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W NOT AGREE
Ie Republicans in Iowa Are Divided
We Hsdik Camps
AD HATE EACH OTHER
This War Between the Insurgent and
Standpat Republicans Gives the
Democrats a Good Cthane of Mak
Ing Gains of Congresnwn in the
State at Least.
Zach McGhee is writing some very
interesting letters to The State of
the political conditions out West. In
his letter. from Sioux City. Iowa. Mr.
The old Democratic party is a con
venient thing to have close at hand.
is the way both factions of the wide
ly split Republican party look at it.
in all of these Middle Westarm 'Jates
there is a good sprinkling of Demo
crats. not enough to get anywhere
very much. and for'this reason ameu
able to various kinds of overtures
from Republicans of this persuasion
In large numbers the Democrats go
into the Republican primaries and
hrp choose the candidates. Then
they try to beat the men they've
voted for, but generally fall. The Re
publican candidates naturally make
appeals to Democrats in one way
or another. and this whole condition
of affairs has been steadily annihila
ting the bitterneqs between the ap
Treles. Especially has the old-time
party antagonism been dissipated by
the growing bitterness between the
two factions of the Republican party.
But the Democrats are used by the
Republicans in another way. Near
ly every old line. or regular. or stand
pat Republican out here who has
studied or is supposed to have stud
Sed the congressional campaign will
say, and seems rather to enjoy say
hng, that the Democrats will most
likely have the house of representa
tives in the next congress. My ob
servation In politics has taugit n'e
that among politicians nearly a.ways
the wish Is father to the thought.
The old line Republicans enjy
the contemplation of a Demo--a -r
victory in November because tane
think the defeat of the Republicvi
party would in large measure vindi
cate their position. Having no higa
er conception of politics, or states
manship. or whatever else you ci1
it, than the preservation of their
party's hold on the government and
rule by those men .who call them
selves Republicans. they want to
teach the leaders of the insurg'nt
movement a lesson. "If we had been
able to have our way.' they will say.
"the Republican party would have
remained in complete possession of
the government. Now see what you
have doue; you have given over the
government to the enemies of the
Observe always that with the gen
eral run of old-line Republicans the
party is everything: the country.
nothing. Of course, giving them cred
it for patriotism. for the rank and
ftle of real Republicans, even of the
old school, must be credited with
their share of patriotism. the theory
of the Republican party is that what
is good for the country, and the
continugl success of the G. 0. P.
is necessary for the welfare of .the
country. Let us assume, then, out
of charity, that the reason they do
not say much about the good of the
country and so much about the good
of the party Is that everybody knows
that they are the same. Now, every
body does not seem to know it. not
at least in this part of the country.
and so a great many are going to
vote-the Democratic ticket.
The rank and file of the insurgent
Republicans, as a matter of fact, care
very little about party integrity. The
eld stand-patters admit this, and that
they say, is the trouble and the dan
gert the people should be taught to
remain loyal to party rather than e-n
couraged to break away. But, they
say, If these insurgents who are
wreciking the party insist on hanging
themselves, we will give them the
whole rope and let them hang them
selves quickly and to the queen's
taste. Then, think the stand-patte's.
the old-line Republicans. these reck
less fellows like Cummins. Bristow.
La Follette. Murdock and the others,
will quit their foolishness, and let
some real political leaders take hold
of things again.
There is nothing new in this. It
is generally known that the old-line
Republicans are intrenching them
selves in the position to say. "I told
you so."' But I have just been talk
ing at considerable length with one
of the known and most representa
tive "standpatters" in all this part
of the country, and all I have said
above is suggested by what he said
He told me openly that it looked
very much as though the Democrats
would have the next national house
of representatives He thinks that
the Democrats will gain at least two,
and possibly three, districts in Iowa.
H-e was even frank enough to admit
that he did not think that this would
be any great hurt-to the Republican
party, he meant, you must bear in
t. T o: it is for the party that he
and his kind are concerned. But he
does not say that he wants the Insur
gents to be taught a lesson: evidently
he wants that. but he was too con
siderate to say it.
His Idea is that the Democrats.
should they have the house, would
not be able to do anything, and hence!
there would be no re:-- Democratic
Sadvantage in gaining the house. while
the lesson which the Republican in
surgents would be taught would have
the effect of putting a stop to thle
Insurgent foolishness. He goes even
further than that, does this stand
pat leader, with respect to the effect
a Democratic triumph In Nevember
would have. He the'ks. just: as m--M
rof the Republican icaders think, or
pretend to think, that the Democrats
would be apt to do something foo!
ish. and so make the c-ountry- an~x
Ious to return to comple:e Repu:bi
Contractor Bankrupt. .
W. A. Esson, a contractor, who at
one time was heavily interested in
Southern contracts, filed a petition
11URN THE RASCALS OUT
rHAT S WHAT THE PEOPLE WILL HI
DO IN NOVEMIBER.
Accordling to the Predictions of the 15
New York World the Republicans
Will i; Routed.
