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TIIH M MH.it \s \ii liu\\. l .lut ltslicd April, 1850. llVe Just aud not-let all tb* euds Thou Aims t at be thy Country's, Thy God's and Truth's." THE TRUE
Consolidated Aug. 3,1881.
< OKllt t Is Pill MI>T VI As TO
4 \i s?; or ihm.; PANIC
iN'fiMH-rutk Nomlncv Miowm Panic
Started llefore Clcvcluud I leva mo
PrrnUbMit mihI Keg ret s Prc-?eiit
? hief KxevutHe "Ha?* Not Head
111st or > of V lilted stau*"?Kuys
Tuft's Statement made In Igaor
Newark. \. J . Oct. 29.?Qov. Wood
row Wilson, in three speeches tilled
with aatlrlcal attacks on his oppon?
ents, emphaslied In North New Jer*
sey tonight that he w is not a believer
in free trade and that the Democratic
party did not Intend to disturb legi?
timate business or the prosperity of
the country if put Into power.
The Democratic Presidential nomi?
nee declared those of his opponents
who constantly asked him to define
his p??sltion on the tariff "could not
resd the English language."
He said he had repeated time and
again In his speeches Ms policy of cut?
ting out of the tariff merely the spe?
cial privileges lodged in it. "No
thoughtful Democrat," he added, "had
advocated free trade."
To President Taft s statement pub?
lished today with regard to the panic
of the early nine lea. Governor Wilson
made an extended reply, drat at Moni
Clalr, where he addressed a big auui
agee. and agsln *t Newark, where he
spoke tonight. He said It was wrong
to attribute that panic to the tariff
l^gl-dation ' because the panic started
before the tariff hd' was enacted."
He attributed the pini- to Republican
currency legislation.
I find I am Inviteo *. 1 ret;,ro to my
old occupation." said the Governor.
"1 used b> ???? i ' o h< r of history and
1 And It necessary to teach it some
more. I And myself abashed In facing
the necessity of teaching it to the
President of the United States,
"And whei the President of the
I'nlted States makes himself respon?
sible for ihe statement that the panic
of ilta was due to a tariff bill that
cams a year afterward and came be?
en air. CU?M?land'fl administra?
tion. 1 can only et^ress my deep re
fret that the President of the I'nlted
States has not read the history of the
I'nlted States.
"Any statement that Mr. Taft
makes. I believe to l>e made in hon?
esty, but this staement. if he has
made it. he has made in Ignorance;
because the panic of 1S93 can be
shown to have arisen ?,ut of the cur?
rency legislation of a Government ab?
solutely controlled by the RopobliCSS
party. The panic of Iff] was on its
way before Mr. Cleveland became
President, and it matured mert'y in
the nrst part of his administration
and would have been stopped If the
S? fiate of the Cnited States ha 1 yield?
ed more prompth to the advices of
the administration
' It is unworthy g| men in puldic
life to mislead the public thought af
t*r such s fashion, but I don't doubt
the verdict ..n the 6th of November.
"1 don't limit my rtei bs the Dam?
??cratlc partv 1 look through the
Democratic party to the destinies of
the Panted states, and if the In mo
cratlc party does ggf SSTVS you after
you have tried it. reject |t and I will
join you in rejecting it "
The Governoi declared that the
progrimme (.f tl.ther two partes
were programmes of post poncmemV
"One of the evidence* of the weak?
ness of the regular Kepuidi? an p ?rty,"
h% said, "is Ita mlsstaterm uts ,md
msnlfestattons of gggpgtf ag the !.ill
boards They say Governor V'llsnn
does not sufficiently detlne his posi?
tion on the tariff. All we ha\e to do
to know Govern? r Wilson's position on
the tariff h If hi Sjbft to read the
Kngllsh language. In almost every
spe. . f, i have defined my exact posi?
tion. I made It clear in a speech In
Philadelphia last night and >?t one of
the papers thin morning In Philadel?
phia snnounced that I had dsclsred
for fre? trade.
' For those who are curious or can
not resd English I will explgJa my
v lews again.
