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BAD WRECK IN FOG
f Four People Go Down Into a
SPLENDID WORK OF RESCUERS
The Georgie, of the White Star Line,
and the Steamship Finance, Out
ward Bound, Come Together in a
Fog off Sandy Hook-Three Pas
sengers and One of the Crew of the
Finance Find Watery Graves.
, New York, Special.-In the thick
of a fog off Sandy Hood the stout,
steel freighter Georgie, of the White
Star Line, rammed and sank the
lightly laden Panana steamer Fi
nance, outward bound with 85 pas
sengers, the Finance going down
within ten minutes,' carrying to their*
death three of her passengers and
one of the crew. The rest of the
passengers who included 19 women
and 14 children, as well as others of
the crew, were rescued by the boats
of the Georgie. The freighter was
Miss Irene Campbell, of Panama,
a passenger who was lost clung frant
ically to the rail of the sinking vessel
and could not be persuaded to release
her hold nor were the men who man
ned the small boats able to forcibly
remove her. She was seen clinging
determinedly as the vessel was en
gulfed. William H. Todd third as
sistant engineer, jumped overboard
and was lost. ^When a roll call of
the passengers of the Finance was
called, it \As found that Charles H.
Schweinler, a policeman of Panama,
and Henry Muller, a railroad contrac
tor of Panama, had disappeared, and
there is little doubt that they were
The disaster occuired' in the main
ship channel off Sandy Hook at 8
o'clock in the morning, and as both
vessels were groping their ways
through a fog.
The Finance had weighed anchor
and was picinkg her way down the
Swash channel, when Captain Mow
bray, who was on the bridge, beard
the whistle of an approaching liner.
The Finance was .immediately put
astern and was slowly backing when
the Georgie, in-bound from Liverpool,
bomed out of the fog and a moment
later crashed into the port, side and
just abaft of the Finance. The prow
of the freighter penetrated the side
of the Finance nearly ten feet, tear
ing away an unoccupied state room
and leaving a ragged hole through
which the water rushed in. The Pan
ama steamer heeled far over to the
starboard while men and women,
many of whom had been awakened
from a sound sleep, were thrown from
their berths. Hastily covering them
selves with bed clothing they rushed
in a panic to the main deck, which
was fast singing to the surface of
che water. Many passengers jumped
overboard, not stopping even to pro
vide themselves with life preservers.
That more were not lost was due to
the discipline of the crew of the Fi
nance and the prompt and intelligent
work Of the sailors from the Georgie,
Immediately after the accident the
freighter backed off and anchored,
her commander, Captain Clark, in
the meantime having ordered the life
boats lowered. The boats of the Fi
nance were also cut away as quickly
as possible, though with difficulty,
because of the heavy list of the sink
ing steamer. '
A score or more of those who jump
ed overboard were picked up by the
small boats. Meantime the Finance
was settling steadily. To add to the
confusion? a moment after 'the im
pact there was an explosion of an
ammonia tank in the forward hold
of the Finance and the fumes drove
the engineers and firemen to the
decks.. William ,Todd, the third as
sistant engineer, was partially over
come by the fumes, and staggering to
the rail, threw himself overboard. He
was not seen again. Probably half
of the passenger* with the crew,
stood by the ship, awaiting rescue,
apd these were gotten off with re
." War Seems Near.
London, By Cable.-It is generally
agreed in well informed diplomatic
circles that war in the Balkans is
very near and can hardly be avert
ed. The belief is joined in by all the
newspapers of London. According te
The Daily Telegraph, negotiations be
tween Russia and Austria have pro
gressed to such a point that their
failure is a certainty. It is generally
believed that Turkey, Servia and
Montenegro have secretly closed an
offensive and defensive compact. \
Investigating the Wreck.
New York, Special.-The govern
ment began an investigation ^into the
cause of the wreck of the steamer
Finance. The Finance had three
watertight compartments and only
one was punctured ; yet the ship sank.
