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Mayor Grace I ? IK of Condition* in
Horn?* Ctt> u n?I of Break with
Blea??<?Polder to Testify July H.
Charleston. June 19.?John P.
*<irn?. mayor of Charleston, appear?
ed before the legislative Investigating
commute* yesterday and gave some
testimony to prove his chaige that
graft money had been traced prac?
tically up to ?he governor's office. He
was on the witness stand fi>r more
than one hour and gave a detailed ac?
count of his relations with Governor
At the conclusion of his testimony
he read an affidavit by J. J. Miller of
Charleston In which it was charged
that graft had been collected from
j the whiskey dealers In Charleston and
turned over to B H. Stothart. chief
The following charge was contained
In the affidavit "The next day or two
this friend, Capt. John Black, came to
r~me along with Jim Crocker and said.
y 'Miller tor John) as a friends of yours,
I feel I? Is my duty to advise you or
at least put you on your guard. I did
not want to tell you last night, but 1
have been thinking over the thing and
I feel that you ought to know it. Ben
f Stothart said on the train last night
(although drunk; you know some
times drunk men sp?ak the truth)
thst he had been promised a pardon
by the governor If he would put you
and another fellow out of the way.' "
The reading of this affidavit was the
main testimony presented by Mayor
Grace. He charged wholesale graft
in Charleston and requested that the
committee go to Charleston and take
testimony from witness- s tb.it he said
he would produce.
Adjourn and < <m\.- t<> Charleston
and 1 will furnish the evidente in the
? interest of truth. I have a power down
there which will not reunite them but
prompt them to give the testimony."
said Mayor Orace. The committee
took tile invitation under considera?
tion und decided to meet today in
Charleston when the taking of testl
fcunony will he resumed. M iy>r Grace
""will he asked to continue his testi?
mony and to produce witnesses to
substantiate the charge contained in
Common Sense to the effect that graft
has beet traced to Columbia.
nf tt">?? ?m n^rt-i r>? font uro?
.10 the session y< ? r?'? ... was i
ijnounctr.er* by h b. Carlial*. h.Ji
man ot 'he committee thnt . Ft. ivi
eJer was t< appear 1 ft i *m
nuiio .. Jui> ?o a leMoi Ui Dm
commltt-e Mr. Felder suggested At?
lanta as the plnce to take the testl
J mony.
Ihir.ng the morning the following
telegram was addressed to Mr. Felder
by the commute.- "Committee pre?
fers Augusta. July S. morning at 10
o'clock. Wire answer Columbia."
The following reply was received
i from Mr. Felder: "Prefer Atlanta
but will meet committee In Augusta,
July S. ' The holding of the hearing
in Augufta will permit any member
of the State campaign party to attend.
The sum tota. of the testimony
given by Mayor Grace yesterday was
I that G"V HI ease hud broken a prom?
ise by ippotntlng the whiskey con
Otables it u'd that con?
ditions were had In general terms
he charged wnolSOSb- graft. He said
that he would not gtVl the names of
the witnesses who would SObetantlatO
. his statements but that he would pro
due- th-- witnesses in Charleston.
Th- ion of the right of the
mmittee to ln\.- r g it,- th?- situation
brought ng nag ? iitortai in Common
Sense was brought up before the COM?
Utfoafg kg H h Wolek of Columbi i,
attornev rsnfonentlng B ii. Stothart
? The committee held in executive gag>
slon and announced that the commit?
tee had the right |o hear the testi?
mony of Mayor Qface bot would con?
sider onlv gg much as was relevant
to the Investigation!! as provided
the not of ?h?- nans ml assembly,
Vt th? hearing y esterday Max or
Gr.o i rospjeotod the sommtttos In
summon I'.. H. Sfoth ut. II -aid that
he would like stoth ir? t.. be present
when he '.rough! his charges. The
commltt-e rubd that the t.-siimony
p>? , Mi\.-r Graes should be given first
l>snd that Stothart w later he
called. It Is gnneettd Stothart
will Ih? present this mortiing when
Mayor Or u e r>-mines his testimony in
Charb t"n.
