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VOL LII NO. 35. NtWBERRY. S. 0. FRIDAY. APRIL 27. 190. TWICE A WEEK. $1.50 A YEAR
ONE PERSON KILLED
THE PARTLY WRECKED WALLS
Business is Being Resumed at a Rapid
Rate and Conditions Generaly
are Improving-AR Cooking
Done in Streets.
San Francisco, April 25-An earth
quake shock this afternoon toppled
over tottering walls and cracked
chimneys, left -by the severe shock of
last Wednesday and the fire that fol
lowed, and' killed one woman in her
home. The shock was.not severe but.
the partly wrecked condition of walls
and chimneys resulted in the upset
ting of some -masonry. The shock was
barely perceptible in Oakland and vi
cinity, and was not felt far from San
Francisco, according to reports re
Today's earthquake cadsed slight
.excitement 6f short -duration among
many persons who have been wrought
to a high state of excitement by the
awful happenings of the last week but
quiet and assurance was soon restor
This was a day of optimistic reports
from all sides.
"Conditions improving" was the
happy expression from those who
have efarge of caring for their less
fortunate fellow townsmen during the
last few days.
In fact now that the most important
duty will hereafter be performedsby
the United States army, that of dis
tributing the food ind supplies which
have been given lavishly, the citizens
of San Francisco have turned their
attention. to details of the reconstrue
tion of their business.
'sumption of Business.
11Mh Its resumption of businesg
t'ounigextent today con
sidering 'e6intiens, throughout. the
residential quarter. Retail stores
ere instructed-to reopen. and the mu
-a-pago"ernment has established
wia . e ofriies for the most import
amt commdiwebich even is below
that exising under normal conditions.
Warning was given retailers that any
efort'eon their part to charge exor
bitant prices -would result in- sum
-ma ry action by the authorities.
Street ears are promised for tomor
row morning an electric lights will
lbe turned on tomoirow evening. The
work of building and improving chim
neys is proceeding rapidly, but it will
be some time before it is safe to al
The preparation of the morning and
evening meals. for San Franeiseo, is a
picturesque sight. In front of every
house there is a improvised furnace
there is a small improvised furnace
or. a cookstove on which the food is
In some cases servants remain
faithful to their ~employers and to
them the eooking~is entrusted; but it
is no unusual thing to see the- wives
of men who a few days ago were the
possessors of fortunes stirr-ing the
porridge o~r def1tly manipulating ba
con and eggs.
To Bed At NightfaJ.
San Francisco goes to bed at night
fall. While the extremely rigid rule
concerning lights in houses has been
modified, still the general situation is
considered by the average citizen to
be so unsafe at night that he retires
without going abroad, and in tnany
cases without showing a light in his
house. Many reports have been made
during the last few days of slyts
fired into houses that showed a light
and few are disposed to take chaiicese.
Mayor Schmitz today took a firm
stand against ''eitizens' protective
committees" organized in many sec
tions of the city by men who under
took to regulate the affairs of their
neighborhood. Many complaints have
been made against these ''commit
tees." Responsible citizens have been
stopped at night and made to ev
plain why they were abroad after
dark and even shots have been fired at
persons who had a right to go any
where they pleased at any Jiour. It
was one of thie so-called ''vigilance
committees" that,.is to be held respon-I
sible for the death of Maj. Tilden,
rho wna shot while performing- relief
work. The mayor today gave instruc
tions that the members of these ''com
mittees" were to be disarmed wherev
er found by the city police and if any
resistance was offered they were to
be treated as looters, which means
that they are to be shot without cere
The water supply is still a serious
problem. It was decided today that
still further restrictions should be 'put
on the use of the water now avai-lable.
Hereafter until the water system has
been repaired there is to be but one
water faucet for each block through
out the city.
State Militia On Duty.
The State iilitia has not been with
drawn, notwithstanding the requests
from the mayor and the citizens' ex
ecutive committee. Gov. Pardee has
not met with the executive committee
or with the heads of the military and
civil authorities at Fort Mason. He
has sent word in explanation of his
absence that he has been advised too
late to reach the meetings. .It appears
that as a rule members of the militia
have had a misapprehension of the
conditions in San Francisco. They
have acted is though martial law were
in force and that it ~was their duty to
regulate the affairs of the city accord
ing to their individual conception of
that law. Since they have been con
fined to a lihited area, however, and
the conditions have been explained to
them there his been les? complaint
There is nothing but -praise for the
work of the United States army, the
navy and the police. They have act
ed with reason at all times.
Marines are used in a large region
for patrol duty and they have main
tained the best of order without one
instance of eonflict with aiybody.
