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Election Returns aSweiod4
Coluniin, Special.-lcbg g
the official returns as tabulate& an4
declared by the State bqi' a
vassers, the total vote for the emo'
cratic electoral iiclet at the election
of November 3, 190-8, was 62,289; for
the Ilepicinim li-ket, 3,847; fOr the
Independence League ticket 43, and
for the Sociaist ticket 101. This is
a ttal vote of about. 67,000, slight
ly more thani half the total number
of votes east in the Democratic pri
mary election in August.
The Har eput liepublican vote -was
cast in Oranzeburg county, 405, 'ih
Cha lstt second, 347; ea 1rtf
third, 272; Richland, fourth,'t3O;
Berkeley,- fift h, 235.
The largest I)emocratic vote was
east by Spartanburg, 4.162; with
Greenville seeond, 2,774; Orangeburg,
third 2,687; Lexington fourth, 2,508,
and Ai.;derson Laurens and Marion
each Casting over two thousand votes
for the DNeinocratic ticket.
Electorial Vote by Counties.
Dem. Rep. Ind. Soc.
Abbeville .. .1,481 9 1
Aiken ..... ..1,990 48 48
Anderson .. ..2,099
Bamberg .. .. 848 33
Barnwell j. ..1,407 88
Beaufort .. .. 522 272
Berkeley .. .. 609 235 2
Calhoun .. ... 669 54 2
Charleston. ..1,814 347 7 26
Cherokee .. ..1,506 66
Che .er .. ....1,368 37
Chesterfleld ..1,458 47
Clarendon. .. .1,091 62
Colleton .....1,399 91
Darli:gton. ..1,279 21
Dorehester .. 883 103 5
Ed"n-ld .. ..1,097 8
Fairfield .. .. 830 12 2
Florence .. ..1,460 28 3 7
('eorgelown . 544 1OS 1
Groetiville.. ..2,774 176 7 28
(4reviwood .. 1,765 18 10
111Il1m )toni . ..1,138 , . .
Ilorry .. .. ..1,247 *56
Keishaw .. ... 922 45 1
Laneaster .. ..1,729 55 2
Latirens .....2,160 61 1
Lee 9...........963 58 1
Lexington .. ..2,508 80 1
Mariin .......2,007 91
Marlboro .. .. 916 16
Newhepry .. ..1,681 44 1
Ovone. .. ....1,126 172 2
Orangeburg ..2,687 405 1
Pickens .....1,241 5nl
Richland .. ..1,750 236 3 18
Saluda. .......385 8 1 1
Spartauburg .. 4,162 225 5,
Sumter .. .....1,228 175 3
Union .. .. ..1,389 49
Williamsburg .1,550 180
*Total.... ..2,289 3,847 45 97
Killing Breaks up Fish Fry.
A bbeville, Special.--A negro wb-'
mant namfedl Adamis was placed in jail
bere charged with killing another nec
gro womian named Hall at Monterey.
in this county. The negro women of
a church in that section were giving
ui fish fry for the benefit bf the pas-'
tor, and among the attendants ont
these divine services was a gaily
diressed gentiman of color, one of the
leadling society men in a' nearby town.
rThe wvomeni, quite naturally, had a
little difficulty among themselves as
to who should show the gentleman
into supper and ''do the honors.''
As a result a general fight took pJlace'
jrn which the Hall woman wats stabbed
to defath. The ,woman Adams was
sev\er,lv eut and six or eight others
mhore or less severely wounded. Thle
.society man escaped during the fes
Spartanburg Store Robbed.
. artanburg, Special.--The cloth
ing store of the Floyd L. Liles Comn
panIy on wvest Main street wvas enter
ed by, protfessional burglars here
some time Wednesday night and rob-,
bed if goodls amounting in 'value to
several hundred dollars. They sen
ter4d a door at the rear of the build-'
ing by removing the lock by use Q
a brace and bit and lifted from tl
hinges a second door encountered. ~
Breaking up Blind Tigers.
-. Aiken, Speial.-Vigilent efforts
are. .bei na made by the -constabulaey
ofliers of this county in 'a effsut
to break up thf blind tigers. t 4tdye
allised to ithe ' Edisto riVO
T m osw. The s ea Otto, S 8 A
D~jI. H. W ,retained h
EI ast week - etitt's ,b
~ wls~1theys ma sunteesiggl
,.r' it t a large o
iif be new,
i, dy. t p id a vigt
FarUers Aro 4AiM to Med
Columibird, . spe sI q uperinte*'
dent of Educati6:% rtin has sent
to the county supeii%iendents - of
education a letter-aljng attentiorr
t'o the reqtesti of the teoantry life
commission' with regard to the dis
:-ussion of queit%ons sent out by the
commission and.adding some sugges
Lions of his own.- 'Ihat meetings'be
held for the "coqtsderation of' these
questions is suggested by the commis
sion and Mr. Martin adds..-hat these
weetings, if lield, nAight also serve
ither good purposes. His letter is
November 23, 1908.
