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Senator Tillman's Condition is
Improved Say Physicians.
HIS AFFLICTION REGRETTED.
For the Past 15 Years He Eas Been
a Dominant Figure in National
Washington. D. C., Special.-The
condition of Benjamin Ryan Till
man from South Carolina, who
was taken suddenly ill here last
Thursday with paralysis and aphasia,
is a little more encouraeging, says
Drs. Babcock and Pickford, his at
tending physicians Saturday. His
case is extremely grave, but chances
for recovery is better than ever. It
will be several days before the crisis
is passed through, though.
He may recover from the paralysis
and regain the use of limb, but, it
is said, aphasia will likely leave him
the saddest token of his illness. It
is almost impossible for him to artic
ulate at the present time and it is
feared that the power of speech may
never fully return. If this he the
case, his forceful tongue will never
again find its echo in the halls of
The Senator is surrounded by his
entire immediate family. Henry C.
and Sallie May Tillman, his son and
daughter, reached the / bedside of
their father early Saturday from
Greenwood, S. C. His wife, their
eldest son, Benjamin R. Tillman, Jr.,
and two daughters, Lona and Sophia,
have been with him since the incep
tion of his illness.
Messages of sympathj' continue to
pour in upon his family and since
the seriousness of his condition be
came generally known, his1 apart
ments have been besieged by inquir
ies, delivered in person, by telegram
and by telephone, denoting the ad
miration and high regard in whieh
\the ill Senator is popularly held.
Sunday his physicians stated that
the. symptoms which caused partial
paralysis had disappeared and im
provement has commenced. The
Senator spoke to one of his physi
The heavy affliction that has be
fallen Senator Benjamin R. Tillman,
.of South Carolina, is ouse for grief
throughout the South and for sin
cere regret all over the nation.
For the past fifteen years Senator
Tllman has been a dominant and
picturesque figure in our national
life. Few men have ever matched
such powerful impulses with such a
keen and accurate intellect. It is
this rare blend of temperament that
. has distinguished him.
Senator Tillman spent the first
thirty-nine years of his life on the
farm, with the exception of a brief
month or so in. 'sixty-four, who he
joined the Confederate army as a
boy of seventeen and was forced
through a critical illness to retire..
At a time of life when most political
leaders are nearing their zenith, he
?was just beginning his pnblic ca
reer. In South Carolina, as gover
nor, he opened a new chapter in the
.history of that State. When he first
entered the United States Senate,
there was a rather general expecta
tion that he would prove disappoint
ing. But swiftly and steadily he won
the respect of his eolleages. He
proved himself more than a match
nfor those who met him in debate and,
.more than this, he proved himself a
^statesman rich in constructive
-ihonght and purpose.
Toed Trust Mast Answer.
New York, Special.-The grand
jnry of Hudson county, New Jersey,
Friday of last week, instructed Pros-,
ecutor Garvin to indict the National
Packing Co. and its directors. Pro
duets^have been kept in cold storage
for several years in some instance,
says the grand jury.
Must Line-Up Congressmen.
Washington, D. C., Special.
President Charles S. Barrett, of the
Farmers' Union, who has been here
for several weeks, has issued an open
letter to all State divisions of the as
sociation of Southern planters, call
ing upon them to get in behind Con
gress in behalf of specified legisla
tion which the union is working for
before Congress. He asks that each
jmember write their Congressmen and
representatives a letter at once con
cerning the legislative needs.
A Fearful Deed.
Birmingham, Ala., Special.-Geo.
Stephens, aged 38, engineer on the L.
& N. Railroad, last Saturday, while
in a fit of insanity, shot his baby
through the brain, then killed two
other of his children; also shot an
old negro nurse, then blew his brains
out. The death of his wife several
months ago affected his mind. He
*?ft a note saying: "I'm the blame
for it all.*' *
Government Wins Snit.
Wilmington, N. C., Special.-In the
United States circuit court for the
eastern district of North Carolina,
before Judge H. G. Connor, herc
Saturday, jury returned a verdict for
the government in the suit of T. M.
