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Says Blease Admitted Knowledge
of the Lanahan Matter
IN A TALK WITH HIM
At Wright's ITotol in June, 1900,
ami in Justice to All Parties Con
cerned Calls on Please to Name
tho "High State Official" Who Itcp
resentetl the Lanallan Pinn lleforo
tho Stale Hoard.
To the Editor of the Nows and
Courter: Flense pardon a few words
in answer lo Senator Colo L. Blease
in hts recent remarks In the State
Sonnte with reference to my testi
mony before tho winding-up commis
Tho absurdity of the charge of
conspiracy as made by Mr. l?tense
must bo apparent, but there may bc;
sumo conditions not. understood by
all. Neither Capt. Smyth nor my
self was a supporter of Governor
Ansel in thc recent campaign. Por
myself, though I had the highest per
sonal regard for him. I differed with
him on tho issues of tho campaign
and voted for another.
1 have never bad a communication
with him or any one else referred to
by Mr. Iliense with rOforonce to my
.testimony, except with Mr. Avery
Patton, lo whom, after having been I
subpoenaed a.. a witness before (be
windlng-up commission I wrote on
December 30, urging him "not again
to pul nu- to ibo humiliation of ap
pearing in a inat'er about which I
know practically nothing." To this
letter I ImvO liad a reply and had
not seen Mr. Dation until l appeared
before the commission a few days
Mr. niease asks tin? question why
I waited until alter Mr. Lunation's
denth to answer the question as to
who Mr. La?aban bad told me was
representing bim in South Carolina.
( agroo with him that it wan unfor
tunate that the answer had to bo
made subsequent to Mr. Lnnahan's
death, but I had no choice in the
No ono knows belter than Mr.
Please why the question was not an
RWOr^a two von ru otro o fr * 1. f> * * n r\Q
members of tho investigating com
mittee. Having boen excused by the
investigating commit too from answer
lng tho question then, it cortninl.t
would have been Improper and incon
sistent for mo subsequently to have
rushed Into print to make public,
statements which 1 hail asked tho
legislative committee lu excuse nie
from making before them. Having
boen excused then from disclosing
tho personage referred to by Mr.
Lanallan, 1 was liol called upon to
note any (lou hil by him that Mr.
titease was the person referred to.
lt will be j.,1, however, that Mr.
Da?aban never denied any part of
tho conversations referred to by mo
in my testimony. Ile merely denied
thal he had told nie that Mr. Dlease
represented bim. which at that time
f had not I esl Hied to In-fore the com
mittee, because, as stated, I had been
Mr. niease certainly surprises mo,
however, in hi;; statement to tin- ef
fect that ho had no idea that I re
ferred to him in my statements be
fore the investigating committee.
Whon 1 testified in .lune, 1906, Mr.
La?aban had been advised of my
having been subpoenaed and of thc
necessity of my testifying to my con
versation willi bim if the Court de
CroOd thal I should do so; further
more lin- attorneys represent ino Mr.
H. ll. l?vans had been advised be
foi'O I testified of Ile- purport of my
As the Intimacy between Mr. Dlease
and Mr. Kvans was well known, I
had presumed thal it had Leen com
munlcated lo Mr. Dlease what my
? testimony would be.
x This precaution was 'continned iii
my own mind by statements of Mr.
moase to me. On the evening of my
testimony, whilst Mr. Ilaynsworth
and I were supping together al
VVfi?ht'8 Hotel, Mr. Dlease, who had
been laking slipper at a table some
distance away, stopped at our table
a nionienl, and after expressing his
approval,.Of IhO position I bad talo n
with reference to testifying said ht
effect that lie was fufi?tltur with all
the facts with regard lo tho employ
ment ?d' the party i ? feri'Od lp by me
by Mr. La?aban; that ho had Ito
ll pol ig log to make to anyone for vol
ing lo excuse nie from giving tho
name, bul that ill jUfdic.0 to tho party
referred to he wanted to say that
thal parly had not tilldcrsood fully
(he servil e OX peet I ?1 of ll in w hen he
accented th.nploymcnl. and when
he did barn what was expected
ho (lOCliUOd to serve fill Ihr, and re
ceived less than two hundred dollars
for his compensai lon,
I understood the statement of Mr.
Dlease to be 0 diplomatic acknowl
edgement, of his connection with tho
matter, and, as, expressed In legal
terms, "a plea of confession and
avoidance." Mr. Hlease now denies
that ho had any connection with Mr.
