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FASTEST BALL80N TRIP.
DK. T. a C. LOWE MADE WOHLD S
HKCOHD IS IM1.
Mied rYom Cincinnati to Union,
a C . In Nine Mourn, a Dtrtance of
More Than MM) Miles In a Direct
Line Hut Annuity Covered More
Than 700 Mile* by Route Me Trav?
Union. 8. C Oct. IS.?The claim
that A. B. Lambert and 8. Louis von
Phul. raemebers of the Aero Club of
St. Louis, established new world's
records for long distance and speed
la aeronautics, when, ascending In
their ball ton In M. Louis, Mo., on
Friday afternoon of last week at 6:30
o'clock they landed In Dorchester
county, near Charleston. 8. C. on Sat?
urday morning at 9 o'clock, having
saads an average spaed of 44 miles
aa hour, la challenged by parties here
who have records Showing that high?
er spssd than this was attained In a
balloon voyage made 48 years ago.
The aeronautic feat referred to was
that of Prof. T. 8. C. Lowe, now head
of Lows observatory, near Pasadena.
Oat. who. on April 10. llfT, ascended
la a balloon at Cincinnati. Ohio, at
1:10 a m.. and at It:SO p. m.. of the
sasne day Isadsd at Pea Ridge in this
county. Although In the air only nine
hours. Prof. Lowe oovered an air line
distance of over 500 miles, not in
eluding several hundred additional
caused by his balloon being carried In
aa air current Into Virginia, then to?
wards the South Carolina sea coast,
before reaching his landing place near
Prof. Lowe's balloon voyage was
not only an eventful one because It
est a pace In aeronautics for distance
traveled per hour not yet equaled, but
because, being at the outbreak of the
War Between the States when sec
tlonal feeling was at high pitch, when
ha descended with his balloon In the
rural section of this county he was
regarded by some persons as being a
"Yankee spy" and but for the action
af cooler hearts might have met with
His descent among these country
paapls, many of whom never saw a
balloon before, caused excitement and
aeausiug Incidents, wbtoh are recalled
by older residents.
Priadens, Cat. Oct. II.?Prof.
Thadd?us a C. Lowe, director of
Laws obsrsvatory, tonight corrobo?
rated ths assertion that In a flight
eaade 41 yuafs ago hs surpassed the
performance of A. B. Lambert and
Louis von Puhl of the St. Louts Aero
Club, trhow e-e regarded aa the hold
are of the balloon speed record. He
sailed 700 miles from Cincinnati In
*HoarsenesH In a child subject to
croup is a sure indication o* the ap
llsf. wsnt to he cured, take Chamber?
lain's Cough Remedy. Sold by W. W.
Cook is loading Peary another stern
chase over the lecture route.?Wash?
is an instrument bought
once in a lifetime. In buy?
ing on<: do not depend jp
on looks merely?inquire
as to its inmost parts, its
tone, volume, its action
and general construction?
have M expert play it for
you, bring out its sweet
ness and strength of tone,
and test it in every way.
We invite you to visit
our salesrooms?give our
Pianos your most rigid ex?
amination and you will be
our customer, for the Stieff
always wins out.
Chas. M. Stieff,
Manufacturer of the
Artistic Stieff, Shaw and
Stieff Self-player Pianos.
* Went Trade Si.
Charlotte, - N. C.
C. II. WII.MOTH. Millinger.
(Mention I ill-* pap?r.)
TiiTT HIGH COTTON BE THE SLO?
South Ham Opportunity to Benefit
Greatly by Its Monopoly of Cotton.
Discussing editorially the cotton sit?
uation, the Manuaftcurers' Record
Unless all sources of Information In
regard to the cotton crop are thor?
oughly unreliable, the yield this year
will be very short. Considering the
rapid increase in the world's con?
sumption of coton even during such
a period of depression as that of
1907-1908, it may be accepted almost
without question that with the won?
derful prosperity which is now coin?
ing upon this country and which from
this country will spread more or less
to all other lands there will be a
great Increase In the consumption of
cotton goods. The very general claim
made by mill owners that higher
prices will lessen consumption may
prove a fallacy. Last ytar it was very
difficult to And a market for 16,000,
000 tons of pig Iron when Iron was
selling on the basis of 810 to 811 in
Birmingham. Now the market is
consuming pig Iron at the rate of 30,
000,000 tons, though prices are on
the basis of 816 at Birmingham. With
double the production of last year
now going on, with prices st an ad?
