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CRUM IS DOWN.
Senatar Tillman Forces the With drawal of His Name. A NOTABLE VICTORY For Senator Tillman, Who, With the Aid of the Other Democrats, Forces the Republicans to Give Up Effort to Force Crum on Char. leston as Collector. Washington, Feb. 9.-Senator Till man today put the nails in Crum's political coffin when he secured e promise from Senator Fry, chairmar of committee on commerce, charg ed- with the duty of handling th nomination, that no further effor would be made to confirm Crum a the present session of Congress. Senator Tillman got the floor soor after the Senate went into execu tive session, and after speaking fo an hour. Senator Fry announced tha as it was evident that the South Car olina Senator was just beginning. h would say that under such circum stances It would be Impossible to pu the Crum nomination through. Senator Tillman did not at firs Suniderstand Senator Fry. He stoppe his speech and asked him what hi meant. Senator Fry replied that he woult not push the matter further, becaus there was no apparent chance t make the nomination stick. Senator Tillman then left the Sen ate chamber and other business wa taken up. The fact that Senator Fry ha announced that he will not pus] the case further is a complete victor: for Senator Tillman. In all he ha spoken more than eight hours o the case. When he began the tas] of defeating Crum ten days agc many Senators said that it could no be done, that President Rosevel would fight through Senators Lodg( Fry and others. It would be absc lutely impossible to block the nom, nation, and that it would put th people of Charleston in a better ligt if they would gracefully submit an make no further fight. Senator Tillman took the opposit view, and went to work 'to fight a long as there was fighting ground. In the beginning few of his co: leagues were disposed to take pax in the matter, but day by day mor have come to his rescue until durin the past few days practically all th Democratic. strength of the Senat has been lined up with him in th fight. Several days ago Senator Tillma announced that he was not interes ed in what became of Crum herea1 ter, that he could get any job b might desire, and that his only pui pose was in waging a successful figi for the people of Char'eston in th determination to prevent Crum fro: being again forced upon them. S far as he knows there has been n trade suggested, and he only wani Crum ousted from the - collector office. The way the matter stands nov Crum will have to be nominate again, and it is not believed by thot familiar with the situation that Pre: Ident-elect Taft has any idea of d< lng so. A few days ago certain circun stances arose, which lent somethin of a mystery to the case, and th led to a befief thatMr. Taft had ur, ed Senator Fry to push the case. Is almost certain now that he .wi aot name Crum for another term. Today's action apparently ends ti case with Senator Tillman, and ti people of Charleston who have fur: ished him with the ammunitiont make the fight, the victory. Senator Tillman would not discu the matter tonight other than1 sa: "We have won out." P. H. McG. KILLS SELF AND WIFE. Man Gets Drunk and Commits tIl -Terrible Crime. New Castle, Pa., Feb. 1 0.-Pete Cupps and his wife were found dea in their home tonight when neigl bors arrived in response to cries fc help of Cupp's stepson, Clyde Wai neck, who ran from the house wit blood streaming from a woundi his shoulder. Mrs. Cupps was seated in a rodl ing chair with a bullet hole in he foirehaa'd. Cupps was on a couchi an adjoining room, shot above th right eye, while his fingers sti clutched a revolver. Warneck stai ed that when he returned home froI work Cupps was intoxicated an quarrelling with his wife. He say he interfered to protect his mott er, whereupon Cupps shot hIt through the shoulder. After he ran from the house h~ says he heard two shots. Cupp was present was 60 years old, an according to the stepson, frequenti quarrelled with his wife. Warnee: Is expected to recover. ATLANTA HAS BIG SCANDAL. Wealthy Real Estate Man's Wife an Boarding House Mistress Fight. Atlanta, Feb. 12.-The announce ment by Mrs. Evelyn Jarrell that sh will probably sue her husband, W. A Jarrell, the real estate man, for di vorce on account of his alleged inti macy with Mrs. M. C. Evans, 25 year old, a former boarding house keep er; the arrest of Mrs. Evans on charge of disorderly and immora cond-uct, and an order by Recorde Broyles that Jarrell be arrested o1 the same charge are a few of th< most startling developments of a per sonal encounter between Mrs. Jar rell and Mrs. Evans in the lobby o a theatre Wednesday night of thi: week. Mr. Jarrell and Mrs. Evan: had attended the play and Mrs. Jer rell, disguised, had followed them. Burned in Bunks. Norfolk. Feb. 9.