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VOLUME ill, NUMBER 36. NEWBERRY, S. C, FRIDAY, WAY s, 1914. - TWICE A WEEK, 31.50 A YEAR.
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WILL BEAT SMITH
SAYS GOV. BLEASE
^ DECLARES HE IS SATISFIED HE
WILL Wi> BY BIG VOTE
Silent on Conventions?Blease, Dominick
and Nichols Spehk in
News and Courier.
Columbia, May 6.?Governor Blease |
declined to make any special comment j
t-oday on the result of the county conventions,
bat expressed himself a.z
satisfied with the reports he was receiving
from over the State. "I will
beat Smith 15,000 to 18,000 vo:es," said
the governor, telling of the many letters
and messages of encouragement
he was getting on every mail. The
governor said the Bleasei es were not
much on handling clubs and conven.
tions, but when it came to the ballot"
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box they nad me voies ana jiuow m/v> r
to use them.
v Governor Blease is satisfied his
fiends will have a better show;ng in
the coming convention than they did
in 1912, and when asked about the
overwhelming majority against !him
that would be in hat gathering said
he was not worried.
"I am specially delighted over the
result of yesterday's election in Columbia/'
said the governor, referring
to the defeat of Mayor "Wade HampB
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ion liiDDes ior re-eit?cuuu auu
over for mayor between Drs. F. S.
Earle and L. A. Griffin. Further than
this he would not express himself.
Speek at Greenville.
Governor Cole. L. Blease, Assistant
Attorney General Fred H. Dominick
and Mr. S. J. Xichols, of Spartanburg,
will go to Greenville to morrow and
wrill make speeches in the city of
Greenville tomorrow ^ night. Mp
Nichols is running for congress up in
that district. On Friday the governor
and Mr. Dominick will make speeches
at Fair Play, in Oconee county, a: the |
commencement exercises at the school
there, and after they are over the governor
and Mr. Dominick will make political
adddresses to the vo:ers. Mr. j
Dominick is running for congress
against Congressman Aiken and Oconee
is in that district.
Senator John L. McLaurin, of Bennettsville,
was in Columbia jesterday,
leaving this afternoon for the
up-country. The senator gave out no
statement while here, but it is known
tha: he held conferences with several
of his friends. Mr. McLaurin called
on Governor Filer~.se while in ?he city,
but whether the call wa? merely personal
or had to do with the political
situation is no: known. Mr. McLaurin
is running for governor ina has stat
ed publicly that he intends to vote for
Governor Blease for the United States
senate. Two ether candidates for
governor, Mr. Charles Carrol Simms,
of Barnwell and Representative W.
. Irby, Jr., of Laurens, are warm
personal and political friends d" the
governor. As to which of these three
will get the bulk of the administration
vote is a matter which will be
^pt.tled after the Au.?ust primary.
Dominick For Congress.
Assistant Attorney General Fred. H,
I>ominick, who was campaign manager
for Governor Blease in both of
his races for governor, is a candidate
for congress in the iThird congressional
district, now represented by Congressman
Wyatt Aiken. Mr. Dominick
lias been visiting in the Third district j
every opportunity his oificial duties 1
permitted him :o get off and it is prob- j
able that after the State convention !
he will make a more vigorous can- \
vass. He declared this morning that
he was confident of the result and
does not appear to be disturbed by
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vention from Newberry.
Several of the administration leaders
from different parts of the Slate
have been in Columbia :his week, but
no confirmation has been obtained of
a rumor which has been in circulation
that a caucus was held. The administration
leaders are not talking
about what plans they have mapped
out for the campaign beyond the fac:
that they say they are not worried
over the anti-Blease wave which
swept the State in the county conventions.
CONTROL STATE CONVENTION .
Anti-Administration Forces Will Con-1
troi the State Convention?Split
News and Courier, 5th.
Reports received by The News ana |
Courier from its correspondents j
throughout the State indica.ed that the j
AnU-Blease forces won a sweeping j
victory at the county conventions held j
yesterday. An estimate b^sed on ;hese I
reports puts the number cf AntiBlease
delegates in ?:'he St;:-te convention
at 291 and the Blea?e delegares at
"1 I .
