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BRYAN MOT A CANDIDATE
Kl I I I.I H \\?* ?. 1 \ I NIM \\ I I -
roan in (iun M.i>,
Man* Republican- I hink Mr Will r..
Nominated m llaltlmore und Prom.
l*e Him Support? Mr In-i-i- Ihn
ii? i- Nim i I amlnlatc ami Will
Mip|n?ri i nl . i WiUoit in Clark,
Special to Ttn I mi 1 \ Item.
Chlc.no. /une It,?William J,
Bryan, the I?eniocrut:c I? adcr inU
three times Im ,t -i f.r tin* presi?
dency wa - . ? me a - warm
as any hi- ? \-r received from a iVmo
crstlc a**cmh|.ige today as he mo\?d
about. A in ijor tN Of the delegates
seem to gedJeVg tb.it luyan will be
nominated at I'.altunore and that he
ts studying sggailllong here at tlrst
hsnd In order to be letter prepared
for shaping things at the Halttmore
Convention. I.r\an. however, renew?
ed his denial that he Is a candi?
date. He expects the right to be be?
tween Clark and WUaag and will tour
the counti for gfMgll gV? named.
To all who have promised support,
end he bad assurarces from belli
Roosevelt and Taft men that unless
their candidate Is nominated they will
turn to the Nebraskan. ihyan lias In?
sisted firmly that he is not In the run?
in mi pouci t ot nr.
Ntuuher of IUcmIIM- lined for Rid?
ing on Mdcwalk?..
Quite a numl'cr ?f cases were heard
in the recorder's court Saturday
morning, many of them being against
Hayclists for riding on the sidewalks
st forbidden places and some for leav?
ing horses unhitched. A number of
the cases were made out by Police?
man T. P. Ward, who has been as?
signed to the outskirts of the city In
order to prevent such violations of the
city ordinances and from tho looks
now It seems that he will see that the
blciycl? and automobile ordinances
are enforced or make it hot for tlv?
Henry HeirioM md 1 ?s- it Moor?-,
riding blclclet on fotMdden Oldta I P.
Shepherd Johnson, leaving horse
unhitched. $5 or 10 days.
R. C. lfcNeal. violation of auto?
mobile ordinance by exceeding speed
limit. $10 or 20 days.
Carle Rowland, riding bicycle ?>n
forbidden sidewalk. $2 or 4 days.
Wllmot Chandler, violation of au?
tomobile ordinance by exceeding
?peed limit. 110 or 20 days.
Oliver Prophet and Willie McRae.
creating a disturbance and cursing.
$5 or 10 days on each charge.
Hugh Bradley, riding bicycle on
forhidden ?Idewatk. $2 or 4 days.
W. N. Poatfleld. leaving horse un?
hitched. $*> or || days.
I Moon -(.and)
Bishop\ille. Jiito- II. ? I SJM of the
must beautiful Neddlngs \er wit?
nessed |g this dig grng latama Md
fVesjne-oi ,> ..\. ning ?t !? o'ciof Ii it I he
hot,,,- of Mr. and Mr* W. V. MOOTS,
when th?dr daughter, Ml? Leila Oer
maine Moore, becaans the bride of
H ?rr> <; ,iniy.
Before the assernhlmg of the hridal
party M H-< I11 i I uneH <m< I
cause." As the last notes died away
Mh? ll.itvthorne Keamei SOUOded the
gVOf popular Wedding tn irch from
' Lohengrin." and to its strains first
ceme the hroh -'s pastor. Ite\. Ii. K.
Edwards, who gsHclatOdi Next cam ?
the groom, with his lust man. 1 >r.
