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VOL. XXVIII MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY. JULY 29, 1914
HOT. DOWN IN DARK
ENNOIN IAN TRIES TO SLAY
D. JAMES I'INTOSH
"IWONT BOTHER COLIE"
As Physician is Returning From Hos
pital Would-be Assassin Steps
From Shadow of Tree, Throws Pis
tol at.Him and in Struggle Which
Follows, Fires Shot.
Dr. James H. McIntosh, well known
Columbia physician, was shot and
painfully wounded by an unknown
man, who attacked him shortly be
fore 2 o'clock Thursdey morning as
the physician was returning to his
home in Columbia- along Marion
street after a visit to the Knowlton
hospital. According to statements by
Dr. McIntosh the assilant, after a
struggle, -fled over the wall of the
Presbyterian church yard, -shouting
as he scaled the wall: . "Now, you
won't bother Colie to-morrow," or
-Now, .Colie won't- be bothered by
.he shooting is believed to be ia
result of the iasuance by Dr. McIn
tosh last Thursday, July 16, of a
statement telling that R. A. Richey,
an Abbeville county man convicted of
a grave crime and pardoned by Gov.
Blease, was feigning paralysis, and
denying 'certain statement of Gov.
Blease. This signed .atatement was
issued after Gov. Blease, during his I
speech at Abbeville at the senatorial
campaign meeting, had stated in sub
stance that reports of a commission
f -physicians, of which Dr. McIntosh
was-a member, set forth that "Richey
Iam paralytic and his condition would
improve it released from confine
With the generally believed inten
ti"of c&ntradicting these statements
ot Gov. Blease. Dr. McIntosh stated
that "it is not true that the report of
said committee signed by Dr! Knowl
ton and myself in .any way recom
nnded a pardon or parole for the
saidR .A. Richey, the fact beingethat
both Dr -Knowlton and'l fully agreed
-that paralysis was feigned."
Bloodhounds, summoned from the
- penitentiary, arrived some time-after
the shooting. Bystanders had been
kept way from the part of the wall
which theassailant had scaled in his
- was rel
atively easy. The dogs followed the
trail through the- graveyard to Bull
street and thence down that street
to the corner of Bull -and Pendleton
teets. There the rail -was lost,
abgut half way across Pendleton
Mrs C. Y. Reamer, whose home is
just t-wo..dgors from the coiner of
Bll and Pendleton street, said that
- she happened to be awake at the
-time of the shooting. A few minutes
before she heard the first shot, Mrs.
Reamer said a machine drew up at
the corner. The engine continued to
run, she said, making considerable
noise as if in bad condition. A man
1aughed, This was the only voice
she heard, she said. Then she heard
the shot A few more minutes pass
-ed; and'the mpachine left the corner
Just before the city hall clock struck
Dr. McIntosh was returning to his
home from'Knowlton Hospital about
2 o'clock in the morning when the
unknown gunman stepped fr om be
hind a large tree as the physician ap
proached and demanded that her hold
up his hands, at the same time hold
-ing a revolver'within a few inches of
the doctor's abdomen. Instead of
raising his hands, Dr. McIntosh has
tily clutched the revolver and 'orced
the barrel at an angle across his ab
-domen as the shot w s fired. The
bullet entered about the center of the
abdominal surface and ranged across
to the left side, cutting through the
flesh about five inches.
As the wounded man fell upon the
pavement, the assailant scaled the
wall of the First -Presbyterian church,
before which the shooting occurred,
and fled toward the southern~ part of
the city. As the man was clamber
ing over the &nce, Dr. McIntosh pro
duced his o n revolver and fired
twice at the fugitive without known
effect. As the unknown assailant
disappeared over the church yard
wail, he cried out, with an oath,
"Now, you won't bother Colie to-mor
Dr. Robert A. Lancaster ana J. R.
thepherd, with B. F. Auman, were
the first to reach Dr. McIntosh after
-the shooting. The three men were
awakened by the first shot fired.
They waited and in a few moments
four or five shots were fired in rapid
succession. They could se'. the
flashes in the dark. Then came the
cry for help. Up to this time the
three men had hesitated. When the
cry came for help, however, Dr. Lan
caster said that he could wait no lon
ger and the three men, with trous
ers slipped on over nightclothes and
in -bedroom slippers, started in the
direction of the cry, which seemed to
grow weaker. When the three men
reached their front porch the last
shot was gred.
Running across the street Dr. Lan
easter called out:
"What Is'it? Who are youi?"
"Dr. Mcintosh," came the 'eply.
"No, Dr. Lancaster," said Dr. Lan
caster, who' for the moment thought
-- - he ha' beeca mistaken fcr Dr.
