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MADE JffiT GAT'
Today's Election Iadicafle Steady Treed
WAAT THE BALLOTS SAY
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Iieraccrats Sweep Kentucky, Win
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nijjg Her Back From the Republi
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Kew Jersey?Some Other Results.
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Elections were held Tuesday in
many cities and States throughout
the country, showing varying results,
with, little indication-of a widespread
wave, of public sentiment. On the
whole the advantages are with the
Democrats, whose gains are greater
tri an their losses. We present'below
some of the results of the battle of
Comes Back to Fold.
Kentucky voters returned the
State to the Democratic column to
day and elected the entire Demo
cratic State ticket by majorities
ranging anywhere from 25,000 to
40,000. Complete returns may show
still larger majorities. James B.
McCreary will occupy the Governor's
chair again, after an Intermission of
thirty-six years, he having beei.
elected to the office previously in
The Herald and Post, of Louis
ville, both of which supported the
Republican ticket, conceded iMc
Cvcary's election by 40,000. The re
turns have surprised even the most
optimistic Democrats, most of whom
said the election would be close.
As it is. the Republican majority
of 7,000, by which the present ad
ministration went into office, was
shattered and the Democratic State
ticket will go into office more strong-]
ly endorsed than has been any ticket
The Herald attributes Republican
de Teat to what it considered unpop
ularity of present Republican nation
al and State administrations in Ken
tucky. Neither party had a para
mount issue. Both stood for the
county unit prohibition election plan
and advancement in methods of gov
erning State institutions.
Massachusetts Elects Democrat.
Complete returns show that the
Democrats won the State election
Tuesday and kept Massachusetts in
th.;? party column by continuing Gov
ernor Eugene N. Foss in office for a
second term. The returns give Foss
(Democrat) 210,662; Frothingham
In the campaign speeches, Repub
lican orators urged Frothingham's
election on the ground that the Na
tional Administration should be sup
ported in its tariff policy and that a
Democratic victory would mean a
Mow to the textile industries of the
Governor Foss placed his record
before the people and asked for sup
port. It was expected, because of
an off year, the total vote would fall
off considerably, but the average was
The make-up of the remainder of
the -State ticket was still in doubt at
Midnight, although both branches of
the Legislature were apparently Re
Governor Foss issued the follow
"The people have won their second
great victory over machine rule in
spite of the most scandalous boodle
campaign ever waged in this State.
"Massachusetts has spoken unmis
takably for an honest revision of the
tariff and for a business administra
ticn of the Commonwealth.
"The national significance of this
election is inestimable and the rest
of ihe country will follow tho lead of
Backset in New .Jersey.
Returns indicate that the Republi
can? will control both branches of
the New Jersey Legislature next win
ter. Gloucester County, which, ac
cording to a early returns was in
doubt, elected a Republican Senator,
and this will make the Senate stand
eleven Republicans and ten Demo
crats. The Assembly will be made
up of practically 3S Republicans to
Last year's Assembly consisted ofj
42 Democrats and IS Republicans.
The Democrats elected 12 of their 17
candidates for sheriff. The election
for Assemblymen showed gains for
the Republicans in a number of coun
ties that last fall elected Democrats,
that were carried through by Gov
ernor Wilson in connection with his
candidacy for the Governorship.
The counties that last winter had
Democratic Assemblymen, but who
next year will be represented by Re
publicans, are Bergen, Essex. Glou
cester, Morris, Somerset and Union.
Ohio Towns Come Over.
The Democrats were swept into
power in the three largest, cities of
Ohio Tuesday, Columbus. Cincinnati,
and Cleveland, returning decisive
In Cincinnati. Mayor Louis Schwab
running for re-election with the Re
pubiiean endorsement, was defeated
by HenTy T. Hunt, Democrat, by
In Cleveland, Newton D. Baker.
