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i RANK B. GARY
Miosen on 17ill Ballot by
FINAL VOTE FRIDAY.
New Senator is 48 Years Old and Was
Bora at Cokesbury. Has Been
At the special session of the General
Assembly to elect a successor to- the
late Senator Latimer, Hon. Frank B.
Gary, of Abbeville, was finally elected
on Friday upon the 17th ballot with a
majority of one vote. The first ballot
was cast in separate session Tuesday
night. Gary was the leading candidate
from the beginning but could not ob
tain a majority. A deadlock arose
which lasted until Friday and cost the
State from $600.00 to $1,000 a day.
On Friday a handsome vote was cast
for Hon. J. C. Sheppard, of Edgefield.
The vote on tho first ballot cost Friday
stood: Gary, 68; Nash, 13; McLeod, 14;
Walker, 28; Mauldin, 4; Wilie Jones, 4;
Ira Jones, 5; Coker, 14. Total, 164.
Necessary to a choice, 78.
On the second ballot: Gary, 70; Wal
ker, 28; McLeod, 11; Mauldin, 7; Lever,
7; I. B. Jones, 4; Coker, 10; Wilie
Jones, 4; Sheppard, 15. Total, 156.
Necessary to a choice, 79.
Third ballot: Sheppard, 34; Gary, 73;
Walker, 19; Coker, 2; Mauldin, 7;
Lever, 9; Irn B. Jones, 4; McLeod, 1;
McKcithan, 1. Total, 164. Necessary
to a choice, 78.
Tho fourth ballot in detail was as fol
For Gary?Senators Earle, Efird,
Griftin, Harvey, Hough, Johnson, La
Representatives Arnold, Bailey, Bal
lentine, Bethune, Boyd, Brantley, T.
S. Brice, Cannon, Carey, Carson, Car
wile, Clary, Courtnay, Croft, Culler,
Derham, Dingle, Dixon, J. B. Dodd,
Douglass, Dowling, Epps, Garris, J. P.
Gibson, W. J. Gibson, Glasscock, Good
win, Hall, Hardin, Harmon, Harris,
Hinton, Hughes, Hydrick, Johnstone,
Kirven, Lester, Leitner, Little, McColl,
MeKcown, Mann, Miley, Miller, Mor
rell, Nichols, Norton, Pateerson, Rich
ards, Richardson, Saye, Scarborough,
Scruggs, Sharpe, Shipp, Slaughter, D.
L. Smith, J. E. Smith, Stillwell, Stokes,
Thomas, Todd, Tompkins, Verner,
Wade, Walker, Wannamaker, Wimber
ley, Woods, Wyche, Yeldcll.
For Walker?Senators Walker, Bass,
Hardin, McGowan, Townsend.
Representatives A. G. Brice, W. D.
Bryan, Clinkscaies, Cox, Dick, Doar,
Frost, Cause, Gyles, Kellahan, Legare,
Nivcr, Parker, Sawyer, Vanderhorst,
Wallace, Wiggins, Youmans.
For Mauldin?Senators Brice, Brooks.
Representatives Beattie, Cothran,
Greer, Harley, Harrison, Hemphill,
Nesbitt, Nicholson, K. P. Smith.
For Wilie Jones?Senator Weston.
For Ira B. Jones?Senator Williams.
Representatives Cosgrove, Jones,
For Coker?Representative Ayer.
For D. T. McKeithan-Senator Hol
For McLeod Senators Bass, Bivens,
Black, Blease, Carlisle, Christensen,
Clifton, Crouch, Gibson, Graydon, Kel
ly, McKeithan, Otts, Rogers, Sinkler,
Sullivan, Talbcrt, Raysor.
Representatives Aull, Banks, F. M.
Bryan, Carrigan, J. H. Dodd, Fraser,
Kershaw, Lawson, McMaster, Reaves,
Sellers, Spivey, Tatum, VonKolnitz,
Wilie Jones. 2
Ira B. Jones. 4
Necessary to a choice, 78.
SKETCH OF SKNATOK GARY.
