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CAVE IT AWAY.
How Mr. and Mrs, Bryan Dis
tributed thc Bennett Fund.
GIVEN TO COLLEGES.
The South Carolina College Got Pour
Hundred Dollars of thc Fund.
Other Colleges in "tito South
Were Also Given a Share
of the Fund,
Now that the Bennett estate is
finally settled Mr. Bryan submits the
following statoment to the publio:
In the aprlug of 11)00 Mr. Philo S.
Bennett.ilivlng at Now naven, donn.,
and engaged lu tho moroantlle business
In tho city of Now York, visited Ne
braska and asked.'Mr, Bryan to assist
him lu preparing certain paragraphs
of his will (all tho other provisions be
ing copied from a former will.) Tho
paragraphs reforrcd to were: First,
for a library at Salem, 111? (It provid
ed fora bequest of $1,500 to which
Mr. Bryan was to add 81,500.) Second
$1.0,000 to establish a fund at twenty
five colleges, to be selected by Mr. Bry
an, the annual proceeds to bo used for
a prize to encourage a study of tho
principles of free government. Third,
$10,000 to be?dislribnted among col
leges, to be soleoted by Mr. Bryan,
the annual income to lie usod to aid
poor boya to obtain an education.
Fourth, $10,000 to bo distributed
among colleges, to be selected by Mrs.
Bryan, the annual income to bo used
to assist poor girls and obtain au edu
cation. Fifth, $50,000 to Mrs. Ben
nett, in trust for a purpose sot forth
in a sealed letter deposited with thu
will. Tais sauiod letter directed Mrs.
Bennett to pay Ibo ame tint to Mr.
Bryan (Mr. Bennett proposed lt as a
direct bequest but at thc request of
Mr. Bryan it v/as given to Mis. Ben
nett in trust, because Its acceptance
was conditional.) Tho sealed letter
directed Mr. Brynn to distrlbuto the
$50,000 among educational and charit
able institutions in case he refused to
aocept it for himself and family. Tho
residuary legates contested tho titree
$10,000 Horns and thc $50,000 item.
Tho court confirmed tho $10,000 items
but on tccliuioal grounds held that
the $50,000 bequest was inoperative.
The readers of Thc Commoner have
already been informed of tho main
facts, namely, that the widow and
other relatives were bountifully pro
vided for; that thc testator's intention
was never questioned and that tho
charge of undue inlluenoO was with
drawn; and that Mr. Bryan announc
ed in tito beginning that he would not
accept the bequest without the con
sent of tho whlow, but that ho felt in
honor buund to insist upon the dis
tribution of tho $50,000 as directed by
Mr. Bryan was thus drawn into a
contest in which he had but a remote
and contingent pecuniary interest, if
In fact bc had any al all, but which
he could not In conscience abandon.
Tho contest cost him a little more
than fifteen hundred dollars for attor
ney's feos and court costs, beside.1:
travelling expenses and loss of time.
In submitting his report as execu
tor ho Claimed One customary fee $2,
500, explaining that the amount would
not be used by him for himself, but
would bc spent in completing the plant
made by Mr. Bennett. The fee was
allowecLby tiro probate court and was
used as follows:
Fourteen hundred and eighty-nine
dollars and forty-three cents was used
to pay that part of the Inheritance tax
which was not covered by interest, so
that tlie $1,600 library fund, and the
three $JO,OOU funds might be used in.
full. Throo hundred and fifty dpV'f?rs
was given to the city of Sal^vi^as an
endownmont for thc libra^y^Mr. Bry
an besides giving $l..r.ji?^to the Salem
library gives thoW?e, worth consider,
ably more tlia>r*l3G0.) Two hundred
dollars lm^frjeen deposited with Mr.
toji(*fy for a bust of Mr. Bennett for
?^*$ho Salem library. Tho balance, $-lti<),
6*7 less tho cost uf hiing reports, will
be paid to Kev. Alexander Irvine, Mr.
Bennett's pastor, to bc used by him
in the education of his sons.
The throe $10,000 funds havo been
distributed as follows:
IUSNNKTT riUZli FUND.
Four hundred dollars each to tho
following collet/ e :
Delaware Colli ge, Newark, Del.
Bowdoln College, Brunswick Me.
A. and M. College of Kentucky,
Harvard University, Cambridge,
Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
St. John's C l!< ge, Annapolis, Md.
University) f Ldaho, Moscow, idaho.
University ol Montana, Missoula;
University of Ulah, Salt Dalco City,
University of Washington, Soattlo,
University of South Dakota, Vcr
million, S. D.
University of California, Bcrkeloy,
Nevada state University, Reno
University of Colorado, Boulder,
South Carolina College, Columbia,
Cornell University, ithaca, N. Y.
University of Wyoming, Laramie,
University of Vermont, Burlington,
University of Oregon, Eugene, Ore.
Valo Unitorsity, New Haven, Conn,
Brown University, I'rovldcnco, lt.
University of North Dakota, Grand
Forks, Ni I?.
University of Pennsylvania, Phila
Princeton University, Princeton,
Eaota college is to invest tho amount
rcccUed and usc tho annual Income
for a prize for tho host essay discuss
ing thc principios of free government.
