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NOTES PROM LITTLE RIVER.
UH Out of 42 Unrolled Citizens Voted
Lust. Tuesday-koeal News.
Little River, Sept. 4.-Special:
Fodder pulling is in full blast In this
section, -with the weather none too
Our people are suffering from
more or less colds, most every one
coughing and sneezing. Children and
adults suffer alike.
Mrs. Fannie Corbin is very sick at
her old home in the upper Little
River section. Her many friends
kopo for her early restoration to her
1 usual health. Her daughter, Mrs.
E. Littleton, of Salem, ls spending a
while with ljer.
The many friends of J. W. Reid
will bo sorry to learn that his con
dition is very serious at tliis time.
His many friends hope for his early
Miss Hoolah Holland has closed
her school at Smeltzer for fodder
pulling. Her father carno up and
accompanied nor home for a two
Charlie Perry left this morning for
Walhalla to join his classmates in
tho high school.
Norman Whitten has returned
home after spending a few days
with relatives in and around Wal
SAME Goods F
MORE Goods F
t in the LITTLE
t on the market.
nd Stick Pin free
se as long as they
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as assassinated at
Exposition, at Buf
while holding a
f our beloved President
world; it coining like a
a clear sky. Many
when we least except
neet any disaster that
ing funds laid away in
Banking Think of
1ST ER BANK.
halla. (Mr. Whitten was taken very
sick while there and this caused his
stay-over. His many friends are de
lighted to see him Tjack at hi's post
carrying the mail on Route 1.
The protracted services at Salem
Baptist church closed Friday night
with nine additions. Rev. Martin
assisted Rev. C. R. Abercrombie in
Little Homer Hoad is spending
some time visiting lils grandparents,
Mr. and (Mrs, Mc.Tunkin, on Keowee
Miss Alice Reid, after spending
some time at Easley with relatives,
has returned home, to the delight of
her many friends.
Tile many friends of James Nich
ols will be sorry to learn that bis
health is very poor at this time.
D. P, Ora nt lias also been very
sick. Ho is somewhat improved at
this writing, however, and we hope
to seo him out soon.
There was moro than usual inter
est taken in the first primary at Lit
tle River. With only 4 2 on the
club roll, 38 were on hand to cast
their ballots. A good many stayed
to seo the count. There was a good
Mr. Patterson, of Greenville,
passed through our section tho past
week with some nice beef cattle for
the Greonvllle market.
aor Less Money
or Same Money
Westminster, S. C.
STATIC (? I* BIO lt NA TOD I AL VOTK
The Total Vote Cast hi Slate Was
The lollowing table shows the
vote east by eonnties for the three
leading candidates for Governor:
Abbeville . . . 1,065 856
Aiken . . .?...! 2,291] 756|
Anderson . . . 4,634| 2.37 1
Hamberg . . . . 36?! 243
Harnwell .... 909 ?S:?;
Hean tort . . . . 140 9 8
Berkeley . . . . 530, 27."?'
Calhoun .... 314 21S
Charleston . . . 3,01 S ll??
Cherokee . . . 1,273- 582
Chester. 7 ? 8 384 j
Cb est er Held . . 1.700 ? 6 6
Clarendon .... 1,037 255
Colleton . . . . 1,136 115
Darlington ... 1,387 5?s
Dillon.; 1.0261 305
Dorchester ... 534? 350
Bdgefleld . . .. 4 2?] 393
Fairfield . . . . 45>S| 37?
Florence . . . . 1,873 712*
Georgetown . .! 692 180!
Greenville . ... 3,836 2.l)r,-1
Greenwood . . 1,237 820j
Hampton . . ..j 679 281!
Horry.i 1,815 459!
Jasper.! 216' 121!
Kershaw . . . . 1,2951 51 7;
Lancaster . . . ! 1,232 3911
Laurens.! 1,702 1.997 j
Ix?e.I 976 349!
Lexington . . .: 1,99 5 902|
Marion.1 692 4 G 81
Marlboro . . . 1,094 46l|
McCormick . . 339j 188?
Newberry .. .: 1,577 384!
Oconee . 1*014 003
Orangeburg . . 1,486 1,002
Pickens. 2,1 12 649|
Richland . . .. 2,957 1,015!
