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Colleagues Deprive illinois Solon of
Seat by Vote of 88 to a?.
Washington, July 13.-By a vote
of 55 to 28 Senator William Lorimer,
of Illinois, was deprived of his seat
in the United States Senate to-day.
Thia judgment of the .Senate, clos
ing the fight upon Seua'tor Lorimer,
terminated one of the stormiest leg
islative days that congressional his
tory lias known. If the first fights
made for and against Lorimer wore
,/ bltter, this latest one, which began
on the legislative day of July 6, has
beejk even more vindictive. From J
the moment that Senates Dillinghams
:o.???<hifit..Qf .Jtbv, Lorimer defenders*- be*
gan speaking last Saturday, until the
last vote was cast to-day, Intense per
sonal feeling has at best been but
thinly veiled.
Loyalty to Lorimer or opposition
to him were tho lines on which tho
Senate split. None of the score of
speakers minced words, and spirited
speeches ol' condemnation and In his
defense were made by thoso partici
All of thoso were but forerunners
of the dramatic climax furnished hy
Lorimer himself. Diverging from
tho lines taken in his first defense,
Senator Lorimer launched upon a
long denunciation of his enemies,
who, ho claimed, had conspired
against him, and for two days hold
the Senate hy the strength of his de
fense. He completed his statement
hut a few minutes prior to the vote.
Dramatic. Scene.
As the clerk announced the official
vote Senator Lorimer, who had sat
through tho roll call, with impassive
face, slowly pushed hack the chair he
occupied in the last row and rose.
He stood still for a moment, hut did
not speak, and, turning, walked
through the crowds of Senators, some
of whom drew aside to let him pass
to tho cloak room door. Senator
Smoot and Senator Dailey were
standing, and Lorimer smiled at
them. Doth had voted for him, Hal
ley leaned over and said a few words
to him, and then William Lorimer
stepped from the Senate chamber.
Simultaneously with his exit the
clerk of tho I louse of Representatives
entered tho main door and reported
tho adoption of tho resolution im
peaching Judge Robert W. Arch
bald, of tho Commerce Court.
How Senators Voted.
In favor of the resolution declar
ing Lorimer not entitled to his seat:
Ayes-Ashn rt, Bacon, Borah,
Bourne, Briggs, Bristow, Brown,
Bryan. Burton, Chamberlain, Clapp,
Clarke of Arkansas, Crawford, Cul
lom, Cummins, Curtis, Dixon, Fall,
Cardner. Gore, (Donna, Hitchcock,
Johnson. Kenyon, Kern, LaFollette,
Lea. Lodge, Martine, Martin. Meyers,
Nelson, Newlands O'Gorman, Over
man, Page, Poindexter, Pomorene,
i Rayner, Reed, Rooi, Sanders, Shively,
Simmons, Smith of Arizona, Smith of
Georgia, Smith of Michigan. Smith
; of South Carolina, Stone. Sutherland,
j Swanson, Townsend, Watson, Wil
liams, Works.
Nays ( for Lorimer ) Bailey. Brad
ley, Brandegee, Burnham, Catlin,
Clark of Wyoming, ('rano, DUIlng
) ham, Fletcher, Foster, Gallinger,
Gamble. Guggenheim, Johnston,
Jones, Llppett, McCumher, Oliver,
Paynter, Penrose, Perkins, Richard
son, Smith of Maryland, Smoot, Ste
phenson, Thornton, Tillman, Wet
Annual Hinging Convention.
Tho Annual Sluging Convention
will meet with Friendship Methodist
church on the first Sunday In August
and Saturday before. All singers
and leaders of music aro urged lo
come. Bring your books along with
Col. R. T. Jayncs will address the
convention on Sunday nt ll o'clock
on "Tho Sunday School and Music."
This address alone will pay you foi
coming. J. Fi Morton, Pres.
n Seed Meal^
bs and Bran,
ck Feed.
you good prices
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Jamen Johnson ut Penitentiary Took
Name for Alias-Both (rac Uso on.
(Tho State, 16th.)
