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THK Ht'MTCK WATCHMAN, EniAblMxtl April, 1850. -Be Jut tui Few mot?Let all the ?mde Tbam A?na't M be tbj Country'*, TU/ Ged'e end Treib'*," THE TRCK SOUTHRON, Established Jene, UM
Cousoidated Ahr. 3,1881.
Vol. XXXV. No. 11.
nm im htm rut.
M All?'II Hl Kol sTHKKTS.
<lB*h vrlth tlx? ?HBorrw Two Officer**
Hiabbcd and NuiuNt of Revnonslra
tnes ? lahfesl In Knsalng fright.
Uwrencf, Mim., Sept. tt.?Police
snd parade merobera of the Industrial
Workers of the World fought with
knives and clubs today. Two officers
were stabbed, a number of demon?
strators were clubbed and an I. W.
W leader wa? captured after a hard
fight and then freed. One shot was
fired from the rank? of the paraders.
Carl.i Treeca of Plttsburg, an ed?
itor, who 1? an organiser of the in
I dustrial Workers, was in custody but
gained his freedom a minute or two
later. Persona who saw Treeca's ar?
rest said he wae rescued by com?
Treeca. with a smile, said the po?
lice let him go. All the police pro
fesued to be ignorant of tt. > occur?
The clash was quite unexpected,
?tore than 20,000 operatives met at
Has railroad station to welcome 700
aiembers of the I. W. W. who had
come from Be*, on to participate in a
parade to the craves of Anna Lopiz
f so and John Rainy, who were killed
during t!?e strike riots last January.
After the visitors hsd detrained an
impromptu parade was started, turn?
ing Anally Into Essex street, the main
VusNMsn thoroughfare of th> city.
The parade was Informal and no
application had been made for a pa?
re***. The polios, notified that the
Inarching, attempted
atlon. A squad of
sent to files ex and
where they threw
ix street and awaited
era were carried by
>ne was inscribed
?Freedom for Et
Iti." The other bore
Ice and Militia." and
id Anna and John?"
the parade reached
n it halted and argu
I? polios notified the
there that ttvry must disperse be
an ass they had so permit. Those in
the front rank ivere endeavoring to
fajl back when tuddenly the march?
ers in ths rear pressed forward and
the rnlll workers tried to pass the
They struck right and left at the
officers, who responded by swinging
their clubs Many paraders were
knocked bleeding to the ground. In
some instances the marchers robbed
the officers of their clubs and began
to beat the police.
The latter were forced to retreat
Into Lawrence street. It was here that
Trescs was seised by officers who
started with him towsrds the police
station nesrby.
Angered by the arrest of their lead?
er the crowd made a rush for the
officers. The police appeared to be
fighting to hold the prisoner, but a
moment or two later Treeca. was st
Later the crowd was driven through
Lawrence street and on to the Com?
mon where the paraders dispersed.
The widely heralded demonstration
of the afternoon, the parade in honor
of Anna Loplsxo and John lt.ua. >.
brought out about 8,000 marchers.
This prnrade was orderly throughout.
A drixsllng rain drenched the parad?
ers but did not dampen their ardor.
Many wornv*n were among the
marchers. Home led children by the
hand snd other* carried Infants in
their arma Many nationalities were
represented. Mislc was furnished by
several bands, "The Marseillaise" and
"L'lnternatlonsl" nein? the most nUfe
ulsr solectlona.
fifteen hundred marchers came
from other cities.
ficorea of red Haas with the h-tters
I W. W." were carried. ?>ne of
the banners read "Twentieth OOUtury
civilisation I or the progress of the
human* race we have Jails, fJUJIOWl
guillotines snd electric chairs for the
people who pjty to beep soldiers to
kill them wh?-n th. ?? n volt against
Wood1 snd other OfinTfl of CSpltallsm.
