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1901@0,090 HESE agitations for
tent for municipal m
en not out of any he
agement of public
now in the mind of
'it Ibeing fanned int
trary, it has come wl
enterprises, in over<
The community cannot look witho
reqentment and, finally;- without action
ling of' capital put into these public,
perpetual tax on the community.
We see these great companies in
selves for 999 years. Dear me, thin
years! Nine years is more likely tha
No, not the capital but these great
but licenses from the people, are mac
bonded and the stock doubled up, yea:
colossal enough-I will be bold enough
est enough to shock the moral sense o
the seed of this hostility, this feeling 1
'We have just had a great debate i
The same thing is true of them. T1
against capital, but there is hostility
perpetual tax on the people as thougI
they pleased with tisn. What are
--as-much as the Mrt -road alongside?
The public .mind has now come to
rid the publir- mind of it. The buildii
ment, by-fnisdirection, have been turn
trouble is, not that we have any hostili
have gifts have come somehow to un
own profit first and for the public seec
It is a horrible crime if the public
or a group of men at half the rate el
of one man and the destruction of thk
Go back to the days of tollgates.
one man should drive through for on
would tear down the tollgat . What
The people will tear lowri the railroa
sible, forcibly if we must.
There is nothing more certain tha
clusion that this thing will no longer
the nation or the highways of the ci
managed for the aggrandizement of ni
of all. I need not say to you that tal
ment can be done only for the goveri
ple, and could only be on the theory I
functions; that they are highways wl
always been managed by governments
$ By Carl
**Oteto*S@ AZZINI and Kossuth
two men! Mazzini h:
~ suffered for the unil
l~l government. Not n
* speak the national ui
:tially aided by the m:
9M~o peror Louis Napoleo
~ marvelous campaign
been originally plann<
-in history like a romantic adventure
the unification of Italy was fully achiev,
Savoy; and Mazzini, the republican,
united' Italy where he had hidden hii
his own country.
Kossuth had. agitated with his wc
a briliant though unfortunate war for
A defeated man, he went into exile.
of the political autonomy, the substant
governing country, was accomplished
ian people seemed for a while to be <
plished under the kingship of the hous
er would bow his head to the Hapsbt
calling him back to his country, whoa
ceased to be; and he finally died as:
and lonely man.
'AJ large part of what those two ni
but it then appeared in a form in whit
*ses:.eeo F all the treacherous,
N .vices er- invented
I f~ ~.man and :aeaven and
S I have .a frightful
- thouse in Du~tchess co
scented an irvitation
ldeas of happinniess
:hammocks. One da:
in a straw ride into
which .I declined, 'but miserable -as the
perience with a hammock was .far wor
Witta no eye en mne save that sof he
take it unawares. II sat in it-end uni
the cooisg breeze :and open meshed
Steadying the;. infernal .contrivance wi
fully, and Reeled cat de stirboard sid
I was as much det'ermined to ie i
life. I cabulated my .nex1 effort wst
death, muttered severa'l quotations and
132termined to possess the- most et
tried to, but sound myself ~t.rmly'secur'
my coat tals, those in frQar and on m
language, whicih only attracted gleefa
hook in about half an hou.. For a qui
aeal was admira.ble but .lajudicious. b
operations he cut more tha~n was abso
,dropped on him. Let this fbe a warnir
cept in bed or in business ce social int
A Thorough Job.
In the cock's absenice the young
mistress of the house undertook, w'ith
the help of a green waitress. to get the
Sunday luncheon. The fiurTied n-aid,
who had been struggling in the kitch
en' with a coffee-:nachine that refusea
to work, eentessed that she had for
gotten to wash the letiuce.
"Well, never muir~d. Eliza. Go on
with the ,ccffee, and I'll do it." said
the con~siderate mistress. "Where do
yom keep the soan?"
