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President Taft Take
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Snow Storm F
Washington, Special.-With all
" tte homage that assembled thousands,
representative ol every State,- almost
every hamlet, of the nation could pay,
the accompaniment of martial music,
.tho rythmic tramp of soldiers' feet,
the echo of saluting guns, the un-,
checked* enthusiasm privileged : only
to a free people of a great republic,
' William Howard Taft, of Ohio,
Thursday became the twenty-seventh
... President bf the United. Stat?s.
And not without its influence upon
the day and the epoch-making event
Was the exit of Theodore Roosevelt
heralded by countless admirers for
' seven years past as the most pictur
esque/ the most virile, and one of the
greatest figures ever npon the stage
of American public life.
Panoramic Decorations. .
The inspiring ^medley of national
airs, of; folk, songs, of blood-stirring
marches,. floats over a kal?idscppk I
? ,~??'?>, .wind-flapping bunt
er, every form an*d manner of dec
oration that could- be devised < in
honor of the nation's chief plays its
silent tribute to the day.
By dusk the pageant passing in con
stant review before the Court of
Honor had its end; the light of day
yielded the scepter to the most gor
geous and 'brilliant illumination of
the Capitol ever attempted j the hiss
of skyrocket, the jubilant crack and
boom' of every form of pyrotechnic
deyic? was heard ; the rumble of car
\ xiages, the shouted command of of
""ficers, the beginning of the ina?gual
baih came in for, their own.
Tho escort from the White House
-to ihe Capitol consisted of members
of the G. A. R.', United Spanish War
Veterans, and, the Army and Navy
The Vice President entered the
Senate chamber just before noon,
and in a speech filled with emotion;
expressed his. regret.,at parting with
that body. . The scene was an- affect
. Vice President Sherman.'
Vice President -Fairbanks^ in ' his
?npst impressive manner, then admin
istered the oath to his"* successor. This
impressive feature over,Mr. Fair
banks handed " the gavel to Viee
v President Sherman, the retiring Viee
. President taking a seat near Speaker
Cannon. Mr. Sherman then began
his short inaugural address.
At its conclusion he admimatered
the oath of the new Senators, some
of them re-elected, " and then ft-rmal
?ly adjourned the Senate. Gradually
'tte procession, began to move to the
:Sehate Chamber where President
v <>eleet Taft was inducted into office.
Takes the "Oath. ';
In all the day replete with histpry
.: ;tnaking events the one great supreme
.moment was that when the shouting
'thousands ceased their acclaim, a
. cdlemn hush fell over the multitude,
. and the President-elect with hand up
SEVERE STORM ON HI5
'J .A fearful storm struck thfe nation
* - again on the historic 4th of March.
;A ^Washington, special says: Much
' .Vu^ering- w^s cansi?i.an?ong the vast
inauguration crowd'here byrthe win
try ? jtfsnds, the slush Under foot and
, freezing temperature. ~ Two persons
were reported, dead as a result of ex
posure ?and many ! other persons are
All the hospitals report that they
have treated numerous cases of ex
COLD HILL NOW RIVA
Salisbury, N. C., Special-Sorpass
ing the reports from Alaska of the
immense discoveries of gold are the
? (finds" being ma#e at Gold Hill, Row
an county. At ii depth of 400 feet
'"^Wer' ground a y ein was op?ned yield-,
? "?ng $1,210 per ton iv. gold! while it
is Said much of the ere will-assay, on'
less than $4,020 per ion: The ore is
being, shipped in bags bv express to
the Balhach Smeltering (ind Refining
';..Company. Nrw?rk. Nr J.
? M?", ??eyrffiRa i? now nt, Gcl J R:II
s Oath of Office in
ecause of Bliadiag
lifted, unfalteringly uttered the oath
"I do solemnly swear ^at I will
faithfully execute. the office of Pres
ident of the Uni?ed States, and will
to the best of my ability preserve, pro
tect, and defend the Constitution of
the United States," kissed an open
Bible in the hands of Chief Justice
Melville W. Fuller, and stood erect
-President of the greatest nation on
After, his inaugural address
hundreds pressed about . to grasp
his hand, until at last he slipped
away to the President's room in the
j Senate, where he rested a few min
utes before beginning the return to
the White House.
