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VOL. XXVI ANNING, S. C, WEDNESDAY* DECEMBE
SPLIT AND TORN
The Grand Old Party Seems to be la a
a Bad Way From laternal Rows
TAFT WANTS JOB AGAIN
The President Will Battle for Chance
to Carry the Colc.rs of His Party
Once More, Hoping for Success,
But Teddy is lseing Brought to
Willis J. Abbot, in a letter from t
Washington to The State, says if one
ma judge the temper of the Repub
licans of the country by the demean
or of their representatives who gath
ered to attend. the national com
mittee meeting in Washington, it is
one of dissention, doubt and distrust.
True the committee is strongly for
Taft. That is to bc- expected since
the men composing it were chosen
by the same delegates that nominated c
Taft in Chicago three years ago. But
there are enough anti-Taft men pres
ent to give the opposition a resonant .
and a compelling voice. In fact the
bulk of the talking is done by that
But when the talking is done this
is about the conclusion which the
cool-headed man who has listened to
it all will have reached; President G
Taft is determined to be renominated
and believes he can be reelected. For
renomination he will have all the ,
Southern delegates, his own State de
spite the outbreak o" State Chairman
Brown, and the larger industrial
States, like New York, Pennsylvania
and Illinois. In his own State he
has the national committeeman, A.1
L. Vorys, and the federal machine v
to defend him against Walter Brown,
James R. Garfield; and the remains
of the old Roosevelt machine.
Be it known that Vorys is highly
esteemed as a politician in the po
litical circles of Washington. Brown,
on the other hand, led his party to
disaster in his home town of Toledo,
and in the State. He is looked upon
as an ally of "Boss" Cox of Cincin
nati, who also went down ro defeat
before the charge of the Harmon leg
ions. Garfield was overwhelmingly ,
beaten in northern Ohio. Indeed the
anti-Taft forces in the Buckeye State
seem about equally compounded of
discontent and defeat. It is wholly
probable that under the new primary
law the Ohio delegation may be split.
In both parties split delegations will
be the feattr:e of the convention. t
But few people believe that Ohio will
wholly forsake its president.
A committeeman from a State
neighboring to Ohio said to me that
the weaikess of the insurgent forces
lay in their lack of a candidate. He
happened to be a Taft supported, but
the same thing is being said privately
by many men who on the surface are
proponents of I~a Follette, and even
by many who are for him to the end,
but expect the end to be only defeat.
The anti-Taft feeling is stronger than
the feeling for anybody. On every1
hand you hear regret that the insur
gents in their Chicago conference for
principles and leave the selection of
a candidate to time and the march
of events. At present they are in the
position of having sihattered party be
lief in the possibility of Taft's elec
tion, without having built up confi
dence in the candidacy o! anyone
Roosevelt? The talk about him is
curious in its diversity. Observers
have been commenting upon the fact
that the men who are insisting now
on Taft's nomination are, in the main
Sthose who under the name of the Al
'lies fought his nomination at Chi
\cago. Those are to a man against La
\Follette, but curiously enough many
-are friendly to Rooseelt. Curiously,
oyou will find but few of the ir
rnconcilable insurgents shouting the
Reosevelt praise. 'I hey are content
to lpeak reservedly of his vartues and
lay great stress on his refusal to be
a candidate. They don't want him
as a eandidate. They don't even want
him 'as a president.
"In my State," said a national com
mitteeman not friendly to Taft, a I
direct ~primary with presidential
preference expressed would probably
be carried lby Roosevelt. Everybody
knows his name. There are enough
of his old machine workers left to
see that he gets fair treatment at
the polls. But all the same he would
not be the strongest in the election,
even in the States that indorsed him
at the primaries. Lots of people vote
ir the election that 6 ot4
the primaries and they are usually
the sober, level head3ed business men
who influence votes beside their own.
And lots of men who vote at the
primaries vote very differently in the
"They are usually the sort of hasty
enthusiasts whose natural inclination
is to vote for the spectacular can
didate, but who in the period of
thought between a nomination and
election are apt to materially change
their views. Probably in the demo
cratic party Bryan could carry many
States in a presidential primary
where he would not poll two-tnirds of
his party votes in the election. I
think this fact of the lack of exact
correspondence between primary
strength and election day strength i
the reason why 'ld politicians dis-I
trust the presidentia.l preference sys
temn. They think it less likely to re
sult in the nomination of a strong
Personally I do not believe that all
the .iockeying at this national comn
mittee meeting is going to materially
effect the chances of La Follette. No
action taken by fhe committee would
affect the Southern States. or Ohio.
