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MF. ANDERSON INTELLIGENCER |
VOVSVEl) AUGUST 1, I860.
m S?rth Main Street
ANDERSON, S. C
w. w SMOAK, Editor and Huh. Mgr
L. M. GLENN.City Editor
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K A DAMS, Telegraph Editor and
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. I It is the Christmas time: "A holy
and happy time I" What memory it
. brings' to each of us! How the sight
.of the holly or mistletoe carries ub
for back Into the years: to our child
hood; our abiding faith in Santa
Claus; our childish wonder when
"hopes fulfilled taught us to hope)
anew"?when our letters ao laborious-1
Wide chimney which he and his pranc
ing renideer, would so soon marvell
ously- ?eauvmil And as um letters
burned he read : them In the. ascend
ing smoke. We knew he did, for we
found the very things they had re
Suestcd hanging in our stockings by
iat same fireplace. O, the wonder and
magic of it: the fearful Joy and thi
mystery of the unknown; the dear
surprise of Christmas! Then too there
were the happy "darkles" waiting to
catch the. ''white folks" With their
cry of "Christmas glf." It was very
In later years our thoughts went
bach to that "solemn midnight cen
turies ago," when God's greatest gift
came to the waiting earth Our hearts
thrilled to the Joyful strains of the
. glad music of Judea's plain. Again we
traveled with the wise men from their
homca afar "In baste to seek the1
moaning of the star." We watched with
the wondering shepherds as the an
gel's song soothed their < troubled
hearts with ita heavenly chorus of
"peace' on earth, good will to men."
That song Is still echoing down
through centuries! that shining star
still stands "over where the young
child lay" In the Btable "because there
waa no room for Him" in the inn.
On this birthday of the Pince of
Peace it is not apeaceful earth. Al
most It seems as of old that vthere
fa no room" for Him. And yet?
"Where nations are warring life for
A cry rings ont from the fearful I
strife ' m\
As a dying people sinks to its doom:
Boom for the Christ-Child, room!"
And we know that if in our hearts I
there is room for the Christ-Child we |
ahaU indeed have "good-will to men."
In lat-er lite too wo keep company
at Christmas with those dear ones
"whom we have loved long since and
; have lost a while," and especially do
we keep this tryst with those who left
us as children, still full of the trust
and Joy of the Christmas tide.
Our hearts grow very tender to all
those "who are at home In our house."
' This year oar hearts go out with deep
est longing, to those desolate ones
.' across the sea who can no more turn
to "that place this Bide,the stars inat
men calf home," as well as to the
homes made desolate by the know
: ledge of the unretarnlng. And it we
nnot give material aid then let as
.this Christmas tide, in feeble 1ml
tJon of Hun whose birthday we cele
brate, at least give freely of ourselves
to furthering the blessed cause of
"peace on earth, good will to men."
So shall we "follow the gleam" of the
"Aud w. Tiny Tim observed: God
iMs?^tts, every one."~York News.
CREDIT TO AKDEBSON "
Tho Anderson Intelligencer has Just
agement and the stockholders at their
arat annual meeting on Monday, are
said to have been delighted at the
ehowlag made. This Is very gratify
ing news. The paper la under the able
management of W. W. Smoak and is
THEY'RE GOLN'G HOME.
AloiOBt every train now Is crowded J
with young men and women ou their
way homo from tho college* to spend
tho holidays with their parents, and i
to renew again the friendships and
acquaintances with their erstwhile
comrades and friends. It Is tin in- ,
spiring sight to note tho enthusiasm ,
and eagerness, to say nothing of the
frcBh yjuthfulneas of these ' young |
people who are preparing themselves
(or the battle of life, and who are ;
thus becoming better equipped to light i
its batnes. 1
These young folks will meet chang- 1
ed conditions at home. If it he the ,
nrst year away from home, they will i
wonder how they could stay away *
after tho holidays are over, they will
so want to bo at home with their loved ,
ones. If It be the laBt year they will
wonder how anyone can stand to live
In tho proay old place where things 1
are not so up-to-date as at the fash- j
lonablc college, and that their "old
folka" do not dress aa "swell" as they 1
do at tho college town or city.
