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Greenville, South Carolina
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ilk i BmLn VOL. LIX NO. 643 GREENVILLE, S. C. SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 13. 1904. $6.00 A YEAR ROOSEYELT MAY HELP THE SOUTH. Mot Believed That He Will Try to Injure This Section. While Hit View on neme Subject are Met Altegether In Accord With ura, Be Has N Desire te Inflict Hardships, ana Mouth Hay he Agreeably SurnrUeo' at H1 Attl-tueBereafter. Washington, Nov. 12. (Special) There are mighty good reasons for be-IicTing that President Roosevelt will prove a good friend to the South during the next four years of his administration, despite the differences between himself and the people of that section at the present time. There has been a world of speculation in the last few days as to just what the President may or may not do in handling questions vitally important and interesting to the South from now on. The fact is that the President has not reached that bridge 'and won't cross it until he does, but ht has some pretty fair ideas of what he will do when he does get to it. At heart the President is not unfriendly tq the South or to her people, and nobody knows better than he does that doggedly and permanently they will adhere to their principles as to the handling of the ' negro and the questions growing out of what disposition to make of hia presence in the country regardless of what the chief executive or the people of any other section may think. He feels almost as keenly as do the Southern people that he has been unable to hold views harmonious with them on the negro, and yet he feels that he does not differ so radically from them after all, except as to the treatment of the negro in his political and civic rights. Beyond this thing, the President is an admirer of Southern people, of their courage, and, above all, of their independence of spirit and broad patriotism. He often refers to the fact that he inherited from his mother many ways of thinking as the South does. I am not at liberty to predict that this or that thing will happen, but I believe I can frankly say that the Southern people will probably be . agreeably surprised in the future at the friendly attitude of the President. He knows fully what they think of him as to some things at this time. He does not intend to throw himself into the arms of the people of the South or to recant his views as to how the negro should be handled. He does not expect the South to embrace him at a time when the balance of the country is playing to him so freely. He does not expect the people there to change their views as to the negro. Time will Bhow what his feelings are and how he expects to be broad and liberal in his treatment of the South. First, and of the greatest importance to the South Is the probable course of the President as to the proposition that will be pushed so vigorously in the future for the reduction of the representation of the South in Congress. I am certain and positive as I can be of anything that has not taken place that President Roosevelt will never sanction legislation of that kind and that he will stand as a tower of strength in the way of the Crumpackers who will attempt to take away from the South much of her representation because she has disfranchised the negro. Crumpacker and his sympathizers will begin their preliminary skirmish for shearing the South of congressmen at the coming session of Congress, but that is a short session, admitting of Just about enough time to get through appropriation bills and other legisla tion. Everything will be gotten in readiness for a hard attack all along the line in the next Congress, assembling over twelve months from now. It will probably be the President who will be able to stem that tide, if any man does do so. The Senate Is greatly reduced In Democratic membership and Intellectual strength and the Democratic membership of the House will practically amount to nothing If the Republican majority determines that it wants to jit through hostile laws effecting the politics of the South. There has long been talk of changing the rules of the Senate so as to stop filibustering. With the Republicans full of themselves and their late victory this step might be taken in the Senate and that would cut away the last chance the Democrats have to defeat the measure that would seriously . affect the future of the South. There Is doubt, though, whether the President would ever let a bill of this kind get that far in Congress. He would have the courage to tell the Republican leaders that he would veto such legislation if It reached him and that would stop them from wasting time upon It except In permitting Crumpacker and a few others to spout for the benefit of their