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TO BLOCK J. P. MORGAN.
Made by Independent Phone
Mastrtty atocMhoMiere They Main
Competition in Ohio in
And They Beek to Prevent
Jfew York. Feb. 10.?J. Plerpont
Morgan may voluntarily testify in
New York in a few daye concerning
the recent purchase by his firm of a
controlling Interest in the United
Wales Telephone Company, of Cleve?
land, and the cuyahogn Telephone
Company, of Ohio.
Protesting minority stockholders
Of ths companies are in New York
taking depositions to be used in the
Ohio oourts In suits to check con?
summation of the purchase, maln
. catalog that J. P. Morgan St Co.,
^acted for the American Telephone
sad Telegraph Company (the Bell
interests) In acquiring six independ?
ent eossaplnee In Ohio and Indiana,
and that competition has ceased to
satat la that territory?hence the II
a legality of the transaction.
' Morgan and Co.. have held all
along that any purchases they made
were simply an Investment of ths
Arm R. B. MoCraw. of Cleveland,
sad aarnoel B. Jeffries, of St. Louis,
Josatry representing the minority
I stockholder, said this aftern oon that
Mr. Morgen hsd volunteertd as a
witness, and that he would be called
probably in a dsy or two.
The hearing Is being held here be?
fore a notary, deputised by ths Ohio
Supreme Court, in which the origi?
nal salt wss brought. The American
Telephone and Telegraph Company,
Which controls ths Central Union
Company In Ohio snd Indiana, con?
tends that ths deal never went
through; thst It does not know who
owns ths independent companies and
p-Aat It has no Interest whatever In
gfnim It further assorts (hat com
petUlon In that territory is as strong
Ihridence tsken today showed that
the Aaerlcan Telephone and Tele?
graph Company negotiated with R. L
Sjpey and Co., bankers, to acquire the
"oontrolllng Interest In the Ohio and
Indiana companies, on the under?
standing that the American company
would take these holdings If It found
It could do so legally. R. L. Day &
Co.. acquired the holdings and later*
fddlajoscd of them, but the American
Mosspeny asserts that It was not the
A member of the firm of R. L. Dav
will ,!k juii.1 soniqmjw,.
the minority stockholdere hope
to show tbnt j. P. Morgan St Co.,
BPSfe ths purchasers, acting for the
^?nertcan Telephone and Telgraph
The American company admitted
today thst It loaned Day St Co., more
than $7.000.000 to acquire the major
holdings, but maintained that wtun
St Co. were released from the r
?tract, ths losn was paid.
B. J Hall, vice-president of the
American Telephone and Telegraph
Company, said he did not know if
any outside interests wsre represent?
ed on the board of directors of his
impany. He stated that the Ameri
Tslephone and Telegraph Com?
pany has an Indirect Interest in the
Marylaad Telephone Company, of
H. B. McOraw. of Cleveland, one
of the counsel for the minority stock
-holdere, resd part of a letter written
ff?y Presldsnt Vail, of the American
Telephone and Telegraph Company,
to the Attorney-General of Ohio,
saying that his company had been
offered a 10 per cent. Interest tn the
United States and Cuyayhoga com?
panies. Mr. Hall said his company
refused these offers, which were
* made by a Mr. Goff and James Brail
Ths bill of complaint alleged that
Ooff *and Bralley obtained the stock
from holders under a different prom?
ise, deposited It In the Mississippi
mkall^y Telegraph Company. at St.
Louis, snd then sold It to R. L. Day
4s Co.. that Morgan St Co.. backed
Day St Co., and that the American
Telephone and Telegraph Company
was represented by J. P. Morgan St
Morgan In Kentucky Field.
Cincinnati. Feb. 10.?Reports that
J. P. Morgan had extended his re?
cent buying of Independent telephone
stock into Kentucky were partly con
flrmd here today.
* George B. Cox, president of the
Cincinnati Trust Company, acknowl?
edged that considerable purchases
nad been made by his Institution.
>ot he referred questioners to Ju Ige
fehn M. losing, of the Ken tuekey
*ourt of Appeale. who, he said. In dl
t ectln* th- work. Mr. < 'ox said that
?everal agencies were buying the
t >< ks, reporting to Judge Less ng
if* declared he did not know how
luch stock was to be bought or for
In financial circles J. P. Morgan &
o., are ge ' . credited with being
W *ck of the buying. It Is stated that
is plans for acquiring Ohio and
obnn i compalnes, which were ff?
'sled by the procedlngs In the State
urte at Cleveland and St Louis,
have been extended and that efforte
are to be made to solidfy Into practi?
cally one concern all Independent tel?
ephone companies In the Ohio valley.
The Deceptive Irregularities In Parts
Of Greek Temples.
