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VOL. XXII MANNING, S. C. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1907
DON'T WANT IT. Augusta Opposes a Dispensary - at North Augusta THE CITY IS AROUSED And Will Endeavor to Restrain Her Citizens from Buying Liquor on This Side of the Savannah River. Censures the Aiken County Dis pensary Authorities for Opening Dispensary There. The order of the Aiken county dis pensary board establishing a dispen sary at North Augusta has appar ently stirred up the neighbors just over the line in Georgia as they have not been stirred for a long time. The effort cf the city council of North Augusta to block the purpose of the dispensary board haying failed, the city of Augusta has now taken up the fight. and there Is promise of some warm scrapping. The State prohibition law goes in to efect In Georgia the Srst day of January and Augnsta people fgure that if a dispensary is established at North Augusta It will receive a large patronage from Augusta peo ple, and this they do not take kindly to In the least. They do not care to I see money poured out of th pockets of the Georgia folks into the treas ury of the Aiken county dispensary b6ard. The following from the Augusta Chronlcl4 shows that very unusual steps may be taken to prevent a heavy Georgia patronage being given the North Augusta dispensary: "The city of Augusta has gone af ter the South Carolina dispensary good and strong. By a resolution adopted in council, presented by Mr. Bothwell and seconded by Mr. Blackshear, if the North Augusta dispensary is continued in operation the strongest members of council will be- used to curtail the trade which It has been alleged the dispensary is seeking after the 1st day of January: that of the city of Augusta. "The feature of the fight to be made is the fact that if their purpose C is successful Augusta will revive al custom which has long since died out. that of charging a toll for the use of a highway. "The subject of Mr. Bothwell's resolution, offered verbally by unan- t imous consent, was that the city at torney be instructed to examine into the contract between the City of Au-I gusta and the North Augusta Land and Investment company, by which the North Augusta bridge was pre-fl sented to the city, and ascertain just I what the rights of Augusta are in the premises; if the city has the right to charge a toll for the use of I the bridge; and under what condi tions the toll may be charged. 4 "Mr. Bothwell stated that the ob-I ect of the resolution was to guard Augusta against the iniguity of the 1 North Augusta dispensary after the (4 state prohibition law goes into ef-C feet. He said unless something ofC the kind is done North Augusta dis- t pensary bottles will be littering the streets of Augusta, and the institu tion will cause the city more trouble( than anything In the whole commun Ity. "The opinion was entertained thati a toll can not be charged on the North Augusta Bridge unless it is i also charged on the Centre street bridge, but certain of the members of council bellece that only exemptiont on the North Augusta bridge is thet free traffic of street cars being inter fered with. "It is Mayor Dunbar's idea to charge a toll of 2 or 2 1-2 cents each I way for each person using the North Augusta bridge; allowing all vehicles't free use of t'he bridge. This would* mean that passengers on the street cars could go over free, by paying the street ~car company ten cents1 fare; that buggies or persons could be driven over the bridge without paying anything, but the people in the buggies or wagons would have to1 pay a toll for themselves. "It was generall believed 'that this.1 can be done, but the city attorney will take the matter up at once and! make a report to council. It is tin derstood that if this should not be pssible council will find some other way to block the free use of dispen sary liquor in Augusta, and cut off the expected trade of that institu tion. "Mr. Bothwell suggested, during the course of the debate, that if the city could find no other way around the dispensary, the commissioner of public works could probably COnl demn the bridge and have it torn down." On the arrival at Selma, Ala.. a passenger train on the Southern Road from Birmingham, one day last week the mail agent opened the car door and threw out a bundle, there fell, out a half-pound stick of dyn amite, which. fortunately, did note plode. If the dynamite had explod ed. the concussion would.ha.Ye been, great enough to havg d-recked the i depot and killedger-large number of the people whrj were at the station. as well as feeked a great numberI of houses~n the vicinity. - -'Fatal Practical oke. At Memphis, Tenn., carrying out a mock lynching Willie Gordon, a 16~ year-old negro, was hoisted to a shaft at a local manufacturing con cern by several companions. Before: he could be released his clothing caught in a belt and his