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VOL. xxvii _ MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 18.1912 NO.11
IDN' NOTIFY THEM
EE NEBERS Of PROBE COT
lITjEE REAL MAD
THEY DEMAND MEETI
Messrs. Bivens, Greer and Jeffries
Address Letter to Stevenson De
manding that Committee Proceed
.at Once With Work of Probing In
to Eection Fraud.
"Therefore, in behalf of the fair
DAne of the state, we call cpon you
to meet us in Columbia, next .Mionday
at noon and begin this important
:work without any further delay."
Thus concludes a letter written
late Wednesday by J. D. Bivens, J.
X. Greer and R. M. Jeffries, mem
bers of the sub-committee of the
State Democratic Executive Commit
tee, which was appointed to probe
the charges of fraud in connection
with the primary. These members
of the sub-committee met in Colum
i Wednesday claiming that they
not been officially notified that
the meeting had been called off by
They ask Chairman Stevenson by
what authority he nullified the meet
ing, which was fixed for Wednesday
and later called off by Mr. Steven
son until the county papers of the
state print the club rolls, they had
been requested by Mr. Stevenson to
The three members of the sub
committee protestedngainst the ac
tion of three members of the sub
committee in Charlotte in postponing
the r eting of the committee from
Wednesday, and proposed they meet
next Monday organize and lay plans
for the immediate completion of the
work. It is also suggested that the
entire committee hold 'sessions in the
'various countig where fraud has
"By the time that this is complet
ed" says the letter of Chairman Stev.
enson, "we will have in our posses
sion the club rolls and poll lists of all
counties of the state and additional
meetings of the sub-committee can
be held in those counties where, af
ter an inspection of the rolls, the
oenmittee may deem it necessary. By
this method, the entire matter can
be sifted to the bottom in three
weeks. To wait on the club rolls be
pre beginning the work will delay
per report indefinitely."
W. F. Stevenson, chairman of the
sub-ecnmittee, postponed the meet
ing of the committee till a future day
to be selecteed by the chairman,
when there will be-more for the com
mittee as a whole to attend to.
That the committee will either
fihd enough proof of fraud to war
rant the retakinkof the tirst primary
or else -declare Governor Blease the
nominee-are the two courses before
the committee- as outlined by State
Chairman John Gary Evans. Mr.
Evans, speaking of the in
vestigation recently held in Spartan
burg, said that he had no doubt what
ever that it would be fair and thor
ough, and that the men named on the
sub-committee would go to the, bot
tom of the matter.
In Mr. Evan's opinion, If sunficient
evidence of fraud is found, the state
executive committee will order . h
primary which has been held aladz~y
thrown out and the voters of the
state will be called on to atgvn +>
press their preference for goveror.
Unless sufficient gr unds -.rc found,
Mr. Evans, stated of course the comn
mittee will declare Mr. Blesse the
nominee of the party. He ritted thac
if another election Is order1 1 i
would be in a short ti -a, ce-'-.:lnly
some day before the ge', mi electionl
FLTPS TO HiS DEATH.
Expert Biraman Attempted Flight in
At Chicago, Aviator Paul Peck, of
Weahington, D. C., holder . of -the
American' duration flight record,
was killed in a fall with a biplane
Wednesday night while flying In a
*gusty wind. He attempted too steep
a spiral, and when he struck the
ground the heavy engne crashed
through the wreckage, striking him
in the neck.
A gusty wind blew at Cicero field
all day and Director Andrew Drew
posted the customary warning to avi
ators against going up. Peck, be
lieving his~small .biplane would be
fast enough to carry him through the
choppy wind, went out in spite of the
At about eight hundred altitude
be started to come down In a spiral
glide. Because of the unusually
small span of his machine, Peck got
into too steep a spiral ,his aeroplane
slid in toward the center of the vor
tex, and he could not bring It back.
WHITE MAN IS FOUND DEAD.
Attempt at Identification Proves a
A Timmonsville dispatch says a
white man was found dead by the
railroad track Wednesday morning
one-half mile from Cartersville. The
men of Cartersville have put forth
every effort to Identify him. He had
nothing about his person to give the
slightest clue to his Identity except
the clothes that he wore were bought
at Coker & Company's In Hartsville.
It is supposed he fell from train 55
and died instantly. He Is six feet
tall, sandy hair, sharp features and
weighs about 155 pounds. Has on
-dark gray suit. . He will be burled
here at eleven o'clock Thursday un
less he Is Identified.
-Women to Put Out a Ticket.
A Republican ticket composed en
tirely of women candidates will be
placed In the field In Idaho this fall
against the reguilar Republican and
Progressive tickets. The women an
nounced that they had become dis
gusted with wrangling, and decided
to place a ticket of their own before
Two Menl Were Killed.
Two men riding on a single motor.
cycle were killed in ;t collision be.
tween their machina~ and a tiwn
town corner. The dead men could
not be Identified .Both received frac
tunea skulls. -. a ..
POURS MILK ON 0MB
SAVES TWENTY-SEVEN FAMILIES
IN A TENEMENT.
