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VOL. XXVIII MANNING, S. C. WEDNESDAY., JULY 30. 93N.
MAD DOG AT LARGE
RUNS AMUCK IN ANDERSON, BIT
ING SEVEN PERSONS.
City Council Quickly Acts Requiring
E All Dogs Running on Streets to be
A mad dog ran amuck in Anderson
te Tuesday, biting five children and two
grown persons before it was overtak
en and put to death. The dog, which
was a large hound, was first seen at
a point between the Anderson and
oy Brogon cotton mills.
The first attack was made on the
young son of John Brown, who lives
Ld on Bleckley street. Two dogs at
it the Brown home were also bitten.
Is The dog then started across the
st northern section of the city in the di
te rection of the Bleckley annex. A child
of A. P. Carter was bitten and'also a
child of Walter Casey.
The dog left the city, going in a
4 northerly direction, and the city and
d county authorities were in close pur
suit. On the plantation of Frank
7 Rhody the dog attacked two negro
children, tearing their faces horribly
with his fangs. The dog was not in
jured, although Mr. Rhody and oth
ers fired shot after shot at him. The
. dog got out of sight of the crowd in
L ursuit and was next heard of on the
farm of Mr. Burgess, about eight
miles from the city, and not very far
a from Williamston. The dog was put
to death in that neighborhood after
it one of Mr. Burgess' children had been
r- bitten. Several dogs and cats were
bitten and many of these have been
put to death.
o A dispatch from Columbia says two
of the eight persons known to have
been bitten by a vicious mad dog in
Anderson county. Tuesday morning
came to Columbia Wednesday to take
e the Pasteur treatment. These were
Miss Gladys Cater, thirteen years
old, and the six-year-old child of W.
L. Casey. These have been so serious
ly lacerated that F. A. Coward, M.
D., director of the Pasteur labora
tories, has advised that they remain
here during the twenty-one days nec
essary for the treatment, so that he
may give them his personal attention.
Miss Cater has a badly lorn arm and
I hand, a:- d the other little girl was
Le bitten through the upper lip and has
several scratches over the face.
Imemdiately after the dog passed
through Anderson, a meeting of the
c~ity council was called and an ordi
nance passed, requiring that all dogs
L running at large be muzzled, the res
olution to become effective immedi
ately after such notice -had appeared
in the local newspaper that after
SING SING PRISON BURNS.
ic The Damage Done by Fire Amounted
IV Ossining, N. Y., July 25. The re
is markable feature of the $150,000-fire
y at Sing Sing prison near here Tues
to 'lay was that in spite of the opportun
t ities afforded none of the 1,400 con
0 victs tried to escape. On the other
'hand, 200 of them, trained as a fire
ie brigade, helped the Ossining firemen
to fight the flames. The other 1,200
were marched to their cells and lock
ed up. The paint shop, mat shop,
where the blaze started; cart and
t wagon shop and lumber storage were
destroyed. Kurt Schoenherr, bur
glar, escaped a few nights ago, and
one theory, shared by the convicts,
Pwas that'he had been hiding inside
a' he prison wall and rather than
starve or give himself up set the fire
ar'nd perished. Warden Clancy be
'ieves that the fire is another argu
m tent for immediate work on a new
ardson. The damage done by the fire
e -mounted to $200,000.
teOnly a brisk breeze from the south
K >revented the destruction of all the
'buildings In which the convicts are
amployed, and, in every human prob
i bility, the spreading of the fire that
-azed several of the .buildings to the
s o-called administration building, in
'vhich are the mess room, hospital
5 -nd dormitory in which many pris
>ners are housed owing to the over
rowded condition of the prison.
rWith the north gate of the yard
'burned entirely away, with the north
ast gate open to admit fire appar
tus, and with the west gate open to
t' ermit the running of hose to the
~ udson River, 213 prisoners employ
'1 the shops, many of them "second
ermers," accouated for themselves
fter the fire was under control.
c Not only did none of them attempt
o escape, but as soon as the prison
thistle by a series of short toots
'ave the alarm of fire every prison
'r employed In the shops turned te
>r nd, in the words of Warden Clancy
n 'worked as hard to save the build
, *ngs as they would have to save their
h 'wn homes."
ut As soon as the fire was under con
g-rol Warden Clancy ordered a count
s nade. He had been apprehensive of
he result. The prisoners were or
:h lered to their cells and when the bolt
il vas shot and the count made not a
>nan was missing. In the yard be
re 'ore the men were sent to their cells
hi mne was missing. There was some
o- ;currying around on the part of the
,a suards until a prisoner sitting near
ic, 'by heard the commition and his num
hi '>er called.
