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Feal Train Carying Load of Sol
diers to State Fair Runs off Track
While on 'Mississippi Trestle Cans
bzEntire Train With its Huma
Load to Fall to the Ground.
Twenty soldiers were killed and
more than 100 persons were injured
when a special train on the Mobile
& Ohio railroad plunged through a
trestle near State Line, Miss., Sun
day afternoon. The entire train fell
a distance of 25 feet. The wreck was
eaused by the engine tender jumping
the track about 200 feet from a tres
tle. The engine was not derailed and
passed over the trestle safely. The
tender broke loose from the engine,
however and plunged with the bag
gage car and three coaches to the
ground, 25 feet below.
At nine o'clock Sunday night 16
bodies had been taken from the
wreckage and Superintendent Fig
ford said in his-report that he was
sure four more bodies were in the
debris, which will not be cleared
away for 24 hours. According to a
report which is unconfirmed these
.were the deadf
Joseph T. Eberri, Ernest Parquett,
Clyde Teel, H. B. Bishop, G. C. Bur
leson, Joseph Provence, W. H. Brim,
Goodes, Remsen. Gruckle, Acres,
Capt. Johnson, 8th regfiment band;
Corporal Konler, Corporal Chelewski
Van Stebeins, private. One body, un
identified, with initials "H. T." in
One hundred and seventy-nine sol
'diers were on board the special train.
They were from Forts Morgan and
Barancas. They were en route to
Meridian to participate in the Mis
sissippi-Alabama joint State fair.
They were under command of Maj.
Taylor. The men had been taken to
Mobile early Sunday and at noon
their ill-fated special left Mobile.
As meagre news of the wreck fil
tered into Meridian a special relief
train bearing physicians and nurses
left for the scene. Other trains left
from Mobile and Whistler,. Ala. When
it was learned at Mobile that a train
bearing the dead and wounded was
bound for that city another train car
rying more doctors and nurses was
sent to meet the one bearing the vie
As -is usual with troop trains, the
coaches were filled and when the
three cars tumbled through the tres
tle the men had little protection. The
dead and inJured were entangled in
a twisted mass of wreckage, malz.ing
t'd1fficult to remove the dead bodies
or rescue the injured. Because of
the confusion due largely to poor
wire communication it was imrpossi-.
ble to ascertain how many of the
wounded, were expedted- to die or
>.-wh they were.
The first report of the wreck sent
to the war department was that 12
had been killed, but soon after it
was sent other bodies were found.
Superintendent Pigford is firm in his
belief that at'least four more bodies
are in the wreckage, but until the
debris is cleared away a final state
ment of the casualties cannot be
SAID) HE WAS EUSSIAN.
Spartanburg Prisoner Tries New
Route, but Gets 30 Days&
When Philip Alexander, a -white
man, arrested on a railroad train for
refusal to pay his fare, was brought
before Magistrate Robert J. Gantt, of
Spartanburg, for trial Saturday, he
represented in broken English that
he was a Russian, unfamiliar with
the language and customs of this
country. Magistrate Gantt sent for
a native of Russia, who runs a shoe
repairing shop, to act as interpreter.
It was then demonstrated that Alex
ander- could-neither speak nor under
stand Russian, German or an"
other languages of continental Eu
rope. When he saw that his "game"
would not work, he pleaded for clem
ency in fluent and eloquent English.
Magistrate Gantt sent him up for
FOUR DAYS VIREtz AT SEA.
Dutch Steameor Had Hard Battle With
The Royal Dutch West Indialr
mail steamer Jan Van Nassau, Capt.
Van de Est, which arrived in New
York Thursday from the West Indies,
reported that on the outward passage
from Amsterdamf on October 4, be
tween the channel and the Azores,
fre broke out In the coal bunkers,
spread to the cargo in the forehold,
and raged for four days until the
vesstel succeeded in reaching St.
Michaels, when the flames were got
under control. About 800 tons of
cargo was destroyed besides all coal
in the forebunkers. There was only
one passenger on board. The Jan
Van Nassau is a new steamer and
this is only her second voyage to
Gives Up !Mrigibles.