There could, apparently, be no i
more obvious and simple plan of con?
struction than that of a Doric tem?
ple, writes Ia March Phillips, in the
Contemporary Review. A horlzontul
weight resting on vertical supports Is
the most primitive of architectural
Ideas, and the temple is really noth- j
ing else. The traveler in Greece or
Sicily, coming upon these gaunt colon?
nades. Is Inclined to wonder at th ?
pleasing effectb obtained by such
simplicity, but does not question the
simplicity Itself. Yet this simplicity
It but a mask. Beneath It lurks a
subtlety to which there la nothing
comparable In the ait of any other
Penroae'a measurements revealed
the fac. that the temple In all Its
parts and proportions was under the
influence of certain inflections, which
infuse a kind of mystery into the
most matter-of-fact appearancts,
and which meet all attempts at num?
mary description with a gentle con?
tradiction. Nothing seems more evi?
dent, for instance, than that the
peristyle, aa the parallelogram of
columns forming the temple's outer
wall la called, la of mathematically
regular conatructlon. It i? composed
of so many vertical ahafta, of equal
a'se and height, standing equidistant
from each other on a flat platform,
and supporting a vertical-'iced en?
tablature of horizontal extensions.
Scientific analysis, however, gently
negatives every one of the state?
ments. These columns, it answers
ua do not stand vertically, but im?
perceptibly lean Inward. They ar?
not quite of equal height, nor of ex?
actly the aame dimensions, for the
angle ahafta and their next-door
neighbors are slightly thicker than
the reat. They do not stand equi?
distant, for in each colonnade the
gapa are a little reduced aa the corner
la approached. They do not rise out
of a flat platform; the platform is In
I a very slight degree curved, or cush
lon-ahaped. Neither is the entabla?
ture either upright or of horizontal
extension. It leana inward a trifle,
like the columna, and la therefore
not vertical; and it is slightly curved,
like the platform, and Is therefore
? HBTrinVd-Th this way; and headed off
at every turn, the spectator feels like
some traveler in mld-^esert, who,
riding down to a blue sheet of water
under an overhanging rock, finds to
his aatonlahment the water recoil
from him and his lake dissolve in air.
Nothing In thla atrange art is what
It seems to be. The moat obvious
facts turn out not to be the facts at
all. And the closer we carry our
examination, the more the mystery
spreads and deepens. It Infects the
whole temple. It touches and alters
cornice and frieze, architrave and
abacus, capital and column. It reach?
es to the foundations and even to the
flights of steps which form the ap?
proach to the building. There Is not1
I a single feature, nay, there Is not a
I single atone, In the atructure which
la in Itself the mechanically regular
and rectilinear object it seems to be.
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Take Hall's Family Pllla for consti?
HOW TO CURE RHEUMATISM.
It la an Internal Disease and Re?
quires an Internal Remedy.
The cause of Rheumatism and kin?
dred diseases is an excess of uric acid
In the blood. To cure this terrible dis?
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the system so regulated that no more
acid will be formed in excessive quan?
tities. Rheumatism Is an internal
disease and requires an Internal rem?
edy. Rubbing with Oils and Lini?
ments will not cure, affords only tem?
porary relief at best, causes you to.
delay the proper treatment, and al?
lows the malady to get a firmer hold
on you. Liniments may ease the pain,
but they will no more cure Rheuma?
tism than paint will change the fibre
of rotten wood.
Science has at lnst discovered a
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called "Rheumaclde." Tested In hun?
dreds of cases, It has effected the
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nnd kidneys and makes you well all
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price 25c. Booklet free. Write to
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IMMK A S. wed.
NO POSTAL BANKS NOW.
Advocates of The Bill Object To The
Hoot Amendment?The President
is Impatient?Calls Senators To
The White House And Demands
That Congress Get To Work On Big
Washington ,Feb. 16.?Unless, Sena?
tor Root can be Induced to withdraw
or materially modify his amendment
to the Postal Savings Bank bill, re?
quiring the Investment of postal de?
posits in United States bonds, that
measure probably will be defeated in
the Senate. The friends of the bill
practically admit that this is the sit?
uation, and they consider the crisis
While the executive session was
proceeding today a number of the
frleads of the original postal savings
bill got together and, upon comparing i
notes, found themselves unalterably
opposed to the Root amendment. On
the other hand there are many Sena?
tors who are staunchly supporting the
Root provision, and unless a com?
promise can be reached the doom of
the bill is sealed.
The statement of the President in
Iiis Lincoln Day New York speech
that If the Root amendment should
prevail the funds would be invested
In the 2 per cent, bonds, which have
failed to find a market, has had the
effect of rendering the antagonism to
the amendment far more intense than
it was. The opponents of the amend?
ment take the position that the money
arising out of the postal deposits
should be deposied in the local banks
and not concetrated in the United
States Treasury or any other one
depository. On the other hand It is
contended that the Government could
not afford to permit the funds to be
invested in banks over which the
United States would not have super?
vision. There is some hope of ob?
taining a modification of the Root
amendment, but until this is accom?
plished there will be no effort to get
a vote on the bill.
