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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY; SEPTEMBER 5, ?906.
LINE mm ISSUES
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ted by More Then 20,000 Persons
[Madison "Square' Garden, While
Thousands' Choked Streets
side for Blocks, Returned Trav
is Given Such a Thunderous
leonie as to Bring Tears to His
York, 'Special.-Such a wel
as seldom in this country's his- !
jhas been accorded to a private j
was given to William Jennings
at Madison Square Garden in ;
[elebration of his return from a I
absence, spent . in foreign '
the guest of the Commercial (
?ers' Anti-Trust League, Mr.
was greeted hy more than 20,
persons, who filled the great!
Iture from floor to upper gallery.
same time 'the streets and
aes outside the garden were
j?d for blocks by other thousands,
stood patiently for hours for the j
lege of even a fleeting glance at
distinguished visitor. The_inter
the garden was a waving sea
?olor. Every person in the audi
had been provided with a mina
American flag and every cheer
_2O,OO0 throats was accentuated
waving of 20,000 tiny staffs
the Stars and Stripes,
len Mr. Bryan entered the hall
proceedings, which already bad
were brought to a temporary
ise while- for, eight minutes volley
[er volley of thunderous cheers
led through the great building,
len Chairman Tora L. Johnson, in
introduction of Mr. Bryan? refer
to the guest of the "evening as
e_ first citizen, if not the first offi
,"of the land-not yet _the first
icial," and Mr. Bryan rose, thc
Deadly Candy to Prisoner.
?Tort.Worth, Tex., Special-As the
suit of eating poisoned candy mail
to a prisoner in the county jail by
jme unkomvn person, the recipient,
S. Fitzgerald, is dead, Henry
feake, Louis Weaver, W. H. Norris
ad J. T. Cross are dangerously ill,
Ind Frank Grundy, who tasted the
jnfectionery, is also ill. Fitzgerald,
boy of 19 years, was held on a
large of burda ry. Au examination
I the candy after Fitzgerald's death
bowed that it had been sprinkled
Phemx; f rire*
Mutual Benefit, ^
Fidelity & Casuaft;
Title Guaranty & 1
American Live Stoi
Campaign At Madi
great gathering brok6 out in unres
trained cheering, while the band play
, eed "Hail to the Chief." ?
I So touched was Mr. Bryan by tho
welcome that as he stood waiting for
the cheers to subside bis eyes filled
with tears and he strode nervonslj
from side to side of the narrow plat
"How can I thank you for this
welcome homet" he said. .
i "My heart would be ungrateful if
it did not concentrate itself to your
service. It was kind to prepare this
reception. It was kind of Governor
Folk to come here all the way from
Missouri. It was kind of Tom John
son, that example of the moral cour
age we so much need in this country,
to lend his presence here.
"It was kind in you to fully recom
pense me in being absent so long from
my native land. I thank you. I re
turn to *ne land of my birth more
proud of my citizenship than ever
Mr. Bryant- was introduced by
Mayor Tom L. Johnson. His speech
was quite lengthy and here only aro
given paragraphs showing the cen
tral thoughts. On being introduced
Mr. Bryan said :
"Like all travelers who have visit
ed other lands" I return with delight
to the land of my birth, more proud
of its people, with more confidence
in its government and grateful to the
kind providence that cast my lot in
the United States. My national pride
has been increased by abundant evi
dence I have seen of the altruistic iu
terest taken by Americans in the peo
ple of other countries. I return more
deeply impressed than ever before
with the- responsibility which rests
upon our nations and more solicit
ous that we, avoiding the causes
which have led other nations to de
cay, many present a higher ideal than
has ever before been embodied in a
national life and carry human prog
ress to a higher plane than it has
Each nation can give lessons to
every other, and while our nation
Raid American Property.
Washington, Special - According
to a dispatch received at the State
Department from one of the Ameri-'
can owners of a Constancia estate, i
near Cienfuegas, the Cuban insur-1
gents raided the property four days
ago. The State Department did not1
make public the name of the Ameri
can who sent the dispatch. This is |
the first protest received from thc
Americans. Mr. Sleeper, the Ameri- I
can in charge at Havana, was cabled
to demand of the Cuban government j
adequate protection for the Constan
ena estate and all American property. |
: ': ? . . .1
j Co,. Accident
'rust Co., Bonds,
ck Insurance Cora
d ilule Ins.
ought & Sold.
is iu a position, as I believe to the edu
cation of the world, it ought to re
main in the attidude of a pupil and
be ever ready to profit by the ex
perience of others.