"In the first place. 1 have not In Ifd
S single thoughtful Demoornl declare
for free trade 1 have heard ? very
l?emorratle declare for a policy of go?
ing through all the s< heduh s of the
tariff and finding all the Illegitim ite
concealed privileges and cutting e.cry
oro- gd them out. leaving absoletely
aafw every sound and healthful f I br?
of Amerl' an gggfg Mg,"
The Governor said the Deinoe kti
party's programme was one by which
America would "ha llbst itod SOt thV
h i rr ism. d '
"If crisis aSSJtSa" he added, ' if pan?
ic comes on top of that they can cotue
Bgg] through those w ho, to our In
company Foit POWER TO
IH N Pl'.MPs At.ltl.FJ>
Mr. f. W, Rotatjo? <?f Charlotte
IMsvttss s City Manuel's Joh with
City Council?liOtlors Applylug fbff
Position Hcud?No Action Taken by
i ouncil.
City Council met Tuesday night in
a special session for the purpose of
discussing with Mr. P. W. Robertson,
I DtvU engineer of Charlotte, the po?
sition of City Manager for Sunder* He
came at the invitation of council und
was taken over the city during the
day. At the council meeting the mat?
ter was talked over informally with a
\ i? w of the employment of Mr. Rob?
ertson as City Manager, the duties of
the ottice being discussed, but action
in .he matter was deferred to some
later date.
A number of letters written to City
Council through Mr. A. V. Snell, Sec?
retary of the Chamber of Commerce,
wet, read, but gong Of them were fa?
vorably considered. In some of the
biters the port let applied for the po?
sition, others simply sought informa?
Mr. K. 11. Moses was present by in?
vitation to talk over the matter of
fornisbing electricity to run the
pumns at the pumping station. This
matter hail been discussed on sev?
eral previous occasions, but no action
ha i been taken. At the last meeting
of Council, an offer waa made the
Banter Lighting Company by Coun?
cil to close a contract presided the
electricity was furnished at one and
three-quarter cents per kilowatt. All
other details pf the contract hail b04 n
settled. Mr Moses Tuesday night
stated that his company could fur?
nish the current at 2 cents per kilo?
watt. The terms of the contract were
finally setled on by compromise, Mr.
Moses offering to let the city have
the electricity at one and sever
eighths cents per kilowat and Coun?
cil agreeing to close the contract at
thl? price.
Dreadnought Named for This State
Will In* Antony the Craft in Harbor
I hi ling Fit *et Week.
Washington. Oct. ? Mayor Grace
i i Charleston and ? committee rep
rest nting the citizens of that place
Wen laid today by Bookman W in?
throp, aeeletnnl secretary of the navy,
on whom they called, that the second
and third divisions of the Atlantic
tb et would be permitted to visit Char?
leston November it to ^:i. which week
the city will make one of celebra?
tion in honor of the Meet.
In the tWO divisions are the bat
tbship Louisiana. Kansas, New
Hampshire, BoOtb Carolina, Vermont,
New Jersey, Georgia, Nebraska,
Rhodf Island and Virginia. Uear
Admirals Uehof ami Wlnalow are in
The delegation also called to ggf
President Taft, and an invitation was
extended him to visit Charleston on
the occasion Just mentioned. The
president eipreased hli regrets, say
lag in would bg busy at the time pre*
p.ning his annual message to con?
The (.rceiuille Comity I an.
Greenville. < ?ct. 21. - The Green?
ville cunts Agricultural fair, held
yesterday under auspices, of the board
of trade iti tin Kxamee Bullding, waa
a eonsplCUOUS SUCCeSS Thousands of
; S/Otf attracted by the Splendid
eihlhlta The poultry was In coo pi
sad the pork on In cages lining m< -
Bee Avenue for a block or more.
The fair was a novel oghlbitlon In
many Waya There was no admis?
sion cha'g--. no entry fee for exhibits;
it was held onl> one day, beginning
with a parade headed by the city
Ante pt rii. . ontrol the credit of Amer
cia. h i r.ot a prediction of panic
Which tin s make. It is a threat. I
w ml >ou to mark it and WatOtl it as a
threat oi men. who, if they dare, can
shoe they hold the credit of America
III ttietl bands."
