Newspaper Page Text
_ Oldest Newspaper In South Carolina. _
VOL. 73. EDGEPIELD, S.C., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER ie, 1908. , .. NO.44.
Venezuelan Ship Towed Into
PRUE CARRIED DUTCH FLAG
The G'?lderhnd Steam* Into the Har
bor of Williamstad Towing the
Veneznlean Coastguard Ship Alex
Flying the Dutch Flag and Sport
ing a Dutch Crew.
Willeamstad, Island of Curacao,
Special.-The Dutch cruiser Gelder
land carne into this port Sunday
.morning towing the Venezeula coast
guard ship Alix with the Dutch flag
flying end a Dutch crew on board.
The Gelderland captured the Alix
bf? Puerto Cabello on Saturday. At
that time the Alix wai. lying close in
shore and notwithstanding the threat
which the Ycnezulcan government
had made to fire upon any of the
Dutch warships committing a hostile
act, the Gelderland- steamed at full
speed towards thc guard ship and sent
an officer and guard in a launch to
seize her. No shots came from the
forts on land.
Thc crew of the . Alix was put
ashore; and the Dutch officer and mar
ines remained on board, thc Gelder
land finally taking thc Alix in tow
and steaming away with her prize.
Thc seizure of the Alix was in ac
cordance with the plans of thc Hol
land government when instructions
were issued to the three Dutch war
ships now in these waters to make o
demonstration off the coast of Yen
ezula and to capture any Venezulean
? ships cf war of guard vessels that
they might find.
The pecp'.e of Curacao are greatly
rejoiced. The Governor of Curacao
/'The capture of our warships o?
coast guards and war vessls is not
to be considered an unfriendly act
against thc Venezuleansi It is mere
ly a reprisal against Castro's govern
ment which refuses to give satisfac
tion for his unfriendlv acts toward
It is learned from the officers of
tho Gelderland that the battleship
Jacob Van Hemskerk and thc cruisei
Fiiesland ore now off La Guyra and
that further captures may be expect
ed at any time.
Taft's View of McKinley.
New York, Special. - President
elect William H. Taft, speaking Sun
day night at the dedication of a Mc
Kinlay memorial organ in Metropoli
tan Temple, told to the audience thfi
story of his official association with
ibo !ate Prseident, and declared with
reference to the Philippine Islands
that thc policy laid down by Mr. Mc
Kinley in 1900 had been the policy
of the present as it will be the policy
of his own administration in the
White House. Mr. Taft will remain
here until Thursday, when he leaves
for Augusta, Ga., to spend the five
weeks preceding his proposed depart
ure to the Panama canal.
American Railway Company Asks
For & Charter.
Hawkinsville, Ga., Special.-Char
ter was applied for by a local attor
ney on behalf of interested parties
for a charter for "The American
Railway Company," which proposes
bail ling s line from Abbeville, Ga.,
to Winchester, in Macon county, Ga.,
via Hawkinsville and Grovania. Tho
proposed road will traverse one of
the richest farming sections of the
Stste. It will tap the' Seaboard at
Abbeville and thc Gulf line at Haw
kim.ville. Work >Y?1? begin at once,
ij i?; stated.
IZQZ Cottor, Crop.
Washington, Spccirl-Tho crop
reporting hoard cf the bureau of sta
tistics of thc D?partent of Agricul
ture has estimated ficm reports ol
correspondence agents of the bureau
that the total production of cotton
in thc United States for the year
190S-9 would amount to 6,152,970,001'
England Rushes -More Troops tc
London. By Cable.-Another heavy
draft on English home regiments foi
service in India was ordered by the
war office. The troops will be ready
to embark for India as scon as pos
sible as the threatened Indian up
rising is believed to be imminent. Fri
day's draft with thc heavy rein
forcements that started for India last
Wednesday, has reduced many of the
home battalions to mere skeletons
and an additional call for recruits
will soon be made.
Wife of Millionaire is Arrestd Foi
New York, Special.-Mrs. Louis J.
Schloss, wife of the well known New
York and Baltimore clothier, was ar
rested herc Inst week for shoplifting.
Different articles she had picked up
amounted to about $16. She pleads
nervousness and ill health. The case
will be heard soon.
