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Messrs. Mayfield, Christensen, T. W.
Williams, Ketchin and Doyle. The
State committee then took a recess
until 2.30, to allow the subcommittees
time to complete tbeir work.
The State conmiittee reconvened at
2.30 o'clock. The first matter was the
report of the sub-committee which investigated
the primary election, -which
was made through Chairman Steveiisou.
The report was signed by the
full sub-committee, except K. M. Jefferies,
who filed a supplementary re
Then came the report of the committee
011 tabulating the returns, as follows
: %
Official Tabulation.
Gor governor:
B lease... 72,043
Duncan 2,366
Jonee 66/48
Total 140,757
For lieutenant governor:
Chas. A. Smith 139,340
Secretary of State:
R. M. McCown 140,685
Fnr Pnmntroller General:
A. \V. Jones '. 139,472
For State treasurer:
S. T. Carter 89,702
D. W. McLaurin 49,805
Total 139,507
For adjutant general:
W. W. Moore. 140,421
For State superintendent of
J. E. Swearingen 13^,828
For attorney general:
' J. R. Earle 16,464
B. B. Evans 12,193
J. F. Lyon 61,3 J1
T. H. Peeples 46,515
Total ...139,613
For railroad commissioner:
James aCnsler 42,859
- ? "A
J-no. G. Richards, ja <v,a?o
J. H. Wharton 26,241
Total 139,996
For commissioner of agriculture:
E. J. Watson 13S:604
First circuit:
P. T. Hildebrand 6,896
Second circuit:
R. L. Gunter 9,391
Third, circuit: '
P. H. Stoll 4,146
T. H. Tatum 3,873
Total S,019
*ourin circuit:
J. M. Spears (5.412
T. L. Rogers 1,598
G. K. Laney 2,812
Total 10,822
Fifth circuit:
W. Cobb ?... 8,541
Sixth circuit: I
J.K.Henry 6,210
J. H. Fester 4,756
Total 10,d9G
Seventh circuit?second primary:
J. C. Otts 6,847
A. E. Hill 7,566
To.tal.. 14,413
Eighth circuit:
R.'A. Cooper 9,642
Ninth circuit:
J. E. Peurifoy 9,388
Tenth circuit: r
P. A. Bonhatn 17,440
J. M. Daniels 6,528;
Total 23,968 |
Eleventh circuit:
G. B. Timmerman 8,104;
Twelfth circuit:
W.H.Wells 7,547;
L. M. Gasque 3,95y
Total 11,506 i
For United States senator:
N. B. Dial 28,889
W. J. Talbert 28,
B. R. Tillman 73,630
Total 140,208
For congress:
First District?Legare, 9,111; Larisey,
Seconu District?Byrnes, 10,547;
Calhoun, 4,i>^0. i
Third District?Aiken, 16,650; Evans,
5,o05; Long, 1,402.
Fourih District?Johnson, 23,512.
i?iltii iyiou'ict?Finley, 12,364; Rags- ;
dale, 3,036; Pollock, 4,315. <
Sixth District?E.lerbe, 10,059; !
4 Rag~dale, 11,321.
seventh i/i:trict?Lever, 18,8S4.
* Sfaaulug Resolution. <
The following resolution was then; 1
introduced by Ivir. kicnard 1. Manning, j j
of Sumter, who introduced the resolu-;
uon that provided for ihe investigation j
by the sub-committe: |;
*'As I was the mover of the resolution
providing for the appointment el '
\ the subcommittee to investigate the r
charges of fraud in the primary election
of August 27 1 desire now to say j
to this committee and through them
to the people of the State that the
subcommittee appointed to prosecute
the inquiry has been at work, that it;
had the assistance of attorneys and i
citizens interested in exposing fraud'
voting in that election. That . the ,
subcommittee has made its report, that,
report shows that illegal and irregular
voting was practiced, that great |
looseness prevailed in the conduct cf j
that election and that the rules of the i
party, lax as they are, were not ad- j
hered to?that abuses and violation of
the rules and failure to observe them ,
nn.tiomiic vat rhflt VPDDrt dOeS !
" 1 tl V UW) %7 V ? w|rfw- .
.not prove enough 10 upset the election:
?that, the returns on their face show j
that one of the candidates, the gover- j
nor, received a majority of the vote. |
la order to upset that showing, it
would be necessary to prove beyond!
auy reasonable doubt that fraud was !
practiced to such an extent as to vitiate
the election and to change the re- j
"In my opinion, that has not been j
proved, and it is, therefore, proper for i
us to proceed to tabulate the returns
and to declare the result. If we do
this and declare the result as to the
?r.f thp Democratic party, we
UVUiiu^o wi.
will then be ready to go into the gen?
*ral election with the united support
of the Democrats of the State under
their party obligation to support the
nominees of the party, and Democrats
who took the oath and voted in the'
primary election can fulfill that pai ty j
obligation and the party remain united.
"I ask that this action be-taken by
this committee.
