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VOLUME L, XUXBEB S2. NEWBEBBY, SOUTH CABOLDfA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1912. TTflCl A WIIK, $IM A Y1A&
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BOSTON IN LEAD FOR
CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES XEARIXG
>"ew York Defeated Boston Thnrsday,
Making Boston 3 and Xew York
2, Tie 1.
New York defeated Boston Thursday
afteraoon by a score of 5 to 2, this
being New York's second victory
in the world's championship serifs,
while Boston has won three games and
tied the fourth. Boston only needs one
more game to win the championship
and New York two. The following is
+ho cr>nrp nf Thursday's grame:
CUV/ OW? V V.
R H E
New York 500 000 000?5 11 1
Boston 020 000 000?3 7 2
Batteries: New York, O'Brien and
Cady; Boston, Marquard and Myers.
% Boston Wins the Third Game.
New York,? Oct. 11.?Boston, pennant
winners of the American icague,
was victor toaay over mc
Nationals by a score of 3 to 1 in the
fourth game of the world's series. The
Red Sox have now won two games and
the Giants one game, the second contest
having ended in a tie.
Some 36,(KM) people jammed in the
confines of the Brush stadium today,
saw simon pure baseball in a contest
that thrilled. The two teams played
in their true form and the- nervousness
apparent in the earlier contests
was not ooservea.
i "Smoky Joe" Wood shone today.
The Red Sox players fairly hugged
their star boxman as he- walked out
of the playing field with his second
victory over the New York club dangling
from his belt. Gray sodden clouds
cloaked the sun and in the murky atmosphere
Wood's speed worked havoc
with the Giants' batting. Only once
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was a Giant Dauer <s.uie cu &u?a.&v
Boston man's curve for a hit when a
hit meant a run.
The infield was wet from a night's
rain and Wood stood on the hurling
mound for nine innings with a pile
of sawdust beside him to dry the ball
before each delivery to the plate. His
service was without blemish or flaw,
not one man being passed, while eight
Giants walked to the plate and then
walked back again after vainly trying
to read the riddle of the Boston Boxman's
mystifying drop balls and fast
"How can we hit what we can't
asked "Red" Murray when he
walked to the bench after fanning for!
the second time.
Wood was in trouble in only two
innings?in the sixth and again in the
seventh, when the home club's only
ruu came over the plate. The sixth
showed Wood at his best. Tesreau
jabbed a hit to left and Devore bounc
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ed a drive on nuou s auiwo ^
base before any one was out. The
stands went wild with excitement and
tried to rattle the Boston pitcher. But
Wood was as cool as a Labrador iceberg
in March. He caused Larry
Doyle to pop out and then fed Snodgrass
and Murray on quick breaking
downshoots, mailing those Giant batTpr?
spnd weak rollers to the Red Sox
?>v Yorker Saved Sox.
A Xew Yorl? boy broke the hearts
of the Giant partisans. He is Heine
4 Wagner, the Red Sox's shortstop,
whose plays today rcbbed the Giants i
of three hits. Two cf his stops of I
smashes over second were made with
one hand on the dead run. Then
half turning, he snaped his throws
to first ahead of the runners by a
With one run needed to tie in the
eighth Devore smashed a grounder j
past Woo.d. Thousand? cheered as !
the ball sped by second base, for a!
hit meant a good start for a final rally.
Wagner raced over the bag,
scooped the ball with his gloved hand
and snapped the ball to first without
recovering his baiance. The fleet Devore
was out by inches. Yerkes and
Fletcher also starred in fielding plays >
while Murray robbed Hooper of a
three-base hit at the beginning of the!
fifth. Running back to the concrete
wall, the Giants rightfielder leaped into
the air and clutched the ball villi one
Tesr di \ not g it i to his pitching
s niitil the Red S?-; had made
two runs. After that he tightened up
and in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings
turned the Bostons back in one,
'two, three order. The moist ball
flinger was taken out only to allow
a pinch hitter to bat for him.
Boston Victorious in Fifth.
Boston, Oct. 12?Overcoming the
New York Nationals today by a score
of 2 to 1, Boston, pennant winner of
the American league, needs but a
single victory to attain the world's
baseball championship of 1912. The
world's series now stands: Boston 3
games won; New York 1; one tie.
More than 34,000 people, a recordbreaking
baseball crowd for Boston,
saw a pitching duel in which Hugn
Bedient, a youngster, sparkled as a
new star in the baseball firmament.
