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VOL. XL. NO. 91. NEWBERRY, S. C., TUESDAY. MAY 2, 1904 TWTCE A WEEK. 81 .50 A YEAR
OF COUNTY ONYHETION
DELEGATES CHOSEN TO STATE
No Discussion of Questions and Only
Routine Business Was
.The county democratic convention
met in ti-e court house here yester
day. The meeting was characterized
throughout by a marked good feeling
and was harmonious at every point.
There was little speech-making and
very little other than the merest rou
tine ;usiiiess was transacted. Dele
gates were chosen to the state con
vention. the old state executive com
mitteeman re-elected. and a county
chairman chosen. Dr. C. T. Wyche,
oif Prosperity. was chosen to preside
over the convention.
The conventicm was in session for
about two hours. There was a gooZ
attendance of delegates and the court
iouse was packed. There were no
wnestions for discussion. and the
greater part of the time of the con
vent'on was taken up in balloting on
delegates to the state convention.
Proceedings in Detail.
Ti,* convention was called to order
by County Chairman John C. Gog
Hon. C. T. Wvche was nominated
for temp)rary chairman by Mr. Cole.
L. Blease. The nomination was
seconded by 'Mr. F. H. Dominick.
The rules were suspended and 'Mr.
Wvche was elected by acclamation.
Chairman Wyche briefly thanked
Mr. John W. Earhardt was chosen
secretary and 'Mr. John K. Aull as
The roll of the convention was
made up as folows:
Roll of the Convention.
TOWNSHIP NO. i.
Old 'Men's-L. 'M. Speers. W T.
Tarrant. 'M. A. Jarlisrie.
Young Men's-Fred H. Dominick.
0. L. Schumep.rt. Van Smith. H.- H.
Evans. E. Cabaniss. Z. F. Wright, M.
L. Spearman. John C. Wilson. E. B.
Se-zler. J. Y. Culbreath, W. C. Tyree.
T. L. B. Epps. L. G. Frskridge. T. C.
Pool, E. C. Jones. C. W. Bishop. Pope
Davis. John W. Earhardt. John C.
Goggans. T. H. Pope. M. B. Chalmers.
Jolin P. Aldrich, P. E. Scott. WN.' H.
Wallace. J. X. Henderson.
Carolina--George Johnstone. F. L.
Bvnum. A. H. Booth. L. W. Jones,
John H: W\icker, E. H. Aull. W. H.
Hunt. E. M. Evans, H. H. Rikard.
john K. Aull. B. T. Paysinger. F. W.
Higgins. B. 0. Epting. X. W. Crom
er. W. E. Pelham. G. M. Dominick.
J. N. Bass. Pope Havird. Otto Klett
ner. 0. . Mayer. .M. B. Caldwell.
A\cK 1Huchison. E. H-. Kingsmore.
F act or-:-C'le. T.. Blease. L. C
P. F. Baxte~r. WV. H-. H arden~. .1
Ii. Cha pe!. Jacob Sennv. .:. it
)ni.h. L. ,..Wer. . . \!. o:
1 .ei-y, J. 1. 1 I. Browvn. George S-.
TOWVNSHIP NO. 3.
u.amno-_w. n Hardy.
Mt. Pleasart-J. A. Cromer, J. R.
TOWNSHIP NO. 4.
Whitmire-J. W. Scott. J. S. -Mc
Carley. Jno. M. Suber. WV. A. An
drews. W. R. Elmore. John XV. Pick
Odell. J. C. Abrams. J. M. Henderson.
John P. Fant. L. S. Darby.
Long Lane---A. C Slih. J. B.
TOWNSHIP NO. .
Jalapa-\V. C. Sligh. G. C. Glas
gow. Joe W. Epting. C. XV. Buford.
Conservativ-H. L. Parr. J. W. D.
Kinards-A. D. Johnson. J. A.
T OVNSHIP NO. 6.
Reederville-J. W. McKittrick. A.
J. Livingston. i. F. Milis, J. N. Liv
ingstto. James Abrams.
G"d Men's-H. D. Boozer. J. B.
Sm-.1. V. C. \ilson. M. M. Living
st..T. P". Pit,ts.
Y'ngMen's,-D. Hi. Stillwell, J.
T. Grizard. L. H. Dennis. David Pitts.
TOWNSHIP NO. 7.
Saluda-G. W. Reid. XV. H. San
Chappells-Ge". T. Reid. J. B.
Scurry. A. L. Dominick. J R. Scurry.
Vaughanville-W. L. Atchison. M.
D. Smith. '
TOWNSHIP NO. 8
Utopia--G. R. Perdue. J. Fred
Schumperr, J. 'M. Nichols.
Dead Fall-B. L. Dominick, D. B.
East Riverside-J. XV. Swittenberg,
D. F. Pay.inger. E. Lee Hayes.
TOWNSHIP NO. 9.
Prosperity-J. Sidney Wheeler.
John B. Fellers. N. H. Young. J. L.
