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Straps and facts.
? The secretary of state has Issued a
charter to the South Carolina Daughters
of the American Revolution. The
officers are: F. Loaise Mayes, stale
regent, Greenville; Lirline Mellichamp
Ligon, vice regent, Greenville; Geo. A.
Carlisle, second vice regent, Spartanburg;
Grace Wood Calhoun, third vice
regent, Clemson college; Mary Osborne
Shannon, Yorkville, recording secretary,
and Louise Catherine Fleming,
Greenwood, corresponding secretary.
? The Jury in the case of Harry Coleman,
charged with killing his father,
Robert D. Coleman in Union not long
ago. failed to agree and was discharged
at 11.45 Saturday night. It was stated
that the Jury stood four for acquittal
and eight for conviction. The state
holds to the theory that young Coleman
killed his father in order to immediately
get possession of his property. There
is nothing but circumstantial evidence
against young coieman.
? Augusta, Ga., February' 21: Thirty-five
indictments, charging violation
of the state banking laws, forgery and
embezzlement, were returned here today
by the Richmond county grand
Jury which, for the past three weeks,
has been investigating the failure of
the Citizens Trust company, of Augusta,
involving approximately J105,000
unprotected by assets. Officials of
the defunct institution indicted include
B. Sherwood Dunn, New York;
D. H. Willard, Philadelphia, and several
well known local men. Dunn, formerly
a vice president of the Citizens
Trust company, was indicted on two
counts charging violation of banking
laws. Willard is charged in the Indictment
with forgery and embezzlement.
W. B. Pace, Augusta, president
of the company, was Indicted on nine
counts, charging violation of banking
laws, while M. C. Dowling, a vice president
and cashier, is charged with similar
violations and embezzlement.
? Sewansea, February 21: As train
No. 61 was coming into town about
5.30 this afternoon Conductor W. L.
McNeill was shot by A. V. Lee, baggage-master.
The ball entered about
one inch back of the left eye and passed
through the head, coming out about
two and a half inches back of and
slightly above the right eye. Lee, whose
father and mother live in Rock Hill, is
about 29 years old and says he was
busy in the baggage car and Conductor
McNeill came in and they began to play.
Lee says he picked up the express
messenger's pistol and McNeill attempted
to take it from him and it was
accidentally discharged. Mr. McNeill
was sent to Columbia on train No. 84
and Lee was arrested and committed to
Ha T Avlwfrtr\r? II T oava thnir hor?
not been quarreling and says that McNeill
remarked after the shooting. "We
ought not to have been playing with
? Governor Blease has promulgated a
proclamation fixing April 29 as the date
for holding a general election to select
a congressman in the First district to
fill the vacancy caused by the death of
Congressman Legare. Shortly after the
death of Mr. Legare the governor gavv
out a statement in which he said that
he would call the general election about
the second Tuesday in April. He also
conferred with various county chairmen
of the district and ascertained
from them that that date would be
agreeable. His reason for the early
election was the coming change in the
administration with its extra session
and the desirability of having South
Carolina fully represented. The state
executive committee met in the capital
a few days ago and without consulting
with the governor, fixed May 27 as the
date of the primary. The governor
very shortly thereafter promulgated his
proclamation ordering an election to be
held on April 29.
? Mexico City, February 24: Confidence
in the new administration is
growing in the capital, conservative
Mexicans and foreigners alike regarding
what appears to be a probable
military regime as the solution of the
present difficulty. A change of sentiment
has been caused by the death of
Francisco Madero and Vice President
Suarez, but the great majority of Mexican
people merely shrug their shoulders.
It is likely that there are a few
more chapters of tragedy stili to be
written. The bodies have been removed
from the penitentiary, pending
the transference of Madero's to the
familv home at San Padrn da Pi.
nos, In the state of Coahuila, and that
of Suarez to Yucatan, permission already
having been granted. One afternoon
paper in Mexico City denies
the story of the attack on the Madero
guard, declaring the attack was prearranged,
but the Mexican government
appears honest in its endeavor
to place the facts before the world.
This investigation probably will not
be concluded for several days. Politicians
are turning to the elections. It
is said that General Felix Diaz will
have as his opponent in his candidacy
for the presidency, Francisco De la
Barra, the present minister of foreign
relations, Pedolfo Reyes, son of General
Bernardo Reyes, who was killed
in the first attack on the palace and
Dr. Francisco Vasquez Gomez. Friends
have begun a campaign in behalf of
these various candidates. Holding of
the elections will depend on the state
of the country, but President Huerta
insists upon a free choice of the people
when order is restored, which will
make this possible. Reports are not
altogether reassuring from the states
of Coahuila, Nuevo Leon and San
Luis Petosi, where rebels are committing
depredations. The Zapatistas in
the south are also giving trouble. It
is said that the new revolution attempted
by Emilio and Raoul Madero,
brothers of the late president, is
making little headway. "For all the
victims" are the words which on a
field of black, will hang for three days
across the chamber of deputies building
in memory of all those who lost
their lives in the revolutionary outbreak
which began in 1910. The
memorial streamer is a compromise
fi i u n j ug uui Vi mc A touiuuvu iv na? v
the sessions of the chamber suspend
for nine days out of respect to Madero
and Suarez. The resolution provoked
a spirited discussion but failed of
adoption and a substitute measure providing
for a memorial to all the victims
was then passed, with the understanding
that it include a tribute of
respect to the dead former president
and former vice president.
? New York. February 22: Before
President Taft leaves office on March
4 he will have concentrated at Galveston,
Texas, close to 10,000 United
States troops ready to board transports
there and depart for Mexico on a few
hours' notice. The president, here tonight
to attend a banquet of the American
Peace and Arbitration league, is
just as much opposed to intervention
as he has been for two years. He is
determined, however, that he will "lay
the tab cards on the table" so that
when Mr. Wilson becomes president if
a crisis arises, all he will have to do is
to play them. Through Secretary
Hilles, the president announced tonight
that the dispatch of a brigade of troops
to Galveston today was part of the
original precautionary plan and that it
would be followed by another order
which would send between 3,000 and
4,000 more regulars to the boundary.
nalvoafnn in within thraa dnvn of Vf-ra
Cruz, the seaport of Mexico City. Four
transports will be ready there to take
troops south If the contingency arises
and with battleships on the Atlantic
and Pacific near Mexican ports the
president feels that Mr. Wilson will
have no cause to complain of unpreparedness
if the unexpected happtns.
The president was plainly concerned
tonight about conditions in Mexico. He
told friends he saw no particular reason
for further apprehension, but
seemed to think the continued trouble
in Mexico was indicative of what was
to be feared later. His statement
through Secretary Hilks was written in
the home of his brother. Henry W. Taft
after he had seen the dispatches from
Washington about the concentration in
Galveston of one brigade of regulars.
