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VOL. XL. NO. 91. NEWBERRY. S. C.. FRIDAY, MAY 20. 1904 TWICE A WEEK. $1.50 A YEAR
THE SESSION OF THE
DELEGATES CHOSEN WITHOUT
A Strong And Creditable Body-The
Delegates and ThL Conserva
The democratic st'te convention
met in Columbia on"Weanesday. It
was a strong and rdpresentative body.
The sentiment of the conv-ntion wab
largely in favor of Parker for the
presidential -nomination and the dele
gates chosen are, without exceptiota,
Parker men with the present lights
before them, but there were no in
structions and the delegates will go
to St. Louis to act as they see best
for the interests of the party.
The unit rule was adopted. which
means that, unless there is a ver.
materiil change in the situation.
Sorili Carolina's vote in the conveit
will be cast sodily for Parker.
Senator Tillman. Governor Hey
ward. Mayor R. Goodwyn Rhett
and General Wilie Jones were chosen
delegates at large.
The convention w s called to order
in the house of representatives at xz.
o'ceck by State Chairman Wilie
Joine;.. Hon. E. M. Rucker. Jr.. or
Anders.n. was- chosen :temporary
chairman. Messrs. T. C. Hamer and
T. T. Parks were choscn secretaries.
Hon. D. S. Hendei'on. of Aiken.
was chosen permanent president of
the convention. defeating Former
Governor McSweeney by a vote 4i
210 t.o ii1. It had been expected that
Governor McSweeney would not have
opposition but it came and Mr. Hen
derson was chosen. Newberry's vote
was 7 for McSweeney and T for Hen
The convention did very little dur
ing the morning session except to
appoint the various commttees and to
prepare for the actual work which
was to come later in the day. Mr. W.
H. Hunt was appointed from the
Newberry delegation on the commit
tee on platform and resolitions ana
Hon J.'A. Sligh -on the committee on
constitution and rules.
The Night Session.
At the night sesion of'the conven
tion, as stated, the actual work was
performed, matters having been pt
in poper shipe to come before the
convention by the committees in ses
sion that afternoon.
The convention which assembled at
that time, as viewed by a representa
tive of The Herald and News was in
some respects the most remarkable
political body which has asembled
in this state during several years past.
It was a strong and creditable body
of South Carolina's representative!
citizens and democrats. A general
good feeling prevaded the whole at
mosphere and there was nothing to
mar the harmony with which the con
vention opened and which prevailed
As stated in the general summary
of the work as given above the four
delegates-atlarge chosen were:
Senator B. R. Tillman.
Governor D. C. Heyward.
Mayor R. Goodwyn Rhett, of Char
General Wilie Jones, of Columbia.
In addition to these four gentlemen
who were chosen Senator Latimer
and Col. J. C. Haskell. of Columbia,
were nominated. Mr. Haskell with-'
drew his name. and Senator Latimer
Senator Tillman and Governor Hey
ward were chosen by acclamation
without dissenting vote. 'The vote
was then taken on the two remaining;
places to be filled, with Senator Lat
mer. General Jones. and Mayor Rhett
in the race. The ballot resulted as
follows: Jones. 235: Rhett. 269: Lat
Tt was a matter of surprise to some
Sof senator Latimer's friends that hej
wa n.-t elected. Senator Latimer
was not present at the convention,
and this fact prpbably accounts for
the overwhelming defeat which he
There were no instructions given the
delegates. but the nnit rule was adopt
ed. and, in accordance with a resolu
tion adopted by the convention. the
delegates gave expression to their
views as to the national campaign
this summer. These expressions were
requested more especially for the rea
son that the convention had defeated
two resolutions endorsing the candi
dacy of Judge Parker. of New York.
While it was not desired to instruct
the delegates. the Parker sentiment
largely prevailed in the convention
and it was not desired that the impres
sion should get out that the democra
cy of South Carolina was opposed to
The four delegates at large and the
district delegates declared that at L.A
present time they regarded Mr. Par
ker as the most available democratic
candidate. but they thought the prime
matter to be considered was the suc
cess of the party.
Senator B. R. Tillman was reelecteu
The platform which was adoptedl,
renewed the pledge of fidelity of
the deinocrats of South Carolina to
the fundamental principles of Jeffer
sonian democracy: commended the
administration of the state govern-'
ment as wise. conservative. and pat
riotic: and commended the services
of South Carolina's senators and re-!
presentatives in the congress of the
United States as faithful and efficient.;
"We especially commend the conduct
of our senators in their determined
and so far successful protest against
the persistent and -pernicious purpose
of the president to inflict upon on.
state a collector of customs at Char
leston, who is not only unacceptable
to the patrons of the office, but is un
fitted by training and experience to
perform its important duties. . . .