Mr. Bryan had already established
similar prizes In nineteen states and
thc twenty-live colleges selected for
tim Bennett prize were selected rrom
other states so that every stato but
one now contain? a collogo giving such
MR, BRYAN'S l'UNO KOK ?WIYM. .. .^
Tho fund for tho aid of poor boys
desiring a college education was dis
tributed by Mr. Bryan as follow* :
Ono thousand dollars to Illinois
GoUege, Jacksonville, 111., ami 1760
caoh to Park College, Parkville, Mo.,
and College of William & Mary, WU
llamBburg, Ya. Also 9500 to oaoh
of the following oolleges:
Doane College, Crete, Neb.
Howard College, Fs?t Lake, (Near
Hendrix College, Conway, Ark *
Tuskogee Normal and Industrial
Institute, Tuskegee, Ala.
Konyon College, Gambier, O?
Mask?agvm Collage, Ne*.? Oonooidi
St. Olaf College, Northilold, Minn.
Hillsdale College, Conway, Ark.
University of the South, Sewanee
Trinity University, Waxahaohio,
Ripon College, Ripon, Win,
Nazaroth College, Muskogee, I. T.
Hope College, Holland, Mtob.
Butler College, Indianapolis, Ind.
Sutherland College, Sutherland,Fla.
MUS. MKYAN'B FUND FOU OIRL8.
The fund for the aid of poor girls
desiring to obtain a college education
was distributed by Mrs. Bryan as fol
lows: $500 to each of tho following
Georgia Normal and Industrial Col
lege, Milledgeville, Ga.
Eureka College, Euroka, 111.
Hastings College, Hastings, Neb.
Wesloyau University, Buohanuon,
Henry Kendall College, Muskogoe,
Williamsburg Institute, Williams,
Wesleyan University, University
Baylor University, Waco, Tex.
Iowa College, Grinnoll, Ia.
Tulane University of Loulsana,
Now Orleans, La.
State Nora* al and Industrial Col
lege, Greens! oro, N. C.
Hiram Golk go, Hiram, O.
Kingfisher College Kingfisher^. T.
Academy of the Visitation, Dubu -
Williams Industrial College, Llttlo
Ewing College, Ewing, 111.
Bethany Colloge, Llndsborg, Kan.
University cf Arizona,Tucson,Ariz.
University Of New Mexico, Albu
querquc, N. M.
The Mississippi Industrial Instituto
and Collage, Columbus, Miss.
As the boys who aro helped by the
fund are to r o tu ru the money to tho
college as soon after leaving oollego
as they can convlently do so and as
the money when so returned ls to bo
advanced to others the aid extended
will corstantly inorease. Tho girls
aided are askod to do tho same, but it
not required of them.
In distributing thc prize fund pre
ference was given to state universities
except where thc state coutalned sumo
college of grtater Importanoe.
In distributing the funds for the
aid of poor boys and girls preference
was generally given to the smaller
colleges tho Bamc amount of money
going father among these colleges.
All the principal d?nominations
were recognized in the distribution
a little partiality being showu tho
Congregational colleges because Mr.
Hen nett attendod the Oougregatlonal
Two colored schools wore included
and one of the other colleges has a
considerable number of Indians en
rolled among Its students. The var
ious funds were so distributed that In
at IcaRt ono college in ovory state and
territory botweon tho two oceans a
permanent Kennett fund will perpet
uate tho name and reoall the gene
rosity of Philo Sherman Bennett.
Mr. and Mrs. Bryan of course re
ceived no compensation for dlstrlbu
ting theRc funds but they are richly
rewarded for the llttlo they have
boon able to do by the consciousness
that they have aided a friend to maka
i a valuable contribution to his own
and subsequent generations. The
i Bennett oaso has given Mr. Bryan a
great deal of annoyance and some ol
the republican papers have malicious
, ly misrepresented the facts but it ia
over and the money scoured lus-e.d.uca>
. tkinal purposes will prove a ooutlnu
lng blessing to thousands of boys and
girls, while tho annoyance will soon
FATALITIES ON THE RAILROAD.
Moro Killed and Injured this Yom
Than lust Your.
Accident bulletin No. 10, which
has just been Issued by the intorstate
commerce commission, giving the
number of rail-road accidents in the
United States for the months of April
May and Juue, 1905, shows that dur
bin that quarter there were ll pass
engers and 221 employes killed and
1,25:1 passengers and 1,511 employes
injured In train accidents. Other ac
cidents to passengers and employes
not thc result of collisions or derail
ments bring thc total number of cas
ualties up to H.OOi) (88? killed and
This bullotin completes tho publica
tion of tho record of accidents for the
year ended June HO, 1006, which in
the total number shows an increase of
lt killed and 4,123 injured among
passengers and employes aa compared
with thonumbor reported for the year
ended June 30, 100-1.
The increase In thc number killed is
wholly among pa.ssongors, there being
a decrease of 100 In the number of
employes killed. An Increase of 11 7
In thc number of passengers killed
makes an Increase of ll In thc total
killed of both passengers and employ
es aa above stated. Of thc Increased
number Injured 1,063 were passengers
aud 2,100 woro employes. In coupling
accidents, which occur wholly to em
ployes, the total number of deaths,
213 ls 35 lesa than for the year preced
ing, and thenumbor of injuries 3,441
ls 331 less.
