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16 PAQES; PART 2 PAGES 9 TO 16
VOLUME XXVI. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1910. NUMBER 20
Including all Lands u Under
^?questionably it Will Be Necessary
to Alter tlir Hn sis of Bcpro*entn
tion in Onngress.
In the United States and all Its
possessions the Stars and Stripes pro
tect 101.100,000 souls. This enormous
number Is the official estimate of the
1'nited States bureau of consus, an
nounced Saturday In oonnectlon with
the population statistics of the coun
try as enumerated m the thirteenth
It includes the Phill ip pines, Samoa,
Guam, Hawaii, Alaska nnd the Pana
ma Canal Zone.
Within its borders on the North
American continent, exclusive of Alas
ka, the United States has a popula
tion of 91,ft72,266 inhabitants. During
the last Gen years the States of the
Union had an aggregate Increase in
population of ir>,97>7,691, which amount
to 21 per cent, over the 1900 figures.
Since the first census was taken in
1790, the country has grown twenty
live times as large the population then
having been 3.929..214, slightly larger
than the present population of the
State o f Texas.
The growth of the country was
greater than has '.been expected by the
expert statisticians who have closely
watched the progress of the country's
Director Durand attributes the
growth of the Continental United
States, to 91.972.3tiK largely to greater
additions through Immigration.
Mr. Durand Imds a wider disparity
in the rate of growth of the different
States during tl?o last decade than for
any 'Other for a long time. The range
is from a decrease of fi.3 per cent in
Iowa to an increase or 120 per cent. In
"The States knowing the lowest
rates of inc rease. falling bolow 10 por
eent," lie says, "are live In the great
Central section <>.' the country, namely
Iowa, Missouri. Kentucky. Indiana
Tennessee; the ifhree Northern New
England States atH\ .Maryland and Del
"Tin* State.; shewing the next higher
increase between 10 ami 20 per eent
lie adjacent to thouo showing the low
est rale and include, in the Middle
West, Ohio. Michigan, Wisconsin, Mil.
nnis, Minnesota. Nebraska and Kansas,
and on the other hand a great belt of
Southern Slates, namely Virginia,
North Carolina. South Carolina, deor
eia, Alabama and Mississippi.
"States which show an increase
from 20 to 50 per cent are, for the
most, the greal manufacturing states,
including Massachusetts, Rhode Island
Connecticut, New Yortt, Pennsylvania
and West Virginia, the only other
states Increasing between 20 and 30
per cent are Arkansas and Texas.
"The states which show an Increase
exceeding 30 per cent are, with the
exception id Now lersev and Florida,
all located in (he West and malte up
ti solid bei: comprising fully ono-lhird
Of the area af the United States. Sotltll
Dakota, Colorado and Utah had rales
( of Increase between 30 end GO per
\ cent, while North Dakota, Wyoming,
Oregon, California, ,W?> MoaK'u and
Arizona, Increased botweon 50 and loo
per cent, aid Oklahoma, Idaho and
Washington more then loo por cont.
"Tho gronteal change in rolo of
growth is found in tho three Pacific
coast states, and Nevada and New
Mexico, all of which grew far faster
during the last ten years than during
tho precodlng period.
"The population or the Middle At
lantic states is 10,315,892 and the
South Atlantic States 12,104,805. The
percentage of increases of the South
Atlantic States is Hi.SI.
"The fact that the rnto of increases
for the country as a whole was greater
from 1900 to 1010 than during the
preceding decade was duo entirely to
tho nilth d rate of growth in the Mlddl ?
