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TOLUMIE XLIX, NUXBER 69. NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 1911.
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ATOR E. D. SMITH
SPEAKS IN NEWBERRY
LLS OF FIGHT FOR ACCURATE
ps Secretary Wilson and Depart.
ment of Agriculture-Urges Far
mers to Stick Together.
United States Senator E. D. Smith
dressed a representative Newberry
unty audience in the court house on
turday morning, coming to Newber
in response to an invitation ex
ended him by the chamber of com
ezce and the County Farmers' union,
MuhAf the interest of Senator
Smith's.. address centred in his re
rks in regard to his fight for accu
acy in government cotton crop esti
ates, inspired by the guess-work
thods which he described as hav
been pursued by the department
agriculture, and which methods he
nounced as being in the interest oi
e cotton speculators and against the
erests 6f the -cotton . p'roducers,
tor Smith spoke for more thar
our. He is a good talker, and he
frequently interrupted by ap
r. R. T. C. Hunter presided.
Sekator Smith's Address.
nator Smith began by detailing
condition of the Southern people
wing the War Between the Sec
s--capital gone, credit gone, over
en and oppressed and down-trod
by a people flushed with victory,
of the struggle of the South siace
war for recognition in the coun
and the policies of the nation,
tenths of the senators from oth
ctions of the country, he said,
more conception of the South
as much %i orking knowledge a.
have of Europe and the East
look upon this as being the
that produces the raw material
f which they produce the finished
e, and out of which they grow
but any man that dares to stand
d say that my section of the
ry is entitled to the same square
as any other section, and that
we produce is entitled to re
ul treatment at the hands of
-tional government is looked up
being presumptuous. As an il.
tion, the senator from Vermont
red for the agricultural commit
bill'looking towards the estab
ent of agricultural and industrial
schools throughout the United
,and to appropriate a certain
r of millions of dollars for the
t of these schools, and one sec
f the bill provided that in those
.where separate schools were
ded for the negro that the money
d be appropriated according tc
elat;ive -population of the tw(
. Senator Smith said but for this
ion he would have advocated
ill, but he told .them that he did
rc-pose for the committee to put
bill a clause which reflected up
e4 manhood and the integrity of
outh, and if this provision were
ed to stay he wc ld fight it or
oor of the senate.
The West For The West.
en President Taft sent in his re
ity treaty with Canada, includ
ee wheat, taka~g off the present
ts a bushel, whic~h hasn't amount
in the past, but which will
o a great deal to the Western
owers as the demand for
- 1ows the production in this
and Canada begins to send
in from the finest wheat section
-he world which Canada is now
ing up, every senator and repre
ative of the wheat-growing States
on his feet fighting for the right
wheat to get the highest price pos
When the secretary of agriculture
lowed the crop reporting department
issue an official estimate of the con
ion of the cotton crop on June 25,
efore part of the cotton was out of
tle ground, the estimate being 14.
00,000 bales, what diid it affect? Las:
ear $896,900,000 of raw material had
een sent out of America. The whole
eprt of raw material brought intc
his country that amount. Raw cot
AWFUL MOTION PICTURE
DISASTER; MANY DEAD
SCORES KILLED AND WOUNDED
IN THEATRE PANIC.
Men, Women and' Children Trampled
to Death and Suffocated in At
tempt to Leave.
Canonsburg, Pa., Aug. 26.-Twenty
six persons were killed and over six
ty injured tonight, when a moving
picture film exploded in the CaiioiLs
burg opera house.
Immediatel following the flash of the
film, some one shouted "fire," There
was a rush fyr the exit and in a mo
ment there was a writhing, scr-am
ing mass of humanity, ten feet high, !i
the narrow stairway leading to the- en
trance of the theatre. Most of the
dead were smothered. A majority of
the audience was composed of women
and children. In the fierce rush for
the exit they were thrown from their
feet and trampelled upon. Others
were thrown upon them and those at
the bottom of the human p. were
When two volunteer fire depart
ments reached the theatre the sight
staggered them. Those of the audience
who had escaped from the building
and other spectators drawn to th',
sedne were rushing about the front of
the building. No person, it seemed,
was making any effort to aid the
struggling mass within the theatre.