Arise slave* of th-- wrld No (?od.
n?? master. <>w t<>r ill. nil for '
If had been planned to march to
the cemetery, where the two riot vic?
tim* were ? urh 0i snd pines Bowers
on their graves. The parade nt one
time SJSJg within . nhorl distance ?-f
the cemetery, hut ( arlo Tn s.' i, aIl.
acted a* cbhf mtr.Oi><!. lew them in
another dlreetlon. Th" ??.,,.,. entered
bd f??r more than f??ur SSlleS sJong
utr-etM ?klrtlna- the mill di.s*n?t-.
j. i SJM I tin oiah huilm-m a re I t. ie tin tit
houses ind parts "f tho residential
x. Men*. According !? Trcsca, flowers
which w?t?' to have been placed on
the grave today will he taken to the
cemetery tomorrow.
Tomorrow general strike orders are
expected by the Industrial Workers'
leaders to have a widespread effect.
In many other New England manu?
facturing centres, leaders of the or?
ganisation nay. they are waiting for
Uwrence workers to go out. William
D. Haywood. one of the national or?
ganizers, issued an appeal on Boston
common two weeks ago for workers
all over the world to stop work as a
mark of protest. Telegrams are said
to have been received from various
parts of the country promtntng to
heed the call.
Lynn Shoe Workers to Quit Work for
21 ll?>ur*.
Horton Sept. 2*.?A 24-hour strike
tomorrow in sympathy with the Law?
rence "protest" strike was voted
unanimously tonight at a meeting of
1,000 shoe workers In Lynn. The
Lynn workers plan to march to Sa?
lem, where the trial of Ettor, Olovan
nlttl and Caruso is to take place.
Trial of Ettor and GiovannltU Will
Be Started?Interest It as High
Salem. Mass., Sept. 2H.?Joseph J.
Ettor, a former Pennsylvania iron
worker .and Arturo Qiovannittl. edi?
tor of a New York Italian newspaper,
who for eight months have been held
without ball on ?Karges of being ac?
cessories to the murder of Anna Lo
ptEBo. a Lawrence mill striker, will
I face their accusers In the Essex coun?
ty superior court here tomorrow. At
the same time Joseph Caruso, alleged
to be one of the leaders of the In?
dustrial Workers of the World, in?
fluenced to do the actual killing, will
be placed on trial. Ettor and Qio?
vannittl were prominent figures In
the great Lawrence textile strike last
Caruso was a striker. Reports that
a body of Lawrence mill operative*
who will refuse to work tomorrow
as an expression of loyalty to their
Imprisoned leaders were preparing to
march to Salem are current tonlg?t.
j A notable array of legal talent has
; ween assembled to defend the labor
I leaders, and behind them is a de
I fense fund of $50,000 contributed by
members of the Industrial Workers
District Attorney Atwlll will conduct
the government's case. The Indict?
ments against Ettor and Glovannltti
allege that they, by words and ac?
tions, "did solicit, move, procure, aid.
counsel and command" Caruso and
another who is a fugitive from jus?
tice to commit murder. On the day
after their arrest the two .strike lead?
ers were arraigned and on that day
was started a legal fight for their re?
lease which has continued through all
the eight months they have bees ia
The sheriff's office has been turned
Into a telegraph office for newspaper
men with more than a doaen special
wir?? running direct to the newspa?
Tomorrow .150 talesmen will report
for dut> and the work of electing a
Jury will begin.
News Note* of Wisuiy.
Wis.icky. Sept. 19. --Farmers are
rushing w'th the cotton crop, which
seems to be very short. The present
rain Interfere* greatly with tho work.
Some are preparing to plant large?
ly of oats.
There is some sickness in the com?
munity at this time.
Mr. J. H. Williams has two chil?
dren quite sick with malarial fever.
Mrs. K. J. Williams continue quite
feable. she ins recently been ill
with malarial fever. Her blindness
dosfl not Improve.
Mr. m. l. Williams Continus to suf
f< i with his eyes. The trouble Is
not better.