Walker of Tlmnsonevlile, Then enmo
dame of honor. Mrs | I). Woodham.
sister of the gfMo, followed hg tho
bride Next came little Alien Mozingo
carrying the ring l.i a lovely magnolia
bud and maid of honor. Miss l.ilu
Moore cousin of tin hride
The out-of-town gliaatl were Mr.
and Mr*. Alexander Burrows. Misses
KstellA. Adelle. Kdlth and Nellie
Moore. Charlie ij.nilurd. Haisl Boy
kln and S. 1 Mo.,re of Halxelt; Mr.
and Mm I re,i r.est. Mr. and Mr*. K.
r. Weed ha wt Mm Uslnnd Mklnnet
and Miss KHcn ll.trrn of Stokes
Bridge; \lt md Mrs. K. M MogRsfO,
Mr and Mrs Sidney Segtirs and Miss
i.eimd Basjafg n| llartsvllle, it. m.
and Mini Dnlrj (sandy, Mr< and Mrs.
I?a\ls. 1 ?r. Walk.r of ilartsville. and
MI<m Ussle and Marie Newsome of
M r and Mrs ?1 ? nd\. after a ploni
ant trip to rOmtrveS, will make their
h..n - i? I'dshopvilb
A telegram from Mi. Henry P,
MoOnf this giomlng lold ?'f Mfl mar?
riage \Mtinl a In \?w V.irk to Miss
charlott ? Kmanuel of l>enver. Colo?
rado. Mr. M^SSSi g 11 \ Idling his aunt.
Mrs. ft. Rsnanoel at Flushing, Long
Island, and Mi*-? I'manuel was visit?
ing there I'm . Mr. Kmanuel be ng her
uncle, and S* It happened
Mr. and Mrs. Moses e\pe. f to be
Mr< I?. B MeCallont, Jr., has re?
turned from a Vigil Id Rock Hill.
M TO KNIFE.
Rtxifti \ i i i wii.i i x.iir i \ t in
MOVE hi i M l.
I In Ii > 11111 u ;i ti i un\i im i?>n Will 11
.i Miter Buttle *n llw Wuj liirough
I mil One Mdc irverwlielm-t Ihe Olli?
pt?>nii t I in nee o| Roosevelt Bolt.
Chicago, Jnnt iv? actlen taken by
Roonevell dctegatee, ise< mbled In
ma."." m* ? tinu c:iiiy :lu> nomine
. med lo km-, k into i i "? god hat
ail ihe teilt ol moderation that had
ohametertaod the couneeli ol both
-ui? ?? during the enrly hotire "f the
i kin. The specific p? Int upon which
Ihe rhnngi .-?? ?mal le hinge wai
Ihe deelnrntloB by ih< Roosevelt men
thai they would ennslder any?
thing i?-!*? than MD un< onteeted dele
K it* s a binding majority of the c?.n
? entbm. This aetien. if follow i d.
WOUld almost oeftl Inly throw the con?
tention Inte eonfueton? as neither side
has th.it number el uncontested dele*
Chicago. June 17.?While ?tili
claiming that Col. Rooeevelt will con?
trol Ihe Republican national conven?
tion end be named lot preeldeni on
the Aral bnllott the RooeeveH leaders
spent todny working out the detalli
of their ping of attack on the Taft
Programms as outlined lent night.
Mod..ration was counseled in the
two .sailing camps throughout the
day and had its effect. There w?-r ?
occasional Hashes of tire and charge*!
of "theft" and ' fraud" by the Roose
Vell forces, of ?bribery" and "corrup?
tion" at the h subpiarters, but it was
everywhere agreed that the day had
i" ? n of the quietest preceding an)
cons ention in ye i i s,
L'ncertulntt as to the result ol 'he
convention was as prevalent tonight
aS at any time since the national Re
publican force! begun their invasion
of Chicago, and neither the Taft n??r
the Rooeevelt hendqunrten were cer
talrfTts to the number ol the dele-1
Kates they could depend upon with
any degree Of certainty. The claims
and figures put out?each side Claim?
ing a char majority?were those of
hope rather than conviction.
I ?ne thing appeared Certain tonight,
that if there is to be a holt it is a long
wny off and will only occur after ev
? I expedient of strategy and parlia?
mentary practice has been e.xhaus'ed
I'V trained and rOOOUrCOfUl leaders.
Although Col, Rooeevelt In his
speech at the Auditorium oame ae
dose to suggesting a possible bolt as
at any time during hin campaign it
had been tentatively decided by the
Kosevelt leader! to fight |0 the end
through all Of the parliamentary
channels open to them before taking
any radical step.
