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SUMTER. S. C.. WEDNESDAY. MARCH 12. 1908.
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Meresting Comments on That
One Act Tragedy.
The Hon. James H. Tillman,
; nephew of an equally urbane uncle,
^an? Eexrienant-goy?rnor of South Caro
' Jina, liasbeenpretty thoroughly nick
ed and phti^v??y v?u^or Micah. Jen?
kins's sword. ; Tho sight of Benjamin
ravining as a wolf inspired James to
littleton ^iis own hook. The
i spoil fias not r^n. satisfactory. South
k Carolina is not eager to "become n?tor
' ons for bad manners. \ The mess i nto
%?s ? good deal worse than Benjamin's.
?iThe; hearty cuffing^and kicking which;
|ij^>eis%"and; men of all parties are
r5^??mg bini must surprise Min. Evi
J^^t?y he^taougKt ne was doing a fine
j thing when he insulted the president.
He is alone; in that opinion. The gov?
ernor of South Carolina, the Common
^?bnncil of Charleston, the Exposition
people condemn and ; regret his. act.
Major Jenkins refuses to take the
. sword unless Mr. Roosevelt "presents
it. The Chicago Tribune has : collect?
ed from various Palmetto editors their
opinion of nephew James's little:
incarsion into the savage regions of
TilTma?ia. These opinions will hard?
ly be pasted in a scrap book and
bequeathed by the ebullient' lieutenant
. governor as a rich legacy, unto his
. issue, but they make "mighty inter
-'..is*Made an. ass of himself. "^rCo
; lumbla. Record.
"Oheap play of a cheap politician
for cheap notoriety.''--Goluinbia State. t
"Poursout another'hodful of humil-J
iatioa on .poor South Carolina by his
-idiotic . telegram. '^-Yorkville ' En
ojrireri .. "' '
"His action;was foolish and child?
v " Idiotic - behavior-L?ck of good
breeding runs in the family."-Green
i ville Newjsj|?
"Chea^jpfolitical swashbuckler who
wanted ;toPfet some political notori?
Thusr has CoL Jim Tillman won
golden .opinions from all sorts of peo-,
pie. The only charitable explanation
of his lapsus comes, in somewhat
.severe form, from the Sumter Item :
-"Lieutenant-governor Tillman, as
is well known in South Carolina, tries
to ape his uncle Ben,'but having
rieither"the native ability nor the ab?
stemious habits of the senator, suc?
ceedsfrequently in playing the role of
the ass in the lion's skim."
Let us try and be kind enough to
hope that the telegram was insipred
not by malice but by moonshine.-New
Charles B. Roues' Will.
New York, March 4.-The will of
Charles Broadway Rouse was filed for
probate in the surrogate's office today.
The will was executed on Mardi 17,
1898. It made no charitable bequest.
The will left to .Mrs. Charles Broad?
way Rouse,'now dead, the house ' on
-5th avenue and $5,000 yearly. The
building in. which his business was
conducted was left to his two chil?
dren, Mrs. Virginia Lee and Peter
"Winchester Rouss. ; It was stipulated
that Mrs. Lee was to get the 5th ave?
nue house if her mother died. She
also gets Mr. Rouss' farm in Jefferson
county, Yirignia. Mr. Rouss request?
ed that his son, Peter Winchester
Rouss, continue the business on Broad
Way under the old name. William L.
Rous*, a brother of the dead million?
aire, is made an executor, and .he and
another brother receive $100,000 each.
The residue of the estate .is willed to
Peter Winchester Rouss.
An Admiral's Reception to a King.
The fondness of navy officers for tell?
ing jokes at each other's expense is
well known, and their yarns, like the
traditions of the Indians, are hand
ed'down from one generation to the
Years ago there was a brusque old
Admiral upon whom many stories were
told-in most cases true ones.
At one time, when the warship of
which the Admiral was in command
was off, the coast of Portugal, the
Bing of that country expresed a desire
to visit an American man-of-war.
The Admiral received the party with
great cordiality, but instead of address?
ing the royal visitor as "your
majesty," he invariably called him
It was "Step this way, King,"
"Look out for your head, King,"
when showing him about the vessel,
and before his majesty departed the
Admiral convulsed all within hear?
ing by saying, hospitably, "King,
come down in the cabin and have a
Tramps who stop at a certain ?
