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a person who had moved away, so that I
the same name does not appear twice
in connection with any such transactions.
These remarks are illustrated by our
experience in Greenville, Spartanburg
and Anderson. At Anderson we had
a list of names apparently* repeaters,
? in which many names appeared twice,
and one as high as eight times. In
calling the 78 instances in which this
occurred before a representative An-|
derson audience of probably 200 people j
over 50 per cent, were instantly rec-j
ognized by parties in the audience and
affidavits voluntarily given of the iden?
^ * < <* n y.j'
tity and bona fides of tne arnerem
f parties of the same name at the different
precincts.
On the other hand, at Central Box at
Greenville, where about 750 votes were
? cast, a painstaking and expensive investigation
was made to ascertain the
identity of the voters, and when every
i means were exhausted there were 128
votrs who have not been found, and
at last two of them were dead men.
If repeating was done to any great
extent it was done in that way, voting
in the name of people who were dead
or moved away or never existed, but
the names were placed on the club roll
for the very purpose of using them in
that way.
>ot Entitled to Vote.
Third, people not entitled to vole j
voting. A good many instances of this j
were shown by the affidavits submit- j
ted. These consisted of minors, men j
not in the State long enough, men who I
low live in Georgia and negroes.
We desire to call attention to the
two last classes. Non-residents seemed
to have voted freely at Bath, in Aiken
county, and, in pome instances, are
found elsewhere.
Xegroes were allowed to vote in violation
of the rule-? in a irany
'counties, and if this :s ?iot stopped \?e
may as well abandon the primary and
* allow everybody to run Ui the geueial
election, as the colored man will have
a voice anyhow.
Fourth. Managers at Bath, S. C-, ]
| were not sworn, and the. managers at
jr * Cold Springs, Abbeville county, were
not sworn, nor did they swear the voters
at Cold Springs or Antreville on
August 27. The votes cast in those
precincts are embraced in those classed
below as questioned.
In Wrong Boxes.
There were a good many votes for
State officers put in county boxes and j
counted by the managers. This may i
have been honest, but it is easy for j
? one interested in a State officer to)
vote for such officers in both boxes and |
get counted twice. All instances of j
this are classed below as questioned
votes. See Exhibit "A."
Tlie said list contains all the votes
questioned by any statement reaching
us. Many of them are explained and
many are mere duplication of names
<by the fact tiiat more than one person
of the same name voted in the same
county. There is no proof before us
as to the candidate for whom the alleged
irregular votes were cast
As to fraud. Fraud may have existed.
The opportunity to commit it
from the fact that no identification is
necessary, either to be enrolled%>r to
vote, no proof except the assertion of
the alleged voter that he is "qualified
to enroll, is required, and no statement
of his place of residence or occupation
is required to be stated with his enrolt
ment, and nothing but the statement j
of the name that is on the club roll j
Tvhpn hp presents himself!
Aa x
to tiie managers to vote, ail open the j
door to the grossest fraud. The fact, \
also, that it is almost impossible to\
detect it when once committed is an j
invitation to go into it and win and !
then be secure from detection.
Take the- present case; a great hue
and cry of fraud was raised and a
committee appointed to investigate the
whole State and produce results. They
must do it at once, and apparent delay
? was severely criticised, while all the
| while in those counties where mostj
f , fraud was charged the committee had '
good subcommittees at work skilfully
and diligently endeavoring'to detect
the fraud. What was the result? In
Greenville in one box one hundred
and twenty-eight (128) votes were
found cast by somebody under names!
of people who have not been found af-;
coarfh Proha.hlv fraudu- I
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lent; but who did it? The poll list!
shows the names used.; but who are'
th?y? You are against a stone wall; j
you can not lay your hand on one of the {
^ men; and the fact that your rules invift
such and that your committee is
without power and that the cry can
skilfully be turned on the committee,
all make it easy for the fraud to be
committed and impossible to be de- j
tee ted. j
Declare Cost Prohibitive.
