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TUESDAY AND FRIDAY
NEW SERIES VOL. 1. NO. ll.lYetkly, EsUbllHhe? IS??; Dally, Jaii.13, 1911. ANDERSON, S. C., FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 5, 1914.
AGED WOM,
MDNIGH
MRS. M. E. SCOTT W>
WHILE SEATED AI
HOME NEAR L<
NEGRO BOY CHARLIE L(
STRUCK FAT/
And Admits He Intended Commiti
ter of Old Lady?Logan Save
tr?te and Rushed
i ' ? . -
(llj L. M. Gleim).
LO WN D ES VILLE, March 17. - Mrs.
M. E. Scott, an 80 years old widow
who, with her granddaughter of 13,
resided on her farm one mile north
or here, was brutally attacked while
seated at her fireside Tuesday night
about 11 o'clock by Charlie Logan,
a young negro, who struck her in the
head with a heavy wrench. Inflicting
un injury from which the aged wo
man died this 'afternoon ut 1 o'clock.
Witnesses testified at the coroner's
inquest this afternoon that Logan ad
mitted that he entered the home
with the intention of putting the old
lady out of lie way and committing
nu assault upon her young grand
daughter, but left before attempting
to attack the girl. Ben Massey, also
colored, is hefd on suspicion in con
nection with the matter. The Logan
nogro, iif not both, was saved from
lynching at the hands of an Lufuriuted
crowd of citizens by tile cool und de
termined stand taken by Magistrate
J. G. Huckabee, who let It bo known
In unmistakable terms that he 'would
brook no interference with his carry
ing out his duties as an officer of the
?, lay. j.MJifrlatrate Huckabee placed
Charlie Logan in the custody*pT'Con
stable J. M. Huckabee. who took the
prisoner to Abbeville jail in an au
tomobile. Later Ir the afternoon
Magistrate Huckabee sent the other
negro. Ben Massey, to Abbeville jail,
this prisoner being taken on the train
by Constable C. G. Crant.
Crime Carefully Planned.
From testimony .adduced ai the in
quest, It appeared that the crime had
been-carefully planned, and evidence
uncovered prior to the time Legan
..made his confession pointed unmis
takably to his having committed the
deed. Dr. Thomas O. Klrkpatrick antl
others arriving upon the scene soon
after the attack upon Mrs. Scott be
came .known began an investigation
of the premises, with the view of un
earthing some clue as to who had
committed the crime. They pad only
the statement of Mrs. Scott's grand
daughter, Millie Lee' Scott, .that she
.was awakened sometime 'during the
night by the noise of something fail
ing'upon the floor and looked up
from the bed in time to see someone
dart out the door., .It appears-that
the little girl retired about 10 o'clock
arid left her grandmother seated by
the: flr?? smoking a pipe. The next
she knew was when she was' awaken1-'
ed by the noise in the room and: saw
a man spring jhrough the door Into'
an adjoining room and' he*: grand
mother lying on the floor bleeding
from, a wound in the bead. .
1 -Dr. Klrkpatrick and others, began a
careful scrutiny of the premises.
lv and underneath a window-, .of, the
Uiouso they discovered on the ground
Ov.picce of frcBhly split fat pine. The
supposition was that the intruder had
bv ought this piece of pine along to be
used us" a torch in . seeing his. way
about the bouse, but .that upon ar
riving there and seeing a light burn
ing in the house threw down the fat
wood Und decided to work by the
light that was burning: In the dwell
ing. ;.On the ground,'underneath the
window.' was found Indentations in
the ground, as-though they had been
made by the ends of a, ladder set up
against the house. Upon looking ht
tlie weatherboardlng of the house,
just underneath -the window ledge,
the investigators saw impressions like
those, made1 by the top ends of a lad
der'leaned against the wall. This led
td -WB.'.theory that1 the criminal .bad
entered, th? ivlndow by-climbing' up a
istioir't:ladder'Wet dr>'-frofn 'the outside.
But Upon*, making an examination of
the plaGe/they' could find; no ladder.
. . He'd ttade ladder.
After; a.-, while tracks leading away
from the house, were found; These
traces !wer? traced across a field and
JOw?' ta a house occupld by Charlie
'jOgan and*Bo h Massey. The white
non woke tho 'negroes antl entered
be house, to find that Ben Massey
vas' absent and. that Will Johnson, a
letghbor " was 'there with Lo
j?ah,:.' At once the - white men began to
interogate th*m as to what they knew;
about the attack on the. old lady;
Wht'.e thia was - going on one of the
men in tue pnriy Munde,a search of
the house /and found a piece of fat
pine th'Rt bad e p??ce fipllt off it. Thu
, piece o? *?ftt pine. wl|icb; wan found
AN VICTIM
T ASSASSIN
\S FATALLY INJURED
r FIRESIDE OF HER
QWNDESVILLE.