Flame of Fuse Within Half an Inch
of Deadly Machine When Fire Was
The New York World says Antonio
Janike, a milkman, of No. 128 East A
One Hundred and Thirtieth street,
was making his rounds before day
light when he came to No. 231 East
Ninety-ninth street. He carried his
case of milk bottles in one hand and
a lantern in the other to guide him
up the darkened stairways of the
tenement, which houses twenty-seven
families, to the top floor, where Vin
cent Picclo lives with his wife and m
As Antonio reached the top of the ti
stairs he saw a red something sput- T
tering away in the darkness. He w
turned his lantern upon it and saw It sc
was the end of a lighted fuse that T
was rapidly eating its way to a per- o:
cussion cap on an Infernal machine. fa
Antonio quickly ripped off the cov- h
er of one of his milk bottles and cl
drenched the fuse. Then he ran P
downstairs and found Policeman Nau m
who went to the tenement with the ?
milkman and took the bomb to the to
police station ,after making .a thor- to
ough examination of the premises. to
He found that Piccio is the only sa
talion living there. Piccio said he w
had never received any Black Hand se
letters, but the police are confident h
that he has and that the person or ax
persons who placed the bomb at his Jo
door and determined to kill him, hE
even if in doing so the lives of all to
the others were taken also. oc
Tie entire tenement was thrown w
nto a panic when it was discovered
that the .house bad been marked for gi
destruction. Protestations of grati- fC
tude were showered upon Antonio m
when the policeman told them that ti
they owed their lives to the milk- M'
man for his quick wit in dousing the H
fuse with milk, because there was ti
only half an inch left of the fuse he
to burn. D
The Bureau of Combustibles was is
notified and Inspector Eagan, three is
of whose fingers were blown of when gr
he opened the infernal machine sent a
to Judge Otto Rosalsky, examined
the ,bomb at the station house. It to
was shaped lke a dumbbell, the at
handle being about a foot long and m
six Inches In diameter, while the M
round nobs at each end were con- ed
siderably larger. m
It weighed about eight pounds, R
and was filled with dynamite and pe
nitro-glycerine. The. caps were . ade th
of fulminate of mercury. Eaga aid m
that the fuse must have been about in
a foot long, so as to give the per- ta
son who placed it enough time to es
cape before it went off.
"In all my experience of eighteen M
years," said Eagan, "I have never en
seen a more deadly bomb than this. Di
If It had gone off it would have de- de
stroyed the entire building and prac
tically wiped out every family with- 12
n. I do not think a single soul va
would have escaped." be
WOMEN PLAN FOR RIGHTS. hi
New Era Club Is Organized at Spar- of
The New Era elab was organized gs
y the ladies of Spartanburg Wed- hi
eday for the purpose of studying 0]
the question of woman- suffrage. The ro
rembers of the club are: President,
Mrs. Helen G. Howland; vice presi- fe
dent, Mrs. W. L. Abbott; secretary, W
iss Garland Rice; treasurer, Mrs. 14i
. () .Frierson. A. W. Smith was ap- of
pointed chairman of the committee ge
n constitution and by laws.
The following names were enroll- ne
ed: Mrs. E. 0. Frierson, Mdrs. A. W. is
mith, Miss Garland Rice, Miss Mitt in
uRant, Mrs. H. A. Taylor, Mrs. bE
E. 0. Frierson, LMrs. William Fisher, or
iss Marion Evans, IMiss Sarah Har- hi
yin, Dr. Rosa H. Gantt, Mrs. V. M. s'
dontgomery, Miss Lois Montgomery, Ot
Mrs. M. H. Gwynn, Mrs. Armstrong, l1
Miss Edith Porcher, Mrs. W. L. Ab- gr
bott '- a. Helen G. Howland, Mrs.
J. M. ison and Mrs. H. M. Trim- ni
All meetings are to be open meet- y~
ings and all women are invited to it- st
tend, whether members or not, for eI
it is through these members only le
that the earnest and serious purpose
of the club may best be explained. m
Weekly meetings will ,be held alter- d
nately in the afternoon and evening. tb
WARNS AGAINST SWIDLElMS tb
Many Orchardizing Schemes Fakes,
Says the Government.
The department of agriculture in a to
report soon to be Issue, will sound bi
a note of warning to all intereste:1, li
against orchard investment schemesw
that hold out promises of prolts far
in excess of what the department
experts regard as warranted. Many ,
lnqiuiries have reached the depart
ments regarding orange, apple and p(
other enterprises, where the orchard- w
izing is to be done by proxy and in b:
some cases the claims of profits are al
alluring in the extreme. It is possible
that some of these claims will be w
called to attention of the postoffice gi
department, because of the circulat- be
ing of alluring literature through b)
Gives Up in Utter Gisgust,.
A defeated candidate issues this ~
validictory: Dear voters of Colleton a:
I desire to thank you very kindly for T'
the few votes you gave me in the
first primary and will say, if my
mind does not change, I do not '
think I will ever be in the race
again for anything. I want you alla
to know that I voted for Gov. Blease
and against B. R. Tillman. t
Wife Got Very Tired Soon.
At Atlanta Mrs. E. C. -Kirkpatrick,e
a pretty girl who has been marriedC
only one week, rues her childhood
romance and already wants divorce,.
