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NEW SEMES, VOL. I, NO. 20.
Weekly, Established 1SC0; Dolly, Jan. ill, 1914,
ANDERSON, S. C, FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 10, 1 914.
PRICE Si.50 THE YEAR,
NAMED AS AS
WIFE OF D
Charged With Firing
Bullet Through Heart
of Mrs. Louise Bailey
NERVE FAILED AS
JAIL DOORS CLOSE
Assisted By Husband end Sheriff
To top of Floor, Mrs: Car
man Gives Way
(By Associated Press)
Freeport, N. Y., July S.-i^MrsV Flor
ence Cnnklin Carman, wife of Dr. Ed
win Carman*, was arrested today, ac
cused of being the aasassln who a
week ago last night murdered Mrs,
Louise Bailey,-'wife' of a H?mpBt?ad
manufacturer, - by firing a i bullet
through' her lieart as she stood in the
Tonight Mrs. Carman, at whom the
finger, of suspicion has pointed since
tho discovery that she had Installed a
telophonic Instrument In her hus
band's ;offlco to hear conversations be
tween him and his women patients, is
in the Nassau county - jail "at Mineota:
There she will remain until-' Monday";
. when sho again will, be examined by
tho coroner, before, whtmi she pleaded
not guilty when arraigned after her
arrest In the room "wher"| iMrs. Bailey
died. . V
. Mrs. r-Carman's nervo is shattered.
/When the' door pf the Mtneola Jail
/ 'closed behind her today she pulled her
s V heavy veil from" her face and broke
down. \ Her husband and the sherlft,
/ who-'tbpk* her in an" automobile from
her home licre to tho Jail, assisted her
to tho top floor of the building. , .
^Thp immediate ;eauBb ht Xa?i arrest
. labi? eye witness of the
crime. . Bard?s is nlso under lock and
koy, detained as a material witness",
- for his story is of such, importance
that i the authorities feared that an
attempt might be made to get him out
of the jurisdiction of tho New York
courts. , '
Bardes story', briefly'told, is this:
At 7:30 o'clock on the night of the
murder, Bardes said, h? determined to
visit Dr. Carman to have him dress a
minor Injury. He walked to the phy
sician's home.' Arriving, h? decided
he could dress the injury himself a';d
thereby save a. doctor's fee. - So Ue
walked past the house and then turned
around td begin his journey home.
At that Instant he heard an ex
. plosion. Mo thought it was caused by
an automobile tire, but When he look
ed for the machine ho could not find
iL. He looked toward the lawn at the
side of- Dr. Carman's home. A wo
man, tall, well hullt, hat less, wearing
a light shirt waist -\nd a dark skirt,
was moving ' awa^ from nn? of the
windows at the slle of the physician's
office toward the rear of the house.
She was walking "In a hurry." the
witness swore: '.
Bordes was discovered yesterday.
11(8 story might still remain untold
had he not mentioned it,' first to a wo
man who telephoned the district at
torney, and then to a priest he visited
' for advice. The priest urged Bar
des to make bis story known. But be
fore ah opportunity presented itself,
he was taken into Custody by order ol
the district attorney.
Bardes testified today after Mrs
Carman's 12-year-old daughter, Eliza
beth, bed tried to strengthen her
. mother's alibi, and representatives of
the manufacturers of the telephonic
Instrument told of selling the device
to the physicjan's wife Sud of:1nstoll
ing it in her home.
' Coroner...Norton, after, spending an
hour studying-;.ihe testimony, wrote
out his charge, Slating that he "does
- on his oath any'that Louise .Bailey
. came to her death by criminal means,
by rearfbn of a bullet fired .Into her
body with a roVolver held by Florence
. Carman." Ile Vit en ordered Mrs. Car
. man's arrest. -.
