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VOL. XXV _MNIGS.CWDNESDAY SEPT EM1IR 7, 1910 -O.9
VOTE WAS HEAVY
ru Relative of the Cani'8a53
STATUS OF TE COUN
BiesMe Leds for Goverur with *.
364. Against Feathetone's f9.
964.-How the Other Candidates
Raa, &ad Wbo Will be in the
Secoud Primary on Tuesday Week.
In the .ace for Governor. Cole L.
Blease. of Newberry. has maintained
a lead over his nearest opponent. C.
C. Featherstone. of Laurens. The
relative standing of the ,six candi
dates for Governor has not been
changed since early Tuesday night.
Thos. G. McLeod hold third place.
John G. Richards fourth. F. H. Hyatt
fifth, and John T. Duncan sixth.
The total vote in the first primary
will no doubt reach ~105.400. some
what to the surprise of many who
expected a much lighter vote. The
rains of the Pee-Dee ard Piedmont
apparently had little effect in keep
ing the voters from the polls. Spar
tanburg was the banner county, poll
ing over S.000 votes. The voting was
lightest in the coast counties where
the terrific rains of Monday had put
the roads in such condition as to de
tain many tro= :he potts.
In the race for Governor. Cole L
Blease has 33.364. while C. C. Feath
erstone has 29.964. a lead of 3.400.
the latter having more than a 4.000
lead over Thos. G. McLeod. Tne to
tal vote of the other three aspirants
amounts to about 16.000.
Cole L. Blease. for Governor. car
ried the counties of Aiken. Anderson.
Barnwell. Berkeley. Calhoun. Chero
kee. Dorchester. Fairfield. Horry.
Laurens. Lexington. Newberry. Pick
ens. Richland. Saluda. Union and
C. C. Featherstone carried the
counties of Abbeville. Colleton.
Greenville. Greenwood. Hampton.
Lancaster, Marn. Marlboro. Oconee.
Orangeburg and Spartanburg.
T. G. McLeod received a plurality
in the counties of Beaufort. Charles
ton. Chester. Chesterfield. Claren
don. Darlington. Dillon. Florence.
Georgetown. Lee. Sumter and WIl
For Lieutenant Governor. Charles
A. Smith. of Timmonsville. is elect
ed. receiving 58.906 votes to 44.001
for E. W. Duvall. a majority of near
For Attorney General. J. Fraser
Lyon's vote is 72.585. while that of
B. B. Evans Is 27.574. Mr. Lyon be
ing easily re-elected. It appears that
both candidates were freely scratch
Col. W. W. Moore. of Barnwell.
and Capt. 3. M. Ricadson. of Aien.
will make the race again for Adju
The most interesting contest In the
entire list is the neck and neck race
ntweeu Hampton and Scarborough
to deermine who shall make the race
with James Cansler for railroad com
missioner. About 138 votes seperate
the two. Hampton leading with 22.
634 to Scarborough's 2.496. Can
aler's big lead is 40.896. being 16.
3?3 over his nearest competitor.
Of the five Congressional contests.
three were settled by Tuesday's prim
ary. Maesrs. Legare. Finley and Lev
er having been re-elected over their
Second primaries will be held in
the d4 district between Metssrs. J. F.
Btrynes and 3. 0. Patterr-on. incumi
bent. and in the 6th between Messrs.
J. E. Ellerbe, Incumbent, and P. A.
For the sece u1 Democraite prim
ary there will be five races. two fo'
Congress and those for Governor.
Adjutant Gencral and railroad comn
missioner. In a large majority of
the counties there are to be contests
for county offices, many of them for
the Legislature, but whether .. not
these are of suffcient interest and
Importance to cause a large 1 -te re
mains to be seen.
Following is the vote of *: vre
Cole L. Blease... .. .. . .364
C. C. Featherstone .. -.-- 9.964
T'. G. McLeod.. .. ..--... 18
John G. Richards ...9.8
F. H. Hyatt.. .. .... ..43
John T. Duncan.. ......1.434
Totals......... ...-- . -- 1 516S
Charles A. Smith.. .....58.609
E. Walker Duvall.4 .001
Totals.........-- . 10--- 1 2.610
. Fraser L' on. . . ..--.. -
B. B. Evans...... -- .574
Totals........... .. --- 101059
Adjutant and Inspector General
W. W. Moore.. ....-.50.467
J. M. Richardson.. .....33.440
Charles Newnham. .121662
Totals.. .. ...-.-.--..105.569
James Cansler... .. .4. 7
G. Mc~ufe Hampton . .. .2.
0. C. Scarborough..-24
G. H. Mahoni.. .. .. --1-.
Totals.... ..---. . .1.4.46
Geo. S. Legare........-7. -I 11
Ji. H. Lesesne.. ..-..-..-.-.
.1 0 Pattersn.-.--.-.-..-.
c. W. Garris .....--.--.
