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The Land of Bn
A Stirring Story
of the Mexican
. (Ccpyriito. 1914. by
Bud HooKer ana rnn ue i^nnccy an
forced, owing to a revolution In Mexico,
to give up their mining claim and return
to the T'nited States. In the border town
of Gadsden Bud meets Henry Kruger, a
wealthy minor, who makes him a propo
sition to return to Mexico to acquire title
to a very rich mine which Kruger had
blown up when he found he had been
cheated out of the title by one Aragon.
The Mexican subsequently "had spent a
large sum of money In an unsuccessful
attempt to relocate the vein and then al
lowed the land to revert for taxes. Hook
er and De Lancey arrive at Fortuna, near
where the Eagle Tail mine is located.
They engage Cruz Mendez to acquire the
title for them and begin preliminary j
work. Aragon accuses tnem of jumping
his claim. Hooker discovers that matri
monial entanglements prevent Mendez
from acquiring a valid title. Phil, who
haa been paying attention to Gracia Ara
gon, decides to turn Mexican and acquire
the title. Aragon falls In his attempt to
drive them off the claim. Rebels are re
ported In the vicinity. A rich vein of
gold Is struck and work on the mine is
stopped until the title can be perfected.
Phil Is arrested by Manual del Rey. cap
tain of the rurales and suitor of Gracia s.
He is released on promise to stay away
from Gracia Phil Is forced to enlist in
the rurales. He asks Bud to take care
of Gracia. The rebels are defeated in a
fierce battle near Fortuna. Phil deserts
? ? ' ? Qll/4
and returns to the unuea amies.
turns Mexican and takes steps to secure
title to the mine In his own name. Hi. id
assassins of Aragon make an unsuccess
ful attack on Bud and four of them are
On tlie morning after they hfod
lan&hed at the comic paper and decid
ed that all the world was fair, Hooker
and Amigo were squatting by the Are
and eating a man's-size breakfast
The creek, swollen by yesterday's
torrential rain, had settled to a rivu
let The wind had not risen and the
sun was just over the hill when, with
a rush and a scramble, Amigo threw
down his cup and was off in a flash for
A moment later two men rode down
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two more. It waa a column of men,
all armed with rifles, and they cast
envious eyes at Copper Bottom as they
halted before the camp. As for Bud,
he saluted gravely, for be knew them
for what they were.
These were the lost forces of Ber
nardo Bravo and Salazar, Rojas and
the other bandit chiefs, and they
marched, as he well knew, upon For
tuna. They marched quietly, and the
great whistle had not blown.
It would make a rich prize, Fortuna,
If they could take It by surprise! The
ransom for the Spanish haciendados
alone would amount to thousands of
dollars, and the mine-owners could
afford to pay anything in order to save
A box of dypamite under the giant
concentrator and the money wouM be
produced at once, and yet the scoun
drels halted at a % one-man camp to
steal a single horse.
A flicker of scorn passed over Hook
er's face as the leader came dashing
up, but the Texan greeted him with a
"Buenos dias, general!" he 6aid;
"you have many men."
"Enough!" observed the "general"
hurriedly, "but some in the rear are
on foot. As I suppose you are In sym
pathy with our great cause, I will ask
you ror mat norse. ur course, 1 win
give you a receipt"
He fetched out a blank-book as be
spoke and motioned to a ragged beg
gar at his heels. Bud checked the
man's rush with a look.
"One moment!" he said, and as the
soldier turned back bis general glanced
"Only this, Senor General," an
swered Bud. "You are welcome to
anything I have?food, blankets, mon
ey?but I cannot give you that horse."
"But, senor!" protested the general,
regarding him with arrogant pig eyes
that glinted wickedly, "this poor sol
dier's feet are sore. Surely you woul<f
not make him walk. Only name your
price and I will give you a receipt for
V him, but my man must have the
There was a pause and men began
to dismount and move in closer. At
a word from their commander any
one of them would draw and kill him.
as Hooker very well knew, but his
love for Copper Bottom made him ob
"If the man is lame," he said, "I
will give him another horse?but he
cannot have this sorrel."
He stepped quickly over to the cor
ral and turned with his back to the
gate, while the commander spat out
orders in Spanish and armed men
"Senor," he said, advancing brusque
ly upon the defiant Hooker, "I must
trouble you for that pistol."
