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IEHOCRAGT 111 WIN.
A3I POINTS OUT PARTY'S
ROAD TO VICTORY.
of Downward Scaling of
Msedele?, Say* the Commoner, Will
Prove Beet PIiji.
Dallas. Tex. Sopt. 14.?Denouncing
him who would violate a party pledge,
demanded by th< voters of his party,
as aa embessler of power. William J.
Bryan outlined his views as to the
tariff before a la:*ge audience here to?
. i Mr. Bryan's subject was "Democ?
racy and the Tariff." He emphasized
the necessity of senators and con?
gressmen being bound by platforms,
saying he would later suggest a form
for such a plank.
"If all the Democrats In the Semite
and house had voted against every
s> proposed inereass In the tariff and for
every proposed decrease, we might
have made our light next year on the
party s record without making a hpe?
ct ae declaration on items of schedule."
said sir. Bryan, "but In view of the
fact that Democrats In both the sen
fret* and the house differed as to the
Interpretation of the Democratic plat
farm and as to the rates that should
be Imposed under the various sshed
I Jell eve that It Is necessary for
Itform to be specific and em
we expect to secure control of,
Ws muit eon vinos the public
we will, if bureau* with the
favor material reductions. Un
our candidates for congress can
agree before the election they are not
likely to agree after the election. If
reach Democratic condidate will state
his position, the voters can elect a
representative who will give expres?
sion to their views, and I am much
more anxious that the representative
shall reflect the wishes of his constit?
uents than I am that he shall agree
f w ith my opinion."
J Mr. Bryan concluded his address
with an extended argument In favor
of free raw material. *
When asked If he would attend the
reception to be given Samuel Oomp
ees, president of the American Fed?
eration of Lahor, on his return from
fctbroad. Mi. Bryan said:
"That depends upon the date."
When told that It was October 1.
"Impossible. That is our 23th wed?
TtM>K COOK'S PROVISIONS.
St. John ?. N F. Sept. 13.?Alan
Whltten, who was boatswain of the
Peary auxlllinry steamer Erik In
ltOS. and again in 1908. adds his
quota to the polar, controversy today.
I on his expeditions he saw much of
^Peary. and knew of Peary's plans. He
was also on the Erik In the summer
of 1107. when she lay for a week In
Sydney slongslde the schooner John
R. Bradley, in which Dr. Cook was
starting for the pole,
d Whltten says that the Bradley was
abundantly equipped for Cook's ex?
pedition, having supplies for at least
thre? years. He confirm* the gtsafgS
made b\ I ?r Cook at Copcnhnu n
that P*-.tr\ i.i to,,k Cook's pro?
vision!*. m| ilnu that not only did the
I crew of the -hip take Cook s st?r? s
"that were at Blah, but that boats were
sent to Ann-f k. thirty milts dastl
to remove Cook's provisions. *] h u
were stated there, Whltten admit*
ted. however, that he did not know If
this rein >> I ? M by arrangement B
tween Rtsfotph Franohti who wnslefl
charge of the provision*, and Pear)
<>r Peary'** rtateeentativee,
The boatswain als?? nuuli tin- stats
ment that h ah Cook's and I
collections of Ivory and skin*, son,
of them ver\ valuable, IthtWfSS Were
taken. He said that the trouble ui'h
Peurys previous taped It Ions had bet n
.the lack of supp'les. Instead Of ft
* malnlng away .'or three years. Com
mander Peary wa? compelled to re?
turn after about fifteen months, the
Seal re MM?, Whltl I d. elare.l. I hat
ht did not have enough supplies to
ihed April, 1850.
'He .hist an
SI AVER BONOS TO BE SOLD.
Some items of Monthly Fxikmikc?Po?
lice Coir mit tee Make Ho omiiicmla
tions?The Erection of Guard
House and Fire Department Build?
ing Made Special Order for Next |
Meeting;. ^ (
City Council resumed ltaN regular
sessions Tuesday. Sept. 14th at 8
o'clock. Present Mayor W. B. Boyle,
Aldermen H. D. Barnett, P. P. Finn.
