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The Miller C< buntv Liberal.
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ISLAND IS SINKING
Added Horror Faces Stricken
Jamaicans, is Report,
DISASTER GROWS WORSE
As More Accurate and Fuller Reports
from Kingston Reach the Outside
World —May Rival the ’Frisco
Wireless messages received at the
station on Anastasia rnanu,
Thursday by Chief Electrician Elkins
say that Kingston and the Island of
Jamaica are sinking gradually; that
many holes and cracks one hdndred
feet deep were formed by the earth
quake and that grave fears are felt
that tlie entire city will slip Into the
Other dispatches state that the dis
aster is as great as the calamities of
San Francisco and Valparaiso. Thou
sands of persons have been killed and
the dead bodies are being taken from
the debris by hundreds. The whole
town is in ruins.
Communication with the islan dis
Communication with the island is
that comes through brings fresh de
tails of the appalling catastrophe.
The number of dead is placed va
riously at from five to twelve hun
dred and the number of lujdred runs
into the thousands. The danger of
famine has increased and with it
stands the specter of pestilence. There
is urgent need of supplies of all kinds,
and energetic efforts are being made
in this country and in England to send
The business section of the city has
been wiped out and the estimates of
the damage range from ten to twenty
Among the dead and injured are a
number of prominent English persons
and almost every dispatch adds new
names to the list.
Eight Americans are reported as
missing. It is said that many tourists
undoubtedly were crushed by falling
walls in the shopping district.
The American battleships Missouri
a rf*-’ oeeatf
and American officers and sailors art
standing .by to render every assist
ance in their power
A new horror was added to the situ
ation by reports that the city seemed
to be slowly sinking into the sea.
The contour of the bottom of the
harbor has materially changed and
two lighthouses at the harbor en
trance are said to have disappeared.
The ships in the harbor are crowd
ed with injured people and the death
list is being increased daily. Corpses
lie in the streets or are being thrown
The calm official recital of the ac
tual conditions at Kingston sent in by
Sir Alexander Swettenham, the Brit
ish governor of the Island, realizes the
worst fears of the earlier reports and
brings home to the British public in
a manner the press messages failed to
do the terrible nature of the calamity.
Some graphic details of the disaster
are given in one of the latest dis
patches received, dated from Holland
Bay, January 15.
According to this report, the whole
city of Kingston seemed to shrivel up,
buildings crashed together and fell in
a crushed mass under the first shock.
The business streets at the time were
well filled with tourists, and, accord
ing to this correspondence, no doubt
many of them were caught in the fall
ing brickwork and buried in the de
Fire broke out immediately after the
crash at three separate points. The
fire department station was wrecked,
rendering' resistance to the flames im
possible. The conflagration continued
unchecked until Wednesday morning,
by which time the whoie business
quarter of Kingston had been wiped
out, the damaged area comprising
about a square mile.
RELIEF WORK UNDER WAY.
Unfortunate People of Jamaica Will
Not Be Allowed to Suffer.
The work of sending relief to King
ston, Jamaica, is proceeding with en
ergy. The city is receiving supplies
as far as possible from the Island of
Jamaica itself. The American war
ships in the harbor have put ion
shore all the foodstuffs and medical
supplies they could spare, and the
Jamaican authorities have taken
charge of the distribution of all pro
visions in the city. In addition re
lief is being hurried in from outside
NEW JOB FOR DENHAM.
Well Known Railroad Man to Be Man
ager of Tampa Northern.
A special from Tallhassee, Fla.,
says: W. B. ’Afeiham has tendered his
resignation as manager of the Georgia,
Florida and Alabama railway, to take
effect February 1, and will assume en
tire management of the Tampa North
ern railway, being constructed from
Tampa to Atlanta.
SUPPLY SHIPS ARE SENT.'
Uncle Sam Takes Instant Measures
for Relief of Quake and Fire Suf
ferers in Island of Jamaica.
