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VOLCXE L, KCMB1B 79. -Wii NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, lSli. TWICI A WI1K, fLH A IXAJL
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NEWS OF PROSPERITY
INTERESTINGLY TOLD
WILLIAM LESTER CHAPTER E>TERTAIXED
PLEASANTLY.
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Personal Mention of Many Prosperity
People and Visitors in Prosperity. 1
Sad Death.
i
Prosperity, Oat. 3.?Mrs. D. M. Langford
has returned from a short visit
* to relatives in Columbia. '
Air. aid Mrs. T. A. Dominick spent ;
the 'week-end at Spartanburg. <
Mrs. J. E. Hunter, of Ciemson col- ;
lege, is spending a few days with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Bowers.
Mrs. J. F. Browne spent Friday in
Columbia, the guest of Miss Erin Kohii.
Mrs. G. Y. Hunter has returned
from a month's stay in the mountains .
of North Carolina.
Mrs. Arthur Chase is visiting in Columbia.
1
* Mr. E. S. Kohn spent several days i
this week with Mr. Walter Wise en
route to Philadelphia, where he will
take a course as linotype operator and
w builder.
Messrs. A. B. Wise and H. J. Rawl
were 'business visitors in Columbia on j
Tuesday.
Mrs. Henry Parr, of Newberry, is the (
guest of Mrs. J. P. Wiheeler. 1
Miss Alderay Wheeler left Mondaj
to enter the new Lutheran college at
Summerland.
Mr. Lillus Simpson has gone to Atlanta
to re-enter the Atlanta College :
of Pharmacy.
T Mr. C. F. Lathan, of Little Mountain,
spent Monday in town.
Mr. C. R. Wise, of Newberry, was 1
a business visitor in town Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Boulware and
children, of near Charleston, have been
visiting the former's sister, Mrs. D.
M. Langford.
The eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A.
A. Singley died after a brier illness,
-and the remains were carried to St.
Paul's for burial. The parents have
the sincere Empathy of the community
in their sad bereavement.
The William Lester chapter of U. :
D. C., was most pleasantly entertained '
by Miss Bessie Bowers on Wednesday <
afternoon. Mrs. I. S. Caldwell wrote
a most interesting paper on the life of
Mr. Wm. Lester, which Mrs. J. E. Hun
ter read in her usual charming man-no-r
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uv?
The Southern Flag was read by Miss
k Elizabeth Hawkins, a selection by Miss :
Eula Taylor, a poem by Mrs. F. E.
Schumpert, two instrumental solos by
Mrs. J. F. Browne and song, "My Country
'Tis of Thee." i
Mrs. F. E. Schumpert and Mi9s Ef- i
fie Hawkins were elected delegates to 1
the convention, which meets in Char- ]
leston in December, with Mrs. H. P.
Wicker and Miss Bessie Bowers, alternates.
A two course luncheon was
served at the close of the meeting.
MISS RHODA CAROLYX KILGORE
Left New York Sept. 20 for Lavaras,
Brazil?Can Xot Return Under
Seven Years.
Our Monthly, Clinton Orphanage.
A very beautiful picture was today
presented before the eyes of this editor.
He saw a young woman, vigorous,
well endowed physically with a
fair face and form; even more highly
-endowed spiritually with a gentle, lov ing
spirit; active, energetic, persevering;
and along with all these gifts
and graces, possessing an unusual '
share of intellectual culture, thoroughly
trained, specially trained along
lines chcs?n for herself years ago, gifted
in languages, music, housekeeping
arts and graces, indeed an ideal wo- :
man. This was the picture. She was j
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breaKing e\ery tie mat oouna utrr iu
"her^ved ones at home, leaving everything
she counted dear, to go thous- j
ands of miles away to live among people
of a strange speech and another
k nationality, to be gone for years (she
K , doesn't know how many) and doing it
A all with a bright and happy smile, glad,
glad that her ten year's dream was
f realized at 'ast and that she was now
, "a commissioned missionary, going: to
r teach children about Jesus, the thing
above all things that she desired to
do. Her old pastor said, "My daughter,
I am indeed distressed to tell you
good-bye," and her reply was, "1 am
so very, very glad to go!"