Thompson and others of Southport
against M. F. Harmon, in which the
plaintiff sought to recover from the
United States a part of the?reserva
tion upon which Fort Caswell is sit
uated at the moulh of the Cape Ivar
STREET CARMEN STRIKE
Serious Disorder Follow in Phila
. delphia Saturday and Sunday.
Philadelphia, Pa,, Special.-Suet
denly Saturday a strike ivas " dev
dared in this city on the Philadel
phia Rapid Transit Company^ line."
by the Amalgamated Association o?
Street and Electric Railway Employ
es, which resulted in serious disordei
among the striking carmen and po
lice and firemen. Two cars were
burned, and a acore more attacked.
The crews manning the cars were
forced to abandon them. Except iii
the central part of the city, cars
were at a standstill,. those running
were' heavily protected. The -cai
company dismissed about 200 of the
men, and this seems to be the cause
for the strike.
Sunday rioting in every section ol
the city followed the. attempt to riva
cars. Passengers and crews wert
drove from the cars and cars burned
by strike sympathizers. Finally all
cars were withdrawn. The mayor ol
the city will enforce the riot act.
LIFE IN SOUTHERN MILLS.
Winslow, of South Carolina Answers
Attack of Northern Press.
Columbia, S. C, Special.-A. S.
Winslow, a well known mill superin
tendent of this State speaking before
the Southern Textile Associatic- lasl
Saturday scored the writers on child
labor conditions who attempt to draw
unreal pictures of conditions in the
Southern Textile plants.
The subject of this paper was
"Benefits and Opportunities o?
Souther?? Mill Life." The speaker
drew strong comparisons between
life on a small farm and life in a
modern cotton miiL
He dealt fully with the 'lack'of
the modern conveniences educational
factilities in the past and those of
the present. He also discussed", at
length the financial improvement
whieh the people had secured by go
ing to work in the cotton mills. The
paper was the strongest paper evei
read on Southern mill life.
Over 300 delegates from all sec
tion?? of the South attended the ses
sions and it was agreed that the
next session of the association would
he held in Augusta, Ga., in July.
W. P. Hamrick, superintendent o?
the Olympia mills of ' Columbia, is
the first vice president of the associa
tion, the other offieers being as fol
lows: C. F. McCall, president,
Greenville; J. H. Bagwell, Charlotte,
second vice president; W. J. Mc
Donald, Monroe, Ga., third vice
president; V. P. Bogan, Spartanburg.
fourth vice president; E. E. Brown.
Rockingham, N. C., secretary; G. E.
Escott, Charlotte, assistant secre
tary; David Clark, Charlotte, treas
urer. The hoard of governors is
composed of the following: T. M.
McIntyre, Gasionia, N. C. ; H. H.
Boyd, Charlotte, N. C.; A. M. Ham
ilton, Spartanburg; Z. B. Mangnm.
Gibaonville, N. C.; J. M. Davis, New
berry; N. T. Brown, Raleigh; W. W.
Beckneil, Florence, Ala. ; M. G.
Stone, Spartanburg; T. F. Cuddy.
Clio; J. Si Osteen, Greenville; J. S.
Drake, Lancaster; B. J. Dobbins.
Caroleen, N, C.
President Taft Demand Only Four
Measures at This Congress.
Washington, Special.-The an
nouncement, from the White House
Saturday that Presid t Taft had by
his own motion cut down to four the
number of administration measures
he would demand at the present ses
sion of Congress is received by lead
ers with unmixed feeling of relief.
A schedule, including only the
bills to amend the interstate com
merce laws, provide for the regula
tion of the issuance of injunctions,
start Arizona and New Mexieo on
the road to Statehood, and to vali
date the withdrawals of public
lands for conservation purposes, is
regarded as quite possible of attain
ment. Most of these measures, it is.
believed, can be put through the
To Be a Coal Center.