She was Miss Thelma Reese. She
says she was worried into marryingg
her husband .by his assiduous atten- h
Succumbs to His Injuries. e
The State says H. C. Steinheimer, o
who was injured Sunday afternoon a
when his motorcycle collided with fi
an automobile driven by W. T. Phil
ips on north ~Main street, died at a b
local infirmary at One o'clock Wed-IC
ITNESSES RELATE DETAILS Of
THE SAD AFFAIR
lOW RILEY WAS KILLED
ccording to' the Testimony H. Was
Shot to Death by G. Moy. Dickin
son on His Premises About One
O'clock Friday Morning in the
Town of Bamberg.
As stated in our last issue the
.ost terrible and mysterious tragedy
rer enacted in Bamberg occurred
Lere about half-past eleven o'clock
hursday night when W. Paul Riley
as shot to death by G. Moye Dicki
n, on the premises of the latter.
he two men were representatives
the motsorpminent and influential
milies of the town and both stood
gh in social as well as business cir
es, 'Mr. Riley being cashier of the
eople's Bank, and Mr. Dickerson
anager of the local cotton oil mill.
They had not been on friendly
arms for several years and it is hard
imagine what induced Mr. Riley
p visit the premises of Mr. Dickin
4n at such an hour of the night. He
as not a drinking man and had been
en on Main street only about one
our before the tragedy occurred
id at that time he was in his usual
vial and happy mood. Some think
must have suddenly become men
fly unbalanced and while in that
ndition wandered into the premises
here he was killed.
The whole community is deeply
eved over the unfortunate affair,
r there were few men in 'Bamberg
ore universally loved and respected
an W. Paul Riley and his slayer.
r. Riley and their only son were in
andersonville, N. C., at the time of
e tragedy and expected to return
me to join him next week. Mr.
ckinson surrendered to the sheriff
mediately after the shooting and
now in custody. He is much
leved over the occurrence and is in
highly nervous state.
The details of the affair are best
Id by the witnesses who testified
the coroner's inquest, their state
snts as recorded are given below.
ayfield and Free have been retain
to defend Mr. Dickerdson, and will
ake application for bail before
.ce at Aiken. Solicitor Gunter ap
ared at the inquest to represent
e state. The following affidavit
ode by Mr. Dickinson will be used
the effort to obtain bail and con
ins his version of the affair:
"Personaly appeared before me G.
Dickinson, deefndant in the above
tited action, (of the State vs. G. M.
ckinson,) who, being duly sworn,
poses and says:
"That on the night of September
1912 he carried his little son to a
udeville show in the town of Bam
rg, S. C., and returned therefrom
about 10 o'clock at night, going to
3 home 'situated in the county and
te afo-esaid, on the intersection
two streets within the corporate
nits of the own of Bamberg.
"That upon returning home, he, to- 1
ther with the other -members of
family, retired. A guest, Miss
ar Leigihtcn1, occupied a front bed
"That shortly after retiring, depo
nt does not know how long, as he
t drowsing and perhaps 'sleeping,
ty, his daughter, Rebecca, a girl
about 1 2 years of age, who, to
ther with .his little eon and wife,
re occupying the room with depo
Dt, said to deponent that 'a tramp
at the window.' Deponent think
that his daughter possibly had
en dreaming, told her there was no
e there, but upen being assured by
frightened child that there was
meone near the window, looked .
t and saw the shadow and the out
ies of a person creeping along the-1
ound on his hands ad knees.
"That thereupon deponent In his:
ht clothes unarmed, went through:
s back door and out inte his back 1
rd and saw the figure of this man1
11 hurriedly going In a stooped and
awling position toward the gate
ding Into deponent's barn yard.
"That deponent twice called to this1
n to stop and hold tup his hands1
ponent running after him, but that
is man Instead of heeding this sum-1
ns rushed into the back yard; ati
e gate deponent stopped. At this I
ment deponent's wife ~called to himi
get his gun.
"That deponent thereupon hurried-1
secured his gun from his house1
Id loading the same, again -returned
his back yard, and ran to his
Irnyard gate and stood there In his
ght clothes some moments trying
see the man, but in the meantime
iting for his wife to bring a light
that a search could be made of de- I
nents premises, and If possible to
'rest the supposed felon.
"That after waiting some time de
nent's wife not having appeared
Ith the light ,he called to her to
*ing him the lantern, which she did
ter some minutes.
"That upon the appearance of his
ife with the lighted lantern, he, to
ether with his wife, approached his
trn and examined part of the sta
es, finding no one.
"That deponent preceeding his wife
en went to another stall, leaving
r with the light some distance, and
ling upon her to bring the light,
id as deponent entered the door
Ly of the stall the man hiding there
struck a terrific blow at depon
it, and deponent evading the same
as rushed upon by the man, who
ized deponent's breach-loading
otgun with wiceh deponent was
-med, and attempted to 'wrest it
om deponent's grasp, but falling in|
tis, either sprang off froin depon.
it or in the struggle was shoved of f
'om deponent. That deponent call
1, "throw nup your hands,' and the
mmand not being obeyed, depo-n
it laboring under great excitement
*d conscious of great personal dang
from the supposed culprit, fired his
an. Deponent is not conscious of
iving pulled but one trigger of his
un, but is informed that two wounds
ere found upon deceased. Depon
'it further states that the struggle
ver the gun was brief, and that the
nsault upon him was sudden and
"That Immediately upon the body
aving fallen deponent's wife was
illled upon by deponent to hasten
ascertained who deponent had shot
"That deponent and the deceased ani
ent and his wife that this man wa1
Mr. W. Paul Riley, of the town o1
"Deponent did not know who the
malr was he shot until after he has
done so, and had made an examina
tion with the lighted lantern. Could
not tell who It was in the dark.
