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Ninth Conviction as Result Raid
on Crowd of Colored Gamb
Sam Robinson, colored, came before
the court of Magistrate W. C. Broad
well Saturday morning and announced
that he wished to surrender to urrost
and plead guilty to charges of gamb
ling, the offenses having been commit
ted at the home of Jerry Plckens, on
the plantation of D. B. McPhall, some
7 miles north of Anderson. Ab will be
remembered. Deputies Drennan and
Williams and Deputy Slip riff Sanders
raided a negro house there last Tues
day morning, following a colored peo
ple's hot supper, and arrested six ne
groes for participating'In ? gambling
game. The six were convicted in the
court of Magistrate Broadwell.
Thursday morning two negroes
came forward und surrendered to ar
rest and entered pleas of guilty l<
participating in the name gume. The
coming yesterday of Sam Rohluson
makes th? ninth negro convicted of
taking tart in this frolic, He was fined
?20. which was paid.
It Ik understood that a tenth negro
Is coming down Monday and plcud
guilty. An eleventh negro, who is
thought to have been in the game has
gone to Georgia, it is said.
Pope Continues Efforts.
ROME, Jan. 2.?Pope Benedict con
tinues his efforts to reduce sufferings
caused by the war. It is usserted in
vaticun circles that he received cor
dial answers from both Emperor Wil
liam and King George, promising as
sistance In carrying out the pontiffs
proposal for an exchange of prisoners
incapable of furaher fighting.
The Losing Side of Mail
HOW AN IOWA FARMER LOST OVER
Saved money on one end but killed the home town and lost
his property value on the other?-a striking testimonial
to the virtue of preserving local merchants.
Hans Garbus, a German farmer of Iowa, has discover
ed that the benefits which appear on the surface as attach
ing to the mail order plan sometimes spell disaster and has
written a very interesting story of bis views in a certain farm
paper. Here is a part of his story:
"We farmers need awakening to the fact that we have
unmistakable reached the period where we must think and
plan. I am one of the slow German farmers that had to be
shown, and 1 am now giving my experience that others may
profit, for knowledge is more expensive now than ten years
"Twenty-nine years ago I began my farm career . I
had an old team and ?50. Our furniture was mostly
home-made?chairs, cupboard and lounge made from dry
goods boxes, neatly covered with ten-cent cretonne by my
girl wife. We rented eighty acres. Being a boy of good
habits I got all needed machinery and groceries of our home
merchants on credit, until fall crops were sold. The first
year was a wet season and 1 did not make enough to pay
creditors. 1 went to each on date of promise and ex
plained conditions, paying as much as possible, and they all
carried the balance over another year. They continued to
accommodate me until 1 was able to buy a forty-acre piece
of my own.
' 'As soon as 1 owned these few acres the mail order
houses began sending me catalogues, and gradually 1 began
sending my loose change to them, letting my accounts stand
in rriy home town where I had gotten my accommodation
when 1 needed it.
"We then had one of the thriftiest little villages in the
state?good line of business in all the branches, merchants
who were willing to heip an honest fellow over a bad year,
and a town full of people who came twice a week to trade
and visit. Our little country town supported a library,
high school, ball team, and we had big celebrations every
"A farm near a live town soon doubles in value. I
sold my forty acres at a big advance and bought an eighty,
gradually adding to it until 1 had 200 acres of the best land
in Iowa. I then felt ho need of asking favors, and found it
easy to patronize the mail order agents that came almost
weekly to our door. 1 regret to say that I was ihe first in
] the country to make up a neighborhood bill and send it to
a mail order house. , Though we got bit every once in a
while, we got in the habit of sending away for stuff.