The firemen pushed into the building
and practically threw persons into the
streets. The dead were laid in a row
along the sidewalk.
Girls Heroism Saves Many.
The list of dead probably would
have been greater but for the heroism
of Miss Mary Craig, pianist at the
theatre. When the cries of "fire"
sounded and the rush for safety start
ed, Miss Craig began playing a slow
march. Over and over she played the
selection, never faltering; and many in
the *crowd caught the swing of the
music. When the people had swept
from the building, Miss Craig left un
A JOKE, SAYS ME. AIKEN.
Congressman's .Explanation of Quiz
zing of Palmetto Senators.
Washington, Aug. 25.-Publication
of the correspondence between Rep
resentative Wyatt Aiken, of the 3rd
South Carolina district, with the two
South Carolina senators,- in his effort
to asce'rtain which, if either, had made
to Governor Blease a statement about
the comparative~ :n .Uligence of: uiix
bers .of the South Carolina delegation
in the house of representatives, was
the nev s incident or greatest interest
to the d&legation du-ing the closmng
weeks of the extra session. Ta:1rc
was a good deal of discussion of the
matter among the Represeritatives,I
but none except Mr. Aiken would say!
anything for publication.
It is fair to say that the 3rd district
congressman did not "give out" the
correspondence in the sense of ask
ing that it be printed. The News and
Courier's correspondent heard from
another source that the correspond
ence existed, and when he went to Mr.
Aiken and asked if thle correspondence
might be seen and copied, Mr. Aiken
said he had no objection. Except with
regard to* what he held to be the un
satisfactory nature of Senator Smith's
reply, Representative Aiken exhibited
in his manner no signs of ill humor at
any time when the correspondent ap
proached him on the subfect_ of his
Just before congress adjourned, Mr.
Aiken said that he was surprised to
see how much importance had been at
tached to the incident in some of the
South Carolina papers. He declared
that he had written his letters of in
quiry largely in a spirit of mischief,
and that he regarded the whole mat
Iter as a joke.
Coroner on His Vacation.
Coroner W. E. Felker is spending a
week or ten days with his mother and
[other relatives in the Long Lana and
Whitmire sections of the county. It is
t be hoped that no necessity for in
quests will interfere with hi:; well
Terrific Gale S
NO LOSS OF LIFE HAS
BEEN SO FAR REPORTED
CHARLESTON UNION STATION 3
FEET UNDER WATER.
All Wire Communication With City
Cut Off-Train Gets Out Monday
Six Hours Late.
Special to The Herald and News.
Columbia, Aug. 28.-A telephone
message from Ridgeville to Augusta,
published in the Daily Record this af- I
ternoon, is the only additional infor-j
mation received here today in regard
to the storm of semi-tropic origin
which on Sunday swept up the coast
of Georgia and South Carolina, isolat
ing South Carolina seaports. Ridge
ville is 31 miles north of Charleston,
and the message was to the effect that
the union station in Charlestion was
three feet under water, that the sta
tion had been partially unroofed by
the wind, and that trains were tied up
between Magnolia and Ashley Junc
tion, a short distance this side of
No trains had got out of Charleston
from 8 p. m. on Sunday night until
Atlantic Coast Line train No. .52 got
out Monday six hours late. This train
left to go 'by- way of Florence, and was
to be annulled when it reached Flor
ence, where'it would'make connection
with the Coast Line from Florence to
Columbia. A Coast Line train was
run out of Columbia for Greenville
early this afternoon, about an hour
after the time :of departure of the
An effort was being made to get
trains out of Charleston from the old
Line street station of the Southern
railway, and the Southern hoped, to
have a train out On Monday afternoon.
