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VOL. xMx_ __ NANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 191 NO.27
Representative Wil!is Deds Himself
Against the Attack ef
GOYERNOR C. L. BLEASE
He Says That the Governor is on
Good Terms With Big Eailroad Of
ficials, and That is How He Got
Contradictions to Certanu Afiida
vits From Railroad Employees.
Rising to a question or personal
privilege just before the adjournment
o the morning *essi6n of the house
Thursday J. Archie Willis, the youth
ful representative from Laurens
county, delivered a dignified address
in defense of his reputation as for
mer proprietor and editor df the Bel
ton Times, which tne governor of
south Carolina attacked in his spec
ial veto message to the house on
the libel act Wednes day.
Here Is what Governor Blease said
in his message about -Mr. Willis and
the Belton incident.
"Also the story that the governor
ot the state had insulted a young
lady at Belton. wnen the girl her
self came out in an open letter and
stated that she had not been insult
od, the newspapers which had pub
lished the dirty infamous lie were
funished with copies of the letter
from the young lAy denyiug the
lie, but refused to publish it, and
the liar who originated the lie him
self was too dirty and contemptible
tv correct the malicious lie th.at his
pen had given circulation to."
Here is Mr. Willis' reply to the
charge of Governor Blease:
"Mr. Speaker: I rise to a question
of personal privilege, and despite the
fact that I hold in my hand a letter
from the 'Black Hand of South Caro
lina.' as the writer or writers are
pleased to term themselves, warning
me that if I again pay my respects to
the governor of South Carolina, I
shall be killed in short order, I want
to take this opportunity of detending
myself against the uncalled for at
tact of his excellency in a special
.iessage yesterday, when he took
occasion to call me a liar, to which
was added certain adjectives pecul
laxly all the goverror's own.
"South Carolina is calling today
for some one' to speak out in defense
of her fair name, and protest against
the unparalleled degradation that is
being heaped upon her by the man
who occupies the chief executive's
office, ind, cost me what it may, I
am here to answer that call. And I
thank God that it is to you that I am
t0 have the privilege of appealing.
"Before I go further, however, I
want to settle the matter of the
ticket incident at Eelton. The gov
ernor has made the charge to you 1
that I lied when I published the ac
oount of his alleged incivility to the
young lady ticket agent, and he has
produced a letter signed by her,
which, on the face of it, seems to
substantiate his claim. WThen once
you understand how he secured the
letter, though, you will understandI
a little better the cowardly, under
hand methods to which the governor
will resort, when occasion demands.
"Governor Blease. for reasons of
which you are doaibtless aware, is
the pet of certain officials of the
Southern railway; at a banquet In
Neivberry on December 20, 1910.
the governor made the statement
that- because of SupL. Henry A. Wil
liams' friendship ior him, the South
ern road would have warm friends
in' the governor's office for the next
two years. Not. content with his
assurances of friendship, however,
after he had assumed his duties a~s
governor, B. L. Abney, the South
ern's division counsel for South Car
olina, took up his residence at the
"Are you then surprised that
when the governor, in an unguard
ed moment, forgot his alleged usual
courteous manner arnd treated a lady
ticket seller discourteously, that
when the public was acquainted of
the fact, which was substantiated by1
affidavit from the young lady, and by
one from one of the best known cit-:
izens of upper South Carolina, a man
who was a disinterested onlooker,
that the Southern road should feel
it its duty to take care of its own.
"Heniry A. Williams, Blease's
warm Lriend, and division superin
tendent of the S& uthern railway.
fcced the young lady ticket seller to
wite the letter which the governor
snt out yesterday, and when asked
why she had written the letter, with
tears in her eyes. she cried, 'Oh, I.
had to do it. The secount published
was true. but I had to write the let
ter.' Then the af~icavit that W. F.
Harper. of Belton, is represented as
having given voluntarily, was made
out and signed in the Southern rail-I
way's ofice here in Columibia, and
was taken by JT. P. Darby, a notary
ublic, who worhs as chief clerk for
the roadmaster of Henry Willinms'1
"Gentlemen. the governor treated
the young lady ticket seller at TBel
ton exactly as be was represented
with having done, and I submit to
you, in the form of sworn afildavms.
proof of same:
"'To whom it mar concern: This!
is to certify that th a account of Gov'
ernorBlease's conduct in the South
ern railway station at Beiton Satur
ay, July 29. whic~h the BelThon
Times published Friday mnorning.
August 4, wa~s a true account .of
(Signed) 'Miss Mary L. Rogors.
"'Sworn to and subscribed to be
fore me this the 8th day of August.
"'John A. Horton.
"'Notary Public South Grolinla.
"'Witness. .1. 0. Metr1ith.
" 'Peizer, S. C.. Auguist 8, 1911.
