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VOL. XXVII. MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 3.
STATE UNION MET IN ANNUAl
SESSION THIS WEEK.
ELEITION OF OFFICERS
Several Matters of Importance Con
sidered.-Addresses on Live Topic
Were Made.-Report Rendered oi
Marketing Cotton and Other Pro
The State Farmers' union met i3
the house of representa, ves at Co
lumbia Wednesday afternoon at thyre
o'clock. E. W. Dabbs, the presiden*
In the chair. On account of slight in
disposition of the secretary, J. Whit
ner Reid, J. B. O'Neall Hollo-ny 0
Newberry was appointed assistan
secretary. All the State officers an
swered to their names except A.D
Hudson, a member of the excutiv
committee. The officers were: Pres
ident, E. W. Dabbs; vice-president, B
F. Keller; secretary-treasurer, J
Whitner Reid; chaplain, W. E. Bodie;
doorkeeper. A. F. Calvert, conductor
C. W. Suber; sergeant-at-arms. W
P. Caskey. The members of th<
executive committee are H. T. Mlorri
son and Douglas McIntyre.
The roll of lelegates showed mani
bf the counties represented.
List of Delegates.
Abbeville, Brown Bowies; Ander
eon, S. A. Burns, H. C. Summers;
Barnwell, J. A. Jenkins. R. E. Wood
ward: Berkeley, S. W. Russell- Ches
ter, T. J. Cunningham; Chesterfield
J. F. Crowley, W. A. Sellers; Char
endon, R. D. White; Colieton, J. 0
Jacques, C. F. Koger; Dc.rlington, J
B. Cansbury; Dorchester, D. L. Mc
Alhaney, W. W. Way, L. W. West
bury; Florence, -W. P. Gause, W. H
Worrell; Greenville. A. B. Black;
Horry, James A. Lewis, T. M. Lundy;
Lancaster, J. Q. McManus; Lee, R. M
Cooper: Lexington, James W. Shealy
T. H. Shull; Marion, E. S. Edwards
F. 3. B'oatwright: Marlboro, Charlec
Crosland; Newberry. R. T. C. Hunter;
Oconee, J. T. S. Hopkins: Orange
burg. J. H. Claffy, W. 0. Tatum, G
C. Shuler; Richland. F. H. Roberts;
Saluda, J. C. Riley, J. A. Hare: Sum
ter, J. F. Williams. W. R. Wells: Un
ion, H. C. Little; Williamsburg. W. D.
The following committees were ap
Committee on credentials--J. Whit
ier Reid, T. J. Cunningham. R. E
Woodward, D. L. McManus, W. 0
Committee on resolutions--J. H
Claffy, S. A. Burns. Douglas McIn
tyre, W. D. Daniels. J. A. Jenkins.
Committee on produce markets
B. Harris, J. Frank Williams. J. W
Crowley, J. Q. McManus, J. C. Riley
Committee on press reports--J. B
0)'Neall Holloway. W. A. Stuckey, J
C. Riley, C. W. Suber.
Committee on cotton marketing
and warehousing and banking-Rob
ert M. Cooper, W. 0. Tatum, J. 31
Brogdon, 3. L. McManus, R. T. C.
Committee on education-H. W
Beall, W. A. Stuckey, A. 3. A. Per
Committee on legislation--W. A
Stuckey, Dr. W. C. Brown. 3. H
Claffey, 3. H. McManus, and E. W
The president read his report. Thi
executive comrilittee made Its repor1
showing in detail the condition of the
Reports from various standint
'committees were made on legislation
At the night sessio., interesting ad
dresses were made by H. W. Beall
G. F. Hunnicutt, editor of Southerr
Cultitvator, State Superintendent od
Education 3. E. Swearingeni.
The following commIttee was ap
pointed on the good of the order-B
Harris. R. E. Woodward, W. H. Wor
relI, T. 3. Cunningham, Chas. Cros
At the morning session Thursda:
an address on marketing farm pro
duce was made by G. F. Hunnicutt
editor of The Southern Cultivator.
He laid emphasis on the necessit
fcr scientific production to obtain thi
best quality and the need for assert
ing the various products and that the
best markets should be sought an<
the law of supply an1 demand consid
The address was discussed by W
P. Gause of Florence and A. B. Blac)
of Greenville. Chas. S. Barrett gav<
the result of his observations in trav
eling and the opportunities the Souti
afforded the farmer for development
Remarks were also made along th
same line by 3. Swinton Whaley o
Charleston and 3. G. L. White c
The following report was made b;
the committee on produce marketini
was as follows:
"Your committee on produce mar
keting recommended the following
"That more county business ager
cies be established and that the unio1
members market more of their prod
ucts through these agencies and giv
more attention to putting these prod
uacts In neat sad attractive package
and store their non-perishable prod
ucts and take advantage of the high
est tides of the market and co-operat
more in selling perishable product
iPi order that freight rates may b
reduced and encourage the growin
of diversified products especially I
the axtent of home consumption. B
such methods we shall be able I
have more of the comforts and lu:
unies of life in our houses."~
TbIs report. presented for the con
mittee by 3. Frank Williams, pres
dent of the Sumter county union, w'3
The dection of officers resulted
follows: E. W. Dabbs, president; I
r. Keer, rice-president: J. Whitne
Reid. sucretary-treasurer: W. E. BC
die. chaplain; C. W. Suber, condu<
Tor: W. P. Caskey, sergeant-at-airml
A. F. Calvert. dorkeeper.
Member of the executive committe
for full termn of three years: R. 3
Member of executiv~e committee fc
uneperedterm of one year to su,
ceed A. D. Hunson: B. Harris.
