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It's the size of a dollar, thinks the Philadelphia Record, that causes the sighs of those who haven't it. . I At any rate, in passing the census bill Congress has done something, chirps the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, that counts. . Americans now go to Europe, de clares the Seattle Post Intelligencer, for three reasons: To consult spe cialists, study music or get into trouble. tr In Dr. Eliot's list of books necessary for the essentials of a liberal educa I tion, Puck says we fail to note the Football Guide for 1909. Mr. Maxim Jr., recently returned from Europe, Bays that in England "they are drilling everywhere" and . that In Germany "every other person seems to be in uniform." Evidently, remarks the New York World, there is more work ahead for Mr. Maxim Sr. What the human race needs, as serts the Norfolk Landmark, ls an ab solutely exact umpire-one as trust Worthy as an adding machine. When lilts invention has been perfected, lt should be clinched to all baseball and football games, yacht and track races, gas and water pipes, etc., etc. .. . Why do actors so often wear long hair? Perhaps, submits the Kansas City, Star, this is the reason: There once was a statute in England under which actors found wandering were li able to be branded through the right ear. The long hair concealed the dec oration, and thus the custom was started. At the banquets of the eighteenth century the man who carved needed to know words as well as the use of knives. Venison he "broached," the pheasant he "allayed," the rabbit and woodcock he "unlaced" and the crab he "tamed." Dismembering a swan was "lifting" him and the crane under his knife was being "dsplayed." The peacock was "disfigured." As a variation from the abandoned farm idea the Vermont Commissioner of Agriculture has prepared an "avail able farm booklet" including a list of farina, apparently supplied by the real estate agencies. Judging by the prices and descriptions, some might very well have been described as abandoned but argreat many are plain ly first clasB in price, declares the American Cultivator. Prices of Ver mont farms are supposed to have ad vanced during recent years, but the range of price here given shows that there are many cheap 1 .ma still on sale in Vermont. As for instance, twenty-five -acres with a quantity of spruce lumber, fair buildings, 4 1-2 miles from Barre, price $500. Anoth er farm in East Montpelier with a good house but poor barns .and 120 acres of land, * advertised to keep twelve cows and team, is also held at only $500. Some of the best bar gains offered appear to be in the line > of higher priced farms, which accord ing to the description contain amply enough lumber and wood to pay for the farm. A study of the booklet gives the impression that there are still plenty of bargains in New Eng land farm property. FOFt M.SNDIXO ll?TTOXHOLES. For mending buttonholes in tho ne cv bands of bosom s'xlrts, stitch pieces o? tape -flat aloug each eds? ci the buttonhole, bringing them to gether at Its ends. The tape on each side should be just wide enough to extend to the edge of the neckband, where lt should also be stitch?d. Thia new buttonhole will outwear the rest of the /jhlrt.-(Boston Post, Afro-American Mings Society ' \u ^OraaWb'cTf' t$ Colonize . Negroes. > Rome, Ga.-There Ima boon founded at Aragon, in Polk:-, county, a new .or der that lias for its/bbj?bt' th?' settle mont of the Negro problem and that promises to become national in its scope. "The Order of the True Amer icans" ls the name of tho organiza tion and efforts aro already underway to establish a lodgo ia Rome. The removal of tho Negro from Amerioa and hts colonization elsowhere is the prime object of thc order. It declares for a speedy, lawful and honorable settlement of the race problem upon principles of justice to both .races. It' ls stand for tho reunion of the north and south, for one united white 'Amer ica, for loyalty to tho American gov ernment and for law and older in stead bf mob violence. * * * * Negroes to Be Trained to Teach the Bible. Chicago, 111.-An extensive plan for placing teachers in the colleges and seminaries of the south which are de voted to the education of the Negroes so that the Negroes might be trained to teach the Bible in their home fields, was endorsed by - the executive committee of the International Sun day School Association, Ln- session here. ., Thc plan was the result of an ex haustive investigation of tho schools of the south, made by W..