"'The controversy between Gov.
oe -r Blease and Miss Rogers, as
SOME FOREIGN NEWS
STEAMFER SINKS AND 3MANY PER
SONS ON HER DROWN.
Moros and American Soldiers Have
a Battle and Twenty-Six of the
Former Are Killed.
A cable message from Bucharest,
R-oumania, tells of an awful marine
disaster in which nearly two hun
dred people lost their lives.
The report is that the Russian
steamer Russ had foundered during
a gale in the Black Sea, with tne
whole of her passengers and crew,
totalling 172 persons.
The Russ belongs to the Russian
Steam Navigation Company, of the
Black Sea and the Danube and was
steaming from Galatz to Odessa.
Among her passengers were Carl
An-uzeff, who recently was appolntear
Russian consul general at Galatz
and his family.
The Moros Wiped Out.
A cable message from Manila says
twenty-six Moros wcre killed Thurs
cay while they were attempting to
ambush a body of American troops
on the Island of Jolo. . In the course
of the fghting Lieut. McGee. of the
Second cavalry, was shot twice and
one American soldier was wounded.
Big. Gen. John J. Pershing, com
mander of the department of Min
danao, in the-course of conversation,
declared that he believed this fght
would mark the enc of the Moros'
armed opposition to American rule
in the Island of Jelo and more es
pecially so in regard to the resist
mnce against the order for generar
disarmament of the natives. The
band of Moros, who lay in ambush
for the American troops on this oc
casion comprised, be said, the last
f the remaining malcontents.
SAYS HER COOK TIm,
Woman Charged With Murder Mckes
a Scene in Court.
At Chicago Mrs. Rene Morrow,
:ub woman and writer, Wednesday
beard herself denounced in municipal
ourt as the murderer of her hus
band, Charles B. Morrow, an invent
>r, and in addition heard a witness
,ell of alleged efforts on the part of
he woman to concoal the crime. Dur
ng the testimony of Mrs. Katherine
Scanlon, cook in the Morrow home,
ldrs. Morrow rose and screamed at
:he witness: "Oh, you liar, you-."
he was compelled by the court to
ubside. The hearing was ad
DENIES A SILLY STORY.
Nov. Harmon Nail Report About,
That Bryan Letter.
At Columbus, Ohio, Gov. Harmon
~Vednesday denied printed statements
:hat during Mr. Bryan's last cam
aign a young daughter of Gov. Har
non wrote to a girl friend in Texas:
'Papa' hoped for Mr Bryan s defeat
ecause it would make his own pres
dential prospects brighter." The
~overnor said: "My three daughters
11l married and left home long be
lore the 1908 campaign. This story
'ould make me both a liar and a
1ypocrite, and with all my zaults I
ae never been eithr.
PECULLAR DEATH OF BABY.
Thoked to Death by Nipple From
The 2-months-old son of Mr. and
frs. J. L. Pruitt, of Greenville, met
eath in a most unusual manner ear
.y Thursday afternoon, when the nip
le of a milk bottle, from which it
as feeding, slipped so far down its
hroat as to choke it. It seems that
:he child was placed in its crib by
its mother and the nursing bottle
neined on the pillow by its head.
'he ipple was placed in the baby's
nouth, and in this r.anner the moth
er left it for a short while.- Return
iIg, she discovered her baby dead,
the nipple of the bottle having
slipped far down its tiny throat.
NEGRO ADMITS CRIE.
And Implicates a White Man in the1
At Shelby, N. C., John Ross, one
of a trio of negroes charged with the
rurder of Mr. and Mrs. John Dixon
f Cleveland countyr on December 13t.
Wednesday confessed to the crime,
miicaing Frank Gladlden,. a white
man, who was employed on the Dixon
farm. Ross declares Gldden gave
him $100 to kill Dixon, while Glad
rlen simutaneously killed Mrs. Dixon.
Robbery was tho mctive. Foss was
sentenced Thursday and the court at
nce took up the case of Gladden.
orinted in the Belton Times, is cor
rect. As I was presen! trytng to get
a ticket for the train going to
Greenville, and heard the conversa
tion. Would not have known the
m~an if he had not said, 'I am CoM~
Blease, governor of South Carolina,
(Signed) " '.Ths. M. Alexander.
"Sworn to be:'ere me this, the
Sh day of August. Ifi1.
"-Notary Pu'blic fo South Carolina."
Appended to liense's special veto
message was a lc:ter adrse to
IT. A. Williamns, division seen
tondet of the So:thern raftar
from Miss 'Mary L. Rogers of ITiton,
saying that the governor had not in
suited her. Mr. Wiiiis dcla>'s that
she was forced to write ties 'etter.
What the Weather Bu~reau Says.
