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It Would Bo Madacaa to Vote
(Jhloago. Oct. 14.?The speechmak
leg phase of the Republican Congress
Inneial campaign began tonight,
whan Senator A. b. Cummins, of
Iowa, spoaking ui der the auspices of
the Hamilton Club, addressed a
meeting at the Orchestra Hall.
The announced Intention of the
Iowa Senator was to procure Repub?
lican votes. T<> this end. the keynote
of hie speech was what he termed the
fallsvcy of voting for Democrata when
the only hope of procuring desired
reforms was to elect Republicans.
"Per the man who In his hejrt
wants to preserve fair and reasonable
protection for the American wago
earner and the American producer,
eed who therefore wants duties so
adjusted that they will measure the
difference between the cost of pro?
duction at home and abroad, and
who In his heart abhors the Demo
oratio fallacy of dutiea for revenue
to vote for s I ? mocratlc candidate
far Congress, who. If he be honest,
will rob the country of Its surest safe
guard." said Jle net or Cummins. "The
protect Hgainat saoesetv* duties Isaf
LNnsi effectually made; but we raus?.
?HI *a the passioa of disappointment.
hot he satisfied wfXn n* pe*?r
In beginning his address. Senator
? ummtns said that It would be a
matter of regret to him If criticism
ef his alleged heresies should become
sb embarrassment to the club.
If there Is no basis for party unity
In the coming election other than
the transparent pretest that there
nave been no material dlfferenc ?s
among us, the effort to get together
asm bo a dismal failure." he conttm -
eel. "We all know, and It la an in
excusable blunder evtn to Attempt to
rone sal It, that If eve > Republican
who feels that we dbi not revise the
tariff In accordane with our party
platform votes the Democratic tick? t
la November there will be a Demo?
cratic House of Representatives; If
every Republican who feels that some
ef the proposals made by Repubbllcm
In the last Congress for the
SI of commerce carriers were
reactionary and unaflr shall record
htg rote for Democratic candidates,
Republican victory U Impossible."
KOltlltiD; HCRI.KD TO DF.ATII
ltock l-i.iiiiI Itrakeman Is Afterward
Muttlatrxl by Train.
Memphis. Oct. 14.?Supposed t<?
base been robbed end hurled to hi*
death between the earn. Walter V
Jossason. a Rock Island railroad
bemkemsn. was killed late last night
nls miles west of this city nesr Hurl
When the J..?dy was found the
head and both arms had hgssj
?evtred by the train passing over It
Robbery. It ts believed, was the mo?
tive for the crime. a* a swltchkey
aad flO In cash which Johm.on si
known to have had in his possession
l>l N V I It PXPF.RS MIN U bit '
<?ee?e Ihuircr of Tlu'lr heMrticiinti.
Ihsrlnrrs a |.nbor Leader.
Denver. Oet. 14.?Predict! eg by i
national officei of ? onion tb-i?
the building* of thre** local newspa?
pers whose pressmen are on wtrk?
will encounter destruction before tie
publisher* win. electrified the Des
VSP Ttrde and Lsjsgf Assembly.
The speaker wss Albert M. Kri itb r.
third vice president of the Interim
tb>nal Printing Preasmsn und Assis
taeta I baton of North America When
be finished a ?ommlttee was appoint
> -1 to n\ t>Ht u< j ?,.? sit m.i t Ion
Prof. D. w. t.ini-i. of Otesneon
i'.HlegK president of tin ??Mte Teach
#*ra* Association, has called i meeting
?i/ the eserutlvo committee of this
??i r'.ni organisation fat Krida/
morning. November In ? 'olomhta.
shed April, IHM
'lie Just an
LILY WHITE CONVENTION.
CWPKKN AND HIS COHORTS
lAfUBI IN' COLUMBIA.
1.1 ad? r of New Light Republicans
Tells Why Ho Called Conveutiou
In Opposition to the Regular Old
1.1im- lllack and Tau Crowd.
