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Roosevelt and F irbank
TREIENDO1S CROWD PRESENT
The Grandest Pageant Ever Iitnessed
on American Soil-Great crowds
Present-The Inaugural Speec es.
Washington, D. C., Special. Theo
dore Roosevelt was transform from
president by chance into Pre dent by
choice: from President thro h an as
sassin's bullet into Presid? t through
the ballots of the people.
Under the shadow of t e gray-doom
ed capitol. gazing into e placid mar
ble features of Greencyugh's statue of
the first President, the twenty-sixth
President of the United States swore
faithfully to execute the laws and to
preserve, protect and defend the con
Once before he had taken this sol
emn obligation; then, at the death-bed
of his martyred predecessor, surround
ed by a small company of tear-dimmed
friends and counsellors; Saturday, in
the presence of a cheering host of fifty
thousand people. Then he had ridden
many lonely miles over storm-swept
mountain roads to reach the tragic
scene of his elevation; now he was
escorted along the nation's grandest
avenue from the White House to the
home of Congress between two densely
packed lines of his countrymen gath
ered from every quarter to cheer him
and wish him godspeed in the coming
four years. Then he had said, with
chocking voice: "It shall be my aim
to continue absolutely unbroken the
policies of President McKinley for the
peace, prosperity and honor of our be
loved country." Sateurday he left it
for his fellow-citizens, who had hon
ored him with a greater majority than
ever before given, to judge whether or
.no he had redeemed that pledge.
The colonel of the Rough Riders has
written of his crowded hour in Cuba.
Now he showed his former comrades
a crowded hour in Washington. They
were waiting for him when he emerged
from the White House-30 picked men
under Governor Brodie. With the
crack squadron'A of the First Cavalry,
United States Army, they formed his
escort to the capitol. As they swung
around the Treasury building into
Pennsylvania avenue a division of the
G. A. R., with General 0. 0. Howard
and staff in the lead, which had been
standing at salute, wheeled into the
column, while the cavalrymen check
ed their pace to accomodate the slow
er foot-steps of the aged veterans. A
mighty wave of cheers swept along
the avenue as the President's carriage
came in sight. Throughout the whole
route the President, with hat in hand.
kept bowing in acknowledgment of the
greetings. On his arrival at the capi
tol he was conducted to the President's
room, in the rear of the Senate cham
ber, where he began at once the sign
ing of belated bills. At noon he en
tered the abode of the Senate to wit
ness the installation of Senator Fair
banks as Vice President. This cere
mcny concluded, he proceeded to the
standl on the east front of the capitol
to receive the,oath from Chief -Justice
Fuller and to deliver his inaugural ad
dress. Immediately upon its conclu
sion the President was escorted back
to the White House, where, after
lunching with the officials of the inau
gural committee, he took his position
on the stand in front to review the
fomal inaugural parade.
Gens. Kuropatkin and Mistcheneko at
London, By Cable.--The Daily Tele
graph's correspondent at Tokio states
that the Japanese Colonel Himada
was killed at the capture of Seikajo,
and that General Klober, commander
of the second Manchurian army, was
wounded and sent to the hospital at
Mukden. The correspondent says that
.General Mistchenko has had a disa
greement with General Kuropatkin,
and is returning to Russia.
Greeni and Gaynor Locked Up.
Monreral, Speciai.-Chief Detective
Carpenter. having in custody Gaynor
and Greene, arrived here Saturday
night. No attempt was made to deC
tain the prisoners in Quebec. Mr.
Carpenter at once took Gaynor e.nd
G3reene to .Judge L.aFontaine's resi
d:ence.. Ju dg'' LaFontaine remannid
Gaynor and Greene in the custody'o
Chief Carnenter until Monday miorni
-ng. and they were loeked upn in the
detective's he ,douarters. The prison
e'rs apparenttly were deepliy affected by
:s Inducted Into Office
The inaugural cost about $G5,000,
wihch it is believed has been fully re
paid in the sale of grand stand seats
and ball tickets. The guaranty fund
subscribed by Washington merchants
and business men will thus be return
ed. Everything but the actual cere
moies were in charge of the inaugural
committee, composed of Washington
residents, and headed by Brigadier
General John M. Wilson, U. S. A., re
tired, appointed for that purpose by
Chairman Cortelyou, of the Republican
The broad plaza whose level surface
stretches east from the national capi
tol can accommodate an army. For
hours Saturday morning Washington
poured its 'own population and a vast
increment of visitors into 'the front
yard of the seat of government. From
i the porticos and windows of the capi
tol building a good idea of the scope
of the multitude could be gathered.