It was felt pretty certain that all the
colonists on the islands were safe. All
who didn't get off on the last boat
leaving the Mt. Pleasant ,wharf went
to high ground near Mt. Pleasant, it
is' believed, and others farther back
are stated to have gone to high ground
It is impossiblej of course, to get any
definite information as to conditions
in the city, all wire and mail communi
cation being shut off, but while there
has doubtless been a great deal of
damage to cottages on the island, and
possibly a good deai of property dam
age in the city, it is hoped there has
been no loss of life.
Savannah, Ga., Aug. 27.-Suddenly
appearing off the coast of South Ca:y
olina and Georgia this morne-- a
storm that had reached a mile a min
ute velocity at Savannah tonight,
venting its force on plate glass win
dows, signs, streets lamps and trees,
4.ad4l wires between Savannah and
Charleston out of commission and at
an early hour isolated that city and
Beaufort, S. C.
South of Savannah there is slight
damage to wires, the storm's opera
tion being confined to this city and the
region north of here.
At 10.55 o'clock tonight, when the
local weather office closed, the baro
meter stood at 29.38 and was falling.
Earlier in the night the local wire
less station was in communication
with a number of ships at sea. The
Clyde liner Apache from New York
was off the Charleston harbor unable
to go in on account of the rough seas.
The Mohawk of the same line was un
able to leave Charleston.
The Merchants and Miners' Trans
portation company's steamer, Cretan.
due here tonight, will not be able to
dock befre tomoerow noon on account
)f the storm. All vessels in communi
ation with the local wireless station
eport unusually heavy seas, rising
Very High Tides.
Very high tides are reported from
rybee Island and early before the
ires were lost from Beaufort, S. C.
Efforts to get into communication by
wireless with Charleston aiso railed
ind nothing is known here of the ex
ent of damage there. There is a very
Large number of Savannahians who
lormely resided in Charleston and
there was considerable uneasiness ap
parent here tonight on account of the
Eailure to hear from that city,.
The storm came as a sudden sur
prise to shipping. It was born at sea,
nd struck almost without warning.:
Blazing rockets were sent far into the
murky sky above Savannah tonight,
warning inhabitants of exposed is
lands along the Georgia coast.
Will Continue Northward.
Washington, Aug. 27.-According to
the government weather bureau, the
torm which has cut South Carolina
and Georgia coast points off from coin
munication with the outside world
moved up from the South Atlantic
cean yesterday and was central to
night between Savannah and Charles
tos with a barometer reading of 29.52
inches at the latter poace. Northerly
gales were reported from all along the
oast as far north as Wilmington, N.
Northeast storm warnings were
hoisted from Fort Monroe, Va., to Sa
vannah this morning and this after
aoon hurricane warnings were up at
Charleston and Savannah.
The bureau predicts that the storm'
probably will continue northward to
morrow, attended by general rains in
,he Atlantic Coast States.
Felt in Newberry.
The gale which on Sunday swept up
he Georgia-Carolina coast was slight
ly felt in Newberry, there being a good
eal of wind Sunday afternoon and
Monday, but never reaching a very
-igh- velocity. There was a hard rain
unday night, and there were inter
ittent showers all day Monday.
ANALYSIS OF EXTRA SESSION.
Legislation Passed, Pending and Kill
ed by Veto.
Washington, Aug. 25.--What was
lone and what was not done jy the
xtraordinary session of the 6..d con
~ress, called by President Taft to con
ider his measure of Canadian reci
procity, will be the chief subjects of
political discussion between this time
ad the reassembling of congress in
ihe next regular session, when the
ght, which was but a preliminary
skirmish this summer, -will be renewed
with the purpose of cliitching the
record for the approaching presiden
It was not merely in achieved legis
latio'n and in blocked legislation that
:he extra session made a record. There
were developments of great import
mnce to the Democratic party and to
:he American people aside from the
natter of bills enacted, bills vetoed,
mnd bills hung up in conference. But
>f those developments presently.
