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' ~ITTp~^ NEWBEBBT, SOUTH CABOLUfA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1912. TWIC1 1 W111' $LM 1 TSA3,
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SAYS HE IS MY
HIS UTTERANCES MASKED BY
Broke Down Completely and in Faltering
Sentences Told How He
Had Wronged Innocents.
Greenville News. i
Baltimore, Sept. 26.?"I am guilty of
the charges against me. I must have
been tempted by the devil. If ever a
man has repented for his sins that
man is me. Every night since I re
signed as superintendent of the orphan
asylum I have prayed to my
Maker to forgive me. My wife and
child are living near Greenville and
it is breaking my heart to think what
my child will have to face when she
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Such was the confession of Thurs-v
ton U. Vaughn, former superintendent
of the Odd Fellows orphan home near
Greenville, S. C., made just before departing
today for South Carolina with
Pathos marked every faltering utterance
of the broken man. Tears
coursed down his cheeks and his frame
shook with emotion. Supported by the
strong arm of the kind officer the
prisoner talked to a group of news-v
paper men for some time before leaving
the city prison.
"T reeret it all." regret it all," re
peated Vaughn in depths of despair.
"If it could only be undone," he wailed.
Vaughn seemed to think more of
the sorrow that has come to his wife
on^ than of his own awfu!
Since early yesterday he has been
a change'd man. He broke down completely
yesterday forenoon and has
"been in a high state of nervousness
since. This afternoon he voluntarily
confessed his guilt and appeared more
composed when he had unburdened
Off to Colombia.
Sheriff J. Perry Poole, of Greenville,
left here this afternoon with
Taughn and will proceed direct to the
State- penitentiary at Columbia.
Vaughn was securely handcuffed to
the sheriff and they were taken to
the union station in the police automobile
The paper of identification for
which the sheriff wired yesterday afterday
arrived this morning and the
magistrate, after being assured by
Vaughn that he was willing to go
back without extradition papers, turn
ed the prisoner over to the sheriff.
Vaughn appeared to be greatly worried,
and this afternoon stated that he
was willing to take his medicine and
only asked the people of Greenville to
give him a fair trial.
When asked how he escaped from
jail Vaughn said that he . climbed
through the bars of his cell, but that
lie himself did not saw the bars.
Vaughn stated to Sheriff Poole that
he feared the people of South Carolina
would attempt to do him bodily
Since his arrival in this city Vaughn
has been taking a course in medicine
at the Baltimore Medical college, and
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tiis wftoie mma was set on Decommg
a full fledged physician.
Vaughn Arrested at Church.
Vaughn was arrested in a prominent
Baltimore Sunday school on last
Sunday morning at the instigation of
R. E. Allen, of Greenville, S. C., who
came here only a few days ago to take
a position in a local bank. Shortly after
taking a seat in the Sunday school
Mr. Allen detected Vaughn seated a
short distance ahead of him. After
the preliminary exercise were over
Mr. Allen consulted with one of the
officials of the Sunday school, telling
him the story of Vaughn's case. This
official consulted with other Sunday
school officers and they decided detectives
ought to be called in to arrest
the man. In the meantime Vaughn
went into a nearby Bible class room.
While Mr. Alien remained "on guard"
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outside tne door cne 01 uie cnurcii uificers
went and telephoned for the
detectives. Within a short while they
arrived and as Vaughn emerged from
the Bible class room he was pointed
out by young Allen. A detective called
him on the outside of the room
and when Vaughn learned that he
had b^en d^tectpd he admitted to the
detect "ve that he was the ma:: want-)
ed. He went along to the police sta-<
.tion without being handcuffed.
Sheriff J. Perry Poole, of Greenville,
was immediately wired concerning the
arrest of Vaughn. Th? sheriff was at
Hendersonville, K C., Sunday and the
message was sent to him there. Without
going back to Greenville Sheriff
Poole boarded the train for Baltimore,
arriving here Tuesday. In his haste
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in leaving soum uaruuua, oucim
Poole forgot to carry along with hiin
a badge or any other ?neans of identification.
Consequently when he appeared
before Justice Supple in the
central police court to claim Vaughn
he could not show that he was entitled
to the custody of the prisoner. Upon
those grounds Justice Supple refused
to release Vaughn.
