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Ticket Was Very Long, and Count Was
Necessarily Slow in All
Birmingham, Ala.-Oscar W. Under
wood triumphed over Richmond P.
Hobson in the contest before Demo
cratic primaries throughout the state j
?for the nomination to the United
iStates senate. Owing ^ td^jUie com
(plexity and length of the ballots com
plete returns were slow in coming in.
The protracted struggle for the norn
inatlon between tho two distinguished
candidates terminated with a record
breaking vote by Alabama Democrats.
Interest in the contest for the short
term in the United States senate, the
nomination of ten congressmen, a gov
ernor and other state and county offi
cers also brought thousands to the
Mobile, Ala.-Mobile and south Ala
bama polled the heaviest vote In years.
The total in Mobile county will reach
6,000. Underwood swept south Ala
bama. Comer, for governor, led Kolb
in the country precincts, but Kolb took"j
a wide lead in the city. Henderson
and Seed were not in the running
Mr. Underwood made the following
"I am thoroughly satisfied with the
primary election. The splendid ma
jority given me in the state I attrib
ute to the magnificent work that my
friends have done for me in my ab
sence. The result I feel is a personal
vindication and a distinct approval of j
my remaining in Washington and at
tending to my official duties. But af
ter all is said, the final conclusion
must be that it is more of a victory
for fundamental Democratic principles
than for myself,"
Every Effort Will Be Made to Expe
dite New System.
Washington.-Every effort will be
exerted by the federal reserve bank
organization committee to have all
hanks expedite the formal steps acc
essary to put thu new; currency sy??
9 ? of the committee, appar
entaBM^o no oxpectution that there
wilfl^pany financial crisis to face
requiring the assistance to banks
which the resrve system will pro
vide, but they are particularly anxious
to have the twelve reserve banks in
the field when crop moving time comes
around next fall. They hope to be
able at that time to demonstrate how
easily and quickly the reserve sys
tem will take care of a situation which
in previous years lias caused financial
.worry, and which last fall led to di
rect loans from the United Stages
treasury to national banks in the farm
ing regions.
Under the new law the several steps
to be taken by the banks might be de
layed so that there would be little
chance of setting the reserve banks
up before autumn, but if the banks
respond promptly there is little rea
son to believe that the organization
will be deferred much longer.
"Mr. K. F. Shah" Representing China
Washington.-"Mr. K. F. Shah," as
the new Chinese minister, prefers to
register himself in token of China's
acceptance of American ideas, arriv
ed in Washington from N?w York,
with nineteen of his suite. In the usual
course the state department will be
advised in a day or two of the arrival
of the minister and the president will
designate some afternoon when the
newcomer will be receive dat the
white house. One of the first matters
that will claim tho minister's attention
is a report of the American engineer,
C. D. Jameson, upon the great recla
mation project alnog the Huai river.
Thia involves the raising of a loan of
$20,000,000 in this country and in ar
ranging for this transaction Minister
Shah will have the benefit of the act
ive support of tlie American Red Cross
Aviation Fatal to 38 in Three Months.
Washington.-Death levied a heavy
toll on aviators for the first three
months of this year. Between January
1 and April 1 thirty-eight men lost
their lives through the'uncertainty ol
air currents or the failure of their fly
ing machines. The United States, with
five killed, stands fourth on the list,
which France heads with ten dead,
France has more aviators than any
nation in the world. Germany los!
eight, Great Britain seven. Turkey
lost three and ChUe, Spain, Argentine
Switzerland, and Italy one each.
Wilson's Views on Justice.
Washington.-President Wilson an
nounced the principle that is guiding
him in the selection of public aerv
ants. He said he did not believe ir
choosing men who would decide ques
tions in a certain way, but would se
lect those whom ?he knew to be jus
and fair. The president remarked tha
to him it seemed justice was the hard
est thing in U?e world to obtain ant
t'mt it required more courage thai
?ny olher ono thing. Mr. Wilson wai
discussing hiB appointment of Prof
.Winthrop M. Daniels.
