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UBLISHED WEEKLY Entered April 234 1903 at Pickens. S. C. as second class mail matter, under act ofCngres f March 3. 1S7' SUBSCRIPTION PRICE, $1 YR
Established 1871-Volume 42 PICKENS, S. C., JULY 25, 1912 NUMBER 13.
Who Detective Burns Is.
William J. Burns is th<
shrewdest detective and great
est criminal hunter in America.
He is recognized as a sleuth
from whom there is no escape.
It was he who traced down and
unravelled the plot of grafting
.and corruption among certain
of the Ohio legislatois and sev.
eral of them were convicted of
bribery and went to prison. He
unearthed the corruption of Abe
Reuf the San Francisco king,
had him convicted and sent to
the penetentiarv. With his
men and dictagraphs, the- -Mc
Namara brothers plead guilty
to blowing up.the Times build
ing at Los Angeles and killing
twenty odd men, and are now
serving life teris for murder.
He is said to be a spiritualist
and when he cannot run down
the criminal with his men, and
by means of the dictogiaph, he
cmnmunes with the spirits, He
has never failed on any case he
has ever under.aken and prom
ises the people of South Carolina
to unearth and prove one of the
most gigantic schemes of graft
in( an d corruption which ever
existed in anv country.
The fo!lowiig excervts from
the testiionv given by Detec
tive Burns before the investigat
ing committee in Aug~ust:a, Ga.,
July 12th and 13th, is t aken
from press dlispatches to the
daily pavers:
What the Evidence Will Show.
Augusta, Ga.. July 13.-Evi
dence taken by dictagraph and
in personal contact by one of W.
J. Burns' detectives was sub
mitted to the investigating comn
mittee from South Carolina
Friday afternoon setting out
that Gov. Cole L. Blease had
received 92,000 for pardoning
Rudolph Rabens, of Charleston;
$500 for blocking railroad legis
lation; $200 for killing the first
Sattempted dispensary investiga
tion and that he gets his share
of the blind tiger "protection"
money from Charleston.
WV. J. Burns himself on the
stand said he would prefer that
the committee hear the records
his men would have to submit
in the case. He was asked if.
the work he had done would
showv whether or not "Blease
has been grafting as governor
and state senator." The direct
guestion was applied to him:
"Do you mean that the re
cords will show whether or not
he has been grafting as govern
or and senatori'"
"Yes," quietly replied Burns.
The hearing then adjourned
C until 10 o'clock Saturday morn
ing when Reed, of dictagraph
fame, will go on the stand.
A Dictagraph.
The dictagraph is a very sim
ple instrument and might be in
stalled in any room in the State.
It is constructed along the same
lint s and principles as the tele
phone. A wire is necessary to.I
carry the sound( of th voiceP
from one room to another.
The dictagraph proper is a
very small instrunent about the
shape of a completed horseshoe.
It is a very delicate instrument
with a sensitive disc and is
placed on one end of the wire.
This is the "sending" end. At
the (other end of the wire, the
recemvng end- there are two ear
pieces. These are placed over
head of the expert stenographer
How IT iS Dt)NE.
For instance a detective takes
up a case. He makes the fol
lowing arrangements. Two
rooms are scred. The reeiv
er of the dictagrah is conc
ed in a room, Vr 1r1obab b11
hind a calendar, a pict ure or un
der the table. The wires ar,
concealed and led to the adjoin
ing room. The detective enters
with his man. At the otfher
end of the wire and in the other
room is located the expert sten
ographer who sits at a table
with a note book and plenty of
ink. The stenographer takes
down the conversation going on
in the other rooimjust as a court
stenographer would take do)%wnI
the testimony of a witness on
the stand. These notes are la
ter transcribed. Every wo.nl
even, whispering, is heard dis
tinctly in the adjoining room.
galley 2
The dictagraph was placed in
an adjoining room in the Rich
mond county court house. The
ear pieces were used by three
members of the committee in
the court room while the other
I memilbers repairedt to the Iooln
and en1a-,l in a general e l
versation. Every word uttered
was heard dist-inct-lV. The die
toI-raph was also tested bv the
half dozen newspaper men pvs
ent. The conmmittee wcre satis
fied with the fact that the appa
ratins carried every word from
r*om to room and ruled that the
test imony was permlissible. The
dem~onstrationl of the dictagrapth
was given b~y D)eteetive heed.