Shipping men say that under normal
conditions the ship ;hould have re
mained afloat. Her condition on
leaving port will be closely inquired
Divide Wealth Says Carnegie.
New York, Special.-"The commu
nity makes wealth; dinde wealth
with the community." This is the
keynote of an article by Andrew Car
negie to appear in the December num
ber of Tho World's Work. He shows
how the people are the real founders
of great fortunes held by individuals
and says they should get a goodly
portion of these riches when the build
ers Of the fortunes 'tlio.
ALLIANCE WITH JAPS
Alleged Agreement Over the
Control of the Pacific
MAYBE WAR TALK WILL END
United States and Japan Have Ar
rived at Definite Mutual Program
as Regards the Attitude or Policy
Toward Problems That May Arise
Washington, Special.-Despite offi
cial reticence, information from re-^
hable sources has been obtained of
an ' agreement of far reaching im
portance between the United States
and Japan covering the policy of the'
two countries in the Pacific.
The agreement is based upon the
idea of encouraging and defenditg
free and peaceful commercial de
velopment in the Pacific. It contains
not only a mutual guarantee to re
spect each other's territorial pos
sessions there, but defines the attitude
of the two counties towards China,
binding each to defend by every
peaceful means China's independence
and integrity, and to give equal com
mercial opportunity in the Chinese
empire to all nations. But more im
portant still the agreement in the
event of complications threatening
the status quo, binds the United
States and Japan to consult each
other with a view to acting together.
Articles of Agreement.
The agreement has 'been drawn up
in the form of a declaration and con
sists of five article, of which the
following is an accurate and faithful
description: The first article gives
expression to the wish of th? two
governments ' to encourage the free
and peaceful development of their
commerce in the Pacific. The second
is a mutual disclaimer of an aggres
sive design, and contains also a
definition of the policy of each gov
ernment, both as directed to the
maintenance of the existing status
quo in the Pacific and the defense of
the principle of equal opportunity
for commerce and industry in China.
The third article, contains a state
ment of the consequent "firm" re
ciprocal resolution of each govern
ment, each to represent the territorial
possession in the Pacific of the other.
In the fourth article the United
States and Japan express their de
termination "in the common interest
of all powers" in China to support
"by all peaceful means at their dis
posal" the independence. and in
tegrity of China and the principle of
equal commercial , and industrial
opportunity for all nations in the em
pire. The fifth article mutually
pledges the two governments, in the
case of "the occurrence of any event
threatening the status quo, as above
described, or the principle of equal
opportunity, as above defined" to
communicate with each other for the
purpose of arriving at a mutual
understanding with regard to the
measures they may consider.it useful
Hitchcock for Cabinet.
Hot Springs, Va.. Special.-Frank
H. Hitchcock has been offered and
has accepted the position of Post
master General in the Taft Cabinet
that is to be. The official announce
ment of this conclusion regarding the
first Cabinet selection of President
elect Taft, will doubtless not be made
until Mr. Taft has completed his Cab
inet, at which time it will be an
nounced en bloc. Because of this
view of the situation no expression
regarding the selection of Mr. Hitch
cock was obtained for publication
from either Mr. Taft or the Repub
lican nktional -chairman. There were
many reasons, it was pointed out, why
it was expedient that. Mr. Hitchcock's
status should be fixed, at least so far
as the principals are" concerned, and
a complete understanding is known
to exist between them. As chairman
of the Republican national committee
Mr. Hitchcock became more familiar
than any other persons with the poli
tical phase of questions likely to
arise at the beginning of the Taft
administration, and the knowledge
he gained regarding the personnel of
the party will be of great service to
Mr. Taft throughout his administra
Plunges Off Memphis Bridge.
Memphis, Tenn., Special.-W. E.
Kimball, of this city, unable, it is
said, to choose between his wife and
Miss Nora Acton, a young woman of?
