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GOES FOR COLE
CiL T. B. Felder Addresses Open Let
ter to burnt Cole L Blef * s s
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LIBEL SUIT OR A DUEL
Publishes Two Interesting Letters of
Blease, and Dares Him to Enter
Suit for Damages.?Promises to
Pay Attorneys Fees if He Sues and
The Atlanta Constitution Saturday
published a most sensational open
letter addressed "To Cole L. Blease''
?and signed by Thomas B. Felder.
This letter follows one of a more
.general character addressed to many
Charges of the gravest nature are
made against the governor of South
Carolina, and he is challenged to go
into the United States courts for
redress. Two letters signed "Cole"
alleged to have been addressed
to a liquor establishment, one ask
ing for pay for services and the oth
er acknowledging the receipt of $500
and expressing doubt of "Hub's"
reliability in money matters, are
printed. It is distinctly shock
ing to South, Carolinians to have]
"'coward or thief" applied to the gov
ernor of this State.
While the matter has been publish
ed in a responsible newspaper, we do
not fee; warranted in reproducing
the language conveying criminal
charges until there is more light
shed. Mr. Felder should be made
to prove his charges or else suffer
the penalties for gross libel.
He says in part:
If th<; charges I make are false, I
they are llbelous per se, and I am j
Moreover, with apologies to the
shade cf my departed ancestors, I
in modesty (?) claim to be your
equal, s.nd if you are aggrieved by
the charges, it will be my pleasure to
meet you at such time and place
without the confines of your State
that may suit ycur convenience, to
the end that abundant opportunity
may be afforded to redress your
If my charges are groundless and
llbelous and you do not wish to seek
personal satisfaction, you can Insti
tute suit, against me in the Unitea
States court in the city of Atlanta?
should it be objected, however, that
this Is my home oounty, then in any
of the subdivisions of the district.
As soon as suit is filed I herby
promise and agree, in order to facil
itate and expediate the same and by
way of circumventing any excuse you
may offer for inaction, that I ?will
acknowledge service and will enter
into a recognizance with good and ap
proved security in an amount cover
ing the sum 6ued for, the fees of
,your counsel and the cost of court,
together with your personal expenses
and the expenses of your witnesses;
the only condition of the bond be
ithat you shall finally prevail in the
An investigation of this court will
disclose that it is presided over by
a distiguisbed jurist, who, in the
administration of the laws, knows
neither friend nor foe, and while his
decisions aTe occasionally reversed,
they abound in such riijid integrity
that they are universally interpreted
to be "without variableness or shad
ow of turning."
Then follow the direct charges on
which 31ease is invited to base his
suit for libel. They affect his con
duct while senator from Newberry in
dealing with persons selling supplies
to the State dispensary.
Here are two letters as presented
by Col. Felder:
I use you own language: From
the "mountain of evidence" in my
possession I submit for your consid-i
eration "a few grains of sand." Inj
doing so I omit the name of the ad-j
"Dear sir: I am greatly surprised)
that you failed to call upon me dur-j
ing your recent visit to Columbia
and arrange the matter as promised.
Spoke to Hub about it and he re-1
ferred me to you. Have performed
all services as agreed, both as to mat
ters pending here and as to the last
purchases by the board. Let me hearj
from you at once. Read and de
Yours very truly,
This letter was written by you dur-1
ire a session of the legislature of
the Sti.te of South Carolina, in the
month of February, 1905. to the re
presentative, of a well know liquor
house which has had large transac
tions with the State dispensary.
Thereafter, on March 16, 1905, you
addressed another communication to
the same party, as foPows*.
"Der.r sir: Since writing you on
the 26th ultimo, saw Hub. He hand
etf me the five hundred. Hereafter
either deal duectly with me or
throug'i J. F. Confidentially cannot
rely on Hub in money matters Hope
to see you soon :.nd report happen
ings. Very truly yours.
