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Read the following news item from the Co
lumbia State of Friday morning.
WOULD PLACE BAN
?N SHINGLE ROOFS
CHIEF CITES TH KKK ALARMS
?ESTKRARY AS EVIDENCE
OF H AZ AB? EXISTING
Shingle roofs ?rere . the caufj? of j
three fire . otarais yesterday, and,
while tile damage }vi each case was j
small, yet the fact remains that if it j
were not for the shingle roofs fires i
would not have occurred. _ W. J .May
chief of the fire department, express
ed a hope yesterday that ac i ton would
he taken on his request, to pass an
an ordinance that would eventually
eliminate the shingle roof hazard in
Sporks from a locomotive at 4:15
o'clock yesterday morning caught
shingles on the roof of a house in
the 800 block ol Pulaski street
Sparks from a chimney falling on the
.mingle roof of an outhouse behind
1002 Sumter street caused a small
loss at about 10:45 o'clock. A few
shingles caught fire at 1516 Gervais
atreet at about 2 o'clock yesterday
afternoon. There was a small fire
last night in a'dwelling near the cor
ner of Hampton and Park streets.
We are now preparing a car of our famous
tin shingles for shipment to Columbia.
These shingles are advancing in popularity as
Jno. T. Burris & Son
PALMETTO CHAPTER tl
The Palmetto chapter if. D. C., held
its regular monthly meeting Tuesday
afternoon when Mrs.- Julian Clink
scales entertained .at har attractive
country: home. Quantities of john
qUills filled th? bowls'and Jardiniers
and everything had a spring-like bp?
pearaiice.' J -*-...?"'"...?y
" .Mrs.^ Mattba-.-PObbm. tte presi
dent, presided and the following, in
teresting program was enjoyed.
The Public Life ot Wade Hampton
after the War-Mrs. B. ?. Harb f ,S j
Instrumental solo-Mrs. Charlie
instrumental solo- Mrs. William.
MUidro^. ? ^
.f Ham?tontV regtme^is?' ;Goverhor of j
nuiaii Ott rolmti-Sins. " Jini euuivao,]
Jr. !. , , I
Historical paper-Landmarks of old.
Anderson,' written;' by Mr. Baylis Lew-1
is and read by'Mts. Raymond fret-,
Instrumental duct-Misses Gene]
and Holen Harris. .
Gleanings-Mrs. Warier Dixon.
A Common Symptom of Eye
'.Mor*: than' seventyWive per
cent'of the headaches are the re
suit o?: .defectivo vibiun .caused
by excessive eyestrain upon thc]
muscles and nerves of the eye'
trying tb-pyercontp th? defect by;
thc function of accotn?d?t??n.
Jf you are suffering from head
li, Be Sure dnd Sec Our Speci
ALL EXAMINATIONS FREE
Walter Bb Keese
Leading Jewelers and Opticians
? .; ' -jj- ..,,,,
It's Jus: Like This
..heft YOU' nieoNt^SBaB?'ybbi^bar?
ally wsnt'Hbe beet and at a living
' boS! ai ^n^S?wL.T?WceV^a
graduate OptrpmeArbst, "with twmtj.
UR. McCRKARV ?LYKPH
Er*>SJf kit Bpeetdtbn.
' a??? Svaee rfteirseeey *t>?e>
fWBoa; Watson-fan diver Beildbs?.
ANU?RS^N. S. a
Vocal solo-Mrs, W. J. Mularaw. '
After tj^progt?m had been com
pleted Mxi7 Clinkscales served ? de
licious salad course.
Priscilla thia. ' i
Mrs. Frank Barton was hostess to
the members of the Priscilla Sewing
Club Thursday afternoon at her, at
tractlve.now.home on .."Catar.^atreet.
