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VOL. XXVII MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 14. 1912 NO.5
BLEASE'S IMPUTATICNS Of FRAUD
SAYS JOHN iARY EVANS
Denles the Request for Extra Tickets
as it is Against Rules of the Party
and Will Give All Persons a Square
Deal and Not Friends Only. Don't
Pay Any Attention to Rumnors.
Ex-Gov. John Gary Evans. chair
man of the State Execurive Commit
tee, has written to Gove9rnor Blease I
refusing to allow the governor the
privilege of buying extra ballots. Fol
lowing is the letter of Mr. Evans,
which was mailcd on Saturday after
noon to the governor:
August 3, 1912.
Cole L. Blease. Esq., Columbia. S. C.
Dear Sir: I beg leave to acknowl
edge receipt of your letter of Au
gust 2, in which you state that "it
is common rumor told and written s
you from different parts of the State, c
that there is going to be a scarcity C
of State tickots at the cotton mill pre- I
ciAncts, at the country boxes and at E
such other places that you are partic- c
ularly strong. the purpose being to
keep the Blease men from casting
I do not feel that I, as chairman of
the State Democratic Executive Com
mittee, am called upon to pay any at- c
tention to rumors which have no 1
foundation whatever, for the reason e
that persons responsible for such ru- d
mors can not have any knowledge as
to a scarcity of tickets. before such
tickets have been printed or distrib
uted. It must appeal to you that
such rumors are absurd. I will say. s
however, that as chairman of the ex- v
ecutive committee, it is my duty and 1
will be my pleasure to provide more I
than a suliciency of ballots for every t
qualified voter at the primary at ev- v
ery precinct in every county throtigh- I
out the State. b
I can not comply with your request t
to furnish your manager, Fred Dom- i:
inick. with 25.000 extra tickets. A o
compliance with such request would a
inevitably lead to a similar demand m
from every candidate in the field and T
would greatly tend to complicate and b
render null and void the provision in b
the constitution of the party. which
requires the tickets to be furnished a
by the State and county executive t
committee respectively, and no other 3
tickets shall be used. I know of no v
more effective means of preventing t'
any other tickets from being used
than to see that no other parties are
furnished tickets, save the legal au- A
thorities authorized to receive the C
same in the manner prescribed by the c
rules of the party. A departure from I
this rule might open the door for 1
fraud and vitiating our elections by u
the use of unauthorized and improp- -
er tickets. Under my construction of v
the constitution, the executive com- 1
mittee. if not expressly, is impliedly
forbidden to furnish the official bal
lots to anyone, save the authorities
responsible therefor. I must decline,
therefore. to fugnish any candidate,
whoever he may be. the official ballot
except through the respective county
officials of the party. There will be,
no scarctty of tickets, rumors to the
contrary notwithstanding. In declin- s
ing this request. I am performing my d
duty as I see it and I am not respon-t
sible for any belIefs that any candi- f
date may harbor from my acts. 6
The Imputation of contemplated
fraud made by you against the -nan- 3
agers of the election and the county
chairmen and the State executive
committee as to not counting your a
ballots is puerile and unworthy of s
notice. To make Imputations against e
the honesty of men, some of whom I
have not yet been appointed, should C
merit the condemnation of all honest I
The request on your part, that I t
askt the county chairman to give you r
renresentaton on each board of the r'
managers of election must appeal to p
you as foolish under the law of the s
party. The State executive commit- c
tee has no jurisdiction whatever over p
the county authorities in the appoint- s<
ment of the managers of election, and
a; voni have been a member of thisa
comimittee for many years, no one I
should know this better than you. I:
Not only this. it would be impossibleC
to give every candidate who has op-s
position and who Imagines that he
will be treated unfairly representa- I
tion on the board of mianagers, thed
number being limited to three. Thee
practice is to appoint honest and In-3
telligent men to fill these positions
cnd when this Is done, no candidateI
has no just cause to complain.
You state that you know of my 1
bitterness towards you. I am frank
to state that there are some people
for who I have a contempt and
some whom I pity, but for none have.
I any bitterness and my enemies may3
rest assured that they have a monop- C
oly of such If any exists. In my posi-e
ticn as State chairman, I endeavor to
represent every Democrat from the I
humblest to the most exalted without
consideration of "my friends" or
foes. Respectfully yours.
John Gary Evans.
Chairman State Democratic Execu
Distributing Confederate Money
The vast hoard of Confederate
currency seized by the Union army
during the Civil war which has oeen
stored in the Federal Treasury for
half a century is being distributed
aroginstitutions the country ,ov
e for preservation as historic relics.
Al r~y set of these notes. including
practica:.y all denominations. have
bee sent to ZOO colleges and 350
iraies. and the clamor for speci
r"ns bas not been satisfied. Secre
tarv Mac',eagh is supplying the larg-,
e~istitutions nrst and gral~ually
wo rn down to the smaller onesI
exercis:rg care to see tha; every~
state in the union ree'mves its justj
prop'or'fl of th~e currency to show to
Turks Kili Christians.
