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OL. XXVII MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 2.11 02
SAlS UT PLAIN
ISSUES A IARNIG TB
lST START NO PANIS
President Elect Says There Have l
Threats Made and He Hash
the Rumbling. But That
I. Nat al All Afraid ot These a
President elect Wilson raised a
sarning finger tonight to any man
ho might deliberately start a panic
-the United States to show that in
legislative po:ices were wrong
a speech at the banquet of the
t~outhern Society of New York he d4
Z ared he had heard sinister premon
~it#fns of what would follow if the
tic party out into effect
ges in the econom!c polices e
The Presidtnt-el ct first distin- a
ed In hie speech between "nat- C
and "unatura:" panics. He t
d in many case Yncs had come
because of a mental dis
ce of perpXa Vth reference to 0
and ronxy groarslly.
nt the mahinery is In exist- e
" he aald, "by 'which the thing 1(
be deliberitely done. Frankly
t think there is any man living t
dares use the machinery for that
purpose. if he does I promise him,
not for myself, but for my fellow a
country a gibbet as high as Haman's.' m
The governor added that he meant n
no "literal gibbet"* for "that Is not s
itl," - but he said It would be f
gibbet of public disgrace Which
u lire as long "as the members
that man's family survive."
ti "Amer ca with her eyes open isn't b
<o ng to let a panic happen," con
ctued the governor, "but I speak as
iftexpected it-as if I feared it. I
r _o not. I am afraid of nothing."
The president'-eleot's speech cow
ered a variety of subjects. He treat
ed first of sectionalism, declaring
that it should not e'it. J
I "There is a vast deal to do," he
said. "and it can best be done by for
getting'that we are partisans of any
- thing except the honor and prosper
i t'of the nation itself."
Mr. Wilson then referred briefly to
provincialism and said that some d
people had an idea that, all the think
ng people.otLe rouftr7 was done in
ope York eng.j>-He said the South
society represented an importa
tlon of thought from the Soath into
the 'great metropolis. -:
"I am happy to feel that there Is ae
longer a serious consciousness of see
tional differences in the United
States. There can be no sectionalismt
about the thinking of America from
this time of because no hardheaded
wan can prove that there are auch
things as sectional interests." e
The governor here told his hearer a
of his strenuoos day.t
"We thought we strtaightened
tingsout inNew Jersey,''he said '
"They won't stay straightened. Thert d
are some people In New Jersey whc '
are happy that they can count thc
days when th'ey can get rid of me '
u-hyare not going to- get ridos
me. A man can live in Washingtor i
and know what goes on In New Jer- t
ser-and a man can say from Washing
ton what he thinks about New Jer- ii
-sey and he can say. It in the mot 0
~effectually way-by mentioning nam- ~
"This anonymous assertion of in- t
quty ought to be stopped. It's al' ~
erVyY well to majte the public Wh< ~
Qws the journals of the country bu' f
It. also ought to be made public wh
owns this or that Idea. If It can no' C
be produced by law it can be pro
duced by conversation. I have gon'
through a campaign in which I eo
deavored to speak c! things. not o'
persons, but you speak of person
by Implication when you speak o
things and the plbine~r you make th'
speech the more effe'tive you mak'
the mark. The of-y a*y7.to keep oi
of 'trouble In tas it are is to se
that your name~ a c.: cted with th
"I say thie, rt~f as a threat but t'
convey tht. int ria t.-::bat men han'
got to stand u: .-nd be counted anc
put their nau' a down. I thint er
soon as we see t'is is buemness an
not amusemet. sn enthusiasm w'P
arise by i hieh it w!ll be revealed tha
honor and integrity of purpose bree'
more proeperity than any other thing
-In the world. God know' the poo
suffer enough. A. man would besi
tate to teke. a single step that woulk
nvolve f'irther suffering. We m-ie'
move to the emancipation of the
"The ,ask ahead of me so far a'
it Is makilng appointments to offier
is wholly hateful but the task so far
as it is leadership of the United Sta
tes Is fulE of everything that Is brigi'
and touched with confidence becanse
I know that all you have to do is te
appeal to the people of the Unitet
States on~ the right ground and put
those who are wrong out of business
I am not a brave man--because I
don't know anything to be afraid of.
"Some people are making all sortp
of sinster predictions as to the trou
ble we are going to get Into at Wash
igton. T don't think tbere should be
-any concernl because it Is going to be 1
public trouble and a great .lury is al
ways going to know what the evi
dece in the case Is.