The retiring President loath to di
vide the honor with his successor,
quietly began the journey to the
Union Station, where he took a spec
ial train for Oyster Bay.
The new President and Mrs. Taft
were alone in the first carriage, and
the drive from the Capitol to the
White;" Hoijse down P.ennsy'
?venue _c onsumec. ' only ab?nt T
Immediately after a hasty lunch
eon \ the Presidential joarty .. proce?ded
down the curved walk 3t the western
side of the White House grounds and
took their position in the reviewing
stand in the Court of Honor.
The parade was several miles in
length, and was more than three
hours in passing the reviewing point.
It formed in streets surrounding the
Who Made Up the Parade.
The greatest event, in the life of
William Howard Taft, now President
of the United States, was now practi
cally over. More than 22,000 soldiers
and sailors, regular and volunteer,
and more than 9,000 members of
civic organizations were in the great
parade, a total of nearly 32,000 per
The fireworks programme, which
began at 8:30 o'clock contained fifty
numbers, and embraced 1,000 rocket
bombs, 500 batteries,' 600 colored
lights, 2 tons of colored fire, 50 bal
loons, 10,000 Roman candles) and 750
sky rockets: One of the unique fea
tures was a pillar of light 100 feet
high, which was seen for "miles
around. The Star Spangled Banner
was unfurled 1,000 feet in the air. and
the word, "Taft" appeared in let
ters of fire m the sky. This feature
was accompanied ' by an aerial salute
of: twenty-one guns. The most spec
tacular piece was a "battle in the
skies." . - ,
President Taft Leads the Dance.
President Taft and Vice President
Sherman arrived at the ball at 9:30
p.-m., when the grand march began,
which was led by Mr. Taft, wljo also
?danced in the first waltz. Th? bril
liant uniforms of the army and navy
the gorgeous dress of the diplomatic
corps, and the expensive costumes of
the women, ali went to make a scene
that will long linger in- the memories'
of the beholders.
5TORIC 4TH OF MARCH
haustion among\persons who stood
for many hours" inv tte ; slush, and
snow viewing the inaugural.parade.
News from New -York says: As
a result of a blizzard 'which swept
down unannounced Wednesday night,
the middle Atlantic Seaboard from
New York to Norfolk found itself
buried in an avalanche of sndw and
swept by destructive winds. For a
time conditions, seemed to threaten a
repetition 'of the blizzard of 1888.
iLS ALASKA IN YIELD
giving personal supervision to th?
developments there. The Gold" Hil)
Consolidated Company,, has a capital
of $6,000,000, and the Union Coppei.
Mines Company, has a capital of $3,
000,000. It was in one of the four
teen shafts of the latter property
that the startling discover.' was
made. A large force of men are en
gaged in operating the mines, whick
for yeats .'irive been regarded af
ftme?;? the richest in thc United
THE NEW CABINET
Statesmen Who Will Be Taft's Coun
Of great interest to the country at
this time is the Cabinet which is to
be "President Taft's official family for
the present administration. The
following sketches of the men chosen
by the incoming president, arek taken
from a recent article in the Philadel
Secretary of State.
Philander Chase Knox was born
at Brownsivlle Pa., in 1835. He
graduated at Mt. ' Union College,
Ohio, in 1872; was admitted to thc
bar in 1875. From 1876 .to. 1877 he
was a'ssistant United, States district
attorney. In 1901 he was appointed
Attorney General of the United
States by President McKinley and
retained the post under Presidents
McKinley and Roosevelt, until 1904,
when he was appointed by Governor
?ennypacker to succeed the late M.
S. Quay as United States senator
from Pennsylvania. He has been in
thc Senate ever, since.
Secretary of the Treasury.
