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Scraps and Jarts.
? Charlotte, July 1: Fireman W. B.
tilenn was instantly killed and Chief
J. H. Wallace, of the Charlotte tire
uepartment, fatally injured by an
explosion of dynamite while fighting
a tire on Cedar street this morning
at i* o'clock. Responding to an
alarm a barn was found to be burning
briskly and it was while fighting
the llames that dynamite stored in a
house nearby exploded, with the
above results. Three other members
of the department, Randolph Erwin,
Clyde ToUd and Robert Barnes,
were also more or less painfully hurt.
The dynamite was being used by a
contractor who was doing some street
grauing for the city. The origin of
the lire is unknown, but there is
strong suspicion that it was of incendiary
origin. Chief. J. H. Wallace
died at 12.20 in a local hospital,
where he was rushed just after the
? Washington, July 1: Treasury
figures completed tonight, show the
federal government went through its
lirst fiscal year under the Wilson administration
with its income exceeding
ordinary expenses by $33,784,452.07.
Nearly thirty-three and a half
million dollars pouring into the treasury
yesterday, the last day, brought
the total receipts for the year up to
$734,343,700.20, a million and a half
above Secretary McAdoo's original
estimate and turned into a surplus
what had promised the day before to
be a substantial deficit. Corporation
and income tax payments furnished
the stream of gold at the finish. From
this source came $26,161,782.82, between
the opening and closing of the
treasury yesterday, and tonight, Secretary
McAdoo and other administration
officials were pointing to the
total figures as proof of their promise
as to what would be accomplished
under the new tariff. Secretary McAdoo
sent telegrams of congratulation
to President Wilson, Representative
Underwood, chairman of the house
??vs and means committee, and to
Senator Simmons, chairman of the
finance committee of the senate, upon
the result under the new tariff law.
Later he issued a statement saying:
"The department is exceedingly grateful
with the results for the first fiscal
year of the new tariff and income
tax law. Unquestionably very much
better results will be obtained during
the present fiscal year."
? Seasickness in the heart of Kansas
in the geological centre of the United
States, has arrived. The malady is
caused by the wheat fields. Travelers
on railway trains in central and western
Kansas tell some weird tales about
the sickness. On nearly every line in
the state, long, unbroken fields of
wheat, five and six foot stalks, can be
seen as far as the eyes can reach. And
it is known far and wide that a wind
more or less gentle blows most of the
time in the Sunflower state. The wind,
blowing against the thousands of acres
of wheat, produces a billowy wave. A
gentle svay is all there is to it, but
persons have become violently ill because
of the wheat. A tale is told of
one man who has been to Europe several
times. Sitting in his Pullman on
a through train, the traveller looked
out to admire the luxurious wheat
lands. As usual the wheat was waving.
It caught the eye of the traveller. It
worried him. He ceased looking at the
wheat and decided to soothe his feelings
with t cigar. He arose to enter
the smoking compartment and made
tils way inert* wiui sumc uimvunj.
a short time he was seasick. Doctors
tried to diagnose the trouble but failed.
Finally one of them reached the
conclusion that it was a new illness,
wheatsickness. And later circumstances
point out that it is true. Trainmen
report daily that passengers have
slight or serious attacks of wheatsickness.
? Dr. Howard A. Knox, assistant
surgeon in the United States public
health service, in New York, has announced
that the "missing link" was
recently found at Ellis Island and deported.
He told of the strange individual
he believes to have been a
"throw back" to the cave man the
man Darwin wrote about but never
saw. According to rules, the man's
name may not be made public, but he
was called John, and came from Finland
just three weeks ago and was deported
on account of constitutional
inferiority. He was of average height,
but his strength was prodigious. The
set of his body, his pendulous abdomen
and his long arms forcibly suggested
the ape. In describing John,
Dr. Knox says: His forehead was
startling receding, his ears much low
er on tne neaa man is nvrauu nuu
man. and the top of his head was bullet
round and covered with coarse
wiry hair. The under jaw stuck out
much too far. and in place of canine
teeth he had long fangs that made his
lips protrude. During his examination
the Finn was docile and good natured.
He had had four years' schooling and
showed the mentality of a ten-yearold
child. The most remarkable feature
of the case was the hands which
were ape like in nearly every particular."
Dr. Knox and others who examined
the emigrant claim he was a genuine
? Within five years the management
of the Southern railway expects to
have a double track line the entire
distance, 649 miles, from Washington
to Atlanta. President Harrison has
made arrangements for financing this
undertaking and it is planned that
the work shall go forward as rapidly
as it is possible to carry it on without
inierterring with freight aud passenger
traffic. The funds will be provided
by the sale of $20,000,000 of
bonds of the Atlanta and Charlotte
Air Line Railway company, the issue
of which has been authorized and approved
by the Georgia railroad commission.
Of these bonds, $5,500,000
have already been sold and the proceeds
will be used to refund an equal
amount of Atlanta and Charlotte Air
Line bands now owned by the Southern
Railway. This sum will be used
bv the Southern railway in double
tracking those portions of its line between
Washington and Charlotte,
which are still single track. When
this has been completed, attention will
be turned to double tracking that
portion of the line between Charlotte
and Atlanta, which is still single
track. This will involve a great deal
of heavy work, especially in the
mountains of north Georgia, and will
call for the expenditure of between
$13,000,000 and $14,000,000. The
single track lines north of Charlotte
to be double tracked are as fo'lows:
Orange. \*a? to Amherst, Va.. 73.99
miles: Whittle. Va.. to Danville, Va.,
22.00 miles: Pelham. X. to Greensboro.
X. C., 37.14 miles: Concord, X.
C.. to Harrisburg. X. C.. 6.4 miles, a
total of 130.62 miles, t >f the line
from Charlotte to Atlanta. 267.5 miles,
double truck has been constructed between
Atlanta and Duluth. 24.52
miles, and between Spartanburg and
r*p<iriii timu K duiu u"n, !.*- ? in n\ ?- # ??
total of IH.3 miles, leaving 318.2 miles
of single track.
? Former President Roosevelt, at
Pittsburgh. Pa., last Tuesday night,
made his first speech of the 1914 campaign.
Me spent five hours in Pittsburg
and was welcomed enthusiastically.
In his address before the Pennsylvania
Progressive league, he criticised
the policies of the NVilson administration.
attacked Senator Raise
Penrose and appealed for support of
the Progressive ticket. Col. Roosevelt
spoke with comparative ease, after the
first few sentences, but there was a
huskiness in his voice which showed
his throat still troubled him. Persons
in the rear of the building at times
found it difficult to hear him. His gestures
were less rapid and vigorous
than of old. Col. Roosevelt coined a
new phrase Tuesday. It was what he
railed "government by convulsion."