"I have been warned by some news
i or~nt keeningr the donr open
bp"m-seyv ho-e pein so ment~ non
p1e want to get Into it. Perhaps I
@botid have said that te ~enor wiT'
O",T ng. to p'-opl' who come to
"T want to say b-'t I inay not he
ve'v nonta' by nrefrrne b-sin," |
en ~ijnneto but after I take the onth'
T shall fee! obitter1 to cut out every
thing that does not touch that bus-|
iess. But business has to be sup-5
poed and cnmprehensively present-t
HAT THE FARMERS OF SOUTH
RODICTS THEY RAISE
nd What They Contribute to the
General Prosperity and Wealth of
the State and Nation by What
They Produce on Their Farms and
Statistics for farm products for
>th Carolina are presented in a
lletin soon to be issued .by Direc
r Durand of the Bureau of the Cen
s, Department of Commerce anf
tbor. The returns for live stock
oducts obtained at the census or
10, like those for crops, relate to
e activities of the calendar year
09. It is impossible to give a total
presenting the annual production
live stock products for the reason
at the total value of products fromu
e business of raising domestic an
tals for use, sale, or slaughter can
t be calculated from the census
The number of farms which made
,y report of milk produced during
09 was 78,779, and the number or
ws on such farms on April 13.
10. was 130,000. The amount or
k reported was 37,362,000 gallons
suming that there were the same
mber of cows in 1909 as in 1910
Is would represent an averagt of
8 gallons per cow. The total thus
tained for 1909 is $2.801,000.
rich may be defined as the total
lue of dairy products exclusive or
1k and cream used on the farm
ducing. Only a small proportion
the milk reported as produced by
uth Carolina farmers in 1909 was
Id as such. The butter made on
rms in 1909 was valued at $2,563,
The total number of sheep of
Baring age in South Carolina on
iril 15, 1910, was 27,926, repre
iting a' decrease of 46.7 per cent.,
compared with the number on
ne 1, 1900 (52,436). The approx
ate production of wool during
09 was 28,167 fleeces, weighing
,819 pounds and valued at $20,
2. Of these totals about two-fifths1
)resent estimates. The number of
aces produced in 1909 was 49 per
it..less than in 1899. The average
fight per fleece in 1909 was 3.2
unds, as compared with 3.2 pounds
1899. and the average p'arue per
and was 24 cents, as compares
th 18 cents in 1899.
The total number of fowls 'on
uth Carolina farms on April 15,
10, was 2.946,000. Of the 1 46,85.!
-ms reporting fowls 24,534 did not
fort any eggs produced in 1909
d 23,756 did not report any poul
raised in 1909. The production
eggs actually reported for tne~
ar was 9,722,000 dozens. valuec
$1, 903,000. The total prodtuction
eggs in 1909, i-1cluding estimates
ere no reports were made, was 11,
9,000 dozens, valued at $2,163.
0. The total production of poul
rin 1909, including estimates
Lde on the saint basis as for eggs
,s 8,811,000 fowls, valued at $2,
The total value of domestic ant
ie sold during 1909 was $2,430,
0 and that of animals slaughtered
farms $4,360,000. making an ag
agate of $6,791,000. This tota>.
weve, Involves considerable dus
ati resulting from the resale or
ughter of animals which had been
rhased by the farmers during the
ne year. The value of the cattle.
luding something less than one
If of the total value of animals
id, and the value of mules sold rep-.
ented about one-fourth of the to
The total of crops in South Caro
.a in 1909 was $141,983,000. Ofl
is amount. 96 per cent. was contri-t
ted by crops for which the acreage.,
well as the value, was reported,
a remainder consisting of the value
by-products (straw, garden, and
ass seeds, etc.) derived from the
ne land as other crops -eported,. r
orchard fruits, nuts, forest pr'o
ets and the like. The cominee
'eage of crops for whi,-,1 a-'reage
is reported was 6,152,845, rep
ating 84.5 per cent. of the total
proved land doubtless consisted
improved pasture, land lying fal
r, house and farm yards, and land
upied by orchards and vineyards,
e acreage for which was not re
Te general character of Sout"
trolina agriculture is indicated bv
e fact that about two-thirds (67.
-r cent.) of the total value of crops
1909 was contribnted by cotton,
d more than one-sixth (17.9 per
nt.) by cereals. The remainder,
presenting 1 4.2 per cent. of the
tal. consisted mostly of potatoes.
d other vegetables, forest products,
d hay and forage.
In 1909 the total acreage of pot".
es and other vegetables was 108.
:2 and their value $6.922.021. E&
uding potatoes and sweet pntatees
id yams, the acreate of vegetables
as 51.994 and their value $?..706.
0. both acreage and value being d-~
dedly greater than in 1 999. The r
>rt distinguishes between the farms
bich make the raising of vegetahi's
businers of somie importance (hai
g produced vegetables valued at
00 or more in 1909) and
her farms. on most of which vecra
bles are raised mainly for home'
mpsumtion. There were In 19A9
2y 327 farms in the first clasm ron
'senting nenrly one-fifth of the tn
.1 acreage and more than one-nin
'the total value, the averare acre
te of veretables per farm for th'ese
trsf brn 2Q." and the~ average
'due of rnant pe acre fS' 4'.
