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VOLUME 1, NUMBER 118. Weekly, E?tabllshed 1SG0; I?allr, Jan. 13, 1014.
ANDERSON, S. C.,WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 3, 1914. PRICE FIVE CENTS $5.00 PER ANNUM HUERTA WANTS T TO NAM! This Desire bf the De Fae Smoothly Presented f Mediation a (By Associated Press) Niagara Palls. Ont.. .Inn? - Tho I'nlteil Slates la unwilling lu exteir! recognition lo a u?-,.v provisional i?ro?- j idem if named according lo the meth od prescribed hy thc Mexican lelegat es, which is Unit (?enera! liner!? would appoint as minister o? foreign affairs, tl.? men who IK agreed on herc t-> head Inc new i: vernimmt. Thu Vas'.;-| ingb n administration t onleiu's thin 'f General Huerta ls permitted lo name the foreign minister, who by eonsli lulh.nal succession would be ?'?vated I.) lie presidency even tho.ig'i tho sc ie sion uvide here, auch un ?ct would lin icnstrued as recognition of the il ucl tr. govm n nient. ' On thia issue, the mediating pleni potentiaries traine to a flat disagree ment late today. For more than 2 hours the mediators mid American delegates argued in vain and it was apparent when thc cont"' r ence ended that what hitherto har. bren considered a mut ?er of details suddenly hud developed a snug The Mexican delegates had not discussed Pre point ut any length with t!:? med iator's when the hitter took it up with Inc Americans. Although the tn ree South American diplomata argued strongly from thc Mexican view-point, there was good reason to believe to night tiiat the Mexican delegates would not insist on this arrangement if they Hli? il T WITH COMMITTEE /Congressional Flurry Caused By Belief That National Bill Will Be Reached (My Associated Press.) Washington, .lune h.-Nation-wide prohibition through amendment of the federal constitution will be consid ered toinororw at a special meeting of the House rules committee. Mom hers of the committee were ret leen: tonight, btu it is understood they will pa:? on u revised resolution proposed today hy Reprti-entntive Hobson, of Alabama, to meet *. pposition to the amendment he submitted some time ag.j on thc ground thut it violator, State rights." As revised the proposed new'ur!'.el * in the constitution reads: "The sale, manufacture lor su'e. transportation for sale importation fur sale of intoxicating Honors foi bever age purposes in the Pnlted States und ill territory subject to the Jurisdic tion thereof, and the exportation lor sale thereof are forove- prohibited; th?! Congress or the Stales within th? ir respective Jurisdictions shall nave vower to enforce this nrtlc'c by all needful legislation." Prospects of a vote on prohibition at this session have bean the subject of general discussion latel. and Majority Leader Underwood hos e>cpreiS2d wil ilr.gness to have UVJ t|ueslion put be fore the House for a 'est lie lind other ilemocrutlc leaders believe lhaV while the Hobson resolution might command a major lt v. lt would not re ceive the necessary tw.> lairds vote. Thu prospect of an --arly voie on prohibition caused a gteac Hurry numil the capital, tl was generally con ceded that a vote on th? hiter]? con tested i lion at this aesaion virtually v as <i ss i red. French Cabinet Fully Made Up Parle, June 9.-Senator Rlbot def initely accepted the French premier ship t li in evening and announced the composition of his cabinet. It defer red from tho unofficial list issued thia morning. Senator Ribot aleo will be minister of Justice. Deputy Th?ophile Del Casse deci ded to take the ministry of war. Sen ator Eimile Cline, tem ps became minis ter of the marlen Instead of the col whlch office remains vacant for the present, and Deputy Joseph Noulene, who waa slated for minister of war, withdrew from the combination as ne considered the Parliamentary groUp to which he. belongs not su'ftciently ' represented. ? Ems SUCCESSOR to President of Mexico Creates Trouble In t Niagara Falls Found Cm United Slate - abs??! ittdj dc tci mined agrkisl it. One Mexican tlelescat" In/datcd . it.il tit' Mexicans regird::?, t Joint (.? transi Lion as a t. liai? al ly w'lh '?: could he dispensed v. it i il Ci" American nov uniment found impossible lu ap ree to tli" niel hod Migs* r-led liv the Mi cl ean delegates. Thc meJintortj i entended ?' h!' ve hemence Hint Hie forma of :<? M Siran constitution si.noli! lu- prrw?Vvcd. 1 ho Aiuericuu del.HOI aro ir.i.l'jr.