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" KILLS 4
M BURNS BODIES
HRr,- MEMBERS OF WEALTHY
FAMILY AND TEACHER MUR
CERED WHILE ASLEEP.
CUTS PHONE WIRES: ESCAPES
Adam County Official and Potsemen I
With Bleodhourds Fail ta Cip- j
ture Aesanin Only One i
of Family Survivss. '
l;i;mr.v. Ill l'nur
murdered ne:ir lure
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The h- li e of (!. vii itn v.:n li v i ii
in &u effort lo destroy the lu ilics. ).i;t
two of them escaped tin" flutes siidi
cently to t-how that llu b.-iuH h;id
In f n split ;irn wl'h an ix
The dead arc;
diaries Pfunrischmidt, hi wl.'e their
11 j'pnr-old daughter Blanche, arid
Miss Kmma Kaempen. C 1 years olo, a
teacher who was visiting Miss I'fand
schmidt. The killing occurred at the I'fand
K'hmldt cniintiy tinmo at Pay son.
six'een miles from Qulncy. j
Bodies Are Burned. j
I tie authorities believe that tne
murder 1 the work of a degc nernfo,
an "ax man" of the same kind as the
perpetrators of similar ax murders ',n
Western Mates Id the pant year.
The bodies of Mr. and Mr. Pfnr.d-i-hmidt
were burned beyond reeoit',1
tlon. while only the head of Mips
Kaempen aided In her Identification.
The head of Miss Kaempen Is well
preserved, and at the top of the skull
Is a wound, evidently made with an
ax or similar weapon.
She and Mrs. Pfandsrhtnldt we-e
partly under a nvittress. which had,
to some extent, protected their bodies
from the flames. A pillow upon which
Miss Kaempen had been lying was
not burned. It is soaked with blond.
Wound op Girl's Head.
M!s I fndh'r.idt s body is badly
burned, but the back ef her head was
protected from the flames and there
is a wound several inches across.
The bodies of her parents had been
burned too badly to indicate the na
ture of their death.
Indications are that the crime was
committed after the family had re
tired. The telephone wires were cut
and relatives of Miss Kaempen in
Quiney. who tried to reach the Pfand
choildt home, were unable to make a
connection.
Robbery Is Suspected.
Miss Kaempen, daughter of a Quln
cy contractor, stayed at the Pfand
achmidt borne while teaching school
near Paysoa.
The beuse was . nearly destroyed
when farmers arrived oa the scene.
Pfandschmidt had been in the habit
of keeping large sums of money In
bis home, it ia said, and thieves on
ether occasions had attempted to rob
the house. The farmer and his family
were among the wealthiest In Adams
county.
The only surviving member of the
family is a son, Ray, 20 year old,
who u In Qulncy at the time the
home was burned.
Footprint a Clew.
Tort Worth. Tex Will Hargrave,
when confronted with a Bible, con
fessed that he had robbed the store
ef W. W. I'ruit. of Roanoke, near Den
ton. Hargrave's footprint was on the
dusty Pible and this was the only evi
dence against him.
Two Dead In Augusta Strike.
Augusta. Ga. Martial law ruled in
AuguBia as a result of disorders In
which two citizens were killed and
one wounded by state militiamea
guarding property of the local street '
railway company whose employes am
on strike. j
Rich Man Held as Robber.
Perlar Vntlc fa MeTintri r
worth 50.000 and one of the best !
know n citizens of Cedar Kalis, C. J. j
H. Murphy was arrested after he waa,
found in the offices of an implement :
dealer, who asserts that the safe was
rob b4 d. !
Henry Watterson III.
New York. Col. Henry Watterson,
editor of the Louisville Courier-Jour
nal. is confined to his room in the
Ascot hotel, Madison avenue and
Tweuty-spventh street, by an attack
of bladder trouble.
Ambassador Bryan Starts Home.
Tokio. Charles I'uge Bryan, United
States ambassador, left for America
on three mouths' leave of absence
He will travel via Korea, Peking and
Siberia
Snead Is Refuted Bail.
Amarilln, Tex. John Beall Snead
tlayei of Al G. Boyce, waa refused
bail h'-n lie appeared in court anc
was remanded to jail to await trial
en the charge of murdering the man
wbbtu. he alleges, broke up his home
Rail 6trike on in Spain.
Hendaye, France. Responsive to s
call for a general atrike of Spsuisr
railroad employes, the men began go
. tog out in large numburs. Buspenslos
cf the constitution la momentarily ex
Cto.