"Deponoent was on his own prem
lees, and the deceased was at the tim
deponent fired and deceased fell it
the said barnyard of deponent.
"That deponent ad the decased had
had a difficulty some five years ago
and from that time neither had spo
ken to the other; that the deponeni
cannot account for the conduct of the
deceased, nor can he explain the ac
tions of the deceased in being upot
the premises of this deponent i the
night time the deponent regrets the
unfortunate tragedy and the circum
stances which led deponent to firing
upon the deceased and thereby tak
ing the life of the deceased. That
the above deponent saith (being a
brief statement) and no more, being
advised that the same is sufficient for
this motion and bail."
The testimony of the witnesses
who were cxamined at the inquest
was as follows:
Testimony at Inquest.
Miss Olar Leighton being duly
sworn says: "I was at the home of G.
Moye Dickinson last night. I did not
see or hear anyone at the window. I
heard someone outside, and say halt,
hold up your hands. When he said
that I heard the running.
"It was Mr. Dickinson that I heard
say halt. Mrs. Dickinson and her two
children were in the house. Mrs.
Dickerson and her two children had
retired. I was the last to go to my
room. I thought I heard someone
run, Mrs. Dickinson told Mr. Dickin
son to get his gun, he had been In the
yard and came back, I guess, he got
his gun, and I heard him go back
Dut, later on I heard some shots. Mrs.
Dlckiion' was in the yard with Mr.
Dickinson, she had the light. In
about three or four minutes I heard
the shot; after the shot Mr Dickin
son said, 'Oh, I have killed Paul Ri.
ley.' I did not go out, I didn't hear
:hem say anyone was there. I don't
know what kind of gun it was. I havo
seen Mr. Riley on the streets here. I
hadn't heard Mr. Dickinson speak
if Mr .Riley at any time.
"I am 17 years of age. I am. sec
2nd cousin to Mrs. Dickerdson.
Rebecca Dickinson being sworn
says: "G. M. Dickinson is my fath
ar. He was at home last ight. We
iad retired when the trouble com
nenced. I told him there was a
ramp at the yard. He was sprawling
)n his all fours. I heard him say
iold up your hands. Father had no
;un then. Mother told father to get
is gun. The lot was about as far
prom this house as across this hall.
ather got his gun and told mother
:o get the light. They went towards
he lot. In a few minutes I heard the
iun shoot. I then heard mother cry
tnd father said "I have killed Paul
tiley. The body was in the lot."
"There was no light in our room
vhen I saw the man at the window,
ehen I told father he came and
aw the man. When father and
nether went out we went in the
'ront room. I heard the shooting
Lnd heard father say, I have killed
aul Riley. All of our family occu
es the same room and there was no
tret on the side of the house I saw
he shadow. All of us was undress
"Father was outside, when he told
he man to hold tup his hands. The
treet is on the south and east side
f the house, and the lot is on the
rest. Father went to the window
he man was running off. Father
an out in the yard and said hold up
rour hands. Father was in his night
Mrs. Dickinson's Statement.
Mrs. G. Moye Dickinson, being du
y sworn says:
"I am willing to testify in this
ase. I heard my husband say It is a
nan, and went out in the back yard.
heard him say, hold up your hands,
ad heard them run. Moye said bring
ne a light. I told him to get his gun.
ie came in and got his gun. I took
he light in the yard. Whin I went
,ack we went to the stables and
iearched all around. I saw a man
un out of the stables, I could not
iee what took place. He was between
ne and the man. I had a lantern,
yut -It gave a poor light. I heard one
shot fired. We were near the sta
ales. The man did not fall, and ran
everal steps. Moye fired again, the
ihots were almost together. Previous
: the shooting Moye called, hold up
r'our bands. The man made no re
)ly. He had before that called hold
ip your hands. Moye said hold the
ight and he saw it was Paul Riley.
When the man was running I told
toye to shoot. Don't know how he
as dressed. I didn't know who it
was until after the shooting. Mr.
Dickinson did not know. We had
men asleep; had on our night clothes.
here was no street on that side of
the house. I was about ten feet
lrom the man when he ran osut of the
stable. The light was very poor. We
:ould not tell it was a white man. He
tad never been in my house. 'Mr. RI
ley and my husband were not on
good terms; did not speak. Had not
poken for five years. I saw Mr. Ri
ley after he fell. He fell on his face.
Did not see anything in his hands.
Did not see him attempt to do any
thing to Moye. He never spoke.
There was nothing in the stable. Mr.
Riley was cashier of the People's
Bank. They had not had any recent
trouble. This was about 1 o'clock.
nly saw one wound in the back of
the head. Moye was just a few feet
-about ten feet-when he fired the
first time, and he fired the second
shot almost immedately.
Mrs. G. M. Dicknson."
Dr. Stuckey's Testimony.