Other charges about the methods
of securing votes in the primary elec
tion last summer follow, and Felder
closes In a caustic taunt to the gov
NEED OF RAIN
IS FELT ALL OVER THE SOUTH
ERN COTTON BELT.
kf?te House I
Price oi we -vFv^?e Hangs on the
Words of the Weather Man for
A dispatch from New Orleans sa3's
this week In the cotton market near
ly everything but the weather will
be lost sight of. It is generally ac
knowledged that the crop is fast get
ting into a critical condition as the
result of protracted drought and high
temperatures. At the end of last
week there was no relief in sight on
the weather map, and if the week
opens with a dry and hot map the
chances are that a sensational rise
in prices will tafco place and that
new high levels for the season will
be established on, the new crop
It is seldom, thit at this time of
the year the cotton belt has suffered
such uniformly ba.d weather. Ac
cording to both private and official
reports eve .y state In the cotton belt
needs good rains.
The high temperatures would not
be a draw-back in most localities if
sufficient moisture were falling to
keep the plant growing. Warm
nights right now are an advantage
that the crop seldom has. Without
rain however, the high temperatures
are adding to the '.ujury being work
At the end of Iftst week the worst!
complaints were coming from the |
Carolinas, parts of Oklahoma, Texas,
Mississippi and Louisiana. All other)
states, however, needed rain but not
as badly as the ones mentioned. It I
was claimed that in parts of Missis-'
?';?pi cotton was tall* .a 'a pernrna'el
because of the excessive dryness of
the soil. Should these conditions be [
relieved this week the trado will
again take aU'Hhur look at the bu
reau reports of h.tit week.
The improvement In crop condi
t'ons that rain Mould bring will be
convn&red with, the condition figures
of. 87.8 on May 2t> and calculations
made on the basis of the 3 5 COO.OOu
acres reported planted tbis year to
arrive at the first real crop pointers
of toe season. Should the drought
c?httti?e the trede would ra*o nofh
In* much to base edcuhilfr.'s o
because it would have no way that
that both bulls and bears would ac
cept of determining the number of
points in condition that the crop has
It will he a weather market more
than anything else from now on, al
though the summer months may
again spring into prominence. The
departure of W. P. Brown of New
York, has again revived stories of an
onsanized bull campaign in July
and August, and with Mr: Brown
again in the New York ring, it may
be that definite operations of the bull
crowd may come to light.
His Head Knocked Off.
Daniel iP. Wrinkle, aged 33 years, j
a conductor on an Oak street cai at
Chattariooga, Tenn., bad his head
knocked of! while the car was cross
ing the McCaWie Avenue Viaduct at
3 o'clock Saturday afternoon. The
car was loaded v-Jth women and
children, who became frantic with
excitement at the sight of the head
less body of the conductor.
? -o ?
In an automobile accident near|
Richmond, Va., Saturday Miss Mil
dred Calisch was instantly killed and
the other occupants of the car, Miss
es Hanna May, Bessie Straus and Vir
ginia Levin and Emanuel Wallerstein,
Harold Calisch, brother ^of the dead
girl, and Sylvan Straus, were more or
less seriously Injured. *
? o ?
Auto Struck by Train.
While driving across the tracks of
the Southern Railroad in Fort Val
ley, Giai, Saturday afternoon with
Mrs. T. C. Eberh ardt, the Rev. H.
B. Dean, a Methodist minister of that
place, was killed and his companion
seriously injured when a freight i
train struck their automobile.
ernor of South Carolina to seek vln-|
Commenting on the letter, the At
anta Constitution says editorially:
The Constitution publishes else
where an interesting, though some
what personal, communication ad
dressed by Hon. Thomas B. Felder
to Gov. Blease of South Carolina.
To those who know Col. Felder
and who are la formed as to the
chaos existing in the political affairs
of South Carolina, it is scarcely nec
essary to say that the governor of
South Carolina has, to say the least I
of it, taken a circuitous route to at- ?
tack Mr. Felder, his allegation, as |
mysterious and misty as It is, relat
ing to an event of seven years ago.
If there had been anything in the J
governor's posit' n, he was recreant
in his duty In noi having given the
people of his State the benefit of
his information b-fore how. when he
suddenly springs an attack on Col.
