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COL. ASTOR HAFK.
Arrive* at New York From
Rico Bringt n? Newa That
MlllkMM?re and Party W
Pfbcn the Steamer Sailed d
Mew York. Nov. 11.?The Aator
yacht pussle le solved. Mall from Col
John Jacob Astor. and his party
reached New York too>y on the in?
sular line steamship Harry Lucken~
back, which sailed from San Juan.
Forte Rico, on Nov. 17. On that date
mm officer from the yacht Nourmaha!
da mi aboard the Luckenbach wltl
Use mall rust before the latter sailed
tor New Tork. This officer told Capt.
James Dal ton, of the Luckenbach. that
taw Nourmahal waa to sail next day
tor seme Cuban port. At the time,
accord lag to Capt. Dal ton. the Nour
mahl waa safely at anchor and show?
ed no signs of damage.
MANNING WAREHOUSE BURNS.
In ClaretMlon County Seat Cannes
off Over $10,000 With Only
Manning, Nov. 11.?This morning
about ? o'clock f)re was discovered
fa the tobacco warehouse belonging
to It D. Clark. Before the Are cora
^nmny.pouid get tfce blase under con
trd the warehouse, a tobacco prlsery.
also belonging to Mr. Clark, and a
private barn and stable, belonging to
Or. W. M. Brocklngton. were de
stroyed. The loss on the tobacco
buildingywas about $8.000, with In
surance of 11.200. There was no In?
surance on the other building. In
the shed adjoining the warehouse
were two cows of Mr. Clark's, one
a line Jersey cow. These also were
At o time It seemed that the Are
would be a very serious one, as two
of the nearby residences caught sev?
COTTON (?INNERS REPORT.
Report Estimate* Amount at
ft, 100.717 Bales.
Washington. Nov. 11.?The census
report shows 8,101,717 bales, count?
ing round balee as half bales, ginned
from the growth of 1009 to Novem?
ber 14. compered with 8.515.809 for
Round bales Included this year are
188.888. compared with 171,908 for
1808. sea Islands. 88.808 for 1909
compared with 59,701 for 1808.
The cotton ginned by States to No?
vember 14. 1808. compared with that
ginned to the same date in 1908 fol?
Alabama. 808,877 1,020,724
Fforlda.. 61.835 61.497
Georgia 1,659,871 1,564,037
Louisiana 217.436 341,953
Mississippi 781.092 1.086.183
North Carolina 466.621 414 434
Oklahoma 476.623 322 051
South Carolina 919,407 938.926
Tennessee 194.451 243,493
Texas 2.100.970 2.862.528
All other States. 42.185 46.751
On November f14. 1908, 73.1 per
cent, of the entire crop of the count?
ry had ben finned.
The distribution of the sea island
cotton for 1909 by States Is: Florida
11,477; Georgia 38,913; South Caroli?
na 6.317. The statistics In this report
for 1909 aro subject to slight cor?
rections when checked against the
Individual returns to glnners being
transm'tt d by mad I.
The connected statistics of the quan?
tity of cotton ginned this season to
November 1 are 7.017.849 bales.
Chief Constable Iluteman cosnplet?
ed the work of the past week In
Charleston with a good haul of con?
traband, capturing 81 gallons of good
whiskey and 800 bottles of beer. The
seizures of the week aggregated 75
gallons of whiskey and 1,800 bottles
of beer. This confiscation of contra?
band liquor Is in addition to the seiz?
ures which were made by the raiding
squad of the police department.
lahed April, 1850.
'Be Jost an
HB1NES TO THE ISTHMUS.
400 MEN TO SAIL SATURDAY FOR
PANAMA OR NICARAGUA.
State Department Marking: Time Un?
til Farther Information Is Received
Regarding Execution by President
Zeia ya's Orders of Two Americans
Three Hundred and Eighty Ma?
rines Now in Panama Could Also
Be Sent to War Zone.