W7e affirm that our treatment of our
colored fellow citizens does not jus
tify the purpose and endeavor of the
president to produce friction between
them and ourselves." National is
sues were touched upon very briefly.
the policy of the state in the past
along these lines being strongly re
A number of resolutions were pro
posed and reported unfavorably by
the committee, and in nearly every in
stance, in fact almost without excep
tion, the unfavorable report was
The convention met at 9 o'clock
and adjourned at about i. Adjourn
ment would have been reached a great
deal earlier but for the discussion as
to' whether or not the delegate"
should be requested to express their
views on the candidates for the pres
Following is the list of the district
First District Delegates.--St. Clair
Walker, of Pinopolis: J. E. Tindal, of
Felder. Alternates, R. S. Whaley. or
Charfeston: J. D. Bivens. of St.
Second District.-John C. Shep
pard. of Edgefield: Claude E. Sawyer.
Third District.-Dr. R. F. Smith. of
Easley: S. H. McGhee, of Green
wood. Alternates. E. H. Aull, of
Newberry: L. C. Baker, of Lowndes
Fourth District.-J. A. Hoyt, ot
Greenville: J. J. Gentry of Spartan
Fifth District.-A. M. Aiken, ot
Chester: Leroy Springs. of Lancab
er. Alternates. T. B. Butler. of Gaff
ney, and J. H. Stevenson. of Fair-I
Sixth District-D. D. McColl, of~
Bennettsville: David Coker, of Harts
ville. Alternates. James Stackhouse.
of Marion: D. H. Traxler. of Tim
Seenth Tistrict.-Altamont Moses.
of Sumter: T. B. McLeod. of Lee.
Sidelights On The Convention.
There were very few exciting mo
inents during the convention. When
Senator Tillman and Governor Hey
ward had been chosen by acclamation
it was immediately moved that Sena
or Latimer be elected by acclamation.
Immediately half the members were
-)n their feet. each trying to secure the
recognition of the chair. The thing
had narrowed down very closely and
the friends of Mayor Rhett and Chair
man Jones wanted the ballot to be
taken in the regular manner for the
remaining two places. Pandemonium
reigned for a few moments but Presi
dent Henderson got the convention
ir order again and the balloting pro
Col. Cole. L. Blease addressed the
convention' last night on a resolu
ion which he had introduced that it
was the sense of the convention that
no man be endorsed for the presi
dency who had not always been a be
liever in the orthodox principles of
Jeffersonian democracy. Mr. Blease
said he could not understand why a
convention of South Carolina demo
:rats should vote down a resolu
ti an of this kind. The unfavorable re
port of the committee was adopted
and the resolution was killed.
Col. George Johnstone strongly al
vocated an expression of views by
those who had been chosen delegates.
and several times addressed the con
vention along this line. He became
ngaged in an animated colloquy witn
N1r. Pollock. at the conclusioly 01
which the convention cheered John
Senator Tillman was the first
f the delegates to express his
views. He made one of his
haracteristic address. "As I see
it now." he said. "I think that
probably Parker is the best man. but
by tomorrow night he might give
forth some public utte'rance which
would make him unacceptable. We
will not only do what we ought to do at
the convention. but we will do what
you want us to do. Therefore. i
tell you I don't know." concludea
Senator Tillman. pounding the presi
ents desk with his cienched fist and
turning around and walking off the
It may be interesting to note the
vote of the Newberry delegation on
delegates at large. Senator Tillman
nd Governor Heyward being elected
by acclamation. of course received the
vote of each member of the delega
tion. The vote for the remaining
two places was as follows:
For Genei'al Wilie Jones: Aill.
Blease. Sligh. Dominick. Evans. ano
For Senator Latimer: Aull. Blease,
Hunt, Sligh. Dominick. and Mower.
For Mayor Rhett: .Evans. Hunt.
rohnstone, and Mower.
It is always interesting to watch
a state convention in session, and the
galleries of the house were filled last
night with spectators. a great numbei
af whom were ladies. The crowd re
mained until the adjournment of the
Mr. Hearst's representative in
South Carolina was in the convention
and was well pleased that the conven
ion had not emphatically declared
rgainst his chief.
Senator Tillman several times brief
Iv addressed the convention on the
luestions being considered. as did also
Former Governor Sheppard.
Taken all in all, it was a very
>leasant and a very harmonious state
:o!nvention. and very creditable to the
lemocracv of South Carolina.
ACROSS THE BORDER.
An Interesting Letter From Laurens a
-The Old Soldiers- h
Laurens. S. C.. May 19.-At lastit
Newberry has a daily. and nearly r
everybody ought to be glad. Nearlyir
everybody. It could hardly be ex- j
pected that every married or singlele
individual would be glad. Every townit
in the world has two or three persons I
who wouldn't be glad if their nexti
door neighbor discovered a goldis
mine on his property. Your corre
spondent is "exceedingly glad." It!;
is better to have the glad heart and
glad eve. and look for the glad days;
so right gladly do we welcome The
Evening Telegram. It starts well:
had a good beginning. with indica-.
tions that it will not make a poor 1
ending. Some people have long r
wished for a Newberry daily news- c
paper. And now that it has conie let!
it stay. There is nothing to a town
or city like a good daily. It will paylI
Newberry to keep it up.