Democrat and political heir to the
?. BLOODY DETAILS
OP MASSAw l21 INCENSE THE
The National Assembly Decides Again
to Urge Yuan Shi Kai to Come to
The removal of the hitherto rigor
ous censorship Imposed on the Chi
nese press at Pekin is a notable sign
qi the times... The Chinese papers
Monday publish with the greatest of
freedom long accounts of the Han
kow massacres, giving the details and
attributing the blame to the imper
ialists for ;both the Hankow and the
As a- consequence of. this publica
tion there is increased animosit>
toward the Manchus. It is suspected
that the regent's brother, .Prince Tai
Suan, has left the country, as he has
not been seen for three days. He ob
tained the month's leave from his
post as acting minister of the navy.
A private letter from an officer of
Yuan Shi Kai's staff says that the
rebel leader, Gen. Li Yuen Heng,
makes 25 demands, the most impor
tant of which is that the imperial
household shall proceed to Jehol with
the entire court, including the eu
nuchs, and shall remain there, receiv
ing in return adequate pensions from
the new government, which is to be
A special secret meeting of the na
tional assembly Sunday afternoon de
cided to telegraph Yuan Shi Kai, ex
plaining the fearfully involved con
d'tion of the political situation at Pe
king which required the immediate
presence of the premier. Otherwise,
the assembly would be unable co tide
over the difficulties.
A member of the assembly explains
that this is a fair warning and that if
Yuan does not comply another prem
ier possibly may be appointed. Con
sular reports from Mukden say many
Chinese are fleeing into the country,
believing the Manchus will retreat
and massacre the Chinese inhabitants.
Yuan Shi Kai has requested that
the fifth division quartered in Shan
tung province proceed to Nieko, a
lew miles from Hankow. The third
Chang Chun Fu division is arriving
at Lanchau in detachments of 209.
S;> far warm comradeship has been
shown between the soldiers of the two
The Peking chamber of com
merce has requested the government
to provide 4,000 rifles and a suffi
cient supply of ammunition to arm
the commercial police and consulat
employes. There are othere evi
dences of anxiety over a possible out
break within the city.
Robert Gaily, a noted Princeton
football player, who if now head of
the Young Men's Christian associa
tion of Peking, not trusting to the po
lice, is organizing a band of 25 Amer
icans and Britishers with 100 Chinese
volunteers for defense. Both Manchu
and Chinese women will be cared for
by this body.
late Tom L. Johnson, was elected
mayor by probably 20,000, while
practically the entire Democratic
ticket is elected with him.
Results in Other States.
Returns received up to midnight,
from throughout New York State on
the Assembly election, indicate that
the complexion of that body will be
as follows: Republicans, 100; Dem
ocrats, 49; Socialists, 1. This would
mean a gain of 37 Beats for the Re
publicans and give them a majority
Early returns from the State elec
tion in Maryland were inconclusive,
as between Arthur P. Gorman, Dem
cratic candidate for Governor, and
Philip Lee Goldsborough, Republican.
On the first meagre returns, Republi
can State Chairman Hanna claimed
the State for Goldsborough.
The first election held in the new
State of New Mexico is still in doubt,
both Republican and Democratic can
delates for Governor claiming elec
tion on meagre early returns. In
dications point to a Republican Leg
islature, which elects two Republican
United States Senators.
In Rhode Island, early returns In
dicated the election of Governor
Poihier (Republican) over Louis A.
Waterman (Democrat) by an in
New York State elected a Repub
lican assembly, thus depriving Cov
ernor Dix (Democrat) o7 the support
he has had heretofore from a Legis
lature Democratic in both branches.
The present New York assembly has a
Democratic majority ot 24. The new
ly elected assembly will have a Re
publican majority of upwards of 30.
In New York City (.Manhattan and
Bronx) the Tammany strength was
materially reduced, but its candidates
for judicial and county offices were
elected by greatly reduced pluralities.
In Brooklyn the fusion judicial and
county candidates w< re successful,
with perhaps an exception.
Clear Democratic Gain.
Jos. A. Taggart, a Democrat, was
Tuesday elepted to CongiesB from
the 2nd Kansas district by a majori
ty estimated at 1,200 votes crer his
Republican opponent, Ulysses S. Guy
er, to fill the unexpire l term of the
late Republican chairman, A. C.
?Mitchell. Mitchell car ried the dis
trict in 1910 by 3,4:10 over John
Eight Socialist Mayors.