I cannot tmagine one that would
change the foregone result in New
York or Illinois. Probably four years
from ne both nnanal cnnventions
CORN SHOW PRIZES
KORTH CAROLNIAN EXHIBITED
BEST FIFTY EARS.
games of Winners of Prizes in the
Sweepstakes and Congressional
That the second South Atlantic
tates Corn Exposition was a success
s the opinion of several hundred
armers and business men who at
ended the show from North Caro
ina, Georgia and South Carolina.
rhe exhibits show a great improve
nent in quality over last year.
The following are the winners of
he sweepstakes classes:
North Carolina State Sweepstakes:
Best ten ears, J. W. Lewis, Boom
Best single ear, T. C. Goodwin,
Best 50 ears, j. W. Lewis, Boomer.;
South Carolina Sweepstakes:
Best ten ears in district and boys'
lasses, C. F. Rauch, Little Moun
Best single ear ir, district and
oys' classes, C. W. Josey, St.
Georgia State Sweepstakes:
Best ten ears in zone and boys'
lasses, J. Gid Morris, Smyrna, Ga.
Grand sweepstakes boys' ten-ear
lasses, North Carolina, South Caro
na and Georgia: Burrell Knight,
ngelus, S. C.
Grand champion sweepstakes for
Fn ears: J. Gids Morris, Smyrna,
Grand champion sweepstakes for
ingle ear: T. C. Goodwin, Apex,
Grand champion sweepstakes for
0 ears: J. W. Lewis, Boomer, N. C.
The awards follow:
First congressional district:
Premium No. 17, ten ears corn:
*irst, A. G. White, Alcolu; second.
E. H. Castine, Turbeville; third,
rchie Perry. Summerville.
-Premium No. 18, single ear: First,
i. M. McCall, Alcolu.
Second congressionsJ district:
Premium No. 19, ten ears: First,
[. Wooley, Elko; second, W. T.
Premium No. 20. single ear: First,
i7. T. Walker, Blackville.
Third congressional district:
Premium No. 23, ten ears corn:
'irst, C. F. Rauch, Little Mountain:
econd, A. M. Miller, Newberry;
ird, P. J. Riddle, Greenwood.
Premium No. 22, single ear: First,
as. E. Fulmer, Slighs.
Fourth congressional district:
Premium No. 23, ten ears corn:
'irst, J. H. Brown, Spartanburg:
econd, C. P. Langford, Woodruff;
ird, T. M. Littlejohn, Jonesville.
Premium No. 24, single ear: First,
. McQ. Martin, Fountain Inn.
Fifth congressional district:
Premium No. 25, ten ears corn:
irst, W. B. Boyd, Cornwell: second,
.G. Bradley, Camden: third, Roy
Premium No. 26, single ear: First,
7 B. Boyd, Cornwell.
Sixth congressional district:
Premium No. 27, ten ears corn:
'irst, B. D. Dargan, Effingham; sec
nd, Jerry Moore, Mars Bluff; third,
rank Moore, Mars Bluff.
Premium No. 28, single ear:
'irst, B. D. Dargan, Effingham.
Seventh congressional district:
Premium No. 29, ten ears corn:
'irst, C. W. Josey, St. Charles: sec
nd, L. L. Baker, Bishoprille; third,
. F. Josey, St. Charles.
Premium No. 30, single ear: First, I
.W. Josey, St. Charles.
Premium No. 32, 50 ears, open to
~outh Carolina: First, Taylar Plan
ation dairy, Columbia.
Premium No. 36, single ear, South
~arolina boys' class: First, L. B.
rowler, Tygerville: second, J. Mal
olin Lowman, Ballentine; third.
ommie ~Blum, Blythewood: fourth.
as. H. Streater, Chesterfield; fifth.
~ater T. Gardner, Chesterfield.
Premium No. 37, 10 ears corn:
outh Carolina boys' class: First,
~urrell Knight, Angelus; second,
.Malcolm Lowmnan, Ballentine;
hird, H. T. Warner, Greenvood;
ourth, Jas. Riddle. Greenwood; fifth,
Jason Mathis, St. Charles.
MEETS INSTANT DEATH.
orean of Charleston Street Rail-.
Catching a guy wire, which was by
cident charged with 2.Z 00 volts of
lectricity, Andrew J. O'Brien, fore
han of linemen for the Charleston
onsolidated company and chief elec
rician for the Academy of Music, was
nstantly killed Wednesday morning.
S was standing at the foot of a
ole, supervising his crew, when he
aught the guy to lean against. Death
ame the very instant his ungloved
land touched the wire which had
lipped into overhead wires. He was
7 years old and unmarried.
CONFESSES TO MURDER.
n Old Man Admits That He H, lled1
His Wife When Drunk.