To the Comity Superintendents of
Education: Ailoiv, me to call your
attention to the regucst of "the com
mission on country life" that patron
of schools hold meetings before De
oember 5 to discuss the questions
named by said comniission. . Such
meetings will acepmpish a great
amount of good. Whenever the peo
ple begin to con5ider questions which
vitally aff6et. their life and interest,
good results will be forthcoming.
In addition to discussions suggest
ed these meetings might be returned to
practical account by starting move
ments for new school buildings. local
taxes and libraries. Hundreds of
libraries should be established or en
larged within the iext month. Many
'of the library books treat the sub
jects now being considered by the
commission. Please urge your teach
ers and trustees to send in their
orders for libraries before the close
of the year. Orders coning in after
January 1 will have to wait for an
other legislative appropriation. If
you have not sent in your supple
mentary report please do so at oace.
0. B. MARTIN,
State Superintendent of Education.
After Federal Prisoner.
Columbia, Special.-Governor An
sel telegraphed Governor Hoke Smith
)f Georgia, requesting him to hold
James Boulware, a Federal prisoner
in the United States prison at At
lanta, whose term is about expired
and who is wanted in Fairfield coun
ty, this State on the charge of mur
der. The request is made at the sug
gestion of Sheriff Hood, of Fairfeld.
Boulware was sent to the Federal
prison on the charge of robbing the
mails, and it is said that while out
6n bond in this ease lie killed a ne
Zro in Fairfleld, and a true bill has
been found against him by the grand
Expenses of Election are now Being
Columbia Special.-Practically all
of the bills for the November general
election have been filed with Comp
tr'oller General Jones only one .or two
rounties being out. It is thought 'that
there will be a small remainder after
all of the bills are paid, but, ini
eludinag the newspaper advertising,
the general election cost about $24,
1)00. There was an appropriation of
$4,000 for advertising the election
notices in the newvspalpers and the gen
eral assembly appropriated $20,400
for the election.
Monument to Qonfederates.
Edgefleld, Special.-The . monument
erected by the D)aughters of the Con
federacy to the unknown dead buried
here was unveiled Thursday after-.
noon. Rev. T. P. Burgess opened the
exercises with prayer, and introduced
Dr. C. E. Burtis, wvho delivered an
eloquent address. Mr. Simkins read
an original poem, ''nnon' by
Rev. Mr. Burgess. Four Daughters
then unveiled the shaft. The entii'e
exercises were beautiful and appro
Five Prisoners Escape.
GLexir)gton, Special.--Tuesday morn
ing about 8 q'elock '(he entire force
of hands on the county chain gang,
which Is leilted in the Dutch Fork,
near Wyse's Tecrry,smade a dash for
liberty' and six out of twenty-six
prisoners succeeded in making their
escape, and up to a late hour at night
had not been captur.ed. Particulars
are mleagre, anid nothing definite has
.Terrible Tragedy at Winona.
'Florence, Special.-News. has .inst
reached this eisty of a terrible tragedy
'thic~ txiquered at Winona, *in the
ea.Sstein $60ti6il of the eog1ri ?. John
Haynea ahi$e farmet-, 4ing on
1r. N4ath4n Oibson's jntation,
jdile a despierate attempt kill his
~qte and whole family vw a -Shot
m, Henry Moore, :wbog ent to
yh~ assistate' was he 1~te, leg
~ ~esy. ho then tr)(Vbe gun
hsele and ble oi* 1t raihs
Railroads ll igni c' mprovements lllC.ostilglillions o'A
Dollars---lNainlrospeiy ssoiaion,, HavIji
Fro a II'ill1 ver the countr haHven coeH Jeprt ofi reo ei of
W/h/ile onllEly aishortEhilelaoisll rni onllhllt ie .
-/panibi to [xnmiEltfionpM of dollars ulponl Imrveet.Mierll;hal
bee r losnin u o t e monllm aetilililll s illhat llunds to curry on the
Cpgrespoildents!send In glow i lglrpolslofc lnitisIn alli t he
mat--tuhS eason's.cleverestNcrthwy enpti the NewtlYorkheas.
