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VO T XI'1V MANNING. S. C. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29. 1909 NO.19.
STANDS BY COOK
Admiral Schley Cais Upon Peary to Scb
mit His Data to Danes.
WHO REJECTED COOK'S
He R"eamrras RIA Confidence in the
Brooklyn Explorer and Declare.
That the Same Men Who Repu
diated Cooks Records Should Al
No PaLs Upon Peay's Proof.
Reamrtning his complete cofn!
dence in Dr. Cook. Rear Admiral W.
S. Scbhey. retired. Wednesday called
publicly upoa Commander Peary to
submit his p-oofs that he reached
th- North Pole to some sCnitific
body other than the National Geog
raphic Society. This the Admiral
decaires. zhould be done at once In
the interests of justice and to es
tablbsh beyond question the claims
Th~e Admiral believes that the
same body which threw out and re
puiated Cook's data should be per
mitted to pia upon the data sub
mitted by Peary to the Geographic
"The DaneA are the best poste
body of men In the world on Arctic
ma'ers." he said. "The coasistor
othL'e Uniirsity of Copenhagec
should b., Tivzn the opportunity
to exam,.ne the Pesry proo s. to
in tht way they would be aubmit
ted to the same tee! that was ap
plied 4o those of C>ok.
Moreover. Admiral Schley. bellorev
that t'e submission of the proof t
Copenhagen should be insisted up
on by Peary. despite whatever t6&.
Natlonal Geographic Society's at
titude way be.
Admirai Schley declined to say on
wihat ground he took exception t
the fiding of the scientists of th4
Universilty of Copenhagen that Cool
had not been at the North Pole. H.
merely reaMrmed his belief to th
explorer. adding that he believe
'lso that Peary. too. had gained the
-.p of the earth.
The Importance of the Admiral'
demand is increased by the fact tha
he has had wide experience in tb
Car North. 7n ISS4 he was in eom
mnd of the Thetis expedition. whicl
resulted In the rescue of Lieut
Greeley and 91m men who had beer
cast away at Cape Sabine. and whor
the civilised world had practicall
given up for lost. For his rescue
Schley. then a captain in the serr
!e. was awarded a gold watch an
a vote of thanks by the Marylani
Legislature. and a medal of hono'
by the Massachusetts Humane So
Members of the National Geo
graphic Society declined to discus'
f he suggestion of the retired naya'
omcer. The Society is still smart
lg under the somewhat curl r-epl'
made by the University of Copen
hagen to its request that a comit
tee represeting the Society be prr
eitted to be present when Dr. Cook'
data was examinei -
DRAN~K POISONED BOOZE.
One Man Dead and Another Vers
mn Prom the Stuff.
Samuel Hogan Is dead and a ne
gr is in a serious condition a'
Stark. Fla., from drinking whiske'
that Is alleged -to have been poison
ed. The whiskey was seat to Johr
Benett. a well known resident. an
In the package was the followi
"From a friend. wishing a happ'
Kr. Bennett seat the aegro t'
the anpress offie for the package.
giving him a drink upon his return
He then pessed the bottle to Hogan
-who drunk. The bottle was next
passed to Mr. Bennett's son. whr
4r atk. Presently all three were sod
dely L'l ad Hogan djed :hefo!n
smedical aid reached him. The b'
e better, but the negro Is Ia ;
asagrous eondition. The package
was shipped from Jacksonville an
tte authorities are mow inves:lgat
lag the case.
Jeakousy Cause Tragedy.
A triple murder and suicide oc
eurred at Pjtts-2rg. Ky.. a mminn
vilg.Wednesday when 191111atr
Murray. a miner, shot and ?ullet'
his wife ad her mother and EIlber'
Coe and htoself. Murray-- ohjee
tions to the allegeIg attention of
CtOI to Mirs. Murray are givena at
te cuase of the crimeS.
Kiled by Native.
At Bombay. British India. Arthur
~'~sa Tippetts Jackson. chief ma'
1grte of Nisik, was assise
while attendinlg a theatrical per
formace Wednesday. The mnotiv
fo the murder was a wish for re
venge upon the magistrate, who s.en
tened a criminal to life !mprison
Blown to PieCee
A? St. Petersburg. Chief Krpo"
of the secret Russian police wsa
blown to bits shortly after midnigb
enestay In his apartments. The
!at was wrecked. and the offcla
vas l!!erally cut into small piece
by the force of the explosion.
Prinme Minister Slain.
An ometaI~l dispatch received by tlh
8ste department Wednesday mnorn
g from Bu2charest stated that th
prime minister of Roumaula ha
ee ,he and seriously wounded bi
Pxplotsionl in Colliery
mine near MZeAlescT. Okla.. a fe
.. ae ad it 'r repted* t
FAILS TO SPECiFY
Lt. COK) FA.IL To ESTABLISH
HiS CLAIM OF HEING
The First Man to ieach the North
Pole Before the uinverlty of
A dis.patch from Copenhagen. Den
mark. says the T-niver'i:v of Copen
hagen. ! irst insti1tution of le-arn
!-g that recognized Dr. Frederick A.