If the predictions of the New York
World comes true the Repunlicans
will be routed horse. foot and dra
goon next November. Here is n ha!
the World predicts: Z
The size of the Democratic v: --ry
that will be announced on the n or i- w
ing '.f Novembier 9 next will b- stag- at
gerin-.. It will include an over- C
whelning majority in the hb)ase of ;
representatives and a gain of mary n
United States senators. Onjo. t'h.- C
president's own State. will be lost --, tl
the Republicans. New York. the w
State of the ex-president. will be ft
sweepingly Democratic. Majoritio-s
will be so large that people will tire
of computing them.
'Not through Democratic virtues e:
and abilities but in spite of Demo- a
cratic blunders and weaknesses are 1<
thosE things to come about, not be- E
cause there are more Democrats !
than Republicans. but because there f;
are more Arn.;rican progressives than c:
standpatters: not a= a rebuke to d
this man or that man in particular. 1
but a condemnation of many men: n
not as a rejection of one policy but s<
as a repudiation of many policies: f:
not as an evidence of momentary in- f<
dignation. but as voicing the demand
of a great and free people for light. t;
for truth. for economy. for peace: p
What ire these bitter Republican e
quarrels but attempts in advance to o
escape the judgment which all konw L
is at hand? There is a mad rusa 1,
for safety. Responsible men are pos- a
ing as irresponsibles. Old offenders t:
masquerade as innocents. Sacrifices a
are oftered up in the hope that the b
popular wrath may be appeased. b
There Is talk even of a third term
in the White House for the vocifer
ous and lawness person under whom
Cannon and Aldrich and Payne and
Sherman and Dalzell got their stran
gle grip on party and country.
In spite of all this there will be
no mistake about that which is to
take place in November. It is to be C
more a Republican defeat than a a
Democratic victory: more a popular -
uprising against plutocracy and priv
ilege than a party revival: moree a
matured verdic t on Rooseveltism .
than upon Republicanism: more a re
buke of Taft as proxy than of Taft d
as president: more an expression of e
hope in Democracy than of faith in c
MR. BLEASE FOR GOVERNOR. 1
Mayor Blease-s friends in Newber- t
ry. as elsewhere throughout the
State. are delighted with the magni- ~
ficent vote which he received in the t
Srst primary on Tuesday. arl are
confidently expecting him to win by '
a large majority in the second prim
With about 95 per cent. of the S
total vote of the State heard from. ~
he is severa'l thousand ahead of Mir. ~
Featherstone. his nearest opponent. ~
and he and Mr. Featherstone will ~
make the second race.
The heavy vote received by Mr.
Blease on Tuesday was not confined
to any raection, but was general[
throughout the State. Starting out
with a handsome majority in his
home county of Newberry. and lead
ing in the surrounding counties of
Laurens. Sal uda. Lexington. Union ~
and Fairfield. he received the flatter- C
ing endorsement of his fellow-citi- C
zens of South Carolina without re
gard to geographical lines or to vo-C
cations in life. U
Mfayor fllease has been ca..s..entb
in the positions which he ha's taken
in politics. He is today a local op- g
tionist on the whiskey questio and
we believe the great majority .of thet
people of South Carolina are today '
in favor of local opion-letting mej
present law alone-because we be- i
lieve they are tired of the liquor -: gg
tation. and are convinced *ha- thej
interests of temperance will i~~ be
subserved by local option. But it
was not on the liquor questiobn th
the people gave Mr. Blease th'e *ead
in the first race. They recognized
his ability, and they want a good S
economical, business adn-inisttrat.r.
without extravagance on the o'e
hand or penur' on the other
With hia lead in the first race
3r. Blease goes into the second raced
with every prospect of his be..ag ti. c
next governor of South Carolina. He~
has made a clean campaig., and] w i
continue to do so. Stad he will nake 7
a good governor. He~ has been sig-,
nally honored by his home people '
and has served th.:m, .ith abaility
and credit to hinmself and to themn
in the numerous positions whicn ne
has filled. That he has the c.onfi
dence of the people among wh->:n hen
has spent his life Is shown by his
election as mayor of the city last
fall, and by the vote which Netwher
ry county gave him on Tuesday. h
New berry Herald and News.
WORK OF A CRAZY MAN.
Shut His Wife Up in a C'ave With SI
Two Hug'e Snakes.
That her husband had imprisoned
her in a cave int which there were re
two huge snakes, from which she SI
hariv .-sea:ped with her life, and st
that later he attempted to t.ie her e
handis and feet andI place her on a k
:-ed-h.'t sto..e. was the testimony glv
en by .\rs. Fannie S. Wood. of D~en- jor
ver. Cal . n the dist rict court inl her p
suit for divorce from Cheste.r L. *
Wood yes-rdayv. She s-cu red her ul]
lecree. Wood became insane sever- c
al months ago and whe-n officers came s
to take him in charge took refuge av.
in a culvert half filled with water.
where for se' eral hours he put upm
a desperate fi? hi nally overcomte ch
after he had received severe injuries. Co
Victims% of Wood Alcohol.
