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41st YEAR. PICKENS, S. C.. JANUARY 25, 1912.
SOLONS OF STATE
ARE YERY BUSY
THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE
HAVE MANY BILLS IN HAND
TO PASS ON.
EWS FROM BOTH HOUSES
The Latest News of The General As
sembly is Given In These Columns
'i Condensed Form For The Bene
f The People.
Columbia.-There was a session of
the joint assembly for holding elec
. President C. A. Smith declared
nominations open for the position cf
directors of the state penitentiary and
stated that there were two vacancies
to be filled. W. H. Glenn and J. D.
Deas, two retiring directors, were
the only nominees. After the ballot
President Smith declared Mr. Glenn
and Mr. Deas reelgi;d for another
The election of Vo.trustees for the
state negro college.' )rangeburg was
taken up. Dr. WV Lowman of Or
angeburg and 'M Hodge of Clar
endon were thealy nominees and
were elected toil the vacancies.
At a joint meeting of the railroad
committees of the senate and the
house; held in the senate chember, the
railway trainmen, conductors, engi
neers and the railroads were repre
sented. Their representatives spc 'e
and gave reasons for and against the
passage into law of the bill providing
.for a minimum number of persons
on trains operated in this state. There
are two bills of this character, one
in the house and the other in the
senate, but they differ in their pro
A favorable report on the anti- rac
ing bill was made by the senate judi
ciary committee. This bill, if passed,
will drive racing out of South Caro
A message was received. from the
governor quoting a letter that he had
sent to the heads of all the colleges
of the state requesting that they, if
possible, furnish him with the annual
student enrollment for the r'4ions
of 1910-1911, the number c'profes
sors in instructors, the expenditure
for the year and any other informa
tion that they cared to divulge. The
clerk had just started to read it
when, on motion by Senator Carlisle,
It was received as information to be
inserted in the journal.
A house message was received in
forming the senate that an act to
require the distribution of the dis
pensar-y fund and the meth*od of its
distribution had been passed over the
governor's veto. A message from the
governor was attached. On motion of
Senator Weston, consideration was
deferred and the bill and message
-were ordered spread on the journal.
The other message informed the sen
ate that the vetoed amended act for
the establishment of an industrial
school for boys was also passed. On
motion of Senator Christensen this
and the governor's attached message
were also sent to the committee on
education and the whole matter is to
be inserted in the journal.
The unfavorable report on the
house bill to regulate the awarding
-* of scholarships. in Winthrop college
*was laid on the table. After being
amended by Senator Hardin the bill
* was sent to the house.
Senator Carlisle's bill defining the
duties and powers of probate courts
in relation to minors was passed and
ordered sent to the house.
Senator Earle's second reading bill
to amend section 2743, code of laws
of South Carolina, volume 1, relating
to the appointment of justices .and
special judges, caused a prolonged
and~ stormy debate, which was ad
journed until after third reading bills.
*senator Weston's bill to repeal the
act incorporating the town of East
over in Richland county was killed.
Senator Young's bill requiring that
all employers of labor wno require
their employes to give two weeks' no
For Reduction of Cotton Acreage.
Acting under a resolution of the
South Carolina state farmers' union.
Commissioner Watson is soon to in
augurate a campaign thr-oughout the,
cotton belt to interest the farmner3
In the movement to reduce cotton
acreage. He will urge upon the statc
farmers' unions of the various states
and the departments of agriculture
to put the "Rock Hill Plan" in oper
ation. The plan was promulgated by 3.
G. Anderson of Rock Hill and he is
to accompany Comnmissioner Watson
on the trip throughout the South.
South. Carolina New Enterprises.
The secretary of state has issued a
charter to the Sunny Brook: Brick
..mpany of Miles N!. with a capital
stock of $10,000. 'I he omfcers are: IH.
F. Lee. president: R. H. Jochnston. see
r-etary and treasu,-:. A conunssica
has been issued toine T. J. Benti.
company of McCormuic'.. -vith a e-vlit:
stock of SS,000. Thei~ pe -.
