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oR^illdated \ug. 2,188 Cbt ?althctn mib Soutbron Published Wednesday and Saturday ?BY? OSTEEN PUBLISHING COMPANY SUMTKR. S. a i larvae: $1.10 par annum?in advance. Ad vert lacenenta: One Square flrat Insertion.$1.00 ?very subsequent Insertion.10 Contracts for three months, or loafer will be made at reduced rates. All communications which sub? serve private Interests will be charted for aa advertisements. Obituaries and tributes of reap sew srtn be sharped for. MASONS TO ATTACK CHURCH. Any-clerical Movement In Italy, leaner leaning a Moat Vlgo aMnlfesto. Rome, Oct. 17.?All indications point to the fact that the extremists la Ital- *?-e determined to underake an antl-clerlcal campaign more vigo? rous even than that in France. This Is being directed by the Free Masons, whose grand maater haa issued a most vigorous manlfeato In behalf of Fer? rer and against the church. An Inter* national subscription haa been open? ed for the purpose of collecting funde to establish In the plaaa of St. Pet* er's. facing the Vatican, Ferrer's mod era school, which was suppressed In Barcelona. DR. JAM KS H. CARLISIJC ILL. of ) Venerable and Beloved Esnillna of WotordJ Genre Anxiety. Spartan burg. Oct. 1$.?Dr. Ian M. Carlisle to ill at his home oa P'of? fer d eampue and his condition haa saaaa a much anxiety among hie suh? lt? and friends. He haa been la feeble aad declii Jt.g haa Wh for some months and extra ex selten tide morphng brought an a 4a*aaj*p^^ggnj^g$ tfppBs wJseeJt eBralyTe^oveeed W condition to hsfat, however, ahewa improvement. ANA RCHISTB EXCITE MOBS, Raised he London?Alf*on Called Moroserer. London. Oct. 17.?The red dag waa raised In London thin afternoon and a large mob moved upon <vte Spanish embassy to make a demonstration of Its disapproval of the execution of Prof. Francisco Ferrer, the convicted revolutionist at Barcelona, a few days ago. Several bodies of police drove off the crowd. While no blood was ihed, considerable excitement and an<?Sel? sens pervaded that neighborhood. The groan* and hoot Inga were palnly heard In the embassy and at Buckingham palace nearby. The trouble began with a ina meeting In Trafalgar Square, which wan organised by several Soc allat and labor bod lea. A black bordered banner was raised against the Nelson column with big letters that could be read from aStf "To hell with the murderer Alfonso." Vlvtor Orayson of Manchester, the Socialist member, capped the cVmax of the speeches by declaring that If the head of every king of Europe was torn from his body it would not pay half the price of Ferrer's life. Ha called the Rusaian emperor "a dirty monster," and said that King Ed? ward, who could have prevented the execution, waa responsible for what? ever might happen in England as a result of It. He demanded the expul? sion of the Spanish ambassador. WANT POLE IM8PTTE ENDED. University of Copenhagen Asked to Renounce Its Claim on Cook. Washington, Oct. 15.?The Univer slty of Copenhagen was today request? ed by the National Geographic Society to renounce Its first claim to an ex? amination of Dr. Cook's observations made during his search for the Pole. The request was mudf bpaatsM of the failure of the society In conjunc? tion with the American Geographical Society ami the American Museum of Natural History to have Ira Iti-m-u-n, president of the National Academy of Sciences. Immediately to name a * >m mlttee of eminent American ?lieniMt? to pass upon the validity of the evi? dence submitted by Dr. Cook and Commander IMary. Dr. Bernsen had indicated his will? ingness to act only after he had been requested to do so by both explcrers. and had received authority by the council of tsa Nation., i Academy of Sciences at Its meeting about Novem? ber 10. Up to the present tim Dr. Cook has not acted upon the sugges? tion. shed April, 1850. 'Be Just ai I. SUMT DEATH DEALING STORM. THIRTY-SEVEN KNOWN DEAD IN CENTRAL SOUTH. Damage of $150,000 Reported From Atlanta and Cart or* vi tic, Ga? With Severe Lose at Oilier Points In Track of Disturbance. Memphis, Tenn , Oct. 15.?With the j known death list already reaching a total of 37 human lives and with 13 others reported dead, with scores se > rlously Injured and many others pain? fully bruised, and with the property damage running to a million or more dollars, the toll of the havoc and de? struction of the storm which swept middle and west Tennessee, Alabama, Oeorgla and portions of Arkansas and South Carolina late yesterday after? noon and last night grows hourly as reports are received from remote dis? tricts and aa wire communication Is gradually restored to a normal condi? tion. The storm of last night was the worst that has vlaited this section of the South in years, being Intense In its destroying fury and widespread In lte area. Whole sections of counties were laid in wagte, towns destroyed and plantations greatly damaged. Apparently the storm broke In all Its fury over middle and west Ten? nessee and proceeded In a southeast? erly direction