THE WORK OF CONGRESS
The business of both houses of
Congress was confined largely to list
ening to the" reading of the Presi'
dent's annual message but in addi
tion a few bills were introduced both
in the Senate and the House and it
the House a number of bills was sent
to conference, among them being ono
providing for a new immigration sta
tion in Boston.
In addition, the Sneaker announced
the opoiutment of Mr. Higgins, of
Connecticut, to a place on tbs com
mittee on the judiciary, in place o?
Mr. Littlefield and of Mr. Martin to
a place on the committee on Indian
affairs in place of Mr. Parker, de
For the first time during the present
Congress there was a call of the com
mittees of the House but no measure
was reported by any of them.
The miscellaneous work of the Sen
ate consisted in thc main of the ref
erence in executive session of about
1,500 recess nominations, which wera
sent to the Senate by the President,
and tbe adoption of resolutions of re
gret on account of thc death of mem
bers of the House 'who have passed
away since thc adjournment last May.
Thc Senate adjourned for the day at
2 o'clock and the House at 2:35."
Census Bill Passed.
For neaiIv five hours the House of
Representatives considered the bill
providing for the taking of the thir
teenth and subsequent decennial cen
suses, and passed it without material
change. From the very outset of the
debate it became evident that the
progress of thc measure toward pas
sage would be impeded.
Pensions in Senate.
The session of the Senate was
chiefly devoted to thc foi mal presen
tation of depart mental reports and
the introduction of bills. The re
ports have been made public from
time to time and the bills numbering
352 were chiefly for thc granting of
The House of Representatives Sat
urday was in its old-time form. No
particular programme had been map
ped out, but under a call of commit
tees several measures in which thc
members were especially interested,
and in some cases vitally concerned, 1
were considered. With few excep
tions they engendered - the liveliest ?
sort of debate, and it was disclosed
that thc forces for or against them '
were fully lined rp for the fray'. ?
Parliamentary tactics were freely re
sorted to, with thc result that five
times the roll was called.
The first rangle occurred on a reso
lution fixing the boundary linc be- :
tween the States of Colorado. Okla
homa and New Mexico, which was
agreed to bv a mnjoritv but not with- 1
out two roll calls. Thc House then
by a decisive vote refused to furthci
consider the bill providing for a rbi- <
tran' settlement of disputes between 1
employers and employes.
Next turning attention to thc bili
providing for the protection of alien;
in the United States the subject wa;
threshed out at length. The measuri ;
ha-1 rough sailing and it was passer 1
by a slim majority after the roll hac 1
been railed twice.
Mr. and Mrs.. Taft Given Reception
Washington, Special. - President
elect and Mrs. William H. Taft wer?
tendered a reception by Miss Mabel
Boardman, a Washington society ,
leader, at her home on Dupont circle j
Thc function was one of the mos; .
notable of the season, and among tin
guest were a large number of the rep- j
resentative persons of the Capital'; ,
official, diplomatic and social circles j
Tho Evacuation of Cuba.
Washington, Special.-At the War
Department the first details regard- ,
ing tho withdrawal from Cuba of !
the American amy of pacification,
which bas been on duty there since
the fall of 1906, were made known. ;
The movements of the troops will be- ?
gin on January 1st and will be com
pleted by April 1st.
Killed by Electric Shock.
Yorkville, Special.-Mr. W. F.
Downs, a native of Fort Mill, and
for the past three or four years head
machinist at the Tavora Cotton Mill
at this place, was instantly killed by
an electrical current. The electrical
current which is furnished by the
Southern Power Company, had failed
and Superintendent Ramscur and Mr.
Downs were searching for the trouble.
The switch bad been opened and
Downs placed his hand on a wire he
supposed dead but it proved not to
bs and he fell back lifeless.
Thomas F. Ryan Givea^"$1,000 tc
Uncle Remus Fund.
Atlanta, Ga., Special.-J. G. Les
ter, secretary of the "Uncle Remus"
memorial association, announced thc
receipt of a contribution of $1,000
from Thomas F. Ryan, of New York,
to the fund ol' perpetuating the mem
ory of Joel Chandler Karris. Mr.
Ryan was tendered and has accept
ed tho vico presidency of the asso
Results in a Number of People
Losing Their Lives
SCENES OF GREAT EXCITEMENT
Premature Explosion of an Enormous
Blast of Powder Near Colon Claims
Ter. Dead and Fifty Injured.
Colon, By Cable.-A giant blast of
dynamite, already prepared for firing,
ives prematurely exploded in the
workings at Bas Obispo Saturday.
