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Consolidated Aug. 2.188 Cbt t??atcbman ani) Souta Pehltehed Wednesday and Saturday ?BT? OSTEEN PUBLISHING COMPANY sumtbr, a a Tcrma: $1.10 par annum?In advance. Advert Memento: One Square first Insertion.$1.00 ?vary subsequent Insertion.60 Contracts for three months, or k>a*er will he made at reduced rates. All communications which sub? serve private Interests will he charged for as advertisement*. Obituaries and tributes of respects artn be charged for. MOOES MAY HEAD MARINE CORPS. Carolina Officer Likely to Suc? ceed Gen. Elliott. 'Washington, Dec. 17.?It Is not Improbable that South Carolina will hare a candidate to aucceed Brig. Oen Elliott, of the marine corps., when that officer retiree the early pert of the coming year. Thla can? didate will be Uuet. Col. P. J. Moses. Col. Moaes Is from Bumter and went to Annapoll? at the age of 17. His re? cord la the marine cot p haa been an exceptional one. He was In charge of the battalion of marinea at Peatn, China. In the Boxer uprising, and wai pralaed fer hla gallantry by Gen. Chaffee. Hla battalion was first to land In Cuba In the Spanish Ameri? can war. and he ia at present In Nic? aragua, attached to the staff of Ad? miral Klmball. In September, 1100. Oen. Chaffee made an Interacting report concern? ing Col. Moaea and the selge of Be? ttln. In this report he aald: "With special pleasure do I com? mend the lat regiment of marines, earring with thla expedition during the march from Tientsin to Pekln. for fortitude shown by both officers sad men during a march made mo?t ig because of intense heat and a leral abaence of water suitable to Without exception, the fa of the march was borne to the of physical endurance without ions iMWMB in br this it on August ? and f were almost entirely In fields of standing , a/here scarcely a breath of air obtainable, and rendered align? ment and the keeping of direction very difficult and marching unusually fatiguing. "The regiment was frequently un? my personal observation, and I intend It highly for aoldlerly qual Itlea Particularly do I desire to In? vite attention to Major U W. T. Wal? ler and Capt P. J. Moaea. the bat? talion commanders, whoae energy, good judgment and capacity to com? mand their battalions I noted with pleasure "The further operation of this reg? iment with the expedition. Including the taking of Pekln, August 14 and 19. was exceedingly satisfactory and deserving of high praise and com aaendatiop for services well perform? ed. "My congratulations and thanks are extended to the officers and men of the regiment. "Attention is specially invited to the reporta of battalion and company Commander? for detail? of service by battalions and companies." Major Oen. Thoma? H. Barry wrote the commandant of the marine corps during the past summer as follows: "I deem It my duty, as It (s my pleasure, to report to you concern? ing the efficiency of Lieut. Col. F. J. Moese. U. 8. marine corpa. "During all the time that I com an ended the army of Cuban pacifica? tion?more than two yaara?Col. Mo? ses commanded the lat provisional regiment. U. s. marine?, which gar? risoned several outlying stations In Cuba In addition to having a bat? talion at Camp Columbia. The suc? cess of that regiment In Cuba is due. to great measure, to the efficiency of Col. Moses as its commander, and to hie conscientious and devoted atten? tion to every detail of hla duty. Col. Moaes Is a fine disciplinarian and an officer of unuaual efficiency, charac? ter and devotion to duty. "This letter la entirely inaoltclted I and Col. Moaes has no knowldege, di? rectly or ladlrectly. that It Is being written; the motive which prompts me in sending it is that his unusually efficient service In Cuba may be of record.** Sixteen thousand bunches of ba? nanas arrived at Chsrlsston Tuesday from South America. The South Carolina Live stock As? sociation will be hsld In Columbia February 1. Ushed April, 1850. ?He Just ai II. SUMTJ MARINES TO NICARAGUA. THE BUFFAIiO, NOW AT PANAMA TO HITKKY TO CORINTO. Americans Residing at Managua Have Appealed to the United States Con? sulate for Protection?Zelaya Ha* Instructed National Assembly to Cast Its Vote for President for a Man who Is Persona Non Grata to United State*. Washington, December 17.?The United States ship Buffalo, now at Panama with seven hundred marines on board, has been ordered to sail at once for Corlnto. This action was taken today as the resulc of a tele? gram received from the United States consulate at Managua, in which it was state.1 that Inasmuch au Zelaya. In his message resigning the Presidency, had made unpleasant reference to Americans, and owing to a report which was current in that city to the effect that civilian adherents of Zela? ya had been armed with daggers, the cltlsens of the United States residing ,ln that city had appealed to the con? sulate for protection. Another telegram from the Ameri? can consulate at Managua states that It is currently rumored there that when Madriz arrives in Managua, pre? sumably