An advance compilation made from
annual reports of railroad companies,
which however, la not complete, Indi
cates that thc number of men employ
ed on railroads on June 30, 1005, was
about 9 por cent, greater than on June
llryan Al not II TOKO,
At Tokio William J. Bryan was
presented at a reception in honor of
Admiral Togo. The mayor introduc
ed Mr. Bryan to tho Admiral. An
exchango of cordial sentiment:! follow
ed. The Admiral was dollghted at
tlio unexpeotod prosonco of Mr. Bryan
lt transpired that Togo did not an
chor oven once in live months from
tho timo of the big naval battle of
August 10, 1004, till the Russian bat
tleship Sevastopol was torpedood in
tho last days of Decombor.
A Feat in Wiroloes.l
Tho Cape Honry naval wireless sta
tion established a record Thursday
night in taking a message from the
steamship Grown Princo, 450 miles
from tho oapo. Tho ship was off Boone
island on the coast of Maine when tho
message '.vas sent. Tho operator at
Fort Henry could hoar distinctly every
dash and dot.
END OF TOUR
Tile President Visits New Or.
leans and Sails for Home.
A C?OWD SO LARGE
Gathers la Front of the City Hall That
lt WM H Impossible for thc Military
and Civic Parade to Pass in
Review of the President.
President Roosevelt, accompanied
by Seorotary Loeb and Surgoon Gem
eral Rlxey, arrived at Now Orleans
by special train from Memphis at
nine o'clock Thursday morning. A
reception oommibtcn, headed hy May
or Martin Hehrman, recoived tho
president at tho station. An enor
mous crowd was assembled in front
of tho station when the presldont ar
rived and recoived him with enthusi
astic ohoers, whioh oontluucd until
the carriages, hearing the president
and other members of the party as
well as tho membors of tho reooptluu
committee, had vanished from sight
down Canal street. Detaohuaouts of
mouutod state troops formed tho
military escort of tho president.
At tho end of nine streuous hours
of varied entortalnmont lu New Or
leans, dosing a pleasant trip through
tho South, Presldont Roosevelt at ?:.'10
Thursday night hoarded tho light
house tender Magnolia and began his
return journey to Washington.
No newspaper representativo ac
companied the President on tho boat
and he will be out of touch with tho
world throughout the night, by day
light tomorrow is expeoted to bring
nows of his successful tranfer to tho
armorod orulser West Virginia, which
lies at anchor off tho mouth of the
Mississippi Klvor to receive him and
carry him on towards the Capital.
For lour days tho President will be
off American soil, but by wireless
tolcgraphy lt ls promised he will bc in
communication with tho shore.
The President's stay in New Or
leans was made a testimonial of popu
lar esteem and of grateful recognition
for the service which ho rendered tho
city In its struggle against yellow
fever. The densely crowded streets,
tho elaborate decorations, the wild ap
ple mo that greeted the President
along the route of thc parade, the en
thusiasm with which his address to
tho mulitude in Lafayette Square was
received and the remarkable demon -
stration in his honor at the luncheon,
mado the day repleto with cordial
welcome to thc nations Chief Lxeou
Tho President was compelled to
abandone one public address before
he had gotten well started on lt. It
was contemplated that tho military
and civic parade should pass in review
before the President at the City Hall,
but the crowd which gathered at this
point was so trcmondrous that neith
er the police nor tho troops wore ablo
to move it, and the President, fore
seeing a possible paulo, linally gave
up thc attempt to speak and loft the
platform. Tho orowd Jammed Char
1 les street all tho way from Poydras
1 street to Ninth street, and lt spread
1 over Lafayette Square almost from
St. Charles street to Camp street.
1 Probably 60,000 persona wero gather
; ed in and around tho stand from
which tho President was to have de
livered the address. When tho Presl
1 cu?r\t decided to abandon his effort, he
shouted to the throng to go home
and be good oitlzens and dlsapperod
Into the mayor's parlors well nigh ex
i hausted. He said that tho reception
was the greatest that he had since he
had started on his trip.
Tho demonstration at thc luncheon
was Hoarcely less exuberant. When
' the President entered the superbly
decorated dining hall the (?25 ban
queters roso and gave way to frantic
oheers. Every reference of Governor
Blanchard, Mayor Hehrman and Presi
dent Sanders, of the Progressive
Union, to the guest brought forth a
perfect storm of cheering, and whoo
thc President rose he had great didi
cully In speaking. Every thought ho
uttered was thc signal for an extra
ordinary exhibition of enthusiasm,
and as hhs speech dealt almost entire
ly'wlth local subjects, and had special
reference to thc tight against yellow
fever, the banquet devolopod Into un
ceasing laudation of tho President
while he was on lils fcot.
An lmmon.se orowd packed Gravier
and St. Charles streets as thc dinner
ended, and the apporancc of tho
President on thc way to the river,
provoked thunderous applause. As
the Magnolia left thc landing a Presi
dential salute was lired, while thc
din o? hundreds of stoam whistles
mingled with tho lusty oheorlng of
acres of people who had collected on
From the moment of his arrival,
carly In the forenoon, until ho said
farewell from the deck of the Mag
nolia at night, the Presldont was con
stan tly in thc limelight. Thc crowd
ed programme gave him no opportu
nity for rost, but ho expressed koon
enjoyment of his visit. Nowhere did
the President seo the slightest evi
dence of tho oxlstancc of yellow fever,
but he saw on every hand Immense
gathering? of cordial and contented
At Savannah Ga., E. A. Moore, a
street car conductor Thursday after
noon In an altercation with a passen
ger, drew a heavy revolver and tired
throo shots, the li rut shot went wild
the second struck and kiPerl Mrs. F.
