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PEACE IN SIGHT.
Way Is Smoothed For Ending the
War " ween Russia and
St. Petersburg, June 18, 9.35 p. m.
Russia has finally and definitely ac
cepted Was-hington as the meeting
place for the Russian and Japanese
plenipotentiaries, the foreign office
having- waived its request for recon
sideration at the personal direction of
the emperor, whose desire to give the
fullest and fairest opportunity to
President Roosevelt's proposal for a
peace conference is hereby manifest
At a conference with Ambassador
Meyer. Count Lamsdorff, the foreign
minister, went last night to Peterhoff
and laid the matter before the emper
or, who, on learning that insi tence
on The Hague might endanger the
negotiations, directed Count Lams
dorff to inform Ambassador Meyer
that Russia would accept Washing
It was after midnight when the
foreign minister returned from Peter
hoff, but Ambassador Meyer was
forthwith notified and a cipher dis
patch was prepared and sent to the
state department at Was-hington at
an early hour this morning.
Count Lamsdorff this afternoon is
sued a public announcement of the
selection of Washington.
The result is looked upon as a de
cided triumph for American diplo
In certain quarters here envy and
jealousy of the United States are ill
concealed. The entire collapse of the
negotiations was predicted yesterday,
and there was almost open exulta
tion at what was declared to be a
"rebuff to Roosevelt." Even in peace
circles, gloomy faces were drawn at
the report that Russia would insist
upon The Hague, but thanks to the
personal attitude of the emperor and
of the well put representatives of Am
bassador Meyer, the threatened diplo
matic motntain has decreased to a
mole hill over which negotiations can
now proceed rapidly. The Gazetta,
which is known as a mouthpiece of
the foreign office, declares that noth
ing is yet known regarding Japan's
terms. It intimates that Russia may
not balk at an indemnity, significantly
stating that international control of
the Chinese Eastern railroad is pos
sible as a means of insuring payment
of an indemnity. It says that the
plenipotentiaries will have special
powers and may be authorized to con
Although the way has thus been
smoothed for a peace conference, the
operations in Manchuria appear to be
in full marc'h toward a big engage
ment, the Japanese having pushed
forward is far as Liaoyangchangkeng
(Liaoyangwopeng), west of the Liao
river, 33 miles north of Fakumnen.
The Japanese have strong forces here
as well as in the rear of Lieut. Gen.
Linevitch's advance detachments near
Chantufu, and even threaten the flank
of the fortified positions at Sipinghai,
where Gen. Linevitch intended to of
fer battle but from which he pushed
far to the southward dui-ing the
months of inactivity on the part of
the Japanese army. It is not known
here whether Gen. Linevitc-h will re
tire slowly on these positions or
whether, as he intimated recently in
an interview with the correspondent
of the Associated Press, he intends
to meet the Japanese flanking opera
tions to westward by a counter offen
WVaThington, June 18.--Russia and
Japan have tentatively decided to ap-1
poir.: their plenipotentiaries to repre
sent :hemn in the Washington confer
ence. M. Nelidoff, it is understood,
has already accepted :he chairman
ship of the Russian mission and is be
ing consalted about the selection ofi
his. a- sociates. but .Washionitoni ha=
n.ot yet aeard whether laruis Io's
health wi pe:-m:t aim tu come a
the ranking Japa,e-e pcen:po.ennry.
The belief here is thaz Field Mlar-hal
Yamagata wil! be diesi;mated in It:ls
to ;:cecp.. : is xp'ected that the cenn
ference will conuvene :ere aborut thle
middle of August.
The belt line through the suburban
mill villages about Greenville has
been completed. This -gives Green
ville eight miles of electric railway
DR. J. J. WATSON STABBED.
Dr. F. D. Kendal Used a Knife in a
Fight in Front of His Residence
An unfortunate sequel to the col
lision between the street car and train
at Taylor street crossing, says the
Columbia State of June 16. was a per
sonal difficulty between Dr. F. D.
Kendall and Dr. J. J. Watson.
Mr. Nelson, who was injured in the
accident, has been boarding for some
years at the residence of Dr. Wat
son's mother. When her sons heard
of his trouble they went to Dr. Ken
dall's office on Plain street and failed
to see Mr. Nelson, who had been tak
en to the home of Mr. John Agnew,
next door to Dr. Kendall's office, and
under Dr. Kendall's care. Later Dr.
Watson also came to the office and
stated that he wanted to see Nelson
and if it was thought Nelson could
be moved he desired to take him to
his own home. Dr. Kendall consented
and Dr. Watson went in to see the
patient. It was decided to move him
and Dr. Watson returned later with
the ambulance. At this time Dr.
Kendall came out and asked that less
noise be made, as there were other
patients in the house who would be
disturbed. This led to words be
tween Dr. Watson and Dr. Kendall,
and Dr. Watson struck Dr. Kendall in
the face. Dr Kendall then stabbed Dr.