Versus the I
eiam J Gynor.
municipal ownership, and to some ex
anagement, have, in my judgment, aris
stility to capital or to the private man
service corporations. The live coai
his country was neither originated ror
> flame by such hostility. - the con
tolly from the mismanagement of these
apitalization, in watering stock again
it feeling, without regret, without deep
tothe doubling up of capital, the treb
franchises, representing nothing but a
ew York now united and leasing them
k of our standing that thing for 999
n 999. Is the actual capital doubled?
ifts, these franchises that are nothing
e a drain on the community, by being
after year, until the sum has. become
to say it even in this presence-dishon
the people of this country. There is
award these corporations. .
t Washington toucifing on the railways.
ere is no resentment in Washirdgton
to these public utilities being made a
-the recipients had the right to do as
the railroads but our public highways
the understanding of this and you can't
g of these roads may by mismanage
ed over to private individuals and the
y to honest capital, but that those who
erstand that they own them for their
highways carry the freight of one man
arged another, to the aggrandizement
What do you think would happen if
e-half what another man paid? Ther
ilI happen ultimately to the railroads?
ds. We will do this peacefully if pos
that the people have come to the con
>e tolerated either on the highways of
vy. They demand that they shall be
) single individual, but for the welfare
ing of private property by the govern
ment and for the welfare of the peo
hat they are performing governmental
ich from the twilight of history have
in the 'ro .
-how strangely fat 1ais'I~h those
d all his life plotted and struggled and
caton of Italy under a free natiornal
any years after the period of which I
iity of Italy did indeed come, first par
in Mazzini hated most, the French Em
, and then greatly advanced by the
of Garibaldi, which is said to have
d by Mazzini himself, and which reads
f the time of the Crusai'cs. Finally
d under the auspices of the dynasty of
t last died in an obscure corner in
self under a false name, an exile in
derful eloquence and then conducted
he national independence of Hungary.
n the course of time a large measure
jal independence of Hungary as a self
y peaceable means, and the Hungar
ntented with it. But it was accom
of Hapsburg; and Kossuth, who nev
rg, inflexibly resisted every Invitation
*e legendary national hero he had not
voluntary exile at Turin, a very old
e had striven for was at last won
h they would not recognize it as their
evasive, deluding and hypocritical de
. hammock is the worst, abhorred by
a-outrage on. virtue and civilization.
lot of nieces, all sojourning at a farm
nty. In a moment .of dementia I ac
t visit the -terrible region. Their
eem concentrated into monkeydom in
' the whole household gang went forth
which they sought to beguile me, and
pleasume promised to be my later ex
aven, I approached the thing hoping to
er it suddenly, and it'swayed above in
nockery. I .arose- muttering language.
h both hands I kneeled isto it care-'
, I guess, because *.here was a starful
that bag as on any other occasion in
geometrical precision, the chances of
wash triumphantly ensconced.
xfortable position, I turned, that is, I
4d in the meshes by the. buttons above
sleeves. Then there was some more
mosquitoes plus a boy with a grass
irter he engaged to cut me loose.. His
acuse getting under me to facilitate
lutely necessary and will savage joy I
ig to all men never to lie anywhere ex
The Highiest Bridge in the World.
The huge one-spaa arche d steel
bridge which is to carry the Cape to
Cairo Railroad across- the waters of
the Zambesi River, just below the Vic
toria Falls. willshortly be swung into
position. This bridge~ will be the
highest in the world. with a main
span of 500 feet. The materials used
in the construction of the bridge are
to be transported from one bank to
the other across the gorge by an elec
A WITERCAPtK KILED
Defends Himself in His House and
Death of One of Mob is three Re
sult-Wrenn Surrenders and Tells
S:ory of Affair.
Greenwood. Special.-A5 the result
oif an attempt to take the law into
their own hands. a, whiterapping par
Iv lost one of their inewhevrs at the
h'ome ot Mr. Frank C. Wrenn. where
they hand go*Ine to -reuilate"
Wrenn. He shot and instantly killed
John Anderson. who had succeeded in
%etting into the house qd was grap
pling with Wrenn to try to take hin
o1t to horsewhip him.
It is expected eulmination of a
kind of lawlessness that has been
infortunately too prevelent in Green
wood county ever since the Pheonix
riot and while greatly to be regret
ted. it will doubtless have the whole
some effect of putting a stop to the
business 4f trying to -regulate''
people instead of bringing them to
the law where adequate and sutlicient
panjishient for any and every erime
ean be obtained.