The Legislative Record.
General legislation, except for a few
reasues of a local emergency nature,
was barred in the extra session by
resolution of the Democratic caucus
)f the house of representatives.
Among the measures of national in
terest which were up for serious con
ideration, those which were adopted
by congress and signed by the presi:
lent were as follows:
Reappointment of representatives.
Publicity of campaign contributions.
Arizona and New Me'xico Statehood.
Legislation passed by both houses
>f congress, but destroyed by presi
lential veto, was as follows:
Reduction of wool tariff.
Farmers' free list bill.
Reduction of the cotton, metal,.and
Legislation on which the house and
+et d.iaeandn which remains
DEATHS AND INJUMIN I
MAR SPEED CONTEST
TWO EILLED IN ELGIN RACE-30 I
In 305-Mile Road Race, Won by Lon 4
Zengel, Racer Buck and Xachani
cian Fatally Injured.
Elgin, Aug. 26.-The 305-mile road
race today, won by Lo4 Zengel, in a 4
National, with Harry Grant second,
and Hugh Hughes third, was not ac
complished wit iGut its toll of d3ati1
Dave Buck, the veteran Chicago au
tomobile racer, and his mechanician,
; ere killed, as the result of aa acci
dent to his Pope-Hartford. Buck had
his back broken, but lived until to
night. Sam Jacobs; mechanician, died]
instantly, his neck being broken. Buck!
was within eleven laps of the finish,
going sixty-four miles an hour, when
his right forward wheel threw a tire.
The machine turned a complete som
Another accident in which thirty
persons were Injured, mostly slightly,
occurred shortly after 11 o'clock, while
the first lap of the race was on, sev
eral sections of the insecurely built
circus seats giving way. A thousand
or more persons were precipitated to
CONDITION OF COTTON CROP.
Reports Gathered by Secretary of Far.
Columbia, Aug. 24.-Reports receiv
ed by Secretary Reid, of the State Far
mers' union, indicate that the cotton
crop in a score of counties of the
State will average from 50 to 80 per
per cent. A report of all counties and a
counties reported so far is about 1 5
cent. A report of a1l counties and a
general average for the State will be
The information is being gathered
by the State Farmers' union to pre
vent the farmers of the State from
rushing cotton on the market at a
price too low.
The average by counties is as fol
Abbeville, 75; Anderson, 66 to 75;
Beaufort, 50; Cherokee, 50;.Clarendon,
70; Chesterfield, 80; Colleton, 65;
Darlington, not averaged; Edgefield,
65; Fairfield, 70; Greenville, 65;
Hampton, 70; Lexington, 70; Newber
ry, 70 to 75; Oconee, 80; Orangeburg,1
60 to 70; Pickens, 60; Richland, 60;
Sumerte, 65; Union, 65; Williamsburg,
The repor from Newberry is as fol
Newberry County-Average 70 to 75
per cent. Some normal and a. great!
deal less than 50 per cent. Rains are
local and too late for old cotton. Some
late catton would be benefited by
rains, if it could get them soon. De
terioration continues in many locali
ties. These figures may be changed
very likely reduced. Crop was poor
last year, and I think, it will be about'
the same this year. I
W. C. Brown.
Newberry, S. C., Aug. 23, 1911.
in conference committee during the re
cess of congress, is that which appliesI
to direct election of United States sen-I
ators. The conferees for the house,
are Messrs. Rucker (Missouri) and
Conry (New York,) Democrats, and ~
Olmsted (Pennsylvania), Republican;
and the conferees for the senate are!