Pennsylvania town are fumigated, j
irrigated, vaccinated and set at work :
upon the streets. As a consequence
tramps have about stopped stopping
FIRE RENO IN AIKEN.
A Whole Block Burned in That
Aiken, S. C., March 5.-A terrific
fire is now raging in Aiken, lt is the
greatest conflagration ever seen here.
Starting at .about IO o'clock in the
evening it had gained such headway
in an hour that, five buildings were
completely destroyed. The fire began
in some negro shanties on Main Street
and leaped from there to the big barn?
like building known as Lyceum Hall.
Sunnyside cottage was the next to go.
This is a f?vorite resort for .invalids
suffering with lung trouble and many
northern visitors are spending the
winter there.' From here the fire
turned back to some stables and by. a
"change in the wind was carried north?
west to the street leading to the sani?
tarium. A dinner and dance was in
progress at Major Mallory's, which
nada narrow escape. Had it burned it
would have cast a shadow on sporting .
events for the rest of the season, as
there was a big hunt planned ta start
from his residence this- morning.
Fortunately for them, however, the
fire started on the opposite side of the
street, travelling up Main street as far
as Dr. Hall's house, and then turning
back westward towards the home for
consumptive patients. The offices of
the Aiken Recorder, next to the
Lyceum Halt were, destroyed. Added
to the noise and fury of. the fire was
the repeated explosion of powder and ?'
cartridges in the Lyceum Hall, which
was used as an armory by the, Aiken
The wind is blowing at a high rate
of speed and will carry the fire as far *
.as there is anything to feed on. The
nine buildings and many stables are
burned. Buildings destroyed up to 2
o'clock: Three negro shanties, Aiken
J&ecorder, Lyceum , Hall, Sunnyside
cottage, Mrs. Quash, the Misses Ford,
'Loomis' bouse and stables. It is im?
possible to estimate loss and insur?
ance- \ .
Insurrection In Alabama.
Marion,'Ala, March 5.-As the re?
sult of a report that a mob of negroes
is marching toward this town with
the intention of attacking the county
jail and releasing two negro murderers,
one of whom, Luke Sanders, is to be
.hanged tomorrow, citizen soldiery is
being- organized tonight, and at 9
o'clock this evening fifty men were
under arms prepared to meet the
negroes. Pickets have been thrown
out , on every road leading into the
town and if the mob appears a serious
cohiflct'is feared. Early in the night
leaidng citizens held a conference and
it was. decided hot to ask the Governor
for aid, as they believed it?the duty of
the people to protect law and order.
When the reports were first received
little credence was placed in- them.
Several hours later couriers reported
that real danger existed and the citi?
zens' posse was immediately organ
- Luke Sanders and John Sanders, the
prisoners,Nare. charged with the mur?
der of Road Overseer Mullen, commit?
ted several months ago. \ Luke Sanders
was sentenced to be, hanged and the
Supreme Court refused a new hearing,.
but recommended commutation of,
sentence by the Govenror. The mat?
ter-was referred to the State peniten?
tiary board and on their recommenda?
tion-he refused to interfere with the
lower Court's sentence. When news of
this action reached Marion the negroes
of Perry County were incensed and '
decided to organize and release both
: Perry County is one of the "Black
Belt" counties and a large majority
of the population consists of negroes.
BUBAL CARRIERS GET $601
! AR Increase of $100 Over Their
Washington, Marcho.-"The post?
master general bas this day ordered
that on and after March 1, 1902, the
letter carriers of the rural free deliv?
ery service heretofore appointed and
whose names appear on the roll of the
department at the close of business
February 28, ?902, receiving salary at
the rate of $500 per annum, and those
who may be appointed after that date
shall be paid at the rate of $600 per
annum until otherwise ordered; and
that the salaries of carriers now receiv- ,
ing less than $.900 per annum shall be .
increased twenty per cent."
The Hon. T. M. Raysor will not be
in the race for Congress from this dis?
trict this year. He will serve out his
term in the State Senate, to which
position he was unanimously elected
last fall. This statement is authorita?
tive, and can be relied on. Mr. Raysor
has been urged to make the race for
Congress this year, but he has never
had any idea of doing so.-Orangeburg
Times and Democrat.