Col. Roosevelt eeeerted that the
men "fraudulently put on the tempo
rary roll bf the dishonest action ol
the majority of the national commit?
tee should not be allowed to Vote on
their own case, or to rote on one an
Th* n he gdded I
?it is the duty of ail the honest
members of the convention to tiurht
that action from the moment the con?
vention assembles, it is our duty to
the rank and file of the Republican
partys it Is our dutv to the people of
this country 10 Insist that no action
of the convention which is based on
the \ot,-4 of these fraudulently seated
delegate* binds the Republican party
or imposes ans obligations upon .my
This outline of the Rooeevelt com?
patgn, coming from the colonel him?
self, served tO set at rest all doubt
as to a change of programme from
that decided upon at a conference of
th.- Rooeevelt lenders last night "to
light from the drop of the hat."
The Roosevelt leaders ere going to
attempt front the very start tomor*
foe |0 appeal their cast to the con
Ventlon Itself, minus the contested del
egatei Rented by the national com?
mittee, The Taft fores ate going to
Insist thai the proceeding shall move
Ktrlctly according to precedent and
thai each motion ihnll stand the test
of ps i llamentary praetb s
?? mi the eve of the convention both
sides plainly wer.- ncrvoUS, It Wall
difH< uit enough for them to reach any
sort of conclusion as lo how the dele?
gates finally would line up on the
question of the nomination and nest
to impossible to determine just what
delegates or delegations could be de
ponded upon to put through th< pre?
Some of the delegates Inetructcd for
f*o|, Itooscvett, it ss;is known. Would
not Ntipport all of ihe moves made by
hts steering committee on the conven?
tion floor, while it appeared equally
certain that many of the delegates In?
structed for Tata for president did not
f. .1 obligated to support his managers
on any other question. These facts
three an element of doubl Into ihe sit?
uation ami gnve lo every prospective
move in the convention an uncer?
tainty unknown in recent yean in the
R< publlt .hi P ii ts.
Col. W, D. Scarborough, of Dalsell,
vs i i I? of to the city Mondsj.
<.o\ I KNoK IM IM.Iis in (II \K(.|
IN Kl I IUI N( I I?> (.11 MI.
(uiVtTllor ??I Hoiltll Carolina Soilic
wliil IlltVIlftCd Over Clltll'gf Marie
? ?> Mayor ol t luirlc*toii Tluil Blind
Iii:? -? l?rafl i- l-'iiuling Um Whj tu
state capital?!? race win ProbuhB
Im- a?iuiiiiioiH,?| r.nioiT Dltnonsur}
i < IllOlil Ii ?
Colum In, June 11.?"Any man
W/ho would make such a statement is
a liar nnd .1 inward.' is the comment
Governor Dleaie gave <>ut at hit <>f- j
flee today on tin* charge of Mayor
Grace thai he had traced graft from
tii.- Charleston blind tiger situation
practically up to the Governor him*
si-ii. 'rii.- Mayor's charge moved the
Governor to wrath and he denounced
it in emphatic language.
?The Governor's official family In
gi\Ing him trouble," was the way one
comment ran today on tin- latest de?
velopment) for it was recalled that
Mayor Graes is a colonel On tin- Gov- j
ernor'i stair, and it he hai resigned j
no one hai heard anything of it.
Time and again there have been re
port! and denlali of a break between
Governor Blease ami Mayor Grace,
and tiif story to this effect during the
last session of tin- Legislature it well
1 > in.-ml.. red.
it i- also Interesting to 1 ?call lust
about the time <?f the reported break
thai Governor Blease, while on a visit I
to Charleston gave out an Interview 1
on the matter, in which he said "John !
is all right/1 and Otherwise said picas- j
ant thing* ftboul the .Mayor and de- |
nled there had been any break be?
tween them. Now, however, the Gov?
ernor applies the short and ugly
woid to tin' charge <?f Mayor Grace.
