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?It** .lust and F'oar not-?Let nil the ends Thon Aims t at be thy Country's, Thy (?ods and Truth's.' THE TR?E SOUTHKON, **Lablbihed June, 1 CkmtOlidf ted Au?. 3, 1881. &UMTER, S. 0? SATURDAY, J?NE 22, 1912. Vol. XXXIV. No. 34. HABLEY LOOMS UP. MW rHOM UISSOIH1 MAY RH < (?MI'H'iMlsl NOMIM I Tl*?rv Wa? Nothing Doing in ihr i on \cntion l*ro|ht Tod?>. und l?ro orc-iHiur* Were M?*rv Routine, Wait? ing on iIm? k? |Hnt of Credential <'"inMiln?r?Roosevelt Hu- I .o?d <? n?? on Miih or Mi- Relegates und tim?> will Not Deceit Um Regular Organization for lllm?Offer or Roosevelt leaders to Withdraw Teddy if Taft Um? fiel* Out Ro Jiftrd?Ocncnil Drift of Sentiment Timunl' llndlcv in Ktent It Is Simmi Neither Part Nor Roosevelt Can Win. Chicago 1" A M . June 20.?Roose? velt this morning ordered the bolting member* of the < redentlal commit tee to go buck to the meeting which begin.4 at JOO today, but instructed them to protest the voting of any delegates who lot their jeats by fraud. The, Taft rr en ire In ?ntrol and will Insist on the voting . ights of the contested delegates and a bolt Is like? ly to follow. The Roosevelters have rented Or? chestra Hall and all arrangements for holding I separate convention have been completed. Chairman Root announced most positively th it the rumored attempt of the Roos.'n "iters to bold a second nvenllon In the Collsuem would be thwarted and the bolting delegates removed b> I Sjaa, if necessary, and that whatever force required to ac? complish this purpose would be avail? able and used. The police are pre? pared for the emergency. Roosevelt said to the loyal dele l gates at an early hour this morning. ' "So far as I am concerned, I am through. I h? pe if you who are the real and lawful majority of the con? vention are voted down will organize as such. Tou have courage and must act.' Johnson the "Fighting Governor of Camprni < und one of the Roose? velt "* lea der? ? aid this morning: "T am ttred of nghtlng feathers, will now take a club." The session of the convention to? day is expected to be merely routine waiting on the report of the cre dentlsls con mitte Friday morning, unten* the ho't comes sooner and precipitates the crisis. The problem Is. how far v\ II the bolt go? Some of the Roosevelt delegates will stick to Teddy through thick and thin right to the end. hut many others will not quit the ptrty for Roosevelt. Th- v would he satisfied with the nomination gf any progressive. I/ooks Like Dudley. Chicago, || no. June 20?The Had ley ovation \. sterday made him i presidential possibility. This is ad? mitted by hoth Taft and Roosevelt delegates. Hg has promised to sup? port Roosevelt, but friends say if a bolt comes he will remain regular Many Taft delegates think him an id-*il candidate f..r head of the tick? et. If he -tay-? with the regulars In case of a holt the Missouri dele? gation win give him the presidential ballot and scit'ering votes from other States will gsnkg Tuffs nomination Impossible, und lladlcy. Roosevelt's etaunchest supporter is the most like? ly regular candidate against Roose velt. If there I- no holt lladley seems assured nomination for vice president on the RsjsssfvnH Haket und the T;*ft men want him on their ticket. Hsdley ssys evasively about the presidential I.m I am for Unnggi v#dt and Intend fighting for him. There n no renaug for discussing an> thing but Ro,,s.o.it's candidacy." The dem 11 .1 f -r i thu d amlidato Is growing big und It looks as if neither Tuft nor Roosevelt Is strong ? notigh In the regular convention to w in KiHisev e t men w ent to T ift no-n and were met vvith refusal of their proposition that Roosevelt would be withdrawn If Taft w is withdrawn. Taft I* In the light to the llntsh. say hi* supporters and they do not pro? pone to sacrifice him to save Roose? velt's fin ., grnei Itofl hag me igM won. i d?i> basing Mh <?Hi>. ? hb ago. II noon. July 20.- Th U i'i.I. Roose\,|t would not Seel to hold I gates in-urn. ted or pledged to ?- u-P'-rt him g is announced today hy one of Roose\eP'-? SjgnWSJl porsoiiul friends ?ml present gefrflgnfl Thit he release* them from any obligating wss taken to mean th it tin y need not support him unless ho C their personal choice for the presidential nomination. Roosevelt was In con ri.w to OBilAXlZE Roi.nNt. convention e\ii.s am? HE QOEi it mom:. i alls on His r.iciitlx l .loin Him in organizing i \?w Part] Indepeii* drill of Ail Old Parties?This Un o\|mm |? ?I I urn of Affair* in Chicago Indicates Hum Roooeveff Had Keen 0\crtluo\\ii and That He Could Not Carry Into ?? Holling Conven? tion a I ? indent Number of Dele? gate^ to Make His Repudiation of Part> Regularity Impr c??d\o. N.