I may add that I am advised hy
Mr. Wm. Elliott of Columbia, who
wa? my attorney in tho proceedings
before tho Supremo Court, that Mr.
Hlease made to him practically the
same statement as made above.
In justice to Mr. Mease himself,
and In Justice to tho memory of Mr.
Lanallan, Mr. Moase is now, it Beoms
to mo, called upon to say who was
tho "high Stato official," whom Mr.
La?aban had employed, as ho has
acknowledged full acquaintanceship
In tho matter. Whilst I cannot con
ceive that I have been mistaken as to
statements made to mo by Mr. Lana
ham, still If there bo error In what
Mr. Lanallan stated to mo, Mr. Mouse
can clear it and should do so.
Lewis A. Parker.
Greenville, S. C. February 17. 1908.
AFTKH THIS KXPKKSS COMPANY
Kaib-oad Commission Says lt Must
Publish Ita l?ales.
The Railroad Commission has
adopted an order relating to express
rates which is very Important.. Hills
In lille with this order have from
timo to time berni presented In the
General Assembly and th oro have
boon some complaint in regard to tho
policy of tho express companies in
regard to tin* mat tors treated in the
order, which ls as follows:
Columbia, S. C., Fob. I 2. I 908.
To tho Southern Bxpress Company.
lt ls hereby ordered:
1st. That oil or by March 16, 190S,
tho Southern FxprcsS company III o
with thia commission, print and keep
po Cod, and keep mien to public in
inspectioii, at each of their olllccs or
agencies in this Stato, schedules
Showing all rates and charges for
tho transportation or carrying of any
freight; and said schedules shall
contain classification of all freights.
Said schedule ol' rates, eharr.es and
classifications lo bo open to public
inspection at any time during office
2d. That no rale, or (bango of
classification of any article, be made
until 30 days' notice bo posted at all
offices or agencies and not until this
commission has hail ;5o days' notice
and its consent given to tho proposed
the proposed rate or change in class
3d. On or by March 15, 1 908, tho
Southern Express company shall
pasto consploiously on each package
received by lt for shipment collect, a
a lahci as herein set out:
5th. On each of these labels shall
be written in ink. o?* indelible pencil,
by the forwarding ellice, amount col
lect Or tO liO collected, tllO Weight Of
tho' package and the date received
ll, L Cnugliman,
Chai lina li,
.lohn II, Marlo,
.1. M. Sullivan,
ruo .MOID: .IPDGFH
To Pill the .New Circuits Created
Messrs. J. W, lieVore, of ridge
field, and s. w. G. Shipp. of Flor
ence, were Thursday afternoon elect
ed judges of tho two now circuit.-,
created by this legislature.
Mr. J. \V. DeVore was chosen
judge of the eleventh circuit, con
Histing of Lexington. Saluda and
Kdgoliehl. Ho was opposed hy Mr.
C. M Klii il
Mr. DeVore represents ridgefield
in tho house, and his opponent, Mr.
Kflrd, ls supreme court reporter. Mr,
DeVore defeated Mr. Slird lo a vole
Of ?S9 to 7<?.
Mr. S NV G. Shipp, of Florence,
defeated Mr. VY. Y. Montgomery, ol
Marion, hy a vote of a2 to 60, The
twelfth ein nit consists of the coan
lies ot Florence, Dorry. Georgetown
The new judges will begin tho dis
charge of their duties with the be
gining of the spring terms of court in
HP KIO I > Y .11 STICK.
Quick Work in Die Tl'lnl of a Con
Committed assault Thursday, ar
rested ?iud jailed Friday, indicted the
follow mg Monday. D ied, coiivlotod
ami sentenced lb bo hanged Tuesday,
ls (he record established by tho
Tragowel I, Va., Circuit Couid In tho
caso of tho Com mon weal i li against
Waller Ulppoy, tho conversed negro
rapist. Rlppey was Died l'or assailli
on Mrs. Mary I lenroy. Mr... Dancey
I est I Hod and in tho course nf hef
?dory was several limes overcome,
and (he ( oort had lo wait until sie
regained her Composure before pro
ceeding. The recital was one of the
miel harrowing hi the annals of
crime in that section. The jury was
out a short lime and when the vor
dlcl was rel ni ned flippoy was sen
tenced to hang on March 2f>.
The Senator Dies Thursday Morn
ing After a Short Illness.
SHOCK TO STATE.