JARS ANCESTOR WORSHIPPERS.
Englishman Writes Book on Per?
sonal Characters of Revolutionary
Boston, Feb. 16.?Many Bostonians
who take pride in their ancestory are
much annoyed over the publication
of a book by James H. Stark, of
Dorchester, In which the reputation
of some of the old patriots are se
The title of the volunu is "Loyal
Ists 01 M isachueette i i I the Other
Sid of th? Revolution*' The author
Is an Engllshmann, which makes the
matter worse In the eyes of the des?
cendants of the Revolutionary heroes.
Mr. Stark has been In this country
about nine years and Is founder and
v'ce president of the Dorchester His?
torical Society, vice president of the
Victorian Club, president of the Brit?
ish Charitable Society and is a mem?
ber of the New England Historical
Genealogical Society. Extracts from
hi? new book read thus:
"Samuel Adams was a man of
broken fortunes, a ne'er-do-well In
his private business, a failure as a
tax collector, the only public office he
had thus far undertaken to discharge.
"Had the revolution failed, the dis?
grace of the men who threw the tea
overboard (Boston tea party) would
never have been removed and the
best that history could say of them
would be that like the Attucks Mob
they were enthusiasts without rea?
"In 1773 John Hancock was elect?
ed treasurer of Harvard College. In
this they considered their patriotism
more than their prudence. The
amount of college funds paid over to
him was upward of 15,40o pounds
and like his friend, Samuel Adams,
he too, proved to be a defaulter. For
twenty years the corporation begged
and entreated him to make restitu?
They threatened to prosecute him
and also to put his bond in suit as
Adams was, but it was all of no avail.
He turned a deaf ear to their en?
treaties, and it was only after his
death in 1793 that his heirs then
made restitution to the College,
when a settlement was made in 1795
in which the College lost $526 In?
"John Adams joined the disunlon
ists because he saw that if the re?
volution was successful there would
be great opportunity for advance?
He declares that Benjamin Frank?
lin, at the venerable age of C7, was
fired ns postmaster of Boston be
cau!4e he stole letters from the mail
and finally jars many people by
saying: "One-fourth of the signers of
the Declaration of Indpendenee were
bred to trade or to the command of
ships and more than one of tlvem was
branded with the epithet 'smuggler.'''
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CRAPS IN "OLD MISS."
A space had been cleared and a'
dozen negroes squatted on the floor.
Already the dice were rattling: "Dol?
lar I shoot," said a voice.
'"What does he mean?" asked Mr.
"He bets a dollar. Somebody takes
the bet?'fades 'm,' and he rolls the
dice. It he throws seven or eleven
he wins; If he throws double sixes,
double aces, or ace and duce, he loses.
That's craps. But suppose he rolls
eight. Eight becomes his 'point' and
he must throw it again before he
throws seven. That's all there Is to
The game warmed up; they shot
for two dollars, fojr dollars at a
time, and went broke without a
Bowleg had stood to one Bide until
the game got hot. Then he pushed
Into the circle, and when the dice
came around to him, shoved out a
handful of money, just as the clerk
had given It to him. "I shoot nine?
teen dollars and fifteen cents."
Adams grasped. "That's every
cent he has."
"Yes," said Mr. Kerr: "Now watch
these other roosters divide the bet."
For a few seconds none of the play?
ers said a word; then Frog-Eye shov?
ed out a five dollar bill, separated
five dollars from Bowleg's pile, and
covered It; "Got you faded for five."
"I got five," said Slimmy.
'Give me two and a half," War
dog pushed up his money.
"Got you for six bits," which was
all that Crab had left.
"Me and Silas-John takes five," re?
"Dat leaves Jes ninety cents," sug?
gested Bowleg composedly.
I "You ain't gwine honey fer that,"
Brutus pushed out the ninety cents.
The original stake now lay on the
floor divided into plies, each with its
corresponding amount besides it.
Bowleg took up the dice, rubbed
them in the dirt and sent them rat?
tling across the floor. Double sixes
turned up. "Craps," announced the
pass-ticker, and each man took down
his share of Bowleg's money. Bow?
leg never said a word; he withdrew
from the crowd and took his seat on
a bale of cotton.
Mr. Kerr nodded towards him:
"He'll go back on his boat next
"Poor Devil," said Mr. Adams;
lost the wages of his trip in two sec?
While nobody was looking Mr.
Adams edged his way out of the
crowd and slipped into Bowleg's
hand a dollar.
"'Thank you, suh" Bowleg sprang
up and pushed back Into the game.
When the dice came around to him
he said: "Dollar I shoot."
Brutus promptly tossed a coin be?
