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Mr. Roosevelt Writes The Committee
Defining Iiis Position
HE ASSUMES -A FIRM ATTITUDE
The President Says lt Ss Difficult to
Find Out From the Utterances cf
"Our Opponents" What Are the
' Real Issues Upon Which They Pro
Pose to Wage Their Campaign.
The following is the substitute of
President Roosevelt's letter of accept
ance, which is quite a lengthy docu
Oyster Bay, N: YM Sept. 12, 1904-.
Hon. .J. G. Cannon,. Chairman of the
My Dear Sir: I accept the nomina
tion for the presidency tendered me by
the Republican national convention,
and cordially approve the platform
adopted by it. In writing this letter
there are certain points upon which
I desire to lay especial stress.
" It is'difficult to find out from the ut
terances of our opponents what are the
real issues-upon which they propose to
"wage this campaign. It is not unfair to
say that, having abandoned most of the
.principles upon which they have in
sisted during the last eight years, .they
now seem at a loss, both as to what.it
is that, they really believe, and as to
how firmly they shall assert their belief
in anything. In fact," it ia doubtful if
they venture resolutely to press a sin
gle issue; as soon as they raise one
they shrink from it and ssek to explain
it away. Such an attitude is the prob
ably inevitable result cf the effort to
improvise convictions; for when th??-'
improvised; it is naturaL^^hey
should be held in a_J-??t^r?Tve manner.
The jjaxty novrfri control of the gov
ernment is troubled by no such diffi
culties. We do not have to guess at our
own convictions, and then correct the
guess if it spcms unpopular. The prin
ciples which we profess are those in
which we believe with heart and soul
and strength. Men may differ from us;
;;? but they cannot accuse us of shiftiness
or Insincerity, The policies we have
.pursued are those which we earnestly
hold ns essential to the national wel
fare and repute. Our actions speak even
. louder than our words for the faith that
is in us. We bas? our appeal upon
. what we L^ve done and rt re doing, upon
pur record~of administration and legis
lation during the last seven- years, in !
?^bfg?:-i?j^jj^?-r*gfi complete- eoE#?i~e4
' the government. We Intend in the fu
ture to carry on the government in the
: same'way that we have carried it on in
. A party whose members are radically
at variance on most vital issues, and if
united at all, are only united on issues
where their attitude threatens wide
spread disaster to the whole country,
cannot be trusted to govern in any
matter. 'A party which, with facile
eas;-, changes all its convictions before
election cannot be trusted to adhere
with tenacity to any principle after
election. A party fit to govern must
have convictions. In 1896 the Republi
can party came into power/ and in 1900
it retained power on certain definite
pledges, each of which was scrupulously
fulfiled. But in addition to meeting
and solving the problems which were
issues in these campaigns, it also be
came necessary to meet other problems
which arose after election; and it is no
small part of our claim to public confi
dence that these were solved with the
same success that had attended the so
lution of those concerning which the
battles at the polls were fought. In
other words, our governmental effi
ciency proved equal not only to the task
that were anticipated, .but to doing
each unanticipated task as it arose.
When the contest of 1896 was decided
the question of the war with Spain was
not an issue. When the contest of 1900
was decided, the shape which the isth
mian canal question ultimately took
could not have been foreseen. But the
same qualities which enabl?d those re
sponsible for making and administer
ing the laws of Washington to deal suc
cessfully with the tariff and the cur
rency, enabled them also to deal with
the Spanish war; and the same quali
ties which enabled them to act wisely
in the Philippines, and in Cuba, also en
abled them to do their duty as regards
the problems connected with the trusts,
and to secure the building of the isth
mian canal. We are content to rest our
case before the American people upon
the fact that to adherence to a lofty
ideal we have added proved govern
mental efficiency. Therefore, our pro
mises may surely he trusted as regards
any issue that is now before thc people
and we may equally be trusted to deal
with any problem which may hereafter
MISREPRESENTATION OF REPUB
So well has the work been done that
our opponent'? do not venture to recite
the facts about our policies or acts, and
then oppose them. They attack them
only when they have first misrepresen
ted them; for a truthful recital would
leave r.o room for adverse comment.
