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VOLOfE Lin, XUMBEB :ti. SiEWBEBBI, S. 0, FBIDAY, 01T0BEK 22, 1915. TWICE A WEEE, ?LM A YEAB.
CHARLESTON CORONER'S Jl*RlT
Several Witnesses Tell Jury Tliey Car
jr~- ried Pistols to Committee Meetin?
Because of High Tension.
'* Staff Correspondent Tae State.
Charleston, Oct. 21.?The coroner's
jury in. estigating the death of Sidney
J. Cohen returned the following verdict
at 1:07 o'clock this morning.
"That the said Sidney J. Cohen cams
k to'his death October 15, 1915, at Roper
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calibre pistol shot wound, said pisto]
iaving been fired from vicinity of
doorway between anteroom and executive
committee rcom on the southwest
corner of King ar.d George streets.
Charleston county, by party or parties
unknown to this jury, on October 15,
Henry J. Brown, former ice wagon
t d iver. and Edward R .McDonald, a
f s-ovedore, are held in the county jail
fcr further orders frcn. tlie lolii. They
"v "rearrested Friday by the police,
1: er Brown was accused of murder by
tL-j pclloo and of conspiracy
to commit murder and assault and bat-j
tery with intent to kill.
Charleston, Oct. IS.?After an exam
! inatioii today and tonight of twenty-j
lour witnesses, the coroner's inquest j
into the shooting here last Friday of
Sidney J. Cohen, a n'ewspaper reporter,
in the rooms of the city Democratic
executive\committee, was adjourned
until tomorrow. Testimony tonight!
tended to place the blame for Cohen's
death upon Edward B. McDonald, former
policeman, now held on charges
f of "conspiracy to commit murder, assault
and battery with intent to kill."
Only one witness placed the blame tor
the shooting of Cohen upon McDonald.
Henry J. Brown, another former policeman,
held on charges of murder
in connection with the shooting, fired
the shot that wounded William E. Wingate,
according to Dunn. Wingate was
one of four men wounded at the time
L Cohen was killed.
w "The shot that killed Cohen was
fired at J. A. Black," testified Magis+
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said he was unable to identify the man
who fired this shot. Black is chairman
of the executive committee, which had
to decide the result of the primary
election in which John P. Grace
and Tristriam T. Hyde were seeking
j| the Democratic nomination for mayor.
The meeting was broken up by the
shooting, but later the committee mei
under military guard and declared
Hyde the nominee.
Lunz said that apparently every policeman
in the room had Ms pistol
A Conflicting evidence regarding the
W first shot occurred again. Many wit nopwof
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from the anteroom, while others in.
sisted that it occurred in the committee
Policeman Ho^an's Languinere.
T. Allen Legare, among the last witnesses
tonight, said that he was in the
anteroom when Chief Cantwell called
out something he did not understand
* and that in a few minutes seven or
?ight men came into the anteroom together.
He quoted Policeman Hogan
as telling Chief Cantwell: "All right,
chief; there will be hell when I get
E. A. Cobia, who was in the ante
room, said that Policeman Hogan said: ,
I "I am going to get what I came for or j
^ they will have to carry me in a wag- j
on/' Chief of Police Cantwell and Policeman
Hogan started into the room j
and two shots were fired close toI
gether, he said.
W. D. Herron said that Policeman
Hogan entered tlie room and that fire
flashed from his pistol. . He said Wingate
stepped into the room and fired
| toward the telephone where iCity Chairman
Black was standing.
(Witnesses were pretty well agreel
that policemen were in the room with
their pistols drawn.
Evidence That Cantwell Shot.
Further evidence that Chief of Police
James R. Cantwell fired a pistol in the
room was introduced. Witnesses as|
serted that the policeman's arm was
"knocked up as the weapon went off.
Several witnesses said that every policeman
in the room appeared to have
a pistol ready for action. Severa\
men said they were carrying pistols
because of the tension due to the election
as the result of which Major
Tristram T. Hyde has been declared
the nominee for mayor over J. P.
Grace, the incumbent.