Delegae to rnational union-E. T
An a'iress was made by Charl!
S. Barrert. givin.g an account of sot
of the or nCipal co-operative ente
pr ises cf the Farmers' union. I
describui ho'w :he people in oth
parts of the t'ountry were actual
.atn ot~ ractie its principles
;AFTER THE ARMY WORM
EXPERTS ARE ON THE GROUND
IN ANDERSO'N COUNTY.
It Is Believed Now That the Pest
Will Not Do Any Very Serious
Damage to the Crops.
The Greenwood Journal says news
comes from Anderson that an active
fight is being waged on the arm worm
which is doing great damage to the
corn and cotton crops of that county,
and it is now felt that no further
danger need be apprehended.
Dr. E. A. McGregor, representing
the United States government, and
Dr. W. F. Webster. entomologist,
have the situation in hand, having
been sent from Washington by Sec
r<-tary Wilson and Congressman Aik
en. These two experts will go to
any other counties where tne worm
Secretary Wilson does not think
the worm will do extended damage
in Anderson, but thought it wise to
send an expert to look over the sit
uation. The worm, he says, appears
at intervals all over the south nearly
every year but he has never done
what may be termed general damage.
Dr. Webster will be prepared to do
everything that can be done to check
Mr. Aiken talked with a number
of representatives from cotton states
of the south. They too have had com
plaints as to the army worm from
time to time. Congress has never
been asked to make any official ap
propriation on the subject of the fed
eral and state authorities were al
ways been able to do everything ne
The bureau of entomologyhas been
very much worried by this early ap
pearance. The worm has been found
from Florida to t - North Carolina
line and in a strip extending west
ward. Dr. Webster thinks that the
hot sun is driving the worm north
He declares that the worm is no
worse than usual in its depredations
and is at present confining its de
struction - to the grass and tender
young corn. He advises the farmers
to watch their fields closely and upon
the first appearance of the worm to
use arsenate of lead, in the propor
tion of one to eight of flour.
genuine co-operation. The speaker
gave facts and showed the results
that had been securel. He gave good
arguments and facts to show the ad
vantage of scientific marketing
through co-operative agencies well es
tablished and honestly and econo
He gave some account of the gen
eral work of the Farmers' union. He
laid great stress on the importance
of remaining organized. Let us keep
the union well organized into a close
and compact army, so that it can go
forward and accomplish greater re
sults n the future than in the past.
He described some of the results ot
the efforts of the Farmers' union In
securing some legislation in the in
terests of the agricultural classes.
Mr. Barrett said that Clemson col
lege is looked upon as the foremost
agricultural college of the country.
That wherever he goes he is con
stantly hearing complimentary re
marks about Clemson. "I want to
say to you. Dr. Riggs; Clemson is
At the afternoon session the first
address was made by John L. Mc
Laurin of Bennettsville. MTr. McLau
in took for his subject "Cotton
Warehouses. Marketing a Bank
ing' and the same subject was also
the theme of addresses by T. W. Car
ter, president of the Mississippi Far
mers' union and National Warehouse
company and W. B. Pace, president of
the United States Trust and Ware
house company. Business methods
and co-operation were urged, and the
addresses were listened with close at
tention by the members, several new
ideas being advanced.
A recess was then taken until the
At the night session Dr. W. M.
Riggs. president of Clemson college.
delivered an address in wnich ne ex
plained the scholarship for the one
,year agricultural course in the col
,The committee on banking made
s report through R. M. Cooper. The:
report was adopted.
Subscriptions to a fund to supple
ment the salary of the State presi
' lent were made by representatives of
several counties amounting to $450.
The secretary was instructed to call
on every county union in the State.
and interested members of the order.
to increase this fund, in appreciation
of the valuable services of the State
president, who was re-elected by ac
f John L. McLaurin and President
iDabbs were authorized to prepare a
'till on the cotton warehouse matter
that will not conflict with the decis
ions of the court.
A telegram to -H. T. Morrison,
executive committeeman, from the
Isle of .Palms Development company,
urging the union to hold the next
eecnvention at the Isle of Palms was
read and the invitation was unani
mously and enthusiastically accepted.
eCapt. 3. H. Claffy gave an earnest in
vItation to the union to stop over in
Orangeburg city on its return trip.
This was accepted with genuine en
The question of the meeting of the
State union during the session of the
l egislature was left to the executi~ve
After an interesting session of two
das the South Carolina Farmers'
union adjourned Thursday night. The
program as carried out was of espec
ial value to the farmers and the ad
dresses delivered contained valuable
Big Oil Lamb Burns.
Fire at the plant of the Union Pe
roleum Company at Marcus Hook,
Pa.. early Wed-nesday, destroyed the
warehouse. barrel factory, tin fac
-tory, several oil tanks and part of the
wharf of the company, and almost
completely wrecked the British tank
steamer Trinidadin. Several freight
cars also were burned. The loss,
-aside from that sustained by the
eIsteamer. is estimated at $200),000.