T. J. ilentley and J. ' -
aecretary of sl::t.' L-.i: -'
er to t1eArthur li:' -
of Si thews, with
An Election Held at Wa~ha!!.
The rcgular murizlpai eletio~n for
mayvor, six aldermen and board of
health. composed of three memcbers,
was held here. The following was
the result of the r:i for mayor: W.
M. Brown, 74: M. R. McDonald, 24;
3. E. Hendr.'x. 6. J. W. Beli, W. L.
Ver-ner. C. P. Walker, C. F. Iletricp,
3. N. Badger and 0: to Schumuaker, Jr.,
Thdce. W. J. Huant and M- C. Todd
were e'ce ted b-ard of healh. The
day was very muddy cvy; t3 the
maihn snowr anrd ice
tice befcre quitting, to az Ve z
employe the same amount of noiice
before discharging him, aft-r being
amended by Senator Carl'sie, was up
proved and sent to the house.
There was a concurreL resolution
from Senator Earle for the appoint
ment of a committee cut of the sen
ate and the house to investigate the
recent text-book law. Immediate cori
sideration was objected to, and the
matter was carried over.
New Senate Bills.
Mr. Spivey-To amend an act en
titled, "An Act to authorize the city
of Columbia to execute a mortgage
of the property now used by the staite
agricultural and Mechanical society
for the uses of said society," approv'.
February 17, 1911..
Mr. J. B. Black-To grant to grad
uates of the state hospital for the in
sane, the same rights and privilege:
'ef nurses graduating from other in
stitutions or hospitals.
Mr. G. H. Bates-To amend the law
relating to magistrates and their cen
stables, their powers, duties, jurisdic
tion, salaries, etc.
Mr. Epps-A joint resolution au
thorizing the county commissionrs
of Williamsburg county to draw hi.;
warrant for $900, and the county
treasurer to pay the same.
The House of Representat;ves.
Speaker Smith of the house ..-r
nounced that he had appointed F. M.
Cary of Oconee; J. J. Evans of Marl
boro, and W. L. Daniel of Saluda,
members of the house on the invesi
gating committee to probe the gov
ernor, the former winding-up coin
mission, the attorney general and any
one connected in any way with the
old state dispensary.
The house heard three special mes
sages from the governor. The first
transmitted the annual reports of the
board of fisheries and the commission
on the state house grounds. The
second special message notified the
house of the expiration of the 'terms
of August Kohn. W. T. C. Bates and
J. Q. Davis as trustees of the Univer
sity of South Carolina. The third
message recommended an investiga
tion of the so called "cotton mill
The house disposed of five vetoed
acts passing four by the necessary
two-thirds majority and sustaining
the governor's veto on one. The four
acts passed over the governor's veto
will be sent to the seuate.
The only one of the vetoed acts be
fore the house which caused much
debate was that relating to exemp
tion from jury duty. The governor's
special message stated that he vetoed
it because ministers were not exempt
ed from jury duty. After extended de
bate, the house sustained the gover
nor's veto by a vote of. 70 to 36.
The act requiring the distribution
of the dispensary funds among the
common schools and providing the
method for doing so was passed by
th:e house over the governor's veto
by a vote of 83 to 11. The act, with
F the veto message, will be sent to the
The house defeated by one vote
Mr. Moore's bill seeking an election
for Abbeville county for the restora
tion of the dispensary in that county.
The vote was 50 to 49 on a bill that
had been unfavorably reported.
The third reading bill making it t.
misdemeanor to originate or publish?
slanderous and libelong matter was
passed and sent back 1- the senate
with amendments by the house. By a
vote of 63 to 32 the house refused to
recommit the bill.
By a vote of 78 to 16, the house
passed over the governor's veto the
act providing for state maintenance
of the Industrial School for boys at
Florence. The act will be sent to the
senate. The passage of the bill met
with little opposition on the floor of
New House Bills.
K. P. Smith--To allow the fore
man of the grand jury or acting fore
man to swear witnesses in the grand
Mr. Gasque-Relating to over
charges by common carriers.
Mr. Moore-To regulate the liabilities
of common carriers by railroad to
their employes in certain cases.
