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SECRET GETS OUT.
Thomas K. Lauchfin Ends Life
PRESIDENT TAFT AT FUNERAL.
Coroner Says That Laughlin Came to
Death by His Own Hands.
Pittsboro, Pa., Special-Thomas
IL Laughlin, brother-in-law of Pres
ident Taft, assistant treasurer of the
great Jones and Laughlin steel in
terest ?nd worth $20,000,000, is a sui
cide. He sent a bullet into his brain
some time during Thursday night 'in
his mansion on Woodlawn road.
Efforts by wealthy relatives to sup
press the faets were successful until
Saturday, when Coroner Samuel
-Jamison, after forcing'an investiga
tion, made the public announcement.
"The Laughlin case is one of suicide.
He blew out his brains.'"\
Persistent calls for information
from the coroner caused him to in
vestigate the case, add after a visit
to the Laughlin home he said that
the physician's return was technical
* Iv correct, although the cerebral
" hemorrhage had been caused by.JL
:"? bullet. The Physician's certificate of
death stated the cause as cerebral ap
poplexy and was' signed by Dr. T. M.
President Taft left for Pittsburg
where at 3 o'clock Sunday, he will
attend the funeral of Mr. Laughlin.
The President left Pittsburg' Sunday
night and reached Washington Mon
day. On account of the death of
Mr. Laughlin the' President has can
celed his trip fo New York, which
he had planned to attend the opera,
! and instead will begin his weeks
.trip by going direct rto Chicago,
where he has an engagement on
To Issue $200,000,000 Stock.
New York, Special;-A recommen
dation that the capital stock of the
American Telephone and Telegraph
Company, i;he socalled telephone
trust, be increased to $500,000,000 is
contained in the. company's annual
report, but other thau to say that
; the company desired to be ' ' ' fore
handed" no reason is given for the
requested increase of $200,000,000. j
Wall street believes the company
purposes still greater expansion,
though the report states "that none
of the current year for ordinary cap
The report shows that the num
ber of telephone stations hi the Bell
system was increased to more' than
5,000,000, including 1,500,000 opera t
ed^ by connecting companies. The
wire mileage is shown to be in ex
cess of 10,000,000-.. miles, and the
traffic has increased to,nearly 20,-,
000,000 connections a day, or about
6,500,000,000 connections a year.
The company had > a. net revenue
for 1909 of more than, $30,000,000,
and the svstem 'earned gross $149,
914,700, an increase of $11,770,400
over last year. Net? earnings were
$48,367,500, ^out of which $23,910,
600 was paid in dividends. $10.221,
400 paid in interest and $14,235,500
placed in the surplus. Out of the
gross earnings nearly $45,000,000
was charged to depreciation and
Aged Distiller Gives Himself Up.
Baltimore, Special.;-George T.
Gambrell, the aged president of tbe
Roxbury Distillery company, want
ed by the police on charges of fradu
lently issuing, whiskey certificates up
on which he was alleged to have ob
tained loans amounting from $200.
000 to $300,000 surrendered himself
to the authorities here. He was
later released in $20,000 bail. Gam
brell, who had been missing since
February 24, returned from Ensley,
Ala. His distilling company is in the
hands of receivers.
Sympathetic Strikes Unlawful.
Richmond, Va., Special.-Sympa
thetic strikes are Unlawful, accord
ing to a decision handed down by the
United States circuit court of ap
peals in which it sustained a recent
judgment of Judge Dayton, of West
Virginia. The case was that of the
Eitchman Coal and Coke Company
vs. the United Mine workers of
Statue of Newspaper Man.
Washington, Special.-A newspa
per nan may'have a statue erected in
his honor at the national. Capitol, a
bill having been introduce^ by Rep
resentative Douglas of Ohio* ap
propriating $20,000^ for that purpose.