Ten men were killed und fifty injured.
It may bc that others have been kill-'
?d, for debris is piled up in all direc
Bas Obispo cut is about 30 miles
from Colon, and the shock of thc ex
plosion was distinctly felt herc, as in
addition to that ir. the blast, 22 tons
af dynamite was exploded.
Numerous reports are current as to
the cause of tlie accident bat Hie of
ficial version from Culebra, which
gives an estimate cf ten killed and
fifty wounded, states that during the
leading of the hist hole of the blast
tho dynamite in (his cutting was dis
charged, and Hie* remaining 22 lons
?.vere exploded by concussion.
The bries had ::ot been connected
electrically as the discbarge of the
blast was set for 5 o'clock in the
afternoon. The hst hele was being
loaded under the supervision of one
nf* the mest efficient powder men in
thc employ of the commission.
A passenger train Im ? 1 just passed
when tho explosion occurred, hui it
was not in any way damaged.
The majority of the victims are
Relief trains were sen! to the scene
cf thc disaster and one which re
turned hero several hours later
brought back tho report that 4f> of
thc injured had been sent to Amen
Thc officials On the train stated
thal eleven dead had been found
while many others in (ho gang of 120
who wore employed in thc cut were
It was also reported by thc train
men that the explosion was due to a
passing steam shovel, which hook
ed the wire leading to the immense
charge of dynamite. Whether or not
this was the cause of the accident,
a. steam shovel and crew, which -hap
pened to be or. the scene were prac
tically buried.under thc, mass,of xock^i
ind earth thrown rip.
Gan?rs were soon searching for thc
dead and assisting the wounded.
Electric lights were set up and at
night steam shovels were at work re
moving thc,tons upon tons of debris.
Many of ibo mr;i have been seriously
injured, some of them probably fa
Tradition has it that thc Panama
Railroad cost one human life for cv
ivy tic, what with accident?, insurrec
tions and disease, and the construc
tion of the canal has not gone along
without exacting its toll.
There have boen a number of acci
dents in the last two years, chief
among which was the premature ex
plosion of dvnamite at Pedro Miguel
in June-. 11)07, which resulted in the
death of seven mon and the injury
ii a number of others.
The Dead Total Fourteen.
Colon. By Cable.-Tba explosionSun
3ay at li^s Obispo of 21 tons of
lyn ami te blast was the most serious
accident in connection with thc build
ing of the Panama canal since the
United States took control. A thor
ough investigation with a view to
fixing the responsibility has been or
dered and already officials are tak
Urookei Wisconsin Banker Sentenced
Milwaukee, Wis., Special.-John F.
Schulte, aged 3S, former paying tel
ler of thc First National Bank of Ra
?ine, was sentenced to five years at
Fort Leavenworth by Judge Quailes.
Schuite embezzled $10.000, pleaded
ruilty and asked for leniency. Five
vcars is the minimum penalty. Schl?te
was arrested at Cleveland on July 7.
Mail Carrier Badly Hurt.
Spartanburg, Special. - Jesse L.
Wood, a well known letter carrier,
was thrown from his buggy early
Sunday morning and seriously injur
ed. Thc horse Mr. Wood wns driving
took fright on east Main street, just
in front of thc First Presbyterian
church. Ile was thrown violently lo
tho sidewalk and knocked uncon
scious. When taken to his home it
was discovered that three of his ribs
had been broken and one of his
shoulders terribly injured. He is
threatened with pneumonia, which
makes his condtiion trebly worse.
Ohio Congressman Critically 111.
Wooster. O., Spacial.-The man
found unconscious in thc chair cai
of a Pennsylvania westbound train
herc Sunday and taken to a local
hospital was Inter identified as Con
gressman Grant E. Mouser, of I he
Marion, O.. district. Physicians de
clan; he is suffering from uraemic
poisoning and acute congestion of the
P?mons English Diplomat On
,SOL ti's Progress
THE HON. JAMES BRYCE SPEAKS
British Ambassador Called Upon For
En Impromptu Spsech Before the
Southern Commercial Congress
Predicts an Err. of Great Pros
perity Fer Thin Section.
Washington, Special. .- Expressing
the conviction that a great future is
about to dawn upon the South, James
Bryce, the British ambassador re
ceived a notable reception from tin
delegates in attendance upon the
Southern commercial congress, follow
ing a speech in which he declared
that he is a well-wisher of the South.
