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tHX H MTEK WATCHMAN. BMhMMMI April, ISM. 'Be Jut and Itai do*?Let ?II the ende Thou Alme't et be thy Country's, Tbj God's and Truth's." THE TKBE SOUTHRON, Established June, IMS
fJoacoUd?,ted Aug. 3,1881._SUMTER. S. C, SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 1912. Vol. XXXIV. No. 48.
TIE BULL MOOSE PARTY
ITY or t ??\\ r.vriovs TOOC
Dull Moo-c Delegate* Willing t?>
Polios Whero\<-r II?* May Lead
Threni ? Near-Fire In Coliseum
(?uscn Home 1 nea-din-t?., but Nor
mal Restored when KooMe\4.|t 4 all?,
for Oub'i?Permanent Oixuiil/.a(i< >n
of I'n n\ will Take Today?
CYimd Like* Teddy's Talk ami
I'rmr* Him to MU It most.
Chicago. Aug. C.?The second day's
ee sion of the National Progressive
Co.^sentlon was given a.most entirely
to C >1 Theodore Roosevelt, who, inj
addltl m to delivering his long-awalt
? ed confession of faith." answered at
some length and with a g?*eat deal of
earnestness a question as to his atti- :
tude on the negro question.
Th delegates cheered Col Roosevelt
for more than an hour when be ap- ,
peered suddenly and rather dramatl
I cally on the platform of the Coliseum. ?
While awaiting the Colonel's arrival I
most of the delegates bad Joined in ,
an impromptu sons that they would
follow him whereever be should
choose to lead. This was the spirit
of the reception accorded the former
' President when he reached the Con?
vention Hall, and it was the spiri.
wltb which his advanced ideas of
progressiv eness were received as fast '
as they were uttered
The session, however, was not with
^ out its thrills. A photographic flash?
light explosion set fire to one of the
smoke retaining bags hung among the
decorations above the crowded bal- (
cony, and for a time there was ner- i
vouenes* V hhh It wss feared might
lead to a panic.
Temporary Cbalrman Beveridge
\ and Col. Roosevelt called to every?
body to remain quiet and the band
Started to play as two firemen climb?
ed into the steel girders of the roof,
ihed the burning bag back from
before the flames reached
ibis decorations running |
H^RRt gallery and extin
itshed the Are. This act was fol
lowed by a distinct sigh of relief and !
a round of cheers. I
The doors of the Convention Hall j
had been thrown open to the public J
after Col Roosevelt reached the Col- |
iseum. and the big auditorium held ,
one of it* greatest crowds. - The rush ]
for place? was so great that the Are
marsball soon ordered the doors
Tbere were thrills, too. when CoL
Roosevelt was interrupted several
time* with questions. The sun.- -qe-c
tator In the galleries, who yesterday
fired the query at f<?rm? r Senator Al?
bert J Beverldge. demanded to know
of the Colonel: "What about the li?
quor traffic?" The query came at the
Close Of the lengthy explanation of the
speaker's attitude on the negro ques?
tion ami Mr. Roosevelt received it
with distinct Impatience
As the delegates were yelling "shut
up" and put him out." Col Roosevelt
?aa'v.mI hi* hand tow ir?| the man and
? ?h. go to a primary school or
Then n?* added:
"Let me get along with my speech,"
There wer?? cheers ami erb s of
. .u're all right."
And pleas*.' added the Colonel.
? >t this now eg as man h of a mono?
logue as possible."
Wh-n th" Cob'ted had concluded
th* Cnv?-nt on proceed.-d at once to
ob?pt th'- r. o..rt of the committee on
credent i < ai <> i rule requiring
that all resolutions submitted from
the floor go seat t?? the resolutions
commito . wltlmu' debate Perrna
nent organization was postponed un?
til tomorrow, wlifii the platform also
Is to be adopted and Col. RoseveIt
and a running mate nominated fOff
President and \ 'OS President Og the
new third p .rty tl-ket.