\v York, June L'O.?Col, BOOM? veil today decided lo take- the bit In his teeth and repudiate th.- present Republican Convention Without fur? ther delay. In I carefully prepared statement, which he lead lo till personal advis? ors to he later handed t<> all his dele? gates Cot? Roosevelt announced his willingness to lead an independent party for the principles of the pro? gressive movement, and called on such of his friends who placed thSOS above party h yalty to j..in in a light to the finish. He thanked his friends in the Re? publican organization and those who have fought with him up to the pres? ent time, and released them from any obligation, other than their desire to join him in the fight for principles. The Colonel's declaration, in pai t, followed: "The time has come when I feel that I most make certain statements, not merely t. honestly elected mem? bers of the Republican convention, but to the rank and file of the Repub? lican party and to the honest people r i* the entire nation. I went into this fight for certain principles and at thi* moment I can only serve these prin? ciples by continuing to bear the per? sonal responsibility which their ad? vocacy has brought me." in the police COl rt. Number of Offender* Against Bicycle Ordinance R.fure Recorder. A number of offenders against the bicycle ordinance and a tlW others were up gerfpffg the recorder this morning to be tried for their mis? demeanors. The following were tried for riding Meyeloe on forbidden sidewalks: B< J. Orler, Hurt Eagerb n and R. 0, Cantey. $2.00 or 4 days each, and II. D. Rembert and A. C. Ligen. $1.00 or days each. Jerry Williams, petit larceny, steal? ing two pair of silk hose from ItUbbS Bros. Store. $15 or 30 days. Stepheny Bracey, \ iolation of hack ordinance by failing to meet trains, two offenses, $2.00 or 4 days for tha? first offense and $4.00 or S days on the second offense. _ Civic la-ague Picnic. The picnic at Pocalla next Wednes tl iv will besjtg at five in the afternoon und last till ten o'clock at night. Hotting, bathing, dancing, ice cream, cake, fish atew. fish fry, home made candy, peanuts. lemonade and a moon light riinht?everybody is sure to have a good time. Remember y:>u are , ngaged for the Civic League Picnic at PoeallS Springs Wednesday, June JK. I'M.'. Attend FgStcUl star Convention. Mr. Hartow Walsh, Mi*-; Moneta Oeteen and Mrs. c.eo. (i. Tweed have gong to Florence lO attend the State c onvention of the order Of the East? ern Star. The frames for the doors and Windows Ol the Claremont are be? ing put In the irst Story, This looks like Bnmter will have a hotel In the near future. The work hi going on nicely, but Mr, Peschs 1, who was in the elty Tueedayf was not exactly sstlsfled with Ihe progress and stated thai he would double the force of hsnde ?< \sore In Ihs i ouree ol the ?. -ek uid rush the WOl < Still harder th hi formerly? The Knights ol Pythias ore plan? ing for a big .1 i . With an all-day pa ? nic ami general good time al Pocalla Springs on tie- Fourth of July. The Pythlnns held Ibeif annunl picnic at Pocalla Springs la t year and it was So very Successful that they hop,, to lie lie a repetition of last year's SUC? I CMS. ference w ith 1 H I ho f eutenan'S during the entire morning and it was announced that | stat. men! would be Issued soon. SECOMB ROUWD FOR UFT. TAI i sTRFNOIII (illKATER ON sKOND TEST VOTE. Hatltoy Motion to Unseat Contested Tu ft Delegates Laid on Table by Vote nf MM to 510?Room For HndlO) Sprung on Convention. Chicago, June 19.?The Roosevelt foreei met their st cond defeat in tho Republican national convention today In session, which had for its outstand? ing feature r remarkable demonstra? tion of nearly an hour's duration in honor of Qov. Herbert S, Hadley ot* Missouri, All of the Roosevelt delegates join* ed this demonstration to which some of tin- Taft States lent B voice. The ? ?Nation to the Missouri executive was quickly Interpreted by many of the delegatei ai the possible forerunner of a b "in for Hadley for president, one enthusiastic Pennsylvanlan jump? ed to ths stage and called: "Three cheers for Hadley, the next president of the United states." OOV, Hadley led the fight in the Convention today to oust 92 contested Taft delegates and to seat 92 Roose? velt delegates In their places. The convention Anally refused to enter? tain the motion by a vote of 564 to 510. This transferred the fight to the committee on credentials just before the convention adjourned. When it was announced that the Taft motion had been carried by a vote of 56 4 to 010 the Taft folk broke Into a cheer. The vote