Sheriff Poole wired to Greenville for
identification letters and when these
arrived Wednesday he went before
Tuc+iVo Qnnnlo nfrain and unon mak
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ing the proper sho^\jng was allowed
the custody of the prisoner.
The specific charge against Vaughn
is "rape and procuring an abortion."
The alleged offense was committed
upon an inmate of the Odd Fellows
Orphan Home, at the time Vaughn wag ,
superintendent of that institution.
VAUGHN HELD L> BALTIMORE, j
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Sheriff Finds He Has Left Papers Be-!
hind and Hence Fails to Get His
Baltimore, Md., Sept. 24.?When
Sheriff Poole, of Greenville, S. C., arrived
here today to secure possession
of T. U. Vaughn, who is charged with
criminal assault and breaking jail at
Greenville, he discovered that he had
not brought with him the necessary
papers. The sheriff appeared before
Magistrate Supple this afternoon and
made formal demand for th? prisoner,
who was arrested here several days
ago. When the magistrate demanded
the sheriff's authority for asking for
Vaughn he had nothing to show. The
magistrate refused to deliver the man
to the sheriff. Mr.- Poole then telegraphed
to Greenville for the necessary
documents, and they are expected
to reach here within two days. Vaughn
has been sent to jail to await developments.
The prisoner is willing to re
turn to South Carolina, but he does
not want to go to Greenville.
The sheriff will proceed to Columbia
Sheriff Poole Leaves Baltimore With
Prisoner?Latter Seems Worried
Baltimore, Md., Sept. 25.?Sheriff J.
Perry Poole, of Greenville, S. C., left
here this afternoon with Thurston U.
Vaughn, who is wanted in South Carolina
on several charges, and will proceed
direct to the State penitentiary
at Columbia. Vaughn was securely
handcuffed to the sheriff, and they
were taken to the union station in the
police automobile. The paper of identification
for which the sheriff wired
yesterday afternoon arrived this
morning and the magistrate, after ask
ing Vaughn if he was willing to go
back without extradition papers, turned
him over to the sheriff.
Vaughn appeared to be worried and
this afternoon stated that he was willing
to take his medicine and only
asked the people of Greenville to give
him a fair trial. "If ever a man has
repented for his sins," he said, "that
man is me. Every night since I resigned
as superintendent of the orphan
asylum I have prayed to my
Maker to forgave me. My wife and
child are living near Greenville, and
it is breaking my heart to think what
my child will have to face when it
Ball Game Saturday Afternoon.
On Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock
there will be played a game of baseball
at the college park between the
college team and a team from the city.
Both sides have strong line-ups and
a good game may well be expected.
Game called promptly at 4 o'clock. Admission
10 and 15 cents. Ladies free.
Hon. Jno. L. McLaurin Can Xot Come.
Hon. John L. McLaurin, who was advertised
to deliver an address at Newberry
on Saturday, on the "Warehousing
of Cotton," wires that it will be
impossible for h'm to fill til*1 aopoint
erf cr. account of serious i'lness in
DUTCH WEATHER PROPHET
PREDICTS EARLY FROST
Thinks That Winter Will; be Early
and That There Will be Some
Severe frost will ocurr in the period
of October 2-5. This will be quite early,
but not altogether unusual, as killi
ing frost has occurred in the Piedmont
| section of South Carolina as early as
September 21. The frost predicted by
[ the Dutch weather prophet for the first
week in October will not be a killing
frost in the latitude of Columbia, but
it is more than probable that it will
kill vegetation in the Piedmont.
October 14-17 will also be another
period of low temperature.
The rainfall during the three months!
ending with December will be above
the normal with east and northeast
winds largely prevailing during the fall
The winter will not be without
snow. A heavy fall of snow is indicated
for the period of which the winter
solstice (December 21) is the central
There will be no general West Indian
storm this year. The influences
which produce these storms have not
been centralized this year, but they have
become separated, and thus are
producing phenomenal disturbances
throughout the world, such as cloudbursts
in the high altitudes in the
Rocky mountains and the Alleghanies
?and water spouts in the oceans and
excessive rainfall on the coasts, while
the middle plateaus have experienced
severe electrical storms. All these
phenomena have been localized largely,
thus showing the separative effect of
the influences whicfe usually produce
a generally equinoctial disturbance. The
Mississippi overflow was the result of
the storm which centered around November
18, 1911, and which was predicted
in these forecasts. Likewise l^iis same
storm made it possible for the - gulf
storm to enter the mainland at Mobile
several weeks ago, for the planetary
conditions which have &een at work for
a year had formed a fortification of
air pressure wrhich made it impossible
for a tropical storm to bneak in at any
point on the coast except the north
central gulf coast.
