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fineoBrtfB Yictir ie fraud Prize Auto
Rica it Savannah.
1 E '
MADE 75 MILES AN HOUR
Young American Millionaire Estab
lishes a New World's Record.?Ed
dile Hearne Second in Benz and De
Palma, Third.?Outcome of Strug
U *'g!e Surprises Enthusiasts.
A dispatch from the Grand Prize
Race Course, Savannah, Ga., says
flying faster than the .biting wind
(which swept the froze:i race course,
David L. Bruce-Brown, the young
American millionaire, Thursday es
tablished a new world's record for au
tomobile road races In winning his
second gTand prize race in as many
years at an average speed of 74.45
miles an hour. His average last year
over the same course was 70.55 miles
an hour. ;
The supreme honor again went to
an American driver piloting a foreign
car, but this year it was an Italian
riat instead of a German Benz that
carried the dauntless Bruce-Brown to
victory. His elapsed time Thursday
vrap 331 minutes and 29 and 13-100
Bruce-Brown captured the greatest
Amorican trophy only after a fierce
1 and nerve-racking struggle in which
Eddie Hearne, driving a Benz, was
second, two minutes behind, at
c33:33 7-100, and Ralph De Palma,
third at 334:40, 85-100. No mishap
?1 involving life or limb marred the run
ning of what probably will be the last
of these classic races at Savannah.
The exciting finish of the great con
test brought thousands of cheering
spectators to their feet, so Intense
war the dnerest. \s the winner's red
car flashed into view, a mile distant
from the grandstand on the home
stretch, a mighty roar of applause
rent the air and ncreased in volume
as the racer crossid the line in a met
eoric burst of speed.
Of the 16 foreign and American,
racing machines which darted away
at 9 o'clock Thursday morning in the
start of the gruelling 411.36-miles
contest, only six finished. All of the
remainder were unable to undergo I
tho tearing undurance strain and
were eliminated fron, time to time by
the breaking a vital portions of the
The foreign cars apparently sur
passed the American manufacturers
as not a single one of the latter cross
ed the tape at the finish in a place.
On the other hand American drivers
demonstrated superiority over the for
Th outcome of the race was a sur
prise to automobile enthusiats, as:
neither of the two favorites of Wed-J
nesday, both Frenchmen, were in the!
running at the finish. Victor Hem
c-ery, the Benz driver, who was heav
ily played, was not a contender for
the honors after the seventh lap.
? Louis Wagner, the other ravorlte,
retired his Flat from the contest in
the 15th turn.
TROOPS IN READINESS.
United States Has Force in Philip
ines to Dispatch at Once.
The United States is keeping in
readiness at Manila an expeditionary
force of from 500 to 2,500 soldiers
for Immediate dispatch to China for
the purpose of protecting foreigners
ard to keep open the railway com
munication between Peking and the
sea. This, it was declared by the
State Department *s not to be con
sidered an intervening force in favor
of either the rebeln of the Imperial
ists, but is merely the United States'
part in complying, together with the.
other powers signatory to the Boxer
protocol, with the provisions of that
The order for starting the troops
awaits only the word from American
Minister Calhoun at Peking. Mr.
Calhoun was Wednesday instructed
by the department to convey to his
diplomatic colleagues now in the Chi
nese capital the information that the
United States has hi8 force ready,
and that it will be sent immediately
upon the notification that the council
of foreign representatives at Peeking
thinks they are needed.
HIS DEMAND COMPLIED WITH.
Robber With Revolver Gets Good Roll
From Bank Toller.
At the command of an unmasked
man firmed with a revolver, A. D.
McLeod, teller of the Grandvlew
branch of the Royal Bank of Canada,
Wednesday handed over $1,000 cash.
The robber escaped. Only two clerks
?were in tho bank when the stranger
entered. "Give me a thousand," he
laconically ordered and the teller
complied. The stranger, putting the
roll of bills into his pocket, hurried
Streams Frozen in Texas.
