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?Be Jost and Vtmt not?L*x aB the ?od? Thon Alros t at he thy Country's, Thy God's and Truth's."
THE TRUE SOUTHRON, Established Jnne, ie<SJ
Consolidated Au*. 3,1881.
Vol. XXXIV. No. 32.
Sltsuuion |?i surli Tliat (iuard* Will
Be Needed to Proteet Pro|>erty-?
Settlement 0f the Trouble Is Dim
eult ?ml Mm Call for an t'mplro.
Washington. June II,?Naval offi?
cer* are clearly of the opinion that
their task of policing eastern Cuba
will be a long one. for today's orders
?how that colliers are being made
reedy to carry coal and other supplies
to the vessels In Cuban waters suffi?
cient to meet their needs for many
weeks to come. The collier Hector
Is scheduled to leave Hampton Roads
nest Monday for Key West and prob?
ably will proceed from there to Ouan
Uiamo. The collier Celtic also Is
usder orders to leave Boston within
a fortnight and her cruise also. In all
probability, will end at Ouantanamo.
The little aunboat Petrel new on
her way from New Orleans will re?
ceive orders at Key West directing her
to Cuban ports. Aside from these ad?
ditions, the navy department docs not
contemplate ordering any more ships
to Cuba Just now or at all unlesj the
disorders should extend far beyond
the present limits. Thst this may be
the case Is Indicated by a report from
the commander of the gunboat Padu
csh that great uneasiness exists at
Santiago and In that vicinity, while
the reports of the early day were of
f ruinous movements on the part of
r*e Insurrectie and of appeals for
help from plantation owners. From
one source came a rumor, thai touch?
ed the Integrity of the Cuban govern?
ment, to the effect that Cuba itself
had fostered the Insurrection for ce"*
| tsln political purposes, but that the
movement hsd gotten beyond Its con?
trol. The state department declares
It knows nothing to confirm this ru?
mor, huj It Is certsln that the report
Is widely current on the south coast
of Cuba.'
There was more talk today at the
war department about the advisabil?
ity of sending some army olhcer of
high rank to Cuba to make an Impar?
tial Investigation there and if pos?
sible to set ss Intermediary In re?
storing peace between the factions.
In addition to the name of Oen. Wood,
which was first broached yesterdhy.
thst of Judge Advocate General Knoeh
? rowder has been brought forward.
He performed valuable service In
Cuba while the Island was under
American occupation and practically
renovated the entire Judicial systei i.
As It H, the common belief that It is
In the end. Intervention in Cuba Is a
necessity there must be sweeping
changes In the organic law of the re?
public to guard against the recurrence
of th? conditions which have made
the present Insurrection possible. For
thl? reason Oen. Crowder's friends
hsve urged that his legal ability would
peculiarly fit hbn for the position of
bend of the temporary government
of intervention.
< I.Htks W ANT A < TIANCF.
Many Bu?dne?*, Men slid Clerk:* in Fa?
vor of Store* ClotUng for Few Hours
on <Wm|Milgii Bay.
The reporter for The Item ggf been
I nub- ?.y unite a number of
business men an 1 clerks lately who
have a'ked him to say something in
th*? paper a beast I M stores closing for
a coupln of hours or some time like
that on , in palgn day ?o that all of
tho*#? who w.iuld otherwise b? unable
to hear the gj eg hes of the candl
1 < can g'-t i cha n? ?? b h- ?r at
ggSSt some sjf the speeches.
In Mew of the fact that Politics
sr?* unusuall.- interesting this real
and au?v ci many people ire vital?
ly Interested In the men who are
standing for office, this idea of ( los?
ing th? stores for a few gOtirf gg
campaign da* seems to be a good
one. Bggge of thy clerk*. or no r
? haut-? who ha\?. -uggc*tcd this pl.t n
of action can b??st o ? ompllsb Ihelr
#nd by taking around a petition and
getting the pjsOfl hggti to sign it. It
i? pro. ?bie that the lash will not be
a hard on*\ as so man\ are willing
? . . lose their stores. ami a great
nianv of the voters of the town will
In this way get Its] chance to barn
mor#? of UM men who are running for
ofTh e.
