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SE' WISON WILL HAVE
UT IN ICIVIL SEllVICE
Comgre " Joseph T. Johason, of
This State, Epes Himself Very
plainl. on the Matter, Saying That
.i Present System is a Mere Re
Washington correspondent of
The News and Courier says since the
- 2 party began its sixteen
" ko uninterrupted control of the
S> nistratioa n 1897 it has set up
a system o examination for appli
for positions in the consular
sr, The impression has been
narafiTmade, therefore, that the
a sosla are under civil service regu
linen, like the clerical forces of the
various Government departments.
-- The fact is that the consular places
arjln -the aresidential class, and no
orce that is flled under the Constitu
flon by Executve normination can :ie
brought w1thin the compni5or oper
- &oA of the civil service without an
amendment of the Constitution itself.
tons may be required- te
a lif eligibles if the President
and such a system affect
tments and promotions Of
cn was created by an order of
ident Roosevelt In 1908. But
succeeding President can disre
on abrogate ..als system at will,
w ~Jp tative Joseph T. Johnson,
" ? South Carolina, one of the present
~UCftlc leaders in Congress, had
when the matter was men
ped egto him:
The Repub can papers and a
w m.g 'many of-the Democratic papers
a' uring that the consular servrce
should not be disturbed by the in
untnn Wilson administration, stress
lna the alleged fact that this servce
" ~as been taken out of politics and
: under the -classfed or civil servicE
lations and- should there remai.
"Such stamements are amusing.
''~t understand why the Republica:
- :persare so anxious to maintait
s the status quo; but I am surprise<
?" that any Democratic paper shoul!
si= into the trap. I believe strongli
.3 the -civil service, but I detest hy
"oczisy and deception. Here is th
aituation: There are many con
'and consular agents of the Unit
e States. The compensation range
iom $2,000 to $12,000 a year.
S sttime when every consular of
probably was filled by &. epubli
ca the Republican Administratiol
pretense of taking the con
Yf.zltar-service out of politics and put
a git on the merit system. S'ne
,at time :a few Democrats from th+
So-thern States have been permitter
stand very-rIgid' examinations a
- ethi scholarship, and where the:
B~4dsuccessfully have been al
Spnted to some of the consulates o
FcA Istance.- from South Carolina
skher. Haahell, Cook and Jenkin
-.ebeen aPOinted to $2,000 posti
-aya wtwo In these uudesirabli
~ lcstwo or three of these mel
~have been promosed. Dreher, Has
,efliand Jens have been advances
NYt- %5000 Cook remans at $2,000
' would be many, 'oany years befor
~. of these Democrats of the 101
grade could ever reach any onet of th
high and desirable places, if the Re
publicana who now fil them are per
-mlted'.to remain until they die out.
1 .thInk President Wilson wouli
beperfectly justinied in upsettin
iuh. artisan, unfair and sectiona
gement. If the places had nc
-U-een filled in the most partisa
a.d ectional manner It would be al
1 t to take the consular serviceon
of olitics and place It upon meri
a Bbone serious otjection to the fort
S-eamnnatIOns that have been cor
dcahere In Washington is tha
-the eamowinatins require men of ver
igh literary attainment, and woul,
her some of the very beat busines
mien~ in South Carolina. Bow man
of the' very best business men I:
--outh Carolina, who could be instrx
mental in ertending our foreigl
trade, caen speak fluently two Ia:
guages? And yet that is one of th
prerequisites to appointment as con
Itmay be of Interest to you t
'now who fill the most Importan
eousulaz omces. Let me give you th
~ osts, their respective salaries, .th
peronwho llthem nd the State
Sthey hall from In the consular ser
vie in the grades from $5,000 a yea
a pto $12,000 a year:
Londan, $12,000, Griffiths, Nel
-Liverpool, $8,000. Washingtoz
District of Columbia.
- irls, $12,000, Mason, Ohio.
Rio de Januerio, $6,000, Lay, DIe
~trict~ of Columbia.
.aghal; $8,000, Wilder, Maine.
Hvana, $8,000, Rodgers, Ohio.
Hong Kong, $8,000, Anderson. Dis
trict of Columabia.
Berlin, $8,000, Thackers, Penn
Hamburg. $8,000, Skinner, Ohio.
Vienna, $6,000. Denby, Indiana.
Clcutta, $6,000, Michael, Ohio.
Capetown, $6,000, Guenther, Wis
Manchester, $6,000, Howe, 'Mas
Ykohama. 86.000. Scmmons, New
Belfast, '$5,000, Sharp, North Car
Amsterdam, $5,000, Mahin, Iowa.
Lourenco Marquez, $5,000, Chami
Sberlain, New Mexico.
This is enough. It Is not neces
nary to go through the long lIst o
$4,500, $4,000 and $3,500 places
Sfiee It to say that practically al
-~.of these desirable berths are filled b:
Montreal. $6.000, Bradley, Illinois
Ottawa, $6,000, Foster, Vermont
R eico, $6,00, Shankin, Missouri
Constantinople. $.6,000, Randall
Antwerp, $5,500, Diedrich, Penn
ehnefls, $5,500. Watts. Pennsyl.
-Tienn 1g,508, irnabenshue
BODY HAS BEEN FOUND
DISCOVERED IN ASHLEY RIVEI
NEAR A RICE MILL.
Long Search for Former Chariesto
Jeweler, Who Disappeared -on Sat
urday, at Last Bewarded.
