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VOL XLIII. NO. 26. NEWBERRY. S. C. FRIDAY. MARCH 30. 1904. TWICE A WEEK. $1.50 A YEAR
ATT. GEN. GUNTER
IMPRESSIVE SCENES IN BATES
. BURG, HIS HOME TOWN.
Business Suspended-The People At
tend the Funeral En Masse, as if
all Had Lost a Relative
Many Officials and Cit
izens also Present
Columbia, March 26.-The esteem
in which the late Hon. U. X. Gunter,
Jr., Attorney General of South Car
olina, was held by those who knew
him was strikingly illustrated today
in his home town of Batesburg dur
ing theh ours thath is body was being
borne through the streets to its last
resting place among the graves of his
departed fellow townsmen. Business
was entirely suspended in town, as it
had been since announcement of the
death of Mr. Gunter. On the streets
those who had known him from boy
hood gathered and eulogized his virt
ues. Deep and sincere were the ex
pressions, convincing any stranger
that "X' Gunter, as.he was familiar
ly called, was loved by those who
knew him best.
Just as striking was the demonstra
tion that those who knew him best
in publie life held him in highest
esteem. This was evident by the pres
ence of so many pNninenf people
from other portions of the State, who
had journeyed bere to pay the last
tribute of respect to his memory. The
train from Columbia was so crowd
ed that an extra passenger coach
had to be attached in order to ac
. commodate the people, and the many
mangnuificent - floral offerings that
Most affecting was the eulogy de
livered at the Church by the Rev. N.
.N. Burton, the veteran minister, who
had known Mr. Gunter from baby
hood. Eloquently, and often in a
choking voice, Mr. Burton paid tri
bute to the distinguished dead. Dur
ing the forenoon the .body of*7Mr.
Guater lay in the parIor of his 4 n
eestral honie, w~here friends 'fromn all
~~tesurrounding country came to look
upon his features for the last time.
The Train From Colambia
brought the State officers, depart
mental clerks, delegations from Elks
and Knights of Pythias, a number of
civilians from Columbia. and other
portions of the State. Governor Hey
ward was unavoidably absent, being
detained in Florida, but' he sent to
the bereaved family the telegraphic
message of sympathy already publish
The State officers present were
Lieutenant Governor Sloan, Secre
tary of Stqte Gantt, Comptroller Gen
.eral Jones; State Treasurer Jennings,
Superintendent.of Education Martin,
Private Secretary Norment, Adjt. Gen
Frost, Commissioner Watson, As
sistant Attorney General .You.mans,
Railroad Commissioner .Caughman,
Superintendent Griffith of the State
Penitentiary, Miss Laborde, the State
Librarian; Capt. U. R. Brooks, clerk
of the State Supreme Court.
From the various departments at
the Capitol were: Messrs Carter, Mc
Laurin, Mitchell, Holmes, McCown
Misses Henderson, Walker and Ver
non, the latter from the Attorney
General's office, represented the
stenographer's of the Capitol.
From the Legislative branch of the
Government were Senator Blease, of
Newberry; Representative Etheridge,
and Mr. E. H. Aull, chief clerk of the
State Armorer Alley and Capitol
Guard Hiers attended.
The Columbia Lodge of Elks, of
which Mr. Gunter was a charter mem
ber, sent -a strong delegation, headed
by Exalted Ruler Lynch and Past Ex
ated Ruler E. B. Clark. In the dele
gation were: Geo. G. Moseley. Dr. P.
D. Brooker, H. G. Johnson, B. R.
Cooner, Dr. WV. F. Eberhardt, Dr.
Byers, F. F. Hlough. J1. B. Letton, the
Hon. G. Duncan Bellinger, former
Attorney General, and Messrs Wat
so Gat n others, who were pres
en also inother capacities. The
Knighjts of Pythias sent a delegation
-0f:S-.i11 o as Chan.e11r anit.
i ('h eellr I 8. 1'. ( ~a rt er. N. I1
i)riggers and A. C. 1 epass.
For\er Assistait Attorney (ener
al Townsend. Solicitor Sease. 1. R.
Ctulley. N. W. Brooker. Capt. V. W.
Miller. B. David. C. M. Gallway, of
the State: M. H. Mobley. J. 1. GAS
ton hnd a large number of personal
friends of the deceased were among
those who attended from other points.
