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VOLUME 1, NUMBER 120 Weekly, Established 1SC0; Dally, Jan. 13, 1914. ANDERSON, S. C., FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 5, 1914. PRICE FIVE CENTS
$5.00 PER ANNUM SUPPORTERS OF SMITH VERY DEMONSTRATIVE AT NEWBERRY MEETING SENATOR RODE FROM THE HOTEL ON A BALE OF COTTON ENORMOUS CROWD HEARS SPEECHES Governor's Home County Gave Big Reception to His Lead ing Opponent Capital City News (Special to The Intelligencer) John Fuller, a young white man, waa drowned in a branch near Colum bia today, his motlier waa standing on the bank when the boy went down. A 8mnll negro boy aud a mule were instantly killed today on Assembly street when they came in contact with a live wire. (Special to Thc Intelligencer) Newberry, July 10.-Tho largest crowd that has attendend a meeting in the United States senatorial cam paign BO far collected at Newberry to hear tho candidates today. There were approximately 2,000 voters In at tendance and among these a good rep resentation of women. This meeting too, was marked by the j Prominent biggest demonstration that has yet been made for any particular candi date, when tho time arrived for thc candidates to go to the grove where tho meeting WUB to be held a wagon drawn by a pair of splendid Missouri mules and loaded with a bale of cot ton was driven up in front of thc New berry hote). Senator Smith was placed astride this bale and the wagon was driven to the Jones Grove where the meeting was held. A throng of boisterous farmers shouted all along the way and a troop of cavalrymen acted as escort. As soon as the Senator had con cluded hiB speech ho was again yanked up and Teated in an atomoblle, pend ing from every angle of which wer? cotton stalks in bloom and his chariot was driven again to his hotel... Up the duety trail again the noisy throng followed, yelling their appro val of tho "rough, man-handling Joh." .; : Today; too,, wai ; the Jirs> appearance ? ?f^'th'?r'.wfiUe^cott?h bloom ! as .the Smith campaign badge. Hundreds of - these wore worn .and stood ont in very striking contrast to the red streamers fluttering from the coats of the gov er-or'e friends. he meeting today, though largely atended, was an orderly one at al Minos, there being little confusion, oth er than interruptions, except of Mr. Jeoningp and Mr. Pollock when these were attacking the governor's re cord. More flowers wore in evidence to day than at any previous meeting, and both Senator Smith and Governor Blouse each got about a dozen bunches and baskets, among which were sev eral baskets of peaches, which the newspaper men proceeded to sample In advance. Mr. Jennings got one bouquet and Mr .Polook a basket of flowers. Mr. Jennings was the first r.peaker. He said that his health had always been excellent up to the' opening of the campaign. Since then the [dally belching forth of the governor's re cord had almost given him the chol era morbus. In attacking the govern or's record, this epeaker pointed out that a man had boen pardoned whb had been dead ton years. When Mr. Pollock was introduced, he war- asked if he know "Colic" The Cheraw candidate answered that he , had had the misfortune to be in thc State University with the governor, that he had the greater misfortune to be in tbe legislature with bim and the greatest misfortune of all, to bare him as governor. "Yes, I know bim and I've got bis number," the speaker added. This speaker again today dis played the red, spread-eagle, union republican ticket of 1880. On this appeared the names of negro electors from various districts of ? the State and also that ot J. P. Gibson of Ben pottsville, i the same man appointed by Bleese on- the governor's staff." This was put on exhibition hi an 'ewer te tji? g?yernor's charges of re publicanlsm ?h ,tho stump. Mr. Pol lock also accused Charles Carrol Sims, candidate for governor as being a member of the Haskell convention and voting for Haskell. Senator Smith made a stalwart de fence of bis record in the United States senate and offered to fight any man who attempted tb stand between him and the farmers. The offer was an swered' by volunteers in the * crowd who said, "we're with you senato?, and will bo glad to help." He said that he bad no apology to make for hi service of fire years and dne half in the farmerr*. interests. He then