Becuse of the dsjter of the
Zeppelin dirigible balloon the Ger
man minister of war has ccitrater
manded all the pvoposed ascents- of
the military dirigbles Zodiac and
Belgique for the year. He also has
decided to suspend and probably will
abaildon the Intended purchase of a
new dirigible of the German rigid
Eat Chestnuts and Die.
Ptomaine poisoning from eating
chestnuts Is the cause given by phy
sicians for the deaths of Edward Ro
berts, six years old, and his brother,
Raymond, three yeqgrs old, of Forest
ville, Conn. The physicians believe
the nuts were affected by chestnut
Twenty-eight persons were insured,
three of them seriously, when a Big
Four passenger train sunday was de
railed three miles south of Tippin,
Ohio. One coach r-olled down an em
hankment. - -
MARRIED ONE HOUR
WIFE AND HUSBAND PART AF.
TER SECRET MRRIAGE .
Atlanta Couple Soon Learn They
Ought Not to Have Wed, and So
They Appty for Divorce.
Love of the- sublimest sort, sacri
ficed without- question to duty, has
been bared by the divorce cort at
Atlanta Ga., forming one of the sad
dest tragedies en record in the stalte.
Robert A. Harper, a prominent young
business man, and Miss Bertha
Dickenson, a society bud, are the
principals in the drama. One hour
after the minister had united them
in marriage, the bridegroom surren
dered the bride forever at the request
of her parents.
Only a few persons In the city
knew that Harper and Miss Dicken
cehad been married, although the
ceremony occured several months ago
The story finally was made public
through the divorce court, in which
the parents of the bride asked the
annulment of the marriage an the
ground of "incompatibility of temper.
The broken-hearted groom even
testified at the trial in order that
his sorrowing bride could secure the
divorce that had been decided upon.
Harper told how he and Miss Dicken
son had been married, although the
love and devotion, were secretly mar
ried several months ago. Within a
few minutes after the ceremony had
been performed, the bride's parents
obtained knowledge of it and sum
moned the pair to a conference.
What occured at the conference no
one aside from Mr. and Mrs. Harper
and the latters parents ever will know
but Harper told the jury in the di
vorce court that what he and his
bride learned at the time convinced
them that they ought not to have
"We loved each other devotedly,
and still do," he told the court, while
the tears rolled down his cheeks and
the sobbing of his wife's parents was
audible throughout the entire room.
"But I was convinced that it was for
her happiness to give her up, and her
welfare is of more importance than
anything else in the world to me.
So we parted after one hour of mar
There were few dry eyes In the jury
Ibor after Harper had bared his brok
en heart, and it was with a husry
voice that the judge, after commend
ing the young man for his actions,
gave instructions to the 12 men who
decided the case. The jury granted
the divorce after a few minutes de
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YUAN TYANKS WILSON.
Chinese Ruler Acknowledges Rec
nition by tuited Ptates.
Acknowledgm'tZC of President
Wilson's m"-,sage of congratulation
pon)felection as first permanent
ypesident of the Chinese republic has
been received from Yuan Shi Kal at
the state department. His answer
"Peking, Oct. 13, 1913.
"Intensely appreciative of your ex
:ellency's congratulation and compli
ment extended to me on the occasion
f my inauguration as president of
the Chinese republic, I offer to your
excellency my most sincere thanks
for them. The high trust and confi
dence which the people of China,
through the national assembly, have
seen fit to place in me, makes me
fully conscious of the great responsi
bilities that go with them. Happy'
in the performance of my duties, l'
always have the luminous example off
the United States to guide and help
me. It also affords me much delight.
to observe that your excellency's
hope and expectation for the ad
vancement of China and the promo
tion of the peace and happiness and
prosperity of her people under the
republican system of government co-1
incide precisely with my resolute aim
and firm object in carrying on the
new administration. With this re
newed indication of sympathy and in
terest from your excellency, my hope.
to draw the bonds of friendship and
good understanding that unite the.
two sister republics has grown.
stronger than- ever and it will be an.
unfailing pleasure to me to co-ope
rate with your excellency to attain,
"Yuran Shi Kai."