Eight acres of humanity spread fan
shaped from the focus made by a little
covered shelter, open at the sides,
where the President was to stand. Over
toward the imposing facade of the Con
gressional Library it extended, liter
ally a "sea of faces." There may have
been only 50,000; probably there were
nearer 100.000 in sight of the President
when he took the oath. -
Stands on the central portico, ex
tending to the tribune wherein the cer
emony occurred, covered an acre. From
the central entrance of the capitol to
the geats of honor surrounding the
pagoda-like tribune was laid a carpet
of crimson plush. Long before the cere
monies in the Senate, where Vice Pres
ident Fairbanks was taking his oath
of :. was concluded, most of the
reserved seats had been filled by ticket
All in all it was the grandest page
ant ever witnessed on American soil.
The ceremonies were simple but solemn
and impressive. The order was Ex
cellent, the weather was fine and the
. , 1
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exraisehs hand, dptched oathtoupa
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Uthed Stakofte wspreentour step
amd frdee silin Whe tile hAd been
coludoed, ther crws paTicllen Presien
maistdahisohn, and the Prsiet beganp
pot'his inauwsa address.nsituton as the
finised spaking was re-entere tke
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coce,there asga was ashedll to the
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The expiration of the old Congress
and the beginning of the new was wit
nessed at noon. Senator Fairbanks
took the oath as Vice President and
made his address as follows:
VICE PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS. t
Senators: I enter upon the. discharge
of the duties of the position to which
I have been called by my countrymen
with grateful appreciation of the high
honor and with a deep sense of its
responsibilities. I have enjoyed the
privilege of serving with you here for
eight years. During that period we have
been engaged in the consideration of i
many domestic questions of vast im
portance and with foreign problems of
unusual and farreaching significance.
We submit what we have done to the !
impartial judgment of history.
I can never forget the pleasant reia
tions which have been formed during
my service upon the floor of the Sen
ate. I shall cherish them always
among the most delightful memories
of my life. They' warrant the belief
that I shall have in the discharge of
the functions which devolv.e upon me
under the constitution the generous
assistance and kindly; forbearance of
both sides of the chamber.
We witness the majestic spectacle of
a peaceful and orderly beginning of
an administration of national affairs
under the laws of a free and self-gov
erning people. We pray that divine
favor may attend it and that peace and
progress, justice and honor may abide
with our country and our countrymen.
Wealthy Former Coat O.perator Dead.
Pittsburg. Special.-William Dun
shee, a former well known coal oper
ator, and one of the wealthiest resi
dents of McKeesport, died this even
ing at the family residence in that]
pace, aged S5 years. Death was due.
to pneumonia. During the civil war]
Mr. Dunshee operated two large1
steamb)oats on the Mississippi river
and wa,s active in the government ser
Son Accused by Fathcr.
New York, Special.-Charles, Upton.
the young son of Dr. William H. Up
ton, who was drugged and whose safe
wa rifled of .$400 on February 5th,]
\'as brought back: to this city from
New Orleanis and was lockedl up in I
poice' 'lemio.uart ers. The charge
his a-eiing the! comainama. The
ioy. when arrseni' in Newv Orlean.s.
wai~ve ex ra:iion ar.d rel urned to
New Yr w illingly wiKth the dletec
THE INAUGURAL SPEECH
President Roosevelt's Remarks Were
Brief, Tinely and Appropriate.
The inaugural address is as follows:
No people on earth have more cause
to be thankful than ours, and this is
said reverently, in no spirit of boast
fulness in our own strength, but with
gratitude to the Giver of Good who has
blessed us with the conditions which
have enabled us to achieve so large a
neasure of well-being and of happiness.
ro us as a people it has been granted to
lay the foundations of our national life
in a new continent. We are the heirs of
the ages, and yet we have had to pay
rew of the penalties which in old coun
tries are exacted by the dead hand of a
bygone civilization. We have not been
:bliged to fight for our existence
against any alien race; and yet our life
has called for the vigor and effort with
>ut which the manlier and hardier vir
tues wither away. Under such condi
tions it would be our own fault if we
railed; and the success which we have
had in the past, the success which we
onfidently believe the future will
bring, should cause in us no feeling of
rain-glory, but rather a deep and bid
ing realization of all which life has
)ffered us; a full acknowledgement of
:he responsibility which is ours; and a
gxed determination to show that under
t free government a mighty people can
:hrive best, alike as regards the things
>f the body and the things of the soul.
