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TILLM Ati AD WATTERSO\.
South Carolina Senator and Kentucky
Editor Have Correspondence on
Washington, Jan. 26.-Interest in
the controversy between Woodrow l
Wilson and Col. Harvey and Col.
Henry Watteison, over Mr. Wilson's
aspirations for the Democratic presi
dential nomination. wa.s revived to
night, when Col. W::t r"on gave out
correspcndence iliat ha-1 pas. e i be
tween himself and Sen. 0. R. Tillma '.
of South aCrolina, yesterday aad to
The correspondence, in which the
name of Thomas F. Ryan figures, is
Watterson to Tillman.
"Washington, D. C., Jan. 25, 1912.
"My Dear Sir: Referring to the so
called 'Harvey-Watterson incident,' I
find you quoted by the newspapers of
this morning to the following effect:
'I had given Henry Watterson credit
for more sense than to try to foist off
a story like this with the 'material
facts concealed.' The man who makes
a public statement 'with the material
facts concealed' is little other than
a scoundrel. I have the right, there
fore, to demand of you upon what war
rant of authority you make this se
rious accusation against me, and to
ask a reply through my friend, the
Ton. Swager Sherley, of Kentucky.
"With great respect,
"To the Hon. B. R. Tillman."
"United States Senate,
"Washington, D. C., Jan. 26, 1912.
"My Dear Sir: "In your note of
January 25, handed me by the Hon.
Swager Sherley, you call my attention
to an interview which I had given out
in reference to the Harvey-Watterson
Wilson incident, in which I say, 'I
had given Henry Watterson credit for
more sense than to try to foist off a
story like this with the material facts
"You demand to know, upon what
warrant of authority you make this
serious accusation against me.'
"In your statement to the press, you
described in detail the rupture be
tween Governor Wilson and Col Wat
terson, but said nothing as to what
caused it. All leading papers of the
country seem to know why Governor
Wilson severed relations with Col.
Harvey, and -you, as a leading news
paper man and self-confessed expert
groomer of presidential candid1ates,
must have known it at the time youir
statement was published. I very prop
erly concluded tha.t you knew the rea-'
sons for the rupture, and when you
made public the n.ann.er in which it
occurred, without aivying the causes,
you we're unquestio ltably concealing!
thle material facts.
"Very respectfully yt urs,
"B. R. Tillman.
"To Col. Henry Watterson, Wash
ington, D. C."'
"Washington, D. C., Jan. H, 1912.
"My D-Ear Sir: I have ne :er pre
teLded to be a groomer of pi siden
tial candidates, expert or ot'ierwise,
but I desire your good opin .on, andI
wrote with that, as well as the truth
of this matter, in mind.
'"I am with you, senator, in wish
Ing a Democrat, and not a ps-audo-Re
publican, for our presidential aomi-;
nee. It was no less from a sense of
party duty than of justice, as between
man and man, that I made the state
ment to which--upon a total mnisap
prehension of the facts-you tak-a ex
"I have been aware for 'nearly a~
*week that recognized spokesmen for
Governor Wilson were industriously
-circulating the story that the real rea
son. why Governor Wilson broke with
Col. Harvey was that Col. Harv'ey had'1
tried to bring Mr. Thos. F. Ryan into
the governor's campaign. But until
you gave credence to the story, it
could not be invested with any re
sponsible authority. Its origin was
mfysterious, its circulation surrepti
tious. Consequently, there has been,
up to this time, nothing either to deny
Declares Story Untrue.
S"Now, senator, I know, of my own
knowledge, that that story is a lie out
of whole cloth. If any person ven
tures to question this assertion, I
have in my possession proof conclu-1
sive, which I hold myself, ready to
place before your honest and truth
"I do not accuse Governor Wilson of
originating or circulating this inven
tion, manufactured to make a hero of
him at the expense of the friend who
has most effectually served him. I do
not assume that he i? aware of the
dastardly work being dione by his al
leged agents, but the fact remains
that Governor Wilson knows as well
a* I do that the story is false. He may
tr may not feel that he owes any obli
the history of this town and county.
