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TT1V#S^ TIMES . A jnH/ U 1\ r- -r-w, , ? ? ^sZxjzsdf ;; VOL. LXn. NO. 27. UN ION\ 8. rounds alre^dy. ^ Bectloufc ? ^ ' *' ' 1 ^ BIGGEST CROWD AT KINGSTREE MEETING Campaign Waxing Warmer as it Proceeds. The Jones-Blease Bout Furnishes Hot Stuff For the Hearers?Former Chief Justice Applauded Very Heartily?Attorney General Lyon Denounced Statements. <By McDavid Horton in The State.) Kingstree, July 2.?No larger audience has ever attended a State campaign meeting in Kingstree since Reconstruction times, it is said, than that which today assembled in a tobacco warehouse near the railway station to hear the candidates. All the 700 seats which had been improvised for the occasion were occupied, and many persons were standing. Estimates of the attendance varied from 850 to 1,000. It was an orderly meeting, though there was a subcurrent of excitement, due to the feeling exkiku.j t? - ? - uuucu uy citizens or Halters section because of the defiant attitude of Gov. Blease toward their indignation over his action in paroling the negro, Henry Davis, who killed his father-inlaw in the Salters neighborhood. It was a full day ,though no special features distinguished the speeches of the candidates, the news of Wilson's nomination as presidential candidate of Democratic party was received toward the close of the meeting, and afterward a shooting scrape on the street provided still another source of interest. , Detailed Criticism. Judge Jones' attack today on Gov. Blease took the form of a criticism y in some detail of the governor's claim that his administration has been characterized notably by economy of .. puonc iunds. The governor devoted ' himself chiefly to a defense of his 3 pardon record, not so much 6f his n general policy with respect to executive clemency, as of two or three particular cases in which his exercise ^^this'co'untv, the case of Wash Rawl, t} convicted of burning the bam of Sen- u ator Crosson in Lexington county, and a the case of Hayes Dennis and Jesse i. oooaiiUincr onH OUIIltCl f WIIT1VVCU VTA uuouuivK.p, ? > -? ^ robbing a Jewish peddler in Richland ^ county. All the candidates left Kingstree this afternoon for Manning, where ^ the meeting tomorrow will be held. The first candidate for governor heard today was Jno. T. Duncan. . Applause for Jones. Ira B. Jones, on being introduced, found himself unable to proceed with ^ his speech for some time, so hearty was the applause which greeted him. After an appropriate response, Judge = Jones, prefacing his remarks with the U statement that he would like to lift " this campaign above the level of personalities if that could be done, invested about a quarter of his threequarter hour period in a discussion j of educational reform and extension, scientific agricultural methods, the Torrens system of land title registration and improvement in the law on industrial accidents. Efficiency of administration, which properly demanded by the people of their governor, said Judge Jones, and I it was his purpose to show that Gov. 1 Blease had fallen far short of ful- i filling this demand. j "Penny wise and pound folish," i was Judge Jones' description of the policy which the governor, he said, miscalled economy. Gov. Blease had effected certain small "savings" but at the cost of a disproportionate impairment of efficiency in important departments. Judge Jones enumeratin u/KioVi in V\ia nnin. cu iiiavautcoy m nuivu. vr.? ion, efficiency had suffered at the hands of the governor through his exercise of the veto power upon relatively small appropriations, in order to make a specious showing of economy. The governor had saved at the spigot but shown himself willing to waste enormously at the bung, by countenancing a proposal to enlarge the State house at a cost of $900,000 or more, Judge Jones read from the journal of the house of representatives the testimony given by the gov-1 ernor before a legislative investigating ..nmmlttno ahowinv that he had said the Todd plans were "beautiful" and if the legislature authorized the contemplated improvements he would be glad to sign the bill. "This is not," Judge Jones, "a case of newspaper lies; it is the governor's own testimony." Judge Jones said he made (Continued on page 8) L , GOV. W1 MI Democratic Con Adjourned?I Go\ Baltimore, July 3.?For President, Gov. Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey. For vice president?Gov Thomas R. Marshall of Indiana. This was the ticket completed by the Democratic national convention at 1:56 a .m. today. The nomination of Gov. Marshall for vice president came as something of a surprise for, when the night's balloting for vice president began ,it seemed that the Bryan-Wilson contingent in the convention had definitely settled upon Gov. John E. Burke. of North Dakota. There was not much of a fight, however, and when two ballots disclosed Marhall easily in the lead, Governor Burke's name was withdrawn and Marshall was proclaimed the nominee by acclamation. A minute later the convention had adjourned sine die. Gov. Wilson WOQ nnminnf/vj ? * * ' . - ?... .. mw i>viiiniMWCU UV tllC afternoon session on the 46th ballot and his nomination, like that of Gov. Marshall tonight, was quickly made unanimous. The best of feeling prevaded both sessions. i Mr. Bryan had announced his in- J mention of introducing a resolution in 1 ;ffect discharging the national com- i nittee from the conduct of the com- i ng campaign and allowing Gov. Wilon to appoint his own campaign com- < nittee. Ho was dissuaded from this < ourse and instead of making a move ? hat might have stirred up strife, he I ne picuucu iiao j.aii?iA?> >i><rr?.. __ ie presidential nominee and ended by rging that either Gov. Burke or Sen- e tor George Chamberlain of Oregon c< e nominated vice president. The Ne- b raskian was understood particularly w > favor Gov. Burke as a type of the j< lodern progrgssive. When .after the a rst ballot, some one moved to make e he nomination of Marshall unani- V ious? Mr. Bryan started for the n tage to make a statement. The mo- b ion was withdrawn before he could peak. When the motion was reewed after the second ballot, Mr. o Iryan did not protest. b The platform, hewed out in commit- o IfflMAN AND MAN F CRASH TO pEATH I iarriet Quimby and W. A. P. * Willard Fall Out of Aero- , plane and Drop 1,000 1 Feet to Earth. ] i Boston, July 1.?Miss Harriet Quim- J ay of New York, the first woman to win an aviator's license in America, and the first woman to cross the En- i ylish channel in an aeroplane, was instantly killed with her passenger, W. A. Willard, manager of the Boston aviation meet, at Atlantic tonight, when her Bleriot monoplane fell into Dorchester Bay from a height of a thousand feet. The accident happened when Miss Quimby and Williard were returning from a trip over Boston harbor to Boston light, a distance of 20 miles in all. The flight was made in 20 minutes. The Bleriot, one of the latest models of military monoplane, circled the aviation field and soared out over the Savin Hill Yatch club, just outside the aviation grounds. Heading back into the eight-mile gusty wind Miss Quimby started to volplane. The an^le was too sharp and one of the gusts caught the tail of the monoplane throwing the machine up perpendicular. Poised in Midair. For an instant it poised there, then sharply outlined against the setting sun, Willard was clear of the chassis, followed almost immediately by Miss Quimby. Hurtling over and over the two figures shot downward, striking the water 20 feet from shore. They splashed out of sight a second before the monoplane plunged down 16 feet away. It was low tide and the water was V [LSON U| LRSHAL: vention Finallrlt ^prlQrofirv-n Iter UCXVfll U1 rernor is Nomii^. tee several days ago and w?