Tho Seuiitor Was Operated On For
Appendicitis at a Washington Hos
pital on Sunday.-At Fina, Ho (Jot
AJong All Hight, Hut Peritonitis
Followed and Ho Soon Passed
Senator Asbury C. Lat! in er ?lied at
Providence Hospital al Washington
on Thursday morning after a few
days illness. Ho was taken sick on
Sunday night and was taken to thc
hospital at once, where he was oper
ated on for appendicitis. Ho got
ion very well until Tuesday, when
j complications set In, and the Senator
i grew rapidly worse until Thursday
morning, when he passed away at
Mrs. lattimer and two (laughtors
were present when the cud came.
Senator Lntiiner was about, fifty
seven years old. He has benn in
the Sesale nearly six years. liefere
going to the Senate, he served len
years in tho House a;- a Representa
tive. Ile was a candidate lo succeed
himself and would have been voted
for In thc primary this Sumner.
His remains vere bronchi from
.Washington Thursday night in chtirgi
of a committee of Senators and Re
jresental ives On a special train and
I Interred al Helton, at which place ho
lived. Senator l.atimer was a high
toned up-right gentleman. Ile bad
been for years a member 6f tho Meth
odist Church. He leaves a wife and
Among the prospective candidates
developed for the unexpired term to
be filled by the Lg i sta tu re, are IO
Marion Racker of Anderson, K\
Speuker of the House Karak U. Cary
of Abbeville, Senator LoCiand Wat
kor of Georgetown.
COOLISH YOUNG MAN*.
Cots in Serious Trouble For Raising
a Money Order.
A foolish young man by the name
Kingsmere. Deputy United ?States I
Marshall A. Fisher, of this ?itv wen: j
for Warren and returned willi him
to this city on Tuesday.
The foolish young man admits the
charge and the only ox CU sc offered
was thal he did hoi know wllj he did
lt, The facts in the case aie as fol
lows: Oil November :'. 1 il07. Mrs
A, IO. Ilevei'ly, Warcn's aunt, purchas
ed tl money order at the Hamborg
post?nico for $1.81 in favor ol a
Chicago mail order ho USO. Tho mon
ey order and order for gonds were
given to Warren to mail, bill before
doing so he changed the Order lo
$1).8I Olid added several articles for
bis own use.
When thc package arrived at tho
express office it was delivered to War
ren, w b<? removed t he art ides which
lie desired for bis own u/- and car
ried tbe balance to his aunt, w ho was
porefctly ignorant of Ibo Irregular
part ol tho transnotion. The matter
was reported to the pdsloffiCC author
ities by the Chicago house and tho
Inspector was not long in locating
t he guilty party.
Warren was taken before Robert
bide, Esq., United Staets Commis
sioner, who hound him over Iii the
Slim of three hundred dollars for
bis appearance nt tho United states
Court Warren is a yoting white
man about twenty-two years of ago.
Orangeburg Times and Democrat
DRANK DISPENSARY ODY.
[Georgians Closed North Augusta
Shop for a While.
The troubles of tho North Augus
ta dispensary continue to exist. The
people of the little South Cat ol lau
town have tried to ?lose the liquor
shop and failed Oil several occasions;
bul the people of AUgtlsta have been
more successful. The lillie shop
WtiS (dosed, the third lime since ip
opening during tho early aftornoon,
because the stock had again been ex
h,ne,ted. And the dispensary trade
In or from Augusta is Increasing ev
I toca use His Sweet houri Refused to
Smile on Him.
"Smile just once at nu, dear.'
pleaded .lohn Tripp, aced :'n years,
of his sweetheart. Mrs. listel' ['otlock
Davis, ri grass w idow, li I years oi l
al the latter's home al Indianapolis.
Ind., on Wednesday night Failing
lo get the desired smile, Tl'lpj bred
two shots into hts i?ody und fell,
mortally wounded, at her feet. Tripp
was a railroad man, recently from
La Fayette, Ind. *
WENT PKOM THIS STATE.
Mon Who Klled Another in Misninslp
pi is From Spnrtunburg.
J. F. Wilder, who shot and killed
W. L. Uooth of Dallas, Texas, at
lOpps, Mississippi, last Saturday af
ternoon, is a native of Spurtuuhurg
county. He has a brother living in
Spartanburg and has many relatives
in the county. Twenty years ago
Wilder was running a saw mill en
glno at Woodruff at GO cents a day.