"This is Dr. McIntosh,"~ came from
the wounded man, who was lying on
"Why, doctor! What does this
mean?" asked Dr. Lancaster, running
To Dr. Lancaster Dr. McIntosh said
that he thought he had been followed.
or shadowed recently and since he
had been impressed with this convic
WILSON WILL NOT PUSH JONES
Longest Fight of -Administration Ends
When Chief Executive Calls Back
Name of Chicago Man.
President Wilson late Thursday
ended the bitterest fight of his ad
ministration by withdrawing the nom
ination of Thomas D. Jones of Chi
cago, to be a member of the federal
reserve board. Mr. Jones had writ
ten urging this action
The message of withdrawal reach
ed the Senate just as Senator Reed
of Missouri, one of the Democrats op
posing confirmation of the appoint
ment, was concluding a vigorous de
nunciation of the International Har
Tester company. of which Mr. Jones
Is director, and those responsible for
its existence and operations. It cre
ated a mild sensation and cut short
a debate that promised to run in
With the brief message the presi
dent sent copies of Mr. Jones' letter
and his reply. Opposition to the
nominee had been fed on his con
nection with the Haestei' company,
which is under Indictment as a trust,.
The Senate tanking committee had
submitted a majority report adverse
to confirmatiri. signed by all the Re
publican and two Democratic mem
bers. Mr. Joneq wrote that this re
port was based on "a distortion of
facts and perversion of the truth".
At the White House it was said
he president's action did not indi
cate that there had been change in
his determination to insist upon the
confirmation of Paul M. Warburg,
whose nomination to the reserve
board board also is being opposed.
Nothing has been heard from Mr.
Warburg in regard to-his appearance
before the banking committee and
Senator O'Gorman, who is under
stood to have been endeavoring to
persuade Mr. Warburg to change his
mind and accept the committee's in
vitation, is not expected to return to
Washington until Friday.
While Senator Reed was speaking,
Secretary Tum-ulty held a conference
with Senators Hollis and Pomerene,
who with Senators Lee of Maryland
and Shafroth have been most active
in'urging the confirmation of Mr
Jones. The president's secretary had
not long been in conference with the
seators from Ohio and New Hamp
shire before the purpose of his mis
sfn'w9 whitipered abott-the Sengte
lobby. . In .executive session a few
minutes later the formal announce
ment of the withdrawal was received
When the Senate adjourned, how
ever, there was a Democratic love
feast in the cloak room. Senator
Hitchcock, in speaking of the effect
of the message, said: "The message
certainly lifted a load from a great
many Democrats. It was a great re
ief -to some who already know who
were still uncertain. I am sure it is
a good thing for the Democracy."
President Wilson is said to have
been determined to press Mr. Jones'
omination until Thursday when he
oncluded that the anti-trust pro
gram might be endangered if the
fight in the Senate was continued.
Sunday School Picnickers Hurt When
Freight -Hits Trolley
Two hundred and seventy-nine
children, their mothers and Sunday
school' teachers, left Bridgeport,
Conn., Wednesday to go by trolley to
the Sunday s-hool picnic at Norwalk,
given by the Point Union Mission of
Bridgeport. While they were return
ing a loaded freight trolley car of the
Oonnecticut company, which belongs
to the New Haven railroad system,
rashed head on into two of the cars
loaded with women and children.
Three persons were killed instantly,
another died in Bridgeport Hospital
and it was said, in both the Bridge
port and - Norwalk hospitals, that
other deaths would result.
revolver when away from his home
Dr. James McIntosh, father of Dr.
James H. McIntosh, made the follow
ing statement, as repeated by his son
when he reached Knowlton's hospi
tal after being shot:
"Dr. McIntosh left Knowlton's hos
pital about 15 minutes to 2 o'clock
this morning. As he was passing
along Marion street by the first Pres'
byterion church a man stepped out
from behind a large tree and called,
'Hands up,' presenting a pistol as he
did so Dr. McIntosh grabbed the
pistol and grappled with the man. In
the scuffle the pistol was placed
against Dr. Mcintosh's stomach and
'fired one time. Dr. McIntosh stag'
gered and fell to the ground. Im
mediately the assailant left, crossed
the sidewalk and .iumped the fence,
saying, 'Colie won't be bo'hered with
you to-morrow.' Dr. McIntosh got
his own pistol out and fired twice as
his assailant got over the fence. Ar
istant later he fired the remaining
three chambers to attract attention.
The attacking party disappeared
through the Presbyterian grave yard
"Dr. McIntosh has never been it
the habit of carrying a pistol, but be
ing suspicious for the last three
nights that he was shadowed he had
taken his pistol along with him."
It was announced at the hospita:
later the wound was described as ver>
1superficial. The doctors conditior
was pronounced ''splendid''.
