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TURKS TRY TO BLUFF.
AM It N > \\ I'l \( I I'Mi H'OSM.s
\iti nil r< isti:iii >t s.
Balkan Stan-* Will I?mhiv lluMilltlc.
R?UMT Tli'n V-ree (.. I ..million.
n mi. .I h> lurk-*??i'oufef ciuv Takt?
London. Dsc. SI.?The brief sosstos
of tho peace coufsnsnce today brought
the llaikan delegates to their feet Id
protest against th< counter pr..j.
put toward by li. had Pasha, in
bshalf of the ottoman government.
Turkey's mixlmum demands are eon
gddjarad vafy sweeping and when ad?
journment wa" taken to Monday it
was evident the Turks must lower
their demands graatly or consent to
sssg*tlate on a basis of terms propos?
ed by the all tea
If Ihejr attempt to stund by their
?"tu or resort to strategy the allies
may break off the negotiations. It is
essssidered not Improbable that Tur?
key dsetree this* with the hope of In
tervt ntton by the powers, whi? h WOUld
lead So a European conference or
mediation. The plenipoteatlarles could
thea say to the Mussulman world that
they yielded to the pressure of all Eu?
The allies do not object to the ac
ceptnfJOO of meditation if It is under?
stood the mediators must respect the
territorial acquisition*, resulting from
Americans who foilowed the Russo
Japanese negotiations at Portsmouth
When the difficulty of forcing Russia
to renounce Korea. Port Arthur and
Delny and divide Saghalln seemed in
snrnaonntable, will not be surprised at
what Is occurring In London, although
the territories under dispute and the
hstsi ssts affected and Involved are
greater and more complicated, having
relation to practically the whole of
eastern, central and southern Europe,
besides Orsat Britain
It was Turkey's turn today to fUT
nlsh the presiding officer and Rechad
Pasha took the chair. Oen. Omlcs, the
former BorVlau minister of war, was
chosen Secretary. Rechad Pasha calm?
ly unfolded a document, saying he had
ths honor to notify the delegates of
the proposals of his Imperial govern
ssent for concluding peace. He resd
the terms, which were as follows:
First. Ths province of Adrinnpole
to remain ander ths dl.e?-t adminls
A\"U <>f Ywrkcy.
. Sic end. Macedonia to be converted
tg?o a principality with Hslonikl as its
snpltal. Ths principality to be under
ths euserslnty of the sudnn of Turkey,
but governed by a prince chosen by
the Halkan allies snd named by the
sultan of Turkey. This prince to be
a Protestant and from a neutral state.
Tpftrd. Albania to be autonomous
under the sovereignty of the sultan
and governed by a prince of the im?
perial ottoman family, who Is to be
chosen for a Urm of five years, with
the possibility of a rsnewsl of his ap?
* Fourth. All the Islands In the
Aegean ssa to remain Turkish.
?lfth Ths fratan question hot to
he one for the decision of the confer-,
ones as It Is a matter botwi ? Turkey
and the great 1 H poweiS."
The chief of the Turkish delegation.
ms halrm.in. could hardly control the
escltement which followed. Th. first
op sah er was the Greek premier, M
Venessloe. The Turkish cond.tl n*
were so astounding, he said, that he
could scarcely believe that they were
meant seriously, althougn In saying so
hs did not Intend to offend th*? Otto?
Rechad Pasha replied, defending
the claims of his government. Dr.
Daneff. head of the Hulgarlan pleni?
potentiaries, followed, dilating on the
Turk.* i demands.
Rechad Pashn Interrupted to ask
Dr. Daneff answered that he would
not even enter into the merits of the
questions, the Ottoman claims being
prepont? rouA hryond all expectation.
M. Myushoxltch. the Montenegrin
delegate remarked that it had been
agreed by the ambassador s confer?
ence that Albania should he autono?
mous under only the nuxerclgnty of
the sultan, whlh- Turkey demanded
tha sovereignty of the sultan with a
ruling prim from the sultan's fam
fteehad expounded what evhh ntly
was th*> main argument of Turkey In
support of her claim* H< said the
powers since the >.??ginning of the
troubles with the 1'ilkan *t..t,s bad
? leelared that in ease of .? ? ??i>11i< t.
v\hateve* Its results nobody would
gain fr#?m It, the SjOSSSTl helng deter?
mine i t n i ntain Ihe Hiatus u'i<?