Felder in a general fusillade in
which he assaults at the same time,
many prominent citizens of South>
Gov. Blease seems to have a way j
of running amuck, and that he hasj
done so In this instance no one who]
knows Col. Felder will doubt,
The State cannot, of course, fore
cast the course of the governor of
South Carolina ir this crisis.
BUCKS THE BOARD
[ STATE TREASURER REFUSES TO
ALLOW MONEY REMOVED.
Dispensary Board Hnd Ordered Fund
of $25,000 Divided Among Banks
at Homes of its Members.
State Treasurer Jennings will re
fuse to countersign checks transferr
ing the dispensary fund amounting
to $25,000 to four banks in the state
because the banks have not been ap
proved by the state financial board
as depositories for state funds. This
$25,000 in question is now on de
posit in the National Loan and Ex
change Bank of Columbia, where it
was placed as a working capital by
the old commission.
Several days ago the new commis
sion passed a resolution authorizing
the $25,000 to be placed in the fol
lowing banks: Enterprise Bank of
Charleston, $5,000; Bank of Mul
lins, $5,000; Bank of Bishopville, $5
000; NeWberry Savings Bank, $5,
000, and Farmers Union Savings and
Trust Company, of Orangeburg, $5,
The Newberry Savings Bank, of
Newberry, is the only bank that has
been approved by the financial board
which is composed of the governor,
state treasurer and comptroller gen
eral, as depositories '.'or state funds.
State Treasurer Jennings has ad
dressed a letter to the secretary of
the new commission informing him
?of his position. The letter was ad
dressed following the receipt of the
Comptroller General Jones is of
the same opinion as the state treasur
er r.nd the action of Mr. Jennings
will be upheld. The state treasurer
will countersign checks for the mon
ey to be placed in banks that have
been approved by the financial board.
If. might be mentioned that the banks
in question are located in the hom9
towns of the members of the new
State Treasurer Jennings is acting
under Section 12 of the acts of 1908.
This act repuires that he counter
sign all checks payable according to
law. He takes the position that the
checks transferring the money to
four of the banks would not be ac
cording to law, and therefore will
refuse to give his signature.
The following is the resolution of
Whereas, the moneys on deposit to
the credit of the state dispensary
commission are deposited in the Na
tional Loan and Exchange Bank, of
Columbia, without Interest; and
Whereas, it has come to the know
ledge of the commission that the
same can be deposited in other .banks
at a rate of interest not less than 4
per cent per annun, subject to call;
Whereas, this commission is of
the opinion, the Bald funds should be
deposited upon interest. Therefore,
Resolved, That out of the funds
on deposit as aforesaid, the sum
of $5.000 be deposited according to
law in the Enterprise Bank of Char
leston: $5,000 in the Bank of Mul
lics; $5.000 in the Bank of Bishop
ville: $5,000 In the Farmers Union
Bank and Trust Company of Orange
burg; $5,000 In the Newberry Sav
ings Bank of Newberry as required
by aw, said deposits to be made upon
the condition that interest will be
paid at the rate of four per cent per
annum and thpt the said funds be
subject to call." ?
STAGE COACH FATALITY.
One Killed and Ten Injured in Yose
In a stage coach runaway in the
Yosemite Valley late Saturday, R. L.
Leisensing, of Allentown, Pa., was
killed, three women were seriously
injured and seven other persons su
stained minor injuries. The coach
was on a steep grade between the
Big Tree Grove, at Wacana, and the
floor of the Yoeemite Valley. The
party, numbering forty persons, oc
cupied four big mountain stage
At a steep grade the horses of the
front stage became frightened. The
brakes failed to hold and the team
galloped down the winding road with
the stage swinging from side to side j
between a high bank and a sharp i
precipice, while the passengers'
screamed in' fright. Convinced that
he could not stop the animals, the
driver finally turned them straight
into the wall of the cliff. The stage
turned over and several of the pas-J
sengers were caught beneath it. Lei-;
sensing was thrown clear, but struck I
on his skull.