)GAN SAYS HE
IL BLOW WITH HAMMER
ing Assault on Young Granddaugh
d From Mob By Gritty Magis
to Abbeville Jail.
underneath tho window was compar
ed with the piece found iu the ne
gro house, and it was shown conclus
ively that tho two pieces of pine hud
been one, und that the piece found
underneath the window of Mrs.
Scott's house had been split off the
piece found in the negro house.
The investigators questioned Will
Johnson very closely and he stated
that when he stopped in Tuesday
j niglu he saw (Charlie Logan making
: a short ladder, but did not ask him
I what be was going to do with it. The
j white men made another search of
tlie house and presently pull?d from
beneath Charlie Logan's bed u small
ladder. Tins ladder was curried to
Mrs. Scott's house and placed beneath
the. window that hud been entered.
(The ladder exactly tit the impressions
j that had been noticed on the ground
and on the wall or the house by Dr.
j Klrkpatrick when he made his tlrst
i survey of the promises.
Angry Crowd Gathered.
By the time the investigation had
j progressed this far daylight, had come
I and the news of the brutal assault
jhad spread throughout the surround
ing section, causing hundreds or arm
ed-nmiv to gather at the scene of. the
crlmo. Dr. Klrkpatrick. Mr. R. Henry
Mosctey and Mr. E. "W. Htfrper and
other well known citizens of
Lowndesvllle were endeavoring in the
] meantime to get Charlie Logan to tell
i what he knew about the crime, as the
! evidence pointed conclusively to his
! having had something to do with the
'affair. Finally the boy admitted that
he had entered the house aud struck
= tho old woman with a hammer. The
j negro would not state to the white
j men what "his motive was in entering
the house and attacking the aged wo
man. But at the inquest held later
In the day a negro man testified that
ho had spoken to Charlie Logan about
j the affair and that Logan admitted
I hitting Mrs. Scott, and gave us his
j motive that he wished to "see that
little girl in the house wirb her."
Inquest Held.
Yesterday, ufternoon Magistrate
Huckubee held an' inquest into the
death of Mrs. Scott, swearing. five
witnesses^ after which the jury re
turned n verdict charging Charlie Lo
gan with having struck the blow
which brought about the aged wo
man's death.
The first witness sworn at the lu
s quest. Mrs. Scott's little granddaugh
ter, Millie Leo Scott; teslfled as fol
lows: "On the night of March 16 I
was with my grandmother. Mrs. Scott.
It was about 11 o'clock when I was
Waked by a fuss In the room, aud
when I looked up I saw that jgrand
ma was lying on the floor. 1 looked
and saw someone run from .our rooni
into the stove room. I went out a
side door and to a negro house near
home and let it be known. I went to
the negro house and got Reedy Bur
ton to go to Uncle Alfs home and let
him know. After? coming back from
Uncle Air's I saw a hammer-lying
near the door where tho party ran
out. One window was*, raised at tho
end of the'stove room. The hammer
was not on the floor when I went to
bed. ' I did, not miss anything .from
the house. I make my home with my
grandmother. I am 13 years old.
Grandma was about 75 years bid."
Another witness sworn; Will John
son, testified, aft follows: ; "On the
night of March 10 I ' stayed ht the
house of Ben Massie, on Mrs. Scott's
place. Charlie - Logan ' was In ' tho
house when 1 went to. bed. 1 Come
by. the. house and Charlie told lue Ben
Muss le was pot at home, aud asked
me to stay with him., I did. . I don;t
know nt. what, time Charlie Logon
went to bed. About 12 or 1 o'clock I
was waked by . a bell ringing. I got
up and went to the -window. When
ho (Charlie Logan) called mo in the
house he was making a small ladder,
and said ho waK going to* put over hhi
bed slate. The ladder I saw today
wnA the one that Charlie Logan-had
made. . I have stayed with-Charjl? Lor
gari and Ben Mansie once before. Ben
Massie did not stay w&h us last
night."'