Ily this he said he meant the passing
back and forth of power between the
Republican and Democratic parties,
which he said would continue unless
the people intrusted the power to the
Progressive party. The former president's
speech was regarded by Progressive
lea<lers here as an indication
of the line of attack the party will follow
in this year's campaign. There
was no holding out the olive branch to
the Republican party. The colonel
appealed to individual Republicans to
support the Progressive ticket, but
suggested no dealing with the party as
an organization. lie denounced IP
publican leaders, who. he said, had
misrepresented the people, and attacked
Senator Penrose unsparingly. "Ret
him go in sackcloth and ashes." he
said, "because it was owing to him
and his associates that the Democratic
party now has power to do wronpr. No
more scandalous appeal could he made
than to return him to power to riprht
the wronps for which he primarily is
responsible." The Wilson administration's
policies. Col. Roosevelt said,
were responsible for backward business
and unemployment. No progress
had been made, he said, towards solution
of the trust question and on this
point he went into what he later said
was the most comprehensive statement
of his position he ever had
(The \|orkviUr inquirer.
Entered at the Postofflce in Yorkville
as Mail Matter of the Second Class.
YOR KVILLE, S. C.s
tfttlDAY, JULY 3, 1914.
Uncle Sam wiped his slate clean
Wednesday, and began a new fiscal
The Fourth of July means more
now than it did a hundred years ago;
but the old, old question as to who
shall rule, still remains unsettled.
They are agitating a proposition in
Colorado to pay regular wages to
convicts, their earnings to go to the
support of their families.
The mediation business appears to
have fizzled and the work that confronted
the United States from the beginning
is still there, except it looks as
if it is going to be easier.
As to whether the president is going
to be able to make congress carry out
his anti-trust programme is not yet
iUlUKeiner vifiir, i?Ul it in 1|UI1C tn mill
that he is giving the venerable senators
quite a siege of it this hot weather.
If Congressman Lever is correct in
his estimate that his bill if it becomes
a law, will save $100,000,000 to cotton
producers, that would mean something
like $S on each bale, which will
be quite an item in the pocket of the
farmer. But that is probably why the
bill will not become a law. i
In caucus Wednesday, the Demo- J
eratic senators adopted a resolution
that binds them to remain in session
until the trust legislation that has J
passed the house is put through the ,
senate. The senators, however, are
not bound to vote for this legislation
without change. (
All lpcislative reforms oricinate
with the people; but the great difficulty
in such matters is the trouble ,
the people have in finding representa- i
tives who will stand to the rack. A |
man goes before the people on the
promise of securing certain reforms !
that are known to be practicable and
just, and gets elected; but after he
has been elected the men who have
been standing in the way of such re
forms get hold of him and succeed in
making him come over on their side. ,
The name of the men who will prom- i
ise to stand for the people is legion;
but the number who will actually go '
through the trial and tribulation neces- \
sary to accomplish anvthing worth i
while is very small. Most people who |
start out working for the people wind
up working the people themselves.
, ? i i
We are not much interested in the
prohibition talk on the part of any of
the gubernatorial candidates. It is all
right for a candidate to say he is a
Prohibitionist if he wants to, in order
to get the votes of the Prohibitionists;
but Prohibitionists ought to know
pretty well by this time that they need
not expect such legislation on this
subject as they want, until they are
able to make th<mselves felt in the
general assembly as well as in the
governor's office. When the Prohibitionists
lined up behind Keatherstone
four years ago. it meant that if Keatherstone
had been elected and along
with him a prohibition majority or a
strong prohibition minority in the ge:
eral assembly, something could have
been done. Hut as matters now stand
Prohibitionists have little or no encouragement
to vote as Prohibitionists.
They will do well not to line up
behind candidates who stand more for
local option than anything else, and
who will not feel bound to emphasize
their principles even in case of election.
Messrs. Irby and Clinkscales have
up another very important matter in
that proposition looking to legislation
that will protect minority stockholders
in a corporation from being overrun
by the majority. It is a fact that the
abuse to which they refer is very common
all over the I'nited States as well
as in South Carolina. The late Jay
Gould first laid down the proposition
that the shares of stock in any corporation
that are valuable are "over half."
Hy that he meant if he could secure
control of "tl per cent of the stock, the
other 4!< per cent was as good as his.
(if course there are thousands of corporations
in which the small stockholders
fare just as well as the large
ones?where the executive officials
draw reasonable salaries only, and
where all the legitimate profits are
conserved and paid out in dividends.
But there are many other corporations
in South Carolina where this is not the
rule. <>n the contrary, the majority
interests get together and take most
of the earnings in salaries. If the earnings
are too great to he absorbed in
salaries without causing immediate
and violent dissatisfaction, then they
are held back one way and another on
various pretenses against such time of
depression as may be propitious for
buying up the minority stock at much
less than its value. There are thousands
of business men as well as many
legislators who thoroughly understand
the evil complained of, and there are
very few right thinking men who are
unwilling to admit tlie desirability of
legislation; but unfortunately the
number of people who are directly interested
is too small to make the matter
a prominent state-wide issue.
Messrs. Irby and Clinkseales will do
<1 ??.;?!? tlx, I it' I.PiOI/thlttll
? IUI IHV IM1IVI "I J r l \ IIV
lhey arc doing: hut that they will he
ahli- to make the public take effective
notice is not altogether probable.
The French trans-Atlantic liner l.a
(fuscogue, cnroiitc from Bordeaux to
Buenos Aires, went ashore on the
Portuguese coast, Tuesday Both
houses of congress have agreed to appropriate
for automobiles for
Speaker Clark and Vice President
.Marshall.... Bubonic plague has been
discovi red in New < trleans. Fearing
that the disease will invade Florida,
tlie city of Petisncolu has decided to
pay cents for each dead rat deliver>
d to the state laboratory. (Jalveston.
Texas lias offered ten cents each for
the dead rodents Five hundred
members of the tjeneral Federation of
Women's clubs called on President
Wilson, Tuesday. He refused to give
his support to the suffrage movement.
Gen. Francisco Villa has bought
a bath tub from a Chicago firm. The
tub cost him 5525, delivered Bombardier
W ells has retained the heavy
weight championship of England by
knocking out Colin Bell, an Australian
in the second round of a scheduled
twenty round prize tight The funeral
of or. Fedro Ezequiel Kojas,
Venezuelan minister, who died at Atlantic
f ity last week, was held from
St. Mattnews' church, Washington,
Tuesday. The funeral was attended by
many prominent government oillciais.
....impeachment proceedings against
J. \V. Bane, sheriff of Chambers county,
Ala., have been begun. Tne sneriu
is charged with corruption in office...
