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TUM ? CUTER WATCHMAN, EatanUahed April, 1W0. "Be Joat and Fear not?Dot all the ends Thon Alms't at be thy Country's, Thy God'* and Trutk'a" TSE TRUE SOCTimON, Established June, ISee.
Consolidated Aur. 3,1881.
SUMTER, 8. C, SATURDAY, JULY 11, 1914.
Vol. XXXVIII. No. 40.
RESERVE BANK BOARD.
NKNATK CONFIRMS TURKU
BOARD M KM Iii ks, KNOl bll
TO I1K4.IN WITH.
Warbar?. It Is Haid, Will Ask That
HI* Nan?o Bo Withdrawn?Jones
Appear* Before Committee* anil
Tells of Trust Connection*.
Washington, July 6.?Tho nomina?
tion* by President Wilson of three
of the five members of the federal re
eerve board?Charles S. Handln, W.
P. O. Harding and A. C. .Miller?were
confirmed late today by t^te senate.
The nominations of Paul M. War?
burg of New York and tlhomas D.
Jones of Chicago have not been act?d
upon by the banking and Currency
committee and probably will'not be
before the end of tho week, ft was
stated tonight that Mr. Warburg
would ask the president to withdraw
hla nomination, but Acting Chairman
Hitchcock of the banking committee
tonight telegraphed an invitation for
him to appear Thursday and sub?
mit to the committee's questions. It
waa suggested, however, that Mr.
Warburg probably would decline thr
Invitation and that this would bo fol?
lowed by an announcement from the
White House that tho nomination had
Mr. Handln, Mr. Miller and Mr.
Harding will take tho oath of otTtcc
within a few days and the work of
setting in motion the new federal
hanking system can begin at onco. The
secretary of the treasury and the
comptroller of the currency nro cx
offlclo members of tho board, which
consists of seven members. The five
will constitute a quorum to do prac?
tically all preliminary business.
Mr. Jones was before the committee
for nearly four hours today to teli
about bis relations with the Inter?
national Harvester company, and the
New Jersey Zinc company, both so
"t%atted frusta. He was questioned a ?
length by the members. No proposal
Waa made to vote on a report to the
senate on his nomination, but It is
regarded as probable that if a con?
firmation Is given, it will be hy a close
vote. Senator Hitchcock was directed
to give out information secured from
Mr. Jones. His report in substance
Mr Jones, asked about his relations
to two large business enterprises, said
he became a director of the Interna?
tional Harvester company In April,
1109, purchasing ono share to quali?
fy, at the request of Cyrus H. Mc
Cormlck, an dd friend. He said be
fully approved all the actions of the
company slnco ho been mo a director
and beheved that they were proper
and within tho law. Mr. Jones also
announced he Is In accord with the
company's policy and said he had
nothing to lose or gain by thq deci?
sions of the courts in the antitrust
suit In the Harvester case
Prior to 1S97, Mr. Jones told the
committee, ho owned and was presi?
dent of a sine company at Mineral
Point. WIh., capitall*en at $400,000.
which camo to him and his brother In
satisfaction of a debt. This company
was taken over by tho New Jersey
Zinc company then capitalised at $1,
000,000, and the Jones brothers were
given $900.000 In stock of the New
Jersey company for their $400,000 in
the Wlnconsin company The New
Jersey company acquired other prop?
erties snd Incrcasod its capital to $10,
oon.ooo. it now produces 20 per cent
of the spelter of the Cnlted States, II
per cent of the sulphuric acid and S3
per cent of the oxide of zinc.
MKS BLOWN TO PIKCKS.
Nitroglycerine Ktplodcs Killing Two
und Injuring Others.
