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?Governor Cooper Denies Soi
Carolina is Under "iMob
Columbia, S. C., Aug. 19.-Smart
under the charges made in differ
South Carolina newsDapers the 1
week that South Carolina had surr
dered to mob violence, Governor Coo
returned to Columbia today from Ps
Mountain, where he is spending
summer, and issued a statement tak
the newspapers td task for their utt
"These papers virtually charge tl
a mob of armed citizens bas defied i
law and the officers," says the gi
emor, "has been holding up citizens
the public highway and ? marching tra
and no steps have been taken to p
vent it. I assume that some one c<
nected with these papers~1s in a pc
tion to give specific instances of su
acts of violence. I have endeavor
and am now endeavoring through t
only available channels to find out t
truth about these mattera. I did r
deem it advisable to publish in theda
press that an investigation would
made and the persons who violate t
law brought to1 trial; but since the nev,
papers are determined to have a new
paper trial, I feel compelled to ask f
my "day in court.'"
Mobs Invade Trains.
The editorials had reference to tl
"hide and seek" game which office
were playing with the confessed mu
derers of William Brazell, Columb
taxi-driver, in Lexington county, Sui
day night, August 7, and the activity
Of the mob in Augusta and near Colun
bia. Two of the prisoners were brougl
to Charleston from Savannah last Sm
day morning and lodged in the Charle:
ton jail. Sunday night the train c
which Sheriff Roof of Lexington wi
returning to Columbia was invaded b
members of a mob three miles belo'
Columbia, five armed members of th
mob, with masks over their faces pas:
ing through the coach on which Sheri!
Roof was riding. A representative c
the Columbia State and also a rep?
sentative of the Charleston News an
Courier were on this same train. An
other train was gone through by a mo
this same evening only a short distanc
away. If the ? newspapers are unabl
to make good their charges, tbe gov
emor presumes they will apologize.'
"As eovernor of the state I call upoi
every citizen, and especially the news
papers, to furnish me any informatior
which will enable the proper officers tx
ascertain who composed the personne
of any. mob or assemblage of persons ir
connection with the Brazell murder
case. If the newspapers who have
made the charge that state government
has abdicated and surrendered to the
mob are unable to make good the
charges which they make, I assume,
. of course, that they will make due
apology to the state which they have
slandered. If they can furnish the in
formation desired, they should have
done so and should have given the le
gal authorities an opportunity to act
before charging them with indifference
"It is not out of place, in this con
nection to say that the chief difficulty
which the officers interested seem to
have had in dealing with the threat of
mob violence was the fact that the
newspapers published to the world ev
ery movement of the officers and there
by enabled those who would do violence
to the law to have the advantage of
advance information. When there seem
ed to be danger of violence to prison
ers in legal custody my first concern,
naturally, was to prevent any act of
The sheriff of Lexington county,
where this horrible murder was com
mitted, went to Savannah, Georgia,
where two of the prisoners were in cus
tody, and the fact of his departure was
published in the afternoon papers.
When he left Savannah, ostensibly for
Columbia, with his prisoners in charge,
this fact also was given wide publicity.
When his prisoners were dslivered to
the sheriff of Charleston county and
were securely guarded, the officers, as
well as the governor, were charged
again with surrendering to the mob be
cause the prisoners were not brought
forthwith to Columbia where the mob
was supposed to be forming.
"To have adopted this course would
probably have meant the shedding of
blood and the unnecessary sacrifice of
human life. It is a well known fact
that the jail at Lexington is insecure,
if tnere was no danger of violence from
without. These prisoners must be in
carcerated, therefore, elsewhere than
in Lexington until the time of trial. I
am unable to see where the state gov
ernment is failing in its duty when it
decides to hold prisoners in the jail at
Charleston in preference to placing
them in the jail or penitentiary at Co
lumbia. The penitentiary is not a de
tention house, but it is a prison where
person are incarcerated after convic
tion. It frequently happens, of course,
' that prisoners before trial are placed
in the penitentiary for safe keeping.