The Floral Tributes
were profuse and handsome. Of rare
beauty and simplicity was the design
from the state offices and departmen
tal clerks. It was an immense wreath
of sage palms. with sheaves held by
The Elks sent a magnificent pillow
of roses, carnations and ferns, inscrib
ed with letters of royal purple. The
young ladies of the Capitol made an
offering of a superb wreath of car
nations and narcissus. A striking
design was sent by the young men of
Among the other noteworthy offer
ings may be mentioned a beautiful
wreath of carnations from Governor
and Mrs Heyward, an attractive de
sign from the Knights of Pythias.
and designs from Commissioner and
Mrs Watson, the railroad commis
sion, W. J. Oliver, of Knoxville, Tenn
Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Hough, Mr. and
Mrs. H. R. Culley and Mr. and Mrs.
J.'R. Eison and Mr. and Mrs. C. L.
The funeral procession formed at 3
o'clock, and the hearse was followed,
en route to the Baptist church where
the services were held, by the pall
bearers, State officers and clerks, and
the Elks and Knights of Pythias mar
ching on foot. The Elks on leaving
the church followed the hearse on
foot all the way to the cemetery.
were as follows:
Active--John Bell Towill, W.. W.
Watson. A. C. Jones, T. B. Kernaghan.
J. A. Watson, Capers Bates, Eugene
Hartley, W. A. Cooner, Solictor Geo
Bell Timmerman and E. F. Strother.
Honorary-Lieut Governor J. T.
Sloan, Assistant Attorney General
Youmans. the Hon. G. Duhean Bellin
ger, Secretary of State Gantt, Sup
erintendent of Education 0. B.. Mar-1
~tin. Adjt. Gen. Frost, State Treasurer~
Jennings, Comptroller General Jones.
Commissioner Watson, Private Secre
tary .J. E. Normnent.
Honorary (local)-Ex Lieut Gov
ernor W. H. Timmerman. N. A.
Bates, J. W. Cooner, L. D. Culhum.
E. Jones, J. B. Suddath, J. C. Glover.
J. R. T. Major, N. R. Bayley, E. C.
Ridgell, J. R. .Bouknight, Dr. D. M.
At The Church
the pallbearers and State officers
occupied seats that had been reserved
in the center of the church, and the
Elks divided on either side. The
church was crowded far beyond its
capacity. The services were con
ducted by the Rev. Jabez Ferris, the
pastor of the church and the hymns
rendered wereg those that were the
favorites of the deceased. The pastor
was assisted in the services by the
Revs. E. T. Hodges, of the Metho
dist Church; J. H. Bouldridge, of the
Baptist Church, at Lancaster, who
for eight years, served the Batesburg
Baptist, and N. N. Burton, now re
tired, but for many years the pastor
of the Batesburg Baptist Church.
The opening prayer, which was
most appropriate, was made .by Mr.
Hodges. Mr. Boldridge made brief
remarks which were forceful, thought
ful and appropriate t6 the occasion.
The funeral eulogy, as it may be best
termed, was delivered by Mr. Burton.
Eloquently he dealt with the life of
"X'' Gunter from the days of child
hood, and his remarks were of such
a character as to bring tears to the
ees of many.
VMr. E. B. Clark durng the service
~rendered the beautiful solo, 'Mom
ent by Moment,'' by Whittle, of
whieh Mr. Gunter was most fond.
IBurial By The Elks.
After the services at the church,
the body wa taken to the cemetery,
where the solemn bur:ial ceremony of
the Elks were conducted. Those par
ticipating were the entire pary of
Elks that came from Columbia. The
following acting in the capacities in
djeated: Exalted Rler Chas J. Lynch,
chaplain, E. B. Clark; esteemed loyal
Kngh G. Dncann Belinger; esteem-:
-sit-emned leaditic- ki-lht. P. 1). Brook
0r sc~re tarr. h. F. Hlon-zh: esairie.
Durin t1hese veriOnies tie Elk,
N Nearer Mv (God to Thee.' ;n,l
"Abide With Me. and the amarianih
and ivv and the "Fmrget-me-not'
were thrown by the Elks ino the open
When the Elks ceremonies had been
eoneluded. there f41llowed. the final
prayer by the Rev. N. N. Burton. and
the earth then claimed the mortal re
mains of one who, in his short career,
had won distinction and that which
the memory of which his family will
more greatly cherish. the love and
esteem of his fellow man.