The main featur? in tht municipal
Estimated Consumption fei the Coming
Year Twenty Miilien Balis
SO REPORTS CONSULS
These Consular Reports Show That
Foreign Countries Will Need the
Coming Year About Twelve Mil
lion Bales Cotton, Writh Several
Countries Yet to Hear From.
Estimates of the American consu
lar officers abroad of the amount of
cotton required by the principal for
eign countries for manufacturing pur
poses during the cotton year endir.g
September 1, 1912, place the amount
at 12,518,112 bales of 500 pounds
These estimates were called for by j
the department of state at the re
quest of the Governor of Texas who I
wanted the information for the con-|
fcrence of Governors at New Orleans.
The summary, however, is incom
plete as a number of countries werel
not included for th? reason that es-|
timates were not received.
The department's information!
shows the total foreign demand is as|
Country. 500-pound bales. I
"?Estimates for England and Italy
refer to demands for American cotton |
Including the normal demands of
Greece, Portugal, Sweden, Denmark,
Norway, British-India and all other
countries, this amount would be in
creased by almost 2,000,000 bales,
England and Italy require about 750,
000 bales more than the estimated
aDove for thpir total consumption.
With these additions the amount will I
be approximately 15,268,11 2 bales.
If the American consumption were
the same as that in 1910, the total
amount of cotton needed during this
cotton year would be about 20,000,
000 bales, compared with 18,321,000
bales consumed by mills throughout
the world in 1910.
It is pointed out, however, that the
state department's estimate of the
needs of China (2,300,000 bales)
probably includes a large quantity of
cotton consumed by hand looms and
which is not taken into account in
the census bureau's reports of the
world's mill consumption, which
shows a consumption for China of on
ly 315,000 bales.
The consul general at Shanghai re-|
ports that there is a temporary de
mand for American cotton due to the
fact that many domestic producers
are holding back their product and
about 50,000 bales have been pur
chased from the United States. Hel
thinks the present disturbance in |
China and the consequent money
stiess may curtail the consumption.
If the present unrest in China con
tinues, the American consul general
at London says, Lancashire's chief
market for cotton pie^e goods will be
An element of uncertainty ex-|
lets in Italy, the consul general at Ge
noa, reports owing to the war with
Turkey, as that country is a large im
porter of Italian rotton textiles, and
prolongation of the war naturally
would result in closing that market
t-> Italian mills. It is believed, how
ever, he adds, that the large Ameri
can cotton crop this year will mater
k lly reduce, the price of raw mater
ial and bring about an increased
home demand in Italy which will be
sufficient to offset the loss of the
trade with Turkey.
contests throughout Ohio is the large
Socialist vote, eight cities electing So
cialist Mayors Tuesday.
These cities are Lorain, St. Mary's,
.Martin's Ferry, Fostoria, Mount Vei
non. Barberton, Salem and Cuyahoga
In Canton it will take the official
count to decide whether the Socialist
candidate of Turnbull. Democrat, is
elected, as unofficially Tunilull wins
by three votes.
Socialists Sweep Things.
A dispatch from Schenectady. N.
Y., says, for the first time in the his
tory of that county, the Socialists
have polled a counting vote, elect
ing a mayor, all but one city officer
and a majority of the county offices,
which will make the common coun
cil nnd probably the county board of
Found With Throat Cut.
A. S. Cook, a young white man
from Monroe, was found dead with
his throat cut. on the front of a ne
gro house in Charlotte Sunday
morning. The jugular vein was sev
ered and one hand badly cut, as
though he had attempted to ward off
a knife thrust.
S. C, THURSDAY, NOVEMB;
DOES NOT FAVOR PIAN
ItLEASE DECLINES TO CALL ON
Says Such an Expense Would Not Be
Justified Under the Existing Cir
In a lengthy letter to Mr. J. J.
Evans of Bennettsville, dispatched
Tuesday, Governor Blease states in
full his reason for not calling an ex
tra session of the JState legislature,
as requested at a mass meeting of
business interests in Bennettsville
The letter was in reply to the fol
lowing telegram received by the gov
ernor Tuesday morning from Mr.
Evans, stating the situation, and ask
ing for a hearing on the matter on
the 13th. Here is the telegram:
His Excellency, Hon. Cole L. Blease,
Columbia, S. C.
