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ICALEIGH, N. C THURSDAY, FEBRUARY IO, 19 lO.
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If silence is golden, Mr. Bryan
probably has to use silver altogether.
The Democratic pawn-shop Is now
very much over-stocked with unre
Wonder how much the trusts con
tributed to the Democratic campaign
fund in this State last time?
Germany has decided not to wage
any tariff war against the United
States and Germany acted wise.
Even If the Democratic Congress
men know they will be defeated this
fall you needn't expect them to say
An exchange says that 30 cents
worth of thymol will cure hookworm
disease. But who wants to feel like
It la about time for the Demo
cratic papers to start another "ru
mor" that Congressman Morehead
will not run again.
The South Carolina Legislature
refused to invite Senator Tillman to
address them. Is the South Carolina
The State Hospital Commission has
spent nearly a half million dollars,
and even now can not properly care
for the insane in the State.
A Greensboro correspondent says
that Guilford County wants to beat
Wake farming this year. She will
have to wake up if she does.
Doubtless the Democratic poli
ticians are glad the census enumera
tors are not required to record how
every man voted last time?
The Democrats claim that they
will capture Congress this fall. Even
if they should capture it they
wouldn't know what to do with it.
Some of the Western prohibition
ists want ex-Governor Glenn to run
on their ticket. Here is a chance for
the ex-Governor to show his colors.
The State officers have formed a
self-defense club, with offices near
the Capitol. Wouln't that organiza
tion come under the head of a trust?
A man in Texas traded 10,000
acres of land for 10,000 gallons of
whiskey. Whiskey must be harder
to gei in Texas than in North Caro
lina. In New York Monday the Federal
Court put another large trust out of
business. What is the record of the
Democrats in this State on trust
busting? It took eight hundred and sixty
three liquor prescriptions, and a
quantity of beer, to keep Greensboro
folk off the sick list during the
month of January.
The Atlanta Journal says that sick
people may now be cured by tele
phone. That may work In. Atlanta,
but in many of the" North Carolina
towns some one would have to make
the trip to carry the whiskey.
That promised annual report of
the penitentiary's affairs, showing a
profit of 170.000. is a lone time in
making Its appearance. Wonder if
they found they had made a miscal
culation in the amount of profits?
An exchange says that "a little
common-sense plainly spoken" is
necessary to save the Democratic
party at this time. Wouldn't a lit-
tie common-sense put into practice
be even better than much talking?
If Mr. Oarneeie fixed the steel
schedule in the Wilson tariff bill.
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"u" yuunu a.u uuc mat
the trusts fixed the other schedules
in the last Democratic bill which
Cleveland said wna an art nf nartv
perfidv and dishonor.
ine News and Observer refers to
4 V i j tr 1 1
m race Between j uage Manning ana
Judge Allen for the Supreme Court
bench as "the friendly contest." If
that is a friendly contest, we hope
we will not have to witness an un
friendly one, as the loss of life might
If the Democrats get short on
campaign material this fall they
misat uBe tne report ot the commit-
tee Tnat made that secret Investlga -
tion or the Democratic management!
of the Atlantic and North Carolina
SOUTHERN' SWAMP LANDS.
Drained Would Be Worth More
Than Area Now Cultivated.
Former Senator Marion Butler in
an Interview in the Washington Post,
of February 5th, says:
"Your editorial in yesterday's Is
sue, advocating the establishment of
a project for the reclaiming of
swamp lands by drainage similar to
the project for the reclamation of
arid lands by irrigation is timely,
and will be appreciated by every
State in the Union where such lands
are located, especially in the South
Irrigation and drainage should go
hand-in-hand, and they should be
part of the great movement for con
serving the country's natural re
sources. There Is more land in the
South and Southwest capable of
drainage than there is land in the
West capable of irrigation. Besides,
the work of drainage can be done
cheaper than the work of irrigation,
and when It is done the lands will
be more valuable.
The swamp lands have a deep al
luvial soil that will require no fer
tilization, and will be practically in
exhaustible in productive fertility.
When once this land is drained none
of it can become valueless, as has
often happened in the West on ac
count of the rising of alkali.
