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?It** .lust and F'oar not-?Let nil the ends Thon Aims t at be thy Country's, Thy (?ods and Truth's.'
THE TR?E SOUTHKON, **Lablbihed June, 1
CkmtOlidf ted Au?. 3, 1881.
&UMTER, S. 0? SATURDAY, J?NE 22, 1912.
Vol. XXXIV. No. 34.
HABLEY LOOMS UP.
MW rHOM UISSOIH1 MAY RH
< (?MI'H'iMlsl NOMIM I
Tl*?rv Wa? Nothing Doing in ihr i on
\cntion l*ro|ht Tod?>. und l?ro
orc-iHiur* Were M?*rv Routine, Wait?
ing on iIm? k? |Hnt of Credential
<'"inMiln?r?Roosevelt Hu- I .o?d
<? n?? on Miih or Mi- Relegates und
tim?> will Not Deceit Um Regular
Organization for lllm?Offer or
Roosevelt leaders to Withdraw
Teddy if Taft Um? fiel* Out Ro
Jiftrd?Ocncnil Drift of Sentiment
Timunl' llndlcv in Ktent It Is Simmi
Neither Part Nor Roosevelt Can
Chicago 1" A M . June 20.?Roose?
velt this morning ordered the bolting
member* of the < redentlal commit
tee to go buck to the meeting which
begin.4 at JOO today, but instructed
them to protest the voting of any
delegates who lot their jeats by
The, Taft rr en ire In ?ntrol and
will Insist on the voting . ights of the
contested delegates and a bolt Is like?
ly to follow.
The Roosevelters have rented Or?
chestra Hall and all arrangements
for holding I separate convention
have been completed.
Chairman Root announced most
positively th it the rumored attempt
of the Roos.'n "iters to bold a second
nvenllon In the Collsuem would be
thwarted and the bolting delegates
removed b> I Sjaa, if necessary, and
that whatever force required to ac?
complish this purpose would be avail?
able and used. The police are pre?
pared for the emergency.
Roosevelt said to the loyal dele
l gates at an early hour this morning.
' "So far as I am concerned, I am
through. I h? pe if you who are the
real and lawful majority of the con?
vention are voted down will organize
as such. Tou have courage and
Johnson the "Fighting Governor
of Camprni < und one of the Roose?
velt "* lea der? ? aid this morning: "T
am ttred of nghtlng feathers, will
now take a club."
The session of the convention to?
day is expected to be merely routine
waiting on the report of the cre
dentlsls con mitte Friday morning,
unten* the ho't comes sooner and
precipitates the crisis. The problem
Is. how far v\ II the bolt go? Some
of the Roosevelt delegates will stick
to Teddy through thick and thin
right to the end. hut many others
will not quit the ptrty for Roosevelt.
Th- v would he satisfied with the
nomination gf any progressive.
I/ooks Like Dudley.
Chicago, || no. June 20?The Had
ley ovation \. sterday made him i
presidential possibility. This is ad?
mitted by hoth Taft and Roosevelt
delegates. Hg has promised to sup?
port Roosevelt, but friends say if
a bolt comes he will remain regular
Many Taft delegates think him an
id-*il candidate f..r head of the tick?
et. If he -tay-? with the regulars
In case of a holt the Missouri dele?
gation win give him the presidential
ballot and scit'ering votes from other
States will gsnkg Tuffs nomination
Impossible, und lladlcy. Roosevelt's
etaunchest supporter is the most like?
ly regular candidate against Roose
velt. If there I- no holt lladley seems
assured nomination for vice president
on the RsjsssfvnH Haket und the T;*ft
men want him on their ticket.
Hsdley ssys evasively about the
presidential I.m I am for Unnggi
v#dt and Intend fighting for him.
There n no renaug for discussing an>
thing but Ro,,s.o.it's candidacy."
The dem 11 .1 f -r i thu d amlidato
Is growing big und It looks as if
neither Tuft nor Roosevelt Is strong
? notigh In the regular convention to
KiHisev e t men w ent to T ift no-n
and were met vvith refusal of their
proposition that Roosevelt would be
withdrawn If Taft w is withdrawn.