The man was Januarius Aloysius
Macgahan, -whose descriptions of the
atrocities practiced upon the Bul
garians by the Turks attracted the
attention of William, Gladstone, re
sulted "a English recognition of Bul
garia's freedom, and won for their
author the title of "the liberator of
Pushes Money Aside.
San Francisco^ Special.-Andrew
Carnegie arrived here from Del
monte. In the course of an interview
he said: "During the panic in New
York I could have made $50,000,060
without difficulty. I had the cash,
and the opportunity was ripe, but I
felt that it was better to let con
ditions readjust themselves natural
ly. I have made up my mind not
to make any more if I can help it."
Wire to White House.
Pittsburg, Pa., Special.-A private
telephone wire from the home of
Chas. P. Taft, to the White House
in Washington is being arranged
with the American Telephone and
Telegraph Company. The 725 miles
of wire will be at the service of
Charles P. Taft from 6 p. m. till 6
a. m. No outside hands will ma
nipulate the switchboard plugs and
no outside ear will hear the per
sonal conversations of the brothers.;
The wire, it is said, will cost "Mr. I
Tait $24000 a year/
30,000 FIREMEN STRIKE.
Railroad Managers Are AsKed to
State Their Position on Union's
Chicago, Special.-Admissious have
been made on both sides that the con
troversy between 30,000 firemen op
erating on 150,000 miles of railroads
west, northwest and southwest of
Chicago aud the managers had be
come critical and that the question
of a strike, tying up practically all
systems between here and the Pacific
coast, would be settled in a few days.
President W. S. Carter, of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen
and Enginemen, on behalf of the
firemen, has sent to the general man
ager of the committee of the rail
roads a request for a clear state
ment of the employers' position. The
brotherhood asked for information
on three points in their demands.
In previous negotiations the
brotherhood said they were willing
to submit the wage question to arbi
tration under the Erdman act "pro
vided the other two points were
settled without the aid of a third
It was announced by the generaJ
managers' committee that an answer
was directed sent to President Carter
denying this request and leaving it
to the union, despite their "strike
vote" to take what future course
they think best.
Negotiations have, been on for six
weeks. About forty-nine Western
railroads are involved. If a strike
were called, it is said 25.000 other
employes would be thrown out. At
the last meeting ten general man
agers were present.
Begins Burglary Sentence at 76.
New York. Special.-Although he
is 76 years of age. and veiw feeble,
Philip Render, of Long island City,
will be taken to Sins: Sing prison
next week to serve a term of four
years and nine months for burglary.
He will be the oldest convict in the
prison. He finished a seven-year sen
tence for bigamy only a few months
ago. He was arrested a few days
later, on a charge, but was saved from
prosecution by a Long Island farm
er, who took him to his farm and
I agreed to care for him. Render re
paid this kindness by 'stealing every
thing be could, and disappeared. He
was arrested in a neighboring town
some time afterwards.
Disclose Whereabuts of $173,000.
Chicago, Special.-The mystery
surrounding the disappearance of thc
$173,000 from the United States
sub-treasury three years ago is solv
ed, according to a declaration in
Judge Bretano's court by Attorney
James J. Barbour. He is represent
ing one of thc defendants in the
snit for $50,0000 for malicious pros
ecution brought, by George W. Fitz
gerald, former teller in the United
^States _sub-treasury, against Willian;
Boldenweck, sub-treasurer; Herbert
Young, and others, which was dis
missed on motion of Fitzgerald last
"Your honor we have the evidence
as to how the $173,000 was stolen and
we wish' Jo make use of this informa
tion even if we have to proclaim it
at a town meeting," said Attorney
Nurse Gets $53,000.
New York, Special.-The judgment
of the lower court giving to Mis?
Addie M. Hunt, a trained nurse.
$58,000 for the loss of lier legs in
a railway ??ccident at Great Neck. L.
L, in June, 1905, has been affirmed
by the appellate division. When lier
suit against the Long Island railway
was fi ret tried she got a verdict for
$25,000, which was set aside as in
sufficient. In the secor?! trial the
award was $58,000 and the railroad
Confederate Coin Brings Good Price.