Panama offers an instance in point.
Our opponents can criticise what we
did in Panama only on condition of
misstating what was done. The admin
istration behaved throughout not only
with good faith, but with extraordinary
patience and large generosity towards
those with whom it dealt. It:was also
mindful of American interests. It act
ed in strict compliance with the law
passed by Congress. Had not Panama
been promptly recognized, and the
transit across the isthmus kept open, in
accordance with our treaty rights and
oblieations. there would have ensued
endless guerrilla warfare and possibly
foreign complications if while all chance
of building the canal would have been
deferred, certainly for years, perhaps
for a generation or more. - Criticism ol
the action in this matter is simply
criticism of the only possible action
which could have secured the building
' of the canal; as well as the peace and
quiet which we were, by treaty, bound
"td "preserve along the .line of transit
across the Isthmus. The service ren
dered this country in securing the per
'-%pQtual . right to construct, maintain,
^operate, and defend the canal was so
""tat that our opponents do not v?n
eto raise the* Issue ?in etraigatfor
?s-ard fashion; for if se raised there
would be no issue-. The beneficent re
sult.wa? tue exercise by the President
of th? powers vested in him, and in him
alone by the constitution; the power to
recognize foreign governments by en
tering into diplomatic relations with
j tnem, and the power to make treaties
which, when ratified by th? S?n?t?, be
comes under the constitution part of
the supr?me law of the land. Neither
tn this nor in any other matter has
there been the slightest failure to live
np to the constitution in letter and in
spirit. But the constitution must be
observed positively as well as negative
ly. . The President's duty is to serve the
country in accordance with th? consti
tution; and ? should be derelict inmy
duty If I used a false construction of
th? constitution as a shield for weak
ness and timidity, or as an excuse for
Many other objections of Democrats
to the R?publican policies are cited and
a?swered in the same straij.
the President touches upon the
question of capital and labor, claiming
that his administration has done every
thing possible to assume harmony be
tween these forces. On the subject of
Civil Service he says in part:
Our opponents hav? now declared
themselves in favor of the civil service
law, the repeal bf which they demand
e din 1900 and in 1896. if consistent,
they should have, gone one step further
and congratulated the country upon
the way in which the civil service law
is now administered, and the way in
which the classified service has been
extended. The exceptions from exami
nations are fewer by far than ever be
fore, and are confined to individual
cases, where the application of the rules
would be impracticable, unwise of un
necessary. The administration of the
great body of the classified civil service
is free from politics, and appointments
and removals have been put upon a
.business basis. Statistics show that
there is little difference between the
tenure of the Federal classified em
ployes and that of the employes of pri-1
vate business corporations. J.<esstll*.-?
1 per cent of the classified emi>^"
over 70 years of age.an^ JJeJ*T
the service v*&Zp^^&?2r and
efficient-^***1^ tlie merit system was
of^rrr^emost needed was ?i the Phil
-Tppine Islands; and a civij/service law
of very advanced type has there been
put into operation and scrupulously ob
served. Without one exception every
appointment in the Philippines has
been made in accordance with the
strictest standard of fitness, and with
out heed to any other consideration.
The Tariff and Reciprocity are both
?ouched upon at considerable length, in
the usual forceful style of Mr. Roose
The Philippines come in for a
lengthy discussion,-claiming that the
administration policy is the correct
Governmental expenses are . dis
cussed, and the claim made that the
present expenses are economical, and a
good balance has been kept in the
The letter closes with the following:
Our appeal is made to all good citi
zens who hold the honor and the inter
est of'the, nation close to their hearts..
gr?ai, issues wMcrrar? ^r-'stakerj
and upon which I have touched, and
more than which I have touched, for
they involve much "that comes home to
the individual well-being of our peopl?.
