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h~S A 3LL 1'i t.&~ TU S D AYV M AY 2 6 190 8*rw c E K,$.0A Y A
LATIMER'S GOOD ROADS PLAN.
Expense of Road Improvement Should be
Borne One-half by the Federal Govern
ment and One-half by County and
Stale.
Atlanta Constitition.
Senator Latimer, of South Caro
lina, has at tines eie i criticised foi
what his critics have considered hiE
advocacy of practical means ani
measures too liberal to comport with
the ideas of Democracy which these
critics hold. Because he loses n<
opportunity to secure appropriation
or other benefits for his State sorm
of the mien who were candidatea
against him for the Unitod State
Senatorship charged him with being
headed tow:rd the lieptiblican caui
-t1ho route taken by his Senatorial
pro%tesor, Senator MoLaurin. That
these criticisms hmd no effet. upon
Smith Corolina )eoiets was ovi
denced by Seuiator Latimer's trium
phant victory in t.he Democratic pri
maries. . He now expects to be criti.
cised by some people for the ad.
vanced stand he has taken in favoi
of Federal aid in building a systen
of good roads throughout the coun,
try, but the prospect of criticism has
no terrors for him.
Senator Latimer passed through
Atlanta on his return from St. Louis
where he was one of the leadinf
speakers at the annual Convention 01
the National Good Hoads Associa
tion. He has spent several day.
here as the guest of his kinsman
George M. Brown. The newtpapern
of St. Louis, in their accounts of the
Good Roads Convention, say thal
S.-nator Latimer made one of the
distinct hits. In a controversy with
Governor Cummings, of Iowa, he iE
credited with having "cleaned up'
that doughty political warrior of thE
West; and from all accounts the re
ception given the Carolinian waE
fully as pronounced as that giver
President. Roosevelt.
And all on account of his strong
advocacy of a specific plan for pro
moting the good roads moveroent
plan which appealed to his audienc(
as both effective and practical.
Other speakers who had precedec
him had pictured the necessity o
better roads throughout the agricul
tural sections of the country, am
had painted glowmg word picture
of the boeefits which would certainl
follow such development. Ther
Was 1Iot i diw-'entiig voict-inded
there could he 0nonv-upon this prop
ositiou. But thore was nothing nov
ini it. Every delegate to the Con
vention had long been. convinced o
Sthe Ilweessityv for better rcads and( c
the great benijiits t hey wonuld be t
the locailin iss b rough which they pas
arid to t he country at large. To b
told these t hings over againu, even b
IPresiden' Rto'osvlt, cretedi, there
fore, o. ,' mild enthusiasm; br
* when thI Senaut or from Sont h Carc
lina cameii out. boldly ini favor of
p lani which seemed both practici
V and possib)le t he Convenitson gav
lim a grneat ovation0?.
Briefly stated, the ina advocate
isfrthe Federal Glovenment t
bear oine half I hs expen-e of roa
holsinug. the i't am; Legisisti or1e 01m
futs'h,.; an the~ loca he(int ow
"The peho:i pract icale anid I II
sure it woubt brin!g t chebest piossibj
resnilis,'" sid Sn aior Lat ituor,i
disenissng it. "Afte It01 had ttline
my ide Ps to t ho St . Lois, Conivem
tion Governor Ciiummin gs uindertoc
to cri ticiise t he plani on the gronui
that it wae paternalistie(, but. in tI
short time allotted to mue for reply
think 1 shet tered1 his uargumnio
prett.y effectively. At least the Col
ventioni seemeid to thI;ink so. It
perhaps natuiral t hat I lbe first imipre
sion1 this suiggei.t ion mlakea is 'h
it is pattnatl ist ic to1 a degree tb
would seemi to bar D)emocratic su
p)ort , but evoen a shorit aiinalysis of
will convince anybhody that it is
plan which shuoulud receive thle au
port of everybody hionaetly desiroi
of helping the poople antd 11he (cou
try.