John K. Aull, private secretary o1
Gov Blease, issued this statement:
"Gov. Blease regrets the occurrence
very much, as I do. I have a very high
personal regard for Dr. McIntosh 'and
~now that the governor has also. The
governor's office will lend all possible
aid for the apprehension of the part)
MEET IN COLUMB
BLEASE SAYS NO FRIEND Of HI
SHOT DR. 'INTOSH
MAKES FOOLISH THREAl
Tells Audience "If Anybody Start
Something Lots of You Will bo
Carried Out, For We Are Here Pre
pared"-Pollock and Jennings Ad
vertise the Record of Gov. Blease
"We would report that we find Mr
Richey suffering from a marked neu
rosis, that the same closely simulate!
a true paralysis," is what Gov. Colo
L. Blease Thursday read at Columbis
from what he said was the origina'
certificate handed him by Mr. W. R
Richey signed by Drs. James H McIn
tosh and A. B. Knowlton ~on their ex
amination of R. A. Richey, the Abbe
ville man, while he was in the.peni
tentiary and prior to his being par
The governor read the whole cer
tificate while the 3,000 people whC
packed and jammed the Columbis
theatre listened closely during the
tense moment. This was in answer tc
the published statement from Dr. Mc
Intosh that he and Dr. Knowlton had
agreed that Richey's paralysis was
Dr. McIntos% was not on the itage,
but w.s lying in Knowlton's Infirm
ary, where he was taken for treat
ment early Thursday morning after
having been shot by a man who held
him up on Mlarion street and who fled
over the Presbyterian church yard
wall after he had assailed him. The
governor said he was sorry that Dr.
McIntosh was not on the stand and
went on to say that "no Blease man
did the deed". Referring to the
shooting, "Blease has got no friends
who hold men up," he said.
Stirred by the attempted assassina
tiori of Dr. McIntosh the audienc'
gathered for the senatorial meeting
under a high tension. Long before
the hour for the speaking to begin the
thiatre was filled with. partisans of
all the candidates, and by 11 o'clock
every seat was taken and every avail
I able inch of standing room utilized
and many were unable to get in.
United States Senator E. D. Smith
was given an ovation which lasted
several minutes and received good
attenion during his speech. Gov.
Blease was lustily cheeied by hun
dreds of his followers in the theatre,
but was iissed and howled at by his
opponents, there being long Intervals
at times before he could proceed with.
L. D. Jennings and -W. P. Pollock
arraigned the pardoning record of the
govetnor in bitter terms and ex
coriated those responsible for the
"trial" of Dr. Eleanora B. Saunders
before the asylum regents last De
cember All through their speeches
they had to contend with the jeering
cries of disapproval and the heckling
of the Baease fallowers, but they
"went after" Gov. Blease with gloves
off and received warm applause and
cheers from his opponents.
Gov., Blease was not on the plat
form when L. D. Jennings of Sumtei
was introduced. Mr. Jennings tooli
up the record of Gov. Blease. The
yelling of the crowd momentarily
drowned the speaker. "I'll not be
stopped by anything that you do,'
stated the candidate. "I'm going tc
tell you about the record of whici
the governor says he's proud of whici
you Bleasites should be proud." The
speaker turned to a discussion of the
governor's pardon record. "I don'1
know what the governor calls a prop
erly signed petition; he says that he'l
grant pardon upon the prese.ntatiot
of a properly signed petition." Mr
Jennings cited specific cases. He
could make himself heard with diii
culty because of interruptions fron
Mr. Jennings then started -addi
tional cries by saying that the heck
lers can howl now for they won't have
a chance after August 25; as Bleast
will be defeated.
Mr. Jennings, applying the epithet:
"sap heads" to the hecklers, said hi
knew them; that they had been fol
loing the campaign and making thi
In speaking of Blease's claim tha
the governor would turn out the ne
gro mail carriers if he gets to Wash
ngton-"which he won't do"-MI
Jennings said the governor could no
do it. The speaker claimed that Jen
nings, if elected, would try to hav
the fourteenth and fifteenth amend
ments repealed, not "tie the negro a
the end of the hemp rope", like Gos
"He will try and turn all the pris
oners out of the federal prisons,
claimed Mr. Jennings.
"I wonder if any of the crowd ho
lering has a wife, a daughter and
mother," said Mr. Jennings
"I have," cried a voice.
"Then how would you like to hay
those two letters written ab&u
them." exclaimed the speaker. refei
ring to the "trial" of Dr. Eleanor
Mr. Jennings claimed that the tw
letters were w'itten to make place
for the political henchmen of the gos
W. P. Pollock of Cheraw. the se<
ond speaker, prefaced his speech wit
the following tribute to the press:
"I wonder if any man in the at
dience knows that the liberties fc
which our forefathe-rs fought for on
hundred and thirty-eight years agot
get from under the British yoke wer
the freedom of the American pres
and freedom of speech."