Some misunderstanding has arisen
over the sinillarity of the names of
Gus DeFord, the safe cracker who
escaped from United States secret
cervlce men several years ago, and
Jame? Johnson, alias Gus DeFord,
alias Edward Murphy, alias "Portland
Ned," alias, etc., the convict at the
State penitentiary whom. Henry N;
Portor, one of Burns'->detectives, be
guiled Sam J. Nichols, of Spartan
(burg, into believing was the heir to
a lav^ei'fortuno whleb .ho'could not
llffl'ift'Yirttes? he were i^rtlbned. De
F?rd was only one of james John
son's numerou aliases. Ho admit
ted last Sunday to a representative
ot The State that Henry N. Portor,
the Chicago lawyer, had visited him
twice, but was reticent about the na
ture of their conversations.
The Gus DeFord who escaped from
secret service men near Florence a
few years ago, ls possibly tho most
notorious cracksman and "knight of
tho jimmy" in Wie world. He was
captured by Uncle Sam after a long
Chase, only to escape by leaping from
a swiftly moving train near Florence.
DeFord has never been apprehended,
although the sereret service men have
not. given up the search for him. Do
Ford has four small moles on his
right cheek, a hooked nose and prom
inent jawbones.
James Johnson, alias Gus DeFord,
the convict whom Hums used for es
tablishing his dictagraph evidence
against Sam J. Nichols, was sent to
the penitentiary from Spartanburg in
August, 1911, for cracking the safe
of the Euoree Manufacturing Com
pany. He was sentenced to 10 years'
imprisonment. Johnson, alias De
Ford, ls a man of medium height with
Drown hair, yellowish eyes, and a
bullet-shaped head.
Judging from his demeanor when
told that Henry N. Porter, thc Chi
cago lawyer, who visited him with a
promise of getting a pardon, wai
ono of William J. Hums' detectives,
Johnson or DeFord really believed
the yarn, as did the attorney asso
ciated with Porter.
Buy lt now Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy ls al
most certain to be needed before the
summer is over. Ruy lt now and be
prepared for such an emergency. For
sale hy all dealers.
Senator Sent, to Penitentiary.
Columbus, Ohio, July 13.-Senator
Isaac Huffman, of Butler county, was
sentenced by Judge Rath mell to-day
to serve three years in the peniten
tiary for accepting a bribe in the
Legislature. The motion Hied by
Huffman for a new trial was over
ruled Senator Huffman stated he
would appeal his case at once to the
Circuit court, on error.
Huffman declared ho had. spent
every dollar he had in lighting the
charges against, him, and said his
wife would bo forced to work while
he w;as lu the penitentiary.
Senator (J. K. Colono' of Dayton,
another alleged bri hot tilter, who was
to he tried In September, has been re
ported sick, and his trial may be
post poned.
Ilario's Grove Baptist ('burch.
Enrlo's Grove Baptist church will
be dedicated on tho third Sunday in
July (next Sunday). Rev. Bass, of
Greenville, will preach the dedication
sermon at 1 1 o'clock a. m., and Rev.
A. P. Marett will preach at .'1 in the
afternoon. The public cordially In
vited to attend with well-filled bas
Dysentery ls always serious nod
often a dangerous disease, hut lt can
bo cured. Chamberlain's Colic, Chol
era and Diarrhoea Remedy has cured
it even when malignant and epi
demic. For salo hy all dealers.
Dist of Delegates and Members, mid
Homes Assigned.
Following is a list of delegates,
members and connectlonal officers
who will attend the District Confer
ence of Anderson District, M. E.
Church, South, to be held at Wal
halla July 23d to 26th, inclusive, and
tho homes to which they have been
Guest- Host.
Alexander, A. C.Grant, J. W.
Armstrong, W. H. . .McDonald, M. R.
(At Hotel.)
Arve, G. C..Grant, J. W.
Austin, Dr. W. F.. . Bauknlght, J. E.
Barnes, A. .V. ..... .Herndon, E. L.
Beacham, J. D.Brown, W. M.
Dell, R, O.Grant, J. W.
Bleekley, J. N.Bell, Mrs. E. A.
Ballenger, Rev. N. G.. . Herndon,E.L.
Biggerstaff, S. C.Brown, W. M.