I >r. I mm ft i etorted:
' I'oit you forgst that after the war
eg the presalers or tb*? powers rosog?
egged th.it ?he statu-* was ended
snd that it w is hUpSSSlhls to con?
tinue a awls \ based on its nsnlnts
n I nee."
Ite? had I'asba made it. h attempt!
fti Induce tin allied to d.-lu % h>* t
they objected to In hi* prnposdtIons,
I >.na to make them dJOCUSS the dif?
ferent < lauses but uibii. ? essfull*
M. N'o\uk o\ In h asked the Talks !??
say openly whether their proposals
renrc* n ted Itlttf la.st void
Keshad Pasha c\ ul tally VII die
< ?-in vn? ?l hy this point blank QUee
'ion. H?- elud-id a din ci answer, sa\
1 UK that his instructions viol nut AU?
thortat a reply either we) end In
\ I? w of Ihr turn taken by the dietus
stag deelefed he Would transmit to
t 'onstnutinople the ohHervetlotli made
l?y the allies, in the hope that ho
would reeehre by Mondes the reply of
his go\ oi nno t.t, which he would has
i? ii to suhmit id the confess nee.
PROSPECTS FOB PKAt E BETTER.
Turkish Delegate* are llelicxcd to
HaVC Modeled Terms to PUSJSUl
ut t oiiferenee TooVuy While Allies
\p|H*ar Anxious to iivt Down to
Leadon, Dec. 29.?Notwithetendlns
apparently insurmountable differences
attending the successful laeue of the
Turklsh-Halkan j>eace coni'crei -a-, the
prespects tonight look brighter, more
because of the ? handln? atmosphere
of the conference than on account of
any new fact.
In the tirst place it is stated on
good authority that the Turkish dele
Kates will present tomorrow modified
terms bettet calculated to afford a
basts for negotiations, and in the
second place the allies appear more
anxious to come to real business, if
it Is at all possible.
They have occupied the week-end
in exchanging long cipher telegrams
with their respective governments in
order fully to be informed on all
points and in complete agreement
They seem to be nervously apprehen?
sive that they will be deprived of the
fruits of their victory by European
One of the delegates said tonight:
'it Is difficult to say whether our
struggle will be harder against Mos?
lem oppression or against European
intervention, which already several
times have presented us from shaking
off the Ottoman yoke. Although our
armies have reached the Chatalja.
Europe might wish to return Adrlan
ople to the Moslems, forgetting or
ignoring what that would mean for
the Christian population. Hut we
know the value of socalled European
guarantees for Turkish reforms and
this time we will not give In.
"if official Europe likes horrors it
shall have them. We will tight to the
bitter end. An eye for an eye and
a tooth for a tooth.''
The Balkan delegates fear that Aus?
tria's attitude is encouraging tin
Turks to resist. If reports from
Vienna are true, Austria still persists
In the enlargement of the frontiers
of autonomous Albania to such an
extent that it will absorb the terri?
tories claimed by Greece, Servia and
Montenegro and as Montenegro treats
the proposition of the exchange of
Scutari for Mount Lowenhen as a
"Mack mailing proposition" the dif?
ficulties raised by Austria's attitude
have rather increased than diminish?
ed. According to the Vienna Neu
Frei Press, a conflict exists between
tiie triple alliance and the triple en?
tente with regard to Albania. The
fornn-i favors a large and powerful
Albania, while the powers of the en
I nte Bjff/i a gr-atly restricted Al?
ken hid Paaha. tin head of the
Turkish delegates, Is in constant touch
with Constantinople with respect to
the declaration which he -gill make
at the next meeting of Conference to?
morrow afternoon. It is reported that
In- is personally opposed to extreme
proposals hut has been forced to ac
eept instructions from the porte
which ware dictated partly by fear
of the "young Turks' and the mili?
tary party and partly In hope of
favorable European intervention. The
Turks hold the view that they have
nothing more to lose and may secure
h? tter terms alter the resumption of
hostilities. Rets had Pasha himself
still is sanguine of g successful issue
of the oonf< r* nee.
The allies are determined to keep
what they have got at the price of
bl.Isb? d Their armies are reste.i
end strengthened end their troops arc
said to be In perfect Condition as all
Infections dlseuaee are now under
Th< iiiies profess not t<? underotand
w 1. it Turkey means by proposing that
a prince ol a neutral state shall be
ruler of the principality of .Macedonia
and he i Protestant? They contend
thai it could not be a prince of one
of the Scandanavinn countries be*
cause llelgium and Luxemburg ate
Marriage IjIcCSSM ICeeord.