H. J. Stuckey, being duly sworn,
"E. Dickinson. V. Bounds Ethridge
and mysef were among the first to
arrive after the shooting. We were
told by a negro that Mr. Dickinson
had killed Paul Riley in his lot. We
went into the lot with a lantern and
the first thing we saw Mr. Ri~
ley's hat. We went on and fo-und
Mr. Riley lying on his face in Mr.
Dickinson's lot. I examined the
body and found a wound about three
incies in diameter in the back of his
head; some brain and blood was near
him. I said to the policeman. Mr.
Dickinson, that we search to see if
he had any weapon on him .I after
wards found a wound in the left
shoulder joint. This and the other
....... bein maden by a gun shot
WILL ENFORCE LAW
GIRLS CANNOT WORK AFTER
TEN O'CLOCK AT NIGHT.
Commissioner Watson Says Stringent
Steps Will Be Taken to See That
There is No Violation.
I "My department intends to see
that the law prohibiting the working
of women after 10 o'clock at night
must be strictly enforced," said E. J.
Watson, commissioner of commerce,
agriculture and industries, Thursday
morning in discussing the case of
A case was brought against Joseph
Lines, proprietor of the Columbia
Candy factory in Magistrate Fowles'
court Thiursday morning, for work
ing women after 10 o'clock at night
in violation of the state law of the
State. There were three counts
brought against Lines. He was con
victed on one and fined $10, while
the other two were nol prossed.
The prosecution was brought by
Factory Inspector Bonner, who Is
connected with the State department
of commerce, agriculture and indus
tries. The witness against Lines was
Miss Swancy, a former employe. Miss
Swancy testified that Lines required
her to work after 10 o'clock.
Lines gave as his defence that it
was not compulsory for his women
employes to work after 10 o'clock at i
night, but he further testified that
he was ignorant of the fact that such I
a law is in the statutes. He prom
ised not to further violate the law.
Col. Watson further said Thursday
morning that his department will j
take stringent steps to prosecute all
violators of the act that requires
stores employing women to have I
stools for them to sit on and the one 1
that forbids them working after 10 1
o'clock at night. The pertinent para- <
graphs of the act in question follow:
"Be It enacted by the general as
sembly of the State of South Car- t
lina, That from and after the passage
of this act the hours of labor for wo.
men employed in the mercantile es
tablishments in this state shall be
limited to 60 hour per week, not to t
exceed 12 hours in any one day, and x
that such female employes shall not s
be required to work later than the a
hour of ten o'clock p. m. The en- s
forcement of this law is placed in I
the hands of the commissioner and I
"Any employer of female labor in s
mercantile establishmentr who shall
violate the provisions of this act shall
be deemed quilty of a misdemeanor s
and shall be punished by a fine of
not less than ten dollars nor more
than forty dollars, or imprisonment t
of not less than ten days nor exceed- t
ing 30 days."
WIFE OF JOHNSON KILLS SELF.e
Shunned and Unhappy Because She 1
Married a Negro. f
A dispatch from Chicago says be
ing shunned and unhappy because she
had married a negro, the wife of
Jack Johnson, world's champion
heavyweight pugilist, shot herself
Wednesday nght and died Thursday
morning. She was 31 years of age
and the daughter of Mrs. David Ter
ry of Brooklyn. When she married
Johnson, she was the divorced wife
of Clarence Duryear, a well known
New York turfman.
During the trip to Las Vegas. N.
M., where Johnson fought Jm Flynn,
the black's wife told friends she was .
very unhappy, as her former friends
avoided her because she was wedded
to a negro. -
Soon after Johnson left his home:~
Wednesday night she called her two
maids and placing an arm arotund .2
each asked that they kneel in pray
er. After she had prayed for some
time, she sent the maids Into differ
ent rooms. Hardly had they closed
the doors hb'aind them when thehI
heard a shot and rushing in found
the woman on the floor.
She had been in such a condition
or several months that, on the advice
of a doctor. Johnson had employed
two women attendants to watcti her.
He was to have taken her to Las
Vegas. N. M., for her health, and
was away getting tickets when she
OPPOSED TO GV. BLEASE.
Next Legislature Sad to Be Against
A dispatch from Columnbia to tiret
Augusta Chronicle says that returnsr
received, from all oounties n South
Carolina for the first and second
primaries indicate that there will be
seventy certain supporters of the pol-t
iies of Judge Ira B. Jones in the
House to twenty-nine supporters for
the Governor. The attitude of twen
ty-five members is unknown, al
though it is thought that there willt
be a two-thirds majority for Jones.
In the Senate there are thirty cer
tan supporters of Judge Jones. 1
Twelve are for the Governor and two
are uncertain. From this it would
seem that there has not been much
change in the General Assembly on
the factional lines.
Wants to Lynch Three More.
Further lynching as a result of the
recent fatal- assault .by negroes on
the young daughter of a prominent
planter near Cumming, Ga., was nar
rowly averted Wednesday afternoon.
Three negroes. Oscar Daniels, Delia
Daniels and Ed Collins. confessed
that they were implicated in the at
Itack upon the young girl.
Another Very Close Race.
The Sheriff's race in Colleton
county was very close on Tuesday,
The vote stood L. G. Owens, 1.179
and W. R. Fox 1.176. a difference of
only three votes in favor of Owens.1
Aviator Has Narrowv Escape.
