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I hereby nominate
My Name to
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efter December 15.
?7 PEOPLE KILLED LAST YEAR.
Railroads of the SUUe Submit Re?
port to Railroad Commission.
Columbia. Dec. I.?Slxty-aeveu
l>eopte wer? killed and 758 Injured
on the railroads of the State during
ihe past fiscal year, according to the
annual report of the twenty-five
companies received by the railroad
commission. It Is shown In the last
annual report of the commission
that 17 people were killed and 1.0*7
Injured. It will be seen that the
number of Injured was less by sev?
eral hundred. The fiscal year ended
on June 80. The commission Is now
mpllln* tru? statistical part of Its
nu* l report.
THE FERTILIZER TAX.
at State Treasurers' OthYe
to Dato are $194,144.18.
Columbia. Dec. 9.?The farmerh of
South Carolina havs used about 90,
ttt more tons of fertiliser this year
than last. It does not mean that more
fertiliser has been used for cotton,
but that more has been used for corn
and trucking and that there has been
more Intelligent application, accord?
ing to estimates made. About 19,000
more tons of cottonseed meal were
used. The total amount of fertiliser
privilege tax received according to
the books In the state treasurer's
office to December 8 Is 8194,144.18.
These figures are for fertiliser and
cottonseed meal. The total amount
received to December 8, 1908, was
8188.818.88. Thos shows an Increase
la the Inspection tax over 825,000 to
the present date as compared with
The amount received by the State
from the fertilizer tax is 25 cents per
ton on all commercial fertilisers and
cottonseed meal. The totals given are
with out regard to the small sums re?
funded for tags unus*?d, which rarely
exceeds a f*w thousand dollars. The
entire tax Is turned over to Clernson
BOY STRANGLED TO DEATH.
Spartanburg Lad Accidentally Hangs
Himself from Hook In Rath H<*>m.
Spartanburg, December 8.?Wil?
liam Pendelton, aged 9 years, a son
of the Rev. W. H. K Pendelton, rec?
tor of the Church of the Advent, was
found dead In the bath room at his
horns this afternoon at 5:30 o'clock.
He evidently had been dead for some
time. The b<?> went Into the oath
room to hrinh his hair, mounted a
chair, which tilted and his shirt waist
collar caught on a hook on the door
and he strangled to death before as?
sistance could reneh him. He was
fnund by the Japanese servant who
found him hanging with bis back to
the wall, and his feet ahout two In
che* above the Moor. Mr. and Mrs.
Pend. lt'.n were In the city at th?? time
doing their Christmas shopping and
had purchased presents fot th? hoi.
Mr. snd Mrs. Pendeltnn came to Spar?
tanburg several months ago from
Jame* H. Bagot, an edltor.il write!
on th?? Columbia State. di#d In a ROa>
pltal In Columbia of uraemic poison?
Governor Ansel has been asked to
pardon Karl Rochester, now seising
a life sentence for killing Walter Mills
ZELAYA HATCHES CONSPIRACY.
Ploui to Retire, But to Retain Heins
Washington, Dec. 2.?Driven to
desperation by the unexpected and
unbending attitude of the United
States, President Zelaya is now re?
ported to have developed a plan
whereby he can resign and, at the
same time, retain the reins of pow?
er. Thla consists In putting Into the
office of President of Nicaragua Joss
Madria, well known in Central Amer?
ican diplomatic circles aa Zelaya's
henchman and declared to be at Ze?
laya's bid and call. The State de?
partment. It la declared, Is entirely
cognisant of the conspiracy under
way and will act vigorously and
promptly if occasion demands.
GENERAL STRIKE PLANNED.
Railroad Trainmen Will Demand
New York, Dec. 6.?At a confer?
ence of the Brotherhood of Rail?
road Tralmen held here today,
Grand Master Lee and Fifth Vice
Prealdent Murdock were nimed as
a committee to decide whether the
men shall go out or remain at work
in case the demand which '.hey will
shortly present to fifty-two Eastern
railroads for a ten per cent. Increase
In pay Is refused. It Is expeoted that
the final schedule of grievances will
be In the hands of the railroad man?
agers on Thursday or Friday of this
BAD WRECK AT CADES.
One Freight Train Side-Swiped by
Another Wtiile Entering Switch.
Florence, Dec. 5.?There was quite
a bad freight wreck at Cade's, thirty
miles south of Florence on the north?
eastern division of the Coast Line, at
? o'clock this morning, in which an
extra freight going south was side
swiped by the engine of northbound
through freight, No. 212. Engineers
Gramllng and Wells were at the
thi jttle. and Conductors Dennis and
Lamb in charge of the trains. Extra
southbound freight was pulling In the
switch on the pass track when No.
212 struck It, and the engine of No.