Taft I* In the light to the llntsh. say
hi* supporters and they do not pro?
pone to sacrifice him to save Roose?
velt's fin ., grnei Itofl hag me igM
i d?i> basing Mh <?Hi>.
? hb ago. II noon. July 20.- Th U
i'i.I. Roose\,|t would not Seel to hold
I gates in-urn. ted or pledged to
?- u-P'-rt him g is announced today hy
one of Roose\eP'-? SjgnWSJl porsoiiul
friends ?ml present gefrflgnfl Thit
he release* them from any obligating
wss taken to mean th it tin y need
not support him unless ho C their
personal choice for the presidential
nomination. Roosevelt was In con
ri.w to OBilAXlZE Roi.nNt.
convention e\ii.s am? HE
QOEi it mom:.
i alls on His r.iciitlx l .loin Him in
organizing i \?w Part] Indepeii*
drill of Ail Old Parties?This Un
o\|mm |? ?I I urn of Affair* in Chicago
Indicates Hum Roooeveff Had Keen
0\crtluo\\ii and That He Could
Not Carry Into ?? Holling Conven?
tion a I ? indent Number of Dele?
gate^ to Make His Repudiation of
Part> Regularity Impr c??d\o.
N.\v York, June L'O.?Col, BOOM?
veil today decided lo take- the bit In
his teeth and repudiate th.- present
Republican Convention Without fur?
In I carefully prepared statement,
which he lead lo till personal advis?
ors to he later handed t<> all his dele?
gates Cot? Roosevelt announced his
willingness to lead an independent
party for the principles of the pro?
gressive movement, and called on
such of his friends who placed thSOS
above party h yalty to j..in in a light
to the finish.
He thanked his friends in the Re?
publican organization and those who
have fought with him up to the pres?
ent time, and released them from any
obligation, other than their desire to
join him in the fight for principles.
The Colonel's declaration, in pai t,
"The time has come when I feel
that I most make certain statements,
not merely t. honestly elected mem?
bers of the Republican convention,
but to the rank and file of the Repub?
lican party and to the honest people r i*
the entire nation. I went into this fight
for certain principles and at thi*
moment I can only serve these prin?
ciples by continuing to bear the per?
sonal responsibility which their ad?
vocacy has brought me."
in the police COl rt.
Number of Offender* Against Bicycle
Ordinance R.fure Recorder.
A number of offenders against the
bicycle ordinance and a tlW others
were up gerfpffg the recorder this
morning to be tried for their mis?
The following were tried for riding
Meyeloe on forbidden sidewalks: B<
J. Orler, Hurt Eagerb n and R. 0,
Cantey. $2.00 or 4 days each, and II.
D. Rembert and A. C. Ligen. $1.00 or
Jerry Williams, petit larceny, steal?
ing two pair of silk hose from ItUbbS
Bros. Store. $15 or 30 days.
Stepheny Bracey, \ iolation of hack
ordinance by failing to meet trains,
two offenses, $2.00 or 4 days for tha?
first offense and $4.00 or S days on
the second offense.
Civic la-ague Picnic.
The picnic at Pocalla next Wednes
tl iv will besjtg at five in the afternoon
und last till ten o'clock at night.
Hotting, bathing, dancing, ice cream,
cake, fish atew. fish fry, home made
candy, peanuts. lemonade and a
moon light riinht?everybody is sure
to have a good time. Remember y:>u
are , ngaged for the Civic League
Picnic at PoeallS Springs Wednesday,
June JK. I'M.'.
Attend FgStcUl star Convention.
Mr. Hartow Walsh, Mi*-; Moneta
Oeteen and Mrs. c.eo. (i. Tweed have
gong to Florence lO attend the State
c onvention of the order Of the East?