The glrlt and boyi have returned to
lbs different col leget nnd the neigh?
borhood Is lonely.
Miss Pack, of Union, is teaching
at Win* ky
If In Ontsj of Cheater ?iii leach
Dm i \ anbos w boot,
i Mis i?r. Bhlrer and daughter of
st iitepheni have geen visiting rola*
Iiv M here the DSSl B. eek.
Miss Maltis Ledtngham of Conwsy,
If in our midst for i few weeks.
Mrs, W. H Milrer and little da ugh <
ler, of Blshopvllle, havi been visit
lt)g heli' this Week.
Ml U W TolsMin Wal <"it on th<
Irseti Baturdaj for tin Ural time Iti
ssvsral weeks, during which time hn
bis been laid up with Ihflammator)
I 04 /em.i
bickens GUNTER,
Details of the Affair Are Not Clear.
Probably Caused by Folltloul Dif?
Wagener, sept. 28.?Tonight tho
little town of Wagener, Alken county,
lies within the throes of a disorderly
and turbulent condition never before
experienced in Its entire history. The
condition arises from the fact that
in a personal encounter this after?
noon about 6 o'clock on the business
square of the town, Hugh Long, rep?
resentative-elect from Aikf?n county,
shot and probably mortally wounded
Plckens Gunter, president of the Bank
of Wagener and one of the county's
oldest and most prominent citizens.
The wounded man is a first cousin
to R. L Uunter, who is prosecuting
attorney for this, the Second, Judicial
Eye-witnesses to the tragedy are
silent and suspicious and refuse to
discuss the matter. But this much is
clear. About 6 o'clock this afternoon
the two combatants who were bitter
political enemies, met in front of the
local branch of the Bank of Western
Carolina and bitter invectives were
hurriedly exchanged and before any
one could realize what was transpir?
ing the two men had clashed.
A relative of the wounded man,
Ray Gunter, a political friend Of
Long, rushed in and apparently en?
deavored to separate the combatants.
And it was at this time that Pickens
Gunter was shot. Some claim that
Long shot while Plckens Gunter
was on top of him while others state
that it was not Long who fell to the
ground in the clinch but the two
Gunters and that Long stood off and
tired twice at the woundod man. How?
ever, all witnesses agree that two
shots were fired. The first missed;
the second found Its mark, penetrat?
ing at the left and lower portion of
the abdomen and making its exit
through the back, having passed
clearly through the body. The instru?
ment used was a 38 calibre revolver.
Long then hastened from the scene,
not going to his own house, but to
that of a neighbor, where he re?
mains barricaded at this time. Of the
12 or more persons Interviewed on
tho matter all agree In venturing the
opinion that the difference between
the two man arose from a peculiar
and strained political situation which
has been existing in this county and
particularly In this section for some
Briefly two men from Wagener
Hugh Long and J. C. Lester Busbee,
were in the race for house of repre?
sentatives. The lines were closely
drawn in the immediate vicinity.
The factionalism was bitter and per?
sonalities were Indulged In indiscrimi?
nately. The election of Long in the
second primary fanned the hatred to
an unbelievable degree and Long was
sent numerous messages wherein his
life was threatened in the event that
he should return to Wagener, his
home. But upon the election In the
third primary of last Tuesday of Mr.
Busbee, Long feeling himself safe
ventured to return. All this afternoon
the trouble was precipitated.
Sheriff T. P. Unborn was wired at
Alk eg of the trouble and urged to
come to Wagener at once. He, accom?
panied by two rural policemen, Mus
coe Samuels and S. E. Hollejf and a
newspaper man who was sworn In as
a special deputy hastily left Alken
In an automobile arriving her?' about
9.10 o'elock.