"'1 am uiot disp 'sed to bo a narrc
construictioniist in poiliticsn. I am n
one of those whol air" always seeki
reasons for not. doing things. V
havn had men in Congress from t
8outh who woulit not dotand their
fair share of ippropriations because
they were opposod to 14t1 miystom by
which the reveLtues of the Govern
meat were raised, but Latimor is not
one of that sort. I do uot ask that
my State be given its share. I do
mand it; andso long 'as I am in
public life I shall continue to do
wand it.
"That, however, is not what I
started to say. Tho good roads move
ment is neither a matter of a single
Stat- nor is it sectional, except in so
far that the greater ned for road
improvement is in the agricultural
States of tho South itid West. I
favor the setting apart in the nation.
al treasury of a good roads fund, not,
to be used in indiscrimiinato road
buildiag, but. to be used in co opera
t ioi with tho State and local govern
ment. on the principle of helping
those who help th,rneolveo.
"The roads of the country are the
great highways of internal com
merce. The Federal Government
has undertaken the are of the har
bors and the navigable rivers, because
these are highways of commerce, and
has in the past given mostt liberal aid
to the construction of transcontinen
tal railroads: In the same way it can
contribute to the perfection of the
country roads upon which a very
large per cdnt of the products of the
country have in the first instance to
be hauled, and there is every reason
why this aid should, in my judgment,
bo extended.
"We have appropriated $3,000,000
in a lump sum for road bmilding in
the Philippine Islands, principally,
we are told, in order to give worl to
the people. If this is dono for the
Filipinos why should it not he done
for our own people? However, while
that might be legitimate argument,
we do not base our advocacy of
Federal aid upon any such grounde.
We contend that it wouh-1 he not only
wise policy on the part of the govern
ment, which is the representative of
all the people, to spend a portion of
the Government funds to which all
the people contribute in aiding the
development of the highways upon
which is transported such a great per
cent, of the products of the country,
but that this would be good busineis.
"Statistics show that it costs three
hundred millions of dollars more to
transport the farm products of the
country over the dirt. roads than it
does over the railroads. The average
cost per ton for the trans-portation of
products over dirt roads is 25~ cento
per mile, white the cost over proper
ly macsdamized roads is from 5 to 8
cents per mile. An adeqnate system
of good roads would save large sums
to the producers, would mean greater
prodluctions and greater profits,
groatly3 increase the value of farm
tlands and in consequence would,
through this increase in tax valua
Stions, sooni reimburse the States aind
Icountwai' for their ontlay, and at the
esame timue by inc~reasinig the earning
capac'ity ot the ligrieniItunrad prodne
El ing classes would great I) increase
their power of consmaiiiptiotn anmd ini
this5 wvay would increase th, mmnp ort a
tions so that 1 i h Fedetliral (io)vern
-ment would, in t rn, b.e repaid for
its otlaiy. As a simiph, bnssiness
prpoiion it is a good (oie.
n
d"But b)eyond thIiis: Tfhe ( i . rn
ment has rightly tunderit akeon to ('arry
k the mails to t he hiomesQ of the1( pOople
al in the rural sect ions as well as to t hi
honos of those l ivinig ini cit ies anti
Itowna. Now the Governmenmt an
5nouncles that it will nuot estabIl1i51
.rural routes except wh"re the roade
aare good. The Governm ent i dIi
rectly interested, t herefore, in hav
t. ing a proper anid degnaste system o
t, well constructqed roads iin all paris o
.the con try). It is the Govern menit's
it. duty to further this 'vork iii eve'ry
a way possible.
."When Governor Uumin:gs ar
is gtu(d that this plan is patternauilist ie
'a contended it wait cert atily n o imore
paternalistic than is appropriating fo
w the meintteniance and imnprovenen
ot of the water highways of commenirce
ig and certainly not, nearly so paternal
le istic as outright appropriations fo
Si road building in the Philippino
sololy for the purpose of giving the
Filippinos work. And when he
spoke of the posiibilities of friction
between the Federal and Stato gov
erntuents I asked' to be cited to a
single instance of clash between 'the
Federal and State governmeats, or
officials, over the control of the rivers
of the country.