A massacre lasting several hours.
followin z the bomb explosion in the
.a~' nace si Kotchinla, occurred
ftynl.s southwest of Uskusp, Eu
r':nT urk"ey. August 2. according
t eln informationl received. r a
C 3aswore killed and 200 ser
ay umnde-d by the Turks, who
mh'n of having committed
THREAT MADE 6O9I9
CONFEDERATE VETERAN SUS
PENDED AT SOLDIERS' HOME.
For "Insubordination, Breach of
Rules, Drunkenness and Inqulting
Some time ago we published an ar
icle about an Incident at the Confed
rate Home in which Mr. Samuel F.
.assey, charged that the employees
>f the Home were being forced to
vote for Blease through a threat of
emovaL Mr. Massey has been sus
pended for 30 days. The charges
)referred against Mr. Massey are in
mbordination, breach of rules.
Irunkenness and insulting a member
>f the board of commissioners.
dr. Massey says that he was not cited
x, appear before any members of the
oard and that only two members of
he board were present, Mr. Richard
;en and Dr. F. W. P. Butler.
He received the following commun- t
"Columbia, S. C., August 7, 1912. i
'J. P. Caldwell, Superintendent Con- I
"Sir: You are hereby ordered to
uspend Samuel F. Massey, an inmate
f the Confederate Infirmary for 30 t
lays. Charges: Insubordination,
>reach of rules, drunkenness nnd In
ulting a member of the board ofi.
(Signed) " H. W. Richardson,
"Chairman and Treasurer."
"Soldiers' Home, August 7, 1912.
"To Samuel F. Massey. In obe- I
ience to the above order you are
ereby suspended from the Confed- c
rate Infirmary for the space of 30 t
(Signed) "J. P. Caldwell,
The trouble ending In the suspen
ion of NMassey had its beginning;
hen Maj. Richardson, chairman of I
card of commissioners and a salar
d officer, appointee of Gov. Blease, I
old Edward J. Jones, a Confederate !
eteran. but not an inmate of the o
oldiers' Home, that he could not e
old his job as hospital steward at e
he Home if he did not bestir himself o
a behalf of Blease. Massey heard c
f the threat, and understood that It f
pplied to all employees whether in- 0
ates of the home or not, and so re- t
orted it. Later, Maj. Richardson. e
a talk to all employees, denied that
e referred to all employees. I
Mr. Massey was not then allowed d
hearing, and made a statement in e
he newspapers. He did not regard c
faj. Richardson's admonition not to q
se his name, and his suspension is C
he final result.
Massey's Record a Veteran. J
Mr. Massey was a member of Co. s
, Second Batallion. cavalry, under
apt. Jas. P. Adams, of Richland
ounty. He was afterwards in Co.
[, Fourth Soutn Carolina cavalry, j
)mmande~d by Col Rutledge, and was
nder Capt. J. C. Foster. He was
rounded at Trevillion station but i
rent through the battle anyhow. He -
from Lancaster county.
DESERT GOVERNOR BLEASE.
Eng Receiving Many Letters Like s
the One Below.
3. N. King, who Governor Blease~ e
asulted at the Mansion, and who he C
aid f any cne killed he would par
on, says he is receiving many let- I'
ers like the one published below s
om working men from all over the p
North Augusta, July 26, 1912. J
fr. . N. King,I
Dear Sr:--I read your communi-' 0
ation to the State of the 20th Inst., t
.d I want to commend what youit
aId, only I don't think you went far d
nough In denouncing the political t.
aounte-bank and friend of thieves,v
ole Blease. Two years ago I sup-d
orted him in spite of opposition of
ersonal friends, who assured me lI
hat e was a man totally devoid of t
ight or character or principles. My 1
eply was that I did not believe it t
ossible for a man to occupy the po- f
ition he did and be a man of low
haracter. I have the testimony of c
ersonal friends who were like my-11
elf, once Blease's friends, of his total1i
.nftness for any office of trust in a
nything, and I would be sorry to IE
now of any gentleman to say noth
g of one who belong to the noble
)rder of Red Men, voting for anyt
uch a man to be the Governor of
outh Carolina. He should in the
trst place, be kicked out of the Or
er on proofs that have been furnish-c
d partly by his acts and utterances.
ours truly, G. W. Medlock.
2ACED DEATH TWELVE YEARS.
ennsylvania Woman Under Sen-I
tence for Killing Her Husband.
After spending more than twelve
rears in prison under sentence ofC
eath for the murder of her husband,
iforts are about to be made to obtain
pardon for Mrs. Kate Edwards of
ennsylvania on the ground that she
las made sufficient atonement.
The case of Mrs. Edwards is re
narkable. Four governor of Penn
4ylvania have failed to take final ae
:ion in fixing a day for the woman's
Mrs. Edwards and a negro were
onvicted of first degree murder for
:he killing of her husband. Both
w'ere sentenced to be hanged. The'
egro was fina).ly freed. The wo
an, however, was refused a pardon.
hortly after her arrest a child was
born to her In the county jail, and it
was sent to a southern institution.
Of the hundred or more excursIon
!sts who were hurled into tne Baltic
sea when a landing stage collapsed
Monday at Binz, Germany, it is
known that over a score drowned.
Twenty-one bodies were recovered.
It was the climax of a holiday band
concert. A great crowd thronged the
stage when the music started and
durng the liveliest air tne stage
Wreck of Freight Train.