Me paid a tribute to civil war vet?
erans. "It Vgl of real significance"
h* said, "that thl- Convention should
b>\.. been op.-ned l>\ the drum? and
fifes of the men who In their youth
dar-'d e\er\tblna f??r the great princi?
ple of waging battb? for a worthy
-aus?-. And hexld - the men of blue
stand th#? ssaa ad grey."
? 'o|. Rf?oH#.v?dt departed most fre
juently from his manuscript when
discussing the judiciary II? SpokS
f Sjsj re.all of the "Incompetent"
Judge alld laid he Used the UO.*e.ti\e
in Its polite and general sense.'
T rn not attacking the Judges." he
.Jdod. "I am llpholdlag the handl
f?o b'OieSt Judge."
The delegates cheered for sevora'
minutes wh?n Roosevelt declared Hat
Instead . f advocating Moclallsm or an
archy be really was urging "a or
win i:m>\ NfiURO Kl.r.tTltot t r?
ie YESTERDAY MoitMN*;.
I vocation * onducti d Without a Hitch
and M.iu Pronounced Dead A most
Colombia. Aug? 7.?William Read!
UM Anderson county nemo COnvlctsd
early In ihc yens f an attempted
i r.initial assault. Was electrocuted at
the Stale penitentiary yesterday
morning He was taken from his cell
by two guards at 11.01 and strapped
in the chair at 11.<?.">. when a curren
of 1.950 volts was turned on for one
minute and "?'? seconds. A second cur?
rent was turned >?n for 40 seconds,
and the negro was pronounced dead
at 11.0!? by Dr. Robert T. Jenn'-gs,
prison physician, and Dr. S. R. Flsh
His body was removed from the
chair and carried to the autopsy room
where a careful examination was
made. The execution was carried out
without I hitch, death being al?
most instantaneous. The current was
turned on by C. J. Robbins, a guard
at the Hl tl penitentiary. Mr. Rob
bins was deputized by Capt. D. J.
Orlttlth, superlnten . mt of the peni?
tentiary. He will very probebly aci
as official executioner for the State.
Reed was the tirst prisoner to he
eneeuted as provided by the law ofi
the last general assembly. The ne- ',
pre eon footed to his orlms to Rev.1
Richard Carroll. The execution was
witne.sand by 2 4 witnesses, the num?
ber allowed by law. Richard Carroll
acted as spiritual adviser 'o Ueed and
held a service in the death cell yes?
terday morning. Several other ne?
groes were present with Carroll
I The hour set for the execution was
11 o'clock, and tie execution was
under the direction of Capt. Griffith
as provided In the measure provld- j
Ing for electrocution. Reed was
brought to the penitentiary several
weeks ago und placed in the old
prison building. <>n Monday after-|
I no.m he was removed to the death
I honse, which has heen erected near
the main prison building. He oc
' copied the first cell.
Inland Proclaims Independence. j
Athens. Oreece. Aug. 7.?The Turk- 1
l.-h island of Nlcarla In the Aegean
SS i has proclaimed its blependence
of Turkey. The inhabitants, number?
ing RJ.OOO, seized and Imprisoned all
the Turkish officials.
I rOOtfVe to Socialism and an antidote
After talking an hour and a quar?
ter Col. Roosevelt started to <piit. He
had omitted about one-half of the
prepared speech c nd someone pointed
out that he had forgotten to discuss
'?That* hm," he exclaimed. " Rut 1
don't want to take up the time of the
Convention. Copies of the complete
-I.eh will be distributed."
"Go on; gon on," shouted the dele?
gates and the <' domd went back to
"l am for a protective tariff." he
said, and a cheer Interrupted him. His
tariff views, particularly his endorse?
ment of the tariff commission scheme,
"i would disregard any tariff proin?
lass made by the Republican Nation
Sl Convention." said the Colonel, "for
! I do not regard i homily or honesty
'.. i detected pi >kpocket as an au
I Then the ColOOOl shouted:
i heard >\er there (in the Penn?
sylvnnls delegation) ? Query about
the negro question. There has been
distributed here a letter of mine to
Julian Harris which 1 wrote three or
four days ago. in that I set forth
my views and the reasons back of
my views, But I cm give you by ex?
