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WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 1913.
New Sortee No. 007.-Volume LXV.-No. 1.
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P. P. SULLIVAN,
PLAN FOR FULL STATE TICKET.
It I? Ruanored ?'mi McLaurin's Bark
ers Will (Jo Uie Full Length.
(Columbia Cor. News and Courier.)
Announcement of the candidacy of
james H. Craig, of Anderson, for
merly auditor of that county, for
Comptroller General against A. W.
Jones, has started ;i ""mor in politi
cal circles that bacKors . State Sen
ator John L. McLaurln who is ex
pected to make tho race for Gover
nor, contemplate placing a fi.il State
ticket in the field next summer.
The rumor has lt that Senator Mc
Laurln will run for Governor, and
that his backers are hoping to have
Senator J. Arthur Banks, of Calhoun
county, the president of the State
Fair, make the race for Lieutenant
Governor. They contemplate, it is
rumored, endorsing Mr. Craig, of An
derson, for Comptroller General. It
is said that they plan to place F. M.
Hyatt, of Columbia, in the field for
State Treasurer against S, T. Carter.
For Attorney General they are ex
pected to endorse Attorney General
Thoa. H. Peeples for re-election, the
rumor assign'ug as a reason that the
McLaurln propaganda looks to cur
rying favor with tho Bleaso follow
ers, and hence they will endorse Mr.
May Prove Strong Ticket.
This ticket, if there is anything in
tho rumor-and rrolitie.nl circles
place some credence in Mia. gossip
would, it is admitted by some, be a
strong one. Sqnator McLaurln him
self halls from the rich and Influen
tial county of Marlboro, in tho Pee
Dee section. Senator banks comes
from Calhoun county, not far from
Columbia, and near tho influential
county of Orangeburg. Mr. Hyatt
hails from the Capital and his Influ
ence would lend great weight to the
ticket In Columbia and throughout
the State. Mr. Craig has been audi
tor of the mighty county of Ander
mts of Fall and
re arriving daily
*n markets, and
ed up for your
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vcr occurred to you that
/loney Maker in the world?
ls best in any undertaking
icerely in the thing which
a like belief in others,,
: expression of charatcter
'he late J. P, Morgan said he
i the man he could not trust."
i want to cut a figure in the
now, in your home town, to
have a heart-to-heart talk
Il find them ready to listen,
you to feel that we are here
t to awe you, but to Inspire
ter, S. C.,
son, and he would ho expected to
bring votes to the McLaurln ticket in
the Piedmont. Attorney General
Peep lea comes from Barnwell, and
his friends would be counted on to
swing that section.
It 1B believed here that, failing to
force open endorsement of his candi
dacy for Governor from Governor
Blease, Senator McLaurln and his
followers will be contented with get
ting all the support they can from
the Blease following by a display of
friendliness to the administration.
Tho Mci turin movement is expected
to play .he "peace and harmony"
lune throughout, but meanwhile flii
with Bleaseism and antl-Bleasoiein
as the revival progresses-at least
that ls the gossip.
The significant article appearing in
a strong Blease weekly paper last
week throwing doubts on the candi
dacy of Governor Blease for the Uni
ted States Senate and the eulogistic
endorsement of several of Governor
Bleaso's actions in a later issue are
taken to mean that the McLaurin fol
lowers were afraid to "buck" the
Governor. It was thought here early
lu the week that the McLaurln back
ers were attempting to force the
Governor's hand, and an open dec
laration from him for McLaurin ns
his successor, but it is now believed
that tho littio excursion frightened
them off from this move, and they
now contemplate "whoopiug-'em-up"
for Governor Blease for the United
The "peace and harmony" slogan
as an argument for Senator McLau
rln's election to tho Governorship is
hoing derided by several of his oppo
nents. At the recent |>olitlcal gath
ering at Filbert, In York county,
Representative Geo. R. Rembert, of
Richland county, a stanch Bleaselte,
and an avowed candidate to succeed
him as Governor, laughed at "peace
and harmony" talk and boasted that
he was ;?roud of being known as a
Tho rumor that L. M. Green is to
open a McLaurln publicity bureau
here on the first of September will
not down. The arrival of Col. Green
with his bureau ls being anxiously
HON. F. 1?. ALEXANDER DEAD.
Former Oconeean, But Had Resided
in Oklahoma Many Veal's.
