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THaTY WANT CHEAP COTTON.
il Cotton Spinners Urge
That -Exhale* Rrstrtctloiifl'' In Out
pot be MslaSsissd
Frsnkfort. Oer.. Oct. t.?The Inter?
national Conference of Cotton Spin?
ners, in which both the United States
and Great Britain ers strongly repie
seated, todey adopted the follow In a:
??Whereas, all the European t?pin?
ners have expressed the opinion that
"the large visible and invisible supplies
of cotton, together with the prospec?
tive favorable East Indian and Egyp?
tian crops, will suffice to cover th* rev'
qulrementa, evsn notwithstanding the
"Therefore, It la urgently recomen
ded In view of the unusually high
price of cotton snd the unremur.crn
ttve selling price of goods, that the
existing restrictions must be main?
tained snd extended as far as possi?
BALLOONIST GOES MO MILES
Frobsbie Winner et St. Loots Contest
lands aa Minnesota
St. Louis. Mo.. Oct. I.?Unle?b tb^
balloon Centennial, H. E. Honeywell
pilot, which wee lest reported at Liv?
ingston. Ala.. 4M miles from St.
>ats. at 11 o'clock this morning ha*
led I8t miles, ths balloon St.
fsjtitoa. Minn., ft St miles from St.
Louie, has won the race, which be?
sten here Monday aft^noon. Von
FOhl was in the air 41 hours and 3S
V The New York, of which Harmon
was pilot snd Post aid. telegrapt sd
ttmleht that they landed at Elina.
Me., 148 mtv* from here, after a trip
fraught with disappointments. The
New Y<>rk wu* In tht- air 4n hOtlfS
and 4f> mlnutea.
The Indiana, which salted under
protest because H. H. McGlll ha ' no
license, dropped to the ground near
Albany. Minn.. 520 miles air line, af?
ter an exciting trip. McGlll left hers
In a hammock In the bmsket beuause
of ad Injury received at the m re
The other beltons In the race land?
ed as follow*:
Hoosler. (disqualified.) Dr. Crume
and Cutter, near Russellville, Mo.. 17
hours, 24 mlnutea, 122 miles. I'nl
vsr*ity City, Berry and fo*. near
Moorsavll'e Mo.. 21 hours. 55 mln
utes, 204 miles. Pommery, Arnold
and Taylor near Knobel. Ark.. 24
hours. 30 minutes. It2 miles. Cleve?
land, Wsde and Morgan, near Alex?
ander City. Ala., It hours. 46 min?
ute*. 444 mite?.
A telegram received from Honey?
well, dated Epes. Ala., aald he intend
ed to mske the Gulf of Mexico, a dis?
tance of 120 miles.
FISH FROM FARTHEST NORTH.
Peary Steamer Roosevelt Being* Rsck
New York. Oct 6.?Among the soo
loglcal trophies brought back from
the Polar reglona by the Peary explo
rstlon ship Roosevelt are several can."
in which have been preserved the fish
of the farthest North.
From the-e exhibits, which will be
given to the American Museum of
Natural History. It Is Indicated Ihdl
the farthest north one goes the small
ft the Peh become, the last fish la be
lesMwJ in th** progress toward Uis
.North Pole were scarcely spore than
a half an nlch long. Most of these
fl?h are of strange varieties, which
the scientists will be called upon to
The Roosevelt also brought back
the hides and bones of a number of
musk ox, walrus, narwhale*. blue and
silver foxee and Arctic deer. The*e
have all been turned over to the Mu?
seum of Natural History, where they
will be mounted for exhibition.
The end-seat hog, the road hog. the
game hog, and now the North Pole
?tied April, ISM.
*Be Jost ai
SERWANY PUNS mm
FORM Gil OFFICER IN THE KAIS?
ER'S ARMY LAYS BARE THE
l*ropo-es to Obtain German Sphere of
Influence In Santo Domingo and
Haytl by Promoting Trouble.