There would be no objection to such a
course in the present case, but there is '
no necessity for it unless there is rea- 1
.son to apprehend danger of a success-1
ful attack on the Charleston jail.
In Touch With Situation.
"There seems to be an idea, also,
that the governor of the-state cannot
discharge the duties of his office unless
he is at his desk in the governor's of
fice in the state capitol. I wish to say
that I have been in constant and con
tinuous touch with the whole situation,
by telephone and telegraph from my
temporary residence on Paris Mountain
and have given the same instruction
and advice that I would have given had
I been in Columbia. It is neither cus
tomary nor advisable, in my opinion,
for the governor to be personally in
charge and immediately on the scene of
a disturbance of this character. It fre
quently happens that such an outbreak
is threatened in a distant part of the
state from Columbia, and 1 have never
known but one instance where the gov
ernor left his office to go to the scene
of trouble. ^
Says Sheriff of Job.
"As soon as I was informed that
there was a probable danger from an
act of violence and that a mob was
forming in,Columbia, I communicated
with Sheriff Heise and directed him to
use his entire police force and I would
give him additional men if necessary,
and that every person found in his
county who was participating or threatr
ening to participate, in any act of vio
lence, or who was going armed, mak
ing demonstratio? to the terror of the
peace of the community, should be ar
rested and committed to jail. 1 ?m as
sured by Sheriff Heise that he has been
vigilant and has been unable to dis
cover any threatened act of violence.
He assures me that persons who were
supposed to have gone to Augusta,
Georgia, and entered the jail there,
left the city of Columbia quietly, and
when he was informed of their depart
ure, he notified the sheriff of Augusta,
Georgia. I was unable to get in direct
communication with Sheriff Roof of
Lexington, but I have had a conference
with him today and he assures me that
he has been vigilant and active in the
discharge of his duty. I did get a mes
sage to bim similar to the one given
"It is rather significant that in al
most every instance where I had occa
sion to use either the telephone or tele
graph, information as to the contents
of my conversation or message in some
mysterious way found its way to per
sons on the streets and to members, br
sympathizers of the would-be lynchers.
This matter I would like to call to the
attention bf the authorities of the tele
phone and telegraph companies."
Was to Answer Hammond.
Columbia, S. C., Aug. 19.-Governor
dooper, v/ho has been ^ summering in
Sreenville, returned to his office in Co
lumbia today to handle the situation
surrounding the holding of the two
prisoners in Charleston, C. 0. Fox and
Jesse Gappins, charged with the killing
of William Braze]], Columbia taxi
driver. The governor arrived shortly
after noon and had a conference with
Sheriff Alex Heise of Columbia. After
the conference it was stated that there
was nothing for publication; that the
?overnor had not made any plans of
action regarding the recent crime sit
uation in the state. It is expected that
the governor will make some statement
late this afternoon or to-morrow.
Asked whether the governor would
send to Charleston for the two men
neld there, it was stated that he had
reached no decision in this direction,
[t is understood the Columbia sheriff
asked the governor about a reward for
the apprehension of the negro who
?arly Wednesday morning shot and
.stiled policeman Henry Brown of the
A large posse of men and officers left
Columbia this morning for Blythewood
to take up again the hunt for the man
who killed the policeman.
This is the third day that the man
bunt has continued without success.
The bloodhounds which were in use
were'found to be of little value and
were sent back to their owner, Sheriff
Blease of Newberry.
Governor Cooper stated this after
noon that he was preparing a state
ment on the situation surrounding the
nob activities in recent days and would
make this public later. Regarding the
two' men in Charleston the governor
stated that if he had any plans regard
ing them he could not make the matter
public. "There has been too much
newspaper publicity in regard to thia
matter already" the governor added.
In bis statement, the governor will
leal with the activities of the mob, the
iemand of Judge Hammond at Augus
ta, for an apology, and the recent de
mand made by the press in many parts
)f the state for the bringing to Colum
Dia of the two men now held in the
Charleston jail. .
