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VOL XLIII NO.42 NEIERRY. S. 0. TUESDAY. MAY 22. 1904 TWIOE A
View of Public 9quare in Newberr3
ing up Main Street east from Souti
OOLE L. BLEASE FOR GOVERNOR
Filed His Pledges Last Friday
Other Gubernatorial Timber in
' the Field-Anti-Dispensary
People in Tangle.
The Record in its Friday's issue
The first to jump into the guber-na
torial ring for the county to courty
political circus which begins the 19th
if June is State Senator Cole L.
Blease, of Newberry, who filed his
pledge and paid his assessment as
candidate for governor this morning.
His is the first pledge to come in for
any office. He also filed his pledge
with the secretary of state as reqiured
by the new act, agreeing not to use
money or whiskey in the campaign
and to render an itemized account of
expenses at the 'elose of the campaign
and before the primary.
Senator Blease will, of course, run
oi a dispensary )latform1. He is the
author of what is known as the Blease
resolution, Ifilder% which the dispel
sary investivating committee was ap
pointed and has ben acting, andl has
always warmly supported the system.
He is the head of the Red Men of the
state and is promninently connectedl
with i iiumber of other secret orders.
Senator Blease starled his career as a
stable boy in Newerry and has
fought his own way to his present po
sition in politics. He is a mixer and
is smart and shrewd and loyal to Iis
There will be a number of others in
the gubernatorial. scramble. John T.
Sloan, of this city; M. L. Smith, of
Camden; Richard 1. Manning, of Sum
ter, are all spokenl of, anld the two
former have defillitely announced
themselves both on dispensary plat
forms, although Mr. Manning, also a
dispensary mani, is quoted as saying
he would in the next few days make
ill) his mind as to wliether he would
run or not. M. F. Ansel. of Green..
ville, is a definitely announed candi
daeon thc county dlispensar.y idea.
The prohibitionists anid other anti
dispensary people are not agreed on
their man. J. Steele Brice, of York,
author of the Urice act, is spoken of,
as are J. A. McCullough and W. L.
Mauldin, of Greenville, and C. C.
Featherstone, of Lauirens, while Joel
E. Brunson,-of Sumter, whom the
prohibitionists have been trying to
freeze out, has definitely announced
his candidacy. A. C. Jones, of New
berry, has announced his withdrawal.
SLOAN FILES HIS PLEDGE.
The Lieutenant Governor Wishes to
Stop up Higher.
Columbia, May 19.-Lieutenant..
Governor Sloan filed his pledlge as a
candidate for governor today. His
platform will be announneed fater.
- . $tate Chairmani.
DeTanque-Guzzler hasn 't been
around lately. I wonder if anything
is wrong with him.
O'Soaque-I'm afrAid so. I heard
he was going to be married.--Phiiladel
Too mnany so-called progressive peo
ple are always looking for an oppor
tunity ot butt in.
Photographed April 28, ,906, look
ern depot, with court house in the cen
MR. MANNING WILL RUN.
He Comes Out for Governor on a
Dispensary Platform-Gives his
Reasons for This, States his
Position on Other Matters.
For soneI months it' has been known
that the Hon. Richard L Manning, of
Sumter, was seriously considering the
question of entering the race for gov
-rnor this summer, and the announce
nient made by Mr. Manning that lie
has definitely decided to become a
candidate will not, come as a surprise
It was also expected, in view of a
statement issued by him , several
nionths ago, and in view of his course
in the state senate during the last
session of the legislature, that he
would espouse the cause of the dis
pensary. His reasons for this are set.
forth in h-is statement announcing his
candidacy, and lie also outlines brief
ly his position on various other mat
Mr. Manning is one of the most
prominienit business men of Eastern1
Souili Carolina. 14e is the president
of one' af the leading banks of Sum
ter. and -is thoroughly identified with
the businless and social life of that
progressive commnunniity. For a mmt
ber of years lie has represented his
county in the state senate, and lie has
won for himself an enviable reputia
tion in that body. His integrity and
many admirable qualities are known
throughout South Carolina, and his
announcement will be received with
Mr. Manning's announcement. is as
To the Democratic Voters of South
I will stand for the democratic nom
ination for governor of South Caro
lina in the primary election to be
held in August, 1906.