Franklin MacVoagh, a brother of
Wayne MncVeagh. who was a mem
ber of thc- Garfield cabinet, was born
in Chester county, Pennsylvania, and
graduated in 1862. from Yale and in
1S64 from the Columbia Law School.
On account of ill-health gave up the
profession and went to Chicago,
where he embarked in mercantile
pursuits. He was Democratic condi
date for the United States senate
from I?lionois in 1S94 but was de
fe/aieu. He is president of the Bu
reau of Charities and Municipal Art
is a member of the exceutive' com
mittee of the National Civic Federa
tion anrl is vice-president of the Am
ericai: Civic Association.
Secretary of War.
Jacob McGavoc Dickinson was
born at Columbus, Mi.?s., in 1831,
and graduated from the University
of Nashville in 1871. He served sev
eral times by special commission of.
the Tennessee supreme court. Fjprim
1S95 to 1897 he was assistant'attor
nev general of the United _?iates. In
politcs he has generally bjr?n a Demo
crat. He will be appointed as from
Tennesee. He is president of the
American Bar/Association. He
weighs 270 potinds and is G feet'3
inches in height. He is weal th v. He
and Mr. ?Ptft call each other "Bill"
< Attorney General,
j?eorge W. Wickershnm is a native
J5? Pennsylavnia. was born in Pitts
burg in 1858. He graduated at the
University of Pennsylvania, with the
deeree of L.L. B. in 1880. In Martin
dale's American Law Directory he is
rated as "very good" in legal ability
and "very high" under the classifi
cation of recommendations-these
are thc highest and most laudable
ratings contained in the directory.
Mr. Wickersham has been'particular
ly prominent in corporation law, and
in this respect resembles his two nrei.
decessors-S?nirt?r" Knox and Sena
Franfc"Iiarris Hitchcock, has been a
government official nearly ever since
he graduated from Harvard in 1891.
He was born in 1867. He held various
clerkships, bureau chieftainships, etc.
and finally became assistant post
master general. He took charge of
the campaign of George B. Cortel
you for the presidential nomination,
but when this boom was squelched
was invited to become manager for
the Taft boom which he did.
Secretary of the Navy.
George Von Lengerke Meyc , now
postmaster general, was born in 1858,
graduated from Harvard in 1879. He
is very wealthy. He was speaker of
the house in Massachusetts in 1894,
and was appointed ambassador to
Italy in 1900. In 1905 he was trans
ferred to Russia, and in 1907 was re
called to becc-me a member of Presi
dent Roosevelt's cabinet.
Secretary of the Interior.
Richard Achiles Ballinger was
born in Oh'o in 1858, and after
graduating in 18SG from Williams
College, Massachusetts, removfd to
Seattle, Wash. He has written a
number of volumes upon the law,
seved one term as a superior court
judge, one term as mayor of Seattle,
and has since 1907 been commissioner
of the general land office.
Secretary of Agriculture.
James Wilson is a Scotchman, and
therefore the one man in the-cabinet
who could not succeed to the presi
dency. He was born in 1835, and
come to the United States in 1852,
settling in Connecticut, but went to
Iowa, where he engaged in farming.
He has been secretary of agriculture
since" 1897 and his appointment to
the Taft cabinet will (rive him a rec
ord unparalleled in cabinet service.
Secretary of Commerco and Labor.
Charles Nagel, of St. Louis, is a
native of Texas and has earned a
fortune in the practice of law..His
legal practice has been largely for
corporations. Mr. ..Nagle is extreme
ly tall and slender, thin-faced, brown
hair and mustache mixed with gray.
He was rforn in 1849. He did not
receive a college education, but sp^rrf.
one year in the University of Berlin,
where he studied Roman law, politi
cal economy, etc. After studying
abroad he returned to St. Louis in
1873 and served as a member of the
Missouri leaislaturc and as president
of thc St. Louis city council.
No State-Wide Prohibition For
South Carolina. ?
