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COTTON LEAK CASE AGAIN.
Kim, Price and Peckham Must Go
Washington. Feb. 21.?Indicted In
connection with the "cotton leak ?can
del," of the department of agricul?
ture, which occurred in 1905. Moses
Haas. Theodore H. Price and Freder?
ick A. Peekh~m, who ^ave been fight?
ing against their extradition from
Flew Tork. muet come to Washing?
ton for trial, according to a decision
tendered to-day by the Supreme
Court of the United Statee. Where
Indictment* were made In two Juris
dictions, as in this case, the Court held
that the Government may elect where
the accused shall be tried. The ap?
peal, of tho Supreme Court was from
the refuse: of the Circuit Court of
the Ualted States for the southern
Jurisdiction of Nsw Tork to releese
the men from the custody of the
United States marshal.
The New British Parliament.
In accordance with the decree or
d>nng the dissolution of the old Par
Moment and the election of a new one,
Issued by the Klog on January 10th.
the new Urltlsh Parliament met last
Tonsilsy. The choice of the sixteen
elected members of the House of
Lord? from Scotland was made on
January 2 nth The election of the
Timbers of the House of Commons
extended ovctr a little more than two
weeks, beginning with Jinvvry 16th
The issues on which the Liberal
government made an appeal to the
oountry Included Indorsement of the
budget, which the Lords refused to
pass until the voters had approve 1 It;
restriction of the power of the House
of Lords to defeat the will of the
House of Commons, and the grant?
ing of home rule to Ireland. The
Unionists, whlls admitting t' e ex?
pediency of a reform of the House of
Lords, objected to the surrender of
the right of that body to defeat legis?
lation which it Is convinced the
country does not desire. They also
oblect to home rule for Ireland and
to the extension of socialism: and
they affirmatively demand the pass?
age of a tariff law that will permit
tl e mother country to give trade pre?
ference to the colonies, and to make
trade bargains with competing
The result of the voting Is far from
e)ecleive on the great issues involved.
Liberals tn conjunction with the
Irish Nationalists uid the Laborltes,
ha*-e a large majority in the Com
::.??: but ths Unionists--that is, the
old Conservative or Tory party, and
the lio?i*l Unionists, who have
Worked together since 1886?have al?
most exactly as many members as the
Liberale standing alone. The Irish
end the Laborltes consequently hold
the balance of the power.
Mr. Asqulth announced, during the
electoral campaign, that the first
business of ths new Parliament will
he the reform of tht House of Lords.
It Is useless, hs says, for the Com?
mons to peas bilks demanded by the
people and then have them rejeeted
,by the Lords.
His plan of reform will be ewaited
with Intereet. No reform of the
Lords can be brought about without
ths cornier t of the Lords themselves,
as no bill can become a law without
the approval of both Houses of
Parliament. It la clear that there
* uat be compromlae If a serious
deadlock between the two Houses Is
to be avoided.
?While it Is often Impossible to
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sprains, brulaes and like Injuries,
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Ths glsc of President Taffa New
Tork speech will be found In the old
copybooks on the page bearing the
1 /end "Honesty Is the best policy."?
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TIME FOR INTERFERENCE
Scare Dispatch From Omaha Starts
a Roar Throughout Country.
An Omaha dispatch reports orders
sent from the packing headquarters
to cattle growers and live stock men
throughout the West to defer ship?
ments until further notice. Ship?
ments of cattle and meat to foreign
markets are being Increased.
Meanwhile, distributing agents of
the packers' combination are advised
to get what they can for stock on
hand, and are given assurances that
prices will be higher. This Is a re?
sult of the boycott. What can the
consumer do about it? Can he starve
the meat packers Into surrender and
keep them In submission? And it he
oan, why should he be obliged to
starve himself In order to obtain a
When an individual Interest or as?
sociation of interests secures tmch
control of food supply and its mar?
ket that It can control the situation
at will, regulating supply to suit Its
own purpose, It Is time that the peo?
ple, through the government and Its
laws should Interfere and exercise its
right to protcet the people from pos?
sible abuse of that power. It Is an
inherent right of the people, and it
Is time that it should be exercised.
GOOD ROADS BONDS.
A Bill?To Authorize the Supervisor
and County Commissioner of Sum?
ter County to Issue Bonds in the
Sum of Fifty Thousand Dollars for
Building and Maintaining Roads
and Bridges in Sumter County.
(Introduced by Senator Cliff) n )
Be it enacted by the General As?
sembly of the State of South Carolina
Section 1. That the Supervisor
and County Board of Commlss oners
of Sumter County are hereby author?
ised and empowered to issue and sell
coupon bonds of said County to the
amount of fifty thousand dollars f r
the purpose of building and maintain?
ing roads and bridges in Sumter
Section 2. Said bonds to be Issued
in denominations of one hundred dol?
lars, Ave hundred dollars and one
thousand dollars, as may be deter?
mined, bearing interest at a rate not
exceeding five per centum, per an?
num payable annually, and to mature
twenty years' from date.