I will stand on my record as a man,
a citizen, and on my record as a pub
lic olmeial in the general assembly. T
stand on may record as a democrat, ad
hering steadfastly to the doctrines of
that p)arty ini advocacy of those prin
ciples of right and justice which pro
tect and defenid the rights of tile indi
v'idual, as well as the protection of
Believing that the foundation stone
of a repunblican forni of governament
rests on the free, untrammelled ex
pression of the p)opular will, I stand
for pure electio-ns, free from the cor
rupting and debasing practices of the
use of money, whiskey, or anything
wvhich tends to influence voters ex
cep)t the legitimate and educational
in fluence' of argument..
I stand for the steady development
and improvement of the educational
system of the state, liberally sup
I stand for the~ equalization of as
sessments of property so that the bur'
deni of taxation will fall more evenly
than at present.
I stand' for thme rigid application of
business methods to 'all departments
of government, anid the requirement
of faithful performance of service in
all the departments. I standl for rigid
economy ill the public service, so far
as is consistent with effeiency, andt
with what spirit of progress wvhich re
quires new methods to meet- new con
Realizingr fully that success in the
executive chair cal be attained ont
by the just and firm administration 6
laws I pledge myself to the unfalter
ing cnforcement of law by every pow
er vested in the chief executive unde
the constitution and laws of the stat
The oilee of governol' is adlilnis
trative, not legislative. It is his dut
and prerogative to eiforce law, what
ever the law is, and F pledge iysel
faithfully to discharge this duty
should I be elected.
In view of the widespread discus
sion of the liquor fluestion.. I deem i
proper to state briefly my position o0
.1 adiiiit that there has bveen a g-row
img teidenicy to curtail drink, and th4
im11e ma1y Col6 whenl prohibitionl ca
he liade effective in "onthil Calrolina
1ut 11n 11myl jldgmenc1clt, that. time ha
Iot comie, and (his questionl must b<
met ill a practical way. I reaffirm m11
Conviction that the dispensary systen;
as embodied ill the dlispensary law
and anendr.d as proposed inl th1., Ray
sor-Manning bill, faithfully, bonestI3
and firmly enforced, would promotf
temperance and sobriety, restrict th
use and sale .of liquor and miihnii
its evils. Let me be plainly under
stood I believe that liquor is an evil
but it is an evil that ca:mot yet b
banished from. South Carolina, ani'
the best that can be done is to regu
late the sle of liquor by law and eur
tail and restrict its use, and that thit
can best, be done under a rigid en
forcement of the dispensary law
amended as proposed by the Raysor
I will declare my position fully and
without reserve on all questions agt
tating the public mind in my publi
utterances during the campaign.
Richard I. Manning.
E. M. SEABROOK WITHDRAWS
Will Not be a Candidate in the Com
ing Primary for the Office of
The many friends of the Hon. E
M. Seabrook will learn with regret (1
his withdrawal from the race for lieu.
teniait goverior inl the coming pri
mary. Owing to his large philting in
terests and to his other privQtc busi.
ness MIr. Seabrook has found it. imi.
possible to remain in the race.
Mr. Seabrook said that lie hla( ta
ken this step only after mature defib.
cration, an( that he particularly rp
gretted the necessity to withdraw be
cause of the warm support and as
siralees that he had received froir
all parts of the state. That the fa
vorable manier in which his candi
(acy had been received had been
matter of great personal gratiticatio
to himself, and that lie desired to ex
tend his thanks to his friends foi
their promised support.
Mr. Seabrook is one of the largest
sea island cotton planters ill th(
south and is identified with industrial
and banking interests in the city of
Charleston. His long and( valiuabk
services in the legislature as a repre0
.sentative from Charleston county is
'ratefully remembered by his const it
A CANDIDATE DROPS OUT.
J. Monroe Spears, Esq., Will Not B(
A Candidate For Attorney Gen
Columbia, May 17.--Mr. J. Monroe
Spears, of Darlington, has decided1 to
withdraw from the race for attorney
general. He has done this becaumse of
his businiess, and as a recognition of
the (distinguishied ability and services
of Glen. Youmans. Perhaps the niost
imnportant consideration wvas to make
way for Mr. J. E. Norment, who is
from the same cofimty. Mr. Spear's
friends want to clear the track foi
Mr. Norment and were averse to say.
ing that Darlington had two candi.
dates in the field.
A good wveeder run over cotton or
corn just at the righlt time kills out a
vast amount of young weeds and grass
and will pay for itse.lf every day over
again when used with good judgment.
Even matrimony has its advantages.
A bachelor has to pay to attend lee
tures, but the married man gets his
at home for nothing.