At Macon, Ga.. Roger L. Medall,
iged 70 years, and one of the )ge;
~nown men in that section. plea~ed
.iity in the sup'eror court Tue.sby
:o the murder of his wife and'-as
entenced to serve for the remaitder
f his lifejin the State penitentiary.
fe-shtiis wife in the back with a
hotgun while she lay sick aid
sleep in bed, the crime being co4
nitted while he was under the infiua
ence of liquor. When the old man's
plea was entered. the scene was an
affecting one, as the judge, prosecut
ig attorney. jurors and spectators
all burst into tears.
will operats under majorities choseni
by methods prescribed by State leg-1
islation and differing materially from
the present system. But this con
ention will in the main be made up
RICH AND RAfl
Colonel Feder's Book o2 n verl
Blease to be Published Soon.
IS VERY SENSATIONAl
The Expose of the Governor by th
Atlanta Attorney b Said to b
in the Printers' Hands and Wil
Soon be Given to the Anxiou
The Spartanburg Herald says i
was informed Wednesday night o
a rumor which, if verified, is likel:
to prove one of the most startlin,
political sensations South Carolin.
has ever knorn. The rumor is tha
Thomas B. Felder, the Atlanta at
torney, has fulfilled his promise t<
write a book concerning Gov.. Cob
L. Blease, and the volume is nov
in the hands of the printers. It i:
called "Felder on Blease" and i!
aid to contain revelations of a mos
The gentleman who mentioned th4
rumor to The Herald is one whos(
aame is known to every well inform
d citizen of the state and is of un
impeached veracity. He gave thi
tory on hearsay evidence. He ha!
iad occasion to travel all over th
tate and asserted that he had me1
everal reputable people who claimet
o have seen the book or extract!
In the book axe recorded many al
egations concerning the governor
)ne of them, it was incidenta]ll
nentioned, concerned an elleged
appening on a train between Spar
anburg and Greenville. The date
,nd hour of the occurrence, the num
>er of the train and other particu
ars are given, it is said. There i!
. great wealth of detail in the storie!
f all the incidents and agents re
ated in the book. ,
Thomas B. Felder demonstrated ir
ertain letters which he wrote con
erning Governor Blease last wintex
hat he has a facile pen, a read3
ocabulary and vigorous style. Hi
ook is said fully to sustain the rep
tation he made with those epistles,
t is said to be a terrific and savage
rraignment of the governor.
Thomas B. Felder wa.s employed
y the old dispensary winding-ut
ommission to unearth evidence
gainst the dispensary grafters. HE
-endered valuable service anl was of
reat assistance to Attorney General
. Fraser Lyon in the prosecution of
he grafters and recovery of money
nlawfully taken froi the state.
Governor Blease, it will be re
alled, made charges by insinuation
.ainst the winding-up commission
soon after he took office and asked
he legislature to make an investiga
ion. The legislature promptly
dopted a resolution calling for such
n investigation. In his message tc
he legislature Governor Blease madE
harges against Felder, who vigor
usy replied in terms most uncom
limentary to the governor.
Governor Blease soon afterward
emoved the members of the wind
ng-up commission from ofiice and
ppointed a new commission. Lieu
enant Governor Smith appointed thE
enate members of the committee tc
vestigate the old winding-up com
ission before Governor Blease had
igned the resolution providing for
When doubt was raised as tc
thether the governor would approve
f the investigation, even althougla
e himself had asked for it, Feldei
erved notice that i fthe governor dic
ot approve of the bill within a cer
:ain time he would write a book ex
The governor finally vetoed thE
esolution for the investigation or
:he ground that the senators tappoint
d on the investigating committeE
were hostile to him. It was abou1
his time that Felder wrote vitrolit
Letters concerning the governor
hon1 he invited either to prosecutE
aim for libel or to meet him in
ersonal encounter outside of Soutl
The new dispensary winding-ui
emission caused a warrant to bE
worn out against Felder. charging
~im with having attempted to bribE
. H. Evans in 1905 when Evan!
was chairman of the state dispen
sary. Governor Joe Brown, of Geor
;ia, refused to per-nit Felder to bE
xtradited. Felder gave out letteri
urporting to have been written b)
Blease and acknowledging the re
:eipt of alleged bribes.
The Newberry County grand jur:
took up the charge against Felde1
couple of weeks ago, but afte:
hong deliberation, found no bill. Ii
the meantime. Felder's book ha:
been awaited .by those who though
him in earnest, while others declare
that he was merely making a gran'
stand play, and had no intention o
fulfilling his threats.
The latest heard from Felder wa:
couple of months ago when Sena
for Tillman said he would figh
Blease if shown to his entire satis
faction that the governor wa:
rooked. Felder was quoted as say
ing apropos of Senator Tillman's re
ark that if he wanted proof tha
B~lease was a crook that proof woul<
shortly be forthcoming in r~n over
One of the first things which ths
legislature will do when It convene:
next month is to pass, over the gov
ernor's veto, the resolution l,rovidin:
for the investigation of the old wind
ing-up commission. The investiga
tion committee will be asked to re
port to the legislature before th
lose of the session.