constituents. The negroes may be surprised as such a course on the part of the President, and they will prohably have the chance before a great while. , Not only Is the Frlsldent most kindly disposed to the South personally, and averse to doing anything that would Injure tier future, but the Republican victory In- Maryland and Missouri has given him a hop that the South, with the negro eliminated In State and National elections, is getting ready to vote along whatever lines suits that region nationally. Nothing could make the solid South more solid for fifty years to come, Including Missouri and Maryland, than the unanimous action of a, Republican administration In reducing congressional representation. Furthermore, the President knows the nature of Southern people. He knows that such legislation would result in the repeal of the disfranchising laws now In existence, and repression and ballot box stuffing would shut the negro out of anything and make Democratic majorities that would be stupendous. W. W. Price. MANY SEEK PARDONS- John Dixon, of Greenville, Fails to Get His Release. Columbia, Nov. 12. (Special) The governor today acted upon a number of petitions for pardons, as follows: Joseph Eaton, white, convicted of violating the dispensary law in Anderson county and fined $100. Eaton was an old Confederate soldier and his violation consisted of making corn whiskey for his own use. On the recommendation of the judge and solicitor the fine was commuted to $25. Jake Madden, Laurens county, given eighteen months for house breaking in the daytime. The solicitor recommend- ed that the pardon be granted, as the negro is weak-minded and has served a year.' The following pardons were refused: Will Gregory, Union, 30 days for petit larceny. The petition was presented to restore citizenship. Arnold Martin, convicted in June, 1897, in Darlington, of manslaughter and sentenced to seven years. Leonard David Roache, Oconee, sentenced to six years for manslaughter in 1902. Will Harris, Pickens, fined $100 for assault with Intent to kill. John Dixon, Greenville, sentenced In 1901 to five years for manslaughter. States Foster, Union, sentenced to 25 years for manslaughter, six of which have been served. TO FIGHT THE WEEVIL. Southern Farmers Plan to Ex terminate the Pest. Columbia, Nov. 12. (Special) Gov ernor Heyward and Commlsloner Watson have received from the boll weevil association of Louislnana a call for a meeting of all the cotton growers of the South, to be held at Shreveport on December 12th. The convention will be held for the purpose of organizing a national cotton growers association to fight the boll weevil, which Is advancing in the South at the rate of fifty miles per year. The governor Is asked ta appoint about 100 delegates. J. A. Pugh of Shreveport is the chairman of the executive committee. GREENVILLE IS THIRD. Postal Receipts Make Good Record for This City. Washington, D. C, Nov. 12. (Special) The auditor for the Postoffice Department has issued his annual report of the gross receipts and expenses of presidential offices throughout the country for the fiscal year which ended June 30, 1904. The figures show that the total receipts in presidential offices Is South Carolina were $430,522; that the salaries of the postmasters were $71,350; that the expenses of special delivery service were $$1,425.30; clerk hire, $57,-207; rents, lights and fuels, $10,691, and the cost of free delivery $52,679. The figures as to the various postoffices in the State show the gross receipts at Charleston are $113,694.42; Columbia, $55,362.93; Greenville, $26,616.48; Spartanburg, $23,982.55; Anderson, $13,232.66. NEW SEABOARD LINK. Commission Issued for Railroad to Tap Sumter. Columbia, Nov, 12. (Special) The Secretary of State this morning Issued a commission to the Sumter and Northern Railroad Company, whose purpose Is to build a Seaborad connection for Sumter through Sumter, Lee, Darlington and Chesterfield counties 'to McBee on the Seaboard In Chester field county. The road Is to pass through Blshopvllle. The capital stock Is $20,000, with the privilege of Increasing It to $600,000. The corporators are R. E. Carnes, W. R., Scarborough and J. E. D. Stuckey. The new road Is to run through these townships: Sumter, Providence, Mechanlcsvllle, Blshopvllle, Bull, Stokes Bridge, Hartsvllle and Alligator. Dotan. Ala., Nov. 12. Jesse Barefleld and Thad Pennington, white men, sentenced yesterday for murder In the first degree to life Imprisonment, broke jail Inst night and the cell door was found standing open this morning. Sheriff Walker says they were securely locked In a steel cage last night. The escape Is a mystery. Savannah, Oa., Nov. 12. Fire In the receiving warehouse of the Seaboard Alt' Line Railroad tonight did about thirty thousand dollars