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THE CITY'S SOUL
^ By LYDIA LION ROBERTS.
(?, 1321, by McClure Newspaper Syndicate.)
"My soul, Lottie, plaintively mocked'
Frank-, "you're as pleasant as a bliz
zard. What in the world is the mat
ter with you lately?"
"I guess it's my soul," Lottie re
plied ruefully. "I've lost it some
where. Since nursing the family
through the grippe I've forgotten I
ever had a soul. I think it has
drowned in the dishpan."
Frank watched her as she nervous
ly got the children ready for school,
a worried frown between her usually
merry brown eyes.
"No, I don't want any more break
fast," Lottie said, as he waited for
her to sit opposite him. "I don't feel
hungry lately; I just feel cross."
"Listen, dear," said Frank briskly
as he got up to get his overcoat, "I'm
going to give you .$5 and I want you
to use it ' to find your soul. When
you've found it briug it home with
you and we'll try to make it so con--j
tented it won't leave you again."
"I wouldn't blame the whole family
for leaving," smiled Lottie. "I'm so
disagreeable it's a wonder anyone can
live with me, let alone a fine; hand
some husband like you," she roguish
"Well, I formed the pleasant habit
years ago and I'm getting so old I
hate to change my habits," declared
Frank cheerily as he- hurried off to
A few hours later Lottie stood gaz-.
lng at the tempting window displays.
"I haven't had a thing new all win
ter," she told herself. "I think the
shock of seeing myself In a new waist
would make me better at* once."
After her purchase she walked slow
ly along the crowded streets.
The flapping and whirring of wings
attracted ber attention and she
stopped to watch the pretty scene.
A boy with the look of strong, clean
youth, growing into manhood, was
standing in the middle of a path. Al
most motionless except for a slight
opening of his hand, an absorbed
smile on his freckled face, he lured
i the fat, placid pigeons close to him by
bis offer of their favorite food. As he
scattered the peas around him the
eager birds walked up his back, wad
dled around his neck, clung to his
arms and shoulders and rested on his
"Oh, to be an artist," sighed Lottie
in appreciation of the beauty of the
picture. "I'll carry that picture home
In my brain gallery to tell the chil
Almost before she realized it the
noon bells rang out.
"I have just time to step Into the
cathedral for the noon service," she-|
planned. "I've lived near the city all
my life and never been in before.'*
The brief sermon over, the singing
done, many people went out, but Lot
tie lingered with others. Presently
the grand tones of the organ filled
the room, and. clear and sweet rose
the haunting strains of a violin.
"Any woman," said Lottie to her
self, as she quietly wiped her eyes,
"who couldn't go back to work after
that, with her soul big and whole
and her heart full of love to be poured
out on her family-well-this woman
had just better, or she's a slacker in
the battle of life.
"Now for a stroll down my favorite
famous street, and then back to the
train," she decided, as she left the
"Of all adorable combinations of
quaint knockers, lovely doorways, .old
world windows, and the benediction
left by the spirits of the good and
great people who have lived here
ls lt possible to get such an atmo
sphere anywhere but in my own dear,
dirty, heart-warming city!" exclaimed
Lottie, as her walk led her finally to
the river sparkling merrily In the sun.
"Almost train time, but I've just a
few minutes to see this picture on ex
hibition at one of the big stores."
. "Four hundred years ago this pic
.ture was .painted," she heard the lec
turer say, as she slipped into the hall.
"That was before this country was
settled," thought Lottie. "Before the
Inventions and modern marvels. Yet
I today, just one tired little house
wife, sit here and view the unfaded
richness, the glowing colors of that
picture. The artist Is gone, but he
left a bit of his soul on canvas and
after 400 'years lt speaks to my
cramped, kitchen-bound one and bids
"Oh, bless anyone who gives any
thing to the world that makes us big
ger and better, so that we can hand
on the heritage of beauty to our chil
dren! Tm going home where I be
long, and 'carry on' my share. I've
got the loveliest home and finest man,
and most remarkable children that
any woman needs to keep her soul
safe and strong.
