OCR Interpretation

The watchman and southron. (Sumter, S.C.) 1881-1930, November 16, 1912, Image 1

Image and text provided by University of South Carolina; Columbia, SC

Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn93067846/1912-11-16/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

otchman <roo
THK SIMTKK WATCHMAN, fetAbllxhcU April, 1850.
'Bo Jost and Poor not?Let oil toe ends T%om Alms t at bo thy C ountry's, Thy God's and Truth's.'
THE 1_UJE SOUTHRON, Established Jane, j
Consolidated Au*. 3,1881.
win AtUoiplK suicide? However.
11.iml Prove* Leas K.ffo<tl>c Wlicti
Turned Against Illing If 1 .Iberal*
Hold Pome* i
? i
Madrid. Nov. I a'.?Jose Canalejas Y.
Msnfles. the prim** minister whom
^p? n has regarded as one of the
grsatent of her statesmen, was shot
and killed today by a young an?
archist named Manuel Pardinas. The
assassin attempted suicide and it was
st first thought that he was dead, but
when he had been carried to the hos?
pital he was found to be living.
No event since the throwing of the
bomb at the carriage of King Alfonso
May 31. 1?0?, while the king was re?
turning from }he church after his
marriage, has caused such a general
consternation and s ich public sympa?
thy i
8o far as can be learned at pros
eat, the assassination seems to be In
no way part of a widespread political
plot or revolutionary movement, l"f
an Isolated ctlme f< r which the exact
motive* remain oba< ure. The assassin,
who was of span i*i birth, came re- i
cently from ?uenoi. Aires by way <>
Paris. Practically nothing Is know a
. about him. i
The king has appointed the foreign
minister. Marqulf Manual Oarcla
Prleto. as premler pro tempore, and
the Liberal government, which Senor
Canalejas conducted for several vurs,
remains In power. i
After a meeting of the cablt et It
was announced thai Gen. Weyler, cap
tain general of Catalonia and once \
commander-ln-chlef of the Spanish
forces In Cuba or Count Romances
might be appointed permanent pre?
^ Canalejas was shot In the hack
three times as he was walking to the
ministry of the Interior. He hud
>pped to glance Into the window of
< ? <? I
Win \Iso Cnt Hat
Now Tork American.
The Greenwich Equal Franchise
leagus. which Is composed of women
of high social degree, has pledged
more thsn $1,000 towards the sup?
port of woman suffrage work in the
Connecticut legislature. And the wo?
men are not going to ask their hus
bande for money either. They will
shorten their allonwance for hats and
silk stockings and do without choco
Mrs. Ernest Thompson Setan. Miss
i*j r.-itna Roes. Mr*. K. O. Parker, Miss
E *o- Tlemann. Mrs. Kwlng. Mrs. E.
P. Williams. MIm? Mary Ely. the Misses
Connor. Mra E. C. Ray and Mrs. A.
U Richardson ar? among those who
III forego luiuriee.
Taft Would lla*c I'rvddent-clcvt At
White House.
( -
Washington. Nov 12.?President
Taft Intimated to friends today he
would Ilk* to entertain President-elect
and Mrs. W11 son at the white house
?ome time before Mar. h I Invita?
tions have not been Issued to the
president-elect and no date for the
proponed vi-it bis t..n set. l.ut the
president expressed a desire to en?
tertain Mr. Wilson t?ef.oe he assumes
ch ir k'? of t he eaot etlve osnoi
I \? Ks I \\<? \ <)| I s.
loeotne Tax \M.emlmeiit Very Near
Washington. Nov. || Ju-d a y ? a ?
late, the SI ? r .? <|ep trt II: 'lit t-.-liV |e
eoftrod the roejnlred legal not los of the
approval .by the Stat. of Ohio of the
proposed constitutional income tax
amendment Two affirmativ? rotCO OFC
yet rejSJSJiffOd to afford the t h i ? .
