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C and Groce Were Treat
4:rueffy By Nicaraguans
:~ ;RMIA NWS UENSORED
Ls~zera aud Telegra'm Deposited at
Managua Are C:nkj* By
pv here de-1
- and - Groce, the
Jtt tted overnent and Pes
exa te on the
St of oin, wre tortured before
C mwere shot 25
the ai weak naost prostrate
rom the cruelties to- which they had
Slders~ere;. said to have stabbed
bayonets, beaten them with
st e ckdthem strng them up
by h a andput pistols at ,their
teadtfrightleni them;:into atelling
. was supposed they knew
s boat a revolution aimed at the over
-o of President Zelaya. It is dif
t to Obtain complete details of
cruelties the men bad to endure
. their death, because they were
el'in an old fort called El Castil
ihere there was little chance of
v t.transpired being communicated
2e outside world.
Nicaraguan revolutionist, who has
arrived here from Blueelds, re
'i that Cannon and Groce were
bearing'sights from a height
z Costa -Rican, and not Nicaraguan
rdory, when they were captured.
T.ey were with only three soldiers
o e revolution when Zelaya's troops
cr::ed the frontier and -ut them un
,Ftters written at Managua and
smu-,gled on oloard a steamer at Co
i arrived in Panama bringing the
t-, authentic news from the capital.
T.: letters state that the situation
, janagua is chaotic beyond de
scriDtion. President Zelaya has sur
red~e& .himself, 'with a strong guard
"616 10yAS 'and the presiden
k ortress. Martial law
e ~ a: rigorous hand.
Sgth& on streets are
bayonets, hundreds of
have been thrown
'j~. I Isimpssble -communicate
orld om Managua,
ite by n or telegrah. All mail
MathMnagua postoffice is
5 ' dwbha government, and as
r o~jscptc- -No mail arriv
aeij6 aigua is delivered until it
.en -jed by a -censor and if
nCC the slightest reference to
tion Is destroyed. No for
*WsIg e s are allowed to enter
office is under the
Sniee control of Zelya, and no
ress age can be sent unless they
*.ibis o" i
O~eof he etters received in Pan
- maclse wth, the following para
- W'are praying that God will
3 -kouforeigna power to inter
o'; ne 't hename of- humanity, and
pa an e.dd'o the anarchistiC condi
tonfthat 'existg in icaragua.t~
I zhngton, -D C--The state de
..nen~ft is still without information
fr~ bmnerican avice cegnsul at
Tal~MrC2dera,.and the strong
-jf 6~'hat -his dispatches have
ecepted by the Nicaraguan
n aa~ der President Zelaya at
Sst 'o~the ent of cutting tele
ejhe department has no
~-~ot~ha"M.Caldera has attempted
5 -cSm~I~~ witli it several times
~irz~hest eek or more. Owing
- 'o s6eC of specinic. information
au to -be obtained through Vice
-Consnl Cildera and other agencies,
he a~eiaIShere 'undoubtedly will de
y. at. 1east o a .time before taking
Adispath received from Bluefields
nasureS thei lnlted States as to
wethezKimerican interests or Amer
ea 2citizen ~r'being interfered with
by tie(bitonary army. In effect,
ii Mtc states that great care
is be.ng exercised to protect Ameri
- TRUBLE FOR CUBA.
'Miment of President Gomez is Bc*
- .ing Sought.
H~avpa, Cuba. - Not sinde. the
do-'fall of the adminiStration of
esdent palma has the political at
mnosphere of Cuba been more obscure
zdmore 'laden with suggestions of
'mble' than at the present time. The
re-'atabshed republic is scarcely 9
mo~nths old, and rumors have become
"~rsistent that some way is being
soght: to -secure the retirement of
UGBIJLS TAKE BABY'S BODY.
edS Rob 'Grave of Infant Son .1
Great aIs, Mont.-One of the mosi
esh crimes ever committed in
i 'vicinity was brought to light
whnthe sexton- of'- Highland Ceme
te'yfound that some time during the
antght thesgrave of the infant son of
Harfld:Conrad, son of Williani Con
ai the Great2aSU milionaire bank
r and for'ier2canldidate for the dem
al been opened -:and the body of
-a bil made.awgy with. The only
r an which' can be ascribed for the
ie .is that the perpetrator desired
a hold the body for ransom. The
-d died a year ago.
RAI ll 8l SUPmL LUMITED.
Warnng Iasued .'by Department to
Washington, D. C.-There is a limit
ien to the government's supply of
mail bags, according to Second As
sisnt Postmaster General Stewart,
ssing a formal notice to post
sters that in the future they must
ply the needs of those publishing
Sc ises and news agencies entitled
~cthem, to 'the end that complaint
regard thereto may not be lodged
a~ the department.