The ambassador was the centre of
attraction, although his visit was un
expected. Mr. Bryce came into the
audience simply as a spectator, but the
audienco soon noted his presence, and
immediately shouted "speech,
speech," filled the air and he was
compelled to yield to the desire of
'.Since I came herc eighteen months
ago." s.iid Mr. Bryce,'"I have twice
visited the South. I can hardly ex
press to yon the contrast between
what 1 personally witnessed twenty
|se\ci yrars ago and the pr-w.u pon
I dirions. "Wherever I by :e l.-* <*n in fKe
South I have been struck by the signs
of atiiyiry, progress "nd development.
I poe lard being brought more ann
mere into cultivation; more and mom
I being ('one for agricultural methods.
I saw ?he resources of your soil, of
COP! and iron, being brought to light
arni I saw n new spirit in the South
which desires to make educational
progress commensurate with material
The ambassador pointed out tho
cn?rmense difficulties with which ilia
South has had to contend since the
civil war. ''Now, however,":he con
tinued, "there is a great door open
before you and as" ono pf the well
wishers of the South, who believes
in its greatness as a flourishing and
important part of the country, I ven
ture to congratulate you or. what is
being done and to say that still
greater prospects are before yon." ;
! The afternoon session wasj presided^,
over by Judge George Hillyer; a mern
ber of thc Georgia State Railroad
reviewed the work of that body in
dealing with transport?tion com
panies. The principal speakers wera
William J. Oliver, of Knoxville'/^
Tenn.: Clarence H. Poe, editor .of
Thc Progressive Farmer. Ra leigh,'-N.
C., and Dr. J. A. Bonsteel, of the
United States bureau of soils.
Care of Our Resources.
Washington, Special. - President
RooseveH and President-elect Taft
publicly put themselves on record in
advocacy of the issuance of govern
ment bonds for the construction of
permanent improvements to conserve
tho natural resources of the nation.
President-elect Taft presided- at the
joint conservation meeting at the Bel
asco Theatre in this city ?t which
President Roosevelt mado th.' princi
pal address. Mr. Roosevelt and Mr.
Taft gave their unqualified approval
for the carrying out of expert plans
for conservation of the nation's re
sources. An audience which filled the
theatre and which included Andrew
Carnegie, John Mitchell, Senators
Congressmen and the Governors of
several States, applauded every senti-?
Cruiser North Carolina Docked.
Norfolk, Ya., Special.-The United
States armored cruiser North Caro
lina was succ8sfuHy docked in the
new dry dock at the Norfolk navy
yard, this being the first vessel to be
received since the completion of tilt
dock. The North Carolina's bottom
will be scraped and cleaned.
Fanatics Fire on Police.
Kansas City, Mo.. Special.-In the
shadow of the city hall a riot in
which religious fanatics and police
men were participants, and during
which a hundred shots wore fired re
sulted in the death of Policeman A.
0. Dalbow. probable fatal injuries to
four, and slight injuries to two other
persons. Those probably fatally in
jured are John Sharp, known as
"Adam God," a street preacher;
Michael Mullane, a patrolman; Lola
Pratt, 13 years old, and Patrick
Clark, a police sergeant.
Sherie Locks Engino to Track.
Savannah, Ga., Special.-The only
two locomotives owned by the Savan
nah, Augusta and Northern Railway
were attached, the* attachment foi
over $13.000 having been issued for
the American Locomotivo Company.
One engine was locked down at
Statesboro by i he- sheriff of tho coun
ty and thc other lies on its back near
Aaron, Ga., where it has been since
killing Engineer A. A. Reppard on
Pepe Fius Elcescs Mr. Taft snd Elf
Rome, By Cable-Pepe Pius bless
sd President-elect Taft and his fam
ily. Thc blessing was declared ii:
he presence of Archbishop- Glennin
of St. Louis, who tdd (he Pepe thai
he her, ..jcivrd a .Iel!-;- frcni Tai
n which tho Prcsidenlv 1 ?ct espfess
i(l cordial friendship for tho Catlu
'?cs. Thc Pepe received thc nor,-:
'?'ith unfeigned dc I ch; and pronoun
tl thc blessing u;x:i Tait .-.:: ! family
Mr. Kitchen's Ec:-ijnaiica E?ccti7i
Day Ecfcre Ho Lce:~c: Gcvrrr-cr.