Spartanburg, S. C., Special.-The
Clinchfield Coal Corporation is to
establish general offices here March
1st. This means that this city will
be made the distributing point ?or?
this big fuel company in the future
for the large territory it embraces.
Twelve families or more will move
from Charlotte, N. C., and Roanoke,
Va,, on account of the chajige. The.
Charlotte and Atlanta offices will he
closed. Charleston will be the ex
porting port, while Spartanburg will
sell the entire product of the mines.
The Delaware Delivered.
The battleship Delaware, the first
of the American type of Dread
noughts to be completed, was formal
ly delivered to the Government upon
her arrival at the Norfolk Navy
Yard last week from the yards of
her builders, the Newport News
Shipbuilding and Drydock Company.
Following minor alterations\ to be
made to the ship the Dels wa re will be
placed in commission al Norfolk in
the early spring.
Punished For Selling Coc ine.
Savannah, Gs., Special.-Dr. TM. B.
Stanley, formen? coroner ot' Chat
ham county has beenV Tined $1.000
with thc alternative of 12 months on
the chaingang for violating the State
law in regard to the sale of cocaine.
Becomes Land Agent.
Augusta, Ga., Special.-W. L.
(Messner has been, appointed land
and industrial agent of the Georgia
& Florida railroad, with headquar
ters at Augusta.
News Notes of General Interest
From All Farts of the State,
Sunday Schor1 \ssociation Elect W.
^ .e, President.
At-, the t Sunday School eou
vention at Hock Hill last week 32
delegates were elected lo represent
the association at the world's sixth
convention to meet at Washington,
May 19 to 24. This delegation is
to be headed by Gov. Ansel, who has
accepted a place on the delegation.
Spartanburg was selected as the
next place of meeting.
" Capt. W. W. Boyce, of Rock Hill,
was elected president. He is" already
president of the Yourk county asso
ciation. The following are the other
officers: Dr. E. Norton of Conway,
was elected vice pr?sident; Rev. D. D.
Jones, of Enoree, recording secretary ;
T. H. Lyles of Spartanburg, treas
urer; Miss Graco Vandiver, super
intendent of elementary department;
Mrs. E. C. Cronk of Columbia, su
perintendent of home department;
Rev. Francis W. Gregg, superinten
dent of teacher training; Paul
Quattelbaum, superintendent of adult
department; Mrs. J. W. Humbert,
superintendent of temperance de
partment; J. Boyd Creighton of Rock
Hill, superintendent of house visita
Gives Life For Others.
Sacrificing his life to save the lives
of others, Thomas Jefferson, for
thirty years night watchman for the
Southern Railway at Congaree River
Bridge, near Fort Motte, met with
a horrible death at his post at au
early hour last Thursday morning,
being caught in the machinery of the
machinery of the drawbridge and
crushed to death. The steamer City
of Columbia arrived at the bridge at
5:30 o'clock and the watchman open
ed the draw for it to pass, but as
train No. 15 was due nt 6 o'clock, he
hastened up the track to place a
signal to save the passenger train
from dashing into the Congaree
river. Coming back to close the
draw, the watchman fell into the
aperture used for oiling the machin
ery of the bridge. Shortly after the
train crew closed the draw and
crushed the life out of the uncon
Many Are Contributing.
The financial agent of the Colum
bia college, P. A. Hodges, makes an
interesting report on the result of
contributions made for the new build
ings of that institution. There are
now pledges secured to the amount
of $27,070.79 and within the past few
weeks over $5,000 has been promised.
In the meantime work is being push
ed on the new buildings. The walls
of the dormitory are nearly com
pleted.-The State 17th.
Miss Margie Calhoun Dies.
Miss Margie Calhoun, granddaugh
ter of South Carolina's famous
statesman, John C. Calhoun, and a
sister of Patrick Calhoun of San
Francisco, died at her home in At
lanta, Ga., last week, aged 63 years.
For 30 years past Miss Calhoun, who
was a native of Alabama, bad been
prominent in the social life of Geor
gia and the South. Another brother.