Ho left hore 15 years ago for Mis
sissippi, whore ho operated a saw
mill on his own account. He made
money fast and is now worth about
Another Supremo Court Needed.
The Dorchester Eagle says:
"There is complaint now that the
county is put to unneccesary ex
pense to care for one J. M. Walker,
who has boen confined in the county
jail for more than a vear. The
case was tried nearly a year ago
and Walker was sentenced to 15
years in thc state penitentiary, hut
has remained in jail here pending a
decision from the Supreme court.
The county is paying $9 per month
hoard for Walker and the hoard is
getting tired of it. An investiga
tion into tin; matter has hoon order
by the supervisor." The Legisla
ture has just established two more
circuits to relieve the congestion of
cases that accumulates in the cir
cuit courts, and may ho at tho next
session it caa be induced to establish
another supremo court lo work (?IV
the congestion of cases that Has ac
cumulated on the hands of tho old
An Object Lesson.
In the hold of one hike steamer, 1
21 ,001) bushels of w heat were carried
recently from Superior to Buffalo.
Think of the pretty baking and
loaves of bread involved in that sin
gle boatload of grain, lt weighed
about 25,260,000 pounds and will mill
into 18,945,000 pounds of Hour, con
vertible into more than 20.000.000
pound loaves of bread-three loaves
a day for each man in Admiral Evan's
fleet during the whole cruise of a
year and a half. Assuming that
ty tons capacity were hauled to Su
perior to make that one cargo. Here
we have an object lesson of the val*
ue to farmers of water transporta
tion and what the canaling of Our
waterways will mean.
Morgan and l^orkefollor.
rho "interests" that inspired the
Aldrich Currency bill will hardly
Know it when the Senate gets
through with it. ''Whatever the
min?r eccentricities of ?t's varigated
texture" remarks the New York
Journal of Commerce, "one vicious
pattern will run all through it. lt
will provide foran emergency addi
tion to tho regular volume of cur
rency, secured b> a deposit pl mis
cellaneous bonds and heavily taxed.
This will bc a mere exaggeration of
the radical defect of tho existing
s\ em, gathering the corrupt hum
or, with which it is infected into a
m 'Hml excrescence." This severe
criticism from the loading business
ami financial newspaper of the
country, should cause a Republican
Congress to pause before it. further
complicates our cumbersome finan
cial structure by makeshifts.
(out lolled hy ibo Few.
Senator La Follette says that sev
enty six men, holding 1000 director
ships in the great business enncerns
of the country, cont roi thc business
of the nation and that the railroads
are controlled by eight men. Ko
wonder the last Republican National
Convention rofUsod Senator I.a Fol
lette a seat tn that convention, and
that there is an evident conspiracy
to keep him out of tho coming con
vention. Tim Republican machine
does not allow such home thrusts to
bo made by I hose labeled Repubib
I'"ou M KU Secretary ol'the Treasury
Shaw is running about tho country
like ti politician out (d'ti job, bul
anxious to get one.
TllIC Ohio Republicans are SO bit
ter against each other that they,
are appealing to the Courts to
decide which owns tho "machine."
Tun Ann d'son Mail thinks that
Southern states that ? end Eorakcr
delegates lo the Chicago convention
should require them to h ave their
razors at Inme. Nota bad idea.
Chlldloos Marriages a Causo-Rai?
Higri /Moony ?aufmailio Nal.ons.
Among l,U?w,uno suicides of all
classes, it lias beim found that i??o
mai riod men witli ch bu i on destroyoo
their Uves; 470 married men without
children; o.o wiuu?ti? wan and i,<.v>
wiuowoiB without children,
With respect to tho women, 45 mar
rlod womon with and lbs without
children coiuuiiltod suicide, while 104
widows with, mid without 01?
spring, completed thc list.
