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VOL. XXV NING, S C, WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 21, 1910 NO.25
-AN IG S.C. WE - I-.
WANT BIG ARMI
ys Tis C.gtry is at heIercy .t Aa
Foreigi Enemy Says
REPORT TO CO1RESS
meGal 'Wood Conarms Startng
Doail-H. in an 1a^ni"'''O*
Retae House Committee, Poiab
Out Nat10m's Weaknes-obson
Proos NIa*ln.1 Defese councdl
A sensatonal report from the wni
department showing that the coVntry
is inadeqiately protected against
Invasion from foreign governments
was sent to the hose Wednesday a3
a secret document and. after a num
ber of conferences and hurried tele
phone messages, was returned to the
war department on the ground that
the house could not receive a secret
Members who saw the document
before its withdrawal Uay It is a re
port of J. X. Dickinson. secretary of
war: that It points out that the coun
ty Is wholly unprepared: that there
is a woeful inadequacy of men. Qf
guns and of ammunitioU; that the
ay should be reorganized and that
a council of national defense, with
the secretary of war av Its head.
should be created by :ongres. The
report of Gen. Wood. which was
marked "confdentlal." dealt with
these matters and gaTe official ad
mission to matters that are of more
or less common knowledge 'among
army and navy exierts in this coun
try and abrOad. In fact, the real
sIgnifcauce of the document is that
it makes ofcial admissions of these
Gen. Wood. in his testimony be
fore the house military committee
furnished some 9? the most
nteresting information ever given
before that body. He discussed the
whole subject of national defense.
told where the weak points lay, and
laid particular emphasis on-the po
-sihlty of attack from the Orient.
He-did not give vent to any alarmist
views as to danger of any Immediat*
invasions; but talked confidentially
ot the need of changes A prudent
ad valuable, to guard against trou
ble from Japan or China.
Repesntatie XeachanZ the
author of the resoluion which
brought the ofecal exposidon of the
weakness of the miltry defense. said
.A foreign country could land
0, 000 troops on the Pacidc coast
In 30 days, and the only Intimation
of trouble would be the blowing up
of the mountain passes. thus pre
venting any communication with the
East. n the three States west of
the Rocky mountaIns-Cafforda .
Oregon and Waahington--we hate
3.000 regular troops and 5.000 State
emitaren. The best military a'i
thoridies say that It would take years
to dislodge foreign troeps ! they
evir got a foothold under these con
ditions, and that it would cost the
United Stae a biflion of dolare "
*The bill introducedLtoay by itep
resentative Hobson provides for a
national concil for defense and is
the result of his conference with
Pesident Taft. Secretary ikneson
and other offcials..
The war department's precaution
to protect the report led to a sri
ous mix-UP In the hosea. The re
port was marked ''confidential," but
that precaution was iadicated only
en a part of the document. In the
routine handling of the report It was
pssed along with other executive
documents to the clerk's offee.
where such matters are, open to puo
Uco Inspection. but almost Instantly
Its confidential natur'e was disco'
ered and It was withdrawn to the
privacy of the speaker's ofice.
After ,loking Into -the precedents
the speaker concluded that there wv
no warrant for the reception of the
rport as a confidential communica
ton. There he returned it to Secre
tary Dickinson with a polite letter
remnylu attention to the rules of the
house, which require anl originall.'
executed coimmunications to be
The secretary received this lette:
very late In the day and consequent
y withheld his answer until tomor
row. It is probable that he wir
withhold from the house the at.
pendiees to the original report
which. after aE. conained the on!'
really confidential matter and resub
mit the document. omitting the in
THIRTY ONE INKVRED.
Three Cars of ?a-eer Train Fal'
trom River Bridge.
At Davis..Oh~a.. Wednesday on'
man was killed and 21 were serious
y 1njvre.d when three cars of
south-bound Atchison. Topeka &
Santa Fe passenger train wer'
thrown from a bridge into the Wassh
its river. five miles from Davis Wel
esday afternoon. Floyd Goan. of
Davis. an Indian. was killed.
Practically every one on the trait
was hurt. though many are sl!ghil.
The smoking car, the bagirage er:
and the chair car plunged fromi the
trck forty feet into the ri .:. land
in bottom side up. The Pullman:
and other passenger cars remamet
on the trnck.
Two of *he injured are expectet
to die. The wreck was caused by
Gets Bigger Job.
The treasury department Tuesda:
appointed Giles L. Wilson. a nation2
ank excam~ner assiered to Sout!
Caroin~a and north Georia Mr
Wilson prsented his resignation a
State bank enamner of South Car'
unz oe Moday.
PUTS BULLET I HEAD
WHEN HE IS CORNERED BY
POSSE OF FARMERS.
