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Ohambtis* of Anderson
Introduced to the confer
He) Invited the conference to
viett the college tomorrow afternoon
at 4:30 o'clock. Bishop Kibjo rapid?
ly concluded the examination of
character at 11.11 o'clock.
Bishop K11 go . paused In the work
of the conference to hold the Thanks?
giving service*. The bishop preached
a comforting and an inspiring; ser?
mon. The central thought of the
sermon was the truth that the
Christian religion Is th? only cosmic
religion In the world. His comments
on Democracy were not flattering to
Jefferson. All men are not born
free aad equal.
State Organ!cation will C onvene In
Columbia, January 16th.
The South Carolina ^tate Farme/s*
Union I? hereby culled to convene In
Columbia. Thursday. January 16th.
1*13 at 3 P. If., and a III probably be
in session through the 17th.
All County Unions in the State vre
urged to send delega.es and all mem?
bers In good standing are cordially in?
vited to attend. In counties wh??ro
there Is no Countv Union organized
each local Unb-n 1* r?*<iuested to send
one delegate. County I'nlons will elect
delegates according to the usual bash
of representation
fhe leclslatuie will be In session. It
i? ihe purpose of thU meeting to
plars properly before the committees
of the legislature the measures wo
wish enacted Into law. The IosjimIu
tivs committee will report a St .(?..
warehouse bin ?h-?: b i* been careful?
ly prepsred and In or ??rooiro ? d VOtl
? <? . ? ? miro ot nossstlttitlensl
lawyers |g whom N VMS suhrnltt- l
There will ??. ..th> r nistt? r of b ^'-i.i
tlon to be considered In which : >
Union is vitally lnt? r? ||gd
The work of th?- I n11.n IhlOllghoill
the Htate wdl be reviewed und pi to
for the extension of ihe organisation
will be dim u ?sed
Oood reports are SSSJIIgSJ In from
various par'* "f ??.?? Ht ite. und ue
have reason ?o ? xp? ? t this to ? ?? on<
of th? most i? presenta11ve meetlnt's
of the organized fanners of tb?- State
ever gSSSl
Ity order of tbe Kx?< utiw Cosggslt*
I \v Pahbs
1'. ? ni<b-nt and * 'hab lorin.
J. White? r lb \. B> I ? t U v.
CkJhlgghl ? ? C N' N . Isil,
King's tobacco grafth'HMS atol two
prize, houses were burned tit bafte
?tndny nhjht. Laen $7.000.
KXPKjAINS why shiunehs beer
WAK seized.
Twenty-seven Barrels too Much for
Owe Man's ''Personal Vse," Declares
Bleaao In Signed Statement Direct?
ed at Authors of -Wilful, Mall
done and Cowardly Attempt to In?
jure Me"?Believe** Assistant At?
torney General's Construction of
law Wrong.
Columbia. Nov. 30.?"Knowing that
there are liars' in all societies, 1 give
this account In order that the public
may Judge for Itself." said Governor
Blease today in a signed statement. In
which he denounces the alleged au?
thors of certain statements which he
says have been made falsely concern?
ing the seizure of the beer the other
night, which was told of in The Newa
and Courier on Thanksgiving morn
governor bitterly assails his
lea," calling it "the dirty, scur
iivim attempt which Is being made by
j some of my enemies to have it appear
that Klbler seised the beer because it
was the Shriners," and he nails it as
"a wilful, malicious and cowardly at?
tempt to Injure me. "
His statement, in full, follows:
"On the 37th of November Chief
Constable Klbler reported to me that
twenty-sight barrels of beer had been
delivered to B. B. Qresham. Columbia,
8. C, and asked me what to do with
lt. I told him to seise It, which he
did. A little later Mr. Kibler. Mr.
; Qresham, Dr. Frank Hart and Mr.
[ Jeff Ooodwyn came to. my office, and
Dr. Hart, speaking for the crowd,
asked me how they could recover the
I haay, stating that it was for the use
I of the Shriners for their Thanksgiving
dlnn?r or celebration, and that Mr.
I Qresham did not rocs We any pay for
the same and had no Interest what?
ever In It; that it belonged to the
Shriners themselves. I told. Dr. Hart
that he could get It by giving bond
for It, of by bringing a claim and de?