-The Norfolk ani Portsmouth Traction Company's fer ry steamer was burned to the wa ter's edge at her pier here this morn lng. Three of her crew were burnet to dath in their bunks. MURDERER LYNCHED. NEGR0 WO110 ROBBED AND KILL ED MINISTER At Houston, Miss., Several Days Ago, Taken From Jail and Hanged After lie Confessed. Houston, Miss., Feb. S.-Roby Baskin, the eighteen-year-old negro under arrest here, has confessed to the murder of Dr. W. T. Hudson, in Moore's Grove, near this town, Saturday morning. He says he shot Dr. Hudson because he had robbed him, and then decided to get him out of the way. The governor or dered out a company of militia to protect the negro, but later can celled the order when he found out that there was no danger of a lynching. Houston, Miss., Feb. 9.-Roby Baskin, murderer of the Rev. W. T. Hudson, was lynched by a mob here this afternoon. A crowd of over 300 determined citizens took him from the jail and hanged him to a nearby tre. Not a shot was fired, and the whole proceeding was conducted qui etly. Sheriff Dean, of Okolona, arrived just as the negro breathed his last. Leaders of the mob said the negro had not been given a speedy trial as promised, and that they could not he blamed for taking justice into their own hands. The prisoner was seized without resistance and accepted his fate as a matter of course, sullen and with ouz a word of entreaty or prayer. He was hanged from an elm tree within two hundred yards of the county jail. The representatives of the sheriff here declared they considered their action- in surrendering the negro, in s view of the refusal of the court to call a special term, justified in the interest of law and order. Should their action be criticised they declare they will resign. t According to Baskin's confession he first robbed and, in fear that he would be arrested for the robbery, shot and killed the minister, throw e ing his body into a pond where it was found by searchers. SHOULD BE HANGED. A Brute That Attempted to Assault Two Girls, e Bainbridge, Ga., Feb. 9.-Ike g Jones, a negro, attempted to crimi e nally assault the 16-year-old daugh ter of Joe Spooner early this morn ing. The negro went to the home of the Spooners. and there was no one at the place except the daughter. eThe negro asked where her father and brother were, and the girl totd thim that they were both in the efield working. He then told her Sthat he wanted to buy some sau osage. W\hen the girl went out to othe smokehouse to get the sausage sfor him, the negro followed her. As she caught her around the throat she pulled away, and ran past him, .screaming, to the field, where her dbrother was working. ;A posse was soon organized and -succeeded in finding the negro who .was brought before the girl, who identified him. He was carried to -Iron City and placed in the town jail. There was some talk of a mob staking charge of him, and he was -brought to Bainbridge on the noon ttrain. 1.A number of citizens of the west ern side of the county, where the crime was committed. have followed the negro here, and there is consid -erable uneasiness among the officials -hat the negro will be lynched. Judge Frank Park, of the Albany circuit, is here in 'town and has coffered to give the negro just as speedy a trial as necessary, saying that he would remain over until to morrow, if necessary. The same negro has been identi fied as the one attempting an as sault upon the daughter of another Cwhite man in the same section some months ago. THEY PERFORM HEROIC FEAT. Save the Crew of Schooner That, Goes to Pieces. nDelaware Ereakwater, Del., Feb 10.-The four-masted schooner Sarah W. Lawrence, from Nevport News, with a cargo of coal for Bus ton, was today blown aground on Ithe Hen and Chicken's Shoals o'ff Cape Heulopen, Del. The crew of nine men and the captain's wv & were 'rescued by the Cape Henlope~n life-savers. The scheoner broke iu -two after the ten persons had been taken off. They were laniled at Lewes, Del. The sea was running so high that it was impossible for the life-savers alone to go to the assistance of the stranded vessel, and a tug was called upon to tow the life-savers in a launch out to the schooner. The Cape H-enlopen men risked their lives in putting their boat through the pounding surf. but they reached Sthe schooner safely and just as the hull of the Lawrence became sub merged. Those aboard were hud ded on the fore house of the sunken vesel. The sea was running so high that the hardy rescuers were unable to get close to the crew and life pre servers and ropes were brought into use. The captain's wife was the first taken off, and it took several hours to effect the rescue of the rothers. CONY1CTED OF MURDER Young White Man Goes to Peniten r tiary for Life. Columbus. Feb. 12.