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Mr. De~at's Position.
June 14, 19 i5.
Mr. E. D. Hodge,
Alcolu, S. C.
You ask.~"How do you stand
on the State cotton Warehouse
-Law as now conducted by John
L. McLaurin as Commissioner,"
and I am indeed glad to answer
:. as this is the biggest question
before our State today, and I
will be frank-and open, aslIsup
pose you want me tobe.
I have tri'ed to keep up with
the operation of the system by
Mr. Laurin and I have heard of
no harm that has been done and
know of much good. While al
ready the system has done good,
I think we have just touched the
beginning of its usefulness. The
work will be -to develop and
foster it, protect it from errors,
-'-graft and, mismanagement and
cautiously but consistently pro
ceed along the lines Mr. Mc
Laurin has laid them down.
I presume from your question
that you want my position to
ward Mr. McLaurin as Commis
sioner andlIwilligive it also ashe
is a public officer.I have not been
-arpolitical supporter of Mr. Mc
Laurin, but this is not a question
of politics. Mr. McLaurin as a
abusiness man has caught a vis
ion which if worked out will be
-of immense benefit to farmers of
the State, and he is the proper
*man to work out his plans. If he
tries to build a political machine
of it he will kill the system and
fall immeasurably in the estima
.tion of the people, and this he
If elected, I expect to co-oper
-ate with Mr. McLaurin in the
passage of such laws as will
perfect the system and extend
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Negro on Wi
Winnsboro, June 15-Special:
Sheriff A. D. Hood killed in per
formance of his duty, Jules
Smith, a negro charged with
criminal assault, and Clyde Isen
hower, a relative of Smith's a] -
leged intended victim, dead,
Deputy Sheriff Earle Stevenson
desperately wounded, his left
arm being practicnlly shot off,
Rural Policeman J. R. Boulware
shot in the pit of his stomach
and barely living, and Jesse
Morrison, brother-in law of Isen
hower and a member of the at
tacking party, shot in the head,
and several other deputy sheriffs
wounded, tell the horrible re
sults of an attack by a small inob
on the sheriff here this morning
while he was ascending. the
Court House steps with- the ne
gro who was to be placed on
trial for his life.
Sheriff Hood went to Colum
bia this morning and brought
Jules Smith, the negro who was
to be tried for the awful crime.
back to Winnsboro to put him
on trial for his life. The negro
had been in the State Peniten
tiary for safe-keeping and the
sheriff was accompanied by sev
eral deputies. This precaution
was taken in view of certain
threats said to have been utter
ed. The sheriff and his prisoner
reached here in safety. With
the negro walking between him
and Policeman Haynes, the
sheriff had started up the steps
to the court house, when a fusil
lade of shots broke out. The
first bullet struck the negro pris
oner in the stomach with fatal
results. The second bullet from
the mob hit sheriff Hood.
By this time the fusillade had
become general, the mob firing
promiscuously into the crowd
which was following the sheriff
and his party up the steps to the
Court room, As soon as he could
draw his pistol Sheriff Hood re
turned the fire and several of
his deputies joined in the affray.
Sheriff Hood wos shot five times
three times in the stomach, in
his right side, in left arm, and
between shoulgier and elbow.
Deputy Sheriff Earle Stevenson
who was right behind him, was
shot twice in the left arm, prac
tically severing it from his body.
One bullet struck Rural Police
man J. R. Boulware in his stom
ach, probably fatally wounding
him. Deputy Sheriff B. R. Beck
man was shot in the left leg.
Constable R. L. Kelley was shot
in the thumb and right arm.
Deputy Sheriff 3. W. Broom re
ceived several bullets through
his pants and one grazed his left
From all the information ob
tainable the consensus of opin
ion is that Clyde Isenhower be
gan the shooting and it is said
that his first bullet killed the
negro prisoner. He himself was
fatally wounded, being shot sev
eral times, and received thirteen
openings in his body as a result
of bullets lodging there. It is
thought that Sheriff Hood di
rected his fire at Clyde Isenhow
er, for the sheriff emptied 'his
pistol, Isenhower, after being
shot to pieces, staggered into
the sheriff's office and had nn
breached his pistol and reloaded
it betore he fell faint from the
loss of blood.