whii.- lesttfylng before the com*
^mlttee yesterdaj Mnyof Grace men*
tloned the f o t that he held I com?
mission as a ? olonel on lllO staff of
th?- governor. Hi dot Mfed that ho
wished to . ininla the situation. Ae?
cording to tin- frttnem hs samt to
Columbia aft et appointment "?? ths
?staff, i position glxa-n. he -aid. as a
Pr??w ird for politic,!] wank. isjd gfM
measured by i hilhw The mllltar)
suit nrriveii a f. u .i xs latef, "Thai
suit is In is nnononod sspreoaed
piek ig? o\i r.-d wirb dust in ni\ of
flee In Charle-t u. " mid M-iN'-i OfaOS
tlitighingly. Me en Id th .t h< had got
M yet resigned us a member of the
staff, i
Mayor Grace was on the stand for
more than an hour and expressed a
willingness to give all testimony pos?
sible to clear up the situation. He
said that he had nothing lo conceal,
and that he was anxious for every?
thing to come OUl He told the com?
mittee how he had worked for the
election of Blease and of his own
success In the city of Charleston.
The witness declared that he met
a friend at Branchvllle while on his
way to Charleston Just before the
election In 1910. He said this friend
suggested that he support Cole. L.
lllease for governor, and told him
what Blease represented. He In?
formed the friend that he would de?
cide upon his course within a week.
Here Mayor Grace gave his views
on the various candidates In the race
for governor at that time, and said
that he could not have supported Mr.
Featherstone. He declared that be?
fore he decided :o support Blease he
wanted to know what attitude Blease
would take toward the Charleston sit?
uation. He told of meeting in Char?
leston Fred H. Domlnlck, campaign
manager for Blease, who made some
promises as to a favorable deal to?
ward Charleston on the part of the
governor. Mayor Grace said that he
thought Blease represented the plain
people and that he was progressive
when he threw his support to him.
He said that Blease had always called
him "John." but that he did not rel?
ish the thought, and that he had
never called Blease "Cole," always
using the "Mr."
Mayor Gra:e said that later, after
he had decided to support Blease, and
just before the Inauguration, he met
Blease In Xewherry. The governor
elect was at that time preparing his
message to the general assemhly.
Insofar as Grnee knew, the message
was fair and just to Charleston. He
said that the message or that part of
It that he read contained everything
favorable to the advancement of
Charleston along law and order lines.
He said that the message presented
law rather than lawlessness.
Mayor Grace said that when In
the gallery of the house of represen?
tatives on the day of inauguration he
heard the message and he was
astounded. "It was the rawest,
craziest thing that a man ever wrote,
and It was calculated to discredit him
in any commur"v," said Mayor
Grace. He said that the "atmos?
phere around the whole thing was
The W'it ">eb S M III 11. o' ? d f oj *|0
da) were; hit P, Qraec mayor
DiATleston lets. Chrhrtensen, mem*
Iber of ?! ? v? front Beaufort, and
.. DtMHMgfc Senator Christensen
was not present. He will be heard
later, as will Mr. Dunhan.
Viu. Atlantic Coast Line Kallroad Co.
From Suniter. S. C:
Tu*kee;ec. Ala. - $17.40 ? Account
Summer tbhool Tuskegee Institute.
Tickets on Mis June 14th. 16th, IIth,
July 5th, 6th. and 7th. llnal limit
20th. 19U'.
Augusta. Ga.?$:>.:::>?Account Fra?
ternal order of BofclOJ and Baptist
Young Peoples' Union of Georgia,
Dotes Ol BSle June Ifth anil 17th.
1912. Final limit June 14th, 1912.
Knox\llle. Tonn.?$ H'.::o -- Account
Summer School of the South. Tick?
ets on sale June 16. 17. lx. 22. 29.
July 7 ami IS, 1912. Final limit
fifteen days after day of sale.
Charlotte ille. Vu.? $11.9"? Account
ot University of Virginia Bummer
tohool, Tickets on sole June is. i:..
