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VOL. XL.NO. 101. NEWBERRY, S. 0.. FRIDAY OCTOBER 7.1904 TWICE A WEEK.$.5I
HENRY C. PAYNE.
Postmaster General of the United
States, Died on October 4,
At Nine O'clock.
Washington, October 5.-Henry C.
Payne, postmaster general of the
United States, a member of the na
tional republican committee, a stal
wart of his party, with the
history of which both in his
home state and nationally he has
been identified for many years, died
in his apartments at the Arlington
Hotel at 6:io o'clock last night, aged
6o years. The death was announced
in an official bulletin issued by the
attending physicians. which gave the
cause of death as disease of the mit
ral valve and dilatation of the heart.
Mr. Payne has been in poor health
for at least two years but his last ill
ness covered only seven days, an at
tack of heart trouble last week precip
itating the end at a time when after
a rest he seemed to have recovered a
small measure of his vitality impaired
by years of ardous labor. Death yes
terday afternoon came after nearly
six hours of unconsciousness.
The last official caller to inquire as
to Mr. Payne's condition was Presi
dent Roosevelt, and he had been gone
only about ten minutes when the
stricken member of his cabinet expir
ed. Secretay Hay had called at the
Payne apartments a few minutes be
fore the president made ' his visit.
Neither entered the sick r.oom. As
Mr. Roosevelt was leaving about 6
o'clock he spoke feelingly of Mr.
Payne to the newspaper men gath
ered in front of the hotel as "the
sweetest, most lovable and most
trustful man I ever knew." Mrs.
Roosevelt accompanied by Capt.
Cowles was a caller at the family
apartments of the Paynes during the
The last day had been one during
which practically all' hope had been
abandoned for some hours. The ap
proach of dissolution began during
the noon hour when the sick man lost
consciousness and no longer recog
nized those whom he had attempted
to cheer during his illness by saying
to them that he was all right. When
Mrs. Payne say that the end rvas near
she summoned the Rev. Dr. Dunlap
of St. John's Episcopal church and at
her request he read at the bedside of
the dying man psalm 150, "Out of the
depths." and then repeated the pray
ers of the Episcopal church provides
shall be read at the bed of thovse about
to pass away.
The first assistant postmaster gen
eral was notified that he was to take
the place of the late postmaster gen
eral, pending the appointment of a
new member of the cabinet to take
the place of Payne.
Where is the fes,tive shirt waist man
Who started out to be so brave?
He cou'in't carry out the plan,
For he was also fashion's slave.
A Physical Impossibility.
Angry Father-How dare you show
your face here again?
Persistent Suitor-Because I could
not leave it at home.
When a man thinks he knows how
to buy a horse it is time for his fam
ily to consult a specialist about him.
"Don't be too hard on the boy. You
must remember that he hasn't reach
ed the age of reason."
"I know that. He's reached the
age of excuses."-Kansas City World.
It is always a si-;n that a girl
is to be married when she attends
cooking school. P trhaps he mar
ried the other girl and she want: to
show him where he made the mistake.
The tailor bills of a handsome man
are always higher than those of the
Practically No Opposition to Demo
crats for State or County
Atlanta, Ga., October 6.-Elections
of state and county officers, members
of the legislature, judges and solici
tors were held in every county in
Georgia today. There was practi
cally no opposition to the democratic
candidates for state offices nor for
county judges and attorneys.
Owing to this lack of opposition the
returns were coming in very slowly
last night. It will be impossible be
fore today or next day to estimate
the total vote polled. It is conceded
the democratic ticket was overwhelm
ingly elected. In a few counties
populist candidates for the legislature
were voted for, bLe the opposition
was small to the democratic names.
Four constitutional amendments also
were placed on the state ticket for
approval by the voters. They sought
to limit the tax rate to five mills, to
allow local taxation for the common
schools of the state to increase the
number of counties in the state from
137 to 145, and to increase the number
of representatives from 175 to 183.
In Atlanta and a number of other
cities democratic primaries were held,
which excited more than usual inter
est. Atlanta had five candidates for
mayor. seeking election on an en
tirely local or factional ground. The
local campaign has been a warm one
and brought out a heavy vote.
The state officers voted for yester
day were the following:
Governor-Joseph M. Terrell.
Attorney General-John C. Hart.
School Commissioner-William B.
Comptroller-William A. Wright.
Treasurer-Robert E. Park.
Commissioner of Agriculture-O.
Secretary of State-Phillip Cook.
Prison Commissioner-Joseph H.
Chief Justice-Thomas J. Simmons.
Associate Justices-William H.
Fish, Joseph R. Lamar and Beverly
YOUNG GIRL MURDERED.
Body Found By Children Fifteen
Minutes After Crime.
