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roil THE SIMTKK WATCWIAX, V*lm April* lttt. *B? Jast and Fear not-?Let all Um? ab da Thov AUnart At be tiif Country's, Tby God's aad Tmtii'i." THE TRUE SOUTHRON, Established Jane, lSCiJ Consolidated Aur. 3,1881. 8?MTER, S. 0., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1912. Vol. XXXV. No. 10. i THE PRIMARY PROBE. ki*im committee finishes work AT HpARTANBVIMi AM) movks to (-kki n. vil.le. Ill Meet In Anderson T>Klay and Ke?un?e Investigation?Roll Call of Counter* Complied?Irregularities In UriTiivII)r. Oreenvllle. Sept 16.?The second 1 day of the deliberations of the sub? committee Investigating the recent pri mary proved quite different from the first. The opening session, while it seems to have accomplished much, was able to proceed only after con? stant interruptions and both meet? ings were attended by large crowds. Today saw a different complexion. At the mornlnr session In Spartanburg only a sn?al. crowd was on hand and practically no delay* cropped out. The committee moved with dispatch throughout ami only a short while fc alter the session had come to order a motion to move to Oreenvllle for an Investigation here. Arrived at Oreen? vllle the work to be done hero was quickly disposed of and a resolution deceived and sdopted that the commit tse conduct an investigation at An f derson tomorrow, leaving here early tomorrow morning. J. T. Duncan filed an affidavit with the committee this morning inviting the particular attention of the com? mittee to Greenville. Oreenwood. Rlchland and Oraitgeburg counties. I -\nd making charges against Jones 7 supporters. At Oreenvllle In the afternoon the chairman, W. F. Stevenson, made an important ruling as to giving "clear? ance papers" for counties in which fraud Is alleged or suspected. Most of the original party that Is ^ connected with the Investigation came here today. W. II. Townsend repre? sents Judge Jones. R. W. Shand re- [ turning to Columbia from Spartan? burg. J. M. Cannon went to Laurens, leaving F. H. Domlnlck and E. 8. . Blesse here. The governor went to * Columbia from Spartanburg as did *^?fhen the committee met this morn? ing at 10 o'clock at Spartanburg the qsestloo of extension of time for the subcommittee of the Spartanburg county committee was taken up and a l decision was reached that as the sub? committee must report to the State committee Tuesday, next, such a pro? cedure would not be possible. It was decided to have letters sent out by the Spartanburg committee In an ef? fort to find out if duplications of I names are bona f de or Indicate frau?' In that county. A motion was adop i calling on the managers of electic. ,n the county to submit any ulhoavlts they might be able to give pertaining to alleged fraud. The caii of (ountlee was completed. In Merkel.-^ ten persons were said to have \oted where their natr.es were not on the club rolls. Tim use . liquor Is charged. Nothing lriggjUhlf Is reported from C Min. The club rolls and poll lists from i'h.irle-ton are on hand but the work of checking the two is only one-third gfjlshsd. Nothing Irregular has been thus t ir detected No rvport was receive I from OhagSSf county, but It was | that no poll list wan kept ,t Land > and Great Kails. There was only on. pretest in Chesterfield eeunty and that was withdrawn. A biter from the chairman In t'larendog county SSyS no protest has been made In that i mint) und there wa i n< |n\ ajtlgatlon. In Darlington a number <>( IftSgjMlarl ties are noted. In Dillon county II instantes si dunticsti of unidentified voters w. re observed. The only re f port !rom Dorchester la | letter saying 12& Mtute tickets were counted in the count) box at SummervlUc und minors are said to have voted at fTsgnill*. A letter from J. L' MsDoSjgld Islhl the committee that In hit opinion tin primary gjgjfl SSSSgej t. d fairly In I'ulr fleld county. No reports were made to the committee from Florence. Georgetown and IlSsTf Jf OSUUtlei Chairman Klrkland reported from Kershaw that there was little to ctUSf ?Mirprise In that SOttgjtjr, although minor Irregularities wer?, noted. No