Frank Boyd Gary was born at Cokes
bury, March 9, 1860, and was, there
fore, 48 years of age on the 9th of this
month last Sunday. His early educa
tion was obtained in the Cokesbury
Conference school, an old and famous
institution under the control of the
Methodists. He afterwards entered
Union college at Schenectady, N. Y.,
where he remained for three years,
graduating in 1881. He was married
on January 6, 1897, to Miss Maria Lee
Evans, daughter of Dr. James Evans,
His public career commenced with his
election to the house of representatives
in 1890 from his home county of Abbe
ville. He served continuously until
1901, but was not then a candidate for
re-election. At his retirement he was
speaker of the house. He had also
been a member of the constitutional
convention of 1895.
Mr. Gary was a member of the board
of trustees that located and built Win
throp college at Rock Hill and is a trus
tee of the city schools at Abbeville.
Mr. Gary has always been an ardent
secret order man. He holds the posi
tion of high priest of Hesperian chap
ter No. 17, Royal Arch Masons, and is
a past master of Clinton lodge No. 3,
Accepted Free Masons. He is also a
member of Columbia commandery No.
2, Knights Templars, and of Omar tem
ple, Mystic Shrine.
The family of which Mr. Gary is a
member has been honored by the State
in recent years. His elder brother, the
Hon. Eugene Blackburn Gary, is one of
tho justices of the supreme court and
another brother, the Hon. Ernest Gary,
is judge of tho Fifth judicial circuit.
Tho dashing old Confederate cavalry
leader, Gen. Mart W. Gary, of Edge
field, was his uncle. His only sister is
Mrs. Jas. M. Eason, of Charleston.
The father of the present generation of
Garys was Dr. F. S. Gary, of Cokes
bury, an eminent medical practitioner,
who himself held many positions of
'"'?ST*^ On his father's side the subject
*s sketch is a lineal descendant of
therspoon, who was born near
j Scotland, in 1670, and suffered
Ae best In tho world.
persecution during the time of the Stu
MR. GARY INTERVIEWED.
Mr. Gary ?tat?!, when interviewed
yesterday aftem-v '?hat he had de
cided to appoint, Mr. C$cil Wyche, a
graduate of the South Carolina Military
Academy, as his private secretary.
Mr. Wyche is about 22 years old and is
at present teaching school in Newherry.
Mr. Gary stated emphatically and
unequivocally that under no circum
stances would he be a candidate for the
long term as senator. It is his inten
tion, he said,. to qualify immediately.
He Said that he would probably leave
for Washington Monday morning to as
sume his duties as United States sena
All the afternoon a Btream of visitors
came to Mr. Gary's rcom at Wright's
hotel to extend congratulations. While
he showed outward evidences of the
strain that he has undergone for the
last two weeks, Mr. Gary was in a
happy frame of mind and received his
callers with consideration and the great
Senator LcGrand G. Walker, Mr.
Gary's strongest opponent, when seen
yesterday afternoon was also in a good
humor and while he should have appre
ciated greatly the honor of serving
South Carolina in the senate of the
United States, ho said that the many
friends he had made in the contest were
a source of great pleasure to him and
that they served to compensate him for
his efforts and those of his friends in
"I tako the matter aa a philosopher
should, that is, laugh and try to grow
Mr. Walker was congratulated on all
sides yesterday afternoon, as were his
friends who stood by him in the race.
Mr. Doar, of Georgetown, had moved
to make Mr. Gary's election unanimous.
This was ruled out of order. Another
member arose to make a motion that a
committee be sent to bring Mr. Gary
in, but the gavel fell and the joint as
sembly was dissolved before this could
Thus ended an unique fight. The last
contested senatorial election in this
State was the time that Gen. Wade
Hampton was defeated by John L. M.
Irby. After that time the selection of
a senator was virtually accomplished in
the Democratic party primary and the
legislature merely confirmed this vote
of the people. But there was no op
portunity for a primary in the present
"Republics may be ungrateful," said
a legislator last night, "but sometimes
they are remorseful for their neglect.
