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VOL XLV ' NO. 40 . NEWBERRY. S. O.. FRIDAY. JUNE 1!) 1908. TWICE A WEEK. $1.50 A YEAR
k Roosevelt Cheered ? Nominating
Seeches in Republican Convention
Special Ilorald and News.
Chicago, 111., June 18.?The names
of Fairbanks, Cannon, Hughes aiu
lait have been placed in nominatioi
before (lie Republican national con
\cation. 1 he Secretary's name ha:
just been submitted and was the oc
casion ot the lirst outburst of genuini
enthusiasm, with (he exception of yes
^ terday when leu thousand voice:
shouted: "Four years more of Roose
x velt.' The names of other favoriti
sons were received with only inediocn
applause. 1( is expected that th>
voting on the nominees will be begin
ilate in the afternoon.
Names of Foraker and Knox hav<
also been placed in nomination (h<
cause of the former being seconded b>
Emory Speer, member of the CJeor
gia delegation, who declared that 2,
000,000 African homes looked on bin
as their truest best friend. Foraker
name . eoeived with some degree of en
Joke on the Jury.
YY hen Ella V an Dross, a young col
f'frml girl was tried before Judgi
Rosalskv in general ..essions at Ne\
York, the other day on (he cliarg
that when Joseph Kayatt, a whit'
man from \onkers, asked her in tii
hall ol' 240 Second avenue whet lie
the Jones lived on the floor abov
she stealthily removed a pocketboo!
containing $10 from his pocket, th
jury deliberated only a few minute
and (hen returned willi (heir vei
1 lie yirl much disturbed, was le
to the bar. The foK-uian rose. " \V
(ind the defendant not guilty,'' h
said. As the late prisoner was (urn
ing to leave court Judge Rosalsk
"One moment, Ella. He careful no
to let any more suspicion fall on yoi
whether you are innocent this tim
<- "Oh, judge," said (he girl, "'A
navah done it befoli, an' fo' Lur
All never will again."
The jury looked amazed.
"That's one on you, gentlemen,
remarked (he judge, and all the com
"These Pa(crson anarchists," sai
H. K. Adair, the western detectiv<
"have about the same ideas of fre<
dom and the privileges of a free com
try as my little boy Bill has.
I he 1 nited Stales is a free lam
ain't it, pa?' said Bill the other daj
and he looked up from a circus post(
full of cuts of somrersaulting aut<
mobiles, of balloon races and of eh
phants revolving two bv two in tli
'Merry Widow' waltz.
" 'Yes, Billy boy, this is a fro
country,' said T.
" 'Then,' -said Bill, 'why don
they let a feller into the circus wifl
out payin'?'"?Washington Star.
Playing about one day, n bluejae'
et aboard one of our cruisers aecidei
tally ripped up the back of his shi|
" 'Ow am T goin' to mend that, an
the. bugle goin' for divisions in tint
minutes?" demanded the victim.
"I'll do it. in two two's. Tui
around," said his mate.
Without troubling his chum to n
move bis jumper, the seamar. quickl
sewed up the rent in time f.-.r b< t
tr> fall in a* the call.
As they were going to bed tin
night the far, with I Ik? repairc
inmper. after struggling in vain f'
imc minutes to get out of it, vellc
at h fully:
",r'?u bungling' ass! You've s*we
j my skin 1"?London Tatlor,
RACE FOR SENATE IS BEGUN.
All of the Runners Present at the
J Opening of the Campaign Except
Mr. Grace?Issues of the
News and Courier.
^ Sumter, .Juno 17.?They are off!
lliey are a line lot of runners. Toi
(lay (lie play was for position. The
1 roal running |ms started. ''Logician,"
"Cotton," "Again," "Traveller,"
"Jokes" and "Business" are
- (lie entries?you can apply the names.
s All of them have been in races before,
some in one sort and some in other
contests, but all are playing for place
3 in t he greatest race of all. The stake
is lots of glory, a place among the
thoroughbreds of politics and inci1
dentally a salary of $7,500 for a term
of six years, and if Bryan should he
elected no telling what. One of (he
3 entries was not at (lie starting this
2 morning, lie may or may not appear
^ upon the track. The report here today,
but not authoritative, is that the
i seventh entry will not come np to (he
.judge s stand for his tag and that
hi-, backers arc; inclined In hold him
J in reserve.
