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*Be Just and Fear not?Let all the en is Thon Aims t at be thy Country's, Thy God's and Truth's.'
Consolidated Aur. 3,1881.
THE THUS SOUTMKON, Established June,
Vol. XXXV. No. 25.
POP! I.Alt H I I l\U CIIAM.t-S
PK!*? K.
Ilnm luU I'n siilciit of Itepuhllc Seeks
^ to S(?>ih rmh for lib* CoiiM'r\nU\r
Habens. Nov. 17.?Within a few
weeks popular feeling regarding the
political situation in Cuba has risen
from the border o lespulr to contl
edence The outlook fjr lag republic
of Cuba appears brighter than for
many years.
The presidential ejection, looked
forward with apprehension, passed
wlthou* % lolenee ard there Is growing
disposition In all quarters to accept
Othw verdict as the honest expression
of the majority. Thune most dlsnp
pointed have venttd their feelings in
threat* that were never taken very
seriously and now seem Inclined to
accept the new order of things philo
j The attitude of the Liberals has
kptmmered down to a proposition to at?
tack the attitude of the election on
the grounds of fraud, upon tho con?
vening of the national Liberal assem?
bly November 23.
When the day arrives It Is probable
^he question will be quietly shelved
Find that Dr. Alfred Zayas will find
himself engaged In a fight with Qon.
Jose Miguel Domes for leadership of
the Liberal party, the president hav?
ing let It be understood that he has
no Intention of retiring from sctlve
apolitical life on the expiration of his
?erm. and that It is his ambition to
lead the Liberals to victory In the
presidential campaign of 1919.
There has been some fear that dur?
um the six months Intervening before
the close of the administration Oen.
Domes would apsre no effort to ob
Vtjlnlng legislation tending to em
bar ana his successor!-. But though
the Conservative Itadors have no faith
la Oomen they are net especially anx?
ious on this score, snd In fact, the
president haa already manifested a
desire to smooth the path of his gggs
Bsasor by communlmtlag the provi?
sional estimate* of the budget for the
L a! year beginning next June with
the assurance that bo will be pleased
to act on any suggestion Oen. Meno
cai can make.
In taking office Den. Menocal will
phase the Inestimable advantage of a
friendly senate snd house. In the
senate h? fa assured of the support
of 14 of the 'it members and in the
house there I.? a streng majority. He
will have the aid of the better element
throughout the island and the perso
Cl counsel of such distinguished Ca?
ns as Oen. Frelre Jo Andrade. Col.
Ernesto Fonts Sterling, both members
of President Palma s last cabinet, Dr.
Verona Haui z. the n -w vice president
and one of the foremost "Intellectuals"
In Cuba; Col. ('hartes Hernand?m,
afoetmaster general under Qov. Ma
'oon, and that vetsran campaigner
In war snd politics, Ogl H. via.
II? aJfto will hsve :he loyal support
of an army organlxed. uniformed,
equipped and armed like American
regulars and drille?) by American of?
ficers, which has won the respect of
?he people to such an extent thnt
?ssy are convinced that the days of
armed uprising in Cuba are past
M<rroit 'ITU** Tt ltTLK
<.re*dutm and l^art) Suffer Severe
llrul?** Uli I.- Chauffeur May he
H4Tlou?ly Hurt.
On envilb?. Nov 13?Their lug mo?
tor car turning turtle af(er a head?
long plunge In a ravine about live
fen I lea from the gH| Igdjggi C. Ores
ham, a pr.-m rout hot.d operator, hi
wife and eon were painfully Injured
whlb- their t h ?uff'oo-r. I to** Hill. v. is
pinned aggggtl MM Igfi sustaining
probiM> Internal Injuries In addition
in severe bruises about (he face an I
gWad Thf l-ruisea ..f Mr. Ore*,
hem. hi* wife and son are mainly
bru'sea. though Mrs. Dreabam BWe>
talped i 'l-.-p gash abo\e the right
sye. The patty was bound f'-r Mom t
airy. ?'< < when in ittempting t<>
avoid im nlintniiitl.it in to- tool the
ggrK i i t urio d his cm t<
Ing the machine to plunge mto the
in na UHU < gart,
In the Civil Curt Mond m morning
the caa*? of Mr-*. 1 innO Hoist \- tie
l>. Cralg I nrnt'iie ?'oigpgfl) Vgl
commenced. The < i*e Is a mii' fol
alleged damages done the plalgtM bj
the defendant when Do litter moved
from the bulbllnr The d uo.ige- r
Is alleged, consisted of Injuries to the
Titnt um: in aiki a.