In each speech toda) ihs Governor
made plain the interest he has in the
legislative ami Congressional tickets
m n? w Jersey? He ph ided for sup
porl of the |?emo< ratio legislative can
did ites so as to Insure the election to
the United States of William Hughes
Tomorrow In. Wilson will devote to
campaigning In Booth Jersey, where
he win make three speeches
Driver <>r Marder Cur Bald to Hn\e
Made Complete Confeaalon to
\\ hitman.
New York, Oct. 19.?Charles
Beeker, deposed police lieutenant, will
be sentenced tomorrow morning for
the murder Of Herman Kosenthal, the
gambler, Becker Will be brought be?
fore Justice (?off in the criminal courts
building at 10.30 o'clock. He will be
told he must die in the electric chair
in Sing Sing prison. Mrs. Decker will
be present to hear her husband s sen?
tence pronounced.
"I shall certainly be in the court
room." the devoted wife said today,
after leaving her husband behind the
bars in "murderers' row" in the
Tombs. "'I shall go on the train with
my huaband to Sing Sing. I want to
stay at his side as long as possible. I
think it is my duty to do that and
I to be brave as I can."
j The "death house' at Sing sing will
he Beoker'l home beginning not
I later than Sunday, the State plans.
[District Attorney Whitman does not
want the responsibility of the former
J f.eutenant's presence in this city when
j he places the "gunmen" on trial. The
first of them probably will be tried
Monday. Sheriff Harbuvger declares
he will not delay Decker's removal
I from the Tomb-.
The fact that 1 lecker is rather
more prominently in the public eye
than any other convicted murderer
I makes no difference to me," said the
I sheriff today. "He is simply a man
j who has conic under my jurisdiction
through the channels of justice and
Will be treated the same as all oth?
! While State's counsel is said to be
Willing to wait until Saturday before
I taking liecker to Sing Sing, Sheriff
llarburger said he would start with
his prisoner either Thursday or Fri
I day.
The task of the State proSSCUt
I lug the gangsters, "Lefty Louie,"
"Whitey" Lewis. "Gyp the Mood"
land "l>ago Frank?*1 was made less dif
I ticult this afternoon, when William
J Shapiro, driver of the "murder car,"
I made what was purported to be a
j complete confeaalon.
I Shapiro was cloaeted with District
j Attorney Whitman for several hours.
I For days his counsel, Aaron J. Leslie.
I had urged his client to tell all he
j kto-w. Shapiro feared to do so said
j the lawyer, i> ?cause he believed he
j would be killed. With Shapiro's con
I less ion and his testimony on the stand
I against the '"murder crew," all in
Ioorroboratlon of what the state air
j ready knows of the movements of
J Kosenthal s alleged slayers tin- morn
I ing the gambler was killed, District
I Attorney Whitman believes he will
I hSVfl no trouble iti convicting the
I gangsters.
If Shapiro tells a story which will
I help convict his passengers in the
I "murder car" he probably will be
I tried on some less serious charge
I than that of murder.
Mr. Whitman is said to be willing
I to agree to this, but is not prepared
j to grant Shapiro complete immunity.
"lied Phil" Davidson, slayer of
I "Big Jack" Zelig, is expected to plead
Iguilty cither to murder in the second
I degree or to manslaughter when
[brought to trial tomorrow. Mr. Whit
I man, while assured that Dav idson will
J noi force the State to try him. is
I ready to go on with the case, David
I son's counsel, James W. Osborne, it
I is understood, will insist that his
Iclient be allowed to plead to man
I Slaughter Which has 20 years as
I maximum penalty, if the state insists
I on second degree murder as the plea.
I Davidson can he sentenced to life im
I prlsonment,
Aaron J. I<?'vy, Shapiro's counsel.
I tonight confirmed the report that
I Shapiro had confessed ami would take
I the stand against four gangsters.
I "Shapiro told District Attorney
I Whitman this afternoon that the four
I gunmen, who were his passengers'
I were Itoscnthal's murderers," Mr.
ILevy said "Shapiro also Implicated
I'Jack1 Sullivan as Becker's lleu
11. n.ilit."