The Orange Mountain Trolley Co.,
of New Jersey, has been purchased by
the town of West Orange. The trolley
line was bought at auct'ion, the condition
being brought about because the
company failed to pay $1,500 taxes....
The trial of Theo Bilbo, lieutenant
governor of Mississippi, who is charged
with bribery, is now being held at
Jackson, Miss The town of \Vrest
Dundee, 111., was visited by a half million
dollar lire this week The twenty-tilth
annual conference of American
Jewish Rabbis, is in session in De
1. Ur. .milliihl .TOWS frillll all
iron, idivii. > 1UU....V...
parts of the country are in attendance
The prohibitory amendment
against the sale or manufacture of liquor
in West Virginia, went into effect
July G. Niblo died as the
result of heat prostration in Atlanta,
Ga., Tuesday. He is the iirst victim of
heat in that city this year...The public
schools of New York city, closed
June 30, for a period of ten weeks.
There were 21,961 graduates of the
various elementary schools the past
year R. P. Sommerkamp, editor
of the Phoenix-Girard Journal, of Girard,
Ala., committed suicide in his
office Tuesday Henry W. Denison,
legal adviser to the Japanese department
of foreign affairs, is critically ill
in Tokyo, Japan, as the result of a
stroke of paralysis Louis Coulon,
an eighty-year-old Frenchman, has a
beard nine feet, ten inches long. He
carries the end of it wrapped around
his hand Gen. Villa has ordered a
ton of candy for the Constitutionalist
army "Little Joe" Brown, former
governor of Georgia, has formally announced
his candidacy for the United
States senate to succeed Hoke Smith.
Mrs. Marie Finck, of Baltimore,
choked two of her children to death
this week. She said she was "commanded
by God to kill her children."
Sir Francis J. Campbell, England's
foremost teacher of the blind,
died in London, this week. The great
was nn American by birth,
born near Winchester, Tenn., Oct. 9,
1S32 Finley J. Shepherd, who married
Miss Helen Gould, has been elected
a director of the Virginia Railway
and Power Co., which is a Gould
property According to F. D. Coburn,
secretary of the Kansas board of
agriculture, the wheat crop of that
state will total 154,000,000 bushels....
Volunteer forces of Ulsterites and Nationalists
fought in the streets of
Omagh, Ireland, Tuesday night. Several
civilians and policemen received
more or less injury Charles A.
Lyons of Sumerock, N. J. went to
sleep on a river boat this week. He
rolled into the stream and was
drowned Miss Laura Stallo, a
Cincinnati, Ohio, girl married Prince
Franvesco Ropegliosi of France, in
Paris, this week Andrew Alko.
of Pittsburgh, Pa., was astonished
the other day when told by a justice
of the peace that he could not spank
his wife. He was released from custody
on his promise to abandon
spanking Goreyno Prinzip, the
eighteen-year-old boy who assassi
nated Archduke Ferdinand anu mo
wife. Sunday, says he murdered the
prince to avenge "Servian wrongs."
President Wilson has nominated
Geo. T. Marye of San Francisco,
!ts United States ambassador to Russia
Not understanding the smell
of opium fumes in the Tombs prison.
New York, Wednesday. officers
searched the cells and found two
prisoners smoking the stuff. How
they got it has not been learned
Men bathers at Island Park Beach,
Ohio, must wear a bathing suit with
shirts, according to a recent decision of
Welfare Director Garland of Dayton.
.... Thus Morris of Westerville, Neb.,
will be one hundred and twenty years
and six months old this month. He
was two years old when Washington's
term as president closed
Alexander Stewart, general superintendent
of motion power and equipment
of the Southern railway, died
in Paris, this week Dr. H. W.
Davis, who was prominent in the
Confederate hospital service during
the Civil war, died in Richmond, Va.,
Meetings at Chester, Tuesday and at
I 'ncittsr nn Wednesday.
At Chester, Tuesday, both Messrs.
Jennings and Pollock attacked Governor
Please in connection with the
asylum investigation, and especially
with regard to the alleged star chamber
proceedings of the board of regents
with reference to complaints
against Dr. Eleanor B. Saunders.
Governor Blouse made no direct
reference to the asylum matter, but
in the course of his speech, took occasion
to say that he did not feel
called upon to make any explanations
of or apologize for his official conduct
since he had been governor. The
governor's speech was mainly along
the line of denunciation of the enrollment
rules. He said that this
present light is not a light against
him. but a fight of classes against the
masses. He said that he is a representative
of the masses, and that if
he and others who stand for what he
stands for, should die tonight, the
r.wht will en on iust the same until
victory comes in the end.
Senator Smith made his usual
speech about the lawyers chasing
him about the state, reviewed his efforts
in behalf of cotton and expressed
confidence in the certainty of his
The meeting was quiet and orderly,
and the predominating sentiment
was for Senator Smith and Governor
There were more than seven hundred
people at the Lancaster meeting,
and the usual good order prevailed.
Governor Blease was the first
speaker. He was greeted with cheers,
and there was much applause especially
when he denounced the primary
rules, and discussed Senator Smith's
failure to take the negroes out of the
Mr. Jennings repeated his bitter
attacks on the governor in connection
with the asylum investigation and also
for his appointment of James
Sotille, the alleged blind tiger king, as
a member of his staff. He also rapped
Senator Smith for his failure to
Mr. Pollock defended the new primary
rules as insuring a vote to every
man entitled to vote, and preventing
those who are not entitled to
vote from doing so. He read his list
of "farmers" applying for enrollment
in Charleston, and spoke of them as
being voted like sheep by Satille and
While Mr. Jennings was discussing
the "undesirables" who were being
ruled out of the primary, a man in
the audience said: "They were all oil
your side and we did not need them." j
.Mr. Jennings replied: "Then if they
were on our side, why do you suppose
we changed the rules?" "Because
you thought they were on our side."
replied the interrupter.
Sen;.tor Smith was the last speaker.
He had been twitted earlier in
the day by each speaker saying that
the Lever cotton exchange bill had
been substituted for the Smith bill.
The senator made a good point by
reading the Associated Press dispatch
stating the senate had refused to accept
the Lever bill as a substitute.
The senator also swept the audience
when he "came hack" at Mr.
Pollock, who gleefully reminds each
audience that it has cost the government
almost $ l.nou a pound to fatten
"The reason why they could fatten
me was because 1 was a thoroughbred."
the senator answered. "Now
my opponent is only a 'razor-back'
and they could never fatten him."
Mr. Pollock was also likened to
Lincoln's boat on the Mississippi,
which had such a big whistle and
such a little boiler that it had to stop
Palmetto Monument Co.?-Tells you
why It can furnish the right kind of
D. E. Boney, Agent?Gives a list of
damage and destruction by lightning
during June. Insure in the
H. J. Zinker?Is announced as a
candidate for the oittce of county
supervisor of York county.