MUST B7 FRIENDLY.
Much has been given to us. and much
ill rightfully be expected from us. We
iave duties to others and duties to our
;elves; and we can shirk neither. We
iave become a great nation, forced by
he fact of its greatness into relations
,'ith the other nations of the earth; 1
tnd we must behave as beseems a peo- 1
>le with such responsibilities. Toward
il other nations, large and small, our
Lttitude must be one of cordial and sin
yere friendship. We must show not only
n our words, but in our deeds that we
tre earnestly desirous of securing their
cod will by acting toward them in a
;pirit of just and generous recognition
)f all their rights. But justice and gen- l
rosity' in a nation, as in an Individual, 1
ount most when shown not by the
eak, but by the strong. When ever
areful to refrain from wrongdoing
)thers, we must be no less insistent
hat we are not wronged ourselves. We
vish peace; but we wish the peace of
ustice, the peace of righteousness. We
vish it because we think it Is right and
iot because we are afraid. No weak na- 1
ion that acts manfully and justly
hould ever have cause to fear us, and t
io strong power should ever be able
o single us out as a subject for inso
OUR RELATIONS AMONG OUR
Our relations with the other powers
f the world are important; but still
nore important are our relations 3
tmong ourselves. Such growth in r
vealthh, in population and in power
is this nation has seen during the cen- 2
ury and a quarter of its national life
s inevitably accompanied by a like t
;rowth in the problems which are ever N
efore every nation that rises to great
ess. Power invariably means both re
ponsibility and danger. Our forefath
*rs faced certain perils which we have I
utgrown. We now face other perils 1:i
he very existence of which it was in- E
ossible that they should foresee.
dodern life is both complex and in
ense, and the tremendous changes 1i
vrought by the extraordinary indus- n
rial development of the last half cen
ury are felt in every fiber of our social
.nd political being. Never before have
non tried so vast and formidable an -
xperiment as that of administering 1.
he affairs of a continent under the
orms of a democratic republic. The
onditions which have told for our g
narvelous material well-being, which t
tave developed to a very high degree a
ur energy, self-reliance and individuale
nitiative, have also brought the care *
.nd anxiety inseparable from the ac- t
umulation of great wealth in indus- I
rial centers. Upon the success of our c
xperiment much depends, not only as
egards our own welfare, but as re
ards the welfare of mankind. If we ~
al, the cause of free self-government i
broughout the world will rock to its
oundations; and, therefore, our re
ponsibility is heavy, to ourselves, to
he world as it is today, and to the
enerations yet unborn. There is no
;ood reason why we should fear the fu-e
ure, but there is every reason why we a
hould face it seriously, neither hiding r
rom ourselves the gravity of the prob
ems before us nor fearing to approach
hese problems with the unbending, u n
linching purpose to solve them aright.
Yet, after all, though the problems
.re new, though the tasks set before
s differ from the tasks set before our
athers who founded and preserved this
epublic, the spirit in which these tasks
apst be undertaken and these problems
aced if our duty is to be well done, re
ains essentially unchanged. We know
hat self-government is difficult. We
:now that no people need such high(
raits of character as that people which
eks to govern its affairs aright
hrough the freely expressed will of the
remen who compose it. But we have
aith that we shall not prove false to
he memories of the men of the mighty
tast. They did their work, they left us
he splendid heritage we now enjoy.
Ve, in our t'urn, have an assured con- I
idence that we shall be able to leave
his heritage unwasted and enlarged to
nr children and our children's ch il
Iren. To do so we must show, not
nerely in great crises. but in the every
lay affairs of life, the qualities of pra
ical intelligence, of courage, of hard
hod and endurance, and, above all,
he power of devotion to a lofty ideal,
rhich made gr'eat the men who founded
his republic in the days of Washing
on, which made great the men who
ireserved this republic in the days of
News by Wire and Cable.
Mr. Robert L. Campbell was stricke~n
vith smallpox in the Westmoreland
Four persons were injured in the
vreck of a limited passenger traiai at
lock fish, Va.
A movement is on foot to have all
angings in Virginia take place in the 1
Two Richmond negroes. who are
tondemned to be hanged, were bap
ized in a bath tub in the jail.
Ch=.ref~. Special.-Tife body of the
voman found dead last Friday in Lake
~lichigan, at the foot of Fifty'-ninth
;treet, was i'ienti5ed as that of Mrs.
va Bemont, whose home is said to
a been i Milwaukee. The clew. to
e woman's identity w.as furnished by
rohn McCarthy, of Chicago. who as
erted that he had known Mrs. Behl
non for some time, and positively
(dntifid the body as that of the Miu
aukee woman. Mysry still suir
-ound the dcath of the woman, but
be polce are of the opinlion that they
LIFE SKETCH OF PRESIDENT
Sketch of the Life of the Man Inaug
The Congressional Directory.