Tii.- dispensary Investigating com?
mittee is expected tO meet Tuesday at
which time the matter Of making out
formal subpoenas for Mayor Grace
and ?'hilf Stothari. of Blease'l Char?
leston Consta biliary, w ill probably he
coi tidered, as Mr. Btothari Is mid to
be the person that Mayor Grace has
charged with being the one who car?
ried the graft from Charleston to the
Governor, chairman Carlisle, of the
committee, stated the other day tha*
he was going to call the committee
together next week, probably on Tues?
day, when they would resume their
Another matter which will he con?
sidered is the question Of hearing tin
testimony of Thomas B. Felder, the
Atlanta attorney, whose letters on the
Governor of South Carolina and his
grave charges against him caused
sensations in the State it is thought
that Felder Is willing and even anx?
ious to testily and th<- committee will
certalnl) exhaust every effort to get
his testimony. Mr. Felder'! recent
answer to the Governor's threat to
have him arrested as he passed
through tin- state with the Georgia
delegation en route t?> Baltimore, was
that "he Would attend to the case ..;
Blease in the not distant future."
The meeting of the committee on
Tu.-.-day will divide interest with the
opening of the campaign at Bumter,
and the testimony of Mayor Grace
doUtbless will hold the undivided in
. pi -t of every man in the State,
When asked last night >f he had
any statement to in ike in regard to
the Governor'i statement. Mayor
John iv Grace replied that he had
nothing to say at this time lie said,
however, that at the proper tune he
would say whatever he might have to
say BS to this matter.
Mayor Grace confirmed the state?
ment that he is colonel on the Gover?
nor's staff. He stated, however, that
he had ne\< r put tin- uniform on. "My
connection with tin- Governor's staff
has been n very passive one," he add
I ed. New s and ('ourier.
in mi: police <01 bt.
The following cases were heard by
the recorder Monday morning with
the following c< nvletlons ami fines:
James Keels, riding bicycle on a
forbidden sidewalk, $10 or 20 de ;.
This line w is mad for a second of?
fense within a period of a week.
Carrie Boss, disorderly conduct,
$ I" or 20 days.
William Voung, riding bicycle on
forbidden sidewalk. $ 2 or I da>?.
Harold Wrlghl and Charles Wal?
ters, creating 1 dlstrbance, $6 or
1" days eai h
James Voting, violation of vehicle
ordinance, $fi or 10 days. $2 of this
amount being suspended during
K.1 behii \ lor.
i*. II. Vision and 1'. I \ Wilson,
drunk and > ur* hk, $10 ein h for being
drunk, and one of * ."? more for Wil?
son hu* ' in sin?.
Tb,- college boys and girls are very
lllU'h in eVldeH'e these d-IVS, "I) th'
streets ami elsewhere. They have al?
ready began t" formulate plans to
keep things lively during the sum?
Ml 1 Kate McBween, of Timmons
Vllle Is the guest of Miss Mary Wil?
son on Broad street.
BANKS TO LEND $500,000.
HANK PHF.SI HUNTS PROMISE
Ii MjF MILLION ihiM, Uts Tn
XII? i 'AH.Ml Ks l\ v| .i.i..
i \<. CO II? >\.
Agreement K< iiclicd Pl'IdU) at ?!? >i111
Meeting mi i onimiti ????. from rarm
l ni is. Chamber of Commerce
ami Hunk* o| cits?Movement
Origin of it Stutc-Wide Campaign
for some l.ml.
AI .1 meeting of committees from]
the Sumter County Farm ere' Union, ?
the Chamber of Commerce and the
banks of the city $500,000 was pledg'
? ?1 by the lianks of the city to be lent
to the farmers of this county and
trading In this < ity on cotton stored
In warehouse*, the money to be loan?
ed at six per cent Interest until the |
first of May. 1913.
The meeting was hold Friday in the
Chamber of Commerce hall, Messrs.
ES, \V, bahbs, state president <>f the
Farmers' Union, J, Frank Williams,
bounty president of tho Farmers'
Union. J. M. Brogdon und R. 13, BeJ
ser. A committee from the cii mi
l?er "f Commerce represented
that aody and the presidents of the
various hanks in the city wer? pre**
ent to -peak for their institutions.