At a mass meeting of the farmers
of Marlboro County resolutions
were passed directing the delegation
from this county to request you to
call the legislature together to con
sider a plan of relief for present sit
uation. Will it be agreeable to grant
us a hearing next Monday, November
(Signed) J. J. Evans.
The extra session was desired to
take some action looking to an im
mediate relief of the present situa
tion of lower prices for cotton. The
refusal to call the extra session is
placed on the grounds of the heavy
expense entailed, the fact that mat
ters are not in shape now to allow a
special session to do the business of
the regular session, and that the re
sults of any action that might be
taken would be of value only to a
limited number of famers.
MONEY BAGS STOLEN ENROUTE.
Disappeared From Mail Between Ra
leigh and New York.
That a United States mail pouch
containing $20,000,\ routed from Ra
leigh to New York, disappeared two
weeks ago in a manner very similar
to a recently reported $20,000 theft
of a pouch at Lynchburg, Va., be
came known at Greensboro, N. C, on
Monday. Beyond admitting that the
pouch was lost, officials refused to
discuss the matter.
It is declared unofficially that the
Raleigh pouch disappeared after be
ing receipted for by a mail clerk on a
train passing Greensboro and also
that the clerk in whose custody it
was last placed has been suspended
from the service pending an investi
The pouch was handled by the lo
cal postoffice at Greensboro and later
transferred to the mail clerk now un
der suspension. It is said he remem
bered seeing and checking it on a
through check under the train shed
but that he did not detect its loss un
til he reached the end of his run and
found himself unable to tally with his
The impression prevails that the
disappearance of this as well as the
pouch reported lost from Lynchburg
can be accounted for by the same per
son or party.
FOUGHT ARMED ROBBER.
Made Good His Boast Wien High
waymen Entered Saloon.
At Chicago, Charles S. Schultze, a
bcker, made good a boast Monday
night that he would not be afraid to
"tackle an armed robber," and now
lies perhaps fatally wounded in a
hospital, as a consequence.
Schultze had barely spoken the
words, when two highwaymen, armed
with revolvers, walked into a Went
worth avenue saloon and ordered the
baker with several other men to hold
up his hands. Schultze sprang upon
one of the thugs and tried to wrench
the weapon from him.
In the struggle that followed he
was shot twice. Schultbze lives next
door to the saloon. His wife heard
the shots and running to the place to
see if her husband was injured, was
knocked down by one of the thugs,
both of whom escaped.
SHOT IN ATTEMPTING ESCAPE.
Woman's Assailant Done to Death in
Break for Liberty.
Within three, hours Monday after
Riley Johnson, negro, attacked a
young woman at a farm house near
Clarksville, Texas and clubbed her
mother into insensibility, when she j
responded to her daughter's appeals!
for assistance, he was captured by a
sheriff's posse and shot to death by
bystanders, when terrified by the!
threats of lynching, he made a break;
for liberty. Johnson was freightenedl
from the farm house by the appear-j
ance of neighbors. He was captured
by a posse of officers and was climb
ing aboard a vehicle, to be brought,
to Clarksville, when some one shout-!
ed to hang him. The negro turned
on his captors, but instantly he had
freed himself he was shot to death by
a crowd of men who had accompan
ied the posse.
Result Satisfied Bryan.
At his home at Lincoln, Neb., Wil
liam Jennings Bryan Tuesday night
expressed his satisfaction, over what
he interpreted from the limited re
ports he had received to be a gen
eral victory for the Democrat*.
ER, 9, 1911.
WORK JF FIEND
Ab ?pflo Switch Canses Wreck et Pas
senger Train at Swansea
ENGINEER WAS KILLED
Train "Wrecker Causes Passenger To|
Crash Into Box Cars, Causing the!
Engine to Turn Over, Crushing the
Life of the Engineer and Hurting
Lawrence Itobinson, celored ,was
arrested Monday, charged with the
breaking of the switch which caused
the wreck of Seaboard passenger
train No. 43, at Swansea, early Mon
day morning, when Engineer W. Ed
ward Pritchard lost his life and Fire
man Prince Davis, Express Messen
ger H. G. Freeman, and Mail Clerk
T. W. Moore were injured. No. 43
ran into an open switch and crashed
into eight empty box cars standing on
the siding, overturning the engine,
express and mail cars, and tearing up
the track for a considerable distance.