AX IN
THK Mritlsh admiralty's enormous new floating dock, which Is stationed at SheerneM, was put to the test the
other day, when It had to lift the Dreadnought Ht. Vincent from the water, that the Teasel's underwater fit
ting: mlKht be examined and her hull painted with antl fouling composition. The raising of the battleship and
placing- her In position took only seven boura. The St. Vincent has a normal displacement of 19.S60 tons, a
letiffth over oil of r26 fret, nnd a beam of 84 feet. She represents rather over half the lifting power of the dock.
Mliinn total repsclty Is 12 010 Inn .
VESSEL SINKS; 17 ESCAPE :
ORE STEAMER GOES DOWN
LAKE SUPERIOR.
IN
Crew Works for Hours to Keep Craft
Afloat Fishing Boat Picks Up
Shipwrecked 8ailors.
Marquette, Mich. Captain Henry
Richardson and his crew of six
teen narrowly escaped death when the
steamer CulliKan sHuk in I,ake Su
perior twenty miles weist of Grand Inl
and. The sailors were tossed about for
erera" hours in small boats until res
cued by the fishing tug Columbia.
The Culllgan. laden with ore, was
thirty miles from shore when it
spranp a leak and began to go down
by the head. For several hours the
crew worked desperately at the
pumps, but the rough sea aad the
cargo were too much to be overcome.
All those aboard took two small
boats and got away from the sinking
ressel.
The waves ran so high that the
tailors had difficulty in keeping
afloat. T- wind drove the water
over the sufpwrecked men almost con
stantly. An attempt was made to
row towards Grand Island, but no
headway could be made.
After the men had become exhaust
ed the fishing tug Columbia came up
and took all aboard. The Columbia
stood by until the ore ship saak. The
last dive ef the freighter was spec
tacular. Rearing ber stern, gradually
at first and then rapidly, the Culligaa
plunged downward.
ASTOR "TOO BUSY FOR LOVE"
Young Millionaire Returns From
- Europe, Says His Time Is
Taken Up In Werk.
New York. Vincent Astor, who
Is worth $75,009,000 as a result
of his father's death In the Ti
tanic disaster, returned from Europe
on the Mauretanla. The first words
of the young millionaire were:
! "I am too busy for leva. I am too
I busy for society. I am going to go to
j college. I have aiy work to do and
! have no time for anything else."
LQVE LETTERS OF 2088 B. C.
i Ancient Cure for Teothache Among
Items of Interest Read
by Professor.
Chicago, 111. Love letters. a
cure for toothache, demands for fresh
fish, descriptions of quartet singing
and other Items of interest, all of
which were raid to be 4.000 years old.
were rrad by the Rev. Dr. V. C. Eis
lln. professor of Old Testament Inter
pretation at Garrett Biblical Institute,
who spoke on "The Recovery of a
Lost Civilization," at the opening day
exercises of the theological school.
Storm House of American.
Berne, SwllzerUuu. Screaming
"Down with the United States,'' D0O
Italian workmen on atrike iu sym
pathy with L'ttor and Glavannlttl.
threatened to demolish the American
minister's house here.
Churchill Named for Governor.
Concord, N. H. Winston Churchill
of Cornish was nominated for govern
or by the progressives here and a
platform largely confined to national
issues was adopted. The nomination
of other candidates will be made by
petition.
$30,000 Fires at Aurora, III.
Aurora, 111. Two fires here did
$20,000 damage. The Burlington sta
tion suffered $10,000 loss, while ear
lier the Fowler-Carnea Manufacturing
company's plant waa damaged $10,060.
ENGLAND'S GREAT FLOATING
ii
MARINES TB GO TO HAITI
SAN DOMINGO DEMONSTRATION
AIMED AT BLACK REPUBLIC.
Naval Department Heads Declare Next
Congress Must Increase Marine
Corps S,000 Men,
Washington, D. C Haiti, the
"black republic," Is thi- real target of
the armed demonstration by American
marines in Banto Domingo ordered by
the president, officials here admitted.
Action In Haiti similar to that taken
In Nicaragua is duemed almost cer
tain. Within three weeks Uie marines
will be on Haitian soil, ostensibly to
protect Dominican custom bouses.
Navy department heads declared
that congress must increase the
marine corps next winter, possibly
S.000 men. The Nicaraguan expedi
tion required about 2.00 men. There
now are about T.GOO privates In the
marine corps, a large proportion of
whom are stationed on the Pacific
coast. With the opening of the Pan
ama canal and Increased disturbances
in Latin-America, they say 3,000 more
marines are deemed necessary.