Jesse Morrison, a brotber-in
law of Isenhower, and said to
have been a member of the mob,
received a scalp wound in his
head and had a thumb shot
away. D. F. Smith. a bystand
er, took refuge behind a tree and
a bullet just grazed his stomach.
Probate Judge W. L. Holley
was standing in the door of the
Court House at tlbe time of the
shooting and a bullet buried it
self in the door facing at his
side. Although mortally wound
ed, Sheriff Hood took the ne
gro prisoner, who was sinking
from the effects of the fatal bul
let in his stomach, up the steps
iy to Trial Sla
n Accused of I
kssault into C(
[e Falls Dead
ri S. Wilson
room and pushed niim into theli
(lock before he succumbed. As I
he fell.to the floor, he said to I
Solicitor Henry: "They have c
got me at last." The negro pris
oner lived only about ten mm
Sheriff Hood, Deputy Sheriffs I
J. R. Boulware and B. R. Beck- I
bam were taken to Columbia on
a special train, reaching there
about :30 o'clock. Surgeons
had Sheriff Hood on the operat- I
ing- table several hours and I
eighteen perforations w e r e
found in his intestines. He was
given every attention, but his
condition from the first was
hopeless, and he died to night
at 7:50 o'clock. Deputy Boul
ware has only. a fighting chance
for recovery, the bullet having
lodged in the pit of his abdomen.
ISENHOWER SHOT SIX TIMES. 4
Clyde Isenhower,. said .to be
the principal in the fatal tragedy
and Deputy Sheriff Earle Stev
enson were taken to Chester on
the afternoon train, Dr. S. W.
Pryor, their physician, said that
Isenhower had been shot six-or
seven times, and had thirteen
openings in his body. Deputy
Stevenson will probably lose his
The other deputies received on
ly slight wounds. Ernest Isen
hower, a brother of Clyde Isen
hower, and Jesse Morrison, a
brother in-law, were arrested
this afternoon and lodged in jail,
charged with the shooting. Oth
er arrests are expected to fol
low. The grand jury has taken
charge of the situation and is
making a sweeping a.nd rigid in
vestigation. Foreman 3. H.
Coleman and his associates list
ened with serious attention this
afternoon during the charge by
Judge Wilson and the general
opinion is that those responsible
for the affair are going to have
to answer for it.
Clyde Isenhower, said to be
the principal in the shooting,i
was a farmer, and resided in thei
Wateree section, about seven
miles from here. He has a large
number of brothers, one of themi
Ernest, who is in jail charged
with taking part in the attack,
has been teaching school in Clar
endon county for two years.t
Another brother is rural police
man, another a town policemani
here and still another pastor of<
string,. of Baptist churches in
this county..- Clyde Isenhower
was put in the baggage car of
the north-bound train this after-.
noon and taken to the hospital1
in Chester. He was accomnpan
ied by his wife. His aged moth
er was in tears when the train t
pulled -out. By his side on an-i
other cot was Earle Stevenson,J
one of the deputies who had r
helped defend the prisoner,
bleeding from the bullet wounds 1
in his left arm. Jesse Morrison, c
the brother in-law, is said to be 1;
from Great Falls, in Chester
The people of Winnsboro are
strong in their condemnation of
the affair, and demand a vig
orous prosecution of the guilty
parties. They say that it has
put a stain on their town, long
known as a place where law and
order prevailed and proud of
their untarnished record in the
past. They declare that the
mob was composed of less than
half a dozen, none of whom were
Winnsboro people. They do not
hesitate to say that the whole
thing as plan'ned, a conspiracy
which they can find has only ~
beeni paralled by the Hillsville,
The shooting took place at 10
o'clock this morning and by noon
the town people were possessed 'i
of their accustomed calm, a t
seemingly deadly calm which i
foretold a determination to wipe b
out the stain which had unwit
tingly fallen upon them by
bringing to speedy justice to t
those responsible. The people! r
hee did not understand the ne 8
tary company, but that brave
ody of men under Capt. J. B.
)oty responded promptly when
>rders came from Columbia.