The frames for the doors and
Windows Ol the Claremont are be?
ing put In the irst Story, This looks
like Bnmter will have a hotel In the
near future. The work hi going on
nicely, but Mr, Peschs 1, who was in
the elty Tueedayf was not exactly
sstlsfled with Ihe progress and stated
thai he would double the force of
hsnde ?< \sore In Ihs i ouree ol the
?. -ek uid rush the WOl < Still harder
th hi formerly?
The Knights ol Pythias ore plan?
ing for a big .1 i . With an all-day pa ?
nic ami general good time al Pocalla
Springs on tie- Fourth of July. The
Pythlnns held Ibeif annunl picnic at
Pocalla Springs la t year and it was
So very Successful that they hop,, to
lie lie a repetition of last year's SUC?
ference w ith 1 H I ho f eutenan'S
during the entire morning and it was
announced that | stat. men! would
be Issued soon.
SECOMB ROUWD FOR UFT.
TAI i sTRFNOIII (illKATER ON
sKOND TEST VOTE.
Hatltoy Motion to Unseat Contested
Tu ft Delegates Laid on Table by
Vote nf MM to 510?Room For
HndlO) Sprung on Convention.
Chicago, June 19.?The Roosevelt
foreei met their st cond defeat in tho
Republican national convention today
In session, which had for its outstand?
ing feature r remarkable demonstra?
tion of nearly an hour's duration in
honor of Qov. Herbert S, Hadley ot*
All of the Roosevelt delegates join*
ed this demonstration to which some
of tin- Taft States lent B voice. The
? ?Nation to the Missouri executive was
quickly Interpreted by many of the
delegatei ai the possible forerunner
of a b "in for Hadley for president,
one enthusiastic Pennsylvanlan jump?
ed to ths stage and called:
"Three cheers for Hadley, the next
president of the United states."
OOV, Hadley led the fight in the
Convention today to oust 92 contested
Taft delegates and to seat 92 Roose?
velt delegates In their places. The
convention Anally refused to enter?
tain the motion by a vote of 564 to
This transferred the fight to the
committee on credentials just before
the convention adjourned.
When it was announced that the
Taft motion had been carried by a
vote of 56 4 to 010 the Taft folk broke
Into a cheer. The vote on the tem?
porary Chairmanship yesterday has
been 55 S for Root to 502 for Go v.
Prior to announcing the vote
Chairman Root said Gov. Hadley had
made points of order against the 92
conteated delegates voting and he
fully considered ths matter during
the oalllng of :he roll. He overruled
ail the points.
"No man." said Senate* Root," can
he permitted to vote on the question
of his own rigit to seat when it is a
question of doubt, bqt thj* does not
disqualify on the roll of thi3 question
from voting on another man's right
to a seat. Otherwise any minority
could gain control of any deliberative
body by opponents <>n one motion to
give them control of the uncontented
Senator Root quoted the precedents
of the national house Of representa?
"If this contention were upheld."
he added, "enough seats could be
contented so that there would be no
delegates to do business."
t Defeated, the Roosevelt forces made
no further move. Senator Root then
put the motion of Mr. Watson, made
yesterday, that the standing commit?
tees be appointed. It was adopted
without objection, The names al?
ready sent in by the State caucuses
Were not objected to. and the com?
mittees were announced.
After the credentials committee
had been announced, the convention
adjourned until noon tomorrow.
Marriage License Record.
Mr, Robert J... Oantt. of Bumter,
ami Miss Mary K. Oeighton, of Ha
good, have secured a marriage li
< ens,, from the county clerk of court.
Death of ('. II. Newman.
\cus was received here Thurs?
day Of the death at Florence this
morning Of Mr. C. II Newman, a for?
mer resident of Sumtcr, where he
was employed m road master by the
Atlantic Coast lane.
Mr. Newman was about 65 years of
age ami had many friends In Bumter.
He wai . fattic t oi Mrs. s. M. Nabers
of this city.
The work on the Imper al Is pro
Mla# Cornelia Glover, of Columbia,
i< visiting her lister, Mrs. Jno, liat
hehl on Levl street.