A freIght train was wrecked about
a mile above Dillon FrIday and cau
ed much damage. Seven cars wer
iled one on top of the other and
were all loaded, making the loss to
the railroad very heavy. No one was
Injured, though there was one very:
narrow escape. The track was torn.
up for 200 yards and 25-pound rals:
FALLS FOR ANSWER
JONES DEMANDS EXPLANATION
OF SOUTHERN RAILWAY
IN CAMDEN ADDRESS
Ehe Chief Justice Makes Telling nii
Speech and Refers Forcibly to the B(
(barges of Blease Comments on
King-Watson Episode.-Crowd Be' as
haves Well. pa
In his speech at Camden Monday als
Lfternoon Judge Ira B. Jones, candi- pa
late for governor, in no uncertain iho
nanner called upon the Southern dit
allway to explain the "admission" I1
arried by Governor Blease's charge thi
bat Mr. Charlie Jones, son of the ciu
ormer chief Justice, had been em- ha
>loyed by the Southern to "mega- ma
>hone" up to the Supreme Bench, leS
,nd Judge Jones delivered an unus- Yo1
ially telling address before about am
00 voters, a number about one-third hi:
hat of the crowd that heard Govern- gu
r Blease. ma
"His charge against me," said BlI
udge Jones, referring to the charge tal
hat he was influenced by corpora-. bei
ions, the Southern railway in par- us
icular, when he was on the Supreme of
ench, "carries a terrible admission roc
hat ought to be answered by some- wa
ody." a 1
He further said: "If Ben Abney he
n behalf of the Southern was able car
o 'megaphone' up to the Supreme on
'ourt through my son, what must tin
en Abney be doing for corporations wh
-day? He's a cousin of the govern- I C
r and he lives in the governor's fac
2ansion. What must he be doing wb
ow and what must he have been do- Ma
2g all along?" hoi
Judge Jones referred to Governor thR
lease's charges against him as be- an'
2g assaults on the higheat tribunal at
f the State, he having therein charg- Ha
d that the courts have been dishon- ed,
st. He emphasized the seriousness mfI
f the charge made by the chief exe- 011
utive on the Supreme tribunal. Re- ba
arring to his son, whom the govern- tha
r charged was the bo-between for brc
he Southern Railway and the high- sal
r court, Judge Jones said: Zol
"My son knows more law now than for
lease could if he studied it a hun
ed years." He said that the young- U
r Mr. Jones had only argued one hal
se for the Southern Railway In the sta
upreme Court, but he eaid that the Ma
overnor had twisted this statement thi
make it appear that Mr. Charlie
cnes had only had one law case
nce he began to practice. cra
Judge Jones answered the insinua- zoi
on made by Governor Blease on sev- 3
ral occasions that the former chief a s
astice has Jew blood in his veins. Gr,
"If I were all Jew I wouldn't be tee
shamed of it," said thq former chief
stice, but he added that if there
-as any Jewish blood in him he did
ot know it. He paid a high tribute
) the Jews and spoke of their usual Ele
7orth to a community. He said that
overnor Blease had on many occa
ions made Insinuations against the
ews, but he said he would feel proud
> know that he belonged to the chos- cor
n race, the sect of which Jesus Loi
brist was a member. vill
It appeared that the crowd which Bo
eard Governor Blease speak was of ers
trong Blease sentiment, the hand T~
rimary showing around half in favor tY
? the Governor, but when Judge p!'
ones was announced the crowd of n
.500 had dwindled to less than 1,.. has
00. Both speakers were heard at- ed,
ntatively, and the order was good. rea
nusually good as far as the candi- '
stes were concerned, and, as far as ha!
de crowd was concerned, better thanfa
as expected, only one incident bor
ering on the disorderly. One manfr
sed language In the presence of lad- sec
a which was not fitting -and he was on'
ld not to repeat it. He did later, ha,
owever, and another man standing saa
earby knocked him down. The the
rst was arrested. a
In answering the "social equality"fa
harge made by the Governor against nel
.m, Judge Jones said that when tue fac
orth associate .tusicaship was cre- the
ted Ira B. Jones' name wae suggest- ,
d as the man for the seat aari Cole.
,BJease voted for him. He also vic
aid that Governor Blease, when in 2
he House of Representatives, had At
oted for Jones for Speaker, and he "
sked why the Governor thus voted arc
or him If he thought he was In favor th~
i social equality.
During his speech Governor Blease d
rled Judge Jones a Haskelite. This
udge Jones afterwards denied, char- tn
.cterizing It as a "campaign lie" and fr
firmng that he had stood by Till
aan's side and against Haskell. su
Judge Jones was expressing his m
-ews on education and stressing the
mportance to the State of an edu- o
ated populace, and he said: "That tO
>ne thought is worth ten thousand
3lease. Jones is nothing. Blease
s nothing. Duncan is nothing, but
~outh Carolina is all." hi!
Judge Jones referred to the state- M.
ent by the Governor made from the to
tae House steps, that if a man 'a:
amne to the home of one of his hear- iv
-rs and used language similar to that i
sed by Messrs. King and Watson, the ci
we Greenville men who were order- to]
d from the mansion, there would be thi
pardon waiting for that man if hecc
tilled the intruder. m
"Do you want such a governor?" we
~sked Judge Jones. foi
"No." came a strong voice from p
he crowd. pr
"If you do." said Judge JTones. c
vu don't want me. I'll never head
lynching mob and I'll never encour
ige murder with a promise of par
Papers Looking Ahead.