Mr. Lansing has been appointed by
President Wilson to succeed John Bas
sett Moore as counselor for the depart
ment of state. His home is at Water
town, N. Y.
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Federal Reserve Board Cannot Be Ex
pected to Reverse Itself,
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+ Where Banks Will Be Located. +
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+ Washington.-The cities se- +
+ lected for regional banks are: +
+ Boston New York +
+ Philadelphia Cleveland +
+ Richmond Atlanta +
<f ?hicago St. Louis +
+ Minneapolis Kansas City +
+ Dallas, Tex. San Francisco. ?
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Washing? on.-There was every indi
cation that the announcement pf the
reserve districts and cities by fhe re
serve bank organization committee had
given the signal lor a determined
'struggle upon the/part of several cit
ies which" were disappointed to over
turn the committee on the decision
a?d bring about a redistricting of the
country, or at least a change in the
reserve cities named.
Under the law the decision of the
organization committee is not subject
to review except by the federal reserve
board. This board probably- will not
be named by President Wilson for sev
eral weeks, but in the meantime it ls
believed that those disappointed with
the committee's announcement will
bend every effort toward paving the
way for changes. It was pointed oui
that both Secretary of the Treasury
McAdoo and Comptroller of the Cur
rency Williams of the organization
committee, are ex-officio members of
the reserve board, and hardly could
be counted upon to reverse themselves.
The president has given no Intimation
as to whom the other five members
will be.
Admiral Fletcher Predicts Federals
Will Abandon Gulf Port.
Washington.-Following closely on
official advices from George C. Caroth
ers, American consular agent at Tor
reon, of the flight of the federal troops
from that city, came a prediction from
Rear Admiral Fletcher that the im
portant gulf port of Tampico proba
bly would be abandoned by the fed
erals without a fight.
Administration officials made nc
comment on the Torre?n result and
official sentiment is not likely to crys
talize until more is known of the bat
tie itself and its effects in Mexicc
City and elsewhere.
Mr. Carothers' report of the fall ol
Torre?n lacked detail, particularly
with reference to losses sustained or
both sides and the movements of th*
retreating federals.
Gunmen to Be Given Reprieve.
Albany, N. Y.-Unless Governoi
Glynn changes his mind, a reprieve foi
the four New York gunmen, under sen
tence to die in Sing Sing during tin
' week beginning April 13, will bi
granted. i? granted, ihe stay of exe
cution will be until after? the secom
, trial of Charles Be"c"ker, who, with th<
. gunmen, was found guilty of the mur
' der of Herman Rosenthal. District At
. torney Whitman has said he intendi
' to try Becker a Becond time as sooi
, as possible,' but it will bc from ihre!
to six months hence.
Monroe Doctrine Not Obsolete.
Philadelphia.-The principle of th
; Monroe doctrino is just as alive no\
- as it ever was and President Mor
? roe's declaration is not an . "obsolet
- shibboleth," according to statement a
- the annual meeting of the America!
t Academy of Political and Social Sc
t euee. Speakers with few exception
- ware in agreement upon the genera
i principle of the doctrine. Rear At
i mirai Chester urged a concert of a<
3 tion _among American republics in
:. policy of "America for thc Amer
A Clear Head and a Steady Hand Is
, Need-id, Says the Secretary
of the Navy.
Washington.-Absoluto prohibition
will prevail in the United States navy
after July 1 next. Secretary Daniels
made public a sweeping order, .wj?fltv
not only will abolish the traditional
''wine mess" of thc oflicers, but nil
bar all alcoholic liquors from everyj^
ship and shore station of the navjr?'~
This order, constituting one of
most notable victories ever won1
prohibition forces, was issued on.*
recommendation of Surgeon Genf
Braister. ;t?M
"The use of introduction for *d
lng purposes of alcoholic liquors/
board any naval vessel, or within
navy yard, or station, is strictly^rt?
hibited, and commanding ofncers'wW
be held directly responsible for this L
enforcement of tills order."