Saluda. 1,054 484
Spartanburg .. 4,642 2,812
Sumter.j 758? 325
Union.1 1,4 9 01 81 6
Williamsburg V 846 263I
York.j 2.1 44 j 84 11
Totals . . . . j63,O79|3O,O0O|41,O13
Tliere were two other candidates
for Governor, Messrs. DesCham ps
and Duncan. The former received
278 votes, the latter 257. These
figures, added to the totals received
by the three leading candidates made
a total vote of 135,923 In the State,
of which Mr. Bleaso, who led the
ticket, received 63,679. Tims it
will be seen that the other candi
dates received a combined vote of
7 2,244, Mr. Blease's vote being
8,665 short of the combined vote of
the other four candidates. Upon the
division of these eight and a half
thousand votes rest next Tuesday's
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A RIOGHICTTIOD 10RROR.
In the last issue of The Courier, in
giving the indications as they ap
peared to us as probable final results
in Hie first primary, we made an er
ror as lo the race for House of Rep
resentatives, stating that a second
race was probable between W. P. Ma
son and Jas. H. Brown. The name ol'
J. R. Orr should have appeared in
stead of that of Mr. (Brown. We re
gret the error, and it was an error
entirely of oversight on our part.
We endeavor always to give an ac
curate forecast each election year
in our regular edition Wednesday
morning following the election Tues
day, and with figures for more than
?0 candidaf.es to be cast up and veri
fied as well as the unofficial figures
will permit, we bad no small task be
fore us. With a number of precincts
still to be heard from when we quit
work at 3 o'clock Wednesday morn
ing, and with not a few inaccuracies
In the figures as received by phone to
bo corrected if it were found possible,
the figures at hand at 3 o'clock
showed a difference of 21 votes as
between Mr. Brown and Mr. Orr, and
tho difference in favor of ?Mr. Brown.
Additional precincts were heard from,
however, and a number of corrections
made in certain returns phoned to us,
the general result changing the posi
tion of these two gentlemen. In the
final rush of making up the forecast,
these changes were overlooked and
the "indications" were given incor
rectly in this ono instance. Our state
ment of probable second races was
correct with this one except ion, and
we regret exceedingly having given
out this one incorrect "indication."
though the totals given In our tabu
lated report showed the correct
standing of the candidates.
We never claim this first tabulated
statement of returns to be correct. It
ie impossible to get an absolutely cor
rect tabulation In so short Hmo.
But the figures as given by us Wed
nesday morning were so nearly accu
rate OK to necessitate comparatively
few changes In getting into shape the
official tabulation, which will be
found in full, both for State and
county Officers, with the official dec
laration of results, In another por
tion ol' this Issue of The Courier.
NATION-WIDE STRIKE IS OFF.
Congress Passes Mensuro that ut
Lenst Postpones Tie-up.
Washington, Sept. 3.-The Adam
son eight-hour-day bill, exacted from
Congress last week by tile railroad
brotherhoods as tito price of calling
oft the nation-wide strike ordered
for to-niorrow, was signed by Presi
dent Wilson to-day in his private
car at tho Union Station, where lie
stopped on his way from Shadow
Lake, X. .1.. lo Hodgenville, Ky.
That, there may be no question as to
Hie legality of the measure as a re
sult of it having been signed on Sun
day, the President will allix his sig
nature again upon Iiis return to
Washington next Tuesdny.
How long peace shall reign as a
result of the hill, apparently, is de
pendent upon developments in the
proposed move to test the constitu
tionality of the act. Should (he rail
ronds take no action, but await the
beginning of an investigation of the
workings of the eight-hour day by
the special oom mission for which the
measure provides, the brotherhoods
will remain inactive. The em
ployees' leaders declare, however;
that should tho law bo held uncon
stitutional, and the railroads at
tempt to restore the ten-hour day
on their lines, a strike will follow
Brotherhood Hoads Silent.
Brotherhood heads, in a circular
letter to their members, to-day made
no comment on the measure as pass
ed. Tiley merely pointed out that it
would not become effective until
next January 1, and that many
things might occur between now and
then which would change materially
any suggestions or comment they
None of the brotherhood leaders
witnessed the signing of the 'bill.
They had expected, according to ten
tative arrang?ments made hy Secre
tary Wilson last night, to be pres
ent, but the President decided to at
tend to tho business at the railroad
station, and newspaper correspond
ents gave them their first informa
tion about lt. The four pens used
by the President in signing the bill
-ono for each syllable of his name
-will be presented to the four bro
therhood heads, A. 13. Garrctson,
W. G. Lee, W. S. Carter and AV. <S.
Stone, after being used for re-sign
ing the bill Tuesday.
No Ct|*emony Attended Signing.