MISS0URIANS SWAP WIVES
Inhabitants of Cower So Incensed
Over Actions of Four They
Threaten Violence.
Cower, Mo. John F. Heath,
agent of the Saata Fe and Bt
Joseph & Orand Island railways at
Cower, nnd A. L. Montgomery, Gower
barber, have swaped wives. Heath
waa divorced from Blanche Heath at
Plattaburg Monday. Heath alleged ex
travagances. Montgomery got a di
vorce at the same time from Carrie
Montgomery.
Montgometry and Mrs. Heath were
married in Kansas City and returned
to Gower.
Heath and Mrs. Montgomery were
married In Maryville, Mo., by Rev.
Lee Harrell, pastor of the First Bap
tist church there.
WOMAN DISFIGURED BY ACID
Farmer's Wife Rebbed After Attack
by Masked Man Sight ef
One Eye Gone.
Danville, 111. The entire coun
try around Mllford, a small town
north of here, is aroused and posse
are searching for ainan whe threw
carbolic acid in the face of Mrs. Jacob
Jenka, the young wife ef a farmer.
Mrs. Jinks was suddenly confront
ed by a masked man w ho ordered her
to throw up her hands. She complied,
an the man threw the acid In her
face. He then robbed her of a bank
draft and escaped.
2 QUAKES FELT IN ILLINOIS
Dishes Scattered From Tables by
Tremors Continuing Sev
eral Seconds.
Roekford. Ill Two distinct earth
quake shocks, the first occurring at
12:01 o'clotk, were felt here.
Dishes were scattered from dinner
tables by the tremors, which coav
tinued for several seconds. The
shocks caused considerable alarm.
Yale Dining Hall Short.
New Haven, Conn. The high cost
of livitip has affected the Yale dining
hall. There Is a deficit of $3,500, at
tributed to the increased price of po
tatoes. Last year there wan a $00
surplus.
Boys Cause Wreck; Four Hurt
Fort Bmlth, Ark. Four person
were injured, one seriously, when
Iron Mountain passenger train No. 104
was wrecked at Greenwood Junction.
Railway officials declare boys placed
bolts oil Iht track to wreck tka Uaia,
DOCK
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HELD FORJUYING THREE
YOUTH ACCUSED OF MURDERING
PARENTS AND SISTER.
Wellington (Kans.) Prisoner, It
Said, Would Have Received Par
ents' $2X00 Life Insuranc8.
Is
Wellington, Kan. Otto McKnelly
21 years old, was arrested here.
charged with the murder of his
father, Theodore McKnelly, his moth
er and Bister, Gretta. whose bodies
were found In a tent on the outskirts
of Wellington.
Young McKnelly id a car repairer
employed on n night shift. The police
say he was absent from the shops two
hours near midnight. Other evidence.
they say, points to the murders as hav
ing been committed after 10 o'clock
Spots, it is said were found on clothes
in McKnelly's locker at the shops.
The son showed tie signs of emo
tion when arrested. He refused to
make a statement as to bis where
abouts while absent from the shops.
Mr. and Mrs. McKnelly each carried
$1,000 life Insurance, payable to the
other. With the death of the father,
mother and the sister, the authorities
say, this insurance would revert to the
son.
The three were shot with a small
calltber revolver and their skulls
crushed with a baseball bat. There
was every evidence of a fierce Strug
gle. The father had crept under the
bed before being killed. Mrs. McKnel
ly still was breathing when found, but
lived only a few hours.
A special guard was pat over Mc
Knelly at the jail hero.
GEN. SICKLES ATTACKS WIFE
Ve'eran Give Out Long Statement,
Revloivlng His Domestic
Troubles.
New York. Major General Dan
lei E. Sickles U. S. A., retired, 93
years old, gave out a statement to the
press, conceiting the relations be'
tween himself and wife, from whom he
is estranged, and the status of their
affairs. In his statement the general
seeks to destroy any sympathy for Ida
lf. bssed on her pawning jewelry,
a veek ago !o take up an $S,009 Judg
ment agains: him; ho attacked her
perronal chrrncter, says 'the Jewels
wre his and hers, anyway, and charg
cs her with ioldlng the arrented Judg
ment over him as a club.
'UNCLE JOE' PROGNOSTICATES
Former Speaker Says Wilson or Taft
Will Be Elected "Roosevelt
Out of the Running."
Watf eka, 111. Former Speaker Can
non here predicted the election of Wil
son or Taft lo the presidency.