Meteorological Record.
September, 1912?Temperature.
? O/? O
Mean maximum c?o.o.
Mean minimum 68.1.
Mean 77.4.
Maximum 102; date 12.
1 Minimum 53; date 20.
* Greatest daily range 33.
Precipitation,
i Total 5.56 inches. Greatest in 24
hours 1.65; date 23.
Number of days with .01 or more
1 precipitation 15, clear 2, fair 16, cloudy
' 12. Thunder storms 6, 14, 26.
7th bright meteor at 8.45 p. m.
I Rainfall for nine months 41.63 inches
1 which is about 3.08 above the average
m * f Vi r
lur nine muuiuo.
W. G. Peterson,
B.' Married.
Th<-> TJcv r\ ^pprllpton .'0re^ united
Miss Mattie Pool ant* Mr. .T. C. Rhc^en !
.a in mnrroa- *1'? Fir^t Baptist par-l
sonage Sunday afternoon.
YACGHN ASSERTS INNOCENCE.
Denies Haying Made Confession in
Baltimore?Hints at Persecutions
of Enemies.
Columbia, Sept. 30.?Evidently laboring
under strong emotion and
wich w'th voice scninvhat bro^n by
stress cf a reaMzatno of his serious
plight, T. U. Vaughn, former head of
the Odd Fellows' Home, al Greenville,
this morning denied mak ng a confession
that he was guilty of improper
and criminal treatment of girl inmates
of the insr.it'iti)n mo-." which ;?rfe-e
tie rests in a cell jn the lower flo>r cf
the main building at the State penitentiary.
The governor has called a special
term of court to give trial to Vaughn,
the date being October 21. The attorneys
for Vaughn have asked for a
change of vehue and this step may result
in a delay in the trial.
Denies Having- Confessed.
Vaughn said that his case was in
the keeping of his lawyers and he
realized that he could not discuss the
matter for publication, as it might affect
the conduct of the ease very materially.
However, he intimated that
there were motives behind the prose
cution that placed him in an unfair
light, although he said he believed
that the reaction would set in and he
would profit 'by a revulsion of sentiment.
He deplored repeatedly the news
story sent out from Baltimore in which
it was stated that he confessed.
"How such a view could have been
caused by my remarks I can not understand,"
he continued. "What I
meant was that I was glad that the
time had arrived when the whole matter
might be brought Co a settlement
rn a proper way." He denied that he
hinted that friends in Greenville had
helped him escape. He said he did not
refer to the escape from the Greenville
jail. He said he did sav that his
friends were working in his behalf.
Claims Unjust Treatment.
"Some newspapers have created a
false sentiment against me," he said,
"to gratify public curiosity, though
others have been fair to me."
"Just say to the public, that I await
with confidence the approach of the
day of the trial and feel that when
the tide of sentiment has fully turned
the other way, I will be able to prove
that I am a victim of false circumstances."
Vaughn did dot explain what he
meant by his hint that enemies of his
were responsible for the situation, saying
that he preferred not to go into
ietails in advance of his trial, leaving
the defence of the case in the hands of
his lawyers.
NEWSBOY GATE LEG
TO SAYE GIBL'S LIFE
Although He Did Not Kiiow the Girl,
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I lie littu Aiiuncu upaauvu iv ut
Performed.
Gary, Ind., Sept. 29.?A crippled
newsboy lay on an operating table
here near a girl whom he did not know
and allowed the surgeons to take 150
square inches of skin from his useless
leg, graft it onto the badly burned
body of the girl and then amputate
his leg. The boy, William Rugh, never
had heard of the girl, Ethel Smith, 18
years old, until he read an account of
a motorcycle accident which told she
was so badly burned that death was
certain unless a large amount of healthy
skin could be grafted onto her
body.