The Greenville Mountaineer wants 1
to know if it has ever occurred to the
friends of McLaurin that the Republi- '
cans are very remiss in not turning ?
over their patronage in other states >
than South Carolina to the Democratic J
Senior? Messrs. Morgan of Alabama, :
Clay of Georgia, Martin of Virginia,
Carmack of Tennessee, Simmons of 1
North Carolina and others might dis?
pose of the offices in their respective
states to good advantage, but we can- ;
not recall the fact that either of them :
has been to the White House on this ?
business for several years.
Newport News, Va., March 3.-It .<
is reported that the Army Reconstruc- 1
tion Board will recommend that the <
government purchase the Hygeia <
Hotel, Old Point, the plan being to <
tear the hotel down and establish a ]
CHEAP TICKETS FOB STATE DAY.
Railroads Will Put on Exceedingly
Low Rate to the Exposition.
Charleston, March 4.- The officials
of The Exposition are enthusiastic
over the prospects for ? large attend?
ance on South Carolina Day. Encour?
aging reports are being received daily
from all sections of the State saying
that hundreds of people are coming to
see The Exposition on March 20th.
The railroads will begin to advertise
the rate to Charleston for South Caro?
lina. Day tomorrow. The rate will be
one.eent per mile, which is exceeding?
ly low. Tickets will be placed on sale
March 19 and will be good to return
until March 22. The rate is the low?
est ever given to. an exposition and
ought to bring at least forty thousand
people to The Exposition on South
The Atlantic Coast Triassic Coal
The Southern Triassic or Newark
coal areas of the United States-the
northern area being not worthy of dis?
cussion-lie in the Piedmont district
midway between the Blue Eidge
Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean,
and'they are discussed by Mr. Jay
Backs Woodworth, in Part III, of the
Twenty-second Annual Report of the
United States Geological Survey now
passing through the press under the
editorship of Dr. C. W.; Hayes,
The productive areas occur in two
well-marked belts in Virginia and
North Carolina, which extend for
about 250 miles southwesterly and are
about 100 miles wide. The eastern
belt includes the Taylorville and
Richmond areas in Virginia, and the
Deep River area in North Carolina.
The western belt includes the Dan
River area. 'Between them lies the
Farmville area in Virginia.
The Richmond area is the most im?
portant of the Triassic coal fields. It
lies in Gooehland, Henrico, Powhatan,
and. Chesterfield counties, beginning
about 9 miles, north of the James
River, and extending some 31 miles
beyond the Appomatox on the south.
The area is in the form of a broad
basin ?of about 150 square miles in ex?
tent. On both the eastern and the
western margins of this basin there
are usually three workable beete, vary?
ing from 1 to 50 feet in thickness.
The coal is nomialiy bituminous,- and
in some of the beds it has been con?
verted into natural coke or carbonite.
This occurrence -of coal -knowB4
as early as 1700. The coal was used
as early as.1775 ; shipments were made
to northern cities in 1789 \ and a bed
24 feet thick was mentioned by Volney
in 1803. During the thirties and
forties the mining operations here
were the most extensive in the United
States. The gaseous nature of the coal
has led to a few serious explojions,
fires, and much loss of life. The esti?
mated production . of the Richmond
basin was, in 1822, 48,214: in 1832,
117,857 tons: in 1842, 65,750 tons. The
production has never since equalled
these figures, and now there are but
two companies operating in the field.
The Farmville area, about 60 square
miles, is pr?fctically undeveloped and
unknown. The Dan River region in
North Carolina is regarded as of little
promise. - The eastern or Deep River
area, of" bet wen 250 and 300 square
miles, extends from near the Virginia
line into South Carolina; but the
productive beds are "in Chatham and
Moore counties. The coal makes good
coke and illuminating gas and has
proved successful as a locomotive and
blacksmith coal. Coal was discovered
in this area in the latter part of the
eighteenth century: but systematic
mining may be said to have begun
only with the reopening of the old
Egypt shaft at Cummock in 1889. The
Cummock Company owns 4300 acres,
carrying it is ^estimated, 11,000 tons
to the acre. The total production ; in
1899 was nearly 27,000 tons, valued at
A boring through the coastal plain
near Florence, S. C., penetrated
Triassic coal, .and makes it probable
that other Triassic areas lie east of the
Richmond and Deep River areas.
