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The Farmers Loan & Trust Co.
ANDERSON, S. C.
Combined Resources a Little the Rise of One Million Dollars
E. A. Smjtfee, Cieo. W. Evans,
N. ?. Sullivan, W? EaujrJmn,
J. F. Watson, J. V. Harris,
J. I). Huramelt, Foster E. Hrown
If. A, Orr, J. II. Dotithlt,
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Further information furnished on application.
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Supt. Dan River Cotton Mills, Danville, Va.
BANDIT IS CAUGHT
After Securing ?18,000?Bobber Is
Arrested by Officer.
BJNGHAM, Utah. Dec. 20.?A man
who gave the name of Bert Heasted
help Up Earl Randall, the cashier, and
two Other men and a boy at the Blng
bm State Bank today, took $18,000 In
currency and was arrested without re
ale tanco soon afterwards. The quick
capture was due to tho fact that the
cashier carried a screw driver in hla
poekot. Heasted looked the three men
and the boy in tho vault. Randall us
ed his screw driver to open the door
and?'was out in a tew minutes. A
policeman overtook Heasted, arrested
him without trouble and found all tho
Phoney In hia pockets.
?. M. McCowjfs Grocery
TO EAT .
Oranges... ... . .15c, 20 and S5o
Apple?! por peck... .1. .....40c
Raisin?. 3 lbs...2?c
<N?uJ per lb... ....25o
Bananas ...16 and 20c
Cranberries' . ... .10c at.
Prunes, 2 lbs.. ..26c
Citron, per lb.'. 20c
Nattopal Biscuit Co.'s Fruit Cake
. at per pound.;. .60c
J. M. McCOWN
II ' . , Phone No. 38., .
II. B. Ill.lvC h"l,KY 0. M. H E A RI?
Bleckley & Heard
11? E. .Wbitner St.
Answer all tails tiny er night.
MUTUftL Ft RE INSURANCE |
^??fi?S .W?4' keep the '
IL- ??W Ottlar of /pur
[posited In '?ndorson
nd helping to improve
keep the mqney
flon county conditions.
v; ?5W per *t^Si Dwellings.
=?w?i Pr?sident and Treasurer.
:9l R. Arandiver...Vice President
J. J. Mojor^ . ..Seoretar*
Rey.^.W^ W. Leathers,
F. L. Brown. . '
V.KO.ty i v * > ? ai fhj? lv fcr *iii<?ttf05lpr,
> VMnnw(k*~'tvitYi :?cv>B'?njr/;d^?s>;sa-.o?t
htjttpr. fnhttfft'll tB*.tMi<s >w tie?
. -iVcJjO?, a? tUfCcr/Ot/Uy ?ialt^*:
FARMERS HERE GALLED
10 MEET IN COLUMBIA
SESSION OF STATE FARMERS'
UNION TO BE HEED JAN
Delegates Urged to Come and Be
Prepared to Stay Two Days
(Prom Wednesday's Dally.)
In accordance with instructions is
sued.,by., tlm. Btflte,.Farmp.r?* Union at
a meeting in Anderson last July, a
session of this organization has heon
called for Tuesday, January 19, at 3
o'clock, in Columbia. Local members
of tho Union were advised yesterday
morning of tho calL
The object of the meeting, it 1b stat
ed, is to consider matters of Import
ante to tho farming interests of the
State and vitally affecting tho wel
fare and prosperity of the country.
The State olllcerg desire to have a
full und representative meeting of the
Farmers' Union. Every delegate and
member who possibly "can ls_ urged to
attend' tho meeting. Those attending
are advised to come prepared to stay
two days, or longer, if necessary, to
dispose properly of the matters that
IS THING TO DO
Republican Leader Mann Makes
Strong Address on
WASHINGTON, Dec. 29.?Endorse
ment of tho protests to Great Britain
against. sqizuro of American neutral
v,eynols. and criticisms of the admin
istration policy in Mexico were coupl
ed in au address .in the house today
by Republican Leader Mann.
