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cpxo.idated Auk. 2,18$ Cbe fflatrhaan ;mi) Soutbron. PubllHlieil Wednesday and Saturday ?BY? OSTEEN PUBLISHING COMPANY SUMTBR, & C. Terma: ?1.10 par annum?In advance. Ad vert laements: One Square first insertion.$1.00 Every subsequent Insertion.(0 Contracts for three months, or Isager will be made at reduced rate*. All communications which sub eecre privat? Interests will be charged for as advertisements. Obituaries and tributes of respects srMI be charged for. I DEARLY WHITE MICE. HbxmI Pntapn Followed the Wounding ' Of Habe In BnmweU by the Ro? dent*. Barn well. Nov. 1?.?A sad death occurred In town this afternoon when the ?-weeks-old Infant of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Holman passed away. \ The causes leading to the death make the death a most pathetic one. Last Friday afternoon the little in? fant of Mr. and Mrs. Hollman was left In a room on the bed while Mrs. Hollman went to another part of the house. There were some pet white mica In tha house, the pets of an eld? er sister. While there was no one In the room the mice get upon the bed with the baby and began gnawing at bar fingers. Her cries were heard af? ter a time by her mother and when the latter came In the room she found that the rats had bitten the little child on the hands several times and had gnawed oft one of her finger nails. Medlcsl ssslstsnce was called in and everything possible was done to prevent sny further trouble from the wounds. Unfortunately blood poisoning set in and, despite the ef of the physicians to save her, ;S0 this mtferaoon. Tori * new New York. Nov. If.?WfsV M. Lnf fan, successor of the late Charles A. Dana in the management of the New York Sun and publisher of that ?paper for the pact twenty-five years, die*' eurly today at his home in Lawrence, L. L, following and ope? ration for appendicitis performed on Monday. Mr. Laitan was born In Dublin, Ire? land. 4% years ago, and after com? pleting his studies In Dublin Unlver eity, came to this country. OOMPERS ATTITUDE APPROVED. - Federation Bnoainc Up Its Toronto, Oont, Nov. it.?The American Federation of Labor, at Its convention here today, In addition to endorsing the sttltude taker by Presi? dent Oompers in the Buck s Stove A Range Company injunction proceed? ings, voted to continue the salaries of Oompers and Secretary Morrison, and to compensate Vice President John Mitchell, who Is not a salaried offi? cer, during their terms of Imprison? ment. If It Is eventually decided that they must go to jail for contempt of court They will be paid at the rate of IS,000 per year. A resolution of thanks for the hos? pitality extended by Toronto was adopted. In It was paragraph declar? ing "that the freedom of speech which we have exercised, without ju? dicial restraint, based on supercon ?tructlonal and self-arrogated author? ity, baa been more In conformity with the fundamental principles of a free end self-governing people; free speech and free press, tiian Is possi? ble at present In the United States." It was decided that the reoprts and utterances during the convention con? cerning the Injunction proceedings should be compiled for distribution Maa a hsndy text-book for the trades unions of the country." The convention endorsed the prin? ciples of old age penslo. j and ap? proved a bill of Representative Wll BCCA providing for the organisation In the war department of an army corps to be known as the old age home gusrd of the United States army. Hpartanhurg I'a per* Roasted. Rpartanburg, Nov. 19.?The Cham? ber of Comemrce at a meeting last night gave tho local newspaeprs e royal roast because of tho criticisms Sj| he workings of the Chamber. On motion tho president appointed Dele? gat** to welt on the editors of the Journal and Herald and to ask them to send out what they would have the < 'ham??er do In order to accomplish results. iLshed April, 1850. 4He Just ai It SUMTI the mm m\i act of zelay.vs general sub? ject of conference. Situation In the Nicaraguan Matter Quiet on the Surface. But There Was Plenty Going on Beneath it In Washington Yesterday?No Worn" From Warships. Washington, Nov. 19.?Brooding quiet settled down on the strained situation this government finds itself in with Nicaragua. But if everything was quiet on the surface, there was plenty stirring beneath. A commu? nication was received at the State department from the Nicaraguan le? gation, the purport of which was not divulged and the ministers from Guatemala and Costa Rica held a mysterious conference with Assistant Secretary Wilson In the afternoon. A significant development of the day. Inasmuch as it disclosed this gov? ernment's unyielding determination not to Interfere with the Nicaraguan revolutionists, was the reiterated an? nouncement that the State depart? ment would not act to Insure the safety of any American vessels that might be held up or seised by the ln surrectlonarv