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VOL~~~cr i anD.I iO. Ews. N' EWBRRY S.07T SDY O M R6 9R WELCOME WITTEKIND WITH A GREAT CARGO THE CABIN PASSENGERS MAKE - ' GOOD PROPORTION. Trip Marked by Some Rough Weather -Sanction of Belgian Govern ment Obtained by Mr. Wat son--Marriage and Inspection. The State. Clia'rleston, Nov. 4.-fhe much herabled North German Lloyd Steam er Wittekind arrived in port today from Bremen with 475 passengers on board, beig the first of at least two vessels which the big steamship cor poration is to rin to Charleston, in the movement inaugurated by State Commissioner Watson to divert the tide of inmigration fioin Northern ports to Charleston, Ulat these peo ple may be distributed tiromgli South Carolina, suI)pplyilg much ileelded ag. rieultural, mechanical and labor hands, where tley are most desired. It is probable that the Wittekind will prove the first of a regular and per mancnt line of steamships for both passengers an( freight, bet ween Char leston and Bremen, the permanncee of the line being in a measure depen dent. u1pol the success of the two first vessels. The second vessel is due to sail from Bremen on Dec. 27 for Charleston. Sighted at 8 O'clock. The Wittekind was sighted off quarantine about 8 o'clock this morn ing and shortly after the big vessel had been seen, Commissioner General Sargent, Surgeon, Stoner and Earle, Deputy Commissioner Stump and a number of inspectors and other offi cials of the United States immigra tion and labor departmnent boarded the army steamer General French and started down the harbor. The steamer stopped off quaran. tine, where Acting Quarantine Officei O'Driscoll boarled the vessel and made his insiection. rhe vessel had a clean bill of lieallh and no detention or Iiigationl was leessary. Then Dr. O'Driscoll turned the vessel over to the other governlment omein1ls. The insl)ectors immediately begai their arrangements for the iiispeetion of the passengers. Collector of the Port Crum had given his permissioni for the working of the vessel on Sunday, it not being eustomary for a vessel to be eitered oil Suiday at the custom house and consequently little or no time was lost in get(ing the work starte(d. When the vessel got, off the lower water front on her way to Union pier, the towboat, Waball1 ran up alon.gside and assisted in the (lock in- of the vessel at. tihe head of the pier. The vessel was tied up shortly before noon, when Mayor Rhett and the coimittee of the Commercial chlb an(] !ecretary Herbert of Col. Wat son1's offie paOssed through tihe gates, guarded by p)olice officers and thriioughi iem specially erectedl files, over which the enstom officers presid ed. Collector Crnm himself was at the gang~ plank withI a deputy and later he replaired ab)oard( the steamer to le nd a helping hand to the officials of thle gov'ernmienit aind the local com mit tee amid to generally assist in pro vidimr tihe des5ired facilities for the hand(linlg of thle vessel, her passenl gelrs and passengers' effects. Later on several of the rep)resenitatives of tile cot toln mills were also permitted to b)oard the1 v'es'sel for conferences with Commissioner Watson and otheri officials. On the adjoining wharves were crowds of spectators and more or less excitement and confusion at tending the docking of the vessel, Bnt on thle steamer there was perfect decorum. The ofmeials got busy and the local committee wvent about thleir work of arranging for the hlandling of the passengers, at the conclusion of the inspection. The officers of the ship wvere about their work, and a couple of dozen big, lusty longshore meni began to remove the hatches and soon the effects of the passengers were being lowered to the pier for ex anlinationi by the local custom house officials. Watson Equal to Occasion. .Col. Watson- was much in demand, but he proved the hustler that he has shown himself on so many occassions, in the way that he dispatched the many patters that came before him. He had the assistance