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MAN AND W1FR FIGHT Dl'FL.
Ixxktng TrirmaeKe* In Dark Room,
lud Ian* Rattle to the Death.
Chicago. Aug. t,?After locking
their two children In a bed room and
fastening all the doors of their Hat.
Antonio Splaslrrl and his wife, Anna,
went Into the darkened parlor today
and tried to kill each other. The wo?
man was stabbed twice with a atll
letto and died before the police ar?
rived. The husband was shot twice
also, snd he may die. A revolver and
a knife were found near the sofa on
which the woman lay dead, another
revolver lay beside the husband's
The disordered room Indicated a
terrible struggle. 8plsslrrl turned
on his side as the police, called by
neighbors, broke Into the room with
a atodgs hammer. He tore a letter
Into bits before the police could atop
him. The letter, when translated
the Italian, may solve the mys
It la thought that Splaslrrl was
Jealous of his wife.
Outwitting the Boll Weevil.
The problem of the South at the
present time is. first, to raise cotton
at all; and, next, to develop an early
maturing seed that will produce cot?
ton of not less than one Inch to one
and one-sixteenth inch, on hill land.
If this problem cannot be successfully
met, then the spinners of the world
must go elsewhere for cotton to make
their finest fabrics.
?arilness In cotton depends upon
the structure of the atalk. This Is the
ootton that begins at once to throw
out fruit limbs on which the fruit
forms quickly, close to the stalk. The
planter should go to the field himself,
choose his stalks and keep those seed
separate at the gin. The production
tf any plantation may he increased
from SI to 30 per cent., without In?
creasing the acreage, simply by pay?
ing eloee attention to the planting of
Cotton must be planted In wide
rows, running esst and west, so that
tbe sun shines In. Hot sun Is the
best friend the farmer has In fighting
tne weevil. When the weevil lays
her eggs in the square, the square
tunas yellow and falls off. If It falls
In the hot dust, that square will parch
I ej|? and die
There can be no such thing ss
"laying by" the crop and putting
aside the plow. The plow and the
picker must be running at the same
when th ? young cotton comes out.
la the spring. It grows very rapidly.
If the weevil is there, already some
of them may be poisoned with Paris
green or arsenate of lead. This ques?
tion has a loused much discussion, pro
and con. If the punctured square*
are picked eft, that generation of
k weevil will be set back from two to
thirty days?which often makes a
difference of crop or no crop.
It may sound like a Joke, but a
swarm of children with a tomato .u.
apiece will pick off enough wee\il.
one by one. to save a crop. On a cer?
tain tract of seventy-five acres, at a
> coat of $225. these little werkers in?
creased the production something
like eighteen hundred dollars.?Sue
Telephonen for the Farmer.
a The article In the Aug. 6Ca Issue of
the farmers' Sun, relating to the In?
troduction of telsphonss Into rural
districts. Is one of more than ordi?
nary Interest to farmers. Ia this sge
of progress snd of advanced civilisa?
tion the telephone is just as necessary
to the farmer as to the city roan
/ Business requirements demand its
use. and the farmer who thinks he
can do without it is simply behind
the times. Iq fact, It Is of more ad
vaatags to the fsrmer than to the
merchant, the lawyer, the banker, or
the doctor; for It la a protection to
him and his family In the Isolated
life of the country.
To the article in question, which was
prepared with the view of enlisting
the co-operative effort of farmers In
the extension of the telephone eya
i tem In their midst, we call the espe?
cial attention of county and local far?
mers' unions throughout the rttate.
This is a work they can all take up
with their nearest market towns, and
by both town and country people
pulling together there Is every reason
to believe that In a short while a tel.
phone will be Installer In the home of
nsarly every farmer In South Caro?
lina. Tbl? would mean a long step
toward 1-etterlng the condition* of
country life, to say nothing of the ac?
tual gain to both country and town
In the saving Of time through IfSJSjt
f dlate snd direct Inter communication.
The cost of establishing telephone
lines In the country Im sjtj | .1
smalt, enough so. It Is estimated |o
make th< price of tin- serve-,. ;.i?>ut
fifty centM a month to the farm, i
against two dollars a month |sj tin
city dwelb-r. There Is scarcely a l it -
) mer In the State who cannM ltff.?rd to
pay that amount, especially in
Of the fact that the returns on the
Investment gfOttld be prot?ably ten
I Id tht cost.