Washington, Specif 1.--Representa
tive W. W. Kitchen, of North Caro
lina. f.'ovr-rrcr-clcc? ( 1 h's Stale, has
'orwardrd tc Ccve:i:c:' Glenn his re
iigua'.irn rs tho 1 epresentative from
hr (If!h N>;-:ii Catcl'iia dist:t?;.; ?<
alu r?i'ci Jami "try IT li. Mr. Kiteh
:i will ho inaugurated Governor Jr.ii
ian- 12! h.
Eeath cf Morer. H. Core.
Greensboro, N. C., Special.-Meses II.
Cone, known throughout 'hr? commer
cial woild as a leader in I lie indue,
trial development cf the Soul li, dieri
suddenly Tuesday afternoon at ?
o'clock at Johns Hopkins Hospital
in Baltimore, where he had gone foi
treatment five weeks ago. He ha''
been in ill health since his rcfciirr
fiera a trip around th" world over ?
rear nco. Int few rf his nif'st inti
mate friends surpectc-d lltitf" lits to??
Mfirn W.i5 rrV-':s
Will Welcome Battleships.
Washington, Special. - President
Roosevelt will welcome the return of
the battleship ?leo to Hampton Roads
from its cruise around thc world
about noon February 22d; Details
for tho ocasi?n arc now being worked
out. Admiral Arnold, of the third
squadron of the Atlantic fleet will
meet home-coming ships well out in
the Atlantic and escort them tc
Hampton Roads. After the revi CT
thc men will go to New York and bf
given a shore leave.
Will ?JFect ail Catholics.
. Manitnwij?, "Wis.,. Special.-Judge
Calloupcck, ia the county com? de
clared the will of Thomas Callaghan
void because he bequeathed mono}
for masses fer thc deed. Thc court
?says no court could recognize such r
^Tyovision. The.-will was contested on
ri-?*-'>? <;u?'^^^^?j^^^t ' V^!'
NOTES FKOM;T??E OR1E.XT.
Petroleum has beeu found in the
Boonah district of Queensland. Aus
An American engineer ha3 discov
ered a deposit of wolframite in Brit
The water power system of the To
kio Electric Light Company has been
completed at a cost of 04.000.00C
Not less than 30,000,000 yen ($1S..
000,000) is yearly spent by foreign
visitors in Japan. Some estimates
put the amount at 40,000,000 yen.
According to Viceroy Tuan Fang
there are 1930 opium shops in the
Shanghai foreign settlements, and he
wants orders from Pekin to clo:
.Belgium is now importing yearly
about Si.500,000 worth of automo
biles, motor cycles an S bicycles. These
imports have Quadrupled in four
From January 1 to Deesrabar
1907, Rangoon sent to the Straits
Settlements and China H 02,2 ii ? tons
of rice, an increase of 44,000 tons
Japan's exports in 1907 amounted
to $215,250,000, and the imports to
$247,100,000, a total foreign trade of
$462,350.000, or $41,000,000 more
than in 1906.
Parses merchants have a monopoly
of tho manufacturo of camphor oil at
Foochow, China, controlling seven
teen distilleries, and export most of
the product to Indi?..
Bangalore, Mysore Slat?, India,
W33 provided with electric lighting
from the hydro-electric plant at Can
very Falls at a cost, of $83 33 a year,
as against $466G previously paid for
kerosene oil lighting. The apparatus
was made at. Schenectady, X. Y., and
installed by Americans.
The deficiency in the wheat area
this season in India is 34.-1 per cent.,
according to the Government forecast.
Mrs. Cornwallis West, who recently
sharply criticised New York society,
is about to visit that city.
We are to-d that it is nardcr to
make talk than it used to bo. Yet
talk was never cheaper than now.
Probably nothing hns happened ex
cept whit is all the time a happen
ing in every kind of manufacture
ancient processes have been super
seded. A woman who, in this day
and ago, expects to make talk by
hanging out her winter furs to air
will most likely he disappointed. But
what were she to drink cocktails
and smoke cigarettes in the princi
pal restaurants, or, if her womanly
delicacy shrinks from that, to over
draw her husband at the bank to
pay her losses at bridge?
