CAMEROiN COUNTY PRES&
H. H. MULUN, Editor.
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There are men and women who
pride themselves upon their gruffness,
and though they may possess virtue,
their manners make them intolerable.
The finest gentleman that ever
breathed was the model man of Naz
areth. And if Christianity has no
higher recommendation, Hare's state
ment in "Guesses of Truth,""the
Christian is God Almighty's gentle
man," that alone makes it an invalu
able element in society.
How Women May Keep Well.
An authority upon all matters con
nected with physical training says
that a woman who wishes to keep
well and in good condition should
sleep nine hours of the 24, take cold
water baths, exercise for five minutes
each day with light dumbbells, drink
a cup of hot liquid before breakfast,
spend half an hour every day in out
door exercise, make the best of bad
bargains and, above all, always keep
"Your great trouble," said the saga
cious person, "is that you don't ap
ply scientific principles to agricul
ture." "P'raps," answered Farmer
Corntossel. "What, in your opinion,
cause so many crop failures?" "I
dunno for sure. Hut I've a suspicion
it's tryin' to follow the advice of
everybody that comes along an' says
he knows all about it."
Turpentine, in India, is derived from
the chir, or long-leaf pine, which very
much resembles the American long
leaf pine, from which the main supply
of turpentine of the world is derived
and which is rapidly disappearing.
This tree occurs in different parts of
the Himalayas, at elevations of from
3,500 feet to 7,000 feet.
Following Our Women,
Aristotle says:"The aim of labor
is rest." He never knew New York
ers, for they rest like the chicken
hawk —upon the wing. The man who
keeps up with the New York woman
ought to have as many legs as a cen
tipede and the temper of an angel.—
New York Press.
Strength of Beetles.
Beetles possess an enormous amount
of strength. The common beetle can
draw 500 times its own weight, and a
stag beetle has been known to escape
from underneath a box on which a
weight had been placed 1,700 times
greater than the insect's body.
"How did you get the money to buy
paints to finish your big picture?"
asked the sympathetic intimate of the
struggling artist. "Pawned my coat."
"Oh! And how much did you get for
your picture?" "Nearly enough to get
my coat out."
"If you wish for anything which be
longs to another, you lose that which
is your own," said Epictetus. He was
a slave, but, more clearly than any
of the stoics, realized the essential
importance of every human being.
"Life is largely made up of illu
sions," said the complacent cynic.
"Yes," answered Miss Cayenne, "and
they serve a beneficent purpose. If
there vwe no illusions, there would
be far less self-esteem."
Good Thing to Avoid.
"When you comes to figure In de
loss of time, temper an' mebbe friend
ship," said Uncle Ebon, "it's mighty
hard foh anybody to say foh certain
dat he has had de best of an argu
No man is the wiser for his learn
ing. It may administer matter to
work in, or objects to work upon; but
wit and wisdom are born with a man.
The inquisitive Child.
"Bobby—"Please, pa, just one more."
Pa —"All right. Well, what is it?"
Hobby—"Say, pa, who is going to bury
the last man that dies?"—illustrated
"Some fish ate the bait right off
my hook," she said. "Cheer up. He'll
be all the bigger when you do catch
him," he responded, encouragingly.
LET VOTERS DECIDE
WASHINGTON STAR ON THE PRO
POSED INCOME TAX.
Republican Organ Urges That the
Question Be Submitted to the Peo
ple—Public Sentiment Has
Not Been Expressed.
In discussing the proposed income
tax the Washington Star says:
Uy the president's plan we should
get a clear expression from the people
as to an income tax. No campaign
has as yet developed public sentiment
distinctly on that subject. It is true
that last year the Democratic 'party
declared for the tax, while the Repub
licans were silent. But the election
did not turn in any measure on that
issue. Other issues occupied atten
tion, and Judge Taft's success rested
upon them. The Income tax was of
no force in the contest.
