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VOL. XXVI MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5. 1912 NO. 47
EVANS NOT GiUILTY
SO SAID THE RICHLAND COUNTY
JURY THAT TRIED HIM
TOOK ONLY ONE BALLOT
The State Relied on Letters and
Nceks, Which Were Dead in the
Court, to Establish Chare of Ac
cepting Rebates from One Good
man, A. Liquor Drmncr.
H. H. Evans of Newberry, a former
member of the board of directors of
the State dispensary, was found not
guilty yesterday in the court of gen
eral sessions of Richland county on
the charge of accepting rebates and
conspiracy to receive rebates. The
case consumed a little less than five
hours. The defense offered no testi
mony. The jury reached a verdict on
the first ballot.
The specific charge contained in the
indictment against Evans was that on
December 10, 1900, while a member
of the board of directors of the State
dispensary, he received a rebate of
$50 while in Columbia from M. A.
Goodman, a drummer for a liquor
The evidence submitted 'by the
State was almost entirely of a docu
mentary nature, consisting of three
checks drawn in Evans' favor by
Goodman, three letters alleged to
have been written to Goodman by
Evans and parts of the minutes of
several meetings of the State dispen
sary board of directors in 1900 and
1902 relating to purchases of liquor
from the firm of Strauss Pritz & Co.,
which Goodman represented. The
checks and letters were furnished the
State by T. B. Felder of Atlanta..
The checks were all drawn on the
National Bank of Savannah, Ga.
Their dates and the amounts were
as follows: December 10,1900, $250;
April 11, 1902, $200;and September
6, 1902, $300. Each one of them
was made eut to H. H. Evans and
signed by M. A. Goodman. S. T.
Carter testified that the indorsements
on the checks were in the handwrit
ing of H. H. Evans with which he
had become familiar in his position
of chief clerk in the State treasurer's
The undated letter to Goodman
signed "Hub" which contains a ref
erence to the $50 alleged rebate was
written on one sheet of paper, with
the heading "Nat Gist-Cotton." The
letter was one of three introduced In
evidence by the State, follows in
"Newberry, S. C.
Your two checks and letters re
ceived, one for $250 and one for $50
and $50 in Columbia makes $350 here
is list you got 50 bbls. XX Rye 500
bbls X corn 35 bbls X Gin and 10
bbls Apple Brandy--will put in some
case goods next month and keep
building up. Many thanks for kind
ness. "Your friend,
"It Was Hard on Me."
Another letter was written on the
steationery of the ofice of the State
board of directors of the South Caro
lina dispensary and contains at the
top of each of the two pages a printed
list of the members of the board and
their addresses: L. J. Williams,
chairman, Longmire's Store; H. H.
Evans, Newberry; A. E. Dukes.
Branchvllle. The letter follows:
I know you feel disappointed at
the month's purchase, but it could
not be helped. If you will look at
Friday's State paper you will see and
also that Crum and the legislative
committee was there and we was
a.sked ouly to buy one months sup
ply of goods we had already pur
chased from house and that was out.
If you will note John Early only got.
50 bbls. X rye and no other goods.
That is why I made motion to buy
only for one month. I intended to
g.ive you a-id John all my order; as
It is none of my friends got hardly'
anything this month but next month
things will be better. The committee
and Crum asked for goods we are
out of. It was hard on me to show
that somebody Is pushing somebody's
stuff I am almost disgusted with
it. There will be no more new goods
for quite a while. Your 66 is going
pretty well when sub dispensaries
can get it. 1am going to put It In in
bulk I could not work the corn in
without samples. I think this was
put up .iob. Will tell you all when I
see you In April buying. Regards to
all. "Your friend.
(Signed) "H. H. Evans."
"Coffee and Goshen Butter."
The third letter put In evidence
was written on one sheet of paper
upon which was printed "H. H. Evans
Atotrney at Law." The letter fol
"Newherry, S. C., May 17, 1902.
"Hon. A. M. Goodman,
How are things getting along im Ga
Have you got home yet. Hope you
are all 0. K. I could have gotten 23
cases 6; in this buying but I was
afraid it right cut me down for June
buyin~ when I think I can get 200 or
30~0 and more NX. Crum asked for
siiver Brook this time and left off
the Xs. You of course saw what we
boet-ohn comparatively. Re
gards to all come over in June. I may
go to Pawley's Island to fish in about
ten day's. Can you join us there.
Lot me kn~ow. Most kind regards to
(5ignr ~ "Hub."
P. s.-- out of coffee and Gosh~
The defendant was represented by
urreS. IBlease of Newberry and R.