212 was derailed and turned broad?
side In the ditch. Immediately after
the colllaon the wreckage took fire
from one of the locomotives and the
bax cars and one engine were burned
and damaged by the flames. The only
person hurt was John Carr, ono of
the firemen, and he only slightly. All
trains, north and south, today have
been detoured over the Central and
W. C. and via Lanes and Sumter.
The wreck will be cleared in time for
the evening trains to pass. There
Was a very dense fog prevailing at
the time of the wreck, and it is at?
tributable to this that the two rains
GOMPERS GETS MAY TRIAL.
I'iiIHnI State* Supreme Court to Ho
fttsj Contempt Case.
Washington, Dec. 6.?The Supreme
<'"urt of the United States today
ui.it?tthe petition for a writ of CSr
tlorarl In the contempt canes of Sam?
uel Gompers, Frank Morrison and
John Mitchell, othcers of the Ameri?
can Federation <>r Labor. Tho effect
of the deotalon Will bi to bring Hie
entire record in the Buck! Stove and
Hangu case against these men to the
Supreme Court for review.
U. D. C. OFFICERS ELECTED.
Convention at Newberry Ends After
The Most Successful Session In the
Division's History?At Final Ses?
sion Officers Are Chosen and
Georgetown is Selected as Next
Place of Meeting.
Newberry, Dec. 3.?-The four?
teenth annual convention of the
South Carolina division of the Uni?
ted Daughters of the Confederacy
came to an end here today after
what was probably the most success?
ful session in the history of the divi?
sion. The most important events of
the day were the election of officers
and the selection of a place for the
next meeting. Mrs. August Kohn,
who has been very prominent In U.
D. C. circles, and whose faithful
work for the division is worthy of the
highest praise, was chosen president.
The following Is a list of the officers
Presdent?Mrs. August Kohn, of
First Vice President?Mrs. J. Wal?
ter Doar, of Georgetown.
Second \ ice President?Miss Emi?
ly Graham, of Chester.
Fourth Vice President?Mrs.
Burch, of Florence.
Recording Secretary?Mrs. Milling,
Corresponding Secretary?Mrs. S.
B. Aull, of Newberry.
Registrar?Mrs. Graham, of Green?
Recorder of Crosses?Mrs. Fowler,
Treasurer?'Mrs. Perry, of Lancas?
Auditor?Mrs. Thompson, of Abbe?
Georgetown was selected as the
scene of the next convention, the de
sire of the division that the next see
slon be held somewhere on the coast
being very strong. Charleston ex?
tended an invitation to the division
to meet in that city in 1910, hut
Georgetown carried the day.
MORGAN CONTROLS EQUITABLE.
Buys Out Stock Held By Thomas F.
New York, December 2.?Control
of the Equitable Life Insurance So
clety, which was secured by Thomas
F. Ryan soon after the insurance
scandals of some years ago, has pas?
sed to J. Plerpont Morgan with the
$472,000,000 of assets which the com?
pany declared in its last statement
The transfer, apart from its magni?
tude as a chapter in the history of
finance, marks a complete reversal of
the older order under which the In
surance companies controlled the des
tlnles of the banks and trust com?
News of the transfer was contain
ed in the following brief statement
Issued from the offices of Morgan &
"Mr. Morgan has bought the maj?
ority of the stock of the Equitable
Life Insurance Society, formerly
owned by Thomas F. Ryan. This per
chase is subject to the trust under
which Grover Cleveland, Morgan J
O'Brien and George Westinghouse
were made voting trustees for the
benefit of the policy holders, and it
covers all Mr. Ryan's interest, inclu
ding all the stock purchased by him
from James H. Hyde."
V.-C. MUST PAY DAMAGES.
United States Supreme Court Decides
In Favor of J. P. Kerven In Suit
Washington, Dec. 6.?The Virginia
Carolina Chemical Company will hav
to pay J. P. Kerven of Darlington
county for the damage done to hi
crops by Injurious fertilizer. Mr. Ker
ven sued the company In Darllngto
county and got judgment, although
the company had previously got judg
ment in the United States Circuit
Court against Kerven for defualt in
payment of his notes.
The Supreme Court of South Caro
Una was equally divided upon the
question whether the court at Dar
lington should have giv? n judgmen
when the United States Circuit Cou
had already acted In the case.
This meant that the lower court
Judgment was sustained.
The chemical company appealed t
the United States Supreme Ooui
which today sustained the Judgmen
and decided that the chemical com
pany must pay tiie damages to m
The late Robt. A. Lewis of Belton
was a believer in life Insurance, it
has developed since his death that he
?arrled much more than ids closest
friends bad any idea of.
Altogether the policies carried by
Mr. Lewis aggregate 8KB,000, prob?
ably the heaviest Insurance carried
by any man In private life In the
State Health Officer Williams was
injured while, hunting ducka near
Columbia. He fell from tree.
Tiie ited Bank Baptist congrega?
tion of Baluda, S. C, will erect a $io.
BAPTISTS IN SESSION.