It is expected that Felder will ap
pear before the legIslature and at
tempt to furnish the proof which h
has said would be forthconig. Af
ter Governor Blease was thwarted i
M.s effor to extrait eid-- he of
TOOK IN CORN SHOW
SENATOR AND MRS. TILLMA
BOTH WERE THERE.
Talked of National Politics and HI
Own Race, Which He Leaves Wit
The Columbia correspondent c
The News and Courier says Senato
B. R. Tillman, accompanied by Mr,
Tillman, stopped over in Columbi
I Wednesday on his return to his hom
at Trenton from Washington, wher
he has been in attendance on th
session of Congress, and was an in
terested visitor at the South Atlanti
States Corn Exposition, now bein;
E held in Craven Hall, on Washingtoi
street. The Senator was interestei
in the great display of corn fiom th,
three States of North Carolina, Soutl
Carolina and Georgia, and compli
imented the officers of the Corn Shov
highly, predicting good results fron
it. The Senator was kept busy shak
ing hands with his many friends, wh<
were present from all parts of th<
State for the Corn Show.
"I don't think there will be mucl
'accomplished at the present sessioi
of Congress," replied the Senator i
response to a query as to what hi
excepted to be accomplished. "Wha
tariff legislation is passed by th
House will more than likely be throt
tied in the Republican Senate, an
even should a tariff reduction bil
be passed through the Senate by 2
combination of Democrats and Re
publican insurgents, it will be vetoed
by the President, and hence I expeci
nothing to be accomplished," was th(
sentiment of Senator Tillman.
As to the outlook for the electioi
of a Democratic President next year
Serator Tillman said the chance!
were good, provided the right mat
was selected to head the ticket, bul
the outlook as to who the man wil
be "grows more nebulous every day,'
to use the expression of the Senator
"The most pleasant thing I saw It
Washington was the two Democratic
Senators from Maine, and the besi
thing I can wish for them is that the3
will prove as creditable to their Stat(
and country as were their Republicax
predecessors, Frye and Haile, whC
were good men;" said Senator Till
man. The Senator said he expected
to return to Washington after the
holdays, and be there as much ac
possible, but that he did not expeci
'to do as much of the drudgery oi
Senatorial work as formerly, because
he wanted to regain his full health
Senator Tillman had nothing more
to give out in reference to the polit
ical condition in the State than what
has already been stated in former In
terviews. He ventured the opinion,
however, that if there was anything
"doing" it would more than likely be
forthcoming when the Legislature
meets In January. The Senator keep
right up with every political develop
ment within the State, but has noth
ing to say in regard to the matter at
IAs to the opposition to ni~s re-elec
tion next summer, the Senator said
that he hadn't given it a thought., He
is not worrying;..andl Is leaving It t(
the people of the State. He will be
in the race all right and expects te
Reverting to the Corn Show, Sen
ator Tillman spoke of the wonderful
progress which South Carolina hai
made in corn growing in the past five
years and of the forward place the
State was occupying today,
IFORTY-TWO OUTLAWS SLAIN.
Moros Killed in the Brush by thE
Forty-two Moro outlaws werE
killed in the Philippine Island in ar
engagement with a detachment o1
American scouts. There were no fa.
talities on the American side. Th4
battle occurred in connection witl
t he campaign for suppressing or
~anized brigandage among the Mo.
The disarmament of the entir4
Moro population of Mindanao and
Tolo was ordered by the Amer'ica~t
military authorities three .months
ago after a number of murderous at
tacks on Americans. Since that tim'
the trops have been actively engageE
in carrying out the order.
Most of the chiefs gave up thel
weapons peaceably, but there has
been a series of sharp engagements
with bandits. The casualties among
the Americans have been few.
NEGRO CONFESSES TO CRDIE.
lefore Execution Admits Assassinat.
ing White Man.
Will Turner, the negro who assas,
sinated Jesse Singley, a white man
at Indian Springs last summer whei
a race riot almost was precipitated
Tuesday confessed to the crime. Hi!
execution took place at Jackson, Ga
The murder was the culmination of
row between two bell boys at one o:
the springs hotels. Singley and sev
eral companions had gone to th<
hotel after supper to offer their as
~sistance in quelling any disorder
and on his return to his home Single:
was fired on from ambush. Threi
sons of the negro Turner also ar<
held in the Atlanta jail on the sami
Robbed by Chinese Pirates.