Washington. Oct. 6.?A most re?
markable story has reached the ad?
ministration which purports to give
the details of an. attempt on the part
of alleged representatives of the Oer-1
man government to establish German
:n.!uen:e In the Wretern hemisphere.
A New Tork lawyer v.ho has Interests
In West Virginia, Is authority for the
intement that he was recently ap?
proached by a representative of the
>rman government, who submitted
ample credentials, and urged to en'
gage under contract in a plan to en?
list fifteen hundred sturdy mountain?
eers In West Virginia to lead a revo?
lution In Santo Domingo and in Hay?
tl. The plan was not unfolded to the
New Yorker at the outset. His visi?
tor felt him out. The New Yorker
says that he took pains to look up
the credentials of hla visitor and
found that the latter fomerly served
in the German army and everything
indicted that he had a right to speak
?rlth authority in submitting the pro?
posal. The lawyer to whom the prop?
osition was submitted Is the son of
i former Representative in Congress
from an Eastern State, and was at
one time a Federal officer himself,
holding a responsible position as a
law officer in one of the government
departments In Washington.
It required nearly two months' time
and much maneuvering on the part
of the German army officer to make
known the details of his plan. After
securing an Introduction to the New
York lawyer and stating that he had
come to him because of the latter's
wide acquaintance In West Virginia
the German took pains to ascertain
whether the New Yorker was entirely
free to engage in an enterprise of an
International character that would
I mean good pay. Step by step he un
Mfljstasitfd^nlt.Pegau .The A**sf rtenn w^a*
I Interested and encouraged his visitor
In order to obtain the full details. It
was an Interesting, not to say a shock?
ing proposal to a patriotic American
The German explained that there
was plenty of inflammable material in
Santo Domingo with which to start a
I revolution to upset the existing re
I public theae. but he appeared to think
I that It required a backbone' and he
I f-It the Injection of a thousand or
I fifteen hundred mountaineers would
I furnish the necessary stlfening for
I the native revolutionists and make
I the movement formidable. He declar
I ed that Germany had Ions f-eK the
I arfaulty Of securing a naval base
I and coaling facilities In the West In
I dies and In South America, to say
I nothing of certain commercial advan
I t:iges. He spoke of the disappolnt
I ment felt in Germany over the failure
I bf that government to acquire the
Danish West Indies. He said that it
I was not proposed by the German gov
I ernment to acquire territory In San
I to Domingo or Haytl. What was de
I s.red was to establish a new republi
I cun form of government that would
I <rant fair concessions to Germany
I and afford her full comemrcial op
I portunities. He explained that the
I I iking of Santo Domingo could be
I accomplished along with the subjuga
I Iftoj of Haytl and practically as a re
I .^ult of the same movement. The
I ? ierman officer referred to the grow
I mg power of Germany In Brazil, and
I \% hen he had finally taken the Amer
I lean colleague Into his confidence ful"
I v he told him that It would be only
I I question of time when the growing
I '.erman influence In Brazil would up
I s^t th?? present government there and.
I reestablish a republic that would give
I greater advantages in a commercial
I way to Qefmany and afford opportun
I ties for the necessary naval and coal
The German officer appeared to
I think that it was only a question of
I 'im?* when a test would be made be
I twe#?n the ITnltsd states and Germany
I to the right Of the latter to estab?
lish a sphere of influence In the West
Indies and In South America. He
I seamed to think that the plan he bad
outlined for revolutionary movements
could not De construed ns an affront
to the Monroe Doctrine as an attempt
at territorial advancement certainly
would be. He reminded his listener
of the prediction made by Senator
Lodge in the senate a few years ago
while discussing the proposed acqulsi
Con oy the UMltsd States of the Dan?
ish West Indies that sooner or later
ihe United States would be called up?
on to assert the Monroe Doctrine
against the growing German influence
ad Fear not-~Let all the ends Thon Aln
rER. s. a, saturdj
WOMAN COMMITS SUICIDE.
