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PREMIER ASUITH HAS RES
BRITISH CABINET CRIS
EIGHT YEARS. LL(
TO BE NEXT CHOICE
DON'S POLITICAL CI
London, Dec. 5.-Herbert H. As
quith tonight resigned the British
premiership, which he had held
through eight stormy years of do
mestic and foreign history, and the
government crisis found a solution
which had been considered the least
probable of practical alternatives.
The Unionist leader, Andrew Bonar
Law, was sumoned to the palace im
mediately after Mr. Acquith had de
parted, and the King offered him the
prime minister's commrssion, which
he had just accepted from Mr. As
No announcement regarding Mr.
Bonar Law's decision has yet been
made and there are sbme doubts
whether he will accept the heavy re
sponsibility. If he decrines, it is con
sidered certain the honor-will fall to
'The continuation of the coalition
cabinet, with some changes, and the
-speeding up of the-war management
would be the policy in either event.
The premier's decision to resign
and advise the King to summon An
drew Bonar Law to form a cabinet
was taken after a day of extraordi
nary political- excitement. There was
constant comings and goings of the
political leaders' between Downing
street and the government depart
ments. Mr. Asquith consulted with
several Unionist leaders,, including
Earl Curzon, Lord. Ronert Cecil and
the Earl of Derby.
Noticeable absentees from this
conference were A. J. Balfour, who is
ill, Andrew Bonar Law, J. Austen
Chamberlain and Walter Hume Long.
In the afternoon the premier met
his supldorters, including Viscount
Grey. Lewis Harcourt, Edwin S.
Montague, the Marquis of Crewe, Re
ginald McKenna, Waiter Runciman
Lord Buchmaster, H. Samuel, Lord
Reading and Arthur Henderson. It
is supposed Mr. Asquith explained
that he was forced by almost insup
erable obstacles to the reconciliation
of the conflicting interests and in
tended to resign. Almost immediate
ly the premier drove to the palace and
had an audience with the King.
It now is remarked that when Mr
Asquith was asked in the House of
Commons yesterday if a food dictatoi
had been appointed he replied sharp.
STABBED BY ESCAPING
ASSASSIN OF LINCOLN
Col. Withers, Dead in New York, Was
Orchestra Leader Night Presi
dent Was Shot.
New York, Dec. 5.-Col. Willian
Withers, who was leader of the or
chestra in Ford's Theater in Wash.
ington the night Abraham Lincolr
was shot, died here today. Wher
Booth limped down the back stairway
of the theater in his effort to escap<
after he had fatally wounded the
President, Mr. Withers blocked his
way. Booth stabbed him in the neck
Col. Withers was 80 years old.
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BRYAN BEGINS HIS
Washington, Dec. 5.-William Jen
nings Br-yan made his first public ap
pearance in Washington today in hi~
"p~rohibition dIrive. "'[he former see.
retar-y of state, wvho has announce:
his in ention of making pr-ohibition
politic l as well as a moral issue, wvas
accordl l a rousing reception when h(
appeared on the fioor or the house r
fewv minutes before the~ arriv-a! o
Presidlent Wilson to deliver his moes
sage to congress.
Mr. Br-yan was accompanied by his
friend, Representative Claude Kitch.
in, of North Caroliun, majority leadei
of the house. The outburst of ap
p1 ause which gr-eted his entrance was
butt ittle less in vo;ume that thal
wvhich miar-ked the appear-ance of Mr
Wilson a few minutes later.
After listening to the pr1esident ad.
(tress the. joint mee(~tinlg of conigress
Mr. Bryan had luncheon wvith Mr
Kitchin. lie made no comment or
the preside~nt's address an-1 addet
nothing to hi~s foi-mer afnnouncements
of dletermiination to make the Unitet
THE STATE SfIl'R EM E COU RT.
Columbia; tbec. 5.--i he it~ate si
preme court met at 1;) o'clock thik
morning an:t took up the several cir.
Present Chief Justice Gary, anl
Associate Justices H-ydricke, Watts
Fraser and Gage.
* Pertuvian Guano Company, respond.
ent, vs. D). M. Evans, appiellant; ap
Trhe State, respondent, vs. Setha
-' Winfleld, appellant. Mr. J. B. Salley
for ap lellane; Mr. Solicitor R. L.
Sdmter for the state. Mr, Salley iri
Ba,~ 3nk of Wiliston resp'ondent, vs.