Tphis same inst rumien t wa
used in the Los Angeles dvn> -
mite case and it was in part the
means of bringing about a con
fession from the McNamara
brothers who are now serving
sentences in the California pen
itentiary. The dictagraph had
been used in many cases
throughout the country and the
testimony secured is recognized
in court proceedings.
Detective Reed testifving be
fore the committee. stated1 that
it was impossible to "fake the
testimony of the dlictagraph.
He gave a technical (descriptionl
of the workings of the instru
nment and stated that any- ir
regularity on the stenographers
notes would be uimmediatelyv de
t 'cted.
C..arges Startling Conditions.
Piece by piece in his testimony
Felder chairged alarming and
startling conditions of ofl iciatl
corruption in South Carolina.
F'or five hours or more he was
on the witness stand and in a
connected story miade' t h e
charge of unlimited graft, legis
legislative " syndicates" -ont ro! -
ed by Blease as senator, of mn;I
ey demanded b3 the syndicate
to block legislati:n, of tardonms
alleged to have beeni pu1rc h ased
from the governor, one in (Char
leston having cost S2.000: oif cor
ruption money collected fromi
railroads for engineering out of
the legislature bills the rail
roads didn't want, of a frarmet
up made in Atlanta by Blease
and Hub H. Evans with Bln
thenthal and Bickcrt, a whole
sale whiskey house, for adding
reates to the cost of whiskey
sod the~ state dispensary so the
rebates could be turned over' to
the board o f .controd by the
wholesalers: if s .i )n in one
lump sum paid im Ih hands
of Cole L. Bleast andI lk 11 I.
Evans by Monroe Bicka w{ btlen
the deal was first fraito d on l he
ocasion of a visit to the l'
house in Atlanta; of thle sha
le of protection tax\ h:it 1..n
the (Charlestonf blind ti *r by
Blease, and of his share with
Chief Constable Stot hart in that
monthly tax.
Mr. Alder said that severalI
The World I
ective Furnisl
of Graft & C
months ago he and W.,J. Burns
had a conference at Augusta
with two leading South Caro
linians, at which time they
s;pent over a (lay in conference.
oing thoroughly over many re
cords, and that at its close Mr.
Burns said that in his :30 years!
of experience he had never be- ]
for, seen as niuch graft as there
was in the South Carolina situa
tion. The San Francisco graft.
he declared. was infinitestimal f
in coiparison with the boldness
and character of the grafters in t
South Carolina.
11 r. Felder stated that Burns
said lie usually did not take a
charge of such cases, but on ac
count of the condition of affairs s
he would personally take charge y
of the situation. t
galI :) sl
Put Men To Work. s
Mr. Felder said that following
the' Augusta conference Burns
put two men to work in South t
Carolina; that one of them oper- C
ate~d in and around Charleston t
for several months, posing as a P
big gambler and blind tiher
niamed W\ilson, and seeking a C
location there. He said that "
Wilson's real name was Bailey t]
and he was received with open L
8ams by the Charleston tigers. si
le said that Wilson represent- is
ed that he wanted to get a lo
cation in Charleston and that is
James S. Farnum and others "
were very attentive to him, and cl
the result was that he learned st
al! aiout the Charleston situa- f(
ion; that Gov. Blease's second h
primary campaign was financed "
by the tigers. all about the ti
graft situation, "the protection
m1one"V COllected by the conl
st :bles. etc. le presented doc
unwnts gathered by Wilson
while in Charleston. He said Il
that Wilson was not present ml
today, be'in away on another t(
('use, but he wvas at the disposal b).
of t he commnit tee whenever they le
w ant ed hiiin. In this Mr. Burns PI
The bulk of the documentary w
evidence submitted by Mr. ha
Felder up to the time of even- er
ing adjournment was that of
gathered in personal conversa- ce
tion and by use of the dicta- er
graph by "Mr. Wilson of Char- ti
leston," who in reality is De- er
tective Bailey of the Burns ai
force. Tihose dlocumients which ti
got in through bemng read lby pt
Mr. Felder before turning over
to the ('onnnfittee', as swornf cc
e'vidence, are as follows: e
First Document.