Cook as discoverer of the North
Pole. Tuesday solemnly declared that
the explorer had failed to establish
-he claim upon waich his high honora
The coummittte appoi.nted by the
university to examine Cook's rec
or.!s recently prmsnt! a report t.
the conilstory of the univers -.1
which reviewed the deductions of
the experts with the greatest care
mnd discussed the 2ndings from every
.tandpoint. Both the committee and
the consist'ry were disappointed.
The consistory met and adopted
& written report that the alleged
records submitted for examination
,y Dr. Cook failed to prove the
:laim that he reached the pole.
The report of the committee.
:rof. Cstronmgren. chairman. as pre
.ented to the consistory. states that
'ook's papers are without any val
:e. and that his report to the un
-ersIty is practIcally the came as
>ublished in the New York Herald
;pon his re:turn from the arctic
xpeaion. Copies of his note books
ubmitted. says the committee, con
'in no original calculations or ob
ervations. but only the results there
.f. Accordir.gly the committee con
-ludes that he offers no proof of hav
ag reached the pole.
The documents submitted to the
niversity of Copenhagen for ex
tmination included a typewritten
eport by Dr. Cook and a typewritten
-opy of Dr Cook's notebooks. Dr.
ooks seetary. Waiter Lonsdale.
:old the commission that the original
ot books were -sent to Europe by
-.other route. Despite the explor
r's promise of the original note
-oek and diaries, they have never
eached the commission. The ex
lorer's aIdress is not known, even
) his secretary.
THRIE LIV ES W EME LOXTr
a a Big Lendon Drapery Store
Fire on Monday.
A disastrous fire involving the los
f three lives and the destruction of
be big drapery store of Arding and
lobbs at Chapham. a southwestern
!uarter of London. occurred Mon
'sy. The fire o-curred a hen th
core. covering an acre of ground
.as crowded with customers. But
a little more than an hour the build
ag was a mass of ruins. The dam
ge is estimated in the vicinity of
All the customers made their way
-ut of the store in safety. The three -
hundred employes followed them.
he progress of the nlames which
:as assisted by the Christmas ceco
tions and festoonms was so rapt:
hat some of -the empioges were
aught In the upper floors.
One of the girns descended the
re escape in safety, while the sec
ad fei and was kIlled. The two
en then jumped ad also were
:illed. Many persons were assis'.ed
rom the windows by the firemen.
nd several of the employes were
eriously injured. a few possibly
'tlly. Some of the employes are
SEVENTY MiLES OF RAILROAD
Vere Constructed in South Carolina
Durwing Past Year.
According to statements submit
ed to the railroad commission by the
ifferent lines of the State. 68.14
nile.1 of railroad have been con
tructed in South Carolina duriat
he past year.
Only six and a fraction miler. or
.ietrack were installed. which I:
csiered by members of the comn
'ission as the least number of milai
Only eight miles of track were
dded to the main lines of the iarg
rsystems of the State, and sevet
Sthese miles were added to th.
reenyi!!e & Knoxville rcad.
The roads constructing the larg
.t number or ailles are the Carc
na. Clinchield & Ohio. 18: Nort'
South Carolina road 27.3. and th
'-nrattsvie & Cneraw extension 1t
Fell Fromn Train.
Williamn Sanford. a white ma:
bout 35 years of age. met his deat!
lye miles below Prosp-rity Tuesday
ternoon by falling from Coluvx
sia. Newbe rry & Laurens psenge
No. 52. bound from Columbia te
-reenville. Sanford was going tc
Newherry to visi! retstives. When
his relative' last heard from him he
was working in the Lexingto~n eot
Was Birut%fy unrdered.
adispatch from Jefferson. N. C..
says that it has been learned that the
:an Testermnan who was at first re
ported to have. been found dead by
the side of the road was no't dead
when fo'uad. bumt .!! on a''erwar-.
t has also been learn;d that he wa~
brutally mturdiered in a drunrken row.
tere appwairng wounds and oth"'
ev'dence of virniene on the b'ody 'V
the decear1. No on.. howater. a-mme
d oknowji hwh was murdered
Driven to' Death.
Prohibitien Conaties Are Paying Their
FLOODED WITH IQUOR
Booze livu-w Fined a l'cnic in
the Dry Territory of This and
Other States. and Reap a Rich
Harvest of Casb That Could be
The Clumbila State says the resi
dents of the dry counties in South
7arolina are not to Le wi:hout thei
Christmuas "booze." The abolitiun
of the dispensary has stem-ngly not
quenched their thirst, for every da)
the Columbia office of the Southerno
express company receives and disi
tributes a hundred or more packages
of whiskey to the dry counties
Most of the "sperits' received
comes from Jacksonville. although
some is receive1 from Richmond.
rhe trade has increased so much. a~s
he holidays grow nearer. that th.
hipmeats of whiskey have ovr-*
reached the capacity of the express
ars and the fast freight is used in!