U nder the eyes of Chinese gun
bots moored in West river, pirate:
attacked a passenger steamer nea:
Sihu Hing Wednesday morning
None ot the passengers were hurl
but they lost much property.
fered a reward of $200 for the ar
rest of the Atlanta attorney and tha
Sdelvery of him Into South Carolina
ut the r'eward will hardly appl:
1 now. that the Newberry grand jur;
GOTTEN OUT AIVE
J FIVE MEN ARE SAVED FROM THE
BRICEVILLE MINES. ....
s Rescue of First Three and Then Two
h More Gives Added Vigor to Arms
of Sturdy Toilers.
f A Briceville, Tenn., dispatch says
r five men have been removed alive
from the Cross Mountain mine, where
a between 120 and 150 miners were en
e tombed by an explosion Saturday.
e The discovery that some of the
e men are alive has led to renewed vig
- or on the part of the men who are
c striving to fight their way through
masses of debris to the rescue of their
1 imprisoned fellow men.
- Three men were brought out of
a the mine at 9 o'clock Tuesday night.
1 They were: William Henderson,
- aged 55; 'Milton Henderson, aged 22,
7 his son; Irwin Smith, aged 35.
i All of the men are married. They
- were found in left cross entry No.
y 19, and had escaped death after the
explosion of Saturday morning by
erecting a brattice, cutting off the
deadly after damp. All were in good
condition and will live. In fact, the
elder Henderson was so strong that
he wished to walk to his home.
The finding of these men alive has
created new hope in the breasts of
Two more men, making flive In all,
were brought out of the mine alive
shortly after 11 o'clock Tuesday
night. Rescue men are now digging
for three more men who are reported
to be alive.
The two men are Arthur Scott,
aged 30, and Dore Irish, aged 30,
who is also married. Irish is badly
burned about the face and hands, but
probably will recover. Scott is prac
]ENGINEER AND PIREMAN KIED
Crushed Under Engine Which Falls
From Coal Shute.
At Anderson Engineer Lawrence
Maddox and the colored flreman or a
local freight train, on the Southern
Railway, between Columbia and
Greenville, were instantly killed at
Pelzer, Tuesday afternoon, when their
engine fell from a coal chute. The
engine was placing several cars on
the chute and the brakes, when ap
plied, failed to work. Both men real
ized their danger and leaped from
the cab to save their lives: As the
tender of the engine, filled with coal,
turned over it fell upon the men,
horribly mangling them. The section
gang was called from the Pelzer
yards, and within two hours the
mangled bodies of the two men were
COMES FROM CUBA TO JAIL.
-3. W. Harper Killed Sumter Hack
man Last Christmas.
A dispatch from Sumter to The
State says it .became known Tuesday
that Friday J. W. Harper had Quietly
surrendered himself to Jailer Owens
and is now in jail.. Harper killed Ed
die Boss, a negro hackman, last
Christmas night. He made his es
cape, his get-a-way occasioning a
great deal of talk and a police in
vestigation by a committee of coun
cil. Harper subsequently wrote the
sheriff, under a postmark in Cuba,
that he would come to Sumter for
trial, but nothing more was beard of
him until he secretly surrendered
Friday. His attorneys have notified
Solicitor Stoll that they will apply to
Judge Gary Thursday for ball.
INSANE BOY KILLS FATHER.
Old Barnwell County Nesro Shot by
A Barnwell dispatch says Dan
iHayes, an old negro man, a tenant
-on a place owned by Mrs. Lena Dav
ies, was shot and fatally wounded
Wednesday night .by his half-witted
son. Clarence. The entire load of the
shotgun took effect in his left side
tand dleath resulted Thursday morn
ing. Clarence was arrested Wednes
-day night by the sheriff and lodged
in jail. It is said that Clarence, who,
at no time is in his right mind, was
raving all day Wednesday, imagining
that his brother. Caesar Hayes, was
trying to kill him. When Dan ar
rived home Clarence opened fire on
him, thinking that it was' Caesar who
had come to kill him.
VETERANS OF LOST CAUSE.
They Are Rapidly Passing Away in
State of Texas.
,A Houston, Texas, dispatch says
a.t the rate the Confederate veterans
,and pensioners are dying throughout
Sthe State, it will not be many years
-before there will be no more need for
an appropriation for Confederate
E pensions. According to the manner
-of determining the deaths by the de
Spartment, there has been an average
-of between 200 and 300 deaths among
the veterans during each three
Smonths. For the present quarter,
however, the number of deaths has
Sreached 700 or more.
Woman Gets Twenty Years.
Sobbing piteously, Mrs. R. L. Rob
bins was sentenced to servo twenty
- years in the penitentiary by Judge
Parker in superior court at Val Dosta,
Ga., Wednesday for the murder of
.her neighbor, Miss Belle Smith.
Neighborhood Quarrels caused the
killing which occurred last July.
-Fearful Bomb Explosion.
m At Diggs, Bolhium, a bomb explo
,sion during a cinomatographic ex
hibition, Tuesday caused two deaths
'and Injured 63 persons. Eight of the
victms hard their legs amputated.
ALL WIPED OUT
An iain Farm Hand is Suspected of
Mardering n Entire Family.