"No, senor!" answered the cowboy,
keeping his hand upon his gun, "not
tn vnii rmr no man?and I'll never eivp
it up to a Mexican!"
"Carai!" exclaimed the officer impa
tiently, "you are an Americano?no?"
"Not only that," rumbled Bud, draw
ing himself up In his pride, "I am a
Tejano also, and if any man touches
that horse I'll kill him!"
His voice trembled with anger, but
hie hand was steady and the Mexicans
did not deceive themselves.
"Ha, un Tejano!" murmured the
men who stood about, and one or two
who had started to climb the fence
* thought better of It and dropped back
to the ground.
Bud knew the fate of several men
who had proclaimed themselves Amerl
icans to the Insurrectos?boastfully
done, it was said to be the quickest
way there was of drawing a Mexican
bullet. But to be a Texan was differ
ent?somehow the very name suggest
ed trouble to their minds and an Ala
mo fight to the death. Hooker saw
hat he had made an impression, and
he was not slow to follow it up.
"It you need a horse," he said to
the general, "let your man go up that
arroyo and he will find one hobbled on
the flat Then give me your receipt
for two hundred dollars gold and I
will contribute a saadle.'\
It was a reasonable concession, un
oken Promises [
Ey DANE COOUDGE
"The Fighting Fool"
"The Texican, " Etc.
Illustration* by Don J.Lavin
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der the circumstances, and, best of all,
it saved the general's face. The hid
eous frown with which he had regard
ed the American changed suddenly to
a look of pompous pride. He jerked
an imperious head at his ragged re
tainer and drew forth his receipt-book
with a flourish.
While he waited for the horse to ap
pear he turned upon his snooping men
and drove them to their mounts with
curses. Evidently it was no sinecure
to command in the army of the liber
ation, and the veiled mutterlngs of
his followers showed that they were
little better than tigers In leash.
Mounted upon horses, mules, and
even burros; armed with every con
ceivable weapon from a musket to
standard repeating rifles, they were a
tatterdemalion army, more fit for
"treason, stratagems and spoils" than
the sterner duties of war.
Bud looked them over closely, well
satisfied to have his back against a
wall, and when the low-browed re
tainer came hurrying tack with the
horse he quickly took the worthless
receipt and watched them on their
way. Then, as the last camp-follower
disappeared, he ran for his saddle and
rifle and within a minute he was
mounted and away.
There were rebels below him?very
likely there were more to come?the
only safe place for Copper Bottom
was t>ver the hills at Fortuna. witn
out stopping for path or trail, he head
ed straight northwest over the ridges,
riding as the cowboys do when they
rake the range for cattle. Hardly had
he topped the first high crest when
he came in sight of Amlgo, loaded
down with his cartridge-belts and car
rying his heavy Mauser.
In a long, shambling trot the Yaqul
was drifting along the hillside with
the free grace of a wild creature, and
when Hooker pulled down his horse
to keep pace with him he laughed and
motioned him on. Taking the lead, he
loped on over hogback and barranca,
picking out the best trail by Instinct
and setting such a pace that Bud was
hard pressed to keep up with him.
He had heard it said that in the
Yaqui country no white man, no mat
ter how well he wa8 niounted, could
outdistance the Indians on foot, and
now he knew It was trua But why
this killing haete on the part of Amf
go? He had neither friends nor kin
in town; why, then, should he run so
fast to warn them of the enemy?
They racked on, up one hill and
down another, while the insurrectos
followed the canyon that swung to the
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they mounted a rocky ridge and
looked down upon old Fortuna.
Already the hard-driven peons were
out In the fields at work and smoke
was rising from the mescal still. Ara
gon was bu6y, but his labors would be
worse than wasted If the red-flaggers
took him prisoner. As Bud breathed
his horse he hesitated whether to ride
back and warn him or press on and
notify Fortuna; but even for that
brief spell the Yaqnl could not wait.
"Adlos," he said, coming close and
holding out his black hand; "I go this
way!" And he pointed along the ridge.
"But why?" said Bud. still at a loss
to account for hie haste. Then, seeing
the reticence in the Indian's eyes, he
thrust out his hand in return.
