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Lever Announces Tltat if He Heads
Y" Agricultural Committee He will
Fight Reactionary Scheme.
j Washington, Jan. 9.?Congressman!
^ Lever, slated for the chairmanship of
the committee on agriculture, declar-1
ed in the closing session of the Amer-;
ican Forestry association that if hp I
^ is olected and an attempt is made to j
cede forest and mineral lands to the ;
Staios lie "will be constrained to go j
"back a lew years and Cannonize that j
kind of proposition." He expects to
"have *h<- backing of the committee-j
men in this view. "W?. are going to j
see to it that no insidious effort to i
steer us away from the correct atti-j
Tude shall succeed," he continued.:
N t I
\ 'The Democratic party js not going;
}? to change materially the policy now:
K in voirne with reference to conserva- |
f tion. W there is any change it is goiiis;
to be a change for the better and '
in tlio interests of all the people."
SALES FOR PAST MONTH
Fiirui Cs on Dispensary Business in;
The dispensary in seven counties i
01' the itate sold $307,195 worth of]
. whiskey during December, according!
^ to a report by Dispensary Auditor]
( Mobley. This is material increase]
over November. It is believed that |
+*>r. inta] hv the county dispen-j
saiies this year will al.nost equal the
old Siale dispensary. The couuty
dispensaries have sold approzimately
000,000 worth of whiskey during
the past 12 months. The operating exL
' penses for December amounted lo $11,|R
The following shows the sales by
k Aiken $42,741.75
1JEPORT ON LYNCHING
?ill i?e >o Bills Handed Out at This
Orangeburg, Jan 9.?Solicitor P. 1.
Hildebrand has received a report on
the lynching that took place at Norway
a few weeks ago. The matter
of this lynching was investigated by
the governor. Solicitor Hildebrand
and Sheriff Salley have also worked
on the case. The report furnished
^ Solictor Hild&brand by the governor
is voluminous. The solicitor stated
that he had an amount of information,
but that no bills would be hand-j
ed out at this session of the court
of general session.
CIAFLIN SWEPT BY FIRE
(Administration Building Destroyed j
With Loss of $75,000 to $100,000.?
Will be Rebuilt.
Orangeburg, Jan. 9.?Orangeburg
was visited; by one of the largest fires
of its history this morning when the
large main building at Claflin university,
a negro college supported by
the Northern Methodist church, was
practically destroyed by fire. Thej
alarm was sent in about 11:40 o'clock,
this morning and when the fire de- j
partment reached the scene, the roor [
was a mass of flames, The origin of'
J the fire is a mystery- When discover-!
ed, the fire was a roaring flame, appearing
to have been burning sometime.
The main building was a threestory
brick structure and a very large
building. In this building were located
class room, girl's "dormitory'
dining room, kitchen in annex, etc.
ipresident's office and other offices,
All of the students were gotten out!
m the building in safety. A large;
poaint of the students' personal ef-j
Bets were saved and some personal I
property of the college, but the loss
of personal property was great.
rThe large main building of the State j
college for negroes, which is a fourstory
building, was in close proximity
to the fire, but at no time was in
serious danger of destruction. About
two years ago Badham hall, girl's;
dormitory of the State college, was!
destroyed by fire, entailing a loss of!
There was a stiff wind during the J
fire, but luckily the wind blew in the i
most favorable direction to prevent
spread of fire to adjoining buildings.
Although the firemen fought valiantly,
the wind fanned the flames and the
building was reduced to ashes except
L the kitchen annex, which was saved
k^Kriid fire was one of the largest ocj^xruring
in Orangeburg for a long time
W* 2nd the largest firo ever happening
"here '** which only o -e buildinu was:
Th?' building destroyed was "?vl:;ed
Look for the Stars
Each table spe
Table No 1. 1
in Corset Co1
Pants and C
Table No. 2. V
Aerents for Roy
at between $73,(500 and $100,000. The
insurance carried upon the buildingamounted
to $50,000 and the amount;
carried on the furniture amounted to |
$5,000, making a total of $55,000 in- j
surance. Dr. L. M. Dunton, presi- j
rMoflir, university. stated that
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the school would run smoothly along,
as plenty of room would be provided
in other buildings for class room and J
dormitory accommodations. Dr. Dunton
stated that the administration
building would be reDum as suuu j
po&sible and that a magnificent struc- j
ture would be erected 4to replace the '
one destroyed. The present Claflin
university plant is valued at over |
SOLD 60 HOGS AT BIG PROFIT.
Georgetown Planter Raises Fine
Breed and Makes Good Sales.