In a statement Secretary DanL
"I am in hearty agreement with u??;
views expressed by the surgeon gel
eral. There should not be on shi;
board with reference to intoxicants*!
one rule for officers and another and
a different rule for the enlisted P??KJ?
sonnel. The saddest hour in my oWciajL
life is when an officer or enlisted man
must be punished for intoxication;
During the past week it has been my
painful duty to approve a courtmari
tial for dismissal from the service of
an officer for intoxication. He told
me that he never had tasted intoxi
cants until he did so in the wine mess
on the cruise.. Others who have been
discip'.inwu fr/r drinking to excess have.,
made si > ? r statements to me.
"Officers now are commissioned at
the early age of 22 years. Has the
government a right to permit this
temptation, which too often destroys
the highest usefulness of young of
ficers? I think not. If there is one
profession more than any other that
calls for a clear head and a steady
hand, it is the naval profession.
P. O. Bonnell Murdered in Sleep'at
Mllledgeville, Georgia.
Hawkinsville, Ga.-Paul O. Bonnell,
22 years old, was killed here as he
lay in bed sleeping. An ax, apparent
ly, was used in the murder. Harry Lee,
nephew of the dead mun and who
roomed wi til him, is being held by the
police pending an investigation. Lee
is 18 years old.
The youth denies any connection
with the killing and claims lt was
done by a negro. He claims he was
awakened by the noise made by the
negro in time to see him escaping
from the room. Bonnell is survived by
a wife, now living in Florida.
Lee, who roomed with Bonnell In his
place of business, ran out of the store
at one o'clock in the morning and gave
the alarm. He declared that his un
cle had juBt been killed by someone
who used an ax. He says that both
were in bed at the time and that he
was not asleep, that he heard someone
in the store and, looking up, saw the
party, whom he did not recognize, with
a large ax raised, and that the mur
derer dealt the death blow before he
could do anything, and escaped.
Boy Killed by Mule's Kick.
Atlanta.-Theodore Ford, the" four
year-old son of Mr. and, Mrs. W. It.
Ford, was kicked to death near their
home on Flat Shoals road, where Mr.
Ford conduct a farm and dairy. The
child had gone into the field with its
mother and approached the mule, when
the mother's attention was directed to
other thangB. Tho animal turned sud
denly and kicked the child several
times, which resulted in crushing his
skull. He was rushed to the Grady
hospital, but died. The body was re
moved to Bloomfield's chapel and fun
eral arrangements will be completed
later. The body was removed to
Bloomfield's chapel
Fleas Cause the Plague.
New Orleans.-Fleas carried in
sacks of sugar and not rats are re
sponsible for the recently reported
cases of bubonic plague at Havana,
Cuba, according tc Surgeon John Gui
teras, director of sanitation for the
republic of Cuba, in a letter to Dr.
Oscar Dowling of the Louisiana state
board of health. Surgeon Gaiteras
Btates in his letter that he conducted
more than twenty-five hundred labora
tory experiments with rates, for the
purposes of determining the manner in
which bubonic plague germs carried.
Many Spaniards Deported.
Torre?n. Mexico.-Gen. Francisco
Villa ordered that the 600 Spaniards
of Torre?n be deported. He issued in
structions that trains be provided im
mediately and that the exodus to El
Paso, Texas should begin at once
Their property will be temporarily con
fiscatcd. It is the tragedy of Chihua
hua over again', arid ls said to express
the deep-rooted suspicion and even ha
tred with which the native Mexicac
and particularly the peon looks on the
Mooney, St. Marys, O
bann appointed United States mir
to Paraguay. He is'the first resl
, it diplomatic representative accred
,^rt{l?Vthat country since 1870, wher
thi diplomatic posts of Uruguay and
?kri^Wliy were combinod.