damages. Two firemen were hurt, but not seriously. CLEIISON BEAT . TENNESSEE TEA II. Won Great Game at Knoxville by a Score of 6 to 0 Men Flayed In the Italn, Bat Clemen Held the University Dewn at mtl-al Hemenla Vale Beat Princeton and Davidson Teek Ronon Fresa South Carolina College at Colnsahln. Knoxville, Tenn., Nov. 12. Clemson won a fiercely played, but prettily contested game on Baldwin Held this afternoon from the University of Tennessee by a score of 6 to 0. Clemson's score was made in the first half after Clemson had fought its way down the field. During the remainder of the game the visitors were unable to win any decided advantage over the Tennessee team In ground gaining. As the game grew near the close, Tennessee was much the strongest, and it was generally felt would score, but the Carolinians had nerve at critical stages and a shut out was the result. The winning play was a fast tackle, close against the line. Seven men we're thrown into the Interference on the play. Clemson was weak on the ends, Tennessee gaining all its ground by end runs. The tackles of the visiting team were the best, however, seen on the local field this year. Holland made the touch down for Clemson. The weather was bad and the field was slippery. , Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 12. In a drizzling rain, but before a large crowd, the Georgia Techs and the University of Georgia fought for ttje championship of the State on1 the checkerbard here today, the Techs winning by a score of 23 to 6. Billy Wilson played a star game, for the Techs, while Woodruff was the star for Georgia. Princeton, Nov. 12. Tale's mighty football eleven defeated Princeton in a magnificent game this afternoon by a score of 12 to 0. The betting favored the winner, and playing true to form, the New Haven men pushed the pigskin over the enemy's ground and won gallantly. DAVIDSON BEAT CAROLINA Won Game In Columbia by a Score of 6 to 1 . Columbia, Nov. 12. (Special) Davidson College took the South Carolina football team into camp this afternoon and trimmed it by a score of 6 to 1. The game was fast and hard fought and the crowd which stood in the rain shouted for the locals to win, but without effect. It was X fine spectacle from the Davidson end and the team work of that aggregation . was strong and effective. Carolina's good training had led the friends of that institution to believe that the colors would be triumphant, but the dogged work of the visitors swept away all doubt. Tale 12, Princeton 0. Navy 6, University of Virginia . Harvard 28, Holy Cross 6. Pennsylvania 18, Carlisle Indians 0. Columbia 12, Cornell 6. West Point 41, University of New York 0. TOM WATSON IS SILENT. Says He Will Not Transfer Home to New York. New Tork, Nov. 12. Thomas E. Watson 'declined to say anything regarding politics today, but added that he was preparing a statement to be ready for publication Monday. "'My home is in Georgia,, and I will continue to be there," said Mr. Watson, when asked regarding the report that he contem plated transferring his residence to New Tork and that he would accept an editorial position on a newspaper here. "I Intend to go ahead with my work which was Interrupted when I was offered this nomination, on the life of Andrew Jackson." When asked If he had conferred with the leaders of the Democratic party he said, "No, the statements given out by Mr. Bryan and Mr. Hearst precluded anything like that, however willing I should have been to hold such a conference." - IRRIGATION CONGRESS. Important Meeting Begins at El Paso on Tuesday. El Paso, Texas, Nov. 12. Ths twelfth National Irrigation Congress, which will open here next Tuesday, promises to be the largest and most Influential body of the kind which has yet assembled In this country. The advance guard of delegates and visitors la already beginning to put In an appear- ance, and today the local arrangements committees and their colleagues of the national committee have been busy tompleting the final details of the convention program. The work of the congress will be divided into various sections for the discussion of matters relating directly or Indirectly to the Irrigation movement. There will be pa pers and discussions dealing with the In the Atlantic States as well as in the Pacific section; the forrestry problems In New England and along the Appalachian chain, as well as along the Rockies and Sierras, engineering applied to protect from devastation by flood, and drainage, climatology and rural settlement. Advices received by the local committee Indicate that the congress will be attended by large delegations from Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, California, Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana and from many of the Eastern and Central States. Canada