Under conditions as they actually are,
good Americans should refuse, to
to change the national policy. We, who
are responsible for the administration
and legislation under which this coun
try, during the last seven years, has
grown so greatly in well-being at home
and in honorable repute among the na
tions of the earth abroad, do not
stand inertly upon this record, do not
use this record as an excuse for failure
of effort to meet new conditions. On the
contrary, we treat the record of what
we have done in the past as incitement
to do even better in the future. We be
lieve that the progress that we have
made may be taken as a measure of the
progress we shall continue to make if
the people again entrust the govern
ment of the nation to our hands. We do
not stand still. We press steadily for
ward toward the goal of moral and ma
terial well-being of our own people, of
just and fearless dealing toward all
other peoples, in the interest not mere
ly of this country, but of mankind.
There is not a policy, foreign or domes
tic, which we are now carrying but,
which it would not be disastrous to
reverse or abandon. If our opponents
should come in and should not reverse
our policies, then they would be brand
ed with the brand of broken faith, of
false promise, of insincerity in word
and deed; and no man can work to the
edvantage of the nation with such" a
brand clinging to him. If, on the other
hand, they should come and reverse
any or all of our policies, by just* so
much would the nation as a whole be
damaged. Alike as lawmakers and as
administrators of the law we have en
deavored to do our duty in the interest
of the people as a whole. We make our
appeal to no class and to no section,
but to all good citizens, in whatever
part of the land tbey dwell, and what
ever may be their occupation or world
ly condition. We "have striven both for
civic righteousness and for national
greatness; and we have faith to believe
that our hands will be upheld by all
who feel love of country and trust in
to e uplifting of mankind. We stand for
enforcement of the law and for obedi
ence to the law; our government is a
government of orderly liberty equally
alien to tyranny and to anarchy; and
its foundation stone is the observance
of the law, alike by the people and by
the public servants. We hold ever be
fore us qs the all-important end of
policy and administration the reign of
peace at home and throughout the
world; of peace, which comes only by
Thirst-Allaying Summer Drink.
"I believe I im the inventor of one
of the best summer drinks that was
ever invented," Lewis Godlove ?ells
me. "It is not an intoxicating drink,
either, but one that hardly a blue rib
I boner would balk at.
"What are the component parts of
the beverage? Iced tea, sugar and a
little claret. Not enough claret to
make even a single mental wheel un
steady if one drank a barrelful of the
stuff within the compass of a single
. hour. The proportions I use are three
parts tea to one part claret, with just
enough sugar added to make it swept
to the taste. This amount-~win; of
course, vary_with diffe'rent people.
There isn't a single beverage on the
market that I haven't tasted-these
summer drinks, I mean, that are pre
pared to quench and not aggravate
the thirst-but I insist that for cooling
and. thirst-allaying qualities none can
equal my claret tea."-St. Louis Globe
Bandit Raisuli is too busy maktes
chilla cease themselves up and down
the Sultan of Morocco's spine to g9
on the lecture platform.
Coming to the Assistai
Sends ? Number of
Other Fighting Craft
Vicinity of Mukden
Said to Have R?sign?e
What little news was
day from the Manchuria!
war indicates the almost!
pension of active operati<|
Russians and Japanese;
patch from Mukden was nil
respondent of the Assoc!
