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TM SOMTKK WATCHMAN. KltabUlhed April. USO.
Be -Instand Fear not-Let all the Ends thoa Alms't at, be thy Conntry's, thy God^andSTrnth's."
Aug. 2,1881.
SUMTER. S. C.. WEDNESDAY. MAY 7. 1908.
SBB TECK SOUTHRON. EatablUbfX) Jone 1 S 6* 'M.
Sew Series-Yoi. XXI. 3io. ii
SUMTER, s. 0.
:~ $1.50 per annum-in advance.
Cl^Ctwrtafcctefor three months, longer w??i
- AU communications wh?cb ra^?nrve private
interests will be charged forjaradweriiements.
- Obfai^^ be
GREATEST BATTLE OF
Some oftte Pr?ncK j
Engagements ia the ??vii
- -..y : .. ../-j
'3few\ Orleans Times-Democrat
; "Speahiig of the C^nf?Seiat? re-'
ii?^?w?o has -given some?te^^ re?
sults of the war . betw?e?; the? States,
cipal engag^^S^that great strng
gie. : !Ea^?"?f8?^?S?^ for distance,
dieis ^re:M?^, ^^a?iK^ 2,5^: Con
?p??f?ers we? woaa?ed and 5,434 were
-
feoerate;wou^
At^^;l?t^^?*aacell?renlle l#0fr
:.' federals were?tSl?d, ^,7?2 were woxind
^ ed and- ^^^?were. ro^rted-.imissing.
2?^???$he'^
?^-i ^were ka?ed^ 9;^; w?re wounded' and
the hattie oFCfcic&amauga, that fear
fol siege ?E ^' n?ge, and : we find
thafcj3L,65&; Feofe^-wereC.kiHeov ,%7?9
were wo^ded^^
imssinc; Tire Confederate> army lost
^ j%1^26& ia?|ed;;^6?awere^ounded-and
1,096 were; rep^rted^-m^
V Shiloh, th? scene ht another important
?:;??1??t?0ey a*o^ we r^dvtfi?^ l,,?o4
.Federals . wibre, $afle?^, ;. 8,^)8 * were
j^jj #ooa^^ miss
||?pihg,:' while I?72J Confederates were
killed, S,<9?2 wounded and 959
^^^roijaljp^wited mifesing. ; Jit the battle
ol Stone's ^
S???^?^^P ?were" won?d?d: .ahd?' 3^.31^;
;. were reported as ; missing. -The Con
; ! :$a?e?t?e3ost I^S? men? 7,945 'were
|& wo*ua>3and;'^Q^-:were':repozted:miss^
g& .?ig^;^ j
oftbe^ev^
vi- They s?em to indicate the ev?n fi^t-:'
i% at^ty^o^^
; ^ "other ad
ivv^itag^'whScX^mar have gonged to
%j ''? theoBeside orthe other.:These'^re-V
; snits would seem' to show that- the
[-is??-?k)Txf?m??a--of ' that ; great and
bloody, .issue belonged : to the same
Mud of stock," for it was ah?ost ~ an
even break at the catties mentioned,
when incomes *to the, number of men
'' ^.^//wOTn?ded.',', ?
A Train Pullmans Dashed Into
a Ditch.
. Keokuk, Ia., April 29.-The Cali
; ;;fornia .limited, ; on the Atchison,
Topeka and Santa E? road, eastbound,
; was derailed on a curve at Cama, a
switch five miles west of Medill, Mo.,
5today while going at a tremendous
?peed.
. Five persons iwere M??.ed and 23 in
P jured,- ,^Sbe dead are:
,S? T. French, Chicago.
Mr. Weithemer, San Diego, Cal.
A son of Henry C. Gates, /of Ans
iaa??a, ,five yeaoas old.
Two others whose names are not ob?
tainable.
The injured include Conductor
Chas. Sargent and a twin sister of tile
Gates boy.
The parents of the twins were also
Tjadly brcdsed.