Mr. Nicholson-To provide for cou
solidated and graded schools ia coun
ty districts, and to appropriate $15,
000 to encourage the same.
Mr. Baskins-To limit the time in
which bills of sale and chattei iiort
gages can be enforced and colitete'!.
Mr. Baskin-To provide for four
commisioners for Lee county.
Announcement By Mr. Reid.
Tho following annicuncement has
been made by Mr. Whitner Reid, see
retary of the state far-mers' union:
"Under the Clinkscales plan, the sec
retary of the state farmers' union re
ceived $26.04 for expenses of cotton
holding movement. The commission
er of agriculture. the president of the
state farmers' union and the secretary
of the state farmters' union, who were
authorized to use this fund, have
agreed to turn the same over to J.
G. Anderson, state superintenden t.
for expenses of the Rock: Hil plan."
Want Sale of Contraband Stepped.
At the regular meeting of the city
council it was resolved and unani
mously adopted that the intendan
and wardens petition-Governor- Ble-ase
to have his state constable be maore
diligent in his duties in suppressin
the illicit sale of contraband iiquer
in various places in the county. It 1a
oceon broug~ht to the attention of to
cunell that the trsaic is hci
earrie-d on in openl disre-gard of cotS
er and state- law., there beintg evd- 2:
of it by b randls of liquer- hxi:s g
chased ~in differ-ent locali:! .
New Steel Bridge Is Completed.
The new steel bridge which~ spans
the WaccamaW river near Conway,
has been completed and has been ac
cepted by the commission. This
beautiful and substantial structure,
which has been in the process of erec
tion for the past six months, was
built at a cost of $7-ZE. The con
tract was let on F'ebraur-: i-, 1'1.
to the Southern Bridge C'r:' yn
Birmircham, Ala., and wa t:> av
been completed within six months af
ter the plans had been approved bc
"ROCK HILL" PLAN
Committee Appointed for This
County "to Execute Rules
of the Proposed Pian.
We are in receipt of a letter
0fro Mr. J. G. Anderson, the
corigin ator of what is now known
as the "Rock Hill Plan" to re
duce the cotton acreage this
year. in which he informs us
that he has appointed Messrs
J. C. Garrett, J. McDl. Bruce
and B. H. Williams as a com
mittee of suitable and public
spirited men to put into execu
tion this plan to reduce the cot
ton acreage this year.
Similar committees have been
appointed in the other counties
and ho calls upon these men to
get to worik quickly and raise
4he necessary fuinds to pay -can
The plan briefly stated is the
comm inittee is to secure men to
canvass each township and
secure the signature of every
farmer to a pledge to reduce his
cotton acreage this year at least
twenty five per cent.
We give the concluding part
of Mr. Anderson's letter to the
So please get your committee
together at once and make a
canvass among merchants and
ot.hers to raise your necessary
money. Report as early as possi
ble to me when this is done, and
I will then send necessary pledge
blanks for you to turn ove: to
We canvassed two townships
in York county at a cost of $25,
but this was too much. It was
done in four days, and $20 ought
to have been eiough. To be on
the safe side you'd better raise
enough money to spend $10 to
$15 to each - township for can
vassers. We found it best to
select one man for each two
townships--a man in the terri
tory and in sympathy with the
It will help to have your local
papers publish the subscribing
list. Also get 3 our canvassers
appointed and ready, and their
names published. Later we
will notify you of a week to
have the cans as sers go to work.
Much interest and enithusiasm
will be raised all over the State
by having the canvassing work
go on sinmultaneously through
out the State.
J. G. Anderson,
State Superintendent under the
Rock Hill plan.
Destroyed by Fire
TVhe residence of Mr. Bol.
Graveley. who lives about four
miles north of here, was de
stroyed by fire Sunday, about
one o'clock. The fire originated
in thekitchen, and wvas caused
by a defecttive flue. The fire
burned so rapidly that before
much help could be had, the
house was consumed. Only a
few of the household goods were
saved. Mr. John Porter, who
was living in the house with
Mr. andl Mrs. Graveiey, lost
nearl y all his household effects.