"I guess my soul just had growing
pains-let's hope lt has stretched a
little today.'/ And with a whimsical
smile at herselt Lottie turned home
"Weil?" Inquired Frank, after he
had listened with a pleased smile to j
her account of the day, "how ^Is
"Keep still, you teaso," answered
Lottie. "Yes, I found it whero. I al
ways do-in the city. There's a
mighty rhythm, a power and a peace,
always to be found by those who
seek, I~ the soul of the city. Tra
rendy to go 'marching on,' in tune
again with life."
WAtCH FOR STOMACH WORMS
Sheep Raisers Should Practice Every
Known Preventive Measure
and Use Remedy.
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
With tlie approach of warm weather
sheep raisers are warned by special
ists of the United States Department
of Agriculture to watch for stomach
worms and put into practice every
known preventive measure. The
stomach worm, they say, is one of the
most serious parasites of sheep, oc
curring over almost the entire world
where there are sheep, cattle and oth
er suitable host animals. In the
United States lt is most plentiful in
the South, where it is favored by
abundance of warmth and moisture,
but ir is also quite common and serf
o?s in the Middle West and in low,
wet areas throughout the entire coun
try. It Is present in smaller numbers
and does less damage in the high, dry
and coo' areas of the Rocky mountain
The first things noticed about sheep
Infested with stomach worms are dull
ness and lack of thrift. Later the skin
becomes pale, as do the linings of the
mouth and eyelids, which is due to Im
poverishment, of the blood from the
bloodsucking habjt of the worms. In
fested sheep ala? may have a swell
ing ender the Jaw, known as "bottle
Stomach-worm Infection Is spread
by. the droppings of Infested sheep.
The eggs of the parasites In the drop
pings hatch out and the young worms,
which are microscopic in size, crawl
up grass blades and are swallowed by
sheep as they graze. In the stomach
the worms become mature In about
three weeks. If the fourth stomach,
or rennet,--of an Infested sheep or
Iamb be examined soon after death,
the stomach worms can be se?n
squlrminr about, slender, reddish In
color, a^out an inch long.
A satisfactory remedy for this dis
ease If used in time, .the specialists
Feed Sheep Properly-An Overfed
Flock Pays but Little Better Than
an Undr.-fed One.
say, ls a 1 per cent solution of cop
per sulphate in water. A dose which
has beeu found satisfactory is 100
mils (about three ounces) for yearling
and older sheep, and half as much for
lambs three months old or older. To
make this solution, dissolve one-fourth
pound of copper sulphate in one pint
of boiling water, then add cold water
to make a total of three gallons of
the solution. This amount is sufficient
to treat 100 adult sheep. The use of
this remedy once a month during the
grazing season will prevent or great
ly reduce losses from stomach worms.
Young animals and uninfected
sheep should be separated from older
or Infested animals. Pastures which
have been used by infested animals
are dangerous to young animals and
uninfested ones. The first essential
In preventive measures is to protect
young animals, for they are more sus
ceptible to parasitic infestation than
older ones. Consequently, the safest
pasture should be furnished to the
lambs, ?the older sheep taking the more
dangerous land, where lt ls necessary
for sheep to go back to old pasture
within a year.
In a plan of rotating pastures to,
keep down stomach worms, the sheep
may be moved over cornfields, hay
fields and stubble of various sorts.
When different kinds of stock are ro
tated on pastures, sheep may safely
follow horses or swine, but not cat
tle or goats, as the latter may be In
fested with stomach worms and a
number of other worms common to
sheep, goats and cattle.
USE CARE IN WORKING COLTS
Heavy Pulling ls Liable to Result In
Sweeney-Wasting of Mus
cles ls Symptom.
Colts should be put to work very
gradually, especially in the case of
plowing, as heavy pulling at this stage
ls apt to result In sweeney. The first
symptom usually ls a wasting away
vt tb? ?raseles on the outside of the
shoulder blade, the skin seemingly
growing fast to the bone.
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