"Here I am," he called.
One of the most bereft men in the
'rison was "Hank" Devine, a "lifer"
ec 'md a trusty, who had an "office"
o' mu the roof of the lumber shed. Here
it he had surrounded himself with cmn.
hi ry birds. pigeons. cats and dogs. In
ed the blaze he lost all of his pets ex
ig' -ept a dog.
[1. Nail Victim in Packing Box.
After robbing David Friedman. ol
Cleveland, of $171. two masked rob~
II' 'ers marched him into the basement
or' 'nd nailed him in a packing box.
ng They explained they didn't want him
BLACK FIEND FOILE
NE O AT[ERTS TO ASSAUI
GIRL NEAR AIKEN
ARREST QIKLY MAD
Nine-Year-Old Boy Fights Bru
When Dastardly Attack is Made <
Sicter, Who Was Walking in Ou
skirts of Town When Seized-B
Identified and Jailed.
Venues Wallace, a fifteen-year-o:
negro, has been lodged in jail :
Aiken charged with making a heinoi
attempt to criminally. assault a mo
beautiful fourteen-year-old whi
girl; a member of a prominent Al
gusta family who has been visiting
Aiken for the past several weeks.
The attempted assault occurr
Sunday afternoon between seven ax
eight o'clock, in an isolated spot c
the southern outskirts of the cit
where the young lady and her nin
year-old brether were walking. It
stated that they met the negro i
they were retracing their steps. TI
little'boy asked the negro what tin
it was, and as he approached thex
before she realized his dastardly I
tent, the black had caught her in
firm grasp an thrown her to ti
ground, forcing her arms back ax
away from her head so that he mig]
render her helpless. The nine-yea
old boy sprang onto the back of tl
negro and succeeded in pulling hi
away. The girl then screamed j
loudly that the negro was frighten
and ran away.
~ The frightened children hasten(
on to Aiken and reported the outral
to the family whose guests they wer
The police were called in, and so d
tailed and accurate was the descrii
tion given by the young lady of h4
assailant, that Chief of Police J. I
George had him lodged In the cil
jail within the -remarkably sho
period of one hour after the pe
petration of the dastardly atteml
Both the intended victim of the blat
lad and her brother unhesitating
pronounced him the boy when I
was forced to confront them. TI
young lady saw him and was ask(
if he was the man. She shuadero
and turned away, nodding her heg
In positive assent.
There is absolutely no doubt of tl
identity of the negro. The youl
lady, -with remarkable presence
mind, .observed -every detail as.to t]
appearance of her assailant and th4
related them to Chief George wil
minute accuracy. The man and ti
description tally absolutely. He h,
fresh abrasions on one cheek ai
under an eye, where the frant
young lady had brought her finge
The remarkable thing about t
-case is that absolutely nothing w.
known about the assault, and the p
lice and Sheriff Howard managed
keep the news of the assault secr
until a warrant was Issued befo:
Magistrate W. M. Smoak at 5 o'clo<
and the negro lodged behind ti
brick walls-of the county jail.
FIGHT ON PARCEL POST.
Burleson's Extensions Are to Me
Concerted opposition was develo
ed in congress to Postmaster Gener
Burleson's order reducing parcel pc
rates and Increasing the maximu
size of packages to be handled' in tV
service. The order was Issued Su
day, to become effective August 1
and Wednesday the Senate post off
committee requested Mr. Burleson
appear before the committee ne
Thursday fith an explanation for t
authority of his action.
.Railway representatives Wedn4
day joined in the fight to preve
Postmaster General Burleson frc
increasing the size of parcel PC
packages transmissible through t
mails and reducing the rates to t
come effective August 15. A deles
tion representing the railroads ge
erally throughout the country la
their complaint before senators a
representatives and prepared to p1
test formally against the changes
the interstate commerce commissit
RICH HEIR POISONED.
Wilbur Martin, Sailor, of Anders<
Dies in Philadelphia.
Wilbur Martin, of Anderson, S.
was found dead Tuesday night
Philadelphia. the victim of a pois<
ous drug, and the police are maki
every effort to determin.e how it v
administerea. Martin. a sailor on i
United States battleship Connectic
recently inherited $250,000 throu~
the will of an aunt who died in
Louis three months ago.
Shortly after he was notified of 1
legacy it was suggested that he col
obtain a discharge from the navy,i
the young man declared that he;p
ferred to remain until the end of
term in September. Martin was
years old and bore an excellent re
tation at the navy yard. The pol
have notified the relatives of
Milk Poison is Fatal.
