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* lils Nominations.
"Washington, June 29.-For the
first time President Taft learned def
initely to-day that at. one period of
the Chicago convention his nomina
tion was In extreme doubt. He got
this information from party leaders
who have returned .to Washington
since tho Chicago turmoil.
Col. Roosevelt, according to one
leader, had the opportunity within
his grasp to stand aside, throw his
strength to a compromise candidate
and see both himself and President
Taft eliminated from the contest.
" Tlfe President told callers to-day
that to Mr. Roosevelt he owed his
nomination In 1908, and that to Mr.
Roosevelt, more than to any other
man, be owed his renomination last
Saturday night.
Although some of the Taft leaders
profess that there was never any
danger of defections in their ranks,
others are known to have openly
talked of a compromise candidate,
and to have made advances to some
of the adherents of Col. Roosevelt.
According to the reports brought
back to Washington these offers went
to Mr. Roosevelt and were turned
down. Ile would not listen to talk
of a third man, and the Taft leaders,
seeing no opportunity to "get to
gether," went ahead and renominat
ed tho President.
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Doubler Marks Peace Pact.
Brunswick, Ca., June 2!).-Appro
priate exercise.-: marked the unveil
ing of a large boulder to-day at Cole
rain, Charlton comity, erected in com
memoartion of the signing of the
treaty of peace and friendship in
179G between the Creek nation of
Indians and a commission composed
of government and state agents.
Tho exercises were held under the
auspices of Lyman Hall Chapter,
Daughters of the American Revolu
tion, of Ware county, and were
marked by Interesting addresses by
prominent speakers from over the
Siate. During the. day a barbecue
dinner was served the guests of tho
The boulder ls platted on the spot
where Big Warrior, the Creek Indian
chief, and government and State
agents signed a pact which ceded all
tho land between the Oconee and Oo
mulgee rivers and ended a dispute
which threatened to result in blood
All Ballot Records Broken.
Baltimore, Juno 30.-Democratic
leaders were Interested to-nlghl in
the fact that all records for the num
ber of ballots to nominate in a Dem
ocratic Presidential Convention have
been broken. Following is tho record:
1844-Polk on 9th.
I 818.Cass on 1th.
1862-Pierce on 9th.
1866-Buchanan on l 71 H.
1 860r- Duglass on 2d.
1864-McClellan on 1st,
ISM-Seymour on 22<1.
I ST 2 Greeley on lat.
1ST ti---Tilden ot) 2d.
ISSO-Hancock by accalamation.
1 884--Cleveland on 2d.
1888--Cleveland by acclamation.
1 892.Cleveland on" first
189(1-Bryan on r>th.
1900-Bryan by acclamation
1904 - Parker after first hy
1?08-Bryan on tirst.
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('lark Demands Proof or Retraction
From Wm. .J. Hryan.
Baltimore, Md., June 30.-Champ
Clark gave out the following this
"Yesterday an outrageous asper
sion was cast upon me, and through
me upon tho Democratic party, by
the one of all men who ought to bc
the last to bcsmudge or betray bis
friends or his party. So far as I am
personally concerned lt ls enough to
say that the charge which reflects
upon my personal or party Integrity
is utterly and absolutely false. I
might afford to forget myself, but I
am by the choice of tho Democratic
majority of the House of Representa
tives the ranking officer Democrat in
national public life. I cannot be
false or corrupt without reflecting
upon my party in the most serious
"Any man who would enter into
an alliance with any selfish interest
or privileged class of this country to
gain the nomination for tho Presi
dency is unworthy of tho Presidency
and of the Speakership of tho House,
[f I lia ve not entered into such an
alliance then the Democrat, however
distinguished, who wantonly charges
me with this act, is a traitor to the
Democratic party and to his profess
ed friendship to me.
"I am not hero to jilead for a nom
ination or to attempt to influence any
man's political action. Lot every
man proceed in this convention ac
cording to his convictions and the ex
pressed will of his constituents. I
ask no undue consideration from any
man, be lie friend or foe, but I de
mand exact justice from every Dem
ocrat either in this convention or
throughout the nation. With Wm. J.
Bryan and his charge, made In the
convention yesterday, tho Issue ls
proof or retraction. 1 shall expect
him to meet that issue."
Hryan Replies to (Mark.
Baltimore, June 110.-W. J. Bryan
to-night replied to the statement of
Speaker Champ Clark demanding that
the Nebraskan prove or retract the
general charge made In convention
that the Clark forces had allied
themselves with the so-called privi
leged classes, in his statement Mr.