Many Soldiers Killed.
The explosion which occurred in j
the fortress La Lonra, on Tiscapa,
Hill, overlooking Managua, Nicara
gue, Thursday afternoon, resulted in
the killing or wounding of 120 sol
diers. It was officially stated Friday)
that the blowing; up of the fortress
was due to a political plot. Many
liberals, supporters of ex-President
Estrndo, have beer.: 'arrested.
, Since assuming the duties of chief
executive of the state of South Caro
[ lina on January 17th, Governor
I Blease has granted executive clem
ency in 171 cases, as follows: pa
roles, 84; pardons and commuta
| tions, 87. ?
iURG, S. G, TUESDAY JUNE
HIS DAYS FEW
Second Lorimer Probe Will Penetrate
Der per Than the First.
NO DOUBT OF HIS GUILT
Senate Committee on Privileges and
Elections Have a Stormy Meeting
?Kenyon Demands that Inquiry
Be Made Into the Activity of the
Beef and Lumber Trusts.
The Washington oCrrespondent
says the days of Wlliam Lorimer as
Senator of the United States are
numbered. The second probe order
ed by the senate' will penetrate
deeper than the first and seek to as
certain his personal knowledge and
corruption practised in his election.
(Moreover, the demand was verified
this morning at the motion of th9
Senate committee o?i privileges and
elections, that the senate committee
should try to learn: First, did the
beef trust and the lumber trust seek
to buy a seat in the Senate for one
of the henchmen? Second, have not
several individuals subjected them
selves to criminal prosecution for
acts of bribery and corruption prac
ticed in connection with the election
of a United States senator?
The meeting of the Senate com
mittee was anything but peaceable.
The issue came up upon the selection
of a sub-committee of eight to con
duct the investigation in accordance
with the "gentlemen's agreement"
previosuly entered into.
Senator Kenyon demanded that
the investigating committee should
inquire into the activity of the beef
trust and the lumber trust in si
curing the election of Lorimer tc
the Senate. Until recently Mr. Ken
yon was the chief trust buster of the
administration and conducted tho
prosecution of the beef trusts.
Other members of the committee
strongly opposed this and largued
that the inquiry should be limited to
Lorimer and his right to retain his
seat believing the Senate commit
tee should not deliberately seek evi
dence to incriminate others in the
acts af fraud and corruption.
Senator Kenyon insisted that the
sub-committee make a thorough and
sweeping Investigation of the whole
case and expressed the opinion that
evidence will be found to sustain
criminal indictments. With this in
view he and those who support his
view seek to have a sub-committee
or nine, of which Mr. Kenyon will be
a member. The "gentlemen's agree
ment" provided for a sub-committee
of eight, to consist of Senators Dii
lingham, Gamble, Sutherland, Clapp.
Kenyon, Republicans; and Johnston,
Fletcher, Kern and Lea, Democrats.
Senator Kern, Democrat, ogered to
give up his place on the investigating j
committee to Kenyon, Republican, if
only eight were to be named. It
was impossible to reach an agree
ment and the matter went over until
Monday afternoon, when another
meeting will be held.
The telegram received today by
Senator Dillingham from Lorimer is
taken to mean that the rumors that
Lorimer would resign rather than
subject himself and his friends to an
other gruelling investigation are en
RIOTS IN MEXICO.
One Hundred Men Killed in Town of
Leon on Sunday.
One hundred residents of Leon,
Mexico, are dead or wounded as the
result of a riot in that city Sunday,
according to telephone messages re
ceived from there. Navarro, with
forty of his men, entered the place
Sunday morning to await the coming,
of Madero. The leader went to the I
Zocalo and while making a speech,
there a mob formed and attacked j
the jail with the object of releasing;
the prisoners. The police fired on!
the rioters. Navarro rushed his men |
to the defense of the local authori
ties, who mistook them for a part of
the mob, a|d fired. Notwithstanding
this ,he gave orders to continue in
the assistance of suppresshig the
mob, but order was not restored un
til scores had been injured and many
Train Fired Upon.