Elliott Cook of the Harsville
tion of Tennessee died of milk poi:
Monday. In the same commur
and nearby at different intervalst
mys'erious disease has appear
Nine have died. A few years
the government sent experts to f
the cause. They were unsuccessft
Shot to Death.
Zed Cunningham. a negro. wi
resisting arrest at his home at F
Lawn. near (Thester Mionday morni
wa hrt and died a few hours la
fA ~ Hi na H
SOUTH CAROLINA FARMERS UNION
IN ANNUAL CONVENTION
HAVE A FINE PROGRAM
Planters Hear Splendid Addresses by t
Experts Who Tell of Trying Agri- t
cultural Problems-Business Ses
sions Are Held at Which Reports
Are Read. h
The opening of the South Carolina N
Farmers' union convention in the ti
pavilion at the Isle of Palms early
Wednesday afternoon augured well tl
for the success of the meeting, for the i
attendance of visitors and local peo- G
ple reached 150, and the experts, in- 0
vited to address the farmers on ques
tions of importance were early arriv
After -President E. W. Dabbs rap- f
ped for order, shortly after one F
o'clock, an address of welcome was T
delivered by Secretary A. V. Snell of t,
the Chamber of Commerce. Re- ti
sponse was made by R. M. Cooper. 0
The main address of the opening m
meeting was that of Dr. Bradford t,
Knapp of Washington, whose subject S
was the marketing of cotton. Follow
Ing his talk the subject was thrown b
open for discussion, talks being lim
ited to five minutes each, and some
live wire ideas were brought out. t]
Col. E. J. Watson addressed the
meeting Wednesday afternoon on
"The Use, Misuse and Purchase of
Dr. W. M. Riggs, president of
Clemson college, W. A. Sherman, spe- b
cial agent, of Washington; Col. E. J.
Watson of South Carolina and Dr. a
Bradford Knapp of Washington are a
the special guests of the Farmers' 14
union and have come here to make t
Wednesday night an executive ses- n
sion of the union was held, when the e
roll call by counties, the report of the
execiftive committee, the president's P
annual address, were the order of f
business. Special discussions of five
minutes each on the good of the or- d
der concluded the night session. a
The annual convention of the State U
Farmers' Union came to a close at the fi
Isle of Palms Thursday, with an op- n
en session in the morning and two ti
business session 'in the afternoon and ti
night. Preident E. W. Dabbs and
some of the other officers were re
elected. Three addresses were heard e,
in the morning and in the afternoon 0
on subjects pertaining to the good.of a
the order. Anderson was chosen for C
the next meeting, the fourth Wednes- u
day in July. c
Oficial List of Delegates. d
The following list of delegates, who k
attended, follows: n
. Abbeville-A. F. Calvert, Abbe- te
Anderson-T. T. Wakefield, Ander- r
Berkeley-E. M. Smith, Holly Hill.
Charleston-J. B. Morrison, Mc- ti
Chesterfield-L. C. Rivers, Ruby. r
R. 1. - n
Clarendon-Marcus Plowden, May- S
esville, R. 2.
Colleton-B. G. Price, Walterboro; t1
W. C. Bailey. Weeks. b
Dorchester--D. L. McAlhaney, St.
George, R. 2.: C. P. Moorer, Harley- s
ville, R. 1.; 3. B. Whetsell, Bowman,
Florence--A. P. Hutchinson, Cow- e
ard; 5. J. Kirby, Scranton.
Lexinion-L. B. Frick, Littles
Mauntain, R. 1; C. W. Smith, Chap- y
Marion-G. T. Gresham, Eulonia;.
A. E. Rogers, Mullins.
Oconee-J. R. McMahan, Seneca,
Orangeburg-L. A. Carson. Holly
Hill: J. H. Claffy, Orangeburg; 3. E.
Richland-E. J. Watson, Columbia.
Sumter-J. Frank Williams. Sum- t
ter, R. 3; 3. M. Kolb, Sumter, R. 2. c
Union-L. 3. Browning, Union, R. a
2; H. C. Little, Kelton, R. 1.
After the president's address the
following committee were appointed
by the president:
Committee on Resolutions and
G~ood or the Order-B. Harris, of An
derson, chairman; L. C. Rivers, of
Chesterfield: D. L. McAlhaney, of
Dorchester: H. C. Little, of Union; L.
B. Frick, of Lexington.
Committee on President's Address
-H. T. Morrison, of Charleston, I
chairman: G. T. Gresham, of Marion:
. R. McMahan, of Anderson; 3. C. I
Riley. of Saluda; 3. B. Whetsell, of
Committee on Cotton Marketing,
Warehousing and Banking - R. M.
Cooper. of Lee, chai ,1an; L. J.