>ringing the pacakages and cases
ere where the distribution is mada
>y the express company to the trains
?ntering those parts of the State
where an arid desert prevails.
The sensation of the season in
mxpress circles came a few days ago
when a box car flled with packages
f Christmas booze was received
acksonville. The car was split here
.nd the packages constined by regu
ar express to the destinations spect- d
led on the packages.
It is said that at Spartanburg so
nuch liquor for Christmas consump- t
ion was received that the regular
hannel at the express office was
logged with supplicants for packag
s of cheer. and those wishing to
end Christmas remembrances found
t dlcult to consign their gifts to I
he clerks. This continued for a
rhile until relieved by the establish.
nent of special depot for packages
f wbiskey. and for this alone. Even s:
t that a v!!tor to the city from 1
partuhurg Y..ys that to get a ju;
r Cas6. position was at a premium
i the !!ne. as is the case whvn a i
:g prodnction is put on for one
ixht only. and everybody in towni
rishes to take a friend to se tha
Low. and tickets are scarc,.
The old fami!!ar jug is seen no ,
ore and the little brown Ju: with a
s rel sealing war. except th- jufgs -
re usually white. are now shipped t
a neat packages an! the unitiated t
nmght not know what th- c
On account of the v*ariety and ton K.
enient modes of transit from Jack- ~.
onville to Columbia, the majority .1
f packages for residents of the dry n
ounties near Colutti. order their
booze' from the rlorIda city, al
hough some prefer the Richmond a
ouses. In the upper part of the
~rate Richmond has the inside track ,
"d a special to The States from 3
tiehmond a few nients ago teflls
rhat an enormous businee the Vir-t
inia whiskey houses are doing :*
hts special says:
"As a distributing point for the
ntire South. as well as for many
tates of the Middlet West. Rich
nond at this seasion has shippe,'
~robably more whiskey to dry sec
:ons than was ever sent out in the'
ame length of time from anty city
a the country, not excepting New
ork and Chicago. which are aituat
d in territories surrounded by cit- I
~es. towns and count!es that have(
nver been affected by the temper
ie wave. This declaration is based
n staterments made by leading whis- j
"ey dealers and on estimates fur
ished by representatives of the va
-ious expresa companies.
"The bulk of these gigantic shIp
-ets have been consigned to ind!
-iduals in North Carolina. South
"aroina. Georgia. Alabama. Missis
ippi and the various dry section
f Virginia. At the saeme time enor
tous quantities ot distilled spirit.
*ave been shipped to Texas. Indiana.
Florida and Illinois.
"The express companies have rent
d a warehouse espe'ially for the
handling of these ~shipmtents. 1;
s estimated that from :.000 to
0.000 cases of whiskey are being
ent out by the mall order ho-uses
na Riehmond and Manchester dai~y.
The average of contan:s of each
nackage is from ta.ree to Si-e mal
ons. This indicat.-s that at teast
40.006 rallons of whiskey are. ship
,ed from this city each day. The
-i'ukey establishments are working
night arnd day."
.U ND) D)YlNG IN WOODSi.
An Unknown Man Fatally Beaten
A white man. so far unidentitle-d.
was found Wednesdiay morning In
a woods near Greenville. unconscious
and in a dying condition. He hore
signm of having been badly beaten
aboutt the head, and it is stated~ by
the doctor that he has no chane-i to
lIve. On his person w,'re round
wsving apparatus butt thi-. I' the
,n!v .-gue leading to any lk-owIed'"
of him. This Is not the ft-st ~fair
Hf this kind which has ba:pened
I l.i partientar spot
Threa Ngene. ailed.
ITree es were jailed at Amner
us (a.. e' Thursday uxpon th con
r.t.an t-f onte of th-'w r'.ga~rin tb'
- - ns plnai- wa-r' eri
thIrd man burned the buildings to
gehrwith eight Ene mule Inar.~
"5 ~ -*~-. c'
IEARY's FRIENDS) OBJECT TO
SEND)ING DATA TO DANES.
Le-ading Miernbers of the Natioual
Geogcraphic Society Afiraid to Ilisk
Rear Admira! Schlev's demand
'hat Connander Peary submit h!
P'olar data to the cous.-.tory of the
'ni-r.ity of Copenhagen for veri
'attan. following that body's repud
ation of Dr. CoIok. has raised a storm
nimong the membership of the Na
inza: '-ographcali Society. which
tave Peary a clean bill of health.
