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READY TO FLEE
The lisch Dynasty Stm (0 be io a
Most Perlons Situation.
TIE REBELS ARE ON TOP
The- Armies of the Imperialists and
Rebels Moving Slowlly and Under
Poor Generalship-?Defeat to the
Former Would be Great Calamity
to the Present Dynasty.
News from Peking, China^ la to
the effect that further defections to
the rebels including" Nan Chang,
Capital of the province of Kiang Sian
Kweilin, Capital of Kwang have serv
ed to increase the tension there of
the revolution To add to the serious
ness of the situation the Tze Cheng
Yuan^ China's first National Assem
bly, Wednesday gave to the Manchus
what the legations consider an ulti
matum. The Assembly impeached
Sheng Husan Pual, president of the
ministry of posts and communica
tions, and demanded his dismissal
with severe punishment.
? The charges against Sheng Hsuan
Puai were formulated by the people
of Sze Ohuen, Hu Peh and'Hu Nan.
Sheng negotiated the loans for the
nationalization of the railways and
has bceu a leading advocate of the
anti-provincial policy, which is re
garded as largely responsible for
the revolution. The inhabitants of
those provinces have shown strong
opposition to the proposed railway
loan. At the meeting of the As
sembly Wednesday members urged
that they were not against foreign
loans, but against the methods em
ployed and the result which were
tantamount to robbing China who
had already begun the railways in
selling them out to foreigners.
Sheng's secretary produced a writ
ten statement from his chief, who,
like the other members was absent
from the meeting of the Assembly,
hut he was shouted down. Cries of
J . "Decaptiate Sheng" rang through the
V hall. No one attempted to defend the
minister. When the Assembly rose to
vote, even the front row of Manchu
princes, evidently intimidated by the
radicals stood up demanding the no
tad Jffaiidaiin's degradation. The
only course open to the Government
Is either to sacrifice a man who is con
sidered by foreigners the strongest
member of the Cabinet or retaining
him, declare war on the Assembly as
?well as the vast majority of Chinese.
Gen. Yin Tchang's silence has given
rise to innumerable speculations. The
war minister who is in the field,
seems to consider it unnecessary to
communicate anything but his needs
to the President of the Government
board. Only the palace seems to know
his intentions. The Imperialist's com
mander has not been followed by any
foreigners and it is impossible to as
certain whether or not reports re
garding the Imperial army are true.
Some reports say his army upon
w'hich the dynasty's hope depends, is
seriously disorganized. The troops
have been pushed forward without
having been safeguarded in any man
ner which would already have meant
disaster had the enemy been more
Nevertheless, in spite of "disorgan
ization and disaffection the army ev
idently has moved steadily forward.
A wireless report from Hankow re
cently indicates that the Imperialist
and revolutionary forces are already
close to each other. Revolutionary
sympathizers excuse the lack of in
itiative on the part of Gen. Li Yuan
Heng, the rebel commander^ by cred
iting 'hdm with a deep laid plan to
permit Yin Tchang to enter the Hu
Peh bordee pass an then cut him off.
?But military men credit neither
commander with great ability. Un
doubtedly the palace is urging the
war minister forward because of the
dire necessity 'of a prompt victory.
Should he fail to fight or lose his first
serious engagement there appears no
hope of checking the revolt.
Trains go down to the South laden
with soldiers and equipment, but
they do not return. The troops set
forth without sufficient ammunition
then Quantities of ammunition fol
low^ but no commissary supplies.
There are rumors of mutlnles< re
treats and desertions. The moral po
sition of tho rebels is stronger than
that of the Imperialists. They could
lose a battle without a complete de
feat, having other cities to rally a
round. But the defeat of Yin Tchang
in view of the wavering of troops ev
erywhere, would leave the dynasty
unable to cope with the situation in
a single province. It is commonly
reported in Peking that the Imper
ial family is ready for flight. The
road to Jehol, 115 miles northeast
of Peking is studded with troops.
Other rumors designate the foreign
settlement in Tien Tsien as the pos
Womeni Fight Sa'loons.
