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VOL. 1. NO. 1.
Weekljr, K t WUhe4 1860;Doily, Jan. 18, 1914.
ANDERSON, S. C. TUESDAY MORNING, JAN. 13, 1914.
PRICE FIVE CENTS. $5.00 PEF ANNUM.
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
TO ANDERSON COLLEGE 1
"When it seemed that after an an
gling of more than a year the trus
tecB of Anderson College had just suc
ceeded In landing Mr. W. II. Hand for
the plaoo of president of the institu
tion, along came ; om other fisherman
and tried to take him away. The out
come of the business Is thut Anderson
College will keep Mr. Hand.
A committee of educators came to
Anderson Saturday and tried to get
the trustees of Anderson College to
release M;. Hand from hia contract,
to act as president of the institution.
The committee consitod of John E
Sweuringen, state superintendent of
education, Prof. Patterson Wardlaw,
head of the school of pedagogy of the
state university; W. K. T?te, repre
senting the general education board
of the United States; Supt. Lueco
(Junter of the public schools of Rock
Hill and Supt. Ernest Anderson of the
Newberry city schools.
They made a strong and 8tirripg|
proposition, but ('apt. Hi H. Watkinsj
and others of the board met the argu
ment Xth argument and appeal with]
Ever since the announcement in the
\ Dally Intelligencer that Mr. Hand was
considering the offer of tb? presiden
cy, all South Carolina, educationally!
speaking, has had its eyes turned tn .
thfs direction. It was the greatest j
P.trckc that AndoraC? bus f?a?-j , in
recent years and the landing of a man
of such eminence and with a record of
success after success and with a heart
strong for any endeavor focused at
tention upon Anderson and in a night
Anderson college became ore of the'
schools of Importance In the whole
Mr. Hand has been employed by
the general education board in con
nection with the state University, to
go throughput the. state snd work up
interest In the schools in the rural
sections. Mr. Hand has accomplished
a wonderful work. . Mr. Hand secured
the permission of the general educa
tion board to let bim retire from the
field 'work. "The' University also gave
him up, artd also with reluctance. The
general education board then decided
to discontinue its work in the State.
In the labt few weeks, however,
there bas come such an appeal to the
genera! educational board, which has
at its command millions of dollars,
contributed by^such men as Carnegie
and 01 hers interested in general edu
cational work, that the board has en
deavored to get Mr. Hand to reconsid
er, and the board baa agreed to come
back into the state with Its support
if Mr. Hand wilt assume 'tin work"',
again. Ho declined to consider the
proposition. ' But the appeals from
South Carolina were ringing, and the]
board suggested that Anderson college
might give Mr. Hand hia release if
the trustees appreciated the demand
from every corner of the state for the
services of this expert, this specialist
? In treating school stagnation. ?
Luncheon at College
This was the mission here yesterday \
of these gentlemen. They arrived at
mlddav and were taken out to the col
lege for lunch. No doubt that was
the first thing that made them respect
Anderson College, for the culinary
department of 'this college is incom
parable. Their there wns au Inspection
of the plant, the result being that the
visitors went Into the meeting crest
Thoy bad expected to find some lit
tle insipid collegiate Institute there,
and had run right Into the most thor
oughly equipped college In the South.
Undaunted the visitors presented their,
cake With oarneatneas. They declared
that there tvae danger of irreparable
damage done the educational work of
the whole state. The following Is a
summary of their case:
t A Strong Appeal
?Wi en the educators in the State
uml out of it, hoard that he was to be
lost to the work to which be wan so
iiidisiivunabia, there arose a general
outcry, and a widespread Inquiry
whether something could not be done
to prevent the calamity. i
"The officers of the G?n?ral Educa
tion Board which has been supporting
.the work, were so keenly stirred by
tho.situation that two or Its members,
D,'a. Butterick and Fi**n*r, f ?m?.
Columbia by special appointment.
The::o giuiiiemen had President Moore
and Mr. Hand to go to Richmond late*
to see them about the matter..