Mr. and Mrs. 'Gates were en ronte
from Australia and "were with their
children eating in the dining room
when the wreck occurred. The train
was over an hour late and passed
Wyaconda, the last station west, at
the rate of 65 miles an hour. When
the heavy train struck the curve at
Cama the rails spread.
The train consisted of two mail
cars, seven Pullmans and one dining
car. The "mail cai, the dining car
and the two forward sleepers went
into the ditch. The tender was
ditched but the engine remained on
the track. The derailed coaches were
smashed to kindling wood, even the
axles being bent out of shape. -
The conductor went to a farm house
and telephoned a report of the wreck.
. The railroad officials then sent a re- i
lief train from Fort Madison.
The trainmen worked nobly, assisted
by uninjured passengers and neighbor?
ing farmers. The place of the acci?
dent is distant from all communica?
tion. Every effort is being made to
complete the list of dead and injnred,
but most of the latter are in the rail?
road hospital at Fort Madison, and
those in charge refuse information, v
The Press Association.
President E. H. Aull of the State
Press Association has returned from
Georgetown where he has been to con
fer with the local committee in regard
to the annual gathering of the associa?
tion at Geogetown on May 28, 29 and
30. An elaborate programme bas
been finally determined upon and will
be published in a few days. George?
town has appointed a number of com?
mittees and the editors will be roy?
ally entertained during their stay by
a people that know how to entertain.
On the last day the members of the
asoseiation will go around to Charles?
ton and be at the exposition on the
closing day.-^?tate
TERRIBLE RESULT OF
CAUSELESS PANIC.
? Sudden Fright Seizes Twelve
Hundred filrls-Many Killed
and Injured.
-Philadelphia, April 30.-An unfor?
tunate accident to a deaf and dumb
boy, Isador Bacons,: was today directly
responsible for the death,"of eight giris
and young women, the fatal injury of
three others and the serions injury of
more thill two score girls ?employed in
the cigar factory of Harburger, Homan
& Co., a branch of the American.
Tobacco Company, located at Tenth.
Street, and Washington avenue.
The building in which the disaster
occurred: is a five-story brick structure
^vAji??i?^^?j?.' entire block. Twelve
unndred persons were at work at the
time, 90 per cent, of whom were girls
whose ages ranged} from 12 years n?^;
warcL;:.
- The trouble began o n the -fourth
floor of the; structure. Baccus, w_b;i
:was~ janitor bf the' building, started
:fof thefid^ of twine;-j
The elevator was at the top of the
shaft and Baccus pulled the rope to
bring it dbwn. He opened the door
leading. to the; shaft and leaned for?
ward tb* see where, the carriage was.
-?^??ijdSSl??6: the elevator, which was
\^^d?sceiiding^low?yv ?truck bim across j
;the pinioning his
_ea^; betwo and the
: floor. - A ?fo<?? >6y . released Baccus
\aoA"cried^fe he?^^^T^ foreman rush?
ed from;Mebt? call an ambu?
lance and- is__ediately . there was ?
;pahic among _ef employes. Some of
'th? youngergirls f?int?d while others,
i?t be?^fa?^"; to cbntrol. their feel-;
\5ngs cried^Siev^ there was. a.
iinad rusfe^for ^ t?? - stairway leading
; into Tenth _^ieet 3 T_e ^
?b^wnjtte stai re?ase "until they
preached; a: bend, in . theexit, between
. the seomd -_i third floors. In their
ea^roess to iescape the. frightened
leaders ie_ Others, immediately fol?
io wii^: trip over the struggling
; mass' of .humanity and it; less'-: than a
;:mmui^^
?dren^?nd youp?^wornen; strn^l?ng in
th?T; passageway. \ The shrieks and;
screams <ei ; the- terror ; stricken girls
cbnld^be ha_rd for a blockor moire.
During, the ?excitement an alarm of fire
jwas^te_ed ^ butibefbre the engines*
???ouJdjjreaeh^h^ of the
occupants of the bu?ding had rushed
jt?ithe wi_uows\and jumped to . the
street,: a (?stance bf over ' 50 feet.
