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MASONS TO ATTACK CHURCH.
Any-clerical Movement In Italy,
leaner leaning a Moat Vlgo
Rome, Oct. 17.?All indications
point to the fact that the extremists
la Ital- *?-e determined to underake
an antl-clerlcal campaign more vigo?
rous even than that in France. This Is
being directed by the Free Masons,
whose grand maater haa issued a most
vigorous manlfeato In behalf of Fer?
rer and against the church. An Inter*
national subscription haa been open?
ed for the purpose of collecting funde
to establish In the plaaa of St. Pet*
er's. facing the Vatican, Ferrer's mod
era school, which was suppressed In
DR. JAM KS H. CARLISIJC ILL.
of ) Venerable and Beloved
Esnillna of WotordJ
Spartan burg. Oct. 1$.?Dr. Ian
M. Carlisle to ill at his home oa P'of?
fer d eampue and his condition haa
saaaa a much anxiety among hie suh?
lt? and friends.
He haa been la feeble aad declii Jt.g
haa Wh for some months and extra ex
selten tide morphng brought an a
4a*aaj*p^^ggnj^g$ tfppBs wJseeJt
eBralyTe^oveeed W condition to
hsfat, however, ahewa improvement.
ANA RCHISTB EXCITE MOBS,
Raised he London?Alf*on
London. Oct. 17.?The red dag waa
raised In London thin afternoon and a
large mob moved upon <vte Spanish
embassy to make a demonstration of
Its disapproval of the execution of
Prof. Francisco Ferrer, the convicted
revolutionist at Barcelona, a few days
Several bodies of police drove off
the crowd. While no blood was ihed,
considerable excitement and an<?Sel?
sens pervaded that neighborhood. The
groan* and hoot Inga were palnly heard
In the embassy and at Buckingham
The trouble began with a ina
meeting In Trafalgar Square, which
wan organised by several Soc allat
and labor bod lea.
A black bordered banner was raised
against the Nelson column with big
letters that could be read from aStf
"To hell with the murderer Alfonso."
Vlvtor Orayson of Manchester, the
Socialist member, capped the cVmax
of the speeches by declaring that If
the head of every king of Europe was
torn from his body it would not pay
half the price of Ferrer's life. Ha
called the Rusaian emperor "a dirty
monster," and said that King Ed?
ward, who could have prevented the
execution, waa responsible for what?
ever might happen in England as a
result of It. He demanded the expul?
sion of the Spanish ambassador.
WANT POLE IM8PTTE ENDED.
University of Copenhagen Asked to
Renounce Its Claim on Cook.
Washington, Oct. 15.?The Univer
slty of Copenhagen was today request?
ed by the National Geographic Society
to renounce Its first claim to an ex?
amination of Dr. Cook's observations
made during his search for the Pole.
The request was mudf bpaatsM of
the failure of the society In conjunc?
tion with the American Geographical
Society ami the American Museum of
Natural History to have Ira Iti-m-u-n,
president of the National Academy of
Sciences. Immediately to name a * >m
mlttee of eminent American ?lieniMt?
to pass upon the validity of the evi?
dence submitted by Dr. Cook and
Dr. Bernsen had indicated his will?
ingness to act only after he had been
requested to do so by both explcrers.
and had received authority by the
council of tsa Nation., i Academy of
Sciences at Its meeting about Novem?
ber 10. Up to the present tim Dr.
Cook has not acted upon the sugges?
shed April, 1850. 'Be Just ai
DEATH DEALING STORM.
THIRTY-SEVEN KNOWN DEAD IN
Damage of $150,000 Reported From
Atlanta and Cart or* vi tic, Ga? With
Severe Lose at Oilier Points In
Track of Disturbance.