reports were fSjgSjIVSd from Laie ister and M irlboro. In la ? ( resolution < * the executive committee declared lio fraud- Minor Irrcgalai Ith S STS i. ported from Marlon. Robsli Ude, county chairman In Qfansjsburg, be he\ed the primus S II filrl. en ducted. Son.f the pol| lists have ?l.fMppc ire I ind i [nil .f the^e hav been again local* d. II. \. Lduuind chairman of the committee In Rloh lind, advised that the < .wt of copying th? rolln In Hb bland would be go great It Is b? | b \ ed better to allow the ? ommittce to inspect the original rolls. BI? RAIN DOES MUCH DAMAGE DAM IlRKAkS AND MILL AT CAM DF.X HAS TO SHIT DOWN. iirlsi Mill Waalicd Away?IVtJSJtlSS Damaged and S. A. L. Freight Train Wrecked ? Over 81 x and a Half lue ho* of Haiti Fell Monday and Monday Night. Camden. Sept. 24.?Camden ex? perienced the heaviest rainfall on Monday and Monday night thai has fallen here in many years, and as a result thousands of dollars worth of damage has been sustained by the railroads and the county roads. The dam of the old factory pond broke at 5 o'clock this morning and washed away the grist mill and cotton gin of the Pine Creek Cotton Mill. One hun? dred and fifty feet of the dam was t >rn away by the rushing waters. This will necessitate the closing down of the cotton mill for a week or ten days until a temporar" dam can be constructed. The gin is one Of the Parker Mills. The rushing waters from the large pond, after the dam gave away, wash? ed away the trestle over the Depot Creek leading on the spur line from the Atlantic Coast Line and Southern tracks to the Hermitage Cotton Mill. It is impossible at present to ascertain the damage done to the Pine Creek Cotton Mill property. Water was nearly a foot deep over the Coast Line tracks over the trestle and approach to the Old Town Creek, about five miles below Camden. The morning train succeeded in crossing the trestle and at midnight a wrecking train from Sv:niter brought a force of hands and some large timbers to re? pair the damages. It was reported that the supports had given away and tr t the trestle was swinging; how- I ever, the lli.30 train managea to slowly cross. No charges from Sumter. Mr. Wil? son announced that the York county chairman refused to act but that he had heard of duplications and in one bggj North Carolinians are said to have voted. At the close of the call of counties I\ H. Dominick renewed his insist? ent ?? that the attorneys for Judge Jones make certain detlnlte charges. J K. W. Shand explained the position of Judge Jones. He explained that It Is not m cessary to file a bill of par? ticulars with this committee as would be necessary with a court of common pleas, If the seeming Irregularities numl er enough to ? hange the result. fcttOf 11*4/1 fOf -Tudgc Jones will ask j that the State committee take sutll slant votes from ths hUfhesI candi? date and order gaOthSI primary. if ths result can not bs changed the protest with be withdrawn. Mr. Stevenson announced that the withdrawal of a contest could not af t?<t this committee) for It has been directed to Investigate ths parlmary ? i i must do so, just before ii o'clock Coj. Butler moved that ths commlttss pay a visit to Qrsoavllls and thS trip was made In the early afternoon. The commlttss met In the court house, as i ton as it reached Groan Avars Patton, ohalrman of ths subcommittee In Greenville, was call? ed to ths witness stand and sworn. He was examined by Lao Patterson. Mr. Patton testified as to ths report of ths committal received in Bpartaaburg, lie was asked In particular as to ths examination si to Central box and rep. tted 'iiit ihs commlttss found 841 instances of apparent duplication i 'i iJT names thai could not be Identified at all in this box where 75'? rotes wars cast. <>n cross-ex <ni natl n Mr. Dominica: asked Mr. Patton If hs or ths committee Is prc pared to prove sctual fraud in Green? villa county. "Ws have mads no such rhargi M inswt isd mr? Patton in reply to another question from Mr. Dominies Mr. Patton said the Centrai box gave Judge Jones a ma* lorlt) of ieH? than 100, He believed, in xuid. replying to another