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Bp U the liMie df S^y^iabsr Breahs
AS Finaar Glinsug fecwids.
TBE Ml BY STATES
Oror Eleven and a Qriarter Million
Bales of Cotton Ginned and Packed
This Season, Which, is a Million
and a Haltf More Than Any
? la no previous, year has so much
cotton been ginned to November 13
as during the present season, the
census bureau's report showing a to
tal of ll.26Ji.98S bales, which is al
most a million and a half bales more
than was ginned to that dato in the
record year of 1904.
The feature of ti>day'a report, how
ever, was the figure for Georgia,
which shows 2,103,979 bales had
been ginned to November 14. This
quantity of cotton is more than, ever
grown in Georgia before and by the
time the final ginning reports are re
ceived it will have far surpassed the
previous crops of any year. Every
cotton State except Mississippi and
. Qklahoma showed a greater amount
of cotton ginned than, during the past
While the total was greater than
any other year, the amouut ginned
between November 1 and 13 this year
was not so large as that ginned last
year during that time. Only 1,299,
081 bales were ginjaed this year com
pared with 1,359,279 bales ginned
during the period u year ago.
The census bttrsaa's ftfth oettom
ginning report of the season, issue!
at 10 a. m. today, and showing the
number of running bales, oouating
round as half bales, of cotton, of the
growth of 1911 gfcined prior to Ms*
member 13, with eomparativs statis
tics to the corresponding date for tho
past three years, is as follows*
United States?L1.2G9.5S5 bales,
compared with S,780,433 bales last
year, when 75.9 per oent of the en
tire crop was ginned prior to Novem
ber 14; 8,112,191? bales in 1909,
when 80.5 per cent was ginned, and
9,595,809 bales in 1908, when 73,3
per cent was ginned.
Ginning by States, with compara
tive statistics aid the percentage of
the total crop gin.;'d to November 14
In previous years, follows:
Alabama?1,198,191 bales, com
pare! with 895,894 bales last year,
when 75.1 per cent was ginned;
805,849 bales in 1909, when 77.5
per cent was ginned, and 1,020,724
bales in 1908, whan 7G.8 per cent
Arkansas?562,542 bales, com
pared with 479,122: bales last year,
when 60 per cent was ginned; 557,
857 bales In 1909, when 80 per cent
was ginned, and 665,232 bales la
1908, when 66.8 per cent was ginned.
Florida?65,238 bales, compared
With 46,847 bales last year, who*
69.7 per cent was ginnedd 51,612
bales in 1909, when 83.4 por oent
was ginned, and 51,497 bales in 190S,
when 72.9 per cen" was ginned.
Georgia?2,103,979 bales, com
pared with 1.436.9S7 bales last year,)
when 79.3 per cent was ginned; 1,-j
559,S28 bales in 1909, when 84.? j
per cent was ginned, and 1,564,0271
bal-j3 In 1908, when 79.1 per cent wasj
Louisiana?268,4 08 bales, com-j
pared with 183,818 bales last year,
when 74.5 per cent was ginned; 217,
433 bales in 1909, when S4.1 per
cent was ginned, and 341,953 bales In
190, when 73.3 per eent w?.3 ginned.)
Mississippi?720,748 bales, com
pared with 759,152 bales last year,)
when 62.6 j>er cent was ginned; 731,-j
354 balec in 1909, when 68.2 per cent;
was ginned, and 1,086,183 bales In
1908, when 67 per cent was ginned.
North Carolina?715,53 7 bales,
compared with 494,920 bales last
year, when 65.7 per cent was ginned;.
466,797 bales in 1909, when 73.7 per,
cent was ginned, and 451,43 4 bales
in 1908, when 66 per cent was,
Oklahoma?656,166 bales, com-,
pared with 727,654 bales last year,;
when 79.1 per cent was ginne i; 476,-j
471 bales in 1909, when 36.2 per cent
was ginned, and 322,051 bales in
190S, when 73.3 per cent was ginned.]