Watson with a pocket knife which he
had in his hand. T%e two men were
Dr. Watson walked to the residence
of Dr. A. B. Knowlton, a few steps
away, and there his injuries were ex
Dr. Knowltorr stated later that Dr.
Watson had two penetrating wounds
into the chest, both entering the lung,
one on each side. The wounds ex
tended about a finger's length. The
left wound is from the back and the
right wound is from the front. That
the wounds may be serious is evident
to even a layman, but the physician
stated that he had none but the most
hopeful opinion of the case, and that
Dr. Watson was seemingly not at all
worried about himself. He was taken
from Dr. Knowlton's home to his
own residence on Blanding street
about one- o'clock this morning,
where he was resting easily.
Dr. Watson, his two brothers, Stan
more and Ashie, and Dr. Kendall,
were all summoned to appear -before
the recorder this morning. Dr. Wat
son will hardly be able to be present
and the case is not likely to be heard
News and Courier, June i8.
Dr. Henry Kendall this afternoon
swore out warrants against Dr. Jos.
J. Watson, Stanmore Watson and
Archie Watson, on the charge of as
sault and battery and rioting. The
warrant is a sequel to the unfortunate
difficulty several nights ago, during
which Dr. Joe Watson was stabbed
by Dr. Kendall. The warrant was
sworn out before Magistrate Lorick.
The preliminary was waived until Dr.
Watson was able to be up and attend
the preliminary. Messrs. J. P. Mc
Cartha, John Taylor, A. A. Maden
and Robert E. Campbell promptly
gave all the required bond for the
Messrs. Watson, and many offers to
go bond were declined. Dr. Watson's
condition continues favorable tonignr.
His physicians say that he is doing:
very nicely, and there have been no
SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed Throughout the State.
The Confederate monument at
Chester will be unveiled June 22.
A\ movement for the abolition of
the dispensary is u:nder way in Ho'r
The wall 4f a new tw '-s rv ~>rick~
The ca<!ets of the Citadel. at Char
es'n, are now in camp in Cclutmbia
aind are enjoying camp life.
Union on last Friday celebrated
her onle hundred and fiftieth anniver
WVilliam Johnson, colored, was ex
ecuted at Orangeburg on Friday for
committing a criminal assault upon
a little white girl. Johnson protested
his innoene to the last.
THE PICKENS DISPENSARY.
Governor Heyward Orders It Closed
-County Board Waiting On
The state board of control, says
the Columbia correspondent of t'he
News and Courier, wishes to be re
lieved of any and all responsibility for
not closing the Pickens county dis
pensary. Chairman H. H. Evans in
a conversation over the long distance
telephone state,d that as soon as he
heard from Governor Hey-ward, who
sent him a copy of a letter from Pick
ens, he asked him what he could do
in the matter.
Governor Heyward took the matter
up with the attorney general's office,
and Mr. Townsend had a conversa
tion with Mr. Evans, and Mr. Town
send advised Mr. Evans that it was
a matter for the county board of con
trol to close the Pickens dispensary.
Mr. Evans states that he acted en-.
tirely on the legal authority of Mr.
Townsend, the assistant attorney gen
eral, and that Mr. Townsend said that
under the recent decision in the
Weeks-Elloree case it was distinctly
held that is was the business of the
county boards and not that of the
state board to close dispensaries. if
the county board does not act, or
if it meets with any trouble, then it
may be a matter for the state board
to take up, but not until that time.
Mr. Evans states that it makes no
difference to him whether the dis
pensary at Pickens closes or not, if
the people want it closed, 'but he is
trying to carry out the law as he sees
it and as advised by the attorney gen
eral's office and the supreme court of
Governor Heyward took another
"try" at the matter, and wrote an
other letter in reply to one from Mr.
Cox, of Pickens county.
The following is the letter of Mr.
Pickens, S. C.
To his Excellency, D. C. Heyward,
Columbia, S. C.-Dear Sir: Yours of
the 13th to ha,.d and contents noted.
The reason why the county has not
taken any action is that they have
been waiting orders from the state
board, as we are acting under them,
but if your Excellency advises us to
close without orders from them
please advise us accordingly. And
another reason was the supervisor
ordered the election on petition that
was supposed to be signed by one
fourth of the voters of the county,
but a great many of the petitioners
were not qualified voters if he had
boiled them down as he should. I do
not suppose that those petitions con
tained the names of one-sixth of the
voters of the county. But if you think
best for the county board to close
without order from the state board,
please advise us. Yours, etc.,
J. E. Cox.
The Governor wrote:
Mr. J. E. Cox, chairman county
'board of directors, Pickens, S. C.
Dear Sir: Replying to yours, 14th in
stant. beg to say that it is the duty
of the county board to act in the mat
ter of closing dispensary after an
election has been held without any
reference to the state board of direc
tors. Hoping that you will act with
out delay. Very truly yours,
D. C. Heyward,
The Matter In Pickens.