The first move of the newly en
franchised women of California a
gainst the liquor traffic was taken
Wednesday morning aft Perris, Cal.,
where the suffrage leaders sent out a
call for all -women voters to register
for the purpose of making war on
the municipal council, which, it is
allegedt favor saloons. > i
WOMEN BADLY HURT.
Chairman Butler of the American
Automobile Association Was Kill
ed Near Tifton, Ga.
S. M. iButler, of New York City,
was instantly killed near Tifton Ga.,
Wednesday mornln,. when the auto
mobile which he w~s driving in the
Glidden tour was overturned. T. J.
Walker and his wife were injured.
Mr. Butler was chairman of the
contest board of the American Au
tomobile association. Walker is the
referee of the Glidden tour now in
The accident wac caused by the
steering knuckle on the car breaking
The car was wrecked and Mr. But
ler was instantly killed when he was
crushed by the wheel hub. Referee
Walker's Injuries are believed to be
Referee Walker la president of the
California Automobile association.
Mrs. Walker's arm was broken. The
injured people were carried to Tif
ton hospitals. The fatal accident
took place at 9:?0 o'clock three miles
from the city.
The machine wa9 running at a
good speed, when the steering ap
paratus went wrong. It plunged for
ward on Its nose and turned a som
ersault and settled on its side. But
ler was caught b?neath a wheel,
while the other . ccupants were
thrown to the road.
Other machines came to the rescue
and with the aid of a rope pulled the
car off Butler's body. He was badly
cut and crushed. His body was
placed aboard a train and brought
to this piace.
The Walkers, who also are from
New York, were brought to a local
hospital. Walker has a dislocated
shoulder and broken collar bone.
Mi's. Walker Is suffering more from
shock than from her broken arm.
Charles F. Kellman of Rochester,
N. Y., was in the same car, but es
KILLER OF BOUSHJEE CAUGHT.
He Was Heavily Armed WTien Taken
John Henry May, *vho killed Hen
ry Boushee at Union on Saturday
night was captured T uesday night. In
the afternoon he was located in the
house of "Buddie" Smith on the out
skirts of the city and Deputy Sheriff
J. G. Longf Jr., Chief of Police Milo
H. Evans ?nd Policemen J. C. Greg
ory and Robert 0'Shi.elds went to the
place in an automobile and surround
ed the house.
May was commanded to surrender
but refused, and the automobile was
sent back for the sheriff and addi
tional deputies and rifles. May finally
tilled Deputy Long into the house and
agreed to surrender to him and Chief
Evans saying that he refused to sur
render to the others. ny the time' the
sheriff was approaching May had
been taken into custody and was be
ing brought to the jail.
He was at once transferred to the
automobile, and between Sheriff
Long and Chief Evans was rushed to
the county jail where he now Is held.
When found in a room in "Buddie"
Smith's house he had three revolvers.
It is evident that he has cot Qzen
very far from the scene of the killing
since the officers have been looking
for him. He made no statement after
his arrest. ,
A THREE CORNERED TRAGEDY.
Msji Shot and Killed by an Officer at
At Fayettevllle, N. C. R. J. Chason
was shot and instantly killed by
Township Constable A I. J. Plate, af
ter Chason had inflicted who may
prove a fatal wound on the officer
as a result of a row between Chason
and a youthful lemonade vender out
side the grounds of the Fayettevllle
fair. The lemonade man, in the rush
of the home-coming crowds, spilt
I some lemonade on a woman's dress
I when Chason who was said to be In
| toxica.ted, took the matter up and
I attacking the vender, stabbed him
'1 the back. Constable Plate interven
ed to save the life of the younger
own throat. He ran and killed his
own throat. He red a^d killed his
attacker almost instar ly.
Held Up to the Night Agent.
Two masked men held up the
i night agent in the l>:>ke Shore and
Michigan Southern yards station at
Indiana Harbor, 20 miles from Chi
cago, Tuesday night, and took $500.
from the open safe. A posse of citi
zens was organized early Wednesday
'and went in pursuit of the bandits.
Gave His Iafe For Them.
In endeavoring to convince the
ab-original Indians of Britsh Guiana
of the sin of polygamy, "Elder" Da
vis an American seven a day adven
tist missionary, met his death by
poisoning. The natives objected to
his interference in their sinful cus
Lost Their Lives in Mine.