FIREM1AN IS KILLED.
C'oast Line Train is Derailed With
James Ramsey, colored fireman of
Atlantic Coast Line train, No. 86.
northbound from Savannah and due
at the Columbia Union Station at
O:30' Sunday night, was killed, and
Engineer W. H. Mtartin slightly
bruised when the engine, express car
and two forward coaches jumped the
track a short distance south of Green
Pond. The accident occurred at
9:14 o'clock Sunday night, and at
midnight a hastily made up wreck
ing train of five cars, in charge of
Superintendent J. C. 3Murchison, left
he Union Station for the scene of
the wreck. From the meagre de
tails to be obtained up to a late
our it is believed that none of the
passengers was injured.
M1akes a Great Change.
Ex-Governor MI. R. Patterson, of
Tennessee, who recently professed
u version, seems to have gotten a
ose of good old time religion. He
is now lifting his voice whenever oc
casioi presents in denunciation of
th liquor traffic and the men and in
tres that are behind impure poli
tics i 'Tennessee. Mir. Patterson is
an able man and splendid speaker,
and the forces of civil righteousness
rained a powerful ally when he join
ed himself to their standard. The
mercies of Cod are sure and endureth
Negro Props D~ead.
No little excitement was created at
the Commercial club of Chester Fri
day night. when Henry Clifton, the
negro janitor, dropped over on the
foor in the presence of scores of
ladies and girls and died in a few
minutes frrom heart -failure. The
ldies were getting ready for the
urity Brotherhood banquet and
Clifton was performing some little
duties in the way of ruging errands
hen he toppled over,
ZEPPELIN, lATst' Gl~li~L
Ship Was oi PfIal Trial Peiding Ac
ceptance -by- German Government
-iEplosion Caused by Ignition:.o1
Gas, Causing Airship to Drop 900
Feet. - -
Twenty-eight persons were killed
Friday near Johanisthal, Germany, in
the explosioqi arid fall of Count ZepZ
pelin's latest dirigible balloon, the
L-II. The twenty-eight men repre
sented the entire personnel of the
admiralty board, which was to con
duct the final trial of the dirigible
looking to its acceptance by the gov
ernment as a new unit of the Ger
man aerial navy, the pilot and crew
and invited guests. Every person
that went aloft in the big airship is
Twenty-seven of them were kil' d
almost instantly by the explosion of
gas in the balloon, or burned to
death as the flaming wreck fell to the
ground from a height of 00 feet and
enveloped them. One man, Lieut.
Baron von Bleul, of the Queen Au
gusta Grenadier Guards, a guest of
the admiralty board, was extricated
alive from the mass of twisted
wreckage. His eyes were burned out
and he suffered other terrible hurts.
Begging his rescuers to kill him and
end his sufferings he was taken to a
hospital, where he died Friday night.
The L-II, had it proved success
tul, would 1have been attached to the
aerial corps of the navy, which, after
Friday's fatalities, now has only two
men trained to command airships.
The official report of the accident
says the explosion was due to the
ignition of gas in or above the for
ward gondola, but not within the
body of the air-ship. The navy was
not the only su fferer through avia
tion accidents, for three army officers
were killed in a etroplane flights, Capt.
Haeseler, Lieut.. Koch and Sergt
Hundreds of -people, who had been
watching the ft ight from parks and
housetops, rusi .ed to the scene.
There was noChing to be done, ex
cept to take oi it the dead bodies of
the victins of. the disaster from the
mass of twistled wreckage. Specta
tors who had been watching the im
pressiveb manC aeuvres of the L-II
from below sliddently saw the great
gas bag burs t into a glaring flame
and then fall. A second or two later
the reverbera ting sound of the terri
fic explosion reached them.
It was impossible for some time
to approach tVie flaming dirigible, be
neath which tl ie members of the crew
ad been cr a shed and burned. A
director of oi a-e of the aviation com
panies at the JTohnnisthal Aerodrome
was an eye-s 'itness of the disaster.