The statement follows: "The movement
of the troops is merely to bring
a brigade to Galveston to which place
four transports had already been ordered
as a mere precautionary measure
because of unsettled conditions in Mexico.
It is not promoted by any recent
news from Mexico and is only part of
the reasonable precautions directed to
be taken some time ago In which the
sending of battleships to the various
ports in Mexico was the first step. "The
sending of four transports and two brigades
to Galveston is the next and final
step." The president explained that the
next brigade to go to Galveston might
be taken from the east or from the far
west. There are about 2,500 troops now 1
in Texas and the brigade ordered there ,
today will bring the number above 6,000
so that the president's final order
would swell the total to close to 10,000. ?
Beyond that figure he has no present <
intention of going. His friends think it ,
is for congTess to decide whether additional
precautions should be taken and 1
more troops or more battleships sent ]
nearer to Mexico. The president is not
ready yet to send a forma! message to
congress displaying all the mass of information
on Mexico that has accumu- 1
lated in the state department for the <
last two years. He has not seen the
necessity for such a message and believes
congress is sufficiently advised to
decide upon its own course of proceed- i
! ?he ^lorhuittf fitiquitrr. ;
Entered at the Postofflce In Torkvllle 1
as Mail Matter of the Second Class.
8. O.i
President-elect Wilson announced
yesterday that he wil call an extra ses- i
slon of congress to convene on April 1. <
1 1 * (
This is Governor Wilson's last week (
as chief executive of New Jersey. He j
becomes president next Tuesday. I
. ? j
Of course we do not know, and we do j
not want to be understood as attempting
to prophesy; but the probability of
American intervention in Mexico seems
stronger than ever. I
Compared with former conditions it
is remarkable how little bitterness
there is in this Democratic country j
against outgoing President Taft The
situation is creditable to the country
and creditable to the president.
B. Sherwood Dunn, who was indicted
by the Richmond county, Ga., grand
Jury last week on the charge of violating
the state banking laws, etc., is the
same man who was for a time last
year chairman of the Bull Moose executive
committee in South Carolina. He
is a northern man.
And if the United States does intervene
in Mexico, it will be goodbye tariff
reform and goodbye other promised
reforms. The demoralization and expense
of war will be sufficient to take
the minds of the American people off
of the problems of peace, at least for
the time being.
If Thomas Jefferson were living today
he would still be the foremost
demagogue of them all, in that he
would still be insisting on the rights
of man and holding that the success of
the individual In securing the most
money should noo necessarily confirm g
Y\im in fVift rvrii'il nnrn a# rlnmlnQtirUr hifl C
fellows. There are a hundred imes more s
justification today for the faith that
Jefferson used to express in the ability
of the people to rule than there was in
Jefferson's time, or even in Jackson's
time; but the spirit of Alexander Hamilton,
who wanted a monavchlal form
of government that would establish
special privilege is as strong now as it
was in the days of Hamilton.
If the general assembly fails to get
through that one mill levy for the benefit
of the common schools and that additional
one mill for the benefit of the
high schools and for extension work in
the common schools, we fail to see the
sense of talking compulsory education
any more for the present. It takes
money to run schools, and until the state
provides money enough to take care of
the children who want to go, it would
seem absurd to undertake to go out
into the highways and byways to drive
the children in. That Is only common
sense. There are those who say that if
the general assembly will make school
attendance compulsory the money will
be forthcoming; but somehow we have
not quite that much faith, and we are
not opposed to compulsory education
Senator-elect Norris, of Nebraska,
owes his elevation to the senate to a
coalition of Democrats. Republicans,
Progressives and Populists, and therefore
he considers himself a man without
a party. He is quoted as saying:
"If I believe in any of the policies advanppd
hv Prpsldpnt Wilson I will sun- v
port him in every possible way, utterly J
regardless of party ties. I will do the 1
same with regard to legislation proposed
by any one else. I am not going
into the senate hampered by party c.
considerations. I bear no party label. c
I do not believe in secret caucus legis- !
latior:, and will not enter any caucus
which proposes to commit my vote one
way or the other."
AM that sounds good. As a matter
of fact, we are unable to urge any
criticism against the sentiment expressed;
but we are not predicting
for Mr. Norris any great career in
politics, however much we would like
to see some big man win out along
such lines. Some of us are accustomed
to allow ourselves to think that back In
the early days of the republic men
rule, however, were upheld as to the propie
and had no time or thought for party
alignments. But that is a mistake
There were party coalitions against
George Washington before and after c
he became president, and there have a
been party alignments ever since. Par- c
ty alignments are inseparable from
government, and it is a fact also that e
so-called party government always re- ^
solves itself down to the government of
one man, or at least one man leader- e
ship. There are those who do not see u
t V, I Q Kut ?*^oonn It nut TqI/a thn n'Vi/il A 1
American people to begin with. Follow v
their separation into two or more par- v
ties, and then follow the largest party t
into power on the theory of the rule of
the majority. Already we have eliminated
more than half of the people, because
the minority parties no longer get a
any more consideration than the strong- s
est elements in them are able to com- f
pel. Then go on to congress where t
there is another elimination of the ml- v
nority, with the majority flocking to ^
itself, and further dividing into two or a
more parts, with the stronger parts c
continuing the process of elimination li
down to the domination of one man. ^
That is where such things usually re- q
solve to. Then under an arrangement t
like this, how can Mr. Xorris hope to c
count for a great deal? We are unable ?
to see. a
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As to how it will finally show up in
the governmental reports of Mexico,
there is no telling; but from the cir- ^
cumstances as they have been reported
in the Associated Press dispatches, f
there seems to be no good reason to
Joubt that President Madero has been
deliberately assassinated by the Diaz
crowd. Upon the capture of Madero.
word went out that he would be summarily
executed, the pretext being his
previous summary execution of certain
prominent officials on the other side.
When the story was telegraphed to
Washington. President Taft had Ambassador
Wilson to notify the Diaz
crowd that the execution of Madero
without a fair trial would be viewed
with much regret by the American
government. This was a diplomatic
way of putting a matter, the plain
English of which was like this: "If
you kill Madero we will consider very
seriously the question of holding you to
account." Anyhow Diaz's crowd held
the matter in abeyance for a little
while. The dispatches of last Saturday
told how Madero's wife had made
earnest intercession for her husband's
life at the hands of Provisional President
Huerta, and how Huerta had put
her off on pretext that the matter was
beyond his control; but in the hands
of congress. Then came a story that
Madero had been removed from the
pa ace to the penitentiary for safer
keeping; but this story proved premature.
Sunday brought the news that
Madero was killed in the street while
being removed to the penitentiary.
There seems to be abundant reason for
believing that the Diaz government
was responsible; but it wlllbe made to
appear that it was the work of individual
assassins who were operating in
defiance of authority. As to whether
anything is going to be done about the
matter remains to be seen; but a large
part of the civilized world is going to
hold the Diaz govrnment responsible
for the whole miserable business.