The reports from the different conventions
show that the safeguarding of
the primary will undoubtedly :be a
prime question at :the State convention,
16 conventions going on record
as favoring more adequate safeguards
Senator Smith was elected a delegate
<:o the State convention from Lee
county. Newberry county did not
give either Governor Blease or Fred
H. Dominick a place in the Stale convention.
In the Barnwell convention Charles
Carroll Simms was endorsed for Governor
because he was a Barnwell man,
but failed of election to the State convention,
withdarwing before a second
ballot could be taken.
The Sumter convention endorsed the
candidacy for governor of R. I. Manning
and elected him State exeuctive
committeeman and Relegate to the
The Union convention endorsed the
candidacy of Lowndes J- Browning for
governor and elected him a delegate to
the State convention. It also endorsed
thA oandiriaev for congress of T. C.
In the Kershaw convention M. L.
Smi- h and J. G. Richards declined to
Probable Standing- of Delegates in
Counties? Blease. Anti-Bleaes.
Barnwell 1 7
Berkeley 1 . 5
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Chesterfield 3 3
Clarendon 5 3
OMle.on 1 5
Dillon 2 4
Dorchester 1 3
Florence * 8
Georgetown 3 3
Hamp:cn 1 r 3
Kershaw ' 6
Lancaster 1 5
Laurens 2 6
Lee 1 5
Marlboro 3 .8
Orangeburg 12 |
Pickens 2 4
Union 3 3 I
i Williamsburg 8
York v 10
| Totals 47 291 j
stand for office in the convention.
Malboro county did not give John
L. McLaurin a place in its delegation
to the State convention.
Senator Smith's candidacy was endorsed
by <"he convention of Bamberg,
Orangeburg, Barnwell and Kershaw.
In Laurens county a resoiuuun uu endorse
the administration off Governor
Blease was defeated.
R. A. Cooper, candidate for governor,
heads the Laurens county' delegation.
The Oconee convention went on record
as being opposed to race track
gambling in this State.
The Clarendon convention adopted
resolutions praising toe effort of Congressman
Whaler to promo.e tlie
ciiaina^e 01' the low county.
The News and Courier's dispatch
from Abbeviile was not received in
time for publication, but a long distance
message stated that eigh. Anti
Blease delegii.es had been chosen.
-No report was received from Dorchester
but a long distance telepuone
message last night stated that Mr.
Legare Walker, of Summerville, had
been elected executive committeeman
by - he Anti-Blease fo-'ces and that
the delegation stood nhree Anti-Blease
and one for Blease.
W. F. Stevenson, candidate for congress,
was re-elected State executive
committeeman form Chesterfield.
i'iie * lorence couniy convention endorsed
In Barnwell, the convention endorsed
unanimously th^ candidacy of Adjt.
Gen. Moore. Resolutions endorsing
the candidacy of Attorney General
Peeples and of R. M. Mixson for congress
were passed aifter a hot fight.
Sentiment in favor of primary reform
is strong. In the following counties
the conven'.ions went on record as
favoring some plan of safeguarding
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wood, Oconee, Greenville, Aiken, Fairfield,
Darlington, Williamsburg, Chester,
Beaufort, Bamberg, Orangeburg,
Calhoun, Florence, Sumter, Richland.
Varying methods of safeguarding the
primary were propsed in these different
conventions. The Richland convention
adopted f.he McMahan'resolution
instructing the delegates to the
State convention to work for the res.riction
of the primary to registered
voters. In the Spartanburg convention
a resolution instructing the delegates
to oppose restriction of the primary
was defeated, and in *:he Colle
ton convention the same thing occurred.
The Marlboro delegation, it is
understood, will work for primary reform.
Resolurions opposing further restriction
of the primary were passed
by he conventions of Lee, Jasper, Union
and Laurens counties.