Fatal Motorcycle Collision.
At Lexington. Ky.. Charles K.
a Moors ree-elving teller at a local
lbank, dIed Wednesday and his broth
rier. H. W. Moores is not ext'ected tc
ieilive as the result of a collisIon be.
er tween their motorcycles. Tlhe- brota
lvy ers were returning fromn Winchester
THEY HAD HOT TIME
IN THE YOUNG TOWN OF SALUDA
ONE MAN KNOCKED DOWNI
When Evans, Candidate for Attorney
General, Began Making His
Charges About Sheriff Sample of
Saluda County, One of Evans' Sup
porters was Knocked Down.
Pistols flashed and blood was shed
!n a fight on the campaign platform
at Saluda Wednesday during the
speech of B. B. Evans, the trouble
being precipitated by Evans' charge
that Sheriff B. F. Sample, of Saluda
county, had been whitewashed "by a
grand jury for theft". and causing
the greatest sensation that has yet
marked the campaign.
Neither Sample nor Evans were in
the bloody mix-up, but Simon Coats,
of Gilbert Hollow, in Lexington coun
ty, who came on the train from Lex
ington Wednesday morning brought
B. B. Evans' grip to the stage and
shouted many loud remarks in favor
of Evans, was the sufferer in the
fight. He was knocked down by
Sheriff Samples' brother and was
dragged bleeding from the stage by
several big men. He had tried to in
terpose between Sheriff Sample and
Evans, when Sample rose to demand
if it were ha that Evans deferred to
as being "whitewashed for theft."
Coats was apparently under the in
fluence of whiskey. Evans has fre
fuently in this campaign charged
that Sheriff Sample stole certain re
ceipts from him, which resulted in
his being indicted for forgery, and
also that Sheriff Sample was a thief.
He began his speecb by saying tbet
he came to Saluda in spite of an al
leged report that he was afraid to do
so, and he said he would repeat the
charges made by him on other
stumps. He then began the charge
that Sample bad been guilty of dis
honest acts. Sheriff Sample was on
the stage. Evans made the state
ment that a man of Saluda county
had sworn an affidavit before the
The man Coats, who suffered in the
fight. was a conspicuous and noisy
listener to the candidate in Lexing
ton county. At the conclusion of his
speech Evans expressed no fear at be
ing in Saluda. and said'he had come
to the town alive and he would leave
"Don't speak too soon," said a
voice from the rear of the stage. and
there were several like expressions.
Sheriff Sample was elected to his of
fice in the first primary over seven op
ponents. and his friends there showed
a keen interest in his affairs with Ev
ans. Evans once lived vn Saluda
This affidavit charged that he (Ev
ans) had committed forgery, and that
the same grand jury while he was
there held this man for a change of
tbeft: that he had collected Evans'
tax and put the money in his pocket.
At this point Sheriff Sample arose
nd faced Evans. and demanded if it
ere he that was referred to, Ev
ns replied that he had made his
tatement; that he had the stage and
f Sample wanted to meet him. he
ould do so later. outside of the
rowd. Sample again demanded Ev
ans to answer his questions but Ev
ons did not do It. At this moment
. P. B'tard, Sheriff Sample's broth
r here. Chairman Forest and several
other men interfered and prevented
Simon Coats was one of those who
nterposed and the fight was trans
ferred to him. He was trying to in
terpose when Sheriff Fanygpte grab
bed him, jerked him back to the tloor.
Cats arose and persisted In his at
empt in interference. He approach
d the sheriff's brother who struck
him down, inflicting a wound in his
head, which bled considerably. He
was hustled 'off the stage by a police
an. A numnber of women tnen toox
wats on the platform.
"I am done with that." a little lat
&r began Evans, as he proceeded with
is speech and he did not again make.
The charges against Sample. He said.
however, that his statements were
based on pure records. Later he had
a little debate with former
County. Treasurer Walter Thatch
er. concerning the charges against
Sheriff Samples, but there was no
Evans repeated his charge often
made against Lyon and the Ansel dis
ensary commission, and these were
later strongly denied by Lyon, who
said that Evans' charges were " in
famously false". It seemed that in
the crowd Evans had some friends
but Lyon was loudly cheered when
he was announced.
About twenty-five hunarea people
heard the candidates, those for Go;'
ernor speaking after a barbecue din
ner had been served.
Wrecked Street Car.
Dynamite placed on the rails ex
ploded under a street car at Boston,
Mass., Tuesday night, wrecking the
car, seriously injuring two passengers
and badly frightened 30 others. The
car had reached an overhead rail
road bridge when suddenly two ex
plosions were heard and the bottom
of the car was lifted and shattered.
scattering debris over hte passengers.
Discharged from Custody.
At Kansas City. Miss Ethel Gam
ble. who shot and instantly killed her
father, Charles Gamble, at her home
Wednesday. when Gamble forcibly
entered the house, was discharged at
her preliminary hearing. The evi
dence showed Miss Gamble and her
mother had been brutally treated by
Gamble for fifteen years.
Lose Lives by the Auto.