Brown, S. L.IGruhhs, R. W.
Busbce, J. T.Pitchford, S. Nfl
Bryan, J. L.Kay, W. WA
Brooks, Rev. M. M. ... Grant; T.-Ai
Burns, S. A.Brown, W. Mt;
Cason, Dr. C. W.Hetrlck, C. F.
Cade, Clifford .Grnnt, T. A.
Campbell, W. M.Grubbs, R. W.
Chandler, Rev. J. C.Grant,'T. A.
Cook, Rev. J. E.Crisp, A. P.
Crenshaw, W. M....Strother, Mrs.R.C.
(At Hotel,)
Cromer, C. C. . <. '. . . .Perry, J. D.
Davis, Rev. G. W.Veiner, VV. L.
Dunlap, M. B.Moss, B. R.
Dickson, J. Walter.Moss, J. M.
Donahoe, Rev. S.A.. . Bauknight.C.W.
Duncan, Rev.W.T.. Duncan, Rev.W.T.
Daniels, W. E.Brown, W. M.
Dunlap, D. B. ..Strother, Mrs. R. C.
(At Hotel.)
Edwards, W. G.Beaty, J. P.
Epps, O. D.Moss, J. M.
Fennell, T. S.Hughs, M. T.
Finley, W. E.McDonald, M. R.
(At Hotel.)
|;Gaines, R. G.Strlbling, W. J.
Garrison, J. W. Moss, W. DJ
(At Hotel.)
Graham, H. C. . ..Moss, W. D.
(At Hotel.)
Gleason, R. C.Pitchford, Si N.
Goodglon, G. S. .Reid, Claude.
(At Hotel.)
Garrett, W. R.Fennell, W. M. I
Grant, W. A.. .Grant, J. W.
Gr?VV 0/ W. . . Y. ...';.. . Earle, J. R. I
HsjrbTn, Rev. A. 'V.. .Pitchford, C. W.
Heard, O. M.Bell, Mrs. E. A.
Herndon, E. L.Herndon, E. L.
! Harkness, L. P.. . .Barton. Dr. Hi M.
Harmon, J. B.Pitchford, C. W.
Heaton, A. E.Earle, J. R.
Jones, M. L.: . . .Kay, W. M.
Jones, C. F.Bauknlght, C. W.
Jaynes, R. T.Jaynes, R. T.
Knox. T. M.Strother, W. A.
! Keaton. R. R. . .Smith, Mrs. Kate O.
j Keys, E. C.Fennell, W. M.
i Dander, A. M.Fennell, W. M.
j Latham, Rev. M. G.Crisp, A. P.
Lawrence, J. T.Bauknlght, J. E.
I Lprtis, J. W.Schroder, F. A. H.
! Murray, Rev. P. A.. .Herndon, E. L.
Mattlson, J. W.Craig, J. F.
Manning, W. J.Strother, W. A.
Moseley, H. R.... Barton, Dr. H. M.
Myers, Rev. W. S. ..Veiner, W. L.
McWhorter, W.A.G.Smith, D. A.
Moss, W. D.Moss, W. I).
Manning, W. S.Sloan, Dr. B. F.
Martin, S. M.laynes, R. T.
Morrison, V S.Jaynes, R. T.
Noeley, Rev. J. W.. . Dendy, J. B. S.
Osborne, W. R.Herndon, E. L.
Pressley, S. E.Fennell, W. M.
Pike, A.'C.Perry, J. D.
Pitchford, C. W.. . .Pitchford, C. W.
Patterson, R. G....Schroder, F, A. H.
Patrick, Rev. W.D... Patrick,Rev. W. I).
Ramsour, Ralph.Hetrlck, C. F.
Ramsay, E. B.Norman, G. A.
Rhoad, Rev. P. K.Jaynes, R. T.
Robinson, F. C.Sloan, Dr. B. F.
Rothrock, J. W.Norman, G. A.
Stokes, Rev. J. L.Bell, Dr. J. W.
Smith, W. F.'. . .Hughs. M. T.
Sassard, Rev. A...Smith, Mrs. Kate O.
Spearman, A. VV...... Badger, J. N.
(At Hotel.)