discussed the vvious billa which he had fadored ., au<i the re spective nterlts of each, pointing'oat the salient features. Tho governor today refrained from all bitterness and did not attack'Senator Smith concern lng negro appointments In the civil service nor-did he refer to Haskell Ism as on other stumps. Ha was con tent to narrate his political career of how he had advanced from a''stable boy" to the governor's choir. He sup plemented this, with a prophecy as to his future activity in the United States senate and how his political enemies would change ? their attitude after years had passed. Norris Bros., of Greenville, was commissioned with a capital of $70, 000 to manufacture cotton mill sup plies. Petitioners are D. L. Norris, A. M. Norrie and K. O. McLain. GRAVE CHARGES ARE PREFERRED I Publisher And Co workers Are Served With Warrants (By Associated Press.) San Francisco, July 10.-Warrants for the arrest of Charles K. Field, editor of the Sunset Magazine; Rob ert J. Fowler, an aviator; Riley A. Scott, a writer, and Ray S. Duhem," a j photographer, were issued today at j the request of John W. Preston, Unit ed States attorney here. The charge I against all four ts the disclosure of military secrets. The penalty is len years Imprisonment or a $10,000 fine for such disclosure if rande abroad and one year, or a $1,000 fine, if made in the United States, _ In April Sunset published an article entitled "Can the Panama Canal Be Destroyed -From. the^Air,". ?? R?product??ns--or ^notogra*ph*s tak-; en from on. aeroplane and showing ; some of the fortifications of the canal1 zone and of the San Francisco presi dio accompanied the text. As soon j OB a copy of the number was called to the attention of the war department j lt requested Preston to investigate. Mr. Field's defense today was that the photograph showed no actual for tifications, only preliminary work for! a fort. To this Mr. Preston replied: "By the act of March 3, 1911? con gress made it a violation of a plain statute for a civilian to take or pub lish photographs Of any fortification whether complete or. in process of construction." Warrants Served. Field, Fowler, Duhem and Scotti were served with the warranta and| taken before United State.i Commis sioner Francis Knill, /hey were re-1 leased on their own recognizance. At the special session of the federal grand Jury tomorrow, the government will present its evidence and Indict ments. The editorial comment of the maga zine on one of the photographs, I against which the war department ] particularly complained, was as fol lows: "This is one of the most significant photographs ever published In this country. Below the aeroplane from which the picture was taken He the Naos Islands, In tho bay of Panama, on which the United States govern ment is mounting batteries ot the iheavlest artillery in the world, to protect the. Pacific approach to the Panama canal. "On the Island, almost directly un der the aeroplane, can be seen the emplacement for the most powerful; weapon ever constructed, the first IC Inch disappearing gun, which has an effective range of about twelve miles.! "Here 1B. the sign.dcance) of tho j photograph: The aeroplane might! have come ?n time of war from a battleship out of range j>f the big gun, | flying a saie height and carrying 500 pounds of high explosive instead of a camera. Would not the big gun bel helpless against sv h a foe?" DcHcrihe C .omstances. The editor described, the circum stances in which the photograph was j taken and who took it, adding: "Shortly nf towards Pr?sident WU-I son issued an executive order forbid ding such flights under heavy penalty. The photographs made on this flight | are probably the only pictures that' eyer will be taken of the Canal from1 the air, except for purposes of war. Washington, July 10.-Today's ar rest at San Francluco marked the be ginning of the first criminal prosecu tion under the' national defense act of March 3, 1911, for disclosure ot mili tary secrets. The war' department In the, past has warned some newspaper publishers becar.se of the element pf Intent to do mischief was lacking, no attempt was made to prosecute. The fact that the pictures complain ed of in this case were taken from an aeroplane raises for the first time alt interesting, point of Jurisdiction by the national authorities over tho up per air. SIX LIVES LOST I IN SEVERE STORM. Cloud Bursts and Electrical Storms, Devastated Portions Of Pennsylvania (By Associated Press) Philadelphia. July 10.