KIED FOUR PEOPLE
The Bodies Were Not Found Until
Twenty-four Hours After the Hor
rible Crime Had Been Committed,
But a Bloodstained Hatchet Tells
How It Was Done.
Some time between last Tues >y
noon and evening, an Italian farm
hand of de Freestville, a Ressenlaer
county hamlet six miles from Albany,
N. Y., is believed by the police to
have slain Mrs. Conrad Morner, a
widow, and her daughters, Edith, ag
ed 20, and Blanche, aged 17 and her
28-year-old son, Arthur.
The bodies of the three women
were discovered late last night in
the cow barn, on the Morner farm,
where they had been so hacked that
the murderer had been able to crush
all three of them into a small manure
pit on one side of the stable.
Arthur Morner's body was missing
and trace also is lacking of the farm
hand who was known as Ed Dennis.
A blood-stained hatchet and a four
foot ball stick *ere found in the pit
near the three bodies and with these
the murderer first felled and then
murdered his victims, the police be
Motive for the crime seems to be
lacking. What money there was in
the house before the murder was
found Intact. Indications, the au
thorities say, point to the murderer
as being insane.
The body of Arthur Morner, muti
lated and with the throat cut, was
'ound early Thursday under another
part of the barn floor.
The police are searching for an
Italian farm hand known as Ed Den
ais, who had ,been emplbyed by the
Miorners since last September. Little
is known concerning him.
The tragedy was not discovered for
more than twenty-four hours after it
3ccurred, when a neighbor remarked
the failure of Arthur Morner to bring
to him, according to daily custom,
milk for shipment to market.
MASONIC GRAND LODGE.
Elects Officers for the Next Year, and.
The grand lodge of Ancient Free
Iasons of South Carolina concluded
ts 135th annual communication at 2
'clock Wednesday and was called off
:o meet again next year In the city
f Charleston. At high noon Wed
esday the grand lodge elected offi
:ers, and these and their appointees
were duly installed. The officers for
he ensuing year are as follows:
Grand master, George S. Mower of
gewberry; deputy grand master, Geo.
P. Bryan of Greenville; senior grand
warden, R. A. Cooper of Laurens;
junior grand warden, W. W. Wanna
:naker of Orangeburg; grand treas
irer, W. H. Prioleau of Charleston;
rand secretary, 0. F. Hart of Colum
ia; grand chaplin, Rev. W. P-. Smith
>f Spartanburg; scnior grand dea
:ons, J. P. Duckett of Anderson and
T. F. Kinney of Bennettsville; junior
irand deacons, S. T. D. Lancaster of
Pauline and L. I. Parrott of Sumter;
grand stewards, C. K. Chreitzberg of
Rock Hill and A. J. Thackston of Or
ingeburg; grand marshal, John Ken
ierly of Edgefield; grand pursuivant,
I. E. Cogswell of Charleston; grand
:er, W. A. Winkler of Charleston.
District deputy g-and masters are
as follows: First district, W. G.
'fazyck: Second, J. H. Peurifoy;
rhird, A. Patterson; Fourth, W. A.
iles; Fifth, B. E. Nicholson: Sixth,.
Kenneth Baker; Seventh, W. A. Hud
ins; Eighth, 0. R. Doyle; Ninth, A.
3. Rowell; Tenth, W. B. Patton;
leventh, Van Smith; Twelfth, M. H.
Bandifer; Thirteenth. Joseph Lind
ay; Fourteenth, J. B. Wallace; Fif
:eenth, I. S. Jones; Sixteenth, W. E.
Tames; Seventh, J. C. Sellers; Eigh
:eenth, W. L. Glaze.
FURMfAN STRONG FOR WILSON.
Governor of New Jersey Heartily In
Students of Furman University at
Greenville We'dnesday organized a
Woodrow Wilson club. The student
body of Furman University is anxious
o help the candidacy of Gov. Wilson
in every way. The officers of the
Woodrow Wilson club of Furman
University are: C. D. Boyd. presi
lent; P. M. Bales, vice president;
Wiliam Craig, secretary. Prof. Dan
iels spoke heartily in behalf of the
movement. James Allan, Jr., of the
University of South Carolina, ad
:ressed the organization meeting,
saying among other things that
Woodrow Wilson's conception of pub
lie service is the true conception
hat of obeying the people and not
Fell Dead in Store.
The Augusta Chronicle says Mr.
iesse C. Griffin, one of the most prom
nent planters and merchants of
Robins, S. C., a station on the Port
Royal division of the C. & W. C.
railway, 29 miles from Augusta,
dropped dead in his store at that
place Tuesday shortly after the ar
rival of the train at that station from
Democrats Sweep Arizona.