ample just whit I mean. 1 think the
Am. ii. in penpie are Hood people to
bad and |.r .?eople to drive In
Republican National Convention'
hitherto there has be.-n a large rep?
resentation "I colored men. :?11 from
Non-Republican States. The virtue
of the Republicans nl the Southern
Htates trying to make the Democratic
states he good l could not see,
"The colored delegates ail enme
from states that never cast i Repub?
lican e|e. tomI vote nr elected a col?
ored man t ? office," Mr Roosevelt
? The old poii. y of attempting to
Impose on the Southern states from
v ithout has broken down
I regret IS Boy thit every man
wie. has ever 1.n to national con?
vention knows that tin- colored dele?
gate* t>. those conventions were of
eh it i. ter not only r< ftoctlng discredit
on tin* Republican party, but upon
t In ir ow n ra< e."
WOt'Ml MAKE good GOVERNOR,
Social Equality Talk Absurd.?Reply*
lag to Letter of Editor Sims, sen?
ator Tillnian State* that no Son
sltlle .Man Bellevee Jones is in Fa
\or of Social Equality?Blease Has
Muddied Waters, Bays Senator?Ex- I
presses His Belief that Joiks is Emla
nen.ly Qualified to Hold Governor
ill Ifi of south Carolina,
Columbia, Aug. 7.?Sonic few days
;tgo Mr. Janus L, Sims, editor of the
Orange burg Times and Democrat, in
writing to Senator it. H. Ttllman on
genera] mattes and the political
campaign now going on in the State,
encloaed the letter published below
and requested the Senator to give his
views on the question asked there?
in. In answer Senator Tillman
says: "No sensible man in the State
believes that Judge Jones Is in favor
of social equality," and that "he
would moke a. good Governor, for he
is eminently qualified." The Senator
?ays Governor Blease "shrewdly mud
died the waters," and that he has
"played politics more adroitly than
Kara is the letter Mr. Sims wrote to
'Offlt'f of the Times and Democrat, '
"Orangeburg, S. C.
"Senator B. R, Tillman, Washing?
ton, D. C.?My Dear Senator: Many
of the reformers who were with you
In the nineties and who still believe
in you and are doing all they can to
have you returned to the Senate are .
supporters of Judge Jones in his race
for the Governorship and hope to see
him elected. As you doubtless know,
Judge Jones has been charged with
being in favor of social equality be?
cause ho, with many other good men,
when in the Legislature, voted against
a law providing separate cars for the
races when you were Governor, be?
cause of the unconstltutlonallty of ,
such a law under the Constitution of
the State at that time. Other charg?
es have been made against Judge
Jones because of his acts as a legis- ,
lator and Justice of the Supreme
Court, which we need not mention as
they are familiar to you. Judge J
Jones was Speaker of the House of
Representatives when he voted against
the bill providing separate cars for
the races, having been elected to that 1
position by the reformers, who af?
terwards elected him Associate Jus?
tice. We feel that these charges
against Judge Jones are a reflection I
j on all reformers, as they made him
I Associate Justice after he committed
the act, for doing which he is charged
with being In favor of social equality.
The same may be said of the other
charges against Judge Jones. As you
I were the head of the Reform Move?
ment ami were Governor when Judge
Jones voted against the Separate Car
j Act, WO WOUld like for you to say
j w hether you consider Judge Jones an
j advocate of social equality because
j he voted against that law, and wheth
j er In your judgment he would make a
I good Governor 01 the state. With
great respect. I am very truly yours,
(Signed) "Jas L, Sims."
Here |g Senaten- Tillman's answer
j to Mr, Si me :
'United States Senate.
? Washington. I>. <\, Aug. 3, 1912.