3 The slart here today was beautiful.
Il was clear-cut and is indicative of
a spirited and real race. The enlries
- are not checked up, but made a fine
show. There may be some who suggest
that there ought to have been
1 other entries, but certain il is that.
s there is abundant excellent material
in I he bunch of entries presented
here today. I have not known better
in mv intimate watching of such
races in South Carolina for nearly
The South Carolinians who wan! lo
a he senator from lliis State to fill the
.. posl occupied by I lie late Senator Asu
bury C. Latimer are:
^ John (iary Kvans, of Sparlanhnr'g.
^ (ieiuire Johnstone, of Newberry.
,. \V. \\\ Lumpkin, of Richland,
y O. B. Martin, of (ireenville.
[. K. t/oodwin Illicit, of ('harlcstoit.
e H. IV Smith, of r.ee.
s John I'. (J race, of Charleston.
All (lie candidates appeared herr
today t i open the campaign seheduled
by (lie Democratic party ovepl
Mr. John I'. Grace. of ('harleston,
who sent a telegram of reirrel.
There were excellent speeches; indeed,
they were all excellent, on higl
planes, evidencing careful study ano
t marked familiarity with various national
economic questions. There was
J no personal dfcbatc. No one caller
the other fellow anything; no slurs
. no picking at each other, but tin
j highest possible order of debate
Each of the candidates was allower
half an hour, and in that time eacl
,, chose to say just a wee hit about self
, and devoted the main portion of tin
time to one special topic.
The speakers elected to be called ii
j alphabetical order. The burden o
e Mr. John Gary Evans's argument wa
on the tariff. Mr. George Johnstons
^ stressed the importance of tho nntioi
getting back to the rock bottom prin
j ciples of the Constitution. Col. Lump
' kin made an eloquent. prohibition ar
;i! pument and hitched it to the pendinj
^ campaign by advocating a law tha
t would prohibit the shipping of liqno
' into prohibition territory under In
ter-State laws. Mr. O. B. Martin ha<
,0 a manuscript address touching on al
the vital issues, including immigra
I ion. Mayor li. Goodwin lihett wen
into the discussion with genuine en
thusiasm and earnestness, and devo
ed himself mostly to ihc enrrenev is
sue: and Mr. E. D. Smith closed b;
linking the crusade for organizatior
among cotton planters with the larif
^ and other governmental evils.
In a running long hand report of i
campaign meeting only the briefes
outline of the speeches can be given
"!id while I his pui'" he quite euouul
for the average reader it will give bu
small idea of the forcefnlness and of
j. ten the eloquence of some of th<
Ii ft has been said that there was n<
personal element in the speeches. Mr
if. O. B. Martin, ever fond of poking tin
id |other fellow, digressed from his man
>r useript today. Rome seemed to Ihinl
irljit was a clever punch at one of tin
[other candidates. No names wcr<
id ( mentioned and if may not. have beei
so intended, but here it is by wa'
of interpretation. %Mr. Martin was 1
talking about the tariff when he broke j I
away from his manuscript and said: |l
"Suppose, for the sake of ar.'rtt- *
ment.'we imagine the United States j1
somite almost equally divided upon r
some of the tariff schedules, as often
happens. Suppose the rates were be- |'
ing fixed upon clocks, watches, and j:
knives and nutmegs. Suppose the
senator, aboul to be elected should 1
have I lie deciding vole. Imagine, il'
possible, that a candidate having a 1
Connecticut wife should ho elected. '
Suppose that one side stood for a 7") j1
per cent rate and the other should :
sland for a 2"> per cent rate, one for 1
protect ion and the oilier for revenue
only. Then I here would be a commil- '
lee from a certain town In Conneeti-.I
cut?the mayor, the secretary of I he *
chamber of commerce and oilier dis- (
tinguished men. They would be in- 1
I rod need to the senator by his beloved
wife.,' Tlyy would make urgent appeals.
lie would give most careful
i attention. Tie would probably be in '
.doubt. Then would come an appeal '
from liis better half. She would say: '
' 11 v dear, do you love me? Von ntu*l 1
j not go back on ine.' lie would remember
the bridal day and the reply 1
: would be: 'Entreat me not to leave '
j thee,, or to return from following af- '
.tor thee, for whither I lion goosl T !
I will go: and where thou lodgest I '
j will lodge: thy people shall be my
people, and thy Clod my (Jod. Where 1
J thou diest will 1 die, and there will '
|T be buried: the Lord do so to me, '
and more also, if aught but death I!
part thee and me.' Of course the tar- '
iff could nol part tliem if death is 1
the only possible cause of separation. '
Tf be should apply I he above quotaIt
ion to her she would certainly not 1
osk anvlhing less than a compromise f
; end .">0 per cent would be (he rate. '
jl'nder that schedule a knife f??r
I which you now pay one dollar would
| cost one dollar and a half, a ten dol- '
jhir clock would cost you fifteen dol- 1
J'rs, and a dime's worth of nutmegs 1
i I bero.i ft or < ?>-( vim fifteen 1
Governor Evans incidentally, it
1 mav be noted, married a charming
: Tt i^ not the place of a eorrospond(ent
to whoop up any one candidate
lor indicate, preferences, oven if be
. j has one. 1 doubt if any six men could
, j bo picked out in this State who would
I average better as public speakers.