The Bamberg, Calhoun, Laurens,
Fairfield and Clarendon conventions
opposed the abolition of the county-toco
The Wilson adminisiration was given
the endorsement of a large number
of the coun.y conventions, the resolu
tions in many instances praising especially
the president's Mexican policy
and in several instances endorsing the
president's stand in the matter of tolls
Two Delegations From Charleston
Charleston, May 4.?Charleston
county started out today to hold one
democratic convention but not long
after the meeting was called to order
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split, and two convemions were held
in. one hall of the Hibernian society
buildings, the Blease-Grace faction
and the opposition electing two sets
of officers, delegates and executive
committeemen. Mr. Grace appealed
soon af:er the convention opened
from the action of the county executive
committee last Friday night in
puting on the prima facie rolls all
uncontested clubs, wherher they had
i complied with the rule of certifying
their elections three days a'fter meeting
or not. Chairman Connor ruled
him out oi oraer ana men u was
j that Mr. Qrace formed the indepen1
dent convention on one side of the
| hall, while the other convention,
claiming to be the regular meeting,
proceeded with its prorgramme. Only
during the split was there any outbreak
of excitement and that sub:
sided when the two bodies get down
! to business.
Joseph W. Barnwell was temporary
chairman of the opposition mee.ing
a d was made permanent chairman.
Leland Moore was elected chairman
of the executive committee and
George Swan as State executive com"
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miteeman. a iuii delegation auu alternates
were elected to the State
convention. Resolutions as to regulation
of club rolls and for primary
reform were adopted.
F. J. Torlay.was elected temporary
chairman of the Grace "convention
and J. P. Michel permanent Chairman.
W. Turner Logan was elccted
to the executive committee and chairI
man and W. F. Livingston State
! executive committeeman. Delegates
' and alternates to the Stu e convenI
tion were elect d, all Blease men.
| Resolutions condemning a State of af}
fairs permitting the buying of a seat
I in ;lie highest legislative body of the
' country and then committing perjury
| lo retain it and that the convention
j adjourn for ten days subj?ct to the
i call o: the chairman were adopted.
! The outcome of Charleston's split
! convention will mean that the State
: conven.ion will again have to pass
upon the claims cf representatives of
the two factions for recognition.
| 0> TRIAL FOR SECOND TDIE.
Former Police Lieutenant Again in
Court?Only Five of the Jurors
New York, May 6.?Charles Becker,
1UI 1UCX puiiUC -ucuiuuaui, a:iu uvuu wj.
the famous "strong arm" squad, today
began his second -battle to save
himself from death in the electric
chair at Sing Sing prison as the instigator
of the plot to murder Herman
Rosenthal, the gambler.
At the opening of the trial Becker's
attorneys made a bi:ter attack on
District Attorney Whitman in an effort
to have him adjudged guilty of
contempt cf court. The attorneys
claimed Mr. Whi.man had tried to
create a prejudicial atmosphere by
giving stories to local newspapers
Dranaing as perjurers wnucssco ?uv
appeared in the final attempt to save
:he four gunmen, the actual murderers
of Rosenthal, from the chair.
This moiion was denied, as were others
requesting a change of venue and
the dismissal of the special panel of
t?lesmen because they had heard the
district attorney defend himself from
the accusarion of Becker's counsel.
At 4:30 o'clock this afternoon :he
entire panel had been exhausted and
there were five jurors in the box.
At the close of proceedings today
) Ti.otirtQ CooKiirr Vroforp whom thfi
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I trial is bei g held in :he criminal
i branch of the supreme cour:, ordered
that the jurors selected be kept in
I the custody of the court.
i At the opening session Becker ap|
peared nervous. At t-ne afterno-n
! session, however, he had regained his
composure. He was in cons;ant conference
with his counsel. His wife
sat close to her husband with a notebock
and pencil in her hand.
i MAYOR GIBBS DEFEATED
IN COLUMBIA PRIMARY
| Dr. F. S. Earle and Dr. L. A .Griffith
Will Be in Second Bice.
j W. F. Caldwell in News and Couv;er.