Nine men were killed, ten wound
ed and fifteen imprisoned by a cave
in the result of an explosion of a
keg of powder wrich ignited black
Camp in Ogara mine? nine miles
north Illinois. Most of the men in i
the mine were Americans. I
;giil M\m Bales Picked Up to
EXCEEDS FORMER YEARS
Cotton Made Ready For (Market
Largely Exceeds the Amount Gin
ned To Same Date In Preceding
Three Seasons as Will Be Seen by
the Report Published Below.
Cotton ginning throughout the
South since the picking of the crop
of 1911 began has been carried on
with greater activity this season than
in any^year In the history of the in
dustry and has resulted In the un
precedented quantity of 7,740 654
bales of cotton ginned to October |
18 and 1,044 469 more than the big
sued at 10 o'clock Wednesday show
ed that greater quantities were gin
ned during the season in erery cot
ton State except Oklahoma.
There were 2,316 000 bales more
than were ginned last year to the'
same date; 1,322 740 bales more
than during the record crop year of
1904, and 47.7 per cent of this1
year's total crop of 13 697,310 run
ning bales were ginned to October
18 and 1,44,469 more than the big
crop of 1908 when 48.1 per cent of
the year's crop of 13 432,131 run
ning bale's were ginned to that date.
Throughout the growing season
various conditions caused the crop to
mature much earlier than In most
previous years and harvest condi
tions have been excellent in most
districts of the cotton belt. In Tex
as the ginning surpassed previous
record by more than 600,000 bales;
in Georgia by 428,000 ibales; in Ala
bama by 138 000 bales; in North
Carolina 129,000 bales, and in South
Carolina by 132,000 bales.
The number of running bales
counting round as half bales, with
comparative statistics to the corre
sponding date for the past three
years and the percentage of the to
tal crop ginned to October 18 in
these years is as follows: 7,740 -
634 bales, compared with 5423,62S
bales last year when 4 6.9 per cent
of the entire crop was ginned to Oct
ober 18; 5 530,967 bales In 1909,
when 54.8 per cent was ginned, and
6,296 166 bales in 1908, when 48*1
per cent was ginned.
Ginning by States with compari
sons and the percentage of total crop
ginned to October 18 in previous
Years. Ginned, of crop.
1911. .. 834,637 ....
1910. 525,226 44.11
1909. . . 512,323 49.3
1908. 694.10 52.1
1911 . 277,978 _
1910.?.?. . 161,363 20.i
1909 . ..... 330 884 47.4
1908 . 347)468 34.9
1911 .? 42,875 _
1910 . . . 27 238 40.5
1909 ..... 35)006 56.6
1908 . ... ..i. 34,027 48.2
1911 . 1 547,257 _
1909 .1,113 341 60.2
1911 . . 175 446 _
1910 . 113)770 46.1
1909 .i_143,977 55.7
1908 . 207 992 44.6
1911 ... ..:. 384,976 _
1910 .-. ... 358,851 29.6
1909. 380 096 36.4
1908 . 621)399 38.4
1911. 438,466 . . ..
1910 . 250 141 33.2
1909. 25?)?40 40.2
1908. . . 276,222 40.4
1911 .. .391 012 ...
1910 . 421)625 45.8
1909 . 329,429 59.6
1911 ,.. . . 792,931 _
1910.i. 516,232 42.6
1909 . 624 301 54.9
190S. 660)67S 54.3
1911. 125,791 _
1 910 . 57,769 18.0
1909 . 101,250 42.1
1908 . 131 073 39.2
1911 .-?.2,694,067 _
1910 .2 070,261 70.2
1909. .1)675,428 67.8
190S. 2 047,796 56.5
All Other States.
1911 . .i. . .i. 32,1 98 _
1910.? 8,540 1 0.1
1909 .,. 19 S92 34.6
190S. 23)623 32.3
His Hard Head Saved Him.
After falling from the fifth floor of
a building at Tampa, Fla., on which
he was working and landing on his
head and hands Lee Maxwell, a ne?
gro, got up and walked from the
scene Wednesday afternoon. Ho
sustained only minor Injuries.