The first message that I bring from
the old world is a message of peace.
The cause , of arbitration is making
real progress in spite of the fact that
the nations most prominent in the
establishment of The Heague tribu
nal have themselves been engaged in
wars since that court was organized.
There is a perceptible Towth of the
sentiment in favor of the settlement
of international disputes by peaceful
While men ma-" differ aa io the re
lative importance* of issues, and whih
the next Congress will largely shape
the lines upon which the cowing r>res
idential campaign will be fought, I
think it safe to say that at present
the paramount issue in the minds of
? large majority of the people is the
trust issue. I congratulate President
Roosevelt upon the steps' which he
has taken and my gratification is not
lessened by the fact that he has fol
lowed the Democratic rather than the
Republican platform, in every ad
vance he has made.
The tariff question is very closely
allied to the trust question and tbs
reduction of tho tariff furnishes an
easy meeans of limiting the extortion
which the trusts can practice.
While free trade would not neces
sarily make a trust absolutely im
possible, still it is probable that few
manufacturing establishments would
dare to enter into a trust if the Pres
ident were empowered to ?ut upon
the free list articles competing with
those controlled by a trust. I cannot
permit this opportunity to pass with
out expressing the opinion that the
principles embodied in the protective
tariff have been the fruitful source of
a great deal of political corruption as
well as the support of many of our
most iniquitous trusts.
It is difficult co condemn the man
ufacturers for uniting to take advant
age of a high tariff schedule when
the schedule is framed on the theory
that the industries need all the pro
tection given and it is not likely thut
the beneficiaries of these schedules
will consent to their reduction so
long as the public waits for the tariff
to be reformed by its friends.
Plutocracy is abhorrent as a repub
lic; it is more despotic than an
archy, more selfish than bureaucracy.
It preys upon the nation in time of
peace and conspires against it in the
hour of its calamity. Conscienceeles?
compassionless and devoid of wisdom,
it enervates'its votaries while it im
poverishes its victims. It is already
sapping the strength of the nation,
vulgarizing social life and making a
mockery of morals. The time is ripe
for its overthrow. Let us attack it
boldly, making our appeal to*' the
awakened conscience of the nation in
(the name of the counting room
which it .has defiled, in the name of
business honor which it has sullied
in the name of the ?eonle whom it
has oppressed, in the name of the
bornes which it.has despoiled, and in
the name of religion upon which it
has placed the stigma of hypocricy.
And, if I may be permitted to sug
gest a battle hymn, I propose a staza
strongest of the poems of Scotland's
but slightly changed from one of the
"Columbia! My dear, my native soil!
For whom my wannest wish to
Heaven is sent! ,
Long may thy hardy sons of rustic
Be blest with health and "eace and
sweet content !
And, 0, may Heaven their simple lives
From Luxury's contagion,.weak and
Then, thro' unearned wealth to wick
ed ness ue lent,
A virtuous populace may risc and
A wall of fire,around their much lov
Short Weight Lard.
Chicago,, III., Special.-City Sealer
Joseph Grein directed that suits be
instituted against Armour & Com
pany, Nelson Morris & Company,
Swift & Company and the Anglo
American Provision Company on a
charge of selling short weight lard.
The city scaler declared that he and
one of his inspectors purchased five
pound pails of lard at the stock yards
and found them to be from three tu
twelve ounces short iu weight.
National Federation Postoffice Clerks
postoffice clerks from six cities of the
West met and formed a national
union under the auspices of the Am
erican Federation of Labor. The or
ganization, which will be known as
the National Federation of Postof
fice Clerks, is the first national labor
union to be composed exclusively of
Dead in Pool of Blood.
Baltimore, Special.-Lying face
downward in a pool of blood' and up
on a 38-calibre pistol, the dead body
of Gilbert H. Waters was found in
Eutaw- Place synagogue, with which
he was prominently connected in an
official capacity. No one seems able
to assign a cause for the deed. The
dead man was prominent in insur
ance circles. ? The coroner gave a
certificate of death by suicide.
Pan-American Congress Over.
