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REGARDS APPOINTMENT OF
OFFICER AT BROGON
Messrs. Bonham, Watkins and Al
len are Attorneys for Mill and
Bring Matter to Sheriff's Atten
Tho following corespondence paus
ed between Messrs. Bonham, Wulktus
and Alien, attorneys, und Sheriff
Ashley yesterday In regard to protec
tion lo tho mill property at the Bro
.'Anderson, Sept. ir., 1915.
Hon. J. M. ii. Aahley,. Sheriff.
Anderson, S. C.
Dear Sir: -
We understand from Mr. (?osBctt
that you feel yourself unable to af
ford protection to the property, ofll
oera, agent and employers of Bro
gon mill because you have not suffi
cient force to cope with the strikers,
who t.;reaten Injury to them. This
situation alwaya confront u sheriff
when a mob defies him, but the I a ft
provides help for him. You have only
to call on tho governor for assistance
and you will get lt. As the attor
neys of Bregon mills we feel lt our
duty to remind you that this mill ls
engaged tu interstate commerce, and
If forced to do BO will appeal to thc
federal courts and authorities for pro
tection. It prefers however to ap
peal to you as the highest peaco offi
cer of the county, and to the state
authorities, for that protection to
which it is entitled. You aro fully
aware of the danger to which the
property of tho mill and the lives
and persons of the officers, agents and
.employers thereof are subjected. You
havo removed without cause the effi
cient peace officers who was there,
and declined to appoint in bis stead
any one of those suggested by the
officers of the mill. It is all tho more
incumbent therefore en you as sheriff
to give the protection asked for. We
ask that you notify us at once of
your purpose and plans to afford thia
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GUS ANTONAKAS, Prop.
Write to I
protection; as In tho event you fail
or refuse to give it our duty will he
to take steps to secure it otherwise.
W?> wiall to co-operato with you and
tiirougli you, to uphold the law, pre
serve the peace and protect the prop
erty, person H and lives, and as the
legul representatives of the mill, we
call upon you to take immediate steps
to <;ffect these purposes.
"Kindly give us an immediate an
"Yours very truly.
"Monham, Watkins & Allen."
Th?? WltrerifTs Reply.
"Anderson, Sept. 15, 1916.
"Messrs. Bonham, Watkins & Allen.
"Anderson, South uCroliua.
"You letter of September ir?, re
ceived. I did not tell Mr. Ciossctt
that 1 vas not aide to afford protec
tion to the employers of the Drogou
mill and to tho llrogon mill property,
and was unable to manage this strike.
I have soen no mobs defying tho
sheriff and not until! the people of tho
llrogon mill do defy tho sheriff shall
I call upon the governor for any
"AB to the Brogon mill being en
guged in interstate commerce, and
as for you calling on the federal
courts for protection does not w-.rry
mo in tho least. Now, as to the Hro
gou mill and the lives of the oMcurs.
agents, and employes thereof being
endangered, I don't think there is one
blt of danger as I have Just returned
from there, and I found everything
"As for tlie removal of the efficient
peace officer whom you speak of and
who you say was removed . without
cause. I removed him because of the
fact that during this previous trou
ble at the Brogon mill, he Ignored
tho sheriff's office, and called in
those whom he knew would cause
trouble, and he came very near Slav
ing trouble. I have no regret for
firing him out and will not appoint
another who I think will aggravate
mnd cause trouble with the operatives.
If the mill authorities want a man
there all the time and will pay him,
I will appoint one or two, cad will
station them there. Ti ion If any
thing arises that can't be managed,
they may call on me, and I will
come, but as frr me to stay there all
the time, I cannot do lt, as I have
other work to do. I hope now, if you
want protection through the sheriff's
ellice that you will follow my sugges
tions here as the law provides, oth
erwise you may call on the govern
or. United States government, or
anyone else you want to.
"Yours very truly,
"Jo? M. H. Ashley,
"Sheriff Anderson County."
GIVE RECEPTION AT
COLLEGE ASSOCIATION IS
NOW MAKING PLANS
Is tba Dat? Set and tba Public ia
Invited to Attend-Details
to Be Announced Later.
The ladies of the Anderson College
association announced yesterday that
they were making arrangements for
a public reception at Anderson Col
lege on next Tuesday evening at 8:'IO.
The college opona this morning and
by Tuesday everything will be In
good running order.