heads and arms severed from his shoulders. Several of the participants in the af fair, all of whom were negroes, were arrested, on charges of involuntary manlaughter. CAUSES SENSATION Fall of Hitchcock, First Assisant Postmaster General. The Withdrawal of Southern Patron age From His Disposal Stirs Up Hungry Boys. The Washington correspondent of the Charleston Post says from Al exandria to El Paso there will be a sensation among Federal officeholders who have Deen part of the plans of Frank R. Hitchcock, First Assistant Postmaster General, when they learn that Mr. Hitchcock has been practi cally deposed by the administration as postoMce dispenser in the South and that the work of handling ap pointments down there has passed directly into the hands of Postmaster General Meyer, whose loyalty to the President is not qu6stioned. The President's displeasure with Mr. Hitchcock ie now too well known for anybody to doubt. It is a polit cal history. So far no move has been made by the administration to hint that the resignation of the as sistant postmaster general is desired. Whether Mr. Hitchcock will retire before the hint Is given or whether he will remain In office are matters for the future to determine. Shorn, however, of the tremen dous prestige and power he had as ole dispenser .,f Southern postoffice patronage Mr. Hitchcock will no Longer be the figure in the South :hat he was. It is predicted that wery plan he made in the South will quickly fall to pieces as the >fceholding rats desert the ship he laced on the political seas. If that ihip had ever gotten into port It would have unloaded the most cur ous assortment of politics ever seen. When George B. Cortelyou be :ame Postmaster General, he placed dr. Hitchcock in charge of the outhern patronage. Mr. Hitchcock iad been thoroughly familiar with he situation in the South from the ime he resigsed as chief clerk of the )epartment of Commerce and Labor o go wth Mr. Cortelyou in the man gement of the 1904 campaign. It ras his duty in that campaign to earn all about the Southern lead ,-s and their methods of business. In no time he found out that they ill rally around the pie counter uicker that around a gospel meeting >r a good card game. He played hem accordingly. -n less than hree years he formed them Into an rganization that played bold poli ics. On the surface the organiza on shouted for Roosevelt for an ther term. Under the surface it tas for Secretary Cortelyou for resident. Even in the national ommittee it worked with the pre ision of a trained rgeiment in op Qosition to everything that the Taft eople wanted. The president heard many stories bout the combine. For a long time e remained in doubt. He believed Jr. Hitchcock to be one of the great st living third termers. He could ot conceive it possible that there was any other motive back of the rork of the Assistant Postmaster eneral. Every bit of gossip that rame to him he mixed it with plenty f salt. At last he saw that under he third term guise Secretary aft's head was being cracked at the -ate of fifty times a day and the ortelyou boom was becoming a ower in the land. What followed every ntelligent man now knows. Vhat is to follow may be conjected. In the only cases that have arisen the South in the last few weeks, >ostmaster General Meyer has per onally handled them. The Annis on, Ala.. case was one of these. In hat case the recommendation of the nen who have been playing with ~it. Hitchcock was turned down and he recommendation of a new power the State was accepted. In two leorgia appointments about which here is a fight in the Senate, Mr. .ieyer is personally in charge. These are the officers at Toccoa Ld Conyers both of which have been ied by women. Until these appoint 'nents came up Mr. Meyer had not otheredL with this work and did not lesire to do it. From now on he will andle it exclusively. Mr. Hitchcock -e~ceived a tip about ten days ago o turn over Southern appointments o the Postmaster General. It is understood that the White Iouse does not give any credence 'o a story that an anti-Roosev(elt ombine has been formed in the enate to hold together the Hitch ock coalition by refusing to con-i irm appointments that may be made y the President that are contrary' :o the plans of the coalition. hun Down by Train. A long distance telephone mes age from Enoree says Frank Alver on, a white man. 55 years old. was fatally injured there late WVednies day afternoon by being run down by , passenger train on the Charleston h Western Carolina Railroad. Ph:y sicians say he can not recover. H-e has a wife and several children. Too Much Booze. -News has just reached Pensocola, Fa. of the killing the other night at Argyle, Fla., of G. A. Wood by his friend. Alexander Anderson. It s said the two men had been drink ig and while talking tokether An derson drew a revolver and shot Wood. Anderson was later placed' 'der arrest. The next morning An lerson said that he knew nothing of the shooting. Both men are prom inently conected in that section. A Thieving Officer. A dispatch from Kamloops. B3. C.. says that Capt. D. L. Keller, alias I. Smith. a United States army offi er of Reno. Nev.. was arrested there Friday night, charged with having stolen a bank check from the United States quatermaster's office at Fort Sheridan, Ill., and afterward having ile it in for $92.500. RASPS TEDDY. I Senator Tillman Takes President Roosevelt to Task and HITS RIGHT AND LEFT. He Hurls Sharp Tines at "That's Another Lie" Cortelyou, and Says the President is Too Careless With Words and Too Careful of Hand. cuffs.