The fact, also, that to bring the
"work down to that point in Greenville'
with the force there used in only one
box in two weeks shows that the cost
, of investigating fully would be prohihitivp
and thp time required would be j
| such as to make it impossible. We, I
I therefore, as to that, report that in I
the time we have had and the help that
I ? the public and such of the county com-1
f mittees as responded at all have rendered,
we have no proof which in our
judgment would reverse the face of
the returns as published and which
are now in the hands of the committee;
and we understand the law to be |
that they are presumed to be correctj
until that presumption is overthrown i
by proof.
As to Orangeburg county, reports1
coming to this committee rendered it |
necessary to send two of its members'
there to investigate the disappearance
of the poll lists of said county, and
* -' ?^ r\ynr\ Kro nnHor fVlD
meir r^pun cmuiavtu
head of "Orangeburg county" in the
list hereto attached and is the report
of this committee as to the transactions
there discussed.
We do not think it is possible or!
profitable, in view of the results obtained
to pursue the investigation any
further, and ask that we be discharged
from connection with the same.
We recommend that the State exc.~
?nmmittoo r>nll n fori vent inn of
VULi>C V.V/limiiCivv
the State Democracy la+e next August j
when o political campaign is on to;
construct a new constitution and rules
^ 'which shall require such method of <
Bk identification of the voter as shall ren-j
fcler repeating or other fraudulent
A DAK MOTORIST
IS KILLED IN CRASH
DAVID BRUCE-BROWN LOSES LIFE
AT MILWAUKEE.
Tire Blews Out Wlile Car is Making
Speed of 90 Miles an Hour?
Mechanician Injured.
Milwaukee, Oct. 1.?David BruceBrown,
wealthy young New York
sportsman, lost his life^ and his
mechanician, Tony Scudalari, was fatally
injured as the result of an accident
on the new Wauwatosa automobile
race course today on the eve of
the eighth running of the Vanderbilt
cup race.
.druce-Brown was driving his highpowered
Fiat car 90 miles an hour j
when a rear left tire blew out. The i
heavy car swerved into a ditch and1
then men and machine were cata- j
puited diagonally across the road and j
into a field. The men were thrown j
plpar of the car which was hurled j
high into the air. It fell a tangled j
heap of wreckage.
Bruce-Brown's skull was fractured,!
his left leg was broken and he suffer- |
ed internal injuries. The top of Scu-!
qalari's skull was crushed, his right i
arm broken and his body seriously (
torn.
Died in Hospital.
The daring young driver died at
Trinity hospital of hemorrhage of the
brain three hours after the accident,
having only partly regained consciousness
for a few minutes. Surgeons had
trephined his skull on both sides in
an effort to save his life.
Caleb Bragg, Bruce-Brown's ciose
friend, Ralph De Palma, Teddy ,Tetzlaff
and other well known drivers
stood weeping in the hospital corridor,
as Bruce-Brown was wheeled from
the operating room to a private ward.
The hospital authorities .withheld news
of his death for an hour.
According to Bragg, an experienced
automobile race driver, the narrow
course here was partly responsible
for the death of Bruce-Brown. He
says that on a wider road the young
driver could have righted the car after
it had swerved when the tire blew
out.
Was Terror on Turns.
Much of Bruce-Brown's fame came
by his ability to take turns at speed!
other drivers feared and was to a j
large extent responsible for his rise j
irom neiper in tne jnai cauip uunug
the first rimning of the Grand Prix
race at Savannah to pilot of the winning
car in the renewal of the same
race two years later over the same
course.
Exceptions to the statements that
the narrow course was largely responsible
for the accident were taken
by officers of the Milwaukee Automobile"
Dealers' association under
whose auspices the races here are to
be run. Referee A. R. Hardington
also declared the blame for the accident
could not be placed on the
course.
"The accident was unavoidable,"
said Mr. Hardington, "and the track
is nowise to blame. It is in excellent
condition. The casting of the
tire would have upset any machine
traveling at tliat speed no matter how
Qvool 1 on f- tho Ail r?P
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Had Set Record.
The accident occurred while BruceBrown
was a few yards behind Teddy
Tetzlaff in another Fiat car. BruceBrown
bad just driven the fastest
lap of the day's trials and had set a
new record of five minutes, 58 8-10
seconds for the 7.8 mile course. He
was endeavoring to better this record
and had just attempted to pass Tetzlaff
when the crash came.