Deposed President and Vioe President
of Mexico Shot Down in Streets.
Mexico City, Feb. 23.?Francisco I.
Madero and Joae Pino Suarez are dead,
[n a midnight ride under guard from
the national palace to the penitentiary
they were killed.
The circumstances surrounding the
Seath of the deposed president and
flee president of the republic are unknown,
except as given In official accounts,
which do not In all cases conform.
The only witnesses were those
actually concerned in the killing.
The Provisional president, Gen. Vlctoriano
Huerta, says the killing of the
two men was incidental to a fight between
their guard and a party attempting
to liberate them. The minister of
foreign relations, Francisco de la Bar"a,
adds that the prisoners attempted
to escape. * Neither makes a definite
statement as to which side fired the fatal
shots. It is not impossible that
icither knows.
An official investigation has been
srdered to determine the responsibility
ind solemn promises have been made
that the guilty will be punished.
Not unnaturally a great part of the
mblic regards the official versions
vlth doubt, having in mind the use
'or centuries of the notorious "ley fura,"
the unwritten law which is invok;d
when the death of a prisoner Is detired.
After its application there is
vritten on the records "prisoner shot
rying to escape."
Senora Madero, widow of the exjresident,
received the first definite inormatlon
of his death from Senor Col>gan
y Cologan, the Spanish minister.
3he already had heard reports that
lomething unusual and serious had
lappencd but friends had endeavored
jp to that time to prevent her from
earning the whole truth.
Soon afterward, accompanied by her
>rother, Jose Perez and Mercedes Malero,
a sister of Francisco, Senora MaIpto
rirnvo tr? thp npnifpntinrv hut war
efused permission to see the body of
ler husband. Senora Suarez also was
lenied admittance to the mortuary,
vhere physicians, in accordance with
he law, were performing an autopsy.
In contrast to the widow, whose grief
vas of a pitiably silent character, ex>ressed
in sobs, Mercedes Madero, a
>eautiful young woman, educated In
^aris, who has been a brilliant leader
>f society since the revolution of 1910,
vas dry-eyed and tigerish in her emoions.
By the side of the two women
vhose husbands had been killed, the
rirl hurled accusations at the officers
vho barred the entrance.
"Cowards!" "Assassins!" she called
hem, her voice pitched high. The oficers
stared impassively.
"You! The men who fired on a deenseless
man! You and your superior
ifflcers are traitors!"
No effort was made to remove the
vomen nor did the officers attempt to
lilence them. Senora Madero continuKi
weeping and the girl did not cease
ler hysterical tirade until the arrival of
he Spanish minister and the Jnpanese
harge, who came to offer their serrices.
The minister spoke with the officers
n charge, but was told that on ac:ount
of the autopsy it would be im>ossible
for any one to see the bodies,
^ater in the day they said the request
vould be complied with. The diplo
iiaio iiicu tunuu^-icu mc nuiiicu av*aj
rom the penitentiary.
Madero's father and Rafael Hernanlez,
former minister of the interior, and
>ther friends made efforts early in the
lay to recover the bodies and it was
laid this afternon that the American
Vmbassador Henry Lane Wilson had
nterested himself and secured the
>romise of Minister de la Barra that
he bodies should be delivered to their
amities for burial.
The tragedy occurred shortly after
nidnight. Madero and Suarez, who
lad been prisoners in the national palice
since their arrest on Tuesday last,
vere placed in an automobile which
eas accompanied by another car and
escorted by one hundred rurales under
he orders of Commandant Francisco
Cardenas and Col. Rafael Pimiento.
With instructions not to out-distance
he escort, the cars moved slowly. No
ncident occurred until they had reach d
a point near the penitentiary, where,
n an open place, the guards' attention
vas attracted, according to the official
ersion, to a group of persons followng.
Shots were fired at the escort out
?f the darkness. The rurales closed in
ind ordered the prisoners out of the
Thirty of the guards surrounded the
>risoners, while the remainder disposd
themselves to resist an attack,
tbout fifty men, some afoot and some
nounted, threw themselves upon the
letachment guarding the cars and the
xchange #f shots lasted twenty minites,
when the attacking party fled,
rhe dead bodies of Madero and Suarez
vere then found.
The body of Madero shows only one
vound. A bullet entered the back of
he head and emerged at the forehead.
The body of Pino Suarez shows many
rounds, entering from in front.
? Columbia State, Feb. 24: "The case
.gainst Hebert will not be nol prossed,"
aid Wade Hampton Cobb, solicior,
yesterday, when shown a report
rom a Tennessee paper to the effect
hat the South Carolina authorities
rould not prosecute C. J. Hebert, inlicted
three years ago by the Richland
ounty grand jury on the charge of
.ttempted embezzlement of $98,000 in
onnection with the affairs of the Semnole
Securities cempany. A dispatch
rom Nashville several days ago anlounced
that the supreme court of
>nnessee had rendered a decision that
he requisition papers in the Hebert
ase had been properly drawn. Hebert,
ccording to the press dispatch, was
rdered to jail for sixty days, pending
n appeal to the United States supreme
ourt on a writ of error.
? Ex-governor Martin F. Ansel is beng
urged for appointment as United
!tates circuit judge, vice Judge Goff.
lected to the United States senate
rom West Virginia.
Southern Railway?Prints Information
as to rates, etc., to the inauguration
In Washington.
H. N. olngletary?Gives notice that he
has withdrawn from all connection
with the Yorkville Motor Car company.
Hickory Grove School Improvement
Asso.?Invites the public to an entertainment
in the new school building
next Friday evening at 8 o'clock.
Shannon-Smarr Co., Sharon?Tells
farmers how to insure a maximum
crop at minimum cost See them
for Oliver plows and fertilizers.
Stanhope Love?Requests persons who
are on his club to The Enquirer, to
settle at their earliest convenience.
F. E. Qulnn, Sec.?Publishes notice
of interest to members Philanthropic
lodge, No. 32, A. F. M.
G. M. Carroll?Invites the public to an
entertainment at Cotton Belt school
TTrMov ovnnincr 9 fi *Vi
P. \V. Love?Has limited suply of
fctoney's Prolific cotton seed at $1
per bushel.
J. Q. Wray?Again invites special attention
to the b|g Wizard sale which
is now in progress. Special bargains
for every day.
Carroll Eros.?Give poultry raisers a
tip on how to destroy the mighty
mites that infest chickens. Use lots
of lime.
Klrkpatrick-Belk Co.?Asks you to
visit its remnant counters and says
it contains many of the best things
it has ever ofTered.
Bank of Clover?Wants you to try the
plan of depositing with it and thus
build up a savings account. It will
help you save.
Thomson Co.?Is showing new spring
fabrics and has big stock of muslin
underwear. Big line negligee shirts
for men.
Palmetto Monument Co.?Again reminds
you that it can and will turn
out the highest class of monuments
and headstones.