Washington, D. C, Nov. 22.?Prep?
arations are being made for four
hundred marines to sail from Phila?
delphia either for the Canal Zone or
for Nicaragua, next Saturday. This
Will constitute the first armed force
to land In Nicaragua. If developments
In the situation within the next few
days require such a course to be pur"
sued. All will depend uopn the ac?
tion to be taken by the State depart?
ment, which Is marking time pend?
ing the receipt of additional details
of the killing of the two Amercans,
Grace end Cannon.
The departure of the marines Is
the result of rush orders to the Lea?
gue Island navy yard, after the State
department received the preliminary
report of the slaying by President Ze?
ia ya^s orders of the two men. It has
been intended to send the marines to
Panama to relieve about 880 marines
now on duty there. The date of de?
parture from Philadelphia had been
set for December 8, by which time
the troop ship Prairie would have
been ready to sail. By working night
and day, the League Island force will
be able to finish repairs on the ship
by November 27, and that date has
now been set for the sailing of the
marines. In event of necessity, the
880'marines now In the Canal Zone
could be utilised In Nicaragua In ad?
dition to the four hundred to he tak?
en south by the Prairie. With the
troop ship Buffale on the Pacific
coast and the Prairie on the Atlan?
tic, the marines could be transferred
from one coast to the other In a com?
paratively short time by way of the
STANDARD OIL MEN CONFER.
Officers and Attorneys Plan Action
as Result of St. Paul Decision.
New York, November 22.?To be?
gin the work of outlining the course
of action that would be taken by the
Standard OH Company us a result of
the adverse decision In the Govern?
ment's suit against the company, ren?
dered Saturday, conference of offi?
cials and leading; council for the com?
pany were held In this city today.
Thirty days are allowed before the
decree of the Court takes effect, and
within that time the form of the ap?
peal which the corporation has an?
nounced that It will take to the Uni?
ted States Supreme Court, will have
to be perfected.
In speaking of the decision today
John D. Archbold, vice president of
the Standard Oil Company, took an
optimistic velw of the Situation? He
"I believe that the decision will re?
sult in legislation looking toward the
repeal of the Sherman Anti-Trust
Act. For under that law It Is not only
Impossible for practically any corpor?
ation to transact business, but even
copartnerships may be attacked. I
believe that the officials at Washing?
ton are coming to the view that the
law Is too drastic and that even Mr.
Roosevelt himself shares in that op?
Standard Oil stock was again af?
fected on the curb market to-day by
the Federal Court's decision. The
stock closed at 690 on Saturday, and
the first sale today was 650.
The probability of other cor?
porations being affected In the event
of the Standard Oil decision being up?
held by the United States Supreme
Court was discussed today by John
W. CrlgKs, who was Attorney Gen?
eral of tho United States from 1898
"I regard the decision as only an
0th< r distribution of the Inherent
deficiencies of the Sherman Act, In
regulation of business. I think that
the business men of the United States
are entitled to g more clear and ex?
plicit statement of the rule of the
President and his Attorney General
to envojve a better bill will be sus?
tained by public sentiment and ap?
proved by Congress."
The total sales of the county dis?
pensaries for the month of October
amounted to $370,003.63, breakage
$l.v.?4?;i ntid operutlng expenses
818,8*8.28, according to a statement
issued yesterday oy Dispensary Audi?
tor West. The next report to be Is?
sued um give the sales of tho 15
counties which were open for only
half of November, and the six wet
counties for the entire month.
id Fear not-~Let all the ends Thon AI
ER. S. C, SATTJRDj
FLORENCE FAIR A CERTAINTY.
Seven Thousand Dollars lias Been
Subscribed for Purchase of Land
For Fair Grounds.
Florence, Nov. 23.?The Eastern
Carolina Fair Association, which was
most favorably and successfully
launched during; the great Pee Dee
Trades Congress that met here on No?
vember 8-9, is going to be a great big
affair unless present indications do
not mature. When the organization
was perfected two weeks ago, $5,000
was assured as a beginner. Since that
time there have been added to the
subscriptions as then made more than
$2,000, all of which is from Flor?
entines. Others will be called upon
later in the year or early in 1910.