E. Whoeler, and third went through
thc thigh of C. li. Secklngor, the
passenger Involved In thc altercation.
Mrs. Whcolor was sitting on her front
steps. Tho bullet severed her Jugu
lar vein. Mrs. Jane E. Fairchild?
jumped from the car, as did the other
passengers when tho shooting began.
Mrs. Ealrchllds sustained a broken
shoulder from her fall. Moore was
arrested. It ls alleged ho was drink
A Ooml Town.
Wadsworth, Nov., was onco a lively
railroad town with about 4,000 Inhab
itants, but now it ls only a collooblon i
of desorted shacks. These houses are
overrun with wild cats, for when thc
bown was desertod about 100 oats
woro loft behind, and thoy havo In
ercasod raploly and heeded tho call of
The Partridge Destroyes Many Noxl
0118 Weed? and Inieots.
Their KboaW Be Fcoteoted by the
k Farmers, as They Destroy Many
ihiui;? Injurious to Crops.
Tho department of Agriculture has
Issued an interesting bulletin on the
quails of the United States that tends
to oorreot some popular errors regard
ing "liob White," and ls a strong plea
for his preservation as an alley of the
farmer. There aro half a dozen vari
eties of quail in the United States,
tho handsomest being those of the
Southwest and the Paolflo slope, where
they are slate bluo in color and hand
somely orestod. Hut the prlnolpal in
terest in this best known of all game
birds ls that lt ls a valuable asset of
the farmor and helpful rather than
destructive to tho growing orops.
A thorough study of the bird lias
been made by the department without
finding any evidence tbat lt is harm
ful to orops. It eats principally nox
ious weed seeds and bugs injurious to
the orops. It doos not troublo either
tho sprouting grain, as do tho crows
and blackbirds, and does not feed on
the standing crops or forage among
the stacks. When lt docs eat grain lt
ls only what ii gleans from the har
vested Holds. It prefers weeds and
docs not eat wheat and oom if it oan
got sumach, ragweod and bay berries.
A oloso calculation was mado by
tho department of the numbor of Hob
Whites in Virginia and North Caro
lina, tho total approximating ?154,820.
It is known from a long sorlcs of ex
periments that tho oraw of the bird
holds about half an ounce, of which
fully 50 por cent is weed seed. At this
rato from Septombor I to April 30 Un
Virginia and North Oarolina alone,
the birds eat 3,341 tons of wood soeds.
Among tho iuseots on which the
birds habitually food are tho Hock
Mountain locust, in Colorado potato
bug, the boll weevil, the cut worm,
the army worm and two sorts of cot
ton worms. Tho ohioks are evon more
highly insectivorous than tho old
Thc department urges all land own
ers to realize tho value of the Bob
White, lt says that with proper man
agement some farms of 500 to 1,000
acres would yield moro revenue from
Bob Whites than from poultry. It ls
estimated that between 300,000 and
400,000 sportsmen go out from the cit
ies every fall to hunt the Bob White,
and this, of course, means a big reve
nue, meit of which goes to the farm
Paradoxical as it may seem, sports
men exercise a powerful influence In
protecting the birds. Many big pre
serves are maintained where tho quail
are used only for held trials for dogs
and are either not shot at all or shot
under very dose restrictions. Some
clubs maintain preserves of 20,000 to
50,000 acres, and many sportsmen have
their own preserves exclusively for dog
trials. The demand for livo quail for
this purpose is steadily increasing, and
thorc would be a good revenue if the
Bob White could be bred lu oaptivity
on any extensive scale. This has been
tried ai;d has proved diflloult, but the
birds can bo protected from their na
tural enemies, snakes, skuukp, owis,
hawks and oats, and they can be fed.
Eyery fews years, on tt irreuce
of unusually severe winter, i heavy
snows which cover tho fi supply,
great numbers of Bob Wb T.rlsh,
and sometimes in the uv< u rn part of
its range the bird becomes almost ex
tinct. This unnecessary liss of life
could be largoly prevented if land own
ers and others interested would scat
ter a little grain In suitable places.
This is done in some localities, as at
Sandy Spring, Md., where H. H. Mill
er drives ovor thc snow covered ODUU
try scattering grain for thc starving
quail. Thc practice is worthy of gen
eral adoption. It ls necessary only
while the ground is snow-bound and
especially after sleet storm.
Thc game laws in the sevoral States
very greatly, and in some States vary
from county to county; but tho de
partment advises all Stutes to limit
their open season to one month.
Tiie Department of Agriculture ob
tained three pairs of Bob Whites from
Kansas, which after live month's oap
tivity aro almost as wdld as wheu first
caged, and show no signs of mating.
Experiments In the domestication of
Bob Whites aro well worth trying,
however, becauso of tho demand from
clubs and individuals for live birds to
restock their grounds. So great has
bcoome the demand in recent years
that lt ls estimated that 200,000 birds
would be required annually to lill it.