\ praised by Mr. Bryan, was ad1 with a whoop. I tW Many of the delegates went di^fc from the convention to special t t ? and by tomorrow practically al** ? have left town. J Baltimore, July 2.?Gov. fl Wilson of New Jersey was | presidential nominee of the cratic national convention at tkathi ternoon session when on the lOtk l lot he received 990 votes nto 84 . t Champ Clark. The Missouri <Mm tio, which had remained fai0i3Wf t Clark to the end, then moved* thiat|\< nomination be made unanimojM. Tlj I was a great chorus of apprj0Mjn the long fight was over. ^ j ^ul Only four ballots were neeeiaiKr^'! \ day to reach a nomination, fpr i.' presidency. When the convened 4 journed last night the convention .H ^ seemed to be in an all but hopelc. deadlock. Wilson had begun tQ Iti ground on the last few ballots, Champ Clark had made a few t4m| 1 rary gains. This encouraged Is speaker to rush over to Bjtyt$QR<r from Washinirton thi? hope of still further turnini^SKy \nd draIlyinR his force* to fTm1 When he reached here, hotted ^ it an early morning confera?ci?f Colorado delegationmjhaH deeiMB Itl 'witch from i the Wils^jcamp when it failgjw ? do so. ' i With the change this morning ,hotlw yer, the Wilson forces went to tJni invention hall at noon in the fir^'n elief that the New Jersey govern*^: ould be nominated before another ayyd jurnment was taken. As they hi.i< nticipated, the vote of Illinois marf*t d the beginning of the end. WesTY rirginia joined hands with Illinorii going over to Wilson on the 43n< allot, the firstn cast today. Jumped Fast. Wilson jumped from his final votj'i f 494 last night to 602 on the firs alot today. The figures tod thei wn story. The Wilson delegate^ 41 tnly five feet deep. j Men from the yacht club in motor >oats were on the spot quickly and eaping overboard, dragged the bodies >ut of the mud into which they hid tunk deeply. Several of Miss Quim>y's bones were broken and there were many large bruise, Willard, who weighed 190 pounds, hit the water face first and over one eye there was a gash from which the blood was flowing. He too sustained several fractures and bruises. Friends Prostrated. When the victims were brought ashore they were taken to the Quincj hospital. A Leo Stevens of Nev York, manager of Miss Quimby, ant Miss Quimby's friend, Mrs. Helet Vasderbilt, who were both witnessei of the accident, were prostrated. Before going up on their last light Miss Quimby and Mr. Willard wen talking and laughing with the! friends. Willard makng jokes nhou his weight and Miss Quimby talkin) confidently about her plans to mak an altitude record in the future tha would stand as a woman's high marl In crossing the English channel o: April 16, Miss Quimby flew at a altitude of 6,000 feet which was be lieved to be the record for womenMiss Quimby said today she fel sure she could better this mark, t though she did not believe she coul exceed the record of 13,943 feet s< by Garros. Discussed a Fall. Discussing the matter of comin down in the water, if the engir should fail during the flight over tl harbor, Misa Quimby said to a frier just before she left the ground: "A water landing is all right in Bleriot unless you come down hei first. In that case the heavy mob at the extreme forward end of tl machine would drag the monoplai (Continued on page 5) writer visitea i attended church and heaiI * " Bj lication sermon preached 4* JL fe-jPresbterian church at th/ 'aqi stopped at the home of awn where we enjoyed a pleJ^j * | Sr^Marion McWhirter, E. K iefpr and James McWhirter v tetne home'of Mr. M. C. GaultW Charley ^ylaffries of GaffneyW Tj a. few days on his plantatioi?_ is sectioi^aast week. .i'j. . C. O ' Kllen and wife and sdS" . 'XO - Mr. J. ? *^*4 J, iftied find family this week. I.CSXm led visde Whitlock has bought of. n, Vans father, Mr. B. W. Whifrlj^ .this place and will carry (las ^ne88 with Mr. W. A. Smy James I1 "It. He extends the invitat 4* day? I , >un^>ld customers to cohtmue th* I dre.with him. Mr. Whitlock H on tbja J lave $ad health and will apprecieegation, J rimer, from all/who will help hand one If Lthe gr,tf;ig?^te JjSS?|; 1 of Jonesvit7^;* ^ .<Wsa^jH>i4ting I suit last Thi??T' ~ff "W# his own andlr ^ an automi^L, yJ?*? Pfonjy fom? * I hpy all enjoffd ^ ?t fchi. I, All oversfoey fe^?W^ Wf , nissioners A,J "* would take/c :atch .11 if? to attain/! them pay , good manyidod "hraZT* ^ ?? * must I ??y- 3> "bich fad lL?>Li!nd9'Z < Every ^ Ml* I dogs in hfi. *? Mroro any **?