.We are so exacting a genera lien
that almost any sort, of worthy
achievement is conditioned about ;is j
much on tho employment of strictly
modern methods, as on vrhole-hoaricd
One of thc Most Urgent Needs
cf the Nailon
THE DEMAND FULLY GONE OVER
Ctoverno? and prominent Ken Fnm
Every Section of tho Country Ap
pear Before thc House Committee
and Urge the Establishment of
Washington, Special.-A distin
guished assembly cf witnesses tes
tified before (bc House committee cn
agriculture lo the need of the Fed
eral government establishing forest
reserves in thc White mountains anti
in tlie Southern Appalachians. It
marked I ho opening of the figlit in
tliis session of Congress for thc crea
tion ot' these reserves io protect the
navigability of navigable streams, r.
purpose which thc commit ire conced
ed is constitutional.
Bebdes G?\cn:or Guild, of Massa
chusetts, who was the spokesman
until he was eompalled to leave th
city and turii his duties over to Co!.
William S. Harvey, of Philadelphia.
Governors Chamberlain, of Oregon:
Ansel, cf South Carolina; Hoke Smith
of Georgia, and Johnsen, of Minne
sota, former Governors George E.
Pardee, cf California, and Blanchard,
of Louisiana, and Dr. Edward Ever
ett Hale, chaplain of the Senate, were
among thsoc who appeared. Chair
man Scott, of (he committee, said I he
committee appreciated tho public i
sentiment in favor of the project but
that the problem of obtaining thc
desired end was difficult.
Representative Scott explained that
the House committee 0:1 the judiciary
had questioned the constitutionality
of action on the part of Congress
locking toward the purchase cf ?and
for the conservation of forests what
ever it might do toward protecting
the navigability of the streams, of the
Governor Guild, in responding, laid
emphasis upon the ability of the gen
eral go've&mcnt to undertake pro
jects for i fledge ii 01 al welfare of the
er,u:!?ry. MI..i?g?^hp appeal come
firm 0!' (|uuira^?)^tl:t> nation.
It is probably'.the t imo in his
tory that the Ciove^or?piNiouth Car
olina rmi the Oov?rnor of.'JMa^saehu
soils have joined lftmd in hr.
peal to Congress for^g^
of law for the genera
the United States," s?ic]
Gii?ld, as Im i bowed to jSoyerlS
sri. cf the 'S(Uriite^sSt;ito.
mountains' necessitated the ei
eira lion of the navigability
streams and the protection of the
harbors. He gave it as his opinion
thar the ern ci ri area to purchased
was the lower slopes of t'.e mountains
where the inclines arc so steep and
erosion so rapid that their uso for
agriculture is les? important (han the
preservation of thc streams.
Nine Injured by Bomb.
Xew York. Special.-Creeping over
the roof to rn airshaft in tho five
story tenement at Sixty-third
street, a Black Hand aient dropped
n bomb to the ground. The explosion
thar resulted was lerrific. The walls
of the building reeled and tottered,
almost fal lins1, omi every window
within a block or moro was shattered.
Nine people in the building and in
tlie street were injured by Ibo ex
plosion of the bemb, seme of them
seriously, although it is nor though!
that any of them will die. Tt was a
miracle that no one was killed out
right. The police are investigating
the case nv.d they have ?onie co Ike
conclusion thai the bomb dropping
was the work of thc same Black
Hand agent who three years ago kid
napped tho small son of an Italian
banker, who owns and oecupie.'i a part
of thc building, and that the motive
was revenge, tho banker having re
fused to ransom his son. Thc bomb
thrower made geed his cseane, but the
police believe i hat they have clues
which may lead to his capture, or pos
sibly to the breaking up of a Black
Every Ci tiren to Become a Soldier.
"Washington. Special.-Every male
ci'.izen iu the United States between
tho ages of IG and 4r> is to become a
part of the military force of the
country and to be liable for military
duly under the terms cf a bill, the
passage of wiiich has been recom
mended by thc Presiden! in a special
message to Congress. The bill pro
vides an elastic organization and, as
the President says, under its provi
sions it will be just as easy to raise
an army cf 2,500,009 as of 50,000.
Hale Succeeds Allison.
Washington. Special-A largely at
tended caucus of Republican Senators
unanimously elected Senator Halo,
of Maine. as chai;man cf the Repub
lican caucus io succeed thc late Sen
aim- Allison, nf Iowa. Thc positii ^
carries willi ii Hie chairmanship of
the Republican steering committee of
thc Senate Senator Halo's nomina
tion was thc only one before the
State Ne v/5 cf Interest From
V Acus Sections
TRISS TO tVST-l ?JAIL.