Then, too, they will lind that there
Is not this year tho air of prosperity |
as was formerly noted on their return ,
from college. The mother and father .
will wear their old clothes, perhaps, <
land tho lines of care will ho a bit 1
deeper on their brows, and while ,
they will make an effort to show that ,
things are as they "uaed to be" it will i
be found that they have to economize !
here and there to keep their boy or |
their girl at school. Just how groat i
the 'sacrifice they .will never know till i
they have changed places with their
father or their mother, and have j
children of their own at college.
This fall has been a hard one for t
parents whoso ambition is to give 1
their cblldron the advantages of a col- '
lege course. ' Be it to the overlast- \
log credit of these parents that they j
are making tho sacrifices necessary i
to keep their, boys and girls at col- J
loge, and if these boys and girls arc .
not making good use of their time, ,
be it to their everlasting shame. Per- .
hapB tho boy or girl going home to !
tho rural district, whoso father 1b a J
small farmer, will be most struck
with tho changes necessary to keep
them in college. >
To tbeoe boys, and girls The Intel- j
'lgcncer wishes a most enjoyable ;
.'hrlBtmas season. May their pleas
ire at tho reunion be unalloyed, and '
may every one of them be able to re- ;
turn to school after the holidays; But
!n case they find the sacrifice too i
Treat, and they cannot go hack, we :
irgo them not to be downcast and sad 1
wer It, but to buckle down and help 1
mako Lt possible for .them to. return .
" ho next fnll' and finish their course. <
rjet there be no "quitters" in this race '
or on education. Times like these try
' e mottle of all, even the older boys
iill girls whose col lego Is that whose '
rrlculum is embraced in the coursr
night In the University of Hart'
nocks. In this school, also, then '
tust be no quitters.
MORE NEW PEOPLE
The Intelligencer is Indeed glad *
as been tho instrumentality for
iringing to Anderson tho publication
if the Southern Christian Advocate
or tho nozt four years. Ordinarily* one '
would think that thoro is not much in ;
this to cause one to feel glad, but U r
Is true that this is the. official organ <
of the second largest denomination in 1
the State, and that the message it will '
contain will go into perhaps ten
thousand homes, every one of these j
papers being an advertisement of An- :
der son and-her resources, ' it will be
seen what it can mean to the city. 1
Then it will bring to tho city as a rest- !
I dent tor four years ono of tho ablest
and most progressive ministers in the
' conference, who will become a part of
the lifo of the city and will aid In the
civic and religious life of the com
munity. Besides this lt will give em
ployment to Boveral persons who
might otherwise belong to the ldlo
The Intelligencer has cause to be
proud also of the distinction of win
ning this contract over some of the
most progressive printing establish
ments In the State. Tho idea We wish
to emphasize in this connection, is
that every person should be even on
the alert to hunt out and bring to An
derson every legitimate business pos
sible, and to advertise to the rest of
the country th? superiority of her re
sources. As little as one may think of
itt the establishment of The Intelli
gencer under. the new management
has brought to Anderson almost, .a
half-hundred citizens, and has glvon
employment to more than a score of
skilled artisans. What other small
enterprise has done mpre for tho up
hujmius o? the city? These reflections
are not mentioned as self-praise, but
to "Beitr?te, the ?aluo to tho commun
ity of such euterplaes, whether they
he printing concerns or any other
Una. ' '
Parson Johnson: "Do contribution
dis morntn' -will ge fo' de purpose ob
m?kln' up de d?ficit to your pastor's
salary I De choir will now. sing, and
will colntln?e to sing until de fall
amount am collected!"?Puck,
SOCIAL SERVICE At
Tho Intelligencer publishes this
looming tho report of the Rev. John ]
F. Vines, I). D., of the committee on
social service and public morals,
A'h ich was presented at tho recent
session of the State Baptist Convcn- j
Jon. The report lu as follows:
(Jod is In his heaven, hut ail is not
right with his world. The trouble,1
'i owe ver, is not caused by any lack of
nlerest or effort on the part of God,
ut the serpent has crawled into our
garden and made himself busy biuis
iug humanity's heel. There ia truly
much wickedness but the star of hope
shines. We aro prone, at times like
Ills, to think all is evil, when the
rouble Is, we simply need u change
)f glasses, a new perspective. Satan
>vill not win the victory, while he has
made trouble, und e bear the scars,
vol he also carries the marks of our
ilsplcasurc on his head. We firmly bo
ll ve in the final triumph of Jesus
Christ. His kingdom ill yet come and
.lis ill he done and righteousness fill
ihe earth. Your committee could call
attention, especially to tho follolng
I. The Condition of Our Times.
II. The Cure for Existing Evils.
1. The Condition. Climbing somo
ilgh peak, from whence we see far out
jver the world, we are compelled to
'eel, that heathen nations piay without
.Miiharrasment to themselves, modest
ly suggest to us, that we minght clean
up a little .at borne before preaching
so much to them. There are nations,
:onsldered by us heathen, making
[uoral progress that should make us
sit up and take notice, and seriously
-onsider our own sincerity. Since the
Jzar of Russia, at a cost of $500,000,
)00.00 to his revenues, ha.i ordered
prohibition in his realm, I have been
wondering if Christ was ob much in
power where He is called Lord, as
'his Czar of the Russians is in his ter
ritory, would we not change many
things? Our "Land of the free and
domo of tho brave" 1b a place where
mo may live as selfishly as he desires,
cheat, rob, gamble. Blander, murder,
engage In every pleasure lust may
suggest, and all with little fear of
punishment. I quote from that inform
ing book "Our World," by Dr. Strong.
Ho says: "For tbo last ten years in
the United States the annual average
3f murders has been 8,818. The Hon.
Andrew D. White, writing in 1912 and
referring to tho number of homicides
luring the preceding year as upward '
>f 8,000, aays: 'I need hardly remind
your readers that no other civilized
nation shows any approach to tho
ibovo figures. Groat Britain and the
British American dominions upon our
borders, which aro supposed to live
inder laws substantially like our own,
tiave relatively only about one tenth
3f tbo yearly percentage of murders
shown by the statistics of the United
States. * * * A similar difference,
greatly to .our disadvantage, exists
jetween Continental European nations
uul our ovtn.' 'The' American Prison
\sBoclatian'u committee on criminal
procedure-declares that 10,000 homi
cides' Aro. committed iU. this country
jvery 'year, more than the aggregate
lumber for any ten civilized nations,
exclusive of Russia. A Judge in Geor
?la has said there wera mor?j murders
ommltted in that state than in the
vhole British Empiro with a popula
ion of 400,000.000. in a report to tbe
?reenvllle Association said: "Anieri
ans are still the most lawless civil
,-ed nation in tho world." Violations
Uong other lines are on a par with
ho violations of the law of lire. Lynch
es in our land, led by our worst
.en, men pretending to be lovers of
orals and home, yet the most dan
porous violators of the law they could
' >fend, do in cruelty and barbarism
h?mo heathen Turkey. Dr. Strong is
.uthority for tho statement that Judge
Nmldon sold that during tho last sov
nty-flvo years nowhere in the British
Empire had a prisoner been snatched
'rem tbe custody of the law and sac
iflced by a mob. Contrast this with
>ur nation where half a hundred prls
inera, during a single year have been
aken. cowardly from officers, and <
.tiled by a nv>b of murderers.