Dallas, Texas, .sajoyed one of the
coldest Thanksgivings in the history
of the weather bureau stations in
this State. Snyder Tex?.: reported
four degrees above zero. Dallas reg
istered twelve'above. At Houston
streams were reported frozen over,,
Galveeton reported 34 snd San An
tonio 84 abort with, rising tfimfpfEr
tar?; . j I
!? METHODISTS MEET
BISHOP KILGO PRESIDES OVER
Hundreds of Clergymen and Laymen,
Representing South Carolina Meth
odism, In Attendance.
South Carolina Methodists met in
their 126th annual Conference at
Bennettsvllle Wednesday morning.
The Conference began with the Sac
rament of the Lord's Supper, admin
istered by Bishop John C. Kllgo,. as
sisted [by the Rev. Messrs. C. B-.
Smith, J. 'vV. Elkins, J. 0. Wilson,
P. F. KiJgo and R. E. Turnipseed.
The sacrament was administered to
hundreds of clergymen, laymen and
citizens of Bennettsvllle and the ser
vice was exceedingly impressive.
When the Rev. T. J. Clyde ,one of
the oldest members of the Confer
ence, approached the- chancel Bishop
Kilgo affectionately embraced him
and wept. Mr. Clyde was the senior
preacher of Bishop Kilgo on the
Bishop's first charge, here in Ben
nettsvillfe, and to him the Bishop de
clared he owed a debt of gratitude
which could never be paid.
The organization of the Conference
was perfected by the re-election of
Dr. E. O. Watson as secretary. Dr.
Watson appointed as his assistants
the Rev. Messrs. A. E. Holler, S. B.
Harper and W. L. Wait. The Rev.
R. E Turnipseed was re-elected sta
tistical secretary Hours for meeting
and adjourning were fixed at 9:30
a. m. and 12:30 p. m.
The Rev. A. J. Cauthen, secretary
of the board of presiding elders, read
the following report, naming the
committees to serve during the-.ses
Public Worship?P. F. Kilgo, R.
E. Turnipseed, S. J. Bethea and J. F.
Conferer-n Relations?N. G. Bel
linger, E. T*. Taylor, E. H. Beckham,
A. T. Dunlap, P. B. Ingraham, J. R.
T. Major, B. J. Guess, T. E. Morris,
J. A. White, W. H. Arial, J. S. Beas
ley and J. C. Chandler.
dstrict Conference Journals?R.
W. Humphries, G. W. Gruber, R. M.
Dubose, W. H. McEachern, G. C.
Leonar:, T. B. Bruce, C. C. Derrick,
?. G. OsDo.-ne. S. W. Henry, J. T. Mc
Gar'rlty, D. E. Camak and J. W. Mc
Books and Periodicals?D. W. Dan
iels, J. F: Inabiuet, f. T. Miller, C. S.
Felder, Dr. B. G. Gregg, G. r-\ Kirby,
R. M. Lofton, J. E. Carlisle, A. C.
Dibble, W. iB. Justus, L. G. Potter
and D. M. McLeod.
Temperance?J. W. Neely, C. R.
Walker, J. M. Friday, J. B. Penland,
J A. Graham, J. F. Bolt, W. T. Bed
enbaugh, E. B. Berry, W. H. Hodges.
U. A. Funderburk, G. P. Watson and
J. R. Griffin.
Sabbath Observance?R. G. Gaines,
J. W. Walling, W. H. B. Kinard, T.
G. Herbert, D. M. Barrentine, J. R.
Walker, G. M. Beasley, S. J. Bethea,
I. W. Bowman, H. B. Hardy, W. C.
Kirkland and N. S. McLeod.
Memoirs?J B. Traywick, S. A.
Weber, J. L. Stokes, E. S. Jones and
R. S. Truesd<ilo.
The Rev. L. P. McGhee, in a fitting
speech, delivered to Bishop Kilgo a
handsome gavel. Mr. McGhee said
that the handle of the gavel was pre
sented by Landc-r College, the silver
bands by Bennettsville Methodists
and the ni?.in body by the Methodists
of Laurens, the native town of the
distinguished Bishop. The response
of <the Bishop was very happy, and
witty as well.