Wood~ ab-ohol. mijxed with beer
and whiskeyv at a foreign christen- l
in. almn.t si!'d nut theity livee, '
.londav .izht at Fa.st Pit tsburg. As
result .!r.hn Wr~d-dsv. Stephen Vor
sik:. Was.-' ntavdoboski and Am
irew Mlule" are not expected t" so
recoer. The alcohol was found Is
where somee painters had left it. da
and was p-it into the drinkables by Pc
iom-o ath uests. hn
A GLOOMY OUTLOOK
GH AUl.THORITY SAYS ENGLAND
i s H E(ANING C01)LESS.
iuan Catholic Priest Says the Peo
ple WVon't Go to Church.-The
Empty Church and the Cradle.
Father Bernard Vaughan. the most
ominent Roman Catholic priest in
agland. in speaking of people not
ing to church. says:
"English people don't go to church
hen knowin:ly and willing'y they
e playing nine pins with the Ten
>mmandments. They do not really
lieve in a personal god who de
ards of them life worthy of a
,ristian calling. II they were a
oroughly believing people they
ould e practical in their reliion
r they are preeminently a practical
--At present the English race is
tween the empty church and the
upty cradle: and, of course, they
t and react on each other. The
w birth rate is simply appalling.
ngiand. one known among nations
; the land of beautiful homes.' is
Lst becominig the land of empty
-adles: and. as was the case in the
ays of decadent Rome. so now in
acadent England-the unfit are the
tost fertile. We have become a
'If-centred. material people. loving
-ivolity. folly and amusements be
"England is suffering from apes
sy from God. If from every pul
it in the land there went forth the
ry. 'Come back to Christ.: instead
r "Come back to the land." there
aight again be hope for this deal
nd. It is with a nation as with
n individual: if the nation abandon
ie worship of God. if its churches
re empty. its souls will be empty:
e3ven will be empty and hell wil
e full of my countrymen.'
A WARM MEETLNG.
Mni-Saloon League President De
nounced by Senator.
The county campaigners of Union
ounty spoke in Union Monday. with
bout five hundred votcws present.
'he day pased without excitement
ntil towards the end of the speak
g. when matters assumed a some
that serious aspect.
The Hon. L. J. Browning. candi
ate for re-election to the House
barged that the Rev. .. L. Harley
tate agent for the Anti-Saloon Lea
ue. had said that Brownin.g had
een drunk during the session of the
.egislature. This the prooacher. who
ras seated upon the pla form. deni
d when given a chance to reply af
er the meting adjourned.
During the speech of Hon. B. F.
'ownsend. who seeks re-election to
be Senate. the speaker pointed to
be Rev. Mr. Harley. and said: "You
re a scoundrel, come here to poke
our nose into matters that are no
oncern of yours." and :more to the
amne effect. After the meeting was
dourned by Chairman W. W. John
n. the croy'd. almost to a man. re
sained to hear Mr. Harley's state
ARRtESTED) ON DEATHBED.
bying Columbian Accused of Bigamy
Butler Grinmsley. aged 25. of Col
mbia. S. C.. was arrested Monday
n a charge of bigamy while lying
n what may prove to be his death
ed. suffering from typhoid fever.
rimsley went to Washington Aug
st S. the police allege, accompanied
y a comely young girl of 1S. whom
e introduced as his wife, and en
aged an apartment.
Grimnsley, it is claimed, married
ie irl, who was Miss Ella Arehart,
fer desgrting his wife and little
irl in Columbia. S. C. Deputy Sher
F Miller of Neew Brooklyn. who on
onday night returned to Columbia
ith the girl, avers that Grimlsey
rduced a marriage certifcate under
le name' of Henry Timmons.
uiNOW No INSURGENTS.
erman Sayb His Party's Meinbers
WilI Not Recognize Themx.
\'ice Pres'dent Sherman. before a
>pany of St. Louis Republicans at
inner there Sunday night. declared
iere are no insurgents in the party.
uaifying his statement, he said
yod Republicans did not recognize
tsurgents. He was about to explain
irther when he discovered newspa
er men in the room.
He ref used to continue beecause he
id, he had been assured by the lo
Republicans than his speech would
yt be reported.
"I would not have it said that I
ade a political speech Sunday night.
>t for anything in the world." Mr.
ierman told the newspaper men as
Swas about to take his train.
LIGHlTNlNG KILLS THREE.
ruk Church Steeple in North Car
According to a dispatch whic'h
a'h'd Charlotte. N. C.. from Hot
'rings M-tdison. C.'unty. lightnong
ruck the steeple of Baldwin's chap
,1 4 miles from that place Sunday.
!ing three people.
Three othe'rs were stunned and
Sof them. Joe Raney. is not ex
rted to recover. The storm, which
s one of unusual violence, came
just as the serv'ices of the lithe
urch were concluding and the wor
iprs -athered around its doors to
:ai'. its passing.
