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SHOULD 1W E A1.-E1)
Serious Troubke Narow ly .\verted at.
Stormy Congressional Camipalgi
Meeting Held Iiere Last Niglit.
(Spartanburg Journal, Aug. 16.)
After holding a quiet and extreme
ly peaceable meeting at Chesnee yes
terday morning, the candidates Gor
congress from the Fourth Congres
sional district came to Spartanbirg
last night and when they spoke on
South Church street a near-riot de
'eloped, due to the now justly cele
brated Geilfuss case and the fact that
the Spartanburg baker resented what
David B. rraxler, of Greenville, can
-didate for congress, had to say aiout
him. Mr. Traxler paid hb resects to!
the Spartanburg man in no uncertain
terms and notwithstanding the' fact
that he was menaced by bodily in
. jury, he continued to flay A. Gellfuss
and those who aided him in his re
cent trouble until the conclusion of
his address. H. Ougust, a pawn
broker, tried to interrupt the speaker,
but was soon silenced. The crowd
was almost solidly with Traxler and
received an ovation. It is prolble
that le was givei more applause in
Spartanburg last night than has been
accorded all the candidates put to
gether since the campaign ktarted.
For several minutes the crowd of
about 1,500 Spartanburg people, Which
was almost unanimously anti-Gellfuss,
wats in an uproar while Mr. Gelliftss
vainly tried to reach the stand from I
which Mr. Traxler was hurling epithet
after epithet at the local baker. Sher
iff W. J. White rushed into the crowd
and seizing Mr. Gellfuss by the arm
forced him back from the neigborhood
-of the stand. For several minutes the
Spartanburg baker attempted to re
ply to the Greenville candidate, until
Sheriff White ordered him to keel)
quiet. At the conclusion of his speech,
Mr. Traxier was given an ovatio
several hundred voters going up to
the speaker's stand and congratulat
ing the Greenville man on his stand
and assuring him of their sympathy.
The meeting was altogether a Trax
The difficulty aroso immediately af
ter Mir. Traxler launched into, hi;
attack on the local baker, which came
after the candidate had been speaking
about 25 minutes. As soon as Mr.
Traxler mentioned tle Geilfuss case.
Mr. (lilfuss hollered from the crowd,
"It's a lie," and started toward th
speakers' stand, hollering, "I'll get
Guy L. Co
Tractor is icdes
work is done i
in running ove
._m."' Mr. Traxler repiled, "If you
don't stop, I'll beat you." Mr. Gellfuss
conitnued to advance, but at this
juncture Sheriff White grabbed hold
of Mr. Geilfuss and pulled him back,
at the same time warning him to keep
quict. Mr. Traxler then continued his
speech, hurling vitriolic shots at the
baker. Mr. Gellfuss continued to yell
at the candidate, uttil the chalirmtn
of the meeting advised the audience
and Mr. Geilfuss that it would be best
to keep cquiet and urging for the can
didate a respectful hearing.
Mr. Traxler then continued his at
tacks on the local baker, denouncing
him In stirring terms, amid the pro
longed applause of the crowd. He de
clared that what Sam Nicholls should
have dope was to "hang Gellfuss to
the first telegraph post and turn the
two soldiers loose." This meeting has
beon running along peacefully, and
the first sign of Interruption was from
a d--m German. Will I stand here
and be insulted by a mani who says
he is not a German, because he was
born in Charleston? No, he declared.
Mr. Gelifuss at this time again at
tempted to Interrupt, rushing forward
towards the speakers' stand, holler
Ing at Mr. Traxler that "I will get
you if I ever get you off that stanid."