, Columbia. Oei 26.?Capt. John
I Gendron Capera. Republican national
I commltteeman for Houth Carolina, la
at the Columbia Hotel conferring
with leading white Republicans, in
preparation for the "lily white" State
1 convention of the party, called by
him some weeks ago, which will
meet tomorrow at noon in the Co?
lumbia Theatre. With Capt. Capers
came Leumas W. C. lilalock, of
(?oldvUle, and he was met here by
Postmaster Oeo. D. Shore, of Sum*
ter; Mr. J. C. McCravey, of Qreen
ville; Mr. Anaon C. Merrlck, of Wal- j
halla; Mr. Lawson D. Melton, of Co?
lumbia, and others.
Capt. Capers, who was formerly
Ualted States district attorney for
thla State and preceded Mr. Royall
E. Cabell, of Richmond, In the office
of commissioner of Internal revenue
at Washington, was asked Wednes
1 day what waa the attitude of the Ad?
ministration toward his convention,
aa contraated with that held here
' some weeks ago, with negroes mostly
I attending, and Mr. Joe W. Tolbert,
' of Greenwood, presiding.
Capt Capera said an impression
prevailed at first that the convention
1 to be held at his call Thursday was
to be an office-holders' convention,
and therefore was to be passed upon
n/ the Administration at Washington.
Sii. h. he said, waa not the case.
The convention." he said, '"while
not antagonistic to the Administra?
tion, is not called at the suggestion
of the President, who does not at?
tempt to manage such matters in the
"The* convention will have few, if
any. officeholders In It aa delegates."
I said Capt. Capers, "and Is simply
j called for the purpose of perfecting
~a>- Hepubilcun organisation and exe- j
' cutive committee for work tn the'
' future, according to party law, aa
there does not now exist a Republi?
can organisation or executive com?
mittee In the State. Thla had to be
done before the general election No?
It Is the contention of those pro?
moting the convention here tomor
' row that the Deaa-Tolbert-Myers con?
vention, held here September 26.
was irregular and that Its delegates
have no standing with the national
organization. It la believed that the
lack of regular organization furnish?
es a golden opportunity for the per?
manent elimination of the negro
from the councils of the party In this
State, and. that. In consequence, a
militant, aggreaalve, respectable Re?
publican party can be built up In
f South Carolina by proper activity at
thla time, the members to be white
j men of substance and of high stand
' Ing in their home communities. It
' la hoped that many Carolinians of
worth and repute, who have hith?
erto remained with the Democratic
party aolely because of the negro
question, but whose sympathies are
with the Republican administration
in lta handling of national affairs,
will now come Into the Republican
j Mr. Joaeph W. Tolbert, of Oreen
g*SJgg\ elected chairman of the State
' executive committee by the conven
? tion held here September 26, is in
the eity, a gueat at Wright's Hotel,
it la preaumed that he came here
for the purpoee of watching develop
"I don't often talk to newspaper
men." he aald when aak?Td for a
?statement, "but I will say that our
onmlttee, officers and organization
' are the only bona fide Republican
"tnmlttee, officers and organization
? In the State. The official call, the
invention and the deifications were
< >x<i\ ii In . \. rv wa\ , and the ae
MOM Of |M convention represented
I the wishes of the members of the
j> ?rty organization."
Mr T.dU?rt. It will be remembered
\? is elected chairman of the Repub?
lican State executive < >>mmtttec at
the "nventlon held on Assembly
leiOt September Id. II? defeated
'??r Ihe chairmanship K. If. Deal,
? olored, lacetlously known as the
J ' I hike of I btrlington."