I"I have no patience with the dems
gogue, who abuses the newspaper
and newspaper reporters, for the
are as good as any other people." sai
Mr. Pollock, amid cheers. "If yo
be bett-' citizens," he told the jeer
ing Blease men. He said those who
didn't read were generally the ones
who didn't want the truth told them.
"How about Blease being expelled
from the South Carolina college?"
asked a voice
"That is personal, and I do not in
tend to be personal with any one, and
I will not allow any man to be per
soal with me," exclaimed Mr. Pol
In another shot at the Blease men
the speaker said: Red badges stand
g for Socialism, Nihilism and anarchy.
You poor South Carolinians who wear
those red badges are deluded and en
slaved. In the last few days 500
wearers of these red badges of Social
. ism have torn them off and trampled
them underfoot after they heard the
- record of Cole Blease."
"If I end this campaign with the
consciousness that I have aided my
State I'll feel amply repaid," he stat
ed, saying "Smith's record was too
weal' to stand upon and Blease's too
bad to run on, but for God's sake if
you have to vote for one, vote for
Smith and reject Cole Blease."
He then detailed, amid the howls
of the hecklers, how the governor had
shown throughout the State the pic
ture of negro cliildren and a white
teacher in a Benedict college. cata
"Why did the governor not tell you
that he was a trustee of a negro col
lege at Orangeburg?" asked the
Mr. Pollock told of the governor's
claim at Laurens that some one was
trying to assassina'te the chief execu
tives. The speaker then said that
"after an attempt was made to assas
sinate a good woman's character at
the State Hospital for the Insane, a
midnight assassin tried to get rid of
Mr. Pollock said that one of the
gunmen, a "Lefty Louis," a "Dago
Frank," "Gyp the Blood" or "Whitey
Lewis," may slip up behind a candi
date and shoot him in the back, but
tbre would be other good citizens to
step in and take his place, so that
"the liberties of the people will noti
be destroyed by the bullet of the mid
Senator Smith was received with
great applause For some minutes
he stood surveying the vast audience
and started out by saying that he was
not making a special plea to - any
classes, but he had no apologies to
make for what he had said and tried
to do, for "the man on whose should
ers rested the burden of civilization".
Then followed a technical and il
luminating sketch of the money situa
tion, bond iss .,es, gold and silver and
how and why, in -his -opinion;- the
South was in the financial palm of "a
few financial pirates of the East".
Following financial history down to
11907 he held that panic was due
I largely to the desire of a few to con
trol Tennessee taal and iron. The
"damnable artificial laws" that made
this panic possible were punched good
and hard and led on down to present
While explaining the money issue
as would Bryan or some other expert,
the thousands sat quiet and waiting
for a catch phrase at which to whoop
or sneer. The first break in the utter
harmony between speaker and audi
ence came when he spoke of the great
work of Woodrow Wilson in working
to secure the passage of the reserve
banking law. He got a laugh when
he spoke of -the fifty-odd lawyers in
the Senate trying te, run things and
the few farmers letting the lawyers
think they were the whole thing.
SThen he told how he discovered in the
new banking law that too little time
was allowed on farm and saw mill
paper. He made the point, fought it
out and won his fight for more time
for farmers' paper. He spoke of his
interview with President Wilson
along this line and of his insistence
-in the Democratic caucus for six
lmonths' time for the farmers' paper.
tHe wrote with his own hand Section
13 of the new currency law, which
gives the farmer six months' time on
Gov. Blease, the next speaker, made
several side remarks to some who in
terrupted him. To one of them the
- governor said, "If anybody starts
Ssomething lots of you will be carried
Sout, for we are here prepared." To
those who were hissing the governor
Spaid his respects. "I'll make you so
Ssick you'll have to hunt Dr. McIn
- tosh,'' he called to another.
SIn taking up the Richey case Gov.
Blease read a portion of his typewrit
t ten copy of his speech at Abbeville.
This is what he said:
"I will not read you a certificate.
One of the gentlemen who signed it
has just passed to the great beyond.
A man who has done more perhaps
for the alleviation of human suffer
ing than any man of his age that has
tever lived in South Carolina; a man
who stood, -as a surgeon and physi
cian, the equal of any, and a man of
the highest moral character H~e is
dead and can not speak for himself,
but here is what he said:
a"The other signer, Dr. James H.
McIntosh, may not be known to you,
but he is known to your physicians;
e ask them who he is. As a physician
tand as a man he stands high in his
- State, and no man would say that Dr.
a McIntosh1 would lie.
"Now if men of the character of
o these who signed those various certi
s ficates in their professional life can
. be bought to sign false statements,
Cod save their profession in our State.
I9 do not believe it and no man can
make me believe it."
He then read the following state
r "TheKnowvlton Hospital.
e1 "No 1515 Marion Street.