''Ben Stothart, chief constable to*
ap pointed by Blease, stated at th:
he time of his appointment to [in
the position, it was understood fa
between him and the governor
hat protection should be givenj to
to the blind tigers operating in at
the city- of Charleston, provided th~
they would pay a stipulated cc
sum per month to him, that wv
this sumi amounted in the ag- Tl
gregate to between $3,500 and su
~5,000 per month; that as soon um
as the collections were made he so
-'ducted his c'onunission for th
making the same and wvould d(
per'sonnally take the balan )e to th
('ohnni~bia, S. C., and pay it th
ove*r to the governor.w
"H e stated further that pro- fri
tests had been made to the th
e:nvernor against these collec- $1
tions by interested parties: but es
that the~ governor would pay no th
at I enti in to them: that demand IH
h ad beeni node upon the govern- 'in
or for h is dlismi1issal, but that he t
felt perfectly se'ure in his job, th
for' the governor was a manI of in
independence anid had the power m
to) do( as he pleased with it. b
'\lso that the governor had w
issuedl a pardon to Rudolp wv
Rabens. a blind tiger man of to
the Cityv of Chiarlesto'n (I believem
this is the name), receiving to
th'refor a sunm of S2,000) in cash. co
The~ said Stothart stated that to
bie had conducted the negota- gc
iien PSw~ihi r'esultedI in the par
denl of this man. sa
"This (conversation occured pe
in the Argyle hotel in the city Iat
amous Det
ies Evidence
Drruption. Is
Stothart and party had ha<
;everal drinks together in th
blind tigers of the city of Char
Second Document.
"During the time that Cole L.
3lease represented Newberry
-ounty in the State senate, a
entleman by the name of F.
harlton Wright, who came
rom Savannah, Ga., whose
rother was division superin
endant of one of the railroads,
>erhaps the Seaboard Air line,
vith headquarters in Columbia,
nd who came to Columbia as
rivate secretary to P. I. Welles,
uperintendent of the Southern,
as transfered from that posi
ion to the position as private
ecretary of the general coun
el of the Southern railroad.
"Mr, W. Charlton Wright
as interviewed at length in
e city of Columbia, and dis
ssed conditions obtaining
ere during his incumbency as
rivate secretary of the general
al 4
unsel of the Southern rail
)ad. He discussed at length
1e dishonesty of Senator Cole
. Blease. The most pertinent
atement made by him, which
quoted literally, is as follows:
"Why, of course, I *know he
a crook. When I was work
ig for Abney, I linmd him a
eck in the notc-ronii' of the
mate chambecr oni (ne occasion
)1 $500 as a coimi e;stion for
is erVices inl difal in;.C a enL d
g bill affecting Ihl in,6 ci-e-,t:e tif
It railroad."
Third Document.
"Henry H asselmieyer. u hw
ace of busiiiss is near the
arket in the city of Charles
n, upon being asked how ther
id tigers in the city of Char-I
ston were getting on. his re
y was: 'We elected Cole
lease governor and we now
ive full protection.'.
"Asked as to the method by
hich protection was obtained,
stated that shortly the goy
nor's inauguration the chief
the constabulary force was
died to Columbia for confer
ice with the governor. In
tis conference with the gov'
'nor it was agreed as to the
nount that each blind tiger in
ie city of Charleston should
L monthly for protection.
"On the return of the chief
>nstable to Charleston he call
lupon the president of the
cal brewery and told him that
wished to see him in confer
ice, that he had a proposition
miake to him which wvas au
orizd by the governor, ask
g him when it would be satis
tory to see him.
"The president of the brewery
l him t hat he could see him
any time and in m y place
at suited. Thlle chief of the
nstabulary force said that he
ould come to his home at once.
e president of the brewery
ggested that this would be an
iwise move fromt the fact that
me one might see him. To
is the rep~ly n ais nuole: 'We
n't care who waes us.' He
en proceeded to the home of
e president of the brewery,
bere he delivered the message
m the governor to the effect
at on the consideration of
0 each per month, they would
tend protection from arrest to
e blind tigers of Charleston.
e also stated that there were
the neighborhood of 350o blind
zers in Charleston and that
ese were to pay $10) enea g~r
g the first week .ch
ont~h. The presiden, .a the
ewery asked what disposition
ould be made of this collection,
bereupon the chief constable
Id him that under his agree
ent with the governor he was!
be allowed a commission for
lecting and the balance was
be paid over monthly to the
"In said conversation the
id Hasselmeyer stated that he
rsonally visited the governor
Columbia and entered his
otest against this arrange
I ment, stating to the governoi
that this graft should not bx
- collected; but the governor
waved him aside with the state
ment that he was running that
end of the matter."
Fourth Document.
"John H. Morris and R. L.
