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VOL. XXVI MANNING, S. C.9 WEDNESDAY NOVEMB
READY TO FLEE
The Mach1 Dynasty Se a to be in a
lest Perilous Si ua ion.
TE REBELS ARE ON TOP
The Armies of the Imperialists and
Rebels Moving Slowly and Under
Poor Generalship-Defeat to the
Former Would be Great Calamity
to the Present Dynasty.
News from Peking, China, is to
the affect that further defections to
the rebels including Nan Chang,
Capital of the province of Kiang Sian
Kweilin, Capital of Kwang have serv
ed to increase the tension there of
the revolution To add to the serious
ness of the situation the Tze Cheng
Yuan China's first National Assem
bly, Wednesday gave to the Manchus
what the legations consider an ulti
matum. The Assembly impeached
Sheng Husan Pual, president of the
ministry of posts and communica
tions, and demanded his dismissal
with severe punishment.
The charges against Sheng Isuan
Pnai were formulated by the people
of Sze Chuen, Hu Peh and Hu Nan.
Sheng negotiated the loans for the
nationalization of the railways and
has been a leading advocate of the
anti-provincial policy, which is re
garded as largely responsible for
the revolution. The inhabitants of
those provinces have shown strong
opposition to the proposed railway
loan. At the meeting of the As
sembly Wednesday members urged
that they were not against foreign
loans, but against the methods em
ployed and the result which were
tantamount to robbing China who
had already begun the railways in
selling them out to foreigners.
Sheng's secretary produced a writ
ten statement from his chief, who,
like the other members was absent
from the meeting of the Assembly,
but he was shouted down. Cries of
"Decaptiate Sheng" rang through the
hall. No one attempted to defend the
minister. When the Assembly rose to
vote, even the front row of Manohu
princes, evidently intimidated by the
radicals stood up demanding the no- r
ted Mandarin's degradation. The 1
only course open to the Government I
is either to sacrifice a man who is con
sidered by foreigners the strongest
member of the Cabinet or retaining
him, declare war on the Assembly as
well as the vast majority of Chinese. I
Gen. Yin Tchang's silence has given e
rise to innumerable speculations. The
war minister who is in the field, 1
seems to consid.r it unnecessary to
communicate anything but his needs
to the President of the Government
board. Only the palace seems to know
his intentions. The Imperialist's com
mander has not been followed .by any
foreigners and it is impossible to as
certain whether or not reports re
garding the Imperial army are true.
Some reports say his army upon
which the dynasty's hope depends, is
seriously disorganized. The troops
have been pushed forward without
having been safeguarded in any man
ner which would already have meant
disaster had the enemy been more
Nevertheless, in spite of. disorgan'
ization and disaffection, the army ev
Idently ihas moved steadily forward.
A wireless report from Hankow re
cently indicates that the Imperialist
and revolutionary forces are already
close to each other. Revolutionary
sympathizers excuse the lack of in
itiative on the part of Gen. Li Yuan
Heng, the rebel commander, by cred
iting him with a deep laid plan'- to
perit Yin Tchang to enter the Eu
Peh borded pass an then cut him off.
But military men credit neithier
commander with great ability. Un
douabtedly the palace is urging the
war minister forward because of the
dire necessity of a prompt victory.
Should he fail to fight or lose his Erst
serious engagement, there appears no
hope of checking the revolt.
Trains go down to the South laden
with soldiers and equipment, but
they do not return. The troops set
forth without sufficient ammunition
then quantities of ammunition fol
low but no commissary supplies.
There are rumors of mutinies, re
treats and desertions. The moral po
sition of the rebels is stronger than
that of the Imperialists. They could
lose a battle without a complete de
feat, having other cities to rally a
round. But the defeat of Yin Tchang,
in view of the wavering of troops ev
erywhere, would leave the "dynasty
unable to cope with the situation in
a single province. It is commonly
reported in Peking that the Imper
fal family is ready for flight. The
road to Jehol, 115 miles northeast
of Peking is studded' with troops.
Other rumors designate the foreign
settlement in Tien Tsien as the pos
Dismissed and Sent to Prison.
Second Lieut Theo Atkinson, of
Georgia, who enlisted in the regu
lar army in 1906 and worked his
way up to become an officer of the
Phillipinle Scouts, has been convict
ed by Court-martial at Manilla of
embezzemett false statements and
absence without leave. He was sen
tenced to dismissal and confinemflent
at hard labor for four years.
Womeni Fight Saloons.