With much difficulty the meat
house and other outbuildings
were saved. The loss sustained
by Mr. Graveley and Mr. Porter
has not been estimated, but will
be very heavy, amounting to
several hundred dollars. Neith
er had any insurance.
Col. 0. P. Field saw the fire
from his house, about a mile
away, and startedl to it. In his
eagerness to r; ach it quickly, he
overexerted himself, and this,
coupled with the excitement,
produced( heart trouble, from
n' hih he fell in faint and hiad
to be cairried hom :e. He was in
a s:2rious condition, and medical
aid was summoned. Last ac
c..un ts report that he is still
uie :-ick but improving.
Notice of Town Election,
Notice is hereby give~n that an
election will be held on Februa
rv rd 1912, to elect a mayor to
fil h unexpired term of S. B3.
Craig, resigned. Managers of
electiml: D. B, Finney, W. T.~
Griffin and J. L. Thornley. Vo
tig pace: City HallU. By or
derP of the Town Concl
abut 7.600 .FiThe nmber visible
through the tehleope Iha- been esti
mated to be between 75,000,000 and
Christm '.s passed off quietly
in Miami. Coasting has been
the leading sport for three weeks
as we have had about 17 inches
of snow which fell the 19 of Dec.,
and is still here and also some
very cold weather. It was 16
below zero a few days ago. It
is 2 below today and snowing
Cattle are suffering very iucil,
some dying from cold and want
of water as all water has been
frozen most of the time for
Mr. J. R. Bowen has accepted
a position as bookkeeper for the
Panhandle Lumber Co.
Born unto Mr. and Mrs. W.
M. Stansell on the 29th ult., a
fine nine-pound baby girl.
The men wearing the smile in
Miami are those who have big
wheat crops under this big snow.
It is not the cattle men or the
Several trains have been snow
The snow plows are kept busy
in the Panhandle.
Well I guess I had better ring
off for fear this finds the waste
On the morning of Dec. 26,
1911, the home of Mr. and Mrs.
E. C. Bowie was made sad
when the death angel called
from them their nine-year-old
son, Boone F.
"Dearest Boone, he has left us.
Left us! Yes; forever more;
But we hope to meet our dearest
On that bright and happy
Lonely the home and sad the
Since our dearest one h as
B-t, oh! a brighter life than
In heaven is now his own.
Farewell. dear Boone, but not
There will be a glorious
We shall meet to part, no,
On the resurrection morn."
N. A. R.
As soon as one crop is harvest
ed or made is not too soon to
plan for the next crop. In fact,
in the matter as to where the
different crops shall be planted
it should be known years ahead
what crop shall be on any given
field any particular year. This
is rotation on a definite plan.
Of course, changes may be nec
essary, but the haphazard, hit
or-miss style sso commonly in
dulged in can never be produc
tive of the best results. If' you
have not alre-idy a well-planned
rotation i or the farm, begin at
once to plan one.--The Progres
Rock Hill Herald.
The message of Governor
Blease to the general assembly
is strikingly characteristic of
the man. There is probably no
man in South Carolina save
Blease, who could have written
it, and c.ertainly few who would
have written it, and certainly
few who would care to see their
names signed to it. It is a piti
fully weak state paper-filled
with fulsome praise of Blease
like a composition of a half
gown boy who wants to say
something and winds up by say
ing too much. According to
Blease, he is the greatest re
former of modern times. As an
actual fact, he is the most piti
ful specimen of egotism who
was ever elected to fill a high
and responsible office, the man
has the most overweening con
fidence in his ability to fool the
people by his childish antics.
Fine Exampie Negro Wit.
Senator Taylor, Tennessee,
said the finest example he knew
of the ante-bellum negroe's use
of the English language wvas
the remark made by an old
negro whose worthless son was
married secretly. The old man
heard of it, and asked the boy if
he was married.