The first State election in Arizona
has resulted in a sweeping Demo
ratic victory, according to admis
ions of Republican leaders at Phoe
nix. The constitutional amendment
elminatng the recall of judges, be
lieved to assure Statehood, passed al
NO HOPE PO. THE' lMN CROSS
Forty-Five Bodies Have Been Recov
ered, But Flames Break Out Anew L
Giving Much Trouble.
Hope for the rescue of the fifty-- .
odd men still unaccounted for in the
Cross Mountain Mine near Briceville,
Tenn., has been about abandoned.
The report Tuesday that three more
survivors had been located brought
the whole population of the town to
the mine. When they found that the
report was untrue they were greatly
Progress in the search was ob- Bi
structed by a smouldering fire, which U
raged from early Tuesday until 3 a
o'clock Wednesday afternoon in left h
cross entry No. 17, requiring the efa Pr
forts of half of the government crew
to extinguish it.
Barrel after barrel of water was R
rolled into the mine in cars and
pumped on the fire. For a time it st
threatened to cause serious trouble, 01
but finally was subdued. Whether
the fire was started by the explosion Jo
or from a miner's lamp is a matter ca
of dispute. re
The body of Horace Irish, aged 60, a
boss of the gang, rescued alive Wion
day night, was known to be in the M
vicinity, and it is said that those ar
with him when he was killed by the sa
explosion left a lighted lamp beside K"
the body when they were forced to all
another chamber by bad air. Irish's ho
body has not been recovered. sa
Forty-five bodies had been brought m
out up to nightfall, and several more
had been located. The owners offi
cially announced Wednesday there cr
were 85 men in the mine when the
explosion took place. be
Friends and relatives of miners be
unaccounted for are * manifesting co:
great impatience because rescuers are
not making faster headway. There
are 20 miles of mine to explore, and th
less than 25 oxygen helmet men who
can penetrate to all corners. se
Canary birds are being used to de- hu
tect the presence of poisonous gases ho
with great success, and miners who to
at first were disposed to scoff at them
are beginning to realize their value. ha
Miners without helmets are not per
mitted to enter chambers in which
the birds can not live. he
Ernest P. Bicknell, director of the co
American Red Cross, arrived Wednes
day to investigate the situation. He
expressed approval of the relief meas- Go
ures already taken and indicated that 00
he thought the local committee was uv
competent to take care of any fam- $2
ilies made destitute by the explosion., ha
JASTARDLY DEED FOR ROBBERY. ha
North Carolina Farmer and His Wife i n
Killed by Thieves. .ari
News reached Charlotte Wednesday
of the murder of John Dixon, a prom-fe
inent farmer of Cleveland County, N. u
C., and his wife late Tuesday night. J
Robbery is said to have been the mo Co
tive of the crime. Two men are said be<
tc have gone to the borne of the mur- da:
dered man Tuesday night and asked in
for assistance in releasing a team pr,
from a ditch in which it had fallen. wi
The farmer went to the aid of the
men and was killed. The two men Fe
then returned to Dixon's house and val
bea~t the wife until It was thought she th<
was dead. She survived, however, Fo
and was able to relate the affair Wed- mi
nesday morning. She died later. pe
The farmer is said to have sold i
some cotton a day or two ago in Shel
don, twelve miles from his home, and
the men are thought to have been in "
serach of money believed to be in the
home. A child one year old was W
found in the home of Its slain parents
unharmed, but bespattered with
blood about its clothing. -
Posses of men and boys are scour- f
ing the country near the scene of
the crime, and it is believed that a th1
lynching will occur if the guilty men J
are apprehended. Two negroes were So
arrested late Wednesday night, but of
their Identity has not been estab- in
FOUR MULES ARlE GONE. -se
They Mysteriously Disappear From e
a Camp Saturday. rer
Four mules mysteriously disap- Ou
peared from the timber camp of J. T. a 1
McPennon, about seven miles from to
Bennettsville, Saturday night. There bet
were six men in camp at that time,
and no one seems to know anything
of the whereabouts of the mules.
Two were dark bay mare mules and
the others were dark mouse-colored R
mules. Diligent search has been
made in this county, and it is thought
that they have been stolen.
ALILEGED WHITE FIEND. in
On a Very Serious Charge Young Ta
Man is Put in Jail. sai
Oscar Johnson, a' young white man cai
of Tucapau, Spartanburg County, is gu
in .jail on the charge of attempted fri
criminal assault on a young girl of an
that section of the county, the war- kn
rant being sworn out by the girl's
mother. Solicitor Otts sent for the res
young wonian, and she appeared in Qu
his office and made an affidavit. When m14
she told her mother of the alleged ag
attempt the parent swore out a war- vo
rant against Johnson. fol
Double Tragedy at Bradford.