Singleton, Rev. J. L. . . Shelor, J. W.
Smith, W. E.Bell, Dr. J. W.
Smith, Rev. C. B.. . Duncan,Rev.W.T.
Taylor, Rev. J. F.Craig, .1. F.
Vissage. R. Leo.Vissage, D. J.
Wiglngton. J. IO.Beaty. J. P.
White. W. A.White. W. 0.
White, Clint .White, W. O.
Whitten, Rev. H. A...Jaynes, lt. T.
Whltmire, C. M.Brown, W. M.
White, J. T.White, L. ll.
White, F. H.White, L. H.
( 'onned ional ( Xlicers.
Nettlos, Rev. S. A.. . .Dendy?, J. B. S.
( Fdltor Christian Advocate.)
Willson. Dr. J. O.Lucas, IO. R.
(President Lander College.)
Daniel. Dr. W. W.Lucas. 10. R.
(Pres. Columbia Female College.)
Snyder, Dr. H. N.laynes, lt. T.
(President Wo ff o rd College.)
Wharton, W. B.Shelor, J. W.
< Sn pt. lOpworth Orphanage.)
Notice lo Hm Confederate Survivors
of Oconee County.
You will please meet at your usual
places In erch township on the first
Saturday In August, and, having or
ganized hy electing a chairman and
secretary, shall elect hy haliot an
ex-Confederate soldier or sailor (not
a holder of nor an applicant for a
pension) ns the representative of the
veterans of said township.
Tho representatives so elected
shall meet at the Court House on the
first Monday In September for tho
purpose of electing and organizing
t?.o Pension Board to serve Oconee
conn.y for the ensuing year.
J. W. Mollentan,
Pension Commissioner.
SlLOOO Received for Pardoning Hn
\V<S1L. bons is Ono All?gation,
Jwguata, Ga., July 12.-Evidence
tajwm' by dictagraph and in personal
contact by ono of W. J. Hums' de
tetttyes was submitted to tho investi
gating committee from South Caro
lina this afternoon, setting out that
Gpvjfrnor Colo Iliense had received
$2,000 for pardoning Rudolph Ra
ben? of Charleston; $500 for block
ing railroad legislation; $200 for
hilling thc first attempted dispensary
investigation, and that ho gets his
share of the blind tiger "protection"
money from Charleston. \
W,'.J. Burns, himself on tile stand
to-fjjtgJit, said he would prefer that
th?f?fcpmmitteo hear the records his
men? would havo to submit lu tho
ease, lie was asked If the work he
h a dino ne would show whether or not
"Blouse has been grafting as Gover
no?.ja?d State Senator." The direct
question was applied to him:
"Diu you mean that the records
willishow Whether dr not he has been
grafting ns Governor and Senator?"
jMfOB," quietly replied Burns.
iLnrgo Crowd at Hearing.
, 'Tne,re were several hundred people
In jnt? court room When tho hearing
was^Hgun. Some of the leading pol
iticians of South Carolina were on
hand}ftifrd tho most intonso interest
wajaijiwiown in the testimony to be
furnished because of Mr. Felder's
statement to tho effect that a tre
mendous sensation would probably
be developed.
':_>;|Dictagraph Explained.
E. d?. Reed, chief operator for De
tective? Burns, made an experiment
wltjBBfe dictagraph. Ho Bhowed to
the'Committee how a conversation in
a closed room some distance away
coulq?be heard plainly In tho court
roonf^ '.: When Detective Burns nr
,rlved\tie was given an ovation.
Col. Felder took tho stand shortly
afte*T,l o'clock and went Into the
history of his employment by the
^State. of South Carolina In tho wind
ing up of the old dispensary commls
slon's affairs. He chargdd graft on
tho jlah of B\ H. Evans, a dispen
sary/.cbmnilKSioner, apd his attorney
at that'flmc; Coleman 'h. l?lease, now
GoW.u. pi South Carolina, tte said
that rebates 'were received by Evans
in Atlanta, and that on ono occasion
ho was given $-1,000 in $1,000 bills
I by a whiskey dealer. Felder said
Evans had confessed to his guilt and
had cried while begging him not to
send bibi to tho penitentiary.