I recall that in 1890 one of the Reform
movement's appeals was the allegation
of injustice to Gen. Mart Gary. Since
that time the Gary family has been
honored and honored repeatedly. In
1890 Eugene B. Gary was elected lieu
tenant governor and subsequently took
Gen. Samuel McGowan's place on the
supreme court bench. About the same
time his brother, Ernest Gary, took the
place of Gen. J. B. Kershaw on the
circuit bench. John Gary Evans, a
cousin, became governor and has thrice
been defeated for the United States
senate, by Earle, McLaurin and Lati
mer. John Gary Watts, another cousin,
wa3 assistant adjutant general under
Governor Tillman and later became ad
jutant general. Frank B. Gary him
self has been repeatedly honored by
election as speaker of the house and he
made a very fine record in that capac
ity. He was defeated for governor .by
McSweeney and for lieutenant governor
by John T. Sloan."
In addition to his well known record
as a parliamentarian Mr. Gary stands
high in fraternal circles, being a past
imperial potentate of Oasis Shrine,
composed at that time of 600 32nd de
gree Masons in the two Carolinas.
THE BASEBALL CURVE
An Old Timer's Story of the
Game That First Saw It.
IT WAS USED BY AN AMATEUR
According to Thia Old Professional
Player, Arthur Cummingt Was the
Young Pitcher Who Wai the Origi
nator of the In and Out 8hoott.
Speaking about tho early history of
baseball the other day, an old time
professional player sold there were
many things not known generally.
"There Is, for Instance, the matter of
curve pitching. Who pitched the tlrst
curved ball? No; don't name any of
tho men that won pennants and got
$10,000 a year. Tho pioneer wasn't a
professional, but an amateur?that hi,
he was an amateur until his curves
made him famous.
"Ills name was Arthur Cummlngs,
and he was a New York boy, a tall,
thin young fellow with hair as blond
as a chorus girl's. HOW he came to
discover curve pitching 1 don't know,
but It was generally lielleved after
ward that ho hit on It by accident.
He tried it out for the first time In
1807 in a game between two scrub
teoms In Washington.
"The famous Excelsior club of New
York was theu visiting Washington as
the guest of the old National club, ami
tho two ployed a series of games on
tho old White lot. Toward the end of
the sorles some one suggested that the
young New Yorkers who had como
over with the Excelsiors make up a
scrub nine and play a nine of Wosh
lngton boys as a sort of comic Inter
"The suggestion was adopted, and tho
New York nlno consisted of four or
five Exeelfllor substitutes and a num.
ber ot other young fellows, among
them Arthur Cummlngs. Tho Wash
Ington nine was made up In the main
of players belonging to tho Junior Na
tionals, tho t?ack amateur team of
"Camming* was a rising young pitch
er, but no one thought that thoro was
anything remarkable about him, and
tho Junior Nationals prepared to knock
him out of tho box. But when the first
batsman fanned out the Woshlngto
nltttig began to look surprised.
" 'It's the darndest thing I ever saw,'
said this batsman. 'I struck right ouf
at all three ballig and every one ot
Tetter, Salt Rheum and Eczema
Are cured by Chamberlain's Balve. One applica
tion relieve* the itching and burning Hcnsation
them seemed to Jump aside just us it
got uear the plate. One Jumped out
ward, another luward, and the third
seemed to rise. Maybe I'm beginning
to see things.'
"It puzzled Jewell, the catcher, too,
not to speak of Al Mills, the umpire.
Jewell caught all of the balls because
It was then the custom for tho catcher
to stand far buck and catch on the first
bounce, but It made him dizzy.
"Tho second batsman of the Junior
Nationals went to tho bat und wal
loped the nlr three times too. Al
Mills came up close to the plate to seo
what was wrong. It looked to hlni as
If Cummlngs were wild. _
"'Just keep your head there,' ho said
to the third batsman, 'und you'll get
your base on bulls.'