The weather foreCast for today in
outh Carolina as redictd by th
weather butreit says "fair, colder.
with a cold wave. moderate to brisk
AVWAY TO WI
Demodcatic Leaders Get Together at the
Jackson Day Banquet
BRY MAKES A SPEECH
He Pre ches Harmony and Predicts
a Gre$t Victory for the Democracy
in thi Approaching Presidential
Electik, Which is Most Enthusias
Democratic leaders of the country
at the Jatkson day dinner at Wash
ington of Monday urged their fol
lowers t4 stop fighting each other
and assal the common enemy, the
Republicah party, with a united
front. Go+. Woodrow Wilson of New
Jersey, Sjeaker Champ Clark, Wil
liam JenIngs Bryan, William Ran
dolph Hearst, Jos. W. Folk and oth
er Demuociatic chieftains, who have
differed in the paist, joined in a
unanimous-plea for harmony in 1912
and predicted that political victory
It was' * tumnltuous dinner, in
which the grospective candidates for
the presidential nomination sharea
the honors of the occasion. Gov.
Wilson, who spoke earnestly on the
issues of the day, was given a tre
mendous oration. When he said it
was the dity of the Democrats in
consideration of the trust problem to
"hit the head; that we see and see
that our shillelahz arr of good hick
ory," the "Vanqueters almost raised
the roof. t
When WIlliam Randolph Hearst
said that hq would use every "power
and resource" in his power to bring
about a Denjocratic victory and char
acterized Theodore Roosevelt as a
"harlequin . ilitics" there was an
other explosive outburst.
But whei Champ Clark, the
speaker of the house, called attention
to the harnionious action of the
Democratic 'Iajority in the lower
ouse of condess and the results they
had achieve4 and set it up as an
example for the party to follow, the
climax of thI D:mocratic optimism
of the occasioa was reached.
When Mr. Bryan, who spoke last,;
predicted a revolution of political
action at thf polls next November
and appealediwithout any suggestion
a to who sould 'be the standard
bearer for a! united Democracy he
was given a Telcome that rivaled the
ovations of his early campaigns for
Woodrow 'Wilson was received
when he ardse to speak with pro
onged cheeri4 He discussed the tar
iff and othe issues, but his refer
ence to the chrrency question awak
ened the greitest interest.
Judge Alten -B. Parker was the
first speaker to make direct refer
nce by name to Former President
He called the assault on the trusts
'a cheat and nasty fraud.'"
"The statement of Roosevelt that
the trust law was impotent was un
true, and you lawyers know that,"j
he said. "I charge now-and when
the opportunity is presented andI
am asked for facts and figures 1 will
prove it-that all of his tirade
gainst the law, the courts and the
tates was to attract attention away
from the truth and that every bit of
:he responsib~iity for the conditions
today rests upon the Republican par
Gov. Folk of Missouri who fol
towed Judge Parker, declared that
"the Democratic party never had aI
better opportunity for public service
than now." -
'Mr. Bryan, who spoke last, dis
ussed "The Passing Plutocracy."
Nothing that he said awoke so
much applause as his poetic periora
tion quotedf from Byron. This is
what Mr. Brean said:
The dead lhave been .awakened
The world's at war with tyrants
shall I crouch ?
The harvest'~s ripe-and shall I pause
"I slumber not-the thorn is in my
Each day a trumpet soundetlh in my
Its echo in m'y hear'"
Referring to political affairs. Mr.
ryan characterized the movement
for popular election of senators as
he greatesi: national reform of the
genrationl and he urged elimination
of the partiisan issue that has been
injected into the controversy on that
)oint, asserting that neithe- of the
great par.ties could hope to win a
cntitution-il victory unaided.
Mr. Bryan begged Democrats and
Republicans to' agres upon a wording
of the resolutions providing for such
popular election which will purge the
issue of partisanship.. He indorsed
the direct primary and urged its ap
t'iication to national elections In ev
cry state in the Union.
"I congratulate the Democratic
congress." said Mr. Bryan. "on the
record it is making. It is earning the
cornfence of the nation. In the mat
ter of the tariff the country is rapidily
ap~roahing the Democratic position.
:d while there are individual oppo
nets as to scheduies there can be no
dfferenres of opinions among Demo
-ri as to the subhstantial advantagtes
to '' '"uredf~ to the peoale by the re
dctioni tat are bemng attempted."
Senin of the future work of
PoressC Mr. Btryan made a plea ror
-e immedi1ate declaration of the na
n'prpse~ on the Philipplire ques
n. -nit 1oring to the Democratic plat
rmor 'roaise of independence.
I, speking of the aproacenhg
eng s one giving premise '
et-ry to the Democratic party. Mr.
rys-, warn'ed his bearers "'that at
s time when the whole country !s
wih procrersive sentimnopt i.
o Armnal folly for our party toI
AB1J3S1 TiE EiMJS
BLEASE DENOUNCES THIIEM AS A
SET OF DIRTY LIARS.