fourths vote preserllxd by the consti?
tution to seeurt- the adoption of the
amendment with ten Htate* yet to be
be ir<l from.
s\\ \n\ mi MBJI < Ti PLAN,
lArge ?Injorltv laSSShM the < omiiil
?Ion Form of t.overntueiit
Savannah, Ga.. N"\ 1Sa\a?w.tli
voters dc< lde<j against the comntn
slno plan "f government toessj ??>? giv?
ing a majority nf against it out
of 4.507 votes cast. The balloting
was on* sided from the start. The n -
sjbjJi pfatsaaty means a bitter light for
the mayoralty ?t the next elOOtlog
with Fapt. It J. I'avunt opposing
liavor George W. Tledmah" again.
Powers at l.a-t Have Reached Agree?
ment, hui Mediation Im Thought to
he I'liiioersaury.
London No . . 11.?The Turkish gov?
ernment, on tae advice of Russia, has
instructed Nai'.im Pasha, the Turkish
commander-ln-chief, to apply to the
Itulgarian commander for an eight
da\s armistiee with a view to open?
ing direct negotiations for peace In
UM Turkish-Balkan war.
The decision seems to show that
Turkey has little hope of b?ing able |
to hold the Tchatalja lined protecting
Constantinople against the Bulgarian
advance. There is no news yet, how?
ever, as to how the Bulgarian com?
mander met the Turkish request.
The situat.'on at the front, owing
to the paucity of the news allowed to
Hlter through from either side, is very
Clearly there has been heavy light?
ing; November 12 Constantinople re?
ported that numerous wounded were
arriving from the front and the al?
most invariably accurate Vienna
Relchnpost corespondent has report?
ed the capture of positions by the Bul?
garians In the neighborhood of the
Tchatalja lines. The same correspond?
ent now says that the main attack on
Tchatalja has been deylayed two days
by rain.
The powers at last have arrived at
some kind of an agreement with re?
spect to mediation. It is assumed,
however, that now the porte has open?
ed negotiations with Bulgaria, Eu?
ropean intervention will not be
I The diplomatic situation is easier
I rt the French premier, M. Polncalre,
In an important speech del'vered ut
Baris tonight did not speak too hope?
fully and proof th?t all danger is
not passed is seen in the ominous re?
ports from Austria and Russia of un?
usual troop movements and mobiliza?
tion in Russia's western provinces.
^ Mr. Poincaire declared it to be es?
sential that Europe should advance no
pretences on the fruits of the allies'
I Ictory and he expressed the fervent
belief that It would be Impossible that
the Balkan difficulties could lead to a
general European war.
The report that the Servians have
reached l)uraz:o is not confirmed and
no news has been received from other
Serious Internal difficulties are de?
veloping in Constantinople and the
government has taken strong action
In arresting the Young Turk leaders.
lliilgarla Making <?ood Progress Along
Tchatalja Lines.
Vienna. Nov. 13.?The main Bul?
garian attack on the Turkish forts
along the lines of Tchatalja is now
progressing favorably after being de?
layed for two days because of the dif?
ficulty of transport, as the heavy rain,
according to the correspondent of Th ?
Reichspost at Bulgarian headquarters.
The Turks, he says, have been
driven from their advnnce posts.
The Turkish troops engaged in the
SOftlfg had only a few biscuits to eat.
They treated their officers' commands
t?> advance with indifferent- and only
stirred when the Mussulman priests
Inter rsnesl,
Tuik* Broke Out of Adrianople Rut
Were Repulsed.
S< IIa. Ni v. 13.?A desperate sortie
made by the Turkish garrison of
\? rtanopls yesterday, according to a
h to Th?- M ir Att- r ti\ e hours'
lighting the Turkish troops we.e
driven bach by the Bulgarian he
Seigers The Turks lost heavily.