Elvondale, Ala., with whom it is al
ledged he had become enamored,
jumped from the Memphis bridge
and ended his life, his body being
discovered under the bridge on the
Arkansas sie of* the Mississippi riv
er. Kimball and his wife had just
become reunited. It waa during their
separation that he met Miss Acton.
Jacksonville, Fla., Special.-Janu
ary 20 to March 20 are the dates set
for the 1909 Florida Exposition Fair
and arrangements for the big winter
show are already being made. Indica
tions point to an unprecedented rush
of Northern tourists to Florida this
winter and nearly all of them will
probably take advantage of the op
portunity to inspect the fair.
Divorce Evil on Increase.
Washington. Special.-The divorce
rate appears to be much higher in
the United States than in any of the
foreign countries for which statistics
relating to the subject have been ob
tained not less than one marriage in ?
twelve in this country ultimately ter
minating in divorce. This fact has
been ascertained by the census which
lias just complet cd a compilation of
statistics of marriage <and divorce
covering the twenty years from 1SS7
tb 'W)6 inclusive.
IN A MINE
frightful Explosion Leaves a
Mass of Mangled Bodies
THE WORK OF RESCUE DIFFICULT
Mine Inspected by State Official
Shortly Before Catastrophe and
Pronounced Safe-Modern Devices
Used for Protection.
Pittsburg, Special.-The last ray
of hope for the rescue of any one of
th? 125 pr:more miners who were en
tombed by an explosion at the Mar
ianna mines of the'Pittsburg-Buffalo
Coal company shortly before .noon
Saturday was dispelled when the first
rescuing party reached the workings
|pd found the dead bodies scattered
about the floor of the mine.
Few if jany of the bodies are muti
lated and the men were undoubtedly
smothered by the deadly vapors which
followed the explosion. The bodies
liave not yet been counted, but it is
known that there are at least 125
md the number may be larger. All
but two of the bodies in the mine,
t is said, are thos'e of foreigners.
No effort has yet been made to re
move the bodies from the mine. In
stead the .r?scurers and the mining
?xperts are making_a complete explo
ration of alH>f the workings to see if
they are now safe. This work is ex
pected to occupy several hours.
Pittsburg, Pa., Special.-On the
2ve of the convention of the Ameri
can congress, which assembles here
aext week- to consider mining prob
lems in the various States in general
md particularly to discuss mine dis
asters and provide means for their
prevention, there occurred shortly be
fore noon Saturday an explosion in
the Marianna mine of the Pittsburg
Buffalo Coal company which entomb
?d and almost beyond doubt killed all
Df the men employed in. the mine at
the time, the number being variously
estimated at from 125 to' 300.. The
uncertinty as to the exact number 1
:hat prevailed . throughout the after
noon coninued when darkness envel
)ped the new mining town from
which the owners had expected so
much in the way of safety and com- 1
fort of th?'men through the extra
Drdinary" study and expense that had
been 'devoted to this feature of the
rlevelopment of the new coal field.
President John H. Jones of the com- 1
pany said that the number of en
tombed men would not exceed 125, ;
but neither he nor any other officer
of the company has been able up to. 1
this time to locate the books which 1
contain the names or numbers of em- 1
ployes and show those in the work- ;
ings at the time of the explosion.
The workings in which Saturday's :
catastrophe, happened are known as
the Rachel and Agnes mines, in real- ?
ity a double mine with underground
connections.:^ Construction work was
practically finished, and Deputy State
Mine Inspector Henry Louttit a few
minutes before the explosion had
completed a two days' inspection
which had revealed no cause for ap
prehension. He and General Man- .
ager Kerr of the company came to
the surface in the cage operated in
one of the shafts'a few minutes be- ;
fore ll o'clock. Mine Foreman Hen- !
ry Thompson and two miners entered i
the cage, and it was started towards
the bottom of the 500-foot shaft. ?