His Slush Gun Was in Splendid
Workiing Order and He Slimes
Them All Over.
In a special message to the Gen
eral Assembly Wednesday a tcipa
nying his veto of - Lill passed at the
last session of the Legislatura per
mitting newspapers in case of libel
suits to plead in muigatioa of dam
ages the fact that cor:::cIon cf the
libel complained of had been made,
Governor Blease bitterly assa.iled the
press of South Carolina, and was es
pecially ferocious in his assaults
upon the Columbia State and its edi
tor, although he branded the whole
tribe of newspaper men in this State
as a dirty set of liars.
The Columbia correspondent of
The News and Courier says the mes
sage with exhibits attached covers
fifteen typewritten pages. The word
"lie" appears some 33 times, "liar"
S times, and intermixed at frequent
intervals are such choice epithets as
"falsehood," "vituperation," "slan
der," "scurrilous attacks," "dirty,"
"cowardly," "assassin-like," "slime,"
"infamous," "blackguard," "low
down," "unscrupulous," "malieious"
The Governor recites a long list
of stories which he says have been
printed about him ii, one newspaper
or'another during the last year, such,
for example, as the Winthrop College
matter, the incident of the alleged
insult to a young lady of his being
drunk and stopping at a "blind tiger"
on the way to his inauguration, the
Langdon .Cheves story, the alleged
caning of a negro in C.oveland, the
liquor constable who was accused of
selling liquor, and particular the
matter of the Cromer story published
by the Columbia State on the eve of
the second primary in the campaign
of 1910. All of these he pronounces
"There are many other infamous
and dirty lies that - could call your
attention to," says the message, "but
these, I feel, are sufficient to show
you that these dirty editors, assassin
ike, strike their victim in the dark
and from behind, and then, when
seen on the streets, dodge, to keep
from meeting the man whom they
have lied about; and, of course, he
who is thus insulted, cannot go into
the oiice and shoot the dirty editor,
for your Courts hold that no words
will justify a blow, and here you
wish to allow a man to publish a lie
and have seven days in which to eool
off and apologize for it, after all the
injury has been done and when they
cannot require or have all parti~s
who read the lie, to read the apology;
hence, the injury is done and cannot
be remedied by apology; yet, if a
man shoots another in sudden heat
and passion, after reading one of the
dirty slanders, your beloved and
highly learned Courts say that it is
'manslaughter,' or possibly, as no
words justify a blow, 'it is murder.' "
The shooting of Mr. N. G. Gonzales
by Lieutenant Governor Tillman is
referred to, although no names are
called, and the Governor paints a pic
ture of the prisoner, following a ver
dict of not guilty, ' leaving the Court
House with the endorsement of the
law of his State as having done well
for himself, his family and his fel
Reference is made to a "newspaper
trust" embracing the Charlotte Ob
server, the Columbia State and vari
ous up-country daibes; some of the
statements made by Governor Blease
being unprintable by The News and
Courier under the decisions of South
WOITLD ABOLISH HANGING.
Electrocution as Method of Inflicting
A bill to provide for imposing the
death penalty by electrocution within
the State penitentiary was introduced
in the senate Wednesday by W. .T
Johnson, senator frem Fairileld, and
referred to the committee on judici
ary. The bill provides that all per
sons convicted of capital crimes and
'aviig imposed upon them the sen
tence of death shall suffer such pen
alty by electrocution within the walls
of the State penitentiary at Columbia,
instead of by hanging.
show cowardice in the face of thle
powerful enemy which is drawn up
in battle before us."
"As much as we may he interested
in the tariff question," he continued,
"we must not ignore the mcnace of
the trusts. While they hold the hills
above us with their heav7eartillery
we can not hope to fight successfully
within the range of their guns. The
Democratic party must meet imme
diatly and boldly the issue presented
by the supreme court in the Standard
Oil and Tobacco cases. The pec ple
will not trust a party that lack the
courage to challenge every public
Mother IEilled. Babie Safe.
Walking along the trackds of the
Re'adiig Railroad at Itustleton, Pa.
ra, with her eightdeni-months-old
' d in her arms, Mrs. Polta Prifolia,
so vers old, was struck by a train
cI illed almost instantly. The
Qd was torn from her arms and
trged into a field, but except for a
f: sl1g t bruises was uninjured.
To Work for Parrin IUnard.
Th'e 9tste says the State board of
pardo"s met and adjourned beenuse
there was no work. Thr- lar requires
that the hoard me~et ever:y three
cets When the governor assumc
ome e snno'meced that h.e would
dispne with the board. Since then
ri easr' have been submitied for
.n ma n~n to the board.
HUGE COTTON CROP
OTER FOURTEEN MILLION BALES
OF COTTON GINNED.