and Mexico will also be officially represented. FOUGHT TWO DUELS. Assault on War Minister Leads ' to Encounters. Paris, Nov. 12. Two duels growing out of the assaults on War Minister Andre by Deputy B. Gabryl Syveton in the Chamber of Deputies on November 4, were fought today. Lieut. Andre was the second of the minister, and Count De La Rochetluon stood for the j deputy. Swords were used. Liet Andre was slightly wounded. Elsewhere In the suburbs, M. Syveton fought Capt. Gail, representing Gen. Andre. Two shots with pistols were exchanged, but neither of the combatants was injured. The seconds In both duels were prominent deputies and army officers, which emphasizes the bitterness which has arisen between the army and Parliamentary circles. Both encounters took place on the army reservations. Gen. and Mme. Andre waited for their son while the encounter was. In progress at Vinclnnes. Lieut" Andre's wound was half an Inch deep on the right hand. He lost considerable blood. STUDENTS IN A RIOT. Germans and Italians 'Fight ' Hard at Vienna. Vienna, Nov. 12. Many heads were broken in a fierce conflict between German and Italian students at the university here today. The Germans took the aggressive and Btarted singing "Wacht Am Rhein," with uncovered heads, and demanded that all other students remove their hats. The Italians and other non-German students refused, when the Teutons forcibly knocked oft their opponents' head-gear. The Italians started a counter demonstration on the university steps by singing the Italian national . hymn, when the Germans attacked and drove the Italians from their position. Many heads were cracked by sticks and umbrellas. No arrests were made, as the disturbance was inside the university precincts. MARYLAND STILL IN DOUBT. Republicans, However, Claim a Close Victory. Baltimore, Nov. 12. Counting the ballots in this city has been completed, but the tabulation will, not be finished until Monday. Indications still point to the certainty of the election of seven Democratic and one Republican electors, but It is not probable that even this result will be officially confirmed until the State board of canvassers meets and examines the work of the county hoards. Both sides claim the State, and Republican leaders declare that If the electoral vote of Maryland Is not declared for Roosevelt they will contest the result In the courts. EIGHT KILLED IN WRECK. Fatal Crashl on Union Pacific In Wyoming. Suit Lake, Nov. 12. Eight persons were killed, five injured, two of them seriously, in a head-on collision between the Union Pacific westbound passenger and an eastbound extra freight, west of Azusa, Wyoming, to day. The dead are Engineer William (Murray, Engineer B. S. Echo! Is. Mall Clerk H. M. Sherlan, Car Inspector Sam Efferson, Fireman Jack Slagg, and two unknown passengers In the day coach. John B. Evanston was fatally ' Injured, and Frank Nolan of Cheyenne may not recover. BBILL Wa ABBKDBKD. Col. J. C. Boyd has received a letter from Lieut. V. D. Barbot, of the Georgia State troops, Informing him of the fact that because so many of the com' panles had found It Impossible to take part in a competitive drill proposed In that city during the fall festival In Augusta on November 17, the plan had been abandoned. The military committee of the festival association had hoped to have a great display of troops, but unfortunately It proved not to be practicable. The military ball will take place on the evening of November 17, and It Is ex pected that Col. Boyd will attend. . GOVERNOR WON'T PARDON BISHOP. siayeP 0f Sweetheart's rather Must Serta Term- Wife ef the Prisoner Anneals te fcev. Ayeeek fer Mercy, Bat the ltter Will Hot Interfere Harder Bc-ured In Charlotte and Case Was Sensational te a DegreeMn Bishop Falibrnl U Infalthlnl Hatband. Raleigh, N. C, Nov. 12. Mrs. Arthur L. Bishop, whose husband is serving a five-year term In the penitentiary for the murder of T. J. Wilson of Charlotte, had another conference with Governor Aycock today, and with tears In her eyes she begged for a pardon. It was not granted. The governor has persistently declined to interfere with the sentence of the court, and unless the new executive Is more lenient Bishop will be forced to serve his time. The case, in many respectB, was one of the most sensational in the crimi nal history of North Carolina, and the devotion of the wife is one of the most striking and pathetic features. Bishop, a traveling man from Virginia, was visiting the home of Wilson in Charlotte. He had taken whiskey and wine to the house and was celebrating with j Miss Wilson and her girl friend. When Wilson ordered him out a fight took place and the father was killed. Ever since Bishop's conviction, the wife has been working quietly for a pardon, but every effort has met with defeat. BIG FIRE IN KNOXVILLE. Property Loss Heavy in the Business District. Knoxville, N Nov. 12.