-sto i.| to have pointed out ti . '. constitu? hm ulis'j curtninl) :oi:ld nol tiarao io u phill cf transition whieli legalized Hu erta's status. Vtsn t!i" Amuri'a.; gov crnnient, ii .vas .!? 'lured, could md ex tend what wc lld lie tantamount :o recognition if Huerta actually upi" '"? l cd lils own sn 'co.?? or. There ls a possibility that a com promise will he agreed on. Pedro IjUKcttruln, minister of foreign uli'.itra lintier Madero. ..< ii 1 tl lie reappointed tn the cabinet and r-ueceed t~> th" provis ional presidency, and then u o'.dnl as foicign minister Hie man agreed on by all parties for the now provisional ex ecutive. Lnscr.rnin ls persona i.on grata witn the con.-til uti onnli .t- hut H is not heli ved liier."' would h?: objee tion from them to ti c brief tuner?* of office necessary to have the transition effected con.--.tit ut iona M> - Predictions that nn ngreinieni ?>oon would he readied w< re abandoned to day in i|uarlers hitherto optimistli? tor a quick conclusion. The rountei pro posals of the American gover\incnt to the Mexican plan have not yet been taken up with Hie Mcxivnn d"li gatni, though they revolved them from the mc Jin tors earlier in the tiny. SOUTHERN Cuflf Reports From Over the Coiion Belt Past Week Are Encour aging-Virginia Suffering (Hy Associated Cress.) Washington, June fl.-nutter weath er conditions for crop (growth prevail" j In the South for the week which end- ! ed yesterday, according to the Nation- I al Weekly Weather Bullet!? ' ?med hy the Weather Hurouu today. ays: "Over the colton region < show ers greatly improved the i. . iok in the Central and Eastern portions of the heit and the plant ls mu..lug good progress where DUfFicicnt ruin fell, hut large ureas received little or no beneficial rains and ure still suffer ing, especially the late planted crop. "In the Western portion of the heit the weather was the most favor able for revel ul weeks. Warm and dry.dry weather permitted replanting cud cultivation in Texas and Oklaho ma, and conditions in those .'-.tatet; are Konorally improved. In Arkansas cot ton is repotted us making slow (growth on account of the drouth, i "In the trucking districts of the I South some relier was ufTorded by lo cal showery, but lurp;o areas arc still dry and much Injury has occurred to the various crops." Hoi Hostile. Dublin. June 9.-John E. Redmond, leader of Ihe Irish Nationalists, is sued a statement tonight denying re ports that the ITIFII volnteer move ment is. hostile to the objects of tho Irish party. WILIE Jf^NES, Brig. ?en. Commanding the South Carolina Bri gnde National Guard END OF TOLLS ! BILL NOT IRE DEBATE ON TH? trVjEASURE IS LLD BY SENATOR TILLMAN AMENDMENT IS UP? No Prediction On the Simmons Norris Change Made In thc Capital i (Hy Au ocia ted Press ? Washington, June lt.- The Hcnnle today marched steadily forward to- : ward final action on the tolls exemp-' Hon repeal hill, hut leaders tonight i were linwilll lg to predict the day ? when a vote tan he taken. There was ito certainty tonight as to just when a vole would he taken : on the first proposition to lie disposed ' I of, the so-called Simmons-Xorris I amendment (jualifying treins of the j Hill. Senator Borah, an anti-repeal' leader, predicted that this amendment! alone would he debated four or five! hours. Action on the entire bill with-j in the next day or two, however, hardly can be avoided unless there are unexepected developments or un I unlooked for filibuster on Hie purl ofi anti-repealers. Senator Tillman, of South Carolina,! today made an unusual speech f rit i-1 cb ing the president in vigorous terms, for bringing the tolls issue before the country at this time and endangering I the chances of the democratic party in ho congressional elections next full. Senator Tillman announced that he would vote for repeal only because be felt his state party convention had freed him from the tolls joker in the Halt ?more platform. "lt staggers my common sense and i have been unable to understand just hy he projected the fight on his party al thia time," he sald..