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Nomination of Negro Collector For
Port of Charleston Confirmed
By Vote of Senate.
Wasington, January 6.-The nom
ination of W. D. Crum, a negro, to
be collector for the port of Charles
ton, S. C., was confirmed by the sen
ate in executive session today by a
vote of 33 to 17. Crum has been
nominated by the president three
times and in addition to these hom
inations has received three re
cess appointments, and is now serv
ing under the last of these . Con
firmation was opposed by Senator
Tillman, who objected to the ap
pointment of a negro.
Senator Tillman made a speech de
voted almost entirely to the ques
tion of the constitutiorial right of the
president to make a recess appoint
ment when no actual recess had oc
curred, the senate having adjourn
ed one session and begun another at
noon of the same day. He intro
duced at the last session of congress
a resolution on the subject of con
structive recesses. which was referr
ed to the committee on the judicary.
Senator Platt, of Connecticut, chair
man of that committee, said the re
solution had been referred to a sub
committee and that he expected a
report would be made later.
The race issue played a very in
significant paft in the debate, which
was participated in by fully a dozen
When Crum receives his commis
sion he will be en,titled to receive the
salary which has accumulated since
his first appointment.
LYNCHING IS DECREASING.
Chicago Tribune Reviews the Situa
tion and Compares It With
Of much interest and significance
are the figures contained in the
Chicago Tribune's annual review of
the year 1904, issued on December 31.
Espcc-ally satisfactory is the show
ing 'hat there were fewer lynchings
than in any previous year since 1885.
There was a marked falliig off in
the aggregate of donationg for eati
cational,.philanthropic, and religiotis
purposes. There is a decrease in the
number of legal hangings, in the
total of defalcations, forgeries and
bank wreckin'gs and in the number
-of homicides. Fire losses show a
'small increase. In the general bus
iness, manufacturing and commercial
way the better half of the year was
a decided improvement over the first
Lynchings for the year number 87,
as compared with 104, the previous
year, 96 in 1902, and 135 in 1901.
November was the one mqnth in
twenty years diuring which no lynch
ing was reported north,or- south. Of
the 87 lynchings 82 took place in the
south and 5 in the north. There were
83 negro xictims and 4 Whites. Two
wo-nen were among the number. The
high water, mark for lynchings wg
in 1892, when mob vengenance was
wreaked on 235 persongs ,
Mississippi heads the i st of
states with 18 lynchings. Arkansas
t and Georgia divide dishonor with 17
each. Kentucky, Virginia, Texas and
South Carolina each has fewer than
a half dozen cases to its credit. Every
state of the upper Mississippi valley
escapes without a blemish.
The alleged causes of the lynch
ings were: .Murder 36; race preju
dice 19; attacks on women 2o; mur
derous assault 4: conspiracy to nmur
der. 2; unknowne2; insults 2; threats
i, and robbery!r.
-FACE TO FACE.
Generals, Stoessel and Nogi Meet,
Confer, and Lunch Together
Headquarters of the Third Japan
ese Army in Front of Port Arthur,
via Tientsin, January 5.--The meet
ing of Generals Nogi and Stoessel
today was as undramatic as the con
clusion of the seige. It had previous
LTy been arranged to take place at
noon in the single undamaged hQuse
of the village of Shuish:. This
house was a miserable hovel called
"cPlum Tree Cottage." Through a
misunderstanding Gen. Stoessel rode
out of Port Arthur at Io o'clock, ac
domopanied by Col. Reiss and two
staff officers, to the Japanese lines
and missed the Japanese officer dele
gatvd to escort him to the meetin.
place. The genera rode there with
out an escort and was received, by- a
junior officer who happened to be on
the spot. The latter telephoned to
Nogi, who hurried his departure
,from headquarters and arrived at-ii
o'clock, accompanied by Maj. Gen.
Ijichi, his chief of staff, and Cols.
Yasuhara, Matsudaira and Watanabe,
staff officers, and M. Kawskarin, sec
retary of the foreign office at Tokio.
- Gen. Stoessel is a large man of
,heavy appearance and looks like a
When Nogi, looking careworn, en
tered the compound of the cottage
the two generals cordially shook
hands ond Nogi, through an interpre
ter, expressed his pleasure at meet
ing a general who had fought so
bravely and gallantly for his emper
or and country.
Gen. Stoessel thanked Gen. Nogi
for the pleasure of meeting the hero
of the victorious army.,
Gen. Nogi explained that he had
received a message from his emperor
asking that the greatest considera
tion be shown Gen. Stoessel and his
officers in appreciation of their splen
did loyalty to their emperor and
country. Because of that wish, the
Russian officers would be allowed to
wear their swords.