Official news of the disaster at
Kingston, Jamaica, reached Washing
ton slowly Wednesday. The first re
port did not come to hand until well
along In the afternoon, when a dis
patch was received at the state de
partment, dated: “Jamaica, 3:31 p. m„
January 16,” and signed “American
Consul,’ stating that Kingston had
been destroyed and hundreds of lives
lost and that food was badly wanted.
The signature to this dispatch was
misleading, for the consul is absent on
leave from his post. It was assumeti-,
at the department that the vice and
deputy consul, William H. Orrett, at
Kingston, had sent the dispatch. A
reference in the cablegram to the
fireproof safe Is understood to convey
assurance of the safety of the con
sular records and papers.
However, the dispatch was regarded
as warranting the taking of instant
measures of relief, indeed, the navy
department had been in advance in
this matter, for through Captain Beeh
ler, the officer in charge of the naval
station at Key West, wireless com
munication was early established be
tween the navy department and Ad
miral Evans, commanding the Atlantic
fleet at Guantanamo, Cuba, and when
Secretary’ Root later indicated the de
sirability of sending warships at once
to the distressed island, it turned out
that Admiral-Evans had anticipated in
structions and had started on a tor
pedo boat destroyer, the swiLcst ves
sel In the American fleet, for Kings
ton, ordering two battleships to fol
low ns soon as they could.
The appeal for food supplies direct
ed attention to tho fact that under
ordinary conditions none of the gov
ernment supplies could be used for
outside relief save by special authority
That fact, however, did not pre
vent Secretary Metcalf from ordering
two supply ships with full cargoes of
food at once to Jamaica, leaving tor
later decision the question as to how
the supplies are to be given to
the needy inhabitants.
RECEIVER NAMED FOP, COLONY.
Übvrt rakes _
gerald’s Affairs in Georgia.
A special from Indianapolis says :
Geo. F. Mull, a local attorney, has
been appointed receiver for Philander
H. Fitzgerald’s '1904 Georgia Colony-
Company,” upon the petition of sev
eral stockholders in the enterpirse,
who charged that Fitzgerald had not
kept good faith with them. Fitzgerald
was recently indicted by the federal
grand jury on a charge of using the
United States mail to defraud in con
nection with the promotion of this
The colony is located in Georgia,
and is known as St. George, and com
prises 8,000 acres of land.
The petition for a receiver told in
detail of Fitzgerald’s plan to form a
colony in Georgia, and to give valua
ble pieces of property to all his stock
holders, the size and quality of the
land depending upon amount of stock
subscribed. In this way, the plaintiffs
say, the $700,000 came to Fitzgerald,
and that only $20,000 was spent in im
proving the property. The petitioners
declare that the remainder of the
money Fitzgerald has in his posses
sion, and that he is guilty of fraud
and misrepresentation. Besides asking
for a receiver and judgment against
Fitzgerald, the plaintiffs ask that Fitz
gerald be restrained from leaving the
state until the case is settled.
EXPLOSION KILLS TRAINMEN.
Boiler of Engine Lets Loose and Five
The boiler of a Philadelphia and
Reading freight engine exploded at
Bridgeport, Pa., Wednesday, killing
five trainmen. All of the killed re
sided at Allentown. Tho engineer of
the train, J. D. Blank, escaped.
LET PRESENT LAW STAND
Is Request of Hebrews Anent Statute
Features of national interest marked
the opening session in Atlanta Tues
day morning of the Union of Ameri
can Hebrew Congregations. Most strik
ing of these was a resolution introduc
ed by Simon Wolf to the following
“That a message be sent to Speaker
Canncm of the house of representa
tives, urging in the name of the union,
that no changes be made in the pres
ent United States laws on immigra
MORE PAY FOR EMPLOYEES.
Atlantic Coast Line Raises Wages All
Along the Line.
It is announced from the headquar
ters of the Atlantic Coast Line in Wil
mington that a general increase has
been made in the salaries of clerks,
agents, trainmasters, dispatchers, sec
tion masters, etc. The percentage of
the increase has not yet been comput
ed, the object being to make the ad
vance general in all departments.
