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la Swearing Weather Candidates
Ar? Weil Received at Hampton?
Mian Will Not Carry a Single
Coaaty Dvctarea Pollock.
Hampton, June 15.?With the mer?
cury hovering about the century
mark United Statte Senatorial aspl
rant* today mopped their brown and
Rapt the campaign laauea quivering at
fever heat. Mr. Pollock, who has
boon gradually growing more and
more warm In his utterances, made
here today the most tlery speech of
tho antl-Blease side nlnce the cam?
paign opened. Hampton county, ac?
cording to the speaker, waa organized
Immedistely after the "Bed Shirt" po?
litical upheaval of '76 and the county
got tho name from the Illustrious
leader of that dark hour.
The crlala we are now facing Is
similar to the one of 1878." the speak
tr aald. "South Carolina is calling
for the aama patriotic men to redeem
bar." bo continued, while the crowd
uproariously applauded hla challenge.
Tho same apeaker said that there
was much being said in tbe State
campaign about coat tall swingers.
T>.en he added: "There are not coat
'.all awlnging now. There were once,
but now there are not coattalla to
soles to. as Jennings. Smith and I
have cut tbam off."
"Tea." some one In tho crowd
shouted back, "but there's the shirt
"But we'll get that before the sum?
mer is over." the speaker was quick
to retort. "Ones thsre were coat
tail swingers, but now they are afraid
Too governor is Just the big 'boss'
and bis subordinates are only pushing
for him."
Too man from Charaw prophe?
sied that the governor would not
carry a single county In the State on
August II. "The governor is on the
run" Mr. Pollock added. "The latest
resort la that he's called his 'hench?
man' together to tighten up the ma?
chine, that the governor may be In
tno second race, which in extremely
Mr. Jennings, in trying to discredit
llonator Smith's claim* to having had
tome part in advancing the price of
cotton the last decade, said:
"If Smith gets only the votes of
those who believe that Senator Smith
has caused this, then hla vote will not
bo equivalent to that of Hampton
? Senator Smith, tbe first speaker,
had started tbe election forecast. He
again quoted Paul In the familiar
fighting a good fight and keeping the
faith' oaaaages, and added: "Hence?
forth there Is laid up for me the
greatest majority ever received by any
candidate In South Carolina."
There will be In all probability as
many as 100 voters out to hear the
The meeting today was held In the
open air pavilion on the court house
square. P. H. Qoodlng. the county
chairman, presided, and the Hev. W.
H. Dowllng made a brief prayer.
The apeechee were kept within a
Si-minute limit.
Tomorrow the party goes to Barn
well. Thla la a county which has al?
ways been boisterously pro-Bleuse. As
the governor has been out of the run?
ning three days and attacks increas?
ingly bitter have been ma'.e upon his
record. In his absence, anticipations
are that there *nay be some excite?
ment at the Bsrnwell meeting.
Senator Smith was first introduced.
Ho at onco launched into a ulscun
slon of tho national legislation re?
cently Initiated by the Wilson admin?
istration. At no time during the cam?
paign has the banking and currency
saw amendment fathered by Senator
Smith been more kindly received.
"What will be the rate of Interest?"
the speaker was asked l>y one in the
audience when the tlm?* extension
feature and tbe amendment whereby
farm producta and real estate have
become collateral with the central re?
gional bank were under discussion.
"That will be detet mined just as
soon ss the banks sre in full opera?
tion under the new law." Mr. Smith
replied. "There I? much reason to be?
lieve that money will not only SS had
easier, but at u lower rate of inter* a
then ever before."
The senator got a hearty response
when reading list* of prices paid for
cotton durlna tbe last two decades.
When be came t<> the lean years
whan I and 6 rents were the prices,
ho asked: "In there any one here
wbo remember.i that?" A farmer
sitting directly In front said jocularly
that be had sold bin crop at -1 rents.
"And you felt that you were giving
It to the buyer and giving him some?
thing to boot to take it." the nenator
answered, while the farmer chuckled
over the misfortunes of the pint.