Lihtnng struck the steeple de
'ishing it and badly wrecked th'e
irch creating a panic. When the!
gregatioin gathered courage to
ke stock six men were found in the
eckage. three o'f them stone dead.
Idwin rbap.'! !s located in an iso
d c'ove in the mountains, and Hot
rings. is the nearest settl.'ment.
Killed While Hunting.
Frnk Anderson. the 12 year old
, of Mr. W. WV. Anderson of Wil
ton. was acidentally killed Mon
y morning a few miles from White
nd. in Aiken county, while out
SIZES UP TEDDY
Speeches of Rioeset Severdy Criticis
ed by Wm. Barnes, Jr.
TWO ROGUES FALL OUT
New York Republican Leader De
clares in Statement that "Hyste
ria Ha.s Itun RMot Throughout
this Country" and Inferrentially
The old adage that when ro::ues
fall out honest men will get their
dues. is on the way to verification
in the State of New York. wixre
the Republican leaders are gunn'.s;
for Teddy, who has fallen like a
firebrand in their midst. It is to
be hoped that the fight will be a
veritable kilkenny cat affair. The
people would be benefited.
Wm. Barnes. Jr.. Republican State
committeeman and leader of Albany
issued a statement Friday night, in
which he declares that *hysteria ha,;
run riot throughout this country.'
and that the question to be decided
at the coming Republican State Con
vention at Saratoga. is "*whether the
Republican party will fight the dis
ease or succumb in the interests of
politicians seeking office or tempor
The character of the recent ad
dresses of Theodore Roosevelt in
the West. he says. "has startled all
thoughtful men and impressed them
with the frightful oanger which lies
in his political ascendency."
When he talked with Col. Roose
velt, after the meeting that selected
Mr. Sherman temporary chairman of
the Convention over the Colonel
and learned his attitude toward
public matters." Mr. Barnes says he
told the former President he never
could have voted for him. 'Mr.
Barnes' statement in part says:
"At the coming Convention it will
be determined whether the Repub
lican party of this State. officially.
through Its chosen representatives
In Convention. intends to bow Its
head to the political agitation of the
hour. which Is the cause of the palsy
overhanging the business world to
day or will stand firmly and in un
mistakeable terms by its rock-ribbed
conservative principles, which have
when it Is in power. given confidence
to the business world and encour
"Hysteria has run riot through
out this country. expresasing itself -n
one form or another. such as 'direct
nominations.' the 'Initiative and re
ferendum.' the initiative and recall'
-it matters little what particular
form hysteria takes-the question
to be decided at Saratoga is wheth
er the Republican party will fight
the disease or succumb in the In
'terests of the politicians seeking of
fice or temporary acclaim.
"The recent attack on the Su
preme Court of the United Stattes by
a keen witted and aspiring citizen
could not have been made without
a purpose well considered. It was
an appeal to passion. If this appeas
against judicial decision is popular
and not rebuked there is no reason
whatsoever, if a direct primary law
shou-ld be enacte din this state, why
candidates for judicial offices, com
pelled to run the gauntlet of a dis
trict or Statewide primary, would
not. In order to appeal to the tem
porary sentiments of the moment.
declare In advance their attitude up
on matters which come before them
for judicial review, Instead of men
of long legal experience and judicial
training, there would be as candi
dates for the Bench lawyers who
mould no: hesitate to make that
kind of appeal to the people, which
would be a disgr'ace to their pro
Takes Up For Teddy.
When Mir. Barnes' statement was
communicated to Lloyd C. Griscom.
president of the New York county
Republican committee, at his coun
try place at Fairfield, Conn.. Friday'
night, he dictated the following re
".\r. Barnes Is trying by words to
make the public forget he and his
closest associates have recently been
caught In an ugly and deceitful at
tempt to obtain control of the coat
lng Republican State Convention.
The Republican party In New York
State will have a welcome opportun
ity at the Convention to reprove
MILL~ OPERATIV'E WINS SUIT.
Supreme Court Sustains V'erdict in
Rhodes vs Granby .Mills.
The tirst serious clash between Ia
bor and capital In South Carolina
has be'en settled by the Supreme
Court in~ granting Olin Rhoees. a cot
ton mill operative, the sum of s7.
gnef because his nazrpe was on a
"blacklist' sent out by the Granby
Cotton .\ills. of Columbia, in June
19'07. and thereby was alleged to
have deprived Rhodes of a means
of earning a livellyhood.
Evenr more far reaching than the
actual settlement of the case, is the
principle laid down by the court
which, in effect, that no combin~a
dons ma' be formed that tend to d"
;.rive others of their rights of b'eing
":mploe.d or will injur" others
through threats 0 fintimidation
A concurring opini('n by Jtumie
C. A. Woods goes to the point of eon
demningt such ''agreements" he
twoen mils for the puir;ose of injur
G~eorgian Shot by -Judge.
Badly wounded by two bules. M1.
.\. Dewit. a prominent man of Ed.'u.
Ga.. is at a Savannah ho.pital as the
result of a difficulty with Judge J.
