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OQMlldated Auf. 2.188 - j. Cbf (Kflnttbmmt anb Soutbron. Fub4t*t?ed Wednesday and Saturday ?BY? OSTEEN PUBLISHING COMPANY SUMTBR, 8. a 81.69 par annum?In advance. Om Square flrat Insertion.$1.00 ?very subsequent insertion.SO Oontrtlets for three months, or Ii?ar wtD be made at reduced rate?. AB oommunloationi which eub gerre private Interests will be charged fir as advertisements* Ofcttwarle? and trlbutee of respects be eheeged tar. COL. ASTOR HAFK. Arrive* at New York From Rico Bringt n? Newa That MlllkMM?re and Party W Pfbcn the Steamer Sailed d Ago. Mew York. Nov. 11.?The Aator yacht pussle le solved. Mall from Col John Jacob Astor. and his party reached New York too>y on the in? sular line steamship Harry Lucken~ back, which sailed from San Juan. Forte Rico, on Nov. 17. On that date mm officer from the yacht Nourmaha! da mi aboard the Luckenbach wltl Use mall rust before the latter sailed tor New Tork. This officer told Capt. James Dal ton, of the Luckenbach. that taw Nourmahal waa to sail next day tor seme Cuban port. At the time, accord lag to Capt. Dal ton. the Nour mahl waa safely at anchor and show? ed no signs of damage. MANNING WAREHOUSE BURNS. - \ In ClaretMlon County Seat Cannes off Over $10,000 With Only $Kmmm Insurance. Manning, Nov. 11.?This morning about ? o'clock f)re was discovered fa the tobacco warehouse belonging to It D. Clark. Before the Are cora ^nmny.pouid get tfce blase under con trd the warehouse, a tobacco prlsery. also belonging to Mr. Clark, and a private barn and stable, belonging to Or. W. M. Brocklngton. were de stroyed. The loss on the tobacco buildingywas about $8.000, with In surance of 11.200. There was no In? surance on the other building. In the shed adjoining the warehouse were two cows of Mr. Clark's, one a line Jersey cow. These also were V?al. At o time It seemed that the Are would be a very serious one, as two of the nearby residences caught sev? eral times. COTTON (?INNERS REPORT. Report Estimate* Amount at ft, 100.717 Bales. Washington. Nov. 11.?The census report shows 8,101,717 bales, count? ing round balee as half bales, ginned from the growth of 1009 to Novem? ber 14. compered with 8.515.809 for ? 1808. Round bales Included this year are 188.888. compared with 171,908 for 1808. sea Islands. 88.808 for 1909 compared with 59,701 for 1808. The cotton ginned by States to No? vember 14. 1808. compared with that ginned to the same date in 1908 fol? lows 1908 1909. Alabama. 808,877 1,020,724 Arkansas.657.977 885,222 Fforlda.. 61.835 61.497 Georgia 1,659,871 1,564,037 Louisiana 217.436 341,953 Mississippi 781.092 1.086.183 North Carolina 466.621 414 434 Oklahoma 476.623 322 051 South Carolina 919,407 938.926 Tennessee 194.451 243,493 Texas 2.100.970 2.862.528 All other States. 42.185 46.751 On November f14. 1908, 73.1 per cent, of the entire crop of the count? ry had ben finned. The distribution of the sea island cotton for 1909 by States Is: Florida 11,477; Georgia 38,913; South Caroli? na 6.317. The statistics In this report for 1909 aro subject to slight cor? rections when checked against the Individual returns to glnners being transm'tt d by mad I. The connected statistics of the quan? tity of cotton ginned this season to November 1 are 7.017.849 bales. Chief Constable Iluteman cosnplet? ed the work of the past week In Charleston with a good haul of con? traband, capturing 81 gallons of good whiskey and 800 bottles of beer. The seizures of the week aggregated 75 gallons of whiskey and 1,800 bottles of beer. This confiscation of contra? band liquor Is in addition to the seiz? ures which were made by the raiding squad of the police department. lahed April, 1850. V 'Be Jost an 8UMT HB1NES TO THE ISTHMUS. 400 MEN TO SAIL SATURDAY FOR PANAMA OR NICARAGUA. State Department Marking: Time Un? til Farther Information Is Received Regarding Execution by President Zeia ya's Orders of Two Americans Three Hundred and Eighty Ma? rines Now in Panama Could Also Be Sent to War Zone. Washington, D. C, Nov. 22.?Prep? arations are being made for four hundred marines to sail from Phila? delphia either for the Canal Zone or for Nicaragua, next Saturday. This Will constitute the first armed force to land In Nicaragua. If developments In the situation within the next few days require such a course to be pur" sued. All will depend uopn the ac? tion to be taken by the State depart? ment, which Is marking time pend? ing the receipt of additional details of the killing of the two Amercans, Grace end Cannon. The departure of the marines Is the result of rush orders to the Lea? gue Island navy yard, after the State department received the preliminary report of the slaying by President Ze? ia ya^s orders of the two men. It has been intended to send the marines to Panama to relieve about 880 marines now on duty there. The date of de? parture from Philadelphia had been set for December 8, by