This is made very plain now by the
situation in the senate. The Repub
lican members of that body who favor
an income tax, and would be glad to
vote for it to-day without special in
structions from the country, are not
new converts. They held their pres
ent views last year, but of course did
not express them. Standing on the
Chicago platform, they addressed
themselves in tlieir campaign speeches
to the questions grouped in that in
Nor, although the Denver platform
carried the issue approvingly, did the
Democratic spellbinders lay any
stress on it. Other things occupied
their time, and brought out what
strength theii*party exhibited at the
polls. Mr. Bryan was not defeated
because of his advocacy of an income
But by submitting the question to
the states we should ascertain precise
ly what the voters desire. The issue
will not be obscured or subordinated,
but will stand out in its full meaning
and proportions. Yes, or no, will be
It is predicted that the campaign
will be marked by extraordinary cor
ruption. As the friends of the tax
must show a strength of three-fourths,
its enemies will be able to concentrate
their efforts and invest huge campaign
funds where they will be most effec
tive. We may probably expect a lib
eral use of money, but it is not likely
that money will carry the day.
If the tax is approved in the way
proposed, will the power be reserved,
or exercised at once? Will the cor
porations tax be repealed, and the in
come tax substituted? The question
is pertinent and important.
Hut no answer is possible now. A
campaign might follow with such a
proposition as the issue. Something
will depend on how the corporation
tax works. If it proves a good revenue
producer, and no very unpopular ex
emptions appear, the people may de
cide to continue it. But a disappoint
ment in it might result in its over
throw, and the adoption of the other
The main thing at present is the
submission of the income tax to the
voters. As yet no mandate for such
a tax has been issued by them, and
the party in power should not act in
so important a matter until distinctly
The Prosperity Schedule.
Tariff bills are judged, after enact
ment, fcy their results more than by
the rates which they establish. The
prosperity schedule is the one most
interesting to the country. Nine vot
ers out of ten are little concerned with
tariff percentages, but all of them are
intensely alive to the good or bad
times which follow the passage of a
new tariff law.
It is never possible to argue suc
cessfully that the tariff should not be
credited with prosperity or charged
with a panic, if such a disaster follows
a sweeping reduction or increase in
the duties or imports. The change,
favorable or adverse, may be a coinci
dence, but it is always believed to be
a consequence, and the new tariff law
is judged accordingly.
This may not be scientific. It is not
always fair or sound. Yet the fact re
mains that such reasoning is well nigh
universal. It springs from the very
roots of human nature.
In the last analysis, the Payne-Ald
rich tariff bill will be judged by the
times which follow its enactment. If
its prosperity schedule turns out well
all of its faults will be overlooked
and it will be a popular law. Its re
sults will count a great deal more
than its merits, if the two do not haj •
pen to be well balanced.
A Nebraska man fell 3,500 feet and
survived it. A certain other Nebras
kan has fallen even farther not on!y
once, but three times, and appears
to be healthier than ever.
The Democratic editor who has
asked Mr. Bryan to step down and
giv" some one else a chance at the
presidential nomination evidently is
not well acquainted with the gentle
man from Nebraska.
Using His Deaf Ear.
Mr. Talt can well afford to turn a
deaf ear to the unwise party man
agers who ask him to make the fed
eral judiciary in North Carolina or in
any other s'tate a party agency—an in
strument lor the strengthening of a
In Currer; "Terms.
"Mr. Bryan rapidly is degenerating
to the minor leagues," remarks the
St. Paul Pioneer Press. Nice talk
about a manager who is planning on
capturing the 1912 pennant.
CAMERON COUNTY PRESS, THURSDAY, JULY 15, 1909.
FOLLOW THE TRAIL OF GUILT.
Officials and Employes Implicated in
Sugar Frauds Must Be Found
The daily press records the slow
but steady efforts of the department
of justice to prosecute those officials
and employes of the so-called sugar
trust who were implicated in that
enormous fraud upon the national
treasury which has become known as
"The Case of the Seventeen Holes."
It is to be hoped that this prosecu
tion will be pushed unremittingly, that
it will reach as far up among the offi
cials of the offending corporation as it
is possible to follow the trail of guilt,
and thnt In every case of conviction
the penalties imposed shall be as se
vere as the law warrants.
It should be possible to follow the
trail of guilt clear to the top. It is
often true that the subordinates of a
great corporate business violate the
law for their own advantage, without
the knowledge or approval of their
responsible superiors. Hut it is also
true that the superiors are often so
curiously blind to profitable lawbreak
ing that their guilt also must be in
In this "Case of the Seventeen
Holes"—so named from the mechan
ical device by which scales were made
to show false weights to the profit of
the corporation and the loss of the
treasury—the crimes committed re
quired the co-operation of so many
persons, were so persistent and long
continued, that it is simply impossible j
to believe they were not known and
approved by the responsible heads of
In fact, the conclusive proof, that
not only the machinery for crime ex
isted, but that crimes were regularly
and habitually committed and their
profits secured, was found in the cor
poration's own daily records of its
business and in the summaries of
those records prepared by order of its
superior officials for their information,
regularly laid before them and neces
sarily considered by them.
Hence it should not be impossible to
follow the trail of guilt clear to the
top, to obtain all necessary legal proof,
and by severe punishments to make
an example that may be really deter
rent to corporation lawbreaking.—
Chicago Inter Ocean.
The South and the President.
No southern man expects the presi
dent, grounded as he undoubtedly is in
Republicanism, to sacrifice his faith in
order to curry favor with the south.
The south would hardly respect him if
The south, however, asks only one
thing of the president, and that is, that
in making official selections he choose
the men most qualified, whether they
be Democrats or Republicans. Espe
cially do they expect him to do this in
the matter of judicial appointments.
If capable Republicans can be found
for such positions in the south, south
ern Democrats will expect and ap
prove their appointment. If, on the
other hand, the president's party is de
void of the right material, they na
turally hope for the appointment of
men of their political faith. It is im
portant that judicial positions be
filled by the most capable men in the
several districts and circuits, because
the judicial officer stands in a differ
ent. light toward the people to the oc
cupant of a merely political office.
President Taft is showing apprecia
tive consideration of the south and its
interests, but he will not be any the
less a Republican because of it. —Nash-
Five Billions of Confidence.
On the fifth day of June the aggre
gate market value of 371 stock issues
representing big corporations—rail
roads, industrial companies and min
ing properties was $1,977,05G,564
above the market value of the same
stocks when the panic was at its
worst, in November, 1907.
This huge gain of almost five bil
lion dollars is not all renewed conft
dence. It is not all a state of mind.
Many great companies have increased
their actual possessions very largely
in the last year and a half. Rut if all
of the companies in business, through
out the country, could be taken into
account the gain In market value
would not be $5,000,000,000 but at least
$r ( ,000,000,000; perhaps $7,000,000,000.
Therefore it is safe to say that in
the brief period from the late fall
of 1907 to the early summer of 1909
there has been a gain of $5,000,000,000
in the market value of corporations,
which means confidence, new and
healthful optimism, a revival of faith
in America, a surer and deeper con
viction that J. Pierpont Morgan waa
right when he said that the man who
bets against this country's prosperity
and progress would "go broke."
Only One in Captivity.
According to a Constantinople let
ter the new sultan of Turkey is a typi
cal Democrat. Why can not the Dem
ocratic party bring him over and elect
him to the United States senate from
some reliably Democratic state —say
Texas or Florida —so that the party
and the country can see what one
looks like?— New Bedford Standard.
Few Great Democrats Left.
With apparently no one but the
Hon. Joseph W'eldon Bailey to repre
sent the principles, the economic poli
cies and the honor of the Demcratic
party, one becomes conscious of the
recent awful mortality among the
It was to be expected that promi
nent Democrats would claim credit foi
furnishing suggestions to this admin
Istration, as well us to its predeces
NOTES OF A WEEK
LATEST HAPPENINGS THE WORLD
OVER TOLD IN ITEMIZED
EVENTS HERE AND THERE
Condensed Into a Few Lines for th*
Perusal of the Busy Man—
Latest Personal Infor
President Taft in an address at
Norwich, Conn., said he favored let
ting every inan worship God as he
The senate voted to submit the in
come tax question to the state legisla
tures for an amendment to the const!-,
The senate passed the tariff bill by
a vote of 45 to 34, ten Republicans
voting against it and one Democrat
Representative Rodenberg of Illinois
introduced a bill in the house provid
ing the death penalty for kidnaping
in the District of Columbia.
James Yadkin Joyner of North Caro
lina, was elected president of the Na
tional Educational assosiation at the
Gov. John Burke of North Dakota
was elected president of the Missouri
River Navigation congress.
John D. Rockefeller celebrated his
seventieth birthday anniversary by
Chairman Goethals of the canal
commission has issued an economy
edict for the isthmus. Use of car
riages for officials is restricted.
Charles Richardson, secretary of
the American legation at Copenhagen,
has resigned and will return to the
Rev. Dr. Will C. Carleton served 36
hours as a policeman at Mason City,
la., and made three arrests for minor
President Taft, who for three days
participated in the tercentenary cele
bration of the discovery of Lake
Champlain, returned to Washington.
John Smith, a burglar, who with
Carlo Giro broke into the home of
George Staber at Flatbush, 1.. 1., and
killed Mrs. Staber, was captured and
confessed to the New York police.
Violent earthquake shocks, which
are believed to have had their vortex
in Central Asia, were recorded by
seismographs in all parts of the
Home Secretary Gladstone of Eng
land received a delegation of suffra
gettes and expressed sympathy for
Terry McGovern, former feather
weight champion of the world, was
sent to a hospital where he will be
examined for his sanity.
M. Caillaux, minister of iinance of
France, was slapped by Charles Bos,
a former deputy and one of those
bloodless duels for which France is fa
mous may be the result.
Mrs. Lida Griswold, librarian, was
slain in the public library of Eaton,
0., by Henry Rife, who attempted sui
in a local option election at Bris
tol, Va., the "wets" were victorious
by 38 votes.
The United Society of Christian Rn
deavor voted to hold its convention
next year in Atlantic City.
A $5,000 stallion owned by Clarence
H. Mackay was trying to shake a fly
off bis neck at the Mackay estate on
Long island, when he fell and bj-oke
Sergt. liobert Johnson of the artil
lery. who was wounded in the fight
on Jolo island in the Philippines, in
which the bandit, Jikiri. and his band
were exterminated, died.
Deportations of 150 aliens were or
dered by the immigration authorities
at New York, breaking all records.
Philip Lemmel, weighing 270
pounds, ate ten pounds of beefsteak
in a contest at a New York outing
with Max Meyers, who ate 8% pounds.
Eminent churchmen from most of
the larger cities of the country gath
ered in Boston to attend the sixth an
nual meeting of the Catholic Educa
tional association over which Rev. D.
J. O'Donnell, D. D., presided and in
which Archbishop O'Connell of Bos
Attorney General Wlckersham,
speaking before the Kentucky Bar as
sociation at Paducah, said congress
should pass a law providing for na
tionally created corporations.
President Taft accompanied Mrs.
Taft to the "summer White House" at
Beverly, Mass., and will return after
Jikiri, head of the Moro outlaws and
ail of his band were killed by United
States soldiers in a desperate battle
near Patian on Jolo island.
Mrs. Lillian I). Hoag of Los Angeles,
Cal„ went without food for 49 days
and cured a disease from which she
Officials of a New York hospital say
John Early who was held a year in
Washington as a leper, hasn't a trace
of the disease.
Allison V. Armour of New York en
tertained Kaiser Wilhelm on his yacht
at Travemunde, Germany
The Lemberg, Austria, newspapers
report risings in Bessarabia, south
western Russia. Mobs have attacked
the landlords and Jews, 100 of whom
tiave been killed.
President Taft in a speech at Platts
burg, N. Y., declared tolerance in re
ligion is fast increasing in this coun
Itichard Hyland, a motorman on the
Louisville Ai Indianapolis traction line,
forgot his orders and five persons were
injured in the colision that followed at
Anna Spangler, four years old,
daughter of a wealthy farmer at Sun
Prairie, Wis., who was believed to
have been kidnaped, was found four
miles from home, having wandered
At least six persons were drowned,
one train was wrecked and several
others were held up by floods in Mis
souri and Kansas.
Soldiers of the Colombian army at
Rarranquilla, revolted, proclaimed
Gonzales Valencia, who says he
doesn't want the job, president and
prepared to offer desperate resistance
to government troops.
Hundreds of shareholders of the
Minnesota Grain indemnity Company
stormed it? offices in Minneapolis
whew S. P» Norris, the manager, was
King Peter of Servla, having fainted
from excessive smoking, fell from a
horse and was painfully injured.
The Wabash Railroad Company, un
der a decision of the United States
court of appeals, must pay to the
widow of James Compton $900,000 for
bonds bought by her husband in 1870.
The case had been in the courts 33
Theodore Roosevelt killed a lion as
the beast was charging at him. He
also has added two other lions and
four rhinoceroses to his list.
Harry Hands, a Pittsburg policeman,
is in a serious condition as a result
of being stabbed with a hatpin by a
Winfield Richards and a stranger
started to swim across the Grand
river at Glenwood Springs, Col., on a
two-dollar wager and the stranger
sank in midstream and was drowned
while Richards barely reached the
Thirteen teachers in the New York
public school obtained marriage li
censes on the first official day of tho
Progress in the fight against tuber
culosis in America was reported to the
International Tuberculosis conference
in Stockholm in a paper by Nathan
Straus of New York.
Thousands of Elks assembled in Los
Angeles, Cal., for the convention of
their grand lodge.
The Lake Champlain celebration was
transferred to Burlington, Vt., where
President Tal't and all the other no
table guests took part in the cere
monies, the principal address being by
Postmaster General Lemieux of Can
American investigations tending to
prove that bovine tuberculosis is large
ly responsible for the spread ot the
disease among human beings, espe
cially children, were officially re
ported to the International Tuberculo
sis conference in Stockholm by Nathan
Straus of New York.
William W. Hastings, superintendent
of schools at Springfield, Mass., said
he would bar a teacher with a hacking
cough and round shoulders from the
school room, in an address at the ed
Harry K. Thaw will be kept in jail
at White Plains, X. Y., pending the
inquiry into his sanity.
A report received in London said
(he Persian revolutionary forces have
entered the city of Teheran, the na
The New York police were puzzled
by the murder of an unidentified wom
an whose battered body was found in
the doorway of an Italian tenement
Earl J. Litteer. assistant cashier of
the Security National bank, Okla
homa City, Okla., shot A. G. Hudson,
an alleged forger who tried to escape.
.lohn Justice was killed and three
other men wounded in a pistol battle
over a girl at a dance in Foley, W. Va.
A cannon ball fired into a tank con
taining 35,000 gallons of coal oil at
Martinsville, 111., checked a fire and
prevented an explosion.
Dr. Charles F. Barstow, formerly of
Chicago, was acquitted of the charge
of murdering Jeanette Reider at Free
Louisville's new water plant has
been opened. It will give the city
37,500,000 gallons of clear water daily.
Mrs. William C. Grant of Chicago,
aged 75 years, and Her sister. Miss
Catharine A. Baker, arrived in New-
York after making a tour of the
More than 100.000 birds of different
varieties that breed on the islands of
the Gulf of Mexico were destroyed by
the heavy seas that followed high
winds, according to Frank M. Miller,
president of the Louisiana game com
Fourth of July celebrations through
out the country cost 44 lives, caused
injury to 2,361 persons and resulted in
$724,515 damage by lire.
James Corcoran, an aeronaut, was
killed by a fall from a balloon in
sight of 5,000 persons at Portland, Me.
Referee Roche gave the decision -to
Stanley Ketchel over "Billy" Papke
after 20 rounds of fighting at San
An unidentified man and woman,
evidently to carry out a suicide pact,
allowed their boat to drift over a
dam at South Bend, Ind., and both
A duel was fought between Col.
Orestes Ferrera, president of the Cu
ban bouse of representatives and
Senor Monleon, a representative. Ra
piers were used and both received
Martin J. Sheridan won the national
all round championship of tho Ameri
can Athletic union at New York by
making 7,385 points, breaking his own
record of 7,130',s points.