The leading members claim tha.
he scientists of the United S.rtes
rould be demeaning themsalves. If
hey acknowledged that their dud
n"s needed verinAcation. There
ee ms to be no disposition to vith
old from the Copenhagen board -I.s
ara filed by Peary. bu. therv I. &
vell defnned opposition against turr.
ng It over to the Danish salfntist 1
or oflicial action.
The "arguments advanced by Ad- C
niral Schler that such examioati.n
rould remove all questi>r. of d-nit
rom the claim of Peary ha.-e hown
annd impeachable by Amcircan
elentists. and. therefore, the (.uei
Ion is not whether Peary's right.
ut whether the scientists ara uror'g.
"Nothing can be gained by sub
itting Commander Peary's data to
he University of Copenhagen." said
'rof. Gannett. who was chairmal. of
e committee that passed upon the '
roofs of Peary. "and I do not see
ny reason why be should..
Rear Admiral Chester. who at-ark
d Cook's data some time ago. de
ounced the proposition of Admiral t
chley as "absurd." He declared he D
Id not believe that the University
f CoDenheren wonld consider mak
tg a r queot for the p:-oib and tha
ie whole matter was a mare's
est. *_ _
ATTACKS FAMILY. a
M1ls Wife and Child and Wounds
Three Other Children.
Suddenly becoming violently In- s
tne. G. C. Cheuvront. a ranchman.
I Fresne. Cal.. Wednesday killed n
Is wife and one child. wounded 11
iree oth.r children and ended his T
fe under the wheels ot a railroad n
Mrs. Cbeuvront was preparing n
reakfast when her husband enter
the kitchen with a hatchet. With- n
at a word he split her skull wt.h -
ae blew. He then entered the bed- v
iom where hIs children lay asleep
i rapId succession be struck witt
ie bacthen George. 14 years old..
laude. 12; Gladys. 19. and Nellie.
a infant. Claude is dead and Glad?
a is dying. The others wIll recov
r. As Cheuvormt left the house. C. a
[. McCung. a stepson 19 years old
et him o~n the porch. The mani:ac j
:ruck at his stepson's head. Evad
i the blow.- the young man struck
is stepfather heavily on the jaw.
The blow seemed to 1;reak the mad
pell and the hand that held th*
achet fell to his side. Without fl
peak ing. the rancher extended ita
aMcClung and ran to the railroad .
-ack where he threw himself under Ia
passing train and was ground to
WILL BE HEARD FROM.
t Important Document Predicted
From Dr. Oook.
A New Tork dispatch says Capt.
. F. Osborn. secretary of the Arctie
lub of America, who has been a
pokesman for tbe Cook partisans,
e not yet convinced. "This argi:
nent is not yet over.' he says.
There are going to be more im
ortant developments very soon. I,
am not at liberty to say what thes-1
re. but they have to do with th e
bhole Cook controversy and wil.
nake some pet Ae. I think. feel
ntighty queer. Lou will find that Dr.
>ok is not down yet. He is pre
yaring something for his enemies
tow, and when he gives it out. you
-an be sure it will be worth
Mar.;aret Marshall is the name o:
:he young woman who is in a critical
mondition In a hospital at Norfolk.
Va.. as the r-esu't of an attempt at
suicide. was connected with the staff
of the Boston Herald for a year
and a half. She is 2! mars old and
a native of New Hampshire. She
ws graduated from Tufts college i'n
19(1. A few months ago she left
Bostoan and joined the staff of a
Nw Yor-k paaper. She has written
m&eral mtagazine stories *
Invention flrinp $15.3.00.
Whi!-a experimentLing with amate-ur
photography M. A. Yetnic and Dr. L.
M Ea:Iy. of Columtbus. 0., discoveredI
a way of making a new kInd of pho?
ogrphic printing paper. And recently
a d.eal was erosed at South Bend.
Id.. lby whkh the Eastrnan Kodac
company w!il pay them Sl.5.000flO
*o he. s- '-r.-t. The Eastman comn
pany* could ntot dupilie.'te the papte
..n-rd~ 'y the C-dumbu.s men. It
:niis-5 to r-vo:itioniz.e the prin.:
j:g of photograhC.
Wild cotton Tret.
A ?m.< is to 's made of the va:':e
~f the Ti'rA of the cotten be'arirg
tr-,.e wh'ch row wid 'n Sonora and
i~oton. M'.xlen. The tr"- is knnu,,
tn the ~.tie-g~s as th" aldorn. Th
capiat of :hn -eton is no? as lng
as tat :rr'-n M'y the An rican plant
e. be 'h'-e :s an ned~ of Kin in; :
M-ray !!ay:ng it w.th a pole while
I t is spread out on a canvas or a
AT STATE ASYLUM SAYS SENA
Conditloum Just Now Are Shocking.
and Large Sum is Needed for
Senator Neils Christensen. Jr.. of
Beaufort. chairman of the joint leg
islative committee appointed 1-> .n
vestigate conditions in the SUte
aospital for the insane at Columhia.
was in Charleston a few day& ago
ind was asked by a reporter for 'h-?
