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ATTACKED B1 POSTMASTER
Traxler and Rector Come to Blows?i
Fight is Result of Bitter Factionalism
Sheriff Hendrix Rector and Postmaster
D. B. Traxler engaged in a
fisticuff yesterday morning in Knight's
barber shop on South Main street. As
a result of the fight the two were tried
in the city court, the sheriff being fined
$25 and the postmaster $50. ?
The difficulty grew out of some
words which were exchanged between
the twro men after the political meeting
at the opera house Friday night.
At t):e conclusion of the meeting,
Postmaster Traxler said that "Rector
and his crowd," or words to that effect,
had been those who were gelling
for Reese, legislative candidate. Rector
denied this, and then it is said that
he cursed H e postmaster, using unprintable
epithets. Mr. Traxler claims
that he had left the crowd and did
not hear the cursing. He claims, further,
that tl-e sheriff called him up
later in the night and that apologies
exchanged. The next afternoon the
Evening Piedmont carried a story on
the tilt, and the statement was made
tl.at the postmaster heard the cursing,
and that the sheriff had no apologies
tnalvP \Tr. Tra/vler answered the
story in the Piedmont of Tuesday.
Yesterday morning, according to
ti:e testimony at the trial, Mr. Traxler
had just been shaved wlien he approached
the sheriff, who was reading
a paper in the barber shop. Mr. Trax
ler had heard tl:at the sneriff had been
boasting of having cursed the postmaster
to his face, and that the postmaster
had not resented the insult. Mr.
Traxler told the sheriff that any man
who made such a statement was a
" liar." The sheriff stated that
he did not desire any trouble. Mr.
Traxler repeated his remark, and then
the sheriff started to get up, hot words
having passed. Mr. Traxler struck
the sheriff in the face. Then the
rough and tumble fight started. It
continued for some moments, when
Magistrate ?allenger and others sep
arated the belligerents. The fight oc:
curred soon after 9 o'clock.
Haynsworth & Haynsworth represented
Mr. Traxler, while James H.
Price represented the sheriff.
lAt the conclusion of the trial, J. N.
King asked t) at the matter be dropped,
appealing to both sides to "make
up." In accordance with this request
they shook hands while the audience
The recorder fined Mr. Traxler for
fighting, and fined t|:e sheriff for repeating
the language which he had
formerly used, holding that the repetition
was an offense!
Several of those wl o were in the
barber shop testified. The chief witnesses
were Magistrate Ballenger and
the two defendants.
Statement From Sheriff
Ever since I have been in the sheriff's
office I Cave been persecuted by
' J. D. Gilreath and his followers?Dave
Traxler orip nf thpm Thpv navo tripri
in every available way to get me to do
some rash act; today they undertook
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Dave Traxler cursed and abused me,
I told him the ti:ird time to go away,
that I did not want to have any trouble
with any one, but he took the advantage
of me and struck me while
I was sitting in a chair without giving
me any warning, all of \tf:ich is borne
out by the testimony in the trial by
Traxler and myself today. We passed
a number r?f blows nftpr had first
'hit me. We were required to put up
bond to appear in the mayor's court at
12 o'clock. We were tried at 12 o'clock
and the testimony in the case was that
I was not at fault in bringing on the
difficulty?tried to avoid it, and did not
curse an oati:. This was the testi
mony of every witness who testified,
but the recorder of the city of GreenYille
set a precedent for fear of criticisms
by a few of the upper ten, and
fined me as well as Mr. Traxler.
Now, I want the public of Greenville
county, whom I represent as their
chief peace officer, to know that here
alter, reeling ti:at the courts of tne
city of Greenville will not bear me out
in the enforcement of the law, I am
going to look after the sheriff of Greenville
county hereafter personally, and
when I am assaulted and attacked
again, am going to make the matter
a personal one and deiena mysen, ana
not depend on the city of Greenville
defending me. I hope to have no further
trouble, but when any man treats
me as Traxler did today, I am not going
to consider that I am in the city
of Greenville, but I am going to protect
HEXDRIX RECTOR regardless of
anything. I am going to try to do my
duty regardless of my political ene.
"I iftiink I have got my political en
emies bested, and feel that they realize
it or otherwise tfcey would not want to
fight. I am not wanting to figfbt any
one, but never expect to run. I only
wish that every .voter of Greenville
county could have witnessed the difficulty
that occurred toflay. I am still
their sheriff and don't intend t o be
run out by them.