New York, Special.-One of the
original Confederate half-dollrs
struck off at the United States mint
in New Orleans in 1861, after it fell
into the hands of the Confederate
ogvernment, was sold by a local coiu
dealer for $3,750. The buyer was a
wealthy New York collector, whose
name is withheld.
El Paso, Tex., Special.-Declaring
that he had killed an intruder who
had attempted to rob him, Charles
Phillips, a carptenter, surrendered to
the police here.
Charged With Shanghaiing:
Buffalo., N. Y., Special.-The Lake
Carriers Association, which controls
a large percentage of shipping on
the f ^eat Lakes, was indicted by tho
Federal grand jury here on a charge
of shanghaiing. The indictments are
against the corporation, the officials
of which must appear before Judge
Hazel next week to plead.
Pleaded to be Taxed.
Washington, Special.-The novel
spectacle of a corporation pleading
with the Supreme Court of the Unit
ed States to be allowed to be taxed
was presented when counsel for the
Coney Island and Brooklyn Railroad
Company asked the court to uphold
the constitutionality of the corpora
tion tax. A brief on behalf of the
company was filed by William N.
Dikeman and Arthur E. Goddard.
Laughs When Told He is Dead.
Rome, By Cable.-J. Pierpont Mor
gan enjoyed a hearty laugh when he
heard for the first time of the rumor
that he was dead. "I am accustom
ed to such tricks. I have never felt
as well as I do now."
Couple Form Suicide Pact.
Philadelphia, Pa., Special.-Seated
opposite each other at the beautiful
table in their apartments here Dr.
Charles C. Benson, 73 years of age,
and his wife, Isabelle, 67, drained
two glasses containing poison.
City's Industrial Life Practically
TO VOTE ON STATE WIDE STRIKE
Business Men Endeavoring to Bring
the Long Drawn Ont Disturbance
to a Close.
Philadelphia, Pa., Special.-Anoth
er effort to find some means with
which to settle the trouble between
the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Com
pany and the Amalgamated Associa
tion of Street and Electric Railway
Employes, has been made by the
United Business Men's Association,
This body represents 32 business
men's organizations with 12,000
members. A convention composed
of delegates from these trade bodies
and from religious and fraternal
bodies as well as commercial and
other organizations, were called to
meet to discuss the subject.
Every labor union in Pennsylvania
will have a chance to vote on the
question of a general strike in sym
pathy with the Philadelphia traction
men before any such action is taken.
The conservatives won out in the
State Federation of Labor conven
tion, and a resolution to delay a
Stite-wide strike was carried.
"The general strike of labor in
Philadelphia has just begun," said
the strike committee, "we are hour
ly receiving assurances from hun
dreds and thousands of men and
women that they will throw down
their tools and join in the strike."
"Are you personally in favor of
a State-wide strike?" was asked C
0. Pratt, thc car men's leader.
"Only as a last resort," was the
reply. "We do not favor strikes and
only call them when compelled to do
The call for arbitration of Mic dif
ferences between the Transit Com
pany and its 4,000 or more striking
employes is insistent now. From
quarter after quarter in Philadelphia
and outside of it the demand for
mediatory measures is voiced. Every
where it is recognized that the failure
to arrive at an arbitral agreement
was the only thing that stood in the
way of a speedy calling off of the
general sympathetic strike in this
city, which has practically paralyzed
the city's industrial life.
White Man Dies Defending Negroes.
Pensacola, Fla., Special.-Roy
Witherspoon of Gallatin, Tenn., died
in a hospital here as the result of
wounds received last week at the
hands of a mob in Baldwin county,
Alabama, from whom he was attempt
ing to shield some negroes.
Louis Donelson, alleged leader of
the mob which is charged with an
attempt to rid Baldwin county of its
negroes, and who is specifically charg
ed with-firing the two shots which
resulted in Witherspoon's death, has
surrendered to the authorities.