Capt. John C. Calhoun of New York,
Jealous Cat Tries Suicide.
Temporary insanity, brought on by
jealousy of attentions paid two small
puppies by the members of the family
of United States Deputy Marshal W.
N. Scott, at Anderson, led to an
attempt at suicide by a large house
cat a few days ago.
Eastern Star Worker Dead.
Mrs. Mary P. Ouzts, Past Worthy
Grand Matron of the Grand Chapter
of the Order of Eastern Star in
South Carolina, died at Chester last
week. She was buried at Marshall,
Want Rice Pest Eradicated.
As the result of a conference., in
Washington lase week by former
Governor D. C. Heyward and S. G.
Stoney of Charleston with Secretary
of Agriculture Wilson, it is an
nounced that a special agent will
probably be sent to the rice growing
districts of South Carolina and Geor
gia immediately for the purpose of
investigating the damage to the rice
erop by "rice blight."
? Palmetto Leaflets.
Lancaster now has electric lights.
The current was turned on last week.
Anderson is to have an up-to-date
Greenville officers\found that the
store of R. P. Peterson, a negro mer
chant of Williaraston, was stocked
with goods stolen from Edwards &
Company's store at Fountain Inn.
John McAllister attempted to con
na?t- suicide at Williamsion by drink
The Salvation Armv has establish
ed a post in Anderson.
Geo. W. Brown, of Darlington, is
to enter the race for Congress from
the Sixth district.
' Boys' Corn Clubs are being form
ed all over the State.
At Laurens last Thursday x6 head
of horses were burned to death in the
livery stable of Nichols, Roper &
Roper. The county jail had a nar
row escape from burning.
Thc Anderson city council has just
gone on record as opposed lo car
nival companies by refusing Hie ap
plication for a date here during Hie
month of April. There was not a
dissenting vote in Hie meeting.
Rev. Colee D. Mann, of Oconee,
county, will make thc race for con
gress to succeed Congressman Wyatt
Aiken of the third district.
Portraits of Maj. Thus. W. Wood
ward and Senator Asbury C. Lalimer
were presented last Thursday night
to the State of South Carolina and
will be hung in the senate chamber.
The presentation ceremonies took
place in the senate at 9 o'clock, the
work of that body being .suspended
when the hour appointed for the ex
ercises was reached.
In the Senate the discussion of the
asylum bill was discussed on the re
commendation of-, the committee to
in"2stigate conditions at the State
Etospital. No action was taken.
In the House among some of the
bills passed were:
By Graydon-Limiting the author
ity of a parent to dispose of a child.
Fairfield delegation-Providing for
a county government' for Fairfield.
By Croft-Amending the constitu
tion so as to provide for an addition
al associate justice.
By Sullivan-To regulate the sale
of concentrated commercial feeding
stuffs; to define concentrated eom
mericial feeding stuffs; to prohibit the
adulteration of concentrated feeding
stuffs; to provide for the correct
weight and marketing, for making
analyses and collecting samples of
concentrated commercial , feeding
stuffs; to prescriH penalties for the
violation of this act; to vest the ex
ecution and enforcement of i his act
in the commissioner of agriculture,
commerce, and industries, and author
ize and prescribe rules and regula
Ou third reading bills the house
had a roll call on the resolution by
M. L. Smith proposing the federal
amendment for an income tax. By
a vote of 100 to 4 the resolution went
to the senate. Those voting against
it were Representatives Fultz, Can
trell, McEachern and Dqar.
The effect to recommit the senate
bill prescribing a mileage basis for
this State f?iled and the bill passed.
Browning's bill to investigate
Clemson college Mr. Wingo moved
to recommit the bill. This was lost
by a vote (of 65 to 39 and the bill
Tho Senate reached a vote after
several days' debate on the resolu
tion to call for the resignation of
Superintendent Babcock and the
board of regents of the State Hos
pital for the Insane, The resolution
was voted down with only 12 votes
for it, which was the expected re
sult. #The Senate then entered a de
bate ?n the Montgomery amendment
to the minority bill. This amend
ment proposes an expenditure of half
a million on the present asylum plant.