At 11.30 a procession was formed in
front of the court house and the line
of march, with Dr. J. W. Pitts acting
marshal, was as follows: Down
Church street to its intersection with
Jennings street, down Jennings street
to where the railroad track crosses it,
thence along the line of railway to the
new station building; after reaching,
Jennings street the procession halted
until the first passenger train bear
ing the officers of the company rolled
into sight. A mighty shout from the
multitude greeted the incomiag train.
which slowed up anld was preceded
to the station by the line of march.
As the locomotive came to a stand
still at the station the demonstration
in the way of noise was terrific. The
crowd was full of enthusiasm and
gave vent to their pent-up feelings.
Drums were beat, the band played,
the men whooped and yelled, the la
dies threw their handkerchiefs in the
air, engines blew their whistles, dyna
mite cartridges were exploded-in
short bedlam broke loose.
Greetings to New Train.
As President W. J. Montgomery and
the other officials of the Augusta,
Northern stepped to the ground a se
lect choir sang to the tune of "Amer
ica" the following words, composed by
eGneral Manager L. A. Boyd, espec
ially for the occasion:
"Our railroad-welcome thee
Today we greet with glee;
Of thee we sing.
Long have we stayed at home,
With doubts you'd ever come;
But now we're free to roam, the
With help of thee. Bo<
"No more we'll wait for mail; roa
No more we'll start and fail con
To reach our goal; onE
But twice each day, 'tis true, Sal
Our letters, papers, too, wil
Will promptly be sent through- I lea
On steel rails roll.
"Long may we live to see F
All blessings brought by thee frSa
Shall never end. pas
Prosperity, then, be thine, bes
May brightest suns .e'er shine
On this new railroad line, '
The Last Spike Driven, of"
At the conclusion of the singing, the th
members of the committee, represent- a
ing the citizens since the inception ofee
the movement culminating today isuma
Saluda's greatest need, drove home
the "last spike." This committee is 1-2
composed of the following: B. W. _
Crouch, chairman; G. C. Wheel-er, C.
J. Ranmage, B. F. Forrest, E. W. Able,1
J. W. Pitts and W. L. Daniel. ICI
The following program, with W. B. tolk
Crouch presiding, was then. carried Iyea
Eighth Psalm read by the Rev. J. Jney
IPrayer, by the Rev. E. P. Taylor. pi
Song, by select choir. Th<
C. J. Ramage was presented and Iach
Imade a very happy and appropriatene
talk. His remarks were frequently ap-50
plauded. President Montgomery was -
introduced and his response was a NE
very feeling one. He a.nd his asso
ciates had been taken by complete rj
surprise and knew nothing of the inv
warm reception that was in store for Ne'
them until their arrival. It was very Ithr~
evident that he appreciated the dem-19
onstration on the part of those pres- 900
Presiden;t Montgomery Speaks. mu
He thanked the people of Saluda for Re:
the generous and kindly reception, IAll
stating that from what he had 1-earn- fled
fed of the good people of this fair fail
county it was but in keeping with their isuC
best traditions. wil
The speaker enumerated the many fo
difficulties that had been encountered gu~
in the building of the road, but pledg-1a
ed himself and his associates to give a
to Saluda one of the best short lines ad
of railway in South Carolina and a S
schedule that would meet every re-1 ber
In conclusion he asked for an earn
est co-operation on the part of the tis
citizens of this town and community Ne'
as had been given in the past, predict- a
ing that with a proper exploitation of tha
the resources of this county it would sti]
soon take its place in the very fore
front among the leading counties of ST
Mr. Montgomery spoke with great C
feeling and he was frequently ap- Th4
The Schedule. Ji
General Manager Boyd announced I
the following schedule, effective Feb- wil
ruary 1: Leave Saluda 7.45 a. in.; ar-f the
rive at Wards 8.55. Leave Wards wit
10.15; arrive Saluda 11.25 a. m. Leave' day~
Saluda 3.30 p. in.; arrive Wards 4.40. anc
Leave Wards 6.55 p. in.; arrive at in
Saluda 8.05 p. m. sitt
IThe long metre Doxology w'as sung ty
iy the entireaudi.ues. followed4 witi l1ii4
gation to Col. Harvey. That is a mat
ter of which he must be the judge, but
I insist that he owes it to his honor
to repudiate that story and to disavow
those who are striving to inject the
calumny into the public mind.
