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THE PICKENS SENTINELJ
Entered April 23, 1903 at Plekens, S. C. as second elass maattere umder*a ' . ' arch 3,18 79 39th Year PICKE NS. S. C.. NOVEMBER 4, 1909. Number 2 LOANS FROM BANKS Ex-President of Farmers' Union Makes Statement. COTTON HOLDING MOVE Arrangement Has Been Made By Which the Holding Movement Will Be Stiffened and Price of Cotton Reach 15 Cents. Atlanta.-Banks in Georgia have agreed to loan, upon cotton stored in Farmers' Union warehouis- in this state, a sum aggregau,; seeral mil lion dollars, to the end that the com modity thus financed may be held until the price reaches 15 cents. That was the announcement made on behalf cf the Farmers' Union by R. F. Duckworth, former state presi dent, and now chairman of the na tional executiv,e committee. Whe agrecment has actually been executed, Mr. Duc:worth says, and it will go into effect at once. The banks subscribing to the ar rangement will advance money up to a basis of 1# cents a pound vauation. For this acccmrnmodation, it is under stood, intere-st is charged on a basis of 8 per ce-It. The announcement by Mr. Duck worth ccmEs as the cul:niation of a year's effort in this direct!on. Nego tiations of various nature and extent have been under way for that length of times, gradually maturing, until an agreement was reached entirely sat isfactory to all parties. The arrangement will become ef fective at once, so that members owning cotton stored in warehouses and pressed for fr may approach the banks drsi ted by their officials and obta' fncient fuLlds to relieve thel ' ediate needs. Immediate and lasting effect ot tbe arrangemert rerfected will be to stiffen the holding movement, already well-developed in this state. ROCKEFELLER OPENS PURSE. Gives $1,0C0,00 to Fight "Hook Worm Disease" In Scuth. New York.-A gift of $1,000,000 by John D. Rockefeller to fight the "hook worm disease" has been announced at the office of the Standard Oil Coin pany here. A dozen well-known educators and scientists, selected in large part from Institutions of learning in the south, where the parasite is prevalent, were called in conference with Mr.' Rocke feller's representatives at the Stand ard Oil Company's offices at 2G Broad way, last Tuesday, and at that meet ing Mr. Rockefellers' desire to organ ize a commission 'to carry on a cam paign against the malady was dis cussed. As a result of this discus sion of the situation the e'Rockefeller Commission for the Eradication of the Hook Worm Disease" was organized. OPENING OF C. C.& G. 30,000 Attend Big Dinner Given at Spartanburg, S..C. Spartanburg, S. C.-Prominent rail road officials, as well as the mayors of all the cities in the state through which the road passes, gathered here to celebrate th1e completion of the Carolina, Clinrchtield and Ohio rail road from the coal fields of Virginia to Spartanburg. The (lay's exercises were held at the fair grounds, where speeches were made by vlsi ting mayors and others. More than 2,900 specially invited guests sat down at a barbecue served by the railroad authorities, while it is estimated that 30,000 attended the basket dinner tendered by the farm ers of this county. All the railroads entering the city operated excur-sion trains. EARTHQUAKE FELT. Several Places In California Shaken. No Damage Resulted. Redding, Cal.-A violent earth Quake shock has occurred here. Houses trembled and sleepers were awakened. The shock is said to have lasted ten seconds longer than the San Francisco earthql.uake of 1900. The quake was felt at Chico and at far north as Grant's Pass, Ore. A: midnight it was said no damage re suIted. Woman Suffrage Not Mentioned. Nashville, Tenni.-Mrs. R. WV. Mac Donell, general secretary of the wo man's board of home missions of the SIethodist Episcopal church, south, states that the woman's board, whi recently r.::t in Savannah. Ga., had been misrepresented in the statement that it had declared in favor of wo man suffrage. Mrs. MacDonlell states that the board not only did not take such action, but not one word was uttered on the subject during the en tire session. This board, she says, is a church body and devotes i-s time and attention to church and ecclesi astIcal affairs. Alabamna To Borrow Money. Montgomery, Ala--It is shown that with a balance of $60,000 in the treas itry, the state will have to borrow at least $50,000 to meet the demands of the month of November. Governor B. B. C'omnLr. -yho, under the new law, may borrow as mouch as $300,000, is negotiatin~g a loan, it is understood, to come in whcn needed. SHOT SPOUSE IN CELL. Through Prison Bars Woman Firei Pistol at Her Husband. Chicago.