"My leg was useless, never had
been any good to me, so I offered to
give it up to save this girl's life," was
the boy's explanation of why he made
the sacrifice.
When it becaqe known Rugh had
made such an offer a general protest
went up, led by the girl's mother. letters
came from all over the country
advising against the operation.
Seeing her daughter gradually nearing
death's door yesterday, the mother
reluctantly announced she would
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clgi CtJ <-U tuc uuuouai
rangements quickly were made, and
today the surgeons removed the skin
from the useless but healthy leg of
the boy and patched it onto the girl. |
The operation also caused postponement
of a wedding. Dr. .J. A. Craig,
surgeon in charge, was to have been
married today to Miss Mary Arnold,
of Lebanon, Pa. When he learned the
operation was made possible by the
mother waiving her protest, he hurried
to Gary and officiated.
New Furniture Store for Hock Hill.
Rock Hill Record, 30th.
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Mr. ti. ?5. i a^ iui , ui ->c ?> uvi i*, uuu
rented from Ratterree Bros, one of
their store rooms in the handsome
new building they have just had erected
on Railroad avenue, and will as
soon as the store room is put in readiness
open up with a full line of furniture.
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Died in Columbia.
Earle Augusta Singley. son of Mr.
and Mrs. A. A. Singley, of Prosperity,
died last night at a local hospital. Mr.
Siir-rley was 22 yp^rs of asre. The funeral
sevv!?-pc v.--"-1 be 1 : i
v>or:ty !? 10 a> this 'norninu.?Tue;-!
"av'. St:*t . j
STREET CARS RUX
OX AUGUSTA LIXES
Operations Resumed After Suspension.
Public Declines to Take Advantage
of Service.
Augusta, Ga., Oct. 2.?Cars were
operated today from about 11 o'clock
for the first time since the strike went
intn effect, more than a week ago, but
the on.ly passengers were the imported
motormen and conductors, and
three imported deputies to each car.
Though obstructions were found at
numerous points along the right of
way, a frog was torn out of a switch
on May avenue-, near Fifteenth street,
and one car was rocked on east Boundary,
no disorders of moment occurred
at any point along the line. Neither
the Lake View line nor Aiken line has
yet been opened, but it is tfie purpose
of the company?sine? it succeeded in
pulling the spike out of the king mill
bridge today?to put cars on the Lake
View line tomorrow morning. The
interurban service will probably not
be started this week, in view of the
fact that the protection afforded by the
city, county and municipal authorities
ivtonH hPvnnH thp North Au
UUUJj Hl/C CAtvau _ g
gusta bridge.At
intervals along the entire right
of way of the belt line special deputies,
sworn in. this morning by the sheriff
from the prominent business men of
the city, patrolled the streets on
horseback. In addition to these special
officers the entire police force
was on duty throughout the day, but
only the single company of militia encamped
at the power house remains
on duty.
Tonight Mayor Barrett expressed a
high degree of satisfaction and say.?
the situation is, be believes, considerably
improved.
HELD ON CHABGE OF BIACKJTA1L.
Frank L. Zemp Defendant in Sensational
Case.
Spartanburg, October 1.?Mrs. Emma
G. Cash, of 1. .1 Oakwood ave.,' this
city, received a Black Hand letter this
morning demanding that she place
$150 in an old cigarette box at the
corner of Oakwood avenue and East
t 7omtv o nrnmi- I
IYJLcliII bli CCLj r i cxiiiv u. u f - w??
nent and well know employee of
the Southern Power Company, was
arrested two hours after Mrs. Cash received
this letter, charged with sending
it and attempting io extort money
from the wealthy widow. Only circumstantial
evidence has thus far been
^ecured by the police department The
morning's mall brought Mrs. Cash the
following letter:
Letter to Mrs. Cash.