Evidence showed that the switch
had been tampered with and blood
hounds of Penitentiary Guard John
Rohbins were put on the trail and
followed it to the house of Lawrence
Robinson, colored in the town of
Swansea. Robinson was away from
home, having gone on a wagon to a
mill. The officers soon found him
and put him under arrest. He was
carried back to Columbia and taken
thib afternoon to Lexington and lodg
ed in jail. Robinson denies the
charge and protests his innocence.
He admitted, however, <thal he had
served a three years' sentence on the
Lexington chain gang, beginning in
19 03, for attempting to tamper with
a switch at Dixianna, on this same
read, pleading guilty on the charge
when arraigned in Court. He is a
negro of medium height and the only
distinguishing mark about him is his
lips, which are all covered with sores.
Constable Tod Martin, of Swansea,
took him to Lexington and turned
him over to Sheriff Miller.
Engineer Pritchard was pinned
under the engine and killed before
he could be rescued. Fireman Prince
Davis, colored, escaped, although he
was badly bruised and shaken up.
Express Messenger Freeman received
a deep cut in the back of his h?Td,
eight inches long, and his right
shoulder sprained. Several of the
ic-sengers wore shaken up, but fortu
nately the day coaches and the sleep
ers stuck to the rails. Mr. Ed Prit
chard, the engineer, who was killed
in the wreck was a resident of Sa
vannah, Ga., and his body was ship
ped there. He leaves a wife who re
The wreck occurred between 1 and
2 o'clock Monday morning. A freight
conductor, who went to the scene of
the wreck and who talked to the Co
lumbia representative of the News
and Courier, said it was plainly seen
that some miscreant had broken the
lock of the switch and caused the
wreck of the train. The switch lock
showed that some heavy instrument
had b.^en used in battering it lose,
and t; is gentleman said he found the;
switch lock all broken and hammered!
up, about ten feet away in the- weeds.
Bloodhounds were taken from Co
lumbia by officers, In an attempt to
follow the trail of the miscreant, who
is thought to be responsible for the
The man in describing the wreck,
said that one box car was thrown
icross the main track by the force of
\.he contact. He said that the hotel
keeper at Swansea stated that the ho
tel shoo': from the effects of the con
tact of the train with the stationary
box cars. He said that the box cars,
thrown upon the embankment by th<j
force of the contact, caused some
lumber nearby to be thrown over the
main track, thereby adding to the
debris. A considerable amount of
damage resulted from the wreck, al
though the wrecking crew soon clear
ed the main line and allowed the
trains to get through.
Mr. Pritchard had been in the em
ploy of the Seaboard for some time
and was highly esteemed by the offi
cials and men. As stated, Engineer
Pritchard was pinned under the en
gine at the time of the wreck. A leg
was cut off and there was a severe
cut on the chin, besides other bruises
on the body. Express Messenger
Freeman, who was injured by a gash
In the head and his right shoulder
sprained, is a new man on this run,
this being the second time he made
it. He is a native of Jacksonville,
The colored fireman. Prince Davis,
also resides at Savannah, and has
been on this run for several years. He
was able to walk off the train when
brought back this morning, with the
assistance of those attending him. He
is at a local hospital. Swansea is aj
little over twenty-one miles from Co
lumbia, and the wreck occurred justj
five hundred varda from that place, i
Whoever it was that tampered with
the switch and broke the lock did his!
work "veil. I
The body of engineer Pritchard J
will be taken from Savannah to the j
home of his mother, at Augusta, Mrs.
E E. Pritchard. The dead Engineer
was thirty-five years old. It. was
stated that the engineer who was kill
ed in tue wreck wa3 taking the run
of another man, and the engineer
whose run he took was in charge of
the angin? which wae pulling the
MEN, WOMEN AND BOYS
SHOT DOWN* BY THE ITALIAN
SOLDIERS AT TRIPOLI.