South Carolina?1,164,149 bales,
compared with SSS.291 bales last;
year, when 73.4 per cent was ginned;
913,440 bales in 1009, when SO.3 per]
cent was ginned, an! 938,926 bales
In 19OS, when 77.2 per cent was
Tennesee?264,830 bal-s, com-l
pared with If 2,21 3 bales last year,!
when .'9.9 per cent was ginned: 183,-!
529 bales in 1909, when 76.2 per cent'
was ginne!, and 243,4 93 bales in
1903. when 72.9 per cent was ginned.'
Texas?3.47S.S02 bales, conspire''
with 2,636.696 bales last year, when
89.4 per cent was ginned; 2.104,329
bales In 1909. when Sii.2 per vcnt\
was ginned, and 2.SG3.52S bales in1
190S, when 7S.9 per cent was ginned.]
All oilier States?71,396 bale3i
compared with 38,829 balea last year,:
when 45.S per cent was ginne.!: 43.-!
700 bales in 1909. when 70 per cent
was ginned, and 46,751 bales in 190S, j
when 63.9 per cent was ginned.
Eieren Miners Killed
Eleven miners we~e killed and an-]
other badly Injured by the fall Mon-;
day of a rock In a potash mine In1
the district, belonging to the Prus-j
Xesro Attempts to Assault a Thirteen
Year Old Wbito Girl and Shoots a
A dispatch from Hampton says
Dave Rivers, a negro Send, attempted
to ?rinntnatty assault a tJiirtee:a-year
old white girl, the daughter pi a far
mer living about three raiLen from
that town, about half-past on a o'eloak
The young girl was chakod and.
her clotkes torn into' shxed?. It
seems as If the girl's father, wko runs
a small commissary for his farm,
near his house, was away from the
house, in a field about three hundred
yards from the store, when the at
tempt at assault, took plase. The
mother was not at the house at the
time. It seems that the negro Rivers
went to the house and* asked to buy
some shells for his shotgun, out of
the store. The young girl went into
the oommissary and sold the man the
shells, some candy and several other
Than it was, she says, that he
choked and attempted to assault her,
but the screams of the terrorized vic
tim brought her father running. The
negro became frightened and escaped
from the furious father Into a bay
near the farm. Tho alarm soon
spread. Two deputy sheriffs, two
magistrates, several constables and
about one hundred men started in
pursuit of the negro, who, it is
claimed, has been located in a kay
near the scene of bhe erfcxsa.
Just after, sundown, 06r. J. Roid
Pitts, one of the party who was
searching for the negro in the bay,
La wkioh they had located him, sud
denly oajaa upon Dave Rivers and
was skc-t by him with a shotgun load
ed with bird snot, the wound Lufilatod
bsiag in the right side, and it is not
tkonght to be dangerous. The negro
was about seven feet away from 5?r.
Pitts when the shot was fired through
a slump of hushes. Mr. Flits is a
prominent business man of Hampton,
and this unfortunate turn to the al
ready horrible erlme is deeply de
A farmer living on the adjoining
plantation furnished the Information
that a negrj jmswering the descrip
tion of Rivers, with a gun, had passed
through his yard and kad gone Into
the bay, where ho is now thought ta
be. The country round about !a
srirret?' up over the attempted assault,
and the faces of the men around tho
scene of the crime wear a determined
look. If the negro Is caught It Is the
opinion of people her? that ho will
neTer see a Jail. The family of tho
girl who was attacked is widely con
nected and well known tkrougko?t
WAVB8 OAST UP BODY.
Confesses Marder to Escape Syee of
lfm He Slaw.
The body of Alrli Fogarty, washed
along before a strong wind over Lake
Michigan, drifted five miles, and was
cast up by the waves before tho door
of the man at Eseanabia, Mich., now
held as his slayer. Frightene-d by
I the unexpected appearance of the
eorpso, Alvin Ltntdqulst went to the
sheriff and aak?d to be arrested on
a charge of murder, n? told of kill
jfog Fogarty on October 18, and said:
I "Fogarty, though dead, followed
j me five miles along the lake, and I
l found him staring at my hut with ac
j cusing eyes when I went to flsh today.
; Tt was too much for me. I want to
cor.fesa and get away from those
Two men who were held on sus
picion were released.
More Deaths Than Births.
