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VOL. XLII. NO. 45 NEWBERRY, S. C., TUESDAY MARCH 7, 1905. TWICE A WEEK, s1:'o A YEAR
TO JE HELD TODDl
INTENDANT AND WARDENS
TO BE CHOSEN.
Two Tickets in Field-Cotton Grow
ers Meetings-Several Deaths
In Prosperity Section.
Prosperity, March 6.-The primary
for the officers of the town will be
held on Tuesday, March 7. There are
two tickets in the field and the race
will be an interesting one. One of the
tickets composed of the present in
cumbents, except Mr. R. C. Counts,
is as follows:
For Intendent, Dr. Jacob S. Wheel
er; Wardens, A. H. Hawkins, S. S.
Birge, D. W. Boland, W. T. Gibson.
The other ticket is as follows:
For Intendent, Dr. E. N. Kibler;
Wardens, Jno. B. Felers S. L. Fey
lers, G. M. Ables, J. P. Bowers.
Thus a choice is offered to all and
all that is necessary is to have a reg
Trade was very good the past week,
and our merchants are correspond
Mrs. J. A. Simpson has been on a
visit to Newberry.
R. A. Cooper, Esq., of Laurens, can
didate for solicitor, was in town last
week making acquaintances and shak
ing hands with old ones.
The grim'reaper hasbeen castingin
his scythe again. Mrs. Sallie Shealy
departed this life last Thursday and
was laid to rest at Mt. Tabor ceme
tery. The funeral services were con
ducted by the Rev. J. A. Sligh, in the
absence of her pastor. She was in
her 88th year and leaves 4 sons and
The St. Lukes section has also been
visited by the same reaper and Mr.
Jacob B. Fellers, one of the substan
tial citizens of that community, haE
fallen. Mr. Fellers had been sick foi
some time. He was a member of St
Lukes church, and an officer foi
Also we learn of the death of Mrs.
Willie Leaphart. daughter of Mr. D.
S. Conwill, on last Saturday. She
was laid to rest on Sunday. She and
Mr. Fellers sleep in St. Lukes ceme
We are glad to report that Mr. A
P. Dominick who has been sick again
Again the silver notes of the wed
ding bells are ringing. Mr. Lama:
Dominick. of Chappells. was married
to Miss Estelle Cook, daughter of Mr
J. Callie Cook, by Rev. S. P. Koon
on Thursday. March 2. May their
pathway through life be strewn with
the flowers of prosperity and many
joys be theirs!
Vera. t,he little daughter of Mr. L
C. Merchant, had a narrow escap<
from being burned to death Saturday
evening. She was standing in front
of the fire when her dress caught
When the nurse saw her she was
ablaze. By throwing 'her down she
succeeded in putting out the fire. She
was only burned no the knee. The
nurse kept her hair from singeing. 11
was a narrow escape and all feel
The reports from the district meet
ings of :e cotton growers so far as
we 'have heard show that the meet.
ings have been well attended. We
have heard from three, Prosperity
Mt. Pilgrim and O'Neall. Prosperi
ty organized by electing Dr. Wyche
chairman, WA. P. B. Harmon vice
president and WV. T. Gibson secretar2
and treasurer. A canvassing commit.
tee of four was appointed to canvas:
the district and enroll all farmers
Committee: J. M. Wicker. J. H
Dominick, N. H. Young and ,B. B
Hair. This district has about 5C
At Mt. Pilgrim Win. Chapman wa:
elected chairman and L. S. Long sec
retary. By resolution they decided
to cut their acreage 25 per cent. for
all who plant over io acres. Much
good will be done. About thirty
members were present.
At O'Neall -Mr. J. L. Hunter was
elected chairman. Mr. W. P. Pugh.
secretary and Mr. Jas. Wise vice
president. This organization, by res
olution decided to cut the acreage as
requested by the Cotton Growers as
sociation of the south. Wnile the
meeting was not large, those pres
ent showed they meant business, and
the gentleman who gave me the in
formation said that all in the com
munity were heartily in favor of the
movement and would stand by it.