"These objoections are not, in my
opinion, wor thy of serious considera
tion. The argument is all on the
side of Federal and State co-opera
tion. It may require some time to
bring the people around to the sup
port of this plan. But 1 believe
they will come to it. There is no
other way in which the whole people
-and the contry---would be as
greatly benotitted as by a system of
good roads, and I hAl'ieve the plan I
aivocate is the most practical way
to secure that desired end."
BANK FAILURE IN GREENWOOD.
The City Bank Suspends Payment, to the
Great Surprise of the Directors
and the Public.
Greenwood, May 20.-The City
Bank, of (ihis place, supedipe.d to.-day.
The news was as astounding as it
was unexpected. The first. intima
tion of the sumpensionl was the post.
ing of tho following notice on the
front door:
"Combination of circusnitances,
coupled with unusually heavy dv
minds on us, absolitely forces the
O/ity Bank to suspoml. Credilors
aid dopositors vill be paid in fill,
but it will take tim'le.
(S4gned:) "J. F. Davis, President."
The directors holdi a mocling at 2
o'clock this afternoon wAd called a
meeting of the stockholders, to be
held on Monday morning at. 10 o'clock
They also stated that the depositors
an( creditors would he paid in full.
The following directcirs issued the
call: W. H. Baily3-, 'l. S. Kugh, of
Loronaca; E. S Tinskt,y, Hodges; J.
S. Marse and J. F. Davis.
The bank's attorney, F. Baron
Grier, also stated that creditors and
depositors would positively be paid
in full.
The (ity Bank was the second
bank in age in the county. Its first
president. was the late D. A. P. Jor
dan. The incumbent president, J.
F. Davis, was cashier at its organiza.
tion. The ot her officors are: hommas
f. Watson, cashior; Allie Williams,
bookkeeper, and Alphens Watson,
assistant bookkeeper.
The only reason given for the sus.
pension is that. thle bank haed sus
tainred losses recently uind the presi
dot wvas not willing to obligate the
bank further. Th'le suspensionr was
a surprise to the directors ats well as
to the general public.
GRBAT FLOOD IN OKLAHOMA.
Oklahoma City And Vicihitty Deluged
With Rafit. Terr-ible Thunder
anid Lightnrnlg.
Dallas, To'xas, May 24.-A special
to the News from Oiklahomaiz City,
O. T1., says:
Ol Iah.onm Cityv and vicinity wvore
visited on Sat urday night and
Sunda mornn l)b the heaviest
rajinfall nodee moLst severe electrical
stormi knrowni in thi' history of the
city3. \lany er (iont s thouetghit Lthat the
e*ity w(onhtl expeienLce~ a tornlado, and(
the.y sp,eneIt thi- iighit ini the catves.
All to da-n iiight more thanr
half t he cityv h a been un der wvat er,
and1( ini some(: inistanes water- is thurea
fleteh,; in hiousese. It requ ires
biots to, tranesport I be woman ande
chiildroni throuigh t he st rets to higher
and d ryor lanid. The baseimenits
undte r mniy -if the big who)lesale
hlouses acr. floodede, thle wvater in somre
catses be1ig ten feet. deepQ.
IL is estimnal d that the total loss
fronm the flood wtillI reach $100,000.
Tle n1 the electriic rail way is suis
Pieihded e'i i'econl,t of I hoi powevir houise
behig nuder wateor. All trains inito
this city,' e'xcep t t he( Sanitai l'e', i a
reported west onl thle Choct aw. T.hie
Can adian1 Riv~er at thiis poinut is overi
a6 (piter of a mile wie, with a four
foot' rise ini sight. It is repj orteed t h a
'Hsveral f(' people in I ihe bottom1s1 'oi d
niot escapeti the floeod ande were'
r <lrrwnedI. ThIiis report, howveveri,
S :'li innnit he verifned
KID SLOAN.
ti
A Noted Tramp and Victim of Drugs,
Partially Cured, Dying in Charlotte -
Dr. Stagg's Good Offices.
ti
Charlotte Observer, May 10. a
Kid Sloan is dying in it. Peter's h
Rospital. To a few people this state
mont will impor't nothing, but a ma. e0
jority of the rosidents know Kid, by P
sight at least. Tiny, stoop-shouldered, NN
imaciated, lie was the quainttest. ligure It
in the place and the most original.