The Price of Persistency.
Boston, Mass., Special.-After a
legal battle, which has been dragged
through stale and federal courts for
fully twenty years, Mrs. Eva A. In
gersoll has received a certified check
for $195,551.98, representing a fee
which she claimed was due her hus
band, the late Robert G. Ingersoll,
for services in breaking thc will of
Andrew J. Davis, a millionaire miner
What a Rumor Did.
Cleveland. Ohio, Special.-With
thousands of panic, stricken deposi
tors clamoring at its doors, the bank
of the Society of Savings faced a
run which appearently had as basis
merely vague rumors. Ninety per
cent of the frightened throng that
surrounded the building were women
and nearly al' were foreigners.
New Record for Pistol Shot.
Spokane, Wash., Special.-Frank
Frome, national indoor pistol cham
pion, established a new world's rec
ord here when he scored 99 out of
a possible 100 at 20 vards.
The old record was 98. The shoot
ing M-as done under artificial light,
while the old reeord was made undei
Schoolmates to Avenge.
Kansas City, Mo., Special.-Deter
mine.! in avenge an attempted assault
on Miss Cora Downs, 17 years old.,
by a negro in Kansas City, Tim]
50 high school classmates of the grr?
joined a sheriff's party in a searck
for the fugitive.
Brick Wall Falls ou Workmen.
Pittsburg, Pa., Special.-Three men
were killed and seven were seriously
injured here by the collapse of a 60
foot brick wall, left standing as tht
ruins of a fire. Twenty workmen
were buried in the debris, most of
I whom were foreigners.
Reperesentative Perkins Dead.
tive James Beck Perkins, of Roches
ter, N. Y., died last Friday a* Gar
field Hospital, after an illness of
This Negro Gets 99 Years.
Kansas City, Mo., Special.-Wil
liam Jackson, ir?gro janitor, charg
ed with attacking six young white
girls, -was convicted in the criminal
court and sentenced to 99 year?' im
Strike of Paper Makers.
Corinth, N. Y., Special.-The strike
of paper makers and sulphite workers
has now spread to five mills of the
International Paper company. Foul
hundred men have walked out at
the Fort Edwards mills, making 1,
500 odd men out in all at Glenus
Falls, South Glenns Falls, Niagara
Falls, Fort Edwards and here at
Corinth. Three companies of militia
were ordered to active duty. No at
tempt was made to inulest the troops
Although the presence of the guards
men has served to restore order
SOUTH CAROLINA AFFAIRS
The Cream of News Items Gathered
From All Over South Carolins
' and Boiled Down,
Giant Oak Operated On.
The "Big Oak" at Magnolia Cern
, eterj', Charleston, has been operated
upon by tree doctors. Years ago in
a storm one of the great limbs of this
mighty live oak was torn off, leav
ing a gash or hollow in the stalwart
trunk. Rain collected in the cavity
and it became evident some time ago
that the wood was beginning to de
cay, and that unless steps were taken
to preserve it the tree would ultimate
ly die. Therefore, the wood that had
rotted was cut out, the cavity fiHed
with cement, and now the wound in
the grand old tree is closed and pro
tected against further action of the
weather. The "Big Oak" is one of
-the landmarks of Charleston and its
vicinit}'. It is one of the finest
specimens of its kind to be found in
all the low-country. Nobody knows
how old it is, but it is quite possible
that it had already passed its sapling
days when the first white men sail
ed into Charleston harbor.
COL. W. W. LUMPKIN DEAD.
One of South Carolina's Best Known
Public Men Dies at Asheville.
Col. W. W. Lumpkin of Columbia.