The merchant* |ft*)gge*tVOI would
not l?rs?- anything by closing their
||gfejg) If all Would agree to -Ign the
petition. The jip. e.b.-* of most RstOf?
est sre those |g gg m ob- by the gu
h-material candidates iml every
I idi g tntf In he ir UMjgf ??"! Ihe
sgafsji win have to ??e gigged Mttle
gsjgf an hOttf while thev are spe.iklnr.
mac him: ran GOVKBJf
mf. NT.
idcul. Ha/adhurst and \. L. Wei h
Fell to Death When Wings of Iii.
plane ( rumple,! up?They Were
Trying to Rise Two Thousand Fvcl
In Ten Minutes.
College Park, June 11.?Another
fearful toll was taken by aviation to?
night when the mutilated bodies of
Lieut. Leighton W. Hazelhurst, Jr.,
Seventeenth infantry, I*. S. A., and
Alfred L. Welch, a professional avi?
ator, in the employ of the Wright
brothers, were taken from under the
debris of a collapsed biplane. The ac?
cident occurred when they were at?
tempting to make the test required by
the government in a machine con?
tracted for by the war department.
Although an army hoard was imme?
diately appointed to determine the
cause of the accident, it is probable
that the real cause of the machine's
failure never will be known. The
crash came so suddenly and unexpect?
edly that the two men met their death
without being able to make a single
move to arrest their fall.
Seven army Myers were among the
score of spectators, but they can not
explain the accident.
It was shortly after 6 o'clock that
the Wright machine was run out In
front of the long l!ne of hingers. For
sever] guyi AVlMOf Welch. whose
home is in this c'ty. had been busy
demon.-f iting the aeroplane. All of
the war department's requirements
had been met except a climb of 2,000
feet within 10 minutes, carrying a
load of 4n0 pounds. Welch knew the
machine was capable of making the
test, for it had been tested at Dayton.
Ohio, by Orville Wright before It was
taken to College Park, and he had
been made Impatient by several fail?
"I'm going to make that clfmb to?
night or know tbe reason why." he
said, as he began to tune up. "I am
tired of fooling.' be added.
A few minutes later he announced
that he was ready. Ideut. Hazelhurst
followed Welch Into the machine,
taking the p-issensjers seat. The aero?
plane went off steadily and flew the
length of the field rising 200 feet. As
It was turned towards the group of
army officer* before the hingers
Welch dipped sharply to indicate to
the officials' that he was ready for the
stiff climb.
The dip caused to wing about 7.".
feet of the ground. and it then
straightened out sharly. too quickly
the observing flyers thought. With?
out warning the aluminum wings
crumpled or collapsed upward so that
they almost met above the engine.
The machine dropped, then turned
her no.e toward th* earth and dived.
The a", ident occurred about 1.000
feet front the hangers, and when the
first witness reached the wreck It
was seen that both of the men were
dead. Welch was burled In the d e?
bris, but the body of Hazelhurst had
been catapulted 20 feet away after
the machine struck. Welch's clothes
wer.- practically torn from his body,
which was bruised and battered.
Hazelhurst'.* skull was fractured, and
bis he;o] badly disfigured.
Denth to both of the men probably
had i.n Instantaneous,
gfany RSI* features were embodied
In the machine evolved as a result
of Orville Wright's experiments at
Kill Devi! Hill. X. C, last Stimmer.
Th, Wright brothers always built
eomparntlvely slow ei ft. but the gov?
ernment required that the new ma
chin.- Should make 4f> miles an hour.
\t its trial several days ggo, r.o.s mllei
? 11 attained, it was estimated ih.it
it was making II miles an hour when
th?- f.t.ti plnng. came. The wings ..f
lbs eraff were nf nlumlnum Instead
of canvas, buj in gppearanee it w;?s
much iii<?> lbs earlier machines,
IMH.lt I iti I'oitr FOB may.
