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New York NWspapers to Support the
Ocean Sip Subsidy Scheme.
The Bus.inesms Manager of the Jour
nal of Conucrce iaLimut that He
Was Approacheri by Ship Builder
Who 'Made Improper Iroposal to
Revelatbn of several attempts to
buy the editorial support of the New
York Journal of Commerce n favor
of ship subsidy iegislation. which
that paper has con'istently opposed.
was made in Washington to the
hause ship subsidy investigating
committee Wednesday by Alfred W.
Dodsworth. business manager of The
Journal of Commerce and Commer-'
cial Bull-etin. I
Earlier in the day Paul G. Faun
ler. representative of the Uranium
Steamship line. against which the-1
so-called London conference lines.d
controlling what is ali.-ged to De 9S
per cent. of the Atlantic passenger
trafic are a:rayed. told how railrcd !
authorit.!es in this country. notabi: I;
the Central Pass4aer association at it
Chicago. had refused to sell tickets -
routed over the indep'endient lines -
unless the irde- ndents ob:ained the -
sanction of the conference lines.
As a resulT of today's evidence Mr.
Dodsworth's brother. John W. Dods- i
worth, the vditor of The Journal of c
Commerce. will be* recalled to Wash
Ington to explain why he failed to
enlihten the comm!ttee during his't
recent testimony. It is probably that i
Charles A. Conrnt of New York. a I
former Washington correspondent. i i
may be asked to throw light on an c
effort to subsidlize the paper. claimed b
to have been forwarded through him h
to The Journal of Commerce. which
he then represented. and the federa: t
authorities may take notice of the s
evidence as to the railroads' discrim v
luations. against the independent
steamship lines on foreign tickets.
Alfred W. Dodsworth said that his
paper never bad been subsidized by;
any interests whatever and its busi
ness and e-litorial columns had no
relation. But, he testified. about six
years ago an unknown came imzo h1.:
offce Lnd offered to pay The Journal
of Commerce $100.000. taking c
1.000.000 .:opIes of his paper, for the
insertion of an article In one issue:
supporting the ship subsidy legisla
This man refused to disclose his
identity unless his proposition was to
be accepted. HiM proposition was. in',
the event of acceptance. to make out
a certi-ed cheek Immediately for t
$10,000 to bind the agreement and I
to pay the balance of $90.00,0 upon1
publication of the article. Mr. Dods
worth said he immediately called hir.
brother. Jo n W-. into his office as
a witness to the conversation ari~d th'ej
proposition w'as turned down as an
attempt to malke an imprope: a:
rangemient. i
- Pressed by the committee. Mr.
Dodsworth said that about 3{6 years
ago his faiher was sitting in his of
fire on the same publication and John'
Roch. the ship-builder, who was then
building ships and was active for g,
ship subsidy bill. entered the office.S
laid down a nlank check, asked Do~ds- t
werth to fill out the cheek se I stc...
writing against ship subsidy. 'I ha
offer was refused.
About two years ago. Dodswor'th
said. another man tried to buy the
support of the paper for $40.000) and
during the 3panish-American war the
Spanish government tried to buy the
paper's support.
Mr. Oicott. Representative Long-1
worth of Ohio and other members of,
the committee criticised the two
brothers for failing to submit this.
information to the committee before:
now. pointing out that John W.h
Dodsworth. in his testImony some
time ago. h:'-d bc'en asked as to such
matters and had denied any infor
mation suchi as that disclosed today.
The witness said the committee
woul-d have to ask the brother why
e failed to disclose the Information.,
Mr. Olcott asked the witness wh..
represent.-d the Spanish governmernt
when it tried to buy his paper's sup
port. Mr. Dodsworth replied th:'t
the information of the propositi'n
came fronm Charles A. Conant. who
was then the paper's Washington cor
respondent. Pressed as to the iden
tity of the man who madie the offer.
Mr. Dodsworth said that his father.
or brother may have been told, but
he himself had not been told.
Mr. Conant communicated the
proposition in a letter. said the wit-*
ess. who afterward quattfied thIs by
ying he thought It was a letter, at
er the committee had stated it would
heo to have the letter. Representa
e Hawley of Oregon asked hot
eh monov was proposed in that
frer and the witness3 said he did not
now. is father was then manag
g e~iitor.
Th" $4fl.000 proposition was from.
"tail. dark-haired man.'' who said
was a 1obTbyist in Washin~ton.'
Dodsworth said he could not
ertak'e 'o name the persons who
e the $l100.d'60 offer but he b'o
it m~ from ship su~bsidyv in
sand wh.'n pressed as to wh-.t
cant by th:at he menti:onedth
aps and the' Roches as inter'-st
*comibg under that head.
Klie lby Fuzin.
was strux-k by Co~,umbia. N'.wh-r~.
& I"a:rens .-naine' No. I.. b'acking in
from~ the Mo!!r.hon mili. Pi heilon
the Soundatry -.r'-t brid- a:i.
killed Th':rad ty ar-erno'n. l!e was
about y:r' .'
Don't migake sort w'ords for ten
Fie Declesr Insinuatios- In Cover
nor's Me-sage Which Refer to Fei,
der Ar., Absolutely Untrue.