During the spring of 1003 thc demand
far excocded the supply, oven at $5 a
d(Z3n, and sometimes at twice that
Tiie bulletin gives an interesting
tablo of tho birds' food made from the
average of many analyses. It shows
that tiie cliiof part of thc Bolt Whites'
diet is animal and vcgetablo matter
of wlilch the farmer ls glad to bo rid,
whilo the damage that can bo traced
to him is absolutely negligible.
A dispatch from Now York says a
runaway street car on tho now WU
llamburg suspension bridgo-across thc
Kn-st river Thursday caused injury to
twenty-ll vc persons, two probably fa
tally. For a thousand feet down tho
incline on the Manhattan approach of
tiie bridge a Christopher streot cir ran
with brakes out of order until it lilt
and demolished a standing Fourteenth
streetcar, in which wore seventy-live
passengers. In tho latter car most of
tiie injuries occurred, it waa ten min
utes before thc broked roof, sides and
door of this car could bc taken off from
thc last passengor, who was burled
under the wreokage. John Holden,
motorman of tho Christopher street
car, and George Bryld, an omploycoof
tho Western Kleotrlo Company, suff
ered fractured skulls and arc not ex
pected to livo.
Seeking to escape death 'rora scald
ing .steam pouring from a burstod
areli pipe, Frank Dix, a negro tiro
man on engine No.212, Jumped or fell
from the cab Thursday morning at
3:20 a. m. about fourteen milos out of
Charleston on thc Atlantic Coast Dino
railroad, and was dashed to his death
at the side of the track. Tiie chest
of tho fl re man was crushed and his
ribs smashed by tho impact of lils bo
dy striking tho ditch bottom from
thc Hying engine. Engineer Moyors
saved himself from Injury by leaping
through a window of thc cab onto the
boiler of tho cnglno._
Will Visit Us.
Secretary of War Bonaparto has
promised to visit Charleston somo
time in November or December, on
the (.ocasi?n of tho presentation of a
?liver sor vico to tho cruiser "Charles?
ton" by the olty of CharlestouJ
CAMPAIGN AGAINST ?USSAC
By tho mtohlDRf Mill Lr.w ?nd Or*
Tho K. ich ? MK? Mi fl Law and Order
League has started upon its campaign
against the makers ot and dealors in
'.tussac" whiskey In that locality.
At thc lim?, meeting at Burkaloo
academy on Saturday, Oct. 14, a oom*
mlttee was appointed to admonish
thone v/ho were known to be engaged
in tho Illegal business. This com
mltteo wont to work Immediately and
it ls understood that, so far, the re
sults of thoir efforts are thoroughly
The Becoud mooting was held on
Saturday last and lt was dcoidod to
extend the work throughout tho
Shaws Fork section, about 10 miles
below Aikon. It has boon said that
there aro not moro than threo whlto
men in that vicinity who are not en
gagod, either directly or Indirectly in
the making and selling of "tussac."
And most of theso people own lino
farms and comfortable homes.
Of course this estimate may bo
slightly in error, and thero may bc
more citizens of thc Shaws Fork seo
tlon who aro not engaged in the "tus
sao" business than that seotion is
credited with having. At any rato,
tho Kltohlngs Mill longue is going to
lind out who's who. The movement
is of course arousing somo resentment
but vnry little opon hostilltlty, The
members of the loaguo havo resolved
to disregard all tics and to uso their
best efforts tosuppress the evil.
The com mltteo appointed at the
first meeting to draft resolutions pro- 1
sented tho following, which wero un
animously adopted by tho meetlug of
"Thc object ot this organization ls 1
to stamp out lawlessness of all forms
and especially tho Illicit manufacture
and salo of whiskey.
"Whereas it is commonly roportcd
that whliikcy is hoing manufactured
and sold In this community contrary
to law, and this body condoms this
as ono of tho worst forms of lawless -
ness and liablo to bring shamo and
dlsgraoo upon many of- our most pro
mising young men; therofore bo it re
"First, That wo enter our protest
against this evil and work for Its sup
pression in an active way.
"Second, That wc earnestly admon
ish all persons engaged In this unlaw
ful business to discontinue samo ab
once and save this club the necessity
of proceeding against them.
"Third, That all persons who do
not heed the admonition of this club
will bc dealt with according to law.
"Fourth, That we pledge ourselves
regardless of ties of friendship or
other ties to usc our best eff orts to sup
press the evil and promise olucers of
tho law our most cordial support and
assistance in the disoharge of their
"Fifth, That we instruot the secre
tary to send copy of these resolutions
to any ono who is reported to this
club as being engaged in the illegal
manuftcture or sale of whiskey.
"Sixth, That we ask tho county pa
pers to publish and other papers to
Daily mid Wookly Nowepnaora.
Tho Commoner says few avocations
offer a larger Hold for usefulness than
Journalism and few aro moro broad
oning. Like the lawyer the journal
ist ls constantly engaged In intellect
ual combats and his wita aro sharp
ened by tho keenness of his adversary.