Bryan said:
"I have received notice by publi
cation only. The only criticism I
have made against Mr. Clark ls not
that he has acted wrongfully, but
that ho has failed to act. I may
overestimate the Importance or the
Presidential office, but I have felt
that an aspirant for that office ought
to manage his own campaign and not
allow people to do things for him
without his direct and specific au
"Tho papers announced that Mr.
Clark was neutral between Mr. Par
ker and myself In tho temporary
chairmanship fight, and that he in
formed his supporters to vote as they
pleased. If that contest were purely
a question between Judge Parker and
myself as individuals, his refusal to
take part would not he material, al
though he never sent out a piece of
literature or had a speech In his be
half that did not represent bim as
my special champion for sixteen
years. If he distributed any litera
ture in which he associated his name
with Mr. Parker's, I shall bo glad to
withdraw this statement upon in
spection of the literature,
"DUI tho contest between Judge
Parker and myself wak not a personal
contest between progressive Democ
racy on the one side and reactionary
Democracy on the other, and I con
tend that !:i such a contest lt was
Mr. Clark's duty to take one side or
tho other, if, in his judgment, there
is any material difference between
the two kinds of Democracy. If he
Insists that there ls no difference, ho
has no right to complain of criticism
nt tho hands of those who believe
that there is a vital difference."
Attacked White Woman-Shot Her
Twice-Taken from Sheriff.
(Greenville News, June 30.)
Having attempted to ravish tho
wife of a highly respectable farmer
of Plckene county, and having shot
ber twice In tho back with a single
barreled shotgun as she ran through
the fields to her husband, Brooks
Gordon, a young negro, was torn
from the custody of the sheriff by a
determined mob late Saturday after
noon nnd lynched.
The woman ls reported to bo rest
ing well and her chances of recovery
are favorable, unless complications
set hi. The crime ls ono of the most
atrocious of the kind over committed
in this section of the State, and the
portion of Bickens county where the
offense was perpetrated was in a ter
rible turmoil from tho time the deed
became known until the thirst for
vengeance had been satisfied.
According to reports from lOasley
last night, Brooks Gordon attacked
the woman as she was at work In
tho field at 10 o'clock yesterday
morning. She brooke loose from bim
and ran through the fields Loward
her husband, who was about half a
mile away. The negro carried a sin
gle-barreled shotgun and demanded
to know of the woman if she Intend
ed reporting the matter to her hus
band, and then the negro levelled
the gun. at her and fired. The wound
did not doter the woman In her pur
pose. The negro ran after her, re
loading MB gun aa he ran. He de
manded of her the second time If
she Intended telling her husband, but
before she could reply ho raised his
gun and fired upon her again.
Having fired the second shot into
the back of the Hoeing woman, the
negro turned and ran toward the
mountains. News of tho outrage
quickly spread throughout the sur
rounding country, and a mob of an
gry men gathered and started In pur
suit. Tho chase continued for several
hours, but Sheriff Roark, of Plckens,
beat the mob In the race, capturing
the negro about fifteen .miles from
the scene of the crime. The sheriff
started towards the Bickens Jail with
his prisoner, but was overtaken by
the mob and the prisoner taken away
from him.
The negro was carried back to the
scone of his crime and put before the
wounded woman for Identification.
As tho negro lived on ber husband's!
farm she had no trouble In identify
ing him. The negro was carried
some distance from the house and
strung up to a tree, denying his guilt
to the last. Three volleys wore fired
into his body and the crowd dis
! persed.
; Hov. Vaughn Will Be Installed Pastor
On that Date.
Richland, .lune 20.-Special: The
'recent rains have caused every one
to go to work in real earnest to keep
the grass from "reigning" supreme.
Rev. D. M. Douglas and Crank and
William Anderson passed through
tho community to-day in the interest
of the Presbyterian College at Clin
ton. Rev. Douglas ls president of
that college and was soliciting stu
I dents. He says they have made sev
eral Improvements besides the new
I dormitory, and the coming year
promises to be a very successful one
for Clinton College.
The Richland boysi organized a
base ball team last Wednesday even
ing. Marcus McDonald was elected
manager and .lohn Ballenger was
elected captain, They have been
practicing and are trying to get a
game for the Fourth.
The young men gave a dance" at
Hie homo of C. O. Walton Thursday
night. There wore ton couples pres
Rev. V. I). Vaughn and J. P. St rib
ling attended a call meeting of Pied
mont Presbytery at Seneca Friday
evening, at which meeting arrange
ments were made for the ordination
and Instillation of Rev. Mr. Vaughn
as pastor of Richland Presbyterian
church, at 11.30 a. m., on the first
Sunday in July, (the 7th), as fol
lows: Dr. J, G. Law to preside, pro?
pound tho constitutional questions
and charge the pastor; Rev. R. L.