Browning, of Union - :. Claffy, of]
Orangeburg: B. F. xv er, of Spar-1
tnburg; S. J. Kirby, 01 Florence.
Committee on Fertilizers - T. T.
Wakefield. of Anderson, chairman; A.1
P. Hutchinson, of Florence: C. P. i
Moorer, of Dorchester: A. F. Calvert.<
of Abbeville; J. WV. P. Harmon, of1
Marketing and Warehousing.
The report of the committee on
cotton marketing, warehousing and
banking wa adopted as follows:
"1. We recommend to our County
Unions to go actively to work to
build as many warehouses as possible
for the storing of our cotton this fall.
"2. We also urre upon all our
Union members to encourage all Non
Union farmers generally to as:sist us
in holding cotton.
"3. We recommend to each Coun
ty Union and rertuest them to give us
all the aid possible in holding our cot
ton and to give us as much time as
possible in making our notes. not less
than six months."
A resolution was adopted recom
mendng to the farmers of the State
1 the fall and winter as possible so
s to prevent the cotton from being
yrced on the market to meet the
The report of the committee on
,solutions was adopted as follows:
"Whereas, the Mississippi River is
ie main outlet for the drainage of
o-fifths of the area of the Union,
mbracing thirty-one- states, whose
aters subject the alluvial lands of
ie Lower Mississippi Valley to de
:ructive overflows; and,
"Whereas, the great political par
es in their 1912 platforms declared
iat flood protection of the valley is a
ational duty; and,
"Whereas, the engineering depart
tent of the United States Govern
tent, after thorough investigation,
as declared that a system of levees
ith adequate bank revetment is the
aly feasible method of flood con
"Whereas, a measure known as
Le Ransdell-Humphreys bill has been
troduced into both branches of the
ederal Congress, appropriating $60,
00,000, to be distributed over a pe
od of five years, so that this great
-ork may be undertaken at once and
ushed rapidly to completion; there
>re, be it "Resolved by the State
armers' Union of South Carolina,
hat this project is of such magni
ide and importance to the whole na
on as to justify its immediate rec
gition by Congress In accordance
ith the plans already provided by
ie corps of engineers of the United
tates: be It further
"Resolved, That we ask the mem
ers from this State in both houses
f Congress to support said Ransdell
Eumphreys bill, and that we solicit
ie aid and co-operation of all com
tercial organizations throughout the
atire United States in Its behalf."
Report on Fertilizers.
The report of the committee on
rtilizers was adopted as follows:
"We recommend that in so much
s the subject has beeu so thoroughly
ad ably discussed, we think it use
ss to take up any further time in
is way more than to emphasize the
Lea that fertilizer is nothing more
or less than plant food and that we
courage home mixing."
The report of the committee on the
resident's address was adopted as a
"We, your committee on the presi
ent's address, recommend that it be
dopted as a whole and that the
nion extend im a vote of thanks
)r the efficient and conscentious
Lanner in which he has administered
ie duties of his high official posi
Personnel of Officers.
President E. W. Dabbs was reelezt
I by a unanimous rising vote. The
ther election were unanimous also,
ad resulted: Vice-president, J. H.
laffy, Orangeburg; secretary-treas
rer, J. Whitner rceid, Columbia:
2aplain, W. E. Bodie, Wards: con
actor, C. W. Suber, Columbia; door
eeper, A. F. Calvert, Abbeville;
ember of executive committee for
rm of three years, B. Harris, Pen
leton; delegate to National Farmers'
nion, Salina, -Kansas, in September,
.W. Dabbs, Mayesville.
The Progressive Farmer was con
nued as the official organ of the
nion, and the State president was
aquested to continue to edit the Far
ers' Union page of same for the
outh Carolina Union.
Action was taken looking to a more
iorough organization in the State
y arranging for some systematic
ork to reorganize and revive the
spended local unions.
At the afternoon session, Senate
ill No. 110, by Senator E. D. Smith,
oncerning future contracts, was en
orsed, and the secretary was in
truted to request the Senators and
~epresentatves to work for the pas
a~ge of the till.
WILSON FOR NEUTRALITY.
trict Impartiality Betweer Mexican
Factions Now at War.
President Wilson has determined
hat no faction in the present Mexi
an revolution shall obtain arms or
mmunition from the United States
d that neutrality must be observed
a its strictest sense. This was the
aterpretation of the neutrality laws
ecided upon by the president after
onferences with Senator Bacon and
epresentative Flood, chairmen o1
he two congressional committees oni
While the Mexican rebels have
ieen getting no arms heretofore
Vednesday's development means thai
he Huerta administration will be de
~rived of the privilege previously nc
orded the Madero government and
hat the United States will treat all
ides alike in the present dispute.