Spectacular and Heated Debate ls
Expected When Measure ls
Washington. - Thc administration
bill to repeal tolls exemption for a>U
American coastwise ships in thc Pan
ama canal, which passed the house
amid spectacular scenes readied the
senate and was referred promptly to
the committee on iuter-oceauic canals
without debate.
Senator O'Gorraan, chairman of the
canals committee, who is marshaling
the anti-administration forces, an
nounced definitely that he would call
a meeting of the committee for next
Tuesday, Until that time, no formal
consideration of Uie ijepeal measure or
proposed amendments can develop*. Al
though friends of the president had
hoped to have the canals commit
tee meet earlier, they decided to make
no effort to induce Senator O'Gorman
to change his plans. They will insist,
however, upon action within reason
able time after the committee gets
down to work.
Wotherspoon Appointed Chief of Staff
Succeeding General Wood.
Washington.-Maj. Gen. William W.
Wotherspoon, now assistant chief of
staff of the army, has been selected
to succeed Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood
as chief of staff at the end of Gen
eral Wood's term, April 22. Brig.
Gen. Hugh L?, Scott, commanding the
troops at Eort Bliss, Texas, will be
assistant chief of staff.
General Wood will assume command
of the Eastern department, with head
quarters at Governor's Island, New
The appointment of General Wother
spoon to be chief of staff had been ex
pected,, as it was in accordance with
the practice of promoting the assist
ant chief of staff to the first place. So
the interest of the army centered in
tho selection of an assistant chief of
staff who might in turn succeed Gen
eral Wotherspoon when the latter re
tires on account of age next Novem
J. H. Woodward Is Seriously III.
Orlando, Fla.-t-J. H. Woodward of
Birmingham, Ala., rated as one of the
weal tli ie st men of the South, is seri
ously ill at lils winter home here. His
daughter, Mrs. Oscar W. Underwood,
wife of the house Democratic leader,
and other members of the family are
$100,000,000 Capital for Reserve Banks
Washington.-The now federal re
serve banking system will start busi
ness with a total authorized capital
of about $100,000,000 for all reserve
banks, nc matter how many institu
tions the organization committee de
cides to set up. This fact became ap
parent when figures were made public
from all national banks responding to
the last call of the comptroller of the
currency, made March 4. The state
ment giving t.he??e figures' W1IJ be the
last of the kind issued.
Mississippi Bank Officials Indicted.
Natchez.-Investigation into the af
fairs of the Pirst Natchez bank, which
closed its doors on October 30, 1913,
resulted in the indictment here br th;
Adams county grand Jury of A. O
Campbell, president; S. H. Lowenberg,
first vice president, and lt. Lee Wood,
second vice president of the defuncf
institution on the charge of accepting
deposits after tho bank was insolvent
The grand jury is Investigating tlu
ravings department of the bank aarf
other indictment/1 ar? exp\cted.
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Review of The Latest News Gathered j 1
Around the State Capitol That Wilt '! *
8? of Interest to Our Readers Over ? T
South Carolina. j r
Columbia. 1 :.
One day recently there were 1 Rt! j e
prisoners in the state penitentiary
and 57 prisoners on the stale farms. ! (
Of the prisoners in the penitentiary;*
lf>0 were men and 3G women. All j j
the prisoners employed on the state j
farm were mon.
Under normal conditions it requires'
about 1G0 convicts to work the 2.400 ;
ai res of cultivated land at the state j
farms hi Kershaw and Sumter couu- I
ties. Much of the land will lie fallow!)
this year. Practically no cotton will
be planted at the slate farm. The
small force of convicts will be used
to cultivate food crops exclusively.
About GOO acres have been sowed in
wheat and oats. Some corn has al
ready been planted and more will be j1
planted later on. As there is not 1
enough labor available to cultivate '
the big cotton crop which the state 1
farm has been planting for years, it | '
will not be grown this season. The
penitentiary directors have disposed
of the mules they do not need on the
state farms.
