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PRIZES FOR FIREMEN.
$715 to be Given in Premiums to |
Firemen At Tournament at Abbeville
Chief J. V. Elgin, chief of the fire
department, who has in chargc
arrangements for the Srate Firemen's!
Tournament which will meet here on
Timo thp 04th. 25th and 26th has is
sued the following list of prizes to
be contested for by the various teams
of the State:
State Hose Wagon Contest:?1st
prixe $150: Second ; prize, $100; 3rd
Str*te Hand Reel Contest:?1st
prize > $75.00; Second prize, $50; 3rd i
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State Grab Hand Reel Race.?1st
prize, $50; Second prize, $25.00.
State Hose Wagon Contest (open
to teams who have never won a first
prize) 1st prize, $100; Second prize,
$50; third prize, $25.00i
Foot Race;?1st prize, $10; 2nd
The grand total of cash prizes
amounts to $715 and is sufficiently
lo-roro tn attract a large number of
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contestants in .each event. There are
41 departments members of the Stare
organization and it is expected that
each department wil lhave a representative
'here although all of them
Tvill not enter the various contests.
It is expected that there will be 15
teams to enter the hose wagon contest
and about IS teams enter the j
Hand Reel contests. Abbeville is ex-1
pecting between four and five hun-1
dred visitors here for the tour?
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nament and preparations <nc
made to entertain the crowd. The J
railroads have granted the usual
round-trip rates given on such occasions
-with free transportation for the
Each contest is expected to develop
considerable friendly rivalry be
tween the teams and it is expeciea i
each team will have a large number!
of "rooters" here to encourage them |
to win. The people of the Piedmont J
section will have an opportunity to j
witness the firefighters in actual op- i
eration, an opportunity that will not
be neglected by people in this section
The local department is practicing
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daily "wirii sl view ui ??
of the prize money at home and large
crowds turn out to witness the practices
The departments *re urged to notify
Chief Elgin as soon as possible
if. they expect to attend and how
many representatives they will send.
\<IT VFT DISSOLVED.
Tobacco and Standard Oil Are Operated
as Before. j
Washington, June 5.?Xeith-er the |
Standard Oil nor the Tobacco trust? j
the tvo greatest examples of the operation
of the Sherman anti-trust lav?
has heen actually dissolved to meet
the requirements of the statute designed
to destroy monopolies, accord'*
IDg 10 XHe Views U1 lUUiuc;
This became known today, serving
as an index to the democratic administration's
trust policy. It was taken
qs a forecast of possible further action
against the oil as well as the to*
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investigation just completed by the department
of justice of the working of
' the oil dissolution decrees indicate
that thei ? is a problem which still
can be dealt with under the Sherman
>~o Complaint Against Law.
The attorney general's complaint
is not against the Sherman law, but
nsrainst the decrees of dissolution in
terpreting the decisions of the United j
States supreme court ordering the dis- ;
memberment of the Standard Oil and 1
Tobacco conbinations into separate j
He is firmly convinced that no trust,1
as in these two cases, can be ad?- !
quately dissolved bv a pro-rata dis- j
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tribution of the stock or its aisinie- >
grated parts among the same stockholders
who controlled the original
combination. A community of combination
is bound to exist, h? believes,
and competition cannot follow such
dissolution. The position of the attorney
general is regarded as pregnant
with far-reaching possibilities on the
trust question or tne iuture. wnuej
each. combination must be dealt with !
as a separate problem, officials point
out that experience indicates that dissolutions
of the future must b? such
that the control of disintegrated
trusts will pass to new hands.
An "Obvious Subterfuge."
It has been known that Mr. Mc"DAimrslrlfi
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solution "as an "obvious subterfuge,"
but it did not develop until today
that he likewise placed the Standard
Oil dissolution in the category of inadequacy.