H.W&h of Columbia. The attor
neys for rh state were: J- Frasel
r o-. arner general; W. H. Cobb,
RESIONS FROM BOARD
DR. D. D. WALLACE GIVES IUS
REASONS FOR DOING SO.
Was One of the Trustees of the State
Industrial College at Florence Ever
Since Its Establishment.
Dr. D. D. Wallace, member of the
faculty of Wofford college and one
of the deepest thinkers in the State,
is the son of Editor W. H. Wallace
of The Newberry Observer. The lat
ter, who is also an able and a most
-excellent man, is, from a sense of
duty, opposing Governor Blease's
candidacy for re-election.
Dr. Wallace has been, since its in-]
ception, a member of the board of
trustees of the state industrial col
lege. His heart has been in that
work; he has given much study to
it and he has been of the greatest
assistance to the institution. His
term as a trustee expired this spring.
On March 1Sth, Dr. Wallace wrote
Governor Blease about a matter of
interest to the school and suggesting
that a meeting of the board be call
ed to discuss it. At the time this
letter was written his term as a mem
be'r of the board had expired. He
states that he hesitated to write the
letter but as he had been told volun
tarily by the governor that he was to
be reappointed he thought it bis duty
to bring attention to the matter In
queslon . The governor replied very
courteously to the letter from Dr.
Wallace and called a meeting of the
In a statement issued to the press
Dr. Wallace states that a copy of
the letter which he wrote the govern
or was sent, he presumed by the gov
ernor or some assistant at his dicta
tion, to his father, Editor Wallace at
Newberry with the following unsign- r
"At the date of this letter, Dr. 0
Wallace's term on the reformatory 0
board had expired. Shortly after he
was re-commissioned by the govern
or to serve for a period of six years." '
Concerning this Dr. Wallace says a
in a letter to Governor Blease: c
"My father forwarded the letter
to me with the comment that the T
sending of it was evidently intended b
either as a compliment or as a hint e
to him that he was under some sort t]
of political obligation to you in con- V
sequence. I chose not to construe a
it in the offensive sense, as the bare tl
face of the words made possible a p
harmless or even kindly intention, E
however, inapt they might be con- 1
sidered, and so let it pass. But it e
has just come to my knowledge that a
a political friend of yours in New- a
berry has recently made the state- s1
ment that I made application to you ti
for reappointment on the Industrial a
school board, and that in making t,
such alleged application I asked you t<
not to let the political opposition of S
my father to you have any Influence C
in the matter. p
"You know, of course, that I made es
o application for reappointment, to
say nothing of the contemptible andA
ringing terms which I am alleged D
to have employed. I even hesitated V
to write suggesting a board meeting, el
thinking that any request from me i
would have small weight; but after
asking several other gentlemen to n
write, I decided that a letter from o
me could at least do no harm and c
might serve, so far as one indivridu- c
al's assurance of fair-minded coop- R
eraton could do so. to prevent the si
reliberations of our board, composed it
of men from opposite political fac
tions, from being influenced by parti-g
aan feeling." s
In conclusion the Doctor says: "I
do not attempt to say how the report a
I have referred to originated, but the v,
fact that it exists admonishes me of c
what I had not anticipated when I y
accepted your re-appointment, name- I
ly my continunance on the board un- Ia
de'- the personal and political cir-~ v
enrsances now existing renders ma
liable to misconstructions, not only
npleasant, but injurious to either my a
public or private usefulness.
"Although I am deeply interested ti
in the work of the Industrial school, e
i feel it my duty to myself and all a
concerned to hand you herewith my e
resignation from the board. In sev
ering official connection with ar. in
sttution founded for the noble pur -
pose of reclaiming boys who have y
made a bad start, and which has beent
so c-ear to me, allow me to express e
my gratification at having seen your t
e>celency converted by personal ob
ser-ation of its actual work from an
opponent to an appreciative friend of
its aims and methods."a
Batr Spectacles for Army Flyers. 5
Army officers who wear glasses for t
any purpose but reading will be bar
red from the aeronautical division of a
the signal corps. The death of ae
French aviatoi who lost control oft
his machine when his glasses coatedt
with frost caused the stringent rule.
Air Tragedy in Germany. It
At Johannisthal, Germany, Satur- 4
Iday, Lieut. Schlitching was killedi
and Aviator Fokker slightly injured,
when the aeroplane in which they(
were making a flight crashed to the
ground. Lieut. Schlichtinlg was rid~
ing as a passenger with Fokker.
B rave ife Saver Drowrns.