DojfS Not Intend to In- Brawn Into
Conflict Over Beeiln*s Desire for
\driatie Ports.
ft Petersburg Nov. is, Russin
does riot Intend Is go to wmt ovsr Iho
question of Bervla obtaining ? port on
the Adriatic sea, according to Sergius
isonofT, the Russian prime minister.
Mi Bnsonofl Informed M, Popovlh h,
the SJorvlag minister lore, that this
d? ' Islon had been reached as the re?
sult of conversations between the
German smbessedor lo Russls and
The Novoe Vremya and other news?
papers denounce the Russian govern
saent's policy as one of vaccination
and surrender.
Prem 1st StokOVSOf! expressed the
opinion today that the dispute be
Turns States Evidence and Points Out
"Gjrpt," "l^'fty." "Whltey" and
M0AffO Frank" as Passengers.
N vv York. Nov. 12.?William Sha?
piro, co-defendant of the four alleged
gunmen Indicted as the actual slayers
of the gambler, Herman Hosenthal,
today turned State's evidence.
The trial of the four men charged
with the murder of Herman Hosenthal
moved swiftly today. Within an hour
after court opened, Assistant District
Attorney Moss had completed his jury
address and four witnesses had taken
the stand.
Among these was Dr. Otto Schultz,
who performed the autopsy Dr,
Schultz produced the bullets?now
shapeless bits of lead?widen he had
taken from Hosenthal's brain and
held them up where the defendants
could sec them.
Testifying at the trial of the four
defendants for murder, Shapiro iden
j titled thi quartette?"Lefty Louie,"
"Oyp, the Hlood," "Whitcy" Lewis and
"Dago Frank" Ciroflci?as his pas?
sengers in the murder car which he
drove to the Hotel Metropole where
r.osenthal met his fate. He saw them
get out of the machine, he swore,
heard the shots lired and declared
that when they came back to the
machine they had revolvers in their
"Gyp the Hlood," Shapiro said, had
placed a revolver to his head and or?
dered him to "hurry and drive away."
He had heard "Dago Frank" say, he
testifbl, that Police Lieut. Ohas.
Hecke, bad "lixed the cops." liecker
has since been convicted of instigating
the ( rime on account of fear of Rosen
thai revealing alleged police gambling
Shapiro's appearance as a State
witness was one of the results, ac?
cording to State Attorney Whitman,
of the death of "Big Jack" Zelig.
leader of a gang of East Side thugs, to
which the alleged gunmen belonged.
Snapiro stated on the stand today
that he had heretofore refused to
identify the gunmen through fear of
being killed.
Celebrating Football Victory, Chatta?
nooga LndJ Fry Piro in Theatre.
Chattanooga, NOV. 12.?Students of
the city high school tonight created
a panic in a local theatre during which
a number of persons were slightly
The boys were celebrating a foot?
ball victory and rushing Into the the?
atre they raised the cry of fire. In?
stantly several hundred persons
made a rush for the exits. During the
crush a number of women were
knocked down and bruised. The erowd
was finally quieted by theatre at?
Cotton receipts were 2"i* bales Mon?
day and 14i> Tuesday. The cotton
weighers report that the number of
bales is gradually falling off from
what it was last year, as the season
advances the reet ,?ts being farther
and farther behind.
tween Servia and Austria would be
settled by com promise.
Reduced to DcopoTntlon, Turkey Now
Sends Its Appeal Direct to Chief
Antagonist. .
Constantinople) Nov. IS.?That the
porte has entered into direct negotia?
tions with Bulgaria for an armistice
in the Turkish-Balkan war is confirm?
ed, Kaslm Pasha, the Turkish com
mander-ln-chlef, has received Instruc?
tions to open communication with the
Bulgarian generals and he has sent
an envoj to the Bulgarian headquar?