Everywhere sanitary conditions are
satisfactory.. Probably there has been
less siekness at thePresidio than any
of the other camps amd this may be
attributed to the-faet that- the people
here have been sheltered, fed and
directed by aMy Afficers.
The president's proclamation issued
today, has had a cheering.effwt. The
local finance eoinnttee and the Red
Cross are acting together and the
work of relief is conducted in a sys
A force of expert accountants has
been 'engaged, an auditing and super
vising committee appointed and every
dollar will be accounted for. The
San Francisco labor council on behalf
of its 106 affiliated unions has an
nounced thits wages will remain the
same as before the fire.
THROUGH. THE NEWSPAPERS.
How Best to Communicate With Par
ties in San Francisco.
Washington, April 25.-Gen. Greely
this afternoon respqnded in the nega
tive to the suggestion that a govern
ment registrdtion beni be e~stab
lished and he addedN s tatement of
conditions in San Francisco, today
to show the impracticability of such
a bureau. He suggests that int'erest
ed. parties telegraph the newspapers,
which are best informed as to loca
tion of individua'is.
Gen. Grely adds:
"To relieve public apprehension, it
should be clearly understood that be
yond isolated cases already reported,
there 'are no deaths or serious inju
ries of guests of any well known hotei
in San Francisco. It should be also
understood that threre is no demand
for nurses or doctors. The medical,
ivil and military will be able to hand
le the entire situatioin unlesst unexpect
edly adverse conditions arise.''
To Help the Needy.
Washington, April 25.-In a special
message to congress today President
Roosevelt urges the immediate appro
priation of $300,000 for work at the
Mare Island navy yard at San Fran
cisco in order that employment may
be provided for many in the stricken
city. He also urges the necessity for
the appropriation for the reestablish
ment of an army supply station in San
A telegram received from Mr. Rich
ard B. Fripp, a Columbian now at
Corning, a town not far from San
Francisco, stated that all was well.
The telegram was as follows:
"All well here. ICharleston distress
nothing compared with reported Fris
Mr. Fripp has been stationed at
Corning for several years, and there
was considerable uneasiness here un
til his relatives received this message.
Very little news, however, has been
received from other Carolinians now
near the wrecked city and until direct
communications can be reestablished
there will be considerable uneasiness,
Freight and Express Free
Southe'n railway freight officials
here have -received orders from the
president to transport all freight in
tended for relief of the San Francisco
sufferers free,of charge to the end of
their line provided the freight is ad
dressed to regular constituted relief
authorities. This nieans that packages
for that city will go through free as
all connecting -lines have made practi
cally the same announcements.
The following order was also re
ceived by the local officials of the
Southern Express coiVpany.
"To Agents: Contributions of mon
ey, clothing or other supplies-intended
for relief of sufferers from the cala
mity which has overtaken San Fran
cisco and the neighboring towns in
California may be carried free of
charge when addressed to the city
officials or to the regularly constitur
ted relief organizations there.'
349,440 PERSONS FED DAILY.
An Idea of Task Confronting the
Food Committee.-Bread Seling
at Five Cents.
San Francisco, April 25.-An idea
of the task which- confronts the food
committee may' be gained from the
fact tht throughoptt the city- rations
for 349,440 persons .were distribute&
yesterday. Thi& is- an average esti
mate based. on reports from a few of
the food depots At, one point:yes
terday provisions were given out to
672 persons aEn- hour, for ten hours.
This station is neither one of the lar
gest nor oue of the smallest and so its
reports.. were used as a basis to strike
All flour that was received in sacks
is eichanged at bakeries pound for
pound for bread. Almost all the bak
eries in the burned region have open
ed and are selling bread at 5 cents a
loaf. - There is no danger of a meat
famine. Representatives of the West.'
ern company in south San Francisco
reported to the relief committee this
morning that there are now 'in the
yards 1,500 catle, 300 sheep and 500
More thain 200 cattle are killed and
dressed daily and sheep and hogs are
pute under the knife as fast as they
arrive. The. full quota of employers
is at work.
cisco with precedence over passenger
Wholesale g'rabbing of supplies by
some while others are in. want lias
aused the military authorities, to or
der a new system in the distributioi'
of food.' Beginning tomorrow kitch
ens and mess rooms will 1le established
where meats will be supplied to all
who apply but no food will be given
out to be carried away.