Owen Alderman et af, appellant. Mr.
-Theo. C. Craft fo'r' appella nt; Mr. Fin
Icy H-endlerson for respondent.- Mr.
P rl Mrkei- respondent vs
North Anant*sar hanan.and Fr.
HAS BEEN OFFERED TO LAW
IS CULMINATES IN AS
)N AFTER A SERVICE OF
OF KING GEORGE-LON
"I don't like a food dictator."
There is' much talk tonight of the
possibilities of a general election. Mr.
Bonar Law would first form a cabi
net, if he takes office, as it is neces
sary that the government be carried
on, and then appeal to the electors
for a ratification of his administra
There is a strong opposition, how
ever to any political campaign which
must necessarily divert the country's
energies from the war work and the
new government may decide to go
ahead with the approval of the House
of Commons only.
The part David Lloyd-George is
playing in the crisis was demonstrat
ed today by the fact that he remain
ed in his office while the premier con
ferred separately with the Liberal
and Conservative members of the
Cabinet. Mr. Lloyd-George's policy
had supporters in both camps. His
strongest Libfriend, Lord Reading,
carried messages between' the pre
mier's councils and Mr. Lloyd
George's desk. It was significant al
so that Mr. Bonar - Law refrained
fi'oni attending the Conservative
meeting with Mr. Asquith.
Resignation Big Surprise.
Mr. Asquith's retirement has taken
the politicians so by surprise that
they are not yet ready to predict the
results. The possibility that he will
consent to remain in the Cabinet with
Mr. Bonar Law taking the post of
Lord High Chancellor is discussed.
Herbert Samuel's promotion from
the home secretaryship to Reginald
McKenna's position at the treasury
also is predicted, while acceptance of
the resignation of Viscount Grey and
A. J. Balfour, which some of the pa
pers backing Mr. Lloyd-George are
demanding, is less likely under Mr.
Bonar Law's regime than if Mr.
Lloyd-George came into power.
The labor party will hold a more
importane part in any new Cabinet.
The more sensational London pa
pers have enjoyed three or four days
of almost frenzied excitement, with
demands and denunciations, often in
language stronger than in the mem
ory of the present generation. Events
inRumania and Greece have been
given a secondary place except as
they were used as a basis for attacks
on the ministers.
derson for appellant; Mr. J. H. Salley
for respondent. Mr. Henderson in re
W. C. Vann et al, respondent, vs.
J. A. Taylor et al, appellant. Mr. J.
B. Salley for appellant, Mr. Wim. M.
Smoak, for respondent.
DEMANDS HIGHER RATES
Columbia, Dec. 5.-At a special
meeting of the state railroad com
mission tonight, the commission stuck
to its guns in refusing to increase
the rates on the Augusca and Aiken
Electric Railway company, and the
attorney general's ofilce is preparing
an answer which will bring the whole
matter before Judge Shipp, .who is
presiding here, under man'Iamus pro
ceelings brought by the electric line
between Aiken and Augsta, which is
seeking to secure a rate of two cents
BUILD) BIGGEST FIGHTERS.
WVashington, Dec. 5.-Secretary of
the Navy Daniels and hiomer B. Fer
guson, president of the Newport
News Shipbuildling company, tonight
signedl contracts for the construction
of the latest superdr-ea'lnatughts, to he
called the "Maryland" and the "West
Virginiai." The Navy Department an
no-.meed thait within a fewv days sim
ir contracts would be signed wvith
the New York Shipbuilding company
fori the construction of two other
ships of the saime type to be naiped
the "Colorado'' and the "Washing
G;EN. VON MACK ENSEN
COMMIANDS IN RUMANIA
London, D.ec. 4.-All the Teutonic
arm ies operating in itumania have
been incorp~orated uinder the command
of Field Maishal Von Mackensen, ac-.
(ording to dlispatches from Berlin to
the Exch ange Telegrap1 Company,
forwaried by the way or Copenhagen.
, t is ai~dd: thait this was dlone~to ob
taiin lUnity of comimand.
HUtGHfES3ES LEALSE~ BIG '
NEW YOR~K AP'ARTMENT
Newv York, Dec. 5.-Charles E.
HTughes has leased an apartment of
fourteen rooms at -jadtison avenue
and Sixty-fourth street, wvherEi he and
his .family will maxe their home, it
was announced today.