Mr. Wrenn came to, town and sur
rendered to the sheriff. Neither he
nor his counsel. Shepards, Grier &
Pa'k. were willing to make any for
mal statement in the matter. Mr. F.
Barron Grier of the firm stated that
he would make application for bail
From accounts of the shooting it
appears that Mr. F. C. -Wrenn was
awakened by some one either saying
"Hello'' or kicking at his door. He
lives in what is known as the White
Jones place, a rather large, two-story
old fashioned house (n the road be
[ween Greenwood and Cokesburv. At
the time Mr. Wrenn was alone in t L
house. his wife. and sons having left
him some time ago oin1 accouttit of
fanily troubles and it was on this ae
ount that. the whitecappers had
Come 10 whip him. Wrenn answered
the call by coring to his front door.
Ie )pented it and saw several per
sois stianding arouind the door and
asked vhat was wanted. One of the
party replied that they were cotton
mill people on their way from Green
ville to Greenwood and wanted to
st-y all night. Having traveled half
the unight 1did not seem to strike them
: all in ngruous. Wre n told them
he was sorry. but he could not ae
romlodate them. They rh.en asked for
somithing to eat and Wrenn told
them lie was again sorry. but as his
wife had left him alone he had noth
itg to eat cooked in the house. Fin
ally they asked for some water. By
this time Wrenn mad made up his
mind that there was trouble brewing
and that those men were determined
to get into his house for the purpose
:f doing some injury to him. He,
however, agreed to give thein some
water, but said lie would go and ge
the water. Closing lie door Wrenn
went first to his bedroom, where he
kept his pistol, which happened to
Pie~king tup his pistol Wrenn~ went
to the place where lie kept the drink
:n;: water and wvent to the door with
his istoi in his right hand and the
hocke't of walter'in. his left. Opening
the door he handed out the water to
one of1 the c'rowd. anld as lie (lid so.
noticed a man crouched up against
the door as elose as he could get. :ip
parent ly await ing an openilg to jump
in. As Wrenii sav. this man lie shtt
the oor and called out to know what
this man was dhoing up aga'inst the
door. No sooner had he closed the
door41 thain. ecrowdl dashed a-tainzst
the door and burst it open. Four
men apparently rushed through the
door and grappled with Wrenmi in
the cetnter of the room. Thecre was
no light and the lour against one
were bent 01n bringinig himf out. in or
dler' to whip him. (41 possibly do more,
even kill him while he was doinig as
every creature, man ort lower animal,
all he (could( d'. to sav'e his life.
At this time WXrenn began using
his pistol. There w..ere four men
surroundinlg him and lie began shoot
ing at thle same time they touched
him. He tired four shiots as r'ap.idky
as the mechanism of' the -pistol woulmtd
permit, and during thle shooting a
man fell. The other three immedi
ately ran out. WXrenni qutickly'losed
the door t'nd began to plan for a see
otnd attack, or better. an escape. He
remebered that lie had t wo eartridges
left in his pistol and startedI to get
more that he kept in the house. Get
ting these and reloading, lhe was
ready to leave the house. Appar'
ently it was surrounded and lie could
hear the cursing c'rowd outside, who
w'ere sayling they would yet get the
- .'' More than likely
the crowd did not know Anderson
Finally Wrenn thought he saw an
pportunity and juimped1 from a back
window. The crowd. however, saw
im and began shooting at him as lie
ran. Wrenn was shot in the arm and
left side with bird shot hut, thottgh
painfully wounded is not seriotusly
urt. He ran towards a negro house
nearby, but instead o4f going in the
house he turned to one side and ran
around the house, hiding in some
very tall cotton not far' away.
It is a ease with some novel fea
tures. The comrades of Anderson can
hardly expect to testify as they will
onfess to a most serious crime.
Anderson was a youing white farm
cir of abay: ~37 g"ars of a;;e. He lived
tiear Salutca, about seven or eizht
miles from the Wrenn house. The
rrowd possibly inceluded sonme fronm
an esen CI ieater distat:ce than that.