It is the Intention of tho associa
tion to make the reception on Tues
day evening the largest affair eyer
held at the college and one of
the grandest that will bc 'held this
year. Tho invitation hi given to the
public tr, attend, meet the jtudents
and members of tho college faculty
aad welcome them to Anderson.
The committee on arrangements
hos not yet planned tho details "but
these will be -announced in Tba 'In
Seme Owners sf Kcal Estate.
(From tho Philadelphia Public Led
Three individuals pay taxes on
about ono-thirteontr ot all the real es
tate in Philadelphia. Mrs. Penfield,
wife of the Amerlcsa ambassador to
Auserria, heads the list. John Wana
maker is second and P. A. Widener
Together they own more Whoo $60,
000,000 of properly in Ulis city.. In
Manhnttan, 13 persona of estates own
ono-flftecnth ov all tte taxable real
estate on that Island; but lt will bo
noted that their holdings ass propor
tionately much smaller than those of
the three great property owners here.
Philadelphia has 'mor? landowners
.than are found io New York, despite
the Immense concentration in the
three ?ianda mentioned. A largo pro
portion of the 375,000 homes are
owned by chose who Ure in them, and
thia wide diffusion of proprietary in
terest ls the largest single factor in
making Philadelphia the moat patri
otic and loyal of American clues.
I see where there is a plan on foot
to make every servant girl aa 'edu
cated household scientist.' " *
"Do you think it is prac tl c?bler*
"lt's hard to say. My experience
and observation Ia that 'scientist' tn
tho kitchen means a dyspeptic In the
dining rocan.^fttr-mtnghsm Aga?wer>
15 WEEKS <mxs?BD 30 REELS
FOURTH Episode of THE BROKEN COIN
REGARDING STRIKE NOW
ON AT THE BROGON
Of ihe Trouble or Difference?
Now Existing Between Man
agement and Operatives.
The following statement regarding
to the strike waa prepared by the
management of tho Brogon mill yes
terday afternoon for the press:
Statement by Management.
At the beginning of the strike at
tho Brogan mill on Tuesday morning,
a large crowd assembled on the mill
ground at an early hour, and block
ed each entrance. Mr. Causey, tbe
superintendent, was the first of the
officers to arrive on the scene, and as
ho attempted to enter the mill he waa
surrounded by the crowd and told
that he could not enter. He told
! them that he waa custodian of the
property, that Ilia place was in the
mill, and that he waa going in. Af
ter considerable argument, they ad
vised bim to see the committee in
charge of the ?trike and perhaps they
would give him permission to go in.
He declined to do this; wheresi?10:1
one of the party wont away, stayed
a. short While, and upon his return
Mr. Causey was allowed to KO into
the mill. Afterward Mi. J. T. Craw
ford, paymaster, appeared and at
tempted to enter ono of tne mill
doors. . The crowd told him that he
could not enter, and aa ho made an
effort to do so they took hold of
him and prevented him from going
lng. Mr. B. B. Ooasett, vice presi
dent, Mr. J. P. Qossett. president,
and Mr. McGregor, secretary, upon
their arrival were allowed to enter
without molestation. However. M-~.
Cason, the shiping clerk. Mr. enfield,
the overseer of the cloth room, who
has charge of making up shipments,
and others, were prevented from on
taring. Thoreupon tho management
ot the mill appealed to tho sheriff
for protection. It was their earnest
desire that the matter ahould be
handled by the sheriff's office entire
ly. The sheriff readily went to the
scene, and at his instance the pay
master, the shipping clerk, and tl,
overseer of the cloth room were ad
mitted to the mill.' The sheriff went
into the mill and conferred with tho
president, and while there the ship
ping clerk and the paymaster took
out a case of goods and loaded it in
to a car for Interstate ehipmcnt. Aa
soon as they were seen leading the
shipment a large crowd rushed up.
blandishing sticks, and began curs
ing and threatened them. The
ctowd otated to Mr. Cotield that tie
bad no business In the mill, and that
the sheriff had only agreed to let the
office force in, and that they did not
intend to allow any goods shipped.