Helen'T^ni, one of those to jump*;
.was almost instantly killed.
' "Wkea?
rived^-ery effort was made {to quiet.,
iihe :J "^er?)ai_ed girls. The firemen
rushed .uj)'the stairw and begged
.-he girls to be calm, telling them that ;
there was/absolutely no danger, but
;f?eJ:sig^ only
to add fnei .to flame.; "While the police? :
men .and firemen were endeavoring to
ai?et the^gir?s' on the stairway lad?
ders were beingrun upon.-the outside
of tbe buHding and:the employes who
had; c3__bed: ?ut on the fire escapes
and window ledges were quickly taken
"to the sfeceet.
The panic was over in less than half
an hone, but in this brief sp?ce thou-*;
sands of persons had been attracted to
the scene iy the wild screams" of "ie
relatives of the victims and the shrieks
of the ??_ls;at the windows.
Ito Exposition.
The low' rates given by the railroads
have the -ei?ect of inducing many to
got to the Exposition, and the trains
have been icrowded every week lately j
with visitors. On this subject the
speeiar cornespondent of the State
says: v ./ .
Those wi thin.the boundaries of this
State who _a~e xiot yet visited the ex-,
position, ox w!ho have visited it and !
wish to come again, are reminded that
the low Tuesdays rates that have been
offered during the month-of April
have not only been extended through
the month of May, but will be in
effect on every Thursday also, and that
while it is possible that the exposition
may be extended beyound the first of
June, there is . considerable doubt on
the subject, and every on? who de?
sires to see the exposition should take
advantage of these rates in May.
The hot weather is bringing ont the
grass and flowers. "While the trees in
the up country are just beginning to
pat out yonng leaves, the spring is
quite well advanced here and the
flowers are blooming gorgeously and
luxuriantly. There have been some
rumors abroad that the midway peo?
ple are beginning to leave here. This
is all a mistake. Bostoek's big flying
trapeze has indeed been moved away,
but he has for months had a date for
that part of his show. His splendid
animal arena will stay here until the
exposition closes.
Mr. Love, superintendent of the
South Carolina building, has request?
ed all in charge of exhibits in that
building to tell him whether or not
they will stay here after June 1st. All
but one of the answers were unfavora?
ble to the proposal This is said to
be representative of the attitude of the
exhibitors and concessionaires in all
other buildings". It is hardly proba?
ble tl?at the show will be continued
through the month of June. ?
3 CoL Blanton Duncan, a wealthy
Kentuckian, who died in California
recently, left a peculiar will. Twenty
one Kentuckians are named as
legatees, among them being CoL John
B. Castleman, Senator J. C. Black?
burn, S. Blackburn and Ab Ah Sam,
*a Chinaman of 'Louisville, who long
had been a firm? friend of Mr. Duncan.
Each of the legatees receives $1,000.
The total num&er of legatees of sixty
eight, some of whom live in Europe.
The Hague, April 29.-A bulletin,
referring to Queen "Wilhelmina's con?
dition, posted this morning at Castle
Loo, says her Majesty passed a quiet
night, and that all her symptoms in?
dicated improvement
THE FIRST STEPS FOR THE
HAMPTON MONUMENT.
Committees For Each County.
The "central committee, named by
Camp Hampton to take charge of the
work Of securing a monument to the
late Gen. Wade ;Hampton, met jesters
day afternoon at the office of Judg? .A
C.Haskell, and the first steps. .toward
the permanent, organization .were
taken.
Of the committee. there were pres?
ent: Col A. .C. Haskell, Maj. Jas.
F. Hart, of Ybrkville; C?L Jas. A.
Hoyt, of Greenville,' and. Maj.*. Theo?
dcre G:; Barker, of C3iaf lest?n. .
Capt. "W. D. Starling and Mr. " B.
"W. Shand, as representatives of Camp
Hampton, were present by invitation.;
The meeting was called to order ? by
Col. Haskell, who. stated briefly the"
object of the meeting and nominated
Maj. "Barker as chairman for reasons
which will subsequently appear.