There are only about 6,000,000
acres of land in my State of North
Carolina now under cultivation, out
of a total of over 31,000,000 acres.
The 6,000,000 acres now under culti
vation are very largely upland, with
a thin soil, which is soon exhausted,
and requires constant and liberal fer
tilization. There are at least 3,000,
000 acres of swamp land in that
State alone capable of drainage. The
reclamation of these 3,000,000 would
more than double the producing ca
pacity of the tillable land of the
What Is true of North Carolina in
this respect is true to a greater or
less extent of every other Southern
m x rrt i r r f r f ft ft a I
ataie. mere are over ouu.uuu.uuu
is to-day less than 150,000,000 acres Monday's Charlotte Observer car
under cultivation. The acreage in ried tne following account of a sen-
these States capable of drainage
would be worth more when drained
than all of the land now being culti- A IonS distance teiepnone mess
vated. a&e from Waxhaw last night convey-
A system of drainage under nation-
al legislation, similar to the irriga-
tion laws, including the Cary act,
11-nla,. itrViinV. lanjo wtntr V,-v (alrnn im I
uuuci in V, ia lauua llltxj uvj LCL rvcii uy I
and reclamation projects developed
by private capital under State super-
vision, as well as projects carried on
under national supervision, would
Boon reclaim an area 6i inexhaustible
soil in the South larger than the ter-
ritory of the French nation, and
would support a greater population."
SHE WOULD BE GOVERNOR.
Mrs. M. M. Ricker Announces Her
Candidacy in New Hampshire.
Dover, N. H., Feb., 6. The au-
nouncement made by Mrs. Marilla J
M. Ricker, a lawyer and a leader in
the suffrage movement, that she is to I
be a candidate for the governorship
of New Hampshire, has created a
sensation. Mrs. Ricker, who is weal-
thy, is now In California, but she has
sent a dispatch announcing herself
as a candidate on the woman's rights
platform. ' I
Mrs. Ricker is the first woman to
attempt to vote in this State. This
was in 1870, when she fortified her-
self by preparing a constitutional ar-
gument for the selectmen of Dover,
which closed with these words:
"So long as women are . hanged
unaer me laws, mey snouia nave a
voice In making them."
For a number of years past she
has paid her taxes under protest.
Her last reads as follows:
Taxation without representation
Is tyranny. I hereby protest the in
justice of being compelled to pay
taxes without having a vote to pro-1
teot my property."
Volcano Poas, in Costa Rica, Throws
wui oiumes or jieiiea imva ana
Stones Several Killed.
Port Limon, Costa Rica, Feb. 8. I
Thousands of villagers at the foot of
volcano poas, new in the most ac-
tive eruption in history, belching
forth molten lava, ashes and 1m-1
mense rocks, are fleeing for their
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"ves,- xne streams oi lava are uowmS
throu,Sn he tile ajleys and de-
everv Ride. Rocks welehine 200U,..T1 TT.4, t
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pounds have been hurled a distance
oi two mnes irom me crater oi me
Volcano. Villages within the Zone
reaching almost to me capnai. an
i insA hAAn HAaFTan rxr Tries
u.aw uu. uv6u "r-
There has been loss of life on the
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plantations nearest to voicano, DUtlwith a rock. The white man then
tne extent is not yet known
v Hon. Thomas Settle.
We hope that, the report from
Washington is true that Mr. Thomas
Settle, of Asheville, is to be appoint
ed an assistant to the Attorney Gen
eral at a calorv nt fifth a tou
Settle's ability to fill much hieher
1 Positions than this, and his affable
manners at all times have made him
UOBt OI enas outside ot his own
i - ojr b mb aua
rcogmzea m . fitting manner.
COURT ENDS TRUST
Paper Combine is Cmslxet! ani Kg
greg&te Fines Amoesl to -$52,000.
DEFENDANTS PLEAD GUILTY.
Twenty-six Paper Manufacturers Are
Included in the Indictment Which
Were Made by a New York Federal
Grand Jury Last December Thus
Ends the Second Organization of
Paper 3 tan u fact u rers Organized by
John II. Parks.
