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EDITORS IN GEORGETOWN
HANDSuW N ENTr rA iN i RN r OF TH 1
sr%TE PRS.446 Aw%1I.TI0N.
The Membere of iho Amanctition W elcomed
to the Home* 6f ProMinent CI Zens.
The Busiaefts SPsOnP.
[News and Courier.]
Georgetown, May 29.-George
town is certainly covering herself
with glory. Her entertain[ment of
the newspaper editors has been so
perb. It seems to be a hospitality
peculiar to. Georgetown, aud some
idea of the unanimity of the welcome
may be had when it is stated that
the good women of the city are them
selves makini the salads and salting
the almonds an(i making all t.be prep
- arations. That is real work, but it
is simply typibal of Georgetown's
way of doing a thing right, and of
*the commendable manner in which
everyone here is pulling together.
That pulling together and co opera
tive spirit is wh4t is making the new
Georgetown so consf i.uous in the
commercial world. Today tge editors
had a good day's work, and besides
they had a glorious day of pleasure.
The day was ideal, indeed the weath
er has been perfect since they came
This morning, after the business
meeting, the editors and their lady
friends were shown the beauties of
the city and took things leisurely nn
til 2 o'clock, when the trip around
Georgetown harbor began, and at
night there was a brief busiuess
meeting td select the next place of
meeting and elect officers and two
splendid addresses by Mr. Julius K
Bbggs and Col. J. J. Dargan.
Georgetown has just reason to
want everyone to see her harbor and
especially to know that she has about
fifteea feet of water, and that the
shipping of the place is increasing
The committee, of which Mr.
Marks Moses was chairman, made
excellent arrangements for the en
tire trip, and not only was a delight
ful trip arranged, but there was
plenty to eat and abundance of finn
and a joyous rime altogether, and
from the time the Burroughs left the
dock until she tied up thbere was a
very merry crowd on the vessel and
a thoroughly delighted gathering.
The Burroughs was supplemented by
the revenue cutter Forward, and no
more congenial host could be found
than Capt. Mitchell, and he certainly
made things most agreeaible and de
lightful for his friends and guests.
The Burroughs and the Forward
coverd thirty two miles, all witbin
the jetties, and the editors had a
chance to peep athe granite walls thbat
are to bring Georgetown a so much
deeper harbor and.so much more traf
fic, but fortunately tthe boats did niot
go out to sea. The. steamer first went
** down Sampit River to taike a bird's
eye glance at i be imma-nse plant of thbe
Atlantie Coast Lumber Company,
and then up Waccamaw River to
Prospect Hill, where the old bill at
which Lafayette was entertained was
seen, and down the Waccamab to
Winyah Bay, and down Wiuyah Bay
to the light house in Northb Island
and then back to Georgetown. A
landing was made at North Island,
and the editois and their friends, es
pecially the young ladies, had a de.
lightfnl romp around hie beach and
they climbed up into thbe light house
and then they went to picking up
shells and souvenirs of the trip. At
North Island Capt. Mitebell sent out
two of his boats and a number of
those on the Burroughs joined the
viioson the Forward on the return
trip home. Mayor Morgan and quitE
a number of citizens w.-.nt on thbe ex
cursion and added to t he pleasure of
The delegates who are here now~
and who are attending thbe sessioni
of the Convention are as follows:
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Aull, with
Miss Carrie Jones, with Mayoi
C. C. Langston, at Windsor Hotel
August Kohn, at Mr. H. Ka
J. L Stoppelbemn, at R. M4. Barne5's
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Foosbe, at C. J
Mrs. V. D. Young, at Mrs. 0 J.
.\r. and Mrs. J. M Knight, at
J. S. Beatty's.
Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Berry, at J. B
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Houseal, at
G. R. Congdon, Sr's.
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Williams, at
Mr. and *Mrs. J. N. Stricklin, at
C. L. Ford's.
J. E. Norment, at Walter Hazard's.
J. T. Parks, at J. I. Hazard's.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Mace, at Wind
Col. J. T. Bacon, with J. B. Steele.
L. W. Cheatham, with J. B. Steele.
C.W. Wolf, with. W. Hazard.