( ' Ucturn^6^ Senator c l of Boston J> "VV^c,<Hion was in an al- i i mSf co 9Vo'^V-Uproar. The Wfl- < son forces already were celebrating < - their victory. There no longer was 9 any doubt as to the result. Mayor i ? Fitzgerald withdrew the name of Gov. t r Foss of Massachusetts from further ( consideration and declared that "the t 1 old Bay State" would fall in line for ? - wuson. s r t Then a second Fitzgerald was rec- i 3 ognized. This time it was the coni gressman from Brooklyn, a member > of the New York delegation. He i made a plea for harmony and ended i i by suggesting that a further roll call > t be dispensed with and the nomina- r r tion of Wilson be made by acclama- i ji tion. New York, he said, was ready c tmembership meeting i1 ) chamber of commerce! i t 1 Many Committees Appointed ( I at This Meeting?Good i Work is Being Done : ! U Bv This Bodv. i 1A membership meeting of the ] Chamber of Commerce was held on ] Thursday night, when a good meeting ] was held. A large committee was ap- J pointed to confer with the county board in regard to getting roads lead- ] ing into Union put in good condition < s pt once. This committee met the board ] (Friday and was assured that the < work would be done at once. ] 5 < A reception committee of ten was r appointed to look after the pleasure, i t etc., of visitors to the city on July j ? 4th day of the Independence cele- < e bration. , t The following will attend and represent the Chamber of Commerce of this < n city at the organization and "Dollar ] n Dinner" of the State Chamber of . Commerce to be held in Columbia on | the 9th of July: L. J. Hames, J. Roy It' Fant, W. F. Gilliam, J. R. Westmore- j t\ land, B. F. Alston, Jr., W. S. Mc* ] d Lure, J. G. Hughes, J. Cohen and R. L. 5t McNally. ] President Hames announced the appointment of the following standing g committees of the Chamber of Comie merce for the year 1912-13: ] ie finance?R. P. Harry, chairman; i id Vf\ J. Haile, G. C. Perrin, L. L. Wag- 1 nc >, Allan Nicholson, Dr. R. R. Bera ry F. H. Garner, J. E. Ilirby, J. H. i id Ri iy. ? or Commerce and Manufacturing? i he Ei slie Nicholson, chairman; W. D. j ne A hur, A. B. Brannon, J. T. Bradley, ; G< >. T. Keller, T. A. Murrah, E. M. 1 jj. ,. M SECOND cket And - Then ?; <?' v/ ';.f J and Indiana ent A * / V u vote for the nnnthe great majorty of the delegates desired as their lominee. Miaaourians Objected. The faithful Missourians objected to :his plan because of their desire to rote a last time fbr Speaker Clark, [t was a foregone conclusion what be result would be as the last call it the States began. Alabama, which had started every >ther call kith 24 votea f or Undervbod, changed trWUsofc, and State ifter State followed unit. ItwSs just 1:15 p .m., when the solid 76 votes ?f Pennsylvania carried Wilson over .he wining line, making hi* total at be time 782 votes. The stampede did hot ett|d until 890 f 1,088 votes in the convention, haul wen cast for the nominee. .? Missouri, with her 36, t.had been oined on the lest ballot for Clark by !4 of California's 26 votes, by Ave lelegates from Florida, two from lelegates from Florida, two frcfti Louisiana, all six from Nevada, fodr rom New Jersey, t he boms State of 5ov. Wilson; six froid' thli. District if Columbia and one fntaMhiQ. This ittle handful readij^y >^fced^lrf^fi'e djSfeially declared . tominee of his pae^^wHHpii an iterapt at a nothetf ut the delegateai^^|OP tired to nation was unique. Every one in the invention seemed in happy frame >f mind that the end had come. William J. Bryan, who had taken ibsolutely no part in the proceedings oday other than to cast his vote, with i majority of the Nebraska delegaion, for Gov. Wilson, was surround(d by many admirers, but would say lothing at the time. He said he would >repare a statement later in the day. Nominations for the vice presidency vere in order, but no one had been igreed upon ,so it was decided that i recess should be taken until 9 p. m., vhen the vice president should be lamed and the platform adopted. The nterim was devoted to conferences >n both subjects. iVilson, J. C. Singleton. Banking and Insurance?M. A. VIoore, chairman; R. P. Morgan J,. D. Arthur, W. F. Gilliam, J. H. Gault, r. A. Sawyer, W. E. Thomson, W. H. jist, C. M. McWhirter. Real Estate?W. S. McLure, chairnan, D. Fant Gilliam, D. C. Flynn, F. A. Brown, R. J. Allen, Geo. W. Gong, R. J. Fowler, E. D. Humphries, L. E. Morrow. ataustics