The serious attention of tho public
baa again been called to the popula
tion question in France, by the pub
lication of official statistics. Thetie
coTer the first six months in 1!?11
and uhow an excess of death oreri
births of 18,27?. The figures are all
the more discouraging from the fnct
that for the same period in 1910 the
births exceeded the death by 21,184. j
Daughter Kills Ker Father.
i With a loaded shotgun in his
hands and uttering threats to kill
thp whole family, Frank Tonne:, 50j
years old, was shot down and In
stantly killed .by his daughter, Mrs.
Marion Mills, at the latter s home
near Flint, Mich., Monday. I
Three Die in Hotel Fire.
At Nassau. N. H., three men died
in a fire in the Denton hotel near the
union station Tuesday. They inhaled
r:i-n',:e. Another man Is In a serious
con Mtion from smoke poi.'oning. The
flames burned out the Interior of the
Fatal Hunting Accident.
At Topeka, Kas., A. A. Tayes, gen
eral freight auditor of the Atchison.
Topeka and Santa Fe railroad, died
Tuesday night from blood poisoning
sustained while ounting. His leg
was amputated on Sunday.
Kills His Wife and Self.
While his five children, the eldest
aged 11, lay asleep In an adjoining
room. O. C. Allison, a farmer Mon
day shot and killed his wife and shot
himself to death in his home at Xe
MOSEY IM SIGHT
ildw Uli Baik?w Will B^Ip ia K?Jbl
fur Bigkr Prices eo Cettta
Taiey Offer Large Fund t* Han&e
Crop i>o That Hoktorn of Gotten
May Ivooeivo Eeaeflt of Rise in
Price, at Same Tkaa Raising 2&on*y
For Pressing Need*.
The announ.cam.ent was mails in
N!aw York on Tuesday, following ooa
feranoea that havo boon la presroea
for several days batwean prominent
bankers of Nevr York and leading
representatives of the South, such as
Governor O'Neal, bf Alabama; Clar
ence Ousley, representing Governor
Colquitt, of Texas, and E, J. WaUou,
president of the permanent Southern
Cotton Congr&ss, and commisaionor
of agriculture of South Carolina, that
a proposition has been present*! to
those gentlemen, representing, re
spectively, the Governor's conference
and the Cotton Congraaa, composed of
producers and business men and
bankers of tho South, which means
tte placing in the cotton belt States
of about $50,000,000 immediately for
the handling of tho ootton crop of
The bankers, who will furnish the
fund, according to the statement, are
headed by Col. Robert M. Tnompson.
of the brokerage firm of S. H. Pell
& Oo., of New York. Tk* financial
support of several of the strongest
banks In Now York has b*en give*
to the Flan, the statement continue*.
Tho plan proposes to advance the
grower $25 per bale *p*a kh? oottoa,
bftsed on the market rain* at the
time of the loan. No interest will be
I paid upon tko loan, the only sharge
being $1 a b&l?, whleh i* regarded
[ a* a legitimate atiniisuBt char^o for
erponso of grading and handling. The
[cotton is not h*Id, nor taken from
the *haxn*ls of trade, but is placed
at tho best advantage. The grower is
given the right to designate tho day
of sate, price to January 1, 1)13, and
will participate in any advance in
price to the extent of three-fourths of
the rise of the market.
"In other words, the proposition is
to give the fanners $25 par bale ad
vance on hie ootton, without Interest,
j charging him only $1 per bale to
cover expenses of grading and hand
ling; letting him tnrr. over the ootton
to the hot'era, who will advance him
$25 per bale and give him the oppor
tunity to designate the date of the
sale, prior to January I, 1913, and
to participate in any advance in price
to the extent of three-fourths of the
rise in the market.
"It is calculated that by the pres
ent ordinary holding prices the farm
er take* all the chances of the rise in
the market. By this plan he takes no
more ohance than he did before and
has every opportunity of maximum
participation in a rise of the market,
meantime paying the debts he has to
pay and saving the losses sustained
by eountry damage and by loss of
weight and warehousing charges.