^ ."lt is of great importance 'to the democratic party to control the house at the next election and I believe the president should have kept quiet until that election v.?is over." This speech came at the close of a day devoted to debate on tolls bill. "Until tills issue was pressed to thc fronl thc course of democracy had been onward and upward." said Sena tor Tillman. "There are so many thi.ig:< of more importance that the democrats ought to do. that 1 must say in my opinion it wa? a great blun der on the part of the president. The democratic party, instead of present in*; a Folld, united front, is split into contending factions." Thc senator recalled that Theodore Ilror.evelt, "the great advertiser." had come home, "delighted." Then be de voted lils attention to Senator O'Gor maii, anti-repeal leader, buggesting that in the next campaign the New York senator would have some diffi culty in explaining why two planks no antagonistic as the tolls and ship subsidy planks were placed In the Baltimore platform. Senator Tillman said the tolls fight had made it very unhappy for him. He recalled when the Spanish treaties were b?'tore the senate he charged his colleague, Senator McLaurin, with celling out to the republicans, and blows followed. Then, he said he had inserted in the South Carolina consti tution, for McLautin's sake, a provi sion thal candidates should obey their per ty platforms. "I would feel very unhappy if Mc Laurin could Justly charge me with prescribing physic, for him which I myself .am unwilling to take," added He? set ator. He explained, however, that tba recent South Carolina slate convention of his party had adopted a resolution in favor of the repeal bili. National Wave Of Intense Heat (By Associated Press ) Washington. June it.-Intense heat that caused suffering in densely pop ulated districts continued (oday throughout. Hint part of the country between the Missouri valley and the Alleghany mountains, yesterday's high records being eclipsed at many places. Chicago's temperature rose from <)2 Monday to ?fi today while in Springfield, 111., the mercury soared to 100. Other points throughout the mid dle west sweltered under similar con ditions, Memphis having an official temperature of 96 Nashville 98 and Louisville 96. At Wythevllle In South, west Virginia the record June temper ature of 92 waa equalled. .Atlantic const cities escaped' the heat wave bacaiiBe of cooling winds. In Washington the temperature drop ped from 96 Monday to 74 today. The weather bureau predicted warm weather in the .middle West with ris ing temperatures all along tho Atlan tic coast tomorrow. v. ,-. .?..,* '.- . .j*V>> '' REBEL STAND DOUBTFUL YET CARRANZA'S EXPECTED MES SAGE WILL DETERMINE ATTITUDE ARMS ARE PUZZLING The Shipment of Ammunition Into Mexico Continues To Excite Official Washington (Hy Associated Press.) Washington, June ?I. livery in-ii'-.i t ion in Washington today pointed le some form ot . on-li??ioi' i'i-t parliei. ration in Hie Niagara Falls m?diation conference t aiding towan! thc setHe ment of international differences ,if ftcling tho Huerta government a.- w il as th*- international troti.ii*-? m Mc.