Sunday evening. It said t|
quiet in that region and
standing was that the mi
the Japanese had retired tc
the railroad, about 10 mil*
ot" Liao Yang. Kuropatkin|
ports that there was no iii
lirday, except small patrol
A dispatch received in Lon
St. Peters br rg gives ? re
Viceroy Alexi?ff has resigned
tic fleet, rumor regarding w
from time to time occupied
reports, sailed Sunday from
and it is officially announce T ^
. . ." ? -i-^traation is the
" _-rftr St. Petersburg dispatches
Tpdicate active preparations to greatly
increase the Russian fighting force. The
story from Port Arthur is one of bom
Prayer for Russian ArmSi
St Petersburg, By Cable-The Offi
cial Messenger publishes the following
resolution which adopted by the Holy
"By virtue of an imperial ukase to
the effect that during the present trials
of our dear country more ardent pray
ers should be offered for the victory
of the Russian troops who are wor
shippers of Christ, over a cruel ene
my, full of guile, the Holy Synod pro
nounces the time ripe for special pray
ers to be offered in all of the churches
iii the Empire ,on Sundays and holi
days after mass, beseeching that heav
enly aid should be sent to the Russian
army, which is sacrificing itself for its
faith, its Emperor and its country, for
long life for the victorious troops and
for the repose of the souls of the war
.ricrs-who-fallr"1-" ? -~---.-rrrr-:
Ihe following prayer has been spe
cially ordained: "Although unworthy,
we implore Tb?e, who are strong in
battle for aid and humbly beseech
Thee to accept our weapons in Thy
cause, to give thy Christ loving army
victory and to permit it to subdue the
enemy. Send from on high Thy hand
and touch the hearts of the enemy so
that they shall make supplication to
Thee, the God of Peace who loves His
creatures. Strengthen us with Thy
might. Defender of the orthodox faith,
send Thy arrows to confound the ene
my. Strike them as with lightning
and give them into che hands of Thy
faithful troops. Thou who harkened to
Mosej, bless th i Emperor's doings,
multiply His glory-and confirm his Em
pire. By Try almighty hand preserve
his army. Send Thy angel to fortify
his troops and give them salvation.
Send peace upon us. May Thy invisible
finger defend Thy servants, show them
the right path, forgive them their sins
and bestow upon them the crown of
glory. Grant the Emperor peaceful life
and well-being, the fulfillment of his
desires and a conquest of his enemies."
The prayer also appeals to the Vir
gin and concludes by beseeching eter
nal rest for the dead, and for all these
who have laid down their lives for
their faith, and their country.
Many Japs Killed.
Washington, Special.-A dispatch
from Tokio which reached the Japan
ese legation Saturday placed the to
tal casualties on the Japanese side
at tho battle of Liao Yang at 17.53?I
officers and men killed and wounded.
Of these the army of right (Kuroki's)
lost 4,86G. The centre (Oku's) 4,992
and the left (Nodzu's) 7,681. The
number of officers killed was 136 and
the number wounded 464.
Eight People Drowned.
Philadelphia, Special.-The Dela
ware river steamer Columbia, on its
way from this city to Bristol, Pa.,
Sunday night crashed into a steam
launch about 10 miles north of here,
grinding it to pieces and causing the
drowning of 8 of the dozen iccupants
of the small boat. All of . ie party
?were Philadelphians. The dead are:
Joseph Fortescue, owner ot the
Mrs. Joseph Ft'romer,
Engineer James Briggs.
All Quiet at Mukden.
Mukden, By Cable.-All is quiet in
this region. It has upnderstood thu..
the main force of the Japanese has
retired to Yentai. A solemn servie*
was held here for the repose of the
souls of those killed in action. It
was attended by the entire staff and
garrison. A few distant shots were'
heard during the ceremony, but this
did not disturb the solemnity of the
service. The weather is threatening
and more rain is expected.
Fired Jail to Get Negro.
Huntsville, Ala., Special.-After set
ting fire to the jail and smoking out
the prisoner while the fire departmeni
was held at bay with guns, and the
sheriff, his deputies and the soldiers
outwitted, a mob estimated at. over
2,000 perBons lynched Horace Maples,
the negro accused of murdering John
Waldrop, by stringing him to a tree
on the court hou*o lawn. This action
of the mob was taken notwithstand
ing strong protests made by Sclicit:-:
Erle Pqttus and H. Wallace, Jr., tn
stirring speeches, in which law a0
order vere plead for eloquently.
left for them but to. follow the lead
of Mr. Donnelly, and they, too, de
cided to call off the strike, as far as
they were concerned.
Cotton Crop Letteri
Messrs. W. F. Klumpp & Co,, of
New Orleans, furnish the following
statement of the condition for the past
Weather conditions since the past
fortnight have been unfavorable, and
private advices, with few exceptions,
report the crop to have deteriorated to
a large extent over the entire belt,
particularly in Texas.