Mrs. M. A. Dorsett, Clover?Has a
iresh Jersey cow with calf, for sale.
Yorkville Hardware Co.?Calls special
attention to all kinds of enameled
ware and wants to supply you.
Kandy Kitchen?Will supply you with
tne best and purest ot ice creams
at 80 cents a gallon, delivered.
Pratt Food Co.?On page four tells
you about the good qualities of its
poultry regulator. For sale by Carroll
Bros., in Y'orkville.
Cloud Cash Store?Today begins its
third mid-summer clearance sale,
ottering reduced prices on all goods.
Rev. S. C. Byrd, D. D., Greenville?
Tells why Chicora college is a good
school for girls. See page four for
Oscar W. Schleeter, Registrar, Charleston?On
page four gives informa
tion as to the next session or tne
Medical College of the State of
Thomson Co.?Reminds you of its
20 per cent reduction sale that is
on today and tomorrow.
First National Bank, Yorkville?Emphasizes
the importance of saving
against the time of need. It will
help you to save.
John J. McCarter, Chairman?Announces
motorcycle races at Filbert
on July 31, immediately after the
Reports from the watermelon crop
are encouraging. Farmers who have
good patches are inviting their town
friends to come out.
Farmers' institutes under the direction
of Clemson college, are to be
held at Yorkville, August 12, Gold
Hill August 13. and Oak Ridge, August
14. Special attention is to be
given to clover and vetch at these
A DAY AHEAD
The usual publication hour of The
iT'n,.nircr tioon n n t iei nil t ed for this
issue, for the reason that there will
be no mails over the rural routes tomorrow
on account of the Fourth of
July holiday, and except for this anticipation,
today's paper would not be
generally distributed over the county
before next Monday.
WITHIN THE TOWN
? Yorkville should have a public
cotton platform and a public weigher.
Both the town and the country surrounding
have suffered wonderfully
for lack of these things.
? Yorkville played its first baseball
game with the fast semi-professional
Chester team, yesterday afternoon on
the Graded school grounds. The game
resulted 6 to 5 in favor of Yorkville.
The teams play again today.
? If the Graded school and the town
do not get what is coming to them in
the way of bank taxes then of course,
the people are going to have to make
up the difference. That is all there is
? Mr. Henry B. James and Miss
Mary Brooks Inman were married at
the Associate Reformed parsonage
last Wednesday night, by Rev. J. L.
Gates. Mr. James if a member of the
firm of James Bros. The bride is the
second daughter of Mr. and Mrs
Brooks Tnman, of Yorkville. Both
have numerous friends in Yorkville
and throughout this section, who wish
them happiness and prosperity.
Miss Eunice Plaxco of Bethany, is
visiting relatives in Yorkville.
Miss Mabel Ashe of Yorkville, is
visiting friends in Sumter.
Mr. J. S. James and Master Frank
James left this week for Galax, Va.
Mrs. W. W. Jenkins of Yorkville,
is spending some time in Radford, Va.
Mrs. C. Gregory of Galveston, Tex.,
is visiting Mrs. J. M. Brian, in Yorkville.
Miss Louise Guy of Lowryville,
is visiting Miss Bessie Pegram, in
Miss Helen Miller of Shelby, N. C..
is visiting Miss Frances Adickes, in
Mr. J. H. Witherspoon of Yorkville,
left this week to take a special course
of study in New York.
Misses Annie and Esther Ashe of
Yorkville, are spending some time in
Rrevard, X. C.
Mr. J. It. Irwin of Pampano, Fla..
is visiting his sister, Mrs. J. B. Pegram.
Mrs. W. C. Erwin of Florence, is
visiting her parents. Mr. and Mrs.
J. E. Lowry, in Yorkville.
Messrs. It. T. Allison, Jr., and William
Darby Glenn have returned to
their homes in Yorkville, after a visit
to Hendersonville, X. C.
The senatu-ial campaigners have
come and gone and a large number of
York county people have heard for
themselves why Senator Smith, Governor
Blease, Mr. W. P. Pollock or
Mr. L. D. Jennings should or should
not he the candidate of the Democratic
party for the United States senate in
the next general election.
The campaign meeting was held on
the grounds of the Yorkville Graded
school, a temporary stand having been
erected under some tall oak trees immediately
to the rear of the building.
The crowd was made up of representatives
from all parts of the county
and numbered altogether 1,000 or 1,200
people. There were a few ladies present;
but altogether not more than a
dozen. Seats had been provided for a
part of the audience; but a great many
sat in buggies and automobiles, while
others stood on their feet or squatted
on the ground.
The speaking lasted for something
over three hours, and during that time
the speakers received close and patient
attention. There was no disorder, and
no harsh or ugly language from the
stand?nothing more untoward in fact
than good natured heckling by the
partisans of the different candidates
as the speakers went into matters on
which there was not entire agreement. |
As to the size of the crowd there
was difference of opinion. Some put
the audience at less than 500: but (
these were entirely too low. Governor
Blease thought that there were at
least 1.200 people present, and Senator
Smith thought a conservative estimate
could not put the figures at less than i
1.000. The senator and the governor
were pretty close to the correct figures.
Along partisan or party lines the
crowd was pretty well divided, or at
least it so appeared. Friends of the
governor were present in large numbers
and so were his opponents. Some
were demonstrative and others were
not. and it was the same way with !
both sides. When Messrs. Pollock and
Jennings began to attack the govern- i
or, the governor's friends began to
heckle, and his opponents also made ,
themselves known. There was enough ,
demonstration on both sides to give |
the speakers a good idea of the temper
of the crowd, and the speakers gov- |
erned themselves accordingly.
While there was more or less ap- i
plause for all of the candidates, the
cheering: for Governor Blease and Senator
Smith was rather more marked
than was that for Messrs. Jennings
and Pollock, and judging by the volume
and length of the demonstrations
at the close of the speeches, the advantage
seemed rather in favor of
Governor Blease; but as to this there
was difference of opinion.
The meeting was begun at 10.30
o'clock. W. W. Lewis. Esq., county
chairman, presiding. Rev. J. L. Oates,
pastor of the Yorkville A. R. P.
church, offered the opening prayer.
The county chairman asked for a
peaceful hearing and courteous treatment
of all the candidates. He introduced
as the first speaker, Mayor
L. D. Jennings of Sumter.
Mr. Jennings made reference to!
the tact that this was his tlrst visit
to Yorkville. It was being told over)
t' ?" state that he was in the race not
to win, but to aid senator Smith. He
denied the story and said that if reports
which were coming to him from
over the state were true, he would
be in the second race. He did not
intend going into state politics until
a tew weeks ago when he was approached
by men who thought both
smith and Blease incompetent.