Clifford Foxhall, a brakeman, col-j
ored, was killed and two white men
were shot through the hands Sunday
morning on a Southern Railway
train at Traloo. Ala Foxhall was
shot twice and died on the train. The
sh&ts came from ambush as the train |
was proceeding at a rapid rate of
Suicides With Handkerchief.
Using a handkerchief as a noose,
Mrs. Minnie Wiler, aged 70, commit
ted suicide in the police station at'
Philadelphia. Pa., Saturday by hang
ing herself from a cell bar. The'
woman was ?irr?sted on a charge rf.
picking pockets. Fear of disgrac i
was the motive for suicide. * '
Endorsement of Governor Marclinll. !
A resolution endorsed Governor
Marshall for the presidency in 1912
was adopted by the Indiana Demo
cratic Editors association at its sum
mer meeting in session at Laport, Ind.
TALKS TO EDITORS
WOODROW WILSON SHOWS THE
DANGER OF THE SYSTEMS.
New Jersey's Governor Calls on the
Editors and Lawyers to Prevent
Governor Woodrow Wilson spoke
in the Opera House in Columbia on
Friday evening before the State Press
Association. The Opera House was
packed with a large and fashionable
audienoe. The eloquent speaker
pointed out the dangers of the con
centration in a few hands of the
He warned the editors that their
duty was not only to comment upon
the workings of the "system with a
capital S," but al3o to reveal to the
people what these activities were and
what they signified. The lawyers of
the country, he said, are the men
who must solve the difficulties; "and
I believe they will have sense enough
to do so."
Governor Wilson said that the
country is menaced by a wave of so
cialism unless some steps are taken
to unlock the double-bolted doors of
opportunity. Speaking of the dan
gers of combinations of capital, Gov
ernor W?lson said:
"What is it that we are afraid of?
In the first place we thought some
years 'ago that what we were prlncl
pa'ly afraid of was the deliberate
violation of restraint of trade and
restraint of everything that was in
consistent with everything against
the men who made the combinations
and so we passed the anti-trust act,
and we have been trying ever since
to interpret the meaning of the anti
trust law, and the trusts are just
as much in power now as they were
when the supreme court of the Unit
ed State began to interpret that sta
"You dissolved the Standard Oil
company, but its powor is not dis
solved. You dissolved the American
Tobacco, but somehow its grip con
tinues to be felt in its constituent
parts in our several communities.
"Are we so young, are you so in
nocent as to suppose that that is tne
only way in which it is done? That
is the conspiclous way, but men are
getting too wise to do it in that way
and you must get very much 'nto
"I would that every newspaper in
the country would publish the cir
cumstances of its own locality as
it. knows it in order that we may
see what exactly it is that we have
to fear, and here is a great deal to
bu feared?not fear as those who
fear when they think of themselves
defenseless, but 'as those fear who
fear only ignorance and who are sure
when they know they can take care
"For I am not afraid that the
American people will not know of
remedies for the evils so soon as it
distinguishes what those evils are.
I am, therefore, eager that the Amer
ican people should be minutely in
formed?surely that is the dui;y of
the press?and gentlemen of the
press, there are opportunities in your
own community." ?
FARMERS BEING BUNCOED.
Lumber Trust is Behind Fight on
In a speech before the Western
Economic Society of Chicago, oo Sat
urday night, President Taft declared
that the principal opposition to the
Canadian reciprocity agreement came
not from the farmer but from the
lumber trust and from American man
ufacturers of print paper.
In one of the most comprehensive
addresses that he has made on the
subject, the president outlined some
of the methods employed by the op
ponents of reciprocity; practically
told the farmers that they were be
Irug "buncoed" by special Interests,
and said that the fate of the agree
ment rested not so much with the
United States senate as with the peo
ple of the country
If the farmer and the country at1
large, he said, could be brought to
understand that this treaty was in
the Interests of the majority of the
people, he would no longer fear the'
coming vote in the senate
Found Nearly Dead.
