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*0V. BLEASE ON IMCRAT1ON.
Executive Makes Address at Baltimore
GoTernor's Conference-West and
South Were Represented.
Baltimore, Dec. 8.-The West and
South met in Baltimore today when
,e governors of 15 States gathered
here as the guests of the city.
.The Southerners held a conference
on the. question of immigration to the
South and the Westerners, who are
touring .the country, came to exhibit
the agricultural and mineral resources
-of their States.
Besides -the Southern State execu
tives, the heads of several of the
transportation companies in the South
attended the governor's conference.
An elaborate program of entertain
-mnent for the visitors was provided,
culminating in a dinner tonigh t at the
Belvidere at which addresses were
made by- leaders in the State and Na
. Gov. Judson Harmon, of Ohio, was
also here as one of the specially invit
ed g.ests, but he was obliged to leave
id. the -afternoon to keep an ean age
& ment in Washington.
- -The concr.ete result of the Soutuern
gover:nor's -conference was the a'op
tion of a resolution -calliUg for rhe
-appointment of a committee to study
he immigration problei in the South
and report 'at a future -cc-ference.
The visiting governors reached here
from Washington during the forenoon
and while the Westerners were being
shown about the city' their Southern
brethren wint into session on the im
After a discussion of upwards of
two -hours in which all the govternors
and a number of railroad men partici
pated it was decided to form a per
manent organization to. study the im
N -migration problem in the South. The
plan proposed by President Johnson of
the Norfolk & Western railway was
for representatives of South railroads
to organize with representatives of the
Southern States and to meet again in
Baltimore when -they have a report
ready to be acted upon. The following
States were suggested for representa
Alabama,."Arkansas, Florida, Geor
gia, Kentucky,: Missouri, -~North Caro
alina, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Ten
.nessee, Texas, Virginia, and West' Vir
Blease on Imndgration.
The consensu.s of opinion developed
at the conference was that immigra
tion was needed for the .South; but
that only the desirable. class is want
ed, not, as Governor Blease of South
'Carolina, put it, "the exiles of foreign
. "I won my campaign for election as
*governor on a platform urging the
'abolition of the bureau of immigra
tion;'? said Gov. Blease. "It spent
much mone.y and only brought two
/ oat loads of immigrants. I am glad
to say these immigrants are all gone.
We don't want the exiles from foreign
oountries. ~If -we can get good im
-milgrants we wrant them."
-The need of attracting Americns to
e South was emphasized by all.
and Gov. Mann, of Virginia, pleaded
for the return to his State of Ameri
-cans who had left it.
. President Finley, -of the Southern
*railway, Johnson, of the~ Norfolk &
SWestern and White, of the Richmond.
Fredericksburg & Potomac railroad
spoke for the transportation interests
and pledged their hearty su:"port to
fall movements to help the South.
- G. Grosvenor Dawe ,managing direc
tor of the Southern Commercial con
igres, the'last speaker, took issue tvild
.ly; with Gov. Blease on the immig. ra
tion question. He said it was unfer
tunate that two boat loads of unde
sirable immigrants- came to South
Carolina. This incident, he said,
showed the need for care in bringing
in immigrants. He opposed any
twholesale; exclusion of imimigrants
and said that the problem is too great
to.be hastily disposed of.
NE DESTROYED FE0M OUTSIDE
port of Examining Board to Navy
Department-Brief Statement of
Washington, Dec. 8.-The United
tates battleship -Maine, which sank
beneath the waters of Havana harbor
in February, 1898, as the result of an
~explosion, was blown up from the out
side. This was announced today by
the naval board, which has been ex
-amin ing the wreck. The finding con
ifirms the report of the original inves
-ti.gators, who made a s-uperficial exam
ijnation of the wreck shortly after the
The statement given out by the navy
'department is brief. Secretary Mey
er does not believe it necessary to
issue any extend-ed explanation of the
bo.ard's conclusions beyond the flat
ettement that an exterior explosion
was responsible, for the l&ss of -the
warship, and the lives of many men.
The statement follows:
"The board finds that the injuries to
the bottom of the 'Maine was caused by
the explosion of a charge of low form
of explosives exterior to the ship Ie
t.een frames 28 and 31, Strake B, port
side. This resulted in igniting and
exploding the contents of the six-inch
reserve magazin,Z, A-14-M and con
tents, inclfiding a large quantity of
black .powder. The nre or less con
plete explosion of the contentR of. the
remaining forward magazine followed.
The magazine explosion resulted in
the destruction of the -essel."
