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f REPORT BY LAW
ADVISES LEGISLATURE TO SAFEGUARD
Good (ioYerument Doomed I nlets Primary
is put I'nder Same Reg-ulatioiis
as General Election.
Washington, D. C., Jan. 7.?"We
must either reform the primary system
by law or see it die," warns Senator
Benjamin Ryan Tillman, in an
open letter to the South Carolina General
Assembly, soon to meet, in which
it is urged that legislation be enacted
to safeguard the primary system of
election in this State "If we do not
safeguard the primary system," writes
Senator Tillman, "and make it above
. suspicion, good government in the
^ State is doomed." The senior senator
^ again warns the people against the
negro being used in politics under
white leadership; if the black population
be thus mobilized, he thinks, of
ilces of trust and power win oecome
mere "pawns in the game of polices,
to Jbe bought by the highest bidders."
Following is the statement:
"I dislike to have the appearance
even of assuming the right to dictate
to the general assembly, ana such is
' not my purpose now. But for reasons
unnecessary to enumerate I feel that
I have a duty to perform in the present
"The angry passions aroused last
summer in the State campaign for
Governor have in a measure subsided,
and the people have cooled off. To
my mind there was great danger to
white supremacy and democratic uni[
ty which is now happily parsed. But
unless every possible safeguard is
thrown around the primary system, by
law, rules and regulations made so
onri of such a just and reasonable
nature as to compel honesty and fair
play in the primary-the system is
doomed and the people of the State
will settle their political differences at
the polls in November just as they do
now in all border and Northern States.
Two White Parties Impossible.
"There are many people in South
Carolina who would be glad to see two
"white parties in the State. Were conditions
different I myself would like to
Tiovo twn white Darties, but as things
are now it would mean the mohilizaton
of the negro and his active and aggressive
return to State politics under
"I know of no calamity greater than
this that could overtake our people. I
speak advisedly, for I went through
the reconstruction period and know the
degradation to which our people sank,
the rottenness and corruption that
were in our politics, and made our
i? ? hiccinc
government a dj-wuiu auu a.
and 1 know how hard it was to get the
whiie men to line-up shoulder to
shoulder and throw off the yoke. From
1868 to 1876 we had the vilest and
most corrupt government in South
Carolina that has ever existed in any
State of the Union, except Louisiana.
Offices as Pawns
"The- negroes outnumber us in
South Carolina by more than one hun ?
dred and fifty thousand, ana a large
number of them, are either registered
or eligible for registration. If they
should eyer be mobilized and led to the
polls by white men, in the struggle for
mastery and control, then we can never
save the State from a repetition of
even greater corruption than we have
already endured The State corporations
and Standard Oil, to say nothing
of the railroads, would use money lavishly,
and the governorship and the
statPfi senatorshios. to say
nothing of the congressional delegation,
would become pawns in the game
of politics to be bought by the highest
"The Democratic party of South
Carolina, when it meets again in convention,
will no doubt deal with this
question, but the legislature ought to
deal with it now, at this coming session,
while the memory is fresh and
knowledge of intensity of feeling has
not faded away.
"I can not and will not indicate just
what sort of a law the legislature
ought to pass. The details) must be
worked out in committee, but I can
and will outline the general policy
which should govern us in this crisis:
"First: The primary ought be honr?
r? Kava oil
tn?L a^Liu x?ii uu kj
"Second: No man ought to object to
whatever expense and trouble are
necessary to secure such registration
and preparation of the Democratic
club rolls as -will insure honesty and
fair play. It must not be left to hazard
and guess work.
"Third: Stringent rules and regulations
are required. No man should
participate in the primary to nominate
who is not willing and able to stand
the test of registration to participate
iii the general election.
| "The rules should b few, plain anu
simple, but they must b<* enacted into
law in order to compel compliance with
; them. Rigid punishment ought to be
provided for anv man who neglects to
' comply with all conditions and rul'S
or lie ought to lose his vote. An honest
"and fairly conducted primary can and
; will command the endorsement and
; support of all right-thinking white
J people; a dishonest one will command
j the support of nobody.
Reform or Death.