Quantities of yellow jonquils were
Used -in decorating the rooms and a
jonquil contest was enjoyed by the
guests- The prize, an exquisite bou
quet oi the favored flowers of the af
ternoon, was given to Miss Nelle Bar;
ion. IniH. ?arion surve? ? ?e?c?uua
.miad course followed with sweets
Benefit l'aln*ei& Chapter,
?.Lr. ?. ;? ImkiiUrB? ?hu is ni&t-s
ger ot the Palmetto Theatre bael
agreed to give the Palmetto Chapter,!
\V. IX C., half of tha-^door receipts j
taken In Thursday * Afternoon and
night March 26. All friends of tbej
'chapter are urged to come.
! .? rh Ic Association.
i Tlu; Civic . Association will hold its
annual meeting Tuehday afternoon
at 4 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Jim
! Payne, on Calhoun street. This will
be an unusually interesting meeting
and all thc members' are rcqust?d
? i gening Party.
Thursday afternoon Mrs. John Sad
ler entertained informally but delight
fully at the haras cf Mrs. Blair Cray
ton on-Calb?AP street. A dozen con
genial friends were asked to come
and bring their sewing, and a pleas
ant afternoon was-spept. Mrs. Sad
ler'served her guest? BeBcIous plum
pudding and coffee.
* t*i?:ecUeej fjhaptcr
Thotateec'he Chapter D. A. &. will
bc entertained Monday afternoon by
?Ire. -.T. m. Hojfald- op G roon ville
treet.v To suit .fife convenience of the
?tate Regent, Mrs. Calhoun of Clem
son College; who will be present at
this meetlnjft tie daughters are asked
to meet promptly at 3 o'clock. ' i
M!ss Morer .S^eaorr-d.
Alija Morer of Atlanta who, is an
atiractlp?tMsit?r In Anderson was the
honoree** Monday evening when Miss
Pearl MaSs entertained for her at her
home on Hleckley ' street. After a
number of Interesting games of rook
the'hostess served a delightful sweet
rV**"? <Br AsSAB&ftfid Presp)
Washington, i?cft&'il -An increase
?.bf ?7,055,000, in ihz ar?py appropri
ation wasvan^ftaJbr inp senate today
?In the militar/alTaire eommftt?. The
bill now carries an .appropriation of
sio 1,7fy-.?p?. Th? most Important new
?tem la 1135.000 to construct ^s? mili
tary cable from wiasnington state, to
Tba committee uvffed aa increase of
$1,221,000 in. the n?' for enlisted men
so* that tbeyermsr.' Olag be* maintained
|fc- He present faff strength of S5,
000; ?2,000,060 is a?ked for amraunl
ii&n for the 'mUUIa artillery ?nd
S60.000 for field guns. Another addit
ion would provide ?50.000.000 for air
NEXT FRIDAY WILL
BE FIELD DAY HERE
ALL PLANS ARE NOW COM.
PLETED FOR EVENT
Teacher? Here Yesterday From
All Schools Enthusiastic
Dosens of school teachers were in
Anderson yesterday, some returning
to their schools from Spaftanburg.
and some just In the city for the day
and with one accord they predicted
for Anderson county field day, which
ls an event oa next Friday, much suc
cess. All of the teachers seemed to
be of the o-inlcr. that thc school ch?,
dren will come to the city by the hun
dreds for the day and present indica
tions are that the gathering of school
children will surpass anything of the
kind ever seen here 'before.
J. B. Felton,, superintendent of edu
cation and Miss Maggie J. Garlington,
supervisor of rural schools, have beeu
working hard to make the day suc
cessful and it seems that their labors
are to bo rewarded. Both of these
school .'workers have paid a number
of visits to the various schools hi the
county where they In structcd the
teachers concerning the athletic pro
gram and various mental contents and
in every school drill for the various
events have b^n in progress. During
the four days of tho week perore the
field day is held these preparations
and practices in tbe schools will be
doubled and the children will be put
ting forth a last effort to pjerfect
themselves for the affair.
l\ is evxpected that there will be
uiru?rtm? ui ocuuui cunaren in me
probably begin to arrive here by 9 or
city all day long and ,the crowd will
10 o'clock in the morning. From that
time until noon there will .be a con
tinuous line of chtldren arriving in
the city. A
The special feature of the day will
be th eparaue of school children
through the main streets of the city
and the parade of floats which will
make the march from the city to beau
tiful" Beuna Vista Park, where the
day's program wl'l be carried out.