An Atlanta dispatch says C. L
knderson. law partner of Tiomsas B
'elder. th- Atlanta lawyer whIo has
liured quIte prominently in wind
ng up the old State dispensary. ir
'elder's absence from Atlanta. made
L statement Wednesday In reference
o the Associated ?ress dispaten
rom Columba. in wh!ch Gov. Ble's
s quoted as inquiring why Felle:
'was not prosecuted when it wai
ound that he was the attorney !o:
liqitor :,ouse and was favor-d w:tb
iquor purchases and- rebates were
'id fc - these purchases." Ander
on sa)u:
"Since the Goodman and ilelch
nan compromises referred to were
Iso miade ander the advice and
hrougb the instrumentality of Mr.
elder. I assume that the governor's
eference to these matters and de
iand that they be inquired into. is
!kewise an attempt to reflect upr.
1r. Felder.
"Throughout the entire courso of
he investigation of the South Car
lina State d!spensary and the dis
esition of the maters connected
herewith by the w!nding-up com
11ssion. I have been closely asso
!-ted with Mr. F-ldcr. and am fa
tillar wIth all tV.e 'acts connected
"Mr. Felder is out of the city, and
ri his behalf I desire to say that the
barges and InsInuations contained
.i the governor's message. which re
r to Mr. Felder. are abrolutely un
rue and without fournation in fact.
"If Gov. Wlexs, has been informed
y ary ens that there are exist
,ig farts Zivng fnundation to these
hargts he has beer wilfully misled
y designing persons. who probably
ave felt the weight of the law, grow
g out of their own nefaritzi
ransactions with the State dispen
ary. and seek this method of re
le Talks About That Alleged At
lanta Meeting.
"Yes." said H. H. Evans. of Nw
erry. known as "Hiub" Evans. once
hairman of the State dispensary
oard of directors. whose name was
kentioned in Governor Blease's mes
ge to the General Assembly with
eference to a meeting in Atlanta.
Felder did send for me to come to
,tlanta.' This was in reply to a
uestion about the meeting. Mr. Ev
ns continned: "When we were !n
de room together I said to him.
)pen that door, you, and let the At
rney General come In and bear ev
rything I have got to say.
"Then what did you tel!?" "'I
,ld hi e'-en if I knew anything I
ould not tell It to him." and Mtz.
|vans conel'ided, with his words just
bit stronger. The former diepen
ary chairman while in Columbia
Lednesday was shaking hand. in ler
;ative circles. He talked freely to
ewspaper representatives, as is 'tis
Mr- Evan~s said if he went ox the
tand there w'ould be some "hot
tuff." -He continued: "The eoun~
v dispensaries are now buying the
ante liquor the State diepensary did.
ying the same prices and higher.
Con talk about a Arm turning over
30.000 the other day, well, then the
ounty di'pensaries pay back $100.
>00 for that."
oat Her Own Life as Well as Tnau
of Her' Baby.
A heart-rending tra;:edy occurred
tear Elsa. Ga.. on last Wednesday.
i which a mother and her two chil
!ren lost their lives. Trying In vain
o save the life of her 11-year-old
laughter, whose clothing was caugh,
n the shafting of a cotton gin. Mrs.
. R. Wilkes sacrificed her own life
Lnd that of her six-months-old baoy
sear Eiza, this county. The little
irl scre'amed for aid as she feit her'
"If being drawn toward the ma
Gir~ery and her mother, who was
earby. sprang to aid her. She, too,
.as caught and the baby, wh~ch was
n her arms, was hurled against the
b~or andi killed instantly. The moth
r and da'ighter soon pe'rished aftet
eing torn from the shaftInz.
Elaped on One Horse.
Both ri-ling astride on. one horst
'rom their home near Nuckoi'. KY.
tlary Ellen Tichenor. ag.'d 1I
laughter of' Magistrate Coiemar
richnor. and her boy lover. W!lian:
tells. 18, were arrested Wednes
lay in midfizbt on their way t
.(uisvIlle to be wed. The fu::Itive:
s*re cau.:ht by officers who had bee':
rarrd by the girl's father of th'
Fatal Row About itoa'd.
Iailey P-. Turner. a planter was
lot and probably fatally wound-.
whie drivin.: in the roa-!wa:y ne-a
r'am--ron. Tas, Wedneslayv. The
th->ne followed a quarrei with Ed
yins. .another planter as to th<
re't of way on the county road. It
he m:idst of the disp'ute Tompkin:
tuvwas overturned atnd his Ie:
broken. He is under arrest.
Lost in the s'ea.
w'- t in a heavy stormn whien pre'
r':I ner'".'.'1 Owr,: hay~'.c~ Juay
on't c.,rlook the sanctity of sac
Mes nd serrice.
Terrible News From China Told in Let
ters From That Land.
Famine Condition% Described by a
initer Who b Out There.-A
Pathetic, Story of Starving 31en
and Women and Little Children.
The Crops Failed.
Prcbably not in aeveral years has
there passed through the mails of
this evetion of the country letters
bearing miore distressing news than
zommunicatlons which have been re
ceied by the Rev. P. D. Jenkins.
pastor of iie Piedmont Presbyterian
Church. from his brother. Dr. W. F.
lonkins who is a missionary to
Chinn. says the Groenrille News.