Three Million Bales More Than Was
Ginned for the Same Ieriod Last
The census bureau's eighth cotton
ginning report of the season, Issued
at 10 a. m. Tuesday and showing the
number of running bales, counting
round as half bales, of cottoi of the
growth of 1911, ginned prior to Jan
uary 1, with comparative statistics
for last year and other years, is as
United States, 14,332,756 bales, g
compared with 11,084,515 bales last
year, when 95.8 per cent. or tne en
tire crop was ginned prior to Jan
uary 1; 12;465,298 bales Ia 1908, t
when 95.3 per cent. was gnnee, and h
11,741,039 bales in 1306, wkex 90.4 a
per cent was ginned. .
Ginning by States, with compara
tive statistics and the percentage of
the entire erop ginned prior tf Jan
uary 1,in other record years, follows:
Bales. P. C.
1911.. .......1,621,843 .
1910-. . ..1,162,723 97.5 0
1908... .., .. ....1,302,338 97.8 V
1906..: ,.. . .-,190,062 95.9 &
1911 -.; - 785,495 -.-..A
1910..: . .. 724,100 g0.- ra
1908..,.e ...4 ., 910,423 91.4 S
1906 . .., .,. 731,547 31.8 h
1911..-.... .. .....86,435 ... g
1910.... ... .. 63,105 93.9 h
190:.. -... .. ,, 66,853 94.7 n
1906..... ... 59,011 96.0 si
1911.. . .-...2,623,604 --... b
1910.. .. .. ..1,762.070 97.2 e:
190S.. ......1,9* ~83 27.7 T
19061.......1,5.. 2 96.3 1
1 ..1.. .0 ... .. 353,409 ..... n
1910..... .....240,170 97.3
108.... .. 453,21a 97.1 B
1906.... . .. 836,459 87.5 tj
1911.. .. . 1,047,508 - -- ho
1910.4 ,.. ... .1,131,562 98.4 a
1908...;,. ....1,522,160 93. 9 SE
1906.. ......1,289,294 86.9 it
North Carolin. b(
1911-. ... 975,809 M- m
1910..- .e . . 702,150 93.2 di
1908......... 647,505 94.7
196.. .....6...71,628 93.5
1911.. . .. 903,562 .....
1910.. .. . .. 95,926 97.4 .
199 .. - . ,,. 695,010 84.9
1906.. .. .. --.. 701,814 80.5
South Carelina. 1
..1,14,003 95.3 G
1908., . .. . 1,176,220 96.7
1906... ... .. .. 88,77 95.2 P
1911 . . 280,949 si
1910.. ... .......289,299 90.1 a:
1908... ..... . 317,010 94.9 h.
1906 ..*.-. 241,888 82.5
1910 .... ..2,888,393 - 97.9 0.
1908.. ...... ..3,486,007 96.1 tl
1906.. .... ...,626,117 91.6 C(
1910'...........71,009 83.7 t~
1908..........67.77'7 92.7 S
1906..- ..- .-- .-. 52,710 77.2 t(
JEFF D)AVIS AND ABE LINCOLN.t
Kentucky May Put Them in the Na-C
tional Hall of Fame. St
Dispatches from Washington and a
from Kentucky's state capital-- a
Frankfort-say the state legislature g
soon will have under formal consid
eration a bill proviamng that the Blue it
Grass commonwealth place in the
Hall of Fame at Washington statues i
of Lincoln and Jefferson Davis. .
Kentucky, with its long list of d
notable men, has no representatiVe s
figure in statuary hall. It is pointed a
out that inesmuch as the Blue Grasst
state was the birthplace of the two
great leaders of the civil war, it
could with propriety place statues of c;
both Lincoln and Davis in the Hall
Another thing that authors of the
idea have in mind is a test of na- a
tional sentiment. They say it is de- t
cared on all sides that bitterness
and rancor growing out of the inter
state struggle has disappeared. If
this is so, the statue promoters point
ot there will be no opposition to the t
possibility of Kentucky's placing
statues of its two great dissenting ~
sons side by side in the Hall of Fame. ~
This would symbolize more than
ny other thing, it is declares, the d
disappearance of the old "war spir
it." The Kentucky legislature Is nowa
in session and may act upon the .
statue proposal within a month.
Train Stalled in Snow. e
A passenger train' was stalled in a
snow drifts near Saugatuck, Mich.' t
all day Wednesday and shut out. h
Water gave out, Vues were practi
ca]ly extinguished and with lack of
food there was considerable suffer
ing before the release was effected.
League With Robbers. j
Arthur Shelly, employed as a 1
watchman by a detective agency in
Sacramento. Cal., has confessed top
being In league with robbers. He c
was admitted to a share of the spoils t<
Ifor hi's share of the work.
Twins Marry Twins.
Twin brothers married twin sis- T
ters at Longdale, Okla., and a few.:
lours after the riouble wedding twin
boys were born to the parents of the
Seven Buirned to TDeath.