Memphis, Tenn , Oct. 15.?With the j
known death list already reaching a
total of 37 human lives and with 13
others reported dead, with scores se
> rlously Injured and many others pain?
fully bruised, and with the property
damage running to a million or more
dollars, the toll of the havoc and de?
struction of the storm which swept
middle and west Tennessee, Alabama,
Oeorgla and portions of Arkansas and
South Carolina late yesterday after?
noon and last night grows hourly as
reports are received from remote dis?
tricts and aa wire communication Is
gradually restored to a normal condi?
The storm of last night was the
worst that has vlaited this section of
the South in years, being Intense In its
destroying fury and widespread In lte
area. Whole sections of counties
were laid in wagte, towns destroyed
and plantations greatly damaged.
Apparently the storm broke In all
Its fury over middle and west Ten?
nessee and proceeded In a southeast?
erly direction across the State into
Alabama and Georgia, assuming the
proportions of a hurricane.
It came practically without warning
and in some places the wind attained
a velocity of 90 miles an hour. While
only one death occurred at Denmark
Tenn.. the horrors of the storm were
greatly heightened by the fire which
followed the wrecking of that town.,
The fierce flames rapidly consumed
what few dwellings and atore houses
that were left standing and tonight a
scene of utter desolation Is presented.
Two hundred people were rendered j
homeless and have appealed to neigh-1
boring towns and citla for lasaaedtate
. m ****** **? heavy
' damage come from McNairy conn ty.
Home? and stores were leveled to the
ground and great trees uprooted, ,
Many handsome and Imposing Su.te;
monuments In the Shiloh National
park were torn from their pedestals
and the superintendent's ledge and
other buildings were destroyed. The
property damage in this section is es?
timated at $100,000.
Wire, communication with Stanton
ville, where 13 lives are reported lost,
has not yet been reestablished.
At Russellvllle, Ala.. 27 people were
seriously, several fatally, injured.
A property damage of at least $50,
000 is estimated at CnrteTsville, Ga.,
while at Atlanta will ran between
380.000 and $100,000. One life was
lost at the former place.
Borne, Ga, Gadsden, Ala., Hunts
vtlle. Ala., Decatur. Ah*_. and other
smaller towns In the path of the
storm report heavy property damage.
MrCAHHEN AT DEATH'S DOOR,
Condition of the Brooklyn Democratic
Ijeader Very Grave.
New York, Oct. 15.?State Senator
Patrick H. McCarren, the Democratic
leader of Brooklyn, is lying between
life and death tonight In St- Cather?
ine's Hospital, In Brooklyn, with his
physicians hoping for the best, but
prepared for the worst.
Just after noon today he took a
turn for the worse, ho alarming that
he expressed a desire to make his
will. Tonight a Catholic priest was
called In and administered the last
rites. It is believed If the senator
survivles the night with any show of
vitality, he will have a fighting chance
WANTED TO KILL TAFT.
Aged Prospector at Alhoqtierquc Ar?
rested by Police.
.Vbuquerquc. Oct. 15.?Shouting
"where Is Taft? I want to kill him,"
TtlOfMM Thorp, un aged prospector
approached Policeman (iuevra today
11 f w minutes after President Taft
ind paTty had reached Albuquerque.
Thorp was arrested. He bad acted
qaeerly during the day, and at noon
asked Chief of Police McMillan a
number of questions which led the
Chief to have him watched.
In th\? common pleas court a ver?
dict has b**en returned for the plain?
tiff In the sum* of $800 for alleged
damages in the case of Mrs. AnnaMc
LtOa and George McLees vs. the City
of Anderson. Suit was instituted for
damages of $5,000 alleged to have
been sustained when a buggy of Mrs.
McLees ran Into a hole on west Mar?
ket street, throwing her out against
id Fear not?Let all the ends Thou A In
'ER. S. C, WEDMES
ML COOK WD THE PUBLIC.
A Suggestion That the Explorer Might
Convince Before Further Exploit?
