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'VOL. XL. NO. 91. NEW-BERRY. S. 0.. FRIDAY. APRIL S. 1904 TWIC-E A WEEK $1.50 A YEAR
IIEV. W. Le SEABROOK
ON SENATOR BURTON
MR. SEABROOK'S FAITH IN
HIS - RIEND UNSHAKEN.
Mr. Burton is Senior United States
,enator From Kansas, Convicted
On Serious Charge.
The Rev. W. L. Seabrook. pastor;
,oi the Lutheran Church of the Re
deemer, of this city, is a staunch and
loyal friend of United States Senator
J. R. Burton, of Kansas. on March
29th convicted in the United States
District Court of St. Louis. on the
charge of accepting compensation to
protect the Rialto Grain and Securi
ties company of St. Louis before the
post office departruent. Dispatches
yesterday stated that Mr. B1rton had
been sentenced to six months' impris
onment and to pay a. fine of $2,5oo
and was held on a $io,ooo bond pend
ing his appeal.
While Mr. Seabrook was pastor of
the Lutheran church in Abilene, Kan
sas, Mr. Burton was one of his closest
and most valued friends. Mr. Burton
was a resident of that city, and when
ever at home on a Lord's Day during
Mr. Seabrook's pastorate was always
in his congregation. Mr. Seabrook
says that the verdict of the St. Louis
jury has not shaken his faith* in the
honor :id integrity of his friend; that
it would take not only the most di
rect and postive testimony. but testi
mony without the slightest shadow of
bias, prejudice or political taint 'to
co-vince him that Senator Burton is
guilty of even a teclinic-1 violation of
law; and that if such testim.ny
could be had even then no testimony
short of Senator Burton's own ac
knowledgment could convinje -him
that the senator had been guilty of
any dishonest or dishonorable act,
or anything more than the merest
technical violation of the statute.
In evidence that there are others
who share his feelings toward Senator
Burton and his views on the trial, Mr.
Seabrook quotes from a Topeka Cap
ital interview with Hon. T. E.
Dewey. Kansas supreme court report
er. Mr. Dewey was a member of
Mr. Seabrook's Abilene church and
his most intimate friend; and is char
acterized by him as one of the strong
est, brainiestsquarest and most level
headed men who he ever knew.
.Nr. Dewey said to a representative of
the Capital: *It may be that J. R.
Burton is a bad man and deserves all
the ignoming that has come to him,
but somehow it does not seem that
way to me. Perhaps I am blinded
by my love for the man, and if so
bli'ndness is preferable to sight, as
sorrow is better that humiliation.
.During all the years of the last quar
ter of the century he has been employ
er, partner, neighbor, friend and
guide to me: We have walked side
by side, measuring life by the same
standards and interpreting it by the
same revelations, and during all those
years never has there-come from him
to rae. or to any other person to my
knowledge. so much as the suggestion
of a dishonorable act. Mere grati
tude, though it is the humblest of vir
tues and the weakest of sentiments,
will make for him a refuge in the
hearts of a host of Kansans. Not the
verdict of a jury nor the judgment of
a court can take that from him."
The Abilene Reflector, commenting
on this interview with Mr. Dewey,
says: "This expresses well the senti
ment of Abilene people generally,
who having known Mr. Burton for a
quarter of a century. have not.
changed their opinion because of a
Missouri court's verdict."
A series of riots have followed a
strike at the American Can company's
plant. in Chicago, and one man lost
his life on Tuesday night by a bullet
fired from a train on which were a
number of non-union men being taken
back to the city after the conclusion
of the <day's work.
BOGUS CROSSES OF HONOR.
Disreputable Dealers Are Selling
Them to Disreputable People.
Confederate veterans all over the
south are interested in the announce
ment made by the Atlanta, Ga.. camp
that bogus crosses of honor were' be
ing sent south.
The announcement that the Atlan
ta camp had indignantly denounced
this practice has had the effect of call
ing the matter to the attention of
members of the Wade Hampton camp.