WHITES AND NEGROES CLASH.
Negro Man Wound* Several White
Men With Shotgun at Union.
Union, Nov. 22.?A serious affray
between white men and negroes oc?
curred Just outside the city limits,
near Monarch Mills, Saturday night,
In which aeveral white men were
more or less wounded with bird shot
from a gun In the hands of a negro
named Woot. It seems that the ne?
groes were having a frolio near the
houses of some white people. The
latter became annoyed by the loud
and obscene language used by some
negro men, and appealed to the con?
stable resident at the mill village.
The constable went to the house in
which the negroes were and received
assurance that the disturbance would
Those promises were not kept,
however, so the constable returned to
the house, and the negroes indulged
In some rather severe language di?
rected towards white people in gen?
eral. The constable still desisted
froAi making any arrests, however,
but on going back to a party of white
men and boys who had gathered in
the meantime, it was then decided
that the disorderly negroes should be
taken into custody. Followed by a
considerable number of men and
boys, the constable went towards the
negro house the third time. As the
party approached, two negro men,
Merldy Head and Sam Woot, ran a
short distance from the house, and
the former picked up a pistol and
the latter a shotgun and opened fire
on the white men. None of the lat?
ter were armed except the constable
and he rturned the Are, but his fire
going without effect. Some six or
eight of the whites were slightly
wounded by shot from the gun ol
Sam Woot, but the Head negro prov?
ed to be a poor a marksman as did
the constable, neither doing any dam?
age with his pistol. Both negroes es?
caped and have not been captured.
The wounded whites are not serious"
VICTORY SCORED FOR MORSE.
His Lawyer Permitted to Apply for
New York, Nov. 23.?Charles W.
More, Federal prisoner in the Tombs,
awaiting the outcome of a legal fight
to avoid the fifteen-year sentence im?
posed uopn him as the result of his
conviction on charges of violating the
national banking laws, will have cause
for thanksgiving on Thursday in that
he won today a preliminary move for
a new trial.
The petition of Martin W. Littleton,
counsel for Morse, seeking an amend?
ment to the mandate of the United
States Court of Appeals, which af?
firmed his conviction by the United
States Circuit Court, was granted in a
decision handed down late this after?
noon, giving him the right to apply
to the lower court for a new trial.
In conceding the amendment to its
mandate, however, the Court of Ap?
peals notes that the decision is not to
be taken as indicative that the Circuit
Court must entertain a motion for a
new rial. The simple right to apply
therefor is granted.
MAY PLANT COTTON IN HAWAII.
Negotiations for Purchase of an Is?
land Are in Progress.
Honolulu, Nov. 23.?The establish?
ment of a cotton plantation in Ha?
waii is among the possibilities of the
near future. Negotiations for the
purchase of Lanai Island for that
purpoae, involving the expenditure of
$350,000, are now in progress between
J, T, McCrosson and Prank Thomp?
son and the owner of the property, W.
Dr. B. V. WllOOX, director of the
United states agricultural departmenl
station here, who has studied the soil
and climate of the Island, has stated
that he believes it to be well siuted
for the cultivation of cotton.
ms't at be thy Country's, Thy God's ar
&.Y. NOVEMBER 27.
CITY COUNCIL MEETING.
SENDING POLICE OFFICERS OUT
OF CITY DISCUSSED.
Authority of Council to Use City
Funds to Pay Expenses of Officer
Sent to Identify Prisoner Question?
ed?Other Matters of Interest Be?
Council held a regular meeting at
8 o'clock Tuesday night.
Present?Mayor W. B. Boyle, Ald?
ermen H. D. Barnett, Wm. Butlman,
P. P. Finn, R. F. Haynsworth, H. C.
Haynsworth, W. G. Stubbs and R. L.