There was an ominous rumbling,
then a tremblins: of the ground round
about the month of the shaft as from
an earthquake and an instant later
there was a terrible report, and the
cage was hurled up the shaft and
through the roof of the shaft house
the mine formean and the two men ,
still in it. The bodies of the men
were hurled through the top of the
building and far beyond it. Thomp
son was dead when picked up, while
the others, although mortally injured,
were hurried to a hospital.
Shattered portions of the woodwork
about the mouth of the shaft were
blown into' T?n Mile'Creek, 2,000 feet
from the. shaft. Portions of at least
two other bodies were, blown from
the shaft and were found in the field
nearby. The ventilating fans were
put out of commission by the exp?o- I
sion, and for several hours no air ]
could be forced into the mine. Im- |
mediately following the explosion a
dense volume of smoke ;?issued from
the shafts birt^ceasecTa short time af-; 1
Rescue work was immediately start- 1
ed but it was impossible to gain en- <
trance to the., mine for a long time.
The opening up of the shaft was the
only solution and for this task there
were volunteers in numbers.
Relief parties on special trains
from the city including the chief of
ficers of the company and minig ex
perts from the United State- labora
tory and testing station, recently es
tablished here, who took with them 1
all of the latest appliances and de- 1
vices for rescuo work.
Several experienced miners de
scended .the steps.inside the shaft-^ud
succeeded iii reaching the bottom. '
Here they found further progress ]
barred becaus? the lateral heading
from ihe bottom of the shaft into
the mine proper was choked with
muck and debris. The largest pos
sible force was at once put to work
to open this passage.
.There was practically no hope from
the first of any of the entombed men
being taken out alive but this did not
deter the most strenuous efforts to ]
hurry the opening pf the mine.
The Fleet Coming Home.
Manila, By- Cable.-With the de
parture from Manila December 1st of
the American battleship fleet under
the command of Rear Admiral Sperry
thc sixteen vessels that arc making
such a remarkable round thc world
voyage turn their prows definitely
for homo waters.1 They have been
crone from Hampton Roads nearly a
year. If the record established up* to
the present times is mantnied tho
fleet will retupj home without serious
accident-of 'mishap of any kind. I
A MOB HMS THREE
Ancther Act of Lawlessness
Near Reelfoot Lake
MURDER OF OFFICER AVENGE?
Following the Sentence of Death Ira
posed' by a Justice of the Peaca
"Citizens" of Tiptonville, Tenn.,
Bosh Into the Court Boom and
Hurry the Prisoners to a Hasty
Demise at the End of a Rope.
Union City, Tenn., Special.-The
little town of Tiptonville, bordering
on Eeel Foot Lake, which has been
the scene of many stirring incidents
the past month witnessed the lynch
ing late Tuesdaj' afternoon of three
negroes who were arrested that morn
ing for murdering .Special Deputy
Sheriff Richard Jarruss, and fatally
wounding John Hall, a deputy- sheriff.
The negroes ar?: Marshall Stineback,
Edward Stineback, Jim Stineback.
These brothers created a disturb
ance at religious meeting near Tip
tonville Saturday night, and when
the two officers attempted to arrest
them, a fight ensued, in which /the
negroes come out victorious aud
made their escape. ,
It was barely daylight Sunday
morning before a posse of citizens
from Tiptonville and the surround
ing country were in pursuit of the
negroes, but they successfully eluded
the white men until S o'clock Tues
day morning, when they were sur
rounded and enptured in a little
swamp near the village of Ridgcly.
The vicinity is known as the old river
oed canebrake arid it is a difficult
matter to trace man or beast through
its tangles. Once captured, however,
the negroes, covered by a hundred
guns, were quickly lauded in jail at
Tiptonville. The negroes when ar
rested had two guns in 'their posses
sion, but had run out of ammunition.
The news of their capture spread rap
idly to the surrounding territory and
in addition the several-hu fid red mem
bers of the posse began arriving by
every road and soon the jail was sur
rounded by a mob which had no hesi
tancy in threatening a lynching quick
ly and surely. In fact it was feared
at noon that the best townspeople
could not prevent the lynching from
taking place in broad daylight.