But the Army is Pressed by the Arabs
While Cholera is Haging Within Its
"Annanias in his palmiest days
never wrote half as many falsehoods
and misrepresentations as have ap
peared :in the Italian press and in the
official istatements issued by the Ital
ian government," telegraphs the cor
respondent of Reuter's Telegram Co.,
Ltd., at Tripoli, who arrived at Malta
He said the Italians hold, with
nearly twice as many men, half the
ground that they held three weeks
ago. They have lost in killed and
wounded, not counting the sick, well
over 1,000 men.
Many Arabs have been killed and
vast numbers were shot in cold blood.
Now twenty-five thousand soldiers
find themselves with their backs to
the sea, cramped and confined, with
an active enemy within a few yards
of them and with cholera raging, for
despite official efforts to conceal the
truth there have been many .cases of
cholera among the troops and the civ
i' population is suffering so much that
whole streets in Tripoli have been
closed by armed sentries.
There has been no disgrace. On
the contrary the Italian troops have
fought with great bravery and their
officers set a noble example. How
ever the Arabs have advanced their
artillery and are shelling the Italians.
One shell dropped into General Can
eva's headquarters. The foreign mil
itary attaches have been kept aboard
a boat and not permitted to land, the
explanation being given that it would
be too dangerous for them to go on
The Turks and Arabs, the corre
spondent says, hold the oasis, 15
miles long and from two to five miles
deep, where they can subsist on dates
and olives until April, meanwhile
harassing the Italians by nightly
raids. There are no signs of the Ital
ians preparing to advance. The cor
respondent describes the spirits of the
invading army as demoralized. The
men expected a short and sharp cam
paign. Instead they are lying in the
trenches with sand storms blowing
over or rains soaking them with con
tinual night alarms. They are dis
gusted with the war and hate the
country. They long to return home.
For four days after the engage
ment of October 23, the Italian sol
diers engaged in indiscriminate
slaughtering of the Arab population
under General Caneva's sanction, who
first Issued a general order to shoot
all Arabs found with arms, but only
when caught by troops in charge ot
officers. The troops complained that
numbers of Arabs had hidden their
arms and resumed their work as hus
bandmen. Thereupon General Can
eva issued another order to shoot all
Arabs who could reasonably be sus
pected of having borne arms.
The blood of the men was up nat
urally, as they had seen their com
rades shot from behind and, it is re
ported, even mutilated, though of
this it is impossible to ascertain the
truth. With their excitable tempera
ment and highly developed imagina
tion, the Italians suspected every liv
ing soul of guilt, and for four days
gangs of soldiers, often without offi
cers shot every one they encountered.
Previous to October 23, the Italfans
treated the Arabs with ctmost kind
ness and it is only fair to say that
many Italian officers who looked at
the affair calmly afterwards, deplored
The troops made, a clean sweep of
that portion of the oasis in which
they were fired upon from the rear,
although there is no certain proof
that any Arab in the west end of that
section took part in the rising and
there were vast numbers of women
and boys who were perfectly inno
cent. Of these nearly all the men and
even the boys above a certain age.
were shot, and it is undoubted but
that a great many women perished.
GAPFXEY PREACHER ARRESTED.
He Is A reused of Writing Letter to a
A dispatch from Atlanta says Rev.
W. C. Terrell, a 'Methodist minister
who went there recently from Uafl
r.ey, S. C, has been arrested and put
in jail :.s a result of his having writ
ten to a young woman of that city a
letter in which lie askml to make her
acquaintance with a view to '?commit
When given :i hearing in the police
court tin- minister admitted the au
thorship of the letter, but the case
was dismissed, the judge saying he
knew of no law which the minister
The arrest was made by detectives.
who accompanied the young woman
to the place designated in the letter
?is the place of meeting. The minis
ter described himself in the letter as
an "English gentleman romantically
ii dined." but ho told the court he
had never lived in England.
Brer Tuft Was Dumb.
President Tafi. who was at Cin
cinnati, where he voted and where
his party had been routed, had no
comment to make in the various
train that: carried the remains back
TWO CENTS PER COPY.
NEAR JTS END
The Ma neb a Dynasty io China Seems tt
- be Tattering to Its Fall
DEMANDS FOR REPUBLIC
Spreads Throughout the Chinese Em
pire, and the Imperial Court at
Pekin is in a Sorry Plight, Not
Knowing Where to Go When It
Flees From That City.