vance of about 38, per cent, buyers
are eager for iron which last year
they were unwilling to accept at the
lower prices and while production
was J ist about one-half of what it is
now. It is. therefore, not altogether
safe for spinners to count on a re?
duced demand for cotton goods by
reason of higher prices of the raw
material. If general business revives
commensurate with the revival in the
iron trade, end It seems that this is
absolutely certain, then the world will
be ready to consume all the cotton
goods that can be produced out of
this year's crop, even though prices
for the raw material should rule
higher than at present.
The Bngllsh spinners, as usual, are
playing a very shrewd game. Some
years ago a leading cotton manufac?
turer In the South wrote to the Man?
ufacturers' Record that he was op?
posed to any Invitation being extend?
ed the spinners of England to visit
this country, because, said, be. tbey
are the ablest merchants In tbs world
and be was opposed to their gaining
by personal etudy any knowledge of
the ootton condition! In the South.
He did not want them aa competitors
to any greater extent than they then
?were, and he was afraid that a visit
to the South would enlarge their
knowldege of cotton production and
cotton manufacture In this section.
The English spinners, however, are
shrewd enough to thoroughly under?
stand these conditions without a per?
sonal Investigation. They and the
spinnera of the Continent are making
a great outcry at present about the
high price of cotton and are endeav?
oring to Induce the cotton spinners of
the world to curtail production in or
| der to force down the marken for the
raw cotton, or to force up the market
for cotton goods; but. while doing
this they are vigorously at work
buying cotton aa rapidly as it can be
had. American mills, on the other
hand, are limiting their purchases,
hoping to secure lower prices.
Considering the decrease in the 1
yield, prices which ordinarily might
be counted as good, would this year
be disastrous to Southern farmers as 1
a whole. In some States, especially
the Carolinas and Georgia, the crop
Is fairly large, and the growers in
these section^ will be enriched by the
high prices due to the shortage in the 1
Southwest. Taking the situation as a 1
whole, however. It ought to be the 1
aim of coton mill people of the South 1
as well as of every business man in 1
this section, to do all in their power (
to secure for the benefit of the South
? high range of prices. The policy
which would attempt to force down
the price of the raw staple is unwise
from every point of view. So impor?
tant is cotton in the trade relations of
this country and in our financial rela?
tions with Europe that every industry
in the country is benefitted by the
prosperity which flows from the pros?
perity of cotton growers; while many
industries would be greatly hampered
and their prosperity eurtaibd by low
prices Ihr cotton. The South has a
practical monopoly of cotton. Nature
has forced upon this section this year
a very short crop. It is the Bouth's
opportunity, if not its duty, to unite
In securing the utmost benefit of thi*
monopoly and compel he world to pay
a price commensuratf With the
World's needs for cotton goods and
with the shortage 1n the crop. The
cotton mill owner |g tin South who
takes any other view of tin- situation |
Is deiling with the problem from aj
narrow point of view, rather than j
fnun thai of the best Interest of all
the people of the whole South.
?Your counh annoys you. Keep Oil
baoklnf end tearing the delleate 1
membranes of your throat If you want
to I" annoyed. Hut If you want re- j
pi i m Ii of the dlooaeo. it Chamber?
laln'i ? ?<mkIi Remedy is given at oncei
of even after the croupy cough has
sppsaredi it s/lll prevent the attack.
Contains no poison. Bold by W, w.
CHARLESTON" MUSIC FESTIVAL.
One of the Greatest Musical Events of
The Year?Distinguished Artists
With the bankers, merchants, law?
yers, doctors, preachers and other
business and professional men of
Charleston behind it, the city of Char?
leston ig announcing a music and fes?
tival week which should take hun?
dreds of South Carolinians to ''The
City by the between October 25 and
Charleston, always an attractive
city to the visitor, is especially so In
the fall months, and the numerous
torpedo boats of the Atlantic Torpedo
Flotilla, which are due to return from
their summer maneuvres during the
Festival week, will provide a feature
of special interest to those who dwell
away from the coast. Amusements
of various kinds will be offered to
suit the most varied tastes. The finan?
cial support guaranteed the enter?
prise by the business men of Charles?
ton who are promoting it Is such as
to make the assurance absolute that
the entertainment will be adequate In
The distinguishing feature of the
Festival, however, will be the five
great musical concerts, far which the
most elaborate preparations have
been under way for weeks. A chorus
of more than two hundred picked
voices will take part in these concerts
and the musical programme has been
arranged, with extraordinary care
and offers a musical treat, features of
which will surely excel anything hith?
erto given in this part of the country.