I lud Shapiro im pi n ate Becker?"
I "Only ?"i hearsay He said he did
I not talk v\ith Becker about the mur
I der, hut he told Mr. Whitman or a
I conversation he overheard among the
I four accused gangsters* a conversa
j Lion Impllt ating Becker in 'ho crime 1
"Did Shapiro implicate Valloti am
j Hcheppa
"Ho did not," said Mr. Levy. "H.
I exonerated them. He said the gangs
I tei begged and pleaded with him t<
Iblame the murder on Vallon ant
I Seh- pDS
riling of Notice of Appeal Will Delay
Former Lieutenant's Death in the
Gasining, N. v., Oct. 30.?Former
Police Lieut. Chas. Becker Ii in the
death house at Sing Sing prison to?
night under sentence to die in the
deetrie chair during the week of De
?ember '? for the murder of the
gambler, Herman Hosenthal.
lie was brought here from New
York today immediately after sen?
tence was pronounced upon him by
Justice OofI in the court room, whore
he was found guilty six days ago.
Becker s execution Will be stayed,
however, by the filing of a notice of
in it lies Becker's only hope of
escape from death His last words
before the gates of the prison were
phut behind him this afternoon were:
I come liefe an innocent man. I
never hail a chance, I was railroaded.
But the light has only begun. 1 ex?
pect a reversal of the verdict and a
new trial."
The condemned man, manacled to
a deputy sheriff, arrived at the prison
at 1.3'J o'clock after a 20 minutes'
walk through the streets of the vil?
lage surrounded by several hundred
persons curious to see him. With
stolid countenance and head erect
liecker withstood the ordeal without
losing his composure.
A W'indow of the warden's office
framed a woman's tear Stained face
as Bec ker marched up the prison
walk, it was that of the convicted
man's wife, who had accompanied
him from New York and had driven
ahead c>f him from the railroad sta?
tion. Keeker waved his hand sadly
and the woman threw a kiss.
An hour later, after the formality
of taking the prisoner s pedigree had
been disposed of. Keeker was in his
deatn cell in solitary confinement and
entered as prisoner No. ?"> 4,4911. Ten
other, condemned murderers occupy
eella/^the death house. Mrs. Becker
was allowed to see her husband
through the Stead screen of his Cell
door before she departed but was for?
bidden entrance. She purposes to
make- he r residence in ( Issintng dur?
ing her husbands confinement and
will he allowed to visit him daily, hut
not to cuter his cell.
kii.i.i.o nit. i:\ri 1.1 :it.
l?g Rattlesnake Blocks Public Road
and Lri Killed bv .1. 1.. Fox.
On Monday afternoon Mr. J. L.
Fox brought into the- city cm- of the
largest rattlesnakes e-\e-r Seen he Te
outside of captivity. Tin- snake
a'as tive feet one Inch long and ac?
cording to Mr., Fox w as at b ast thte.
Inches in diameter in the- middle be?
fore in- was killed and skinned.
Mr. Pox was crossing Mr. J. D.
White's place about two miles south
of the city when he met the rattler
in the road. The snake- gave 1 is
warning rattle and Mr. Fox shot it
with a pistol, later finishing it up w th
a stout stick, lie then skinned ami
stuffed the snake and brought it on
into town for Inspection. He state-d
that he- would preserve the hide and
use it for a belt.
Suicide |>ue to Cigarette*.
Macon, Oa? Oct. 27.?Incessant
smoking of cigarettes was said by
physicians today to have caused the
suicide of I.on l eider. of this city,
this afternoon. Felder, who is a
prominent business man. visited his
parents about ten miles from the city
today. Alt? !' dinner he went to an
adjoining loom and shot himself in
the head. He- was dead when his
net he r reached his side.
Mr. Levy said neither he nor
shapin? made any bargain for im?
munity in return for the confession
ami promise to testify.
"Shapiro was only tin- driver ?>f the
'murch-r car," said the law\e r "Driv?
ing a car i^ tot murder,
"Mr, Whitman had never had any?
thing on Shapiro at any time. He
will never he tried for any crime at
aii much hss murder. Hence- there
is no bargain with the- State-. Shapiro
by his confession has simply clone his
John F. Mclntyre, Becker's cblef
counsel, s ill at his hom?'. suffering
from nervous breakdown, ami it was
said tonight that Bei ker has planned
to ca t new e on-e|.