And when the posse arrived here*
they encountered a condition with
which they were absolutely unable to
cope. Numerous groups of dissatisfied
people stood murmuring. At intervals
flrearmi would be discharged and the
more timid onlokori ikurrled for
i places of shelter. T ie local police
I are unable to abolish this nuisance
1 and the offloen from \lken are ap
j parenti.N resigned to th s leaser of the
two evils. Long can'l bt moved, The
I threat has been openly made thai if
he is taken from the house in which
he hai concealed himself he will he
taken from tin- offleer? and shot Into
mince meat, it has been sworn that
I.?11 g will be lyric I a d.
? The oihcer* are eqnlly determined
I that such shall ret be the case if it
la -; within their, power- to ward off lie
threatened trouble. However, the
riot is momentarily looked for. it Is
stated to sheriff Raborn In tho form
of :i warning that every road lending
out of Wagener has been blocked with
logs K bile it |i further Bt lb d pi ket -
line the ???ad to apprehend and frua
tr?te nny effort to remove the beleag
lired man. If report be true a cor
don of men surrounds the man whom
the officers want. No show of resist?
ance has been offered to any one en?
tering the house and all of the posse
were permitted to do so but they
made no effort to bring Long out. He
sits near a door, with a loaded re?
volver in his hand and a Winchester
rifle at his side, swearing to protect
himself. He expressed a willingness,
even a desire to go with the officers If
he was assured protection from the
violence of the displeased crowd.
Hut this assurance has not been
given him. Sheriff Kaborn has been
told that all are friendly toward him
j nd his posse but that any movement
to escort Long from the town will bo
met with armed resistance. The sheriff
has made more than one speech to
groups of men but they are noncom?
mittal and continuo their spirit of de?
termination. Sheriff Haborn has just
wired Gov. Blease for a company of
Long makes no statement other I
than he had it to do. The wounded
man lies at his home In a 3erlous con?
dition. At midnight a train from Co?
lumbia will bring a party of physi?
cians and nurses. Mr. Gunter may not
live through the night.
Long is mayof of Wagener. Mr.
Gunter is one of its most prominent
citizens and business men. At 1
o'clock tonight Sheriff Raborn re?
versed his decision and cancelled his
order for troops. His later Inten?
tions seem to be toward an effort to
carry out a ruse and get his man off.
Indications are that he will be suc?
Work Commenced Saturday Morning
?Track Extended to Terminal by
Work on the South Carolina Wee
tern track which wan stepped several
weeks ago when the track had reach?
ed the Turkey Creek Canal was com?
menced again Saturday morning and
by night the road bed had been
graded down several feet and tho
track laid up to Calhoun Street. Mon?
day morning the work wss resumed
at Car?*oun street and by night It will
extend up to the site of the freight
terminal to which the spur track now
being laid will run to.
A full force of hands was put to
work on the road Saturday morn
Ins* grading down the bed which was
too high at the Calhoun street cross?
ing. The bed was cut down about
two feet and the grading completed
to a point several hundred feet from
the corner of Calhoun and Green
streets in the old field facing Mr. E.
T. Windham's store. In the after?
noon the force commenced on tho
laying of the track, taking up the
work where they had stopped at the
Turkey Creek canal, and extending
the line on up to Calhoun street. At
Calhoun street precautions were tak?
en to prevent injuries to the water
nnd sewerage mains which had to be
crossed and Monday morning the line
was advanced on across that street to
the point where the bed had been
graded and later on the line was still
further advanced to the site of the
The laying of the track is an Inspir
mg si*rht and one that attracted a
great deal of atontion Saturday ami
Monday mornings. It is also one well
worth the time and attention given
It by the spectators. The work on
tho foundations of the site was com?
menced Monday morning and is pro?
ceeding rapidly.
Culiing-Card Rules.
(By Paul West.)