Strawberries~ a--e bv for the mos~t
aportant of the siatt fruits raised
umth Calna. The strawberry
MAKES A SHORT VISIT
[ERYAN STOPS OVER AT FLOR
ENCE A HALF HOUR.
Jays He Has Great Confidence in
Wilson and Feels Sare He Will Win
A dispatch from Florence says Wil
iam Jennings Bryan passed through A
hat city Wednesday morning on his
ray to Winston-Salem from Washing
on. He is of course a marked man
wherever he travels and he travels as
Democrat in the regular coaches or
Pullman where he can write his
ditorials for The Commoner or make
tp his speeches to thrill the country
with. He 'was very anxious to see
he morning papers of this State
then he got there and to get a break
ast at the famous eating house.
He was spoken to by many ad- E
irers, and entered with genuine
leasure into the discussions at the
station. He would have made a
peech if the time had been long
nough, and the crowd around him re
riing to let him get away. To the
orrespondent of The State he said th
hat he would not care to express an
pinion on the personnel of the cab
net. He smiled at the stories told
r his having a private office in Wash
igton, and other stories that are in
rculation make reading for the yel
>w journals. as
He would not comment, either, on
he suggestion of the demand of the c
rorld for him to be at the head 01
be department of state in this coun
ry on the grounds that it would a
lean the peace of the world. He had h
othing to say of the appeal tha
:ems to be made by the Balkan allies
)r the aid of America in their fight 01
)r fair and just terms of peace with v
rkey. He said that he. did not VS
now enough of the real situation to Pr
He did talk, however, of the out
>ok for the Demcoratic party, and
he prospective administration of
v. Wilson. He said that Gov. Wil- 00
n came into office under circum
tances that were unusual and most s
Lvorable. Not only has he the en
re confidence of the Democratic Al
arty, but he has the confdence of **
2e Republicans as wel. The Taft a
ten rejoice that he has defeated
:oosevelt, and the Roosevelt men re- g
>ice that he has defeated Taft. so 86
tat all wish him well. "My confi- -
ence in him," he said, "has grown
s my acquaintance with him has in
reased. He has two things essential -
enable him to win the approval of E'
le public. First be is conscientious "
-that is, be seeks the approvan of ,n
is own conscience in what he does.
ad second his sympathies are with P
te masses. With these two points wi
zed, we can draw a line on a public
tan just as a surveyor can draw a 3
no on the earth when he has two 19
i to the people, so I will not feel i -tr
eccesary to stay in Washington al
e time but to find out by conserva-e
on with my neighbors everywherea
hat they think, for it is a greal 1
eal more important to the country wh
'hat you think than what I think." 04
The governor discoursed somewha' 00
shemently on politie and said there tr
as "too much manners in politic' ma
ad that "good taste often stands It w
is way of public morale." 5
"It is not thought good taste in pol
s," he said, "to say anything about i
naet opponent Unless it is compli- 0
ientary, but it may be very service
Ie." Mr. Wilson smilingly declared
at since he had left the "academic ho
aks to get into the road" he hadlc
und an increased temptation to pro-l
"I think that the recording ange s
robably does not hear those things,"''
e added amid laughter, "for there
such a thing as righteous anger."
The speaker here made reference
i possible changes in economic p*%i
, though he mentioned no specifie
"Some people say," he assented
that business is going to be disturb- b
d bythe changeewhch are goinlgt t
a undertaen by the Democratic L
arty. I mean anges in economic o
olicy. Business cannot be disturbed
ness the minds of those who con
et it are disturbed. A panic. ac-f
rding to the dictionary. is really a
tate of mind. There Is just as mucb
ioney in the country the day afte'
panic as the day before, but it I'
lsturbed differently as a result of r
he panic." o
"Here the Governor iseud his warn
ag against the delIberate starting ot
anics. As he concluded his speecd' th
Le remarked that perhaps ne hat'
ambled in his subjects, but that he
ad tried to steer away from politics Ce
. much as possible-.t
Throughout the speech there were
requent interruptions of applause
nd there was a storm of cheers when
sov. Wilson finished speaking.
Mrs. Wilson sat in a box with be"
laughtes. The bal Irooni in the ho- to
el where the banquet took place was
owded, the list of guests including ,
many personls prominent in public life
The Wilsons will remain in New
ork until tomorrow.4
Many Killed on the Rail. ai
Every time the big railroads of the w
untry took in $3.556 from the oper- 00
ttion of their freight and passenger ei
rains, during the fiscal year endinn pc
rune 30 last, a human being was kill- w
d or injured. The casualties a- a
nounted to 180.123. Of that num- In
,er 10.5S5 were killed and 16.3 $
were in'ured, according to the Inter- ot
;tate Commerce Commission report ta
sent to Congress. c
Mother and Dlaughter Slain. i'e
Near Columbia, Mo.. Mrs. George in
Moore. 61 years old, and her mother. of
M'rs. Mary .1. Wilson. 82 years old, as
a-ere found dead in their home Wed- 6
es7 their heads crushed in with
tn ae. The discovery was made by
Lee Moore, a eon, who has been ar- it
rete an a uaevt.