on the tem? porary Chairmanship yesterday has been 55 S for Root to 502 for Go v. McGovern. Prior to announcing the vote Chairman Root said Gov. Hadley had made points of order against the 92 conteated delegates voting and he fully considered ths matter during the oalllng of :he roll. He overruled ail the points. "No man." said Senate* Root," can he permitted to vote on the question of his own rigit to seat when it is a question of doubt, bqt thj* does not disqualify on the roll of thi3 question from voting on another man's right to a seat. Otherwise any minority could gain control of any deliberative body by opponents <>n one motion to give them control of the uncontented delegates." Senator Root quoted the precedents of the national house Of representa? tives. "If this contention were upheld." he added, "enough seats could be contented so that there would be no delegates to do business." t Defeated, the Roosevelt forces made no further move. Senator Root then put the motion of Mr. Watson, made yesterday, that the standing commit? tees be appointed. It was adopted without objection, The names al? ready sent in by the State caucuses Were not objected to. and the com? mittees were announced. After the credentials committee had been announced, the convention adjourned until noon tomorrow. Marriage License Record. I _ Mr, Robert J... Oantt. of Bumter, ami Miss Mary K. Oeighton, of Ha good, have secured a marriage li < ens,, from the county clerk of court. Death of ('. II. Newman. \cus was received here Thurs? day Of the death at Florence this morning Of Mr. C. II Newman, a for? mer resident of Sumtcr, where he was employed m road master by the Atlantic Coast lane. Mr. Newman was about 65 years of age ami had many friends In Bumter. He wai . fattic t oi Mrs. s. M. Nabers of this city. The work on the Imper al Is pro grossing nicely, Mla# Cornelia Glover, of Columbia, i< visiting her lister, Mrs. Jno, liat hehl on Levl street. The public work- committee has secured ^ regulation dump cari to be used In keeping the street clean. This eart s\'U be much mote handy than the wheelbarrow which Is being used I novi with good effect The picnli itul 'I tin h ai Providence Springs on tho Fourth of July prom? ts* to l '? one of I he bosl Which has been held In ?< number of years, The committee making tho arrangements have secured everything possible to make the affair a success and they expe< ' '11 hn ve a big crowd. A HOT MEETING. JOXEti WD BLEASE FIGURE IN EXCITING EPISODE. Following Blease** Attack on Oppo? nent's Legislature and Judicial Records, Jones Attempts to Reply, a> Permitted by Rules Adopted by Candida tee ? Cheering and Howl? ing of Crowd Drowns Voices?sit nation Foreboding Trouble K?' lieved by Firm stand of Count] Chairman* Bishopville, Jun?- 19.?Breaking up almost in f riot hero today, the meeting of the state campaign party was the moans of revealing tho tense bitterness Of feeling that exists be? tween Judge Ira B. Jones and Gover? nor Cole \j. Blease, candidates for Governor, and it is feared is a har? binger of the most tumultuous po? litical contest the State has known in two decades and more. As the meeting closed there was presented a rare spectacle, that of the two unrelenting opponents fac? ing a cheering, howling audience; their shoulders jammed against each other's, fairly bristling defiance; Judge Jones refusing to budge and Governor Blease protesting violently against his opponent saying a word in reply. A blue coat figured in the tableau and County Chairman Baker was on the Job, and it may be stated that his firm, expeditious action in all probability prevented trouble. The situation was brought about Somewhat In this wise: Judge Jones was the first speaker today, Governor Blease following. The latter made a vigorous attack upon the legislative and judicial records of Judge Jones. Under the rule adopted by the cam? paign party, which rule according to Secretary Carter's recollection, was seconded by Governor Blease, Judge Jones had the privilege and right to enter a denial. At the conclusion of Governor Blease's speech, Judge Jones stepped to the front of the platform and attempted to say some? thing, t.yumably to deny some charge. Governor Blease quickly stepped forward again and took his stand, shoulder against shoulder, with Judge Jones, declaring that the I latter hud no right to speak. A po? liceman pounced down from some where and laid his hand on Judge Jones' shoulder, but his presence was not particularly needed. Even the I county chairman could not separate the tWO candidates. ! For the sake of quiet Chairman 1 taker stated that he would not let Judge Jones speak. This