' In my judgment. It Is either Wilson
or Taft," he said. "If Roosevelt gets
one-flth of the Republican vote and
Taft tour f if hs or put it the other
way round und Roosevelt gels four
fifths and Taft onj it will elect Wil
son. There you ure. If you are not
satisfied with conditions try it on."
Cannon placed Roosevelt out of tho
running except as a Wilson vote get
ter. Amundsen Postpones Polar Dash.
Christiana, Norway. Capt. Roald
Amundsen, the discoverer of the south
pole, has postponed his proposed
north pole expedition, owing to the
Illness of the oceanographic Investi
gator who Is to accompany him.
Tries to Wreck Train.
I'oughkeepsie, N. Y. George Rlgo
Is held for the grand Jury, charged
with attempting to wreck a New York
Central express. He says a conductor
made him pay full fare for bU iwt
half fait tlted bqya
NEWSfT MISSOURI
Wirs Promises; Loses $1,278.
Kansnn City. J. V. Sprlnner, ;i
farmer ( HnrlltiRtoii Junction, M i.
was vlctiinlied by twc strangers here
to whom he Intrusted f 1,27 A. Spring
er met the men, who noon bcMn to
match dollars and later the farmer
joined them. Hefore the game was
finished he had won $1,400 in prom
Ises and the men said they would pay
if he would show that he could have
paid an equal amount If he had lost.
Then Springer produced a draft and
the loaers Insisted that to show "good
faith" lio must cash It. This he did.
The men Rot the money Hurt disap
peared. Says Courtship Waa Costly,
Sedali.i. L. K. Holt, a well to-dr
merchant of MaryvMlr. brought suit
in the circuit court to recover $25,000
damages from Mrs. Klizabrth Cnsto
for alleged breach of promise to mar
ry him. Mrs. Cnsto, until last Janu
ary, was the widow of J. M. Planck, a
wealthy Sedalia business man. who
died five years ago. In January she'
was married to Dr. Jabez C. Cnsto, a
Sedalia specialist. Holt's petition re
cites thr.t In hin courtship with Mrs.
Planck he expended lnrge Rums of
money In entertaining her. Rave her
many costly presents and presented
her at vnrlotis times with cash.
Methodists Rap Home Rule.
Dexter. At the third day's session
of the mutual St. Louis Methodist
Episcopal conference here tho com
mittee on temperance nnd Sabbath
observance made a strong objection to
Sunday diversions und a wide-open
Sabbath for the lnrge cities of tho
state. This report .ilso put the con
ference m record as opposing honvj
rule for tho large cl'les, for. In the
opinion of the conference. It meane
saloon rule.
Wants Man Who Swapped Horses.
Jefferson City. Herman Hirschmnn
of Osage Bluff, which la a few mlle
east of here, is anxious to form the ac
quaintance of the man who swapped
horses with him without his permis
sion. The culprit took n valuable
horse from his barn and left behind
in the stall a horse and ncolt which
he evidently stole elsewhere.
Police Officer Suspended.
Springfield. Night Sergt. of Police
James O'Connell of the Springfield
force was suspended indefinitely by
Chief Harve Patterson for alleced
conduct unbecoming an officer. O'Con
nell, it Is said, was discovered bw
other police officers In a disreputable
reaort and was hauled Immediately
upon the carpet.
Pastor's Widow Buried at Fulton.
Fulton. Mrs. Martha H. Willis, 82
years old, widow of the lale Rev. P.
P. S. Willis, formerly a widely known
Presbyterian minister of Northeast
Missouri, was buried in Pulton. Mrs.
Willis was a native of Pulton and lived
here until 15 years years ago, when
she moved to Columbia, where she
died.
Wife Slayer Found Dead.
Monett. Dave Tillman, who killed
his wife in her home at Seligman, Mo.,
by cutting her throat, was found dead
within 200 yards of the scene of the
crime. Tlllmun fled after killing his
wife, and after an absence of four
days returned and ended his own life.
W. C. Phelps Is Captured.
Cape Girardeau. Deputy .United
States Marshal Whltworth brought W.
C. Phelps to Cape Girardeau and
lodged him In jail on a charge of tak
ing Mrs. Sarah Summers and five
children from Paragould. Ark., to St.
Louis, where he abandoned them, sick
and destitute.
Shrlners Plan Session.
Springfield. Preparations are being
made by Abiu Ben Adhem temple,
Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, for tha
fall ceremonial to be held October 22
In Springfield. All thirty-second de
gree Maiums and Knights Templars
in this section will be represented.