There are many in Oconee who
will learn with deep regret of the
death of Hon. Frank P. Alexander of
wapanucka, Okla., which sad ev^nt
occurred there last Monday morning.
Mr. Alexander had been in failing
health for many months, but recently
more hopeful news had been receiv
ed here as to his condition. His
brother, T. E. Alexander, of Wal
halla, recently visited him In Okla
homa, and at that time there was
great improvement in his condition.
Frank P. Alexander was horn at
Old Hickens on September 1, 1 S5:t,
being a son of the late E. E. and
Vlnetta (Norton! Alexander. As a
young man he entered the printing
ellice of The Keowee Courier, then
being published at Old lMckens,
where he remained ahem one year,
coining to Walhalla with the paper
and remaining bert; for two years,
completing a three-year apprentice
ship, at Hie completion of which he
went to Atlanta, da., where he work
ed on the Atlanta Constitution for a
short while, going from that city to
Jefferson. Texas, at the age of 17
years. For a time he worked there
In the oflleo of the Jefferson Demo
crat, then the leading daily of that
section, and after a short term of
employment on the Democrat as an
employee he and two other young
men bought the plant, Mr. Alexan
der taking charg? as editor. This
was before Mr. Alexander had at
tained his majority, and during the
later years of his life he actively en
gaged in the newspaper business in
several fields, at the time of his
death being connected with a news
paper at his home, though the
greater part of his energies were
devoted to tho practice of law, his
Mr. Alexander married at Green
ville, Texas, early in his career in
that State, and he resided there for
some twenty years, making that his
home until he moved to Oklahoma,
settling in the town of Alva at the
time when the first part of the In
dian Territory, known as the Chero
kee Strip, was thrown open to set
tlers. He became one of the fore
most citizens of that section, being
chosen as registrar for one of the
new counties, which place he held
until he relinquished it to practice
During his .residence in the Done
Star State ho also took active part
and prominent place in public affairs,
holding a seat in the State Legisla
ture for a period of six years, during
the latter two years being Speaker
of tho House.
Mr. Alexander was one of the
young men of this section in whom
we always felt a peculiar pride.
Starting out as a mere boy in his
early teens, lie "made good" wher
ever he went, and to-day his passing
away will be mourned, not only In
the prescribed territory embracing
the place of his birth, but in his na
tive State wherever he was known,
and in many sections of the West and
Southwest, where he had made for
himself a name of which any man
might well be proud. In his death
a good man has been called to his
reward, and the country has lost an
exemplary and honored citizen.
Mr. Alexander is survived by his
wife and two children, one married
daughter and a son 2 4 years of age;
one sister, Mrs. Rosa A. Schroder,
and one brother, T. E. Alexander, of
Walhalla. To the bereaved ones we
Join with a host of other friends in
extending deep sympathy in their
THOS. R. KEITH IA)SES DY FIRE.
Dam Destroyed With Five Mules,
One Horst? and Other Property.
News reached Walhalla Monday of
a disastrous Aro which occurred at
the farm of Thoa. R. Keith, who lives
at the Keith, old home place on Keo
wee river, some seven miles east of
Seneca. The origin of the fire is un
known. lt was first discovered about
il o'clock Sunday night, but lt was
then so far advanced that it wns im
possible to savo much of the prop
erty contained In tho building. There
were nine mules and ono horse in
the stalls, four of the mules being
gotten out, leaving tho loss in live
stock five mules and one horse. About
$500 worth of farm machinery and
implements were a total loss, and
feed stuffs, hay, fodder, etc., to an
amount about double the value of the
Implements was destroyed, as was
also the entire barn building.
Mr. Keith's loss Is, lt is estimated,
about $2,f?00, which is partially cov
ered by insurance, ho having a policy
in the Oconee Farmers' Mutual In
surance Association to the amount
Mr. Keith is one of Oconeo'a most
energetic and enterprising farmers
and was probably better equipped
for advanced methods of farming
than any other farmer in tho county.
He has a host of friends throughout
Oconee and adjoining counties who
will learn of his heavy losses with
Woman President ol Itnilroad.
Bainbridge, Qa., Aug. 24.-At a
meeting of the directors of the Geor
gia, Alabama and Florida railroad
hore yesterday Mrs. Cora B. Wil
liams was elected president, succeed
ing her husband, the late Capt. J. P.
Williams. Mrs. Williams is believed
to be the only woman in the South
president of a railrond. All other
officials were re-elected.