The Russian Symphony Orchestra
which has been engaged for the con?
certs has gained fame in the East and
West with a rapidity almost sensa?
tional and will now make its initial
appearance in the South, fifty pieces
strong with Modest Altschuler aa Its
conductor and accompanied by solo?
ists of distii fished ability. To miss
hearing one or more of these concerts
is to miss a musical opportunity of the
The Festival is being extensively
advertised and Charleston expects to
entertain a record-breaking crowd,
but there will be room and entertain?
ment for all, and all who come are
promised a hearty welcome.
NOTED YEGGMAN CONVICTED.
Newark Tony Sentenced to IS Years
Bennettsvllle, 8. C, Oct. 18.?Thos.
P. Lacy, alias Newark Tony, was tried
and convicted here today In the Court
of General Sessions on a charge of
housebreaklng and larceny and safe
cracking, and was sentenced to a
term of twelve years in the peniten?
tiary. The verdict was guilty, with a
recomemndation to mercy, which re?
duced the sentence from life Impris?
onment to a term of years not less
than ten. It is understood that the
jury stood nine to three for a straight
verdict of guilty, and that the three
Jurors who were In favoT of a recom?
mendation to mercy finally brought
the nine others to their way of think?
Lucy conducted his own detense,
and showed himself to be familiar
with criminal procedure, intelligent
and quick. He- however, did not
show himself to be the educated man
he is reputed to be. He demanded
the separation of witnesses and In?
sisted upon the retirement of Inspec?
tor Gregory, but Judge Klugh allow?
ed that witness to remain in the court
Lacy, upon the announcement of
the sentence, stated that he desired to
appeal If there be provision for any
appeal, he being a pauper. Lacy
took the stand, hut did his case no
good at all, except, possibly, by way
Df some slight sympathy aroused.
< OOO RGIA ? C AROLIN A FA IR.
Augusta. Ga.. November 6-15, 1909.
The Atlantic Coast Line announces
Very low excursion rates to Augusta
for the above occasion and for the
The President is scheduled to reach
Augusta. Saturday evening November
t'?. spend Sunday there and meet and
address the people of South Carolina
and Georgia on Monday, November 8.
Another great event during the Fair
will be the Football Game between
the Clemson College and University of
Georgia teams on November 10; and
still another will be Ohildrens' Day,
U'tund trip tlekets will he sold from
Bavannahi Charleston, Congaree. Flor?
ence, Darlington. Camden, and inter?
mediate points, Nov. (J to 12, limit
to leave Augusta not later than mid?
night of November l&th, 1909
For tickets, rates, schedules and
any desired Information, call OH M- F.
Duke. Ticket Agent, Sutnter or any
Agent of the Atlantic Coast Line, or
W. J, CRAIG, T. C. WHITE.
Pas, Traffic Mgr. Gen. Pas. Agt.
WILMINGTON, N. c.
We do not think that the Hotten?
tots uiii put Teddy In a stew.-?Char
It ton Newi and Courier.
COOK HAS DEFENDER.
Knud Kn.Mnv.issn? Has Eskimo Evl
donce In IHwtor'w Favor and is Will?
ing to Produce lit.
Copenhagen, Oct. 19.?The Green?
land steamer Godthaab, in comamnd
of Capt Schobeye, has arrived here, ?
Capt. Schobeye reports that Knud j
Rasmussen, the explorer, who is now I
in Greenland, after examining 36
Cape York Eskimos who had seen
Dr. Cook's Eskimo companions, is
quite convinced that Dr. Cook reach?
ed the pole. He says that Rasmus
sen is willing to go to the United
States with the two Eskimos, Ituka
shoo and Ahwelab, who were Dr.
Cook's sole companions in the latter
part of his expedition. Rasmussen,
however, the captain states, had not
himself seen Itukashoo or Ahwelah,
who are now hunting.
SPECULATION IS GAMBLING.