Andlersoni leaves a wife a'nd1 several
Columbia. Special.-The State
hi4.ru 4)f Assessors has finished its
york. The rail road companies hia':e
een raised $12..~,00,000O on the valu
ation of tir propeW(l)rty. all increase
,f0 per cenPt. The basis of t axa
ion! remlains5 the stime as last year
ercnt. T!' refore the net i
re..:t of ro;erty forP taxatio 04)t
e ur Oefm. 4f 't1i2.414.~24 or 5~.
5Mr.s:4. The levy of 5 1-2 ills o!
his will bi ! ani in'rease int reven
the r mmc rtt iry of i4i.133
Occurrences of Interest From
All Over South Carolina
MANY ITEMS OF STATE NEWS
A Batch of Live Paragraphs Cover
ing a Wide Range-What is Going
On in Our State.
General Cotton Market.
Galveston steady.... .. ....9 1-16
New Orleans firm.. .. ...... 914
Savannah steady.. .. .. ......9 1
Charlestoii firm.. .. .. .........9
Wilmington steady.. ..... .. 9 3-16
Norfolk steady.. ..........9 1-2
Baltimore nominal.. .. .. ....9 1-2
New York quiet.............
Boston quiet.. .. .. .... ....9.70
Philadelphia sileady.. .. ......9.95
Houston steIadv .. .. .. ...9 3
Augusta firmn .. .. .. .... .....9 3-9
Memphis steady.. .. ........9 9-16
"t. Louis steedv..........9 5-4
L imisvifle firm.... .........-19
Charlotte. Cotton Market.
These prices represent the prices
.luoted to wagons:
flood liddlilg.. .... .. .... 9.35
Strict mliddling. . . . .... 93
M1i dddIn.. .. .............9.25
71'ood iiddlinig. tinged .. ..... S 7-S
Stains.. ..........7 1-2 to S 1-2
Baltimore Produce Market.
Whea-Firmier; pot contract.
7:3 :-4 to 74: Soulbern by samlple. .50
Corn--Firm. spot. 54 1-4 to :s
uth)Ittent white voiii. 54 1-2 to 56.
Oats-Firm: No. 2 mixed. 36 1-2
.0 . .
:-4 lIve- Firmer: No. 2 Vetern.
.9 to 70.
Bulter-Steady and nchanged
fanev imitation. 20 to 21: do. cream
"ry, 25 to 2, do. ladle. IS to 20;
tIore packe(t. 16 1-2 to 18.
Cheese--Aetive and unchianged;
13 1-S to 13; 3-4.
Sugar-Swieny and unchang-ed.
State Insurance is a Great Success.
Columbia. Speial.-Mr. David H.
I Means. elerk of the sinking fund
commission. reported at, the last
ieeting.4' that the fire insurance fund
has now a- surplus of approximately
$25.000. The law has been in force
five years and several small losses
have been paid. Therefore it appears
that the State of South Carolina hap
saved ioney by writing insurance on
its own property as well as escaping
n11y charge of graft or favoriteism
in giving~ out insurance as was onice
done. 1Uder the existing. law by
which the State insures certain State
prop)erty. noi risks are taken on any
of~ thle collene prayer~ities in the State.
Mr. \1ean thinks that It would be a
good ie.() to wr~ite about $:10.I000 au~
itu.lly onl each oft the& State inistitul
tionis and this would incr~ease the stur
phis very largely. In ease of a tire~
the whole of the surpluis would not be
contsumtedl any way, lHe thinks it
woul be a good idea for the legisla
ture to pas~s an~ act permin Iing the~
siniknig fnud commtissionI to) plae
$1 0.00(0 a year on each of' the State
col letrs. t his amount to he increased1
fromn timne to t ime as the surplus- on:
handi woiuld perit.t~ In a few years
the surp1l us would reaeh $! 00.000 and
Ithee the State would not have to
require the payment of regular~ prem1f
iuns fromi the proper.ties no0w being
insured1. andi~ an assessment plan could
be used to meet all losses. Further
more the rate of insurance under~i this
law is very much lower than the rate
given byv insuranice companlies.
Extending Trolley Line.
Andel'rsoni. Special.-W~ork onl thle
extenslin of' thle trolley line to ihe
Gluick Cot ton 1Mill began last week.