Flndlay. Ohio, July H. it. I.ong
hauch aid Charles Armstrong, oil
well shooters, were blown to atoms
this morning, when fifty Rations or
nitroglycerine which they had taken
t? Iluckland exploded. The men
and the automobile in which they
Wire riding were completely destroy?
ed. Several houses nearby were
wrecked and two .-hlldrcn were se?
verely Injured. Thousands of panes
of r lasses were broken.
wiiiti: Ml N kill Mu.itor.s.
t'nknnwii Parties Knter Hornet ami
I'ublln. (In., July 8.?A party of
unknown men entered a negro house
near here last nlKht und shot Sam
Williams, a negro. They culled Will
Palmer, another neuro, out of the
house, stating that ono of their party
was Sheriff Flanders, and curried bkm
away. Shots were heard soon after
ward* and Palmer has not been seen
sJnro. The sheriff is looking for Hu?
men today. This is the second M -
ourrence of this kind during the year.
FOUR HURI IN AUTO WRECK.
YOt'NG MEN HAVE NARROW ES?
CAPE FROM DEATH WHEN
STEERING GEAR OF
CAR HR EARS.
J. B. Folsom Most Seriously Injured
of Party?Others Badly Bruised
Wer?? II. T. Folsom, W. E. Boyil und
S. W. Colerlder.
Monday afternoon when returning
from Cain's mill In a Ford runabout,
Messrs. J. B. Folsom, H. T. Folsom,
Dr. W. E. Boyd and S. W. Colerlder
had a very narrow escape from death
when in turning a curve the steering
gear of the car broke and the auto?
mobile struck a telephone post and
turned a complete somersault, throw?
ing all of the occupants out of thI
car except J. B. Folsom, who was
held In by tho steerlrg wheel. Tho
car after hitting tho telephone post
ran into tho embankment and it was
here that it turned over and came to
rest, the front of the car facing the
direction from which the party had
been coming and the machine rest?
ing upon its side. Colerlder, who was
hurt tho least, at once set out for
the nearest house to summon aid,
and Todd Folsom pulled Benny Fol?
som out from behind the steering
gear, where he was lying. Dr. Boyd
has his shoulder bady hurt and was
unable to move for a time.
Fortunately Dr. H. M. Stuckey
camo up on tho party just a few
minutes after the accident took place
and gave them medical atten?
tion. He assisted in bringing tho
members of tho party into town,
whero all were further treated and
had their wound* dressed.
The accident occurred when the
car was going at a pretty good, speed
and had Just reached a curve in the
road. As Benny Folsom, who was
running the car, tried to turn at this
curve, one of the rods of tho steering
"gear broke and tfte car kept on into
tho telephono post and embankment.
Mr. H. T. Folsom, who was standing
on the tool box was thrown over the
cur. He had his leg and hip badly
bruised and other scratches. Messrs.
Colerlder and Dr. Boyd were also
thrown out. Mr. Colerlder was
scratched In a number of places and
received minor bruises which, while
painful, were not serious. Dr. Boyd's
shoulder was very badly bruised and
ho was otherwles scratched and pain?
fully, but not seriously hurt. Mr.
Benny Folsom was knocked uncon?
scious by being thrown against the
steering gear and received a painful
blow in the stomach, but after re?
ceiving tioatment last night he rested
easier and was reported to be feeling
much better today, although he was
not ablo to be out. The others were
all out and able to be ut work as
Tho car was badly damaged and will
need a great deal of repairing before
It can be used again. It belonged to
Mr. Benny Folsom.
KILLING AT PISGAH.
Fourth Ptassg off Quietly, Only One
Difficulty Being He|M>rted.
Plngah, July 0.?The 1th passed off
quietly here. Only one "fuss" hoard
of. Jim Holmes got lively on red eye
and used lunguagc not considered
gcntlomany to Judge Boyd's wife.
Judge tapped him on the head with
a bat, which stretc hed him on the
ground, but next day Jim was in the
church choir, seemingly all right.
Joe Fields lost his life yesterday at
the hands of Charlie Nelson. Joe ,lt|
was said, was a great man among the
women and for sometime was a fre?
quent Visitor to the house of Charlie |
Nelson against the wish and per?
mission of Charlie. Joe no doubt for?
getting that a man's house is his cas?
tle and not ? von the king can enter)
without permission. So yesterday
Charlie took his Winchester and get?
ting on a nude went to hunt Joe, and
Hading aim, emptied his rllle Into
.Joe four or live tiroes, and to be
sure he had him, took bis knife and
ripped him open, The sentiment of
th* people is for Charll? and no doubt
he will soon be clear of what he did
In defense of his home.