The twenty-second question: "Are
all the preachers blameless in their
lives and character?" was asked, and
the characters of the twelve presiding
elders were passed and their reports
heard. The Bishop made inquiry as
to the several Interests of the church,
missions, education, finance and spir
itual conditions. - t -
The following visitors were Intro
duced- to the Conference: Dr. D. A.
Bull, representing the Sunday-school
board; Dr. James Cannon, of Vir
ginia; Dr. J. M. Moore, of the mis
sion board, and Dr. J. D. Hammond,
of Payne College.
In the afternoon the Rev. R. E.
Truesdale, of Sparenburg, preached.
The report recently circulated as to
the transfer of the Rev. R. E. Trues
dale was Wednesday denied by Mr.
Tuesdale. He says he knows nothing
of such an arrangement as was re
ported. The news of his intention
of staying in South Carolina lei re
ceived with great satisfaction, as he
is one of the most valuable men in
Train Leaves Trestle.
News received at Tampa, Fla
early Friday morning that train
number S5 on the Atlantic Coast line
between Tampa and Jacksonrille
went through a trestle one mile
North of Kissimmee. The engine
and tender passed over safely but
the baggage car went through fatal
ly injuring Baggagemastor L. C. Loy
al, and seriously injuring Conductor
J. B. Allen. Several passenger
coaches tilted and was piled almost
end up on the wreckago of the bag
Misses Rabbit, Hits Women.
While hunting rabbits on the farm
near MrLouth, Kan., Wednesday,
John Clemm accidentally shot 6ix
young women who were standing on
the front porch of his home. A rab
bit ran around the house and Clemm
fired at it with a shot gun. He miss
ed the r&bbit but the shot struck the
women, all of whom wert vounded
in the lower limbs.
SPOKE IN CHARLESTON
GOV. FOSS OF MASSACHUSETTS
PRESENT AT BANQUET.
Democratic Principals Declared Only
Basis of Progress?Outlined Pro
gressive Movement of Party.
A closer run of the state for pop
ular government, and the elimination
of special tariff and other privileges,
as the only basis for constructive na
tional progress was advocated by
Gov. Eugene N. Fo3s, of Massachu
setts, in an address before the St.
Andrew's Society Thursday night in
He declared the business interests
of the country must be built upon
constructive business lines for the
benefit of the people and that tho
Republican party had utterly failed
in this regard.
He outlined the progressive move
ment of the Democratic party, which,
ho said, furnished '-.he necessary so
lution of our national problems and
declared that the country' is calling
upon that party to assume the lead
ership. He declared that the Sher
man act had failed to safeguard and
develop our industrial prosperity, and
that it had reacted injuriously upon
He believed, he said, that each
state must now take up the duties of
regulating its trade and commerce,
instead of leaving this to take its
chances with unwise Federal control
and litigation; called for a more bus
iness-like direction of public affairs
and declared it to be the duty and
the opportunity of the progressive
Democracy to establish clean-cut bus
iness methods in government as well
as industry and commerce.
"The people now realize that the
business interests of the country and
all preblems of public finances and
all problems of public finances and
fiscal policy cannoc remain the prey
of partisan Bchemes; but must be
raised to the highest level on Bound
economic principles. Progress is pos
sible on this plan, and on no other.
"Legislation in regard to our in
dustry and commerce has hitherto
been far more destructive of broad,
honest expansion than effective in
checking dishonesty or In limiting
"We now enter upon a new era in
which progressive legislat'on on
these lines will take the place of
tariff juggling and its attendant evils.
"The era of tho Payne-Aldrich tar
iff has been also the era of the polit
ical boss. It has witnessed the sub
version of Legislatures, the dictation
of congressional action, and the dis
turbance of executive duty, through
forces that work in the dark, against
the public welfare. It has been the
direct representation of popular will
supplanted by the dictates of polit
"Relief from present conditions
can be?and will be?accorded by
Democratic administration and a
Democratic administration and a
Democratic Congress. These results
can be secured by cur party through
the twin policies of a reasonable tar
iff and a settled program of reciprocal
"But there is, in my judgment, a
still more important step which re
mains for us to take.