Three hits constituted the Giants portion
from Bedient's effective service.
But for an error by Gardner, the
young hurler would have turned back
the New Yorkers to defeat in nine
scoreless innings. Only a shade less
brilliant than the box work of Bedient
was the skill of the old master, Christy
Mathewscn, who, except for two long
distance drives in the third inning,
held the Red Sox helpless by the magic
of his curves.
WAR CLOUD SETTLES
UAftAJLl Utifi LlllUri,
Concert of Nations Unable to Do More
Than Offer Discussion?Turkey
and Greece prepare.
London, Oct. 12.?The war cloud has
settled over Europe heavily and
gloomily. No rays of peace strike
'through from any quarter. Monte'negro
continues to assail the Turkish
forces, but the cracklings along that
border are as mere firecrackers as compared
with the general explosion
which is confidently expected within
another week. The historic "concert
of Europe" in the supreme test has,
"failed to suppress the Balkan clash,
'which it averted time after time in the
past quarter of a century. The final
'exhibition of the helplessness of the
great powers was given in the collective
note to Turkey published today.
That note, which was the best they
'could devise after earnest negotiations,
merely states they will discuss
reforms with the Porte and gives no
'promise of any results which might
placate the Slav nations.
The Turkish cabinet has been engaged
in framing a reply to the note,
but at the same time the sultan foreshadowed
the nature of the reply by
the issuance of a proclamation for a
general mobilization which is a formal
notification of what Turkey has
'been doing for the past fortnight and
an exhortation to the army to fight
(Jreece Also Active.
Greece is equally abcveboard with
her preparations. Crown Prince Constantine
left Athens today to take
command of the army.
Vienna advices' say Turkey will
mass 4.30,000 men against Bulgaria
and leave only two divisions to oppose
Montenegro. Turkey apparently
is willing to sacrifice hsr outpcsts on
the border for the time being.
Later the advices from Podjjritza
say the Montenegrins have occupied
the town of Tushi and that many men
'.lave be n killed 011 both sides.
Mobilization of the Greek ar.i.y has
bee--, successful beyond expectations.
Troops to the number of 12",,000 will
be concentrated on the front'er by
Monday and anoth-r 30,000 are being
eaninued. The mobilization r*Antrp< of
j the government are overwhelmed with
volunteers, and it has been decided to
enroll no more recruits for the present.
Bulgaria to Answer.
The Bulgarian government has framed
a reply to the Russo-Austrian
note, and it is understood will present
it to the representatives of thes;
countries tomorrow. In effect the reply
declares representations of the
powers are vague and were made at
too late a date.
The military prospects of the ap1
proaching war vre so complicated that
experts are staggered and unable: to
I make prophecies, while political con
ditions are still more complicated.
Vienna and St. Petersburg newspapers
are printing articles hinting at
bad faith. The Austro-Hungarian
rress accuses Rus?ia of secretly backing
the oo:n'>inat:o 1 age. -t Turkey.
A s-ecticn cf the French
BATTLE WITH CONTICTS.
Arthur Hopper, of Gaffney, Shot by
Fngitire?Attempted to Capture
Gaffney, Oct. 12.?Arthur Hopper, a
' member of a sheriff's posse, attempting
single handed to capture four escaped
convicts from Spartanburg on a
Cherokee county road, was shot and
1 1" of miH
pernaps seriuirsijc wuuuucu ai n"night
by one of the escaped convicts.
Following the wounding of Hopper
one of the convicts was shot and
slightly wounded by Thomas H. Lockhart,
chief of police of Gaff.ney, and
subsequently captured. After receiving
a nasty wound Hopper continued
his advance on the despera-ioes and
succeeded in capturing one of the
The remaining two escaped from
th? posse and a large body of Oheickee
county citizens, hastily arming
themselves with shotguns and rifles
secured from hardware stores opened
for the purpose, are carrying en o
systematic search of the county fcr
the pther two.
Just how seiious is Hopper's wound
?an not be at once determined. Dr.
J. G. Pittman, the attending physician,
thinks he has a chance to recover.
He came near bleeding
death before the physician could b^
reached. The shot took effect in the
A Wily Snake.
In some way one clever, if not ab_
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[ eolutely good, snane si.ur,y uas uccu
passed upon these centuries and left
for a white-liaii ed darkey deacon of
Brunner to bring to the colored national
Bapt.st convention in Houston
last week as his offering at the "foh
fde nreetii4?" experience class, says the
r Houston Post.