Says Letter Was forgery .
The famous letter which, it was
charged, Felder had written to H. II.
Evan.-- inviting him to go into a plan
to make thorne money in nie. dispen
sary matter, was introduced in evi
Felder said that Hie letter was
forged by F. ll. Crauss, a former
chief clerk in the law ofllces ol' Fel
der & Rountrec, in Atlanta, who was
an expert imitator of handwriting,
and who was several thousand dol
lars short with thc firm when he was
Felder read an affidavit from his
law partner, D. W. Rountrce, set
ting forth that Crauss was a forger
and that he was an expert at. imitat
ing handwriting. Folder said that j
Crauss had been his enemy for a
number of years and that he went
to Newberry, S. C., and forged the
fnmous letter In that city. Felder
said that Crauss was not prosecuted
because of his wife being a relative
of s^oino of Mr. Rountree's family.
Tho Blind Tiger Situation.
Augusta, Ga., July 12.-That the
Charleston "blind tigers" contribut
ed to the campaign fund of Bleaso
before the second primary two years
ago; that lt was an arrangement be
tween Blease and StOthart whereby
the Illicit whiskey dealers were as
sessed $10 per month "protection"
money; that Governor Blease got tho
"graft" and StOthart a commission
for collecting lt, were outstanding
features of tho dictagraph testimony
of a man who posed as a gambler by
the name of Wilson, but who in real
ity was Balley, ono of Detective
Burns's men, who spent four months
in Charleston this year.
These statements were contained
in the dictagraph testimony of "Wil
son" as presented by Thos. B. Folder
to the investigating committee this
afternoon. "Wilson" furnished Fel
der with the names of the alleged
contributors to the election fund of
thc Governor, and also gave startling
statements relative to tho "graft"
which has stirred Charleston during
the past few weeks.
"Wilson" obtained Hie evidence by
means of a dictagraph and personal
conversation and communicated lt to
Reider, who presented it on the stand
Thc letter from "Wilson" to Fid
dor relative to tin? campaign fund
"Col. T. B. Felder, Atlanta, Ga.
Dear Slr: Your favor of the 21st to
hand and contents noted. I am
herewith enclosing list of blind tig
ers that contributed to Blease's cam
paign fund. This is not Hie original
list, but a copy. I am not sending
the original for the reason that lt
contains a few names that aro not
blind tigers and I thought best to
send tho names of the blind tigers
only. Tho Retail Business league ls
better known in ('ballest?n as the
'Blind Tiger Association.' These
names on the enclosed list aro cor
rect, and the amount opposlto each
ls a correct amount that each ono
gavo towards buying votes In Char
leston for Blease. Retail Business
League, $277; Santo Sotttie, $200;
Jim Fanni ni, $500; Clarence Halsey,
$50; E. F. Ostendorff, $25; V. Chic
co, $25; J. J. Landers, $25; George
Murphy, $25; J. W. Hunt, $25; Jas.
Sottlle, $50; P. J. conway, $26; O.
H. Welters, $25; Gus Stuhr, $25; H.
L. K?ster, $25; P. W. Mappus, $25.
How Protection Wan Secured.
Dictagraph testimony of "Wilson,"
concerning Henry HaBsolmeyer, as
given by Felder, follows:
"Henry Hasselmeyer, whoso place
of business ls near tho Markot, in tho
city of Charleston, upon being asked
how the blind tigers in the city of
Charleston were getting on, his reply
" 'We elected Cole Hlease Governor
and we now have full protection."
"Asked as to the method hy which
protection was obtained, ho stated
that shortly ofter the Governor's In
auguration the chief of constabulary
force was called to Columbia for con
ference with the Governor. In this
conference with the Governor it was
agreed as to the amount that each
blind tiger in the city of Charleston
should pay monthly for protection.
"On the return of the chief consta
ble to Charleston he called upon the
president of the local brewery and
told him that he wished to see him in
conference; that he had a proposi
tion to make to him which was au
thorized hy the Governor, asking him
when it would be satisfactory to see
him. Tho president of the brewery
told him that ho could see him at any
time and In any place that suited.
