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BOTH SIDES HOLb UUI
TVKhS \M> HAI KAN \ I Id KS
m \nd:n(. i wr BY THKilt
di m \ni>*
l*J (MtomKti and Christian
w ill Make Mutual i on
? tiet Down to llu*dnc**
Aatard 'talking Big."
London. Dec. 2t?.?Both the Tnrki
and the Balkan allies are Standing by
their gun* on the peace Uffnta, Both
declare It 1? Impossible lo recede from
Nevertheless Uioot who think fht)
know what is going on behind the
are nee belles- the prohabllitlef of the
Conclusion of peace are greater than
those of the resumption ol conflict
The exchange of clphei dispatches
between the administration at Con?
stantinople and Rclchad l'a?li;i con?
tinued, hut the allied plenipotentiaries
decline to indicate the tenor of the
reply to be made to the allies. It is
believed that it will be. as already
outlined, with the additional promise
that Turkey wll apply to the Eu?
ropean territories remaining to her
the reforms which Count von Bereht
liold. the Austro-HungarUn foreign
minister, proposed before 'he war.
hile I can not discuss the reply
t is Ottoman government." said
ol Pa?ha tonight. " nothing pre
i me from aaylng that the terms
allies have proposed are ahoned
' produced this Itnpr
%Bhcrever heard i ? n outside ol
kk ? , ? ? ;. ? ? v . v n?ivoi knoss i
af*rr the i ,i ? n .in
being* r*nt party cctl'd as
;o . ^sWsins^
> / :
A Greek ?teamer has brought to
Durazzo great quantities of war stores
and 12 guns from Saloniki for the
t#l vi ms at Alessio."
MASSACRF. BY (.Hl I KS
Turks H<|M>rt Cruelty By Christians
Berlin, Dec. 26? The Turkish em?
bassy here has received a iivssa^c
from Iba Turkish oilice. s.tying the
Graek bandi which rotntly entered
the \ 'ii tgjt of Kolonlatl near Janlna.
gjiajggflitd tii?' Inhabltanti without ra?
gard to age or sex.
\N Vltsllir W AS PEACEMAKER.
ru'M iirr of Battleship New llamp
ghgfg Had Desired Moral Effect on
H'ashingtnn. Dec. 2C.?The battle?
ship New Hampshire, which was hur
i |g4 t<> Santo Pomingo city wfhen it
appeared that the lately quelled rev?
olution might break out anew, is now
en route to Norfolk, her presence In
Dominican waters having had the ex?
pected "moral effect.n Although no
further trouble In Santo Domingo is
anticipated, it i-i considered probable
that the cruiser Des Molnes will leo?^
New Orleans January 27 for Domir
Ican waters. The cruiser Tacoma
will leave the Boston navy yard Jan?
uary 6 for targe: practice off Guana
tan mm, Cuba.
l.< ?VKRNMKXT NEEDS MILLIONS.
a r iff Legislation of Next Congress
M ust Include Provision for Between
- 2.1.000,000 ami $350.000,000.
ishington. Dec. 26.?Between
000.OUn and $350,000,000 will
to be raised by the tariff legis
i of the next congress. This is
?asis on which the ways and
s c >mmittee is figuring, the
nt representing what would have
provided for upon the elimlna
?f the present Payns-Aldrich
fl law. The committee plans to
le in the tariff revision plans
er the new congress should deal
It schedule by schedule or as a
il bill and whether there shouid
excise or Income tax to meet
f the revenue necessary. This Is
idgment of the members of the
committee on ways and means
vere at the capltol today prepar
.r the hearing.
I ?II. 1 )Mjfl|< V I < > <>V( IU \ I
COMMERCE commission EXAM?
INER OPEN HEARINGS.
Sermion Will in* Continued Today.
With Several Other* to be Heard.
Many Rallroadi Involved.
Charleston, I >ec. L'7.?After a delay
?>i more than three houri t?? allow
Attorney General Lyon to arrive here
today to represent ihr railroad com
mission at the hearing on the mileage
books regulations and rules, the Inter?
state commission represented by W.