Aiken I? erro ISSIECD Attest to
Aiken, Special.-Will Blackwell,
colored, was placed in the county jail
Monday afternoon, charged with lar
ceny of live stock. The case is a
rather peculiar ene. Ic is charged
that last Thursday night Blackwell
went to the place of Mrs. Alice La
mar, near Longlcv, and s?ole a milk
cow. The cow was tracked for sev
eral miles the following day, but
when the trail was lest. Magistrate
David Bush was telephoned to ami
asked to be ou the lookout for the
cow nh?! thc thief. ' A fsw minutes
after the telephone message was re
ceived. Mr. Bush saw the cow and the
negro was leading her. He deputiz
ed a constable to arrest him. Black
well explained that he had toms
across thc cow in the road and that
she had followed him eft*. He was
placed in the Ellenton jail, and Sat
urday night, Magistrate Bush says,
he tried to bum the jail and escape,
and a large hole was burned in the
house, hut fortunately the lire did not
get any h ead wa v.
Mill Children Entertained.
Ware Shoals. Special.-On the
evening of Saturday, Mr. and Mrs.
Benjamin D. Riegel entertained 100
children employes of (ho Ware Shoals
Manufacturing Company to a. sump
tuous roast turkey supper. The little
folks enjoyed the feast of good things
provided and their happy faces be
tokened the fact that all had done
ample justice to the rich end varied
menu provided by their kind host and
hostess. Miss Francos Edmonslon
of Washington helped to make it
pleasant for the children, while a
company of local ladies and gentle
men acted as waitera upon the vari
ous tables. Several speeches were
made by Mr. W. C. Cobb. Mr. F. J.
Clark and others. Three hearty
sheers were given by the children in
honor of Mr. and Mrs. Riegel. Every
child received a present of oranges,
apples, candy and bananas before
leaving for their homes. The event
probed one of the happiest and most
appreciated ever held in our town..
County Fair For Edgefield.
Edgefield, Special.-At a meeting
~ the citzens f&f** county held here
^?eek>^C' -ricuitural fair
right to inereasT
)f .?5 each, the cs
nanently organized wHicn not less
han $200 has been subscribed and
paid in. A board cf directors, con
sisting of 10. wai: elected, also com
mittees to solicit subscriptions and
procure a charter. The fair is an as
Earvard Instructor Comes to Wofford
Spartanburg, Special.-Dr. Wm.
Colwell, for the past four years in.
structor in Cern?an at Harvard, was
dioscn by the trustees of Wofford cob
lege to succeed Dr. A. B. Cooke in
he department of modern languages,
Dr. Colwell is 30 years of age. Ho
?rill arrive in Spr.rranbur?r February
I. Until then his work will be divid
id among thc members of Wofford
'acuity. Dr. Cooke ha.s accepted a
josition as head of the department of
nodern languages at Throop institute
? Pasadena. Cal. He and family will
eave Spartanburg December 20.
3d. T. 0. Duncan Purchases Cotton
Spartanburg. Special.-A report
'eached Spartanburg that Col. T. C,
Duncan, fonr.eily cf Union, but now
)f Tennessee, had organized a com?
.??any in that State and had purchased
he Aetna Ccttcn Mills. Colonel Dun
can was formerly president of tht
3uft'aio and Union Mills.
Southern to Erect Nev/ Depot at Spar
Spartanburg. Special.-Tt is re
ported on good authority that th?
yfiieials of the Southern railway have
lecided to abandon the freight depot
it the present site and erect a large
md modern depo! in tho old S. U. &
"'. yards. The depot is too congested
'or thc glowing business and larger
markus aro needed. Superintendent
.'allis, it is said, was in Spartanburg
.econtly ana visited the S. T". & C.
ards fer the purpose of selecting a
Commissioner Watson went tr
?Vashingtcn to attend the meeting of
the Southern Commercial congress,
he National Rivers and Harbor* ton
rress and will later go 'o Kew York
'or a mooting Hie National Civi?
Vdt rat ion.
A commission was issued to the J.
\. Stanton company, a general mer
chandise concern of Tatum. Hampton
?ounty. The capital is $23,000.