At New York Carl Jessel, a young
life saver, wIth a record of saving
more than 26 lives during his two
years' service, was drowned late \Wed
Inesday in the Hudson.
solicitor of the fifth circuit, and W.
F. Stevenson of Cheraw.
The State stresed the point that
the dates of the checks offered In
evidence concided with the dates of
purchases of liquor from Strauss
Pritz & Co.. the firm of M. A. Good
man. The defense urged that there
was no proof that the checks were in
p ament of rebates toFvtns from
WORLD SAYS WILSON
DECRLAES THAT HE IS THE MM
WHO CAN BE ELECTED
IS STRONiEST CANDIDATI
ew York World, Greatest Democrat.
ic Paper in the Country, Comes Out
Strongly for Wilson as Only Demo.
cratic Presidential Possibility Who
Can Make Good at the Polls.
A dispatch from the WoordowW il
;on Headquarters in New York to
,apt. Gonzales, Editor of The State,
"The New York World this morn
ng comes out emphatically in the
strongest editorial of the year fo'
Voodrow Wilson. It reviews the lack
>f strength of Messrs. Harmon, Clark
Lnd Underwood; calls attention to
he fact that only Gov. Wilson as
ures victory in the secttons where
rictory is essential to Democratic
uccess. The World says Wilson is
he Democratic candidate who can
arry the great debatable States of
Zew York, New Jersey and Connec
Comment in Washington.
The Washington correspondent of
'ILe State says not one Incident in the
intire preconvention campaign has
.ttracted more attention than did the
owerful editorial declaration of the
ew York World it favor of the nom
ation of Governor Woodrow Wilson
t the Baltimore convention. The
ditorial was discussed to the exclu
ion of almost every other subject by
ie Democrats at the capitol, who
ecognized in it the most powerful
ppeal that has been made in favor
f the nomination of any of the Dem
cratic candidates for the presidency.
'arty leaders have come to a realiza
on of the fact that Governor Wilson
i the candidate whose nomination
t Baltimore will mean certain suc
The vote in Ohio, where Governor
ilsca was given an almost even
reak with Governor Harmon in the
[ection of districts delegates started
ie tide in the direction of Governor
i1son. Then came victories in Tex
s, the biggest Democratic State in
ie nation, in New Jersey, the most
romising Democratic State in the
ast. and in Minnesota, a State which
epublicans admit would give Gov
rnor Wilson its electorial vote over
ny other man that can be nominated
t Chicago. Governor Wilson's
:rength in every section of the coun
-y has been well demonstrated, but
The World clearly points out he is
ie one Democrat who can appeal
> the independent voters in Eastern
tates like New York, New Jersey,
onnecticut and Maine whose sup
ort is essential to Democratic suc
It is the opinion of Representative'
.Mitchell Palmer and other wise
emocrats in Pensylania that
oodrow Wilson would stand a good
2ance of carrying that State if nom
Both United States Senator Gard
er and Representative M'cGillicuddy
SMaine give it as their deliberative
pinion that Governor Wilson can
irry Maine against Roosevelt or any
epublican. Governor Wilson's
:rength is confined to no section;.
Mr. .McGillicuddy, who is a dele
ate to the Baltimore convention,
rid of The World editorial:
"The World editorial is unanswer
ble, and will have great influence
ith the delegates to the Baltimore
nvention. Not only would Governor
~ilson carry New Jersey and New
ork, but he would win in Maine
gainst any man the Republican con
ention at Chicago can nominate."
Representative Henry, of Txas,
'ho is a delegate at large to the
altimore convention, said: "The
orld editorial urging the nomizia
on of Woodrow Wilson is the great
st that has been written in years,
nd will have much influence with
very Democrat who has the success
f the party at heart. The World has
ointed the way to success and I be
e when the delegates assemble at
altimore they will seize the oppor
unity to nominate the New Jersey
xecutive, who can defeat any man
de RepublicanS nominate.
Representative Goodwin of Arkan
as said: "The World has done this
)emocracy a distinct service in so
bly directing attent ion to oppor
unity for victory in November. Gov.
'ilson is the strongest man the par
can nominate. He would not only
ol the normal Democratic vote, but
*e can command the great independ
nt vote of the nation, without which
he Democracy cannot hope to win In
Senator Chamberlain of Oregon
aid: "The World splendidly stated
he case in behalf of Gov. Wilson, and
verything that is said is true. The
orce of that editorial expression will
ave great weight with every Demo
rat. Gov. Wilson is the candidate
':hose nomination will mean almost
ertain success at the polls. He is
'iot so progressive that he can not
ommand the support of conservative
Ginking people. and advocates of
wogresive legislation would surely
rive him their support. I believe
3ov. Wilson will be nominated be
mise he 'an defeat either Roose'"it
' Taft. and for that matter any man
whom the Republicans nominate.'