question) that two of the managers wars for Jones .ifid era fOI Please in the gov ?? n i 'i race, The Greenville commit" lee has not finished Its work. Following Mr, Pulton's teettmon) K, M. Jeffries moved thai In view of no spec I il charges being mads thai the ? >unt) nl Greenville bs given "a . lean bill of hs ilth." Mr, Stevenson ruled the motion nut ?.f order for two reasons: First, "that tl? i? p< rl of this cmommlttee can not he prepared until the committee has finished its work and ws ?? <n not give ? n( r >unt a clean bill of health nnf i Ihs enttrt r< 1 Is made." Sec ond, that "the attorneys of Qov, RIs me art t ? er-, ing the t Ighl te at t o k any < >unt] u r. t i! the hearing! arc THE NEW GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEN \Ulo WILL MAKE UP SOUTH CAROLINA'S L KG I SLAT I' It K. Mttny New Fa<?e>s will bo Seen When laWWiSlrfl Assemble, F>poi'iall> in Lower House?Mendel Smith to Kun Again for Speaker?K. S. Whaley, Former Speaker, Men? tioned an Possible Candidate ? George H. Rembort also Mentioned. Columbia, Sept. 25.?There is more than usual interest in the new Gen? eral Assembly and therefore the list of members of both Senate and House by counties has been prepared. The Senate is composed of 44 members, half of whom are holdovers, the term of a Senator being four years, and the House has a membership of 124, being apportioned amo*ng coun? ties according to population. The majority of the upper house will be tamilier faces. A3 stated half of the Senate, 22, are holdovers, and In addition several whose terms ex? pired were re-elected, this are Blaek. of Hamberg, Christensen, of Beaufort. Johnstone. of Newberry, Lide, of Or angeburg, Carlisle, of Spartanburg. Members of the House last year who were elected to the Senate this year Include John V. Williams, of Aiken, T. 1! Kitchln. of Falrfleld, W. H. Karle, of Greenville, J. E. Beamguard of York. Senator elect W\ H. Sharpe, of Lexington, has served in the up? per b >dy before, and in addition some of the other new members of the Senate have seen service in the House In former years. Many new faces will be seen in the lower House although a good per? centage of that body served last year and former years. However, many of them will be new In legislative ex? perience. Conspicuous among the leaders of the last House who were not returned are H. K. Osborne, of Spar? tanburg, T. F. McDow, of Y'ork, and others. iW. F. Stevenson, one of the leaders of the last House, was re? turned and R. S, Whaley, of Charles? ton, a former Speaker, is also a mem? ber of the new House. Both houses will have to effect or? ganization. Lieutenant Governor C. A. Smith, by virture of his office, Is the presiding officer of the Senate, but that body will have to select a president pro tern, clerk, sergeant-at armi and other attaches. Senator F. H. Weston. >f Rlchland, has been prominently mentioned for president pro tern, as has Senator Alan John ?tone, of Newberry, one of the most powerful leaders of the upper house I who was re-elected by an overwhelm? ing vote over his opponent in New? berry County. Clerk M. M. Mann and Bergeant-at-Arms J. F, Schumpert are both c idldatei for re-election and no opposition has appeared to them. A. M. Lumpkln, assistant clerk of the I 'st Senate, is a member of the House and his place will have to be filled. For this position Mr. Miller, clerk of the last finance committee, has been mentioned, The House will be called to order by Junes a. Hoyt, Ho- clerk, who is a candidate for re-election. The first business will be the election of a Speaker, and M. L. Smith, Speaker last year, will be put forward for that position again. Mention has I.n made of ft. s. Whaley, at one time Rpeaker of the House. Bl a possible candidate, and it has also been ru mored that Qeorge R, Rembert will be placed in nomination for that po? tion. No opposition has developed to James a. Hoyt for clerk, and J. s. Wilson for sergeant-at-arms. Tin- General Assembly will meet for their first session "ti the second Tues? day in January, 1913. The Senators. The following are the members of the senate, the hold-overs