-Through the bars of th cell where he had been placed onl: two hours earlier gn a warrant swcrl out by her, charging abandonmen1 Mrs. Esther Levy fatally shot her hu band, Abraham Levy, a tailor. Mrs. Levy visited the cell room o the police station where her husban< was confined, and before the startle( lock-up keeper had a chance to inte: fere, shot through the bars at Levy inflicting a fatal wound. In the building at the time were i score or more of policemen. Mrs Levy had no difficulty in obtainini perm!ssion to visit her husband. Sh, stood in the corridor of the cage talk ing in a low voice to the prisoner, wh remained locked in his cell. Suddeni: she drew the revolver, which had bee1 concealed beneath her jaeket, ani fired. She was taken to the women's an nex of the station, where she becam, hysterical. When Mrs. Levy secured the war rant for her husband's arrest she tol( the magistrate Levy had neglected hi home for other women, and that shi ha: to wgrk as a saleswoman to sup port their four children. "UNWRITTEN LAW" FIGUIRES in Sensational Murder Trial in Prog ress at Moundsville, W. Va. Moundsville, W. Va.-A murde: trial exciting comment throughou this p.art of the state, in which thi sp-called "unwritten law" will figur prominenflv, was begun here, whe John Sickles, CO years old, a wealth3 fa:mer, was called to answer for th, killing of his nephew, Randolpt Ritchea, at Dallas, on August 25. Sickles, it is alleged, arriving hom< on the day of the murder, heard hi 15-year-old daughter, Mattie, scream Ing for help, and found Ritchea. ir her room. As the young man wa: leaving the house Sickles shot him. Sickles maintains that he was de fending his home. ELLIOTT WILL HANG. Governor Brown Will Not Interlere Ir His Sentence. Atlanta.-Governor Brown will nol Interfere with the execution In Trour county of J. M. Elliott, who was con. victed by t1be Troup county Jury w kiling G. L. Rivers and sentenced tc be hanged. This was announced by the gorern or, be'ng brought about by the report of the commission which was. appoint ed by Governor Brown to eaxminE into Elliott's sanity. The report was that "they found Elliott was not now insane." Elliott will hang an Friday, Novem. bei 5. PASSENGERS ROBBED. Conductor Had to Stop Train to Pur chase Trousers for Them. Bristol, Tenn.-Four passengers on the New York an<d Memphis Limited train were robbed near Chattanooga w,hile asleep in their berths. The robbers got most of their wearing ap parel and it was necessary for Con ductor Mooncy to stop his train at Sweetwater and purchase three pairs of trousers before the passengers could leave their berths, while anoth. er lost his coat and vest. Watches pocket books, etc., were missing. The theft is supposed to have beer committed In the Chattanooga yards Iwhile the Nashville sleeper in which the passengers were riding was wa!t ing to be attached to the limited trair for New York. TO WELCOME TAFT. Governor Brown Will Extend Glad Hand to Chief Executive. Atlanta.-Governor Brown will gc to Macon, accompanied by his military staff, to greet President Taft wher the chief executive arrives in Macox on his swing through Georgia. The, governor leaves Atlanta ox Tuesday and v'ill be the guest of the state fair on Wednesday. The nex1 morning he will be present at the reception to President Taft and will accompany him to Savannah, where he will be a gue:st of honor at the bil bant:uet tendered to President Taft. Will Hang December 3. lanta.-Rogers Merritt, the negr< convicted of having assaulted a 16. year-old girl on Simpson street in July, has been sentenced to hang or December 3. .His attorneys state tha1 they will make a motion for a nev trial. Merritt, it will be remembered was identified by his alleged victifr as the negro who had committed 0r her a most brutal ostrage. He wa: con:cted two months ago, but wa: gu8r::,,i a r - trial. His attorneys at teQ:;ted, v' .:t success, to prove ai ailibi. Me -Elect Officers. Macon, Gs..