RA0 DECBiVED DoiToRS.
minted to Operations for Food anc
Wayne, Ind.-Just to get the
'~odand nursing of a hospital
rancis Lake of Denver, Col.,
ted to name.-ous operations for
that he Taver had. Lake
szarged from the Hope Hos
reafter he had spent somne
ere as a charity patient await
operation. The suspicions 01
orwere aroused by the man's
and the "patient" admit
150 CORPSES FUMu.
Conceded That No More Men Are 1ivini
In Cherry, III.; Mine.
Cherry, Ill.-After more than on
hundred and fifty bodies had bee
discovered in the St. Paul mine e
forts to carry them to the surfac
were temporarily abandoned while a
effort was made to check a fire whic
again threatened the main shaf
The mine has been sealed, and wi
remain so for weeks.
That no men survive in the min
now Is generally conceded.
An accurate count of - the victim
has not been made, but it is now b4
lieved all but a score. of the missin
men have been accounted for.
The bodies discovered were foun
five hundred feet frbm the main shai
on an elevated-. surface, where the
had retreated before the advancin
water and fatal black damp. The
died after a strugle that may hav
continued for two days.
Messages, scrawled on wood an
the natural slate cropping from th
walls, placed the number of dead 1
one hundred and sixty of one nundre
and sixty-eight. One message said:
'We are all here to die together
This is accepted by mine official
as indicating that many men whoE
escape from the second vein had bee
cut off by fire had descended to tt
lowest level, and. that less than
dozen bodies will be found in oth(
sections of the mine.
TO CONSERVE FUEL
Railroads Making Tests to Determir
Waste of Fuel.
Washington, D. C.-Ninety millic
tons of coal, one-fifth of the total pr
duction of the country, were consur
ed by, the fifty-one thousand locom
tives in the United States in 1906 J
hauling freight and passenger train
This fuel cost the railroad compani
This enormous consumption of co;
by the railroads led the United Stat,
geological survey through its techn
logical branch, to conduct a series i
tests on a locomotive -to determir
whether or not .there could be a sa
ing to the country in the amount i
fuel used and the results have jui
been announceed in a bulletin of ti
Professor W. F. M. Goss, now des
of the University of Illinois, wl
has charge of the experiments mak
the statement that of the total, nine1
million tons of coal used, ten millic
and eighty thousand tons are lo
through the heat in the gases that ai
discharged from the stacks of the I
comotives; eight million six hundre
and forty thousand tons are l,
cinders and sparks; five million at
forty thousand tons are lost throu
radiation, leakage of steam and w
ter; two mpion eight hundred at
eighty thousand tons are lost throug
unconsumed fuel in the ashes; ax
seven. hundred and .twenty thousar
tons are lost through the incomple1
combustion of gases. In additio
eighteen million tons are consume
in starting fires, in moving the loc
motive to its train, in backing trail
into or out of siding and in keepir
the locomotive hot while standing.
"Under ideal conditions of oper
tion," says Professor Goss, "much i
the fuel thus used could be save
and it is reasonable to expect th)
the normal process of evolution.
railroad practice will tend gradual
to bring about some reduction in ti
consumtion thus accounted for.
WHY THECHURCHES FAIt
Bishop Williams Says lI's Becau
Church Doesn't Do Duty.
Kansas City, Mo.-That America
in a worse state of class consciou
ness and social stratification than
England, and that the churches a:
wasting time over the details
creed and ritual ins-tead of being tU
leaders in declaring those spiritu,
principles which are the guidance<
society, was declared by the Rig]
Rev. Charles S. Williams, Episcop:
Bishop of Michigan, in an addre:
"The masses 'are leaving the chur<
because the church does not conce]
itself with the vital questions of tU
masses," he said.
"We have no right to turn away
beggar because his breath smells
whisky and receii'e into the fro:
pew a wealthy debauchee because I
helps support the church."
The Manchester. England, feder
tion has recommended that the tirr
curtalment now in force in the cc
ton mills be continued until the er
Mrs. Augusta E. Stetson, who hr
been living in seclusion since her e
communication recentiy by the mot
er church of the Christian Scientis
in Boston, announced that she he
resigned from the membership of tl
First Church of Christ, Scienti!
New York, of which she was former
A letter from Chief Forester G
ford H. Pin'chot was read at the N
tional Farm congress In Chicago. N
Pinchot said that upon the develc
ment of the country's farm lands d
pends the vitally important increa
in the food supply, and also the
crease in the proportion of the pop
ttion which lives on the farms.