No ceremony attended the sign
ing to-day. It originally had been
planned that the President should
go to the White House, but this was
changed, and instead Rudolph Fors
ter, assistant secretary to the Presi
dent, took the bill to the train. Near
the car window a group of trainmen,
in their overalls, paused In their
work long enough to watch the Pres
ident write his name. An engineer,
passing on a yard engine, celebrated
tho occasion with several prolonged
blasts of his whistle.
While at the station the President
also signed several commissions and
executive papers and sent Secretary
Tumulty to the home of Majority
Lender Kern, of the Senate, to urge
that the Senate pass thc Webb bill,
passed yesterday by the 'House, de
signed to permit American firms to
utilize common selling agencies
abroad without violating the Sher
man anti-trust law.
Strike First Planned for August 20.
lt dovolojied to-dny that the bro
therhoods before hoing summoned to
Wnshington hy President Wilson
three weeks ago, had agreed to call a
strike effective August 20. The or
ders they drafted were used when
the strike finally was set for Labor
Day. 'After having been printed in
preparation for the proposed strike
on August 20, they were locked In a
vault in New York. Decision a week
ago last Saturday to order a strike
the following day, when tho major
ity of the committee of 640 wore
leaving for their homes, was follow
ed hy a hasty trip to New York by
two representatives of the brother
hood. Tho strike date, September
4, was filled in with a rubber stamp,
but thc original date of the call, Au
gust 14, was not changed.
Many Opposed Strike,
Among thoso who departed from
Washington early to-day was a dele
gatton of tho Order of Hallway Con
doctors from tho Northwest, who
carno hore yesterday to protest with
'Mr. Cnrretson against a strike. They
arrived about the time the Senate
WIXTIIOl? CWT ACCOMMODA rio
Applicants-15 l'or Cont (!>is Year
Ineligible to Free Tuition.
Columbia, Sept. 4.-Al a meeting
of the board of trustees of Winthrop
College, bold in tho office of Gover
nor 'Manning, the Undings of tho
State Board of Charities and Correc
tions as to J bo financial responsibil
ity of applicants for scholarships
Dr. D. B. (Johnson, president of
Winthrop College, said that only 55
vacant scholarship's were to be lilied
?nd there were f>22 applicants that
stood the examination. The Board
of Charities and Corrections, he
stated, found that approximately l?
per cent of the applicants were ineli
gible because of sufficient funds to
Winthrop's president said that
there were 1,600 applications for en
trance, but, as tho college could ac
commodate only OHO, refusals were
made to 660 of them. Moreover, a
large portion of those refused ma
triculation wore, insufficiently pre
pared to take a college course,
claimed Dr. Johnson.
Dust Word to Primary MunagerN.
The same managers who served at
the iirst primary election on August
2i?tli, are hereby appointed and des
ignated to serve nt tho second pri
mary election to be held on Septem
ber 12, 1916.
Tile instructions heretofore'issued
to the managers are likewise bind
ing and effective in the second pri
Managers are urged lo read said
instructions and follow same care
Managers aro cautioned that the
poll list must be carefully kept in
writing and Included in tho boxes,
along with the tickets and tally
sheets when the boxes are reta mod.
The boxes must be rel urned to the
undersigned the next day after thc
second primary and certainly must
be in hands ol' tho undersigned not
later than 11 o'clock a. m., Septem
ber H th, 1016, when the county ex
ecutive committee will meet and
canvass the results.
As the official returns are brought.
In from each precinct tho manager
bringing same will bo banded a
check for >S3, to be divided among
tho managers at bis box. \
Tickets and necessary documents
j will be delivered on Saturday and
i Monday. .las. M. Moss,
was in the last stage? of passage of
j the bill which will give them ten
hours' pay for eight hours' work
and called on 'Mr. Garretson. He
declined to-day to discuss the con
versation which followed.
Texas Farmers Indignant.
Fort Worth, Texas, Sept. .'I.-H.
N. Pope, president of tho Texas Far
mers' Union, lins given out the fol
lowing statement, commenting on
the eight-hour law passed by Con
"The people of this nation have,
during tho past week, passod
through tho most humiliating expe
rience this government bas ever en
dured, A few labor union lenders
have stood at tho portals of Con
gress demanding that govern piont
give them a ransom or they would
wreck society. This nation, instead
of meeting the. situation bravely, has
delivered the goods in fear and
t rem hiing,
"Our American Congress has stood
within the shadow of the Goddess o?
