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Hw.Nfc Ii. HAYXE PROVD OF HIS
W >Rk IN IM NOTING PRICK
Speoking st Cotton Conference, Dull
Ope rm tor. Native of This f*tatt\
New Or leer.,. Oct. It,?At the ban?
quet tendered here las; nif.ht to the
delegates to the cotton conference.
Frank B., H*yae, the well-known
"cotton bull." speculator and member
for Iks so-called "bull pool" of 190?.
now under Indictment in the federal
courts of Nsw York tor alleged vio?
lation of the antitrust lawa, was
roundly applauded wh^n he declared
that ks would gladly t*o to jail If he
had in any way eid?d tks enhance?
ment of tks value of the creat staple
crop of tks South.
"Al->ng with William P. Brown of
Nsw Orleans. Eugene Scales of Taxas
and Jas. A. Patten of Chicago." said
Mr. Hayns. "I was Indicted by a fed
sml grand Jury In NsW York on ths
gmrs charge of having unduly added
ltns.soo.000 to the value of cotton In
tks South. It mi some compensation
to note that before an audience of
rkts kind the crhne with which I am
d >es not bring upon me any
"I shall be proud to go to Jail if I
kave la any way aided In the en
tmnoaajftfnt of tks value of the South'?
product But If want we did in? New,
York is decided to be a violation of
U?* law, then I any, God help ths
??Uth?rn farmer* It would mean
that the man who sells and sells what
no kas not got Is Xp be praised and
that tks sann who buys to help ths
unbng whom bs has lived Is
to hp ??
South this year. said Mr.
Hayns, "probably will rosclvs MM.
lens for Its crop of cotton
tt received for ths crop of thrt
year previous. Those figure*' are ae
to on din*, yet the press ' omment of
tks country regarding them Is moa
gro. Ths press and ths public stand
sdrhagt at ths announcement of al
reduction of $10.000 a share lr steel
Stock, representing a paper loss of
tlM.OOs.MC. yet that loss may bo
only temporary, and with a eubse
it rtso la the price of st**el will!
fully recovered. On the othor
id, svsry bale of cotton whl h has
rkotsd to date this year at
#M rUsVulously low prices obtaining
represents a loss to ths farmer and
as the South which can not be re?
Through ths earnest cooperation
od the varied Isterests of theNSouth.
Iff. Hague said that the effort to re?
store a normal price for cotton would
BTJlfMrO BIUC, RITT I KICK.
to Spend His Rc
Y?N?rs In Wyoming ? His
Rasksnond. Vs., Nov. 1.?-Col. Wm.
r. C?dy? Buffalo Hill" to all the
world?retired from public life to?
night. His show was pscked off to
Winter quartern, and kis Indians will
return to thsir tepees In what Is left
of the Red Mann land, while "Buf
Bill" Intsnds to spend his ru?
ling yesrs In ths Wyoming Big
Hera, where he helped to muke
American history. So far a* public
eapedttlons srs concerned, he hss shot
the ankos from the last cigar and
abased ths last Indian.
During a careec. which began as a
sxprees rider, led him throufh
Indian battles than sny other
man, and included twenty
It years as a showman. Col. Cody
Socame known as one of the mos'
Bsoturssque figures of American
Ths sobriquet 1 H jfTa.li BUI" he
gnrned In the esrly '60s. when he con
greeted to furnish Buffalo meat to
laborers on the hulldinir of the
Pacific Railroad, and In 1<
eighteen months hs killed 4,
KNTKIKM IX HOYS' CONTKHT.
Miller and PJehard Wells Only
asoys Who ?lave Math- Report*.
Only two boys have yet made their
top oats In the Boys' Corn Or owing
Contest, which according to the rules
W/as to have closed last Saturday. Ths
entries up to the present time are
sands by Edwin Miller and Richard
Owing to the bad season for corn
fke yield this year was not ss large
as last year. F.dwln Miller reports
n yield of 12 1-2 bushels on his prize
and Bl< hard Well? makes a re
of 07 bushel* >n hie acre. There
sevsral boys to enter the con?
tent, but theee two are all that have
been heard from yet. and whether at
not the other Sags will mako rep sjptj
he* not yet been ascertained.