"Provision is made agains: any ap
parent violation of the Sherman anti
trust law, in that each committee
named by the Governor or conimi*
aioner of agriculture of each State
hau the power to name the day of
sale, If cotton reaches 12 or 13 cents,
which, according to the testimony
gathered, gives only a close legitimate
profit on the coot of production.
"Of course, everything depends on
the acceptance of the plan by the
individual farmer, in connection with
his pledge to retluce acreage the com
ing year. The individual farmer
alone can make success possible.
"The undertaking is father?]' by a
number of bankers, of which Col.
Robert M. Thompson is the head, he
being a widely known bull, and of the
I Arm of S. H. Pell & Co., bankers and
cotton men, and all necessary machln
: ery for caring for the cotton has been
provided. The eornmitteemen here;
; hnre bern assured L>- ,i number . f the
p'rongea' banks ir. N">w Torr: o thor
[ongh backing of these already strong
"These gentlemen here, as well a9j
President Barrett, of the National
I Farmers' Union, consider the plan
acceptable to the grawers, and they
.are returning to their respective
States to present it to their people,
and if It be agreeable to the produc
! era, to put it into Immediate opera
! tion. Senator Railey, of Texas, who
I Is here, has been advising as to the!
! legal aspects of the proposition.
Southern Farmers Leaders.
More up-to-:!ate mac] In^ry basj
been purchased by farmeiS during
the past year than 1 tiring any previ-l
ous year, according to Secretary of
Agriculture Wilson, who bases his!
assertions on reports made to him by'
Pel! men. "The mosl striking feat
ure of our reports Is that, they show
; the sales to Southern fanners have
; been enormously greater than in any!
[ other section of the country," he said.)
Went the Right Way.
At Owensboro, Ky., twelve thou
sand barrels of whiskey, let loose by
fire which destroyed a warehouse of
the Davies County Distilling company
were licke! up by the flames or lost!
when the blazing liquor flowed out
upon the Ohio river, covering the sur
face of the stream with a sheet of
JRG, S. C. THURSDAY, NOVI
TTCE PUT T? mm
A TRIO OF M?RBERE RS PAY THE
Now York Snoctceautes TJurmo of Hoe
Bad Q?msd? few KU Zing Other
Thrao muaJerera waro put to death
La Sins: Slug prison at Osaining, N.
Y., on Monday just as the dawn be
gan to brighten too skies above the
They wore Piatro Palletto of Fort
Chester, Frank Snaermerborn of MiU
hrook, and Biart L. Brown of Rye.
Thoy waat to the chair in that order.
Ths executions began at 5:28 a. in.
and lasted only 23 minutes.
It was the first triple eieotrieution
at- Sing Sing sinoa the electrie cur
rent preceded the- gallows in Now
York Statio. Twenty years ago four
murderers paid the death penalty at
one time by hanging. All three exe
cutions proceeded without Incident or
Of the crimes expatiated Monday,
Schermorhorn's attracted *he most
notice. On the night of January 13,
1910, Sarah Brymer, a nurse em
ployed by Barnes Compton at Mill
brook, was found dead in the Comp
ton home under circumstances which
indicated that she had been orimi1
ually assaulted and strangled.
Schermerhorn, the family coach
man, 22 years old, and married, was
arrested on suspicion and subse
quently convicted on circumstantial
evidence. On the day after tho crimo
officers searching the coachman's
house found him tying under a bedi
with his throat cut, but he soon re
A quantity of silverware stolen
from the Compton house was found
In a chimney fine in the coachman's
house. 'Sehermerhorn tried to throw
siiisiielou rpou a Japanese servant,
but ha finally admittei the crime.
Bert L. Brown, who is a negro,
killed William Brows, his half
brother, in the village of Rye, May
Flotro Faletto snt Louis Levlue's
throat In Lovine's store in Port Ches
ter August 13, 1909. The victim was
?9 years old and weighed scarcely
160 pounds, while Faletto was but 33
years old and weighed 1 SO. The trial
developed that Faletto was In need of
money and went to Levine's store for
the purpose of robbery.
TWO BOYS BURNED IN BED.