BLACK FIEND ATTACKS LADD
IN TWO COUNTIE.
One of the Scoundrels Has Bee
Caught and the Other Is Boib
Chased and WilI Be.
In the last few days two white lay
les have been attacked in differ e
parts of the State by black fiend
The intended victims escaped in Lot
cases. One of the fiends has bee
caught and the other is being chase
by a posseeand it is hoped that 1:
will be caught. The fiend that wa
caught was run down by bloc
hounds and he is now safe In jail e
The first attempt was made nea
Kline over in Barnwell County o
Tuesday afternoon on o lady ove
fifty years of age, She was walkin
through some bushes near the edg
of a road, when Moye, who was arme
with a shot gun, accosted her, tellin
her to come to him or he would vi
her. The woman refused to obe
his command. The negro made a
further attem; : to carry out his pur
pose and the ady reported the mat
The hunt was taken up at once any
the fiend, who proved to be a negr
calling himself Gregarie Moye, wa
run down and lodged in jail to awai
trial. After an all night hunt, Moy,
was caught at Cave's station Wed
nesday morning by a Mr. Walker why
turned him over to the authorities
There was no attempt at lynching, a
soon as was first feared,- as the peo
pie seemed to have cooled dowi
Attempt in Marion County.
Near Page's Mill in Marion Coun
ty a black fiend attempted to assaul
the wife of a farmer Tuesday night
alter firing a pistol to intimidate he:
and choking her into a state 01
coma. She was unconscious up a
late hour. The scoundrel made hii
escape to a swamp after. he failed it
his purpose. The whole community
is aroused over the crime, the news
of which spread like wild fire.
The fiend did not accomplish hi:
purpose because his intendea victin
offered resistant'. She had gone ov
er to her father's house, which war
a few hundred yards away, and upon
returning was confronted by thA ne
gro. She fought him off, altogethe1
he used his pistol in an effort to in
timidate her and finally struck he
a stunning blow on t. ad with a
chair or some ot!' arc :.
The father of A at womat
heard the shot w. " would-b
assailant fired. 16, wed to th
home of his daughter nith his ridli
and a shot gun. He fired three time
without effect at the fleeing negro
The bloodhounds which were brough
from Nichols in Marion county di(
not take the trail of the negro. J
Irge posse of men are searching fo
BANKERS FAVOR MEASVRW.
rge the Senate to Pass Lever's Farn
Desertin-g their counting honser ii
the interests of agricultural members
of a committee appointed by thi
Ba.ers' Association of the Distric
or ColumbIa descended on the senat
Wednesday to urge the passage o
the Lever agricultural extension bil
before adjlournment Thursday.
The bill, a hich has passed thi
house, proposes the appointment of.i
silled adviser In every agricultura
county in the United States to alt
the farmers in the proper cultivati
of their lands. It would appropriata
$3,000,000 to run over ten years
the several States to appropriate
The urgency of the bankers' asso
ciation resulted from its meetini
Tuesday. when Representative Leve
of South Carolina, author of th<
measure, explained that if actio1
were to be taken it should be takei
before the holiday recess of congres
because the legIslatures of man;
states meet early next month.
PrL EDl 'fUT HE~R TONGU
'nusual Accident Happens to Green
The~ G'renwood Journal says Mr
Frank L. Holland has a toungles
cow. The animal, which had neve
shown any inclination to be tired c
this particular organ appeared with
out a sign of a tongue several morn
ings ago and since that time has max
aged to exist, though it has been its
possible for her to eat anything. M1
Holland thinks that the cow got it
tongue fastened in something in th
stable (he is unable to say that it I
more than something) during th
nght and in an effort to pull loos
s'e lacerated her tongue so badl
that it came out durIng the nigh
Wh'en found the next morning th
cow was giving every evidence of sui
fering great pain and the reason wa
iot far to seek when the tongu.e wa
found lying on the ground beside he
crop in 1909 was valued at $108
938. The total acreage of sma
fruits In 1909. an increase of 44.
per cent. The production in 190
was 1.408.000 Quarts, as compare
with 959.000 en;ds in 1899. and tt
value was $I113,24 in 1909, as con
pared with $59.486 in 1899.