The possible m w lawyers mention?
ed ar< John .1 Qraham, Francis 1.
Welmen ami Louis J Bi ant.
Resolution Was Adopted Which Pro*
\ ides for ? Committee of Five to
Propose I'lan Cor Reorganisation*
Columbia, Oct. 31.?J. Arthur Hanks I
of St. Matthews was re-elected preai- l
dent of the South Carolina Agricul?
tural and Mechanical society at the
annual meeting which was hebj in
the Richland county court house. All .
old officers of the society were re
elected. Tin election followed an ef- j
fort to postpone the election of offi?
cers to an adjourned meeting which
was voted down after much discussion, j
This proposition came before the
society in the form of a resolution of- j
fered by I>. f. Taylor of Columbia,
Which asked for the election of a
committee of five to consider changes
in the constitution and by-laws and
rubs which was to report to an ad?
journed meeting and that election of
officers be postponed until that time.
The r- solution called forth much
discussion and a need of a change in
the rules of the society so as to bring
the fair to more modem and progres?
sive methods were pointed out by a
number of members. That part of
the Taylor resolution calling for the
postponing of the election of officers
was finally voted Slown and the- res?
olution as adopted reads as follows:
"Whereas it is the sense of this
meiting that the State Agricultural
and Mechanical society of South Caro?
lina has not kepi pace with the past
and present development of the agri?
culture in South Carolina, and it is
believed that the uaefulnesi of this so?
ciety can be greatly increased by re?
organization and revision of the con?
stitution and by-laws to such an extent
as will permit of the adoption of mod?
ern and progressive methods in the
conducting of the affairs of the so?
?'Now therefore be it resolved,
That a committee of five members of
the society he elected from the floor
of this meeting to look into the con?
stitution., rules and by-laws of the
said society and all mattere connected
with or in anyway affecting the wel?
fare of the society, and that said com?
mittee report its t'uulings and recom?
mendations, together with drafts of
euch amendments and by-laws as it
shall see tit to an adjourned meeting
of the society to be held upon the
call of the president during the corn
"Be it further resolved. That thi?
resolution is not intended to reflect
in anyway on any member or mem?
bers of the society engaged in the
management of the affairs of the so?
ciety at the present time."
The committee sehH ted to carry
out this resolution consists of B. f.
Taylor, chairman; Tom C. Hamer, R.
I. Manning. O, A. Qulgnard, S. J. Bum?
mers it is evident that a general
reorganisation of the whole society
is contemplated in this resolution.
When the election of officers was
reached 1 >r. Lancaster nominated J.
A. Banks, the incumbent, for g>resi
dent and se :onds came from all parts
of the hall, the nomination being re
c< ived with cheers. The rules w ere
suspended, and the election made by
acclamation President Hanks, in re?
suming the chair, made an appro?
priate expression of his appreciation.
ah of the other oUlcers were re
elected by acclamation except the as?
sistant secretary. The incumbent, T.
a. Heise. and Crown Hyat were
placed in nomination and Mr. Heise
was relected by a vote of HCl to 28.
The officers relected were: J, M.
Cantey, secretary; D. Q. Ellison, treas?
urer; J, l> \V. Watts, gem ral super?
intendent; Tom c, Hamer, president
pro tem, and the Vice president as
follow s:
s. <;. stoney, First congresslonsl die
tri? t, <'harh Bton.
R, B, Watson, Second congressional
district, Ridge Spring.
T .1. Kinard, Third congressional
district, Ninety-Six.
Jno, i?. W. Watts, Fourth congres?
sional district. 1.aureus.
t. L, Bulow, Fifth congressional dis?
trict, Rldgeway.
i> a. Splvey, sixth congressional
district, Conway,
F. C. McGregor, Seventh congres?
sional district. Columbia.
The following were selected as
members of the executive committee;
C r. Moor,. .,1 Chesterfield, s. T I?.