Tho campaign meeting at Cumden
Was a lively one. Irby who is a live
wire pounced OH Mendel Smith and
tho boys whooped all ground.
Mr. Manning made a very interest?
ing and dignified speech ami received
close ami respectful attention. So did
Churles A. Smith, It. A. Cooper und
CUnkseales. From what I rould see
and hear these four are regarded as
the strong men in the race,
We had Bite seasons here during
last week and tho crops look well.
<Md corn is laid by and one row of
cotton will be lluished lids week. I
CANDIDATES AT BATESBURG.
MANY ACCEPT INVITATION TO
?PEAK TO PEOPLE OF
Large Audience Gathers in chitutau
qua Tent and 11rar Oflico SeeaWs
Air Their Views?Blcasc and Smith
Bateshurg, July 7.?A crowd
thought to contain between 2,0rJ0 and
9,000 persons, mostly farmers, but
many of them women, gathered here
today from several counties for the
joint and extra meeting of candidates
for State and United States offices,
and cheered louly the attacks of
Messrs. Pollock and Jennings upon
the public record of the governor,
who is their common rival for Sena?
tor Smith's seat. The governor failed
to attend. A few supporters uf the
executive were present and did a cer?
tain amount of heckling, as is their
custom. None of the speakers went
out of his way to defend the gover?
nor, though several of his followers,
John G. liichards among them, were
J. Kutledge MeGhcc, editor of the
Bateshurg Herald, who wtih M. E.
Hutland, mayor of Bateshurg, and a
committee of citizens, invited the
candidates here, presided over the
meeting. Mr. McGhee read a telegram
sent July 4 by Mayor Hutland to the
governor who was then In Spartan
Mr. McGhee also read the reply sent
by the governor from Spartan burg:
"Your wire. Can not he present at
Senator Smith was absent also. A
j telegram from his secretary said that
, tho senator was prevented frotn at
f tending the meeting by order of his
^ physician. Had the senator been prcs
i cnt he would have received a token
? in the form c" a cotton stalk, sur
' rounded )>y peaches which had b?icn
'prepared by Dr. Didgell, formerly a
representative from Lexington county
in the State legislature. There seems
I to bo a strong sentiment in favor of
the senator here.
The meeting was held in a chau
tauqua tent, it is chautan.ua week
in Bateshurg. A faker on a street
corner mimicked the candidate* and
afforded considerable amusement.
"I, too, can use brilliant phrases,"
When the speaking began the tent
was Tilled and, the Maps being up,
hundreds stood outside. The crowd
listened attentively and respectfully
throughout tho day with a few ex?
ceptions. Though the sun shone
brightly it was not hot.
B. Frank Kelly, candidate for lieu?
tenant governor, was given the honor
of speaking First. Following him
spoke Mendel L. Smith, Lowndes
Browning, John T. Duncan, John G.
Clinkseales, Robert A. Cooper, Charles
1 A. Smith and W. C, Irby, Jr., candi?
dates for governor. An hour and
a half was taken for dinner, which
I for the larger part of the crowd con?
sisted of barbecue. Atfer dinner the
speaking was continued. A. J. Bethea,
candidate for lieutenant governor,
Then W. P. Pollock and L. D. Jen?
nings in turn drew tho cheers of the
crowd and the heckling of the few,
both men giving almost all their time
to laying bare the records of the gov?
ernor, saying that though he was not
present his record was a public thing.
"Coloy is in Columbia calling for
calf rope and asking for somebody to
help him on. That is why he isn't here
today," declared Mr. Pollock.
The crowd yelled and showed thoir
pleasure when Mr. Pollock, recalling
the celebration of the Fourth, cried:
"Tho people of i?> counties have de?
clared a declaration of independence
from the domination of Cole L.
To a heckling auditor, Mr. Pollock
"You sound to mc like one of those
fellows known as a eoattail swinger."
The candidate said that at Walter?
bor?? the governor had declared him?
self in favor of impartiality.