R. F. Haynsworth, H. C. Haynsworth,
J. R. L,lgon, W. O. Stuhbs and R. L.
Wright. Absent: Alderman Wm.
Mr. J. H. Dorlty, of behalf of Mr.
J. A. Lewis, offered to sell to the
city for $160.00 a lot of land adjoin
ing the Waterworks lands on Church
street. The offer was referred to the
Commission of Public Works to con?
sider and report.
Mr. R. M. Warren requested reduc?
tion on "Merry-go-Round" license.
Action was postponed to "regular or?
der" and inadvertently overlooked.
Minutes of July 27th were read and
Mr. Barnett for the Finance Com?
mittee, reported that reports of the
Clerk and Treasurer for June, July
and August had been examined and
found correct. That all claims refer?
red to them had been approved.
That the Sewer Bonds are advertised
for sale on 30th inst. The report was
Mr. Finn, for the Committee of
Public Works, submitted reports of
work done from July 23rd to August
llth as follows: ^
North Main St., repairs and
cleaning. $ 28.00
Warren St.. cleaning 1.40
Broad St., repairs and weeding 13.80
Corbet St.. weeding 1.00
Marshall St., weeding .40
Sewer Trenches Filled 26.00
Calhoun St., weeding and repairs 5.85
N. Sumter St. weeding 1.00
Mowing Machine 7.00
Street Sweeping 65.40
Street Sprinkling 29.60
issVssjgsMsssiiled, Ltd? load* 18ft.*4ei
Church St.. grading and clay
Hampton Ave., cleaning 10.75
Hauling Water Pipe 2.50
S. Sumter St., repairs 1.00
N. Washington St., repairs and
Liberty St., repairs 5.50
Farm Work 18.00
Injured Laborer 18.00
Haynsworth St., repairs and
Salem Ave., repairs and weeding 7.00
Dingle St., cleaning street an l
Reardon Ave., cleaning l.fO
Magnolia St.. North, weeding 8.00
Myrtle St.. weeding 1.75
V'eeding. Ward No. 2 C2.9?
Weeding and Cleaning, Ward
No. 4 G3.4")
Repairs on Barn 3.00
Stand Pipe Lot cleaned 1.00
Oakland Ave., curb 3.80
Cleaning School Grounds 18.80
Total. , 979.10
No. Men: 27.
Carts Average: 8 1-2.
City Engineer Lee submitted re?
ports showing cost of grading and
living clay on Church street. 14c
per sq. yard, and advised that the
use of concrete curbing In Church
street since It can be made about
the same cost as brick. Mr. Lee fur?
ther reported that he had made some
24 inch concrete drain pipe and finds
It can be manufactured at about lie
per foot. Mr. Lee was requested to
tSSf the pipe made by him and if
found of satisfactory strength to con
Mnue making It for use in th?
drain in Council street and Oakland
id BaJsm Avenues
Mr. H. l>. NotSC prsssntsd ? claim
<>f $ti".iM? for flushing dsvloss for four
SSWSr ticks; which Mr. Lee explained
re ne ssssry to the successful ops
i t >n of iht t mks. The claim was
rde red paid,
By request ef Mr. s. H, Ddmunds,
Superintendent of Schools, Council
ordered Ihe to ace rebuilt ..t Washing
Ion Bchool grounds, eomet of Liberty
Messrs, R. I. Manning, M. J. Har?
by, i. c. Strauss and Dr. J v. Mood,
appeared before Council to ask that
11;*' Bos rd of I b ail h !>.? request! i lo
permit Health I Ulleer B, i. R< ardon
t.. eontlnus to serve as Secretary of
ii" Chamber of Commerce, tempore"
riiy. .v i Manning staled that he hop*
ed that the Chamber of Comm<
would be reorganised by January "??
,? basis which would warrant the m
ploymeni of a regular Secretary, and
Hi ?ughl that, with Ihe i an lion <>l
Council, Ho- Board would eonsenl lo
Mi Reardon*! continuance in the of?
, i oi Seeretsn until tint lime. Mr.
fl Fear not-^Let all the ends Thou Aim
SR 8. C. S - TURD AI
Ligon Stated thJt the duties of Health
OfBoar required the undivided atten?
tion of that offlolal. but that on the
assurance of Mr. Manning that Mr.