S. C., who has been ill in Asheville
for more than ten days, died Sunday
morning at 7:45 o 'clock. His death
was expected; in fact his remark
able vitality kept him alive for two
or three days. Colonel Lumpkin was
an old-time Southern gentleman, and
was born in Oglethorpe codhty, Ga.,
sixty-one years ago. He was a Con
federate veteran, leaving the cause
of the Confederacy with the surrend
er of Lee as a lieutenant colonel on
the ?taff of General Ward. Colonel
Lumpkin was a lawyer by profession
and was of counsel;for the Georgia
Central Railway of Georgia. Colonel
Lumpkin was-a candidate in South
Carolina for United States Senator
last year being defeated by Senator
Smith. He was^a Mason of high
standing and was here attending the
reunion of- the Oasis and Omai
Temples of the Shrine.
Rev. R. W. Patton Ends Campaign
Rev. R. W. Patton, of Atlanta, sec
retary of the fourth department of
missions of the Episcopal church
closed his campaign in Charleston on
Sunday, after conducting many meet
ings and delivering addresses--which
have stirred much enthusiasm and
done the cause much good. As a
result of the address which he made
before the Churchman's club on the
resolution of Rt. Rev. Bishop W. A.
Guerry, it has been decided that the
i five Charleston churches will double
their contributions to the mission
; fund, making the annual sum this
Tillman to go Home.
Although the improvement in the
condition of Senator Tillman whe
was stricken with paralysis a few
weeks agoj has been very satisfac
tory to his famil}, the Senator is not
strong enough to travel but if his
present rate of convalencence con
tinues it is expected he will be abh
to go to his home at Trenton, S. C..
this week. He is still under the con
stant attention of his" physician. Thc
Senator is able to sit up in a chan
every day, but he cannot walk and.
while he is able to talk, does not in
dulge much in conversation. His
friends hope that after a year's rest
he will be able to return to the Sen
. First Governor's Certificate Received.
The certificate of the Governor of
South Carolina certifying to the ac
tion of that State in accepting the
income tax amendment to the Con
stitution has been presented in Wash
ington to the Senate. The document
is the first of the kind to be receiv
, ed by the Senate in compliance with
the tariff law of the last session.
George Mosely, a young white man.
of Greenville, whose achievements in
the marriage line have already been
reported, pleaded guilty to the in
dictment of bigamy and was sen
tenced to one year in the penitenti
ary. Mosely is just about 21 years
of age, and has been married three
times, the last marriage causing his
Doctors Deny Report.
Greatly exaggerated and unjust to
the University of South Carolina is
the story that has been sent out
from Columbia that 60 per cent, of
the students at the university are
suffering from hookworm. The phy
sicians to the university are Drs. J.
J. Watson and William Weston, who
alternate by months in their service.
"Out of 60 suspects examined," said
Dr. Weston, "I found only half a
dozen mild cases, which are being
treated with fine results.
Statue to Calhoun.
In the two houses of Congress.
South Carolina and Massachusetts
joined hands over the grave of John
C. Calhoun. The occasion was the
unveiling of the statue of the great
South Carolinian which sixty years
after his long ;ontiniied struggle for
state rights has been set in statuary
hall. The handsome statue was the
gift of the State of South Carolina,
to the National government.
After the C., N. & L.
That the Columbia, Newberry and
Laurens Railway Company has no
regular passenger station in Colum
bia has caused the railroad commis
sion to take up the matter of the
sale of tickets by this road.
Appointed Judge Advocate.
Firts Lieut. E. W. Sturdcvant, of
the marine corps, has been appointed
Judge Advocate of a General Court
martial, io be held at Charleston, and
is detailed there for temporary duty.
News Notes of General Int?re#t
From All Parts ol' the Stats,
Battle Fla? For South Carolina.
It was announced some weeks ago
that the presentation of the official
battle flag for the battleship South
Carolina would take place next April
when that good ship visits Charles
ton, for the presentation of the sil
ver service, donated by the State of
South Carolina. The honor o:: pre
senting this battle flag has been
given to Orangeburg county ar d the
local chapter, Moultrie, Daughters
of the American Revolution. The
flag is now in readiness for th? pre
sentation and is in the possession of
Mrs. A. C. Ligon, State vice regent
of the Daughters of the American
Revolution. The flag, which is the
official flag for South Carolina, is
a magnificent piece of workmanship.