--Gives His Idea of the Pan ic and Its Eff< ct. Senator Tillman one day last week in the Senate spoke of his resolu tions dirtecting an investigation of the recent bond issues and clearing house certificates. but he took occa sion to comment on a good many matters concerning the financial af fairs of the country. "I must confess I have not studied finance very much from the books," began Mr. Tillman apolgetically, "my own labors in that direction having been confined to my own ex penses." Mr. Tillman said he did not know whether the criticism of the chair man of the house committee on banking and currency (Mr. Fowler) had caused the secretary of the treasury to halt in the issuance of bonds. but a change of plans seems to have been made and he had not been able to learn how much of the proposed bond issue had been put out. He expressed the opinion that the secretary had violated the spirit f the law, if he had not violated the law itself. "If we are not in the midst of a panic, we are in the midst of a chill produced by the danger of a panic," declared Mr. Tillman. The treasury, he said, has dump ed," its money in Wall Street, and he country has praised the patriot ism of j. Pierpont Morgan "in aid Ing the country to get a grip on it self and not let everybody go crazy and precipitate further loss and hor rors on the Country." Speaking of a published interview with the priesident by Mayor Dahl man, of Omaha. in which the presi lent is alleged to have said that if !e was responsible for the panic he was glad of It as it had brought to iew the rotten conditions of the :ountry's finances, he said: "I fear that Mr. Dahlman is in :mminfet dancer of joining the An mnias Club. Perhaps somebody will ise the telenhone and find out about' t :hat." He said that he would not worry bout the panic, but he found so many facts connecting the treasury lepartment, even the senate and the use of representatives, with Wall street., .that he was obliged to re ~ognize them, especially as the far aer, the cotton planter and the ant facturer were affected. He said e wanted to know who struck "Bil y Patterson."t He spoke of the manner in which :he financial stringency has operat "And." he added, "the president says he is proud of it. I cannot be ieve he said it. He has said many :hings lacking discretion. but I do~ 0t believe he is so callous as to feel any pleasure in the condition of aralysis which confronts up. I be ieve he is a patriot though he has perhaps shown it badly at times." The senator held aloft a ba-akingt house certificate, and in a loud voice ~alled upon the senate to look at' it. "Here is a specimen." he declared. 'Looks like what you call Confed rate money-shin plaster-and yet :hey are issued by National Banks. Look at it: I am going to have it ngraed if it can be done without estroying it and put in the Congres-j ional Record. But I don't proposer. :o have it destroyed and lose a do l-j. ar just to enlighten you on thej :urrency. He wanted only good greenbacks, and. in rasping tones, speaking of the necessity of money, he said: 'You will have to go to the bone yard if you can't get it." As between the "shin plasters." in the form of clearing house certi ates and greenbacks, he said he would prefer greenbacks based on railroad bonds. although they were in his opinion filled with water. He was. he said. daily in receip~t of letters from papers who think 'he" know all about the currency asd have schemes for currency reform. "~ut. I don't even read them." he It had been alleged he sairl. thait the bonds recently issued had not been sold to the highest bidders and he read a newspaper copy of a let ter by Mr. Sherman, of New York, saying he had bid 103 i-2 on $50. MOA of the bonds. butt had not re ceived any of them, although they had been sold as low as $102. The commi.tee on finance, he added. could find out whether that is true. The comptrollers of the currency. he said, are so complaisant and po lite while they are in office that "al most every one of them has graduat ed mio the presidency of a bank.' Turn on the Hand CuN The officials about the president, he said. go out and join the kings of finance. "The president turnsi on the light. Why don't be turn on the band-cuffs when he finds somebody stealing? He