being mark? ed by an (*) asterisk: ?Abbeville- J. Moore Mars, closed and that right will only he taken by a Judgment ;'t that time." J. T. Duncan tiled an affidavit charging a number of violations of law. lie charged) among other things, that w. \. I .? e of iser, ? I hincnn upporter, had been hired by Jones ?upporters at $2 i day, W, A. Lee and .1. T. Duncan have been sum? moned to appear before th.immlt tec ut Anderson tomorrow, in < on ? niti..ii with Ihe charge i in Green vllle Duncan cited as < wltnt i "Mr Whltmlrc." The state sul.mmlttet u i\ ? the subcommittee of Qreenvtlh Authority to call "Mr, Whltmlre" be fore it and examine him a- to thes? charges. The Greenville eommltt?M ?-?iid thli afternoon that the membei had not heard of this cl urge. The committee will leave Greonvllb ;it ?! o'clock in tin morning for An derson. Alken?g. w. Bullivan. Hamberg?J. lt. Black. Harnwell?A. B. Patterson i leaufort?Nells Christens an. * Berkeley?K. J. Dennis. Calhoun?J. A. Hanks. ?Charleston?Huger Sinkler. ?Cherokee?W. S. Hall, Jr. ?Chester?P. L. Hardln. ?Chesterfield?G. K. Laney. ?Clarendon?Louis Appelt. ?Colleton?J. D. Ackerman. ?Darlington?L. M. Lawson. ?Dillon?J. H. Manning. Dorchester?H. H. Gross. Edgetield?H. E. Nicholson. Fairneid?H. H. Kitchin. ?Florence?J. W. McCown. ?Georgetown?LeGrand G. Walker. Greenville?W. H. Earle. Greenwood?D. B. Johnson. ?Hampton?E. Ii. Ginn. Horry?J. C. Plchardson. Kershaw?W, K. Hough. ?Lancaster?T. J. Strait. Laurens?O. P. Goodwin. ?Lee?G. M. Stuekey. Lexington?W. H. Sharpe. ?Marlboro?J. H. Green. Marion?Henry Mullins. New berry?Alan Johnstone. Oconee?E. E. Verner. Orangeburg?ltobert Lide. ?Pickens?T. J. Mauldin. ?Kichland?F. H. Weston. Baluda?B. W. Crouch. ?Sumier?J. H. Clifton. Spartanburg?H. H. Carlisle. ?Union?McHeth Young. ?Williamsburg?E. C. Epps. York?J. E. Heamguard. Members of House. The following are the members of the house of representaives: Abbeville?J. H. Moore, M. J. Ash? ley. M. C. Robinson. Alken?C. T Holley. Hugh Long. Third primary between R. J. Wade and J. C. Hushee. Anderson?O. D. Gray. J. W. Ash? ley, Rev. T. F. Nelson J. Mac. King, J. A. Hall. W. W. Scott. Hamberg?H. W. Miley, J. A. Hun? ter. Uarnwell?R. M. Mixson, C. S. War? ren, N. C. Creech. Heaufort?E. M. Fripp, A. M. Hlott Berkeley?W. K. Cross, J. A. Har? vey. * ; Cnlhoun?Dr. D. R. Sturkle. Charleston?Sam Hittenherg, N. B. Barnwell, H. Q. Senseney, L. F. Melti. R. S. Whaley, A. Yander Horst, Clif? ford Thompson, John C. D. Schroeder. Cheroke*?N. W. Hardin, C. B. Daniel. Chester?A. Q. Brlce, R. O. Atkin? son. Chesterfield?W. F. Stevenson, W. IV Odom. Clarendon?H. W. Mitehum, R. D. White, E. M. Kennedy. Colleton?h. K. Btrlckland, J. L. Robertson? Darlington W. T. Harper, C. D. Lee, W. E. James. Dillon -P. L. Bethea, L. M. Rog? ers, I ?orche iter?Jos M urray. Edgeneld?J. l'. Delaughter, J. H. *!( urtenay. Fairfleld?T. L. Johnston. Sam <' owney, Florenet?Et. K. Charles, W. H. Whltehead, Jr.. C. J. Gasque. Georgetown?M. W. Pratt, < >. M. Mitchell. Greenvllb?C. F. Haynsworth, C. O. Goodwin, J. G. Greer, R. A. Means. I 11, i:. Tind tl, w. M. Scott. Greenwood?W. H. Nicholson? J. W. Bowers, 1't*. \V. T. Jones. Jasper L. A. HUtSOn. Horry M. m. Stanley, E, J. Sher? wood. Lancaster?J. C. Massey, C. N. Sapp. Laurens?W, C. Irby, Jr., H, s. i:iackwa il, Q, A. Browning. Lexington Rev, B, L. Lybrand, J. B. Addy, J. M, Malpass. la .- J. c. ?askin, W. A. James. Marlon?B, (>. Qulnn, <?. H. McMil? lan. , Marlboro?F, P. r. Pegues, l?. Mc? Queen, J. J. Evans. Newberry?George s. Mower, Ar? thur Kibler. Second primary post? ponedbetween C, C, Wyche ami H. H. Evans. ? . nee m R. Mcl ?onabl. F, II. Sbirby. Ornngeburg -T. M. Dantsler, E B. Friday, T. W. Belgier, J T. Llles, W. c Martin. Pickens E. P. McCravey, Fred Williams. Ith bl ind \ m Lumpkln, <leo, It. lb mi ei t. U, 11 Welch, ?'