It, 21. 14, 2... July 2nd and 3rd, 1*11
r mi limit fifteen days after date of
H le.
Norfolk, Vu.?$10.la?Account World
Wide Barnes Phllathea Union. Tick?
ets <?n sale June 10. 2'?. :i. Final
limit July Ird, 19 12.
Kovk Hill, S. C?$1.1.'.?Account Sum
met Scho,,| Winthrop College. Datei
ot v;,,!,. .lure- 17 1 v and 11 I
Final limit July IS, 1912.
Ten Pay i senruetm rare*,
Tn Wilmington aid WHgtltS VI lie
Beach. N. C* Tickets on sab- every
Thursday now until August ISth,
1 I Limited to t. i, days from.
hut Including the d ty of sale,
Pof other information call on.
Orvllle v. Player,
Ticket Age it.
Judge w llson has ordered thai the
term of court to commence on June
14th, he adjourned from day to day
until July Ist, I til, The Grand
Jurj and all witnesses bound over
for court will report on July 1st, The
Petit Jury drawn i,. lerve the week
beginning Juno 14th win not re
port si their services win not be re?
I.. I. PA RH? ?TT,
Clerk <t Court.
\ fnlrly good i row ,i of hnsctmtl
f ins I m the ! in can.f ball phi) . d
? t the baseball park Tueidnj iflor
i.n. Th?- score lells the lab "f the
gl no- T;c. rs I lodgers 23,
ThrV? Scholarships, One to Winthrop,
Two to Clemson,
Through the Farmers' Union there
ate offered this coming year three
scholarships: First, a one-year
scholarship at Winthrop to tho girl j
above sixteen from the rural schools j
making the highest average on her
entrance examination. This is "The I
Lyric scholarship, given by Mr. H.
W, Grndy, the properletor of the
1 vrlc, and is worth $100.00.
Second, a one-year course in agri?
culture at Clemeon College to the hoy
of the rural school standing the best
examination at his entrance. This is
the City National Hank scholarship
and is worth $100.00.
Third, a one-year course In agricul?
ture at Clemson, given by the college
through the Farmers' Fnion. The
recipient must be recommended by
the Fnion, must be over 15 years of
age, and must stand an examination
to enter. This Is worth $100.00 and
tuition. Examinations Will be In court
house July 12th.
Boys or girls standing for a four
year scholarship which the colleges
offer through the county, who are
willing to accept the one-year Bank or
Lyric scholarship, in case they fail to
gel the four-year scholarship, must
send a statement of this fact over
their names to the Chairman of the
Education Committee of the Farmers'
Union Ol Sumter County and at once.
ir the recipient of either the Bank
or the Lyric scholarship is aide to pay
tuition, he or she must do so under
the rules of the college, otherwise the
college gives free tuition. Consult the
rules of the colleges as laid down in
their respective catalogues.
Mrs. H. W. F.FALL.
Chairman Education Committee Far?
mers' Fnion.
Mayeavllle, s. C.
He Was a l?ai??y.
W; shlngton star.
James A. Batten, at a dinner in Chi?
cago, advocated temperance ardently,
? Hereafter 1 shall help the Pro?
hibition movement all I can." said the
noted financier. "Drink is an evil that
takes an Incredible hold on its vic?
tims. For Instance"?
Mr. Patten smiled,
"A temperance lecturer," he said.
"< nee displayed to his audience two
geraniums. The first, watered in the
usual way. was a beautiful and vlgor
d ised with alcohol and ts foliage w is
led snd Its Itallt) deca)ed.
j " '\. w, ladles and gt ntlem< n,' cried
the lecturer, 'what can you say to a
demonstration such as this?'
" 'It's all right, and if I were a ger?
anium,' said a shabby man In the
gallery, 'I'd stick to water exclusively,
but I am not a geranium.' "
In the Police Court.
The following cases were tried be?
fore the recorder Wednesday:
Kilns Beid. driving on sidewalk,
$:i.nfl or 8 days.