-Six persons killed and property damage, estimated at hundrcdK of thou.sunds of dollars, was the toll today of cloudbursts and electrical storms in tho Lebanon val ley and thc anthracite regions of Pennsylvania. Three persons were drowned in Scranton and vicinity in a flood thal followed the cloudburst, one man was killed by Hf ' ' "lng at Wilkes Barre and two met path at Lebanon. Twenty-five were caught in a mine 200 feet below the surface at Arch bald, near Scranton against dam burst. They escaped to the surface by wading through water up to their shoulders. Railroads and trolley trafile were completely tied up. Lightning started numerouu fires in the country dis tricts. Boy Drowned. Scranton, Pa., July 10.-A cloud burst in the mountain region east of hore late today flooded the Roaring Brook valley and flats along the Luck awanna river. Railroads were tied up and much property damage resulted. Three boys were swept down the river on a stump three miles to Taylors, where two were rescued. The" third was drowned. Two" washouts on the Moosie Lake railroad marooned eight hundred ex cursionists. TITO More Dead. Lebanon, Pa., July 10.-Two men were killed and widespread damage done herc today by a cloudburst. One man was killed when he stepped on a live wire broken during the storm. The other was struck by lightning. ANOTHER VICTIM OF THE PLAGUE Negro Succumbs To Dread Dis ease Making the Third r ;.v.,^.-.'-.Deatli--...'v - - - ? . . . . fi' : . ' ? ; . . . By Associated Ffess.} New Orleans, La., July 10.-Follow ing the death here today from bubonic plague of Leon Dejean, aged 28, a ne gro, health authorities began an in vestigation to ascertain if a new fo cus of infection exists. Although De jean resided three miles from thc In dustrial Home of the Volunteers of America, where two cases of plague were discovered, he waa employed at a produce house well within the zona first placed under strict quarantine regulations. Dr. William C. Rucker, assistant suregon general of the pub lic health service, who is in charge of plague eradication work here, stated tonight that he could not determine the existence of a new focus of In fection until epidemiological studies had been made. Dejean waa placed under observa tion in an isolated hospital on July 5, but his malady was not confirmed as plague until today, following bact eriological tests. Two negroes and one white man have died from pla gue since the contagion waa discover ed here on June 27, W. W. Wilkin son, a white man. is recovering. No other cases have been reported. LOOK LIKE WAR WITH ULSTERfTES Troops Stationed in Egypt Have Been Called Home By Cable gram Belfast, July 10.-The "provisional government" formed by the UlBter Unionista it ita first meeting today gave Slr Edward Carson ? free hand to take whatever action he may con sider necessary in calling the Ulster volunteers to arms. The men were de clared ready for mobilization at a moment's notice. Slr Edward Carson, In a speech, declared that the time had come for the loyalists of Ulster to translate their words into action. He said that something must be done to compel the British government' to make up ita mind. Ulster, be concluded? was anx ious for peace hut was not going to accept peace with surrender. A special dispatch from Cairo, Egypt, says the Anglo-Egyption mem bers o? the Ulster Volunteers have re ceived cablegrams calling them back to Ulster. ' Big Land Deal. Washington, July io.-Purchase by th? government of 13,575 acres of for est lands in North Carolina was ap proved today by the National Forest Reservation Commission. The acqui sition embraces twelve tracts, eleven of them In Buncombe, Yancy and Mc Dowell counties, with a total area of 12,400 acres, and the other with an area ot 1,176 acres in Macon county. All ot tho tracts adjoin federal reser vations previously acquired and most of them are wooded with poplar, oak, chestnut and other valuable timber. FLAG ENRAGED THE MEXICAN SHOOK HIS FIST AT "OLD GLORY" FLYING ABOVE VERA CRUZ WILSON'; CRIME" Says He Can Prove That "Secret Platform" Planned the Ac quisition of AU Mexico (By Associated Press) Vera Cruz, July 10.