The Pickens correspondent of the
News and Courier says:
Nearly a month has passed 'since
the dispensary was voted out of Pick
ens by a majority of more than three
to one. The business people of the
town, even those who favor the dis
pensary. ~iave opposed any contest of
election, and without exception have
been in favor of the will of the peo
ple, as e:<pressed at the polls. being
The delay in closing the dispensary
can hardly be laid solely at the doors
0f local co,unty b)ard of control, even
i it is tr ue that the county board has
exerted no strenuous effort to have it
cosedl. The members of the 'board
have hbeen laboring under the im
pression that the State board would
have it c!osed, and have felt subject
to that board.
A dispensary inspector was here
nearly r. week ago to check up the
stock and to close the dispensary, but
was recalled to Columbia without
closing it. The governor's letter
IS STILL C
and we intend tc
very best intere:
public to buy fro
value in first cla
pers to be had in
intend to close <
Knee Suit, ever
Odd Pants, and c
at prices you ne
For any need in
pay you to see u
Our prices on ]
Silks are the vE
member, that WE
to save you dollt
The Right i
July now read;
that afcer conference with the attor
ney general, it had been decided that
it is the county board's duty to close
it. The state 'board evidently thinks
it has voice in the matter, as the fol
lowing tiegrams, received this after
noon, would indicate:
Columbia, S. C., June 17', 19o5.
M'r. 3. E. Coxc, Pickens, S. C.: In
spector will reach there Monday.
Don't close dispensary until he ar
(Signed.) G. H. Charles, Clerk.
Mr Cox stated to your correspond
ent that the dispensary would be open
on Monday. He thinks it may close
soon, if, as the governor and attor
ney general have instructed, it is duty
of county board to close the dispen
sary without said -orders be coming
from the state board. It is certain
that the county board of control is
under dual orders. The county board
is likely pondering, not only the ques
tion of who is who, but also what is
Clemson college is now arranging
plans to hold Farmers' Institutes this
summer in the counties of the state
during the period between July 19th
and August 5th. Citizens who may
desire an Institute held in their comn
munity are invited to send an appli
cation to the President of the college.
not later than June 24th. Sugges
tions regarding the agricultural
questions in which the community
may be interested are also invited.
The Institute at Clemson college
will begin August 8th and continue
for one week. Distinguished sp)eak
ers will address the farmers on im
portant topics during that week. The
railway companies have arranged to
give rates of one fare, plus 25 cents
for the round trip from every station
in South Carolina. Delagates to the
Farmers' institute at the college will
please see that the local railway
agent provides himself with the re
duced tickets in ample time.
P. H. Mel],
> make it to the
At of the buying
m us. Greatest
ss Dress Goods,
Shoes and Slip
)ut every Boy's.
y pair of Men's
>ffer them to you,
ver dreamed ofL
Millinery it will
Dress Goods ard
iry lowest. Re
i will do our best
-d Patterns for
y. 10 and 15c..
Southern Railway Excurdsia-.
The Southern railway winf ser2
round trip tickets to the following
points for special occasions:
Niagara Falls, N. Y., Ancient Ar
bic Order of Mystic Shriners, Im
proved Council, June 20-23 , 1903
Rate: one fare, plus $1.oo for round.
trip, from all points.
Calhoun, S. C., South Carolina:r
State Summer School, JTune 29. .Ul.!
19, 1905. Rate: one first cTass fare.
Toronto, Ont., Account oif Intee
national Sunday School association.
June 20-27, 1905. Rate on. certif.icate
Dress is sometimes a matter of
form and form is often a matter of
A wvise doctor always gives a pa.
tient something to brace him up. be
fore presenting his bill.
plus 25 cents, for round trip from
all points in South Carolina
Athens. Ga.. Summir School, June
27 to July 28, 1905. Rare: one first
class fare plus 25 cents for rouni:
Asheville, N. C.. Annuai Confer
ence Y. M. C. A.. June ')-25. Rate:.
one fare plus 25 cents for round trip.
Asheville, N. C., Conference of
Young People's Missionary associa
tdon, June 25 to July 2, 1905. Rate
one fare plus 25 cents for round trip..
Denver, Col., Account International
Epworth League convention. Rate
veryv low. and will be given on appfl- -
Knoxville. Tenn.. Summer Schoo .
June 20 to July 28. 1935. Rate: one:
fare plus 25 cents for round trip.
Nashville. Tenn.. Peabody Summe
School and Vantderbilt Bibical In
stitute, June 14 to August 9, 19O5
Rate: one tare plus 25 cents for round'
Baltimore, Md., Account of the.
United Society of Christian Endeavor
Inter-national convention, July 5-Ior
Asbury Park, N. J., Account of Na
tional Educational association, July
3-7. Rate very low and will be givent: