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MARTIN OBJECTS TO ANOTHER
OP ANSEL'S APPOINTMENTS.
Thinks Precedent Will Hold- When
New Board is Named-Will Not
Columbia, Special.-The appoint
ment by Gov. Ansel of Haync F. Rice '
of Aiken as a member of the State
board of education to fill out the un*
expirel tenn of J. E. 'Boland resign*
ed from thc second district, has
caused Mr. 0- B. Martin, the State
superintendent of education to write
Gov. Ansel that thc selection is not
satisfactory because Mr. Rire is a
lawyer end not an educator. The let^- j
ter also makes the interesting state- (
mont that Mr. Martin will not be
candidate for thc office he now oc
The situation in what is called the
"cabinet" by thc newspaper men is
rather strained. Soiac time ago Gov.
Ansel announced that he had offered
the vacancy in the second district to
Hon.. John C. Sheppard, Superintend*
cnt Martin wrote thc'govCrnor a very
strong letter of protest and in the con
troversy Mr. Sheppard declined to
servp.\ Thc vacancy remained until
after the meeting of t?he State board
of . education last month and when
the appointment was announced
Tuesday it was supposed that har
mony once more prevailed. Thc let*
ter notifying"'Mi1. Martin of the ap
pointment was as follows:
Hon. 0. B. Martin, State Superin
tendent of Education. Columbia. S.
Dear Sir: I have appointed the
Hon. Haync F. Rice, Aiken, S. C. as
a member of the State board of edu
cation to fill the unexpired tenn of
Prof. J. E. Boland, resigned. Mr.
Rice has taken great interest in
school matters for years and I feel
sure that he will make a very use- !
ful members of thc board of educa
Yours very tinily,
M. F. Ansel,
Mr. Martin received this and at.
once replied with the letter publish-.
ed below. In^talking over thc,mat-,
ter he said that he did not wish to j
withdraw fronihis educational work,,
as ho planned it: He believed, how-1
jever that when thc .terms of thc
members of the present board expir
ed Gov. Ansel would appoint lawyers
or men who. are udt familiar with ?
educational work and thus interfere j
with the work of the educational de
The announcement by Mr. Martin
that he would not be a candidate for
reelection will probably cause a num.
ber of announcements to be issued
shortly. He was regarded as the
strongest mari in the coming cam
paign for the office and therefore his
removal will change thc line-up con-.
siderably. So- far only one man has
announced himself. E. C. Elmore of
Spartanburg, but several others arc
spoken of for entrance.
Mr. Martin's letter to Gov. Ansel
was as follows:
Hon. M. F. Ansel, Governor, Colum
bia, S. C.
Chester's Probate Judge.
Columbia, Suecial.- Gov. Ansel
has ordered an election iii Chester
county for November 26 for a suc
cessor to the late Jno. R. Culp.judne
of probate. This office was offered
J. A.-Blake but he recently wrote
Gov. Ansel that he would shortly
move to Alabama and it was neces
sary to order an election for a suc
J. B. Watson For Congress.
Anderson, Special.-Mr. J. Belton
Watson, a former representative of
this county, will announce himself
a candidate for congress to succeed
Wyatt Aiken. His friends have been
talking of the race for him for some
time and when approached by a
correspondent he admitted that he
was figuring on coming out for some
office and said that it would in all
probability be for congress on an
anti-immigration platform. The al
ready announced condidates are Con
gressman Wyatt Aiken and Solicitor
Julius E. Boggs.
To Overhaul School Houses.
Anderson^ Special.-At a meeting
of the city council an appropriation
was made for so much as is necessary
to overhaul all of the city school
buildings - refurnishing, painting,
'deaning up, etc. lt was also decided
to purchase several new horses for
the fire department and to order an
election on th? matter of a new char
ter for this city. The present char
ter expires as soon as the legislature
Stepped on a Rusty Nail.
Union, Special.-Thc first case of
lockjaw that has developed in Union
county in a number of years in that
of Mr. E.-G. May who was operated
^n last Friday. Over a week aa:o Mr.