"Gradually our merchants lessened their stock of goods
for lack of patronage. Finally we.began to realize when we
needed a bolt quickly for machinery, or clothing for sick
ness or death, we had to wait and send away for it, which
wasn't so pleasant. One by one our merchants moved to
places where they were appreciated, and men of less energy
moved in. Gradually our town has gone down; our busi
ness houses are 'tacky' in appearance, a number are empty,
our schools, churches and walks are going down, we have >
no band, no library nor ball team. There is no business done
in the town, and therefore no taxes to keep things up. Hotel
is closed for lack of travel. . Go down to the depot when
the freight pulls in and you will see the sequel in mail order
"Nine years ago my fa?m was worth S195 an acre, to
day I'd have a hard matter to sell it at $\67 an acre. It is
I 'too far from a live town'?so every farmer has said that
wants to Vuy. He wants a place near schools and churches,
where his children can have advantages.; 1 have awakene*
I p to the fact that In helping to pull the town down it has cost
S me $5.?oo in nine years."
I ISSUED BY
j The National Wholesale Dry Goods Asso
General Offices. 505 ARCH ST., PHGLA.
Berrtot fron tho Journal of Commerce and Commercial Bulletin,
K?w York, Ocf, 1*14.
Main Issues to Come Bef
Legislature Are Con
The Proposed Refei
Meeting Looked For\
That Something Will
And Betterment of it
K(M< iul lo The InU-lliffencT.
COLUMBIA, Jan. 2.? An ambitious
programme of constructive legislation
faces the General Assembly of Sout>>
Carolina which convenes in annual
sessron one week from Tuesday. Prob
ably not before in a quarter of a cen
tury bus a .legislative session been
looked forward to with greater hope
that something will be done for the
uplift and betterment of the State than
is the one which is only ten days dis
Organization of the two houses will
consume the first part of the opening
day. The House will be called to order
by James A. Hoyt, the retiring clerk,
and himself a member from Richlund
county. As soon as temporary organi
zation is perfected Mr. Hoyt will be
elected speaker without opposition.
The clerkship of the House is attract
ing attention and a vigorous campaign
from six candidates, J. Wilson Gib
bes and B. O. IJePass both of Columbia.
J. W. Hamel or Kershaw, J. R. Mc
Gee of llatesbttrg, II. C. Booker of
Spartanburg, and J. C. Mayes of
Greenwood. .John S. Wilsen of Lan
caster, who Is offering for reelection
as sergeant ut arms, is opposed by K.
P. McCravey of Plckens, a former
member, while S. Mc. G. Simpkins of
Edgefield is encountering opposition
for reelection as reading clerk, from E.
A. Hutchinson of Rock Hill who was
a member of the last House.
The death of Senator P. L. Hardin
of Chester leaves the position of Presi
dent pro tern to be filled. The names
of Senators Alan Johnstone of New
berry and Legrand Walker of George
town are mentioned for the position.
Both are leaders of the upper cham
ber and both command the reaped
and popularity of their fellow mem
M. AT. Mann of St. Matthews Is un
opposed for re-e?cctSon a3 clerk and J. !
Fred Sc!, um pert of Newberry will I
again be- elected sergeant at arms
without opposition. It is believed that
Senator Chrlstenson will be reelected
chairman of the finance committee, a
position to which he was elevated on
the resignation of tho late Senator
Hardin* in the extra session. Senator
Carlisle will be again named as the
chairman of the Judiciary committee,
It /Is generally accepted.
Tho annual message of Governor
Iilease will be read in both branches
immediately after the organization Is
ASK MUSIC FESTIVAL
nnur arrm uinnu i
UUI.IL KT IUI IflKHUU I
CENTRAL COMMITTEE WANT
CHANGE in DATE OF EN
CAN'T GET READY
Date Agreed Upon Already Would
conflict With Opening of the
Requesting that the date for hold
ing the winter mualc festival in An
derson be changed from February
20-22-22 to some time after March 1.
a telegram was sent yesterday morn
ing by CapL William Laughlln of the
control committee having this mat
ter in charge to the Chicago offices
of the company which has -been en
gaged .for the- performances. The
committee expects to hear from the
company within a few days with ref
erence to what time in March will
suit beat for the appearance of .their
artists in this city.