J. M. Stroup?Offers gardeners seeds
from the house of D. M. Ferry, always
reliable. Also has seed potatoes
and onion seta
Sam M. Grist?Tells you to buy life
insurance from the company that is
in iiuBiiiuii iu give juu me must in
Insurance values.
McConnell Dry Goods Co.?Again has
a special offering of ladies' oxfords
at 98c a pair. Also has specials In
kindergarten cloth and brown linen.
James Bros.?Tell you where to find
them, ask you to come to see them,
and say they have another car of
mules and horses coming.
Cloud Cash Store?Is local agent for
Ed V. Price & Co., Chicago tailors,
and wants to show you tailoring
samples of guaranteed clothing.
T. W. Speck?Now offers his trade a
reliable 8-day alarm clock, and also
has Big Ben alarm clocks.
York Supply Co.?Is ready to supply
farmers with all kinds of reliable
J. C. Wilborn?Offers a tract of 165
acres near Beth-Shiloh church. Has
necessary buildings, etc.
Yorkville Hardware Co.?Insists that
you use the celebrated Ellwood wire
when you put up your fencing, and
advises you to do it now.
York Furniture Co.?Says it has a big
stock of furniture and house furnishings.
"I don't see any use for holidays for
the mail service except Thanksgiving
anil PhrlHtmas. nnil thi? arnvprnmpnt
won't give the rural carriers Christmas,
the only real holiday we have," said a
dissatisfied subscriber of The Enquirer
who was complaining last Saturday at
his failure to get his Enquirer by reason
of the Washington birthday holiday.
"When these holidays come on
Wednesdays and Saturdays," he continued.
"it just knocks us all to pieces,
especially at this season of the year,
when we have but little else to do except
read." Of course the complaint
did not fail to meet without a certain
amount of sympathy. It will have to
be admitted that rural carriers are entitled
to holidays the same as other
people; but we don't imagine that many
of them are pleased with the holidays
now recognized by law except it beThanksgiving.
Christmas is the only
holiday in this section really partaking
of Thanksgiving characteristics and the
rural, carriers would probably rather
have that than any other were it not
for the fact that the many packages
going through the mails at the season
make their rounds especially important
on that day.
The meeting of the South Carolina
Cotton Picker company of Yorkville,
called for the purpose of considering
the matter of increasing the capital
I slock, was held last Friday, and it was
voted to make <22,000 the maximum
limit for the present.
This company was originally organized
for the purpose of perfecting certain
patents and inventions of Mr. J.
Brown Nell of Filbert, in connection
wun a couon picKing macnine wnien
has been under construction for some
two years or more.
People who have seen the machine
and who have had Its working explained
to them, say that It Is not only
practicable; but that It promises to be
a complete success and they have
shown enough confidence in the proposition
to invest their money quite
The department of letters from school
children, which is being conducted In
The Enquirer by Miss Leila A. Russell,
county superintendent of rural schools,
seems to be developing considerable Interest
as Miss Russell succeeds in the
carrying out of her ideas.
The principal purpose of the letters
is to encourage the interest of the children
in composition in a practical way,
and to develop such talent as they may
have in the way of observing, analyzing
and explaining things around them.
Some of the letters already published
have attracted more or less attention,
and the children would feel quite flattered
If they knew the extent to which
their work is being appreciated.
One matter to which it is proper to
call renewed attention is that all of these
letters should go to Miss Russell at
Rock Hill. Miss Russell has entire
charge of this column, and if the letters
are sent direct to The Enquirer office,
it only means that they must be
? The fertilizer business has the right
of way now, although the goods have
not begun to move yet.
? General trade is fairly good, considering
the fact that the fall and winter
work is over and the spring business
has not fairly begun.
? The contractors have the new Associate
Reformed church in shape that
shows what the building is going to
look like; but it will be several weeks
yet, possibly two months before the
building is ready for use.
? Purely out of a desire that the people
of Yorkville should know some
ining or meir nnances?wnai is DecomIng
of the money they are paying as
taxes, The Enquirer has a number of
times urged the publication of an itemized
statement of the treasurer as required
by law. There is a law requiring
the publication of such a statement
annually and another requiring the
publication monthly. The town officials,
however, have not seen proper to comply
with either law. The Enquirer has
been informed that the council on several
occasions has passed a resolution
calling for the publication of an itemized
financial statement; but the resolution
has not been obeyed. Why?
? The question as to the site of the
new court house, whether on the spot
occupied by the present building or in
a new location is still unsettled. Most
of the talk is in favor of a 200 foot
square including the Adickes old resil.o/iU
uciivc, uiiu uni;i\ wciuuu uii iiic ficscill
site with enough added on sides and
rear to make it measure 200 feet each
way. The architects say that such a
building as they have in mind ought to
be on a lot that will measure 200 feet
each way. It will be remembered that
the bill that recently passed the general
assembly gives the court house
commissioners the power to condemn
land; but the price of the new lot, if
there is to be a new lot, must come out
of the $75,000 bond issue instead of being
paid for by the county commissioners
out of the ordinary county fund
or by means of a special levy. It Is
probable that the court house commissioners
will get busy with their work
very shortly.
; II
THE C. & N.-W. v
. e
The Charlotte papers are still dls- e
cussing the probability of the Pled- r
mont and Northern lines taking over
the Carolina and North-Western, and i
they talk as if they were considering t
the matter seriously. The Chronicle a
of last Saturday, has the following: c
"If it be true that where there is a
much smoke there must be some fire, t
then there must be something in the t
rumor that the interurban interests i
have their eyes on the Carolina & <3
North-Western railway, from Chester, j
S. C. to Edgemont In this state. It Is
generally believed, despite the denials 1
of both interests, that negotiations are c
pending for the purchase of the road, t
"It is Interesting to speculate upon 1
the proposition. If the Piedmont & (
Northern lines should get the Carolina t
& North-Western It would be a great t
thing for Charlotte. There would be f
a direct line from Charlotte via Gas- c
tonla to Llncolnton, Newton, Hickory, j
Lenoir and Edgemont and the summer f
resorts in that section. There would 1
also be a direct line from Charlotte ?
via Gastonla to Yorkvllle and Chester. 1
With the electrification of these two t
lines (with Charlotte as the center. I
such a division would be natural and t
Inevitable) and with convenient sched- <
ules of passenger and express cars the
value of the great and rich section 1
traversed as a trading territory for I
Charlotte would be multiplied and the r
value of property and the opportunl- <
ties of the people In the sections would 1
be greatly enhanced. The line to s
Edgemont would no doubt quickly I
become the most popular resort line ^
from Charlotte because of the good
passenger service and the pleasanter
travel by the electric car. "
"Charlotte would be tremendously I
benefitted by the purchase of the Car- <
olina & North-Western by the Interur- *
ban people, but the people in the sec
tlon served by that road would be '
more greatly benefitted."