Negro Comes to Life.
Hersey Mitchell, a negro who was
~xecuted in the jail yard at Starke
'la., was declared dead at the end ol
hirty-eight minutes by two physi'
ans. After his body was placed ix
coffin. Mitchell, whose neck had no1
)een broken, revived and lived fo1
hree hours. Negroes here regard hil
'se as a miracle and are said to havE
yeen superstitious and afraid to cal
Gave Life for Girl.
L. W. Dutro, a wealthy busines:
rnan, was drowned In the Mississipp
River near Memphis late Wednesda:
while attempting to rescue a youni
woman from drowning. Mr. Dutr<
rormerly was postmaster at Memphi
and had been prominently ldentifle<
with political affairs in Tennessee fo
a number of years.
As she was packing away laundr:
in a trunk in which a revolver wa
kept, Mrs. Beulah Alridge. wife o
an employee of the Southern railwa:
at Spencer. N. C., was Instantly kill
ed by the accidental discharge of th
weapon. Her six-months-olei b&
COAL 'MINERS STRIKE
TROOPS CALLED OUT 1N MIOHI
GAN TO KEEP ORDER.
Several People Have Been Injured in
Sporadic Brawls Which Constitute
Whole of Day's Violence.
Disregarding orders of the Western
Federation of Miners against vio
lence, many of the 15,000 striking
miners of the copper belt Thursday
created enough disturbances to result
in ordering out of troops. Friday
night there was almost 2,400 State
soldiers, including cavalry and artil
lery, in the mining fields of the up
per peninsula of Michigan.
There were no concerted attacks
on mine property or persons about
the mines, but .everal persons were
injured in sporadlc brawls. So men
acing did the situation appear to
Sheriff Crune that he asked Gov. Fer
ris for militia.
While there were several outbreaks
in various parts of the mining coun
try the chief disturbance that set the
troops in motion was an assault on
deputy sheriffs stationed at the mines
of the Calumet and Heela company
to protect property. None of the
mines have attempted to operate, but
the strikers objected to the presence
About 300 strikers, armed with
steel drills, clubs and stones and a
few with fire arms, which they fired
into the air, marched to the No. 2
conglomerate shaft and stripped the
deputies of starts. The strikers then
proceeded to the Hecla branch mine
and divested the deputies there of
The deputies did n'ot offer much re
Osiance as the strikers outnumbered
ther., but there were many fights af
ter the stars had been collected and
several pprsons were beaten. A few
men were taken to hospitals.
The strikers surrounded all the
surface plants of the Calumet & Hec
la company and forced suspension of
auxiliary operations. The machine
shops, foundries and other similar in
dustries were closed before the onset
of the miners. The stamp mills were
not molested, but they shut down for
lack of ore and because of the general
SAVES HIS SWEETHEART.
Georgia Boy Has. Dangerous Expe
rience in Kansas.
Roy Camden, of Decatur, Ga., was
badly injured recently while saving
his fiance, Myrtle Thompson, of Ath
ens, Kas., from drowning. Camden
became acquainted with Miss Thomp
son while she was visiting in %Uat.
four weeks ago.
He went to Athens to visit her and
took her motorboat riding on the
Missouri river. The gasoline tank
excloded, covering both with burning
oil. With arms and face seared,
Camden sprang into the water with
the girl and tried to swim ashore.
The current was too swift, and he
was carried two miles down stream,
when he managed to catch a snag
sticking out of the water, to which
he clung with one arm while holding
the girl above wateL with the other.
After clinging to the snag for several
hours, they were seen by passengers
on a Missouri Pacific train near
Dalby, Kas. Roy Lewis, a nearby
farmer was notified and rescued the
two in a rowboat, and they were car
ried to Atchison.
FIRST DIRECT VOTE SENATOR.
Bacon, of Georgia, Elected Under Sev
Agustus 0. Bacon, of Atlanta, Ga.,
has been re-elected to the U. S.
Senate by the direct votes of his
electorate. This makes him the first
senator to be so elected under the re
cently ratified seventeenth amend
ment to the Constitution. This
amendment provides that the voters
of the several states shall cast direct
ballots in senatorial elec''ons.
The vote throughout thie whole
elecorate was very light, owing to
the fact that Senator Bacon was un
opposed. Many of the country poll
ing places were not even opened, as
the result of the election was a fore
Explodes in Pocket.
A stick of dynamite in the hip
pocket of Martin Funk exploded and
blew him to pieces when he fell
Tuesday during a playful wrestling
match with his brother In a tent
where the Funks were camping, near
Germantown, N. Y. The brother's
left hand was blown off.