goes 'to the country and makes speeches and destroys the 'fi.ee --f the Da-mle, but wce do not find him putting anybody in pris He referred to a resolution he had introduced in the senate a year ago for an inquiry 'in to the failure of the bnk of which John R. Walsh. of Chicago. was president, but a year and a half had gone by before the trial had begun. As Walsh is un der trial, he said he would not comn ment further on that subject. He had THE CAUSE UNKNOWN. Another Coal Mine Disaster Near I Birmingham, Ala. Forty-Two Bodies Taken From the I Mine and Twenty-Six Are Known to Have EscapeL \. Not since the disaster at Virginia Mines north of there, two years . ago, has there occurred such a eatastrophe as the explosion which o took place in Mine No. 1 of the Yo- I1 lande Coal and Coke Company at s Yolande, Ala., just before daylight i1 on Monday morning. It is estimat- d ed that sixty people perished in the mine. . A The exulosion is now known to il have occ-. 4n either the fiftb or a sixth right e, -ances. All of the f. bodies have bL..n recovered from D these entrances and some cf them were so horribly mutilated that w identification is almost impossible. A Up to 8 o'clock Tuesday night forty- o: two bodies had been taken from the tl mine. , fz A total of 26 men who were im B the mine at the time of the explosion it made their escape. Among thsee n were Steve Stofoko, a Scotchman.. w He was far down the slope in the fourth lift when the explosion oc- p: curred in the sixth right. Six other hi men were with him, and all except- b ing Stofko made a dash for the air R passage. Stofko, instead, made forlth he main entry and when he saw t the light of day in the distance, .rank the last of his coffee, took a tb hew of tobacco and walked out te almly with his face wreathed in -p miles. , , in One negro of the original party m, scaped through a dog hole from the ir passage into the main entrance se nd escaped. The other five are now th .ddled together in death in the air ha passage and the rescue parties have w: o far been unable to reach them. th Negoes were the greatest suffer rs from the disaster as less than a be :hird of the victims are white. In, m :he scene of desolation there is one of oy who is rejoicing at his escape, pu roe Smith, who came from Georgia se: >0 tbis place to work in the mines - nd for the past several weeks has een on the night shift. On Sunday sc e was transferred to the day shift, th, ,ut overslept himself and did not go ha o work. MC RUSHED TO SAFETY. ga 'ong School Teacher Brutaly As saulted at Turnersville, Pa. Miss Maude McCrumb, twenty hree years of age, a school teacher, Tv f Jamestown. Pa., is in a serious :ndition from an atack alleged to ave been made by Charles Sum ners, a wealthy farmer, of Turners- ed Tille, Pa. Summers who was later captured fu y a posse, was taken to Greenville, 15 a., to prevent mob violence, threat- ea: ~ned by enraged farmers. M Mis;s McCrumb was walking from In1 e school house to her home, when th: e assault was made. Her screams sec Lttracted a farmer, who gave the al- of Lrm. A posse was immediately :formed 13 nd following a search of several Jo: iours, Summers was found hiding in Fe cemetery. an Word of the assault had spread wi d hundred of persons gathered ot] mbout the pail demanding the pris- ri: ner, when it was decided to rush ini ummers to Greenville for safety. Miss. McCrumb was nearly choked nu death, while her face and body wh mre coverd with many scratches and lca ruises. pe Ian BOUGHT BY THE POUN~D. of le Bride Had to be Paid For Be fore Marriage. The mayor of Kolked, a Eungar- M n village, has acted as arbitrator a dispute about the value of a )ride. It is the custom in the district the r the bridegroom to pay a sum to ed e bride's parents, and in the case be: dispute the parties could not agree' wl: n the amount. sta The mayor who is a cattle dealer, was called in, and after inspecting ho e bride, he declared that she was be: worth half a crow a pound, and do, :hat Koetvoes, the bridegroom, who th< s a well-to-do peasant, must pay at du :hat rate. tir The verdict was accepted by both rin parties, and the bride wvas weighed, tre and found to scale at 80 pounds, Koetvoes paid $56. and the wedding th< eremony was performed. to CAUGHT IN CATTLJE GUARD C Lzd Came Near' Being Run Over Dy Hand Car. IGe At San Rafeal, Cal.. Stewart Dun bar, a prominent insurance broker f Honolula, while on his 'way to R meet a party of friends fell through a cattle guard on the nari'ow gauge, tracks of the North Western Pacific. Railroad Thursday and his foot lbu caught in such a way that he would Ch have been crushed to death beneath sit the wheels of an approaching hand ico car had it not been for his presence co of mind in lighting a clearing-house he ertiicate and holding it over his te: head as a signal. The signal attract- be ed the attention of the occupants of st< the hand car, who