Horrible Pate Overtakes Victims of
A dispatch from Abbeville says
P.rooV? Wilson, tho fonrteen-year-old
son of Walter B. Wilson, a prosperous
farmer of that county, and Joseph
Sherard, the seventeen-year-old son
of the late Dt. Sherard, of the Leb
anon seetlon, lost their lives early
Tuesday morning in a ffre which de
stroyed the home of Mr. Wilson.
The two young men went to Abbe
ville Tuesday night, to attend the
show la the opera house, and re
turned to Mr. Wilson's after the
show. No one heard them enter the
house on their return, which must
hare been after 12 o'clock. About
two o'clock Tuesday morning Mr.
Wileon awakened to find his house in
flames. He barely escaped with his
cmall children. The fire was burning
in tho hallway of the house and he
was unable to reach tho up-stair*
room of his son. He tried in every
way to awaken the son from b;low,
and when he was not able to do so,
decided that he must have g~ne home
with yountt Sherard. A mf?senger
soon brought the new3 that, this was
not the case.
The house was by this time wholly
consumed. When tha fire had dird
down enough to ascertain, the
charred remains of the two boys were
found on ihe bed springs of the bed.
in which they evidently wr-re sleep
ing. It is Ftipposed that they must
hnve become suffocated with thei
smoke and thereby rendered uncon
scious of the danger, and that they
died without knowing of the terrible
Mow which the fire w?s striking at
their icved ones.
Both were manly boys, with larse
numbera of relatives and ti lends in
iiieir part of (he county. Their un
timely and tragic deaths ate a source
of great sorrow and bereavement to j
LABOR MEN AND HEARST.
Some Alma? Him While Others'
Warmly IWeioded Him,
William Randolph Hearst was
branded as an enemy of organized la
bor in the convention of the Ameri
can Federation ot Labor at Atlanta
on Monday by Charles IT. Moyer of
the Western Federation of Miners.
Against this attack, James M. Lynch,
president of the International Typo
graphical union, arose to tho defense
of Mr. Hearst, declaring that he was
the largest employer of union labor
on this continent outside of the Unit
ed Slates government and thai he
should not be condemned, ev.">u infer
ential'^, without 3d investigation of
charges made against him.
Three Burned to Drath.
At Middlesboro, Ky., three persons
were burned to death Tuesday in a
fire that destroyed a business building
in the center of town. The dead are
Thomas Duncan, Elbert Chapwel! and
au unidentified woman.
?MBER, 23, 1911.
CALLS UP TEDDY
Sftxket st fodteri' Skfe Stritt Sag
I g*s*3 ft a far Tiiri Ieza
iiiy bay nm im
John J. Sai?van, Fe-rzaac Usdfcod
States District Attorney for Ohio,
Scores President Taft Wlthoai
Mercy, Eat Load Rcoserett as she
Fozromost Oltisoa of the TTerliL
^A ?all for the "for*m?at citisen of
tho world, Theodore Roosevelt" to
hear the standard of the Republican
party in the struggle for the preai
doncy next year was roieed at the
banquet Monday nljat at Tounga
Vowa, Ohio, of tho Garfleld club of
the nineteenth congressional district
John J. Sulliran. former United
States district attorney, was the
speaker who named Col. Roosevelt
for tho nomination of his party. His
speooh was made at the club's ans
nual celebration of the anniversary
of the birth of the lato President
.James A. Garfleld. who attended ooa
greos fron this district.
Concluding an arraignment of Mr.
Taft, a.vi president Mr. Sulliran said:
"To ths president, tho Republican
party and the American people arc
now souadics in lila unwilling ears
the tocsin of the recall from power
and arc awaiting his retvra to pri
vate lifo with the open arme of a
Answering his own inquiry aa to
who should lead the parly in 1912,
the speaker s&id: "If I mistake net
the prevailing sentiment of the
masses., their eyea arc turned towards
a faithful friend who has been teatod
and tried and found true, whost
heart beats are In rhyme wltk the
imiIso beats of humanity everywhere,
the foremost eitlsea of tho world,
An attack on the present national
administration officiate was the key
note of a speech by Judge R. M. W&n
m .maker of Akron. "Think," said
Judge Wannamaker, "of a great na
tional administration, in this the
20th century, gathering to its arms
and having as Its chief defenders
the Knoxss, Wickershams, Wilsons,
Txsrimeis, Bellingers, and McCabes,
j who were simply the stool pigeons j
of the special interests."