United State* Supreme Court Decides
That Stock Exchange Debt* Cannot
Washington, Oct 18.?The Su?
preme Court of the United States to?
day refused to take cognisance of Che
case of Majors vs. Williamson, invol?
ving responsibility for a note given
to pay a debt assumed in connection
with a speculation on the stock ex?
change. The debt was contracted by
Williamson in Memphis, Tenn., and a
note was given with Mississippi real
estate as security. The laws of Ten?
nessee and Mississippi prohibit gam?
bling, and it was contended that un?
der such laws the note could not be
collected. The United States Circuit
Court of Appeals sustained this view
and the effect of today's ruling is to
uphold the finding of that court.
McKAGEN CHICKEN STEW.
Pythians Had a Feaat of Good Tilings
The K. of P. chicken stew and bar?
becue at the grove In front of Mr. W.
W. McKagen's residence last night
was largely attended and much en
Joyed by the members of Gamecock
Lodge, No. 17. K. of P.
McKagen's chicken stew, "the stew
that has made Sumter famous" in
the opinion of Knight of Pythia? "dr?
eien, was delicious and Stoney't rn
fritters, well known over this State
as an illustration that Southern raised
corn does not cause but rather has a
tendency to prevent pellagra, and
then Saul Prlngle's barbecued shoat
and other "accessories," were washed
down with steaming coffee and cap?
ped off with cigars.
"Nine days to the week" wu the
rate at which the boys figured it out
that they were living last night.
McKagen's * grove Is the popular
place for affairs of this kind and It Is
located right In the city and in an
The grounds were lighted up with
the famous Kltsen lights through the
courtesy of Mr. Dolph Manheim, who
is State agent for them.
L. F. Dorn, a prominent Ma-son and
a merchant at Parksville, and als<
managing big power developments at
Parksville, was run over and Instant?
ly killed at Trenton Tuesday by a pas?
senger train backing Into the station,
on its way to Edgefield. Dorn step?
ped in front of the train with bis back
toward it, while watching another
train go out toward Columbia from
Augusta, on which he bad been a pas?
ANOTHER GRAFTER ARRESTED.
Oinrinnatil Man Who Sold This Stale
Columbia, Oct. 19.?Denis Wels
kopf, president of the Nivisson, Wies
kopf Company of Cincinnati, Ohio,
was in Columbia yesterday and gave
bond for $100,000 to appear here in
January to answer to the charge of
conspiracy to defraud the State, per?
jury and bribery. Welskopf is the
head of the concern which put
through the famous label transaction.
This was one of the chapters in the
history of the State dispensary which
caused the people of the State to open
their eyes in astonishment and per?
haps hastened the downfall of the
dispensary. Welskopf came here at
the time and testified and It is under?
stood has since made statements
which indicate that he perjured him?
self on that former visit.
He sold the State 21.000.000 labels,
receiving therefor $35,677. The in?
vestigating committee at that time
put In evidence the claim that the
State was overcharged about $25,000.
It is now stated that the attorney
general has evidence to show that not
only were the calculations correct, but
that he knows where every dollar of
the graft went and that Welskopf's
rake-oft was aoout $7,500.
Weiskopf was indicted along with
others on the charge of conspiracy to
defraud the State, and when he did
not appear here at the recent term of
court a bench warrant was issued for
his arrest. Gov. Ansel upon this war?
rant made requisition upon Gov. Jud
son Harmon of Ohio for the arrest
and delivery of Weiskopf's person to
the agents of the State. Gov. Har?
mon last week, after careful investi?
gation, honored the requisition, and
Weiskopf became a prisoner of the
State of South Carolina.
Attorney General Lyon went to Cin?
cinnati last week to connect up a num?
ber of matters, and while there learn
ed that the requisition papers had
been honored. He did not go to see
Gov. Harmon. Weiskopf was brought
to Columbia and his attorney, Judge
Howard Ferris, of Cincinnati, came
with him. Yesterday a bond for $10,
0000 in the National Surety Company
was filed with the clerk of court of
WEST POINT CADETSHIP.
Marion W. Commander Receives Ap?
pointment From Senator Smith.
Mr. Marlon W. Commander, son of
Mr. R. C. Commander of this city has
received the appointment from Sen -
ator Smith to West Point and he left
Saturday night for Highland Falls.