George : Lievy, Mrsv Carman's
counsel, telephoned Dr. Carman ol
. this action, s ' - ,
Word was.sent to Mrs. Carman that
ahe was abou?e to be . arrested and o
few -Minutes later county officials en
tered the physiclnn'B. office. Mrr." Car
man. pale but - controlled, accompan
ied by her husband, her attorney and
i othor8 camo m a minute later. Cor
. Tpner Norton,, for years, an'., intimate
friend of the family, with tears in hie
eyes, read his c'lirge and the war;
rant ' of artwst > he had - signed. Mrs
Carman stood erect facing him.. Be
tween them,, on the floor, .was a dark
stain , marking the. spot where Mrs
"Are you inHty of this charge di
hot guiltyV! ;s6ke.t an assistant dis
'.*Nqt /guilty,"-answered -Mrs. Car
man..-. ; -.> , v ' - ;.
! I'm sorry fp|ittd-tor~*~n>'heKan' tht
(Cohtinued. Oh Page Four.)
.. - : ' :
Eight Men Believed To Be Safe
On Wrangle Island Re- -
. (By'Associated Press.)
. Ottawa. Ont, July 8.?Eight mem-,
hers of the-Stcfacaon Arctic expedl-i
tlon, who were believed to bo- .ort;
Wrangel Island off the coast of Alaska
with the rest of the Karluk party'
which was reported safe more than
a month ago; <aro now thought to be
lost, according to a report received
today by Deputy Minister of Marine:
Desbrrr.ta fron? Captain Bartlett in
Nomo, Bartlett commanded the Kar
. The previous report- from which it
Was inferred that the whole party had
reached "Wrangel Island neglected to
mention two parties -of four, which '
set ten days after the Karluk sank?\
one for Herald Isand and the other.
for an unknown shore. . Neither of
those parties had been, heard from. I
The supporting 'party which ac-j
companied ' the Drst party returned,
una. repu non chai progress Had been '
stonped . by open water three miles
frpm-sh?re. Pour mejt; were left with
provisions on the edge of the ice wait-'
lng for a chance to land. That.was!
the last heard, from them. The four1
were: '. Officer Alexander Anderson,'
of Ihverkeithlng, Fifeshlre, Scotlahd; I
Second Officer Charles Bartlett, Sea-,
man John Bredyand Seaman Archi-j
bald King, all of Victoria, B. C. |
The second party consisted of Henry
Beucbat, of Paris, the anthropologist
of the expedition, Alllster Forbes Mac-,
kay, of Edinburgh, the surgeon of the
expedition, <w.hc- accompanied Shaok-'
letoh' pn^ono of his expeditions; L?
Mbrris, ' &1ltrr> Th?s'i ptfrty was seen
a week later by an exploring expedi
tion from the main party, which re
ported that Beucnat's . bands were
frozen and he seemed to be in poor
shape but that he refused offers of
assistance and transportation hack to
camp. That was the last heard of the
second party. *
On February 24 th? main party
of fourteen white men and several
Esquimaux left their camp at the
scene of the wreck and set out for
Wrangel Island, which they reached
March 12 after a hard struggle. Cap
tain Bartlett, with an Eskimo, left,
seeking help, j He was subsequently
picked up by the whaler Herman,
-aptain Peterson, at Emma Harbor. I
Bartlett is now at Nomo \ -tilting for
the American revenue citi'ir Bear
to take him with'supplies to Wrangel,
MAKES BROAD ASSERTION
fiof~ on r<?jj* ..e *?jitj
Small Area of Tuberculosis.
, (By Associated Press.) -
LeedK, England, July 8.?Sir Wil
liam Osier today startled the huge
audience attending the conference of!
the' Association tor Prevention of |
Consumption, by telling them Jhcy
practically all had tuberculosis.. He
said: "If,-with the aid of radium and
a microscope, I could look at the
chests of the ae-?ience I am address
ing, in* 90 per cent of you I'd discover
a small f?cus or area of tuberculosis.
Sir.William demanded in the inter
erets of the state, the rigid enforce
ment of control over consumptives.
MUST FACE TRIAL
ON GRAVE CHARGE
Mrs* Joe Johnson Committed To
Jail Without Bond Charged
$-?^' . '
(By Associated Press.)
Raleigh. N. C, Juno 8.?At the pre
liminary hearing before. Justice R. O.
House nt Oak City, today, Mrs. Joe
Johnson was committed to Jail with
out bond, charged with the.murder of
her husband, while out driving with
Mrs..,Johnson clalmr that a shot
from the roadside killed her husband.'