The following ls tbe complete prize
list announced by those who had this
feature in charge: .
100 Yard Dash-Spalding bat, Ru
fus Fant lb . Bro.
. 820 Yard Dash-Gold scarf pin,
Walter. H. Reese.
440 Yard Dash-Saddle Blanket,
Fret well Co.
880 Yard^ Dash-Tie Clasp. March
bank ft Babb.
1. Mile Run-Safety Razor, Ander
son Hardware Co.
Broad Jump-Hikemeter. Evans'
Pharmacy - No. - 8.
Discus Throw-Rexall Watch. Ev
ans' Pharmacy No. 1 .
Pole >Vault-11.50 Cap, B. O. Evans
3rd Grade-Box Linen Handker
chiefs, Osborne ft Pearson.
4th and 5th Grades-Parasol Or e
Boy's Hat. Moore-Wilson Co.
6th and Higher Grades-Pin or Cuff
Links.. Lyon the Jewe'er.
A beautiful Book-'?ox Book otoio.
4th, \ 5th and 6th Graded-Tennis
Shoes, Geisburg Bros.
I . 7th and Higher Grade-Rexall Foun
tain Fen. Evans' Pharmacy.
Best Float-Picture, G. F. Tolly &
School Vinning most prizes-Win
dow Box, Anderson Foundary and Ma
Boy's Wood Work Knife, Tato
Girl's Fancy Work-Bottle Toilet
Water, Orr-Gray Drug Co. .
Oc2as - nl4 B
CAPT. J Jf. TURNER DEAD
Former General M?nager Ge0r?la'ft
<By Associated Press.)
Raleigh. N. C.. March 21. - Capt.
John M. Turner, of this citv. aged 55,
former general manager of the Geor
gia and Florida Railroad, and the
builder ot several railroads lu North
Carolina, was stricken wita -ppr.
plexy and died suddenly at Maxton, N.
Captain Turner was a native of Dan
ville, Ky., where be will be burled.
Attending the Association Meeting In
Misses Med S. Major. Iva R. 4; Al
ma Cole, Pendleton; Lilla A. Peterson.
Clara Smltb, Easley; Winnie Cely,
Piedmont; Nettle E. Newton Pendle-,
ton; Ethe; Willis, .Easley; Mary E j
Teague, Anderson; Ruth Taylor,
Starr; Lela Moseley, Lula Brown. An
derson; Carrie Darby, 8andy Springs;
Bessie. Shirley. Anderson; Ruth
Hayes, Piedmont; Jessie Hearon, Bar-;
nes; Gertrude CUnkscales, Anderson;
Mary Hearon, Iva; Martha L. Clark.
Misses Pearl Wardlaw, Emma WVIght.
Belton; Louise Agnew, Anderson;'
Mattie Robbins. Townvilel; Ethel
Crowley. Lois H. Ellis, Pendleton;
Ola ScoKgfaB. Edith Bigby. Pelser.j
Messrs. Robt E. Parnell, Piedmont;
WV C. Peter, Pelzer; B. F. Cromley,
Pendleton; E. C. sscCants; ?. B. fit
Ban.. E. L. Keaton, Anderson; C. L.
Watkins, Belton; M, B. Mabaffey, An
derson; Geo. E Welborn, Willlaipston;
Geo. E. Cos, Anderson; J. B. Watarn?,
Belton; J. W. Chanibers, Anderson;
Clin ii. Coleman, B. v. Cromer, pen-:
dletoa; W.V. Barton, Plum?n*. ^
Peas ol all Verities. Pay highest
JNO. A. McGILL,
?nw Spat Cash piata
1913 Cotton Croi
(Hy Aboociatcd Press.)