Hartidge Smith of the city court of
Eden. It is said Dewitt passed the
lie and the' shooting followed. De
witt may die.
Horsee lKills Raby
Falling from a buzzy in which it
ws riding with its paronts,.TJoeph.
I C-months~ld soen of John .1. Rouke
'of Sa.vannah. Ga.. was inistantly killed
by a horse following the buggy Mlon
cay afternoon on a country road. The
orse, attached to another buggy.
HURTS THE PARTY
APOSTACY OF CERTAIN DEMO
CMATS DELIGHTS THE
Republican%, Who Are Making Cap
ital Out of the Votes of The Dem
ocrats to Ta Lumber. Etc.
In his letter to The State from
Iowa Zach McGhee says there is. un
questionably. a widespread impres
sion in all parts of the country. but
more particular!y out here. that the
Democrats can always be depended
on to do the wrong things at the
right tini for the Republican party's
advantage. These sentiments are
freely expressed by Republican stand
patters, and eveL. insurrents are im
bubed somewhat with the same idea.
Insurgents and Democrats alike
seem glad that certain Democrats
voted for tariff duties in which their
States were supposed to he interest
ed. The insurgents are making much
capital out of the votes on lumber.
sugrr. and iron ore by certt:In Dem
ocrats. These insurgents tell the
people that these votes show that the
Democrats are just as bad when it
comes to protection as the stand-pat
Republicans. In fact. these Demo
crats are freely referred to as "stand
pat Democrats." the other kind of
Democrats being called "progressive
The Democratic cause naturally
suffers from this. The Democrats
are really misrepresented. their vot
ing for protection greatly exaggerat
ed. but it is effective. On account of
these votes In the new tariff session
of congress and the tu-n given to
them, thouaands of Democrats are
voting for insurgent Republicans.
and many thousands who have been
Republicans. hut who are disgusted
with the policy of protection and who
would. under normal conditions, join
the Democrats. are lining up with
the insurgent Republicans instead.
The stand-pat Republicans, like
wise. are taking keen deligut because
of these Deeinocratic votes for duties
on lumber. iron ore. pineapples. su
gar, tea. certain melicnal barks pro
duced in Virginia. and sea island
cotton. From the stand-patters'
viewpoint. these votes indicate that
the whole country has come around
to the protectionist principles, that
the south. as well as the North. is
clamoring for protection, and that
there should be an end to all agita
tion on the subject of the tariff.
This. on the surface, looks like a
gloomy picture of the Democratic
outlook. But it is not so gloomy as
it appears. It will undoubtedly be
hard for the Democrats to make R
publicans put confidence in them.
But there is so much dissatisfaction
with Republican rule. and both the
insurgent and the Republicans, in
various districts, scattered through
out this part of the country, have so
many grievances against one another
that they may be willing that their
congressman shall be a Democrat. It
will not take many districts like this
for the Democrats to carry the house,
and it appears that there are two or
three in Iowa.
WOMAN AND MA\' LYNCHED.
A Negro and a Negress Hanged on a
Dangling from a trestle just out
side of Greenwood. Fla.. Friday was
found the bodies of Ed Christian. a
negro charged with shooting depui~y
Sheriff Allen Burns and Hattie
Bowman. a negress, wh~o had b'.en
arrested on the charge of being im
plicated in the crime. The negroes
were taken from the local jail by a
mob which had little trouble over
powering the guards.
Several days ago a warrant was
sworn out for Christian charging
him with the theft of a watch from a
local physician. When Burns. ac
companied by the physician, went to
Christians home to make the arrest
his call for Christian to come out
was greeted from within with a vol
ley of shots, one bullet strikin;.
Buirns in the breast and another in
the arm. Ilis condition is consid
As soon as the physician spread
the news posses were organized to
capture Christian. but he had made
good his escape. The Bowman wo
man, however was piaced in jail, ac
cused of having had a hand in the
shooting of the officer. I ate yester
day Christian was brought back
from Dothan. Ala.. where he was
captur.-d. He and the Bowman wo
man were led from the jail with a
rope arotund their necks hbut no ef
fort was made Friday night to ascer
tain what the mob did with them.*
SAV'ES CHILD FROM DE.ATH.
Woman Stands for Eight Hours in
(Istern Until Help Comes.
Stainding in five feet of water in
a cistern at rer home near Sedan.
Kan.. .\rs. John Bturah, wife of a
farmer, for eight hours held aloft
her two-year-old cbild until the ar
rival of her .husband Friday. The
child had fallen into the cistern an<!
the mother immediately sprang af
ter it. seized the baby in her -trms.
raised it above the surface of the
Wat.-r and called for help. No one
was within h.-arin.g of the woman's
calls. ande she waited for the return
of .her husband from his work in the
field. .\fter heit'g taken from the
cistern. Mirs. Bu' a collapsed and is
danaeroi:-ly it:. but the child suffer
ed no illness. *4
Electric storage Rattery.