SAX DOMINGO'S WAY.
PeStie&a Maicowtwat? Siay Hoad of
A eablesTam frora San Domingo
City says the president of ths black
republic, Cen. R.tinou Caceres, was
assassinated late Monday afternoon
by politic?! malcontents.
President Cacerea w.ts shot as he
left the house of T.eonte Vaaquez,
where he had made a call. He died
half r.Ti hour later in the American
The first nlioto o? hfs assailants,
Lulu Tej.-.ra and Jaime .More, Jr., ac
cording to information from Ameri
can consular ad rices, wers not ef
The worinded preeident flratj
seught pheltcr In a stable adjoining I
the American Iesjatlon, but hie as
sailants pursued him thither and in!
closing in upon him, fired more shots. |
Prien b of President Cacerea
dragged him In n dying comliiion to
the American legation, where he died
at 5:."10 o'clock. The assassins fl^d.
The c'.ty is quiot and patrolled by
BATTLE WITH OUTLAWS.
Two Member! of FherUTs Posse
Killed i* New Mexico.
Sheriff Rtersns of Unna county,!
iXew M^rico, arrived s't Pintle Mon
day morning wi.'h the bodies of Tom!
Hal! arrT Al Smith er*, members n'\
bis poes? who were killed n<?ar Engle
while attempting to arreat three onf-j
laws who fro'n Pemlng jii!
on November 7. Tho-- also brought?
with them the body of th* leader of
!he outlaws, whom they killed and
whose name is unknnwn. The out
laws werf surror.nde'l 'unday at a '
ranch house vhi'e at dinner. Th^y
rede out to meet the po?.se. Suddenly
they dropped from their ho-<i->i a,n '
opened fire, killing Tom Tfall and:
Sraithers. The posse returned the ^
fire, killing the leader and wounding
two other men who escaped to thp
TSren-M of Trust Charged.
W. D. Mayflold, a resddonl ef R|
Paso. Te-^s, but a native of Green
ville county and at one time State
Superintendent of Education of South
Carolina, appeared before Magistrate
Samuel ?tradier at Greenville and
gave bond for his appenranee a* th ?
January term of the Court of Com
mon Pleas, to answer charges of
"breach of trust with fraudulent lir
Fatal Fight About Corn.
At Cordell, Okla., two men and
one woman are dead as the result of
a quarrel over the ownership of a
load of corn Saturday. The quarrel
resulted in a shotgun fight in which
Jim Coker on one side and a man
by the namo of Lozlcr and his wife on
tho other were killed.
km m met
Ffcst 9sf of TjWMig-?y Prodncou Aa
ot&ar Aoeidass Also, a Wliich
BwwBoa i? Badly Unset.
Ohoonng a ditch at the side of ttuts
oa-axM in prefewoaco to plunging into
a heavy wagon which suddenly
Vooceod before kkn *a an "9" tarn
on the automobil* oouxsa, at Savan
nah Monday morning. Jay D. McNay.
the Cakifornia automobile racing
driror, choso death, for his little lav
bttitt Case oar ended ltd oo irso
a?ainat a tree, and the driror was
taken front tbo Trrock as he breathed
iMcNay's saoohanhian, H. V. Max
well, was seriously, bnt not fatally,
hart. The accident occurred on the
first ?raotlea day for the automobile
raoea of Thanksgiving week. McNay
wag placed in another car and rnshed
rapidly to the Savannah hospital, bnt
waa ieaj. when he get there. Max
well la b::dly hart, but h:s injuries
are not fatal.