The News and Courier says the
mystery of the disappearance of Mr
Joseph M. Thomas was solved a
midnight Monday night by the find
ing of his body in the Ashley River
just off the wharf of Chisolm's Mill
The body was in a semi-decomposes
condition, but was identified by a rel
ative of -r. Thomas' without an;
Mr. Thomas was last seen in lif
at about 11.20 o'clock Saturda:
morning. His hat and overcoat wer
found on the edge of the Boulevar
Saturday afternoon, giving rise to th
theory of suicide. searching partie
had dragged the Ashley River cos
tinuously in vain until midnight Mo:
day night, when to o men from th
Navy Yard, venturing out.from Chip
olm's Mill in the bare chance of find
ing the body, hooked it while takin
soundings at the last moment befor
The two men who round the bod
.stated that they had gone out wit
little hope of finding it, not eve
knowing of the rewara of $300 the
wa- offered for it. They were tall
ing soundings in thirty feet of wate
a short distance from the head of th
wharf. A large hook had been fax
tened on either side of the soundin
lead. Suddenly the hooks struc
something and when hauled in it wa
found to be the body
It was taken into the boat and gil
en attention, notice being sent meal
while to the family of the dead max
to the coroner and to the J. M. Cox
nelley undertaking establishment.
relative of Mr. Thomas hastened t
the spot and quickly identfined tb
body. Mr. A. Chambliss Connelle
arrived soon after to take charge t
the body under permission from Co:
While there is nothing to pros
definitely that the death of M
Thomas was a case or suicide, ever
thing points strongly to this fact. Ti
hat and overcoat, when found on ti
1 Boulevard, were carefully laid asid
In addition to this, it is understoc
on reliable authority that before lea
ing home on Saturday, Mr. Thom:
had. laid aside his. watch and pe
senal jewelry that he had worn red
Mr. Thomas was weout 57 years i
age and was until recently a memb4
of the firm of Sfphen Thomas
Bro., Jewelers. A reward of $300 hi
been offered by 'Mr. J. C. Thomas,
son of the missing man, for the d
livery of the body.
WANTS TO BE JUDGE.
Friends of Octavious Cohen, Esc
B rge His Cims.
A letter .from Moncks Corner
I'he News and Courier says "a stat
mnent which has -appeared in some
the newspapers of the State to tU
Seffect that P. T. Hildebrand, Esq.,
Orangeburg, solicitor of the 1st ci
'cuit, and Mi. 6. Connor, Esq., of t1
SSt. George Bar, are the only ca:
Sldates for the Judgship of the 1
-:ircuit, made vacant by the resign
:ion of the Hon. Robert E. Cope
s Incorrect. The statement bore
SSt. George date line.
SBerkeley County has, and has ha
e candidate for the Judgeship in tl
person of' Octavus Cohen, Esq.,
Moncks Corner, who also maintal
in offce in Charleston. 'Mr. Coherz
:riends believe that he Is far In t'
l ead In the race and that he w
be elected. In .consenting to pernu
ais name to be used in this conne
Stion, Mr. Cohen is making a gre
sacrifice in a monetary way, and I
f riends at Moncks Corner and
Charleston, appreciating that fac
ire doing all in their power to brh
21s candidacy to a sucCessful Co
:lusion. Aside from members
Fthe Berkeley County Bar and cou
~y officals, who have endorsed M
Cohen's ca'ndidacy, he Is endorsed 1
many members of the Charlest<
MAN BURNED TO DEATH.
R ieal Tragedy Attends theMang
. Moving Pictures.
tAt Tampa, Fla., Will Jones, a n
gro, died Saturday from the effect
burns received In a mob esne putc
Bby moving picture makers. Hen:
Makers, another negro, is expected
rdie from injuries received at il
same time. Flimsy clotlkEng worn I
.the negroes. Who were depIcting ca:
nibals in the wilds of. Africa, caugl
from torches, which they were usiz
mn doing their torch dance. Make:
saved himself by jumping into
stream nearby. Some other negro<
were more or less burned, but ne
Some men seem to think that th(
should hold offce all the time. Son
men in this State wno were cand~
dates for re-election to county offec
they had held for some years, b1
who were defeated, are now canc
dates for a high Federal p sition
'his State. It seems to us'that mi
who have held offie for years, at
been repudiated by their own pe
pie, should stand aside and give ot]
ers a chance at the pickings.
Monument Stolen From Grave.
A large and costly monumentc
the grave of a prominent physician
Millenzweig, Germany, disappear4
and was finally discovered on ti
grave of a young girl, the inscriptic
having been skilfully cut off. Ti
girl's parents proved that they ha
purchased the monument as the
"aimed they had done.
F'rankfort, $5,500, Hill, Mlnni
Seoul, $5,500, Scidmore, Iowa
Panama, $5,500, Snyder, Wei
Moscow, $5,500, Snodgrass, Wet
Bareelona, $5,500, Morgan, Loni
Rotterdam, $5,500, Listo., Minn<
Havre, $5,000, Dunning, Maine.
Lyons, $5.000, Hurst, Districte
LOST BROIE FOUND
rWO BROTHERS TO MEET AFTER
Lrticle by the Son of One of Them in
the Newspaperir-Brought the Two
The State says in a month or so
!ev. C. E. Weltner, pastor of St.
duke's Lutheran church, Olympia vil
age, will have as a visitor his broth
r, Henry Weltner, whom he has not
intil recently heard of since 1870.