Mr. C. Eldred Dobson stopped over 1
in Yorkvllle on Saturday and Sunday c
on his way to his home In Pensacola, (
Fla., from Washington, where he has c
been In the Interest of his candidacy ?
for the position of assistant secretary J
of the navy In the new Democratic ad- J
ministration. _ 1
Backed as ne is Dy tne Florida senators
as well as by the entire delegation J
of the state In the house, and with *
considerable encouragement from the J
South Carolina delegation, Mr. Dobson ?
considers his prospects as bright as 2
could be hoped for in the absence of s
anything definite and certain from *
President Wilson and the yet unnam
ed secretary of the navy.
While of course Mr. Dobson did not *
feel warranted in giving out full de- 1
tails as to Just what he and his friends
are doing in behalf of his candidacy, he *
gave The Enquirer enough information J
to impress the fact that he is making a 1
good fight, and while he did not hesl- 2
tate to make it clear that he would be c
immensely gratified if he should sue- <
ceed in his efforts, still if he shou'd f
lose he will not be badly cast down. He 2
finds that the efforts that are being c
made in his behalf are something to be *
proud of, win or lose, and while if he 1
wins he hopes to be able to render good *
service along lines that have opened up 1
to him as the result of information that fl
has been secured as the result of pre- T
vlous connection with the navy, at the 8
same time his position in the affairs of *
Pensacola and northwest Florida, is one j
that is not to be discounted, and the 1
promising career ahead of him there *
will afford abundant compensation 1
for any disappointment that might re- c
suit in connection with his ambition to I
go into public official life. c
Mrs. A. B. Hammond and son of Co- fl
lumbia, are visiting Mrs. L. G. Grist in j,
Yorkville. T
Miss Mary Wylie of Hickory Grove, -v
visited Miss Reba Cain in Yorkville t
.this week. li
[ Mrs. Ida McConnell of Blacksburg, is *
visiting Mrs. J. W. Betts, on Yorkville, a
R. F. D. 3. ' t
Miss Isabelle Davis of Lam ister, is
the guest of Miss Annie Bludworth in
Messrs. Henry Blackmon and Mark C
wyne 01 nicKory wove, spent ounaay
ln Yorkville. q
Miss Eleanor C. Wheat of Llnwood, A
Va., visited Mrs. J. R. Lindsay, In
Yorkville last week.
Mrs. W. G. White and Mrs. W. B. L
Moore of Yorkville, returned home last I
week from Hot Springs, Ark.
Mr. J. W. Kirkpatrlck of the Kirk- g
patrick-Belk Co., Yorkville, Is In the
northern markets buying goods.
Mr. William Meek Allison of Char
lotte, spent Sunday with his mother, a
Mrs. N. G. Allison In Yorkville. a
Mrs. S. L. Courtney of Yorkville, was n
called to her former home at Lake City
S. C., on account of the illness of her J
Mrs. Mary Simrll and Miss Sudle u
Neely of Rock Hill, spent last week
with Mrs. T. C. Dunlap, on Yorkville,
R. F. D. 3. *
Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Singletary of ^
Yorkville, are spending a few days at b
Lake City, S. C., with relatives and a
friends. t(
Miss Annie McPheeters of Yorkville, t,
who was injured several weeks ago by
a falling chimney, has so far recovered r
as to be able to walk about the house e
and yard. s,
Mrs. May Horton and Mrs. S. S. Mc- a
Ninch of Charlotte, spent Saturday and .
Sunday In Yorkville with relatives and 1
friends, the guests of Mrs. Eugenia si
Drakeford. e
The following Wlnthrop girls spent ,\
the week-end In Yorkville: Misses Lalla
Marshall, Lou Ellen Llgon, Harriet A
Graham with Mrs. W. F. Marshall, Sallle
May Tillman, with Mrs. J. R. Ashe; w
Gwendoline Able, Vaiarla Still, Margu- 0
rite Furse with Mrs. S. L. Courtney; u
Llllle Parks with Mrs. W. H. Fowler; a
Margaret Williford with Mrs. N. G. Al- u
son, and Misses Lula Moore Logan, nMabel
Ashe, Anna Lewis, Mary Jo ^
Drakeford and Loula Allein with their f{
parents. w
Following are the York county ap- C(
pointments that have been made by 81
Governor Blease during the past week t(
or ten days, on the recommendation V
of the York delegation In the general lr
assembly: 81
Magistrates. D
Bethel Horace E. Johnson
Bethesda E. A. Crawford h
Broad River R. L. A. Smith a:
Bullock's Creek J. L. Duncan w
Catawba J. F. Wlngate tl
Ebenezer J. A. Howe sc
Fort Mill John W. McElhaney t(
King's Mountain A. J. Quinn 1'
York J. C. Comer rt
Township Supervisors. p
Bethel E. X. Miller A
Bethesda W. S. Perclval ja
Broad River W. S. Wilkerson ^
Bullock's Creek J. S. Plexlco
Catawba .. .D. P. Lesslie
Ebenezer J. F. Williams ti.
Fort Mill C. P. Blankenshlp a)
King's Mountain D. T. Qulnn vl
York A. L. Black M
Township Assessors. et
Bethel?J. Meek Barnett, J. B. Ford ai
and J. M. Craig. D
Bethesda?J. T. Crawford, B. F.
Merritt, R. M. Bratton. m
Broad River?J. S. Rainey, Jeff D. D
Whltesides, Ellie D. Darwin. bl
Bullock's Creek?J. C. Blair, E. M. ^
Bankhead, O. J. Qulnn. ^
Catawba?J. R. Gettys, R. H. Cow- te
an. J. S. Stultz. b(
Ebenezer?T. M. Oates, T. A. Bar- ar
ron, T. B. Glenn. v
Fort Mill?S. H. Epps. Sr., Ira G.
Smythe, D. G. Klmbrell. tb
King's Mountain?J. Darby Smith,
W. D. Moore, R. N. Whltesides. T]
York?R. R. McCorkle, R. E. Mc- w
Farland, G. M. Carroll. ?r
Town of Yorkville?Geo. H. O'Leary,
W. E. Ferguson, J. P. White. b
City of Rock Hill?T. L. Johnston. "
Dr. W. G. Stevens, J. E. Parker.
Town of Fort Mill?A. A. Bradford,
Sr., W. P. Crayton, L. A. Harris. bu
Auditor and Treasurer. a.
Mr. H. E. Nell has been appointed CI
county treasurer and Mr. B. M. Love, fu
county auditor, each for the term pro- ar
vided by law. is
The Enquirer has more than once in
[mes past undertaken to enlighten
uch of its readers as seemed to need
Ight on the subject, as to the economic
/isdom of giving home people the prefrence
in the purchase of goods of whatver
nature, and getting out of the
nail order habit.