Reunion's services would not be re?
quired after January 1st he moved
that the request be granted, provid?
ed it be agreeable to the Board of
Health. The motion was adopted.
Mr. Ligon for the Police Commit?
tee, reported as follows:
To the Honorable, the City Council of
Gentlemen: Your Police and Sani?
tary Committee held a meeting on
the 10th instant. At this meeting
every member was present. We re?
spectfully beg to report the following
business trasacted and recommenda?
For neglect of duty. Officer Hodge
has been suspended for a period of
ten days and reprimanded by the
Chief of Police.
Rule 8, which provides among
other things, "that while on duty no
member of the force shall be* allow:
ed in any wise to lotfnge or loaf, or
enter into conversation with any per?
son except on police business," is
being daily and generally violated.
We have directed the Chief of Po?
lice's attention to this with instruc?
tions that the rule be enforced.
Any police officer is positively pro?
hibited, under penalty of immediate
dismissal, from visiting any social
club, except in the discharge of his
duty, and when so called upon, he is
to immediately report said visit to
his superior officer.
Our attention being called to a lot
of uncollected fines outstanding on
the Recorder's Docket, we suggest
that same be collected at once and
a detailed report of such collections
be made at the next meeting of your
Learning that It la not uncommon
for the Recorder to charge fines Im?
posed, collection of same to be made
in the future, If at all, we suggest
that the Recorder be directed to
dlcontinue this practice, and that
when a fine is Imposed, same shall be
collected at once.
We learn that It is customary, in
certain cases, for our Police Depart?
ement to-aooept a verbal promise for
bond, if you please,) from an of?
fender or some one for him, to as?
sure his appearance at the Record?
er's Court, and it not Infrequently
happens that said offender forgets
(?) to make his appearance. We
recommend that this at once be dis?
continued, and that either the cash
or its equivalent be accepted, and that
absolutely no exceptions be made to
Report of the Police Department
and of lights not burning are ao
peadtd hereto and made part of this
Jas. R. Llgon,
Chm. Police and Sanitary Com.
Mr. Ligon also presented report of
lights not burning in July and Au?
gust; and the police report for July
Mr. Finn, for the Fire Department
Committee, urged the erection of a
building and purchase of equipment.
Mr. Stubbs suggested renting for tem?
porary use, the lot northwest corner
of Liberty and Sumter streets, and
building a stable thereon. The sug?
gestion was referred to the Fire De?
partment Committee with power to
Mr. Finn, for the Opera House
Committee, reported Installation f
Mr. Stubbs, for the Railroad Com?
mittee, reported that Col. Thomas
Wilson, President of the Northwest?
ern Railroad, had promised to build
a suitable crossing over their track
at Bartlefte street.
Mr. Finn submitted bids for pur?
chase of No, 2 Hose Co. lot as fol?
lows: Harby m Co., 11,800; Mr.
Isaac Schwartz, $2,301.65. Mr
Schwarts's offer was accepted, the
money derived from the sale to be
?pent for improvement of the Fire
I >? partmnet.
Mr. Htubbs suggested that the Del
gar Hose Co, lot be offered for sale
.it b minimum price of $100 per front
ot. in.! land for the Fire idepart?
ment be bought elsewhere, it was
>n ordered) council reserving the
right to reject all bids.
The Recorder requested the prlvl
!? KS Of making a statement in r< fer
encs to tin- report of the Police Com?
mittee adopted at this meeting, Mr.
ii c. Haynsworth's motion to recon?
sider the adoption of the report w o
carried and the request of the Re?
corder wa? granted. ii< cal ed at
tentlon to the paragraph in reference
to the collection of fines at i pell ?<
tlon upon the Municipal Court. H<
tated that there are frequent occa?
sions for the exercise of discretion In
Im posing and collecting fines; and as
s't at be thy Country'*, Thy God's anc
f. SEPTEMBER 18,
serted that the city is the gainer and
the ends of justice served by the in?
dulgence allowed in exceptional cast s.