to-morrow, Zelaya formally will surrender his office to t'ie nation? al assembly and that that body has already received instructions from Zelaya to cast its vote for Iras as President of Nicaragua. The rnmor Is directly at variance with the understanding here based on dispatches from Nicaragua offici? ally or otherwise to the effect that Madriz would receive the support not only of Zelaya himself, but of his faction. The conclusion of the United States officers at Managua Is that by the se? lection of lrlas, Zelaya will still re? tain his hold In power and continue to dominate the situation. This chnge of front on the part of Zelaya Is a matter of no very great surprise to the officials here, it being well known that both lrlas and Mad ris have long been regarded as Zela ya's wilUu* tools. The hurry orders sent to the Buffalo to proceed at once H Certnto may have some significance other than that stated, inasmuch as her arrival there is looked for on the very day that Madriz Is expected to arrive In Managua. Whether the seven hundred mar? ines on the arrival of the Buffalo at Corlnto will be placed under the or? ders of the United States consulate at Managua does not appear, but it is assumed that the commander of the Buffalo will take such steps as he may deem necessary under his general In? structions to proteot American clti zons and American interests. Rear Admiral Klmball, who went to Panama on the Dixie, will accom? pany the marines to Corlnto. He will then take command of the naval ves? sels at that port. Those now there are the Albany, Torktown, Vicksburg and the collier Saturn. The Princeton is expected to arrive to-night. 10.000,060 GINNED TO DECEMBER Report of National G Inners' Assoela tlon Places Cotton Prepared for Market at 9.429,000 Bales. Memphis, Tenn.. Dec. 17.?The re? port of the National Ginners' Asso? ciation today shows that 9,4 29,000| bales of cotton had been ginned to December 14, 1909. The report by States follows: Ala? bama. 994,000; Arkansas. ?52.000; Florida. 68.000; Georgia, 1,778,000; Louisiana 246.000; Mississippi, 966, 000; Missouri and Virginia, 52,000; North Carolina. 596,000; Oklahoma, 621,000; South Carolina. 1,074,00; Tennessee, 221,000; Texas, 2.271,000. Total. 9,429.000. LABOR ULTIMATUM IGNORED. Steel Corporation Has Paid No At? tention to Union Loaders. Birmingham. Ala., Dec. 17.?E. H. Gary, chairman of the United States 8teel Corporation, who leaves Birm? ingham by way of Atlanta for New York early tomorrow morning, when asked tonight about the recently de? clared war on the corporation by prominent union labor officials said: "We have paid no attention to it. We try to treat our men in such a way as to give them confidence in us. At the beginning of the year, when other companies reduced the pay of their employees, we kept our rolls up, and I do not feel any lack of con? fidence on their part." The Columbia College for Women will erect a new dormitory at a cost of $75,000. iHl Fear not?Lot all the ends Tbou \i? ER. S. C, WEDNESI MANAGUA CHEERS MADRIZ. PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE WEL COMK1) AT THE CAPITAL. Probable Successor of Zelaya Gets Enthusiastic Reception? Madrlz Not Certain How Revolutionists' Will Receive Him?Declines to Comment on Zelaya's Administra? tion or on Action of I nited States. Managua. Nicaragua. Dec. 19.? Jose Madriz, Judge of the Central American Court of Justice, at Car? tage who has been put forward as a candidate for the Presidency to suc? ceed Zelaya, receive:! an enthusiastic reception on his arrival here today. Long before he reached the capital, Madrlz was the object of cheering crowds He was met by delegations from various departments and ac? claimed all along the way from Cor into to Managua. At this place the crowds awaiting the appearance of the candidate were extraordinary. Troops and police were out in force for the protection I of Madrlz, who proceeded on foot to I a hotel through an almost inextrica I ble mass of people, the soldiers and I detectives breaking a way for him I through the solid ranks, pushing and I throwing aside the frantic people. In front of the park there were I hostile cries against the attempt of I the soldiers to clear the street, and I immediately fifty civilians, all of them I residents of Leon, the home of Mad I riz, and the stronghold of the Lib I erals who favor his candidacy, whlp I ped out revolvers, brandishing them I in the air. They formed a compact I mass around Madrlz, acting as his I bodyguard and escorting him to his I quarters. For the moment the situation was I critical. There were shouts of "Viva, I Leon; to hell with Managua!" No I shots were fired, however, and the I procession went on its way. The I Presidential candidate's face was I flushed and wore a look of anxiety. I He was accompanied to the hotel by I the Mexican minister, and from this I place the crowds were shut out. I I Dr. Madriz arrived at 9 o'clock this I morning at Coiinto aboard the steam I er Acapulco from Santa Arenas, Cos I ta Rica. He was received by cirm I