He described i t as follows: "I was
working in my ;office, about 500 yards
from the scene-, of the accident, when
[ was startled b y an explosion of ex
traordinary ar lolence. My first
thought was thsat an aeroplane had
landed on the r oof of my building
and that the gat: ;oline tank had ex
"I rushed to a window and saw
the new dirigiblei in flames and
plunging toward th e earth. The out
er covering of the- aircraft had been
already burned off ;and the inner bal
loonets containing the gas had disap
peared. The naked taluminum frame
work, with its long- -centerpieces, its
interlaced ribs and It~s tapering ends,
and the gondolas comtainilng the mo
tors beneath fell ra.pidly .bow fore
"When the skelet'on of the im
mense craft struck tche earth the
heavy gondolas burie~d themselves in
*the ground. I rushed immediately
to the scene after orde.ring out the
fire department from the aerodrome."
Coming shortly after the destruc
tion of the "L-II", in a. hurricane in
the North Sea on September 9, when
fifteen men were killed,. this disaster
gave rise to a feeling of consterna
tion in Berlin, whose public had
within a week been sad dened by the
loss of n~any German passengers on
board the burned Volturno and by
accounts of the terrible mining catas
trophe in Wales.
Other possible causes of the fire
.and explosion were that old gasoline
was carried on board or that a spark
-of atmospheric electricity was devel
oped by the friction of the balloonets
r.nbbing together inside the outer
.tr ame work, as occurred In the case
yl the predecessors of the L-II. These
theories are regarded as improbable
owing to the Improvements made ir
h~e design of the airship to me'
WILL SEND SHIPS
Gre-t Britain Accepts Invitation to
Join International Fleet.
Gr eat Britain Tuesday accepted the
invitatf on from the United States
gevern:ment to send representative
vessels of the British navy to the
gathering of the international fleet
in Hamp ton roads early in 1915. The
fleet will celebrate the comp~letio~n of
the FPtnama canal by mraking a voy
age to the Pacific through the new
waterway. The foreign office has
turned over the arrangements as to
the war vessels to be sent to Hamp
ton Roads to the admirality with a
recmmedation that the British
navy be "liberally represented."
Sees Father Shot for Deer.
"You got him all right," yelled the
daughter of Warren Briggs, of Cof
fn's Miills, N. Y., as Grover Spencer
fired at what he thought was a deer
on a driev in the woods. Miembers of
the hunting party were horrified a
moment later to discover the body of
Briggs lying in the brush, a bullet
wound in his heart.
Horses Are Burned.
Thirty-three horses were burned
to death, a tobacco warehouse, sev
eral dwellings and a livery stable
were destroyed by fire of unknown
origin at Chatbam, Va., Thursday.
Several farmers sleeping in the to
bacco warehouse narrowly escaped
Ibeing burned to death. The loss is
estmted at 55000.
ENTIRE. VILLAGE DIES A
ISLANDERS ATE -ClOTHING BE-'
FORE DEATH CAME. 4
Diary Tells of Sufferings When E
plorers Find Huts With Emacia6
ed Men, Women and Children. A
Woolen gaflnieits and the fl'esh of
thbir. comrades supplied the -last food "
eaten by the vilagers on the island 4
of New Zembla off the coast of Rug
sia, -accoing 'to a report-madd- by
scientifin explorer.s who'visited the.
island. They found the huts - and-in
them the starved bodies of the for,
mer occupants. Every thread of
clothing had been -eaten- by -the
famished men, women, and children.
Mothers were fouixd with their. dead
babes still in their aris, while there
was every indication that the flesh
had been eaten from the bones of
the less hardy of the starving fisher
The severe winter of last year and
the inability of the men to get fish
or supplies from the depot of the
the tragedy. In one of the huts was 4
found a roughly scrawled diary which
told the story of the islanders before
death released them. The last entry
in the diary reads as follows:
"We can get no fish. A ship was
seen to approach, but it was an Il
It is terrible to se our children
dying of hunger. They look into our
faces and cry for food.
"But what can we do? We have
none to give them. We are reduced
to eating our own woolen garments.