-N. Hats horn of Boston, chairman of the com mittee. The resolutions adopted state that thc results secured from the work heretofore done by this committee among the Negroes have not been ae satlsiactory as was hoped for, and that, the committee ls of the opinion* that owing to the religious, social and educational conditions now surrounding the Negro in the south, work through field secretaries, con ventions and institutes is not the most effective in helping the. race to systematize Bible ctudy and Sunday school work. s * ? ? * . > Negro League Adjourns. Louisville, Ky.-Morality and per sonal cleanliness among the men and women of thc black race was earnest ly pleaded for by speaks at the clos ing sesylous In this city of the Na tional Negro Business League. The convention left to tho choice of the next meeting place to the ex ecutive committee and re-elected its. former official personnel, of which Booker T. Washington is at the head, with but three exceptions. The new meu are Scipio Jones of Little Rock, Ark., fourth vice -president; W, C. Gordan of St. Louis, Mo., fifth vice president, and J. C. Thomas of New York, executive committeeman. It was announced that a school to train Negro gills as domestics will be opened In Washington, D. C., Octo ber 14. The league officially passed resolu tions thanking the arbitrators of the recent railroad firemen's strike in Georgia; the United States govern ment for sending a comm it. don 40 li beria, and asked all newspapers to grant the organized- work of Negroes impartial publicity-.' *. * ? ? To Show the World Progress of the Negro. A national exposition that will, through every style of exhibit, ?brougnt from every part of the coun ty, demonstrate the industrial, agri cultural and educational progress of the Negro since emancipation, 1B the project wherewith Professor R. R. Wright, principal of the Georgia State Industrial ' College for Negroes, at Savannah, would celebrate the 50th anni vei sar y of emancipation in 1913. Professor Wright has just returned from a 5,000-mile tour of the country during the com se of which he tested the sentiment regal ding the exposi tion of prominent leaders of thc; race. He speut several hours in Atlanta. With every element of the Negro population, Professor Wright says, the idea advanced by himself ls universal ly popular. Educators, preachers, farmers and business men generally view the proposed exposition as a means of epieading beiore the world . what the Negro has done since becom ing hi3 own master, and what ho is capable of accomplishing, regarding advancement achieved as earnest fot the future. Recently at Louisville, Booker T Washington enthusiastically endorsed the proposal, and it is an accepted conclusion that Negroes, irrespectlvt of location or vocation, will give theil co-operation.x "Logically, of course," said Profes sor Wright, "an exposition of thh character and significance would ut held in a southern city. Macon, At lanta, New Orleans, or some othei representative modem city will be se lected as the site. I am particularly anxious, also, that the federal govern s ment should participate and I an hopeful of success in this direction.' Proles-sor Wright ls president o the National Tc 41er?' Asosciation which held its seventh annual sessioi in Asheville, N. C., .June 22, whei the idea of tie racial exposition wot unqualifiedly- endorsed. Other repre sentative bedies have extended th< movement their -sanction. "We want to obliteiaie," said Proi Wright, "the old bitter association that in a measure still characterize emancipation celebrations and the er: to which ?mancipation gave .birth. "It is our plan to strip the occo sion on Its flttleth anniversary of al political pr prejudicial meaning, au placo lt purely upon the basis of den: onstrating what tte Negro ha wrought toward bis own salvatlor and what he is capable further of o; looting In the samo avenues. "Impulsive Negro leaders and il advised white friends of tho race hav during the last year or two Indulge in hurtful and demoralizing demot str" tiona based on purely t academl and political phases. "We ask the co-operation of ou white neighbors in the south, the bee and most understanding friends of th race, in arranging a worthy diepla which shall show the world what th Negro has acutally achieved along mi terial lines, which shall inspire th humblest members of the race to fres parcttcal endeavors and which sha further harmonize tho best elemento of' those 'twd races' so closely related In the substantial destiny of the southern states." : i iii -? . . * .