Thomas A. Edison au3nounc-es that
he has perfe.cted the electric storage
nattery and his announcement may
oc ac'cept.ed as s'mbtantially in ac
cord with the fact. What this
achievement should mean in the wa
of perfecting horseles traction, of
every kind and driving railrad
:rains and steaimboats is diffles',. t
P'olice inspector Killed.
A nativA poiiler inspeetr'r. .r'arar
'andra. n':cn shot and prebabl' fa
ally nn'mnded 'rriday at P-a'rra.
British Indi:.e. wherec a num er of
yountt Indians are on trial for con
spiracy' against the government The
assailants of the inspector are
oths of -ood fammaies*
YLARS IN ICE TOMB
rouRiSTs AND GUIDES WHO LOST
THEIR LIVES IN SNOW.
The Bodje% of the Mont Blanc Vic
tim,. May be Recovered Some Time
Early this month the village of
Chamonix. lying among the foothills
of Mont Blanc. is expected to witness
the final act in an Alpine tragedy
which 40 years ago thrilled not only
the old world tiut the new. says the
London Daily Express.
Three tourists and eight guides
were overcome by the cold. and
suffered a slow and agonizing de7ath
near the summit of Mont Blanc. on
September 7. 1870.
One of the victims was John C.
Randall. treasurer of a savings bank
at Quincy. Mass., whose life ambi
tion was to climb Mont Blanc. He
did it, and death was the price.
Mr. Randall's body has lain for 40
years within the great Bosoms gla
cier. a corfi of ice, progressing inch
by inch downwards a few hundred
feet every year. About him are the
bodies of five of the guides.
The bodies of the two other ton
rists. Dr. James Bean. an American.
and the Rev. Qeorge McCorkindale.
a Scottish minister. and three more
guides were recovered not many days
After the tragedy.
Mr. Randalls's widow died 19
years ago. but Miss Edith Randall.
the s-cond child. Las been twice in
recent years to Switzerland to vis
it the slow-moving tomb of her fa
The villagers of Chamonix are
waiting and watching. First an al
penstock may be recovered, or an axe
Then the thining ice may reveal the
body. which can be released by cut
ting through the glacier surface.
Pathetic. indeed, is the story of
Mr. Randall's visit to the country
where he met his death. In his diary,
under date May 25. 1870. the day
when he left his home in America,
appears the following entry:
"Today I begin the realization of
the dream of my whole life. After
many misgivings and doubts I de
cided a few days ago to visit Eu
rope. said good-bye. and kissed m3
dear wife and babies."
It was on September 6 that Mr.
Randall began the ascent of Mow
Blanc from the Grand Mulets inr
with Dr. Bean, Mr. McCorkindale and
eight guides. The weather was bad
and the wind frizhtful.
People in the Chamonix valley
recognizing the danger. endeavored
to watch the progress of the part3
through telescopes. Early in the af
ternoon the climbers were seem
through a rift in a smirling snow
storm throwing themselves dowr
from time to time to prevent beini
swept away by the force of the gale
With the exception of one mor
glimpse nothing was seen of the sum
mit of Mont Blanc for eight days
No one reutrned. and the people 0:
Chamonix knew a disaster must have
overtaken the party.
On the 16th a search party of 2:
men set out from Chamonix and the
following day the bodies of Mr. Mc
Cork indale and two of the guides
were discovered about 750 feet frogr
the summit. Three hundred feel
higher Dr. Bean and another guide
were found, sitting, the former witk:
his head supported by one hand and
the elbow on a knapsack. A thor
ough search was made by 24 addi
tional guides, but not a trace of th-:
rest of the party could be fo.z.i~
The bodies which had been f->und~
were brought down to Chamonix, and
after a service in the village church
were buried in the graveyard.
A note.--.ook was found in Dr
Bean's pocket, in which appeared the
folowing penciled message to his
"My Dear Hessie: We have been
on Mona Blanc for two daws in a
terrible snowstorm. We have lost
our wa:., and are in a hole scoope.1
out of the snow at a height of 15,.
00 feet. I have no hope of descend
ing. .. .. ...W.e have no food, mv
feet are already frozen and1 I am .'
hausted. I have only strength to
write a few worris. a die in the f:':
of Jouas Christ. wito arfectionae
thoughts of my family. My remen'
brance to all."
M3EETS TRAGIC DEATH.
Man Thuches ILive Wire and Is In
At Spartanburg on Friday after
non Hiarry Krimmin ger. lineman.
met a tragic death while working on
a telephone post in front of Aug. W.
Smiths reside.nce. on east Main
stre"t. H1is right arm and side en
countered the high :ension wires of
the- City Railway. Gas, and Electric
Co.. and an alternating current of :.
1 ~ volts passed through his body.
ieath was almor-t instantaneous.
Krimminger had on his safety
helit and also wore the lineman's
spurs and was fastened to his farzi
perc-h long after the current did its
work, It is thought that he slipped
on his sp'urs and to prevent falling
or to keep himself balanced threw
out his arm and it e.ncounteredi the
hgrh tension wires of the lig~hting
The current that went through
Krim-minger's body left its de'ath
dealing marks, one on his right
arm jutst above the wrist and anoth
r on h:s right side. The flesh other
wis.' was not discolored and there
were no other hruises or marks.