"It is time for Congress while up
holding the principle that interstate
and foreign trade shall be free from
restraint, to define so far as practi
cable what specific acts shall be
deemed lawful and what unlawful,
it order that the legitimate business
of the country may know what the
conditions are to which business must
"It Is time, also, to reaffirm the
principle that each state must do for
itself all that human power can ac
complish to utilize its constitutional
"Failure of the Btates to act ef- ,
fectively within their common sphere
serves as a justification for undue
extension of national authority.
"We must now face a situation In
which the fear of restraint by com
binations of capital haB given way to
apprehension of greater restraint by
the national government itself."
GUILTV OF MURDER.
Quick Justice Meted to Man Who
Killed Mrs. Mary Hall.
At White Plains, N. R., it took a
jury but ten minutes to reach a ver
dict of guilty Thursday in the trial
uf Vlnceszo Corna, charged with the
murder of Mrs. Mary Hall at her
home near Crotan Lake, on Novem
ber 9 last. Never was a murder case
I cleared up in shorter time in that
county. Two days after the murder
five men alleged to have been bandits,
who killed Mrs. Hall in an effort to
make her disclose the whereabouts
of a large sum of insurance money,
were arrested; they were Indicted two
days later; Corna, the alleged leader
of the bandits, was placed on trial
Monday. The defense presented no
Many Linemen Busy.
Work for a large force of linemen
for several months will bo provided
j by the Southern Railway, which is
I now organizing its forces for the
[erection of two metallic i*Sepbone
circuits and tho Installation cf sta
tion equipment between Knoxville
and Chattanooga for dispatching
trains by telephone. The work will
begin on December 1st and is under
the Jurisdiction of the superintendent
of telegraph, Washington, D. C. '
G, S. C, SATURDAY, DECEIV
Assigned the Colon d Preachers by
Their Annual Couferetce
NORTHERN M. F. CHURCH
Wliere the Preachers of This Church,
All of Whom Being Colored Except
Dr. L. M. Danton, President of the
Claflin University, Will Preach
The following are the appointments
of the preachers, all of whom are col
ored, except Dr. L. M. Dunton, Pres
ident of Claflin University, read
Monday at the Annual Conference of
tho Northern Methodist church held
D. J. Sanders, d'scrict superintend
Alken, J. Bw Middleton.
Appleton, J. A. Curry.
Allendale, R. E. Romans. i
Seiglingville, Isaac iMyers.
Bamberg, S. D. Williams.
Walterboro, E. W. Statton.
Ruffin, S; A. Funches.
Dodge, G. W. Cant.
Springto?*n, J. S. Latson.
Ulmer, E. J. Curry.
Hampton, H. H. Matthews.
Ehrhardt, W. G. White.
Bamberg circuit, A. M. Wright.
Jacksonboro, Ellis Forrest.
Yemassee, W. M. Stoney.
Grahamville and Hardeeville, F. A.
Connerly. ; ?
Barnwell, J. A. Summers.
Cook's Chapel, J. G. Stokes.
Beaufort, W. M. David.
H. C. Asbury, district superintend
Allcot, S. M. McCullum.
BennettsvUle, L G. Gregg.
Bethune, I. H. Richardson.
Bethel and Ebenezer, D. E.
Chesterfield, C. C. Robinson.
?Cheraw, C. C. Scott.
Cheraw circuit, J. F. Woods.
Cheraw and Society Hill, supplied.
Cash's mission, supplied.
Clio and TU'lum, B. C. Jackson.
Dillon, J. McLeod.
Dunbar, F. W. Vance.
Darlington, A. S. J. Brown.
Hamer, W. S. Neil.
Hartsvlile, J. M. Phillips.
Hartsville circuit, J. A. Glenn.
Jefferson, J. A. Gary.
Little Rock, S. Green.
iMcBee, L. A. Thomas.