Rio de Janeiro, By Cable.-The in
ternational Pan-American conference
closed. General Rio Branco, the for
eign minister of Brazil, made a fare
well address, expressing the govern
ment's appreciation of having lice,
the conference here and declaring
that the results would be great t(
wards world-peace. At a brillia' .
ball at the foreign office following t!it
session, the officials and the hijjh?.':;i
people of societ;; attended.
SOUTH THEIR .HOME
Booker Washington Addresses
DEPLORES CRIMINAL TENDENCY
At Convention of Negro Business
League, the Race's Leader in This
Country Speaks With Candor and
Force of Crimes Committed ty Ne
gros, irorth and South, and
Bemedy Therefor-Criminal Negro
Must be Got Bid of aa Curse to
Bace-No Worse Enemies to Busi
ness Progress Than Lynchers and
Those Who Provoke Lynching.
Atlanta, Ga., Spacial-The seventh
annual session of the National Kegro
Business League, of which Booker T.
Washington is president, opened :ere
with over a thousand negroes m
ali parts of the country pr .t.
Speeches of welcome were madi :)y
Mayor Pro Tem Harwell and Pi ii
dent Sam D. Jones, of the chamber
of commerce, which were responded
to by the more prominent negro
The meeting was called to order by
W. B. Matthews, president of the
local organization, who made the
opening address. The regular pro
gramme of the convention was then
taken up and a number of speecheB
on various industries discussed by
negro business men. The sessions
will continuo three days.
The principal feature of the night
session was the annual address of
the president of the organization,
Booker T. Washington.
After explaining the objects of the
National Negro Business League,
Booker T. Washington, in his annual
address as president of the league,
said in part:
"We believe that while the world
may pity a crying, whining race, it
seldom respects it. We belieye that
the influence of one great success in
really accomplishing something that
the world respects will go farmer in
promoting our interests. Let con
structive progress be the dominant
note among us in every section of
South Negro's Best Home.
"Right here in Georgia we have
abundant evidence that the negro is
learning this lesson at a rapid rate.
It is safe to say that the negro in
Georgia owns at least $20,000,000^
worth of taxable proprerty and that
our people in other sections of the
South have made almost equal
progress. Within the past year I
have inspected and studied tthe con
ditions and progress of our people in
the Northern and Western States,
and I have no hesitation in reaffirm
ing my opinion that the Southern
States offer the best permanent abode
for the masses of our people. \
"There is much that the brave, in
telligent, patriotic white men of
America can do for us; there is much
we can do for ourselves. The execu
tive authorities should se that every
law is enforced, regardless of race
or color; that the weak are protected
against injustice from the strong.
We have examples in several South
ern States that this is being done in
an encouraging degree.
Must Get Bid of Criminals.
"On the negro's part we have a
duty. Our "leaders should see to it
that the criminal negro is got rid of
whenever possible. Making all al
lowance for mistakes, injustice and
the influence of racial pride, I have
no hesitation in saying that one of
the elements in our present situa
tion that gives me most concern is
the large number of crimes that are
being committed by members of oui
race. The negro is committing too
much crime, North and South. The
crime of lynching everywhere and at
all times should be condemned and
those who commit crime of any na
ture should be condemned. Our
Southland today has no greater
enemy to business progress than
lynchers and those who provoke
"We cannot be too frank or too
strong in discussing the harm that
the committing of crime is doing our
race. Let nu stand up straight and
speak out and act in no uncertain
terms in this direction. Let us do
our part, and then let us call on the
whites to do their part.
"Right here in the South there are
more things upon which the races
agree than upon which they disagree.
There is no section of the South
where the negro farmer, mechanic,
merchant and banker cannot And en
couragement, opportunity and pros
perity. In this respect let us not
overlook the fact that many similar
opportunities are at our door."
Negroes Threaten to Lynch.
Macon, Ga., Special.-A special to
The Telegraph from Valdosta, Ga,
says: A 5-year-old negro girl was
brutally treated by a negro man here.
The child is in a dangerous condi
tion. #The negro population openly
threatens to lynch the assailant. Thc
chief of police is exercising his au
thority to protect the prisoner from
Shaw's Southern U?mpaign.
Washington, Special. -Secretary
Shaw will leave Washington on Sep
tember 7 for a campaign tour through
the South. On September 8 he will
speak in one .of the cities in Virginia
but winch one has not ben selected.*
On the 10th h? will speak at Winston,
N. C., on the 11th at States'ville, N.
C., on tho 12th at Asheville, N. C,
on the 13th at Knoxville, Tenn., on
the 14th at Nashville, Tenn.,, and on
the 15th at Memphis. ^_^(.
