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Address of Senator Ti:
Delivered Before the St
Senator Tillman addresse
convention as follows:
Mr. President and Fellow citi
First, allow me to thank y<
the reception you have given
haven't words sufficient to e
in fitting terms the gratitude
for the love and trust the peo
South Carolina have always
after they came to know me.
I "found myself" at Bennet
in 18S5 and began to know for
purpose J had been sent in1
world. Ever since I have had
one object in life-the honoi
welfare of South Carolina an
people. At first, I was distrust?
cause of my radicalism and i
ness of speech; but the people
learned that I was not a hyp<
or a liar and that they could d<
on what I tolf them.
I served as governor for
years. Then they sent me to the
ate, and have kept me there
since. Four years ?go I bade
well to public life and told the
pie of South Carolina I would
again ask them to re-elect me,
health was poor and I sought to
from my labors until my time c
But suddenly and unxpectedly
war with Germany was forced
us. Honor, patriotism, and ei
thing that men hold dear were
in jeopardy. There was nothing
us to do but fight. Under t
changed conditions I was confro
with this question: "What is my
ty?" I knew that I held the im
tant chairmanship of the commi
on naval affairs, and besides
won the confidence and r?sped
many powerful and influential
connected with the governm
This prestige and influence beh
ed to the State more than to
If I held to my announced purj
not to offer for re-election, 1
chairmanship and all that went \
it would be lost to South Carol
After thinking it all over from
viewpoints and consulting with
friends, contrary to the expr?s
wishes and advice of those I h
dearest-my wife and children
reached the conclusion that the le
I could do was to allow the pee
of South Carolina to decide
themselves. Consequently, I of
ed for re-election. I thought it \
my duty for these reasons:
Carolina's Enviable Position.
South Carolina now occupies
very enviable position in our put
affairs. The chairmanship of 1
committee on agriculture in t
liouse and the chairmanships of t
committee on naval affairs and t
committee on interstate coramei
in the senate are held by three
its citizens. Long service, hard wo
and high character alone can v
such high piaces. Occasionally "
accident" breaks irto the sena
but after six years he is always eli]
inated. In the house things are som
what different, but in the main t
same requirements there as in tl
senate obtain. In both branches
congress men must win their spu
and be worthy of them to conti m
long to wear them.
On March Gth I made the annoum
mc it asking the people of South Ca
olina to re-elect me for the fifi
time-something that falls to tl
lot of few men and never has falle
to the lot of a South Carolinian i
the State's history. I do not fei
worthy of it myself, but then circun
stances and not I compel the situatio
The senatorship belongs to the pe
pie of South Carolina and no ma
or set of men has any right to pic
the man to occupy it. If the majorit
of the people want any other ma
I want them to have him.
Recently sinister rumors began t
be industriously circulated. Thesi
reports were whispered from ear t
ear. Most of you have heard then
and know to what I allude. I say t<
you I have not made and I will no
make any political deal with any mar
or set of men. I am in this race tc
stay and to win. Other stories have
been and are still being industriouslj
circulated. The most pitiless and
most pitiful one too, is that I am
physically unfit and mentally unfit
and that my mind is practically gone.
My friends in various parts of the
State have written me repeatedly of
things of this sort that they have
heard. The only thing that is of any
moment now to you is whether it is
true or false, and that is the reason
I am here -to look you in the face
and let you see my real condition.
Even if I were able to make speech
es on "the hustings" the conditions
in Washington are such as will make
it necessary for the friends of Pres
ident Wilson and the democratic ad
ministration to remain at their post
of duty. I feel that I ought to re
main there and I will remain there.
In my case it ought not to be neces
sary for me to canvass the State.
For my public career and my life are
an open book and all well informed
men in South Carolina already know
it. I know I have done great work for
the State in more ways than one.
The historian will give me credit for
other things than the establishment
of Clemson and Winthrop Colleges.
I have been trying to discharge the
duties of my office to the best of
my ability both before and since I
was paralized. I believe I can do the
State more good in the senate now
than any other man it could possibly
send there. Every man at the navy
department and in the senate too,
knows that I am performing my du
ties as a senator. The secretary of
the navy's own paper, The Raleigh
News and Observer, had an editorial
on it which I will give to the press
and let the papers publish it or not,
as they see fit.
When the democrats came into
power the democratic caucus saw fit
to give the chairmanship of the com
mittee on appropriations to Senator
Martin. My friends told me the only
reason they permitted it was because
they feared the work would kill me
and I was given the committee on
naval affairs instead. Since the war
came on that committee has had as
much or more work to do than the
committee on appropriations. How I
have performed those duties the
Urges Clean Primary.