One Killed as Bridge Falls.
The bridge across the branch
tracks of the Pennsylvania Railroad
in the western section of Philadel
phia collapsed with workinginen who
were repairing it. One man was kill
ed and seven ethers injured.
.G. S. C, SATURDAY, OCTO)
STORY OF A CRIME
MAY BRING TO LIGHT THE FOUL
MURDER OF A BOY.
It Is Thought That the Murderer is
Now a Resident of the Town of
?The town of Gaffney grew excited
last Wednesday when a rumor reach
ed there that a red handed murderer
was living in the town unsuspected.
The excitement was caused by the
following item which appeared some
weeks ago in a (North Carolina news
"In Rutherfordton County evi
dence is being gathered to5 Incrimi
nate one of its foremost citizens,
who has moved to South Carolina re
centy of one of the most hideous
crimes. It is asserted that he is guilty
of murder and arson. It is charged
that the man, whose name will be
given out in short time, murdered a
young boy near Island Ford some
years ago and also burned a Gov
ernment store house after stealing
the whiskey. The man in question
will 'Probably endeavor to escape on
the plea of insanity, but stops are
being taken to prevent this, while
detectives are on the trail_ and a
sensation is promised soon."
A minister of Gaffney who read
the above article stated to a news
paper reporter that the finger of sus
picion pointed to a certain man and
that circumstances led him to believe
that the man was then in Gaffney.
The story goes that a. man of Ruth
erfordton county hired a boy to work
for him, or rather the boy was bound
t him. The man was of a rather
penurious disposition and did not
provide for the boy very suita
Finally the youngster prevailed on
his employer to purchase a new suit
of clothes and this was done but
shortly after, the employer became,
incensed over trivial offence, and go
ing to the house of a neighbor he
secured his assistance and went on
the trail of the boy. It is this neigh
bor who is said to be living in Gaff
ney at this time.
Together the pair pursued the boy
to the Island Ford referred to above,
where they caught him. They then
forced him to remove the clothing
and gave him his choice of swim
ming Broad River at that point, or
taking seventy-five lashes. The youth
decided to try the swim, and had
started when "the two men opened
fire on him. . It is said that several
shots were fired from pistols and that
the boy sank.
He was never heard of or seen af
ter that but later the skeleton was
found further down the river. It
is further stated that the man who
first had the boy hired died a short
time after this and on his death bed
confessed to the crime, and stated'
that the other man had since moved
to South Carolina.
SNAKE CHOKES CHILD.
Teacher Unwinds Reptile and Whips
it to Death.
New Philadelphia, O., Oct. 25.?A
?ilacksnage five feet long coiled sev
eral times around her neck, nearly
killed Lillian Porcher, aged eight, of
Port Washington, Pa., while she was
at play during recess at school.
The child was choked unconscious
and is in a critical condition. A
teacher pulled the snake from the
child's neck and killed it. The little
girl and a companion were playing
in a building in the school yard when
the snake dropped from the rafters
and coiled around her neck. She
tried to dash the reptile to the
ground but it gripped tightly and
she fell struggling.
The other child danced up and
down in horror and screamed at the
top of her voice. This attracted the
teacher. When the latter entered the
building the Porcher child black In
the face, was unconscious. The teach
er seized the snake by the neck and
unwinding it_ whipped it to pieces
against the wall.
SAVES HER MISTRESS' LIFE.
A Good Cow Butt? and Runs Away
a Bad Cow.
At Kansas City, Mo. her pet cow^,
"Bossy," saved the life of Mrs. Kate
Vermillion when she was attacked on
her farm Thursday by another cow
in the herd with which the valorous
"Bossy" was on bad terms. "Bossy"
was in another part of the clover
field when the bad cow of the flock,
"Honey Dew," began to trample and
gore Mrs. Vermillion. The good cow
came on the run mooing angrily,
and it jumped at the bad cow, full
tilt and butted and trampled it, while
the woman crawled away. She was
dangerously injuredi but will recov
Young Lady Fatally Burned.
Johnny, the 5-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Collier, who
lives a few miles northeast of Buch
anan, Ga., was burned to death at
the home of his parents Saturday
morning at an early hour. His
clothes caught from a fire place.