The public work- committee has
secured ^ regulation dump cari to be
used In keeping the street clean. This
eart s\'U be much mote handy than
the wheelbarrow which Is being used
I novi with good effect
The picnli itul 'I tin h ai Providence
Springs on tho Fourth of July prom?
ts* to l '? one of I he bosl Which has
been held In ?< number of years, The
committee making tho arrangements
have secured everything possible to
make the affair a success and they
expe< ' '11 hn ve a big crowd.
A HOT MEETING.
JOXEti WD BLEASE FIGURE IN
Following Blease** Attack on Oppo?
nent's Legislature and Judicial
Records, Jones Attempts to Reply,
a> Permitted by Rules Adopted by
Candida tee ? Cheering and Howl?
ing of Crowd Drowns Voices?sit
nation Foreboding Trouble K?'
lieved by Firm stand of Count]
Bishopville, Jun?- 19.?Breaking up
almost in f riot hero today, the
meeting of the state campaign party
was the moans of revealing tho tense
bitterness Of feeling that exists be?
tween Judge Ira B. Jones and Gover?
nor Cole \j. Blease, candidates for
Governor, and it is feared is a har?
binger of the most tumultuous po?
litical contest the State has known in
two decades and more.
As the meeting closed there was
presented a rare spectacle, that of
the two unrelenting opponents fac?
ing a cheering, howling audience;
their shoulders jammed against each
other's, fairly bristling defiance;
Judge Jones refusing to budge and
Governor Blease protesting violently
against his opponent saying a word
in reply. A blue coat figured in the
tableau and County Chairman Baker
was on the Job, and it may be stated
that his firm, expeditious action in all
probability prevented trouble.
The situation was brought about
Somewhat In this wise: Judge Jones
was the first speaker today, Governor
Blease following. The latter made
a vigorous attack upon the legislative
and judicial records of Judge Jones.
Under the rule adopted by the cam?
paign party, which rule according to
Secretary Carter's recollection, was
seconded by Governor Blease, Judge
Jones had the privilege and right to
enter a denial. At the conclusion of
Governor Blease's speech, Judge
Jones stepped to the front of the
platform and attempted to say some?
thing, t.yumably to deny some
charge. Governor Blease quickly
stepped forward again and took his
stand, shoulder against shoulder,
with Judge Jones, declaring that the
I latter hud no right to speak. A po?
liceman pounced down from some
where and laid his hand on Judge
Jones' shoulder, but his presence was
not particularly needed. Even the
I county chairman could not separate
the tWO candidates.
! For the sake of quiet Chairman
1 taker stated that he would not let
Judge Jones speak. This settled the
'matter. Judge Jones stated to Mr.
I Baker that be merely wished to en
ter a denial and that he in nowise
contemplated violating the rules cov?
ering the case, but Chairman Baker
took the position that since the crowd
Was yelling and howling so and did
not understand the situation, it was
expedient to allow no further speak?
I Aside from this exhibition of bitter?
ness the features of the meeting to
day were the vigorous attack upon
the Bleaee administration by Judge
Jones, and a broadside in the form
Of a terrific onslaught on Judge
Jones' legislative and judicial rec?
ords, carefully prepared and force?
fully delivered. The majority of Gov?
ernor Blease's charges were to show
that Judge Jones was controlled by
and a friend of the corporations,
both while he Wai a legislator and la?
ter while a Judge. Judge Jones cen?
tred his fire on what he interpreted
as Governor Bleaue's violation of the
trusts reposed in him.
Contrary to the general expec
tations, there was no actual difficulty
between Atorney General Lynn and
Barnard B. Evans. Mr. Evans spoke
first and his statements were very
much tempered. Attorney Oen. Lyon
fulfilled his promise to expose BOmS of
the past life >f his opponent. The
crowd paid clo.<e attention and if ap?
plause be a correct indication, senti?
ment was unquestionably with the
About 1,000 persons were in tho
audience today. several of whom
were ladles, They were extremely
patient, standing during the three
hours of the speech-making. Local
men state thai there were large rep?
resentations from neighboring coun
Again today there were some fif?
teen or twenty nun in the audience
who continually interrupted Judge
Jones during his speech, Govern?
or Blease was given a respectful
Mr. William Reynolds is at home
from Bewanee where he has been at?
tending the university,
TWO (. HA DU ATI IS RECEIVE DI?