"This third batsmnn had a steady
hand, and, sure enough, he got his buso
Oil balls. Cummlngs pitched the bull,
and It scorned to be coming straight
for tho plate, when suddenly, just as
It was ten feet or so away, It curved
out and missed tho plate by a foot.
Mills culled a ball.
"The next ball came straight on, but
the batsman, hoping to hit It and profit
ing by his experience, swung Iiis bat
far out. But, instead of curving out
like the last one, It seemed to jump.
It crossed ttie plate on a level with
the batsman's eyes.
"That scared him, and he just stood
there without making a move until a
succession of wild balls sent hlna to
first base. The fourth batsman struck
out so easily that It was pathetic.
"Well, sir, Cummlngs began to get
more control over the ball after that
first inning, and Mills bad to admit
that It wns coming over tho plnte; but,
except by accident, not a single Junior
National batsmnn could touch It. It
jumped; It sank; it wabbled from side
to side. Mills rubbed his eyes and won
dered how the thing was done. Cum
mlngs merely smiled.
"In the fifth inning one of tho Na
tionals by dumb luck landed on the
sphere and drove It Into the next coun
ty. There were two men on bases at
the time, and tbls home run brought
them home. That gave the Nationals
tbree runs. So far as I know, they
mode no other runs In the whole game.
"After It whs all over the whole
town buzzed about Cummlngs' queer
pitching. As for him, ho wus as silent
as tbc grave
"'How do you make tho ball curve?'
asked n hundred persons.
" 'Does it curve?' Cummlngs would
"And then he would shut up and bo
come a clnm.
"When bo got back to New York he
was signed by the champion Athletics
and became their star pitcher. Other
pitchers watched him nnd got on to
the trick, but It wus three years before
anybody did It as well ns he. During
those three years his team kept tho
"And that, so far us I know, Is the
story of the origin of tho curro ball."?
The Funny Part.
"Was there anything really humor
ous about your show?"
"Yes," answered the manager, "the
critics said some things about it next
day thnt were really f umiy."?Wash
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be open for collection of State, County
and Commutation Road Taxes for Fis
cal Year, -1907, at the Treasurer's Office
from October 15th., to December 31st.,
Those who prefer to do bo can pay in
January, 1907, with one per cent addU
tional. Those who prefer paying in
February, 1908, can do bo with two per
cent additional. Those who prefer to
pay in March, 1908, to the 15th,, of
8uid month, can do so by paying Boven
per cent additional. After said date
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All persons owning property or pay
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Township are requested to call for re
ceipts in each of the several Townships
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Taxes through the mail by check, mon
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send them early as the Treasurer is
very busy during the month of Decem
The Tax Levy is as follows:
State Tax,.41 mills
County Ordinury,.3 mills
Special County,.1J mills
Road Tax,.2 mills
Survey of proposed County of
Total,. 14J mills
Laurens Special No. 11 3 3-4 mills
" " No. 1 4 mills
No. 2 2 mills
No. 3 2 mills
No. 4 2 mills
No. 5 2 mills
No. G 2 mills
No. 7 4 mills
Youngs Special No. 10 21-2 mills
Ora " No. 12 2 mills
Fountain Inn" No. 3n 4 mills
Dials " No. 1 3 mills
No. 3 2 mills
No. 5 2 mills
" No. 6 2 mills
Sullivan " No. 1 3 mills
No. 6 21-2 mills
No. 7 3 mills
Waterloo " No. 14 3 mills
No. 1 3 mills
" " No. 2 2 mills
" " No. 3 2 mills
No. 6 2 mills
Cross Hill " No. 13 3 mills
Cross Hill Sinking fund, 21-4 mills
Cross Hill Township High
School,. 0 3-1 mills
Mountville Special No. IG 21-2 mills
Hunter " No. 5 3 mills
Sullivan Township R. R.
All able bodied male citizens between
the ages of 21 and GO are liable to pay
a Poll Tax of $1.00, except old soldiers
who are exempt at 50 years.
Commutation Road Tax $1.00. in lieu
of Road duty. Road Tax to be paid by
the 1st., day of March, 1908. Other
Taxes to be paid at the time stated
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