Columbia, May 5.?Mayor Wade
! Hampton Gibbs was defeated for reelection
in a taree-cornered mayoralty
race here today, which 'was featured
by the closeness cf the vo:es between
the candidates. The vote for
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j mayor was as ronows: ur. r. o. mane,
I 987; Dr. L. A. Griffith, 935; Mayor
Wade Hampton Gibbs, 817. Dr. Earle
will make the second race with Dr.
Griffith in. the second primary, which
will be held on next Tuesday.
Four candidates will run over for
the :wo places oil council, and they apparently
will be R. J. Blalock, E. M.
j Dupre, C. M. Asbill and either D. E.
| Sloan or John W. Lillard. Mr. Bla
lock, who heads tie aiaermanic hcaci,
is running for re-election. Councilman
W. F. Stieglitz was defeated by a
large vote. There were 12 candidates
for those two places.
The elec:ion passed off quietly, but
there was great ac ivity all the day
around the polls. About 90 per cent,
cf the vote being cast, a total of 2,689
votes being cas: in the mayor's race
i out of a rotal registration of 3,050.
The polls opened at S a. m. and closed
at 8 p. m., and it was midnight when
the final vote was reported. A large
crowd of voters was presen: in the
City Hall, where the returns were received.
1 iiai s nuci
"Liquor k&eps a man down," shouted,
the 'temperance lecturer. "Oh,
I don't konw" interrupted the man
on the back seat.
"The fellow who drinks to excess
is pretty sure to get a head."
| MEXICAN SITUATION
! CALM ON OUTSIDE
! I >I>ER Sl'RFACE Cl'KKEXT KI NS
Itebels Declare They Are Making
Progress Toward Investment of
Washington, May 6.?While the
! Mexican situation was outwardly calm
! today pending the formal opening of
the conference of 'the American mediators
at Niagara Falls, Canada, on
May 18, there continued an active undercurrent
of discucssion and preparation
for the peace plans. At the
same time definite reports reached the
constitutionalist headquarters here of
| sweeping victories of their forces near
j San Luis Potosi and other points far
south of Sahillo, where it was thought
their next big battle would occur.
The news of constitutionalist successes
reached here in dispatches
from Gen. Carranza to Raphael Zeubaran,
minister of the interior in the
constitutionalist cabinet, who had a
direct wire set up to the headquarters
of Gen. Carranza in Chihuahua today.
Gen. Carranza's messages showed that
three converging campaigns were in
active operation, each within 300
miles of Mexico City. Gen. Obregon
I mpn rmpratine: from the
Pacific coast, having captured all the
intervening territory, was besieging
Mazatlan, and was threatening Mexico
City from the west. Another division,
Gen. Carranza reported, had
tfnught a battle at Pensacos, near San
Luis Potosi, which is 300 miles north
of Mexico City.
This is the soutnernmost point
which the constitutionalists have
reached in central Mexico and, with
the army now a.tacking Tampico, they
declare t.:at the general advance on
the Mexican capital is to be made
within a few weeks from three sides. I
The significance of these co:istitu- j
tionalist vic.ories lay in the fact that
the territory is far south of Saltillo
and only 300 miles from Mexico City, j
Gen. Carranza's report of the plight
0. the federals was coincident with i
ihe reports from Rear Admiral How- j
ard at Mazatlan, who reported that a j
land and sea engagement was being j
carried on*there, the constitutionalists j
firing rifles from Piedra island, while
the federal gunboat was aiding :he
Aside from the notable constitutionalist
successes the chief military
development of the da> was ihe authorization
given Gen. Funston to extend
his lines at Vera Cruz as might
be needed for defensive purposes,
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gressive operations. A report also
came from Gen. Funsion that he could
secure no definite information as to
the movements 'by the federals under
Gen. Maas, but he construed what
they were doing as being merely defensive.
No further reinforcements
have been ordered to Vera Cruz, nor
has there been any sign of Gen. Wood
moving to the front to assume command.
The Naval Side.
The naval situation was shown in
reports from Rear Admiral Badger,
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from Rear Admiral Howard, as to
conditions on the Pacific side. Rear
Admiral Badger reported tha: sharp
fighting had occurred between Mexican
'federals and constitutionalists between
Vera Cruz and Tampico and he
; added that rumors reached him
I through Admiral Mayo that some of
I Villa's forces in:ended to take and
burn the city of Tampico.