'"I ain't saving I ain't," the
"Now, you Rastus,".normed
the old man, "I ain't askin' you
is you ain't; I is askin'.ou ain't
Interesting View of Wide]
Discussed Question as Seen
by Rev. V. I. Masters
It has been fashionable fc
some years in Southern Baptis
circles to minimize the thougl
of there being any danger i
America of the Catholics seet
ing to get their grip on th
nation so as to squeeze out of i
the democracy, religious libert
and other blood-blought prir
ciples that make up the ver
life throb of the great republi<
It is co.ning about that th
tone of comment is changec
And while we are not pessimi
tic, we are quite sure that ther
should be a change. One of th
most notable things in the prer
ent Romanist movement is th
effort they are putting forth t
capture America. In Europeai
countries and in South America
Central America and Mexicc
Romanism has been weighed ii
the balances, and found want
ing. In these countries it ha
meant general ignorance, th
throttling of the spirit of liberty
the tying to a poor infirm inst
tution rather than to God th
consciences of the people. Th
path of human progress is sloi
and painful, but these countrie
are at last rising and shakin
off the incubus of Catholic ruk
The pope and his advisors ar
both cunning and bold. The:
are setting their traps to wi
America, and England and Gei
many, particularly Americe
With -i catholic ecclesiast th
end justifies the means, whc
the end is to advance Catholi
ism and squeze out or destro
In America three new card
nals were made recently. an
the daily press of this countrN
the growing readiness of whic:
to acclaim whateyer Rome d(
sires acclaimed and relegate t
oblivion what Rome wants s
relegated, is one of the moa
sinister items in the situation
the daily press shouted in bi
'etters and through many co
umns about the high honor th
Roman pontiff had done t
America! And we cannot foi
get the recent spectacle of th~
celebration at Baltimore of thi
twenty-fifth anniversary of th
giving of this cardinal red he
to one of the Catholic dignitaries
The memory is enough to mak
one weep. Our President, a
ex-President, the speaker of th~
House of Representatives, Uh
Vice Preside't, the Chief Jus~tic
of the 3uvreme Court. and
large band of politicial leadei
from both parties gathered
Baltimore to do special honori
the "red hat" celebration.
This was in America, the lan
into which many of our for<
fathers fled to get away froi
the conscience-throttling dom
nance of this same unscrupulot
religious cult. Alas, how til
times have changed since ti
sturdy pioneers dared the dar
gers of Indian massacres ani
the trackless forests for the sak
of civil and religious liberty!
The Catholics have put the
finger on the press in Americ
in order to juggle with fairnet
and gain unrighteous advantag
for themselves. The Bapti:
Standard vouches for the di:
patch as follows, and whic
shows that these same censo:
of the press have determine
that the American public sha
not have the unbiassed trut
about the wavering grip of th!
spiritual octupus on the peop1
of Europe. lest they should b<
come wary. The paragraph
"Columbus, 0. Aug. 25.-i
today's session of the conventic
of the Catholic editors an a'
dIress was delivered by Samui
Byrne, Editor of the Pittsbur
Observer, in which he said:
have come here for the purpos
of very briefly suggesting or
thinz. It is this. That th
Catholic editors of the count
concertedly and persistentl:
urge their readers to notif y ti
proprietors and managers of ti
daily papers that, unless the
use instead of the European di
patches of the Associated Pres
those furnished by the newl
established Catholic Intern;
tional United Telegraph Agenc:
they will withdraw their pa
ronage from them, either
Help the Farmer.
Flour,$20.000,000; bacon and
lard $17,250,000; horses and
mules, $12,500,000; hay and oats,
$11,500,000; corn $13,000,000;
Ninety-nine millions of dollars
spent out of the South last year!
ir And every dollar of it could
t have been kept at home. Three
t millions of bales of cotton pre
n sented to the world-gratis.
- And it should have represented
e to the south $120,000,000.-An
t derson Mail.
will, morever, boycott both the
y offending newspapers and those
who advertise in them."
e We have faith in the contin
1. ued dominance of religious
- liberty in America. Still we
e have no idea in the world that
e it would continue to exist, if
- the Catholics were able to slip
o up on the blind side of the evan
o gelical denominations to the ex
a tent of getting themselves into
politicial control before the
evangelical got awake.