Atlantic, Mountain and Pacific divi
sions, In all six of tho other elfvl lo
Iho increase during (he last decad i
WAS loss than during the previous one"
Mr. Durand expresses the opinion
that later Statistics probably will
^ show tin t more than i6 por cont, or
the population of tho country is urban,
tbat is, places ()r 2,500 Inhabitants or
The number 01 persons in military
and naval services of the United States
Stationed abroad and on naval vessels
The population of tho four states,
which appear blank in the table, an
nouncement of which was withheld
until the country's total population
was announced, follow;
Georgia. 2,009.121; an increase of
392,790. or 11.7 per cent over 2,216,331
Montana, 376,053; an increase of
132,724. or 54.5 per cent over 213,329
Washington, 1,141,990'; an increase
of 623,887. or 120.4 per cent over *>1S.
103 in 1900.
Wisconsin. 2,333,8601 an increase of
264,818 or 12.7 per cent over 2,009,042
The states in their respective ranks
according to population are.
New York. Pennsylvania, Illinois,
Ohio. Texas. Massachusetts. Kentucky,
Iowa. North Carolina, Tennessee. Ala
bama, Minnesola. Virginia. Mississippi,
Kansas. Oklahoma. I.oosianu. Arkan
sas. South ?Carolina. Maryland, West
Virginia. Nebraska. Washington, Porto
Rico, Connecticut. Colorado, Florida,
Maine. Oregon, South Dakota. North
Dakota, Rhode Island. New Hampshire.
Montana, Utah, Vermont, District of
Columbia, New Mexico. Hawaii, Wyo
ming, Nevada and Alaska.
Corrector figures issued by the cen
sus office today give the state of New
York population as 9,113,014, increase
1,844,720, or 25.4 per cent; Florida
752,619, increase 221.077, or 42.4 per
cent, and Maryland 1,295,346, Increase
107.302, or 9 per cent
Unquestionably it will be necessary
to alter the basis of representation
In Congress. At the present ratio
of 191.000 people to each member of
the House of Representatives, the
House would contain about il\ mem
bers as against 392 at present. It is
the general belief that this number
would be nnwieldly. Even at the rate
of 220,000 as a basis the public as
sembly would contain \\* members, an
increase of 27.
AMERICA SEtOM) NATAL POWER.
tirent BriUan Still Holds to First
Place, but Navj Building Race Be
tween tbnt Country nn,l German)
Washington, .December ID. The
United States ?doses another year in
second place among the world's naval
powers. The great navy building race
between Cermany and Great Britian
has not yet brought tb former coun
try up to the United States In the num
ber of battleships atloat. but in ships
projected and in the total number of
war vessels of all kinds. Germany will
crowd the United States to third place.
These facts shown in the new Navy
Year Book, prepared by Pitt man Pul
Slfor, clerk to the Senate committee
on naval affairs.
United Slates ami Germany.
In completed tonnage, says Mr. Pul?
slfor, the United States is ahead of
Germany. In battleship.; completed,
both in number and displacement, the
United St:<tes leads Germany. Includ
ing battleships completed, under con
struction and provided for, the number
of each country is Identical, while the
United States exceeds Germany In
total battleship tonnage.
The compilation of Mr, Pulslfer
shows tho world powers to range as
follows as to completed ships: Greal
Drition, United State?, Germany,
France, Japan, Nu is la, I inly.
in tho dreadnought type, under
which is placed armored cruisers as
WOll as thO newer battleships, tue
tierce race between England and (lor
mnny Is most (dearly shown.
Kiighind beads in Dreadnoughts.
At prosenl tho floating navies of
the three leading nowers contain dread
nought type vessels as follow: ? Kng.
land, with displacement c?f 203,100 tons
Unltod States 4, displacement 72,000;
Germany 4, displacement 72,000.
The Year Book shows that when
vessels now being constructed and
those for which funds have been pro
vided ore completed, the dreadnought
Strength of tho three countries will
be! f'hlglaild 27. With displacement of
558,900 tons; Germany I", displace
ment 357,000; United Slates 10, dis
placement 221,050 tons.
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OLD TIME SLAVE
Chinese Clrls Smuggled Into 'Frisco
Tell Horrible Tales.