Tie porte appears reeolved upon
this course, owing, on the one hand,
to the delay ol the p. were In handling
the mediation proposal, and. on the
other hand, to the divergence of views
the proposal has ocaslonod among
the powera The porte, according to
official clr< les |S unwilling to add to
the existing embarrassment of the
it is understood here thai only four
of the powers agreed to submit the
mediation proposal, while two, pre?
sumably Au Irls and Germany, ab?
stalned from participation. Under
thcee circumstances the ports elected
to apply dire, t to the principal bel?
ligerent Bulgaria?and there la rea?
son he||e\e that the s.iue course
will be adopted In the negotiation for
the terms of peaoe
President liases Figures on KciM>rl
of Expert Specially Assigned to
Work and Issues Proclamation Un
der Authority of Canal Act Passed
at Last Session of Congress?Rates
Resigned to Meet Competition of
Suez (anal.
Washington, Nov. 13.?President
Taft tonight issued a proclamation
fixing the rates that the foreign ship?
ping of the world should pay for pas?
sage through the Panama Canal. The
proclamation, made under the author?
ity of the Canal Act, passed by Con?
gress in August, establishes a mer?
chant Vessel rate of $1 20 per net ton
of actual carrying capacity with a re?
duction of 40 per cent on ships in
ballast. The provisions of the procla
maton tire as follows:
"First, on merchant vessels carry
i ing passengers or cargo $1.20 per ves
std ton?each 100 cubic feet?of ac?
tual carrying capacity.
"Second, on vessels in ballast with?
out passengers or cargo, 40 per cent
less than the rate of tolls for vessels
with passenger or cargo.
"Third, upon naval vessels, other
than transport colliers, hospital ships
and supply ships, 50c per displacement
"Fourth, upon army and navy trans?
ports, colliers, hospital ships and sup?
ply ships, $1.20 per net ton, the vessel
to he measured by the same rules as
are employed in determining the net
tonnage of merchant vessels.
"The Secretary of war will prepare
and prescribe such rules for the meas?
urement of vessels and such regula?
tions as may be necessary and proper
to carry this proclamation into full
force and effect."'
American coastwise shipping was
exempted from toll payment by Con?
gress. It was to this provision of
the Act that Great Britain diplomati?
cally protested. No reference to the in?
cident was made in the President's
American naval vessels are exempt?
ed without specific mention, either in
the Act of Congress or the proclama?
tion, because the authorities believed
it unnecessary to explain the useless
ness of payment from its navy depart-^
ment pocket to the one belonging to
the treasury department. The rates
mimed are practically the same as will
be in force at the Suez Canal next
The President based his declaration
of rates upon the report and investi?
gation of Prof. Emory U. Johnson, of
the University of Pennslyvania, an ex?
pert designated for the task by Execu?
tive order.
According to Prof. Johnson's report
also made public tonight the Panama
Canal should he upon a self-sustain?
ing basis in twenty years. It should
compete successfully with the Suez
route for the traffic of Europe with
South American west coast points and
with New Zeland, hut cannot be ex?
pected to compete successfully for
Europe's trade to the far East.
Prof. Johnson figures that the rate
per net ton can be reduced at the end
of ten years to $1. Even with this rate,
which he says probably will corres?
pond closely with the rate that may
then he enforced through the Suez
Canal, the United States will obtain
enough revenue for foreign vessel! to
pay all fixed charges, provide a
sinking fund of one per cent to re.
tile the Panama Canal bonds and still
find a yearly balance.
Tin1 Johnson report shows that a
foreign traffic of about 1?.(?00,000 tons
may be expected through the canal
during the first two years of opera?
tion; that a traffic of mon than 11,
000,000 .tons in 192' and 1 4,000,000
tons in 1925, Prof. Johnson estimat?
ed that an Increase of GO per cent a
decade in tonnage could he expected,
making the canal self-supporting in
twenty years.
Work on The Motel.
The work on the Claremont Hotel
is still Moing on steadily, although
from present appearances the build?
ing will be far from completed by
Thanksgiving Day. All of the tiling
had been placed on the roof and the
plastering of the three upper stories
of the building has been practically
completed, leaving the ground floor
still to be plastered.