-The jury in -the case of C. R. Smith, charged with the murder of E. A. Laurent at Ar tesia, Miss., several weeks ago today brought in a verdict of murder in Ithe first degree. The jury made a -recommendation to mercy. Under the verdict the court wil be compell ed to send Smith to the penitentiary Ifor life. The defense gave notice 7THE STORY OF LIFE IS IT IS WRITTEN IN 0UR OWN LIVES. fhe Morning Davns Bright and Beautiful, Then the Twilight and Then, at Last, the Sunset. There is no more sugges.ivc or beautiful sight to our eyes, than that of an elderly married couple. who, trustingly and lovingly togeth er, have walked the rugged ways of life from youth to old age, and now hand in hand, and heart to heart, are patiently and hopefully waiting upon the hither shore of time, for the sound of the boatman's oar, to be borne across the mystic, pale river. We look back along the dim vista of years to the halycon time of life's sunny morning, we witness their plighted vows at the altar, and see them go forth, in the pride of life and the glory of their young wed ded lives to the struggles of exis tance. Many a Godspeed and kind word of cheer fall upon their ears as they go out from beneath the par ental roof-tree that is to shelter them no more forever. Before them stretches out a new world of, experiences, of joys and sorrows, of grand successes, and per haps of sad failures. But strong of purpose and resolute of will, and with life's sky rose-tinted with the flush of dawn, they move on, and enter upon, this to them all unex plored world of experience. We see them settled in th'eir new home and begin the never ending battle of life. Perhaps their home is a log cabin in the wilderness, with neighbors few and far, or may be a cozy lit tle cottage in some distant town. The husband is bravely bending er ery energy to the task of mastering the hard conditions of life, and a home and a name in the world, and securing if possible that indepen dence that shall relieve them from the possibility of want. To the wife's rosy cheek has come the pal lor of the dreadful agonies of ma ternity, but now her eyes are bright with a new hope, as she caresses the tiny form that nestles in her bosom. And then comes added care an, ireart-aches as the years glide away. We see them, with streaming eyes and pleading lips bending over the couch of their dprling, as its little life flutters away in the short gasp of dissolution, and its eyes grow dim under the touch of death's icy fing ers. But anon, time pours its gentle balm into their wounded hearts, and the bitter trial and loss which they thought they never could endure, fades away into a tender memory. Again we behold them, and as in the long ago they went forth into the world, now their own noble sons and daughters burdened with the un solved problems and untried respon sibilities of life, follow in their foot steps; and soon their home is left unto them desolate, save in the com panionship of their own souls. Well for them if they have within themselves treasures of eulture and character that shall supply their dearest need; well for them if schooled in that beautiful philosophy that enabled St. Paul to say: ,"I h~ave fought the good fight, I have finish ed my course, I kept the faith," they too can feel in their souls that they have done the best they knew, and that now they will trust the good Father for all that is to come. The shadows stretch away in lengthening lines toward the east, and now they are calmly watching the glories, of the coming sunset of a welt-spent life. How grand they eem in the fruition of their years, with their silvered hair glowing in the sunset's golden gleam. Their faces are radiant with a divine hope that beyond the bars of the shining west the beckoning arms of their loved ones are outstretching towards hem to. welcome them to their home of eternal rest and love; and that in a few more 'iys, or years, at the most, they will pass on as one weary with the burden of the day gath ers, "the drapery of his couch about him, and lies down to pleasant dreams," NEGROES FATALLY BURNED. One Woman in Field and Two Children in House. .. Cades, Feb. 10.