The runaway .. horse ^and buggy in
which ehe-was seated was stopped at
a church nearby. Richard Manning, a
farmer who was' about ' a hundred
yards behind the couple when, the
killing occurred, said he saw no one
run from the roadside , despite the
.fact that th? moon was shining.
Throughout the hearing and since
the arrest of Mrs. Johnson/, she has re
mained perfectly 'cool, and her only
concern has been for. '.' her ;f/rfant
child. She is 2jJ -earn old aha ivory
pretty. Her husband waa 24. The
'couple are said to have.been estra iged
'twice since they werO^married.
ON BIG BUSINESS
SUPPORTS HIS NOMINEES
FOR FEDERAL RESERVE
Declares It Unfair To Regard
Democratic Parity1 Enemy
(By Associated PreBP.)
Washington. July 8.-rrDeclaring it
would bs^uhfalr to regard the Demo
cratic party as the enemy of. big bus- !
incse". President Wilson today gavc.J
out ? statement in support of Paul
Warburg, "df New York, and Thomas
D."Jones-of Chicago^ -, his nominees |
for the Federal reserve board.
"It would be- particularly unfair
to-the Democratic party and to the
Benate itself to regard.it a* the en
emy to big business; big or little.
I am sure that it doeB'.not regard a|
man as an object of suspicion mere
ly because he has been connected with I
great bustnerr enterprises. It also I
knows that the business of the coun
try has been chiefly promoted in the I
recent years by the enterprises or-1
gahlzcd on a great scale and that the
vast majority of men connected with
.What we have come to call big busl
Mot-v or?' honest, ?iitu? rupiauie anil
patrlpttc. The country muy be cer
tato that it is clear to members of
the ; Senate as it is clear to all the
thoughtful men that those who have !
tried to make big business what It
ought to be, arc men to be encouraged
and honored, whenever they respond
without reserve to the call of public
Prenldcnt Expresses Confidence
. "I" predict with the greatest, confi
dence that nothing done by the-Dem
ocratic party majority of the senate j
of the United States will bo of a sort
to throw suspicion upon suclr men.
Mr.- Jones, and Mr. Warburg in man- i
Jl?#?ng;th?lr> willingness- and. .ability
brgahizatfeh.- of . ? great
reform which promises to be s'o'??r
vlceSblo to the nation, are setting an
example of patriotism and of . public
spirit which the whole country ad
mires. It is the obvious business of
statesmanship at. this turning point
in our development to recognize abil
ity and character, wherever It may be
displayed and imite every force for
the upbuilding of legitimate business
along the new lines are now clearly
indicated for (he future."
The president said today that he
earnestly hoped Mr. Warburg would
reconrldcr his decision not to accept |
the nomination and that he was urg
ing him to do so. He expressed con
fidence that Mr: Jones would be con
OF "BIG BUSINESS"
Held Lengthy Talk With President !
-(By Associated Press.)
Washington, July8.;? Repr?senta*
fives of "big business" talked at
length with President Wilson at the
white house today about'the adminis
tration's ahtl-trust program. Ten
'leading members of the Chicago Asso
ciation of Commerce gave Mr. Wilson
their ideas of proper trade concession
and railroad securities hills, and as a
result of the bills passed by the House
end ponding in the senate may -be
modified. " Both, the president and
the business men gave out statements
referring to the cordiality of.t?? meet
ing.- ' - $S3g| ,| -..
As a direct result of the discussion!
tho president late today telegraphed]
to Representative' Covington, of:Mary
land, who framed the houoo./trade'
commission bill, asking him lo'return I
to Washington to confer with' th?;ChJ.
The president listened carefully and.
Interposed some Ideas of his own. The
question .of. business prosperity was
mentioned In a general way, and af
terward officials said' the- president
had not-changed his- previously ex
pressed opinion that conditions are
Proaident Wilson tomorrow. Will re-x
celve-Henry Ford, tho millionaire sjt
tomoblle manufacturer, o committee
of Illinois hankers and members of
the ' National Association of State
TWO TA?DEVI^LE HOUSES
..--' ' ' ' _
Will Mo Subjected to Invext?gail?n of
X V1 (8y Associated Press!)