SOUTH CAROLINA CROPS
Condition of South Carolina Gr?ps
For Week Ending Monday, Aug. 27,
1906, as Given Out by th? De
The weather was partly cloudy to
cloudy, and generally sultry, the en
tire week, in. the|eastei^i and central
counties, but some-days were' clear,
early11 - - extreme
Thu T sd about
portia t one de
spree" a them and
southe e was an
unusw ;he daily
minimi ing the
week. ; um tem
on the" ninimum
tempen t Green
ville OE *
Then ling and
thunder of the
State, a f places
rain fell k. The
central j -cceived
the hea ly, but
some pl ounties
est local hes at
tion was -J. W.
For ^*iig Week."
The Ch amber-of Commerce's com
mittee on State fair met to considei
the matter of bringing attractions
here this year. ^I? has been decided
to have an "At?d^Lang Syne" week
in connection withlthe State fair, and
South Carolinians^from all over the
United States are invited to take part
in the home-coming;. The railroads
have been asked: tojgive reduced rates
from all parts-of^the country. The
occasion of this home-comin?? celebra
tion is tbe 30th?anmversary of the vic
tory of Wade ' Hampton and tho
Democrats and the $verthBOW of Radi
cal misrule. It i?|?uroposed to have
a parade showing1 . .in typical manner
the devloument Sf South Carolina
since that time. JPhe feature of the
parade will be a*^critter company"
or a band of mot?n ted men in red
shirts, the unifopi-iw^icK drove terror
to hearts oraven'^viJ^L crime and guilt.
It is proposed.;^ hafvthe riders in this
parade be "meh^who-t?ok-*part' in- the?
actual termoil which-made great the
leaders in that campaign. The details
?f this feature of "old home" week
are to be worked out and suggestions
will be received with pleasure by Mr.
E. B. Clark, secretary of the Cham
ber of Commerce. Any ideas which
will add to the pleasure of fair week
will be appreciated. Manager K. G.
Barkoot, the carnival man, is here
trying to muke a contract for fair
week. He says he has new shows
engaged and can give a midway ex
tending from the postoffice to the
State house, down Gervis to the Sea
board Air Line passenger station
and occupying part of the space in
Assembly street. Dollita, the little
woman who attracted so much atten
tion here last fair week, is a mother.
The baby is nearly a year old and
weighs 14 pounds. Fair week is just
eight weeks hence and preparations
will be started at once to make this
a great home-coming week for South
Carolinians residing in other States.
Wounds Prove Fatal.
Spartanburg, Special-Charles Rav
en, who was shot by his brother-in-law
Henry Seay, died at his home near the
Arkwright Cotton Mill. The cause of
the trouble between the men is attri
buted to a misunderstanding relative
to family matters. Seay, who is a
member of the fire, department is in
Chester's New Building.
Chester, Special.-The work of
moulding and manufacturing concrete
blocks for the two-story building of
Mr. T. L. Eberhardt, corner Main
and Wylie streets, began a few days
ago. The work will be pushed rapid
ly. The building will have a frontage
of over 70 feet on Main street and a
depth of 100 feet or more on Wylie
street. The corner store on the first
floor will be occupied by the post
office under a five-year contract. The
work is to be completed by January
1. Th building will contain desides
the uostofflce, two -store rooms an
Main street and one on Wylie street.
Negro Boy Killed.
Spartanburg, Special.-James Pil
grim, a young negro boy about 15
years of age, was instantly killed in
front of the furniture factory of the
Lim Furniture company, while en
deavoring to board an outgoing
freight train. The boy was in the
employ of the factory and shortly
after the whistle blew for dinner
endeavored to board the freight train.
Chile Declines Rothschild Offer.
Valparaiso, By Cable.-A state of
6eige continues here and nobody is
allowed on the streets after 6 o'clock
in the evening. There have been
some accidents as the result of thc
use of dynamite in blowing up dam
aged buildings. President Riesco has
replied to an offer of the European
banking firm of Rothschild to help
sufferers from the earthquake, sayin.2
that he hopes Chil?an resources wil
hg sufficient for this purpose,
MINOR MATTERS OF INTEREST
Uhf United State* Consul-General
at Canton reports that the loss to Am
ericans by the Chinese boycott on
goods imported from the United
States will not exceed $1,250,000.