--Hester Wingate, a colored woman who lives a few miles above here, caught fire while burning brush a'nd before anything could be done for her, her entire clothing had been burned off. She caught and hurned in the presence of several men, who failed to render any appreciable service. One got his hands severely burned while doing what he could to aid her. Yesterday came news of the burns ing of Mellard Wood s house and two-year-old child, while father and mother were some distance away at a neighbor's house. This seems to be anfther of those not unusual cases amiong colored people, where they go away and leave their child ren alone in the house to meet death by their parents' gross carelessness. THREE MEN DROWNED. A Boat Party of Five Capsized in Florida Gulf. Fort Myers, Fla., Feb. .10. Through the capsizing of their boat yesterady afternoon in the Gulf-of -Naples, below this place, three men were drowned and two others reach ed shore after staying in the water on the wreck all night and part of today. The dead are: William Phil lips and Charles G. Wicker and Ray Hackney, of Chicago. The body of Wicker was recovered, but those of the two other men have not: been found. A dispatch states that the men intended to be out. for a few hours only, but that in a squali their boat was overturned, the two surviv ors saving their lives by clinging to the wrecr. They soughs for the bodies of their companions, hoping to find them. The body of Wicker FLIM FLAM GAME Norked on the Ministers of At lanta a Few Days Ago BY A SMOOTH ARTIST The Fellow, Who Admitted With Great Flow of Tears, That He Had Been All Kinds of a Rascal-Took Up a Neat Collection From the Ministew. Atlanta, Feb. 10.-The Journal says a shrewd beggar with his trionic ability in general and of of humanity in general and of preachers in particular, left Atla.nta last week, taking with him centri butions from the majority of the local ministry. In all, he secured fifteen or twenty dollars, a pair of trousers, and an overwhelming num ber of handclasps and assurances of help. He was a weazened little man with a wail in his voite. Rev. H. A. Atkinson found him on the thresh old of his study last Wednesday. He pointed one trembling finger at the minister. "I am a forger," he said. That was his introduction to the ministers of Atlanta. His story was dramatic. He said his name was Henry McKenzie. "For twenty-two years I was in Sing Sing for forgery," he told Dr. Atkinson. "Then I was parolled, and I came to South Carolina to try life over again. I got a job. I was living honestly, then they found out my past and I was fired. Since then it has been the same thing over again. -My story follows me every where. Once I get work and life begins to promise something, some one hears of it and I am discharged. "I forged one check for $37,000 on J. Pierpont Morgan in my bad days and got it cashed. That was only one of the terrible things I did. My life was black. But I want to put all that behind me now and live a new life, but the world won't let ne. I have paid my debt to society and still it demands more." Dr. Atkinson gave him two dol lars and the pair of trousers. He also set about getting him work. The following <ay, the man all atremble, came to Rev. E. D. Ellen wood's study. "I am a forger," he said again. Then his fingers began to work and the tears to roll down his face "And God help me, a morphine fiend, too," he cried. "But I have determined to make a. new life of it." He snatched a box from his pocket and threw it into the fire. "I shall never touch morphine again." Dr. Ellenwood gave half a dollar. After the man had left he took the box from the stove. In it 'vere some white powders, which he showed to a druggist. The druggist said they were not morphine powders at all. When he asked Dr. Ellenwood for money, the later offered to buy him any food he might wish.' But you must trust me, doctor," he said. "Trust Is what I need. Trust and confidence." He said the same thing to Dr. Atkinson. Then he paid a visit to Dr. C. B. Wilmer, from whom he secured, sev eral dollars; dropped in to see Dr. Pise, called upon Bishop C. K. Nelson, and saw Rev. E. H. Pea cock, of the Baptist Tabernacle. By Thursday Dr-. Atkinson had secured him a position driving a wagon with a gang of convicts. He came to the minister with tears in his eyes. "Don't you see that I can't do such work as that," he said. "I couldn't endure to watch those poor black men in chains, after the hor rible imprisonment I have gone through myself." It was an emotion too co"'mend able to be scoffed at. It showed that his heart was tender and throbbing. All he needed was a further loan. He made another round of visits and told his story, all over again. He told of the horrible twenty-two years he had spent at Sing Sing, and he told- of the agony he had since suf fered when his- story would follow him from place to place. HI-s wail was "I have paid society. Why can't my debt be canceled?" He was a very slight, pitable look ing man, and the sorrow of his voice was deep. More contributions came in. Then he went away. It is believed that he is now in Columbus. It is im material to the Atlanta ministry where he is. Saturday Dr. Ellenwood got a letter from the warden of Sing Sing in which he said that no such man as Henry McKenzie had ever been a prisoner there. LYNCHING IN ALABAMA. Negro Had Mistreated Little Daugh ter of Her Employer. Selma, Ala., Feb. 8.