" "By special effort they arranged
that not only are tho funds not to be
withdrawn, hut. his salary 1? to be ?n
creased by 60 per cent and adrllth 1
aid given him for traveling expends
If he will remain m the work.
' These gentlemen fed as do tbe best
Informed, educators thrnnghc.it the
Seite and throughout the Sooth, that
for Mr. Hand to leavn h la work now
\- o-.ild te an Injnrv to the cause of edu
cation which no other man could re
It baa long been understood that
the weakest point 1? South Carolina
educational system. w^< the high
fTh*. orogro>id ihat has been, made
In the high schcois since he became
PAYS SPLENDID COMPLIMENT
IN PRACTICALLY ADMIT.
Y OF ITS CLAIM
their inspector has been simply mea-j
surelcss, and all the other schools
have reaped the benefit or that prog- J
ress: In particular, every college in j
the State bas been strengthened, has
boon enabled to do better, higher,,
more genuine,, more nearly real college]
work. To interrupt that work now,
would be one of the greatest disas
ters that could happen to the educa
tional growth of South Carolina.
Tl'.crerore Mr. Hand is urged to ac
cept this new opportunity, these revo
lutionized conditions, and continue his
great work. He replies that he has
already accepted your position. So
friends have taken the matter in their
own hands arid eome'to you with the
pi a t"*at you release him for'the sake'
of the general good.
"To that great cause bis work*
meanB vastly more in his present po
sition than it possibly could mean to
any one institution.
"Wie assume that your college is '
founded for the sak? of education. We
assume, gentletr.cn, that you will take j
that broad view which wfU forbid your;
putting the lesser interests of an in-1
stitution In the way of the very cause",
it was created to promote."
Captain Wat it ins, in a very states-1
manlike way r ta torf that the mission of,
Anderson collegetV broader and high-]
cr and grander than tu? aiuie at large
has conceived. That will require t
some years to put/ into full effect the !
true policy of the institution. That]
Haud la the one-man upon whom j
the trustees feel that they can depend i
tor a lull and complete success.
The trustees feel that there are other
urn who might take up Mr. Hand's
former work, for he has organized it
and systematized It so that it would
carry itself with a fairly good man to
take charge of it. ..And if the general
educational board could not put the mo
pejr in JUtl# statjB hacauee of Mr. Hand's
withdrawal from the work, then An
derson would not stand in the way of
tfce future .pr< . : of. -the cogfe
and woWld' utfdefrate to' r Aise tb? mo-*
hey to employ a successor to Mr.
Hand in that work. But the board
feels that It has committed Its hopes
and its plana so definitely to Mr. Hand
that a backward step at thlB moment
vould mean disaster from which tbe
collega could not recover.
This ended the meeting, as the vis
itors had *o' leave on the Intcrurbcn,
Tbey realized that they had lost'their'
POST-0.1 P. ft. HELD
IIS ANNUAL MEETING
SPLENDID REPORT MADE BY
THE SECRETARY .
New Officers Selected and Plans
Mapped Out for Next Year By
The Local Association
According to the report of the Sec-J
retary, read at *!?? annual meeting of]
Pott D,- Travelers' riotecttve AsaocU'
ation at its annual meeting last night;*
t'io local post has been able to show :
an Im rente of almost 100 per cent]
or increasing at an early date
for .the- Past year and the prospects
thlB numtor aro fine. Post D, accord*
Ing to the report, now leads the State,
and stands second in the entire i&.
T .is 's taken by. the members as a
*p>'.3did showing and will be some
what surprising xn > those Anderson
people who are nejE'famlliar with what
iho local psissaiP DMn doing.