Killed Child With Auto.
A sensational sequel to the myster*
ions disappearance of the two-year
rd son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Marlow
of Lone Rock, Iowa, was enacted
Wednesday when a man committed
suicide after confessing that he had
killed the child by running over it
with his automobile. The suicide's
id-m-t s not yet known.
VAU60N IS WANTEI
HE IS CHARGED WITH A MOST
said to Have Outraged a Little Girl
of the Odd Fellows Orphanage at
A dispatch from Greenville to The
News and Courier says in conse
quence of a meeting of the board of
trustees of the South Car- .:..a Odd
Fellows' Orphanage, held in that city
Wednesday night, a warrant was next
morning issued for the arrest of T. U.
Vaughn, erstwhile suparintendent of
tve orphan home, charging. him w'th
rape. the alleged victim being one <f
the little orphan girls under his
clharge. The warrant has been placed
!n the hands of Sheriff J. Perry Poole
for service, but as yet he has been
u?nable to apprehend the accused.
The affair has created a sensation
in church circles, for Vaughn was
prominent in church work, often
prayed in public and was looked upon
as a devout Christian gentleman. The
Zew who have learned of accusatlons
against the young man expass them
selves as "thanderstruck" and in the
next breath express the bitteres: In
(oncerning the matter, a member
of the board of trustees, who tooh the
lead in the investigation, leading up
to the swearing out of the warrant
against Vaughn, dictated the follow
ing statement to The News and Cour.
"About two weeks ago the baard of
trastees learned that former Superin
dent T. T. Vaughn was implicated in
some very serious conduct. A full
investigation was made and Mr.
Vaughn was summoned before the
hoard. He came and denied the char
ges and we dispersed.
"A subsequent meeting of the
board was called and LMr. Vaughn was
ought to be served with a notice
to attend the meeting, by mail and
therwise, but could not be reached.
His family have not been at home in
the city for two weeks. His brother,
is said to occupy the' house at night,
and told the messenger of the board
of trustees. that T. U. Vaughn had
A meeting of the board of trustees
having been set for May 29th, and
having been unable to reach Mr.
Vaughn, a warrant was sworn out
for his arrest, charging an unmen
tionable offence with one of the in
mates of the Orphan Home. This
-arant was placed in the hands of
Sheril J. Perry Poole, but up to the
present he has not apprehended
WILSON'S GREAT VICTORY.
n New Jersey and Minnesota Disap.
points His Enemies.
The Washington correspondent of
he News and Courier, who is a bitter
eemy of Gov. Wilson, and an ar
ent friend of Underwoed, is forse-1
o make this confession by the restilt
o the primaries in New Jersey and
Kinnesota, both of which States went
amost solidly for Gov. Wilson:
' One of the most cherished hopes
t~d beliefs of opponents of Governor
Woodrow Wilson, in the race for the
emocratic Presidential nomination.
as that he would lose New Jersey,
his own State, in the Democ~-atic p~ c
erential primaries. The fac-. that
he Governor has carried the State in
pte of desperate efforts made by Ex
Senator James Smith and others',
gainst him, is a decided disappoint
ent to the anti-Wilson people, who
r also somewhat taken aback by
he Wilson victory in Minnesota.
"It appears that the Clark boomn 1
as about reached the limit of Its1
wing and that Clark and Wilson will
nter the Baltimore Convention with
ery nearly the same strength, with
nderwood a good third. The devel
pments of the past few days make
~e outlook for the Demorcatic "dark
hrse"' more promising than ever."
his confession of a Wilson opponent
is very significant, as it shows that
Wilson now has the best chance of
GOVERNOR WILSON PLEASED).
Because of the Handsome Endorse
ment Given Him.
At Trenton, N. 3., Gov. Woodrow
Wilson had the following to say Wed
nesday on the result of the New Jer
ser primary election Tuesday:
"I never doubted the result, but I
am none the less delighted and grate
ful that the Democrats of the state
should have stood by me so generous
ly and with so unmistakable a ver
"Their approval makes me very
happy because it is their judgment
'of the new regime in our politics in
New Jersey, and means that the new
order is to be sustained 'with stead
Ifastness and enthusiasm. New Jer
sey is permanently enrolled among
the progressive states."
Badly Split in Texas.
The Roosevelt-Taft fight In Texas
Tuesday resulted in the holding of
two conventions at Fort Worth, the
Taft followers refusing to participate
in the State convention where the
Roosevelt fore dominated. Each
cnvention elected eight delegates at
large to the Republican national
Divorce Every Five Minutes.