-News has just reached here of the lynching of Will Parker, a negro, near Mexia, in Monroe county, last Saturday. The negro had mistreated the three-year old daughter of. N. 0. Bailey, the man for whom he worked on Friday. A mob was formed during the night. but, the dogs were unable to take the negroe's trail until the following morning. He was found in a corn crib), and when the sheriff's p)osse arrived, about hialf an hour later, from Monroeville, they found the negro's body hanging to a tree. .Two Life Sentences. Atlanta, Ga.. Feb. 8.--PunishedI with two life sentences in the pre dicament of Noah Adams. a negro of Columbus. Ga. In police circles it is hinted facetiously that the double sentence was given Noah on account of his first name. digest your food in a natural way. Pleasant to take. Sold by all drug ists. THE PRODIGAL SON Blows in Thirteen Thousand Dollars In a Few Weeks. New York, Feb. 8.-Frank Hiller, who tells the police he is a 19-year old student and 'has just finished spending $13,000 left 'him three months ago by his iather, in Little Rock, Ark., was arrested in front of the Hotel Astor, where he has been lodging, charged with passing a bad check for $20 on the Prince George hotel. With the $13,000 in his hands, Hiller says he started outs to see the country. He went to Cuba and on his way North stop ped at Tampa, Palm BeAch and other Southern resorts. He experimented with the races. He landed in New York ten days ago, with very little of his patrimony remaining. He had ten cents when arrested. WOMAN FINDS HERSELF By Reading Newspaper Accounts of Her Disappearance. Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 8.-Mrs. W. E Scruggs, the Warrenton woman, whc has been missing, following her de parture ostensibly for home fron here two weeks ago, has returned tc Atlanta and is now with her hus band here. Mrs. Scruggs went a, far as Richmond, Va., where sh( happened to see an account of hei disappearance in a paper. Sho bought a return ticket for home im mediately. She was in a state bor dering on nervous prostration whei she arrived here, but there are n< serious apprehensions as to her earl: recovery. PECULIAR MALADY. Takes Away a Young Lad at Varn ville Friday. Varnville, S. C., Feb 8.-On Feb ruary 5th, Mr. Frank Mixson, 0 Stafford's Cross Rroads, lost a soi under peculiar circumstances. Th young man who was fourteen year 61d, was taken with cramps in bot: feet and legs, suffering excrusiatini pains. In a few days the flesh o both legs turned black, and con menced falling off. The physician decided to take off the legs as the claimed it was blood poison, thi was once above the knees an then the disease assumed the fori of meningitis. The boy's head wa drawn back until he died. The dot tors do not know what the diseas was but, say it was blood poisoninj VALUABLE MATTRESS. Over Fifty Thousand Di>llars Foun Sewed In One. Lockport, N. Y., Feb. 9.-Mor than $50,000 in cash has been foun in a mattress on the bed of 'Jame Mahar, a civil war veteran, who die here on Saturday. His two son: James and Lawrence, wil.l inherj the money. The old soldier, wh~ died in his seventy-first year, ha been a prisoner at Andersonvill during the civil war and drew a go' ernent pension. He had beeni for fourteen years and during, a that time did not leave his ron His pension money, together wit a large part of his life savings, b had placed carefully in the ma tress. REVIVAL AT EASTMAN., All the Business Houses Close fc Morning Services. Eastman, Ga., Feb. 8.--Remarke ble in character are the revival meel ings which have been held at th Methodist church in this city fc the past two weeks. Rev. W. IV Christian,- a well known evangelis is conducting the services. Onec the forces in the meeting is th singing, directed by Prof. D. V Milan. The church is filled to ovei flowing at each service, and man have united with the church. Neal ly all business houses in the cit close for the morning service. MAN SHOT DOWN And Killed in tho Streets of Char lotte Tuesday. Charlotte, N. C., Feb. 9.-J. G Hood, for many years prominent i business here, was shot through th head three times this morning b W. S. Biggers, a farmer.B Bigger overtook Hood in fronit of the CeD tral hotel and fired. four shots a close range. One ball prased throug] the hotel bus, missing the driver' head by six inches. It is understool that Biggers claimed he had beel swindled out of money in busines transactions. Both men has fami lies. EXPLODED DYNAMITE In His Pocket and Died From In jury Received. Birmingham, Ala., Feb. 8.