Wright. Absent Alderman J. R. Lig
Minutes of 9th lnst., were read and
confirmed. Mr. Finn having first had
them amended by adding thereto a
motion which he had offered that
sidewalks on Main street, both sides,
be immediately constructed from
Bartlette to Canal, which resolution
had been passed In an amended form
by motion of Mr. Wright, authorising
the City Engineer to advertise for
bids on concrete walks. On motion of
Mr. Butlman the order for sidewalks
was made to extend to Calhoun street.
Mr. Barnett for the Finance Com?
mittee reported that all claims refer?
red to them had been approved and
recommended that the time for pay?
ment of taxes without penalty be ex?
tended to Dec. 31st. That S per cent,
be tdded to January payment, 5 per
cent, to February payments, 10 per
cent, to March payments, that the
full penalty of 20 per cent be ad red
to April payments, and executions for
unpaid taxes be issued in April. The
report was P??pied.
Mr H. C. Ifaynswtrth for the Com?
mittee of Public Works submitted re?
port for two weeks as follows:
E. Liberty St. repairs. 5.85
E. Calhoun St., repairs. 1.50
N. Main St. repairs. 2.50
S. Harvin St., cleaning and re?
Cleaning leaves off streets. ... 15.70
Road Machine. 2.00
Sewer Trenches filled. 9.90
Street sprinkling. 9.60
Sick laborers. 9.30
Dingle St., grading.15.50
Bradford St., grading and clay
Garbage, 457 loads.59.00
Total pay rolls.8250.60
No. men, 24; carts, 10.
Mr. Haynsworth further reported
that Mr. T. B. Jenkins had agreed to
allow the City to dig clay on his lands
adjacent to streets to be improved,
would save hauling: That the City
Engineer is about ready with speci?
fications and estimates for concrete
sidewalks and brick roadway for Main
Street. He recommended that the
Engineer be supplied with brick
molds to experiment with concrete
bricks for City use. Mr. Lee stated
that the 24 Inch daln pipe being made
for the City, of sand and cement, is
of good quality and costs 72 cents per
joint, against 1.62 1-2 cents for the
vitrified clay pipe; that while making
pipe the City Is incidentally grading
down a sand hill which has long been
a cause of complaint. He asserted that
a good quality o' brick can be made
for $4.50 or $5.00 per 1000. Mr. Lee
requested that a mixing machine to
cost about $35.00 be ordered with the
brick molds, as It would pay for
Itself in a short time. Purchase of the
mold and and mixer was ordered.
Mr. Finn for lhe Fire Department
Committee, presented a letter from the
American Lafrance Co., asking for
Instructions in reference to painting
and lettering the Steam Fire Engine
recently purchased from them. And
stating that they would use stand?
ard colors unless otherwise ordered.
No action was taken. Mr. Finn pre?
sented plans and specifications for
the Fire Department building prepar?
ed by Architect J. H. Johnson which
were examined and accepted. Mr
Stubbs moved that bids be called for,
to furnish all material and erect the
building at once, giving the City a
turn key job. Mr. Wright moved to
amend Mr. Stubbs motion by having
brick for the building made under di?
rection of the City Engineer, whereby
the City will save about $800, the
building to be erected under the sup?
ervision of Mr. Johnson. Mr. K. F.
Haynswortth thought that Mr. Lee
would be too busy to superintend
the manufacture of brick, but Mr. 11.
C. Haynsworth explained that Mr. J.
M. Mlnnis who is now making the
drain pipe can also make the brick.
Mr. Lee stated that the brick could
1??> made at the rate of 6,000 per week
which Mr. Johnson said would be
sufficient to prevent delay. Mr.
Wrights* substitute was adopted.