. j There are no "sorter" speakers in
.'the lot. Evans, Johnstone, Lumpkin,
j Marl in. Khett and Smith are all rat'tling
good talkers. They have all
, been on the stump before except Mr.
Kbetl. and lie surprised and gratified
1 his friends today with the gimrer and
! 'snap with which he started things off.
The reception he received may have
3 helped, but lie went right after the
prize and talked with that oarnest^
ness and conviction that gratified bis
?: friends. Tt was evident that Mr.
siKhetl expects to direct his guns and
, I lire to business men. and his appeals
1 ! will bo along these lines.
J E. P. Smith is and always has boon
. an enthusiast, and how he did talk
- today about cotton and what ho and
y the other farmers could do! ITe has
t a beautiful flow of language and
r, oaints word pictures that almost rival
- | the classics.
1 j Now when it comes to word pie1
j Iim'o*! there - re p'mim ev'ol I'm' \\ .
- iW. Lumpkin. ITe is really a silver
t . fongned orator. Today he chose as
- jliis canvass a picture of the evils of j
t drink and the blessing of prohibition, j
- i lie charms any audience, but whether
f the commendation will come in voles
i | remains a problem.
* .lobn Gary Evans is perhaps the j
[best known public man in the race, i
& lie has been before the people and j
tjthey know his equipment and force-j
i, j fulness. Mr. Evans keeps pace with i
i i public, issues and is wonderfully well J
t posted, lie has gone into this race ;
- ! to win, if the people want him, and j
o J ho is going right after the pershnj
"> | 0. B. Martin is a natural born
- slump speaker. He just loves to tell
o j jokes, and jokes with point and force.
-|Mr. Martin is a vigorous talker and
f has a habit of saying unexpected
0 ' things that hit and attract attention.
1 j Col. George Johnstone is. as evcryi
one knows, a remarkably equipped
y man. He has a wonderful flow of
anguage, ami Ins familiarity with
listory, politics, law and most other
opics makes him a profound speaker. 1
'urious, lint Col. Johnstone took !
mu'h of his time today to relate a
ilorv he overheard on a railroad I rain I
diout himself and others to indieate |
io\v little some folks who talked !
diout him and others really know ! i
djont those whom they were eriticls- ! 1
nK- . <
(lovernor Dunean C. TTeyward is
nissed. lie was expected as one of t
he Hiclnnonds, and on every side '
vere heard expressions of real regret > >
d the illness that has kept him out ?
f the race. jj
The meet ins: was hehf in the beauti- 1
'id now court house building and was
>resided over by Slate Senator J. IT. I
Mifton. There was an opening pray- 1
>r and then Mr. John Oary Evans was I
Will Meet in Columbia. ' >
Columbia, S. ('.?Much interest is i I
icing centered on the meeting of the I
'otton Seed Crushers' Association of!
^outli Carolina, which will couvoun '
n Columbia on June 2!l and 21. ii
For several years the public lias i
lot iced with ever-iitcreasing interest l
he progress made by the cotton seed <
iil men. For years and years, up to <
ibout 2.) years ago, the seed from the i
otton was considered so much rub- |
)ish, except the little that was used I
is seed for planting cotton and ferti- '
li/.ing. Lately the business of the cot-']
on seed crushers h:is progressed to
inch an extent that the government i
xperts are experimenting with a i i
riew of developing a cotton that has 1 |
ess lint and more seed. . <
At the meeting to he held hero this 1
nonth, some of the most important \
inestions of the day will he discussed l
>y men who know the subject. The ?
miller of feeding stock, milch cows i
ind cattle mi ?*<> 11 <?m seed meal and ;
i'dls lias at t racted much attention In t
I he last lew years and Judge Henry |
I'. Hammond of Augusta, who lias i
i troha bly had more experience in I liis ,
line than any man in the country, will i
'leliver :in address at this meeting i
<oine of his fine results. Others who
will tell some facts about the- rpiali- j
ties of cottoti seed products, are Mr. 1
K. 15. lioykin of the bureau of 1'lant
Industry, and I Vol". .1. X. llarper of (
l "lemsou college.