There are numerous complaints of
shedding and rust, and insects ravag
ing the crop in many sect" %;is of Mis
sissippi and Louisiana, while the boll
'worms and boll weevil are- reported?
to have done great damage in many
portions of Texas, the latter being
more numerous than in past seasons
and infecting many new localities. -v
The crop situation at present is
very" uncertain;~and it will"' be'-sorn?^?
time before an approximate idea can:
be formed as to the ultimate yield,
and considering the deterioration in
August, we believe the Government
Bureau Report of the condition up to
the 25th August rather too good, how
ever, the crop has deteriorated mater
ially since the Government Report was
compiled, and any further deteriora
tion is likely to cause a rapid advance
Jacksonville, Fla., Special.-At 3:30
Tuesday morning a residence occu
pied by two negro women, Sallie Gar
ney and Ella Jenkins, in an eastern
suburb of this city, was blown up by
dynamite. The two women were a
sleep in bed in the front room, and be
neath this part of the house the dyna
mite was placed. While the room was
torn to pieces and the bed demolished
the two women escaped unhurt.
Sallie Garney stated to the police
that she had been told by a neighbor
that a man had been seen in her yard
about 8 o'clock. She also said that
some time ago she found poison in
her food and that all the food in her
house was poisoned at the time.
The police have a clue and will prob
ably soon make an arrest.
Montgomery, Ala., Special.-Acting
Governor Cunningham wrote Circuit
Judge Speak at Huntsville, directing
that he convene a special grand jury to
investigate the lynching of Maples. He
also called on Sheriff Rogers for a full
report of the lynching. A third letter
was written to Captain R. T. Hay, in
charge of the militia, asking- him to ex
plain why the mob was not deterred
.from its purpose, from whom Captain
Hay got his orders", and to what extent
he exercised the authority vested in
Race War in Georgia Town.
Macon, Ga., Special.-Specials to The
Telegraph say that at Pavo, Ga., a
clash between whites and blacks is Im
minent. The whites are alleged ".by
the negroes to have burned a hall in
which a "Before Day Club" was sup
posed to meet. The negroes have or
ganized in armed bands outside the
town and sent challenges to the whites,
who are sleeping on their guns in anti
cipation of an attack. Moultrie has
been called on for assistance and the
militia is ready to go at a moment's
Two Killed in Freight Wreck.
Birmingham, Ala., Special-Two
men were killed and another seriously
wounded in a freight WFeck on the
Southern Railway between Dodge
wood and Wilton on the Birmingham
& Selma division Friday afternoon.
The dead: W. H. Cherry, engineer, and
Will Ivey, brakeman. Dangerously
wounded: N. L. Snow, white, fireman.
A Great Race.
New York, Special.-Beldame, the
great three-year-old filly, won the Sep
tember stakes, one mile and three fur
longs, at Sheepshead Bay. She made
practically all the running and won
with ease. Ort Wells was decisively
beaton, finishing a bad third. Grazial
!io finished second. In the opinion of
many horsemen, Beldame's easy victory
places her In a class by herself..
Supreme Grand Lodge.
Beulah. Miss., Special.-The national
convention of the Golden Rule Supreme
Grand Lodge began here Wednesday
There is a representative delegation
from all the lodges comprised in the
Supreme Grand Lodge.
si?n; trucks, wrenched loose from the
bottom of .the cr.rs, are scattered
agound; about the only part or'parcel
o?'the railroad equipment remaining
intact are the two red lanterns swing
Ipg.from the rear of the Pullman.