Oailroa silan Gigaentc oftimprovement C tin g Miliions ofgie
Intedllardens- eNational Prosperity Association, ofavingUls
t cran Etur of prmosepriyd ts eounotlyiniatprei to
swfyromtalliove thecountry hae ok o e porsuofteropn of
factrs atrtn otr m ry t o
t h e~ ~ e m p l oeme n o f t h u a dBf e n o e th o h ae r h a d i m o t h
Ralradil ny atwile agpoem entssr runing on ihaofntime
Wt heyZ4'Gu, are rh w-thor anrer itvn matoe nt toral
who aply.r Work t D Disbans.
Theacrain aretfuelngteAadnikeoih of prosperity iseounlniated e
plingnw tof expa ilst ofdwerepokmroeet.Ter a
giatcProjlletcopltry ae ombe hretsofthly. enngo
fCtorespoferdentsonend .of geslown. reporingo chiioin tells the
temufctumgentretosa nd the Notenst, then woh he hast,
eveyhere there ashrt his o mtter tiere igonhlie
onytey postie rushdec ofithern amre,iigpoment toitosi ie
iniheadisae fein the anliletPhorosperity andiain o t Lores
Itlairng to e.en mimons, fxpolasedupon nimatpronspTeret has
seenftlsening,u the isnomoe marke o that fugnsai to dryo. h
gigwti pofet contepedk r Thto h owsediy
inerwnc hreaE vsig d fherncies. ete i e
Oahnegitive e.vi-deeofrt e he cUntiecdtiIsteenpoa
eivenb the IntentotNational thrtoneided Asoiti,ofeet. Lo,00,00
soodof Opetrtine .Ptheres drn more porkfothe .onena,in the o -
we.ek indicated a general opening up nongahela Valley.:
of work everywhere in that industry. The Schoen Steel Company, of
The force at the Riverside Pottery at Pittsburg, announced that it would
Wheeling, W. Va., has been greatly take on 300 more men and spend $1,.
fncreased, and the .frm is getting or- 500,000 in improvements.
ders in a steady stream. The National Tube Works, of Mc
The Df'esden Pottery is w.orking at Keesport, Pa., placed its plant on full
full force. The Klondike Pottery will time.
have no slack time this winter, its The Westinghouse Electric Company
employEe, baving all they-can do. The put all its departments on .full time.
Sebring P'ottery, at Sebring, 0., has The Republic Iron and Steel Comn
had the b,ust%st Novem ber it has pany, of Pittsburg, ordered every'one
known in years. It is expected that of ItO furnaces run to full capacity.
the American China Company, of TO- Every spindle in the cotton mills of
ronto, will .operate steadily to the Midham. and '1'ew London counties,
year's end. Conn., has been start4d up, and the
The Union Auffalo Cotton Mills, of mills are rushed with orders.
Union, S. C., which is said to operate The American Woolen C'ompany's
more lootns than any other textile mills at Moosup. Conn., are'prepar
corporation in .the South, .reopived ing to run full time, after a bad' pe
such a rush ot orders that it will be riod in which less than half time was
obliged to run .all of 'its three in- worked.
inense plants to their fullest e.apacity. The Michigan Lake Superior Power
This sets golnhg 17,000 spindles and Company, of Chicago, which suspend
800 looms, which were idle during ed because of the financial conditions,
the summer. . The mills employ 2000 started to reorganize, and it is expect
men and wonien. - ed to resume within a few weeks.
The Fates & .Jenlcs Miachine Coin- Mills of the International Paper
Nany, of Pawtucket, R. ., employing Company, at Berlin, N. HI., idle fo*
490 hands, began ork~ig On a fity- three 'months, ,zeopened with a re.
t*ve-hour-a-week - chedtgle. The fac- duced force.
tory had been running on half time. J. D. Farrell, of Seattle, Wash.
The Easton &s Burnhp,m Machine- representative of E. H. Harriman,. in
Company, of Pawtusket, I. I.,'started the Pacific Northwest, has been called
its factory on full time, after running to New York. . Financiers and con
on short time during the sumnmer. It tractors ## that railr*oad construc
emiploys 200 men. tion work on a' scale heretofore un
Lumbermen of Tittonm Ga., report known is about to be inaugurated in
that all the mills are: booked with the Pacific. Northwest. The North
enough orders to kee them going Coast, Chicago, Milwaukee and St.
full tilt for three mo,45' Some' are Paul and Harriman system are the
declining orders until~ febc 1. 'three factors in the spending of mill.