Crowds Outside Court I
Cheers and Yells-Sol
Over Heads of C
House to 1
T.$FEEL FOR HIS MOr
(Atlanta Constitution, Aug. 26.)
"Quilty ot' murder in tlx- first de
gree" was the verdict rendered by
the Jury in the famous Phagan mur
der case, and Leo M. Frank, convict
ed of slaying little Mary Fhagan,
stands in the shadow of the gallows:
"(Juilty," read tho foreman.
'I'Here were signals from the re
porters that Hanked the room in
(?very corner. "Guilty," they called
over che telephones to the waiting
presses. The eager mob outside took
up the word, and it traveled through
the air for every block in the vicin
ity. An ovation arose that never
was accorded man. woman or spirit.
Tho mob went rampant; hats flew
into the air; men shrieked them
selves hoarse There were many
women who screamed hysterically.
The jury filed out. They were lit
erally embraced in the arms of the
crow-d. Solicitor Hugh Dorsey, tears
llowing and hands trembling from
the greatest victory in Southern crim
inal annals, emerged from the court
A blanket of men, spreading all
the way from tho court house door
to thja entrance to Dorsey's office,
took atm on their shoulders.
Judge Thanks tin* Jury.
.lust after the ballot was polled
Judgo Roan said:
"Gentlemen, I am now taking leave
of you^i You have been h??"e for r,
mouthy and it has been a hard and
trying.time for all of us. I want to
thank you for your faithful service
and consideration of all details In
this invs' arduous case."
TW^judge's voice broko at 'this j
point, but Collecting his composure,
.he continued: "Gentlemen, I hope
you wilKfind your families well."
Frank was not in the court room.
Sentence will be pronounced in a
day or two, said Judge Roan.
The verdict was reached at 3.39
o'clock and was read in court at 4.5 6
With hat raised, tears coursing his
cheeks, the solicitor was bonded
from man to man over the shrieking
throng. Reaching his office, ho fell
into an armchair, exhausted and be
sieged by a horde of admirers.
"I feel for his mother and wife,"
were his only words. Ho broke 1
anew into tears. .
Sheriff Mangu m and Rabbi Marx
hurried to the jail. Frank's pres
ence had been waived. Ho and his |
wife sat arm In arm in his cell
awaiting the verdict. Tho sheriff
and rabbi entered the prison gate.
They wavered. Frank lind not yet
heard the verdict. .
An hour before the verdict was
rendered Judge Roan, surveying the
surging mob, deemed it best to clear
the room. The mob flowed from the
place Into the street. Mounted po
licemen drove them from the pave
ment to the walls. They clung to po
sitions of vantage, eager, expectant.
Only reporters, court officials and
a few lawyers were allowed within
the place. The silence that prevailed
could be felt. Long before the jury
filed solemnly into the room the au
dience sat as calmly, as quietly as
though attending a funeral.
Sentence Imposed To-Day.
The sentence will be Imposed to
day some time. The jury recom
mended no mercy. Frank will be
brought Into tho court room and
punishment of death will bo an
nounced. That, will be all. He will
be returned to jail to await the ac
tion of higher tribunals.
Will Appeal tho Case.
The defense has long ago laid its
foundations for an appeal. Their
most substantial basis will bo the
demonstrations of the audience and
crowds on the outside during tho lat
ter part of the trial. Attorney Ar
nold strongly intimated this Monday
morning, when, during his motion
for a new trial, stated that, he insist
ed on his plea entering the records.
Sentenced to Hang October 10th.
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 26.-Judge L.
S. Roan to-day at noon sentenced Leo
M. Frank, found guilty yesterday of
tl . murder of Mary Phagan, tho lit
tle pencil factory girl, to die on tho
gallows on Friday, October 10tb.
When the prisoner was brought
Into the court room he showed tho
same unconcern that ho has dis
played throughout the long trial, but
when the sentence of death was pro
nounced there was a perceptible
Only a small crowd -hoard the
death sentence pronounced, and
there was no evidence of a demon
stration as there was yesterday af
ternoon <vhen the Jury returned its
verdict ct guilty.
Attorneys for Frank have given
notice of an appeal for a new trial
and argument will be heard on his
on Saturday, October 4th.
louse Hail Verdict with
icitor Dorsey Handed
rowd from Court
rHER AND WIFE/* IS
The Heath Warrant.
State ot* Georgia vs. Leo M. Frank
-Indictment for murder. Fulton Su
perior Court. May term. 1913. Ver
dict of guilty, July term 1913.
