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leaders professed to believe that
the colonel failed to get the noni;
tion he would 1ead a third party.
Denied Third Party Talk.
Even before the Roos've1t lettc
was ree-ved, the bureau here, \Vhic
ias cha.ge of W interes:, issued
sataitciT dCnyni.V the third Imn?y r
mor. The letter issued _romn Nw Yor
was take~n as posiiv c'id ee 5
tir. Roose-:.t had :;o sh : p:0p0
Not withttanding e bomishell fro:
New York, th"_ usuat op2iistic w ek:
review of the last week was issued tc
night froin the Taft bureau. It wE
stated that 44 delegates for Taft tht
far had been elctd. No accoutn we
taken of the several contesting deleg,
t:ons, t' e statement being made th,
no Republican delegates opposed 1
Mr. Taft had been elected.
It was also reiter4 tN. t :Lt I
friends of the president that he we
willing to let stand his announcemel
of several weeks ago that nothing bi
leath would take him out of the 'fgl
for the nomination.
The -Roosevelt letter was read 1
Senator La Follette and Cummin
both avowed candidates for the Ri
publican nomination, but neither wou]
make any comment.
The Woodrow Wilson and the Ju<
son Harmon headquarters issued stat
ments expressing their delight at ti
muddying of Republican waters an
.several Democratic leaders took occc
.son to predict an easier task for the
party in the coming campaign.
Aldrich Says Correet.
Lincoln, Neb., Feb. A26.-Go. Al<
nich, of Nebraska, oae of the seve
g ernors who signed the petition 1
01. Rosevelt, made the followin
"The statement is coxeise and i
the point. His announcement that I
w!1 accept the nomination if tenderE
Mimn is the corect position. He cou]
not do less than he has done.
"Roosevelt is abrest of modern pr<
guessive political thought. His desii
to have the people of each State .2
press by a primary election the:
choice for president shows his fait
in the wisdom of the people and, i
my judgment, sounds the death kne
of coErupt politica,1 machines, whic
have already nominated too many me
to high office."
Bass Tells of Duty.
Concord, N. H., Feb. 25.-Gov. Rol
ert P. Bass, \vhen he learned of e:
President Roosevelt's answer to ti
*letter of himself and six other gove:
Mr. Roosevelt's answer to the go~
ernors' letter makes the situatio
clear. It is now the duty of the parn
leaders to support the man whom t2
majority of the voters of the parl
believe will carry into effect the pru
eiples they favor. This can only ~
done by giving the voters an oppo
'tunity directly to express their choic
before the convention."
Gov. Stubbs Pleased.
Topeka, Kan., Feb. 25.-GoV. W. I
Stjubbs tonight declared that Roos'
volt's letter of acceptance is positiv
patriotic, and thoroughly Rooseveltia
"If Roosevelt is nominated.
governor said, "he will receive prac.
Scally the solid Republican vote as we
asa hea.vy Demcroatic vote in -Kar
BLEASE AND GRACE.
#overnor Denies Knowledge of Aim
Split With Mayor-Confident as
News and Courier, 25r1.
When asked concerning the allege
split between himself and Mayt
dirace, Governor Cole L. Blease statE
last night to a reporter for the New
sd Courier, that so far as he kne
there was no ill-feeing between ti
maayor and himself. According to r'
ports circulated for some time t2
chief executive 6f the State "and t2
mnayor of Charleston had fallen o1
for some reason which could not I
learned, and Mayor Grace was quote
as charging in a publie speech the
Oovernor Blease had failed to keep hI
promises. At the time both Mr. Grac
-and the governor were asked for son
,explanation, and both declined to tal:
Mayor Grace stating that if Govern<
Blease chose to say anything he was
tHberty to do so.
John a God Feflew.
In speaking of Charleston's may<
last night, Governor Blease saic
"'John is a good fellow, and I have r
cause to doubt that he will make
good mayor. While the new admini:
'tration has not had sufficient time1
show what it can do, I believe Cha
jes+o wil move farward with May<
I Grace at the helm."
R When asked if he construed the visit
of Mayor Grace to Columbia at the
time of his, or governor's, visit to
Charleston as an indication that the
if mayor wished to avoid coming in con
t- tact with him, Governor Blease said
that he did not. He said that he knew'
Mr. Grace was much interc sted in the
dock and warehouse coinmission bill,
, and that his visit to Co'lumi:1 was in
a he inteL st of the bil. and ao?l :A i
1) '.~: _. D ) 0
'V 1 l : 4v : ~1 i& ed, O v
s ernor Blease said that he had not, thai
s he had never had cause to -exprcss
s such a wish and had not even thought
of doing so. He said that he had writ
It ten to Chief Constable Stothart, that
so far as State officials were concern
ed they must be "hands off" in the
municipal campaign, and that the re
port that a difference between him and
' the mayor had occurred on account of
the police situation was absolutely un
Blease Confident of Victory.
Governor Blease, when asked if he
considered that his strength in Char
leston had been impaired on account
of the report having gone out that he
d. and the mayor had come to the parting
of the ways, stated that he was as
- strong in Charleston as ever, and had
Sthe best of assurance to that effect.