The total quantity of orchar
fruits produced in 1909 was 133,00
bushels, valued at $958.r00. PeachE
a~d netarines contributed considel
ably more than one-half of -his yui
iv and applies most of the remiair
der. The production of grapesi
1909 amounted to 1614.506 poornd
I uluo dat $*.69 that of nuta t
37.f13 pounds, valued at $26.88
while the tropical fruits wer~e value
.-BOW BE 6OT TIIUt
FOIAKER DISCUSSES THE HEARST
LETTERS WERE STOLEN
it Taken from the Office of Archbald,
- Standard Oil Trust Magnate, by his
n Trust Fmployees and Sold to the
d New York Publisher for a big Sum
e of Money.
d Former Senator J. B. Foraker, of
Ohio, In Washington on Wednesday
produced a statement before the sen
ate campaign expenditure investigat
ing committee, prepared by Gilchrist
a Stewart, purporting to be based on a
9 desediption by W. .W. Winkerfield of
how \\ inkr-rfit-ld and Charles Stump
took the "Archbold letters" from
tue Standard Oil effice and sold them
co a representative of William R.
"Mr. Hearst said on Tuesday that
he did not know how the letters were
procured,' decla: e' the former sena
tor. "Such a preposterous story as
that you might tell to the marines,
but to no one' else." Mr. Foraker
said Stewart in 1908 sent him a news
paper clipping in which W. A. Ullman
"attorney for C. P. Taft," was report
ed to have consulted with Mr. Hearst
about the letters before they were
published and suggested that Ullman,
Mr. Taft and John T. Cronin, the lat
ter formerly conected politically with
Mr. Hearst, be called as witnesses.
Mr. Froaker declared that about a
seek ago he had Mr. Stewart go to
Chicago, where Winkerfield was work
.ng as waiter, and ascertain what he
knew. Upon the interview, he said,
Stewart had based his report. What
that report contained. Mr Foraker
Aroceded in detail, declaring that he
dld not vouch for its acouracy. He'
added that the committee could call'
Winkerfield. Mr. Foraker read to
the committee from a prepared state
neent a resume of the report Stewart
bad made to him of his visit to Win
Mr. Foraker said that while he did
not vouch for its accuracy, he sug
gested that Stewart be called to tell
the story first hand. The first part
;t the former senator's statement
related the alleged story as report
ed by Stewart of the preliminary
negotiations for disposal of the let
ters taken from the Archbold ties,
a visit by Winkerfield and Stump to
k a man named Eldridge and the first
parleys as to the price to be paid. The
principle portion giving the details
of the alleged transactions after that
point, as to the purchase of a number
- of letters, was as follows:
They finally compromised at $5,
000. Winkerfield and Stump then
promised to bring the letters up the
uext evening.. Thu next afternoon
Stump and \Vinkerfield took the let
ters out one biy one from the files.
They then wrapped two coppying
books in some newspapers, put the
whole in a large box. They took 11
Immediately to the Little Savoy, left
It with the Proprietor and returned
to the office; later they secured it
and Stump carried the letters and
books to Mr. Eldridge. Upon his en
trance on this occasion everybody
seemed expecting him~ and he was
'ushered into a large private office.
IMr. Eldridge took the books and
brought from the adjoining room 50
$100 bills, which he gave to Stump.
He asked him if he could leawe the
leters there until the next night and
jcome at six o'clock with his partner.
The next evening Stump went to
qee Eldredge and secured the letter!
and files. Eldridge and another ma:.
lr.formed him that they were of great
value and asked him If he could get
other correspondence. He informes
- him he could. Then he gave him a
list of prominent congressmen. sena
tors. judges, governors and som'
ether men of prominence, telling hin
to go as far back in the files as pos
sble and look them up. Anythine
ifound concerning them was to be
brought to Mr. Eldridge, photograph
ed and returned and paid for accord
lng to its value, This list included
'he names of over 200 men.
They insIsted on getting $5,000 for
,every batch of letters, and this was
agreed upon. For the next batch car
ried to them they were given only
$3,000, and the next only $4.000'
Finally they became suspicious and
sput the letters they had still on hand
r in a safety deposit box as the deposi
tory of all three and with the agree
mekit that it required the signature of
all three to open or secure the con
tents. They furnished .ir. Eidridge
with some of the originals as he ex
plauned he would pay a much h'ghe"
aprice for them. For the Penrose
e Foraker and Hanna batch they re
s ceived over $7,000. The other en
egagements were practically repeti
e tions of the first.
In all they received $34,000, be
-came bolder and bolder and went
through all the files of correspond
ence. Mr. Eldridge 'asked them to
secure two signature of Mr. Arch
bold's uncopied an original. Thie
they did, Mr,. Archbold signing his
name in two albums for them. For
these two signatures they received
I$500 When they were finally apre
8 hended they went into hiding, fear
9 ing arrest.
a When the storm had blown over,
e they offered their entire hatch of re
t aining letters to Mr. Eldridge for
Mr. Hearst for $15.000. These ne
d gotiations fell through, but they sold
0 a few Penrose letters for $4,000 to
' a representative of Mr Hearst. Urpon
-advice of Winkerfld, they decided,
k- to hold all the letters remaining for,
n Becoming in dire straits, they sold.