- . t. ... :The Professional Negro. "I have nb use for a professional; Negro, the one who.makv-j'hls way-by' being a Negro. I have no more i UKO for <him than I have for a professional Irishman or a professional German or a professional Methodist, i am no special friend to the Negro and I haye no faith in a man who claims to' -be. ? believe in law and order. I believe in the law being meted out to all men and races alike and thte is my special friendship to all races and nations'.'** These strong words fell from* "trie lips of the Governor of Kentucky, Au gustus E. Wilson, as he welcomed the National Negro Business League to Louisville last week. Governor Wilson besides being a republican and a Har vard man is a brave man. He is one of the new school of southerners, sin cerely interested in the future of tho Negro, because he ls Interested in the future of the south aud the future of America. His type of southerner's friendship is vital for the Negro's fu ture and in a large measure responsi ble for his progress at present. His admirable words are worthy cf the calm consideration of every Negro. The professional Negro like the pro fessional Irishman and the profession al Methodist Is passing. That Negro who traded and throve In dayB gone by on Negro emotionalism and preju dice has been driven to the outside of work. The grip sack politician was in turn supplanted by the "intel lectual" problem-solve who had *his rendezvous at Boston. But both were professional Negroes and of both the race has had good riddance. The race has learned that neither legislation nor agitation ?but that patient and persistent effort in all directions will solve his problem. The Negro, throughout, this country needs no special friends, but defender of law and order. He needs the opportunity to work out his own existence as all other Americans and then to be pro tected only and as all other Ameri cans.-New York Age. Cabell Sworn In. Royal E. Cabell, who has been post master at Richmond, Va., was Wed 'nesday formally sworn in by the Act ing Secretary of thc Treasury as com missioner of internal revenue, suc ceeding John G. Capers, of South Carolina, who relinquished the office Tuesday. Blow For Publishers. Quebec, Special.-A deputation, all of the pulp and paper manufac turers and all of the Canadian own ers, of rights to <mt timber on crown lands in the province of Quebec, have called upon Sir Lomer Gouin, ' the Premier, and asked the government to prohibit the |C*fioi^^^^nJ^A^yd to tile United SfTites. "H^^ni?ericans, having the right to cut timber on crown lands, did not join. The matter is to bc submitted to the cabinet and the indications are that the expor tation of pulp wood will be prohibited throughout the Dominion. Law No Respecter of Persons. Atlanta, Gu., Special.-In denying a pardon to Olin F barr, former cash ier of the Citizens' Bank, of McRae, Ga., who has served 15 months of a four-yenr sentence for the embezzle ment of moro than $15,000 of the bank'p funds, Gov. Joe Brown over ruled the recommendations of the State prison commission and made it plain that family prominence and in fluential friends will avail naught in seeking pardons of him. Attempts to Kill Doctor. Birmingham, Ala., Special.-Fol lowing the confession of his wife that she was suffering from a criminal operation, William McIntyre Friday morning went to the home Dr. P. L. Hagler and shot him through the groin. .Four of the five shots were fired without effect. McIntyre was released on bond in the sum of $200. Hagler was carried to a hospital and later removed to his home. Mrs. Mc Intyre, who had been ' ill several months, is said to be in a dying con dition. Belief Work at Montera;. . Mexico City, Special.-The State governments are contributing liber ally toward the relief fund, and it is believed that $50,000 will be reaised from these sources. The first esti mate of property loss of $30,000,000 and of 2,000 .fatalities as a result of the .floods may be under the mark. The highways over the northern end of the State have been destroyed and it may be weeks before the telegraph system is restored to its normal status. **" Window Glass Works Close. Pittsburg, Special.-Reports re ceived from towns in the Pittsburg district were that 5,000 men employ ed by the American Window Glass Company are idle as the result of tho strike inaugurated Saturday to ob tain an increase in wages. Notices were posfed in six machine blower factories of the glass company that the plants would ho closed forthwith. The men have asked for an advance approximating 20 per. cent, this be ing refused h\r Hm <"-?Tn?iy. MAT <FOR UMBRELLA JAR.. If you dread your umbrella Jar will be broken from careless ^handling, try .putting a rubber mat In the bot-, tom. One housewife has Inside of hers a circle of rubber tubing on top of which is a flat tin plate with slightly upturned edge. The tubing keepa. this from resting on the bot tom, and it can easily be emptied of drippings.