Thus far all have fallen in line and
all that is necessary is to "stand pat"
for the next 6o days. We clipped
the following on holding cotton and
want to see all pulling together for
the common good:
We're pulling together in all kinds of
And we've got King Cotton, "to
So look out, Mr. Bear, we're right
And we'll be there in the turn.
We've all joined ranks; got control of
Goin' to hold cotton 'till fall,
Just plant a little; it ain't no riddle,
Ten cents we'll hear 'em call.
We've set our head we'll die stone
Before you'll git it 'till then.
We've got you this time. just make
tip your min'
To take your medicine like men.
Our old clocks are tickin' and no
We're rockin' in the old arm chair.
We'll keep on rockin' and you can
But .in the turn we'll all be there.
-Magness, from Grassy Pond.
The Literary Sorosis will give its
play, "Mr. Bob," in the city hall on
next Friday night.
PROHIBITION IN CHARLOTTE.
Great Number of Prescriptions of
Whiskey Given by Physi
Charlotte, ,March 5.--Charlotte phy
sicians wrote 1,694 prescriptions dur
ing the month of February.
Recorder Shannonhouse figured
them up this afternoon and finds that
about twice as many wvere written
during February as in January. The
highest number filled by any one
drug store was 535 and the lowest
Of the seven drug stores dealing in
whiskey the following are the num
bers for each: 535. 414, 308, 129, 124,
113 and 71.
HANGED FOR HIS BROTHER.
Strange Confession of a Miser in
Washington, Pa., March 3.-"My
God! That's my brother! He never
killed that woman. I am the murder
er. I should have been hanged in
stead of Eugene," cried Adolph J.
Bloch today in a frenzy of remorse,
interrupting a companion at the steel
Imill in Canonsburg, who was reading
to him an account of the hanging of
Eugene Bloch, at Allentown on Tues
day. He is in the Washington coun
ty jail tonight, awaiting a hearing on
the charge of the murder to which he
has confessed and for which his
brother has been executed. His
brot-her was hanged for the alleged
murder of Mrs. Kate Falzinger.
Adolph Bloch declared to the author
ities today, after the item had been
read to him that he himself killed
Mrs. Falzinger and that the brot-her
who had been hanged was guiltless.
Bloch is a mill worker, readls news
papers but little, and says he knew
nothing of the trial, conviction and
IN NATION'S HISTORY
200,000 VISITORS IN CITY OF
City a Garden Blossoming With
Flags-Brilliant and Impos
ing Parade. 1
The most brilliant and imposing in- 1
auguration which the citizens of 1
Washington have ever prepared pass- 1
ed into t-he history of the Republic 1
on Saturday, March 4. '1 n--odore
Roosevelt did not ride to the Capitol,
hitch his horse to a shade tree, enter 1
the building and take the oath of of- i
fice booted and spurred. The tradi
tional Jeffersonian simplicity was re- I
placed by a pageant which has not 1
been surpassed in the annals of the i
It was the first national inaugura
tion since the civil war. The south 1
sent up its warriors and its state of
;icials. Men who fought each other t
for years under different flags; men 1
who fought together in the war with
Spain under the one flag of the- Un
ion marched together in review be
fore their common president, a sol
dier of the republic. With these, to
illustrate our new nationality, came
marching representatives from the
Phillippines and Porto Rico, lands
where the sunset, fading from the
flag in the far Pacific. is the sun
rise on its folds along the Atlantic
Fully 200,000 visitors saw the presi
dent. The whole city was a garden
blossoming -itli flags. For a week
ever advancing waves of color have
been sweeping through all its streets.
Not only was the line of march artis
tically decorated to a degree never
before attained, but no street in the
city was without its national colors.