We are still hoping for help"
The last two pages were tragic in
"There only remain four fishermen
and two women. Our sufferings are
"I, Genoff, am now the only sur
vivor. I am very feeble, and can hard
ly write. I tremble already. My eyes
and hand fail me.
PASS THE BILL.
Congress Should not Let Opposition
Stop Currency Reform.
We agree with The New York
World that when a political question
in the United States becomes so com
plicated that the people and their
representatives are held to be incap
able of dealing with it, the time for
action of some kind has most cer
tainly arrived. No blunder that Con
gress can possibly commit will eqn..al
the error in such a case of an abject
surrender to outside influences. Op
position to banking and currency re
form now rests chiefly upon the as
sertion that bankers and not politic
ians must determine its scope and
that .banking principles and not polit
ical principles must be our guides.
Yet, says The World, the present
scandalous financial system may be
traced much more directly to bankers
who have kept it alive. It is bankers
who for fifty years have failed or re
fuse to improve upon it. It is bank
ers in the main who-have profited by
it. If we are to wait until those who
are controlled only by banking prin
ciples get ready to act, true reform
will never be had. We might get a
central banking monopoly in the
course of time, but not much else. In
this respect the banking and currency
abuses resemble the tariff abuses,
very recently cured.
When those who had grown rich
by the tariff lost at the polls, they
held that what politicians had done
politicians were not competent to un
do. It was argued that taxes bur
dening millions for the benefit of a
few, originally imposed by plain rep
resentatives of the people, could be
removed or lowered only by men of
science. It was admitted that the
people of the United States In Con
gress assembled might be graciously
permitted to write tariffs for privi
lege and monopoly, but when it was
proposed to rewrite or erase them a
Tariff Commission of experts govern
ed by sound principles became abso
We know by experience that to
have waited for a Tariff Commission
to take the plunder and plutocracy
out of the tariff In superior fashion
would have been vain. Tariff Com
missions may have their uses in reg
ulating a system from which the ex
tortion has been eliminated, but there
is nothing like a Congress of the
United States to destroy wrongs that
are rooted in rapacity and fortified
by law. The people elected a Con
gress to do this very work last year,
and it should do It without fear or
favor. Congress should not let the
bankers or any other innluence keep
it from doing its plain duty to the
The great framework of banking
and currency reform in this country
must be prepared by representatives
of the people. They know the injus
tices of which complaint is made.
They know that bankers themselves
need instruction and restraint. They
know that the existing system pro
duces jobbers and speculators rather
than financiers. They know also that
too many of our bankers answer bet
ter to the classification of dummy
than they do to tha7 of scientist.
Knowing these things, they ought not
to be misled or frightened by the
assumptions of the very persons
whose evil~courses they are expected
Loses Both Legs.
Robert Melton, white, about 35
years of age, fell as he attempted to
catch a moving freight train out of
Florence Saturday afternoon and had
both legs cut off between the knee
and ankle. He was from Chester
field county and had been in Flor
ene some time. He was taken to an
infirmary for treatment by a railroad
Negro Baby Burns.
The home of Addie Belton, a negro
woman living near Ridgeway, was 1
completely destroyed Tuesday by fire.
and her eight-months-old baby, left
in the house while the mother was in
the field picking cotton, was burned
Child Swallows Jackpot'.
Parents of Jeanette Wieland, a c
year-old baby of Chicago. played po- d
kr with friends. nsing match heads
for chips. Jeanette swallowed the S
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TWO TRAINS CRASH.
(Continued from first page.)
A. Hall, of Savannah, negro porter,
John Bivens, of Savannah, negro
fireman of passenger train knee
Will Harris, of Savannah, brake
man on freight train, bruised about
head and shoulcrs.
E. Robinson, Savannah, fireman,
The passengers reported injured
Mrs. J. E. Goodwin, of Styx.
J. C. Coates, of Savannah.
J. S. Fallow, of Gaston.
E. M .Robinson, of North.
L. R. Oates, of Columbia.
A. Z. Stroman, of Swansea.
A women patient who was being
brought to the State Hospital, was
injured by falling timber.
