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VOL. XL- -NO. 83. NEWBERRY. S. C.- ERIDAY AUtGUST 12, 1904 TWICE A WEE] 150AYA
ON THE OUTLOOK
PASSED THROUGH NEWBERRY
The Senator Loud in His Praise of
Parker's Statesmanlike Ad
dress of Wednesday.
Senator B. R. Tillman passed
through Newberry yesterday enroute
for his home atTrenton after attending
the meeting of the board of trustees
of Clemson and the session of the
Farmers' institute which met there
this week. When seen on the train
Senator Tillman said that the only
business attended to by the Clemson
board, outside of the regulir routine
work, was the creating of a new chair
in the faculty of the institution, that
of assistant professor of animal hus
bandry. He said that the increased
number of students of agriculture and
stock-farming made this addition to
the faculty absolutely necessary. It
is not yet known who will occupy
this new position.
When questioned as to his opinion
of Alton B. Parker's speech he said
that it was a speech remarkable for
its qualities of statesmanship and con
servatism. He regarded Parker as
strong, safe, and statesmanlike. He
said that such a speech as Parker's
should, and probably would, inspire
confidence in the minds of all those
who loved conservatism and that it
had greatly strengthened Parker's po
In speaking of the prospects for
November Senator Tillman said that
in his case the wish and desire might
be the father of the opinion, but that
nevertheless it was his honest opin
ion that Alton B. Parker would be
the next president of the United
States. When asked if Parker would
carry New York he said that it would
be absolutely neccessary and in all
probability would be accomplished.
He said that the democrats would
have to carry Connecticutt, Dela
ware and many of the western states
but he believed they would win in
He said apart from Prker's own per
sonal strength there were many other
facts on which he based his opinion
as to the outcome of the November
election. He said that the personality
of Mr. Roosevelt was so thoroughly
obnoxious that it would go a great
way in accomplishing his defeat in a
campaign which was, or seemed to
be, based on the personality of the
The senator seemed to be in ex
cellent healhh and his old throat
trouble appeared not to trouible him
PARKER IS HAPPY.
Well Pleased With The Effect of His
Speech of Wednesday.
Esopus, N. Y., August II.-Judge
Parker appeared blithe and happy to
day, in spite of the' notification or
deal through which he passed yester
day. He was obviously happy and
well-pleased with the impression
created by his speech of acceptance,
and the comments upon it made by
'--his audience at the notification cere
mony, and was convinced that the op
position press had failed to make
adequate answer to his arguments.
Telegrams of congratulation came
pouring in this morning and bid fair
to rival the number of f elicitations
which Mr. Parker received upon his
Judge Parker spent the morning
gomng over newspapers.
His letter of acceptance will prob
ably not be issued until after Roose
velt's letter of acceptance. Parker's
letter, it is said, will be for the greater
part in the nature c'- an answer to
THE COUNTY CAMPAIGN
The Views of the Candidates as Ex.
pressed at Young's Grove
The county campaign meeting a
Young's Grove, near Prosperity. or
Tuesday. was attended by nearly fiv<
hundred people. including a numbei
f ladies. The clouds were heav3
during the morning, and the meeting
was interrupted by rain during th<
afternoon. Messrs. J. W. Earhardi
and J. W. Sanders, for the legislature
not getting an opporunity to speak
The candidates had been requeste<
in The Herald and News by citizen!
of Prosperity to express their view.
especially on the Brice Bill, and thi!
question was given a good deal o:
attention by the candidates. Th<
meeting passed off very pleasantl3
throughout, except for the interrup
tion by the heavy rain during the af.
County Chairman S. S. Cunningharr
presided during the morning and Mr
R. T. C. Hunter during the afternoon
The senatorial candidates wer
the firsc speakers.
Mr. Arthur Kibler took up the dis
cussion of the Brice Bill. He oppose<
the tax feature of the Bill, with whicl
the Bill finally passed, unless it wa.
necessary for the enforcement of th
law. Th same power that made thi
dispensary ought to unmake it, and i
a town was allowed to vote a dis
pensary in, it ought to be allowed t<
vote it out. He stood by his recor<
in the legislature, when he voted foi
the Dorroh amendment, which pro
viddd that 'the one-half mill ta>
should not be levied unless the peo
ple of a county refused to enforce th
law after the dispensary had beer
voted out. Mr. Fibler discussed taxa
tion and education, taking the sam
position as. a't preceding meetings. Ix
conclusion he wanted to refer to
personal matter. He wanted to den]
the rumor that had been circulate<
in some quarters that there had beei
an understanding between himsel
and Mr. Mower. There had been n<
agreement between them.