war vessels now block? ading the government forces at Grey town or elsewhere on the Guatema? lan coast. The deepest Interest Is apparent as to the conference between Assistant1 Secretary Wilson, Senor Oalvo, mln-1 Ister from Costa Rlcu snd Dr. Herrar- ' te, minister from Guatemala. It is be? lieved that the Infraction of the ex-! isting Pan-American treaty, signed here a little over two years ago, was. the chief matter discusssed. The violation of the agreement was committed by Gen. Toledo, In com? mand of President Zelaya's forces, when he Invaded Costa Rican terri? tory In his advance on Greytown, where practically he is now besieged. In the threatened trouble between Nicaragua and Venezuela onf a short Wte****. th? United States stood ready to prevent, by force if neces? sary, the passage of the belligerents across the neutral territory of Hon? duras. ThHj Is pointed to by diplo? mats tonight as indicative of the gravity of Gen. Toledo's offence against the Pan-American compact. That the revolutionists under Gen. Chamorro are making preparations for the final decisive struggle within the next three or four days was an? nounced tonight by Senor Salvatore Castrillo, representative here of the Nicaraguan provisional government. Senor Castrillo pointed out that with the coast line In possession of his corn-patriots, the securing of am? munition and arms now Is a simple matter of only a few days. In the meantime, he says, Gen. Chamorro holds the Zelayan forces at his mercy. MISSIONARY UNION MEETING. Adopts Programme As to Raising Funds and Elects Officers. Greenwood. Nov. 19.?The last session of the Woman's Missionary Union was devoted largely to the adoption of recommendations of the executive board of the union and the election of officers. The alms of the union for next year are to raise $14, 000 for foreign missions, $11,960 for home missions, $6,000 for State mis? sions, $210 for training school, $150 for Margaret Home, $175 for Sunday school board. The following officers were elected for another year: President, Mrs. t W. WTlngo, Wil llamston; corresponding secretary, Mrs. A. L. Crutchfleld, Spartanburg; treasurer, Mrs. j. N. Cudd, Spartan? burg; recording secretary, Mrs. J. W. Quattlebaum, Anderson; vice presi? dents. Mrs. C. e. Watson, Greenville; Mrs. J. B. Boatwrlght, Mrs. Wm. Haynsworth, Sumter; Mrs. M. B. Cllnkscnles, Abbeville, and Mrs. Joel E. Brur.. on, of Sumter; auditor, Mrs. C. M. Crews, Spartanburg; supervisor of young people's work, Miss BUM Hyde; supervisor bands und Royal Ambassadors, Mrs. W. J. Haichor Johnston: supervisor young women's auxiliaries, Mrs. A. t.. Crutchfleld. Spartanburg. $21,000 Worth of Liquor on Hand. Columbia, Nov. 10.?Dispensary Auditor West stated today that the stock on hand in the three county dispensaries in Orangeburg, Dorches? ter and Falrfleld would amount to ?bout $21,000, representing about all the stock on hand at the closing down of dispensaries in fifteen coun? ties. William II. DarrlU, for thirty-four years auditor of Georgetown county has resigned on account his eyes and falling health. id Fear n3t~-Let all the ends Thou Ah SR. S. 0M WEDNESI WILL DISSOLVE MOWOPOLy"" FEDERAL CIRCUIT COURT DEALS "OCTOPUS" SEVERE BLOW. Combine Held to Be Illegal?Govern? ment Wins Sweeping Victory in Decision Handed Down at St. Paid Saturday. * St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 20.?In an opinion written by Judge Walter H. Sanborn, of St. Paul, and concurred in by Judges Vandeventer, Hook and Adams, with a special concurring opinion by Judge Hook, the United States Circuit Court for the Eastern district of Missouri today handed down an opinion declaring the Stan? dard Oil Company of New Jersey an illegal c3mblnation, operating in re? straint of trade and ordered its dis? solution. The opinion of the court was filed simultaneously In St. Louis and in St. Paul. in this decision the government of the United States wins a sweeping victory, and according to Frank B. Kellogg, of this city, who was the government's special prosecuting of fleer, the government has won every point for which it contended. The case will be appealed direct to the United States Supreme Court, as the Judges who signed today's ?V>? cree, are In effect the Judges of the United States Circuit Court of Ap? peals, although they were sitting for the pur pose of trying this case at the Circuit Court for the Eastern district ft( Missouri. The decree of the court dissolving the Standard Oil Trust becomes ef? fective In thirty days, when no doubt a stay will be granted for the pur? pose of an appeal. Wher. the decree takes effect un? less a utay is granted, an Injunction will issue restraining the Standard Oil Company from a further contin? uance of its business under Its pres? ent formation. It appears from the concurring opinion written by Judge^Hook that the company cannot do business un? der any form without stlffting corape* tltlon, for, he