Those who had come from a distance
to attend the funeral left Batesburg
immediately after the interment. re
turning to their several homes by
way of Columbia.
COLUMBIA GETS THE REUNION.
General Carwile Accepts the Invita
tion Extended by This City
The Confederate reunion will be
held in CoLumhia. (eneral T. W.
Carwile commander ot the Sontb
Carolina veterans. wired President W.
A. Clark 4>f the Chamber of Com
meree that the invitation extended by
this city hai been accepted with
thanks. This means that the city
must at once begin preparations for
the event and that the members of the
Chamber of Commerce, Sons of Vet
erans and Daughters of the Confeder
aev. who will be asked to serve on the
varous committees, must unite in
making the gathering one long to be
remembered by the veterans. The pre
liminary work is in the hands of a
ommittee composed of Chairman
W. D. Starlint. ?reo. L. Baker. W. E.
Ganzales. C. B. Simmons and John L.
imnaugh. President Clark will at
once appoint othe committees to
work with this one. as the time is not
far off. the usual time for reunions
being about May 10.
LONGWORTH FOR GOVERNOR.
President's Son-In-Law. May Be
Candidate in Ohio.
Among the many rumors in Wash
ington, according to the New York
Press, is. one that Nicholas Long
worth will he the administration's
andidate for the Republican nomina
tion for governor of Ohio next year.
Secretary Taift is understood to have
been looking forward toward that
office as a possible stepping stone to
the presidency. This likely clash is
cited as a reason the president ap
pears a.nxious to get Seeretary Taft
out of active political life by giving
him a place in the United States su
These various rumors have their
origin among administration republi
cans at the capitol, but they are not
always taken as a safe basis for pre
diction. There is good reason to at
tach more than usual importance to~
In Ohio, Senator Forzaker depends
largely upon Bo.ss Cox. of Cincinnati.
but Cox is now under a cloud, and his
indictment, it. is intimated, is likely
to come soon. Mr. Longworth has
been largely. dependent upon Cox's
--leasure in politics for his return to
the house of representatives, but now
that open warfare has been declared
bet wen the administration and Cox,
opinion differs concerning the future
political aissociations of Mr. Long
Cox may use his utmost endeav
r to accomplish Longworth 's defeat
for reelection and possibly his renom
ination for congress next fall. Wheth
r returned again to congress or not,
Longworth may be a candidate for
:.vrn'nr next year. Secretary Taft
could be of assistane to Longworth
in Ohio. were it not that he has cher
ished ambition to be~ governor of his
ow state, and then t.o use that lever
age to defeat Foraker's hopes for the
support of the Buckeye delegation in
he next republican national conven
SOUTH CAROLINA TO MAKE
GOOD SHOW AT JAMESTOWN.
Commission Has Organized-Capt. W
E Gonzales, President; Col Au
gust Kohn, Sceretary and
Goes to Norfolk.
The eommiss-nl to prepare for a
proper exhibit of the resources of
this state at. the Jamestown exposi
tion met yesterday at the call of
Governor Heywaird. Those present
were: Capt. W. E. Gonzales, chief
commissioner, Columbia; Mr. Thomas
R. Waring. Charleston: Capt. J. G.
Richards. .Jr.. Liberty Hill: Prof.
Frank Evans. Spartanburg: Senator
.J. B. Black, Bamberg; Mr. J. E. Nor
ment. Darlington. and Mr. E. Marion
Riiker. Anderson. All of the mem
bers appointed by Governor Heyward
recently were present and will serve
on the commission with much enthus
Mr. Gonzales was elected -presi
dent. Mr. Rucker vice president and
Col. August Kohn secretary and
treasurer. Mr. Kohn occupied the
same position with the board which
in 1903 erected the building and pre
pared the exhibit at the Charleston
exposition. The board spent quite a
while discussing in a general way
what is best to be done. The legis
lature made an appropriation of
Enterprising architects submitted
plans for a South Carolina building
at the exposition but the commission
.fter a full discussion. theuht it best.
to go slowly as to putting the neces
sary amount of money in such -a
building as would do credit to the
state. It was decided to hold this
matter open for a while at least.