OIL KING AGAIN
OPENS HIS PURSE
GIFT OF $10,000,000 IS PRESENTED
TO THE GENERAL EDUCA
Large Income to Meet Educational
Needs of Great Importance Had
Become Necessary by
New York City.—John 1). Rocke
feller has increased his donations to
the General Education board by a gift,
of $10,000,000 and has also released the
board from the obligation to hold in
perpetuity the funds contributed by
him. The gift, announced by Freder
ick T. Gates, the chairman of the
board, brings Mr. Rockefeller's dona
tions to the General Education board
to $52,000,000. It was contributed, ac
cording to the statement made by
Chairman Gates, because the income
of the present fund available for ap
propriation had been exhausted and a
large income to meet educational
needs of great importance had become
Mr. Rockefeller's action in empower
ing the board and its successors to
distribute the principal of funds con
tributed by him upon the affirmative
vote of two-thirds of its members was
said to have been taken in considera
tion of the possibility, now remote,
that at some future time the object
and purpose of the Rockefeller foun
dation might become obsolete. Un
der the original conditions imposed,
the fund would have had to continue
in perpetuity, irrespective of whether
a public demand for its continuance
existed or not.
Since the receipt of its foundation
for higher education in 1905 the Gen
eral Education board has subscribed
to the colleges of this country. $3,-
937,500. The colleges to which these
subscriptions have been made are to
raise supplemental sums amounting
to $14,037,500. When these agree
ments have been completed the total
addition to collegiate endowment in
this country, through the agency of
the board and the friends of the col
leges, will be $17,975,000. Tiius far
but one institution has failed to raise
the supplemental fund required by
the terms of the board's pledge.
In acknowledging Mr. Rockefeller's
gift, the board says among other
things that they will endeavor to use
the power that Mr. Rockefeller has
given them for the public welfare.
BRIGHT OUTLOOK FOR CROPS
Iron and Steel Trade Rapidly Rising
to High Water Mark Levels,
Says Dun's Report.
New York City.—R. G. I)un & Co.'s
Weekly Review of Trade says:
No one can now question the sub
stantial character of the revival in
the iron and steel trade which is rap
idly rising to high water mark levels.
The output ci' the principal producer
has already reached within a mod
erate percentage of full capacity, and
railroads as well as builders in lead
ing branches of construction work are
in the market with their orders.
This wonderful change, in a short
period, in the activity of the greatest
manufacturing industry of the coun
try; the bright outlook for the crops,
that of corn giving promise of an un
precedented yield; the cheapness of
money; arid the fact that the tariff
bill has been passed by the senate;
these are the conspicuous features of
the business situation. Naturally they
serve to strengthen the new born con
fidence and to encourage new enter
prises. The maintenance of trade re
vival is all the more remarkable be
cause this is the usual season of crop
DISFIGURED GIRL HYSTERICAL
Woman Is Arrested Charged With
Throwing Carbolic Acid and Cut
ting Girl With Knife.
Lexington. Ky.—Mrs. Kate Phipps
has been arrested charged with dis
figuring Mary Ryan, a girl who was
mysteriously attacked in a stable. The
girl's identification of the woman was
Mrs. Phipps is a neighbor of the
girl's and during the latter's delirium
has called frequently to inquire about
the girl's condition. Miss Ryan was
in her right mind when Mrs. Phipps
called. On sight of Mrs. Phipps the
girl screamed and became hysterical.
Miss Ryan declared that, the woman
who attacked her said as she made
"If I can't have rosy cheeks, you
can't. Everybody likes you; nobody
likes me." She then threw carbolic
acid in her face and cut her with a
knife on the cheeks and hands. Mrs.
Phipps says she did not make the at
Murder or Suicide Pact?
Grand Rapids, Mich. —Escaping gas
led to the finding of the dead
bodies of Warren C. Rolland, 29.
and his wife in a House in which they
had recently conducted a rooming
house but from which they hud re
moved nearly all of their effects. There
were indications of blood stains
around the room but the bodies
were so badly decomposed that it was
difficult, to determine whether the
woman had been murdered by her
husband or whether they had united
in a death pact.
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