At New York sew li-3. it is be
leved, were lost in a fire. which
teda three-story frame buildings
on Bnae avenue. l
PASS OVER ViO
tate Senate Waats the State Dispensary
EQUEST OF GOVERNOR
kiter Recommending That the Bill
Be Passed, Blease Changed His
Mind When It 1 as Passed by the
Legislature, and Instead of Sign
ing Vetoed the Bl.
'The act providing for the Investi
ation of the goverr or, the attorney
eneral and the winding-up commis
[on of the old State dispensary, that
be governor vetoed, was passed over
is veto in the senate Wednesday Dy
vote of 36 to 3, and was sent to tne
ouse for further consideration.
'here was much acrimonious and
a.ustic debate on what one senator
rmed "a slap in the face of every
tember on the floor of the senate."
H. B. Carlisle, senator from Spar
mnburg county, o;ened the debate
a the bill. He said that the bill
as introduced at the instance of the
overnor to take the stain off tte
baracter of those whom he accused.
.fter its passage, the governor saw
t to veto it. He said that W. H.
tewart, senator from York county,
ad informed him taat a certain sec
on of the bill was obnoxious to the
overnor and if thl was eradicated
a would sign it. This was elimi
ated,.but notwithstanding this as
irance the bill was vetoed.
Robert Lide, senator from Orange
urg, doubted that there was- a pres
at necessity for an investigation.
he dispensary has long held the po
tical limelight in this State, and he
)r one would like to see i. elimi
Niels Christensen, senator from
eaufort, said that the members of
Le winding-up commission stood un
r the stigma of an accusation, and
thought that they ~should be given
chance to pass from under it. The
,nate would not be just to itself if
did not give these men a chance to
investigated. He said that these
en were conscientious In that they
d their duty as they saw it.
W. J. Montgomery, senator from
arion, said' that the charges pre
rred by the governor stand, and
at they should either be proved o:
sproved. Until then the winding
, commission will stand with a stain
i their characters.
W. L. Mauldin, senator from
renville, did not want to enter the
,erm-laden atmosphere" of the dis
mnsary, but the charges are such
tat no honest man would want to
and under them. It would be cow
'dly for the senate to refuse them a
LeGrand G. Walker, senator fro~n
eorgetown, said that the members
tre senate are the representatives
the people of .the State, and that
Le appointees on the investigating
~mmittee are the servants of the
nate. Shall they let the impression
and that they and the president of
te senate know not what they do?
1all it be said that the senate dared
appoint a "whitewash body?" The
nate must give these men a chance
Macbeth Young, senator fri..m 'Un
n, said that the men who are ac
ised by the chief executive of the
ate are honorable men, men who
tn not rest under the charges asi
'e preferred. They should be given
chance to clear themselves. The
>vernor demanded that the bill be
Issed, and when it was he vetoed
The message sent by the governor
a slap in the face of every senator
i the floor of the senate, Mr. Young
eclared. In the parlance of tnle
reet the governor of the State has
good as said that the president of
te senate and the lieutenant gov
-nor of the State had given him a
:old deck" and had "stacked" the
trds against him. His appointees
-e honorable men, yet he claimed
Lat they would be biased. It is
cumbent on the senate to give him
fair trial. Sores must be opened
let out the fetid matter.
F. H. Weston, senator from Rich
.nd, reading the message of C. L.
lease. governor of South Carolina,
Lid that the senate could rot sus
in its self-respect if it sustained the
avernor in this measure. He de
red, as a member of the senate, to
1pport the governor in every way
,ssible if he could conscientiously
s so. But in this case it is impos
ble. The' charges made are grave
ad must be either proved or me
Louis Appelt, senator from Clar
adon. said that he had written sev
cal editorials outliniing his position
gainst Blease, and that he then said
Lat if Blease could, in any way, show
is reasons for vetoing this bill, and
they were well-grounded he would
After the debate, on motion of
enator Carlisle, the bill was put to
vote to be passed over the gover
or's veto, the result being as foi
Yeas--J. D. Ac"cerman. Lou.is Ar
elt. Geo. D. PDates, ,;'. B. Blai'k. H .T1.
>n, T. G. Croft, D. 31. Crso. E. C.
pps. J. M. ForresMt. F. R. CGirri. 3.
Green. W. S. Hall, P. TL. Hfardln,
~. JT. Jrh ron. A"in Johnskone, G. K.
aney, L. M. T~~n Robert Lidle, ..
. Men g, J. Moore Mars, W. ..
rt a nw. .T. Monitgomery. St. Clair
etr.fPs, T. H. Rainsford. Huger
~n~er. 11 A. Spivey, G. M. Stuckey.
. W. Sullivan, S. 3. Summers, Le
rarnd C. Walker, C. A. C. Waller. F.
r. Weston. 3. H. Wharton, Macbeth
Nays-J. R. Earle, W. R. Hougnt.