CoL Haskell was then nominated as
chairman of the committee and 'Jar.:
E. "W. Shand, secretary and" treasurer,
these, two gentlemen being unanimous?
ly elected.
CoL Haskell then read a letter from;
Br. James, with expressions, of interj
est in the cause and regrets that h?
was not able to be present at this
meeting, also, offering suggestions ,as
to organization. ;
Maj. Hart then offered the following
resolution, which was unanimously
adopted:
Resolved, That each member of
this committee be authorized to nomi-,,
nate certain persons, ia his congress?
ional district* to act as county chair
roan, who will appoint sub-committees
in each county for the purpose of^ rais?
ing funb^s looking toward the ?rection
of the monument.
Maj. Barker, who had accepted ap?
pointments on this committee was
forced to resign on account ? of una void?
able rircnmstances, and Capt. W0r
Barn -Gv "ffinson was elected to repre^
; sen t the first congressional district, .^tjo.
fill the vacancy occasioned by ?fi?lj
Barkerf s resignation.
It was decided: that each member -ot
th? committee be requested' to attend
the next; "meeting of the committee
?with any information obtainable.as to:
"thei. f^scope, -design, and cost of ; th?
^proposed memorial, and with sugges?
tions as to the character o&the memo
riaL ". ' ]: ,
There being no further business
which could "be attended ;to at this
meeting bf .the committee, the* Body
adjourned to meet again on Friday,
May 9th at 8 p. m.
..-*-' " mmm: i ? mmm '
Suit?^^paina^B? by ttil? Oper?^
tives.
Special is The State. " ?
Aiken, April 29.-Mri G. *W. Croft,
attorneyjfor operatiyes, was seen on
his return from Langley today and?
gare ? statement as to the*" lockout
situation":
jsj?'? attended a. meeting of the opera?
tives, at lianizley today in that place,'r
&e;saicL;'-i;"The employes of all these
mills notified the presidents that they
did not intend to strike ; no matter
. what the result would be of the strike
in the "Eng mill*; that all of the em?
ployes in the -Horse Creek valley mills
were willing and ready to go to work
at the same "wages they were receving
when the mills were "closed. In fair?
ness, the president of the mills should
have accepted this statement, and
?started their -mills up again. They
had positively stated over their signa?
tures that was tue only reasor they
had closed therr mills.
"They inarmed the committee who
represent the ?employ?s in the Horse
Creek vaBey that while they had con?
fidence in them they did not believe
they would tsoutrol the operatives and
suggested that the labor organizations
of the north would compel the opera?
tives in the Horse Creek valley mills,
to be governed byarbitrary rules, even
against the wishes bf the operatives in
these mills.
"The" condition in the valley is bad
and it seems to me is brought about
by want of feeling as well as judgment
on the part of the mill - presidents.
Many women and -children are suffer?
ing for bread and desire and ask to be
allowed to work. A large number of
people were induced to quit their
farms and come to the mill under the
promise they would have regular work
as long as they were orderly. This
promise has been broken by the mill
presidents without cause. Many of
the operatives are moving away, a
number to North Carrolina and: some?
to New Jersey. They will now move
more rapidly after they see they have
nothing to expect from the mill presi?
dents but oppression. In my judgment
all of these corporations aTe liable in
suit for damages whieh will be brought
in a few days. The damage should
be exemplary in these cases.
"The mill operatives have done!
everything in their power to settle
this trouble and had they been met I
half way by the mill presidents the
condition would have been relieved
and the mills at work."
Perry M. De Leon Displaced.
Washington, April 30.-The state de?
partment has decided to place another
man in the consulate general at Guay?
aquil, Ecuador, in place of Perry M.
De Leon, who has just returned to the
United States from his post. Fric?
tion has arisen between the local au?
thorities in Guyaquil and Mr. De
Leon. The selection of his successor
has been made, and will be announced
shortly.