POPE BENEnICT NAMES
.HIS DOM'ESTIC P'RELATE
Rome, Dec. 3.--Pope Benedict has
appointed the Rev. James Coyle
niember of th~ .Bishop's' Council of
Fall River,, -Mgaa., his (domestic pre
late. 'Father' Coyle will cai'ry the
title of mnonai ,,.
TEN ARRESTS MADE
-IN ABBEVILLE RIOT
Sheriff Burts ' Serves Warrants in
Connection with Lynching of
Abbeville, Dec. 4.-Ten arrestst
were made this afternoon by Sheriff
Burts in connection with the recent
lynching of Anthony Crawford, a ne
gro, in Abbeville. Thirty warrants
have been sworn out and are being
served by the sheriff and his deputy.
Sixteen men are charged with riot
ing on Monday afternoon following
the lynching, when a mob visited
every negro establishment in the city
and gave them orders to close up.
Fourteen are charged with complicity
in beating up, the negro. All of the
men who were arrested today were
admitted to bail upon the guarantee
of a number of responsible men. The
preliminary will be held tomorrow at
By the Associated 'Press.
Abbeville, S. C., Dec. 4.-Fifteen
white men were arrested here today
following an investigation ordered by
Governor Marnning into the lynching
of' Anthony Crawford, a negro, ac
cused of having attacked a white
man. Some are accused of murder
and the others of riotiiig. Prelimi
nary hearings probably will be had
Solicitor R. A. Cooper will appear
for the State. The following are
charged with participating in the
lynching: Jeff Cann, Sam Cann, Les
ter Cann, Will Cann, Burt Ferguson,
J. S. Banks, Eugene Nance, Sam
Adams, J. V. Elgin, George Wh'te,
Jr. Charges of rioting are preferred
against: Jeff Cann, Sam Cann, Lester
Cann, Will Cann, Burt Ferguson, Sam
Adams. J. A. Brock, W. D. Bell and
Irwin Ferguson. Brock, Bell and
Irwin Ferguson waived pr'eliminary
this afternoon and were released on
bonds of $200.
SERBS CAPTURE HILL.
Paris, Dec. 4.-Serbian troops have
captured a hill nortn of Graunishte
on the Macedonian front, east of the
Cerna river bend, the war oflicc an
The communication follows:
At a poine to the east of the River
Cerna on December 3, Serbzian forces
occupied a height north of Granishte.
The enemy was driven back in (is
order upon Stravina.
"There has been nothing to report
from the remainder of this front."
FEDERAL -BENCH FOR
Washington, Dec. 5.-If Attorney
General Gregory carries out his re
ported intention of resigning from
the Cabinet he may be nominated by
President Wilson as United States
judge in the Fifth ' Circuit Court of
Appeals to succeed tne late .Judge
A. P. McCormick and later promoted
to the Supreme Court, when a va
cancyoccurs. This plan was under
stood today to be under consideration
by President Wilson. The Fifth cir
cuit is made up of Gulf States.
HAS BIIOUGIIT DOWN
20 ENEMY AIRSHIPS
Paris, Dec. 5.--Suib-Lieut. Nanges
sor shot down two aeroplanes within
three hours yesterday, the war office
announces. This brings up to twenty
the number of aeroplanes brought
down by this aviator. There were
no developments of importance on the
French front last nigilt, the state
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I)R. LANE, 50, BROTHER
OF) SECRETARY, DEAl)
Berkeley, Cal., Dec. 5.-DJr. Freder
ick K(.,Lane, brother of the Secretary
of the Interior, Franklin D). Lane and
for twventy-five years a practicing
physician in San Francisco, (lied here
ycesteraay, aged 50.
Powder Company's D~ividends.
Wilmington, Dec. 5.-The Hercules
Powder Company tocay dleclaredi a
regular quarterly eash dividend of 2
per cent on its common stock, an ex
trat ciash 'tividend of a 1-2 per cent
and 417 1-2 per cent in Auglo-French
bonds at 95. This makes a total of
95 per cent for the year.
Washington, Dec. 5.-Revocation of
the censorship order, which was pr'e
venting transmission to the United
States of newvs of events in the D~o
minican Rlep)ublic,'\vhere the A meri
can naval forces have enforced mil i
tiry rule to restore oracer, was iin
nouncedi at the navy department to
25 AMERICANS AHOARD
Italian Steamer P'alerimo Sunik OffT
Madrid, Dec. 5 .(Via Paris.)-The
Italian ateamish ip Palernmo, wvith
twenty-fhe Americans on board, has
been torpedloedl off the Spanish coast.