On tho race of things, says the Il
lustrated London New?, it would ap
pear that in childless marriages the
number of mea suicides is douoled
and in women trebled. Leaving flu
case of actually insane persons out ot
count, it would also appear that in
males suicide is inore frequent titan
Equally interesting is that phase ot
tho subject which denis wita the
causes. One table dealing with 6.T51'
cases snows one-seventh etiussd hy
misery, one Iwonty-lirsl part by loss
of fortune, one forty-third by gamb
ling, one nineteenth by love uffaira
One-nitlth hy domestic troubles, one
sixty-sixth hy fanaticism, und bj
foiled ambition and r?moise one-sev
enth and one twentysoventh respect
The geography of suicide is also ol
high interest. We t. ott Kays thc
highest proportion in Europe ls
shown by the Germanic raees, Six
on y having "the largest suicide rr i
of any country.'* In Norwn> the rate
was very large for a lime. Its de
crease bein;; atiiibu'id to the grcatei
restrictions now laid on the liquor
Tho Gellie rai cs juive a lo\V rule,
und (his is evinced hy the ligures un
Ireland and Wales. Mountainous re
gions are said to show II lower rate
than lowlands. In thc highlands of
Scotland and Wah s. and ia tho high
areas of Switzerland, suicide ls
'Innes ami seasons abo operate, ap
parent ly io Iniltience thc act o'" seit
destruction Roughly Spca klug, lite
curve line of suicide calculated
through thc yeai. rises, from January
lo .Inly, ami decreases for Hie
omi half of the year, I bo maximum
periods have Peen found io fall in
May. .lune and .Inly. I believe in
deed .lune is found to show a marked
predominance ns a suicide month.
One reason l.or such preeminence in
tho warm season of i lie year is sci
down as represented I? tue onset of
hot weather affecting the system and
tending lo disturb thc mental equil
ibrium Tf ' '
.i iiiut-tciM menus
of committing suicide from othei
lands. Tin. most common European
methods is liv means of naming, hut
in Italy this mode of self-destruction
Drowning conn s next in order, and
twice ns many wolli eil tis men perish
in this way eiich var hi Kuropi
Shooting is frcrjueui in linty and ii
Switzerland, cm I h ron I is eommoii tb
England and Ireland: il doe- mu seem
to const it ute anywhere else a fro
quent mode ,,f eliding life.
Poisoning is a specially \ Mt-'. ->
Saxon un thud of sui. ide, ive are fi ld
While Sllffot'lltiOn lo 11|0 'lilies of car
boulc acid gas, inhaled in a elos e
room, is very I y tilca I of silicide in
SOUTH AMERICAN RAILWAYS.
They Rim East and West Instead ol
North and South.
Although io thc Xor; h American
exponents ol' thal prOjo-l there has
seemed a discouraging luck of inter
est in the l'an-A meru an Railroad
HUM, there has r< ally h.en no ce.-su
tton of the activity of I he kilter in
pushing development in their more
. |.et us build tin- lines the country
needs." they say. "and don't a l? us
to go out of our way to lui Iber a
nchctito which, however practicable
from an engineering point of view
would not pay us dividends in ibis
century, and poss i bl > not in the
"We concede thal we llilglll benefit
indirectly through tho Increased sta
bility of government thai would nd
low the building of an Intercontinen
tal linc, tait that benefit is mo remote
to Interest us at a time when \Vo
have amide opportunity for expending
?ill our UVltHobie funds in . 1 . con
strue! ion of lines thai wi' I re
turns from tho day i'm v .< pened."
So ii happens thai " 'lu'rh has
never boen so niue' |'j in run
way const ruct Inn ,Hi A tuertea
Us ni the pr "incut, almost
without exe : ?ie now Hms aro
followim: : alie's rather (hitit
(Ito lio - running east and wei t
rall-.'' i north and south. Re
:-. 1 [tintern I'm going to India to
nit six months.
Miss Catchern And I suppose un
111 forget all about poor mo.
Mr. llUlllom My ib-ar. it will lake
a terrible berco elephant to lnaKe mo
You can't matte a hagging woman
believe that she hasn't the sweetest
disposition In tho neighborhood.
NEW YORiV. HIOTORY IN FLAQS.
Dutch, Eng/i6'I and American Emblems
1 .l?t He.. . w aved over the City.
The Ilrst t.., opean visitor to Man
hattan Is'aiul was Henry Hudson who
in 1009 ? ?led up tho river now bear
ng n!s .c. The flag under which
?ie tailed was in. . . i the Dutch East
India Cont nany, whim \\<IB the flag
of the United Provinces of the Neth
erlands, orang?!, white and blue ar
ranged in three equal horizontal
strines, in tile conti'? of the whlto
stripe hoing the letter? A. O. C."
Algemecno Oost- -ludlse Compagnie
(General East india Company).
From the time of the discovery no
visitor came Into these waters O?
wi. eli there is record until 1012, when
Manhattan was Bottled under the East
Ionia Company, which continued in
possession until 1022 when iii gov
ernment fell Into the hands of tho
West India Company. Thc Ung of the
Dutch West india Company was tho
same as (nat ol Its predecessor save
(hat il nore t'.io letters "G. W. C."