V^i-sshI ?Mihi- Holders.
in sonneetloa with Capt. Capers
? M.-mpt to reorgaakM the Republl
Oaa party on a Idly White basis. th?
subjoined letter will be rood with In
tereat by those who desire some in
sight Into the workings ol the g. 0
I*. In th'.s State under the adminis?
tration of Capt. Caper. while In
was the roeogntaed referee and ills
I tri bo toe of offices among the faithful
id Fesu* mit-- l A t ail the ends Thou Ail
JUMTER, S fj , SATUK,
This circular letter was addressed to
a postmaster of a up-country city,
wno was seeking reappolntment at
the time. He regarded It as a direct
assessment and declined to come
across with the $75 called for by
Capt. Capers. When the postmaster
was appointed another man got the
Job and the man who failed to come
across found himself left out In the
cold. The letter follows:
Greenville, S. C, March 7, 1906.
As you well know, for nearly five
years, I have been not only the Nat?
ional Committeeman for our State,
for the party in power, but have had
Its fights here to direct In County,
District, and State conventions, wind?
ing up at the Chicago convention
with a delegation. Possibly fifty
trips to Washington and return, at
my own expense in keeping our
friends here strong and our matters
When I was United States Attor?
ney with a good salary I bore the
j brunt of all this expense, for we have
' never had a dollar in the organiza?
tion treasury to my knowledge.
Some one else has now been made
district attorney and my heretofore
Income from that source cut off, cer?
tainly for the present. Nevertheless,
I must remain the member of the
Republican National Committee for
the State until the next National con?
vention of 1908 meets, and In fact
until It adjourns, and possibly long
| er. I still therefore have the po?
litical responsibility, and the great
Republican leaders of the Nation,
among whom somewhere, Is our next
President, continue to look to me to
keep our working forces alive and
organized for political effort. I
must therefore re-lnforce myself In
the temporary absence of my accus?
tomed Income and request you to
come to the relief of the situation at
this instance, along with the handful
of the faithful few to whom I am
writing, for I am writing only to a
few of my special friends In the
Unless you prefer to remit by reg
I istered letter, please let your check
or P. O. order be made payable to
J. G. . Capers, Committeeman.
I trust you will agree with to, ihut
In your instance a reasonable
amount to r* mit would be $75.
Confidentially and faithfully yours.
JOHN O. CAPERS,
Memb f Republican National Com?
(Amount assessed left blank in
type written letter and filled In with
; ORANGKBURti VOTES R It BONDS
City to Aid In Constructing Line to
Orangeburg, Act. 25.?The election
on the question of Issuing twenty
thousand dollars of municipal bonds
In /tid of the Orangeburg Railroad
was held today with the following
result: There were 147 votes cast,
125 of which were "for bonds," and
22 "against bonds." One hundred
and sixty-eight voters were register?
ed, twenty-one failing to vote.
Under an agreement between the
city council and the promoters of the
road, the bonds are "not to be de?
livered for sale to the railway com
I pany until the railroad commission of
! South Carolina receives such rail?
road from Orangeburg to North, for
traffic, and the city be furnished an
official certificate to this effect." The
city is to receive an equal amount of
railroad bonds, bearing the same
rate of interest as the city bonds.
Under this agreement it cannot
now be said when these city bonds
will be issued, nor the rate of in
' tercHt they will carry.
j VAXBFHRILT ROW UNSETTLED
Tin cs* Trustees Restrained from
Participating In Rourd Meeting.
Naahvlllt, Tenn., oet. 16.?-Chancel?
lor John Allison today granted a
j temporary Injunction restraining
I Judge Claude Waib-r, Robert F.
Jackson and J. a. Robins from par?
ticipating In the meeting of the board
of trustees <>t Vanderbllt University.
The purpose sought by those obtain?
ing the order is for N. K, Harris, of
I Georgia; A. B. Q od bey, of Texas, and
'Albert \v r.iggs. ?>i Memphis, rep?
resenting the Methodist Bplscopal
Church. South, to take the pla< es of
the nu n restrained.
