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TILLMAN WINS IN THE
FIGHT AGAINST GRUA
PRYE DECLINES TO PRESS FOR
Maine Senator Will Make no Further
Effort to Secure Confirmation
at This Session.
Washington, F'ebruary 9.-Senator
Tillman today pult the nails in Cram's
political coffin when he secured a pro
mise from Senator Fry, chairman of
the committee on ommere, charged
with the duty of handling the nomina
tion, that no further effort would be
made to confirm Cram at the present
session of congress.
Senator Tilman got ths floor soon
after the senate went into executive
session, and after speaking for an
hour, Senator Frye announced that as
it was evident ithat the South Caro
lina senator was just beginning, he
would say that under sach -eireum
stances it would be impossible to put
the Crum nomination through.
Senator Tilman did not at first un
derstand Senator Frye. He stopped
his speech aid asked him what he
Senator Frye replied that he would
not push the matter firther, because
utere was no -appare- t chance to m. ~e
the nomination stiek.
Senator Ti-lman then left the sen
aw ehamber aid other buOness was
The fact bbat Senator Frye oss an
noneed that he wil not push the ease
farther is a complete victory for Sen
ator Tilian. In all he ias spoken
more than eight hours on the case.
When he began the task of defeating
Crum ten days ago, many senators
said that it could not be done, that
President Roosevelt would fight
through Senators Lodge, Frye and oth
ers, it would be absolutely impossi
ble to block the nomination, and that
it would put the people of Charleston
in a better light if they would grae
fiRy submit and make no funther
Senator Ti lman took the opposite
view, and went to work to fight as
leng as there was fighting ground.
In the beginining few of his eollea
giues 'were disposed to .take part in the
matter, hat day b~y day more have
come to his iesene until during the
past few days praetieaily all the De
mnoeratie strength of the senalte 'has
been Fmned up with him in the fight.
Sevetral days ago Senator Tillman
announed that he was not interested
in what became of Crum hereafter,
at he coul get any job die might
* desire, sand 'tat his only purpose was
in waging a successful fight for the
people of Charleston in the deter
mination to prevent &rum from being
egain forced upon 'them. So far as
he knows there has been no trade sug
gested, and he only wants ram oust
ed from 'the collector's office.
The way the mtat.ter stands now,
Cram will 'have 'to be nominated again,
sand it is not believed by those ft "nil
iar 'with the situationi 'tat President
elect Taft has any ide.a of doing so.
A few datys ago certain ei'rcum
stances ariose, wich lent something
-of a mysetry to the case, and this led
to abelief that Mr. Taft had urged
Senator Frye to push the ecase. It is
almost -eertain now that he 'will not
nme Crum for another term.
Today's action appairently ends the
ease with Senator Th]hnan, and the
people 'of Charleston who 'have fur
nished him with .th'e ammunifbion to
miaike the fight, th~e victory.
TTTJMAN AND GARY.
Tilman Creates Sensation in Speech
on Cram Matter-Gary's Maid
en Speech On Crum.
The Washington corresponmdent of
the Atlanta Consiitu.tion, sent to his
~paper the following report of the
Tilman affair in the executive ses
sion of the senate on Monday:
Senater TalAmani of South Carolina
deligihted thne Republicans and "'at
raged 'his Democratic colleagues by
his remarks on Southern States' suf
f rage nestruotions. Many of the De
mocrats got up 'and left the sh.amber.
The negro-philes li'stened 'with their
hands sto their ears, eager to catch ev
Senator Tillmamn insistied flhat the
disfra,nehisement laws of 'the South
we're frauds on their faces; that their
administration was a joke; that they
'were in open and fl'agranmt violation
of 'the foturteentha and fifteenth
'amenidniets; that 'they 'were aimed
solely iat the negro sand disfranchised
him because he was 'a negro.
" The fourteenth and fifteenth
'amendments are not worth the pape'r
they 'were written on,'' said Senator
Tillmian ( while every m'an in ,the
dna.Tber gasped with consbernation.
"We have 'an educatiional qualifica
tion in South Carolina. Bat we know
'how to handle that. There never was
a nero enfarnehised under it and
there never was a white man disfran
Senato T4llman admitted having
once in his life voted for a negro. It
was before the days of th disfran
dhisement amendment. He was liv
ing in the Anderson dista*t, which
was om-whehning blak Republican.
He said the Demrocrats ,had gerry
mandered the distrit so as to get all
the negroes in thait distrit. 'I had
wings 'like a bat and legs like a grass
hopper," said the South Carolinian.
"Wel, I got tired voting tissue paper
ballbts and once voted for the negro
candidate. But -we settled that condi
tion ith our diSfranChisemen t law.'"
He advmwted to the Japanese situa
tion in California and took the anti
Japanese side of he contoversy, say
ing it was a p'lain ease of rada antip
eiy and hait he was on the side of
the white m!an.