of Secretary Herbert and of Mr. Jean Ferman I0amaey, a bright young Frenehman that lie picked ip in London and wlho Will assist him with the conduct of his bureau in Columbia. The local committee was rendering vpltiable as sistance to the commissioner. Changing Currents. Aniong the conveniences arraniged for by the Charleston committee was the exchange of currency for the pas senigerls. Mayor Rh1lett had Messrs. Croft and Steiher, ot his bank, the People's National bank, at, the wharf, and later the clerks were provided for in one of the cabins, with teliirbags of the passenglers. It was a service wihich was much appreciated by all parties, interested, and anothier effort of May or Iliett to add to file success of the arrival of the first inligrnt vessel in Charleston since tle iiddle sixties, wheIn immigrant. vessels regularly plied to Charleston from Bremen. As to the trip of the vessel, it was marked by good and bad weather. She sailed from Bremen on October IS. When in the Norti Sea, a storm struck the boat and for seven days she had a terrible siege of bad weatlher. The big boat is said to have tossed like a match, in the heavy sea and high wind. The weather then calimed and cont-inuied so until five days ago, wlien she ran again into bad weather, which lasted for two days. The Passengers' Roster. On lie Wittekind were twenty-five cabin plissengers, nineteen adults, five children and one infant. In steerage are 394 adults, 45 childiren and eleven infants. There were 112 families, 75 single men and two single women. It is worthy of note that the number of married people grew suddenly ill olic day, early this morning Commissioner Watson marrying no less tiati twen ty-nine couples, reducing to this ex Imct the numiier of eligibles for bacelilors and maids at hiomie. Thiere were 126 adult Belgians and 22 children, eight adult Hollanders and liree elildren, and tlie rest of the party was mnade up of Austrians' reneli, Germans and otler natioinali ties. Very few of tile imnmig'raits spenak English. 'he religion of the immigranis is mllostly Cathiolie, With, however, a good number of Luther ans. Passengers for Columbia. All the eabin passngers left heire this afternoon for Columbia, and the greater part of the steerage passen elrs Will also go to tlie capitol, andj there be (list ribilute by Commissioner Watson's olice. The places to which imimigrants are ticketed aire as fol lows: Andersonl. Chester, Darlingtoni, Columbia, Fort Mill, (lendale, Green ville, Ilar(sville, Lancaster, GIeers, Locliart, Welford and Warrenville, as f'ar as can be nowN, stated. The de partutre of the passengers was facii taed by the Sout hiern railway, having a numbher' of caris on I.hc lEast Shoro termiinal tracks underi the plersonal dIireection of D)ivision Superintendent H-unt . The passengers are genierally oif a fine class. Sev'eral of the cabini p)assenlgers arie parut icularily well to do, one of the nuonberi being a wealthy farmer (if 40,000 francs, who is going to prospect in this Stale. Very few of the passenger's will remain ini Cliar leston, notwithstanding the large de mnand for' the 1help. FinaA Report Tomorrow. Comnmissione r Gen eralI Snargen t said this afternoon that not until tomor row will it be definiitely known just howv many of the passengers will be debar'redl from landing. While a num bier of the passengers were released, the examination wvas not concluded to day and some of t hose who were pine ! ed aside may 1)e later released at the I special cour't. The local committee I ai'ranged for the lodging and1 boarding of a number of the immigrants at the IThompson Auditorium, wvhilo others remained on board of the' vessel for the night. Among the passengeres wvas Ed ward Schiott, a son of Prof. Schott, the well-known musical director, who was on the wvhar'f to meet the young man. The first passenger to run up against tihe inspectors was Herr Nehir man, who is among the number to lo eoate here. He is from Hamburg and is interested in the dry