Mr. De Leon was appointed to
Guayaquil from Georgia July 15, 1897.
His particular activity in the case of
the American, Bolan, who had been
imprisoned by the Ecuadorian courts
in connection with a disputed railroad
construction contract, was the matter
which brought him into trouble with
the authorities, taken in connection
with the cases of other Americans who
claimed his good offices.
MRS.-LUCRETIA KERSHAW DEAD.
Camden Mourns the Death of the
Beloved Widow of Gen. Ker
* . shaw.
Camden. April 29.-This community
was deeply saddened this morning,
when the announcement was made
that Mrs. Lucretia Kershaw, widow
of the lamented Judge Joseph B.
Kershaw, was dead. She died at her
home, on Lyttleton street, last night.
For some weeks her health had been
very poor, but her death last night
was rather sudden, and unexpected.: \
Mrs. Kershaw was a daughter of Mr.
James K. Douglas, who a number of
years ago was a prominent merchant
ofOamden and was greatly esteemed
for: his upright character. In 18M
she? was married to Mr. Joseph B.
Kershaw; afterward the distinguished
general and jurist.
One son and'four daughters survive
her-the Kev. John Kershaw, rector
of'St. Michael's Church, Charleston,
Mrs. C. J. Shannon. Sr., Mrs.
Thomas W. Lang and Miss Charlotte
Kershaw, of Camden, and Mrs. Brat
ton De Loache, pf Yorkviliel '
The People Aroused Against Phil?
ippine Policy.
? -!-:
'J - *. . ? ' " - i . . '
New York, April 29.-A* conference
of citizens opposed to the policy:.'at
present followed in the Philippines^
composed of ?some sixty or seventy per-r
sons coming from different parts of
the country, was held today at the
Plaza Hotel. Charles Francis Adams,
of Boston, moved;:
. **That a committee of seven persons
be appointed by th? presiding officer,
whose ^uty it shall be to take all nec?
essary; steps to effect the full disclosure
ofthe facts connected with the pro?
cesses and executions in the course of
military, operations in the Philippine
Islands and to appear in person or by
counsel before the present Senate in?
vestigating committee and take suck
steps, there or elsewhere, as may be
calculated to secure full publicity and
further initiate such action as, may
tend to vindicate the national-charac
? ter." . . ; . . : ' 0y_
Gar! Schurz, who was in the chair,
appointed asTuembers of this commit?
tee Charles^rtacis Adams, of Boston ;
Andrew Carnegie; New York ; Wayne
Meyeagh, Philadelphia; Herbert
; Welsh,' Philadelphia ; -Edwin Burritt
\ Smith, Chicago^: and President J. C.
: Sc?urmanj ; of Cornell' Uni versity, to
which committee the ?ame of Mri?
S?hurz was add?d^by- resolution as a
member ex officio;: * r
Can This Story be True ? s
We know beyond peradventure that
in June last, a year ago,j one Sprin?
kles, living at Re?dsviile, N. C.,
wholesale liquor-dealer, announced in
the presence of several persons," includ?
ing two reputable citizens of Green?
ville, S- C., that?t was his custom to
give the board of control of the South
Carolina dispensary from one to two
dollars a barrel rebate on every barrel
sold to the State dispensary, and that
only very recently he had paid over
to one A. F*. H. Dukes, a member of
said board of control. $1 per barrel on
an order * secured through him,
amounting to $1,200 on 1,200 barrels.
Thejname of A. F. H. Du^es is on
the register of the hotel at Greensboro,
N. C., at the time specified, showing
that he went there to ?get the- money
personally and avoid the inconveni?
ences of a eheek. Mr. Dukes was re?
cently re^efected a member of the
board of control, doubtless for eminent
and conspicuous public service.
Capital Turning to the South.