L romance arises out of the coming
neeting of the two brothers, brought
tbout by a newspaper article written
)y a son of one and read by a son of
Henry Weltner, aged, then, about
[6 years, left Germany in 1868 and
:ame to America. In 1870, longing
[or his native land and his loved
)nes, he paid them a flying visit. A
week or so later he left Germany
again for this country and up to six
months ago had never been seen or
In the meantime Rev. C. E. Welt
aer had come to this country, locat
ing in New York, thence moving to
Augusta in 1898 and to Columbia in
1906. He married in New York. His
r.ly son, one of five children, has
since located in Atlanta, ana through
work there in connection with the
prisons of the State of Georgia has
won much public commendation and
space in the public press.
A special newspaper article on the
views of Philip Weltner in regard to
the prisoners in the Georgia prisons
was recently given- widespread cir
culation. It happened that a copy
fell into the bands of one Otto Welt
ner of Carr county, Texas, who be
came interested in it because he
agreed with the opinions advanced
therein and because the name Welt
ner menat much to him.
This Otto Weitner, as it turned out
proved to be the only son of Henry
Weltner, long lost, and brother of
Rev'r. C. E. Weltner of that city. Com
munication had been the means es
tablishing the identities. And when
Rev. C. E. Weltner receives his
brother in a few w.ress the occasion
will be a happy one.
STIRRED WIFE'S SCORN.
When Husband Cut Her Off From
1114 Bed and Board.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
My having left my bed and board 1
will not be responsible for any debts
contracted by her after this date.
That advertisement, inserted by
Edgar Botts Marshall' of Newton, N.
J., appeared in a paper there last Sat
Recently this advertisement ap
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
After- eading a few lines sontained
in the columns of your paper in re
gard to myself I beg, to differ with
~he author. In the fli-st place, how
could I leave my beloved husband's
bed when the faithful old bed on
which I slept, irncluding the ancient
feather tick and a few board slats.
are the property of his aged father?
A straw tick is also -included in the
make-up, the covering of which !
purchased myself with the in-comi
from my -flock of chickens, which I
orked hard to raise. If I am not
twfully mistaken my beloved 'hus
and furnished the few bundles o!
traw contained therein, hence I left
is bed of straw.
I also beg to announce that I have
urnished a greater part of the board
for my father-In-law, for myself aa
ocor mother was laid in her grave.
herefore, how could I leave his
oard? I also took in sewing and
kept boarders to help sustain my
WVill no longer be responsible for
any debts contracted by my husband.
Girace Brundage Marshall,
Reloved wife of Edgar Potts Mar -
PEACE ALMOST IN SIGHT.
Turkey and the Balkan States Com
ing to Peace Terms.
The protocol arrranging an arm
-tice was signed late Tuesday eve
-ng by the Turkish and Bulgarian
-Mrvia and Montenegro. Prior to this
here had been a long sitting of the
-urkish council of ministers to con
oder fresh proposals submitted by
he allies.- Apparently the Greek del
gates did ntot sign the protocol.
Terms of the armistice as accept
d by Bulgaria, provides that the
9uce shall continue during the en
ire period .of the peace negotiations.
Turkey is to have the right of re
victualling all her besieged force.
and all the detatched bodies of Otto
nan troops remaining in Macedonia
and elsewhere as well as the Turkish
opulations in various parts of the
theatre of war.
The allierd Balkan nations are to
furnish safe conduct for the revic
tualling parties, and the Ottoman
-'crvoys are to be permitted to pass,
i necessary, through forces of the
llies. The blockade of the Aegean
ad Adriatic coasts of European Tur
tey is to be raised. hTese terms are
those who claim that Mr. Roosevelt's
pursuit of his revenges, flamboyant
utterances and sensational perform
ances so disturbed business as to
recipitate that panic.
"Perhaps that is not wholly true.
At any rate if Mr. toosevelt precipi
tated the panic by prosecuting all
'he institutions and individuals lhos
tile to him, think how nobly he re
tored prosperity by handing over the
whole country to those individuals
'nd institutions friendly to him."
Dlies Fro~m Lodge Initiation.
The authorities at Cumberland,
Md., are investigating the, death of
Zadock Troxel Offner, 22 years old.
which occurred during initiation into
the Loyal Order of Moese at Western
port. While members of the organi
zation are reticent, it is stated death
ecurred suddenly during "horse
lay" in the initiation when an elec
tric battery wa.s used.
Riders Are KfIled.
At Plqua, 0., Homer Whitloek,
aged 8, and Ora Wilhelm. aged 23,
were killed Tuesday when their mo
torcycles collided on the Piqur-Troy
speedway near there. Their teeks
A LEAF f ROM -PAST
SENATOR"MI'LAURIN TO STAAD
ARD OIL MAGNATE
WRITES A LONKi LETTER
He Warns John D. Archb ld That
-Roosevelt Said Some Day lie Hop
ed to Take a Fall Out of the stan
dard Oil Gang.
Standard Oil letters being pub
lished by William Randolph Hearst
in Hearst's Magazine are getting
more interesting to South Carolinians
because they are coming closer home.
After disposing of Joseph Sibley, of
e Pennsylvania, a member of the House
of Representatives, and Boise. Pen
rose, a former senator from the same
state, and after showing their rela
e tions with the great trust, Mr. Hearst
pointed out how .the Standard Oil
people- were endeavoring to control
legislation and how large donations
e were made to campaign funds.
Collier's Weekly branded these
Hearts letters as forgeries, but on the
witness stand,. before the Clapp inves
h tigating committee, Mr.-Archbold ad
mitted their genuineness. John
. owndes McLaurin, of Bennettsville,
South Carolina, was a United States
r senator up until 1904 and'in the De
e cember issue of Hearst's Magazine
appears a photQgraph of a letter,
g written by han'd by this ex-senator to
k John D. Archbold and marked on the
s upper left hand corner "confiden
tial", which word is underscored. The
r letter follows:
Bennettsville, S. C.