Gentleman readers have requested
the very latest Information concerning
the leaving of calling-cards. Tho fol?
lowing rules have been obtained from
high authority:
A gentleman calling 0n a single
lad) should hand four cards to tho
maid or butler. Then, as In- enters
the drawing n?<>m, in- should deposit
two more on the nearest table. If
the holy is sometime in making her
appearance, ho may decorate the i>i?
tures <?ii th.- Wallfl with his cards, also
slipping as many as possible into
books on Hie center table. On going
? a... he sure t<> leave twelve more on
the card-stand.
in calling "ti a married lad;., twice
the number of cars should be left, bo
sides which on returninK home, h<
should mail fort) or fifty more as a
token of his pleasure ;<t having seen
\t receptions nnd other formal af
fairs, a gentleman Bhould leave as
many of hi- cards as he can carry to
the place . Also ill <p :( f< w Into the
BOU|l the punch boWl, ami. t>n h\>\
Ing, int.. umbrella stands.- - Exchange,
Governor Orders Rigid Investigation
of Shooting of Cliristle, Baker and
Augusta, Qa., Sept. 29.?The con?
ference between the mayor, council
men, the city attorney and representa?
tives of the street car company in
an effort to bring about a settlement
of the strike held this afternoon, re?
sulting In nothing. The company will
prepare a reply to this committee
to be submitted to a meeting of coun?
cil at 10.45 tomorrow.
Following the withdrawal of a com?
pany of cavalry and a company of
infantry, efforts to operate cars this
morning were frustrated by obstruc?
tions which had been put across the
telt lino tracks, including one of the
city's steam road rollers.
Tonight the military force on duty
was reduced to 40 men and three of?
ficers, who were engaged in patroi
duty and guarding the street railway
company's property.
Gov. Brown has ordered a rigid in?
vestigation of the shooting of Chris?
tie, Baker and Dorne, all of whom are
dead. MaJ. Levy, in command of
the local battalion, has instructed the
officers to have their reports com?
pleted and filed with him by 9 o'clock
Capts. Jewett and Henderson and
every man on the firing line will be
presented to the military court for
trial, probably luring this week.
Hcnious Crime Charged to Rural Po?
liceman C. M, Young and Constable
Mark Morris.
A most unusual and ugly story of
crime perpetrated In the Shlloh sec?
tion of the county reached this city
Sunday and there was considerable
talk of it on the streets Monday.
From information obtainable it
seems that warrants have been is?
sued by Magistrate F. L, Player of
Shlloh for the arrest of Rural Police?
man Cf Mi Young and Player's Con?
stable, Mat k Morris, who in the war?
rant are charged with a most hein?
ous offense The two men are charg?
ed with raping two negro girls on
Friday afternoon while, as officers of
the law. they had charge of them for
the ostensible purpose of taking them
before the magistrate to have them
put up bond in cases against two ne?
gro men who were charged with hav?
ing committed criminal assault upon
The two white men left the house
of the parents ot the negro girls with
them in a buggy. The four of them
were seen by a number of persons
and were tracked to where they had
left the road and again where they
had come out of the woods several
miles from where they had turned
out into it. The two men did not ar?
rive at the magistrate's nor did they
turn up at all that night. The two
girls arrived at home at night and
told their father that they had been
criminally assaulted by the two of?
ficers. Their father at once had a
warrant sworn out before Magistrate
Flayer for their arrest charging them
with the crime The two men. how?
ever, were not to be found anil, so
far as is known here, have not been
arrested yet.
Both of the men have families and
are well known in their community.
Young Is B rural policeman and has
made a good officer. Morris has been
constable for Magistrate Flayer for
some time It Is understood that both
sides have secured counsel and the
two men will be prosecuted to the
extent of the law. if they are arrest"
A ne-st unusual feature of the cas<
is the fact that at the time the
??rime is alleged to base been commit*
ted the two officers were looking for
two negro men against for whom
Warrants had been sworn out by the
father of the two girls charging them
with the same offense with which the
two white men are i harged.