Door.-.Woy core West-lndose Com
pagnie (Privileged West India I eul
pa ny :
Till ; was the dominant Hag ti. ''I,
when ii>is island was su? rende i H>
thc lOngl'sh. and the I nion ...ick
(crosses ol' Kuglnnd and Scotia'..tl; ot
Dr? ai Ordain supplanted tue Dicolor
of Hoi!-nd and tue name of New
Amsterdam was changed io New
York. Tin? i nion .lack at present
i.. di rived from the union ol the
ihren crosses of St. George, St. An
drew and SI. Patrick, adopted ill 1801,
whr?i th" ad of union with Ireland
was jul ?sod.
In the llioilth ol' .1 ly. KIT:!, tho
D'*'i?'.? fy.In : in: po ? sskn of tho
city, which they Oci'Upled until Nov
ember IO, (??i ! win n hy virtue of a
treaty of peact between England and
11 ol la ml Me li..'on .la. k ..g in floated
o\\ r (he eiiy.
Kroiii this lime thoie was no Inter
ruption i,; ihc supremacy ol Die En
-.,'is:i until the year IS! !), wllCIl .".io
iiieiuoi'ablc rf:le of Leisler, spec.illy
terminated by his death, occurred.
lie was a warm sappi ncr of William
and .Mary, and il is possible that,
while lui hild possession of Die fort,
the Hag of William, liol then pro
claimed Kiar, of Eng! nd. might have
Moated over New York. Hut lhere is
no reeoi d ol I Ins.
\\eie ,i so however, it could have
keen but for a verj brief period, and
the English Hag waved undisputed
until I he era ol' Die American r?volu
i mei of the American Forces, and on
Ids way ; > iako conimano at Cam
ridge and Tryon, the English Gov
ernor, who had arrived tho day be
fore. I? was about this time that the
I rsl ralslli|j of any hut Die English
tla?! ?in New York occurred, lloforo
his, indeed, liberty poles had been
. e ' d and . ii down again, hut now,
Man h, 177... a Union Hag. with a rod
ld was hoi s :ed in New York upon .
Mn. liberty P'de on the Common bear
ing ih' inscription "George Hex and
th?- liberties! bf America," and upon
Ihr "iln? side "No popery."
Tho li.di?Sh, under Govi Tryon, va
liled N1 w York in 177:".. hut there ls
np record which gives any positivo
cale a- io i he raising of Die A mer i -
i an Ila;; heve.
The cit j wa? held by American
troops, ?ote:- this eveiii. until Septem
ber |*i i ?7?; wdien Washington rc
Di'ultd io ii,i. lem and afterward from
tile Island and the eily was OCC'jpiC'd
hy slr Henry Clinton and from that
time heh! the D Itlsil until Die cloro
of Mn war. They evacuated the oliy
\i \emher I7s::. Since then no
Hag Tut the stars and snipes has
waved over th? edy in token of pow
er ?ind authority.
THE WALLS OG JERICO.
Important Discoveries Being Made by
an Allait alian D"o?e< nor.
Professor Sellin's excavations on
tho - le of the ancient eily of Jericho
are yielding unexpectedly rich treas
ures. In his hot letters to the Vi
enna Academy of Science the profes
sor v lili;. Dial over a hundred irioh
are digging at fi\" different poinn,
One ol' Mu mos! Interesting linds is
the historical ? itv wall, built of burne
lillie bricks, ll was Miine ten feel MI
thickness, rising from a stone foun
dation. On the western side of Die
elly thc Wall was nearly for I y feet in
Width. At ?Inether Ix int a private
house was found built over another
house "of a still earlier epoch'.
Other discoveries' include lamps,
plates, cap:;, needles, weights, mor
tars mid mills of bi onze and stone,
some of ie ry rough and primitivo
handwork, ai..! oMn rs very Tinily exe
cuted. In the Inner ell) remains of
rows ol' houses have been ui&eovcrcd?
a tul ile .ii.i< ?.i I bia cw lettering;
proves that i he old Hebrew charac
ters were In use.
Pro! 1st), S/ llii. !n pcs to renew tho
excaVatiiift work next winter. In tho
mean Hine he says, that the work al
ready dom has Opened up tl wealth or
material for lh< student of thc pre
Israelite and Canaanite period.
Pall Mall Gir/.ttc.
Two Kinds "A drowning, man wPf
catch at a straw." "And so will a