"Our rights on the high seoo," said
Mr. Mann, discussing the protest -'to
England, "must, be upheld with dig
nity and firmness." -
Senator Walsh Introduced a resolu
tion calling upon the president, it not
incompatible' with public interest, to
submit to the senate copies of all cor
respondence with representatives of
foreign nations relating to' seizure by
European belligerents of shipments of
American .copper consigned to neutral J
"I commend the administration for
the position it has taken," said Mr.
Mann. \l do not believe that we
ought tb. resign all our rights on tho
senti to foreign countries. England
has continually and persistently seized
?cutrnl vessels varrylng neutral car
goes to neutral ports.
"We wish to keep out of this Euro*
pean war, but we do not intend. In
order to keep^ out, to say to the war
ring nations;'You may do what you
please -without regard to our rights.
There is no danger of our being in
volved in this war by protecting our
rights. England can not afford to go
to war with us. Neither can Gay
Referring to tho Mexican situation
the Republican leader said:
"We have not the moral nicht to say
that anarchy must continue in Mexi
co. If there was a proper conception
Of. our duties we -could easily, bring
order out of chaos tn Mexico and that
without war. I favor the Monroe, doc
trine, but I am hot in favor of turn
fuvrnioxtco over either to anarchy vin
Mexico or control In Europe."
LEO M FRAN
Justice Lamar of the Su
peal in the Case of
With the Murder of
teen Year Old Facto
For Which He Is Un
Technicalities May M
The Condemned Mai
WASHINGTON, Dec. 28.? Justice
Lamar, of thn United States supreme
court, today granted an appeal for the
refusai of the federal district court
for northern Georgia to release on
habeus corpuB proceedings Leo M.
Frank under death sentence for the
murder of Many Phagan, at Atlanta.
Frank bas been scntonccd to be
hanged Janunry 22, hut Justice La
mar's action causes a stuy of execu
tion. Thirty days are given for the
record of the proceedings in the lower
court to he filed in the supreme court
here. The Stute of Georgia then may
ask that the hearing of the case be
advanced. Some suggestions general
ly are granted.
Ah a result of Justice Lumnrs ac
tion toduy the entire court will pass
upon Frank's right to seek release
from custody on a writ of habeas cor
pus on the ground that the trial court
in Fulton county, Georgia, lost Juris
diction over him by its failure to have
him present when the Jury returned
Should the supreme court decide
Frank was not entitled to the benefit
of the hah. jk corpus writ, the State
of Georgia would no longer be barred
from carrying out thn death sentence.
If the court decides he was entitled
to ask for the writ, the case probably
would bo remanded to the district
court for tho taking of evidence on
the petition praying for the writ.
May Mean Freedom.
Should the supremo court eventu
ally decide that Frank must be releas
ed from custody, it was said, a further
question, about which there is uncer
tainty, would arise us to the power of
tho State to indict and try him a
second time, it la suld authorities dif
fer as to whether the first trial would
be regarded as having placed Frank
Tliis was the second time Frank's
fate has rested in Justice - Lnmar's
hands. After the Georgia supreme
court had decided to set aside the ver
dict of conviction, Justice Lamar was
asked to issue a writ of error for the
supreme court to review the case. Ho
declined on the ground that no feder
al question'was presented, inasmuch
as questions of procedure wore for the
States to decide. Justice Holmes, and
eventually the outire court, pursued
the sumo course.
Reason for ItefusaL
Application v.'us then made in the
Georgia federal court for Frank's re
lease on a' writ of habeas corpus.
Judgo Newman held Frank was not
entitled to the writ and refused to
grant an appeal to the supreme court
because he was unwilling to issue a
certificate of ''probable cause" as re
quired in such appeals by a federal
statute vjf 1008.
Justice Lamar was then asked to
grant tho appeal and issuo the certi
ficate. He found that several questions
of federal law, unsettled by the su
preme court, exisited in tho case; and
hence gave it the "probablo cause"
for tho appeal. These were whether
the federal constitution requires an
accused to be present when a verdict
Is returned against him in a State
court; the effect of the accused not
raising the point of his absence on
a motion for a nets trial, and the ef
fect of tho suprme court's own action
in refusing to grant the writ of er
ror in a case where an alleged Juris
dlctlonal question was presented In a
motion filed at a time not authorized
by the practice of th? State where the
trial took place.