Marriage License Record,
oely one marrlagn license wan is
good Tussday. Oeo. William Rivers
and Beulah Rieh udson. colored,
were the prospectlv bride and
SHIRE Oil AUGUSTA CAB LINE
CITY TROLLY SERVICE COM?
PLETELY TIED CP Mt WALK?
Employe* on Aug*tatA-Alken Branch
Will Not Quit If Effort l# Made to
Augusta. Qa., Oct. 81.?Every line
of tho Augusta Alken Railway and
Electric corporation, in the city di?
vision, remains tied fast tonight, fol?
lowing the strike at 10:30 today, and
no effort will be made by the com?
pany to operate cars before tomorrow
If st that time. 80 far as can be as?
certained from the company, no ar?
rangements have been ui??de or are
making with a view to early operation
of the cars.
Since the conference this forenoon,,
when the company declined to rein?
state the four men discharged for
"disloyalty to the company," which it
has definitely developed grew out of
an effort to organise a union?the
striking motormen and conductors
have remained pretty much at their]
homes or walking about the streets.
There is a conspicuous absence of
bolsterousness or drink, and quite a
little comment on the fact that the
conductors gave residents along the
bell lines notice before the strike was
ordered, and that they carefully de?
posited all cars In the barns in good
condition before deserting them. 9
A meeting of the men on the Au?
gusta-Alken Interurban line Will be
held at 1 o'clock tonight, when a
letter will be formulated and for?
warded to the company, notifying
the corporation that the cars on that
line will continue in uninterrupted
operation unless the company makes
sn effort to operate cars on ths city
division with Its office force, or with?
out making some effort to settle or
arbitrate the city division strike. In
that event the interurban men will
give residents along that line ample
notice md then run all cars into the
Saras snd leave them.
roRTY-SEVE* DOLLARS IN FINES
Recorder Had Busy Time Thursday
When Recorder Lee had finished
'fining the sinners before him Thursday
morning, ths city was richer by forty
seven dollars. Those who contributed
to the city treasury so generously, and
the amounts Which they paid follow.
Laura Boyce. drunk and disorderly,
ISO or thirty dsya
Mary Norment, a partaker of the
same refreshments with Laura? re?
ceived the aame fine.
Caesar Myers, alais "Georgetown,"
needs no introduction, at least
to the chicken coipe of Sumterltes,
was up on the charge of vagrancy,
not having as yet been In the city
long enough to make one of his old
time raids on lome coop of unsuspect?
ing fowls. Caesar received for his
vagrant wsys a fine of $30 or thirty
days. He took the days.
The gamblers had the floor next.
When the roll had been officially call?
ed. It being found that no one was
present, the following bonds of $ir.
were forfeited: Paul Jackson, Rich?
ard James and LeRoy Wilson.
Walter Plnckney had hie horse un?
hitched on the street and the city
charged him $2 for reminding him
of his carelessness.
JOE EVANS SHOT ADAM JONES,
One Negro Shoots Another et Wedge
Held Sunday Evening.
Jos Evens shot Adam Jones Sunday
night at Wedgcfleld with a shot gun.
inflicting several small wounds In
Jones' hack where the shot entered.
The occurrence is alleged to havo
happened in a difficulty between the
Monday afternoon Just before train
time word was received at Magistrate
Well's office over the telephone that
fi vans had boarded the train at
Wedgefleld. a request was made that
he be apprehended In ftumter before
he could get farther away from the
place at which he was wanted. Con?
stable P. B. Mellette hurried down to
the station and jumped on as the
train wss starting. He and Police?
man If. O. McKagen then arrested the
man and brought him up to the jail
where he was lodged until he put up
ball for th<* appearance at court.
The warrant sworn out agalnat
Fv? ns charges him wl?h assault and
battery with intent to kill. He is
now resting in the county Jail, pend?
ing a preliminary hearing. He Mated
that his home is in Ttmmonsvllle.
In the Police Court.
The following BSSWt were tried in
the Recorder*! Court Wedoeeday:
Walla*?. steck, public drunkenness
and curs'.nir. $?-?>.
Dsve lemieeifie. rldtns bicycle on
forbidden gJd u ilk, $2.00.
Jo*? (Ireeu, transporting whiskey,
$10 ,,r 30 da ye.
The cotton market was weaker
Thursday. The price declining several
GRADUATE NURSES MEETING
SELECT CHESTER FOR NEXT
PLACE OF MEETING.