J. C. Garlington, with Mrs. BUr
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Birchmore,
with T. S. Daggett.
Miss Susie Perryclear, with W. T.
N. G. Osteen, with Dr. D. S.
Miss Hougbson, with J. W. Doar.
J. J. Dargan with H. L. Oliver.
Miss Theo. Dargan, with H. L.
Miss Moneta Osteen, with J. W.
Miss Kate Blue, at Windsor Hotel.
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Watkins, with
John Bell Towill and Miss Towill,
are stopping at the Windsor Hotel.
Ed H. DeCamp, Gaffney, at the
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Drew, Darling
ton Messenger, with Mr. 0. V. King.
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Nash of the
Belton Times, with the WiLdsor
Mr. and Mrs A. B. Jordan, of the
Dillon Herald, with the Wiyah Inn.
J. R. Earle, Oconee News, .with
Mr. H. L. Smith.
Josiah Doar, Georgetown Times.
J. Wal.er Doar, Georgetown Out
A. P. Wilson, Charlotte, with Mr.
F. G. Tarbox.
Mr. Jas. L. Sims, Orangeburg
Times and Democrat, with Mr. T. S.
Mr. Hartwell M. Ayer, Florence
Times, with Mrs. H. H. Gardener.
Mr. A. G. Kollock, of Darlington
News, with Mr. F. G. Tarbox.
Mr. F. P. Cooper, of The State, at
the Winyah Inn.
Cot. Janies Armstrong, withb Mayor
W. D. Morgan.
J. W. Ragsc'ale, Timmwonsville En
terprise, at the Winyah Inn.
Miss Angel Cheatham, of Edge
field Chronicle, Winyah InD.
Miss Daisy Sawyer with Mr. R. P.
When the Association met this
morning the tirst busine.s was read
ing the rep ,rts of the s.tanding com
mittees The first report was that
CoMMITTEE ON OFFICERS' REPoRTS.
1. In accordance with the recom
mendations contained in the presi
dent's report we recommend (a) that
the secretary, in behalf of the South
Carolmna St ate Press Associat ion
requests Mr. Yates Snowden to fur
nish him with a complete manuscript
of "Scraps of South Carolina Jour
nalism," and have the same printed
at the expense of the Association;
and further that the association pay
Mr. Snowden such necessary ex
penses as may be incnrred in collect
ing and recording tbe desired data;
(b) that the president appoint a com
mttee of one to copy from the files
of the News and Courier the minutes
of t he Association from 1882 t o 1889;
provided the said copying does not
2. We recommernd that the balanee,
$9, due the secretary, as shown by
his reports. be paid him by the treas
3. We have examined the treas
urer' s report and find the same is
All is respect fully submitted.
J. Y. Bacon, C. WV. Birchmtore, J. N.
Stricklin, James T. Parks, J. Frank
THE FIRsT PAPER READ
during the morning was that of Mr.
A B. tan, of the Dil'n Herald,
on "Hos to Make a Country Weekly
a Financial Success." Mr. Jordan
NSWEK O T LF T E CHARGF MADE A'
'1o IMPRol'FR UONDiucr.
tkarges As Made by the columbia Bai
A miociatton -Case Heard.
LColumbia Record, 2nd.]
The action brought by the Colum
ia bar association, through :D. W.
obinson, E4q., to disbar Jobn T.
nncan was set for a hearing today
Rfore the supreme court. When
)e case was called it was continued
ntil tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock,
wing to otff,r pressing business on
and. Ex J.dges Benet and Hud
>n were appointed to bear the case
itb other justices, in the absence of
bief Justice McIver and the dis
talification of Associate Justice
The charges against J. T. Duncan
e pretty generally known, it being
leged that he borrowed $250 from
. Frank, which money was loaned
Ella Taylor, through Duncan,
pop the faith of a mortgage of real
tate given by Ella Taylor Decem
r 21, 1900. The loan was made
Taylor for the purpose of paying
e purchaze price of the real estate
ortgaged, which price was to be
tid to Eliza Mitchell. The money
as loaned upon the statement and
presentation of Duncan, who drew
d prepared the note and mortgage,
at the title to the lot was all right,
as complete and in the defendant
a lor. It is alleged that the. title
the real estate was not at the time,
>r had been at any prior time or
ibsequerit thereto, in said Taylor,
d that John T. Duncan knew it.