This is the first accident of the
kind that has --v.-- occurred to any
eploye of the Spartanh.urg Rail
way. Gas -ind Elec'tric Company.*
DID FR~OM HOG HITE.
A Farmer Attacked By Great u hite|
John H. Rarlett. a farmer, is deadI
at his home in Dalton. Conn.. .is the
rslt of a hog hire He was3 a'tack
ed three days ago by the hor. -
white Chester boar weighi.g 40^
pounds. and received a slight wound
in his leg before he rould escape.
The eg snnn began to swel' badly.
.nd o"nd poison developed. At Sutf
feid. another nearhy towan. Pauzl
Jones :s under the care of surgeons
with a severe case of blood poisoning
which followed a mosquito bite on
the ankle. It will be necessary to
SEND FOR THEM
BULLE TINS EVERY FARMER
SHOULD GET AND IEAD.
Write a Postal Card to Senator
Snith or Congrsswan 1A-ver and
Aak for Those You Want.
The United States Government
has spent hundreds of thousands of
dollars in preparing authoritative
Farmers' Bulletins on nearly every
important farm subject. These bul
letins are offered to any farmer who
will take the trouble to ask for the
ones he wants. We publish below
this invaluable list of bulleins
publications of more value than any
of the gaudy and high sounding sub
scription books for which we pay $2
to $5. Look over the list of sub
jects and pick out six or eight in
which you are most interested and
ask for them. They are free abso
lutely, and you can get them by
writing either your Senator or Repre
sentatIve in C->ngress. or the Secre
tary of Agriculture. Washington. D.
22. The Feeding of Farm Ani
28. Weeds: And How to Kill
32. Silos and Silage.
34. Meats; Composition and Cook
35. Potato Culture.
36. Cottonseed and Its Products.
4 2. Facts About Milk.
4 4. Commercial Fertilizers.
4S. The Manuring of Cotton.
49. Sheep Feeding.
51. Standard Varieties of Chick
54. Some Common Birds.
55. The Diary Herd.
61. Asparacus Culture.
62. Marketing Farm Produce.
63. Care of Milk on the FaFrm.
64. Ducks and Geese.
77. The Liming of Soils.
S1. Corn Culture in the South.
85. Fish as Food.
86. Thirty Poisonous Plant.
91. Potato Diseases and Treat
93. Sugar as Food.
96. Raising Sheep for Mutton.
99. Insect Enemies of Shade
100 Hog Raising In the Soupth.
104. Notes on Frost.
106. Breeds of Dairy Cattle.
110. Rice Culture in the United
113. The Apple and How to Grow
118. Grape Growing In the South.
121. Beans. Peas, and Other Leg
umes as Food.
126. Practica I Suggestions for
127. Important Insecticides.
128. Eggs and Their Uses as
134 Tree Planting on Rural
135. Sorghum Sirup Manufacture.
138. Irrigation in Field and Gar
142. Principles of Nutrition and
Nutritive Value of Food.
50. Clearing New Land.
152. .Scabbies of Cattle.
154. The Home Fruit Garden.
Preparation and Care.
155. How Insects Affect Health
in Rural Districts.
156. The Home Vineyard.
157. The Propagation of Plant's.
164. Rape as a Forage Crop.
166. Cheese Making on the Farm.
17('. Principles of Horse Feeding.
174. Broom Corn.
175. Home Manufacture and Use
of r'nrermented Grape Juice.
177. Squah Raising.
182. Poultry as Food.
1S3. Meat on the Farm: Butch
ering. Curing. and Keeping.
1 85. Beautifying Home Grounds.
187. Drainage of Farm Lands.
192. Barnyard Manure.
194. Alfalfa Seed.
195. Annual Floweroing Plants.
:'03. Canned Fruits. Preserves
:!ns. P'ic Managemen?.
::06. Milk Fever ar~d Its Treat
218. The School Garden.
224. Canadian Field Peas.
2:28. Forest Planting and Farm
I229. The Production of Goodj
231. SprayIng for Cucumber and
252. Okra; Its Culture and Uses.
324. The Guinea Fowl.
235. Preparation of Cement Con
236. Incubation and Incubators.
239. The Corrosion of Fence WIre
241. Bu:tter Making on the Farm.
242. An example of Model Farm
245. Fungicides and Their U'se in
Preventing lDiseases of Fruits.
245. Renovation of Worn-out
246. Saccharine Sorghums for
248. The Lawn.
249. Co'r.al Brealkfast Foods.
250. The Preventioni of Stinking
Smut of Wheat and Loose Smut of
253. The Germination of Seed
255. The Home Vegot-inle Garden.
256. Preparation of Veretables
for the Table.
:'57. Soil F.-rtility.
:58. Texas or Tick Fever and Its
26". S..d of R'd Clover and its
266 Minageme'n' of 54'ils to Con
27'. Mo1iern Conve-niv'nces fort
the Farm tiome.