Ideenses were Issued Friday to
John Johnson \hoiu. and Rexnns
WeiH. Wedgefleld, ?'?t1'1 fern Morgan
md Qlennls Tale of sumter.
The t i (payers are slower this year
than usual m paying their laset lo
the pounty treasurer, Friday, now
e\ei, a large amount was received and
II is enpeeted that the Ireaeurer will
i rushed by those paying np at the
Is ? Oeling tin tone before January
Href, w In 'i i one per cent penalty Is
WIMM >IM\<. Vi >l (.11 IS FA PAL,
Dlriwtlj or Indlrectl) Responsible for
ft,000 Dralh- in l'nlted StaU a
cough is directly or indirectly respon
slbsle ii?r B,000 deaths it) tl?<' United
States ev?ry year?-u Intal equal to
fatalities from scarlet fever, and half
as large as those from dlptheria?
gccordlng to compilations just com?
pleted by the Georgia State hoard of
The State hoard holds UCglecl and
carelessness responsible f<>r the large
total, Ninety*seveu p*t cent of these
years of age, according to the record
prepared! and the vast majority of
them result from complications
growing directly out of the cough it?
self. Pneumonia and kidney and heart
diseases develop readily from wrong?
ly treated cases.
whooping cough is highly contag?
ious, the hoard further reports the
paroxysmal cough of the patient sat?
urating the air with germs of the dis?
The Scandal of Wholesale Pardons.
How can respect for the law he
maintained when Governors grant
pardons by the hundred? Here is
Cole BlsaSS, of South Carolina, dis?
tributing 80 pardons to convicts as
Christmas presents. This number is
added to the 4 30 he has released in
his brief tv ?-year term. ( >f these
nearly 100 were convicted of murder,
about the same number of manslaugh?
ter and* 50 of assault. They include
burglars, lirebugs, highway robbers
and rapists?the most dangerous
One of the most llagrant cases was
that of G. Wash Hunter, a planter,
who killed a cripple named Copeland
at Clinton. He was convicted of man?
slaughter .the sentence confirmed by
the State Supreme Court and carried
to the United Mates Supreme Court.
Cole Bleaae had been Hunter's attor?
ney throughout the proceedings, When
the last resort failed I Mease, as Gov?
ernor, pardoned his client. This Is
what he calls 'standing by his
Governor Donaghey of Arkansas
is not quite ho reckless as Blease, but
shows an utter lack of his responsibil?
ity as Governor by announcing his
nurpoos to release hundreds of con
riots to end tli ohjeetionalile lease
In New York Governor Dix is se?
verely Oliticiged for granting 34 par?
dons and 9 4 commutations in two
years. Hurghes' record in four years
was only li pardons and 57 commuta?
tions, New York State has a popula?
tion several times as large as South
CnrollM and Arkansas together, and
criminals in proportion. Dlx's record
shines beside that of the Southern
Governors who have made abuse of
the right of pardon a SCSgldsl.
What Is the use of courts and juries
holding trials "in accordance \^.ih the
law and the e> Idence" if Governors
are to set aside their verdicts without
compelling reasons? with the Blees? ?
and Donagheyi turning loose hordes
of criminals, how can We have law
ami order? How can life and prop?
erty be protected?
The) Laugh at the Centuries.
The oldest living things In the
World, says a Washington dispatch,
are the sequoia trees in the General
Grant and Bequola national parks.
The government ha Just issued a bul?
letin tellng all bout them and how
to get to th? in. These trees are also
the talk trees known. Within tin
two i ks there are thirteen groves
lining over 12,000 trees larger
I nan ten feel In diameter.
It Is estimated that some of these
trees were growing |^000 years ago.
In fact, annual wood rings have been
(Diluted on one of the fallen tfiants in
the Sequoia park showing that Ii h id
reached that age.
Tin greal puns of the Pacific
coast, 100 and feUO years old have
reached old ag< . but tin se.iu.ua trees
several tiroes as old as the great pines,
are still in the i.loom of youth,
They dO not attain prize size or
beauty before they are 1,500 years
Old, and are la their prime when L'.OOu
years old, n<>t becoming old In less
than 3,000 3? ars. Not only do these
trees stand in a class bv themselves
because of their long life, but tiny
are classed among the wonders of
the earth because of their ffiahl slse.