May who is a carpenter, accidently
stepped on ?*nail. He had been en
gaged in tearing down some houses
preparatory to rebuilding them. One
of the boards had a'rusty nail in" it
abd this was the cause of the trouble
Mr. May- is in a precarous condition.
lina in Condensed form ||
Dear Sir: Your' letter pitying
me b? the appointment pi Mr^'H- Fi
Rice of-Aiken bar as 'a member of
the State , beard - of education avas
promptly received. So voil hi
ceeded ih appointing a lawyer
so in not consulting thc off!
is resp&asible to the people
conduct o fthe educational a
the Stale. I wish that it were pos^
sibre for me to think-0
in this whole mattel
small-minded, offich .'
ous.' I prefer to thir
nor of my State as
potential and statesm
I note that you saj
has taken an interest
ters. Likewise many
men have taken an i
hut it does riot folh
should be put upon
bench. They are hare
to examine applicants i
t? the bar and to disch
merous. complicated but
ties of the supreme cour
To take iv chrtritablS ^
situation' 1 believe you u
to grasp the duties of a
the State board of educati
time ago when you mad? y?
appointment ot A lawyer
board I characterized yoi
with such language as seeme
time appropriate. I applied
tard plaster which -afterwan
ed rather pungent. The -ec
is now bearing down Upon
you are furnishing a concret
plification of the charade
above referred to. The ap
Whom I shall designate as
No. 2 happened to be too broa<
ed a man to accept any ?ppon
in a department whose head
been ignored. Appointee lawyi
3, "Prof" Rice of. Aiken bar
be a similiar calibre but if I .
believe the report given to the
concerning his appointment I s
say that he is at least ambij
amphibious, ambidextrous, ub;
ous, and indeterminiato. These ?
acteristics may appeal to you. As
perhaps know you have next year
appointment of the remaining TL
bers of the State aboard of educai
with the exception of the secret
who" holds the position ex o?Bcio
State superintendent of educati
and ? have the supreme satisfacti
of knowing that I do not have to i
with them nor be bound by their ac
ions, I wish to give you the pleast?
pf knowing here and now that I sha
not be. a member of' that board au
longer, than is necessary for me t
discharge my dutiesjamd obligation
to the people- of Soaffi Carolina. IV
two terms I have baM elected Stat?
superintendent of eduction -without1
opposition. I have ^discharged my
duties fearlessly and'Sdgorously. .1
feel the satisfaction of having done,
some good for my people. I shall
not ask for reelection. I mention this
in order that you may indulge and
cherish the fond hope of getting a
satellite of your own ilk. I am some
what in thc position of the old wo
man who went into a dry goods store
and asked for three yards of red
ribbon.- The clerk was very bow
leeired; He started across the store
and said: "Walk this way." The
old woman said, "No sir! I'll do
without the ribbon before I'il walk
dat way." And I'll do Avithout my
ribbon before I'll walk your way.
?. B. Martin.
Stale Superintendent of Education
Gov. Ansel t was out of the city
but it is very doubtful if he will
make a statement on his return.
Miss Cahrlotte Powe Dead.
Cheraw, Special.-Miss Charlotte
Powe, daughter of Mrs. James .11,
Powe of this place, died at Asheville,
N. C., Thursday night, after avery
short sickness. Her body will be
brought here for interment. She was
greatly Vved and admired here,
where s' had many relatives -arid
Two Young White Men Rob a Ne
Kershaw, Special.-Some little ex
citement prevailed in town, when in
response to a telephone message from
Heath Springs, - th? chief of police
and two. or three assistants armed
themselves and started out toward
Heath Springs to capture two young
white men, headed this way, after
breaking into a colored man's house
and appropriating unto themselves
one pistol, razor, suit of clothes and
some minor articles.
. Tampered With Mail Boxes.
Orangeburg, Specia?. - Hampton
Durr and Dennis Davis, two young
white men, living near St. George,
were arrested by Deputy United
States Marshal A. Fishcher of Or
angeburg, on a warrant sworn out by
Postoflice Inspector Gregory, cbarg-^jl
iug them with maliciously damaging
and destroying rural letter boxes:
Death of Mr. W. E. Burgess.
Manning, Special.-The news from
Baltimore of the death of Mr. W. E.
Burgess reached, herc mid niany
hearts are said at the news of th? un
timely death of one of Manning's
most prominent young men, who by
bis uneering pluck and perseverance
lias accumulated a good share of this
world's goods and won for himself a
reputation that is worthy of [note.