Mrs. E. W. Dabbs President and Mis*
Minnie Trenholm Vice President.
Number of Reports Read.
Columbia. Nov. 1.?With the read?
ing of a number of reports, the elec?
tion of officers and the election of
Chester as the next meeting place,
the fifth annual convention of the
South Carolina Graduate Nuraes' As?
sociation, w nich has been In progress
here for two days, adjourned yester?
day. <*A.t the meeting here which was
held at the Columbia hotel 22 new
.members were received into the or?
ganization which brings the total en?
rollment up to 116.
The following officers were elected:
Mrs E. Wf. Dabbs, Mayeevllle, presi?
dent; Miss Minnie Trenholm Colum?
bia, first vice president; Miss Arnett
Benson, Sumter, second vice presi?
dent; Miss Ellen Davis, Sumter sec?
retary', and Miss A. E. Coogan, Char?
Several interesting sessions were
held and a number of matters of Im?
portance discussed. The members of
the association will work to upbuild
the profession in this State. They will
Insist upon a strict enforcement of
ths law with reference to the registra?
tion of nurses.
FIRES GCN INTO SICK ROOM.
John Smiling Alleged to Have Fired
Gen into Room Where Two Chil?
dren Were Sick With Typhoid Fe?
John Smiling, a negro living in the
Privateer section, was arrested Tues?
day afternoon on a warrant charging
him with firing a load of shot from
a shotgun into a room where two
small children were sick with typhoid
The warrant was sworn out by P.
\V. Stone, a white man, and alleges
that the offence was committed two
weeks ago while Stone was away
from home. What provocation Smil?
ing had to fire the gun into the room
is not known, but other parties be?
sides Stone have stated that there is
no doubt that he la the one who fired
the load of shot. Luckily no one was
Injured when the charge of shot was
fired. The two little children at the
time of the occurrence were ill with
typhoid fever and were unable to do
anything to aid themselves or get out
of the way.
The fact that some one had fired
Into the room was discovered shortly
afterwards and a warrant was sworn
out and a party arrested, but it was
shown conclusively that he was the
wrong man and evidence was dis?
covered leading to the warrant being
issued for and the arrest of Smiling.
YOCNG MAN KILLED IN CHASE.
Attempted to Pursue Alleged Bur?
glars and is Shot.
New Orleans, Nov. 1.?Edgar H.
Farrar, Jr., son of Edwurd II. Farrar,
former president of the American
Bar Association, was shot and killed
here when he gave che^e to two men
who are alleged to have robbed the
Farrar home last night. Leon Can?
ton, alias J. C. Holmes, and Lucien
Canton, brothers, aged 23 and 21 re?
spectively, who were captured after
an exciting chase immediately fol?
lowing the shooting, are both being
held by the police, who state that
the men confessed both to the rob?
bery of the, Farrar home and the kill?
ing of young Farrar.
Mr. Farrar was on his way to his
office In the Hiberni? Bank building,
when two men at the intersection of
Magnolia and Peniston streets, were
pointed out to him as the men who
broke Into the Farrar home.
Mr. Farrar started in pursuit. One
of the two men fired at him, and as
he fell to the street dead both dash?
ed away. A crowd of citizens imme?
diately started In pursuit, and mount?
ed policemen joined in the chase,
Theopolus Hodgers, a negro, captur?
ed Lucien Canton, and Leon was tak.
en in custody by the policemen a few
mlnub s later.
The prisoners were taken h if ore
tho district attorney, where, accord?
ing to the police, they confessed to
the crime, and admit* 1 that they had
robbed the Farrar home. Policemen
visited the Canton home and found
the articles stolen from the Farrar
Edgar H. Farrar, Jr., was 31 year*
of age, and had been married only
live months. He was a member of the
law firm of which his father Is the
The sumter Cotton Wareh >use is
full ?>f cotton thai bus been stored,
and no more or less can be put In it.
The Werehouea company, however,
bus leased tli.mpreai building for?
th.? purpose of Ht ?ring cotton, and
win be responsible for nil cotton stor?
ed the Bfuno as if in the wareh >use
but the charge for storage win be
eenta pet bole Instead of 85 cents, as
heretofore for storing In the ware?
REBELS F1G8T_ LOYALISTS.