The commission is at present dis
posed to make its funds go just as
far as possible in making a creditable
rfisplay of the industrial, agricultural,
mineral, forestry and other resources
of the sta te. If .after doing this in
satisfactory manner. a separate
building can be erected for the re
eption anid entertainment of South
Carolinians a.nd others, it will be
done, but the commission 's present
view is:to do the state :most good for
the funds it has available.
It was decided to send a committee
to Norfolk within a few days to con
fer with the exposition -authorities
relative to the space available, the
best manner of installation, the. site
for a state building should one be de
termined upon and to go over the sit
ation in general.
Commissioner E. J. Watson was
present, by invitation, and gave the~
commission many thoughtful sugges-~
tions from his experience in the col-'
lection of an' industrial display. Coin
missioner Watson now has a fine
nuleus and it is proposed to use this
for Jamestown in many respects.
Capt. Gonzales, in a day or two,
will name the committee to visit Nor
folk; and is himself chairman, ex
oicio, of this committee. The com
mission already finds that there is a
great deal of interest in the work and
that there will be a general coopera
tion in making the display at James
town representative in every way- of
the sister state of Virginia which
feels almost a copartnership in this
expsition at Jamestown.
The Prize That Pa Got.
A Pit tsburg widower away from
home married a widow, according to
Harper's Weekly, of the usual type,
"plain'' but "good.'' After his mar
riage he telegraphed to the eldest of
his children, a girl of fifteen:
"Have won a prize. Ami married.
WiHi be home tomorrow."
Wheu the bride and bridegroom ar
rived the children were watching at
teO door, and at sight of their future
mother gave a little gasp of conster
The second child. a boy, nudged his
sister and whispered:
"Say, Nell, that mrst have beon the
onslatin prize that pa t !'
ROOSEVELT AND TILLMAN.
Some Strong Points of Resemblance
.\rthnrv X W:nren inl the IMotoni lIeraldi.
Wahiin:ton. Marei 24. 1906.
Presideiit R'toosevelt and Senator Till
nwo irevseihie ei itheir in certain
traits of character. eertain streaks of
temperment. certain habits of mind,
and .e rtain. bents of prejudice. Both
4 them are fighters, both are hap
piest when fighting: both are impetu
ons. hot-headed,. easily roused to the
loss of temper: both jump at conclu
sions: both splutter their thoughts
into the surtounding air; both are
tactless as buzz-saws: both cause their
friends unending concern; both love
playing to the g lery, and both have
confessed to some distrust of the
supreme court of the United States.
These gentlemen would make a
very potent pair if these characteris
ties on the part of the one weie other
wise balanced on the part of the other.
As they are not balanced they pro
(lice friction. Resemblance ceases be
yond the line thus indicated. And
yet these two men have so much in
common that they might fairly be ex
pected to understand each other bet
ter than they do.
Take for example their apprehen
sioni of the supreme court. Could there
be a spectacle more uplifting than a
combined attack by these two pow
ers bent upon abolishing, or recon
structing, the highest branch of the
judiciary? A republican president and
a democratic senator, both bound by
their oaths of office to defend the
constitution, could by concerted act
ion, arouse such demonstrations,
antagonistic to the constitution's
ehief ?tay that all the demagogiC
persons in the land would find their
biefinents distaneed and outworn.
"But I am not a demagogue!"
says President Roosevelt.
''And I am not a demagogne!" says
Surely, one would hope for at least
so much in a president and in a sena
tor of the - United States. But why
mislead us all by utterances which
stir - the thin blood in the veins of
those who believe that all that is
wrong, and that the way to improve
the social fabric is to turn it upside
The President's Outbreak Against
A public man, whose word is al-'
ways truth. itself, and who is a friend
f the president, .the justice~and the
senator, who figure' in the following
narrative, assures roe that when the
eision of Air. Justice' Holmes, in a
famous case, was announced- and
found to be adv4ase to the wishes of1
the White house, the president burst]
forth with that now historie exclama
tion of wonder that~ an ungrateful
*judge should dare to decide adverse
ly to the wish of the chief magistrate,
who had appointed him and he vowed,
by whatever is his equivalent for Gen.
Brigham's "'nine gods of war,'" that
'Justice Holmes should never again
darken the doors of the White H4use
during this administration.'
The president 's attacks of spontan
eous combustion are not always con
ealed within .the doors of the execu
tive mansion, and the heat of this.
blaze was simultaneously felt in many
quarters. So a senator in whom the
president has great confidence hasten
ed to the White House, and was ad
mitted to the scene of conflagration.