The line will b~e extended two miles
beyond its present terminus at thec
Orr mills. it will serve as a great
convenience to the mill people. and
wvill open for development some fine
property along the route.
Death of Cadet Eeaves.
Clemson College. Special.-At the
inquest held over the body of Joe E.
Reaves by the ,eoroner of Oconee
county the jury redered the followv
ing verdict: "From the evidence
we have it is our opinion that the
death- of J. E. Reaves was caused
by injuries receivedl in falling frow
his window in room 56 of the bar
-racks of Clemnson College, between
the hours (of 10:30 p. mn., Sepit. 21
Iand 5:45 a. in., Sept. 22.
Foreman of the Jury.
White Not Wanted in Aiken.
Aiken, Special.-Rev. W. J. White,
the negro preacher and editor who
was warned to leave Augusta, came
to Aiken. It was said that White
would endecavor to publish his jotur
nal here and that lie was in confer
enee with nea ro leaders with that
:nd in view. The mayor isso-d in
structions that White be brought in
"ourit and stated that he wvoutld oredrT
him to leave town at once.
-Female Colleges Open.
CNolunmbia. Special.-Both of the fe
maule colleges will be opene~d Thurs
day~ mnorning for the winter. At the
llege for Women the chapel exer
ises witll be opened at 10 o'cleok
nd ikv. S. M. Smith wvill make an
lderess to the studelnts. Rev. S. H.
'imrmaurn; field agent for Colum
Si olleg'e. said that the college had
:Nore students thtan ever before and
h lar the college would be htard push.
-d o accommodate them. There are
LVI ndernt., in te buildiing.
SOUll CAROLINA CROPS
Dondition of South Carolina Crops
eFor Week Ending Monday, Septem
ber 24, as Given Out by the De
The most noteworthy feature of
;he week's weather was the passage
icross the State from east to west. of
i severe and destructive storm dur
ing the 17th. The winds reaehied
irricane velocity in Georigetown
-ounty. and perhaps at other places
in the eastern portion of the State
md it attained gale velocities at
'harleston and Columbia and very
.ikely at many -other places. The
)atli of the storm was across the
!entral part of the State from about
ieorgetown to Greenville. and this
>ortiin of the State suffered mo-st
riom the high winds. although the
;torim deereased in severity as it lov
!d into the interior. The storm was
accompanied by general precipita
ion. The extreme northwestern poir
ion of the State received the lieav
test rainfail. with a inaxiunni fr
hie week of 6.16 incivhes at Wa]
The mean temperature for the
,veek was about 5 degrees above
Iiorrnal. and ranged fromt a minimum
>f 62 degrees at Heath Spring on
the 21st to a maximum of 96 degrees
it Blackville on the 21st. The last
lalf of the week had nusually high
There was im uch less than the us
ual amount of stiosline. and at most
-tations but one clear day was noted
:luring the week. the other days ha%
ing been partly eloudy to eloudy.
J. W. Bauer. Seetion Director.
Bryan at Columbia.
Columbia. Special.-Hon. William
Jennings Bi-yan spoke here to a large
croWd. His speech was devoted
I mostlv to the tariff question and was
well received. From here he went
direct to Atlanta. Georuia.
(reeiwood. Specia.-An annual
evenit of importance in Greenwood is
the Florel Festival or Chrysanthe
mum Fair. and as the time for its
observanee is :rapidly approaching.
great interest is being taken in the
event. A fine feature of the festival
is the parade. which is made up of
floats from the various business hous
es of the city. Many merchants will
take part this year and the exhibition
of floats promises to be far ahead of
any previous ones. The date of the
festival has not been definitely fixed.
but it will in all likelihood be about
the first of November. This has been
the regular time. and it will be held
as usual this y-ear. The officers and
standing committees met last week
at Mr-s. D. A. G. Ouzts' and appoint
ed thle working committees for the
festival. The festival is under the
auspices of the young people's so
ieties of the Presbyter-ian. Bnptist
Furman University Opens.
Greenville, Special.-Furman. U~ni
versity opened for the fall session.
the regist rat ion numirii ng 223. the
a rgest enrolinwnmt on the first day
in the history of the institution.