Neither the Standard Oil j
nor the Tobacco trust decrees, int*:ipreting
the decisions of the supreme
court, was appealed. Although the
attorney general has reached no final
decision the concensus of opinion of j
the government lawyers at this time
is that it is now too late to open up
the decree in either case and what- j
ever action is taken probably will be
From Charles B. Morrison and Olive
E. Pagan, his special assisiarits, the
attorney general has heard the result
of their investigation of the oil situation
and is now deliberating whether
the district attorney will be justified
in taking further action under the
Sherman law. Should it reach the
conclusion that a trust still exists,
it is pointed out that three plans of
action are open to the attorney general.
A civil suit for the dissolution
of any new combination: maictmeni
of individuals, or contempt of court
STANDARD COTTOX BALES.
Those Handling and Dealing in Cotton
Urge Uniform System.
Commissioner Watson yesterday
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adopted at a recent conference of
cotton dealers urging the ginners of
South Carolina to adopt a standard I
gin box. The commissioner said that
the Standard gin box was required by
practically all of the railways and the
steamship companies and that millions
of dollars a year would be saved
in freight on cotton shipments. The
standard gin box proposed is 24 by
The following is the resolution:
"Resolved, That it is the sense of this
conference that a standard gin box
be 24 by 54 inches.
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"Resolved, Tnat tne suinuaru
weight of a bale of cotton should be
approximately 500 pounds.
"Whereas, the American cotton
bale is notoriously unsatisfactory, and
that there results a loss of many mil
lkns of dollars annually by reason of
irregular packages, insufficient covering
and careless handling, and
" microac it ic undprst.ood that the
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congress of the United States is contemplating
investigation and possibly
legislation with the object of improving
conditions, and '
"Whereas, this conference includes
representatives of the cotton ex-,
changes, buyers, exporisrs, compress
.associations, cotton ginners, railroads
and ocean carriers.
"Be ii resolved, That a special
Af 1ft ho annnint-Prl hv the
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chairman of this conference to take !
the necessary steps to place before
congress such data as will assist in
the following improved conditions in
"1. A standard gin box of dimensions
of 24x54 inches.
"2. A standard weight per bale of
approximately 500 pounds.
"3. A bale so co^-red that the cotton
will be thoroughly protected
against damage in trau&iL wucu
"4. The marking of the bale so as
to insure identification at destination.
"Whereas, the American bale of
cotton has for generations past been
universally condemned as the most
nf -wasteful and .in
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efficient commercialism, because of
the utter lack of protection given to
a very valuable product by unsuitable,
flimsy and insufficient covering, and
"Whereas, the government experts
have figured the loss resulting from
the present system, as high as $50,
000,000 per nnivn.
"Be it resolved, That this conference
of ship agaents, representing the
North and South Atlantaic and Gulf
ports of -this country, hereby calls
upon the cot on carrying railroads 1
and all other interests to take |
prompt steps to do their part in co- '
operation with steamship interests to j
end the present shameful methods of
handling this, the second greatest j
crop in the Uni':ed States."
The above resolutions were unni- '
Roads Did >'ot Tote.
"Be it resolved, That if any hale
does not show the density of 22 1-2
pounds per cubit foot, if not repressed
to the required density, shall pay
an extra freight of 50 cents per bale.
"Bales of larger measurements that
can not be pressed to a minimum density
of 22 1-2 pounds per cubit foot
shipside, sahll pay an extra freight
of $1 per bale; that this penalty be
assessed as soon as possible after the
bale laves the gin."
These vere carried unanimously
with the exception that the railroad
interests did not vote either "yes" or j
FELDER ATTACKS POLICE.
Attorney Vigorously Assails L ail ford i
And Boayers For Using Dictagraph.
Atlanta, June 7.?Additional con- j
tributions to the mass of charges and i
counter charges in the controversy in j
which the local coplice department;
Mayor Woodward, Attorney Thomas j
B. Felder, and others are involved, j
growing out 'of th-e recent alleged use j
of a secret telephpnic device purporting
to have uncovered evidence of
political machinations in the investigation
of the alary Phagan murder
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IIl^?>lt?I V? WCl^T IIICIVAV^ ~ ^
In a lengthy card to James R. [
Gray, editor of the Atlanta Journal, j
Mr. Felder endeavors to reproach ]
him for having published the all-ged
report of a conversation between
Felder, A. S. Colyar, Jr., and G. C
Feebuary, of the local detective deparrment.