. Paris. July 8.?Two of the principal,
vaudevllld houses In Paris will be
subjected to au Investigation by a
magistrate, tomorrow. It is charged
that certain undraped scenes consti
tute an offense against public decency
and the managors. togeCuer with sev
eral actresses, will be interrogated.
parties j?aj?not agree?
h?rd tell the
roper For Him
iBy Asjiocgded Press.)
Washington^lbfy S?Eord</r dls
t ?a? CquBtitutiou
iier informal pence
ed bcrc tonight.
Luis Cabrera, the
sthing to say, but
* t of the Constitu
o whom the plan
d been submitted
aine from well in
tive b here, hi
word .w?p th
formed foui ces,
.Minister Najbp, b
Argentina, the on
ly; one of t.he mediator?; Ip Washington
read the ?jspatiliegi With evident sur
prir?. He Indicated that the modi
ators would take no action until after
the attitude olitd'o Constitutionalists
was iear&ed oAcla?ly. Secretary Bry
and said . tbat, it/would be Improper
for him fa rti?-c??c?,4hs situation in aa
vance of- the arrive 1 of Carranza's
fornja} ^sw?r1.'tov-the pending pro
posal. . . ' >".
That.tut* -Constitutionalist leaders
strongly oppose r*he ideu of peace con
ferences did not':surprise oiiicials who
have maiataiaed j,uwould be virtually
impossible! t<* modtty the plan of Gu
adaloupe,'the ; platform of the Consti
tutionalist myv?nveiU. This plan de
clares a nilJJtary'-gbvornmeiit shall be
set up o?t?? Mexicq City Is conquered
and thai' no ejection shall be held un
til the coUntryi?s pacified by military
rule* The preaent, purpose of the
Const Hut ionallgtfc, . it la understood,
Js. ^to ^ollo^^^tf^^^6STam to the lel
[fahd -been :compoaedrwro^erifted toi- ^
day hyr agbhts of both, but there was
Ian undertone oT comment, indicating
that it was but a temporary truce
The breab has had a disorganizing ef
fect politically in the Constitutional
ist rangB and ?vidences of it are now
I manifest in Mexican circles here,
j Reports from the border today said
I one of the conditions of the agreement
! between. Carranza. and Villa was that
Zuburan be retired from his post as
I head of the Constitutionalists here.
; Zuburan and Cabrera have worked
I hard to bring .about informal confer
ences with the Huerta delegates.
Despite the Carranza^Villa spilt,
it is evident, one common purpose of
all the Constitutionalists factions now
seems to be to force the conquest of
Mexico City-and rule the country by
martial law. That neither the Uni
ted States nor Argentina, Brazil or
Chile would recognize a military gov
ernment is'the opinion of many South
In view of the lack of definite infor
mation not only 00 tue v>?fT?iiitii-v 11- i
la .agreement but the purposes of the
Constitutionalist generals as to the
peace conferences, a definite expres
sion by the Washington government
Is not likely for a few days.
Should the Constitutionalists defi
nitely reject parleys on the Internal
question, the Niagara protocols be
come nullified. Everything agreed to,
thiere was conditioned on. the estab- !
lishmcnt of a provisional government |
set up by two Mexican factions. It j
Is believed that Hderta delegates in
a few days will announce the posi
tion of tho Hu _rta government and
leave for Mexico.
Whether mediation would termi
nate then, ending the armistice be-1
tween American and ' Mexican forces |
at Vera Crus Is another complication.
The general impression is that the
United States will continue to exert1
pressure to brhfg the factions into
conferences and that In the meantime
some arrangement with the Huerta
government. for the maintenance of j
the .military status quo at Vera Cruz |
will be effected.
.. Another l'hase
Torreon, Mex., July 8.?Another j
official explanation of what'has been
agreed on at the Car run zu- Vi Ma con-1
fer?neo was not forthcoming today.
The Carranza and Villa secretaries is
sued the ' following statement;
"The' conference betweon various
delegates of the divisions of tho North
and Northeast ended today with a re
sult entirely satisfactory to tho Con
stitutionalists movement and ! to the
nation. Opporunely. the -public will
be Informed of tne points tran-actei
at the conference.