Lancaster cd' Spartanhurg. B U, Boy
kln of ?oykins, J, if, Wharton of Lau?
ren?, Toni <\ M inor of Bennettsville,
s j. Summers of Calhoun, R i Man
no,:: of Sumter, Richard singleton of
tcton, l. J, Browning of Union, i{ F.
Taylor of Columbia, I*, r Find of
Lexington, B, Harris ??! Pendieton, B.
? ?linrnt in Pedl?eal Life and Lead?
er in LowSjy House of Congress for
Utiea, N. Y., Oct. SI.?After a long
illness Vice President James S. Sher?
man died at his home in this city at
9.42 o'clock of uremic poison, caused
by bright's disease.
He had been .sinking since early
morning and it was rea^Nt that death
was only a question Atw hours.
There was a slight' 0 /Shortly after
7 o'tlock, cause ^ / apparent im?
provement in tv edition of the kid
/ 9 y
neys, but it d /prove real or last
ing and at only temporary
hope. A* C >6ek the patient's tem?
pt ratur y Ao 106.
Fro .. time his condition rapidly
bee ?rfje until the end.
aerman was unconscious when
tK .id came and had been in that
condition for an hour. All the mem?
bers of the immediate family were
witnesses to the final scene.
Chairman Hille?. Calls Meeting of Na?
tional Committee to Pick Candidate
for Vice President.
New York, Oct. 31.?Chairman
Chas. D. Hilles of the Republican
national committee shortly before 1
o'clock this morning announced that
he called a meeting of the national
committee for November 12 in Chi?
cago to select a successor to the late
James S. Sherman as the Republican
candidate for vice president.
T\ will not be necessary to make
any change In the ballots already
printed for November as cast directly
for the vice president. Electors are
? diesen to cast the ballots of their con?
stituents for candidates for president
and vice president and while there *
is a moral obligation resting on those *
electors to support thu nominee of the
party, the instructions are merely di?
rectory and-n<A raandatory. %*
The death of Mr. Sherman Will
course, relieve .hem, if elected, from
the moral obligation to vote for him.
As it is a party matter and the gov?
erning body in t ie party is the Re?
publican national committee it will be
proper function of thai committee to
j recommend to them a candidate for
vice president to be voted for by them.
It would be essential to have con
eerted action in either of two con?
tingencies?tirst if the Republican
ticket is successful and second if the
election is to be thrown into the
The Baker Infirmary Sold. I
The lot and b'dlding formerly used
by Hr. S. c. Faker have been sold to
Mr. Kdward McCallum. The lot
faces IH feet on Hampton avenue and
has a depth of 90 feet. The building
has 11 rooms and will be much im?
proved in the near future. The pur?
chase price was $6,000. Hampton
avenue dirt is coming to the front.
P. Cross of cluster. J. N. Kirvin of
Darlington. These with the officers
and past presidents enf the fair con?
stitute the executive committee.
President banks in his report ro
ferred to the erection of the new steel
building, of the difficulties which had
to he overcome, ed the' assistant -? lent
by the fair in securing the National
Corn exposition, and said: "We -ire
in the* mielst of DIM of our best fairs
and i have- been much pleased t< note
the marked Improvement In our agri?
cultural exhibits which we- are mak?
ing spt clal efforts to encourage, The
changes constantly taking place In the
agricultural ami Industrial life- ?-f e?ur
State appear to make* necessary some
changi In our me thods and i would
recommend the selection of ? special
committe e' to study conditions sad re?
port it our February meeting such
changes in our rcb-s as they deem ael
elsable." The president thanked the
members for t' e r ? . operation, ami as
sista nee.
The secretarj was Instructed to re*
quest tin- secretaries <>f the various
county fairs to hold the ir fans prior
to the state- fair and to send as many
of their exhibits to the state- lair as
\ committee was appointed to draft
resolutions on the death of R. P.
Hamer and report at the* February
m??tme Mr. Hamer was i valued
and useful member Of the fair society
and was st one time* president.
Sevei il new members were elected
and the meeting was adjournd. There
w< re a large number of the members
iti attendance and much interest was
manifested in the meeting.

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