New York, Feb. 7 .-Twenty-six
manufacturing firms of the paper
board association. Indicted by the
Federal grand jury in December last,
as members of an illegal commission
in restraint of trade, took the easiest
legal course today and entered a plea
of guilty as an association in the
United States Circuit Court.
The indictment, among other
things stated that because of this il
legal commission, the association
levied as an annual tax of $5,000,000
on the people of the country. Fines of
$2,000 each, $52,000 in all, were im
mediately Imposed and in all except
one case were paid in cash.
Thus ends the second organization
of paper men formed by John H.
Parks. The fibre and manila com
bine met a similar fate in the Federal
courts some time ago. By pleading
guilty at corporations today individu
als also indicted in the paper board
association succeeded in having their
indictments quashed. The association
had its headquarters in this city and
had been in excess for more than four
SHOT DOWX AT THE ALTAR.
Colore1 preaclier Shot from Ambush
,, H nd rjoneretration Were
i:Mn in -p
sauonai snooung ai waxnaw, wnicn
is about 2 5 miles from Charlotte:
ed to officers in Charlotte intelli-
gence or one or tne most sensational
shootings that ever occurred in this
KPptlOn ff the Staff
"While Rev. William McDonald,
pastor of the colored Baptist church
of Waxhaw, was on his knees engag-
ed in prayer in front of the pulpit of
hia church, and surrounded by his
congregation, three pistol shots rang
out on the night air, one going wild
and two striking the minister in his
left side, one inflicting a wound that
is serious though not necessarily fa
tal. The shots were fired through .the
rear window of the church and all
were aimed at the colored preacher,
one inflicting the tearful wound, a
second striking the watch in his vest
pocket and glancing, and the third
burying itself in the floor. The con
gregation immediately dispersed,
some hurrying into the town to noti
fy the officers while others scattered
to find out who had fired the shots.
No clues were discovered, no one In
the confusion being able to find out
anything. The' shooting took place
at a time when all heads were bowed
in prayer and hence no one saw the
face at the window when the pistol
was sighted. McDonald had been
shepherding the Waxhaw flock" only
about four months
Makes Address at the American
Methodist Church Why He Did
Not See the Pope.
Ex-VIce-President Charles W. Fair
banks, of Indiana, was .in.; Rome,
Italy, last week. On Saturday he
was presented to the king, on Sun
-- i i ii a. a.
a ay ne aexiverea an aaaress at me
American Methodist church, and on
meet the Pone, the head of the
catholic church, but the Pope would
not see Wm because he had visited
iof n,n-h Pnna
gave as his reason that the Methodist
church had , been trying to get the
Catholics to join their church.
Gouged Negroes Eye Out With
Durham. N. C. Feb. 4. With his
eye gouged out by a pitchfork, Chafc
Young, a negro of this city, Is at
i i.irif'fiiri niiKiiiixi- h 1 1 ifiiu mtswii
ing ,g in jail for deyeiopment of the
nriGa t ho i.ai)l)eneii to
have heen workine for P. D. Broad-
. u to pay costg In actions agalnst
them by recent courts, had a quarrel
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yesterday afternoon and the white
man aavs the nefjrm attacked him
harpooned the African with the in
strument. It caused the poor fellow
to howl with pain, and in extracting
the fork the eye was pulled almost
Negro Confesses to Triple Murder.
Savannah, Ga., Feb. 4. By his
own stojid confession, Bingham Bry
an, a negro, is the man who, on De-
cember 9th. killed three white
women, Mrs. Eliza Grlbble, aged 70;
1 Mrs. Carrie Ohlander, her daughter,
and Mrs. Maggie Hunter, in their
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BRIEF XEWS ITEMS.
Mr. Gilliam Levis fell dead Sun
day afternoon at his home sear Mid
dlesex. Sheriff Watson, of Cumberland
County, captured two mora illicit
stills last week.
Mrs. E. J. Love, said to be a weal
thy Philadelphia woman, dropped
dead on a train at Greenville, a C.
A bill has been introduced in the
Virginia Legislature to allow a vote
on State prohibition.