Columbia, S. C., Special.-The
House concurred in all "amendements
to the prohibition bill, thus accepting
thc local option con-promise proposed
by the Senate. The amendments to
the bill deprive it of its State-wide
character, providing that an election
bc held in thc "wet" counties to de
cide whether the sale of liquor shall
continue under the Carey-Co th ran
act. Tb? "drv" conn tirs aro not af
List of Acts Enrolled by'General
The following important acts of
general interest were ratified , by the
general assembly at the session just
ri'o incorporate the Edisto Power
company with certain rights, -privi
leges, immunities and liabilities.
To amend section 2012, volume 1,
code of laws of South Carolina, con
ferring power to condemn (lands,
streams and watersheds, and for
sewerage, ?j j
To amend sections 2383 and 2384
of the cede with reference to /renunci
ation of dower and the record there
To amend . the law in reff renee to
and to regulate, the sale, is?, con
sumption, manufacture, possession,
etc., of alcoholic liquors, in so far as
the same applies to the counties of
Charleston and - Georgetown.
To prescribe the punishment foi
rape and assault with atfempt to
rape and to provide for airing pe
positions of females in sich .cases.
To amend. 309 of the cote of laws,
so as to make a' verdict cc the . jury
and an order of the court, in . the
county where rendered a.Jien upon
thi real estate of the peron against
whom it is rendered from the rendi- |
tion thereof till the expiration of
five days from the rising a tbs cor.rt
at which same was rendeeo.
To require electric stret railway j t
companies/ to affix incloied vesti
bule's to their cars.
To fix the fees of the olffk of court
of Sumter county.
To make it unlawful t< pay divi
dends on stock in any corpration un
less the same are aciuaHy carried on
the capital stock of su?l company
and for any false statement in regard
to such company. ? j
To declare the soliciting of ordere
or offer to sell liqu/irs^^beverag?
containing pAetfEol a iisdemeanor
and to provide punishment therefor.
To repeal section 3059of ;the code
relating to the lien law Jj
STLO incorporate MarboS and South
ern Railway company* I j
To amend an act gruting.to the
United States of "Amejia tje title
of this State to and the juridiction
of this State over certiin laids on
Sullivan's Island. j
To amend an act entitled j'An act
to limit the hours ,of labor ?tx cotton
and woolen mills.'f v j. /
To prohibit the mannfac?re, sale,
barter, exchange, giving away to
induce trade, 'the ifumishig at pub
lic places or otherwise dissing of
alcohol, spirituous viuout or malt
liquors or beverages by ^at soever
name called, which a dmk to ex
cess will produce, intonation, ex
cept for sale of alcohobn certain
cases upon-certain'condilins and ex
cept the.sale of wines fqracramental
purposes and to provide malties for
the violation thereof. .
To amend an act to pee term of
office of county snpeijtendents of
education and counjh supervisors
and registers, of ^imsi^-conveyance
four years. . .. \ ?R J.
To authorize mar /?t? administer
Tb amend sectior.'l, 3 and 6 of
an act to provide f! the manner in
which owners or piectors bf any
railroad company inrporated under
the laws of other Sics or counties :
may become incorpated in this 5
State. f tit
To release beneficiy. students at- | off
tending State colleg<from the obli
gation to teach sch!, if appointed
to naval or militarjjf the United
States or to position*, the army of
the government serv?: bf the Unit
To incorporate the ices and mem
bers of Marboro lodj of Free and
Accepted Masonary /Benhettsville
under and by the naiJand style of
Marlboro lodge of M>hs.
To amend an act ^declare the
law in reference to ? 'to regulate
the manufacture, salelse, consump
tion, possession, tracprtation and
disposition of alcoholi^puors, so as
to change the competfion of the
members of the coup, dispensary
board for Richland ind Chester
To amend chapter hrticle ?, of
the code of laws of Sth; Carolina,
1902, in relation to $e insurance
of public property. [ . :
To regulate the mafacture, sale
and delivery of compcial fertili
zers and to provide fairies and
punishment for violaticof this act.