The Florence Daily Times says:d
'You may cuss and abuse your news o
apers now. It has been done before
but bere is going to be a time when
you will thank God that you did have
a press in South Carolina that was
nc~t afraid to stand between the pee
pe and the dangers that threatened
them. No newspaper lives for the
day hat is passing. If It is worthy of'
any support at all, it is looking ahead
a. dlooking for you who abue it."
Fight Over Card Game.
Throe men were shot, one kIlled,.r
one atally injured and the other: m
hurt but not seriously near Spartan- h
burg in1 a quarrel po a game of 1a
TELLS ATTORNEY WMT.MAN ALL
ABOUT GRiAFT COLLECTINGS
Rose Said Becker Always Hounded
Him for More Money.-Raided
Dens, Then Got Graft.
"Bald Jack" Rose, the gambler up
on whose testimony was chiefly based
the indictment of Police Lieutenant
Charles Becker on the charge of in
stigating the murder of Herman Ros
enthal. Monday furnished District
Attorney Whitman with a written
statement disclosing in detail the his
tory of his relations with Becker as
one of the police officers alleged graft
Rose, in his "confession", as the
district attorney terms it, gives a
complete table of his collections from
gamblers which he says he turned
over to Becker.
These collections, according to the
"confession", averaged from $12,000
to $15,000 a month and came from a
dozen or more gambling houses. The
means of about ten of them Rose
gave to the district attorney.
Becker, the self-accused gambler
wrote, was continually hounding him
for more money, telling him, he said,
that "the bunch down town isn't get
Rose's statement was several thou
sand words long. The gambler had
been working on It in his cell ever
since District Attorney Whitman got
him to make his first confession a
week ago on the promise of leniency.
Becker's method of bringing the
gamblers to terms was to raid them
first, Rose said. This was the offi
cer's way, he explained, of "getting
After the raid he would offer to
"fix" the case before the grand jury,
Rose charged, provided the unfortu
nate gambler would "come across".
To further impress the gambler Beck
er would procure further warrants
threatening to continue his aids as
long as the gamblers refused to pay
Describing his own relations with
the police lieutenant, Rose said that
his acquaintance began when Becker
raided his gambling house on the
East Side. Rose said he then became
a "stool pigeon" for Becker in his
raiding activities and later his collec
Rose substantIates all that Rosen
thal had charged as to Becker being
his partner in the Rosenthal gam
blIng house. He asserted that Beck
er got 32 1-2 per cent. of the play,
30 per cent. of his own account and
one-half of Rose's share, which was
25 per cent.
In addition to Rose's statement the
district attorney, It was learned, ob
tained telephonic records substanti
ating Rose's story that a few min
utes after the murder of Rosenthal,
Rose called Becker on the telephone
and asked him to come down town at
once and that he communicated by,
telephone with Becker several times
When Palace of Haytian Republican
Was Blown Up.
The national palace was blown up
by a powder explosion and burned
to the ground Thursday and the pres
ident of the republic, Gen. Cincinnat
us LeConte, perished. Members of
his family who were awakened by
the terrific shock found themselves
almost surrounded by flames, but es
The first explosion was followed by
others when the fire reached the cel
la of the palace, where a great
Quantity of ammunition was stored].
So great was the force of the expi>
sions that a number of small cannon,
fragments of iron and shells were
thrown in all directions. Many pa!
ace attendants were' killed and it is
estimated the casualty list will rear;
400 persons killed or injured.
For a time panic prevailed and the
military authorities immediately took
charge. The explosions occurred
shortly after 3 o'clock in the morn
ing and within an hour when the
fire, which was confined to the pal
ace, was extinguished, the structure
was a mass of ruins, from which It
wil. be impossible to recover the body
of the president
At a joint meeting of the chamber
and senate Thursday afternoon Gen.
Tancredo Auguste, senator and ex
minister of public works, was named
ONE MU2RDER EVERY DAY.
This is the July Record in the C9?y of
One murder a day was given as
the average in New York city dur
ing the month of July, according to
the official tabulation compiled by the
police homicide bureau. Records
show that the hot weather always
stirs the murderers to action but dur
ing the month just passed they out
did themselves in activity. A year
ago the July total was about one
fourth smaller than this year.
IGang fights, or hired gangsters are
given as the cause of at lease five of
the murders in Manhattan and the
Bronx and In a number of the re
mainng murders where no arrests
have been made gangsters are
thought to have been back of the kill
ings. Four witnesses testified that
one murder was committed by a po
liceman. In two other murders Chi
namen figures. Little girls were
murdered in a shockingly brutal
manner, and two other children were)
killed by stray bullets in a gang bat
IBlease Presented with Cane.
Governor Blease Tuesday night, at
Rock Hill. was presented with a
gold-headed cane, the gift of several
citizens. 'The Governor spoke in the.
a!rdome in Rock Hill to an immense
crowd. He defended his record, but
rade no direct. reference to Jones.
~The cane bears the inscription, "Te
Governor P.1e2?e, From Friends in
Rock HIll S. C."
White Man to Hang.