0 "Columbia. January 19, 1912.
e "His Excellency, Governor Cole L.
s i ase, Columbia. S C.,-Sir: A t
the request of Mr. W. R. Richey, of
-Laurens. S. C.. and with the permis
s sian of Capt. D. J. Griffith, superin
v tendent of the State penitentiary, and
d of Dr. R. T. Jennings, surgean of the
Ssame, we have this day visited and
fined In the hospital of the peniten
tiary. We would report that we find
Mr Richey suffering from a marked
neurosis, that the same closely sim
ulates a true paralysis. We are in
formed that Mr. Richey has had some
such trouble for the past ten years or
more, and close confinement is ren
dering it more marked. We do not
believe his condition will be improved
so long as Mr. Richey remains a pris
oner in the penitentiary. We do be
lieve that freedom, outdoor exercise,
etc., would restore him to as good a
state of health as he has enjoyed for
the past ten years.
"A. B. Knowlton, M. D.
"Jamas H. McIntosh, M. D."
The following is the statement of
Dr. James H McIntosh appearing in
the Record o'f July 16:
"It Is true that I wag appointed on
a committee by the governor to ex
amine R. A. Richey. It is also true
that with the late Dr. A. B. Knowlton,
I did go to the penitentiary and make
such an examination. But it is not
true that his report of the said com
mittee' signed by Dr. Knowlton and
myself in any way recommended a
pardon or parole of the said R. A.
Richey, the fact being that both Dr.
Kn'blton and I fully agreed that his
paralysis was feigned."
The governor offered a reward of
$10 to any man to prove that the sig
nature on the certificAtes was not that
of Dr. McIntosh and Dr. Knowlton,
saying: "Unfortunately Dr McIn
tosh is not here. The man that shot
him last night is not a .friend of
Blease," he stated, referring to the at
empted assassination of Dr. McIntosh
as he was returning home early this
morning. Dr. McIntosh is lying
wounded at -Knowlton's Infirmary.
Continuing, the governor -said:
"No Blease man ever did a trick like
that." Of Dr. McIntosh the governor
said: "I will not abuse him. He is
a good man. - I am -sorry he is not
here so I could show him this certifi
cate face to face 'and ask him if he
signed it. If he said yes I would then
ask him to explain his denial. If he
said he did not sign it I would ask
him toeo-operate with me in running
down the forger and putting him in
Shackleton, Britisher,s Well Stacked
for Long Joui~sey.
-A dispatch from London says Sir
Ernest. Shackleton's plans for the
Antartie.. exploration dash are now
practically complete,. If all goes well
the -erpedition will leave that country
two or three weeks hence: His ship
Is called the "Endurance." Although
small compared with the other Polar
vessels, she is splendidly built, able to
steam ten knots, and is the fastest
craft which has been employed in
this class of work.
She will carry oil fuel as well as
coal briquettes, and Shackleton has
decided that the water tanks should
be utilized for the oil. For the water
supply two 1,000-geallon tanks are to
be installed on the deck, and one of
these will be equipped with steam,
so that in the Polar region ice can .be
melted. It Is the hope of Shack
leton that the party may bring home
in one of these tanks some live speci
mens of animal life in the Antartic.
About'100 dogs are expected from
Canada in a day or two and one lot of
about 20 is to be trans-shipped to
Australia to join the Aurora-Shack
leton's second vessel, and the Rosa
Sea party. The other, lot-about 80
-will be sent on to Buenos Ayres to
await the arrival of the Endurance.
The aerial propelled auto sledges pur
chased in Norway were a great suc
cess in their triais-, and Captain Orde
Lees, who Is in charge of the motors,
has gone to Switzerland to test them.
-FATAL SHOOTNG SCRAPE.
Joe Woods of Hampton is Killed by
& W. Owens.
G. W. Owens, generally known as
"Butch" Owens, shot and almost in
stantly killed Joe Woods not far from
Cummings, in Hampton county, Mon
day afternoon. They were riding to
gether with othezs on their way from
Sand Hill church where they had at
tended a "big meeting". It seems
that Joe Woods was doing the driving
and that he whipped up the mules,
which caused them to run too close to
a buggy going along in front, in
which Owens' wife was riding.
This caused Owens to remonstrate
with Woods, and Lee Woods and Joe
Woods -took offense at what Owens
said. Owens and the two Woods
brothers got out of the wagon, It is
said, and the Woodses approached
Owen, wh o retreated, warning the
brothers not to come to him, until a
wire fence interfered. When Owens
could retreat no further, it Is said, he
drew a revolver and shot Joe Woods
dead, the bullet taking effect in the
KILLED BY MISTAKE.
Policeman Taken for Buirglar is Shot
to His Death
Policeman Thomas Rogan died
Wednesday of a gunshot ~vound in
ficted by Winfield Templeton, a re
spected young citizen of Burlington,
Early Wednesday Templeton and
his wife were aroused by the noise 01
two men entering a narrow alleyway
next to a neighboring grocery. Mrs.