The deceased was a man of unufeuallv
pleasant address and made a bist bf
friends wherever he went.
Will Bmltl'?fc?c^ted at Inman, S. 0.,
and Carried Bac>?^oJPriEori--Notli
ins Heard of Two Otn^vM^en Who
Columbia , Special.-Will . Smithy
who made a sensational escape from
the penitentiary a few clays ago with
Hairy Dean, was returned to the pen
itentiary " early Saturday morning,
having been captured at Inman,
where he had gone to see relatives.
Former acquaintances informed on
him and penitentiary guards were
'sent there to capture him and bring
him back. Smith told Superintendent
Griffith that he waa conviiicPd nov/
that Dean had used him as a tool ty
assist him in escaping, admitting thu*
it was foolish in him to. run away
vith thc expiration of his term so
.ear ?t httiid.
Nothing has been heard so far o?
te whereabouts of Convicts Walter
lien and James Sudduth^ life-term
3 frdrn Greenville's clark cornel1
?onshin? section,; who escHpt?c?
v days after Dean and Smith got
ay. Superintendent Griffith 'has
eived a letter from Allen's wife,
ing him that she had heard ol!
husband's escape, ( but that she
not approve of his action, and
if she saw him she would cer
y advise him to come back to
penitentiary, -as hopes of his se
g a pardon at an early date
ci sb bright.
se who understand the charac
these moonshine people believe
dieu will in time surrender
\ to the authorities ; that his
in friends; wii p?rs'lnc?c him to
Trouble at McCormick.
mick, Spacial.-Henry Od
egro who has beeil working
on hand on the d & W. C.
near Bordeaux was arrested
ace Saturday evening while
eave with goods he had un
stained. He resisted and
'.onquered by force. After
istdred another negro a
?nry demanded of the of
?ey turn him loose. This
further trouble and a
igrocs began to gather
siMe purpose of rescu
The officers telephoned
from here, and a num
ponded. With the ap
is extra help the ne
frightened and dis
was being brought
i in thc calaboose, he
ie was au escaped
?orgia; that he was
mtence for murder
1 to this State, and
reward of $2Q0 for
"Smith of Georgia
once- and his secre
$75 would be paid
it Fargo^Ga. The
The killing of W.
usta by John Ca
. as just been re
ar Owens. The kili
ma at the home of Cato ai
renville on Saturday but Cham
oers.did not die until Monday. Thc
following details are all that can be
learned: It is said that both men
were drinking. They went to Cato
residence about 7 o'clock Saturday
night. They entered the house and
some lime afterwards Cato decided
Chambers was too familiar with his
wife. . Without a word jot warning
he drew a knife from his pocket and
slashed the throat of Chambers from
ear to ear. Chambers dropped to the
floor. Cato then turned . upon his
wife and stabbed her twice once in
the breast and? once in .the hip
Chambers was taken to the Augusta
hospital where he died on Monday
morning. Cato is in jail awaiting o
preliminary hearing at which time
new developments are expected.
Richmond, Va., Special.-Thc Tri
ennial General Convention of thc
Episcopal Church after busy sessions
of both houses, adjourned to meet
three years hence in Cincinnati. The
closing services which occurred at 3
o'clock Saturday afternoon in the
Holy Trinity church were in an adapt
ed form of prayer meeting. The
services were opened by the Bishop of
Dallas and two lessons were read by
Dr. R. H. McKim, president of thc
House of. Deputies. The Micene
Creed and the Collects were recited
by Bishop Doane, of Albany, and the
address replacing the pastoral letter
was made by Bishop Tuttle, chairman
of the House of Bishops. A great
crowd 'rushed for thc doors of the
church when they were opened at
2:30 o'clock, and fully ?5,000 persons
were refused admittance. Many of
the bishops and deputies left on a
special train late this afternoon foi
Government Makes Appointments.
The governor has apoiuted J. P*.
Kennedy Bryan school commissioner
of Charleston, vice G. Lamb Buist,
leeeased. Thc anointment was made
apon, the recommendation of the Col
lege of Charleston. Ile also appoint:
?d J.. H. Robinson game warden for
Columbia, Special.-Reports , are
coming in from all over the county
that the second crop of Irish pota
toes has been greatly damaged by the
early frosts. Some say there willr
not be a third crop and some say a
half crop will be realized. This will
mean a loss of thousands of doTlars
to Maury county. The second crop
of Irish potatoes is one of the larg
est that is raised in the" county and
is always looked upon as the farmers'
net profits for the year.