In response to a blank form -sent out
by a commercial agency, a negro mer?
chant in a North Carolina town wrote
a letter as follows: "Sir-In Teply to
your request just received. ?We are
sorry whereas but to say if truth must
be impressed, that we did not insist
upon your taking our order. For
our business goes on here all the tixne.
Therefore if you do not feel our trust?
worthy of your confidence for the
criticised sum of Eight Dois. You can
use your own pleasure concerning ?tbe
matter."-Raleigh News and Observ?
Washington, March 5.-Senator
Lodge today introduced in the senate
an amendment to the Philippines bill
which is now pending before the com?
mittee on the Philippines. It provides
that whenever it is certified to the
president that the existing insurrec?
tion in the Philippines shall have
ceased and peace established, a gene?
ral election shall be called for the
choice of delegates to a popular as?
sembly to be known as the Philippine
assembly. The legislative power con?
ferred in the Philippine commission in
all that part of the archipelago not
inhabited by the Moros or other Chris?
tian tribes shall then cease and be
rested in a legislature consisting of
two houses-the Philippine commission
and the Philippine assembly. Three
resident commissioners to the United
States are to be elected.
Springfield, 111., March 5.-Another
scene in the drama of the closing of
the State bank of Elkhart, was enact
3d this afternoon when Frank W.
Cotle, cashier, whose alleged shortage
>f $32,000 caused the closing of the
bank, blew out his brains at his resi
ANOTHER GREAT SNOW STORM.
Tremendous Snow Fal! From
North Carolina io New York
Three Feet in Some Sections.
New York, March 5.-Another snow
storm which -threatened to do much
damage started this morning. The
snow was wet and heavy and caused,
much inconvenience and considerable
delay to traffic on elevated and surface
lines. On the river, the weather was
so thick that ferryboats were unable
to nm at more than half speed. The
snow was accompanied by a moderate
wind. The snow stopped shortly before
noon and was followed by sleet A
total depth of six inches of snow had
Telegraphic service - was further
demoralized by the storm. ' The. West?
ern Union company lost 20 out of 30
wires between New York and Philadel?
phia and 10 wires south of Philadel?
phia. The company reported that it
was losing wires in all directions
on account of the heavy snow which in
some localities was followed by sleet
Between Easton " and Williamsport,
Pa., 20 miles of Western Union poles
i The train service on the New York
Central which was disorganized by
the floods were further impeded by the
snow. Local trains which up to to?
day were operated " on . time, were |
delayed by the snow.
Philadelphia, Pa., March 5.-With
the exception of the extreme south?
eastern section of the State the entire
commonwealth of Pennsylvania is to?
night in the grasp of the heaviest snow
storm of the winter. Railroad travel
is practically tied up in many places,
and the indications for tomorrow are
not encouraging. ' Eastern Haselton, -
Wilkesbare and other points north of
Philadelphia report that the snow fell
all day^and still continues tonight.
There are 20 to 23 inches of snow on
the ground. At those points heavy
drifts/have closed up mountain pass?
es, blocked railroads and closed down
Roanoke, Va., March 5.-A heavy
snowiell throughout southwest Vir?
ginia this morning. Eeports received
here show the fall to be from 3 to 16
inches deep, the greatest fall being in
tl|e Shenandoah valley. Railroad
traffic is being delayed.
. Knoxville, Tenn., March 5.-Snow
fell heresall day. If is expected this
snow, together wifh a hard rain last
night, will cause another rise in the
Asheville, N. C., March 5.-Snow
'has fallen steadily here since last
The Boer Delegates.
Washington, March 5.-Messrs.
Wolmarans and Wessels, the Boer
representatives, who came to *tbe
United ' States from Europe for the
purpose of conferring with the Secre?
tary of State, have accomplished their
purpose. They were reecived by Mr.
Hay at ll o'clock this morning. It
was distinctly understood that the
Boers were to be received as private
citizens and not in an official capacity.
Secretary Hay talked to them freely
with this understanding. *
The principal object of the delegates
was to induce the United States Gov?
ernment to do something to terminate
the present bloody struggle in South
Africa. The Secretary- of State heard
them attentively and promised to co?r
sider their representations, and to do
whatever he [could to ameliorate the
conditions in South Africa. But he
pointed out that the-President was the
prime authority in such' matters, and
he recommended tbat the Boers see
Mr. Roosevelt and?ascertain his views.