The chief of the constabulary force
said that he would come to his home
at once. The president or the brew
ery suggested that this would be nn
unwise move from tho fact that some
one might see him. To this the re
ply was made: 'We don't care who
sees us.'
"He then proceeded to tho home of
the president of the brewery, where
ho delivered tho message from the
Governor to the effect that for the
consideration of $10 each per month
they would extend protection . from
arrest to the blind tigers of' Charles
ton. He also stated that theVe were
in the neighborhood of 350 blind tig
ers In Charleston, and^J-hat these were
to .pay $10 each during the first, week,
of oac,h mon.th. The president' o?the3
brewery asked'" what disposition
would boV made of " this 'collections
whereupon .the chief constable told
him that, under lils agreement with
the Governor, he was to^he allowed a
commission for collection, and the
balance was to bo paid over monthly
to the Governor.
Paid to Obstruct Prolw ?
"In said conversation tho said Has
selmeyer stated that be personally
visitor": the Governor nt Columbia and
entered his protest against this ar
rangement, stating to the Governor
that this graft should not he collect
ed, but the Governor waved him
aside with the statement that he was
running that end of the matter."
Given through Felder, "Wilson's"
dictagraph testimony ls outlined as
follows: "John H. Morris and li. L.
Toland, of Spartanburg, have stated
and will undoubtedly swear If called
before your committee, that Colo L.
Hlease, then a Senator from New
berry, who was acting upon the I ii -
vestlg??tlng committee to investigate
Hie affairs of tho Imo dispensary, was
employed by Jeff Dunwoody, of At
lanta, agent for the Atlanta Brewing
and Ice Company, to o Vt mot the
proceedings of said committee.
They will also swear that tho said
Hlease sought a private Interview
with them and did everything In his
power to prevent them from testify
ing before said committee. Jeff Dun
woody, being a citizen of Georgia,
cannot be compelled to corroborate
this evidence, but the fact will bo
sufficiently established by those two
Said to Have Taken Fee as Senator.
"In this connection I desire to
state that when Cole L. Hlease was
Senator from Newberry and a bill
was introduced to appropriate $15,
000, to he used hy the Attorney Gen
eral of the State In conducting the
prosecution against tho grafters, that
thc liquor dealers employed tho said
Hlease, then a Senator, to oppose the
passage of said measure, and, as a
matter of fact, the said Hlease did
oppose tho passage of said measure,
and, as a matter of fact, tho said
Hlease did oppose by speech, vote
and Influence the passage of said
resolution, and that he received for
his services the sum of $250 in cash,
which was paid to bim at Wright's
Hotel in the city of Columbia, State
of South Carolina.
"\V. H. Roy. of the Clxy of Louis
ville; Morton, a German, 'of Abo city
of Cincinnati, and Jas. S. Farnum, of
the city of Charleston, are said to
have knowledge of this transaction.
"After calling the electron for the
new county of Heyward, and after
the bill passed, Fred Dominick, the
lnw partner of tho Governor, wns
employed and paid a substantial fee
to influence executive action thereon.
If called upon before this committee
and Fred Dominick will corroborate
his verbal statements In connection
with this transaction, he will state
that he was employed because of lils
influence with the Governor; that
the co 111 pe n s a t i o 11 received for his
services was substantial; that he ob
tained the desired .resulta at tho
hands of the executive, and that ho
divided his fees with the Governor of
tho State of South Carolina.
Blind Tiger Protection Money.
Wilson's dictagraph testimony by
(Continued on Page Five.)
Executive Committee Arrange* tho
Itinerary, Fixe? Assessments.
Pursuant to call of thn county
chnirman the Democratic Executive
Committee mot in the Court House
at Walhalla on tho 18th day of
July, 1912, at ll o'clock a. m.
The following oxecutive commit
teemen, from tho clubs named, wore
present: Delmont, V. F. Martin;
Bethlehem, J. H. Drown; High Falls
No. 2, J. L. Kell; Friendship, H. G.
Walker; Holly Springs, R. J. Vin
son; Madison, J. R. Cleland; Oak
way, W. M. Drown; Picket, Post, J.