A dispatch from Atlanta says a
n civorce every five minutes is the rec
rrd that has been hung up by Fulton
Isuperior court. Judge Pen dleton on
Wdneday gave freedom in the form
of decrees to 64 mismated persons.
The judge was on the bench two and
a half hours and granted 23~ first ver
dit a nd nIne second verdicts.
FIRED UPON A NEWO
SHE FOUND HIM IN A CLOSET
IN HER HOME.
The Brave Young Woman Shot at the
Robber, Making Him Drop All His
The State says when Miss Lula Bal
lentine, daughter of D. E. Ballentine,
North Columbia returned to her
home, about eleven o'clock Monday
night, after attending commencement
exercises at Columbia College, she
was surprised to find a negro hiding
in the closet of her room.
When the negro saw her he ran,
knocking her down and dropping
some articles he had stolen. Miss
Ballentine picked up a revolver and
fired. She thinks she kit him.
Miss Ballentine before going to I
the college asked that a light be left i
burning in her room. When she re- I
turned she noticed that the window t
was sightly open She closed it and I
afterwards went to the closet to put i
away some clothes. There she found
tl:i negro hiding.
He immediately dashed out of the
closet, taking with him a bundle of
tolen goods. Miss Ballentine grab
bed a pistol, lying on the bureau, and
fired. He dropped the bundle of
goods on the roof and jumped off i
he roof. The roof was about twelve i
reet from the ground. d
The bundle was found to contain b
uite a little clothing, two jewelry c
oxes, several pieces of jewelry and 9
imong other articles a Bible. Mr. d
Ballentine is of the opinion that the c
tegro was making a general robbery "
)f the house when surprised by his I
laughter's arrival, with the intent t
)f getting away when everytbang be- t
ame quiet. t
BLAMED FOR TRAGEDY. b
;enate Committee Report Condemns c
The senate commerce committee s
'riday considered the report on the S
itanic disaster, which will be sub- f]
itted to the senate next Tuesday. f
t will be a sweeping arraignment of a
he conditions under whch the Titan- C
c raced along through the iceberg n
rea to her doom. It is understood b
he report will severely criticise Cap- %
ain Smith, of the Titanic, as mainly t]
esponsible for the disaster, because b
f failure to heed the warnings of
ther vessels; the British board of s
rade for tax Inspection; J. Bruce t]
smay, who was a passenger, and will d
oint to the lack of discipline in the
me of danger. Captain Lord, of the b
ialifornian, will figure in the respon- s
bility because of failure to take ne- g
essary steps when near the Titanic, 5
rhose rocket signals of distress were v
een aboard the Californian. Con- t(
ress will. be asked to reward Cap- P
amn Bostron, of the rescue ship Car- e'
SETEN KILTED IN TORNAfDO,.
.ss of Life and Property in Okla- si
Seven persons were killed, threen
~'ere probably fatally injured and a
core or more were less seriously t
urt when a tornado swept through l
e village of Skiatook, eighteen miles
orthwest of Tulsa, Okla., Tuesday
Lnd the neighboring farming lands
nd oil fields. The property loss is $
~stiated at $75,090. Wire corn- d
unication was severed and the ex-s
ent of the storm was not known un
il messengers arrived Wednesday ~
The storm, which approached from ~
he northwest, swept down the val-- a
ey for five miles and through a heav- c
ly wooded forest before it struck the ~
own of Skciatook. A number of a
arm building were wrecked and 20 S
ouses in Skiatook were demolished.
The twister passed from Kkiatook in- '
.o the oil fields razing derricks, tanks c
d pumping stations.
FIRE CHIEF WAS FIREBUG. h
Centuckian Charged With Fattening C
Fees by Making Runs.
An arson conspiracy, that result- E
d in eighteen fires at Somerset, -Ky., i
*ecently, was bared last week by State ~
Eire Marshal lBosworth. H. G. Wad- ~
lle, chief of police and Fire Depart
rnent, is under arrest, with two pa-C
rolen. Waddle and his subordi
riates were paid a fee for each run to
fire. It is alleged that they conspir
d to boost their pay by burning pro
erty. More than $30,000 worth was
destroyed. Waddle used to tell prop
arty owners to insure their property
romptly, as something might happen.
Wants to Raise Titanic.
One of the inmates of the Matte
wan State asylum, at Fisksville, N.