Messrs. Clark (Wyoming) and Nelson
(Minn). Republicans, and.Bacon (Geo
gla,) Democrat. What the president
would have done with this measure if
the two houses of congress had ad
justed their differences upon it and
sent it to the white house is not
known. It is not at all improbable that
he was relieved at not having to make
In a broad way, as to the legislative .
record of the extra session, the Demo-'
crats took* the lead in what was ac
complished and were not to blame for1
what fell short of accomplishment,
with the possible exception of their i
share in failing to report the direct i
election of senators bill from confer
ence. They have much to refoice over
and little to explain or regret with re- ~
tAMI lL tLAX uYuAW
WEARY LENGTH ALONG
FIRGINIA'S HIGHLY SENSATIONAL
,ase of Young Man of Prominent Fam
ily Charged With King His
Bride of a Year.
Chesterfield C. H., Va., Aug. 27.
"onsiderable progress was made OnL
aturday by the prosecution in the
ase of Ilenry Clay Beattie, Jr., who
s on trial for his life, charged with
he murder of his young wife at a
onely spot on the Midlothian turnpike
ast month. Mrs. Beattie was shot in
he face with a shot gun. Beattie con
:ende. that while he and his . wife
were Kn the automobile his wife was
dlle(by a highwayman. The theory
>f th. prosecution is that Beattie,
rovifhis bride of a year out on the
iighway and killed her to get rid of
ier on account of his relations with
mother woman, Beulah Binford. Mrs.
Binford left a 5-weeks-old baby.
A number of important witnesses,
including one of the -detectives who
iad been prominent in the case from
the beginning, and several boys, the
prosecution's strong cards, were
There were many tense moments for
the prisoner, as the prosecution,
through the testiniony of Dectective
. L. Scherer, particularly, uncovered
fragments of conversations which he
is alleged to have had with Beattie
aoncer4ing Beulah Binford, the "girl
in the case." Plainly evident was the
fand of the prosecution today, in en
leavoring to show the underlying mo
tive for the murder, the fear of H. C.
Beattie, Jr., that his father mlght
learn of the resumption of relations
with the Binford girl and the alleged
physical ailment of Beattie at the time
f the murder. . -
The court, in fact, discerning. the?
intention of the prosecution -to unfold
this part of the mystery, asked permis
sion from the lawyers of both sides to
defer the discussion of this point on
the stand until another occasion, when
witnesses, including Dr. Mann, whose
nfomation in this connection was
stricken out, might be recalled.
Boy Identifies Beattle Car. Si
The commonwealth drew tight the
ines of circumstantial evidence, when
.t brought to the stand, consecutively,
. half dozen youths, who were return
ng fro.mi a dance on the night of the
nurder and stopped at the spectacle
f the stationary car, the man work
*ng on the hood and the woman stand
ng 'on the running board. One of t.ne
oys, W. B. Sydnor, identified the
eattie car, brought to the court house
or a first inspection by the jury, as,
:he identical one, both as to make and
ittings, that he and' his companions
pied that night.
Snydor was on the stand twice, but
t was not until the second time that
.t was after the jury inspection, that
he prosecution asked him whether or
iot the doors on th ecars he saw were
ietached from the machine. He re
nembered egcactly that they were, also
dentifying its khaki-colored hood.
All six boys told the same story of
:he woman on the running board and
Ied the hour of their passage as al
nost coincident with the hour of the
nurder, and the prosecution, through
~etective Scherer's testimony later in
:he day added to this trend of proof
af the claim that 'Beattie's wife was
:ot shot while seated beside him, as
:he prisoner avers, but while standing
n the road.
Close upon this was Detective
3cherer's narrative of Beattie's incon
istent and varying conversations with
im in endeavoring to explain and to
lescribe the appearance of blood in
he road. His testimony laid the
oundation for the future contention
f the prosecution that Beattie shot
s wife while she was standing on
he running board or in the road.
Besides pointing to the cumulative'
estimony of the boys, the prosecution,
brough F. B. Adams, another boy,
cored a point when the youth told of
eeing a man alone beside the machine
~imilar to the Beattie car, on the self
;ame road, three hours before the
..de s. suosed to have occurred