PASS BILL OVER YEu
HOUSE REFUSES TO SUSTAI TB3
Takes Up Spartanburg Rural Police
Bill and Passes It in Spite of it.
In the House on Wednesday the
act providing for ru*al police in Spar
tanburg county was passed over tne
governor's veto by a vote of S9 t(
24,'after a concise explanation of thi
act by Mr. Osborne, of Spartanburg,
At 12:05 I-r. Osborne moved thai
the house take up the veto message
on the appointment of rural police ir
Spartanburg county together with re
port of the judiciary committee.
Mr. Osborne read the special vetc
message of the governor applying tc
the act. Then he took up the .r
jections raised by the governor. Iz
regard to the section of the act relat
ing the power of arrest, which the
governor's message declared was z
clear violation of the constitution
Mr. Osborne said that the power con
ferred was not excessive nor uncoui
stitutional and cited a hypothetial
case to prove it. He explained thai
the act simply appointed a set of
Mr. Osborne read portions of acts
providing for rural police. in Green
wood, Barnwell, Florence, Abbeville,
and Charleston, which Gov. Blease
appointed last year, showing theIr
similarity to the Spartanburg act
which he vetoed. "His excellency,'
said Mr. Osborne, "seems to have
suddenly awakened to the unconstitu
tionality of the act in regard to Spar
The constitution, said Mr. Osborne,
did not intend to pievent the appre
hension of criminals. 'Mr. Osborne
said that, there was nothing in the
bill which would give the policemen
the right to swear out a warrant and
serve It, which was one reason for
his veto which the governor gave. As
to the necessity for the rural police
men, Mr. Osborne said that protec
tion was needed for the people living
in the rural districts of Spartazburg
The vote on the passage of the act
was taken just before house ad
journed. The vote was 89 in favor
of passing the act and 21 for uphold
ing the governor's veto. Some mem
bers of the house consider that Lhe
lines were not sharply draw-a in the
votes on the act and that It cannot
b2 taken as an indication that the
house will pass the other acts over
the governor's veto.
The names of the 21 members wh.
voted against the motion to pass the
act providing for rural poliee for
Spartanburg county over the gover
nor's veto follow: Ashley, RaIeIy,
Baskin, Davis, Dixox, Doar, Ramil
ton, Hunter, Hutto. Kirvin, Meares,
oore, Paulling, Peeples, Reaves,
Sawyer, Scott, D. L. Smith, K. F.
Smith, Tobias and Todd.
WILL PROBE STATE LOAN.
State Treasurer Takes Exception to
Part of Message.
Re'sol.utions were introduced in
both houses of the General Assem'oly
Thursday calling upon the legislaturo
to appoint a commission to make the
investigation and report on the mat
ter at the earliest possible date. It
is said that R. H. Jennings, the State
treasurer, has addressed a letter ito
s member of the senate and the house
asking~ for the investigation. Sena
tor Mauldin is expected to introduce
the resolution In the senate and Mr.
Stevenson in the house.
The letter of the state treasurer, it
is said, follows the governor's annual
message to the general assembly in
which the governor discredited a let
ter written by the treasurer when the
loan of $500,000 was under discus
sion. The general assembly will be
asked to decide defnitely as to 'no
was responsible for the low rate of
It Is said that the State treasurer
takes exception to the following sece
tion ot the governor's annual mes
sage: "The arrangements were not
completed before we reached Ne'w
York. The notes were not executed
until after we had arrived in New
York. as will be attested to by
Messrs. Matthews and Timmerman,
and any report or correspondence to
the contrary is a malicious falsehood
and was an effort to rob of the credit
due me in securing this loan."
BRTAN PULLS FOR REPUBLIO.
Writes Expression Under Name of
Prince Tsai Sauin.
William .J. Bryan went to Phila
delphia on Tuesday to deliver some
address to religious bodies, ano .ae
fore leaving the hotel where he snent
the night h was asked to sign ils
name in the private autograph reg
ister. Seein in it the nams of
Prince Tsai Suun, uncle of the Em
peror of China, who was in the city
in September, 1910, Mr. Bryan wrote
"Waiting to rejoice over the es~
tablishmnent of the republic of
"W. J. Bryan.'
Prepares Before Suicide.
Leaving a letter designating rall
bearers and describing the ensket In
which he desired his body buried.
W. B. Evans. a veteran, of Jenninrn
La., Friday arrayed himself in b!s
best clothes and swallowed carbolic
acid. The cause of his act is not
Whyv She Killed Him.
Furthe investigations indicate
tht revenge besidehs the securing o
7.000' insurance maOy ikure in the
motv fo'r the crime in the case oj
Mrs. Mary-T. Codau, who confessed
to murrdering her son-In-law. Police
men Fen Wassenlaben. at Mobile
The Recent ackson bay iner Was:
Dmeratic Love Fea.