Acting under a suggestion from the 1
inaugural committee, the board of ed
ucation had requested 50,ooo school
children to see that each one of their
homes displayed the flag. It was a
request responded to by an army of
children. This apotheosis of the col
ors was one of the most striking ele
ments of a gigantic scheme for ex
pressing the national respect for a
The Streets Transformed.
The committee on street decora
tions, street illumination and parks
and reviewing stands worked togeth
er with artistic taste and transformed
two miles and a half of the city's not
ed avenue into a fitting highway for
the nation in i:s countless represen
tative bodies to march as an escort to
its president. Every square yard(
that was not black with people, bank-1
ed h,igh from the pavement, crowd
ing at the windows and fringing all
roofs, was brilliant with the national
The scene by day was magnificent,
by night, under the committee's
scheme of illumination, t'he tremen
dous crowds wandered in fairy land.
Heretofore the decorations of :he
avenue have been chiefly flags,
streamers and burting. To these to
day were added palms of large
growth and in endless abundance, by
carloads from the south and ship
loads from Porto Rico.
The president's reviewing stand, in
front of t'he White H-ouse, was the
The Court of History.
which extended two long blocks,
from 15th street. Along each side of
the avenue were noted historical fig
ures. in great numbers, from the St.
This triumphal pathway, along
whic-h the kings of the earth might
have deemed it an honor to be con
ducted, was cleared and closed to
cars and vehicles at an early hour.
The police management was perfect
tccustomed to under the able man
LgenCt of Major Sylvester. its chief
)f metropolitan police. It was a roy
tl highway. upon which the president
tarly entered and proceeded to the
:apitol to sign such bills as congress
night pass in its closing hours.
Gen. Chaffee had provided a well
)rdered and perfect cavalry escort,
vhich could have rapidly passed over
he line and made possible the
)rompt reopening of the streets to
he car lines and the public, in order
hat the reside of the suburbs and
he greater portion of the city might
-each the centres of interest with the
east delay. But the grand army, as
s its 'habit, insisted on acting with
his escort, and the president, shar
ng the universal appreciation of its
>ast deeds, yielded, and his rate of
>rogress to the capitol was reduced
o the pathetic pace of men who were
ast approaching the Scripture limit
f life. But the delay had its compen
ations. Many thousands had oppor
unity to see and greet the president
Ls his 'cortege slowly passed along
he %vo miles from the White House
o Capitol Hill.
The five minutes remaining at the
lose of t<he senate's session were giv
n to inaugurating
The New Vice President.
He appeared at the main entrance,
scorted by the joint committee of ar
-angements, and, as the senate and
ts guests rose, he was escorted to a
eat at the right of the presiding of
icer. where he delivered brief inaug
ral remarks and repeated the oath
)f office after the presiding officer,
Then immediately began the open
ng and formal organization of the
iew session in the senate chamber.
n this little box, whose galleries seat
tbout 8oo-seats eagerly, but vainly,
oiught for by at least a 'hundred
:housand people-the senate, after a
full roll call, and duller reading of
he president's proclamation assemb
ing the body, began its work. Pack
-d like sardines in the restricted
;pace olf the little chamber were the
>fficial visitors, the president and
:abinet in plain clothes, the ambassa
lors and ministers, gorgeous in gilt
)raid and decorations; the supreme
:ourt, in deep black, the army and
avy in silver and gold and swords;
tnd last of all the members of a dead
louse of representatives, banked
Lbout the walls or crowded into cloak
-oms Each of these grand divisions
>f official life, or official death, was
nnounced and saluted by the senate
-ising. All this prolonged form, with
ts solemn ~rrogress and weighty dig
ity, was preliminary to the ceremon
es otitside. and the march at once be
~an to the immense platform, where
he president was to deliver his in
ugural and take the oath of office.
The Opening Scene.
Here the great pageant for the ben
~fit of the public began to unfold it
elf, and the people were on 'hand to
ee. For the day a long winter had
iven wvay, and the never more wel
ome sun blessed the occasion.