Suggested Aid From Ryan.
"At Governor Wilson's instance, I
had undertaken to assist his accredit
ed managers in raising the consider
able sums of money needful to the
prosecution of his campaign, and in
this my efforts were not wholly un
fruitful. As the business proceeded
the name of Thomas F. Ryan not un
naturally came into my mind. He is
a Democrat. H"e is a Virginian. He
is my friend. Knowing him to be a
disinterested man, having no axe to
grind, I hoped that I might induce
him to help out what I believed was
a good cause. Governor Wilson's
managers were delighted with the
suggestion. Col. Harvey had nothing
whatever to do with it, and, as far as
I am aware, knew nothing whatever
"Throughout this unhappy affair I
have been an unwilling witness-in
its consequences, somewhat of an in
nocent bystander-having been up to
the hourof the Harvey incident a sia
cere believer in Governor Wilson. He
is a man of ability. In some ways he
might prove a candidate of availabil
ity, but I fear that if he became our
president we might discover all too
late that he possesses personal pecu
liarities which would prove disas
-trous. We want in the white house a
man of broad mind, as well as polish
ed intellect, of heart grateful and
kind, no less than daring.
"I reman, with great respect, your
obedient servant. Hiry Watterson.
"To the Hon. B. R. Tillman."
Watterson Claims That he Has Proof.
Washington, Jan. 27.-Senator Ben
jamin R. Tillman of South Carolina,
today declined to reply to Col. Henry
Watterson's "challenge" of last night
in connection with the Watterson
"If Col. Watterson has any proofs
of what he says, he ought to publish
them. I have nothing more to say."
This was Senator Tillman's only
comment. I had been reported earl
ier in the day that he would make a
detailed reply. Col. Watterson in the
meantime had issued another state
ment, in which he said:
"In my letter to Senator Tillman, I
promised proof of any stateemnt wade
by me that might be disputed. Gov.
Wilson denies that I had any author
ization from him or any agent of hi.s
to raise money for his. gampaign. I
have the proof that I actuajlly raised
a considerable sum. I hold myself
ready to furnish this proof to Sen
ator Tillman at once, if he will do me
the honor personally to call upon me,
as I am confined to my hotel and can
not call upon him.
"If Senator Tillman's single aver
ment, after inspecting this proof, be
either equivocal or insufficient, I pro
pose that Gov. Wilson name two con
fidential friends, I naming two, the
four to name a fifth, this court of
gentlemen establisbed to determine
the issue between us.
"I must insist that this be done
without delay, as I shall have to leave
Washington next Tuesday night, to fill
important engagements elsewhere."
The statement of William F. Mc
Comb, Gov. Wilson's campaign man
ager, was shown to Col. Watterson
here tonight. He read it carefully,
but said he had nothing to add to
i statement earlier in the day. He
intimated that he would make no
comment unless Gov. Wilson should
Woodrow Wilson in Boston.
Boston, Jan. 27.-Woodrow Wilson,
governor of New Jersey, spoke before
two Boston business organizations
and a body of Harvard students dur
ing an eighteen-hour visit here today.
Newspaper men waylaid him with
questions as to various phases of the
The governor merely replied that he
had no comment to make at present
and Col. Watterson's suggestion of a
court of gentlemen, in connection 'with
the controversy over the alleged rais
ing of campaign funds, passed without
notice by him publicly.
GALA OCCASION AT SALUDA.
Demonstration on Part of Saluda Peo
pie Upon Arrival of First Pas
Saluda, Jan. 26.-The citizens of this
town and community turned out en
masse today to witness the driving of
the last spike in the completion of
railroad track to the station in Saluda
and to welcome the incoming of the
first passenger train over the Augus
ta, Northern railway. Fully 1,000O peo
ple took part in the happy demonstra
'Tevenat mareda a great epooh in
benedicotion by the Rev. N. D.
tis proposed that on the day this
dis to be received by the railroad
nissioners to make the occasion
of the greatest in the history of
da. State-wide advertisement
1be given and it is expected for at
; 5,000 people to be present.
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n has population of 6,000. ]Bids~
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ids to be accompanied by a certi
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- an order of the Court herein I
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