A third witness. J. Hi. Belcher,
stated on the sland the following:
"JusA before Mr. Hucksbec, th? con
athblo, left for Abbeville with Charlie
Logan i Wen'tinto a cabinrwhere'he
(Continued on Page Four) >
Germai
.t ? inTTWl TWMwffc iTTTTT 11-ri~r^TfT?t TTwTTlBllin I ~
The Nunli German Lloyd liner,
Prinz Eitel Friedrich, which lias
been a German auxiliary cruiser and
bas raided British commerce in the
seven seas since Hie war begun, 'nut
into - Ne?vport News the other day
bearing more than : : 10 prisoner),
taken from British and Kreuch ships.
Tuesday night after dark the Ger
niiiu ship appeared off Cape Henry,
but did not enter until after day
light, when she passed quarantine
and dropped lier anchor at Newport
News. All her officers preserved the
strictest silence, and her captain a*
once dispatched a message telling of
his arrival and tho condition of his
?bip to the German embassy at
Washington.
PUBLIC SIXJ
Constitutes Entire Correspondenc
many With Great Britain and
Warfare, Use of Neutral Fla
tion of Food Shipments an
ade by 1
Ob' A.V-.MIU?-.I IW--.)
WASiilNTON. March I?.?Six d.
lomutla notes were made public to
night by the state department ,\ con
stituting the entire correspondence of
the last few weeks beweon the I'nil
ed States. Germany und between the
United States und Groat Britain and
France, relative to the cessation of
submarin,, attacks on men-bant ships,
the shipment of conditional contra
band and foodstuffs to civilians; th?
use of neutral flags by belligerent und
merchantmen, the removal of minus,
and tho proclamation of a virtual
blockade by the Allies against Ger
many.
The communications revealed that
the United States, realizing the dif
ficulties, of the Allies maintaining an
effective blockade of Germany by a
clojc guurd of the coast of tho newly
developed activity of submarines, ask
ed that "a radius of activity" be de
fined. Great Britain and France re
plied with the announcement that the
operations, of blockade; would not be
conducted "outside of European wa
ters, including the Mediterranean."
While Germany agreed. It I3 dis
closed, to abandon her submarine at
tacks on "mercantile of any flag," ex
cept when they resist visit or search,
provided foodstuffs' wore permitted to
reach her civilian population. Great
Britain and her- Allies rejected the
proposal -originally made by the Unit
ed States in *n effort to bring the
heiliger je' into an arrangement
which W o jd safeguard the interests
of neu'r .s.
FuiC ennore, the documents ,show
that h? United States asked Great
Britain and France whether the em
bargo on all commerce, bet ween Ger
many and neutral countries was to
be carried out under tho rules of a
Hb/ns and cargoes "as
blockade or by interference with
ships and cargoes "as if no blockade
existed." the two together presenting
in the view of,the American govern
ment" a proposed course'of action
previously, unknown 'to international
law".
The answers from Great Britain aud
Franco reveal for the first time that
tho' Allies officially' regard their poli
cy as a- blockade" but desire to re
train'from exercising, the rights of
bolUgereritB undef a -blockade.to con
fiscate ships and cargoes as. a penalty
for. breach > of. blockade, substituting
proccedure in prize courtii and com
pensoloh through 3ulo of the detan
eu merchandise. .
The definition of a "radius of ac
tivity" for the allied fleet in Euro
pean '-waters.'. Including the; Mediter
ranean, Is the first intimation of the
geographical limita of the blockade.
.. Tho publication of the correspon
dence cleanp the-?lato of .diplomatic
no te a and ieavf.s the United States
confronted with the question of .wheth
eror. opt it will acqulosce In the form
of blockade announced by "the . Allies.
Pr?sident Wilson has indicated that a
stroug protest will he made.
Tho ""notes are: The failure of .the
. United States to-bring the belligerents
? Raider Drivait to Ameri?
Amon;; the prisoners Wore tlie
captain of the Anierkan ship Wil
liam I?. Fryc, who. with his wife
und sen. were picked up by
the Hltel after the Frye had been
sunk.
Tliere were also a number of
French peuple who were passengers
on the French liner Floride, sunk by
the Gertuuns off the coast of Iirazil.
The list of prisoners ,included also
many English people who were tak
en from vessels cuptured bv the
Eitel;
The Kind has a crew of thirteen
officers and :;."> ; men. including six
Chinese steward's, There were :12G
prisoners. French. English. atid
other.*.