This was the sooond accident of the
morning, Joe Dawson, driving a Mar
Dion oar, baring been in a collision a
little earlier with aereral other drir
ers and a touring car which was on
the eonrse. Dawaoa is hnrt so badly
he may not bo ablo to enter the Van
iorbllt cop race or tbo Grand Prire
ra?e. The other drlrors in this gen
eral mld-np were Knipper in a Mercer
and Barnes in a Mercer. Thoy were
Nickrent was driving th* car in
which Dawson waa riling when a
touring ear came along on the oourae
and ths four ears ran together, the
drirors apparently becoming con
fused. Th* Mercer cars word badly
damaged. McNay'a remains were car
ried to a local undertaking estat'Ish
mont. His ' ody bore few marks to
show what caused death, but it Ls be
lieved hi* neck was broken. McNay
began his racing eareor in Texas, but
baa been on all tho famous tracks of
Tho Record says many South Caro
linians saw Jay McNay at the wheel
of his big Case machine during the
recent State fair automobile races in
Columbia, and to these sport-lovera
the news of his sudden and rlolent
end will bring a personal shock. Mc
Nay met many visitors to tho fair
9nd made dozens of friends. The big,
clean, steady-eyed, modest fellow was'
EIGHTEEN DIE IN MINE HORROR.
Only Four Rescued From Region of
Eighteen men wero killed In a coa!
dust explosion, which occurred Satur
day in the Bottom Creek Mine, of the
Bottom Creek Coal and Coke Com
pany, at Virian. W. Va. More tban
one hundred and fifty men were In
the mine at the time of the etrnlo
slon, but all escaped excepting eigh
teen of the twenty-two who were In
the -xplosion zone. Four of these
were reccued. All bnt two of the
'"odles hare been rrrorered at mid
night. Among the men killed w*re:
Engineers W. H. Henderson, P.ock
ville. Md.: F. R. Herr-r, of Phila
delphia: Tarrin Willlama, of Key
stone. W. Va., and Charles Brewer, of
Ellrhorn. W. Va., w?re in a party of j
five making a semi-annual surrey of|
the mine. Alexander Wllliama, the
fifth enifrne^r. was cared. Theo tri
ers kiUed wpre recroe? or foreigners.
WHTPPEI) WEGRO PREACHER.
Ordered Fim to Leave Community
A repor* has reached Ertgefleld
that a body of cIMrena numbering
about fifty toek Ceorae B<!oc!cer, a
eolorcd pr<*ach*r, of the Antloch sec
tion, out Monday morning p.nd whip
ped him with a buggy trace, order
ing him to leave 'he community a*
ri"r? and never return again. It is
<??>?<<] n.Tf Blocker (nolred er urged
Otis Harris, another ne.rro. to attack
yenng Albert Lyon In 'he pnhHc road
ln??t Fri 'ay. Tt Is also sr?H that re
cently in some of his sermons Rlock
er hns tna's Incendiary statements
that were calculated ?o arouse preju
dice rv:io*\g -he nerros for the whit"
people. Georg P.le',kr owned several
hundrd acres of land and was on'1
*f the lenders among the negroes of
VERT 0)\S'DK!MTK JLDGH.
Sentence Mm to Prison * .re
At Chattanooga, Tenn., In over
ruling a motion for a new trial and
formally sen: neing Joe Sanlsbery !<?
the penitentiary for life for the mur
der df Nicholas Shentzen. the hermit
of AI'ort; a. Judge J. A. Bil
| ho at Gads-Ten presented the prisoner
with n Rible. In making th<- presen
tation the ju Ige said: "Within the
pages of this book you will find proms
lyes certain and stire that your sins,
though they be as scarlet, can be
made as white as snow. I commend
the book to your careful study."
Missionaries Arc Murdered.
Two missionaries were murdered in
Zzc Chuen and Cheng Ta.. China.
One of the American Methodist mis
sion and the other of the Canadian
Methodist mission. The names are
unascertained. Both were stabbed.
and Never Retaru.
Jilm a Bible.
TWO CBSP10 P35?. COPY.
T HE? IT
Waat a lacbssriie N(ws&;.pir Saiid
Mmt S?rse Rsn'if Herr.
Charleston mmmM Pr*at by tho Ex.
perieaee of Her Fl?rL?? E?bior ami
Asi the ILiefi^sfatar* to Abolish Bet
tixg ?9 Q?m Raefeig in South
Tha Legislature should net allow
South Carolina fc* be made tho stamp
ing ground for a lot of gamblers who
bare been driven eut of New York,
Florida and other fitates. They are
now aboat to loeate in Charleston
*nd other points In South Carolina,
but they should be made to move or
to some more eongenial clime.