.Ondc sailor reportedl to be an Amer
ican was woundled by a shell and died
in a. hospital at Palafrugell, Spain
where the survivors were landed.
Three others wvere ser:ously wounded
by the torpedo.
The Palm-ero, 0,203 tons gross, sail
ed fromi New YVork on November 15
for Gnan andel a
JAPAN AND. AMERICA
Relations of the Two Countries Re
ceiving Attention from Japanese
- - Writers.
Tokio, Nov. 2.-(Correspondence of
'the Associated Press.)--That the re
lations between Japan and the Unit
ed States occupy the minds of the
Japanese people has been especidlly
evidenced during the last six weeks
when a large number of articles con
cerning' that subject have appeared
in newspapers and magazines. The
authora have. addressed themselves
with considerable freedom and frank
ness to the question. Most of them
have been prudent and amicable,
seeking to find a solution of matters
at isstie; others "jingoistic" in tone,
have voiced pessimism as to the fu
ture. The discussion has hinged
large ]in China. It is to be noted,
howe'eor, that more eminent' and rep
resentative writers have placed
themselves in the first ..class, while
the lesser known and more sensation
al Japanese commentators belong to
Japan's presep' t unprecedented
prosperity, which is chiefly lue to the
European war, has swept through the
empire a wave of satisfaction that
the nation should be attaining such
great material progreA, and it has
awakened all minds to the vast pos
sibilities of continued and constautly
augmenting advance in finance, in
dustry and commerce. Developments
are to be noted in all directions, and
if the war continues for a long period
Japan's position will be greatly en
hanced. She will reduce her national
debt, she will expand her already im
mense shipping, she will strengthen
her industries and, above all, she will
extend her commerce. It is the great
nation of China to which Japan looks
with eager eye for commercial
growth, and China is the crux of the
relations between Japan and the
United States in the immediate fu
Want China's Trade.
At Tokio the belief prevails that
Japan will continue her endeavor to
increase her political influence in
China. But Japanese ausiness men
are constantly clamoring for a polit
ical ascendancy that will not be so
abrupt or so imprudent as to endan
ger a peaceful economic conquest of
the neighboring republic. Put differ
ently conservative Japanese want to
break lown the barrier of distrust
existing in China against things Jap
anese and replace it with a feeling
of confidence which will establish free
trade relations based on business fac
The readiness with which the Chi
nese recently granted American capi
talists a concession to build la long
radilroad and their hdsitation in mak
ing contracts with the Japanese has
awakened Japanese to the fact that
ascendancy in China to be successful
must be accompanied by some meas
ure of trust and confidence.
At this particular moment the Jap
anese idea is the desiraiility of co
operation with the United States in
the development of China.' The idea
was 'suggested by Judge Elbert H1.
Gary, chairman of the board of di
rectors of the United States Steel
Corporation, during his recent visit to
Tokio, and it is understood that some
plan of cooperation along broad lines
is now being tentatively elaborated
by representative Japanese commer
cial leaders. Although the Russo-Jap
anese alliance which calls for mutual
cooperation in the defense of their
special iliterests in China, is actively
in operation, there is no present proof
of prevailing fears that .Japan will
permit the alliance seriously to prove
inimical to the economic interests of
The idea of cooperatio fin ds favor
both in j.overniment and~ noun-oflcial
eireies. It is especially emphasized
by' '%iscount Kentaro KianekO, mem
ber of the Privy Council, in the Octo
ber numbher of CJhuo noron or Ceni
tral Ieview. Viscoamt iKaneko wvho
knows- the United StateAs very wvell,
and knows a goo'd deal about the
temperament of the .imerican people,
comes ouit flatly in favor of an e'o
nomic alliance wvith the United States
in resp~ect to China. -I is reason is
that am program of harmrony and un
derstand ig would avoid ne !less
competitain and work to the beastin
tOeets of Japan, the United State
andl China. lHe said: "Japan ami ht
make temporary prof'its* by dum~ipingi~
her comlmottities in China and drivi ng~
away A mericanm go'ods from that mar
ket, but such an act would harlyv
mimprove the relati:ons between .Ja pan
an I A merica." As4 he saw the situ
tioni t hey hlad much better dlefinie their
r'e~jaective spheres of economic activ
it:;. As an instance, lie su;ggestedl that
J:ip:'n might mo'nopoliz/e the smnall
hardware trade in China and leave to
A mewricans the ma rk- for' nails, iron
pipes, etc. In cotton spinning the
.1np:;nese might sell coarse threads
and the A mericans might sell fine
th reads. It is by suich means that a
conmflict of interests could be avoided.