September 30, 19U4.
a Dear Mr. Archbold:
0 In the same mail by which your
e letter came, was one that I wish to
y quote a few sentences from apro
pos your remarks about Mr. --.
* The writer of the letter was em
ployed in a confidential way by
e S'enator Hanna in matters of im
-. portance. He is a shrewd, close
observer, not overscrhpulous, but
a very Intelligent man, whose pub
8 lie experience and acquaintance is
wide. I knew him- well in Wash
d ington and when he saw my ar
- ticle in the "Sun", he wrote me a
s long letter indulging in some unex
- peoted - criticisms of the president,
- to which I replied combating his
position. He says in part, viz.,
I know the man, his- desires and
r ambitions, and .I can say to you
& with a feeling of- absolute confi
Ld dence, that if he succeeds himself.
-a there will be within eighteen
months after the 4th of March.
eu. an attack of corporate inter
ests as will produce a condition of
unparalleled disturoance among
our people. Reading on Sunday
1 Lawson's "frenzied finance" recall
ed to my mind' a remark. that I
heard him (Roosevelt) make, tha.
he hoped some-day 'to be able to
falout of that-Standard Oil gang.'
eand If he succeeds himself mark
my words he'll try to make -good
e his statement, as he believes that
Sit will appeal to the masses and
rkeep .kim in the center of the
. I thought It might be a friend
t~ ly act to copy this and give it to
. you In strict confidence; from my
~isolated position I can't say wheth
aer It Is worth the ink or not. It
will show anyway that I am not
dunmindful of your various kind
e actions toward me. Many thanks
Sfor your hopeful predictions for
Sthe future, and I trust they may
s~ be true. I regret inexpressibly
le that I cannot .be in Washington
ti11 for the next few years, but fate
t has decreed, It seems, that I shall
~merely sniff the odor of battle in
t stead of enjoying the actual clash
s of arms.
t A man who gets Into politics at
t. twenty-one as I did, Is neyer fi:
g for anything else, because he. can
-. never put his soul Into tamer pur
f suits, and he is liable to find him
- self at forty stranded like n orxd
r. hulk on the shores of the political
y sea, suffering from that worst of
)D Ills, '"a waste of powers unem
ploged". With kindest regards.
Jno. Lowndes McLaurin.
To Mr. Jno. D. Archbold,
Commenting on the McLaurin let
ter Mr. Hearst says:
"Senator McLaurin was one of the
Hanna, Bailey, Penrose, Quay crowd
of associated Standard Oil senators.
"Heis not 'unmindful of Mr. Arch
bold's various kind actions' toward
him: and he writes in the strictes'
s confidence which characterizes the
communications of all these corpor
"Mr. Archbold had evidently writ
ten Senator McLaurin, expressing his
opinion of Mr. Roosevelt, and the
senator Is encouraged by this frank
and obviously not flattering opinion
of 'a very intelligent man' of his ac
"This man had served Senator
THanna 'In a confidential way,' and
ewas 'not overscrupulous'-as no one
could well be who served Hanna and
his Standard Oil masters: That the
man was, however, a 'shrewd, close
nolserver' is borne out by his warn
ing which Senator McLaurln forwards
Ldto Mr. Archbold as a' friendly act'.
S"The 'intelligent man' warns Sen
. ator Mcbaurin that he heard Mr.
Roosevelt make the remark 'that he
hoped some day to be able to take a
all out of that Standard Oil gang
nand.' continues this prophetic person
~and close observer, 'If he succeeds
himself, mark my words, he will try
Leto make good this statement'.
n"The intelligence of this 'confiden
dtial and not over-scrupulous man'
seems to be sustained.by the fact that
Mr. Roosevelt surely did take a fall
out of the Stsadard Oil gang, and al
i- s by a further prophetic prediction
which also came true except as re
gards definite dates.
t "'I can say with a feelIng of abso
lute confidence,' declares this pro
it phet of evil. 'that If he succeeds him
self there will be within eighteen
,, months such an attack upon corpo
rate interests as will pi-oduce a con
. dition of unparalleled disturbance
among our people.'
''It was three years after Mir.
, Roosevelt's .election, rather than
eghten months after, that the panie
-ENT TO THEIR WORK
PIELDS OF LABOR OF THE XETH
Where the Ministers of the South
Carolina Conference Will Serve
the Next Year.
The following are the appoint
ments assigned the preachers of the
South Carolina Conference for the
next year by Bishcp .i!!;o:
C. B. Smith, presiding cider.
St. John's-J. W. Sacle.
Orrville-J. P. Simpson.
Bethel-J. W. Neely. .
Antreville-P. K. Rhoad.
Calhoun Falls-to be supplied.
Clemson-P. A. Murray.
Central-A. V. Harbin.
Honea Path-S. T. Blackman.
Lowndesville-J. C. Chandler.
McCormick-P. B. Ingraham.
Pendleton-N. G. Ballenger.
Starr-J. L. Singleton.
Townville-W. S. Meyers.
Walhalla Circuit-J. M. Lawson.
Westminster-M. X. Brooks.
Williamston and Belton-J. L.
Williamston Circuit-J. O. Bur
J. W. Daniel, presiding elder.
Allendale-J. W. Wolling.
Applenton-E. Z. James.
Beaufort and Port Royal-J. H.
Bethel Circuit-R. C. Boulware.
Black Swamp-J. H. Brown.