;. There werfe many th?orie? advanced
rial to the cause of the accident?, lhe
railroad men fell in line With the opin
ion of Mr. George S. Fitzwater, chief
d?tective of the Seaboard Air Line, that
the colhpse of the bridge and the tear
ing looso of the right hand rails, were
the result of the work of some mali
cious person or persons. Mr. Fitzwater
itibwed six spikes and several, angle
bjars which he picked up near the wrack
and said that they bore che marks of
having been tampered with. Upon this
theory, it was concluded that the pas
i?hger train had struck weakened spots
rid the lower half of the bridge. A speed
Ct 40 miles an hour had enabled the
tirain to carry itself almost over the
Sijttk?ng structure, but the rails had
widened; the Pullman, which did not
quite clear the chasm, acted as a draw
tiack,. the engine careened, tearing
from their'"fastenings the rails on the
?rtght'hand side going south, .causing
ffisel train to be hurled over the -em
jftgrrf^eur^Wha L moi.r^e-thor o-oouM bc
fdr"anyone to bring about such slaugh
ter, and who the guilty persons might
be, neither Mr. Fitzwater, nor the other
railroad men attempted to explain. A
close examination of the rails, ties,
road-bed and bridge was not produc
tive bf much light on the subject: all
appeared to be sound and solid. The
rails on the side where the train top
pled to destruction were twisted to an
arc shape. The track is not in a curve
in the vicinity; it stretches straight
way for perhaps a mile.
THE DEAD AND WOUNDED.
! The killed are:
I ENGINEER E. Y. BARKSDALE, Ab
beville, S. C.
FIREMAN ED ROBERTS, (colored)
MRS. T. F. BLACK, of Ohio.
MRS. T. S. MCMANUS, of Wilming
The injured :
MRS. JAMES CLAY, Oakland, Tenn.,
T. C. JEROME; Atlanta, Ga., slightly
MRS. T. C. JEROME, Atlanta, Ga.,
shoulder and head injured.
DR. EDWARD BANKS, Athens, Ga.,
MRS. SIDNEY HERBERT, Maitland,
Fla., foot amputated; may die.
MRS. JEROME SILVER, Atlanta,
G. W. HINSON, Lenox, Ga., jaw in
.TOM MITCHELL, colored, brake
man, Abbeville, S. C., head and shoul
0. S. COLEMAN, Bon Air, Va., arm
dislocated, head and chest injured.
PINK CARPENTER. Monroe, porter,
head and body injured.
V. S. ELERBY, Atlanta, Ga., colored,
J. G. CARPENTER, Atlanta, Ga..
G. . H. MEARES, Monroe, engineer;
bruised and wounded on the head.
J. J. DUNCAN, Abbeville, brakeman,
badly wounded on the head and shoul
H. H. CHAPMAN, Abbeville, S. C..
conductor; head seriously hurt.
G. H. DAVIS, Atlanta, Ga., express
W. FAIRMAN, Atlanta, Ga., mail
B. F. WEST, Mo?roe, conductor;
F. C. TOPLEMAN, Henderson.
TOM JEFFERSON, fireman for No.
G46; bruised on the head and shoulder.
F. C. TOPLEMAN, address unknown.
T. C. HORTON, address unknown.
T. F, BLACK, Ohio; Norfolk and
Western Railroad telegrapher.
ROBERT SIEGLE, address unknown.
MOLLIE GRIFFIN, Tuskegee, Ala.
A number of colored laborers afro
were slightly hurt.
Suit Against Steamship Company.
Jacksonville, Fla., Special.-In a suit
for $20,000 damages in the United
States Court against the Clyde Steam
ship Company for alleged negligence
and carelessness resulting in the death
of J. It. Kirkpatrick, the administrator
of the estate of the deceased asked for
warrants of arrest againstWm. P.Clyde
and B. F. Clyde, of New York, owners
of the Clyde Steamship Company. As
they are out of the jurisdiction of the
court, attachments against the property
of the company will be issued.
Small Treasury Balance.
Jackson. Miss.. Special.-The State ol
Mississippi has in its treasury $1.56 anc
there is no relief in sight. Much doubl
ls expressed in financial circles whether
a firm of New York and Chicago bank
ers, who recently purchased a Statt
bond issue of $500.000 will pa* foi
them, and the banks of the State seem
ingly are unwilling to advance monej
for immediate use. No payments o
tr;es are due for 30 days and a pro
pesed srecial session of the Legielaturi
rJbuld not bring relief within tha
?s that door, and
entered without difficulty. The bur
glars used as a light to guide them in
thoir selection of booty, a lantern
from the switch on' the spur line of
the Southern, near the Saxon mill?.