Washington. March 20.-The 1913
cotton' crop was the most valuable
ever grown and second largest in
point of quantity. Statistics an
nounced by the census bureau today
indicated it amounted to 7.383.557.000
pounds or 14,767.161 bales of lint and
linter cotton The total value of the
crop, including the value of cotton
seed, is unofficially estimated roundly
at more Utan $1,000.000,000. compared
with last year's $920,000.000 and '.>63,
000,000 for the previous must valable
crop, that ot 1910.
With this report the bureou of cen
sus departed from its previous method
of reporting the cotton crop by not in
cluding thc quantity of linters in the
total production. Director William J.
Harris Renounced tb.ls was done be
cause with the installation of modern
machinery closer.delinting of seed had
largely increased the quantity of lint-'
era and at the same time lowered the '
average quality of tho libre, so that
now only a small part, if any, was used
as a substitute fdr lint cotton.
Thb number bf running bales of lint
cotton, counting round as half bales, I
was 13.964.9S], and of linter cotton.
628,019 nmnii.g bales, compared wit!) j
13.488.438 running bales of lin; and
602,324 running bales of linters last
year and 15,553,073 running bales of
i lint and 556,273 running bales of lin
ters in 1911.
Included in the production for 1913
are 29,267 bales which gincers esti
mated would be turned out after the
time o fthe March canvass.
Round bales Included numbered 99,
916 compared with 81,528 last year and
101.5o4 in 1911.
Sea Inland bales included 77,490
compared with 73,777 last year and
.110.293 in 1911.
\ The average-gross weight of bale
: for the crop counting round as half
'bales and excluding linters was 505.8
. nounds pnmnnrw? with SOS O Inst voar
.and 504.5 In 1911.
I The number of ginneries operated
for the crop of 1913 waa 26,714 com
pared with 25,279 for the 1912 crop.
Production of states in equivalent
500-pound bales, exclusive of Unters,
with comparisons and the department
of agriculture's December estimates,
which Includes linters follow:
Alabama-Total production 1,494,057
bales, compared with 1,342,275 In 1912
and 1,716,584 In 1911. Department
of agriculture estimated 1,510,000 bales
Arkansas-Total production 1,071,
<;O0I> PROSPECTS FOB FUNDS. ?
Ber. Walter ! Herbert Outlines. Flan
> fer Collecting Minimum. ,
Columbia, March 20.--The Revr Wal
ter I. Herbert of Sumter will begin a
systematic canvass of the Sumter dis
trict of the South'Carolina conference
of the Southern Methodist cnarch
I April X, with a view to raising a mini?
mum it' $300,000 with which the'tai'
debtcdncss of the three Methodist col
?Jeges,. Wtofford, Lander end Columbia,
(will be cleared. , In,addition to meet
1 lng the indebtedness, Mr. Herbert ex
pects to create an endowment fund. I
. At the last meeting of . the. confer-'
once at Rock Hill, Mr. Herbert was
slsctsd ccismlssipacr- cf. education cf1
I the South Carolina conference in or-1
der to unify,the agencies of the throe'
colleges, which up to th?.t time had
been working separately. Since chati
time Mr. Herbert has been considering j
a plan whereby money could be ru?K- I
cd to cover the indebtedness-and ere-1
ate an endowment for the three--col-j
leges of the conference. This plan'
provides that Dra. Snyder, Willson and
Daniel, presidents of the colleges, will,
with the aid of a commute appointed ?
in each pastorate, present 'to the'
churches thc question of raising this j
sum. With the matter clearly before!
the congregations Afr. Herbert will)
then make a trip in person.
"Already we have , received a great j
deal of encouragement," said Mr. Her- j
bert yesterday, "and I am glad to say J
that several thousand dollars have
been subscribed. The need of taking
an educational institution from under
a burdensome indebtedness ls very
great, and the value of creating an en
dowment, both ot chairs and scholar
ships ls almost unlimited. I believe
that with time and faithful aervice
this sum. which 1 set aa the minimum,
will be raised, and judging from pros,
pects and encouragement that I have
received from many quarters I think
thc time will be a short one.