South Carolinians have never been
accustomed to seeing their elections
carried by money, and looking back
over an extended experience I do not
remember that any money was ever
used in a primary until 1904 in the
second congressional district. Since
that time I am sorry to say money
has been used more and more lavish
ly as the years have passed. The pros
titution of the primarv by the pur
chase of votes ought to be stamped
out now, one?: and forever. It is a
cancerous growth that should be cut
up by the roots. Naturally I do not
want to be defeated in my old age
but I had rather . ?> down in defeat
than enter upon the diabolical and
criminal business of attempting to
debauch my fellow Citizens. Such con
duct is treason.
I can justly claim to be the father
of the primary system; just as I also
claim to have compelled the democra
tic State committee to inaugurate
the county-to-county canvass. I shall
not see this destroyed if I can help
it. Blackguards have caused it to de
scend into a "mud slinging" match.
But the people should remember that
it served a good purpose in 1890
when men like Earle, Bratton and
Tillman were asking them for their
votes, and it may serve a good pur
pose again. If it is killed it will be a
bad thing for the State and enable
the newspapers too often the tools
of capitalists and corporations, to
"bamboozle" the people and deceive
This is the message I bring to my
people; the world is passing through
the greatest crisis in history. It re
quires men of wisdom and experience
as well as faith and vision to guide
the destinies of this nation. The peo
ple of South Carolina will decide
whether I or another man shall be
elected one of their senators.
As your senator now, and as chair
man of the great committee on naval
affairs of the senate I am proud to
say to you that when the test came
those of us connected with the navy
could truthfully tell our people "All
is well with the ileet." It has con
voyed through the submarine zone
transports carrying more than five
hundred thousand men, and their
supplies, and this too without the loss
of a single man.
"To Hell With Hun Lovers."
Feeling as I do , with my record
cf achievement in the past and with
the work I am doing now I am con
fident the people will allow me the
privilege of serving them further.
But, win or lose, I want the voters
of this State to know exactly where
I stand on the one issue before them,
the war issue, and on this I can but
repeat what I have said before :"To
hell with all German sympathizers,
and thank God for Woodrow Wilson."
The preacher was going his night
ly round to see that all was locked up
safely, when he heard someone prowl
ing around in his barnyard. He went
cautiously forward, and soon discov
ered that it was his laborer, who had
been absent for some time with rheu
"What are you doing here this
time of night?" said the good man.
"This cold, damp air ran't be g'od
for your rheumatism."
Doctor's orders, sir," said the
"What's that? Did he tell you t?
grope around at night?"
"Well, no, sir, not exactly; but he
said the same thing-he ordered me
to eat chicken broth."
Use For Coffee Grounds.
The question of what to do with
the coffee grounds ha* at last been
satisfactorily answered. Just dump
them into the garden. They contain
some valuable fertilizing properties,
including a large percentage of nitro
gen and a fair amount of potassium
and phosphorus.-Popular Science
Some History of the Kaiser.
Mr. Editor: I'm going to give
you a lesson in history about the
Kaiser. If you will look at the
black cancerous growth of German
despotic imperialism during the
present war gathered in Belgium
and Northern France, Russian Po
land and a large strip of Russian
territory which extends almost to
Petrograd (the Russian capital),
it has gobbled up Romania. Serbia,
and in its march Southward its tena
cles have hooked in Bulgaria and
European Turkey, for you must
remember these so-called allies are
merely German vassels, the C/.ar
of Bulgaria being a German prince
and the Sultan of Turkey a mere
profit. The tentacles of the octu,,:^
have crept too, into Asia minor,
reached out almost to the Suez
cana1 on the west and dug down to
the Persian gulf on the South
east. Thus the Prussian sword has
been thrust through the vitals of
Europe the belt resting on the gray
north sea and its point piercing the
very heart of Eastern Asia ana
and resting on an arm of the In
Now understand, this war is a
war of peoples against Knights, of
democracy against despotic auto
cracy. The Anglo-Saxon ideal,
which is our ideal, is batted on the
conception that the government is
the servant of the people and exists
only for their benefit. The Anglo
Saxon ideal reached its fullest ex
pression and full fruition in the
American Declaration of Indepen
dence- Our forefathers dedicated
their lives to that ideal and sealed
it with their blood. The German
ideal of government is diametrical
ly opposed to our?. There the in
dividual is the servant of the gov
ernment and exists only for the
benefit of the State-and the state
is the Kaiser and his junker aristo
crats. In Germany the State is
everything, the individual nothing,
nothing but a cog in a vast ma
chine, and oiled only so the ma
chine will run smoothly. Such in
dividual liberty as Germany enjoys
is permitted only if it does not in
terfere with the Hohenzallern inter
est and the Kaiser's devine rights.