ivihhh i> Nim While Men n** Aceosn? j
pllce in \ tack <>u Black and War
i.ini ? uro HmichI.
Alken, Nov, it.?Bloodhounds
from tro- stats penitentiary scoured
the Fdisto swamp in this county If
nUht. and after a man hunt which
lasted f<>r sever.il leu,re* three negroes
1 ? re brought to Atkon this morning
and placed in Jail. Warrants have
I teg issued for three men named by
the prisoners. A prosperous negro
farmer SglHtd Berry, who Hvei about
seven miles from Kidge Springs, was
driving home last night about 8
O'clock, When in about hailing dis?
tance of his home he was waylaid
as he was c rossing a dam tit the edge
of the Fdisto swamp. In the dark?
ness before him a number of men
suddenl> appeared and opened lire
upon him. Berry ducked, his mule
and buggy receiving a load. A bullet
passed through his cap. After
another volley, which wounded the
mule, the negros disappeared. evl
dOBtTj believing they had succeeding
In their purpos . Berry however, was
unhurt Immediately, acting upon his
own inltlave, he got Into communi?
cation with the State penitentiary and
re'pi? st? ?I that bloodhounds be sent
to the scene. The nuthorites would
not proceed, however, without a
money guarantee, and as soon as Ber?
ry learned this was the cause of the
delay, he deposited 1100 with a otttsen
of Ktdge Springs to defray the ex?
penses. The Bloodhounds were
brought through the country In an
automobile and the chase brgan
Three negros. Vance Quattlebaum,
Wash Kenner ard Phony Cant, were
ruh down .>nd captured and brought to
Alken. The negros arrested last
night have confessed and Implicated
nine other men, four white, whose
prominence adds a deeper Interest in
the affair which is still a little mys?
terious and five negros. The con?
fession puts a different complexion
on the whole affair. Warrants have
been ls?ued today for the arrest of
Daniel Williamson, Ted F. DuBose
and Arlelgh Gregory and five negros.
DuBoSe was a candldste 10* magistrate
last summer and Qregory is a nephew
of Magistrate Giles Gregory.
According to the story told by Ber?
ry he incurred the animosity of the
negros of his community some time
ag? when he Infornud the white men
that a negro secret order which held
Its meetings at midnight hours was
planning to exterminate the white peo?
ple of the northwest section of the
county and was maintaining an ar?
mory In its bulge room, gathering
arms and ammunition for the intended
attack. Berry claims the negros at
tac" ed him for this reason. But
? re is another story. Berry owns a
jod size place Not so very long
ago a roadway was opened through
his land. lie objected, and It is said,
has threatened to close It to travel.
OhetrIIQtlom haVS been placed in the
way of those who sought to travel
that way. and several times of late
so It is reported, travelers along this
road have been fired on at night.
Taft'n Declaration at New York Ilan
SJSJSJt, With Wilson's Known Ad
?CJSJgjCJ, Encourage* Promoters.
Washington. .Nov. 17.?President
Taft's declaration in favor of a con?
stitutional amendment to limit the
presidents* tenure of office to a single
term of ?ix years, with in .ligiblllty to
either a succeeding or non-consecu
ItVS bum. and President-elect Wilson's
indorsement of the Democratic plat?
form favoring such a limitation are
believed eerC to foreshadow strong
pressure for legislation along this line
early In the corning congress.
Numerous measures have been In?
troduced in both houses of congress
looking to a change In the presiden?
tial tennrt The senate Judiciary
committee wrestled with the problem
In the last (MCStOSi ami Senator Cum?
mins, who r? po'ted the Works amend?
ment out of Committee, purposes to
press IhS measiirs when c ongress con
eenes a simllsr imendmenf Is hang?
ing nre in the hous,. 'udtctary com?