The first move of the newly en
franchised women of California a
ganst the liquor traffic was taken
Wednesday morning at Perris, Cal.,
where the suffrage leaders sent out a
call for all women 'voters to register
for the purpose of making war on
the municipal council, whisch, It is
alleged favor salo0uS,
AUTO TURNS OVR
ONE MAN KILLED AND MAN AND
WOMEN BADLY HURT.
Chairman Butler of the American
Automobile Association Was Kill
ed Near Tifton, Ga.
S. M. Butler, of New York City,
waVnstantly killed near Tifton Ga.,
Wednesday morning when the auto
nobile which he was driving in the
Slidden tour was overturned. T. J.
Walker and his wife were injured.
Mr. Butler was chairman of the
.ontest board of the American Au
.omo.bile association. Walker is the
eferee of the Glidden tour now in
The accident was caused by the
;teering knuckle on the oar breaking
rhe car was wrecked and Mr. But- d
er was. instantly killed w'aen he was r
rushed by the wheel hub. Referee b
'alker's injuries are believed to be 1
Referee Walker is president of the e
alifornia, Automobile association.
Qrrs. Walker's arm was broken. The
njured people were carried to Tif
on hospitals. The fatal accident t
ook place at 9:20 o'clock .three miles s
rom the city. t
The machine was running at a
;ood speed, when the steering ap- y
aratus went wrong. It plunged for- n
rard on its nose and turned a som
rsault and settled on its side. But- C
er was caught beneath a wheel, t1
vhile the other occupants were n
:hrown to the Toad.
Other machines came to the rescue v
tnd with the aid of a rope pulled the n
:ar off Butler's body. He was badly P
:ut and crushed. His body was t
laced aboard a train and brought d
:c this place. - a
The Walkers, who also are from r
'ew York, were brought to a local i
iospital. Walker has a dislocated b
;houlder and broken collar .bone. C
rs. Walker is suffering more from C
hock than from her brokeai arm.
Charles F. Kellman of Rochester, c<
Y., was in the same car, but es- c<
KILER OF BOUSHEE CAUGHT.
le Was Heavily Armed When Taken 6
John Henry May, who killed Hen- 0
-y Boushee at Union on Saturday w
ight was captured Tuesday night. In 6
he afternoon he was located in the P
Louse of "Buddie" Smith on the out
kirts of the city and Deputy Sheriff s
. G. Long Jr., Chief of Police Milo
. Evans and Policemen J. C. Greg- Y1
iry and Robert O'Shields went to the
lace in an automobile and surround
d the house.
May was commanded to surrender 1
t refused, and the automobile was 1
ent back, for the sheriff and addi- 1
onal deputies and rifles. May finally 1
alled Deputy Long into the house and
greed to surrender to him and Chief 1
Evans saying that he refused to suir- 1
ender to the others. By the time the 1
heriff was approaching May had i.
>een taken into custody and was be
ng brought to the jail.1
He was at once transferred to the1
utomobile, and between Sheriff1
.ng and Chief Evans was rushed to1
;he county jail where he now is held.
hen found in a room in "Buddie"
mith's house he had three i'evolvers. 1
t is evident that he has rot been 1
tr far from the scene of the killing 1
since the officers have been looking
'or him. He made no statement after
is arrest. ,1
THREE CORNERED TRAGEDY.
Van Shot and Killed by an Officer at i
At Fayetteville, N. C., R. J. Chason 1
was shot and instantly killed by
rownhip Constable Al. J. Plate, af- I
:er Chason had inflicted who may 1
prove a fatal wound on the officer 1
as a result of a row between Chason 1
and a youthful lemonade vender out
ide the grounds of the Fayetteville 1
fair. The lemonade man, in the rush 1
:f the home-coming crowds, spilt 1
some emonade on a woman's dress 1
when Chason who was said to be in
toxicated, took the matter up and 1
attaeking the vender, stabbed hirm 1
in the 'back. Constable Plate interven- 1
ed to save the life of the younger 1
own throat. He ran and killed his
own throat. He red and killed his 1
attacker almost instantly. - 1
Found Dying in Street.
At Chicago a well dressed womanI
with her skull fractured and her I
body stripped of identification was I
fond in Halstead street between j
75th and 76th streets by a street
car crew at midnight. Tuesday,
The police took her to a steamship
where she died without regainingI
Held Up to the Night Agent.
Two masked 'men held up the
night agent in the Lake Shore and
Michigan Southern yards station at
Indiana Harbor, 20 miles from Chi- I
cago, Tuesday night, and took $500.i
from the open safe. A posse of citi- 1
zens was organized early Wednesday
and went in pursuit of the handita.
Gave His Life For Them.