A special forecast for temperature
of October I to December 21 will be
made on the former date.
IMPROVED SERYICE OS
Washington, Sept. 23.?President
Finley, of the Southern Railway company,
speaking today of the contract
recently let by the Chesapeake Steamship
company for the construction of
two steamers for service between
Baltimore, Ma., and West Point, Va.,
by way of Chesapeake Bay and the
York river, said:
"The completion x of these steamers
Tl'lll oHmn lo f A fr ai n?V> f n /I r\o nmr
>? iii cuuiuiaic ucjgiu dilU paoocugci
traffic in the territory traversed by
the Southern railway in Eastern Virginia.
It is expected that this service
will be an important factor in the
material development of that territory.
"The larger part of the passenger
traffic to be handled by the new service
will be that between Baltimore
and Richmond. Rail and steamer sche
auies wm De so arranged ttiat passengers
leaving Baltimore in the early
evening will be in Richmond early
the following morning, and those leaving
Richmond in the early evening
will reach Baltimore early in the
morning. The line will participate in
the present large movement of freight
between Richmond and Baltimore ana
it is expected that the additional and
imDroved facilities afforded will 1pj?h
to an increase in the volume of traffic
through the larger industrial development
of the territory affected.
"One of the important results of
the new service is expected to be the
larger development of fruit and vegetable
production as a result of providing
quick and more frequent service
to the markets of Baltimore and points
beyond. A large part of the region
served is admirably suited for the ]
growing of truck."
Pulaski Lodgre, >o. 20, I. 0. 0. F.
Pulaski Lodge, Xo. 20, I. 0. 0. F.,
nn'll J- +
>iii meet luin^iiL Hi iyicllner's
hall at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren
are cordially welcomed.
J. H. Baxter.
~r~ rj 'r-rx Nobie Gran i.
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FOSS IS RENOMINATED
JDT THE OLD BAY STATE
Democrats of Massachusetts Again
PInk Him for Candidate for Gov
I Boston, Sept. 24.?Incomplete returns
from the Massachusetts primary
at 10 o'clock tonight indicated the renomination
of Gov. Eugene X. Foss by
the Democrats over Joseph C. Pelleottnrnpv
nf Suffolk COU11
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ty^ The contest for the Republican
nomination for governor was close
; and Everett C. Benton, of Boston, formerly
a member of the executive council,
hafybut a slight lead over his opponent,
Joseph Walker, former speaker
of the Massachusetts house of representatives.
In many of the towns
the polls did not close until 9 o'clock.
A light vote was cast throughout the
State, notwithstanding fair weather
apd contests in both parties for the
nf rhp ticket. "Even conerression
al and local senatorial contests failed
to arouse the voters.
Gov. Foss expressed himself as well
pleased with the returns. He said:
"I am gratified at the result and
deeply appreciate the signal indorsement
of my administration by the
Darty. It spells victory in November."
MAJOR CALDWELL'S YIEWS.
Interviewed on the Interesting and
Important Question of the
A Herald and News man asked Ma*
jor J. F. J. Caldwell two or three days
ago, what he thought of the "election
probe." He answered that there seemed
to him to be little prospect of any
substantial result, and that a great
many persons who voted for Judge
.Tones were auite as tired of the mat
ter as were any of Gov. Blease's
friends. He said: "The thing has dragged
too long. The primary election
was held four weeks ago, yet the investigation
is hardly more than begun.
If there be literal truth in Horace's
maxim 'Dimidhim facti qui coepit
habet' (a work once begun is already
half done'), and we are half-way
through, we need not expect the completion
before about the 25th of October,
ten or eleven days before the
general election?leaving a perilously
narrow margin of time for action. The
unreasonable procastination is likely
to be followed by its usual successor,
unwise precipitancy. In 'the circumstances,
I feel as the eld Confederate
soldier did in regard to a controversy
laid before him. The disagreement
had gradually involved several young
er men, and grew hotter the longer it
lasted. Finally, despairing of adjust
ment among themselves, they referred
the matter to their veteran senior.