There are two circumstances that
make the present a timely moment
for taking a look at the situation
presented by Dr. Cook's relation to
the public, as it has developed In the
past six weeks. We refer, on the one
hand, to the fact that the board of
aldermen of the city of New York
are this week to confer on the explor?
er the freedom of the city, and, on
the other, to the statement Just made,
on the part of Dr. Cook, that it will be
three months before he has his data
ready for submission to the Univer?
sity of Copenhagen. The conjuncture
Is slgnaflcant. For, though the board
of aldermen Is not a body th* in?
spires reverence or awe in the blinds
of the people here at home, the con?
ferring of the freedom of the great
city of America upon Dr. Cook will
be telegraphed to every country in
the civilized world, and will, doubt?
less, be generally looked upon as evi?
dence that, after weeks of discussion
and inquiry, American opinion has
settled into acceptance of the doctor's
claim: while, on the other hand, so
far as proof of the claim is concerned,
we are not only*no farther advanced
than we were at the beginning, but
are calmly informed that three more
months are to pass before even a be?
ginning oan be made of a real in?
Now, this might be allowed, per?
haps, to pass without comment, were
it not for the fact that Dr. Cook has
been utilising this period of suspend?
ed judgment on the part of compe?
tent critics to transmute into very
handsome profits the uncritical en?
thusiasm of the multitude, aad that
there s no indication that he means
to do otherwise with any additional
time that may be gained by further
postponement of a decisive test. That
this is not a situation in which a man
of a delicate sense of personal honor
would be willing to place himself goes
without saying; but the public, and
the organs of public opinion, have,
perhaps, no concern with the question
of Dr. Cook's standards of propriety
In such a matter. What they do have
a concern with 1?? the possibility that
the public is being exploited?that is
being led into delivering both honors
and dollars without due warrant. And
the time seems plainly to have come
In the case, a protest should be made
against a further continuance of it on
its present footing. Dr. Cook has fin?
ished the publication of his serial
newspaper story; he has given a
number of lectures in various parts
of the country, at high admission
prices, to great audiences; now let
him address himself to the task of
establishing hie case to the satisfac?
tion of competent and impartial in?
And by this we mean not only that
he devote himself to the work of pre?
paring his data for the University of
Copenhagen, hut also that, by the ap?
propriation of a fraction of the time
he has been giving ?o lavishly to his
profitable newepaper story and lec?
ture tours, be prepare a brief state?
ment, in plain, busineselike language,
covering the main points connected
with his journey. What these main
points are might be left to some com-1
mittee of geographers or scientists to
determine. One point, for instance,
that obviously requires explanation is j
the question of how he determined
his longitude. It is somewhat curious
that he should have given determin- j
ations of longitude at all when he was
within a few degree* of the Pole.
Anything even approaching an accu?
rate determination of it is there very
difficult and would involve more time
than a man with Cook's task before
him could possibly be supposed to
give; and yet he keeps on giving it to
the minute. Even on the day before
reaching the Pole, with his latitude
89 degrees 4f?.r? minutes, he tells us
'?the observation ' gave his longitude
as 94 degrees 5- minutes. The ab?
surdity of attempting to get his longi?
tude hy an observation when only fif?
teen miles away from the Pole is
such that, if we were to judge the
winde story by this single fact, he
would have to be put down as either
an absolute Ignoramus or an impos?
tor. This point, and every other rea?
sonable one. Dr. Cook ought to wel?
come an immediate opportunity of
elearlng up by a simple, straightfor?
It is not with any view to pro?
nouncing on the whole question that
we bring forward this aspect of the
Case. It is simply in the interest of
common sense. The truth will doubt?
less be established m the coure of
time; but in the meanwhile a wave of
excitement is bearing the people
along, and it is necesusry to bring at
ist at be thy Country's, Thy God's ant
I AY. OCTOBER ?o,
COTTON PRICES SOARING.
BULL SIDE STILL POPULAR WITH
Reports of Damaging Weather and In?
crease in Activity of Cotton Goods
Market Were Factors.