says on this subject, that It Is thought that with the end of the combination the monopoly will natural y disappear, but should It not do so, and the members of the com? bination retire from it except one who might perpetuate the monopoly by the aggregation of the physical proper! ies and instrumentalities, it would constitute a violation of the decree of the court. In the trial of the case the point was made that the Standard Oil Com? pany was a beneficent corporation in that, ty reason of economy In oper? ation, t reduced the price of its pro? duct. This, Judge Hook says, can have no weight. The Standard Oil Company pres? ented a formidable array of legal tal? ent, lei by John G. Milburn, of New York. Their defence was that the present organization of the Standard Oil Corporation was the result of the natural growth of a great Industry and that no statute had been violat? ed. The government's dissolution suit against the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, seven of its officers and seventy subsidiary concerns, has been In the courts sence November 15, 1906, when the complaint was filed in the Circuit Court of the United States for the Eastern division of the Eastern judicial district of Missouri at St. Louis. It has been heard by four judges of the 8th judicial cir? cuit, who have set en banc as the United States Circuit Court of Ap? peals, thus allowing a direct appeal from this decision to the Supreme Court of the United States. This was tho circuit in which the Northern Se? curities case was heard, and It was selected for the Standard Oil case, be? cause of its location, and because many of the government's witnesses were residents of adjoining States. The government's allegations, which were filed by David P. Dyer, then United States District Attorney, were based largely upon an investigation of the oil business conducted by Jtimes R. Garfleld, commissioner of the bureau of corporations, at the be? hest of President Roosevelt. This in? vestigation consumed a year, and be causo of it various grand Juries re? turned indictments containing 8,193 counts, according,ftfcj Commissioner Oarfleld's annual lrport of December 9, 1906. In petitioning for the dissolution of the New Jersey corporation and its subsidiaries, tho government GOttV plalnsd that the defendants had con? spired "to restrain the trade and commerce in petroleum, commonly called 'crude oil", In refined oil and In the other products of petroleum among the several States and Terii tories of the United States and the \ fttl? i ais't at be thy Country's, Thy God's an )AY. NOVEMBER 84 FEW MINERS RESCUED. Kxploivrss Find Progress in St. Paul Mine Blocked?Fire Damp Defies Efforts. Cherry, 111., Xov 21.?Hope arous? ed yesterday by the rescue alive of 20 entombed men from the St. Paul mine just one week after the starting of the fatal fire, was crushed today, for not one more of the 310 men caught by the Are was found. The day was spent in removing bodies and Jib, burying the corpses heretofore recovered. Tonight the records showed that of the 310 men left in the mine last Saturday 198 are still missing, while 92 bodies have been found and 20 men rescued alive. The fire which broke out afresh last night was smothered today and explorers were able to work in the mine, but black damp in one of the galleries defied the men as did cave ins and other debris. It was not even discovered wheth? er there are more men alive in the I mine galleries, although the explorers worked with almost superhuman strength and rapidity. Although 37 bodies vere found, they were not removed from the mine because of the morbid crowd at the mine entrance. After the spectators had been thinned by darkness, 10 bodies found In another place were taken out of the mim?. This was the only visible result. FLORENCE MAN DRANK POISON. Mr. Henry Broadhurst Found Dead In His (House With Carbolic Acid Phial Nearby. Florence, Nov. 21.?Mr. Henry Broadhurst, of this city, committed suicide last night by drinking carbolic acid. Broadhurst, it is stated, had been drinking heavily during the past week, and last night before going to his home had informed a friend that he was going to commit suicide. The friend, thinking it was a joke or the effect of whiskey, advised Broadhurst to give him his watch. Broadhurst did so, and went on home. The friend , at once advised a deputy sheriff of what Broadhurst had told him and of his act, but nothing more was thought of it This morning the friend alluded to was going out of town for the day on a morning train and went by Broadhurst's home to see how he was getting on. He found the door open, went in and found Broadhurst's body lifeless with an empty two-ounce phial marked carbolic acid near by. The friend, Mr. Spy Farmer, at once notified the police department of the suicide. A coroner's inquest was held today and the verdict was in accor-; dance with the above facts. REVIVED