Totals .. ..--.--.-. -1.-..
D. E. Finley.--.--.--.--8-69
T. B. Butler.... ......6.135
AN AWFUL NIGHT
1Y:NTY-SEVEN YEARS SINCE
THE BIG EARtTHQUAKE.
Wrought Damage of Five Million
Dollars in (harleston and Killed
Twenty People and Hurt Many.
Last Wednesday was the twonty
sixth anniversary of the terrible
earthquake which shook Charleston.
causing damages to property aggre
gating more than $Z.00'.000 and
the loss of twenty odd people. kil:ed
outright and the injury of several
hundred. many of whom died from
their injuries. All the older p,:ople
remember wbat an awful night it
was. The following from the Char
leston Post gbout the earthquake
will be read with interest:
The shock occured on a Tuesday
night. at 9:54 o'clock. On the Friday
morning previous a slight shock
was felt by some people in Charleston
and Summerville. but the people
generally ridiculed the idea of an
earthquakX until the great shock
came which left no doubt of a dis
turbance of the kind having occured
The terrible viitation gave no warn
ing. There was a sudden rumbling
noise, a puff of breeze. causing the
leaves to rustle and then the ground
lifted and lowered with a wave like
motion and the buildings tottered
and fell, burying hundreds In the
ruins while those who could do so
made hasty retreats for the parks
and open places. where many lived
for weeks after the great shock.
To add to the terrors of the occa
sion. several fierce fires occurred In
the overturning of lamps. The en
gines had diffbeulty in getting to the
fires on account of the debris in the
st reets and then some of the horses
of the fire department forgot their
training and escaped from the sta
tion houses. The tires were however
extinguished In the several sections.
without contributing very materially
to the losses of property values.
The cries of the negroes who be
came hysterical. many believing that
the day of judgment had come added
no little to the .errors of the occasion
With the scetaes of havoc and dis
tress on all sides robbery of resi
dences and stores was consequently
occurring and between protecting
lives and property the police otlicers
had no small task on their hands.
With the congested crowds on the
parks and open places the sanitation
>f these quarters became a problem
to the health authorities.
In many ways and times. Charles
ton passed through an ordeal which
few cities of the country had before
endured. The terrors exceeded those
of fres and cyclones which had sev
eral times laid a heavy hand upon
Charleston and to many. the scenes
nd experiences of the earthquake
were worst than those of war.
Charleston lived through It all.
The city arose phoenix-like from her
ashes and it was not many months
before the general evidences of the
disaster were complete,1y obliterat
ed. A cloeg inspection of many
buildings today in Charleston reveals
the presence of bolts, new plaster
work and other work which bear in
the outlines the story of the repairs
of property and the rebuilding of
be city following the terrible visita
AUTO KILLS TWO.
Wehigh Valley Express Crashes Into
- Motor Car.
Mrs. Edgar A. Emens of Syrzenise.
. Y.. wife of Prof. Emcaus of Syra
cuse ,,nivergi"-. and Miss Martha
Emens of Fayette. a sister of Prof.
Emens. were killed Monday after
non at Caywood. 2t0 miles south of
Geneva. when the fast Chicago-N-v
York express on the Lehigh Valley.
crashed into the rear of their auto
eoe while they were crossing the
tracks. Prof. Emens is in the hos
ital in a serious condition and their
:hauffeur. C. .M. Kilmer, is baday
FORM Sticil'E PACK.
Two Women. After Quarreling With
Husband., Take Poison.
Mrs. Mabel Williams. aged 30. and
\rs. Lillian Dable. aged 32. lit in::
ogether with their husbands at Ev
.nsville. Ind.. entered a suicide comn
'act. They had a quarrel with their
husads, and Mrs. Dahler "dared
sie Williams to die with her. Mrs.
labler drank a vial of creosote. while
irs. Williams took a dose of carbouic
tcid. Mrs. Williams died in a fen~
hours. Mrs. Daller's recovery is.
T. E. Elierbe........-- S
P. A. Hodges.. .. ...--.767
Geo. W. Brown.. .. ......4
B. B. Sellers...........-12-17
A. F. l.ever ......-.-. --..
t. W. Ray.. .-..---.-.-. "
Who Will Rtun (her.
The State Deu.ocratic committee
met late Friday afternoon to canvass
the returns of the first Demnocratic~
primary. The principal issue at
sake. to be settled at this meen;
was whether G. Mc1Thfme HamvEnn
nr . C Scarbonah abnuldi mnak
I ta ra fnr railroad emine
aaginst .Tami"s Cansler. Tha ofme.i
count shoned Col. Scarborough lead
tng his opponent by over :O.m V---..
The relative starding of th.- n:he-r
candidates, and the results as an
lade an Attempt to Hold Up Passess
Train on Western Read.