-At the annual e1ettor of officers of thq Grand Lodge of Ma sons of Georgia, Henry Banks. wh( has served for the past two years a: deputy grand master, was electet grand master. Other officers electe( were as follows: George Napier Monroe. deputy grand master; Rober L. Colding, Savannah, senior grant warden: N. H. Ballard, Brunswick junior grand warden; WV. A. Wollihin Macon, grand'secretary: J. M. Rushin Bnston. grand treasurer, A DISASTER AT SEA Score of Lives Are Lost In the Bay of Fundy. WRECK OF THE HESTIA It Is Reported That Only Six Persons Were Rescued From the Ill-Fated Vessel-Brave Efforts at Rescue by Fishing Craft. Eastport, Maine.-The North At'an tic's annual toll of lives and vesel has received the first tithe of the winter season from its trilbutary-the Bay of Fundy-in the loss of at least a score of lives, and the dLstruction on a shoal, inside the Old Proprietor's ledge, off Seal Cove, Grand Manan. of the Donaldson line steamer Hestia, dound from Glasgow for St. Johns and Baltimore. Four of the victims-your.g Scotch laddles-were passengers on the ill fated steamer. and the others were members of thc crew. Capt2in New men and twenty or more members ol the crew were last seen in a ship's boat which was being tosscd on a stormy sea. Of the forty persons who were aboard the steamer when she piled up on the shoal, only six are .positive ly known to have been saved. They were forced to cling to the wreck, shifting thcir precarious positions of ten as the steamer was tossed by the great seas. It was several hours before life savers were able to man their boats and reach the stranded vessel. When rescued, the survivors were in a weakened state after their fourteen hours' ordeal. A heavy northwesterly gale is be lieved to have been responsible for the Hestia's fate. In the face of the gale nearly a score of fishing craft went to the res cue of the wrecked steamer. One by one, however, they were forced to turn back after answering the signals of the Hestia. Finally life-savers were able to get to the Hestia, and, after considerable difficulty, succeed ed in taking off the six men. The vessel is a total wreck. TO PREFER CHARGES. North Alabama Presbytery and Pro hibition Question. Anniston, Ala.-The action of the North Alabama Presbytery in adopt ing resolutions at their annual ses sion here declaring ihi favor of the proposed prohibition amendment to Alabama's constitution is to be made the subject of charges preferred against the presbytery before the Ala bama Presbyteian Synod and the general assembly of the Presbyterian church, it is said. This was an nounced by Rev. W. I. Sinnott, stated clerk of the presbytery, who asserts that the action of the presbytery violates the constitution of that body in thatt the resolution is of a political nature and is prohibited. The resolutions declare the subject of the proposed prohibition amend ment to be a moral rather than a po litical issue and non-partisan. Many Immigrants Injured. Fort Wayne, Iad.-In a collislEn be tween a west-bound immigrant train an-d an east4kound freight train at Tocsin, on the Chicago and Erie rail road, thirty-five immigrants--men, women and children-were injured. some of them perhaps fatally. The air brakes of the f'reight train failed to work, and it plowed into the im migrant train, which was standing teltscoping one coach and ditching some others. Pagilists Sign For Fight. New York.-Jack Johnson and James J. Jeffries--for the negro in sisted thrM as present chalpion his name should go first--sign&d artIcles in New York binding them to fight forty-five cr more rounds to a finish not later than July 5, 1910, before the club offering the best financial induceinent, the winner to take a -side bet of $10.000, and 75 per cent.J of the purse, the loser to take 25 per' cent. Diamond Theft on Ocean Liner. Savannah, Ga.