Senator Smith answered Mr. .Iro?
nings' argument that the law of sup
pry and demand fixed the price by
saying that Humter's mayor s spelling
was wrong and that "it in the tupph
aad do men' instead."
( all on Him to (Vase Ills Quibbling
?Believed to Be spurring for
Time?President Hold? Confer?
ence. ,
Washington, June 29.?Champions
of peace In Mexico through the pro?
cess of mediation are worried today
over the report from Niagara Falls
that unless Carranza ends his quib?
bling and gives a definite answer to
his intentions with regard to the pro?
posed parley with Huerta the media?
tion will soon adjourn. It Is now be?
lieved In Washington that Carranza Is
sparring for time und unless the me?
diators take a decided stand he will
drag the negotiations along indefi?
President Wilson Secretary of the
Navy Daniels and Rear Admiral
Fletcher held a long conference today
which is expected to result in some
sort of definite action.
Constitutionalists Snoot Two Hundred
Colorado* Captured Yesterday.
Bl Paso. June 29.?Two hundred
and fifty "Colorados" (federal irreg?
ulars), captured by Gen. Benavides,
constitutionalist, at Salinas yesterday,
were executed by firing squads, ac?
cording to a dispatch today. The
rebels accuse the Coloradors of rapine
and robbery under the guise of war.
On The Way, but Don't Know Where
He's Going.
It la beginning to look as though
Governor Blesse cannot find a trail.?
Greenville Piedmont.
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The senator has made much sport
recently on his struggles with the
lawyers both in and out of congress.
Tuday when urging that there were
now too many lawyers in Washing?
ton, he Ukerted them to the negro's
shambly mule, which the owner
wouldn't fatten because it couldn't
carry the flesh it already had
buken on.
Mr. Jenblngs opened by pointing to
the court house and usklng why the
citizens of Hampton did not razo its
walls and use the bricks as flagstones
in paving the streets. This was the
bludgeon with which he struck the
opening blow In attacking the gov?
ernor's pardon rt^ord.
"More than 1,200 criminals, in?
cluding every class, murderers, thieves
and forgers, have been turned loose.
What if they all had come to Hamp?
ton county to pillage and plunder
your homes and despoil your wo?
men?" he asked. This type of politi?
cal surgery has been met customarily
with some resentment and is general?
ly answered by scattering applause
for the governor. Today, if his fol?
lowers were moved to wrath, this was
smothered In utter silence, while the
speaker was vigorously applauded for
his statements.
In his militant defense of the new
primary rules, Mr. Pollock rend a list
of the challenged votes as recently
published from different Charleston
wards. Among these "furriners," as
the speaker termed them, were the
"Karllnskls," the "Voutsals" and the
"Stamatlades," and the names of the
witnesses were as rhythmical ami
equally euphonious.
"These were not naturalized citi
sens," said the speaker, "yet under
the leadership of Vincent Chlcco ami
Sottlle you and I and other hack
woodsmen had no chance against
them. These are they with whom the
governor has sided. That wasn't
enough. When it came to appoint?
ing a coluned on his staff, the gov?
ernor had to get an Italian dngo and
If you are a military man, you have
to pass before the governor with his
wavy pompadour with the little fat
dago behind him. And you can't
help yourself, you the sovereign peo?
ple How long, I usk, will the de?
scendants of Sumter and Marlon and
Plckens submit to such dictatorial
tryanny ?"
Candidates, However, Avoid Political
AHsnOntS, Juno ft,?Wbilo the
candidates were Walling ovei hero to?
night for a train to Uarnwell tomor?
row morning, a small group of Al
lendale citizens peristently urged the
candidates to make brief speeches.
In complying with this request, the
injection or polities was carefully
avoided. All that the candidates did
was to Introduce themselves to the
people and to spike fa h other with
good natureil and pointed jukes, much
t?? the assnnssnenl of nit who hoard
them. It will not be the policy of
the cum ulates to do extra campaign?
ing as the schedule as arranged is ex?
tremely heavy.