The recent capture of the control of
the Louisville and Nashville Railroad
is more significant than, appears on.
the surface. Whether intended sim?
ply as a speculative coup or whether
part of a deep-laid plan which nas not
yet been developed, the sudden ap?
preciation in the market value of this
great railroad property means that the
eyes of capitalists have lately been
turned as never before upon tbe
potentialities of the South. The Louis?
ville and Nashville Eailroad having
the largest equity in the development
of the Southern territory was the first
conspicuous interest to be bought up,
showing the new direction in which
capital is now moving. In consequence
of this the . other Southern railway
systems have suddenly acquired new
value in Wall Street, but the invest?
ment movement will not stop with
them. -Courier-Journal.
What Thia Folks Need
Is a greater power of digesting and
assimilating food. For them Dr. King's
New life Pills work wonders. They tone
and regulate the digestive orgaas, gently
expel all poisons from the system, enrich
the blood, improve appetite, make healthy
flesh. Only 25c at J. F. W. DeLorme's.
A New Secretary of the Navy.
Washington, April '29.-The Presi?
dent sent to the Senate today the nom?
ination of William H. Moody, of Mas?
sachusetts, to be Secretary of the
Navv. It was immediately confirmed
by the Senate without the usual day's
delay required by the rules.
Reveals a Great Secret.
lt is often asked how such startling
cures, that puzzle the best physicians, are
effected by Dr. King's New Discovery for
Consumption. Here's the secret. It cuts
out the phlegm and germ-infected mucus,
and lets the life-giving oxygen enrich and
vitalize the blood. It heals the inflamed,
cough-worn throat and lungs. Hard colds
and stubborn coughs soon yield to Dr.
King's New Discovery, the most infallible
remedy for all Throat and Lung diseases.
Guaranteed bottles 50c and $1.00. Trial
bottles free at ?T. F. W. DeLorme's.
THE ST. LOUIS EXPOSITION
Will be Held in 1904 Instead of
1903.
St. Louis, May L-The following
statement was given ont this evening
by President David E. Francis , of
Louisiana Purchase Exposition com?
pany: 1
The sundry civil bill which passed
the house several weeks ago and is
now before the senate, contains an ap?
propriation of : $1,048, OOO to - provide
for .a government exhibit, a special
Indian exhibit and-the additional cost
of the government building at the
Louisiana Purchase '. exposition. It
was deemed advisable to. have the date
of. the fair definitely fixed in that
bill, in the event any change from
1903 should be decided .upon. .For
many months past the fair virtually
has been postponed for one Fyear. *A
decided majority of the directors pre?
fer 1904 and have for six months or
more. The repeated ^request of both
domestic and foreign exhibitors for
postponement, evidences from foreign
governments that they had not suffi?
cient time in which to make prepara?
tion for a representative exhibit in
1903, and the fact. that the general
public have for months past consider?
ed postponement a foregone conclusion,
were som? of the reasons that moved
the executive committee to authorize ;
and inform the national commissioner
that any action of congress changing
the time of the- exposition from 1903
to 190? would be acceptable."'
For Southern truckers.
. -Over large areas of the South the
native population devotes almost its
entire energies to the raising of cotton,:
so that*the great district, while -dis?
tinctly agricultural,. is also a' heavy
consumer of food supplies.
A change in these conditions can
best be brought about by inunigration.
There are wanted many ffarmers who
understand gardening, dairying, poul?
try raising'and general farming, to go
into tnese various districts. -; *';/
A large, tract of land ?s not necessa?
rily required.. ..From ten .acres inten?
sively cultivated large profits can be
obtained'; in fact, that amount of land
would keep a .market gardener busy
throughout the year. Closely tribu?
tary to some of the' large Jetties the
price of land would be rinfiuenced
somewhat by the future possibilty of
the city , limits embracing , the, prop?
erty, but at a distance of a few miles
from the commercial centers there are
. in all portions of the South good lands
; .?ortsale at nominal prices.-Muthern.
Farm Magazine of Batlimore for May; :
Arm and Leg Cut Off by Engine.