-Querida Moho no, former Mexican minister of com merce and labor,' befc|'c departing today on board the Espagne virulently criticised the policy of the United States towards Mexico. As lie sat in the forward saloon of the French lin er, Senor Moheno looked through a porthole toward the American flag flying at Vera Cruz and shook his fist in rage. He insisted that he is in a position to produce proofs that there is a "secret platform" of the progressive party Jn the United States, of which Colone) Theodore Roosevelt was cog nizant and in which he concurred, looking to the disruption of Mexico and the acquisition ultimately of all the territory between the Rio Grande and Panama. He said that Francisco Escudero, ' who as minister of foreign relations in Carranza'? cabinet, has letters which to him are conclusive evidence of his allegations, and declared he hoped to be able to produce these let ters at the proper time. "And not only the leaders of the progressive party are pledged to this policy," he added, "but politicians of both the republican and democratic parties had promised their secret sup port. That President Wilson himself had subscribed to this iniquitous cor respondence as evidenced by bis at titude toward Mexico. Not a Bingle American in alli'tito hundred million population of Ute .United States caa ?Ive satisfactory^ answer na to why those troops - ara" on shore hi Vera Cruz." "To show President Wilson'? crime against Mexico-the greatest In thc history of modern nations," is the an nounced object of Senor Moheno's trip to the United States by way of Cuba. He arrived here this morning on the Espagne from Puerto. Mexico, and said ho would not go ashore. Moheno said he hoped, while in the United States, to convince the Ameri can people of the enormity of the "crime committed not only by Presi dent Wilson but by all the political factors in the United States, regard less of party." Senor Moheno did not have any ma terial hope that the overthrow of Hu erta by the constitutionalists would be followed by peace. Moheno frankly admitted belief that armed intervention in Mexico fin ally would come. He promised to re veal on MB arrival in New York the exact method of the killing of the late President Madero and Vice Presi dent Pino Suarez. "I will not say now that I am confident that General' Huerta had nothing to do with the assassination of these men," he continued. When asked if he waa going ashore while In Vern Crus? Moheno replied: "Going ashore? No, not I. It ls not a pleaanat spectacle for any pa triotic Mexican. However, I am not afraid to. It do not fear the Ameri cans, nor do I fear my own people. "I left President Huerta's cabinet because I was aksed to," continued Moheno. "Huerta did not give me a reason. I am not running away be cause I fear the rebels when they get there and their coming 1B inevitable." Traveltng on the same boat are General Joaquin Maas and Colonel Mario Maas, relatives of Huerta, and the'r fas:!!0" The only apparent renson for the flight of the Maas brothers waa escape from the capital before lt falls, the .Inevitability of which they also admitted. Brigadier General Funaton sent an officer aboard thc Espagne before the ship docked to ascertain the Inten tions of Moheno and General Maas. He feared to have them come ashore because of the probability of an un friendly reception by Mexicans. Both were assured military protection, Senor Moheno trembled visibly while talking to the 'lieutenant and he apparently waa holding himself in restraint. . He assured' the officer that he had no desire to leave the ship. General Maas was very surly. .He thanked the lieutenant for General Fun etan's ofter, but with' noticeable sarcasm assured him that none of his party would land under the American flag. Hector Jara, representativa of the constitutionalists in .Vera Cruz, was arrested tonight by order of Brigadier General Fun eton on a chargo ot seek ing to incito ?lex!cans to make a demonstration against former mini ster Moheno. El Dictamen, Mexican dally issue, issued a dodger today urging the people to display antago nism to Moheno. The.paper waa or dered suspended temporarily. NO SOLUTION TO LETTER MYSTERY Police Fail to Find Clue of Miss ing Woman-A Conspiracy Is Feared (By Associated PreBS.) Atlanta, Ca.. July 10.-Information still was lacking here tonight ns to the whereabouts of .Mrs. Eloise Nelms Dennis, believed to have signed a lotter received hero which said she had murdered her sister in New Or leans.