Writer Burned to Death.
Los Angelest Cal., Frank Hotall
ing, a magazine writer of New York,
was burned to death in a rooming
house fire. Hotalling left his room
and then returned for manuscripts
when he was overcome.
BER 28, 1911.
WHAT HE SAYS
Senator Tillman Defines His Position in
BLEASE IS MISTAKEN
Says He Will Be Neutral and Gives
His Reasons?Thinks Jones Has
a Good Chance to Win?Would Not
Fight Blease Unless He is Proven
"The statement given by Gov.
Blsase at Barnwell Tuesday contains
nothing new to me; for it is only a
rewrite of a letter I wrote him re
cently, and in which I wrote nothing
to lead him to beHeve that I had any
intention of doing otherwise in the
approaching gubernatorial contest,
than i stated to you when you were
here a few weeks ago; that is that I
intend to remain strictly neutral in
the campaign," said Senator B. R.
Tillman Wednesday,, at his home in
Trenton to a representative of The
"I could not afford to take sides in
the contest for both Gov. Blease and
Judge Jones are personal and politi
cal friends of mine, and I have told
Blease that. I also told him that, if
I saw reason to take side., against
him at any time I certainly would
not knife him, but would tell him
before I told any one else."
Senator Tillman smiled several
times, and winked during the read
ing of the article to him by the
newspaper man?he somehow had
missed getting his paper Wednes
"It is going to be a close fight," he
said "and Blease is losing no time.
He is campaigning now and has been
"He is keeping before the people
and he is making friends, while
Judge Jones is seemingly doing noth
ing yet. The newspapers, somehow<
always have some kind of j. story
about Judge Jones.
"There are two things in BJease's
statement that he is mistaken in
"One is with regard to Richards
being in a frame-up to bring Judge
Jones out to oppose him. Why,. 1
know that Richards was seriously
considering entry into the race him
self. It has been his ambition to be
governor and he thought that, with
my condition?supposed to be liable
to drop off at any moment?if he
could heat Blease and be governor,
he would be in line for promotion
and be able to beat any other man;
and he was one of the most surprised
men in the State when Judge Jones
"The other error Blease makes is
In saying that I was about to pub
lish a letter indorsing him in 1010,
but was persuaded from it by a news
"I did write a letter such as he
speaks of, but I did not'publish it. I
changed my mind, and no newspape^
nor man connected with a newspaper
had anythig to do with that letter
not being published after it was
"However I voted for Blease in the
second primary, I voted for Richards
in the first."
Commending further on the situ
tion or as he called it, "muddle,"
the senator said that because he had
proclaimed neutrality it did not fol
low that he must maintain an armed
"But," he said, "If Tom Felderf or
any one else goes before the legisla
ture and proves?actually proves?
that Blease is, or has been, crooked
I'll take sides quick and fight him;'
for South Carolina is a proud State
and will not stand for rottenness if
she knows it."
"Senator Gov. Blease says in his
statement that there are no differ
ences between you and him. Is that
true?" was asked by the newspaper
"There are no friendly, personal
differences between us I suppose
that's what he meant."
The senator said that he does not
know who is responsible for the can
didacy of Judge Jones hut that he
had no idea but what Judge Jones
told the truth when Judge Jones said
he had been urged by letters and
men all over the State to run, and
that he had a laudable ambition to
be governor and "in line of promo
tion" for the senatorial toga "if any
thing should happen to me."
"Don't you think the attitude of
the governor toward him as chief
justice, and the clashes with him
the governor has precipitated had
something to do with his announce
ment?" was asked.
"Why, if a man has any spirit and
pugnacity in him at all I should
think he would want to get at the
other fellow, under such circumstan
ces?meet him on his own plane?
and fight him. Don't you? I know I
"And that's just what Jones has
got to .do if he expects to win?fight
him. He has got to take th2 stump
and fight?and he's got to use Blease
tactics. If ho dor.' that and makes
his fight on Blease's record, he will
Sheriff and .Murderer Killed.
In a running fight with a sheriff's
posse Cal McRalle alleged double
murderer, was killed and Deputy
Sheriff Thomas, of the posse received
wounds dying later. j ?