The Friitz Eitel Friedrich started
Sic res
e Between This Country and Ger
I France Relative to Submarine
igs, Removal of Mines, Ques
td Proclamation of a Block
he Allies.
into an agreement on"the''Use of aub
marlnea and mines, the fixing of a
definite rule governing shipment so
conditional contraband to the civilian
population o a belligerent, and the
abandonment of neutral flags as a
ruse of war.
Official* admitted being somewhat
puzzlpd over the British rejection of
the proposals made by the United
States in ibis connection, They ob
served a Htatcmont in the British re
ply to the American note which is not
borne out by comparison with the
Gorman uote. The British reply says
in reference, to the American com
munication:
"The reply of the German govern
ment to this note has been published
ami it is not understood that .(he
German government Is prepared xto
abandon he practice of sinking Brit
ish merchant vessel- by submarines.'"
What Germany-said officially was as
follows: ?
"Tbc German government, would
undertake not to use their sub
marines to attack mercantile of any
except when necessary to enforce the
right of visit anil search."
THE BRITISH
CASUALTY L2STS
Show That Large Number of Offi
cers Were Killed, Wounded
, and Missing
' (By Ai?lntril Hw?.
LONDON, March 17 (8:25 p. in.).?
Thu-British casualty lists for the
(Ivo days from March 10 to March 14
inclusive, during which the battles
if Neuve Chnppelle and St. Eloi were
fought, show that 112 -officers wore
killed or died from wouuds and that
I0i:i officers were wounded or are
missing.
The /list of casualties among the
men has not been published as yet.
nor hus any figures been'given out;
but some competent cfitics estimate
them at about two-thirds of those
differed by the Germans which Field
Marshal Sir John French, the Drlthjh
comnidnderTln-chlef. said were be
tween 12,000 and 18,000.
One Canadian officer whs killed in
the flghtlny and throe .'Canadian of
ficers were wounded.
Kent Admirai Overboard.
LONDON, March 18.?<:i:18?. m.)
-Bear Admiral William J. Grogap
has fall?n.-'dv'?rboard -from hW ship
and has "been , drowned, according to
ad announc?m?ni by the admiralty.
Tlic naino of the ship Is not given.
Rear Admiral . Grngan i went on the
retired list seven veara ago, but en
tered tha ncllve services at the .com
mon cerh en I of .the war.
.^iir.iui^'it'nf. Walter" .Sanders are
with relatives" "here.
:an Port.
<?iit on her career irs u warship from
Tsing-Tnu. sh-? reficlieil Tsing-Tau
shortly after ? 1 ??? outbreak of hostili
ties, and the German murine Authori
ties there equipped her with naval
guns ami turned lier Into an auxili
ary cruiser.
She mailed from Tslug-Tuu before
the .Iapane.se attacked that port, and
early in November she was reported
c.ff tin? western "oast of South
America, wer,, foi several months
she has been active Jn the pursuit of
British and French ship'piug. Oae
of lier exploits was the sinking early
in December or the Hritish steamer
( iinrcas off ('bill. Japanese c:rusers
have .been described as searching for
this German vessel persistently, but
they never coulri find her.
ASSOCIATED PRESS
NOT A TRUST
Group, of Newspapers May Com
bine to Collect and Diatrib
t utc Netvs
(By Associated Piv-u.)
WASHINGTON. March 17.?Attor
ney General Gregory, in a letter ad
I dressed to .lames M. Heck, counsel
I tor the Sun Printing and i'ubliahlug
association of New S'ork holds there
is no Krouuii for action by federal au
thorities against the Associated Press
under the anil-trust law.
The ctioiney gonerurs letter was
made public toduy. He points out
that the. Associated Press is u co-ope
: rative organization and says: "Ah
I punting that kind of service in which
j the As-seriated Press is engaged In
I i.? iali testate commerce Kniest ion not
! free from doubt) I am nevertheless
I brtJie I n'nion that Is.no violation of
l.the onti-tiust act for a group ne.\Vs
papers to lorm an association to col
lect unq ttiHtrlbute news for their
common benefit und to thui end to
agr?a, ip furnish news collected by
them only to each other or to as
flocl.itioi.tr. provided, no utteidpt <h
made to-prevent members from pur-,
chasing or otherwise obtaining news
from rival agencies, "And IT that
be true, the corollary must be true,
namely, that newspapers desiring to
! rorm und maintain such an organisa*
I tlon may determine who shall not be
I their associates."
Short ? i-e lu DycHtui?s.