The dormitory at Mt Pleasant
High School, in Nash County, was
destroyed by flre last Thursday af
ternoon. The Durham Hosiery Mills No. 4,
of Chapel Hill, has filed certificate
of incorporation with the Secretary
The W. T. Hill Piano Company of
Asheville has been organized for the
purpose of manufacturing a new kind
Goldsboro Township, In Wayne
County, has voted $15,000 in bonds
for good roads.
Jessie Crisp, a negro woman of
Greensboro, was instantly killed Sat
urday afternoon bj ' Emma Walker,
Henry Atwood, a shoe-maker, was
found dead sitting on his bench near
Yadkinville, He had been in failing
health for some time.
John Hodges, a seventeen-year-old
boy who lived near Selma, had his
skull fractured while playing base
ball Friday afternoon.
Representative Lovering, of Mas
sachusetts, died in Washington Fri
day morning of pneumonia, after an
illness of several weeks.
Julia, the ten-year-old child of Mr.
. iicnu ji nueiiifr. was spr .
ously burned Sunday while kindling
a fire with kerosene oil.
A press dispatch states that the
Navy Department has ordered Ad
miral Peary back to duty. He has
been off of duty for about twenty
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In Superior Court at Tonfshnri?
last week M. Holden was sentenced
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to two and .one- half years on the
roads for killing Waiter Hawkins in
a crap game
Col. Wesley Andrews, State Re
publican Chairman of Pennsylvania,
and secretary to Senator Penrose,
died in Washington Saturday of
Chicago will vote on the question
of prohibition in the near future un
less some irregularities are discover
ed in the petition presented to the
board of elections Saturday.
The United States Senate passed a
resolution Monday permitting the
Confederate veterans to use the Gov
ernment's tents at their reunion in
Mobile, Ala., next April.
The cold wave Monday and Tues
day extended over the entire east
coast, many towns reporting the
coldest weather this winter. Two
persons froze to death in Philadel
phia. .Two cases of small-pox w"ere dis
covered in the Rowan County jail
Monday and the sheriff and attend-
ants have been quarantined as a pre -
caution against tne spreaa ot me
am a a m 1 M X I
The little two-year-old child of Mr.
Kogers uonins was Durnea to aeatn
baturday at their home near bum-
berton. The child was standing near
a burning orusn neap wnen us ciom-
. a 1 1 If.
ng caugnt nre.
The February term of Davidson
County has been postponed for two
weeKs on account ot tne smaii-pox
situation, it is estimated mat tnereif flOTrloa
are one nunarea cases oi tne aisease
n that county.
The case of Solomon Shepherd, the
uurnam negro cnargea witn me
murder or Engineer Holt, was cauea
n Granville court, yesterday, a
arge number of men have been sum
moned from which to select the jury,
l'V'"''V UtlUVl 0 wm
uj u.Ai.va xiati tt aj uaio auuivx vu
issuance of bonds to the extent' of
five million dollars, to be used In the
enuipment of the road, which is now
being built from Winston to Wades
An aired man named Pete Goodwin
was burned to death at Chapanohe,
Perquimans County. Saturday night,
The old man. had told some of the
people of Chapanohe that he had run
away from the County Home,
Norfolk county, Virginia, and was
on his wav to Edenton. where he had
o o.I(r)if iMir tt a n-oa olinwpfl
to sleeD In an outhouse that night
and some one kindled a fire for him.
Tt Was not lone before his screams
were heard and the old man was
a A.-moo w Hied
In srreat'Asrnn-r a few-ihours later. .
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MAY LOSE HIS SEAT
Democratic Cosgresssata From Vtr
uhj bt Deprired f 1
4 4 i
CRAZY MAN WAS IN RACE.
Case Now Before. Ilouv KlecUoe
Oommitt? May Xot IVb Any !
. crease in Rate on Srcond-Claas
3 tatter Government Will .Loan
Tents to Confederate Veterans for
Their Reunion .at Mobile in
April Federal Incorporation Bill
Introduced Meeting f Gridiron
Washington. D. C, Feb'y 8. 1910.