"Adlos. Amigo mio!" he replied, and
with a quick grip the Yaqui was gone.
With that same deceptive speed he
shambled through the bushes, still lug
ging the heavy rifle and making for
higher ground. Bud knew he had
some purpose?he even had a sneak
ing idea that it was to take pot-shots
at Captain del Rey?but six months in
Mexico had made him careless, and he
half hoped the Yaqui would win.
The captain had it coming to him
for his brutality, but with Aragon it
was different?Aragon had a wife and
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Gracia in his mind, Bud sent his horse
plunging down the ridge to warn them
before it was too late.
There were some brush fences to be
jumped, but Copper Bottom took them
flying, and as they cut into the rive
trail he made the mud-puddles splash.
Across the fields to the south Bud
could see the peons running for cover
?the ineurrectos must be in sight be
yond the hills.
He was going south, they were mov
ing west, but it was five miles north
again to the town. Speed was what
was needed and Copper Bottom gave
his best. They dashed into Fortuna
like a whirlwind, and Hooker raised
his voice in a high yell.
"Insurrectos!" he shouted. "Ladro
nes! Pr-onto a Fortuna!"
There was a rush, s moment's si
lence, and thon heads appeared from
every window and women ran scream
ing with the news. Aragon came rush
ing from the stofe and confronted him
angrily; then, reading conviction in
his tones, he called for horses and ran
frantically Into the house.
A shrill screech came from the hill
side, where a serving-woman had
scampered to view the valley, and, aa
she pointed her finger and screamed,
mothers laid hold of their little ones
and started up the valley on foot.
Still the men ran about in the horse
pen and Aragon adjured his women
folk in the house. Burning with Im
patience, Bud spurred his way to the
corral where they were fumbling with
reata and rigging and dropped a rope
on the first horse he saw. Then he
snatched a side-saddle from a trem
bling peon and slapped it on the
brute's back. Grabbing up the bridle,
he led the horse back to the house and
bridled it while he shouted for haste.
Still the women tarried, and the
sound of galloping came from the
south. Then, as ail seemed lost, the
Mexicans came bumping out from the
stable with the family coach, Aragon
and his wife leaped In, and Gracia,
neatly attired In a rlding-skirt, came
tripping down the steps.
Hiven ID bUCU UUIKB aa uicon DUU
seemed to realize her first duty to
herself, and Hooker had to gaze for a
moment before he helped her up. She
offered her foot and vaulted lightly
Into the saddle; the coach went pound
ing on ahead; and as the servants
scattered before her she galloped off
at the side of Bud.
Behind them the rumble of distant
hoofs rose up like the roaring of wa
ters, and the shrieks of fleeing women
echoed from the roadside, but once
safely In the canyon their lead was
never lessened and, with coach-horses j
galloping and postilions lashing from
both sides, the whole cavalcade swept
Into the plaza while the town of For
tuna went mad.
Already the great whistle was blow
ing hoarsely, Its deep reverberations
making the air tremble as If with fear.
Americans were running back and
forth, distributing arms and rushing
their women to cover; Don Juan, his
chin quivering with excitement, was
imploring all comers to be calm; and
the Aragons, coming flying up to the
door, added the last touch to the panic.
They with their eyes had seen the
rebels; they were riding lu from the
south! Other men, equally excited,
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north, and a disorderly body of So
nora miners, armed as If by magic
with guns which had long lain hidden,
banked themselves about the store and
office and clamored for more and more
cartridges. Then a rip of gun-flre
echoed from across the canyon, and
the miners made a rush to the attack.
The whistle, which had obscured all
sound as a cloud obscures the light,
stopped suddenly in its roar, and the
crowd at the hotel became calm. The
superintendent, a wiry, gray-haired
little man, with decision in every
movement, came running from hiB
fort-like house on the hill and ordered
all the women to take shelter there
and take their children with them.
So, while the rifles rattled and stray
bullets began to knock mud from the
walls, they went straggling up the hill,
rich and poor, patrician and peon,
while the air was rent by the walls
of the half-Indian Mexican women,
who held themselves as good as cap
tured by the revoltosos, concerning
whose scruples they entertained no
The women of the aristocracy bore
themselves with more reserve, as be
AtHncr thalr hirth nnd station, ajnrl thft
Americans who gathered about them
with their protecting rifles pretended
that all would be well; but in the
minds of every one was that same'
terror which found expression in the
peon wail and, while scattered rebels
and newly armed miners exchanged
volleys on both sides of the town, the
non-combatant Americans sought out
every woman and rushed her up to the
big house. There, if worst came to
worst, they could make a last stand,
or save them by a ransom.