UOLQUiTL GA. WEDNESi ■ . JANUARy 23.
JORDAN IS ELECTED
For Third limo as Head of
MEETING IN BIRMINGHAM
Third Annual Session a Record Break
er in Attendance and Enthusiasm,
penance liuned at Wai|
The third annual couvenuon of the
aeuthern Cetwu Crowers' AMsoiiiu
tian, assembled in 3irniius»um, .ca.,
iiiursdtiy. flinging words tavarlng
bioser organization anrong umtou
growers and standing up for wiia.
ii-.oy think are their rights were eke r
rd to the echo by the thousands :.f
delegates who were assembled. The
delegates seem thoroughly Imbued
ith the idea that there has been more
. rosperity among cotton growers since
tiio formation of the association two
years ago than ever before, and they
applauded the speakers who urged
a still closer union and further steps
to protect their own interests and to
refuse to allow the prices of the
south’s great staple to be fixed in
Even radical utterances in the ex
treme were charged, as when F. L.
Foster of Shreveport, La, exclaimed
that he hoped to see ths time come
when a man could not sell his cotton
unless ho was a member of the South
ern Cotton Association. This was the
closing remark of a speech by Mr.
Foster, which seemed to be received
with the deepest sentiments of ap
proval by the delegates assembled.
Three sessions of the convention
were held during tlie day.
When the convention met Thursday
morning, every one -of tho eleven cot
ton states was well represented. The
meeting was opened with prayer, af
ter which President Harvie Jordan
presented Mayor George B. Ward, who
welcomed the convention on behalf of
the city of Birmingham. W. 11. Sey
mour of Montgomery, president of I ’.io
Alabama division, folloved in an ad
fll’OCa of / Xl’fcllnomo luilvilf nf rlvZx
.-Manama | c«oon h>v.. m)Ui s .
tne situation with which the associa
tion had to deal was not the produc
tion of cotton so much as its market
ing. He regarded the present con
vention as the most important ever
held in Alabama because it had to
do with the south’s greatest product.
“Our cause is a just cause,” con
tinued Mr. Seymour. “It is as holy
as any cause, for the reason that it
looks to the welfare of our people. It
is right and we must win.”
M. L. Johnson of Georgia, president
of the Georgia division, responding to
the welcome addresses, said in part:
“My friends, it is war. Not a war
of powder and lead, but a war requir
ing as much bravery, demanding as
much brains and calling for as much
‘-.".orifice and patriotism as nerved the
arms an dinspired the spirits of the
Ijees, the Jacksons and Johnstons,
heroes of our lost cause, but a cause
never to be forgotten.” He said that
for forty years the south had submit
ted to being robbed on the price of
its chief product because of its pov
"For forty years,’ he continued, “we
have paid tribute to Wall street gam
blers, the spinners of Europe and the
spinners of our own country. Are you
ready for the battle against this rob
The speech of President Jordan re
views the history of the organiza
tion, outlines the scope and purpose
of its future work, stresses the ne
cessity of co-operation between all
southern commercial elements inter
ested in the cotton trade, touches ion
immigration, denounces speculation
and discusses the recent fraud order
movement against tlie New York Cot
At a meeting of the executive com
mittee the following officers were
Harvie Jordan, Georgia, president.
J. C. Hickey, Henderson, Texas, vice
Dr. Will H. Ward, Mississippi, sec
F. Hyatt, North Carolina, treasurer.
E. D. Smith, South Carolina, general
B. 11. Burnett, Chickalah, Arkansas,
Secretary Root Goes to Canada.
Secretary Root left Washington on
Thursday for Ottawa, Canada, where
he will be the guest of Earl Grey, the
I governor general.
PRESIDENT RECEIVES VETERANS
Old Heroes, on Their Way Home, Cali
at the White House.
A number of veterans of the civil
war who attended the reunion of the
Biue and Gray on the forty-second an
niversary of the battle of Fort Fish
er and Wilmington, N. C., and who
were en route to their homes, were
received at the white house Friday
by President Roosevelt.