\ ico. lt was expected that the deli ul te position of Carranga would he com municated to Niagara Kails before many hours. Senor Rafael Ztibaruu. Carrnuzu's Rgent here, however, announced late tonight (Hut again be had been unsuc eessful in his efforts to gel into di rect telegraphic communication with (.merni Cmranxii al Saltillo and as a result il was- probable that i.o word from tin- lirst chief in regard te the mediation negotiations would le receive?! before tomorrow. Some of the constitutionalists here in touch with their leader, insisted to night that Carranza would not cnn sent to an armistice. They suit: lu wc ?rd agree to the p -e piopo-ah as liiey relate to establishment of a provisional government perming a r'en? ral election, provided represen tation is pi ven in tlie provision1; I gov ernment to the constitutionalist-.-. Should ^Carranza recuse a <-ssaum o? hostilities, ittsoenud Improbable here that bia representatives would he received in the ihediatian conference. Whilp the meili.jlar-- and Mu\lca:i delegates ?? were' deli berating today on peace plans formulated by the Wash ington government, Presided" Wilson, Secretary Bryan and.-.-John Lind, who represents tho State deportment in negotiations willi Carran/.i'.- repr< sen tatives tieie conferred. Later Sc-re tnry Bryan declared that hi tn tin president and himself were hoprfu! of constitutionalist participation in ul timate plans for peace In Mexico. lt was learned that some feati r;-1 proposed by the administration h -re. which differed from Hie pe.iec \plan originally submitted by th" ni r??.,\>rs and the plans of the I limita uimniis blcners, related to treata'cm i-f :.!.? constitutionalists. The subject of ammunition from the Cnited States for thc constitutionalists continued a mutter of official concern. Cabinet directions resulted in an order from Seceretary Redfield io hold up a enrgo of ummunition enroutc to Gal veston aboard the Morgan Line steam ship Kl Sud for transhipment So M<*xi co. Constitutionalist leaders were sur prised lo learn of this action, but HM y were pleased to learn there had bei -i no interference with the loading of the Hnniberg-Ameriean Steamsnip Arcadia at Haltimore. This ship took an $10, (.00 worth of ammunition ','ollslgJi"d to Hamburg, but tlie Baltimore collector reported that he regarded the clear ance as a Rubterfuge. The Ward Liner Antlllu fro u New York with her cargo of ammunition for Carrnaza is due at Tampico tomorrow Huerte. having suspended the stock ade of the port and his gunboats hav ing returned toward Cnerto. Mexico, some officials expressed the opinion, (hat her cargo would not be interfer ed with. Officials of the steamship line said today that nothing would prevent the dis.-hurge of the Alidia's carce except instruction* from Wash ington. The Japanese minister to Mexico, whoso continued absence from the enn ital had given risc to some apprehen sion, was reported today to be safe and well. ('liarles Thomas, an American about whom Inquiries have been mad??, was reported us safe at Atchoacun. Mr. Zubaran denied "Intimations" that the delay of the Constitutionalist government In making known Its atti tude toward mediation was a mere effort to gain lime. He declared that upon receiving advices from Carran za he immediately would transmit the Constitutionalists' views to the me diators. GENERAL CARR ELECTED Raleigh, N. C., June 9.-M rh. Daisy McLaurin Slovens, of Mississippi, president general of the United Daughter? of the Confederacy, receiv ed a tremendous ovation when she addressed the North Carolina divis ion of the Confederate veterans In re union here. The first session this afternoon re sulted in thc* reelection of General Julian S. Carr as division commander and the four brigade commanders previously serving. TILLMAN SPOKE Ol CANAL TOLLS SOUTH CAROLINA SENATOR TO VOTE AGAINST RE PEAL OF EXEMPTION PARTY CONSISTENT I Urged That Administration Should Hew to Lines of Big Policy of Democracy (By Associated Cress) Washington, June II.