"The pl??'w? have''drawn is Satis
factory and practical, Mr. Herbert con
tinued, "and I hope each pastor will
appoint a committee of not less than
three persons, either men or women or.
both, who will immediately set to
work on the duty to which they have
been assigned, I have conferred with
a number of prominent Methodists lu
[South Carolina and all of them have
assured me oj their co-operation in
'seeing that the' movement le started in
their pastorates. When raised, onc>
naif of the sum will be given to Wor
ford College and Lander and Columbia
Colleges Will divide the other-half.
"Thia means a great deal to South
ern Methodismhe wont on to aay,
"for we have Just seen from the federa
tion of the Wesley Bible classes that
tho south ls looking tb. Smith Caro
lina to take the lead In Methodist af
fairs. An oportunl*y<.ia,;gJvefi us-, to
place 'Southern Methodist educational
Institutions op a sound financial basis,
W?iuGUl which ii is difncuK for ?ny col
lege to show Its greatest efficiency,"
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SOM* FOB CHILDREN.
[Motherless Oatt? Will be Cared fer
at ?tena Springs. .
Glenn 8brln?s. Mirch 20.-The
?Glenn Springs Prea1*j?fiaa church
Inna lannched a new and a much
Three application? guaranteed to
cure any case of Dandruff.
Three applications 9LM ,
Your money 'refnnoe^nf pot
! vsaranteed. See us.
SANITARY BARBER SHOP
table Ever Grown
359 bale?, compared with 792,048 in
1912 and 939.302 In 1911. Department
of agriculture estimated 900,000 bales
Florida-Total production 58(4:?1
bales, compared with 62,760 in 1912
and 83,388 in 1911. Department of ag
riculture estimated 09,000 bales for
Georgia-Total production 2.314.80
bales, compared with 1,776.546 lu
1912 and 2,768.627 In 1911. Department
of agriculture estimated 2,275,000
bales for 1913.
Louisiana- Total 'production ?42,132
bales, compared with 376,096 in 1912,
und 384,597 in 1911. Department of
agriculture estimated 400,000 bales for
Mississippi-Total production 1.307.
143 halos, compared with 1,046,418 in
1912 and 1.203,545 in 1911. Depart
ment of agriculture estimated 1,195,000
bales for 1913.
Misouri-Total production 67,12"
bales, compared with 65,691 in 1912
and 96,808 in 1911. Department of
agriculture estimated 66,000 bales for
North Carolina-Total production
789,904 bales, compared with 865,653 In
1912 and 1,07:.,826 in 1911. Depart
ment of agriculture estimated 765,000
bales for 1913.
Oklahoma-Total production 830,026
bales, ecmparcd with 1,021.250 In 1912
and 1,022,092 In 1911. Department of
agriculture estimated 820,000 bales for
South Carolina-Total production
1,373,700 bales, compared with 1,182,
128 in 1912 and 1,648,712 in 1911. De
partment of agriculture estimated 1,
330.000 bales for 1913.
Toanessoe- Total production 379.
201 bales, compared with 276,546 in
1912 and 449,737 in 1911. Department
of agriculture catii; ited 375,000 bales
Texas-Total production 3,943.133
halos onmnovoil a/llh A attn Oin l~. \f}12
and 4,256,427 in 1911. Department of
agriculture estimated 3,390,000 bales
Virginia-Total production , 23,409
bales, compared with 24,398 in 1912 ?nd
29.891 in 1911. Department, of agri
culture estimated 25,000 bales for 1913.
All other states-Total production
32,508 bales, compared with 11,402 in
1912 and 17,215 in 1911.
The census .bureau announced that
the statistics of this report for 1913
are subject to slight corrections in the
full report to bc published about Mav
Irst. . I
needed institution. It has opened in
charge of Its pastor, the Rav. W. J.
Roach a home for motherless chil
dren, where fathers can send their
children and have them educated and
well take? care of at small cost. It
is often perplexing for a father tp de
cide what to.do with his children since
the orghahages will not take a child
whose father is living.; To such
fathers this home commends Itself.