Mr. ('. Pit/.simmons of Columbia is
president of (lie South Carolina as.su>
i.it i.iii, and Mr. It. F. Taylor is secretary.
A very pleasant programme
lias been arranged, interspersing the
business meetings with plenty of entertainment.
A big barbecue will be
served at noon, Jane 24. The pros- ,
pects are that there will be a very
large attendance at the meeting.
Invitations have been issued for
the opening ball at Harris Springs
hotel, which occurs the night of July
did. and it is hoped a large gathering
will l)o present as a most enjoyable
lime is promised. A fine or-;
chestra will be on hand and everything
done to make this the most j
memorable ball in the history of liar- i
ris Springs hotel.
The hotel is under the direct man [
agement of Mr. Henry /. Rees fur-'
merlv of the Piedmont in At hint a, !
and the Jefferson in Richmond. It i
will be conducted on the most liberal
lines. The hotel has been thorough- '
Iv renovated ami everything put ill
first class condition. II is the inten- i
lion of I lie management to make il
I he leading summer resort of the,
'' Peary, said a geographer of)
Chicago, "never started on one of j
his cvploring expeditions without re-I
eeiving by mail and express all sorts
of packages from cranks?cowhide
underwear, tea tablets, mcdicuv.-d
boots and what not.
"Peary once told me I hat ("Jeorge
Ade, a few days before the start ot
his last trip, wired him to expect an
important package by express.
"The package came. 11 was labeled
" 'To be opened at I he furl hesl
"Peary opened il at once, however.
Ii was a small keg inscribed:
" 'Axle grease for the pole.' " ?
THORNS IN THE PATHWAY. ^
Chat Lead From the Convention to p
the Election in November?
Taft'a Weakness Shown. j
(By John Temple Graves.) p
Chicago, June 17.?There was nev- '|
r a candidate whose pathway of p
oses seems so ripped of political p
horns as (hat of William Howard (|
I nit. There is nothing to halt him w
>n his royal road to the nomination, b
I'lie "allies" are gad flies that
ding, hut don't, stop. There is only t<
me tongue in all the world that can w
ivail now to put a quietus upon tn?
nil grown boom of Taft, and that
tongue is proclaiming through the
lips ot >()() henchmen (lie wedding .
linns of "William the Legatee'' to
the Republican nomination. 1| is afIor
the running, when the shouting
md the tumult dies, that the flowers
ivill lade away and the thorns will
ine the rougher road that leads on j
For the thorns in the way of Mr. _
l'a11 arc already evident, a goodly
rop, and the convention is planting
new ones every hour. If the injunc- ,
lion plank is inserted under the
white house demand, the "allies" de- .
hire ii will array every business man *
in the country against the lxcpuhlicau ^
|>arlv. So upon one of these two
horns ?,|' deadly dilemma Candidate
Taft must go forth to battle for the
1 he negro vote of Chicago, which is ^
numerous and radical, is leading so
mpassioned a campaign against Taft
hat tlie- stalwai't Chicago Tribune de- "
lares in wrath that the leaders should
>e j?ut in padded cells.
And the Chicago negroes loading ^
In4 protest, hundreds of negroes,
iome delegates and some visitors 'J
hroiighout t lie country, who arc here
md participating in the |?des with '
hreats oI revolt and an tiidcpcmlcnt j "V
I?:irty tor which they claim nearly a 1
million votes. W hen the platform !
oinmilteeiiien come to smooth out the |
econl o| their nominee upon the nog- i'
io question. they will Ik* again be- I"
I ween the "devil of race prejudice I
and tli** deep sea ot the South and
"will he more than likt'ly to stvaddlo '
a compromise, which will not be ae- j
i-eplahle to either. Ii is dirliciilt to I
see how ( andidatc Taft can handle i
thi< i>-- ,ic lo his political project. The 1
reduction of Southern representa~ '
linn in. the next convent ion has
thrown the Southern delegates into i
fury and dismay. ?ro issue i
is reeking with danger for Candidate!'
I lie visit to the c/.ar and the sub-j s
sequent eulogy of that autocrat of!v
K ishiiiclt is >.,( intangible and inci- J
dent that it is as hard to explain j:
away in person as it is to smooth j <
away a platform. But there it is,
and it menaces the republicans in |
II Taft think* he has hoard the I
last of the Grant memorial incident, ;
he has only to icfor to the campaign '
of 188-1. |
And as loyally as the followers of 1
the Republican party have been accustomed
|n heal up their breaches
and to tall in behind the leader, the I
while ..ouse dictation is not lik?iy to <
be forgot ten or forgiven in that per- ;
I eel way that leads to perfect peace. I
Here, in brief, is the convcnf ion's surpv
-ii:.! dillicnlties in >)( I inits
nominee on tie way to su?*ce>s.