Mr. Cole. L. Blease first discusse<
taxation, which he considered thi
most important question before th<
people. He said the last legislatur<
appropriated more than $i68,oox
more than it made provision to rais<
and referred to mistakes whereby th4
franchise tax law and the dog ta>
law and other revenue laws did no
become operative this year, as wa:
evidently intended. The county 1ev:
this year was three mills, a half mil
higher than last year. Did the peo
pIe have better roads? WVhere wa
the good roads machinery? Part o
it was at Sam Crotwell's, part ofi
was elsewhere, and the engine ha<
been running a planing mill some
where at 5o cents a day.
Mr. Blease then took up the educa
tional question, favoring better corn
mon schools and southern books b:
southern authors. He favored cutting
down the appropriations for highe:
institutions to an economical basis
He opposed compulsory education
He didn't want "free niggers" educat
zerl with white people's money.
The Brice Bill was a Trojan hors
loaded with dynamite for the destrue
tion of the dispensary, and nothin
else. Mr. Blease read to his audienc
his interview in .ne Herald an
News of this morning, in which h
took a positive stand against botl
the original Brice Bill and the Bric.
Bill as it finally passed with th.
amendments. Brice himself, who ha'
loaded this Trojan horse for the de
struction of the dispensary, wvas;
bitter enemy of the 'dispensary. Mr
Blease said he was a dispensary mai
from the crown of his head to th
-sole of his feet. He took up th
Dorroh amendment, sayirng thi
amendment had left it to the gover
Combined Japanese Fleet Engageq
Russian Port Arthur
London, August ii.-A dispatch re
ceived by the Japanese legation thi:
morning confirms the previous mea
gre dispatches reportiig a sorcie o
the Russian fleer from Port Arthu:
and a subsequent naval engagement
The dispatch to the legation state
that various reports from Talienwai
show that the Russian squadroi
- emerged from Port Arthur yesterda:
morning. A serious naval engage
ment followed, continuing until sun
At dawn this morning the Russial
battleship Retizan and another bat
tleship of the Pobieda type appeare<
to be taking a straight course to Por
Press dispatches reported that th<
Russian vessels escaped and that
sea fight was expected. The legatioi
dispatch indicates that the Russiai
vessels did not reappear.
Tokio, August ii.-The net of th,
Japanese around Port Arthur is beinj
drawn closer daily.
Heavy siege guns have been statione<
in a new position, and the Japanes,
are now able to pour shells in'o thi
town and into the Russian vessels ii
the harbor. It is believed that thi
shelling of the ships in the harbo
forced the sortie reported, which sor
tie brought about the naval batcle out
side the harbor.
Chefoo, August ii.-The report i
current here t~iis afternoon that th
Japanese cruiser Kasagi was sunk ii
the naval battle which followed th
sortie of the Russian fleet from Por
Washington, D. C., August ii.
United States Minister Griscom, a
Tokio, cables the state departmen
under date of today, that it is official
ly announced there that the Russiai
squadron at Port Arthur emerged an
I that a battle ensued throughout th,
entire day with the combined Japa
He says the result has not been as
WHAT VARDAMAN SAYS.
His Answer to the Charge of thi
Anderson. August ri.-Several day
ago the editor of the Anderson Dail:
Mail wrote to Governor J. K. Varda
man, of Mississippi, and asked hin
about the truth' of the assertion mad
by Postmaster General Payne, tha
Governor Vardaman had, while edi
- tor of a newspaper in Mississipp
- some years ago, published an edi
torial making a disrespectful allusio1
to Mrs. Roosevelt, the mother of th
-The followving letter. has been re
-ceived in reply:
"Executive Department," Jacksor
Miss, Auggust 6.-My Dear Sir: You
very kind favor of the 4th instant ha
been received. I had a copy of th
Commonwealth you desire I woul,
take great pleasure in sending it t,
you, but the files of the old paper ar
a hundred miles awav. There wa
nothing in that editorial offensive *r
Mrs. Roosevelt or that reflected upo
her in the least. I simply undertool
upon scientific grounds. an explain
tion of Teddy's degeneracy and ger
1eral cussedness, without holding hi
ancestors responsible for it. I though'
I owed it to his ancestors. ReallV
should be ashamed to charge th
devil himself with the responsibilit
of the infamy of that dlistinguishe
accident. Sincerely and cordially.
T. K. Vardlaman.
SENATOR VEST DEAD.
I The Body Taken To St. Louis Last
SNeet Springs. Mo.. Aug. io.-After
. lingering for weeks between life and
3 death Former United States Senator
- G. G. Vest passed peacefully away
r yesterday. He had been so near death
r for the past three days that the end
came without a struggle. He was
conscious until 2 a. m.Sunday morn
1 ing when he sank into a state of coma
i from which he never aroused.
, He lost the power of speech Satur
- day morning and during the last 36
- hours of his life his breathing was
At the bed side when the end came
was his wife. Dr. Jarvis, the family
physician: Senator Vest's son. Alex
t ander: his daughter. Mrs. George P.
Jackson, and her husband: and Mrs.
Thompson. a niece of Mrs. Vest.
The remains were taken -co St.
Louis last evening for interment.