I Why should we believe that
this religious power, that has
s never through ten centuries
e changed in its policy of intoler
, ance of repression and perse
cution, and when it dared and
e sought destruction of all who
e would not bow to its mandates
v why should we believe that
s after so long a time this leopard
z has changed his spots. We
. have faith in the future in
e America, but the faith is condi
y tioned upon the awakening of
2 evangelical Christians to the
situation. The distressing fact
t. is that everybody seems to be
e asleep and the daily press is al
n ready so influenced that there
:- is little hope that the nublic will
y ever be awakened through its
t- Some patriot has said that
d the price of liberty is eternal
, vigilance. Surely, this truth
h never applied more thoroughly
- than it does when Rome seeks
o through ,much cunning to de
o stroy liberty of conscience
t among the American people.
- V. T. Masters.
4 Atlanta, Georgia.
e3 Bleaseism Rampant.
o Macon News.
Theodore Roosevelt isn't a
ecircumstance to Gov.. Cole L.
eBlease of South Carolina in the
euse of the short and ugly wor~d.
Gov. Blease has just assig-ned
all the edi.tors and newspaper
emnen of that State to quarters in
n his Annias club.
e In a message to the general
eassembly giving his reasons for
ehis veto of a bill permitting
anewspapers in cases of libel suits
to plead in mitigation of the
tdamages the fact that correction
0of the libel complained of had
been made, Gov. Blease uses the
d word "lie" .33 times, 'liar
Seight times, and he stupple
ments it at frequent intervals
with such euphemisms as "false
s hood," "vituperation," "slan
e3 der," "scurrilous attacks,'
e( "dirty" "cowardly," "assas
1sin-like," "slime," "infamous,'
d "blackguard," "low down,"
We do not know what South
a Carolina has (lone to be affiicted
s~ with this bedlamite for. a gov
eernor, but we believe the grand
it old State whose statesmanshiT
Sand chivalry have been associ
hated in the past with such names
-as Rutledge, Gadsden, Marion.
d Laurens, Pinckney, Lowndes,
lCalhoun, Hayne, McDuffie,
Hampton and a long list of
sother worthies who.-e namies
ador n the pages of American
history, is deserving of sym
Ls pathy rather than ridicule and
odium under her present bittet
Land humiliating ordeal.
n We sincerely trust that sht
-may soon be delivered from thu
-l plague of Bleaseism and thal
g her body politic may be restorei
Sto its normal health, and thal
e her people, from the mountain:
e to the sea, may be a ain cloth
e ed in their right miind, if he:
ypresent governor is to be re
rgarded as representative of then
eor of any portion of them.
y55 acres three and a half mile
s~ east of Pickens, 25 acres in cul
s, tivation, balance in pasture an<
y woodland; splendid neighbood
Sgood 7-room 2-story house. Le
rme show you this place for ( cai
t'make a price that will intere
~von. Immediate possessioni
is you want it. See H. M. HES
DAMAGE BY Tit
GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR E.
NIGHBERT TELLS OF THE
PLAN FOR EXTERMINATI'
A Letter Was Received By Comn
sioner Watson- and President Dal
of State Famers' Union-The D;
age To Cattle Is Great.
Columbia.-Declaring that the st
of South Carolina is losing over
160,000 annually and that the loss
the South is $40,000,000 by cattle ti
E. M. Nighbert, inspector of 1
United States department of agril
ture, addressed a letter to Comn
sioner Watson and Presidents Dal
of the state farmers' union, suggest
certain methods of eradication. 'I
suggestions were indorsed by I
state farmers' union at the reci
meeting held here.
"The state is suffering," says I
inspector, "the ban of quarantine
account of the plenetic fever of cati
which is produced and transmitted
the cattle tick, The presence of t]
tick makes breeding, feeding and- m
keting of cattle unprofitable and h
ardous. The I losses, . conservativ4
estimated, the result of this dIses
producing and blood-sucking paras]
are $1,100,000 annually to the state
South Carolina and $40,000,000 to I
"The feasibility of complete exter
ination of this disease producing p
asite from every plantation, farm a
cow lot, has been known for 15 yei
and confirmed by every Southf
state. By a thorough knowledge.
this condition, Individual effort a
concerted action, this menace to y<
cattle industry may be removed fr
every plantation, farm and cow
within the short period of from 4'
to nine months.