Theodore Roosevelt, President, w:
born in New York city on October 2
1858; entered Harvard College in 18
and graduated in 1880; took up ti
study of law, but in 1881 was elect(
:o the New York Legislature, and w,
.wice re-elected; in his second ter
in the Legislature was the candida
)f his party for speaker, the majoril
>f assembly, however, being Dem
2ratic; during his third term servE
3s chairman of the committee on
:ies and of the special committ(
which investigated the abuses in ti
;overnment of New York city; was
lelegate to the State' convention
1884 to choose delegates to the Repu
ican national convention, and was s
ected as one of the four delegates
arge from New York to the .nation;
onvention; later in the same year 1
went to North Dakota and spent mo:
>f his time there for several years c
t ranch, engaged in raising cattl(
n 1886 was tlze Republican nomin(
'or mayor of New York city; was a
>ointed a member of the United Stat(
ivil service commission in May, 188
>y President Harrison; resigned th
>osition in 1895 in order to accept tr
)residency of the police commission <
ew York city, under Mayor Strong
n April, 1897, was appointed by Pres
lent McKinley as Assistant Secretai
>f the Navy. Upon the outbreak c
he war with Spain in 1898, resignE
his post and became lieutenant cc
>nel of the First United States Volu
.eer Cavalry, was promoted to th
olonelcy of the regiment; was in th
ights at Las Guasimas and San Juan
was mustered out with his regimei
tt Montauk, Long,Island, in Septen
>er, 1898; was nominated shortly a
erwards as the Republican candidat
or Governor of New York, and elec
d in November, 1898; was unan
nously nominated for Vice-Presider
>f the United States by the Republica
Lational convention of 1900, and elec
d; succeeded to the Presidency upo
he death of President McKinley, Se]
ember 14, 1901.
'he Congressional Directory.
Charles Warren Fairbanks, of It
ianapolis, was born on a farm nea
nionville Center, Union county, Ohic
lay 11, 1852; was educated in the comi
on schools of the neighborhood an
t the Ohio Wesley University, Deln
-are, Ohio, graduating from that insti
ution in 1872 in the classical course
'as admitted to the bar by the Suprem
ourt of Ohio in 1874; removed to In
ianapolis in the same year, where h
as since practiced his profession
ever held public office prior to hi
lection to the Senate; was elected
rustee of the Ohio Wesley Utniversit
1 1885; was unanimpusly chosen as th
ominee of the Republican caucus fc
nited States Senator in the Indian
,egislature in January, 1893, and sut
equently received his entire party vot
i the Legislature, but was defeated b;
avid Turpie, Democrat; was a dele
ate at large to the Republican na
onal convention at St. Louis in 189(
nd was temporary chairman of th
:mvention; was a delegate-at-large ti
-ie Republican national convention a
'hiladelphia in 1900, and as chairma:
f the committee on resolutions re
orted the platform; was appointed;
iember of the United States and Brit
ih joint high commission which me
1 Quebec in 1898, for the adjustmen
f Canadian questions, and was chair
ian of the United States high comn
iissioners; was elected to the Unitel
tates Senate January 20, 1897, to suc
aed Daniel W. Voorhees, Democrat
nd took his seat March 4, 1897; wva
-elected in 1903.
Emma Eames has become a vegeta
Pr'esident Roosevelt is five feet eigh
nd threc-quarter inches tail.
John D. Rockefeller 'has develope(
nI('I ntuia1ism for attomlobilinlg.
The Czar's regular Christmas presen
>ihe Kaiser is caviare in porceiali
Gov~ernor Folk, of af aso'iri. has foil
rothers. all of whom have attained t<
lre or less iroIn iUce.
Thei Itatlian MIieister of Public Ini
ruio n made( lse of (i7.9f00 visitin;
ar1s C.ur;tg Is twVo muonths in <,itice.
Amirew c :1r'neii has offered th'
niversiiy of Virginia :a gift of $30i}
00 IfOn condi i that the uni~verSIt:
ill raise an e(UU:l mount.