It happened "foh de wall,' according
to his account, when he was enumerated
in the stock inventory on a large
plantation near Houston. His duties
were to acccmpany and take car^ of a
boy about his own age, a sen of his
i u-j maioiau.
"Yeh! Lawd,'*he exclaimed between
|'his sputtering, toothless gums, "my
; marstah sho was a smart chil\ We
[ used to go fishin' an' Ah used to help
(carry de bait and tackle an' such. Da'
j'used to be a snake down on the bank
j of the bayou and we sho' worried de
f life outten dat sarpint, sho' we did.
But what Ah's gw:ne to tell yuh is dat
sarpint knowed more'n de books. When
we< used to set down on de bank of de
creek he would come a stealin' tru de
leaves to his hoi: and scoot down it
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'quiCK. w nen ne a gn an uui uiis tan
in, marstah would ketch holt de tail
'an' yank hi..: ci.He done got exas'perated
and cor. " i:p to do hole awful
slow an' wind up in a curl by his hole,
"sorter peep in and den wink one eye.
I kin jes' see dat snake a laughing
now. We both got up close and waited
for him to slip in. Marstah sorter
nudged me and laughed sorter low.
Den dat snake just stick his tail in d
hole and went down head up. After
dat time he always went in back
Great Britain, declaring sire prevented
the powers from making a strong
protest agai/st the war.
Europe is amazed at Turkey's failure
to accept the Italian peace terms
at this critical moment, and is alsc
worried becuase in Italy's participation
in the war there is danger of
drawing in the other powers.
All the stcc-k markets suffered a
demoralized day. Berlin appears tc
have be?n the most distressed. ?rit!
ish consols reached the lowest point
in ,history. The Rossia Stetthburg
"says the fall in prices was due less
to the Balkan situation than the operation
of a well known clique of
'boar spfculatcrs anxious to enrich
<them?elves at public expense.
Smash the Ranks of Hated Turks.
on ATA^tAnAorn O t" "1 9 ?
r (jujui iiAd, .tiuiii?.
'After an engagement lasting until midday
the Montenegrins brok? through
the Turkish ranks near Tushi and inTested
the town, which is cut off from
The Montenegrin army has been
fighting for four days along the whole
frontier, penetrating Turkish territory
slowly, owing to the many fortifications.
The Turks have burned several
military store villages.
Many wounded Turks have been
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SITUATION IS UNCHANGED.
W. R. Yaughan, Secretary of Local
Union, Said That Men Had No
Statement to Make.
There were no developments yesterday
in connection with the street railway
situation following the refusal by
the officers at a conference early in
'the day to enter into an agreement
with the union of carmen.
W. R. Vaughan, secretary of the local
union of carmen, said that h?> had
no statement to make.
j The next regular meeting of the un
ion will be held Wednesday when the
answer of the company will be taken
up and at this time a reply may be
| made. The street cars were worked as
l# usual yesterday and there was very
j little- comment on the situation.
At the conference, held early yester|
day morning in the car barn, the emI
ployes heard the answer of the railway
officials without comment.
TAKING A CHANCE OX DEATH
| How Life Insurance Companies Are
Able to Figure Average Life
of Human Being.
j If you were told to fiure out the
i roblem of human lift: and determine
he average a*<e at which men die you
vmld probably declare it impossible
> to do so with any degree of accuracy.
i " t there's where you are mistaken,
j for on the solution of that very problem
the great life insurance comP
iniee base all their financial strength
"By knowing to a mathematical certain
ty, just how long the average man will
live they are able to fix an equitable
rate of insurance and maintain suf
,ficient funds to meet all just claims
, and?what is vitally important?earr
; Contrary to tne general belief life
. insurance companies are not taking
. any great chances, for all their cali
culations and rates are based on ascertained
facts, as- revealed by mil Horn
i of carefully collated cases, showing
the average number of deaths per 1,000
among various classes. Quoting
. the rate for a policy is no blind, hap,
hazard operation, but one having 2
, "sound actuarial basis. For where in?I
dividual life is ever an uncertain quan
. tity, collective life is subject to a mys,
terious law of average, which enable?
the companies to transform into 2
. practical scientific certainty whal
would otherwise remain a perfect lot,
These vital statistics are called mortality
tables, of which there are sever|
ul. Lives differ in quality as in length
j and there is a great difference betweer
' hat of the clergyman and the saloor
keeper. There is also a big difference
in the quality and length of the lives
of grocers and coal miners, servanl
. girls and wives of wealthy men.