Besides the work on the plastering
the workmen are now encaged in put?
ting iti the Mooring in the upper stories
of the building and the facings for
the doors and window ;
Mr. Hugh Delser, of Silver, was In
town Thursday.
Has Decided Whether or Not to Call
Extra Session but Keeps His Plan
Princeton, X. J.. Nov. 13.?Presi?
dent-elect Woodrow Wilson an?
nounced tonight in speaking of the
tariff and the monopoly question that
he purposed to carry out the pledges
he made in his campaign speeches,
to cut special privileges out of tariff
schedules, prevent unfair competition
in business and destroy private mo- |
The president-elect had been asked *
whether the big correspondence he
received after election contained any
inquiries as to his attitude on the tariff
or monopoly problems.
"Most of the letters," replied the
governor, "were of a congratulatory
nature. There are some cabinet sug?
gestions hut nobody seems to think it
necessary to ask questions about the
tariff or the monopolies."
"Do you mean that people take it
for granted you will carry out the
pledges made in your campaign
speeches?" he was asked.
"Yes, they certainly will be carried
out so far as I am concerned."
In his campaign speeches the gov
' ernor often reiterated views that it is
believed will find expression In a call
for an extra session of congress to
consider tho tariff question as well
as other subjects which were issues
in the campaign just closed.
Gov. Wrilson now has in hand a fair
|y complete list of all the men who
have expressed themselves publicly on
the advisability of an extra session. It
is known that the president-elect has
made up his mind on the subject and
i soon will make known his attitude. Ho
is of the idea that the work of tariff
revision can be undertaken without
a series of long investigations.
"There have been investigations in
every congress," remarked the gov?
ernor. "I've studied the problem all
my life. 1 think there is a definite
Idea of what jught to be done.'
While the president-elect is read?
ing assiduously the opinions about an
extra session, he is just as carefully
refraining from looking at the va?
rious speculations which are being
printed as to the probable personnel
of his cabinet. This was revealed in
connection with the visits today of ]
Judge William R. King, Democratic
national commltteeman from Oregon,
and .Lieut. Gen. Nelson A. Miles. IT, S.
A., retiied.
Gov. Wilson said Gen. Miles had
called unexpectedly to pay his re?
spects. The correspondents informed
him that the names of both Gen. Miles
and Judge King had been mentioned
in dispatches from Washington con?
cerning the make-up of his cabinet.
The governor said he did not know of
"I'm fortunate," he said, "in not
reading the speculations so I'm inr.o
cent of any embarrassments*"
The president-elect took a ion?;
walk late in the afternoon. A short,
stout man, apparently Intoxicated,
emerged from the woods and insisted
on shaking hands with the governor.
Ho turned away but reappeared
.hrough a short cut a few mtnutCI
later trying to take Gov. Wilson by
the arm. The secret service men In?
tervened and led him away. He pro?
tested that he meant no harm.
Pet Dog Bites Dozen People at
Lamar and Is Pound to Have Hcen
Lamar. Nov. 1? V pet dog be?
longing to George Spears went mad
I here Saturday and bit at least a dosen
people, mostly children, Saturday and
Sunday. strange to say, no ono
thought the dog had hydrophobia and
no attention was paid to his having
bitten people, The dog was not killed,
i>ut died Tuesday. Being urged by
friends, spears carried the dog's head
to the Pasteur Institute In Columbia
this morning for examination". Word
was telegraphed to Lamar this after?
noon that the dog was unmletakably
Two ,.f ihe children were carried t
Columbia this afternoon for treat?
ment. The men Who Wife bitten Wer?
out of town, but overy effort Is beln
made to locate and warn them. Th,
others who were bitten will probabl)
go to Columbia Th?rs.lay for treat
The basket hall pla\els ;it the V. M
C, A. are rapid!) learning the gam?
and will be in condition to commence
a series of games in the mar future.