. has prepared an elaborate set of
plans for raising the steamship Titan
ic by means of magnets . Blue printsj
f the devices will be sent to the En- t
glish and American investigating
John H. Cleveland and the Saxon
MilN. Company of Spartanburg have
given eleven acres of land near the
Saxon mills as a site for the indus
trial institute established there about
ayear ago by the Methodist confer
ene' Twenty-five thousand dollarsi
will be expended upon buildings.
Thirty Brides from Abroad.
Thirty brides-to-be from Scotland
and Ireland reached New York Wed
nesday on the steamer Caledonia
from Glasgow. Mfost of the young
women were bound for points west,;
of the Mississippi and in southwest- ,.
SWEPT HIrS STATE
WILSON'S SPLENDID VICTORY WILL
HELP HIS CHANCES
NEW JERSEY IS FOR HIM
rhe Handsome Endorsement of His
Own State Proves that He Has
Made a Good Governor. and Makes
Him +he Most Prominent Candi
date Among Democrats.
The Washington correspondent of
he State says as the result of his
plendid victory in the New Jersey
)rimaries and his equally gratifying
riumphs in Minesota and Texas, Gov.
Woodrow Wilson yesterday annexed
18 delegates to the Baltimore conven
ion, and is now claimed to be in the
ead in actual voting strength for the
)emocratic presidental nomination.
Following so closely upon his splen
lid race in Ohio, where he made an
Imost equal division with Gov. Har
on in the election of the district
telegates, the three big results in
;ew Jersey, Minnesota and Texas
ave put Gov. Wilson well to the
ront. The overwhelming primary
Ictory In New Jersey in the face of
.esperate opposition, backed by a
ountiful supply of money, was an ac
omplishment that gave renewed
trength and vigor to the Wilson can
idacy, but coming as it did with an
verwhelming victory In Minnesota,
rhere there was the most aggress
re sort of opposition, set politics to
alking, and most of this talk was to
de effect that it would be impossible
) prevent the nomination of the New
ersey governor at Baltimore.
It Is certain that Gov Wilson will
ave the bulk of the North Carolina
elegates as the result of the action
f the county conventions already
Of course that primary victory
:ored by Gov. Wilson in his own
tate was most pleasing to his
iends. It was essentially a triumph
r progressive Democracy. The fight
gainst him was In the name of no
Lndidate and was conducted and fi
nced by a "boss" who was flayed
y formeriPresident Cleveland and
hose opposition is regarded by right
iinking Democrats everywhere as a
adge of honor.
The following statement was is
ied by chairman E. E. Grosscup of
Le New Jersey State committee to
"The result of the primaries must
a taken as a most emphatic indor
ment of Gov. Wilson and the pro
ressive policies which he repre
nts and at the same time as a se
re rebuke to those who have at
*mpted to divide the Democratic
irty in the State. Every effort that
>uld be made by the disgruntled of
ce seekers, who informed the back
ne of the opposition to the govern
Swas used to bring out the vote
gainst him, so that the result might
a accepted as showing the full
rength of the opposition. This vote
ccept in the two districts of Essex,
as absurdly small, in some places
f a ballot being cast against Gay.
~ilson. There can no longer be doubt
at Woodrow Wilson is the real|
ader of the Democratic party in
"Gov. Wilson's success in the New
rsey primaries Wednesday was of
'eeping characeter, and was an in
orsement of his clean and progres
v administration." was the' com
ent of Representative William
ughes of New Jersey, who returned
>Washington today. "Our people
ill regret to lose him as governor
nd as a citizen, but they believe he
in serve the nation in a higher ca-I
acity, and that he will be nominated*
nd elected president of the United
tates. Woodrow Wilson can defeat
ny man the Republicans nominate
matters not whom. That he would
.rry both New Jersey and New York
the event of his nomination is as
rtan as anything can be. In the
few Jersey governor the Democrats
ae the opportunity to nominate a
rnning candidate, who can meet all
amers on the hustings of elsewhere."
The primary election in New Jersey
-as conducted under a law that was
assed at the instance of Goy. Wil
on in definance of the bosses of both
arties. The New York World today
aid a tribute to this Wilson legisla
ion with the assertion that: "Inl no
ther State has money or political or
anization played so small a part in
e campaign." Bly way of explana-|
on The World added: "With a strict
egistration law and a drastic corrupt
ractices law the opportunities for
orruption were reduced to a mini
Judged from every angle Woodrow
'ilson has made good as governor of
ew Jersey and has set a new pace
or American executives.
Must Not Use Name.
A dispatch from Albany, N. Y.,
ays the "Improved Benevolent Pro
ective Order of Elks of the World,"
,negro organization, must adopt an
ther name containing no reference
o the Elks and its members must
Lot wear the Elks' emblem, accord
ig to a decision by the court of ap
Street Car Crew Slain.