"Yet," continued the candidate, "he
comes here to Batesi urg and cuts off
the heads of notarie., public because
they uro not his friends."
"An' he moved 'cm!" cried some
"Vr:;," returned Mr. Pollock, "and
tin* people of South Carolina are go?
ing t<> lltoVO him."
The statement was cheered loudly.
"llurruh for Coley!" came the cr)
from a sympathiser of the governor.
"But it to him. He don't rare."
"No, he's too dead to feel it." re?
sponded Mr. Pollock, much to the de?
light of the crowd,
The candldute read from the rec?
ords of the postoiiiee department coli?
t'crnlug "Portland Ned." whom tin
BIG PROJECT PLANNED.
COMPANY WOULD BUILD
Now Waterway Would Extend from
Bantoe to Cooper Rlrer and Hydro
Electrte Plant Would be Built at In?
tersection with Cooper-"?Wuold Im;
Twenty-four Mites Long.
Charleston, July 7.?The construc?
tion of a navigable canal between the
Santeo and Cooper rivers and the
building of a largo hydro-electric
plant at the intersection of the pro
I posed waterway with the latter stream
j is the object ofthc Santce-Cooper De?
velopment company, a newly organ?
ized local concern, which has made
application to the war department for
permission to divert one-half of the
? waters of Santeo river into the canal
j and construct a submerged canal
across this stream for the purpose of
diverting the water.
The promoters of this project pro?
pose to construct a canal some 24
miles in length, extending from the
mouth of Greenland swamp, on Santee
river, to the mouth of l'.iggin swamp,
on the west branch of Cooper river,
following the line of the old canal
constructed in 1795 by the State of
South Carolina. The proposed water?
way will be a lock canal, 160 feet wide
and eight feet deep. At the lower end
I of the canal it is proposed to build a
j hydro-electric plant for the mnaufae
I tu re of (deetric power. Between the
1 point where the proposed canal
leaves Santee river and empties into
Cooper river there is in all of 39 fet.
The Santee-Cooper Development
company ,it Is understood, proposes to
open up a canal so that steamers
can ply between Charleston and Co?
lumbia and between Georgetown and
Charleston as they now ply between
Georgetown and Columbia. The new
company is headed by J. L. David, and
associated with him are C. it. Huiet.
R, Fishburnc and others. Members of
the company today declined to give
out any information relative to the
project they have on foot,stating that
they would wait until after the hear?
ing which is to be held on the appli?
cation to tho war department.
governor, Mr. Pollock said, had turn
i ed loose when there was a warrant
j for the yeggman for cracking a safe
In North Carolina.
Mr. Jennings was tho last candi?
date to speak. There were wild
cheers whn he declared that 90 per
j cent of the vote cast next August
would bo againts ihe governor,
i Mr. Jennings took up the primary
' rules adopted at the State Demo?
cratic convention and explained that
registration was a simple matter of
signing one's name in full upon the
"No man," he said, "has been able
to give a valid reason why the rules
are not right. And yet the governor
rays they will keep men from vot?
j "I believe that there are men who
j are honest in their support of the
governor." Mr. Jennings said. "But
i these men won't support him when
they know the facts."
"Some people believe," said the
candidate, "that Dlease will turn the
negro mail clerks out. Now the fact
Is every negro mail clerk gets his job
by standing civil service examinations
that Blease can not set aside as he
has set aside the laws of this State."
"Tell us what you are running for,"
cried several in the audience.
"I'm running in this campaign to
try to open the eyes of the poor,
weak, wayward sinners like you," said
More yells followed and still more,
when the candidate cried:
"Cole L. Bleaae la not lit to be the
leader of even the negroes he has
Pressed further as to what he
would do If elected, Mr. Jenninga said
that he would do all In his power to
have post roads built throughout the
There was not much new aald by
the candidates for governor and other
State offices. Mendel It. Smith, John
Q, Cllnkscales and Uobcrl A. Cooper
were the favorites. Mr. Cllnkscales1
plea for eompulosry education was
Charles A. Smith said that The
State, 'a meat newspaper," was man?
ufacturing sentiment for compulsory
education without giving facta or
arguments, lie said that what was
needed was more funds and facilities.