He heard both sides, and then said:
"Now you all want me to decide consarnin'
of this here dispute?" *
"Yes, yes," they all answered.
"Well, then," said the old man,
Both parties demurred for a bit, but
before long they did "drap it." And
the result was peace and amity in the
NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Millinery Openings- and Other Matters
of Interest to Herald and News
Prosperity, Sept. 26.?Mr. and Mrs.
a. u. wise-spent Monuay m ureenvuie.
Mrs. B.^B. Co6k is visiting in Newberry.
Misses Mollie and Y'Genia Harmon
were shoppers in Columbia Wednesday.
Mrs. D.* E. Ridgell and little daughter,
Christine, spent the week-end with
relatives at Batesburg.
Mr. Vernon Wheeler has returned to
Misses Mary Langford. Jessie Lorick
and Mary Willie left Wednesday for
Mr. S. J. Kohn has returned from
Col. W. B. Wise, of Little Mountain,
was in town Tuesday.
Miss Kathleen Bell, of Staunton, Va.,
is visiting Miss Kate mompson.
Mrs. J. C. Duncan and little son
have returned from several weeks
stay at Blackstcck.
Mrs. L. S. Bowers and Miss Bessie
Bowers, spent Thursday in Newberry, i
M*\ ar.d Mrs. Living^on have re- i
ri.iucd te tot, after a visit to |
their daughter, Mrs. F. E. Schumpert.
Mr. A. H. Hawkins spent Monday in
Mr. Roy Kohn has returned from a
visit to Mr. Hal Kohn, of Columbia.
Mr. J. D. Lorick is spending a few
days in Columbia.
The opening at Moseley Bros, this
season is a revelation of beauty, most
artistically displayed. Nothing affords
a vision of loveliness so well as
fashionable features in up-to-date millinery
and nowhere have we seen the
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priae or ransian iluauslcb b-u icituingly
posed as in the pretty apartments
of this establishment. Having
increased their selling space to meet
the demand for more room, they have
now a large area devoted to the dieplay
and sale of millinery. Many admirers
are daily inspecting their great
aggregation of what is desirable for
the fall season. The display of black
and white hats was largely in evidence,
each having individuality and
I exclusiveness so much sought after.
A large brown and mustard was tne
hat beautiful; also a child's poke in
cream and black was picturesque.
Many other superb in conception, simplicity
in designe and in harmony with
rich material made their display altogether
irresistible. Ribbons, novelties
and laces were displayed in
abundance and were in touch with the
fads of the moment?the display show
ing XIIe letLfcTbL Will:nt> Ui txic bicaivio ui
N. L. Black & Son on Thursday had
a beautiful display of Paris idea? in
pattern hats for the fall and winter,
rendered by Miss Warren, who is full
of the beautiful ideas^for the season.
Among some of the prettiest hats were
a large broad graceful drooping brim
dented front, oval crown, in red an<*
black, stylishly trimmed under brim
with wing. Another beauty was a
bronze beaver finished with prim roses.
A special taupe grey with rolling
brim, smoothly covered with silk velvet,
together with maire, trimmed
with beautiful imported fancy feather
and caught under brim with velvet
'ornament. And to mention another
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large DiacK velvet, uuuei iaciug ui |
catele silk. Trimming consisted of
an aigrette together with feather roll.
Many others could be well mentioned.
?ws of Bachman Chapel.
Slighs, Sept 26.?Owing to the absence
of our pastor, Rev. P. E. Shealy,
who was granted a vacation of a few
weeks, Dr. J. H. Harms, president of
Newberry college, preached for us at
Colony on last Sunday morning.
Dr. Harms delivered an excellent
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sermon, fie is a aeep imiiKer, ueiug |
brimful of thoughts that are enough
to arouse any one to thinking and
preparing for the great beyond and
not so much worldly honor, and laying
up treasures on earth alone. Where
our minds are tiere will our hearts be
also. Dr. Harm's- intention was to
impress the importance of "being just,
kind and humble." These three commands
being the "key note" of religion.
We are having plenty of rain these
days. Also cooler weather. The past
several weeks have been nice for pickj
ing cotton which if it continues to
j open as it has been opening the early
; planting will soon be about all open.
The crop is fully one-third off, we
thinks through this section. The pea
crop al6o short.