Harry McLeod. riding bicycle <>n
forbidden sidewalk. $2.00 or 4 days.
B. F. gCOtt, riding bicycle on a for
Iddden sidewalk, $2.00 or t days.
Held lor Cruelty to Animals.
James McBrlde was arrested Wed?
nesday morning by Rural Policeman
gam Newman for cruelty to animals,
it was alleged that McBrlde had a
mule which was dying of starvation.
The material for the big tanks has
all been placed on the ground at the
gas plant and in the near future the
\\? rk of puttin? tin- big pieces of
sheet iron together will be commenced,
The work of installing the mains,
however, Is still progressing very
The work on the sewer repairs is
progressing nicely now, although there
have lieen breaks from 'he old line
t" Ihe now on tin- Sab in avenue lino.
Most of the piping has boon laid both
on Salem avenue and Ha user street,
tut manholes ami connections have
yet to be put in 'mi the excavations
(Hied up after all of tin- connections
a re complete d,
Before Arising.
Never jump out of bed with a hop,
Rkip and Jump If you have any regard
for your heart. Oh, yes, it is all right
to have the spirit and the feeling
that you can do it; hut don't. Take a
lesson from the cat. Begin by stretch?
ing the entire body while lying flat on
Ihn back. Tense your arm muscles,
leg must lea, abdominal and hack mus?
cles, chest muscles Flrsl tense, then
relax; tense ngalti and again, follow?
ing each tensing or Btretchlng with a
complete relaxing. This Increases
heart action gradually tit has been
vwuking vn half time all night unlei
rou have retired with a stomach lull
if undigested food), and. at the same
time, cause arterial detention in the
mos! natural and effective manner,
fhli is in full accord with physb
oglcal law,
Business Man Hss Found That He Can?
not Repeat Verbal Castigation
Over Phone.
When the telephone bell rang the
senior partner said to the junior part?
"If that is that man Bailey, just you
tell him what you think of him, even
if you lay yourself liable to a fine for
violent language."
The Junior partner relieved himself
of a few abusive epithets, but present?
ly, after a brief pause, he expressed
tue same sentiments couched in much
milder terms. Said the junior part?
"There you go, crawfishing again.
Why can't you stick to what you said
in the first place?"
The Junior partner dropped the re?
"Supposing you come and say it
yourself," he said.
The senior partner did so, but after
a little be, too, repeated bis harangue
with all the backbone left out.
"It's ro use," he said. "You can't
curse a man twice over the 'phone
who answers your first outburst with
l 'I beg your pardon. I didn't quite
catch that Say it again, please.' That
la Bailey's way. You try to say It
again, but the second time it sounds
pretty rank even in your own ears
and your tempest of rage moderates
Into a tranquil breeze."
Intelligence of the Elephant Proved to
Be Developed to a Marked
The elephant looks stupid enough,
but his intelligence is developed to a
marked degree. Dr. Romanes tells
several interesting stories of these an?
imals. A man was one day feeding
a tame elephant with potatoes which
the elephant took from his hand. A
small round potato fell on the ground
just out of reach.
After several unsuccessful attempts
to get it the animal blew so strong a
blast of breath against it that it was
dashed against a wall, from which it j
rebounded so far that he ? aslly reach?
ed it. it is said that an elephant will
often blow just beyond small objects
out of reach so that the reflected cur?
rent of air will drive them toward
him. j
Dr. Romanes repeats the story of
gg elephant that was chained to a tree
near a little oven in which his driver |
had just baked some rice cakes. When
the driver went away, leaving his j
cakes to cool, the elephant unfastened
the chain from his leg, uncovered the
oven, opened it, ate the cakes, and
1 ' ' "
I at one ? as r.e had found It. He then
! returr.-.1 to ;bh pla , ai i won id be
? 'hain about his leg as it was before,
although he could aol fasten ? ? lbs
unver, on his return, found the ele- |
phant with his back toward the ovt_i,
and looking innocent, but the cakes
had completely disappeared.?Youth's
Companion. ?e'g*"
Health Bulletin Given Out From Pul?
pit Only Arouses Skepticism In
One Mind.