^-New York Pres. PALMETTO HAfT?INGS g ? t ti?xfi $ ??O?OP . of ? General^ Interest From All Tarts of tho State. C., O. & O. Train Kills Two Mea. Spartaitburg, Special.--The first fatal accident on the Carolina, Clinch field and Ohio Road, since construc tion work was begun occurred Wed nesday morning when a construction train carrying a train load of steel rails and a gam; of workmen ran over Rome Wilson, thc foreman, and doe Henderson, a colored laborer, killing both instantly, and seriously injuring an unknown negro laborer, cutting off one leg. The bodies of Wilson and Henderson were fearfully mangled by the car wheels. The train pulled out from Pacolet River camp this morning nt 0 o'clock with the workmen and rails,.ond had gone about three milis towards Broad River when the accident occurred. A rail slipped from the front car be tween it and thc second, and the workmen thought that the ' entire train would.be wrecked and jumped. Henderson jumped between the first and second car and was almost cut in twain. Wilson, in trying to ieap to a place of safety, fell beneath the cars and was crushed to death. Prospects Good For New South Caro lina, Railroad. Greenville. Special.-Messrs. J. P. Charles and Broadus Martin have re turned from a trip over the ?oute of the proposed Glenvilla, Green wood & Augusta Railroad, which is fi? be built within the near future. They report that rights of way for this new road have been practically all secured as far as Greenwood. The road will run over tho. old grade of the Carolina, Knoxville & Western Railway as far ns Cokcsbury, at which place it will leave the grade for Greenwood. The road will run ! Through Princeton, Ware Shoals and Cokesbury to Greenwood, thence to Augusta. A charter has been applied for and subscription books will be open September 17. Spartanbr.rg Will Cel?brate. Spartanburg, Soetial.-At a meet ing pf tho chamber of commerce Thursday night preliminary arrange ments were roado to give one of the biggest free entertainments ever giv en in this State upon the occasion of the operation of the first train over tho Carolina, Clinchfield & Ohio road into the city. The plans are to givei a free barbecue to people from all sections of tlo State and especially to those li vin sr alonz the line of the free firew^S! Babt and a little oratory n^r^| Bon. The iden is to make the OCCOSOTP a gen eral holiday and provide free attrac tions and good things to eat to those who come. Erring Gaffney Couple Arrested in Atlanta. Gaffney, Special.-Some weeks ago M. C. Green, who lins a wife and fam ily, left Gaffney, accompanied by a Mrs. Kirby, a young mnrried womajt. A warrant; wo"4i issuer!, for the arrest of Green and Sheriff Thomas received information that ho had been cap tured in Atlantn. and was in cus tody in that city. S! .-riff Thomas will send cn officer for Green. Tho woman who fled with Green left a young baby about six weeks of age. Green was engaged in conducting a bottle establishment hero before, he went away and was thought to be doing a geed business. Mr. Jennings Accjp**. Cokesburv, Sp-fial.-Mr. J. S. Jen nines of Greenville has been elected rector of the Cokesburv Conference school and luis accepted the position. He is meeting with a good deal of en couragement in his canvass for pupils. Newberry is Against Bonds. Newberry, Special.--LitlLe interest was shown in the election in 'this county Tnerdav on the question of issuing $300.000 worth of bonds for rond improvement. With all but two small boxes heard from the county gives for bond 110: ogainst bonds 1,230. About Knit of the vole of the county was polled. Popular Traveling Men 'Lease the Hotel at Newberry. Newberry, Special. - Messrs. Charles P. Pelham and Haskell Wright, of this city, have leased the Newberry Hotel and took charge lost week. Thc Newberry was under the mnnacement of Mr. A. T. Brown up until Ibo time of his death about the midd!? of Alienist. Beth Mr. Pel ham and Mr. Wright are well known throughout this and other States, Mr. Pelham having traveled the Eas tern portion' of the country, and Mr. Wright having traveled tho Western States. Pair io be Held at Leefield. Edgefield. Special.