Templeton attempted to slip out the
house to warn the neighbors and car
ried in her hand an unloaded re
volver. Her husband stood watch ir
the doorway with a loaded shotgun
Mrs. Templeton became frightened
when she saw a man crouching or
the ground, and ran, an/d the man
who was Policeman Rogin, seeing
revolver in her hand, cafled to her t<
1stop and started toward her. Whei
he did so, Templeton, believing
niga marauder was ipursuing 111i
FLAY HIM AQAIN
BLEASE CROWD HEARS HIM LAM
BASTED AT LAURENS
NO LOVE FOR A QUITTER
Pollock Says Brave Men Are General
ly--Willing to Stand Up and' Take
Their Medicine-Jennings Aids in
Terrific Arraignment of the Nine
Hundred Negro Pardons.
At Laurens Wednesday Gov. Blease
received a warm welcome. The wear
ers of the red badges were more num
erous than those who wore the cotton
blossom emblem adopted -by the fol
lowers of United States Senator E. D.
Smith, but both of these carried off
L. D. Jennings was given a good re
ception, but W. W. Pollock had to
fight his way in the face of a hostile
crowd of the governor's followers,
who, seemingly, were not wanting to
hear the Cheraw man. He, however,
held his own and mercilessly flayed
Gov. Blease, raking especially his
"There ain't a white man in Lau
rens county fool enough to believe Ed
Smith can raise the price of cotton,"
stated the governor, making fun of
the senator's work along this line
He again attacked the appointment
of District Attorney Weston and
'Marshal Sims, calling the former a
askellite "just like Smith", and the
latter he attacked for working on a
negro Republican paper in Recon
struction days. The governor, claim- 1
ed credit for borrowing the $350,000
for the State at 3 1-2 per cent. in-1I
terest and cited this as proof of the
statement that South Carolina had
prospered under his administration.
L. D. Jennings was received with
cheers and at once launched into an
argument of the comparison. of trial
by jur'y with the pardon record of the
governor, getting good attention by
his appeal to the reaso. of his hear
ers. He told of the ease with which
It was possible to get up a petition
for pardon, but asked if it was "rea
sonable" that 1,200 men could have
been locked up in, the penitentiary
who ought not to have been there.
He said that if the next governor was t
life Gov. Blease "South Carolina I
would be in a worse fix than Mexico".
The speaker said that he did not
'believe in the "shot gun method" of
getting rid of-the negroes now in the
employ of the government, but -advo
cated the repeal by congress of the
Tourteenth and fifteenth amendments.
He impressed upon his hearers the
necessity of electing a senator who
would be in harmony with the presi
dent, and could get through the re
peal of the amendments by concilia
tory methods. He said the governor
In his denunciation of the negroes
did not tell about his "turning out
900", and in reply to a question from
the crowd asked if those turned out
had "done anything since". Mr. Jen
nings related where a paroled coni'ict
from Charlest )n had been sent back
for thirty years for crime, and charg
ed that a safe-cracker who was parolI
ed had been sent back from Spartan-~
burg for robbing a safe. He said
1000 people had signed a petition for
the pardon of Adam Emerson and
4,000 signed a petition not to par
don him, and yet he was let out.
"Tell 'em about it," advised one in
"Don't you reckon the first thing
that-Blease would do if he got to the
Senate would be to try to get a reso
luon through congress asking the
president to turn all of the negroes
in the federal prisons out?" asked
Mr. .Tennings, amid laughter and
W. -P. Pollock had to contend with
a large part of the Bdease followers
all through his speech and frequently
the chairman had to ask them to
maintain order. He mercilessly flay
ed Gov. Blease in his pardoning rec
ord. He chose the cotton blossom as
the emblem of la'w and order and inj
reply to a sally from a Blease man1
replied: "It's better than being tag
ged with a red badge like you to keep
from being lost," telling the crowd
that "red badges can not intimidate
white South Carolinians," the Blease
men leering him.
When one auditor told him "Col
ey.'s going," Mr. Pollock shot back:
"Yes, Coley's going back to Newberry
to work ia that livery stable." To
another's question, "Where are you
going?" he answered: "Going over
South Carolina to open the eyes of
such as you.' Mr. Pollock defended
the appointment of Weston and Sims
and said that Gov. Blease had named
the son of the editor negro Republi
can paper at Kingstree on his staff
and appointed Col. J. P. Gibson, an
other member, and that Col. Gibson
Iran on the Republican "yellow" tick
let in 1880.
"It's a lie," came from a strong
lunged member of the audience on
the right, while those around the
stand roared and the chairman and
Sheriff Owings appe~aled for order.
"It's a coward who stands back and
insults a gentleman on the stand,"
said Mr. Pollock, while to those who
'were howling he said: "I know it
burns and blisters, but I propose to
continue applying it until it cures."