New York, Oct. 15.?Prices of cot?
ton have advanced under the stimula?
tion of a big and broadening specula?
tion. Killing frosts in half a dozen
States have whipped it into greater
activity than has been seen for some
time. Also exports have been very
large this season, being more than
half of the quantity brought into
sight, counting the quantity on ship?
board, and Northern spinners who
have hitherto been for the most part
doubting Thomases on the subject of
a crop and impending big prices have,
according to many reports, been more
anxious of late to buy. Temperatures
as low as 28 to 30 degrees have been
officially reported in the big Memphis
district and in Alabama there have
been copious rains on top of frost.
Bulls think such conditions have put
the quietus on growth. James A.
Patten, Frank B. Hayne, Eugene
Scales and Wm. P. Brown, with var?
ious outside intersts, including people
in the tobacco and metal trades and a
Waldorf-Astoria group, have been
buying. Many Chicago operators have
recently neglected wheat for cotton.
Some reports are to the effect that
ginneries are already closing for lack
of cotton. Spot markets have been
advancing under the stimulus of a
better demand. At Fall River print
cloths have advanced 1-8 of a cent
and some other cotton fabrics have
also risen. Yarn quotations at Bos?
ton and Philadelphia have been high?
er. It is true, on the other hand, that
the receipts at the ports continue
heavy. There is a powerful incentive
to market cotton rapidly with prices
over 320 a bale higher than they were
a year ago. Some advices from the
South say that damage by frost has
been exaggerated. Spot sales in Liv?
erpool have on the whole decreased.
Bears insist that consumption will be
greatly reduced by existing prices and
that the crop is being underestimated
and speculation unwisely stimulated.
The New York stock is steadily gain?
ing. The short Interest here has been
largely reduced of late and it is be?
lieved that ceTtain operators who
have vigorously attacked the market
from time to time during the last few
months are only waiting an opportu?
nity to repeat their tactics of the past,
which for a rime at least were suc?
cessful in bringing about sharp down?
ward reactions. Heavy realizing of
profits has taken place, the South is
selling heavily as a hedge against ac?
tual cotton, Liverpool is selling freely
to -undo straddles, and as already inti?
mated, some important interests are
?prosed to an advance, to say noth?
ing of the generality of spinners. But
the Sonath is evidently in funds and in?
dependent. It has already marketed
about 3,500,00? bales of cotton, it is
ownputed, and probably got some?
thing like $200,000,000 for it. Three
years ago the cotton crop of the South
seid for $716,000,000, and although
the present yield is believed by many
to "be small, prices have risen to such
a point that it need occasion little sur?
prise if the yield should sell for well
over $700,000,000 this year. The bull
side in cotton is still the popular one.
From statements made by the man?
agement of the various mills in Gaff
ney, there will be no curtailment of
the output |H any of them. While they
are not getting rich with cotton at 13
1-4 cens per pound, they are certainly
making enough to justify them in
putting in full time, and this will be
their policy umess matters get very
much worse than they are at thin
tention back to the main fact. That
fact is that D". Cook has done noth?
ing to remove the substantial deffbts
that have all along existed as to his
achievement. Of many specific cir?
cumstances that were pointed to as
suspicious, he has, ga we have before
mentioned, successfully disposed; but
he has thus far steadily placed him?
self in the attitude of one who is un?
willing to meet legitimate and com?
petent cirtitism by prompt and ade?
quate statement. If he or his cham?
pions reply that Peary likewise has
not yet made his report, the answer
Is obvious that Peary's claim to hav?
ing reached the Pole has not been
questioned in any quarter worth con?
sidering while Cook's is most seri?
ously questioned in every country in
the world except Denmark. It Is his
urgent duty to remove as much as he
can of this doubt at the earliest pos?
sible moment.?New York Evening
d Truth's." THE TRU
>- 09 New Sei
THE LATEST COTTON PICKER.