DEMOCRAT To sl< < 111 O IIEY
111 un
<<o\ Nawssj t<> Resign ami he
IpfMdnted b\ Haccessor,
Bola Idaho. No\. i*. ?Governor
James H. Hawley, of Idaho, announc?
ed lonlghl thai be w .utd resign prob?
ably tomorrovi Ueutenanl Govern*
or gsjestsif) who i > a Republican, an
nounced thai a Qo ernor, !>?? would
appoint Hawley United Btates Senator
to succeed the late Senator Heyburn.
Qovernof Hawlei Is a Democrat.
um io w mm.
it v.
Her* r(i of War Department Announce
Tot;.i Destruction of small Towns In
Hotbeds of Rebellion,
Mexico City, Nov. it.?That the
Mexican government is determined to
carry out the throat recently made to
resume the tactics employed so suc?
cessfully by Gen. Roblei in the State
of MorelOl some months ago is indi?
cated hy the report of the war de?
partment, announcing the total de?
struction of several small towns and
villages in the northern mountains of
Oaxaca, where the revolution has
been active.
Another evidence of the govern
mont*M intention to use all energy in
restoring peace in the Sonth is the
annc<unc< ment by a high official that
3,000 soldiers now operating in the
north, chiefly in Chihuahua, Coahuila
and Duiango, Will be sent against ihe
Irebele in the States of Mexico, Puebla,
Guerrero and Oaxaca. The government
is convinced that the situation in the/
north is now so nearly in hand that
smaller forces will be able to restore
normal conditions.
Itextpejl and Sia, two of the places
destroyed, were the strongholds of the
Zerrano Indians, who have been sub?
jugated by the campaign waged in
the vicinity of the State capital, aftjr
an attempt had been made to capture
the city. Convinced that the Inhabi?
tants of these towns were completely
in accord with the rebels, orders wore
issued for the destruction. Without
even calling upon the inhabitants to
withdraw, the artillery began its work,
ceasing only when the town had been
reduced to a mass of ruins.
The Indians are active in other di?
rections. Official reports say the con?
ditions in the State of Morelos "?nd
Mexico have improved, but it is known
that tho rebels hold important hills
near Cuernevaca, and largely control
the rural districts and many of the
minor towns In the State of Mexico,
The situation in tho State of Qnerrero
has become worse on account of the
leadership of Jean Andrew Almazan.
who is said to have a considerable fol?
lowing and controls much territory
along tho Pacific coast.
Oen. Aguilar, who is supposed to be
directing a large part of the rebel
forces, 1b operating in the southern
part of the state of Huebla. Encoun?
ters are reported daily, but In all of
them the government has been vic?
torious with slight losses. At Hauquec
heua the federals' disloged the rebels
from a strong position, eight rebels
being killed and one federal.
Numerous haciendas and small
towns have been sacked and the crops
i'laiiKS of l n known Origin Cause
LOU Of Between $110,000 and $">,
000?Partially Insured.
Lancaster, Nov. 17.?Fire of an un?
known origin broke out early this
morning in the Kershaw oil mill at
that place, and, In spite of the splen?
did work of the town's fire depart?
ment, supplemented by a portion of
Lancaster's lire company, the roof of
the mill proper, a large seed house*
containing LT?,000 tons of seed and
tho meal house were completely de?
stroyed. The loss, partially covered
by insurance, is estimated at between
$10.000 and $76,000.
in Tin: civil COURT.
Verdict for Plaintiff in Dorn Cum1?
Court Adjourns Till .Monday.
in the court of Common Pleas Fri?
day the Jury returned a verdict in fa?
vor of the plaintiff. C. M. Dorn, for
$SO0 damagei against the defendant,
the West? rn Union Te legraph Com?
pany. The suit was for $-.000 dam?
ages because of alleged injury done
the plaintiff on account of delay in
giving him f inds wired from here to
him In Atlanta,
The afternoon a/as taken op arguing
the contlnuunce of cases, a number of
Ho? lawyers desiring to have cases
< ontlnued,
Courl look a recess until Monday at
Ihe cio-r of the i x< r< lees in honor of
the late C, Capers smith Friday af?