Chicora collere opened with 100
boarding pupils and a large number
of (lay -pupils. The Furman Fitting
school opened with 47 students. These
institutions all observed the openuing
day with appropriate exercises, ad
dresses being made by prominent
ministers and business men of the
eit v. Examinations will be held at
once and the regular work will beg .n
Monday. Greenville Female college
>pened with an unusually large aIt
South Carolina Mills Will Have Fine
Greenville. S. C.. Special.-The
South Carolina Cotton Manufactur
es' Association will make an exten
sive exhibit at the .Jamnestown Ex
position. Within the past few years
this State has developed in manufae
ures from cot ton un til now it ranks
second to Massnchunsetts which y-et
leads in textiles.
The following new enterprises were
Beinnet tsville-lPhiarmaey Co.. $5.
000: C. S. McCall. president.
Gireenviile Brick Company. $10.
000: Wmn. M. Kellar. president: J.
H. Shirley. secr-etary: lHudson Wi!
Coimmissions were issued to the fol
lowing: R. L. McElmosre. B. W. Fair.
W. H. Franklin. WV. F. M(-Medieis
all of PBeech Island. corporators oft
the Aiken county Fr:ench (oachi
Hoi se Co.. to be eamitalized at $:;.600.
Pur ~posei- to '-wn thP. -we'ck for
Barn Near Petersburg Burned.
Petersburg. Spectial. - The largze
barr of I-r.an.k Havsnieka. on the
Jerusalem Plank road, in Prince
Geoge county, four miles from
Petersburg. w~as dest roved by fire
withl coniten'ts5. inclutdintg a larg'e qiuan
tity tof hav. grain and far-m impli
ucnits. The loss is several thousand
lolla rs;: insur-ance, $300. The origin
of the tire is unknown.
Wofford Opens Well.
Spartanburg. Special. - Wofford
college and Wofford Fitting~ schmool
peed with the largest attendance in:
the history of the institution. It is
estimated "that in the college and anm
ehcool together there ar 401) stu
lets. The openin of the mustitu
ions was gr-atifying to the authioritic
nd President H. N. Snyder state
hat it w~-as the best attendan2ce o.
heopnili (la that the college h.
HEARST AND HUGHES
New York Democratic and Re
CONTEST FOR GOVERNOR NOW ON
At Early Thursday Morning Hour,
Ne-v York State Convention Pro
ceeds to Balloting and, Owing to
Tammanv Chief Murphy's Previ
ously Announced Position. Inde
pendence League Candidate is
Nominated for Governor Over
Buffalo, N. Y., Special.-The Dem
oeratie State convention, at an early
hour Thursday following a prolong
ed session, nominated William R.
Hearst. already the candidate of the
Independence League. for Governor
on the first ballot.
The vote stood: Heiarst. 306; Sul
zer. 124: Dix.. 17. Necessary to a
At 11 o'clo'-k the Democratic State
convention had perfected its organi
zation. the plat form including a reso
int ion 1elictatin iBryan and !ipt
ed the manjority report of the comrunit
tee on cortested seat. This was a
test vote and showed a subsiantial
lead for Hearst. The ioniiintion! of
candidates for governer was Ihen1 be
gun. an Alba"y e-mnty delegate le.ad
inl off f<, Ilearst.
Sulzer was placed in nomiinatio;n by
George Rains of Monroe. auild wild
cheering. The cheering of Sulzer
continued over three minutzes. niany
of the delegates stan ding on tei
chairs and calling laudly. "Snlzer.'
Hughes Gets Republican Nominaticn.
Republicans Nominate Hughes.
Stratoga, N. Y.. Special.-Charles
E. Hughes was noirniiated b)y w--la
mation as the reinnhie-an -andidate
frgovernor of New Erk.!
The selectio! orf t he remainder of
the ticket and Che choice o! Timothy
L. Woodruff to succeed B. B. hiel
as State c-hairman were acc!mplish
ed before the convfenion a-m(-inb!ed
and it only remain-d for t he convein
tion to ratif e all that had been ar
ranged and to adjourn. The per
manent organizaion was quickly et
fected. the chairman. State Sena:or
W. W. Armstrong. of Rochsler. de
livered his speech. the credenth
committee rportd. the piat lorm was
read and adoptcd. and a ctull-leic
State ticet nominated.
General Stew.aird L. W<odtruft, fr
mer United States minister to S i
read the plaltforml and emphtasized thec
cardinal feature-s of Repuiii h'm
and the featrres of its party aduiu
istrations. both State and national.
Mentioni of Presidecnt R40tseVelt in the
resolutions and inl spches~ evoked
President Telegraphs His Rejoicing.
Oyster Bay. N. Y., Specia.-The
following telegram sent by the Pres
ident after he had been notitied of the
nomination by the Republican State
convention of Charles E. Hughes for
Governor. was made public here.
"Hon. Charles E. Hughes: I rejoice
for the sake of the cause of good cit
izenship in your nomination.
Platform Scores Socialism.
Liffalo, N. Y... Special.-The fol
lowing la sa abstr-act of the platform
adop te-d by the - ~:.erat ie conven
"A t this time when the authority
of !)emocracv is itr:C kcd to defeud
lunacr of thc masses by: a few~ rich
mn,. through partial i'tws on one
.ant. and on the otheri to justify
any extravnaant amt revolutionary
r Iej-(sals whin-h. if adorted. must in
t itably produce worse disasters than
the abuises they seek to cure, we deem
it comently littin;. to declare that
the whole Demo'atic pr-inciple i~s
embraced ini the ia jatnetion laid or.
the fiist mani-that in the sweat of
heir brows ho a'id all his posteri'y
mst eat their- bread.
"WAe denonne2 Republican hig~h
.roteetion wlih'ch eniabes a few' 1o
plntder the wh~ol., budy of their fel
oweiien.by chargin exotin
pi- es for thie necesaries of Jife and
"Wc doul"re a:s the most sinister
consequ(1'ence of, ti~ce corruption and
ratwhich' ngrade our political and
idi trial li fe. the '~idespread dis
trast and dise~~C'e. of ReIpublican: vov
crnment which! they have pi oduced
nd vwhich ha~ve l many men of tin
ioubted pr'1th Ciy an rdent pti:
;5o to listen patiently, if not approv
ingly to proposals distinctly Social
its. which iL ado~pted irnist inevit
3t.-- wreck the founpdation sf republi
e--:a en me~i~ nt andil enldangeCr the en
e fabric of Clii st ian civilization,
- We hold thiat the cur2 for thesc
auses is not in Socialism, whie.h,
by enormously extending the power
f government from any interference
whatever- with private indtistry, must
"It is the duty ouf government to
ascertain the actual cost of operating
all public service corporations mid
to fix from time to time reasonabl~e
rates for the service they perform..
The Cassie F. Brunson Ashore.
Charleston. Special. -A. private -
~elgram from Conway from Capt.
dvr. tells that the four-mastedt
chooner Cassie F. Brunson. light -
ronm Perthiiamnboy for Charleston,
vent ashore near Little river and is
1total loss. The schooner was of
)2 tons net register. 193 feet long
nd was built at Bath, Me., in 1SS6;
ome poirt Newv York. From the cap
ain's failure to report casualties it
s thnoght that the crew was saved.
TAFT TAKS OV[ CU A
Taft's Accession as Provisional Gov
ernor Unacompanied by Ceremony
or by Popular Demonstration of
Havana By Cable. - Governor
Taft proceeded to the Palace at noon
Saturday to take over the government
of Cuba. The act was not accompani
ed by any fornial ceremony or public
eremny0i!v or public demonstrationl.
Nring the morning Brigadier Gen
eral Funston conferred with Mr. Tift -
regarding the location of the camps
for the first division of the Amerivan
troops to be landed here. The sites
lyynot yet been selected. Funston
vili command all the troops in Cuba,
which will number about 7,000.
GOV. TAFT'S PROCLAMATION.
Declaring Intervention in Cuba, Pres
ident Roosevelt's Representative,
Proclaims Provisional Government,
With Himself as Head Until Elec
tions Shall be Held--Civil Admin
istration to "e Interfered With as
Little as Possible.