L. R. Winn. president of the Annis
ton baseball club, and Robert Brit
ton aged eight, were killed there
-hen Mr. Winn's automoone turned
turle over an embankeneont tnre
~is ouitside the city~ Mrs. Winn
ad her~ baby and two young womea
v~h 're in the car. also were 1ns
Twice in Same Place.
Last Friday afternoon the home of
!'ton JTackson in Yorkville, was
struck by lightning, tearing a bureau
completely up and shaking the house
badly. Three or four members of the
faiywere near enough to witness,
bu were unhurt. Just four years
. t e =S thing occrred.
SHARK ATTACKS BATHIE
IN SULLIVAN'S ISLAND SURF 0M
Corporal Kirkpatrick, Stationed a
Fort Moultrie, Was Severely Bit
ten by the 'Monster.
While bathing In the surf off thi
post barracks Tuesday afternoon oi
Sullivan's island Corpl. Kirkpatricl
of the 78th company, coast artillery
was badly bitten .by a shs,ru, whicl
attacked him while he was in watei
about up to his shoulders, and whict
severed two of his toes and Taceratec
his foot badly before he could bi
dragged by his companions Into more
The News and Courier says the un
fortunate man's condition-on Wed.
nesday noon was rather doubtful, a!
it could not be definitely aeerded ul
to that time whether or not blood poi
soning would set in. The wound is 2
most painful one, the leg being badly
swollen, and the soldier lies in th(
post hospital in -much pain.
A number of r ther soldiers were it
bathing with Corporal Kirkpatrick a
the time. They heard him utter a
cry and call for help. Some thought
be had been taken with a eramp. His
comrades rushed to him and dragged
hIm into more shallow water, and as
they did so they saw the fins of a
large shark churning the water vic
ously, and the creature seemed about
to attack the rescuing party.
They managed to scare off the
shark by creating a disturbance in
the water and then Corporal Kirk
patrick's wound was noticed. The
shark had bitten two of the toes off
cleanly and the ankle was badly cut
by the shark's teeth. Corporal Kirk
atrick was rushed to the post hospit
l, where twelve stitches were requir
ed to draw his wound together.
Those who saw the shark say it
was between seven and eight feet
long. A party of soldiers went back
to look for the fish or for any other
that might be in the neignborhood.
They were unsuccessful in their
search. Wednesday a party of sol
diers' were fishing for the shark part
>f the day. but with no results.
An atttack by a shark upon bathers
In the surf around Charleston is a
very rare occurrence, although it is
not at all unheard of. While the sol
diers are certain that it was a shark
which inflicted Corporal Kirkpat
rick's wound, they have not been
frightened out of the idea or surf
bathing by the accident, as they are
onvinced It was a chance occurrence,
and not likely to happen again in the
VICT1[ DEAD, SLAYE.R GONE.
Inother Tragedy at Olar, White 3fen
The Bamberg correspondent of The
ews and Courier says Coroner
Zeigler has just returned from Olar,
in that county, where he went to
told an inquest over the dead body of
Lennie Reed, a young white man,
who was shot at that place by Maner
Morris, also white, on Wednesday
Little evidence was brought out at
Lhe inquest beyond the fact that Reed
was shot and fatally wounded .by
orris. The cause of the difficulty
seems to be a mystery and by some
he act is thought to be almost wholly
Morris has left for parts unknown
ad unless he concludes to surrender
is arrest is thought to be unlikely in
he near future. The usual verdict
was rendered by the coroner's jury
nd a warrant for the arrest of Mor
ris was placed in the hands of the
agistrate at Olar.
The coroner reports that Including
he three negroes. who were lynched
near Olar a few weeks ago, that sec
tion of the county has the unenviable
(listinction of nine homicides to its
redit (or discredit) since the Christ
as holidays began. Of the victim!
six were colored and three white.
Another unusual and interesting
'ict related by him is that in the Bap
ist Church Cemetery at Olar, which
was established about eighteen year!
ago, are to be found the graves of
nine white men who met death al
Shands of their fellow men.
FELDER IGNORES BLEASE.
Will Pay No More Attention to Gov
Attorney Thomas B. Felder of At
lnta has decided that he will ignore
the recent charges ipade against hint
by Gov-. Cole L. Blease in connectiot
with Felder's recent testimonl
against Blease before a legislativi
committee alleging corrupt acts ox
the part of the executive.
In a statement issued the Atlanti
attorney, who was instrumental ii
clearing up graft in the old dispen
sary system of South Carolina, dis
cussed the personnel of the witnesse:
who appeared on behalf of the gov
He declares that in addition t<
these witnesses many others hay<
ben dictagraphed in Charleston an<
elsewhere in the State. Their name:
have been furnished to the commit
tee, he says, .but the individuals ha;'
absented themselves from the Stati
and "they probably will find it con
venient to remain beyond the border:
until after the primary election i1
Woman Cowhides Informer.
Mrs. Lillian Pettit is under arres
ir Atlanta, Ga., charged with cow
hiding the man who furnished th
nformation on which her husband se
ered a divorce. Edward Hurst, he
brother-in-law, held the victim. C. B
Reeves, while the woman literall:
wore out the cowhide on his head and
Larg..s - Casket E ker Madle.