Tetzlaff declared he did not hear
the tire explode but missed BruceBrown
behind liim as lie slowed down
to take the "graveyard" turn. Tetzlaff
at once reported "Brown's out" to
patrol judges at tne sianas. .Meanwhile
Geo. Clark, one of the Mercedes
drivers, discovered the plight of
Bruce-Brown and Scudalari and telephoned
for an ambulance from a nearby
farm house, after giving first aid
to the injured man.
Send for Mother.
While the surgeons were working
over Bruce-Brown at the hospital, a
half-dozen friends of the young driver
were makmg -repeated efforts to reach
hi<; mother hv loner distance telephone
at Mrs. Bruce-Browa's country place,!
Islip, Long Island, and at her town
house in east Seventieth street, New
York. Messages were sent to Brown's
brother in New Yor"k, and to other
relatives. Ton'iglit advices were received
here stating that Mrs. BruceBrown,
accompanied by other relatives,
had started for Milwaukee.
Bruc^-Brown had been in Milwaukee
only two hours and 20 minutes
when the accident occurred. He arrived
from New York, accompanied
by his manager, W. W. Kliesrata, and.
Caleb Bragg. Today was the first time
he had gone around the course since
the early trials more than a week ago.
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He was greatly interested in preparing
for Saturday's Grand Prix
race, the only event in which he was
entered. He had won the American
Grand Prix twice at Savannah and
had hoped to win it again this year
which would have made him permamethods
of voting impossible, or at
least difficult and dangerous.
And we, also, recommend that the
legislature take action along the same
line and provide severe punishment
for any one violating the statutes regulating
r>rimnriefi and eive the- execu
tive committees of poltical parties
power to investigate and call for papers
and examine and swear witnesses
and punish for contempt, and thus give
the party power to protect itself.
And we, also, recommend that wherever
the vote shows violation of the
statutes now in effect the members of
the executive committee and the respective
county chairmen do request
the solicitor to prosecute tlie same in
their respective counties.
All <Ji WHICH it^pCtUUJl.V SUUilJll"
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Cole's Hot E
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attention. It will
Open the dra
in the night befori
Burns Soft C
fuel goes further
make of stove.
Your attentio:
? art,
I IIM IHI Ill III IIIIIIP III Mil?
"For several
Heater on the gu;
"1?A saving of one-third in ft
size, with soft coal, slacl
'*2?That Cdte^s Hot Blast w
space than any base bar
"3?That the rooms can bo he;
.jwith the soft coal or hair
.**4?That the stove ViEl hold
uoftf Mcocay mcmucg.
; This remarks
you if you conten
Years of use ]
heat, for holding
down your coal b
Come in and
every other stove:
No other mv
Heater |M a
Nearly ilC
as Good.
nent holder of the American Grand
Prix cup.
Although only 25 years old, BruceBrown
was one of the best knowa
automobile race drivers in the country.
He began "racing in 1907, winning
his novice race at the Empire
City track. In 1908 he ran away from
school and acted as mechanician for
the late Emanuel Cedrino at Ormond
Beach, Fla. Here Bruce-Brown broke
the one-mile amateur stra'igbt-away
record held by Whl K. Yanderbilt, Jr?
Bruce-Brown's time being 2:3 3-5 seconds.
Won Many Races.
The same year he won the .Sfcin.gle
Tlill climb at New Haven, Conn., aad
in 1909 lowered his amateur mark to
33 flat at Ormond Beach, FlaM while
he also won the Sir Thomas De-roar
cup and broke the world's ten-mile
straight-away record. He won the
riionf r\Ac-noir TJTill filimh RATTIP
vjrionv V?W
season.
In 1911 he was third in the 500mile
race at Indianapolis. His two
most brilliant victories were in the
Grand Prix race at Savannah in 1:910
and 1911. The former he won with
a Benz car and last season with the
same Fiat in which he met death.
In the French Grand Prix this year
Bruce-Brown won the first leg of the
two days' event and finished third,
but was disqualified for taking on
gasoline outsiae a regular sLauun. xu
1910 he was obliged to turn professional
to drive with fast company. In
spite of the fact that he lias made a
great deal of money in racing, he
drove principally for sprt.