missions representing Congress, the I Supreme Court and the munlcipall I ties of Leon, Managua, Chinandega I and Masaya. A salute of 101 guns I was fired in his honor. Soldiers lined I the piers at attention, and enthu I siasm marked the greeting of the 1 crowds along the water front. Dr. I Madrlz, though seemingly well pleas I ed at his welcome, made no speech. I Soon after he landed he said in an I interview: ' "I shall accept the honor which has I been offered me. I am not the candi I date of Leon, but of the entire Re I public. My chief concern will be to I appease the ancient sectionalism I which has divided certain localities." ? Dr. Madrlz said that he was not I certain how the revolutionists would I receive him. He had sent a delegate I to Blueflelds to confer with the rev I olutionary leaders there, but his rep I resentatlve had not been permitted to I land. Gen. Estrada sent word that, 1 if he had come to treat for peace, it I was useless. Madrlz was hopeful, I however, that he would succeed In I making peace with the revolutionists. I He had conferred at Punta Arenas I with Adam Cardenas, the former I president of Nicaragua and now head I of the Conservative party, and a mu I tual promise of co-operation had I been exchanged. Cardenas was over I thrown from the Presidency by Ze I laya in 1891, and recently he was re I ported as having taken the field I against his old enemies, heading an I expedition which was preparing in I Costa Rica for an attack upon Nica I ragua. It also was asserted that the I former President had bound himself I to support the candidacy of Gen. Es I trade. Dr. Madriz declined to comment I upon Zelaya's administration, nor I would he discuss the question of ln I terventlon by the United States, but I he expressed the hope that an amic I able settlement would be reached, as I he had trust in the high sense of Jus I tlce of the American people. The candidate was met at Chinan I dega and Leon by almost as great I crowds as had gathered at Corlnto, I and they shouted "long live the sa I viour of Nicaragua." There was, how I ever, a remarkable absence of hostile I cries to Zelaya. The people of Leon I were wildest In their demonstration of friendliness. Flowers were show? ered upon Madrlz, as though he were a hero returning from the wars. Can? non were fired and skyrockets shot In? to the air, despite the daylight. T he band played the Marseillaise, while many joined in the singing of the hymn. Conspicuous In the breeze were ns't at bo thy Country's, Thy God's ai )AY. DECEMBER 92 SEMINOLE HEBERT JAILED. Exjiert Sales Agent Who Engineered Rig Transaction Arrested in Chat? tanooga. Columbia, Dec. 18.?C. J. Hebert, who was indicted with Jno. Y. Gar lington, James Stobo Young, Orvillo H. Hall, Crawford J. Cooper and B. W. Lacy and true bills returned by a Richland grand jury, last September, on charges of "conspiracy and ob? taining money and other property by false pretense and representations," was arrested in Chattanooga yester? day, by request of the Columbia au? thorities. A telegram was received I by Sheriff W. H. Coleman yesterday from the sheriff of Hamilton county, Tenn., saying that Hebert was under arrest there and would fight extradi I tlon. The papers for extradition have J been sent to the governor of Tennes I see and a request was made to the I Tennessee authorities yesterday for I his detention until the arrival of I these documents. I Solicitor Wade Hampton Cobb re I ce.itly wrote to this defendant ex I plaining that unless he came to Co I lumbla to give bond to insure his 1 presence at the Court of General Ses I slons, which meets January 4, he J would be arrested and brought here. I This letter remaining unanswered or J not acknowledged, the arrest was re I qiiested. The other defendants have I all arranged satisfactorily for their I presence at the trial of the case. I The conspiracy charged is in con I nection with the sale of the 3,000 I shares of stock in the Southern Life I Insurance Company to the Seminole j Securities Company, which sale was I afterwards repudiated by the stock I holders. C. J. Hebert (pronounced J ee-bair, with accent on last syllable) I was an expert stock salesman who ne I gotlated the sale, while the other de I fendants in? the case were officials in J the two companies except O. H. Hall. I J. Y. Garlington was president of the I Seminole concern and J. Stobo Young I secretary. C. J. Cooper was presi I dent of the Southern Life and B. W. I Lacy actuary. Lacy and Garlington I had come from a Rome Ga., com I pany to the two companies which I they tried to consolidate in 1908. SUGAR TRUST MEN CONVICTED, Government's First Step in Prosecu? tion Closed. New York, Dec. 17.?The jury to? night found guilty five of the six em? ployees of the American Sugar Re? fining Company who have been on trial for the past three weeks charg? ed with criminal conspiracy to de? fraud the government of customs dues on imported raw sugar. In the case of James F. Bendernagel, a for? mer cashier of the company's Wil llamsburg plant, the