In the glanl forest in Sequoia na?
tional park, where the giants are
named for meg who have been promi?
nent in public life, the General Sher?
man is SJHfi feet high and .';?; feel In
diameter, the Abraham Lincoln -7''
feel high ind 31 feel in diameter, and
tin tallest is tin William McKinley,
I feet high and 28 feet in dlameti i
i n t h< i lenei al <lrnnl I 'ai k ? he
principal trees ore Ihe General Grant,
? I i? ? ! high and 36 feel in diameter,
and ihi George Washington! feel
i high and 29 te. t in dlameti r,
Atlanta, Ga.. Dec.
DEAF Mi l l: Ml HDI Kl h.
I>< d> of Erastus l>. Smoke la Pound?
Robbery Was Evidently tlic Motive
lor Poul Deed.
Bpartanburg, Dec. 87.?What ap?
pears p. Im one of the foulest mur
' ders ever committed in Bpartanburg
county, with robbery as a motive for
the crime, was brought to light this
morning when tin- dead body of Eras
tus D. Smoke, aged 14 years, a deaf
mute who Uvea alone at his home
about one mile east of Cedar springs
institute, was found in a crouching
position on the floor of his work?
shop, a room that adjoins his dwell?
ing, having been shot in the small of
the back at close range with a shot?
gun which was loaded with bird
A broken shutter In one end of the
workshop and foot prints under the
window proves almost conclusively
that the shot was tired from the out?
side of the window while Mr. Smoke,
who is a cabinetmaker, was at work
on a piece of furniture In hds shop
when he received the fatal load. The
murderer then climed through the
window and proceeded to rifle the
pockets of the dead man. I'is right
hand pocket in his trousers was found
turned wrong side out and a imal)
leather purse in which he is known
to have carried small change was
missing, An examination of his trunk
was made and the top was found
pried open and the contents raitst*ek?
ed, but whether any money was
taken cannot be stated as it is not
known whether or not he had any
money in his trunk.
His coat was buttoned ttghtlv and
in hh' inside pocket three $20 bills
were found, while in his vest pocket
was found a ladieV gold watch, both
the money and the watch being evi?
dently overlooked by Mio murderer
and robber in his haste to get away.
TURFS LEAVING EUROPE.
Exodug of Ottomans to A>ia Minor
Washington, Dec. 27.?The exodus
of the Turks from Europe virtually
has begun, according to a letter re?
ceived by the American Red Cross.
The letter says that the Red Cross
already has aided more than 100,000
Turkish rhfugeei to leave Europe to
take up BgriUClture in Asia-Minor.
The families are agriculturists and
they represent for the most part the
primitive portion Of the Turkish pop?
"The sight is very interesting," says
the Red Cross correspondent, speak?
ing of the fanners' desertion of their
homes in Europe, "for. loaded Into
their bulh'ck carts, are their fam?
ilies and the crude Implements of
their trade. To all appearances the
implement* are of the same design
as those deed before the time of the
Perms serosa the Boephorui are
provided by the Ottoman govern?
Broken Axle Caueed Wreck.
Train No. 20?, through freight from
Augusta to Florence in charge of
Conductor C. >h Gregg was wrecked
this no.ruing about 2 o'clock be?
tween this city end ESbeneser. The
wreck was caused by an axle under
one of the cars near the engine break?
ing sharply off, V a ring up the track
for considerable distance and derail?
ing several cars,s\The wreck train j
was soon on the scene and soon '
had tin- track clear bo as to allow
trains to pass, it was necessary for
the wreck train to turn one car com?
pletely over. Train No. 35 which leav?
es the city at ;j.2r> a. m. was delayed
about two hours wh'lch was the only
delay to passenger trains.?Florence
SOIL SURVEY WORK.
in South Carolina foif Fiscal Tear
i Miring the fiscal year 1912, the
Cure.mi of Bolls, V. s. Department of
Agriculture, did 1,462 square miles of
detailed soil survey work in South
Carolina, bringing the total amount
of soil survey work done in the state
by tie Bureau of Soils to 11.7 7.", square
miles. The work done during the
>ear was performed in Barnweli and
('bester t ounties.
MARTIN sm n il SOME BETTER.
Physicians Entertain Hopes of Young
Lynchburg, Dee. 28.?Senator ES.