The delegates met again today to j
prepare tho rijporU on the truaa?iicns
and it was understood/that one ?f the
results of ti e conf?rence would' bo
that: the three Constitutionalist, divis
ions aooh would move on Mexico City.
- Mexico City, July ^.?-Differences
between the, United Stuf es and Mexico
were the subject-of a report read be
fore ccngress today by. Acting For
eign Minister Roberto. Estera' RnlS?
who declared the trouble betweon the
countries was bound up- with the in
AT GOVERNOR YESTERDAY,
ASKED AUDIENCE TO
CAMPAIGN OF 1880
Voters at Union Were Noisy and
Made Things Unpleasant For
(Special to Tho Intelligencer)
Union. July 8.?Tho United StnteB
senatorial meeting here today wob
marked by a Beige of the most per
sistent interrupt inns of speakers that
has occurred since the campaign open
ed. Three of the four speakers were
subjected to grilling remarks by a
small, but noisy group.that harangued
the speakers and kept up a rapid fire
throughout the apecchos of both
Messrs. Jennings and Pollock and fur
Into that of Scuutor Smith.
For the first time tho governor's
friends stayed today aftor the chief
executive, who wus the first speaker,
had finished. They heard Messrs Jen
nings and Folluck apply the gaff to
the record of the governor. Senator
Smith, however, completely refrained
from any discussion of the charges
nroforr?d by tho governor nU? utterly
ignored the governor's record. This
is the second time that the senator
has bad to face a hostile audience in
the beginning and then cmergo In uu
unimous chorus of pleas to colinue.
Mr. Pollock added a feature when
he held up for the audience to inspect
the lied, Spread Eagle Republican
ticket of the CJarfie|(l-A3*thMr cam
paign of 1880. It contained the names
of several ..egro republican electors
from different districts of the state,
and that of J. Preston Qlbson, a can
didate from Marlboro county for the
house of representatives, ''and ap
pointed a member of the governor's
. Mr. Jennings launched into a vigor
farmer, the question was asked:- "Are
there any negroes over there?"
"Oh, yes," the speaker replied,
"Borne tho governor pardoned. One
whipped -a little child to death, along
with a lot of other."
Governor Blease charged that the
.new rules passed by the state demo
cratic convention were made only to
"deceive our crowd. Tho rules are
wrong." he continued," otherwise they
would not be defending them."
When the governor defended his
don record on the petition plea one
enthusiastic fellow told the speaker,
"You haven't pardoned them alt yet.
Open the doors and turn them all out."
Tho speaker assured the audience that
as long as petitions properly signed
and properly drawn up come In par
dons would be granted.
Auto Runs Wild Down Maun tain -
side, Plunges Into River
(By Associated Press.)
Kennett, Cal, July 8.?Mrs. Eliza
beth Webber, of .Berkeley, Cal., was
drowned today at the end of a wild
ride down tho mountainside In an un
controllable automobile that shot from
the bank-of the , Sacramento river,
leaped across a flat ferry boat and
plunged Into the river.
< Z. K. Horton and his mother, Mrs.
C. E. Horton, who were in the auto
mobile with Mrs. Webber, swam
ashore. The body of Mrs. Webber was
found four hours after the accident,
twelve miles away. Five thousand
dollars in currency lies at the bot
tom of the river in the wrecked auto
IIOSTB THROWERS ARRESTED
Police Make Opportune Arrests of
Paris, July 8.?Bombs found In the
tfnsaesslon of two Russians, arrested
at Beaumont-SurrOIso Monday, wc
Intended for President Polncare, the
police believe. Four persons have
been arrestndv among them Prince
Alexander Abachldze, member rr
. aristocratie . Russian 'family, it Is
considered- significant that the two
Russians wero proceeding in the di
rection of the department of Somme,
where President Polncare will spend
Sunday. An examining magistrate ex
pressed the opinion that the Russians
were Involved in a carefully planned
o VILLA REPORTED KILLED ?
o . : Mexico ?City,'.. July 8.?A re- o
o. port made public by the guber- o
o naclonal department today.said o
o General Villa had been assass- o
o inated at Torreon by a woman.- 6
o , v >*r
o o o ooooooooooo 0 0 0 0 0
COLONEL DENNY j
KILLED BY FALL i
Fell Over Balustrade While Walk- ,
ing In Sleep, Report Given i i
i, By the Police
(By Associated Press.) : j
Washington. July 8.? Colonel!