At Montgomery, Ala.. less than
Itwo hours aft-er the jury too'k the
case of Walter Jones, charged withl
the murder of Sloan Rowarn, a verdict
of guilty was returned sending him
to the gallows. He is the second
d white man sentenced to hang in
Montgomery county since the wgr.
W 091 19NI" 1 i J
IMPRESSIVE CEREMONIES REET
ED DEMOCRATIC NO INE.
RIGHIT AND JUTICE
Rule the Advanced Theories of the
Candidate, Who Shows How That
Precept Can Be Applied to the
Problems of To-day. - Motley
Slowly and with measured empha
sis, Governor Woodrow Wilson Wed
nesday unfolded the fabric of his po
litical beliefs in a speech formally ac
cepting the Democratic nomination to
Establishing first what he termed
his "faith", he invoked "the rule of
right and justice" to politics, pro
ceeding in succession to show its ap
plication to the tariff, the anti-trust
question, the destoration of the mer
chant marine, the development of wa
terways, the conservation of natural
resources, banking reforms and other
issues of the day.
It was a motley throng that gath
ered at the summer capital of New
Jersey. Officially there was a notifi
cation committee of 52, fepresenting
every State and territory, and with
them came eight of the Democratic
Spread over the green that stretch
es away from the Governor's cottage
to the ocean, however, was a mixed
gathering of several thousand.
College professors and instructors
there were from Princeton and else
where, clergymen from various parts
ot the State, marching clubs with
brass bands, summer folk from sea
side points, women and children, au
tomobile loads of the curious from
New York, Philadelphia and inter
mediate towns and hamlets, and the
usual stream of venders.
A s6mi-circle of automobiles fring
ed the crowd which closed in tightly
on the spacious lawns of the Govern
or's cottage. On the veranda was
grouped the notification committee.
Senator-elect Ollie James, of -Ren
tacky, offcially informed Governor!
Wilson of the action of the Baltimore
Convention In a speech that was fre
Quent!y interrupted by applause. On
the left of Mr. James was Governor
Nfarshall, the Vice-Presidential nomi
nee, and on his right Governor Wil
on. Coverncr Dix of Now York,
Foss of Massachusetts, Baldwin of
Cone-ticut, Donaghey of Arkansas,
Plaisted of Maine, O'Neal vf Alaba
na, and Miann of Virginia, sat nearby.
With solemn attention the crowd
listened to Governor Wilson's speech
of acceptance. Though frequently a
satirical remark brought laughter,
Governor Wilson's exposition of his
political doctrine was received with
The Governor was plainly ill at
ease at the beginning of his speech.
He would have liked to discard the
printed mannscript from which he
read and speak, as has been his cus
"This might be more interesting,"
said the Governor, digrossing for a
moment, "if I didn't have to read it."
As it was the Governor interpolat
ed an epigram here and there which
irew laughter and applause.
"The tariff was one a bulwark,
now it Is a dam," the Governor read,
but catching the puzzled look of his
auditors, added with a laugh, "you
can spell it eIther way."
His audience seemed particularly
pleased with this declaration that the
question of governing was largely
one of good faIth and morals, and
that in the market of life, where
prices climb higher than earnings,
those who buy "'are not even repre
sented by counsel".
Governor Wilson added to his
speech a pointed reference to prose
cutions under the Federal anti-trust
"The means and methods," he
said, "by which trusts have establish
ed monopolies have now become
known. It would be necessary to
supplement the present law with such
laws, both civil and criminal, as will
effectually punish and prevent those
methods, adding such other laws as
may be necessary to provide suitable
and adequate judicial processes
whether civil or criminal, to disclose
thom and follow them to final judg
ment thus overcoming In some degree
the modesty of our.Courts in this
After the speech the crowd pressed
forward to meet the Governor. Al
together, be shook hands with more
than 6,000 people.
BURGLARS STEAL $1,'700.
From a Woman Whose Son They
Thursday night two burglars en
tered the home of Mrs. Hawkin
Hicks, at Hickstown, a suburb of
Durham, N. C., and robbed a trunk
of $1,700 in money.
Mr. Hicks, a son of Mrs. Hicks
and who is about 60 years old, was
awakened about midnight by a noise
in his room. Seeing the two men in
the room he jumped out of bed, but
was knocked senseless by one of the
robbers. The robbers then picked
up a trunk and left' the house.
Mrs. Hicks and a daughter, who
were occupying a room in another
part of the house, were aroused by
the noise and went to Mr. Hicks'
room where they found him in a part
ly dazed condition, and the robbers,
and the trunk had disappeared. An
alarm was given and soon an officer
was on the scene. On the railroad
not very far from the house, the
trunk was found broken open and
the money gone.
The burglars left no clue aid. the!
oflers are blindly at wnrk on the
mystery. The only descrldiOnl Mr.
Hcks ce':ld give wa the biurglors
wen men of gocd av-erage build, but:
wether white or black he could not'
Eln:mdITt May Decline.
It was stated in well Informed cir
ces that the reasons why Great Birit
am has not yet accepted the invita
tion to particinate in the Panama
Pacific oxposition lies n tho failure
of th~e United States to settle the
.qestion of the Parnama canal tolls.