"The Hon. James L. Sims, Orange
burg, s. c.?Dear Mr. Blma: I have
your letter of July 29, for which
please accept my thanks, I have
been surprised that Judge Jones has
allowed Governor Blease to put him
On the defensive and made him ex?
plain something that needed no expla?
nation, for no sensible man in the
State believes that Judge Jom-s is in
favor of social equality, and Governor
Bleaae has laughed In hla sleeve tosee
hoe/ shrewdly he has muddled the
waters. In other words. be has
played politics more adroitly than the
Judge, in reply to your question: 'As
you were the load of the Reform
Movement and was Governor when
Judge Jones voted against the Sepa?
rate Car Act, we would like f<>r you
to saj whether you consider Judge
Jones an advocate of social equality
bet mse be voted against thai law,
und whether In your Judgment he
wind?l make a c.I Governor for the
the state,' i answ. r i ?in not consider
thai Judge Jones was an advocate of
social equality because he voted
against that law. and I believe hi
wonbi make a good Governor, fO|" h<
i eminently qualified, I say thli
more willingly i.e. .ms,- it cannot b<
construed as my taking sides as be
tween the men l announced Ini
fall thai I would nol -b. thi* nnd thu
far I ha\? seen ii" renson why
?houId change my nttlttide
"If the newspapers keep "n pub
Ilshlng such stuft* as Grace's attack
<-n the Governor and the dictagraph
>!ush' they \viU certainly make Blease
"Very sincerely yours,
"(Signed) B. R, Tillman."
BLVES WIN FIVE FROM BROWNS.
Games at V. M. C. A. Seen by QoOil
Crowd Tneadny Night?Game To?
Tiie Blues were the victors in each
of the five games of Volley ball which
Were played at the Y. M. C. A. gym
naSium Tuesday night, the Browns
going down in defeat before their op?
ponents despite their hard work.
By winning the live straight games,
the Blues come nearly up with the
Beds In the league series, being only
a few points behind them.
The next game will be played to?
night when the Blues c ontest with the
Blacks, Snell and Hall being the cap?
tains of the two teams.
V ANT ONE-MAN GOVERNMENT.
Division of Authority in Canal Zone
WouH he Fatal?Koot.
Wash; < ., August 5.?Demands
for a one-man government of the
completed Panama Canal and Canal
Zone were voiced in the Senate today
when consideration of the Panama
bill was resumed by members of the
inter-oceanic canals committee, which
had reported in favor of a canal com?
mission of three members. Senator
Brandegee, chairman of the commit?
tee, and other members who had been
outvoted in the committee, took up
the defence of the one-man plan
proposed by the House.
Senator Boot insited that a divis?
ion of authority at the canal would
be fatal to its successful operation.
He said absolute authority should
be vested in one man and that the
entire project when completed should
be operated practically on a military
Senator Bristow led the opposition
to this idea, claiming that sanitation
and civil government should be un?
der separate heads.
An attempt to flx Friday and Sat?
urday for a final vote was made by
Senator Bailey, but was not success?
"SYSTEM" TO DEFEND BECKER.
Fifty Thousand Dollnrs Being Rais? ]
ed for this Puri>oe?e.
New York, August 5.?A police
fund of |50,000 is being raised for
th?- defence of Charles Becker, the
police-lieutenant charged with insti?
gating the murder of Herman Bosen?
thal, according to information in the
hands of Distric t Attorney Whitman
The money is being collected, it is
said, by the BO-called "system" which
aside from the murder case, is to be
investigated by the district attorney,
who believes there is a corrupt a I
liance between the "system" and the
gambling fraternity founded on
graft and backmail."
MASSEE RELEASED 15V SEASE.
Georgia Man Will Not Be Held.
Spartanburg, Aug. 7.?"This prose?
cution has a bad look. It appears that
it was not brought in good faith."
said Judge Thomas S. Sease in the
circuit court today after hearing ar?
guments of opposing counsel on the
question of whether or not W. t
Masesee, the Macon, Ga? millionaire,
who was arrested here July 25, while
passing through on a train. ought
to be extradited to Tennessee. "I
find as a matter of fact*" said Judge
Sease, in his official ruling in the
case, "that the requisition 'S as not
authorized by the governor of Tennes?
see, bid was issued without authority
and is therefore null and void."
Tin- court directed that Massce be
discharged from custody and that Iiis
iMind of $ in,ana he cancelled. The
court's decision caused the attorneys
representing the State of Tennessee
to sa\ that they would appeal from
i .indue Sease's decision to the supreme
court, though the appeal will not en?
danger Masse< s liberty again. They
made no effort to conceal their Indig
nation. Massee himself did tct appear
it the hearing, it developed that Mr.