goods business. Count Wegel, a close friend of Baron von Pattenburg, assistant to Direc tor von Pilis, has also come over to take a look at South Carolina. Watson's Fine Work. Commissionler Watson was in a hap py frame of mind at the success of the trip. le was the subject, of much conigLatulatioi aid lie has reason to be well pleased with his work. For in stance, the director general of the line asked iii to seeu'e 150 and no freigllt, when lie saw hin about send ing a vessel to ClIarleston and he got 475 passengers and a freight. cargo, which is nearly the combined value of tle cargo of tle liners of the com panly to Baltimore an1d ("alveston on any trip tihat there latter boats have made inl the past two years. Not only tlhis, but Col. vatsonl has secured a return cargo for Bremen, which was also not, demanded by the company. Commissioner Watsoln has a most ('ou".1ratulatory let(er' frontm Director voin Pilis, Commendiing h is work and assuring hiim of his continmed cooper ation in the movement of bringing im mi-rants to South Carolina, ald the steamship ol1icial expressed the hope that the line will be made pernaiient anld r.egIlar. Commissioner Watson has gone about his work in a systematic way. He has made his plans% for the future, establislihing offices at Glasgow, Lon don. Manchester, Cligo, Ohent, Mid dleburg, Holland, Bremen, Berlin, Roubaix, Copenhagen, and there are now 80 passengers already booked for the next vessel to come to Charleston. At the Holland office is S. Davidse, wlho lived for five years at Florence, S. C., and all the offices are in good hianlds. Why There Were Not More. number of immigrants woui have been still larger but for the fact tlhat the agricultural people are undel contract and could not leave their farms. These contracts will, however have lapsed by the time that the nlext steamer departs. Thelc present law al so forbids the carrying of second-clas. passeng,-ers from Denmark, which iwill not be inl (fv(fect at, tile time of the nexI sailinlg. The number of passenger. woUld have beell still-larger f'rom tli liorternlie.1 part 0of Enrope but for q publication ill a St. Nicholas paper o the Atlanta riot. It sliould be siated to Col. Watson' credit also t1hat lie hIas seenred wla nlo other national or State represental tive has ever been able to secure-th1 sactioll of the Belgian govelnmt for tihe emigration of tle people froinl that, country. Baron de Pavereu was especially hl1pfil 1111d Cooperative, a1, was the Commissaire 1)'Emigratiol Chapelle inl assisting him to secun tle saictioll of tle goverellilelit. Thl( Belgian people are especially filn weavers, and Col. Vatson stands com mitted to return tiei to their conn I ry if tiley are not satisfied witi tlebi lot, here; but lie is (crtin It hat they~ will all be well pleased( and will nuot des5ire to ret un. The local c'ommliit tee arraniged for 'oncer0lt on the vessel t his afteCrnoo0 by thle Uiiuited Sbttes art illery hanld grant s, which proved mo1(st pileasling to the ailienis and at the sam IlC inni mIadle the vessel all thle more initel est ing to~ the thousands of peolelL wh'l lined the water front this af(ternooni. TRESPASS NOTICE. All p)er'sons ale hereby warned not to trespass upon01 the p)lace ini the pot5 sessli of. the und1(ersignled (on Bush river eight and1 one-half miles froni Newberr'y on the ro(ad to Bush rivei cehnrehl, containing 164 1-4 acres or this sidle oIf the river' and( adljoiingi Mr. Jim Eptinig's pla0ce. Olie Wait es. NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT Notice is her'eby given that T will make a filial settlement in the pro bate court for' Newvberry county ot D)ecember 8, 106, upon the estate of J1. H. Motes, deceased, and immedliate hy thereafter apply for letters dis missory, as administr'ator of saidl (I eansed.. All persons holding claimIl against said estate will present tI< same by that date duly attested. F. D. Motes, AdAminisator., MAYOR, ALDERMEN AND TRUSTEES IN PRIMARY MEETING OF DEMOCRATIC CIT