-While passengers were held on board the Ocean Steam ship Company's steamer City of Sa vannah as it reached its dock here, Officers conducted a search for dia monds and money which it was said disappeared from the' belongings of several passengers after the steamer left New York on the trip to Savan -nah. Several susrects were interro gated, but no arrest wvas made. Girls Forbidden to Wear Rats. Nashiville, Tenn.--That popular -pompadours interfere with the duties: of the telephone operators Is the opin ion of WV. N. Blyers, local manager of the Cumrberland Telephone and Tele graph Company, who has isssed a "re tquest" that they discontinue the use -of big rats In their coiffures. The re quest does not meet with the approvai of the girls. F|ight~ of 44 Minutes. Potsdam.-Captain Englehart, a -pupil of Orville Wright, made a flight lasting 44 minutes and 30 seconds. ' This is the longest flight unaccom 'panied, thst has been made by a THE SEABOARD PROPERTY. More Than $12,000,000 Cash Will Be Turned Over to Owners. New York.-At a meeting of the board of directors of the Seaboard Air Line Railway arrangements were perfected for receiving the property. which is to be turned over by the re ceivers at midnight on November 3. C. H. Hix, general manager, was des Ignated to receive and receipt for the railroad, real estate and all physical properties of the Seaboard Air Line skstem in behalf of the board of di-. reetors. All moneys, funds and securities will be turned over to the treasurer, Robert L. Nuft, and the secretary, D. C. Porteous, who were authorized to receipt for the same. A special committee of the board was appointed to fill the existing va cancies in the organization, including that in the office of president. The amount of cash which will be turned over to the railway by the re ceivers and by the reorganization com mittee, being largely the proceeds of the securities recently sold, will amount to mor4 than $12,000,000. The company will start bu6iness free of all floating' debt and with a considerable balance in the treasury after the pay ment of all receivers' certificates and other current obligations. TRIPLE MURDER. Slayer Hurried Away In Auto to Pre vent Mob Violence. Kansas City.-James McMahon has confessed he murdered his sisters, Miss Rose McMahon and Mrs. Alonzo Van Royen, on a farm near Kansas City, Kan., a few days ago. A long standing farnify quarrel caused the tragedy. McMahon kflled Van Roy en In a wood and later went to the Van 'Royen home and shot his sis ters. Fearing mob violence by a throng gathered about the county jail after the confe3sion, the authorities rished the murderer and his brother, Patrick McMahon, and Patri4k Lamb, a farm hand, who are held as witnesses in the case, to the Kansas state peniten tiary at Lansing in automobiles. The crieb of the mob were heard within the jail and the prsoners begged pitiously to be taken to a place of safety. They were slipped quietly out of the jail before the crowd was aware of their departure. James McMahon took sole respon sibility for the crime. In his verbal confession he especially exhonorated his brother, whom he feared the offi cers would charge with complicity I. the crimb. VICTORY FOR UNION4STS. John Dumphreys Wins Fight In Bye Election. London.-The bye-election in the Bermondsey division of Southwark, a parliamentary borough of London, re sulted in a sweeping victory for the unionists. John Dumphreys, union st, won'the three-cornered fight witb a plurality of 987. The vote was as follows: Dumphr ys, 4,278; S. L. Hughes, liberal, 3,~ 1; Dr. A. Salter, socialist, 1,435. The unionist victory Is considered a severe blow to the supporters of the budget, as all along this election was expected to afford a good best of the feeling in London and the coun try, generally on the impending strug gle in parliament. Three Times Found Guilty. Statesboro, Ga.-For~ the third time a jury has returned a verdict of guilty with recommendation in the case of Joe Woods, after being out two hours. Woods was charged with murder of Wink Mikell, a young white man, near Rocky Ford, on December 21, 1907. He had been twice convicted prior to this and granted a new trial each time. The counsel for the de fendant announce that the case will be fought to the last ditch. Roosevelt 51 Years Old. Oyster Bay, N. Y.-Some of the Oyster Bay neighbors who keep birth day books, were reminded that their dis'nguished fellow townsman, Theo dore Roosevelt, id# just 51 years old Monday. In a recent magazine arti cle he speaks of himself as "an elder ly gentleman, whose varied past in cudes rheumatism.'' Bride 71 Years; Groom 75.. Berkeley, Cal.-Evading her chil dren andl grandchildren, Mrs. Rebecca Walworth, 71 years old, was quietly married to Paul P. Chamberlain, a San Francisco contractor, 75 years old. Members of Mrs. Chamberlain's, family admitted that opposition would have developed had the aged woman disclosed her intentions. Big Sum For Taxes. New York.-New York city's tenta tive budget has been announced at city hall, and amounts to $163,049,000., which, with the appropriation to the dock department of $2,821,932, and mandatory increases deducted, shows a net increase in the budget over last year cf less than $1,000O,000, the small est increase, it is said, in many years. Diaz Sues For Libel. New York.-Actionl for libel on be half of Presidlent Diaz. of Mexico, aafnst Carlo de Fotnaro, author of a book enItitled "Dlaz. the Czar er Mexco," h'is been begun in the court ,. eneoral essions. COME TO GREEN Railroad Fare Refunded Within J Fare One Way [Here is[~ Buy $25 worth for cash, all f and part at another, within thr chants named below. Not nec Get Rebate Book with first pi corded and when $25 worth is book to Secretary of Retail Me of Railroad Fare.. Buy From A China, Glassware, Etc. Gilreath-Durham Co. Drugs and Sundries. Bruce & Doster Drug Co. Dry Goods, Notions, Etc. J. Thos. Arnold Co. Barr's Dry Goods. R. L. R. Bentz. Hobbs-Henderson Co, Hovey Smith. C. D. Stradley & Co. Furniture, Etc. L. A. James. Symmes-Browning Co. E. S. Poole. Buggies, Wagons,, Etc. Marklcy Hardware & Manufacturing Co. R. N. Tannahi!l Co. If you don't undersfan4 Information C G-110010V Retell JOHN WO( O1c over smil & Bristow. C Duel to Death by Soldiers. Matamoras, Mex.-T he bodies of two Mexican soldiers were found in the suburbs of Matamoras, and it is - supposed that they killed each other. Two dagger wounds were found inNe HihRc the body of one, while a bullet fromBeg a pistol. killed, the other. When found, one of the men still had a dag ger firmly grasped in his hand, while DECEMBER ( a pistol was found near the other body. There were no witnesses to' Senstional Bullish the affair, and Reports T Central Bank Sold. Holding For Hi Macon, Ga.-The Central Georgia 10,000,000 Bales bank, with its belongings, stock and New Tork.-Ther accounta, has been sold by local own- ued excitement in ezs to the principal owners of the with prices again Citizens' National bank in this c'ity. records, and most o W. J. Ms.ssee took in the property for the Citizens' National at a bid of sellng abv 14o 104%.. The bank has operated manypotthtpaer years, with Robert H. Brown as pres- ot tihat pricersB idnt. It goes into the hands of a western prices. Ber strong new concern. ing aggressive buy. Ito's Assassin Identified. Decembe andMayon. Harbin, Manchuria.-The assassin147anMy1. of Prince Ito has been identified as Two prominent s Inchan Angan, a former e-ditor of a have issutedtestimat newspaper at Seoul. at 10,520,0eo, comn He said that he was one or an or-yerscm ria ganization of twenty Koreans who had 800,00 b omales taken an oath that they would kill the SO00bls Japanese statesman. WEALTHY WO! The assassin used dum-dum bullets, which had been poisoned with cyanide. Found Dyi,ng In H $25,000,C00 Spent on Road. Jcsonville, Fa New York.-The sum of $25,000,000 csfonille,toa; will be spert by the New York Cen- ceuch ar o eo tral lines in 1910 for new equipment. foudhding of her The contracts include .32T locomotives, gon hotel, by her 197 passenger cars, 17.850 freightDrE..Bak, ars, and 105,000 tons of steel rail,s. Drccomp. ank er,h 'he American Locomotive Company room across the I secured the locomotive building con- short time later. tract. Mrs. Beauchafna Wesleyan Endowmnert Fund,. the late John L. Be Macon, Ga.-The Wesle~yan endow-:e fte oi ment fund went .above th $.j5 000 ol,and hadt eenhy mark in the reports made in the an-. l,adhdbe nex at Mulberry Street Methodist se tame razo beong hurch before a crowd of enthusias- uished rad en tic friends. The campaign in Macon absence has closed and the movement will.' now be carried to the stats.at-large, W C. T. U. ELE4 where $200,000 will be asked.. To Run Trains By 'Phone. Bod Givsomanl Richmond. Va.--It is und(e:s'tod Omaha, Neb.-Th that the Ath:ntic Coast ine. R:on- aTeprneU ond, Fred ricksburg and Potomac, 'convetinpere, ha Saboard Air Line aind t hesapeake byoneto hre ag and Ohio railroads have signed an gemnt reor asman agreement to substitute the telephone en ooano for telegraphy in the operation of. elTed followigl :rans.of ~1aine, presiden iGord)one of Illino.is, ILLE TO TRADE! Tadius of 40 Miles; Paid for distance Over 40 Miles. he Plan: t one time, or part at one time, )e months from any of the mer essary to buy all at one store. irchase, have each purchase re" entered in Book take or send rchants' Association for amount ny of Thes: Clothing. Hall Brothers. J. 0. Jones & Co. L. Rothschild. Smith & Bristow. Stewart, Anderson & Merritt. Jewelry, Etc. , Bruns-McGee Co. Lumber, Etc, Oregon Lumber Co. Office Supplies. Seybt-Lanford Co. Millinery, Coat Suits. TThe Ayers Co. Shoes. Americus Shoe Co. Henderson-Ashmore Co. Pride, Patton & Tillman. 1, write the Secretary. eerfully Given. )D, SEC'RY. or. Isln and Waslitn Steets. large; Mrs. Frances P. Parks, of IU sE nois, 'corresponding secretary; Mrs. ~KESR Elizabeth Preston Andersion, of North -- Dkota, recording secretary; Mrs. Sa-. rd. rics Aainran Hoge,- of Virginia, assistantre Hutchnson,of Illinois, treasurer. OTTON 4.47 Clemny Shown y Taft. ~Qfl~I 1.47 WashIngton-PresIdent Taft has Estmets .~op commuted to three years the seven year - sentence imposed upon Thomas dat Planters Are W. Harvey, a subordinate connected her -Prices.-over with the wrecked Enterprise National Nedcted, bank at Alleghaney, Pa. The cashier of this bank killed himself, and some e has been contin- of the chief conspirators escaped pun the cotton market, ishment on technicalities. aking new - high _____ fthe active months Half Million for Yale. ents on sensgtional Wilkesbarre, Pa.-Yale university 'the crops and re- medical department is left over $500, were holding for 000 in the will of the late Dr. Levi L th southern and Shoemaker, of this city, which has credited with be- just been probated. The money will ars at times, be paid over at the death of Dr. Shoe sold as high as maker's widow. authern authorities j Fought Duel on Street. es of the crop, one Brooksville, Ky'-Following a street ,00and wth lte duel in which twenty-five shots were rparfgbwt 1ast fired, John Hamilton, a farmer, was :rpo bu 3-shot from his horse while riding, -' through the main street of Brookstille ~AN UICIES. The shootinlg was caused by a political ANS CDE. argument-. er oma Iak Short, He Killed Hin~ief, " la.' Hotel. INew York.-Ratther than face a -Wit er throat A. shortage of several thousand ills ton, Ma., absA in his accounts, William H. Pardy, oon, Mass. Awa- manager of the Grosvenor hotal, wom roomin he ra-mitted suicide by swallowing' cyanide private physIcian, o oah ,f New York, who o oah re and occupied a ' Last of Union Generals. all. he ded a Burlington, Vt-General Oliver 0. ras he wdow o aord, last of the Union command aiuchain, pat own- era of- the Cii-Wuar, died at his home erveRemey, nI this dity. Heart disease was the Sews34 years cause of the noted soldier's death. in b,ad health for Be was 79 years old. nitting suicide she _____ ing to Dr. Banker, FIRE AT FITZGERALD. ured during his Explosion of Gasoline Causes Lose -.of $12O,000. T OFFICERS. Pitzgerald, Ga.-Fire here, whizfl .originated from an explosion of gaso Encouragement to line in a tailoring establishment, de uffrage. strayed the Grier- block, on Pine e Women's Christ- street, causing a loss of $12,000. and ion, which~heid its injured two firemen. It is believed s gone unanimous- that a negro, who attempted to light ving little encour- the gasoline stove, with the flame3 suffrage, on, also lost his life. icers have been The fire for several hours threat kn M. N. Stevens, ened the entire business section and t; Miss Anna M. was only checked after heroic efforts .ic presientat by' firemen and citizens.