A STRIKING SPEECH
Secretary Taft Expresses His
Desire to Be Private Citizen
IN HIS PHILIPPINE ADDRESS
At a Banquet in Manila the Secretary
Says His Visit Two Years Hence
Will Probably Be as a Private Citi
zen-Audience Not Struck With
His Personal Bemarks.
Manila, By Cable.-At a banquet
given in bis honor in this city Sec
retary of War William H. Taft made
ft most significant satemmt. He was
referring to tho fact that he had
already Visited the Philippine Islands
three times, and in expressing his in
tention to come herc again he said:
"I hope another two years to visit
Manila again, but then I probably
wiil come as a private citizen."
Th? significance of Mr. Taft's re
mark in relation in the chance of his
nomination for the presidency next
year did not seem to strike his audi
ence. The Secretary 's speech Was re
ceived with much enthusiasm by the
representatives of the Filipinos pres
ent when he declared the government
was anxious and ready to help the
business prosperity of the isl?hds.
Secretary Taft opened his address
by-declaring that the future prosper
ity of the Philippine Islands depend
ed primarily on the Filipinos them
selves. They must make progress as
a nation before they could obtain the
benefit's realized by other nations and
it was the duty of business men and
others contemplating investment in
the Philippines to help the natives
better their condition. It was with
the most intense satisfaction that he
came to the islands today and found
tlein quieter than ever before iii
He was glad the Assembly had
been established and hoped it would
take over some of the responsibility
of government. He said to capitalists
and others looking for franchises and
concessions that another power had
arisen in the land and that hereafter
they must come to the Assembly with
their requests He had no doubt the
Assembly would carefully consider
all questions affecting the welfare of
the islands. That it would not only
look out for the interests of thc
people but would welcome with Lib
erality the investment of foreign cap
ital so absolutely necessary to the
development of thc Philippines. The
existence of the Assembly would
strengthen the hand of the govern
mncii iMUiiuuu iu TUU wcicuuiiis..,
. .This was the beginning of a period
of prosperity, the speaker asserte?i,
and he trusted that under it every
body would be happy and content
. 'Thc Secretary declared that he was
not ashamed of anything in the is
lands and urgedthe Americans herc
to make every effort to bring the
Filipino people to a realization of
their wonderful opportunities. He
had been to the Philippines three
times already and he hoped in anoth
er two years to visit the islands again,
but then'he probably would come as
? private, citizeu
Mr Taft's speech was greeted at
the close with cheers
This afternoon Secretary Taft laid
the corner stone of the first perma
nent school house built in Manila un
der the American regime. He deliv
ered a short address to the pupils of
the school in which he congratulated
them upon the event.
To Go To New York.
Atlanta, Ga., Special.-It was an
nounced here that John Temple
Graves, editor of The Atlanta Geor
gian and News, and considered one rf
the South's most gifted journalists |
and authors, has accepted thc chief )
editorship of the New York Ameri
can. It is understood that Colonel
Graves will assume his new position
about November. 15th
Poured Oil on Fire and Stove Ex
New York, Sp3cial.-As a result ol
pouring oil on a fire in a stove Mrs.
Phoebe Goldstein, of Brooklyn, and
six" of her eleven children were badly
burned. Mrs. Goldstein and a son,
David, aged 25, are likely to die, the
latter from inhaling the flames. An
explosion followed Mrs. Goldstein's
attempt to light the fire with kero
sene, setting the' woman's clothing
afire. Crazed with fright she ran
through the house, setting fire to cur
tains and beds. The children were
burned in attempting to aid their
Charles W. Schwab announced that
thc Union Iron Worts may be per
Export orders aggregating 360,000
tons have ben decline 1 by the bitu
minous cf al operators owing to scarce
ty of coal and cars, and the price
of the fuel is expected to advance.
Four men and thre women werz
killed by Yaqui Indians.
Another earthquake shock was re
corded by the Washington seismo
Harriman feels so su
in the Illinois Central J?
offered Fish's ]
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