KNOCKED DOWN BY ROC
Thiwi by the Lrave Engineer A1t
He Was Shot in the 1A by tI
RJhher. Who Wa: lustantly Kil
ed by the Riow.-Ikmy Ha No
In a desperate attempt to hold u
west bound Colorado Midland trai
No. ::. four miles west of IDividI
Cal.. early Friday morning. an u:
known bandir was instantly kille
by a rock thrown by Engineer Fran
Stewart after he had shot the eng
neer in the leg.
Two young men who were foun
near the sene of the hold-up. ar
held for inv'estigation as to thei
complicity in the robbery. One wa
slightly wounded in the head b
The highwaymen crawled over th
tender as the train slowed up at
siding to meet an eastbound trair
As he- stopped the train. Stewar
turned to see his fireman. Pa1
Bachman. standing with his hand
above hi, head and heard the rob
>er say: "Put up your hands or I'l
>low your head off." The robbe
then forced both men to leave th
engine and marched them betor
him to the express car.
According to the story told b:
Stewart. who was brought to a hos
pital. the robber ordered them ti
tell the express messenger they wer
n peril of their lives. that the trait
had been held up and that the rob
er was determined to have th<
money in the express car. Stewar
states that the robber fired severa
shots at the heads of passenger
who looked out to see what wa:
"When we got to the express car.
said Stewart. "my fireman dashe<
under the car and crawled to thi
Dther side. The robber leaned unde:
the car to shoot at him, and whet
he 'ook his eyes off me. I struel
him with all my strength with .
rock I had picked up as T jumpe<
>ff the tender. As I did so. h4
whirled and shot at me. the hulle
W*iking me in the leg. Guess mi
blow finished him. for he never mov
<4 after !he rock hit him. I mus
have fainted then. for the next
knew the conductor and expres&
messenger and a group of exc
passenger were standing about me.
When the remainder of the trait
rew heard the shots they seizec
weapons and rushed to the head o
the train. firing as they came.
Stewart was given immediate med
ical attention by physicians who were
n hoard the train, and was brough
to Colorada Springs. Ills conditior
s not serious.
Shortly after the hold-tip Sherit
on Puhl and a posse scoured th<
rountry near the sce-ne of the at.
empted holdup and discovered th1
wo unknown men hiding in th<
brush. One was daz.ed by a hull
ound in the head. Ie is out or
parole frot the State reformatory
The men claim they were ridin: th,
blind baggage and were beating the:
way to Grand Junction. They sa:
one was struck by a stray hualle
from the bandits' gun. They arn
held for investigation.
The dead robber wore a clotl
mask and a gunnysack :ied abou
his nec-k. lie has been identifi-9
There was~ no ro'usual shipment a
nionee in the express car. *'.
bantit told the fireman as the:
narched alona the train that he in
tended to rifle the passe'ngers as wel
PANlt' ON TlR(l.l.EY.
lteults in the l~ecath of aPaee
And Injury of .inother.
On.- passenger dead. andt her I:
the hospital with severe cuts an
ruises about the head as a resul
f e panic amnong the pacssenge'rs o
a car of the Raleigh. N. C.. stree
railway about miduight Thursday.
The controller on the front plt
form flashed luridly and six negr
;assengers dashed to the car plael
form, jumping off as the cat' wa
running 3 miles an hour. As the
ran between the aisles they knocke
down and traimpled the conducto1
in jumping from the car. Racha<
ltrant 5ustained concussion of tb
"rain and died Fr'iday morning:. Mat
Ftrvant was seve'rely cut about th
head. hut will recover. The ias.h<
the controller was harmless.
Sad Iteath of Lady Marjorie Erskir
The body of L~ady Marjorie Glad:
Start Erskine the second dauighti
of the Earnl of Buchban. who had bet
missing for a month, was found Sa
'rday. lying ont the heather on
:onely mountai. 'ide near AvismOr'
inernss. Scotiand. An examinati'
of the body showed that the womati
ankle had been injured, and it is pr
umed that Lady Marjorie. "ho w
fond of mountain climbing, fell a:
broke her ankle, and being unab
to walk died from exposure. SI
wa 2eIS9 years nld.
toted tron Carhalic Ari.
.chlito. *he outticelder of :he ('h
a-o Nationail ~--a~ehall club. w
!ound :lead in bod in a hotel in L,
t.rirje \ltdaty ie-ath w as d
t~ tolcC:-.id :ae th scuicie
RURAL MAL CARRIER
TS THE 'MOlERNENGH NE
To COUNTY 'LACES.
A Georgia .temporary Pay% a High
Tribute t~o the. Men Who tarry
the Mail. -
The (:.-orgian says the rural mail
-arrier is the modern enlightener.
that's what he is- -this driver of the
-taxe-c)ach of rural progres-s.
He came into existence only a few
t ars a-:o. Itut do you know wh-it
i.e. with his increasing numbers. has
.n.- since then'
p He turned the rural sections "Z
tI:te 'nited States squarely about and
:a.de new places of them.