A matter of complaint by the . dele?
gates was the shipment of horses,
mules and provisions from the United
States to the British forces in South
Africa. Secretary Hay went over the
subject very carefully with them,
citing authorities and precedents,
which, he pointed out, conclusively
established the lack of authority on
the part of the General Government to
stop the American farmer from ship?
ping his provisions and the stock
raiser from selling his product any?
where in the world where they could
get-the best price. He also pointed
out that the Government's attitude in
this, as in other matters connected
with the Sonth African war, has been
strictly neutral, and that the Govern?
ment has done nothing to prevent ship?
ment of commodities to the Boer
Later in the day Messrs Wolmarans
and Wessels, accompanied by Dr.
Frederick Mueller, of the Orange Free
State, called at the White House.
They were received by President
Roosevelt in the library, and remained
with him about fifteen minutes. They
called as private citizens and not in
their official capacity as Boer repre?
sentatives. Mr. Roosevelt listened at?
tentively to what they had to say, and
then informed them that this Govern?
ment cannot and will not interfere in
Herbert Spencer is fond of a game
of billiards. At the^Reform Club in
London he recently met an acquain?
tance whom he invited to play with
him. The young member accepted,
and Mr. Spencer said joyfully as he
chalked his cue: "Young man, good
billiard playing is the proof of a well
balanced mind." "I believe it is,"
replied the young man. They played
and the ereat writer was beaten fear?
fully. He had only scored 38 when
his yonng antagonist finished his 100.
Herbert Spencer put the cue away in
?isgust. "Young man," he said,
' such fine billiard playing as yours is
khe.'proof of an ill-spent youth. "
STRIKE IN NORFOLK SPREADING,
Labor Unions Join Street Car Men:
More Troops Take the Field.
Norfolk, Va., March 5.-Street cars
guarded by troops, were run at long
intervals today bat no passengers were
carried. All was quiet this morning
and Mayor Beamon stated that there is
no necessity yet for declaring martial
law. Four additional companies of the
Seventy-first have been ordered out
and this- will place the entire com?
mand in the field, two battalions be?
ing already in service. The strikers
were busy last night barricading the
tracks but this morning the obstruc?
tions were removed by the troops. At
midnight the soldiers were called upon
?to disperse a mob at Church and
Charlotte streets. - Bayonets were used
But it is not known that there were
any casualties. W. B. Rudolph, Tom
^Murray and Samuel Ayres' white, and
Tom Jenkins, colored were arrested
before daylight this 'morning by a de?
tachment of the Huntington rifles of
Newport News for tearing up street
car tracks at the corner of Church,
and Holts streets. An officer of the
company stated that an attempt at
dynamiting the tracks had been made
but the police denied this. \The
Suffolk military company arrived this
forenoon and on the same train were
15 strike breakers from Knoxville. The
men were taken tb the. barn by the
troops. The arrival of the imported
men intensifies the feeling and the
situation grows graver
The electrical workers have gone out
on a sympathetic; strike. All other
employes of the Norfolk Railway and
Light companies, gas, electric lights
and other plants have been ordered out
by th? Central Labor union.
New. York Southerners.
At the recent banquets of the South?
ern society and the Georgia society Un
New York much was said about the
great number of southerners in the
metropolis. Judge Augustus ) Van
Wyck, of the Southern society, in
his address before that organization
on the evening of Washington's birth?
day, said that according to his best
information, there were fully Stitt, OOO
men, women and children in Greater
New York who were either born in
the south or are children of southern
parents who had settled there. At
the Georgia society banquet the num?
ber was put at less, but was still very
The New York Commercial, in an
interesting article on-,/,*New ; York's
Southern Colony, t* says that there are
undoubtedly no w in that city more than
60,000 native born southerners; that if
the children of "these * southern resi?
dents are counted the number is fully
100,000: The states have contributed
the 60,000 as follows : Maryland, 9,000;
Virginia, 22,700; North Carolina,
6,500 ; South Carolina,. 4,400 : Georgia,
4,000; Florida, 1,400; ? Alabama,
1,150; Kentucky, 3,100; Louisiana,
2,400; Texas, 1,300: Tennessee, 1,600;
Mississippi, 800; West Virginia, 800;
Arkansas, 300, and Missouri, 3,400.
"We have no doubt that The Com?
mercial's figur?s are much too low.
Judge Van Wyck was probably much
nearer the truth.