Whereupon, it ls considored, or
dered and adjudged by the court that
tho defendant. Leo M. Prank, he
taken from the har of this court to
the common jail ol' the county ol'
Fulton, and that he he there safely
kept until his final execution in the
manner fixed hy law.
lt is further ordered timi adjudged
hy the court that on the tenth day of
October, 1913, the defendant, Leo
M. Frank, shall he executed hy the
sheriff ol' Fulton county In private,
witnessed only hy the executing offi
cer, a sufficient gtjard, the relatives
of such defendant, and such clergy
men ?md friends as he may desire;
such execution to take place in the
common jail of Fulton county, and
that said defendant on that clay, be
tween the hours of 10 o'clock a. m.
and 2 o'clock p. m., be by the sheriff
of Fulton county, hanged by the neck
until he shall be dead, and may God
have mercy on his soul.
In open court, this 2Gth dav of Au
gust, 1913. Hugh M. Horsey,
Solicitor-General Atlanta Circuit.
L. S. Roan, Judge Stone Mountain
TIflO FAHMKKR' OAXW?Y FIONI?.
Almut 700 Present in SpHe of Threat
ening Weather-President Dabbs.
The people who attended the far
mer's vally at Oak way on last Friday
began to arrive at an early hour, but
because of tho inclement, weather not
more than six or seven hundred were
present. While Mr. Harris was speak
ing, rain began to fall, but he con
tinued, saying that he believed lt all
a bluff, but supposed many of the
people would take to shelter because
a farmer will run from a bluff quick
er thnn anything.
At ll o'clock Mr. Dabbs, State
president of the Farmers' Union, was
introduced by Mr. McMahan. He de
voted his remarks to the matter of
finances with regard to the cotton
crop, and to an appeal to the farm
ers to organize and act as a unit in
marketing their crops.
With regard to Secretary McAdoo's
plan of putting $25,000,000 In Sou
thern banks for the purpose of mov
, ing the cotton crop, he said that lt
would be no direct benefit to the far
mers because of the fact that they
cannot borrow this money to hold
their cotton with. It will be lent to
the buyer and not io the farmer. A
slight advantage will be felt from
this, but no direct advantage will
accrue to the farmers. Again, the
central banka claim that the red tape
j connected with securing and hand
ling this money will render it neces
sary for them to charge the branch
banks 6 per cent. This would of
course be prohibitive In itsolf. The
banks east or Columbia are going to j
call a meeting, so he was informed,
to consider some r'.an, and present
it to Hie Secretary, by which this
money cnn be used to better advant
Mr. Dabbs scored the banks for
lending the farmers only from 50 to
60 )>er cent of tho value of their cot
ton, willie they would lend a buyer
100 per cent. This can only bo rem
edied by a strong union to look Into
and protect against such practice.
The farmers, in his opinion, fail to
show backbone in dealing with the
world, and as a consequence they arc
imposed upon by the finnm-'al world.
In closing lils speech Mr. Dabbs
commended our good roads, our ex
cellent farming, and impressed upon
those pr?tent that all material pros
perity was only a means to an end,
and that end, he said, is the cultiva
tion of the children for a stronger
and better citizenship. Ho closed hy
saying that the farmers must DO
something, and Illustrated this prop
osition by the following anecdote:
An old darkey was asked by his
landlord if he believed in the effi
cacy of prayer.
"Wat dat you say, boss?"
"Do you believe you will get what
you pray for?"
"Now, boss, dat 'pends on what
you pray for. Here Dither week I
wui pow'rf ul sick, an' I prayed: 'O
Lord, please sen' Mose one dem' fine
tukkies down at Mas Capman's
house'. ' An' de nex' mawnin' dar
warn't no tukky, so I prays agin dat
night: 'O Lord, please send dis poor
niggar one dem fat tukkies down at
Mas Capman's house'. An' de nex'
mawnin' dar still ain't no tukky, so
I says, now dis yhar gotta change, so
dat night I prays: 'O Lord, please
send dis poor nigger atter one dem
fine, fat tukkies al Mas Capman's
HOMES POR THE DELEGATES.
Union Mooting nt Now HO|H>-Rev.
Crain IN Expected.
Tho delegates to the union meeting
at New Hope, August .'U> and 31,
have been assigned as follows:
Newry-W. Ii. Owens.