"The new preacher In our town was
progressive enough to enliven even
that humdrum performance of reading
the notices of the day," said the su?
burbanite. "Arter mumbling over the
services for the coming week, the
dates of two approaching marriages
and the purpose of the day's collec?
tion, he said in perfectly distinct
"'I am glad to announce that Mrs.
Hollls was able to sit up a while last
evening, that a very favorable report
was telephoned in this morning from
the sick room of Mr. Grant, and that
the temperature of Mr. Williams has
been reduced to 98.*
"Then he preached a sermon, bu*. j
nobody knew what about, for all the
congregation v.as revolving in their
minds the phyiscal condition of our
sick parishioners. Many, like myself,
went away believing that the minis?
ter's innovation would be of inestima?
ble value to sick folk, who are pes?
tered to death by people inquiring
how they are; of Inestimable value,
that is, unless too many of the con?
gregation shall share the skepticism
of the woman who walked down the
aisle ahead of me. Said she:
" 'I don't believe that Sarah Hollis
was able to sit up last night. I was
there at noon and she couldn't lift a
finger theu. I'm going right up to see
about if "
Barred From Hamburg Bourse.
The public rooms of the Hamburg
lourse, subject to very mild rules con
luclve to good order, are open to all,
With very few exceptions Their use
s definitely forbidden "to all female
persons," to individuals who have
teen deprived of their civic rights,
*'ho are under .some form of judicial
?estraint, who have b ?en adjudged
guilty of fraudulent bankruptcy, por
loiiH adjudged to be in simple bank?
ruptcy, those unable to meet their
)blig,'itions. and BUcIl as are forbidden
.he use of the bourse through the do
tision of the court of honor.
"Pay, Weary, I sec that some feller
in congress is going t<? ask th' gov?
eminent to give work to everybody."
"Say, what do you (hink of that! Well,
von can tell th' feller it' you BC6 hint
that I vc gol a little too much pride
to <!? ! ? ml fr in. N' in' on th* bounty
of anybody's government."
Include in Your Summer Plans a Trip to
the Beautiful
Isle of Palms
Every Accessory. Comfort and Amusement Belong?
ing to a Modern Seashore Resort.
See Historic Sullivan's Island?Restaurant, Hotels, Cot?
tages, Boarding Houses, Etc. Reduced R. R. Rates.
Consolidated Co. CHARLESTON
Made by Seager Engine Works. Lansing, Mich.
Corn Machinery, Feed Grind?
ers, Sawing Rigs. Spray Rig*,
Electric Light and Water
Pumping Plants. Hoist*.
Cream Separators.
Have you see our plates made by
the new method? They are beauties,
r.o taste no odor, and we charge you
cnly $10.00 for the beet?written
guarantee with each plate. Call and
s-?e samples.
Let us mend your cracked or brok?
en plates, we make them as good as
new, the charge will be very reason?
Sumter Dental Parlors,
yi i ,..'?,>
On account of the National Democratic Convention meeting in
a Southern City, there will be a very large attendance from this
lection. A great many of our people are anxious to have this op?
portunity of witnessing one of the great National gatherings.
$17.25 TO
Baltimore, Md. and Return
tickets being sold June 20th to 24th inclusive, with final limit to
reach starting point not late than midnight of July 3rd, 1912.
The Atlantic CoflJSt Ltneoperates three through dining car
trains between the South and the North. Ample Pullman service
For reservation, rates, schedules or any information, address:
General Passenger Agent, Wilmington, N. C.
Is calling you.?the surf, the mtlsic, all cry out for you to follow
tlie crowd, The
has provided the schedules and rates, beginning Saturday, .Juno
1-t, to continue during the senson.
For all train* of Saturday and in or o lug trains of Sunday, limited
to return until TiiomIuj inid-nigln following.
I 'or anj informal ion. < all on,
T. < . Will II, lieiieral Pa?*?'iigi r
\ .? oi. \> 'Imingtoii, Vi.
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