stopped. o atttorney in New York asking about recent bank failures. but that ofli l had replied that he could not C give out the information regarding hc the investigation that Is being made. de "I expect to be put off," declared th the senator. ''That seems to be the ri' policy of the department of' justice w< nd the treasury department." ne Mr. Tillman said he only intended M to bring these matters befoire the't ommittee on finance as questions ai for them to answer. When they f should answer them. he said lheh THEY GOT TOO HOT. angressmen Williams and De Armond Have a Fight Pemocratic Congressmen Meet in a Personal Encounter on the Floor of the House. The spirit of rivalry that for five ears has alternately smoldered and lazed beween John Sharp Wililams, f Mississippi, leader of the minor :y, and David D. DeArmond, of Mis )uri, leader of the minority oppos :ion, culminated in a fist fight Fri ay on the floor of the House. The blows of Representative De rmond caused blood to flow down ie face of Representative Williams, ad only the forcible interference ofi -iends cut the combat short. Mr. I eArmond bore away a scuf!ed nose. C The immediate cause of tL3 fight i as the passing of the lie by De- c rmond to Mr. Williams, resulting - a complaint by the former that I ie minority leader had broken v Lith in "burying" Representative t ooher, of Missouri, by recommend- : g his assignment by Speaker Can- 8 >n to the committee on coinage, s eights and measures. k According 1:o the statements of the Lrticipants Mr. Williams defended s s action by declaring that he had y ,en told by Mr. Booker's colleague. 1; epresentativen Lloyd, of Missouri, V at the committee assigned would n satisfactory to Mr. Booher. a Mr. DeArmond bluntly questioned m e truth of the statement, and af- e r the failure of an effort on his m rt to transfer the scene of impend- s, g battle Williams struck DeAr- d, ,nd In the face with his closed fist. d; The exciting incident will not be 6 t down in the official records of e. 60th Congress, for the House o: d been some minutes adjourned a1 ien the first blow was struck. But V ere was no lack of witnesses. cl The organization of the House had b< en completed by the announce- tt mt of the Speaker's assignments hi members to committees, the Re- p blican committeemen having been w ected by the Speaker and the ce mocratic by Mr. Williams. b( Groups of Representatives were st tttered over the floor, discussing N a appointments, the causes, per ps, behind them and the effects. e) tybe, to follow. In the overlooking tb Ileries loitered a score or so of Ti men and four times that many es n, viewing the aftermath of an th eresting session. h( MURDERED BY INDIANS. fc elve Mexicans Stripped and Shot fC In( to Death. in sa Information which has just reach Nogales, Ariz., tells of the fright- cl, murder of 12 men by a band of fk( 0 Yaqui Indians, 45 miles south- R 5t of Magdalena, state of Sonora,. *xlco, last Wednesday. P. J. Mc- it: :yre and a party of mining men of si s section have arrived from the jo no where they viewed the remains t the murdered men. t rho Yaquis captured the party of 01 men. Among the number was w se Fernandez, son of President s rnandez of the town of Cuircuipe st i owner of the Mesca plantation, ei ere the killing occurred. The P( iers were Mexican laborers on the to ich and some Cannea miners look- in for work. ca One American was among the u mber, but he was rescued by men W o told him that they were Amer ns. The remaining 12 were strip- I I naked, stood up against rtees ti I shot through the head. A band in Yaquis is reported to be on the p1 rpath. fc KILLED BY AUTO.m jor Curry, United States Army, a Meets Violent Death.s Mfajor M. B. Curry, Paymaster of m Department of the Gulf, was kill- w in Atlanta Wednesday night by ei ng thrown from an automobile ile on his way to the terminal "' tion to catch a train for Macon. st Mlajor Curry had been visiting the nle me of Dr. William Carnes and was lit ng driven to the station by the T1 :tor. When the machine reached w end of the Washington street via- w ot, Dr. Carnes failed to turn in la ie to avoid a collision with the th ling guarding an under-pass en .nce. d The shock threw Major Curry to w: street. He was quickly moved qi a hospital, but died an hour later st m concussion of the brain. Dr. w rnes escaped injury. Major Curry mn .s a son in law of United States si nator Bacon, and a well-known gr orgian. th MEAN THIEVES. cc la bbed the Corner Stone of a Bap- th ties Church. When the masons engaged in the inl ilding of the new Amity Baptist So .urch in New York arrived at the ty e of the church for work they dis- wi rered that thieves had looted the r'ner stone which was laid the May in fore. and had carried off the con- th its of the copper box. which had th en placed in the hollow of the ar me and covered with four courses w brick. of Must Be Crazy. er At Budgepest, Conn., Thomas