A Daring Bank Robber Takes Hai
Own Ufe When Escape Is Impos
Earl Ward. 30 years of age, who
this morning robbed the State Bank,
of Paradise. Kan.. securing $2.500
ki'led himself when surrounded by a
posse of farmers. fourteen miles
north of that place, late today.
Ward's suicide was a climap to
one of the most sensational robberies
committed In Kansas In recent years.
He made a hard ride for liberty but
a posse of farmers surrounded him
at sundown. Tln he turned the
-un he had bought earlier in the
day upon himself and sent a bullot
through his brain.
On the body the posse found the
$2.500 atolen from the bank. Ward.
who lives twelve mles northeast.
went to Paradise last night. He at
tracted only casual notice. This
morning he went to a hardware store
and bought a revolver, ammunition
and a coil of rope. He then entered
the bank, where he covered Cashier
Bert O'Brien and four other men
with the weapon.
After the safe had been opened by
the cashier at Ward's direction. the
dve men were marched into a back
room and forced to lie on the Coor.
The lone bandit then tied and gagged
them with gunny sacking.
After taking the $2.500 from the
vault Ward walked to a hardware
store. purchasing a rifle and a large
vumber of cartridges. and mounting
his horse rode rapidly away. In a
short time the men In the bank were t
discovered and released. A posse t
quickly formed and started In pur
RIDING BLIND BAGGAGE.
Young Man Run Over by Train and c
Dies From Injury.
W. W. Fralley. a young m=s about
1!2 years of age. whose home is at t'
Winston-Salem, N. C.. died in the d
'unirmary at Florence Tuesday as the
result of being run over by a train
it Pee Dee Junction Monday 'itght.
The young man with a companion I
named J. P. Pifer were riding "blind
baggage." between the tender and It
Irst express car. and Frailey fell b
soon after the train left Pee Dee and
was badly crushed, but lived to be
trought to the infrmary. where he
-lied during the nlght. Inquest was
held Tuesday morning. at which Pi- e
fer was present and told of the acci- C
dent, and gave directions for finding d
the famlly of the young man. The
-dy was sent home for burial. Af
ter the young man fell from the train
'ils body lay beside the track some
'Ittle while until a chance passerby C
ound it and reported to the agent. C
who sent him to the Infirmary. C
DR. EN APP.WELL PL.EAED.
Lete Received by Commissioner
Watson on Corn Display.
Seaman A. Knapp. special agent E
In charge of the farm development|B
work for the United States depart- E
ment of agriculture. has written |E
Commissioner Watson a letter on |
the recent corn exposition held In|S
Columbia. Dr. Knapp is well known
throughout the S.,uth and especially
n this State and therefore his let
ter. given below, will be of interest:
"Dear Mr. Watson: Your very
interesting letter of the 9th, giving
Information about the corn exposi- A4
ion. i at hand. A4
"I have noted with great pleasure C
the wonderful progress being made 3
in South Carolina-and we are doing C
ill that we can to contribute to it. I
With the present interest, if matters
ire properly handled. I think there
will be no difficulty in bringing
South Carolina to the front in all
GIVEN FOR GOOD CAUSE. jr
Carnegie Dnates Ten Million to Pro
At Washington, surrounded by
wenty-seven trustees of his chool'
og, comprising former Cabinet memn
ers. ex-ambassadors, college presi
tents, lawyers and e'ucators. An j
'rew Carner~e Wednesday trans
erred $10.000.000 In 5 per cer '
nortgage bonds. valued at S11.00.
stablishment of untvorsal peace b
he abolition of war betw'een nation
td such friction as may !mpair
'the protress and happiness of
-na." henwars between nati-ne
hall have cease the fund is to b.'
rpplied to such altruistic purp'oses as
wilt 'best help man in h!s glorous
sent onward and upward" by the I
I 'nishment oft the "most degtradin~
vl or evils" then harrassing man
(1alims the' Sea.t.
Robert C. Wh!!e. Democratic norn
nee for Co cress fromn D.'aare et
the recent election. has served notice
e contest on his Republie.,.n comipet
itor, Representative William H.
tReald. White allegel that about
~.00A necroes were indured' to vt
fr Heald by money offers and that
hout 3.000( white vo!trs ws-re
bought to vote for Heald. wi.o other-.
,,;.. wn,,M have vgn+-j for Whaite
Polic'eman Lubbock Wednesday
sho: and probably fatally wa'xn!'d
.ames Fife, a brothet' ofter, at
1Houston. Texas. F!!t was with Lt.'
jok' da::te on th.- street when
th mte ret thorm ana ope-nd fire.