bat ihe uoney was not used for the
leged purpose for which it was
)rrowed, but was deposited in the
ik of Columia had was checked
it and used by Duncan for his own
irposes. That after the note and
ortgage became due, Duncan re
sed payment, and that suit was en
red for the hmount and that the
aster awarded it. That Judge
achanan confirmed the master's
iding and also ordered Duncan to
iy $250, with interest from May 8,
ihin ten days, to which order Dun
.n consented. That Duncan failed
comply, and on May 12 Judge
age adjudged Duncan guilty of
ntempt of court and ordered his
)uncan's) imprisonment. That af
r Judge Gage's order Duncan
iid the money the same evening
tice was served on him.
Mr. Duncan is represented by Jo
ph Daniel Pope, L. F. Youmans,
W. Sband, F. G. Tompkins and
.D. Mayfield. In the return Mr.
uncan states that in October 1900
lla Taylor informed him that Eliza
itchell would sell a lot in Waverly
r$330 and th t Ella Taylor wanted
buy it and secured his services in
-awing up necessary papers. He
ade an examination and found no
ed to Eliza Mitchell, but she was
possession th rou gh her deceased
isband, who had paid all the par
iase price except about $25. Eliza
itchell asked him to straighten out
e title and that she was willing for
e remainder of the debt on the
iginal purchase to be satisfied out
the proposed parchase money.
Mr. W. H. Lyles was the attorney
r the original owner and Mr. Dun
n offered to pay him the $25, and
rew up a deed, which he left with
[r. Lvles to be executed, and it was
is understanding that it would be.
ucan says he explained fully the
tuation both to Frank and Ella
a lor, and finally Frank consented
lend $230 The money was fi
ally securedl by check on Columbia
ank La"r on he arranged with
1la Taylor for a second mortgagE
f 12 30, which would, with othei
one, raliz- S400, out of whici
ewas toreceive 830 as bis fee. Sub
jfequet events occurred and thes4
aers wero never used. Having se
ured the nmonev fron,~ the bank hE
f'red to pay Mr. Lyles $23 for th<
leedi e lefr to be executed, but dit
wing to his inability to get tb
eed, and he iniformzed Eliza Mitebel
fthe circumstanic9s. He did no
ep t he 823() separat.e from his otbe
uds and did use some of it in hi
.iatsnes, but he was alway
is himself a successful newspaper
man, and, therefore, what he had to
say had much force and effect, and A
was very much to the point and will
be of advantage to the members of G
the Association. He is thoroughly
up on the business end of the news
paper business and the points he made
were well conceived.
PAPERS IN SMALL TOWNS.
The committee arranged for a se
sies of articles on "How to Publish a b
Good Newspaper in a Small Town." tj
The first paper was that of Mr. John u
Bell Towill, of the Batesburg Advo- '
cate. He took up the case of the b
weekly paper, and then the daily S
was discussed by Mr. Hartwell M.