How about our own state. South :
Carolina? In the language of a n?gro i
sreacher over tho body of his' dead
subject: "Tho least said the bettor." i
But thank God leaders and teach- f
?rs of anarchy have received merited
ehtike.' With united voice of the pen-,
>lo in country and in town, it has been ;
laid that men who outrage all honor ,
ind law shall hot hold the'highest*
>fflees In this state. And now we have
lope that we may rebuild our broken
vallB, begin to reconstruct the land j
io marred with lawlessness. Impurity, '
gnorance, unchristian race prejudice
ind oppression. Yes we may now be- ,
(in to redeem our land and people
vhere we havo been so criminally ne- :
;llgent of all that makes a State great
I heard Dr. Glfford at the General
Convention of Baptists at Jamestown,
tse the following -Illustration, which1
: quote: "Some'years ago'there lived
i mu in a fino home in a Vermont,
own. He was rearing a family: tron
do came upon the growing children;
oints enlarged and weakened, bony i
itructures grew out of shape. The
loctor was consulted, medicines pres
cribed and taken,'but the 'trouble lu-'
treased, the children were sent to the
tea shore and began *to be better;
iearch for the trouble followed, and
he source of the ovll waa found in
i broken drain under the Bitting room,
rhis sitting room was tbe Bring room,
lero was the family altar, where the
icriptnres were rtsd, prayers offered
ind hymns sung, but the vision from,
ibove did not cure the' trouble be
ow. The cellar was da* ??, tbe brek
m drain replaced, health followed' *
rho collar of ow South Carolina rift
isation abounds in broke ? drains,
cases poisonous All the upper rooms,
he growing youth is misshapen and
noraiiy weak, manhood dissipated.
,vo must go below and fis th??? bre
ton drains. While anarchy has relgn
>d, filling the land with-sighing, the
ihureh has gone on singing and pray
ng and looking pious; as if this was
he. essence of Christianity. But the .
:h?rch is realising her work is some-1
hing more than being nurse to the
leva's wrecks. There are two sides
o successful cariiy for humanity,
W PUBLIC MORALS
take care of the wrecks and stop the
cause. Look after the muu by Jorico's
dangerous road and clear the forest
of robbers. Feed Belgium's starving
millions, but stop the heathen from
fighting. We are to meet organized
evil with organized Godliness, The
church must bear her part of the
shameful condition that exists, and
mon; than any other denomination,
the Haptlsts. because we boaBt of
numbers large. Wc havo sung v>ur
hymns, prayed our prayers, looked
good and the evil has gone on. The
time has come to fight as well as pray,
to be felt ut a dynamic for right as
well aa be seen In priestly robes of
apparent righteousness. There is a
cure for our ills, let us apply the
2. The Remedy. The time Is ripe
for the application of right princi
ples. The work was begun last sum
mer, when men voted as they prayed.
The result is apparent, the demago
gue was dethroned. Crime, prejudice
and ignoraiice received a "backset."
Goliath met the thrust of a smooth
stoue, flung by the united hands of
men whose consciences were stirred
with righteous indiguation. Dut we
cannot stop now, for to rest is to lose
all, for "while men sleep the devil
sows tares." In the mind of your com
mittee certain things are necessary:
(a) Sane laws, Safe and sane leg
islation can only be had by electing
sane men to make laws. A prominent
man said to me: "The time was when
wo sent brains and character to make
laws but now we send the biggest
fools we can find." The statement sav
ors of too much truth. Electing bad
men, we have payed the prico of our
folly In penitence we voted and now
we bear with joyful songs the remains
of the defeated to tho political ceme
tery. "Earth, to earth ashes to ashes
and dust to dus.t" Our laws have been
so poor, a man could lie, cheat, per
jure, steal money or suffrage, rob,
mob and murder and go frco, with per
haps a email fine, or short imprison
ment. For example one can violate
tho dispensary laws and with a small
fee, the price of a cheap license, con
tinue his dangerous traffic. We need
laws that will make tho penalty to
somo extent commensurate with the
crlmo. Wb will have suffrage out
raged, manhood debauched, and state
ruled by the vilest, unless Christian
men vote to bring good men with
brains and character to represent ub
and wc shall have legislation that will
lift our State from- the disgrace which
ohc has fallen into.