Left Note Saying Her Home Was in
Hell and Where Her Body Could lie
Spartanburg, Oct. 6?"My home is
in hell and my body will be found in
the bottom of the creek," is the way
a note read, which was pasted on a
valise, which was found on the bank
of Lawson's Fork near White's Mill.
The name signed to the note was
Eula Foster. Near the valise was an
umbrella. The find was made by two
carpenters, who were recovering the
gin house of Mr. White. Seeing a
young white woman walk through the
woods towards the creek they made
an Investigation and discovered the
valise hanging on the limb of a tree
with the note pasted on the outside.
The deputy sheriff and others visited
the scene and made a search, but the
body has not been found.
CHARLESTON MURDER TRIAL.
llyrns Found Not Guilty of Murder
But Csmvlcted of Carrying Conceal?
Charleston, Oct. 6.?In the court
of general sessions yesterday William
I3yms was tried for the killing of J.
C. Jaudon, who died on August 21
from a pistol shot Inflicted by the de?
fendant on August 9, in the Palace
cafe, King street. The Jury returned;
a verdict of not guilty on the charge
of murder, and guilty of carrying a
cbncealed weapon. Counsel for the
defendant gave notice of a motion for
a new trial. Policeman F. W. Burn
and J. E. Dawson were tried and ac?
quitted on the charge of unlawfully
killing Robt. Glvens, near the Clyde
wharves, on July 30. The Jury
promptly brought in a verdict of not
HAVE A NEW STUDY.
Public Schools (hi Illinois Set a Goodj
Chicago, 111., Oct. 5.?For the first
time in the history of the public
' schools of 4!H?o!? the State Legisla?
ture has dictated that a course of
study, the humane treatment of ani?
mals, henceforth is to be taught.
Not only Is the course ordered as a
part of the work of the common
schools, but the law provides a penal?
ty for neglect on the part of teachers.
The penalty is a withholding of 5 per
cent of the monthly salaries.
The provisions of the new law are
set forth in a circular which was is?
sued by Mrs. Ella Flagg Young, su?
perintendent of schools. yesterday.
The circular was sent to all principals
and teachers in the Chicago public
The law makes it the duty of teach?
ers to teach "honesty, kindness, jus?
tice and moral courage, for the pur?
pose of lessening crime and ratting
the standard of good citizenship." It
provides that one-half hour each
week shall be devoted to teaching
"kindness and justice to and human?
treatment and protection of birds and
in the Western hemisphere.
The German even discussed the
type of arms with which the West
Virginia mountain recruits should \>e
equipped. He inquired whether they
were familiar with the use of the
Mauser rifle and when he was told
that they preferred the Winchester
he seemed to think that they could
be very easily trained to the use of
the Mauser. The plan was to embark
the recruits in small numbers for
Germany under secrecy and then
tranship them from Germany to San?
to Domingo, landing them in the
Domingan country in small numbers
as industrial workers until the full
complement had been safely deliver?
ed and then to secretly supply them
with the necessary munitions of war
to promote the revolutionary work.
After having learned all of the de?
tails, the New York lawyer courteous?
ly retired from the arrangem? nt. He
was astounded by the enormety of
the proposal and for a time was dis?
posal to regard the scheme as v ision?
ary and its promoter as unreliable.
But an investigation of the man's an?
tecedents and his character convinced
him that the author of the movement
was thoroughly reliable, that his rela?
tions with his government and Ith
record in the military service in Ger?
many, ?tamped him as trustworthy
and when these things were consider?
ed In connection Wth the real situa?
tion in South America and the West
Indies the New Yorker was compelled
to give credence to the matter. He
told the story to a friend of his ami
in course of time it Altered into ad?
ministration circles and it Is now be?
is't at be thy Country's, Thy God's an
^Y. OC TOBER 9. 19C
WRIGHTS' SPLENDID FE&T. ,
GREAT THRONGS CHEER THE !