So, from the old Woman who kept
tne canay siana in iue piaza 10 me
wives of the miners and the cherished
womenfolk of the landowners, they
were all crowded inelde the broad halls
of t^ie big house; and seventy odd
Americans, armed with company rifles,
paced nervously along the broad veran
das or punched loopholes in the adobe
HIS FIRST LONG TROUSERS
Youngster's Desirei to Emerge From
Status of "Small Boy" Almost Led
In a certain uptown neighborhood,
which shall, for obvious reasons, be
nameless, a small tragi-comedy was
enacted during the past week. This
small drama seems to have its points
of absolute originality, so far as re
corded history permits us to judge.
But here is the case:
In the uptown neighborhood in ques
tion two Bmall boys reside. They are
Dot bo small, either, these boys. The
fact is, the whole issue of the tragi
comedy hangs on the size of the boys.
One party to the struggle regards
them as being small. The second party
regards them as being relatively large.
Each party consists of two persons,
so that the drama end is not yet in
In a house belonging to one of the
parties of the first part a mother
walked into a room and discovered her
young Bon in a subtly suspicious atti
tude. He was idle, sitting, with a
newspaper spread out over his knees.
But he did not seem to have been
reading the paper, and his eyes had
a queer glint.
"What's the matter, Peter?" she de
"NothinV said Peter.
The Sherlock Holmes mother went j
over and examined her offspring criti-1
>. I i zM
walls that Inclosed the summer garden
Along with the rest went Hooker
and Gracla, and, though her mother
beckoned and her father frowned
sternly, the wilful daughter of the Ara
gons did not offer to leave him as they
scampered up the hill. In fact, she
rode close beside him, spurring when
he spurred and, finally, when the
shower of etray bullets had passed,
she led on around the house.
"Won't you help me take my horse
inside the walls?" she asked. Bud
followed after her, circling the fortress
whose blank adobe waits' gave shelter
to the Bcreaming wom^n, and she
smiled upon him with the en
"I know you will have to go so*^i," j
sne saia, ana i euppoise i ve gut uu uo
shut in with those creatures, but we
must be sure to save our horses. Some
bullets might hit them, you know, and
then we could not run away!
"You remember your promise!" she
reminded, as Bud gazed at her in as
tonishment. "Ah, yes, I knew you did
?otherwise you would not have picked
Women and Children Took Shelter
such a good horse sfor me. This roan
is my father's best riding horse. You
- ? i?u. _?n I
musi pui yours luaiuts iue won mm
him, and when the time is right we
I will get them and ride for the line."
| "What?" cried Hooker incredulous
i ly, "with the country full of rebels?
; They're liable to take the town in half
"No, Indeed they will not!" respond
ed Gracia with spirit "You do not
understand the spirit of us Sonorans!
I Can't you see how the firing has slack
J ened? The miners have driven your
I rebels back already, and they will do
more?they will follow them up and
kill them! Then, when the rebels are
in flight and Del Rey and his rurajes
are away, that will be a good hme for
us to slip off and make our dash for
"Nothing doing!" announced Hooker,
as he dismounted at the corral. "You
nrViof vnn'ra follHnp fthnilt!
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! But I will leave my horse here," he
added; "I sur? don't want him to get
"But you promised J" protested Gri
"Promised nothing!" retorted Bud
ungraciously. "I promised to take care
of you, didn't I? Well, what's the use
of talking, then? You better stay right
here, where you!re Bafe. Come on,
let's go to the house!"
"No!" cried Gracla, her dark eyes
turning misty with imminent tears.
"Oh, Mr. Hooker!" she burst out,
"didn't I keep them all waiting while I
put on this riding-skirt? I thought you
had come to take me away! What do
I care to be safe? I want to be free!
I want to run away?and go across the
line to dear Phil!" she faltered.,,Then
she looked up at him eharply and her
voice took on an accusing tone.
"Aha!" she said, as if making some
expected discovery, "so that is it! I
thought perhaps you were afraid!"
"What? demanded Bud, put sud
denly upon the defensive.
"I might have known it," soliloquized
Gracia with conviction. "You are
jealous of dear Phil!"
"Who? Me?" cried Hooker, smiling
down at her grimly. "Well, let It go
cally. His eyes evaded her. Suddenly
she swooped down and snatched the
newspaper off his knees.
"You young villai^!" she cried.
Peter leaped to his feet and sighted
happily down his legs.
"You take them right off!" yelled
the mother. She began to claw at
him. "I'll tear them off you!"
"Don't you dare!" the boy shrieked
in turn. "Don't you dare hurt 'em!
They don't belong to me!"
The irate ladv caused. "Who do
they belong to?" she asked with omi
"To Gus Sparrow. He lent 'em to
His Native Tongue.
' Our friend Reginald says that he
went to the opera one night with a
man he knew?a confirmed race-goer
when tnere are any races to go to.
Reginald Is the sort that never knows
beforehand where he's going and al
ways forgets the program.
"What's the show anyway?" asked
he as the pair slid into their seats.
"Oh, not bad," said the horsy one,
"not half bad?Julien, Caruso up."
Early Teach Law of Economy.
The law of economy enters into all
the practical affairs of life, not only
of the community at large, but also
of the family and of the individual.
It should be diligently taught to our
children as one of the foundation
principles of a good character.
at that," he said, as sue regarded hlra
with an arch smile. "I'd certainly be
a fool to take all those chances for
nothing. Let him steal his own girl?
that's what I say!"
"Now that, Mr. Hooker," burst out
Gracia In a pasBion, "is very unkind?
and rude! Am I a woman of the town,
to be stolen by one man or another?
"That's what you would be," put In
Bud, with brutal directness, "if these
rebels got hold of you. No, ma'am, I
wouldn't take you out of this town for
a hundred thousand dollars. You don't
know what you're talking about, that's
all! Warit till the fighting is over?
gee! Did you hear that? Come, on,
let's get into the house!"
He ducked suddenly ae a bullet went
f.-^ang against the corrugated iron roof
abo'.'p them and, seizing her by the
nana, lit R2Jr araggea aer xarouga a
side door and rrfto Ae summer garden.
Here a sudden outcry of women's
voices assailed their ears like a rush
of wind and they beheld peon mothers
running to and fro with their scream
ing children clasped to their breasts or
dragging at their skirts. A few help
less men were trying to keep them
quiet, but as the bullets began to thud
against the adobe walls the garden be
came a bedlam.
Gracia stood and surveyed the scene
for a moment, ignoring the hulking
Bud with disdainful eyes. Then she
snatched her hand Indignantly away
and ran to pick up a child. That waa
all, but Hooker knew what she thought
He passed through the house, bo-?
ping to discover where she had gone,
but all he heard was her commanding
voice as ehe silenced the walling wom
en, and, feeling somehow very much
out of place, he stepped forth Into the
After all, for a man of his build, the
open was best Let the white-handed
boys stay with the ladies?they under
stood their ways.
The superintendent's house stood on
a low bench above the town, looking
out over all the valley, but protected
by a high hill behind, upon the summit
of which was placed a mammoth black
In Its architecture the casa grande
was an exact replica of a hot-country
hacienda, a flat-roofed, one-storied
square of adobe bricks, whitewashed
to keep off the sun and presenting on
three sides nothing but dense trees
planted near for shade. Along the
front was a long arcade, the corredor,
graced by a series of massive arches
which let In the light and air. Inside
were low chambers and long passages;
and, behind, the patio and garden of
orange and fig trees.
Built for a sumptuous dwelling. It
became in a moment a fort and, with
men on the high hill by the tank, it
wae practically impregnable to direct
As Hooker stepped out on to the cov
ered porch with his saddle-gun in his
band he became simply one more of a
band of excited Americans, all armed
tuiu reauy iu umcuu uio uuuos w
last Some were pacing back and forth
In the corredor, others were hurrying
up from the Mexican quarters with a
last belated handful of women, but the
major portion were out on the open
bench, either gazing north and south
at the scenes of the distant firing or
engaging in a curlo-mad scramble for
any spent bullet that struck.
The fighting, such as there Was, was
mostly up the canyon, where a large
party of Sonoran miners had rushed in
pursuit of the febels. The firing down
the canyon in the direction of Old For
tuna had died away to nothing, and for
the moment it seemed as if the futile
charge and retreat was the beginning
and the end of the battle. ^
A party of rebels had penetrated
clear into the town, but it was appar
ently more by accident than intention,
and they had been quick to beat a re
treat As for the main command of
the insurrectos, they were reported at
Chular, six miles up the railroad,
where they had surrounded and taken
a small mining camp and captured a
train'at the summit
The column to the south?the one
which Hooker had encountered?had
taken to the high hille west of the
town, and, along the skyline of the
buttelike summits they could now be
seen In scattered bands making their
way to the north.
The defenders of Fortuna consisted
of a rag-tag garrison of twenty fed
erals and the hot-headed, charging
miners. But apparently that was a
combination hard to beat, for, while
the federals entrenched themselves be
hind the black tank on the hill and
prepared to protect the town, the S&l
norans in shouting masses drove every
thing before them and marched on to
Rut in this thev made a mistake, for !
the rebel scouts, seeing the great body
of defenders pressing on up the nar
row canyon, rode back and informed
the tricky Bernardo Bravo. He would
be a poof general indeed who could
not see the opening that was offered
and, while the valiant Soqorans pur
sued the rebel cavalry up1 the pass,
Bernardo Bravo sent the half of his
thousand men to cut off their retreat
Along the broad top of the moun
tain above they came scampering b>
tens and twenties, closing in with a
vastly superior force upon the now
defenceless town. In the depths of the
canyon below the miners were still
chasing the elusive cavalry, their fir
ing becoming faint as they clambered
on toward the summit and the rebel
headquarters at Chular.
They had, in fact, been handled like
children, and the Americans joined in
contemptuous curses of their mistaken
bravery as they beheld in what strait*
it bad left tnem.
Forbidden by the superintendent to
participate in the combat, yet having
in their care the women of the camp,
they were compelled to stand passive
ly aside while rebels by the hundred
came charging down the ridges. Only
in the last resort, and when all diplo
macy and federal defense had failed,
would they be allowed to so much as
cock a rifle. And yet?well, twenty
determined Americans might easily
turn back this charge.
Taking advantage of his Mexican
citizenship, Hooker was already on the
run for the trenches when the super
intendent stopped him with a look.
(TO BE CONTINUED*
BEGIN TREATING PELLAGRA
Public Health Service Open Field
Hospital and Begin to Study
Scourge at Spartanburg.
Spartanbmg?After six months of
preparation and many delays the
Public Health Service of the Federal
Government have opened a field hos
pital for the treatment of pellagra, a
disease practically unknown in this
country 20 years ago, now the priijci
pal scourge of this state, causing
more deaths than any other malady.
The Vin<jnHnl prmlnnpH with an emer
gency appropriatioa of $47,000, grant
ed by Congress after W. G. McAdoo,
Secretary of the Treasury, had writ
ten a special message on the subject,
and after Surgeon General Rupert
Blue of the Public Health Service
had personally come to Spartanburg
and Investigated the situation, will
have accommodations for 25 patients.
Dr. E. H Herring, paased assistant
surgeon, Public Health Service, will
be in charge, and will have a corps
of six scientists and physicians as as
sistants. The hospital is only tem
porary, as there is pending in Con
gress a bill appropriating $300,000 for
a more pretentious institution here
for the study and treatment of pel
The Robert M. Thompson Pellagra
Commission, composed of physicians
of the medical corps of the United
States Army and Navy and New
York Post-Graduate School of Medi
cine, with neaTly a score of patholo
gists and other scientists, who during
the last three years have made the
most thorough investigation ever at
tempted of any disease in so brief a
period of time, are preparing to wind
up their work here and turn the re
sults of their labor over to the Public >
The principal members of the com
mission which is now supported
wholly by Col. Robert M. Thomson of
New York, are: Joseph F. Slier, M.
D., captain, medical corps, United
States Army; Phillip E. Garrison, M.
D.. nasaed assistant surgeon, United
States Navy, and Ward J. MacNeaL
M. D., assistant director, department
of laboratories, New York Post-Grad
The commission In threj years has
studied the cases of 800 pellagrins In
Spartanburg county, of whom 28 per
cent have died. According to Doctor
Slier, there-, are now probably 75,000
pellagrins in the South.
The work of the commission has
attracted the attention of the entire
medical world" and brought a number
of eminent physicians to Spartanburg,
among them Dr. Louis W. Sambon of
the London School of Tropical, Medi
cine, and Dr. Simon Flexner of the
Rockefeller Institute, New York City.
\ Yorkville.?A farmers' institute was
held here recently in the graded
school building. The meeting was
nailed t/> order at 11 o'clock by the
county demonstration agent, Jno. R.
Blair, and Interesting and instructive
addresses were made by Prof. Harper
of Clemson College, Paul H. Calvin,
live stock demonstrator of the United
States department of agriculture, and
Mr. McKeown, the special demonstra
tion agent of Rock Hill.
Prof. Harper spoke principally on
fertilizers. He advised the farmers
to reduce their cotton and corn acre
age and grow more nitrogen produc
ing crops. He censured the farmers
for buying potash and said the way
to obtain it was by deep plowing.
Lake City Tobacco Market Good.
Lake City.?The four warehouses
! of Lake City sold one day recently
490,315 pounds of farmers' tobacco for
$65,212.16. This is decidedly the larg
est sale for a single day that any
market in this state has had. The
day before Mr. Fulghum for the Impe
rial Tobacco Company begari buying
again after,having been off the mar
ket for two weeks and the news of his
return and the consequent increase in
price were responsible for the big
First Bale at Fairfax.
Fairfax.?A bale of new cotton was
ginned here afew days ago for J. W.
Williams. The bale weighed 530
pounds, and was consigned to Pope
& Fleming, of Augusta, Ga., to be held
by them until the cotton market be
comes normal. The growing cotton
in this section has been injured some
within the last ten days by the heavy
rainfall but the yield Is going to be
fully up tb the ten-year average.
Company K Camps.
Darlington.?The Darlington Guards
designated as Company K, Second
Infantry, N. G. S. C., a few days ago
left here for Big Springs for a week's
encampment, as soou a? it ?aa
known that there would be no regular
encampment this year the local com
pany decided that they would have
an encampment of their own and se
lected Big Springs as the place. They
were given a splendid camp site with
a pipe line direct from the magnifi
cent sprlnp from which this new re
sort gets its name.
Negro Is Killed.
Union.?John F. Faucett shot and
instantly killed Will Eubanks, a ne
gro, here recently. The shooting oc
curred about 8 o'clock near the corner
of Pinckney and Academy streets, a
short distance from the home of the
negro. Faucett is a city mail carrier.
He was exonerated by a coroner's
jury last year after he had shot and
killed a negro giri on nis iarm aooui
two miles north of Union. The shoot
ing then was accidental. Euanks was
shot five times. Faucet surrendered
to the authorities.
First Bale Cotton.
Charleston.?Advices received by F.
W. Wagener & Co. from A. Rice at
Bamberg, were that the first bale of
cotton from that county was being
shipped to this firm by express. This
is two days later than the first new
cotton for 1913 was received in Char
leston and the first new bale for the
previous year. On August 13 last year
and the season before the first cotton
for the new seasons arrived here.
Barnwell and Bamberg counties have
long held the honors of producing, the
first bales of cotton. /
PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL FUND
FOR MOVING SOUrH CARO
ALL'OFFICERS ARE ELECTED
Nearly $10,000,000 Represented At
Meeting In Columbia.?Applica
tions go to Secretary McAdoo.
Columbia.?The National Currency
Association of South Carolina was
permanently organized a few - days
ago. About 50 national banks, prac
tically every national bank" in the
state, were represented at the meet
ing at tl}e Jefferson hotel, and 39 of
the banks qualified as members of
the association. Their applications
will be forwarded^ to Secretary Mc
Adoo at once for approval. The cap
ital and surplus represented by the
39 banks amount to something in ex
cess of $8,000,000, and this will mean
that about $2,400,000 additional cur
rency can be issued in this state.