Georgetown, Jan. 9.?Mr. .T. Louis
LaBruce, owner of Arundel plantation,
on the Pee-Dee River, in Georgetown
county, shipped on cars to a dealer
in Bennettsvjlle, S. C., sixty fine
Berkshire hogs, which he raised on
his place last year. He has left about
one hundred.nore, the larger number
of which iie expects to keep for breeding
purposes, and go into the hog
industry to be very profitable, if properly
conducted. Rice plantations are
since the rice field growth provides fa- j
vorite food for the animals and plenty !
of fresh water, in this manner contrik11h
11 o- n^f- mi 1 v tn economy* but to I
v?4. . ? ,
healthfulness. Mr. LaBruce states that,
he has not had a case of cholera at!
Arundel in thirty years. The hogs he j
has been raising during the past year i
are as fine specimens of porKers as
anyone would care to see, and many j
of them would undoubtedly win prinzes !
at a hog show.
Mr. I^aBruce did not object to state
the debits and credits on account of
this particular shipment of hogs. He
declares that these hogs would keep
fat all the spring and summer and
unt.il late in the autumn in his rice
fields and marshes. Then he turned
them into the woods and caring for
these hogs amounted about .06 3-4 cent
per pound on the foot, he expects to
get $S00 for this shipment of sixty
hosr-. Thr> order from the Renn^ttsville
dealer was for on !v *drod lies?,
but Mr. LiiP.ruc'-* pr;'i>r?'d to ship on!>
in Our Window
the prettiest lir
ned with lace ai
? direct from the
iditions, in well
es for this week,
Values up to 50c.
IhiMren's Gowns. ^
alues 50,69 & 79c
Covers, Pants and
Underskirts, spe- J
: : : 39c
Next to Wests Furni
the sixty. It was the first shipment
of the iort ever made from Georgetown.
Mr. LaBruce found quick sale for j
*'u;~ nf Viio farm hv mi fl.dVPT- !
hub piuuuui *-" "*o iui ui ?--- .
tisement in the newspapers, and there j
we're a number of inquiries.
Mr. LaBruce has one of the hand- j
somest plantations and farms in this i
county at Arundel, and is one of the;
most progressive and successful men !
GRAIN SHOW OPENED
Nearly Erefy Section Represented in
Pre-Exposit/on Exhibit in Columbia.
The State, Friday.
With nearly every section of the
State represented in exhibits of agriI
cultural products, the South Carolina
State grajn show opened at the State
Fair grounds Thursday. The
show is being held to select competitive
exhibits to represent South Carolina
in the Fifth National Corn exposition,
which opens here on the
27th of this month. The names of
those farmers whose exhibits will be
fnf tviic TinrnAjp will be an
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nounced tonight by the authorities
in charge of the grain show.
In view of the fact that there was
no monetary prize to be won at the
grain show, it is considered that the
number of exhibits entered, and the
number of counties represented is
most encouraging, and indicative of
the keen interest felt throughout the
State in the Fifth National Corn exposition,
of which the grain show is a
preliminary. The authorities in
charge of the show were, in fact, j
somewhat surprised at the number of
the exhibits entered. It was unpacked
and set up yesterday, but this work
will be completed early this morning.
Representatives of the Farmers' Co?
?^ nnn-iAnctrntinii work will
| operative L/cuiv/iiunuovti .. ? ..
i then select 20 samples in each class
of products submitted, and these will
I be retained here for the Fifth Xationj
al Corn exposition.
Much of the material submitted was
corn. There were about 125 ten-ear
exhibits, and about 50 single ear exhibits.
Among othpr agricultural products
-ubmitted were rnw and ?T i*.
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jv-I:v\< to be of v?rv high !
ion's Dry Goods
All this Week.
ie we have evei
i factory where
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quality. W. L. English, superintendent
of the extension work at Clemson college,
who is in charge of arrangements .
for the State show expressed himself j
as greatly pleased with the exhibits
1 rAi-j Mr Mr T /\? flr nf Wochino.
suomitieu. w. yv . wl it uoiiiiit) i
ton, field agent for the Farmers' Co- |
operative Demonstration work is in 1
Columbia, and he will probably assist j
in the selection, of the samples today.;
At the conclusion of the show tonight,!
full announcement will be made as to.
the results of this selection.
At the Fifth National Com exposition,
which will be held h^re during
the last week in this month and the
first week in Febuary, the competi- j
tive Exhibits from a number of States,1
selected by State shows, will form one
of the educational factors. The States
will also have exhibits featuring the
results of the experimental and research
work at their agriculture institutions,
many principles in progressive agriculture,
looking to the improvement of
ni-oMnfjav fflrmin? The federal
pi ^OV/IH UMJ
department of agriculture will also
have a comprehensive exhibit dealing
with all phases of agriculture, and
embodying many facts and truths of
inestimable benefit to the farmer.
MADE 18,r>r>0 PER CENT PROFIT
Xew York Institution Has made Over
Washington, Jan. 9.?Enormous
profits by the First National Bank of
New York were recounted today by
George F. Baker, chairman of the
board of directors of the bank, a witness
before the house money trust
comm'ttee. .Mr. Baker furnished the
committee with records showing that
since its organization in 1863 with a
capitalization of $")00,000, the bank
Has made pronts amouuuug iu muic
In the four years since 1908, Mr.