Floods la-t sunimer and fall near
Suchlen. China, destroyed crops and
the gaunt spectre of famine 16 now
stalking throit'-i the land. The iet
ters receive-! by the IL-v. Mr. Jenkins
tell of the most terrible conditions
which exist in the famine stricken
district. The Piedmont pastor has
very kindly consented to allow th
puhlication of extracts from some of
the letters he has received from his
brother. They are as follows:
I am away from home-out in a
Chinese house-that means In the
"old. I hare a small charcoal fire
!n a i!ttle furnace beside me hut
that don't begin to warm a room.
My bones Pre so near my skin these
days that I feel the cold more than
ever and I always was a coward
about it.
I have on for outer clothing now
a heavy overcoat lined with sheep
skin with the wool on. my hat (I
don't take it off except to pray er
&itc or sleep, and heavy wadded
Chinese shoes with two pair of wool
en socks to keep my feet warm.
Don't pity me. I'm not suffering
physically, but oh it does hurt me
to see the famine sights and hear
the fan!ns cries.
I just hai to buy a pair of pantb
!he other day for -L fellow. lie kept
coming to the inquirers' Bible class
these free7ing days with only one
-arment on his lower limbs and that
was thinner than my summer under
clothes and he had no socks at all.
Ile had pawned everything hearier.
It Is freezing cold day and night
and this poor fellow like a raft of
others has no s!gn of quilt at nicht
pawnad :r sold for food you know.
His face is swollen from the food
he has been eating-utterly indiges
tible stuff and not nourishing
wee-ds. greens, hark. ground up with
a little harl.y or potatnes and made
into thin gruel to fill up the stom
He has e little boy in the hut with
him clothed no better than he and
his wife, carrying a baby, is out be
ging. gone a week now. Who knows
but that 3he and the baby are dean:
on the wayside. starved or froz, n
to death. Alas, alas, the sufferings
of these noor people. A young man
in the 'ilage a mile from here where
we have a Chr~stlan mission, starv
ed to death the other day and an old
lady near, of the same disease. !ately.
HeI was thrown out of work by
hard times-begged, but few could
give-no work to be had-pawned
his only thick clothing. got so weak
and stiff he could not get about. His5
sister-in-law gave him five cents In
gold. He sent by a friend for fos..
ate it all at one meal and died, too
much for his wasted stomach.
In that same village there are 2'0
odd familie~s and only three of them
are now eatin:: "dry'' food, the res:
are eating thin gruel made of a lit
tle coarse flour or be-ins mixed with
:nuch greens (?)~ r'-al!y just almost
any we!s. grass, etc., because gruel
fills up better.
And this is only December' What
will things be like in the eart
'print? Other villiages are better
off but they say that half the people
'brough this section are now eating
:ruel and much of that exceedingly
thin. If it should snow and so. shut
the people off from gathering greens'
(weeds' in the fields mamy will Just
have to die.
Some of our Christians have al
ready changed color, a s~gn of ad
vanced starvation, have been eating
uruel somec time. C'hristians an-I
trionds look at me with borauin: ey.-s
'1I gave ouit so much famine r.-tiet
'our years a:Co.) They dog my st.';'s
to s.'ck a p'rivate int.--rvew to tc.i
metheIr troubles. And what can I
..lready I've :tiven out more mon
othan I posses~s of my own an-d b.
sides one hae to be. very c-ar.-ful ho,
o.d by c'row-i.: bet-:!ngi~. I donr't '
how I caen comet back he-rt I.- fo:
h Zarve'st if I cannot hear to see- th--Ir
dlistr'-ss and Ie'r th.-ir cri.-s. I wishi
I ceuld put my head in a hol-~ ar:!
not se-' or hear aaythuinu till next
it is iin.:: to he awxful later andI
it is had enough now..\n....'.
so-nt will s''- lif-. -l! se'. to that.
I have bee-n holdintg a "1thb-' st1.
elacI~ss"' hern' f:.r a we.-k'i or mor(' ant
h.r h~v ye>.-..-n 'on.ing very n'--il :::
'->me iust -an-i w -,-k -very d.:y ti
come-it 'ake-s a litrl-- ,rrain to ge
ing Ch'in-s.- amy be forwaridnt
thm' fam in. distric-t by he:'g s.-nt 1
N.. York i.Xwhtn~ sent to It--v. W\
F.n.-' ki. SuchI. Chino :i b
IHitiT-ANCE TAX MV-.l1l'if.
U'nder It an E-t:ate of $1041.00 ;ithter
itedl by Widow and Two Chialdren:
i'ays $1 .600.
u:tntiiy ~un'hang-d. Rep.re
s--ntative itebert's inheritance' 12
sill was :,asedI Trdway by th.
hoUse. Th-re a a snapy dete
The ter' .-r of th+- u was
cated biefore the Vnal t--st by ih
vote on a -.:ction to 'oatinue. 44 to
47 agaitnst c n in a r- :::-d1 t!:r
vote-. :t4 to 71. by wh:e': the ho:s
refused to st::ke oit the enacwn.
Mssars. Bel'er. WX Dn:a.