Mr. Jennings went into an extended
discussion of the record of Governor
Blease, whom he said, had been
in office four years and had done
nothing. I submit, said the speaker,
the governor is a man of such temperament
that with him it is rule or
ruin. Why did he ignore the chief
justice in the appointment of special
judges? The governor has almost
demoralized the state militia, he
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state officials when it is necessary to
borrow money to run the government.
With the governor, every matter is
a case of Big I and little You, said
the speaker. He could not get along
in the senate, because there, men
have to work together for the common
If a few men sign a petition for
pardons, Blease thinks it his duty to
grant them, said Mr. Jennings.
"He's a good hearted fellow," said
a man in the crowd.
"Very," said Mr. Jennings. The
speaker referred to the pardon ol
Portland Ned, the safe-cracker. It
you stand for those kind of pardons,
vote for Governor Blease for the
"He's going back," came from
the crowd. "Yes, he's going back,"
quickly retorted Mr. Jennings, "back
to Newberry and the livery stables!"
The speaker then took up the asylum
investigation matter. He pictured
the struggles of the parents of Dr.
Saunders to educate her and related
how she became an angel of mercy
in the state hospital.
But Blease, not being satisfied with
being governor, u|ipunucu >^e,c>>vo,
etc., had special friends of his put on
the hospital staff. These friends became
jealous of Dr. Saunders. There
were cries of "hurrah for Blease,"
while others shouted, "that's right,
The speaker then told of the "star
chamber" meeting in Columbia on
January 15. At this meeting, this
lady, her aged father, her attorney
and others were run out because they
said it was an executive session. Yet
the governor and his stenographer
were there, and they had no more
right to be than did Dr. Saunders,
and if the records of that meeting
were read it would make even the
hair on a Bleasite stand on his head.
"We know all about it, tell us
something we don't know," came from
"Preach that," cried others.
If there are enough men who approve
that record to send Blease to
the senate, then may God have mercy
on our citizenship, said Mayor Jennings.
You may holler for Blease;
you may vote for him; but what
would you think of a judge who, not
having heard the testimony, carried
his verdict in his pocket?
"He's going to the senate," came
from the crowd again. "Is he going
to take (Jus Richie with him?"
"I don't know," replied Mr. Jennings,
"maybe he will make him doorkeeper,"
said Mr. Jennings.
(Richie is from Laurens county.
He is a paralytic and is under $5,000
bond to return to the penitentiary to
complete his sentence as soon as his
physical condition permits.)
The speaker then read a part of
the report of the legislative committee
of the asylum investigation. He
referred to Dr. T. J. Strait of Lancaster,
a member of that committee,
as an appointee of Governor Blease,
"Mighty weak," said the speaker
in answer to a shout for the governor.
"If you don't vote for him any
stronger than you shout for him, he'll
never get to the senate. You think
Blease is a little lord. What has he
done for you?" "Whtat have you
done?" asked a man. "I am trying
to open your eyes." retorted Mr. Jennings.
"Oh, yes. he has helped the
criminals. So far as petitions are
concerned, why. I could get up a pe
tition in this crowd to nang tne uesi
The speaker then devoted his remarks
to Senator Smith, who, he
said, had not done anything. If I am
elected to the senate. I cannot promise
you what I will do. "You'll never
go," came from the audience. "It is
impossible to turn every negro mail
clerk out of the service, and I will
not promise that."
South Carolina should get her part
of the money devoted to navigation
and drainage. Smith has gotten none
of this money. Neither did he raise
the price of cotton. He was in the
senate when cotton rose, but he did
not raise the price.
"<>h, well, we are going to send him
back to regulate rainfall," said a man
in the crowd. "Yes, he claims to be
responsible for the price of soda going
down, but not for mules going
up," said Mr. Jennings.
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Why, .senator smiin cuu?u u...j
make people in the asylum believe
that he is responsible for the increase
in cotton. In 1909, he told the farmers
to hold their cotton for lii cents;
yet they got only S and 9 cents.
"Well, Jennings, you can promise
to draw your salary," said Mr. Joe
Sims, of Sharon.
The speaker' said he had fought
more corporations than all the other
Sumter lawyers combined, i nthe last
ten years. He said his income was
twice as much as a senatorial toga
pays, and that he would be losing
money by going to the senate,
yet he had considered it his duty to
make the race. In reply to a question,
the speaker said he hail never
asked the governor for a pardon;
neither had he signed one, but had
been successful in not letting any of
his clients get in the penitentiary.
The campaign had thus far been
placed on a high plane. The speaker
was personally friendly with all the
candidates. He asked the audience
to vote for the best representative.
Before introducing Mr. Pollock, the
nevt speaker, the county chairman
asked those who had been making
remarks to kindly refrain, saying that
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candidates and nut for the audience,
but little heed was paid to the request.
W. P. Pollock.
Mr. Pollock was glad to he again
unions the people of York, at whose
hands he had always received courteous
treatment and few votes. He
had been defeated for congress and
felt no heart burns; neither would he
have any if defeated in his present
At first, he said, it looked like
there would be only two candidates
in the race, Governor Please and
Senator Smith. He had received
numerous letters from people ,
throughout the state who thought the
senatorial field should be broader,
nnd when it looked as if there was to
be no third candidate, at the soliei- ,
tation of numerous friends, he had ,
decided to enter the race. i
Mr. Pollock said he was in closer
touch with the people of the state
than was Senator Smith, who hail
done nothing except increase fifty
pounds in weight and draw $T>0,000. <
"Good beer," exclaimed a man in t
the crowd, and the remark was followed
hy much laughter. 1
"Hurrah for Please." was heard
again. "Yes, partner, come up here; I
I want people to see you," said Mr.
Pollock. However, the enthusiastic
admirer of the governor did not
mount the platform.
He attacked the governor in regard
to the Dr. Saunders matter;
told of Dr. Saunders' education at
Wir throp college, and of her good
woik at the asylum. Yes, he said, a
committee of Blease men and antiBlease
men had indicted her. Yet
the governor said at Chester, he would
not explain nor apologize for what he
had done. If you people can stand for
that, when he refuses to explain, may
God have mercy on your souls.
Air. Pollock said he was not in the
race to beat Blease, but wanted to be
elected himself. He did not want the
position for the money alone: and
said that the man who looked on life
as a continual fight to benefit himself
had a poor conception of it. "That's
the way most of them look at it,"
said some one.