Arangements have been made to
hold 'the funeral services. this after
noon. The body will be taken at
once to the cemetery after its arrival
e in St. Louis Thursday morning where
i brief services will be held at the
* THE POPULISTS.
' Tom Watson's Fiery Speech in Lin
- Lincoln, Neb., Aug. ii.-Thomas
- E. Watson and Ttomas H. Tribbles
opened the populist campaign here
s yesterday afternoon when the state
e convention met to nominate candi
i dates. The Oliver theatre was filled,
e the anti-Parker element predomina
t ting strongly. Mr. Watson said this
was the first part he had taken in poli
tics in eight years but that the fires
of popuism still still burned fiercely
' within him. He said true populists
t would not be swayed from principle
t by mere results at the ballot box and
after summarizing the tenets of his
party, he declared:
"Such a creed can never die."
Mr. Watson scored both the old
parties and ridiculed the republican
national convention as a cut and dried
- affair. Of the democratic convention
"It made its appeal to the Deity
through a megaphone, and drafted its
platform by telegraph.
His speech, which occupied nearly
Stwo and a half hours, was an indi
rect appeal against fusion, and he
was frequently applauded.
3 The populist convention voted to
E select Watson and Tribbles electors
- regardless of any action taken by the
e The question of fusion on the state
C ticket wxas then taken tip and pro
- yoked a long and at times a bitter de
Cheap Rates via Southern.
On account of annual seashore ex
cursion the Southern railway will
sell on August 17th round trip tickets
to Old Point Comfort. Ocean View.
Sand Virginia Beach, and return, at
r rate of Sg.oo, wvith final limit Septem
s her 1st.
e On account of Grand Fountain
d United Order Trade Reformecrs Sep
0 tember 6-13. th.e Southern railway
e will sell round trip tickets to Rich
s mnond. Va.. September 4. 5. 6. 7. with
0 return limit September 15 at rate of
fl one iirst-class fare plus 25 cents. for
ro und trip.
On account of National Encamp
ment Grand Army of Republic Au
s gu1st 15-20 the Southern railway wvill
4 ell rondm trip tickets to Boston (via
-all rail) at rate of $22.80 and return.
Y Ret urnl t rip. to leave B. Ston1 not ear
d lier than August I 6th no r later thai'
August 20th, 11 unes exteniSon iS Se
ALTON B. PARKER'S ADMIR
Ceremony Took Place at Parker's
Home at Esopus on
Esopus, N. Y.. August io.-The
worst rain Esopus has seen this sum
mer marked the advent of notifica
tion morning. The streets of the
village were deluged before daylight,
and from the top of the hill on which
Rosemount villa stands the water
poured downward in torrents. At ir
o'clock the rain still fell steadily,
thwarting the success of the function.
Judge Alton Brooks Parker, who
was to be formally notified of his
nomination for the presidency by the
democratic party, was keenly disap
pointed at the outlook. He hoped to
have a day of sunshine.
The yacht Sagamore, with Chair
man Champ Clark and the members
of the notification committee aboard
was sighted from Rosemount at 1.09
this afternoon, and she immediately
began saluting the democratic nomi
The Sagamore was tied up at the
dock at 1.15. The yacht was crowded
with more than seven hundred visi
rors, and some difficulty was exper
ienced in landing.
As the committeemen left the boat
they formed in line by twos and walk
ed up the slope to the villa. Judge
Parker met them there and shook
hands with each.
The rain had ceased and Judge Par
ker announced that the notification
ceremonies would be held on the
The notification ceremonies began
as soon as the committeemen reached
Chairman Champ Clark began his
notification speech at 1.26.
Mr. Clark's Address.
The notification address was deliver
ed by Champ Clark. chairman of the
committee appointed by the conven
Mr. Clark said in part:
Judge Parker: The most momen
tous political performance known
among men is the quadrennial elec
tion of .an American president.
Out of the strong debates and pro
found deliberations of the St. Louis
convention emerged a re-united party,
which goes forth conquering and to
conquer. The Flower of the Demo
cracy assembled there to consult on
the state of the country and to take
measures for restoring the govern
ment to the principles enunciated by
the fathers, from which it has drifted
in these latter days.
Democratic principles are grounded
in Eternal Truth. As formulated by
the Father of Democracy, they are
not for a day. but for all time, and
are as applicable at this hour as when
he proclaimed them in his first in
augural address, which has become a
The necessity for putting them in
to practice is as pressing now as it
was then. To once more make them
the basis of our go'vermental policy
is the pleasant but -arduous task as
signed you by the democracy of the
There wvas a splendid array of pres
islential candidates before the St.
E nli convention supported by loyal
friends and ardent admirers. An un
iuually large num;ber of men were
I laced in nomination for the greatly
coveCted ho nor.
Yon were chosen with such enthus
lasmi as foretels success. Having,
'n the only ballot, received the two
thirds majority, indispensable by dem