I ?. Smith's son Martin, who was se?
riously Injured on Chrlstma.* Da> b)
the accidental dischn ge of a pari":
rifle, np pears to be some better io
? i>, and his physician now ?*ntertains
>ifip< of hi '. c o\, ! |>r. McL.I. of
11. i. ' u and l I'arrant of the place
performed an opei ition on him n : ' ?
hours after 'he unfortunab acci?
dent, and found that <he ball had
balg? d In ids liver, Voui - M r,
Smith is about L'o years old, Por
tunatel) his father was at home when
t he [tecldenl occuri ? d
"I used to he troubled with a weakness peculiar to
women," writes Mrs. Anna Jonts, of Kenny, III. "For
nearly a year, I could not walk, without holding my sides.
I tried several different doctors, but i grew worse. Finally,
our druggist advised Cardui for my complaint I was so
thin, my weight was 115. Now, I weigh 163, and I am
never sick. 1 i.dt horseback as good as ever. 1 am in
fine health at 52 years."
We have thousands of such letters, and more are
arriving daily. Such earrlest testimony from those who
have tried it, surely proves the great value of this vegeta?
ble, tonic medicine, for women.
Cardui relieves women's sufferings, and builds weak
women up to health and strength. If you axe a woman,
Sve it a trial. It should help you, for it has helped a mil
:>n others. It is made from pure, harmless, herb ingredi?
ents, which act promptly and surely on the womanly organs.
It is a good tonic Try itl Your druggist sells it
Writ* to: Ladies' Advisory Dept. Chittanoofa Medidae Co*. Chartsnoat*. Tern,
tor 8p*cia( InntntcUoru. und 64 r**e book, ' Hoe* Treatment fot Woroei." sent tree, J ?
SCHOOLMASTER ARRESTED FOR
Prof. Lindsay Is Also Deacon ami
Clerk of ii Church.
Greenville, Dec. 27.--Prof. W. T.
Lindsay, principal of a common
school In Glassy Mountain township,
and a beloved deacon of a little moun?
tain church, and also clerk of this
house of worship, is still something
more than this. He is a manufac ?
turer, at least he is so termed by
agents of the internal revenue office.
For manufacturing certain prod?
ucts, to wit "licker," he has been
summoned to appear at a preliminary
hearing before United States Cum
missioner BS. M. Blythe to answer to
the charge of "ilicit distilling." This
distinguished linguist and deacon of
the church was captured last work
j by the revenue Officer during the wee
small hours of the night. With him
was another alleged "moonshiner,"
but this man by shrewd method? and
trickery managed to escape.
The blockade distillery, said to be
the property of the school teacher,
who if is said gave a portion of his
time for the advancement of educa?
tion, a part toward religious affairs
and some of his time owaru milk?
ing ' licker," is loccted in one of the
deep and treacherous vales of Glassy -
mountain, only a few hundred yards
from ?.';? school house, in fact, it is
said, that the school chddren cojld
detect the fumes of the boiling
From appearance of the still ami
surroundings, according to the offi?
cers, Prof. Lindsay or somebody **se
had been in the liquor manufactur?
ing business for some time although
it is said that the scholars or mem?
bers of the congregation had never
cast the slightest suspicion upon the
The revenue men maneuvered in
the vicinity of the still throughout
the day befOJ e the capture. They
also took delight in playing a prac?
tical joke on the professor. The
capture was made last Thursday
night, and Wednesday, the day be?
fore, the officers visited the school
house and had a lengthy but pleas?
ant conversation with the school
After the officers had secured some
desired information they left the
school house, assuring the professor
that they would call again. They did
call again, as above related and to
their surprise they were the guests
of the school master. An inspection
Was not necessary for Uncle Sam's
agents to determine that they were
\n a blockade distillery, for time and
experience had taught them this
much. The professor, it is said, re?
alized that he was in a close predica?
ment and did not attempt to make an
I explanation. An unknown man in
! dicated that he had been in wrong
; doing, by making a hasty exit through
the woods. An effort was made to
/?atch the fleeing moonshiner, but this
sly fellow demonstrated that he was
a bit too fast on his feet to be captur?
ed alive by a fellowman.
The schoolmaster war allowed free?
dom when he affixed his signature to
a bond, tat h.'s a?>pearKnee at a pre?
Tin se who have eggs and othex
farm produce that are mailable un?
der the parcels post rules should pre?
pare themselves to take advantage of
the opportunity to build up a regu?
lar trade. By having regular cus?
tomers farmers living on rural routes
can deliver their eggs, butter, saus?
age, etc, with little trouble and ex
1 . nee All that is necessary is to
procure a supply of the approved
containers for these articles and the
mail man will do the rest.
The city schools will resume Thurs
v'ay morning. >
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