The meeting was the first of u series 1
of meetings to be held for the pur?
pose of discussing means of market?
ing COtton in a practical, profitable
and systematic way. The me.-ting
wan expected to be the beginning of a
State-wide movement with the same
object in view, the helping of the
farmerI at times when they need such !
help from the banks and the teach- 1
Ing of systematic and profitable mar?
The matter will be taken up by
President Dabbs in other counties
where the same steps will be advocat
ed and adopted If it proves feasible.
In each county the help from the
banks will be local, but the move?
ment will be taken up with the presi?
dents of the unions in other States and
they will be expected to see that the
counties In their States adopt the
sann- or similar means to obtain the
The bankers agreed to lend the half
million dollars to the farmers, it be?
ing thought that that amount would
be sufficient, in order that the farm?
ers might know before hand what
help to expect from the banks and in
this provide for the holding of their
cotton, and that it might not be nec?
essary to rush it on the market as
soon as it is picked and ginned as has
been the case to a considerable extent
1U H.lirvt. ROADS IN silll.oil.
Supervisor Kitts Make- sonic Com?
ment* on Work in This Section.
Supervisor Pitts was In the city
on Monday and while here he stat? l
to the reporter for the Item that he
was making good progress with his
road building in Shlloh township.
Mr. Pitts stated that in that section
the best road material was to be found
of any where in the county and
it was not so difficult to build roads
there as elsewhere.
Mr. Pitts Is now engaged in build?
ing up the ! >st used roads in this part
of the county, tilling in holes, digging
Stumps OUt of the roads ami pfovul
mg proper drainage, There are
great many public roads in Shlloh
township and for this reason only the
principal ones are being put in sh ip.',
so that they can be kept in go "1
The roads which wa re built In the
Rembert section are still in good
shape, and it looks now as if Super?
visor PlttS will have some good roads
all over the county with a little more
time and work.
FIRE \ssoo\TloN INSPECTION.
Will Meet Here Wednesday Morn
ing to Inspect City.
The State Fire Prevention Associa?
tion will meet in this city Wednesd y
morning for the purpose of going
over the town, inspecting it and after?
ward- telling the people In an open
meeting which will be held what
measures should be taken t<> lessen
the Hre risks here.
The Inspectors of ail lire insurance
companies <l"inn business in this ity
w ill be represented by their Inspectors
who will go over the entire
city during the day. The meet?
ing to be held during the evening Is
for the puropse of letting the people
know what to do In older that thev
may lessen lire risks and thus de?
crease their insurance rates.
Slirlners at Home Again.
'ihe part) of Bhrinera which went
from here Monday muht to Asheville
to attend the convocation of Oasis
and Omar Temples returned home on
Thursday afternoon after having
spent a most enjoyable trip and hav?
ing had a big time in Ashoville.
KRAFT IN CHARLESTON.
MW? ?II < .11 \i I s|?| IK* i s |?| \ : \
i i i;
lt?'|KMI tllC < lUII'ge in.(I I ?l-p' ii-.ii \
< oii?tublc* an- fti'til'iiuit in t Iturlo
Loil ami | ||U| Ii.?- lal'Hi'l IIa? Ii. .11
I" raced in Charleston. IIa? Sonic*
lliillg (.> KU) Abuul Local tiruficr?.
1 'liai leston ' 'omiiiDM Ken ? .
The statement published in th
columns charging wholesu ?? graft ??
the constables, in the "enf< rccement"
of the dispensary law in Charleston
seems to have stirred up a hornet's
nest throughout the Stute. The fur?
ther statement that "we have traced
this graft "practically" up to the Gov?
ernor himself" has met deservedly
with tremendous interest and has
elicited from the Governor a rather
caustic, if indeed, Irrelevant, denial,
coupled with some biting epithets, it
will t'o noted, however, that wn..t the
Governor says is "that anyone who
stated that he. Blease, had received
graft from Charleston blind tigers
was a coward and a liar." This is not
t" the point, it is a nun sequitur.