.AshIer .nd Scott opp:'ed the r
ureb. tmainly as b. ;: "trn e a :
in-"mocratic doctrire.- Mr. Remt
bert took the toor several times
ladvocacy of his bl!1. lie was re:n
Iforced by Messrs. D. L. Smith. Brie.
IBPtrown!ng and !Hines.
If a man h-.d an es-t of $I 11:.
dr en. the inheritanre tax. nayable at
the w!ndfn-t up of the eistate. V'ould
he $1.*f'. The widow !s entitled to
an bx,-r,!%TOn of $0.0(1. the chil
dren to exniption of . h eh.
Repreensta-i1-- \shipe made a
characteristic -rpec-h. "I had hoped.'
he said. "that Richland had com
menced sending here men who would
not give us trouble. The fool-killer
must be dead !n Richland. Th!s is
the most unjust bill I ever heard
Mr. Rembert said he had drawn
his bill after months of study and
comparison of Inheritance tax meas
ures in force in other States and
abroad and htd also consulted ablo
lawyers h--re. He said the bill was
heartily approved by Prof. Nelon
Fr!erson. who ne%." f-jr
under the similar law of New Yo: h
State and !s now a member of the.
law faculty at the University of
South Carolina. 'He read authorities
in support of the bill.
Judge Gage Makenes an Attempt to
Settle Old Feud.
Juzdze Gag-e. while presiding at the
Greenv!ile Cea':rt Wednesd!ay adopt
'd an unusan nim hod in a. att.etm;>t
to settle a feud betwetn two moun
,a!n families. Two young m.en. Rop
er and Trott-r. werte being tried for
assault and batery. and during the
course of the trial J.:ge Gage len
the bench and conduct-d the fathor.
of the young men into a jury roon
and sought to have these two men.
close neighbors. bury the enmity ex
itinz betwe.'n the families.
When thep judze returned to the
bench he .-nnoune that he had
used his utmost en(eavor bot hatt
ailed to reconcile the fathers of the
ombatments and that if the' present
feeling contnues it will result in :
homclde and in a tris.! of somebnody
for murd.'r. and that in the sI::h;
of God these fathers would b' re
sonible 'or it. The jud:e further
stated that he attached more blame.
o the ?athe-rs for the 'rese'nt situa
!on than to the sons. tho::gh the
sons had t--hnically violated the laws,
of the State.
After the young men -hoth moun
aineers of th.' most staiwart type
had been conv icted, the judge sen
:enced themi to c:dangang terms
without the alternative of fines, the
~entences being suspended during
:heir rood behavior. This action of
udge Gage has provokedc the most
favorable comment.
Steamed Into San Franci'.co Withs
Fire llurning.
The ste imer Queen, on which a
fre broke out Thursday night whi!
he was at sea off Point te-yes, re
turn-d to San Francisc'o shortly br
t.ore .t o'clock with the fire stil!
urning. Hecr passensgers. I-2 in nums
br. were imm:ediately taken off by
aunc's which met her !n thw
tramu. The. steamer will b'esunk
fhe n.a:ne~s .cnnot be exting::shed.
The Queen. whic'h belongs to the Pa
cisc coast line. loft here yes:erdey
afternoon for Pu::et Sound ports.
Wh n the firm alanrun was g:'ven tne
.ir-!es opceratsor sent 'Ut 31n ''S. 0.
." mnessa:.: whic'h brought m~any re
nr.es fron land and sea. Five
stamners and tugs w.:nt to ber a
i stan(ce.
Isobert L.. Guanter NAmIedI.
Roebert . Gun'er. an :tto:rney o1
.\iken. h as b''ent apepoine'd as so!lic
tr of th.- Se'on-1 circuit byv Go'.
raho wasru!--: .1d:to; ':-:''.s 13.
s'~.r. :n .p on:uun. is to tak.
.:ff:c:.on F ..ruaryr I.
aoc ('aptaiun i rerow re-di.
vin. aserof th.- !!ri' -th s:.'amship'
ro~n :.:5:.:- n ih- wha S7. \\'l
was r.-co . - E ' r. Ir iee -' h
";Tmns Them r-;ro's~ e.lt
hi l iIs et' %el''.tann
Three tre hrt.2
.)N WIIF .14.NE, .AND W. A.
They Vere Arreted lIut Gave Bond
in the Sum of One Tlou-and 1101
lar% Each.
The C&oumbia Record says (;-n.
%iie Jones. ;.r.-sident of the I'.:
:-tro N::oal bark. an.! Mr. Wash
n.:ion A. (..rk. resident of the
'a.ol:na Naiionai b-ank. wre served
\ith 'pa;-ers Thursi:.y y Sherif
'c*:nian. wh. acted on :u hority of
a warrant :ssied by .agi.t -ate J. H.
Tortan of :ershaw.
Th.- warrant alle.ed that .Messrs.
Jones and Clark. together i'- Mr.
.ohn Y. Garlington. as offi-"rs in Ihe
-.nrole Seuri es cet ;any. ob
-in.d from I.. L. Clyburn a n't.- to
he anioun: of $1.f" for stock in
!Je Semnin-le Securities company.
.r. Cly:irn aile--d ti:at there
was misrep-esentation in the deai on
the part of the pe..rsons nanod. The
warrant was we!ved on .eJss. .Tones
.u.! Clark a: thelir re.:aeqtive orilce-.
at- non.