A bill was ~introduced in the Cuib:
senate for the establishment of a
tional currency on the guld basis, ai
similar to that of the United State
'ihe gold coins are to be of five, t'
and twenty-dollar pieces and the su
sidiary coins of silver, nickel and cc
per. The amount of coin issued is
be detenmined by a currency commi
sion to be appointed by the gover
The arrival of the steamer Utste
at Bluefields, Nicaragua, from Ne
Orleans, bringing ten thousand rifi
and a great quantity of ammunitic
gives the Estrada army complete cc
trol of the revolutionary situatic
Estradia is now ready to proces
against Managua. The rebels nc
hold more than half the countr
Word was received from New Orlea1
that Estrada will be recognized1
Washington soon. It was report
from Greyfown that the governme
troops aebottled up there and a:
Rev. C. F. Sherrill, presiding eld1
of the Shelby district of the Westei
North Carolina conference, Methodi
Episcopal church, South, was suspn
ed from the ministry for thirty da;
by the annual conference in sessi<
at Hickory. N. C.. the committee <
trial having reported that charges,
,im udnc had been sustained.
M.ssina's ruins were again. shal4
by a heavy earthquake. The sho<
sent the inhabitants into the stree
in panic, clad in their nigit close
Ruins left standing after the shoe&
and fire of last December were.hu
ed to the ground by this latest trem
Stan Akre to Be Distributed
REF M A GREAT BENEFIT
e The AdEption cf the Established Stand
ards of the Different Grades Wil.
Help Cotton Interests.
Washington, D. C.-Ready for dis
tribution in about three weeks are
t the sets of cotton' standards which
have ben prepared by the bureau of
y plant in ustry, department of agricul
e ture, under an act of congress mak
ing appropriations for the secretary
d I- of agriculture to establish a stand
e ard for the different grades of cot
ton, etc. Each set prepared repre
sents- fine grades, and the price per
set has been fixed by the department
s at $35. The bureau of plant indus
e try has about 175 sets for distribu
a tion through purchase, in accordance
f! with the act, and it was officially
a stated that the entire output had
tr been engaged.
The grades, as prepared under the
standardization act, are based entire,
ly on color and -dirt, and have noth.
ing to do with the length and th'
i strength of the cotton fiber. The de
partment hopes and expects that the
n next appropriation for standardization
3- work will provide for the inclusion
1. of these important factors in the
3. fixing of the grades.
n It was stated at .the department of
s agriculture that the established
grades would have been made public
ere this but for the recommendation
a of the committee of cotton experts
s that they be held back, as the con
. tracts for current deliveries had been
f based upon present practices. Some
e cotton exchanges, however, have had
v. copies of sets, although they have
f not been formaly and finally passed
;t upon. Within the next three or four
iS weeks a committee of experts will
pass on the standards, and this last
n formality will make the sets distrib
o utable by sale. -
The experts who will place the offi
sy cial o. k on the sets probably will
include, besides the department ex
;t perts, representatives of the dfifferent
.* interests of the trade, who have a
ready given assistance in the work o
*d standardization. Four or five experts
t probably will be selected from the
d old committee, which inculdes James
h Akers of Atlanta; Lewis M. Parker
. president of the Olympic Manufactur
d ing Company of Greenville, S. C.;
h Jules Mazerat, chairman classification
d committee New Orleans cotton ex
d change, and seven representatives oi
:e eastern and southeastern cotton man
,d Officials of the department of agri
culture said that they entertained nc
LS misgivings for the adoption of the
work of the standardization commit
tee by the cotton interests. They
feel that an ideal standard has bee
prepared, and its acceptance will b
' universal. The Farrcers' Union is un
derstood to have endorsed the grade
t as nowv officialized. The adoption of
the grades, however, is not compul
sory, as in standards of weights and
emeasures, but there is no doubt thal
the established standard for the dif
ferent grades of cotton, doing away
as it does with hurtful inequalities
e because of the absence of a uniforn
standard, will be generally accepted
sby the cotton interests as a refornr
. of great benefit.
NUMBE OF . S. EMPLOES.
370,065 Persons Are Now on the Fe
e eral Payroll.