- Senator lien lt. Tillman ol South Carolina today spoke on lite canal tolls question as follows: "Mr. President in considering this question of tolls, there arc many as pects, some of them startling und al most ludicrous. The d?mocratie pint - tonn de? lares we favor exemption from tolls of American ships. This is plain, explicit, and easily jiudrcstood. The net 'for opi ning, maintenance, protection and operation of the Pan ama canal, and sanitation and govern ment <>f (he Canal Zone,' approved August l-'4th. MM 1! has this provision: "No toll'; sholl he levied upon ships engaged in the coastwise I rad?! of the United stales." "This enactment simply makes into law what the party had demanded at Baltimore end the democrats who voted for it thought they wert' follow ing the platform of the party. Thc hill we ure considering repeals this provision absolutely; and Iii?! presi dent asks us to pass it on the ground that it is a subsidy, and therefore con trary to lime-honored democratic prin cipes. Ile ?aid I hat lt 'constitutes u mistaken economic policy from every point of view.' "Tlie plank in the platform aboui tlie merchant marine reads as follows: "We believe in fostering by constitu tional regulation of commerce, tlie growth of a merchant marine, which shall develop and strengthen the com mercial ties which bind us to our sis ter republics of the south, but without imposing additional burdens' upon the people, and without bounties or subsi dies from the public treasury." "This language, too, is plain and ex plicit ; but to some minds, why the ideas are inconsistent and destroy each other is hard io sec. We alone built the canal and have spent four hundred millions of dollars in its con struction; and many people feel that on?- country ought to g?'t all thc bene fit possible ?"rom it for its citizens. Th?* canal, broadly speaking, is merely an extension of our coastline by Join ing th?' two oceans together. Why I exact tolls from our citizens for pass ing through it then? The only argu ment why Ameriean ships going through the eulin] should puy tolls like ships of other nations is eiilier because of our treaty obligations, or because ali tin- people cannot enjoy the benefit." alike. In the very nature of things all thc taxpayers In the United State;; cannot enjoy the same privilege in regard lo the canal as those owning ships do. lt was a nn tional enterprise, undertaken primari ly on account of the United Slates navy. The leson presented by the long anil dangerous voyage of the Ore gon from our western coast around Cape Horn during th?' Spanish-Ameri can war. only arriving just in time to participate in the hattie of Santi ago, had much to do with hurrying up the construction of. the canal. It required the united efforts of all the people of the country to furnish tho money to carry on this gigantic work to a success. But for its national importance, it would not have been undertaken by the government alone. The upkeep of the canal will require a deal of money, to say nothing of guarding it. lt viii be many yenrs before money received from lolls will come near equalling the expense ta maintain the canal ami provide a sinking fund. Whether the remission of tolls would be a subsidy or not ls not worth while to argue. If we remit the loll entirely to our coastwise ships those owning them would get the bene fit of (he nation's bounty and have the enjoyment of special favors, which in the very nature of tilings all the people cannot have. This is thc p??i icy of republican protection and the democracy has declared that policy to bo"*V?bbery." "We bear much about a shipping trust, but the most complete mono poly in the United States nt this time ls our-coaatwtae trade. Not a passen ger or o pound of freight can be car ried from one port to another in tho United States except In tfn American built ship. Our navigation laws need mending as much, Indeed more, than this law which we propose to repeal; and I should gladly support an amend ment to allow vessels built abroad and purchased by our citizens to obtain American registry, and enter Into our coastwise trade. We created the shipping trust by this favoritism. If our people can buy Just as good ships as wo can have built at home, far cheaper, why riot allow them to do it? (Continued on page 3.) A SPLEND?l CLE'MSC ! VEILED PROPHETS ELECTED OFFICERS I Barbecue Served In Field cf Cot ton Feature At Rich mond UL Associated Press > I 'li hliuiliil. Va . .lone ?. Al ?I- llr.