There are no clues as to the robbers.
In the court of common pleas at
Charleston, alimony proceedings have
been beguiii by Mrs.\ Eliza Cooley
against her husband, asking also foi
an order of separation, alleging that
her husband has ill treated her.
Judge Dantzler has referred the case
to Master Mitchell to take the testi
mony. The couple were married in
1892 and the alleged cruel treatment
cid not begin until 1901. The defend
ant is alleged to be worth $20,000.
Commissioner Watson Tuesday
took up with the Southern railway
the matter of the better development
of tile trucking industry in the coun
try between Columbi'; and Charleston.
It is proposed to find out the extent
of the refrigerator car service and
thc schedules that can be obtained'
all along the line, following out the
policy of the Coast Line in the devel
opment, of the trucking industry in
_At_ Charleston Levy Manigault waa
O'Donnell for the killing of John Lad
son,, another negro, Monday night at
Grant Park, to await trial at the No
vember term of the court of general
sessions. The old plea of self-defense
was entered by the defendant, al
though the murdered man is said not
to have had a weapon or means of
attack of any kind upon him.
On account of the determined oppo
siti?n to the establishment of a dis
pensary at Shandon, Richland county,
those who were back of the idea
have given it up and will not present
a petition to thc county board. The
opposition had petitions to file with
both the State and county boards the
minute the others were filed.
A movement has been started to re
i move the remains of Gen. Robert An
derson, the Revolutionary hero in
honor of whom Anderson county was
named, interred in the old stone
church yard near Pendleton. His re
mains now lie in a neglected grave
on the plantation which he owned at
the time of his death.
The State of South Carolina has
been sued for $192.50 by an Abbeville
man 'for constabulary seizures. No
tico was received by the attorney
general Tuesday morning of the filing
cf 'he suit, which is for the return ol
two mules, a wagon and two sets ol
Mrs. Georges Hodges, member ol
a well known Spartanburg family,
fell backwards down a flight of steps
ot her father's home Tuesday and
was seriously injured.
George Burton, probably the best
I known negro drayman in Greenwood
was run over and kf'ied by an engine
and tender on tho Charleston and
Western Carolina railroad at thal
place Tuesday night at 9 o'clock.
Mr. John K. Aull, formerly editoi
of The Evening Telegram, Newberry
has accepted a responsible positioi
with the News and Courier at Charles
ton, and has gone to that city.
Wedgefield and the surrounding
country was visited by a severe elec
trie storm Tuesday p. m. During th<
storm lightning struck a tree in Mr
A. S. Fludd'? lot, and killed two fin*
mules and five hogs.
Charlie Brundrick, a young farme:
residing near Little Mountain, New
berry county, committed suicide lat?
Sunday evening by drinking the con
tents of a vial of laudanum. No caus*
can be ascribed for his rash act. Hi
left a wife.
Judicial Magistrate Memminger, o
Charleston, refused a motion for ha
beas corpus in be'.;ilf of a negrc
John Hutson, charged Avith burglary
The motion was made by a negro law
yer, Twine. Tho motion was refusei
on the ground of the lack of jurisdic
Hon. O. B. Martin, State Superin
tendent of Education, will leave nex
Monday for St. Louis to attend th'
International Educational Conference
This will bc a large gathering of th'
?ending educators of the country.
