National Affairs: Klansmen

As governor, Candidate Smith ordered his son-in-law, Major J. A. Warner, to send a corps of state troopers to Janesville, N. Y., to protect Senator James Thomas Heflin, who mortally hates and fears the Roman Pope. Just before Senator Heflin began to speak, the platform on which he and 50 others were standing crashed to the ground. Many were bruised; no one was seriously injured. The troopers kept the excited multitude of 10,000 Klansmen and "other patriots" in order. Shaken but unruffled, Senator Heflin climbed on a safe corner of the wreck and heffled for two hours as the sky grew...

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