Your governor boasts of his pardon
record, and there are some pardons
which are justifiable. His pardon
record covers every crime. He
says his friends like it and you can't
help it. Has it come to the time
when our free people will stand for
this? asked the speaker. He told of
Portland Ned who, he said, had a
hand in a robbery in Fort Mill, and
who was taken to the governor's office
and in some mysterious way escaped.
"Three weeks after Portland
Ned was pardoned, a safe was cracked
within one hundred miles of Co
iumbia. Is it not better to have such
men cracking rocks, than to have
them blowing safes and killing the
men who try to catch them? Fourteen
thousand jurors have heard the
testimony in these cases and given a
conscientious verdict. Yet the governor
had set them all aside.
The governor had said a great deal
about the rules adopted at the state
convention. The speaker said the report
that he, Mr. Pollock, was a member
of that convention, was a mistake.
He favored only one vote for every
native South Carolinian. The speaker
charged that mobs of foreigners had
been brought over from Augusta, Ga.,
to vote in Aiken and Edgefield counties.
He said that maybe some foreigners
had been brought from Charlotte
to vote in York county.
He wished to open the eyes of mill
operatives and said he knew no class
so long as the men were honest. As
has been the custom since the campaign
began, Mr. Pollock read a list of
names of foreigners who had voted in
Charleston. His pronunciation and facial
expression during the reading of
the list caused much amusement to the
good naturcd audience.
He charged that Governor Blease
was standing with the foreign element
in Charleston, and referred to the appointment
of James Sotille, whom he
ciuonca a sawea-ori nine aago, us a
member of the governor's staff. He
called the especial attention of the
military companies of the county, to
The governor is always talking,
"Nigger, nigger, nigger," said Mr. Pollock,
"and yet he does not tell you that
a few years ago he was a trustee of a
negro college." He also touched on the
fining of the governor's negro chauffeur
in Columbia, and said that it
made a lot of difference "whose negro
The speaker said that in case he was
elected he would do faithful work towards
better roads and education. He
paid high tribute to President Wilson,
and said the people should send a man
to the senate who would work in harmony
with the president. Blease and
Tillman could not work together;
neither would Blease work with Wilson.
He said people should vote for
Blease's return to Newberry and the
He said the governor's coat tails
had been trimmed so short there were
none left, and that he was hollering
calf rope. The speaker said he was
raising his voice to stop the wave of
lawlessness that was sweeuinir the
"When I go jt of the state, I am
ashamed, because people know Blease
is governor. I blush with shame."
"You ought not to do it," came from
the crowd. "I can't help it," said Mr.
"Humph!" retorted his tormentor.
The speaker said he would have no
regrets or heartburns if defeated; but
would feel he had done his duty.
Senator Ellison D. Smith was next
introduced to the audience and was
given applause as he began his speech.
The senator said that each of the
candidates usually took up about forty
minutes of their time in trying to
prove that he had done nothing since
he had been in the senate.
He created some fun at the expense
of Messrs. Jennings and Pollock, who
had commented on his increased
weight, referring to himself as a thoroughbred
and to them as "razorbacks."
He said that he hoped to have only
a piece of a lawyer opposing him; but
had come to find out there were three
Dieces in the race and two of them had
suddenly become farmers also. He
said that 78 of the 96 members of the
United States senate were lawyers.
Messrs. Pollock and Jennings said
they were born on the farm, but as
soon as they attained their majority,
they came to town, became lawyers
and began "farming the farmers."
The senator llayed the lawyers in
the senate, saying they got up long
bills which mentioned "parties of the
first part," and of the "second part;"
and yet these same lawyers were parties
to the whole plot The senator
said he would never light President
Wilson as long as he is "with my
Senator Smith spoke at some length
on foreign immigration and said that
if he had the power he would prevent
immigration from Europe. He said
the surplus lands of America should
be reserved for future American citizenship
and said that so long as he
remained chairman of the committee
on immigration he would strive to attain
Until the last few years the farmers
never believed they had sense enough
11) illieilU IU l lll'i r u?n uuaiiKsa, uut
always got a lawyer to attend to it for
them; and then the earnings of a year 1
were taken up in settling with the
lawyer. However, the farmers are
holding their own now.
The senator discussed the new banking
and currency act, pointing out its
benefits to the farmer. It is a wonder 1
the farmers have anything, he said, 1
because heretofore the farmer had to 1
have United States bonds, gold and
silver as security. These things had
no relation to farming, but were con- I
trolled by a half dozen Wall Street financial
assassins who caused the I
panic of 1907 in order to get control 1
of Tennessee Coal and Coke.
Under the new law, farmers can give
any kind of property as security. The '
speaker said that he had demanded in '
caucus that the farmer be allowed the 1
same lentgh of time to borrow money 1
as it takes to make a crop, and that '
the Smith bill gives that right.
They say I am a man of one ideal. '
Some one has talked cotton from 8 to <
12J cents a pound. Maybe I didn't do I
it all, but thank God I was there when I
it was done.
The speaker drew a touching picture ]
of the farmer's family who was de- 1
pendent on the price of the product, in I
which he referred to the New York !
gamblers who had the south in
their grasp, and declared that he would I
never let up in his fight against them
until the "South comes into her own." <
Liberal applause followed his declara- '
The senator mentioned his bill reg- i
ulating cotton grades, and said it
would come out of conference as he 1
passed it. He declared it would pre- '
vent the passing of "dog-tail" cotton 1
for good middling. I
1 am tired of hearing men say, '
"Work on, farmer, you are doing '
well." Of course they are doing well,
and are going to do better. The <
speaker again asserted that he did not '
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price of cotton; but was in the thick
of the tight. The price has been in- 1
creased $20 more per bale since 1904.
In conclusion. Senator Smith flayed 3
the cotton buyers who tried to grade I
cotton too low. If one rain knocks $lf>
off the value of a bale of cotton, a half 1
dozen rains would send it to the ma- t
nure heap. There is no difference be- 1
tween good ordinary and middling '
fair, said the speaker. t
Senator Smith told of his standing !
>n various committees in the senate, <
find said that if a new man were sent <
there, he would have to start at the
bottom and work up. The speaker i
wound up his address by stating that i
in spite of the world, the rtesh, the v
Jevil and the lawyers, he was going
back to the United States senate.
The meeting was concluded with
the address of Governor Blease,
who, upon his appearance, was received
with enthusiastic applause.
Referring to the address of Senator
Smith, the governor said he had paid
a glowing tribute to his mother during
his address, which he commended.
He did not think the senator's
family was as poor after the war as
tne seiiutor had stated, since one of
the sons had been educated sufficiently
to become a high church official
and another, by accident, had become
a United Mutes senator.
Gov. Blease said Senator Smith's
talk about raising the price of cotton
was a joke and the intelligent
people of York would not believe it,
although the people of Beaufort
might. So far as Senator Smith's
bill was concerned, the speaker said
it was merely for the protection of
one gambler aguinst another.