Wise. J. P. Whteler. R. I. Stouden
myer. B. B. Mair. P. C. Singley. W.
T. Gibson. J. Lindsay Bowers, T. A.
Dominick. Pierce Bowers. S. L. Fei
lers. A. H. Hawkins. A. M. Counts.
T. L. Wheeler. R. C. Counts. Geo. Y.
Hunter. C. T. Wyche. V. Y. Taylor.
H. P. WVicker.
St Lukes-J. S. Nichols. W. H. En
ow. V. F. Bedenbaugh.
Saluda-Geo. XV. Dominick. J. P.
Harmon. J. E. Monts. J. Cal Cook.
O'Neall-J. H. Koon. J. P. Mar
in. W\. P. Pugh. J. H.' Turner, G. Sam
Swilton-C. B. Eargle. E. E. Sligh.
Liberty-R. T. C. Hunter. G. F.
Hunter. J. T. Hunter, N. R. Lester.
J. 0. Moore.
Monticello-W. XV. Shealy. P. B.
Warner. J. B. Stockman.
TOWNSHIP NO. to.
Unoin-L. I. Feagle. R. N. Taylor.
J. T. Wilson.
Jolly Street-M. L. Kinard. J. A.
C Kiber. J. P. Cannon.
Colony-L. Q. Fellers.
Little Mountain-C. E. Wheeler.
Ernest Boland. Ernest Wheeler. Sid.
Shealy. Pat Boland. B. H. Miller.
St. Pauls -. 11. Kihler.J. B. Bed
'ilhaigh. J. W. Wicker.
('emra -1. IV Shi.a!y. 1. T1. Kinardl.
TO~WNSH IP NO. Ta
%/ R. 1'. Cromer.. C. !.. Graham
N -- CThb Admitted.
to rne ..w- th nat in. He believer
it w.ah!d -. n e..meC. am:. it wvas a
heahb sign. HeI hoped that the stren
nous Ro 'seveit would soon h)e retired
Messrs. Jas Y. Cubreath and XV.
P. Pugh were elected vice-presidents
if the convention.
Mr. F. H. Dominick offered the fol
"That the convention now proceea
with the election of a state executive
committeeman. eight delegates to the
-tate cnvention. and a county execti
:ive c;.mnimittee. in the order named.
and that the balloting be by clubs."
The resolution wa- adopted.
State Executive Committeeman.
In accordance with the above re
-)lution the election for a state excew
tive commi,tteeman was entered upon.
Mr. J. H. Chappell nominated Mr.
Cole. L. Blease. and. on motion of
Mr. F. H. Dominick. Mr. Blease was
elected by acclamation.
Delegates to State Convention.
The followiotg gentlemen were
placed in nomination for delegates
to the state convention: J. A. Sligh.
Fred If. Dominick. George Johnstone.
Cole. L. Blease. E. H. Aull. H. H.
Evans. W. H. Hunt, J B. Bedenbaugh,
G Y. Hunter. Geo. S. Mower. C. T.
\\vche. R. C. Carlisle. J. Fred Schum
pert. F. W. Higgins.
Co!. George Johnstone declined to
enter the race. but received a good
Vote, notwithstanding his refusal to
The convention took a recess and
halloted for delegates.
The result was as follows:
E. H. Aull. .................. 183
Cole. L. Blease. ..... ......... 180
J. A . Sligh... ... ... ... ...... 17T
W. H. Hunt. .. .. ..... ... .. 159
H. 1-. Evans. .............-. 147
F. H. Dominick. .............. 142
C. T. Wyche. ...... ... ...... 137
Geo. S. Mlower. .............. 136
George Johnstone. ............ 128
G. Y. Hunter ... ... ......... 18
R. C. Carlisle. ...............- Too
F. W. Higgins. ....... ... .... 5t
T. B. Bedenbaugh . ..... ....... 50
J. Fred Schumpert. .... ........ 27
The Delegates Chosen.
Messrs. E. H. Aull. Cole. L. Blease,
j. A. Sligh. W. H. Hunt. H. H Evans.
F. H1. Dominick, C. T. Wyche, and
George S. Mower. 'being the eight
highest in the number of votes receiv
ed. were declared delegates from
Newberry to the state convention.
The remaining six gentlemen were
On motion of Mr. F. H. Dominick.
the request of Warehouse club. in
Township No. g. that its name be
changed to Pro-sperity club, was
The election of a county chairman
was taken up. and Mr. S. S. Cunning
am was nominated by Mr. Cole. L.
Blease and elected without opposition
The members of the county exect
t*e c4 mmittee were elected in ac
rilance with the recommendation
h a:n .,1 ei::b) rol and in order to
remedev this m'atter the followving rc
sottions. offered by '\Iessrs. Cole.
I.. f.lease and George Johnstone, were
'DRso'v. That th e curetariea.
of the respective clubs shall consti
tute a committee, to revise the club
lists of this county. and that said
committee is hereby instructed to
meet. and wherever a person's name
i: i4wnd qi two or more club rolls
-aid committee shall ascertain from
-aId pers,n which club he desires his
name left uipon and said name shall
he stricken fr-n the .iher club roll.