At last night's meetings resolutions
were adopted thanking the Blue Ftfdge1
railway for the .mw station to bo
erected here, the track scales, the new
trains and tbe additional trains to the
west., resolutions thanking the Char
leston & Wfeatorn- Carolina railway
fer thr. ??rml?2|- aa(? freight depot,
now being'erected for Anderson, were
aUo unanimously' adopted. ;
A matter of m"Ch/ interest through
out tho city was JhV election of of
ficers for the ensuthg year, which re
sulted as follows* President. C. Ban'
Allen; vice-president, A. M McPall;
so-ond v?ee-pr??wtdent, R. J. Romer;4
thitd v'.ce-presidenV P. B. Gossstt.
secretary and treasurer. Peaster V.
Trlbble; cbnoUin, J. H. Olbboney; lo
cal physician, W. t-Bf^Ashmore.
Tb.e foQuwiog were the gentlemen
ei.-?*?! e* delegates to attend the
State Association m .Columbia, In ses
sion M iy 9 and 9: A. Si Fant, R. J. j
Ramer. W, L. Brlssey. E. C. Xing, A.|
M. McFaU, E. Burriss, F. E. Wat
klns, Jr. f I
The president announced the fol
lowing committee* > the eesslon held'
(Continued on third page.) i
PROBABLY BEGINNING OF
END OF THE WAR ON
FINANCES ARE BAD
Huerta Appears Unable to Organ
ise A Federal Bank?May Go
Into Field at Head of Army
(By Associated PresR.) i
Mexico City. March 7.?Light fight
ing north and west of Torreon was
reported to the war department by
General Velasco, who claimed that be'
bad repulsed the enemy in both direc
Supporting the i'umoi that General
Huerta intends to temporarily leave
the presidency and assume command
of a division of the army "Gil Bias"
an afternoon Spanish newspaper, Sat
urday devoted considerable space to
discussing the probability of such ac
Secretary'of State Lryan has in
structed Nelson 0'Si;t?afihue??y, the
American charge d'affaires, to urge
the government to release Inocencio
Benaviuea, a resident on '.ne frontier,
arrested several days ago by federal
troops and charged with oeing impli
cated in the rebellion. Thin affair
promises to develop an imporatnt in
clurai, since the authorities appear
to- have no information concerning the
whereaboutu of Benavides and the em
bassy has Vcen unable to locate him.
He wa ed through Saltillo into
Guanajua. - by the embassy, but there
he was lost. The state department
at Washington presumes that Beno
vides is an American.
Huerta Is Broke
Abandonment of the proposed
scheme to re-establish a Federal hank
was discussed at the palace today and
it appeared probable tonight that such
a bank would be one of the means us
ed for raising money. The scheme, it
la*aaid. .was opposed by Adolfo
IgRktav Minister of Finance, and an
tagonism on the part of the regular
banks was undisguised.
The announced intention to estab
lish a federal bank helped cause a
high rate of exchange today, although
thete was evidence that the increase
was partly artificial. The National
bapk was one of the heaviest buyers
of exchange late today. The rate
stiffened and toward the uiosiug of
the st?rket, when the nciling rate
dropped from 360 to 335.
"Ben Bar-fathered One*. !
8t, Louis, Mo., March 7.?This Is
Missouri H?:n uay. Tne Missouri
State Poultry Association has launch- i
cd a systematic and thorough educa
tional campaign in cooperation with
tho state poultry experiment station
at Mountain Grove, which will extend
Into every county in the State. The
association realizes there is a conta
gious enthusiasm and inspiration in
concerted action which makes mole
hills out of mountains, and renders
the impossible possible For that rea
son they have started the campaign
simultaneously, for the same ideas and
purposes" They say Missouri is the
greatest poultry state- In the union,
but there is still work to do. The In
dustry is only in its infancy, and there
is vast room for growth and improve
ment. Profits might easily and quick
ly to doubled by n more general use
of modern methods and practices.
Great Britain Foremost Nation in
Endorsing Secretary of State's
Washington, March 7.?Secretary
Bryan and Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, the
British nmbassodor, today discussed
details of a peace treaty similar to
thoso h. which Mr. Bryan already baa
signed with thirteen countries and to
TrSI-b Great Br?tian has assented in
Thlrty?three countries un to det*,
havo accepted the tteatifes in princi
ple.'.None of those signed have yet
been approved by the Senste.
