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Sc? oral States Already Gathered More
Cotton than Dating tbe Whole of
Washington, Dec. 8.?North Caro
lina, South Carolina and Georgia have
ginned thus far this year more cot
ton than ever before was grown with
in their borders.
All cotton growing states except
Arkansas, Mississippi. Oklahoma and
Tennessee already have ginned more
cotton than was grown in the States
last year or the year before, accord
ing to the census bureau's cotton re
j port issued today showing the glu
i ntng prior to December 1.
To that date there had been ginned
I in the United States a total of 12.814 -
: 832 bales, exceeding the total soa
1 son's ginning of every year except
! 1904, 1906 and 1908 and coming with
in 637,000 bales of the total ginned In
1904, the record year.
During the period between Novem
ber 14 and December I, an average
of 107,256 bales of cotton was ginned.
The census bureau's sixth cotton
ginning report of the season, Issued
at 10 a. m. today and showing the
number of running bales, routing
round as half bales, of- cotton of the
growth of 1911 ginned prior to De*
comber 7, with comparative statis
tics to the corresponding date for
the past three years, is ns follows:
United States: 12.814.832 bale?,
compared with 10.139.712 bales last
year, when S7.7 per cent, of the en
tire crop was ginned prior to I ecer.i
ber 1;. S.876.SS6 bales In 1909, when
38.1 per cent, was ginned, and II,
00S.661 bales in 1908 when SJ. i per
cent, was ginned.
The number of round bates Included
were 87,567, compared with 10i.7lS
bales last year. 134,393 bales in IHiO,
and 201.480'bales in 190S.
The number of bales of sea island
cotton Included were 87,457, coin
pared with 66,696 bales last year, 71.
:>9l bales In 1909, and 68,396 bales
tin 1908. t
Ginning by States, with compara
tive s'ati^tics and the percentage of
the total crop ginned prior to Decem
ber l in previous years, follow:
ginn 1!. of crop
1911 .1,063,493 89.2
1909 . .. .'. 917,406 88.2
1910 . 625,226 78.3
1909 . 613.939 8s.0
I 1908 .?. 776,461 78.0
1911. 71.018 _
J 1910.?. 54,396 81.0
1909 . 56,132 90.7
1908 . ".8,603 83^.0
' 1911 .2,337.770 _
? 1910 .1,625,573 89.7
1909 .1.673,301 90.4
1908 .1,739,657 88.0
1909 .?3S,(V7R 92.3
1911 . 893.288 _
1910 . 970.626 80.1
1909 . 869,368 81.0
North ( nrollnn.
1911. 829,150 ....
1910 . 615,637 81.7
1909 . 535,653 , 84.5
1908 . 554,346 fcl.l
1911 . 783.711 _
1910 . 829,387 90.2
1909 . 505,584 91.5
1908 . 431,504 62.5
1910 .1.036,889 85.6
1909 . . '. 998,158 87.8
1908 .1,051,550 86.5
1911 . 319,763 ....
1,910 . 249,927 77.8
1909 . 206,297 85.7
1908 . 279,654 83.7
1010 .2,794,125 94.7
1909 .2,213,144 89.6
1908 .3,193,096 88.0
All Other States.
1911.\. . . 88,741 _
1910 . 56,472 66.6
1909 . 49,229 85.6
1908 . 56,016 76.6
Sea Island Distribution.
The distribution of sea Island cotton
by States was as follows:
1911 . 32,359
1911.,i .. 51,288
1910 . 35.405
I 1909 .?? 43,m
1908 mm mrw urn mw wm 82,140
1909 . 8,622
1908 . 8,349
TO MAKE REPORT
It is Said that this will be the Final
Report of the Commission and that
Its Affairs will soon be Wound l*p.
Columbia, Dec. 2.?The State dis
pensary winding-up commission will
make, after its meeting next week, its
final report to the governpr, accord
ing to the plans of the commission,
as announced In a statement issued
Saturday afternoon about 2 o'clock,
following a conference between the
members of the commission. The
commission held a meeting Friday,
and was to have met again Satur
day at soon. On account of the ab
sence of some of the members, how
ever, matters were not brought-to a
close as was hoped. The governor
conferred with the commission pre
vious to the issuance of the following
"The dispensary commission was
to meet today at 12 o'clock, and hop
ed to have matters In shape to give
something out to the public; but on
account of a death in the family of
one of the -o nmissioners, Mr. Thomas
Hrantley, which called him away, and
the absence of another member of
the commission. Mr. Wallace, on bus
iness in the west, ami Mr. Thompson,
the secretary of tue commission, be
ing engaged on the trial of a ease in
the common pleas court, no report dan
j be given out at this time. The com
mission will meet some time during
! the coming week, to make its final re
Lport to the governor.
"As to the Folder Indictment. The
commission, at this time, has nothing
to s;;y as to the proceedings of the
court In Newberry this week, or what
the commission's future action will
be In regard thereto, except to say
that tT.e newspaper statement that
Governor Blease appeared before the
grand jury in Newberry. or was 0 wit
ness in the case, was an absolute and
unqualified falsehood. The only" wit
nesses summoned to appear before the
grand jury, were Messrs. Kvans, Boy
kins and Towill.'?Greenville News.
SI NK PROM OUTSIDE.
So Says Report of Examining Board
Into Explosion of the Battleship
Washington, Dec. 8.?The United
States battleship Maine, which sank
beneath the waters of Havana har
bor in February, !N!i8, as the result or
an explosion, was blown up from the
outside. Thlswas announced today
by the naval board, which has been
examining the wreck. The finding
confirms the report of the original
investigators who made a superficial
examination of the wreck shortly after
The statement given out by the navy,
department is brief. Secretary Meyer
does not believe it necessary to make
any extended explanation of the
board's conclusion beyond the flat
statement that an external explosion
was responsible for the loss of the
warship and the lives of many men.
The statement was as follows:
"The board finds that the Injuries
to the bottom of the Maine were caused
by the explosion of a charge of low
form of explosives exterior to the
ship between frames 28 and 31, strake
B., port side. This resulted In Irgnit
ing and exploding the contents of the
six-Inch reserve magazine, A-ll-M
and contents. Including a large quan
tity of black powder. The more or
less complete explosion of the con
tents of the remaining forward maga
zine followed. The magazine explo
sion resulted in the destruction of the
Mai) Amplify Statement.
Secretary Meyer announced that
there might be a further statement
on the report of the board after It
had been considered by the president.
One member of the board was of
the opinion that the report never
would be published in full, but would
be kept In the co ifidential archives
of the naay department. The declara
tion that "a low form of explosive"
was used In the outside explosion In
dicates a belief that a mine and not
a dirigiblo torpedo was the Instru
ment of destruction.
This only deepens the mysterious
destruction of the- Maine. ' A mine
charged with sufficient gunpowder
to blow In the bottom of the ship
must have weighed sever 1 hundred
pounds. To plant such a mine and
make electric connections necessary
for Its discharge would have required
the services of a number of men.
In the absence of moro complete In
formation from the navy board offi
cial Washington tonight declined to
comment on the findings. Officials and
officers of the navy department alike
were silent, while members of con
gress refused to venture auy guess as i
to the true inwardness of the report.
Until President Taft has had oppor
tunity to examine the findings it will
not be known whether any more of
the report will be made public, and
the question of whether the Maine
was lost as the result of a discharge
of a Spanish mine or was the victim
of a torpedo launched by other hands
will remain unsettled.
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