Es L'a"'k ran to her~ f~ier and
ndaored to keep him fro~n shoot
MAY LOSE ONE
L Rearragement of Csgressina Dis
NEW CENSUS FIGURES
[f Congress Increases the Basis of
Representation, As Is Very Likely.
Changes of Districts ia This State
Will Out Of One of Our Congress
While the General Assembly at
ts 1911 session will, In accordance
with the State Constitution. reap
>ortion the membership of the House
f Representates, along the lines
*cently set forth on the basis of tMe
.910 census, it depends upon wheth
ir Congress at the present session
>asses a reapportionment bill as to
rhen the rearrangement of the Con
resaional districts will be made.
ut the State will necessarily be re
stricted before the election of 1912
-either at the 1911 or the 1912 see
Ion, and preferably at the 1911 ses
ion, If the basis of representation
a the national House Is then known.
'he following Interesting discussInn
f the above subject by the Colum
ia correspondent of The News and
:ourier will be read with Interest:
The present basis i one repre
entative to every 194.000 Inhabi
ants, in round numuers. and on this
asis South Carolina has seven rep
esentatires for a population of 1.
40.316 In 1900. The State will
ossibly 'lose a congressman, since
be basis of representation is certain
: be increased. It is said In Wash
gton, and If the basis Is Increased
o more than 216.000 South Carolina
rill be entitled to not more than six
epresentatives. This would neces
itate an entirely new distribution
f the counties In congressional dis
ricts. There are only three of the
resent seven districts which now
Lve more than 216.000 Inhabitants.
e three being the 4th. 6th and 7th
istrIcts. These three, It happens.
No have more than 220.000 eacl,
d this figure. 220.000. Is more 1
ely to be adopted as the basis of
epresentation. In that case South 1
arolina will have only six represen
tives In congress and the State will
e entirely redistricted, as stated I
The arrangement of the districts I
t present. with the population of t
ach county, according to the new I
msus. the total population of the
istricts In 1910 and In 1900. and I
ie Increases. are as follows:
First District-Five CountIea I
erkeley........ .. .. 23.487
olleton.. ...... .....35.390
Total. 1910.. .....-.-...197470 1
Total. 1900.. .....-.-...196390 1
Second District-Seve Counties. 1
amberg.. ...... ...--.18.5441
arwell... .. .--.-.-.-.-32200
Total. 1910.. . ... . ...197.307
Total, 1900. . ... .. ....190.662
Increase. ... ........ 6643
Third District-six Counties.
bbeville.. .... .......34.04
~ewberry... .... .... ...34.536
conee.... ...... .....27.337
tkens.... ...-.... ... 25,422
Total. 1910.. .. .......205.942
Total. 1900.. .. .......190.662
Increase.... .... .....15.260
Fourth District-Four Counties.
~reenvile...... .. ---... 68.377
aurens.. .. . ....-.-.-.-.41.550
n ~artan burg.. .. . ... .... 83.465
'nton.. .. ,.. . .. .. 39.911
Total. 1910.. .. .......233.303
Total. 1900.... .......11.933
Inrense.... .... .....51.370
Fifth Distrit-Seven CoutIe's.
:erokee.. .... .......26.179
heste.. .. ...... .....29.425
ancaster.. .. ..........26.650.
.o.............. ..-. 47.718
Total. 1910.. .. .......213.609
Totai. 1900.. .. .......190.421
Tnre'se.. ...... .....23.117
rlinton.... ...... ....6.027
1-oretown....... .. .. .. 22.271
~erry.. .. ............26.995
11:mburg..... .. .. .. 37.626
Toal. 1900............ 201.577
v.enth District-Seven Countia.
L'xinton'.. .. ..........3.4j
C'':!hnu.. .. ..........1 4
T'tal. 9f00. .. .. .. ....1.753.
inresse...... ...... .R4
It wml he seen that in the abso-I
1. - an h dstrict -i s . fo-_
NO FOOD FGR A WEEK
THRILING STORY OF A SUR
VIVOR OF SEA TRAGEDY.
After Starving a Week. He Sets Out
For tie Shore Pursued by Many
After drifting for six days withotit
food on a derelict. Theodore Ander
son, a Swede. swam to shore on the
west coast of Australia.
He told a thrilling story of the
disaster that had brou::ht death to
every other member of the crew.
News of the tragedy was brought
here by the 6teamer Moana from
The derelict was a pearling lugger
DI 200 tons, the Hugh Norman. She
was sailing down the coast from
Broome to Freemantie. when she
struck a reef.