Sheriff Colemaan. accompanied by
.Jagistr:te .James H. Fowles. Jr..
went to th,- bank buildings and
:ound 'Ies.-rs. Clark and Jones seated
at their dlesks.
They w. -e not taken by surprise.
as the news that the warrant ha !
been issued in Kershaw was known
in Columbia Wednesd.ay afternoon.
Maxgistrate Jordan had authorized
bond in the sum of $1.000. which
Messrs. Jones and Clark promptly
made. the* officials of the banks sign
ing the bonds.
The de!-:ndants have the right of
a preliminary hearing. but the date
has not been agreed on.
'outhern 1Railwny Gathers Statistic
Proving It.
The opportunities for profIt:
which the raising of alfalfa offers
he farmers of the SoutheaSt Is indl
rated by letters received by the land
and industrial department of the
Southern Railway. showing increased
interest in the production of alfalfa
and highly profitable results in wide
ly separated districts.
Fort and Stone. of Dunlelth.
Washington county. Mlississippi. own
rs of a p!:-ntation in the Delta, re
uorte'd that on :, acres seeded in the
fail of 1..'K I tons were pro
duced at A cst of . They
t..ur-d this hay to b)e worth $. pr
!)n in the barn. thounrh hay was sel!
ing S,1 to S-. per ton. At this low
atIng they received a profit of $1.
4 r n t C a.-es. the hay costing
th.t O!. 5:'.-, per ton. Reports
from the i-eita show that about .;
farmers are now growing alfalia
ith succ's. a.1 having seeded their
fild in the l::st three or four ye:?rs.
.1. W. Fisher. of Newport. In the
!-'ast Tennessee. writci that he is
:reatly pie:.sed with results havin~t
:nera;:ed fi'.e.tons per acre an: n
n a ready ile at $22 per ton. but
h.- has fou.nC the hay so rood! that
he p.refers feeding it to his own
stock to sell~nz it. lIe ha7s gr'own
'.falfa on t-..- :pixnd. red. ca~carious~
lay, ge::eral throughout East Te'n
nessee. Se-c'ss in growing alfilf.a
is al.-o repor~ed by growers in South
rn \-ir;:ina. North Caro!!na and
\labama. anid the acrage d-voted to)
alfalfa In all the Southe'astern States
ti roin. Ste ad!iy.
iizlbid Animaul fRuns Amuck and Suc
ceeds in E..caping.
A mad dlog ran amuck at Anderson
on Thurs !ay. biting two white boys
aid three n.:troes, besides several
.:gs. It disappeared befor" it cold
h*e captur-d. The dog started his
run at Cox-s Creek. just east of the
cit. wh--n it attackedl a .zro na:
nae'd Ware. who, was workina in
the creek shoveling sand.L Ware :
on rubber b.oots and the doa-s teet:
did no: reach his !ie-ih. The do::
:hen circled :hrou;'h the Itailey
lace, attacked an ! ser.-r*'y bit an -
ot her te::ro man. The do.: th.-n t'rc
ceded thrau:n :he city. throa::-:
':,1hhiun str-e. t atta':edI I-imira
lendersoin. the youn son of E. WV.
ienderi-on. a travelling salesman.
hitin:: him in s--veral places. The
n.Xt ;erson attacked was a sa
white boy namted 1i:val. in the tC'x
I!! viliae.e. The last pe-rsont rep.or?
d .it :en --as a necro neAr the Co'
si! s. The~ d og a ttack.! him fron
behind. andi it was n--' .-s-arv for tnv
negro to fight the ibe:,-M off.
irie,. of Gerief.
fir,,kon-h-airt-.'. at the death sn
-.n . s... u;,.n h'e -on. .\1r-- '
i. Watlker. ~" ears of age. .rop:'ed
-~..I at the r..sidence of Mrs. J. i'
Mu:rray. at M:acon. 'a.. -id'ay. !!ir
h- wi. -W n.! tah'. Wake w a:,-.l L
en from the jail and allo~w.ed -o 0
he .. of h! :; mother. ! IA was
ovrcom ~ by :.: ..*
''anly ni.:n. w on::n '.-- ichild in :
S'tare of \-.v::.*
-17 \1:; X.- li:n !ti. m. of Per
ry. I >klahoma. hu'a:r far --'fuatin
.o!. os cr f rom her home;. to
V-o .-a . T]h.. tri; e::!. for a
:--- icnt.r of ..l T.~- n.ib-e..
.jTie C d rab..
..,. la a W o d~sin h-- itugh..
- .wn .- a N!: ty f th-- Penn-' i
ania ('oa ICtmpany av vt Pittstou, I a.
Elected by the kgislaiure to Succeed
the Late Judge Dantz!er.
Was Chiosen on the First Haliot Over
Three Worthy Opponent.%-Edu
cated at Wofford College and
Graduated in Lax at South Caro
lina University.
To succe'd the late Charles Glov
.-r D:intzler of Orangeburg as j:-ige
of the First circult, the general as
.ely of South Carolina. Wednes
day elected Robert Ellis Copes. who
was chosen over three opponents by
a clear m-'jority on the first ballot.