"We have been informed that Miss
Lizzie Neel, who was elected to teach
Union school, has resigned to teach
Mr. A. M. Dominick, of near Col
ony church, returned from Dr. A. B.
Knowlton's hospital in Columbia on
last :Friday, the 20th, much improved,
after a two weeks' treatment for blood
The second race in Xewberrv county
is a continued thing isn't it?
J. M. W.
BRYAX IN LOS ANGELES.
Discusses Roosevelt and the .Trusts.
Speaks Twelve Times.
Los Angeles, Sept. 23.?William J.
Bryan delivered a dozen addresses in
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LOS Angeies toaay, auuuugu um/
four had been scheduled. For twelve
hours the Xebraskan was kept on the
go from one meeting place to another.
He first spoke to women Democrats at
a breakfast they tendered him.
He spoke to an immense crowd at a
pa~k and deHvered a series of adfr.:m
a mcior car. [
ON TUESDAY MORMI
PRACTICALLY NOTHING HAS SO
FAB BEEN DONE.
neia neeungs m sparu?nuur$, wwu?
ville and Anderson.?Still In
Spartanburg, Sept. 24.?Although
not quite sensational, the two opening
sessions of the investigation of the
subcommittee of the State Democratic
executive committee to" conduct an inquiry
into charges of fraud in the
j primary election of August 27 here to[
day proved far from quiet. The noise
VI LUC LWU OCOOiUIU) was LUIUIOUCU UJ
the crowd that practically filled the
court house in the early afternoon and
at the later session packed the place
considerably beyond its seating capacity.
The majority of the "fuss" came
from the spectators. In a more dignified
manner continual objections'
from attorneys for the governor kept
tne proceedings irom peing monotonous.
' Despite the constant interruptions
of practically all the first session and
over half the second the committee
made a good start in the investigation
it set out to make. The subcommittee
was organized; a plan of procedure
was reached and put in execution;
reports were received and ad
! mittea irom j. a. farKs aiymon ca
the State, including the count!** from
which he has received information;
the routine work of the comnrittse was
disposed of and when the committee
meets tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock
W. B. Wilson, Jr., will make hi* report
of the counties investigated in his division.
Explain Their Side.
Atvthe opening of thte first meeting
called to order in the court house at
1 p. m., attorneys for the governor,
chiefly through F. H. Dominick, explained
at some length to the committee
the position taken .by them. At the
afternoon session S. J. Nicholls had
much to say. At one time in the first
session cheers and yells of applause
for J. M. Greer by the spectators con;
sumed considerable time and at the afj
terrioon session the crowd cheered
j lustily in approbation of remarks by
! Mr. Greer and R. M. Jeffries. In the
| crowd that filled the court room were
many supporters of the governor and
some of the Blease leaders of the
Piedmont as well as Spartanburg
county. Visitors from several nearby
counties were in evidence, including
Cherokee, Union and Greenville.
The most exciting incident of the
day came ehortly after the committee
met at 3.30 o'clock after the dinner
recess. Just after the committee had
indorsed the action of F. Stevenson,
chairman, in mapping * t&e work of
the committee from Ciia. itte, J. M.
Greer demanded in a -loud toce,"your"
authority for meeting members tof the
committee in Charlotte. This created a q
demonstration that d^epened fn a moment
into an uproar. Cries of "Give it
to 'em, Greer," and "Go to Charlotte,"
came from various parts of the room
and men in all parts of the hall rose (
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inclosure around the judge's stand
where the chairman sat with the members
of the committee grouped jlist
jus* outside the railing.
Mr. Stevenson announced that unless
there was order the committee
would adjourn to a room where the
audience would be so small it would
have to be orderly. Mr. Greer shouted
"You can't do it." The cry was taken
up by many in the crowd. S. J. Nicholls
made an appeal for order.
Mr. Stevenson reminded the crowd
that if any man is declared ttie nominee
for governor it will be on the- report
of this committee and if the committee
could not proceed in the court
room the work would be continued
In the midst of the uproar J. T. Duncan,
appearing as a contestant, spoke
at some length, and the yells of the
crowd turned to cheers for Duncan.
"We are glad to have an audience,
but I will ask that members of the
audience will not participate in the
procedure of the committee and will
refrain from voting on motions," cautioned
Mr. Stevenson after order was
Not long after the demonstration?
the roll of counties was called, and