It is said that the wreck was caus
ed by trainmen of the freight mis
reading their time, in that their
watches were 1 hour slower than
they should have been. The passen
ger train was running dead on time,
and of course, had the right away. It
Is said that the freight crew thought
it was an hour earlier than It really
was and that this was the cause of
the wreck. This report cannot be ver
ified. The track was torn up for some
distance and Seaboard trains are be
ing detoured over the Southern via
cial Inquiry at New York. Commis
sioner Caminetti and Dr. Parker
studied the record before the arrival
of Herbert R. Reeves, engaged by
Mrs. 0. H. P. Belmont of New York,
to represent Mrs. Pankhurst, and F.
In response to inquiries by mem
bers of the board, the record showed
that Mrs. Pankhurst detailed in brief
the history of her lIfe, particularly
with reference to her activities In
the cause of woman suffrage. She
admitted having been Imprisoned five
times for various offences against
British laws, three times for attempt
ing to present petitions for woman
suffrage to the king or authorities of
the British home office, the technical
reasons for her arrest these times,
was, she explained, Interference with
police. The last time she was ar
rested she was charged with "con
spiracy" for deliverIng addresses cal
culated to incite her suffragette fol
lowers to acts of violence, to the de
struction of property and possibly of
life. She was convicted and sen
tenced to three years' servitude but
was subsequently released when she
instituted her "hunger strike". She
explained that while she was released
on what amounts to parole, she had
delivered other speeches since her
release and no obstacle was laid in
the way of her departure from Great
"What was your purpose in com
Ing to the U'nited States?" she was
"To tell the true story of the we
men's fight in England." she replied,
"I conme exactly as Parnell and Red
mondi and other revolutionary lead
ers have come-to get sympathy." C
"Is it .your purpose in this country
to advocate the tactics that you haver
in England--violence and the de
~truction of property in order to ac
~omplish your purposes?"
"I do not come to interfere with
Lhe business of American women, for
t is their business to get the vote
"Is it your purpose to advise them
:o accomplish their purpose if neces
;ary by the destruction of property or
"I have never advised the destruc
ion of life. I do not come to advise
A.merican women at all. I consider
onditions totally eifferent here from
vhat they are in England." jc
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NESDAY AND THURSDAY,
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IN WHICH EVERY SCHOOL
CHEAP RATES ALL RAILR
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WANT TO BE FREE
FILIPINOS THINK THEY SHOULD
WISON SETS MESSAGE
Through Their Assembly Islanders
Gratefully Accept His Declarations
and Acts, Taking Them to be Full
of Good Omen to Themselves and
The answer of the Phillipines to
President Wilson's message delivered
through Governor General Harrison
came by cable Tuesday in the form
of a resolution ado'pted by the Phil
lipine assembly. Emphatic belief in
the right of the Filipinos to be free is
expressed in the resolution and the
president's words are gratefully ac
cepted as "a categorical declaration
of the purpose of the nation to recog
nize the independent of the island".
The text of the resolution made
public by the war department fol
lows: "We, the representatives of
the Filipino people, constituting the
Phillipine assembly, solemnly declare
that It is evident to us that the Fili
pino people have the right to be free
and independent so that In advancing
alone along the road of progres( it
will on its own responsibility work
out its prosperity and manage its
own destinies for all the purposes of
life. This was the aspiration of the
people when it took up arms against
Spain and the presence of the Ameri
can flag first on Manila bay and then
in the interior of the archipelago did
not modify but rather encouraged
and strengthened the aspiration de
spite all the reverses suffered in war
and difficulties encountered in peace.
"Being called to the ballot box the
people again and again ratified this
aspiration and since the Inauguration
af the Phillipine assembly the na
ional representatIve body has been
acting in accordance with the popu
ar will; thus in the midst of the
Enost adverse circumstances the Ideal
,f the people never wavered and was.
respectfuilly and frankly brought be
fore thei powers of the sovereign
yountry on every propitious occasion.
)n the other hand, our faith in the
justice of the American people was as
reat and persistent as our ideal. We
iave waited in patience, confident
hat sooner or later all errors and
njustices would be redressed.