Ai h' added: "'If such an effective
econom ic all iane ha condlucted, agi
itt.4 may do what they like-there
wd ibeh no far of a conflict between
th a two coantries."
Turning to the question of immi
e-ration, Viscount Kaneko expressed
the opinion that if the .Japanese im
migrants ini the Uniited States are
migund)(erstoodl thero it is largely
their own fault. They are not in
ferior to European immigrahts-they
are thrifty and humane-but they
should adopt Apnerican -customs. aryd
manners, and strive t9 harmonize
with their white neighborg insteadl of
living a life apart. If thieir host: pf
living is increased, they could over
come that-'bysBelii thteir productpt
the same priee& as the Aniorea tar
ASSIGNM[NI OF MEIODIST
FLORNCE SESSION HA
ELECTED TO RECEII
DAINED BY BISHOP
CAN RETURNS TO Mi
TERS.AND THEIR NI
Florence, Dec. 3.-The final session
of the Methodist conference was
opened with devotional exercises con
ducted by Peter Stokes, assisted by
H. C. Tucker, of Brazil. Bishop. At
kins gave Dr. Tucker an opportunity
to render a brief account of his ser
vice with the American Bible Society.
" Watson B. Duncan presented reso
lutions of thanks ana appreciation
for the unstinted hospitality of the
people of Florence and for all the
courtesies shown to the conference,
these were unanimously adopted by a
The ministers who have leen elect
ed to receive elders orders were then
called to the chancel, and assisted by
L. F. Beatty, A. J. Cauthen, W. A.
Masebeau and H. W. Bayes, bishop
Atkins solemnly ordinary them by
fulfill the functions of this holy office
in the Church of God. Bishop Atkins
delivered an address relative to the
essential features of the Methodist
itinerancy and answered the question
"Where are the preachers stationed
this year?" by announcing the follow
G. E. Edwards, presiding elder; As
bury, Paul K. Crosby; Allendale, B.
G. Murphy; Appleton, J. R. Sejour
ner; Beaufort, J. P. Simpson; Bethel
circuit, G. L. Ingram; Black Swamp,
.J. A. McGraw; Bluffton, 1). N. Bus
bee; Charleston, Bethel, S. B. Har
per; Hampstead Square, S. D. Col
yer; Spring Street, J. P. Inabinit;
Trinity, D. M. McLeod; Yonge's Is
land, C. T. Easterling, Jr.; Cottage
ville, G. K. Way; Cypress, J. S. Rice;
Early Bran :h, W. G. Ariail;
Ehrhardt, C. S. Felder; Estill, W. V.
Dible; Hampton, .1. T. Peeler, Hen
dersonville, B. G. Vaughan, Lodge,
W. T. Bedenbaugh; Ridgeland, J. B.
Prosser; Ridgeville, J. I). Bell; Sum
mei villc, J. I. Holland; Walterboro,
C. D. Smith; Wanrlo Mission, E. K.
Epps; Commission Washington
Church, G. E. Edwards.
Peter Stokes, presiding elder; Ben
nettsville, First Church, R. II. Jones;
West End, J. E. Carter; Bennetts
ville circuit, T. E. Morris; Brights
ville, G. W. Davis; Bethlehem, J. T.
McFarlane; Cheraw, B. 11. Beckham;
Chesterfield, J. L. Tyler; Darlington,
'Trinity, I. J. Cauthen; Epworth, J.
D. Williams; Darlington circuit, J. S.
Heasley; East Chesterfield, Paul T.
Wood; Florence, Central, T. G. Her
bert; Hartsville, J. T. Fowler; Jef
ferson, J. A. White; Lamar, W. 11.
Ariail; Liberty, W. L. Wait; T. B.
Owen, supernumerary; Marlboro, J.
E. Ford; Mfclee, S. 13. Bailey; McColl,
If. G. Hardin; Patrick, W. V. .Ler
man; Pageland, J. W. Elkins; Pamp
lico, F. W. Dibble; Timmonsville and
Pisgah, 13. A. Powell; Timmonsville
circuit, F. S. Hook; conference see
retary of education, Peter Stokes;
commissioner Washington Church,
I). Arthur Phillips, presiding elder;
Andrews, G. A. Teas~ey; Cades, T.