FLIGHT OF THE SKY-PILOT.
Dayton Aviator Sails Majestically Up
The Hudson to Grant's Tomb And
Returns, Crossing Over Many War
Ships and Innumerable River Craft,
and Land? Amid Plaudits of the
New York, Oct. 4.?An aeroplane
flashed past the white dome of
Grant's tomb today, then, turning
gracefully in midair over the waters
of the Hudson, shot like a falcon
back to Governor's Island, ten miles
Wilbur Wright, of Dayton, Ohio,
thus placed his name In, the rank
with Hudson and Fulton today in one
of the most spectacular feats in the
history of aeronautics.
Over the masts of war ships, from
whose decks hoarse cheers of the
sailors were borne up to him in his
elevated seat, he flew for twenty miles
?ten miles up and ten miles back?
I remaining In the air for thirty-five
I minutes and thirty-three seconds, and
I alighting at the aerodrome without
During the flight business was
practically at a standstill 'n all that
part of Manhattan from which a view
: his remarkable performance was
available. Harbor craft shrieked their
applause, cheer after cheer swept up
from the banks of the Hudson and
the lower bay, for the Dayton aviator
had "made good," crowning the avi?
ation programme of the Hudsoji-Ful
ton celebration with a record.
Wright started on his flight up the
Hudson at 9:56 a. m., and finished at
10:29.33. He had Intended to imnrove
upon his achievement of the morning
by making a longer and more haz?
ardous flight at sunset, but the crip?
pling of his motor just as be was
about to start on the evening attempt
dashed his hopes, as well as those of
the thousands who had assembled on
Governor's Island to cheer him on.
FRAUD ORDER ISSUED.
Me*. Llsale Smith, of Ulmes* S. C,
Clashes With Postoffice Depart?
Washington, Oct. 5.?A fraud order
has been issued by the postoflice de?
partment against Mrs. Lizzie Smi?1).
of Ulmers, South Carolina. charged
with conducting a scheme through
the mails to obtain property by means
of false and fraudulent pretence*. Ad?
vertisements were published by Mrs.
Smith in leading magazines under the
"For Exchange" column exploiting B
proposition to exchange dry goods
and useful articles, for premium to?
bacco tugs, coupons, signatures, soap
Wrappers ami cancelled postal
stamps. As might be expected from
an advertisement of this nature, it
produced many replies, and Mrs.
Smith, it is said, received great quan?
tities of the numerous articles adver?
One party who forwarded Mrs.
Smith 7,000 cancelled -stamps, became
suspicions when no reply was receiv?
ed, and made a complaint to the pos?
tal officials who made an investiga?
tion of her business. A postoflice of?
ficial wrote Mrs. Smith regarding the
batch of cancelled stamps which had
been forwarded to her by the com?
plainant and he got an answer to the
effect that the sender of the stamps
nad been written to several times to
send postage for their return. At the
same time, she stated the stamps were
not' the kind desired and that the
stamps had been returned to the com
olainant at her own expense. This
the complainant denied at the time,
but later stated that about one-half of
? he stamps had been returned, most
?f the stamps being held by Mrs.
Of the numerous complaints that
nave been received against Mr*.
J-'mith bv the postoflice officials prac?
tically all are io the effect that noth
'ng had been received in turn, and
that no ^replies were made to com?
munications addressed to her, after
it? articles wer*; nt. When the
I tost OfflCS Inspector called at Mrs.
^tilth's place of business be learned
that the business was conducted by
Frank H. Smith, the husband of Mrs.
Lizzie Smith. When asked why the
business was conducted under his
wife's name, Smith would give no re?
ply other than that he was her hus?