The committee selected successful
types of editors, of the two types of G
papers, to present arguments on the
topics. Both of the editors are young a,
men, who, by hard and diligent work a]
have taken front rank in the State M
among the editors. tc
Mr. Towill is something of a new u
comer in the newspaper fraternity, eE
and he read a paper of exceptional b(
merit, which took well. It was hear to
tily applauded by the members, be. th
cause it was a forcible and a manly ni
Mr. Ayer will read -his paper at a w
subsequent session of the Association. re
Other papers were reserved for at
later sessions of the body. th
CHARLESTON EXPOSITION. w
Chairman J. M. Knight, of Sum- T
ter, read the following resolntions, tc
which were adopted by a rising vote: D
Whereas, The Charleston Exposi- st
tioi i- about to close, and we, the a[
State Press Association of South
Carolina desire to put on record our al
appreciation of the great benefit b
which it has been to the State, both b
as an exhibit of her resources aid an 01
educative influence for all who viewed P
it, therefore b- it resolved: U1
1. That the State Press Association, fu
in annual session convened, does te
ereby ccnvey to the management of m
tbe South Carolina Inter.State and B
West Indian Exposition its cordial tii
ongratulations upon having suc p'
essfully carried through so great an w
ndertaking to so magnificent a con. ca
2. That the whole State is indebted G
to the men who made the Exposition cc
for this magnificent setting forth of (I
er resources and industries, and te
tus placing her in a most favorable pI
light in the eyes of the country.n
3. We desire respectfully to com
rend the patriotic and energetic la- se
bors of the able president of the Ex- R
position Company, Capt. F. WV. X
Wagener, who has given so liberally U
>f his time and money for the good E
>f Charleston and South Carolina. M
Mr. Augnst Kohn, of the News fc
and Courier, statted that he had been to
requested by Mr. J. C. Hemphill, d]
manager of the department of pub- ~
licity and promotion of the Exposi- d~
tion, to express the cordial thanks i~
and apprecianion of the Exposition h
management for the valuable and ce
very great service rendered by the I~
press of the State to the Exposition. t
Mr. Kvbn stated that he had been tU
asked to say by Mr. Hemphill that 01
it was a matter of sincere regret to o~
him that he wa' not able to be pres
ent to expree his personal apprecia fc
tion for the co-operation given him ci
by the editors of the State and to as.. d
sure the editors of the gratitude he N.
and the Exposition management had h
for the splendid services of the press I
of thbe St ate. 51
AT THE NIGHUT SESSION.
There was a spirited conteMt for
the next p)lace of thbe associatiou, b
Wite Stonie Litbia Springs, Glenn
Springs and Cheraw were the for
midable candidateCs, andl to pour oil
on thM truoled waters Mr. J. Walter L
Doar invited thbe convention to return
to Charlestonw, an1d this bronght forth
rounds of applause. Mr. Giarlington
and $Gen. Stoppobein particularly
pressed the claitum to Whbite Stone
Lithia Springs and won, the final
vote being White Stoke Springs 18,
Glenn Springs 12 and Gueraw 8.
The editors expect to have a great
time as the guest of Mr. J. T1. Har
able with cash on band to replace all
or any part of it.
After advertisement, which aiiver
tisement he alleges he never saw,
the land was sold and he tried to
secure titles from the purchaser by
payment of the bid and costs, but
the purchaser refused to yield to
his tax title. Frank demanded the
money which he refused to pay be
cause Eliza Mitchell had -ights prior
to tax sale, but he offered to return
it if Frank would allow Ella Taylor
the amounts she paid to Frank in
part payment of the loan, which
Frank refused to do.
He declares that the master's find
ings were based upon testimony
which was not true, and which re
flected severely upon him. After
)some negotiation he finally con
sented, with Mr. Robinson, to sign
an order wherein it was stated that,
the findings of the master were ap
proved but he never intended to ad
mit the correctness of any of the
findings except that he should pay
He delayed in making payment in
ten days by reason of unavoidable
absence from the city, and partly by
the bond from whom he expected to
get the money, and by whom it was
promised before his absence and
from whom he did get it. He paid
the money May 13. He denies all
improper and unprofessional con
duct and of any intentional wrong
SUMMARY OF THE TESTIMONY AND A ,GU
[The State, 4th.]
The State supreme court yester
day afternoon took up the proceed -
ings to disbar John T. Duncan of
the Columbia bar instituted by D. W.
Robinson, Esq, and for the first
time ia the history of the court oral
testimony was taken, the meng
er' 6 -and being used by the wit
nesses. Save for the four justices
on the bench the bearing very much
resembled an ordinary case in the
magistrate's court. One feature, of
the testimony was the plain and bold
admission of a negro woman witness
that she had in her testimony before
the master told what she was told to
tell. The court room was crowded
throughout and th~e court sat from 4
o'clock until everything had been
disposed of. The decision of the
court in the matter will probably be
announced this morning at the open
ing of the court.
When the court. met the clerk of
court of Richland county, Mr. J.