"Mrs. Cash: We have got to have
$150 right away ana you can give it iui
us easy enough. So we have decided I
to ask you to do the following: There
is an, told cigarette box on the sidewalk
toy the pole on the corner of Main
street and Oakwood avenue. Put the
money in that box and leave at the
same place between 12 and half-past 12
to-day, Tuesday. Don't fail us and
don't try to ketch us and don't tefl
anybody a word about this. You might
ketch one if you were slick enough,
but the others would make you mighty
sorry you tried. Do exactly as we say
or Boom (here a picture of btack
hand.) The boys are watching you.
Get in big bills so they will get in the
box easy. I will stay there till we get
it. Tear this up and spill along in
front of your house now."
Police Notified.
Immediately on receiving the letter
Mrs. Cash notified the police department
of the city. She told the'details
to Chief Hayes, who instructed her
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over me puune lu ium/t>
io.is given in the letter absolutely. She
did so. In the meantime, when the
police department desired the original
copy of the letter, a messenger boy
was sent to Mrs! Cash's home with a
fake telegram, and this boy brought
the letter to headquarters. Two plain
clothes policemen, Officers McBse and
Bryant, were detached on the case.
An automobile was secured and these
officers went to the scene. About }
seventy-five yards from the scene the
machine was intentionally broken and
the negro driver, assisted by one of
the officers, began work trying to 3x
it. The other officer sat by, keeping
close watch on the spot where the cig
~n-n - nniiroaloH
ait tee uu.v ?cu? wiiv^vu.
The Arrest.
Mr. Zemp passed with his 5-year-old I
child. He is said to have looked care-,
fully on the ground. It is said he re-1
turned to his home and again carefully
noted the box. He reentered his
home and returned with his child,
riding a tricycle. When he reached the
spot where the box was concealed, it
is said, he suddenly picked it up and
put it in his trouser pocket without
opening it. The plain-clothes men
made a dash for him. One handcuffed
Mr. Zemp, while the other felt for his
pistol. The child screamed and pro
tested against the arrest of her tatner. |
He was allowed to take his baby home,
less than a block away, and was then
brought to the station house. Here
he protested his innocence. A correspondent
of The News and Courier
'v',s \ r^re^t v '"k n h ?;rou?^T in.
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WILL MAKE FIGHT
- .IN EACH DISTRICT
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Republicans Pass Resolutions" Eulogizing
W. H. Taft?To Name Electoral
Ticket.
The State executive committee of
the Republican party, with 29 counties
represented, meeting in Columbia
Monday, adopted a resolution, indorsing
President Taft for reelection and
issued a call for district .conventions
+r? ho h'P.ih when candidates for con
gress will be named to contest with
the Democratic nominees in every district
in the State. A subcommittee of
nine members was named to prepare
a list of electors, to be approved by
the entire committee. The committee
decided not to call a State convention
at present and not to put out a State
ticket. The committee met upon the
call of J. R. Tolbert, the State chairman,
and the names of "the nine cit-1
izens, who are all worthy, upright!
men,"- who are to be on the electoral'
ticket will be made public soon.
a rr?n 11 ripveloned that there was |
not one member of the committee who
favors the candidacy of Theodore
Roosevelt. Members of the committee
said that it was the intention to
oust all supporters of the Bull Moose
party.
TAFT, WILSON, THEODORE.
Three Will he Invited to Corn Exposition?State
by the Officials.
The following is a statement from
the National Corn exposition management:
"The stir that has been raised about
the proposed invitation to Col. Roo-sjis
a tempest in a teapot, very much
to do about nothing. The facts are
as follosw:
"It has been the plan of the National
Corn exposition management to
invite all three of the leading candir
dates for president to attend the exposition
on different occasions. As
president incumbent during the exposition,
Mr. Taft would naturally be
invited; ne anenaea me eAyuamwu
last heid in Colum'bus, Ohio, two years
ago. As president-elect, after November's
election, Governor Woodrow Wilson
would be invited and it was the
confident expectation that he would
accept such an invitation for such an
occasion in his old home town.