From a purely economic standpoint
t Is wise to buy at home even though
lome goods be a little higher in price
tnd not so much to the liking of the
ustomer as goods to be had from
.broad; but because people who have
he mall order habit are unable to see
his, and will not act accordingly, even
f they do see it, there is no use to unlertake
to stress the truth in this retard.
The plain English of the proposition
8 like this: The development of a
:ommunity in wealth and culture, like
he development of an individual de>ends
very largely upon accumulation.
)f course one is not expected to pay
he local merchant more for a give
irtlcle than that article can be had
or from abroad plus carrying charges,
lelay and other drawbacks and ex)enses;
but where the merchant can
urnish the article at about the same
irlce that it can be had from abroad,
md have a reasonable profit, he should
>e given the preference, on several
grounds, a sufficient one being that the
>rofit he makes is still here to be of
jeneflt to the people from whom it was
But, as has been stated, there is very
ittle use arguing along this line with
>eople who have the mail order habit,
rhat mail order habit is a kind of disease
for which there seems to be no
emedy. Local people have it with retard
to surrounding markets and peo>le
of surrounding markets have it
vlth regard to New York Just as New
Fork has with regard to Paris.
The current Issue of the Ladles' Home
rournal has an interesting article In
>olnt. It seems that there has devel>ped
In New York an extensive prac:ice
of sewing Paris labels on New
fork made goods. A customer at a
ashlonable millinery establishment saw
l hat with which she was much pleased
; but objected to the American make,
rhe saleswoman admitted that Amerl an
workmanship was not up to the
i<Yench, explained that the hat under
llscusslon was a copy of a French modsi,
and offered to get the original. The
sustomer desired her to do so and the
laleswoman took the hat back into the
vorkroom and had a Paris label sewed
n it. When the saleswoman returned
he first thing she showed the customer
vas the French label. The customer
vas delighted and immediately began
:o show the points of superiority in
?Yench, over American workmanship,
ill of which the saleswoman admitted,
md when It came to making the price
ihe named $20 more for the hat than
ihe had asked before the French label
lad been sewed In. The customer paid
he price cheerfully with remarks as to
reasonableness of the bargain and
vent her way rejoicing.
This story comes from a very reiponslble
source and we do not doubt
t, especially since we know of a local
ncldent of which we have told before,
md which Is In full keeping. It oc;ured
In Yorkville some years ago. One
>f a number of salesladies In a certain
itore had ordered a dress pattern from
i Philadelphia house, and upon Its re:eipt
was very much delighted. She
ihowed it to the other salesladies in
he store and all commented upon Its
(xcellence and cheapness In a way that
ndicated that they thought the lady
ihould be the store's buyer In such
natters, or at least consulted with rerard
to the buying. And so It went
intll finally one of the party suggested
hat there was a bolt of the same goods
n the store, and on looking It up they
lot only found that the suggestion was
orne out by the facts, but that the price
>f the goods in stock was less than thai
aid for the Philadelphia goods, not
ountlnor thp nnstasrp. pxnrpss. pte.
It would be easy to multiply such intances;
but It is hardly worth while.
iB has been remarked there are people
vho for one reason and another are
Imply confirmed In the mail order
labit and there Is no doing anything
?Ith them. They are unable to see
therein they are under obligation to
he local dealer, or that It Is to their
iterest to patronize him. But really
he thing is of considerable importance
nd people should think on it more than
hey do.
ieath of Mrs. J. P. Mills.
Mrs. J. P. Mills of Mooresville, N.
!.. died in Baltimore, Md., last Thursay
and was buried at Mooresville on
'riday. Mrs. Mills was Miss Nannie
iathan, the eldest daughter of the late
)r. Robert Lathan. and was born in
'orkville about forty-two years ago.
he had been in bad health for some
Ime. She is survived by two brothrs,
Mr. S. B. Lathan of Norfolk, Va.,
nd Mr. Robert Lathan of Charleston,
nd two sisters, Mrs. Warren Whtsoant
and Mrs. Oscar Lanier,
ohn W. McElhaney.
News was received in Yorkville Satrday
of the death of John W. McElaney,
which occurred at home in Fort
lill during the morning. Mr. McElaney
was 54 years of age, and had
een a magistrate in Fort Mill for
bout twenty years, including two
arm a a a movnr r\f tho tnwn Wp hnH
lie general reputation of being an upIght
citizen who believed In the honst,
fearless discharge of his duty as he
aw It, and commanded universal repect.
He Is survived by his widow and
iree children, one daughter and two
ons. One of his sons, Mr. A. R. McJlhaney
is the present mayor of Fort
Jong the Right Line.
Mr. John J. Matthews, of Ebenezer,
^as telling The Enquirer the other day
f an Ebenezer farmer who has six
tule colts, the oldest two years old,
nd all of which have cost him up to
ae present time hardly more than so
lany heifers. This farmer, says Mr.
latthews, already has two acres of alilfa
that has taken good hold and
hlch Is doing well, and last fall he put
1 six acres more. Of course the exerlment
is still an experiment; but the
utlook is that it is going to be a sucsss.
"If I could call back a few years,"
lid Mr. Matthews, "I would certainly
)llow along this very line. It looks to
le like about the easiest way of makig
money on a farm that I have ever
?en." i
eath of Mrs. R. H. Cain.
Mrs. Eunice I. Cain died at her ,
ome at Sharon last Sunday morning
t 4 o'clock, after an extended illness
ith a complication of disorders. Altough
her health had been poor for ,
>me time, she did not finally give up
) go to bed until Friday, February j
I. The interment took place in Sham
cemetery on yesterday, the funerservices
being conducted by Rev.
. B. Hunter, assisted by Rev. W. B.
rrowood. There was an unusually
rge number of people in attendance.
Irs. Cain was a daughter of the late
imuel Feemster, and was born flftyx
years ago, and her husband was
le late R. H. H. Cain, who died
t>out seven years ago. She is surved
by eight children, as follows:
:isses Blanche, Clyde, Stella, Pen- i
inoh Panho] onH ITlnnlpo Mr "RfllnVl c
id Master Gus. j
eath of Mrg. Juliette Ward.
Blacksburg, February 22: The re- *
alns of Mrs. Juliette Ward, wife of
r. T. S. R. Ward, of this place, were
ought here yeste.-day evening from t
ashville, Tenn., and will be carried to j
ickory Grove, York county, for in- t
rment this morning. Mrs. Ward had i
sen in failing health for some time t
id recently went to a hospital in
ashville, where her son, Dr. Jack j
'ard, holds a position, with the hope t
at she might be benefitted by an op- 1
atlon, but it proved otherwise and c
tiursday morning she died. Mrs. j
'ard's maiden name was Lancaster, t
id she was born in Spartanburg c
unty in 1859, but spent the most of r
;r married life at Hickory Grove, t
here Dr. Ward first located and en- i
yed a most lucrative practice. Seval
years ago they moved to Blacks- a
irg. Mrs. Ward was a member of the r
R. P. church and lived a consistent t
iristian life. She was a kind, help- t
1 neighbor, a sympathizing friend I
id a devoted wife and mother. She t
survived by her husband, one t
daughter, Mrs. Inez Logan of this
place; two sons, Rembert Ward of
Blacksburg, and Dr. Jack Ward of
Nashville, Tenn.
