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WHITE 10USE NEW YEAR.
Mrs. Taft Stood in Line for One Hour
and Forty Minutes-Eight Thou
sand Visitors Called.
Washington, Jan. 1.-The greatesi
throng that has passed the portals of
the White Hou:se at any New Year re
ception of recent years greeted Presi
dent and Mrs. Taft today at the third
public rec-ption given by them sine'
entering the executive mansion. Whet
the lng ln? had passed the officia]
"counter" said that s,092 diplomats,
officials and citizens had shaken hands
with the president. At last year's
reception the official count showed
that about 5,500 visitors were receiv
Mrs. Taft remained in the receiving
a line for an hour and 40' minutes. Froa
the moment when the first of the di
plomatic corps was receivzd, shortly
after 11 o'clock, the line moved con
tinuously through the white house
for more than thr.e hours, its re
serves stretching for blocks around
the white house grounds.
The day was overcast and threat
ening, but a decided improvement
over the snow and rain that prevail
ed a year ago and in 1910.
President and Mrs. Taft stood in
the Blue room, surrounded by the
members and ladies of the cabinet. It
was just 11 o'clock when they de
scended from the upper floors with
the Marine band playing the "Star
Military and naval aides were scat
tered about the White House in pro
fusion. The- diplomatic corps already
had assembled in the State dining
room when the president and Mrs.
Taft took their place. All of the for
eign representatives were in court
costume and they inaugurated the re
ception with the usual brilliance of
Following the diplomats the presi
dent received the supreme court and
other federal judges, government offi
cials of all ranks, senators and repre
sentatives, officers of the army and
navy and various patriotic societies.
Last in the line, according to custom,
* came the private .citizens.
Three new ambassadors were
among the diplomats. Both Baron
Hengemuller, ambassador from Aus
tro-Hungary, dean of the diplomatic
corps, and the French ambassador,
M. Jusserand, second in rank, were
absent, and the first in line fell to the
British ambassador, Mr. Bryce. Ja
pan also was unrepresented by an
ambassador, but with these exceptions
the nations which maintain embassies
here took their accustomed places.
The three new faces in the line of
ambassadors were those of George
Bakihmeteff, of Russia; Senor Crespoy
Martinez, of Mexico, and Domicio da
Gama, of Brazil.
Most of the ministers accredited to
the United States were in town but
in some instances their countries
were represented by the legation
staffs. Senor Calv'o, minister from
Costa Rica, has long held the place
*- of honor as dean of the ministers.
Dewey and Miles.
Admiral Dewey was a centre of in
terest as usual when the naval con
tingent reached the White House.
Lieut. Sen. Nelson A. Miles also at
tracted attention. Both he and Ad
miral Dewey have attended the Newv
Year's receptions for many years.
Rear Admiral William P. Potter
was injured by a fall on the steps
of the navy department building, as
he started to the reception. It was
first reported that he was seriously
injured, but at the naval dispensary,
*where he was taken by a fellow offi
cer, it was found that he had suffer
ed a broken nose. Admiral Potter
tripped at the head of a flight of stone
steps and fell against a railing.
A breakfast to the diplomats, giver
by Secretary of State anid Mrs. Knox,
in the building of the Pan-Americar
union, shortly after noon, was a bril
liant affair. This year marked a de
parture from precedents, in that th4
reception took place outside the hom4
of the secretary of state.
Secretary and Mrs. Knox were aid
ed in receiving the members of thi
diplomatic corps by the assistant sec
retaries of state and menrbers of tb..
10oreign affairs committee of the sen
ate an~d house, with their wives an<
LEVER'S COTTON REPORT BILL.