Great Brita'n has .gone further in
endorsing the Bryan Peace Plan than
*hy-- of the other nations of Europe,
although the terms of a possible con
vention have not been finally agreed
upon. ..The Netherlands pact which is
nned as a basis for the treaty with
ilritsin, does not contain a pro
ton that hostilities shall not be cn
tuto during the period of invos
Mias Leila Cason of the Falrvtew
0-ehool was in the citye yesterday for a
Tji* western wing of "Coxey's army"
tots started for Washington.
ESCAPED DEATH I
Wreck Survivor* Picked Up In]
An Almost Frozen
(Ily Asaofclat?d Proas)
Newport Now?j 7a., Murch 7.
lirlnging (.'uptain H. <'. Simmons und
sixteen members or Hi" erew of the
American steamer Charlemagne Tow
or, Jr., which went down off tho New
Jersey coast yesterday morning, the
whal-iback steamer Bayport reached
here late this afternoon. The wreck
survivors wero landed at Sow oil's
Point where they hoarded a trolley
for Norfolk, leaving Norfolk tonight|
for New Yo; k.
WNh four of tlie men half dead from j
'exposure, the a'.ilpwrei lt"d crew were
I picked up near Darnegut Light yester
day afternoon nt ? o'clock during aj
blinding storm, five ml!-s south of'
where the Charlemagne. Jr., founder-1
ed. Their rescue was effected by a
signal light . attracting the attention
lof the Captain of the Bayport Just as
the steamer was in the act of passing
the small boat. Snow was falling
heavily and it wnn fast growing dark.
|Tho captain .'who ; was on the bridge,
could barely see tho light as it flared
up. The Bayport, put about and dis
covered the half frozen and snow cov
'ered m'en huddled' in a twenty.foot|
boat. A stiff wind prevailed at ths ;
time and the men were water soaked i
and numbed from 'cold. In order to
make room for tho overcrowded cargo
some of the men were forced to He In
the bottom of the boat and these were
in worse condition than the others,
four of them being restored with diffi
culty after bains? taken aboard the
I Captain Simmons did not know of
the rescue of the llrst officer Thomp
son, one lir?nuin und two seamen un
til his arrival in port, as when last I
aeon these men were struggling in th?'
surf, their small boat having boeni
swamped. Trie larger boat put toward
I the opon s^ai"fearing a flmllar fate
11'nablo to make headway hi tho rough
sea, which poured; water into their lit
tle craft almost as fast as ft could he
balled out, the men d<*cided to de
pond upon fate.
I . It was five o'ctoO|tand snowing hard
whon they saw 't?jKltgnts of Bayport t
and set off a ipit JjMflad/tbra not been-j
Seen and a response made,' Captain'
Simmons said, he and his .men could
not have survived .many more hours.
Prens&s That Tentative Bi?s Be
Combined into Single
(By Associated Press)
Washington, March 7.?An effort to]
! conclu^ hearings on the administ ra
tion ant:-trust bills by March 17, will]
be made by the house judiciary com-]
mittee, according to Chairman Clay
ton. Several of the democratic mem-1
bora of the committee conferred with
the chairman today as to the general
anti-trust situation and as to the pro
posal that tentative bills will be com
bined Into a single measure rqr pre
sentation to the house. Some mem-!
bora, have expressed dissatisfaction
with the progress of the logtalatl
and an effort will bo made to hurry !
. the programme along.. '
The trado commission biii virtually
has been completed by the sub-com
mittee,' but will be a subject of con-1
AUorney-deneral Mfci vynolds, and
committee members before It Is Intro-1
forence with President Wilson and
,1he bill provide* for a trado com
mission of three each at'$10,000 an-1
hual salary, with all the powers of th<
present bureau of corporations.