State Convention Opens Session? at
Anderson, Dec. 7.?At today's ses?
sion of the Baptist ministers' confer?
ence Rev. R. T. Harsh read an elab?
orate paper on "Perils from the Pul?
pit; Perils from Pew, Perils from the
Person." This concluded the pas?
tors' conference for 1909 and the
president appointed the following
committee on programme for the
meeting in 1910: A. C. Wilkins, E. S.
Heaves, M. L. Lawson. D. H. Cross
land and G. L. Knight. On motion of
Rev. Lb C. Ezell, the conference was
adjourned with prayer by Rev. W. T.
Exactly at 7:30 o'clock the gavel
of President A. J. S. Thomas fell and
the 89th annual session of the Bap?
tist State Convention of South Caro?
lina was called to order. The con?
duct of the services was turned over
to the pastor of the First Baptist
church of Anderson, Rev. John F.
Vines, who asked the congregation to
stand and sing, "Coronation."
The opening prayer was offered by
Rev. R. J. Willingham, of Richmond,
Va. After another prayer, led by
Rev. R. W. Lide, and some hearty
singing by the whole congregation,
the scriptural selection, Acts, 14th
chapter was read by Rev. M. L.
Lawson. The convention sermon was
preached by Rev. E. M. Lightfoot
from Revelations 1:24, after which
Dr. A. J. S. Thomas took the chair
and after making affectionate men?
tion of the death of Dr. Ervin, secre?
tary of the last meeting, and ?' de?
parture from the State of Re\ Geo.
P. White, the assistant secretary, he
asked Rev. Chas. Jones of Bennetts
ville to act as secretary p--o tern.
On motion of William Goldsmith,
Rev. Chas. A. Jones was requested
to cast the ballot of the convention
for Rev. A. J. S. Thomas, D. D., for
president of the convention. J. J.
Gentry of Spartanburg and Rev. W.
T. T?te were elected first and second
vice presidents. On motion of Rev.
C. C. Brown, Rev. Chas. A. Jones and
Rev. A. B. Kennedy were elected
secretaries, and C. B. Bobo was elect?
Rev. M. L. Lawson, chairman of
committee oh order of business, sub?
mitted a partial report.
Home missions, one of the great
objects of this and other State con?
tentions and of the Southern Bap?
tist convention, will be under consid
ratlon at 11 o'clock tomorrow. Rev.
B. D. Gray, D. D., secretary and
*reasurer of the home board, Is pres?
ent and will address the convention
on the great work. Rev. V. I. Mas
fcrs, editorial secretary of the home
>oard, is also in the convention. Mr.
Masters has brought with him some
interesting and Instructive charts, of
which he has many on the walls of
he auditorium of the church. Rev.
T. P. Vines, pastor of the Baptist
hurch, made a few remarks in a
'appy vein, welcoming the conven?
tion, and then introduced Mayor
herard, who also welcomed the con?
vention to the town of Anderson.
Rev. Dr. Fraser pastor of the First
'resbyterian church, welcomed the
onventlon in the name of the
''hurch of Anderson. Dr. Thomas
"ailed upon Rev. W. B. Oliver of
"lorence to respond to those address?
es of welcome. All three addresses
were short and exceedingly appro?
On motion of Rev. M. L. Lawson,
the convention was addressed by J.
T Henderson on the laymen's move?
ment. Mr. Henderson Is secretary of
the laymen's movement. The lay?
men's movement meeting In its ses?
sion today appointed a State commit?
tee of nine who will see to the se?
curing of a committee in each asso?
ciation whose business it shall be to
see that each church in every asso?
ciation becomes interested in mis?
sions. In the course of his address
Mr. Henderson said the Anglo-Saxon
race are the people who have done
great things In the material world.
They build great ship canals, trans?
continental railroads, underground
railroads and tunnels and they have
concluded that they are to do great
things in the world for its salvation
from sin in the name of the Lord
Dr. Junlus Mann, of Anderson,
died suddenly in West Union.
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lew doses of
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TEXAS PUNISHES TRUST.
Possessions of Waters-IMerce Com?
pany mikI Others Accused of Mono
I>olistlc Scheines Sold.
Austin, Tex., Dee. 7.?At putdic
auction here late today the property of
the Waters-Pierce Oil Company was
so'd to S. W. Fordyce and associates
Ol St. Douis, Mo. The price bid was
$1,431,741. The property of the Se?
curity Oil Company was bought in by
John Sealey of Galveston, Tex., for
$85,000 and that o* the Navarro Re?
fining Company of Corsicana wai
also sold to Sealey for $760,000. Sixty
cars of the Union Tank Lines Com?
pany were bought by Mr. Sealey for
The properties were sold on ac?
count of the anti-trust suits and ous?
ter proceedings in the State courts.
Henry Bailey was bitten by a mad
dog at Rlchburg.
John Jenkins, colored, was acci?
dentally shot and killed by a negro in
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