which time the troop ship Prairie would have been ready to sail. By working night and day, the League Island force will be able to finish repairs on the ship by November 27, and that date has now been set for the sailing of the marines. In event of necessity, the 880'marines now In the Canal Zone could be utilised In Nicaragua In ad? dition to the four hundred to he tak? en south by the Prairie. With the troop ship Buffale on the Pacific coast and the Prairie on the Atlan? tic, the marines could be transferred from one coast to the other In a com? paratively short time by way of the Panama Railroad. STANDARD OIL MEN CONFER. Officers and Attorneys Plan Action as Result of St. Paul Decision. New York, November 22.?To be? gin the work of outlining the course of action that would be taken by the Standard OH Company us a result of the adverse decision In the Govern? ment's suit against the company, ren? dered Saturday, conference of offi? cials and leading; council for the com? pany were held In this city today. Thirty days are allowed before the decree of the Court takes effect, and within that time the form of the ap? peal which the corporation has an? nounced that It will take to the Uni? ted States Supreme Court, will have to be perfected. In speaking of the decision today John D. Archbold, vice president of the Standard Oil Company, took an optimistic velw of the Situation? He said: "I believe that the decision will re? sult in legislation looking toward the repeal of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. For under that law It Is not only Impossible for practically any corpor? ation to transact business, but even copartnerships may be attacked. I believe that the officials at Washing? ton are coming to the view that the law Is too drastic and that even Mr. Roosevelt himself shares in that op? inion." Standard Oil stock was again af? fected on the curb market to-day by the Federal Court's decision. The stock closed at 690 on Saturday, and the first sale today was 650. The probability of other cor? porations being affected In the event of the Standard Oil decision being up? held by the United States Supreme Court was discussed today by John W. CrlgKs, who was Attorney Gen? eral of tho United States from 1898 to 1901. "I regard the decision as only an 0th< r distribution of the Inherent deficiencies of the Sherman Act, In regulation of business. I think that the business men of the United States are entitled to g more clear and ex? plicit statement of the rule of the President and his Attorney General to envojve a better bill will be sus? tained by public sentiment and ap? proved by Congress." The total sales of the county dis? pensaries for the month of October amounted to $370,003.63, breakage $l.v.?4?;i ntid operutlng expenses 818,8*8.28, according to a statement issued yesterday oy Dispensary Audi? tor West. The next report to be Is? sued um give the sales of tho 15 counties which were open for only half of November, and the six wet counties for the entire month. id Fear not-~Let all the ends Thon AI ER. S. C, SATTJRDj FLORENCE FAIR A CERTAINTY. Seven Thousand Dollars lias Been Subscribed for Purchase of Land For Fair Grounds. Florence, Nov. 23.?The Eastern Carolina Fair Association, which was most favorably and successfully launched during; the great Pee Dee Trades Congress that met here on No? vember 8-9, is going to be a great big affair unless present indications do not mature. When the organization was perfected two weeks ago, $5,000 was assured as a beginner. Since that time there have been added to the subscriptions as then made more than $2,000, all of which is from Flor? entines. Others will be called upon later in the year or early in 1910. WHITES AND NEGROES CLASH. Negro Man Wound* Several White Men With Shotgun at Union. Union, Nov. 22.?A serious affray between white men and negroes oc? curred Just outside the city limits, near Monarch Mills, Saturday night, In which aeveral white men were more or less wounded with bird shot from a gun In the hands of a negro named Woot. It seems that the ne? groes were having a frolio near the houses of some white people. The latter became annoyed by the loud and obscene language used by some negro men, and appealed to the con? stable resident at the mill village. The constable went to the house in which the negroes were and received assurance that the disturbance would be discontinued. Those promises were not kept, however, so the constable returned to the house, and the negroes indulged In some rather severe language di? rected towards white people in gen? eral. The constable still desisted froAi making any arrests, however, but on going back to a party of white men and boys who had gathered in the meantime, it was then decided that the disorderly negroes should be taken into custody. Followed by a considerable number of men and boys, the constable went towards the negro house the third