North Marlboro, J. McEaddy.
Palmetto, E. M. Washington.
Spears and Smyrna, B. S. Cooper.
Syracuse, W. B. Romans.
J. W. Moultrie, district superin
Charleston, Centenary, M. M. Mou
Charleston, Old Bethel, C. H. Har
Charleston, Wesley, R. L. Hickson.
Charleston, Macedonia, S. Bonneau.
Charleston mission. J. H. Wilson.
Cooper River, Daniel Brown.
Dorchester, M. Stewart.
Holly Hill, W. C. Summers.
John's Island, I. L. Hardy.
Maryville, B. F. Bradford.
Pinopolls, G. S. McMillan.
Ridgeville, A. R. Smith.
St. John, J. P. Green. \
St. Stephen's, A. D. Jackson.
St. Thomas, Thomas Judge.
Summerville, J. D. Mitchell.
Washington and Ladson, I. G.
Mt. Pleasant and McClellanvilie,
I. H. Fulton, district superintend
Black River, M. Bu Mason.
Brook Green, C. B. Lowery.
Cades, D. Salters.
Florence, W. S. Thompson.
Georgetown, T. J. Robinson.
Greeleyville, W. B. Bowers.
Kingstree, G. J. Davis.
Kingstree circuit, J. P. Robinson.
Lake City, J. L. Martin.
Lanes, G-eorgo W. Rodgero.
Latta, York Goodlett.
Mars (Bluff, W. M. R. Eaddy.
Marion, J. L. Grice.
Mullins, S. S. Sparks.
Pleasant Grove and Andrews, Wm.
Salem and Wesley, J. A. Harrall.
St. Luke, Norris J. Brown.
St. Mary, O. V. Miller.
St. Paul and Winyah, Frank Quick.
Springville, S. A. King.
Timmonsvlllo, L. L. Thomas.
Turkey Creek, N. T. Bowen, Jr.
B. S. Jackson, diptrict superintend
Abbeville, J. A. Wilson.
Anderson, A. G. Kennedy.
Belton, J. E. C. Jenkins.
Central, G. W. Beckham.
Easley, W. M. Baker.
Greenville, Bethel, P. E. McLaugh
Greenville, John Wesley, W. G.
Greenville, St. Andrews, G. W.
Liberty and Plckens, J. C. Martin.
Lowndesville, W. G. Doas.
North Greenville, S. E. Watson.
Pendleton, Lawrence Rice.
Rock Hill, J. R. Graham.
Seneca, L. W. Williams.
South Greenville, C. L. Logan.
St. Mark, A. G. Towusend.
Town Tille, T. QTcParlaiifi, j i .
IBER 2, 1911.
Westminster and Walhalla, Alfred
West Anderson, W. F. Smith.
Williamston, J. A. Brown.
D. M. Minus, president Sterling
E. B. Burroughs, district superin
;Badham mission, -
Branchville, A. B. Murphy.
Columbia, A. S. Cottingnam.
Columbia mission, J. H. Johnson.
Denmark, I E Lowery
Edisto Forks, J. S. Thomas.
Jamison, G. W. Oovington.
Lexington and Swansea, G. Coving
Macedonia, S. J. Cooper.
Midway, J. S. Lyles.
North, N. W. Green.
Neeses and Norway, R, H. Cun
Orangeburg, J. F. Page.
Orangeburg circuit, J. L. Hender
Pineville, N. T. Bowen, Sr.
Reevesville, H. H. Cooper.
Rowesville, J. R. Taylor.
Springfield, W. J., Smith.
St. George, A. E. Quick.
St. Matthews mission, J. S. Stover.
L. M. Dunton, president Clafln Uni
versity, and R. A. Cottingham, pro
J. E. Wilson, district superintend
Antioch and Shepherd, A. D.
Blaney, V. C. Dimery.
Borden, James Richards.
Camden, B. S. A. Williams.
Camden circuit, J. C. Burch.
Lamar, C. H. Dangerfleld.
Longtown, A. H. Hayes.