Chicago, October 6.-Three chil
dren playing in the barn of their fath
er, Fred. Warmoring, near Palatia,
Ill., yesterday afternoon found the
body of their eighteen-year-old sister
Minnie, who had left the house only
fifteen minutes before.
In the interim someone had attack
ed her and after a desperate struggle
had strangled her to death.
A posse of farmers is searching the
district for some trace of the murder
er, but thus far nothing has been
found. The feeling runs high.
One Good Miss.
"What a lot the ancients missed by
dying so soon."~
"I don't know. It was lucky for
Solomon that he passed away before
the age of tailor made gowns and pic
"Yes, my son."
"Who was Centaur?"
"Centaur, my son, was a man who
never got stuck on a horse trade; he
was onto the horse."-Yonkers
The navy department published on
Monday the report of Naval Con
structor Baxter, showing that despite
all precautions and unusual vigilance
some evil-minded persons had suc
ceeded on several occasions in tam
pering with the new battleship Con
Rev. W. L. Seabrook Delivers Lec
ture on "A Singer Who Lived
The Rev. W. L. Seabrook deliver
ed a lecture at twelve yesterday, in
the new college auditorium, before
the students, taking as his subject "A
Singer Who Lived His Minstrelsy."
In strong and beautiful language he
spoke of the beloved poet of the
southland and urged the poet's claim
to immortality. He spoke of the in
fluence Lanier had upon the lives of
all who read his poetry and quoted
many passages from the peerless
singer of the south.
Mr. Seabrook began his lecture by
saying the he would speak of a poet,
whom he loved, whose life and words
touch deeper places in his soul life than
have been found by any other. "If
you know him you understand why
I love him, and will be glad to hear n.2
speak of him; if you do not know
him you will bless me for urging you
to study his life and work. I speak
of him, who sang:
If life were caught by a clarionet,
And a wild heart throbbing in the
Should thrill its joy and trill its fret
And utter its heart in every deed.
Then would that breathing clarionet
Type what the poet fain would be
For none o' the singers ever yet
Has wholly lived his minstrelsy."
Sydney Lanier the loved poet of
our southland, of whom it can be truly
"His song was only a living aloud
His work a singing with his hand."
My theme is "A Singer, Who Lived
Mr. Seabrook then spoke of the
life of the poet as that life interprets
his work and of his work as it in
terprets his life.
Among other things he said: "No
poet ever gave to the world a sweeter
gospel. If Mazzini preached the
gospel of social rights, and Carlyle
the gospel of honest work; and Mat
thew Arnold the gospel of culture;
and Emerson the gospel of optimism;
and the message of Ruskin repeated
in a thousand forms, is one message,
-goodness is more than good and char
acter outweighs intellect, the one
chiefest gospel of Sydney Lanier, the
gospel of his life and of his song is
the gospel of Love.
He sang of love and life "When
life's all love, 'tis life, aught else 'tis
His heart was surcharged with love
for the beautiful, and it is no wonder
that he lived a beautifal life, for
everywhere he saw not alone the
"holiness of beauty," but therewith
there came to him visions of the
"beauty of holiness."
For everything that grows he had
a personal attachment. The little
green leaves whispered to him, and
caressed his cheek like the touch of
a woman's hand.
But he was no dreamer, loving
mystically inanimate nature and shut
ting his heart to his fellowman. Man
was his brother and he loved him. He
sang not alone because the song was
in his heart and he could not help but
sing, for always with him is the truth
expressed in the greatest line he ever
"Music is love in search of a word."
A word to cheer and uplift, and he
had the sweet consciousness that he
had found that word, for to his wife
he wrote "Let my name perish-the
poetry is good poetry, and the music
is good music, and beauty dieth not,
and the heart that needs it will find
The sadness of his heart as he wit
nessed the dread havoc on the bodies
and souls of men. wrought by the
spirit of commercialism he longing
for the day, -when the royal law "A
new commandment I give unto you,
that you ?nve one nother, should
dominate the world, finds expression
in the "Symphony." whose theme is
that immortal line
"Time needs heart, 'tis tired of head,"
concluding with the clarionet, plead
ing in minor strain for love and end
ing with these memorable lines:
"Woe him that cunning trades in
Base love good women to base loving
If men loved larger, larger were our
And wooed they nobler. won they
His own love and reverence for
true womanhood was large. Of no
man are Tennyson's*words more true;
Faith in womanhood
Beat with his blood, and trust in all
Came easy to him.''
\Vhen thrilling through all the s
of his poems and letters throbs that
love for his wife which can fill the
heart of that man alone who reveres
womanhood, it cannot be wondered
at that in all his work, there is not
one line written. which so far as its
moral tone is concerntd, he or any
other pure soul could wish to blot.