Admiral Mayo put no faith in reports
of the truce between the federals
and constitutionalists at Tampico.
Congress again came in*o the Mexican
situation today when a caustic
debate occurred in the senate over
the resolution of Senator Lippett of
Rhode Island, asking President Wilson
for information as :o his reported
designation of Pancho Villa for next!
chief of Mexico. The motion was
tabled by a viva voce vote but not un
til Senator Lippett had discussed tne
"villainous Villa," the landing at Vera
I Cruz and other incidents.
j - Senat:r Lippett spoke of the Vera
Cruz incident and the loss of Mexican
lives as showing the length to
which the administration had gone to
keep munitions of war from Huerta.
Senator Stone took Senator Lippett
to task and the Rhode Islander responded
thai Senator Stone was placing
his words in a false light.
LOSES >E>V TRIAL PLEA.
Judge Hill Overrules Extraordinary
Motion For Leo 31. Frank.
Atlanta, Ga., May 6.?Denial of the
defense's plea for a new trial for Leo
M. Frank, toe fac:ory superintendent,
under sentence of death for the murder
of 14-year-old Mary Phagr.n, was
made here today by Benj. H. Hill,
judge of the superior court.
The court's action was taken immediately
a'fter the conclusion of arguments
of attorneys for the defense,
which followed the completion of evidence
in:roduced by the defense and
the State. Judge Hill indicated that
he did not care to hear arguments
from the State's counsel.
News of the latent reverse was
taken immediately to Frank, who is
confined in the county jail awaiting
final action in his case, which has
been in the courts continually for
more than a year. His wife was with
him at the time.
"I had expected that action," said
the factory superintendent. "I have
nothing to say now, but I may have
No written opniion was made by^
Judge Hill. % He announced, however,
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tions to the defense by which the
case may be taken to the State supreme
court and that he would then
prepare a written opinion.
Counsel for the defense and the
State plan a conference with the
court tomorrow at which details of
the judge's certification and the
granting of the bill 61 exceptions for
a.i appeal will be considered.
No formal announcement regarding
the appeal was forthcoming from
the defendant's counsel tonight. It
was n:t known wie.her it would be
delayed until after a decision is obtained
o.i another pending motion
vv.iicv? asks the annulment of the verdict
on account of the absence of
Frank from the c:ur. room when it
Hearing on the annulment motion <
today was set fir Saturday by Judge
Hill. The defense alleges that kthe
returning of the verdict against
Frank while he was absent from the
court rcom violated the constitutional
rights of the defendant.
DISPENSARY GOES TO BATESBURG
Judge DeVore's Decision Reverse
Judge Prince?Case at Keris
News and Courier.
Lexington, May 5.?A decision was
handed, down by Judge DefVore at
Edgefield today in the case Of J. W.
Cooner and C. B. Bates against the
Lexington county dispensary board, in
the restraining order granted by Judge
Prince, in Columbia on 'April 7, forbidding
:he dispensary board to estab?
-lienancarr in thp tOWn Of BateS
il&ll a UlOp^UOUi J AAA V? W .
burg, is dissolved. This means that a
dispensary will be established at
Batesburg at once. The plaintiff cook
the position cha: the dispensary board
could not open a dispensary at Batesburg
for the reason that a portion of *
the town lies in Saluda county, which
is a prohibition coun:y. Judge Deyore
based his decision cn the Kershaw-Lancaster
county case in 75, S.
C., and in conclusion eaid: "The town
or Batesburg stands in relation U
Saluda county just as the town of
Kershaw stood in relation to LancasI
:er county, as appears from statement
of facts in the case of Croaton
vs Eruesdale, in 75, S. C., 414, and the
decision in that case is conclusive of
this, and for tha: reason the rule to
show cause is hereby dismissed and
| the injunction or restraining order is'
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sued Dy JUUge dilute lo utivv;
Be careful, son. You'll find it pays
To be a saving bloke;
You'll find it hard to mend your ways
When you find you are broke.