(b.) Law Enfr?cement. Here, to
think means to put'our faces In the
dust and weep.' Wc have been held up
to ridicule by our sister States and
justly so. Not only .have we failed to
enforce law, but we have freed those
adjuged guilty, regardless of the na
ture of their crimes or the public
safety: Upon just'grounds, we may !
imagine the few men, remaining in
our State prison, :dro of all men a
"friendless" and ''p'cnnlle&B" crowd.
We have made a mistake in'too mnny
instances, of electing men who could'
not enforce law, because ' they ware
th? chief law-breakers and ' home*
wreckers. I am athlnking of tho mock-:
cry, where a magistrate passed sen- ;
tenco on a man for 'neglecting' his!
home, when this judgo had allowed,
his unfortunate child to die from ne
glect and want, the mother led astray
under the pleadings of love! Is thoro
anything meaner im hell? I an; think
ing of men leading in a mob,, pretend
ed defenders of home and iovers or
morality, officers of the law .they
were, yet loaders of'-crime! I am
thinking of men, perjuring themselves,
elected to enforce law, yet' Interpret
ing law so aa to free some "friend"
whom they knew to be'guilty! ? noted
writer tells us: "Punishment In our
land is neither swift nor sure. Wo
violate law because it is law." It is
said that in Germany convictions for
crime equal 95 per cent, whllo in tho
United States but LS. Law enforce
ment is one of the. .crying needs of.
South Carolina, Give ub men to lead,
who will regard their oaths, men of
character, a*nd then we shall have of fl
eers who will not be In league with
the crime loving. Sane and safe laws <
enforced- by good taefc.is tho life of.
civic honor. %
(o) A Compulsory1- School Law.
Much of our embarrassment has been
caused by bad men appealing to those,
whose prejudices were easily aroused,
because of the lack of knowledge. To
enlighten the coming generations this
law is necesaary. Among Its advo
cates may- be found' our best and
wisest citizens. Tho men who oppose
a law of this kind' give us the best,
appeal for Its necessity. A brother said
to me: "The right to take Implies the
right to compel." The. State taxes its
people to educate.' its children, then
let the State do Its work Public saf
ety calls for Intelligent manhood. How
often In this state the minister is call
ed upon to marry couples who are to
build homes, rear children and neither
party able to write I Almost one-fourth
of our voters, r am told, cannot write.
A magistrate tn one of onr leading
counties arrested twelve young men,
six white and six negroes, every ne
gro signed his name aid each white
boy made his mark and such a mark!
I am profoundly eorry for the nar*
newness and unchristian selfishness
of any man who argues that he will
no", vote for a compulsory school law,
hex au so the colored, children Will get
a uart of this advantage. Buch a per
so i is in need of sympathy and prayer.
K igroes not of their own accord came
tj us. and they are "dependent, and
God win hold us responsible for their
salvation and uplift But the white'
child's futurs is at stake, and this law
is valuable In that-it will reach the
parent who is willing tor grind his
child's life away in the mills in order
to indulge his own laslness. The other
day a man Jumped'into the river to
save a drowning boy. The lad was
1_A- w- . - :mJ*. .1?- *--tm
r.Zr.. tS .wmvo uuwwq- ? <mmm
entangled In some old wlrvs[at the
bottom. There are thousands'Of "to
morrow's men" hold prisoners by un
thinking and selfish parents, It is our
business to free them. If. perchance,
some negro will get a botter oppor
tunity. Ssi h? have !K It 'Is humane,
and we never can rl?o' by dppresemg
am} ke?plng Ignorant an -inferior race.
YOU KNOW that the value of a holiday gift to anyone who re
ceives it is in what is, not what it costs. For that reason we em
phasize the point that this is a quality store; nothing here but
high grade, high class merchandise. We offer you security in
values, excellence in stocks and enthusiastic service.
Christmas Gifts for Men and Boys
must effect a compromise between beauty and utility-otherwise
thev will not satisfy those to whom thev are given. Our com
bination Bath Robes and Lounging Coats are beauty gifts with
all possible utility; there's nothing he'll appreciate or use more.
Many prices $3 to $10.