B. Trnmel; Retreat, E. D. King;
Tabor, I). H. Stanoll; Tamassoe, QB
M. Kelley; .^Walhalla, J. W. Sholor;
Westminster, h. D. Dearden; West
Union. C. R. D. Burns.
On motion by J. B. Trainol: Any
one present from any club not repre
sented by executive committeeman,
be permitted to represent said olub.
On motion by J. W. Sholor: All
(dubs not heretoforo reorganized bo
permitted to do so by tho county
On motion, tho Hist campaign
meeting was fixed to ho hold at Sen
eca on August 1, 1912; Newry at
night on same day.
August 8th-Double Springs.
Aug.ust 9th-Dong Creek.
August 1 fi I li-Salem. ,
August 16th-Wolf Stake.
August 22d-Madison.
August 23d-Westminster I West
minster Cotton Mill on night of tho
same day.
August 2 1th-Oak way.
Any club dcslrhr? a campaign
nieetlng other than above, may bavo
the same by petitioning tho county
It is ordered by tho oxecutivo
committee: That the ofllce of Super
visors of Registration, that of Mas
ter and Magistrates be recommended
by a vote of ?ne people In this pri
mary. That In tho vote for Magis
trates the boxes to participate In the
choice of tho different Magistrates
shall be designated, by a committee
composed Of tho county > chairman,
the {secretary pf the oxecutive com
mittee and J. W. Shelor. . ":
Clerk of Court ...... .$6.00.
Treasurer . . 2.40
Auditor. 2.40
Sheriff . 3.60
Supervisor . 3.00
Master ..90
Judge of Probate.90
County Commissioner.60
Superintendent of Education. . 3.00
Senate. 3.60
House of Representatives.... f . 80
Coroner . oo
Supervisor Of Registration... .50
Metding adjourned subject to call
of chairman. Jas. M. Moss,
County Chairman.
C. R. D'. Duma, Secretary.
Was Scalded In the Wi-ecjk ut Bagley
Last Saturday.
Easley, July 16.-An awful wreck ,
occurred here Saturday about 1.30 p.
m.. with two engines of tho hog
frelght type. They left the depot, in
a whirl-wind style, hitched together,
and had gone to tho whistle-post
when, rounding a cm ve at the Alice
cotton mill, three large bolts broke,
falling to the track, bending one of
the 90-pound rails. The tires mount
ing the rails ran some 50 yards, go
ing over to the north side, throwing
the caboose to the right, tearing up
the tracks for 70 yards, throwing tho
second engine to the left and the ten
der to the right. The first engine,
No. 339, ran some 75 yards further
on the cross ties and stopped without
turning over, only the driver leaving
the rails on tho right and tho trucks
of the tender leaving tho track to the
left. This engine was soon picked
up and carried, not much damaged,
to the shops.
Engine No. 57 9 was left lying on
its side about 20 feet from the track.
Some of tho rails were bent into thc
shape of a figure 0, others In Z and
S shapes. Crosstles were piled up
into heaps and looked like old rotten
logs nearby, all the spikes being
drawn out by the rails coining up.
.laines Byrd, of Gainesville, Ga.,
fireman on engine 570, was scalded
when his engine turned over, tho
skin on ono of his hands coming off
like a glove even to the finger nails.
Ile was a grandson of the late Rev.
John BurdinO, of Brushy Creek, and
a nephew of Postmaster A. M. Fol
ger. Dis. C. N. Wyatt and J. L. Dolt
did all in their power to save him,
hut In vain. ile wns carried to
Greenville on a special and died
about 9 j), m., though ho walked
about 4 00 yards after he was scald
Twelve Cotton Mills Close.
New Dedford, Mass., July 15.
Twelve New Dellford cotton mills,
employing 13,000 operatives, were
closed to-night for an Indefinito pe
riod, as a result of a strike of woav
ors and loom-flxors, which went Into
effect to-rhiy. A notice posted by
some of tho mills announcing a pro
posed new system of grading cloth to
determine tho pay of tho weavors was
the direct cause of the strike. The
weavers announced that unless tho
notico was removed by Saturday
noon they would not report to-day.
There was no sign of disturbance to
day as tho result of Ibo strike

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