The dingey was launched and all
members of the crew except Ander
ion and the capta!n boarded her.
rho little boat drifted away and was
wamped. All her occupants were
The captain ordered Anderson to
lump in after the dingey. but see!ng
:hree sharks crulsing in the vicinity
Later the lugger drifted off the
-eef and the captain leaped over
xoard and tried to swim ashore, hut
was attacked and devoured by
Next day An:erson decided to risk
Jli in an ef-ort to reach land. It
;ook him one hour to sw!m ashore
ind he was pursued by sharks but
Many Are Drowned.
The German rteamer Palorno is. a
otal wreck off Cape Corrubodo. on
he west coast of Gallcin. Spain. Her
Ive passengers and crew of nineteen
were lost. Advices received state
hat the vessel struck and went to
>eces during a fierce gale last Sun
GEN. NAVARRO'S STATEMENT.
)eclared the Troops of the Insur
gents Were Demoralized.
General Navarro's offic!al report
laces the number of insur;ent
leaths in Sunday's battle at eighty
>ut independent investigation can
ot confirm this.
There was no fighting yesterday
as was reported. nor was there any
Gen. Navarro stated he did not
>ursue the enemy because he wishe-1
o care for his wounded. There is
>ut one doctor with his contingenz.
)pposed to this statement is the as
ertion of the revolutionists that he
lid not pursue because he had been
ought to a finish and had exhausted
is energy. Had he kil!ed eighty
f the enemy. it is'argued. his duty
was plain to ifnish the remainder
n their presumably demoralized
tate. The fact that they camped
rlthin field glass sight of him is said
o indicate anything but demoraliza
Revolutionary leaders today acted
ike victors. Reinforcements arrived
ere to the number of two hundred
mnd the chiefs declared they were
eady and expected another battle
Chursday. On the other hand. dis
ension appeared within the "pro
unciado" or maderista ranks. *
First, the 4th di.strict, with a gain
Second. the 7th district, gain 39.
Third, 6th district. gain 31.413.
Fourth. 5th district, gain 23.492.
Fifth. 3d district, gain t!3.2S0.
Sixth. 2d district, gain 6.645.
.3eventh, 1st dIstrict, gain 1.080.
In order of their total population.
ecording to the 1910 census, the
istricts rank as follows: 4th. 6th.
th. 5th. 3d. 1st and 2d.
The 4th. 6th and 7th d~stricts
night remain unchanged, even on a
asis of 220.000. but other counties
will have to be added to the ist and
d districts even on a hasis of :i' 4
)00. and this will require t'hat somec
~ountes be taken !tom the other dis
rits. The d~stricts ad'jo!ninr the
1t and 2d districts are the 6'h. Ttth
ad 3d. so that it now. seerns ine'vi
able thrat there shall be an "ni"~
ew arrangement of the couat!'es to
rorm the six or seven distriers, as
he care may be.
Greenvllle and Spartanburr, no'.
both in the 4th istrict. would be
slad to get !nlto separate districtst
While these two counties are sium'r
in poplation and resources. the'ra 1s
rivalry between them, and they.
respectively the thirdi and:=on
most poptulous counties in the State.
rp to 1900 both were in the same
distrIct as Columbia.
The matter of ro !isttreting the
ta'e will command the at'e.-on of
the legislature and equK"o much
care a::d thought :o work out satis
Set Fire" to a 1arn.
Ben Blibbs. .iane'o. a1haut 21
years old. Tu:esday conte.sed' tha:
be set fire to tho barn of WV I Mair
tin. near Sepstus. An!--r.,on co:':t.
Friday muorr;...::;.T.Lbrn. w: .
ontents. was burn-si tha a ro';d.4
entai!ng a loss. of U.'n The
ro said he s.-: :h ar.:adre
ause a con of Mr. Mar ' '* c-at hi:::.
The ba'a was abo':i t'' aug' in
the' co'inty and cos: 5:.*". T."
barn ennftliaio.flconi..rahb- foo'd
day at his homno n.r :ihe town 'if
Kershaw. of hied :"''-on ri,!:it:
from a sli'ght abravio'n ran 'ho :oc.:
caused by a 1:::rhts'"' Th. ha
was amp':tat".'i at th '"2- afe
GAVE EM A TALl
A Breezy Editor in the Senate Startle i
HE CALLED THEM BOYs
speaking on Rule Relative to R
vision of Tariff by Piecemeal, Ne
Senator by His Breezy Mann
and Familiar Tone. Causes Sen
tors to Gasp for Breath.
Senator Lefayette Young. of low
today gave the leg!slative body i
whIch he has been a member exac
ly ten days. the surprise of its e:
istence. He had prepared to mal
an attack on his colleague. Senat<
Cummins. who seeks passage of
c3ncurrent resolution chant!ng ti
rules of the House and Senate i
as to permit piecemeal revision <
the Payne-A!drich tariff law. r
he d!d. and more.