A dispatch from Pekin, China, says
the legations consider that the end of
the Manchu dynasty is imminent.
There seems no hope of saving even
a nominal throne. The provinces
north of the Yang-Tse are now de
claring for a republic.
The only force of Manchu troops
large enough to cope with the local
situation is in Peking, but there are
indications tonight that the capital
will be surrounded before many days
by Chinese soldiers.
Where the Court will take refuge
is a question. There are evidences
that the Court intended to proceed
to Chang Kia Kan (Kalgan.)
Troops guarding the route to that
town, which lies in the province of
Chi Li, 125 miles northwest of Pe
king, were expected to dynamite the
tunnel after the passage of the train
bearing the Emperor and his house
hold. Reports have now been re
ceived that Chang Kai Kau is unsafe.
Garrisoned and policed by loyal
forces, Peking remained Tuesday
night undisturbed by the rebels. The
general feeling of nervousness, how
ever, was betrayed Tuesday after
noon when an accidental fire broke
out in the quarters occupied by the
board of ceremonies. For a time the
Chinese believed the flames were a
revolutionary signal fer an uprising,
and they were thrown into a panic.
The national assembly, by virtue
of the powers bestowed upon it by
the recent edict, formally appointed
Yuan Shi Kai premier. The question
of hip permanency in the office was
discussed, but it was decided that
toe assembly had no authority to
guarantee this beyond an election by
parliament. It was, however, re
solved to assure Yuan of the national
assembly's continued support.
A mass meeting, was held at Linan
Fu, in Yun-Nan province, when a se
ries of demands upon the government
wa? formulated. These included the
establishment of a republic and com
plete autonomy for the provinces.
The demands were forwarded to this
city accompanied with the irtima
tion that three days only would be
allowed for the government to ac- ,
quiese in (them.
The officer commanding the Sixth
division, which was a part of Gen.
Wu-Lu Cheng's command at Shikia
Chuang, reports that 40 Manchus
stormed Wu-Tent and shot and be
headed the general. Thirty of the
assailants were arrested. The officer
"The battalion to which they be
long looks ready for lighting. We are
Consular reports state that sev
eral other officers were assassinated
and according to foreign railroad of
ficials the Chinese and Manchu sol
diers fought a regular engagement
in which the fatalities were num
The general, whose full name is
Wu-Cheng, reported to the govern*
m.ent a few days ago that he could
persuade, the Shen-Si rebels to ac
cept the constitution outlined by the
national assembly, but at that time
a suspicion was current that the gen
eral himself was a revolutionist. His
attitude has since been a matter of
some concern to the Manchus He is
a native of Hu-Peh province and _n
April, 1910, was made deputy lieu
tenant general of the Bordered Red
It is expected the assassination ofi
Gen. Wu Lu Cheng will lead to the
revolt of the remainder if his old
sixth division, which is with Yuan
Shi Kai. The Government reports,
however, that two train loads of Im
perial soldiers are on their way to
Hankow and these may be. sufficient
to prevent a mutiny.
A hundred carts left Peking Tues
day night for Jehol and two hundred
mounted Manchus proceeded in tho
same direction early in the day. The
Chinese believe this party is prepar
ing the way for the flight of the
Court, but many Manchus are fleeing
and troops are constantly moving in
the vicinity of Peking. The Manchu
troops here number 11.000, Imperial
guards 7,500, police 4,000, and ban
ne:- police about 5,000.
The city is quiet and there is no
i ign of any intended movement. Che
foo. ifi Shan Tung Province, has gene
over to the revolutionaries. Prior to
tun one of the leaders, Wang Shao
Men, informell the consuls that ev
erything was ready f->r a peaceful ;uf
sumption of authority by the Chi
nese and that there would be no
slaughter of the Manchus unless they
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Charges Him With Murder.
Held on a coroner's warrant charg
ing him with murder, Hosca Jones,
the negro chauffeur who was driving
the automobile which struck tMrs. W.
S Hamiter in Columbia on last Sat
urday, is in the Riehland county jail,
following the inquest held over the
tody of Mrs. Hamiter.