The advance agent of Buffalo Bill
and Pawnee Bill's Wild West slows
which wll be here or. October 23 stat?
ed while in the < itv Monday morning
that he had been here twelve years
ago and again four years ago and In
thai time Pumter had grown more
than any other t. u n which he had
visited Bnywhere in the West or
Cotton sold for 11 B-16 cents on the
local mnrki I Monda y,
i a\ Itorics und Toilet Rooms for
Both Sexes of Two Race*, to be
Placed in S. C W. Stutlon.
Officials of the commission govern?
ment and the health department
piloted the South Carolina Western
Railray into the terminal grounds of
that company early Monday by meet?
ing with the constructing engineer
and arriving at agreements as to the
railroad properly protecting the sew?
er and storm drainage pipes <>n Cal
houn, Green, and other Streets and
intersections, and the railway assum?
ing responsibility for uny damages to
pipes, etc.
Mayor L. D. Je* <*s, Councilman
, J. P. Booth, Dr. Alood of the
I Board of Hea' ^ a Health Officer
i E. I. Beard* Constructing En
gineer H. T mj n of the South Caro?
lina We -o' Railway Monday, and
these V , went over the grounds
full' ^
*rd to the contentions of the
V alth officer that the depot be
/cted with the sanitary sewer
a that retiring rooms for white and
colored females be added to the gen?
eral waiting rooms in order to insure
privacy for women and children, that
there be added separate toilet accom?
modations for females of both races,
that proper lavatories be provided,
etc., all of these accommodations have
been promised by the railway officials.
Dr. H. Ashley Mood and Health Of?
ficer Beardon were shown the revised
plans of the depot embracing the
improvements and charges requested
from the original plans and express?
ed approval of the arrangements.
The South Carolina Western Rail?
way is therefore now clear of any ob?
structions whatsoever and in a couple
of days the tracks will be well Into
the terminal site.
The city officials and the railway
officials were delighted that Sumter
will soon have the new railway. Sum?
ter people are in full sympathy with
the new road and the relations be?
tween the people of Sumter and the
new railway will be pleasant and pro
stable to both.
? Ia-ttor to Mr. J. H. Levy Tells of
tVelingh of Visitors for Sumter.
The following letter, which s self
explanatory, has something of the
true "ring" to it and makes Sumter
citizens feel proud of the reception
given at this place to the Booster
citizens of Richmond: ?
Rivhmond. Va.. Sept. 27, 1915.
Mr. J. H. Levy, President, Retail
Merchants' Association, .Sumter, 8.
Dear Sir: You cannot i nagine
how much we appreciate the hearty
reception tendered us while in your
city last week.
The "Richmond B 'osters" knew that
you would be glad to see them, other?
wise, we would not have visited you,
but we did n>>t expect such a hearty
reception as you gave us.
Our representative will he n your
city in the near future and th nk you
personally, and at the same time try
to secure some information that nuy
be mutually beneficial.
We hope we ma> havs the pleasure
of seeing you in Richmond, and at
any time that you visit our City, we
will be glad to hnve you m tke our
office your headquarters, and tender
you the use of de-k stationery and
With kindest regards to yourself,
and all your * Alzens, we are.
Tours very trul\
Freeman Advertising Agency In
Col. O'Lenry Says Battalion in \u
gut*ta Should !>e Aide to MsdSttaJu
Order Tlu*re.
Savannah. Qa., Sept. 21*. <'<?! M.
J. O. Leary. who has been tti com?
mand 0 fthe troops at Augu>la. re?
turned to Savannah today, together
with the Georgia Hussars, under com?
mand of Cept. R. P Mein tyre, ar?
riving here at . . 1 this after?
noon. <'ol Ola 'i> said today that
the Waynesboro company had line
been relieved and sent home, and that
the four Augusta companies, und- r
command of Mai, Levy, have perfect
Control of the situation. The bat*
talion n<>w on duty at AugUUta," In
said, "should be aide to maintain per
re. t r,h r there.'
Mr. Robert If, Keels left Monday
morning for Charltwton, where he has
accepted a position In the News and
Courier printing department.

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