BATTLES IN INTERIOR OF CHINA
Communication With Hankow Not
Restored?Americans Prepare lor
Trouble in Peking.
Peking. Oct 31.?Fighting between
the rebel forces and the imperialism
continues. It is believed that the
rebels are making a determined re?
sistance. Late advices received here
Indicate that Hankow city was not
retaken by the imperialists, although
Gen Yin Tchang captured the rail?
way station immediately to the north.
Contrary to promisee, howevei, the
railway service has not yet been re?
sumed, nor has telegraphic commu?
nication been re-established. The
fact that the Associated Press cor?
respondent with Yin Tchang has sent
no word from the field in two days
may indicate that the censor will not
permit him to report unfavorable
In the meantime there ere serious
dangers along the railway lino be?
tween the war minister's position and
Peking. Disaffection among the
troops and the people has prevented
communication between the various
sections of the loyal army.
Yuan Shi Kai started for the front
yesterday, and now is at 61 n Yuan
Chau. The policy which he will
adopt is eagerly awaited. Negotiations
looking to a settlement between Yuan
Shi Kal and the revolutionary leaders
have been under way.
The Americans will hold a meeting
at the legation tomorrow to decide
upon definite measures for the!.*
own protection. Foreign troops are
guarding the mission houses In
Peking. It Is believed that serious
trouble In the capital will be averted,
but the Americans, like other foreign?
ers, are preparing for emergencies
Detachments of British, French and
other guards have already been dis?
tributed to their respective missions,
which He outside the legation quar?
Many Americans are among the
foreigners who are seeking refuge
here from the Interior. There is only
one American family at Tai Yuan Fu.
which is in the hands of the revolu?
tionaries, but there are many through?
out the province of Shan Si.
The native press has received the
reform edicts favorably. The reform?
ers In Peking are divided Into two
parties, the extremes, mainly South?
erners, who Insist upon the expulsion
of the Manchus, and the moderates,
who are numerous throughout the
empire. The latter are indifferent as
to whether the dynasty Is Manchu or
Chinese, but they want great adminis?
trative changes and believe that dras
tic measures are necessary to give the
reforms a fair start
The vital question is whether the
two wings will be able to unite.
TWO MEN INDICTED FOR LYNCH
Ssmuel Ward and John Atkinson of
Tallahassee Charged With Mur?
der of Prisoner.
Lake City, Fla., Nov. 1.?Charging
them with participating in the lynch?
ing of six negroes here on May 21,
last, the Columbia county grand jury
today Indicted Samuel Ward and
John Atkinson, residents of Talla?
hassee, for murder.
A reward of $5,000 had been offered
by the State for the apprehension of
the persons who took part in the
The negroes who were lynched
were arrested In Leon county, on
suspicion of having been implicated
In the murder of Deputy Sheriff R.
B. Smith of that county, several days
On account of the feeling aroused
by the murder of Deputy Sheriff
Smith, the negroes were removed to
the Columbia county Jail at Lake
City. Early on the morning of May
21 a mob composed principally of
men who had come from the State
capital overpowered the sheriff's son
who was in charge of the jail In the
absence of his father, who was In
Jacksonville, and the six negroes
were taken out and hanged.
The Florida legislature wa*? In ses?
sion at the time and an net was pass?
ed offering a reward of $5,000 for
jha arrest and conviction Of the mem?
bers of the mob.
Other indictments hi tho cane are
expected to follow.
Blind Tiger Pleads Guilty.
John Muldrcw, the negro arrested
by Officer H. <?. IfcKaken severs
days ago on the charge of transport
|ng llQUOr for an unlawful purpose,
plead guilty in the police court Tues?
day to that charge and to resisting
afuldrow was represented by Iff.
i>. 11, Moles, who plead guilty for htm.
Mr was fined $60, Which sum be
at OttCS paid. afuldrow was arrest
ed as hs was getting off ths train
from Columbia. n< had with him at
the time a quantity of liquor which
h< was bringing Into town.
HI SOCIETY MEETING.
AIAj officers for elect?
ed to another term.
Move to Consider Allowing Carolin?
and Clisn*on Free Vf*e Of Foot
ball Field Violently Opposed.