The number of southern men who
won their way to, leadership in New
York is remarkable. The Savannah
Morning News is well within the facts
when it says on this subject :
*' It is probable that the??number of
southerners who have acHi?yed success
in New York, in proportroiet? the whole
number there, is as great' as that of
men from any. other section of the
country, if not greater. Southerners
are prominent in business and the pro?
fessions. It is no unusual thing to
find that a man who has come into
prominence suddenly, either in finance,
law or literature, is from the south.
"The south, of course,- suffers to
some extent from thisx loss of bright
young men, but the loss of young men
does not bear so hard upon her as the
loss of so much of her cash in New
York's great exchanges-the cotton
and stock exchanges. The hundreds
of millions of dollars which these ex?
changes have taken from the south
since the war of secession would be
sufficient to build factories enough
to spin her entire cotton crop and
make a second Pittsburg out of Bir?
"New York draws from the whole
country, but it is a question ^whether
she does not draw more heavily from
the south than any other section."
The south is proud of her "children
who have so greatly distinguished
themselves in New York, but, after all,
the best chances that a young south?
erner of character, brains and
determination can find anywhere are
awaiting him in his own native sec?
What's Your Face Worth.
Sometimes a fortune, but never, if you
have a sallow complexion, a jaundiced
look, moth patches and blotches on the
skin,-all signs of Liver Trouble. But
Dr. King's New Life Pills give Clear Skin,
Rosy Cheeks, Rich Complexion. Only 25
cents at J F W DeLorme's Drug Store. S
The gold mining plant of Williamson
& Wakeling, eight* miles from Abbe?
ville, was burned about midnight Mon?
day night. Loss about 85,000; insur?
ance SI, 700. The plant will be rebuilt
at once and new machinery ordered.
White Man Turned Yellow.
Great consternation was felt by the
friends of M. A. Hogarty, of Lexington.
Ky., when they saw he was turning yellow.
His skin slowly changed color, also his
eyes, and he suffered terribly. His malady
was Yellow Jaundice. He was treated by
the best doctors, but without benefit.
Then he was advised to try Electric Bit?
ters, the wonderful Stomach and Liver
remedy, and he writes : "After taking two
bottles I was wholly cured." A trial
proves its matchless merit for all Stomach.
Liver and Kidney troubles. Only ZOc,
Sold by J. P. W. DeLorm9,*Drnggist. 6
Chairman Payne cf Ways andf|||
MeanSjM?kes an Authorized ~%
Washington, March 6.-Chairman'S^M
Payne of the ways and means commit^'
tee today gave ont the following au- 1^
thorized statement in connection with ;
the discussion over Cuban reciprocit^y rt^P
"I think the large majority ofKtn???^
Republicans have made up their mindsr>^
that we must do something for Cuba.' ^sg
There are three propositions presented
which have this professed end in view^^^^
The proposition of Mr. Morse of Min^
nesota provided for an increase on the/
tariff on sugar to the outside worldx>fJ|?
and a rebate on sugar imported ?xaat?^m
Cuba.. It does not seem io me: '5h\i0gM
many RepublicansaSe, .willing %to i?-i^g
crease the duly on sugar. Then ther?f^p
is the proposition of. Mr. Tawney :.w?o%^l?
vote betweed $7,000, OOO and^0OO;<)0O^^ V
directly into the Cuban treasuy and :t??i?2
ask the Cuban government to-'.&t?i^M
bute about $1,000,000 according to his ^l
figures to native Cuban planters. This^i^
first payment is to be paid withont?^g
any compensation from Cuba in any ^3
way or manner-a pure gift toi$^?0?
Cuban government It hardly neec??fe;^
the opinion of a lawyer to say5?tm*^^g
such a procedure would be uncohstE^^s
tutional^HBH . J^??