To further protecijthe public
health and the healttjf domestic
animals by providing fjthe inspec
tion of live stock imptd into the
State of South Carolinar breeding
dairy work or feeding rposes and'
to provide for the ercation and
exclusion of contagiousand infec
tions diseases of live st from the
To amend section 222>f code so
as to further define anjxtend the
liability of telegraph ?.paniss in
eases of mental anguish; suffering.
To provide for the jhase and
presentation of a silver ?ice to the
battleship South Carolij and to
make an appropriation tefor
To authorize the gov?r to par
uers on condi til"
To provide certain
be imposed upn certaimreign. in
surance companies and tain other
foreign companies for privilege
o? entering 'ind doing n'ness in
this State. |
To prohibit persons
keeping sheep-killing d<J
T6 empower the granjry to em
ploy expert accountants! to pro
vide for their compensaj.
To amend section 8 <n act en
titled "An act to.prcj for the
appointment of a bank jniner and
to define the duties of flffice."
To exempt certain ]jerty be
longing to Young Men'stistian as
sociationss in this Staf
To amend an act rj-ing rail
road companies to put
tors on passenger coach)
To provide for a mount to thc
heroism, fidelity and fotie of the
>\vmen of South Carolithring the
war between' the Confederate State!
and the United States.
To require county treasurers oj
the State to deposit in chartered
banks surplus or unused funds al
To ratify the amendment to sec
tion 7, article 8, of the constitution
relating to municipal bonded indebt
To prohibit the fradulent use oi
credit of corporations.
To repeal section 1295, volume 1,
code of laws of 1902, relating, to thc
Colored Normal, Industrial, Agricul
tural and Mechanical College of
South Carolina, and to enlarge the
powers of the .board of trustees of
To amend section 378, volume 1,
code of laws of South Carolina, 19C2,
so as to definitely fix., amount of
mileage to be paid to county boards
. To amend an act entitled "An act
to incorporate certain religious and
charitable societies for the advance
ment of education, and to renew and
to amend the charters of others here
To declare the willful or wanton
burning of any building which is in
sured a felony and to provide pun
To amend an act entitled "An act
:o provide for the issuance of bonds
n public school districts in South
To fix the salary of the mayor or
ntendant of any city or town here
ofore or hereafter incorporated un
ler the general laws of the State.
To mab? article 7 of chapter 14 of
.olume 1 of the code of laws of
>outh Carolina applicable to banks.
To fix the place of trial in all ac
ions to recover a penalty fixed by
tatute for delay, loss or damage io
reight by common carriers.
To incorporate the Wateree Power
Regulating appropriations made to
leet the ordinary expenses of the
To require all school warrants to
e approved by the county superin
mdent or education.
To provide for the investigation
? the State Hospital for the Insane.
To amend the law in relation to
ie names and location of the voting
recincts in this State.
To amend sections 298, 406, 409,
59 and 275, volume 1, code of laws,
. D. 1902, relating to powers and
aties of county treasurer and tho
illection and assessment of taxes.
To require the comptroller general
i draw his warrant in favor of cer
,in Confederate soldiers and the
tate treasurer to pay the same.
To amend chapter 43 of volume 1,
! the code of laws of South Caro
la, 1902, by inserting therein:
One additional section to be known
; section 1774a, relating to banks.'"
To amend section 1555, volume 1,
de of laws of South Carolina, 1902.
To proscribe thc manner in which
e State treasurer shall pay out the
come fiom the funds of $50,490
ld by him persuant to an act of
ngress for the benefit of free pub
i schools in the parishes of St.
siena and St. Luke in Beaufort and
inipton counties. .
Declaring it a misdemeanor to
aw and utter tiny check, draft or
1er where the drawer has not at
B time sufficient funds to meet the
me, and providing punishment
To amend section 2 of an act en
led "An act to make the term of
ice of the county superintendent
? register of mesne conveyance
To amend the law relating to mag
rates and their constables, their
?vers, duties, jurisdiction, salaries,
To regulate the collation and dis
bution of dead bodies for scien
Po authorize the payment of cer
n back pensions.