Number of Xiie^t*. Fine* and Days
seeiircd by INdire During Mm.
The following report made al ihs
sound] meeting Tuesday nlghl shows
th it th? polles have ndl been
galaep during tin- pasl month:
I ?fth ei :
I, k. Bradford
ii Q, m> Kagen
.i. m Darn leg .
A. D. < >wSM . .
T. I*. W.rd
w i \i< Kagen
<;. D. Hatebell
iv Cllaglo-r
\ 11 ests Fines I bsys
, . 1 $.'.0.00
1 171,60 128
. !? tl?00
. . 7 :i4.r?o SO
. . 1n?:?.*.'? 110
|| 71.00 270
.. ?; 11f. 10
. a g(O0 100
Tot ? !
m $K14.r,0 S00
oalns Ma<i?? Yosicniay Give ^President
loi Delegeitee Awarded by Commit?
tee Since Beeelon Hegau?Day Saw
Sharp Interchanges Between Room'
vett supia>rtors and Taft Members.
Chicago, June 11.?One delegate
for Col, Rosevelt. the tirst awarded
him since the national committee
began the hearing of contest cases
last Friday, and 17 for President Taft
were the net results of today's ses?
sion of the Republican national com?
mittet?. In all 101 delegates have
been accorded President Taft since
the committee commenced its hear?
ings. The one placed in the Roose?
velt column was D. C. Edwards from
the Eleventh district of Kentucky.
The Taft forces on the commltee re?
fused by a vote of 33 to 19 to seat
both Of the Roosevelt delegates whose
places were contested, but agreed to
to a split which gave Col. Roose?
velt and President Taft each one del?
egate from the district.
The half victory for Col. Roosevelt
came at the end of a day in which all
of the other much-discussed contests
from Kentucky had been decided in
President Taft*i favor. In some of
these the Roosevelt men had ac?
quiesced; In others they mustered a
vote of from 11 to 17 against the Taft
Senator Borah, the most active
Roosevelt adherent in the committee,
protested against the division of the
Eleventh district delegates:
"There is no justice in it." he de?
clared. "If one is given both should
Arthur I. Vorys of Ohio had made
the motion to seat the divided delega?
tion. John O. Capers. Senator Borah
and Francis J. Heney led an effort
to adopt n substitute to seat both
Roosevelt men. but they could mus?
ter only T9 votes. The split delega
tlOfl was then ununfmously seated.
I President Taft'*-ftVtir contested del?
egates at large from Kentucky, head?
ed by Senator W, O. Rradley. were
seated with only 11 votes in the ne?
gative. He was given the six
from the First. Second and Tenth
districts unanimously.
The contest against the two in the
Fourth district was withdrawn Und
the five from the Seventh, Eighth ard
Eleventh districts were won against
the votes of the Roosevelt forces.
Sharp interchanges between Fran*
els J. Heney of Ban Francisco and
Taft members of the committee char?
acterized the long day's session over
the Kentucky contests. Mr. Heney.
who will appear tomorrow In the
hearing of the California contest, re?
peatedly referred to frauds In Ken?
tucky elections and compared condi?
tions to those that existed in Califor?
nia under Abe Ruef. Early objections
to his remarks were followed late in
the afternoon by sarcastic replies of
"Thanks" from Taft members of the
committee when he criticised their
QOV, Hadley of Missouri, who is to
come before the committee this week
as a Roosevelt contestant from Mis
sour', was also in the committee dur?
ing the day on the proxy of another
Restriction! upon the time of argu?
ment were abandoned in the Ken?
tucky cases today, and all evidence
was heard at length. As a result the
committee tomorrow will begin its
session at o'clock with the prospect
of night sessions for the remainder
of the Week. ?
The committee adjourned at 7.:'..".
alter nine and a half hour- of ion
tin nous work.
The California, Arlsonn ami Louis?
i;inn contests will then be taken up.