-"South Carolina is strictly a fai
ing section. Your worthy citizens a
coworkers are now laboring with
condition that is adverse to their
terest. You are interested in the I
duction of the most valuable crop g
by product cattle feed in the worl
Jurors to servecsl,ia.....cmfwy
Columbia.-Jurors to serve dur
the first week of the approachi
term of common pleas court for RI
land county were drawn. The te
convenes February 5. The jurors a
C. L. Sox, 'BK. Hunter, J. H. H
drix, Lemmell C. Dowdy, W. M. W4
berry, D. S. Bunch, F. A. Muller,
Collough, J. J. Myers, H. D. Harm
J. J. Hinnant, Gccrze S. King, J.
Etheredge, C. A. Linn, A. B. Langl
L. D. Friday, Jcseph Walke, W.
Rlabon, C. B. Danforth, W. C. Gladd
3. D. Cobb, L. 3. Walker, 3. Simn
Moore, W. A. Wimberly. 3. H. Hai
cock, 3. N. Rawlinson, Clarence R
Edw. N. Word, G. L. Berfoot, A.
Fetner, 3. A. Carlisle, C. L. Price,
Many Acts of Incendiarism.
Charleston.-Arrested at the bu
.ng of the Charleston Fibre Compar
plant, at the west end of Spring str
Marion Burdell, a young white m
who has been watched for weeks
Pinkerton detectives, confessed so
hours later to many acts of incendi
ism, among these being the starting
the big meeting street fire- of July
1910, in which six large stores in1
heart of the wholesale district wi
practically destroyed with a loss
To Give Short Course at Batesbu
Batesburg.-Through the efforts
E. C. Ridgell the extension divis
of Clemson college will give a sii
course of one week in Batesburg
the near future. This work is a sub
tute for the one-day institutes as h4
tofore held over the state. The chai
is made with a view of reaching
larger number of people and of
ing more detailed instruction ak
the lines pertaining to better fa:
Florence-Capt. Harold M. Bruns
a former Coast Line conductor, i
elected chief of police of this city
a meeting of city council.
J. S. Crosby Committed Suicide
St. George.-News has reacd
.2ere that 3. S.'Crosby, a highly
spectable white man, who lived
Harleyville, killed himself. There 1
no one in the room at the time say
small boy, who screamed at the
port of the gun, which brought
slstance immediately. The facts
hard to obtain, but fr t to
be gathered Mr. s~~iby 'sat on
edge of the b'ed, placed the nozzle
a shotgun to his heart and with a
poker pulled the trigger, which kil
Medical Association Meets
Orangeburg.-The Medical :ass
.:tion of this district, composed
Orangeburg, Calhcun, Bamberg,
Lexington counties, convened in
city, several days ago and held an
teresting session. There were 20
sicians from the counties in atti
ance at the convention, but the
'tendance was not as large as It sh<
have been. The entire delegation
Stendered a dinner. The first parn
Sthe business session was takenL u]
reading papers anad ia some lntei
ing discus1sio -
Columbia To IHave An Abattoir.
At a special meeting of city c
cil the contract to erect the city
toir for Columbia was awardet
the Brecht Compan: of St. Louis,
Sthe bid being $15,000 for equipi
-complete, delivered and erected.
jcommittee named by W. H. Gil
mayor, to consider the abattoir
twas: R. 3. Blaloek, councilman;
F. Stieglits, councilman, and .J
SMcNeal, city engine er. The total
of the abattoir wiss be $26,000.
fbuildings is to be paid for by the
FROM ALL (WERTH
A Column of -News That
Collected and Condensed
M. Care By The Editor.
-he veteran conductor of -the
ern railway, who for so many
has run on the Columbia &
ville division of the roadannoun
that he had retired from seri
s- Chester.-Jim Carter, a prl
gro convict from Chester'coun
>bs was arrested during a raid in
was in police court and found
of carrying concealed weap i-'
paid a fine of $20.