Toland.of Spartanburg, S. C.,
have stated, and will undoubt
edly swear if called before your
committee that Cole L. Blease,
then a senator from Newberry
who was acting upon the in
vestigating. committee to in
vestigate the affairs of the late
dispensary, was employed by
Jeff Dunwoody of Atlanta,
agent for the Atlanta Brewing
and Ice company, to obstruct
the proceedings of the said cor
"They will also swear that
the said Blease sought a private
interview with them and did
everything in his power to pre
vent -them from testifying be
fore said committee.
"Jeff Dunwoqdy, being a
citizen of Georgia, can not be
compelled to corroborate this
evidence; but the fact will be
sufrfciently established by those
two witnesses.
"In this connection I desire to
state that when Cole L. Blease
was senator from Newberry and
a bill was introduced to appro
priate $15,000 to be used by -the
attorney general of the State In
conducting the prosecutions
against the grafters. that the
liquor dealers employed the
said Blease, then a senator, to
))pose the passage of said
nwasure; and as a matter of
Sict t.h.. said Blease did oppose
b-v speech, vote and influence
ihe passage of said resolution,
andi t hat he received for his
.wries the sum of $250 in cash,
which was paid to him at
Wrht's .hotel in the city of
Colubia, State of South Car9
"W. B. Roy of the city of
Louisville. Morten A. Goodman
of the city of Cincinnati and
Jaries S. Farnuw of the city of
Charleston are said to have
knowledge of this transaction,
Sale of Pardons.
Augusta, Ga., July 13.-Five
thousand for Cole L. Blease,
governor of South Carolina.
Five thousand dollars for Sam
J. Michols attorney of Spartan
burg and friend of governor
Blease. Five thousand for C.
P. Sims, attorney of Spartan
burg. E. S. Reed, chief lieuten
ant of William J. Burns, the
famous detective, swore that
these amounts were to be paid
to the three persons named for
the pardon of Gus DeFord, one
of the most notorious prisoners
in the South Caroliha peniten
tiary, who was convicted In
Spartanburg county in 1902 on
the charge of blowing the safe
of the Enoree Manufacturing
company, ia hen over $8,000 was
secured, and sentenced to serve
a termi of ten years. Detective
Reed was on the stand before1
the legislative committe for sev
eral hours this afternoon and he
gave his testimony, supporting
it with thousands of words of
dictagraph records. The final
act of the alleged gigantic par-'
don deal was to have been
reached today with the "0. K."
telegram frem Sam J. Nichols
to the effect that the pardon
had been granted. The tele
gram was not received.
Do,. Taent in Evidence.
T. B. Felder placed in evi
dence his draft for $2,500 lgawn
on the Fourth N'ational bank,1
Atlanta, to be deposited In the
$ank of Commerce of Spartan-]
burg for financing the deal
whereby evidence was to be!a
secured that Gov. Blease had f
been guilty of selling pardons. 3'
E. S. Reed, one of the bestj
detectives in the United States f
and head of the Burns forces, ]
was selected to carry out the1a
work under the name of "Hen
ry N. Purter' attorney, ofi
Chicago, fl1.' '
The Grafters.
sold? Tom Feld
his charg
Direct testimony was given
that Sam J. Nichols had been
given a check for $500 as a re
tainer fee to secure the pardon
for DeFord and that the check I
was on deposit in the Bank of <
Commerce i n Spartanburg. 1
Direct testimony was given by i
Reed and Felder that an addi- i
tional check for $500 had been I
placed at the disposal of Nichols t
for work in buying a pardon for I
DeFord. Direct testimony was a
given that there is $15,000 on t
deposit in a Chicago bank to be t
paid to Sam J. Nichols upon the I
word that DeFord had been re- h
leased from the State peniten- t
tiary. t
These checks, Felder said, i
will be placed In evidence before v
the committee. S
Dictagraph Records.