Seven Chinese girls captured on
Sunday when an attempt was being
made to smuggle them ashore from
the steamer Manchuria told a story last
Tuesday that for brutality concedes
nothing to the workings of the earlier
African slave trade. Immigration of
ficials say there is no doubt the girls
were brought here 10 be sold in the
slave trade. Their ages range from
14 to 11* years. All but one of them de
clare they were kidnapped in Hong
Kong. This one had previously been
in America and had been deported.
The narrative was obtained from
the girls! by chief assistant immigra
tion commissioner, Hary Edsell, who
spoke to them in their own tongue.
They said they had made the jour
ney from China in a locker fourteen
feet square, below deck- -a place with
out ventilation. Not a ray of light,
natural or artificial, did they see on
the voyage over. The eight Chinese
men who were captured at the same
time as the girls, were with them in
the room, but no one else visited them
until they reached port. Their only
food and drink was some dried fruit
and cold tea, of which a supply had
been left for them before the depart
ure of the boat.
One of the girls, the youngest of
the party, says she had come from
her country home on a visit to Hong
Kong. A smooth-tongued country
man told her a great pageant was
being held on board the big American
vessel and she thought he might be
able to gain admission for her. She
tell into the trap. Another says shr>
was drugged by her kidnappers.
Kdsell says a thorough investiga
tion is to be made of the operations
of the smuggling ring that is supposed
to be at work and every effort will be
made to discover whether any govern
ment officials are involved.
Boiled Out Nine Lives.
Spnrtanburg, Dec 10.?Thomas Hun
ter boiled a Thomas cat alive in order
to get the "good luck" bone from the
animal, with which to injure his
friends. The cat was placed in a pot
of water and covered up, A lire was
built underneath and the o-it ili< rally
boiled to death.
Hunter was lined $20 tor cruelty to
IHM ItS AMI II VhHCltS I' \SSF.!>.
Itv rnniiiinotis Consent .Measure (iocs
In record time and spending money
(it the rate of $7,000 000 an hour the
House of Representatives Saturday, in
about three hours passed the rivers
and harbors bill, making appropria
tions amounting to 21,894,861 tor river
?,nd bar" or w< rk tiering the llneni
year, ending June 30, 1012, V,, vote
was taken, the hill being passed by
unutiimoiis consent and with the ?\
ceptlon of a ullght typographical error
in Hie printed bill, not a word w.a
c; arecd Horn t i0 form in wh'ch d wvh
presented in tho river and harbor com
in add!ticn to the amount enrrl ;!
in today's bill, the sundry civil hill
will IncUldi $?,30iS,077 for river ami
harbor Improvement in 1012, bringing
(lie total up to 20,262,938. The aver
ago animal expenditure for rivers und
harbors for tho ton year.-, since 189!
has been approximately $22,500.000. 0|
the 210 Items In today's bill I0o were
for maintenance of complete works
and a like number lor completing
There is more Catarrh In Ibis sec
lion of the country than all other dls
sos put together, and until the last
few years was supposed to 1"' incur
able. For a great many years doctors
pronounced it a local dlsenso and pre
scribed local remedies, and by con
stantly failing to cure with local treat
ment, pronounced it incurable. Science
has proven catarrh to be a constitu
tional disease and therefore requires
constitutional treatment. Halls Ca
tarrh ('ure, manufactured by v. J,
Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio, Is tin- only
constltutonnl cure on the market, it
Is taken internally in doses from lo
drops to a toaspoonful. it act:; directly
on the blood (did mucous surfaces of
the system. They offer one hundred
dollars for any ease it fails to iure
Send for circulars ami testimonials.
Address: P. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo
Sold by Druggists, 75c,
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Loan association starts December 15,
COL. 0. I>. SCHUMPERT DEAD.
Prominent Lawyer of Newberrj' Pass*
od Away Last Saturday.