With only one week covered and
the touring extending until August
-0, both Messrs. Jennings ami Pul?
lock have nlrendy become extremely
hoarse from the daily routine of
speech makluK.
prophecy OF business
Kcform of Mileage Abuse*?Senate and
House May Compromise on Flat
RatS ol' 10 Genta Per Mile.
Washington, June 27.?If the effect
discernible at Washington is a criter?
ion it may be registered as a fact that
President Wilson has never made a
more impressive presentation of his
views on any subject than he made
Thursday at the White House to the
Virginia editors in defence of his anti?
trust programme.
Since the delivery of his speech,
with its lucid and masterful statement
of the reasons which impel the presi?
dent to insist on the trust-remedying
measures at the present session, many
of those who have heretofore com?
plained of Mr. Wilson's "obstinacy" in
holding congress through the summer
have come around to the opinion that
he is right, and that it will be better
for business in the end to clean up
house quickly and be done, leaving a
solid two years of this administration
rfee from disturbance.
If during these two years after the
enactment of the trust bills there
shall be the widespread and substan?
tial business revival which the presi
dent predicts, no doubt need be en-i
tertained that he will be re-elected
and that the two years of "business
freedom" will be extended into at least
six, with a good chance of one or two
more Democratic administrations to
follow, of course, if the president is
mistaken in his opinion of what is
best for business, his party must take
tbe serious consequences, but it is no?
ticeable that the calm confidence in
the soundness of his policy, which he
declares to have been formulated up?
on the advice of some of the best
business brains in the country, is tak?
ing a lot of the sturch out of criticism.
Not finishing up the year's busi?
ness within the year is apparently get?
ting to bo a habit with congress.- It
is a very ugly one, too. While con?
gress was protesting against the dis?
position of tbe president to keep it
there after July 1 on account of leg?
islative matters outside of the regular
routine, it would seem that congress
would have been consistent enough to
handle the regular routine with suiil
cient expedition to have the appro?
priation bills all passed by the close
of the fiscal year. Hut with the end
of the fiscal year only two weeks
away, eight or nine of the supplv
measures are still in congress' hands.
In all probability congress will have
to adopt emergency resolutions con?
tinuing the appropriations for ten or
fifteen days at the rate per diem as
provided in the last Appropriation
Acts. In 1912 it was necessary to do
this twice, the first resolution ex?
tending the old apropriations for tif
teen days having to be renewed for
another fifteen days before the sup?
ply calendar was completely cleared.
It is impossible to resist the impres?
sion that the legislators could have
proceeded with more dispatch this
year. There has been much criticism
of the manner in which Mr. Under?
wood and several other majority lead?
ers, whose bugle horns used to be in?
fluential, have ceased to exert them?
selves of late. (As to the minor!'y,
it has been doing as much filibuster?
ing as it dared.) /
This disposition to "let go" is not
confined to the representatives of the
"safe and sane" school, of which Mr.
1'nderwood has been considered the
best exhibit. Within the past few
days Senator Hoheit L, Owen, of
Oklahoma, who led the fight for the
new currency system in the senate,
has packed up his duds and gone off
to Buropn, leaving his colleagues to
"groan and sweat" through the dog
days. Goanlp has it that he became
miffed because the president would
not add the Owen bill for the regula?
tion of stock exchanges to the imme?
diate programme of the administra?
Frequent references have been
made In this correspondence to the
campaign which a few persevering and
right thinking men in congress have
been conducting to reform the mile?
age abuse. The opinion has been ex?
pressed that the effort would bear
substantial fruit at this session, in
spite of much scepticism in and out
of congressional circles, it is a hard
struggle, because at heart the ma?
jority of congress Is In favor of as
much mileage as it can get, but the
outlook is that the result will be a
compromise between the senate and
the house on a Hat rate of ten cents a
mile, which Is generally felt to be bet?
ter than the original house proposition
Of 'actual expenses.' That the actual
expense plan would have reduced the
abuse to some extent, however, is
obvious from tbe fact that its lead Inn
opponents were those who are fore?
most in the contention lor twenty
cents a mile,
Leaders in flic attack on the mile?
age abuse have been Chairman Joseph
T. Johnson, of the sub-committee of
the appropriations committee, who h
deals with this subject; his commit
OF ins HEED.