"Reslved. further. that the county
executive c4mmittee see that this re
olution is carried into effect and that
hereafter the name of no member
shall appear on the club roll of
more than one club at the same tine.'
For Presidential Elector.
Col. George Johnstone. on motion
of Mr. R. T. C. Hunter. was endorsed
f)r presidential elector from the third
Mr. Johnstone eloquently thanked
tle convention. FIe said that an
honor had nrver come t,. him more
n.licit I. ItL w-ttW he bowtless to
travel ver the past. It was more
than 33 years since. after the surrend
cr of .ee. the people of South Caro
lin-a had taken their places In the
ranks of the great American demo
cratic party. Since that time. with
two exceptions. the democratic party
had suffered nothing but disaster.
The sole and only cause of these dis
asters, except perhaps for the first
eight or ten years after the
war. had been on account of the
discordance of the party with it
self. South Carolina at present could
have but little effect on the trend
of sentiment elsewhere. But S6uth
Carolina could go into the approach
ing national convention declaring her
self opposed to any factonalism. with
the good of the party at heart. work
ing for the man who could win. no
matter what his past affiliatiras.
p'rovided he had always been a dem
The convention adjourned shortly
after t o'clock.
Meeting Held Yesterday Immediately
After Adjournment of the
.\ meeting of the county executive
committee was held in the coul I
house yesterday afterroon inmedi
atelv after the adjournment of the
county convention. County Chair
man S. S. Cunningham presiding. 'Mr.
John W. Earhardt was re-elected see
retary and treasurer.
On motion of Mr. J. W. D. John
son, it was requested that the recre
taries of the various clubs throughout
the county meet by townships and
revise their' club rolls and report at
the next meeting of the committee.
On motion of Mr. B. B. Leitzey.
which was carried. the chairman ap
opinted the follo,wing committees.
n riting of one member from each
nshi. : arrn ea c'ountyv eam
d'rnt SMn. . G.ta pamn:
I arr. '. y 2:.e : T.. hnV1.: e
.\aey J.a B. alacr. ~iait
TowipI' No. 2-Mulberry, J. L.
LAND FIGHTING IN
AN ENGAGEMENT EARLY SUN
The War on Land Seems to Have Be
gun in Dead Earnest at
St. Petersburg. May i.-The gener
al staff account of the operations on
the Yalu River today is as follows:
"At 4 -)clock this morning Japan
ese tield batteries, with 47 guns.
opened a terrific fire on' our position
at E,irenchen and on our troops
posted near Potietinsky.
"The overwhelming superiority of
the Japanese in artillery and the
heavy losse; their fire inflicted on
our troops occupying these positions
made it clear to Gen. Sassulitch that
it was impossible *to hold Turenchen.
Consequently the troops were order
ed to retire from Turenchen. while
still holding the Potietinsky road.
"When Gen. Sassulitch dispatched
his telegram the Russian troops were
retiring in good order from Turen
chen and Schakhedzy to their second
position, and the battle was continu
ing in Potietinsky rnd Tchin-Gu."
Japanese Transport Sunk.
Russian torpedo boats belonging to
the Vladivostok squadron sank a
Japanese military transport, the
Kinshiu-Maru. of 4.000 tons, during
the night of April 26. with all on
board with the exception of 17 offi
cers. 20 soldiers, 65 of the crew and
85 Coolie carriers. The others, who
refused to surrender, were sent to the
bottom with the ship.
The Japanese on board did not
cease firing, and made no attempt to
save themselves. although they had a
!atinch in which they could have left
the transport. The fire of Japanese
actually continued until the waves
closed over the ship.
Admiral Yeszen. reports that be
.;ides the sinking of the Japanese
steamer Goyo-Maru at Won San
(Gensan) April 25. the Russians sank
at sea the same evening the Japanese
teamer Nakamura-Maru. of 220 tons.
whose crew were saved.
Rear Admiral Yeszen's full report
.ays that 2oo men vent down with the
Township No 3.-Maybinton. W. D.
Hardy: Mt. Pleasant. Thos. P.
Township No. 4.-Whitmire. J. M.
Suber; Long Lane, A. C. Sligh.
Township No. 5.-Jalapa. C. W.
Buford: Conservative, J. W. D.
Johnson: Kinards. W. D. Gary.
Township No 6-Reederville. J. XV.
McKittrick: Old Men's. T. P. Pitts:
N'ung Men's. j. T. Grizzard.
Township No. 7.-Saluda.H. T.
Fellers: Chappells. J. R. Scurry:
\:n:ghanville. W\. S. Atchison.
Town-hip No. S-Utopia. J. A. Foy;
I ).nd 1:5!.l D. Wer:-: E2a. River
Tlownsrhip N.. 0.-Plr.osperity. R. 1.
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