Honea Path.-Joe Black, a n
about 40 years of age, who lived n
t mile east Of town was found dead
1,- the place of M. L Latimer, some
to and one-half miles from town.
were no marks of violence on
son and nothing to indicate 'tb
he had been a victim of foul PlsTI
ds- Edgefield.-People in this
>bs seem to favor a reduction
ng ton acreage. The "Rock '
be has been adopted, and 'a co
he appointed by Mayor John
,nt canvass the county. .Tbey;
cure pledges from the
he duce the cotton acreage 2..
on Washington.-The Senat
le, firmed the nominations c
by M. Sloan to be postmaste
As Ia and of John W. Dur
ar- postmastw at Chester. 3.
z- has been appointed posr
qly racuse, Darlington c.u!
se 3. A. Clark, Jr., reslgn
te, fourth class office and
Blatkville; J. D. Jenny o
m- Harry D. Calhoun, of 3.
ar- were recently appointed t
nd the "Rock Hill plan" in'
trs county, are strictly 'on
rn Calhoun is not sitting still d
of ing his hands by any mean
nd. going out among the farmers
ur ting results.
>m Greenville.-Samuel J. Ta 1
lot of the most prominent and-"
1-2 men of Greelyville died at ,
after only a few days' illnes
- Taylor was'72 years of age,-and
nd spent nearly the whole of- I
a in this place, always taking a
in- part in the affairs of the c
ro' He volunteered at
nd the civil war, .served the whole
d- years with honor and distinctio su
rendering at Appomattox?
Walterboro. - Several mre
tiger cases will come up sdin
were continued by Mayor Akan
It is hoped that these cases will
completed at this sitting- of the
Great interest has beennnf atea
en these cases,. and no little -e e
was caused from time to time,
to the many rumors afloat," -one..
n, which being that an efort wonk 0
made to have the detectives at wo
on these cases arrested on a ceri
charge of some kind.
rGreenville.-News was receie
th- the city .of a deplorablid raey
which occared near Tigerville. when.
C. the 15-months-old son of Mr. anddMah
w E. L. Hightower was burned to dea
and their house -and furnishings comn-.
pletely destroyed -by the flamesdMr
Hightower is a farmer of the 'Tige
yn-vile section, and at the ine- of the
yfire he and his wvife were giekiagecot-.
Lyt ton in afield some dstanfce frornto
by Chester.-There will be a big ra~l
~ne here Febuary 2, Messrs. W . Dz
ar. tonl, W. W. Long and C. B.-nadn
of of the co-operative demonstration -
8, work bhaving informed Mr. "R.) - un~k
hle ningham, county agent, that they wfBl
are be here at that time to -addres thea
of farmers and Chester County Boy( "
Corn Slub. The exercises will EM
. held In the court h use'
rg. will be "ade, rzanzze the
of Corn Club th~te year 1912.
art was awarded $500 damages -
in court of common pleas. The.
sti- was against the Spartajgh
.re- way, Gas- and Electiric Coin
ige plaintiff alleging that he
a street car- of the compan
iv- told that It would carry
ing ton, a distance of twel
-m- further alleged .that he
get off in the city an
on, a private conveyance
ras It Is -further said
at broke flown,~ ther
ed the chamber of
re- number of busin
at participated in
ras towards the
e a opment of an
as- Island-Miss Jemnfe
ere Conkey was burned to de~l~
ald home. here, the tragedy
the while her brother, with
of resides at the famous o
fire key plantation, was in
led business, the unfortunate
ing alone on the place at the
Florence-As a result of the
snow etorm and freeze, th'ebirdas
~ci- a very tough time of It .flndlns
of thing to subsist en, and the,
ud sportsman and sirall boy was'W
his ing hay while the sun shines'
in- them out.
hly. Orangeburg.-Quite an ex
nd- unique erenlt teak place here?
at- public square when ChafeS~
~uld man, a large grower of
was at auction 88 -bales of- his
of crap. All .lhc buyers w
1 Ia thiat .h~e e::le would taka
est- .:cr: pre nt and the bidding