Special to the The Caucasian:
The Gridiron Club, composed of
newspaper men in Washington, gave
a silver dinner at the New WillardJ
Hotel Saturday night, marking the
twenty-fifth anniversary of the foun
dation of the club. A great number
of prominent persons attended the
banquet President Taft, Cabinet of
cers. Ambassadors, Senators, Con
gressmen and the entire newspaper
fraternity were in attendance. After
spending an evening of fun, produced
by the newspaper men, each visitor
carried away a silver souvenir of the
It was stated to-night, though un
officially, that there will be no pro
vision in the postoffice appropriation
bill providing for an increase in sec
ond class mall matter. The bill,
which is now practically completed,
will' be reported to the house some
time next week. It 'will carry an ap
propriation of $245,000,000, or an
increase of about $8,000,000 over
A joint resolution authorizing the
Secretary of war to loan certain tents
belonging to the army to veterans for
use at the Confederate reunion to be
held at Mobile, Ala., in April, passed
the Senate Monday with only one
.s that the war is over and
that all sectional feelings have pass
ed away. Some of the politicians in
the South who try to raise the issue
for campaign purposes, would do
well to take note of the action of
Some facts were brought to light
before the elections committee of the
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resentative n;. v. saunaers luemo-
crat) of his seat in 'Congress. John
M. Parsons," who was the Republican
candidate for Congress in the Fifth
Virginia District last fall,' is contest
ing Mr. Saunders' election, who, on
the face of the election returns re
ceived a plurality of 80 votes. Mr.
Parsons alleges that a crazy man
named Elliott G. Matthews, was al
lowed to place his name on the bal
lot last fall as a candidate for Con
gress against "himself and Mr. Saunt-
ders, and that he (Matthews) re
ceived a number of votes at the elec-
ton. Mr. Parsons also alleges that
the district was unlawfully gerry-
manded against him, and that many
other irregularities occurred. The
outcome of this case will be watched
with a great deal of interest. ,
The federal incorporation bill was
introduced in Congress to-day and
was referred to the Judiciary Com
mittees for consideration.
It Is approximated that $40,000,-
000 will be carried in the Rivers and
Harbors appropriation bill for the
next fiscal year. The bill will be
reported to the House probably on
Help Mother Sees Children Burned
l to Death.
wilmineton. Del.. Feb. 4. Trap
ped in the attic of a blazing farm
house while their helDless mother
looked OI, powerless to aid them.
four chIldrejl were burned to death
, t laRt niirht. rm mother. Mrs
Sarah Tatum. to-dav Is in a critical
ondltlo from the snock.
am wero asleen when the fire
i uru&c uuu jtiis. latum ucu iiuui
her burnine room. and when she at-
a...i.A rw rr- 4X .A
tempted to return and rouse her
children . wa3 driven back by sheets
Ivy m, mni vw
rpv- r,nron axpatene hnw-
lever, and thou eh Dartlv overcome by
smoke, were able to crawl to the
willdow There they begged her to
save themf Dut seemed unwilling or
i unaDe to jump.
j jot f Lightning Opens Up An Oil
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"Mrs. Josie Pettis declared today
that a bolt or lightning struck the
- 1 ground on the mountain side near her
I farm house recently and uncovered, a
spring of crude oil, which is now
Producing 200 barrels daily. The
I land, before the uncovering of the
spring, had barely produced enough
1 to support her.
in AnsCn County Dispensary Breaks Re-
I WadesDoro. N. C. l eo. 4. Tne
county dispensary reporta a record
j breaking for the month of January.
1 456 prescriptions having been filled
I against 362 for December. Last
I Mnndav .fifty prescriptions were
. I filled.
im ni:w textile mill. s
lt 1i umU t rVsVtaH ' iftdlt la
r tx Vtlv-.ttJa drQra; Wlta
J,..KiVr-e. Uamd All Other MM ,
' cllitW ' ' 4 . '
...lu lhlttl J0&l&Q& feun&red
built id the United States. Sine
JkhutTdi. HOC, m6r4 thia U64
mills hare been co&ttrifeted: Abo&t
feaU ahrm ar in U Soatk.' wtxrt
mem U in tocrfjss. North JaroUoa,
66 "a&otinf of the' mountain' streams,
with tnefr pdt fcftcmtIWr ii ' tut
shaad-ot any other Senile em Bute In
htr JuduMrul vSiiMnloo. Elth!aca
and one mictllaneous mill hsv
gone up wttbliTYel' "border ' sine!