BY ELECTRICITY. Russian Woman Scientist is Achiev? ing Results. - i New York, Nov. 21.?By reviving a rabbit and a dog which had been previously shocked to death by elec-1 triclty, Dr. Louis G. RobinovKeh, ai young Russian woman who came* here from France highly credited by European medical societies, has start? ed a movement whifCh, it is believed, will at least result in the saving of the lives of many men who have re? ceived presumably fatal electric shocks. The demontsration, which was pri? vate, was given at the room of offi? cials of the New York Edison Com? pany who say that each year a num? ber ?f men are shocked to death in their power houses. Dr. Robinoviteh first applied an electric current to a rabbit until the several doctors present declared the animal to be thoroughly dead. She then applied an electric current of fourteen volts, intermittently to both ends of the rabbit's spine. This "rhythmic excitation," in a few minutes resulted in restoring the heart beats and In twenty minutes the rabbit was bounding friskily about the room. The same result was reported in the case of the dog, only a greater voltage was employed and It required a longer time. Cheer up! It may turn out to be B self-busting Sugar Trust.?Indiana? polis News. District of Columbia and with for? eign nations and to monopolize the s.i id commerce." John D. Rockefeller, William Rockefeller and Henry M. Plagler were named as the originator! of the alleged conspiracy. The bill claimed that between 1870 and 1882, Henry Rogers, John D. Archbold, Oliver H. Payne, and Chas. M. Pratt joined the conspiracy which culminated with the organization in 1889. d Truth's." THE TRU , 1909. New Ser WIWDltie UP TIE DISPEMSABT. STATE WILL HOLD-UP PAYMENT OP $02,?? I BY COUNTIES. Claims Held by Pirnas, Against Whom Over-Judgments Were Found by The Windlng-Up Commission, for Supplies Furi?shed Dispensarles in The Counties That Have Recently Gone Dry WTU Be Tied Up by the State. Columbia, Nov. 20.?In the fifteen counties voting dry at the recent elec? tion the amount of claims against the county boards in the case of firms against which judgments have been found by the State dispensary wind lng-up commission s $62,664.53. This money, as forecast In The News and Courier, will be held up for payment of these over-Judgments. In the case I of the six wet counties the same plan will be pursued, although Dispensary Auditor West has compiled no offi? cial list of the amount involved In > the case of the counties. It is stat? ed that practically the same firms deal with all the county dispensaries so that the amount involved in the tying up of the funds will reach the sum and will probably go over the amount given in this correspondence a few days ago upcn the statement of one of the attorneys and a member of the commission. It is within the range of possibility and almost probability that the six counties now wet may not be able to buy any liquor after the present sup? ply runs o^t. Ttv? whiskey firms as previously stated will be afraid to ship any more goods to this State in many Instances. It is definitely known that at least one firm of ai*orneys wired their clients not to ship any more goods to any county dispen? saries in South Carolina. It *vill be recalled that a few days ago the statement was made that some firms had stopped bidding in this State. This has become more apparent re? cently, and there is a probability that the firms may band 'together and re? fuse to sell any goods in South Caro? lina. The Immediate possibility of a drought Is not worrying the county boards, because there will be firms to buy from, no doubt, out of the pale of the dispensary investigation. The firms whose accounts have been tied up are: John T. Barbee & Co. of Louisville, over-judgment against this firm being $46932; Jack Cranston Company, of Baltimore, over-judgment,, $1,604.42; Darley Park Brewing Company, Bal? timore, this firm was given a judg? ment of $235; Grabfelder & Co., Louisville, no cliam in the case of State dispensary, but a large over judgment has been found not given in official list; Garrett & Co., Norfolk, over-Judgment, $21,397.20; Gallagh? er & Burton, Philadelphia, over Judgment, $18,041.20; L. Wr. Kelly & Co. Chattanooga, over-judgment not given; William Lanahan & Sons, Bal? timore, over-judgment, $23,563.46; Mallard Distilling Company, New York, over-judgment not given as no claim against State dispensary; Mey? er Pitts & Co. 33altimore, no over judgment given as no claim; Ross kam, Gerstley & Co. Louisville; Strauss, Pritz & Co., Cincinnati, ov I er-judgment, $12,419.44; Blumenthal & Blckart, Baltimore, no over-judg? ment given for reason stated above. The folowing accounts against Sumter county are the only ones held up: Gallagher & Burton, $220.00; Mey? er, Pitts & Co.. ?614.62. Lee County?John T. Barbee, $6, 292.50; S. Graffielder & Co., $1,850. 