There h ivo been several cases of
Idlptherla in th< < Ity within the past
\ f-.ur week tnd p trents cnnnol be I io
I car< fui m guarding their children
I agalnsi infection and In having any
throal trouble promptly treated by a
I phj sn ia n.
i:xK( i rivi: OF NATION.
As C*itost of Lotus Club in New
York, Responds to Toast "The
President"?Laughs at Recent De?
feat, Toasts Ills Successor, Enumer?
ates Burdens Borne by Occupant
of White House and, in Serious
Vein. Suggests Governmental
New York, Nov. 16.?President Taft'
sang his "Swan Song" as Chief Execu?
tive of the nation tonight. As the
guest of the Ix>tus Club, the President
responded to the toast, "The Presi
4 *
dent," in ft speech which many of his
hearers oonsidcred the most remark?
able he has ever made. He shifted
from grave to gay and from the phil?
osophy which, he .said, four years in
the White House had taught, to a dis?
cussion of problems which face the
nation. He laughed at the outcome of
the election, smiled when he spoke of
some of the plans of President-elect
Wilton and touched with general sar?
casm William Jennings Bryan.
In his serious moments the Presi?
dent earnestly advocated to the admis?
sion to the halls of Congress the^ mem?
bers of a President's Cabinet; declared
that a six-year term in the Presidency
was enough for any man; advocated
strongly the placing in the civil service
of practkally every officer in the Gov?
ernment service and hinted broadly
that Congress should provide for for?
mer Presidents, so that they need not
lower the dignity cf the position they
have held when they enter Into pri?
vate life.
His chief regret, the President said,
was that he had been unable to in?
fluence the United States Senate to
ratify the arbitration treaties with
France and Great Britain. In spite of
that fact, he asked his audience to be?
lieve that he would leave office with
the deepest gratitude to the American
people for the honor they had given
him and with the belief that enough
progress had been accomplished in his
administration to warrant him in feel?
ing that he had done real good for his
country. His humorous references to
the burdens of the White House, to his
successor and to Mr. Bryan brought
forth round after round of applause.
He gave a toast to his successor.
"Health and success to the able, dis?
tinguished and patriotic gentleman
who is to be?," and he raised his glass
while his hearers rose to their feet,
"the next President of the United
President Taft said in part:
"I see in the name of your club the
possibility that you were organized to
furnish an opportunity for a Swan
Song to those about to disappear. I
concluded that it was well to cast an
anchor to the winward and accept as
much real condolence as I could gath?
er in such a hospitable presence as
this. and. therefore, my friends, I ac?
cepted your invitation and am here.
"You have given me the toast of
"The President." It is said that the
office of President is the most power?
ful in the world, because under the
Constitution Its occupant really can
exercise more discretion than :in Em?
peror or King exercises in any of the
Governments of modern ESurope, I am
not disposed to question this as a mat?
ter of reasoning from the actual power
given the President In the constitu?
tional division of governmental func?
tions, but I am bound to say that the
consciousness of such power is rarely,
if ever, present in the mind of the or?
dinary individual acting as President,
because what chiefly stares him in the
face In carrying out any plan of his,
is the limitation upon the power and
not Its extent.
"Of course, there arc happy Individ?
uals who are abb' entirely to Ignore
these limitations both in mind ami
practice, and as to them the result may
be different. But to one whose train?
ing ami pr< fcaston is subordinate to
law; the Intoxication of power rapid?
ly simmers oft in the knowledge of its
restrictions and under the prompt re?
minder of an ever-present and not al?
ways considerate pr? ss, as well as by
the kindly suggestions that not Infre?
quently come from that hall of Con?
gress In which Impeachments ore in?
itiated and that smaller chamber in
which I hey ;?re tri? d.