They escorted Sheriff Hood
Lmd the two wounded deputies
o the special train, which took
hem to Columbia, for there had
een some idle talk that more
hooting was imminent. The
ompany dispersed, for there
.vas nothing for them to do. The
ownspeople were amazed when
wo automobiles, carrying 4,800
ounds of rifle ammunition and
700 rounds of pistol ammunition
aced in from Columbia. The
letail, which brought the am
nunition, was commanded by
Adjt Gen J. Shapter Caldwell,
!or the report had been sent to
olumbia that the company here
was without ammunition. The
mars were guarded by a detail of
en hastily enlisted in Columbia
ind the run from the Capitai
ity here was made in record
ime. The detail returned to
Dolumbia when they found the
ituation here was quiet. Sev
aral automobiles came from
Dolumbia, but the excitement
iere lasted less than an hour; in
Eact, as one citizen said, it was
011 .over before anyone knew
hat was going on. They best
lescribed it as "sounding like
he popping of firecrackers."
ourt was to have convened
3ere this morning, but after the
ragedy it did not assemble un
~il 3 o'clock this afternoon.
here was an air of unusual
olemnity prevading the court
room, and Judge Wilsen and
~he jurors all reflected the grav
ty of the situation by their .gac
~ions and demeanor. The at
nosphere impressed one with
~he. feeling that those responsi
lefor the tragedy were going
obe held to "strict accounta'
ASSASSINATION" SAYS COURT.
The blood-stained portals of
his temple of justice cry aloud
~or the vindication of the majes
y of the law,. said Judge Johli
9. Wilson in his vigorous charge
o the Fairfield grand jury this
tfternoon, in which he denoounc
d the shooting of Sheriff Hood
nd his deputies as "assassina
ion" and called on the jury to
nake a thorough and sweeping
nvestigation and to bring every
ne connected with the horrible
ffair to justice.
It is your duty, said Judge.
Wilson, to act atnd act in sae' a
nanner as to vindicate the law
wich has been so greatly nut
-aged this day.
Calling attention to the re
hat be first presided as Judge!
n Winnsboro in September 1907.
ludge Wilson recalled the glo
-ious history of Fairtfield cunthy
'a county known for the unrn
tood of its men and the pulity
f its. women, a county where
aw and order reigned, but
hich this day has been out
'aged. Did this happen on the
orders of Arizona? Did this
appen in Mexico? No, it hap
~ened in old historic Winnsboro,
ontinued the Judge.
"What man is there whose
lood does not boil when he
ears of the crime of which this
oor wretch stood accused?"
udge Wilson asked, adding
at he had been informed that
be negro had confessed and
bat everything was in readiness
o give him a fair and impartial
rial, and that the law woufd
ave been vindicated and justice
one. He said that men should
ontrol themselves in such cir
umstances, "but this morning
ien gave vent to their passions
d took the law into their own
ands, and with what result?
pour sheriff lies hovering be
ween life and death. The negro
dead. Several deputies are
adly wounded. Talk about
exico? Here at the door of
his court house lawlessness
eigns. It ought to shake the
tate of South Carolina from
entre to circumferene, " em
phatically declared Judge Wiw
TRIBUTE TO SIERIFF.
Tihe Judge paid a glowing tri
bute to the brave sheriff who
risked his life in the I-erfor
mance of his duty. "A man
without a drop of coward's
blood in his veins and a man
whom I delight to honor: I wish
every sheriff in South Carolint
was like him, and that we had
thousands of such citizens."
stated Judge Wilson, who pras
ed the bravery, the. dotio'n to
duty and the a.,>tion of Sheriff
Hood. aid called on the gr-nd
jury to bring the ones -*gu;lty
of this horrible crime" to jus
S(Oieitor J. K. HenrV W;s
equally emphatic in his denuin
ciation of the occurrence. and
took immediate steps to begin a
a vigorous prosecution of the
gailty parties. The matter was
taken in hand by the grand jury
and an immediate investigation
Coroner Smith empanelled a
jury and, after viewIng the re
mains of the dead negro, ad
journed the inquest until a later -
date. It is hardly probable that
the coroner's jury will majke
much of an investigation, be- e
cause the grand jury, being in pn
session. will handle the whole Sa
Late this afternoon Ernest ,
Isenbower and Jessie Morrison wi
were- arrested, charged with tu
participating in the shooting,
and both were lodged in jail. It
is understood that warrants have vh
been issued for others and more re
arrests are expected to follow. T1
Mr. Wideman Explains.