The Confederate cross of honor is
of a die which can be easily dupli
cated. It has recently come to light
that parties in the itorth are making
bogus crosses, and sending them into
the south. Here they are offered for
sale to any who wish them, and it is
stated that many of them have found
their way into the south. None have
yet been discovered in Columbia,
though it is regarded as only a matter
of time when they will reach here.
The matter is one which it will be
hard to- combat. A united fight will
be made against it by the veterans,
sons of veterans, and the daughters of
the Confederacy. The value of the
cross is purely due to what it repre
sents. and if conditions are such that
any one can obtain them, this value is
destroyed. and the distinctive mark of
honor given to a Confederate soldier
is practically lost.
In speaking of the matter yesterday
a prominent member stated:
"As the matter is a very hard one
to fight, and as our condemnation of
the .practice would have little or no
effect with those manufacturifig them,
there is but one way in which I think
the matter can be fought effectively.
I think the names of those entitled to
wear the cross of honor should be
published each year in each district.
"The districts are comparatively
small, and nearly every person who
is a resident of the district would
know the great majority of those
whose names were published. In this
way the man who wore a cross when
he was not entitled to it would be at
once pointed out as a fraud, and sen
timent would compel him to cease
wearing the badge. In this way the
sale of the crosses would be in time
effectively stopped. and the northern
parties would at once cease manu
It Was Not a Dog.
The woman boarded an elevated
train at an up-town station. It was
a cold day and she had on a heavy
wrap. As she passed the guard a pe
culiar sound emanated from the
wrap, and when she sat down he ap
"You can't ride in this car. ma'am."
he said briefly. ,
"Why can't I?" she asked indig
"You'll have to get off at the next
station, mia'am," he replied.
"What for. I'd like to know?" she
"You can't bring a dog in here,
ma'am," he asserted.
"I haven't got any dog." she insist
"You can't give me any hot air like
that. ma'am. Didn't I hear it bark
as you came in?"
"Oh. did you?" she sniffed, throw
ing back the wrap. "Is that a dog?"
It wvas not. It was a live baby,- and
the vigilant guard hastened back to
the platform. the woman glaring at
At the next station the man sitting
next to the woman got Out.
"Oh. I say. guard." he remarked in
passing, "did you hear it bark?"
"T'ell with you." responded the
guard. and the man laughed at him
In an election held in Chicago on
Tuesday it was decided by an over
whelming vote that the city should
at once assume control of all street
IN SECND DISTRICT
THE CAMPAIGN OPENED ATi
SALUDA THIS WEEK.
A Brief Survey of the Positions of the
Candidates and Their Probable
The congressional campaign in the
2d district. to nominate a successor to
the late Congressman George V.
Croft. opened at Saluda on Tuesday.
There are four candidates in the race
seeking the office for the eleven months
of Congrssman Croft's unexpired
term. These four candidate were at
Saluda on Tuesday and addressed the
people of the county. They are: Sen
ator S. G. Mayfield. of Bamberg: Mr.
Theordore G. Croft. of Aiken. a son
of the late Congressman Croft: Re
presentative J. 0. Patterson. of
Barnwell, and Mr. Leon J. Williams.
ex-chairman of the state board of con
trol. These gentlemen made ad-!
dresses in the order named. No fac
tional politics was brought into the
discussion. All of the candidates
sought to show their fitness for the
'osition. promising to do the best
: : the people they could, to ight the
trusts. to get national aid for the
building of roads. more rural routes
and better salaries for the mail cat
riers. Mr. S. G. Mayfield wanted a
heavier United States navy in order
to secure more and better treaty
rights for trade. while the other can
didates opposed this doctrine of an
There was one extraneous and per
sonal matte*r brought into the discus
soin, which is thus reported in thel
News and Courier: "There was only
one extraneous issue brought in, and
that was relative to the $5,ooo which
wil be paid to the widow of the late
Congressman Croft. This is not on
account of salary. but seems to be
a customory honorarium. Mr. Croft
said that a Mr. J. H. Hair, of Newber
ry. had been traveling over the dis
trict reporting that Mr. Croft or the
famnily was to get this $5,ooo. He
showed that the salary of the unex
pired term would go to whoever won
in the election, and urged that he was
not running for the money, but for
the honor of the office and felt entire
ly competent to fill the position."