Price Machine's Demonstration in
Marlboro Apparently Successful?
Many Witness Experiments.
Bennettsville. Oct. 16.?The dem?
onstration of the Price-Campbell cot?
ton picker near here today was pro?
nounced a success. The party of
Northern men interested was increas?
ed in number this morning and the
machine was operated in their pres?
ence and it picked a bale of cotton in
about 60 minutes.
The cotton was ginned at once
and showed up about as well as that
ordinarily picked by hand. The ex?
hibition was not strictly a public one
as the purpose was to demonstrate to
those who would likely become in?
terested financially. Mr. Theodore
Price and Mr. Angus Campbell have
been here several days, and it Is un
! derstood that the other members of
the party of 30 are here upon the In?
vitation of Price.
Mr. Price and aobut 15 of his
friends are at Hotel McColl and will
?remain here until Monday.
PITTSBURG WINS PENNANT.
Captures World's Championship from
Detroit, Mich., Oct. 16.?Pittsburg
won the world's baseball champion?
ship at Bennett park by defeating De?
troit by the overwhelming score of 8
to 0 In the seventh and decisive game
of one of the greatest battles ever
fought for the world's title. This gives
the National League champions the
victory by the count of four games
To Charles Adams, the phenomen?
al young pitcher from the Louisville
Americian association team, belongs
the lion's share of the credit for the
victory. Today s victory was his third
victory of the series and he held De?
troit safely throughout the entire
game. He allowed but six hits and
in only one inning?the fourth?did
Detroit get more than one safety,
Adams allowed only one base on balle
and in four mnings he retired th?
hard-hitting American leaguers ir
Th?j crowd was a distinct disap?
pointment, as there were only 17,562
paid admissions. The receipts wert
The total paid admissions for tht
series were 145,444, total receipts
COOK ALMOST CORNERED.
Four Aftklavits Corroborating Bar
rill's Accusations Made Public.
New York. Oct. 16.?Four more af?
fidavits were made public here toda>
in connection with the investigation
of Dr. Frederick A. Cook's expedition
to Mount McKinley. Three of them
are by members of the Cook party?
Fred Prints, a guide; Walter F. Mill?
er, photographer, and Samuel Beech
er. Their testimony relates in detail
the movements of the party, explain?
ing that Cook and Barrill were aloiv1
together during the.perloi in whicti
Dr. Cook claims to have reached the
summit of Mount McKinley. All
three say that Barrill assured them
later that Dr. Cook's story was lilse.
The fourth affidavit is that of Dr.
John E. Shore, a physician of Leaven
worth. Wash., who tells of a conver?
sation with Oscar F. Blankenship of
the United States forestry service in
which Blankenship said that Dr.
Cook's claims to have climbed Mount
McKinley were false inasmuch as the
feat was impossible in the short time
which Cook and Barrill were absent.
Blankenship was located near Mount
McKinley at the time Cook's expedi?
tion was there.
New York, Oct. 16.?Having failed
in his effort to get Prof. Herschal C.
Parker and Anthony Fiala to conduct
an expedition to ascend Mount Mc?
Kinley, Dr. Frederick A. Cook an?
nounced here tonight that he would
abandon his tour as soon as possible
and himself lead an expedition t<? as?
cend the mountain to obtain it possi?
ble the records which he says he left
there in 1906.
Committee on Horse Show.
A meeting of all the committees on
arrangements f?>r the Horse show has
been called for Tuesday afternoon,
the 19th, at 5 o'clock in Mr. L, L
Parrott's office In the Court House. It
is hoped that not only those who
have had work assigned them ?rill at?
tend but also all those who care to
work in this connection or who have
suggestions they wish to offer.
A charter has been issued to the
Marion Trust Company of Marion.
The capital stock is 150,000.
E SOUTHRON, Established June, ISM
?ies?Vol. XXX. Mo. 16.
DEMIES BARRIU'S 5?,
DR. cook uiii send for nwc
ohds left on mount mc?