John D. Rodenburg, at one time a
very prosperous merchant of Savan
nah, was found almost dead In his
room in a boarding hous^ there Sun
day mlcrning, and died shortly aft
erwards. Attracted by the odor of
escaping gas, the landlady and others
broke into Rodenburg's room with an
axe and worked for an hour or more
in an effort to resuscitate him He
was IG years old.
Lopez Put to Death.
"Red" Lopez, the Moxican revolu
tionist, ordered imprisoned by Fran
cisco I. Madero, .Ir.. on the charge
that he had "sold out" to American
interests while in command of a
section of the insurrecto garrison at
Augua Priito, has been put to death.
Lopez was beins carried to Camanea
to serve an eight-year sentence im-,
posed by a court martial. *
The distribution of check disclos
ed an increase of the dividend oi
the bank of Toronto to 11 per cent,
OVER $00,000 COLLECTED BY
Of this Amount One-half Goes to
the State and the Other Half to
Insurance Commissioner McMaster
reported Saturday to State Treasurer (
Jennings the amounts to he paid to
the several county treauurers in the
State on account of what is known as
additional license fees, collected from
the insurance companies for the six
months ending December 31, 1910.
The several counties get for ordi
nary county purposes the amounts
named as follows:
Calhouii ........ .. 150.97
Chester. . .. .. 635.70
Chesterfield .'.'. 498.74
Clarendon. .. 452.44
Colleton.y .. 228.60
Darlington.".*. .. 775.84
Dorchester .. . 325.45
Edgefleld. . . . ".'. 389.96
Florence. _ 860.0V
Greenwood.^ ... 675.09
Hampton..' '. . . 278.0o
Kershaw.. .. . .. .. .. 354.80
Lancaster.. .?. 458.13
Laurens ... 625.51
Lee.. ...... >m. 310.00
Lexington .. .. 365.23
Marlboro._ .. .. 858.73
Newberry..' .. .. 594.31
This shows a total collected on
this account of $60,117. One-half of
which goeB to the State and the oth
er half to the counties. The total
collections by the insurance depart
ment from January 1, 1911, to June
1, 1911,-amount to $101,120.21. ?
GIVEN A GRAND TIME.
Meeting of the Press Association in
The State Press Association met
In Columbia on last. Wednesday and
had a most delightful .time for two
days. The Association was never
better entertained anywhere. The
people of Columbia vied with each
other in seeing that the newspaper
men had a good time, and if they
did not have it was their own fault.
The automobile trip, "Seeing Co
lumbia" was a success. More than
a soore of automobiles made the trip
The principal places of interest in
the city were visited. The trip was
made under the direction of McDavid
Horton. A stop was made shortly
after noon at Fairwold farms, where
the members of the association were
the guests of A. E. Gonzales, the
genial, wholesouled owner of these
With the election of officers the
South Carolina Press Association
adjourned to meet Friday at a place
to be selected by the executive com
mittee of the association. The fol
lowing officers were elected to serve
for the coming year:
President, H. L. Watson; of Green
First vice president, Edward H.
DeCamp, of Gaffney.
Second vice president, J. L. Mims,
Secretary, W. F. Caldwell, of
Treasurer, J. L. Sims, of Orange
Chaplain, S. A. Nettles, of Spar
Members of executive committee,
Robert Lathan, of Charleston; Will
iam Banks, of Columbia; Neils
Christensen, of Beaufort.
Brings Grief to Family.
Two miles from Austin. Pa., Mrs.
Jacob Swanson was killed and four
of her children, ranging in age from
5 to 12 y^ars, were seriously hurt
Saturday, when an automobile, driv
en by her husband, struck an Iron
girder in a bridge. Swanson es
caped with slight injuries, but Carl
Freeland, also a passenger, was
seriously hurt. The five-year-old
child suffered a broken leg.
Sad Ending of Party.
Six persons were drowned in Utah
Lake Sunday when a launch in which
sixteen people were attending a party
given n honor of the approaching
marriage of Miss Vera Brown and
Edward B. Holmes, capsized. Among
the drowned were the prospective
bride and groom and two children
of Capt. Frank Brown, owner of the
TWO CENTS PER COPY.