Mr. L. R. Williamson has been aj
pointed magistrate at Providence
Sumter county, to succeed the late E
C. Folk, who was killed in a difficult;
with the supervisor of Sumter countj
'.he appointment was made on th
recommendation of the Sumter legis
An inquiry has been received b
Commlasicnor Watson from a pro:
pecttvc investor in copper mining a
to the resources of this State. Th
investor is now in Pennsylvania an
uj Interested in mining in North Cai
olina and Georgia,
A year or so agro, when President
Roosevelt was making a trip through
th? West, each town he passed
through made some demonstration in
honor ol' the event The citizens of
one town, where the train schedule
compelled the President to remain
eight or nine hours, decided to make
a holiday of it when Mr. Roosevelt ar
rived. They arranged a series of
speeches, horse races, rope throwing,
and broncho busting. The best talent
of the countryside was on hand, and
each contributed his share of the en
One of the cowboys was mounted
on an especially Ill-tempered beast.
He caught the President's fancy on
account of his daring and ability.
After doing his "stunt" he was intro
duced to the chief executive, who
complimented him on his horseman
ship, and inquired: "Do you ride all
Every one within hearing roared
when the plainsman replied, "No, I
stop for meals."
A dos with an appetite for sacred
things chewed up. twenty-four Bibles:
in Morton Chapel Methodist Episcopal
church in Jeffersonville, and George
Yester was forced lately to purchase a
new outfit for his Bible class.
Children's day was observed at the
chapel, and during the exercises a dog
followed one of the children into the
place of worship. When the meeting;
closed the canine was asleep and the
sexton locked the doors, not knowing
of its existence. The building re
mained closed until the next day, and
when the sexton opened the door, the
dog was occupying the pulpit, sound
Pieces of paper were scattered Jdl
over the auditorium and an investiga
tion showed that twenty-four Bibles,
belonging to George Yester's class had
been torn into fragments. The jani
tor is of a religious turn of mlnd^but
he came near forgetting that fact and -
was on the point of saying things
when he remembered where he was.
The Bese in the world. The
Factor}' does three quarters
of a million dollars worth of
business a year.
Quality considered they are
tde CHEAPEST ORGANS
made. Over fifty now in
stock. Terms accommodat
ing. Write me before buying
elsewhere. Other magnifi
cent organs in appearance
at Forty-Five Dollars, with
stool and box. Freight paid
J. A. Holland
NINETY SIX, S. C.
W. J. Rutherford & Co.
AND DEALER IN
Cement,, glastery Hair? Fire Brick, Fire Clay,
Read}- Roofing and other Material.
Write Us For Prices.
. Corner Reynolds and Washington Streets, '
THIS SPACE IS TAKEN BY
The Leading Grocers of Augusta^ Ga.,
ARRINGTON BROS. ?
?W. F. SAMPLE of Saluda County and
H.H. SCOTT, JR., of Edgefield County are with us
and want to see you.
Large Shipments of the beat makes of wagons and buggies
just received. Our stock of furniture and house furnishing?
is complete. A Large stock.
COFFINS and CASKETS.
always on hand. All" calls for our Hearse prompt
ly responded to. All goods sold on a small mar
gin of profit. Call to see me, I will save you
WE HANDLE EVERYTHING IT BUILDING MATERIAL
"POTT'S OLD PROCESS T/NPLATE"
METAL SHIN GLES,
MANTELS, ASH PIT DOORS,
TILE, TARRED ROOFING.
GRATES, VENETIAN BLINDS,
HARDWARE, SLIDING BUNDS,
TIN PLATE, GAS FIXTURES,
SHINGLES, ELECTRIC FIXTURES,
AaH DUMPS, COMBINATION FIXTURES, PLASTER,
HAIR, SASH, DOORS, FLOORING, ' METAL LATHS,
SPARK GUARDS, CONDUCTOR PIPE, GUTERING,
"GAUGER" best white lime; Genuine "OLD DOMINION"
cement ; Cornice work a specialty. NEPONSET RED ROPE ROOF-,
ING, the best cheap roofing made. Agents Monaiuh (Ac?tyl?ne) Gas
Machins?. Catalogue on application. The simplest and beat machine 5
on the market. Cull and see it. ? ,
H. P. SHE WM AKE,
JOHH T. S HE WM A KE
F, P. ELMORE,
917 Broad Street, AUGUSTA, GA.
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