William E. McCully Dies.
Macon. William E. McCully. C9
years old, died in a Kansas City san
itarium and hia body was brought to
this city for burial. " McCully was for
six pears a member of the Stan
Hoard (;f Railroad nnd Warehuuse
commissioners.
R. G. Rombauer Is Dead.
KlrV.sville. Raphael Guido Rom
bauer, a major of the artillery at
tached to Gen. Grant's staff through
out the Civil war, and one of the best
known mine operators in Missouri,
died lit his home litre.
Gletner and Bostwick
Jefferson City. Gov.
Reappointed.
Hadley reap-
pointed Charles Gietner of St. Louis a
member of the state board of pharma
cy and Arthur E. Bostwick of St.
Louis to the Missouri library commis
sion. Monroe County Sheriff Dies.
Paris. Francis Marion Nolen, sher
iff of Monroe county, died at Paris of
typhoid fever. Mr. Nolen wis known
nil over North Missouri as a lerrcr to
criminals. He was a brother to John
11. Nolen, the state drainage commis
sioner. Held for Dance Killing.
Morehouse. As a result of a fight
at a country dance near Morehouse,
Cleve Woods. 25 yesrs old. Is dead,
and Waltor Mayfleld and Ray Wright
are ia jail at New Madrid.
AN AWFUL
3. -vi-
IS
WHY DOESN'T HE TELL WHAT
HE KNOWS CONCERNING THE
ARCHBOLD CHARGES?
LOOKS DARK FOR ROOSEVELT
Assuming the Standard Oil Man Told
the' Truth, All Others Concerned
Are Involved In What Was a Na
tional Disgrace.
Where is Cortelyou and what has
ho to say regarding the. Archbold
charges? Alone of the living partici
pants in that famous deal, he has
kept silent. Yet It was to blm that
Mr. Bliss reported, and to him that
Roosevelt "appeuled" in his letters
and telegram. He knows and should
tell whether Archbold has concocted
this story In order to cast discredit
upon Roosevelt and the Progressive
campaign or is reciting facts. Ills
apparent unwillingness to say any
thing on this case is certainly an
alarming phase of the situation. It
can be construed In either way, for
or against Roosevelt. Cortolyou'a
loyalty to his old friend and patron
may make him reluctant to expose
that friend. On the other hand, he
Is now president ot the New York
Gas company, brought to New York
by Frank Vanderllp, president of the
National City bank, and if he were
minded to dispute Archbold, his new
alliances might give htm pause. Yet
In the very nature of things he must
speak and give his version of the dis
pute. Without his testimony or with
It even the affair may not be settled.
Indeed, it bida fair never to be set
tled. One Item remains for Mr. Arch
bold to produce and that Is Mr. RIIbs'b
receipt. That certainly ought to be
somewhere In the Standard's flies,
and If It Is not found the failure to
And It will be cited as a point In Mr.
Roosevelt's favor. Thus far the col
onel's denials have lacked substance
and verisimilitude. In the old days
he was lavish with documents and
other material with which to .over
whelm his critics. Now he Indulges
In lurid adjectives. The case looks
dark for him.
But, assuming that Archbold told
the truth, it looks almost as dark for
all others concerned. Mr. Archbold
acknowledges or claims that he gave
the money with the distinct under
standing that Roosevelt should know
of It, which means that the president
of the United States was thereby to
be put under obligations to the
Standard Oil company. Quid pro quo,
clearly. Later there was demand for
more and when Archbold hesitated,
Mr. Bliss feared the Standard people
were "making a mistake" which
freely translated, meant that, unless
they came down again they would
feel the pressure of governmental dis
favor. In other words, blackmail.
And in this blackmailing were in
volved the president and his adjutants
In the anti-trust hunt on the one hand
and Mr. Archbold and his ramirylng
associates on the other.
"Dear Mr. Bliss" was Involved, too,
In a sense, for he later expressed to
Mr. Archbold his deep regret at the
president's actions, bewailing his own
failure to Influence Mm. Mr. Cortel
you is Involved too, for he must have
known what was going on, at any
rate during the campaign. There
were thus two parties to the trans
action, the bribe-givers and the bribe
takers. All the brlge-givers seem per
fectly at ease in their consciences at
their action, regarding It as simply a
phase of politico-commercial life. How
their acts will appear to posterity
and to the world at large may be an
other matter. The only justification
for them lies In the fact that they
were approached by the other side
n the beginning. That, of course, is
jsual, but not Invariable. Then, too,
'.hey had courage enough to refuse
be bled still more, although warned
Doesn't Remove the Odium.