Mr. Wntkins in Washington
Washington, March 7-?"If was th<
|mo?t inspiring public fettsraiKc- I ev
er listened to," was the expression
'used by T. Frank Welkins of Ander
son, after bearing tho mesoago of
President Wilson delivered personally |
to Congress Thursday afternoon. Mr.
Whtkins was In Washington for a cou
ple of days during the present week.]
and through the courtesy of Repre^1
sentative Alken was able to secure ad
mission to th > gallery of the House of
Representatives to boar the Presi
o STRIKE IX ROMT. o
o - o
o Rome, Msrch 7.?All classes o
0 Of workmen have decided to o
'O take part in a geqersl strike o
o to be celled Monday. It will o
o bi the first movement of th? o
o kl=d tr. Rome. Au entire ces- o
o eatlon of work is promised and o
o no food will be sold. Even the o
o newspapers will suspend publl- o
o caiion. ivotices w?re publish- o
lO. ed-today warning the, families o
o to provide theniselvss with food, o
o o o o o
rit f.sT. tu sr. M* vu f. it, i. i. i?.
Wtll Spcnk te Men ni Court Douve ni
IS HEBE FOB TODAY
PRESIDENT OF WOFFORD IS
MAN AND SYSTEM
Fifth of Men's Meetings Brings
"Oratoi-Euucuior ci the
That Anderson people have, been'
able to hear auch splendid speakers as*
those who have been coming here is I
a matter of congratulation for tiie pub- <
lie of the city at large and people of
Anderson should give full credit!
where credit is due, tc the manage
ment of the Anderson Y. M.' C. A. The
meetings which have been taking
place In the cour; '/?use are already)
resulting in much s-wd and this la*
nothing compared to the effect that'
will later be restlp-ed. All of tho cr?a
C. A., and tho thanks or the people of
tho city are his.
For today a man comes to Anderson'
known in every crook and cranny of
the State?a man whose name Is syn
onoraous with education in all sections
of the country, und when this man ap
pears on the platform this afternoon
he will face a crowded auditorium.
No less personage has Leon secured
for this afternoon than Dr. Henry N.
Snyder, president of Wofford college
at Spartanburg and cne of tli" best
known educators In the State. Dr.
Snyder is popuiarly krowp through
out tho state and this iur.nedlate sec
iii.ii of i'ne conutry ax * Tne orator of
the Stato-'.nud ho richly deserves the
name, lie Is one man who has given
over Iiis life to the tralnina of the
young meu of Cue country und making
of t?iotn better eltizens und Iii? work
that he hus accomplished and Is con
tinuing to accomplish will benefit
this state years uft -r Dr, Snyder has
completed his earthly lnliors.
The Mnn and Ti e System" will be
the topic dlReiisiied by the iibld speak
er this afternoon and llioie who have
hoard him uloug this line say thut
the addresB will be n rare feature.
Another decidedly pleasant feature
of this afternoon's meeting will bo tho
rong service and the musical pro
gram. All told tb> entire afternoon
will he one of pleasure. The speak
er'will t-ejrin ! .! :! o'clock and it IS
urged that all be In their s':ala by that
hour In order thnt there may he no
STATE BANK EXAMINER
Cashier of Picken? Bank Named
For Term Covering Four
Special Correspondence -
Columbia, March 7.?Ivy M. Maul
din, cashier of the Pickens,Bank of
Pickens, was yesterday appointed by
the Qovcrnor a3 State Dank Examiner.
Mr. Mauldin was appointed for a term
of four years and succeeds B. J.
Rhame, who was appointed by Gov
ernor Ansel in January of 1910 to Oil
out the uncxpired term of Giles L.
Wilson who was named as National
bank examlr.T. It is expected that
the appointment will take effect some1
time In April. Mr. Rhame aald yes
terday that he hid no definite plans
for tho future.
Fermer Tar Heal* Bano.net
Columbia, March 6.?Nearly ir?o
native Tar Heels and their wives ,r.ow
residents of South Carolina, gathered
around the festive board at the Jef
ferson hotel tonight and renewed
their allegiance to the Old North State.