jury disagreed. Mercy is recommended for all those found guilty. The jury was out ten hours. Under the indictment, Oliver Spitzer, a dock superintendent, John R. Coyle, Thos. Kehoe, Edward A. Boyle and Patrick J. Henuessy, checkers, may be punish? ed for the commission of two overt acts, the maxinaum penalty for each of which is two years' imprisonment and $6,000 fine. The failure to convict Cashier Ben? dernagel is regarded by the govern? ment as a distinct disappointment. As other indictments are pending against the convicted five on which they are yet to be tried, it was agreed by the government that they be pa? roled in custody, of counsel, with leave to renew bail when argument for a new trial is heard at a date to be fixed. John Peach, who w;as wounded in a pistol duel with D. W. Belk in Ker shaw county, died from the wound he received. two American flags. In a speech of welcome a Leonese journalist, perched upon the should? ers of friends at the station platform said: ..This is no time for a policy of conciliation or pardon. It is the time< for a polcy of punishment for the of? fenders against the public good." In Managua the situation is tense. Zelaya has offered the American con? sul a guard of soldiers for the con? sulate, but this offer has been de? clined. After the demonstrations this af? ternoon the American consul recon? sidered his decision and requested the government to place two sentries at the consulate and two at the legation* Dr. Madriz made a short speech from the balcony of the hotel, be? seeching co-operation in the burial of sectionalism. This evening Dr. Mad? riz paid a visit to Zelaya, lastng a con? siderable time. The Mexican warship Gen. Guer? rero has arrived at Corlnto. tid Truth's." 1909 TILE TRU f New 8er COOK'S Pr /< QUESTIONED COPBNH ^' ? SCIENTISTS ARE AT V ^XTLY DIVIDED. Surface indications Arc That The Professors of the University of Co? penhagen Have Found Cook's Rec? ords Insufficient to Establish His Claim That He Reached the North Pole?Their Work Not Finished. Copenhagen, Dec. 18.?The consis? tory of the University of Copenhagen, at a secret session today, reclved from the examining committee a prelimin? ary report covering the first stage of the work of the committee which is examining the North Polar ?records of Dr. Frederick A. Cook. An excited discussion followed. The consistory listened to the report which provok? ed an animated discussion. It appears that the data so far submitted are not held sufficient to establish the ex? plorer's claims. The result of today's discussion was a request on the part of the con? sistory that the committee continue its work. It is announced by an official of the University that the consistory will u t make public any communication based upon information recived oral? ly from the committee at today's meeting. The report was presented by Rec? tor Torp, but its nature was carefully guarded. It was admitted, however, that the work thus far accomplished provoked an animated debate among the University officials. "The committee's work is not vet finished," said Rector Torp. "I cannot tell how long it will on tlnue, but I hope that the report can be made public before New Year's. Roth the members of the eonsystory and the examining committee ? have been forbidden strictly to make pub? lic anything whatever regardin g what has been accomplished thus far by the Investigators." x From the beginning of the contio versy the populace of Copenhagen has been decidedly Pro-Cook. Pa? triotism has strengthened this senti? ment. Recent developments, how? ever, have been disappointing, and to? day the general Impression prevails that Dr. Cook's papers submitted do not constitute proof that he discover? ed the North Pole. It is learned thct several memebrs of the University consistory are exceedingly angry ov?r the rector's preliminary report., one of them expressing regret that the University had not waited until Dr. Cook's claims that he reached the Pole had been proved before iion.^r ? ing him. The Copenhagen newspapers up to the present time have been wholly friendly to Dr. Cook, but it Is learn? ed that some of the leading Jallles tomorrow will print articles throwing doubt on Cook's trustworthiness. TO FIGHT WHITE SLAVE BILL. Democratic Congressman Say it Is Blow at State Rights. Washington, Dec. 18.?There will be a very vigorous minority report by four Democratic members of the House committee in Inter-State and commerce In the Mann "white slave" bill, which was favorably acted up? on by a majority of that committee today. The minority report, which will be written by Representative Richard? son, of Alabama, will assert that the whole matter is one to be handled by the immigration committee, that the Inter-State commerce is unconstitu? tional, and a gross violation of the right of States to regulate the morals of their own Inhabitants. The minority report will be signed by Representative Richardson, of Alabama; Bartlette, of Georgia; Adamson, of Georgia, and Peters, of Massachusetts. "This piece of legislation," said