Why Writ was Denied.
Justice Lamars complete statement
In explanation of his course in grant
ing the appeal follows:
"Leo Frank's recent application for
a writ of error was denied by mo on
the ground that no federal question
was Involved in the ruling of the su
preme court of Georgia that his mo
tion to set aside the verdict finding
him guilty of mudrer had been filed
too late. This petition presents a whol
ly different question since it is an ap
plication of an appeal from the judg
ment of a federal court on a record
which presents a purely federal ques
tion, irrespective of regulations gov
erning State: practice.
'''Franks"p?tition for the Writ of
habeas corpus, addressed to the Judgo
of the United States district court for
the northern district of Georgia, al
leges that on his -trial for murder in
the superior court of Fulton county,
Georgia, public fooling against him
was so great that the presiding judge
advised his counsel not to have him'
present in the court room when the
?erdlct was returned, and that his
?voluntary absence, under -such cir
cumstances, when, the verdict was re
turned, deprived him of a: hearing to
which he was entitled under the con
stitution and rendered'hla conviction
void. Ho avers that, his motion for ?
new trial was overruled and ho then
moved to set aside the verdict as be
ing void for want of jurisdiction; that
in passing on that motion the Stem
supisme court hold that while he bad
the constitutional right to be present
v.'hcn the verdict r.g?lrt5t hira re
turned, into the court; *yet ?"eh ver
dict could not bo attacked, by fcj mo
tion to set aside, after the expiration
of tho trial term and after his motion
for a now trial- had been' finally re*
fused. He alleges that his attempt to
have that judgment reviewed' In the
supremo court of the United States
preme Bench Grants Ap
Leo M. Frank, Charged
Mary Phagan the Four
ry Girl in April of 1913.
ider Sentence of Death,
ean Ultimate Freedom of
! failed because, though a federal ques
tion was raised In the record, the de
cision of the supreme court of Geor
! gia was based on u matter of State
"He therefore tiled this petition for
a writ of habeas corpus in which ho
claims that the right to he present
at the rendition f f the verdict was
Jurisdlctional und that on habeas cor
pus he is entitled to a hearing on tho
question as to whether he bad waived
or could waive his constitutional right
to be present when tho verdict of guil
ty wus returned into court.
"Tho district Judge heard no evi
dence us to the truth of the allega
tions, but refused the writ on the
ground that the facts therein stated
did not entitle Frank to the benfit of
that remedy, He declined to give the
certificate of probable causo and this
application for that certificate and fc/
allowunce of an appeal was then made
to me as the Justice assigned to the
Constitutional Right Involved.
"Under the act of 1905 the applica
tion for the certificate is not to be de
Jternilned by an views which may be
jheld as to he effect of the final Judg
I nient of the Statu supremf court re
fusing a new trial, but by considering
whether tho nature of the constitu
tional right asserted and the absence
of any decision expressly foreclosing
the right to an appeal, leaves the mat
ter so far unsettled as to constitute
probable cause Justifying the allaw
ance of the appeal.
"The supreme court ot the United
States has never determined whether,
on a trial for murder in a State court,
tbe due process clause of the federal '
I constitution guarantees the defend
I ant a right to be present when the
verdict 1b rendered. : j
"Neither has it decided the effect of
! a final Judgment refusing a new trial
tin a case where the defendant did
\ not make the fact of his absence
when the verdict wsb returned a
[ground of the motion, nor claim that
the rendition of the verdict is his ab
sence was the denial of a right guar
anteed by the-federal constitution:
' Nor haB it passed upon the effect
of its own refusal,,to grant a .writ or
error in a case where an alleged jnris
dictional question was presented in a
motion died at a time not authorized
by the practice of the State where the
trial took place. Such ques'/ons are
all involved in the present case and,
Bince they have never boen settled by
any authoritative ruling by the full
court, it canot be said that there is
mich want of nrobs.b?e cause as to war*
rant the refusal of an appeal. That
being true, the act of Congress re
quires that the certificate 'should be
given and the appeal allowed.'