"In these days of progress, reform,
uplift and Improvement n man doe?
not show himself abreast of the ages
unless be ias some changes to sum
gesf it i- the recommended change
that marks his being up to date, it
may bt a changt only for the i ike ol
i h inge, buf it iw responsible t<> n p ih
lie demand, and therefore, let's pro
post It, It Is contrary to my own lovt
for tin dear "hi Constitution lo sug<
u* st an) alteration in ii terms, leal i;
Mb regarded as i reflection upon or
i criticism of, that which has been
put to tho sacred use of 126 years of
maintaining liberty regulated by law
ind guarantees of the rights of the
minority and the Individual under the
rule of the majority.
"But yielding to the modern habit
and just t?? show that though I am a
conservative, i am not a reactionary,
1 venture the suggestion that it would
aid the efficiency of the Executive and
centre his energy arid attention and
that of his subordinates in the lat?
ter part of his administration upon
what is a purely disinterested public
service, if he were made Ineligible, af?
ter serving one term of six years,
either to a succeeding or non-succeed?
ing term.
"I am a little specific in this mat?
ter, because it seems necessary to be
so in order to be understood, l do
not care how unambitious or modest
a President is; I don't care how de?
termined be is that he himself will not
secure his renomination (and there
.are very few, indeed, who go to that
e xtent,) still his subordinates equally
Interested with him in his re-election
will, whenever they have the oppor?
tunity, exert their influence and di?
vide their time betwee n the public ser?
vice and the effort to secure their
chief's renomination and re-election.
"It is difficult to prevent the whole
a** ministration from losing a part of
Its effectiveness for the public good
by this diversion to political efforts
for at least a year of the four of each
administration. Were this made im?
possible by law, I can see no reason
why the energy of the President and
that of all his subordinates might not
be directed rather to making a great
record of efficiency in the first and
enly term than in seeking a second
term for that purpose.
"Another suggestion I would make
is that legislative steps be taken, for
there is nothing in the Constitution to
forbid it, bringing more closely to?
gether the operation of the executive
and legislative branches. The studied
effort in which to maintain these
branches rigidly separate is, I think,
a mistake. I would not add any more
actual power to the Executive In legis?
lative matters nor would I give the
legislative any more actual power in
Executive affairs.
"But it does seem to me that they
need not be at arms' length as they
now are under the present system. It
has been proposed twice in our his?
tory, after the fullest consideration, by
some of the wisest statesmen we have
ever had, to pass a law giving to each
lepartment head a seat in the Senate
and in the House and a right to enter
into the discussion of the proposed leg
slation in either of the national legis?
lative bodies. This would keep Con?
gress much better informed as to the
ictual conditions in the Executive de?
Trouble Between Anderson Mien Re?
newed?Former in Hospital.
Anderson, Nov. 16.?V. B. Cheshire,
editor of the Anderson 1 ntellige'ncer,
is in a hospital here suffering freun
four bulled wounds in his arm ami
body, Bs the result e?f an alleged at?
tack on W. .1. Muldrow in the lat
ters' office at the' Anderson Mattress
and Spring Bed Factory today. Two
of the wounds are in the abdomen
and two in the' arm, but his condition
is not considered very serie>us.
Cheshire, it is said, went into Mul
drow's office and demanded that he
thre>\v up his hands. As Muldrow, it
Is said, arose' Che-shire tire>?l twice, the'
first shot going Wldt aael the second
be ing diverte d by ttm interference of
J. A. Mullinax, who threw up Chesh?
ire's arm and who late>r received a
flesh wound In the arm from Che sh?
ire's pistol in an exchange e>f shots,
Tin? left lapel and sleeve of Mul
drow ? coat were pierced by shots said
to have- bea n Ared by u. I.. Cheshire,
Jr., brother of V. B. Cheehlre, from
OUtSlde, through a window. Voung
Cheshire his been released on bond
of $600, after service of warrant
against him and his brother, charg?
ing assault and battery with intent t?>
Trouble between the men, It is al?
leged, grew out of certain publications
In the Intelligencer considered by Mul?
drow as personal reflections and which
were responsible for a former elitti
culty, when Cheshire was attacked by
MuldroM with a billet several months
The a*eather this t.di has been ideal
for gathering the crops and preparing
the land for next year. Ceil and win?
ter plowing j:; we rtli m< re than heavy
applications of commercial fertilisers.