Case Hud Lasted One Week und
Thirty-four Witnesses Wore Iauiu
hied?Jury Rond is Ncighbor
hnod Rond und Cnnnot bo Clooon\
but Gives Verdict for Damage*.
After having Conoumod ? whole
Week of court and after thirty-four
witn' .-.ses had been I xannto'd the case
of La, I). Jennings against W. ,S. Le
noir, F. O. Jennings, et al, came to
a close Wednesday night when the
jury [ifter being out for 1 coup! of
hours returned a vert4 n the na?
ture of a compromise . the two
contesting parties *v *
There were t,V 4< Aions which
the jury hudjj* 0/ a in the case.
The first vC WSS. 'Has the
plaintiff v v , to cloye the road
in <iuo . w fo which the jury an
swer The second question
W v .e road in question a neigh
b road?" The jury returned
an . swer of "Yes" to this question.
The third question was: "Is the plain?
tiff entitled to damages against the
defendant?" ar.d "If so, how much?"
To this the jury replied "Yes" and
gave the plaintiff actual damages of
$8.00. This amount of damages was
proved, being the value of the gates
which were torn down. The plaintiff
sued for $1,000 punitive damages.
Mr. L. D. Jennings, the plaintiff
in the case, stated Thursday, when
asked concerning the case, that he
\ had won it, as his contention was
j that he had the right to close the
road permanently, and if not perma
! n< atly that he had the right to have
j the road closed by gates. He would
get out an injunction allowing the
gates to be placed there and prevent?
ing the other parties from removing
them. On the other hand Mr. Clifton,
attorney for the defendant, stated that
his side had won the case, as Mr. Jen
i nings wanted to close the road
permanently, which they were trying
to prevent. They had proved their
contention that it was a neighborhood
road by the verdict of the jury. He
admitted that Mr. Jennings had a
right to place a gate across the road,
if he chose to do so but the gate must
be a statutory one. He would make
a motion asking the court to strike
out the damages of $S^ki awarded by
the jury to Mr. Jennings. Thus it is
seen that each side claims to hare
won the case, which has, because of
its duration and other features con?
nected with it. proved of considerable
interest locally.
The ca.ce was commenced last
Thursday morning and was com?
pleted Wednesday night, lasting, it
will be seen, just one week. During
the trial of the caae there were thirty
four witnesses to testify, twenty-s x for
the plaintiff and eight for the d fend
ant. It Is a case which has lasted
longer than 'any other which has been
tried in the past two yean,
The contention was based on wheth?
er Mr. L. 1?. Jennings had the right t?
permanently close certain roads across
his plantation. He c laimed that they
were plantation roads and ihit he
had this right, the defendants claim?
ed that he did not have this right as
the road was a nelghborh.1 road.
Mr. Jennings had lirst plat ? ?1 gates
across the road which the plaintiffs
tore down, his decision being made
then to close the road pe rmanent?
ly, if the jury gave him a decision to
that effect. The matter as it Is now.
apparently practically stands as it did
when Mr. Jennings lirst puj the c ites
across the road for the purpose of
keeping his cattle in and not for the
purpose of preventing persons from
using the road.
Negro < hampiou flprnds Another
Klghi in Durance, Judge Rrlussssj
to Accept Cash Kail of $10.000
Chicago, N v, 12.?United states
Judge Carpenter this afternoon refus?
ed |40,000 cash bail for Jack Johnson,
the negro champion pugilist, confined
in the county jail awaiting trial on
c harges of violating the Mann white
slave ac t. Ti > < i . u ,t cash bond was
offered b> counsel for Johnson. When
it was refused the lawyers announced
that m w suiietles would be offered the
government tomorrow .
Flection ?t Florence Carries h> Vote
Florence, No% 12. -Election for
commission form of government pass?
ed today by vote of BOO to 21. Not
half of the registered voters turned
e)t SjOO fo ft.

xml | txt