The result was not -.inexpected. be
cause Mr. 'opes was the unanimous
chric'e of the Orange:>urg dele;ation
and was supported by nearly the en
t!re bar of -.5,: county.
The other names placed before
the legislature were Preston T. Hild
eh-and. at present solicitor of the.
Flrrt circuit: J. Otey Reed of St.
Georg, and Octavus Cohen of Blerke
ley. The '#tter wrs broizht In at
t'.- 1: s, n-.ent but nothing coui!
stem the tlde for Copes and he was
elected. The vote being, Copes, 85:
Cohen. 3: Hildebrand, 52; Reed. 22.
Total numher votes cast, 162: nec
essary to a choice. 82. In nominat
inz Mr. Copes. Senator Robert Lide
of Orangeburg paid the following
tribute to his friend:
"On behalf of the almost unani
mous wish of the Orangeburg bar
and the solid Orangeburg delegatio,
in the gen-ral assembly. I arise to
,lace in nom!natian for circuit judg
-:! a7 1-n: A-, know. A man known
*o us In Orangeburg as an experi-I
enced lawyer, a student of the law.
Those of us who live with him and
enjoy constant contect with him re
alize his worth he is my personal
friend. and no man In Orangeburg
county enjoys a hiher standing He
is fair In mind. polished and courte
ous in manner, courageous and posi
tive in conviction, and a man of the
highest character and personal in
tegrity. He will make good in this
exalted positlon, if elected. I place
in nominatlon Orangeburg-s candi
(late for judge of the First circuit.
the Hon. Rooerr E. ones.
Mr. Fultz of lerkeley seconde('
'he nomiration of Judge Copes and
this was further seconde:l by Senator
zinrners of Calhoun. the daughcer
roumnty of Orangeburg, in the follow
ir. neat tribute:
"Ir the death of Judge Cha .es GC
)anrtzler. tne bench lost one of :it
most honored members and the Statt
one of its best men. Surely. he whr
suceP.-ds s'uch a man must measure
up in every respect to the highest ex
*.ontations of nis constituents. A
htzh sense of official responsibility
:o::st he first and! foremost in his
thotughts. A conscientIous aischarge
of ev'-ry -!uty, peublic and private.
mtust he~ his. He must he a gentie
mtan under all cIrcumstances, lie
nmst show d~st~ngu~shed ability, in
:he faithful discharge of service. He
must be courteous, patient, frank.
;--reevering. loving rigtht. seerniin:
wrong. -posessing a higth conceptii:'
of lustice and marked fidelity an.
tAitve at all times.
"Such ch::rac'e-ristics are found in
Uon. Robert E. Copes. He Is In the
,Oofnay of his usefulness, and has .a
wonde'rfuil gr.tsp of legal quiestions
.o stain of u-shonor is upon his lite
'1-- h-is ne'er steritted truth and ha.
-ourae has ne'er faltered. ils !n
nate nmo.h'sty 2fn.l deep and abiding
raith In right has won the confidence
and! r.esacet of all who know hIm.
lie will rieret great credit ?' the
5tate and wi:2 worthIly wear the
hottors wh'h rome from a faithful
--1 mte,~ ue- menutne pteasure to
wr'o::ei his nomination for judra for
:he First judicial circuit of thIs
P'reston T Hildebrand. better
'..n'wn as ':. T." among his friends.
and h.- has thoussands of fr~ends, was
inminated byv Mr. Paulling of Cal
bo::n county and this was warmly
C. condede by~ J. 10. Daivls of ltarnwell
who ;eaid at beaut~ful comlimu''nt to
his friend. Mr. Illdeberand has been
sol!citor for I16 years. and his work
has placed him well up among the
'auve.rs of the State as a man ot
-'ur:e" tni abilt:. lHe pros.-cuted
h.- E-::aw-:'iih' lynchers and conduct
--!other deisatast( ful cases witn cred:t
Mr. Motte' of Perkeley in a finisned!
-.-h pr''ented the name of Oc
-mus Coh':u of CTharleston. Mr. Co
her;.n -...a f ditoer of the Oharleston
Wonh! edurin:: it< entIre ex~srence and
-n'ae' a suc' .seul re-cord! as a ne-vs
-ep ;-r tt:an. HI.. was licens.'d to rerac
ti'-.' law e few ye-ars ago and is a
sue.s-s;:! practi'-!oner.
.enator .t. ClIair Muckenfuss of
. ;.-.ora:t omainate'd in an eloqueet
Yp.-h i friend. J. Ote-y Re--d.
The voe.-- resu:ed as above stated.
Will iRebuild at Once.
.\ dli:spatc'h from Catueron to The
.'e sa'ys it is ::nderstoodl that Geo
-i-aer, who lost his n--w dw--liing :'y
it.a wt..-k azo. will tatk. steps to
r.- hi at once. Altthouuh he had
noisrante. h.- eat .-d S-:noe or $%.i'
wrhof nmat--rial f romn the bu'rning
i:!!!r his. nith sev''ral hun
34. !r' e.-n.'rously contributted
by~ hi i:-iends, will help~ hitu consid
ituy% a P'aper.
~o. W~ t(opster, wh' fon-le'! Ond
codce he IDa!y R~ee'' d. rh'- 'o
Ium i a at&rnoren ;a;-r. until two
v.'su.~ whe-n he sold it to . aum.