. few to a representative of Fern for
o 93.500l last spr~ng. Neretinltions haiv"
:begun for the sale of the re'naining
d 70-odd. Poth Winkerfield and Stumn
STATE FARMERS UNION
WILL MEET NEXT MONTH IN THE
cTYl OF COLUM'BL
AU Count) Unions Are Urged to Send
Delegates and a Full Attendance Is
A special meeting of the South Car
c.lina State Farmers' Union will be
leld in Columbia on January 16th
and 17th. The following announce
n..ant has been made by E. W. Dabbe,
the prersident of the State Union:
"A special meeting of the South
Carolina State Farmers' Union will
t-e heiri ii: Columbia Thursday, Jan
nary 16, 1313, at three p. m., and
will probably continue in session un
til the 18th.
"This announcement has already
been given to the pleas and it is now
our desire to state the place of meet
ing. The president of the university
has given the State union the use
of the hall in LeConte college build
ing for the meeting. This building is
on the university campus at the cor
ner of Pendleton and Bull streets.
"By meeting on the university
grounds an opportunity will be af
forded the officers and members of
the State Union to come in closer
touch with this great institution anc
"All county unions are urged to
end delegates on the usual basis of
representation. All members of the
u.icn wi. tan do so are inuited t-i
attend. TL is an important meet
ing and a full attendance is desired.
"Secretaries are requested to send
the names of delegates to the State
secretary as soon as they are elected.
Some names have already been sent
"E. W. Dabby,
"J. Whitner Reid,
WILL SERVE THEM FREE
ailroad to Advertise Southern Sweet
In order to stimulate the use of
he Southern sweet potatoe as a table
ielcacy, the Southern railway, the
.iucinnati, New Orleans and Texas
Pacific railroad the New Orleans and
forth Eastern railway and the Mo
ile and Ohio railroad served the
iweet potatoe free in various styles
)n their dinnig cars on last Wednes
seccial menus were prepared to ad
Fertise the day as "Southern Sweet
Potato Day" and it announced that
ienceforth the Southern Sweet Pota
o will be regularly included on din
iing cars' menus of these lines. By
ii:ecting popular attention to all
.heir patrons to the toothsome and
iutritious qualities of the Southern
tweet potato and the many ways in
ih ich it may be prepared, the South
rn railway, the Queen and Cresent
nd the M. and O. are working up the
tea of enlarging the market for this
~aluable product of the South, thus
~ncouraging the farmers to pay more
ttention to growing sweet potatoes
LS a money crop.
GREEKS AND) TURKS FIGET
irst Naval Battle of the Wr is
Fought by Them.
A naval engagement between the
reek and Turkish fleets occurred
donday between the Dardanelles and
mbdos Island. It lasted for one
our and a half and the damage don.'
Official reports from the Turkish
mnd Greek commanders show that the
urkish warships left the Dardan
lles at 8.20 in the morning. The
ght began at 9.25. What ships were
agged Is not known.
After a heavy cannoading, the
urks, who throughout had remain
d under the protection of the forts
eturned within the Dardanelles. The
urks claim to have silernced the guns
f the armed crueler Georgio Areof,
but the Greek account states that on
v five men were wounded.
Ilhe whole Grek fleet cruised In the
iciity until late in the afternoon,
,hen Turkish destroyers appeared
gain, but quickly retired, pursued by
reek destroyers. The Turkish comn
rander makes no mention of casual
ties. but says his ships sustained no
WOLVES ATE FOUR PEOPLE.
Dep Snows Drive Big Packs from
Mountains for Food.
A cablegram from Lisbon, Portu
gal, says famished wolves Saturday
devoured four persons in the neigh
borhoed of a village in the province
Large packs of starving animals
have come down from the gorges of
the Serra Da Estralla, whence they
~ave been driven owing to the deep
nws and they are terror~zing the
low country. They attack lOnely
farms at night and persons traveliing
along the roads are in constant dani
A greot hunt was organized Katur
day by the country inhabitants in the
province of Beira. More than 20f'
men participated and they succeededd
in rounding up and killing over 100
wolves. Eight of the hunters were
Caused by Strong Drink.
J. W. Reid, of Cheraw. committed
suicide et Union Springs, Ala., Wed
nvsday ri.orning. H~e was a salesman
for a large mercantile house at Un
ion Sprinus, where he had lived for
the past two years. He was thirty
fve yea-s old and unmarried. He
was hiem d making a resolution Tues
day nftere~ 'M le woid die rath
er than t.he anouther drink.
a the thee? cae ieuetrS ,iseoppeared.