Uyxr suit He told me that they did
not-know What ?o do and ?faad come ?
to me for advice and hoped that I
would help them out. After talking
a little more about the' matter. I told
them to go and see the Attorney Gen?
eral, and if the Attorney General
would give them an order for the beer
that I had no objection to Mr. Klb?
ler turning it over. They left my of?
fice. In a short while the following
letter, from Assistant Attorney Gener?
al DeBruhl, was handed to me:
"?Columbia. 8. C. Nov. 27. 1912.?
The Hon. Cole U Blease, Columbia, S.
C.?Dear Sir: I am Informed that
Omar Temple of Shriners have order?
ed and had shipped to Columbia to
one of their members a quantity of
beer for the use of the Shrine at their
meeting and banquet here tomorrow,
and that this beer has been seized by
one of the dispensary constables.
" The beer Is bought by the Temple,
will be paid for with funds of the
Temple and is to be used by them
when assembled hen* tomorrow, Just
as supplies of food are to he used at
their banquet It is not to be sold or
distributed among members, but
simply to be drank at the meeting by
the members of the Temple present.
No charge is seadc against the mem?
bers for the beer or any other article
served at the banquet?the beer is
simply to be a part of the bill of faro.
" *ln my opinion, .t is not a viola?
tion of the dispensary law to pur?
chase beer and use it in this way.
Yours truly,
(signed) " \\i. i*. DeBruhl,
" "Assistant Attorney General.'
"I Immediately told Mr. Kibler to
turn tho beer over. I have In my pos?
session some of the tggg which won
on tho kegs of bOOfi and they un?
marked, 'K. It. Grcsham. Columbia, S.
I V, p? rsonnl gSS.1
"Now, any man who knows uny
thlng ?'?out the luv. of this State
knows thai Mr Qresham did not need
any twenty** von or twenty-eight
. barrels of beer for his pOfSOBal USC,
iroi t<>r thai reason the sslsure was
"The dlfty scurrilous attempt
! which is being mads by sonne of my
Eenemies t< nave it appear thai Klbler
hi i/.< ,i tlo- beer because It was the
shriin-rs' is g wiifoi, malicious and
cowardly attempt to injure no* and i
unworthy of a man who hSS taken
what I am InfoffnOd Is Ihe oath thit
Masons and Bhrlnei take. However,
knowing thai there are liars In all so?
eletles. I gtVC th:a account In order
thai the public may judge for its..if.
"The Elks of Columbia, that same
day, rset1 ed siiteen cases of whi kc
marked to thg I IIW' . i 'olumbla. C
"it has bees said lhal I lit ase did
not take lbs I.lbs liquor, No, he did
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Former Employee ol Columbia
I Banking Institution Arrested In
Ohio After Absence of Several
Week* from Business Duties ??
Ciiarged with Responsibility for
Alleged Shortage Probably Exceed?
ing $7,000.
Columbia, November 30.?Henry A.
Simons, a former employee of the
Rich-land Savings Bank and Trust
Company, was tonight placed in the
Richland County Jail under a charge
of breach of trust with fraudulent in?
tent. Three weeks ago Simons left
Columbia to go to Jacksonville, Fla.,
where he had some business inter
ests, and when he did not return with?
in a few days the officials of the bank, '
as a matter of business precaution, en?
gaged H. E. Oooding, a public ac- ,
countant., to check over the books of
the bank. j
Some irregularities were found,
1 among them being, it is alleged, the
certifying by Simons of his personal
check for $501, when he had no funds
on deposit to his credit It was on
this charge that a warrant was sworn
out before Magistrate James H.
Fowles. *
Simons was arrested in Hamilton,
O., by Inspector of Police Dearmand,
of that place. Simons waived extradi?
tion and consented to come to Colum?
bia, where he arrived this afternoon in
charge >t Dearmand. He states that
after remaining in Jacksonville a few
days he went direct to Cincinnati,
where he obtained work as a salesman
for a truss. It was while exhibiting
this appliance in Hamilton, about five
miles from Cincinnati, that ho was
recognized and arrested. So far as
known, Simons has not secured coun
sei, and no date for the preliminary
examination has been net
Mr. Harry Cantey, treasurer of the
Richland Savings Bank and Trust
Company was seen tonight and asked
for a statement in regard to the mat?
ter. JT? ssld <hat so #r asvtitt* *e
countant has been able to And the al?
leged shortage of Simons is apparent?
ly about $7,000. He is bonded in the
Massachusetts Bonding and Insurance
Company, of Boston. Thin bond, to?
gether with some securities that the
bank has been able to get possession
of. will cover a large part of the al?
leged shortage, so that the loss to the
bank, if any, will probably be small/
"The integrity of the bank is not
aff ted and business is being con?
ducted as usual," said Mr. Cantey.