.\Mr. Traxler repiled that lie would
meet him then if he wanted to, "and
I'll heat you, too," he exclaimed. "I low
about Norwoodl's money?" someone in
the crowd hollered. "I haven't get any
of yours, Geilfuss," Mr. Traxler re
plied. 'That wasn't me, and that
shows how crazy you are." the baker
"There are 500,000 Germans in
America, and, Geilfuss is one of them,"
Mr. Traxler hurled at Mr. Gellfuss. I
"The kaiser told Mr. Gerard when
war was declared that he had 500,000
Geilfuss in America who are ready to
fight for Germany at any time,"'he
next stated. "Gellfuss ought to be in
the penitentiary," Mr, Traxler said in
concliding his attack on the. local
The aujdience which was the largest
and most demonstrative yet met with
on the campaign, cheered Mr. Trax
1er to the echo as lie vigorously at
tacked the local baker. Time after
time he was !nterrupted by the cheer
of the audience as lie poured some
empeially h ot shot into. tile Spartan
hu rg buisiness man and apparently the
rrowdrl was altogether with Ihe Green
vil Ic (andidate. At the conclusion or
rhie meeti hndrIreds rushed up and 1(
shook hand1s, wit thie candidate. 1
prom, a crowd which was aplprently
e pleased to ami
Fi actor and will
rd and McKay
August 27. Al]
ar you need power, I
Il. Power when yot
ise it for belt jobs.
ctor lays its own tra<
r soft ground, espec
for Nicholls, Mr. Traxler soon secured
At the conclusion of his attack, on
Mr. Geilfuss, Mr'. Traxler aunched an
attack oa Bleascism, decring in vig
orous terms that Mr. Nicholls should
come out either for or against Blease.
Some one in the crowd hollered that
he knew whom Nicholls was going
to vote for, Cole L. Blease, and Mr.
Traxler offered him $100 if he would
get Nicholls to say that. Ne was then
asked whom lie was for, and he at
once replied, "Nat B. Ial and Ilobt.
A. Cooper." The Greenville candi
date then called on Mr. Nicholls to
declare himself, whereupon the in
munmbent shouted, "It's none of your
business." Mr. Traxler then scored
the congressman for dodging the Is
me, declaring that it Blease had done
as much for him as he had for Nich
oils he would stand up and declare
him his friend.
Horace L. Bomar, the first speaker,
made his usual speech, again attack
Ing the record of Congressman Nich
Alls in unstinted terms. He was very
strong in his patriotic utterances and 1
icorod the man who is disloyal. i-He
iplealed for a united pepole and the
Ipoper sippmort of tihe boys iI the
I renches. Repeatedly ditriing his
speech, Mr. H-omar was applauded by
he audience, especially when he as
;alied the Incumbent's record on sup
port of the president and appealed for
upport in "winning the war and
wvinning It worthily." I-e was given
I round of applause when he conclud'
d, after coming out wholeheartedly
*n favor of nationwide prohibition.
Fam J. Nicholls, the incumbent,
ilso spoke along the usual lines, de
ending his political record and de
31aring emphatically that he was be
lud the presid'nt and had and would
%ontinue to support him. le also de
'lared that lie was for prohibition,
Ind pointed to the fact that he had
ilways voted for prohibition when it
vas considered by congress. He de
'lared that factionalism had no place
n this campaign, and that it did not
natter whetheri he voted for Blease
r IDial, as both were his friends. He
vas repeatedly interrupted by the
-rowd, being frequently given a round
)f oheers. lie was most liberally ap
ilanimded at the close of his address.
Mr. Traxler delivered his usua
iddress lp to the beginning of the
;vlefuss difliculty. Mr. Traxler amr
'aigned Mr. Nicholls for missing 93
-o! cais and again paid hIs respects
o the "Nicholls graveyard."
iounce that we I
give a demonsti
Disc Plow and
n Clinton and
i[day (Election c
auling, grinding, till
want it, where you
Designed and constr
ek, therefore it worli
ially for plowing an(
-New York Offielwl Tell of Thorough
Hess with which (ermany Preparved
New York, Aug. 18.-A detailed
statenment intended to show some ran
iflealions of Germany's scheme to in
chude America in a world Wide pro
p1aganda campaign launiched even be
fore the outbreak of the war was Is
e110d tonight by Al.fred L. B3ecker,
ileputy state attorney general who do
3Iared his department Is fast "weld
ing together the evidence.'
Geo. Von Skal, of New York, who
worked under Capt. Franz Von Papen,
military attache of the German em
bassy, had been "arragned" with as
Darly as 1909, ho has admitted, ac
'ording to Mr. Becker .