In endeavoring to convince thel
ab-original Indians of Britsh Guiana
~f the sin of polygamy, "Elder" Da
vis an American seventh day adven
tist missionary, met his death by 1
poisoning. The natives objected to
his interference in their sinful cus
Lost Their Lives in Mine.
Nine men were killed, ten wound
ed and fifteen imprisoned by a cave
in the result of an explosion of a
keg of pawder wrich ignited black
Camp in Ogara mine, nine niles
north Illinois. Most of the men in
h mine were Americans.
rarly Eight Million Bales P.chd Up to
XCEEBS FORMER YEARS
'otton Made Ready For Market
Largely Exceeds the Amount Gin
ned To Same Date In Preceding
Three Seasons as Will Be Seen by
the Report Published Below.
Cotton ginning throughout the
outh sined the picking of the crop
f 1911 began has been carried on
ith greater activity this season than
i any year in the history of the in
ustry and has resulted in the un
recedented quantity of 7,740,654
ales of cotton ginned to October
S and 1,044 469 more than the big
ued at 10 o'clock Wednesday show
d that greater quantities were gin
ed during the season in every cot
yn State except Oklahoma.
There were 2,316 000 bales more
-an were ginned last year to the
ime date; 1,322 740 bales more
ian during the ricord crop year of
904, and 47.7 per cent of this
ear's total crop of 13.697,310 run
ing bales were ginned to October
8 and 1,44,469 more than the big
:op of 190S when 48.1 per cent of
e year's crop of 13,432,131 run
ing bale3 were ginned to that date.
Throughout the growing season
trious conditions caused the crop to
ature much earlier than in most
revious years and harvest condi
ons have been excellent in most
istricts of the cotton belt. In Ter
the ginning surpassed previous
cord by more than 600,000 bales;
Georgia by 428,000 bales; in Ala
ima by 138 000 bales; in North
arolina 129,000 bales, and in South
arolina by 132,000 bales.
The number of running bales,
yunting round as half bales, with
>mparative statistics tp the corre
onding date for the past three
ars and the percentage of the to
l crop ginned to October 18 in
tese years is as follows: 7,740,
34 bales, compared with 5 423,628
iles last year when 46.9 per cent
the entire crop was ginned to Oct
er IS; 5 530,967 bales in 1909,
hen 54.8 per cent was ginned, and
.296 166 bales in 1908, when 48.1
Ir cent was ginned.
Ginning by States with compari
s and the percentage of total crop
aned to October 13 in previous
ears. Ginned. of crop.
11........- . 834,637 ....
10 ... ... ..... 525,226 44.1
909 ...........512,323 49.3
0 ...4... ....... d694.1 52.1
909 .. .. . . 330 884 47.4
968 .. . .:. .347',468 34.9
911........... . - 42,875 ..
910 ..............27.238 40.5
909 ... ... ........35006 56.6:
908.;..... .... .. 34,027 48.2
911. .. .. .. .... 1 547,257 ...
910. .. ... -. .. .'912,612 50.4
909. .. .. .. ....1,113,341 60.2
908 .. .. ..---1,119,228 56.6
911 ... .......... 175,446 ..
910 ... ..........113770 46.1
909 ... ....----..143,977 55.7
90S..... ........207.992 44.6
911 ... .......... 3 4,976 ..
910 ..... ........358,851 29.6
908 ... .........621399 38.4
911... ..........438,466 ..
910 ... ... .......250,141 33.2
909 ... ..........25540 40.2
908 .......--...276,222 40.4
910 ........--....421625 45.8
909 ... ... ... ...329,429 59.6
90S... ... ......132,556 19.2
911 ......--... 792,931 . .
910 ... ... ... ...516,232 42.6.
909... .--......624.301 54.9
911 ... ....--.... 125,791 . -
909...... --...101,250 42.1
911.. .....- .--2, 94,067 ..
g10.... ... .....2070.261 70.2
909 ....--..--..-..1,675,428 67.S
0... ... ... ..047,796 56.5
All Other States.
11.....- ..-- ..--. 32198 ..
910. .....---.. 8. ,540 10.1
909 .. -- -- - - 19.892 34.6
908 ....-..-..-..... 23623 32.3
Shoots His Own Father.
W. P. Dgruell, aged 35. was shot
rd killed by his 18S-year-old son, at
>ocataligo, Ga., Tuesday . A quar
.el between the two was renewed at
he dinner table, when the son sud
lenly rushed into an adjoining room
Lfnd, returning with a pistoi, opened
ire on his parent.
is Hard Headl Saved 1-im.