Frost Walker, was put on the stand
and testified as to thbe circuit court re
Mr. W. H. Lyles was then placed
on the stand. He testified as to
matters related in the complaint and
answer in regard to the deed, as
published in the return of Mr. Dan
can. He was cross-examined by
G3en. Youmans. This cross* exami-~
nation was a pretty piece of legal
Mr. M. Frank was then sworn and
testified as to the loan made, and
said that Mr. Duncan had told him
that the title was all rightr When
e found the mortgage was no con
sequence he demanded his money
back from Mr. Duncan.
G3en. Youmans considerably tan
gled the witness as to testimony he
gave before the master. This was
in regard to the reading of the re
Eipt to Frank by Duncan and Frank's
request to Duncan to set forth cer
tain facts ina the receipt. The crose
examination was persistent and
lengthy, and directed to bringing
forth statements from-thbe witnss in
conflict with those made at the hear
ig b.efore thbe master.
Ella Taylor, black, withb pearly
white teeth, wearing a man's straw
hat and a pink and white gri;ped
sbirt waist, the heroine if the $20
-loan, gave her testimony in police
curt manerisms and ini a rare e--.n
Stralto voice She went over the
statements she had made iu the com
plaint. She said she ran a boarding
house and a restaurant and always
paid her bills. Mr Frank had told
er to swear that the money she was
.paying him back was on her store ac
count and not on the note, so he
I coul et his money back from Dun
can. She went before the mastei
and swore as he had told her and
when she came out Frank told her
that she had "talked like a damned
fool." Frank bad told her she must
swear that way or she would have to
be locked up. Frank had told her
the papers were all right. She said
"Jesse Williams is a drinking man;
and you know you can't tell when he
is drunk and when he ain't." This
was in answer to a question as to
whether the witness, Jesse Williams,
was drunk or sober when he testified
before the master.
The court gave permission to ask
the witness leading questions as it
wished to have everything throwing
light upon this matter.
Mr. McFadden was put up to test
ify as to the looking up of the titles.
Mr. W. H. Squier, the county au
ditor, was then put up and asked to
produce the slipoena served upon
bim, which was accompanied by a
letter asking for certain information
from his office. He had examined
his records for 10 years and found no
property charged to any of the per
3ons named in connection with the
At this point Mr. Robinson rested
bis case so far as the testimony was
The defense opened by putting
r. John S. Verner, master of Rich
and county, upon stand. He was
questioned as to the testimony taken
before him, when Mr. Robinson said
he would admit all the stenographic
testimony taken before the master.
rhere was a lively legal discussion
is to the method of bringing out
It was 6.30 o'clock when Mr. Dan
an, We defendant, took the stand.
Ella Taylor was one of his first
lients. Gen. Youmans conducted
,iis examination at first along the
Line of th loc1ing up the title. The
witness gave the different stens
,aken in his efforts to have the title
itraighened out, his conferences with
Mir. Lyles and other matters bParinig
apon it. Mr. Duncan said he had
prepared the deed had left it with
Mr. Lyles to be signed. Mr. Lyles
promised to forward deed and have
it signe4 at once. I expected the
:eed. I told Ella Taylor that she
must prepare her money. She had
said 'she had money ready. When
notified she said that Frank had
greed to furnish money. At my
office I told Frank all about it. I
old her the Mitchells most make
the deed. I afterwards went to
Frank's store. She said she could
raise the balance of the money over
te $250. By Frank's directions I
drew the mortgage for $250, witb
no interest at all. Ella Taylor said
Frank had $50 of her money. Frank
said nothing. Frank gave me $250,
seking a receipt and a statement of
the status of the title. I gave the
receipt for the $250, and therein
stated what had been done as to get
ting the title. There could have
been no misunderstanding by Frank.
HI. took ample time to read the re
ceipt-read it himself-read it de
liberately. For the $102.50 bal
an ce, note and mortgage were drawn.
This was never used. I excepted te
te master's report. Latter Mr.