!R. I. K'na pp. t he inventor of thw' side
1: plow. died at IIalf Afoon. (al., rc
enly. Hie wva- a na tiv-e of Newx York~
The' Ge rn Empl:cr has~ given ti
I arvard !iver'ity the Germnan exi
iit fromt the St:. L,ouis Exposition'
chich relre-enits the stelal ethies o
G;eorge II. Sisco. a Sendy Hook pilot
etired by the commissionlers on1 ac
aunt of old agze. decXlaIred that at se';
nty-nine he is a better man than Ii
cas at foriy.
3mue. Mfeliha's maid2fn name was Nel
te MIitchell. 1Her father, David MIitch:
1. now seventy-six years of age,i
ated as one of the wealthiest men I1
lbe Australian Commionwealth.
M1rs. Isabella P.eecher Hooker. thi
nly surviving child of Dr. Lymna
~eeeher, a sister of Henry War<
teche'r Stowe. recently celebrated lie
ighty-third birthday in IIartford.Conr
M1anuel Enriq.uez. one of the oldes
ioneers of Cali fornia and the last sm
-ivor of G;eneral Fremon)tt's battaiio:
n the 3Mexican War. has recently (lie<
.t Los Angeles. iIe was boru in Pert
Belmont is a Sportsman.
August Belmont has always been a
'nthusir.st about all kinds of spor
lie low ownls a stable of racehors<
andl a kennel of dogs, keeps sever;
huters and ov:ns and races a yae
r:ring the esonl. He used to :
CANNOT ABOLISH DISPENSARY
Board Has No Power to Close a Place
After it Has Begun Operations.
The Columbia correspondent of the
charlotte Observer writes his paper
to Just before the meetingofteeg
slature, when there was an apparent
s ly strong sentiment throughout the
state in favor of radical changes in
he dispensary law, and when it was
hought likely the Legislature would
d make important changes and grant
2oncessions in these changes to the
e prohibitionists and anti-dispensary
Deople, the State board of directors,
a >y a vote of two to one, decided to
grant prohibition to the little town of
n Elleree, in Orangeburg. which had by
b- petition been urging the board to re
nove its dispensary since last sum
mer, and passed a resolution closing
Lt the dispensary there the first of Jan
i uary. Chairman Hub Evans. who
e voted against allowing the community
;t prohibition, had the matter taken up
to the Supreme Court on the petition
of Dispenser Weeks, against whom
there was complaint as to the manner
e in which he had been conducting the
p Elleree dispensary. The people of El
leree frankly acknowledged that there
was no fault to find with Dispenser
Weeks; the, nerel: wanted prohibi
is tion. which their count:' board had re
te fused to grant. The Legislature had
come and gone without making any
change in the dispensary law, and the
Supreme Court permanently enjoined
i- the State board from carrying into ef
y feet its resolution closing the Elleree
A dispensary on the ground that both
the spirit and the substance of the
d dispensary law forbids the State board
1- closing any dispensary onte opened,
- and thus full:- sustains Chairman Ev
e ans, who contended that the State
board had no 4urisdiction in such a
e matter and that dispensaries may be
closed only under the Brice act, which
t requires the entire county to act in an
election, the counties voting out its
dispensaries levying half a mill to en
force prohibition and forfeiting its
e share in the dispensary school fund,
t- which act the Legislature iust ad
a journed- resolutely refused to amend.
A movement has started in Oconee
it to vote out the dispensaries. and it
n is not unlikely that this county will fol
t- low the example of Cherokee. which
n voted out its dispensaries under the
Brice act. The church people are be
hind the movement in Oconee and
they are moving with energy and
great enthusiasm and zeal.
Carolinians Much Gratified.
_ The people of South Carolina are
very much elated to know that cne of
the great battleships now being built
>, will be given the name of the proud
- State which for years led in the coun
d cils of the nation and may yet be one
of the influential States of the union
as she is rapidly becoming even now.
- "I thank you for your telegram. It
was a great pleasure to be able to name
e one of the battleships 'South Carolina.'
Later in the day the governor re
e ceived notice from Washinghton that
;the other battleship to be built would
sbe named "The Michigan." He then
sent the following telegram to Gov.
aWarner of that State:
V "Accept my congratulations on e'The
e Michigan.' Permit me to say that 'The
r Michigan' and 'The South Carolina'
are In fine company for a glorious
- Congressman J. E. Ellerbe, expressed
e his personal gratification at the action
of President Roosevelt and he ventured
the prediction that at the end of his
-career President Roosevelt will be more
- popular in the south than any other
president has been in 40 years.
Gov. Heyward received the follow
ing telegram from Gov. Fred M. War
ner of Lansing, Mich.: "Thanks for
t congratulations. The South Carolina
a and Michigan will honor the navy and
. our country."