ATLANTA, Ga.. Dec. 28.?Solicitor
General Dorsey, who conducted the
prosecution of Leo M. Frank when in
formed that Justice Lamar had grant
ed Frank's appeal on the habeas cor
pus proceeding, stated that tho State
would expedite the case as much as
possible. He said he hoped to have the
case heard in the United 8tatsB su
preme court within 60 days, or sooner
if it could be arranged.
"It's a long lano that has no turn
ing," said Frank in his cell.
FOB ANDERSON COUNTY
REPORTED THAT MISS JAN IE
GARLINGTON WILL COME
Some Time Ago Position of Can
ning Demonstrator Wat. Of
fered Her Here.
? (From Wednesday's Dally.)
Although no official announcement]
concerning the matter has been given
out, it has been learned from several
reliable sources' that Miss Janle Gar
lington, who has been camming demon
stration agent tot Lauren s .County
for some time, has resigned that posi
tion to accept a similar one In Ander
son County. It M presumed that Ml as
Edith L. Parrott, agent in charge of
tho canning demonstration work in
the State, will make some announce
ment with reference to this matter in
tho near future. Miss Garlington la
expected to arrive here between now
and the middle of noxt month.
It will be recalled - that several
weeks ago Miss Garlington was offer
ed the position cf Ciht!sg dsmcnit?R=
tlon agent for Oils county.' For some
time she had been In chargo of the
canning demonstration work la Laur
ena County, where her work has'been
of the highest Order ahd moat satis*,
factory. At the time the position was
tendered her she did not state whether
or not fiho could accept it.
ANNUAL REPORT OF
SOLICITOR K. P. SMITH
Shows Total of 115 Convictions
and 48 Acquitals For the
The annual report of Solicitor |
Kurtz P. Smith Iiuh been released for |
i publication. There is much interest
i lug data in the report, as will be
I shown by a perusal of it. Of 22 cases
jof murder tried hy the solicitor, the
defendants in six Instances were con
victed of murder and the defendants
in eight cases convicted of man
When Solicitor Smith was appoint
ed the docket of the tenth circuit was
found to be in a badly congested con
; dit ion. There were continued cases of)
many yo?rs age tn the books. With
the exception oi some six or eight, I
these cases fcavo been wiped off the]
This decs not mean that the docket
is clear of <ascs, but means that the
oiu continued em es which congested
the docket have hcen cleared off leav
ing for the next, term of court only
cases which have originated since the
n?w Circuit was formed and some
which were continued for good caus
es. During the year, 1914 tbero are
n-i cases out of the ordinary brought
to trial, but the general run of cases
The report of the solicitor is as fol- j
Cases Guilty Guilty |
Arson . 1
Assault and battery with in
tent to kill . 2S 121
Breach of trust. ....2 0]
Carrying concealed weap
Disposing of pj-operty under
Larceny. .14 1
Larceny of Livestock .. ..1 0
Manslaughter .8 0
Murder . 6 16
Obtaining goods under false
pretenses-. 2 01
Receiving stolen goods _ 2 0
Violating dispensary law ..34 141
Traffic in seed cotton ....- 0
Rescuing liquor.1 01
Malicious mischief.1 0 I
Throwing rock into train ..0
Indecent exposure of person 1
Adultery . 1
Injuring jail. .... 0
Total _. 116 48
The report of the solicitor for the
tenth circuit of South Carolina for!
the year ending December. 31,1913,
gave totals of 181 cases tried-and j
found guilty, and' of 39 cased not
! guilty. This was before the second
I circuit was formed and now with only
two counties, against the four that
Were embraced last year, the report
of the solicitor shows almost ob many
cases tried as does the last year re
A comparison between the reports !
lot the old tenth,circuit and the hew
1 tenth circuit show almost as many
cases tried as there were in the davB |
. urhon the re were four counties es
braced in the circuit This emphasises j
the need of the now circuit and proves
the forming of it a success.