Col. Thompson's Alumni.
"The invitation to Col. Roosevelt
was to be extended in a significant
way. For some time it has been planned
to hold in Columbia a reunion of
the former pupils of the iate Governs
Hntrh s Thnmnsoii. the beloved
teacher and distinguished statesman
whose memory is cherished in his native
State. Gentlemen interested in
this reunion proposed to the management
of the corn exposition, that it be
held during the exposition, in order
that, primarily, the former pupils
of the Thompson school now living in
distant States might take advantage
of the low rates granted for the corn
exposition. The exposition management
gladly acceded to this proposition,
and then it was suggested that it
would be extremely appropriate to invite
Col. Roosevelt to attend, and to
1 V? r\ on/^ Pa!
maKe <tn auui tis, oiuvc uc. ?.uu.
Thompson served together on the civil
service commission and were warm
friends during Governor Thompson's
life time. It has been suggested that
the city of Columbia anid the chamber
of commerce be aisked to join in the
invitation. That is all there is to it.
"Col. Roosevelt was entertained in
South Carolina on a similar occasion
when he presented the sword, gift of
South Carolinians, to Maj. Micah Jenkins,
during the Charleston exposition.
President Taft has been entertained
both in the State capitol at Columbia
and in Xnarleston. Governor
Will;on has been the guest of South
Carolinians. There is nothing new in
inviting any or all of these distinguished
political leaders, ar,d there is
no politics in any of the invitations so
far as the National Corn exposition is
concerned.
"Any fair-minded individual will understand
it that way, and certainly
Messrs. Wfilson, Taft a.:d Roosevelt
will understand it that way. While,
in order to secure their acceptance, it
is necessary to extend the invitation
in advance, the corn exposition will
be held two months after the election,
and there can be no possible political
-igrificance in their coming to Columbia
at that time."
tilKLS' COLLEGE FOR LAURENS.
Campaign for Local Institution to Heurln
at Once.
Laurens, Sept. 30.?At a meeting
this afternoon of the citizens interested
in the recent effort to obtain
Chicora college, it was decided ro begin
at once a campaign for th
lisbn^nf of a girl's college in Laurens,
notwithstanding ihe faihir.; i;; obtaining
ihe Greenville instiriifb'i. The
idea is to transfer the subscriptions
made to Chicora into a fund for tlie
institution for this city and to this end
subscribers wiil he invited ro transfer
tiaeir ?uDScnpuons 10 uie uui;ciuzt.
The resolution also provides chat !.he
offer be presented to 'lie rynod of
South Carolina at its iipproaehing n &sion.
~he "tin? was most enthusiastic j
.. r~ of :].e- were n:?.\s
CALLS E> JJA3HJ sissaiu:* tutm.
To Decide Whether Lee Is Old or >'ew
County?To Decide Issue December
6.
Columbia, Sept. 30.?Chief Justice
Gary today issued an order calling for
an en banc session of the justices of
the supreme court and the circuit
court judges to be held on Friday, the
6th day of December, to hear the question
of the injunction which has been
applied for to restrain the commission
appointed by the governor to gather
data on the area, population, etc., of
Lee county in determining the question
whether Lee comes under the
provision of an old or new county.
Secession Election.
An effort is being made to change
the boundary line between Lee and1
Sumter counties, so as to annex a
portion of Lee to Sumter. Those opposing
the annexation claimed that
Lee came under the designation of
"old county" and as such could not be
cut to less than 500 square miles as
provided by the constitutipn, while
those advocating the annexation of
the portion to Sumter held that Lee
county was what is known as a ":iew
county" and as such could be cut to
AAA if "ftia-soi-r On this nuestion
1W it ucv-r,oocu j . vu 1hinged
everything, for if Lee is held
to be an old county the annexation1
can not be made of the portion to
Sumter for it would leave Lee with
less than 500 square miles. To make
the change it must be necessary to
hid that Lee is a new county.