Charleston, April 29. -"William Boiu
noitt, an employe of the Plant system,
had his arm and leg cut" off by being
inn over by a shifting engine in the
railroad yard early' this morning. He
was climbing to the engine from a
cab when he fell on the tracks and the
wheels passed over his limbs. He
reteihedVconsciousness for some time
after lie accident and suffered great?
ly. He brought assistance to himself
by his cries and he was sent to th?
city St. Francis Xavier's infirmary,
where his wounds were dressed. His
condition is serious this afternoon.
Mr. Boinnoit comes from a prominent
family. He has a large number of
friends and' the terrible accident is
deeply deplored.
Gen. Miles Will be Let Alone.
-;--- -V. J
Washington, April 29.-It is now
believed that no further consideration
will be given by the President to? the
subject of retiring Lieut. Gen. Miles,
so long as the commender of the army
continues his present^ attitude of re?
serve, and that the case will be allow?
ed to remain as it is unless Gen. Miles
himself should do something to take
some action to revive the recent deter?
mination of the President.
Bellefontaine, ,Ohio, April 29.-Four
hundred employees in the Big Four
shops have signed an agreement to
fight the Beef Trust by refusing to eat
any meat for thirty days, beginning
with May 2.
Holds up a Congressman.
"At the end of the campaign," writes
Champ Clark, Missouri's brilliant congress?
man, "from overwork, nervous tension, loss
of sleep and constant speaking I had about
utterly collapsed. It seemed that all the
organs in my body were out of order, but
three bottles of Electric Bitters made me
all right. It's the best all-around medi?
cine ever sold over a druggist's counter."
Over worked, run-down men and weak, \
sickly women gain splendid health and
vitality from Electric Bitters. Try them.
Only 50c. Guaranteed by J. F. W. De
Lorme.
Nobody will take the place of Frank
R. Stockton in American literature.
His humor and ingenuity were his own
andfean be neither imitated nor dupli?
cated. He sometimes nodded, it is
true, as in "The Vizier of the Two
Homed Alexander," butjjwho does not
nod occasionally? He will be missed
by the reading world that reads for
entertainment and amusement.-Cou?
rier-Journal.
THE PHILIPPINE WAR SCANDAL J
War Department Doesn't Know S
Cost of War. Wwm
. . -- . * " "
Washintgon, May X-Agmnaldot|>j
theEilipi.no leader, was the ? spe^??^^
subject of discussion in the senate ags
day. As soon as the PMlippinft^?"1^^^
ernment bill was taken up Mr. ;GiS^2|
mack :pf Tennessee resximed^insC crr^c^^S
ism of the Philfipplneeom
cause of its refusal to . call Aguinaldo ?pl
and other Filipinos, as w?tnesses...:-J?e?ii
maintained, that as reflections by
nesses ha^bee? cast upon the characVifll
ter pf Agumaidb he ought to be?%-p?*^|B
mi tted to appear before the committee^;!!
to defend himself. ^^'^^pWM^M
Mr. Carmack's contention was sharp^t?
ly combated by Mr. Foraker of OMoj^:;^|
Mr. Mc?omas of Maryland ahd;;?^^3
Bnrrton of Kansas. . - . ;::?&i?&m
Mr. Culbertson of Texas msupp^r^jS
of a statement by Mr^ Carmack jthai^f^
the war department 'suppressed - inf casrj^
mation and falsified the situation con^iii
cerning the Philippines, presented^^ar^il
letter from the secretary of war wHc?^||
he thought, was proof bf the Tehnes^B
sela senator's assertion. The secre4aar^^
stated- in. the letter that it -'mji^^B^?