across the State into Alabama and Georgia, assuming the proportions of a hurricane. It came practically without warning and in some places the wind attained a velocity of 90 miles an hour. While only one death occurred at Denmark Tenn.. the horrors of the storm were greatly heightened by the fire which followed the wrecking of that town., The fierce flames rapidly consumed what few dwellings and atore houses that were left standing and tonight a scene of utter desolation Is presented. Two hundred people were rendered j homeless and have appealed to neigh-1 boring towns and citla for lasaaedtate aid. . m ****** **? heavy ' damage come from McNairy conn ty. Home? and stores were leveled to the ground and great trees uprooted, , Many handsome and Imposing Su.te; monuments In the Shiloh National park were torn from their pedestals and the superintendent's ledge and other buildings were destroyed. The property damage in this section is es? timated at $100,000. Wire, communication with Stanton ville, where 13 lives are reported lost, has not yet been reestablished. At Russellvllle, Ala.. 27 people were seriously, several fatally, injured. A property damage of at least $50, 000 is estimated at CnrteTsville, Ga., while at Atlanta will ran between 380.000 and $100,000. One life was lost at the former place. Borne, Ga, Gadsden, Ala., Hunts vtlle. Ala., Decatur. Ah*_. and other smaller towns In the path of the storm report heavy property damage. MrCAHHEN AT DEATH'S DOOR, Condition of the Brooklyn Democratic Ijeader Very Grave. New York, Oct. 15.?State Senator Patrick H. McCarren, the Democratic leader of Brooklyn, is lying between life and death tonight In St- Cather? ine's Hospital, In Brooklyn, with his physicians hoping for the best, but prepared for the worst. Just after noon today he took a turn for the worse, ho alarming that he expressed a desire to make his will. Tonight a Catholic priest was called In and administered the last rites. It is believed If the senator survivles the night with any show of vitality, he will have a fighting chance for recovery. WANTED TO KILL TAFT. Aged Prospector at Alhoqtierquc Ar? rested by Police. .Vbuquerquc. Oct. 15.?Shouting "where Is Taft? I want to kill him," TtlOfMM Thorp, un aged prospector approached Policeman (iuevra today 11 f w minutes after President Taft ind paTty had reached Albuquerque. Thorp was arrested. He bad acted qaeerly during the day, and at noon asked Chief of Police McMillan a number of questions which led the Chief to have him watched. In th\? common pleas court a ver? dict has b**en returned for the plain? tiff In the sum* of $800 for alleged damages in the case of Mrs. AnnaMc LtOa and George McLees vs. the City of Anderson. Suit was instituted for damages of $5,000 alleged to have been sustained when a buggy of Mrs. McLees ran Into a hole on west Mar? ket street, throwing her out against the wheel. id Fear not?Let all the ends Thou A In 'ER. S. C, WEDMES ML COOK WD THE PUBLIC. A Suggestion That the Explorer Might Convince Before Further Exploit? ing. There are two circumstances that make the present a timely moment for taking a look at the situation presented by Dr. Cook's relation to the public, as it has developed In the past six weeks. We refer, on the one hand, to the fact that the board of aldermen of the city of New York are this week to confer on the explor? er the freedom of the city, and, on the other, to the statement Just made, on the part of Dr. Cook, that it will be three months before he has his data ready for submission to the Univer? sity of Copenhagen. The conjuncture Is slgnaflcant. For, though the board of aldermen Is not a body th* in? spires reverence or awe in the blinds of the people here at home, the con? ferring of the freedom of the great city of America upon Dr. Cook will be telegraphed to every country in the civilized world, and will, doubt? less, be generally looked upon as evi? dence that, after weeks of discussion and inquiry, American opinion has settled into acceptance of the doctor's claim: while, on the other hand, so far as proof of the claim is concerned, we are not only*no farther advanced than we were at the beginning, but are calmly informed that three more months are to pass before even a be? ginning oan be made of a real in? quiry. Now, this might be allowed, per? haps, to pass without comment, were it not for the fact that Dr. Cook has been utilising this period of suspend? ed judgment on the part of compe? tent critics to transmute into very handsome profits the uncritical en? thusiasm of the multitude, aad that there s no indication that he means to do otherwise with any additional time that may be gained by further postponement of a decisive test. That this is not a situation in which a man of a delicate sense of personal honor would be willing to place himself goes without saying; but the public, and the organs of public opinion, have, perhaps, no concern with the question of Dr. Cook's standards of propriety In such a matter. What they do have a concern