QUAKE AT C[ AMES
Deal Death and t
* !/■ 1 , I Destruction
at Kingston, 1
LOSS OF LIFI » HEAVY
Se-smic Jar V/recke
and Fire QuickC >tion ° f City
pie of Islar f owed—Peo-
Detail T Panic ’
Kingston, the 1
the island of Jan ca ' lital 01
11 « xrk, s i has been dev
astated by a vio | j
of. the | arthquane.
as direct comm aro lacking,
stricken city ha pion with the
land line's had be JWn cut off. ihe
within 5 miles o' C reconstructed to
. veiling, and fro*. Kingston Tuesday
cetved through f W’agre reports re
open, it has b. 1 hannels as were
of the most im, pned that many
been destroyed i buildings have
rious loss of lif has been se-
So far as the f
fatalities number Aqrts indicate,
dred, though the s X s than one hut>-
witli Injured atv - tspitals are. filled
may be materia I list °f victims
Kingston, an- j pcreased.
interest of the I: ' | X other Points of
son of the year J -■ are at this sea
ists from both f .Tinged with tour
and the greatest ■ / ‘'lea and England
for the safety | prehension is felt
who had recent® m any persons
maican resort, if y.rrived at the Ja-
The first greajfif •
3 30 o'clock aloii* pock was felt about
in the San Fra *l’? a afternoon and as
disasters, flainefWcisoo and Valparaiso
from the wreck I immediately sprang
work of destru Ita” to carry on the
noon the fire < lion Tuesday after
though it was still burning, al
trol ®imewhat under con-
The Myrtle I >
pal hotel at. Ki" »nk hotel, the princi
sheltered rhe gi li.sston, which probably
the island, is r feat bulk of visitors on
great military farted destroyed. The
and forty soldi J hospital was burned
Sir James F/.f'S are reported dead
been instant! A V sso ” is saili to huve
London rep ’ ' ed > but according to
m>n»riian 6. other Englishman,
I. no- an is believed to
a number c aoastroas vise.,.’.'* '»'■(
fire, earthquaj anc ] C y C | One j n years
gone by, and I the extent of Monday’s
disaster is stil* l| ] e f t ] arge iy ( 0 the im
The city is-"’ 1 one O s i OW -lying build
fugs, clusters ) (j along the shores of
one of the f. t .j nes t and most securely
land locked I arbors in the West In
The populi ( j on> w hich number- .’e l .-
000, is larg l S raa( ] e u)) O s native
Many stea|. ncrs carrying tourists to
Jamaica we|. e rou t e to the island
when the e; f.rthquake occurred, ; • o it
so happenei | that, according to sched
ules, none | o f the ships from New
York or Bo | s t or was in Kingston har
bor Monda |.
It would J appear that the first re
ports that s he city had been “des’ o
ed” were Jixaggerated.
Evar s o r <je r ed to Kingston.
Secretar o f the Navy Metcalf has
sent a ca t,legram to Admiral Evans,
in coniinaF 1(1 o f t he United States fleet,
off Guant; in am< Cuba; requesting him
to investigate the extent of the earth
quake dis aster ard report to the de
partment i Admiral Evans is authoriz
ed, if ue< j essar? proceed to Kings
ston, whifflyh is abl r a twelve-hour trip
from Gu. Lntanim d.
STEAMIfc R b ruN WICK RETURNS.
Initial l|rip to Cu» Filled Pai agers
With Eli uusiasm.
Thr > line new > am r Brt wick
reac w port of unswick 1* .May
on ns "reti-Miu n' ! j Cuba, and all'ui
the pssseiftgers bio made the trip
to the troiljic islhd are enthusiastic
in praise o r the 'A age, the vessel and
the courtesly of th| management
ON ’TRAIL-bf BAILEY.
Texas Sen; ite Derkrds Papers in the
Char ges Agir.st Senator.
In the 1 'exas sprite Wednesday a
resolution was ad<it< i calling on the
attorney g eneral jr any papers he
had in com section tin charges against
Senator H ailey’s tl< ged connection
with the t Vaters-iirce Oil company.