Senator Overman ??r North Carolbui
Mentioned ss One of Tiiose \Yho
Will Not Support Undecwood'a Tar
ilT Programme
Washington, Nov. IS.?Ilepresenta
tlvea of the cotton factories are busy
looking after the Interests of the man
i ufacturers when the Democrats re?
vise the tariff. The first thing the?
bave satisfied themselves about is that
there will be an extra session next
spring and that the cotton schedule is
sure of revision. Having rr ved all
question on this point the direct?
ing attention to the q1 .of how
the cotton schedules ^ he revised
and they are work pre--mt cuts
that they say w w. i the manufac?
it was lee C ore today that rep
resentativ * Jie cotton manufac
tu ring i ^> s have been feeling out
South nators and members of
congrv and they have been urging
on them, Chairman Underwood and
others, that to pass the Underwood
cotton bill of last session would ruin
B large number of the Southern fac?
tories which make coarse cotton
It is represented by the cotton men
that whereas the New England mills
are in shape to stand reductions fairly
well the Southern mills in many cases
are not.
This means in effect that a number
of the Southern members of the house
and senate may stand out against
deep red?3t!otta in the cotton sched?
ule, especially reductions which will
effect their territory.
Senator Overman is mentioned rji
one of those who will fight large re?
ductions, but there will be a num?
ber of others.
? I
National Chairman of Democracj,
With B. M. Baruch ami* Others,
Near Georgetown.
Georgetown, Nov. 15.?Bernard M.
Baruch, with S party of friends, con
s sting of W. F. McCombs, chairman
of the Democratic committee; Mr.
Lyons, his private secretary; Mr.
A dams, private secretary to Mayor
Gaynor, and H. N. and S. W. Baruch,
passed through this city yesterday
and are now shooting mallarcTs* at Mr.
Baruch's splendid hunting preserves
on "Hobcaw barony" Just across Win
yah bay from Georgetown.
The distinguished party boarded a
swift yacht immediately upon arriv?
ing here and in 15 minutes were at
the elegant hunting lodg<\ in the
IInest game cpuntry to be found in the
South, teeming with deer, wild tur?
keys, wild ducks of every description
and quail. Cold weather today as*
?ures exceptionally fine sport, shoot?
ing mallards which are arriving in
large numbers.
Dellenee Gllreath and Other Officers
Are Absolutely Innocent.
Greenville, Nov. 13. ? O. K. Maulcin,
the attorney representing the prosecu?
tors In the recent legal tangle Involv?
ing Inspector Gllreath and two other
officers, who were arrested on a
charge of assisting in aiding in the I S?
cape of T. u. Vaughan from Green?
ville jail, has issued a statement to
the press In which he declares he was
misled by the prosecutora He i No
avers that it is his sincere belief that
the men accused are absolutely m
nocent of every charge against them.
Lor MifKx limee Moose.
Miss Ainu* Mo,.re of Sumter WSS
the guest of In nor St a delightful lit -
tie morning bridge party which Mrs.
l. it Owen Ra\r it her home on Lau?
rel street Thursday, other guests be?
ing Misses Jan..- and Elisabeth Mar?
shall. Janle and iteverley Dultooe,
Maysle Lyles, Pamela Moore, Ethel
Willis Ruth Wells Susie and Miriam
Klrard and Susie Cli k. Mrs. < ?wen?
adopted a chrysa t.l mum motif and
carried it out cle erlj with yellow as
? tin prevailing celoi Velloar chrysan?
themums hi profusion decorated the
attractive Tom- and score was kept
on little yellow iloa*er cards, Mis?
I Willis scoring bIgest, received s dein
I ty ? ml *?? d< i< il ? hating apron, and
Miss Welli cutting the consolation,
was given a pretty band embroidered
j case for n score pad. When cards
h ?'. been put aside luncheon eras ;; re?
ed In courses, the sweets being all in
pale yellow, and the dainty cakes in
the shape of chrysanthemums ?The
1 Sunday state.

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