\.1~ Ho:;rehas.-d Friday a:e-n,-'on~
the P-aily P'i'dmtont. th ;ree.nviile
Casie Tried in Richland Court Re
cently and Resulted in Verdict for
Sotshern Railway.
The State senate veted Thursday
night to abandon the merzer appeaz
by a vote uf 2. to 17. The resolu
tIon adopted directs the Attorney
General of the State to ahandon the
appeal In the famous "Southern mner
ger" case. The suit was tried in the
Courts of Rirhland county and re
suilted in a verdict for the Southern.
thereby validating the lease of cer
tain lines in 1S9 and in 1902.
The fo'Iowing was th- direct vote
on the r.o-o1ution of Senator Car
lisle: Tea;- -Ackerman. Appell.
Piates. Black. C-.r!!sle, Epps. For.est.
Ginn. Green. Hardin. Johnson. Lide.
Manning. William L. Mauldin. Mc
Cown. Sinkller. Stewart. Stucky. Wal
ker. Wha-ton-21. NayS-Ch-t
ensen. Ci!fton. Croft. Crosson. Earle.
Hough. hson. lAney. i-a'von
Mars. T. J. Mauiin. Mkenfuss.
Raint.ford. Spivey, Strait. Sullivan.
The senatu had prev!ously refused
to strike out the resolving words of
the hill by a rate of I7 to 20.
Sena'nr rrancis H. Weston. or
Pirhland. w ts excused from votinz.
as he took part in the trial of the
"merger" case in the Circuit Court, t
being one of the Southern's attor
neys. t
Senator Sinkler. of Charleston.
spoke in favor of and voted for Sen- 1
ator C-trlisle's resolution. t
Senator Croft. of Aiken. was the
only senator in the territories fre- C
qu.--ntly referred to in the "merger. 7
tri2l who voted against the resolu- r
Senator Lerrand Walker. of
'Teor-etown. speaking In the senate
tonight on the merger resolution.
made his characteristie. ringing
speech, and claimed the attention of
the entire body. Senator Walker
said if constitutional oaths are vio
lated by voting for the resolution e
the decision of Judge Shipp would b. r
' b
seconded by the legislative body. He
thought the matter affected the fu
ture of the State and its upbuilding.
The question means not the estah
!.shment of a new policy. but the ap
proval of an old policy. He referred
to the lerislat!ve enactment. Tne
breaking of the metzer would be a c
rpudiation of contract. The con
ract was between th. legislature
and the c-thern. The loss of rh
mcre-r case stands as a vindication
of the Leislature in the Merger
"!t reans." der!ared the senator
from Georgetown. "that we stand by
our contracts.' Senator Walker ad
vanced tb pr o!!ion that ever
t:ime th.- ratiroad commission orde r
ed an imnprov--mernt the "mi-re.
lease was being appiron-d. A pr:p
arly equipped railway would benei~t
and this would be accomplished by
adandoning the appesI. The Legis- j
lature wisheto to vindicate Its own
position when it ordered the merger
este'd in the~ Couets.
Many Killed and Wounded Ne-ar
Ceibia is IReported.
That Commandant Guerrero an
thirty soldi.-rs were killed and lit:
others wo-tnded in a battle-. whjiei:
:-ted two hours near C'eiba. Hior.
ruras. was information containe-d h.1
scraps of a miessage picked up; by th
ical wireless station at 11 o'clock
Thursday night.
The revolutionists in the depart
ment of La Pase. Honduras. under
the leadnrahip of Gen. Soto. wer' e
routed by Governent troops ye:st.:r- -
day. according to dispatches re- I
eeived Thursday by Consul Gener;:
U-llon. of Honduras. at New Orleans.
No details of :t-he attie. wih oc
urred near the Saitvadorean bord.-r
were given.
Gen. Ulloa expressed the bel!
that Ge-n. Gutitterex. VICe presid.-n:
and commard~ng general of Gowcrn
ment troo;,s mn te~ .41l6. would short
ly strike i tellin-r blow against the
rebel-s commuanded by Gen. l.ee
Christmas. H-- expe~cts' the two ar
mies to meet in the vie.:nity: of San
'ro S :lia. abut 25 miles south of
Puerto Cortez.
Will Re A ppinted Notaries by Govi
ernor 1Uh-ae.
It is stated! that Governor Bleaso
isued his proc-lamation revokin- :h
-ommitabeions ol all notaries jublic I::
South Carolina for the piur;po~i of
-iminating the* rte ro. .\ft -r e:
rnary :0 he' will re:ftse to sa'u-- a
otmmtission to 3 flegt(' as a notary
Hlund!reds cf ap:'ictions are be
i:rec.iveud !.r a commin:ssion as
notary pubhl . -ho one most impor
taut re.1ui,.me-ut is that the :a:':L
cant must ;,rove t>.-ycond a dnh: 71.
he is a white ma:n and! of g'ood
It is exane.e! that at least E.."''
nt .o:tth (aroh na wit hi n the rnev
s-veral we-4s.
I'irma .--- Suit.