time. As the party approached, two negro men, Merldy Head and Sam Woot, ran a short distance from the house, and the former picked up a pistol and the latter a shotgun and opened fire on the white men. None of the lat? ter were armed except the constable and he rturned the Are, but his fire going without effect. Some six or eight of the whites were slightly wounded by shot from the gun ol Sam Woot, but the Head negro prov? ed to be a poor a marksman as did the constable, neither doing any dam? age with his pistol. Both negroes es? caped and have not been captured. The wounded whites are not serious" ly hurt. VICTORY SCORED FOR MORSE. His Lawyer Permitted to Apply for New Trial. New York, Nov. 23.?Charles W. More, Federal prisoner in the Tombs, awaiting the outcome of a legal fight to avoid the fifteen-year sentence im? posed uopn him as the result of his conviction on charges of violating the national banking laws, will have cause for thanksgiving on Thursday in that he won today a preliminary move for a new trial. The petition of Martin W. Littleton, counsel for Morse, seeking an amend? ment to the mandate of the United States Court of Appeals, which af? firmed his conviction by the United States Circuit Court, was granted in a decision handed down late this after? noon, giving him the right to apply to the lower court for a new trial. In conceding the amendment to its mandate, however, the Court of Ap? peals notes that the decision is not to be taken as indicative that the Circuit Court must entertain a motion for a new rial. The simple right to apply therefor is granted. MAY PLANT COTTON IN HAWAII. Negotiations for Purchase of an Is? land Are in Progress. Honolulu, Nov. 23.?The establish? ment of a cotton plantation in Ha? waii is among the possibilities of the near future. Negotiations for the purchase of Lanai Island for that purpoae, involving the expenditure of $350,000, are now in progress between J, T, McCrosson and Prank Thomp? son and the owner of the property, W. <;. Irwin. Dr. B. V. WllOOX, director of the United states agricultural departmenl station here, who has studied the soil and climate of the Island, has stated that he believes it to be well siuted for the cultivation of cotton. ms't at be thy Country's, Thy God's ar &.Y. NOVEMBER 27. CITY COUNCIL MEETING. SENDING POLICE OFFICERS OUT OF CITY DISCUSSED. Authority of Council to Use City Funds to Pay Expenses of Officer Sent to Identify Prisoner Question? ed?Other Matters of Interest Be? fore Meeting. Council held a regular meeting at 8 o'clock Tuesday night. Present?Mayor W. B. Boyle, Ald? ermen H. D. Barnett, Wm. Butlman, P. P. Finn, R. F. Haynsworth, H. C. Haynsworth, W. G. Stubbs and R. L. Wright. Absent Alderman J. R. Lig on. Minutes of 9th lnst., were read and confirmed. Mr. Finn having first had them amended by adding thereto a motion which he had offered that sidewalks on Main street, both sides, be immediately constructed from Bartlette to Canal, which resolution had been passed In an amended form by motion of Mr. Wright, authorising the City Engineer to advertise for bids on concrete walks. On motion of Mr. Butlman the order for sidewalks was made to extend to Calhoun street. Mr. Barnett for the Finance Com? mittee reported that all claims refer? red to them had been approved and recommended that the time for pay? ment of taxes without penalty be ex? tended to Dec. 31st. That S per cent, be tdded to January payment, 5 per cent, to February payments, 10 per cent, to March payments, that the full penalty of 20 per cent be ad red to April payments, and executions for unpaid taxes be issued in April. The report was P??pied. Mr H. C. Ifaynswtrth for the Com? mittee of Public Works submitted re? port for two weeks as follows: E. Liberty St. repairs. 5.85 E. Calhoun St., repairs. 1.50 N. Main St. repairs. 2.50 S. Harvin St., cleaning and re? pairs.'. .11.70 Cleaning leaves off streets. ... 15.70 Road Machine. 2.00 Sewer Trenches filled. 9.90 Street sweeping.21.60 Street sprinkling. 9.60 Sick laborers. 9.30 Dingle St., grading.15.50 Bradford St., grading and clay work.86.45 Garbage, 457 loads.59.00 Total pay rolls.8250.60 No. men, 24; carts, 10. Mr. Haynsworth further reported that Mr. T. B. Jenkins had agreed to allow the City to dig clay on his lands adjacent to streets to be improved, would save hauling: That the City Engineer is about ready with speci? fications and estimates for concrete sidewalks and brick roadway for Main Street. He recommended that the Engineer be supplied with brick molds to experiment with concrete bricks for City use. Mr. Lee stated that the 24 Inch daln pipe being made for the City, of sand and cement, is of good quality and costs 72 cents per joint, against 1.62 1-2 cents for the vitrified clay pipe; that while making pipe the City Is incidentally grading down a sand hill which has long been a cause of complaint. He asserted that a good quality o' brick