At Greensburg, Pa.. Aviator Carl
Palm ore of New -York fell 300 feet
Wednesday and escaped with a dis
located ankle and slight bruises. His
machine was wrecked.1
two gun ghots. The wounds found1
were sufficient to cause death instan
taneousy; death was the result of the
wound in the head.
H. J. Stuckey, M. D."
Arrangements for the funeral and
builof Mr. Riley have been delay-1
ed, ending the arrival of his broth
er Wilson, from New York. .but the<
funeral and burial will pro.bably take
lAWYER IN TROUL
CHARGED WITH MURDERING A
RICH WOMAN CLIENT
BODY SANK IN THE LAKE
The Woman's Name Was Mrs. Szabo
and the Lawyer is Burton Gibson
-He Is Charged With Murdering
the Woman to Get Her Money
Testimony Is Strong.
A dispatch from New York says all
night long Wednesday night private
etectives hung about Burton W. Gib
ion's home at Rutherford, N. J.,
while the headlights of automobiles
were turned on the Gibson house so
that all the exits could be watched.
Evidence Submitted before County
Judge Royce, of Middletown, upon
which a warrant charging Gibson
with murder in the first degree was
issued, was most sensational.
Dr. Schultze, coroner's physician
if New York, swore that Mrs. Szabo
was so injured before she fell into
the water that she never breathed
after she had sunk below the sur
ace. The surgeon said there were
;ricks of jiu jitsu whereby drs. Szabo
could ha.a irflicted a sharp blow in
;he throat which so affected a nerve
L to close her air passage, thereby
naking it impossible to breath. Dr.
chultze said that there was not a
sign of water in the lungs and no
Only expert kow~dge was required
o do the trick, said Dr. Schultze,
who then asked Judge Royce to per
nit him to show how it. could be
lone. Quickly the surgeon pressed a
>ont on the judge throat. The Judge
;asped and not long after that issued
he warrant. It was planned to ar
raign Gibson before Judge Royce
Gibson came to New York Thurs
lay morning trailed by private de
ectives and a squad of newspaper
non. As he calked through the
treets to his office a crowd of sever
s hundred people followed him. Gib
on, with a private detective, went to
Lis office and awaited the arrival of
)eputy Sheriff DeGraw.
Gibson said to the detectives: "I
hould like very much to go to Mid
lletown and surrender myself -if it
an be arranged. Can' not you see the
ieriff and have this thing done in
.s gentlemanly a way as possible?"
The private detective said he would
alk to Deputy Sheriff DeGraw when
Le arrived. The detective waited for
ome time for DeGraw to appear and
hen leaving Gibson in the company
f the newspaper men remarked: "I
uess I'll have to go and hunt up
)eGraw. He seems to be lost."
Gibson issued a statement just be
ore his arrest reasserting his inno
ence and insisting that there had
keen no struggle, either in the boat
r in the water. "I am not prepar
d," he said. "to believe that the re
>ort will show that Mrs. Szabo died
f strangulation. There certainly
ras no struggle in the water between
irs. Szabo and myself. When she
ame up she did not hit the boat in
uch a manner that would cause her
o die of strangulation. I certainly
id not clutch her by the throat."
Gibson's greatest sorrow was in
ea~ving his little daughter at her
ome in Rutherford, N. J. Being
eparated from her, he said, was "the
rorst feature of the case."
When Deputy Sheriff DeGraw en
ered the building where Gibson has
I office, he met Gibson in the cor
idor and seized him roughly by the
,rm. Gibson protested and said he
Lad been assured by the detectives
Le would not be molested until noon.
)eGrw took him into his custody
THREW ACID IN HIS FACE.
le Screams of a Dying Man Drew
Very Large Crowd.,
Screams coming from a park in
rooklyn late Wednesday night caus
:d a crowd of passersby to hurry to
secluded bench where they found
man with 'hands pressed to his face
oaning that a girl had thrown acid
n his face. The police arrested a
rl who gave her name as Ester
apatan and led her to the park
ench, but the man was so badly
mrned about the eyes that he .could
ot see her. Soon he became uncon
clous and died before an ambulance
Lrrived. Under pressure from the
solice the girl said that she knew
be man as Samuel Kaplan and that
e had taken all her money under
aithess promises of marriage. She
eclared he was one of a group of
windlers wanted in Chicago. Al
hough she insisted that he had tak..
n the acid himself after trying to
orce her to drink it, she was locked
ip on a homicide charge.
JUPED FROMf TENTH FLOOB.
fan Accused of Theft Commits Most
At Dayton, Ohio, Ira Willoughby
umped from a window on the tenth
loor of the Reibold office building
hortly :after midnight Wednesday
norning when accused of the theft
> valuable willow plumes from an
>ffice n the building. The body was
rushed into an almost unrecogniza
nass. Willoughby was being escort
d to the elevator when suddenly he
>roke away from the officers and
lashed *down the hall and leaped
xrough a window. The owner of
he building stated he had not in
ended to prosecute the case. .but
hat he permitted the arrest simply
o scare Willoughby.