Hle looked like iio other man, thought tl
liko no othei mnani, and he gazed out. I
0pon the world as a droll ispectator I
itiml d row conli:ionis I hit wou ld have V
made a very liunian and interesting M
book. I
K id plityed onily at small, unlitupor- d
taunt part in ifo, anid yet, despite his b
lick of force, ho strongly imipressed I
his itdividualitN n pon evory ian ho b
mlot. With his intuitive knowledge b
of human nature, his shrowd porcep- r
tion of the charactors and motives of C
111011 Itid lis torso itphorisis which t
were meaty wvith intelligenco and C
philosophy, Kid Sloan might, have H
boen a imian of prominence or renown, b
if he had been cradled to a bigger V
social spheiro. f
But he is dying close to the soil d
without being particularly dirty. m
He is passing as a worn out printer t
of the old school- a nervous atom V
that fed nerves overmuch. His life
atands for a flgrant misuso of op. v
portunities, and yet. it was a whim- d
sicald til brilliant piece of nirth that c
will livo forever in kinIdly imemory. t
0avid Wilson Sloan wt born in r
Stianloy county ihoit 38 years ago. V
At, the age of S) years he was placed N
in the Oxford orphan asylum. I t.
chafed under the rules and regala I
tions of the institution, and ran away,
walking to the hoie of his aunt, atc
Concord, ai distance of about 200 i
milom. The dimimutivo litflo follow(
wias then knownit as Pat. Maguire. A I
few days after his roturn hoie he I
dropped into the otiico of the Con- I
cord Sun, then being run by Mr.
Wade H. Harris. Pai or "Kid," as
he was afterward known, wanted I
'something to do.' Mr. Harris
"iearnod him the boxes" and he quick
ly developed into a swift compositor.
Later onl he got above workitg for
$2 a week and part. of that in store
orders, and cut out for Washington,
whore he got it job in the governiont,
printing oflice. Ho mado from $30
to -0t a wook, but hore he became
tangled with Wine, womi1en and opium,
and thern began his wand(erings ovei
the face of the earth.
Work at his t.radle was to be had
alny anmd every whe, e for the asking.
Somt iimes he could name his own
price for his services. [he abund
ainee of money at times and Kid inlto
excesses aind, according to his own
statement , he tasted of all the sweets
the wvorld afflordedt. Hie drank wvhis
key and everything else that he
camne across. Curiosity led himl to
indulge in almost every st imulant
known, i ncludin g op)iumi smoking,
the use of c(ocaino anid kindred dIrugs.
Hei travelled t housand(s of milles on
freight t rains, carrying wvith 1him1 a
hypiodermii ienodle andiu a bottle of
cocai no, w hi ch ho rised inmcessant ly.
l"inllyII it becameiit a problem with
him11 t(o tind a sounid pilace upon01 which
to u.se his nieed le. Duirintg al1l this
timte, how eve r, hie no e. 1 quit work
inig altogether, lie would( (10 a few
ho0u1rs of laboir at. each to, wn wichd he
visitd andtze buy inore cocaine.
Whien ho ranl out of tile drug and1(
co'uld get no 1oney to buy)3 more
he resorted to mfgenticlns schomies.
lle svonld go to a groeur, for instane
and ask fo .r ine ptat'', seen inig
wvhichl he would visit every at oredo
town with thle Slano regniesi, andtm
finailly aollI his accumuhnund11( at (A for
inoneyV withI which to buy tile much
nooed(l( (cocain11.
It wvas whIlili- 0 in rli pera nas0 depor.
abh- ua phy)l3sicl comhlt ion asti is goen
o'al ly dolseribe as0( bt'einig I lnzariis's5
lot th at S luaui wvis taiktenit o) aliospit al
by a phiysiciani who dlesirred to test the
me'rits of' a "ceuro.'' The result wats
that in timeIt a nousil whose acqjuinmt
anices. had1 never ox pected to see live
aniot her y~ ear was freed from h is cocanot
habit and( madli(e to all appearanlces
sound and well, It was rmally a
iedtical triumph of the highest degree
iat a man soafiicted should beenrod.