practicable to supply the informatibtt^
requested because no special account;?k
was kept1?! Philippine' war rexpena^^g
and it would; require the services :iof
large force of clerks to iwot?^cm^^^^
information desired. ; - ^ ' - ^^l??SI
Mr. Tillman of South -Caroif?ta^E^^
sisted that decency demandsthat Agui^^^
naldo be brought here to test?y ?n^jgs
hisown;defense. ? * . . r ..;<-:?:.Hc%&M
A r?solu ti on offered by Mk' \ CuI?ex^J"j|=
son of Texas calling for infonnationl|f|
as to recent orders issued in the Phr^^^g
ippines' was adopted. ''S'^tm
: Both the Rosebud reservation ;anaj|p
the sundy civil bills were under cotff ^
sideration but no ' action upon themas
was taken. ; -/ \: .. . ; : -. .. ; . .' % ''i^Msss
General Debate in the Hoase^J
Washington, May l.--The-v^c?t^^
gave most of the day to the Distri^P
of Columbia appropriation biU . wh?c??'f
was not completed. Under the^lati^
tude of general debate several srjeech^
es were made on.general subje^-bn^
by M?;Shatfcuck; ef Gl?o^en?^?m^
trial conditions in the Philippines^
The Burrleston ^
upon the war department for copies^^
all orders to the commanding officers;!
in the Philippnes bearing, upon;^the/fi
operations in Samar , tinder Gen." Jacoby
H. I Smith was adopted. - .-M
I. Bills were passed:^f t^
the port of gentry - in r^tt^^SB^^a^^S
K. C.. col^twnydisWct from ; Eden^
ton tor Elizabeth'^itj^?o^ikW^S^m
the United "Sfetes and;^."West|!Mtl^
Steamship. Company to cbnstn?^^^
bridge across the Manatee; rim
ida. : .;;/^^'-:-i%^
Some Laws of Healttii :
Don't worry. Don't hurry^:D?)^^H
over eat. Don't starve/ Freshi?^^^g
day and night.- Sleep;.'andv'ri^^jEi?Hi^^3
dantly. Spend; ; Jess'' nervous energ||y
each day than you make. Be cheerfuli|||
"Work like, a man ; but " don^^?e^
worked to death:'! Avoid passionah^|
excitement. Associate - withghealthy^*!
people ; : health is contagious &w?|^^j^
diseased Don't carry the wholel'^?^^^
on yourshoulders, far less'?:theif?MH^J
verse. -Trust the eternal.;/ Kej^?B^S
spair, ' ' lost hope is a fatal disease:??lfli
Chicago Medical Times.... - X ; >
"Washington, ' April 29.-President^
Roosevelt has signed the Chinese ex^^
elusion bilL The pen used was giveu|||
to Representative Kahn ,of California,^
who has taken a deep interest in ?thet"^
? Access to books is an open door
wide knowledge, to . a disciplin
mind, and to- immense extension
variety of interests.-May Ladies'?
Home JournaL . . :
! London, April 30.-The Associated:^
Press understands that X H?rp?ni^^
Moraran gets $12,500,000 in stock??O^^
the shipping combine in return for ;hi|||||
services in organizing and financing it.
J. F Skinner, of Georgia, said t?^ft
oe one of the tallest men in the-Sta1*^^
was in Florence Tuesday. His height
above the crowd at the Cbast LineJ^J
passenger station attracted considerap^
ble attention, but he en joyed the IU?Q^
of being tall as much as th e. cro wd .di&^gl
in laughing at him. He is seven feet and
two inches high in his stocking feet. |J
"Little Bed Riding Hocd,rv wasl?
writtenjby Charles Perrault, a French
author, who published it in 16*97.--^^
May Ladies' Home JournaL
Stacd Like a Intone Wail -Si
-'S ty
Between yonr children and the tortares':>^
of itching and barning eczema, scaldhead '$?
or other skin diseases. ^
How? why, by using Bucklen-s. i?nica ?:
Salve, earth's greatest healer. Quickest J
cure for Ulcers, Fever Sores, Salt Bheum, j; ?
Cuts, Burns or Bruises. Infallible for ; ";
Piles. 25c at J. F. W. DeLorme's drug % &?
store.
St. Louis, April 29.-The plant .*of<^
the H?gers Steel Company, of Ma?i- ^
son, 111, employing four hundred men,
was today destroyed by fire, which \
resulted from an explosion. The dam'-:.^|
age is estimated at ??$250,000 with in- ||
surance o $100,000.

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