A preliminary official report on the
acreage of wheat In Argentina places
it at 14,276,000, which is larger than
expected. In 1908 the acreage was
14.942.200, production 161,700.000
bushels; in 1907, acreage 14,232,000,
rpOdUCtlon 192,489,000 bushels. The
production this year may equal* that
STATE K-nX RAILROAD RATES.
Secretary Lore Receives Notice From
Railways Regarding Cheap Fares
Columbia, Oct. 7.?Secretary Love
of the Fair Association received word
last night that reduced rates had
been granted to the St?Ue fair. The
rates will be published in a few days
and the limit of tickets will extend
from Saturday before the fair until
the'Monday after the fair. The tick?
ets will include admission to the fair
SEVEN MULES KILLED IN STORM
Wind Wrecks Stable Near Summer
Summerton, Oct. 6.?The rains last
night were the heaviest known here
for many years. The wind was pret?
ty high in some localities. It is re?
ported that seven mules, the property
of Mr. O. C. Scarboro, were killed last
night on his farm about tight miles
from here by the collapse of the barn
situated ever his stables, caused by
the high wind.
SECRET SERVICE SLIPPED UP.
Money Given Out by Alleged Coun?
terfeiter, Kept in Jail Five Months.
Found to be Genuine.
Bristol, Tenn., Oct. 6.?After being
kept in jail five months, charged with
counterfeiting, John Preston has been
released upon the discovery that the
alleged money Is all genuine. The
news reached here from Abingdon,
Va., where he was in jail. A grand
jury ordered his release. He was ar?
rested by United States officers.
BOY KILLED IN OCONEE.
Lad of Sflx, Living Near WallmlUi.
Meets Death by Shooting.
Greenville, Oct. 6.?David Haul
brooks, a boy of 6 years, was killed
this morning at his father's home,
near Walhalla. He was shot in the
breaet artd died Instantly. No one vp
present, but a brother, aged 8, heard
the report of a gun. Reports
are meagre and details cannot be had.
It is not known whether it was ac?
cidental killing or homicide
PEARY TO PROVE CASE.
Will Give Records to National Geo?
Washington. Oct. G.?Commander
Peary has formally notified the Na?
tional Geographic Society of his ac?
ceptance of its offer to examin ? and
pass upon the records of his polar ex?
ploration. Notice to this effect came
to Prof. Willis L. Moore, president of
th?> society, in a telegram from Com?
mander Peary, reading as follows:
"Copy of society's offer just receiv?
ed. I am not only willing but desire
to submit my records and data to a
commission of American scientists
that is impartially selected. '
So far the society has heard noth?
ing from Dr. Cook save through the
public prints in answer to its invita?
tion to have both explorers submit
their data to a competent scientific
commission in the United States. It
is presumed, in view of the fact that
the American Geographic society
and the Museum of American History
in New York also invited both of the
polar explorers to submit their re?
cords for the consideration of the
commission, that Commander Peary
has made to them a response similar
to that received this morning by the
National Geographic BOCt*ty.
The regular meeting of the board
of directors of the National Geogra?
phic society will be held hen> next
Friday, when some action will he
[ taken looking to the appointment of
a special commission.
In case Dr. 'Cook fails to respond to
the invitation President Moore says
the sp'cial commission will consider
Commander Peary's data.
That duplicate copies of hi< records
v ill be submitted to American sclent'
istp simultaneously srttli those sent
til the University Of Copenhagen was
the statement made by Dr. Frederick
A Cook while en route to this city
today. Dr. Cook said:
"My original records will go first to
thr University Of Copenhagen. I in?
tend, however, to have duplicates
made. These will be submitted to
the American Geographic Society. I
shall request the Copenhagen author
ities to withhold their announcement
until the American society has had an
opportunity to come to a conclusion.
"Then when the scientists on both
sides of the water are ready, the an?
nouncement will be made simultan?
eously in both places."
2 SO?THRON, Established Jone, 18M
[es?Vol. XXX. 3?. 13.
MOS TO 60 TO MB
EXPLORER WILL STAND RY HIS
PROMISE TO THEM.