"The message of the president of
he United States to the Filipino peo
le is eloquent proof that we have*
ot waited in vain. We adeept said
nessage with love and gratitude and
onsider 12 a categorical declaration
f the purpose of the nation to recog
ize the independence of the Islands.
he immediate step of granting us a
najority on the commission places~ in
ur hands the instruments of power
.nd responsibility for the establish
sent by ourselves of a stable Filipino
overnment. We fully appreciate.
.nd are deeply grateful for the con- 1
Idence reposed in us by -the govern
sent of the United States. We look
pon the appointment of the Hon.
rancis Burton Harrison as govern
r general as the unmistakable har
inger of the new era in which we
xpect the attitude of. the people to
e one of co-operation and finally, we.
elieve happily, the experiment of im- I
erialism has come to an end and
1at colonial exploitation has passed
"The epoch of mistrust has beenC
losed and the Filipinos, upon having I
srown open to them the doors of 2
pportunity, are required to assume
e burden of rensomsihility which it
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WHEN NOTED SPEAK.
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SAVES MAN'S LIFE.
High School Teacher of Conway Does
-Robert McCracken, the superin
tendent of the "Snow Hill" farm on.
the outskirts of Conway, happened.
to a horrible accident at the farm
ginnery Tuesday afternoon. While
attempting to unchoke one of the
gins his hand was caught in the sawe
and torn into shreds. As he stag
gered from the gin house to his home
his cries for help were heard by Miss
Edna Mae Stephens, of the High'
School faculty, who requested the
wounded man to sit down. She
quickly and tightly clasped the arm
above the wound and practically
checked the flow of blood from the
arteries until medical assistance
could bei secured. Mr. McCracken
was rushed to a hospital w~here it
was- found necessary to amputate the
arm at the shoulder. The self-pos'
session and- quick action on the part
of Miss Stephens probably saved Mr.
- -President Chosen.
At the meeting which was held at
the Farmers Bank and Trust Co.
Monday morning Mr. Shep Pearlstine
was chosen as president of that in
stitution, vice lMr. D. S. Murph, re
signed. .Mr. Murph will leave in a
few days to take up his duties at
Washington where he holds -the posi
tion of chief clerk of the agricul
Will Distribute Copies.
Senator Tillman says that he has
a number of copies of the new tariff
and income tax laws, and that he
will be glad to send copies to cor
porations' and individuals who may
desire them if they will write to him
at once, befor.e the supply is exhaust
GERMS IN LETTER.
(Continued from first page.)
was chosen from a Jist. of 300 krnown
to be subscribers to charity. The
money, he directs, is to be left at the
Grant Monument in Lincoln Park.
Mr. Steele attempted to make light
of the affair. "It is only an ordinary
blackmail plot," he said. "We are
not at all afraid. The matter was
turned over to the authornties, as
any attempt of this sort should be.
I did not even read all of the letter.
The fact that germs are supposed to
have .been found proves nothing to
The letter contained a pasty sub
stance between the pages. It was
turned. over to chemists employed by
the postal authorities, who discover
ed colonies of germs in it. The gov
ernment chemists, however, were un
able to state the nature of disease.
would be Inexcusable cowardice on
their part to avoid or decline. Owing
to this, a few days have sufficed to
bring,. about a .good understanding
which it had been impossible to es
blish during the 13 years past. We
re convinced 'that every onward
;tep- while relieving the American
overnment of Its responsibilities in
he islands, will, as In the past, fully
lemonstrate the present capacity of
he Filipino- to establish a govern
nent'of his own and guarantee In a
eranent manner the safety under
uch government of the life, property
md liberty of the residents of the is
ands, national as well as a foreign.
"We do not wish, to say by this
hat there will not be diitculties and
mbarssments, nor do vie even ex
ect that the campaign, open or con
ealed, of the enemies of the iIlipino
ause will cease 'soon, but we feel
ure that through a conservative use
f the powers entrusted to us the
ilipino people will, with God's favor
nd the help of America. emerg -
mphantly from the test,hi
iffinul it may be."