"t >ur people aro meeting the neces?
sities as they arise." he suid,
Iteferring to u leading article in
this morning's issue of The state, he
"You will notice Ihcy say only cer?
tain counties are prepared for oom
pulsor) education. The State seems i
STATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
RULES IN FAVOR OF BLEASE
Two Now CIuIm Formed at George*
tOWII?Factionalism Injected in
Hearing?Discussion on Full Name
Clause of New Rules.
Columbia, July S.?Tho sharpness of
the factional cleavage in Georgetown
county was exhibited yesterday be?
fore the State Democratic committee
in the course of arguments over the
(luestion of the legality of the forma?
tion of Craver's Bay No. 2 club and
I Spring Gulley club and the right of
j committeomen, from these clubs to sit
on the Georgetown county Democratic
! committee. The Georgetown county
Committee had held that these two
clubs were regularly organized and
had a right to representation on the
county committee. The faction headV
cd by Walter Hazard appealed yestcr
I day from this decision of the county
committee to the State committee.
I After hearing arguments,in the course
of which a great deal of feeling was
injected, the State Democratic com?
mittee by a vote of 11 to 8 sustained
the action of the Georgetown county
committee, dec laring Carver's Day No.
J 2 club and Spring Gulley club regular
I ly constituted parts of the Democratic
Walter Hazard appeared before the
committee for the appealing faction,
while A. L. King, who raid he repre?
sented W. M. Gaillard, the county
chairman, made the argument in fa
I vor of sustaining the action of the
! county Democratic committee.
Mr. Hazard told the State commit
j tee that should the action of the coun
, ty committee be sustained it would
I mean that the whole election machin?
ery would be turned over to the so
ci lied Sawyer faction in Georgetown
I c inty and that tho faction he repro
i s? ted had reason to believe from
pa CXOpiienco that they would not
air treatment In the matter of
! pro its and enrollment.
are lighting for good govern?
ment ud have a great deal at stake,"
said Mr. Hasard.
The construction of the "full
name" ? lause in the rides of the party
came In for Its share of the discus?
sion. D. D. MeColl of Marlboro
j wanted the committee to pass a reao
. lution further defining what a man's
full name is, but the committee de?
cided not to do so at this time but to
adhere to the ruling of the chairman
on this point in order to avoid, con?
I Chairman Evans went very fully
! into his ruling on the "full name"
clause He said that he had been ad?
vising all who naked bis opinion on
the point that when i man's name
j was John Henry Smith he had better
i sign it John Henry Smith on the club
roll and not John H. Smith or J.
Henry Smith or J. 11. Smith. Chair?
man Evans said that as a lawyer he
knew that the United States supreme
(court had held in election cases that
I John H. Smith was a "full name,"
j but that it had not ruled on the ques?
tion of the validity of J. Henry Smith
as a "full name." While it had held
that J. H. Smith or any name In which
the first two names were indicated
only by initials was not a "full name."
Consequently, In the interests of
avoiding all confusion, Chairman
Evans said that he had been ruling
that John Henry Smith was the cor?
rect way In which to sign the club I
rolls, though he had no doubt that as
a matter of law any court would hold
that John 11. Smith was a "full name."
MUS. PANKIH'ltST ARRESTED.
Taken In Cliargc by Police for Ninth
Time?Had llcen Released on Ac?
count of Illness.
London, July 8.?Mrs. Emmelino
Pankhurst, the suffragette leader was
arrested for the ninth time today at
the offices of the Women's s\., Uli and
Political union, where she was pre?
paring to insurgarate fresh campaign.
She was taken to Hollo way jail from
which she bad been released on ac?
count of illness brought on by hunger
^g^?mwm?f?!^??f _ i
to be weakening."
Tho lieutenant governor was pre?
sented with two bouquets and a bas?
ket of peaches.
Mr. Irby continued his attack on tin
COtton mill , banking and radio.id in?
terests. He declared thai the com?
bination of cotton brokers and rot
ton mills in 1 !? 1 1 rust the people of
the State $16,000,000.