South Carolinian Will -Introduc'
Measure Upon Reconvening of
Washington, Jan. 1.-Represents
tive Lever, who has spent the holi
days in the capital, has prepared fc
inttroduction, immediately upon the rf
convening of congress, a joint resoli.
tion directing the census bureaut
pulh,h in connection -ith its gir
ning reports and in connection also
with the acreage and condition re
ports of the department of agricul
ture, the latest available statistics of
the exports, stocks and consumption
of cotton and the number of spindles
in operation in the manufacture of
Discussing the purpose of the res
oiution, Mr. Lever says:
"I have already introduced a bill
changing somewhat the system of the
department of agriculture in its work
of gathering statistics of production
of cotton. Even under the present
system the cotton trade is given the
b..nefit of most c'omprehensive and
detailed statistics as to the amount
of cotton produced during the sea
son. The manufacturer of cotton is
furnished, through governmental
agencies, a complete view of the sit
uation from the producer's stand
point. The trade is advised from time
to tire the number of acres planted
with cotton, the condition of the
growing cotton. and finally is given
statisticians as to the yield. This is
a big advantage to him in deciding
upon the probable supply of his raw
material, and therefore upon the
price which he must likely pay for it.
It is an advantage unfair to the far
mer, and to remedy this condition
at the suggestion of the Farmers' un
ion in my State-I had passed a joint
I resolution two years ago calling for
the publication of statistics quarterly
covering the eexports, stocks, etc., of
cotton. These reports are summar
ized as of November 1, January 1 and
I March 1, the house having decided not
to publish a report for Decembe- 1,
as provided for in my original reso
"Complaint has nome, and I am
sure it is justified, that the reports
are not issued with sufficient fre
quency to keep the farmer informed
as to the condition of the manufac
turer, -who consumes the cotton pro
duced by the farmer. This resolution
khich I am about to introduce pro
poses to give to the farmer, through
governmental agencies, the same ad
vantage as is given to the manufac
turer. The farmer has as much right
to be informed as to the probable
consumption as has the manufacturer
to the probable yield, and when we
have givi1en to him the most compre
hensive statistics of the exports, the
stocks on hand, and the consumption
of cotton for definite periods, together
Iwith the mimber of spindles in active
operation, he is put in a much bet
ter position from which to judge as
to the price of his product. Either
there should be no statistics publish
ed at all or all the facts should be
made known, and both consumer and
producer -trated with equal fairness.
I believe this resolution will bring
about this result as nearly as it is
possible to bring it about."
TAFT WILL STICK.
"Nothing But Death" Can Keep Him
Out-No Idea of Withdraw
IWashington, Jan. 3.-"Nothing but
death can keep me out of the fight
President Taft is reported to have
made this statement to white house
callers today and to have added that
he had no objection to the statement
being made public.
It undoubtedly was intended to set
at rest all reports that Mr. Taft might
withdraw from the race for ..the Re
publican nomination for president in
favor of Theodore Roosevelt.
Th.e president is said to be thor
oughily aroused 'to the gravity of the
situation in the Republican party and
determined to let his attitude be gen
erally understood. He has declared
that under no circumstances will he
withdraw his name from consideara
tion by the Chicago convention next
June, and has asserted- that his posi
tion with respect to the nominatior
has not changed in any particular
Isince he first entered the white house.
Mr. Taft has told friends and party
leaders from the first that if he should
be called upon to stand for reelectior
he would be glad to do so; that he fell
under obligations to the party foi
having made him presi? At, and was
willing to abide its decision in th4
convention. He adheres to this posi
tion, according to announcements to
day, and will not quit the race unti
the nominating ballots are cast a
The president was urged by a num
ber of his closest friends to make
definite statement as to his positioi
and agreed to do so in the language
quoted above. With this statement a
their inspiration, it is said the Taf
supporters will begin i1 active cam
paign in his behalf at once.
It was stated today that some c
-Mr. Taft's friends haves gone so fa
~lately as to advise him to openl:
bak with Con. Ronsevelt ndr to rchal
* LODGE DIRECTORY. *
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *.
Woodmen of the World.