Wolf Slake-J. A. Kelley.
High Falls Mrs. .1. W. Miller.
Mount Olivet .lohn Br?cke.
Pleasant Ridge H. C. Wood.
Bethlehem- J. IO. Robinson.
Village Creek .lohn Rearden.
Double Springs- J. H. Morgan.
Rocky Knoll J. F. 1 lunn icu lt.
Walhalla-S. W. Smith.
Walhalla No. 2 -C. K. Oppurmaiin.
West I nion Whit. Knox.
Poplar Springs .Mrs. C. A. Mor
Clearmont R. L. Boggs.
Seneca M rs. io. P. Woo i
Coner088 -W. M. Hammond.
W< st minster T. M. Elrod.
Changa--E. M. Morgan.
Cross Roads No. 2?-(}. I. Kelley.
Long Creek-J. O. Harton.
Damascus-H. A. Wood.
Mountain drove-O. A. Kelley.
Old Liberty-A. E. Dearden.
Madison-W. L. Miller.
Toxawav S. H. Hubbard.
Pleasant. Hill-B. F. Cox.
ll there is no union in du? lower
division, a special invitation ls ex
tended for them to meet wth the tip
per division nt New Hope.
Dev. J. I). Grain Expected.
Rev. .1. D. Crain is expected to bo
at the union meeting at New Hope.
He will address the meeting in tho
interest of tho proposed Long Creek
school. He is In the employ of tho
Baptist State Hoard of Home and
Foreign Missions and is ono of tho
most untiring and energetic work
ers of the Haptist church. Ile is pe
culiarly iltted for the work of pre
senting 8iKh a proposition as tho
Long Creek Mountain School, ho hav
ing been educated nt a similar insti
tution, later being identified with
one such in tho capacity of instruc
tor, and still later with another as
principal. Those who attend thia
union meeting have in store for them
a l'eal treat in what Rev. Mr. Crain
wi.". have io prissent to thom along
the line o? the proposed mountain
school and allied subjects connected
with the work ttl tho home mission
house,' an' 'foro God, boss, by do nex'
mawning bof dem tukkies what I
prayed fur lias done been sont."
Henean Harris was next introduc
ed, and announced himself in the po
sition of the young man who asked
his girl to marry him, and when sh?
accepted him he was silent for some
fifteen minutes. Sho asked: "Why
don't you say something?" To which
lie replied: "I think enough lias al
ready been said." Mr. Harris said:
"Chin music is cheap; farmery have
been chinning long enough; it is
now dine for them to do something."
He then announced his text as being
(first) Organization, (second) CO-OIH
erntion, and (third) Diversification
The farmers must organize before
they can co-operate, and they must
co-operate before they can effectively
demand the attention and respect of
tho outside world. Tho farmers
themselves, Mr. Harris said, are re
sponsible for their condition, be
cause they fail to show nerve and
backbone In trading", though in war
they make the very best of fighters.
That organization would prove ef -
fective as a remedy Mr. Harris has
no doubt, and ho cited the different
organizations of workmen to prove
the same. He took specific notice of
the order of engineers, showing that
they were now in position to simply
send representatives to their em
ployers and ask for what they want
and get it with no further trouble.
But the main thing ls that, these en
gineers stand by their union, and if
an organization among die farmers
is to prove effective, they, too, must
work for and stand by their union.
Again, organization and co-opera
tion cannot prove effective so long
as our cotton is raised with supplies
brought from all over the country,
and paid for with codon money. Tito
farmers must diversify their crops
and raise what they need for food at
home, and then they will bo inde
Mr. Harris say that moro than 50
per cent of the cotton raised is put on
the market as fast as gathered by
the negroes anti renters who aro not
able to hold against the claims of
their creditors. Somo means should
be found by which this can be reme
died. Ho closed his remarks by urg
ing the farmers to join tho union,
work for and In tho union, and make
die union thoir medium of communi
cation with the business world.
. Rov. I. IO. Wallace, of Seneca, and
Richland, was Introduced to put tho
clincher upon what had been said.
He called for those who wanted to
join the union to hold up their hands,
and received quito a few converts.
Dinner was served about 1 o'clock,
and it was in no wise short of Oak
way's reputation for serving a boun
At 2.30 tho farmers were called in
the school building for the purpose
of organizing a local linfern The
organization completed, the farmers
left for their homes determined to
awaken some interest in Oconoo
county over the newds and benefit?
of the union.