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DEARLY WHITE MICE.
HbxmI Pntapn Followed the Wounding
' Of Habe In BnmweU by the Ro?
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.
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
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
iLshed April, 1850.
4He Just ai
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"
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?
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
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.
$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?
William II. DarrlU, for thirty-four
years auditor of Georgetown county
has resigned on account his eyes and
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
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?
The opinion of the court was filed
simultaneously In St. Louis and in St.
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
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?
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?
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
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
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
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?
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
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?
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
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
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?
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?
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?
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
"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?
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
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