-Her bert Fisher, aged 13 years, of Spark Gap, south of Birmingham, is dea4 as a resul't of exploding a dyna mite cap which he had :n his pock The little fellow did not knot what he had and was knocking 11 when the explosion followed. Thi boys arm and hip were torn frorr the body and death was instanta neous. LOOKS LIKE WAR. Orders Battleships to Pacific and Orders Out Militia. Columbia, Feb. 9.-The Colum. bia Record says is begins to look~ like the national government expects a war with Japan or something of the sort. It is said that five or six of the battleships will be sent to the Pacific as soon as the fleet re turns, and now California has been requested .by the federal authori ties to raise sixteen companies of re serves for coast defense. Blizzard Raging. Lincoln. Neb., Feb. 9.-A bliz zard is raging here with the mercui y at zero and the wind blowing fift miles an hour. WHO CAN IT BE? Fia Young Women Mysteriously Murdered by UNKNOWN MURDERER. While Comparing With the White, chapel Murders Over in Englanc of Twenty Years Ago, the Murder of These Young Women Have N< Parallel in Our Crime Annals. Atlanta, Feb. 9.-The Journa says while comparing with the infa mous Whitechapel murders of twen ty years ago, the Dayton girl murder have no parallel in American crimi annals. Altogether, it appears, five youni women were mysteriously murder ed and the police theory is that al were struck down by the sam fiendish hand. This may or may not be true. I is a fact, however, that five youn women of about the same age an social condition, have been mystE riously murdered in the Ohio cit and there are various tangible ci: cumstances which seem to conne< the crimes. The police call the supposed r.-, derer "ack the Strangler," from tI fact that all of the girls were al parently killed by the clutch of monster's hand upon the throat. The latest vidtim was preti Elizabeth Fulbart, a little counti girl, who went to Dayton to obtai employment. The day after her a rival she disappeared. It is belie ed that she was lured into a vaca1 b1oud, in the residdnt diptric strangled to death, otherwise abu ed and dropped into a cistern : I the rear of the dwelling. a Two workmen happened to ope 8 the old cistern, a week after the gi disappeared, and discovered tl -dy, floating on the water. It w, 2 fished 'out 'th(ough the manho through which it had been droppe 3 and soon identified by the girl y brother. The girl was fully dres s ed. d From the condition of the rema: a the police were- unable to deci s how death. had been inflicted, b that there were no wounds seemi to strengthen the theory that s1 'had been strangled. The body h been wrapped in a piece of guni sack. The police went out to solve tl d mystery without any definite . ci or theory as to a possible motiv The girl was known as of good cha e acter. d On January 23, 1909, Mary Fe schner, 15, was assaulted and cho d ed to death by some unknown ma Her body was found in an old she The police were completely baffi iby this crime. 0Anna Markowitz, 18, was assau d iand killed on the night of A gust 5, 1907. She was seized [an unknown man while walking a park with her sister and a yotu man friend. The sister ran off ~get help. When the police 'arriv hthe girl lay 'dead in a thicket. eLayton Hines was arested, and circumstantial evidence was senter ed to life imprisonment. The poli now frankly say that they dou Hines' guilt. Dona Gilman, 20, was assaulte rthen strangled to death, by, a fiel on the night of 'November 20, 190 Her body was found forty hours la -er concealed in a thicket near h -home. Ada Lantz, 13, after an assau was thrown into a vault in the re Iof her home and was there foui dead. A party was in progres Sthe girl's home at the time. Tl' Scrime, occurring in 1901, has nov been so]'ved. ROBBER KILLED AT LAUREN! yKnown as Sheney Mike, Buried Potter's Field. Laurens, Feb. 8.-Advices fro Postoffice Inspector Gregory say t: yeggman killed here in a fight wi policemen, January 28th, was knov as "Sheney Mike," or "Kentuci Sheney," originally of Louisvill ~IThis is based on a statement fro a reform safe blower living in Bc ton, who was in jail with Shoni in Norfolk in 1898. Monday afte noon his body was buried in the Pc ter's field of the city buryii grounds, the mayor, aldermen ai other city officials being preser No s'ervice of any kind was held. sBOLT AND GET SHOT. Atlanta Convicts Attempt to Brei Jail and Escape. Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 8.-As the r sult of a bolt for liberty shortly b fore midnight Sunday at the cii stockade, G. E. Mots was shot an pounded by a guar~d, J. W. Hump! reys fell from the prison buildin and was badly hurt, a third convil was shot at on top of the buildin and darted back inside, and fot other convicts made a successful el cape. Prompt action by the guar prevented a wholesale delivery, 2 fully 40 convicts has already a: temptedl to escape and seven me who had gained their freedox brought back. The prisoners sawe two iron bars from a prison windom TARIFF ON PAPER. Special Committee of House Want it Reduced. Washington, Feb. 12.