Grier to preach the sermon; Dr. IO.
A. Hines to charge the people, and
Rev. IL M. Kirkpatrick and Rev. J.
P. Bailey, Jr., to be present and com
plete the commission. This will be
a very solemn, impressive and in
structive service. The public is cor
dially Invited to bo present and wit
ness this service.
Eatal Auto Accident.
Charlotte, N. C.. .lune 2S.-J. M.
Jamison, part owner of tho Stone
wall Hotel, of Charlotte, was In
stantly killed and Mrs. W. M. Bag
well and 7-year-old son, of Hamlet,
wore seriously injured on a grade
crossing near Newell, seven miles
north of Charlotte, about noon
to-day, when their automobile was
struck and demolished by a north
bound Southern railway freight
train. Mrs. Jamison and two children
escaped injury.
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sheridan, With Troops Aboard, fs
Drifting Toward Arctic Ocean.
Nome, Alaska, June-29.-The Uni
ted States transport Sheridan, wit '
troops for St. Michael and Fori
D?vir, is still imprisoned in ice,
which is drlftng toward the Arete
ID five days the Sheridan has
mo'Vt d 100 miles westward, and mny
bo carried through Behring Strait
into ihe Arctic.
'Apprehension in Washington.
Washington, .lune 20.-Considera
ble apprehension ls folt here over re
ports that the army transport Sheri
dan, with Major Gen. Arthur Murray
and family aboard, besides the Thir
tieth Infantry, ls imprisoned in ice
and drifting Ifldo Arctic waters. Tho
Sheridan left Seattle, Wash., on June
8th for Alaska.
She had on board twelve compa
nies of the Thirtieth Infantry, which
the war department ordered to re
lieve the Sixteenth infantry at Alas
kan posts. Tho Sixteenth Infantry
has' been for two years on duty in
Major Cen. Murray was recently
relieved from tho ofllce of chief of
staff here and placed In command of
tho"Westcrn Division, with headquar
ters al San Francisco. With him
aboard the Sheridan are Mrs. Murray
and,.the Misses Murray. Tho trip for
thein was to he a pleasurable sum
mer outing, which would at the same
time enable Gen. Murray to look over
the Alaskan posts.
Tpfio first port of call of the Sheri
dan1 was to bo at Nome, Alaska.
Army officers here said last night
that the mouth of the Yukon river
ls dften choked with Ice at this sea
soiip The Sin rldan ls spoken of as a
good, seaworthy ship, able to with
stand a heavy strain, and "perfectly
safe," The greatest danger is from
possible hardship to the passengers,
reaitlting from a forced and prolong
flrlft to the north.
nionstrntioii ' Made to Provo Pris
oner Could Go Through liars.
Greenville, June 29.-Since T. U.
Vaughn's rather sensational escape
from the county jail early on Wed
nesday morning there have been wild
rumors affoat in the city and county
to tho effect that Vaughn did not
pass out of his cell through the win
dow which he is alleged to have
done, but that he walked out through
the door. The originators of the
above rumor based their opinion
upon the fact that the hole in thc
window, which measures a fraction
over seven inches in width by
twelve inches in length, was too
small for a man of Vaughn's build to
get through.
That the hole is sufficiently large
enough for a man of Vaughn's si/.e to
pass through was clearly demon
strated this morning, when a man by
the name of G. B, Lowe, who is seve
ral pounds heavier than Vaughn, but
about the same height, and whose
breast measurement is 28% Inches,
went through the opening in the
presence of J. S. Hunsinger, deputy
sheriff, J. T. Phillips and William
Lowe was not aided in getting
through the bars, and with the ex
ception of a little squirming and
twisting he had no trouble In the
As stated above Vaughn's weight
ls several pounds lighter than
Lowe's. Vaughn weighed about 130
pounds, while Lowe tips the scales at
147 pounds. Vaughn's exact breast
measurement is not known. Lowe
is also thought to have broader
shoulders than Vaughn.
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Second Election Held on Question of
Issuance of the Bonds.
The second election on tho ques
tion of Issuing $1.'1,000 of school
bonds for. Walhalla School District,
No. 26, was held last Friday, at
which tinto the vote stood ?l for is
suing bonds and ono against tho is
The same question was voted on
with similar result on May 7th. bill
after the election had been held and
the result declared lt was discovered
that an error 'natl been made in the
petition for tho election, which stilted
tho amount of tho bond Issue desired
to. ho $10,000 instead of $13,000.