I'pon it there can be no issue between
the G? vernoi and us. li we had com?
petent proof to show that the Gover?
nor did himself, In proper person, "re?
ceive" this graft, ??in- readers may re.-i
assured that we would say it. But
we have made no such claim. What
w? have said, and can abundantly
prove, Is that rne constables here in
Charleston ha\e "received" it. More?
over, we fay now, weighing our
words well, that not only have they
received it. but that the first thing
they did when s? nt t<> Charleston was
t" organise a perfect system ?>f graft;
that in one first Stroke they made a
lumi collection of i large amount,
and that ever sitae, they have been
exacting and collecting, ac wording to
the volume of business done, a stated
?cm at fixed intervals; and that these
actions have been coincident wi'h the
comings ami going of certain personi
ami personages whose movements
point with Utmost circumstantiality
to our conclusions that the graft is
"traced practically to the Governor
himself" The known facta of graft
collection are so (dear and the con?
ditions are so convincing that we
have for ourselves reached a moral
conviction in the matter. Cpon the
same character of evidence we would
under oath tlnd guilty a person accus?
ed "f mutder. Whether or not the
Investigating Committee will reach a
dIff rent conclusion from our own re?
mains to be seen.
And nOW let nie drop into those
matters which arc a little personal,
it seems to he the conventional thing
in journalism to do everything behind
the editorial "we." Views are put
forth, characters blackened, Infamous
Mmds ami malicious lies propagated
under the all-embracing Impersonal
persona] pronoun, first person, plural
number. "We" has covered a multi?
tude of sins. It has also afforded
safety against just and unjust phy?
sical attack, and it it has sent brave
nu n to. it has as often saved cowardlj
writers from, untimely graves. It is
all very nice and all very conventional.
But somehow or other it seems to tti
to be an evasion. When articles
amount to nothing more than an im
perscnal view of impersonal topics,
nothing is to be gained and a great
deal of egotism to be lost, perhaps,
in the disuse ??f the pronoun "1." But
Inasmuch as the mission ol this paper
is the eradication of evil in govern?
ment, and as most evil in government
arises through the corruption of men;
and as it is necessary in proving the
corruption of men to come down from
glittering generalities to specific
charges, I feel that it would be un
wise ami manifestly unjust if for an?
other moment I allowed any doubt to
linger around the authorship of these
articles, or if not always the actual
authorship, at least the inspirati m.
They are by John P. Grace, and
whatever he assert- he is ready 10
prove or take the consequences. He
says this because only within the bist
week certain thieves and thugs who
receive moral encouragement fr ?m
men higher up are said to have made
threats against his life t. r articles
appearing herein. For the n he has
but utter contempt. No doubt tin re
are those who would like something
to happen, and from all accounts are
counselling no restraint to the no?
torious murderers and highwaymen
who med perhaps but a word to "do
the job." To his friends and his
em iiMe- Mr. Crac,. has but to siy?
be not afraid; to his friends, that no
physical harm will come to him; lo
his enemies that none will come to
1 >f course l realise thai we an k> t
ting down at last to what has been
needed in Charleston for a long, long
time ?tin telling oi some pluin truths;
and In the teMfllg of them certain
person** must '.??? affected. But how
else can the people of Charleston and
the state ever know the truth
and. by know in^ it. bring
about thai Mood government which
every de? enl man assuredly must de?
sire'* Take tin dispensary situation.
BRYAN REPORTER AT CHICAGO
?.im \ i IOMMom h sK.i t ltf>i 1 \ .
II It VII \\ I IH C.| ii \|,| KK,
i \pbuo- Tliai ll<- i- Not KfeHtiug
puhiirau N-.mij, iiiflm tor
,|, |,|?( imi^ ^ ,,1, ,, <|lf>
<",':, Iun?? William Jen?
1 ng* Hi ran i 1 - .. 1 entre ol attrac*
?*>n u ?!!'? preconvention irene lo
,: 1 v- ad though appeal ing ai thej
h< iid'iuartors of leaden ..1 ;, rival
party .1.? .1 newspaper reporter, w<ii
given :i demonstration i\ the thronf
01 ?isitors and delegates.