Evening Post concerning the pro
tress made by his committee in the
nvestigation. Senator Chrlsteas'n
aid that the investigation had ue-n
,oncluded and that the commi..e
s now formulating a report for sub
nission to the general assembly
which convenk"' on the eleventh of
"The testimony taken before the
ommittee." said Senator Christen
en. "is being printed and will be
vailable in a fe-w days. Aay mem
er of the legislaturs and any news
pper interested may have a copy
iy sending a request to a member of
he committee. The most important
natter to be considered at the com
ng session of the legislature is the
eport of their committee that has
nestigated the State hospital for
he Insane. Unfortunately, the re
ort will not be ready for two Y
hree weeks. It will contain several
pecial reports by experts which are
Lot yet prepared. Theaw together
rith facts gathered by the commit
ee from personal examnlatioa of
hysical condition and records here
ad elsewhere are perhaps more Im
ortant than the testimony of wit
ese.- referred to. But i could be
dvsable for legislators and the poo
le generally to acquaint themselves
rith their testimony which throws
food of light on the deplorable
onditions that are-general through
ut our State hospital for the In
"It is going to take several hun
red thousand dollars to put this In
titution in reasonably good con
tion. Estimates have not been
iade yet, but the total necessary
i not likely to be under $600.000.
'oat is a minimum. There can be
o doubt that if the facts become
r.own this or a larger sum. if it be
und necessary, wil be voted. But
ere Is danger that the facts will
ot become thoroughly understood
x time for t*'e people to make thel:
-Ishes felt at this session. Up to
-is %Me the facts have been mini
azeJ by certain news agencies and
only a few instances have the
ewspapers given anything like a
.:1 and accurate account of the,
stimony. So. I want to suggest
> thle press generalliv that they get
be testimiony and read it for them
''V.hile It would be very unfortu
ate to allow such an investigation~
s this to become an attack on in
2rviduals. there wiil also be a la
:2entable outcolaie If a desire to
held individuals should result In
ovring up conditions. We are
ere dealing~ with matters of life
ad death. There Is no ques'tion
hat the death rate at thIs lnstitu
on is abnormally high and the re
overy rate abnormally low. owing
o shocking unsanitary conditions.
>oor equipment, a lack of proper
reamnent and lax methods through
lut all branches of the institutionl
hat are deplorable. It is painful
o make these general criticisms.
or there are many faithful workers
t this hospital struggling with con
ltions that only their superiors can
-emedy and they are as anxious ae
kny to see them remedied. The re
ort w'!ll make these details clear.
"Meanwhile every family in thiq
stat" that Is peculiarly interested in~
he hospital should demand that all
:he facts be known and proper means
~aken to remedy the evils. None of
a can aff'ord to ignore the needs of
~heee unfortunates. whose condition
Ls now a disgrace to our State. We
have the opportunity to step Into the
rst rank in our care of the Insane.
and the people are sure to take It
f they are given the facts."*
Help Along the Town.
Where one live's, makes his do
mste home, rearm his family and
follows his calling-there is his civic
home. It is his duty to be true to
that home even as he Is to his do
mestic home. He Is In duty bound
to promoto its li~eresta. to cheer
fully perform the duties of citizen
ship. and to rejoice In seing It grow
and pirospe:. What are you doing
to help along your home town?
Killed in r'ence of Wife.
Charlie Wilkes. a young farmer of
the Tyty district of Moultrie county,
Ga.. was shot and killed Friday morn.
lg in the presence of his wtfe, by
John Lott. a neighbor. according to
a message to the sheriff. Bad blood
had exist'ed betwen the two mi-ni
for some time past and Friday Lott
went to the Wilkes' home, called him
ot and shot h~m down with api
Fatal ispute Over Pool Game.
A dispute over a pool game Thurs
!ay morning at BIrmingham. Ala.
result'd In Luther Smith. the 1.S
year-old son of S. L. Smith. a Frise<
raIlroad condnertor. shooting H. L.
Martin. tower watchman of the t!-mn
tl, three tms. Th.. bulletts enter
ed th-e abdrnen. lnflicting nmorta
Five Die in Home.
Thenra PFrederteks. bIs wIfe an
three children were bu-ned to deat
Cmpirller-eneral Jones Scores Big
DODING THER TAXES
He l)erlare That Large 'encer-n.
Are A,.e.ed f.r Two Little. and i:
Mentions Naunes of Sonie of
Them---Spea in Ris Critici.m of d
Person. of LargIZe Wealth. a
"It looks as if the malefactors of
great wealth." said Comptroller Gen- a:
eral Jones recently, "have set asid
the laws and adopt-d a low assesz
meat and a high rate. it catch-s the
wage earner and man of moderata -1
means a'conitug and a'going." -.