-it business session he-re imlay, the Sn preine council <>i the Mys?te Order ol i Veiled Prophet* of the Ihtchanlou I Realm elected ollicersi lor (he -ti-uiiw. j;-ar and selected Cul lalo. N. > .. as Mn1 P.i|."i con ? "nt ion eily. The new oillceis are ns follows. limes! L Volgetiau. Iliiffalo. N V . grand iiiomirch; W. ll. Snyder. tChnire, i.V. V. Deputy tr.md monarch; Wil liam .1. fro s Hersey City, grand cliief justice; I K. Thompson. Worcester. ! Ma:;... |rraiid inflater of ceremonies; I Charles \. Colton. Rochester. X. V.. I grand Ireasnrer; Sydnej H. Smith, J l-Iuii'.Ilton, .v. v.. grand secretary; Hen ry Pears. Cleveland. Ohio, grand keep er of archives; Kdward S. Schmidt. Washington. I>. <'.. grand orator: \. II. 11 ut son. Columlms, Ohio, grand capta ip or guard: .1. !\. Seahright. Pittsburgh. I':'. . grand standard hear er; l> K. Coo- ?"..ll River. Me;-, gland marshal; ('liarles V. Wurdwell, Rome, X V., grand alchemist; K Ciaig Pelonze. Richmond, grand steward. There arc- ??holli I thousand dele gates in attendance ?ind trey took part In II spectacular burloiuie parade early in the evening winding up nt Ihc \<-a demy of M Hush- where, in secret > cr - moulai session, seventy candidates were initiated. There was a barbecue at one of (hu local parks emly in thu afternoon, served in a setting made to represent a typical Southern cot toi. held. This was followed hy n compe titive drill on the grounds of the St.ile capitol for the gold hiving cup. Alter Hie cen menial session tonight (here were "open ?ouse" sessions and rool garden parties at the principal hotels. . REPORI~?^V5RS JUDGE ll. SPEER Surmise of Action cf the House Committee on Georgia Man (Hy Associated Press.) Washington, .lune 9.-Two reports. lt is understood today, will lc sub mited lo thc House judiciary commit tee by the sub-coninilllce whh h In vestigated charges of misconduct against Emory' Speer. United Stales district Judge for the Southern district of Georgia, bul neither of them, ac cording lo those iu close touch with the case, will recommend Impeach ment. The majority report will lie signed hy Repr?sentant? Webb, of Xort.i Carolina, and Pltzhenry of Il linois. ?ind while it is expected lo hold that tl e evidence as a whole does not warrant Impeachment, will con tain, i' 's said, detailed criticism i f certain .leged nets of Judgi Speer. Tin? minority repor? will be presented hy Representative Volstead of Min nesota, and probably v.'IU recan? . mend without comment, Huit th' pro ceedings ho dismissed. The representatives are expected to be submited to the judien.ir commit tee on Thursday next, ?mi quick ac tion is expected, KO that Hie recom mendations ot the full comm ti ee wMI come he.'ore the House lil* thia wooK and he finally disposed of ai the pres ent session. Repr?sent?t i "es Webb and l-'ilvheii ry today conferred .ig iin ou r I heir report, which, it is K.ihl. w'tl take fn charge in detail .tad cmhodv L?O'1 pages ol' I cst Inion*, and nr.riy SOO pages of comment. , NFNATOR ALAN JOHNSTONE Irreildent of the Hoard of Trustees of Clemson College. t ? '. . ) DAY >N COLLEGE COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES TUESDAY ATTRACTED MANY A GREAT ADDRESS The Class of Graduates This Year Is Notable From the Number Taking Agriculture (Hy V.. W. Smoak.) The oighleenib annual commence ! nienl ol Clemson college eu me tn a I brilliant close yesterday, n wac free-, ly si ?ii ?-ti by Pt nsidi ul Higgs ami those in position lo judge thal (hts bas been Hie most siiccesslul conn ...iCllient exerciri ever conducted hy ibu col lege. The uttcitdutiec 01 ...<. ..'