BRYAN SETTLES DOBT
He is Not a Candidate We
Not Ascept if 'goaI n
Harmon's Absence Xurt Zw hm 2
pects, While Gov. Wlsoa's Wkle
ning Personality Helped -me
The Jackson Day Dinner at WaS.
ington last Monday seems to baew
been a regular Democratie leve hae,
The News and Courier corroependt
says William Jennings Bryan, Reuag
full of aggressiveness at the aieting
of the national committee, kept a
Ipleasant personalities out ef' is
speech at the Jaekson dinner ind
did not open the Pandora's box of
new and doubtful issues whieh It wZaS
feared he would bring with him for
Considering the refusal .f the na
tional committee earlier in the day
to accede to his derand that the un
desirable Guffey be deposed as the
Pennsylvania member, 'Mr. 3ryan
acted exceedingly well in 'displaying
good humor aDd cheerfulness, b ad
dition to eloquehce, at the evening's
feast. . And it Is to be noted that ia
his remarks at that feast he doelared
that he was not only not a candidaie
for the Presidential nomination, but.
would not accept It If offered.
This Is the way to set doubts at
rest, and Mr. Bryan knew !t. 'Rhere
fore, It must be said that Mr. Bryan's
visit to Washington and his utter
ances here at this signifeant -gath
ering, which really launiched -the
campaign, did good by blearing the
atmosphere In his party. -Much of
the fog that was obscurng'the Dem
ocratic landscape has been dissipated,
it-, would seem, by the encourngin
behavior of Mr. Bryan in takn a,
rebuff in the committee without en
deavoring to pull the party strue
ture to pieces in a burst of elentful
That Governor Woodrow Wilson,
of New Jersey, was the person who
made the most distinct gains as
result of the Jackson Day gathering
is plain to any unprejudiced obseiv
er who was in Washington and in
touch with political conditions. Gov
ernor Wilson strengthened'his eause.
by personal presence in Washington,
and the absence of Governor - Rer
Mon, of Ohio, was by contrast dam
aginc t6 the latter's prospeets.
Mt Is undeniable that Wilsof has
a wonderfully winning personality
and a genius for saying thingg that
seize the attetion and win - the favor
of the intelligent American audience.
His faculty for getting hold of the
younger element Is. a tremendous as
set One would have to be blind not
to be Impressed by it. The welcome
received by Governor Wilson ex
ceeded many times in apparent en
thusiasm the greeting given to any
other avowed candidate for the nom- "
ination who was In attendance at the
Jackson dinner, and was more pro
longed and hearty than the great
demonstration accorded to Mr. Bry
The digging up of old personal let
ters written by Governor Wilson,
taken with the fact that these docu
ments proceed from sources telieved
to be friendly to "the interests"
which now oppose the Wilson candi
dacy, has not had the effect expected
by the resuscitators of these writ
ings. The refusal. of Mr. Bryan to
be angered by what -Governcr Wil
son may have said .In the past, when*
made public by me' hostile to both
Bryan and Wilsoni, has accelerited
a well advanced revulsion of feeling
against this sort of campaigning.
Unpleasant remarks are freely
made about the sort of men who save
up personal letters for years-let
ters between friend and friend-and
publish them in the vindicfiveness of
broken friendship after the writers
have probably forgotten that they
were ever penned. Similarly, the
ancient history about the activity of
Governor Harmon against an Ohio
Democratic Gubernatorial candidate
thirty-five years ago does -his cause
no harm when recalled by opponents
The general outcome of the Jack
son Day proceedings is most enco-ur
aging to Democrats whose ~chief in
terest is in the preservation of party
harmony and In the maintenance of
condition which make for success in
the campaign of 1912. On the eve of
the great day everybody was on ten
er-hooks. The air 'was rife with the
wildest and most disquieting rumors
On the whole, the Democratic don
key came through the ordeal magnifi
cently. Not once did his fcot slip
seriously in crossing the first "pons
asinorum" of the epochal year of
1912. It was a fearsome journey,
but a happy deliverance. The result
seemed almost too good to be true.
Starts on Bad Road Soon.
A Greenville dispatch says the
youngest prisoner ever confined In
the county jail is now an inmate of
that institutionl. He is nine years
old, his name is Tobe McCullough,
and he is charged with larceny of a
hicycle. Previous to being jailed he
had served thirty days on the chain
gang for a like offense.
Poisoned He- Daughter.
At Lancaster, O1 io, Mrs. Na cy
Hall, aged 60 years, mother of 12
year-old Ruith Hat!. who died Decem
ber 12. after eating pancakes, was
arrested Wednesday, charged wit~
having put poison in the soup. Mrs.
Hall had collected $200 life Insur
ane on the death of her daughter.