Lynchburg, A. R. Howard.
Mayesville, W. H. Redfield.
Mechanicsville, G. W. iMoore.
>Mt. Zion, P. R. Camden.
Rock Spring, G. B. Tillman.
Shiloh, W. McWillie.
St. Matthews, T. W. Willie.
Sumter, W. M. IJanna.
Sumter mission, B. J. McDaniel.
Wateree, W. H. Jones.
C. R. Brown, district superintend
Blacksburg, A. D. Harris.
Bradley, J. C. Gibbs.
Campobello, Win. Smith.
Chester, J. I. Miller. .
Clover, R. F. Harrington.
Cowpens, D. H. Kearse.
East Spartanburg and Chesnee, C.
Gaffney, R. FV Freeman.
Greer, E. W. Adams.
Greenwood. T. C. Frazler.
IMcConnellsville. S. Goudlock.
Newberry and Wilson, J. W.
Ninety-Six, Wiley Littlejohn.
Pacolet, C. C. Clarke.
ReidviUe, H. J. Kirk.
Rock Hill, D. P. Murphy.
St. James, H. W. Williams.
Spartanbcrg, G. W. Cooper.
Spartanburg circuit,- R. C. Camp
Spartanburg circuit, R. C. Camp
Spartanburg mission, C. B. Eirown.
Wellford, W. T. Kelly.
Wilkinsville, J. \. Norrls.
Yorkvllle, N. S. Smith.
York circuit, J. C. Armstrong.
COLLAPSE OF GRAND STAND.
Packed With People to Witness Foot
At Jackson, Miss., fifty persons
were injured, several possibly fatal
ly, when a temporary grandstand at
the state fair ground collapsed just
before play was started Thursday in
Ihe annual football contest between
the elevens of the University of 'Mis
sissippi and Mississippi Agrlcuil'.ral
?nd Mechanical College, a thousand
or more spectators tumbling to the
ground with the wreckage of the
Thomas Spengler, of Jackson; S.
C. Gathlngs, University student,
Prairie, Miss., and T. W. Henry, Mis
sissippi college student, Clinton,
Miss., are the most seriously hurt.
Both of Spengler's legs were brok
en. Gathlngs and Henry were hurt
Tho stand gave way without warn
ing, suddenly tilting to one side and
going down under its burden of hu
manity. A number of women and
children were among the occupants
oi the structure.
The wounded were hurried to hos
pitals and private homes for surgical
attention as iiulckly as automobiles,
carriages and other vehicles could
Lieutenant Governor Manshlp and
Secretary of State J. N. Power, of
Mississippi, were among those on the
sttnd at the time It collapsed. They
escaped with slight bruises.
Tho list of injured includes: W.
P Henry, Clinton, ir.ternal injuries;
William Chapman, Laurel, internal
Injt.r!?s; Con Sledge, Clarksdale, in
ternal injuries; Miss Ida Attnavo,
Black Hawk, Miss., back badly
wienched; iMIss Mnllio Burch, Jack
pon, severe bruises.
Injuries sustained by the others
hurt consist of minor cuts and bruls
?* Instantly Killed by Train.
Tho Southern Railway train No.
32 Wednesday night at Steelo's
Crossing, south of Rock Hill, S. C,
struck a buggy driven by a farmer
by the name of Sims, instantly
killed him and his horse. The
track Is straight and onen for half a
mile or more on each side. The
slreot talk Thursday was that Sims
had been drinking and that some one
had put him in his buggy and started j
him homeward. He leavea a widow.'
SAVED NEW JERSEY
DEMOCRATS CARRIED THE STATE
AGAIN THIS YEAR.
lost Only Essex County Where Dom
. ocrats and, Independents Refused
to Help Smith.