Bishop B. R. Hendrlcks, president
of the Vanderbllt board Of trustee-:,
tendered bis resignation today. Judge
w. C. Ratcllffe, of Little Rock, sue
oeeds him. Blahop Hendrlcks retired,
however, adhering to the righteous
Iness of his view that the Vanderbllt
? trustees are self-perpetuating
when vou meet a drummer on me
I train and say "Sumter," he says "No
na't at be thy Countryrti> an
DAY. OOrO ,Et< 29. 19K
MANY NUTTERS DISCUSSED.
CITY FATHERS HOLD LONG BEB*
SION AND TRANSACT MUCH
New Stables for Sumter, Sewerage
Contract Signed, Awnings Must Be
Pttt up Properly, Lights Put in
Alley, R. E. Wilder Temporary
The City Council met at 8 o'clock
in the City Hall and held another
long session. Many matters were
j discussed and passed upon and many
1 others were discussed and put off
for action at the next' meeting of
council. Those present were: Mayor
Jennings, Aldermen WrlJeVt, Glenn,
McLaurln, McKeiver, Cuttino, Wilder
and Booth. Absent, Alderman
The first matter brought up was
the building of new stables on Lib?
erty street on the lot now vacant.
Mr. Henry Harby, who was present
petitioned that he be allowed to
build the stables there with gable
ends above the first story of wood
covered over with tin or corrugated
iron. He stated that he had seeti
insurance people and that the rate
of insurance on adjoining property
would not be increased thereby. He
said that his reason for making these
parts of the building of wood was
that he might wish to convert the
building into something other than
stables after it had been there for
some time and It would cost consid?
erable to tear down and repair that
part of the walls If they were of
brick, as he must necessarily do If
he should wish to convert the build?
ing ir.*o anything else later on. The
matter v? taken uo during the
regular course of business and was
granted with the understanding that
it does not increase the fire rate on
The various committees then made
their reports. Major Lee for the
Street Committee reported that Du
gan street had been finished and that
Superintendent of Streets had been
busy for the past few days getting
in the city hay crop.
He reported that tn placit*g the
curbing against Dr. Mood's store at
the corner of Dugan and Main streets
that he had found the bottom board
rotted away and that he had placed
the curbing up against the sill of
the building. He said that Dr.
Mood had objected to this on the
ground that the city was encroach?
ing on his property by the width of
the base board which had been re?
moved. It was shown in the discus?
sion that followed tha*. all that Dr.
Mood wanted was for the city coun?
cil to go on record as allowing him
the title to the property. This was
done in a motion to that effect which
was carried. |
The matter of a new railroad
crossing on Hauser street was die- j
CUaaed, it being stated that the pro?
posed new crossing was at a much
better place than the old one had
been. No positive action was taken
in the matter at that time for va?
rious reasons. Mr. Epps was pres-1
ent on behalf of the Board of Health i
and stated that the board wanted1
something done about the billboards
which were erected in various parts I
of the city. He stated that they had
become a nuisance and he advised
that the bottom boards be removed
and that the boards be not allowed
to meet at corners. It was decided'
to refer the matter to the police com?
mittee with power to act towards
abating the nuisance.
Mr. Wright brought up the matter
of awnings, many of which were
breaking down in different parts of
the city. It was decided to defer
action until the next meeting, when
council bad looked farther into the
The report of the fire committee
was then read, as ordered by a pre?
vious meeting, stating the expenses
of the hose companies and their
methods of spending the $220 ap?
propriated that was granted them
j monthly. The only necessaries that
I it was deemed expedient to get at
once were some ladders, to get a new
J engineer for the fire engine and to
place doors at the entrance to the
stairway in the building. n wai
decided t<? lower the imounl of in?
surance from $0.001? to $4,00(i. It
was decided to do this as soon as the
tlmi of the present payment was out.