272. A Successful Hog and Seed
:77. The Cse of Alcohol and4
Gasoline in Farm En.:ines.
28. Ler'uminous Crops for Green
79. A Methodl of Eradicat:n;
2sK; Comparative Value of W\hole''
Cotton Seed an~d Cortonseed Meal inie
:7. P'oultry Matna~-ement.
291. Evaporation of Apples.
292. Cost of Filling Silos.
293. I'se of Fruit as Food.
'95. Potatoes and Other Root
rops as Food.
29.8. Food Value of Corn and
299. Diversified Farming Under
301. Home-grown Tea.
302. Sea Island Cotton: its Cul
ure. Improvement. and Diseases.
303. Corn Harvesting Machinety
310. A Successful Alabama Di
311. Sand-clay and Burnt-clay
312. A Successful Southern Hay
313. Harvesting and Storing
315. Progress in Legumnv inoca
319. Demonstration Work In 0,
Operation With Southern Farmers.
321. The Use of the Spll'.-lo
Drag on Earth Roads.
324. Sweet Potatoes.
323. Small Farms in the Corn
326. Building up a Run-down
333. Cotton Wilt.
338. Macadam Roads.
343. The Cultivation of Tobacc'
in Kentucky and Tennessee.
345. Some Common Disinfectants.
346. The Computation of Rations
for Farm Animals by the Use of
347. The aepair of Farm Equip
348. Bacteria in Milk.
349. The Dairy Industry in the
350. The Dehorning of Cattle.
351. The Tuberculin Test of Cat
tle for Tuberculosis.
354. Onion Culture.
353. A Successful Poultry and
359. Canning Vegeta'ales in the
363. The Use of Milk as Food.
364. A Profitable Cotton Farm.
367. Lightning and Lightning
369. How to Destroy Rats.
370. Replanning a Farm for
372. Soy Beans.
375. Care of Food In the Home.
77. Harmfulness of Headache
378. Methods of Exterminating
the Texas Fever Tick.
379. Hog Cholera.
385. Boys' and Girls' Agricultur
387. The Preservative Theatment
of Farm Timbers.
389. Bread and Bread Making.
391. Economical Use of Meat in
393. Habit Forming Agents.
398. Farm Practice in the Use of
Commercial Fertilizers in the South
400. A More Profitable Corn
GROWTH OF CHICAGO.
One of the Most Renlarkable Things
It was only eighty years ago--Au
gust. 1830--that William Thompson
mode the first map, or plot, of Chi
At the time the great "Windy
City'' to be had about fifty inhabi
:ants and some eithteen or twenty
log dwellings. Around the' dismal
hamlet stretched the mosquito infest
4d marshes, and with every storm
-he waters of Lake Michigan threat
--ned It with destruction. But it had
:t map, and an area of three-eights
of a square mile, and a motto which
Three ,,ears later the town covered
60 acres, and boasted of 550 in
ha,bitnats, with 19& buildings. It
was the beginning of the most phe
nomienal growth in all history. In
corporated as a city in 1837. it had
a population of 4.1 70. The popula
r ion in 1830) was 30.000, in 1860
109.000. in 1880 500.000. In 1890
1.200.000. in 1900 1.600.000. while
its population today is somewhere
The little hamlet of which Thomp
-on made the map eighty years ago
is today, in population and commer
eial importance, the second city in
the U'nited States and the fourth in
the world. London. New York and
Paris alone exceeding it. It is the
areatest railroad center in the world.
and, although located a thousand
miles from .he sea. its shipping is
exceeded only by two other places
on earth. New York and Liverpool.
Realizin: that this amazing result
has come about within a single life
time. Chicagoans may well feel quite
juistiled in calling their city ''The
Miracle of History.''
LEP1oS WO.MLN IN GO)THAM.
Negres Hs Been A.sociating With
People for Years.
A negro woman with an advanced
case of leprosy has been living in
New York for more than seven years.
asocIating const.antly with peopl'
of her own race. The nature of h ,r
ailment did not become known until
last week, when she applied at the
Bellevue hospital for treatment.
The doctors at o-nce diagnosed her
ailment as one of the worst cases of
leprosy which had ever come to their
attention. The declared that she
could live but a short time. The
woman told the doctors that she had
ome to New York from the WVest In
dies mo*re than seven years ago and
was sick then. Five years ago she
aried. and a year later her only
~hild, a son. was born. She had been
narried only a short time she said
hen her husband deserted her and
he had never seen him since.
According to her story, she has
potthe last few months wander
nr about the city with her child.
leeping in the parks at night. Their
mnly food was wh at she cu-ld be; or
id. The doctors were not prepared
o state positively whether the boy
s a leper. The two will he sent to
oin the small leper colony at Black
Keti.4 wealth' manf Pid a
rev' price fnr a special car in a hich
e mirhr travel with his dog from
ne side of the continent to the oth
r. It is to be hoped the- dog ap
recated the favor. He is one, or