Mc- bf .nn, deliberately set fire to the b4 use in which his wife lay bedrid- fr n. Their daughter rushed through rf e smoke and flames and car- fa ad her mother to safety. Both re >men were - slightly burned and tu arly suffocated. They will recover. th :Cann later gave himself up to et e police, saying the house was his ti: d he had a right to burn it. His tia mily refused to leave the house. se said, and he was trying to smoke is A MINE HORROR. Over Two Hundred Men Sent to Their Doom. ONLY ONE ESCAPED. rerrible Explosion in Darr Coal Mine at Jacob's Creek Near Pittsburg. A Celebration in the Greek Church Saved Scores Who Would Have Been in the Mine If They Had Not Been at Church. An explosion of gas in the Darr nine of the Pittsburg Coal Company, r Lted at Jacob's Creek, Va., Thurs Lay entombed between 200 and 250 niners, and there is scarcely a ray >f hope that a single one of them vill be taken from the mines alive. >Iartially wrecked buildings in the -icinity of the mine and the condi Lan ol the few bodies found early a the rescue work Indicate an explo ion of such terrific force that It eems impossible that any one could ave survived It. This Is the third mine disaster < ince the first of the month in the lens of the bituminous coal under -Ing Western Pennsylvania and Vest Virginia for the Naomi mine, I ear Fayette City, and the two mines C t Monongah, West Vrginia, In hich the earlier explosion happen- I L are in the. same belt as the local orkings. Thursday's catastrophe reels the number o f victims of eadly mine gas for the nineteen a ays of December to between 550 to 1 D . : That this disaster does not equal even surpass in loss of life and .tendant horrors the one in West- C irginia is due to the devotion to c iurch duties of a considerable num- t: -r of the miners. In obbservance of v te church festival many of the four P indred or more men regularly em- c oyed at the mine did not go to L ork that morning. Those who es .ped through this reason are mem- t] rs of the Greek church and they r Lspended work to celebrate St. 0 icholas Day. & As was the case at Monongah, the Q :plosion followed a brief shut down e .e Darr mine having been closed u 2esday and Wednesday before the t] plosion. It was 11.30 o'clock when .e tenth trip of loaded cars had .en brought out to the tipple and ere came an awful rumbling sound tl llowed Immediately by a loud re- C rt and a concussion that shook C arby buildings and was felt with- ti a radius of several miles. At the r .me time there came out of the ti outh of the mine an immense a: Dud of dense smoke and dust that 0: >ated across the Youghiogheny S [ver. r< Intutively every one in the vicin- p: r knew what had happened and all tl arted for the one place the mouth si the mine. The river seperates fC e mine and the homes of many of e miners, so that only a portion those whi started for the scene Ii are able to reach it, there being ~ ant facilities for crossing the q ream. To those who could not El oss the water the smoke and dust S uring in from the mine's m'outh U Id a -story of seething flames back . the workings and from this source t< me reports that were persistent !9 itil late in the day that the mine si is burning. b The ventilating fans were kept in e >erating almost without interrup- P n, however, the power plant hay- s g withstood the force of the ex- d osion, and the rescurers have und no fire at any place in the ine. As far as is known only one C an who went to work Thursday S orning escaped. Joseph Mapleton, d pumper, emerged from one of the s cle entries shortly after the explo- d >n. He had left the part of the ine where most of the men were b arking and was on his way to the t gine room for oil.g "I was near entry 21," said he, s rhen I heard an awful rumbling. I 11 a~rted towards the entry, but the xt instant I was blinded and for a tle time I did not know anything. ien I got to the side entry and E rked my way out." Maple ton is somewhat cut and bruised, but ter returned to the mine and joined e rescuing parties'.t William Kelvingston, superinten-. nt of the mine was not in the mine ten the accident occurred and he ~ uickly organized rescuing parties. w arting one force of twenty-five men be Lth reliefs at short intervals in the p, ain entry and a similar force at a si le entry. It is hoped to reach the fi 'eater part of the victims throug~h w e latter. 