Says Ills Name Will Go Down in His?
tory as Exponent of Liberty?
?Anarchists Being Arrested by
Wholesale Discovery of Plot
Against Government.
Sarajevo Bosnia, June 29.?Defiant
and boastful, two young slavs, di?
rectly implicated in the assassination
of Archduke Francis Ferdinand and
his morganatic wife, the duchess of
Hohenberg, here yesterday, subjected
to an all night examination by police
captains, acknowledged throwing tho
bomli. Boasting that it was a good
slavid bomb, and came from Bel?
grade. There were more bombs in
Belgrade, too, they said.
The 18-year-old prisoner, Prinzip,
who fired the shots which killed the
Austrian heir and Consort, assumed
a pose here, declaring that his name
would go down in history. The homes
of the prisoners were raided and docu?
ments seized, discovering an organiza?
tion for the purpose of harassing the
Austrian government. Prinzip said
that he did not intend to kill the wo?
Scores of anarchists are being ar?
rested today.
Even in death the Austrian govern?
ment refused to recognize the Duch?
ess as the wife of the archduke.
Prinzip, when arraigned this after?
noon charged with murder, said: "I
did it to avenge the oppression of the
Ilioting against the Servians broke
out tonight. Servian shops were
Man Who Disappeared From Home
in Rock Hill Village Was Rilled.
Fort Mill, June 25.?The dead body
of a man, later identified as that of
S. L, Boulware, was found this morn?
ing about 8 o'clock by T. X. Lem
monds, an employe of the Charlotte
Brick company, on the tracks of the
Southern railway, about two miles
south of Fort Mill, who reported the
case to the officials here. Coroner
Black came over from Yorkville and
empaneled a jury who went to the
scene of the tragedy about 2 o'clock
this afternoon. An examination of
the body was made by Dr. W. Ci.
Stevens of Kock Hill, who found the
throat cut, the limbs broken in sev?
eral places and the body badly
bruised. The verdict of the coroner's
jury wo? to the effect that the man
had come to his death by having his
throat cut, either by himself or oth?
ers and being struck by a train
though the jury considers it possible
that the entire accident may have
been caused by collision with a train.
Mr. Boulware is the man reported
missing from his home in the Man?
chester mill village near Kock Hill
since Monday morning who was be?
lieved to be demented, and, having
threatened his own life, had drowned
himself in the Catawba river.
Candidates S|>cuk First at Privateer
on August Ith.
At a meeting of the County Demo?
cratic Executive committee held in
the court house Saturday at noon ar?
rangements were made for the hold?
ing of the county campaign, and the
assessments of the candidates for the
various offices were decided on.
The county campaign will meet
first at Privateer on August 4th.
Other meetings will be held as fol?
lows: Shiloh, Wednesday, August
5th; Mayesville, Thursday, August
t;th; Dalsell? Friday, August 14th;
Hembert, Tuesday, August 11th;
Wedgetield, Tuesday, August 18th;
Sumter, Friday, August 21, evening,
and Saturday, August 22, noon.
Negro Murderer Hanged.
Gadaden, Ala., June 2fi.?Walter
Pryor, a negro, was hanged here this
morning for tbe murder of Ceo. Quest,
foreman of the Alabama Power Co.,
last November.
teo colleague, Congressman Robert
M. Page, of North Carolina, and Rep?
resentative James F, Byrnes. The
house IIrat paaaed a provision for a. -
tual expenses, cutting the old appro?
priation in half. The senate reject?
ed this and declared itself for the old
system of twenty cents.
When the conferees reported the
bill back to the house with this item
in disagreement tbe house adopted
an amendment offered by Congress?
man Byrnes to make the mileage a
list live cents a mile. Chairman
Johnson expressed the opinion that
tho result would be an agreement
on the basis of ten cents a mile Mit.
Messrs, Alken and Ragsdale were the
only South Carolinians to vote against
the Byrnes amendment. Messrs.
Bymea, Pinley, Johnson and Lever
voted for it. Representative Whaley
was not present.