The field of the flag is made of gor
geous, blue silk, with gold fringe.
The large palmetto tree and the
crescent are hand embroidered in
white silk, with shading in gray. The
flag is nine feet long and six: feet
wide, the official size of the battalion
Aiken to Get Free Delivery.
Free delivery of mail in the city
of Aiken is now assured. The postai
receipts are now far in excess of
what is required by the postoffice
department, and city council hus de
cided to have the necessary improve
ments made in order to secure the
service at a very early date. Aiken's
postal receipts are in the neighbor
hood of $3,000 in excess this year
over last. The receipts are far in
excess of the required $10,000.
Required to Apply Same Rat ss.
The Southern Express company is
required to apply the same rates or
charges for transportation over the
Charleston & Western Carolina rail
way as are now applied to the Atlan
tic Coast Line road by an order of
the railroad commission. It is re
quired that these rates be made on
a continuous mileage basis.
Found Dead in Bed.
Paul E. Ayer, thrice a candidate
for mayor of Anderson and well
known in South Carolina, was found
in his room at a boarding house there.
He went to his room on Monday and
when he iniled to report at his work
iomconf was sent to his room to
ascertain if he was ill. He probably
died Monday night.
New Railway Company.
Thc secretary of state chartered the
Greenville, Spartanburg and Ander
son Railway company with a capital
stock of $300,000. The company is
given the right to increase the capital
to $2,000,000. The line will be
operated by electricity and will ex
tend from the city pf Anders<ai to
Spartanburg,-a distance of about 65
Miss Angeline Duffle, who was liv
ing near Saluda with her brother on
E. A. Perry's place, was burned to
death. She was buming some trash
about the yard when her clothing
caught on fire and despite her own
frantic efforts and the assistance of
her brother and his wife who were
near, the flames could not be ex
Orangeburg to Keep Cool.
The ice factory plant of the
Crystal Ice Company was sold at
public auction in Orangeburg by
the trustee in bankruptcy. Jcseph
A. Perry of the Crystal Ice company,
by order of the United States court,
and was bid in for $17,000. Already
a new company has been organized
to take over the plant and to engage
in the manufacture of iee.
Bail is Granted.
Bail has been granted to W. F.
Vance who killed Horace Hammond
on the public square in Edgefield.
Killed by Trolley Car.
An inquest was held over the re
mains of Irving McGhee, well known
white man of Aiken, who was run
over by an Augusta-Aiken trolley
car, some distance from the city.
Is in Spartanburg.
Mrs. Geo. O.. Tenny, of Richmond,
Va., who is suing her husband for
alimony and legal separation, which
suit has resulted in Mr. Tenny bring
ing serious charges against his wife
in a counter suit for divorce, is in
Spartanburg for several days, a
guest of Mrs. G. A. Bunch.
Cheek Bone Broken.
t S. R. Suber, in Gaffney, while
starting from in front of his store
on Frederick street, was thrown from
a wagon and sustained severe in
juries and bruises. Mr. Suber's
cheek bone was broken ?
To Abolish Office.
The Southern Express company
has applied to the railroad commis
sion for permission to abolish its
agency at Gaston. The company, says
that an agent cannot be secured for
To Manufacture Automobiles.
John G. Anderson, president of
the Rock Hill Buggy Co., is about
to embark in the -wholesale manufac
ture of a high class automobile.
To Build New Depot.
Jamison & Morris, contractors, are
awarded the contract for building
thc new passenger and freight depot
of the Charleston & Western Caro
lina Railway company at Greenville,
(be amount ot* their bid being. $37,
Swiped a Marriage Certificate.