"We must either reform the primary
j system by law or see it die. Xo de- j
cent man will obpect or resist the rule
j of the majority fairly expressed. Let
us see to it that none but duly qualified
citizens vote at the Democratic
i primary, and danger of trouble will;
disappear. If we do not safeguard the
j primary system and make it above
j suspicion good < rnmeni in the State
is doomed. We want no man in the
' Democratic primary who votes the Re'publican
or other national ticket in
! the general election.
"I write the above believing that 1'
will never ask the people to vote for
" m^ in another primary, because I bei
lieve I will be dead before another
senator to succeed me is elected.
I Therefore, no charge of selfish or p rsonal
motive can be justly made
CAgcUilSL Jilt litAillg tntr JJVSillUU 1 uu.
It is solely because I know the danger,
: having passed through the crisis once,
i that I make bold to write this wav,":
i COLUMBIA ARTIST PASSED AWAY.
; Mrs. Annie I. Koberson Dies in Wash- j
! ington?Patriotic and Charitable. |
Washington, Jan 7.?Mrs. A. I Rob- j
ertson of Columbia died at her resi-i
dence in this city early this morning j
after a week's illness. With her at I
the time were her daughter and son-(
in-law, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Legore. j
After a short prayer service at the re- j
sidence this morning the remains were j
taken to Columbia and wi!i arrive I
there early tomorrow morning. Mra. j
Robertson had many friends in Wash- I
| ington and elsewhere by whom the j
I news of her death will be received j
| WEST THROUGH BRICK WALL.
i Prisoners in Dillon Jail Make Escape? j
IN Mysterious Manner.
Dillon, Jan. 7.?Four negro priso-1
ers broke jail Sunday night and made i
: good their escape. For minor offences;
i they had been locked up and were al-;
j lowed the freedom of the large hall1
J ^ i /vK U? ? trT r* /v ft-nf tan ^ r~\ '
j UUXiUg L11C IllgUl. IKltUlg 1" I
i their possession a heavy sash weight
! they picked through the brick wall,
and when the jailer made his usual j
morning rounds, they were conspicu- !
I ous for their absence.
JUDGES MEET JANUARY 23.
Thief Justiee Gary Postpones Con- j
vent-Ion Set for Next Week.
Columbia, January 7.?The biennial
convention of the judges, which was
ordered for Thursday, January 16, has
>been ordered postponed by Chief Jus-J
ktice Gary to Thursday, January 23, ati
i5 P. M. The change was ordered so j
as to have the convention during the j
meeting of the Bar Association.
MORE COMMISSIONS REVOKED, j
Number Removed as Result of Action \
by Governor Tuesday.
The governor Tuesday revoked the
commissions of the following notaries
Thomas J. Cupstid, Blaney; George!
W. Thomas, Dentsville; Capers Calvin!
Dantzler, Georgetown; Ross C.. David, j
riAArfrnf att'tj C rTJ "D t i c r? rvl 1 1 I
>> ii , o. 1 iwuoocii, HUOOUI- ,
vile; Rivers Conrad Huggins, Lamar; j
Homer S. Parnell, I^amar; Lewis.
Josey Beasley, Lamar; Joe Cunning-:
ham Wier, Ninety-Six; Jesse Righard
Williams, Gaines; James Rogers, Ninety-Six;
Wm. H. Nicholson, Greenwood;
J. H. McCord, Hodges; Paul W. McCh;re,
Greenwood; J. W. McCIassan,i
Greenwood; William C. Lipscomb,.
Ninety-Six; Lewis M. Lipscomb, Nine-1
ty-Six; Adam Franklin Hagan, Greenwood;
E. R. Goodwin, Greenwood;
i Frank Barron Grier, Greenwood; A. j
D. Calhoun, Greenwood; W. C. Calhoun,
Greenwood; E. H. Bowers, Epworth;
A. E. Adams, Greenwood; Jo
ttt-pu r ranxnn Aiman, ijreenwooa: |
Claude C. Davis, Columbia.
Smith?I see you're paying :he expenses
of that painter who f?U off
Frown?Sure: he's too good a man
to lose. As he went down he t ?uched
up 'hree or four places which would
ha\e been extremely difficult io reach
in the ordinary way.?P. I. P.