Furthermore, I want to say tl'.at by
an inflnennA hrniffht tr> near bv mv
friends today Mr. Traxler and myself
agreed to apologize to each other, but
since considering same I have decided
to withdraw all apologies to Mr. Traxler
and" have notified him personally.
HOME COMING WEEK.
To Be Observed in York September
1-3?Many Distinguished Speakers
to Be Present.
Special to The Herald and News.
York. Aug. 12.?All roads will lead.
to York on September 1, 2 and 3, when
hundreds of South Carolinians will
wc-nd their way "back home" to attend
York's ?ome-coming and chautauqua.
Jt will be the biggest event in the history
of the town and numerous entertainments
are being provided. In ad
dition to the Chautauqua program, the |
best speakers in the State will be here.
Governor Richard I. Manning and E.
1-1. Watson, commissioner of agriculture,
will be the speakers on tf:.e first
day; Dr. Henry X. Snyder of Wofford
college and Hon. Asbury F. Lever, congressman,
?re on the program for the
second day; while home-coming day
proper, on the third day, will bring a
long list of distinguished sons back to
speak. On this day Col. Banks, editor
of the Columbia Record and president
of the SoutJh Carolina Press association,
will preside and addresses will
be delivered by Col. Asbury Coward,
IMajor W. P. Robertson of the Green|
ville chamber of commerce and Robert
Lathan of the Charleston 'News and
Courier. All the speakers for the last
day are natives of York.
Many people now living in the West,
who have not visited York since tJhey
left in the Ku Klux days, are preparing:
to come back home for the three
days. It is understood that a special
train will bring all former citizens
back home from Columbia and practically
every town in the State will send
' its quota.
The railroads in the State will grant
special excursion rates on ti':eir lines
and York is preparing to take care of
a larger crowd during the first three
days of September than this town ever
OFF FOR MEXICO
Louisiana and >"evF Hampshire to
Vera Cruz to Guard
Washington, Aug. 10.?Two American
battleships, the Louisiana and
New Hampshire, sailed tonight, from
Newport for Vera Cruz in response to
an urgent request from Commander
f.VlcNamee that his little fleet of gunboats
be reinforced in view of antiforeign
demonstrations at Gen. Carranza's
It was understood t' ere that President
Wilson orde/ed the warships sent,
although no official would admit that
they had sailed. Care had been taken
during the day to point out that any
naval or military activity now only
would be precautionary to safeguard
foreign interests and could not be construed
as connected witfn the PanAmerican
conference to be resumed in
New York tomorrow to complete a
program for bringing about peace in
Official reticence concerning the
movements of the battleships is due
largely to a fear that news of their
coming reaching Vera Cruz ahead of
the ships might accentuate tfce already
serious situation there. Commander
McNamre cabled his request last night
an:l the two battleships immediately
vere ordered held in readiness to proceed.
Expected to lVait.
Today, after conferences between
Secretary Lansing and Rear Admiral
3enson, acting secretary of the navy,
'* n-oc iinil +)'" o cailinof rvf tTlP
w. Y> Cto UiiUVi Ctwu U - Vi.
;hips would be delayed pending fuller
reports from Vera Cruz and that if
possible the sending of any considerable
additional forces would be avoided
because of its possible effect on
work of the Pan-American conference.
President Wilson, in New Hampshire,
was advised of Commander McNamee's
report and several hours later
a long code message reached the navy
department from Cornish. Then it
became known tpat tne snips naa Deen
instructed to start immediately for
Secretary Lansing, who left tonight
for New York to attend the Pan-American
conference, would not discuss naval
movements further than to admit
that a ship would be sent to replace
one wnicn would oring me .Brazilian
and Guatemalan ministers to the United
States. H'e said that on account of
continued bandit raids on the border
orders soon would be issued to increase
the American military forces
MOVING PICTURE STAR
WAS AT FIRST A SINGER
^Vlusic was tne first art which at- [
trartpri Rnhprt Warwick Hp studied :
singing in Europe, but his voice "went j
back" on him and he turned to the
stage and made a success under David
Belasco and other great impresari.
Robert Warwick is a product of the
West and dared much when he went
i?.ast to maKe gooa on u e .\ew iorK<
stage. This is one of his characters- j
tics, determination. It has carried j
him through many hazardous enter-1
prises. For "Bob," as he is known to j
his few intimates, is a man of many
parts and activities.
When t) e world rum onerea mm
the position of star, and the play selected
for his film debut was George
Broaclhurst's "Man of the Hour," with
which William A. Brady had made so
striking a success, Robert Warwick's
life chance l:.ad come. Under Maurice
Tourneur's masterly direction, Mr.