"The law of this State require P
that all property be assessed at its
true vale in money. he continued tb
in speaking of the matter of taxa- a
tion and assessment. For the past c'
twenty years the comptroller general
has been fighting for an equalization w,
of property taxation both in refer- w4
ence to the corporations and the
small taxpayer. Little has been gain- u
ed by the comptroller's onslaught. G:
yet it has had its moral effect.
That there is inequality In the
assessment of street railways, power i
companies and such enterprises will
be pointed out in the annual report o
of the comptroller general. Espec- 1
lally does Mr. Jones direct attention
to the assessment of the Charles
ton Ight and Power Company. b
which Is assessed at 9.8 per cent of di
s capital stock. Tbe canitsl pai' :
.2 of this company ib 4L.U'J0.0u. H4
while the assessment for taxation by
IS $91,030. to
Comptroller General Jones is try
ng to get more Information as to ye
the lighting and power plants of the
State. In many cases the value of tic
the property was not given so that In
it cannot be seen exactly upon what hh
basis the taxes are placed. A strik
ng example is the case of the Green
rille Gas and Electric Company, the
apital stock of which is $53.500.
while the assessment for txation
is $143.285. or 268 per cent of the
:apital paid in.
Fvidently the property mnst be
worth this much or it would not
have been aaeed at this rate.
while in the case of other companies -
the per cent of capital for taxation h3
appears to Oomptroiler General Ir
Jones to be much lower than it
The Columbia Gas Uiht Company
has a paid In capital of $100.000:
zross receipts. $53.734; assessed for
axation $50.800: per cent of capi
at assessed for taxation. 508
Some Instances Clid i
Charleston Light and Power Com
any-Capital paid In $1.000.000: -d
ross receipts $11S.976; a esse~d for
axation. $98.030: per cent of capi- :
at assees-d for txation. 9.S.
Gre-enville Gas and Ligtht Coni
>any-Capital Daid in $33.501': gcros"!"
receipts. $18.047: as.-see~d for tax
ton. $14 3.2S5: p-r c.-r.: of c:.p tal
:sessed for taxation. 2t,3
Parise Mountain Water Company
Capital paid in $20o.000; gros re-j
riptS. S45.069: assessed forta
:ton, $34.610; per cent of capital.
assessed for taxation. 43. j
t'nion Power Compacy -Capital ~
-aid in. $S00.000: gross receipts tb
t80.213: ass.ssed for taxation.j
$400.000; per cent of capital asses.
e for taxatIon. 50.I
Greenville Carolina Power Comn-~
pany-Capital paid in $450.00; n:v
gross receipts. $51.225: assessed for
taxation. $71.205: per cent of capi
tal assessed for taxation, 15.S.
Beaufort Waterworks - Capital
pa d in. $10,000: gross receipts. $2.
923: assessed for taxatIon. $5,000:
per cent. 50.
Rock Hill Light and Power Com
pany-Capita!. $150,000: grose. re
eipts. S12.406; assessd. 336t.12:
per ce-nt. 2'4.
Camden Water. Light and Power
Company-Capital. $100,000: gros
receipts. $24.511: assessed, $23.700,
per cent. 23.7.
Georgetown Electric Light Com
pay-Capital, $::5.00: gross re
eeipcs. $lS.-MS7: .assessed. $11.000
per cent. 44.
Anderson Water. Light and Power I,
Compay-Capit. $300.000: gros
receipts, $l11.t06l: assessed. $12 .
555: per cent, 42.S.I
Hlartsville Electric Light andI Wa
ter Company--Capitai. $2.000: gross
recipts. $4.:336: assess--d fo~r taxa
tioni. $ l.e'0: per cent, .
Florence light and Pow--r Comn
pany-Cap-ital. 5',9.000: gr..ss -
celts. $14,197: asssd. $11.~500:
per ce-nt. 23.
Co-lumbhIa E!ietric St. Raliway
L. and Power Comrpany-Capit I
$00.'0'0: gross receipts. $108.139
asssed. $15.4.b: per crtnt. 1E-S
These assessments are taken fro
the annaa! r'-port nf Comnptroller
en.ran Jones. The compilatli
howevecr. is not ye comp-l't.l an
it w !! be rlnted that snme comp~an!Pe
*are omitted in the ab.ove it-:, in
foratio~n as to the Snthern Power
'onran42 rot VAt be roe-h.d.
ndi the' 'ame 5~ true o f *jm.- er
companie. The I'uformation was
not nIo!to asn toiom- ofth. -
Given Fourteen Year-.