The governor riuicuieu aenaiui
Smith's statements regarding committee
appointments, saying that when
the Republicans again came into
power, all the Democrats would be
knocked out. He said that when he
went to the senate he would receive
us good committee places as had Senator
Smith and that if he did not
make better use of them, he would
not stand for re-election.
Senator Smith, he said, was a good
fellow, and he denied that he had
said the senator was a Republican.
The speaker read an article from the
News and Courier of June 15, in regard
to Senator Smith's election and
said that while the senator boasted
of his big majority, he had little to
boast of. There were only two in the
race, Smith and John Gary Evans,
and the people merely supported the
least of the two evils. The governor
further declared that had Smith
been opposed by half a man he would
never have been elected.
The governor declared the senator
a joke. He asserted the senator's
immigration bill was still pending
and asked why he did not make his
brother senators pass it. The sena
tor says he is a friend or the rarmer,
and yet he voted against Winthrop
college and free scholarships. This
farmer boy (I can see the corns in
his hands now) voted against these
The speaker declared that all Senator
Smith's former enemies were
now supporting him, the list including
"that half breed sheet, the Columbia
State, and the old granny in
Broad street, Charleston." The governor
referred to the appointment of
Heyward, the "cobble-stone farmer,"
as income tax collector, and of Francis
H. Weston as district attorney. He
charged Senator Weston with being
a corporation attorney as well as a
stockholder in corporations. The
Democratic party is discussing trust
breaking, and yet your senator appointed
a corporation attorney as district
The speaker referred to the appointment
of Jas. L. Sims, the Orangeburg
newspaper editor, as United
States marshal. Sims, he said, worked
on a Republican newspaper, in
which an octoroon negro was interested.
in 1876. When the red shirts
were fighting negro rule. The governor
declared that all the appointments
were cut and dried and that it
was useless for others to apply.
The appointment of marshal should
have been given to anybody, other
than a man who was with the Republicans
in 1876, and before I would
have made such an appointment, I
would have walked from Washington
to Newberry, and the people could
have had my office.
Rut, continued the governor, my
friend, Senator Smith, was in the
legislature once. Pity, too! He voted
against the separate coach law.
He did worse than that, because he
voted to pay $2,000 to the family of
one who had been lynched. Smith
voted to pay $2,000 to the family of
a negro who lays his hands upon a
white woman. Voted to pay $2,000
to negro families because white men
protect their homes. Does that show
him to be a frldnd of the farmer?
"Pretty rough,'" came from the
"Yes, it's rough, but it is the record,"
replied the governor.
The governor said he did not claim
to be a farmer, but only wished he
Senator Smith tells how to get money
on account of the new currency bill,
s:i Id fhf? sn^nltpr Tho haw hill is nn
better than the old law, because by
the old method, farmers borrowed from
the bank direct, whereas now the bank
merely endorses the farmer's note.
What the senator should do, he said,
was to enact a law to put bank people
who charRed the farmers ten and
twelve per cent interest in jail, and
"whom I could pardon before I leave
the Bovernor's chair." The statement
was followed by applause.
The Bovernor read a letter which
told of whites and neBroes workinB
tosether in WashinBton and spoke of
seeinB neBro mail carriers in the lower
part of the state.
If that happened in this country,
when Mr. NiBBer drove around, he
would be told not to "round" back
aBain; and if he did. his family
would have a chance to draw that
$2,000 under Senator Smith's bill.
The Bovernor showed pictures of
whites and neBroes at Benedict colleBe,
Columbia, and scathinBly denounced
the school. The newspapers were continually
doridins him because of his
attitude in the matter, he said, but he
intended fiBhtinB this kind of "niBBerism"
until he died.
He paid his respects to the recent
state convention, many members of
which, he said were "ciBarette suckers
and liquor drinkers."
The speaker referred to the York
county convention, sayinB that the
anti-administration forces, when they
saw that the Bleasites had elected a
temporary chairman, moved for a recess
and Bot enouBh of their friends
to Bive them a majority of six or sev
The speaker said that any kind of
delegates were taken to Columbia to
the state convention so as to make it a
hardship for the farmers to i nroll.
"You'll have to sign it," came from
"Yes. I am going to sign it." retorted
the governor, "and I want every
man to register whether he is going
to vote for me or not."
The speaker declared that while he
was willing to work for the Democratic
party in any state, the Republican
party would some day he hack in
power. When it does, the new rules
ire likely to cost the state two representatives
in congress and the antiBleaseites
would thereby hurt themselves.
South Carolina representation
in congress, ho said, was based on the
primary vote and not the general election.
If enrollment is cut to 110,000,
md Republicans return to power, they
will demand that South Carolina's
leleiration be cut in proportion to the
?nrollment: the crowd who fixed up
the enrollment thievery will therefore
The speaker told his hearers not to
pay any attention to the newspapers.
He said he did not pay any attention
to what they or anybody else said
"We don't pay any attention to
them." said a man near the stand.
The governor said the reporters
?ould not write the truth. If they did
:lie editors would change it; and if
:hey didn't, the tvne is so well trained
t will change itself.
Prepchers throughout the state
rayed that the best man be elected
two years ago, said the speaker. The
Lord answered the prayer, he said,
pointing to himself. The statement
wrought hearty applause from his ,
In concluding his address, the governor
said that on every occasion he
ind done what he thought best for the
nterests of the people.
"What did you do for Oils Richie?"
le was asked. I
"Just what I will do for you when ,
> 011 steal something?parole you," re- ,
died the governor quickly.
The governor said he had no apolories
to make: he had been governor
limself: and his enemies could not
lelp themselves. He would not admit
hat he had made any mistakes, al- :
hough he may have done so. His I
'riends he said, did not want him to
xplain anything and his enemies <
011 Id not make him do it.
He intended marching into the senite
011 the a"rm of a Rleaseite who
vould be the next governor, and 1
vould be introduced to the United
States sennte by E. D. Smith, the
greatest living exponent of cotton.
At the conclusion of the governor's
address the meeting adjourned, the
candidates taking advantage of the
opportunity to shake hands with numerous
Good Oat Yield.
Mr. Oliver Walker, who lives two
miles above Clover, threshed his oats
this week. He secured 107 bushels
on one acre.
The Meeting at Rock Hill.
There was a tremendous crowd of
people at Hock Hill, Wednesday night,
to hear Governor Blease. The governor
was introduced by Mr. G. P.
smith, and was received with fenthusiasiic
applause, but shortly after he
had launched into a scathing denunciation
of the enrollment regula
tions of the recent state convention,
a heavy rain came up and broke up
Bitten By Mad Dog.