Baker told the committee, the bank
had paid dividends of 226 per cent, or
more than twice, the total capilization,
which is now $10,000,000. When
the capital was increased to that
amount in 1901, a special dividend of
$9,500,000 was declared,. Baker said,
to enable the stockholders to take up j
the adiiion-il invosnrent. I*i 1!?nsi i
oru' v to rrovia'- ? Iu.i'hh'.<> .</ of cap-j
Look for the Si
r shown, all ne^
and ribbons. (
it is made unde
is. : :
Table No. 3. Value
, Ladies' Gowns, Uri
mise and Tedd
Table No. 4. Value
Ladies' Gowns an<
^ Big line of Emb
Laces will arrive
)ds Store J
wberry, S. C. |si
ital for tile organization of the Firsi
Securities company to take over the
business "which the bank could not do
i under the law." Mr. Baker said, a
special dividend of $10,000,000 was declared.
This was in addition to the j
regular yearly dividende.
Samuel Untermyer, counsel for the
committee, from facts supplied by Mr.
Baker, calculated that since he assumed
the. presidency of the First National
in 1873, that institution has j
paid dividends of 18,550 per cent o.* ;
its original capitazation.
Mr. Baker flatly opposed the sugKv
"Yfr> f'ntovmpvpr tVlflt 1
gcoLJWMi uiaut uj iin, vui.N/> ?.
national banks be repuired to make
public their assets, in order that depositors
and stockholders might know
the nature of securities held by the
banks, the witness declaring that he
saw no possible good that could come
of such a provision.
That there is no impropriety in one
man holding directorship in two or
more potentially competitive banks,
was another statement made by Mr.
Baker. Mr. Untermeyer reviewed with j
him a long list of railroads, in which
he was a director, some of which the
lawyer held were potentially competing
lines. Mr. Baker declared that it
was rather an advantage to hold such
directorships, because differences between
the companies c^.n thus be readily
SUFFRAGETTES GET 8 MONTHS
Two Militant Women in London to
Jail For Destroying: Mails.
Ivondon, Jan . 9.?Long sentence |
were passed today on two of the mili-1
tant suffragettes, many of whom in j
recent months have engaged in a campaign
of destruction of the mails.
May Billingburst and Ixjuisa Gay
two of the first to be arrested in connection
with these outrages, today
were condemned to eight months imprisonment
May Billingburst, who is a cripple
and is unable to get about except on i
a tricycle, already has been impris- \
oned on several occassions in counec- j
tion with the suffrage campaign.
Evidence given today showed that
letter boxes throughout the center and
th? of L,rmrt^n find bp^n damaged,
together with their contents, bv
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tars in Our Window
r the most:
js 75c, 98c., & $1.25
? ? _ \
: : 69c
s $1.00, $1.25, $1.50
i : 98c
: this week.
gentsfor W. L
>r men. Ultra
loes for Women.
means of acids, sticky fluids of various
kinds, varn_sh and ink. Raga
Keel in lamp oil sometimes were
placed in the boxes. Many valuable
uocu:nents had been destroyed in this
It'was difficult to capture the perpe;
trators of the outrages in the act as
in most instances the destructive
fluids were passed into the boxes ia
uncorked bottles contained in ordinary
envelopes. " .
WILL WAVE ttAK OX PISTOL
Sumter, Jan. io.?Since its organization
two years ago the Sumter Chamber
of Commerce has proved itself to
be^ of Commerce has ^proved ,.:t
be a live working force, not only for
the benefit of Sumter but for the
furtherance of the general good. It
will be recalled that a movement
started in this Chamber of Commerce
summer before last was taken up
throughout the cotton growing belt
and resulted in an ordir from the
United States secretary of agriculture
modifying the manner of cotton reports
to the benefit of the planter.
The Sumter Chamber has now a set
on foot another movement which the
members hope will be more far-reach
ing aim ..hich will result in nationwide
gcod. It is a movement to curtail
the pistol habit and to lessen the
harm by pistol "toting."
At a meeting of tne chamber about
the end of November resolutions bear
ing on the matter wece presented by
President S. C. Baker and were adopted
by the chamber. These resolu- ,
tions have been printed in large numbers
and have been sent to government
and department heads all over
the country including the president
and the president-elect and to commercial
and civic bodies all over the
nation. Dr. Baker is now in Florida
where he has attended a meeting and
luncheon of tha Jacksonville Chamber
of Commerce and has made an
address on the Sumter plan before the '
0t a 11 cmctinp rh^mhpr. He is in St.
Augustine for the purpose'- of attending
the peace conference preliminary
to the centennial next year of the
treaty of peace following the war of
1812 and the senii-centennial of that
following the close of ttie war Between
the Sections. Dr. ^a'ker presented
these resolutions at all these