Ma-see. who was here- and who was
tak< n Tor W. -i. Massee. was a broth?
er of the defendant in the suit. The
arguments as to whether or not Mr.
Massee should 1*0 extradited Wore
made before Judge Sease in the grand
jury room nt th.urt house after
counsel for the state of Tennessee
had failed to secure a continuation of
the ease, They asked a delay until
tomorrow because of the absence of
M !? Massee, w ho, it develope 1. li nt
home suffering from vertigo and tin*
b r ,?? physlcla n'h care.
QUIETEST MEETING OF CAM?
PAIGN HELD YESTERDAY.
dunes Makes Buslncss-IIke Speech \
with Little Reference to nicaoo,
while Governor Tom?-. Down Cos* .
tonutry Attack on Opponent.
YorkviUe, Aug. 7.?What la said to
have been the most quiet and order?
ly meeting Of the State campaign so
far was held here today, when the
candidates for the several contested
Office! addressed a crowd of about
two thousand voters in the Court
House yard. York County political
audiences are noted for their lack
of demonstrativeness and the crowd
today fully sustained that reputation.
There was some cheering, however,
but mainly spasmodic, even Govern?
or Hlease, who was In fine humor,
failing to arouse any great degree of
enthusiasm, except on the part of a
small group of his admirers, who
stood directly in front of the stand,
ready to shout approval when their
champion handed out the "Near hot
stuff." But the audience, as a whole,
was undemonstrative. ?out 25 la?
dies ..-ere present.
Several Incidents worthy of special
mention marked today's meeting, not
the least of which was Judge Jones'
speech, in which the name of Gover?
nor Blease was mentioned but once
and then in connection with Judge
Jones' oft-repeated declaration that
individuals are nothing, but South
Carolina is everything. Only once or
twice did Judge Jones even indirect?
ly refer to the Governor. Judge
Jones says he has seen enough of
York County audiences to know that
they cannot be fed on chaff.
Judge Jones made a straightfor?
ward, business-like, constructive talk,
directing his appeal principally to
the farmers, many of whom were
present. He went over the things he
advocates for the industrial and mor?
al upbuilding of the State, eschewing
altogether anything savoring of per?
sonalities and practically made no
reference to the attacks on him by
Governor Hlease. He evidently did
know the people whom he was ad?
Governor Blease, who followed
Judge Jones, toned down his remarks
considerably, but In effect covered
.about his usual ground In assailing
record of his opponent, in fact, prac?
tically the Governor's entire speech,
as usual, was devoted to denouncing
Judge Jones for various alleged of?
fences against the people of BoUtn
SENATE DENIES BRITISH CLAIM.
After Long Debate, Upper House Ad?
journs. Having Effected So Change
in Measure's Standing.
Washington. Aug. 7.? By a vote <?.
44 to 11. the senat.- late tonight re?
fused to strike from the Panama can?
al l?ill the provision exempting Amer?
ican slops from payment of tolls for
passage through the Panama canal.
Debate on the question had continued
from l p, m. until nearly midnight.
Tin- senate then adjourned until t >
morrow without voting on the bill it?
The defeat of the Burton amend?
ment was the senate's defiant answer
to the protest of the British govern?
ment against the legislation.
The senators who voted in favor
of the Burton amendment were
Brandegee, Burton, crane. Pall. Gron
na. Lodge, Nelson. Oliver, Penrose,
Root and Wetmore,
I niring the evening the clause In
question was amended upon motion
of Senator Hoke Smith of Georgia,
by making the exemption apply only
to vessels engaged exclusively In
the coastwise trade of the United
GOOD TOBAC CO SALES.
120,00(1 Pound- of the Weed sold at
Three King-tree Warehouse*.
Kingstree, Aug. 6.?There was an
unusually good sale of tobacco on this
market today, fully one hundred and
lwent> thousand pounds of the weed
being sold in the three warehouses,
at an average of i- cents a pound.