Governor Blease Explains Why He
Sent Nomination to the Senate.
Governor Blease on last Friday sent
the general assembly the following:
Message No. 42.?The State of South
Carolina, Executive Department.?Gentlemen
of the Senate: In my annual
message I recommended the taking
over of the State Medical college of
Charleston, and the appropriation of
$10,000 for this purpose, which recommendation
has been fully carried out
by both branches of the general assemhiv
nnri thn hill haw hppn alcnpri And is
now a law.
On February 16 I received the following
letter, which shows that some
people are appreciative of my interest
in that fight:
"Charleston, S. C., February 16, 1913.
"His Excellency, Co'.e L. Blease, Governor,
Columbia, S. C.?Dear Governor
Blease: I want to thank you In behalf
of the trustees and faculty of the Medical
college for your interest In our bill
and for the support which you gave it.
It should be a source of gratlflcatioh to
you that this measure has been enacted
during your administration, for it la
certainly In the line of constructive
educational legislation and will exert
beneficial Influence upon the entire
state. I hope the bill will come to you
for your signature at once so that the
general assembly may elect the new
trustees and put the machinery Into
operation without delay. Yours sincerely,
Robert Wilson, Jr.
On yesterday the general assembly
elected the trustees of this college. I
requested some of the members of the
general assembly to help me have
elected a personal friend of mine, and I
thought to elect him would be but a
courtesy due me for the interest I had
taken in the matter. The general assembly,
however, saw fit not to do so.
When I was first elected governor, I
offered the position of superintendent
of the state hospital for the insane tq
Dr. W. Gustave Houseal. He declined
it, telling me the work would not suit
him, and that he could not afford to
take It, and did not want It. At the beginning
of my present term I again
asked him about the matter, and he
again declined it.
Yesterday, after he was defeated for
trustee of the Medical college, I sent
hia name to your body as superintendent
of the State Hospital for the Insane,
knowing full well that if he was
confirmed he would not accept it. Nor
did I expect you to confirm his appointment,
after the action of the general
assembly yesterday. But I wanted to
put on record before the people of South
Carolina that I thought W. Gustave
Houseal worthy of the most honorable
position within my gift as governor, so
far as the medical profession is concerned,
whatever your general assembly
may think of him to the contrary
notwithstanding. By your not confirming
him you have gained nothing, for
he certainly would not have accepted
it He is now in Norfolk, Va,, and repeated
efforts to get in communication
with him have failed. But if he had
been reached his answer would have
been, "I will not accept."
I paid him this compliment for my
own reasons. Your refusal to confirm
him has certainly not injured his reputation,
nor have you gained any political
achievement as against me in the
If you will read Section 8, of Article
12, of the Constitution of South Carolina,
you will see that I have the power
to remove the suDerintendent of the
State Hospital for the Insane, and all
that I would have to do, If I so desired,
would be to wait until you adjourn, remove
Dr. Babcock and appoint Dr.
Houseal. But, as I have just stated,
and repeat, the purpose for which Dr.
Housears name was sent you has been
accomplished, and if Dr. Babcock were
to die or to be removed, Dr. Houseal
has too fine a practice to grlve It up to
accept the position.
Very respectfully,
Cole L. Blease, Governor.
Columbia, S. C., February 21, 1913.
"Senatorial Courtesy" Blocking Legislation.
News and Courier, Monday:
Columbia, February 23.?The long
drawn out filibuster In the senate,
which has so far successfully prevented
the local option compulsory education
bill from coming to a vote, knocked
up the plans of the house of representatives
for sine die adjournment
last week and made It necessary for
both branches to come back this week
to finish up the work of legislation.
The house Is marking time, waiting on
the senate and waiting for its action in
final adjournment.
The filibuster in the senate has held
up everything and five days have been
spent in fruitless discussion of the compulsory
education bill. Senator Black
rebuked the senate for "acting like
children," for many of the upper branch
want to get through and go home.
It all comes about through senatorial
courtesy, which guarantees a senator
talking as long and as often as he
mlnU mm
w lauea uii any BUUJC;U ocnaiuuai
courtesy enables one or two senators to
block legislation Indefinitely, If they
don't want It, and by the amount of
talking: which Is being: indulged in. it
doesn't seem as If some want the compulsory
education bill. They are assured
of an endless opportunity to talk,
just simply talk. It's the open season
for talk, and one senator himself the
other day said he had never heard as
much "hot air" and "gas" in his experience
as had been turned loose on the
senate floor last week. Probably Tuesday
night the senators may agree to
end the talkfest season, but there is no
telling. The "much speaking" seems to
be contagious, to listen to the long
drawn out "debate" on the compulsory
education bill.
The situation is Just this: The house
finished the appropriation bill last week
and sent it to the senate. The finance
committee has been at work on the bill
and will probably report it Tuesday
night. Until it is finished by the senate,
then passed on by the committee
of free conference, and is then sent
down to Governor Blease and returned
with his approval or disapproval, there
will be no adjournment. As stated, if
the talkfest is ended, the senate may
get 10 worn on me appropriation dim
and get through, but there Is no guarantee
that the open season for talking
will be closed this week In time to act
on the appropriation bill.
The Rittenberg bill to permit Charleston
to regulate the sale of whisky in
original packages Is a third reading bill
In the senate, and Senator Sinkler
wants to dispose of It. There are several
amendments pending to the bill
which, if adopted, are certain to be
fought by the house delegation, or part
of it, and If not adopted will probably
cause the bill to be continued until
next session. A big fight will be made
by some to kill the bill anyway. Then
the bills to abolish the hosiery mill and
for a flat 2-cent rate on railroads, the
magistrate's bill, the bill relating to
county officers, containing the county
budgets, all are hung up waiting for
the compulsory education bill to get
put of the way.
The senate is holding an open session
on talking, while the house is hung
up waiting for them to finish with the
impropriation bill. If the compulsory
education bill could be gotten to a vote
t would quickly be disposed of, but
senatorial courtesy will enable its opponents
to talk on indefinitely, and
:he sine die adjournment can be delay- 1
;d indefinitely.
More Talk or Work?
It all depends on whether the sena:ors
will come back Tuesday night prepared
to do more talking, or whether <
hey will get down to work and finish t
ip the several matters before them. On i
hat It all depends.
The net results of the session on the <
lenate side, so far, is much talk. As <
he session has lengthened the talking i
las increased. Practically no measures ,
if state-wide importance have been i
passed, but there has been no lack of i
alking. Talking is the distinct feature t
if the session of the senate side, and I
rcords for long-continued talking have <
leen broken by the talkfest on the com- 1
lulsory education bill. 1
The usual forty days have expired s
ind there will be no more pay for the t
nembers. The balance of their time J
his session they will have to give free '
o the state. Final adjournment may e
?e reached if the talkfest is ended by (
he end of the week, but there is no \
elling. t
Governor Blease Gives Out Interview
Explaining His Position.