settled the 'matter. Judge Jones stated to Mr. I Baker that be merely wished to en ter a denial and that he in nowise contemplated violating the rules cov? ering the case, but Chairman Baker took the position that since the crowd Was yelling and howling so and did not understand the situation, it was expedient to allow no further speak? ing. I Aside from this exhibition of bitter? ness the features of the meeting to day were the vigorous attack upon the Bleaee administration by Judge Jones, and a broadside in the form Of a terrific onslaught on Judge Jones' legislative and judicial rec? ords, carefully prepared and force? fully delivered. The majority of Gov? ernor Blease's charges were to show that Judge Jones was controlled by and a friend of the corporations, both while he Wai a legislator and la? ter while a Judge. Judge Jones cen? tred his fire on what he interpreted as Governor Bleaue's violation of the trusts reposed in him. Contrary to the general expec i tations, there was no actual difficulty between Atorney General Lynn and Barnard B. Evans. Mr. Evans spoke first and his statements were very much tempered. Attorney Oen. Lyon fulfilled his promise to expose BOmS of the past life >f his opponent. The crowd paid clo.<e attention and if ap? plause be a correct indication, senti? ment was unquestionably with the Attorney General. About 1,000 persons were in tho audience today. several of whom were ladles, They were extremely patient, standing during the three hours of the speech-making. Local men state thai there were large rep? resentations from neighboring coun ties. Again today there were some fif? teen or twenty nun in the audience who continually interrupted Judge Jones during his speech, Govern? or Blease was given a respectful hearing. Mr. William Reynolds is at home from Bewanee where he has been at? tending the university, TWO (. HA DU ATI IS RECEIVE DI? PLOMAS AT HANDS OP BISH? OP. Pupils iif DttHlngulshed Institution lequltted Tliemselves With Credit ?Large Crowd of Friends end Pa? trons Present?Program Was an Interesting one The forty-ninth annual closing ox ercises of St, Joseph's Academy were held Wednesday evening at the Acad? emy of Mu?i'-. Two young ladies, Miss Irene Horn*', ot Cartersvtlle and Miss Louise Thames, of Sumter, composed the graduating class of this distinguished ,,id Institution and re celved diplomas at th?- hands of the lit. Rev, Bishop Northrop, of Char? leston. Miss Carrie Janus, of Rent* bert, received a diploma for having completed the commercial course. The entire program was carried out in a pleasing manner, and every Individual taking part acquitted her ?elf with honor, th.- entire student body, from the youngest tot to the members of the graduating class, re? flecting credit upon the institution whi< h they represented. The exercises began promptly at 7 o'clock, with a large crowd of the friends and patrons of the institution present. After two musical numbers and the salutatory, by Miss Louise Thames, the medals were presented by Bishop Northrop t<? the following young ladies: Roll of honor medal, Miss Irene Home. Deportment medal. Miss Susie Thomas. ('lass medal, Miss Irene Home. Examination premium, Miss Louise Thames. Perfect attendance, Miss Nellie Hanly. Fidelity to rule, Miss Edna. Jen? kins. Chateclsm, Miss Helen Roberts. Mathematics, Miss Carrie James. I Typewriting. Miss Li I la Lea. Highest average, academic depart? ment. Miss Elma Evans. The following young ladies having completed special courses in steno? graphy and bookkeeping were award? ed certificates* Misses Lllla Lea. Zeuda Polk. Carrie Dukes, Sur Thomas, i Elma Evans, Helen Roberts, Iva Hughson, Georglana Beetham, Minnie Brown. The following ladies completed a three months course in stenog/aphy, Mrs. W. L. Rose, Misses Eileen Hurst, Bertha fames. Elisabeth Morse, Laurel Carr, Helen Broughton, Meek le Kennedy. The following is the program in de? tail, as presented last evening* Chorus, Morning Song. Salutatory. Miss Louise L. Thames. Instrumental trio?Gipsy Polka, Bissell?Misses Hanley, Commins and Diggs, Presentation ol medals. Crowning graduates. Hoop Drill, by the little girls. Hymn, Rock <x Ages?Alma Lide. Piano soio?Second Mausurka, lodard?Miss Irene Home. Recitation, The Sicilian Captive? \rnal Lebby. Piano. Julia Hanley. Instrumental Trio?The Magic Flute, Moaart?Misses Home, Nim? mer and Thomas Recitation, Little Christel?Iftas Lllla Lea. French Bong?"Lea Bouplrs del Zephyrs,'' Mendelssohn?by the pu? pils in the French class. Piano, Miss Sallle Wanna maker. Instrumental Trio?111 Trovatore, Verdi ? Misses Smith. Pukes and ! Roberts. I Musical Recitation?The singer and the Child?