W. Golbold; Cordesville, D. 0.
Spires; Georgetown, Duncan Memo
rmal, L. L. B'e-lenbaugh; \Vest End,
it. R. Tucker; Greeieyville, B. .
Gress; W. If. Whitaker, supernum
'u'ry; Johnsonville; W. P'. \Vay ; Jor
'1'n, WV. 0. llendeirson; IKingstree, G.
'I'. I tarmon ; L~ake City, WV. 11.
Hodges; McClellanvi:L, Gobe Smith;
mers and traders, insteadl of under'
sen'~ing them. Thus they would root
out anlothier cause' of ill-feeling.
How to Accomplish 'Themn.
'To accompli1sh these re forms Vi
('ount Kaneko suggests the formation
of 10Jpaes association at Sani
F'rancisco to overIsee thet imm.nigrants.
f t they persist in their ways they
should h be tranisported, back to .Japan.
With true assimiilat ion, the wr'iter' bei
ieved, the Jfaanes(' immligrants couldl
r",isonuably look forward to the right
of citizenship and the right to vote
"In short," he said, "'they will be
treated by the white mien as their
Dr ~. K~aziutamni Uki ta, the Ihistoriana
an- wI~ellI-known e'ditor' of thIe 'Ta iyo
MXlagazi.ine, dIiscusses ,. merican quies..
ti' m~ in a leadinag article on the ('
fee o th(e Russ:o-Jaaese all iance'
ini the c!ont.ro4l or domination of the
P'aciftic. lHe blieves that by that al
Ilinne JW apan~ has str'enthened he'r po
sition in the Asiatic co(ntinent.
Pointin~' out that, during the war
the Pif'( ic oean i will be' exclusively
:tomnin atedI by 'Japlan, Great iBrit-a in
":n- the Unitcal States, Dr. Utika says
that the United States wvith its
te'.ly naval expansion will 'hecome
the gr'eatest naval power in the P'a
cific ini the future: Hie adde I: "'If Ja
paen, Great Britain 'andl the United
Sta tes cooperate pea~cvfully in -the Pa
cific, and dlerive the common benefits
accruing therefrom, tranquility will
reign in the' Pacific ocean, but if ai
peacefulI cooperatitbn among these
three ~o~wers shmouldl be found difficult,
thri PacIfie may be turned into a hos
tile area and the world may witness
another great wvar. At any rate the
relations ~among theso three powers
in the Pacific are worthy of' special
study, and we have no doubt that the
[HIS DISTRICT MADE PUBLIC
rE ELDERS' ORDERS OR
-REV. WATSON B. DUN
kNNING-LIST OF 'MINIS
New Zion, W. G. Elwell; Lfinopolis,
F. E. Hodges; Rome, P. A. Muri'ay;
Salters, J. C. Davis; Sampit, G. C.
Gardiner; Scranton, C. W. Burgess;
Summerton, C. C. Derrick; Turbe
ville, ,M. F. Dukes; Commissioner
Washimgton Church, -ID. Adhuv
M. W. Hook, presiding elder;' Ay.
nor, W. H1. Richardson; Blenheim, T.
L. Belvin; Brownsville, L.. 'I. Phillips
Bucksville, W. A. Youngblood; Cen
tenary, D. D. Jones; Conway, E. L.
McCoy; Conway circuit, G. T. Rhoad;
Cio, A. D. Betts; Dillon, M. L. Banks
Dillon Mills, J. M. Ghsque; Floyd*,
II. W. Shealey; Floydale,- D. I.
Everett; Gallivants, W. H. Perry
Lake View, W. Roy Phillips; Latta,
W. W. Daniel, Little' River,' .H. T.
Morrison; Little Rock, S.,J. Bethea;
Loris, W. B. Duncan, Jr., Ii. L.' Sin
gleton, supernumerary; Marion, J.
W. Daniel; Marion circuit, M. M. Mc
Clendon; Mullins, S. O. Cantey; Mul
lins circuit, J. W. Ariail; Waccamaw,
J. E. Cook.
Sunday school fiel secretary, W.
Horry Industrial institute, S. C.
Morris; commissioner of education, F.
1-i. Shuler; commissioner Washington
Church, M. W. Hook.