Blows Off His Head.
While a half dozen workmen look
ed on, John Aho, a farm hand of
Grand Rapids, placed a stick of dyna
mite on his head and lighted a fuse.
His head was blown in fragments
He left a note Imploring his friends
tp express no regret at his act.
Bomb Wrecks Mill.
The explosion of a bomb partly
wrecked the Hlelvetla Silk Mills at
Patterson, N. J., early Monday, the
resulting excitement bringing hun
dreds of workers who have recently
-been on strike from their beds to the
Democrat is Choseni.
Archibold C. Hart, Democrat, was
elected to the House from the Sixth
congressional district of New Jersey
Tuesday to succeed the late James
Martin. Hart had the support of
Bad Tooth Causes Blood Poison.
Rudolph Speich. of Laine, Miss.,
died of blood poisoning contracted
rom a ea1 +ooh. Ha ra ill four
HAS FINE PROGRAM
CONFERENCE FOR COMMON GOOD
ON VITAL SUBJECTS
Men of All Trades and Vocations Are
Invited to Columbia to Work To
gether for the Upbuilding of This
State.-Clarence Poe to Make Ad
The first meeting of the Conference
for the Common Good will be held in
Columbia, August 6 and 7. For this
meeting the railroads entering Co
lumbia have granted special rates
and a large attendance is expected.
The purpose of this conference is to
offer an opportunity for the men and
women who have at heart the best
interests of the State to come togeth
er and discuss vital significant things.
and endeavor to arrive at a remedy
for the evil which exist, and to as
sist each other in all e:orts of .the
The movement is non-political and
the conference will discuss principles
and not personalities. It Is hoped
that its conclusions may deserve the
support of all lovers of the State re
gardless of political affiliations. The
conference is intended to be merely
a preliminary to county conferences
to be held later in the summer or in
connections with the county fairs in
It will be noted by reading the pro
gram that It is not made up of long
papers. Men have been asked to
state in a few minutes their conclu
sions, and then the subject will be
open to general discussion. The com
mittee extends a cordial invitation
to everybody to attend this confer
ence and to unite in a resolve to
think and talk about things that are
. Wednesday, August 6, 3:30 to 6.
General Topic-Co-operation for
1. Purposes of the Conferences,
stated by the President.
2. A message to commonwealth
builders, Clarence Poe, Editor of -Pro
3. The Part of the Church in Ru
ral Development, Rev. W. H. Mills,
Clemson College, S. C.
4. General discussion.
5. A National Program for the De
velopment of American Agriculture,
Hon. A. F. Lever, Chairman Commit
tee on Agriculture, U. S. House of
Wednesday Evening, 8:30 to 11.
General Topic-Permanent Homes
for Our People.
1. Farm Ownership and Good
Farming, W. W. Long, State Director
of Farm Demonstration Work.
2. Home Ownership and Health,
Dr. E. A. Hines, Seneca, S. C.
3. Home Ownership and the
Shool, County Superintendent J. E.
4. Home Ownership and the
Church, Rev. E. '0. Watson, Presi
dent of Horry Industrial School.
5. Effects of -Home Ownership in
a Mill Village.
6. A Plan for Helping Mill Work
ers to Purchase Homes, Win. T. Ro-b
7. A Plan for Helping Tenant
Farmers Acquire Land, B. B. Hare,
Office of Rural Economics, U. S. De
partment of Agriculture.
8. General discussion.
Thursday, August 7, 11 to 1.
General Topic - Education and
1. The State One-Mill Tax, its ap
portionment and use, Hon. 3. E.
Swearingen, State Superintendent of
2. Getting the Child In School.
a. Unused Possibilities under Ex
isting laws, County Superintendent
Geo. L. Pitts, Laurens, S. C.
b. The Necessity of a School Cen
sus, County Superintendent A. H.
Gasque, Florence, President State
c. A Compulsory Attendance Law.
d. The Possibilities of the Night
School, W. B. Dove, 'Columbia.
e. General discussion.
3. The Health of the School Child,
Dr. Rosa H. Gantt, Spartanmurg, S.
4. Building a Teaching Profession
in South Carolina, Superintendent S.
H. Edmunds of Sumter, 'S. C.
5. Child Labor and its Relation
to School Attendance.
Thursday Evening, 8:30 to 11.
General Topic--Problems of Citi
1. Public Health In South Caro
2. Building Community in a Mill
Village, Mr. L. -P. Hellis, Superin
tendent Social Work, Parker Cotton
3. Education and Citizenship, Dr.
P. P. Claxton, U. S. Commissioner of
4. The Majesty of the Law, Dr. H.
N. Sn., der, President Wofford Col
Thursday, August 7. 9 to 11.