The crowd at Saluda seemed to be
divided between Williams and Croft
about equally divided, but then it is a
most difficult matter to judge a crowd
at a campaign meeting. A representa
tive of The Herald and News was in
the 2d district this week and, the opin
ion seemed to prevail that the race
would in all probability be between
Mr. Williams and-Mr. Croft, with Mr.
Williams probably in the lead. That
was in a Williams stronghold, but it
was the opinion of men who had
studied the situation. It is a mighty
hard matter to make a prediction in
this kind of race, however. Mr. Croft
is yet unknown to the people of the
state. but his strength seems to lie in
the claim that inasmuch as his lament
ed father was serving only his first
term in congress. and had served very
little more than half of that, that his
son ought be chosen for the remain
der of the term-not solely as a
matter of sentiment but because
young Mr. Croft believes he is cap
able ana fitted to serve during the re
maining eleven months of his fa
ther's term. He was in his father's
law offce and -is a member
of the Aiken bar. The other candi
dates are running with a view to
gaining the full term at the next elec
tion. So it is' especially diffcult to
size up 'he situation in this contest.
The four candidates are from the four1
different counties and liked and es
teemed in their respective counties.
But at tlie present Williams, of Edge
feld, seems to be well in the lead,
though young Mr. Croft must be reck
oned with and the other two candi
dates may develop a strength, or may
ave a strength, greater than is
thought in some sections of the dis
The second campaign meeting was
held at Edgefield yesterday.
Meeting at Johnston.
An extra campaign meeting was
held at Johnst'n on Wednesday night.
X. new matters were brought out. ex
cept that Mr. L. J. Williams spoke on
the race question and ann)unced that
he was against the whole scheme of
the education of the negro. He urged
that from the standpoint of the negro
that it was best that he remain a
toiler and laborer.
CLEVELAND ON WATSON.
The Ex-President Says He Never At
Any Time Dined a Negro.
In the name of the democracy of
Virginia. W. E. Abernethy, an admir
er of Mr. Cleveland. living at Chase
City. Va.. wrote to Ex-President
Cleveland a few days ago making in
quiries in his attitude on the negro
question. Under date, Princeton,
March 27. the following reply has
"Dear Sir: My attention has been
several times called to the statements
of Mr. Tom E. Watson to the effect
that Fred Douglass was invited to
my wedding reception. that while
Governor I signed a bill providing for
mixed schools. I have already writ
ten two or three letters denying these
allegations. and do not propose to
spend any more time denying state
ments so absurd and emanating from
so impossible a scource.
"Each and every one of Mr. Wat
son's charges. (if they can be so
called,) as they have been presented
to me, is false. They are about as far
from the truth as they can be; and
they were made, I have no doubt,
without the least reason to believe
them to be true, and certainly in a
spirit of which Mr. Watson ought to
be ashamed. Yours very truly.
FIRE IN WEST TAMPA.
Three Hundred Thousand Dollars'
Worth of Property Destroyed.
Tampa. Fla.. April 4.-As near as
can be ascertained the fire which
swept West Tampa this afternoon, but
which at 6 o'clock was practically un
der control, caused a loss which will
exceed the $3oo.ooo mark.
The only death loss so far known is
that of one Cuban baby, which was
burned in one of the cigar factories.
A paric was created in the forty
factories located in the town when the
fire began to spread. Hundreds of
men, women and children fled from
the factories, but none were killed, or,
as far as known, injured.