jPhiUipme Disorders Were Insig
nificant and Hearings Resum
ed on Jonea b&L
WASHINGTON, Dec, 29.?Neither
President - Wilson . nor Congressional
leaders consider recent disturbances
in the Philippines of sufficient im
portance to Influence action on the !
pending Jones bill extending the Fil
ipinos a great measure of self govern
ment and hearings on the measure,'
to be resumed tomorrow by the sen
ate Philippine committee, will be has
tened with a view to a favorable re
port by the middle of January. \
The - committee will look into last
week's disorders as far- as official re
ports will permit, but it is understood
to be satisfied that th? uprising was j
c*~oi y minor significance.;
nuel Quezon, the Philippino resl
1? aC commissioner, in an address in
the house today, said the disturbance
-ouid in no sense be considered a
"There Is not the least provoqa-l
tion for a revolution in the islands,*'
! Bald Mr. Quezon, "and the Filipinos
; rebels at a dance halt
Mr. Quezon Quoted a.report say
ing a squad of American soldiers had (
used chairs as weapons toi rout Filipi
no rebels at a dance hall.
.'"Now," asked Mr. Quezon, "how is I
It possible for any man with common 1
sense to give importance to this news
of revolt in tho Philippines when the
socalled revolutionaries pick out as
a point of attack a dance nairand are
routed with chairs by the dancer a?
Tho whole thing la a joke."
Chairman Hltehcocjc. ot the senate
Philippine committee, a?id emphati
cally that the. disorders would not he
permitted to impede progress of the
I Jones bill. Sora? amendments may be
[made to the hoiiae bill, but these" wir,,
have no bearing oh recent develop
ments, ,, ; . .. .
QUIET IN I?ARTWEITi.
I No Troops Wcrb Needed In Georgia |
received hero today by State cfflclale
from Hartwell, Gev where State
troops were requested last night to
prevent possible mob violence td ne
gro prisoners, indicated that ttio sit
uation was quiet No troops have
been sent,,ponding further'- demo||
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in this Financial Stronghold, and
by adding a little each week to
your Bank Account you'll be sur
prised at the rapidity with which
you can accumulate a snug sum?
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? Grow." The same applies to our
WHEN REVERSES COME
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The Peoples Bank
LEE G. HOLLEMAN, President
D. O. BROWNE, Cashier E. P. VANDIVER, Vice-Prea.
Bleckley Building, Anderson, S. C.
DATA AS 10 COTTON
BINNED I STATE
Crop of 1914 Up to December 13,
in Excess of That of
(From Wednesday's Daily.)
Wm. J. Harris, director of the cen
sus, department of commerce, ?n
cotton ginned by counties in South
Carolina for the crops of 1914 and
1913. The report was made public for
the State at 10 a. m. on Monday, De
cember 21. Tho amounts for the dif
ferent counties for tho crops of 1914
and 1913 are furnished for publica
tion in the local papers..
(Quantities are in running bales,
counting rounds as half bales, Linters
are not included.).
County 1914 1913
Tote! .... .... 1^25;wr? 1^76,428
Abbeville. 30,424 30.838
Alken. 45.045 44,622
Anderson .......... 51,961 66,458
Bamberg.i .. 25,940 25,776
Beaufort. 7.763 6,946
Berkeley .... .... ..15.086 12,815
Cainoun. 28,526 24,840
harleston. 14,136 13,637
Cherokee.- ..15,064 16,636
Chester ...y H. 31,791. 29,864
Chesterfield .... _ 30.749 27.025
Clarendon .,45,357 38,731
Colietoa :_. (31,158 18,108
Darlington .... .... 40.134 34,325
Dillon _.. ...... 35,187 32,891
IMgerteld . 29.943 30,819
Falrneld . 22.116 23.690
Georgetown . 4.G84 3,452
Greenville. 41,140 38,717
Hampton?. 20,261 18,097
Horry.10,232 . 9.042
Jasper. .... 6,098 . 6,999
Kerahaw . 28,290 24,868
Lancaster. 21,907 2i,9l5
Lau re no..85.366 40,213
Lee. 88.985 34,958'
Lexington .... .... 25,144 24,322
Marion _'.13.307 16,855
Marlboro ...... 6,<20 47,940
New berry. 30.694 25,798
Oconee .... . 17,366 18,292
Pickena .... _ . .18,638
Rich land .... .... ..22,631
: Spar tan burg .... . .04,988
8umtor ..... fail*
Union ...... ..17,616
^ork ..... ...... .. .30,204
Fifty Men and! Boy** Bepalse Mob, of,
SAN ANTONI?. ^ei., Die, 29.?Fit
ty men and boys tonJjpbt defended the
county Jail at Oatarllle, Texas, against
the attack-of a hundred or i moral
friends Of Ysidor Gonzales, a Mexican,
convicted today and ' sentenced to bo
hanged for the murder of Harry Hin
m,jailer, according to e^C^mifo
dispatch. The mob, which bad gath
ered with the avowed intention of lib
erating Gonzales and Fredcrtco San
chez, who will bo placed Oh trial to
morrow as an alleged, accomplice m
tha klUf?f of Hlutop, .Is .said-to-Jin**
dispersed when attempts to gain en
trance to the jail were frustrated.