A. Ryan und H. Elder, epecial exami?
ners in the ahs, n< e of Commissioner
Lane, Who was to hear the case, but
was unable to come to Charleston,
gave a hearing on question Involved
today but it will probably be some
days before the commission will re?
view the testimony and make known
The hearing is of much importance
to the railroads of the southeastern
territory, affecting 79 railroads and
the hardest kind of a fight is being
made to sustain the contention of the
roads and prevent an extension of the
The heaving waa held in the United
States ccdrt room and the room was
Crowded with lawyers and traveling
men who have special interest in the
case. South Carolina was the only
state which was officially ' represented
at the hearing for it appears to be
only in this State that the pending
questions about the books have been
In a nutshell the proposition hinges
on whether or not the system of hand?
ling mileage books as employed by
the railroads is a burden to inter?
state commerce and whether or not
there is discrimination in these regu?
lations. The recent act of this State,
making it obligatory for lines in this
State to pull mileage on trains on
intra-state trips, came in for elab?
orate discussion and also the incon?
venience to the traveling public as
urged by Mr. Schirmer, secretary of
a traveling men's organization, of
having an exchange mileage for tick?
ets on making trips, interstate In their
The specific case that opened the
hearing was the necessity tnat Mr.
Schirmer faced on a trip fr~? Char?
leston to Washington of 1
pay the cash fare between
Florence, because he did nol
to M-i h'.s mileage exchange
testen for a ticket to Washingtonj^mi
h.i'-'.iv to m ike ? f^B ?*'
examination but the examiners up?
held Mr. Lyon and permitted him to
prosecute his investigation further.
Considerable ground was covered
in the hearings. The testimony
moved along familiar lines and Com?
missioners Richards and Hampton
were in frequent conference with Mr.
Lyon in the conduct of the case. The
more important of the railroad oill
cialfl and counsel "had their confer?
ence for a couple of hours before the
< xaminera started to take the testi?
mony. Loth sides have prepared th< .
cases and a: e ready for battle, Whose
outcome will not be known for prob?
ably Borne time to come.
A large number of railroad repre?
sentatives were present at i YiPixr
THE MAYS OF MAY?
New A. C. L. Depot Opem
mas a Quiet One?New
Come?Those Visiting ii
Mayesvllle, Dec. 27.?Tl
holidays are passing off
around here. Business
good with the merchan'
to the short crops and
cotton-picking was ove
fore Christmas, there
the usual holiday rus
people enjoyed their
The Presbyterian Su
a tree on Christmas
much pleasure to <
The young men i
are preparing for
held on New Yes
town. This will
and will doubtb
The new Atl
lie this week ?
lent depot v
Hons. The ? ompai
irt the New
ening mi Recount this bank ag thereby putting ?yateni
our busine ss.
<y mit take a few shares in our na\y:s fund, whic h starta
lay. January 6th. It la the oiliest oil best way of piling up
eat surplv <>nie and aak about i
The People^ B ink.
I to leave him
Hired to care
inr, him start
? W11 I HAV
Who'Gets the Money
Each depor make in our Bank is another
step towarc1 nd success. No man ever
reached the ^ chmbing. First advmce
is your First ctcr that each ste> is
easier than the li
Why not depos* v
The Bank imtei
Frost Proof Cab
Prices: 1,000 to 4,000 plants at $1.25 per 00 to MOO
at $1.00 per thousand; 10,000 at 90 cents pei * and special
prices on larger lots or to those acting as our l .s.
We have cheai st express rate, we guarantee count, safe deliery.
prompt shipment and satisfaction. Plants grown in open field and
guaranteed Frost Proof. We have all varieties. The earliest, Saxly
Jersey Waketield; next earliest, Large Type Charleston Wakdeld;
late varieties, Succession and Late Flat Dutch. Plants now readr for
money order or express money order with all orders.
The Carr-Carlton Company,
Jit )X I MEGGETTS, S. (