Archduke Francis Ferdinand and the
Duchess of Ilohcnl>crg, His Mor- *
ganatic Wife, Were Parsing
Hi rough City on Annual Visit to
Annexed Provinces.
Sarajevo, June 28.?Archduke Fran?
cis Ferdinand, heir to the Austro
Hungarian throne, and his morganatic
wife, the Duchess of Hohenberg, were
assassinated today while driving
through the streets of Sarajevo, the
Bosnian capital. A youthful Servian
student tired the shots which added
another to the long list of tragedies
that has darkened the reign of Bnt
peror Francis Joseph.
The archduke and his wife were
victims of the second attempt in the
same day against their lives. First a
bomb was thrown at the automobile in
which they were driving to the town
hall. Forewarned, however, of a
possible attempt against his life, the
archduke was watchful and struck the
missile aside with his arm. It fell |
under an automobile followim, which
carried members of the archduke's
suite, wounding Count von Boss-Wal
deck and Col. Merino.
On their return from the town hall
the archduke and the duchess were
driving to the hospital when Gavrio
Prinzip darted at the car and lired
I a volley at the occupants. His aim
was true and the archduke and his
I wife w ere mortally wounded. With
them at the time was the governor
of the city, who escaped injury. The
I bodies of his murdered companions
collapsed across him and protected
him from stray bullets.
The governor shouted to the chauf?
feur to rush to the palace. Physicians
were in prompt attendance but their
services were useless as the archduke
and his wife were dead before the
palace was reached.
Until the emperor's wishes are
known the bodies will lie in state at
the palace here. They will doubt?
less be interred in the Ilapsburg
vaults in the Capuchin church in
In Sarajevo there Is mourning ev?
erywhere with black draped Hags and
streamers on all public buildings.
Throughout the day weeping women
were to be seen in groups while great
crowds surrounded the spots where
the bomb exploded and where the
fatal shots were lired.
This final tragedy which has come
to the house of Ilapsburg is the cul?
mination of the personal sorrows that
have overshadowed the life of the em?
peror. The reign began with sinister
omens for the emperor faced inter?
na, dissensions and external aggres?
sions from the moment he came to the
throne. In 1853 the list of tragic in?
cidents began with an attempt on his
life when a Hungarian named Ie
benye wounded him with a knife.
Fourteen years later his brother,
Archduke Maxmilian, emperor of
Mexico, was executed. Then followed
the burning to death of a niece In
Vienna, a sister in Paris, and the
death by suicide in Stahrenberg lake
of a cousin.
In 1898 the emperor's wife, who
was the daughter of Maximilian Jo?
seph, duke of Bavaria, was stabbed
to death at Geneva by a mad Italian
anarchist. They had been estranged
for many years but the emperor had
never ceased to show a deep affection
for her.
Less than 10 years before the em?
peror's only son, the Crown Prince
Rudolph, a man of ability and prom?
ise, met death In a mystery which to
this date has not been cleared. On
January 30, 1889, his body was found
I In a hunting lodge at Meyerling, not
far from Vienna. Beside his body lay
that of the Baroness Marie Vetzera.
Archduke Charles Francis, known
popularly as Karl, who becomes heir
t?? the Austrian throne, owing to the
morganatic birth of Archduke Fran?
cis Ferdinand's children, debarring
their succession, differs from all other
members of imperial family inasmuch
as he is the llrst member of the im?
perial house to have been educated in
the public schools of Vienna, where he
mixed with pupils representing every
class of society. He associated with
working men and trades people ami
joined them In their games, getting
closer In touch with the aspirations
and ideals of the people than any of
the other llasphurgs. He is a first
lieutenant hi the Austrian army.
Antl-Servian demonstrations began
tonight. The mayor of Sarejovo Is?
sued a proclamation to the residents
of the city denouncing the crime and
declaring that by the confessions of
the assassins it was shown beyond all
doubt that the bomb thrown at the
archduke's car came from Belgrade.
Serais Message of Condolence.