He had brought the extinguisher of
''Mr. President," said he, '' you'
had better cut off your right arm than
let the country believe that you have
disclaimed faith in the supreme court,
and in Mr. Justice Holmes, because
your own wishes have been crossed.
It will never do, Mr. President. Deny
it, I urge you and also invite justice
to dine with you at the White House.
That will show that you are on good
terms with him, and it will have a
good effect on the count ry."
Within a week Mr. Justice Holmes,
of the supreme court, was the guest
of honor at a White House dinner.
Just here we may pause to reflect.
Chief J::-tic FuCThller is 73 years of
age. aind has .med in the supreme
court 17 1-2 years.
Justice Harlan will be 73 on the 1st
..i ou e. jias served. in the supre
ne eoirt over 28 years.
Justice Brewer will be 69 years old
In June, and has served on the sm
preme heneh over 16 years.
Julstice Peekham will be GS aext
Nlov(mhr. :md he has served more
thum tei yeas in the supreme court.
T1 would be the last word (f indeli
ey fwr aniiy aspirant to the supreme
bench to proclaim his ambition while
these distinuilshed men retain. their
places. Imagine any man urging, be
fore the event. upon the president, or
uttering ttrough the press, or other
wise, his desire to succeed,' say, chief
Justice Fuller, or Mr. Justice Harlan,
should either of those jurists resign,
or die in office! Would he not earn
deserved contumely? Can we beliV e,
then, that the interesting speculations
as to what will* be, or should be, done
by the president, if those vacancies
occur during his term of office, are
really inspired at the White House, as
we are told they are. As if authority
might count upon death or resigna
tion before a given date! That were
an audacious indelicacy!
Thefour supreme court justices re
ferred to have not tie sligliest idea of
resigning, so far as their friends are'
aware. On the contrary, they are in
full possession of physical health and
mental power, and they intend to re
main in service as long as these for
tunate conditions continue. If the
president desires to "make a rec,ord"
Three appointments to the supreme
bench they are not likely willingly to
gratify that ambition. Nor are specu
lations of that nature likely to gratify
men of their dignity and character.
Three appointments to the supreme
court have already fallen to President
Rosevelt. Surely he cannot desire to
have four more."
Any Attempt to "Pack' The Court
Would be Unpopular.
The president, and Senator Tillman
and other radicals, %may think that
the supreme court should be revolu
tionized, or reconstructed, or refor
med (whatever the phrase is they
most. affect,) but such opinions will
not engender an increased confidence
in -them on the part of the country,
nor will any attempt to "pack" the
ceurt- by entarging it .be received with
that popular favor which certain ad
recates of such a step appear inclin
ed to believe.
It may be that the president and
Senator Tillman would disclaim any
kinship of interest or temperament,
but; nevertheless, in certain respects
they are very much alike, except in
this that the'ebullient South Carolin
ian always mskes frontal atta*ks.
When he assails his enemy the latter
is always within hearing. And then,
aain, there is never any mistaking
what Senator Tillman means. You
may not like it, but you understand
The irony of politics which made
the South Carolina senator the godfa
ther and guardian of the president's
favorite measure, the railroad rate
bill. still appeals to the country's
generous sense of humor. It also
pzzles many excellent minds. There
were not wanting goo'd reasons for
this quaint turn:
The senate committee in charge of
the bill could not agree upon any
amendment. That was the one fact
they were certain of. So it was de
ided to report the bill to the senate,
and let the issues be fought out there.
Senator Dolliver had made himself,
let us say, somewhat unpopular in the
committee, so the gratification of in
troducing the bill to the senate was
denied him by throwing it into the
hands of Senator Tillman.
Mr. Tillman is the senior democra
tic member of the committee. There
fore, in the course of a move so un
expected, the bill passing from the
hands of one party to the charge of
another naturally enough would be
given to the senior member of that
party on the committee. The repub
licans in placing upon the democrats
the respons.ibility for the bill, at the
same time gave it to the least respon
sible. Democratic senator, or shall
we~ say the most erratic one. *That
he should also happen to be the keen
est antagonist of the president, and
should also be the senator who moves
the heavens to mirth oin most days,
were coincident circumstances afford
ing an opportunity which could hard