Aiter failing from the fifth floor of
b. uilding at Tampa, Fla., on which
:ie was working and landing on his
1ead and hands. Lee Maxwell, a ne
;r, got up and walked from the
ene Wednesday afternoon. He
mstained only minor injuries.
Coyotes Feast on Pige.
ear Palous, Wash., coyotes are
>raking all records. They invade
'armns. asd in one week they killed
L17 pigs and ver 200 chickens
rhere is a bounty of $g on coyotes,
bu even this does not seem to keep
fon thair numbers.
STORY OF A CRIME
MAY BRING TO LIGHT THE FOUL I
MURDER OF A BOY.
i Is Thought That the Murderer is
Now a Resident of the Town of
The town of Gaffney grew excited
last Wednesday when a rumor reach- C
ed there that a red handed murderer b
was living in the town unsuspected. 2
The excitement was caused by the I
following item which appeared some a
weeks ago id a North Carolina news
"In Rutherfordton County evi
dence is being gathered to incrimi- 1
nate one o' its foremost citizens,
who has moved to South Carolina re
centy of one of the most hideous
crimes. It is asserted that he is guilty c
of murder and arson. It is charged
that the man, whose name will be
given out in short time, murdered a 3
young boy near Island Ford some s
years ago and also burned a Gov- s
ernment stoie house after stealing S
the whiskey. The man in question g
will Probably endeavor to escape on la
the plea, of insanity, but steps are r
being taken to prevent this, while 1<
detectives are on the trail and a i
sensation is promised soon." n
A minister of Gaffney who read
the above article stated to a news- C
paper reporter thast the finger of sus- F
picion pointed to a certain man and E
that circumstances led him to bilieve t]
that the man was then in Gaffney. a
The story goes that a man of Ruth- I
rfordton county hired a boy to work
for him, or rather the boy was bound s
t him. The man was of a rather
penurious disposition and did not
provide for the boy very suita- h
Finally the youngster prevailed on
his employer to purchase a. new suit
of clothes and this was done, but
shortly after, the employer became a
incensed over trivial offence, and go- j
ing to the- house of a neighbor he q
secured his assistance and went on a
the trail of the boy. It is this neigh- s]
bor who is said to be living in Gaff
ney -at this time. t<
Together the pair pursued the boy I
to the Island Ford referred to above, ii
where they caught him. They then a
forced him to remove the clothing h
and gave him his choice of swim- o
ming Broad River at that point, or E
taking seventy-five lashes. The youth E
decided to try the swim, and had
started when the two men opened
fire on him. It is said that several
shots.were fired from pistols and that
the boy sank. I
He was never heard of or seen af
ter that but later the skeleton was
found further down the river. It
is further stated that the man who s:
frst had the boy hired died a short i
time after this and on his death bed w
onfessed to the crime, and stated a:
tha.t the ether man had since moved is
o South Carolina. t
SNAKE CHOKES CHILD.
reacher Unwinds Reptile and Whips i;
it tO Death- b
New Philadelphia, 0., Oct. 25.--A
.:acknage five feet long coiled sev
eral'times around her neck, nearly
killed Lillian Porcher, aged eight, of
Port Washington, Pa., while she wash
.t play during recess at school.
The child was choked unconscious
nd is In a critical condition. A
teacher pulled the snake from the
child's neck and killed it. TIhe little C
girl and a companion were playing
in a building in the school yard when
the snake dropped from the rafters
and coiled around her neck. She r
tried to dash tihe reptile to the p
ground but it gripped tightly and p
she fell struggling.
The other child danced up and r
iown in horror and screamed at the r
top of her voice. This attracted the D
teacher. When the latter entered the
building the Porcher child black in c
the face, was unkconscious. The teach- ~
er seized the snake by the neck and
unwinding it, whipped it to pieces a
against the w~all.
I 1. I
SAVES HER MISTRESS' LIFE.
A Good Cow Butts and Runs Away
a Bad Cow.
At -Kansas City, Mo. her pet cow, 1
"Bossy," saved the life' of Mrs. Kate
Vermillion when she was attacked on
her farm Thursday by another cow:
in the herd with which the valorous
"Bossy" was on bad terms. "Bossy",
was in another part of t'he clover
field when the bad cow of the flock,
"loney Dew," began to trample andt
gore Mrs. Vermillion. The good cow
came on the run mooing angrily.
and it jumped at' the bad cow, fullf
tilt and butted and trampled it, whilet
the woman crawled away. She was
dangerously injured, but will recov-i
Fell Under Car Wheels. t
At Gulfport, Miss., upon receiv- 1
i~g a telegram from his wife in New
Orleans that his little daughter was
ill, B. W. Thompson, aged 24 years.
made a dash for a departing train,
fell beneath the wheels and sus-1
tained injuries from which he died I
'within a few hours.
Young Lady Fatally Burned.
IJohnny, the 5-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Collier, who
lives a few miles northeast of Buch
aann Ga., was burned to death at
the home of his parents Saturdayt
morning at an early hour. His
clothes caught from a fire place. 2
Launch Sinks, Three Perish.
Three persons, two girls and one
man, were drowned in Ferry lake,
seven miles northwest of Moorings1
Port, La., in the Caddo oil field last
night when their gasoline launch:
struck a stump and capsized. One<
HER THROAT CUT
'EMALE DOCTOR FOUND DEAD
IN HER APARTMENT.
rer Body Was Found by Her As.
sistan, Who Delayed Reporti'
It For An Hour.
At Indianapolis, Ind., Dr. Helen
nake was found dead, her body
ut and bruised, in a bed room of
er apartment Tuesday. The police
re satisfied she was murdered. Dr.
:nabe's body was found when her
spistant, Miss Katherine M4cPher
cn, entered the apartment.
The body and the bed upon which
lay were covered with blood but
o weapon was found In any of the
Doms nor was it apparent a robbery
ad been committed. All the win
ows were closed, though the physt
ian,' who was devoted to physical
alture, habitually slept with the
Dr. Knabe was last seen alive by
[iss' McPherson, to whom she had
aid late Monday that she intended
pending the evening in studying.
he lived and had her office on the
round floor of an apartment house
i a prosperous and quiet neighbor
Dod. No persons, so far as has been
mrned. heard sounds of a struggle
: Dr. Knabe's apartment Monday
Augusta Knabe the physician's
)usin, and the latter's stepfather,
'ranc Kropp, told the police that
r. Knabe had no enemy so far as
iey knew. She was 35 years of age
ad a graduate of the Indiana Col
ge of Medicine.
The police -put aside the theory of
jicide when they examined Dr.
:nabe's body and saw that -though
ie throat had been slashed, there
as no blood on the dead woman's
ands and when no knife was found
i her rooms. She was in her night
Reports of Dr. Knabe's death were
t made to the police for an hour
[ter her body was discovered. Dr.
:nabe, though she had a wide ac
naintance, is said not to have had
a intimate friend among the men
Jefferson Haynes, the negro jani
>f of the apartment house in which
r. Knabe- lived, was taken to po
ce headquarters to be questioned
; to his whereabouts at -different
ours Monday night and whether
r not he saw any one about the
nabe apartment other than Dr.
WIFE ACCIDENTALLY SHOT
band Was Handling a Pistol and
It Went Off.
A dispatch from Bennettsville
Lys an unfortunate accident occurred
that county yesterday morning
hen .Durant Cole accidentally shot
ad killed his wife, Sarah Cole. It
said that Durant was accustomed
loading his pistol at nigrt before
~ing to bed and then in the morn
g removing the cartridges from
e chambers. He started to break
e pistol for the purpose of unload
g it when it was distharged, the
.ll taking effect in the body of -his
ife, and she died soon there
~ter. After a careful examination on
e part by Coroner T. F. McRae,
ie jury returned a verdict to the
ect that ISarah Cole has come to
er death by mischance or accident.
STOPPED BINFORD PICTURES.
ame Near Having a Riot About It
At Durham, N. C.. a riot was nar
,wly averted Tuesday when police
ut a stop to the display of moving
ictures of Beulah Binford, the 17
ear-old "girl in the case" in the
cent' Beattie murder trial in Rich
iond, Va. The WaoprietOr of the
icture theatre threatened Uo kill
ergeant Pendergrast when the offi'
er attempted to stop the machine.
sn anagry crowd hooted the police,
rho quickly swore out warrants
nd stopped the show. Manager Wil
inson was admitted to bail. The
olice acted by virtue of a resolu
ion adopted Saturday by the city
ouncil, prohibiting reproduction of
CHINESE GENERAL SUICIDE.
rad Been Convicted of Cowardice
and Was to be Shot.
News was received by the Chan
i at San Francisco Tuesday Yet
o, that Gen. Chang Piao, of the
mperial troops, who was sentenced
o death for cowardice, had commit
ed suicide- Videroy Jule Cheng, of
lu Peb and Hu Nan provinces. es
aped before he could .be punished
or a similar offence. In Nankinr,
he viceroy is disarming the new
.my, in fear of treachery, retaili'
ng arms and military supplies while
ending these soldiers to stations in
he loyal povinces. The finding of
hirteen cases of dynamite there yes
erday gave .the Government goat
Writer Burned to Death.
Los Angeles Cal., Frank Hotall
ng, a magazine writer of New York,
was burned to death in a rooming
touse fire. Hotalling left his room
nd then returnod for manuscripts
then he was overcome.
Wireless Leaps Across Pacific.
Wireless communication between
an Francisco, Cal., and Japan, a dis
ance of 6.000 miles, was established.
['his is the first time that a wireless
nessage has been received across the
Many Women To Attend.
Five hundred ladies are expected
o0 go to Anderson on November 14
or the convention of the WVomen's
Iissionary union of the Baptist
hurch. Preparations are being made
Seteain thi number.
WHAT HE SAYS
Senator iman DIfiaes His Position in
BLEASE IS MISTAKEN
Says He Will Be Neutral and Gives
His Reasons-Thinks Jones Has
a Good Chance to Win-Would Not
Fight Blease Unless He is Proven
"The statement given by Gov.
Blease at Barnwell Tuesday contains
aothing new to me; for it is only a
rewrite of a letter I wrote him re
%ently, and in which I wrote nothing
o lead him to believe that I had any
ntention of doing otherwise in the
pproaching gubernatori-al contest,
han I stated to you hen you were
ere a few we'eks ago; that is that I
ntend to remain strictly neutral in
he campaign," said Senator B. R.
riliman Wednesday, at his home in
rrenton to a representative of The
"I could not afford to take sides in
.he contest for both Gov. Blease and
udge Jones are personal and politi
:al friends of mine, and I have told
Blease that. I also told him that, if
[ saw reason to take sides against
1im at any time I certainly would
ot knife him, lut would tell him
yefore I told any one else."
Senator Tillma.n smiled several
:imes, and winked during the read
.ng of the article to him by the
ewspaper man-he somehow had
nissed getting his paper Wednes
"It is qoing to be a glose bgt," he
;aid "and Blease is losing no time.
le is campaigning now and has been
"He is keeping before the people
tud he is making friends, while
fudge Jones is seemingly doing noth
ng yet. The newspapers, somehow,
Llways have some kind of a story
thout Judge Jones.
"There are two things In Baease's
;tatement that he is mistaken In
-"One is with regard to Richards
yeing in a frame-up to bring Judge
ones out to oppose him. Why, I
cnow that Richards was seriously
:onsidering entry into the race him
elf. It has been his ambition to be
governor and he thought that, with
ny condition-supposed to be liable
:o drop off at any moment-if he
:ould beat Blease and be governor,
ie would be in line for promotion
ud 'be aible to beat any other man;
tzd he was one of the most surprised
nen in the State when Judge Jones
. "The other error Blease makes is
n saying that I was about to pub
ish a litter indorsing him in 1910,
yut was persuaded from it 'by a news
"I did write a. letter such as he
;peaks of, but I did not'publish it. I
hanged my mind, and no newspaper,
tor man connected with a newspaper
iad anythig to do with that letter
iot being published after it was
"However I voted for Blease in the
;econd primary, I voted for Richards
i the first."
Commending further on the situ
:ion or as he called it, "muddle,"
:he senator said that because he had
roclaimed neutrality it did not fol
ow that he must maintain an armed
".But," he said, "If Tom Felder, or
my one else goes before the legisla
:ure and proves-actually proves
:bat Blease is, or has .been, crooked,
['11 take sides quick and fight him;
Er South Carolina is a proud State
md will not stand for rottenness if
;he knows it."
"Senator Gov. Blease says in his
tatement that there are no differ
mces between you and him. Is that
true?" was asked by the newspaper
"There are no friendly, personal
differences between us, I suppose
hat's what he meant."
'he senator said that ho does not
know who is responsible for the can
didacy of Judge Jones but that .he
had no idea but what Judge Jones
told the truth when Judge Jones said
he hd been urged by letters and
men all over the State to run, and
tat he had a laudable ambition to
be governor and "in line of promt.
tion'.' for the senatorial toga~ "if any
thing should happen to me
"Don't you 'think the attitude of
the governor toward him as chief
justice, and the elashes with him
the governor has precipitated, had
something to do with his announce
ment?" was asked.
"Why, if a man has any spirit and
pugnacity in him at all I should
think he would want to ~get at the
other fellow, under such circumstan
ces-meet him on his own plane
and fight him. Don't you? I know I
"And that's just what Jones has
got to do it he expegets to win-fight
him. He has got to take the stump
and fight--and he's got to use Blease
tactics. If he doEs that and makes
his fight on Blease's record, he will
Fatal Accident On a Boat.
J. H. Tibbs, colored, chief water
tender of the torpedo boat Tingey,
who- was scalded in the accident
which occurred aboard the vessel
Sunday morning off Charleston, died
at the station hspital at the Navy
Yard -at S o'clock yesterday morning
J. S. Meyers, the fireaiian, who was
also badly scalded, still lives.
Young Man Accidentally Killed.
While out squirrel hurting Mon
day on Wampaw Creek Newell Wil
son son of Mr. Edward Wilson, of
Honey Hill. was shot and instantly
killed b'y the accidental dischnarge of
FLES IKE BIRD
ORVILLE WRIGHT GOES UP HIGH
Result Of Experiments Under Trying
Conditions Leads Hii To the Hope
Of Great Results.
At Kill Devil, N. C., Orville
Wright in his glides Wednesday in
a fifty mile gale went aloft and re
mained virt'ually stationary nearly
ten minutes, and maintained an al
tithde of one hundred and fifty feet.
The record-breaking "flight" was
the seventeenth of the series that be
gan Wednesday when therain ceased.
The first glide lasted only 54 seconds,
each lengthening until the final one.
When Lorin Wright and Alexand
er Ogilvie, the English aviator,
brought out the machine for the in
itial flight the wind gauge showed
that the gale was 35 miles and fresh
ening. Sand carried by the wind
pelted the aviators, the tiny particles
cutting like small shot. In the opin
ion of the experiments no more try
ing weather conditions, under which
to make the test of the machine,
could be found.
The glider was equipped with a
rear rudder of 24-foot spread. In
front, to preserve the balance, a 10
pound bag of band was swung on
the end of a rod extending eight feet
in front of the aviator's seat. The
ailerons, or balancing wirgs on the
sides of the machine were adjusted
and Orville Wright lifted himself in
to the seat.
"Let it go" he shouted. Lorin
Wright a~nd Ogilvie thrust the glider
into the face of the rising gale and
it shot up. Again and again this
was repeated until for almost ten
minutes Wright soared like , brood
irg buz:ard on the crest of a fifty
Orville Wright admitted his satis
faction with the results and declared
the conditions under which the flight
was made were unusually severe. The
success of the experiment is under
stood to mark a long step forward in
the science of aviation and to point
the way toward solving the problem
f automatically preserving the equil
ibrium of heavier-thar.-air machines.
NEARLY A MTTE A MINUTE.
Two Naval Officers Do Some Fast Aer
After a night in a hydroaeroplane,
145 miles down coast from Annap
olis Md., Lieuts. S. Gordon Ellison
and JohnG. Towers, U. S. N., land
ed late Wednesday on the broad
reach of Buckroe Beach Va., three
miles from Fortress Monroe. The
officers were suffering from the bit
ter cold when they landed and hur
ried to shelter.
Lieut. Ellison, who is in charge of
-he naval aeronautic school at An
napolis, and Lieut. Towers made
their descent after the most remark
able and successful flight in the his
tory of naval aviation, having flown
from Annapolis, a distance of 145
miles in the remarkable .time of two
hours and twenty-seven minutes.
The flight was made without stop
or mishap. The flight was the
second attempt in as man'y weeks,
the plucky aviators being forced to
return to Annapolis on their former
attempt, owing to engine trouzble af
ter covering half the distance. Over
Old Point the engine was stopped
and the hydro- aeroplane was allow
ed to settle in the water which it
did with the grace of a gull. The
gear was changed to the propeller
shaft and the machine was run a
PICKPOCKET WAS OUTWITTED.
Man He Had Robbed Turned Him
Over to a Policeman.
Just as Harry D. Miller of Bridge
port had missed a train at the Grand
Central Depot in New York Thursday
evening, a well dressed stranger con
soled with him and invited him to
a drink. At the bar Miller felt his
watch and money slip from his .pock
et. He said nothing, but quietly walk
ed to the street with the man, and
called to Police Sergeant Walsh as
he passed them. At the station house
the man said he was Oharles Smith
of No. 287 Third avenue. He admit
ted taking the watch, and was chew
ing up a $5 bill when it was chocked
out of his mouth. He was locked up
charged with grand larceny.
KILL GENERAL WITH BO0MB.
Tartar General Assassinated By Can
The newly appointed Tartar Gen
eral, Fung Len was -assassinated up
on his arrival 'at Canton, China, to
assume his duties at that place as
commander of the imperial Chinese
troops. The general, accompanied
by his wife and a. large escort of sol
diers was coming ashore when a
bomb thrown from the roof of a
building dropped among the party.
The explosion that followed killed
Fung Sen and twenty-one soldiers
and caused a. fire that burned several
houses. According to one account the
general's wife was killed. They
came here from Shanghai having
toppd a few days a~t Hong Kong.