Simons came to Columbia several
years ago from New York and has
been connected with the bank since
its organization. The Richland Sav?
ings Bank and Trust Company Is one
of Columbia's youngest banking insti?
tutions, and a prosperous one. The
capital stock of the bank paid is I
$75,000 and it owns the banking
house now occupied fcy the Palmetto
National Bank and by itself. Mr.
Hunter A. Oibbes is president of the
institution; Mr. H. W. Fair, vice pres?
ident, and Mr. Harry Cantey, treasur?
The first train over the N. & S. C.
R. R. was operated f*om Hamlet, N.
C. to Georgetown, g. Monday. This
new road is a branch of the Seaboard
and connects at Allison's Ferry with
the Georgetown and Western R. R.
not; and, he did not, because if the
Bhriners were entitled to ship this
beer in the name of K. B. Ore'ham
'for personal use,' and they were al?
lowed, under the opinion of the As
slstant Attorney General, to have that
beer for a banquet for their fellow
Bhriners, then the same law applies
to the Elks, and they had a perfect
right to order beer or whiskey to give
a smoker or banquet to their broth
er Klks, who were also Bhriners visit?
ing the city or to any others invited.
"in my opinion, th* Assistant At?
torney Genera] Is mistaken ?. the law.
However, the Attorney General Is tho
chief law office r of tin State and when
I submit a proposition to him, (which
! have done but seldom since i have
been in this office,) ot course, I abide
by it until Some bisher authority ib
clues otherwise.
"I did not attend either the Kik.s' or
Shrlners' celebration. While J am an
Elk, l w '-; otherwise engaged during
tii? day and am sorry that, ho much
publli Ity 1 is 1 ? ? n gh < n to the fact
that tii' ? two Orders had such quan?
tities of whlskej and beer ordered for
their celebrations, but the publicity
0*1,1 :,. ; colli? from it y office, but from
th. blatant mouths thai falsify lic?
it cord in ordt r to try to Injure me po?
liticuiiy. ?vi, L Dlease."
Chairman of Foreign Affairs Declarer
Czar's Government Will Have to
Honor American Papers.
Washington, Dec. 1.?Congressman
Suizer, chairman of the foreign affairs
committee of the house and governor
elect of New York, in a statement here
today said that a new treaty with Rus?
sia is now being negotiated and th?
United States will take no "steps back? |
ward" on the question of discrimina?
tion against American passports.
Mr. Suizer secured the passage by \
the house, a year ago, of the resolu ? j
tion demanding the abrogation of tho
Russian treaty of 1832 because of dls
crimination by that nation against.
Americans of Jewish descent. The
treaty expires January 1.
"A new treaty is being negotiated,"
said Mr. Suizer. "The matter is pro?
gressing favorably. I can not say
move at present, save to assert tha.
the government of the United States
will take no s>:ep backward on the
passport question and that no treaty
Will meet with the approval of con?
gress unless all passports are recog?
nized, regardless of race or religion;
and that the doctrine of expatriation
is' recognized by the contracting ,
New Orleans Times-Democrat Esti?
mates This Year's Production at
19,975,000 Bales.
New Orleans, Dec. 11?This sea?
son's cotton crop will total 13,976,00 )
bales acording to estimates complied
by the New Orleans Times-Demo?
crat from" a canvass of reports from
co-respondents 4n every cotton grow?
ing State.
This estimate does not include
Unter? and. j ?r-.cks. The correspon
denta generally report that the farm?
ers have been free sellers at current
fltyss/x ^Iww'trrop. it if stated^ has
been picked and ginned with unusual
The Times-Democrat figures . o;i
production by States as follows:
Alabama. 1,250,000; Arkansas 850,
000; Georgia and Florida 1,900,000;
Louisiana 450,000; Mississippi 1,100,
000; Oklahoma 1,100,000; North Car?
olina 950,000; Tennessee 175,000;
South Carolina 1,250.000; Texas 5.
750,000; all other States 100,000. To?
tal 13,976,000.
Policeman's Suspected Assailant
Shot During Process of Arrest.
Bishopvllle, Dec. 1.?Simpson Skin?
ner, white, shot and kille?! Wade Tay?
lor, colored at Johnson's negro res?
taurant, or. Main street, here last
night at about 10 o'clock Taylor was
from Wades,'>oro, N. C, and came here
some time ago and was working on
tho new S. O. W. Railroad.