Trunks, Traveling Bags and
Suit Cases always pay a promi
nent role in well chosen lists of
gifts. Qualities made to stand
the baggage smashers hard
knocks. Trunks $5 and up;
Bags and Cases $2.50 to $5.
Amoii? the smaller , things
here is an almost unlimited as
sortment of the newer quali
ties and colorings in neckwear.
25c, 50c, 75c, $1 in gift boxes.
With silk hose and handker
chief to match $1, $1.50 to
Men's Suits $10 to $25; Overcoats $10 to $25.
Boys' Suiis $3 to $10; Overcoats $3.50 $7.50.
Shoes $3,50 to $6.50; Hats~$2 to $5.
Manhattan Shirts for ideal gifts $1.50 to $3.50.
The Christmas Store for Men's and Boys' Gifts.
"The Store with a Conscience'
May we not pray and hope and vote
for euch a law?
(d) State-wide Prohibition. We
have played with the whiskey prob
lem long enough Fourteen of our sis
ter stales havo this law and it is .tlmo
for ub to join the ranks. Emperor
William of Germany Is quoted as say
ing: "I havo observed that of tho
great number of crimes appealed to
me for decision, nine-tenths were due
to alcohol. Nerves are undermined
and endangered ''from youth up. In
the time of war, for steady nerves
and cool head, victory will lie with
tho nation that uses tho smallest
amount of alcohol.". In tho battle of
life victory will be 'to the man wbo is
sober, and to the State whose citizens
believe and practice prohibition..
Thousands of children whoVought
to be in school are- gent toL the mills
and shops and farms "by drinking '
rothers. Thousands of women wbo
should be at home, are being forced
to work to support the family because
of debauched husbands. We hear much
of tho devil's cry about "liberty," but
the children and wives and souls of
men are at stake and this Is th? cry to
heed. A good man who thinks said:
Tf Christian people would quit drink
ing tho question. would be solved."
This is too true, but one thing Is cer
tain, If. God's people would vote as
ihey pray for once, we would free
->ur land from this blot. It is time for
joncerted action in killing this de
mon that breaks homes, ruins lives
md sends souls to hell. We cannot
3crve God and mammon. God pity the
cown or State that Is willing to'build
streets or educate her people with
blood money. Let us demand that the
people have the rignt to vote to free
our land from this curso.
(e) . A Church Standing - for the
Things of God. Upon the ministry
and the church as upon no other
power does the responsibility for. good
morals and social service rest. ' We
cannot build up a civilisation, that will
stand without God. Men co-operating
with God is the only Bure\Way to per
manent success. So here let me bur- :
rledly mention Several things -under
this subject. We are living, too. ex
travagantly/ We are jUst now having a .
touch of "bard times" and fast -living
is a wonderful contributor to this con- j
dit Ion. We are living-to much- to eat,
dress and spend, and Judgment' 'day
comes and finds us wanting. We are
willing to spend- our money and time
for things that are "not meat," Cheap
moving pictures : am! ; vaudeville?
these contributing to ruin/ yet we sup
port them with hard- earned', money.
There arc many ills all calling for the
application of the principles, of God's
Your committee believes that It
would be conductive to good if our
pastors would spend much time in tho
coming year preaching the ten com
mandments, for we. need the "Thou
shalt not." Also preach much on the
"Sermon on the Mount" since, this Is
Christ's application of his truth to life; j
Prom a season of study on these great
fundamentals rivers - of law: and life
will flow. Wo oa Churchmen are too
willing to slander n little. Study
James. "Thou shalt not steel" will
have its modern application. How
many are willing to take,an oath, and :
make God a-party to it, that wo are
poorer than we ar'o, "because by so
doing we may get a little assistance
In sending our children to o. State
school? We will sign notes'and make
promises: to assist God tn Hla work.
Cu ii is feared we havo uttlo though
?at least we hardly consider this
binding, is this honest? Wer are able
to buy automobiles and land but the '
Lord must beg in His own world. How
about our.noble honesty on the tax
question? Suppose the State passe? '
1. Ir.T* thct ?ma?. <y\nIii . hny nur L
prOperty at - the price" ~we^eips>:;?ft<T
Would there not be some ^repenting? ;
Yes, we need the application of God's |
law and a respect for Its . teaching.