Havana, IBy Cable. - -Provisional
Governor Taft 's proclamation declar
ing intervention in Cuba, as publish
ed in The Official Gazette was as
"-To the People of Cuba:
"The failure of Congress to act on
the irrevocable resignation of the
President of the republic of Cuba or
to eleet a successor leaves the country
without a government at a time when
?reat disorder prevails and requires
that. pursuant to the request of Mr.
Palma, the necessary steps be taken
in the name and by the authority of
the President of the United States to
restore order and protect life and
property in the Island of Cuba and
the islands and keys adjacent there
to. and for this purpose to establish
therein a provisional government. The
provisional government hereby estab
lished will be maintained only long
enough to restore order, peace and
public eonfillenee by..diea-tia- end
in the name of the President of the
United States and then to hold such
elections as may be necessary to de
termine on those persons upon whom
the permanent government of the re
public should be devolved. In so far
as is consistent with the nature of a
provisional government established
under the authority of the United
States, this will be a Cuban govern
ment, conforming with the const -i
tion of Cuba. The Cuban flag will
be hoisted as usual over the govern
ment buildings.of the island; all the
executive departmnts and provincial
and municipal governments, includ
ing that of the city of Havana, will
eontinue to be administered as under
the Cuban republic. The courts will
continue to administer justice, and
all the laws not in their nature in
applicable by reason of the temporary
and emergent character of the gov
ernment will be in force.
- "President Roosevelt hasbeen most
anxion to bring about peace ,under
the constitutional government of
Cuba, and he made every endeavor
to avoid the present step. Longer
delay, however, would be dangerous
in view of the resignation of the
"Until further notice the heads of
all the departments of the central
government will report to me for in
structions, including General Alex
andero Rodriguez, in command of the
rural guards and other regular gov
ernment forces, and General Carlos
Roloff, treasurer of Cuba.
"Until further notice the civil Govw
ernors and alcaldes will also report to
me for instructionns.
"I ask all citizens and residents of'
Cuba to assist me in the work of re
storing order, tranquility and publie
"WILLTAM H. TAFT,
"Secretary of War, United States
"Provisional Governor of Cuba.
"Havana, Sept. 29, 1906."
Henry M1. Neil!. one of the best
known co; n statisticians, is dead.
A committee has been appointed iUr
San Francisco . to -eceive Roland'
Anundsen3. the Akrctie explorer, 3 '-e1
he visits that city.
Cornelius Vaniderbilt is said to as
pire to a seat in Congress, but b
lieves he couldn't be elected, if no
irnated, .because he is too rich.
(Colonel E. A. Garlington. a nati
of South Carolina, has been made
Erigadier-General -id promoted t
Inspector-Genera' of thc Army.
Bishop Coleman, of .Wilmington,
Del., is resting after his yearly t. -.mp
aeross c.-untry. "I1 walked 2101
n ten days," he says, "and that' no
a bad record for a man o e ."
-Mayor Dunne, of Chigo, vill not
r'te for his own,-'rther. Patrick
W. Dunne, bece~Ss-e the old gentle
man has accefd th~ -omnin .ion for
2ounty Trecasuxrer on the depend
ance League ticket.
Senator Warner, of Mis -ouri, who
tears a seven and three-g'ourth hat,
ecently tried in vain in Washington,
New York, Cleveland and) St. Louis
:o get a fir; but the firs~t ef'ort in
Karsas City was a sue .
King Edward disbuz s a good deal
>f money in tips evejy year. Each
isit to one of his su jeci~s costs him
from $1000 to $3000'1 On th3 cocca
ion of his recent vin i to the Kaiser
le gave away nearly 10,000 in this
Next to Stanley adLivingstone,
ieorge Grenfell was thae most im
>ortant geographer andi exzplorer of
Africa. He traced thef Congo and
nade the drawings on whichi the pres
nt standard maps are b~sed. Twenl
y years ago the Royal Geographical
icclety gave him the Rogal med?.L
"What was it the .poet said was
aegow's crown of sorrow'
"'cn't know. Maybe he mneant the
aching',crown you have the morning
after yo\ try to drown your 'sorrow
-The Ci tholic Stanrard an i Timnes.