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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.

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