-'was preparing to kill her broth er in San FOranclsco and then would . .oumul suicide. Police officials In San Francisco, New Orleans and Houston, Dallas and San Antonio, Texas, where Mrs, Den nis and her sister. MISB Bcatrlco Nelms, planned to visit, failed to lind any trace nf them. Mrs. John W. Nelms. mother of the missing women and recipient of tho mysterious letter, continued to believe that her daughters were tho victims of a conspiracy. They had a draft for $1,450 cashed in New Orleans on June Kl after their departure from hore, the proceeds of which were to be UBed in completing Mexican Investments made by Mrs. Hennis. Checke Issued by Mrs. Dennis for previous sums for investments were made In favor of a "Victor E. innes," lt developed today. The two women left New Orleans for Texas on Juno 14. supposedly to meet the man giving his name as Innes in either Houston, or San Antonio. The total sum turned over to Innes for Investment amount ed to approximately $10,000, accord ing to Mrs. Nelms. No Information as to whether the business transaction was completed ever has been received by Mrs. Nelms. A telegram from Houston on June 21 signed "Dee" for Beatrice, told only of an enjoyable timo in Houston. A week later another telegram was re ceived from New Orleans, signed "E. and B." for Eloise and Beatrice, which said they were going farther west. This indicated that they had returned frpm Texas. This was also the last message re ceived by MrB. Nelms until last Tues day when a typewritten letter, Bigned with the name of Mrs. Dennis, was re ceived from San Francisco, where it had been.mailed on July 3. It told of the alleged death of her sister, her plans for killing Marshall Nelms, her brother, and then drowning herself. It wan accompanied by a hand written note Indicating despondency. Append ed to the typewritten rote was the following sentence referring to Mrs. I'ennis' divorced husband: " lum sending a copy of this to Wal? ter I lennis. In Now York." ' Innes first met Mrs. Dennis while sho was In Bono, Nevada, about a year and a half ago, Mrs. Nelms'said. He is supposed to have been a lawyer and to have assisted Mrs. Dennis in ob taining a divorce there, i A woman giving her name as Mrs. Margaret Minis, or Mines, and repre senting herself to be an aunt of Innes was in, Atlanta about June 1, accord ing to the mother. Innes later esme and remained for a short time con sulting with Mrs. Dennis about the Mexican investments. In compliance with a .request from her daughter, Beatrice, Mrs.' Nelms said she had sent an express pack age containing some wearing apparel to San Antonio, addressing lt "lu enre Mrs. Margaret Mima.'1 Information from San Antonio lato today said that thc package had 'not been delivered. Th following description of the two women were made public here to night: "Beatrice Ndms Is a blondo, 2C years old. Sho is a Bclf reliant busi ness woman and brusque in manner. Sho is of medium height and has blue eyes.. Eloise Nclrau Dennis is a brunette, 30 years old. She is slender and talk ative. ' Sho is slightly taller than Beatrice." The y junger woman was engag ed in the veal estate business here In which she is credited with making a considerable fortune. Mrs. Nelms, mother of the missing women, is wealthy. Portland, Ore.. July io.- City detec tives today vainly sought Victor E. Innes, In connection with thu disap pearance of the two daughters of Mis. J. W. Nelms. The chief of police of Atlanta telegraphed a query as to whether InneB ever hod been a Unit ed States district attorney in Oregon. The records don't show that he ever held that office. ICE CREAM BRI NC H LARGEST RETURNS Figures Compiled at Clemsoon Col lege Indic?e Res* Way? to Mar ket Milk. Clemson College, July 10.-How many people know In which form to dispose of their milk in order to se cure the largest returns from lt? Ex periments and calculations have been made by Prof. J. M. Burgess, of Clem son College, which will servo to put an end to any doubts on this subject which a man may have. These calcu lations show that from a standpoint of largest returns tho most profitable form in which to dispose of milk is as Ice cream. Whole milk ls second, cream third, cheese fourth and butter fifth. ? BANDITS ESCAPE, LEAVE NO TRACE Searchers Unsuccessful In Locat ing Robbers of Express Train (By Associated Press) St. Louis. Mo.. July 10.