To other hecklers he said: "If you
boys had as much brains in your
heads as you have mouths you would
amount to something." lie read the
celebrated list of "furriners" in Char
leston, which convulsed the audience.
Mr. Pollock was frequently inter
rupted with cries of "Time up". while
he was scoring the governor, and
after reading the list of "furrniers"
Aone auditor said: "All good people,"
to which Mr. Pollock instantly re
plied. "If you care to be lined up with
that crowd it's your funeral."
Ifalthe people were educated
tinned on last name.)
WORKING FOR HARMONY
UNCLE SAM TRYING TO UNITE
Foreign Nations Prepare to Present
Their Claims-Villa Holds Himself
Away From Carranza.
Peace in Mexico, it seems, is far
from assured and complications, both
internal and international, are rapid
ly entangling the situation, according
to administration officials, diplomats
nd Mexicans .of both factions who
are in touch with all phases of the
The United States government is
exerting every diplomatic influence
oward harmonizing discordant ele
nents, but certain aspects are admit
edly grave. Official reports reveal
hat the most threatening factor is
-he aloofness of Gen. Villa from the
tuthority of Gen. Carranza. Another
rexing point is that Gen. Carrana,
ecording to his agents here, is dis
nclined to grant an amnesty to polit
cal offenders and will insist on an
inconditional surrender by the Car
Unless Carranza is willing to give
Lssurances that there will, be no
holesale arrests, executions and con
iscation of propei'ty when the Con
titutionalists enter Mexico City Pro
risional President Carbajal will rally
Lll the military elements at his dis
)osal and resist to the end the Con
The diplomatic representatives of
krgentine, Brazil and Chile, who me
liated In the international dispute be
ween the United States and Mexico,
iave indicated through Secretary
ryan their belief that a peaceful
ransfer of authority could be achiey
d with little difficulty if any amnesty
ms granted and proper guarantees
Foreign complications are looming
ip between Mexico and England,
rance and Spain, and -European
reditors generally who had financial
-elations with the Huerta govern
nent England is preparing to ask
or satisfaction for the killing of W.
1. Benton, and France is making vig
rous protest over the kililng if two
renchmen at Zacatecas. The Span
sh government is anxious that the
paniards, driven from Torreon and
>ther points be reimbursed for their
osses. The grievance of these coun
ries are lodged against- Gen. Villa
articularly, and Gen. Carranza, and
he estrangement with Villa has made
t difficult for the first chief to settle
No indication of Villa's attitude
as come, but. reliable advices to the
Vashington government are to the
fect that Villa has been concentrat
ag his troops preparatory to making
-Igorous demands upon Carranza.
The Washington administration
ill insist that an amnesty be granted
s the most logical step toward peace.
ecognition will be withheld until a
>eaceful transfer of authority is ar
anged .between the Constitutionalists
End the Carbajal government.
FIGHT AT RIDGELAND.
Jandidates Witne~s Battle Between
Officer and Bystander
Two damaged heads and three ar
ests were the results of a difficulty
;hat furnished the only real excite
ent at the campaign meeting at
Eidgeland Wednesday, when the can
lidates for State officers spoke to a
:rowd of not more than 400, one
:hird of whom were ladies and chil
ren. None of the candidates, how
ver, was involved In the trouble.
The fight took place in front of the
;peakers' stand while Attorney Gen
eral Thomas H. Peeples was speak
ng, and started, according to eye
vitnesses, when Policeman Bennett
arrestea young Ernest Cooler for al
Leged disorderly conduct, the latter's
rather, it was said, undertaking to
Lterfere in behalf of his son. Ben
sett, it was further stated, then
struck the elder Cooler with his club.
Charles Cooler, it seems, took a hand
about this time, and in the mix-up
Ernest Cooler secured the officer's
elub and planted a blow on the lat
AGREE TO HURRY.
Senate Democrats to Hasten .1djourn.
ment of Congress.
Sente Democrats in caucus Wed
nesday night agreed upon a definite
legislative program under which they
expect to put through the anti-trusi
program and appropriation bills and
bring about adjournment of congress
at the earliest possible moment
Nearly every majority senator now it
Washington attended and "hurry'
was the keynote of the meeting.
It was decided that the pending in
terstate trade commission bill shouli
be continued as the unfinished busi
ness and kept constantly before th4
Senate until disposed of, except whei
it becomes necessary to sidetracki
temporarily to make way for confer
ence reports or appropriation bills.
Gireenville Ranker Would Give $->,004
to Catch's Mintosh's Assailant.
.T. W. Norwood, president of thi
Norwood National bank of Greenvilli
Thursday announced that he woul<
give a reward of $5,000 for the ar
rest and conviction of the party o
parties who assailed Dr. J H. MIcIn
tosh in Columbia early Thunsda
r. Norwood in making this an
nouncement states that his rewardi
in addition to any which have or ma
be offered. It was Mr. Norwood wh
had the altercation with the governa
at the campaign meeting at Greet
WhAS IIIPOSED U1'
DULAREY SAYS SOUTIJE IA
TOO MUCHIFOR ROADS.