can be made for $4.50 or $5.00 per 1000. Mr. Lee requested that a mixing machine to cost about $35.00 be ordered with the brick molds, as It would pay for Itself in a short time. Purchase of the mold and and mixer was ordered. Mr. Finn for lhe Fire Department Committee, presented a letter from the American Lafrance Co., asking for Instructions in reference to painting and lettering the Steam Fire Engine recently purchased from them. And stating that they would use stand? ard colors unless otherwise ordered. No action was taken. Mr. Finn pre? sented plans and specifications for the Fire Department building prepar? ed by Architect J. H. Johnson which were examined and accepted. Mr Stubbs moved that bids be called for, to furnish all material and erect the building at once, giving the City a turn key job. Mr. Wright moved to amend Mr. Stubbs motion by having brick for the building made under di? rection of the City Engineer, whereby the City will save about $800, the building to be erected under the sup? ervision of Mr. Johnson. Mr. K. F. Haynswortth thought that Mr. Lee would be too busy to superintend the manufacture of brick, but Mr. 11. C. Haynsworth explained that Mr. J. M. Mlnnis who is now making the drain pipe can also make the brick. Mr. Lee stated that the brick could 1??> made at the rate of 6,000 per week which Mr. Johnson said would be sufficient to prevent delay. Mr. Wrights* substitute was adopted. Messrs Finn and Stubbs were oppose id Truth's." . w THE TRU1 1909. s^ New Seri to the use of cement sand brick, at all. A petition was presented from Messrs R. J. Bland and W. E. Brun son for a fire hydrant on N. Main Street. Mr. Wright reminded Coun? cil that this hydrant had been order? ed long ago. Petition of residents of Golden Hill for one or two Street lights was re? ferred to the Committee on Lights. Claim of Officers W. G. Pierson and T. P. Ward for $50 attorneys fee paid by them for defense in a case against them in Court of General Sessions, on a charge of assault and battery while making an arrest, was referred to the Police Committee. Mr. Wright introduced An Ordi? nance to Amend the Fire Limits Or? dinance which was read, adopted and ordered published. On motion of Mr. Stubbs it was or? dered that the case against Mr. T. C. Scaffe presented to Council on 9th inst. for a vioaltion of the Fire Lim? its Law be dismissed and his bond of ten dollars refunded. The Mayor and Cle rk were directed to execute a note in requird form, to the Eureka Fire Hose Co., $1,200 payable in one year from the 29th. inst, 6 per cent interest, for Are hose purchased in May. Mr. Stubbs of the special Commit? tee reported purchase of the barn of? fered by Mr. E. W. A. Bultman, for $100 payable when possession is ob? tained. Mr. stubbs inquired by what author? ity Officer H. G. McKagen had been sent to St. Matthews to identify negro supposed to he Tony Moses, at an expense of $3.50 to the City, be? sides $2.00 for a man to serve for Mr. McKagen during his absence. Also by what authority Mr. W. W.' McKag? en had been sent to Wilmington, N. C, for the same purpose, several weeks ago. He declared that these matters should be attended to by the County Sheriff and not at the expense of the city. The Mayor stated that Mr. H. G. McKfegen had been sent on his authority after consultation with the Chief of Police. That he had not thought of the Sheriff's duty in the premises and would personally defray the expense of the trip if desired. No definite information could be given in reference to the Wilmington trip. A claim of $65.00 presented by Mr. A. Ryttenberg, lessee of the Opera House for damage to scenery caused by a leak in the roof was referred to the Opera House Committee to investi? gate and report. Report of the Water Department for October was read and received as Information. A claim of the Atlas Portland Ce? ment Co., $145.54 was referred to the Finance Committee. Council then adjourned. KILLED A DESPERATE NEGRO. Truman Turner Shot Whitman Har ley When the Latter Made Threat? ening Motion. Yorkville, Nov. 23.?Truman Turn? er, a liveryman, last night shot and killed Whitman Harley, colored, a noted desperado, who had a record as a criminal, having killed one man and shot several others. The trouble arose about Harley hiring a team from Turner. The ne? gro was insulting and ran his hand into his pocket and Turner, knowing the desperate nature of the man with whom he had to deal, shot and killed him. Public sentiment generally re? gards the shooting as justifiable, ANOTHER REBUFF FOR C, C. & O. Railroad Com mission Will Not Sanc? tion Any of Its Tariffs. Columbia, Nov. 23.?The railroad commission will not sanction any tariffs over the Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio's line from the North Caro? lina line to Spartanburg in the name of the Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio, the road in this name having no char? ter. An