The Wayf* of Women In Tunnels.
Father Knickerbocker is two hur
derd and eighty-three years old, bit
he Is still learning things about wo?
men. His latest experience may ba
of value to younger and callower
cities, so declares a writer In "Suc?
Some time ago William O. McAdoo
who has built up a thriving little bus?
iness under the Hudson river, run?
ning trains between New York and t'm
United States, set aside a special car
for the exclusive use of women. Tht
people hailed the Innovation with joy.
Here, at laat. women could ride, safe
from Jostling, seat-srabblng, tobacco
scented men. True, some fun was
poked at the "Jane Crow" cars, and
there were sly suggestions about mir?
rors, and perfumery, and) powder
boxes, but nevertheless Mr. McAdoo
was hailed as a public-spirited busi?
ness man and a perfectly lovely gen?
tleman. Polite uniformed attendants
at the stations Informed' ladies of the
special car and everything went
There was only one drawback to
the scheme. The women would not
use the car*. Giving the uniformed
attendants, oh, such a look, the ladlee
crowded into the co-educational de?
partment, leaving their special car
half empty. After three months' trial
the gallant Mr. McAdoo has ordered
the ladles' car discontinued.
SING ON, OH HEART!
(By Richard Wlghtman.)
Oh Heart, sing on! the drought is
The birds are panting?stilled their
The typhoon marshalls In the plain,
The air is hot, no sign of rain,
But still, Oh Heart, slug on!
Oh Heart, sing on! somewhere bides
Who lives, and hopes, and waits for!
I know not when nor where thy quest
Shall end. and thou shalt find thy
But stilt, oh Heart, alng on! V
?Sing on, Oh Heart! the summit far
Ts topped by light of yonder star;
The climb is sheer nor paved with
Tha wind Is mournful in the trees, |
But still, Oh Heart, sing on! j
;V ?? ?>"? iTT- ? 77? '
Sing on, Oh Heart! that thou canst
Holds sure the promise of the spring,
And love's fruition full and long.
And thine own height above the
And so. Oh Heart, sing on!
Health as a Primary Factor t? Intel?
Health and success are so largely
dependent upon balance, upon sym?
metry of development, physical and
mental harmony, that we should do
everything possible to secure that
physical poise A'hlch also means men?
tal and moral poise. A largv part of
our Ills come from one-sided develop?
ment, caused by overstlmulaiting some
tissue cells and starving others?
overfeeding and underfeeding. Scien?
tific feeding, therefore, is of vast Im?
Overeating and improper eating are
among the -curses of the world. Think
of the people who put all serfs of In?
compatible* into their stomachs at
the game time and then use all sorts
of nostrums to get rid of their bad
One of the most pathetic sights In
the world Is that of a human being
struggling hard to carry out his am?
bition, yet handlcappping himself
through his Ignorance of physical
What a pathetic figure Cerlyle cut
In the world?a one-sided giant who
might have "been a symmetrical pow?
er, possessor of a colossal brain large?
ly controlled by a dyspeptic stomach!
He was cross and crabbed, and did
Just the things that he did not want
to do. things that he knew It would
be bettor not to do; but he was the
victim of straved nerves, of exhaust?
ed brain-cells largely for want of
Revenue officers have returned to
Or?->nville from the Dark Corner,
srhert they cut up a large 200-gallon
distillery In the neighborhood of
Babe Durham's place. The plant was
not in Operation, bVt the officers
found a lorge quantity of boot and
whiskey, Which they poured <?ut.
R K I ?unnlngton. the Qoorgll
lonatte, wh-> dotted the officers ol
Richmond county for two d.iys, made
his SnOapS OjOrOOl the Savannah rlVOf
pad was seen In MfOAOld county on
\n evsngeltol was exhorting his'
hearers to Roe from th?- wrath to
come, "i warn you," he thundered,]
"that there will bo weeping, and wall*
Ingi and gnashing of tooth!' "
At this mono at an old woman in i
the u,iiho\ stood up. "Sir," she shout* I
ed, "I have no teeth."
"Madim." returned the evangelist,
severely, "teeth will bo provided."
Where is Senator Till man?