Doff!ng his toga when he arose !
bowed to the grave and dignified Set
ators from a standpoint of an edito
wh!h he is in private life.
The Senate gasped and the
laurhed when Mr. Young told th.
the country would feel relieved wet
Congress to adjourn altogether fc
two "solid" years. It gasped agai
when he alluded to its members I
breezy fashion as "boys" and whe
be declared that the editors of th
country 'and not Congress ruled tb
Senator- Yeung's speech. wh!ch oo
rupled less than an hocr. commant
ed the strictest attent!on.
Hs reference to editors and prin
ers' ink as the real directors of t'
destiny of the nation was followe
'y dizavowal of any intent to 0:
When he called his colle2gue
"boys" he accompanied It 'with
wave of his hand. This incident fo
owed a story of how. just as he wa
about to take the train for Wast
ntton and the Se iate, a constitue:
"Go down the:e. Senator," sal
the constituent. 'and for Heaver
sake put up a f ght for the cot
"I will not." X.r. Young said 'i
replied. 'Those b)ys ar.e doing th.;
I am going tc fight for the producer.
Mr. Youn; opposed all efforts 3
revision . of the existing tariff lt
because. as he cc.ntended. the la,
protects the interests of the farme:
"The principal complaint again!
the tariff. as regards." he said. "ha
ad refrerence to the products of t'a
far-ners. Therefore. we might ant
pate that the first schedule th:
would come from the other Hous
would be the agriqultural schedult
I would be afraid for Secretary W!
s-n or any number of great farmet
o be cau:ght alone with that sched
1le with no means of defence.
"The weapons of offence and d4
fence In legislatfore are the .rlght c
mendment and the privilege of o1
fering substItutes. My collearn
ould take from himself and mysel
he right of Introducing the woole
chedule as a substitute for any prt
osed amendznent which might pt
aricultural products on the free lIs
So should the proposed rule becom
he law of the country's, we woul
e denied the privilege of fightin
for our Interests by the introductio
f the interests of others."
Mr. Young spoke of the recetz
elections and. plainly referring I
he progressive Republicans. sal
hat arramnents made by men with!
he RepublIcan party had produce
memocratic votes. In discussing th
attacks by Insurgents upon the prit
opie of protection. Mr. Young to!
f meeting Wmn. Jetnnings Bryan
cently and saying to him that jua
s the latter had progressed is fu
ne'ss for the~ Presidency. h~s chance
had diminished, and that as he ha
not berome a conservat!- e his part
wuld not prefer him tor that bhg
"My colleague on T::osday sa!
there were gross inen~ litie, i"nt
tariff enac:ed I!n 1 %." sai.! M
Yuing at th" outs'et. "This st'V
ment is probahir true". a:>d wvru:d L
true !f my colina'ue and thos~e
u 'iga-hy wth hma were. to put n t
*nxt five y.-ar.. in rewr!:l:g :
rel.-dulos. Srcedltto. are p--Alific i
orrtr~tty f:'r art:::ks I' ha a
w vs been true an d w!!! cc::t'..::e
h.' tr:e so lor.<t as there is a duty C
The Senator etati'nr.--d an~s me:
er to s:ate his hao?;.f -ha-: Ke far-r
or w'.-. re.!. ::r -o0 one:n for 1
arnaed that the m.d !i!-nian w;
ret taz :oo cre.at a share of the vah.
of 'rm J'rod--ts.
"If this bie truef."' ih demand.'
"w.hy. strike at the prolur'er' V'l
rnt co :'fter the. ai.!'!!e''an d:.'c'
e:' -:.! n! :n ! ci -ntinued thme hi.
:ri.-t th con :' r c-I re!'.::ted C
ap the~ c'onsu:r -r w'a~s ao: hi'
e--! Why rc'pP. t tis pefor:.
n heeseof t -- f; r:::or and
MASONS ELEGIf OFFiCE
Gl'AND LODGE CONCLUDES AN.
Grand M.ster James R. Johnson Re
elected-0. F. Hart, of Columbia.
Chosen Grand SecretarY.