Prank L. Denny, retired, of the Mu-j
rino corps, was almost Instuutly hill
ed today when ho fell over a lmlus
trade in his home to the floor helov
Tho report of the police said that he '
was walking in his. sleep. I
Colonel Denny's family believe that '
ho wus seized with an attack of vcrti- |
go to which he was subject, and fell t
while moving about the house. *Hc 1
tit ruck his head upon ;? marble top S
fable, crushing his skull. The colo- t
nol's daughter, awakened by the t
crash, found htm dying. The coroner j
gave u certificate of accidental death, i
Colonel Denny was one of the cen- r
Irai ligures lu a controversy In the v
marine corps, three yeura ago in which .
It was charged that a number of ttm 1 _
stuff officers in Washington were
controlling the corpo. Former Score- i
tary Meyer of the nuvy department. ]
after un investigation, ordered ull the ' i
ulcers concerned to' distant points,1,
sending Colonel Denny to San Fran- ! .
Cisco. Early in his administration, I
President Wilson relumed all to '
Washington. Colonel Denny was, j!
proulnent in social und club life of i
the capital. v
HENWOOD TO DIE
SO SAYS COURT '
Was Denied Third Trial For !!
?Will Pay Penalty
(By Associated Press.) n
Donvor, Col., July 8.?Harold P.
Henwood, under sentence of death for 1
the killing of George E. Copeland, fi
was deninod a third trial today by tho I c
State supremo court. Copeland was ' h
fatally wounded on the night of May I c
24, 1011 when Henwood shot 8ylves- J g
1er L. Von Phul, a St. Louis aero- ! s
naut, in the bar room of a hotel here, tl
The death sentence imposed by the tl
lower court la affirmed and It is or- r
Icrcd to bo carried out tho week be- tl
ginning October 25. f<
The shooting created u sensation tl
In Denver. Henwood and Von Phul P
iiad quarreled over lottern written to a
v*on Phul by' Mrs. Isahelle Patterson tl
Springer, the wife of John W. Spring- \\
3r, a wealthy .stockman and banker. b>
Less than two weeks after tue shoot
ing Springer was given a divorce.
At the first trial Henwood was con
fided of second degree murder and
was sentenced to life Imprisonment. \Bl
The supreme court grunted a new j j,
rial which resulted in u first degree u
fordid. -, J ?
Appropriation fnr Exposition. ' I
Washington, July 8.?An amendment ?.
appropriating $55,000 for un exposl-, V
tlon to be held In Richmond, Va., to
commenmorute the signing of the ( t]
emancipation proclamation was writ- w
ten into the sundry civil appropria- ?
tlon bill today by the senate. jl
GOVERNOR BARS \
GEORGIA TROOPS ?
I ' i!
Issues Order Against Entering ; T
/ South Carolina En Route
(Special to The Intelligencer.) *t
Columbia, July 8.?Governor Blenso v
has refused to sign an order grunting'0'
permission for such troops of the nat-|j j
lonal guard of Georgia to enter South ! y
Carolina, going to or coming from the'1'
camp at Augusta, August next next as; w
may obtain the benefit of u more direct ' j*
route thereby. j u
The order was- submitted to thci
governor by W. W. Moore, adjutant I*
general, on tho receipt of n eommnnl- y
cation from J. Van Holt Nash, a'dju- t?
tant general of Georgia, requesting 81
permission to enter South Carolina 8(
with some of the troops. 11
This order, with .others submitted! c:
at tho same time, wore returned, to' ?
Ben. Moore by the governo;- with the w
statement that he would f.ign no fur- u
ther orders until , the military situa- ei
lion In this state was cleared up with n
the war department. P!
"It was a matlor of courtesy sim- di
ply," sold Gen. Moore tonight." I am a:
aware that there is a law that does P
not permit armed troops from another, tl
state to enter without permission.-In ti
lha general run of things, however, I ai
do not think it necessary for them to n
liavo permission." . >
. ' - ;>".y-V:'..