-Search for thc bandits who held au Hie West hound "Kitty Flyer" on thc Missouri. Kansas mid Texas Railroad, sixty miles northwest ot here last night, continued today without definite re sult. It was believed thc bandits went down the Missouri river lu u skifr. Thc number of men who took part in the hold-up if uncertain. Members of the train crew said that there were only two bandits. Chalos Pfeiffer, u truckwulker, who surprised thu bandits as they were robbing Ilia express car. said there were live. i He said he suv, thc engine und the , express cars running without passen ger couches und that as thu train stopped, he ran up to Bee what was the ' matter. He looked Into the express car and was commanded to throw up 1 bis hands. He said that he WUK kept under guard by two men who guarded ' thc express messenger and two postal ' clerks. A third robber, he said guarded the 1 engineer, while two rifted the safe. As the bandits left, said Pfeiffer, ' they ordered the engineer to run his 1 engine and thu express cars a few 1 few inileH lo Klondike, Mo., und to slay there awhile before bucking down to ' thc passenger coaches. The engineer did as lie was told. 1 A Mock Execution Washington, July 10.-On a minia ture mahogany gallows In the depart- 1 mont of commerce was "hanged" to- ' day the fusible plug that fulled to 1 operate and caused a boiler explosion 1 that killed eleven of the crew of the 1 steamer Jefferson .off Cape Henry. 1 Secretary Redfield acted as chief exe cutioner at the "hanging ceremonies," which was intended to emphasize the necessity for "safety first." Now [ steamboat regulations were adopted \ as the result of the explosion on the Jefferson. CONFERENCE ENDS SATISFACTORILY Carranza's Forces and Troops Under Villa Move Toward Mexico City (By Associated Press.) Saltillo, Mexico, via Laredo, Tex., July 10.-Tho conference in Torre?n. < which met to adjust the dtfferencoB between Carranza and Villa have i completed its labors to the satisfaction of the first chief of the Constitution alists, according o the announcement riere tonight of Gustav Espinosa Moro los, Genoral Carranza's private sec retary. Details of the conference were not made publia. It was announced however, that all generals of the division of the North, commandent ' by Villa had reaffirmed their recognition of Carranza's au thority and again expressed their ad herence to tho pinn of Guudaloupe providing for Carranza exercising ex ecutive authority in cuse thu Consti tutionalists succeeding, until elections cun be held. It was staled that troops under General Villa and those under General Pablo Gonzales would move south ward tomorrow in a combined cam paign with Mexico City BB their goal. The expressions from Villa's gen erals came in lengthy telegrams of a congratulatory nature to which Car ranza replied similarly. RECOGNITION FOR ENGINEER Every Man Wirti Good Record Get? Name on ll IN Cab Atlanta, Ga., July 10.-Southern Rtillway cngintcrs who have made ex ceptionally good records in keeping their locomotives In good condition, are to be honer il by having their names painted on the panels of their ?Shs. In announcing this plan, vice-Pres ident und General Manager E. H. Coapman states that lt has been adopted as a mark of tho Southern Railway's appreciation of tho interest which its en R?HM rs have takon'ln the condition and appearance of their Io cotnotivex Southern railway practice ls, aa far as possible, to allow each Individual engineer to have bis In dividual locomotivo. The engineers feel a great person al pride in the appearance of their lo comotives and many of them have been beautifully decorated In which the Company has cooperated with the men. Aa a result, the attractive ar pearance of Southern Railway loer motives, they have attracted wld. . spread attention and much comment. Under the new arrangement, each en gineer who. has run an individual lo comotive for a stated number of years, rated according to the class ot engine, without going into the shop for gen eral overhauling, will have his name placed on tho cab panels. The ar rangement waa effective July 1, but mileage made during the past two years by engineers running Individ ual locomotives will be applied.. SALUDA VOTERS REFUSE TO APPLAUD SPEAKERS ' YESTERDAY A RECORD CROWD The Largest Gathering This Year Heard the Speakers For the State Ornees (Special to Tho Intelligencer) * Saluda, July 10.