Should the United States4 favor Arncr
ican shipping, it is declared to b",
most likely that Great Britain wUii
.ecu to partiipate.
K I NO1 CM Eu B ACUK
RENVLL MN REIEATE
Hms CnRITCISM1 OF BTFUSE.
IRepeats His Story of Mansion In
t ident and Again Asks Some Per
J. N. King. of Greenville Monda;
)ht gave the following to the pr-s
ring on his controversy witL Gov
"I have read many statement
de by Cole L. Blease brandin:; m4
a 'hobo' and that I went in com
ny with Mr. Watson to his man
n and used profane language, an(
o seen the statement that he woul<
rdon the man who would kill Wat
i or myself if we went to theii
me and used such language as w(
I in his mansion. If the language
ised hurt him so bad, which wai
s: 'If you can not grant my re
est to respite a good old negro wh<
s worked for my friends a grea1
.ny years and who killed a worth
s negro, then, Cole, I am done witl
.' I guess the language, 'Cole, I
. done with you,' is what angered
n so much. If we used such lan
age in his mansion as to warrant E
,n killing another, why did Mrs
ase, his wife, come to the door
k to us for fully five minutes jus1
ore we left the mansion, and asl
to return again, she not knowing
anything that had happened in thE
Pm where we met Cole B-lease. If I
s drunk, as he says, and which wai
le out of the whole cloth, why did
not take me into his home and
-e for me, as I have done for him
many occasions, for I have many
te taken care of Cole L. Blease
en he was helplessly drunk, and
[are him to deny it and face me,
e to face, man to man. Again,
Ile at Greer, when he was there tc
ke his speech recently, he left the
el and did not pay his bill. I wai
n his warm supporter and friend
I paid this hotel bill for him, and
the station told him of it. He said
sty, whose brother he had pardon
who committed one of the vilest
rders in the history of South Car
a, was to pay the bill. I went
k to the hotel, told the proprietor
.t Hasty-the name Hasty whose
ither had been pardoned by the
I Cole L. Blease-was to pay the
ernor's bill, and the hotel pro
etor said he would not take Hasty
it. I did this from my own pock
in order to keep his enemies from
ng it against him. The fact is, I
-e lost some friends by taking the
nd I have against Cole L. Blease,
ny of whom I am glad to lose, for
3 has taught me a life-time les
. and hereafter you will always
I me with high class, honest, hon
ble people for good and honest
-ernment. J. N. King."
n concluding Mr. King gives out
tatement signed by 100 prominent
,enville people attesting the es
m.in which he is held there.
ven Killed Immediately In Ger
nan Mine Disaster.
in explosion of black dayinp and
Il dust Thursday morning In the
ran shaft of the coal nield in the
age of Carthe, four iles from
:haum, cost the lives of 103 min
,accordIng to the official report.
o others were severely and twen
hree slightly injured. Death waE
etically instantaneous in eleven
es. The cause of the explosion
;not yet been definitely ascertain
but it is thought that a blast
ched a big pocket of gas.
'he mnperor, who is now at Essen,
donated 15,000 marks to aid the
2ilies of the victims.
[n the gallery where the worst
ce of the explosion was felt it
ms that there were from fifty tc
hundred miners. Rescue partiee
e been unable to penetrate a pas
e to the prisoners, and hope thai
y have survived the gases and
nes hangs by a thread.
~orty corpses from outlying chan
s have been brought to the sur
e, along with survivors. Ma~ny 01
se are mortally hurt.
Wives and children of the blasi
tims are gathered about the pit'E
uth mourning for their loved ones,
times offcers directing the rescu4
rk are compelled to hold baclk
nzied women who attempt to entes
rhe day shift of 650 men had jusi
~cended Into the workings and
re distributing themselves along
various levels when a series o:
damp explosions occurred.
The detonation was heard at thE
face and the offcials on duty im
diately formed rescue parties 0:
men belonging to the night shift
o rushed back to the pit's mouth
~ether with the villagers.
Bulldogs Beat Burglar.
Left alone to guard the house o:
owner, a bulldog, belonging to E
Williams, a local broker. knowi
possess valuable jewels, met an<
quished a burglar during the ear
hours of Monday night. Mr. an<
s. Williams, returning from a so
.1 function, found the house turne<
sy-turvy while bl'od spots upoi
cloth, the table and pieces o
th torn from the trousers of thi
f, were found on the floor. Ther
re evidences that a burglar ha<
ced an entrance, but the vigorou
tess of the dog had succeeded il
eventing the night visitor from se
ring any spoils. -
Cow Becomes Intoxicated.
The cow wvith a jag is the lates
covery by the department of agri
Iture. A VirginIa husbandmafl
rmed by the performance of a:
dinarily perfectly mild animal af
munching a ration of ensilage
pealed to the sharps in the depart
in t. In vestigati on revealed the
ssy had feasted on fermented corn
tiks and hand simply' gotten? drunl
raw bourbon whiskey-that wa
Brother Kills Brother.
Homer Crandal!. 1 7-year-old so:
Fredrich Crandall of New Yori
e nepe~w whose raarriage incurre
o enmity of E~dwin Haley, but wh
ceive $2.000'.000 of the railroa
an's estate, is dead as the result
na accidenriily hit on the head b
P bq OR M S A N FRIEN D
MILL OPERATTIVE STANDS UP FOR
Who Stood up for Hm When a Cor
poration Attempted to Blchst
Him Without Cause.