W!nkerfield. a negro, is a son of Mr.
MEETS HIORRIBLED Vins.,
P'ROMU LENT CITIZEN DIES FROM
Was Endeavoring to Remove a Be
From the Saw and Got MIs Awe
A dispatch from Sumter says Mr.
Frank E. Thomas, . prominent farm
er and business man of Wedgefield.
Sumter county, and for maLy years a
member of the county board of com
missioners, died at the Sumter Hos
pital Wednesday night as the result
of injuries received Wednesday while
operating a buzz saw underneath his
ninnery building at Wedgefleld. Mr.
Thomas' death will prove a heavy
joss to the county, as he was a very
valuable man on the county board
ard has done a great deal of good for
From information obtained it
seems that Mr. Thomas was endeav
oring to remove a belt from the saw,
which he was operating, wlen his
arm was caught in the belt. He was
Lhrown against the machinery and
one arm broken and his side crushed.
A negro boy saw him lying on the
ground and immediately gave tihe
alarm, so that the machinery could
be shut down and the body removed.
Mr. Thomas was brought to the city
an the afternoon train; and taken to
:he hospital. Ho died about 9:46
The deceased came to this county
with Mr. James A. Aycock from
l'homasville, N. C., and was for many
years the right-hand man of Mr. Ay
.ock in his lumber, mercantile. and '
'arming business. Later Mr. Thomas
went into business for himself and
at the time of his death he was one
of the prosperous men and farmers
of the county. Mr. Thomas served
es a lieutenant of reserves In Col..
.lark's regiment of North Carolina
volunteers, but was too young for.
ctve service. He was 66 .years of
-age at the time of his death.
Mr. Thomas was married In 1885'
to Miss Ammie Keels, of Kingstree;
who, with four sons and one daugh
er, survive him. His children are:
a. Elliott Thomas, W. Birnie Thomas; -
'ee and Currie Thomas. and Miss
Tanette Thomas. The death of Mr.
Thomas rill be felt by many people
broughout the. county, who feet
eeply sympathetic for the members
t his fimily at his sudden and via
FEAR FOR MANY , SmPS.:
Thich are Overdue zt Port. for
Which They Sailed.
Anxiety is felt in New York ship
ping circles for the safety of ten
arge freight steamers, now over due
"n Atlantic passages. Each ease,
rery high rates are .being asked for
e-insurances. The list of overdue
.hips Is the longest postedk,sinoe
899. All the missing vessels left
port toward the end of last :month
ad are known to have encountered
.ijolent weather. Each carriesna crew
if from 30 to 40 men and thb value
f the ships and cargoes total nearly
.8,500,000. Among the overdue
hips are the Witinham, 3.750 tons,
whch left Baltimore for Rotterdam
n'WNovember 20, the Blrchter, 3,700
>ns, which passed Newport News on
Covember 25 from Galveston for
)unkirk, the Sunowdon Range, 3,060
cns, which left Philadelphia on lKo
ember 23 for Leitch and the Bar
Sara, 3,700 tons, wh.ich left Newport
seas on Novembier 22 for Naples.
THE FARMER FEEDTR ALL
Value of the Crops Baised by Them
the Past Year,
Final estimates of production and
alue of eleven of the' important
:rops which go to make -up the enor
nous grand total of 59,532,00)0,000,.
he wealth produced on farms thro'
.he soil and fari..ers' live~ stock dur
ing 1912. as stated by the Secretary
of Agriculture, were announced re
enly by the crop reporting board, bu
reau of statistics, Department of Ag
riculture. The figures are the o c
al governmnent estimates for the im
sortant crops and indicate the acre
age, production, value based on
prices paid to farmers on December
1. These eleven crops are only a
worton of the production of the soil
hich the Secretary -of Agriculture
etimates will amount this year to
$6137,000,000. The Secretary esti
nates the total value of the animal
oroducts of the farm in 1912 to be
HIS LAWYERS QUIT 1113.
mpress Disapproval of Johnseon's Us.
Jack Johnson's atterneys, W. B.
Anderson and E. H. Wright, appear
d in the United District Court at
Chicago on Wednesday to ask that
.helr names be stricken from the
:ecords as counsel for the fighter.
'he lawyers, who are both negroes,
said that Johnson's recent marriage
o Lucile Cameron, a white girl, was
isapproved by them to such an ex
tent that they did not care to be
longer associated with him. Wright
and Anderson represented Johnson
in the "white slave'' cases yet to be
hard. Johnson appeared ia the
Muncrd. Cc..1 to aIswte! to *
charge of essault and battery brought
y a newspaper photorap~her. Hear
ing was deferred.
Bones of Giants Found
Recent exacvations indleste that
the pensisula south of San Francisco
was once inhabited by giants. Prof.