The Roach. Koine for Motherless Chil
dren, while under the control of tt-.e'
Glenn Springs Presbyterian church, is
not a denominational home but a home
for children of ali denominations.
Glenn Springs is an ideal location for
such a home.
O NEAL'S CREEK. oj
o a j
o o ooooooo'ooo
Among those who attended the sur
prise party nt Mrs. Geer's borne last
Friday night were Misses Brklne, Inez
Greer, Ouda and Allie Major, Lillie
Mae Greer; Messrs. Turman McCoy,
Jim Smith, fohn Major. W. S. Greer,
Clifton Erskine, Rpbert, Greer, Waiter
Smith, Luther Greer. D. Erskine and
A number of girls and boys .from
Lo ag Branch Joined the above party
and many interesting games were
played. A rope was drawn across
tho door to surprise all who came in
late. It prot-ed to bc successful In
catching the. Lu?:g Barnch crowd.
Henry Geer Joined the Long Branch
crowd in the game called "Swallow's
Club," and you need not doubt him
being a full member. 'All report a
fine tune, but of course you couldn't
expect it to be any other way with
sUCh a Jolly crowd.
Mr. Henry Geer and Miss Mattie
Pepper were out driving Sunday af
Mr. C. O. Bowio of Belton was out
,visltiOK Mr. W. S. Greer Sunday. (
DR. BURTS POSITION.
He Favors Helping the Negro and the
Editor or The Intelligencer.
My attention has just been called to
an article appearing in your paper of
16th inst from Victor I. Cheshire in
which he misconstrues certain re
marks made by myself in a sermon
delivered recently in the First Baptist
Church of Columbia.
I must think Mr. Cheshire knows
I do not advocate social equality of
those of every self rc 'Dec ting Chris
tian minister of the routh. The con
gration of southern people to whom
I spoke took no exceptions to my re
marks. "My ideas and convictions as
the relations of the white' and colored
races were fixed in the Christian
home of my childhood, and have
since undergone no change.
1 am now, and always have been
the advocate of justice .and kindness,
and tbe friend of the weak and help
less everywhere ir tn thin I ernst
be understood snd misrepresented for
a time, I accept it *joet cheerfully
I have no desire for newspaper no
torlety and will not be drawn into a
^^..-.anau^r co-itrovsrEy. With this.
oner "statement I shall ask no farther
space in your paper.
C E BURTS
Columbia, S. Or, March'20th. 1914. '
Kew Field ?lia ef the IT? 8? Amy.
What is thought to be the biggest
single Improvement mode in the artil
lery service in a decade is comprised
In the new field gun recently adopted;
You Really Ought to
See this Beautiful
A Big Stock of all that's New.
There's a Hat for you at a Price you
wish to Pay.
at $15.00 to $22.50
Are the best you've seen, and they fit.
Come to see [us Monday for lill your
Wants. IHTeVe Got the Goods.
by the United States government. The
carriage of this gun baa a double, or
split, trail, the word 'trail" being used
to designate the loug beam or prop,
.1.-1 - -? ? ?I... M%a> HM ..... ...........1
tl,ut OUp|fUI Ul I?.u wu fc"U (gswMMv.
at the rear: The old-stylo single
trail prevented Spy great lowering of
the s*.n bre?rn nc? therefor** limitad
the augie to which the mu::!:' could
be elevated. With the split trail thc
breech drops down between the halves
and any elevation of muzzle that is
necessary may be secured. By means
of a hand wheel the gun may bu
swung quickly and easily in a wide
horizontal arc without shifting the
trail, -which is another great improve
ment over the old-style carriage. Tbs
gunners arc thoroughly shleldod by
steel plateo only two-tenths of an inch
in thickness, but of such strength and
toughncEs that they cannot be pene
trated by steel-jacketed, needle
nosed bullet fired from a service rifle
at a distance of 100 yard. Even tho
gunner who sights thc piece ls not ex
posed. By a system of mirrors and
prisms the telescope sight zigzags up
ward and liasses cut througli a port in
the shield a foot or more above the
gunnors's head. The projectile fired
by this gun is 3 in .in diameter and
about 1 foot long, but contains enough
explosive and balls to wipe out a
Political Pot Simmers;
State Convention Next
(By Special Correspondence.)