The House killed tho Carlisle
bill from the Senate prohibiting chil
dren under 16 years old working in
cotton mills at night.
The Senate finally disposed of the
asylum problem from its point of
view. After voting down the Mont
gomery amendment allowing the
present asylum management to bor
row half a million dollars to buy
more land near Columbia for addi
tional buildings, to separate the races
and segregate the tubucular, the Sen
ate turned about and reconsidered a
previously rejected amendment from
Senator M?uldin providing for a
commission of five to get options and
plans and specifications for changes
thought necessary and report to the
next session and adopted it as a sub
stitute for the bill passed by the
House. It remains now for the two
houses to get together. In the mean
time ' the asylum situation is merely
well provided for in an appropria
tion of $50,0000 for repairs to the
The Governor is to appoint three
members of this commission, the oth
er two being Superintendent Bab
cock and Chairman Wilson of the
State Health Board.
An act to re-organize the State
Hospital for Insane was passed in
free conference to create a commis
sion to purchase lands for the use I
of the State Hospital and erect
buildings thereon. The appropriation
is $100,000. Each member of com
mission is to receive $5 per day
actually employed and expenses for
the time engaged.
The House killed the proposed law
against spitting in passenger coaches.
The hunter's license bill was killed,
i The bill preventing nepotism in the
emplovment of professors or other
employees of State institutions of
learning was killed.
The resolution ratifying the amend
emnt to the United States constitu
tion providing tor an income tax was
adopted and ordered for ratification.
The bill providing for the further
winding up of the late State dispen
sary was finally passed.
The Garris school bill came up for
discussion in the Senate. A pro
position was advanced to use the
$275,000 of the State dispensary
fund for the public schools instead of
making a direct appropriation, as
proposed by the school bill, but the
amount is to be $60,000 from the
dispensary funds, after a long dis
The bill preventing deduction from
weights of cotton for bagging and
ties was passed. .The bill makes it
unlawful for any firm of person
engaged in buying cotton to deduct
any sum for bagging and ties from
the weight or price of any hale of
cotton when the weight of the bag
ging and ties does not exceed G per
cent of thc gross weight of thc bale
The McMahan public utilities bill
providing for a commission of five
to regulate water, gas and light rates
finally got through the Senate after
passing de House, willi tuese cities
exempted from its provisions: Char
leston and Spartonburg. Columbia,
where admission of the Southern
Power Company has been an acute is
sue for some time, was exempted in
the absence of the local Senator, but
the latter had the exemption stricken
The Senate refused to cut down
the State tax levy proposed by the
House at 5 3-4 mills, which is half
a mill above last year.
The mileage book bill was flnallv
Solution Lies in thc Prosperity
of the South.
IS WHAT PRESIDENT TAFT SAYS
Conference on Industrial Education
Held in Washington-Many Promi
Washington, Special.-In the
prosperity of the South lies the solu
tion of the. raoe problem, in opinion
of President Taft, who participated
last Friday night in a conference of
educators and philanthropically dis
posed men and women of Washington
on industrial education in the South
at the residence of Miss Mabel T.
"There are two things working to
ward the solution of the negro prob
lem," said the President. "One is
the development of interest amoug
the better class of Southerners in
the education of the negro and a
consciousness of the fact that no':hing
Avili so much help the South as such
education. The othe-.- important fea
ture is the increase of the wealth of
"The South until the last decade,
had a dreadfully hard time to sup
port the government of her States
without education, but now the
South is getting richer. I am -de
lighted to have 15-cent cotton,
whether it be high or not, because
it means the prosperity of the South,
the development of her educational
system and the working out of the
most difficult problem ever presented
to a people."
Thomas Nelson Page presided at
the conference. Among other speak
ers were James H. Dillard of New
Orleans, president of the Jeanes
fund; W. W. Finley, president of the
Southern Railway, and Dr. H. B.