.u.uui ot I lie in: I lt ul ion Jin; been a record breaker, as lias been the great crowds of visitors. The Kreut est humor pre vailed during Hie commencement ami I nothing occurred lo mar the pleasure of the occasion. There lias been no accident not incident connected with the pre. . nee ol' the great crowd , taut, i will iii Hie least he regarded as re I prehem-iblc. j The work nf Hie college for the year i jin t clos ?I has been o' the highest 'oilier. Tlie ollicers and teachers have . glyeii tie ir beal to make Hie year a .signal success, und their efforts have 'been seconded by the student body. .As Col. Alan Johnstone remarked, tlie ?inemiiers of tee graduating class have, kepi Hu- tali h and have done their lie: : io maintain Hie rule? ami esprit ide corps of Hie institution. Tlie same lean lie said of the members of the 'other elas>:es. I The eriiiei.'iu lias been mude that . Clemson college while purporting lo . be an agricultural college, hus been 'turning out more graduates for the I other proles: ions than that of agricul ture. Such criticism, if over correct, ?cannot be made ol' the present elusu. I Ot Hie VS members io receive dtplo jnias yesterday, 12 of them were grad I mites of the course lu agriculture, ?while :'T ol them took the courte In mechanical and electrical engineer ing. - Five graduated in civil engl nnuio|d|p p.iAia.i.u Jtioj pun 3UJJUOU in the textll<> course.' Yesterday's I'rogarm. The program for the day began at 10:30 yesterday morning with music by the cadet hand. Alter a selection lind 1.II : 'di n d and the opening In vocation pi 'ounced, President Riggs \ ho presiden over Hie exercises, in troduced President W. O. Thomson. I). I)., l-l.. I)., of the nillo Slate Uni versity, wini for nearly an hour held his audience under tho spell of his fervid oratory. Senior Class Speakers. Al the conclusion of Dr. Thomp son's address Hie senior class speak ers wire introduced. These young gentlemen ute both gifted in (he arlu of the speaker and their addresses bhowed careful preparation and were logical and forceful in reasoning. Willi the confidence in themselves of much older und mort! experienced or ators, these young gentlemen were en tirely unabashed as they faced the large audience. The subject chosen by Cadet R. A. Hoyd, of Abbeville was "Why Pover ty Prevails Amid the Greatest Abun dance.' That of ?'adel T. C. Haddon of Greenwood county was "Awakened Youl li is tho Need ol Today." These sp.he$ will be published in full in au early issue of The Intelligen cer. t'llilirniuil Johnstone Speaks. Senator Alan Johnstone, chairman of Hie hoard ot visitors ot" the col lege, congratulated the graduates up on having finished their course in col lege and assured tile fathers and mo thers of these young men that they hu ve kepi Hie faith and have mater ially assisted the otbeers and faculty of the college in carrying out their plans ami Hie purposes of the col lege. Ile bade the candidates to go out in friendly rivalry with the alumni of other institutions feeling Hint they have nothing to fear and harboring no Jealousy. Ile assured them that lie believed thal they were as well equipped as any graduates nf any oilier college or university to meet tho conditions existing in this State or tn the nation. "The Board of Trastees will walch with pride the progress made by the members of this graduat ing chus." said Mr. Johnstone. Ho told them they had but to g forward, following the examples ot their fa thers, resting assured that heir re ward will be ample and sufficient. Diplomas Presented. , At the conclusion of Chairman John stone's address, the graduating class were called upon the stage anti given their diplomas by President Riggs. As each nan;? was called th?i audience applauded and at he conclusion tho satisfaction and pleasure of the au dience was "xpresHt rt by continued ap - plause. Flowers and presents wore showered upon the graduates. Medals Presented. Among the most pleasant events of the day was the delivery of tho Trus tees' and Norris' medals to tho win ners. The Trustees' medal for the hesi speaker from the literary so cieties was won by Cadet Audley Hog man Ward, one of the Palmetto liter ary society, and presented in a neat ( Continued on Page Four)