The factories of Sante Ella & Co.,.
Sam Caro & Co.. both of Chicago, J.
M. Martinez and L. Sanchez of Tam
pa. were the heaviest losers.
The Santa Ella Company lost
$125.ooo worth of tobacco, besides a
large number of fine cigars.
Fifteen blocks of business houses
and nearly 200 tenements were de
West Tampa has only a small wa
ter. plant, and, as a cansequence, the
water supply gave otut. The Tampa
ire department responded to the call
for help and rendered all psosible as
Hundreds of families of cigarmak
er are homeless..
A severe windstorm in Whitesboro.
Ky.. last Thursday picked tip a hive of
bees and dashed it through a farm
house windowv. The hive was demol
ished. and the liberated bees soon
made it so uncomfortable for the hu
man occupants of the house that they
were compelled to vacate it and rush
out in the storm. Lightning struck a
tree in the orchard under which were
several other hives, and all the bees
were shocked to death and the honey
in one hive melted by the heat of the
FOR JUDGE PARKER
TWO NEWSPAPER TALKS SAID
TO FIX HIS CHOICE.
If the New York Judge Be Nominated
the Former President Will
Interviews with former President
Cleveland. in which he virtual!y comes
out for Parker's nomination, which
appeared in two different New York
papers on Wednesday morning,
proved the political sensation of the
day. While there are some members
of congress who do not think that
this sort of an utterance from Mr.
Cleveland will help Judge Parker's
cause, beciuse it will give his oppo
nents additional material upon. which
to base their charge that the Parker
movement is essentially a Cleveland
movement..the majority of democrat
ic senators and representatives be
lieve it will be valuable to both Judge
Parker and the party in making for
harmony. says a Washington dispatch
to the News and Courier. Senator
Bacon, of Georgia, is one of these.
In an interview today Senator Ba
con said: "I am very much gratified
that Mr. Cleveland has made the de
claration. which indicates that, if
fudge Parker is nominated. he and
those who have recently been most
closely identified with him in political
views will give to Judge Parker a
most cordial support. If now those
in the party' who have not been re
cently in political accord with Mr.
Cleveland will unite with him in an
equally cordial support of Judge Par
ker, we can go into the approaching
campaign with the greatest. hope for
pronounced success at the presiden
When asked if the declaration of
Mr. Cleveland would injure Judge
Parker's prospects .Senator Bacon
said: "Why should it hurt him? On
the contrary, it should be of the great
est benefit to him, both in securing the
nomination and being elected presi
dent. And it should be a great in
centive to the other wing of the party
to give equally cordial support to
Judge Parker. The platform ought to
be direct and postive. and should deal
only with live issues."
Senator Bacon was very jubliant
as he concluded the interview with
this statement: "I feel more encour
aged today than I have been at for
COTTON FAILURE IN N. Y.
W. B. Mack & Co. Make an Assign
New York, April 4-The brokerage
irm of WV. B. Mack & Co., has su
spended. The firm traded in cotton
and had a stock exchange member
ship. It had a mercantile rating of
from $125,0oo to $200,000. The fail
ure of Mack & Co., was announced on
both the Stock and Cotton Exchang
es. The firm was formed in May, 1gor,
and was composed of Willard B.
Mack. Thos. S. Smith and Edward S.
very important. and it was reported
that the firm would probably be able
to resume business. It is understood
that Mack & Co.. were creditors of
D. J.- Sully & Co., to the extent of
$30,00o to $40,000. They made an
assignment to Philip J. Britt.
It is reported from Edgefield that
Mr. Charlie Dean. an aged Conieder
ate veteran living in the county. was
called upon by boys, under the in
fluence of whiskey, who after haras-.
sing him in other ways proceeded to
slash his coat with knives and then
to rock his house and tear off a part
of the roofing. The incident excited
a storm of indignation and a meeting
of the white citizens was called, to be
held on Wednesday, when some kind
f actin wa to be taken.