For technical reasons all of the
banks could not qualify on that day,
but practically all are expected to
qualify. IT aH qualify the total capi
tal and surplus represented will
amount to something like $9,000,000
and an additional currency issue of
about $2,700,000 will become avail
able. , -. 1
R. G. Rhett, of Charleston, was
elected president of the association;
J. P. Matthews, of Columbia, vice
nrAsldfint: John T. Melton, of Colum
bia, secretary; and W. A. Clark, of
Columbia, treasurer. The executive
committee elected consists of R. G.
Rhett od Charleston, J. P. Matthews
of Columbia, John T. Melton of Col
umbia, W. A. Clark of Columbia, G.
M. Berry of Columbia, J. W. Norwood
of Greenville, C. D. Jones of Lancas
ter. A majority of the officers and
committeemen were elected from Col
umbia by express desire of all of the
bankers, inasmuch as this will insure
immediate action upon any business
that comes before the organization.
A number of state banks are ready.
It is said, to join the association as
soon as the bill repealing the 10 per
cent tax on circulation Issued by the
state banks is passed. The bill was
introduced in congress and its pas
sage is expected shortly.
FOR CLEM80N MEN ONLY.
Ex-Students Will Return in Large
Numbers For "Home-Coming."
Clemson College.?Everything is In
rcaUUieSS IU1 lUO gicav , uumo vvwr
ing" of ex-Clemson students on Aug*,
ust 27 to 31. President Riggs states
that be is expecting between 1,000 and
1,200. An attractive program has
been arranged and no detail looking
to the comfort and pleasure of the vis
iters will be overlooked
The expected number of old-etu
dents will tax to the utmost the ca
pacity of the dormitories, dining hall
and Memorial hall, in which all the
public exercises will be \ held. For .
that reason, as well as the fact that
the "home coming" is a "family af
fair" none but ex-students are in
vited or will be permitted to register
or be entertained during the "home
coming." This rule will be strictly
Other visitors are welcome to the
" ?? ? ? ** niVrtw Htvia
college canipu? ui au; vuici
This announcement is made in ad
vance so that none but ex-students
will make their plans to visit the col
lege during the "home coming
Issues Bulletin for University. '
Columbia.?The University of South
Carolina has issued as a quarterly bul
letin "Notes on Labor Organizations
.in South Carolina, 1742-1861," by
Yates Snowden, professor of history at
the university. The bulletin contains
many interesting facts about trade
associations in South Carolina during
the pre-revolutionary and ante-bellum
periods. Prof. Snowden says in his
prefatory note that he hopes that his
sketch may "whet the curiosity ;of
some careful Investigator for an ex
haustive stugy of the' files of the Ga
zettes in the Charleston Library So
ciety and an examination of state pa-'
pers and documents in the office of "
the South Carolina Historical Com
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Hurt In Auto Wreck.
Columbia.?Mrs. H. C. Randolph and
Mrs. Paul Matthews were painfully in
jured recently in an automobile acci
dent at Gregg and Gervais streets.
The engine on the automobile went
"dead" and was struck by a wort car
of the Columbia street railway com
pany which was proceeding down the
bill. Mrs. Randolph, who was at the
wheel, jumped and was knocked un
conscious. Mrs. Matthews was unable
to leave the car, which was carried
over 200 feet, according to Mr. Mat
thews before stopping.
Attend Annual Meeting.
Columbia.?J. E. McDavid, manager
of the Columbia office of the South
can Life and Trust Company of
Greensboro, leaes for Asbeville to at
tend the annual meeting of the Hun
dred Thousand Club of that company
at Pinegrove Inn. This is Mr. McDa
vid's fifth consecutive winning of
membership in the club. This year
he is also in the more rarefied atmos- \
phere of membership in the Two Hun
dred Thousand Club. Since the com
pany opened offices here it has in
vested $70,000 in Columbia. ']
Senator Tillman Will Vote.
Washington.?Senator Tillman haa
decided to go to South Carolina on
Aug. 23, next Sunday, for the purpose
of voting in the primary of August 25.
He will not return to Washington un
til December. Congressman Lever
and Morris Lumpkin, assistant clerk to
house committee of agriculture, ex
pect to leave Washington for South
Carolina next Saturday for the same
purpose. Congressmen Byrnes, John
son, and one or two other members
of the delegation are already at home.