Mr. Bryan had personal chat with
Thoodore Room \ ??!: late in the d -..
after he had Interviewed Senator D|*?
on, the Roosevelt esmpalgn director
and Managing Director McKinley r
the Xafi bureau*
a> in- entered th.- hotel lobby el*
wing his way through th.- crowd,
some one shouted:
'Hurrah toi William J. Brenn."
He w.is cheered for seevrel minutes
tnd continuous cries of 'Speech,"
"Speech." cam? from .ill parts of the
Mr. Bryan waved his hands to the
crowd, md remarked to those near
him that he had come "merely as a
newspaper reporter" and not seeking
presidential nomination from a Re?
' I came to see your steam roller,"
said Mr. Bryan, ?1 s h- shook hands
with Congressman McKinley. "Is it
anywhere in sight ?"
"No. we have laid it aside." said
Mr. McKinley, "but would be glad
to lend ?t to you i! you would like to
have it at Baltimore."
"Oh, n??, we Democrats do not need
it." Mr. Bryan laughingly responded;
" w e are going to hold a model con?
storm CLAIMS 2? VICTIMS.
Heavy Property Damage Inflicted by
Kleinen U in Missouri.
Kansas City, Mo.. June If.?Twenty
six person- are known to have been
killed and many injured by a storm
that passed over Central West Mis?
souri late Saturday, demolishing
1 uildings. tearing down wires and
leaving the smaller towns and coun?
try homes completely wrocked.
for instance. We know the constables
are graftin?. Why then shouldn't we
say it and. if need be. name names?
And why should we not go further
and show that such things are toler?
ated and possibly shared in
by "men higher up?" Your answer
Will be. "of course do it; it only ?f?
fe, ts Bleeps, and who cares about
him." Suppose, then, we say that
We also know that the rottenest kind
of graft exists amongst the rural po?
licemen, and thai such is known and
tolerated by the sin-riff of this Conn
Itj\ As fairminded citizens would you
hesitate to apply to him the same rule
you would apply t<> Rlease? Do not
misunderstand us. We do not know,
and we cannot say that we believe
V'lth the same moral certainty thit
Martin is getting any of the graft, as
in the ease of Rlease; but we do as?
sert that for political reasons at least
he knowingly tolerates it. This we
are able to prove beyond any reason
gble doubt. Why then have we not
a right to assume that our readers
will engage w ith us in the same earn?
est discovery and elimination <>f
these near-home abuses? They seem
very anxious to fasten upon HI ease
responsibility for the rotteness of con?
ditions und.-r his administration. Why
not as to Martin? Come now. readers
If anyone doubts that Mr. (Race
knows what he is talking about, we
publish the annexed letter to disabuse,
his mind of the error. 1'or good
reasons at present Wg withhold the
Charleston. S. C. June IS, 1?12.
Hon. John 1'. Qrnce, Mayor. BtC,
Charleston- Dear sir: 1 see by the
daily papers that you are summor.ed
to testify before the Investigating Dig*
pensary committee. Such being :he
case I want to say that being thor?
oughly familiar with conditions, also
charges that you made through y ?ur
paper, which I suppose is the cause
for this summons, 1 would be glad to
lender you anv assistance or testi?
mony that would be of service to
you. As you will no doubt recall the
fSCl that during your campaign,
things became so strong. 1 was ad?
vised that Ben Stothart was promised
a pardon, in the event of him putting
me eh.- writer* out of the way. as 1
knew too mu.h and would talk; fur?
thermore I collected some of the
money that ihose human vampires
ami bloodsuckers forced these poor
, people t<? gl?,. up.
Please Lt || tx understood that I
lam not offering this as the olive
branch, tun its only a case where you
.aia- right, and 1 am with you in this
particular, like in ab cesee 1 sm with
any man the! 1 feel is right.
Therefore, it you need me or my
Services you are at liberty to coll on
' nie. v* 11 respectfully,