'it he wias cured, and for eight or
mit years since Sloan was compara
vely healthy, and during this period
moderate amount of whiskey was
is only stimulant.
Sloan was one of the most original
baracters imaginable. He coinod
brases of his own, and even in his
orst condition he would iti tract
ttontion by his conversation.
Among the experiences he now and
-en related to his friends was one
bout an attewpt to commit suicide.
'ecoming despondent in Chicago,
hen his cocaine habit was at its
orst, ho resolved to drown himself.
[o jumped into the lake soon after
ark, but being tin excellent swimmer
e found that he could not stay down.
Le dived to the bottom n-.any titnes,
ut would always coie to the surface
4fore the breath loft hem. Finally he
isolved to swim out. so far ivith lie
onld not got back. After being in
ib water for some time he began to
ool off and when a good way from
horo and his strongth began to leavo
im Sloan changed his mind. He
a1s fooling better than he had felt
o,r some time and be did not want to
io. He turned and started for the
hore. "I wade it," said he, "but
here was so littl margin that there
Ias no fun in it."
None of the many experiences
;hieb Sloan went through seemed to
o him more good in the tellingthan
nie which lie said occurred in a Texas
own. He had ben working in a
Jighboring cit) for some time id
vas in pretty good circumnstancef
when he arrived at the place in ques.
ion. There he found a small show
woman and 350 snakes of assorted
izes. The outfit wias in trouble be.
aise the Texas sheriff was demand.
ig $25 tax from the Texas Snke
4ueen upon the pain of closing up
wr performance. Being of a sy mpa.
At,t.ic dispositioi, Kid, learning- th
.w's in the case, arranged for tfh
tuthorities to attach the 350 snake
id allow the Queen to give her per
'ormance until she raised mone
miough to pay the tax. Sloan lef
vown in a short time, with the Snaki
.4een doing only a moderate busi
AOHH. "I never saw her again unti
ibout a year later, down hore a
Raleigh," said he. "I went intoi
inake show there and she recognize4
me. I walked up to the stand wher
she wits handling a big python an
spoke to her. She was gli-d to se
mue and after recalling our mneetin
mi the Texas town, she laughed on,
said: 'WVhat do yon suppose ths
Texas sheriff did with my 350O snakes
I left the wvhole ouittit on his hands
I have often wondered myself whi
a county would (10 with a varie
assortmnent of 350 snakes left on ii
htands under mortgage."
"One of the closest calls I ovea hai
in my life," stud Sloan, "wvas with
circus. I went to sleep beside tib
tiger's cage. lie waked up beoi
I (lid, tand if his toe nails had boe
a half inch longer I wvould htm
nooded0( a wVooden overcoat instead <
aL new suit of clothes."
Sloan was knowr in prninting ci
(,les in every sttt ini the unioni ar
wasi ge[nerally wvell thout, of
recent years lhe had lived ini Chaurlot.t
where he worked stead(ily. In ft<
it wats only when out of ta job lii
he could be seen on the streets, at
then lie appeared like a fish out
water. Like his cocaine habits,
q'uit the roald "for keeops" and w
appetarently well sat isfied wvhen
work.
For four or live years "'Kid" asi
t.he Rev. Dr. John WV. Stagg we
strong friends, and it. was throni
the mfluence of D)r. Stagg t.ht Sloi
oblamoid aned retaiuned regular or
ploymnenit on the Presbytorian Stan<
atrd. The reekninmg Bohe'mianu,iiam
"'Kid" touched a tender 01pot in D
St agg, whose life has not always bet
aL b)ed of roses aund who never fonr
timo so pressing thaut he could n<
dlevote hours to the counsel arnd tui
of his fast friend. Dr. St agg kept
prtetty firm hand on "'Kid'' and1( a
wtays mlade an.u boro ic effort to into
verie when the printer's excess
t hrotatened to cost himn his life:
wish I conld hauve boon wit h hi
before his ltast spree got 8(o bad,'" ea
D)r. St.agg last night. "But it is t<
lato now. Hie was the strangest ar
most. internating mani I ever met."
A DBADLY SPORT.
Fatal Accidents In First Stage of The
Great Automobile Race From
Paris to Madrid.