with 1?? the possibility that the public is being exploited?that is being led into delivering both honors and dollars without due warrant. And the time seems plainly to have come In the case, a protest should be made against a further continuance of it on its present footing. Dr. Cook has fin? ished the publication of his serial newspaper story; he has given a number of lectures in various parts of the country, at high admission prices, to great audiences; now let him address himself to the task of establishing hie case to the satisfac? tion of competent and impartial in? quirers. And by this we mean not only that he devote himself to the work of pre? paring his data for the University of Copenhagen, hut also that, by the ap? propriation of a fraction of the time he has been giving ?o lavishly to his profitable newepaper story and lec? ture tours, be prepare a brief state? ment, in plain, busineselike language, covering the main points connected with his journey. What these main points are might be left to some com-1 mittee of geographers or scientists to determine. One point, for instance, that obviously requires explanation is j the question of how he determined his longitude. It is somewhat curious that he should have given determin- j ations of longitude at all when he was within a few degree* of the Pole. Anything even approaching an accu? rate determination of it is there very difficult and would involve more time than a man with Cook's task before him could possibly be supposed to give; and yet he keeps on giving it to the minute. Even on the day before reaching the Pole, with his latitude 89 degrees 4f?.r? minutes, he tells us '?the observation ' gave his longitude as 94 degrees 5- minutes. The ab? surdity of attempting to get his longi? tude hy an observation when only fif? teen miles away from the Pole is such that, if we were to judge the winde story by this single fact, he would have to be put down as either an absolute Ignoramus or an impos? tor. This point, and every other rea? sonable one. Dr. Cook ought to wel? come an immediate opportunity of elearlng up by a simple, straightfor? ward statement* It is not with any view to pro? nouncing on the whole question that we bring forward this aspect of the Case. It is simply in the interest of common sense. The truth will doubt? less be established m the coure of time; but in the meanwhile a wave of excitement is bearing the people along, and it is necesusry to bring at ist at be thy Country's, Thy God's ant I AY. OCTOBER ?o, COTTON PRICES SOARING. BULL SIDE STILL POPULAR WITH SPECULATORS. Reports of Damaging Weather and In? crease in Activity of Cotton Goods Market Were Factors. New York, Oct. 15.?Prices of cot? ton have advanced under the stimula? tion of a big and broadening specula? tion. Killing frosts in half a dozen States have whipped it into greater activity than has been seen for some time. Also exports have been very large this season, being more than half of the quantity brought into sight, counting the quantity on ship? board, and Northern spinners who have hitherto been for the most part doubting Thomases on the subject of a crop and impending big prices have, according to many reports, been more anxious of late to buy. Temperatures as low as 28 to 30 degrees have been officially reported in the big Memphis district and in Alabama there have been copious rains on top of frost. Bulls think such conditions have put the quietus on growth. James A. Patten, Frank B. Hayne, Eugene Scales and Wm. P. Brown, with var? ious outside intersts, including people in the tobacco and metal trades and a Waldorf-Astoria group, have been buying. Many Chicago operators have recently neglected wheat for cotton. Some reports are to the effect that ginneries are already closing for lack of cotton. Spot markets have been advancing under the stimulus of a better demand. At Fall River print cloths have advanced 1-8 of a cent and some other cotton fabrics have also risen. Yarn quotations at Bos? ton and Philadelphia have been high? er. It is true, on the other hand, that the receipts at the ports continue heavy. There is a powerful incentive to market cotton rapidly with prices over 320 a bale higher than they were a year ago. Some advices from the South say that damage by frost has been exaggerated. Spot sales in Liv? erpool have on the whole decreased. Bears insist that consumption will be greatly reduced by existing prices and that the crop is being underestimated and speculation unwisely stimulated. The New York stock is steadily gain? ing. The short Interest here has been largely reduced of late and it is be? lieved that ceTtain operators who have vigorously attacked the market from time to time during the last few months are only waiting an opportu? nity to repeat their tactics of the past, which for a rime at least were suc? cessful in bringing about sharp down? ward reactions. Heavy realizing of profits has taken place, the South is selling heavily as a hedge against ac? tual cotton, Liverpool is selling freely