The result of the election at that
time stood 28 for issuing bonds and
ono against.
The election last week was partici
pated In by 2:1 more voters than
when tho same qutstion was voted on
! six weeks ago.
Little Hu s i noss ..Transacted Up to the
Hour of Going, to Press.
The summer term of the Court of
Genera. Sessions for Oconeo county
convened . nt Walhalla Court House
Monday morning'. July 1st. Judge G.
E. Prince, of Anderson, ls presiding.
Only throe cases imo been tried up
to Tuesday morning.
All petit Jurors were in .heir places
when court convened. Jurors J. M.
Duncan and H. B. Duke were excused
by the court.
The case of the State against Riley
Mooro, Indictment for rape, was con
tinued by motton of defendant's at
The following cases have been dis
posed of:
John P. Scruggs, violation of dis
pensary law. Ended.
Mrs. Milly Smith, violation of dis
pensary law. Ended.
lOugone Price, violation of dispen
sary law. Plead guilty. Sentenced
to servo six months on public works
of Oconee county or pay a tine of
$100. Sentence suspended during
good behavior,
W. R. Klug, violation of dispen
sary law. Quilty. Sentenced to
servo six months upon county works,
or pay a line of $200.
Terrell Mix, larceny from the field.
Returned to Magistrate J. A. Ku
banks for trial.
Tho case of the State agnlnst H.
W. Whitney, forgery, is being tried
as we go to press.
The grand jury has returned only
two h?ls up to Tuesday morning, as
ll. W. Whitney, forgery.
Jule Kennedy, resisting an officer
and assault and battery with Intent
to kill.
Relieved Clark Unable to Regain
Votes lx>st hy Bryan's Attack.
Baltimore, June 30-Hope of nom
ination on the 27th ballot for Presi
dent was practically abandoned by
Democratic loaders to-night. When
the National Convention adjourned
for Sunday lt was believed that some
solution of the long deadlock would
result from conforonceo between tho
champions of the three leading candi
dates, but lt developed that the time
had not arrived for the withdrawal
of either Speaker Clark, Governor
Wilson or Representative Under
wood. lt was not expected that tho
first ballot to-morrow would differ
materially from tho 26th.
Campaign managers possibly might
have roached some agreement of in
terest in the deadlock had it not boen
dwarfed by the personal controversy
developed between Wm. .1. Bryan and
Speaker Clark. The visit of Mr.
Clark lo Baltimore and his arrival
too late to attempt vindication ol'
himself before th?; convention over
shadowed everything else as a sub
ject of Sunday gossip.
Clark hoses Votes.
Party leaders generally took the
position, not withstanding the Mis
sourian^ impassioned denial of Mr.
Bryan's i mini Cition that lie was be
holden to Morgan, Belmont and
Ryan, that he would be unable to re
gain the votes lie had lost. At the
snme time many of them thought
that sympathy for Mr. Clark and the
Inevitable linking of Bryan and Wil
son In the minds of delegates, by
reason of the New Jersey candidate
having been the beneficiary of the
votes turned away from Mr. Clark
by the Nebraskan's pbillipic, had In
jured the chances of Wilson's nomi
The situation as soon by leaders
not associated Intimately In the man
agement of any of the campaigns
seemed to-night to he that Clark,
having failed ol' nomination for 17
ballots after receiving a majority
vote, probably had reached the crest
of his strength.
Bryan in Control.
Wilson, although climbing stead
ily, apparently was bitterly opposed
by delegates who resented tho gene
ral Impression that Col. Bryan had
tlie* veto power, although he lacked
the votes necessary lo control the
nomination. These delegates believ
ed that the Now Jersey Governor
would continue to gain even to tho
point where he had a majority, hut
that be could not break down the
Clark strength, which was said to he
determined that Bryan should not
win through a combination ol' any
Should Clark and Wilson fail on
the next two or three ballots lt was
prodbdted thal there would be a
turn to Representative Underwood,
who had hold his normal vote from
first to last. Underwood forces are
watching for just such a contingency
and claimed to be prepared to take
full advantage of it. Whether the
Alabama candidate could win or not
was the subject of much speculation,
but outside of the delegates who had
voted for bl mon the 2Otb ballot there
did not appear to he so much enthu
Genuine attempts at compromise
aro likely to ho made if Wilson and
Underwood should follow Clark up on
a high wave of votes and still fall to
get tho necessary two-thirds, but lt
was not expected to-night that any
of tho "dark horse" candidatos will
stand much show until tho three
leaders In turn have tried and failed.
Great Britain own H 12,000 steam
ers and sailing vessels.