An amend “intent wi added providing
that all s uch pap- s should be ex
hibited onl-y in exec tive session. This
action wil 1 preciuc newspaper men
and others I form e: unining them.
BRYASsi DUMP C IN SNOW.
Team Rai? Away K :h Sleigh, But
Nelpraskan \ Unhurt.
William J. Bryan a < President E. A.
Bryan of the State College
were thrown into i snow bank 'at
Pullman, Wash, Motjday night. The
team draw ing them ft >nr the college
to the depot tan awai and the sleigh
was upset. Neither wa hurt.
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DIXIE’S GREAT MONOPOLY
Should Be Exploited to the Limit and
Move Made for Higher prices, Says
Editor Richard Edmunds.
In discussing the south’s monop
oly of cotton production and why
higher prices for cotton should pre
vail, Mr. Richard H. Edmonds, editor
of the Manufacturers’ Record of Bal
timore, who was in Birmingham, Ala.,
to attend the Southern Cotton Con
“Cotton i« the most remarkable agri
cultural product known to mankind.
Destroy wheat and a substitute can
be found; destroy corn and other
grains would take its place. Destroy
cotton and you would shake the foun
dation of civilization itself. I'he ad
vance of civilization throughout the”
e;#*-::i Is ine«.b; consum 'tion
of cotton. It has been well said that'
the missionary of the gospel as he
penetrates the wilds of Africa is as
advance agent for the south’s Imperial
staple. TJiis crop is the most won
derful ever given by a beneficent Cre
ator to any people. It ramifies every
financial and business center of civi
lization. 3 his royal product is as nec
essary- in the palace of the king as
I in the hut of the peasant; on the
tented battlefield and in the hospital
it is alike essential. It is the one
great power in our foreign commerce,
which turns the balance of trade in
our favor. It is not a sectional crop,
not even a national crop, it is a
world crop, for it belongs to the world
and wherever on earth men do busi
ness the south’s cotton crop must of
necessity command thoughtful atten
tion. It is the most important factor
in our international relations.
"Without our cotton. Europe’s in
dustrial life would be almost ruined.
Probably $2,000,000,000 is invested in
the cotton mills ami allied industries
in Europe and in Great Britain alone
over 10,000,000 peop>« alone de
pendent upon thb coton trade.
“The cotton crop for which the
south receives $600,000,000 a year is
worth over $2.ni0,000",000 before it.
reaches the consumers in the shape
of cotton goods. For many years Eu
rope paid us from $2 "‘.OM.OfMI to $250,-
090,000 a year for the cotton which
under the better prices prevailing dur
ing the last three or four years now
brings annually to the south $400,000, -
000 or more.
“No wonder the financial powers of
Europe iare to beat down the price of
OOOto'CAi k. s-l'.c themselves (he $150,-
over what thej- paTd' us di?finB XC £?-
days of starvation prices. So rapidly
is the world’s consumption increasing
that within the last twelve months
Manchester in England has added 6,-
000,000 spindles to its equipment, t.hus I
increasing the number of its spindles
in one year two-thirds as much as the
total number in the south. This in
creasing consumption will necessitate
in the next ten years a crop of at
least 17,000,000 to 18,009,000 bales in
the south. Consumption is gaining at
the rate of 500, (M r hales a year and
without any more rapid increase this
would in ten years add 5,000,000 bales
required by the world's needs to the
12 500,000 bales o.f American cotton
now consumed'. But. in considering this
gain, it must be borne in mind that
the whole world has entered upon a
period of expansion in trade, in com
merce, in higher wages, and therefore
more and better clothing, and in the
creating of wealth, such as men never
USING FURNITURE FOR FUEL.
People of Seattle Caught By a Cold
Wave and No Coal.
Seattle, Wash., is suffering severely
from a cold wave. In many homes fur
niture was chopped up for fuel and
old antiques which had been saved
up from grandmothers’ days went un
der the ax. Coal and wood are almost
Florida Postmasters Named.