Over 25,000 words in testi- P
mony from the dictagraph was h
placed in evidence with refer- s(
ence to the pardon deal, with h
the conversations between Sam ft
J. Nichols and "Henry N. Por- w
ter," the detective, were given. C
This testimony was taken by t)
expert stenogrAphers, T h e ti
principal statenent taken in a in
Washington hotel was taken by w
the private secretary of Post- th
master General, Hitchcock. w
Should the case ever be brought tu
to court these stenographers se
will be put up as 'witnesses. P<
The testimony was sworn in by th
Detective, "Henry N. Porter." g
The dictagraph testimony fur- w
ther touched how Sam J. Nich- ta
Als secured a charter for the h<
Piedmont and Northern rail way A
According to the testimony, he TI
had a row with Gov. Blease and N
threatened to desert him unless 23
he signed the bill. The testi- ri
mony was that Nichols said t
bhat the signing of the hill th
mreant $10,000 a year to him. to
According to the testimony, ai
Nchols told Bl-ase that his hat- ps
red for Lewis Parker or Symth se
i the money paid by the Sou- w
thern railway was keeping him it
from signing the bill. ov
Gov. 8lease signed the bill w
and the diotagraph relates a A
stormiy scene. This conversation T]
ietting out those statements su
was between Sam J. Nichols P(
m.d "Henry J. Porter," the
letective. st<
Picked Worst Criminal- gr
"We selectel said Porter, " wi
;he worst cri.ninal in the South PC
Jarolina penitentiary for our in- sa
restigation. This man was F<
cnown as Gus DeFord, alias dc
lames Johnson, alias Edward tri
afurphy, alias .Edward Hollo- co
w'ay. alias G. W. Deford, alias w'
1. M. Deford and other aliases.
r'his man was a yegeman and sa
a safe blower. He' had just "
erved a sentence of five years ro
n the federal prison in Atlanta ph~
irhen he was convicted in South sa
Jarolina. pr
"DeFord was convicted in G<
spartanburg county several ST
rears ago on the charge of blow- be
ng the safe of the Enoree Man- ta
ifactoring company. Over $8,. mn
0)0 was secured by the work de
mnd the Spartanburg county a
:ourt, after a long and serious Ti
rial sent Deford tad the State re
enitentlary for 10 years. an
Porter said that Sam J.
Rilchols gave him a letter of in-t
roduction to Capt. Sondley of"
he State penitentiary. Felder' th
aid that this letter would be to
ater introduced in evidence.
?orter said that he went to the "~
>enitentiary and presented the
etter of introduction to Capt. N.
3ondley and was well received. pa
"I asked to see several of the
)risoners," said Porter, and was Ni
riven admission to the prison. w<
Icalled for Deford. I talked fto
&ith him and told him that I be
&a~s interested in his case. I w]
ave him to understand that I g
vould act as his attorndy." tit
Porter said that after the con- p
erence at the penitentiary with mn
)eFord he went to Spartanburg q1
mid met Sam S. Nichols. -He re
aid that he gave Nichols to b
mnderstand that he was looking e
:r makes
unable to locate him. He si
that he told Nichols that it w
very neccessary to find th
onvict as the settlement of
big estate depended on his free
>m. The convict was one(
;he beneficiaries and his resto
ition of citizenship was nece
ary. Porter told Nichols (
)eFord anjd said that he wa
he man. Porter said tha
ichols questioned him as t
mount involved, and that h
old him it was very necessar:
o secure this pardon for DeFord
"orter said that Nichols tol
im that it would't be difficul
3 get DeFord out of the Deni
mntiary. Porter told of deposit
ig a letter of credit for $2,50(
rith the Bank of Commerce o
partanburg. He read severa:
.legrams that he exchange
-ith Nichols. These telegrams
-ere introduced in evidence,
orter declared that after he
ad talked over the matter of
,curing a Dardon for DeFord
a paid Sam J. Nichols a check
r $500. This check, he said,
as deposited in the Bank of
6mmerce of Spartanburg to
te credit of Nichols, and that
ie check would be later placed
evidencC. Another check
as drawn for, $500, subject to
e order of Nichols. said the
itness. This money was
rned loose to aid Nichols, in
curing the pardon. Here
>rter told of the injection of
e dictagraph in the investi
Ltion. The dictagraph was
;ed in the Finch hotel in Spar
nburg, in the New Willard
)tel in Washington, an in the
Itamont hotel in Baltimore.
ne first meeting between
ichols and Porter occured June
. Porte- said that &fter ar
ving in Spartanburg and in
alling himself in room 48 of
e Finch hotel he sent a note
Nichols asking that he call
d talk over the securing of a
rdon for DeFord. Nichols
nt back a note saying that he
as going out of town and that
would be impossible to talk
er the matter. A second note
ais -sent to Nichols by Porter.
second reply was received.
1e reply of Nichols will be
bnmitted to the committee by
The witness said that an ex
mnographer named Stetiel
umn was located in the room
xt to No. 48. The dicta
aph was placed in the room
Lth Porter. Later in the day.
>rter said, Nichols called and
id they held a conference.