Maple Camp, No. 437, W. 0. W.,
meets every first and third Wednes
day eveLing at 7.45 o'clock. Visit
ing brethren are cordially welcome.
D. D. Darby, Clerk.
T. Burton, C. C.
Newberry Camp, No. 542. W. 0. W.,
meets every second and fourth Wed
nesday night in . Klettner's Hall, at
0. 0. Smith, C. C.
J. J. Hitt, Clerk.
Amity Lodge, No. 87, A. F. M.
Amity Lodge, No. 87, A. F. W,
meets every first Monday night at 8
o'clock in Masonic Hall.
Visiting brethren cordially invited
Geo. S. Mower, W. M.
J. W. Earhardt, Sec.
t Chapter, No. 18, R. A. I.
Signet Chapter, No. 18, R. A. M..
meets every second Monday night at
8 o'clock in Masonic Hall.
Fred. H. Dominick, E. H. P.
Harry W. Dominick, Sec.
Bergell Tribe, No. 24, I. 0. B. .
Bergell Tribe, No. 24, I. 0. R. M.,
meets every other Thursday night at
8 o'clock at Klettnier's Hall.
0. Kiettner, C. R.
j. H. Baxter, Sachem.
Cateechee Council, No. 4, D. of P.,
Meets every Tuesday night at 8
n'clock. .0. Klettner. R. C.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR FIN.
The undersigned will apply to 'the
Judge of Probate for Newberry county
on Monday, January 15, 1912, at nopn,
for letters dismissory as administrator
of the personal. estate of Owen McRae
Robert M:Caughrin Holmes,
Atlantic Coast Line RaiItroad Company
Holiday Excursion 'Rates.
Account of the holidays, the Atlan-I
tic Coast Line Railroad offers special
round trip excursion rates between all
points, good on all trains scheduled to
stop at respective points.
Tickets on sale December 15th, 16th,
17th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th,
30th, 31st, and January 1st, 1912. [C
Final return limit January 8th,
For rates and other information/ see Su
local agent, or addess sel
- T. C. White, Itee
Gen. Pass. Agent
Wilmington, N. C.
W. J. Craig, g
Pass. Traffic Agent. v
Wilmington, N. C.Lv
lenge the latter to make plain his in-L.
tentions. The president has declined; L.
to do this. The white house has been, Lv
fairly flooded with callers lately :Who Gv
have brough& word to President Taft
that Col. Rooseevit so far has declin- Ar
ed to say he would not accept the1Ar.
nomination if it were tendered to him.
It also has Wbeen reported to the white IAr.
house that Col. Rooseevit believes an Ar,
organized effort is being made to IAr
"smoke him out" and that he declines Ar
to be "smoked" either by the Taft or
La Follette forces. - ,
Smiles as rsual. L
The president has listened to all of Lv
these reports with an indulgent, smile, L
but has refused to indicate whether
or not he believed them. It is vehe
mently denied at the white house. Ar
however, that Mr. Taft has sent any
"messengers" to Mr. Roosevelt "on Ar
any subject whatsoever."A
Th.e president has been urged for Ar
weeks to make a more progressive Ar
campaign in his own bI half. He has
replied that he did not think politi-- r
cal activity comported with presiden-- an
tial dignity. He now has con:sented af
that his friends carre forward the
fight as vigorously as they desire and
he will lend what assistanc he prop- ce
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING.
The annual meeting of the stock- g
holders of the People's National Bank,
of Prosperity, S. C., will be held at
the bank on Tuesday, January 9, 1912,
at 1 o'clock p. mn., at which time the i
election of directors will be held, and c
such other business transacted as ct
may come before the meeting.. ci
1 -2-St. -as. bi
CHICH ETER S PILLS
TEDIAM1OND~ BRAND. C
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I Capital Stock --
JAMES MdINTOSH, President.
pmbia, Newberry a Laurens, R. R. SOUJTHER'
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