The president sent to the senate on
Tuesday the following nominations of
Florida: F. M. Taylor, Titusville; M.B.
Bishop, Eustis; E. N. Bradley, Green
Cove Springs; G. E. Koons, Palmetto.
Given Favorable Report by Senate
The senate committee on finance
Tuesday agreed to report the nomina
tions of Postmaster General Cortelyou
to be secretary of the treasury, and
James R. Garfield, commissioner of
corporations, to be secretary of the
interior. The vote on both Mr. Cor
telyou and Mr. Garfield was unani
The committee also recommended
the confirmation of Arthur Stater of
Washington to be assistant secretary
of the treasury.
PROBE OF CAR SHORTAGE
By Congress to Be Recommended by
Congress will be asked by the
president to give the interstate com
merce commission increased power to
enable them to deal with such emerg
encies as that now existing with re
gard to the ear shortage qm ption in
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Carrabelle, Tallahassee & Georgia
Passenger Train Schedules Corrected tc June 22, 1906.
D’ly Sun Sun D’ly June 22 1906. D’ly Sun Sun D’iy
A.MI P.M. A.M. AM. P.M. P.M. A.M P.M.
7:00 Lv . Apalachicola . . Ar 5:35
6:00 8:00 11:35 . . . Carrabelle . . . 2:36 3:40 10:15
6:45 8:20 11:50 . . . Lanark .... 2:28 3:20 10:05
7:21 9:14 12:22 .... Sopchoppy .... 1:58 2:36 9:29
7:45 9:53 12:45 .... Arran 1:36 1:55 9:05
8:40 11:00 1:35 Ar . Tallahassee . . Lv 12:51 12:30 8:15
6:40 8150 3:25 Lv . Tallahassee . . Ar 12:46 8:05 8:50
7:17 9:25 4:05 Ar . . Havana . . . Lv 12:02 7:27 8:14
6:25 3:00 i.v . . , 4.,- 1,15 9 ; (U) 10:10
7:10 3:45 Ar . . Havana . . Lv 12:30 8:15 9:25
Note: See Below.
7:17 9:30 4:05 Lv . . Havana ... Ar 12:02 7:22 8:14
8:25 10:25 5:13 . . . Bainbridge . . . 11:00 6:20 7:16
9:23 6:10 . . . Colquitt .... 9:59 6:10
10:16 7:20 . . . Arlington .... 9:10 5:17
10:45 7:46 .... Edison B:3£ 4:45
11:35 8:30 Ar . . Cuthbert . . . Lv 7:5C 4:05
Through Connections Via Tallahhassee.
AM P.M. P.M A.M P.M. PM.
7:40 Ar . Jacksonville . . Lv 4:116
11:15 10:50 . . . Pensacola , . . 5:00
A M. A M. Via Ba nbridge
9:40 9:40 9:40 Ar . Savannah . . Lv 6:45 6:45 9:40
6:15 8:05 8:05 . . Montgomery . . . 6:15 ’6:15 6:50
P.M. P.M. Via Cuthbert. P.M.
1:00 9:49 Ar . . Smithville . . .Lv 6:38 2:50
4:10 12:50 .. . Macon . ... 3:35 11:35
7:55 7:10 . . . Atlanta .... 12:01 8:00
P.M. A.M. a.M. A M.
NOTE —Additional trains, daily:
Lv Havana 7:35a 1 Quincy 8:20a
Lv Quincy ll:O< ! o ' r Havana 11:45a
J. H. WILLIAMS, G. P. A.
i •) The Wall Street Gambler f
? ..or. j
Sweatshop Oppressor J
> Worse tnan Petty Thief f
1 By Dr. Lymun
HE portraits of all the pickpockets of our country do not
hang in the Rogues’ Gallery; the pictures of the biggest
pickpockets of the country are not to bo found there.