"Of course nb bounty of this kindiip
.could be distributed without a scandal^^
?and a fraud. In the next place, sevens
eights of the Cuban laborers ^ttld^^
still remain without work. It , would|^^
be just as easy for the sugar trust to)|^8
obtain a concession on the sugar ?y/J>|||
bought on account of the bounty:?t8||S3
obtain a concession where the planter||p|
knew he was to have a 20 }per centSf^
concession in duty. So fhat Mr:;!CM?i||^g
ney's proposition has no advantag??^^^
over that for a 20 per cent.^reducti?n^^2!
and it has the disadvantages iiamed0*?|
".The third proposition is th?t-for???;^^
JO per cent reduction of duties. [.Tif?^g?s
would injure no home indus^ryv^^p
Coupled with the provision to extenoft^B
our exclusion laws td Cuba no; one ?j^^^?
loaring before the committee on - w?yj$|?l
and means contended that it woulcl^^g
inqure home industries. All agreed^^^
that the prices of sugar to the Am?r?||^^
c?n consumer would remain* in themis
same. Nor would it inure to ? tfaa3||?|
benefit of th? sugar trust. THei^^
witnesses before the <x>mmitte? unitedf^^
in testifyinigi and the statistics proyJe^|^^
that the trust has received no ben?fit^^
in buying sugar either in Hawaii or^|^
Puerto Eico, since the duty-'vMsS
reduced pr removed. - &W*0?.
*4 The ' entire benefits ; have beet^^?
reaped by the planters in these isi^^J
ands. We have every reason'.to ht?e?&?sj??
the same would prove trde.as 'tof?i?i&p^M
Many misleading statements as to tfio^^
attitude of the president, the cabinet^^g
and the House Republicans ; ar? ? ap?f^g
pearing in the newspap?rs* I cannot^ ^
speak of conference with the president
"But I have every assurance rtha^jj|
the cabinet' is hot divided on this?^^
question, nor have a majority of thTe^^^
house Republicans committed tn e^^^S
selves either to the Morris, the Taw^f^g
ney1 or the do-nothing policy. Tho|;^P
proposition of a 20 per cent. reduction?^
as adopted will put off, in my iadg-|||l
ment, the annexation of Cuba y?orj?^
many years. She will not come- int ;>|?
until her population is Americanize^^^
from the States. To refuse to do any
thing would put the house in a posi- ^
tion hostile to the president? would^^
cause uncertainty and a feeling of a]p^;.
prehension to producers of sugar
the States and would be utterly demor- ^ ;^
Job Couldn't Have Stood It
If he'd had Itching Piles. They're ter?
ribly annoying; but Backlen's .Arnic?r.;".^?
Salve will cure the worst case of piles on -
earth. It has cared thousands. For In-V^
innes, Pains or Bodily Eruptions it's tfceV; . --S
best salve in the world. Price 25c a box.' . ;
Cure guaranteed. 4 Sold by J. F./W. INK ?^?1
Lonne. ..6 Y^?-^:
Prize Fight in Charlestort. ^
Savannah, Ga., March &-A1?^?S^
McMurry, matchmaker for the South- >^
ern Athletic club of Charleston, an- -1
nounced tonight that the club would "
make a bid for the Jeffries-Fitzsim- - ;
mons fight to be pulled off at Charies- -c
ton. McMurray and a Savannah capi- 5
talist who is backing the Southern |
Athletic club will go to Charleston to?
morrow at the invitation of one of the :
leading officials of the expedition to ,fM
discuss the arrangements for bringing^ ^
off the fight The exposition official
referred to is quoted as saving that
there will be no legal objection inter?
posed to the big mill being, held in -
Saves Two From Death.
uOur little daughter had an almost fa?
tal attack of whooping cough and bron?
chitis," writes Mrs. W. R. Haviland, -of
Armonk, N. Y-, "bat, when all other
remedies failed, we saved her life with
Dr. King's New Discovery. Oar niece,
who had Consumption in an advanced
stage, also nsed this wonderful medicine -
and to-day she is perfectly well." Des?
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Dr. King's New Discovery as to no other
medicine on earth. Infallible for Coughs
and Colds. 50c and $1 bottles guaranteed
by J. F. W. DeLorme. Trial bottles
Norfolk, Va., March 6.-The strike
situation is unchanged. The strikers
declared themselves as opposed to vio?
lence and today the city was much
calmer than heretofore. Militiamen
guarded the front and rear platforms
of the cars. Obstructions are continu?
ally being placed on the tracks and all
along the line refuse and missiles are
thrown at non-union men. For the
first time since the strike began the
company operated its entire system
with the exception of one branch, bu1r
the cars carried few passengers.
mm i t i mm*
Crime must be on the rampage in
Mississippi. There will be fifteen hang?
ings in that State witbin. the' next
3ixty days. . ''^?'?'???i,'::.. -^ ??.