Frissell, president of Hampton insti
AFTER THE NIGHT RIDERS.
Federal Grand Jury Indicts Twelve
' Cincinnati, 0., Special.-The first
blow struck by the United Stages
against alleged "night riders" was
delivered last week when a Federal
grand jury at Covington, Ky., ire
turned indictments against twelve
men of Dry Ridge, Ky., for con
spiracy in restraint of trade. One
of the men indicted is John S.
Steers, a m-mber of the State Legis-1
The indictments charge that the
defendants conspired to prevent W.
T. Osborne from shipping four hogs
heads of tobacco from Dry Ridge to
Cincinnati on November 26, 1907.
They are charged with having in
timidated by threats of violence both
Osborne and the station agent at
The object is declared to have
been to compel the grower to pool
his tobacco instead of selling it to
concerns outside of Kentucky.
The Federal government will pros
ecute the cases as arising under in
GRAIN MARKETS NOW.
Hearing on Cotton Exchange is
Brought to a Close.
Washington, Special.-The inves
tigation of transactions in futures on
exchanges and hoards of trade,
which has been proceeding before the
House committee OE. agriculture dur
ing the past week, swung from the
cotton exchanges to the grain mar
kets. Both sides on the question of
the proposed legislation to abolish
the speculative operations in the New
York Cotton Exchange. Delegates
from the grain forums of Chicago,
Philadelphia, Duluth and Minneapo
lis voiced their opposition to - the
For the $750,000 Cut-Off.
.The Norfolk and Western Railway
Company have awarded the contract
to Major Joseph H. Sands, of Roa
noke, for the construction ci the
Petersburg cut-off, or low-grade line,
nine miles in length. The work will
require several months, and is to.be
gin right away. It will cost in the
neighborhood ' of $750,000. There
were 21 bidders.
Cotton Spinners Co-Operate.
Manchester, By Cable.-The Ameri
can section of the federation of Mas
ter Cotton Spinners have decided by
unanimous vote to continue the short
time running until April 26. 'It is
reported thajt the owners of four mil
lion spindles outside the federation
No Prayer in Schools.
Rockford, 111., Special.-Judge
Donnelly granted a temporary injunc
tion restraining sehool teaehers of
Marengo from reading tire Bible and
repatiog the Lord's Prayer in open
ing their schools.
One Killed; Four Injured.
Cario, 111., Special.-A posse in at
tempting to enter the jail hera to se
cure a negro prisoner last Friday,
resulted i na small riot in which one
man was killed and four injured by
the deputies in beating back the
Governor Kitchin appoints Dr. L.
B. McBrayer of Asheville a delegate
to the annual meeting of the Amer
ican Confederation of Licensing Med
ical Boards at Chicago, March 3.
Self-inflicted Wound Fatal.
Kansas City, Mo., Special.-Miss
Agnes Leslie Elkins, niece of United
States Senator Ste?hen B. Elkins of
West Virginia, died at a hotel here
last Friday of a bullet wound in
flicted on herself last Wednesday in
Roanoke Third Largest City.
When the census is taken, it is
stated, Roanoke will show a popula
tion of 35,0C0 to 40.00U. thereby en
titling? her to the third largest eily in
Just now Arizona and New Mexico
are knocking loudly for admission
into the Union and they will, in all
probability, be the la:it applicants to
seek such admission.
From the best information obtain
able there is probably a population of
400,000 in the Territory of New
Mexico at this time. It is 2?0 miles
north and south, by 343 miles east
and west and contins 122,580 square
miles, within its borders.
It is estimated that an actual val
uation of property within the Ter
'ritorv would represent more than
$300,000,000.' In addition to this,
there are many homesteads under
cultivation and many mining claims
where patents have not yet been is
sued and which are still exempt
from taxation. There are probably
400 miles of railroad recently con
structed and exempt from taxation
for six years. It is extimated that
there arc nine billion tons cf coal
in the Territory. The value of these]
resources, not yet subject to taxation j
and of undeveloped resources, is
probably not less than $500,000,000. |
The school census taken in 19081
showed 93,894 children of school age, !
the school buildings alone being esti- !
mated to be worth $1,000,000. Re-j
ligious denominations show an en
rollment of more than 6,000 pupils.