. T Vou mans, J. T. Miller. Snluda J. c Rtley, E. L. Ready. Spartanburg C, c. Wyche, J. W Itoyd, M. v. Moseb y J, B. Klrby, II. r Ii irrellHon, W. S. Rogers, Jr., C. ! II i 'ortn< r. Sumter l b oi ge W I dek, It. I?. Epps, R, B, Heiser. Fnlon H. G. Wllburn, Frosl W i|k< r, Jr. MEMBERS OF CREW OF FAST PASSENGER INJURED? PAS 8 E N GI: RS U N II I RT. Engineer Wysong Has Foot Crushed, Mail Clerk hit Sprained Back and Other Meml>ers of Crew Bruised? Engine Overturned and Other Cars Leave Track and Turn Over?300 Feet of Track Torn Up?Repaired Thursday Morning. One of the worst wrecks on the At? lantic Coast Line railroad anywhere near Sumter within the year occurred Wednesday afternoon about 6 o'clock as the fast passenger train between Augusta and Florence, No. 32, was approaching the station at Lone star. k The wreck occurred just after t|0O engineer had blown the whistle y , the station and when the tra* 3? still several hundred yards 0' ^P' The train was going at ' ?e of speed which had just l to slacken on the approach, to tho town when the engine left the track and was turned over completely. The en- , ginecr was pinned down under the cab and tho fireman either jumped or was thrown from the engine and es? caped with bruises on his shoulder. The mail and baggage cars were turn? ed over on their sides and the ex? press car turned diagonally across the track. The front end of the passeng- ' er coach for colored passengers left . the track, but part of the coach was j left on the rails. The other passenger coach and sleeper remained on th track, and passengers did not suffer more than from a severe fright, be? ing shaken up as the train came to a sudden stop and from the delay in be? ing transferred to the improvised train which was sent out from here and on which they continued their journey late in the night. The injured were: Engineer J. W. Wysong of Florence who had his foot crushed and was cut and bruised about the head and shoulders. He was caught in his engine and had to be dug out when help arrived. He , was, carried .through here Wednesday . night on the special extra train to Florence, medical attention hav? ing been given him at the scene of the wreck. H. S. Broom, the color? ed mall clerk of Sumter, was also in? jured. He had his back sprained and was bruised. Others who were more or less injured were M. O, Powell, of Florence, baggage master. Ft, J. Wil? kinson, route agent for the Southern Bxpresa Company, with headquarter.-: in this city, and the colored fireman. ah of these received bruises which were not serious. | The wreck occurred about four hundred yards south of Lone star, only a few yards from the trestle on that side of the town, where, had it occurred, it would have proved ex? tremely serious and it is probable that a number of lives would have been , lost. The cause of the wreck had not been ascertained up to Thursday morning. It was stated. however, that the engineer had said that he B \ a nut on the track as the train was approaching and that this may have caused the wreck. As the engine left the track brakes were set and the track was torn up for a distance of about 300 feet. The first news of the wreck was received here Wednesday afternoon shortly after o'clock when the At? lantic Coast Line physician was wired for and a special train and crew was 1 made up to ^o to the scene and give i all the aid possible. The special train J left here about S o'clock with Or. I Archie China and a trained nurse on | board. At first the reports of the wreck w ere grossly exaggerated and it was hard to obtain any informati on at all from the officials of the road, a^ they ?ii? 3 not seem to be certain of the extent of the wreck, although the information given out by them thai only a few members of the train crew were injured .afterwards proved I i be correct. The wrecking train and crew from Florence passed here about n o'clock on their way to the scene and about 12.30 Thursday morning the special train sent out from here to the wreck returned, bringing in the pas? sengers and the injured of the crew. Tin train was run on through to Florence, the train being nearly seven hours behind the schedule of the r< gu ftr train. The wrecking crew, reinforced by hands at the Remtnl trestle, imme? diately set io work on their arrival to oi. ar off the tu. k and to pul it !? ii k in repair so that trains could run Williamsburg R, J. Kirk, w l Smiley, R, H Callahan. York ?