The dead bodies of Miotorhan R.
.Sparkman and Conductor T. C.
mith were found by an automobile
arty, last week, near their car on
he Jacksonville, Fla., line. Both
ad been shot through the head. The
nurderers left no clue.
New Jersey Delegates for Teddy.
Roosevelet defeated Taft in the
~rimary election on Tuesday in New
ersey. He claims 18 of the 28 dele
WILL HAVE WARM TIME
REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE FACES
MANY HOT FIGHTS.
The Seats of Two Hundred and Four
Delegates to the National Conven
When the Republican national
committee meets in Chicago June 6th
it will be called on to decide 204 con
tests. Four years ago 219 contests
were submitted to the committee. Of
ihe 204 contests filed 'with Secretary
Heyward, 177 were presented by the
Roosevelt faction and 27 by the Taft
The principal contests filed by the
Taft managers are from Missouri and
In Louisiana three sets of delegat
es were elected at large and in the
first, second, fourth and fifth dis
tricts, two sets were named by Taft
supporters and one by Roosevelt
More delegates than the number
specified in the call for the conven
tion chosen at large in Missouri; at
large in Alabama; in the Fifth dis
trict of Kentucky; in the Fourth Dis
drict of Minnesota; in the Seventh
district of Texas, and In the First,
Tenth and Eleventh districts of Geor
gia. Secretary Heyward has classed
these as contests and the committee
will -be required to determine what
will be done with them.
There are contests from eighteen
States and the District of Columbia.
Chairman New of the subcommittee
on arrangements said that no other
contests had been received but it was
possible that a few others might be
in the mails.
Following is a list of contests
Alabama-At large, Second, Fifth,
Sixth and Ninth-14.
Arkansas-At large, First, Second,
Third, Fourth, Fifth and Seventh
Total delegates contested, 204.
District of Columba-At large
Florida-At large, Second, Third
Georgia-At large, First, Second,
Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh,
Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and
Indiana-At large, First, Second
Kentucky-Fifth and Eleventh-4.
Louisianar-At large, First, See
nd, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sxith and
Michigan-At large and Sixth-6.
Missouri-At large, First, Third,
Fth, Seventh, Fourteenth-14.
Oklahoma-Third and Fourt-4.
Texas-First, Second, Third, Four
tb, Seventh, Eighth, Eleventh and
Virginia--At large, First, Second,
hird, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Tenth
Woshington-At large, First, Sec
nd, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh,
Siississippi-At large, First, Sec
KILLED ON COLUMTBIA STREET.
One White Man Shoots Another to
Death in Row.
The Columbia correspondent of
he News and Courier says R. L.
O'Pry was shot and instantly killed
n front of the Southern Express of
fice there Wednesday night by Curtis
Spence, both parties being white.
Five shots were fired, one through
the breast, producing death, and oth
er parts of the body getting the lead.
it is st.)ed that after O'Pry dropped
to the ground, mortally wounded,
Spence fired two more shots into the
prostrate body. Spence was at once
arrested by the poli'ce and locked up,
while the coroner took charge of the
body of the dead man. The shooting
took place just a little before nine
'clock. when the streets were full of
people, and attracted a large crowd.
The express offle is located on Lady
street, just off 'Main street, and it was
directly in front of this that the
shooting took place. Spence is about
35 years of age and his victim was
a~bout the same age. The trouble was
over family matters.
MINNESOTA IS FOR WILSON.
Every District Votes for the Governor
A dispatch from St. Paul, Mfinn.,
says returns show that Woodrow Wil
son was indorsed at the Democratic
caucuses held Monday in a majority
of the counties in Minnesota. Champ
Clark failed to carry a district in the
state with the exception of the fourth.
If the unit rule prevails at Du
luth. however, as now seems prob
able. all of Minnesota's 24 delegates
to Baltimore will go to aid the New
Jersey governor. On the returns Wil
son has 662 instructed delegates;
Clark, 193; Bryan, 37, and 66 unin
Meet for First Time Since War.
Gus Allman, a Confederate veteran,
of Ocala, Fla., after the Confederate
reunion at Macon, Ga., visited his
old home at Perry. Ga., last week,
and there met his sister, Mrs. Nichol
as Marshburne, whom he had not
seen since he mar'ched away to the
Civil war, in i8 1.
Wilson Wins Decisive Victory.
In the New Jersey primnary on Tues
day Wilson won a decisive victory.
winning all the delegates but two.