To amend sections 506, 508 and
h of the code of criminal laws, vol
e.2, relating to gambling. .
fo increase the average length of
school term and to improve tue
ciency of the public schools in*
*o provide' for the closing of the
eral dispensaries in this State
1 for the sale of all stocks of
lors, beverages, fixtures and other
perty belonging to the several dis
'o provide for the levy of taxes
the fiscal year beginning Janu
"o make appropriations to meet
ordinary expenses of the State
ernment for the fiscal year corn
icing January 1, 1909, and to pro
? for a tax sufficient to defray the
b amend the. law with reference
lompensation and salaries of coun
0 amend an act entitled "An act
establish a department of agri
ure, commerce and immigration,
to provide for the appointment
compensation of a commission
' approved the 23rd day of Feb
*y, A. D. 1904, so as to eliminate
word "immigration" and
ses relating 'thereto, substituting
lieu thereof the word "indus
>," and to incorporate provisions
a amend section 2456, volume 1,
he code, relating to the record
of deeds, limiting time to ten
1 after May, 1909.
"Where the "Brave" Excelled,
loodthirsty, vindictive, treacher
crafty, scornful of suffering,
re unto death when at bay, more
ling than the fox, and of in
e more patience on the trail,
Indian has proven more than a
:h for the white in the jungle,
j certain that more whites than
ges have perished in forest fight
But in a set battle the red man
without steadfastness and perse
nce. The least reverse disheart
hlm. After the first mad rush
purpose wanes and the slightest
k is apt lo disturb his capricious
1.-From "The Conspiracy of
;iac,:' by Lynn Tew Sprague, in
EVOLUTION OF THE RING.
People who say that marriage is a
state of servitude for the woman find
a particular significance in the be
stowal ot the ring. This mystic gold
en circlet round which so much ro
mance and tender associations have
clus cered is a mere survival, they say,
of the iron 'bracelet that man once
played on the arm of his female slave
to dignify that she was his. Gradually
thi i badge of servitude became small
er and more ornamental until from
a symbol of humiliation it became a
mark of honor and a woman's most
precious and cherished possession.
New York Tribune.
AU the Vowels.
"Abstemious" and "facetious" are
the only words In English having the
vowels in their order.-Pittsburg
("?? 11 H"t"M'M'I I'M I'l'M11!1!
THE NATIONAL BANK OF AUGUSTA,
L. C. HAYNE, CHAS. R. CLARK,
Surplus & Profits $190,000.00.
The business of our out-of-town friends
receives the samo carnful attention as that
of our local depositor?. The accounts of
careful consolativo poople solicited.
(?MUM I I M I H#trf4frH
'HI M I 11 I I II M I HHHH
The Planter's Loan
and Savings Bank
Pays Interest on Deposits,
J* Accounts Solicited.
LG. KAYNE? (?AS. C. HOWARD,
PREoIDEN f. iJASHIEU.
RESOURCES OVER $i,ooo,ooo.
MO ( C^ES^y) /;
1 now represent a strong
line of Fire Insurance
Companies and-can insure
Your patronage will be
Light Saw, Lathe and Sh?
gie Mills, Engines, Boilei
Supplies and repairs, Poi
qle , Steam and Gasoline El
gines, Saw Teeth, Files, Bel|
and Pipes. WOOD SA"1
Gins and Press Repairs,
GO TO SEE
Before insuring elsewhere, Wegrepresent the Best
Old Line Companies.
HARUflG & BYRD*
M The Farmers Bank of Edgefield
On $1000 Instance
17 to 20
ID. J. ?VOI??*??,
Agent, Edgeiield, S. ?.
THE r.m:. EUGIN?
that rans luce
edly. If an erig?jc
balks or stops and you
have to fool away your
time to find out thc- cause,
you don't want that engin?
because it means a waste of
time and .energy. -:. -:- .:
are so prac
tical and so
simple that when
you start them they
run until you stop
them whether yon are
watching or not. Navpr
C&fi op os and we will ?Gully
exp*Jn t?.e good points of the
I. H. C. engine. -:- -:
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E. J. Norris,