Pari-, May 2.1. - The first mtago in
the Paris-51adrid iutomobile race,
fromI Visailles to Bordeaux, 343
Iile, WaS tinisid at noon to dly,
when Louis Renault ildashod at a fu.
rious pace into Bordoaux, having
made a record run of 8 hours, 27
minutom. An hour lator M. Glabriel
arrived, with i a still bottor record of
8 hours, 7 minutes. It is estimated
from the time made thit these auto
mobiles covored sixty-two miles tu
hour on the road outside tho cities.
These victories, howeveor, woro cloud
d by a hories of avviditis, hiviig in
olme llamo fit. tkisi, it fiatil ri-stilt. At
leaist, two carm werle wreiked, aid
Marcel Rotmiult, the wmnr of the
Paris-Vieni rae lat p1m ; Lorritie
Barrows, a very well known autoio
filist, and Hoientilt's ebatilflour, were
seriously, it is holil-ved, ftialls ili
jnred, whilo Barrows's chifufetir was
killed. Moroover, nll linvonlfiIrmed
report says i soritis avelent oc
curred nour Aigoleme, in whichi tIe
two occllpauits of IIi fititonlol ile, the
owner of whieh im not yet kiown,
weo seriously itijred and two sow
tators were killed. Ti n miber of
aecideits halts not e dal aY great
murpriso ill viowof tho numbil,-r of cn
testt its ill tile raeM , an1d th11e great
spoed anIld power of thliei 11ain111s.
Durinig tho aftfernoonl word o)f nv
cidents birga t, 'irrio mi ll cit't a
Clould over ilh, I'voill. A 1,1h1pitch
from .3ordoax amouned, that. I br
raille liirows. id itl it a shoekig
ai1idolit n ll. Litrl)111-1o, sovmtitemn
miles fron ljonIeanx, it gqUtrer to 2
this afternoon.
I.t-F IiST TO SAVE A 10M.
It lippeirs that Mr. Barrows had
tried to avoidi a dog wilich was cros
il,g the trackl, anld Is muonkster viar,
No. 5 iti rae, mirmik a it rte with
terrific force. His cillfour" was killed
outright. litrrows hiielf n as
pickod up1 unconitIHVs, buit still
breathing, and w-as Itliken I0 a hot-I
pitil, where his coll(litioll was de
clared to bit cril ieal. llis car Was
(daisled to piecos. Shortly afterward
nlows camei thad Muareel 10,1naul( had
boon overturned inl at dep dik-h e
Bi(osie l te rot(l noniur Coiuche, 21 milIo
from 'oietieri, tind that Ie was danl
gorously injurod.
The Automnobile (11l1b o4f BO(11ux
re:oived a tdispitch at -1 o'clock sliy
V
ig Rienaulnt was l I'i unesiNCou andil , ii
was feared,-dyin. Alany lessoN~
abriekdowni (antr, casaliese are re-ti
,oported. ~
11ipace ariing frot~miiN pint11
I tookngre th ouseliI whli o he list 0i
fa11 tatis and1 kcidlntd. T ms
d\ terrib occurre nwar liadnnoval,ri it
a, mie rmCatrs hr ci
It N. 1.~ dri d b hi. Porltelr, wa1
.IlIovertund t ae (i railroad Irsin am11
tn too fir. Th 11bau1111tfounracauighf
atndeVrnath kioterN autoriel i eea
brnedlI tolt death,r whil tal woe ohlir
ii An lfura badly inju. r S d b;
r. acci. ien to is luOfiOto tar n ieaA
dgoriult'. Ant wooiaitel asin ii her(
in te ~ eib ro of Ahlis wasru
o veri by oneXltlhi ei of th 8c8p:ie car
t Mr. iStd and(ilIu hmiU i ch uffu w
wr ~o vfrirt repote htl ft) have toe
kli i lled,tuare otil haie ra e i utt omai
i terit ollddwihaoty.ar i
id ditch mitolr Mig I n. I I l wr. I Sit C
re wasncght undertOt(I te macin, hi)
)h race chaven)f 1 Clutr was h redto, asd
udnsianc of 30Io fot, nd fhad i hron
killed comprin e ontst.ein r
THE ELKS' NATIONAL HOME.