All through his verse he sings ot
her. There are songs of absence,
songs of acknowledgement, songs of
pleading and songs of praise, and the
greatest of them all is the little poem
written soon after he went to live at
Baltimore. in which he sings of "My
"0 Love, my Wife, thine eyes are
My springs, from out whose shining
Issue the sweet celestial streams,
That feed my lif's bright lake of
Yes his is the gospel of love, of love
of man for his fellowman; of the pur
est husband love, of the sweetest wife
love.. But this is not all--his is the
gospel of love of God and Christ, pur
ifying, ennobling all earth loves, for
"Did e'er a lark with skyward point
Stab by mischance a level-flying
He answers his own questioning:
"Wife love flys level, her dear mate
God love darts -raight into the skies
Crossing, the windage of each other's
But speeds them on their journey
Lanier is not what might be called
a religious poet, yet his adoration for,
dependence upon and hope in God
the Father and God the Son are every
where traceable. The faith of his
boyhood and his earnestness are evi
denced in these words found in a diary
kept during his college days: "Liber
ty, patriotism and civilization are on
thei- knees before the myi of the
south and wvith clasped hands and
straining eyes are begging them to
become Christians." and he held that
faith and earnestness steadfast to
One cannot construct a theological
system from his verse, but in many
a li'ne he sings of Him, who is always
"My Master." He sings of the Christ
and His perfect life, the beauty of
which has never been mirrored in
more beautiful language than in "The
Crystal;" and never has the sacred
story of Gethsemane and the glory
and sweetness of Calvary and the
cross been more simply, more ten
derly told than in the sweet ballad
"Of Trees and the Master."
In Lanier's own life was fulfilled
the Pauline prayer and he learned to
know the fellowship of the sufferings
of his Master. whom he loved, and
as the captain of our salvation was
made perfect through suffering, so
THE PEACE CONGRESS.
Resolutions Adopted to Appeal to
Russia and Japan To End War.
Boston, October 6.-Resolutions
intended to bring about, if possible,
an end to the Russo-Japanese wat
were adopted yesterday at the meet
ing of the International Peace con
gress. By the terms of these re
solrtions the congress will address
an appeal to the emperors of Russia
and Japan to terminate the struggle,
and each of the powers signatory to
The Hague convention will be formal
ly requested to press upon Russia and
Japan the importance of putting an
end to the present war.
It was also voted that the resolu
tions referring to friendly interven
tion by the powers be presented to
President Roosevelt by a committee
of the congress.
The resolutions were passed after
a lengthy discussion in which many
of the foreign delegates participated.
During the discussion Delegate
William R. Cremer of England took
occasion while favoring the declara!
tions to characterize the treaty be
tween England and Japan as a blun
der and to charge that this treaty
doubtless had much to do in bring
ing on the Russo-Japanese war. There
upon Great Britain's policy of being
a party to the treaty was vigorously
defended by Col. Bryce Jones, M. P.
The deliberative proceedings of the
day took on an added interest from
the fact that a leading Hindoo, Baba
Bharati, was introduced to speak as
the representative of his country. The
most intense applause that has been
evoked thus far during the conven
tion greeted the Hindoo. who, dress
ed in the costume of his people, de
livered a passionate speech on the
one hand, the attempt of Christianity
to thrust Christainity upon India as
a religion, and the policy of the En
glish people of India of invading
came forth pure gold.
Plato said "Temptation is the first
teacher;" Emerson "The youth who
surrenders himself to a great ideal,
himself becomes great." In his Gareth
and Lynette, Tennyson tells us man's
growth began with struggle, testing,,
discipline, and that character is not
so much protected innocence as prac
ticed virtue, but none has expressed
the great truth underlying the
thought of all so forcefully as Lanier
in the noble lines in praise of his be
loved Marshes of Glynn:
"Ye marshes how candid and simple
and nothing witholding and free
Ye publish yourselves to the sky and
offer yourselves to the sea!
Tolerant plains, that suffer the sea
and the rain and the sun,
Ye spread and span like the catholic
man who hath mightily won
God out of knowledge and good out
of itJfinite pain,
And sigltu out of blindness and pur
ity ont of a stain."
It is the picture of Sir Galahad
nimself "whese strength is as the
strength c.f ten because his heart is
pure"~ and Sydney Lanier is himself
"the catholic man," the Sir Gallahad
among the poets of America, of the
world, the singer who lived his min
Who lived and sung, that life and
Did each express the others all
Careless if life or art were long
Since both were one to stand or fall.
So that the woi.der struck the crowd,
WVho shouted it about the land:
His song was only living aloud,
His work, a singing with his hand?
James Bach was killed in Jackson,
Ky. by his divorced wife.