Steps weif also taken to have the
Insurance reduced on the ?ity ball
property. It was decided to put
linhi In the alleyway between the
Sumter Savings Bank and the Peo?
ples Store. Mr. Wright also w shed
i to have th's alleyway and that next to
I the city hall paved with concrete,
j but it was decided to defer action m
some other time.
Mr. McKlever then brought up the
matter of making repairs on Marvin
i Truth's." THE TRUJ
street wherf) it was Imperative that
they be made at once. As it was
shown that it would cost the city at
least twice as much if the work was
deferred, it was decided that work
should be commenced on Harvln
street as soon as Dugan street was
The matter of the contracts for
the paving and sewerage work was
then brought up, Maj. Lee stating
that the contract with the Charleston
Engineering and Contracting com?
pany had been almost completed
and would be signed in a few days.
He stated that Mr. Berghaus had
been in the city that day and that
he thought that he would be present
at council meeting to make some
statement on behalf of his company.
He then tried to get Mr. Berghaus
over the phone, but failed. The mat?
ter was discussed for some tlm?. As
Mr. Berghaus had not signed the
contract in the required time his cer?
tified check for $506 had been cashed
and the money was then In the pos?
session of the city clerk. Mr. Hurst
stated that Berghaus & Moffatt had
drawn a draft on him for the amount
of the check asking him to take It
up, and at the same time he sent,
another certified check for the same
amount, but he had taken no action I
in the matter. It was shown that
Mr. Berghaus had taken unnecessarily
long time In signing the contract, so
it was decided to correspond with
him and find out at once exactly
what he Intended to do. The matter
was dropped at this point, until Mr.
Berghaus appeared, which he did, as
council was finishing up the routine
work of the night. The matter was
then brought up again. Mr. Ber?
ghaus made his excuses for being so
\ late, stating that he had not been
awakened at the time designated to
the clerk at the hotel, and the mat?
ter was settled by Mr. Berghaus sign
! ing the contract and stating that he
would have the bond ready in a few
days. He asked that the draft he
had drawn on the city be honored
I and it was decided to take it up at
I once, taking in its place a certilled
check for $500.
Other rr Itters brought up and act?
ed upon Wfeie.'
A letter of thanks from Capt. P. P.
Finn for the present lrom council
was read. Mr. Finn had stated that
he was willing to teach two of the
present members of the fire company
to run the fire engine and it was de?
cided to ask him to do so at his con?
The resignation of Chief U. S.
Hood was read, and accepted with
regrets and many thanks for past
i Ralph Hill asked permission to be
allowed to cut doors and windows
in a building back of the Pickwick
Hotel, into which he had moved since
the fire. His request was granted.
Mr. Geo. D, Shore asked permis?
sion to repair a residence on Main
street lately injured by fire. His re?
quest was also granted.
\ The automobile dealers of the city
asked that the license on automobile
salesmen be lowered. It was decided
to look into the matter and act on
it at another meeting.
Permission was granted for sever -
al poor perons to sell articles on the
street without paying the city li?
Mr. Kennedy was allowed to psy
taxes without additional penalty ow?
ing to a misunderstanding about the
A bill for the work of putting up
fire escapes at the Washington street
school was read and it was decided
to ask the city school board to pay it.
A bill from H. W. Hood for work
was read and it was decided to hold
it up until it had been further In?
The city clerk then read, as direct?
ed at a previous meeting, the names
of all those in arrears in their pay?
ment for water rent. As it was shown
that many of those on the list were
perfectly able to pay the rent. it
was decided to request the water
commission to rigidly enforce the
rules, and if found necessary, it was
deemed advisable to cut off the water
supply of all those who did not pay
it was considerably past midnight
when nil work was through and
council adjourned to meet on the
second Tuesday night In Nov. mtw r.
HEAVY l.oss in FOREST FIRES.
$t:>.non.uoo Damage Wrought bj the
Washington, Oct 24.?Bis billion
hoard feel of lumber valued :?t about
$15,000,000 were destroyed In the re?
cent forest tires in the national for?
ests in Montana and Northern Ida?