Columbia, Nov. 2.?At its annual
meeting last night the Sojth Caro?
lina Agricultural and Mechanical so?
ciety reelected for anotner year Its
present officers and executive com?
mittee. This, as stated In the nomi?
nation, Is an indorsement of the
work done by the offtcera.
The officers for 1911, whom the so?
ciety asked to hold over In 1912, are
President, J. a. Banks. St. Mat?
thews; president pro tern, Tom C.
Ham er, Bennettsville; vice presidents,
a, T. Smyths. First congressional dis?
trict, Charleston; R. B. Watson, Sec?
ond congressional district. Ridge
Spring; T. J. Kinard, Third congres?
sional district Ninety-Six; Jno. D. W.
Watts, Fourth congressional district,
Laurens; T. L, Bulow, Fifth Congras
sional district, Ridge way; D. A.
Splvey, Sxlth congressional district,
Conway; E. C. McGregor, Seventh
congressional district, Columbia; sec?
retary, J. m. Cantey, Columbia; treas?
urer, D. G. Ellison, Columbia; assist?
ant secretary, T. A, Heise. Columbia;
general superintendent, J. D. W.
The members of the executive
committee, which retains its present
personnel, are as follows:
J. h. Wharton, Waterloo; Tom C.
Ham-ir, Bennettsville; B. h. Boykin.
Boykin; Jno. D. Frost, Columbia; J.
h. Fenegan, St. Matthews; Richard
Singleton, Acton; R. l Manning, Sum
ter; D. F. Efird, Lexington; Paul V.
Moore, Moore; J. N. Klrvln, Darling?
ton; B. Harris, Pendleton; S. J. Sum?
mers, Cameron; B. F. Taylor, Colum?
bia; L. J. Browning, Union.
Ex-offlclo members: J. B. Humbert.
Trinceton; R. A. Love, Chester; D. P.
DuncAn, Columbia; Thos. J. Moore,
Moore; Jno. G. Mobley, Winnsboro;
T. J. Cunningham, Chester; W. D.
Evans. Cheraw; R. P. Hamer, Jr.,
Hamer, and G. A. Guignard, Colum?
On the recommendation of the
executive committee the following
were elected life members of the so?
W. A. Boyd, Columbia; R. G.
Childs, Columbia; J. M. Mobley, Co?
lumbia; J. A. Shanklin, Jr., Colum?
bia; W. L. Anderson, Ninety-Six; B.
F. Alston, Jr., Union; Chas D. Green,
Spartanburg; Eugene S. Blease, New
berry; H.*C. Little, Shelton; Dr. F. S.
Klllingsworth, Columbia; J. J. Evans,
Bennettsville; W K. Dent, Dents
ville; J. L. Gillis, Rembert; J. T.
Gettys, Columbia; Dr T. T. Moore,
Jr., Columbia; Ben Hill Brown, Spar?
tanburg; E. W. Dabbs, Mayesville;
i*. H. Stoll, Klngstree; & A. Black,
Columbia; T. J. Peak, Cross Hill; W.
B. West, Clemson college; J. L. But?
ler, Lockhart; M. A. Coleman, Sil?
ver Street; W. F. Coleman, Silver
Street, and B. It. Smith, Johnson.
President Banks made his annual
A .motion to lay before the
executive committee the matter of al?
lowing the university and Clemson to
play their annual football game at the
fair, without being taxed for $200
for the use of the grounds, met with
such a storm of opposition that it
The case of Clemson and the uni?
versity was stated by W. A. Metts and
P. H. Nelson, who told the society
that the students of the two institu?
tions contributed toward the support
of the football teams and needed :11
the receipts from the fair week game
to pay the training expenses incurred.
The annual game, they said, drew
thousands of people to the fair who
would otherwise stay away. They also
told the society that it were possible
that in future the game might be
played on the university's athletic
field, If the payment of the $200 for
the gridiron at the fair grounds was
The suggestion that the executive
commltteo look into the advisability of
relieving the university and Clemson
of this expense met with stich over?
whelming opposition that it was
On the motion of J. B. Wingard of
Lexington, section 41 of the rules of
the societv was stricken out. It reads:
"The secretary Is obliged to put the
name and address of each exhibitor
on the entry card." Mr. Wlngard's
substitute for this rule, which was
adopted, reads SS follows: "All en?
tries of exhibits shall be made by du?
plicate numbers ami in duplicate en
try books, the number of the exhibit
shall be put in the original hook, end
its corresponding number, together
With the name of the exhibitor, in the
duplicate entry hook."