When it was found out that tho di
rectors of the Anderson Development
Company would request thw Bleich
Amusement Company, lessees of the
tue?.? now in process of erection, to
postpone the opening date from Feb
ruary ) to 20, the central committee
realized, that it would not be possible
to have the music festival here at the
time oi Iglnally agreed upon, February
20-22-?3. as the first named date is
tho cae selected for the opening of
o ? o o a oooooooooooooo
.? DOTS ABOUT TOWN o
. The Dev. J. H. Glbboney, rector of
Grace Episcopal church, haa return
ed from a short vacation spent with
his mother and sisters at bis old home
at Wythovillc, Va. Mr. Glbboney will
officiate at services at Grace church
Foster .Fant is assisting City Clerk
and Treasurer.Scott in receiving re
turns for city taxes. The time tor mak
ing returns for purposes of taxation
expires January 20. Licenses are pay
able between January l and 10.
Miss Bessie Dean, daughter of 1C\
W. L. Dean, who lives four mhos west
of . the city, was operated on Friday
County Hospital. ~
ore Next Session of the
npul8ory Education and
endum cn Prohibition,
vard to With Great Hope
1 Be Done For the Uplift
perfected. The message has already
been prepared and the Governor has
stated that this will probably be his
only communication to the General
Assembly. His reasons for clemency
in the various number of cases in
which lie has paroled or pardoned
convicts will ha reported to the Sen
ate as required by the constitution.
The birthday of General Robert E.
Lee, the great Confederate chieftain,
will be celebrated this year by the in
auguration of Hon. Richard I. Man
ning of Sumter as Governor of South
Carolina to succeed. Governor Cole L.
Mease, who will retire to private life.
The inauguration of Mr. Manning as
Governor and Mr. A. J. Bethen of Col
umbia as Lieutenant Governor will
take place at noon on January 19th,
in the Hall of the House of Represen
tatives In the presence of the Joint
session of the Senate and House, the,
Chief Justice and members of the su
preme court State house officials, and
the people. Justice Gary will probably
administer the oath of office to Gov
ernor Manning and Lieutenant Gov
Governor Manning in his inaugural
address is expected to outline the
policies of his administration and urge
on the legislature the adoption of those
things which he advocated in his plat
form in the race for governor last
summer. Particular interest will at
tach to what the new governor will
have to say on taxation, compulsory
education, the liquor question, and ap
Two of the main questions to come
before the General Assembly will be
compulsory education and the propos
ed referendum on prohibition. The
prohibitionists will ask for a referen
dum by the people along about next
September cn the question of the driv
ing of liquor from the borders of the
State. While compulsory education is
a prominent issue maby view the in
jection of the liquor question with ap
prehension. Child labor ' laws, work
ingmen's compensation"; readjustment
of the taxation assessment, good roads,
and the policy to be adopted toward
the State Hospital for! the Insane are
some of the leading matters to be act
ed upon by the lawmakors.
The State -officials ara getting their
reports ready for Submission to the
legislature. Seme have theirs complet
ed while others are now in the hands
of the printers.
Dean was suffering from appendicitis.
Yesterday her condition was reported
G. H. Mahon, former mayor of
Greenville, was a visitor in the city
Julian Martin has decided to more
to his farm in the Neals Creek section
of the county. For several years he
and his family have been living in
the old R. S. Hill house, on East Orr
W. L. McCown of the Mountain
Creek section was hoi the city yester
Mr. and Mrs. Ashley Briggs have re
turned from Greenwood.
Mrs. M. R. Briggs has returned to
Seneca after a brief visit here.
Mrs. Mark Speer has returned to
Lowndcaville after a Visit here. '
Mrs. Henry Moseley^"haB: returned
to Lowndesvllle after a pleasant visit
O. R. Horton has returned to his
home ot Milledgevitle, Ga., after a
visit In Anderson.