In it' eate of .-a lH:a;:Ilon Manat
act tr:nu t n: .;an::. of N.--w Yrk.
trnm tnm- of it. !.. V j'r.:: ind (
in Unit--i .3tat-s Cou:rt a' 0C!::::.a
rivery wri ihe ae of th--~ ;i-- '
-' - w were not -> .trnxi' * -a ----3.
Swa' we are not we might tbecome
. what we shoutd se.
"ormer Commaander-in-Chief of Pacifc
Fleet Asked to Resigi.
Uequest for Rlesignation Made by
.%retury of Navy by Order of
'residIent. Following Report on
Harry's scandnous Conduct From
Captain of His Flagship.
By direc*ton of the president.
tear Admira! W. B. Barry, former
ommander iu chief of the Pacific
[eet. today .ubmitte- his resignation
for the zood of the service." It
6as !mmediately accepted. The en
orced resignat.!on is the outerowth
f char-zes which have been in cir
ulation affecting the moral charac
er of tbe naval officer.
Ge-orge Von L. Meyer. secretary of
hr- n:vv. tod.y a'nn: need .that on
astructions from the president he
elegrahped last night to Admiral
larry asking that he submit h!s res
nation. The resignation severing
he officer's connection with the
rinecan navy after 45 years of ac
lve service was received to lay and
,s name was at once stricken from
be list of naval officers. This act
aturally terminated his salary from
he government.
In response to a telegraphic me
uest. Admiral Berry was placed on
he retired list of the navy on Jan
ary 14. several months in advance
f the date on which he would have
etired by operation of law. His
ight to seek voluntary retirement
as his privileze. the law permitting
uch action after 40 years' active
The secretary of the navy took up
he request with the president and
was promptly approved.
Later. however, reports began to
manate from San Francisco to the
ffect that Admiral Barry's retire
tent was forced by a demaad. that
e resign on account of alleged scan
alous conduct. It was added that
be officers of the cruiser West Vir
Inia, Admiral Barry's flagship. were
ot satisfied with retirement but in
isted upon his resignation.
The secretary of the navy took
ognizance of the reports and called
pon Capt. Orchard for a report.
apt. Orchard's report was received
everal days ago when it was sub
:!tted to the president and the en
-)rred resignation of .the officer fol
Rear Admiral Barry was born in
-w York City and was graduated
rom the United States naval acad
my in the clas of 1869 He has
rushmis in all parts of the world. his
?a service covering a period of over
~ years. and has held mnany impor
int assicnments During the Span
sh war he took part in the blockade
f' Habana. the attack on 'Mantanzas
nd in search for the Spanish fleet
i Btahamra channel He participated
a the ne'gotiations with Ge'n. Maceo. .
le commanded the gunboat Vicks
urg in the capture of Aguinaldo.
n Mtay. 1999. soon after his promo
lon to the grade of rear admiral, he
sumned command of the second di
ision o' the Pacific fleet and several
ionths Iate'r was placed in supreme
ommrand' of the entire fleet. *
'he Confederate Home Has New Su
The Confederate Infirmary com
aission. meeting Friday in the Su
reme Court room at Columbia,
lected F. M1. 35xson. of that city,
s supe"rintende'nt of the Confederate
lome. which is located there, to take
he piace of Capt. W. D. Starling,
who hmas hecld the 'osition most ac
pr.ah~v since the Hoame was erected.
r. William Weston. of that city.
Ierted as physician of the Home.
This was~ the first meeting of the
ow co.mm:ssion appointed several
.s :ago. T he orzanizationl meeting~
as~ h.-Id with Col. R. A. Thompson.
f W-a'hala. acting as chairman. H.
V. Richardson was elected perma
"'it chairman of the! board. The
soard in.::.ecte'd the Confederate
i..me and installed Mr. Mixson as
Th.' ma.mnhers of the commission
ir.-: CalI. A. R. Thompson. Wal
~ichardson. Columbia: T. B. Crews.
.aure'ns, and A. S. Dickert. New
Place F'or Mr. Rtoosevelt.
Th.. olow::z is credited to a ne
:ro :'r'a. / -r in Wash~ngton:
.thi dr.-amed~. Ah was in Heaven
h.- othe~r aight. As Ah stood jest
'n <!,- rfolden gate, dar came a
-a:. and George Washington was
innounced by .Ct. Peter. Let 'him
-oame up and ston mah right side.'
tald the~ good Lawd. who was sittin'
'n d" throne.
I'rot v s'oon there was another
kna and Abraham Linkum war
nno::nnced' by 31,. P.-te'r. 'Let h!m
' n mah :-'ft ide'.' said the Lawd.
"In-n Ah h.'ard a terr..>le knockin'
it de gao and the angels all tremb
"St. Peter opene~d de gate cara
nuri~ an.! d.-n he turned roun' and
:.d'o d' L~and: "You'll have to
.-:'d':n ..n.I itivi him your seat.
I.!.' it-s Mr. Roosevelt.'-Denver
I-et One Leg.
T"'o t--Ve says W. H. Appelt of
D:1.5 :r: who was injured in a
. r, kon heSouth.-rn railway, near
.-r. "-.-la days ago. ha'd his
- ; le a tp~a'e Fridiy night at
- nw: tn i:tniary. He passed
-ro:..-h ,he op--ratior successfully,
a~i !! reo'."i. according to a

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