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"TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE, AND IT MUST FOLLOW AS THE NIGHT THE DAY: THOU CANST NOT THEN HE FALSE TO ANY MAN."
By STECK, SHELOR & SCHRODER. WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1011. New Sortes No. Oil.-Volume LX1
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"MOOSE" TO ENTER CAROLINA ?
lut Dilated tim? Roosevelt Candidate
May Oe on Blouse Ticket.
(Staff Cor. Atlanta Journal.)
Columbia, Sept. 9.-The most sig
nificant "hint" that a spilt between
the warring factions in South Caro
lina politics and a throwing of the
troubled question as 'to who is to be
Governor Into the general election
will be the signal for tho entrance of
the Roosevelt, or "Bull Moose"
party was contained In a note of
warning addressed to the Democratic
State Executive Committee by W. P.
Beard, publicity agent for Governor
Hls-opening charge that the "pres
ent political situation in South Caro
lina, arising as it does from a general
charge of fraud, put forth by tho de
feated candidate for Governor, Ira
B. Jones, and the consequent ill
feeling it has engendered among
our citizens, augurs ill for the future
solidity of white Democracy, and of
fers an opening for the Bull Moose,
is considered by many ns tantamount
to a statement to the committee that
they had better go slow, or assist
ance would be lent the "Bull Moose."
Warning of Tillman.
The Dleaso campaign writer and
publicity boomer cites the warning
of Tillman, who told the State com
mittee to go slow about throwing
Blease out, for he would certainly
run independently, and Roosevelt
would back him with all tho money
The public warnings are construed
by many to mean that if the State
committee should throw out Blease's
nomination, if fraud is found, that
Blease would run Independently in
the November elections, and that
there is grave danger of an alliance
betwc him and Roosevelt.
That Roosevelt ls looking to tho
South with longing eyes, and that he
would quickly step into a breach be
tween the wliite people in South Car
olina and make a fight for tho elec
toral vote of tills State no one will
deny. An alliance between Blease
and Roosevelt would throw tho
smouldering flames in South Carolina
Into bright white heat. The member
of the Blease Inner circle "dopes" it
out that Richard I. Manning is going
to be run for Governor in tho No
vember election by the antl-Blcasc
ites, and that Jones will be stood
aside. But tho "dope" goes further
and asserts that Senator Tillman will
be discarded and that John Cary
Evans will go before the Cenearl As
sembly as a candidate for Tillman's
seat, and the article argues that, as
the Legislature will be antl-Bloase,
this will naturally follow.
The State committee is overwhelm
ingly antl-Blcase, but tho Jones peo
ple laugh at the "dope" of the
Blease adherents and say that it is
simply a straw showing thal Blease
Is determined to run Independently
if the committee should throw him
ont. The State committee, heeding
the cry which came up from all
parts of the Stale to investigate the
Charges of wholesale fraud and ir
regttlarltles, and the public charge of
Governor Blease thal he Jones
forces had stuffed the ball? boxes to
tiio extent of 20.0110 votes, deter
mined to probe al) ?barges of fraud
to the bottom, regardless of who it
helped or hurt.
The schism between tho Blease and
anti-Dlease forces is dee)). Partisan
feeling ls running high, and both
.sides are thinking they are right. Tho
Jones people think that they have
been cheated out of the election by
wholesale fraud, while tho Blouse
people think the State committee ls
trying to count their man out after
he has won the nomination. lOach
sido views the other with suspicion,
and thus the uncertainty and doubt
of the outcome Increases.
Never fulls. Dny it now. It may save life.
Elape for fall
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La, S. C.
JY FOR CASH.
SOLDIERS TO BORDER.
Regiments t<> Mexican Frontier
Consider Situation Grave,
Washington, Sept. 7.-Two devel
opments in the Mexican situation to
day led observers of that situation to
regard conditions as grave. Presi
dent Taft ordered two full regiments
of cavalry to the border Une, and the
Madero government contemplated
asking permission of the United
States to transport Its loyal troops
through Texas and New Mexico to
attack the scattered bands of maraud
ing rebels sallying across the line at
tacking American ranches and steal
After Major Gen. Leonard Wood,
chief of.staJLof tb . army, ,had talked
over the telephone with President
Taft, at Beverly] the Thirteenth cav
alry, from Port D. A. Russell, Wyom
ing, and the Ninth cavalry, from Port
Kiley, Kansas, were put under rush
orders to join the border patrol.
The President authorized the im
port of 500 lilies and 150,000 rounds
of ammunition to tho beleaguerd
Americans in the Cananea district.
The President made it plain that
under no circumstances were the
troops to cross the Uno, and that ho
still regarded Intervention as an act
of the very last resort.
The United States probably would
permit Hie Madero government to
send troops through Texas and New
Mexico into northern Chihuahua, in
asmuch as the State Department has
demanded that Mexico send Federal
troops into northern Mexico to pro
tect Americans, it is assumed the
United States will co-operate with
President Madero In an effort to do
so. The Mexican Congress first au
thorized tlie sending of troops out of
its country. This was done in the
Beverly, Mass., Sept. 7.-Although
President Taft will not Intervene in
Mexico without the fullest delibera
tion uiion a step that would mean
war, his friends declared to-night that
Intervention is nearer than lt has
been since the first American troops
were rushed to the border, eighteen
lt can be stated on the highest au
thority that should the President de
cide that Intervention ls the only
course open to him, he will call Con
gress in September session and de
mand of it authority to send tho
American anny across tho border.
Under no circumstances, ho has told
his friends, would he do any un
friendly act against Mexico without
Friends of the President realize
that he will give the order to invade
Mexico only with the greatest reluct
Seeks No War Honors.
They are aware that it already has
been charged by Senators that the
President might send the army
Keross the line, malte himself a "war
President," and rely upon that to
hiing victory to himself and the Re
publican party in November. Mr.
Taft lias said that such a statement
is utterly Without foundation and
declared to his advisers that lt
would be hard to conceive of a Presi
dent who would use hs ofllce to
throw his country into a war which
experts have predicted could end in
not less than two years; that would
cost millions, that would mean the
sacrifico of thousands of lives and
ruin for years to come the basis *
this nation's friendship with t
Central and South American iv. .li
Tho implicit confidence that many
people have In Chamberlain's Collo,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy ls
rounded on their experience In the
uso of that remedy and their knowl
edge of tho many remarkable cures
it colic, diarrhoea and dysentery that
lt bas effected. For salo by all denl
The figures given bi
absolutely oorreot. Thej
giving below the indicate
House of Reps.
Clemson Col.. .
Dbl. Springs.. .
Bethlehem . . .
High Palls 2. .
Little River . .
Oak Grove . . .
Providence . . .
WeBt Union . .
Earle's Mill. . .
Long Creek .,
Picket Post ...
High Falls 1..
Holly Springs .
TOTALS,. . . |14H?|102l|l5f>l
SEND IN THE CLUB ROLLS, fl
Probe Groundwork Into Primary
Fraud Laid by Stephenson.
Columbia, Sept. 9.-The ground
work for the probe-.Into thc alleged
wholesale fraud in connection with
the recent primary in South Caro
lina was laid to-day in a letter from
W. P. Stevenson, the chairman of
tlie sub-committee of the State Exec
utive Committee, as follows:
"Asheville, N. C., Sept. 7.-To the
Editors and County Executive Com
mitteemen of tlie State: I am enter
ing upon the disagreeable duty of
collecting the evidence ns to the late
primary for Governor, and I want all
pertinent evidence, whether it shows
regularity or irregularity. My de
sire shall be to do right, and not to
do anything for a partisan advant
"In order to show the cleanness or
crookedness of the primary, it will
be necessary to have copies of tlie
poll lists, and club rolls for the pri
mary of August 2 7.
"The poll lists should be on file
with the Clerk or Court. Tho club
rolls should be In the hands ol' the
managers at the various precincts at
the primary next Tuesday. To aid
us in saving the primary system, I
call on the newspapers of counties
respectively (at least one or thom)
to publish the poll list or the re
spective clubs ot their counties in
one issue of next week and send at
least two copies or the paper to me
nt Cheraw, S. C., and one to Hon.
John Gary Evans, at Columbia, S. C.
"I call upon the managers to send
up the club rolls of each club with
their returns next Thursday to the
county chairman and leave them in
his custody for the inspection of the
"If it Is necessary to have any ex
pense by the newspapers in copying
the poll l'.sts for their use, 1 will en
deavor to have the same defrayed oh
filing the hill and the copy of the list
with me. W. F. Stevenson,
"Chairman of the Sub-Committee
Democratic Executive Committee."
Vole Buying in Georgia,
Madison, Ga., Sept. 9.- -Twelve
men were indicted by tho grand
jury of Morgan county Superior
Court to-day on the charge; of having
bought and sold votes at the county
primary held last May.
Their names were not announced,
but it is said thai a majority of them
live in the thickhead, Wellington
ind Fair Play districts.
Fifty or more additional Indict
ments are expected to roi low. A
lumber or the most weatlhy and
prominent men or the county are im
plicated, and will be numbered
Ftthong those who are indicted, it Is
lie! ie ved.
The grand jury has been in session
duce last Thursday, making a search
ing investigation of the methods
iised In conducting tho primary last
Those who were defeated in this
primary openly charged that tho suc
cessful candidates formed a pool,
.adi putting in so nundi niomW,which
?.hey distributed throughout Hie
iounty to district heelers, who lu
[urn bought up the voten:.
jns from Se
JV' * ?
Blow are not official, nor d
r a?e\, however, sufficiently
onsi j.which will hardly be 8
From the above figures the. Indien?
tiens are ?lint
M. ft; McDonald mid Frank ll.
Shirley aro safely elected .is mem
bers of the House of Representa
R. Henry Alexander elected Treas
\V? C. Foster elected Supervisor.
Whit Knox elected Coroner.
W. H. Hunt and H. C. Walker
elected County Commissioners.
," ll. Crawford elected Supervisor
Indications arc that .lohn W. Da
vis is elected .Sheri If by a small ma
jority, tho totals showing that lie
leads W. M. Ray by 72 votes. Throe
precincts-Jocassee, Tnmnsseo and
Damascus-are to be heard from.
These three polled Hu votes in the
first primary, ?nul allowing ?0 votes
for this time (which is about thc
proportionate felling off between the
two primarles) there is no hone for
Mr. Ray to overcome this lead.
These are the indications as we
seo them, but, as stated above, the
figures from which these indications
aro made up are not guaranteed as
absolutely correct, nor arti they ofll
STORM JAIL AND LYNCH NKORO.
Accomplice in Murder of White Ghi
Shot, M i'( ileited and Hanged.
Cumming, Qa., Sept. 10.-ICd. Co,
lins, a negro who was charged with
helping to hide the body of a young
white woman several days ago after
she had been assaulted, was shot to
death while in jail hero by a mob
of several hundred white men this
afternoon. His body was mutilated
with a crowbar, after which a rope
was placed about tho neck and the
body was dragged to the town
square, where it was strung up to a
Collins was Implicated with Kni
est Cox, alias Daniels, tho negro who
confessed to assaulting tho white
woman and who was taken ?to tho
Atlanta prison yesterday for safe
Colins, together with two other
negro men and a negress, the mo
ther of Ernest Cox, were arrested
near here to-day by Sheriff W. W.
Heid and his deputies. The prison
ers were brought here in an auto
mobile which was hold up by the
mob that quickly gathered.
The sheriff succeeded In getting
his prisoners in the jail, but shortly
afterwards the mob appeared and
battered down the doors with iron
bars and riddled Collins' body with
bullets as he lay cringing with fear
on the lloor of his cell. The other
prisoners were not molested.
..Citizen Josh" Has Slight Stroke.
(Anderson Mail, 6th.)
It waa reported in Anderson to
aay that ''Citizen" .Joshua W. Ashley
had beon paralyzed at his home in
this county. There were conflicting
reports, one saying that ho had suf
fered two strokes and was in a dan
o we claim that they are
accurate to justify UK in
ifTected by official count :
208 1014 071 1300 1038 1020 1310
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THU PIH8T G?NNKH8'
Shows General Fulling On*, Hut Hlg
Gains in Texas.
Washington, Sept. 9.-Tho first
cotton ginning report of the census
bureau for the 1912 season, issued at
10 a. ni. to-day, announced that 729,
92 6 bales of cotton of the growth of
1912 had been ginned prior to Sep
tember 1, counting round as half
bales. To that date last year 771,297
bales, or 5 per cent of the entire crop,
had been ginned; in 1908, 402,229
bales, or 3.1 per cent of the crop, and
in 1 906, 407.?51 bales, or 3.1 pel
een t of the crop.
Included in the total glnnnlgs were
6,13 1 round bales, compared with 7,
709 round bales last year to Septem
ber 1; 10,976 round bales in 1910,
and 1 1,587 lound bales in 1909.
The number of bales of sea island
cotton included was 213, compared
with 546 bales for 1911, 218 bales
for 1910 and 1,2:56 bales for 1909.
Ginnlngs prior to September 1, by
States, with comparisons for last
Florida . 1,769
Georgia . 33,98 1
Mississippi . 45(5
North Carolina_ 670
South Carolina... 4,624
Texas .6 7 3,939
All of the States showed a marked
falling off except. Texas.
South Florida Deluged.
Tampa, Fla., Sept. 9.--Raining
steadily during the last, forty-eight
hours, ail records for precipitation
were broken In Tampa and vicinity
during the period ending at 4 o'clock
this afternoon. A total rainfall of
9.7 inches during that time was re
Thousands of dollars' damage was
done in Tampa and all over South
Florida by floods. For the first time
in tho history of
tide Hooded over
the city a swollen
the sea wall,
a suburb, many
houses have been flooded and inhab
itants forced to seek quarters else
In the Peace river district. Hoods
aro again reported, doing much dam
age to late truck and fruit. Local
storm warnings kept all shipping in
port and a wireless report says that
high winds prevail on the Gulf.
Alaine Returns to O. O. I?.
Portland, Me.. Sept. 9. - Returns
for Governor from 550 out of 634
election districts give: Haines (Re
publican) 66,121; Plaisted (Demo
crat j 62.127.
The corresponding vote in 1910
was Fernald (Republican) 60,566;
Plaisted (Democrat) 67,501.
These returns show a Republican
gain of 9 per cent and a Democratic
loss of 8 per cent.
if tho same percentage is main*
fained throughout the State Haines'
election is indicated by about 3,000
Chamherlflln's ^Hc-. Cholers und
lyiiumueriain s ?Marthe*? Remedy.
Never fnils. Buy tt now. It mny save life
WILL EVATT, NON-OP-A-GUN.
"Stole ? Mulo awl Away Ho Hun."
Captured In Georgia.
Last Thursday night Will Evatt,
colored, 17 years of age, stole a mulo
from the county poor farm, riding
thc animal for 50 miles without
stopping long enough to feed or wa
ter lt. Steward Cobb heard tho mule
being taken from the' stable and as
it left the place, but thought that
one of his sons, who had spoken of
using one of the county animals for
the purpose ot going to protracted
services at Pleasant Hill, was doing
BO; but later the lad appeared in
the home and lt was discovered that
he had not been to the stable at all.
Mr. Cobb's suspicions were aroused
and he bogan to investigate.
A negro, Will Evatt, had boen
around during the day trying to hire
to Mr. Cobb, and diligent search fail
ed to bring any evidence as to
Evatt's whereabouts. Steward Cobb
put two and two together, carried
the intricate sum over to his adding
machine, which showed that the an
swer was undoubtedly that Evatt
bad stolen tho mule. Without wait
ing for the services of an expert ac
countant to verify tho correctness of
the figures and the answer to the
Intricate "sum," ho hitched a good
traveler to a "buggy and started In
The negro had already considera
ble lead on him, and Mr. Cobb was
forced to keep a close tab on the
mule traeks that led from tho poor
farm stable, so his progress was
much slower than Evatt's. How
ever, Sheriff Wansley, of Carnes
vllle, ran across a negro with a good
looking mule, said negro being en
gaged diligently in efforts to dispose
of the Balaam at prices ranging from
$150 down to $65. He also began
to "flggor" a blt, and his total to
tho Intricate work of putting two
and two together was the same as
Steward Cobb's:-that ls, "nigger you
stole that mule." So he placed him
under arrest, and a few hours later
Steward Cobb rode up, having traced
the mule closely and carefully, and
having missed nary a turn in tho
road that Mr. Mule Thief had taken.
Evatt and the mulo were promptly
turned over to Steward Cobb, who
brought them; back to Oconee, lodg
ing the n?hte in the poor farm stable
arid the negro in tho county jail Sat
urday evening. The mule was not
seriously hurt, but suffered some
from bard driving and short rations.
Several years ago Evatt "worked
with Steward Cobb for 30 days,"
having been sent up for that length
of time, for stealing a shotgun. Ho
\yas committed then by Magistrate
Singh ion, of the Taber section ol'
It ls probable that he will answer
to several charges this time, tho
mule's condition giving evidence
that, beside thc charge of theft, a
charge of cruelty to animals would
lie in court-that is, of course, pro
vided Evatt cannot lie out of it.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEET.
Call for Thursday (To-Morrow), Sep
tember t'2, ut Noon.
The members of the County Execu
tive Committee are called to meet at.
the Court House on Thursday, Sep
tember 12, 1012, at noon, to tabulate
the vote, declare the lesult of the
second primary and attend to any
other business that may come up.
All managers aro required to send
in their club rolls and poll lists.
.las. M. Moss,
MB. MILLER, NOT MB. TOMPKINS.
Error Crept Into Otllcinl Declaration
of County Executive C<?n,....ttee.
l'util Thursday of last week it was
generally supposed that tho name of
J, H. Tompkins, candidate for County
Commissioner, would appear on the
election tickets Tor the second pri
mary. As a matter of fact, his name
was printed on a full set of tickets,
which were destroyed so soon as tho
error was noticed.
Mr. Tompkins received 663 votes
in Hie Dist primary, and Jackson H.
Miller received 691, but In making
up the official declaration of results
this fact was not observed, and Mr.
Tompkins was declared in tho race,
as it was thought his was tho fourth
highest vote. As soon as tho atten
tion of Chairman Jas. M. Moss was
(ailed to the error ho had all of the
first tickets (none of which had been
Bent out) destroyed, and new ones
with Mr. Miller's name were printed.
The members of the Executive
Committee, tho County Chairman
?md all concerned deeply regret tho
error, but it was one of those tilings
that will happen, and no ono ls to
blame, lt. was simply an error, by
oversight, that could not bo helped.
Every possible means of notifying
the public was taken advantage of,
circulars being printed and distrib
uted, and a small bunch of these sent
out with each batch of tickets.
Their Salaries Enjoined,
(The State, Otb.)
A. W. Jones, Comptroller General
of South Carolina, has been ordered
to show cause to-day beforo Judge
Cage why he should not bo enjoined
from paying the salaries of H. W.
Richardson and Dr. P. W. P. But
ler, members of tho Confederate
Home Commission, and alleged tobe
officers of the Institution.