The following statement by Olin
M. Rhodes, a former eotton mill op
erative, with reference to his suit in
the "Blackiisting case" against the
Granby cotton mills, Illustrates Ira
B. Jones' attitude toward the man
"In view of certain campaign
charges against the supreme court of
South Carolina and especially its for
mer Chief Justice, Hon. Ira B. Jones;
t-) the effect that they were partial to
corporations and hostile or indiffer
ent to the interests of plain working
men, I feel it my duty to make this
statement to the public.
"In the year of 1907 I was in the
employ of the Granby cotton mills of
Columbia, S. C., as a trucker, and in
consequence of a strike by the loom
fixers in the same mill I was dis
charged by tie company and my
name was placed on a blacklist which
the company sent to other cotton
mills in the State, with the view to
preventing me from getting employ
ment again in any cotton mill. I tried
to get employment In other mills,
but was turned down, and I had to
leave my native State of South Caro
lina and go to Virginia to get a
chance to work.
"I applied to lawyers and they
brought suit for me in Richland
county against the Granby cotton
mills to recover damages for the
wrong done me.
"Upon the trial of the case Judge
Memminger laid down a law that a
man had a right to get employment
without the Interference of anybody
that had a grudge against him, and
that such interference, as by a black
list, was a violation ot a man's rights
as a freeman. The jury awarded ten
thousand (10,000)- dollars damages.
The case was appealed to the Su
preme Court by the mill, represented
by the ablest lawyers of the State,
who raised every possible legal tech
nicality to upset the law as declared,
or at least to force a new trial. The
Supreme Court, presided over by
Chief Justice Ira B. Jones, dismissed
the appeal and sustained the verdict
and the rulings of Judge Memminger.
When this decision was published I
rejoiced in the result, not simply be
cause of the money Involved in it for
me or cf the vindication of my rights,
but because of the fact that it was a
guarantee of tb protection of the
great class of working men of South
Carolina against the .tyranny of cor
porations. I am proud that I was
the humble means of securing from
the courts of South Carolina a judie
al decision that is a second declara
tion Cf independence for the working
men of the State. Tne question has
never been up before for decision in
this State and the court could have
decided either way, but it decided
unnimously for the rights of the
working man. All honor to the Su
preme Court of South Carolina and
its Chief Justice, Ira B. Jones.
"I am just now living In North
Carolina, where I have bought me a
farm, but I propose to sell it-and re
turn to Richland county and buy me
a farm to live on in the good old
State of South Carolina.
(Signed) "0. M. Rhodes."
RESERVES GUARD PRISONER.
Mob Threatens to Lynch Mani Sus
pected of Murder.
Naval reserves were on continuous
duty around the jail at Elizabeth
City, N. C., Thursday to protect Ben
Van, charged with the murder of
Clarence Layden, whose corpse was
found about fire miles from that city
Wdnesday afternoon. Van was
brought to Elizabeth City Thursday
morning from Hartford, where the
feeling against him was growing in
tense and mobs were said to be form
ing to attempt to lynch him.
Feeling at Elizabeth City Is also
running high, and Sheriff Reid has
wired Governor Kitchin for permis
sion to take Vann to the State pris
on at Raleigh for safekeeping. Mobs
are said to be preparing to attack the
jail and the authorities fear to keep
the prisoner overnight.
Young Layden, who was only 14
years old, mysteriously disappeared
from his home in Belvidere in com
pany with Vann, who was later ap
prehended in Norfolk, and held in
jail at Hertford pending develop
ments In the search for Layden.
Governor Kitchin wired permis
sion to take Vann to the state peni
tentiary at Raleigh and Sheriff Reid
started for Raleigh with the prison
SHERIFF PUT OFF TRAIN.
Condueer Refuses to Let Black Pris
oner Ride in White Smoker.
Because he would not travel In
the negro compartment, Sheriff V. A.
Spinney, of Augusta, Ala., was eject
ed from a Mobile and Ohio passen
ger train Wednesday afternoon while
carrying a handcuffed prisoned from
~ontgomery to Prattville.
The sheriff purchased two first
class tickets for himself and the pris
oner, and they sat down in the white
smoker. The train had just pulled
out of the station when the conduc
tor, coming around for tickets, or
dered the sheriff to carry his prison
er to the negro compartment. The
sheriff refused to do so, whereupon
he conductor stopped the train,
backed it to the depot and forced the
seri'X and the prisoner from the
The sheriff has employed counsel
and threatens suit. He insIsts that
the Alabama law prohibits whites
from ridIng in the negro coach and
vice versa, and that the conductor's
order therefore was In direct viola
tion of the law. He also miaintains
that as an officer he had~ a right to
carry his prisoner in the white smok
Hen Kils Sn'ke.
A battle between a .b!ack snake
about TWO feet lcrg and a clucking
hen ording a doz~n little chicks.
fought ln a dusty road near M~lon,
0., Tu'sony af:&rnoon was won by
hhen. The~ fih'asted almost an
r.utthe snake, accordin~g to
':as' who stood awoy ready to go
exl'w:3 ass i ance if she need
p!i.never had a "look in".. When
RiV E STREET R1R A S AEO
ITY FOR SLANDER
AOfl' JUSTICE JONES
Dolonel Carlisle, of Governor Bease's
Staff, Put in a Humniiating Posi
tion by Being -Unable to Cive His
Authority for Statement About
Mahon and Judge Jones.