University of Copenhagen to he
Often First Whack at Rrooklyn
Man's Observation?, but he will
Ask University to Withhold An?
nouncement Until all Scientific
Bodies Can See Records.
Copenhagen, Oct. 4?The announ?
cement of Dr. Cook's willingness to
request the University of Copenhagen
to waive its claim to the first examin?
ation of the records of his Journey
to the North Pole causes keen disap?
pointment, and whatever may be the
reply of the University to the ex?
plorer's request, present indications
do not foreshadow a graceful ac?
quiescence on the part ef the general
The general public is inciined to be
annoyed at the suggestion that for?
eign science bodies shall first see the
records. The people consider tne
promise to give the University here
the first opportunity of passing on
the records as nothing but justice in
view of the honors heaped upon the
explorer by both the University and
the Danish public and their ungrudg?
ing support and belief >n his exploits.
Cook Makes Statement.
Baltimore, Oct. 4.?Just before he
left his hotel for the theatre, where
he delivered a lecture tonight, Dr.
Cook was shown the Associated Press
dispatch from Copenhagen relative to
his reported intention to request the
University of that city to waive its
claim to the first examination of his
records. After reading the dispatch
carefully he said:
"A wrong impression has been re?
ceived in Denmark as to just what I
said in Washington last night, and
this, too, seems in this country. In
order that there may be no further
misunderstanding, I shall be glad to
have the Assiciated Press say, as
coming from me, that I shall adhere
to the original plan te have the Uni?
versity of Copenhagen make the first
I examination-of my records, but that
j t-?hall ?nk th i?. HnirersHy to with?
hold the announcement of the result
I of such exam niation until the re?
cords shall have been examined sim?
ultaneously by aU the geographical
societies "of fn^sflfotrld. Trt$nediatley
they have been examined by the Un?
iversity of Copenhagen, duplicate
copies of my records Will be submit?
ted to all the geographical se>cieties of
the world and to any other scien?
tific bodies desiring them/'
ERROR FREES PRISONER.
Opening of Sealed Sentence Brings;
Joy to aVeeessjdJ Man.
Greenville, Oct. 5.?A clerical er?
ror in writing a sentence freed a man
yesterday from punishment for assault*
and battery with intent to kill. Bob'
Duncan, who was brought to town'
several days ago and lodged in jail
until he should consent to the open?
ing of a sealed sentence left for him
in 1901, asked that the sentence be
opened yesterday. Upon opening the
sentence it was found that it read:
"twelve month at hard labor or a
fine of one dollar." Duncan paid the
dollar and walked away well satisfi?
ed with the leniency of the Judge.
The sentence has been hanging over
him for a number of years, having
been given by Judge D. A. Town
send on September 16, 1901. Duncan
was convicted of assult and battery
with intent to kill, the trial having
been carried out during his absence.
Several days ago he was brought in
by the deputy sheriffs, and not con?
senting to the opening of the sen?
tence, was put in jail. Yesterday he
signified his consent to the opening,
and upon opening it the clerk of the
court was surprised to find that the
alternate of twelve months imprison*
ment was only one dollar. There was
no help for the oe'curence. however,
and he was obliged to release the
man upon the payment of the earn
of one dollar.
The opinion of the clerk is that
the sentence should have read
"twelve month and one dollar." since
it la customary for the labor sentence
to be accompanied by some fine.
Other opinions are that the amount
of money shot Id have been one hun?
A St. Petersburg cable states ?h<tt
the chairman of the Duma Agricultu?
ral Commiftei has submitted a pi^
p<><.ti to the premier that the gov<rn
rttent poreee Brazil's policy on cedset
ind buy $50,000,000 worth of wheat
in order to prevent a heavy bieak in
prices on account ef the bi^ produc?
tion. The premier demurred, but
Inally agreed to submit the Bmsjtajf
.o the cabinet.