Newborry, Dec. in. Col. O. 1-.
i Schumpert died at bis homo hero at
j 10 o'clock tonight. While he had been
I in failing health for sonic time, the 80
| rlousnoss Of his condition was not
i fully realized by his friends, and the
news of his death tonight was a severe
shook to the many who knew and
honored him. As yet no funeral an
nouncement has been made.
Col. Schumpert was one of the best
known and ablest lawyers In the State
having figured in many hard fought
and important cases. For years, until
the election of TtlOB. S. Soase. now
of Spartanburg, Mr. Schumpert was
j solicitor ot' this district, then the old
I 7th. now the 8th. On numbers of OC
j casions he has acted as .lodge In spe
j clal terms of Courts, In which capacity
bis knowledge of the law was especial
ly emphasized. He had the distinction
of being graduated from Copenhagen
University. He was a prominent mem
ber of the Lutheran church.
In tho War Met ween the States Mr.
Schumpert was a gallant soldier, hav
ing entered the serv.ee at the age of
It*.. He was in the 65th year of bis
age. It is recalled that he was at one
time a candidate for Governor of the
Surviving Col. Schumpert is bis
wife and one son, Mr. Aumerlo Schum
pert, of Columbia.
ANSEL WOULD HE JUDGE.
? He Would bike to Have a Place on
the Ncvt Commerce Court What
is Said in Washington.
As forecasted and predicted some
time ago the name of Martin P.
Ansel will he presented to President
Taft for place on the court of com
merce. The Washington correspond
ent of The state Thursday sent the
following interesting gossip along that
Information was received here to
day that Gov. Ansel will be an appli
cant for a position on the court of
commerce which the president is to
appoint. It Is understood that selec
tions have been made of three of the
five members, leaving two yet to bo
selected. President Taft, it Is said
by several of the southern delegation
here, agreed last year that ho would
appoint one southern man on this
court, and it is oven said by some
that be virtually said that be would
appoint a South Carolinian. The man
whoso claims have boon most persis
tently urged upon the president Is
C, P. Samlets of Spartanburg. A
number of inbuciitlal men or men
supposed to have Influence both
north and south, last year interest
ed themselves in Mr. Sanders behalf
and those who wore up hero In
charge of Hie campaign for the Spar
tanburg lawyer were led to believe
that if the president should appoint
a southerner and a democrat Mr.
Sanders would be the man.
"nut that was some months ago
hence Gov. Ansel's friends need not
I..' discouraged on this account, it
is lea rued that a petition for the
governor's appointment will soon ar
rive and be placed before the pi'OJ id< ?
Is rumored here today, not,
however, with any sub tanlitll fduti
nation, that tho president Ii"? ly
to appoint two members of the pn .
? nt Interstate commerce commission
on this court, for tllC pur,.ose of gel
ling ihum oil pi lue in ?: Lato Com
inerce commission : o a., to pn yon I
their forbidding the railroads t-> raise
their rates in thfl COSO now bcllif
heard before tie. eommi ion. Tbl i
vn* printed thin afternoon in oi.f
ihe Washington papers, rat it I hoi
considered especially reliable and Is
not seriously bolit ved by any con
siderable number of people. The
commissioners mentioned are Messrs.
Lane and Prouty. who are supposed
to be unfavorable lo tho rail-roads.
The supposition is that tho president
is favorable lo the railroads and
wants to allow them to raise their
?However, there ate iwb in 0)1 to
bo appointed on ti.nil of com
iiierce. The South Is i milled to ai
b ..? i one of then : the pro lib nl I) i
boon heard lo Kay Ihal ho I Inclln ?I
to name und f Otii In I'lieT ; lid J-Joul ll
('a roliun, wit 'a al ? ? ndy due 1 ? '? 1
able candidate, will now hnvo an.
The nnnouiicomcnl a to Lane and
pl'OUly was carried In the As o< a
t, d Press dispntcl i Bveral daj s ago,
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