June SO. 1909. I it
In the amJ."Krlod ther
been built ninetei .ooUmu atUla.ta
New England. The eat axv
sion in New England is in woolen
mills, where sixteen have feooe up In
stx months. None have been- built tri
that period in the South, with U
exception of one in Missouri. Tlj
tobacco trust syndicate is largely in
terested In the textile mill In the
South, and also in the light and pow
er companies In that region. Most
of the capital for Southern textile
development is furnished by New
York and Boston.
FItTEEX CASIS OF SMALLTOX
AnsFpidemic of the Diteaae at the
Thoniasiille Baptist Orphanage.
Thomasville, N. C.j Feb. 6. It
will be a source of deep sorrow
throughout North Carolina to know
that there are today fifteen cases of
smallpox at the Thomasville Baptist
Orphanage. The fact was discovered
few days ago by Dr. Julian, the
Orphanage physician, and the dis
ease has spread to some extent. Miss
Olive, one of the teachers, also has It,
long with fourteen of the orphans.
The doctor says that one little boy
has already passed the point of even
All the teachers, matrons and
children, numbering four hundred
and thirty in all, have been vaccinat
ed, but many of these had been ex
posed before their vaccination.
Woman Heggar Had Over $100 Con
cealed in Her Clothing.
Charlotte, Feb. 4. Bessie Wilson,
white woman, of Chester, S. C,
proved to be a human safety deposit
vault, . when arrested and searched
to-day by a female attache of the
Over $440 in bags, .rolls and llttlq
wads was extracted from the wom
an's make-up, most of the money
being in her bustle. The woman Is a
professional beggar, the police be-
eve. She was arrested on a charge
of stealing a watch from a hotel at
Mooresville. The woman is about
forty-five years of age, and appears
lightly deficient in intellect.
Appointed a Republican.
Elkton, Ky., February 5. For the
tfrst time in its history, Falrview dis
trict, which Is the birthplace of Jef
ferson Davis and is overwhelmingly
Democratic, has a Republican magis
trate. A. B. Wllkins, who was elect
ed on the Democratic ticket, failed to
qualify, and Governor Wilson yes
terday gave the place to R. E. Gll-
iam, a Republican.
Forest Fires in Pender County.
Rocky Mount, Feb. 7.-Extensive
forest fires are. raging in Pender
County, near Hampstead. Several
square miles of woodland, fences,
out-buildings, some hogs and quite
a lot of game have been destroyed.
Theodore Empress' woodcock and
snipe preserve is destroyed. From
Scotch Hill toward Wilmington, a
large fire has raged and fences.
houses and timber destroyed.
Union Must Pay Damages Verdict
of $74,000 Trebled.
Hartford, Conn., Feb. 4. Under
an announced verdict of $74,000, an
tomatically trebled by the Sherman
anti-trust law to $222,000 and In
creased by the costs to about $240,-
000,- the jury In the seven-year-old
hatters' boycott case, which had
been In the United States Circuit
Court for four months after coming
back from the United States Supreme
Court, found this afternoon for the
plaintiffs, D. E. Loewe & Co., of
Danbury and Bethel, who refused to
unionize their shops.
Aged Woman Gored by a Mad Cow.
Winston-Salem, Feb. 7.-Mrs. Mar
tha Stoltz, -of Bethanla, aged 75,
was gored and seriously injured by
her cow to-day. Mrs. Stoltx went in
the stable to milk when the mad ani
mal rushed upon her. With blood
flowing from her face she crawled
out of the stable. Owing to her age
fatal results are feared.
Stole Clothing From IUs Host.
Wadesboro, N. a, Feb. 4. Lewis
Williams, a white man, who claims
to reside In Randolph County, is in
iail. charred with the theft of
clothing from the home of Alexander
Campbell. Williams asked for
night's lodging at the Campbell
home, and left early in the morning,
taking' the clothing with him. Ha
was arrested at LUesrills and was
wearing the cloths.
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IS tlAKLNG GOOD PROGRESS.