The journalist deals with every ques
tion that affects humanity and is
trained to look upon all sides of a
subjeot. Tho business side of jour
nalism offers large rewards for recog
nized capacity: the reportorial Bide
ls furnishing mental discipline as well
as remuneration to an army of young
men and the editorial department ls
still moro fascinating where the edi
tor ls permitted to write what he
thinks. But nothing is more pliable
than to soc a strong mind grinding
out editorials whioh offend against
thc conscience of the writer. No one
should consent to write against his
conviction. Thc greatest trouble
with tho large dallies ls that they arc
huge business enterprises and the
policy of such papers on political
questions is too often controlled by
thc counting room. As nearly all
thc great dallies arc published by cor
porations?; the public ls often ignor
ant of the real ownor and sometimes
those who desire to exploit thc pub
lic take advantage of this fact and
secure control of papers for tho pur
pose of advancing their enterprises.
Thc weeklies reeiulre lese expensive
plauts, and a much larger proportion
of them are edited by fehe owners.
For tho reason that lt speaks thc con
victions of one who cm be Indentl
lied, and lias back of it a character
and a conscience thc wookly exerts
far greater political influence, in pro
portion to its circulation, than thc
Impersonal daily. It is likely that
thc daily will become more and more
exclusively a newspaper, leaving thc
tho editorial discussion of politloal
discussion of political question!, to
the weeklies which are edited by
?ii i MM Alice's (Jilin.
If the president's daughter doslres
to keep all thc costly presents present
ted to her trip abroad she will likely
have to have the help of congress. In
no Other way will she bo able to got
them In duty free, unless she will do
nate them to some national institu
tion. The law makes no oxocptlons
in favor of the president or members
of lils family; consequently whon
Miss Roosevelt arrives at San Fran
cisco sbo will have to the custom oftl*
dals tho value of all the articles she
brings with her. If they are r'i'ly
worth as muoh as reported, $400,01 >,
Miss Roosevelt could not afford to p ./
the duty, willoh amouat to as mm i
as her fathers salary for one year.
A Dynamite OutrAgO,
A charge of dynamite, exploded In
thc doorway of thc grocery ?toro of
Antonio Garbalvo, at 13 Stanton
street, on tho ICasfc Sido, New York,
early Wednesday morning, wrecked
tho lowor half of the front of tho buil
ding, shattered windows In the tene
ments above and threw Into a panic
hundreds of tenants In tho neighbor
hood. No ono waa acriousiy injured.
Tho outrago ls believed to have boon
dlrooted agalnsa Garbalvo, who with
his two sisters, occupies Hying rooms
at tho rear of the store. Garbalvo a
week ago rccolvcd a Blaok Hand let
tor domanding $1,000
Tho appoaronco of a negro football
player at a table in a Chicago hotel
caused tho hotel to loso olght fami
lies who wore boarding there. The
management of tho hotol oxerolsed
thc right of choosing thoir guests and
thc boarders ovorolsod the right of
ohoosing their asaoolates,
A SLICK THICK
Bald to Huyo Boen Worked on A
Farmer In Union.
A dispatch irom Union to the Char*
leaton Post sayB is current here about
a well known farmer of Burnt Facto
ry, a remote se<?t!o?.of this country,
now having 1,080 more acres of land
on his hands than he wants, and for
whioh ho paid a fancy pr!c3, all on
account of a sliok talking man, who
said ho represented tho Standard Oil
Oompany, of Chicago.
The story is that the strangor carno
to Union the first of oho month, when
financiers and mill mon wore meeting
hero, and registered at the Hotel
Union. He was a man of rather uice
appearance, olean shaven and about
twenty-five years old. In seme way
ho beoame acquainted with thc farm?
er, who is about fifty years of ago and
all his lifo has boen a hard working
and frugal farmer, having now ac
quired considerable means.
Tho strangor told thc farmer he
was in search of minorai lauds for his
company, and after going over the
farmer's laud, said he wanted tho ad
joining place also. He asked tho
farmor to find out if this could be
bought and at what price, though not
to mention him Jn lt, as tho owner
might wish too much, if he thought
an outside man wanted it.
Some days afterward, as thc story
continues, the farmer claims to havo
roported to his olicnt that he could
got all tho laud at $10.60 an aore,
whioh is considerably moro than it is
worth, though bc did not say so. Tho
prioe seemed satisfactory to thc
stranger and ho told thc farmer to go
ahead and buy the place, pay for lt,
and ho would take the two properties
oft" his hands, making payment for
both at ono time.
lt scorns that tho farmor then went
to Spartanburg, where he bad some
hard earned savings amounting to,
with interest, over $2,000. This he
drew out, and, it ls said, arranged
with a bank for the balance, mortgag
ing his property to securo it. Ile then
paid, so lt is alleged, ids neighbor for
tho land, got tlie title and came to
Union to turn it over to the Chicago
an, but be failed to find bis man.
After two days he returned. The
Chicagoan was still absent. Again
last Friday ho carno, but his would-be
representative of thc Standard Oil
Company liad entirely disappeared.
Now tho farmer is anxiously looking
and walting for news of him, and lu
tile meantime is thc possessor of $11,
40:$ worth of land that he does not
want. As to thc Chicagoan, it ls
currently believed that lie got a good
rake oft for making thc salo, and will
never be heard of again, as a telegram
to a local newspaper, from the Stand
ard Oil Company, of Chicago, sayB
that ho 1B neither now nor has been in
Some Savonatio Comment.
At a recent diocesan convention In
tlie neighborhood of New York Hov.