Harold Heth, of Stanford University
i.as unoaihed five miles south of
San Francisco several skeletons of
two men who were of unusu1al height.
A prehistoric village covering nearly
two acres has been the scene of Prof.
WHAT IT DID AND WHAT IT COS'
TO RUN PAST YEAR
SHAT PLANT IS WORTI
Public Service of State nstitutio
a Iarge Part of Erpenditures Las
Year-President Riggs Warns the
Trustees that the Limit of Sucl
Service Is About Beached.
The twenty-third annual report o:
.he board of trustees of Clemsoi
..cllege, which is now being printet
i3 a corporate part of the annual re
,.ort of the State Superintendent 0:
?.ducation, has a good many interest
.ng matters in it for those interestet
in matters educations and for th
general public. The report is, o
course, for the Ascal year endint
June 30, 1912.
During the session the student en
rolment was 811, of whom 798 were
from South Carolina. There were 3
other matriculates besides those OL
.he regular rolls, making a total o
48, larger by 145 than any previous
Among the important achieve
ments of the year are mentioned sucl.
1. The new dairy building and
dairy barns at a cost of about $42,
2. The additions to barrack at a
cost of about $30,000, thus increasing
the student capacity about 100 ca
3. The establishment of the Pee
>ee experiment station at an initla.
ost of about $20,000.
3. The co-operative combination o:
the Knapp demonstration forces anc
the extension work division of the
4. The recombination of the agri
cultural department of the Collegt
and the South Carolina experiment
6. The establishment of the work
boy course and the one-year agricul
6. In the mater of fnances, i
brief statement of resources and ex
endtures may be of interest. A bal
nce from the previous year of $52,
97.10, the fertilizer tag tax of $221,
000, and income from the Unite<
tates Government, the Clemson be
quest, etc., of $51,043.55, make a
tutal of $324.640.05 for resources
or public State work $106,886.5,
,nd permanent additions to the plan
367,493.27-making a total of $319,
03.14 for expenditures.
The rapid inct ease ,,n the money
expended. for publ!e State work
shown in a table giving the igure:
from 1907-8, when the amount wa
only $56,366.12 until 1912-13, whet
the amount being expended is abou
$121,213.38, if present. estimatk
The president. Dr. W. ML. Riggs, 1:
his statement to the trustees has tb
ollowing to say: "I is my duty t
sound .a warning note against unde
aking new lines of public servic
We are now in a balanced conditici
nsted of having too much money, 5
is often charged, we are confronte,
ith the possibility of having tO dro
some of our public work, should th
tax go below $250,000 this year, fo
we receive only about $50,000 fron
ll other sources."
The inventoried property of th.
ollege on July 1, 1912, was the larg'
um of $1,327,728.57. Nearly twr
and a aalf millions have been paid t'
.h college in pivilege tar mon3t
snce the College was established. De
.cting the one and one-third mill
!on above mentioned as inves'(.
i the College plant, and dl little e'e
half a million that has been spen'
1l told in fertilizer analyses and
tther public State work, there is lef'
slightly less than one million which
with Government and Clemson be
erst funds, has been used to teac)
The cost to the State per studen'
94 Clemson during the jesst~on wac
S116.25, a low figure for a colleg.
giving the kind of education furnish
ed at Clemson. and inctuding the op.
eration of costly laboratories, anc
the opportunity to -follow one o:
many, rather than one of few, course:
of instruction. The cost to the par
at per student was $165 for board
lnundry, heat, light, and water, unm
orms, medical and other fees, books
and necessary erluipment.
The board of visitors, one froir:
ach district, including such men as
Judge Purdy, Mr. J. ~Tmore Martin
Mr. David R. Coker, Mr. Thos. F
Parker, and others, in the openim~
paragraph of theilr report, said: "We
are Impressed with the magnitude
nd v!ue of the work done at Clem
son, and with the line spirit tha'
sems to prevail among Its faculty
Te apnarent discipline and the fing
apears nc of the student body, anc
:h thehrough business like manage
I nt of the whole Institution, made
a impresIOnl upon all of our mem
>ers." And the legislative committe*
In Its last report says: The Collegr
bs been injured by criticism fron'
:ns t~~who were not fully informed
i~d has been annoyed by attempts tc
ierfere with its income by legisla
ton, which Is unwise and ill-advised
-and we request that Clemson Col
lee be allowed to work out Its higi
destiny without Interference from thE
Leislature with tne plans of the
board of trustees and the faculty."
Murdered in the Philippines.
Capt. John. Watson. of the 8th cay
ary. stationed at Anteur, Ilarracks
ooPipine Islands, who was
trechent~tymurdered by a Mort
Wednesday night, was a native 01
.1lnrsPs. H4e was graduated fron
v.est Poit in 1900 and assumed comn
mand of Trc'op H. of the tSh cavalr3
i n Mah 1909.