. Under the caption, "The Place For
a Senator," the Newberry Observer
has this statement and comment:
Senator Smith, when the summons
came, returned to Washington to take
part in the fight against the iniquities
of the tariff, but Senator Tlllman?
lecturing in the Northwest while con?
gress was In session?refused to go
back. Without wishing to criticise
the senator harshly, It Is only true to
say that it seems to us he would be
more In the line of duty If he were in
his place in the senate at such a time
than traipsing over the country lec?
turing on the negro at so much a
But is Senator Tillman lecturing in
the West? We confess to a more
than ordinary interest in the Sena?
tor's occupation during the past two
or three weeks. He has not been at
his post of duty In Washington, and
when reported ill at his home in
Edgefield, Inquiry developed that he
was somewhere in the West. It was
positively statt-d that the Senator had
been seen in both Cincinnati and St.
Louis, and it was publicly alleged?
upon what authority we do not know
?that he was there In the interest of
person believed to be imperiled in
the coming revelation by South Caro?
lina graft hungers. That was a se?
rious allegation to make without ver?
ification. Now comes the report that
the Senator has abandoned his duties
in Washington to make money upon
the lecture platform. Is that true?
The Trolley as a Clvtlizer.
In traveling on those fp.st, prompt,
roomy, modern cars, run smoothly,
without Jerks over a solid road-bed
by courteous employees, It seemed to
me that this thing was being done
even better here than anywhere in
up-to-date Germany. And I recalled,
with humilltlon, the obsolete condi?
tions generally obtaining today
among our eastern trolley stysems.
I stopped off wherever fancy dlctat-?
ed, talking to farmers, storekeepers,
professional men, traction officials,
and railway men?all sorts and con?
ditions of people; but keeplnp,
especially on the alert, for an exper?
ienced, Intelligent, and communica?
He was not hard to find.
"What's your line doing for this
part of the State?" I asked him.
Doing?" he echoed. "The line's
simply making It! I've been running
these interurbans ever since Ohio first
saw them, ?nd I can tell you they've
brought In a new day for the city,
end for the village, and for the coun?
"Take this section of the road.
When the company was securing the.
right of way, four years ago, lots of
the farmers were afraid of the idea,
and asked so much for the lease that
the company found it cheaper to buy
tneir whole farms outright and be
done with It, Today many of those
same farmers are coming and want?
ing to buy their farms back Strain be?
cause they s*?e what this thing Is do?
ing for their old neighbors."?Success
N Eli BOMS KILL EACH OTHEH.
Bad Wliiskes and Pistols Uulawfulr*
Borne the Cause of a Tragedy at *
Church In York.
Bock Hill, Aug. 9.?Two negroes
and two piatals caused two deaths 'in
a row at a church near Nannie's
mountain, in the upper part of this
county, Friday. Bad whiskey was
?he cause of it, the tragedy starting
with a trivial row and winding <irp
with a double murder. It was all
done pretty quickly. One negro walk?
ed up to another one outside of the
church building, pulled his pistol
and ?bot the fellow clear through the
abdomen. The victim, after falling,
pulled his pistol and shot his assail?
ant through the head, killing nlm in?
stantly- The wounded man was car?
ried to the home of Dr. Campbell
nearby, where he was given attention
with the assistance of Dr. I. A. Big?
ger of this city, who was visiting
there, but the negro died in a few
moments without regaining con?
sciousness. The names of the ne?
groes could not be obtained as the
church Is in an isolated portion o
the county, without telephone com?
While en the way to church Wed?
nesday night near Benno, Laurens
County, Pearl Gist and Buhb Golden,
negroes, engaged in a pistol duel,
both using Iver Johnson "guns," with
the result that Golden was left dead
in the road with a bullet through the
heart. Gist was lodged In Jaii by the
?hi i iff.
When President Taft left Washing?
ton Friday afternoon for ids sum?
mer home In Massachusetts, no In?
timation could be had as to what
11 ? pa Would be taken in the Florette?
postofflce matter. Tin situation ap
peara still t<? !??? badly mixed as the
resuli of efforts i?? land various can
dldates rs -mi months ago, it U
probable, therefore, thai nothing fur?
ther win be dons until next winter
Meanwhile, Jos}, Wilson will hold the
Too Many Clothe* and Too little
Some society women exhaust so
much of their time and energy in ca?
tering to their vanity that they have
comparatively little left for the things
really worth while. Mrs. Grundy has
more abject slaves in America than
in any other country on the globe.