Poll Tax Delinquents.
tThe supply bill for 1905 contains
the following provision as to paying
- "Any person who shall fail to pay
- such poll tax shall be deemed guilty
I of a misdemeanor and on conviction
- thereof before a magistrate shall be
punished by a fine of not less than
s$10 or by imprisonment at hard labor
upon the public works of the county
for not more than 20 days; provided,
that the county shall not pay the cost
or fees of any constable or sheriff for
the execution of any wvarrant or other
process issued in' any case by virtue
of the provisions of this section, un
less the defendants in such cases
shall be arrested and convicted. For
services herein rendered by those
magistrates and constables who re
tceive salaries, they shal receive, in
I addition to such salaries as they are
now entitled to have by law, the said
.costs and sfees; provided, that said
costs and fees be collected cut of
and paid by defendants."
Charters and Commissions.
The Secretary of State has commis
sionedl the Kennedy B3uilding Supply
Comp1any of Sumpter with $20.000 cap
ital. Dr. A. J. China, D. D. Moise and
other" are the petitioners.
A chiarter was issued the Whitmire
Manufacturing Company of Newberry
cou'nty. having $10,000 capital and( en
gaged in manufacturing handkerebhirfs.
A commission for the Cobb company
-was filed from this county, but the
place of .business in Tryon, N. C., and
the capital is $3,000.
Mr. Robert H. Harleston has been
commissioned chairman of election
- oard of Charleston county to succeed
- Mr. H. W. Conner. Jr., resigned.
SA charter was issued to the Lake
City Mercantile Company, of Lake City
- Iand Charleston, with a capital of $2.
- 500. WV. A. Ward is president end
Streasurer and Hyman Pearlstine is
1 secretary and vice-president.
A commission was issued the
SGeorgetown Fruit Company, with $3.
1000 capital. C. C. Scurrey and L C.
1 Registrer are among the petitioners.
r A charter was issued the Palace
-Poultry Company, of Charleston, with
t $3,000 capital. J. T. Snelson is presi
- denft andl treasurer and B. H. Rutledge
I s secr'etary.
The following commissions were is
sued by the Secretary of State Sat
urday: The Palm Beach Company, of
n Charleston. a real estate concern, with
t.acapital of $1"0000; the Security.
Loan & Investment Company. of New
I eiry wxith a capital of $10,000; the
G re~gory-Hood Live Stock Company. of
it Lancaster. with a capital stock of $20,
0.1; the Lipseomnb-Arthu:r Comipany. of
N Niety-ix, dry:. goods, capital $10.000.
\ A(ommttoe of the New York Rapid
Transit Co: 'mion: recommended
new subway and other facilities to
SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION
A Splendid Program Has Been Pre
Pared For the Occasion.
The 2Sth annual meeting of the South
Carolina Sunday school convention will
be held in the First Presbyterian
church at Florence March 28th to 30th
inclusive. It is expected that there
will be a large attendance. The la:t
meeting was held in Columbia and did
a great deal of good.
The officers of the association are:
President, F. H. Hyatt. Columbia;
vice president. Rev. W. E. Wilkins,
Columbia; secretary, L. L. Barre,
Greenville; treasurer, ]Rev. W. I. Her
bert, Columbia; superintendent pri
mary department. Mrs. M. A. Carlisle,
Newberry; superintendent home de
partment. T. B. Anderson, Charleston,
statistical secretary, J. Adger Smyth,
The members of the executive com
mittee are: William E. Pelham, chair
man, Newberry; P'rof. E. L. Hughes,
Greenville; Rev. J. W. Shell, Spartan
burg; Dr. E. C. Jones, Newberry; Rev.
T. H. Law, D. D., Spartanburg; Hon.
J. E. Ellerbe, Sellers; Rev. G. A.
Wright, Newberry; T. T., Hyde,
Charleston; S. B. Ezell, Spartanburg;
Dr. George B. Cromer, Newberry; Rei.
H. P. Witsell, Columbia; Rev. W. L.
Seabrook, Newberry; D. H. Greene,
Georgetown; H. E. Ravenel, Esq., Spar
tanburg; Rev. W. B. Duncan, Lau
Following is the programme of the
Tuesday, March 28, 1905.
8 p. m.-Devotional and song service
conducted by Rev. Melton Clark.
8:30 p. m.-Address by the president,
F. H. Hyatt.
9 p. m.-"Sunday School in Japan,"
Rev. James A. B. Scherer, Ph. D.,
9:45 p. m.-Enrollment of members,
Appointment of nominating commit
Wednesday, March 29, 1905.