Commission to Gather Data.
The matter came up before the governor
on .the question of ordering an
election on the proposed annexation
and arguments pro and con were made
before him. He finally appointed a
__j? . n p n?.
commission eimsi-uLg ui u. ju.
rant, J. P. Kilgore, T. S. DuBose, and
Stanyarne Burrows to gather data as
to the area, population, etq., of Lee
county. The opponents applied to the
court for an injunction to prevent this
commission from carrying out the
purpose for which they were appointed
and the supreme court, has called
in all cirouit judges to their assistance
and the whole question will be argued
before the en banc session of the
court on the 6th of December.
rn ? Tr-r?-v' rrn DVVTTWTIA RY
jlu3lx lafti/.i iu jl li.niju..
Precautions for Protection of Gunter's
Slayer?Further Alleged
Threats.
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. Aiken, Get. 2.?Representative-elect
Hugh Long, who at Wagener Saturday
afternoon at 6 o'clock inflicted the
wounds whereform Pickens Gunter,
bank president, died Monday night at
7.45 o'clock, was at 1 o'clock last night
taken to the State penitentiary in Columbia,
ostensibly for safekeeping. He
left here on the so-called midnight
train, accompanied by his wife and
snerin T. a. itauurn.
Some have pronounced this steps as
over-precautionary, believing that the
existing conditions failed to warrant
such action, but it is well known that,
particularly since the death of Mr.
Gunter, the feeling in Wagener, though
not running to riotous demonstration,
is certainly strong against Long. Even
threats have come from Wagener, and
though the authorities anticipated no
early trouble from this source, they
deem it wise to absolutely remove the
possibility of any attack upon the jail
for Long's removal being made.
Action Urged by Mrs. Long.
Aside from this, Mrs. Long herself
urged the pursuit of this course. She
* ?~ -ioil with hpr
Has t>een nert; iiecu luc j?ii
husband since Sunday morning, and
anxiety over his safety has well nigh
prostrated her. A guard of eight or
ten men was thrown about the jail j
Monday night, and it is stated from
good authority that ail through the
cold and weary night Mrs. Long, unable
to sleep, paced back and forth
upon the little porch on the second
floor of .he jail, starting at every
sound, scrutinizing every shadow,
ceaselessly watching the patrol of the
deputies who kept vigil about the jail
walls, guarding the life of her impris
j V,,?-.Kon^ OnrJ if TV'S <5 TTlHCh fOT the
(JIICU liu; uauu, miu ?.
sake 9f the anxious little woman that
Long was finally escorted to Columbia.
Principal at Lowryville.
Chester Lantern, 30th.
Mr. 0. C. Kibler, principal of the
school at Lcwryville, was in Chester
Saturday on. business connected with
the school.
Prof. Kibier, who is a native of
Newberry, and a graduate of Newberry
college, has tiught at Bishopville,
Kingstree and Chapin, ana goes iu
Lowryville with an excellent record
as a teacher, and with every prospect [
of maintaining the high standard of i
the school, of which some fourteen or j
fifteen graduates of last year's class I
have already left for college, most of
the boys to Clemson, and the girls, of
course, to Winthrop. Mrs^T. H. Hardin,
of Lowryville, is assistant.
Fellers-Berley.
Wir>nsboro News and Herald, 3rd.
On last Sunday, September 22, at j
the bride's home in Newberry, was!
solemnized the marriage of Miss Vera'
Fellers and Mr. S^m Berley, of Monti- |
cello. The young couple will make j
their home at Monticello, where theyj
of frieni-s, as well I
lUMJlItt UtlLAKfcS
BLEASE THE NOMINEE
, 4
LYON AXD PEEPLES RUN OYER ON
OCTOBER Id.
Counsel For Judge Jones Withdraws
Protest of Defeated Candidate
for Governor.