~fWashington, D. C.-The personne
t of Uncle Sam's establishment is im
1 creasing by leaps and bounds, the
s grand total of all federal employees
at present being approximately 370,
:h 065, as against 306,141 in 1907. as
n increase in the two years of abou
o64,000 persons, or about 20 per ceni
These and other interesting facU
a are brought out in the official regis
f ter, or government's "blue book," fo:
t 1909, which shortly will be issued
e The new publications will show tha
there were 28,947 persons in the fede
ral employ in Washington on July T
last, the annual pay roll for them be
-ing $31,541,225, an average of near
ly $1,10 each. This total will be tem
.porarily swollen next year by the ad
tdition of about 3,000 persons to th<
dclerical force of the census bureau
adding nearly $5,000 in salaries dur
t ing the year, or more of their en
1 The treasury department, with 6,
996 persons, takes fthe lead of al
s the government 'departments it
t Washington in the number of em
t, ployees, while the ,executitve office:
Ly end the list with only forty-three em
a- CHILE TO BOYCOTTUlNITED STATES.
Chilean Merchants Say Alsop Clain
D' is Unjust.
SSantiago, Chile.-The attitude o
the United States government in th<
- matter of the Alsop claim held b:
the United States against Chile il
producing an effect upon the busi
L ness of the couptry. Chilean buyeri
a- are cancelling orders for Americal
" products pending a decision.
- Iquique, Chile-The popular feel
n lg here is that the Alsop claim o
b- the United States against Chile. i
P unjust. A public meeting was lielt
to at which it 'proposed to boycott Amer
*S- lan importations unless the Unite<
- Stat-zs desists from pressing thi
SToProminent Arkansas Girls Figh
n- Bradford, Ark-In a street due
n. it knives at Alicia; Miss Nora O'w
idens was fatally injured by Miss Stel
w la Belk, and died within a few min
y- utes. Both young ladies were promi
i nent at Alicia. were well known an<
)y stood well in* the community.
d The duel was the result of a mlE
0 understanding that had existed be
re tween the two young ladies for som<
.~ 25,000,000 CORPORATION TAXES.
. 22,000 Corporations Are Registerec
on the Government Books.
n Washington, D. C. - The corpora
nn tion tax regulations are complete, ant
aff the latest estimates indicate a ne
revenue of $25,000,000 annually an<
n 122,000 corporations are likely t<
:k have to pay corporation taxes.
E Improper registration in man:
s. cases is fully expected with such
gigantic scheme, but the various per
-1-alties will apply without regard t<
b.whether a concern has failed to ge
TOEN KILLEDDEFENDING BEN.
Mother and- Daughter Are Killed
West Virginia Feud.
Williamson, W. Va. --.iring fro
the doorway of their home on a shI
iff's posse to give their father a]
brothers time. to escape, Mrs. -Charl
Daniels and her 16-year-old daught
were shot to death near Devon, Mi
go _county, by the officers.
The shooting of Mrs. Daniels a1
her daughter grew out of a fami
feud between the Christians gnd Da
iels on the border' of Kentucky a3
West Virginia. The Christians livi
in Mingo county, West Virginia, a.
the Daniels in Pike county, Kentucl
About three weeks ago Geor
Christian- ventured to the Kentuc.
side, a-id was slain by Jim Danie
Christian and Daniels were brothe
in-law, and had formerly been alliei
After the ;Killing of Christian t
two families and their friends becar
involved. Tlie Christians secured w,
rants for Jim Daniels and his broth
Charles and led a posse of Pike cou
ty officers to the home of the Danie
When the officers approacihed with
a few feet of the house, Mrs. Dani
land her daughter opened fire wi
ri ties, one of the posse receiving a bi
1 let in the arm. The two Christi;
Ioys and their father opened fi
Mrs. Daniels was shot down in t
doorway, but the 16-year-old daught
stood over the prostrate form al
fired upon the posse until she droT p
dead across her mother, pierced
The officers closed in, but by fi
feiting their lives, the mother a
.1 daughter had so effectually cover
the retreat of father and brother th
they made their escape.
COMPEL MEN TO MARRY.
So Says Preacher in a Sermon to C
Chicago, lil.-"There is only o
good reason for not getting marri(
and t:at is ill health," said Rev. Fr(
erick E. Hopkins, in Pilgrim Cong
gational Church. "A medical exar
nation for matrimonial purposes b
more to commend it than such an
amination for life insurance.
"*The state should compel men
marry for the same reason it co
pels education, and in some countri
military service. It is for the w
fare of the state that*there shot
be the largest number of homes a
a normal and regular increase of p(
"Brutality and criminality are u,
ally the only valid reasons for
vorce. Neither party should be p
mitted to marry again in less th
three years, and, in most cases, t
offending party, never.
"If, after a suitable acquaintance
girl woudl like to marry a man, I
he does not ask, then let her a
him. Why not? If she wants hi
she will probably give him a go
many hints, anyhow. So why r
speak out and ask for what you war
It is a useless conventionality and
silly custom, any way we look at
to stick to the old-fashioned way.