En the home, school, church, teach ,
.hat God's book Is to bo-obeyed, loved, j
snd- practiced. We must fight for the
beuernuent of our land: til evils are
lrtven out- "No surrender , in God's
war." Some of us are sitting down
and waiting for the glory \and, and
now Ho is JUBt waiting for the devil
to defeat Him so He can get the vic
tory. In Europe they court martial
Boldiars for this kind of foolishness,
but it is hoped by some special provi
dence God will save such fools. God
says: "Christ shall see of the travail
of hlB soul and be satisfied," and I
do not believe his heart will be satis
fied with less than a complete victory.
"Render to Caesar the things that be
long to-him and to God the things that
are His." We 'have an opportunity
now, in this time of depression, to
think and a"ct,"and follow up. thp vic
toriesi already - attained. -We- must do.
bo. "Lock 1b iho cement of society,"
therefore let us join hands from the
mountain to the sen, mountain men,
mill men; every >.man nnd Bave our.
land for God. Salvation to all, Christ
ian education for every child, good
laws enforced. God's word loved and
lived and we shall win.
JNO. T. VINES,
For tbo Committee.
Negro Lynched for
PORT DEPOSIT, Ala., Doc. 18.?
Will Joues, a negro, was lynched
near here early today by a mob which
took him from the hands of county
authorities who were conveying him
to Haynevllle, Ala., for safe keeping,
it is said che negro confessed to an
attempted criminal nBsault on a girl
high school student here last night,
A coroner's jury late today return
ed a verdict that Jones came to his
death at the hands of "unknown par
Court Annulls Conviction.
?Nicholas Alliera, sentenced Decem
ber 10 to death, on,a treason4charg?;
will bo freed. The court_of criminal
appeal, today annulled. his conviction
on the ground that the evidence did
not show his action in aiding Ger
man reservists to reach their couh
try was hostile to England's inter
^ Make you. purchase now, an
$40,000 FIRE LOSS
Chief Resigns, After Council
Meeting.Because of Lack of
Pressure in Mains.
GEORGETOWN, Dec 17>?Between
4:30 and 7 o'clock this morning half
a block in the heart of the residence
section of this city, between Queen
and Cannon streets, was hurned. ,'
The residences.destroyed were those
of W. H.. Andrews, mayor of the city
and general manager of the George
town & Western railroad; A. P, Web
ber,' local chief;, clerk for the Balti
more & Carolina'' Steamship company;
M. P. Moorer, AT. D., surgeon of the
marine hospital service, and Miss Min
nie Daggett. . . g
The loss will approximate $40,00u
partly covered by Insurance.
The Uro originated in the home of
Mayor. AndrewB, in tho rear portion
of the building.' Just what caused it
is not known. Itr wub discovered by
Miss Daggett, who lived next door.
I The response of the Are depart
ment, under Command of Chief Wal
I ter H. McDonald, was prompts Tho
fire bad not gained much headway
when the firemen arrived, coupled on
their hose and opened the hydrants.
But, according to Chief McDonald,'
there was no water pressure. Nor
w,a iliA.A lia Aavtt onv nrfiflOUF. fron.
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tho city mains at any time during the
burning, which rapidly became fierce
> and at one time seemed to threaten
the whole eastern end of the city.
IFire Chief McDonald has tendered
his resignation to the mayor, giving
as his. reason that it is :useless for
, mm to bring the department up to a
high state of efficiency only to find
( in an emergency that thero is no wat
er with which to fight fire. . -
The explosion, of %-hot water boil
er and sovoral hundred cartridges in
the homo of Tir. Moorer added to the
spectacular element, the effect of
J the. boiler exsHbBlon,: in particular.
' being to hurl a column jpf brands and
sparks a hundred feet high, the de
v to nation shaking the entire section.
d enjoy your Christmas Hunt.