Messrs Finn and Stubbs were oppose
id Truth's." . w THE TRU1
1909. s^ New Seri
to the use of cement sand brick, at
A petition was presented from
Messrs R. J. Bland and W. E. Brun
son for a fire hydrant on N. Main
Street. Mr. Wright reminded Coun?
cil that this hydrant had been order?
ed long ago.
Petition of residents of Golden Hill
for one or two Street lights was re?
ferred to the Committee on Lights.
Claim of Officers W. G. Pierson and
T. P. Ward for $50 attorneys fee paid
by them for defense in a case against
them in Court of General Sessions, on
a charge of assault and battery while
making an arrest, was referred to the
Mr. Wright introduced An Ordi?
nance to Amend the Fire Limits Or?
dinance which was read, adopted and
On motion of Mr. Stubbs it was or?
dered that the case against Mr. T. C.
Scaffe presented to Council on 9th
inst. for a vioaltion of the Fire Lim?
its Law be dismissed and his bond of
ten dollars refunded.
The Mayor and Cle rk were directed
to execute a note in requird form, to
the Eureka Fire Hose Co., $1,200
payable in one year from the 29th.
inst, 6 per cent interest, for Are hose
purchased in May.
Mr. Stubbs of the special Commit?
tee reported purchase of the barn of?
fered by Mr. E. W. A. Bultman, for
$100 payable when possession is ob?
Mr. stubbs inquired by what author?
ity Officer H. G. McKagen had been
sent to St. Matthews to identify
negro supposed to he Tony Moses, at
an expense of $3.50 to the City, be?
sides $2.00 for a man to serve for Mr.
McKagen during his absence. Also
by what authority Mr. W. W.' McKag?
en had been sent to Wilmington, N.
C, for the same purpose, several
weeks ago. He declared that these
matters should be attended to by the
County Sheriff and not at the expense
of the city. The Mayor stated that
Mr. H. G. McKfegen had been sent on
his authority after consultation with
the Chief of Police. That he had not
thought of the Sheriff's duty in the
premises and would personally defray
the expense of the trip if desired. No
definite information could be given in
reference to the Wilmington trip.
A claim of $65.00 presented by Mr.
A. Ryttenberg, lessee of the Opera
House for damage to scenery caused
by a leak in the roof was referred to
the Opera House Committee to investi?
gate and report.
Report of the Water Department
for October was read and received as
A claim of the Atlas Portland Ce?
ment Co., $145.54 was referred to the
Council then adjourned.
KILLED A DESPERATE NEGRO.
Truman Turner Shot Whitman Har
ley When the Latter Made Threat?
Yorkville, Nov. 23.?Truman Turn?
er, a liveryman, last night shot and
killed Whitman Harley, colored, a
noted desperado, who had a record as
a criminal, having killed one man and
shot several others.
The trouble arose about Harley
hiring a team from Turner. The ne?
gro was insulting and ran his hand
into his pocket and Turner, knowing
the desperate nature of the man with
whom he had to deal, shot and killed
him. Public sentiment generally re?
gards the shooting as justifiable,
ANOTHER REBUFF FOR C, C. & O.
Railroad Com mission Will Not Sanc?
tion Any of Its Tariffs.
Columbia, Nov. 23.?The railroad
commission will not sanction any
tariffs over the Carolina, Clinchfield
and Ohio's line from the North Caro?
lina line to Spartanburg in the name
of the Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio,
the road in this name having no char?
ter. An application for promulgation
of freight tariffs from Traffic Manager
J. J. Campion was received by the
commission this morning. The com?
mission replied that it would take
pleasure In issuing a tariff for the
South and Wettern, but could not is?
sue it In tin1 name of the Carolina.
I Minchfield and Ohio.
Mr. Campion's letter was written
on a Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio
letter head, and he asked that the
tariffs, Which he submitted for busi?
ness originating and ending entirely
In the State of South Cirolna. be ac?
cepted at once, as the road was anxi?
ous to begin moving freights.
Some definite and highly Interest?
ing news is expected with the regard
to the Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio's
Intention within the next few days,
but what the nature of this announce?
ment will be is known to only a few,
and these decline to talk.