J. B. Kay has returned to Ellenton
after a visit in Anderson.
t Miss Minnie Galey pf Iva was in
the city yesterday.
Mi so Aneske Hunter has returned
to the city after spending the holi
days with relatives at Pendieton.
Prof. Frank Hawkins of Townvllle
is visiting in the city.
T. B. Jones of Townvllle Is visiting
relatives in tho city,
A tcoup Cox of Columbia was among
the visitors in the city yesterday.
James Lomax has gone to Jackson
ville where he will be located in fu
C. O. Kihsler ot Pendieton was ta
the city yesterday for a short while.
Win ford Jonea of Pendieton was In
the city yesterday;
C. L. Watklns of Bel ton was among
the visitors in tho city yesterday.
C. M. Duckworth of the Lebanon
section was In the city yesterday,
II. W. Wright of Townvllle was In
the city yesterday for a short while.
|- Gfeorge Em hi or of Tow n vil I o was
among the visitors in the vit? yoster
r ' - . . ..
James T. Snow hair returned.-from
Ambassador Page on Way to British War Office.
RECOVERS BRACE FINE
PISTOLS AND A WATCH
HAD BEEN HIDDEN IN CEIL
ING OF NEGRO MAN'S
Deputy Drennan Found at the
Same Time a Third Pistol.
Clever Bit of Work. -
This is a photograph of Ambassador 'active in London, and bia work in be
! Page just leaving the American . em-] half of stranded Americana and those
bassy. No.'4 Grosvenor Place, Lon- | in trouble has brought him very
don, on his way to the British war J prominently before the public ht Lon
. ofHce. The ambassador has been"very I don. ' ' "
TAKE THE LEAD
I North Carolina Farms Yield
Greater Per Cent of Food Us
ed by . Farm Family.
Cotton dinners FBe Suit,
MEMPHIS, ' T?nn* Jan. 2.?Suit to
teat the constitutionality of the fed
eral law which requires'-cotton :gin
owners to furnish periodical reports
gratuously to the department of ag
riculture was authorized today by the
gin tiers' association, in session here.
Tho 'ginners contend they should re-1
celve compensation tor the reporta.
(By Assodated Press.) I
WASHINGTON", Jan. 2,? Prelimin
ary results of a study of rural living
conditions in several States, announc
ed today by the department of agricul
ture, showed that in the locality under
observation in North Carolina the
farms yielded 82.3 per cent of the food
used each year by the farm family,
while, the average in the New York
locality was only 60.4. The survey was
made on a large number of farms In
North Carolina, Georgia, Texas, Kan
aan, Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsyl
vania, New York and Vermont. It
snowed that 63 per cent of the food
consumed by the farm was supplied
by the farm. The proportion varied
In the several sections, but was great
est in the North Carolina locality. The
department pointed to that as demon
strating how Southern farms may be
I made self sustaining.
James Canup of Pcndlctvm was
among the visitors in the city yester
Have Crossed the Russian
'Frontier at Three
(By Associated Press.)
PETROGRAD, Russia, Jan. 2.?(via
I London, 6:85 p. m.)?Ottoman troops
are' showing renewed activity in the
Cauca.sus. They have crossed the
: Russian frontier at three points.
On December 21, two Turkish col
I umns were directed toward Ardagan
[100 miles east of the frontier. One
went through Ardanuch and th? oth
er march from OUI Pass, 80 miles
I further, south. A third colum? cross
jed th? frontler at Zivln and took
j vil age on the upper Sarlkamysb
1 Their position there is under -con
stunt artillery Are and both forces
frequently resort to bayonet charges.
[The-village Is burning.
The Russians oa December 27 atop
ped the Turkish advance at the River
Laursin,-18 miles to the southward
where .fighting continued for posses
a ion of the village of Merdornok.