(?round PlgltS Heilig Laid out Wcd
nestlg) Morning for Sect nd Hotel.
Wednesday morning Mr. W, Lee
Harbin, the contract! r who secured
the eontrael for the hotcd which is t<>
be erected by Mr. V- L. Jackson, com?
menced laying out his ground plans
t..i th< hotel bullding und work will
begin on the building at once,
The hutiding* Is ? three story one
and will have some flfty-tlvc sleep?
ing room.--, in addition to the other
regular features of ii modern hotel.
The work "ii the building will he
pushed as rapidly a Kpossible In or?
der to ba\e ihe hotel ready by fall.
[slab Pressly, colored, a mal] car?
rier on the Btar route from Kings
tree to Indian tOWn, has been attest?
ed fe>r robbing the mall.
PORTION OF :* 1-2 TO 1.
Manager System Adopted by Vote of
201 to 121; 327 Votes Cast in Flec?
tion. 232 for Commission Form, "2
Against?People Seem Satistied with
Result of Election?School Board
As a result of the election Tuesday
the city of Bumtor will have after an
election on the second Tuesday in
August a new form of city govern?
ment. At tht? election Tuesday the
com million form of city government
won out over the old form by ?.
vote of 252 for to 72 against; the
manager system was also adopted by
a majority of 80.
There was no doubt of the result
of the election after about eleven or
twelve o'clock in the day when it was
clearly noticeable that the vote poll
ed was in favor of a change from the
old system. The only doubt was as
to the majority with which it should
win out. There were many who
thought that the result would bp as
high as fivo to one, and that the
manager system would win three to
one was the prediction of those in
favor of that form of the new gov?
ernment. The exact result was still
in doubt until the last ballot bad been
counted by the managers and the re
suit of the election announced by
There were quite a large number
of persons around the polls all day
and I big crowd gathered around the
place where the managers were count?
ing the votes to hear the result of
the election as soon as it was an?
The total vote cast, as registered on
the list of voters kept by the man?
agers, was 327, but when the votes
were counted in the boxes, it was seen
that 3 24 ballots were in the box on
the form of government and 323 in
the box which was to decide wheth?
er the manager system was wanted or
not. The ballots we.re then counted
and the result declared, 252 for com?
mission form of government and 71
against, and 201 in favor of the city
manager and 121 for the department?
al system.
At the same time the school board
! w;is elected :?s follows, there being no
opposition: L. P. Jennings. A. P.
Harby, J. a. Mood, R, i. Manning;
and Neill O'Ponnell.
I _
Opening of state Campaign mi Evcnl
of Interest All over State.
Many persons from this county
and from surrounding counties will
com*' over to Bumter on June 18th to
hear the candidates in the State
campaign. Report! coming in from
the various places in the surrounding
counties all indicate that the day
will be a big one In politics,
i it was stated Tuesday by a gentle?
man from that place that Summerton
Would be nearly depopulated on cam?
paign day and a gentleman from
Manning stated that that place would
be well represented in Sumter. In
this regard the following from the
Orangeburg Sun will be of interest:
"Several gentlemen ?>f the city are
arranging to get one or two special
coachej to go over t<> Bumter on
next Tuesday to attend the opening
State < impaign meeting. It is
understood that about 100 will g<
in the party and every one will be a
supporter of Go v. Rlease, A special
low rate will be allowed for tin
round trip, and the coaches will bi
attached to the Shoo Fly going and
rel urnlng."
The i nit im i Meeting.
Manning Tinos.
With the opening ol Houth Caro?
lina's county to county campaign ?>t
Sumter on the 18th, and '!>?? llepubli
enn national convention at Chicago
on the same day the newspaper read?
ers everywhere will have u plenty ol
political matter t" digest. We expect
there will be o large attendance at
Bumter on the opening da) when
Jonen and Mease will meet for the
first time t<? have m joint debate, and
many think this initial meeting will
set tio> pace for the future Itlnery,
but we doub| this very much because
it will ti"t I?'* possible, In the time al?
lowed for the speakers, to tell the
voters v. h it they Know of each other
or what they propose ,o do if elected.