.e He said that long ago he had prophe
d sied that if Chief Justice Jones resign
L ed to enter the gubernatorial race
i there would be a chief justice in South
Carolina without a job, and that he
still held to the forecast. overnor GB
still held to the forefacts. Governor
L Blease said that he is as strong an
n ever in South Carolina and is confi
o0 dent of re-election to the governor
ACCUSED OF POISONING
e EIGHT LITTLE BABIES
d Woman, According to Police, Has Con
fessed to Putting Oxalic Acid in
Nilk Given Infants.
New York, Feb. 23.--The mystery of
eight deaths of babies in the Brooklyn
Nursery and Infants' hospital was
solved tonight, the police say, by the
h confesion of Winifred Ankers, a kitch
en woman at the hospital, admitting
that she placed oxalic acid in the ba*
bies' milk bottles.
IThe alleged confession was obtained
by a police detective after two hours
detention of the woman who had beer
eunder surveillance since autopsies de
veloped the probability that the in.
fants had been poisoned.
"On Saturday night after the bot*
n tles had been prepared for the babies,'
vthe police version of the confessior
eruns, "I put two or three drops ol
oxalic acid into the bottles. I did not
do it with intent to kill the babies but
I ~wanted to get square with the nurses
who were my enemies."
The police believe the Ankers wo
man is demented. Her story they re
gard as true, however, and it was of~
ficially stated thai she would be ar
rested on charges of homicide tomor
row. It was considered advisable to
eave her at the hospita: tonight un
Winifred Ankcers is 24 years old.
CLAK AND WILSON
11* DIVIDE OKLAHOMA
State's Vote in National Convention
Evenly Split--Love Feast Fol
Oklahoma City, Feb. 23.-Oklahoma's
Democratic State conventionl, whict
began yesterday afternoon with al
indications pointing to a bitter fac
d tional Ight, ended late today in a po
rlitical love feast, the selection of a
split delegation to the Baltimore con
dvention, and the election of Roger Gal~
abreath, of Tulsa, uncommitted as tc
his preference for presidential nomi
Ine, as national committeeman.
The compromise which brought
e about the harmonious conclusion was
ereached early today at a conference of
tleaders of the factions supporting~
[Speaker Clark and Gor. Woodro~
Wilson, of New Jersey, after the delor
gate, wearied by a stormy all-night
sesson, had recessed for a few hours
ee to renperate for a renewal of the
eight on the floor of the convention.
' I was agreed that 20 delegates be
rt elected from the State at large, each
ttwith alf a vte, ten instructed for
Clark and ten for Wilson. When the
conveition reassembled this afternoon
: he plan was ratifred with little debate.
When ooufee sed",
- ous, tired, worried or despondent it is a
sure sign you need MOTT'S NERVERINE
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LIVE OAK, PERRY
AND GULF RALROAI
OFFERS FAIDIS OF 40 TO 161
ACRES ALONG ITS LINE FREE
OF d'OST ON UNUSUALLY
LIRAL AND EASY
Ge;eral U ices at Live Oak, 'ia.
Oak andE continuing \veste'l:
rough lowling Park, Perry anc
Hampton Springs, to a point near th
Gulf of Mexico, with a branch to Al
ton. Live Oak is one of the best lit
tle business cities in Florida, with
population of about 5,000, is 70 mile
west of Jacksonville and about 21
miles south of the Georgia State lina
is a junction point for the Seaboarc
Air Line, the Atlantic Coast Line, thf
Live Oak, Perry & Gulf and the Flor
ida railway and is the county seat fo
The section of Florida served b:
the Live Oak, Perry & Gulf railroa<
t is the heaviest timbered section of tb
State, and lumbering and allied in
dustries are being developed in a bit
way in the several rapidly growini
towns along its line. This mean
unusually good openings for all class
es. These heavily timbered lands ar(
also, naturally, the richest agricul tur
al lands and it is these lands that thf
railroad desires to settle with goo.
hardworking progressive people a
fast as the lands are released by th
operations of the big lumber millin;
Suwannee county, lying as it dce
between the Atlantic ocean and the
Gulf of Mexico, with the never failni
cool summer breezes from east tt
west, has a climate as cool in summe
as in the north and yet ideally perfec
in winter, and with ample fall fo
drainage and an abundance of purl
drinking water, Suwannee county i
an especially healthy spot. A raiafal
of over 50 inches per annum make
crops as certain as possible.