FLIES LIKE BIRD
ORVTIiLE WRIGHT GOES UP HIGH
Result Of Experiments Under Trying
Conditions Leads Him To the Hope
Of Great Results.
At Kill Devil, N. C, Orville
Wright in his glides Wednesday in
a fifty mi^e gale went aloft and re
mained virtually stationary nearly
ten minutes, and maintained an al
titude of one hundred and fifty feet.
The record-breaking "flight" was
the seventeenth of the series that be
gan Wednesday when theraiu ceased.
The first glide lasted only 54 seconds,
each lengthening until the final one.
When Lorin Wright and Alexand
er Ogilvde, the English aviator,
brought out the machine for the in
itial flight the wind' gauge showed
that the gale was 35 miles and fresh
ening. Sand carried by the wind
pelted the aviators, the tiny particles
cutting like small shot. In the opin
ion of the experiments no more try
ing weather conditions, under which
to make the te3t of the machine,
could be found.
The glider was equipped with a
rear rudder of 2 4-foot spread. In
front, to preserve the' balance, a 10
pound bag of sand was swung on
the end of a rod extending eight feet
in front of the aviator's seat. The
ailerons, or balancing wings on the
fides of the machine were adjusted
and Orville Wright lifted himself in
to the seat.
"Let it go" he shouted. Lorin
Wright and Ogilvie thrust the glider
into the face of the rising gale and
it shot up. Again and again this
was repeated until for almost ten
minutes Wright soared like a brood
ing buzzard on the crest of a fifty
Orville Wright admitted his satis
faction with the results and declared
the conditions under which the flight
was made were unusually severe. The
success of the experiment is under
stood to mark a long step forward in
the science of aviation and to point
the way toward solving the problem
of automatically preserving the equil
ibrium of iavier-than-air machines.
NEARLY A MILE A MINUTE.
Two Naval Officers Do Some Past Aer
After a night in a hydro-aeroplane,
145 miles down coast from Annap
olis Md., Lieuts. S. Gordon Ellison
and'John. G. Towers, U. S. N., land
ed late Wednesday on the broad
reach of Buckroe Beach Va., three
miles from Fortress Monroe. The
officers were suffering from the bit
ter cold when they landed and hur
ried to shelter.
Lieut. Ellison, who is in charge of
the naval aeronautic school at An
napolis, and Lieut. Towers made
their descent after the most remark
able and successful flight in the his
tory of naval aviation;' haying flown
from Annapolis, a distance of 145
miles in the remarkable time of two
hours' and twenty-seven minutes.
The flight was made without stop
or mishap. The flight was the
second attempt in as many weeks,
the plucky aviators being forced to
return to Annapolis on their former
attempt, owing to engine trouble af
ter covering half the distance. Over
Old Point the engine was stopped
and the hydro- aeroplane was allow
ed to settle in the water which it
did with the grace of a gull. The
gear was changed to the propeller
shaft and the machine was run a
PICKPOCKET WAS OUTWITTED.
Man He Had Robbed Turned Him
Over to a Policeman.
Just as Harry D. Miller of Bridge
port had missed a train at the Grand
Central Depot in New York Thursday
evening, a well dressed stranger con
soled with him and invited him to
a drink. At the bar Miller felt his
watch and money slip from his pock
et. He said nothing, bnt quietly walk
ed to the street with the man and
called to Police Sergeant Walsh as
he passed them. At the station house
the man said he was Charles Smith
of No. 287 Third avenue. He admit
ted taking the watch, and was chew
ing up a $5 bill when it was chocked
out of his mouth. He was locked up
charged with grand larceny.
Most Too Much of a Name.
"I am glad for the opportunity to
have my name changed," said Miss
23 years old, Wednesday at Terra
Haute, Ind., as she was handed the
papers which gave her privilege to
change the burdensome appelation.
She will be married to Louis Kleanj
Young Man Accidentally Killed.
While out squirrel hunting Mon
day on Wampaw Creek Newell Wil
son, son of Mr. Edward Wilson, of
Honey Hill, was shot and instantly
killed by the accidental discharge of
Died After Being Paroled.