-r-Fire, accompa nied by an explosion of either dynamite or powder, occurred today on Gay street, the principal business thoroughfare, causing a loss of $250,000. Six firemen were injured and Fireman Hawkins had both legs broken. Others sustained slight but not serious injuries. The fire originated from an unknown cause In the Woodruff Hardware Com pany's seven story building, which was reduced to ashes. The recently completed five story marble front building, occupied by the Cable Piano Company was wrecked by the explosion and the six story, 4rno'd, Henegar and Doyle, wholesale shoe house, was damaged by both fire and water. The blaze was confined to the Woodruff block. It Is believed that the losses were covered by insurance. THE WAR IN THE EAST' Heavy Artillery Firing Reported Near Mukden. Mukden, Nov. 12. The war situation Is unchanged today. Artillery fighting continues, the firing at times growing heavy, partlculary In the southwest. The Japanese shelled the Russian potions intermittently yesterday, but the Russians did not reply. A severe artillery engagement took place on the Russian right this afternoon. NEARLY ALL IS PICKED. Cotton Has Been Gathered Rapidly This Season. "I have seen more cotton In the fields in January than can be found there today," said a prominent planter yesterday In discussing the rapidity with which the crop has been gathered this fall. "The season for harvesting has been the best on, record since I can remember. During the entire time only one rain has fallen and that was a gentle drizzle without wind and did no damage whatever. Of course. It delayed picking a day or two, but that was a matter of no Importance for the work had been progressing so rapidly that the gins were unable to keep ahead of the cotton that has been pouring In from every section of the county. "Personally, I am Inclined to think that we have made a pretty large crep In this county. I have traveled over the section a good deal, and though a few farmers may be found who complain of short yields, they are In a decided minority. The great mass of planters have made excellent crops and the only thing they can complain of Is the price being below ten cents. "Of course, It must not be Inferred that the crop Is anything like what was expected up to last June, because it Is far from that The yield will not he record breaking by nny means, but I must say It Is going to show up well above the average." When asked about the ginning, the planter said that there was still a good deal to be separated from the seed, but the work was progressing rapidly. There was practically no more cotton to be gathered, and It was only a question of a short time, he said, when all would be ginned and balled. TALK WITH BARR ABOUT YOUR Tlrtspg til!! From far-away Ireland, in the meadows besprinkled with cowslips an daisies, comes a pure linen, bleached on the sweet grasses. No chloride of lime, no starch to deceive you the width is 72 inches, the quality a little better than we have ever offered before. Pice, $1 per yard. 72-inch Mercerized Damask looks like a piece of $2 Damask, 75 cents. Same goods in 68-inch, at 50 cents. 72-inch Bleached All-Linen, 58 cents. 70-Inch Extra Heavy Half Bleached Linen, exceptional value, 60 cents. 72-inch Half Linen Table Damask, " ' 39 cents. All-cotton Bleached ' and Half Bleached Damask, 25 cents. Doilies, 25 cents to $3 per dozen. Mercerized Napkins, 17 inches square, at 50 cents per dozen. All-Linen Napkins, $1 to $3 per dozen. New shipment of our 75 cents and H Broadcloth Just received. Three shipments of Cloaks to arrive this week. Our stock of Knit Underwear has received a liberal replenishing. Many of the numbers were so good they sold fast. New stock just in. Infants' Wrappers, 25 and 50 cents. Children's Gray Vests, 40 to 75 cents. Children's White Wool Vests, 60 and ?5 cents. Extra value In Unbleached Canton Flannel at 8 and 10 cents. AND BUT TOUR SUITS HERE The faultless fit of our Clothing is really remarkable "the Clothes scarcely need any alterations" the salesmen report. "Why, this a Better Suit than my tailor ever gave me for $25.00," is the remark a customer made in speaking of our -: FIFTEEN DOLLAR SUITS : The concave shoulders, the snug fitting collars, the smooth setting fronts are all the result of the most earefot designing and making. SMITH&BRISTOW OVERCOATS In all the very newest and warmest fabrics. Every fashionable wave and color Is represented. The highest talent is employed in fashioning these garments. BUSINESS SUITS That have a distinctive air of elegance in many different cloths and colors. ENDEL'S 120 SOUTH MAIN y. ,. ........ (IP

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