In the distribution of clothing pre
cition against fraud will be taken
by squads detailed to visit ea'ch tent
or each shelter, list the occupants and
tabulate their wants. Orders will be
given out entitling the holdeis to the
needed clothing, bedding or other
Pitiful stories of suffering from
Iexposure, ignorance and helplessness
are flooding the relief committee from
all sides. Of the great refugee camps
that in the Presidio, which is under
government control, seems most thoro
ughly systematized, and that in Gold
en Gate park most disorganized,
though it is rapidly assuming a- habi
Many tons of fresh fruit were dis
tributed free yesterday and today.
Bunches of bananas and boxes of or
anges were given unsparingly to the
people, who flocked from the tents
County Democratic Convention Meets
on Monday, May 7-Political
Pot Begins to Simmer.
Several of the democratic clubs of
the county have already met and chos
en delegates to the county democratic
convention to be held in Newberry on
Monday, May 7, and most of the oth
ers will meet today and tomorrow.
It has been remarked by those who
have watched the political situation in
Newberry county for many years that
up until this time- there has been as
little interest as for any year during
a long time past. This is no indie
tion, however, that the campaign will
be without interest. The prospective
candidates are beginning to look over
the field and by the time of the .meet
ing of the county convention lit-tie
more than a week hence it is probable
that work in earnest will be begun on
the part of some who by that time will
have definitely made up their minds.
The whiskey question has for sev
eral months past been playing prom
inent part in state politics. What
part it will play in the state cam
paign this summer it is hard to proph
ecy, and it is harder still to say what
place this issue will be given in the
county campaigns. Only the candi
dates for 'the legislature will have to
deal with it, of course, no matter
what part it should play in the cam
paign, but as a matter of fact when a
question of this kind becomes a lead
ing issue it has been the observation.
of those who have kept in touch with
politics that it has to do with all
the politics of a county. There is cer
tainly no reason that it- should be so.
There is, in fact, reason that it should
,.be otherwise, because when the people
of Newberry county vote for an audi
1,&r or a sheriff or a clerk of court or
treasurer or -master they want men
equipped for these positions, no mat
ter what they think of the dispensary
law or of prohibition- or high license*
or any other manner of controlling
the liquor traffic.
With those who aspire to represent
their county in the state legislature
it is different There the laws of the
state are made, and there the voice of
the county in making-those laws is
raised. But 'even here it would seem
that to let any one issue,. however
much it may overshadow the others
for the short time being, influence~the
votes of the people of the county,
would be a mistake; for what a coun
ty should have is broad-minded men,
men who will represent their county
without fear and without favor on all
matters affecting the whole ilople of
So far the carididates have been
slow in making their intentions
known. Newberry, as is known, will
have two candidates for governor.
They. have already announced them
seves some while back--State Sen
ator Cole L. Blease and Mr. A. C.
Of the representatives in the lower
house of the general assembly, it is
probable that Messrs. Taylor and Ear
hardt will be candidates for re-elec
tin.. Mr. Higgins has as yet given
out no statement which could be taken
as indicating his intention one way
or the other.
,Elsewhere.in The Herald and News
will be found the delegates to the
county convention from the clubs
which have already held their meet
Notice to Democratic Clubs.
By order of the state democratic
committee, at a meeting held on
April 5, 1906, a convention ~of the I
democratic party of South Carolina is I
alled to take place on May 16, 1906, t
in accordance with the provisions of
the constitution of the party.
The pre'sidents of the several demo
ratic clubs of Newberry county are
directed to assemble their clubs on
Satu,day, .April 28, 1906, for the pur- 3
pose of electing delegates to the coun-(
ty convention, which will assemble
May 7, 1906, for the purpose of elect
ing delegates to the state convention.
All clubs should meet, reorganize and
elect delegates on April 28th, as
above directed, in order to be entitled
to representation in the county con
vin andn in order to be represent
ld by voting precincts in the commg
S. S. Cunningham,
B. B. Leitzsey, Secretary.
Newberry, S. C., April 12, 1906.
Democratic County Convention.
The Democratic county convention
will meet in the Court House on May
Fth at -11 A. M. .for the purpose of
!lecting delegates to the State. con
vention and other business.
S. S. Cunningham,
B. B. Leitzsey, Chairman.
Young Men's Club.
The Young Men's Democratic Club
s hereby called to meet in the Coun
eil Chamber on Saturday, April 28,
L906, at 8:30 o'clock p. m. for the pur
pose of reorganizing and for such
)ther business as may properly come
before it. ,
E. C. Jones,
r. H. Pope, President.
The Central Democratie Cl . will
meet at Central Academy next Sat
urday afternoon at 1 o'clock.