Justice and voted an increase In
wages to four hundred thousand
trainmen, who aro tho highest paid
laborers In the world, and never nt
any time mentioned tho three hun
dred and fifty thousand trackmen
who aro perhaps tho poorest paid
workmen in tho world, and who
must subsist almost wholly upon tho
crumbs that the trainmen leave upon
"When cotton was selling for six
cents per pound two years ago and
poverty stalked over the Southland,
causing a greater financial loss to
the Southern plowmen than the free
ing of slaves, Congress confessed in
ability to copo with tho situation and
stopped asido, letting this awful bur
den fall upon the backs of the till
ers of tho soil. The organized plow
men pleaded with Congress for re
lief, but were told that it would not
bo constitutional for government to
undertake to fix tho price of cotton
or to advance money on cotton In
storage, and that Congress was a
slow-moving body and could not
HORRORS OP MODERN WARFARE
Thirteen Airships Dahl llritfeh
Const-Ono drought Down.
London? Sont. 3.-Thirteen Zeppe
lin airships participated in tito raid
over tho eastern counties last night,
and an olhcial statement issued to
day says it was the most formida
ble attack by air ever made on Eng
land. Only three ot' the Zeppelins
wore able to approach the outskiiU
of London. One or these was shot,
down ami the others wore driven ott
by aircraft guns and aeroplanos.
An official statement issued early
to-night said in lost reports, based
upon careful Inquiries, showed that
Ibo total casualties were two persona
killed and thirteen Injured* The text,
ol' Ibis statement, which was Issued
by the Held marshal commnndor-ln
chief ol' tho home forces, follows:
Three Airships Approueh Loudon.
"Three airships only were able to
approach the outskirts ot Loudon. '
says Ibo official report. "Ono ol
thom appeared over Ibo northern
district about 2. Mi in the morning
Where sbo was picked up by search
lights and heavily engaged by anti
aircraft guns and aeroplanes. Af tot
a few minutes the airship was seer?
to burst into (lames and fall rapidly
toward? the earth.
"Tho ship was destioyod, tho
wreckago, engines and half-burned
bodies of the crew hoing found al.
Culley, near Eirlleld. Exports hojn>
to reconstruct certain portions of tho
frame work. The largo amount of
wood employed In the fra me work ol
the Zeppelin is startling."
Careful Inquiries show that the
casualties and damage caused by tho
air raid last night were quite dispro
portionate to the nu tuber of sblj<
Mr. Mason Appreciates Vote.
To tho Citizens of Oconee County:
I desire to express to the voters ot
the county my sincere appreciation
ol' the handsome vote given mo in tho
Hrs! primary on August 29th. And
to those who voted for other gentle
men in (ho race I have tho kindliest
reeling, realizing that all had their
friends and suppO'tcrg, just ns 1 had.
However, it was my good fortune
to receive a su dicion t number of votes
to place mo in the second race, and i
will appreciate it greatly ir all those
who supported me in the first race
will make a special effort to go to
the polls next Tuesday and support
tue in tho final taco. 1 will appreci
ate no less tho votes of others who
supported candidates not now run
ning, If (boy will givo me and my
candidacy, and tbe things for which 1
stand, careful consideration and their
support at the polls.
1 assure all that ir elected lt will be
my constant endeavor to represent
Oconoo * Intelligently and with duo
consideration for the interests of all
the people, whether they wo.ro my
supporters or not. lt will be my aim
to do nothing against tho interests ol
any, but everything in my power to
promote tho Interests of Oconoo and
lier citizens as n whole.
I will appreciate the support and
vote.s of all anti will endeavor to
merit the confidence which the re
jan Its of tho first primary indicate
that the people of tb? county repose
in me. Very respectfully,
(adv.) , VV. P. MASON.
Francisco Madero Dead.
Now York, Sept. .3.- Francisco
Madero, fa thor of the late President
Madero of 'Mexico, and one of thc
largest land and mine owners in
that country, was found dead in bed
at bis home bore to-day from heart
disease. Ile was G7 years of age.
Mr. Madero fled to this city after
the assassination of his two sons,
Francisco, Jr.. (lien President o!
Mexico, and Gustavo, who had been
financial agent for the revolntionistf;
In February, 1913.
Tho family estate, said to have
been valued at $0,000,000, was con
fiscated by the Huerta govornment,
but three -weeks ago the Carranza
government promised to restore' it.
The body will be taken to Mexico for
Ice ("?roam at Fnirvlow.
There will be an ice cream supper
at Fairview school house next Sat
urday night, Sopteniber 9th. Every
body invited to come.
Cord) of Tba uk N.
To the voters who so kindly re
membered me on the 29th of August
I desire to oxpross my appreciation,
and I shall feel grateful to all who
can remember mo again on next.
(?riv. ). J. R. ORR,
.Westminster, S. C.