The windows of the capitol were
rowded: there was a deep -fringe of
pectators along the roofs of senate
md house. and the porticoes of the
lome. The trees of the park were
oaded with boys and men: the broad
tcres of the park itself were crowded
vith thousands upon thousands. Back
f this the windows, roofs and porch
s of the library of congress accom
noated a multitude, end every resi
lence fronting on the park added to
:he imposing scene. A!l these were
:he plain people. Surrounding the
>laza in front of the president's plat
orm were the forming lines of the
nain parade, while from the adjacent
treets eevrywhere projeacted heads
f columns, military and civic, wait
ng to fall into their places in line.
Appearance of the President
rom the senate chamber the shout
ing began. swelling into a roar like
Niagara. rising to cyclonic. effects,
ai:d continuing while the senate and
members of the house, the cabinet,
the stpireme court, the heads of the
army and navy, ambassadors and
ministers, representatives of every
subordinate branch of the govern
ment, and a great company of guests
filed out of the senate doors and filled
the immense platform.
At length all was ready for the
crowning ceremony. T'he sea of hu
manity was stilled. The president ad
vanc a to take the oath of office.
Wh his hand upon the Bible held by
the chief justice, he reverently repeat
ed the oath, kissed the Book at the
end, and Theodore Roosevelt, a sol
dier of the Republic, became presi
dent by the votes of the people, fol
lowing the unbroken li.- of soldier
prcsidents which his party has install
ed since the close of tne civil war.
H!e . -n delivered hi- inaugural,
which surprised his hearers by its
brevity. As the cerrmny closed he
was again greeted by the roaring
cheers of the'immense throng. Ac
companied by his escort and follow
ed by, the troops and civilian parad
ers, he started for the White.House.
The Inaugural Parade.
It was the most perfect column
that ever marched in an inaugural
parade, though its numbers were less.
Gen. Chaffee had insisted that a bri
gade of the National Guard from each
state should be the maximum repre
sentation. This obviated the impos- ,
ing but wearisome and finally monot
onous sight when Pennsylvania's 12,
ooo finely equipped state - troops
marched in the McKinley inaugural.
Everywhere, as the column
passed, the skill of Gen.
Chaffee's supervision, aided by
his chief of staff, Gen. John A.
Johnston, was apparent to every
practiced eye. Nothing was left to
chance. The regulars, the National
Guard, and the civic grand division
had their orders of formation for
each unit of the columns and. con
formed to them.
The whole column, military and
civic, under Gen. Chaffee and his
staff, marched with a steadiness and
celerity hitherto unattained, and like
every section of this unrivalled inaug
uration, its praises are on every ton
On the Reviewing Stand.
"'It was a great success. Great!
Anhd did you note that "bunch" of
cowboys? Oh. they are the boys who
can rideC. It all was superb. [t really
touched me to the -heart."
This was the comment made by
President Roosevelt to a representa
tive of the Associated Press as he
was leaving the reviewing stand for
the White House at the conclusion
of the magnificent inaugural parade
arranged in his honor.
During the greater part of the re
view the president kept up 'a running
fire of comment with Senator Bacon
on various features of the parade,
losing not an opportunity to direct at
tention to the features, which were
carrying into effect his own views
Presently came swinging along, in
perfect form, the native Porto Rican
military contingent. Turning to Sen
ator Bacon,' of Georgia, the president
remarked: "T-hey look pretty well
for an oppressed people. eh, senator?"
And then, aside: "I really shuddered
slihtly today as I swore to obey the
constitution," and then he laughed.
"Two more battle ships." again said
the president as the "Jackies" from
t'he war vessels in the harbor marched
by. He applauded them enthusiasti
ally, and, turning to his party, said:
"Those are the men who will help to
avert the danger of an international
war. And, by the way, one of the
new battle s>hips is to be named South
Carolina, in honor of Legare, of
Charlestn, who workred for the ap