Discusses Proposed Ex
tension of B?ue Ridge
No Hope, However, Held Oat
For Immediate Extension of
the Line To Knssvflle,
A conference wai hold yesterday at.
He home of A. S Farmer with Hon.
''nil-fax llarrtpon president ol the
Southern hallway, and officials of tho
liuiiilx'r ol Commerce, the purpose- of
In* same being to discuss tho1 possl
lllty or the completion of the Blue
tidge railway to Kuoxvllle. Tho con
erence had been arranged several
Tho iiuturo of ' the conclusions
n?cli?? ni Inv cuniurencc were cpnri
icutlal, nnd no statement was given
out regarding1 tho Baiue by either ,
dsident Harrison when Boen at
Villiamstnn by a reMrter for The In
clligencer just before,.his departure
or Washington, or by ofllclale of the
'dumber of commerce, when asked
bout the matter last night. It is upri_
icrstood, howovor. that the conf?rence
^ns generally satisfactory. t J?
To Improve Service.
Mr. HarrlBon stated. howeVor,' that
..d'pollcy of the Blno IUdgo would be
O improve the service over that line
nd make tho samo fully up-to-date
nd standard in every respect; the
oad to bo ballasted; and steel equip
tient to bo used.
cry 8QtI??b obstacle before ?b 'ir?gfit
tow which places the. extension of the -
oad over tho mountains In tho in defi
"That obstacle is in tho gorgo of the
'cnnesBco Vivor hqa*r ' Bushnoll, not
iir from Knoxville. Tho Aluminum
ompany of America, one of the two : "
irgcst aluminum companies In the'
ouutry, hns certain rights In the
orge, which they wish to develop,-:
pending approximately f10,000,000 on
lie Improvements. ,It Ib necessary for
ho railway company to have these
IghtH for us to extend our road
Ii rough the valley aud it is necessary
jt tho aluminum coiunany to havo
ic rights owned by the' J?outhe
lull way company, for them to go
head with their developments. I and
lie board of directors of the Southern
tali A'ay company hnvb. been making
parching Investigation t hoping;*" ar
Ive at some conclusion that will be
l favor of the railway company. The
:>n dit Ions are serous, and, uro P
hup'ng. iiicuise'p < u up so that some,
utlsfactory nrraagemonts can pobsI
1y be made, hut how soon I do not.
now. 1 would not attempt even to
lake a guess."
Have Other Plans.
"We will continue to exert our ef
irtB to work out somo plan," declared
?resldelpt Harrison, "ind In the
lean time- we proposo to give you and
tie people along, the Blue Ridge rail
way the best service possible. The
lacing of (he gas-electric service on
lie road recontly Is only one of tho1
lovos of our policy to increase and
otter the service. W? have other
?ans which will be . made
nown und made ' .effective .from
me to time. Capt. Anderson, super
itendent of the road, .urges ballasting
lie road between Bel ton and Seneca,
his we expect to do \S the immediate
Concerning Neu Injostrles. .
Discussing the possibilities of build
ig up certain linos of new industry
lid commerce along the proposed ex
Mislon of the Blub Ridge, President
larrison seemed very much Impress
A with the prospective hardwood
mher business which such an- ex
msion would secur?, u9-tt is known
mt largo tracts of fina hard
oods, suitable for the best floor In gB
nd fcri. t'.ire aio locker1 In p?*i>x
nlty the proposed extension .He
as Impressed with the continued
rowth of tbo cattle and sheep It dus- "
y In the foothlls. andon the rr-inn
iln rldees. and wltVtbo f?t-fre pos
iblllty of securing packeries iv this
ictlon. supply to be received ?argel?
oiu lha territory along the proposed].:
xtension. .In fact, all these features, '
?cludlng the great tourist , trado
hlch would be built up, coal slip--'
tents,' otc -were favorably' conslder
i The extension 4>t the Blue RIdee'
loans ntllmately the accomplishment
r many new things. -The tremendous
omand for more cattle and packeries ,
re an Incident thereof, due to the un*> ^
recedented shortage of the same. In
10 west, can be made a great Indus-'
y In the highlands, of :tkis. section,
nd a great source of tonnage-|o.the
i 11 r o ad s. and this day^rspWly cow*
(Continued on P?se 4,). -