The largest casket ever made i:
Nashville has just been finished fo
Mary Harris. a negress, who dies
Moday. The corpse weighs 601
pounds and the coffin Is six feet thre
inches in height and 36 inches i
width. No hearse can be foun
large enough to convey the body t
Coyotte Caught anad Choked.
Trac.y Cox, who has distinguishe
himself on the sVhInman Colle's
gridiron and has a cov'eted tracli ret
ord heard a nose in his enicke
coop at Walla Walla. Wash.. Sunda
night and going to investigate foun
a coyotte in the yard. 14e fought th
nimal nt strangledi it.
HALTS CARS WITH hN
BROOKLYN DWELLER SENDS MO
TORXEN TO COVER.
Trolleys Held Up For a While.-Po
lice Snatch Beligerent From His
Stronghold on Roor of Porch.
The storm flooded Flushing are
nue, Brooklyn, Monday, and the
"wash" from passing t'rolley cars
sent the water in surging waves into
the basement of Salvator Lodocle's
home, near Navy street. So Lodocle,
revolver in hand, climbed to the roof
of his front porch.
"Halt!" he cried to the motorman
of the next trolley that approached
from the east. The car came to a
quick stop and the motorman took
refuge inside the car. Some of the
passengers jumped off into the water
half up to their knees and ran away.
Others hid under the seats.
The first car from the west was
brought to a stop by Lodocle in the
same way and similar scenes were
enacted by its passengers. One wo
man stumbled into a deep and muddy
puddle and when she got up she was
speechless at the bare sight of her
thin dress, which clung to her like
the casing of a sausage.
Meantime Lodocle had held up oth
er cars, and before anybody had tak
en the trouble to call the police,
Flushing -avenue was strung with
halted trolley cars that extended for
a mile in both directions. The block
ade reached from ;ne Brooklyn
Bridge to the Wallabwut market.
"It's an outrage!" yelled Lodocle,
pointing to his flooded cellar, as he I
was snatched off his porch roof by a
"It's an outrage!" chorused the
water-soaked motormen, conductors
and passengers, pointing at Lodocle
and his revolver.
It was an hour from the time Lod
ocle mounted his porch until the traf
fie tangle was straightened out by b
As for Lodocle, the police locked
him up in the FlushIig avenue sta
FELDER TALKS OF BLEMAE.
Afdavits Made by Felons Convicted
T. B. Felder, of Atlanta, Saturday t
night made the followng reply to the i
statement made by Governor Blease 1
on Saturday in Columbia:
"Blease substantiates his state
ment by the affidavits of men who
have been convicted of felonies and
pardoned by him and by men who are
under indictment for grafting in
South Carolina. Further than that
the reply that will be made to him
will be as soon as he is relieved of
his Gubernatorial robes.
"It is just as certain that he will
be landed in the penitentiary as it is
that the Ohio grafters, the Atlantic
City grafters, the iMcNamara, Abe
Ruef, of San Francisco, and the land
robbers of Oregon were placed be
hind the bars.
"We have better and more conclu
sive proof against Blease and his as
sociates than Detective William J.
Burns had against any of those peo
ple who are now sei 4ng terms in
various penitentiaries of the United
A WORD TO YOUNG MEN. t
If You Want to Vote You Must Join I
Since the last State Democratic
primary in 1910, hundreds of young
South Carolinians have attained their
majority and will be qualified to vote
in 'the next primary on August 27
upon condition that they put their
names on the Democratic club roll of
the ward or voting precinct in which
Placing your name on the Demo
cratic club roll of your ward or pre
cinct qualifies you to vote for State '.
and county officials in the next elec
tion provided that you are a male
citizen of the United States, 21 years1
of age, and have resided within the
State for the year and in your ward
for 60 days previous to the primary
on August 27. It Is not necessary to
have a' receipt for city, county or
The fact that you may be a quali
fled elector with -your name on the
registration books of your city or
county does not entitle you to vote in
the Democratic primary. Your name
must be en the Democratic club roll
of the ward or precinct in which you
live in order to cast your ballot in the
primary on August 27 for State and
county candidates. Enrollment on a
Democratic Club roll is absolutely es-1
sential to voting in the coming pri
Taft and Wilson Meet.
President Taft and Gov. Wilson,
the respective candidates of the Re
publican and Democratic parties, are
to be on the same platform to make
speeches in Atlantic City some time
between September 30 and October
5, according to an announcement
made by the American Good Roads
congress, representative of o0 asso
ciations, which is to be in session be
tween those dates. Both accepted
invitations before they were nomi
rnated, to address the congress and
their addresses will be non-political.
Dangerous Auto Smash.
Five pe~rsons were injured, two so
seriously they may die, when an au
tomobile speeding fifty miles an
hour, at Cedarhurst, Long Island,
early Sunday, with three men and
two women passengers, struck
squarely against a tree, turned tur
t~e and flattened into a wreck. All
the occupants were hurled to the
Ate Tripe and Died.
SFour little negroes are dead and
three others critically ill as the result
o' eating raw tripe at the home of
Tom Austin, their grandfather, in
Thomas County, Ga. All are chil
dren of one mother and there is one
set of twins. The children found the
tripe while they were alone in the
house and had a feast. 'Ptomaine
On Vigil at the Grave.
eThe pet horse of Miss Elfrlda Bleh
rens and her pet terrier stand vigil
Iat the grave o'f their mistress, in the
San Antc~bio cemetery, and It is fear
ed they will starve to death. The,
.h as laid to rest.