ana rumication?J. u. Hughes, chairman, E. L. Clark, C. H. Gorman, L. M. Rice, T. C. Perrin, P. D. Barron, Dr. Theodore Maddox, 3. Kassler, O. A. Swygert. Promotion of Public Interest and Public Entertainment?J. Roy Fant, ;hairman; Dr. I. M. Hair, Thos. S. Perrin, J. F. Walker, Jr., E. W. Stone, 3has. W. Goforth, J. E. Tinsley, R. A. Easterling, J. W. Pollard. Education?J. Cohen, chairman; Dans Jeffries, F. M. Farr, R. R. Humphries, Dr. T. P. Kennedy, L. S. Townjend, L. G. Yo<rg, J. C. We'lace, Dr. 1. T. Jeter. Agriculture?B. F. Alston, Jr., :hairman; J. W. Gregory, Dr. S. S. r t r u n i r UillUCl I V* AJ? iUIUVCly All V* JUIVVIC^ U. f. Browning, M. C. Deaver, B. G. Wiltmrn, D. B Free, Jr House?J. R. Westmoreland, chairman; W. H. Perrin, L. J. Hames, R. L. McNally, J. G. Hughes. Membership?S. M. Rice, chairman; R. A. Oliphant, P. E. Wilburn. Hospital Association Meets. The Union Hospital Association held a meeting on Saturday night and steps were taken to at once begin to htiiil/i Dr. J. H. Hamilton was chosen president to succeed Dr. M. W. Culp, deceased. Dr. Berry, and Dr. T. P. Kennedy and Mr. L. J. Hames were appointed the building committee with power to act, and they will at once take up the matter of building. several week* ^^ despaired of, an(^O^jpBoi& expected at any ^ ItrtS. * Siy|^^'jVS' *- ; : Mr. Wilbarn ,leav%# a wife and twelve children toMMow^i his death; his children are: Mm Fannie H. Wilburn, Mrs. J. Byars Greer, MJg? M. L. ' Willis,, Mra.JP. M. Miller, M*. A. a V , Foster and Mies Jamima Wilburn. His ) surviving sons are: Messrs. Wallace, Hey ward, Lee, Ben, Furman ana John Thomas Wilburn. The living broth- S ?rs of Mr. Wilborn are Messrs. Robt., Jasper and J. A. Wilburn, and his only surviving sister is Mm Amanda Ray of Woodruff, S. Ci Mr-Wilburn was ,one of Union gamp's, prominent citizens ,and was a prosperous and progressive planter. He 'was a jmap of strong convictions and was noted for his honesty and his upright dealings with his fellowmen. for the. best interest of his comrnu^^-j^ ' ^'aVjBRNOR OFFERS $fto , [ of T. V. Vaugh&n, the former su- ^ home at Greenville, who is wanted for nameless charges in connection with some of the young girl inmates of the home. Vaughan recently escaped from the Greenville jail. First Cotton Bloom. The first cotton bloom that we have seen was sent to this office by Mr. J. G. Faucett of Route No. 4. Mr. Faucett found the bloom on June 27. Mr. Eugene Mize, of near Cross Keys, also brought in a bloom this week. Other cotton blooms are coming into this office at a rapid rate, now. Blooms are on exhibition in our show window from the fields of Mr. J. E. Gault and Mr. J. P. Murphy. Will Build a New School House. Mr. T. H. Gore, County Superintendent of Education, made a plea to Mr. Aug. W. Smith and Supt. A. B. Brannon, urging that the West End school building be changed from the present location near the outskirts of the community to a site between the Baptist and Methodist churches on the hill. President Smith and Mr. Brannon entered heartily into the plan suggested, and they will erect a modern school " V building, begining in September. Death of An Infant. Haynes Harris, Jr., the six-months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Haynes Harris, died at the home of the parents on Church street Tuesday and was buried the following day in Grace Methodist church cemetery, Rev. J. L. Daniel conducting the funeral. The litt'e child had whooping cough which developed into pneumonia and was sick but a short time. The parents have the sympathy of a large number of friends in the sad bereavement which has come to them. services ai rirsi napusi v.nurcn Rev. W. D. WakeftcUd, who has been in a series of meetings at Conway, will return to the city this week and services will be held at the First Baptist church Sunday morning and evening at the usual hours. A Lawn Party. On Monday evening, Miss Ruth Meador most charmingly entertained a few friends ,at a lawn party. Several hours were very pleasantly spent in social games and listening to the music played by Misses Carter and Meador, accompanied by Mr. Whit* lock. A delicious ice course was served.