There is a law of God and a lav
of main, and I am for the aw of
God." He put a brand upon the ne
gro and the negro can not change that
brand any more =han the '1oopalrd can
ehknge his spots.
Mr. Tiilman was supported by his
e6dlleague from Somth Carolina, Mr.
Gary, who spke for 40 minutes, dis
crussing the issue in a perfectly legiti
mate way as a socia problem rathar
thmn a pottea issue. He said there
was no qestion but thait Cram eould
diseharge the duties of the office, but
that he shouad not be forced upon
people rtA wbom he rwas distasteful.
,iR d most of thise with whom
Cmm would oome in contat were
white peopJe, as the aegroes ipo'rted
very few aiticles from abroad.
"Tere is a well recognized princi
ple in diplomatie circles widh shouad
not be e&rey ignoed in onr domes
tie politics. It is that a person who
is persona nion gra iba to te commun
itv in wbich he 6s sent is withdrawn
by his government. The president
sbAld wddraw the nomination of
A Wahbmgtoni dispatch to the Co
lumbia State under date of February
Snator Gary came Ito the fron;t in
the ereentive session of the senate
today, when the Cram mattr was
taken up. He spoke about 40 minn
ties n oppostion to ithe oonfirmation
of C--m-, and 'after he saIt down, a
numnber of senatous on both sides con
grabulated him. It rwas rather a stormy
session from the way eetors talked
abouait it 'toiniigibit. Senator Tilhmain
gavre some of his .reill known viewis
on 'tie race quiemtion and made some
rather shianiEng deelara)tions of what
he and othiens usad to do with tissue
ballots and other devices for eheatinig
the negroes in eletions. He is report
ed by otheir semators as deelaring that
aone time hie got so tired of cheating
in seetiions thiat hie voted for 'a negro
for congress, meaning G3eorge Wash-;
ington Murray. A number of the De
moemratic senastors are saying that
Ser'ator Tdilhxman pul4t the South in an
exceedingly bad light. Senator T-ill
main, w~hen asiked about it, repl.ied
merely 'tat he coutld not discuss mat
ters which took place in executive
seesIbn. Senator Gary refused to 'al
low ihlnsdekf to be diverted by the
general storm '1hich broke ont in pla
es aibout him, hntt continned in a well~
studied speedh ito 'discuss tihe inadvis
abilty of confirming Oruma. He sai
dhat it was sufficeent for the senate
to conusideir that Orm iwas objection
ablae Ito the latrge body of inbelligenit
ad business pelopale of South Car
oina and to ithe two senators from
the State. He pleaded dba~t Mr. Taft
shorld be alowed thes opportunity 'to
cary out the poJicy he annournced in
his Atltaata speech, a spee!h of so
great imortencee, he decilared, that
Ane&w Oarnegile (had had copies of it
distiuted adt tooniuglh de South. To
tieave 0mm 's appointment t& the next
osmanist~ration fwou'ld give Mr. Taft
an opportuniy 'to shiow ithat he mealtt
that.apeeh, he said, and he qnoted
passaes from it. He said it would
bno injuticeo thenegroto den!y
him 'tie privilege of governing the
white man, and that the negro was
getting all he was entitled to in thes
way of recognition now, having been
bought o'ut of the depths of barbar
'ism and brouight under the civilizing
influeines of (te white miain.
Tese -are but a few of the things
Senator Gary said in (his first or
"maaiden'' speech in the senate. Be
ing in ereeitive session, 'tie ful
speech can not be reported.
TILMAN DENIES THE CHARGE
As Governor, However, He Voted to
Give the Negro Murray Certifi
.ca.te of Election Over White
Washin;rton, Feb. 9.--Senator Till
man denies he eve-r voted for a negro
for congress. or that he sa.id so in exe
utive session. He says that when
he was governor. as a member of the
board of ca.nvassers, he voted to give
George Washington Murra;y 'the cer
ae of election over his white o
polent. Tie State, he Says, had been
gerrymandered in the way the deserib
ed yesterday and -a bla.ck district
formed so as to preclude the election
to congress of more than one negro
from the State.
RETURNS WITHOUT PRISONER.
Saluda Deputy rails to Secure
"Muss" Deloach From Atlan
Saluda, Feb. 9.-Deputy Sheriff
Padget, who obtained requisition pa
pers from Governor Ansel on Friday
and went to Atalnta for "Muss"
Deloach, who had been arrested in
that city and was being held ait the
request of Sheriff Sample, returned
here on Sunday, but without his
prisoner. Deloach is now in jail in
the city of Augusta, the governor of
Georgia, in view of the statement
made by Deloach, as reported in the
Augusta Chronicle and the Atlanta
papers, refusing to honor the requisi
tion to the extent of allowing him to
be brought back to South Carolina to
be tried for assault and battery with
intenilt to kill some ten years ago.