Warwick ga>ve a delineation of the
leading role which instantly established
him as the best graced actor
on the motion picture screen, certainly j
in the United tSates, probably in the ]
"In "The Dollar Mark," Warwick
has to evidence some strenuous athleticism;
he risked his life in the
bursting of a mill dam. For the famous
picture, "Alias Jimmy Valentine" he
went and lived at Sing Sing in order
to get into the skin the part of the
convict who wanted to reform. The
same is true \yith "TT'e Man Who
Found Himself," the photo play he assumed
next, and which will be the
offering by Manager Wells at tl';e opera
house on Tuesday, (August 17.
A more sincere, handsomer, more
polished actor you can not see on the
screen: "Matinee idol" doesn't describe
Warwick: he's a man and a
mighty good one, at that.
Which describes his personality.
Gentleman; scholar; sport; popularity
despising, but popular in spite of
it; sucn is warwicK.
He's just as nice off the screen as
on it. Married? He can pick and
choose, is so minded, for his mail is
crowded witi':< letters from adoring admirers
of the other sex. But Warwick
knows his own mind and nobody else
does. He loves his work and doesn't
shirk it. He is conscientious and
fh/ipniiorh in "hie imnprsnnstiftn Wp
acts first, last and all the time?every
instant he is on the film he is acting
with l:im mind, his heart and body.
there, but at the same time declared
emphatically that neither tl-is action
nor any ship movements had any bearing
whatever on the plans of the Pan
Mr. Lansing said he expected to be
back at his desk Thursday morning
"if we have good luck."
To Dismiss Situation.
President Wilson will be back in
Washington in time to attend a cabinet
meeting Friday at which both the
nrnorom /-if f-Vio Pan imoriVan
?/X v/^x ?ux KJ -L I.JJL Vs i. 4VMU VVU1V*
ence and the situation at Vera Cruz
will be discussed. Secretany Daniels
started for Washington tonigf:t from
Asheville, N. C.
TO HAVE GOOD ROADS
Big Crowd Assembles lat Blacksbnrg
First Convention to Discuss
Gaffney, Aug. 10.?Tl':e first good
roads convention in Cherokee county
was held at Blacksburg Saturday, and
a large crowd assembled to hear this
all important question discussed. The
place of meeting was at a beautiful
spring near the passenger station, and
about 600 persons heard the discus
sion, which was an exhaustive one.
H. M. Gaines presided over the meeting,
and the best of order prevailed.
Richmond Stacy, State senator for
Cherokee, was the first speaker. He
was unqualifiedly in favor of good
roads and would favor a bond issue if
the people wanted it. Dr. F. . Hickson
followed in a vigorous speech in
which he denounced the slack methods
which obtain among those who are
in charge of the public roads. Col. E.
T iiTa i a *"*-? m ? r>r?i Ar? At* o/rr? on 1
J. WitlSUU, Ciniooiuuci ujl 0.51 n,uiture
for South Carolina, then spoke,
and his speedh was favorably received.
He stressed the importance and value
Werts, is as follows:
He Didn't TYorrk.
Mrs. McCauther?Here is a note saying
that if tjbe bill is not paid, the
gas will be shut off.
Mr. McCauther?Let 'em shut it off.
But what will we do?
Put in electric lights.
But in time iblls for them will come
Oh, well, probably something else
will be invented by that time.?New
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August 10, 1915, and at Prosperity on
August 13, 1915, for the purpose of
registering voters. And at the office
in Newberry on the first Monday In
August, which is the la3t day for reg
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914 and August 1,1915, chey
purchasers, to the extent of f
ive sold over 300,000 Ford
it-sharing checks of $50 each
Die alter August lo, l^lo.
flailed them their profit-sharin
3 do so without delay.
it share with retail purchas
lias been most successful. Th
ilizing the uncertainty of cor
to defer any announcement
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NOTICE TO TBCSTEES.
It is utterly impossible for the
! County Auditor to know the location
and amount of real and personal property
in districts having a special tax,
unless he has ti'ne assistance of the
trustees of the special districts. I
therefore request and urge that all
trustees of special school districts
meet in the Auditor's office at different
times between now and the 15th of
August, 1915, and check over tibe retnrne
ori-ri nlanck fhft amount Of Teal
I'Ui uu WUVk -
and personal property due to be taxed '
in their respective districts.
Eugene S. Werts,
7-2~,td County Auditor.
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