Laurens county held Sergeant
L.amb in high esteem. They made
much over the old hero. You a
heard of his death the night of Me- r
morial day. He attended the service.
and. at the sugestion of Col. Crews,
waved.his flag once more. That night
he died. The Laurensville Herala'
"As an evidence of the cWihies, and
bravery of Sergeant Lamb under se
vere fire, we give a brief extract from
Dickert's History of Kershaw's Rri
gade. Speaking of the battle of f
Gettysburg Dickert says:
'When the brigade was near the
woodland in it advance. a mostlp
deadly nre was directed towards the e
center of the Third. both by the bat- s
tery to our left and sharpshootingj
in our front. It was thought by some
that it was our flag that was draw-lb
ing the fire. four colbr guards havingip
gone down. and some one called out h
'Lower the colors. down- with the
flag.' Sergeant Lamb. color bearer.
waved the flag aloft. and moving to s
!the front where all could see, called p
out in loud tones. 'This flag never
goes down until I'm down.' "
There was no Carnegie fund for e
the brave soldiers of the Confeder- d
acy. but the words and deeds of our p
old heroes are imperishable. The
touch of such to the heart is more
tender than the touch of marble and
The Winkler Artificial Limb com- i1
pany either had a job put upon them
and a joke on a "man up here." or
names and places have been mixed. i:
The company sent the "man up here" t,
a post card to fill in his answer to t,
their questions. This is how it read
when ready ior the return mail:
Is your amputation above or below IP
the knee? n
How long is your stump? d
No stump at all. t
When was it amputated? t
About when do you expect to getI
an artificial leg?
Don't need it.
Do you wear an artificial leg? 9
No. both legs good. .
The Winkler company will think a d
trick has been played or a mistake a
made. But it's all right either way.
The Laurens*delegation of veterans i
and many others went to Charleston.t
One of the party spoke of liking to
go to. the Isle of Pan. That might g
be a joke or it might not. Some b
folks like it so well they would joke e
about a Newberry or Laurens mst~
sionary collection for the heathen IP
away from home-of course they
have all gone. Your correspondent
intended going to the reunion, or was
going, or wanted to go. or something P
like that: hut something preventing:
didn't h. ld good this time--it got in
the way as usual, just as it did aboutt
the late anniversary at Clinton, when
this delegate to the country wanted l
to see that big crowd from Newherrv tl
-just to see how it looked. The
.aurensites say it looked all right,
nd that it had been that far from
You know Mr. Evans used to run
he town of Laurens as he did the
own of Newberry through the
iayor's office, and as he is now run
ing a big territory through the dis
ensary and keeps up, his constitu
ncy in this part of the country want
o know what he will run next when
e grows too big to sit in the chair
vhich now holds him. He'll run
omethink. unless the apostrophy
rops out and then "it" will be to
ay. R. H. G.
London. May rg.-An official dis
atch received in London this aftei
oon announces that the Japanese
ruiser Youkine and the Japenese
attieship Nautauni have been sunk.
New Chwang. May ig.-The Japa
ese fleet was sighted ten miles north
f Kayhow today.
The Japanese troops have marched
everal miles inland from Kayhow
nd have destroyed four miles or
ailroad and are capturing Russian
A POLITICAL PRIMER.
Vhat Certain Phrases in The Great
American Game Means.
What is meant by being on the
It is the position of politicians who
re too dull to realize how much the
eople hate a coward., and who are
ertain to get down on the wrong
What is a slate?
It is something that should always
e smashed by the people to whose
rejudice it is arranged by the "pie"
What is meant by nailing a lie?
It is the depial of a charge or accu
ation in such a way as to make the
eople believe the charge.
What is a roorback?
It is a discovery on the eve of the
lection which is damaging in a high
egree to the party or candidates who
ronounce it a canard.
What is a mare's nest?
Any sort of corruption or scandal
nearthed to the prejudice of the
arty responsible for it is called a
iare's nest by the defendants.
What is a machine?
It is a piece of organism whose life
determined by the igno.ance or
>leration of the people who submit.
its capabilities for harm.
What is the last ditch?
It is, specifically speaking. , the
oint toward which the democratic
iachine in Missouri is rapidly tend
ig. It has, of course, a more genera(
efinition, but no other description
tat comes to mind 'so aptly illus
rates its meaning.
A Chinmin's Way.
The following remarkable story ap
ears in MI'. Whigham's "Manchuria
nd Corea:" "A Cossack, in a fit of:
runkedness, had shot a Chinamaru,
nd it was necessary to bring severaf
f the men to the bedside of the dying
ictim for the purpose of identifica
on of the culprit. The Chinaman,
owever, refused to single out the
uilty man..saying: 'Why should he
e killed, since I must die in any
ase?' Then they explained to him
tat the man would only be severely
unished. to which the Chinaman re
ponded that since he had forgave
alprit there was no reason why he
iould suffer. Then the theory of
Luishmnent was adduced as an argu
tent-the Cossack must be punished
4order that he would not repeat
ic offense. 'But.' said the China
ian. 'he will never do it again when
e knows that I forgave him.' and
lere the matter ended."