-The quleteatj and probably the largest crowd of thayetS nt tended tho campaign meeting ot ['undulates for state offlcou liere to iluy. About 1.000 persons were pres ent, Including probably G?O women, - who listened to tho speeches and re fused to applaud. Speeches of some candidates were [?barged with bitterness and . person al it les. William C. Irby directed a sarcas tic attack at John G. Richards, refer ring to Richard's recent "conversion" Lo HlcnsiBm and denied tho reiterated statement of Richards that "newspa per oligarchy" ls fighting him. "Thc guilty heart alwuys finds fear in tho Imagining," he exclaimed. The attacks directed aguiust An* drew J. Hethea, candidate for lieuten ant governor by his opponents ut the Lexington meeting drew stinging replies today who. i .'uplrnnts for this Dfllce otllce again exchanged bitter pei.ona! attacks, liethea charged that the record of 13. Prank Kelly aa ii member ot tho dispensary winding up commission should sutlsfy the vot ers' of his unfitness. He describe! Kelly's work In tbat body as a "mon umental failure" With a warning that ho would each day devote a part nf his tim.? tb tho attacking of the records of his oppon ents, particularly Kelly's, who tte Bald started the use of pereonnlithta, Bethen closed his speech, .ii-i . In this connection Kelly told (hstf ho wa? ucUvo' in ????i?lngr'a'.w?rrsnt for tho arreBt of Thomas B. Felder or Atlanta which has resulted in Fel der remaining without the Stat?, ? bc said. ? Statistics and reporta from various county superintendents of education were read by John G." Cilnkscolos with the intention of showing tho present great need of a state-wide compulsory Behool attendance law. This statement was said to be the reply to Mr. Manning's queries as to the source of funds for the operation of a low of nature, j A strenuous combined attack on state-wide compulsory education was made by Mendel L. Smith. John O. Richards and Charles. Carroll Simms, who somewhat ut length expressed their opposition to a stute-wide law. Richards ls strongly opp' sed, ho as serted, to any law of that kind, while Mendel Smith approved the local op tional idea. ..in SiniB declared "compulsory edu cation is simply a scheme to raise a giant fuud by taxation for reckless expenditure." Richurd I. Maiming also advocated the local option form.. Mr. Manning made a splendid business speech. Solicitor Robert A. Cooper made a strong plea for increase of education al facilities, particularly for the rural districts and the poorer communi ties. . . The adoption of a rural credit law was suggested by Lowndes J. Browning as the means ot bringing the greatest increase of prosperity lo the farmers. i John T. Duncan told of "The Sys tem." Mullally was absent. - Shortly after tho meeting opened, interest was aroused by the exchange of sharp attacks on each other's per sonal and public records, by Adjutant . General Moore, seeking r??lection, and M. C. Mills, bis opponent. Attorney General Thomas H.. Peo ples and Comptroller (leneral A. W. Jones were absent. James A. Summersett, candidate for Comptroller general, while discussing Jones' record told that 134,000 of Lexington county mouoy was possibly lost with other deposit0. In the defunct Lexington Savings b?nk, "deposited there by an auditor bonded by the Gulf and Atlantic Company," in which Summersett claims Jones is interested. His ideas of compulsory education, were explained by A.' G. Brice, candi date for attorney general, who denied :.. epics' charge at Lexington that ho voted for a bill with this provision.. The party was entertained at a bar becue dinner as the guest? of the as sistant United States district attor ney. B. W. Crouch. War on Bata, Atls^ ta, Ga.. July 10.-If the desires of Dr. H. F. Harris, secretary ot tho ?tate board of health, are carried oui? . Georgia will declare war on rats. Just-. ns the plague scared citizens of the. const have done.. He wunts the legis?' lature to appropriate enongh money to chase all the rats.into the ocean.or exterminate them some other way. There is ? good Job here for somo moderncd Pied Piper ot Hamlin Town lo prove his ability and at the same time v .ake a fortune.