Multitudes of her devotees neglect
their children, their homes, and their
mental improvement, and resort to
all sorts of expedients and extrava?
gances to cater to their vanity.
It Is not so much the purpose of
this paper to condemn the rich for
their wicked extravagance, as to
point out the demoralizing influence
of their vicious example upon those
who cannot afford either luxurious
dress or living. Not only much of
the discontent and unhappiness, but
also a large part of the immorality
and crime In this country, is due to
the influence of the ostentatious
flaunting of wealth in the faces of
those who are less favored. It is a
powerful undermining force In our
The mere possession of money does
not give one the right to debauch his
fellows, or to set an example which
will make them discontented, unhap?
py and tempt them to strain to keep
up an appearance of wealth, at the
possible sacrifice of their integrity
and virtue.?Success Magazine.
Does Extravagant Living Solve the
Some of these wealthy people at?
tempt to justify their extravagance
on the ground that it gives employ?
ment to a great many, says Orison
Swett Marden In "Success Magazine."
No greater delusion ever crept into
a human brain than that wanton ex?
travagance Is justified on the ground
that it gives employment for the de?
moralizing and debauching influence
of it all upon those uselessly employ?
ed infidelity outweighs any possible
good it may do.
It is true that many poor women,
girls and children are enabled to eke
out a miserable existence by spend?
ing years of precious time and energy
working upon a piece of lace em?
broidery, or a thousand-dollar gown
to be worn only once or twice by a
rich woman. But is there no better
deBtlny for human beings made in
God's image than to wear their lives
out and ruin their eye-sight, as Is
done in numerous instances, in mak?
ing that which appeals only to the
vanity of women, many of whom, In
all their lives, never earned the equi?
valent to the food which tbey con?
sume In a single month?
The vulgar flaunting of wealth,
whir*h we see on e*ery hand, is a con?
stant suggestion, a, perpetual tempta?
tion to the poorer classes to strain
every nerve to keep up appearances,
"to keep up with the procession" at
all hazards. i
THE PRICE OF A PENNY.
Scarcity of the New Lincoln Coin and
Resulting Kail Market Manipulated
by Small Boys.
Washington, Aug. 9.?The supply
of the new Lincoln pennies, bearing
the three initials of the designer, has
been^xhausted so far as distribution
at me treasury department is con?
The word that they were "all gone"
was Issued shortly before the treas?
ury building was closed today. Im?
mediately the bulls of the juvenile
curb market outside ran up the price.
From three for a nickel the figures
jumped to two for a nickel, a nickel
a piece, four for a quarter, and a
Some newsboys asked as n^uch as
26 cents each and refused to take
"MORAL WAVE" KEEPS MOVING.
Five Bills Mined at Liquor Selling
and Gambling Favorably Reported
to Alabama House.
Montgomery, Ala., Aug. 10.?-The
house committee on temperance to?
day reported five more of the 'moral
wave" bills favorably. Four of these
are prohibition measures, two by Bal?
lon! and two by Carmichael. The
Ballard bills provide for impeach?
ment of officers who fall to enforce
the prohibition law and give cities
more power to drive out intoxicating
liquors. The Carmichael measures
appropriate $5,000 for use by the
governor and $600 for each solicitor
in the state to be used in enforcing
the prohibition laws.
The fifth bill reported favorably is
the Tarrant bill, aimed at gambling,
it allows chancery courts to declare
houses kept for gambling nuisances
and provides a penalty of from one
to five years at hard labor for per
i om who ga mole.
for Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
How Fire Hurts the Field*.
Of course, the greatest loss sustain?
ed through the burning of vegetable
matter which should be mixed with
the soil, is the loss of the humus
forming materials; but the actual
loss in plant food is also worthy of
serious consideration. The phos?
phorus and potassiupi contained in
the^vegetable matter are not destroy
e,d by burning, for these mineral
plant foods remain in the ashes; but
the nitrogen which our soils need
most is driver, off into the air and
We repeat that the greatest loss is
the destruction of the humus-forming
materials, but let us see just what the
loss of nitrogen amounts to when a
ton of crabgrass, broomsedge, or
cornstalks is burned. If the material
burned by Japan clover or other leg?
umes, the h>ss of nitrogen is much
greater. A ton of crabgrass hay con?