The Gwrnor of New Jersey Seems id
be Giioiog Slreogtb.
LOOKS LIKE A WINNER
Since His Visit to Columbia it Looks.
Like He Will Get Solid South Car
olina Delegation's Support, and Ho
Looms Up Strong in All Pairts of
The Columbia correspondent of tha
Augusta Chronicle says Woodrow
Wilson made an impression there. He
was heard by the people that really
count in South Carolina, and the
general opinion Is that he will iv
ceive the full vote of the South Car
olina delegation at the national con
South Carolina is regarded as most
important in the matter of nomina
tions. The state conventioa here
will be held before others, and it is
saf-3 bo say that the delegation will
be instructed for Woodrow Wilson.
The other states will watch how
South Carolina instructs her dele
The governor of |this state is
against Governor Wilson for the sim
ple reason thai; he delivered an ad
dress before the members of the
?tate Press association. The govern
or, when he heard that Woodrow
Wilson v.as to be the principal speak
er at the association meeting, im
mediately declared himself for Har
It is very doubtful If the govern
or of South Carolina can give a sen
sible reason for desiring Governor
Harmon. It is all personal spite
with him, and anything bo hit back at
the editors of South Carolina.
Fortunately for Woodrow Wilson
the opinion of the governor of South
Carolina is held very lightly by the
people, and the governor, of New
Jersey need have little fear of the
flight that the governor of this state
will start in the convention against
The governor of South Carolina
knows practically nothing of Wood
row Wilson. He is not capable ot
sizing up a man of the sl:se of the
governor of New Jersey, and it is ta~
ken for granted that he selected.
Governor Harmon because some of
the newspapers have made the sug
Wilson in Washington.
The Washington correspondent of
the Atlanta Constitution says Gov
ernor Woodrow Wilson, of New Jer
sey, prominently mentioned for the
democratic nomination for president,
Mr. Bryan being willing, Saturday
gave his indorsement to the Under
wood bill for the revision of the
woolen schedule. In thus taking a
position in favor of a revenue duty
on wool at the present time, Gov
ernor Wilson supports the position
of leader Underwood and Speaker
Clark, and dramatically opposes the
views of Mr. Bryan. The latter la
belled as "Aldrlch democrats," any
one who would vote for a duty on
Admitting that the doctrine of free
raw materials may easily be carried
to an absurd extent, since the gov
ernment derives most of the revenue
for its maintenance through the cus
toms houses Governor Wilson agree3
that the question of revenue must of
necessity enter Into the discussion ot
the revision of the woolen schedule.
So large a number of members of
congress, and well wishers dropped
in on Governor Wilson Saturday that
i his room at the Willard resembled a
campaign headquarters. He took ad
vanced ground on the subject of free
dom of political thought and dealt
with frankness upon the fluidity ot
j party lines. He said:
"Men everywhere seem to be of
the same mind. The next campaign
I is going to mark the political ob
; literation of old time political HneB.
j It Is going to be a campaign of men
j and measures, rather than a cam
! paign of parties.
"The people are going to vote for
j a man whom they believe will carry
j out the things for which they stand,
i rather than a man who professes tot
I represent the principles of one of tha
! parties. There Is a mild distinction
j you know, between principles and
Killed by Deputies.
i Charles Young, a desperado, waa
.'killed. Young's wife was probably
? fatally wounded, and Deputy Sheriff
Woodruff was seriously wounded In
|a pitched battle yesterday between
the Youngs and Deputies Woodruff
and Brown in the dountalns, of Al
jleghany county, N. C. *
Died in An Auto.
I At Worcester, Mass., Miss Kathe
' rine Ryun. of that city, was killed
and her sister, Miss Margaret Ryan,
i fatally injured, when a large touring
j car in which they were passengers
ran into a telephone pole.
Many Watches Sold.
The annual sale of watches in this
country is ?230,000,000.