John D. Shealy,
0 'Neall Democratic club will meet
n Saturday evening April 28th at
W. P. Pugh, G. S. Moore,
There will be a meeting of the far
mers' Union immediately after the
J. T. Hunter,
The Union Demoeratie- Club will
meet Saturday evening at, I o'eloek
April 28th 1906, in.. Unicai sehoof
building for the pur'pose of. reorga
ing and for such other buinesm as
may- come- uf
M. L. Strauss, W. H. ERAowV
The Liberty Democratie elub will
eet at St. Lukes on Saturday, April
28th, 1906, at three o 'clock, to organ
ze for the campaign and to elect de
legates to the county convention..
G. F. Hunter, N. R. Lester,
The Democratic Voters of . St.
Paul's Democratic Club will meet at
St. Paul's school house on Saturday,
April 28th., at 2 p. m.
.W. H. Kibler,
[L. Lt Epting, President.
The 1Mulberry Club will meet on
Saturday afternoon at .3 o'clock,
pril 28, 1906.
Jos. L. Keitt,
Old Men's, No. 6.
The old men's Democratic club of
o. 6, will meet Saturday afternoon
t 3 o 'clock, April 28, 1906, at Long
hores, for the purpose of reorganiz
g and such other business as may
. H. D. Boozer,
[. B. Smith, President.
The Trinity Democratic Club will
neet at Trinity on Saturday after
oon at 3 o'clock, April 28, 1906, for
he purpose of reorganizing and for
uch other business as may come up.
The Jalapa Democratic club will
neet at 4 o'clock Saturday, April 28,
.906. 5. M. Duncan,
3. A. Matthews, President.
Garmany Democratic Club will
neet Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock at
B. F. Cannon,
THE GREAT REUNION
NO REUNION HEW UNDER
New Orleans Welcomes the Soldiers
of the South-Sunshine--Song
New Orleans, April 25.-Today in
the heart of a city which-has borne
the brunt of battle, and worn the'
weeds of mourning for its sake, the
Confederacy was revived again by
those who cherish it for everything
that it was intended to be, and who
will love it until they die, for what it
means to them and to the south. The
tales of the heroism, the sacrifice, the
agony and the glory of the great days
were told again to those who never
weary of the story and who cheered
and wept by turns, as the bright or
bre side of the picture was turn
d to view.
No reunion was ever held under
fairer auspices, and none ever showed
greater promise of success. The
weather was perfect, the \arrange
ments of the temporary building
erected for the reunion were unsur
passed and the details of the vast
work of handling the great throng of
visittors was carried out with precis
ion and care.
The first session of the day saw the
reunion formally launched .upon its
career. General S. D. Lee, the com
mander-in-chief, Adjutant General
Mickle and other officers of the or
ganization presented their re'ports
and General Lee delivered his formal
address. There were other speeches,
almost without number. The veter
ans were welcomed by Governor
Blanchard for the state, by Mayor
Behrman, for theLcityby thevet
erans of Lquisiana, the Somsof Wt
erans of Liouisianai by the citizens et
New Orleans and by mmers- of th
various afliated societies
There were songs by young womet
and reverent prayers by ministers of
The convention was called to or
der by General Albert Estopinal, com-.
mander-in-chief of the Louisiana di
vision of the United Confederate
After an eloquent invocation had
been delivered by Chaplain General
Jones, of the organization, the anthem
''Immortales'' composed by T. C.
Deleen, of Mobile, Ala., was sung.
An address of welcome to the visi
ting veterans was then made by Geni.
Estopinal and a solo ''A Confederate
Toast in Song'' composed by Miss
Given, of the United Daughters of
the Confederacy, was sung by Miss
Carrie Nick. -
Governor Blanchard was given a.
most enthusiastic welcome when he~
stepped to the front of the platform
for the people of Louisiana. He in the
most cordial .manner, bade the visit
ors welcome..to the state and after a
song by Alfred Meister, Mayor Behir
man greeted the veterans in behalf of
the city of New Orleans.
Our affection for a creed does not
*Often trouble is but- our name for
the' fruits of transgression.
The best way to lift up holy hands
is to reach out helping ones.____
Dead Fall Democratic Club will
meet at the Dead Fall school house on
Saturday morning, 28th, at* 9
o'clock. Every member is urged to be
B. L. Dominiek,
Joseph W. Alewine, President.
Mt. Bethel Democratic club will
meet at Mt. Bethel Academy on Sat
urday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
W. H. Wendd, J. C. S. Brown,
The Long Lane Democratic Club.
will met at Beth Eden on Saturday,
April 28, at 3 p. mn.
R. C. Carlisle,
S. A. Jeter, President.