In New Mexico agriculture is
mainly conducted by imgation along
the river valleys of the San Juan,
Rio Grande, the Mimbres, the Can
adian, the Cimerron, the Gila, the
Pecos and their tributaries.
Commercially, the Territory shows
about 3,000 miles of railroad in1
operation, ten daily newspapers, and i
one hundred weekly Dapers. There !
are forty-one national banks and nu-1
merous Territorial ' and savings
Arizona was a part of the terri
tory that was acquired from Mexico
by the treatv of Guadalupe Hidleo,
February 2, 1848. and by the Gads
den purchase of 1853, and was a part
of the Territory of New Mexico,
from which it Avas separated and or
ganized into a Territory.
It is 378 miles lone by 339 miles
wide and contains 112.920 square
miles, and it is believed that when
the census of the present year is
taken it will show a population of
about 200.000. It has crown rapid
ly since the census of 1900, as indi
cated by the receipts afc various
pocroffices in the Territory. ,
The population of Arizona :s al
most whollv that of Americans 69
per cent being of that nationality, 13
per cent Mexicans, ll per cent. In
dians, and 6 per cent foreign nation
Both of the great political parties
in the last campaign pledged them
selves to the admission into the
Union of New Mexico and Arizona.
May Save Big Sum.
There may be a complete reorgani
zation of the Treasury Department,
lt is expected that by an expendi
ture of $100,000 the Treasury will
save at least $1,000,000 a year, and
probably a great deal more in operat
ing expenses. The work of the var
ious bureaus is to be gone over care
fully and various economies now in
contemplation effected. All this is
contingent, however, upon the appro
priation of the $100,000 wbi?h As
sistant Secretary Norton, of the
Treasury, has asked the House Ap
propriations Committee to include in
the legislative, executive, and judicial
appropriation bill for the fiscal year
For Southern Bazaar.
The Confederate Memorial Asso
ciation, composed of many of the |
prominent Southern people of Wash
ington, will hold a bazar iit the old
Masonic Temple February 28 to!
March 5. The proceeds will go to !
pay for its hom?.
Martin Wants Investigation. I
Representative Martin (Dem.) of
Colorado, last Monday introduced a
resolution declaring the recent sale
of 55,'000 acres of friar land in the
Philippines which he alleges to have
been made to "a representative of
the Havemeyer sugar interests," to
be a violation of law. denouneim? the
department ef justice for upholding
it, and demanding an investigation.
Taft's Speech to be Circulated.
President Taft's Lincoln day
speech in New York will be printed
as a government document and cir
culated throughout the country as
campaign literature on motion of
Quit Printing For Business Firms.
The government will possi.hly dis?
continue the practice of printing
stamped envelopes with the address
of business firms in the comer.
Wrights Given Medal.
Orville and Wilbur Wright the
aeronauts, were .ast Saturday pre
sented with the Langley medal of the
Smithsonian institution by Chief
Justice Fuller of the United States
supreme court, who is also chancellor
of the Smithsonian institution. The
medal was created in 1908 in com
memoration of Prof. Langley und his
work in aerodromes.
Daniel T. Garow has been nominat
as postmaster at Jacksonville, Fla.
Before insuring elsewhen
Old Line Companies.
At The Farmer? !