Representative Richardson today, "I characterize as the worst piece of cant and hypocrisy that has lately been perpetrated by the Republican party. "Because the majority believes that It Is In relation to a subject upon which we dare not to offer objection to any kind of regulation, they pro? pose to enact a law that lets down the bars as far as invading the rights of States are concerned, if this bill becomes a law, the Federal govern? ment can go to any extent In enforc? ing the regulation of the morals and IVealth of any State." A man was fined $15 in the police court in Columbia for chucking a lady under the chin while he was drunk. Moral: Be sober when you chuck a lady under the chin.?An? derson Mail.?It also depends some? what on who is doing the chucking. E SOUTHRON, Establlslied June, ISM ies-Vol XXX. y.iK 34. CONSIDERABLE LIQUIDATION NOTED THIS WEEK. South, "West, and Liverpool. Have Been Small?Approach of Christ? mas Has Affected the Market. New York, Dec. 17.?Price have sagged under the weight of liquida? tion by Southern and Western opera? tors. Also Liverpool has been a per? sistent seller. The spot sales there have been very small and the condi? tion of trade across the water is rep? resented as being very poor, even if the comparatively large spinners* tiklngs do not altogether bear out this statement. Curtailment seems to be spreading or both sides of the wa? ter, owing to the semi-failure of the crop, both in this country and in Egypt and the high cost of raw ma? terial. Rumors that large Southern opera? tors who have been here for some time were about to return home have at times had a disquieting effect, al? though such reports were not veri 1 fled. There was persistent talk, too, to the effect that during the coming week legislation on the big cotton ex? changes of the country will be intro? duced at Washington. Spinners are complaining bitterly of the high cost of raw cotton and are said to be per? sistently fighting any advance by holding aloof as much as possible from the market. Furthermore, as usual at the approach of the holi? days, there is more or less selling of what is termed "Christmas cotton." Jn addition there has been not a little liquidation of speculative hold? ings as a matter of precaution on the approach of the holidays. The mar? ket, too, has reached a point where it evidently "bulls" less easily than when it was at a lower level. Yet on the other hand some large South? ern and Chicago bulls are said to have latterly re-entered the market regarding the situation as distinctly strong and promising much higher prices in the future. Cotton goods have been more active in some direc? tions at rising prices. New England spinners in some cases are said to riave-ttten -buying futnVeV Thv re * celpts have been light and the quan? tity brought into sight for the week is very much below that for the same time last year. Spot cotton has been very generally steady and though quiet In most sections of the South, has been somewhat more active at New Orleans and Memphis. Bulls think that a large short Interest has latterly been created here. Promi? nent Philadelphia spot merchants, according to the common under? standing, have been good buyers most of the week. On Friday, Wall street and Southern interests bought heavily on reactions followed by a good many of the commlss'on houses. Bulls have an idea, too, that the East Indian crop is not so large as it has been represented to be. In any case, tttey think every bale produced by the world this year will be needed to supply the world's consumption. The Philadelphia yarn trade has improv? ed somewhat. The National Ginners* Association stated the amount ginned at 9,429,000 bales to December 13. Today prices declined early on dull and weak cables from Liverpool and bearish pressure, but recovered the loss later on bull support and cover? ing. FEW PASSED CENSUS TESTS. Only Fifty-four South Carol i nans Successfully Stood Examination. Washington, December 17.?Direc? tor Durand, of the census bureau, to? day informed Representative Patter? son that only 54 the applicants in South Carolina who recently stood examintion for clerkship in the cen? sus bureu here had been successful. This covers the entire State. Mr. Du rnd seemed to think that this inabili? ty to pass the examination success? fully was no reflection on those who attempted them, but was more to be accounted for by reason of the fact tiat the questions asked were large? ly those dealing with manufacturing and kindred matters, about which many persons have little knowledge. It is not yet known whether another opportunity will be given South Caro? linians to try for these places. Morgan to Fight Bell. Toledo, Ohio, Dec. 17.?Official an? nouncement was made here tonight of r.he purchase by J. P. Morgan & Co., of the controlling interest in the five additional Independent telephone companies of Ohio and Indiana. It is announced also that the companies will be operated exclusively by Mor? gan & Co., and that the Bell has nothing to do with the deal.