The True American, of Trenton,
N. J., in a recent issue shows that
Woodrow Wilson really carried New
Jersey in the late election. Accord
ing to the True American Gov. Wil
son spoke in twenty of the twenty-one
counties of the State during the cam
He did not speak in Essex* county,
where the socalled "Democratic" can
didates for assembly were running
on a Smith-Nugent machine ticket in
opposition to the Wilson platform
and in opposition to progressive leg
In the twenty counties where Wil
son spoke the Democrats increased
their phenomenal majorit'es of 9,531
for the legislative ticket in 1910, to
1 0,1 SS in 1911. This, in conjunction
with the fact that taking the State
as a whole the Democratic candidates
for assemblymen received a plurality
of the votes cast for assembly candi
dates, and that, too, in a year when
the total vote was exceptionally light,
shows tliat Governor Wilson has re
deemed New Jersey to Democracy
These figures also bear out the
[statement made this week by Nation
la! Committeeman Robert S. Huds
ipeth, of Jersey City, in which he de
clares that " the result this year was'
accomplished in ppite of opposition
to Governor Wilson on the part of
James Smith, who dominated the or
ganization in E'fsex County. This
County has twelve assembly seats,
which were lost, the Democratic vot
ers refusing to support his candidates,
who were running on the anti-Wilson
"The Democratic loss In Essex
county changed the complexion of the
assembly, but the total vote in the
State nevertheless shows a Demo
cratic majority. "The difference be
tween this and last year in the Dem
ocratic majority lies chiefly in
Smith's county. There was a change
against him of 12,227 votes. Last
year his county wi9 Democratic by a
majority of 4.939. This year there
was a Republican majority of 7,283.
"The State senate last year was
Republican by a majority of three.
As a result of the recent election that
body this year is Republican by a
majority of only one. Governor Wil
son's legislative program at the last
session was carried through In its
entirety, notwithstanding the Repub
lican majority In the Senate.
"The Democratic majority in the
State is notable in view of the fact
that there was no candidate for State
office., and no one like Governor Wil
son running for office about whom a
State-wide interest might revolve. As
a natural consequence, a large num
ber of registered voters, in the main
Independent, refrained from casting
their ballots. This vote last year was
given to Governor Wilson individu
ACCIDENTS ON RAILROADS.
Many Lives Lost on the Railroads in
Twelve more persons were killed
by the railroads operating in South
Carolina this year than last year, ac
cording to the reports that have been
filed with the railroad commission by
the officers of the various companies
for year ending June 30. The re
ports filed show that 82 trainmen,
passengers and trespassers were
killed during the year as compared
70 last year.
The reports also show that over
300 more persons were injured this
year. The number of person:! report
ed Injured was 1,255, as compared
with 940 last year. These statistics
wi?I bo embraced in the annual report
of the commission- to the general as
sembly which is now being prepared.
Reports received throughout the
year from the various sections of the
Sta<e would indicate that many of the
S2 deaths were caused by the dan
gerous grade crossings. Few people
were killed in wrecks In this State
The policy of the commission is to
work for the elimination of grade
crossings, and a section of the annual
report will bo devoted to the matter.
The commission will ask that grade
croesinga be placed entirely within
the Jurisdiction of the commission.
The section of the report of the
commission dealing with the Incomes
and expenditures of the various rail
way lines of the State is soon to be j
Four Rurned Alive.
Fire on the farm of Lieutenant!
Governor T. W. Patterson, near Liv
erpool station, B. C., caused the death I
of four persons early Thursday. I
Thomas Moore, In charge of the farm,!
his young daughter and two small j
sonj were the victims. Five chil
dren, boys, escaped. The mother and:
a sister were absent from homo.