There was qui?e a large crowd In
town at the time o" the killing, at?
tending the shows of a carnival com
It seems, from the facts gathered at
the coroner's Inquest today, that a
negro had done some robbing at Dar?
lington, Marion and other places, and
the police foroe had notice to look
out for a negro who answered a\ cer?
tain description.
I^ast night Police Layern Hearon
attempted to arrest a negro on Main
stfret and several shots was tired by
the negro tit Mr. Hearon, who, in turn,
fired several shots at the negro. Some
time afterwards, Policeman T. W.
Prlvett, Farley Woodham and H. W.
Carnes pressed In Simpson Skinner
and went to Johnson's restaurant to
arrest a negro who had answered the
description ??f the one who shot at Po?
lice Hearon. and the negro, when told
to consider himself under arrest, it Is
Bald, attempted to run bis hand in his
pocket, und was shot by Simpson Skin?
Rlciiland Sheriff Returns From Ten?
nessee Without Prisoner,
Columbia, Nov. "?>.?Sheriff Cole
man returned hero from Knoxvllle,
Tenn.i this afternoon without C. J.
Hebert, he having boon Informed on
reaching Knoxvllle last nicht thai the
supreme court of Tennessee bad
granted ;? stay of thlrtj days In the
Hebert case, This means further
fighting iti tho courts.
Hebert is wanted to nnswei to th<
charge ..r falsely obtaining $98,000
from the Seminole Set urltles com
?v tny,
?Signature of Protocol Deferred to Give
Them Opportunity to Put Their
Names to Agreement.
Constantinople, Dec. L?(Midnight)
The signing of the protocol of the
armistice in the Turkish-Balkan war '
has been postponed until Tuesday .
in order to give an opportunity to the
representatives of the allies to sign.
The Greek delegate required 48
hours in which to receive the neces?
sary authority from his government.
It is slid the duration of the armis?
tice has been fixed at eight days, but
it will be prolonged another seven
days if necessary.
Terms of the armistice will not be j
known until after the signatures are I
affixed. Nevertheless, it is understood i
that they have been consideredly re- .
duced as compared with the origin "
demands of the Balkan league. ?
They will provide for the A
tenance of the ! position which the
bellingerents at present occupy and
for revictualing the beleaguered j
It is believed -that the latter point I
is responsible for- the hesitation on
the part of the Hellenic delegate, be?
cause it implies raising the blockade
with regard to foodstuffs. The mat?
ter, therefore, has been referred %o
Athens for discussion.
The meeting of the delegates in the
peace negotiations has taken place
near the bridge spanning the river
I Karasu, between Tchatdlja and HaoV j
Not Held to Decide Lee-Sum? or An?
nexation Case.
Columbia, Nov. 30.?The Supreme
Court today called off the en haric ses?
sion, which had been called to sit on
the questions arising out of the eitert
which Is being made to annex a po?
tton. of f^ee Oonntv 1* Sumter-County.
In the following order:
Jno. C. Rhame, et al, petitioner,
against D. F. Du Rant et al, commis?
sioners, respondents.
Heretofore an order was filed call?
ing the Circuit Judges to the assist?
ance of the Supreme Court ,on the
ground that the justices of the Su?
preme Court were divided in opinion
on a constitutional question. Sire5
that time the justices of the Supreme
Court have reached the same conclu?
sion as to the form of the judgment
that should be rendered.
The order calling the Circuit Judges
to the assistance of the Supreme
Court is therefore revoked.
Eugene B. Gary, Chief Justice.
Refuses to Make Staiement About
Mysterious Trip to Australia.
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 30.?Moise De
Leon, the Atlanta contractor, who dis?
appeared in August from Chicago, and
for whom a vigorous search was in?
stituted until word was received from
him at Sydney, Australia, has return?
ed to this city
Mr Leon has refused to make a
Statement. His wife declares that her
husband knows nothing in regard to
j the period intervening between the
time he disappeared from Chicago
'and came to himself in Australia! His
theory is that he was struc k on the
head and robbed in the Illinois city.
Mrs. DeLe ?n today said that her
husband WOUld have a surgical opera?
tion performed on his head in an ef?
fort to solve tin- mystery.
Big Social Event of Season will Take
Place Wednesday Night.