He opened up the way for the new
-Lentitic agriculture and the new 3
k ::cultural education that is becoming
such a tremendous force in Ameri
<-n life-a thing that will add mil
d!cns to the wealth of the farm and.
therefore, to the nation. That. what
rb has done and is doing.
And. in addition. every day he
1-irgs brightness and joy to places
where hrightness and joy came ail
As a dispenser of cheer and hap
;iness his equal probably hs nver
.een known. He is wo.nv :-f ilte
highest place in the most enthusias
tic sunshine circle or smile club
Daily he bors thenews of the
world and. therefore, a bi. of its
-sdom and culture, to the isolated
homes of the farm.
It's hard to conceive of a more
ennobling occupation. As a matter
- of fact. the occupation reacts on the
man with beneficial results. There
never was yet a rura! free delivery :
carrier that wasn't a booster: never I
one that was a pessim1'.t. and never
one who, if he held the job an.
length of time and was not the hig- I
est type of progressive citizen, did- 1
not become so. C
This follows as a natural result <
The rural carrier handles the elec- t
- tric current of civizilation, and nee- a
essarily he receives the thrills of its
pulsating force. C
Traversing each day a wide terri- t
tory. he observes what farming oper- I
ations are being carried on: he notes i
the affairs of community life. He c
has perhaps a broader view and. 1
therefore. knows more of the condi- i
tiens of his neighhood than any oth
er man in it. No man is more sn- t
sitive to its needs than he. or sees
more clearly what can operate for J
If there exists anything like and I
improvement club or betterment so-''
ciety. he is usually the head if it.
.nd his efforts are not lukewarm.
hut are enthusiastic an, persistent
Enlightening others. he enlightens
himself. Bringing good citizenship
to others. he acquires it himself on
Distributing news, knowledge and
ood cheer, his dutty trip is a sort of
triumphal march. ils coming ia
atched for in advance. He is sight-r
ed far down the road. He is met
with a welcomne and what he brings
is received with joy, and the words
with which he is dismissed, ''Come
again" are no meaningless phrase.
KILl-EIJ IN A WRtENl.
Seaboarrt Fast Mail Runs Into Wadh
out in Georgia.
The Columbiia Record says the
Seaboard Fast .\ail, set down on thea
tie tables as passenger train 66.I
fronm .acksonville 'o New York. had:
left Sievannah en route to Columbia
and beyond. The night had brought
to the Georgia coaat counties the
heaviest rain in years. the precipita
tion exceeding eight inches. At Ex
ly, a flag stop 1.; mik-s north of
Savannah. the locomotive plunged I
into a washout, with fatal results to
enineer Fred Pierce and fireman
Sam D~ukes. colored. That no other
r causalities occurred was probably
due to the fact that No. t6 Is a vetvy
heavy train, carrying several Pull
mans besides the regular compie
i ment of day coaches.
i A VERLY STRANGE CASE.
Mans Muscles Hardening, the Result
of Hook Wormi.
s Physicians at Richmond are great
v -yinterested in the case of M. L
2 Peadon. a Pitt county. Y'. C.. farmer.
a-.ho is in a hospital for the treat
ment of a form of ossification. Thie
e condition is regarded as due to a
y form of the hook worm disease from
which he suffered two years ago.
SSix months ago he noticed a hard
ening of the muscles of his feet. limbs
and hands. It continued to such an
alarming extent that the muscles
would i-rack when jarred by walking.
The joints of the elbows and fingers
developed boil like ulcers. Tne tphy
sican in charge says Peadon is suf
fering from hardening of the muscles
s and that it is yielding somewhat to
r electrical treatment.
t- CHAMPION REEF- EATER.
C onumhes EI.es en Pound.. or Steak at
s One Sitting,
s Aiderman Frank Dotzler. who ts
id 381 peunds in weight, has been ofli
l1 cially declared the champion heet
eeater of N.'w York city for the .sear
I e-O. The championship belT is an
nualv conteste'd f'r at a T;ramman
opm: Auzust. This years -on
iktes as held at a Thora reenri te5
etrday. and was referred by Samuel
as IS. Koenir. secretary of sta'a of New
+ York Alderman Dotzl.r dlispose~d of r
u 11 1-4 pounds of steak. w:niiune by
ll Gree ounces. after a fierce contest in
wich two of :he con''estants abzost
DEEDS Of HEROES
((IL. t(XJES TELlS OF BATTLE
OF (ltAV. El. RIUN.
Hancock Badly Donet' Up but Butler
in the Fight.-eath of the Gal
lant Capt. Smith.
Tuesday was the anniversary of
the battle of Gravel Run. fought be
tween the forces of the North and
South. Growing reminiscent Mlon
day. Col. U. R. Brooks. of Columbia.