Stealing a marriage certificate was
the novel charge on which a regro
was in the recorder's court in Sum
Nows of the National C;
Passing for 1
Standard Oil Brief. <
Basing its case largely cn its claim
that the corporations merged with j
-the Standard Oil Company of New .
Jerseyfin 1899 were no-competing at ,
that.time, and on the allegation that 1
the- interpretation given to the Sher- 1
man anti-trust law by the lower !
court would strike down organized "
business, the.Standard Oil Company'i
bas filed in the Supreme Court of the ;
United States its brief against the ]
dissolution of that organization, j :
This dissolution was ordered by the ,
circuit court of the United States for (
the eastern district of Missouri as a
result of a petition filed by the gov
ernment in 1906. Whether or not the
I decree of dissolution shall stand will
come up on Monday for oral argu
ment in the Supreme Court. Frank
B. Kellogg is now in this city put
ting the finishing touches on the brief
of the government, while Attorney i
General Wickersham is understood to,
be preparing an oral argument of
the case. Tlie brief for the Standard
Oil bears the names of D. T. Watson,
John M. Freeman and Ernest C. Ir
Blame Farmers and Packers.
Retail meat dealers have placed,
upon the farmers and the packers
responsibility for the higher price of
meat in testimony given before the I
select Senate committee which began (
its inquiry into tho inereased cost of i
living. Five reta? men from New |
York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and
Washington wert heard, and Walter
Brown a Washington dealer, who ?
kills his own meat, was the only one 1
who did not admit that the price of
meat had gone up at least 10 per cent
during the past five years. Mr.
Brown insisted that prices were prac
tically the same now as then. All
agreed, however, that competition
among the retailers kept the price to
the consumer as low as possible, con
sistent with the price charged by the
Senate Votes $30,000,000.
After brief" general discussion the
Senate has passed the bill authoriz
ing the issuance of $30,000,000 worth
of certificates of indebtedness for,
the completion of irrigation projects 1
of the Government already under '
way. The bill is intended to supply
sufficient money to finish these works
and it is contemplated that the cer
tificates will be redeemed by the im
provements. Senator Clay, of Geor
gia, made a speech in opposition toi
the prinicple involved, rather than j
against the bill itself. He predicted
that the time would come when a
direct annual appropriation cf fifty
or sixty million dollars would be
necessary to carry on the reclamation
To Reimburse Carriers.
The Senate -has passed a bill,
which, if passed also by the House,
will mean much for a large number
of letter ?arriers in different parts
of the United States. The purpose
of the hill is to reimburse carriers
for services, found by the Court of
Appeals to have been performed by
them in excess of eight hours a day
some years ago. Several attempts
have been made to get the House to
take favorable action but without
success up to the present time.
Miss Gerald Stands Finn.
Ignoring a letter of dismissal sent
to her by Mrs. Matthew T. Scott,
president:general of the Daughters
of the American Revolution, Miss
Agnes Gerald reported for work as
usual at the headquarters of the so
ciety in Washington.
Aiter 32 Years.
The familiar face of Alonzo
Stewart, who has been an employe
of the Senate for thirty-two years,
is now missing. The fact that
Stewart is no longer an officer of
the Senate was disclosed by Senator
Hale, who introduced a resolution
providing for the payment of six
months' salary to him. His resigna
tion was requested.
U. S. Will Construct New Maneuver
The United States government will
clear 400 to 500 aeres of woodland
m Chickamauga park near Fort
Oglethrope, Ga., to provide a new !
army maneuver ground. About 50
army prisoners will do the work,
some 35 being brought here from
other post prisons/ It is planned to
have the work completed for the
army maneurers in July.
Got That Much?
Have you $34.87 in your pocket
or in the bank? If you have not,
then you are shy ou the per capita
circulation of money in the United
States, as shown by the books of
the treasury department. The de
partment, in reaching this calcula
tion, estimates the population at 89,
883,000, and announces the amount
of money in circulation on March 1
as $3,134,093,250, which, if equally
divided, would give evry man, woman j
and child in the country $34.87.