Senator Foraker, of Ohio, in an
interview, discusses the possibility
that he may not be endorsed by the
Ohio Republican Convention because
he did not support the President hi
all matters .of legislation.
There is a suspicion that the revo
lution in Cuba has the support of a
syndicate well supplied with capital.
R. L. Yates, who disappeared from
his home in Danville March 13 and
had been given up for dead, has writ
ten to 'his father from Kentucky.
Two wildcats are at large in the
vicinity of Chester, W. Va., and are
terrorizing the surrounding country.
The scaricity of coast guard re
cruits for the Virginia and Carolina
coasts is said to be a serious menace
William Jett Lauck, of Keyser, is
being, boomed for the Democratic
nomination for Congress from the
Second West Virginia district.
Miss Vinnie Embrick was killed
by an electric car in Richmond while
studying ber Sunday school lesson
on her way to church.
Lynchburg authorities report the
tobacco crop outlook in that section
of Virginia the best in years.
The*New York immigration author
ities ordered the deportation of the
Hebrew orphans who arrived on the
Amerika, but an appeal has been
The sailing of the nag ship Maine
from New York was delayed on ac
count of the death of the coxswain.
It is stated that the cause of the
hard times in the silk business is
the adulturation of the fabric, caus
ing revolt of the purchasers.
The electrification of the line of the
New York, New Haven and Hartford
Railroad means the employment, it is
is said, of motermen at $3.50 per day,
instead of from $6 to $10.
Capt. Nathan Appleton, author,
traveler and Panama canal promoter,
i who was recently divorced and was to
be married again, died in Boston.
President Palma and his cabinet
are considering a proclamation of
amnesty to Cuban insurgents who lay
down their arms within 30 days.
"" General"Min; commander, .of :: the
Semiriovsky Regiment and who was
active in putting down the Moscow
revolt, was killed at the Peterhof rail
way station bv a girl.
The death as the result of the
bomb explosion in Premier Stolypin's
home now number 32.
The Chilean Government has drawn
up a plan for the reconstruction of
President Rosevelt is the target
of the heavy guns of the English
press for his spelling reform order.
The legislative committee which in
vestigated the Williamsburg Insane
Asylum failed to agree and will sub
mit majority and minority reports.
Bids were opened in Washington
for sites for Federal buildings in Fair
mont and Grafton, W. Va.
Mr. Gustavus C. Jacobs, owner of
the Riverside plantation in Chester
field county, Virginia, was killed by a
kick from a horse.
The Gould Western Pacific system
i* extending its lines into Oregon.
Dr. Lee B. Boyers, a physician, and
Dr. A. R. Badgely, a dentist, were ar
rested in Fairmont, W. Va., charged
by Dr. G. W. Keener, an optician,
with performing a criminal operation.
A report of the chief clerks of the
two houses of Congress shows the
appropriations of the last session to
have totaled $879,589,185.16, an in
crease or $59,404,505.20 over the pre
vious year's budget.
Mr. Lewis P. Nelson, 87 years old,
of Culpepper, Va., is dead.
The negro troops at Brownville,
Texas, have been ordered to a front
ier post as a result of the recent shoot
ing affray in which they killed one
white man and wounded another.
The Isthmian Canal Commission has
invited bide to furnish 2,500 Chinese
coolies to dig the Panama canal, pre
scribing almost prohibitive conditions.
The Pasiflc Mail Steamship Com
pany's steamer Manchuria went
aground on a reef at Rabbit Island,
one of the Hawaiian group, and all
the passengers were taken ashore. -
Dispatches from Chile show that
the panic resulting from the earth
quake has subsided, and Government
is active in taking relief measures.
In an interview, Alexander Guch
off said the Czar's intentions are good
but he is in ignorance of the real
vice-President Fairbanks was given
in enthusiastic reception at Fort Ben
jamin Harrison, Indiana, where he re
yiewed the troops.
Stewart Battle, telegraph operator
at Collier's Station, un Hie Atlantic
Joost Line railroad, was killed by
ightning while at work at his key.
The Cuban Government is much
disturbed over the revolutionary
novement directed against President
William Jennings Bryan sailed for
librae from Giberallar.
Tunis, By Cable-A violent tornado
accompanied by a terrifie hail storm
and lightning killed eight farmers
md hundreds of head of cattle,
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