--The specia committee on pulp and paper inves tigation consisting of Messrs. Mann Stafford. Banon, Sims and Ryan, me this morning and agred to recoin mend a material reduction in th. tariff on ground wood under sue! conditions as would put on the fre. list pulp wood and ground woo< pulp imported from Canada. Thb report very likely will be unani mous. China uses a great deal of lead The most higt of baking po in almost ever its sales allo0 wonderful po1 COTTON CONTESTS ANNOUNCED. The Committee of State Fair Society Makes Announeennts. The State says a committee of the State Fair society canvassed the re turns in the contests for the larg est yield of cotton on one acre of land, and reported as follows, the returns being in pounds of seed cot ton produced on one arce: Jas. A. Moss, St. Matthews, 3,127. R. B. Laney, Cheraw, 3,105. William Spears, Bennettsville, 2,683. T. W. Dukes, Rowesville, 2,442. e B. E. Moore, Bennettsville, 3,010. Mr. Moss wins the first and Mr. Laney the second prizes offered by the society. y The special prize offered through y the society by the Coe-Mortimer Fer tilizer Company of Charleston, was won by Mr. Moss with the above qield; the special prizes offered by Lt the Planters' Phosphate Company of Charleston was won by Mr. Laney, as above, and the special prize of fn rered by the Armour Fertilizer works, Atlanta, Ga., was won by Mr. Dukes. These 'yields were- made ri with fertilizers manufactured by L these companies, no other fertiliz-. s ing agents being used on. that acre. le There were other returns made. to - the committee, one being greater s than any of the above, but the rules were not complied with, and the committee was forced to make the s awards according to the rules laid le down in the premium list last year. it KEEPING A BATTLESHIP. IWhat It Costs the Government to Keep One Up. e Washington. Feb. 8.-Responding e. to a resolution introduced by Sena r- tor Clay, a report was sent to the senate today by Secretary of the Navy Newberry, saying that it cosks $109,856 to keep a first class bat dtleship in repair and good condition ~for one year. This figure was obtain ed by taking the average of'the cost of keeping seventeen battleships in 'repair for the fiscal year, 1908. Int does' not include extraordinary Srepair incident to taking a ship out tof commission remodeling, or recon d structing it. The cost of coal used on battle nships for the fiscal year, 1908, was c$3,163,902 and this amount was in ecreased by transportation and stor t age charges to $5,54.9'5. 'The coal was bought from sixteen comn dpanies at prices varying from $2.60 d' to $.6'75 per ton, the variation being 6due to the state of the market, the . number of tons per contract, and r the distance of delivery. ' L, REPORT FROM JAPAN rl' Says Papers Over There Are Copying is Tellow American Tales. r Tokio, Feb. 1 0.-Sensat '-mal re ports of the anti-Japanese sentiment in the Pacific States, published in the papers here are having a marked infiuence on public feeling. All D foreigners doing business here are likely to be adversely affected,-as in the minds of all but the educated m Japanese, who are relatively' few e members, all foreigners are alike. The sensational Hochi appeals to the passions and prejudices of its a freaders, concluding with the pro iy verb, "Even Buddhe loses patience e. if his face is slapped thrice." SThe more conservative Asahi urg es patience on its readers and reli ance upon the better element in rAmerica for protection of the rights of the Japanese living there. LThe official situation remains un dchanged, assurances being given that Japan is in no fear that the action of a State legislature will be per mitted to interrupt friendly rela tions with the United States. k A YOUNG SUICIDE. Eight-Year-Old Girl. Takes Her Own Life. y Pittsburg^ Feb. 8.-Word was re ceived here today from Bolivar, Pa., ,of the suicide there last night of g May Estella, eight' years old. The child's mother died some time ago and she has since been caring for two younger children. Sunday night the child said to her father: "Papa, I am going to shoot." Before he had' time to realize the meaning of the words, the girl fired a bullet into her right temple. The Value of Books. A young girl once asked Mark Twain if he liked books for New Year gifts. "Well, that depends," replied the humorist. "If a book has a leath er cover, is is really valuable as a razor strop: if it is a brief, conicise work. such as the French write, it is useful to put under the short leg of a wabbling table. An old fashion ed book, with a clasp, can't be beat as a missile to hurl at a dog, and a large book, like a geography, is as good as a piece of tin to nail over a broken pane of glass." . Recruit Suicides. Kncxville, Tenn., Feb. 9.