Governor Blease made a statement
it the Gaffney meeting on Thursday
,hat Mr. G. Heyward Mahon, who is
managing Judge Jones' bureau in
.reenville county, was employed by
.he Parker- Mills company and that
this company was ilnaucing Judge
Jones' campaign in that section is
branded as untrue in statements is
ued by both the Parker Cotton Mills
ompany and Mr. Mahon.
The governor told of one of the
reporters that he received this infor
mation from Dr. J. P. Carlisle, a
Greenville dentist, who is a colcnel
Dr. Blease staff. Mr. Mahon called on
Col. Carlisle for the sources of his in
Lrmation imparted to the governor
.nd Dr. Carlisle is quoted as saying
the information was given him in
:onfidence. However, It is stated that
1l. Carlisle promised, after trying
o evade the question, to make a
Cotton Mills DeniaL
The statement from the Parker
otton Mills company is as follows:
"It has come to my attention that
ertain statements have been made
n the daily press to the effect that
kr. G. Heyward Mahon, Manager of
Fdge Jones' campaign in this city,
s a representative of the Parker Cot
:on Mills company and that the Park
r Cotton Mills company is Enancing
,he Jones campaign in this lomaliiy.
"I beg to state that theso state
ents are absolutely wlthout founda
"Mr. Mahon has never represented
?arker Cotton Mills Comnany az a
ialesman or otherwise. He sold, at
me time, for the Osceola Commis
4on company of this city goods man
ifactured by the Parker Cottou hills
mpany's mills. I am advised that
ie has not been connected with tho
)aceola Commission Company for
nore than a year.
"Any Intimation that Parker Cot
on Mills company is financing any
>art of Judge Jones' campaign is, of
ourse, absurd and untrue.
Parker Cotton *ills Co.,
M. M. Trotter,
Secy. & .Asst. Treas.
What Mahion Says.
The statemen from M. G. H. Ma
o. is. as follows:
"I notice that Governor Bleaso has
een ft to connect my name as a rep
-esentative of and selling goods for
he Parker Cotton Mills Co., and that
i information came from Dr. J. P.
larlisle and asked him from whom
.e got his information.
"He said the party asked him not
0o give his name.
"I then demanded of him that he
r!te a statement to this effect. He
red to evade it, but finally promis
d that he would, and I hope he will
nake good his word in the same is
sue of the paper that this Is printcd
"The facts are these: I have not
sold one dollar's worth of goods for
my branch of the Parker Cotton
Wills Co., or for any one connected
vith them for more than one year,
md the statement of the Secretary of
'he Parker Cotton Mills Co., will ver
fy all that I say.
"I further wish .o state that the
arker Cotton Mills Co.. nor any one
onnected with them, have anything
hatever to do with financing or any
:hing ele with the Jones Bureau of
3reenvlle. Very truly,
"G. HI. Mahon."
Quoted Street Rumor.
Dr. Carlisle, who, as stated above,
.s a Colonel on Governor Blease's
;taff, Friday Issued a statement re
~arding the -letter which Governor
Blease says Or. Carlisle wrote him
~ivng information that G. H. Mahon
was connected with the Parker Cot
:on Mills company. Mahon Thursday
lemanded that Dr. Clarlisle correct
the report that he was connected
with the company. Carlisle declared
that what he said was rumored on
:he streets and also told by relia1>ie
Later on In the statement he says:
"So far as I am individually con
cerned. I know nothing whatever of
the particular point in question rela
ive to the Parker mills financing the
Jones campaign, and I said nothingf
oncerninlg them in this matter. And
as stated, it was street rumor."
And yet he wrote it to Governor
lease, who used It on the stump.
Street rumor is very poor authority,
and the fact that Dr. Carlisle used It
places that gentlemen in a humiiat
:ng position. A gentlema~n should be
able to give responsible authority
or such a serious charge.
TRAIN JtDIPS TRACH.I
ihree Killed and Forty Oth,:rs Injur
ed in the Accident.
Two enginemen and a nassenger
were killed, a spectntor fell Ceadi and
torty or more passeng~era weemar
ad shortly before noon Thcursday h7
the derailing of an inbotund train on
the Plymouth division of the NC'
York, New HaTven & Hfartford hii
road in Dorchecster.
The train, madie up ci a JOC0mO
tive, three panngrr coachez and~ a
miles anlt hour when the .:ceumob've
5umped the rails on a aharp curve.
Tw of the pansner car-s followed
the engint c:7 the rails.
The I -.-motivo pie~ged off into a
marsh and half bruised itself. The
mmentm of the train carried two
of th passenger cars over the en
:ie, while the third passent-cr car
and baggage car remained on the
The bodies of the enz~.neer and
freman were found buried deep in
Horrible Decath of Cbil6.
WhIle his mother was abtcn: in an
adjoining room the two-year--od son
of Mrs. Charles WVils of P'etershnrs,
Id., crawled to a kotie o ci elng
soup. topplad into it and weald