0o So far little trouble has been en- te untered on account of the gas or ai ck of air by the rescuers. While ai e officials and the rescuers have ri tly the faintest hope that any of the - en may be living, all work is be- 0s g carried on upon the theory that 10 me may have found places of safe- a and every point of the workings sC l11 be explored. The main office of the company is ri Pittsburg and immediately upon ai e receipt of news of the explosion k e officials hurried to the mine and w e leading and directing the rescue l3 >rk. f About 1,500 feet from the mouth II the mine a heavy fall of roof was 01 countered by the rescuers. It is o0 lievd that most of the men will gi found nearly a mile and a. half ii om this point. How long it will ti Quire to remove enough of the 0 llen roof to open a passage to these . mod workings can only be conjec red as it depends on how frenyunt h ese falls are met with. It 13 hop- a i from the progress made up to this ti tne, however, that the farther ree- di yn will be reached early. There are Si veral side entries, trough which it ti expected some of the men will be tI aed. uIns John Camnbell, wife bi CALHOUN ELECTION. New County Gets Large Majority of Those Who Voted. Many Opposed Could Not Vote Be. cause Their Voting Place Was Outside the Territory. The vote for the formation of Cal houn County took place on Tuesday with the following result in Orange burg County: Precinct For. Against. Cameron.. .... 69 23 Advance.. .. .. .. 45 74 St. Matthews. .. .211 2 Fort Motte. . .... 47 0 Lone Star. . .S...... 0 Caw Caw.. ---.. 98 2 Total.. ........559 101 It will be seen that the total vote In Orangeburg County for is 559 and gainst 101. Add these two together and they nake the entire vote in Orangeburg Jounty 660. As it takes a two thirds vote to rin, the opposition to the formation >f the new county only had to poll L20 more votes to defeat it. It is estimated that there are 80 roters in the territory whose voting >recincts were left out of the limits >ftheproposed new county whowould iave voted against it had any place een provided at which they could ote. Count in these 80 dIsfranchised oters on the side of the opposition, nd we have 181 votes against the ew county. It would then take on r forty more votes to make 221, rhich would have defeated it. It is said that twice that number f voters, who are oposed to the new ounty, refrained from voting, as hey considered the fight hopeless t ith such a large number of the op onents of the new county disfran Used by its advocates running its nes as they did. There were other irregularities in le election that will likely be car Led to the courts for settlement. In rdering the election Gov. Ansel tys in his proclamation that all alified electors within the propos- t I area shall be allowed to vote pon said question, those favoring ie proposed new county to vote. Yes" and those opposed to vote ,No. " - The Governor further says: "That ie Commissioners of State and ounty Elections of the Counties of 'rangeburg and Lexington respec vely shall make all necessary ar ingements for holding said elec- I on, shall appoint managers and do 1 other things necessary for holding I said election; that the County pervisors of the said counties t spectively shall have prepared c rinted tickets and furnish same to t ie Commissioners of Election to be b nt out to the Managers of Election >r the use of the voters."s Lexington County. E There was only one poll in Lex igton County and the vote at that5 as 47 for and 12 agianst. It re uired a change of only eight votes lre to defeat the new county. The ate says Mr. R. H. Welch, of Cal mbia, attorney for the new county sople, was on hand at the Lexing-a >n precinct. Why this Columbiaa wyer should be at the polls is not s ;ated. .The State -says "it is said s y those who came to Columbia last rening that at Red Store, the onlyr recnct in Lexington, there weret enes which reminded one of the ays of 1876. Goy. Ansel had been requested to .nd a sufficient force to this pre nct to keep order. Accordingly, leriff Corley and a number of his r sputies were on the scene and It Isa id their presence prevented any isplay of feeling. "It seems that the exl. ed trou le was not causc'.1 y citizens ofa exington, but from *an who had ne to Red Store :n the other de. It is said that er~ guns were evidence about this precinct." A~ WALKED INTO TIRAP. urgla~r Caught Braking Into Depot g f by the Agent. Jack Dickey, colored, was arrested V e other night after he had broken t to the depot at Clifton, sevend iles from Spartanburg. The arrest b as made by Station Master Chamn- n ers, who was secreted in the de t. Dickey gained an entrance by fi nashing the glass to the ticket of- E e. Several nights ago the depot tl as broken into and two gallow jugi n whiskey was stolen. Station Mas- a r Chambers heard of the robbery t1 id went to Clifton Thursday night n id laid in wait and his effort were s; ~warded by arresting Dickey. fl the mine foreman, whose home is s: cated about fifty yards from the t: outh of the mine, graphically de ribed the explosion. She said: t< "About 11.30 there was a loud s< ~port and the dishes in my cupboard n ud on the table rattled and were It nocked out of place, while the indow were shattered. Instinlctive I knew what had happened. I have A r a long time feared an explosion ithe mine, for I knew it was gase s. My husband and I had talked it and he often referred to the is in the mine. My husband was ! ist about due for his dinner when si tis loud report came. and I looked h .t the back door towards a man- is av from the mine through which B Scame to his meals. Instead of my si isband I saw a great cloud of dust i smoke pouring out and through fC te man-way. It floated upward and pi .sappeared across the river. I am si tre Mr. Campbell will be foun-1 in c< te entry not far from the mouth of e: te mine, for I know he must have 1< an nn hi way to dinner." n BIG FLEET SAILS. Impressive Spectacle When It Passed In Final Review ON ITS LONG CRUISE Roosevelt, on the Mayflower, Bids Officers and Men Adieu and Bon Voyage.