The fact that Thomas Jefferson,
then ^resident, declined to appear in
court and produce csrtain papers in
the trial of Aaron Burr for treason,
taken in connection with the attitude
of the Senate and House on the man
damus of Judge Wright to the Joint
Committee on Printing in Congress
uh appear in the Supreme Court of
the District of Columbia last week,
aroused interesting comment among
some of the officials of the Depart
ment of Justice who were looking
over the court records bearing on
Mr. Jefferson was asked to bring,
among other papers, a letter from
a general who was believed to have
knowledge of Burr's alleged treason
able designs upon the Southwest, but
the President contended that ' as the
executive officer, of the Government
he was exempt from the process of
thc court. The documents do not
disclose just how the incident ended
but an official and it was his recol
lection from reading this history of
the trial i:hat the President's atti
tude was upheld by the courts. Burr
was tried at Richmond, Va., in 1807
and was acquitted.
The papers, now more than 100
vears old. were loaned bv Judge Ed
mund Waddill ,of the United Dis
trict Court at Richmond, to Chief
Clerk Field, of the Department^ ot
Justice, to form a part of the exhibit
at the Alaska-Youkon-Pacific Exposi
tion at Seattle last year. They were
returned safe and sound some time
ago. . ?
Attorney-General Wickersham ask
ed that they be kept here a while,
as bc was anxious to look over them
carefully. He lins now finished with
the naners, and they will be returned
to Richmond. While the ink on some
of them has faded considerably, yet
most are readable with the naked
eye. and the indictment itself, in
scribed in a clear, distinct hand, is
easily decipher?d. ??
America a Thirsty Nation.
Americans must be a thirsty na
tion judging from the imports of
drinkables as set forth in a state
ment just issued by the bureau of
statistics of the department of com
merce and labor. The United States
drank tfie essence of more than H
billion pounds of coffee in 1909, val-?'
ued at $85,000.000. That was about
a dollar's worth of coffee for every
person in the United States. Tea is
not such a favorite. Only a little
more than a hundred million pounds,
valued at about $16,000,000, came in.
But in spirits, wines and malt liquors
the nation touched its highent record
for importation in 1909 and consum
ed foreign products of that kind to
the value of more than $26,000,000,
mose than twice as much as was im
ported in 1899. South American
supplied most of the coffee, Asia
most of the tea and Europe most of
the wines and liquors. The United
States is the world's largest ?offee
drinker and Great Britain is the
world's. greatest consumers of tea.
Every person in the United States
used on the average of ll pounds of
coffee during 1909, but the use of tea,
remained about unchanged from the
Proposes Canal Celebration.
Washington as the scene of a great
world exposition to mark the com
pletion of the Panama Canal in 1915
was proposed by Representative J.
Hampton Moore, of Philadelphia, at
a dinner in his honor at the Com
mercial Club last week. He declar
ed the south side of Pennsylvania
avenue "an ayesore to every -visitor"
anil should be cleared of- buildings
and made the site of the national ex
position. The Pennsylvanian advo
cated makins at least one building
of the exposition a permanent monu
ment to a new commercial epoch.
Teachers Are Very Scarce.
The Civil Service Commission is
having difficulty in meeting the de
mand fcvr teachers in the Indian Ser
vi oe. While female teachers in the
boarding schools are needed, the
greatest demand is for married male
teasers to take charge of the day
schools. The latter are usually paid
$6 a month for ten months of the'
aehoel year, which begins Sept. 1st.
Working For More Appropriations.
Senator Simmons, of North Caro
lina, has introduced' three proposed
amendments to the rivers, and harbor
bill, one increasing the Amount ap
propriated for the ,uppei"Cape Fear
from $10,000 to $615,000, a second
add ins: $27.676 for a canal of ten
feet from the ihland waterway, now
being constructed, to the town of
Beaufort, and a third for $19,000 for
a canal of ten feet from the inland
waterway to Morehead City.
Black Roses at Last.
Confidently asserting that after
fifteen years experimenting, he has
discovered a process, whereby black
roses may be grown, Dennis Tapley,
a hopeless cripple, from Savannah,
Ga., is in Washington to obtain, if
possible, a patent upon his discovery.
Simmons to Help Investigate.
Senator Simmons of North Caro
lina, has been selected for member
Ship on the Senate committee to in
vestigate the high cost of living.
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