Charleston-Bethel, P. B. Wells:
Trinity, R. S. Truesdale; Spring
Street, M. Auld; Hampden Square,
i. T. Peeler; Young's Island, B. R.
Cottageville-W. V. Dibble.
Cypress-M. XI. McLendon.
Ehrhardt-J. C. Hutchinson.
Estill-J. L. Ingraham.
Hampton-L. W. Johnson.
Hendersonville-W. A. Kirty.
Lodge-W. P. Meadors, Jr.
Ridgeland-J. W. Elkin.
Ridgeville--J. E. Carher.
South Hampton-D. N. Busby.
Summerville-J. W. Lewis.
Walterboro-W. A. Fairey.
W. M. Duncan-presiding elder.
Aiken Circuit-D. D. Jeffcoat.
Batesburg-J. E. Mahaffy.
Bath and Langley.-S. W. Danner.
Columbia-Washington Street, S. A.
Steele; Main Street, T. G. Herbert;
Green Street, D. W. Keller; Whaling
Street, J. H. Thacker; Brookland, W.
C. Winn; Edgewood, J. K. Inabinet;
Shandon, L. D. Gillespie.
Edgefeld-J. R. Walker.
Fairfield-C. M. Peeler.
Gilbert-L. E. Peeler.
Graniteville-C. S. Felder.
Johnston-E. H. Beckham.
Leesville-A. E. Driggers.
Lexington-J. E. Rushton.
Leesville Circuit-J. A. Graham.
Lexington Fork-C. W. Burgess.
North Augusta-C. E. Peele.
Ridgeway-J. P. Winningham.
Springfield-S. H. Booth.
Swans'ea-W. H. Whitaker.
Wagener-W. D. Quick.
Columbia College-W. W. Daniel.
Epworth Orphanage-W. B. Whar.
W. P. Meadors, presiding elder.
Abbeville-,G. O. Leonard.
Abbeville Circuit-W. H. Murray.
Butler-F. G. Whitlock.
Cokesbury-G. F. Clarkson.
Greenwood-Main street, J. W.
rilgo; Greenwood mills, J. B. Con
.ely; Greenwood circuit, W. .T.
Kinards-W. R. Bauknight.
Newberry-Central, J. E. Carlisle.
O'Neal Station-A. Mf. Gordon;
Newberry cirucit, 0. A. Jeffcoat.
Ninety Six-F. E. Dibble.
Parksville-B. H. Crompton.
Phoenix-J. H. Manly.
Prosperity-S. C. Morris.
Princeton-R. F. Morris.
Saluda-E. P. Taylor.
Waterloo-J. T. Miller.
Whitmire-J. M. Friday.
Lander College-President, J. 0.
Wilson; professor, R. 0. Lawton;
agent, R. A. Child..
W. A. Massabeau, presiding elder.
Bennettsville circuit-Mf. W. Hoot.
Brightsville-M. F. Dukes.
Bethlehem-J. G. Farr.
Cheraw-G. T. Harmon, Jr.
Chesterfield-L. L. Bedenbaugh.
Darlington-Trinity, B. R. Turnip.
seed; E'irlich, A. A. Merritt.
Darlington circuit-H. W. Humph
East Chesterfield---r. B. Owen.
Florence-R. E. Turnipseed.
HartsvilleB. G. Murphy.
Lamar-B. Mf. Robertson.
Marlboro-J. B. Weldon.
McBee-J. L. Tyler.
McColl-J. T. Fowler,.
Middendorf-W. C. Bowden.
Pageland-3. A. McGraw.
Tlmmonsville-G. W. Davis.
Timnmonsville circuit-G. T. Rhoad.
Assistant Sunday school editor
.. F. Beatty.
Conference secreatry of missIons
P. F. .Kilgo, presiding elder.
Clinton-S. 0. Cantey.
Easley circut-J. D. Holler.
Fountain Inn-W. E. Wiggins.
Gray Court-T. W. Munnerlyn.
Greenville-ABuncombe Street, M.
L. Carlisle; St. Paul, E. S. Jones;
Hampton Avenue, W. M. Owings;
West Greenville, 3. T. McFarlane:
West Greenville, L. L. Inabinet: Beth
el and Poe, W. B. Gosset and W. L.
Greenville circuit-3. G. Huggin.
Greer-E. R. Mason.
Laurens-L. P. Mctsee.
Laurens circuit-W. H. Lewis.
Liberty-B. G. Vaughn.
North Pickens-R. H. Lupq
Norris circuit-E. L. Thomason.
Pickens-G. F. Kirby.
Piedmont-0. M. Asbury.
South Easley circut-D. D. Jones.
Travelers Rest-D. H. Roof.
Editor Southern Christian Advo
eate-S. A. Nettles.
R. H. Jones, presiding elder.
Aynon circuit-F. 6. Hook.
Blenheim-3. S. Beasley.
Conway.-A. D. Bette.
Centenary-R. R. Doyle.
Conway circuit--. I. Spinks.
Clio-A. E. Holer.
Dillon-R. E. Stackhouse.
Gallivants-D. H. Everet.
Latta-F. H. Shuler.
Latta circuit-J. H. Graves.
Little River-J. E. Cook.
Little Rock-M. Dargon.
Loris-S. T. Creech.
Marion-S. lB. Harper.
Marion circuit-J. 'M. Meetze.
Mullins-W. C. Kirkland.
Mullins circuit-W. A. Beckham.
Little Pee Dee-W. C. Owen.
Waccamaw-E. F. Scrogglns.
Horry Industrial Institute-E. 0.
M. L. Banks, presiding elder.
Bamberg-W. H. Hodges.