<?. L Band? i s, .1 R. 11 tile, a. E, Hut. htson, W. B, Kiddie. CORKER STONE lift exercises held at trinity methodist episcopal church, south. Church Ritual Followed out in Lay? ing of Corner Stone?Ad drew* by the Ree. W. I. Herbert. Presiding Elder of the Sumter District?In? scriptions?Contents of Stone. The exercises marking the laying of the corner stone of the Trinity Methodist F?iscopal Church, South, were held day afternoon in iront of the ' iing. The exercises were** a to the ritual of the ehe ^ were very simple but ? ee jf y impressive and solemn. ' ^. .xercises were conducted by .ev. d. M. McLeod, the pastor of 0 church, and the Rev, Walter I. lerbert, presiding elder of the .Sum? ter District of the Methodist Confer? ence, made the address of the occas? ion. A hymn by the church :hoir marked the opening of the services and the exercises were closed by the pronouncing of the benediction by the Rev. D. m. McLeod. Following the singing of the hymn there was a prayer by Rev. Herbert, after which the articles which had been handed to the pastor were placed in the copper box, the top of which was then soldered on and placed In the cavity In the corner stone. The service of the church for the laying of a corner stone was then read and Rev. Herbert made a short address congratulating the members of the church, the church building committee and the city on the erec? tion )f so beautiful an edifice for di? vine worship. After his address the doxology was sung and the beendlction proncunced after which the stone was put in p.'ace, this feature of the exercises being postponed until the Jast as the stone was large and it recaired some time and effort to place It properly. The stone Is a beautiful block of Vermont marble and was cut to the proper size and shape by Mr. W. P. Smith of thia city.- On the ftont cC the stone is the name of the church: Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1912. On the end of the stone which is toward Council street is In? scribed the names of the members of the building committee and the name of the pastor, as follows: Building committee: L. D. Jennings, Chair? man; C E. Hurst, Secretary and Treasurer; S. W. Btubbs, G. A. Lem mon, Rev. D. M. McLeod. P. C.; W. L. Harbin. Builder, Wheeler and Stern, Architects." I The stone is placed in the northeast corner of the church walls where it can be seen from Liberty street and by all who enter the church dOOf on this side of the building. Among the various articles sealed in the corner stone are: a Bible, a . book of church discipline, Sumter Herald. Kpw rth Orphanage Record, Southern Christian Advocate, a his? tory ot the Woman's Building So? ciety and a gingham apron; history and names of Epworth Hilde Class, names of officers of the church, nsases of superintendent, officers and teach? ers of Sunday School, statement of 1 cost concerning the building and names of building committee, names of members of church choir, a till dime, a Lincoln penny, and the name? of boys of the Sunday School. ^ _ Vs. School Rally at Pawilie. There will be n general school rst i Iy and Held ?1 iy it Paxvtlle Hi^h School on Friday, Octolser tth, begin* ning at ii o'clock s. m. Dinner win be served and other refreshments sue h as ice cream, fruit and oysters, etc. Amusements after dinner? tot ball game, sack races, apple races, etc, Everybody is invited to be there and carry a basket. The pro* < eeds i f the d iy ?o to the school.? Manning 'rinn ?. Consclentlou x' in A defendant who admits he deserves the full pen* nit) of the law. -Columbia Record. Mr. Stefanson. the arctic explorer, claims to have f und ?* white race living in thi I ? ,. nd tlu haur.ta of the Esquimaux. His statement hi interest ng to even the absentees from Missouri Wilmington star. according to their regular schedules Phe work w* ni on rapidly and Th?rs* da> morning the b>?.ii psssenger, He, 16 ?ine in only forty minutes late SI iccount of the repairs which frees Im ng m ide, \t that lime it was re* ported that the track had been put. <u repair, but that the overturned coaches had not been righted and. 11 d on the tr < k.