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tjOiUinDia, UCi. l.?V/Oie. aj. neasy
was declared the nominee for governor
by the State Democratic executive \
committee this afternoon, in a meeting
characterized by harmony and
good feeling.
B. R. Tillman was declare^ the
nominee for United States senator.
The nomination for the other offices,
excepting attorney general, were announced,
and a second primary to decide
between J. Fraser Lyoi anJ
Thomas H. Peeples, for attorney general,
was ordered to be held on the
15th of October. It was declared the
sense of the committee that ail races
yet to be held in any counties ought to
take place at the same time the prima
rv fnr attorney general Id held.
Much discussion was had over a
posposition to call a SUre convention
next year to revise the regulations
and rules of the party; but after full
discussion this matter was not acted
on further than leaving it to the committee,
to be appointed by the chairman,
to draft the suggested' changes
and report hack to the full committee
before January 1, 1914. Jones's
Protest Withdrawn. v
After the report of the sub-committee
investigating the election and the
committee on tabulation, Mr. R. W.
Shand, representing Judge Ira B.
| Jones, withdrew the latter's protest
I and announced that they had no ex
ceptions to me ana no mruier wgument
to make.
Mr. John T. Duncan was present,
but made no statement, and Mr. F. H.
Dominick, attorney for Governor
Biease, said he had nothing V say, except
they had gone into the contest
and it had come out as they believed it
would.
A report exonerating Secretary
Christie Benet of all charges made
against him by the governor, 'growing
out of the matter of tickets for Lee
and Pickens counties, was made toy a
subcommittee through Mr. Manning
and adopted by the State committee.
Mr. Benet was commended for his
faithfulness and devotion to duty and
the ^air and impartial manner in
which he carried on his duties.
The contest by Messrs. Dial ana Tal-.
bert, in the matter of United States
senatorships, was dismissed on motion
of Mr. Greer. Neither of these
gentlemen was present today, *
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! Stress was laid by member after'
i member on the necessity of throwing
some adequate safeguards around the
primary and of the widespread discontent
with the present lax method \
of conducting the elections. The sug- \
gestion to call a State convention next \
year to act on tnis matter was tavuri?d
by several, among them Mr. E. S.
Blease, but was parsed over and no
action taken.
A motion to memorialize the legislature
to pass laws restricting the right
to participate in the primary election
to registered voters, offered by Mr.
Park, was rejected.
A resolution that the solicitors of
the various circuits be requested to
prosecute cases of violation of the pri
. nary laws was adopted.
The report of the sub-committee, upholding
the action of the Georgetown,
county committee in awarding the
nomination for treasurer to Mr. McConnell,
was adopted. The contest
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no one appeared to press it. Suitable
resolutions on the death of Mr. R. P.
Hamer, offered by Dr. T. H. Dreher,
were adopted.
The committee, at a late hour this* ?
afternoon, adjourned.
The State Democratic executive com"v
mitte was called to order today at
noon, in the library of the State
house, with a full attendance, several
of the members being represented by
proxies. A large number of spectators
were present and oc9upiei seats
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B. R. Tillman, uational committeeman
and ex-cfficio member of the State
committee, was present and sat with
the committee.
Appeals came up from Georgetown
and Beaufort counties. On motion of
Mr. Jeffries a 6ub-committee of five
was appointed to hear these appeals
from county committees. The chair
appointed Messrs. Gosnell, James,
Mace, Dreher and Kirkland on tms
committee.
Mr. J. E. McDo.iald, of Winnsboro,
resigned as presidential elecvD" at
large, because he is a member of the
public works commission of Winnsboro.
Mr. J. J. McMahan was elected
as elector at large by acclamation.
Primary for Jasper.
A report was received from Jasper
county that the nominee for supervisor
was dead, and wanting to know if
they should order another primary.
Tho matter, on motion, was referred
to the executive committee of Jasper,
with instructions to hold another priI
mary for this office.
A committee of five was appointed to
tabulate the returns and convass the
vote of the primary of August 27. The
chair appointed on this committee

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