"1 am frank in saying it is not in
accord with my personal wishes, for I j
supported Judge Jones for governor
and desired his election, but I am and
have been ready at all times to do
my full duty as a member of this committee,
representing all the Democrats
of this State, and now I propose to discharge
that duty by moving that we
proceed to tabulate the returns and
declare the results."
Report of Subcommittee.
Following is the full report of the
subcommittee appointed to investigate
charges of fraud, irregularities, etc., in
connection witn me primary ui August
Columbia, S. C., Oct. 1, 1912.
To the State Democratic Executive
Committee?The committee appointed
by you to investigate the primary election
held for the nomination of State
officers on August 27, and especially in
relation to the office of governor, respectfully
report that upon entering
upon the work assigned this committee
realized that there were only three
sources of probable information, to
First. The evidence furnished by the
Second. The information coming
from the public generally.
Third. The evidence to be gotten
from the records of the Democratic
From the first source we have received
The reasons for this are stated in
the letter which is filed herewith, and
were also stated orally by counsel for
the contestant, Judge. Jones. No evidence
was offered by him.
From the public we realized that we
could expect general charges and specific
instances if the public should be
1 asked to co-operate and to send in affidavits,
provided there should be anything
to report. To give the public
thorough opportunity to do so the
{chairman called on the public generally
to furnish information ?.nd gave
two weeks for this to be done, a...d a
good many responses were male, aU
of which are hereby transmitted to
From the public records the most reliable
evidence must come. In order
i 10 get ims Lilt; CUUHCJ uuail U1CU auu
i members of the executive committees
! were called upon to furijish copies of
| club rolls and poll lists, and the newspapers
were asked to publish the poll
lists that the public might have an
opportunity to see who had voted and
Report to this committee. To collect
these and check and arrange thtrn so
as to show whether they were regular
jar irregular was a big unaertaling,
but through two subcommittees it
| was undertaken, and the result ' rill
be stated below. See Exhibit "A.'
Some Chairmen fiefused Atf.
Some of the county chairmen refused
to do anything, some did not even
answer the inquiries and requests, I
some represented that there was no
fraud in their counties and others sent
in copies of the poll lists and club
rolls. The newspapers when tendered
the poll lists generally published them,
and in some instances lj;id. the copies
made up and published them, fcr
which this committee especially tenders
them its thanks.
After devoting two weeks to getting
the club rolls and poll lists and en-(
deavoring to check up and arrange
them and in waiting for the public to
report all cases of wrong doing the
committee met at Spartanburg on the i
24th of September to take evidence as j
to conditions rewaled by the thorough
work done there by a sub-committee
of the county executive committee appointed
in pursuance of the request of
this State committee and resolution
then passed and continued up to the
meeting fteicl.
We wish to commend the subcommittees
?jf Spartanburg, Greenville,
Greenwood and Anderson counties for
the thorough and painstaking work <
which they did in this cause and to 1
say that they showed a determination j
to get at the facts whether they sus-j<
tained or refuted the political views of |
the members. Their reports and trail-! (
scripts of the records are herewith
submitted.* (
The committee went from Spartan- '
burg to Greenville and from Green-, ]
ville to Anderson and took such evi-j >
ience as was available, but it desires i
to call attention to the difficulties of; ]
its work, it has no power to swear j*
? ? rn ! I
Willi eSaCS OX iu icquuc mem iu
tend or testify; it had no power to 1
require county committees to send up *
copies of records, and county and *
club officers refused in many instances j;
to do so; it could detect wrong doingM
only from the records, as it was not |
possible to investigate 44 counties and;;
interview the voters or any number of}
them to ascertain if there were ru11101
s, nor could it require the rumors j'
to be verified by the oath of parties
supposed to know the facts. It could j1
only diligently consult the records, j'
which would not be likely to be in con- i
dition to reveal the wrong, and call 1
on the public to furnish the evidence,:'
the contestant having announced that!,
he had none to furnish.
Big: Vote Suspicious.
The first circumstance to arouse
suspicion was the eno*rmous increase j,
in the vote over vote of former years, j
Applying the rule that ther>- is one;
voter to five inhabitants to the census
of 1910 it appeared that in 19.10 there j
wej'e only about 140,000 white voters
in the State, and as a little in excess j
of t number voted and it was well;
know i .iat many voters failed to vote
rho nihlir* nfltnrallv concluded that!
there had been a system of fraudulent I
voting generally adopted which would
vitiate the whole election, and this
suspicion seemed well founded.
The chairman took up the matter
with the national census department
and procured a statement from the director,
which is submitted herewith, j
being Exhibit "I" of the testimony. It j
shows that there were in 1910, 164200!
white m*en of voting age in the State; ;
that in 1900 there were 129,276. The
white voting population, ther fore, in-,
creased in ten years 34.924, or at 'he
rate of 3.492 ppr annum Therefore,
lor the two years from M. y, 1 i?1 u, to
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you have white voters in the State,
111,18-*. This includes only nativeborn
whites and those foreign-borr
who are naturalized or in process of
naturalization, and, therefore, entitled
to vote under our primary laws.. The
margin of 30,000 votes considering the
great interest taken in the election
and the fact that clerks, and sheriffs
were being elected in most counties,
and that these elections bring out the
vote most generally, is probably ample,
and what appeared at first to be
an unmistakable badge of widespread
fraud is fully explained.