John Marshall Chew of Nowburgh of
fered tho following resolution: That
no taleut^for high iinauoe no useful,
service boothe community, no benefac
tion to tlie church or to ohjeots of
philanthropy can excuse or atone for
dereliction In trust, contempt for tho
rights of others, or-disregard of the
rules of common honesty." Bishop
Potter opposed tho resolution and ad
vlsod Rev. M. Chew that lt was un
timely, and- remarked to thc effect
that wc should not pass judgment till
a final vcrdiot has h icu rendered by
those who are investigating. Toe New
York Evening Post, witli charming
sarcasm anent Bishop Potter's views
that "tlie church will get into no end
of trouble if it meddles with morals,
especially those of tlie rich." Then
the Post mildly remarks that Rev.
Chew "would certainly not presume
to set up mere morality instead of law
as a test of conduct." If this saroasm
has no effect let them refer to the lit
tle biblical Incident of the fable Joth
am related to Ahlmelech concerning
the trees that would have a king to
rule over them, lt would seem that
Bishop Potter is seeking shade beneath
some very thin financial timber.
A Momo lom: Doctrino.
Referring to contributions to cam
paign funds, the Chicago Chronicle
says: ' "They aro good or had, accord
lng to thc motive with which they are
given and the use to which they aro
pub." And then referring particular
ly to Insurance contributions to the
republican campaign fund, tlie Chron
icle adis: "Tho money used to defeat
William J, Bryan and the democratic
party was obviously put to good use."
Then, we presume, says Tho Common
er, it ls of no Importance that these
particular contributions were stolen
from tlie policyholders. A great many
desperate efforts have been made to
support "tho end justillos the means"
doctrine; but newspapers of character
are not as a rule bold enough to sup
port that doctrine us bluntly as thc
Chicago Chronicle does. Carried to its
logical conclusion thc Chronicle's doc
trine would mean that a Chicago pick
pocket could purgo himself of sin by
contributing a portion of his ill gotten
gains to the Salvation Army, or, to
draw a moro complote parallel with
thc instance uudov discussion, by ex
pending a portion of his stealings in
tho effort to securo thc appointment
of a chief of pollco who would permit
him to continue lils bad practices.
At Tampa, Pla , Edward Lamb,
white, who shot and killed Christo
pher I). Kennedy, also white, In Man
atoo county, two years ago, was hang
ed Friday at the county jail at Braid
cntown In thc presence of 100 wit
nesses. Lamb insisted on having lils
photograph taken br. Uro going to tho
gallows and was perfectly cool though
out. At thc foot jf thc gallows he
affectionately said good by to his son.
sister and brother-in-law, kissing
cadi of them and asking them to
meet him In heaven.
Flvo Door Found Dood
Sportsmon about Charleston are
concerne'.! over tho number of dead
deer found in thc woods, five hoing
dlscoved in the past wook lying dead
apparently without any reason for
their deaths. Some of the hunters
sav that paris green used on cotton
plants to kill oatcrpillors is responsi
ble for the killing of the dcor, which
have eaton tho poison and died from
Its offeots. Noue of tho door had
Fx-Gov. James S. Hogg of Texas
ha? brought suit against tho interna
tional and Great Nor thorn railroad
for ono million dollars for injuries re
ceived on tho road last January. Ho
says these lnjurlos aro tho oauso of his
prosont Illness, whioh is llkoly to re
sult in lils death.
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AUGUSTA, GA. . ^
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IN THOUSAND JOB LOTS.
Goldern Euglo Bugglos cannot ? o sold for less than $40.00 ouch, lu Iota of ono .they 1
uro Hold ut tho Hame figures. You eau buy Goldern Kaglo biiggloBtw choap tt? your deulor J
CHU buy thom. TIIIH buggy, strictly high grndo, thoroughly guaranteed, a $05 rotelf value 2
houth.uu mudo, for $40 direct to Um consumer. Ono !fl2.50 sot of htiruosfl, (only ouo) J
iniiy bo purchased with each Golden Uaglo buggy for $4.90. You sivo t?n tjio double pur- 1
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describing thiB groat bargain. Wo aro tho only Factory soiling a guaranteed high gmdo ?
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COTTON GINNER SAND MACHINERY OWNERS.
Writ? for Prices on the Following
Babbit Couplings Quakes Lubricators
Drills Guage Cooks Oil Cups Belt, Rubber
Hacksaws Oil Cans Belt, leather Ejeotrrs
Eittings Injectors Pipe Files
Lace Leather, Backing all kinds, Shafting, Co1 .(.rs for Shafting and anything
else in machinery supplies.
Columbia Supply Co.. ...? Columbia, S. C.
Hammers I J
5 THE GUINARD BRICK WORKS,
5 OOJLvUJVIIlIA ?3. O.
? Manufacturers Brick, Fire Proof Terra Gotta Building Block or
? Flue linings and Drain Tilo. Prepared to fill orders for thou ands
? or millions.
Mon Who Attempted Annuli on Liady
Muy Do llold-UpH.
Dan Slocum, tho member of the
gang of feather renovators arrested
for attempting to assault a Miss Pad
gott near Columbia recently, waived
preliminary before a magistrate, and
Slocum was sent to jail in default of
bail. Ile has employed no attorney so
far. No evidence was given, and it ls
difficult to get at the details of the
It appears from what can be learn
ed of the alTair that Slocum and three
of lils companions found Miss Padgett
alone at her father's home, and that
Slocum grabbed her, when shoscream
ed. Tho strangers vanished and the
neighborhood was soon out searohing
for them but it was a sheriff's officer
who cau/ht them.