A. Floyd Littlejohn an-d Nolly J.
Sams, reporters for the News and
Courier, and who were in the committee
rccm at the time of the shooting,
were among the witnesses in the morn*
Militia on Guard.
V.'itne;.5is were again confined under
militia guard to rooms on the top floor
of i:ie county courthouse building un
til they were called to testify.
Military and naval militia bodies
again y a trolled a zone about the court
house, searcning every person entering
the building. Some amusement was
caused when Circuit Judge Mendel L.
Smith enteic-d and smilingly submitted
to a search . Xo weapon was found on
DEM' GRACE STORY
sov tfiih \a fnnvpr?fltiAn ovit !
Tt>' liviic as Alleged By
Charleston, Oct. 20.?Xath. B. Barnwell
hands the staff correspondent of
The State a card as follows:
"At the meeting of the city Democratic
executive committee on Saturday,
Mayor Grace made the statement
that he had evidence obtained by intorppntinsr
n tplenhonic conversation
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that Major Hyde had stated to me over
the telephone that Club 2, Ward 10,
must be thrown out at all hazards or
words to that effect (Mr. Grace said
he was giving 'the gist' of it).
''I denied as positively as I could
it the meeting all of the absurd statements
and charges made against me
by Mr. Grace as to my conduct as a
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committeeman, out a great aeai ui
what was said at the meeting was necessarily
omitted from the newspaper
report and an impression seems to
have been made on some who have
simply read the reports that such a
telephonic conversation may have taken
place between us.
"I desire, therefore, to state positively
that no such conversation took
place over the telephone between Major
Hyde and myself, and I wouJd re|
quest that you publish this card so as
J to keep the record straight."
Major T. T. Hyde requests publication
in ^The State of the following:
"I notice in the report of the proceedings
of the meeting of the executive
committee held on Saturday a
charge was made that Mr. X. B. Barnwell
and myself had a conversation
over the telephone in reference to
Club 2, Ward 10, in which I was reported
as- having said to 'Mr. Barnwell
that said box must be thrown out
at all hazards, or words to that effect.
"I deny that any conversation was
had by me with Mr. Barnwell over the
telephone in which I made any such
>ETYS OF EXCELSIOR
A Visit to Siimmerland College?Good
Cheerful and Happy.
Special to The Herald and News.
Excelsior, Oct. 21.?We have had
good rains this week and oat sowing
Mrs. Carrie Hartman is spending a
while with her sister, Mrs. Dominick,
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look happy and cheerful.
Mrs. D. B. Cook attended the burial
of Mr. John Black in Saluda county
The writer, in company with Messrs.
L. S. Long, B. M. D. Livingston and
J. C. Kinard spent a short while at
Sunrmerland college on Sunday. We
drove over in I.Mr. J. iu. Kinaras nice
Ford car, with Mr. Kinard at the
wheel. When we arrived at the college
we were met by the president of
the college, the Rev. P. E. Monroe, and
his good wife, who gave us a warm
welcome and made us feel at home.
Mr. Monroe was very "kind to our party,
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carrying us an un uugu uic uunuiugs,
showing us the different departments
of the building and" also out in the
barnyard, showing us the stock on the
I college grounds. Summerland college
(is a large building, nicely arranged, i
GiER AND LOGAN
FISTICUFF MARKS CORONER'S INVESTIGATION.
Jury Foreman Charges Coaching Wit??
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Clash is Settled.
Staff Correspondence' The State.
Charleston, Oct. 20.?Hardly had todays
session of the Cohen inquest
been convened when a fisticuff occurred
between W. Turner Logan of
counsel for the police department and
.Andrew J. Geer, foreman of the coroner's
jury, as a result of the foreman's
directly charging the attorney with
coaching a witness. James Sotille, in
the session of last evening.
"That is an absolute lie," said Mr.
"Yod can't call me a liar," Foreman
The men advanced toward each other
and' blows had been exchanged hefore
Capt. Meyer, the ranking military
officer present, could intervene. Capt.
Meyer seized Mr. Geer and a sentry
grappled with Mr. Logan. A colloquy
followed and the incident closed when
Mr. Geer said he would accept Mr. Logan's
denial and withdrew the charge.