It Wfis Dedicated at Bedford City, Va.,
Last Week.
Roanoke, Va, May 21.-The Elks'
National home at Bedford City, Va.,
was dediented today in the presence
of fully 5,000 people, who came from
all sections of the country. The
speikers of the occasion included
soie of the mnost distinguished men
in the order, amuong them boing
Gov. Andrew Jackson Montague of
Virginia, United States Senator John
W. Daniel of Virginia, Frederick
Wardo, the tragedian; George P.
Cronrk, grand exaltetd ruler, Omaha,
aid Jos. 1'. Fanning, Indianapoils.
l'ho oratoi of the day was by Meado
D. Detwilor of 11 rrisburg, Pa. Af
ter the dedication exercises 3,500
people were fed in a r . 4 ;r old
Virginia barbeeo
lithe home, which is now open for
tho agedi anid indigent Elks of the
United States, will accommodate 250
guests. The huilding, which was
0origially suiinwr hotel, is of Nelson
county granito and was erected at a
cost of $90,000. The Elks have
spent about $40,000 in renovating
and furnishing the home.
SERIOUS FOR THE SOUTHERN.
A Suit lIrought to Annul ithe Lease of the
Old S. C. it. it.
('harlestori, Alay 22.--A suit has
boon brought. inito the State court
which praciticily looks to the an
,nuiling of the lease of t, South
Carolina and (leorgia railroad by the
Southorn. Thie suit is brought for
Johii Cart. of Onangeburg, by J. H-.
Iryan and Miller & Whaley of Chiar
loston. The com1plaint alleges that
tIe lease by the Southern of the U'n
froi Coluimbia to Hamburg, part.
of the old South Carolina and Geor.
gift, violates the clauso in tihe State
constitution prohibiting the leasing
of it road 1) a corpetitor. Mr. Cart
asks to recover $ 100 por day from
thei dato of thi Southern's lease, a
sum amounting to nearly $150,000.
If rocived the ioniey would be di.
vitid ht wooi Mr. Cart anid the
State of South Carolina. The suit
is oio of tIhe greatest possible conse
ieo to the poplo of Charleston
alld of thosu ro,idirig in tie section
1hrougi which the Souti Carolina
alld Gorgia road rius.
MADE $70,000 PROFIT.
Granilteville Mill Recalizes Big Monrey by
ClosIng Downr.
Augusta, (Ga., May 22-A rather
unliqueo situat ion has developed in the
GIrarnitevilIcle Manufacturing Com-r
panyr~. Thlris large cot tori mill is
located 18 miiles from Augusta in
Carolinai, bit lhts its executive oflice
here.
President '.' I. H ickmiarr closed a
deail for the sarlu of ihis stock of cot
tonamuning :o3,500 bales, arid
ligures out. a pIrotit of $70,000 by
soulbag is rawV miaterial anid closing
dow h iis mnill for tire summrn ', as
'omliparedt wi th o peraitinrg the mill
andI( conv~ert inrg tihe cotton into cloth
at pr esent pricos.
Whlile, the mrili is closedi the opera
tives4 will corntinure 01n thet pay roll at
hlt payV. Pres rit H ickmai rn will
alsor uliza the' cloliing down of tIre
mlill to makte u4omIEI imaportant im..
hr hiniery.
a .lUtMPEI) OiT lilt00KI.YN BRIDGE.
I)Delberate Sunicic Of air Uniknownr Marn
4. Sunday.
' New York, Maty 2 1. -An unrknown
manti, sit tinrg in ain open car crousimg
.Brooklyn bridge todaty, surddenly
a filiighrted wheil thon n,ar was in thre
I- middlule of the centre span andi, rni
11ning to theu sido of tire bridge, jump
*' ed into the river. Hie threw his hat
hin tihe faco of a Oromran who fried to
seize him as ire stoodi poisedl on the
hi ohfe of the trestle work nd then
dived head first, hroldinig a lighted
)cigar between his teethr. His body
rose to tIhe surfarce imediately after
Sthe plunge andr( was carried away by
the crrrnt

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