I "Some young men are simply t
bashful for their own good, and
nice girl ought to help out a littli
1909 COTTON CROP.
Final Reports Place It at 10,625,C
New Orleans, La.-The Times-De
ocrat, in presenting its correspol
ents' final reports on the cotton cr
of 1909, states that. the .concensus
opinion points to the following:
suit in bales: I '
Arkansas .. . ..... ...725,(
Georgia and Florida .....,0(
Louisiana .. ........ ...350,(
Mississippi .... .........1,100,(
North Carolina .. ....... 725,(
Oklahoma .. .............625,(
South Carolina .........1,150,(
Texas .. .............2,600,(
Corresi~ondents report that .far
ers have hitherto been dispos'ed
sell freely at current prices, but
now inclined to hold the remnant.
NO SLAVERY I AFRIUA.
Stories of Brutality Are Denied
New York City.-The wide-spre
allegations of deplorable conditic
in ,Portuguese, East Africa, parti,
lar in the Islands of San Thome a
Principe, credited by recent Engi
and American writers,. to the em
- tence of a cruel slave ,trade in A1
- can negroes among the planters, w<
d cenounced as unwarranted fabri
tions by Colonel J. A. Wylie, fell
of the Royal Geographical society
- England, who arrived here fri
Southampton after a two mont
-investigation of conditions in Par
guese, East Africa.
1The African's condition is wond
-fully improved as a laborer for i
Portuguese in contrast with his ho:
environment 'in Central Africa, s
Assassin Shot French General
SParis, France.-An individual,
lieved to be insane, having an im
imary grievance against the war
partment, shot and seriously wounc
General Verand on the steps of i
Hotel Contiinental. The man 'was
rested. Later it was learned that
had mistaken General Verand :
Gencral Brun, minister of war.
Cotton Crop of Egypt.
fCairo, Egypt. - According to1
best authorities this year's cot1
crop will amount to something
der 6,000,000 cantars, as compal
with nearly 7,250,000 cantars in 19
A cantar is equivalent to about
Balloon Unscathed By nUn'S Bulb
tNew York City.-An anchored 1:
loon, sent up off Sandy Hook in 1
army's aerial warfare test, passed1
scathed through a fire from a g
especially designed for the purpo
The ballcen was fired upon at
height of about 500 feet, but wheti
Sthe failure of the special gun to
stray it resulted from the weapo
inefficiency or poor markmansJ
could not be ascertained because
Sthe secret policy which has be
adopted in connection with the tes
Reformers to Assist Congress.
Washington, D. C.-Congress is
e assailed by reform organizatic
a day or so after it convenes. TI
fficials of various organizations
Inounce that a "reformers' conclax
tis to be held in Washington betwe
December 12 and 17.
President Taft; Andrew Carne:
and General Frederick D. Grant
ramog those who have been invii
- Delegates will attend the sessic
)of canlgress and urge changes in i
ttlaws"i governing the traffic in liqu<
M 10 Assistant Weighers Dropped
td From Rolls in New York.
83 MEN HAVE BEEN REMOVED
id Mr. Loeb Announces That the "General
ly House-Cleaning" in the Custom House
id Service Has Been Completed.
d New York City.-A new series of
' alleged customs frauds was brought
to light here with the arrest of
Thomas C. Giddings, a customs weigh
. er, on an indictment charging him
with conspiracy to defraud the gov
crnment in connection with importa
2e tions of figs in 1906. According to
ae the federal prosecutors, Giddings un
er derweighed two shipments of figs con
n. signed to local importers, recording
is. the weight of the first shipment at
in 30,000 'pounds instead of 40,600, and
s defrauding the government of the
th 1 duty on 8,700 pounds of the figs con
il- I tained in the second shipment.
mn I The indictment against Giddings, it
-e. | is intimated, is the first of a series
e i whica the government hopes to obtain
er from the grand jury now in session
id as a result of following up Collector
d Loeb's investigations- and dismissals.
)y Ten more assistant weighers have
I been dropped by Colector Loeb from
>r- the customs service.
id Mr. Loeb announced that.with these
d i dismissals the "general house-clean
at I ing" in the customs house as the re
i sult of .the investigation to under
weighing frauds had been completed.
Some individual cases remained, how
ever, on which he might find it nec
essary to take action, the collector
4e Inciuding these last dismissals, a
d. total of 83 men have been removed
de. by the collector since the work of
- readjustment of the staff in the cus
toms service began.