The foreman said he was sorry if he
had been mistaken in his interpreta~
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the coroner to strike the incident from
the record and requested newspaper
men present not to report it.
Says Witness Was Coached.
James Sotille is president of the Isle
of Palms company and proprietor of
the Charleston hotel. He testified yesterday
regarding incidents of the rioting
in the city Democratic executive
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which came under his observation this
morning. Mr. Geer said he wished to
make a statement. He said that yesterday
he saw with his own eyes an
attoVney deliberately coaching a witness
on the stand with a ?view to drawing
answers favorable to certain parties.
He said he wished to say that
on a repetition of the offense the attorney
or attorneys responsible would
be dealt with according to law in such
cases. Mr. Logan said he thought the
foreman in justice to all the lawyers
present should designate the man to
whom he had reference. Mr. Geer
said he would name the man if the coroner
so instructed him. .Coroner Mansfield
said it was proper the name
should come out.
"The attorney in question is Mr. Logan,"
said Mr. Geer.
After the fisticuff that ensued had
been stopped Mr. Logan insisted that
his witness of yesterday be recalled
to testify regarding the foreman's insinuation.
"That is an imputation I would not
allow any man to make," he said.
He appealed to H. Grimball, acting
solicitor, and Wade Hampton Cobb
solicitor of the Fifth circuit, who is
assisting Mr. Grimball, to say whether
they had seen him coaching witnesses.
Both said they had not.
"Now, Mr. Geer," said Mr. Logan,
"you will answer to me for that. You
wait until we get out of this court
house. That is slander against my
reputation. You have greatly injured
me and I feel it very deeply, sir."
Mr. Logan apologized to the coroner
for making a disturbance.
Grace Takes It Up.
Later Mr. Grace came in and after
he and Mr. Logan had consulted to
gether, Mr. Logan reopened the discussion.
He wished Sotille recalled.
He asked individual members of the
jury if they would not move to have
this done. None replied. Mr. Grace
said such a charge against his partner
was a charge against himself.
and there is no reason why the college
can't do good work. We met a
large number of the student girls,
amongst which was a few of the Prosperity
giris; who were glad to see us
come and sorry to see us leave. Our
nnrtv also snent a short while at
Batesburg and Leesville. Both towns
are clean and neat looking and are
growing. Our last stop was at the
Leesville cemetery, which is nicely
kept. Tiiis is where our dear mother
and brother are sweetly sleeping.
THE -\E>VS OF CHAPPELLS
Death of 3Ir. Andrew Allen?Mr. and
3Irs. Holloway Have Sympathy
Special to The Herald and News.
I Chappells, Oct. 21.?'Mrs. Q. T. Long
spent Saturday in Greenwood.
<A.r. Xeal W. Workman of Newberry
spent the week-end with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Workman.
Mr. and Mrs. Turner of Saluda spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. -Q. T. Long.
Mr. W. E. Spearman spent Sunday
with his parents in Williamston.
Miss Meeta Addison went to Greenwood
Mr. J. M. Keith spent Saturday and
Sunday in Newberry.
'Mr. W. P. Allen went to Greenwood
Monqay on Diisiness.
Mr. B. M. Scurry spent Sunday in
Newberry with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Jno. R. Scurry.
Mr; E. M. Martin spent Monday in
Mr. Archie Smith spent several days
Mrs. A. P. Coleman, Misses Lizzie
Xeal and Janet Boone went to Green-wood
Mr. and Mrs. Shockley were called
to Newberry Sunday on account of the
death of the formers' father.
Mr. Q. B. Jackson of Swansea spent
Sunday and Monday here.
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Miss ^ ictoria iteia leu caiurua^ iui
Atlanta to visit her sister, Mrs. Jewel
Dr. and Mrs. Holloway, Mrs. W. R.
Keith and Mrs. Geo. T. Reid made a
trip to Greenwood in Dr. Holloway's
Mr. W. R. Reid, ?Mdss Josie and -Willie
spent Friday and Saturday in town
Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Dominick spent
Sunday in Grenwood.