And these are liie rcsult> which
must lie behind the vigorous minority
in its opposition to Tal'l. Am1 these 1
are the results which seem lo indicate 1
thai the Republican party in Ihis 1
campaign, when its success is already ' '
doubtful, is about to nominate, not I '
the strongest, but the weakest candi- i '
date in its ranks. ;
The balancing consideration is the!'
usually evident fact that the Demo-| 1
crats will doubtless meet them half I '
way in I heir folly. The blundering''
tread of the Republican elephant will Jf
be timed with the silly footsteps of C
the Democratic donkey. Each parly
will prc.cn! its weakest candidate. '
The Republicans, a nominee forced '
upon lliem by a dominant executiv
and the Democrats, a nominee forced <
up on lliem by himself.
The hustling will reek with protest i
and personalities; and all things will 1 ]
orli together for I ho pood of the Inependence
parlv, which loves I ho
eople and purifies the ballot.
Meanwhile, let it he mentioned as
he astonishing feature of the first
ay's session of this one man conveuioti,
that live eulogistie montl-m* of
'heodore Koosevelt by Senator Burows,
and a flaming display of Taft's
ieture in the hall did not go deeper
linn the throats of the straggling few
ho cheered at all. Possibly, il was
eeause the multitude was waiting
or the psychological moment nearer
> the nomination?and possibly it
"YEGGMAN" A PARASITE.
L Friend Comes to the Rescuc With
Some Little Light on a Mooted
A statement in I lie last issue of the
literary Digest (June (ilh) partially
\plaining the term ''yeggman," '
alls to mind an editorial recently appearing
in I lie Observer. seeking light
hi the etymology of lliis curious
k'onl. Il is clearly a parasite, for it
s unt found in any dictionary, and
urely il was not adopted into the
a in i 1 y ol words because of its beaux'.
Here is what the Lexicographer
ays: 'The etymology of yeggiuau is
incerlaiii. Some persons assert thaihe
term owes its origin to one
' Lii ^ e<jM'. a leader of a gang of
That reminds me, also, of another
latter which must have passed the
ritical eye of the editor during one
f liis off momeuls. The statement:
a< made that if the convocation of
!"\cnn'i's amounted to nothing else,
I would serve to show how inanv
tales in the I'nioii, and this was
omul to be II. |'m siirpriseil thai
' >n, of all oi Tiers, are allowing liisII
ry to I all into such neglect. Hill
ven Jupiter himself nods, and w
till have lo excuse you if you will
gree lo ehampioii a motion to have
commission appointed to cmunerle
I lie States over which I lie Stars
ml Stripes lloat. that tie mI'oriuaion
might become more general
Iironuhoiil I lie Stales <>i .. ir 1'nioii.
Winston-Salem, dune !?. llins.
Il was a severe trial to Mr. Ilardug
that his only son's memory was
iot all I hat could be desired
' \\ here in the world he got such a
orgetl'iil streak from is beyond me,"
aid the exasperated father to his
vife on one occasion.
''What has lie forgotten now?''
is Iced Mrs. Harding, with downcast
yes ami a demure evpressioii.
"The figures of the last return
Yom the election on the bulletin
mard," and Mr. Harding inserted a
'inger in his collar as if to loosen il,
ind shook his head vehemently.
'Looked at 'em as lie came past not
i a I f an hour ago, and now can't Icll
*''.\s I said to him, 'If you're so
tupid you can't keep a few simple
I'igures in vour head, why don't you
veile 'ein down on a piece of paper,
is I do and have done all mv life,
ong before I was your age? '?
Void h "s ('ompauion.
Too Much Risk.
At the two big naval ban<|iie|s at
lie Kainnoiit and the SI. l''rancis, an
\pert, taking the flashlight pictures,
iscd a new method bv which all the
anoke was instantly collected and
disorbed, so that none got loose in
"That reminds me.'' said Col.
Jeorge Pippy, "of a cook we had
lown at fhe dairy. He had an idea
le could condense the smoke from
he kitchen slove. lie rigged a bag
m lop of the chimney. Old barley
;ack. had some kerosene spilled on it.
sparks went up, sack ignited, set
fire lo the roof: almost burned llie
"What did the cook say?" some
"Sh!" warned Col. Pippy, "They
aimiId put me out of here."?San