--A attle planned, fought and won
bv Huletr: On the 27rd of August.
IS64. Butler's scout told him that
there was one dtvision of calvar% and P
one brigade of infantry directly in e
front of him. lie laid .is plans. pit- |
-hed into them. whipped them and j
cot over enouch of their ground to e
see that it would be a good idea to i
take Reams Station. then held Ly %I
liancock's corps. d
"This first was the battle of Grav-1*
-1 Run. At the time Gen. lampton W
was seven miles away with his hand- f
ul of men. e
"When this battle was over But- -
er never stopped until -he found Gen. h
-lampton and told him that if he t
ould get Gen. Lee to send some of y
k. P. Hill's infantry from the breast- ic
works in front of Petersburg that w
hey could whip Hancock's corps and h
"General Hampton thought it was b
. good idea and on the next day, the c
!4th. called on Gen. Lee in person. a
rhe next day, the 25th. with A. P. b
-i's inrantry and Butler's calvary. e
L11 under Hampton. they whipped
iancock. captured sixteen pieces of w
rtillery. four thousand stands of 0
rms. 3.000 prisoners and sixteen P
attle flags. Gen. Lee was so pleas- 1Y
d with Butler's work that he and
ampton immediately recouiended w
im for Major General. Hancock tl
ras so mortified at the rout of his IM
orps that he said: "I don't want to w
ie, but I would rather be dead ''
ban to see my corps routed again b
s they have been today." s
"Wnen we captured the cannon ti
ur men did not know how to handle tI
he guns. Lieut. Henry Heise. now f3
iving in Columbia. was in command
t a particular spot, where these c2
annon were captured. There was a Y
'ankee sergeant. an American.
rhem we had captured. When he c(
aw that our men did not know how O
o handle the guns. he rushed up. M
aying: ''1.et me fire them for you. e1
ust bring the amunition.' And he
st mowed them down like chaft '
tefore the wind. T.hese were his
wn men who he was killing. :
"Another thrilling incident: We go
ow to the -.th of September. !:. '1
hen Mart Gray was leading the h(
[ampton lecion. then infantry, in
charge. at the hattle of Sharpsburg. b
apt. Smith, of the sarme legion. be- h(
ng shot down right ly Gen. Gary k
nd t.'ie l!ood was spattered all ov.-r
ary's shirt -bosom. Capt. Smith ti
as the father of W. G. Smith. the lF
otton manufacturer, of Orangeburg.
Iso the first cousin of R. W. Shand. he
PATTERSON P'LEADlED GU'ILTY. M
aid One Hundred lDollars Fine by ,
Order of the Court. t
A. B. Patterson. coporal. Company e<
.Third regiment. of the South Car
lina National Guard, has pleaded ~
uilty to the charges of disrespect tc,
d offerl:'g violence against his su
erior offcer. Lieut. Col. H. B 'r
pringts, and of conduct to the pre
udic of good order and military dis
ipline. He was sentenced by Maj
t. Boyd C'oles, the presiding omeiet
if the summary court which sat ir.
arnwell. to pay a fine of $10 01o
er.-:0 days at hard labor. ('or
~oral Pat.'rson paid the fine and wa.
'eleased from custody.
The report of the trial before the
~umary court In Btarnwell was re
'eived Tuesday at the adjutant gen
~ral's offce. The incidents out of
hich the charges against Corpora.
satterson grew occurred on the trar
ear Jefferson City. Tenn.. while the ~
hird regiment was returning from
he etncam pment at Chicamauga.
According to the specifications set
~ortn in the report of the trial. Pat
erson was drunk and disorderly and
4fter l:reaking giass in thme train win
ows. threatening to stab Lieut. Col.
prins with a hayonet. The spec'
flations also state that he disobey
t an ord--r to stop drinking. W~hen
arrested and taken before the sum
ary court which was ordered to
ry him. Patterson pleaded guilty to t
ll the charges brought against him
F'ound Boy Killed.
No trace has been found of the
kidnapper and murderer of Peter f
Faish, four-y'ear-old son of Frank i
Fabian. an Italian. at Kingston. N.t
Y. The boy's body was found Thure -
day in an enthouse at the rear of his
home. eut and strangled. He hidl
b.'n .lead b.ut a short time, although
misin: sirce last Friday.
Superceded. He Ends L~ife.
Priven into a state of despondency
by the fact that after 22 years of
faithful service in one position in a
Memphis. Tenn.. department store.
he had been superceded by a new
an. Fr'-derick W. !ves. a widely
lnown dry goods salesman. commit- ]
ted suicide there Friday by. taking
Nilled by Lightning.
:andinun around a net::b"nrhood1
ega' Lneni'-an. C r' . wherC his
mother and fire other nomen huad
gathered to draw nater. Theodore
G'!er:. tie years old. was inastanth
k~iied, an'l all the women more or
less seriously hurt by a bolt of light-j
::g from a'.os: a clear sky Sunlay
VERY SAD CASI
Jknowu Woman Atempts to Kill He
self in the Hotel Astor.
LEFT PATHETIC NOTES
n Our to Her Aloither She "aid "I
i %Iteally Iplorable that A Gi:
Cannot Get Along Honorably i:
Newv York." and HiL% the 1Mr
While surteons in the Flower ioiw
ital in New York were making c'
ry ef'ort M.nday to save !-> life o
he ashiona y attit' '.'*:,: t
ian whio sho: and ser-.
d herself the crowded wait
Ig roon o. the Hotel Asto
'edn.esdlay ni;ght. tiw :in --mt. v
ie authorities to obtain a .; -
:tc wouan's identity were unre
arded. She still persisted in r
ising to answer questions. Wehn
ver an effort was made to get he:
)say who she was, she would bit<
er lips and shake her head nega
vely. Surgeons Thursday said thi
Wung woman's condition was ser
us and that an operation probabl
,ould have to be performed upoz
er during the day.
She walked Into the hotel shortl
efore midnight Monday night, seat
I herself In the woman's room anc
momen.t later shot herself in the
r-.ast. She was conscious when tak
x to the hospital.
"I did it myself." was all sh4
ould say. She is about 25 year
d. of medium height and light com.
texion. wore no jewelry and had on
a small amount of money.
In her black silk h:-:al a whie'
as picked up in the waiting room oi
te hotel were found three letter
maring the date of August 18. The
ere addressed "Dearest Blanche.'
D)earest Sister" and "Mother Dear.'
it from each the signature had beer
-ratched so carefully as to be prac
cally illegible, although the polic
LOUght they could read "Nora" .i
int strokes in one of them.
"It is really deplorable that a girl
not get along honorably in New
rk." ran the letter to her mot'her
[n somethings I might have suc
eded had I conceded to the wishe
' men i!) cultured t'' usuall1
oreyed but minus morals. Nev
- reproach yourself for what I an,
out t.o do. I can hear you say.
'ow. my dear. it is very wront for
is to take one's life, whatever th4
centive may be.'"
A zypewritten manuscript carried
e title "Thessalia." and under it it
-r own handwriting was scrawled:
.1y pet story. which I wanted
iried with me. I wish I could take
>oks as companions into the un
twn world with me."
it was a long story andi dealt with
e adventures of two young men in
The hotel physicians said that they
id found clutched in the girl's left
nd a small typewritten mnanuscript
ed with baby blue ribbon. Shi.
emed loaeth to relinquish it and h.
>taine'd only a hasty glimpse en
hat seemed to be a short novel
>me onie straightaway advance.
e theory that the attempted sui
de had been inspired by diappoint
"Don't take .t from me." she whis
~red. "I want to have it buried
'Hut you are not going to die.
"But I want to die." shte urged.
KII1.1 INt A CAVE IN.
re P'lay'ing ilandit in HolIe Thers
Had lDug in a Hill.
Two bcoys were kil'ed and anoth.
s arm was broken. w hen the rot
a cave they were digging in thw
d banks along W1allworth Run
ear Cleveland. Ohio. collapsed. Car
roege, 12 years old, and Waltet
hristpherson 13i. are dead. whilt
ermani .\itchekope. 13. escape<
ith a broken arm.
The boys started to play bandil
.et's dig a cave t" store the treas
r' in" said one. The'y took a rust:
ik ar.d shovel and made an excavae
or.. The cave was almost comupl'te
hen the roof gave way.
A woman saw the accident an<
,rmoned a policeman and nearb:
'arknen. who helped dik the boy:
ut. The Blroege lad was (lead an<
hristopherso'n wvas so badly injure<
e died in less than an hour.
Mlan Fell Twenty-six Storie's.
Crowds on Park Row. one of Net
'ork's busiest streets, stopped terri
ed Thursday at the sight of a man
od hurling thovu::h the air tron
he roof of the 2.;th story Park Ros
:lding. 'rhe body crashed into th
kylight of the sxstory building ad
ining and an'came jammed into th
iachiner'y of the el--vator. It wa
ot ide'ntified. it i" not known
he man tell of deliberately junmpe
o his deatth.
Tat~ Former President Roosevel
ei e the '"Insurgents" cand:
!ate for President in 1912 was i
imated by U'nited States Senate
)olliver of Iowa in the course of a
~ddress at MIonitow. Wis.. Thur
lay nighut. when he spoke in beha:
t the renomlination of Senator 1
t afolletto at the primaries o
ric'sd y net.
A a ung iride.
Rth Hardir..-. of Bcg-.it:sa. T.a
ea 'ne of the youn~.-st brides on r
:ord. She. is eler-n years of a
i s stated. and was married het
esterday to t":l::n Breland. age
IE; YI.Ait OF 3lYNlSTERL IN THIK
UNITED) STTES IS
Six Hundred and Thirty Three Dol
larn.ome interet-ting Statitic"
t The avo'rago salary pa:id to minis
tvra in the United States is $633 a
j year, ccording to a bulletin that
the government has just iusued.
0 This conclusion is reac'hed from fig
ur'es for the year I 9'6. There were
then lt;4.Se'l Christain ministers in
the Unitedl States. and l."S4 Jewish
rabbis. They Increase in number
i-t the rate of nearly 4.14)" a year.
the total salary pald to ministers
in 19ot was $'9.67..37. More
than half the Christain -min-isters
are included in the Baptist and the
r There are a number of ministers
in New York who receive $~.000 a
year. The hightest salary ever off
ered to a minister in New York was
$l8.000 a year. It was offered by
the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian
r church and he declined it. Several
ministers in New York receive $15.
000 a year and a dozen or so $12.
404 a year. These are the hightest
salaries for ministers in the world.
London and Berlin averages are
hardly more than $3.000 a year.
That Is. a London minister who gets
$3.000 Is near the top. In New York
he is near the bottom.
The government shows the aver
age salaries of ministers In cities
- having 300.000 population and over
to be : Baptist $1.793: Congrega-1
tiona! $1.938: Methodist $1.642:
Presbyterian. $2.450; Protestant
Episcopal. $1.873: Reformed. $1.
938: Roman Catholic. $684. and Jew
In the smaller cities and rural dis
tricts. ministers' salaries run away
dawn. Baptists in the South aver
age $334. and colored Baptists in the
south $227. On the other hand.
bodies that are strongest in the cit
ies. like the Unitarian. the Protest
ant Episcopal, and the Roman Cath
olic. the averages stay about the
For example Unitarians receive the
highest average salaries of all. their
figure being $1.653. The Protestant
Episcopal ranges down from $1.517
the Roman Catholic does not fall off
it all. . the rural districts ranging
higher than the average. at $724.
The average salaries of Christain
Science readers is only $234 for the
!,hole country, with $935 as the av
^rage in cities having 3006.000 popu
lation or more. The government
explains this curious fact as that
readers are practitioners as a rule
.nd are expected to earn their own
In actual money. M.Iethodist minis
.ers cet most of all. their salarier
1imounting annually to $16.150.000
Rantists receive S0.32:.000. Pres
byterians $7.61 0.u.00. Roman Cath
olics S6.7 79.00)0. Episcopalians $4.
587.000.fl Congregationalists 54.154.
.ine. Reformed $1.6$2.000,) and Jewt.
$S5.00. Not all bodies reported.
o~ these figures. in practically every
instance, ought to be increased by
nme-fifth for 19"8. and another rifth
'or the present year. It is estimated
n the basis of these relporu that
91') $1 O00.000 will be paid ii
salaries, and that congregational ex
tenses. missions. and extensions w'l1
involve $a00.00.00 n.ore.
FOUNI) I.l19'01t ON FARM.
Ilepunty Sheriff Rtaided Premis.es of
A deputy sheriff Sunday re.ded thi
premhises of J. WV. Jackson. a well
to-do farmer. living about four mile
from Clio. and seizedP' s'merai gallong
of whiskey and 23 or 301 gallons o1
wine and cider. Jatckson was not a
home at the time of the raid and har
not been seen since.
The raid was made w-hen John Se.
:ers. a negro arrested on the charge
of violating the liquor law, failed ti
put in an appiearance for trial. Jack
son had furnished bond for the negro
For some time liquor had be -n
coining into Clio and finding nt
claimant. Finally a c'onsignment ar
rived address'ed to John Sellers. Tnr
liquor was seized and Sellers~ at rest
ed. Jackson put up bond for him
PtOSY OF~It-'E~ RO()Hll.
Postmaster Find' Stick of I~ynamoite
S ~andl Fuse.
i A somewhat critd.' atterupt was~
maed.- to :>ur:::larize : he Seneca post -
otmce early Monday muornint.
\\'hen th.. po'ztmxa-ter entered
his omie he f''und alot $6i worth
- of stamps mhissinr and notedI that 3
s hol.e had he.en drilled in the comn
Pat ion !ock. In the waste bas
Sket n.earb~y the safe he found a stick
of dynamite and fuae. ahile on tn.
.floor a numbier oftools stiefl fronm
e a nearby blacksmith shop were
d Kentucky Farmer Dlespair%.
IRobbed of his wife by death, and
of his only child by kidnappers
Te'xia Al ison. a prosperous farmer.
has returned honme after a vaar
-search through six Sou:thern States
-Little Gladys All:son wa.s abducted
a-bhile returning from the funeral
a Iof !,er mother three weeks ago at
- Shrerep~or?. La.. and since then her
I'Iather ha., been unable to find a sing
le trace of the chtid's whereabout%
Rats Hand Itlown Off.
S.lexajder Buzrkiti. a:"ed i7. od
" dnamite can a week ago and. r:
. v tried to remove a large s'an'
- 'rm he front '.ard of his home at
e. Kittannig. Pa.. with i. ii- P!?'e.
e the cap on a stone an.d h:: i with a
ed jhat~r/r. The stor~e :s st:". there
h.. Bu-Mrt it his r: ht haani
HAD CLOSE CALL
iraes scape From Death of a
Chicag n in AMrica.
PINNED TO THE EARTH
By an Enraged Elephant Which He
Wa Hunting. Made Profesmor U
E. Akely. of Chiengo, Think His
JLaMt Day on This Earth Had
liawned But He Still Uv'e.
Iet-ils of Professor C. E. Akeley's
eneounter with an elephant while
hunting big game ia Africa were
received in Chicago Thursday. A
few days ago friends heard of the in
jury received by Protesor Akeley.
who was formerly connected with the
Field museum of Chicago. but be
yond the news that he was not fatally
wounded. there was little else. The
letter was received by Fred N. Steph
enson. who, with John T. McCutch
son was a member of the~ Akeley
hunting party in Africa.
Prof. Akeley's letter says *You
may wonder just what happened
when I met the last elephant. Brief
ly this: He took me by surprise.
The herd was some distance In ad
vance in the bamboos and he was on
me with one tusk at my chest before
I could raise my gun. I caught ths
tusk and threw myself between tha
tusks. grasping one with each hand.
As I went down he drove his tusks
into the ground-his trunk curled
under and on my chest. Just an
- nstant I saw his vicious little eye.
t.hen with awheeze of rage, he surged
down and I went to sleep.
*Four and a half hours latter I
awakened drenched with a cold
mist. buried in blood and ants. One
eye fortunately was in service and I
could see a little way off the camp
fires and tents of the gun bearers
and porters where they cooked their
food and mourned their dead "bwa
"They had left me to Allah and
-My voice was in good sham* 2n4
how the curs did come when I called.
They took me In and during interrale
>f conseiouness I got them to give
ne whiskey and beef tea.
"Dr. Phillips. of the Church 3f
icotland Missi'ov. reached us about
4S hours after the "colision." so
had the best of care. There were
lo hones broken except ribs and
on't know how many of these.
*Why the elephant left me I know
,ot. Probably he thought I was fin
shed and went for others. But the
others had all leaked out of the land
:cape. It seems that in his last drive
ownward he had pushed his tusks
a far into the earth as he could.
.hich acounts for my not being fiat
ened out as thin as a wafer. My~
cad gun carner was Swahiil. who
was with Arthur Newman when he
-as gored by a cow elephant. They
ay that on that occasion he killed
he cow, on this occasion he carried
good gun to a point of safety.
'it is now three weeks .since I
as hurt. I am still on my back.
ut doing finely. I hone the' in
nother three weeks I shall be en
the trail of my friend the elephant.'
CAtSED PARENTS TO REJOICE.
)aughter Not Killed1 in Wreck as
There was a joy in the home of
;orgs Jageman at Chicago where
:lom resicned a few hours before.
ad Miss Lena Jagemann. the daugh
:er who has% been mourned as one
f the victims of the Grand Trunk
railrood wreck. near Durand. Mich..
s on her way to Chicago to essure
ler parents that she is indeed still
ilive. So impossible did it seem
hat the young woman was still alive.
iter her father had gone to Durand
d identified the body of one of the
dead as that of his daughter, that
the first telegram from Toronto. in
which Miss Jagemann said she had
scaped injury, did not reassure the
,arnts and Thursday two more mes
ags camne from her in reply to the
.nxious ine~uiries and the last one
innounced that she would follow
Wouid (ause a Famine.
The Commoner says: "We shud
er to think of what a famine would
nsue if farmers would run their~~
'arms like the city men think they
ught to run them. The man who3
:an not keep a ::x4 law'n in decent
shape is usualty quite sure he could
uccessfully manage a half-section
farm." We are satIsfied that if then
'armers followed the advice give
y the city chlops it would cause..
aine in the land.
Killed by Lightning.
Wilie She.rill. a white man. lI
ng on the place of W. R. Bruns'o
n the .\ntioch section of Darlingto
:ouny. was killed by lightnin~g Fr
lay afternoon ab'out four o'clock
)r. W. A. Carriaan. of Society
was severely shocked. Th
were working on a horse at t
which was also killed byt
Mir. Sheril! wa shaout thi
.ears of are and leaves a fami
Found feinad ini Hotel.
At New York Saman1 ..
n anufacturer of Chica:
:ound dead in bed with hi
-t in Hotel K<nickerboeke
a evening. A bloody ra
~ear the dead man. Dr. H
Hotel physictan thinks the ma,
-ited suicide. Hiirsch was
; yr old.