NEW S'ORK, March 17 ? Chemical
companies today notified textile'mills
ot au advance of 'ih per. cent, in Ger
man dycstufTs. to become effective to
morrow. Two lending lines of south
ern ginghams have been withdrawn
from sale because of a shortuge of
color and two large uiuiiufucturerH of
.lenims hove ceased taking further
orders for Indigo shades. Cotton
goods ivere steady to firm;.' Worsted
yarns were advanced. Kmbroiderles,
wcro in better demand.
WILL BUY COTTON
CARGO OF DACIA
I
Disposition of the Ships Mutt Be
Left to a Prize
j Court /
ffly Associated Vt> ? )
PARIS. March 17; ?(1:10 p. m.)?
Tho French foreign office, it Is un
derstood, has decided to buy the cot
ton cargo of the "steamer Dada, which
wnH seized by n French cruiser and
taken into Brest while on a voyage
from the United States, to Rotter
dam. Th? cotton Is valued at about
$750,000,
The 'owners proposed the purchase,
It is stated.
Tlie disposition of the ship must be
left to a prize court.'Tho French law,
it 113- pointed out. does not permit
tho transfar of a ship belonging ta
a hostile country to a neutral during
war. The Daeia changed her registry
"from German to American after1 tho
outbreak of hostilities.
Captain George McDonald, master
of the Hftcla, arrived here today'and
tt jis his'Intention to remain until .the.
prize court" proceedings- are ended.
VICTORIES
HEAVY
AS THE WAR PROGI
REALIZED THAT
LISTS MUSI
FOUR NATIONS ARE FIGI
BiTTTERLY
Belgians, French, British and Gen
fort to Be Made When the Ro
Been Brought Up a
tlJv W.-.?juwil l?u\v?.)
LONDON, March 17: Sir Eil ward
Grey's replies to the American uotes
on lht. use of neutral flngB on British
merchant vessels and the prohibition
imposed 01 foodstuffs destined for
Qe.'niany. in which for tlie flrjt time
Great Britain definitely auuonnces
her lull ntion to "establish a block
ade." again have brought the diplo
matie nuestlon in the front in Eng
!ane>.
The replies, published here with
the American notes, contained no sur
prises, lor their terms have been for
the most part known.
Assura ices that neutral shipping
will he interfered with as lilth? in
possible and tlint neither ships nor
cargoes will be confiscated, it is felt
here should go a long way towards
meeting American objections, i'ow
ever, another/protest is expected.
Even these diplomatic questions,
>n which ho much depends, only mo
mentarily distract attention from hat
'.les in the east and the weit, the
operations against the Dardanelles and
the activity of German submarines,
which took additional toll today.
While Eari Kitchener, secretary for
war, and other cabinet ministers are
bending their energies towards in
creasing the output of war material
and nr,? encouraging recruiting,' com-!
plete optlmlBiu prevails.
Victories of last week entailed
heavy sacrifices and thut the casualty
lists must increase as the war pro
gresses i.i fully realized, but every
body in England believe that when
the thro comea for the "big push"
there will be no turning back.
The armies of Belgium,. Great .Bri
tain and Prance are fighting for the
points which will be of the greatest
advantage to the army holding them |
whn the advance begins. According
to the French communication, the
Belgians continue to improve their
positions in Flanders, and the French
o the north of Arras and the cham
pagne have added eminences to their
suns which hto of some importance.
Tlie French and German official
communications, however, arc so con
tradictory thut It Is difficult to d?
cide whether any change is- being
niade generally in the disposition.} of
the opposing armies.
The optimism which pervades the
TWO NATIONS
WARN JAPAN
Russia and Great Britain Oppos
ed to Her Pressing Demands
Upen China
_1,._
(Dy A^3O^lat0^1 Vic**.)
PEKING, China, March 17.?Olli
clul information reached Poling to
day that the Itussljrfi und British
ambassadors at Tokio (tilled upon
Baron Takaaki Kuto. Japanese for
eign minister, on Saturday, und In- !
formed him thut if Japan persisted
In pressing upon China demands be
yond those contained in her origi
nal communication to the powers it
would bi* difficult ": for Japan's allies
to negotiate diplomatically.
It is understood thut on the same
day. Gm United States acting. Inde
pendently, although pos.dblv after
consultation with another power. In
formed the Japanese government
that certain of the Japanese demands
wore not in consonance with treaty
agreements between China and the
i'lilted- States.'
American and British opinion
throughout China arH in concord in
this matter, as voiced privately,
setui-ofllcially and by the press. The
Japanese demands have been dis
cussed at meetings and protests have
been sent lo their respective gov
ernments by both American and
British associations.'