IJohn L.. Colins. recently entV
at New Orleans of fo-CI'1
checks and chaine< T ?hs
with he-ading - clever rang n~ -
d!ers who hare b"e-n operatnr
Scrth. was Thurdar un-n
serVe four-teen years M- 1te Sta'.
itet:ary.- Conir5 was wanti or
:IGHT MEN.N KILLED AND 400
HAVE NAROW ESCAFE.
ecurr% Brave Danger From Fire
Damnp and Hecover Three Bodies.
Fire Gains Headway.
Ei;:h: men were killed and four
undred others had narrow escapes
an exploiun o.f gas in Mint "A"
'the Chicago an., Cartersv!ile Coal
aupany at Herrin. Ill.. late Thurs
0;o-n lamp, carried 'y enployers
the mine are believed to have
Lused the disaster. There wer.
ree men and a boy in this party,
.d all are dead.
The dead: W. T. Pierce. mine en
nter; Eu;ene Barrett. assistant efn
neer: Thonas H. Williams. assist
it manager: unidentifted boy. about
; years old; George Snyder. miner;
Llvatore Greeco. miner: Pietro
Dmeo. laborer; Thomas Harber.
James Guinney, superintendent of
e mine. a nd Robert Hueston, man
:er, headed the first relay of res
ers. Despite the black damp which
wed into the chambers adjoining
ose in which Pierce and his party
-re killed. these men went into the
After sending to the surface three
Lconsclous persons, the rescuers
,t found the bodies of Snyder.
-eco and Romeo.
The efforts of the rescuers to pen
rate more deeply Into the werk
gs were repulsed by increasing
nks of after-damp. and they were
reed to retreat. leaving the bodies
Pierce and his companions. Fire
so began to gain headway, and it
not expected that the bodies can
removed. All efforts are being
-ected towarda fighting the flames
-ws of the disaster spread through
rrin. and there was a rush of
ste--:cal women and crying children
the shaft house.
The damage to the mine cannot
be accurately estimated. The col
ry is one of the oldest in the sec
,n and few accidents have occurred
it. Piere. the engineer who los
i life, formerly was a Federal in
stor of Government work on the
HELn ON SERIOUS CHARGE.
he His Friend Drunk and Took
His Watch and Money.
The Colinbia Record says Henry
x. a white man living near North.
,j been sent to the county jail
defaulr of bond of $500 to await
al at the next term of the court
;eneral sessions on the charge of
Saturday evening Fox was in Co
nia with a friend of his. W. Y.
rdner. it is alleged that Fox
iceed his friend under the influence
whiskey and led hIm down into
e~ red light districr. They enter
the house of the notorius negress.
trie Baker, and there. Gardner
ims. Fox robbed him of his watch
d aome $5
Ater the hour of the alleged rob
r. it is said. F'ox spent mooney
yy. Fox is said to have handed
o-;t for this things and that an
ying exorbitant prices for thinot
at e bought. Detectives have
cceeded in recoverIng $41.85 of
e amount Gardner claims was sto
:from hiz. The defendant. It.
Lsw-ring to the charge of steal
g the watch. stated that ge t-ough'
e watch from a Main street pawn
okers shop and paId $2.50 for It.
0O7TLAW KILLED HISELF
'en surrounded and He Saw no,
Avenue of E-.cape.
The most thrilling man hunt which
er occurred in Henry county. Ala..
rinated Monday afternoon, when
y O'Haro, the yo'og negro des
arado. killed hima'-iI when sur
~unded by a poe Since Tuesday
last weevk when the negro shot
ro orncers, the chas.' has continu
I. Bloodhounds pursued h~m Sc
osely that he shot one of the
>,gs. One mile south of Abbeville.
la.. at the enutrance to the Choc
twhatchle Swamp a cordon of a
undred men surrounded him
oundedl. Nare'foote-d and tired h'
t2 that esct;,e was Impossible
ather than fal! into the hands o!
!pursuers he plaed the barre'
fa shotgun to his breast and push
I the triggr with his toe.
His body was tied to a buggy and
raged to Abbevi!le and placal in
be court house where it lay fo:
Three Perisih in Icy Water.
Laura Curr~.ns, who had just re
eled the prize "for the pretties:
rin the school district.-' Aima
'terback. hber chnm. and Wmn. John
on, *he girls' school teacher. were
rowned Saturday night as they~ were
rying to reach th..!r homes afte'
schoe! social. hycroesing Indian
-r.eek, n."r lt.'dford. Ind., in a row
.nt. The boat t'pset And :he-: wer'
mable to reach the bank through
he icy wat.'r.
ailling Boil Weevils.
Th., slstet anti snow ove-r the north
n ~.tlor. of Louisiana and Mis
pIcl worth thousands of dollars
o th'e. districts infested by the cot
on bol. weevil. according to th'
n-:ernment entomologist. Ezp~r:
sa- intold inroads are- being mad.