Special conference on co-operation
in marketing, E. W. Dabbs, Presi
dent Farmers Union, presiding.
1. Typical Examples of Loss to
Farmers on Account of Poor Market
2. Creating a Home Miarket for
Home Products. E. 3. Watson.
3. Co-operative Marketing In
North Carolina, J1. W. Shuford, Hick
ory. N. C.
General Discussion, led by Clarence
Poe, A. P. Bourland and South Caro
Marketing the Cotton Crop. Mr. W.
R. Meadows, Cotton Technologist. Of
fice of Markets. p. 5. Department of
Thursday Afternoon, .! -90 to 6.
IS SEPARATE DISTRICT
STATE REGAINS OLD INTERNAL
Benator Smith and Representatives
Lever and Aiken Have Been Work
ing for Some Time.
South Carolina is to be cut off
from the North Carolina internal rev
enue district to which it was attach
ed last year, at which time Maj.
Micah Jenkins was legislated out of
office, and made a separate collection
district, the name of the new collec
tor not yet being made public.
Two years ago congress made a
change providing for the operation
of the various collection districts and
out of the whole six were eliminat
ed, South Carolina being one to go
and being then attached to North
Carolina. Since that time vigorous
efforts have 'been made by members
of the South Carolina delegation in
congress to secure from the White
House an executive order which
would make South Carolina a sepa
rate collection district. It now ap
pears that they have been successful
and that this will be done.
Senator Smith discussed the matter
with Secretary MeAdoo, and, altho
the .former, when asked about it later,
was reluctant to give details or to ':1
timate in any way who had been un
der discussion fbr the collectorship,
said that it was true. Senator Smith
has also discussed the matter with
the president at various times and
has always contended that South Car
olina should be made a separate col
Representatives Lever and Aiken
have also been much interested in
the situation, believing that it was a
mistake to have abolished theiSouth
Carolina district last year when It
was merged with that of North Caro
Mr. Lever said that he had been
expecting action of this kind for
some time and that only a short time
ago in a letter from the president he
was informed that in all probability
favorable action might be had soon.
The action of the president In de
ciding to make a separate district of
South Carolina means that in all
probability Columbia will be made
headquarters for the district as was
the case while Maj. Micah Jenkins
was collector. It means also that an
other good federal position will soon
be open to some South Carolina Dem
Just when the change will take
place is not yet known as all details
have not been arranged, but It is as
sumed that It will be In the near fu
ture, just as soon in fact, as the
work of making the necessary
changes In the governmental machin
ery can be done.
"I am much gratified at this ac
tion," Mr. Lever said.' "With Mr. Ai
ken I have worked for some time to
have South Carolina made a separate
district and now *that this Is to be
done I am Sure that the people of
South Carolina will have cause to be
appreciative. With headquarters in
Columbia It will be a big thing fox
FERTILIZER PRICES LOWERED,
Smith Inquiry Bill Results in Price
Reduction of Note.
The investigation by the depart
ment of commerce into the increase
in the price of fertilizers, which was
instituted as the result of a resolu
tion introduced In the Senate by Sen
ator E. D. Smith, is still under way.
The officials of the department will
not be able to make their report for
some little time, but it Is understood
that the Investigation will be produc
tive of Important results.
It was stated at the depart
ment Thursday that there had been S
decrease of $13 per ton In the prief
of nitrate of soda since Senator Smitb
Introduced hIs resolution, and there
has also been a reduction in the pric(
of other fertilizer materials.
Falls 100 Feet--Walks Home.
After falling 110 feet from the tol;
of a smokestack to a steel roof, and
after stopping with his head a buckel
of tar which followed him In th(
plunge, E dward Horner, a steeplejaci
at the Granite City, Ill., steel works
Wednesday brushed aside hospital at
tendants, and walked half a mile tc
Falls Dead on Husband's Grave.
Mrs. Emma Duerkes, sixty-fou1
years old, of North Bergen, N. J.
was found dead on her husband':
grave. She had been in the habit o:
years of visiting the grave every Sat
rday, and died of heart failure or
her last visit.
Dies From Bee Sting.
John Pickering, of Woodbourne
Pa. died within fifteen minutes afte:
he been stung on the neck by a bee
Doctors say that death was the resul
of paralysis of the heart, caused b:
the pain and shock.
Kills Man for Whiskey Debt.