' The .opinion is expressed by both
Chinese and foreign diplomats that
Japan will withdraw, a substantial
proportion of her demands because
of the ottUmie of the powers who
bave called China's attention to the
fact that she has no right to make
a treaty with Japan contravening-ex
isting treaties with them.
Prominent Kplscopalean Dead.
KASHV1LLE, Tenn.. March 17.?
He v. John B. cannon, chaplain of
the South, Scwancc. and a prominent
figure in the. diocese pf the. Tennca -
I see ' Episcopal church, died here to
day.
ENTAIL
SACRIFICES
?ESSES IT IS FULLY
THE CASUALTY
' INCREASE
1TING
FOR STRATEGIC POINTS
mans Preparing for the Great Ef.
ads Are Dry?Munitions Have
nd Men Are Ready.
western allies is shared by the F.nu- '
siuns.
Petrograd correspondents of London
papers lead tiie public to believe that
big events are Impending. It I3 up
parent that the Russians again are
on tli,. move, particularly at Smolnlk.
on the River San. where it emerges
from the Carpathians, whilo In Buk- .
owlua. according to official dispatches
from Bucharest, the Austrian ; have
been defeated along the entire front.
In northern Poland isolated actious
are being' fought from the Ni?men
IB ver to PrzusnvBZ. The big battle
expected there lias not been glvcn'by
Field Marshal von Hindehburg, who
is thought to have attained his ob
lect when he extricated bis forcOB
frm the forest of August own.
The Russian Caucasian army Is
working along the Black B?a coast
and has taken the Turkish port of
Arch a va und repulsed the attacks of
the Turks, who stl)? ure operating
on the fringe of Russian territory.
By publishing a casualty list to
night the .British admiralty confirm
ed reports from Athens that . the '
cruiser Amethyst made a dn>sh into
tht. Dardanelles und was struck by a
number of shells. It la presumed here
that Yice Admiral ..Garde^i^seht tbjr
crulHer' on this risky 'mission tb .tin-?
mask any concealed . batteries . along
the straits and which the allied fleet
had not destroyed when they bom
barded the forts.
Naval experts say the AmethsUa
success proves that heavily armored
nhips could at the present time p?n?
tra ie the traits, us guns which could
not sink a light protected ?rutse.1
would make little Impression on bat
tleships. Her dash 1b ' compared to
Farragut's forcing the passage of the.
Mississippi.
There Is considerable speculation
us to thW, negotiations reports to be
taking place at Sofia, where the king
of Bulgaria lodav received the. min
isters of the Allies, the Rumanian
minister and General Sir Arthur
Paget, who is returning rom * mis;
Blon to P.ussla. The possibility of
Bulgaria and Rumania simultaneous
ly intervening In the war is sug
gested. Bulgaria accepting the offer
which Greece declined.
KILLING FROSTS
IN SOUTHLAND
Freezing Temperatures; in Florida.
Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia
and the Carolinas.
Glv AwncUleil Treu.)
WASHINGTON, March 17. ?Kill
ing frosts with temporatures around
the freezing 'mark wero prevailing
tonight In northern and : central
Florida,. Mississippi. Alabama, Geor
gia, umisiann and the Carolinas, ac
cording to reports to the weather
bureau. One report said tempera
tures had beeu registered as low as .
:H degreoB at several' pointe' In
northorn .Florida today aud probably,
would go below the freezing point
in the northern Carolinas before
morning.
Rain in eastern Texas was. report
ed to have been followed today by
heavy frosts in that regl?u.j ^
" ' , Im m ,. .
Governor Vetoes Appropriation.
CHARLESTON, W. Va., . March
17.?Tho national guard of ..West.:
Virginia will consist of only one man ,
after June 30, unless steps r? : tak
en to borrow for Its support'.!-,*. firQV
ernor Hot fie Id vetoed ? $l?3,000 ap
propriation by tho last I-sgiBlatuV.c
for maintenance of the '. national
I guard, but. sighed one providing for
I tho salary of Adjutant General' John
|C. Bond.
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o Johnson Ko eches Appointment, u>
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o (By Associated Press.) .0
o WASHINGTON. Matfhh 17. ~-o
o President Wilson today cave a ti
o recess appointment to Repre- o
o sentative Joseph ,Tv Johnson, of o
o Bpartanburg, S. O., as United o
o States district judge for the wea- o
o tern district of South .CoroUnai'o
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