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Thurmond Replies to Dial's
1 To the Editor of. The State:
The reply to my communication <
recent date by Senator Dial necess
tates a rebuttal, to keep the recoi
straight. In his reply, Senator Di
Says: "In 1912 and 1918 several <
us were candidates for the senat
Mr. Thurmond was manager of Se]
ator Tillman's campaign both tim<
and organized the state against me
Senator Dial must have a nigh
mare about those campaigns. Whi
I was an ardent friend of Senate
Tillman in those campaigns, Senate
Tillman did not need a campaig
manager when Senator Dial was i
the race against him. The senate
further says: "Mr. Thurmond is a
so in error as to what transpired i
Washington. I suggested the namin
of my friend, T. P. Cothran, for a]
pointment as district attorney, h
being one of the strongest lawyei
in the South, a lifelong friend c
mine and a strong supporter in a
my campaigns. The attorney genei
al informed me he would consicle
the matter, and we Would discuss i
further. I left word at the Whit
House to see the president at th
proper time. A few days later Mi
Thurmond's nomination came to th
senate. I communicated with th
White House and they were ver;
much surprised and they asked me t
hold Mr. Thurmond's appointmen
up in the senate and also suggeste;
that I see the attorney general. I de
dined the latter suggestion. Late
the attorney' general 'phoned to mi
to come up as he desired to confe:
with me and said he was ready t<
appoint Mr. Cothran."
I will nail that statement with thi
' following letter:
. August 20, 1921
"Hon. J. Wm. Thurmond: I hav<
your letter of the 20th instant. S(
far as I was concerned while attor
ney general no other action was eve:
considered than your appointment a?
district attorney, and I am quite sure
that I never said anything either tc
Senator Dial or anybody eise to in
dicate any other intention. I did mj
best to persuade Senator Dial tc
withdraw his opposition to you
While I have a high respect for Mr
Cothran, I certainly never told Sen
ator Dial or anybody else that I was
ready to support Mr. Cothran.
;"A. Mitchell Palmer."
Senator Dial seemed to forget thal
the attorney general is still alive.
The senator says further: "Mr.
Thurmond is also in error about my
not being able to defeat his confir
mation in the senate, if I had desired.
Any senator can defeat the confir
mation of any one in his state in. a
Certainly Senator Dial was wrong
in this instance, for evidence, is con
vincing that he did all that he could
to defeat me but did not succeed. He
failed because the president, the at
torney general and one pf the South
Carolina senators were all for me.
In addition to the fact that I had
. been a friend of Senator Tillman,
quite possibly, another reason that
made him oppose me so strenously
was, I guess that Mr. Cothran was
disappointed in . not being selected
district judge, and senator Dial feel
ing his deep obligation to Mr. Coth
ran desired to placate him by offer
ing to him the position that I held.
The senator's reference to the fed
l eral judgeship contest reminds me of
his camouflage tactics as given me
by'a reliable gentleman of Green
ville, who was in Washington, D. C.,
just after the contest ended. In it the
friends of the different candidates
. kept well acquainted with the move
ments of one another, and the Green
ville gentleman gave me the follow
ing facts secured by him from re
liable sources in Washington, to wit:
Senator Dial appeared before a
representative of the department cf
justice and presented a list contain
ing certain names, the first two of
whom were , in the following order,
Glenn, Cothran, and then others, and
stated to said representative that
they were all over 60, whereupon the
representatives of the department of
justice remarked, "Their age elim
inates them, does it not?"
There was a rule of the depart
ment of justice forbidding the ap
, pointment of any aspirant to a fed- ;
eral judgeship if over 60 years of age 1
and Mr. Cothran was a little over 60
After this remark by the said repre- -
sentative, Senator Dial produced an- 1
other list of names in the following
order: A. C. Todd, C. C. Feather- 1
stone, H. H. Watkins and others. 1
Soth lists were already prepared, s
Senator Dial notified the represen- i
tative of the department of justice i
that neither the name of Frank B. 1
Cary nor of Thomas S. Sease need 1
be sent to the senate for the position
of district judge for he would
not allow either one to be
confirmed. So the senator's real el
igible list was headed by his law
partner, Mr. A. C. Todd, and by the
way an excellent lawyer. Of course
the department of justice would not
appoint Senator Dial's law partner.
The reasons are apparent. Possibly,
Mr. Cothran's age would have preclu
ded him. However it is a fact that the
rule forbidding the appointment, of
a federal judgeship of a person over
60 years of age has been waived and
relaxed time after time. My recol
lection is that Judge Woods was
over 60 when appointed to the cir
cuit court of appeals, I am inform
ed that A. C. King of Atlanta, Ga.,
appointed as judge on the circuit
court of appeals in the spring of 19
20, was over 63 years of age.
So it appears that Senator Dial,
in the fight for his partner lost both
his partner and his next friend, for
the Hon. H. H. Watkins was appoint
ed to the district judgeship.
The above facts ?tre given that the
people of South Carolina may see
what manner of man they have in the
position once filled by Calhoun, Mc
Duffie, Tillman and other such in
telligent and broadminded statesmen,
representatives of all classes.
J. Wm. Thurmond.
Three May Leave Harding's
Washington, Aug. 31.-Washing
ton, as a topic of common gossip, is
now discussing the future disinte
gration of the cabinet of "supermen,"
with the same interest and assu
rance that Washington discussed
some months ago, its organization.
Briefly it is understood that:
(1) Secretary Mellon of the "de
partment of the treasury, finds the
financial affairs of the government
less interesting than his own, and
that as soon as the pending fiscal leg
islation is completed, he will ask to
be permitted to return to the field
of personal operation.
(2) Harry M. Daughterty, attor
ney general of the United States, will
in the near future offer his resigna
tion to the president, and return to
private practice, as result of which
he hopes to accumulate a fortune
against old age. %
(3) Herbert Hoover, secretary of
commerce, is not satisfied with his
opportunity of rendering vital and
spectacular service at the head of a
comparatively minor department, and
that for his attitude as a "mute in
glorious Milton," he holds the chief
executive in part responsible.
The Mellon report is denied, but it
is a matter of discussion just the
same. It is said that Hoover is not
"sore" with the president, but that
he longs for an operation in which
he holds practically unlimited power.
He is sponsoring Henry Ford as a
bidder for the government's proper
ties at Muscle Shoals, and is said to
be chafing under the delay of the
secretary of war in reaching a con
It is regarded as true that the at
torney general will retire. He is 65
years of age, and it was generally
understood from the beginning. that
he would not complete his term. He
will return to a large practice with
the prestige of having served as at
torney general of the United States.
As ? member of the Harding cabinet,
he fias been regarded as the chief
political adviser. He scored a suc
cess in this field far superior to that
of Albert Burlestori ^who played the.
same role in the cabinet of president
As successor to Mr. Daughterty,
Guy D. Goff is discussed. Goff is son
to former counsel for the United
States shipping board, and is now
assistant attorney general.
In this connection, secretary
Hughes of the state department is
said to be entirely satisfied. He is
perhaps the most important figure
ri Washington. In the beginning,
however, it was regarded as certain
;hat he would ask for relief as soon
is the administration got well under
Lawyers Sound Sharp Warning
.Cincinnati, Aug. 31.-Commer- i
:ial and social leaders who scoff * at
;he federal prohibition law are aid
ng the cause of anarchy and pro
noting mob violence, robbery and
?omicide, it was declared today in a
warning issued to the people of
America by the judicial section of I
;he American Bar association.
"The people of the Unit?d States -
lave undertaken to suppress the age- ?
ong evil of the liquor traffic," the 1
?tatement signed by Judge Charles
1. Woods of South Carolina, chair- ;
nan of the section, said. "When for i
he gratification of their appetites,
awyers, bankers, merchants and I
manufacturer, and social leaders,
both men and women, scoff at this
law, or any other law, they are aid
ing the cause of anarchy and promet
ing mob violence, robbery and homi
They are sowing dragon's teeth
and they need not be surprised when
they find that no judicial or police
authority can keep our "country or
; humanity from reaping the harvest/'
The statement was issued after a
.large audience had listened to Wil
liam Howard Taft, chief justice of
the supreme court of ^the United
States, urge measures to reduce de
lay in the courts. He recommended
appointment of 18 new judges, two
for each federal district, to aid in
clearing the dockets.
Introduction of a report by Elihu
Root, chairman of the legal educa
tion section, in the sections after
noon session, aroused considerable
controversy over the requirements
for admission to the bar.
After a turbulent session, the re
port was adopted and. will be pre
sented to the association tomorrow
It recommends two years college and
three years law schooling, to admit
to the bar, in schools maintaining
The patent law section heard a re
with the same interest and assuy
trade mark laws, which it referred
back to the committee after discus
sion for further revision.
Three Lose Lives Near Green
Greenwood, Aug. 31.-As a result
of a series of homicides in this coun
ty last night, Willie C. Herring, a
Thirteenth division veteran, is dead,
shot to death by Policeman T. E.
Dukes at Ninety Six, after Herring
had shot six times' at officers: and
two negroes , a woman and a two
year old child, are dead, having been
shot to death by Nathan Wardlaw,
a negro at Hodges last night? in a fit
of jealousy, sheriff E. M. White and
his deputies are looking for Fred
Chiles, charged with a third shoot;
ing affair in which W. C. Hill, keep
er of a country store on the Green
wood-Saluda line, was slightly
wounded in the face this morning
with shot from a shotgun.
Willie C. Herring, the former
service man, who was shot, had stop
ped in the business section of
Ninety Six late yesterday afternoon,
according to the officers, and ??N??
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cursing and creating a disturbance
in the streets. Officers, T. E. Dukes
and J. C. Rush started toward the
scene and Herring began firing at
them as they .approached. He is said
to have shot four times at Officer
Rush, the officer returning his fire,
aiming at his feet in the hope of
forcing him . to surrender without
! killing him, the officer declared.
Officer Dukes covered Herring
with his gun and ordered him to
surrender after being shot at once
Herring is alleged to have thrown
up his hands and exclaimed, "I won't
hurt you, Mr. Dukes." The officer
dropped his gun to his side, and as
he did so, Herring is said to have
lowered his own gun, firing directly
at the officer's head. Officer Dukes
dodged and returned the fire, the
bullet taking effect in Harding's ab
domen. The wounded man was
brought to the Greenwood Hospital
last night, but died shortly after
midnight. He had been treated for
the effect of gas received on the
French front. His twin brother, Jim
mie Herring, was killed in France
and he was severely gassed and shell
The police officers came to Green
wood and surrendered to the sheriff
Andreila Belcher and her two year
old niece, Tommie Romans, negroes
were shot to death about ten o'clock
last night near Hodges in this coun
ty by Nathan Wardlaw, according to
Wardlaw's own confession. He was
in jail. Rebecca Belcher, the dead
woman's mother, and her sister, Mag
gie Romans, were also shot by .the
negro but noot seriously hurt. Ward
law claims he found Tom Harris at
the home of the Belcher woman and
began shooting. He fired once
through the wall and once through
each of two windows. The two year
old child was killed instantly. The
woman bled to death.
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More Garages Than Homes
Being Built in United States.
We have been attracted by a com
pilation by the Charleston News and
Courier of figures of the Federal De
partment of Labor. By this compil
ation it is shown that for 196 cities
of more than 35,000 population each
over 32 per cent, of the total popu
lation of the country, 68,687 houses
and 5,402 two-family houses were
built in 1920 to accommodate the
growing needs of 34,572,904 people.
During the same period 93,121 gar
ages were bu?t, or 12,018 more
homes for automobiles than homes
The figures given above do not
take into account 1,496 apartment
houses or 239 apartment houses built
with stores combined, it is explained
by the News and Courier. However,
Secretary of Labor, Davis Ts quoted
by the Washington correspondent of
the Philadelphia public ledger as
saying that even after making lib
eral estimates to cover the number of
families who could be taken care of
in these apartment houses, automo
biles fared better than families. Sec
retary Davis calls attention to the
fact that during 1920 more money
was spent on motion picture and
other amusement places than on
churches and hospitals combined,
and the amount of money invested
in school houses in the cities named
was only about half as great as the
imount of money spent on garages.
Peculiar Casa Up For Hear
The question arising in the case
)f Wesley Scott and Mrs. Lena
Seigler, of the Rocky Spring section,
vho were arrested last week charged
vith living in adultery, is seemingly
vhether a second marriage of a
:ouple, divorced from their former
nates in another state, is legal in
iou th Carolina.
Both Scott and Mrs. Seigler claim
o have been divorced from their
'ormer mates before their marriage
our or five months ago but it ap
>ears that both the former wife of
Scott and the former husband of
rlrs. Seigler are still living.
The warrant for the arrest of the
ouple was sworn out by the son
ff the woman.
The case came up before Magis
rate Raborn for a hearing Friday,
fte couple were represented by
bhn F. Williams. Solicitor Gunter
ook the position that although one
tate must recognize the laws of
.nother-South Carolina having no
livorce law as it is known- no pro
ection is afforded when it is sought
The couple were bound over to
he higher court in the sum of $300
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