Barnwell-W. J. Snyder.
Branchville-W. S. Martin.
Cameron-T. W. Godbold.
Denmark-M. M. Brabham. ti
Edisto-L. E. Wiggins. a
Eutawville-S. D. Vaughan. b
Grover-T. A. Shealy.
Harleyville-T. J. Whit.e t
Norway-A. S. Leslie.
Olar-to be supplied.
-Orangeburg-St. Pauls, W. B.
Orangeburg circuit-S. W. Henry.
Orange---J. J. Stevenson.
Providence-T. L. Beivin.
Rowesville-J. K. Holman. p
Smoaks-J. C. Counts. L
St. George-J. W. AiralL R
Kingstree District. v
R. L. Hoiroyd, presiding elder.
Andrews-W. O. Henderson.
Cades-J. L. Mullinia. B
Cordesville-J. B. Prosser.
Georgetown-Duncan, H. J. Can.
then; West End, J. B. Mahaffey. -
Greeleyville-W. P. Way.
Honey Hill-G. P. Penny. b
Johnsonville-J. F. Anderson.
Jordan-W. T. Patrick.
Kingstree-D. A. Phillips.
Lake City-C. C. Derrick. 0
McClellan ille-G. A. Teasley.
New Zion-J. R. Soujourner. t
Pee Dee-J. O. Carroway. a
Pinopolls-W. C. Gleaton.
Rome-R. E. Sharpe.
Salters-W. T. Bedenbaugh.
Sampit-W. H. Perry. -
Scranton-J. W. Bailey. t
South Florence-J. M. Gasque. J
Summerton-J. R. T. Major.
Rock HillI District.
T. C. O'Dell, presiding elder.
Blacksburg-J. P. Patton.
Blackstock-J. N .Isom.
Chester-J. C. Roper.
Chester circuit-J. H. Montgomery.
Clover circuit-H. G. Hardin.
East Chester-J. V. Davis..
East Lancaster-W. C. Kelly. b
Fort Mill-F. L. Glennon. I
Hickory Grove-H. B. Hardy. U
Lancaster-E. T. Hodges. e
Lancaster circuit-C. P. Carter. 1
North Rock Hill-J. A. White.
Richburg-W. S. Goodwin. c
Rock Hill-St. John, E. 'K. Har- e
din; West Main Street, H. W. Bays. J
Rock Hill Circuit-L. T. Phillips.
Van Wyck-W. H. Hardin.
tVnnsboro---J. B. Traywick.
Spartanburg District. -
A. 3. Cauthen, presiding elder..
Belmont-J. B. Kilgore.
Spartanburg-4Bethel, A. N. Brun-|
son; Central, C. C. Herbert; Dun-|
can and Saxon, B. 3. Guess and D.j
Campobello-J. R. Copeland.L|
Carlisle-0. N. Rountree. |
Cherokee and Cowpens-R. A'l.
Clifton and Glendale-Elizie Mey-|
Drayton and Beaumont-to be sup
Enoree-W. B. Justus.
Gaffney-Buford Street, T. El.
Morris; Limestone Street, J. W.
Gaff ney Crcuit-J. A. Bledmoe. *
Inman-J. A. Cook
Jonesville-W. H. Aril.
Kelton-F. El. Hodges.
Pacolet Circuit-A. H. Best. t
Pacolet -Mills -C. B. Dawsey.|
Reidville-E. L. McCoy.
Unon-Grace, 3. L. Daniel; Buf
ralo and Green Street, W. F. Gault; v
South Union, 3. H. Danner. |
Woodruff-W. L. Wait.Il
Superintendent Anti-Saloon League|
-J. L. Harley. .
Sumter Distries. ' i
W. I. Herbert, presiding elder.
Bethany-J. N. Wright.1
Bishopille-G. E. Edwards.
Camden-H. B. Browne.
Camden Circut-J. C. Davis.
Elloree-J. E. Strickland.
Fort Mill-T. F. Gibson.
Heath Springs-H. C. Mouzon.
Kershaw-S. D. Bailey.
Lynchburg-S. 3. Bethea.
Mannng-G. P. Watson.
Oswego-J. P. Attaway. t
Pinewood-R. M. DuBose.
Providence-G. W. Way.
St. John's and Remberts-E. ?. ~
St. Matthews-J. M. Steadman.
Sumter-First Church, D. M. .Mo.F
Lead; Broad Street, J. M. Rogers.e
S. A. Donahoe to Virginia conrer
W. S. Henry to Floria conrerence.
H. L. Powell to Western North
W. El. Thompson to Baltimore con
S. A. Steele to thIs conference from t:
P. B. Wells to this conference from ~
Louisville conference- a
Chesnee-G. H. Hodges-.t
YOUNG GIRLS ARE STOLEN. tC
Daughters of a Millionaire Now Liv
ing in Texas.
P. 0. Saunders, a millionaire own-r
er of mining and ranch properties in :
Chihuahua and other state of Mex-g
Ico, who lately has made his home a
in Galveston, has begun a country
wide search for his two daughters, a
Consuelo, aged 13, and Esperanz, ag
ed 11 ,who were kidnapped Monday. -
Warrants have been issued for Sophia
Martinex, a relative of the children,
and officers of Los Angeles and many
other cities of the West have been
urnished with descriptions of the ti
children and woman. d
It is said that in Melbourne no w
Sunday papers are permitted, no ho- of
tels are allowed to open their bars ""
from midnight on Saturday until
Monday morning and any one driving
past a place of worship at a faster Is
pace than a walk while service is is be
UTl CAROLINA BAPTIST CON
VENTION~ NOW IN
ESSION AT ABBEVILLE
ned on Tuesday and Is Now E 0
at Work.-Col W. H.. Hunt is w
Reelected President for Another ri
Year.-Other Officers Are Named 14
and Reports Subitted.