The Florida Times-Union of Jack
sonville is a conservative newspaper,
it Is friendly to, if net controlled by,
the Interests which control the Flor
ida Esst Coast railway and the big
!;onriat hotel* of the Florida East
Coast, is not a 9iuck>raker, nor
a yellow journal, nor a Puritan publi
cation, or anything of that sort, but
a straightforward, progressive, con
While the bin to drive hor3e rao
ing out of Florid* w*s pending In
the Florida legislature?and the bill
ptsssd with *nly one -rote against it
ta the kons? and a* votes against it
in the senate?while tfei* bill was
pending, while tb* B*sin*ss Men's
-Anrti-racisg association was urging its
passage, th* Florida Times-Union,
?U April >tb. 1*11, published the fol
io wi a g ev'ttorUl:
kiTke TFiaharxzxm mmd the Sackers."
"Th* potrpl* of Jacksonville have
tried raos traek gambling for two
years ami we believe have gotten
enongh o! it. W* think that pubB*
sentiment here, with scarcely a dis
senfclifif v*:ee, will back an7 efforts
Sm the Ieflistatsr* t* put an end to It.
"We need ?*t dlscasu gambling In
general. It k agtiast the polky cf
the Statt and of the city. It is
against the policy of practically all
States and all eitien. We seen ao
reason why it should be pernrttied
at race tracks and forbidden every
where else. We do not see why men
should be pern it ted to play for thou
sands at Monorlef when negroes are
arrested for a sickle crap game in
But leaving entirely out *f sight
the moral aspect of betting on horse
races, It Is now pretty genoraBy
known that It does not pay. It does
rfot pay tho amateur who risks his
m mey and generally lose* It and It
doea not pay the soasiunlty thtj.t pe*
"In all sorts of games and occupa
tions In which chance plays a large
part in tha result, those v. ho pUy ate
divided into tw* classes?-<h? suck
ers and those flahing fo' suckers.
The suckers g* aftier the bait not
knowing abent the hook. The fisher
men go after the suck*rs.
"This is true of the stoet exchange
of Ne?/ York, the races at Moncrief,
the gambling places where some men
make their living and others itupply
It, and of all so?-calIe;l games of
chance. We are not certain that
there Is a garc? ia which skill gives
"In the horse racing the men who
are Aching for suckers come to Jack
sonville. The suckers are already
here. The race track employee, the
followers of the ra' es, thousands in
number, are supported out ef the
rockets of the people of Jacksonville.
They don't come here to spend mon
ey; they com* here to make money.
Thy dor.'t eome to make It br work
'hat adds to the wealth of the com
munity. They come to make It with
out work out of the earnings of the
comtnunity. The people of Jacksoa
?. i!!e pay their board and buy their
clothing and furnish them with
spend'ng money. They come with
expectation of living during the
,-arIrg neason and leaving with more
money than they brought .
"We are not condemning these
men. They are simply accepting an
invitation. We are cbarglDg them
with crookedness. Betting on races
is their business and they mnke a
iirlng at It by being better judges
than the average man of the merits
of tho homes. They don't take a dol
lar from any man who is not trying
'0 take a dollar from them. With no
unklndness to tbeie men. we simply
?r.k that Jacksonville's Invitation to
them to come here and live throe
months at tho expense of the city be
Six Hurt in Circus Panic.
While about 2,000 persons wore
witnessing the performance of a. cur
CUS at Lake Provi 'ence Saturday, a
violent wind atorm demolished the
??'.-.in tent, severely injuring three
spectators and thre? circus employees.
performance of several Iion3 and
tigers. In an Iron-barred arena, had
? ; completed and the animals
returned to their cages just as tho col
lapso of the tent wrecked the arena.
Held for Father' sDeatfc.
Edward Stlbbene, aged 32, aeon
of George W. Stubbens, a wealthy
farmer, mysteriously shot to death
at his home near Petersburg, Ind.,
Friday night, was arrested at Vto
lennes, Ind., im connection with lids}