-The Edgefield County Fair Association decided to hold their first fair on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, October 27, 28 and 20. Every effort will be put forth at onco to make this first annual event a signal triumph. The Ladies' Chrysanthemum Association will hold their fall festival in conjunction with the fair people. A novel and gratify-' ing succ?s* is thus assured tho town ' and county. . \ -. : . THE "GRAFT CASES" J? Attorney General and Associates Will i Soon Be Beady For Trial.. | Columbia, Special-Active prepar ations are being made by Attorney General Lyon and bi's associate attor- ( o?ys for trial of the dispensary 1 "graft*' cases at the coming term of 2onrt, which convenes Tuesday, with ? Judge Memminger presiding. The attorneys have been at work for* some time gathering up the loose 2nds of the evidence'obtained at in tervals, and the cases brought up are 1 ?xpected to bc of interest throughout the entire country. , It is not known yet when the cases j will be called, although it is thought that some of them will be taken up luring the second week of court. All may not be brought up at the present term as each of the trials may con mine several days and it is customary to clear the juil of prisoners before the other cases are started. Those now under indictment in ?lude Jas. S. Farnum, Jno. Black, Joe B. Wylie, Jno. Bell Towill, L. W. Boykin, W. ?. Tatum, M. A. Good man, Jodie M. Rawlinson, W. A. By afs and others. Seminole Cases Will Be Pushed. * Columbia, Special.-The prosecu- ' lion in the indictments brought and afterwards to be presented to. the | ?r?nd jury in the case against those involved in the organization of the Seminole Securities company, will be pushed by J. W. Thurmond, an attor ney of Edgefield, and former solicitor af this circuit 'when 'Richland was in eluded in the Lcxington-Edgefield ter- ? "ritory.. . The cases will come up at ?the coming term of court if possible land it is very probable that other in- | I lictments will be brought then. The I prosecution as planned by the receiv ?rs was not pushed, according to Mr. W. F. Stevenson, who was in the city . Saturday, because of the difficulty in securing the service1' of some of the lawyers interested in the receivership hearing, to continue in the criminal | work. Mr. Stevenson is busy in the , disperisnry litigation and could not serve. It is thought, however, as a result additional warrants will bo .sworn out. ? Water Route to Columbia. >. Columbia, Special.-It is a wei- I i come announcement which comes to Columbia, Georgetown and other towns along the water route between here and Georgetown in the form of a letter from Chief Engineer Adams to Commissioner Watson and others ! -interested that1 the report of the in vestigation of the Congaree, Santee and Wateree recommends securing a depth of six feet and a width of ono . hundred feet from Winyah bay to the Santee, and a channel depth of ? not less than four feet to Columbia by the Santee and the Congaree and not less than four feet to Camden by | the Wateree, and the raising of the dam at Columbia two feet. This | means water freight business from Baltimore and New York to Colura bit by Georgetown nil the year round und placing this city on the same water basis as Augusta. Child Drinks Coal Oil. Rock Hill, Special.--Haywood, the 2-year-old son of Mr. F. H. Moore, a prominent liveryman of this city, while playing around their home in Woodlawn Park Saturday afternoon, managed in some way to get hold of a vessel cntaining some kerosene oil and drank a lot of it, fotrunately a* physician happened to be nt the next door neighbor's and was called in and administered antidotes and after working with the little fellow for some time brought him around all right. He is said to have been a sick child for severn! hours. Drought Unbroken. Orangeburg, Special. - Thc dry spell continues here and the cotton is going back every day. Owing to this condition the cotton is opening rapid .ly and the market here has been flood ed. On Saturday 340 bales were sold here and about 250 were marketed Saturday. Most of this cotton brought 12 cents per pound. First Saturday in November For Fanners' Competition at Gaffney. Gaffney, Special.-The first Satur day in November has been fixed for tlue Cherokee county exhibit of the colts which will compete for th? valu able prizes offered hy the National Bank of Gaffney. It is probable that a tremendous crowd will be. in Gaff ney on that dote, as n large number of farmers sud stock raisers are com? peting for the prizes. The prizes of fered by thc Merchants and Planters Bank for the best yields of cotton and corn and the prizes offered by the .National for the best stock is an in centive to farmers to do their best. Hamrick and tho Improvement Bonds , \ Win Out in Gaffney. Gaffney, Special.