IZENS FRIDAY NIGHT. The Manner of Nomination of Graded School Trustees Provoked Consid erable Discussion. At a meeting of the (lemoratic citizens of Newberry, held Friday night, in city couleil chambers, the prinaiy system was again adopted for fthe nomination of, mlayor and)( alder mni for the ensuing year; the 1omin atio In of graded school Ilrustevs, oneC froiml ealch varl, was placeld inl the primary; at resolution was adolpted favorii;g making the terms of mayor and aildermilenl 111( city clerk two years, iisteadI of onle, as at preseit, an1d inereasiig- the number of alder mnenl from rive to tenl. The adaisabilit y an1 the posibilitY of inc(reasini. 11h4 city limits was discussed, 11ad 0the orgizatioil wah )elrfected for the coming year by the election of the executive comnmit tee f,or that perio(d. Other routine matters were Conlsidleredl. Thie meet i ng was harmonious throtigliout, the only diselussionl of any consequence being ulponl the maier of nominating grad ed school trustees under the new bill passed by the last legislature provid ing for the election of one graded school trustee from each ward in the City. The meeting was called to order by Dr. 0. B.'Mayer, chairman of the exe cutive committee, Mr. 1. H1. Hunt, sec retary, being in his place. Mr. Hunt, as treasurer, reporte(d that the re ceipts during the past year amounted to $26; amount paid out, $21.75, leav irg a balance on hand of $4.25. The treasurer's hooks hia( been audited by the auditing committee, Messrs. J. M. Davis an(l P. F. Baxter, an(] found correct. The manner of nominating mayor and aldermen was then taken upl), and lHon. Gleo. S. Mower move( that the nonination be by primary, as hereto fore, and that the same rules which hiadI governe(d the primary last year rema.1in inl force, with tle necessary change of (IItes. Mr. Fred II. Dominiek sai(l lie sup posed tlie graded school trustees Wou1ld be placed in the same category, and Mr. Dominick's suggestion wai incorporate(d in Mr. Mower's motion. The general election comes on the seeond Tuesday in )eeember, Decem her 11, an(l Mr. E. 11. A ull move(l that. tle first primary be held on Tuesday. November 27; lie seconId primary o1 Firi(lay, November 30, amd the third prima ry, if' one should be iecessary, oil rtiesday, )ecember 4. Mr. Atill's motion was doptv1ed, and tle primar ies were fixe(l for these dates. On iolti o) Mr. Fred If. Dom iie k it was le fi to) Ile execut ive commitIte to14 fix thle assessmen ts of eandlida tes. The question o)f the manner of nom inating gradled school trustees then c'ae up for disenissioni, thle discus sion beingt' nault gura'ted by Semnator C'ole. IL. Blease. lie thought that a mistaike had b)een mode. Men woul serve 4)n thle g.raded schiool boa rd if elec(t ed who wonuldt not become ennd i (ates, antd he t huought it a mistake to requirie those to lie elected to( file pledges anad paOy assessments. Ever'y bodly knew t hat ini all elections t here were ment who would serve who wvouldl not go iinto a s(raimble and run the risk of beinig defeated. -If the same rules wer'e applied to candidates f'or trustees which wer'e applied to candIl (dates for mayor and aldermen, he said, men who would make able trus tees wouild be deb)ar'red, because they would not. become candidates in the common accep)tation of the word care didate. Mr. Fred. H. D)ominiek didn't see htow~ Mi'. Blease's position wvas ter able. As to a scramble, it might as well be0 said thtere would be a scramble for mayor and aldeirmen. M-. Dom inick said he was to some extent re sponsible for the bill providing for the election of trustees from the var ious wards, and one idea was to put the election in the primary, instead of continuing the 'present method of electing trustees. He didn't ears ib6yor not they paid their asse: meits, but they should sign the pledge and bliide tile result of the primary. Otherwise how were the people going to know whom to vote for? Mr. Mlower said he thought the whole purpose of Mr. Blease's sug