At the same time ? battle was pro
gressing close to and west of Arda-.j
gan between the Russian garrlsou and
a Turkish column a?--ancing f-.om Ar
danuch. On Decembe.' 20 these Turks
occupied the village-of *Sc*aata, eight
miles southwest of Ardagan, and "the
battle continued the next) day -at a
point between the village and the city
ItselL - , ' ' ;':-,Y^
As the result of a clever bit of de
tective work by Deputy Bill Dren
nan of the office of Magistrate W. C.
Broadwell, a brace of handsome pis
tols and a gold watch have been re
covered for Col. James T. Roberts,
these articles having been stolen from
the tatter's residence several days
ago by some one then unknown. At
the same time that Deputy Drennan
recovered this brace of pfntols and
the watch he recovered a third pis
tol, which, it is believed, was also
Steve Robinson, a negro man of
some 35 years of age, was arrested
by tho officer npon the finding of this
property concealed in the ceiling of
the colored man's house. Deputy
Drennan stated that Robinson con
fessed to taking the pistols and watch
from Col. Roberts. The negro Is In
The brace of pistols are of the well
known Smith and Wesson make. They
are of tho hammerless pattern, have
pearl handles and are of .'38 calibre.
Several days ago Col. Roberts return
ed to his home and discovered that
some ono had entered his bouse In
his absence and stolen the pistols and
the watch. The matter was reported
to Deputy Drennan, who at once set
to work on the case, with the result
that he recovered the property last
Concealed fa Celling.
Deputy Drennan went to the house
of Steve Robinson, who Uvea on what
Is known as Leathers* Row, a negro
settlement in the rear of Col. Rob
erts' home. He made an examination
of the house and discovered'the pis
tols concealed between! the celling,
and the o?ter wall of the house.' A
piece of the ceiling-.over the door bad.
been forced .open and the weapons
and watch dropped through.. A large
picture hanging , over .the i door ob
scured the loose plank. .When the
deputy began, to get pretty.close to
the hiding place of the pistols the ne
gro attempted to ?un. Mr. Drennan
grabbed Robinson and. held" him
while he made the negro's wife'get
up on a chair and take the pistols
down from' their biding place, in
same hiding place was discovered a
small T vers & Johnson pistol, but-as.
yet the deputy does not know to
whom this belongs. '
Relieved Cigarette Caused Eire.
CLEVELAND. O., Jan. 2.?Police
hollered tonight ttuu a dlscardod c^g
are?*o may have started the Are in
which :Rer. Stejshea Make*, pastor of
. Sr. John's Oreo* Catholic tmureh, was,
killed < by>aWobi(tton and 'his tMtfse**
> keeper, Mrs. Anna Fcgjo, was butnod
to death early today.
Our papa .was the goodeat man;
Had his 'auronce on the income plan,
Whatever plan that plan may be
That's how mamma keeps-:Bess *gnd
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me,_t. ,". r.\ ' A;
Our papa's gone, was sick:'and died,"
They .took him away; mamma cried
Now each' month mamma says he
.Sends-a message to Bess and Me; .
SCnds (ton the income plan. | '*r, \
Our papa was the goodeat man1.
i\ . ' ' -, ' \ : :
' Oof papa was the goodeat man;
Sonda a .message on' the-income' plan,
Don't know what the message can be.
For momma-holds both Bess and me
When it comes, and though ehe tries,
She don't laugh, hut smiles and cries,
'She kisses us and say's with tears,
"I've no fear,for your tender years.
You're protected by the IttComo plan."
Our papa was the go od e b t ' man !
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pany you cart' guarantee a monthly^ income check to your
wife, or your children, or both* for a certain number of years
or for life. The monthly income plan Is an option avail
able to all Mutual Benefit policyholders. The proceeds
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There are no Probate C^urt or Orphan's' Court proceed
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M M. M^TtlSON, General Ascent.
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