Lucy Gilley, a negress, shot and
kiled John Joyce. a farmer, of Crit
Vd., when the latter refused to pa:
her for whiskey he had received.
a. On the Work of the Church i1
Rural Life, Rev. E. 0. Watson, pre
b. On Health. Arranged by Dx
in. Weston, President State Medica
c. Conference of Farmers ani
Business Men on Marketing an
Credit. Arranged by E. W. Dabbs.
d. On Woman's Work, arrange
by Mrs. M. T. Coleman, Abbeville.
e. On Co-operation Between Col
leges and High Schools. Dr. R. F
f. On Co-operation of Chambers c
RC ORAHONA AN HOPES TO
GET ONE THOUSAND
HAS THREE HUNDRED
He Educates His Boys and Girls
Creating Lucrative Places for
Members of the Fanmly Who Com
plete "Home" Course and Show a
Proper Degree of Pronciency.
Charles Page, a millionaire bf Tu
sa, Okla., has adopted 300 poor chil-.
dren and hopes to increase the num
ber to 1,000. Near the village of*:-1
Sand Springs, a short distance- from.
Tulsa,' he has established a "homer
In the center of -a tract containit
6,000-acres. He has converted eigb
acres of forest into one of the m
oomplete parks in the United St
In the equipment of the park par
lr attention has been paid tc
playground for children.
,very conceivable device ft
auaasement of the little folks I .u
found. There is, in addition, - .
kindergarten maintained in a large
airy room, screened In and equipped
with hammocks and cots for rest. An
interurban railroad owned by Page
connects the village and park with
the main part of Tulsa. Every morn.
ing a special car takes every child
who cares to go to the park and Te
turns them to their homes In ,the
Page, who Is worth about $5,000,
000, has announced that every bit of
his property, save a hotel in Denver,;
will go to the Sand Springs institu
tion as an endowment upon his death.
He allows no one to take a child from
the Institution, although he is almost
daily besieged by childless people,
many of wealth, to let them have
some of "his children". His reply
invariably is, "I am able to care for
1,000 and wish I had that many In
He will make a place for every boy
who completes the course he has
mapped out for them in some of his
interests. The larger- boys work on
the farm In the summer. The larger
girls work 9 number of hours each
day during the fruit season in, the
"home" cannery. Any girl who
shows a particular aptitude for any
special branch of study has the privi
lege. of going to any Institution of
higher learning she may select upon
finishing at the Page "home". /
GETS GOOD PLACE.
Man From Mill to Senate Eergeant
A dispatch from Washington says
through the influence of Senator E. D.
Smith, Capt. Jacob C. Herlong, a well
known Columbian, has been appoint
ed to a desirable position in the of-,_
fice of the sergeant-at-arms of the
United States senate.
Capt. Herlong was born on a farm
In Orangeburg county, but has been
living In Colum~bia .for a number of
years. He went into a cotton mill as
a sweeper boy at the age of twelve
years and has been actively engaged
in mill wodk ever since. Some years
ago Capt. Herlong became a member
of the Columbia Light Infantry, Com
pany D, Second regiment. Hei took
a keen interest in military affairs and
it was not long before he became cap
tain of his company and under his
direction Company D became one of
the crack companies of the State.
Capt. Herlong has entered upon his*
duties in Washington with the zeal
and energy that have marked all his
other work In life. "Capt. Herlong
is a fine type of man," said Senator
Smith, "and we are glad to have him
here. He has shown what our mill
boys can do when they try and there
are more of them in South Carolina
who are coming to the front."
Girl Bride Shoots Husband.
Physicians Thursday entertain
hope for the recovery of Tom Wood,
a baseball player; who was shot Sun
day night by his nineteen-year-old
bride, who is held under the charge
of assault with intent to murder.
The young woman declares that she
shot Wood because she feared he
would desert her.
Puts Out His Own Eyes.
"If thine eye offend thee, pluck
it it out," quoted August Stdick
land, of Nevada, Mo., he followed
the injunction by putting out his
own eys. Strickland is an insane pa
tient in the asylum there, having
lost his mind over religious matters.
Large License Tax.
One hundred and thirty-three thou
sand, eight hundred and sixteen dol
lars and forty-seven cents was collect
ed from the corporation license tax
for the fiscal year ending June 30,
Trainmen Hurt in Wreck.
A negro brakeman was killed and
Conductor Joseph Price's leg was
broken when an Atlantic Coast Line
freight train was derailed a few
miles west of Troy, Ala., Monday
Didn't Know lie Was Shot.
J.A.Bond, station agent of Gulf
port Miss.. was shot twice in the
ead. as he was coming home from
the station. He didnt know he was
shot until his wife saw the blood run
ning down his face.
Killed by Cave-1n.
At Bennettsville. a negro lost his
lfe Monday. when a gravel pit caved
inHe was digging under a cliff
fwhi4'h had been loosefed by dyna