Ay Chicago. 11!.. John Corrodio
ag.-d 'm-en. Charles Corrodlo. ag'-'
wo; Ms~ry Corrodlo. aged four. r-er
umed to death when their ham
Bale Between the Troops of Zlaya and
Estrado in Which
THE FORMER HIPPED
The Result of ThIn Battle Puta the
Revolutioni,.tv in Nicaragua en
Top, and May Mean the I)ownfali
of Xadriz. Wbo Hab Just Been
Elected 're-ddent by Zelaya. .
A Wtshington dispatch says
Zelaya's troops were routed by the
Nicaraguan revolutionists tcday in
a berce bate at Ramo lasting sev
Gen. Estrada. in command of the
revoiutionary army is reported to
have been successful all along the
The frt-. announcement of the sue
cess of the Estrada arms came In a
cablegram to Dr. Castrillo. the rep
-esentative in Washington of the
provisional government. It was sign
ed "Diaz.' Diaz is secretary of
state of the provisional government.
The cablegram said: "Complete vic
tory is ours. Zelaya's troops are in
retreat." Later Tuesday evening
the state department gave out the
following message from Consul Mof
fat from Colon.
"Estrada forces at Tatumbla and
Recreo, near Rama. commanded by
Gen. Mena at the former places, and
Generals Chamorro. Nattuti and For
no Diam. at the latter place partial
ly routed and defeated the forces of
Zelaya after desperate fighting of
several hours. The Zelayan forces
were commanded by Gen. Gonzales.
A great many were killed. the num
r being uUnzL.wn; 100 were
wounded and 150 prsoners were
taken by the revolutionists. The
Zelayan troops at Recreo have occu
pied what has been considered a
strong position. Estrada is confi
dent of defeating the enemy when he
renews the attack later and of forc
Ing their surrender."
The clash between the two ar
mles was not unexpected. For days
the troops have been lying practi
tally idle in their trenches around
Rama, skirmishing only marred the
peace that brooded over that see
aion. Estrada played a waitIng game
n tehe hope that the Zelayan com
manders would take the initiative
ind attempt the capture of his po
sition. which was .reported to be
None of the officials of the state
.lopartment would discuss the re
'orted victory of Estrada. It is
known. however. that the news was
aot unwe!comg. Had the Zalayan
*rmy won over Estrada. this govern
ment would have been in a somewhat
embarrasing position, having es
loused openly the cause of the pro
In Central America diplomatic
:lrclee the word brought joy. and
there was a general celebration.
rhe diplomats join in the prediction
:.haat this victory is the "'beginning
.f the end'' of Zelayaism and that
'he next e'ep will be to force the
-etiremrent of President Madriz. on
-.he ground that he is a tool of Zela
:a and not the real choice of the
A YOL.NG WHITE FIEND
Is Lodged in Laurens Jail L:nder
A dispatch from Laurens says Roy
Aood. a young whIte man connect
--d with the best :--ople- in Sulli
an's Township. wa?s bodged In 'jail
>n the charge ot attemnptM assault
;pon the person of a young white
tirl, possibly 15. years of age. The
tileged crime is said to have been
:-ommitted last Thursday morning.
\ccording to statements of the of
'icers. it seems rthat the young wo
:nan had gone to the pastuare not
.'r from the hoiuse to take the cows
for the day.
Young Wood. who had been at
the home of the girl a few mInutes
>efore. heard the Instructions given
by the mother about the cows and
:nade his way by a roundah~out path
:o the pasture. The young woman
when attacked screamed and ran to
the house*. where an older sister
was, the rest of the family having
mneanwhile gone to Hones Path.
Some neighbors were noticed ud
for a while trouble seemed immi
Constable Abereemble. armed with
a warrant for the youn;- man's ar
rest, apprehended him at his home
Sattirday afternoon. He was gept
byv the constable until Monday after
noon. when he was lodged in jail.
'1: is stated that the attenypt at
issault was not successful. at~d that
the young woman sutfuered no Is
juri..s other than fright. TYiong
Wood is. apparently 21 years old.
Fatal Row over a Pool Game.
At Plirmingham on last Thursday
a dispute ore a pooi game resulted
in Luther Smith. the 16 year old son
of S. L. Smith. a 'Frrisco railroad con
ductor shootins; HI. L. Martin. tower
watchman of the rerminal three
times. The bullea entered the ab
don'en. in".icting mortal wounds. The
nov walked to the county jail and
D)on't Want Ouir Me,
Britons are ceasing to look to the
F'nited States for their beef and are
turaing mor.- and more to Argentins
onr meats and earte. Prominent
English ship owa'ers and Arrgentine
sar'> raie hare .reinied a com
- ;any which wi andertake to ship
Sspplies of chIlled meat regularly
-;-r. 'e': from the R!ver La Plats
-n itan e nd Mancheese.