-Full returns from the senatorial election give Hamrick 820 votes and Hardin 040, a majority of 180 for Hamrick. While this is not official, it is approximately correct. The vote for sewerage and water works as given in the special was not quite correct. The vote in favor of water works was 336 against 10. In favor of sewerage 335 against 13. SNAPPY km BRIEF Items Gathered and Told While You Mold Your Breath. SOME EVERY DAY HAPPENINGS Lively and Crisp, as They Are Gar nered From the Fields of Action at Home and Abroad. China and Japan have reached an nnicable adjustment of their compli cations in Manchuria. New Jersey is considered a mos quito state but Prof. Smith, who has put his theories to a practical tost, has rid much of the mosquito terri tory of .the pest by drainage. Ho Buds that tho eggs arc laid in soft mud and if the mud is dried they cannot hatch. Near Butte, Montana, Tuesday, a grizzly bear carried off a little child of a Mr. Doolittle. He pursued with dogs and gun. The bear dropped the child little hurt, killed ono dog and put the other to flight. Mr. Doolittle was thrown from thc horse he was riding and had a leg broken, which put lum at tho mercy of the grizzly which mortally wounded him beforo rescurers killed the bear! In Costa Rico in the late presi dential election the fight turned from ballots to bullets. A lone bandit held up an express train Tuesday near Lewistown, Pa., and robbed it of bags of money. "When he sent the train away he picked up a bag of Lincoln pennies mistaking it for gold and the gold Vas recovered. Ile got very little. "Washington, New York, Chicago and. St. Louis are bidding for the world's aviation contest in 1010. Mrs. Fredricu H?rnsheim died in New Orleans the last day of August,* lacking only a' few months of 100 years old. The President of Frnnce and Mme. Fallieres entertained Mrs. Roose velt and . daughter Miss Ethel, last Tuosdaj*. A Reading, Pa., dispatch says the present drought is thc worst for 50 years. St. Michael's Home for Children in New York, was partially destroyed by fire Tuesday and seven children under five years old perished in the flames. s Disciples of the "Unknown Ton gue" are disappointed nt the exis? tenee of Tampa, Florida, -which ac cording to their prophet, was to have been wiped off the face of the earth on September 1st. "William Mitchell, a wealthy and prominent citizen of Tbomasville, Qa., committed the great criminal folly of assault on a pure woman. He did not succeed and bis punishment was fixed at one year's service on the chain gang. Ail efforts for commuta tion of sentence to service on peni tentiary farra have been rejected by Gov. Brown. He must undergo the penalty. The Nashville, Tenn., police are worried over many cases of "drunk" from which there is no odor. They can't find out "Howcome you so." Ten deaths from cholera have oc curred recently in Rotterdam. There are 17 cases and 74 suspects. Two masked men robbed the Mills County German Bank of $1,500 at Mine?lo, Iowa, "Wednesday in open day. The steamer Lucania of the Cun ard line, which was burned and sunk near Liverpool last week, will prob ably not be repaired at all. Mrs. Sutton has obtained permis sion to have the remains of her son, Lieut. James Sutton, exhumed but she abhors the presence of the of ficers that she thinks are responsible for ber sons death. Seven , deaths front cholera are re ported from St. Petersburg and 33 new cases within 24 hours. Count Zeppelin made a successful sail in bis airship Sunday from Frederichshafen to Berlin. He was enthusiastically applauded. The total number of victims of the explosion at Boca Chica, near Key West, Fla., was 20. 10 dead and 10 injured. All the injured are in a fair way to recovery except James Gallagher, whose condition is serious. His back is broken and bis ribs and chest terribly crushed. Dispensaries are again open in South Carolina except several coun ties in dispute. In the counties where the dispensaries were voted out they will rerauin open till the pe riod allowed for closing out the stock. The international cup of aviation, known also as the Gordon Bennet trophy, was won Sat urda-*- at Reims, France by Glenn H. C irtiss, the Amerjean aviator, in the fastest aerial journey of 20 kilometres (12.42 miles) ever accomplished by man. His time, 15 minutes 50 3*5 seconds was only 5 3-5 seconds foster than that made by Blerjot over tb? same course. The cave-in of an old mine did great damage to two blocks of the city of Scranton, Pa., last Sunday. The surface sank from 2 to 8 feet. Many houses were injured and. a few ruined. The loss is set at $300,000. The Spaniards last week set land mines for the Moores and blew up 100 While engineers were placing more mines in the night tho Moores attacked and killed 50 engineers. > The Mahdi st rebels in Arabia blew up the Turkish barracks and wound ed 240 men.