Hin ton was killed while asleep et
th* Ja? last Thursday ftlglft Cons*
lea and Sanchez wero arrested Friday,
and charged with tho killing. Another ]
Mexican who was captured by. a mob,
was lynched. : : ' "
Cle^and American Association ci
jfot again'do ?s iplffiStotog 1 "
??il*5*; The loc>I Georgia V'?
PfeaFi?. oiftcfcl* W^fM lin,
matron *oday that tho association c
FIGHT I ? ON' FOR SHIP BILL
(CONTINUED FROM PAGE ONE.)
ing a debtor to a creditor nation, asC
the possibility opens to our leading
tbat bawl of financial fellowship to
our fellow republics In Latin-Ameri
ca wbtch they so much need and by
which we should tie them t?\jnrselves
in commercial bands of steel which
would endure to the great gain of all
Up Against It.
"Not only are our goods hampered
by absence of shipping, but they also
are hampered by the rates which are
out of our control, but which are now
charged on auch shipping as takes
place. Our competitors, who control
our ocean terminal facilities (for
such and no more are ocean steam
ship companies as related to rail
ways) bavo seen fit for: tbelr own
profit to advance their rates from one
half to double or more. There'are
ports in Europe today that eagerly
seek our cotton and we know that our
brethren in the -south ! anxiously d?
sir? to sell their cotton, and the price
abro--1 is such as our producers
would be,thankful to receive. Ifc;tween
these two stands the excessive- rate
and the scarcity of ships. The reasons
must be mighty and compelling which
would lead ano one to interpose be
tween the' flood of American com
merce seeking to be free and the needs
of foreign buyers seeking for our pro
ducts the interest of any one or two
or more groups of our people."
CAMPAIGNING IS ~~"
(CONTINUED FROM PAGE ONE.)
Prohibitionists ?4,443.28; Socialists
3354.76, and independents Sl.040.0C.
The average per capita expenditure
was Democrats 83,074.63; Republicans
12,862.44. '< ; '"
The greatest total In any one State
was spent in Georgia, where two sen
ators were elected. The amount sworn
to by all Georgia senatorial candidates
totalled f41,492.63, North Carolina,
where Senator Overman' was reelect
ed, reported the smallest expenditure.
?a total o% 8702.65. South Carolina
reported 84,420.50. *
According to law, no candidate may
spend more than 810,000. One candi
date, however, William Henley. Pro
gressive, of Oregon, reported disburse
ment of $10,326.94. Several candidates
reported that they spent no money.
The lowest expenditure on record was
8 ceniB comprlBtng the campaign ex
penses of E. L Hitch ens. Socialist, of
Change in Location
I am now located over W.
A, Power's grocer* store at
212 1-2 $. Main Street* I
thank, my friends for their
Sast patronage and ask con
nuance of same.
1 go|d crowns at$4.00
Painless Extracting 40k*.
rmake a specialty of
Heating Pyorrhea, Atveo
laris of the gums and all
crown and bridge work and
Ali *orfc gpY^te?d first
class. ' ' -
S. G. B It U'-E