gestion was that, the denocracy should indicate its choice in a1 soiewiat in formal imanner, l trammelled by I'les, blt- tile choice, being tile voice of the demlloc-Ircy. ir. Dominiek wanted to know if men should be allowed to announce themselves at. nloonl on the (lay of elevetionl andl be voted for. froml noonl iunil rour 'clock in lie afternoon. AMr. Blease thouigit. it a ser-iois mis take to put. the School in a political scramlible. Wien a1 school was put. in a political scramble, ithe school wai bound to be more or less injuired. le thougtli it right that the people should say who weie to bo their tirtistees, but thereC were good menl who wvouild Serve who wNouild not, si-1n the pledge and11 pay the aissessient. lie f*avored the primary, bit at the same time, these (an11didates should not he f0r-ced to pay the assessment. Dr. George 11. Cromer said it seem ed to him thit it. was puir'ely a mllat ter of sentiment. TI miglit. be unfor iunate that the (lectionl of trustees was put. inl a politieal scramlble, but the law had put it there. Tie nomin a11ion ha(d to be limited somehow, eith er* by eonveition mr by pr-iirlyN, ;n.1 there would ble no more con1velntions inl South Carolina. The candidlates for trustees owht to appear as can didates an(] file their pledges. They could say their friends put them out, if they wanted to. He didn't think the pledge ought to be dispensed with, and why dispense with t lie assess ment.? le saw no reason why alder ml1en1, who received no colnpensation, should be required to pay assessments, and giaded school trustees should tnot be reqirit-ed to pay the Same111. AMr. Dominiek said tile best. mating I'd gra-ded Sechool inl S01nth Car1olilna, if not. in the South, was in Columbia, and the trustees of that school were elected by wards, and they filed their pleodgos and paid their assessments. On a vote bein taken, the loiilina tionl of hristees vals l't as ori.-ilil ly fixed, tle cnlididates lo ile their pledges aid pay assessmlentlis in Ih S1111 ma r a11111s the vanldidaites fo. 11ayor and aldermlen. The flwigexeciltive commlitve for. t lie enlsinil.". year. wv1S (hosen: Town at lare-)r. 0. 11. Mayer, W. H.1ardemian. Ward P1-. 1'. Baxter. Ward 2-1 1. Hfunt. Wiard 3---Dr. Vanl SmiIh. War-d 1-4. 1H. Auill. Ward 5----l. 0. Burton. Dr. Cromier called thue attention of, t he meeAtng to the fact. that Ward I was largely represented, and thal l'ere wIs a: petitioll ill vi-eiulatio sigfor. 11n election to ex(end th<e seweIge systii into W.1rd 1, an111d h< sIIggested 11111 Ihoe 111r1sel hell) I ry lhe elec'(tio ' fo that wardI(. TheI( fol1lowin g resoliion143, as initro to ilat(nc take the nieeessar'y lega act ion 1(o sumit theI fol lowinlg amenid moents to the ('harmter' to the oil izen: '.'The Ier ofni 1 hle nmy or ofI thbaf 14own shall1 he t wo y'ear s, i nstead (1 (4n1e, aIs now11 prtovid(ed. 2. Th'le t owni shotuld htave I wo alder men from eac'h wnard, inst ead of' onte ais now11 providedi. 31. 'The termtls of the a ldermenlCh sho(uh1 1)e so arr'tanged that onec-half' of' then should( retire each year', thtereby leav inig onte-hialf' o) hold over with the newly elected. On motion of Dr'. Cromier, is w~as ex presedastIle sen1se of tIhe meeting andinc(de ill the r'esoIttion, tha the It0111 of' thle city3 clerk shiould alst he made tiwo years. Senatot' Blease said Ite believed thn limits of' the city sliould and could 1) Iextenided. It reqyirei'd a manjoritc antid heo thlotughtI a nmuijority v'ote o? t hose to be taken itn could be sectnree if th Itwuater and light and sewer'agt tax wet'e stuspended unutil thte parl taken in should r'eeive the advan tages of water and lights and sewer age. After some further discussion along this line. In which the sentiment oi the meeting was expressed as in fav~r of extenldinlg the city limits, the Ieeting adjourned, and the executive committee met, to fix the assessments of candidates, and to transact such other business as might come before it. Berore adjourning a resolution of fered by Senator Blease was adopted Ihanking- the executive committee for its efficient services during the past year. Tle execentive committee organiz ed by electing- Dr. 0. B. Mayer chair man and Mr. 1. Ht. Hunt secretary anid trieasure'r. Tle 'eommittee decided to assess Ile candidates as follows: For Imaor .......... ..