Ix TOWNS IJOOMtD.
to Canary Island Trembling Through Ac
e- tion of Volcano.
el- Santa Cruz, Teneriffe.-Four towns
.ld in the path of the streams of lp.va
d that are thrown out by half a dozen
p- craters, are threatened with destruc
tion. The situation is critical. The
u- inhabitants of the apparently doomed
i. towns are fleeing, and those of a
r- fifth, Arguayo, have appealed for aid.
m The four chiefly endangered by lava
tie are Tanquek, Tamaimo, Chasna and
a The entire island is rocked almost
t continuously by the tremblers, explo
uk sions and eruptions. The ashes dark-:
M en the sky all over the Canaries, float
ing many miles. Ravines and gullies
are filled with lava. Flames shoot
. from the peaks to great heights, some
a I times reaching more than 1,000 feet.
., JFrom all over the island refugees
are fleeing to Santa Cruz. The gov
00 ernment has started work on the
a opening of a way from Guia to San,
a Juan on the coast. The Red Cross
has a large organization in the field.
"YFLLOW" JOURNALISM CENSURED.
Justice Brewer Objects to Publication
mof Divorce Cases.
Ld- New York City.-Justice David
op Brewer of the supreme court of the
of IUnited States, censured yellow jour
re- nalism in the course of a lecture be
fore the Progress Club at Far Rock
00 Iwakway. He sipoke on the topic, "A'
00 Good Time Coming."
00 "The publication of testimony in
00 the yellow journals," he declared,
00 "'particuarlyi/in regard to divorce
3|cases. is to be deplored. Such pub
00 Ilications do not help the case and
oo drag into the public eye family skei
00 etons that had better be left in their
'00 closets. The publication of such stuff
.. simply feeds the morbid interests and
oo exerts anything except a healthful in
to "In many cases where such matter
.re is published people go to the bad
Iwho would otherwise resume the
strict and narrow path, and when
' tey go to the bad as a result of such
their lost standing and their desire
to be proper citizens.",
ad AMERICAN GOLD OUTPUT.
.u Value of the Product in 1908 Fixed
nd at $94,560,000.
sh Washington, D. C.-The gold min
is ers of the United States produced
'ri-. $94,560,000 worth of the precious met
re al during 1908, according to the Unit
ma- ed States geological survey and the~
w bureau of mints, which have co-oper
of ated in preparing an analysis of the
> reports from private refineries and
l' federal mints and assay offices.
tu- The total gold product was 4,574,
340 ounces, a net increase in value
er- of $4,124,300.
he Colorado leads with a productive
ne value of $22,871,000; Alaska was see
id ond with $19,858,800, and California
was third with $19,329,700.
.POPE'S NEW (ANOI.,
be- t is Believed it Will Affect
cl-' Rome, ltaly.-Pope Pius I has or
.ed dered that a new canon law be pub
ae lshed before Baster. Although the
terms are still kept secret, it is be
lieved on good authority that the
or edict contains important modifications
of the modernization regulations af
fecting marriage. The issuane- of
the present law more than a year
he ago attracted much attention, as It
on marked another step in the fight of
.i- the vatican against the modern ten
'ed dency of the church. The law affect
08. ed by the union of Catholics and non
a Catholics, making unrecognized any
marriage not performed by the priest.
IS. SOUTH ATLANTICLE.AQUE MEETS.
eW. R. Joyner of Atlanta Elected Pres
i- ident of "Sally" League.
u Jacksonville, Fla.-The directors of
s the South Atlantic League met here
sand elected W. R. Joyner of Atlanta.
rGa., president of the elague. Captain
-Joyner's name was the only nanfe
s placed in nomination, and he was.
59unanimously elected to the 'office.
ofThe Chattanooga franchise, now the
en property of the league, will be dis
s. posed of in some manner during the
next three weeks.
o MAY PLANT OITON IN HAWAII.
eNegotiations for Purchase of A
mn Island in Progress.
'e" Honolulu, Hawaii. - The establis
en ment of a cotton plantation in Hlaw:
is among the possibilities of the ne
ie future. Negotiations for the purcht
rin of Lanai Island for that purpose,
ed volving the expenditure of $3O,
are now in progress.
s Dr. E. V. Wilcox, di:eetor of
he United States agrit:W1ural sta
>s here, who has st:R-Xd th~e soil of
island, stated thIeL : becves it t
te. fo .~ c.. rivationl of co
or of "Brother' Pearyt'
Delta-Kappa Epsilon has planned 0"
of 1helargest fraternity dinners eer
held" forDecemlnber 18, in NeW A
city. Commander Peary is a melr
of Theta- chapter, at Bowddi col
It is estimated that fifteen hun T
"dekes" will attend.