Th.-? occasion bMng the first, annual
banouet of N?r?h Carolina Society.
WILL NOT BE
A WHITE WASH
Rebel Officiai Says Investigation
As to Death of Beaton Will Be
(My Assocluted Mr^ss)
El Paso, Tax., March 7. vWhcn Con
sul Letcher IcQ here today to return
to his post at Chihuahua it was report
ed that ho carried Instructions from
Secretary Mryan with reference to
Hie case of Lui* Terrusas, Jr.. held
lor ransom by (Jenoral \ ilia. It Is
said General Villa and General liar-l
ran/a both will be Informed that tie*
state department could hut construe J
the ihnatcmd execution of Terrasas
as Indicative of great weakness in the
rebel government of northern Mexico.
This Information 4-auu> from a rebel
official today. The OBlcial added that
the ('Hirann/a commission, appointed
to investigate the killing of W liiam
S. Menton, was prepared to face any
facts will? h might be unearthed'
derogatory to the actions of General
villa, or his Bttbordlnatcs,
"It will not ho a white wash," he ndJ
ded, and I atl: >nu to observe par
ticularly that the assurances given to
Washington on ibis point have cnr-|
rled conviction with them.
KM K i ll VUG KO AKRKHTED
Charged iviih ???\ng implicated in'
(Dy AsKoointed Press.'t
Charlott". March,".?The fourth ar
rest In connection with the murder of
L. Prestcp Lyerly at Barbers' June
tics, February 24, was made at sails-j
bury tonight when officials took Into
custody Will Pitts. Implicated in Sid
ringers alleged conression. Will
Kirkpatrick, who is said to have been
charged by Finger with having fired
the Bhot that killed Lyerly, accord
ing to officers, was turning an ice
cream freezer at the home of a Rowan
county deputy sheriff at the time of
Fitts stated today that Finger's past
life was largely written In blood; that
be killed a white man at Roaring Gpp,
Tenu , four years ago and a negro In
Cstawba county, this state, two years
ago, serving short sentences In the
penitentiaries, ot both states.
UNITEu STATES' PROTEC
TION AGAIN ASKED
Consul Ordered to intercede In
Behalf of Son of
Washington. March 7.?Another.
Mrllish subjec t has got Into trouble
in the at ate of Chihuahua aad the I
stale department again has been call
ed on to, expend its protection.. ^ Sir!
Ccoil-Sprtng-KUio called at 'the State'
depart ment today to inform Secretary
Bryan that an Kngllshmun named
Synd'un bnii been driven away from
bis ranch and that .his property; .was
in danger. Secretary Bryan liuinedi-1
Stely telegraphed to American consul
Letcher at Chihuahua to make Inquiry.!
if heceasary a protest will be made
to Carranza or Villa,,
T. clinically the commission chnrged
w t i Investigating the killing of Wil
liam S. Menton continues In existence
air! Secretary Bryan sait** today its
functions simply bud been suspended.
There la now lltt?e Idea that the com*
mlusinncrs will proce?>d to Chihuahua
In the expectations of uncovering cvi-|
depce cf value. It probably will be
repaired to carry out Its original in
structions, however, merely to es-tub-.
Ilsh the principle at the state, dfepuri--!
ment from General' Carranza regard
ing his investigation.
Tiirre seem to be no present Inten-j
tlon of returning any answer to the
communication from General Huerta!
proteating against the removal of the
embargo on arms. . The administra
tion, it is thought probable, does not
carfe to risk the com tructlon that sach
a response would constitute a formal
recognition of the Huerta government
cor."'.:'. Agent Carothers at Chihua
hua WS3 directed by Secretary Bryan
today to Intercede with the rebel lead
ers in behalf or the Terrara'j son who
It is said was condemned to death un
leis a ransom was paid by his family.