>r fi ve hours the DeFord par
n was freely discussed. A.
mnscript of the testimonj
vering mnore than 10,000 words
is introduced in evidence.
The next conference, Porter
id, was held in the New
illard hotel in Washington in
3m 541. The official stenogra
er in Washington, Porter
id, was George W. Reik,
ivate secretary to Postmaster
meral Hitchcock. As in
artanburg, the conversation
tween Nichols and Portr was
ken. This transcribed testi
>nyV was introduced in evi
nce this afternoon and made
part of the official record.
ic discussion continued with
~erence to the Deford pardon,
*d the manner in which it
is to be secured. Porter said
at Nichols came to his room
Washington with a man by
e name of Pasley who he asked
leave the room as important
had some business to talk over
th Porter.
It was stated by Porter that
chols pt omised to close up the
,rdon deal within two weeks.
According to the witness,
chols left Washington and
mnt to Baltimore. He was
llowed by Porter. and thej"
th went to Altamont hotel,
biere the South Carolina dele
.tion to the national conven
mn was registered. At this
mit in the testimony the
embers of the committee
testioned Porter as to the cor
etness of the testimony taken
the dictagraph. A technical
planation of the working of
- instrument was given and
id the witness declared that from
Ls experience it has been sh
is that it was impossible'to "fake".'
a testimony from the dicta
I- He said that the stenogapher
)f notes would show 'whether it
r- was genuine or not.
State. Campaign Dat
The following is the itinerary
for the State campaign:
Edgefield, Thursday, July 25
Aiken, Friday, July 26.
Camden, Monday. August
Lancaster, Tuesday, Aug.
Yorkville, Wednesday, Aug
Gaffney, Thursday, August 8
Spartanburg. Friday, Aug. 9.
Union, Satm lay, August 10.
Newberry, Tuesday, Aug. 13.,
Laurens, Wednesday, Aug 14
Greenwood, Thursday, Aug15
Abbeville, Friday, August16:
Anderson, Saturday,
Walhalla, Tuesday, Aug. 20.
Pickens, Wednesday, Aug. 21
Greenville, Thursday, Aug 22
Senatorial Campaign
The following is the itinerary
for the senatorial campaign:
Hampton, Thursday, July 25
Barnwell, Friday, July
Newberry, Mondaiy, ily 29.
Laurens, Tuesday, July 30.
Greenwood Wednsday July 31
Abbeville, Thursday, Aug. 1.
Anderson, Friday, August 2.
Walhalla, Saturday, Aug. 3.
Pickens, Monday, August 5
Greenville, Tuesday. Aug. 6.
Spartanburg, Wed., Aug. 7
Union, Thursday, Aug: 8.
Gaffney, Friday, Aug. 9.
Yorkville. Tuesday, Aug. 13.
Lancaster, Wed., August 14.
Camden, Thursday, Aug. 15.
Chester, Friday, Aug. 16.
Winnsboro, Saturday!, Aug 17
Lexington, Tuesday, Aug. 20
Saluda, Wednesday, Aug. 21.
Edgefield, Thursday. Aug. 22
Aiken, Friday, Aug. 23.
The dates of the county cam
paign meetings as adopted at the
meeting of the county execu
tive committee, are as follows:
Easley, Saturday, July 27.
Liberty, Saturday, August 3.
Central, Saturday, August 10.
Ant-och, Thursday, A
Mile Creek. Friday, Aug.
Cateechee, Saturday, Aug.l'
Dacusville, Thursday, Aug 22
Punmpkintown, Friday,Aug 2S
Pickens, Saturday, Aug. .24.
Notice to Confederate Veteram
Desiring Crosses of Honor.
Notice of the extension of .the.
time for the conferring of CYross
es ofiHonor has been received
by Pickens Chapter. Those vet
erans and their descendants
who desire Crosses are urged to
make their applications at once,
and certainly not later than by
August 1st,1912, as this is the
last opportunity that will be
given for procuring Crosses, and.
this is due to a special effort to
induce this extension of time, as
so many expressed a desire at
the last annual reunion for a
Application blanks may be
had by callin~g at the office of
Probate Judge, J. B. Newberry,
or by seeing the undersigned.4
Eeyveteran is urged to take
advantage of this last opp)Or
tunity to secure this covete
badge of honor, as well as the
eligible descendant of every
veteran. Respectfully.
- Mrs. T. J. Mauldin -'
Pres. Pickens Chapter, U. D. C.
SThe People's Candidates, a
Winning Ticket, the Next4
President and VicePresident

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