The Cotillon Club will give its firm
dance for the season 1912-13 on next
Wednesdaj evening In tin- Armory
Hall, when a large number of sum?
ter people and many visitors will meet
together for one of the tug social
events of the early Winter,
Tlie Cotillon Club was formed last
year and gave two very successful
dances, This year it will give three
dances during the season, sll of which
will no doubt be very enjoyable
functions. Quite a number of out
of-town guests are expected and all
members of ttu club are expecting
very pleasant evening Wednesday,
Real Estate Transfer.
0, W. Park, r, Jr., to Thos, \N
Trustee, 800 acre w ai *; II
I fross Rondi 131 A.
t'onstltutlonalit? or Anti-boll Weevil
Statute Questioned in Case Against
Peteer Mills.
Meridian. Miss., Nov. 29.?Holding;
that the South Carolina statute which
forbids the shipment of cotton Into
that State from a State infected by
the boll weevil to be unconstitutional
and violative of the interstate com?
merce laws, Chancellor Whitman to?
day awarded Newburger & Levy, cot?
ton dealers r" this city, S7.6t4.95
damages tr ? of the refusal^ the
Pelzer Y //cturing company of
Pelzer, ^? "/to accept a shipment of
contr ? /Stton. The case Will be
fotr through the courts as a test
O ^r* /constitutionality of trm South
. ^ /fina law.
> / r
/ Might Be ExcepUons.
An officer In the-State department
of agriculture stated last -night that
there was a law forbidding the bring?
ing into th.e State oogjbsn and cotton
products infected by the boll weevil, .
but said further that he did not kh'ew *
the details of the law. Hp t.h >ught '
that there might be some exceptions
to the statute covering^the e_^?e men?
tioned in the dispatch frcui Merid?
ian The law Is handled, said the of?
ficer, by State Entomologist Ccnfadl
of Clemson CoVfege.
645 Pound Bear Killed A/ter
Pigs are Ltos*.
Charleston Post. ?
A tremendous black *?ear, probably
the largest ever Killed in these parrs,.*'"
certainly within the memory o^tbV
present generation, wa^.MlleoY aoottt
10 days ago by a party '.of ^J^nterw
in Hell Hole Swamp, in * Berkeley
county. ^ * .
The bear weighed 645 pounds,
which is rjbout thr?times the weurht
of a fair-sized black bear of thil
A number of pigs had been tr ven
from the farms about Hell dtole
swamp and the losses were attributed
to a bear, whose tracks were seen
around the country. A party of
hunters was organized to get the
bear, and their dogs sooi struck the
trail and traced the animal to the
swamp. The hunters tame upon the
bear, and, tho Jgh they judged from
tracks that he was a pretty big fellow
they were astonished and startled at
his size when they saw him. The
bear put up no fight, but endeavored
to got away into the woods. The
hunters were armed with pump guns
and they filled the great beast with
buckshot and brought off his huge
carcass. It tipped the scale at 64 5
Mr. Rrinsen, of that section, who
was in the city today, stated that he
was going to bring the hide and paws
of the bear to Charleston to put them
on exhibition. It has been suggested
that they might be given to the Char?
leston Museum for mounting.
The black bear is not uncommon in
this part of the country, though it Is
becoming more rare as the lands are
cleared, and is found only in the re?
mote parts of the country, chiefly in
the swamps. It does not. as a rule,
attain a groat size, and a bear of two
or three hundred pounds W? ight is
considered a pretty large specimen.
The black bear Is B rather timorous
beast and does not. as a rule, attack
man, but it can put up a pretty good
tight it' hard pressed.
Clssng;fl in N. C, W. Schedule.
During the past Week I change has
been made in the South Carolina
Western schedule. The trains now
leave Bumtsr at 1.00 a. m. and 3.oo p.
m., instead of at 7.40 a. m. and 2.30
p m. as formerly On return the
trains ate due to arrive at LS.4I p. m.
and 7.18 p. m.
Tin- trains are now operating en
regular schedules an i are doing a
good passenger bu inesa
shoe factory in Operation.
Tho Witherspoon Bros Shot Fac?
tors has commenced operations in
its new quarters on Dugan street.
The greater part of Last week was
used in Installing new machinery and
i?? moving the old machinery from the
Bultmun Bros Shoe -tote building
aiol scttini li up ;i the nea building
so that u or|| OOUld l UttlUM nee by the
firm ? Decentb< r vt pn sent the
fat lory Is well i ?eat? d and doing good
a ork.

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