The calculation of your life is sim,
pie. Let us suppose you are 30 years
of age. Deduct that from SO; then deduct
a third from the result. Thai
. makes your expectation of life approximately
36 years, although you should
live longer or die sooner. But this is
your average, the basis of any life insurance
Insurance companies, dealing?w:*r
colossal sums, must obviously mak
. their money work?yield the maximun
; of interest. And they command some ol
, the finest financial talent available?
. keen, experienced men, knowing al
j the markets, always on the al'-rt for a
financial "bargain." 7o":***olJiii;r vast
sums in liquid cash, constantly ang(
""cutv'd by curre??t v< ceiius, they arc
. in the best position to deal at the closest
prices and at the psychological moment
of depression or panic. Moreover,
they are doublv strops, because
they can always select their own time,
both for buying and selling. What the
; power of interest means may be gathered
from two striking facts?One or
two companies can meet all their liabilities
out of their interest fund alone;
a certain big company earns over $20,000.000
a year in interest alone.
During the last twenty-five years
the public have paid about $2,000,000,000
in insurance premiums, while the
companies have paid their policy holders
about $2,500,000,000. Whence these
surplus millions? They have resulted
from the accumulative potentialities of
The colossal power of that process is
j ?111 moi'oiisly ulustra.tea u> siaicmcui
' iys e ">' .1.n i: "Had
i " v x ' *cr in A. I). 1 invosi-'j t'cr
me two cents at five per cent, com- i
pound interest, I should have received
in 1910 a little check for $75,762,626,113,125,000,000,000,000,000,000,ooo."
I leave to him the responsibility
of these figures, which I have not <
checked. A1 though it may be exaggerated,
this example fairly demonstrates
the potentialities of compound '
interest over long periods.
The essence of insurance is foresight
the adequate provision for continoron^idc
janri pvpn nossible disaster.
That is why the companies usually 1
charge in the premiums collected, an 1
extra amount to meet any unexpected i
call on the funds, also for any slight ']
miscalculation in their estimates. The '<
interest earned may he less than an- ;
i ticipated; more people may die during 1
! the year than the average indicated; 1
' expenses may be higher. To meet these '<
I possible circumstances, the policy is
! "loaded" with an extra amount. More :
frequently than not it is found that '
precautions were unnecessary, but this :
mprftlv means that the money is avail-[ '
able for increasing the bonds, reducing <
. the premiums, and for strengthening '
the service. * '
While the management expense of
each company must obviously vary according
to the class and magnitude of
' the business transacted and also the
! financial and administration ability of
the directors and officers, it remains
> true that the sources of profit are prac.
tically the same, the amount of inter,
est earned cn the accumulated funds
I available for investment, by the work*
ing expenses oeing oeiow wuai ua*c
been estimated and provided for; by
the death rate being below the calcut
lated per centage; by the lapsing and
1 surrender of a certain proportion of
As regards the policies lapsing, this
1 occurs when the policy holders' circumstances
compel them to cease pay>
ing premiums, taking the actual sur>
render value of the policy as security.
M?ny people suppose that the compa
nies' interest is to eee polices iapee. j
> They dc, of course, make a profit out
' of the lapses, but that is not always
very substantial, certainly not when
J the lapse occurs within two or three
years of the issuance of the policy.
1 for the expense of securirg the busi
nee>s, commission, etc., does not leave
When the premiums have been paid
5 for a considerable time a policy need
1 not be allowed to lapse, for its holder
t can claim a surrender value, which
varies from a third to half of the total
premiums paid. Of course, the terms
I offered by the various companies dif !
fer materially, but where a man has j
? paid say, fifteen premiums of $75
i each he may depend upon receiving
1 back from the $1,125 paid in, from $375
; to $450 in cash. Or he can accept a
> smaller amount, so that he will still
t secure a proportionate benefit without
any further payment of premiums. One
of the most valuable features of in>
surauce is that the companies are us
ually able and willing to adapt their
t policies to the actual needs of insur- i
ants and on strictly equitable terms.
' ?Chicago Tribune.
Great Men on Great Men.'
i In an article 011 the great' men born
? near Washington, Ga., published in
1 Monday's Anderson Daily Mail under
: a Washington date line the statement
- is made that Xapoleon the Great said
I that William H. Crawford was the on1
!v man he ever felt like taking off his
^ oil oonH
il2,t tO. .Mr. JTil V\ iUI U. ciii ^uvu .