For the purpose of encouraging set
tiers to immediately occupy and cul
tivate all the unoccupied lands in Su
wannee county and thereby material
ly increasing the tonnage and earn
ings of o ur railroad, we have succeed
ed in inducing the several big lumbe
companies on our line, who are own
ers of large tracts of agricultural and
timber land, to let us have 25,00
acres of the best agricultural land
in Suwannee county, to be put on th
market to actual settlers. We abso
lutely exclude speculators who wisi
to buy more than 320 acres, while ti
the actual settlers we offer land prac
tically regardless of prices or terms
In fact, on ridiculously easy condi
tions to reliable people, we will fur
nish from 40 to 160 acres absolutel;
free of one dollar's cost, on a plal
much easier than land ever could hay,
been obtained even under the govern
ment homestead law. And, it will b
remembered that millions of acre
that were first acquired from the gov
enent without cost are now worti
from $50.00 to $200.00 per acre. Tb'
owners of these Suwannee count:
lands have con~sented to our openin
them for.immediate settlement on ou:
hertofore unheard of liberal term
and conditions, only , bcuethe;
know such settlement will greatly en
hance the value of the quarter of
million acres -they have yet to put 01
Just imagine-thest lands are locat
ed right along our line of railroad
some adjoining townsites, some no
far from our local metropolis, Liv
Oak, and none of them more than fou
miles from railway service; close +
good schools, churches, markts
neighbors and only about three houri
ride to the great city cf Iacksoavill
with its seaport markets to the world
These are the best lands in the Stat
of Florida for the raising of carr
cae, long staple cotton, upland rice
all kinds of hay and fodder, cowpeas
velvet beans, cassava, peanuts, pota
ltoes (both sweet and Irish) vegeta
bles of all kinds, fruits, nuts, cattle
hogs, mules and horses; while th
conditions for poultry raising, be
keeping and dairying are ideal. W
*hope within another two years to se
Suwannee county well settled and a]
under cultivation-a veritable gardei
spot-and lands selling at $100.00 pe
acres and upwards. But, for the pres
ent, our railroad needs more settler
and more . tonnage; therefore, price
and terms on these lands are no ob
ject. In short, if you can convince u:
that you are capable of farming fron
40 to 320 acres and that you could, i
necessary, come to Florida with
4cash working capital of $500.00 or ov
.er prfeabl $1000.00or more, ym
can on the easiest conditions imagi
nable secure through us, without one
dollar's cost a farm of from 40 to 160
acres under warranty deed to farm,
hold, sell or do with as you wish.
If interested, we would be glad to
tell you all about this country, our;
plans, the opportunities here for mon
ey making, and especially the condi
tions by which you may have one of
thee fani ns frec of cost. To learn all
about it, write on a post card or in a
l t r, isaply ' lail m par tic<ular,"
and .ddas .Ihn i. \ui hoilatnd, .and
( J:j ;oner, l.)ooi No. 540 Getier
al O;iices, I ive Oak, Perry & Gulf RI.
R., Live Oak, Fla.
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Tickets on sale daily including April
30, 1912, with final limit returning May
31, 1912. For complete information as
to schedule, sleeping car service, etc.,
caifl on nearest Southern Railway
ticket agent, or
F. L. Jenkins, T. P. A.,
J. L. Meek, A. G. P. A.,
-Our New Descriptive Catalog
-is fully up-to-date, and tells all
-~ about the best
: Garden and
SIEvery farmer and gardener
-should have a copy of this cata-.
log, which has long been recog
Snizedi as a standard authority,
Sfor the full and complete infor
Smation which it gives.
0 We are headquarters for
- Grass and Clover Seeds, Seed
Potatoes, Seed Oats, Cow Peas,
Soja Beans and all Farm Seeds.
Wood's Descriptive Catalog mailed
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. Seedsmen, - Richmond, Va.
Columbia, Newberry & Laurens B. B.
4Schedule in effect October 6, 1910
Subject to change without notice.
~schedules indicated are not guaran
A. C.L. 52. 58.
Lv. Charleston.,. 6.10am 1O.00pm
~Lv. Sumter.. .. ... 9.4am 6.2Opm
.1C., N. &L.
Lv. Columbia......11.5am 4.55pm
-Lv. Prosperity. .12.42pm 3.34pm
Lv. Newberry.. .. .12.56pm 3.20pm
Lv. Clinton.... .. .1.0pm 2.35pm
Lv. Laurens.. ....2.35pm 2.12pm
SC. & W. c.
Ar. Greenville. . .. 4.00pm- 12.20pm3
'Ar. Spartanburg. .. 4.05pm 12.20pml
Ar. Abbeville .. .. 3.55pm '1.02pm
r Ar. Greenwood.. .. 3.27pm 1.33pm
Ar. Athens.... .... 6.5pm 1O.30am
Ar. Atlanta...... ..45pm 8.00am
Lv. Colu'mbla.... ..65.0pm 11.15amn
Lv. Prosperity... .. 6 26pm 9.50amD
Lv. Newberry.. .... 6.44pm 9.32am
Lv. Clinton.... .... 7.35pm 8.44am
Lv. Laurens.. .. ...7.55pm 8.20am
C.& W. c.
Ar. Greenville.. ... 9 30pm 7.00am
8. A. L
I Ar. Green woo. 2.28am 2.38am
a A&.r Abbeville.... .. 2.5am 2.08ami
SAr. Athens .. .. .. . .5.4am 11.59pmD
a Ar. Atlanta.. ......7.5am 9.55pm
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from Union Station, Columbia, daily.
and run through between Charleston
- and Greenville.
SNoe. 54 'ud be arrive and depart
,Gervais street, Colun e
-eept Sunday, and run through be
.wa en Columbia and Greenville.
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