Robinson sent an order for my con
sent. It had no erasores. When I
got the order I wrote him I,couldn't
consent without his striking out all
except a simple order directing th
payment of the money-striking oul
the approval of master's findings
and conclusions. I regarded myself
as simply consenting to pay the
I am not. conscious of any im
proper conduct. I had no bad mo
tive-ujo intention to do one wrong
thing-no deception-no desire t<
tke~ advantage of anybody. Ellb
Taylor told me she had paid abon
74.50 on the land. I learned o
tx sale of land only after it. I mad
repeated efforts to get it back an
failed. I offered to pay Frank if h
would allow Ella Taylor credit fo
her previous payments, and he re
Cross examined: I made the eras
res in the copy order sent me.
made crasures in both copy an
Cunncluded on 4th page.
THE SOUH WILL HEREAFTER 08
SEIRVE JUNE 3
Georgia is Exempt and Any Other State
Who So Deaires to be-the
The following official orders are
being sent out from New Orleans:
Headquarter- United Confederate
Veterans, New Orleans, La, May 17,
1902.-General Orders No. 287.
The general ' commanding an
nounces the adoption of the resolu
tion, which was passed at the Dallas
reunion on April 23d, 1902, fixing
June 3d, the birthday of Jefferson
Davis, the first and only president
of the Southern Confederacy, as the
universal Memorial day throughout
the South, with the amendments
thereto, and an epitome of the oc
currences connected with the pass
age of the same, for the observance
and guidance of all commanders,
camps and comrades, and all others
interested in honoring the memory
aud decorating the graves of 'Our
A resolution to fix the third day
o,f June, the anniversary of the birth
cf Jefferson Davis, as "Southern
Yemorial Day," was adopted by the
"L.%dies' Memorial Association," of
New Orleans, at a meeting held
Marc:i 19,1902, and the matter pre
sented to all the camps through a
circula- letter, and the adoption of
the resolution was vigorously advo
cated b) Mrs. W. J. Behan, the pa
triotic aa d splendid president of
the "Ladies' Confederate Southern
Memorial Association," of New Or
leans, and who is also the president
of the "Confederate Southern Memo
rial A tsociation," and also by her
able associates, and which efforts
culminated after having been adopt
ed by many camps, in the following
resolution presented at the Dallas re
uniof', > VIL.
Resolution ofered by "Army of
Northern Virginia" Camp No. 1, of
New Orleans, Louisiana Division
U. C. V.'s as follows:
In order that our children may be
fully instructed in all that pertains
to the rise and fall of the Southern
Confederacy, and the date of the
birth of its first and only pregjdent
will be indelibly impressed on their
minds and hearts, and generally ob
served with appropriate cermonies,
Resolved, That the United Con
federate veterans in convention at
Dallas, Texas, do ratify and adopt
the resolution as passed by the La
dies' Confederate Memorial Associa
tion, of New Orleans, making June
the 3rd, as the niversal Memorial
day throughout the south. Said res
olution to go into effect on June 3,
The resolution was unanimously
adopted by th9 committee on resolu
tions, and when favorably reported
to the convention met with opposi
tion from the Georgia delegation,
and others, and after much discus
sion the following amendment was
offered by Lieutenant General S. D.
Lee, to wit:
"I move that the state of Georgia,
and any other state which so desires
shall be exempt, and that the resolu
tion so amended be adopted."
And after further discussion the
resolution as amended by Gen. S. D.
Lee was almost unanimously adopt -
ed by a rising vote.
By order of J. B. Gordon,
George Moorman, Adjutant Gen -
eral and Chief of Staff.
) A Gentle Hint.
in our style of climate, with its sud
bden changes of temperature,-rain,
wind and sunshine often intermingled
in a single day-it is no wonder that
our child ren, friends anid relatives are
so frequently iaken from us by neglect
Sed colds, half the deaths resulting di
erectly from this cause. A bottle of
Boschee's Germain Syrup kept about
ryour home f.r immediate use will pre
-vent serious sick.e.ss, a large doctor's
bill, and perbatps death, by the use of
three or four doses. For curing Con
sumption, Hemorrhages, Pneumonia,
Svere Coughs, Cr-oup, or any disease
Iof the Throat or Lungs, its success 1s
dsimply wonderful. asxour druggist will
tell ' ou. G--t a sam pie bottle free from
W. E Pelhamn & Son. Regular size. 75
ce nt. Ge mneen' Special Almanac.