Washington, June 29. The presl*
dent st?iit a message of condolence to ;
Rmperor Frames Joseph of Austria-1
Hungary saying: "Deeply shocked at
atrocious murder," ami extending the]
profound sympathy of the govern?
ment and people of the United States
Governor is Angry, Tente up Telegram
1 landed Him by County Chairman
and Spits Upon it.
Bamberg, June 27.?The United
States senatorial campaign meeting
here today partook in some slight de?
gree of the boisterous nature of the
gubernatorial campaign meeting of
two years ago. That was the "rough"
day of the entire campaign that year.
It was on the morning succeeding the
Spartanburg dictaphone episode, and
the language of one of the candidate*
in referring to the alleged revelations
was so nauseating that ladies were
compelled to lecvo. the grounds. At
no other places visited this campaign
have the lines of partisan cleavage
been so definitely drawn, other voters
have not been so emphatic in then*
preference of candidates. At no other
place were the candidates more lib?
erally applauded. At no place have
more questions been fired at the
speakers, nor the parrying and thrust?
ing and the acid replies been more
appreciated or returned with more
deadly effect. !
When the governor was introduced
today, he was asked by H. C. Folk,
the county ch irman, to answer a
telegram sent during the recent ses?
sion of the State legislature, asking
why the governor was not supporting
Mr. Folk for master, when Mr. Folk
was the Democratic primary nominee,
but had sent another name to the
senate for confirmation. The chairman
also propounded an additional ques?
tion: "Is a mail who violates his
oath at the ballot box a fit person to
send to the1 United States senate?"
The governor totally ignored the
latter question, and taking the tele?
gram, tore it into shreds, spat upon
it and stamped it with his feet. The
I governor ther said: "If that dirty
coward who made the threat against
me in the drug store is in the au?
dience, now is the time for him to do
his work." There was no movement
in the audience, nor any response.
Gov. Blease asserted that some one
in a nearby drug store had said: "I
want to hear Gov. Blease today, as it
will be the last speech he will ever
make." There was no response, and
the governor again said if the coward
were there it was the proper time to
car v out the threat.
The governor had come to Bam?
berg prepared for trouble, as four
State detectives were close by at all
times, closely guarding the governor
against any possible attack. A deputy
sheriff from Xowberry was also in
the party.
Health Officer and City Manager Unite
With Chamber of Commerce.
City Manager W. F. Robertson and
Health Officer H. A. Mood have both
written to the St ile Health Officer, Dr
J. A. Hayne, as1 ing him to use his
elTorts to secure the services of Dr.
Carter and his Party in and around
this city in eradicating mosquitoes.
The matter was Brat taken up by the
secretary of the Chamber of Com?
merce and has Veen pushed by him.
Dr. Hayne yesterday wrote that he
had no control over the movements of
Dr. Carter and his party and that an
invitation would have to be received
by Dr. Carter from the city and from
the board of health before he would
consent to come. Maj. Robertson,
representing the city, and Dr. Mood,
representing the board of health, at
once sent the invitations to Dr. Car?
ter and they may be brought to Sum?
ter to carry on a war of eradication
against the mosouitoes.
Twenty-two Injured While In Tunnel
?Panned by Compressed Air.
Milwaukee, June 29.?Twenty-two
men were injured, ten being probab?
ly fatally hurt today by an explosion
a hundred and fifty feet under the
surface of Lake Michigan at the end
or the new intake tunnel, which
extends from Lake Park out under
the lake for over three miles. Many
suffered broken bones and internal
injuries. The explosion was caused
by compressed air in the tunnel.
Rockefeller Adds Some Millions to
End< a incut.
New York. June 27?A donation of
$2,&S0,Q00 from .lohn D. Rockefeller
to the Rockefeller Institute of Medi?
cal Research was announced late to?
day by Henry James, manager of the
institute. This gift brings the total
of Mr. Rockefeller's contributions to
the institute up to $1 2..ror>0,0o0.
The announce*** nl of the gift was
accompanied by a statement from the
institute that pat? of the sum will
be expended to buy additional land
in New York city ami the remainder
for the erection, equipment and main?
tenance of additional laboratories.

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