-Julia Hanley. Piano, Ida ('ommlns. Instrumental Trio?The Village Hand. Myer?Misses E\ans. Lea and t 'ommlns. "Auji Italiens," Recitation with Mu? sical interludes?Miss Irene Homo. Piano, Miss Elma Evans. Recitation, The Arithmetic lassen ?Nellie Hanley. Fete des Roses, by the young la? dies in the class of expression. Vocal Soio. Selected -Miss Geor? glana Reetham. Piano, Miss Bailie Wanna maker. A National RHU?-by the pupils in the physical culture class. Piano, Miss faille Wannamaker. Piano Solo?-Eldorado, Rartlett? Miss Wannamaker. Chorus, Blow Soft Winds. Valedictory, Miss Irene Home. \t the conclusion of the exercises by the students a short \ilk was made to the graduates by the Rt. Rev. Bishop Northrop. The beginning of the next session BLIND TIGERS PUB "GRAFT. WITNESSES DECLARE BL.EA.sL INCHED CONSTABLE TO KILL PROMISED PAKDON, HE 8 \YS. Liquor Dealers Tcfttlfj to Paying Constable Moaej in Order to Se? cure hiiintinity from Haid?* ? Sub? poenas to Im IsssSBd for Henry Dowlier, Santo Sottile and J. P. B. O Neal Charged with (olhvting Graft, None or Whom Could be round. XeWa and Courier. That Governor Piano promised v* pardon to Chief Stothart, his con? st, ible here, if he would r "rocker .and Miller out of the ecause they knew too much, a sen? sational statement rm ^ terday by Jim Crocker in his * tony before the dispensary in iing commit? tee here, Crock ing the asser? tion on a Staff . made to him by John Black, >aid that Stothart had made v eat while drunk on a train c .rom Columbia. This and the hb? .nony of several local whiskey dealers, who, stating* that they were "blind tigers," said that they had paid "graft" to the con constables to keep them ;!rom raiding them, featured the sessions of the committee yesterday. The whiskey dealers testified that the amounts collected averaged from $6 to $10 per month, and that the chief men who collected this "graft" were Henry Doscher, Santo Sottile and J. P. B. O'Neal, who are alleged to be wholesale liquor dealers. None of these could be found in the city yes? terday and the committee will -sub? poena them to come to Columbia and testify at a later hearing. The committee held two long hear? ings yesterday in the City Hall and the charges of "graft" in connection with the local situation were gone into thoroughly. One witness charged the rural policemen with having re? ceived "graft." The committe ad? journed late yesterday afternoon to reconvene in Columbia at the oall of" the ( hairman. They will go to Aug? usta, Ga., on July 8 to take testi? mony of T. B. Felder, the Atlant* attorney. EIRE BOYS PRACTICE. Expect to brave Here Friday or Sattirda> foe Rock Hill to Attend Tournament. The members of the racing squad have boon doing hard practice every day for the past two Weeks and are very much elated at the success they have had in their prac tice. The men working on the team have learned their duties thoroughly and many of the practice runs have been made in almost record time. The team and wagon will leave here either Friday or Saturday morn? ing for Boc k Hill to attend the tourn? ament, although no arrangements as yet have been completed. It is pro? bable, however, that the team WfM have to stay over in Camden for one night, clue to the fact that through transportation could no' be obtained here as from Darlington and other points. The ;nembers of the team who do not go up with the horses Friday will leave Monday morning. DISCOVERED WEDDING HING. Hing l ouiid in Peek of Grit- Sent Out by Grocery Store. it is not often, In these day* of hush living and the COSf of high living, that one finds that he has purchased from his grocer a great deal more than Im had bargained for. as was the 64 se with Mr. W. I'.. Hums a few days ago when he ordered a peek of grits from v. 11. Phelpe' well-known groc? ery store and in this peek of gr.ts was discovered a solid gold ring. The grits were .-hipped to Sumter in sacks as usual and were put up at Mr. PhelphW store into peck pack? ages. It was in one of these pack? ages that the ri:itr was discovered. It bad been lost most probably hy one of the women who are employed hi sew up the sacks In the mills where they are tilled with the grits, a wo? man, who is no doubt, still looking for the ring ami wondering whore she lost it. of st. Joseph's Academy wib usher in the Golden Juhllee year of this well known ?oiiege. The present buildings are entirely inadequate for the growing demand made on this In* StttUtlon by its yearly in?Teas.mr pa? tronage, ami the Bieters are hoping that it will be possible to hSVS I new wing erected and readv for usi> i I by the beginning of the next session.