Gen. Stoessel expressed his grati
tude to the Japanese emperor for
thus saving the hongr of his (Stoes
sel's) family, and said his descen
dants would appreciate the thought
ful kindness of the emperor of Japan.
The general also expressed the grat
tude of his officers and thanked Nogi
for sending the message from Stoes
sel to Emperor Nicholas and trans
mitting his majesty's reply, which
reads: "I allow each officer to
profit by the reserved privilege to
return to Russia under the ob:iga
tion not to take further part in the
present war or to share :he destines
of their men.
"I thank you and the brave men of
the garrisin ior the gallant defense.
Both genee-.ls then mutually
i raised each other and their officers
for their bravery.
The conversation afterwards turn
ed on the explosion of the mine at
Sungshu mountain for'. Gen. Stoes
i sel said that the entire garrison of
.the fort was killed or made prison
Cotton Burning Craze.
Several thousand dollars worth of
cot:on, estimated at sixty bales,
gathered together in a huge pile in
the little town of Ashley, in the
southern part of Pottawattomie
county, furnished a huge bonfire with
which to greet the New Year. In
the presence of a large crowd the
torch was applied and the ascending
smoke was a witniess, iit was de
clared that the formers of that sec
tion are not to be outdone by those
of other sections in the effort to re
duce the supply of cotton and re
store the equilibrium of the market.
The fire was the result of a ban
tering jest, which was -started on
January i and which spread rapidly
ethroughout the town and community.
The joke soon became a reality and
nearly every farmer around Asher
contributed of his surplus cotton to
add to the bonfire.
In a short time after the movement
was begun, considerable cotton had
been dumped in the pile, which rapid
ly increased in size. On man con
tributed two bales, many others a
bale each, while load after load of
seed cotton went to swell the pile.
At 3 o'clock "Dad" Coleman, after
delivering a short speech, applied the
torch and the assembled hundreds
cheered the clouds of smoke as they
ascended. So large was the pile that
it required a couple of days for all
of the cotton to be consumed.
Confederate Soldiers Exempt.
By an act of the Legislature, ap
Iproved February a5, 1904. "All fol
diers and sailors of the Confederate
states who enlisted from this state,
and who were honorably discharged
from such service, shall hereafter be
exempt from the charge of any li
cense for the carrying on of any bus
iness or profession within this state;
or any city, town or village therein;
Provided, That such soldier or sail
or shall file with the Clerk of Court
of the County in which hse resides the
Confederate war; Provided, further,
That no partnership shall exist in
any such business or profession with
any person not a bona fide soldier
or sailor of the Confederate states."
There is no pleasure for a woman
in buying anything cheap that she
doesn't have to fight for at a bar
A girl can be very much interest
ed in a man if she thinks it will help
make some other man very much in
terested in her.
When you have a whole lot of
money you can ride in a street cat
and be respected for it.
A man who can be serene when
the water pipes in the bath room
freezes and burst is an ideal Chris
When a girl is afraid to show her
ankleA it isn't so much proof of the
way she was brought tip as of the
way she was built.
Either the countrymen comes to
town to buy green goods or to sell
The thinner a girl is the more rib
bons she runs in to make believe she
A nice thing about being in trou
blb is how smart you will think your
self to have gotton out, if you do.
A woman gets suspicious of the
man she loves every once in so of
ten, so that he won't do anything
There is scarcely anything a girl
enjoys more than making a fool of
an old man unless it is to be made a.
foll of by a young one.
the strenuous man often wins, a
victory that isn't worth the effort.
Don't think that because men ask
you for advice they'really want it.
You may whitewash a man's char
acter. but you can't wash it white.
When some men fail to make a hit
tey try to bame it on the ham
The nan whose wife takes in wash
n:g' pays no attention to laundry
Job was a patient man-but the
t-ephone girl never told him the
line was busy.
Love lives on hope, therefore few
cases of hopeless insanity can be at
tributed to it.
A wise girl learns to cook-then
proceeds to marry so man that she
d.i,esn't have to work at it.
A man's self-esteem often receives
a terrible jolt from the small boy
who wants to know things.
He who. expresses his willingness
to die for a woman always reserves
the right to fix the date of his de
Our aches and pains would not be
so bad if they didn't get busy at the
wrong time and in the wrong place.