Without any preliminaries Bowleg
rolled the dice; "Seben," announced
"'Two dollars I shoot"?and Bow?
leg rolled eleven.
I "Four dollars I shoot. "
That time he rolled a six and a j
four. "Big Dick from Boston," an?
nounced the pass-picker.
Ten is a hard point, the dice were
stubborn, but he turned double fives.
"Eight dollars I shoot." He won
again, and raked all the money into
"Sixteen dollars I shoot."
"He's a gritty devil," whispered
Adams; and as he turned his eyes
again Bowleg gathered in the grapes.
Bowleg now had thirty two dollars
and the dice. The other rousters
grew impatient while he counted his
money. Separating it into two piles
Bowleg shoved a handful into the
middle of the ring. "Nineteen dollars
and fifteen cents I shoot" that belns
the wages of the trip.
The others hesitated reluctant to
buck against Bowleg luck. Brutus
and Spidder were both winners;
Bowleg resting on band and knees,
lookQd at them staright in the eyes:
"Gwlnter let me bluff you?"
"Huh," grunt?d Brutus: you're like
an old buzzard, flyin' high but ye
bound to light?I got you for ten."
Spider glared up: "Dat nigger ain't
so warm?I'll take the rest." They
covered the money; Bowleg blew on
the dice and?threw a four. "Little
Joe," said the pass-picker. Brutus
and Spider smiled. "Little Joe" was
the hardest point on the dice. Again
and again Bowleg rolled out the dice,
but neither seven or four were turn?
ed. The others watcned him with
fascinated eyes. Presently up came
two dUCSs and the crowd settled back,
"Did you ever see the like of that.
Dat fool nigger makes Big Dick, den
follows bis ban' and throws Little
Bowleg paid them no mind. He
left the dice lying with Little Joe up
truned. and stuffed the money into
bis pocket. "I jes wanted to shoot
de wages o' de trip."
This time he did not take his seat
gloomily on a bait of cotton, but
marched up front and perched on
the capstan waiting to be the first
negro to cross the stage plank. Mr.
Kerr pointed at him and laughed,
"There goes a mighty good muster
who won't work next trip..,?From
"The Rule of the Roustabout," In the
February Technical World Magazine.
DO YOU KNOW just what your cotton and corn
need, and are you furnishing it in such quantities
as required and in such shape that the
plant can use it ?
Suppose you should put the food for your stock in a
box, nail it up and place it in their trough?would you ex?
pect them to thrive and grow fat ?
Well, did it ever occur to you that when you use lumpy,
badly mixed fertilizers you are putting this same proposi?
tion up to your crops?offering them plant food in such
shape that they can't get to it?
Fertilizers, to do your crops any good, must dissolve in
the soil waters. These are constantly in motion, rising to
the surface during the day and sinking at night?passing
and repassing the roots of the plant, which absorb the food
contained in the water?and this is the only way in which
the plant can feed.
Therefore, when you buy fertilizer, you should do so
with the idea of furnishing food for your crop and on the
same principle that you should purchase food for your
stock. It should not only contain the necessary Ammonia,
Phosphoric Acid and Potash, but above all else these
should be in soluble form?the mechanical condition
of the fertilizer should be such as to permit the plant to
absorb every particle of it, and the goods should be manu?
factured from materials that will not give up their plant
food at one time, but furnish a steady supply throughout
the entire growing season.
This is the fertilizer you should have and can iet-^
in only one way. It is impossible to produce a goods like
this by the dry-mixing of raw materials, whether you do
this at home with a shovel and a screen or buy it from
someone who has made it the same way?the only differ?
ence being in the qua - "ty.
These materials must be ground to a powder, and it re?
quires machinery costing thousands of dollars to do it
properly. They must then be so manipulated that when
complete, you have a compound* each ounce of which is
exactly like every other ounce, and not a mixture, one
part of which would contain too much Ammonia and too
little Potash, while another part would be exactly the
opposite?and all of it contain plant food locked up and
Remember that the chemical analysis of a fertilizer is no
test of its crop growing qualities. The chemist can pul?
verize lumps and by the use of various means search out
the plant food; your crop can't*
Yuu can take an axe, break open the box and get the
corn; your mule can't.
Don't risk a crop failure!
Insure your peace of mind as well as your crop by using
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No. 24 Haskell St., 8 room house 20.00
No. 504 W. Hampton Ave.. 10 room house 20.00
Corner Salem and Hazel Sts.. 4 room house 7.00
Hazel St., near Salem, 4 room house 7.00
No. 107 W. Liberty St., 4 room bouse 8.50
No. 101 S. Salem Ave., 7 room hcuse, 18.00
Cor. Hazel and Chestnut Sts., 7 room house 14.00
Four 5-room houses on Ilaynsworth St., each 7.00
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We have several nice houses for sale close-fn.
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Sumter, ... South Carolina.