--Patrick Kelly, en route for Columbus, Ohio, to begin service in the United States army, committed 'suicide by drink ing carbolic acid this morning in< I'POWDPER1 ly refied and healthfu rders. Its constant use y American household ,er the wold, attest its pulaity and usefulness. REAP WHAT BE SOWS. Honor the Boy Wbo Magnifies His Humble Job. Don't laugh at a boy who magni7 Iles his place. You may see him. - coming from the postoffice with a big bundle of his employer's letters which he displays with as much pride as though they were his own.H feels important and looks it, -ut the is proud of his place. He is attend ing to business. He likes to have the world -know that he is at wprk for a busy concern. - The boy who says "we" identi fies himself with the concern. Its interests are his. He stices up for its credit and reputation. He takes pleasure in his work and hopes to say we are in earnest The boy will reap what he sows if he keeps'his grit and stidks to his job. You may take off your hat to him as oai6 oef the future solid men of thetown? Let his empfoyer -do.he-ig thing by him; check him kindI he shows signs of being .too bigfor his place; counsel him as to his h its and associates, and occasionall show him a pleasant' prospect of d vancement. A little - pride does aw. n - honest .boy a. heap of good._ WAN"TE EM CLIC But There Was Too Much Cultagre For That. Washingtoni Feb. 10-- Rathe;n' amusing incident occured in t Senate yesterday while that bodyiwas in executive session A shar pas sage at arms occurred, between Sen ators Lodge, of Massachusetts, and Senator Smith, o Michigan Mr. Lodge .-asser'ted that M Smith had misunderstood utterly what he had-said to him and *he2 Mr. Smith insisted that .he'had not the two senators :xchangea so n tharp comments upon each othet understanding, of U r'cent cony. sation. Senator Tillman interrupted-to re mark that he hoped Massachusetta - and Michigan would clinch, bit.that he supposed there were "too many' centuries of- culture in the--Massad chusetts member -to permit of any thing so. commonplace" "If they would only get togeth er," said Mr. Tillman, referrimnto his encounter in .the Senates..a:few years ago with. his then eolieague, Mr. McLaurin, "it hould- detract - from one chapter of my history' which I should like to put behind me. STEUCK BY LIGHTNING. Barn and Three Head of Stock Is Johnston, Feb. 9.-The rain storm that passed over IJohnstona on Fri day evening -was" accompanied by thunder and lightning,, the latter setting fire to the barn''of Mr. Luke Lott, near Johnson; .burning the building, with all its contents of feed and farming implements and three head of stock. Mi'. Lott's loss was heavy, with- no ~insurance, ,but the good people of. Johnston and community will reimburse him~ A Very Bad Habit. Don't grumble. The most unfor tunate class of people -living upon. this green earth are the grumblers. They rob home of its joys, society. of its dues, and themselves of -the best things of life. .From the days the children of Israel "grumbled" and were sent on their tedious wan derings "for forty years in the wild erness," up to the present hour the world has been full of grumblers. It is "too hot", or "too . cold," "too wet" or "dry." People in reason able circumstances have visions of the poor house, while the rich grum ble that they can't get rich faster. Must Take Home Paper. A score or more of young girls, at Beaverville, Ind., have formed a league to promote refinement among young men and, among :other things, have resolved to marry no man who drinks, smokes~ o-r - chews and who does not take the home paper. Drinking is considered the chief evil, smoking and chewing come next. while the young women assert that when a man does not take the home.- paper it is evidence -> a want of intelligence and that he will prove too stingy to provide for a family,. educate his children. and encourage institutions of learn iig in the community. It Pays to Advertise. Billy Jones, a student in a Geor gia school, writes on the~ blackboard: "Billy Jones can hug. girls better than any boy in the school." .The teacher seeing it, called him up. "William, did you write that?" she said. The children waited for Billy to come out, when they began to-guy him. "Got a lickin', didn't you?" "No," saidl Bill. - "Get jawed?" No." "What did she do?" they. Lsked. "Shan't tel," said Bill, "but t pays to advertise. Danger Point Passed. Washington, Feb. 10.-The Presi lent today in talks with visitors ex ressed the belief that the danger f rupture with Japan was practi :ally over. Many think the war