A. J. Cauthen, presiding elder;
Ramberg and mills, E. O. Watson;
Barnwell, E. P. Hutson; Branchville,
P. B. Ingram; Cameron, J. K. Inabi
nt, Denmark, J. M. Rogers, W. S.
Stokes, supernumerary; Edisto, G.
W. Dukes; Grover, .1. C. Counts; IHar
leyville, J. L. Millinnex; Holly Hill,
R. W. iHumphreys, .1. F. Way, super
numerary; Norway,. R. R. Doyle;
North and Limestone, C. B. Burns;
Olar, A. S. Sassard; Orangeburg, St..
Paul's W. A. Massebeau; Orangeburg
circit, W. A. Beckham; Orange, .1.
A. Graham; Providence station, P. K.
Rhoads; Rowesville, J. J. Stevenson;
Smoaks, E. F. Scoggins; Springliehl,
T. J. White; Spring hill mission, to
be siptlied; St. George, W. E. Wig
Editor, Southern Christian Advo
cate, W. C. Kirkland; commissioner
Washington Church, A. J. Cauthen.
11. W. Bayes, presiding elder; Be
th ne; A. M. Gardner; Bishopville,
G. P. Watson; Camden, J. H1. Graves;
College Place, station, .1. P. Patton;
J. C. Chandler, supernumerary; Co
lumbia circuit, W. S. Myers, J. W.
Wolling; Fort Motte, O. N. Rountree
Heath Springs, J. B. Weldon; Ker
shaw, R. M. Dubose; Lynchburg, ...
L. Glennan; Manning, W. B. Duncan;
Oswego, S. W. Henry; Pinewood, A.
S. Lesley; Providence, T. E. Derrick;
St. Johns and Remberts, J. P. Atta-"
way; St. Matthews, G. F. Kirby;
Sumter, Trinity, R. S. Truesdale
Broad Street, L. E. Peeler; Sumter
mission, A. C. Corbett; Wateree,' R.
L. Rountree; West Kershaw, E. XW.
Ilurst; Student Moo;y Institute, S.
W. Danner, commissioner Vashing
ton Church, H. W. Bayes.
Transferrael-B. L. Knight to the
upper South Carolina Conference;
John Paine to the. conference,
Superannuted.-Ilt. W. Barber, W.
A. Bett, D). ). Dantzier, A. 'T. Dun
lap, ..II. Moore, A. i. Phillips, 1t.
WV. .Spigner, G. HI. Waddel I, A. C.
\VleS. A. Webber, G. R. Whita
ker. WV. WV. Wiilianas, .1. I3. Wiso
S.. D). Vaughan, .J. N. right.
newv Russo-Japanese agreeent wvill
have at yery impiJortanle effect t here
.But rDr. Utika thintks it is either
maupossible or unnecessar~y for an yof
these three powers to mionopolize the
s'ea, power in the P'acifie. It will he
.ubcient for .Japani, in his opinion,
to auntami such a inavy as will be
comp letenit to prttect ner fronm foreignt
i-grss ion a nd maai~re the pea.ce of
lth' lFar East.
Othery write'rs paritici patintg. in thte
ori include Prof Sh igro Suyeh iro,
of the Imperial and Ejiro HIirano.
P ref. Suyeh iro is rather proint it
froini a trip he mnade to Mex ico when
he mntervieweda Preside(s Al adero and
wais Ithat ily welcome . 'PThe othet r
('ontrl-ibu:tors are little kntowin.
C'olumbhIdi, D~ee. r,.---'lT Fa.ire(v
to lay c.hartered by thp' set-retaty of
te, with a capital of .:;.a000. J. lK
l'airey; is piresident, andl P. WV. F'airey,
I ol umibla, wvas chlar'ter-ez, with a cap
itil .of $1,000. 5. B. Me:\ aster is
Ipremdenlot andt . treasu rer, andt D). V.
'Vhailey lxeretar-y. Tlhe c'ompainy lro
l~oMss, to dlo ai g'inerdl reai es-tat( and
O- Q.: P. Congressional~ Fund.
Washington, Dec. 5.---The Republi
0c.tion ~congressional campaign com-W
mittee -spent $146,031 in the ,reenit
ca&mpaignt, according to the final
sttenment filed totlay wvith the clerk
oif the Hoise by Nataah B. Scott,
treasurer. The commhittee collected
Sa ono -.