The IZ4th annual Cormunication
of the Grand Lodge of Masons of
Souzh CaroiEna was t-roupht to a
close Thursday with the election of
odicers. Lively Interest was taken
by all the Masons in t.e election, thze
matter of choosing a Grand Secre
tary being retarded ai especiallywim
portant. Thi. otice has been held
1, for some months by Past Grand
Master Walter M. Whitehead. of
Charleston.a under appointiaent of
Grand Master Johnson. the office
having been left vacant upon the
e death of Grand Secretary J. T. Bar
a ron. of Colim~ba. While Mr. White
aheac has performed the duties of
ethe ofice most eMcient!y. It proved
to be the opinion of a majority of
I the delez-tes to the Grand Lodge
a'that the position should be held by
a Man 1iving somewhere in the in
e-rior and consequently 0. F. Hart.
of Colu-rbia. was elected by a small
majority. The vote stood 330 to
30'1. All other Grand Lodge officers
a were re-elected. including Grand
Maqter James R. Johnson. W. H.
e Prioleau. of Charleston. who was
r filling the unexpired term of the late
n I Gen. Ztmnierm?.n Davis was selected
u Grand Treasurer. The District Dep
3uty Grand $lasters are the same.
e wit he gxception that Kenneth
Raker. of Greenwood. was chosen for
the sixth district. Vice J. B. Hughey.
)f Greenwood resigned. Im
mediately after the election. the of
ILbers were installed. The instal
lation ceremony was beautiful an;!
e solemn. .t 2:30 o'clock the instal
lition ceremonies were concluded
and the -emters of the Grand fodge
adjourned to the Isle of Palms.
where they enjoyed an oyster roast.
nrepared for them by the Masons of
Officers for 1911.
The follownr are the officers of
t the Grand Lodge for 1911:
Granc Master-James R. Johnson.
5 Deputy Grand Master-George S.
- ower, of Newberry.
6enior Grand Warden-George T.
e Bryan. of Greenville
Junior Grand Warden-R. A.
Cooper of Laurens.
' Crn-2d TreAurer-W. H. Priolean,
r of Chailaston.
Grand Secretary--. F. Hart. of
Grr.nd Chaplain-The Rev. W. P.
Smith. of Spartanburg.
e The appointive officers rnamed
were as follows: Senior Grand
Deacans. J. P. Duckett. of Anderson.
e and 1. F. Kinney. of Bennettsville.
-. JLunior Grand Deacons-A. H.
SHhtfe, of Greenville. and C. K.
ChrItzburg. of Rock Hil.
Grand Stewards-S. T. D. Lan
caste'r. of Pauline, and L. I. Parrott.
G rand Marshal-John Kennerly,
eGrnnd Pursuvant-J. E. Cogs
- umil. of Charleston.
aGrand Tiler-W. A. W!nkler, of
District Deputy Grand Mfasters
-First. W. G. .lazyck: second. S. H.
Riodgers. Beaufort; third, Butler
dHagroo-.]. Barn'well: fourth. W. A.
Gil:es. Graniteville: flth. B. F. Nichol
sj~on. Edyefield: sixth. Kenneth Bak
er. Green wood: seventh. J. B. Dout
Ihit. Pendleton: e!-rhth, 0. R. Doyle.
0C('emson; ninth. A. S. Rowell. Pied
1mont: tenth. W. B. Patton. Cross
A nchor: eleventh. Van Smith-, New
berry: twelfth. E. C. Secrest. Lan
-caster: thirteenth. Joseph Lindsay.
Chester: fovrteenth, J. B. Wallace.
jCamden: fifteenth. Ira S. Jones.
Georgetown: sixteenth, W. E. James
D ~arlngton: severnteenth. J. C. Sell
ers: elihteenith, W. L. Glaze. Or
Cyclone D~evastCates~ Provinces.
S~torms. of a cyclonic character are
.too .!ng a part of the country ane
'hliuatilon' is becoming desperat'
n theo provinces of Malaga. Seville
t!!adlid. Baduajose. Zamora and
Corunn'a. Practicatly all the crop*
n~ the( d~ istricts have been de
I-royed and the peonie are threat
e..d with famine. Railroad and tel
'.-raphic communications are broker
--eyhre and It has been found~
*''me.' *impossible to send assistanc+
to th sufferers.
J . Fer!r. agted 26. brakeman
xa*nstantly killed. Pen 11i11, fire
-n-- was 'vatally injured and Ma'
"e'd. enine-r. was serbo e:y hurt
'ondayi' nittht when a Mlissour.
Kansasi & Texas fre!rht enine ex
od&d. rix m!!es north of Dallas
.-as. The boiler was lifted front
- : rcs and hurled -:00 feet fron.
Stev&>re1) i's Killed.
Goor-e Moo. a.taodore at tht
h r'hamon:mr"ss a. Wilmingtor
--ronwhil.' lo'ding~ cotton in th.
- Brt% .:enerSt. J7"rome. and Jlohr
b.aohor 'terodore. was seri
S.i:nred. Thec mien xere in th<
n o the. v~se wh.-n the storm.
- --! f..n on th'm. Moorn-a haa
BUT U ALIVE
Gas Explosion in a Vifginia Coal Nipe
Entombs May Workmen.