At Bradford. Pa., while discussing
arrangements for their honeymoon sai
trip to follow the wedding scfreduled Ge
for next week, Miss Grace Cable and va:
her intended husband, Anthony Koh- 17
nen, were shot and instantly killed at spi
the Woman's Home soon after mi-- Sh
nigh on Tuesay. (in
rmer Army Chaplain Accused Of In
DST PLACE BY DRIK
nfession of Private Quirk Leads to
Arrest of Rev. Charles M. Brewer,
Who.Alleged that Ex-Chaplain, for
Revenge, Instigated Dynamiting of
A dispatch fromrmction CityW
.nsas, 'says, the Rek. Charles M.
ewer,_formerly a chaplain in the
ifed States army, now i pastor of
Baptist Church in Olustee,. Okla.,
.s been accused in a confession by
ivate Michael Quirk of implication
a mysterious series of .explosions,
Lich have ba.ffled authorities at Fort
ley for six months.
United States Commiisoner Chase
tted Brewer had bee arrested at
ustee and was bek held for
ifted States marshals." Mrs Anna
rdan, of Kansas City, ,,impli
ted in Quirk's confess Ma0rar
sted in Kansas City ai aesnt f
telegram to the police..'
Quirk, In his confession, which.was
ide to Col. Eli D. Hoyle, 6th field
tillery, commandant at Fort RileyA7
id he blew up the bridge across:
tw River, June 24 last, and the cav
-y stable, June 30, when 25 cavalry
rses were burned to death. He
id also that he blew up the water
Lin which supplied the post with
Quirk declared he committed these
mes at the instigation of Brewer,
LO sought revenge because he had
en Court-martialled and dismissed.
>m the service for conduct unbe
ming an officer and a genfleman. _
Mrs. Anna Jordan, implicated b
tirk, is the wife of a convict in
a Federal penitentiary at Fort
avenworth. She was arrested here
reral months ago for aiding her
sband to escape from the guard
use. He was recaptured and sent
the Federal penitentiary.
Mrs.'Jordan was released. Quirk
s.been in the guard house an sus
:ion of connection with the explo
ins for nearly a month. Last night
sent for Col. Hoyle and made the
afession, at Fort Riley.
Explosions and fire at Fort Riley
thin six months have destroyed
vernment property valued at $500,
0. A big storehouse on the manoe
re grounds burned with a loss of
00,000. Since Quirk's arrest there
ve been no fires.
It was said at the post that others
ve been implicated and that more
-ests will follow. Bre'wer was born
Alabama 34 years ago. He be
ne chaplain In the United States
ny in 1907. Hie is married and
a several children.
Brewer was chaplain of the 6th
ta artillery stationed at Fort Riley
til he was dismissed from the army
se 21 last, after conviction by
urt-martial, of charges of having
mn intoxicated at an enlisted men's
ace at the fort, and with behaving
an ungentlemanly manner in the
asence of enlisted men' and; their
r.es, Lafarch 31 last.
Army officers at Fort 'Riley sala the
deral authorities had under o~bsei
:ion several persons implicated in
recent dynamite explosions at
rt Riley and that additional arrests
ght be expected. It was said the
rsons under surveillance are prom
)FFORD STANDS FOR WILSON.
:Lson Club Organized at Enthusi
A Spartanburg dispatch says Wof
d College students Tuesday organ
d a Woodrow Wilson clu.b at an en
isiastic meeting, addressed by
nies Allan, Jr., of the University of
ith Carolina, who stressed the duty
Southern collegians to keep closely
touch with political condition
'oughout the country and to use
~ir best endeavors to work up a
itiment for the nomination of Gov.
Ison. After Mr.: Allan's stirring ad
ss the following officers were elect
President, R. T. Wilson of Lau
is: vice president, R. L. Meriweth
- secretary and treasurer, W. L.
zts. The club begins its work with
nembership of about 90, and hopes
interest every Wofford student to
~ome an active member.
SAYS INDIANA IS IJOST.
publican Chairman Says Taft Can't
Carry the State.
Edwin M. Lee, chairman of the
li ana Republican State committee,
ued a statemnent at Washington,
which he declared his State would
lost to the Republican party if Mr.
ft were renominated.
'Mr. Taft can not carry Indiana,"
d Mr. Lee. "If he is the Republ
1 nominee our fight is lost before a
n. is fired. As one of his origina
ends who labored for him nigt
cl day, I have been driven to this
owledge with extreme reluctance."
Mr. Lee added his conclusion was
tched only after a searching in
iry through his present committee
n and in person. What two months
> was passively on the part of the
~ers, he says, now had been tran-.
med into "dissatisfaction."
Was Over a Hundred Year.
At the age of 117 years, which Is
d to be well authenticated, Ca
ntry, a negro woman, -died at
anah on Tuesday. She was
94, was a native of Georg
mnt most of her life nin
e retained her faculte
a short time of he'