Mr. Andrew Allen died Saturday
a n'Of. Qnnrlor noor
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Honea Path. He leaves a widow and
four children, who have the deepest
sympathy of their many friends.
Mr. H. T. Cromley speAt Sunday with
his parents in Zora section.
Little Addie Holloway, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Holloway, died
Thursday and was buried at Saluda
Baptist cemetery Friday afternoon. Mr.
and Mrs. Holloway have the sincerest
sympathy their many friends in the
loss of their little daughter.
Miss Langfard Has Many Friends.
The friencfs^of Miss Reba Langford,
an exceedingly popular young lady of
the city, have begun an active campaign
in behalf of (Miss Langford, who
is one of the attractive candidates in
the Columbia chamber of commerce
harvest jubilee beauty contest, which
is to be decided by the popular 'vote
of the people holding coupons clipped
from the various leading dailies and
weeklies of the State. Miss Langford
is assured that she will receive a landslide
in Spartanburg and in Newberry,
her former home county. With the
combined vote of these as a basis, her
friends feel confident of greatest sue
cess. It appears that Miss Langford
is presented as a candidate from Newberry
county and that Spartanburg
county has not offered a candidate.
Splendid cuts of all the young ladies
in the "running" for this high honor
are carried in today's Journal.- They
will also appear in tomorrow's Heralcl.
Accompanying the supplement will be
a rounon to be counted as^VlOO votes.
These are to be clipped, properly filled
out and sent to the Beauty Contest
committee, Chamber of Commerce, Columbia.
Miss Langford, the Spartanburg
candidate, will probably have a
central station to receive the coupon?
which will later be sent in bulk to Columbia.
This would save individual
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The young lady receiving the greatest
number of votes "will be crowned
queen of the Harvest Jubilee, to be
celebrated in Columbia at the time of
tb.e State fair.?Spartanburg Journal.
Death of Infant.
Julius Earle, infant son of Mr. and
Mrs. Oscar Graham, died Saturday
near the Rutherford school house, at
the a?e of 10 months and 5 days, and
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ham burying ground, by Rev. S. C.
"Pa, what is scientific salemanship?"
"Selling a dress suit to a man who
went in?o the store to buy a celluloid
collar."?Detroit Free Press.
PEACE TALK INJGERMANY
WHILE GREAT WAR RAGES
OFFICIAL PREDICTS END BY BRITISH
CONCESSIONS IN SPRING.
Behind Official Curtains Whispers of
Settlement Come Into Being?Fail
lire in Dardanelles Factor.
Berlin, Oct. 18.?((Correspondence of
the Associated Press.)?"By spring we
probably snail have peace." This remark
by one of the most prominent
state officials to the Associate Press
correspondent may be taken as indicative
of the view on the probable du
ration 01 tne war neia in viermau gyvernment
quarters, at any rate in certain
influential circles of the government.
The person quoted occupies a
position which lends weight in his
opinion on this subject and the remarkwas
made incidentally during a discussion
of certain future possibilities
in the Balkan situation.
Pressed to give a reason for the
opinion, the official said that he based
his expectations largely on "the sound
business sense of the British," which
would lead them to move for peace
as soon as they saw nothing was to
he srained bv continuing the war.
"We now hold in the West," he continued,
"a strong fortified line inclosing
a great enclosure of French and
Belgian territory. We soon shall have a
similar line fortified in the East. Behind
the two lines we sit tight and
defy all efforts of our enemies to break
Looks For Yielding*.
"I have much confidence in the business
sense of the British and think
that when once they have found the
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Dardanelles ran not. be forced this will
lead them to take steps in the direction
The correspondent suggested that*
business men usually are unwilling to
make a contract wherein all the advantages
of conditions are on the
other side and that it was customary
in business circles to have some definite
idea of terms before sitting down
to draw up a contract. He asked
whether this "business" would not be
facilitated if the opponents had some
definite information as to the maximum
terms on which Germany would
be ready to discuss peace conditions.