Makes Race For Sheriff
Complete returns in the Green
Tille primary show Hendrix Rector
s leading 3. D. Gilr~ath in the race
or sherig by 16 votes. Official tab
lation and recount of returns may
'hange the result, as. some of the
>oxes are believed to have been in
Dog Leads to Master's Body.
Led by a dog searchers found the
ody of Dominick Gervafe, of Coal Cl
;y, Ill., who had been. missing five
lays. He had gone hunting. His
log returned half 'starred and led the
way to his master's body. The min
HELP WILSON FUND
EACH CONTRIBUTOR WILL BE
GIVEN A RECEIPT.
This Receipt Has the Semblance of a
Finely Executed Bond and Will Be
There have been engraved hand
some* certificates, bearing excellent
likenesses of Woodrow Wilson and
Thos. Be Marshall, one of which,
properly executed to fit the individ
ual case, of course, will be issued
from the New York office as a re
ceipt for every contribution of $1
or more to the Democratic national
Each of the South Carolinians
who have made contributions of $1
or more to the fund through The
TIimes and Democrat will in due
course receive his reeipt in this
form, except in cases where lump
sums were transmitted to The State
without a list of the individual con
tributors therein represented.
These receipts, having the sem
blance of a finely executed bond, are
suitable for framing and doubtless
will be carefully preserved by hold
ers as handsome souvenirs of their
participation in a popular movement
that is unique and important in the
political history of the country.
Gov. Wilson has positively pro
claimedithat he relies chiefly for the
financing of his campaign upon rela
tively small subscriptions from the
rank and file of his party. "Tainted
money" is not desired and will not
be accepted. The Democratic nomi
nee purposes to avoid even the ap
pearance of evil. He intends to de
termine by actual test whether it is 1
possible to elect a man president of
the United States without forcing i
him into a situation humiliating to
himself and compromising to his par
ty, where he must seek funds from 1
i. few magnates or from corporate
interests, which naturally would af
:erwards consider him deeply oblig
ed to them.
Formerly it was the custom in
planning a national campaign, to so
licit contributions from the rank and
file more or less half-heartedly, but
to depend for funds upon rela
tively few persons, these being al
most exclusively representatives of
great corporate terests. Quay and
Dudley were adepts in the collection
of campaign iunds after this fashion,
and Mark Hanna reduced their meth
ods to a marvelous system. Standard
Oil, the New York Life Insurance =
company and the great corporations
operating in the protected industries t
-these were the sources on which
the party managers depended. Sums
represented by at least six figures
were received from the principal con- t
sThere have been within the past C
16 years various efforts on the part 1
of candidates and their managers to r
break away from this practice. Most
of these efforts were by the Demo- t
crats. Some were successful to a t
considerable extent. In the Cleve
land campaign of 1892 the sinews
of war were supplied by a host of c
small contributors and the nominee I
was carried to victory mainly through r
the active support of these subscrib
ers. In 1908 William Jenning Bryan
suggested an appeal to the people 1
for funds and iniuch of the money
in the campaign of that year was
thus raised, mainly through news- C
papers. The people of Sotfth Caro
lina made liberal contributions.t
Giov. Wilson has gone further than t
any presidential candidate before ,y
him, further than either of his op- d
ponents, in the matter of disassocla- r
ting a, campaign for the presidency
from corporation influence or the
suspicion thereof, and, on the other .I
and, of enlisting in the campaign c
the active support of the rank and
file of the party. Presumably he has e
had in mind not merely avoidance of
the perils and embarrassments In
seperable from corporation support, a
but also the desirability of develop- a
ig in the generality of voters a
sense of individual responsibility and
of wholesome personal interest.
Personal sharing in the burdens
and responsibilities of his party is
the normal, healthy and proper part
of the individual citizen. So'"believ
ig, Gov. Wilson, has, colloquially d
speaking, "put it up to the people.''
e craves election to the presidency
but would go into the White House
free of o.bligation to special interests.
He wishes to feel himself obligated ~
to the people. This condition he be- I
lieves essential to preservation of a
pure Democratey. Henry Morgenthau ~
chairman of the finance committee
f the national Democratic commit- 1
tee, has described the Issue in this I
"However Independent a man may
may be, It is natural that he will
be called upon *by those who made
his election financially possible to
concede certain privileges, immuni
ties or even more direct rewards in ~
return for their assistance, and a
sense of Indebtedness will make the ~
true equity difficult. Why should
we not pay for, the election of our
candidate for the presidency and so
be sure that he is free to serve us
and is not bound by obligations to ~
interests incompatible with our own?
In other words, why not invite all ~
the obligations upon ourselves? Here ~
is an opportunity to erect a perma.
net monument to real Democracy, 1
which Is in danger of destruction. I
"When a corporation contributes a
great sum of money, who really re
pays It, for repaid it must be? Of
course, the people. Goy. Wilson has(
a very clever way of putting It. He
says that a contribution from the in
terests is like the pail of water you
take in over night from the pump.,
In the morning you use this pall of
water to pour down the pump In or
der to start the water flowing, and
then it flows continuously. The ra-t
tio of the pall of water and the
stream It brings on is equal to thet
1aterests' contributions and the re
"We figure," said Mr. Morgan-t
thau, "that we shall need about $1,- 1
500,000. We believe that it should a
not be difficult to raise that amount.