Governor Blease on yesterday gave
out to the News and Courier at therequest
of that paper, the following interview
explaining fully his position in
connection with the calling of an election
to select a successor to Congressman
"Shortly after Congressman Legare's
death I wrote to each county chairman
in the First congressional district in order
to get their views in regard to holding
a primary. All of them answered,
favoring the primary. I myself, personally.
favored it, as I have always
favored the primary in this state. As
the candidates were announced, I addressed
a letter to each of them, whether
prospective candidates or those positively
announced, and each of them
answered, favoring the primary. I secured
this Information for two reasons,
first, so that when the executive committee
met I could furnish it to them,
and, secondly, that I might order the
general election at such time as would
give opportunity for a primary to be
"I am a member of the state executive
committee, but have not attended
a meeting since the present chairman
was elected, and will not attend one
while he is chairman, I do not speak to
him, and never expect to?personally,
on Dusineas or oinerwise. e?nsequently
I would not attend any meeting over
which he presided, and if I should be
so unfortunate as to be in one where a
majority would select him as their presiding
officer, I would immediately retire.
"When the committee met here last
Friday I was exceedingly busy, having
Just received from my secretary, Col.
Aull, a large number of bills which had
been ratified by the general assembly
and were awaiting my signature. I
thought, however, that the committee
would consult the governor?not the
member of the committee from Newberry,
but the governor of the state,
whose duty it was to order the election,
upon the time the primary should be
ordered. However, the committee?or,
at least, those who met; I understand
there was not a quorum present, and
those in the meeting had no right to
transact any business?but those who
did meet, following their usual custon.
of last year, showed their political bias
and prejudice against the present governor
by absolutely ignoring him in the
matter, and I fel that I am in no way
bound to recognize the acts of a minority
of a committee, who did not constitute
a quorum, when they absolutely
Ignored me in the matter.
"Some time age I announced to you
that I would order the election possibly
the second Tuesday in April, but certainly
during the month of April, for I
deemed it extremely important on account
of Charleston's situation and
location towards the Panama canal, and
also for the reason that it has been
agreed that the appointments of President
Wilson in this state shall be governed
by the congressmen of the re
ojnxuvc uio incur?in view ui iilfBC
facts, I say, I deemed it extremely important
for this important post at
Washington to be filled at the earliest
possible moment I was surprised, then,
when I saw that the committee had not
only ignored me, but had Ignored the
date which I had suggested, and postponed
the primary to a date which, if
it should be allowed to govern the
date for the general election, would
deprive this district of a representative
until the end of the special session
of congress which President Wilson
will call, which I think would be very
detrimental to the best interests of the
district, and particularly to the port
and city of Charleston.
"However, to be frank with you and
with the people of the district, I do not
think a primary advisable if it is to be
used as a means to rob candidates by
force, and I think it disgraceful and
disgusting that any body of white men
should say that another white man
shall pay the enormous and extravagant
sum of $600 for the bare privilege
of being a candidate in a white man's
primary in South Carolina. It is outrageous,
because it utterly deprives the
poor white man of the right of entering
the race. By the time he raises
this $600, and then pays his absolutely
necessary expenses, and the contributions
that will be expected of him by
the county committees, and the individual
contributions which every candidate
does pay, and is forced to make
under the disguise of charity, he will
be ruined, if he is a poor man, and, in
short, it simply means that nobody but
a corporation official, or corporatlonfurnlshed-money
candidate can get in
the race. I believe that is the purpose
for which it was done, and if, as the
governor of the people of this state, I
can thwart it, I believe it is my duty
to do so, and I propose to do it And I
propose, in the next state convention,
to make a fight to fix the assessments
of candidates, through a committee,
and take it out of the hands of a set of
politicians who place themselves as the
special guardians of the people and
attempt to deprive the poor man of the
privilege of entering a race. I guess if
this crowd could fix the assessments
nexi aummer mey wouia pui me assessment
for the United States senate
bo high that it would be absolutely Impossible
for me to pay it, in order that
the corporations might elect their candidate,
and the poor people, unless they
took up a private subscription to enter
their man, would be deprived even of
the privilege of having some one to
vote for.
"And, while we are speaking of the
matter of expense, and where the money
goes to, it might be well to see who
was present and who was paid for attending
this so-called special meeting
of the executive committee.
"I think it better for the First district
to have no primary, rather than to
be forced to vote for only such men as
the corporations will furnish the money
to pay the campaign expenses and assessments
"I consider this a grave situation,
and direct discrimination in favor of
the rich as against the poor, and I think
the members of the state executive
committee had better beware before
they go much further with this kind of
"My private secretary, Col. Aull, stated
my position in your paper, and I
stand by what he said. I add what I
have here stated in order that my position
may be given in full, and that
the people of the state and of the district
may see and know what is going
on; and, for the further reason, to let
the people see that it is not a conflict
between the state executive committee
and the governor, but merely a disagreement
between the governor and a
little handful of men?not even a quorum?of
the state executive committee,
who are attempting to dictate to the
white voters of a congressional district
And I have no douht hut that certain
candidates for congress were consulted
In the matter, while others were Ignored.
"As a matter of fact, I believe the action
of those claiming to be the executive
committee is entirely illegal, and
there was not a quorum present. If the
committee wants to do the right thing
it can now meet and have the primary
within the time mentioned in the proclamation,
and no one will be hurt. The
law requiring sixty days as to Charleston
will not affect the matter, for the
Democratic party in a special primary
can make its own rules and requirements.
The general law on the statute
books appues 10 ine general primary
elections, and there is nothing about
special elections. Therefore, there is
no reason for any uneasiness or fear.
What I am fighting for is my old platform,
"Equal rights to all men and
special privileges to none."
A Philadelphia woman sued a grocer
of that city for J6.000 damage for slander.
Last week the court awarded her
i verdict for six cents J. T. E.
Foum of Carlisle. Pa., was last week
jonvicted at Norfolk, Va., on a charge
:>f uttering worthless checks and was
fiven a prison sentence of five years.
A woman of Lauree, Del., who
teas buried Thursday, left a will in
tvhich she bequeathed seventy-two cats
:o her husband. Her estate of over
150,000 she left to a sister and to vari)us
charities "Honest business and
lonest men have nothing to fear," is
:he assurance given by Governor Wilion
upon his signing the seven antirust
bills recently passed by the New
lersey legislature The famous
rroitsky cathedral at St. Petersburg,
*rected by Peter the Great in 1703, was
lestroyed by fire Thursday A fire
vhich started in the Salvation Army
)arracks at Tokio, Japan, Thursday,

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