New York, where he will enter a pre?
paratory school and will receive sev?
eral months training so as to be able
to stand the examination for West
Point. He will stand this examina?
tion in January.?Florence Times.
Some Fravtlous Steeds.
Bucking horses, ridden by fearless
cowboys will furnish a vast amount
of excitement with Buffalo Bill's Wild
West and Pawnee Bill's Far East
when it appears in this city. Mus?
tangs and bronchos, ill-tempered and
naturally rebellious, will be used in
demonstrating the superiority of man
over vicious equines. and will picture
one of the real factors in the cowboy's
life upon the plains. To this featur^
will be added trained bronchos and
mustangs, illustrating the further
mastery of the trainer in shaping the
actions of these purely Western-brei
e just received a new stock of *
t Witter, 4 ozs.
t Water, 8 ozs.
t Water, 4 ozs.
t Water. 8 ozs.
Toilet Water. 4 ozs.
Cream, Jar, ....
We also have a large stock o
Perfumes and Soaps.
ELEPHONE 283. SIBERT'S DRUG 5
ACCUSED OF KILLING MAYOR.
Two Men Charged With Atnatimi
At Newport, N. V.
Beaufort, N. C, Oct. )*.?The
grand jury today brought in a Ml *f
murder against S. J. Sandern, w he and
been arrested for the death of II. Z.
Newberry. of Newport, N. C whe was
shot to death Saturday ni-hi at she
door of his home there. Judge ?.uk>?
ordered the sheriff to summon ate
talesmen in order to get a j?jy. The
case Is set for Friday at It a. m.
Sanders today is lacked tn the Car
taret county jail here, while hie
brother. B. F. Sanders, also Is under
arrest, held as en accessory. The pris?
oners were brought here UM night
by Sheriff Hancock, after a ?r rouet's
jury at Newport had return* d a ver?
dict that Mayor Newbtrry's death re?
sulted from gunshot wounds tnflieted
by S. J. Sanders, and that his bielber
also was implicated in the nhcoth?g.
The assassination of Mayor New
berry was the direct outcome, II la
said, of the prosecution of "blind tig?
er" cases. The mayor recently bad
had several persons arrefrted fer Il?
legally selling whiskejr, and four st
the men, including the two Sanders
brothers, were bound over for eewrt
at Beaufort next Monday. Jt s? al?
leged that threats have been made
against the mayor's life, and after bis
assassination Saturday night euepleton
was directed to the Sanderp brothers.
Great excitement prevailed after
the tragedy occurred Saturday sight.
Requests for bloodhounds were sent
to Tarboro, and the road in front ef
the mayor's home nras roped og in
hope that the dogs might be able to>
readily pick up the scent and lead the
authorities to the assassin?. The
dead man's wife was in bed sick at the
time of the murder, and bis litt.e
daughter stood by his side when he
Word of the shooting was seat to
Beaufort, and yesterday afternoon
County Solicitor Abernethy. accom?
panied by Sheriff Hancock and a cor?
oner's Jury, went to Newport h> a
special train. Upon arrival of the
train at Newport the Sanders broth?
ers were arresteJ and later the cor?
oner's Jury ordered them held.
The inventory of the crown Jewels
of Persia has Jurt been completed and
Is said to confirm the conjecture thai
they are really of fabulous value. One
glass case two fet long and a foot and
a half high and wide is more than
half full of exquisite pearls of all
sizes. There are also in profusion
necklaces, shields, scabbards, vessels
of gold, sword hilts and chains biasing
red with rubies or studded and in
crusted with enamels, rubles, dia?
monds, pearls and gems of all kinds.
Perhaps the most valuable and most
exquisite of all is the globe, twenty
inches in diameter, on wh:ch are pic?
tured the countries of the world in.
vari-colored gems. The seas are
made of emeralds, and in all fhere
50,000 stones. This globe is estimat?
ed at a value of at least a million
Gov Ansel has offered -a reward of
$100 for the apprehension and arrest
of J. T. Holleman, former cashier of
the Bank of Anderson, charged with
breach of trust to the amount of
about $35,000. The grand jurj, of
Anderson county at the last terss of
court brought la a true biltl agahtsf
Holleman and the papers in the case
have now been turned over to the
The Metz Hotel in Lexington war
partially destroyed by fire.