10 a. m.-Devotional, Rev. John G.
10:15 a. m.-Report of committee. on
10:30 a. m.-Report of the executive
committee, William E. Pelham, chair
10:45 a. m.-"Teaching Through the
Eye," Mrs. Mary Foster Bryner.
11:30.-"The Parent and the Child in
the Sunday School," Rev. C. Q. Burts.
12 m.-Open conference.
12:30 p. m.-Adjournment.
Wednesday, March 29, 1905.
3 p. m.-Devotional, Rev. W. B.
3:15 p. m.-"Pointers," Mrs. Mary
4 p. m.-Report of officers: (a), treas
urer, Rev. W. I. Herbert; (b) superin
tendent primary department, Mrs. M.
A. Carlisle; (c) superintendent home
department, T. B. Anderson; (d) sta
tistical secretary, J. Adger Smyth, Jr.
5 p. m.-Adjournment.
Wednesday, March 29, 1905.
8 p. m.-Devotional, Rev. Walter I.
8:30 p. m.-"A Mcdel Sunday
School," Rev. Win. G. Neville, D. D.,
9:30 p. nn-Adjournmenlt.
Thursday, March 30, 1905.
10 a. m.-Devotional, Rev. W. E. Wil
10:15 a. m.-"The Pastor and the
Child," Rev. W. P. Witsell.
10:45 a. m.-"Reviews," Mrs. Mary
11:30 a. m.-"Our Needs," Rev. W. I.
12 m.-Open conference and ques
12:30 p. mn.-Adjournment.
Thursday, March ~30, 1905.
3 p. m.-Devotional, Rev. T. H. Law,
3:15 p.. m.-"Glimpses from the
Field," Mrs. Mary Foster Bryner.
4 p. m.-"International Sunday
School Work in South Carolina and its
Importance," Rev. J. W. Shell.
4:30 p. m.-Electionl and appointment
of delegates to the 11th international
convention, Toronto, June 23-27.
5 p. m.-Adjournmnent.
Thursday, March 30, 1905.
8 p. m.-Devotional, Rev. J. P. Knox.
8:30 p. m.-"Christ and Childhood,"
Rev. 0. Y. Bonner, D. D.
It is thought that Alice Fuller, the
white woman who was burned so badly
last week; will die. The woman was
discovered about five miles from Co
lumbia, in a strip of woods enveloped
in flames and as quickly as possible a
farmer who happened to be passing
rendered assistance. She was taken to
the alms hou-se and given medical at
tention, but little hope is given for her
Mr. Robert G. Strothers, a conductor
on the Southern Railway, met with a
tragic death in Columbia in the Bland
ing street freight yards. Mr. Strothers
was conductor on an extra freight. just
coupling up to leave, when the acci
dent occurred. and the affair happenet
Iso quickly that there was no possible
chance of giving him assistance. and
it is now believed that he was instantly
J. T. Smith, Jr., a prominent young
man of Williston and very popular,
was foully murdered from ambush
Friday night while riding horseback
through a small section of wood near
his home. His watch is missing and
it is thought robbery was the mnotive.
Oe charge caught him full in the
face, both glancing upward.
The Mascot Real Estate Company
is the name of a new busi::aess enter
prise, which promises a great deal to
ward the development of Spartanburg
The following gentlemen compose th(
company: Mayor A. B. Calvert, Mr. J.
P. Stevens and Mr. William A. Law
of Philadelphia. The object of th(
company is the buying and selling
and improving of real estate. Alread:
they have invcsted about $12,000 irs
Charged With Bigamy.
Anderson. Special.-Deputy Sheriff
Scott has brought back from Gaffney
a white man by the name of Porter,
who is wanted here on a charge of
Ibigamy. Porter married a young wo
man at ore of the cotton mills here
some time ago, but left her when it
was discovered that he had other
wives. Hie is a shiftless chara:-ter,
and it is alleged that he has been
maarried several times, going from one
miii to another. He will be given a
Worse Troubles Confront Russians
LABORING PEOPLE STILL RESTLESS
Labor Delegates Representing the
Whole Industrial Popoulation of St.
Petersburg lssue Peremptory De
mads Which the Government Is
Almost Certain Not to Grant.