John R. Walsh, the former bank
?r, publisher and railroad owner, re
leased a week ago from the Leaven
worth federal penitentiry, died of
heart disease. V*
TWO CENTS PER COPY.
WILL BE BUSY
The General Assembly Will Have Harjr
Important Offices to Fill.
SEVERAL NEW JUDGES
Insurance Commissioner Directors
of the Penctentiary, State Libra*
rian and Several Minor Olfices Are
All to be Filled by the Legislature
When It Meets.
Much of the time of the general
assembly which convenes early in
January, will be consumed with elec
tions. There are a number of im
portant positions to be filled, and a
large number of candidates are al
ready being discussed. The friends
of the candidates have commenced
to prepare for the battle of ballots
among the members of the general
Among the most important elec
ions will be that for the justiceship
of the supreme court. Ira B. Jones
I of Lancaster, has resigned as chief
I justice( and several have been men
tioned'for his place. He will retire
from the bench on January 9, the
day before the legisilature cou-?
An additional justice will be elect*
jed, as provided by the constitution
I al amendment of 1911. The. legisla
ture failed to elect this justice at
the last session?a deadlock lasting
for several weeks with the vote for,
the leading candidates unchanged.
The same candidates, and others,
will agan be in the race for this po
sition. C. A. Woods associate jus
ice will be reelected.' His term ex
pires next year.
At the last session of the general.,
assembly providing for a tenure of
ten years for supreme court Justices
was adopted. This will cause an elec
tion every two years with five mem
bers on the bench.
Three circuit judges will be elect
ed at the next session of the general
assembly. The terms of J. W. De
Vore of the 11th circuit, and S. W.
G. Shipp, of the 12th circuit, will ex
pire next year. They will be reelect
ed. A successor to the late J. C.
Klugh, of the Eighth circuit, will
/There will be two vacancies oh
the board of directors of the state
penitentiary. The terms of J; D.
Deas, of Camden, and W. H. Glenn,
of Andersoni will expire.
The general assembly will elect a
state librarian. The only candidate
announced so far is Miss L. H. La
Borde, who has filled the position so
acceptably for the past several
F. H. McMaster is the only can
didate that has been announced for
the position of state insurance com
missioner. He was the first insur
ance commissioner elected and has
built up a strong department.
A TRAGEDY OF THE DESERT.
Thirsting Family Dii-k Water From
a Poison Spring.
One of the most pitiful tragedies
of the Mojabe Desert in recent years
was discovered in Inyo county, Cal.,
when a party of teamsters on their
way across the sandy waste came
upon the family of George McBer
McDermott and family, consisting
of his wife and five children, started
overland several weeks ago for mill
valley Utah. Becoming short of wa
ter, it is thought, they drank from
cne of the numerous poison springs
on the desert. Their horse and cow
became sick and the cow died. Then
McDermott fell ill and died six days
The distracted widow and mother
then took up the reins and drove tbo
nearly dead horses for miles over
the desert in search of water until
j she too was stricken. When the
teamsters found the family the moth
j er was near death and the children,
all sick, were clinging to her. All
were taken on to Mill City and it is
thought the mother will die.
STOPPED BINFORD PICTURES.
Came Near Having a Riot About II
At Durham, N. C, a riot was nar
rowly averted Tuesday when police
put a stop to the display of moving
pictures of Beulah Binford, the 17
year-old "girl in the case" In the
recent Beattie murder trial in Rich
mond, Va. The proprietor of the
picture theatre threatened ,1}o kill
Sergeant Pc-ndergrast when the offi
cer attempted' to stop the machine.
An angry crowd hooted the police,
who quickly swore out warrants
and stopped the show. Manager Wil
kinson was admitted to bail. The
police acted by virtue of a resolu
tion adopted Saturday by the city
council, prohibiting reproduction of
Fatal Accident On a Boat.
J. H. Tibbs, colored, chief water
tender of the torpedo boat Tingey,
who was scalded in the accident
which occurred aboard the vessel
Sunday morning off Charleston, died
at the station hspitai at the Navy
Yard at 8 o'clock yesterday morning
J. S. Meyers, the fireman, who wag
also badly scalded, still lives.