He further stated that the Chief of
Police is allowed to extend these fa?
vors; and it is his custom to leave
those matters to the chief.
Mr. H. C. Haynsworth said that the
affairs of the Police Court were plac?
ed by law In the discretion of the
Recorder, and he thought they were
administered in a satisfactory man?
ner. Mr. Ligon was of the opinion
that council had authority in the
matter; the report had been adopted
unanimously by the committee and
should remain as adopted. Mr.
Wright moved that the paragraph be
stricken out and the "motion was
adopted by the following vote: Yeas,
Barnett, Haynsworth, Haynsworth
and Wright. Nays, Finn, Ligon and
Stubbs. The Mayor declined to vote
since there was no tie.
Mr. Finn declared that he meant
no reflection upon the Recorder; and
if It be so construed would change
?Mr. Johnson, architect, presented
revised plan of Guard House and
convict quarters to cost $8,000. Mr.
R. F. Haynsworth declared himself
In favor of building the guard house,
the Are department house; and of
purchasing necessary fire equipment;
all of which he thought could be done
when the sewer debt Is paid by sale
of the bonds. Messrs. Finn and
Stubbs opposed the erection of a
Guard House and favored equipment
of the Fire Department. On Mr.
Finn's motion "special order" of the
next council meeting was made as
follows: Erection of Guard House
and Fire Department and purchase of
Mr. Ligon reported that complaint
had been made by citizens on ac?
count of heaps of clay standing in
Dingle street. No action was taken
as the clay will soon be spread on
streets leading to the Privateer road.
Request of Mr. J. P. Booth was
granted?that street sprinkling be
extended to his place of business on
East Liberty street.
Council discussed the financial sit?
uation, and by Mr. Ligon's motion,
submit to next meeting, an estimate
of necessary expenses of their several
departments for one year.
Permission was granted to Mr. W.
B. Costin to enclose his wooden store
on Liberty street with brick; to cover
it with iron and ceil it inside with
Request of Mr. W. W. McKagen for
a sewer line on Edwards street, was
referred to the Committee of Public
Works to ascertain and report the
The time for compulsory sewer
connection within the fire limits was
extended to Jan. 1st, 1910.
Petition for a street light at
Hampton and Winn avenue, and sev?
eral similar petitions were referred
to the Committee on Lights with
power to act. A 64 C. P. light was
ordered on South Main street be?
tween the Jackson House and Sum?
Claim of Witherspoon Bros. Furni?
ture Co. for window shades sold to
the lessee of the Opera House in 1907
was refused consideration with re?
Several bids were presented for
erection of a stable at the water
stand pipe lot; but consideration of
them was deferred.
A number of claims were referred
to the Finance Committee.
Council then adjourned.
GREATER THAN NIAGARA.
The Awful flood Tltat Worked De?
struction in Monterey.
Mexico City, Sept. 18.?James D.
Schuyler, the well-known American
engineer, declared in an interview
that the volume of water in the Mon?
terey Hood, which destroyed million
of dollars worth of property and 1,
500 lives In that ty ale e, was great?
er In volume than thf OOUrlng ov? i
According to flgun b furnished him
by competent engine- rs the volum<
of water that rushed down the some
Urnen dry bed of the Santa Catarlna
river on the night of August l'T ex
needed the How <>f the Niagara bj
48,000 cubic feet per second.
LETTER CARRIERS NOT TO FA< I
Washington. Sept. 13.? -Mall car
riers are not required to deliver mal
ft' residences w here vicious dogs an
permitted t" run :it large.
As a protection t-? mall carriers. lh<
rcliowlng regulatloi has been adop?
cd bj the postofllce department:
"Carriers are not required to de
liver mall at residences where vlclou
dogs are permitted to run -it large
Persons keepln j such dogs must i ?
at the post office for their mall.
I Truth's." THE TRTJ1
1909. Sev St
PEARY'S JOURNEY OUTLINED.
PASSENGERS OX THE ROOSE-1
VELT ITHMSH DETAILS*
As Much as Twenty-five Miles a Day
Made by the Peary Expedition En
Route From Cape Columbia to the
Pole?Minute Account of the Trip.