The American ngetn was directed to
use every effort to' prevent the carry
ing but of this threat, pointing out
t:iat American tolerance might be
alienated from the rebel ".ust by such
InrfKtlgath n In Tombs
rVow York. March 7.?Two keepers
at the Tombs prison wit; appear be
forn Miss Katherine It. Davis, Com
m-<i!oner of Correction today, charged
with taking mqa-y from prisoners un
lawfully. In ft* recent Investigation
into /craft and iaxltv pr discipline. Miss
Davis found those to be the chief of
WILL MARCH ACROSS CONTI
NENT TO SE** PRES.
Refuse to Work, However* When
Offered Job? By California
(By Associated Press.!
Sacramento, Mar 7.?Sacr ' p- 'o ?11
day worked with the ur -mplov.-?4 prob
lem, preelpltuted'by the arrwul hero
of "Ceneral KollftyV army Of unem
ployed on Its way to Washington from
San Francisco. Tonight no solution
had been reached, but a company of
the state militia baa been ordered out
to guard the state arsenal and to be
in readiness to answer a riot call
Companies at OrovHle, Stockton, Ch'.co
and Woodland were notified to bold
themselves in readlneaa for similar
More than 300 recruits Joined the
army, which Is now divided inot two
rival factions of almost equal strngth.
one obeyiriK the orders oi "General**
Kell?y and the other composed of se
ceders. About 1.600 men are In the
Lenders of the men called at the
executive offices todsy and demanded
of Governor Johnson that they be sup
plied with food end transportation to
the state line. The governor on ?red
them work instead, and they refused,
declaring, they would accept no em
ployment until they had completed the
march to Washington.
No decision could be reached by city
and county, officials as to what dispo
sition should be made of the army.
One of the question dobatcd was
whether or not to ship It back to Ban
Francisco. There were no distur
bances ut the rival camps. althouRh
f m-CrfCi-ies of the secedera added to
'.ho biter feeling V
'bur ri- ''General KelleyV' followers
St. Louis, Mo., March 7.?An army
of unemployed men is being recruited
here, for.a march to Washington, D.
C where they plan to visit Pr?sident
Wilson in an attempt ?o ??*tv,n em
Mb s Irai ??te?
Richmond, Va., March 7.?Zlugfiold'a
Follies." the perennial musical sen
sation of New York, will start its
Southern lour by nlnvina this city to
Anniversary of Grfat BHxsard
Nearly a quarter of a century ago,
the ureat^Ft blizzard the Kastem part
of tlK, United stat?s has nver known,
took place. From March 11 to 14.1688,
truffle was demoralized, communica
tion was cut off, not only between, cit
ies, but within each city, and all the
wires were crippled to smehan ex
tent that the messages, only of tho
utmost importance WTO taken by the
companies, with tho understanding,
they would be s?nt if possible. The
cities suffered a food shortage for the!
few days. Tho storm this year which
lacked in volume, was almost as fu
rious, but the temperature was around
freezing which sofcnetl the Im. u'nhips
oti trains stuck tit! lioiirs In snowbanks
and others caught nut in the snow.
Snnduv School Athletic Meet
Ht. Louis. Mo., Mar. 7.?tho big Sun
day-Schocl meet will be- h^td here to
day. Three hundred entries are rea
dy for the competition In the various
JOHN L. M?!N IS
Announces that He Will Enter the
Primary for Governor of
Columbia, March 7.?Farmer Sena
tor John I* McLaurin this afternoon
authorized the announcement that' be
will be a candidate for governor of.
South Carolna at the next primary
election. The battle Will be waged the
Senator McLaurin, Whose dramatic
political career startled lhe~ country
seme years ago, while closely altlgn
Ing himself on administration meas
ures in the stirring closing daya ot
fc e present session . said, that
he had no statements to make at thi?
time of hla course on state political
matters In the approaching campaign.
Later, he will give out a statement.
The announcement ot Mr, McLaurin
makes the eleventh candidate for tb'?
ofllce of Governor. It is practical*
certain now. that ?Iths* John Gary (Cr
ans or Representative w..V. Stevrnson
or both. wi>: make th? -rare for thv?
Senate, but neither has definitely com-,