DROWN IN A FLOOD
KINERS CAUGHT IN GOAL MINE
LIKE RATS IN A TRAP.
MANY LIVES WERE LOST
'loudburst Causes Water to Rush in
to Manway with Pracitically no
Warning to Entrapped Victims,
and Fourteen Were Drowned Be
fore They Could Escape.
Caught like rats In a trap, when
water rushed into the man-way of
superba No. 2 mines, at Evans Sta
ion, three miles north of Uniontown,
?a., Wednesday afternoon, after a
loudburst, thirteen men were drown- t
d and thirty-seven escaped. after a
nost harrowing experience. The men
vere drowned about 4,000 feet from
he mouth of the mines, their only
Lvenue of escape.
It is reported that at least one
nore victim, an unknown foreigner, I
vill be added to the list of dead. He E
vas passed by other men in the mine I
vhen they escaped, refusing to ac- t
oapany them to a place of safety.
The majority of the victims had
arge families and about thirty chil
tren a-re deprived of their breadwin
Lers by one of the worst catastrophes
hat has ever visited Fayette Coun
y. The men who escaped were forc
d to half swim and half walk to the 1
it mouth through water ranging In t
lepth from their waists: to - their I
ecks, on their way to safety.
The majority of the miners were I
:nocked down by timbers that were I
ent down the mine with great veloc- '
ty in the raging current. Several
en were being carried back Into the I
aine to certain death when rescued I
y their companions, who risked their e
It was stated by officials of the Su- c
erba Company that It will take at c
east sixty days to clear the mines of
rater and until that time the -bodies
aust remain in the water where they
Superintendent .. W. Butter3iore Y
ras the first man to see the high I
rter start in the man-way. He 8
aised the alarm and all the men on d
he outside rushed into the mine yell- I
ag loudly as they went. In that
anner more than half of the miners 9
rere saved. I
Relatives of the miners and mine V
rivers, when the alarm was raised, t
ushed to a large hole made by the
rater at the man hole and frantically e
rew sticks, stones, bushes, poles b
nd whatever other timber they could
nd into the water in a futile effort to
top its rush into the mines.
Women and chillren remained at
be mouth of the slope, refusing to (
eturn home until an attempt had
een made to rescue their husbands
ad fathers. The water rose so
uickly after the cloudburst that it
ractically destroyed all railroads
nd street railways In Fayette Coun
Nothing could be done to avert the a
atastrophe. A dam that had been c
uilt around the man-way, a day or v
wo ago, when the water was high, y
as washed away and the water, t
ushed into the mine so rapidly that b
he pit was filled In less than thirty;
Three men lost their lives In Le
ront, No. 2, mine, of the H. C. Frick ti
~okg Company, about a half miles
rom Superba mines, but 97 others
rho were caught in the flood there y
Andy MfacHak, a driver In the
ine, when he realized that water
as rushing in with such rapidity asc
o flood the entire ming, cut loof'e
e wagon, and while hanging on to I
he chains was drawn to safety by(
he two mules.
When it was certain that the thir-i
scn men had perished in the Superba
sine, the survivors persisted in form
ng a rescue party, but offcials of ther
nine refused to allow them to risk
eir lives. The mine is flooded soC
hat it would be impossible to enter
to it more than 100 yards without
The wife of Andy Valco, left with
le little children, oldest aged eight,
rashed into the mine, going some dis
ance down the slope before being
vertaken. She tore her erothes in
ir anguish when refused entrance
t the slope. Mine Inspector I. G.
obin. who was soon on the scene.
;aid that as far as he could ascertaini
he catastrophe was unavoidable.
SHOT AND ILLED HIS MAN.
3obert B. Sanders, of Barnwell Coun
ty, the Victim.
Robert B. Sanders of Red Oak
ownship, Barnwell County, was shot
md killed by Jesse Owens, a white
rnmploye on Mr. Sanders place. Thb
artculars of the homicille are "ry
meagre, but from what camn be learn
d there seems to have been a difli
:ulty of some sort between Mr. San
lers' and Owens' wife. The weapoa
used was a shotgun. Practically the
ntire load struck Mr. Sanders in the
ace, causing death in a few minutes.
Mr. Sanders was a well-to-do, highly
respected citizen of Red Oak town
hip, and has always been considered
a. quiet, peaceable man. Owens had
only been working for him as a farm
hand for a few months.
Fatal Lightning Bolt.
John M. Ashley, a well-to-do farm
er and distant cousin of Josh Ashley,
was killed by lightning. fifteen miles
from Anderson. He was riding his
mule through a swamp in search of
his son, who had been out in the
storm. The bolt hit Mr. Ashley on
the top of his head and killed him
and t-he mule instantly. The bodyj
of Mr. Ashley was found later by hisI
son. Mr. Ashley was about fifty,
years of age.
Midshipman Falls to Death.