(>Ki>KK 5\ T!M.MA.\ CASK
Control of Children II;i> hem Decided.
Supreme Court's Decree.
The final order for the control of
Douschka Pickens Tillman and Sarah I
Starke Tillman, daughters of B. R. j
Tillman, .Jr., and Mrs. Lucy Dugas was j
signed Monday by the supreme court. 1
The order was signed by Chief Justice!
Gary and Associate Justices Woods,!
Hydrick, Watts and Fraser.
The following was the order signed
by the supreme court:
"The parties to this controversy being
unable to agree as to the details ,
referred to in the order dated Decern- j
ber 9, 1912, the court orders as t'ol- j
The children, Douschka Pickens j
Tillman and Sarah Starke Tillman,!
are to be in the custody of their fath-:
er. B. R. Tillman, Jr., every year dur;
mg the months ot July and August,!
subject to the right of the mother to j
have them at all times when ill. They '
are to go to their father every year
on December 26 and remain until January
2, following, and to spend with
him any week in April of every ytar i
that the mother may duly indicate to
him as most convenient.
"The children are to spend every
other Saturday with their father when
in their mother's custody, and with
their mother when in their father's
custody in July and August.
"The duty is imposed 011 the mother
to prove that the father shall have
reasonable access to the children in j
case of serious illness.
"The children may be taken temporarily
out of the State by either parent
for their health or pleasure, but
the undertaking of the State of South j
Carolina mentioned in the former or-!
der shall provide that they shall not
be removed permanently from the j
State and that they shall be at all
times subject to the order of this
"The court adjudges nothing as to
tne duty 01 me ratner 10 support me
children, because that question is* not i
before it in this proceeding, and there
is no evidence that the father has re- j
fused to support them."
"MOVIES" THAT CAN TALK
PERFECTED BY EDISOX
New York, Jan. 4.?The first de- j
monstration Edison's "Kinetophone" j
will be- givsn in New York within a |
few weeks. The kinetophone is the j
name the wizard has given to his j
talking machine that works in har- j
mony with the moving pictures, and i
is to be used to add the realism of!
the voice of the actor to the scene j
thrown upon the canvass.
Within a short time it is predict- j
ed the machine may be play- j
ing in the mining camps of!
the west. Weber & Fields may |
be playing their funny pool game onj
the screen while the machine grinds j
out the dialect of the pair in Gold-;
en Guleh, Nev.
The great musical comedies will
be caught by the machine and while
music is being ground out the ac+
r\4- tV?/v tttiII crr\ An Kofnrn
i LIU*I ci L liic ^vy vyii L/vjlv* V
! the audience. Mr. Edison has not
! said so, but his friends say he thinks
it only a question of time before the
| best actors in America will be per- j
forming their best roles before the j
moving picture camera while the j
kineophone records their lines.
After four years of the hardest
kind of work to get the machine perfected
that will make it possible for
persons to both see and hear the drama,
enacted elsewhere Mr. Edison has
perfected the work so that it is now
what he calls "fool proof."
For tests in this city the operas,
"Faust" and Illtrovatore" are to be
given. The reels are ready and the
records of the singers have been
made that work in unison with them
The names of the singers have not
For the purpose of the illusion one j
machine is in the balcony of the thea- j
tre and one back of the scenes. The j
one on the balcony throws the picture
of the singers and the scenery of i
the opera upon the screen, while the
kineophone run by a second operator
is working just back of the screen.
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The mills- of the gods are never shut
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It takes all the fun out of doing a
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Some spinsters are unhappy because
they have no men around to worry
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The amateur golfer had not been
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close of the round he turned to the
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"Let me see; is that 195 or 190
"I don't know, sir," was me repiy
"What you need is an adding machine,
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"My son," said Mr. Jones, "what do
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"Well, say,, dad," returned the boy
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The Real Hero.
Firet Critic?I understand you saw
Scribner's new comedy last night.
Who played the hero?
Second Critic?I did. I sat through
the whole thing.?Philadelphia Record.
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