The official replied that for Germany
to make a statement at this time as
to the peace terms might be construed
as a confession of weakness, and he
preferred to await overtures from the
. Since the conversation the Associated
Press corrspondent has heard
similar remarks from other officials.
The vigor with which the various poplitical
groups and big industrial and
commercial and agricultural organizations
are pursuing the discussion of
tabooed topics of the "aims or xne,
war," which, although public discus- j
sion of it in the press is forbidden, is
the asborbing topic in German society,
indicates, too, that the government is j
giving serious considerations to the
subject of peace.
Behind the Curtain.
This discussion and the oracular ut- j
Frances of Dr. Karl Helfferich, secretary
of the German imperial treasury;
Sir Edward Grey, British foreign secretary,
and other important personM
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ages on possiDie anu mipva-oiuic auditions
of peace give color to the supposition
that something may be going
on behind the curtain. Such "soundking
out," if undertaken at the instance
of persons in authority, undoubtedly
has been done informally,
and in such a manner as to permit of
a disavowal should circumstances require.
No statement whatever as to Ger ?
many's peace conaiuou can ut? \jutained
nor is it even certain the government
has reached any formal decision
as to the extent of "guarantees"
for the future security of Genmany
to which the emperor and the
chancellor have referred repeatedly in
public utterances. Should it be permitted,
however, to hazard a guess,
based solely on personal observation
and on education and remarks from
time to time in official circles, the Associated
Press correspondent would
say Germany's terms at present ic
view include neitner tne aosurputm v:
Belgoura nor other wholesale annextticns
of an extent demanded by thf
"blue sky" enthusiasts who seem ben'
on adding to Germany virtually every
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O. E. Hardy Died Tuesday.
George E. Hardy, for 28 years a
guard and corporal at the State penitentiary,
died Tuesday morning at 3
o'clock, following a long illness. Mr.
Hardy was 68 years of age, the son
of the late WmT E. and Katherine M.
In 1886 Mr. Hardy entered the service
at the penitentiary and had mads
a faithful guard and officer. An official
at the penitentiary paid a high
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He was a mail of fine parts and because
of his humane treatment of the
prisoners had become their friend during
his long service at the penitentiary.
He will be missed by both prisoners
Mr. Hardy was not a married man.
T'he only near relative surviving him
is his brother, W. D. Hardy of Newberry.
He leaves a large family connection,
being related to the Frost
family of Columbia and to the Hardy
The funeral services and interment
will be held at Shelton, Fairfield
county, Wednesday.?Columbia Rectal
fhinp- nrvw oor.unied bv German armies.
Tie cardinal point in the desire of
official (Germany, .if the assumptions,
are correct, is a large indemnity. This
t is demanded no? only to compensate
' Germany for the steadily growing war
costs, but to provide a "guarantee"
against future attacks. The usual reply
to arguments that exhausted nations
probably would fee unable to raise
ihe hus sums in question is that they
need only cease paying out the billions
spent annually on armaments or reduce
such payment to finance the required
The second cardinal points is the
restoration of Germany's colonial empire
in undiminished form, with certain
additions, presumably at the expense
of Belgium. That nation would
be permitted to retain its independence
and territories, with the exception of
the Meuse line of fortresses. The demand
for annexation of a strip of territory
down to the coast line has been
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of the government's program. Even
naval experts are no longer agreed on
the necessity or advisability of obtaining
the much discussed naval base on
the English channel. ,
France is looked to to provide a
large part of the -expected indemnity.
Territorial demands against Franc#
apparently are confined to rectifications
of the frontier for strategic rea
In the East the situation is less
clear. Earlier in the war the government
apparently did net contemplate
or even desire accessions of
territory at Russia's expense, beyond
a possible change of the frontier for
strategic reason's. It was felt that retention
of Russian Poland by Russia
would present certain advantages from
the viewpoint of German internal policies
The steady chain of victories
and the insistence of Austria proaucea
a change, however. Chancellor von
Bethmann Hollweg in his Augu'st
speech indicated clearly the determination
to deprive Russia of a portion of
ler territory, to be administered jointly
by Germany and Austria-Hungary.