Columbia, March 21.-Politicians
are awaiting with a great deal of in
terest the coming of the state dem
ocratic biennial convention in May
One of tbe pleas of the opponents of
primary election reform in? the la
test general assembly was' that if
there were no changes lu the rules
governing the primary they should be
made by the democratic convention,
whose delegates fresh from the peo
ple, would be In better position to
act 4han the general assembly elected
in 1912. Undoubtedly there will be
an effort made in the convention to
amend the rules of ?thc party, to the
end that, repeating similar irregular
ities may become a thing of the past
as tar aa the Democratic party elec
tions In South' Carolina are concern
The enormous vote of 1912 and the
recent near-scandal over the Whaley
Hugbes election in the first congres
sional district, wilt probably be used
as arguments by tbe advocates of the
pr?J?sry elections reform. Judging by
attitudes of opponents of primary el
ection reform in the general assem
bly, they will argue in the Democrat
ic convention, that tbs primary of
1912 waa above .suspicion and that tbe
rules which governed-the election then
ar? good enough to stay la effect in
There ls more thu a possibility
thst the fight for tbe Tnlted States
senate may develop Into a thrco-cor
'nered or four cornered affair before
.the campaign opens with Gov, Blease
I Senator Smith, W. F. Stevenson and
' jolts. Gary F?vass ?^a ocmeru T^?IO #i?>f
? inito announcements for tho senate
'race to date are those of Blouse and
Evans is known, though, to bp in a
very receptive frame of mind in . re-*
gard to entering -the United States
I sonate race, while Stevenson is be
lieved to have his ear on the ground.
Blease has recently spent som*> tim?
In Charleston. In view of bis recon
ciliation, with Mayor Grace when tho
general assembly Melted Charleston
ir February his trip is slgnlficent.
Except for a vb.it to Laurens to at
tend tho burial of father-in-law.Sen
ator Smith has not , been in "South
Carolina for some weeks. He has
I been kept very busy- in the' .senate,
working for the passage of his cot-,
ton bili which be believes will benefit
the farmers of the South immeas?r-,
ably by giving.them better marketing
facilities for their cotton and: ota
bilizing the price by definitely fixing
the grades. Evans bas recently vis-,
ted various counties and stopped for
awhile in Columbia. Stevenson bas*
not been traveling much, fte may
stay out of tho senate race and run
against Finley ' for congress.
There ls a gambler's ^banco that
Blease may not run- for the United
States senate after all, but may offer
for governor again. Those who are
speculating on this chance say that
Blease has not been, able . to get a
candidate for governor who can hold
his machine together and that he him.
self may be forced to run again to
make things stay up.
Is MrLSarln Bleaie's Man?
There. is talk now despite the de
claration after the Blease dinner, at
the Jefferson hotel during fair week,
that "they don't, suit me-I danit suit
.them," John ' L. McLaurin will run
for governor ss a Blease candidate.
Tho political situation will not be
entirely clarified until after thc Dem- .
ocratlc convention, In May. But, in
??he meantime, lt is i interesting to
watch the wind blow the straws
UBAClOfJg ? OM KMSION
The Con License Act Kot to Be Kn.
London, March 21.-To prevent a?
j outburst the police in Ireland j^HI
been told not to take steps to enforce
the gun - license act In cases whom
members of the 'Ulster volunteers"
are seen carrying- rifles, in camp or
! elsewhere. The set empowers the
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K. \ ,1L~H7 * H. WOJ JVlselvc.
Washington. Marc? 21-After sev
eral weeks of negotiations.the depart
ment of justice and the New York,
New Haves and Hartford railroad A?
nounced tonight that they had reach
ed a. complete agreement for dissolu
tion of tho New Haven.