Station 3 That said bonds shall
not be sold for lesM than par an? ?he
proceeds of the sale of said bonds as
?old shall be paid ovt-r to the County
Treasurer to be used for sfld pur?
Section 4. That no more than ten
thousands dollars of said bonds shall
be sold In any one year.
8ection 5. That there shall be
retained out of the proceeds of the
sale of such as may first be sold a
sum sufficient to pay the first yoar's
Interest thereon; that thereafter the
proper auhorltles of said county nhal)
annually cause to be leived a tax on
all the taxable property, real and
personal, In said county sufficient to
pay the Interest on such bonds us
shall hftv?j been sold.
Section t. That all bonds Issued
hereunder and In pursurance of this
Act shall be signed by the Supervisor
and members of the said County
Board of Commissioners of said
County: Provided, That the sig?
nature of the Supervisor and the
members of said board may be litho?
graphed or engraved upon the coupon
attached to said bonds, and such
lithographed or engraved signatures
shall be a sufficient singing thereof.
That the Treasurer of said county
shall be liable upon his bond for the
proceeds of sale of such bonds sold
and turned Into the County Treas?
ury of said county.
Too Nobly Honest.
"Your old-fashioned American
business man is too naively honest,"
said Upton Sinclair In an address In
New York, according to the Times,
"to fight these trusts."
"In his naive and noble honesty
he compares with these abominable
trusts as the Maori compares with
his British conquerer.
"A certain Britisher was talking
to a Moarl chief who had been taken
prisoner after a fierce engagement.
" 'But, chler,' said the Britisher,
'you had command of the Walkato
read last week. Why didn't you go
f< r our ammunition and provision
"The chief gave a loud, scornful
" 'You fool,' he cried, "If we had
stolen your powder and food how
cculd you have fought us?"
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TILLMAN STILL IMPROVING.
Senator Has Recovered His Tower
Washington. Feb. 20.?Favorable
Indications showed themselves today
In the condition of Senator Tillman.
The Initial symptoms which caused
his partial paralysis and loss of
speech have abated, and improve?
ment has commenced, according to
a bulletin issued late this afternoon
by the three attending physicians.
To-day he recognized and called by
name one of the physicians, a man
whom he had seen but once before.
Until today the Senator had spoken
but two words since he was stricken
last Thursday, but to-day when the
family physician entered, his face
brightened as he recognized him, and
he said: ,
A little later the physician whom
he had seen but once said to the
Senator, "i don't suppose you rem?
"Yes, I do," replied Mr. Tillman,
"you are Dr. White." *
The physicians consider this re?
turn of speech most favorable, and
they entertain no doubt now as to
the patient's full recovery of his
speech. The Senator passed a com?
fortable night, and awakened this
morning soon after the physicians
Following is the bulletin issued by
the attending physicians.
"The Senator's condition is as
favorable as could be expected. The
Initial symptoms have abated and
improvement has commenced. The
disturbance of speech is less marked,
pulse 72, temperature normal, and
he Is resting comfortably. There are
no Indications as to the probability of
unfavorable developments at this
BRITISH MINISTRY COMPLETED.
Asqultli Fills Vacancies, Naming
London, Feb. 20.?Premier As
has filled the vacancies in the min?
istry which is an indication that he
at least expects the Government to
pass safely through the crisis. The
new ministers are:
William Wedgwood Benn and
Ernest Joseph Soares, Junior lords
of the treasury; Edwin Samuel
Montague, under secretary for India;
and Cecil William Norton, assistant
Postmaster General. Mr. Norton
succeeds Sir Henry Norman, who
failed for election.
This completes the ministry. In
the case of the Junior lord bye-elect?
ions are necessary, but as both had
good majorities last month, there Is
little danger of their losing their
The King's speech, it Is believed,
beyond the usual references to for?
eign affairs, will be devoted to ques?
tions of finance and the relations
between the two houses. The sup?
remacy of the House of Commons on
financial matters will be asserted
firmly, but the Government's plan
for limiting the Lord's power of veto
will not be disclosed until the pre?
mier addresses the House on the ad?
dress In reply to the King's speech.
Finance practically is certain to
take precedence over all other busi?
ness in the House. Mr. Asqulth has
remained firm on thi* point, and the
Liberals are convinced that the min?
isters will be able during the course
of the debate on the address to
make out a case satisfactory to
both the Labor and the Irish mem?