Slocum's pals are being held as sus
pects. They all olaim to be working
for the National Renovator Company
of Chloago, and cannot be run In for
vagrancy. Rut lt is thought that some
light might be thrown on the series of
hold ups the oity has witnessed the
past few weeks by holding them.
Tuesday night A. F. Funderburk, a
well known furniture dealer, saw a
woll dressed white man standing under
some trees near Trinity church, ap
parently walting for bim as he ap
proached. Ile oalled to the man, who
gave no answer. He asked a negro
nearby for a revolver and the man
under tho trees taking Hight Mr. Fun
derburk and tho negro gave chase. In
a short time half a dozen police officers
lind arrived, but the fugitivo had es
caped through a vacant lot. But this
is not an unusual lnoidont. Some pro
minent Columbians have been subjec
ted to this sort of thing almost every
night for thc past three weeks.
There aro many wild stories going
over the town about these hold-ups
One is that a few nights ago a well
known Columbian being held up shot
the hold up man severely, and that
thc supposed thug bas turned out to
be himself a prominent Columbian,
and that bis wounds are being cared
for in secret, the matter hoing bushed
up on acoount of his name. Of course,
there Is nothing In the story but wind,
but in the nature of it it will not
down. Another, in willoh there is ju?t
about as muoh truth, carries tho mem
ory of graft and hold-up, This story
is to the effect that the hold-up genius
operating about Columbia has gotten
hold of Digeneso and taken his lantern
away from him tho hold-up occuring
n the shadow of the state dispensary
Parted by Mlnoo Pie.
Mince pie has separated Charles
and Margaret Lagor. Thc work be
gun by tile plc was completed in the
divorce court, before .ludge Mack
Saturday. Thc Lagors were married
in 1U0O in Ruf falo. Tne bride was
18 years old. 1 could bake good pies,
too declared tho wife, but once I fail
ed- - jus? once. I mado a mince p'o
and forgot some ingredients. Charles
tasted lt., and began an awful sputter
lng. Then he swore*. I talked back
and be jumped up and struck mo in
thc face. Tho court gave her a div
T/io Guvornor Invited.
Gov. Hey ward has received a press
ing invitation from T. J. Anderson,
general passenger agent of the Pacific
railroad to join a party of thirty
prominent capitalists manufacture and
professional men from tito north and
the south In a hunting and li diing ex
cursion along thc gulf coast of Texas.
Tlie governor is fond of hunttrg and
the Invitation ls a tempting one, but
Ito will hardly he able to accept.
At Asbury Park, N. J. four negroes
were burned to death in a lire that
destroyed the shanty of Harvey G.
Spivey Friday night. The orogln of
the Uro is a mystery. Two of tho
dead are young girls and when the
bodies were taken from tho ruins it
was found their sku'ls had been
crushed. Thc fact has glvon rise to
ugly rumors which the coroner is in
Died Playing I'noaa.
News has beon rcoelvoa from the
Philippines of the death of Thomas
10. Moss at Manila, a veteran of the
civil war and at ono time attorney
gcnoral of Kentucky. Ile died playing
ohess with his son-in-law, captain
Wheat, who is ohlef of tho telegraph
division of the Philippine constabu
lary, Moss was born at Greensboro,
N. C., in 183?.
It- !s hard to believe that * ?i*t.y-flvft
dollar buggy oan bo bought for 140.00
and with it a sob of $12.50 harnoss at
$4.00. Yet it is true. Soo Goldon Eaglo
Ruggy Co., advertisement in this ?>;t
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COLUMBIA, S. 0.
IMK Cannai Profootcd.
President John S. Shaw and the
board of directors of the Lake Erle
und Ohio Uiver Ship Canal Company,
accompanied by a number of engineers
and other advisors, started from Pitts
burg, Pa. ^Friday on a two days' trip
to examine tho two routes proposed
for a ship oanal connecting the Erle
Lake with the Ohio ri vor. At Ash ta
bula, Ohio, tho Pittsburg party will
he. Joined by tho oiYluora qf. th? Ohio
and Pennsylvania Ship canal Comp
any, of which Joseph H. Cassidy, of
Cleveland, ls president, and the two
organizations will continue the trip to
gether. One of tho two routes ls from
Ashtabula, Ohio, to Pittsburg, the
other from Erlo to Pittsburg. EaCh
route ls about 106 miles long, and tho
cost of either would be about $30,000,*
000. Presidont Shaw ia of the opinion
that the work oould bo completed and
the canal opened to traillo in the sum
mer of li)JL_
; . of a lotend?
Mrs. :. W. Moore, wife Of a well
known and prosperous m?chant on
Poachtreo road, near Atlanta, was as
saulted by a negro Thursday morning.
Tlie track hounds have been following
tho ne^ro all day, but at a late hour
Thursday night he had not been oap?
tured. The county police continue the
ftentoh ann" a large pOS8? at>d *?\ trinV?
bers of tho county pollco force $111
take up tito hunt. Thoro is consider
able excitement in the community,
whore tho crime occurred, and lt ia
feared toe nogro wlll lie lynched If
caught*.Mr* Moore has ?fteren $200
reward for. tho capturo of Ute nejrmj/