St. Petersburg, By Cable.-Black
clouds are again lowering over the in
dustrial situation of Russia. The
strike at Moscow has been resumed on
a large scale, anarchy reigns in the
Caucasus, and at St. Petersburg the
measures which the government ad
vanced to quiet discontent and restore -
good relations between masters and
men appear to have failed, with the
probability of causing the storm to
The labor delegates representing
the whole of the industrinl population
of St. Petersburg, and who were elect
ed to choose fifty members of the
Schidioski reconciliation commission
met again Thursday and reaffirmed
the resolutions adopted the previous
day, which threatened, in case the
demands are not granted, not only to
refuse to elect labor representatives
to the commission, but to order a re
sumption of the general strike.
These demands are for the release
of imprisoned workmen and freedoi
from arrest, unhampered speech, fnR
publicity of meetings of the commis
sion, and the abolition of the censor
A practical ultimatum was deliver
ed, calling for an answer today, and
there is little expectation that the
government will grant the conditiont
deman'ded. The strike already has
assumed large proportions here, about
50,000 men being out. Among those
who struck yesterday are the employ
es of the St. Petersburg shops of the
Warsaw Railway. The strike has not
yet extended to the trainmen; but'the
leaders may decide to order them
out in order to paralyze one of the
most important railroadr in Russia.
New Burden on Railway.
St. Petersburg, By Cable.-In a long
dispatch from General Kuroiatkin
which was received here, the com
mander-in-chief of the army in Man
'churia gives details of various at
tacks by the Japanese during the last
few days, and a dispatch from Mukden,
received at/midnight, indicates a con
tinuation of the artillery duel; but
neither report throws any light upon
the rumored intention of General Ku
ropatkin to withdraw northward,
which has been the gossip of St. Pe
tersburg for the past two days. A
private dispatch received last night
concludes with this significant sea
tence: "Within,- two weeks you mgy
expect great events."
The Siberian Railway, which Is be
ing worked to its full capacity by
purely military trafmc, is about to
have a further burden Imposed upon
it-namely, that Of feeding the resi
dent non-combatant populatIon. The
stocks of provisions in Siberia were *
not as large as usual at the .beginning~
of the winter and are now run
The government has beenlorei .
that provisions must be Impotdby
the railroad or that the towns will be
face to face with famine within a .
fortnight. This will necessitate some
lielay in the forwarding of military
r upplies, which are sorely needed at
the present moment"
No Tobacco Trust investigation.
Washington, Special.-No action will
be taken by the House at this session
on the Kehoe resolution for an Investi
gation of the "tobacco trust." Repre
sentative Smith, of Kentucky, who was
delegated by the judiciary committee
to consult the Attorney General on the
subject, has found it impossible to ar
range a satisfoctory interview, and ex
pressed the opinion that with the steel
trust and Standard Oil investigation,
the Depart ment of Commprce and La
bor will be running to its full capacity
during the summer.
To Print Boil Weevil Literature.
Washington, Specal.-The President
sent to Congress api elaboration of an
agricultural bulletini published a year
ago, and containing the observations
for 1904, relating to the boll weevil. It
was sent to Congress in order to hava.it
printed for general distribution in Tex
as, Louisiana and other cotton-groiwing
Exiled Negro Sues the City.
Lynchburg, Va., Special.-Suit was
instituted in the clerk's office of the
Federal Circuit Court here by Rev.
Richard Jones, colored, against the city
of Roanoke for $30,000, and another
against Mayor Cutchin and City Ser
geant J. A. Manu'i, who are sued as
individuals and not as officials, for $20,
000. Jones is the colored Baptist prea
cher who was charged with preaching
an inflammatory sermon in Roanoke
shortly after the terrible assault a
year ago on Mrs. Shields by a negro,
and who was afterwards forced to flee
from a mob, and has, since been
residing in Pennsylvania.
Suit to Oust Standard Oil Co.
Topeka, Kan., Special.-It developed
that suit has been brought by Attorney
General Coleman for the appointment
of a receiver and to oust the Standard
Oil Company from Kansas. It was at
first erroneously stated that the action
was simply against the Prairie Oil and
Gas Company, operating auxiliary or
the Standard in the West. The sherit
has served a summons on the Standard~
Oil Company's agent at Kansas City,
Washington. Special.-The President
has sent to Congress a report on sugar
cane experiments for 1903-1904, con
ducted by the Bureau of Chemistry of
the Department of Agriculture. The in
vestigations were made chiefly in the
State of Georgia. The report contains
the result of experiments with fertili
zers. character of the soil best adapted
to the growth of cane, technical de
sc-ri ptions of operations of syrup facto
rics, directions for sampling and pre
serving juices for an analysis, and