tains about 22 pounds of nitrogen,
and this is worth 20 cents a pound,
which gives It a value of $4.40. A
ton of crabgrass hay. and frequently
muchffjnore than a ton of crabgrass
and other materials equally rich in
nitrogen, is often burned off each
acre. That is, for each acre we burn
over we may easily destroy $4.40
worth of the very plant food our soils
We are slew to accept such state?
ments as facts, because the plowing
under of these materials does not
give immediate evidence of any such
value to be obtained from the plow?
ing under of such a quantity of corn
stover or crabgrass. That is, more
benefit to the first succeeding crop
would be obtained from the applica?
tion of $4.00 worth of cottonseed
meal than from plowing under a ton
of corn stalks. This is undoubetdly so
but the effects of plowing under hu
mua-forming materials are not alone
measured by the nitrogen they con?
tain, and are not limited to the first
year. It is this working for immediate
results alone that has brought our
soils to that degree of infertility rep?
resented by an average yield of 200
pounds of lint cotton and 15 bushels
of corn per acre. No rich land ever
became suddenly unproductive; nor
can a depleted soil be economically
built up to a h gh degree of fertility
in one or two years. From these facts
we should leam that farming lands
for this year's results exclusively,
while sometimes necessary, it persis?
ted in is certain to lead to soil de?
pletion and finally to agricultural and
financial bankruptcy.?Raleigh, (N.
C.) Progressive Farmer.
Spain announced that the country
was tranquil and that many subjects
were volunteering for the war in Mo?
Mr. H. E. Orr has been elected
secretary and assistant treasurer of
the Orr Mills, Anderson, to succeed
Calhoun Harris, who is alleged to be
$50,000 short in his accounts.
ill. S. [.
3 S, L
(For Myrtle Beach.)
Tickets for sale for all trains
each Saturday and for Sunday
forenoon, trains commencing
Saturday, May 29th and continu?
ing to Saturday, Sept. 4th, 1909,
limited to return Monday follow?
ing date of sale.
An excellent opportunity to
visit the famous Seashore Resorts
of South Carolina at a minimum
For information, call on Ticket
Agent, or write.
W. J. CRAiG. T. C. WHITE,
Pas. Traf. Mgr. Gen. Pas. Agt.
WILMINtiTON, N. C.
amd CUR If. the LUNGS
p08?DS E TRIAL 60TTIE FRtE
At!D AI! LUNG TROUBLES
Of? MONEY RZFXJNDED.
MAY RAISE REGISTRY FEES.
Postmaster General Want* to Make
the System Self-SuwtaiiiiiH;?Com?
mittee Appointed to Recommend
Method* for the Betterment of the
\\ tshington, Aug. 7.?Surprised at
reports that the registry system of
the Poetofflce Department has not
proved profitable, Postmaster Gener?
al Hitchcock has taken prompt ac?
tion with a view to making the sys?
tem self-sustaining and he has ap?
pointed a special commit iee to inves?
tigate the whole subject.
The committee will recommend
methods by which the revenues of
the registry system may be increased
and the cost of operating reduced
without impairing its safety. The
committee will cooperate with the
committee on standardization of
forms appointed in April, 1S08, and
to report what progress is being
made to the Third Assistant Postmas?
The committee consists of Charles
H. McBride, assistant superintendent
of the railway mail service, New
York; George L. Wood, assistant su?
perintendent of the division of sala?
ries and allowances, office of the First
Assistant Postmaster General and
Henry D. Temple, assistant superin?
tendent of the Third Assistant Post?
Official figures indicate that the
registry system is expensive, but its
value to the public is so generally ap?
preciated that a slight increase In the
registry fee would hardly be resist?
ed if it became necessExy thus to
increase the revenue for the purpose
of removing the deficit. The Post?
master General is authorized by law
to make the registry fee as high as
twenty cents, but it is not probable
that it will be increased to more than,
ten cents, if it is found necessary to*
raise the rate. The fee at present is
IT'S a good plan to visit
all the salesrooms avail?
able and not decide
which piano to buy un?
til you have seen them all.
We'll take our chance then
on you buying a
The best Piano to be
had for as little mon?
ey as a good Piano
can be sold.
Direct from maker to user,
without agent's ar middle?
man's profits. Every cent of
the price you pay is ac?
counted for in the instru?
Chas. M. Stieff
Artistic Stieff, Shaw and
Stieff Self-Player Pianos.
5 West Trade St.
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