Alcolu, S. C., June 12, 1915. re
J. W. Wideman, Esq.,
Manning, S. C.
Dear Sir:-Seeing by your card In Is
the papers that you are a candidate GE
for ate Beasta from Clarendon i
County t enew o1 numbers of voters,
myself included. -that would like to le
know hS yoU Wews are and how w
you stand on the State cotton ware
ousa law, as now conducted by John re
McLaurin as Commisoner. Please
ive us your views in next weeks pa- ?h
pers as to this particular question
and oblige many voters.
Yours very truly, M
E. ). Hodge. Jac
I have been requested by Mr. E. D. se
Hodge to express my views on the
State' Warehouse System and .I am sti
Indeed glad to do so. TI
I have for some time been Interest- bc
ed in this bill. In fact, when I had bI
charge of the Chautauqua during the he
month of April, I was instrumental m
in getting Senator McLaurin down to m
Manning to imake an address on that tur
occasion. I did this not only because an
I myself was interested, but becauseat
I thought an address on the State
Warehouse System would prove to~
be an interesting and instructive sub
ject to the people of the whole county.
In the outset I wish to say that I it
am heartily in sympathy with the F
State Warehouse System for the sim- im
pie reason that I honestly believe it ~
will ultimately prove to be the salva
tion of the whole South. No other tl
ountry in the world has such a mon
opoly as the South has in her cotton. po~
No people have such an opportunity
as we have to establish a credit sys
tem of our own, through our State II
government. Our cotton, needs only
to be bandied in the proper way, i'1 -
order to bring money into the pockets -
of those who produce it. There is not
a doubt but that there is a determin
ed ffort on foot throughout the whole
South to conserve the waste from the
farm to the mill. At the present time
the producer of cotton gets about one-.
half of Its real value. The farmer
takes his cotton to town, has it grad
ed by a grader In the employ of an
eporter. That grader can grade
strict middling as low middling and
the farmer must accept the grading
bcause he Is utterly in the hands of
the grader. The cotton is shipped to
charleston or some other seaport
town to the exportar who puts the
cotton on a boat bound for Europe.
The exporter is a business man and
therefore makes as large a profit as~
lie possibly can. 'The same cotton the
farmer sold to the grader at Sc a
pound brings in Europe about 20c a
pound. So where does the 12c a pound
The 12c a pound goes to pay the
grders salary and expenses, the ex
porter's profits, the transportation .
and the insurance rates. The State
Warehouse system will remedy this.
It also means the bringing together of
cotton to be- shipped and sold direct
to the manufacturers themselves.
At the present time If a farmer
stores his cotton in a warehouse, lie
must pay the warehouse charges andl
an enormous insurance rate. If he is
able to borrow any money at all on
this cotton, he can borrow it for only
a few months and at a rate of S per
cent per anum. La the fall our farm-'e
ers are obligel to sell their cotton,
whether the market price at that-timej
is 5c a pound or 20c a pound. Under
the State Warehouse 'System, how
ever, a farmer can store his cotton.
payy.an extraordinarily small rate of
insurance, and lorrow all the money
tie wants, on per cent of the actual
value of his cotton, at the rate of 3 1-2
per cent to 5 per cent per annum. He
aan borrow this money for a year
rad have the loan renewed for an
yther six months. In this way the
Carmer is able to hold his cotton until
there Is a demand for same.
I am also sincere in saying that at
-.he present time I believe Senator J.
U. McLaurin is- the best man to han
ie the proposition. He has dreamed
g, and worked and fought for, this
system for practically a life time and
t Is only reasonable to think, that he
ss in a better position than any other
nan in our State to handle the situa
Thee are my v-iews briefly express
J. W. Wideman.
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In Us. For Over 30 Years
iss DuBose of Camden, is visiting 3
r sister, Mrs R. M. DuBose on Ham;
iss Ida Griffin is back home from
annah, Ga., Where she spent sev
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irs. Henry Mims and children, left
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r. D. R. Lide of Colunmbia, is in
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iss Julia Sistrunk of Manning, is
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liss Bertha-Griffin. a nurse at the
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