If the German people had got the
habit the British had, and the
French got a little later, of cutting ;
off the heads of Kings, and ac
quired the French and British
yearning for self-government, we
should have the United States of (
Europe, world democracy, and
there would be no Kaisers and no (
war to day. "From Hamburg to ?
Bagdad," is the triumphant cry of ?
the Pan-German. Soon if this in
ternational burgler is not restrained
he will sweep acrrss the Suez
(Janal into Africa and China, and \
later on we are to be enslaved, and 1
then the cry will be "Hamburg to
?Jape Town, to the straits of Mag
ellan." This looks like a very big <
world to you, but to thc Germau 1
General'staff and the Kaiser it is a '
place litt le biger than an orange,and ?
they have decidid, unless you re- '
sist, that they will swallow it all.
Prussia has not attempted to cancel '
her intentions as regards this '
Listen, if you please to what our 1
Ambassador Gerard, who rcpre- 1
sented this Government in Genna- .
ny for four years, has to say in his
tremendously interesting book,
''.My Four Years In Germany." "I
had an audience with the Kaiser in
October, 1915. At that time he
rose, walked over to me and, put
ting his face three inches from mine
said: "Remember when this war is
over, I'll stand no nonsense from
the United States, Just bear that in
mind." On another occasion he
told Ambassador Gerard "he'd
make short work of the United
States when he got through with
Europe." Here is the Prussian
threat against the world embodied
in three brief sentences. "One
month for France, one year for
England and three years for the
United States." Then liberty and
feedom were to die, Prussian hel
mets were to be put upon our heads,
and one of the Kaiser's multitudi
nous; sons placed in the White
House, and the whole bunch of us
set to working mud goose-step
ping drilling, fighting and toiling ,
for the benefit of th? butcher of
J. Russell Wright.
Miller's Must Furnish Their Own
Blanks For Certificates.
To the Corn Millers of South Car
Hereafter the Food Administra
tion will not furnish millen* with
miller's certificates of corn ground.
These can be printed locally or or
dered from some printing house.
We have arranged with the R. L.
Bryan Printing Company and The
State, Job Department, both of Co
lumbia, S. C. to furnish them.
Yours very truly,
Food Administrater for South Car
We were never better prepared to supply the needs
of our friends in warm weather merchandise than we
are to-day. Every department of our store is chock
full with all of the newest things of the season.
We sell the celebrated Walk-Over Shoes for Ladies
and Men. We have all of the late styles in the popular
leathers. Come in to see them.
Large stock of Clothing for Men and Boys. Come
in and let us show you through them.
We have many things in our Ladies' Ready-to-wear
Department that will be of special interest to our lady
friends. We invite them in to see these stylish creations.
In our Wash Goods Department we have just what
you need fer every member of the family. Our prices
too are very reasonable. We bought early. . ,
Beautiful assortment of Trimmed Hats for Ladies.
Come in and let us show you through our large assort
Stylish Straw and Felt Hats for Men and Boys.
See our good values in Panamas.
Let us show you through our large stock.
We pay the highest cash prices
'or guano, cotton seed meal and
jat sacks. See me at Rubenstein's
store at Edgefield, or L. Weiner's
?tore at Johnston.
Just received a Urge line of Silk
skirts in solid and stripes. Come
n to see them. 1. Mukashy.
Now is the time to protect your
;rop from hail. I can place you in
i good company. I can also pro
ject your home with tornado insur
ance. E. J. Norris.
LOST-On Friday an Automobile
;ire, 34x4 between Edgefield and
baines, or between Gaines and B. A.
t?unters. Tire was on rack. Reward
f returned to G. McG. Smith, Green
wood, S. C.
Cotton Seed Wanted!
If you are through planting bring
me your surplus Cotton Seed. I am
paying market price. '
Also have Meal and Hulls for
J. G. ALFORD,
armers of Edgefield County
We take this means of announcing that we have pur
chased the stock of hardware from E. M. Andrews Fur
niture Company at 1289 Broad street, and will continue
the business at the same stand.
We invite the farmers in Edgefield county to come in to
see our large stock of Plantation Hardware. In addi
tion to plow stocks, plow gears, plow steels, harness, we
carry a full line of shop tools of all kinds.
Do you contemplate doing any painting? If so, see us
before buying your paint.
We have everything the farmer needs. See us when in
Whittle & Plunkett
1289 Broad St.