This alleg-d report,
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purported to relate to the removal of
certain papers from the office of the
police department. These papers, it
was claimed, would have an important
bearing upon the controversy
over the manner in which the Phagan
case was being investigated.
Another card sent by Mr. Frlder
tn Ypwrvorf Lanford. chief of
detectives, attacks in vigorous language
Chief Lanford's alleged part in
employing the telephonic device and
his administration of the detective
department. Anoth-er letter, similar
in i's nature, was addressed to Chief
of Police J. L. Beavers.
BOYKIX IS LOCATED.
Orangeburg1 Firmer Who Has Been
Missing Loca ted.
Orangeburg, June 6.?J. C. Boykin,
a white farmer of fi?is county, formerly
living between Orangeburg and
Bowman, who was thought to have
met with foul play, as he has been
missing from his home since May 15,
has been located by local authorities.
A letter from H. L. Solomon of Estill
[to Sheriff A. M. Salley states that
Boykin is now working near Estill at
a sawmill. Boykin left his wife and
several children. He had been threatened
by citizens of the community in
which he had been living and at one
time was attacked. Because of this
it was thought that he had met with
foul play, but nis wnereauouis uavuig
been found ends this theory.
A PERFECT HOO-DOO.
Class of 13 Pupils Graduate Friday,
June 13, 1913.
Sussex (X. J.) Dispatch to New York
Thirteen seniors of the Sussex high
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scnooi regard tnemseivcs aa siu&uica.i
Iv favored of fortune because they are
to receive their diplomas on Friday,
June 13, in the year 1913. The combination
is something that can not be
beaten again in centuries, they say,
and they are tickled mightily at the
The elders of the sanguine young
graduates are shaking their heads.
They tried to get t'ne board of education
to change the date of graduation.
The board referred the matter
to the pupils, and the pupils vigorously
opposed any change of date.
"It is such a perfectly complete
hoo-doo," said one of the school girls
today, "that we wouldn't think of
lettinga nything interfere with it. We
have taken an oath to be at the graduation,
every one of us, if we are
well enough to stand. If the 13 influence
goes straight through, the
o'hor-m Triii hp twisted, and it will |
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mean the best of good luck for us
E>DS OWN LIFE.
Hiurli B. Bnist Dies From Poisoning:.?
Leaves Suicide >"ote.
Greenville, June 6.?Hugh Buist, a
prominent citizen of this city, was
found dead in bed this morning at his
hone. He lefn a note saying he had
determined to die and leaving directions
as to. the disposition of his estate.
His death was caused by a dose
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Mr. Buist was 62 years old and was
a man of considerable property, most
of his wealt'i being represented in
valuable real estate. His wife died
? rao*. ocr> leaving' no children.
auuih a, jvuj ?a ?
His death came as a great shock to
many friends in this city.
Mr. Buist was the son of the Rev.
E. T. Buist, who was pastor for many
years of the First Presbyterian church
of this ci:y. He is survived by two
n?i.o Tr.mma. Anderson, of |
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Spartanburg county, and Mrs. Lula
Buist Clyde of Gr-eenville, and a
brother, Prof. G. A. Buist of Furman
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QUALITY plus PRICE
our formula for securing the
business of the particular
We solicit but a chance to
show you the character,
workmanship and quality of
our stones?and to quote,
prices?for we know then
that you will place your order
Will you give us that
P. F. BAXTER & SON
Newberry, 5. U.
Mr. Buist was a member of the
South Carolina constitutional conven- |
tion which met in 1895, being a rep- j
resentative from Greenville county in j
that gathering. H-e was also a mem- !
ber of the general assemoiy ii um j
Greenville county for several terras .
and when Winthrop college was es-;
tablished lie accepted a position in i
the chair of horticulture. He return- j
ed to Greenville from the Winthrop j
position about five or six years ago,
and since that time was active in efforts
to preserve and beautify the
trees and park facilities in and around
Every 3Ian Has Xusic in His ?5onl.
Charleston Sunday News.
The average man of the world, the
man of affairs, the man who prides!