$10 00 Por aldertmin .......... 2 00 For trustees graded school.. 2 00 Following are the riles governing the coiming primiaries: The Rules. Sec. 1. An election within the de motcratic par(y shall be held in the towi of Newberry on Tiesday, No veimiber 27, .1906, to select candidates rolr miayor, alderimlen anid tirustees of ile galdede school for the ensuing term for said town; tle polls to be opelned at eight, o'clock a. In. and to be closed at four o'clock p. in.; one votinig preciiit to be in each ward, :1m1l the executiv-e committee shal hav1%ye charlge of locating same. See. 2. All democrats who have duly registered for the municipal election of 1906 shall be allowed to vote. In ease tle right to vote is challenged, lie person clallenged shall be requir ed to establisli his rigt. to vote be fore the managers I)y the vouching of Ihree denocrais; provided, tfhat In the ioiniiation of aldermen and trus tees of tle graded school from the re-. spe(ive wards only qualified electors from each wnird shall be permitted to vole for aldermnani and trustee of the graded school froml that ward. See. 3. The eiididates receivinlg the imajori(Y of all IIhe votes (list for the said offices of m11iayor aild aldermen n]d truistees of Ile graded school re spec(ively at. said eleetion, shiall be deelavred 1the inilliees of, Ile demo. cratic paily ol said lowin, provided, Ihat on ir hefore 1 welve o'clock loon oI lridaY, Nove-mber 23, 1900, each of slieh elildales shall have left a wrillen staiterneil wili tle e1hairmn11 of tl4e ex1ctiive comittee 1 he Is a Ndilile 1nl Iliat he will abide the resill ol snch election. No vot.e shall be (-1c4Itdl for anyI candidato who lus n1l so pledged himself; ant([ plro1vided thler. 1 liat if no candidate, eithulie for tlie ol0ice 1' iia1Yor or for .lenniaii-n or for11. truist(m of graded selihol in a warl sliall have received a i '', or votes al stlehl election a sVIIIuio eelion for I le n1miniliation o l la nn lr alld 1or .1n1 aldeirma1i1i and foi a Itristee ofl Ilie graded selhool, ah cISP 1MaY he, shall be held oi Pridily, NOVVember 30. 19061, 1under. dhese rule4-, at which sech d el'lion oily the two emiidatu~ies wvho received Ilhe highiest v'ote aulie f'oirmeir electioni fori the re-. speelIive offi ces shiall be vol ('( for; and provided f'urthlier, ini Iie evenit I here shonhull lbe a l ie ai I lie second primiaruy toe manyor anid abulermain and1 Iirinst e( ofl Ihe 'nadl school, theni a Ilhird' priimary' shamll lie biehl oni Man day, I )eeimber' 3, 190. See. -I. Whlen thle vie shiallI have bcein uly~ countedeu thle noaiers shall ini ned ia Iely certify thIie same l.o thme exet ive (ommiiiill ec, whliich co)mmittee shamll conistil uite a board of' (anvassers, dheclarinuit the iresiull of thle election an id liea irin all contlesls anid protests lihit may a rise, whose act ion in can vassing shall he finmal ; provided, that 11 no ember of thle exent ive commit tee shiallI he a cndu(idat e at snehi lec ljin, andiu, preovided1, fu rther', that the said executive committee shall meet ini the mayor's office at ten o'clock a. mi., Oin Wensdy November 28, V 4 1906; anud in thle ev'enit of a second elect lion, At tein a'clock a. mn. on Sat nrd'ay, l)eember' 1, 1006, and in the event of a third election, at cen (I'clock a. mn. on Tnes dlay, l)ecenmber 4, 100, to declare the said elect ion and to hear any contests or protersts ini regard to same. Sec. 5. Th'le citizens' meeting that shall adopt rules for the primary elee tion shall eletan executive committee of seven members, twvo from the town ~ at large and one from eachi ward, and this committee shall have power to y fill vacanoleB in its memibership.