Tin total nrea burned \"<r In tbi>
one district nv:?s put -it 1.250,000
I:. SOUTHRON, Established Jnuf. IHM
Vol. XXXI. No. 19.
NEW ORLEANS COTTON OPlMQH
LIVERPOOL'S ATTITUDE TO IN?
FLUENCE MAKKKT'S OPEN?
C'lcur and Warmer W eater Now
Onerally Existed?Sucil Condi?
tions Would Work to Advantage
of Bears, Unless Reports of Frost
Damage Offset Effects?General Re?
vision of Estimates Expected. o
New Orleans, La., Oct. ' ue
cotton market on the v<^ , this
week will be lnfiuer w 4nly by
the manner in wh .rpool takes
the stmup in tv v market on the
close of la*- With the cable
news given aeration, the weath?
er over Sunday will be weighed. The
majority of traders went home Sat?
urday with the idea that the weather
map Monday morning would be clear
o.nd warmer, just the sort of weather
most desired after the cold weather
of the last few days. Should such a
map be seen the advantage will be
with the bear side, unless the coun?
try sends in too many reports of
damage by frost.
It Is probable that this week will
see a general revision of crop esti?
mates as the result of the frost dam?
age done last week. Bears, of course,
will not be willing to reduce their
estimates to any great extent, but
bullish ideas will again swing to the
very low figures that were in vogue
some time ago. Whether low esti?
mates will have much if any effect
on the market, with powerful bear
manipulation going on, remains to be
On Tuesday the market will listen
to a report on ginning, which will
take the crop down to October 17.
The general Idea is that this will be
decidedly bearish because of the
speed with which the Texas crop has
been gathered. It Is yet too early
in the season for ginners' returns to
make any lasting impression, al?
though, if the temper of the market
is right Tuesday, bearish figures will
call for redoubled efforts from the
bear side. It is to be exoected that
the reactionists will in.reuse their
endeavors to bring about the down?
ward reaetion that lor several weeks
has stood in the w, v 01 " mi
level of values in the future i "ket.
The bull side wlU watch Very .ger
ly the news from the ysctn and cot?
ton goods markets, for there were
signs this last week that trades In
this direction were dee'dedly better/
A good all-round demand for cotton
goods would Undoubtedly be the de?
ciding factor in the situation and
would again turn the market over to
the I'd Us. It was claimed this last week
that mills were the best buyers in
the market, for contracts, and the
trading around the ring this week will
be carefully followed by those who
are bulllshly inclined, in the hope of
discovering more of this sort of buy?
it will be much sort of a weather
market. So far this fall picking has
not been interrupted to any extent
by unfavorable weather. Bulls at
the end of the week were talking
about rain following the cold wave.
Uain would cause the shorts much
anxiety, for there is an immense
quantity of open cotton in the fields,
especially in Texas, where the
I scarcity of pickers Is being complain?
ed of very loudly.
COTTON G1NNERK REPORT.
Overt- One Hundred TtiouMiiul Short
of iJist Year.
Washington, Oct. 25.?The census
bureau reports 5,410,960 bales of
cotton, counting round bales as halt
bales, ginned to October 18 from this
year's growth, compared with 6.630,
'.m;t last year. Hound bales included
this year 65,105 bales, compared with
"*v716 last year. Sea Island cotton
this year amounted to 25,324 bales,
rem pared with 3 3.48 2 last year.
Cotton ginned by States follows:
' Tennessee. 57,65*
Florida. 26,83 7
Other States. 7,99f.
Sea Island cotton?Georgia. 14
E66; Florida, s.aei: south Carolina.
The Old Northeastern depot 111
Charleston was burned Tueeda)
night, casulnc a lose <>f i2.r>.ooo.
An .lection will be held on the
formation ol Jasper county, which
j w ill inc lude portoni Of Beaufort and
! M amp ton eountlee.