"I happened to be in Berlin in 1908
Ind met the chief of the intelligence
office,' Mr. Becker says Von Shal
stated. "lie told me he hag often
hought of me because if a war broke
3ut, 'they wanted to have somebody
icre in the military attache's office
who could be In touch with the Cpress
Ind who coul d tell them what 1i1ghb
J0 lone With the press."
Von Skal, who is a naturalized
auiirican, agreed to do the work as
long as America did not become In
6olved in any war, according to Mr.
1i'vidence also has been secured, Mr.
B3ecker declared, showing that Ger
nany began propaganda work in Tntr
key at least a year before war was de
-lared on France and Russia.
Sall Gurdji, now living in New
York, but formerly of the Ottoman
releg'aphy Agency, the official news
rganization of the Turkish govern
ent, was appointed by the German
imbassador in Constantinople and of
lered 40,000 marks to exploit German
igency.- He later was offered 100,000
narks, but. refused both offers.
,Then according to Mr. Becker, he
was sulifmmloned before the chief of po
ice and nidered to close his agency
vhich vas, taken over by the German
igents. (1,urdji fled for his life and It
ook all the skill of neutral diplomats
In save the lives of his family.
In America. Mr. Becker said, the
wropaganda work was actually started
i soon as Dr. liernhard Dernburg ar
rIved here. .\Mr. Ilecker said lhe has
raced $40.000 as paid in 1915 from
Grove's Tasteless chill Tonic
lestroys the malarial germs which are transmitted
. the blood by the Mainrin Mosquito. ;'ee :oo
rat'n of this Ti
ing, sowmng, reaping
want it, and as mu,
ucted by a firm of
:s perfectly over an'
FHE DATE, TUES]
tile Joint accounts of Wr. Heinriloh F
Albert, former financial attache of th(
German embassy and former Anj)as.
sador Von Bornstorff to alleged pro.
JAURENS LAY'S OPELATION
"10 years ago I Was operated on foi
aPPelndicitis and later operated again
for gall stones. Neither did me any
good and I suffered all kinds of tor
ture since. Five years ago I took
Mayr's Wonderfui Remedy and have
felt no symptoms or pain since. All
stomach auffererp should take it." It
is a Bimnple, harmless preparation that
romoves the catairhal mucus4 from the
intestinal tract and allays the inflamn
mation which camuses practically all
stomach, liver and intestinal ailments,
including appendicitis. .One dose wil.
convince or money refunded.
NOTICE OF PRIMA RY ELECTIO.N.
A primary election of the Democratic
Party will be held August 27, 1918, for
the purpose of nominating candidates
for the following oflices:
United States Senator for long term,
(nited States Senator for short ;erm
Congressman for the Fouth Congres
Governor, lAieutenant. Governor, See
retary of State, Comptroller General,
State Treasurer. Adjutant General,
*-tate Sit perintendent of Educalion, At
'ornyV Gen raI. Commissioner of Ag
!iculIture. Commerce and Indistries,
tailroad Colm im ission Or.
Itepre,;entatives of tle lower house,
umpervisor, Probhte Judge, County
;uperintendent o' Ndtureal lol County
reasurexi, Andjor, County Commis
4ioners n d .\a;'gistratles.
The electioA will be held at the poll
Ing precinc hertinafter named in the
respectiveAcldit districts, by the mana
gers lerei'ftfter named. The managers
shall open the polls at 8 o'clock in
the forenoon and close them at 4
o'clock in the afternoon, when they
shall proceed publicly to count the
votes. After tabulating the results,
the managers shall certify the same
and forward the ballot box containing
the ballots, poll list and all other pa
pers, except the club roll, relating to
such election, by one of their number
to the chairman of the county conmit
tee within 3i hours after the close of
the polls and said election shall be
conducted in all respects according to
laws of the State of South Carolina
governing primary elections at i.
cording to tile rules of the Democratic
Tile following is a list of the poll
ing places, witi lite names of tle Ilan
agers and clerks appointed for each:
I urens---l. I. Nickles. Albert Dial,
11. Mi. Wolff: It. A. ilabb, eerk.
I anur en .\ ill- Rt. S. T(e mlet on, .1.