American citizens know was a great J
\ statesman of the Republic about one
hundred years ago and would have
been president, but for an untimely
stroke of paralysis. At first The Index '
; was disposed to question even the pos,
sibility of such a remark, not recalling
! that Napoleon ever had a chance to
see Mr. Crawford, but investigation re
| veals the fact that Mr. Crawford was 1
the American minister to France from
1813 to 1S1") and that therefore there <
was an opportunity for the remark.
In none of the Napoleonic- literature <
;! at hand, however, is there anv refer- '
\ ence to it. It may be true. Mr. Crawford
was certainly a great man.
The statement calls to mind what :
Lord Viscount Wolselev of the British <
army said about General R. E. Lee i
' j Lord Wolselev was one of the many i
i 1,^,1 fnroio-n milifnrv e-p-nerals
i who came over to study at first hand
j* the military operations of the War Be- <
twoen the State?. He said Lee was the
1 ^reutoit ai..u lit ever s^w ai u.i iii.'
GENERAL BALKIN WAR
MATTfcR OF FEW DAYS
COALITION REJECTS PROPOSED
INTERVENTION BY EUROPE.
Understood Porte Will be Given Until
Tomorrow to Reply?Note Shows
London, Oct. 13.?General war ia
the Balkans is now only a matter of a
few days. The replies of the Balkan,
states to the powers' note, virtually
rejecting intervention, will be delivered
at the various capitals tomorrow
and at the same time notes practically
in the- shape of an ultimatum will
be sent to Turkey demanding autonomy
for the Macedonian povinces.
According to a reliable dispatch,
from Rome and Balkan coalition will
make a demand which it will be impossible
for the port to accept, name
iy, that the reforms be executed under
control of European powers and
the Balkan states and as a pledge that
the port assent to the immediate demobilization
of the Turkish forces.
It is understood that the port will
be given until Tuesday to reply, therefore,
there is every probability that
general hostilities will be opened before
the week is ended.
A Sofia dispatch reports that the
movement of the Bulgarian array has
Tie Montenegrins, continuing their
advance, have captured Byelopolye,
an raiporuuit. &uaicgtt puim, uu
northwest of Berana, after desperate
fighting. .They are1 now oq their way
to Sienitza, 30 miles to the north* eat
of Byelopolye an3 close to the Servain
frontier, against which they will
direct &n attack. It id in th;s direction
that the Montenegrins expect to
join hands with the Servain army when
it advances from the north.
According to a Constantinople dispatch
to the Standard, Essad Pasha
arrived at Scutari today with reinforcements,
raising the garrison from
12,000 to 20,000 men. If this news is
(true the Montenegrins will nave a <111ficult
tasK in capturing Scutari.
A country school teacher was cashing
her monthly ch- ck at the bajik.
The teller apologized for the filthy
condition of the bills, saying: "I hope j
you are not afraid of microbes."
"Not a bit of it," the school-marm
replied, "I'm sure no microoe couiu
live on my salary."?Lippincott's Magazine.
The retired coal dealer was selec'
ing his library.
"Will you have these books bound
in Russia or Morocco, sir?" asked the
"But why," said the patron of literature.
"can't you hav? 'em bound right
here in Chicago?"?Exchange.
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"I loved a lovel> u.oiide last year,"
The soulful lover sighed,
"Her golden locks to me were dear,
But or.e sad she dyed.'.'
life. His remark is quoted by Thomas
Ne'r.or Page in his "Robert E. Lee, the
Southerner," page 2S2, as follows:
Field Marshall Viscount Lord Wolseley,
referring long afterwards to his
first meeting with Lee in the summer
of 1862, says: "Every incident in that .
vi -it is indelibly stamped on my memory.
All lie said to me then and during
subsequent conversation is still
fresh in my recollection. It is natural
it should be so: for he was the ablest
general and to me seemed the greatest
man I ever convened with, and : et
I have had the privilege of' meeting
Von Moltke and Prince Bismarck.
General Lee was one of the few men
who ever seriously impressed and awed
me with their inherent great :ess.
Forty years have come and gone sim-?
? ~ -a tVia m.iiactv nf his
our mcuug auu vci
msnly bearing, the genial winning
grace, the sweetness of his s<nile. and
the impressive dignity of his old-fashioned
style of dress, come back to me
among my most cherished recollections.
His greatness made me humble
and I never felt my own insignificance
more keenly than I did in his presence.
. . He was inded a beautiful
Vrt.iTur mwi. read and reflect on the
lif? of Robert E. Lee.