Died After Being Paroled.
John R. Walsh. the former bank
er, publisher and railroad owner, re
leased a week ago from the Leaven
worth federal penitentiry, died of
Sheriff and Murderer Killed.
In a running fight with a sheriff's
posse Cal McRaile alleged double
murderer, was killed and Deputy
ISheriff Thomas, of the posse received
ound dyi-ng later. 2
WiLL BE BUSY
The Gtueral Assembly il hiauM
Important Offices to ilL
SEIM,~ NEW JUDGES
Insurance Commissioner Directors
of the Penetentiary, State Idbra
rian and Several Minor Oaces Are
All to be Filled by the Legian'e
When It Meets.
Much of the time of the general
assembly which convenes early in
January, will be consumed with elc
tions. There are a number of im
portant positions to be filled, and a
large number of candidates are al
ready being discussed. The friends
of the candidates have. conifeaced
to prepare .for the battle of ballots
among the members of the general
Among the mtost important elec
ions will be that for the justiceship
of the supreme court. Ira B. Jdnes.
of Lancaster, has resigned as. chlei
justice and several have been men
tioned 'for his place. He will retire
from the bench on Janu,ary 9, the
day -before the legisilatii CO
An additional justice will be elect
ed, as provided by the constitution
al amendment of 1911. The legisla-.
ture failed to elect this justice at
the last session-a deadlock lasftnn'
for several weeks with the vote for
the leading candidates unchanged.
The same candidates, and others.
will agan be in the race for thls.99-.
sition. C. A. Woods associate jug-s
ice will be reelected.' His term ex
pires next year.
At the last session of the general
assembly providing for a tenure ot.
ten years for supreme court justices
was adopted. This will cause an eleo
tion every two years with five mem
bers on the -bench.
Three circuit judges will be elect-.
ed at the next session of the-general
assembly. The terms of J. W. De
Vore of the 11th circuit, and SW.
G. Shipp, of the 12th circuit, will ex
pire next year. They will be reelect
ed. A successor to the late J. C.
Klugh, of the Eighth circuit, will
There will be two vacancies -on
the board of directors of the state
penitentiary. The terms of J. D.
Deas, of Camden, and W. H. Glenn.
of Anderson will expire.
The gener'l assembly will elect a
state librarian. The only candidate
announced so far is Miss . H.La
Borde, who has filled the position so
acceptably for the past * several.
F. H. McMaster is the only can
didate that has ibeen announced for
the position of state insurance com
missioner. He was the first Insur
ance commissioner elected and has
built up a strong department.
A TRAGEDY OF THE DESHRT.
Thirsting Family Drink Water From
a Poison Spring.
One of the most pitiful tragedies
of the Mojabe Desert in recent years
was discovered in Inyc egunty, Cal,
when a party of teamsters on their
way across the sandy waste came
upon the family of George Mc~er
McDermott and family, consisting
of his wife and five children, started
overland several weeks ago for mill.
valley Utah. Becoming short of wa
ter, it is thought, they drank from
ne of the numerouz poison springs
on the desert. Their \horse and cow'
became sick and the cow died. Then
McDermott fell ill and died six d'ays
The distracted widow and mother
then took up the reins and drove the
nearly dead horses for miles over
the desert in search, of water until
she too was stricken. When the
teamsters found the family the moth
er was near death and the children,
all sick, were clinging to her. 'All
were taken on to Mill City sand it is
thought the mother will die..
Four Thousand Tripolitans Killed
by the Italan Fire.
In letters received at Malta from
Bengha4 Tripoli, ,the writers es
imate the casualties among the in
habitants resulting from 'the bom
bardment by the Italian fleet at
4,000. The British consulale was
badly damaged and Consul John
Francis Jonee was wounded. Serr
eral Jews who are British subjects
and had taken refuge in the British
cansulale were killed or wounded.
Eight Maltese were killed and ten
wounded, it is said. The corres
pondent adds that a, panic prevailed
in the city.
Most Too Much of a Name.
"I am glad for the opportunity to
have my name changed," said Miss
23 years old, Wednesday at Terra.
Haute, Ind., as she was handed the
papers which gave 'her privilege to
change the burdensome appelation.
he will be married to Louis Klan
Chanip Clark or Woodrow Wilson.
Senator-elect James .K. Vardajnan,
of Mississippi, in an interview do
cared that Democracy's choice in
1912 would be Clark or Wilson and
that with either at the helm victory
ould be easy. He was Inclined to
the belief that all other panddates
would be eliminated before the date