Before insuring else when
Old Line Companies.
At The Farmers ;
ii in' i --mmmmm
upltol Briefly Noted in
Congressmen Not Higher Than Law.
Declaring that the court "was en
tirely within its authority -when it
issued the writ of mandamus order
ing the joint Committee on Printing
of Congress, to show cause why .it
should not consider the bid of the
Valley Paper Company, of Holyoke,
Mass., Justice Wright, in a decision
in the case declared that to^have re
fused to issue the mandamus be
cause some of the persons sued oc
cupied the exalted position of Sen
ators "would have been to betraj
Change in Railroad BUL
The committee on interstate and
foreign commerce- has made a dras
tic change in the administration rail
road bill by striking out the au
thorization under which a carrier,
which owns fifty per cent of tb ?
stock of another line, may still fur
ther extend his holdings. This ii
one of the provisions inserted in th?
bill at the request of Attorney Gen
eral Wickersham, and is a part ol
the bill as it was reported from thi
$10,000,000 to Buy Land.
The Senate has nassed a bill au
thorizing the expenditure of $10,
000,000 for the purchase of land
south of Pennsylvania avenue, in
Washington, as sites for public build
ings. There was no opposition, ani
no time except that necessary for th?
reading of the measure was consumed
in its consideration.
Asks Vast Sum For Jail.
Two hundred and seventy-fivi
thousand dollars for the remodeling
of the District jail is an item askec
by Attorney General Wickershaii
in the next sundry civil bill. At
torney General Wickersham plans U
have the prisoners do the work ot
the jail and make it a "cr?dit instea?
of a disgrace to the District." HalJ
the expense would be paid by thi
Chas. Knox, Jr., Marries.
! Philander Chase Knox, Jr., son ol
Secretary of State Knox, discreetlj
left his young bride in Baltimow
when he hurried on to Washingto?
j to brave the parentaly storm and asl
his father and mother to forgive theil
hasty-marriage. A few hours latea
Mrs. Knox, Jr., arrived and a fen
minutes after that thc young son oi
,the Secretary of State and his new
J wife were on their way back tl
' Naval Increase fer Year.
The House committee on nava!
affairs has voted for the constructioc
of two battleships, one repair ship,
two fleet colliers and four sub
marines. This represents the nav?
increase for the present year and it
practically the same as urged bji
President Taft and by Secretarj
Meyer. The two battleships will bi
of either 26,000 or 27,000 tons dis,
placement. Their co6t will be aboul
$11,000,000 each. The repair shij
will cost something less than $1,
000,000. The four submarines aw
for the Pacific coast.
To Mark Battlefield.
The battlefield of Peachtree Creek
Georgia, will be marked by the gov
ernment. This was practically as
sured by the promise made to Rep?
resentative Livingston by Chairman
I Hull, of the house committee on
military affairs. The amount to be
I authorized for this purpose is $2,
000. Senator B" um feels no doubt
that he will be aole to secure favor
able action in the senate.
Bill For Salaries Cut Down..
The Legislative, Executive and Ju
diciary Appropriation bill, carrying
! $33,895,765, has been reported to tho
House by the Committee on Appro
priations. The bill is a reduction of
$584,124 from the estimates submit
j ted by the various departments and
a decrease of $549.754 from like ap
propriations for the curres t fiscal
yoar. There are 14,599 salaries pro
vided for in the bill, or 112 less than
for the current year.
Agricultural Bill Passes.
The senate has passed the agricul
tural appropriation bill, carrying
Nominations sent to the Senate
by President Taft include the follow
ing: Consuls: Arthur B. Cooke, of
South Carolina, at Patras, Greece.
Philip E. Hollande, of Tennessee, at
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.
Ralph J. Totten, at Maracaibo, Vene
\ & BYRD
e. We^represent the Best
Bank of Edgefield