application for promulgation of freight tariffs from Traffic Manager J. J. Campion was received by the commission this morning. The com? mission replied that it would take pleasure In issuing a tariff for the South and Wettern, but could not is? sue it In tin1 name of the Carolina. I Minchfield and Ohio. Mr. Campion's letter was written on a Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio letter head, and he asked that the tariffs, Which he submitted for busi? ness originating and ending entirely In the State of South Cirolna. be ac? cepted at once, as the road was anxi? ous to begin moving freights. Some definite and highly Interest? ing news is expected with the regard to the Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio's Intention within the next few days, but what the nature of this announce? ment will be is known to only a few, and these decline to talk. E SODTHRON, Established Jane, MM l68?Vol. XXX. Mo. 27. DE" iMHJESj WL WKLL-KNOWX DEMOCRATIC CON? GRESSMAN BURKED TO DEATH. Missouri Representative Perishes in An Attempt to Save His Grandson From a Fire That Wae Destroying The De Armond Home at Butler, Missouri?Other Members of Fam? ily Escaped. Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 23.?In a vain effort to save the life of his little grandson, Congressman David A. De Armond, of the 6th Missouri district* perished in a fire that destroyed his home in Butler, Mo., early today. His act of heroism became known late this afternoon when his body was found, his arms locked around the blackened and burned body of the lit* tie body. He had caught up the ? year-old lad, David A. ("Waddle") De Armond, Jr., and rushed with him through the flames that filled his room. He fell with his unconscious burden and both sank through the floor to death. What makes the tragedy unusually pathetic is the fact that the boy was his grandfather's idol. The two were inseparable and often slept together. Last night vhe boy went to his grand i father's house, as usual, and after a happy evening the two retired. The next they heard of them was early today, when, from behind the smoke and flames that enveloped the house, the boy screamed: "Oh, Grandpa, get me out of here quick, I'm burning to death." I "Yes, son; don't be afraid, Grandpa '11 take you out," was the reply. Then both went down to their death. The others of the family, sleeping in the house at the time of the Are. Mrs. De Armond, her daughter, Mrs. Clark, and a maid, Nettie Boles, es? caped. Messages of condolence from all parts of the country were received by the DeArmonds this aftrnoon. James A. De Armond, editor of the 3ates County Democrat, son of the Congressman and father of the boy "wTio burned to death, tried to rush into the burning house to save them, but was prevented by others who knew his sacrifice would be in vain. The De Armond home was a large two-story frame structure set well back from the street. On two sides of the house equal with the second floor four rooms, or outdoor sleeping apartments, had been constructed, and at the time the fire broke out the occupants of the house occpied these rooms. The financial loss is placed at $20, 000, and included one of the best lib? raries in the State. Besides James A. De Armond, the sons of the dead Congressman are Edward H., an instructor at West Point, and Lieut. George W. De Ar? mond, now serving with the army In the Philippines. Mrs. Clark is a daughter. Congressman De Armond was born in Blair County, Pennsylvania, March 18, 1844. KILLED ON RAILROAD. Dead Negro Found on Track Near Lynchburg. Lynchburg, Nov. 23.?Some negro man from Mayesville section while going toward and near Lynches creek on the A. C. L. R. R. walked nearly over the dead body of a strange ne? gro man last night. With matches they made a hasty examination, sup? posing they might knov,' him, but one hand and one side of Ms face was in such a mutilated condition as to ren? der recognition impossible. Nothing rbout his person could throw any light on the identify of the unfortu rate man. He might have been sit? ting on a crosstie or might have l een riding on the rods, as the con? dition and position of the body would justify either theory. A key and 67 tents were bis personal effects. It is supposed that he was struck or killed by the through freight train going to? wards Florence, near 9 o'clock p. m. kimm? by \ LEAD PENCIL. Tm-o-year-old child Fell From a Chair And Ran Pendl in Her Throat. Greer, Nov. 23.?A sad and fatal act i<ient occurred here last night when Elizabeth, tbe 3-year-old daugh? ter of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Thompson, fell from a chair, running a pencil into her throat. The little child, suf? fering severely, lingere 1 until about 1 o'clock today when it passed away. Elisabeth was a beautiful child, AeajK ly loved by all who knew her. The trial of Calvin r oster for mur? der at Spartanburg resulted in a mis? trial.