It's all right when the right man
marries the right woman, but when
the wrong woman marries the wrong
man it's all wring.
No, Maude,i dear; when parrots
talk it is not necessarily polyglot.
If everything came early to avoid
the rush they wouldn't be any better
On Thursday, the 19th lay of Jan
uary, 195 we will sell at the late
residence of James Y. Culbreath, at
pubic auction, beginnin-g at eleven
o'clock, A. M., the household and
kitchen furniture, farming implements
etc., bebonging to the estate of said
James Y. Culbreath, deceased.41erms
of sale cash.
Jno. M. Kinard.
TO APPROVE THE RULES OF
THE BOARD OF HEALTH OF
THE TOWN OF NEWBERRY
RELATING TO CONTAGIOUS
AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES.
Be it ordained by the mayor and
aldermen of the town of Newberry
in Council assembled and by authori
ty of the same:
Section 1. That the resolution
adopted by the Board of Health of
the Town of Newvberry December
31, 1904. providing for compulsory
vaccination in the said town, and the
following rules adopted at the same
time by the said Board of Health,
relating to contagious and infectious
diseases, be and the same are hereby
have the diseases and for those of
the samc family. or for others who
have be'n exPo-d tn remain at
home, is as follows:
Diptheria-Patient, four weeks
from beginning: others in the family,
two wecks from exposure.
Scarlet Fever-Patient, six weeks
from beginning; others in the family,
two weeks from exposure.
Small Pox-Patient, six weeks
from beginning of attack; others ex
posed, two weeks from last expos
ure. Any person having been ex
posed who has been successfully
vaccinated may leave and remain out
of the quarantined area after
thorough disinfection of body and
fumigation of clothes.
weeks from beginning; others in the
family, three weeks from exposure.
Measles and Roseola-Patient,
three weeks from beginning; others
in the family. two weeks from ex
It is meant that "other members
of the same family" are to be kept
apart from the "patient" until the
time fixed for the release of the pa
tient; otherwise "other members of
the same family" rmust remain at
home the full time fixed for the pa
Section 2. That any person violat-;
:, this ordinance shall be liable to
a fine of not more than thirty dollars,
or imprisonment for not more than
twenty days, for each offense.
Done and ratified under the corpor
seal of the said town this
(L. S.) fourth day of January, A. D.
Geo. B. Cromer,
Mayor of the Town of Newberry.
T. 0. Stewart,
C & T. T. C. N.
ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT
OF THE CLERK AND TREAS
URER OF NEWBERRY, S. C.,
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR END
ED DECEMBER 31, 1904.
Cash on hand last report ..$6594 85
Newberry Savings Bank, .
(Loan on note)' .. .. .. 1500 00
First National Bank of Char
leston (Loan on note) .. 15 00
Dispensary and beer profits . 5683 27
National Bank of Newberry
(Loan on note) .. .. .. ...000 00
National Bank of Newberry,
(Loan on note).. .... ...iooo oo
I.icense .. .... .... .....3653 75
Rents .... .... .... .... 4590oo
Petty cash .. .... ........1o5 5c
Sale of three lots in colored
cemetery .... ........17 50
Tax, 19)04...... .......14479 12
Tax, 1903...--......-...I.097 6o
Tax, 1902 .-........... 29 73
Fines Mayor's Court .. .. 16o8 65
Stree.t Duty .. .... .... ...1320 70
Tnterest Refunded Commer
cial Bank of Newberry .. xI 75
S. C. Loan & Trust Co.,
(Loan and Note) .. ......7ooo oo
Total .. .... .... .... ..47061 42
Note and interest S. W.
Houseal .. .... .......$162o00
Interest F. C. Halibrook .. 200 oo
Interest Mary A. Ehrman .. 8 00
Interest M. G. G. Scherer .. 24 00
Note and interest Carolina
Savings Bank .... .....4191 20
Opera House Expense -.--. 36 46
Interest Newberry Savings
Bank .. ...... .... ...387 67
Interest First National Bank,
Charleston .. .... ......26 54
Fire Department .. .. .... 345 67
Abated Tax, 1go3.-.-.-...-.-.-.-.4 41
Abated Tax, 1904 ..-.-.-.-.-.-.-.3 59
Printing and Advertising .. 267 10
Board of Health Expense .. 9 00
Note Fair Gravel Co. .. ...1000 00
Note Fair Gravel Co. ...-.-584 II
Oil, Lamp Dep't Wicks,
Globes, etc. .. .. .........0 00
Oil Lamp Dep't Oil .. ......138 53
Feed .. .... .... .......875 90
Note and interest National
Bank of Newberry .. .-..569 33
Interest National Bank of
Newberry (debt 1898) . 337 19
Note National Bank of New
berry .... .... .......1000 00
Note National Bank of New
berry .. .. ............-.100 0o
Interest National Bank of
Newberry .. ...........10! 97
Mayor's Salary .. .... ...400 00
S. C. Loan & Trust Co., of
('harleston interest .... ...209 2
S. C. Loan & Trust Co.. of
Charleston, interest .. . 1417 86
Note S. C. Loan & Trust Co..