Of this amount the Nelson Ware?
house leads, selling around fifty thou
sand pounds This market has had
k.I sales from Its opening. Lust
week .inil up ti> tbK time it has al?
ready sold more than was handled
the .mire season last year. Consid?
ering thai the bulk of the crop s
ye| to he marketed there ia n<> rea?
son to doubl that the market will fall
umbf the expectancy, which Is three
TEDDY GRABS NOMINATION.
COLONEL'S CONVENTION SELECTS
ITS CANDIDATES AND THEN
Disregarding Custom New Yorker and
California n Appear Before Delegates
and Announce that Tliey Will Hun.
Colonel Gives Details of Hi* Po?
Chicago, Aug. 7.?Singing "On?
ward Christian Soldiers" and "The
Battle Hymn of the Republic.M the
delegates to the first national con?
vention of the Progressive party to?
night accalaimed Theodore Roosevelt
as their candidate for president and
Gov. Hiram W. Johnson of California
as their choice for vice presi >nt.
Marking a ne v departr the
proceedings of national /ions,
the two candidates imp ^ <y were
formally notified of t* .elimination
in the midst of de; H cheers ap?
pealed before th' ^^ates tfl voice
their ncceptanc . v <o pledge their
best efforts V > .oming campaign.
For seve? & ? tiours during the
morning/ v arly evening the big
crowd th .oliseum had listened to
a flow of o atory in nominating and
seconding speeches in whicli the
dominant note expressed was the be?
lief that victory would come to the
new party in the November elections.
Raymond Robbins of Illinois pledged
a 100 000 majority for the national
ticket in Illinois, and Gifford Pinchot
predicted a 300,000 majority for Col.
Roosevelt and Gov. Johnson in his
home State of Pennsylvania. These
Statements were cheered to the echo.
The party formally christened it?
self "the Progressive party." leaving
out the prefix "national," by which it
has heretofore been known, but pro?
vision was made for the recognition
of "real" progressives in any of the
States by whatever name they should
be locally designated because of State
I The convention adjourned at 7.24
p. m. with the delegates singing the
"Doxology" in lusty voice. During the
three days it was in seseion there
I was not a single roll call nor a ballot
I taken. The delegates asked no such
formalities cither in placing their
candidates in nomination or in voting
for them. There was not a voice in
opposition either to Col. Roosevelt or
Gov. Johnson. The delay in nomina?
ting them was due to the large num?
ber of second speeches allowed.
As has always been the case in na?
tional conventions the bulk of the
work of this gathering was carried
! on in committees. The only sem?
blance of a conflict of opposition on
the floor was a brief debate today as
to whether or not an hours' recess
Should be taken. The point was not
material, but as one delegate ex?
pressed it. "We just had to fight
about something to make it a regular
15,000 WORKERS RESIGN.
Walk Out doses 2:i Textile Mills in
Puebla, Mexico, Aug. ?.?Fifteen
thousand textile workers have struck,
closing down twenty-thre? mills in
this State, most of them mar this
City. To maintain order and to guard
the properties, most of which belongs
to foreigners. chiefly Spanish and
French, troops were ordered out and
additional forces are expected tomor?
row from Mexico City.
Recognition of the Textile Work?
ers' Union, a nine-hour day and i
seven-hour shift at night, s minimum
wage scale and a general wage scale
revision are among the demands of
ltlb NAVAL DEMONSTRATIONS.
Atlantic, Pacific ami Asiatic Fleets
to lie Reviewed October 11 and l.Y
Washington, Aug. 7.?Naval dem?
onstrations at S;in Francisco, Manila
and New Turk, October it and 15
were ordered '. day by the na\y de?
partment. Simultaneously with a re?
view of the Atlantic fleet st New
York, the Pacific fleet Will rendez?
vous at San Pram iseo and the Asiat'.
Me. t at Manila, officials say there is
no political si".-. inee in the order.
Practically eveij vessel aide te
cruise at Lhe time set for the grand
review will be at the assembling
Could Learn Something.
South Carolina grafters could get
some good lessons from the gamblers
and polk.f New York. It is said
that lhe police and men higher up
raked off about $2,46#,0di a year for
protection. That makes blind tiger
protection look like cents. 4$per>
tan burs Journal.