The ninety-second session of the .
uth Carolina Baptist State Conven- ti
)n was called to order at three t]
,lock Sunday afternoon at Abbeville b
'the president, WaWlter E. Hunt b
Newberry. After joining in asgong o
,e congregation was led in prayer by
rot. B. E. Geer of Greenville. The t
11 of delegates was reported as con- t
ete by the secretary, Rev. Chas. A t
mes, and the convention want into
ection of officers. .
Col. Walter H. Hunt was re-elected
resident, and Rev. -W. B. Thayer of '
aurens, first vice president; Rev.
ufus Ford, D. D., Marion second.
ce president; Rev. Chas. A. Jones,
ennettsville, and Rev.. A. B. Ken:
edy, Columbia, were elected secre
pry and assistant secretary. Prof C
E. Geer was reelected auditor. Rev.
S. Corpening submitted the report c
a order of business, which was c
iopted. . -
The address of welcom'e was made .1
7 Rev. Louis Bristow, pastor of the c
,bbeville church, and the response
as made try Rev. J. F. Vines, D. D.,
t Anderson. -
Ten pastors, who have come late
ie State since the conventionSt-year
go, were recognized and welcomed.
hese were Rev. Josiah Crudup, Tisai
:onsville; Rev. E. P. Jones, New
erry; Rev. Z. G. Ianderson, Newry;
ev. Geo. A. Nichols, Florence eoun
r; Rev. E. V. Babb,' Easley; Rev.
ames McKittrick, Edgefield county;
ev. D. L. Hayes, Barnwell; Rev. J.
Bowen, Newberry county; Rev.. J.
Whitesides, Spartanburg; Rev. R.
Visitors wore welcomed as fol.owt
rof. B. H. Demert, Sonlhern Bap- 1
st Theological seminary, Louisville,
y.; Rev. V. I. Masters, D. D., educa
lonal secretary of the-home-msiow
oard, Atlanta, Ga.; Rev. M. V."'e
luffie, financial secretary or Furmas
niversity; Rev. T. B.. Ray, D. D.,
ducational ~secgetary of the foreign'
oard, Richmond, Va.; Dr. W. J.
)usenbury, representng the Tudsos
entennial memorial fund of the for
ign mission board; Ret. and Mrs.
ohn Lake, and- Rev. 1r. T. Snuggs;
issionaries in China; Rev. John H.
;eger, D. D., .representati'e of Cok-r
allege; ERev. D. 'W. Gwiin, Atlanta,
a., and Rev. W. D. Stb-ens of the
'arolina association, Horrv county.
Reports were submitted by the
ards of ministerial education, aged
anisters' relief, trust-ees of Connie
dfaswell orphanage, Etate missien
card and the report of the sunday]
"'ool field secretrry, J1. D). Moore.
There are now in Furmen Univr-.
~tr thirty-five mnsteria1Idiiid
t will. require $3,400 to -aid theoa
The orphanage has 230 children.
'he gifts to the orphanage this Jea~r
lave gone a little beyondt the lemount
pportioned to it by the convention.
The Stato mission board's report
ras submitted by Rev. W. T. Der
eu, D. D., corresponding secretary.
lfts to the bogrd thIs year have
mounted to $38,058.16. It was good
or the convention to heat this report
or they had been fearing a heavy
ebt. tBut large and numerous con
ributions were rushed Into the treas
try n the last few days of the con
The Sunday school hoard report
as submitted to the following comn
tttee; J. S. Corpening, W. L. Hayes,
. G. Phillips, C. H. Roper, 3. R.
The report on report or aged min
ters to: F. P. Covington, M. U.
ienson, G.. T. Asbill, H. C. Brabham,
3 . Clary.
Committee to report on report of
rustees of Connie Maxwell orphias
ge; B. J. Woodward,. T. S. Wright,
.D. Bailey, 0. J. Prince, L. D
At 4:10 o'clock the convention ad
rurned with, prayer by Rev. W. T.
Ten years ago, 1902, contributions
i the State missions, amounted to
10,508; this year, $38,058. This onei
~em of increase has characterized
ther deportments of the wort in
hieh South Carolina. Baptists are. en
It is very probable, judging from
ecomendations in reports, that er-1
ry department will be enlarged, and
ew features of benevolence begun,
11s incoming ye'ar...- 1
The town of Abbeville has spared
o pains'in sho~wing considerate cour
sy to the Baptist ministers' confer
ee and the B stlst Stater conven
on. Trains are met by the com
ittee and delegates are put -Into
aiting automobiles and whirled to
ie hospitable homes for entertain
nt. Across the street near the new
ad handsome Baptist church swings
double row of electric lighted let- a
ers spelling "Welcome Baptists," I
rid in the public square, pointing In
Sthe street on which the Baptist 'l
urch is located, is suspended 'the ti
rure of a hand lighted by electricity. I
Dr. Chafin did not make much of a
m as a candidate for President on
te prohibition ticket, but If you will
lance at his .pre-election forecast
ain you muist reach the inevitable
mclusion that while be lacks form
ia vote-getter he is some classy po
ical prophet when It comes to .
essing on the result of the Presi-d
Four Burn to Death.