The most that can he expected will
be for both candidates to make a
sort of h preliminary skirmish and
warm up later a. the campaign pro?
Member of Lower House Strolled on
Railway Tracks and Was Instantly
Washington, June 11.?Representa?
tive Robert C. Wiekliffe of Louisiana
was run down on the tracks of the
Southern railway in Potomac park to?
day and instantly killed. Mr. Wiek
liffe had been in the habit of taking
long walks daily and was enjoying his
customary stroll when killed. How
he happened to stray on the railroad
tracks has not been cleared up.
The engineer of the train said he
saw the congressman too late to avoid
the accident. Mrs. Wiekliffe was ap?
prised of her husband's death while
watching the proceedings in- the
house. The house later adjourned
out of respect to the memory of the
Southern represetnative, as did the
senate also. Committees from the
two houses of congress were appoint?
ed to attend the funeral.
Remarkable Address] to Convicted
Aiken Mao by Judge Rice.
Alken. June 8.?Today James G.
Belgier, charged with the murder of ;
Polle eman ^Vade Patterson on the
afternoon of the 17th of November,
1911, and convicted yesterday after?
noon of manslaughter, stood up and
received the sentence of the Court:
"Seven years at hard labor in the
State Penitentiary or on the public
works of Aiken County.". This is the
last chapter in one of the most noted
criminal trials ever held in Aiken
County, a trial that consumed prac- j
tlcally the entire week of the Court j
of General Sessions and drew unpar
alleled crowds to the Court House.
When the verdict of manslaughter
was returned yesterday afternoon, at {
5.45. counsel for the defendant gave j
notice of a motion for a new trial
but when the matter was resumed at
12.30 o'clock today W. Q. Davis. Sei-|
gler's father-in-law and an attorney
for the defence, announced to the
Court that after ?lue deliberation,
counsel for the defendant had de?
cided to Withdraw the motion and the i
defendant stood ready for the sen- j
tence of the court.
Some were surprised with this ac- |
tlon on the part of the defence. How- i
ever, it had already been rumored on
the streets this morning that such a
step would be taken.
McKinley Scores Roosevelt.
Chicago. June 10.?-Congressman
William B. McKinley, manager of the
Taft bureau, tonight issued a state?
ment in part as follows:
"By the unanimous vote of the Re?
publican national committee today.
I Including the votes of such well
known supporters of Theodore Roose?
velt as Senator w. E3. Borah, of Ida?
ho; Cecil Lyon, of Texas; Pearl
Wright, of Louisiana, the Taft dele?
gates at large from Indiana were
ordered seated in the coming Repub?
lican National Convention over the
Kooseveit delegates at large, who con*
tested the right to their Seats.
"Following the action of the In
(liana Republican State Convention in
selecting these Taft delegates, Theo?
dore Roosevelt, in a spee< h at the
I auditorium, Marth 21, said:
? 'As I have s;iid. such a primary
contest (New York? is not merely a
farce, but n criminal farce. What
was done in New York is substantial?
ly what was done in Indiana.'
?.May in a written statement Is*
sued at Oyster Bay In reply to Presi?
dent Taft s speech in Baltimore, The?
odore Roosevell further said:
" In Kentucky. Indiana and in
New York city, and elsewhere. Mr.
Taft knows well that the delegates
elected for him represent bare faced
fraud. He stands guilty of conni?
vance and condonation of these
This in a moHl apt illustration of
the unbridled manner In which Mr.
Roosevelt throughout this entire cam?
paign has assailed the Republican
party, its President, its principles and
its leaders everywhere. If Mr Roose?
vell does not have his way. he de?
nounces everybody and everything In
sitfht. regardless of the merit of his
cause, and in defiance of all square
d. aling.
?The absolut.- bad faith of Mr.