Leaves for Milwaukee.
New York, Oct 1.?Mns. R. A.
Bruce-Brown, mother of the dead automobile
driver, left for Milwaukee at
4 o'clock this afternoon before receiving
news of her son's death. She
is a wealthy widow. E. R. Hollender,
president of the Fiat Sales company,
said tonight he received a telephone
.message from Caleb Bragg, one of
Bruce-Brown's fellow drivers, declar
ins mill mi' acciiu'iii was uuc iu n"
imperfect track.
EXECUTIVE SALE.
On October 12, 1912, at 3 0 a. m., at
Prosperity, S. C., as executor, I will
sell the following personal property:
Household goods, farming implements,
house and lot and out buildings in the
J -
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ikfast Rooi
Slast Heater maintains a c
fire from Saturday night
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1D1U IIiC UVC1 illglll Willi J
fts in the morning and the
z. No other stove does tl:
oal, Slack, Siftings, Hard
and gives you more com
n is called to the unparalle
Hot Bias
rrnoro XT-A o 1 ifVinriTPrl <
y CUi O VV v? iiu?u UUU1^*^WV? irantee
as follows:
lei over any lower draft stove of the same
k. or lignite.
ill use less harl coal for heating a given
ner made with *:be same size fire pot.
ated from one to two hours each morning
d coal pat in the stcve the evening before.fire
with soft ?c*3 from Saturday sight
tble guarantee from the n
lplate buying a heating sto
has proven that no heaterfire,
requiring so little a
1*1 i
ill one-third to onte-nair.
I examine Cole's Original
manufacturer.; Price $12.<
wberry H
town of Prosperity, lot containing one
and one-eighth acres, on McNary
street. Terms of sale cash. Purchaser
to pay for papers. Eight is reserved
to sell house and lot ac private
sa,le. - S. D. Duncan,
_J Executor.
BIDS INVITED.
Th.e undersigned trustees of Silverstreet
School District will receive bids
for the erection of a two-story brick
school house in said district Plans and
onawfiM+irmfi mfl.v hp seen bv calling
cm any one of the undersigned trustees,
or E. H. Aull, County Superintendent
of Education, bids to be filed
on or before October 1, 1912. Right
reserved to reject any or all bide.
T. M. WertE,
Silverstreet, R. F. D. 2.
G. W. Suber,
Silverstreet, R. F. D. 2.
H. C. Late,
Silverstreet.
NOTICE.
The annual meeting of the stockholders
of Oakland Cotton Mills will
be held at the office of the mills, Newberry,
S. C., Thursday, October 10,
11912. at 10 o'clock a. m.
J. X. McCaughrin,
COLLECTION OF TAXES.
Notice is hereby given that the taxes
of the. Town of Newberry, South Carolina,
will be due and payable at the
office of the Clerk and Treasurer, from
October 15, 1912, to November 30,
1912. A penalty of 10 per cent, will
be charged on all taxes not paid prior
to December 1.
j J. R. SCURRY,
Clerk and Treasurer, Newberry, S. C.
10-1-td.
NOTICE OF REGISTRATION FOR
; MUNICIPAL ELECTION FOR THE
[ TOWN OF NEWBERRY, SOUTH
( \ KULl^Ai
Notice is hereby given that the books
of registration of voters for the town
of Newberry, S. C., will be opened at
! the office of the clerk and treasurer,
in the opera house, from the first day
of October, 1912, until the thirtieth
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until Monday morning (
less coal than any other st
; rooms are quickly heatei
lis.
Coal or Lignite. One to
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fort than two tons, using
led statement made by th
at n i
i fieannq
>ur Agents to sell* Cole's 1
"5?A uniform heat day and night, wit
-?6?That every stove will remain absc
"7?That the feed-door is and will rema
' *8?That the Anti-Puffing Draft will pre
"All we ask is that the stove shall be
and connected with a good fine.
"(Signed) COLE MANUFi
(Makers of the Orig
fVue rtrvrrA ellAll
UI llliS Oiuvc oiiuu
ve.