Battle Harbor, Labrador, Sept. 13.
?From members of the Peary Arctic
expedition on board the steamer
Roosevelt a number of details of the
dash to the pole having been gleaned.
These details are as follows:
The only men to reach the pole
were Commander Peary and one Es?
kimo, Eging Wap by name. The oth?
er while members of the various par?
ties that left Cape Columbia were
sent back one by one as Peary drew
nearly to his objective. Mathew Hen
sen and three Eskimos, the only oth?
er members of the reduced party that
made the final dash, were left one
march south of the pole.
Capt. Robert A. Bartlett and Geo.
Borup started February 27 from Cape
Columbia, with a number of Eskimos
and dogs on the march across the ice,
heading north. On March 1, Com?
mander Peary left Cape Columbia
with his party consisting of seven
white men seventeen Eskimos and 136
dogs. On March 4 Peary came up
with Bartlett, who had pitched his
camp at the side of a lead of water,
which it was imposible to cross. The
combined parties had to wait until
March 11, seven days before further
progress was possible. The sun was
seen for the first time March 5, and
at a short way from the 84th paral?
lel. The supply of alcohol was run?
ning short and Borup returned to
Cape Columbia for a fresh stock.
March 14 Borup overtook Peary again
and brought a supply of oil and alco?
The division under Prof. Ross G.
Marvin joined Peary the same day.
At this point Prof. Donald B. Mc?
Millan was sent back, his feet having
been badly frozen. Borup returned
to land from 85.23 with two Eskimos.
The party now consisted of twelve
men, ten sledges and U5 dogs. Bart?
lett was still beating out the trail two
days ahead of Peary. Marvin took
observations at 85.4 8 and then started
on his return march.
On the next march Bartlett made a
record trip, covering twenty miles.
This brought him to 85.38. The party
now consisted of Peary, Bartlett. Ma?
thew Henson, the negro man who has
been Peary's personal assistant on so
many of his expeditions, the Eskimos,
seven sledges and sixty dogs, and the
journey northward was resumed. The
ice was perfectly level as far a.< the
eye could see. Bartlett took the ob?
servation on the 38th parallel on
April 21 and then reluctantly return?
ed, leaving Peary, Henson and three
Eskimos with provisions for forty
days to make the final dash to the
This reduced party started the
morning of April 3. The men walked
that day for ten hours and made
twenty miles. They then slept near
the 89th parallel. While crossing a
stretch of young ice three hundred
yards wide. :he sledge broke through.
It was saved, but two of the Eskimos
had narrow escapes from drowning.
The ice was still good, and the dogs
were in great shape. They made as
high as twenty-five miles a day. The
next observation was made at s *.2 r>.
The next two marches were made in
a dense fog. The sun was sighted on
the htird march and an observation
The pole was reached April C. and
a series of observations were taken at
f'O. Peary deposited his records and
hoisted the American flag. The tem?
perature was 32 degrees below zero,
Fahrenheit. The pole appeared as B
fro/en sea. Peary tried to take B
sounding but u<?t no bottom at l 500
Peary stayed at the Pole for 34
hours, and then started on his return
journey the afternoon of April 7.
< ?n the return the marches were
continuous, and Peary and the F.- il
m< b iffered greatly from fatigue.
i"a< y had tluir first sleep at the i nd
I' the ? ighth march from the p de in
the iglooi left by Bartlett. Here there
was a violent snow storm.
<?n April i*3 the party reached th<
vertical edge of the land Ice west of
Cape Columbia. The Eskimos wore
delighted t<> reach land, and the party
slept for two days. They repaired
their sledges, rested the dogs, and re?
suming the Journey, reached tin
llo< velt April 27.
Marvin left Peary on the way upon
Friday, March -?'?. to return to tin
ship. He hud with htm two Eskimos
and Beventeen dogs. The story of the
professor's >'< ath was obtained from
one of the Eskimos. April 10, Mar
E SOUTHRON, Established June, 1KM
Ties?Vol. XXX. "7
LOVETT SUCCEEDS HARRIWAN.