The Amnerican. TobgccO Company ions for a dominapt p9sitiQn in Pu
agreed to take sevent* ftye per cent, get Sound and Northwest Coast..
of the 60.000,000 p.i,t4of tobacco Offioials of the Lackawanna Rail.
of the Buirley Lea '1alo Society, road anno'unced that improvements
TJhe deal Involves .$10.4;'000. costing $25,000,000 will be begun
After a dhuit-doW f-six months, soon. Plans have been drawn for the
the Illinois 8 ny reopened .extension of the road to Chidago. The
four of its 'Da ~ ~~t Chicago, electrification of the- suburban lines is
700 men bein ju Vrk.S Seeral contemipiat.
s.dditiobal fur qf.'euiring, 600 Generai 'thd eh1pient of curren
mneh,.wib blb taee- .47 gold~ silyd to financial 'insti.,
t en, inclid$t tit6#s, districts begins-to den
10ft&~ lei tl.t1RIock Z lno~ oyeinbherin accord wihtl
b$ V Coie~6~6fthe. ,*lao g'o ottde and thle receipio
motie Wi 'd the, tu O0 abr'oad Q99 gr'aItndO.
*ORel(o on eta to~z tln
at~to o Q0006 1 - 0
.ALL _ A t~
Alleged Agreement Over the
Control of 'he Pedfic
4AYBE WAR TALK WILL ENIP
States and Japan Have Ar
at Definite Mutual Progrant
gards the Attitude or Polcy
att Problems That May Arise
Washington, Special.-Despite offl-'
cial'eticenee, ifonation from re
liable sou e's' has been obtained o.
an agreement ' of far reaching isa
krtance betwebn. -the United State
and Japan covering the policy of the,
two. countries in the Pacific.
The agreement is based dlpon the
idea of endouraging and - defending
free and peaceful commercial de
velopment in the Pacifle. It contains
not only a mutual guarantee to re
spect each other's territorial pos
seRtions there,- but defines the attitude
of the two dounties towards China,.
binding each 'to defend by every''
peaceful means China's independence
and integrity, and to give equal com
mercial .opportunity in the Chinese
empire 'to all nations. But more im
portant still the agreem'ent in the
event of complications -threatenin
the status quo, binds the Uni
States and Japan to consult eack
other with a view to acting together..
Articles of Agreement.
The agreement has been drawn up
in the form of a declaration and con
sists of five article. of which the
following is an accurate and .faithful
description: The first article gives.
expression to the wish of the two.
governments to encourage the free
and peaceful development of their
commerce in the Paciflc. The seoond J
is a mutual disclaimer of an aggres
sive design, and contains also a,
definition of the policy of jach gov
ernment, both as directed to the
maintenance of the existing status'
quo in the Pacific and the defene of
the principle of equal opportunity
for commerce and industry in China.
The third article contains a state
ment of the consequent "firm'' re
ciprocal resolution of each govern
ment, each to represent the territorial'
possession in the Pacific of the other.
In the fourth article the' United'
States and Japan Express their . de
termination "in the common interest
of all.powers" in China to support'
"by all peaceful means at their dis
posal" the independence and in
tegrity of China and the principle of
equal commercial and industrial
opportunity for all nations in the em
pire. The' fifth article mutually
pledges the two governments, in the
case of "the occurrence of any event
threatening the status quo, as aabove
described, or the principle of equal'
opportunity.. as above defined"' to
communicate with each other for the
purpose of arriving at a mutual'
understanding with regard to the
mneasures they may consider it usefuT
mtchcock for Cabinet.
Hot Springs, Va.. Special.-Frank
H. Hitchcock has been offered and
has accepted the position of Post
master General in the Taft Cabinet
that is to be. The officeial announce
ment of this conclusion regarding the
first Cabinet selection of President
elect Taft, will doubtless not be made'
until Mr. Taft has completed his Cab
inet, at which time it will' be an
nonneed en bloc. Because of this
view of the situation no expression- '
regarding the selection of Mr. Hitch- '
cock was obtained for publication
from either Mr. Taft or the Repub
lican national chairman. There wvere
many reasons, it was pointed out, why
it was expedient that Mr. Hitcheock's
status,shoiuld be fixed, at least so far
as the principals are concerned, and"
a complete understanding is knowrm
tp exist between them. As chairman+
of the Republican national committee
Mr. Hitchcck became more familiar
than any other persons with the poli
tical phase .of questions likely to
arise at the beginning of the Taft
administration, and the knowledge"
he gain'ed regarding the personnel of
the party will be of great service to'
Mr. Taft throughout his administra
Plunges Oft Memphis Bridge.
Meiniphis, Tenn., Special.-W. - B.
Kimball, of this city. unable, it is~
said, to choose between his wife ands
Miss f'ora Acton, a, young woman o
Elvondale, Ala., ,with whom it is al
ledged he had' 'becorte oenamored,.
jumjed rom tJ' %fempll "bridge
.hi ~6,bdy being