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Governor Heyward Appoints Mr. E.
J. Watson to the Position of Im
News and Courier.
Columbia. February 2.-Governor
Heyward is very much interested in
the newly created department of immi
gration. He wishes to make it a suc
cess from the jump, and he thinks
that he has succeeded in giving it the
proper start at the outset, and tonight
announced that he had appointed Mr.
E. J. Watson, of Columbia, as com
missioner under the provisions of the
recently enacted law.
The idea of a department of this
kind is dear to the heart of Governor
Heyward. and before he started in on
the campaign which resulted in his
election he advocated the establish
ment of such a department, and in
fact ever since he has been in pub
lic life he has been earnestly endeav
oring in his quiet way to have such a
law enacted. Then, when the law
was passed, the General Assembly
pointedly placed the responsibility for
the success of the undertaking on him
and his appointee. On this account
Governor Heyward has been careful
in making his appointment, and he
feels that he has taken the first step for
ward in the right direction by the ap
pointment of Mr. E. J. Watson to the
position. Governor Heyward's pur
pose was to nnd some one who had
some experience in this. who was a
hustler, who could and would devote
his entire time to the work and who
was in no way in politics. Mr. Wat
son has never been a candidate for po
litical preferment, and his selection by
Governor Heyward was entirely vol
untary. Mr. Watson made no over
tures for the appointment, and it was
at the suggestion of friends of Gover
nor Heyward and at the solicitation
of Governor Heyward himself that
Mr. Watson accepted the position.
For more than a year Mr. Watson
has been the secretary of the Colum
bia Chamber of Commerce, and it was
in connection with that work -that
Governor Heyward was impressed
with the character of his work and
-the desirability of placing him in
charge of the newly established de
partment. Mr. Watson has made a dis
tinct success of the Columbia Cham
ber of Commerce, and there is every
reason why he should make a similar
name for himself in the department of
Mr. Watson has lived all his life in
Columbia and is a graduate of the
South Carolina College of the class of
188. After his fraduation he went
into newspaper work and has been
associated with the State ever since
its establishment in i8gi. For very
many years he was the city editor and
w_on an enviable name and reputation
for himself by his hard, conscientious
and effective work. Recently he was
promoted to the pbsition of news and
telegraph editor of the State and he
will retire from this position to accept
his new work.
It is not expected that the new de
partment will be ready for work until
about the 15th of March, as Governor
Heyward is anxious for Lhe depart
mnent to be started out in good shape.
Mr. Watson was elected secretary
of the Souith Carolina Immigration
Association and is a member of the
executive committee of that organiza
tion. And he has been in close touch
with the preliminary work that .has
recently been done in connection with
Governor H eyward's appointment is;
distinctly fortunate. If there is any
possibility of the immigration depart
mnent being a success and its resulting
in good for the State at large. Mr.
Watson is the right man to bring
about the result. He is young, pro
gressive in his ideas, active, quick in
conclusions, and altogether. Gover-'
nor Heyward has made a splendid se
lection and one on which he should
THINKS JAPAN WILL WHIP.
Admiral Bowles Believes Japanese~
Navy Holds Key to Situation.
"It is in the interest of the United
States that Japan should be victorious
in this war, and I certainly expect that
she will be." This is the opinion of
Rear Admiral Francis T. Bowles,
member of the board oi strategy in the
Spanish wvar. anid probah!y the. best in
fo.rmed man in America regarding the
eastern situatni. In an interview in
his fnice at the Fore River Tron wvoris
rhe man wvho ha- been indentitled with
navy since its beginning talked of the
arst battle in which torvedoes have
ever been successfully used.
"Japan seems to have played tair
throughout." said the admiral. "and
our interest in preserving the integrity
of Manchuria and Corea is the same
as her own, although perhaps not as
great. There is no danger of the Unit
ed States being drawn into complica
tions in the east. but I regard it as
very necessary that Japan should win.
Admiral Evans. who is in command
over there. is the very best possible
man for the place, and there can be no
question but what the rights of Ameri
cans will be safeguarded so long as he
is in charge.
"The fact that Japan began hostili
ties before making any formal declara
tion of war has precedents enough:
the United States did about the same
thing in the Spanish war. The first
blow counts a good deal, and Japan
getting that first battle, means much,
which her skilful naval men realize.
In numbers the Russians and Japa
nese' fleets are about the same in eas
tern waters, but in reality that of Ja
pan is much superior, are faster and
are better armed. It is probable that
she will soon defeat Russia at sea.
and it will then be a case of how long
Russia can. or wishes to prolong a
hopeless struggle. Russia has, of
course. immense rescources, and can
transport troops over the Siberian
railway in an almost endless chain.
But if Japan commands the sea. I am
convinced that she can land forces
enough to defeat the Russian armies
as fast as they are brought over.
"But is not the railway a very crude
affair. one that could easily be de
troyed?" was asked. "It is not a
good railway as we know railways in
America." said Admiral Bowles. "but
it is a very good railway, neverthe
less. A friend who went over it a few
months ago assured me that it was in
far better condition than had been re
ported. Neither nation has any sub
marine boats, although I believe that
a few of the Holland type are now
building on the Baltic, which the Rus
sian government is expected to buy.
These, however, cannot be completed
in time to be of any' service in the
"What chiefly interests naval men
in the reported engagements is the use
of the torpedoes. Torpedoes are
really an unknown factor in modern
warfare. I have always believed in
their utility, but though they have
been carried on warships for years,
there has been no practical demon
stration of their availability. They
were not tried in the Spanish war,
and while some sort of an attempt
was made to use them in the Chinese
war. it amounted to nothing. The
engagement at Port Arthur, if as the
newspapers tell us, proves conclusive
ly the use of the torpedo boat. They
cannot, of coursce. .be used in a battle
in broad daylight, but at night or in
a fog they can do tremendous execu
tion, as it is evident resulted in Port
Arthur. All of the battle ships in
eastern waters, both Russian and Jap
anese. carry torpedo tubes, but not all
of them the submarine ones.
"Russia has some very efficient offi
cers as well as Japan, but in the per
sonnel of the ships I should say J'pan
is the superior."
The Retort Courteous.
A Baltimore girl who has been liv
ing in California for several years
and who has recently returned home
has brough with her a number of sto
ries of the wvay of the "heathen Chi
nee" as he appears to the dwellers on
the Pacific coast. Thinking that her
I ,idryman could understand pigeon
English only. the girl from the effete
east addressed him on one occasion
thus: "Me no likee my washee
brought home Friday. Me likee was
hee Thursday. Why you no blingee
And the Chinaman, to her complete
discomfiture. replied. "Madam, it was
After that frost, so the teller of the
story says. nothing but the most irr
p)roachably correct English of the uni
xersity type was spoken out to that
An awvful family tragedy occurred
near Calf Creek, Madison county, N.
C., on Monday night. It is said that
a oung man named Hensley eloped
with the daughter of Tom Kess; that
Kess sent wvord to the young folks to
return to his home. and upon their
rtrn he drew~ his pistol and shot his
daughter. imtieting mortal wounds.
.\t'r Ke.e had shi t his datught er the
younig bride'gr' m wren.ched the pi
. o i :.'., 1K'-' hau and =hot hi'
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