Big Sale of Burley Tobacco. .
Winchester, Kv., Special.-Repre
sentatives of every big independent
tobacco concern in the United States
as well as buyers for the American
Tobaco Company, were here to at
tend the sales of the remainder of the
tobacco in the pool of the burley so
ciety, amounting to about 5,000,000
pounds. The sales began with proba
bly 500 people present. Sales were
made at a ratio of one hogshead of
the 1906 crop to every four of tho
1907 crop sold. Prices ranged from
18 to 30 cents.
r Cummins Elected Senator.
Des Moines, Iowa, Special.-By a
strict party vote of 109 to 35 Gover
nor Albert B. Cummins was elected
United States Senator to fill the va
cancy caused by the death of Sena
tor William B. Allison, whose term
would have expired on March 4th,
1909. The joint session of the Legis
lature quietly fulfilled the mandate
D? the recent primary vote. . The
Democratic minority voted solidly for
Assigned to California.
Washington, Special.-Major Gen
eral John F. Weston, now in com
mand of the Philippine forces, has
been assigned to command the de
partment of California with head
quarters at San Francisco, vice Brig
adier General Fred A. Smith, who
will be Assigned to other duties. Ma
jor W. P. Duvall will succeed to the
.$50,000 to University df Virginia.
Charlottesville, Va., Special.-An
unconditional gift of $50,000 to the
endowment fund of the University-of
Virginia has been mdde by Colonel
Oliver H. Payne, of New York. An
nouncement of the donation was made
last week by President Alderman to
the members of the faculty who were
advised that Colonel Payne was an'
admirer of Thomas Jefferson and of
the'-"University of Virginia and had1*
become impressed with the Greatness
if the university's work.
Indiana to Unveil Shaft in Geor.ria.
Indianapolis, Ind., Special.-Gov
ernor Hanly and staff and fifty other
Indianans left fer Andersonville, Ga.,
for the dedication of the Indiana
monument to men of that State who
died in the famous civil war prison.
The party went by way of Louisville.
On Thursday the Indiana monument ,
commission will ?.preseptT the shaft to
Governor Hanly, who in turn will
present it to the Federal ?rovernmeut
Cuban Orange Crop.
Washington, Special.-The orange
crop of Cuba thjs year will be the
largest in the history of the island
and will reach 500,000 boxes, accord
ing to a report made to thc bureau
of manufactures by Consul R. E. Hol
laday, of Santiago de Cuba. Th? bus
iness of orange culture in the island,
he says, is almost entirely in the
hands of Americans.
M I'll11 H-11111111M I M I'M
THE NATIONAL BANK OF AUGUSTA,
L. C. HAYNE, CHAS. R, CLARK,
Surplus & Profits $190,000.00.
The business ot ow out-of-town frteDds
receives the same careful attention as that
of our local depositors. The accounts of
careful consecrative people solicited.
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compounded every six mc
Capital and Surp
Before insuring elsewhei
Old Line Companies.
kt The Farmers
that rans like
a top, smoothly
edly. If an enftiae
balks or stops and you
have to fool awft^y your
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you don't want that engine
because it means a waste of
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Coal Heaters, Cool
We also carry st<
sortments of cool
A WASTEFUL TOWN.t
"New York consumes a glass .and
a half of beer annually per capita."
"And wastes the odd half, eh? Just
like New Y-crk."-Washington Herald.
Wheo placing- your Insure
ance give me a call. I rep
resent a refry strong: line of
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Supplies and repairs, Porta
qle , Steam and Gasoline En
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:countsin this department,
>nths, January and July.
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2re so prac
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simple thai when
you sta rt them they
run until yon ?(top
them whether you are
watching or not Kever.
oat of re parr; don ' t w as te fuel
Cad on os and we will gladly
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LUC fcgine. *- -.- -.
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Office over N?wc-Mcnitor Office.
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EDGEFIEL5*5J S.* C.
^STOffice ov/^r Post-Office.