SHORT LINES flOil8ifi?
Senate Sub-Committee Continues'
vestigation Into Alleged
nation Against Southern Portas:
the Matter of Hauling Co
ed to Build Coal Pier at Charle
Charges that the Southern
has been imposed upon much as'
New Haven is said to. have been
through the unloading upon it o
branches of little worth at fabulou
prices, added an unexpected fa
Wednesday to the inve
which a Senate sub-committee is
ing of alleged discriminationsa
Southern ports In coal rates.
B. L. Dulaney of BristolTenn
made the charges in connectionw.
an explanation of why he believed
Morgan interests dominated :
Southern and directed the aqtli
"Coal operators are robbed of t
right to do a normal business,
said. "Unless some relief be
it will be necessary for 'indepen
operators to give up their",
They can not meet such
He testified he sold the
Mountain Railway,. a short lin
ping the Black Mountain coal e
to the Virginia and t
Railway, under a contract .withk
president of .the latter line, H.
McHarg, providing that the Iiu
ville- and Nashville railroad, shou d
have the use of the line. This , I
done, the witness said, to pre
two outlets to'the south fo hls
Mr. McHarg failed to- advise t,
Louisville and . Nashville of
agreement,- he added, - and was
angry. when Mr.' Dulaney gave
information. Rates have not.
arranged,, Mr. Dulaney .ecbred
the Louisville and Nashville.can>Y
move coal from the Black Mo
field south of east from Midde6
a condition barring Black:
coal from the Southern field
of the Louisville and Nashviil
A number of similar
were introduced by Mr. Dulandy
support of his contention that
locking directorates in New York die
Proposals for an adequate coal
at Charleston, S..C., to provide- .
dependent mines in Virginia a
water outlet have been blocked
peatedly, by the Southern Raiwa
according to B. L. Dulaney ofB.
tol, Tenn., who continued his
mony in the Senate investigation ote
eastern coal rates. Dulaney choeurg
that the Southern's attitude was W
to "Coal Trust" influence.
Mr. Dulaney, who owns mlia'
property in the Black Mountain fe
of Virginia, said, although coal te
to Charleston were not prohibtb
there were no facilities for hauling it.
He testified that he repeatedly ofer
ed to raise $500,000 for a coalpie?
for the Southern Railway. Presidentg
W W. Finley seemed friendly to them
pier proposition, he continued,. futi
after Mr. Finley's death officials* -
the Southern seemed unfriendly to-a
Charleston outlet. In respons, to
questions Mr. Dulaney said he made
the offer to construct a pier in good.
faith and still is prepared to carry it
Further discussing Southern Rail-s
way affairs Mr. ~ Dulaney declared
some af- the road's methods of- ac.
quiring branch lines were comparable
to transactions with the now famous
transactions of the New Haven. "The
deals show how millionaires are
made," said the witness.
This declaration drew a- volley -of
questions from members of the corn
mittee, and in reply Mr. Dulanzey
cited the sale of the Virginia and
Southwestern Railway to the South
er by H. G. McSarg at an alleged
profit of $4,000,000. The line orig
inaly was owned, the witness said, by
a company with which he was con
nected. He offered a majority of the
stock against bonds amounting to
$1,000,000 were outstanding to the
Southern for $500,000. Later the
Southern bought it of McHarg, D
laney said, for approximately $6;500,
dwin J. Berwind's alleged activi
ties in stifling the Black Mountain
mines were further discussed. Mines
controlled by the Berwind company
are located in the Pennsflvania5
Chesapeake and Ohio and Norfolk
and Western railways, with all of
which, the witness said, Mr. Berwind
has great influence through financial
In support of his charge that- the
-Black Mountain suffers from discrimi
nation in coal rates Mr. Dulaney pre
seted rate schedules showing the
charge from Ohio River points to
New Orleans to be $1.25 per ton,
while that from the Appalachian
mines in Virginia to tidewater, a
much shorter haul, is $1.40 per ton.
Hie said the original tidewater rate
in the latter case was about $1 a
ton, but gradually had been increaS
ed. The Norfolk and Western owns
extensive tracts of coal land, Mr. Da
laney said, and is directly intedested'
in shutting the coal from independ
ent properties out of Charleston and
other Southern ports.
Manchurian Corn Held Up.
More than 1,000 tons of ManchU~
ran corn, one of the first shipments
-to arrive in the United States sinlce
sthe tariff was removed, is held up on.
Sthe Seattle, Wash., wharves until it
can be determined whether the weevil
rwith which it is infested is destruc
-jtive. The corn was intended to be
use for stok feed.