Secretary Fisher's order that the en
tries upon Alaskan coal lands, com
monly known as the Cunningham
claims, be Canceled, was really the
confirmation, after a rehearing, of a
decision rendered by him some time
ago. This reversal ot the Alaskan
land policy, which has become Identi
fied with the name of Secretary Fish
er's predecessor In office, is a gratify
ing termination of a painful episode
It will hardly relieve the Taft admin
istration, however, from the dbcredlt
CORTELYOU
Ml
HANDICAP.
that they would suffer for It. Hut it
all shows the horrible plight of pil.
tics In this country and la a discr r
to the nation. How the Lonii. ri
dallies and weeklies will exult at
these revelations! How especially
will the Saturday Review rejoice t
a justification of almost every Dim;
It hns made at American corruption:
Can anything be said In reply? Very
little. We can only construct a ilia
bollcal plot by Archbold. Penrose, ct
al., to ruin Mr. Roosevelt and the
Progressive cause. There are very
few things to justify such a thnnry
Among these Is the death of Mr
Bliss and the fact that his books am
treasurer of the committee wer- de
stroyed by hlin; so that any n.cii'-a-tlon
whatever could be made and no
proof of his falsity could be pro
duced. Of course this argument
apply as well to the other side of the
case. Naturally the Standard (HI i"
pie are furious at Roosevelt fur Ins
prosecution of the trust and would
do almost anything to .checkmate his
ambition to be president again, hut
that they would devise such a pint is
hard to believe. If we Inject Mr
PenroBO Into the affair, we may miv
that hlB $3,000,000 story about thp
Progressive campaign this year Is so
absurd that it is difficult to credit any
of his charges. On the other hand.
Roosevelt's relations with Harrlman
during this campaign were such as 'o
make It probable that he welciminl
contributions. We know that he
asked Hnrrlman to help in the New
York state campaign of that yi.ir
And It was no worse to ask Ilaninun
than It waB to ask Archbold. More
over the distinction between state unit
national campaign funds Is mythir.il
The burden of proof Is decidedly vn
the colonel. He ought at onre in
produce some proof. Let him tesM'r
himself, and especially let him pm
duce Mr. Cortelyou. Then we shall
still have an unsolved question hit
the burden may not seem so heavy
against the ex-presldent.
EXPOSES THE TARIFF FRAUD
American Company's Offer of Sttel
Rails to Manchester, England, !
Illuminating.
Recently the city of Manchester.
England, wanted steel rails for 'He
roads. The contract was not a lari:e
one, but when It was advertised the
bidding for It was sharp and hitler
Manchester is In the Iron and stiel
district of England, and In a position
to command the lowest price on the
domestlo product.
When the bids were opened, how
ever. It "was found that an Anierlrsn
concern, the Lorain Steel conipuny of
Johnstown, Pa., had made the lni'
offer. In round figures, the I-orain
company would sell for $31. Otic what
Its English rivals demanded $.;.'
for. i
The American company was pre
pared to manufacture the rails, pa.
freight and handling to tho Atlanta-,
seaboard, pay freight and handling hyi
sea to England, and again pay freight
and handling to Manchester, and still J
make a profit on its Bale at nearly (
ten per cent, under the British pr'.fe (
And yt, in the face of such a
Ing as this, the stand pat Republican
still maintains that tho present tariff
on steel rails Is absolutely essentia
to the prosperity of the Industry 1
thlB country. The steel business Is
still to htm an Infant Industry, even
though it can go Into the heart e
Britain and win contracts In conn'"
tion with hard-headed, close cah "!'
ing manufacturers of the tight little
lale. . . .,
As it Is with steel, so It Is " '
number of other products of our n -a
ufacturlng plants, and with nun -n '
our raw material. Some day the An., r
lean citizen will wake to the far'
he has been swindled by the
mongers who have fattened on
toll, and then the day of reel. "
will come.
"Who put the odor In Theodor-' '
Greenville News.
Standard Oil Columbia State
attached to it because of tin- "
nance given to Hallinger ami '
persecution of subordinate In ""
office, who dared question the bc -
of their chief. Attorney General
ersham'a back-dated opinion-
over, has not been explained .-.w.n
Correct.
My critics say I am in
advance my own Interests " j(
were my purpose I would fan
Tea, that will be the reajon n
HarpeVa Weekly.

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