The vote derived from the county
records developed four classes of
fraudulent or irregular circumstances:
Alleged Frauds Classified.
1. Men voted who were not on the
club roll or whose names were placed
^ ^ o tr 1 r*r?
lliCi C Ull LUC uaj UI &1V/VUUU.
2. Men appeared to have voted twice
Dr oftener under the same name.
3. Men not entitled to vote even if
mrolled have voted.
4. The managers failed to do their
luty, either as to being sworn themselves
or as to swearing the voters or
n other respects, such is counting
State tickets put in county boxes.
As to the first, there was little or
ao excuse for men voting who?"
allies were not on the club roll, and
}uite a number of sucn motaiicco ~
proven by the records and office' s
submitted. Some of those cases were,
lowever, only apparent. For instance
a man called "Cnarlie
.'oi e and is enrolled "W. C. Smith,"
Kiif ir> tVici Viiir-rv At' Irppnincr TiiH I Will
Jlit XXX mv XX c* X x VT vy*. ikvv^/***s - ? _ x
list the clerk puts him on the club list
'Charlie Smith," or he may be enrolled
on the club roll in 1908 or 1910,
and when the names are brought forvvard
he is inadvertently or otherwise
Dmitted. He comes to vote, and having
[lo.ie all he could, the officers let him
vote rather than let their carelessness
disfranchise him. But these are only
exceptional cases. In most instances
the voting, when not on the club roll,
is a wilful 'disregard of the rules of
the party by both the voter and the
managers, and all such votes should
be discarded. The number cf these instances
is not large.
Several 01 Same Name.
As to the second class, in every
county almost there are two or three
men of identical names, sometimes
more. The fact that a man of the
same name appears to have voted at
two precincts or twice at one precinct
raises a presumption rather that there
were two men of the same name than
that one man voted twice in his own
name. Under the vicious system of
managing our club rolls, wherein anybody
can have names enrolled, and the
same man may have his name on two
or more club roils at once, a rascal
nmy go to a club and impersonate another
man and vote in his name, while
that other man has voted at another
precinct and is unaware of the use
maue jl' h.'cj name, and in tir's way
repeaters may occasionally operate in
srch a way a's to make one'name ap"fur
twice; but o^di.arily they fcllov
h top po'-rse 01 voting in a nam-3
ricutiousiy enrolled or in the name of
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Paper Whi
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Removed with MOLES'
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face of the skin. And th
ii t . i./i
trace or scar win oe ten.
rectly to the MOLE or W
pears in about six days, k
the skin smooth and natu
MOLESOFF is put up <
Each bottle is. neatly packe
full directions, and contains en
ten ordinary MOLES or WAR
n f^TT A T? A MT*"RR if i
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WART, we will promptly refu
Department B188
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British and American Mortgage Company,
Limited, Plaintiff,
_ against
Sidney B. Aull,v The Whittaker-Harvey
Company, E. A. Beall & Com
pany, Coe-Mortimer uompany, me
Bank of Columbia, South Carolina
Loan and Trust Company, J. J.
Langford, the Southern Cottoa Oil
Company, Mercer S. Bailey and
William J. Bailey, as partners un^der
the firm name of M. S. Bailey
& Son, Defendants.
Pursuant to an order or tne court
herein, I will sell to the highest bidder
before the court house at Newberry,
South Carolina, within the legal
hours of sale, on Monday, the 7th day
Df UCtODer, lyiz, me same ucmg aaicday,
the following property, to wit:
All that tract or plantation of land
situate and being in Township No. 5,
said State and county, containing one
hundred and ninety-two and onehalf
(192 1-2) acres, more or less,
bounded on the north by lands of Mrs.
S. B. Aull, east by lands of Mrs. S. B.
Aull and W. E. Merchant, south by
lands of Joseph Epting, and west by
lands of Joseph Epting.
Terms of sale: Onethird of the purchase
money to be paid in cash, the
balance in two equal annual instal1
- ' J oolfi
ments, v/itft interest irom uav ui oaiC
at the rate of seven per cent, per annum.
the credit portion to be secured
by i ?>nd of the purchaser and mortgage
of the premises sold; the bond
and mortgage to contain a stipulation
for ten per cent, attorney's fee in case
the same shall be collected by suit or
put in the hands of an attorney for
collection; with option to the pur"
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chaser to anticipate payment >n wuuie
or in part; purchaser to pay for papers
and recording same.
H. H. Rikarrj,
Master Xew'oerry County.
September 12, 1912.
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d in a plain case, accompanied by
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