-at twice the price?equ;
Mention, never giving tr<
Hot Blast which is now
DO and upward, according
ardware
day of November, 1912, both days inclusive
(Sundays excepted), between
the hours of 9 o'clock in the forenoon
and 5 o'clock in the afternoon. J. R.
Scurry has been appointed supervisor
of registration. Only such persons as
register as herein provided for shall
be allowed to vote at the regular town
election tojbe held on the 10th day of
December, 1912, and at special elections
to be held in ihe town of Newnovt
twolvp months
11 UC1 I J UUllllg LUt UVAb
The production of a certificate of
registration from the board of registration
to vote in a polling precinct
within the incorporate limits of the
town of Newberry, proof of residence
in the municipality for four months
! preceding the annual election for the
year 1912, and the payment of all taxes
assessed him, due and collectible for
the previous fiseai year, are necessary
to entitle the applicant to register.
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ay oraer 01 me iuwu uuuutu
Town of Newberry, S. C., on the 27th
day of September, 1912.
J. J. Langford,
Attest: Mayor.
J. R. Scury,
C. & T.
COLLECTION OF TAXES.
The tax oooks of Newberry countty
will open for the collection of taxes
for the fiscal year commencing Jan-^
uary 1, 1912, the loth day of October,
1912, and will remain open without
penalty until the 31st day of December,
1912. Upon all taxes paid after
the 31st of December, 1912, and befor
the first day of February, 1913,
a penalty of one per cent, will be added;
upon all taxes paid during the i
month of February, 1913, a penalty of
one per cent, will be added, and from 1
the 28th day of February, 1913, to the
1 1Q1Q. irm1iiciv<s nn I
J.JJLU U<x? ui i?i<a.iv^u, J..J 1.<J, .liv.u-,, .
additional penalty of five per cent,
will be added.
The following is the levy:
lib?
BttfiSBimBHIBiHHHiHnHB
>mfortabIe
; Before
steady even heat. -J ,
'48 hours) without J
:ove. ?o
d with the fuel put j1
n of either kind of ,
; any other kind or M
e manufacturer of H
I Stove
. 1 i
Original Hot Blast
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h soft coal, bard coal or lignite. riutely
air-tight as long as osed. i
in smoka and dnst-prooi. j
svent puffing. - 3
operated according to directions $ tCTURING
CO., Not Inc.,i
;inal Patented Hot Blast Stove.)
?
Id be of interest to
als it for radiating
ouble, and cutting . !
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imitated by nearly.
[ to size.
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phre ?
fl Original .
I A Patented .
I .11 Features
VV# Make Ha
Fuel Saver.
Mills.
i For State purposes..
i For ordinary county purposes 3%
. For special, county court house.. Vz
ev**. cno/iiol -cinlHne- fnnri loan
J." V/X OpV/ViUA uwuvv
i For constitutional school tax 3
For roads and bridges 1
Except the following localities^
where- an additional railroad tax has been
levied, viz:
Township No. 1 2 .
Township No'. S 3
Township No. 9... .2?
And except the following school dis- tricts,
where special school tax has
been levied, viz:
No. 1, Newberry 5 (
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| No. 14, Prosperity 07*
No. 10, Utopia 1
No. 20, Big Creek 2
No. 26, Pomaria 3
No. 30, Little Mountain 10%
No. 35, Excelsior 2
No. 39, Chappells 2
. No. 52, Whitmire 4
No. 56, Zion 2
No. 45, Trinity 2
No. 49, Deadfall 2
No. 41, Dominick 2
No. 58, Silverstreet 4
No. 51, Trilby 2
A poll tax of $1.00 has been levied
on all male citizens between the ages
of 21 and 60 years, except those exempt
by law.
A tax of 50 cents each is levied on
-11 J
an uugs.
Persons liable to road duty may pay
a commutation tax of $2.00, from the
15th of October, 1912, to the 31st day
of December, 1912.
Note change in dates for paying
commutation tax. No commutation
tax received after December 31, 1912.
All taxpayers remember all property
has been listed separately, and
please see that you have a receipt for
each piece of property so listed.
JOHN L. EPPS, ?
, County Treasurer.
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