William L. Bullock, of Corsicana,
Tex., a mndshipman of six weeks'
standing at the Naval Academy, was
killed Sunday; afternoon by falling
from the top of the mainmast of the
"Hartford lot" deck, a distance of
about a hundred feet. His Neck was
broken and he died iuistantly.
Three Boys Drown.
Three sons of James P. GIllison, a
farmer living eight miles northeast
of Fairfield, Ill., seven, nine, and el'
even years old, were drowned Tues
THE VERB SAME MAN
ERGEANT HING IS MAN ABUSED
BY GOV. BLEASE.
Ee Has Received Many Inquiries
From Comrades Al Over the State
on This Point.
The Greenville Daily Piedmont
;ays several days ago The Columbia
tate published an editorial asking
f the J. N. King, who was ordered
)ut of the mansion in Cotumbia by
lovernor Blease, was the J. N. King,
who was the sergeant of Co. H. Se
onl Regiment, South Carolina Vol
mteers during the Spanish-American
var. It stated that Sergeant King
ras certainly not the manner of man
hat Gov. Blease had painted the J.
4. King he ordered out of the man
Ion as being.
Since the publication of that ar
icle, Mr. King has received letters
rom many different sections of the
tate asking if he was "Sergeant
CiKng." The letters came from men
vho were In the regiment with him.
;o many letters have been received
naking this inquiry that Mr. King
Inds that he will be unable to an
wer all of them personally. Hence
te has requested the press to make
he announcement that he is the J.
Z. King, who was the sergeant of
ompany H of the Second South
arolina regiment during the war.
Many of the letters received by
fr. King assured him that if he was
eally the ex-sergeant, the writers
rould resent the insult offered him
y the governor by voting against
he latter although they were at
resent for him. This attests the
steem in which the "sergeant" was
eld by the members of his com
any and regiment. The editorial in
he State follows:
"3. N. King-we seem to have
Leard that name before. Wonder if
e is that big fellow who volunteer
d to do the hard service of an en
sted soldier in the Spanish-Ameri
an war, ani became sergeant in one
f the companies of the Second South
arollna Volunteer Infantry.
"Certainly that King was neither
Irunkard, blusterer nor hobo four
een years ago. That King, accord
ag to our recollection, had the res
ect and confidence of his captain,
nd when mustered out got the in
orsement, 'Service honest and faith
ul,' on his discharge papers.
"It is something to volunteer 'to
o to war in one's country's service;
is more when the volunteer ex
ects to serve in the ranks, where
he hardest service is done; It is still
aore creditable when at the end of
nlistment that service Is set down
y the superiors, "Honest and faith
ul" That is a good record."
WILL FIGHT ARMY WORM.
longress Asked to Give Money for
The house committee on agricul
ure Wednesday recommenled an im
aediate appropriation of $5,000 to
top the ravages of the army worm in
outhern States. Secretary Wilson
sked for It. Representative Heflin
f Alabama told the committee the
rorm was stopping railway trains in
is district. The Committee will try
a rush the appropriation through
efore the agricultural appropriation
Because of the delay of congress
a passing the agricultural appropria
on bill, Secretary Wilson and Rup:e
entative Aiken of South Carolina
ave taken money from their own
ockets to pay the traveling expenses
f F. M Webster, expert entamolo
ist, who has gone South to investi
ate an outbreak of the army worm
in the corn and cotton crops.
Word was received Wednesday
rom Prof. Webster at Anderson, S.
.that the pest was doing much
ore damage than he had expected.
iouth Carolina, Georgia, Alabama,
ississippi and Tennessee are the
;tates in which the army worm al
eady has appeared to an alarming
[egress. The last previous serious
utbreak of the sort was about ten
MISSING SEVERAL WEEK~S.
noter Young Woman Disappears in
New York City.
Although a general alarm in New
E'ork was sent .out Thursday no trace
>f uliss Doreas Snodgrass, the miss- -
ng Mount Vernon nurse, has been
cund either by the police or the
oung woman's friends. Hopes that
diss Snodgrass might have gone to
he home of her brother-n-law, John
.. Criler, in Oakland, Cal., or to rel
.tives in Martin's Bridge, W. Va.,
vere dispelled when telegrams were
eceived Wednesday, saying that Miss
inodgrass had not arrived in either
i those places. Miss Snodgrass was
ngaged to marry F. Eugene Schmidt,
t well-to-do young man. The young
~voman has not been seen since July
German Officers Drown.
A dispatch from Keenigsberg,
Nonday says two officers of the Ger
:nan battleship Thuringen, which is
nchored with the remainder of the
econd squadron of the active fleet in
:be Kaurisches Haff, were drowned
by the capsizing of one of the small
boats belonging to the -warship which
was taking a boat load of officers
back to the vessel from shore. Eight
ther officers were brought ashore
unconscious but were resuscitated.
Another pinnance loaded with blue
jackes belonging to the fleet also
was wrecked in the surf but all were
Sad Fate of Young Lad.
About half-past nine o'clock Sun
lav morning Willie Berry, about
tw~elve years old, was drowned about
seven miles below Branchville while
bathing in the Edisto river with his
stepfather, Mr. Henry Smoak, and
several other men. The boy was left
in a boat on a sand bar in the river,
while the men went upstream about
a hundred yards to swim down.