Says Accuser Wa* Bought?Explorer
Declarers Affiant Was Offered Strong
Inducement* to Make Statement?
New York. Oct. 15.?Dr. Frederick
A. Cook announced tonight that he
had organized an expedition to ascend
Mount McKinley and procure the rec?
ords which he says were left there on
his former ascent. This step will be
taken to refute the charges that he
did not attain the summit of the
mountain as set forth in the affidavit
of Edward N. Barrill, the guide who
a statement to the Associated
s tonight Dr. Cook said:
Tpon my return from Atlantic City
y I conferred with a confidential
it whom I had sent to Montana to
stigate stories which had reached
in Kansas City to the effect that
ng inducements had been offered
irard N. Barrill, the guide who ac
ipanied me to the summit of
mt McKinley In the summer of
6. This confidential agent return
rom Montana this morning and for
d reasons I do not care at the
sent time to make his name public
er thorough investigation there he
orts to me that an offer of a con
erable sum of money was made to
. Earrlll on the condition that he
?pare and sign an affidavit which
uld be calcueaeesV to discredit my
im that I succeeded in sealing the
iskan peak. This offer, so any rep
?entatlve Informs me, was made to
r. Barrill irr the presence ?f C.
ldgeford, s. reputable citizen of
umilton, Mont., who Is associated'
>th Mr. Barrill In the real estate bos
ess, Barrill at that time, according
the statement of Mr. Brldgeford to
y representative, declined to make
ich an affidavit and informed the
ten who had requested him to swear
mt I did not reach the i*p of Keant
IcKlnl*y that to make such an fcsV
avit he would have to 'commit per?
il ry and sell his own soul.'
"Within the next 48 hours, how?
ever, affidavits made by prominent
itizens of Hamilton, Mont., will be<
landed over to the Associated Press
ind will be to the effect that during
:he last three years Barrill has con?
tinuously repeated the Mount McKin?
ley story and has at all times insisted
that we succeeded in reaching the
summit of the mountain. No one has
been found in Hamilton who can testi?
fy that at any time he has ever heard'
Barrill tell the story as it is related 1
by him in his sworn affidavit.
"I have today .received numerous
telegrams from reputable citizens ol
Montana who have talked with Bar?
rill and are willing to make affidavit
as to his former version of the Mount
"I have tonight forwarded a tele?
gram to Anthany Fiala, asking him
to head an expedition to Mount Mc?
Kinley to bring back my records. An?
other telegram has been sent to Prof
Herchell C. Parker, of Columbia uni?
versity, who accompanied me in the
early stages of my last Monut McKin?
ley expedition, asking him to join Fia?
la on this expedition. The prelimin?
ary arrangements for the trip will be
made at once and the expedition will
start as soon as the weather permits
"Mr. Fiala and"Prof. Parker no
doubt will invite a number of expert
mountain climbers to accompany
then on the expedition. The result of
their efforts will set at rest forever
any doubt that may exist a* to wheth?
er Barrill and myself reached the top?
most summit and deposited there rec?
ords as described in my book, *To the
Top of the Continent.' "
MAGOON TO SUCCEED CRANE?
Ex-Governor's Arrival in Washington?
Ohnea RSSS to Humors Regarding
Post in Peking.
Washington, Oct 17.- The unex
; . ? ted arrival here todaj el Win. ?
Itagoon, former provisional governor
>f Cuba and at that time President
Tuft's first lieutenant in the island,
promptly give ris to the rumor that
he had been summoned in connec?
tion with the new vacancy in the dlp-'
lomatlc post in Peking from which'
Charles E. Crane was virtually re?
moved before he had time to proceed*
to the Chinese capital. Mr. Magoon
Insisted that he had not been summon?
ed by the state department to report
here, but he would not discuss the
Oscar Alexander, a young white
man. has been committed to jail in*
Anderson on the charge of bigamy.