Parliament will be formally open?
ed at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon
by the King. The formalities will
take up an hour, and as Premier As?
qulth is expected to speak early in
the debate on the address in reply
to the speech from the throne, the
members will not have long to wait
for the Government's announcement
of its intention. The pronouncement
on Irish affairs with which the pre?
mier hopos to retain the support of
the Nationalists. Is awaited with the
"That late Frederick Remington,"
said a Philadelphia artist, according
to the Record, "had a humorous
way of illustrating his arguments
with lnclddents from real life.
"He was arguing once on prohibi?
tion. He described a trip he had
once made In the prohlbtlon State of
North Dakota. He told how he rode
through Degroat. Maza, Benzion
Iola and other towns in the Devil's
I^tke. neighborhood, putting up for
the week-end at Mlnnewaukan.
"As Remington was buying a cigar
at the Mlnnewaukan drug store Sat?
urday night a cowboy entered. He
wore, a red shirt and bearskin leg?
gings, and he carried a two-gallon
" 'Jack.' be said to the drug clerk.
With a loud laugh, as he swung the
enormous demijohn on the counter
'Jack, mi her up. Baby's sick.1 "
Another Witness in the Pennsyl?
vania oapltol soandal is dead. And yet
I thf scandal Itself will live on.
"TYPHOID MARY" FREE AGAIN. I
Rut Only On The Promise That She
Will Cook No More.
New York, Feb. 22.?"Typhlod
Mary," whose real name is withheld
at the request of the New York health
authorities, is a free woman again
today, after being confined in city
hospitals off and on for three years,
because physicians said ?.he was a
Irving receptacle for typhoid germs
and a menace to public health.
"Mary" is a cook, and is considered
particularly dangerous In that capa?
city as likely to transmit disease, but,
with the understanding that she is to
cook no more, Health Commissioner
Lederle announced today that the
department has decided to re'ease
The case is unique in medical re?
cords. After repeated cases of ty?
phoid were discovered in families for
whom the woman had cooked, the
authorities made an investigation,
which resulted In her detention on
the theory that she was a walking
reservoir for typhoid germs, harmless
to herself but easily communicated to
How To Live Longer.
America is waking up to the im?
portance of better health conditions,
and state and national governments
are taking deeper interest In the sub
ject than ever before. Regardless of
what state or nation may do, however
every individual by following a few
simple rules of hygiene for himself
may greatly increase the length and
happiness of his own life.
1. Have a properly planned and
properly cooked diet. Make a study
of this question and have your wife
make a study of it. We eat too much
meat and too much hot, pastry food.
We do not eat enough vegetables,
eggs, fruits, butter and milk. There is
no excuse for any farmer not having
enough of these nourishing, health
giving food, and with them he can
set a table fit for a king.
2. Chew your food three times as
long as you have been doing. The
Fletcher principle, "Chew your food
until it becomes liquid and practically
swallows Itself," is the only correct
guide. Mr. Fletcher guarantees that
his method will increase the average
workingman's efficiency twenty-five
per cent, in six months.
3. Don't overeat. Proper chewing
however, will practically prevent this
also. Chew your food thoroughly and
your sense of taste will be satisfied
before you eat too much. It Is when
you bolt your food down that you
4. Breathe only fresh air. Let it
into your sleeping room, no matter
how cold the weather. The dread of
"night air" is absurd. If fresh air
were only to be had for a price, thous?
ands of poor people- would be beg?
ging money to buy it, while as It is I
they shut It out on every provocation.
Stuffy parlors and sitting rooms and
sleeping rooms with all the windows
down breed headaches and develop
5. Drink twice as much water as
you have been drinking. The aver?
age person drinks only half enough.
Drink tw0 glasses when you get up
mornings, and as much as you can at
other times?preferably not at meals
or for an hour before or after.
6. Stop dosing and drugging your?
self; never take a patent medicine. If
you are not well, by all means avoid
putting your health and your life in
the hands of men you knov nothing
about, and who know nothing about
your ailment. Nine times out of ten
a drug taken Into your system when
not needed acts as a virtual poison,
and unless the physician knows the
exact nature of your ailment, the
chances are it is not needed.
7. Let all Intoxicants alone. No
man who begins drinking is sure that
he can keep from drinking immoder?
ately; while the latest medical re?
searches have proved that even the
most moderate drinking injuries one's
nerves and mental powers, lessen
one's ability to resist disease or
weakness. Surgeon General Wymann,
in hisi recent address on southern
health conditions, sounded a special
note of warning concerning the inju?
rious effects of alcoholic drinks in
I Of course there are other things
not to be neglected?frequnt bathing
I in a room as warm as the body, eight
hours' sleep, and a good supply of
drinking water uncontaminated by
filth or disease?but these seven
rules are the things most needed by
the average man. They will add years
to your life and life to your years.?
Furthermore, how can woman ox
peet to rise in the political scale as
long as she sits on the tloor to put on
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