00; Garrett & Co., $276.50; Meyer, Pitts & Co., $1,154.03. T. P. A. OFFICIAL RESIGNS. Big Shortage Exists, hut Directors Give L. T. Lahcaume Vote of Con? fidence. St Louis, Mo. November 21.?Louis T. Labeaume. national secretary and treasurer of the Travellers' Protect? ive Association of America, has re? signed, and the board of directors to day accepted the resignation. A short ago of at least $27,000. it was announ? ced, exists in the books of the Order. The directors in accepting Lab eaume's resignation, gave him a vote of confidence ami he Will continue with the organisation in another ca? pacity. Labeamue to-night said the records of William Henschen. head bookkeeper, who committed suicide last July, show a shortage. The prettier a girl is the more of? ten she wants to be told about it. The 5-months-Old child of Mr. E. T. I>avis, of Anderson county, was but ti? ed to death In Mr. Davis' residence which was destroyed Thursday. E SOUTHRON, Established June, H les?Vol. XXX. .No. 26. STANDARD OIL Will Hlj COUNSEL DENIES THAT ST. PAUIi DECREE ORDERS DISSOLU? TION. W hat Is Ordered, He Says, is a Dis? tribution Among the Stockholders Of the Company of Its Holdings in The Stock of Susidiary Companies ?Henry Wollinan Says Govern? ment's Victory is Merely "Theoret? ical." New York, Nov. 21.?Mortimer P. El iott, general counsel for the Stan? dard Oil Company said today, in commenting for the first time on the decision against the company handed down yesterday by the United States Circuit Court at St. Paul: "I have seen what purports to be the text of the decree handed down by the United States Circuit Court yesterday. The company will take an appeal immediately to the United States Supreme Court and will cheer? fully abide by the verdict of the highest court in the land, whatever that may be. "Argument in this case began last April, and we are glad to have reach? ed an opinion. I do not mean that we are pleased with the opinion, but that we are glad to get It, whatever its nature. "The decree does not order a disso? lution of the Standard Oil Company. That is a misunderstanding. What the decree orders, as I now under stand* is that the company shall dis? tribute among its stockholders, of whom there are approximately 5,000, its holdings In the stock of subsidiary companies. This distribution, I fur? ther understand, is ordered to be ef? fected on a pro rata basis of appor* tionment. That is to say, the heav? iest holders of Standard Oil stock would receive a proportionate num? ber of shares in the stock of subsi? diary companies." Mr. Elliott was asked what course the company would adopt if the ver? dict of the lower court should be up? held in the higher court. "That," he said, 'is ^something I shall be better prepared to discuss when 1 have seen the opinion by which the United States Circuit Court Justifies its decree." CONFEDERATE BATTLE ITiAG. The Flag of the Claremont Rifles to Be Returned. In 1861 when the State of South Carolina called for volunteers to cap? ture Fort Sumter in Charleston Har? bor, the Claremont Rifles was or? ganized near Stateburg and elected James G. Spann their captain. The ladies of Stateburg neighborhood pre? sented the company with a beauteful flag which they took with them to Morris Island, when the company joined Kershaw's regiment and was present at the bombardment of Fort Sumter. After that the Claremont Rifles went to Virginia and joined the Hampton Legion. The flag bore Its part in Virginia on different occa? sions, and is one of the oldest relics of the Confederate war. Later on it was sent home as none but the Con? federate battle flag was by orders al? lowed to be used. Captain Spann was afterwards killed near Peters? burg, Va., the flag remained in the custody of his family, who moved to Alabama and his son gave the flag to the Sophie Bibb Chapter of Mont? gomery, Ala., and they placed It in the capitol of their State. By acci? dent Captain Carson heard of it, and immediately applied to the daughters of Alabama through the U. D. C. of Sumter County to have the flag re? turned. By the great Interest taken in the matter by he U. D. C, of Sumer County through their most estimable president. Miss Annie Graham, the daughters of Alabama have kindly consented t? return it. It was ex pected that they would have sent it to Sumter as the survivors of the old company were anxious to see it again, but the daughters of Alabama saw proper to send it to Xewberry, S. C, with the request that the president of the l\ I). C. of South Carolina present to Captain Carson at their convention In Newberry. As ? mark of gratitude the survivors of the Claremont Rifles have given the flag to the C. I). C., of this County and they have commissioned Captain Car? son to present it as a gift from them to the V. D. C, of South Carolina, to be placed for safe keeping in the cap? itol at Columbia, s. c. E. SCOTT CARSOX. The wisest make mistakes.?Latin. Every dog is valiant at his own door.?French.