Representatives of the Snake
an tribe attending the Chickashe
islature at rishomingo, Okla.,
making a hard fight. to induce tb
er Indians to 'refuse to recogni!
United States government ar
treaties that the governmen
made with the Indians. The -
who have always opposed the
man's government, desire to
the Indian customs and gover.
selves. It is believed that G
Johnson of the Chickashas a -
white and mixed members of
islature will have a majority
ing the movement.
Director Lowell of the ob
at Fl-,;ahip, Ariz., reports
apparent Anaretic snow fall
season on Mars Two patch
ed aat the altitude of 62.72;
100.19. The first was on
12 and was small. The se,
was observed November 16
A woman who assisted
band's suicide is probab
She is Madame Marquet
France, and it is reported
her husband hanged him!
not die at once, she clunk
and hung on until stran;
achieved. Marquet, who
aged, while his wife was
had told his wife that h,
commit suicide, and sh
welcomed the suggestio:
of her own.
Working on the theory
ness is due to an irr .
cerebal nerves. a Ger a
has invented a cap, wh t
the ' sufferer's head, c th
arteries which supply I ant
cures the trouble with -ica
Speaking' at a dinnei Aet)
of the Mayflower Desc Bos
ton, Mass., vx-Governt ruild,
Jr., himself a member iety,
said: "The pilgrims rants
no less than are the .oday,
and it is to our shar s the
descendanits of tho:- immi
grants who stay awe .y pri
mary or caucus and bridge
game, while the ne . at ful
fills the duty. of citi -*.'tes for
tne officers of his s - untry."
The postmaster artm-ent
has issued a fraud inst the
Erie Manufacturin y, 5645
West Lake streel Under
this name E. F. H - charged,
has been engaged . e for ob
taining money th mails by
disposing of a lir jewelry.
The story Is re Secretary
Wilson of the I depart
ment is soon to i has com
pleted'a longer 1 inet minis
ter than any ot - officer m
the history of t nent. Last
spring the stor: given cur
rency that the farmers, as
he is .called, w retire from
President Taft '--~
tary 'Wilson lc
the report, wh
peared since i..
The first r -
survey of the
ing made by
yacht Carnef will .be of In
valuable as. .o navigation,
have been re .the institute's
department 'al magnetism.
These first ove that wheni
a complete ..been made the
masters of . .atic liners will
be able to time off their
schedules 1 g the revised
charts of tI-- :. survey. By do
ing so, th' scape the fitful
changes 01 pass, and their
regular va . the earth's mag
netism wt >een hitherto un
Thie pc -nouncement that
General : :lar kson, surveyor
of the p York, would not
be re-api. that office was
made by -. r MacVeagh. On
the first ais official career,
Secretar: h met Timothy
Woodruf ..ieutenant governor
of New -demanded General
Clarkscr. scalp. The trouble
is said - - s origin in the de
sire of . New York state re
publica! s for the patronage.
As a . an investigation of
imperfe ..tubes on the battle
ship W *. ia, the navy depart
ment -d to order the dis
mssal federal service of
Edwar .gh, master boilerma
ker of Island navy yard, at~
San F and his acting assis
tat, -letti. This investiga
tion i .ave shown that those
Re; Bennett of New
York iade the assertion that
"graf in the administration
of a! anection with the con
stru< Panama canal. Secre
tar ickinson has prepared
an this accusation, a copy
of sent to Representative
Ben -secretary said that he
will -Bennett sufficient time
in :.ake this statement pub
lic - loes not do so, then the
sec - give it to the press
- Litchenfield, who ekes
ou by taking in washings,
co. 60 at the annual conven
tic Jhristian Missionary ali
a was held at Gospel taber
n. - Work recently.
to expedite, the transm'is
s. -stered mall for delivery in
t - canal zone, postmasters
S- hern and middle western
- been instructed by Post
.eral Hitchcock -to use New
the proper exchange office.
for the canal zone cannot'
ted by way of New Orleans
sent 'via New York city.
in Warner. United States
ner of pensions, has tender
-resignation, and President
accepted it. His successo
been decided upon.
:sinl (or rosin) hereaftiir must
uty of one-fourth ~of one per
- pound and an additional 10
it ad valorem, beginning in
ays. This decision was reach
the treasury department in
the specific provhiins of par
twenty of the new tariff law.
cts not only the great rosir
C the south, to which the decis
favcrable, but also the soap
acturing interests in. all prarts of
auntry. Both sides have made
at fight, the soap interests for
idmission and the rosin interest,
i southern states for an adequatt
nbia S C.-The trustees of
an college have established a
extension department. in charge
ofessor' D. N. Barrow. This Is
.,ps the iost significant step in
ear's work at Clemson. Dr. Ba3
will devote his
.k-e agricutiLuraL teaching practical,
lpful and attractive.