Wilson Gaining Over Clark, Whose
Majority is No More.
ty r ty
ty Wilson's Gain Very Slow. ty
ty Baltimore, July 1, 11.1.1 p. m. ty
ty -The fortieth ballot showed: ty
ty Wilson.ROI H ty
ty Clark.42? ty
ty Underwood.10(1 ty
ty Scattering.5? 4*
ty At the present rate of in- ty
ty crease, if maintained, Wilson ?J?
.J? will Moisnro two-thirds majority ty
ty on 125 more ballots, somewhere ty
ty alunit Christinas time. ?I?
Police Force Ordered Doubled.
Convention Hall, Baltimore, Md.,
July 1.-Riotous scenes mnrked to
day's session of the National Conven
tion. Mr. Bryan, who hus alternate
ly bullied and teased it almost to
distraction, was soundly rebuked as
a marplot and a deserter by John B.
Stanchlleld, of Now York, and was
denied the privilege of replying to
the charge of desertion brought by
the Champ Clark forces.
So disorderly became tho conven
tion this afternoon that Chairman
James ordered tho force of police
men around the platform and lu tho
aisles to be doubled; repeatedly
threatened to clear the galleries, and
ordered any man arrested who
brought any kind of a banner into
the convention hail hereafter.
A Hst light, Humorous heated alter
cations between delegates and rough
play that resulted ll) a Clark sup
porter being catapulted off the rail
ing of the press section hoad first
into a struggling mass of delegates,
were Hie more exciting incidents of
tho afternoon session. ,
( lark Rails at Underwood.
Political alignments have led to
personal animosities. It ls reported
here that Speaker dark blames Loa
der Oscar Underwood for his dofoat,
and rails bitterly at the House loader
for not coming to his.gujJ[po.rt atJUte,
time when lt might' have' meant tho...
nomination. The Democratic House
promises to be riven with factional
differences for the rest of thc session,
and Its power as a cohesive Organiza
tion seriously Injured.
Nomination Not In Sight.
A nomination ls not yet. in sight.
Governor Wilson passed his foremost
rival on the thirtieth ballot, follow
ing the break of Indiana to bis sup
port and tho chair's ruling thal, thir
teen members of the Kansas delega
tion constituted two-thirds of that
body with ono man absent, and could
cast the 20 votes of the State for
Wilson. The New Jersey Executive
steadily mounted, but lt ls freely pre
dicted that he will be blocked short
of the two-thirds necessary to secure
the nomination, just as was Speaker
Clark, who at one time had a major
ity of the convention votes. When
the convention adjourned nt 6.15 lt
faced a long night session, beginning
at 8 o'clock. Thirty-four ballots had
been taken, during which Wilson
slowly crawled ahead, but not to a
Doing Good Work-lOnjoying Social
Attention-Other Local News.
Seneca, July 2.- Special: The sum
mer school is going on smoothly and
line work ls being done by Instruct
ors and pupils.
A reception was tendered the vis
iting teachers last Tuesday night.
On account of rain the nttendanco
was small, but an enjoyable time
was spent in social Intercourse, and
a program of music and addresses
was rendered. Mayor W. R. Doyle
delivered tho ad dross of welcome,
and as this was the Doctor's malden
effort at public addresses the opinion
of his friends wont tb show that ho
had indeed kept his light hld. Dr.
IO. A. Hines and M. A. Wood also
made speeches, and on behalf of tho
Oncc-a-Week Club Mrs. W. K. Liv
ingston made a very graceful talk.
Altogether the program was most at
On last Friday night a dance was
given in honor of the visiting teach
ers, which was delightful In every
detail. A Spartanburg band fur
nished tho music, and delicious
punch was sei ved.
Hon. C. H. Vernor, of Tuscaloosa,
Ala., spent several days hero last
week with his mother, Mrs. E. C.
Verner, who continues ill al tho
home of her daughter, Mrs. C. V. Mc
Mrs. Mart Floyd, of Spartanburg,
and Floride Carey? of Plckens, are
visiting Mrs. F. M. Cary.
L. II. Cary was over from Green?
ville last week in his hnndsomo car.
Misses Sallie and Lula Spencer
and Alpha Powell, of Madison, who
aro attending tho summer school,
spent the week-end at homo.
Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Lowry havo
returned from a week's visit to Da
vidson College.
Mrs. C. L. Foster, of Westminster,
was in Seneca last Sunday to see her
aunt, Mrs. E. C. Vernei*.
Miss Nelllo Hines has returned
from a visit to Atlantic City, and
also a charming stay with Mrs. W. M.
Neill at Danville, Va.
Miss May Hamilton's friends aro
pleaded to have her home again.

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