PLOMAS AT HANDS OP BISH?
Pupils iif DttHlngulshed Institution
lequltted Tliemselves With Credit
?Large Crowd of Friends end Pa?
trons Present?Program Was an
The forty-ninth annual closing ox
ercises of St, Joseph's Academy were
held Wednesday evening at the Acad?
emy of Mu?i'-. Two young ladies,
Miss Irene Horn*', ot Cartersvtlle and
Miss Louise Thames, of Sumter,
composed the graduating class of this
distinguished ,,id Institution and re
celved diplomas at th?- hands of the
lit. Rev, Bishop Northrop, of Char?
leston. Miss Carrie Janus, of Rent*
bert, received a diploma for having
completed the commercial course.
The entire program was carried
out in a pleasing manner, and every
Individual taking part acquitted her
?elf with honor, th.- entire student
body, from the youngest tot to the
members of the graduating class, re?
flecting credit upon the institution
whi< h they represented.
The exercises began promptly at
7 o'clock, with a large crowd of the
friends and patrons of the institution
present. After two musical numbers
and the salutatory, by Miss Louise
Thames, the medals were presented
by Bishop Northrop t<? the following
Roll of honor medal, Miss Irene
Deportment medal. Miss Susie
('lass medal, Miss Irene Home.
Examination premium, Miss Louise
Perfect attendance, Miss Nellie
Fidelity to rule, Miss Edna. Jen?
Chateclsm, Miss Helen Roberts.
Mathematics, Miss Carrie James.
I Typewriting. Miss Li I la Lea.
Highest average, academic depart?
ment. Miss Elma Evans.
The following young ladies having
completed special courses in steno?
graphy and bookkeeping were award?
ed certificates* Misses Lllla Lea. Zeuda
Polk. Carrie Dukes, Sur Thomas,
i Elma Evans, Helen Roberts, Iva
Hughson, Georglana Beetham, Minnie
The following ladies completed a
three months course in stenog/aphy,
Mrs. W. L. Rose, Misses Eileen Hurst,
Bertha fames. Elisabeth Morse,
Laurel Carr, Helen Broughton, Meek
The following is the program in de?
tail, as presented last evening*
Chorus, Morning Song.
Salutatory. Miss Louise L. Thames.
Instrumental trio?Gipsy Polka,
Bissell?Misses Hanley, Commins and
Presentation ol medals.
Hoop Drill, by the little girls.
Hymn, Rock <x Ages?Alma Lide.
Piano soio?Second Mausurka,
lodard?Miss Irene Home.
Recitation, The Sicilian Captive?
\rnal Lebby. Piano. Julia Hanley.
Instrumental Trio?The Magic
Flute, Moaart?Misses Home, Nim?
mer and Thomas
Recitation, Little Christel?Iftas
French Bong?"Lea Bouplrs del
Zephyrs,'' Mendelssohn?by the pu?
pils in the French class. Piano, Miss
Sallle Wanna maker.
Instrumental Trio?111 Trovatore,
Verdi ? Misses Smith. Pukes and
I Musical Recitation?The singer and
the Child?-Julia Hanley. Piano, Ida
Instrumental Trio?The Village
Hand. Myer?Misses E\ans. Lea and
"Auji Italiens," Recitation with Mu?
sical interludes?Miss Irene Homo.
Piano, Miss Elma Evans.
Recitation, The Arithmetic lassen
Fete des Roses, by the young la?
dies in the class of expression.
Vocal Soio. Selected -Miss Geor?
glana Reetham. Piano, Miss Bailie
A National RHU?-by the pupils in
the physical culture class. Piano,
Miss faille Wannamaker.
Piano Solo?-Eldorado, Rartlett?
Chorus, Blow Soft Winds.
Valedictory, Miss Irene Home.