The chair factory at the penitenti
ary is turning about 55 rattan rockers
per day which are sold in various
parts of the South. Forty male con
victs and 12 female convicts are em
ployed in the chair factory. The ash
and maple for the arms, frames and
rockers of the chairs are shipped
from the lumber mills in the moun
tains. The rattan reed is imported
from the West Indies through New
York. All the parts of the chairs are
made on the premises from raw ma
Government Dam Completed.
The wicket dam at- tho government
locks on the Congaree river is com
pleted and will be ready for operation
as soon as the coffer dam cribs are
The government forces have a der
rik D oat at Work lifting? the cribs1
now. After Ute wicket dam ls in op
eration, there will be three feet of
water in the basin at the foot of Ger
vais street. The government locks
have long been ready for the passage
of boatB.
The dam which the government
has erected across the Congaree riv
er is of the Chanoine type and was in
vented by a famous French engineer.
lt was first used successfully on the
Seine and the Lroire in France. The
government has built a long chain of
Chanoine dams on the Ohio river.
The Black Warrior river is made nav
igable up to the coal fields of Ala
bama by wicket dams.
Big Fertilizer Tag Sale.
A total of $235,271.24 has boen re
ceived from the privilege tax on the
sale of fertilizers up to date, accord
ing to figures from the office of State
Treasurer S. T. Carter. The amount
received from this source up to this
time last year was $201,933.40, and to
j the corresponding date in 1911, one
j of the heaviest years, it was $224,
j 543.36. The total received from the
! fertilizer tax in 1911, a banner year,
: was $255,082.49, and as the receipts
from tJ-e tax are greater this year to
: date thu.1, they were for 1911, it is be
lieved the income from this tax will
break all records this season. The fer
tilizer tag tax goes to Clemson Col
Some New South Carolina Enterprises
Boyla Hardware Company of Char
leston has been commissioned by the
secretary of state, with a capital of
$3,000. The petitioners are S. M.J
Boyle and B. A. Hagood.
Merchants' Grocery Company of
Greenwood has been commissioned
with a capital of $25,000. The peti
tioners are R. J. Cartledge, J. W.
Coleman and J. B. Walton.
Fire Will Not Stop Business.
H. J. Gregg, of the Hammond-Gregg
Company of Columbia, dealers in cot
ton bagging, said that the fire which
destroyed the warehouse of the firm
on Blending street recently would not
interfere with its business at all, as
new quarters would be taken immed
iately and all orders would be filled.
The stock of second hand cotton bag
ging in the warehouse was a total
loss. The building and its contents
were valued at between $7,000 and
$8.000. They were insured.
Instruct Militia at Charleston.
A joint encampment of Instruction
,/or field training of the regular army
and the state militia of South Caro
lina, North Carolina, Georgia, and
Florida has been ordered by the war
department to be held In the vicinity
of Charleston, S. C., from July 1 to
August 15 according to orders re
ceived recently by Adjutant General
Moore, of South Carolina. Each state
has a federal appropriation of $18,000
for the expense of the campaign. Not
more than three regiments will be en*
camped at one time, it is stated.
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age Inspects Kleid Hospital.
Fiord hospital equipment of the Nat*
ional Guard of South Carolina, undef
ommand of Maj. J. E. I'oore, was in
pected recently hy Maj. Hoary Page,
fnited States army, and Capt. Allen
. Jervey, of the medical corps of
Iiis state.
The medical corps connected with
lie militia of the state have been dis
rna ni zed during the pas), two years
y tho establishment of the field hos
Ital, but an order has recently been
SSUOd hy the adjutant general au
liorizing the organization, of a hos
'Ital corps to he attached to each of
he regiments. Col. A. E..Legare has
ecently recommended the appoint
ant of two Columbia doctors, N.
irueu Edgerton and Belton D. Caugh
uaii, as assistant s-urgeona, and the
loypiial corp:; to be attached to his
egiuumt will be"organized and train
td by il: i-m.