The joke that Deloach has perpe
trated on. the Georgia authorities and
fhe hero that he dhas made of himself
in the eyes of some of the newspaper
men of Georgia, as gathered from
some of the papers of that State, is
intensely amusing to the people of Sa
kuda county, who know Deloach so
well and wl are fai.liar with the
details of the shocting by him of Wil
liam Gillion and T. A. Jones, for
which offenee he left this State and
succeeded in keeping his whereabouts
so well concealed until a few days
There would be no more danger at
tending the return of Deloach to Sa
luda county, so far as personal in
jury is concerned ithan would attend a
visit of the Georgia governor.
PREACHER'S SLAYER LYNCHED
Negro Who Robbed and Killed Mis
sissippi Minister Hanged
Houston, Miss., Feb. 9.-Roby Bas
kin, mw.rderer of the Rev. W. T. Hud
son, was lynched by a mob here this
afternoon. A trowd of over 300 de
termined citizens took him from the
jail and hanged dhim to a nearby tree.
Not a shot was fired, and the whole
proceeding was conduceted quiet-ly.
Sheriff Dean', of Okolona arrived
jusit as the negro breathed 'his last.
Leaders of the miolb said the negro
had :not been given a speedy trial as
promised, and that they could not be
blamed 'for taking justice into their
The prisoner was seized without re
sistance and accepted 'his fate as a
matter of course, sullen 'and without
a word 'of entrieaty or prayer. He was
hanged forn an elm Free 'within two
bundred yards of the county j.ail.
The representatives of :the sheriff
bere declare they considered -their ae
ion in surrendering the negro, in
view of t,he refusal of the court ito call
, speial term, j.ustified in the inter
st of law 'and order. Should their
btion be criticised they declare they
According to Baskin 's confession he
fia't robbed and, in fear that he
would be arrestted for the robbery,
shot and killed the minister, throwing
is body into a pond where it was
round by searchers.
A styp~ to-dyn.
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in Newberry and will cure for you.
Eor sale at
Mayes' Drug Store.
VERY LOW RATES.
To New Orleans, Mobile, Pensacola
and.Birmingham, Via. South
Account Mardi Gras Celebrations
the Sou.thern Railway announees very
low round trip excursion rates to New
Orleans, La., Mobile, Ala., and Pen
sacola, Fla. Ti:ckets will be sold
February 17th sto 22nd, limited for re
turn up to and including, but uiot lat
er than midnight, March 1st, 1909.
By depositing ticket at New Or
leans, Mobile or Pensacola and pay
ing fee of $1.00, ticket will be extend
ed until March 13th, 1909.
To Birmingham, Ala.
Account Laymen's Missionary
Movement, Presbyterian Church in
the United States. Birmingham, Ala.,
very low round trip rates have been
authorized, tickets to be sold Febru
ary 14th and 15th, good to leave Bir
mingham returning not later than
midnight of February 20th, 1909.
For rate, schedule.s and detailed in
formation, apply to Southern Railway
ticket agents or address,
J. C. Lusk,
Division Passenger Agent,c
J. L. Meek. Charleston,S.C
Asst. Gen. Pass. Agt.,
A tlanta G(.
Very Low Round Trip Rates to Wash
ington, D. C., Via Southern
Account Presidential Inauguration
the Southern railway will sell round
itrip tickets to Washington, D. C.,
from all points at greatly reduced
Trates. Tickets to be on sale February
28th and March 1st, 2nd and 3rd,
1909, good to leave Washington re
turning not later than midnight- of
March 8th, 1909.
Round trip rates from principal
points as follows:
Abbeville ...... .... ..... .$16 25
Anderson ..... ... ....... ..$16 10
Blacksburg ..... .... .... ..$13 75
Camden ... ..... ... .....$14 05
Charleston ..............$16 40
Columbia ... ..... .......$15 05
Greenville ..............$15 55
Greenwood ...... ...... ...$15 80
Lancaster ...... ... ........$13 75
Orangeburg .... .... .. ...$15 85
Rock Hill .... ..... ... ..$13 05
Spartanburg ............$14 65
Sumter .... ..... ... .. ..$14 50
Yorkville ... ...... .. ....$13 60
For detailed information, sleeping
car reservations, schedules of reglar
and special trains, apply to Southern
railway ticket agents or address,
J. C. Lusk,
Division Passenger Agent,
J. L. Meek, Charleston, S. C.
Asst. Gen. Pass. Agt.,
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT
As guardian of the estates of
James Lester and Mabel Lester I
will make a final settlement as said
guardian of 'said estates in the office
of the Probate Judge of Newberry
county, S. C., on Tuesday, the 16th
day of February, 1909, and immed
iately thereafter apply for letters dis
missory as said guardian.
Allen N. Crosson,
Guardian, James Lester and Mabel
The Crime of Idleness.
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Cough rem-edy for colds a.nd coughs,
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