.himself upon his hard sense rejects all j
sentimentality, as a rule, and interests
himself entirely in the practical
side of life. Even so, however,
whether he dare admit it or no>t, there
are tmies when he experiences cer*?
tain longings and soars ior a une*
moment into realms new and 6trange
to him. He does not know that such
soul-stirrings are b\it the echoes of
sk for It Today-AI
dw you may conne
th the Bell system
;s local and long d
3y more than 5,00(
ven't a Telephone
to get service at v
:>ligate yourself by
arest Bell Telephone M<
\rmpiV Line Deoartmenl
ith PryorSt, Atlanta, Ga.
SOTICE OF ELECTION.
Pursuant to the authority of an Act
entitled "an Act relating to Newberry
School District" approved the 27th
day of February, 1913, and resolutions j
of the Trustees of Newberry School
District passed in pursuance of said
Act, an election will be held at the
Council Chambers in the Town of
Newberry on the 24th day of June,
1913, between the hours of Eight
o'clock in the forenoon and four
o'clock in the afternoon, on the question
of levying an additional tax of j
one mill on the taxable property in :
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said School District, to De usea ior j
improvement and repairs. Those j
voting for said additional levy shall |
cast a ballot whereon shall be writ-:
ten or printed the words" For special j
levy", and those opposed a ballot:
whereon shall be written or printed
"Against special levy". The qualified ;
electors of said School District alone j
are entitled to vote at saia
Said election will be conducted by
Jas. M. Bowprs, Alex Welch and J.
A. Lindsev, who have been appointe-"
managers to conduct the same.
J. M. Davis,
W. G. Mayes,
L. W. Floyd,
W. A. Mc Swain,
W. S. Langford.
Trustees Newberry School District
his hidden song, that an unknown
hand sweeps over the chords of his
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ilie ctllU U1 lllgS lUH" uuuiuo ui 1
which haunt him at intervals;' and
that the sweeter, deeper voices of
his soul strive occasionally for free
expression. The cares and interests
of his busy life allow him no time
to commune with himself and so he
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ct your Teleand
get the .
this book will
:ry small cost,
sending for it..
IT patented Joint has revolt!- j
mizea the wnoie ousiness 01 i
lilding silos by making it pos- |
) construct a perfectly solid I
lo of any desired height. When I
ether with a little white lead at I
>ints, a two-piece stave
od as if it were made of one-piece H
ad very much less expensive. There H
etal at these joints to become cor
7 the acids and no outside moisture B
jet in them to rot the wood. Thi9 H,
Is years to the life of your silo and h!
liars to its value.
ave a plan by which you can own I
.na Silo and let it pay for itself out H!
t saves for you on next winter's feed I
ive us a chance to explain it to you B
I. M. SWINDLER, I
910 M n Street,
EW8ERRY, S. C.
We will g.Ve a first class barbecue
at Keitts Grove on July 24. A good dinner
B. M. Suber,
0. A. Felker.
We, the undersigned, will give a barbecue
in front of J. P. Wicker's, No. 2
township, on the second Saturday in
EL M. Wicker.
J. P. Wicker.
I will give a first class barbecue at
my residence at the late J. A. Crom- /
er's home place, on Saturday, August
9. Dinner 35 and 45 cents. Enjoy
ment for young people guaranteed.
J. A. Felker.
Barbecue 3Ieat and Hash.
I will have at my store Saturday,
May 31, barbecue meat and hash for
sale at 11 o'clock. No dinner will be
semd. All for sale.
G. W. Kinard, (
Prosperity, S. C.
Barbecue at Pomaria.
There will be a barbecue at Pomaria
July 4th for the benefit of tiie L/Utneran
church. Refreshments will be
served on the grounds. ThergJ will
be speeches, baseball and other attractions.
Dinner 40 and 50 cents.
This ii a prescription prepared especially
for MALARIA or CHILLS & FEVER.
Five or six doses will break any case, and
if taken then as a tonic the Fever will not
return. It acts on the'liver better than
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fares back to his worldly visions and
stiftes th song tliat is growing in ^
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