When they got almost back they saw
the boy bob up about a hundred feet
below where they left him. .It is sup
posed that he got out of the boat and
was washed off the bar by the swift
Now York Officer Shot.
At New York Patrolman Francis
Reilly, one of the city's hem medal
policemen,~ is dying from wounds re
ceived in a fight with Gangsters, one
HAE A WARM TILT
REPUBICANS - FASHINO THEIR
OLD WOONDS LAID RARE
iondell and Norris, Taft Supporter
and Roosevelt Supporter, Exchange
Verbal Volleys on the Floor of the
House Regarding the Republican
Convention at Chicago.
Republican political wounds were
laid bare and much bitternesswas dis
played in the house Wednesday when
Representative Mondell of Wyoming,
a member of the credentials commit
tee of the recent Chicago convention,
which seated Taft contested dele
gates, and Representative Norris of
Nebraska, an ardent Roosevelt sups
porter, clashed in two sets. Mr.
'londell defended the action of the
convention while Mr. Norris denounc
ed it with bitter emphasis.
Once during Mr. Mondell's speech
order was restored only when the
chair was on the point or ordering
the mace down to compel Representa
tive Warburton of Washington (Re
publican) to take his stat. Again
that emblem of authority came near
being used to quell the turbulence
when Representative Humphrey of
Washington (Republian) declined
Mr. Norris followed Mr. Mondell
with the statement that "a man
whose name was known tnroughout
the country" had acknowledged that
the Taft managers had stolen dela
gates from the State of Washington.
This man, he said, wpis now engaged
in supporting the president's candi
dacy because, Mr. Norris, aided he
entertained "political aspirations".
"When the gentleman makes such
a statement," interjected Represent
ative Humphrey, "he certainly should
ive his authority."
Mr. Norris declined to divulge the
identity of his informant. He lunged
at once into his reply to Mr. Mon
deli and criticised the latter's de
nunciation of "soap box primaries".
e referred to the primaries in Indi
ana, which went for Taft and which
r. Mondell endorsed as regular.
"The gentleman loves the primary
that goes for Taft," said Mr. Norris
ronically, "but how he nates and
despises the primary that goes for
He defended the Washington pri
naries and said that immediately fol
lowing them no charge of dishonesty
of any kind had been registered
against them. It was not until the
aft men decided that if the primary
results were allowed to go unchal
enged the Roosevelt managers would
be within three votes of controlling
the State convention, he declared.
that secret meetings were held and
Taft delegates named.
"The action of the committee In
Chicago," said Mr. Norris, addressing
the Democrats, "are in favor of Dem
ccratic success. They did more to
bring about the possibility of Dem
acratic victory than the Democratic
arty ever did 6r ever was competent
o do. The Taft Republicans and the
achine Democrats are together 'two
ouls with but a single thought; two
earts that beat as one'. When your
onvention met in Baltimore, your
emporary chairman in his 'keynote
peech' devoted all of his time to an
attack on Roosevelt and paid no at
ention to Taft. There is another ev
dence of the fusion and union."
Mr. Norris drew Democratic am.
lause when he said that It was con
eded "confidentially, at least, by all
Republicans," that President Taft
ould not be re-elected. He aided
hat the president "running on a
rumped up nomination", could only
result in votes for the Democratie
''Everybody knows the fight is be
tween Roosevelt and Wilson," he de
Mr. Mondell made specific denial of
the claims of the Roosevelt managers
that Their candidate had been Im
properly deprived of delegates in the
Chicago convention in the contested
cases brought either before the na
tional or credentials committees. He -
haracterized the contests as "mere
bluffs" without shadow of substanti
WILL 3LAKE A GOOD ONE.
Rev. E. 0. Watson, D). D., to Head the
At a meeting of the .board of trus
tees of the proposed Horry Industrial
school held at Conway last week a
permanent organization was perfect
ed in which Robt. B. Scarborough
was elected chairman. Paul Quattle
baum, secretary, and L. H. Baur
Rev. E. 0. Watson, D. D., of Co
lumbia. chief promulgator of the en
terprise, was elected president of the
institution. Dr. Watson accepted the
presidency subject to the approval of
he South Carolina conference of the
Methodist Episcopal church, South, of
which he is a member.
It was decided at the meeting that
the school would open its doors in
September of next year, and that ac
tive work on the institution would
begin January 1, 1913. As soon as
possible and some time during the
fall the preliminary work of survey
ing, draining and preparing the lands
of the school, would begin.
The site of the proposed school will
be on the north side of Brown Swamp
one mile from the Dog Bluff road,
on the Conway Coast & Western rail
way. and seven and one-half miles
Establish Game Preserve.
\arsh Island, located in Ibelia
parish and containing about 74,000
acres, was bought by E. A. Mcllhen
.y. of Avery Island, and will be ad
ded, SO it is understood, to 13,000
acres daeded a few months ago to the
State of Louisiana by Mr. Mcllhenny
and others, to form a great preserve
for wild birds.
Americans Are Easy.
One hundred and twenty million
dollars was fraudulentl~g secured
from the American people during the
last fiscal year by swindlers, who Op
erated largely through the Ufnited
mails, according to a report by Fost
mnaster General Hitehcoch. This was
an increase of approximately $50,
eveno nr the previous year.