TWELVE WERE KLI ED
Greeno Mine. on Norfolk and We"
ern Railway. Scene of Horrible
Disaster - Report of Explosiov.
Heard Miles Around-Re-Fue Par
ty Enters Shaft and Bodies Reco'
As a result of an explosson in the
mines of the Bond Coal Company. a
Greeno, six miles east of Norton
Va., Wednesday morning. twelve met
have lost the!r lives. Thirteen were
In' the mines at the time of the ex
plosion and only two escaped, one o'
whom died shortly after being taket
On account of atmosphere and oth
I er conditions the rescue work bac
to be stopped after nine bod!es h.ac
been recovered and the other twc
bodies will not be brought out be.
fore morning. The dead were iden
tified as follows:
James Barrowman. superintend
ent; William Ritchie. mine fore
man: Lee Rowland. Charles WI)
llams. Jessie Ritchie. Charles Whit
aker. John Rodan. Arch Leslie anc
The last named and Charles Roe
enbaum were rescued alive. bu
Ritchie succumbed to his injuhies.
The explosion came without a mc
tr.ent's warning, and It is believec
to have been caused by an accumu
lation of gas set off by "blowing
coal. _,Pe air shaft was thought tc
be '"good condition and nothing o'
the kind was expected. The same
mine, however. bad a similar ex
ploslon three years ago, In which ab
men were killed.
As soon as the news of the ex
plosion had spread to other nearb:
mining operations, of which there
are a number in the vicinity, rescue
parties were formed and conveyed t
the scene by special trains and pri
vate conveyances. but nothing coulc
be done, except bring out the deac
bodies. Only slight- damage wat
done to the mine.
The Greeno mine employes abou:
The wives and children and othe'
relatives of the mIssing men were
attracted to the scene of death b!
the loud report of the explosion
and, weeping and praying they have
kept up ceaseless begging for help ti
save their loved ones.
When Superintendent Barrowmar
and his party entered the mine a
hour after the explosion they gainer
some distance within the main open
ing before they signalley the engi
neer to stop. Those outside waiter
for further signals, but none camnt
Hours passed, and not a sign came
of the superintendent and his corn
nnlons, and It was concluded tha
they had been caught guddenly in
storm of heated air and suffocated.
By '1 o'clock In the afternoon on'
uniderctified bodies had been take:
out. They were recovered by miner'
who entered the shaft with helmet
that firnished fresh air.
Later in the day T'. 7 toan, u
the C'inchfield Coal Corpo...:ion, a.s
sumed direction of the rescue work
He has only a limited number
helmets. and Is making every poss'
ble use of them.
Near dark six more bodies wei
recovered, along w!?1h one man wh.
is yet alive, but whosee condition i.
orecarious. He is fearfully burner
and bruised, and Is unconscious.
When the explosIon occurred th,
whistle at the' mine was sounde'
continuously, giving alarm all ove'
the surrounding coun try. It war
heard in the small villages severa
miles away and hanmediately :ter
was a rush of people to the scent
A younr lady In charge of the tble.
phone offce at Coeburn. three mile
a ~way from them the mine, heard tb
news and sent out a call for help
YOUNG GIRL HANGS HERSELF.
Hedy of Misi Gore Found in Barr
Near Lake City.
Mias SusIe Gore. fourteen year'
old. .f Vineland. N. C.. committe
suicide Monday at Mc.lister's Mili
four miles from Lake City, says a
dspatch to The News and Courier
she was visIting her cousi~n. Mrs
Eddie An twine. who saw her las
aive at 10 o'clock. The body wa
ound about midday. hangirng by:
rope fromn a jo~st in the barn. Evi
'ently *he dsper'ate dri stood r
Sbarrel, tied the rope to the jois!
and around her neck and jum.ped ofr
A letter was found near the bod.y
ga-.!ng that it would be best for he
tM k!il herself and then her nam.
would not be in everybody's mouth
and requesting to be buried at her
home'. A half fnishe'd letter to he:
r:ater. Henry Gore. was also found
She was well develo;ed for her av'
and of very prepo-ssn appear
.nre. Magistrate Raidwin held th.
:nqu:es: and a v'erdict of suicide was
''Night Rider's" Convicted.
R Toss H. St:~pleton, George Brooks
.1a R. Gunn. James R. Gunn o
PLidwi coa :n Ainma w-r 'e
alle:r:" th-ir o ac ~tl'. a. I: tL
par'y cali.du e 1'' h":... of D. R
com0-or and w.r:edi o tr o leav.
IARGE riCIrMaE IN NEW CAP
iTAL LN THIS $TATE
Total Amount for This Year is Over
$11.000,000 According to Flgre
Prepared by Secretary of State.