DEAD MAN'S CLOSE FRIEND
rrculdoncy Remain* Va? ant But the
Most Important Office is rilled by
New York, Sept. 13.?The contin?
uance of the Harriman policies in the
management of Union Pacific, South?
ern Pacific and the chain of allied rail?
roads was made certain today, tem?
porarily at least, when Robert S. Lov
ett, E. H. Harriman's personal coun?
sel and close friend, v. as elected to
succeed Mr. Harriman at the head of
the executive committee of the Union
Pacific railroad. To strengthen fur?
ther the dominance of 4he "Harri?
man idea" Jacob H. Schiff and Wil?
liam Rockefeller?both heavily inter?
ested in the Harriman enterprises?
were elected directors in place of Mr.
Harriman and the late H. H. Rogers,
and also were chosen to places on
the executive committee.
The Union Pacific still remains
without a president, as Mr. Harriman
occupied this position also. It is un?
derstood, however, :hat an operating
man?probably L. F. Loree, president
of the Delaware & Hudson?will be
elected for the place at the annual
meeting of stockholders to be held on
I The office which Judge Lovett as?
sumed today is the most important in.
I the management and financial super?
j vision of the Union Pacific.
The directors of the Southern Pa
I cific will meet tomorrow. It is taken
I for granted that their action is fully
(?forecast by today's meeting and that
Judge Lovett will be slated as chalr
] man of that executive committee also,
1 in Mr. Harriman's place, with Jacob
H. Schiff or some other partner in
the firm of Kuhn, Loeb & Co., at his
I right hand as director and member of
J the executive committee,
j As it stands today the executive
I committee remains in the parlance of
j the stree4:, a "Kuhn, Loeb-Standard Oil
J board, for besides Judge Lovett, Ja
I cob H. Sch'fff and William HdcRefel
I ler. the members are H. C. Frick of
Pittsburg, Marvin Hughitt, president
of the Chicago & Northwestern, and
Frank A. Vanderlip of the National
j City bank. New York.
The failure of the Morgan interests
to gain a place" on the reconstruction
J board was a surprise to Wall street*
where last week's rumor, had been
given general credence.
Judge Lovett who, in view of his
J new office, becomes, for the moment,
lone of the most prominent railroAcf%
men in the public eye, came to New
York city in 1906. Born in Texas, 4S '
years ago. he entered the railroac
business as a boy as a $40 a month *
freight clerk, for the Houston, 2?-st
& West Texas railroad at HoustonV
WHlle serving as a freight clerk he
studied law at night and eventually
became a district counsel for the rail?
road, and then general counsel. His
next step was membership in a Arm
which represented the Southern Pa?
cific. He became so valuable to this
system under Mr. Harriman, he was
made general counsel with offices at
I Houston. Three years ago Harriman
J brought him to this city.
WRECK IN TENNESSEE.
Fifteen Passengers Receive More or
Ix*-* Serious Injuries.
Nashville. Tenn., Sept. J>?Eight
trainmen killed and 15 passengers in?
jured, two fatally perhaps, is the re?
sult of a collision between a passen?
ger and a freight train this morning
on the Nashville. Chattanooga & St.
Louis railroad at Pegram Station, 20
mil B weal of here. In the fire that
followed at least two of the mangled
bodies were completely consumed.
vln was forty-five miles from Caps
Columbia. H<- started out that morn
i:i_r walking ahea 1. The Eskimos
were delayed In packing the sledges,
a fact thai permitted Marvin to get
I\ g ?od St irl on them. When the Re*
klmos arrived al an open lead they
i i ed thai the young Ice was broken
about twenty-live yards out. and they
saj v li tt locked like a man's bodj
floating In the centre of the road. Ow
Ing t> the treacherous condition of
;1 e Ice the Eskimos cou'd noi ven
They returned to the Roossvettsad
reported. Capt. Bartletl then wont
to the point the) designated and
?vered Prof. Marvin's spare boots,
aud personal belongings
v ' Ich wert till on the Ice where the
Eskimoa had left them. The super
-? tloi n of th< race prevented the na
tives from bringing the dead man's
effi ? With them. Prod Marvin's re
cordi and observations were saved.