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line. OK,cuur.;, v srtirS txttr
than that, but Jo. :. tiaie iV
goin erround the' if r.jskg 'ii
snow-drifts. Ik tt, rso'N
piled up it a u. . out uu new
hex fallen eicco U j,; ut Lh
trip an that lcli iu t blft
that 1 ux lucky la ii.k!-a the irljf
Jut when 1 diJ, fur Li b r i
but little no on lit- i. ite, uat
side ov the tlrlfu t . b hrv (ugbV
a foothold to i-Ak atiitjil ice
hummocKa, hit ii ; U& tht srl
snowatoruu hv previu4 rry Utelf
an' we must hurry Kiuec an' try to
make the return trip bfor the
snows begin agatu. 1 t&t but an ex
pert in such maitcrt. Hal we awl
know that snow noer txi la thw
Unite SUtf when !h cat her ll
extremely cold. At the trut,.t;raturw
ix very low here now, htt it plain to
my mind that hit it too roil to s&ow
and that the eno-ctor&i which hr
prevailed here bai-p-ueJ durin' the
summer au early fall. In other words.
the temperature at au' near the i'&le
ix probably about at warm in July
an August ax hit iz in icotasin or
Michigan in January ar February.
If that be true, people ho vUlt the
Norlh Pole durin the cotnln sum
mer had better not put thetr over
coats in bock nett sprite. r blix-
zards air in tstyle up h&r year ia and
year out. Aly thertuoisewr. attached
to the side or the sleigh, reentered
ODly 48 below zero this mornln. Hut
I am expectln' a cool ipeil o weath
er to begin at any time.
Poor old Dob! 1 feel sorry fer
him. He ix ax tough at mules ettr
git, I suppose. But the oli-cloth tent
la small an narrow, an he hex to
stand or lie on Ice etery nSte. which
lz far different from tela In a gode
warm stable. The pair ot reindeer
used to pull the sleigh air far from
comfortable, too. though they was
raised In a cold climate. Dot the
stock iz awl lookin fairly well an
will be able to carry u u' our out
fit back if we air not tnow-bound or
overtaken by some other miafortane.
At several points ax we cum erlong
I noticed cracks in the ice w-fcar the
ice wuz fully twenty-ate feet thick.
When salt water freezes to such a
depth you kin safely conclude that
they hez bin some Tery cold weath
er. In fact, the cold weather 1 awl
that me an my Eskimo kin find to
talk about, an o i m bound to
write much about hit. fer that ! the
only thing that iz plentiful In this
frozen, frazzled frigid, frost-blttea
corner or the earth.
At times az we toiled onward we
witnessed a new eight In the strange,
untrodden land. It appeared to be
great clouds ov steam boll In' op from
the lee. It must her bin caused by
some strange action or cold, for
there Is no heat here la thlf awfol
dead world ov ice and hit wux not
probable that we saw any steam,
though the illusion wux well-nigh
The temperature continues to
range between 36 and 4S degrees be
low zero which leads me to conclude
that we hev about reached tne towesx
extreme in weaioer muji"'
that beln' the coldest yet reeoraeo.
an hit doesn't eera to be Inclined
to show lower as we get ranner
north. I hope my theory will prove
n.iHn' the past few days as an
my Eskimo her bin Tery thirsty. Or
course they lz plenty ot ice. Bat
hit takes feel to melt hit, an fael I
awfully pcarce with us. Worst of
awl, the water toured oy meiua
Ice doesn't satisfy your inirsi
any length ot time. We must melt
Ice not only for water that I an of
Eskimo drink, but awlso fer Bob aa
the two deer. anMiIt lz redocln' oar
little stock or fael. till hit iz be
comln a serious matter.- As a pre
caution against a possible wood fam
ine, we be quit makln' tea at awl.
An' while rest ix necessary, ws a!
cuttln down rest hours so af to gala
a little time. for. as the ehoot
teacher uster say, "tempos lfJo--
inc." Perhaps the teacher knoyed
what that meant.
nerer found out. exsept that hit wus
to the effect that timo Iz flyln. or
passln. or somethla' or that sort. X
guess the words air from scat or
(Continsed Pe f.)