\t the conclusion of the exercises
by the students a short \ilk was
made to the graduates by the Rt. Rev.
The beginning of the next session
BLIND TIGERS PUB "GRAFT.
WITNESSES DECLARE BL.EA.sL
INCHED CONSTABLE TO KILL
PROMISED PAKDON, HE
Liquor Dealers Tcfttlfj to Paying
Constable Moaej in Order to Se?
cure hiiintinity from Haid?* ? Sub?
poenas to Im IsssSBd for Henry
Dowlier, Santo Sottile and J. P. B.
O Neal Charged with (olhvting
Graft, None or Whom Could be
XeWa and Courier.
That Governor Piano promised v*
pardon to Chief Stothart, his con?
st, ible here, if he would r "rocker
.and Miller out of the ecause
they knew too much, a sen?
sational statement rm ^ terday by
Jim Crocker in his * tony before
the dispensary in iing commit?
tee here, Crock ing the asser?
tion on a Staff . made to him by
John Black, >aid that Stothart
had made v eat while drunk on
a train c .rom Columbia. This
and the hb? .nony of several local
whiskey dealers, who, stating* that
they were "blind tigers," said that
they had paid "graft" to the con
constables to keep them ;!rom raiding
them, featured the sessions of the
committee yesterday. The whiskey
dealers testified that the amounts
collected averaged from $6 to $10
per month, and that the chief men
who collected this "graft" were
Henry Doscher, Santo Sottile and J.
P. B. O'Neal, who are alleged to be
wholesale liquor dealers. None of
these could be found in the city yes?
terday and the committee will -sub?
poena them to come to Columbia and
testify at a later hearing.
The committee held two long hear?
ings yesterday in the City Hall and
the charges of "graft" in connection
with the local situation were gone into
thoroughly. One witness charged
the rural policemen with having re?
ceived "graft." The committe ad?
journed late yesterday afternoon to
reconvene in Columbia at the oall of"
the ( hairman. They will go to Aug?
usta, Ga., on July 8 to take testi?
mony of T. B. Felder, the Atlant*
EIRE BOYS PRACTICE.
Expect to brave Here Friday or
Sattirda> foe Rock Hill to Attend
The members of the racing squad
have boon doing hard practice every
day for the past two Weeks and are
very much elated at the success they
have had in their prac tice. The men
working on the team have learned
their duties thoroughly and many of
the practice runs have been made in
almost record time.
The team and wagon will leave
here either Friday or Saturday morn?
ing for Boc k Hill to attend the tourn?
ament, although no arrangements as
yet have been completed. It is pro?
bable, however, that the team WfM
have to stay over in Camden for one
night, clue to the fact that through
transportation could no' be obtained
here as from Darlington and other
points. The ;nembers of the team
who do not go up with the horses
Friday will leave Monday morning.
DISCOVERED WEDDING HING.
Hing l ouiid in Peek of Grit- Sent Out
by Grocery Store.
it is not often, In these day* of hush
living and the COSf of high living, that
one finds that he has purchased from
his grocer a great deal more than Im
had bargained for. as was the 64 se
with Mr. W. I'.. Hums a few days
ago when he ordered a peek of grits
from v. 11. Phelpe' well-known groc?
ery store and in this peek of gr.ts
was discovered a solid gold ring.
The grits were .-hipped to Sumter
in sacks as usual and were put up at
Mr. PhelphW store into peck pack?
ages. It was in one of these pack?
ages that the ri:itr was discovered. It
bad been lost most probably hy one
of the women who are employed hi
sew up the sacks In the mills where
they are tilled with the grits, a wo?
man, who is no doubt, still looking
for the ring ami wondering whore she
of st. Joseph's Academy wib usher
in the Golden Juhllee year of this
well known ?oiiege. The present
buildings are entirely inadequate for
the growing demand made on this In*
StttUtlon by its yearly in?Teas.mr pa?
tronage, ami the Bieters are hoping
that it will be possible to hSVS I
new wing erected and readv for usi>
I by the beginning of the next session.