Four persons, one woman and.,
ree small children, were burned to
ath and one other woman receiv
i probably fatal infuries in a fire ~
er Newport News, Va., Thursday. C
iich was featured by the heroism b:
the two mothers in an effort to c e
vetheir childlren. Ia
Congress convened Monday, but it iv
not likely that much business winl
done outside of thte rontrase am4
PROFIT TO: TH:FARMER
OULD ATTRACT MORE YOUNG
MEN TO THE FARM.
,.Lowering Cost of Agriculture and
Making the Production a Lucrative
President Taft in a speech to twen
'-six .governors Saturday urged the
loption of uniform state legislation,
hich would make possible in this
)untry the adoption of a system of
iral credits and low interest-bearing
ans to farmers similar to that in
>gue in many European countries.
"We are not going to adopt a sys
m over night," said the president.
It is going to take a considerable
me before the country shall receive
ie benefit of it, but the earlier we
egin the agitation the earlier we
hall achieve the purpose we have in
ringing the matter to the attention
*There is no subject," continued
te president, "of greater importance
3 the people of the United. States
tan the improvement of agricultural
iethods, keeping them up to date in
11 agricultural comm1unities, the se
uring of profits -to the farmers, the
ttracting of the young men of the
ountry to farming as a lucrative
rofession, and the lowering of the
ost of producing agricultural proe
ts and lowering of their prices to
"We have great. capital in this
ountry, and we -have' farming prop
rty that is producing farm products
f immense value. It would seem
lear that with-these two elements It
rould be possible to introduce a third
y- whici the'farmer engaged in pro
lucing the crops should be able, In
iew of the value of what he pro
Luces and the value of the land on
rhich it is produced, to obtain-money
n the faith of the land and the faith
if the-product which will enable him
o expand his acreage and better his
nethods of cultivation and produc
ion. 'An easy exchange between caii
tal and farmers with proper securiny
las been established in European
iountries, where the rate of interest
iss 'been dowered, so that the farm
;r is practically on the same bass;
>f advantage in-, the borro*ing of
noney as the business man.
"If this can be done abroad it can
,e done here, and if abroaa we find
hat 'government Institutions 'adaptea
o form the conduit pipe between
pitalists-and farmers are success
sully operating why shoila not we
Whie conditions in this country
ind In Europe were somewhats differ
mnt, the president said, yet .by modi
ication of the European plan the idea
could find a'proper place in the Unit
Tle following committee was nam
d to draft uniform rural credit leg
islation--to be recommended to the
tates: Governors O'Neal, Alibama,
:hairman; Johnson of California,
Plaisted of Maine, Foss of Massachu
setts, Had! -y of Missouri, Harmon or
Ohio, Mann of Virginia, McGovernor
Df Wisconsin and Crey of Wyoming. *
TAKEN FR~I gAIL; LYNCHIED.
Body Hanging Prom Limt Tells of
I Dangling from a limb of a tree the
body of Azariah Curtis, a youngne
gro, was- found Friday at Bartler, Ala.,
is muate..evidence that the murdei of
B. B. Bush, a planter, who was shot
to death Tast Monday, had been
Curtis confessed that he and two
>ther negroes killed QLr. Bush while
hey were lying In wait for two men
whom- they Intended robbing. Ac
~ording to -the negro's confession the
righwaymen were waiting for Trax
lollector T. B. B'enmiett and J. H.
Eowlngton, both of whimi were
rown 'to have large sums of money
mn their person.
Mr. Bush was - driving' a - wagon
long the road, on which It was ex
yected the proposed victims of the
iegroes would pass. Curtis stepped
ut from his hiding place and .fired
-int blank at the planter with a
ungebarrelled shot gun. Reloading
he weapon' he fired two more shots
it the pr'anter's body as the mules at
:ched to the wagon ran away.
TOLD H~I TO' SHOOT.
Bight-Yar-Old' White Bay Kills, a
Negro Boy of Sixteen.
News was received in Greenwood
3aturday of the death of a sixteen
rear-old negro boy. on the Gilchrist
lace, 'in, the Liberty Hill section 'of
;he county, as the result of a gunshot
round inflicted by: the eight-year-old
on of, the late Mr.. Tom Zeigler, a
rell known' farmer. Details of the
iffair are lacking, but .the main facts
L reported there are about as fol
ows: Saturday morning the little
eigler boy -and a 'companion wnose
iame cannot be learned became In
rolved in.,.a bo'yish dIfficulty with the
egrist ad the Zeigler boy was told
o draw a gun on the negro and kill
Km. The little fellow fired and mor
ally wounded the negro, death en
ung Saturday morning. Mr. Tom
~eigler, father of the boy, died about
hree weeks -ago.*
Shot by His Playmate.
At Atlanta, Ga., Elmonte Herndon,
ged 7, was shot and nilled-there' late
'riday by Frink WIlson, aged 10.
'he two'. boys were p1 yanpgietao
'he two boys were playing "police
an" when the ac~.ent occurred.
ilson aimed a f2f-calibre rifle at
erndon's head and thinking the
reapon unloaded pulled the trigger.*
Remedy for Tuberculosis.
The specifis for all kinds of tuber
ulosis announced by~ Dr. F. F. Fried
ann to the Berlin Miedical society,
said to be infections of living non
irulent bacilli. It is claimed that
50 consumptives and several hun
red other patients have been treat
1 with practically 100 'per cent, ,of
ares. ~ *
Teddy Will Not Run Aagain.
At Boston, Mass., Roosevelt was
noted as saying he would not be a
mdidate again for the- presidency
i Chas. S. Bird, defeated progressive
indidate for governor In an address
Sa progressive banquet Wednesday
Ight. Bird conferred with Roose
alt recently in New York.
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