W. lellams, .J. C. Cannon; Laamr
Watts .\li1-Joe Blak11ely. Alsey Cole
ma..1. Pohll. Br1OwnVlee; It. 11. Don
Ora --0. L. Hunmer, W. .: .\lClintock,
W. .1. Bryson; 1,. .T. lilakely, clerk.
ie agency for t]
actor with the
rerizer on the fa
and one half
, etc., you will find*
has you want. WI
nationally known (
r soil or road conditi
DAY, AUGUST 27
Lalford-J. M. Fleming, C. L. Wal
drop. J. V lAinford; Toy A. Drum
Pleasant Mound-Guy 'tmaIIIIn, Ed
gar Karrett, Lce West; tlumbu Dur
Youngs-C. R. Bobo, W. It. Wilkie, W.
W. Wallace; if. i1. Abercrombie, clerk.
Stewarts-Arthur J. Hughes, C. B.
Leonard, G. T. Cook; J. 1). Stewart,
Cooks-lR. L. Cooper, Y. A. Edwards,
W. 'W. Roberts; J. 13. Cook, clerk.
Grays Store-M. E lmore Long, It. H-,
Barnett, 0. C. Godfrey: F. L. McIntire,
Thonipsons Store--R. C. Owings, L.
A. Thompson, L. W. Gilliland; Ernest
M. Garrett, clerk.
Owings--J. T. Stoddard, L. L. Tem
leoton, H. J. G. Curry; J. L. Gray,
Gray Court-IL. Z. Wilson, C. I.
Shell, W. H. Barksdale; .J. H1. Garri
Dials--W. R. Harris, Ludic Aber
cromble, Ben Campbell; Charley Me
Woodville J. E. Wham, A. S. Hold
er, Haskell Gray; I). 1). Kellett, clerk.
Shliloh---l. W. Boyd, t. G. Wilson,
C. E. Wilson; .1. H. liellams, clerk.
Hickory Tavern-J. L. Baldwin, W.
D. Sullivan, Jr., J. A. Bagwell; Mack
Princeton-Ji I. Liagwell, J. Frank
Davis, M. 1. McCuen; A. .1. .onro,
Poplar P.prings1-T. T. Wood. A. E.
11111s. N. It. Wood, W. it. Dtvis. ele(-k.
Daniels Sore--M. \v. Ifill, p. it. Ito
]lnd. W. J.- Maley; J1. C. Martin,
Ekomi-~~O. C. 11111, J. 1. Culbertson,
P. 0. Smith; M. E. McDaniel, Jr.,
Mt. Pleas.ant-G. E. Moore, W. T3.
Mundy, A. F. Teague; 1. .\l. Cunning
Tip Top--john W. Anderson, W. B.
Sims, S. A. Taylor; H. L. Bagwell,
Waterloo-J. M. Peauce, George An
derson, Herbert Nelson; Rex LIanford,
Cross Ill1-R. D. Nance. W. F. Mad
den, .1. C. WorkmaiA W. E. Griffin,
Wados--W. L. Wade, W. W. Watkins,
J. S. Hill: W. S. Atchison, clerk.
Mouintville-M. L. Crisp, F. F.
Stokes, Clyde F. Smith: W. C. -Ilpp,
lIopewel-.J. F. Workman, G. T.
Brown, J. Roy Crawford; J. G. Young,
lInton-lR. J. Copeland, Sr., Tandy
P. .\liam, Ino. If. Nabors; T. D). Leak,
Clinton Mill-I. Y. Abrams, E. M.
R1id, 0. M. Templeton; It. .1. McCrary,
ce I rk.
b yd ia Mill-T. E. Boyce. H. Wofford,
H. 1). Stewart; W. P". Johnson, clerk.
Goldvill-AI. C. Hlunter, W. E. lla
lock, [. IL. Simpson; Ross Doster Lean,
Rlenno--Posey Copeland, S. W. Dean,
T. 11. Weir.; J11o. (1ril1in Pitts, clorki.
LangLston-- S. 0. Clark, IR .H. Glenn,
.. W. Doni1on1; M. M. Poole, clerk.
C. A. POWEII,
rm of Mr.
~en your field
ons. It excels
NTON. S. C.