of Charleston. ..1..1....166 29
Note Commercial Bank of
Newberry, (debt 1898-) .. 3028 91
Note Commercial Bank of
Newberry, (debt 1898) .. 2804 8o
Interest Commercial Bank
of Nwberry .........-.53 83
Material and Repairs for
Streets............. 1644 61
1904 Coupons Water Works
and Electric Lights .. .. . 2520 00
1904 Sinking Fund Water
Works and Electric Lights 1050 oo
1904 Opera House Coupons
and Exchange ....... 993 48
1904 Sewer Coupons and Ex
change ............1126 24
Street Hands ..1........777 8o
Special Police Salaries .. 19 oo
Postoffice Box Rent ....... 4 00
Water and Lights .. .. .. 52= 75
Abated License (Confederate
Soldiers) ... .......88 o
Office Books, Stamps, Sta
tionary, etc .. .. .. i. .. 30 92
Driver's Salary, Hose Wagon 363 00
Attorney's Fees ........ 250 00
City Attorney's Salary .. ioo oo
Lamplighter and Janitor's
Salary .. ....... 300 00
Street Superintenlent'ssalary 480 00
Regular Police Salaries .. .. 2520 00
Fuel ................ 155 04
Clerk and Treasurer's Salary 6oo o
Health Officer's Salary .. . 529 85
Polic Expense, Uniforms, etc 222 77
Opera Hoise Insurance .. . 318 50
County and State Tax, 1904 . 165 00
Total Expenditures ......$41282 64
Cash Balance ......-.-.5778 78
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY, .
Personally came before me Thomas
O Stewart. Clerk and Treasurer of
the Town of Newberry, S. C., and
made lath that the above report is
true and correct to the best of his
knowledge and belief.
Thomas 0. Stewart.
Sworn before me this the 4th day
of January. 1905.
Jno. C. Goggans, (L. S.)
C. C. C. P.
Chairman Ways and Means Com.
Report of the Property Owned by and!
The Debt of the Town of New
berry, S. C.
Note S. C. Loan & Trust Co.,
of Charleston (debt 1898)$5833 71
Note National Bank of New
berry (debt 1898) .... ...3696 35
Water Works and Electric
Light Bonds .... .......42000 eo
Opera House Bonds .. ....22000 00
Sewer Bonds .. .........25000 00
Eureka Fire Hose Co. .. ...900 00
Notes Savings Bank of New
berry .... .. .. .. .. ...5000
Note First National Bank of.
Note F. C. Halibrook .... ..2500 00
Note Mary A. Ehrmnan .. .. ioo oo
Note M. G. G. Scherer .. .. 300 00
Notes General Electric Co. . 3936 68
Uncollected Tax, 1904 ......$26.53 75
Opera House and Market .24000 00
Water Works and Electric
Light Plant .. .. .. .. ..42o oo.
Due from Commissioners of
Public Works .. .....-.-.3936 C8
Fire Engine .. .. ........50So o
Hose Dryer.. .. ..... .. ...00 00
Sewer System .. .. .. .. ..50o o
Fire Department House.. .. i600 oo
Two Two-Horse Hose
Wagons .. .. .. .. .. .. ...go
800oFeet Fire Hose .... .....90000o
Fire Supplies, Boots, Hel
mets, Coats, etc .... ......100 00
5 Mules at $150.oo each -.- -- 750 00
2 Horses (Fire Department) 400 00
Carts, WVagons and Tools -.- 450 00
Office Fixtures ........... 55.co
Road Machine .... .... ...250 00
Office Fixtures in County
Treasurer's Office .. ......125 00
Sanitary Water Closets ... 551 00
Artesian Well .. .... .....2900 00
Piping, Coal, Lumber, etc. .. 500 00
Set Fire Harness .... ......105 00
Cement Pavements ....... ..49r9 38
Store Fixtures (L. C. Pitts'
Store) .... .... .... ....66 00