Ro,.seve!t in bringing contests such
as these before the Republican nat?
ional committee is again emphasised
by unanimous decision against him."
'.ban of University or Wisconsin
Beeilte t<? Rrrorrt In i all keg c om
nWIICIimill Crowd.
Clemson College. June 11.?Under
ideal weather condition? the largest
crowd ever present at graduating ex?
ercises at Clemson listened attentive?
ly to a profound address to the class
of 92 seniors and their friends from
Dr. H. L. Russell, dean of the school
of agriculture of the University of
Wisconsin. Dr. W. M. Riggs -?resi?
dent of Clemson congratulated n
stitution and the great aud? / on
the good fortune of havir , op
I portunity of hearing so 4 Mulshed
a citizen and so ac wished a
scholar and speaker.
Following Dr. F ?P A's masterly
address, three re <^Natives of the
graduating cl O made splendid
Speeches, Th' re: J. F. Ezell of
Spartanburg ^? "The Kingdom of
!Utopia;" s of York, on "The
Carolina ion." J. R. Crawford of
Laurens on 'Progress." The manner
;n which these young men acquitted
themselves showed that chey have
taken advantages of the opportunities
afforded by the training in the literary
The exercises were opened with
prayer by the Rev. P. A. Murray of
the local Methodist church.
Dr. Russell's address was on the
service the college should render to
the people as a whole. In the intro?
duction to his address, Dr. Russell
said that the University of Wisconsin
had in its graduate school many
Clemson men who stood foremost not
only in sholarship but in leadership
as well.
'When I see the history setting of
this institution," he said, "it is little
wonder that you send us men pre*
pared for leadership."
Launching into his discourse, the
speaker held the attention of the au?
dience for nearly an hour on the ser*
vice of the college and "the college
man to the people as a whole.
Dr. Riggs then delivered diplomas
to the 9 2 graduates, each of whom
was heartily cheered as he received
the coveted prize.
Alan Johnstone, chairman of the
board of trustees, made a shori but
eloquent address to the graduates in
Which he urged them to b( SS an
English historian said of Washing?
ton: "<>ne of the greatest among good
men and one of the best among the
great men."
Col. M. L. Donaldson delivered the!
trustees' medal given to the best
speaker to J. L. Lasars of Barnwell
B. H. Rawl, Chlel Of the dairy di?
vision of the department of agricul?
ture at Washington, delivered the
Morris medal given to the most
meritorious student to A. K. Qoldflnctl
of Horry county.
Adjutant J. E. M. Mitchell then
read tht- appointment of cadet officers
for 1912-13. after whi^h President
Riggs thanked the corps f?>r their
bearing and the visitors for their
presence and attention.
(>ne of the notable features of the
closing days was the remarkable ova?
tion given to ('apt. M. B. Stakes,
the retiring commandant, on Saturday
no?rning. when he hade them fare?
well. He has greatly endeared him?
self to all at Clemson and the Clem?
son boys love Capt. Stokes,
City Will Dense sioo.onn for Muni?
cipal Water and Light Plant?Three
CommiMdonerN Elected,
Camden, June 11.?The question
whether or not th< it\ ??f Camden
would Issue |l lO.eed in bonds for
the Installation of a watei and light
plant was voted 1 today and carried
by 111 to ??? "otes. There srere >>x
names on the ticket t." commission?
ers, three t<? be elected. These a*ere
as follows: IV. Itrattoe DeLoach?
Henry Savage, Dr. w. .?. Dunn, w it.
Bve, Jr., David Wolfe and .lohn T.
Mackey. Th< first three were elected*
The .0/ recently ? ted down the
franchise ?. tplied foi by the Camden
Witter and Ice company, which has
been doing business here for the past
is years. This is a progressive step
for Camden along the line with the
other progressive ? Itles of the United
States, a majority of whi h .ties own
their own water and light plant.
The three commIsaloners elected
are good business men and have the
Welfare of the city at heart and have
the confidence of th? entire com?

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