E SODTHRON, Established Jane, MM
l68?Vol. XXX. Mo. 27.
DE" iMHJESj WL
WKLL-KNOWX DEMOCRATIC CON?
GRESSMAN BURKED TO DEATH.
Missouri Representative Perishes in
An Attempt to Save His Grandson
From a Fire That Wae Destroying
The De Armond Home at Butler,
Missouri?Other Members of Fam?
Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 23.?In a
vain effort to save the life of his little
grandson, Congressman David A. De
Armond, of the 6th Missouri district*
perished in a fire that destroyed his
home in Butler, Mo., early today.
His act of heroism became known
late this afternoon when his body was
found, his arms locked around the
blackened and burned body of the lit*
tie body. He had caught up the ?
year-old lad, David A. ("Waddle")
De Armond, Jr., and rushed with him
through the flames that filled his
room. He fell with his unconscious
burden and both sank through the
floor to death.
What makes the tragedy unusually
pathetic is the fact that the boy was
his grandfather's idol. The two were
inseparable and often slept together.
Last night vhe boy went to his grand
i father's house, as usual, and after a
happy evening the two retired.
The next they heard of them was
early today, when, from behind the
smoke and flames that enveloped the
house, the boy screamed:
"Oh, Grandpa, get me out of here
quick, I'm burning to death."
I "Yes, son; don't be afraid, Grandpa
'11 take you out," was the reply. Then
both went down to their death.
The others of the family, sleeping
in the house at the time of the Are.
Mrs. De Armond, her daughter, Mrs.
Clark, and a maid, Nettie Boles, es?
Messages of condolence from all
parts of the country were received by
the DeArmonds this aftrnoon.
James A. De Armond, editor of the
3ates County Democrat, son of the
Congressman and father of the boy
"wTio burned to death, tried to rush
into the burning house to save them,
but was prevented by others who
knew his sacrifice would be in vain.
The De Armond home was a large
two-story frame structure set well
back from the street. On two sides
of the house equal with the second
floor four rooms, or outdoor sleeping
apartments, had been constructed,
and at the time the fire broke out the
occupants of the house occpied these
The financial loss is placed at $20,
000, and included one of the best lib?
raries in the State.
Besides James A. De Armond, the
sons of the dead Congressman are
Edward H., an instructor at West
Point, and Lieut. George W. De Ar?
mond, now serving with the army In
the Philippines. Mrs. Clark is a
Congressman De Armond was born
in Blair County, Pennsylvania, March
KILLED ON RAILROAD.
Dead Negro Found on Track Near
Lynchburg, Nov. 23.?Some negro
man from Mayesville section while
going toward and near Lynches creek
on the A. C. L. R. R. walked nearly
over the dead body of a strange ne?
gro man last night. With matches
they made a hasty examination, sup?
posing they might knov,' him, but one
hand and one side of Ms face was in
such a mutilated condition as to ren?
der recognition impossible. Nothing
rbout his person could throw any
light on the identify of the unfortu
rate man. He might have been sit?
ting on a crosstie or might have
l een riding on the rods, as the con?
dition and position of the body would
justify either theory. A key and 67
tents were bis personal effects. It is
supposed that he was struck or killed
by the through freight train going to?
wards Florence, near 9 o'clock p. m.
kimm? by \ LEAD PENCIL.
Tm-o-year-old child Fell From a Chair
And Ran Pendl in Her Throat.
Greer, Nov. 23.?A sad and fatal
act i<ient occurred here last night
when Elizabeth, tbe 3-year-old daugh?
ter of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Thompson,
fell from a chair, running a pencil
into her throat. The little child, suf?
fering severely, lingere 1 until about 1
o'clock today when it passed away.
Elisabeth was a beautiful child, AeajK
ly loved by all who knew her.
The trial of Calvin r oster for mur?
der at Spartanburg resulted in a mis?