South Carolina's record in corn
.owing ii the best in the country.
ne farmer in Aiken reports 349 1-2
ashels on three acres, but he Is be
ind ycung Archie Usher, of Brights
1 le district, Marlboro county, who
. s year won the state -prize in the
13 corn club, -producing one hun
d and fifty-two bushels on his
e acre. The real need for scien
knowledge on the farm is easily
in the exhibits at every county
and at the state fair each year.
specimen ears of corn placed on
lition frequenily show marked
-t and both the farmers of the
and their sons nfed to learn
:rds such as Dr. Barrow will
)e able to bring; to every com
y he visits.
ry rural high school would do
appoint a farr:er's day and In
r. Barrow to present his idea of
immunity agricultural needs.
.rs can secure fr' m him on ap
.n thz best bulletin issued at
n college as well as the list of
st practical issued by the afri
department at Washington.
periment deserves the atten
every country school in the
.-son, S. C.-.The largest bale
n for the season, weighing
ndred and six pounds, has just
rketed nere. -The cotton
Mr. A. B. Fant to. Mr. J.
at 14 5-8 cents per pund,
$117.88. The seej-lere sold
5. makhW &!!..!otal value of
$136.51' The nearest second
g 1a2A wa-: one sold by Mr.
Clian -.eral days ago. It
seeli da--rd and thirty
- s, was suo at 14 1-2 cents,
seed included, $128.57.
urg, S. C.-President G. L.
C. and 0. road; Vice Presi
- and Mark W. Potter of.
chairman of the -board of
.were in the city inspecting
- Of the company, accompan
- B. Cleveland, president of
-1 W. C. They left here on a
Aumbia, via Laurens,- for the
it is believed, of making
arrengements from this city
a, Columbia and Charleston.
sville, S. C.-It was thought
eks ago that the cotton crop
1ro county would equal that
-ar, which totalled nearly fif
ousand bales. It is now esti
at the crop for this county
nearer fifty-six thousand.
re been weighed by the two
!ighers in Bennettsville over
ousand bales up to date.
a , C.-While there Is so
- cssin aoutthe state fiag -
..ted. - d moune wnat
the national flag, or ensign,
*be borne by the state of
rolina, as follows:
~solved, That from and after
2ag, or ensign, of South Car
U be blue, with a white pal
right in the centre thereof,
lte increscent -ig the upper
*corner of the flag.
.solved, That these -resolu
communicated to his excel
3 governor, and that he be
ly requested to publish and
its national flag, or ensign,
.m it may concern.'
;a, S. C. - The legislature
isked to establish a state'
charities. The board would
au of Information, according
* ans of the convention on.
and ccrre-ction which closed
is here. Such a board would
* control over penal institu
* would have the power of
iy which means it is hc.bed
. dcan be accomplished.
TE CAPITAL NOTES.
g for co-operation on the
e women of other churches,
Carolina Baptist Womans
union launched a move
gned to put. a stop to the
fbig hats in church. The
denouncing the peach-bas
- erry widow styles of head
-unday wear was passed and
bacco crop this yearwT
- ..by several million pouis
year In the history of ' ie
)rding to a report lssud
ffice of Commissioner Wt
.the months of July, A
nber and October, the tjo
- ers of the state have sepit
31,643,024 pounds of tobac
Is being considered by a
the advisability of dividi-2,5
pal diocese of South Cario
committee met In Coluni
aib-committees were name.'
t thereon will be madet
1 at its next sesion.
sor Ansel offered a re
the apprehension of Wq
ranted In Greenwood cowl
charge of house breaking.
otal sales of the county dis
for the month of October
-- to $370,003.63, the brea'
and operating expenses $1
* ording to a statement giv
spei~sary Auditor West. T
of the fifteen counties wh
~n only during fifteen da
aber hesides the six w
am H. Dorrill, for thirty-f
ditor of Georgetown coun
*ned. Mr. Dorrill in his 1
~signation to Governor AnS
at he is forced to give up th
o'i account of his eyes an
- ealth. The resignation w -
by Governor Ansel "wi
he fifteen counties voting d
-ecent elECtion the amount'
*gainst the county boards
of firms agnain.st which~ ju
tave been found by the sta 4
. ry whiding up commissfon
3. This money will be held