Of the 7,000,000 Democratic voters
in this country we should be able to
find at least 300,000 who would be
willing to contribute an average of
$5 each. That will give us just the
amount we need. Of course there I
Is no reason why representatives of
the interests may not, even under
this system. make a bid for favor by I
sending a large voluntary eontribu- i
tn ut+ we have provided for such 1
FOUND MUCH FRAUD
IN TWELVE BOXES EXAMINED So
FOR IN ANDERSON -
MANY MORE TO EXAMINE
'he Sub-Committee Files With the
County Committee A DetaCed
Statement on the Illegal Votes
Found in the Twelve Boxes So
Far Examined by It.
A dispatch from Anderson to the
Augusta Chronicle says according to
he affidavits Sled with the county
executive committee Thursday by
:he sub-committee the number of al.
eged irregular votes cast in the re-'
ent primary now totals about 170,
mud 41 boxes out of 53 are yet to be
investigated. The executive com
nittee, upon receiving this repoort,.
:ontinued the sub-committee, which
:onsists of Leon L. Rice, W. H. Can
ield and Thos. Henry Burns, and
;tated that unlimited time would be
iven for a thorough investigation.
The report of the sub-committee
nainly consisted of affidavits, and the
aumber of alleged irregular votes
>ut forward in these affidavits is 130.
the sub-committee some time ago
nade a report to the county exeen.
yive committee In which testimony
mnd affidavits were submitted alleg
ng about 40 irregular votes.. Kurtz
?. Smith ,attorney for Govemor
3lease, submitted several affidavits
efuting the-allegations made in sev
ral of the affidavits and th the teso
imony submitted by the sub-commit
ee to the county committee abeut
wo weeks ago.
Up to date twelve out of the 53
vexes have been examined. The club
olls and the polling lists have been
arefully compared, and the affidav
ts submitted deal with the results
ound in nine of the boxes examined.
The affi4avits allege: . -
That in Ward 6 the names of 14
'oters appear on the polling list,
rhich do not appear on the club roll.
That in Friendship box the names
f three voters appear on the polling
ist which do not appear on the club
That in Sandy Springs box the
tames of eighteen voters appear on
he poll list that do not appear on the
That in the Pendleton box the
tames of six voters appear on the
olling list which do not, appear on
he club roll.
That in the Brogon Mill box the
tames of four voters appear on the -
oling. list which do not appear on
he club roll.
That in Five Forks box the names.
f six voters appear on the polling
ist which do not appear on the club
That in the Three and Twenty box
he name of one voter appears on
he polling list which .does not ap
ear on the club roll.
That in Flat Rock box the names
f three voters appear on the polling
ist which do not appear on the.club
That in the Craytonville box the
ames of seven voters'appear on the
olling list. which do not appear on
he club roll.
That in the Peizer box the names
f thirty-four voters appear on the
olling list which do not appear .on
he 1910 or 1812 club rolls.
That in the Peizer box,,in addition
a the above, the names of thirty-one
cters appear on the polling list that
o not appear even on the 1910 club
That the name of 3. B. Smith ap
ears twice on the Ward 6 polling
st, while it appears only once on the
That In the Peizer .box the names
f M. C. Ellenburg and V. M., Ellen
.urg appear on the polling lists
hile the name of Ellenburg, without
ny initials appears on the club roil,
nd that it appears on the club roll
That the names of A. P. Jamieson
nd J. H. Davis appear on the Peizer
ox 'polling list twice while it does
ot appear but once on the club roil.
The sub-committee intends to hold
requent meetings whenever it is
eemed necessary. In the meantime
corps of clerks, lunder the -enper
ision of the sub-committ'ee,'will con
Inue to examine the club rolls and
oiling lists, arranging them in lists
iphabetical order in order to catch
epeating and other irregularities.
contingency. In the first plasce
soney from questionable sources will
e rejected. In the second place
re have set $10,000 as the limit of
,n individual contribution.
In that way no fewer individuals
an claim credit for the election of
candidate. You may be surprised
o know that we have already had
ccasion to turn down one or two
ontributions -because they exceed
d the limit set. From the way the
ublic is respondinig to our appeal
re are very sanguine about the re
ult of our undertaking. I think we
hall be able to raise tife required
mount, and outside all considera
ions of party such success would be
victory for not only those who con
ributed but for the entire nation."
Returns to the national committee
uidicate the success of. the Wilson
lan to -have the people themselves
nance the campaign of their presi
ential candidate and so be partners
ci a greater sense than ever before
11 the administration of the affairs
'f the nation. Thousands of contri
ution certificates should be procur-.
d .by South Carolinians within the
ext few weeks.
Makes a Remarkable Flight.
At Etmrpes, France, M. Fourney,
he French aviator, last Wednesday
.'on the Criterium prize, offered by
he French Aero club. He made a
otable flight, but failed to equal the
ecord set by Pelles here lost Septem
er, Fourney remained in the air for
3 hours and 18 minites asnd covered
sistance of 628 miles.
Wants Remedy for Plague.
A reward of $10,000 to anyone
rho can perfect a cure for the plague
hat has killed several thousand
orses in Kansas has been offered by
lovernor Stubbs. The Governor de
ided on this action following a con
erence of leading vetenarians when
t was admitted there was no cure