Columbia being tho headquarters o?
ho field hosp'ti.'.l, which is attached
o the entire militia of the state and
s a separate organization, the regi
dental detachment that is being or
:ani;-.ed will ho trained in connection
vith Maj. l'oore's command and this
?ombination, while relieving thc Indi
ridnal medical officers of much work,
viii create a friendly rivalry .between
he organizations, and al the same
ime will place tho members in closer
mrsonal relations when on duty dur
ng (he encampments.
The duty of these hospital corps ar?,
lot confined to the actual treatment
)f cases of illness in the camps, hut
hey are theoretically trained in all
he necessary hygienic measures to
ie adopted in the camps and by the
men for their personal protection,
ind they are charged with the duty
if seeing that such precautionary
measures are carried out while on
leid duty. Certain members of the
hospital corps, being specially quali
fied for this duty, are charged with
abserving anl instructing the men in
:amp in the prbper care of their per
sons and clothing, while others are in
charge of the conditions surrounding I
Lhe preparation and protection of the
roods in the kitchens, and any breach
of the rules laid down regardinri thc ,
sanitary conditions are immediately
reported and severe punl^Ian-uu met
ed out.
Four Companion Divide Business.
Meeting a few days ago at the state
house, the sinking fund commission
awarded contracts for the. reinsure
ance of 60 per cent of the buildings
owned by South Carolina. Moro than
a score of bids were received by the
Following are the .fjuccc.=;sfuli,4jnra
Fireman's of Newark, New Jersey.
Southern States Fire Insurance
Company of Greensboro, N. C.
Southern Underwriters of Greens
boro, N. C.
Underwriters' Insurance Company
of Greensboro, N. C.
According to D. H. Means, chief
clerk of the commission, the joint
bid of these companies, which was
submitted by C. E. Mebano of Greens
boro, N. C., was 30 per cent off the
regular premium.
Gets Verdict of $7,000.
A verdict of $7,000 wan given re- '
cently in the court of common pleas
in the case of Maggie E. Kelly, as ad
ministratrix of the estate of Robert
Li. Kelly, deceased, against the Col
umbia Railway, Gas and Electric Co.
The case arose out of the death of
Robert L. Kelly on the night of De
cember 10, 1912. Tho complaint al
leged that the street car was moving
at a rapid speed, without adequate
lights and wi thou}, giving proper
alarm of its approach. The complaint
asked for damages amounting to
City Pays for , Hydrants.
J. A. Summersett appeared before
city council at its special session re
cently and asked that the city de
fray the expense of placing new fire
hydrants within the inclosure of the
state hospital for the insane and of
repairing all the old fire plugs. After
discussing the matter, council decid
ed that it could not pay for such
work and J.he resolution by Council
man Stieglitz ordering the town to
pay the necessary expenses, waa
j Canning Club Directress Busy.
Miss Dorothy^ Napier, directress of
1 the girls' canning clubs in Richland
j county, working under the direction
j of the United States department of
' agriculture, Winthrop College and the
j Columbia chamber of commerce, has
been at her desk in thc office cf tho
, bamber about a month and a half.
I During this time she has covered tho
I county, enrolled 112 girls in ll clubs,
and Richland now lias more ambitious
girls in her canning clubs than any
other county in tho state. Several new
clubs have been organized.
Hearing on Freight Rate3.
Hearing on the petition for a read
justment of freight rates in South
Carolina will, be held before the rail
road commission April 15. The peti
tion was filed by members of the
South Carolina Freight Rate Associ
ation. On the same date a hearing
will be held before the commission
on the question of starch rates from
Charleston. The shippers hold that
when starch is delivered at Charles
ton by the steamship lines and reload
ed on freight carsi tho intrastate
[freight rate should abplj.

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