to -undo straddles, and as already inti? mated, some important interests are ?prosed to an advance, to say noth? ing of the generality of spinners. But the Sonath is evidently in funds and in? dependent. It has already marketed about 3,500,00? bales of cotton, it is ownputed, and probably got some? thing like $200,000,000 for it. Three years ago the cotton crop of the South seid for $716,000,000, and although the present yield is believed by many to "be small, prices have risen to such a point that it need occasion little sur? prise if the yield should sell for well over $700,000,000 this year. The bull side in cotton is still the popular one. From statements made by the man? agement of the various mills in Gaff ney, there will be no curtailment of the output |H any of them. While they are not getting rich with cotton at 13 1-4 cens per pound, they are certainly making enough to justify them in putting in full time, and this will be their policy umess matters get very much worse than they are at thin time. tention back to the main fact. That fact is that D". Cook has done noth? ing to remove the substantial deffbts that have all along existed as to his achievement. Of many specific cir? cumstances that were pointed to as suspicious, he has, ga we have before mentioned, successfully disposed; but he has thus far steadily placed him? self in the attitude of one who is un? willing to meet legitimate and com? petent cirtitism by prompt and ade? quate statement. If he or his cham? pions reply that Peary likewise has not yet made his report, the answer Is obvious that Peary's claim to hav? ing reached the Pole has not been questioned in any quarter worth con? sidering while Cook's is most seri? ously questioned in every country in the world except Denmark. It Is his urgent duty to remove as much as he can of this doubt at the earliest pos? sible moment.?New York Evening Post. oath d Truth's." THE TRU >- 09 New Sei THE LATEST COTTON PICKER. Price Machine's Demonstration in Marlboro Apparently Successful? Many Witness Experiments. Bennettsville. Oct. 16.?The dem? onstration of the Price-Campbell cot? ton picker near here today was pro? nounced a success. The party of Northern men interested was increas? ed in number this morning and the machine was operated in their pres? ence and it picked a bale of cotton in about 60 minutes. The cotton was ginned at once and showed up about as well as that ordinarily picked by hand. The ex? hibition was not strictly a public one as the purpose was to demonstrate to those who would likely become in? terested financially. Mr. Theodore Price and Mr. Angus Campbell have been here several days, and it Is un ! derstood that the other members of the party of 30 are here upon the In? vitation of Price. Mr. Price and aobut 15 of his friends are at Hotel McColl and will ?remain here until Monday. PITTSBURG WINS PENNANT. Captures World's Championship from Detroit Team. Detroit, Mich., Oct. 16.?Pittsburg won the world's baseball champion? ship at Bennett park by defeating De? troit by the overwhelming score of 8 to 0 In the seventh and decisive game of one of the greatest battles ever fought for the world's title. This gives the National League champions the victory by the count of four games to three. To Charles Adams, the phenomen? al young pitcher from the Louisville Americian association team, belongs the lion's share of the credit for the victory. Today s victory was his third victory of the series and he held De? troit safely throughout the entire game. He allowed but six hits and in only one inning?the fourth?did Detroit get more than one safety, Adams allowed only one base on balle and in four mnings he retired th? hard-hitting American leaguers ir one-two-three order. Th?j crowd was a distinct disap? pointment, as there were only 17,562 paid admissions. The receipts wert $19,667. The total paid admissions for tht series were 145,444, total receipts $188,832.70. COOK ALMOST CORNERED. Four Aftklavits Corroborating Bar rill's Accusations Made Public. New York. Oct. 16.?Four more af? fidavits were made public here toda> in connection with the investigation of Dr. Frederick A. Cook's expedition to Mount McKinley. Three of them are by members of the Cook party? Fred Prints, a guide; Walter F. Mill? er, photographer, and Samuel Beech er. Their testimony relates in detail the movements of the party, explain? ing that Cook and Barrill were aloiv1 together during the.perloi in whicti Dr. Cook claims to have reached the summit of Mount McKinley. All three say that Barrill assured them later that Dr. Cook's story was lilse. The fourth affidavit is that of Dr. John E. Shore, a physician of Leaven worth. Wash., who tells of a conver? sation with Oscar F. Blankenship of the United States forestry service in which Blankenship said that Dr. Cook's claims to have climbed Mount McKinley were false inasmuch as the feat was impossible in the short time which Cook and Barrill were absent. Blankenship was located near Mount McKinley at the time Cook's expedi? tion was there. New York, Oct. 16.?Having failed in his effort to get Prof. Herschal C. Parker and Anthony Fiala to conduct an expedition to ascend Mount Mc? Kinley, Dr. Frederick A. Cook an? nounced here tonight that he would abandon his tour as soon as possible and himself lead an expedition t<? as? cend the mountain to obtain it possi? ble the records which he says he left there in 1906. Committee on Horse Show. A meeting of all the committees on arrangements f?