Baseball Player Killed
A news dispatch from Demarest,
Ga., says: "A McCoy, 22 a baseball
player, who was on the Johnson City
(Tenn.) team In the Appalachian
League last season, was accidentally
shot and killed at that place Thurs
day. No details of the tragedy are
TWO CENTS PER 0GPY.. i
RETURN NO BILL
?.? ' j
Grand Jurj At Ncwberry Refose (o Ii
diet I B. Felder,
ON CHARGES OF BRIBERY
Action in Cuso Follows Additional
Charge by Court, at Grand Jury's
Request?Bill Handed Out by So
licitor Monday?No Comment from
Shortly after hearing an additional
charge from Judge Gage, delivered In
response to an inquiry as to whether
they could take into consideration the
expense to the county and tho moral
and social effect of a prosecution of
Thomas B. Felder, of Atlanta, for al
leged bribery in connection with old
State dispensary affairs, the grand
jury in the Sessions Court at New
berry Wednesday morning returned
"no bill" in the Felder case. The
jury had had the bill since Monday
It is lnderstood that there was con
siderable division among the grand
jury upon what finding shonld bei
made. From the r.uestion asked by
the jury, and from other circum
stances in connection with the con
sideration of the Lil/ by them, It is
inferred that the jury looked not
r.lone to the question of the evidence
submitted in support of the allega
tion, but took under consideration
the wisdom of a prosecution.
Attorney General Lyon stopped!
over in Newberry for a short time
between trains on his way to his
home in Abbeville. He did not ap
pear in the Court room. In fact, he
reached Newherry after the finding
in the Felder case.
Fred H. Dominick, Esq., a mem
ber rf the dispensary wfndlng-up
commission, said Wednesday night
that he had no statement to give out
In regard to the jury's finding.
Judge Gage In replying to the:
grand jury's question, said that this
case arose "out of that terrible ex
periment which the State was in
duced to make some twenty years
ago, and thai; was an honest effort to
make respectable a' nefarious busi
ness, that of selling liquor to men."
"I trust." he said, "the Sltate has
tried that experiment to its heart's
He said the grand jury was bound
to know the public history of all of
these dispensary nrosecutions, and he
gave the jury a brief history of the
prosecution and the results, naming,
among the others, the prosecution
against Boykln, Towlll and Evans,
the three witnesses on the Felder hill,
the prosecution agains Evans having
been brought In ch^ Ncwberry Court
and having been nolle prossed by
With reference to the matter of
"xnense. he said, "if It is true that
Folder offered the?e men a bribe, and
if the testimony so satisfies jou, and
if the testimony -jatisfies you that thia
prosecution is In goori faith to vindi
cate the law of the land, you ought
fo find a true bill, no matter what the
expense Is. But, on the other hand,
if the testimony does not so satisfy
you. if you are not satisfied that the
prosecution is for public purposes, or
to put it differently, If you are sat
isfied that the prosecution is not for
the public good and will not end In
public good, you have a wide discre
tion In the matter; you can either
find no bill, or you can return the
bill to the solicitor unacted upon,
stating to him that you will not
make any finding upon it, but prefer
it to stand until more satisfactory
proof comes to your hands.
".But, above all things, gentle
men," said Judge Gage, "you should
make one thing your pole-star and
unless you do that you will do wrong.
Put behind you every personal con
sideration and look to the truth and
the truth alone, and plant yourselves
firmly upon the truth, and go to that
goal to which truth leads you. If
you go at it in this spirit, and with
this purpose, you are bound to reach
a right conclusion. If you go at It
in any other spirit, you are bound
to reach a wrong conclusion."
SHOOTS 'POSSUM HUNTERS.
Assailant Thought to Be Negro Who
Mistook Them for I*ursuers.
R. A. Richardson, Herman West
and a young man named Rogers,
who live '.n and near Dover, were
assailed by an unknown negro while
'possum hunting two miles rrom Dov
er Tuesday night were shot at three
times with a shotgun by their un
known assailant. It Is Iwlicvod tho
assailant was a negro, Ben Matthews,
who shot Chief of Police Rouse Sat
urday night and who h:;d been in
hiding since then. It is thought that
Matthews believing that the 'possum
hunters were a posse in search of
him opened fire on them when ho
saw them coming through the woods
with a torch. Mr. Richardson, who
was in front with the torch, received
the greater part of the first shot from
tho gun, most of the charge lodging
In his arm and one striking him
under tho eye. Messrs. West and
Rogers received a small shot each.
None of the wounds are serious. Ef
forts were made to secure blood
hounds and track down the man wb^
did the shootoing but they were du
successful. They are still searching
for him, however, j