Whereupon, Mr. B. B. Gossett spok?t
to tho crowd, and told them that Mr..
i ? 1
Colloid waa ia tr..e mill by the sher
iffs authority. They replied that he
could not go back In the mill, where
upon Mr. Cossen & tated that that was j
a matter between them and the sher
iff. He then appealed to the sheriff,
who came out and stated to the crowd
that they could not prevent anyone
from going into the mill; that thc
management had assured him that
they had no intention of running Hie
machinery for the present, and that
if tltey attempted to do so " it would
take a hundred men to keep you boya
out of here." Mr. Cofield was after
ward allowed lo go in the mill. Af
terward, both on Tuesday and Wed
nesday, a numbai* of persons called at
the mill on business, and wero held
up by the crowd. On Wednesday,
morning, the assistant to the shipping
clerk, Mr. Cosby, was twice refused
admission, but afterward got in. A
large crowd, armed with sticks, ls
constantly menacing people who at
tempt to enter the mill. In fact, a
, force armed with sticks continually
stands on guard at oach entrance of
tiie mill. During Wednesday, the ov
erseer of the cloth room was again
retused admission and threatened" with
violence in the event he attempted to
go in. The parties again announc
ed that they did hot intend to allow
any work of any kind done at the mill.
Pinding ti At the entrance to the mill
was again guarded by men armed
with sticks Wednesday morning, and
that the threats and interference
continued, thc president of the mill
again appealed to the sheriff, tolling
him that tbe mill was virtually in a
state of a siege and that they were
unable to transact any business ex
cept ordinary routine business in his
immediate office, and that ho wante.l
that menacing crowd removed from
tiie entrances to the mill in order
I that those employees needed in the
discharge of the legitimate business
ol' tiie mill might enter. He stated
the situation fully to tho sheriff, who
said he would go over. The sheriff
again went to the mill, and after a
while returned, stating that every
thing was quiet at the mill. Not
withstanding, it Is a fact that the peo
ple who were debarred before ho
went there are still doha '.-ed en
trance to the mill, and as n conse
quence the business of the mill ls
practical ly at a standstill. Crowds
are still guarding the entrances to the
mill, and are still armed with slicks.
The sheriff bas bean fully Informed
ot tho situation. The mill Is oblig
ed to ship its goods in order to ful
fill its contracts. It was in view
of the overt acts of the strikers and
of their menacing attitude and threats
that the sheriff was appealed to; it was
hoped that ho would cheerfully take
the situation in h&nd and. prevent
trouble being brought either upon thc
mill authorities or those who wished
to continue their work, or upon the
strikers themselves. All that we
have asked is that the law be pro
perly enforced, and that is all taut wc
' AT THE EtDPVTODAY !
BIG FOOTBALL GIE
SCHEDULED OCT. 16
WILL BE PLAYED BETWEEN
WILL RAISE MONEY
For Necessary Guarantee-Will
Be One of Biggest and Best
Games in South.
Kffort8 aro boing made for Ander
son to (have a big football game be
tween Auburn and Clemson colleges
on October 16. Last fall, Mr. Porter
Whaley, secretary for the chamber of
commerce, entered into an agreement
with the Clemson authorities for this
game to be played here and Clemson
arranged the schedule accordlnglly.
Since Mr. Whaley lett, the directors
of the chamber of commerce have not
been willing for the organization to
be responsible for tho agreed guaran
tee. Several men of the city, how
ever, realizing that the good faith of
tlie town was pledged with Clemson
college lo have the game here, have
taken uup the matter with tho pro
per authorities and stops will be tak
en soon to get up a list as guarantors
for the necessary funds to have the
game played hero.
M'.-'ii who are in a position to know
state that Clemson college will have
the best football team this season it
has had since 1907 when its playing
was the ..lunation of the southern
Auburn, as ls usually the case, will
have one of the. best teams of any of
tho southern colleges, and since both
of the teams scheduled to play here
will bc very strong and equally match
ed. Anderson will have an opportunity
of having one of tba beat games play
ed in the south this season.
Clemson college wanta this game to
he played in Anderson and so do near
ly all of the representative people ot
the city. The game will attract many
people from all over this aection of
tho country to Anderaon and will in [
an advertising way alone means a j
great deal to the, city. .In addition J
to tills, if tho A nba rn-Clemson game
is played here, and the. attendance is
largo, and it Is a success from a fi
nancial standpoint, the authorities ot
Clemson college will use Anderaon In
the future as a place to stage many
ot their big football gamea. The peo
ple of tlie city, will no doubt, ho
glad to glvo the committee all assis
tance needed in making tills schedul
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