Governor Wiison's opponents had to
be satisfied with the showing they
made in Essex County, the stronghold
of former Senator James Smith. .Tr,,
WYATNON IN ll[AI[N
SENT AS A DELEGATE BUT IS ROB
BED Of ALL POWER
BY GEORfIA DEMOCRATS
The Georbia Democratic State Con
vention, Dominated by the Oppon
ents of Watson, Plays Scout Court.
esy to the Man Who Claims Re
Carried State for Underwood.
After all his bluster and hot air
om Watson failed to control the
Georgia Democratic State Convention
which met in Atlanta on Wednesday,
but he won a place on the Baltimore
delegation. Even this victory Is a
aoubtful one, as the Georgia delega
tion goes to the national convention
bound by the unit rule and controlled
by .men who are Watson's avowed
Though balked at every turn, Wat
son tried valiantly to break the pow
er of the socalled "ring." Watson
was spoiling for a fight while 'the
leaders were b'ent on having harmony
even if they had to use a bludgeon on
Watson to get it. The McDuffie de
legate was made a delegate at large
in recognition of his services in be
half of Underwood but he was de
nied a voice in the naming of his
Watson was not treated very
courteously by the convention. When
he tried to speak in opposition to
the election of delegates at large by
acclamation, he was hissed and jeer
ed at from pit to ga,1lery.
"You can't hiss and hoot me
-own," he defied his opponents. But
they did, Watson giving up the strug
gle after pitting his voice against the
tumult for about fifteen minutes. The
episode furnished one dramatic mo
ment-a moment when the expected
clash between Watson and Thomas
B. Felder appeared Imminent.
"You can't make oil and water
mix," Watson shouted. "Let us have
a seperate -vote on the delegates. I
don't want to have to serve with a
man who said he was going to skin
me like an ell. Let Watson's friends
vote for Watson and Felder's friends
Felder, white with rage, rose In
his place among the Fulton county
delegation and shook his fist across
the footlights at Watson. Friends
dragged him back and kept him si
lent, although It is doubtful if the
crowd would have remained silent
long enough to permit the two men
to exchange compliments.
The convention wasted little more
time in talk, but proceeded to elect
by acclamation the eight men agreed
upon by the leaders. Watson retired
forthwith and was seen no more on
the platform. The delegates at large
elected were: . -
Thomas E. Watson, of McDuffie,
homas B. Felder of Fulton, H. H.
ean of Hall, Randolph Anderson of
hatham, Crawford W. Wheatley, of.
Sumter, G. R. Hutchinson of Floyd,
. A. Pendleton of Biggs and Con
gressman W. G. Brantley.
Each of the 12 districts held cau
uses and selected four delegates.
hus the convention sends to Balti
ore 56G delegates, with half a vote
ach. No alternates have been nam
The resolution adopted strongly in
orse Oscar W. Underwood for pres
ident and instruct the State's delegat
ion to vote for him "until his nom
ination shall be secured." The res
olutions committee still was in ses
sion with a large number of resolu
tions proposed by Watson .before it
hen the convention adjourned.
At a meeting of the delegates to
Baltimore, after the Convention, C.
. Pendleton of Macon, editor of The
elegraph, was elected chairman of
the delegation. Mr. Watson's name
was also presented, but was with
drawn at his request.
Clark Howell. editor of the Atlanta
onstitution, was re-elected as na
PRESIDENT TAFT ATTACKED.
An Italian Struck Him In the Face
With a Paper Ball
At Rutherford, N. J., Chief Wilkie
f the secret service has been con
ducting a quiet investigatio: nto an
attempted attack on P esident Traft
by an Italian while the president was
mneaking in the public square Satur
la night. A statement given out by
Frank M. Buckles, leader of the Taft
organization, regarding the Italian's
The 12,000 persons assembled In
the public square were disappointed
n not hearing the president speak
because of the act of a vandal. As
the package struck the president's
face or came down scraping his face
e was about to speak, but the secret
service men'pushed him back in his
seat and took charge of affairs. They
ordered the car ahead at full1 speed
through the crowd, not knowing what
was in the paper and got away. Lat
er they informed me that the paper
had been soaked in water to make It
Negtro Preacher Sentenced.
t Chicago J. H-. H~udson, a negro
rrtcher. former head of the Hudson
rhanl Asylum. a negro institution,
as sentonced to twenty-five years In
ie penitentiary for serious charges
b- T wo girl inmates. The girls de
rbed the tortures Hudson inflicted.
Wilson Gets More Delegates.
Democrats of the Fifth North Car
olina Congressional District in ses
sion at Greensboro Tuesday night
elected two delegates to the Demo
kcratic National Convention and In
strcte them for Woodrow Wilson.