Ihe man who takes money which he has not honestly
earned from the pockets of the people at the gambling
table, or in the speculator’s shop, or in industry in which
young children are ground up in the sweatshop in order to
supply cheap goods, is far more a robber than the petty thief
L T I
on the streets.
in the life of the baby, the child and the young man in college, we recog
nize that things are made for the baby, the child and the colieglan; but when
the young man leaves college and enters business, this whole order is re
versed and our American people seem to accept it as a truth that man was
made for things, not things for man, and that the measure of a man is the
amount of money that he can make. What a curious phenomenon this is, but
that it is true of many, many of our people no one of you can doubt. If we
as a people are to accept it as true, let us change the stars in our flag to dollar
marks, and our motto from "In God we trust," to “Be successful honesly, if you
can, but be successful."
I was recently talking with a noted lawyer in New York who told me that
for a large number of wrongs and immoral methods of business practiced in
New York city to a large extent there was no punishment in the statutes of
(that place. The law was codified years ago, and since then both the law and
crime have increased, but crime has outstripped the laws. Can it be said
that money—the badge of ability to discern between the dishonesty that is il
legal and that not illegal—is a sign of character?
I have heard temperance orators say that the saddest tragedy of life was
that, offered by a bright young man going forth into the world and blasting
his hopes by drunkenness. But it seems to me that the picture of a young
man leaving college with high ideals of manhood and life, entering business
and there learning to conform to business standards, losing his conscience and
moral discernment, is a far sadder tragedy and one as frequently if not more
frequently seen than the otter.
THE OATMEAL TRICK.
j An Ingenious Swindle That Was
f Worked on a Shopkeeper.
It reminds me of the oatmeal dodge,
i said the detective. He was speaking
of an ingenious swindle that had been
worked successfully on a shopkeeper.
The oatmeal dodge, he continued, was
worked on a grocer in the suburbs. A
man entered the shop and engaged the
1 grocer in conversation. While they
talked a youth came in.
“Do you sell oatmeal?” the newcomer
“Yes,” said the grocer, “The very
best. How much—”
But the man interrupted, "I just
wanted to know’," he said "Good day,”
and he walked out.
The grocer, looking a little disap
pointed, resumed his conversation with
the stranger. In a few minutes a
second youth appearerd.
“Do you sell oatmeal?” he asked.
"Yes,’ the grocer answered.
"Thank you. Good day,”
And this young man also disappear
’Well, what the dickens!” exclaimed
the grocer. "But. as we were saying.”
he resumed, and the interrupted con
versation went briskly on.
Soon a third youth entered the shop.
He said. "Do you sell oatmeal?”
"Yes.” the grocer snapped.
“Thank you. Good day.”
And this young man departed—on a
r’.n. For the grocer, thoroughly eit
i.sed at last, had rushed upon him
had, however, a clean pair of heels. I
The grocer was unable to overtake
him So after a chase of a hundred'
i yards or so returned, breathless.
He found the first man gone. The
shop was empty. So was the till.
; Once more the oatmeal dodge had
5 Rich Treasure Coach.
• .1. J. Williams, the oldest living pio
neer of this section, gives the date of
the first placer mining as 1875. On his
return to the Hills In January, 187 C,
• found that two discoveries had been
"On August 20, 1876,” he said, ”a six'
horse coach with twenty armed guards •’
and between $500,000 and $700,000
north of gold dust left here for Chey
enne. Some of the guards were paid
as hingh as SIOO for the trip, but others
went for their board, they were glad to
get away. There were the Chisholms.
Woodbury and Hank Harney of the-/'
Homestake, and Jr kson, who same in
with me. and others I have forgotten - V
and some of them had more dust in ’
the coacl, than the Wheeler outfit, who
look out about $56,000. as I recollect.
That sum representated about 120 days
work, and it was all clear profit abov°
expenses.”—Black Hills Mining Re-
The women of Sumatra wear cos * ■ -
dresses, many of them being n.-,.. v
”f pure gold and silver. After th . J
metal is mined and smelted, it. A.' J
formed into a fine wire, which is wo- *z
. n into cloth and afterward nsed for ' j
I dresses. ■