The amendment of this section of
the rules, it was said, would relieve
the judges of the embarrassment of
making awards when the name ?.f the
exhibitor of the article was in plain
view on the entry card
W, A. ciark of Columbia, chairman
of the historical committee, the other
two members of which are W. O.
THE CHINA WAR.
AN ROW RETAKEN BY IMPER?
Rejx>rted That Hostilities will Be
Kns]>endcd For a Time Pending
Negotiation* Between leader of
Rebels and New lni|>< r.m Premier.
Peking, Nov. I.??The war offke
as received a report that the
Olperteltsts forces have recovered
Hankow and massacred the popu?
Peking, China, Nov. 1.?The ap?
pointment of Yuan Shi Kai today as
premier of China will be followed by
a cessation of hostilities of Imperial?
ists and the opening of negotiations
with Gen. Li Yuen Heng, leader of
evolutionists at Hankow.
An Imperial edict providing for im?
portant administrative changes also
accepts the resignations of the mln*
Isters, but until Yuan 8hl Kal returns
Prince Shlng will continue to perform
the duties of premier and the present
cabinet will remain in office.
All the ministers attended a secret
session of the national assembly today
which it is understood practically
agreed to the demands of the disaf?
fected Manchu troops. A member of
the war board was appointed to con?
fer with the troops and express the
assembly's views.. The assembly also
discussed the recent loan for which
arrangements had been made by a
Belgian and French syndicate. The
ministers explained that the loan was
needed for the purpose of carrying on
It wa? flnaly decided to refer the
matter by telegraph to Yuan Shi
The parle among the people of
Peking which ensued after the issu?
ance of the first Imperial edict has
been largely dispelled. Reports re?
ceived here that Tun Nan Kl and
Fu King have gone over to (he revo?
Soldiers In north China are avow?
edly awaiting the action of Yuan Shi
The government troops and the
Yan Shi rebels are encamped not
far apart. Apparently they do not
Intend to fight for the present at
TAFT BACK FROM TRIP.
Returns to Washington to Leave
Washington, Nov. 1.?President
Taft got back to Washington tonight
after an absence of over two months.
It was just 71 days ago that the
special session of congress came to
an end and that Mr. Taft left for
Beverly and the summer White
House by way of Rochester, N. Y.,
where he attended the annual ft, A.
in the time he has been away, the
president has traveled, counting side
trips, about 15,000 miles and has vis?
ited 26 States. Many important ap?
pointments are to be made, and Mr.
Taft had to take up executive busi?
ness here tonight. He came to Wash?
ington by special train from Morgan
town, W. Va., where he participated
in the inauguration of Thomas
Hodges as president of the Univer?
sity of West Virginia. Mr. Tait made
several speeches during the day. At
Morgantown he spoke to sevo^l
thousand school children and later
repeated his arbitration address to
the students of the university. At
Fairmant and Grafton ho made short
The president is due in New York
early tomorrow. He will board the
Mayflower and review the battleship
fleet now in New York harbor. From
New York he will go to Hot Springs.
Va., for a four-day rest, and then be
will "take the road" again for a trip
to Cincinnati and several cities in
Kentucky and Tennessee. As now
planned this trip will end at Wash?
ington November 12.
Complaint has been made of chil?
dren going on the roof of the Y. M.
C. A. building and throwing from
there at passersby. While this may
be fine sport for the children, it is
not enjoyable to thoso who pass b>, and
the boys who h .ve heretofore engag?
ed In the sport may get lnt"> trouble
if they do not desist. All persons in?
terested are invited to go through tho
building at any time to make an in?
spection of It, but those who do got
visit the place for an orderly purpose
are not wanted.
Hlnson of James island ami D. P.
Duncan of Columbia. reported that
his committee was ready to publish
the history of the society as soon as
the IInances of the organisation were
in shape to advam & th< m the nscsa
sary funds 11 p??y for printing the
Mr. Clark Said that his ommit
tee bad gathered much interesting
data about the South Carolina Agri?
cultural and Mechanical society from
Its inception In ante bellum days to
tho present time, it is hoped thai
the history will be largely subscribed
for by members of the society.