Secretary 'Meyer announced that
there might be a further statement oi)
:he report of -h.e board after it had
been considered by the president. One
member of the board was of the opin
ion that the report never would be
published in full, but would be k.,pt
in the confidential archives of the
navy department. The declaration
that "a low form of explosive" was us
ed in the outside cxplosion indieates a
belief that a mine and not a dirigible
torp.-do was the instrunint of de
ils only deePens 1'0 raytrious de
straction of te.Ni: A
c ir Dd with suf icient gunpoWder to
blow m the bottom the ship, must
have weighed seve:'al hundred pounds.
To plant such a mine and lay the elec
t'ic connections necessary for its dis
charge would have required the ser
vices of a number of men.
iNDERWOOD NOT A CANDIDATE.
Won't Seek Nomination, Despite En
dorsement of Alabama Col
I Washington, Dec. 7.-Oscar W. Un
derwood, of Alabama, majority leader
of the house, was endorsed as a can
didate for the Democratic presidential
nomination by the Alabama delegation
in congress, at a meeting held today.
A resolution was adopted declaring
Mr. Underwood "had dAmonstrated to
the country that he is a wise and
progressive leader and that he is emi
nently qualified for the presidency."
[When he learned of the action taken
by his colleagues Mr. Underwood said
that he appreciated the honor greatly,
but that he is not a candidate.
"I a:m.not a candidate for the presi
dential nomination, and t am not go
ing to be," said Mr. Underwood. "I
appreciate the~ honor of such endorse
ment, particularly from the collear-es
with whom I have worked and who
have known me for years."
PINT OF BLOOD~ FAILED
TO SAVE PATIENT'S LIFE
Although Transfusion of Blood Was
Made From Nurse's Veins, the
Operation Was UnsuccessfuL.
Spartanaburg, Dec. 7.-Miss Corinne
Lovis, a nurse in Dr. B. B. Steedly's
hospital, gave a pint of her blood by
transfusion on Tuesday night to Lew
is Preston Armstrong, a hardware
merchant aid live stock dealer of
Fountain Inn, 'who was temporarily
Istrengthened, but died at 5 o'clock this
morning. Pneumon.ia following an
operation for cancer of stomach caus
Ied death. This is .believed to be the
first time the operation of transfusion
has been performed in Spartanburg.
BAPTISTS TO ABBEVILLE IN 1912.
Rev. L. J. Bristow's Church to Have
State Convention o1ne Year
Greenwood, Desc. 7.-The next South
Carolina Baptist State convention will
leet with .the Abbeville church, Abbe
lie, the Rev. Louis J. Bristow, pastor.
Ttia fact that the convention goes to
a point only about 20 miles from its
present meeting place for its next
sesion is unusual, but Mr. Bristow
ha-; just completed one of the hand
scmest churches in the State and the
convention wants to see, it and also
Ienjoy Abbeville's hospitality.
The Rev. Philip J. McLean, of Aiken,
was selected to preach the convention
sermon next year, with the Rev. J. S.
IDill, of Gaffney, as alternate.
GOV. BLEASE TO BALTIMORE.
Leaves Washington A fter Expressing
Confidence in Re-election.
Washington, Dec. 7.-Gov. -Blease
left for Baltimore this afternoon to at
tend the irrigation congress, after at
tending sessions of the Rivers and
Harbors congress in this city.
In conversation with friends here,
Gov. Blease said that. he had not the
slightest doubt that he would defeat
Judge Jones, and as many others who
might cnter th-e ield against him for
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of Christmas and Sa
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blast. Of special int
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the Lion family.has moved
ha funny dog "Towser". M
him a yellow dog. ~Elepha
it for you. Toy Dishes th
led, a bed intended to ma
rland has great Guns, they
the Monkey that climbs th
Swing Rocking Horses, lii
go and never stop as Ion,
m Engines, just as complel
s Dollie's. Trunk. It's a I
r clothes and toilet article:
s complete, with tender ani
agnificent display of Toys i
Santa'Claus has emptied hi
ok Store. Goodness goes
aven't striven for cheapnes
cheapness" price, and I've
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,oseo a Thous-a Thi
Lnta Claus ap
ittle one happy
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Teddy Bears tired
Mr. and Mrs. Lion
to the Book Store.
ay be some would be
nts that will. take
t look like China.
ke some little girl
are fired* with air.
e pole. Pianos in
e the Pony of Nur
~as the driver is in
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?ull fledged Trunk
. Train that runs
athered from every
is mammoth store
with every Christ
s, but worked hard
come near it too.