>r the Horse show has been called for Tuesday afternoon, the 19th, at 5 o'clock in Mr. L, L Parrott's office In the Court House. It is hoped that not only those who have had work assigned them ?rill at? tend but also all those who care to work in this connection or who have suggestions they wish to offer. A charter has been issued to the Marion Trust Company of Marion. The capital stock is 150,000. E SOUTHRON, Established June, ISM ?ies?Vol. XXX. Mo. 16. DEMIES BARRIU'S 5?, DR. cook uiii send for nwc ohds left on mount mc? kinley. Says Accuser Wa* Bought?Explorer Declarers Affiant Was Offered Strong Inducement* to Make Statement? About Climb. New York. Oct. 15.?Dr. Frederick A. Cook announced tonight that he had organized an expedition to ascend Mount McKinley and procure the rec? ords which he says were left there on his former ascent. This step will be taken to refute the charges that he did not attain the summit of the mountain as set forth in the affidavit of Edward N. Barrill, the guide who Impanied him. a statement to the Associated s tonight Dr. Cook said: Tpon my return from Atlantic City y I conferred with a confidential it whom I had sent to Montana to stigate stories which had reached in Kansas City to the effect that ng inducements had been offered irard N. Barrill, the guide who ac ipanied me to the summit of mt McKinley In the summer of 6. This confidential agent return rom Montana this morning and for d reasons I do not care at the sent time to make his name public er thorough investigation there he orts to me that an offer of a con erable sum of money was made to . Earrlll on the condition that he ?pare and sign an affidavit which uld be calcueaeesV to discredit my im that I succeeded in sealing the iskan peak. This offer, so any rep ?entatlve Informs me, was made to r. Barrill irr the presence ?f C. ldgeford, s. reputable citizen of umilton, Mont., who Is associated' >th Mr. Barrill In the real estate bos ess, Barrill at that time, according the statement of Mr. Brldgeford to y representative, declined to make ich an affidavit and informed the ten who had requested him to swear mt I did not reach the i*p of Keant IcKlnl*y that to make such an fcsV avit he would have to 'commit per? il ry and sell his own soul.' "Within the next 48 hours, how? ever, affidavits made by prominent itizens of Hamilton, Mont., will be< landed over to the Associated Press ind will be to the effect that during :he last three years Barrill has con? tinuously repeated the Mount McKin? ley story and has at all times insisted that we succeeded in reaching the summit of the mountain. No one has been found in Hamilton who can testi? fy that at any time he has ever heard' Barrill tell the story as it is related 1 by him in his sworn affidavit. "I have today .received numerous telegrams from reputable citizens ol Montana who have talked with Bar? rill and are willing to make affidavit as to his former version of the Mount McKinley trip. "I have tonight forwarded a tele? gram to Anthany Fiala, asking him to head an expedition to Mount Mc? Kinley to bring back my records. An? other telegram has been sent to Prof Herchell C. Parker, of Columbia uni? versity, who accompanied me in the early stages of my last Monut McKin? ley expedition, asking him to join Fia? la on this expedition. The prelimin? ary arrangements for the trip will be made at once and the expedition will start as soon as the weather permits next year. "Mr. Fiala and"Prof. Parker no doubt will invite a number of expert mountain climbers to accompany then on the expedition. The result of their efforts will set at rest forever any doubt that may exist a* to wheth? er Barrill and myself reached the top? most summit and deposited there rec? ords as described in my book, *To the Top of the Continent.' " MAGOON TO SUCCEED CRANE? Ex-Governor's Arrival in Washington? Ohnea RSSS to Humors Regarding Post in Peking. Washington, Oct 17.- The unex ; . ? ted arrival here todaj el Win. ? Itagoon, former provisional governor >f Cuba and at that time President Tuft's first lieutenant in the island, promptly give ris to the rumor that he had been summoned in connec? tion with the new vacancy in the dlp-' lomatlc post in Peking from which' Charles E. Crane was virtually re? moved before he had time to proceed* to the Chinese capital. Mr. Magoon Insisted that he had not been summon? ed by the state department to report here, but he would not discuss the matter further. Oscar Alexander, a young white man. has been committed to jail in* Anderson on the charge of bigamy.