-The Line of Warships Extends Four Miles In Single Col umn and Speed of Ten Knots Is Struck. The biggest fleet the United States has ever cqsembled under the com mand of one man sailed for San Francisco from Hampton Roads on last Monday under command of Rear Admiral Evans. President Roosevelt came down from Washington on the naval yacht Mayflower. His arrival in the road stead was signalized by a roar of salutes. A brief reception- followed,. ;he President having a brief message 'or the four rear admirals and six teen captains who are taking the hips through to San Francisco. The President shook each commander by the hand as he went over the side &4id bade them an official adieu. Then the Mayflower turned and led he fleet as It went down the bay,. he Mayflower leading to the Thimble ihoal light. Here the Mayflower urned for a fnal review. As a naval pageant the review nd departure was the most notable a American history. The guns rhich voiced a welcome to the Pres dent on his arrival in Hampton toads uttered. a good bye tribute as hey passed the .Mayflower outward ound. -The salute of welcome was aid In unsion, while the farewell as an individual offering from each f the sixteen ships. The fleet passed out in single lumn, with the government built onnecticuit, Evans' flagship, lead tg. The vessels ran four hundred ards apart, the line extending from e flagship to the last vessel a dis ance of over four miles. The fleet >on disappeared from view and is ow well on its way to the Trinidad slands, where It will spend Christ ias Day. We published a full des ription of this fleet in a six column listrated article last week. MADE PUBLIC APOLOGY. temarkable Incident at Palmetto Club Rooms in Georgetown. A special dispatch from George >wn to The State says the Palmetto ub rooms Wednesday night were e scene of a remarkable incident, ing a public apology made, by a ung business man to a young lady enographer, who held in her pos ssion a letter witten by him which he had passed around to the 40 or 0 leading business men whom she ad requested to be present to hear is apology. The language of the. itter is absolutely unbecoming any rt of gentleman. The facts of the case, as learned re that the offender had received n anonymous missive, and he pre med that the above referred to enographer was the author of it, hereupon he wrote the outrageous ote coughed in the most obscene rms and mailed it to the steno rapher. Upon receipt of the same the ung lady was almost prostrated lth grief, and humililation, and was oing to wire for her relatives and sport the matter to the postoffice uthorities. But friends interceded r the offender and begged her to cept a public apology from him hch she agreed to do. The entire ifair was a very humiliating one. SOME BOLD ROBBERS n Attempt Made to Rob Express in Philadelphia. A bold atempt to take $60,000 in ld and silver coin from the Buf lo Express at the Reading termi a1 was frustrated in Philadelphia ednesday night, and one of the ree men who tried the job is un er arrest. He is William H. Hew tt, of New York. The inoney was eing sent from the Philadelphia iint to Buffalo. Shortly before the time scheduled )r the departure of the flyer a yard an saw three men crouching under e exprss car that contained the iner. The7 were sawir~g piece: t of the acetylene pipes.~ TWo. of t three under the car were keep g a lookout on either side. They w their danger and made a dash r liberty. Hewett was caught. Officers found a small adjustable w with a blade of tempered steel tat the robbers left behind. It is supposed the men Intended let the acetylene out of the tanks that the train would be in dark ss after leaving the station. Then tey could work with more safety. SWALLOWED NEEDLES itd Is Dying in a New York Hos pital. Mrs. Mollie Desmond, of New ork who, in a fit of desperation veral months ago attempted to take r life by swallowing 144 needles, dying in the Fordham hospital. ut the needles are not directly re onsible for her death. The last of twenty-four operations r the removal of the needles was rformed on Sunday. That night e was taken with a severe case of ughing and the -wounds of the op ations were opened, causing great ss of blood. The doctors hold out , hop for her recovery.