Telegrams expressing regret at mu
being able tu attend today's mooting
wert? received from Uichard I. Man?
ning, candidate for governor, and
Thomas II. Peoples, candidate for at?
ACKNOWLEDGED HEAD or CON
Announcement One Of General filter?
est?Carranza Will Have to Supply
Fighter with Troops and Supplies
?Villa Has Little to Say.
Torr< on, <"oahuila, Mex., July 7.?
Gen. Venustiano- Carranza has been
recognized as first chief of the con?
stitutionalist revolution and Gen.
Francisco ViHa is subordinate to him.
This COnfijrv a\ of the relative po?
sitions of r' /o was regarded as the
most imp ?? /t step taken at the par?
ley held ^ 1 to reunite the Villa, and
In x .ng this point the question
of s' .?? ing the division of the north,
\\Yf ? /'ilia commands, with coal and
ip /lition probably will lind an au
lic solution. While Villa owes
'anza subordination, Carranza is
dged to meet the wants of the Villa
j troops. The conference is ended so
; far as vital points are concerned and
jthe statement was made today that
the result of the meetings was sat?
"I hope the outcome of the confer?
ence will be beneficial to Mexico and
j that the patriotic motives will cause
1 the compact to be kept," said Gen.
Villa today, lie had little to say on
; the elections Sunday in Huerta terri?
tory except that it was a matter of
secondary importance, or an attempt
to wash out one stain with another.
The treasurer general and other Car?
ranza men detained at Torreon prob?
ably will be released.
OBHIv OX PLEDGES LOYALTY.
Has Assured Carranza That He and
His Men Will Stand Firm.
Baltlllo, Mexico, July 7.?Gen. Ob
regon, constitutionalist commander of
i the division of the northwest, has as?
sured Oon. Carranza of the loyalty-of ,
) himself and his men to the "first
' chief/' according to a statement made
Iat constitutionalist headquarters here.
The dispatch from Gen. Obrcgon,
under date of Julv 2, was in reply to
a message from Gen. Carranza re?
garding the conduct of Gen. Villa,
it was stated here today. Obrcgon re?
plied, according to the statement, that
the had made public the information
given by Gen. Carranza to his entire
forces and awaited the result "with a
j most tranquil mind," as he had the
utmost confidence that the leaders
would always follow Carranza's orders
and take no account of the action of
any other chiefs. He declared his
men would respect the plan of Guada
loupe tui the convention of Monclova,
which had elevated Carranza to the
position of first chief.
Gen. Obregon also reported that
Trinidad Alamillo, ex-governor of Co
lima, had presented himself, acknowl?
edged theauthority of Carranza and
asked for orers.
JAMAICA GINGER INTOXICATING.
Supremo Court Decides Sellers of It
May lie Prosecuted for Violation of
I Yob.'fit ion Law.
Topeka, Kan., July S.?The Supreme
Court decided today that Jamaica
ginger is an intoxicating beve.age and
that a druggist selling it may be pros?
ecuted for violating the prohibiton
JNO. B'S BIRTHDAY.
Oil Magnate Observes Anniversary by
Quiet at His Country Home
New Vork, July s.?John l >. Rocke?
feller was 7.") years old today. He ob?
served bis birthday anniversary quiet?
ly at his Pocantlco Hills estate, lie
received many telegrams of oiigratu
lation. The estate is strongly*guarded
as the result of recent hostile demon?
strations by Industria' Workers of the
BIG TIMBER FIRE.
Lumber and Cabins on Slopes of Mt.
Asheville, N. C July s.?Fire caus?
ed by sparks from a logging locomo?
tive ot .he Felly Crockett Lumber
company burned the timber slopes of
Mt. Mitchell, worth $10,0es today.
Ten lumber cabins wire destroyed
and the occupants escaped with their
lives through the walls of fire.
BMI.HOMi INCREASES KARSING8
IjMIIsvIII -Xashxillo H. H Has In?
crease of $112.? 17.
Louis. He, July 8.? The Louisville*
Kashvill railroad ended its fiscal
>car on June SOth with an increase
of its gross earnings over the pre?
vious y* r of $112,<47. In former
year lh< increases have run into the