Messrs. K. R. and Lesslie McCorkle
of Yorkville No. 6, were bitten i
on the hand last Wednesday, by a
bird pup, which belonged to them,
uiule attention was paid to the bite
at the time, but a few days afterward,
the dog began to act strange,
and finally died. Thinking possibly
the dog was suffering from rabies,
Messrs. McCorkle sent the dog's head
to the slate authorities and a message
received Wednesday, was to the
effect that the canine had hydrophobia.
Although neither of the gentlemen
who were bitten have felt any
evil results, they are taking treatment
in order to be on the safe side.
Speaking Last Night.
After the speaking in Yorkville yesterday,
Governor Ulease was taken in
charge by a committee of friends, who
carried him to Clover, with the understanding
that after he had addressed
an audience there, he would be
taken to Gaffney, where he had still
another engagement. He had made <
a previous appointment to speak at
Clover, and Gaffney people had made
nn nrmnlntmpnt and advertised him to
speak at Gaffney without having consulted
him in advance. The situation
was one that required a long, hard
ride to fill. Messrs. Smith, Pollock
and Jennings were taken in charge by
a Rock Hill committee, aftei ihc
speaking in Yorkville, and spoke in J
Rock Hill, last night. ,
Would Take No Risks.
Upon his arrival from Rock Hill,
yesterday morning. Governor Blease
came to The Enquirer ortice to give I
instructions about the shipping out of '
copies of his St. Matthews speech,
which is still in press. A n.an who is
with him in the capacity of general
assistant, came in and asked for orders.
The governor said: "This is the
place where they put up that bottle
Job on me two years ago. Go down
to the hotel, see what room they have
assigned me. Look it over good, and
if there are any bottles in It, have
them taken out. Then have my grips
sent up. If anybody comes about
there to take a drink, tell them to
Iflnillv en pNtiwhprc I don't want
uny whisky or beer myself, and I don't
want anybody to have any around '
Death of Mr. B. F. Scoggins.
Mr. B. Frank Scoggins of Hickory
Grove, died suddenly at his home on
yesterday morning. Mr. Scoggins
arose at his accustomed time, but ^
complained of feeling badly. A physician
was summoned, but death resulted
before the doctor could reach
the house. The deceased was born
near Hickory Grove, in September,
1863, the son of the late James and
Martha Scoggins. He had been engaged
in farming all his life. A man
of sterling worth, he was widely
known throughout York county, ps J|
an honest man and a good citizen. y
Mr. Scoggins is survived by his wife,
who was Miss Ella Leech, and four
children, Misses Isabel, Evelyn, James
and Mr. Fred, all of Hickory Grove.
He also leaves the following brothers
and sisters: J. J. Scoggins, Due West, 4
W. B. Scoggins, Yorkville, R. L.
Scoggins, Hickory Grove; Mesdames
E. A. Crawford, Yorkville, R. L. Castles,
Smyrna, and Miss Ida Scoggins,
Yorkville. The interment will be at
Hickory Grove this morning, funeral
services being conducted by Rev. J. L.
uaies assisieu oy r;evs. a. u. rressiy
and H. G. Hardy.
SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS *
? Representative Byrnes has presented
President Wilson and Secretary
Tumulty with suits of clothes made
from South Carolina duck.
? Capt. Z. J. Drake, champion corn
grower of the world, died at his home %
in Marlboro county, last Wednesday.
Capt. Drake has the reputation of
having made 255 bushels of corn on
? At Bennettsville on Tuesday, Mr.
A. G. Brice, candidate for attorney
general, made a positive declaration in
opposition to Governor Blease. The
declaration was enthusiastically applauded
by the anti-Blease element.
? Prnptit nnrv iiwlfp at tho Plffh
circuit, died at his home in Columbia, *
last Tuesday, after a long illness. The *
deceased was a brother of Chief Justice
Gary and Judge Frank B. Gary.
He was born in Abbeville county in
1859, and was elected judge in 1897.
? The Rural Letter Carrier's association
of South Carolina, is holding r
its annual convention in Spartanburg.
The meeting opened yesterday, and
the entertainment feature will be ccncluded
tomorrow with a trip over the
C. C. & O., railroad to Erwin, Tenn.
Among those who have been invited to
speak are Hons. D. E. Finley, E. J.
Watson, F. Hi Hyatt, W. F. Stevenson,
Sam J. Nicholls, T. C. Duncan, Joseph
T. Johnson and Mendel L. Smith.
? Spartanburg. July 1: In a renewed
effort to solve the mystery of
pellagra, the strange disease which is ^
tilling southern insane asylums, and
causing a great many deaths, the public
health service of the Federal government
has today opened a field
hospital here. Dr. R. A. Herring,
who is in charge, said it is expected
that the hospital will be maintained qp
for a period of five or six years, conducting
exhaustive research work,
seeking the cause of this disease.
Prior to twenty years ago this disease
was practically unknown in
this country; it is undoubtedly an infection.
according to medical authorities,
but it is not easily transmistwMlilM
frurn nnp nprmm to nnotllpr.
- Pickens, June 30: Sheriff Koark
of this county, assisteil by his deputies
and a number of volunteers,
scoured the country today for a negro,
who last night, killed James J
Hendrix, a white man, and who is
said to have later criminally assaulted
a white woman of that section.
The negro is known to the authorities
as Lloyd McCuIlum and a vigorous
search for him is being made.
The murder occurred last night about 0
11 o'clock, but not until today did
the authorities make known anything
of the affair. An all night search
was made for the alleged murderer.
Hendrix is well known in this county
and the affair of last night created
quite a sensation. It is possible that
the negro will be lynched if he falls
into the hands of the dead man's
friends. McCuIlum deliberately planned
the murder it is said. Having hid
behind the barn near the house, he
calmly awaited the coming of his
victim, and when he appeared upon
the scene, crushed his life out with
:i stick. The lssault was then made
upon the woman and the negro tied
to the swamps. Sheriff Roark described
the negro last night as being
six feet two inches tall, with a black
miiutfl/>hn u'O'trlnff tt whit A hilt.
heavy coat, blue shirt, tan colored
pants and a broad pair of shoes. The
band of his hat has been removed,
the rim slit open with a knife and
the inside band pulled through. Sheriff
Ftoark said the negro would be
easily recognized by his hat. *
? The senate on Tuesday refused to
agree to the l>?ver bill which had
passed the house on Monday, as a substitute
for the Smith bill. The Smith
bill, which passed the senate several **
weeks ago, proposes to deny the use ?
of the mails to exchanges that refuse
to submit to certain regulations. The
Lever bill, to which the senate has refused
to agree, provides a tax on all
future sales that fail to comply with