One million dollars represents the
approximate increase in the amount
of capital invested in new enterprises
in this State for this year over 1909.
Of the total amount Invested In com
panies according to data prepared by
R. M. 'McCown. the secretary, the
sum of ;11.441.S50 has been Invest
ed up to December 1. This has been
Invested In banks, mercantile com
panles. cotton mills. fertilizer plants.
building and loan associations.
The figures do not Include rail
roads and increase of capital stock.
The total amount invested last year.
was $10.824,000. The Increase for
last year were $7,000.000. This
amount will be far exceeded during
the present year- There was in
vested in railroads last year the sum
of $1,350.000. A much larger
amount has been put Into new roads
The present year has been one of
the most prosperous in the history
of the State and has been marked by
the Inauguration of many small in
dustries. There has been. especial
activity in the fertilizer mill con
structlon. A number of new banks
have been chartered in the smaller
towns of the State.
The great amount invested in.new
enterprises was in Orangeburg coun
ty with $1.650.000. The amount In
vested In Charleston was $1.089,100.
There was not a new company char.
tered In Kershaw county. Rihand
hd $982.000 with more to come.
Dillon, a new county, has an encour
The following amounts have. been
invested in the various counties of
Abbeville........ ..$ 83,00.
Aiken.. .. i......... 253.000
Bamberg.. ........ 33.000
Barnwell.. ......... 40,,000
Beaufort.. .. ...... 43.000
Berkeley.. .. ...... 15,000
Calhoun.. .. .........7,500
Charleston.. .. .......1089,100
Cherokee.. ........ 65.00
Clarendon.. ........ 22;500
DIllon.. .......... 105,000
Edgefleld. .......... 23.000
Fairfield.. .......... 23,200
Greenville.. ........ 774,700
V.reenwood. . .6. ....545.000
Hampton.. ........ 23,000
Kershaw.. .. ......
Lancaster.... .. .. .. .. 190,000
Laureng.. .. .. .. ...1.136'00
Lee. .. .. .. .. .. .. ...29,100
Lexington.. .. .. .. .....74,000
Marion.. .... ........214,000
Newberry.. .... .....-.47,000
Oconee.... ..........3,000 -
Plckens.. .... ........432,000
Richland.. .... ......982,000
Saluda.. .. ...... ....15.000
Sumter.. .... ........212.500
tUnon.. .. ..........608.000
Williamsburg .. ..... 143,000
WOR~IYG CxrOT O ULTEE.
Southern Railway and Its Subsidi
arde. Engage Fld Agens
The cotton culture department of
the Southern Railway Company, the
Alabama Great Southern Railroad
Company. and the Mobile & Ohio
R~aIlroad Co., is now fully organized.
-nid in active operation. Mr. T. 0.
"!unkett, general agent in charge.
"as engaged. as field agents, Messrs.
W. D. Clayton. R. V. Jarrot, W. C.
*roctor. A. D. Whitehead, J. E.
Gray. E. B. Dandio and Ernest
'.aughan. At the present time two
'i these men are at work along the.
-!nes of the Southern Railway in Ala
h'mna. two on the southern Ralway
in 'Mississippi, one on the Alabama
'ireat Southern, and two on the Mo
lle & Ohio.
,The field agents are co-operating
vliih the representatives of the
"n~ted States Agricultural Depart
tent anid with the State agricultural
authorit'es in advising the farmers
is to the best cultural met!"ods to
ursie in order to increase the av
-rage yield or cotton per acre. They
are also g~ian advice as to the.
'>es methods of dealing with Mexl- -
-an cotton boll weevil in localities
-o whIch there is a probability that
imay Fpread. President Finley is
ftvng po.r.1~ attention to the gen
--ra! supervion of this work, which
:s to be ms -e as effective and help
ful as pos '1". It Is his purpose to
:nalrntain a high degree of eilciency
Sthe organization anid gradually to
I xtenid its operations to the east
Child Lurns~ to Death.
An explce to' lamp in the home of
P.. J. Woo.:oo--k at Glenville, Ga..
Tusa gh- caused the death by
?ire of the 2-y 'ar-old granddaughter
c: Mr. Woodcc-ek. The child's grand
nmot her mande an unsuccessful effort
to save l'er. -he~ house was burned,
-incinerating the bahy.*
Ion"'s His. Life.
In atrtempting to break jail at
t.inden. Ala.. Tuesday night. Wyley
':ckabee. 3ged 65. convIcted or mur
e~r. f.-i! fromn his cell window and
r,-cee injurl.'s which resulted in
d'ath. He was using strIps of his
hainket to makeo his escape. The
.na .dg re anem hes weight*