THE MEMORIAL TO THE WOMEN
- The Veterans and Their Sons Urged
To Complete the Memorial to
r the Women.
- A tle business session of the SoutI
Car,)Ilna division, U. C. V., Capt.
-- Iredell Jones, of iock Hill, presented
I! Ile following resolution, which was
"Whereas the general federation of
-'nited Confederate veterans at its
t 1905 convention at Louisville, which
i ntlio was reenacted at the recent
New Orleans convention, most, ear
- est l and solem pl pledged every
Caminp alnd every comrade to the IoIy
I w1rk of completing- the memorial to
th4 womlen of the Confederaey;
" "Whereas, the comrades of this the
Souli Carolina divisinon feel it to be
Stheir diuty and pleasure to carry out
any plan tle U. C. V. organization
may decide upon, yet every coirade
- feels that, a deeper love and higher
limot ive urges-him to his supremie duty!
that of honoring those noble women,
the mothers of the Confederacy,
whose gentle ministrations, patient
fortitude, unflinching devotion and
heroic endurance sustained a cause
they so deeply loved and nobly strug
gled for, therefore
-lie it resolved, first, That each
and every camp of the division whichi
ihas not already acted is urged, and
so far as the authority of this Conven
tion goes, is directed, immediately on
the return home of its delegates to
get earnestly to work under the gen
eral U. C. V. resolution and organize
committees to canvass its respective
community to secure the largest pos
sible amount for the memorial to tle
women of the Confederacy. Never
has this Southland been blessed with
greater prosperity than now rests up
on it and never have we been better
'able to do our duty to these women,
whose beneficent influence* on us and
our children has contributed no lit
tle to bring about this very prosper
'Second. The delegates represent
ing eaeh camp are charged witi the
-hdity of bringing this matter prompt
-IV before fiheir vamlps.
-i''Third. That tle various camps
will report to Gien. C. Irvine Walker,
elairiani 1. C. V. coiimittee. Cliar
leston, S. C., first tle organization of
the committees to do this work and
hen the results when accomplished.
-Fourth. That we recommend most,
highly the splendid work done and be
iing done for the memorial by Gen. C.
frvine Walker, his U. C. V. commit
tee and th-e committee of the Sons, of
which Glen. Walker is the special rep
resentative. The comrades of tle di
vision pledge themselves to aid, en
courage and sustain them, until comi
plete Success erowns (lie patriotic
'Fifth. That all moneys in t(e
hands of the treasurer of tle monu
ment fund of (lie South Carolina di
vision, with accrued1 interest thereon,
be turned over to (lie chairman of (lie
UI. C. V. committee on cooperation,
who is requested to give pr~oper eredl
it to each campl or individual for (lie
amount lheretofor'e contributed to
said division fund, wvith.interest there
TH~E CAMDEN DISPENSARY.
Inspection Not Yet Completed, But
It Will Reopen.
Camden, May 17.--Thie dispensary
inspector's and the county board of
control have been busy today working
on the shortage in (lie Camden dis
pensary. Up to a late hour this cv
cning they had iiot comp)leted their
work. Mr. HI. L. Watkins was put in
charge of (lie dispensary temporarily
and (lhe institution wvill be opein to
mnorrow. An election has beeni or
dered for a dlispenser to succeed Mr.
No maun ever shares (lhe self-esteem
of his neighbor.
A man may save money, but lie
nieed not hope to be saved by money.
Men have faith in what they believe
only when they want to believe it.
It has been observed (liat (lie home
hier a girl is (lie less'nse she has for a
TILLMAN IN COLUMBIA.
Senior Senator Taking Rest from his
Arduous Labors-What he has to
Say About His Tilt with
News and Courier.
Coluibia, May .19.--United States
Senator Tillmajn arrived in the city
today tron Washington. Ile left that
city last iight and minediately upon
his arrival here went to the dental
,00ms of Dr. AII ore, wIhere he had
Somec work done, anld tlenl ie welnt to
(lie lioie of Dr. Babeok, Ihere he
sipeIt several hiours before going to
Senator Tillinianl expeets to suenld
tenl days at his home and Vill leave
here next Monday week for WN'asli
ington when lie will resume his work.
le S4vs le has had his hea to the
grindstone anld worked as lie has nev
er done before and is entitled to sonic
Senator Tillman, in talking about
the rate bill, as it has been adopted,
said that lie did not think it' was what
ought to have been passed, but liewas
-convinced that it was better than
nothing. He thought, it was at least
a beginning. The bill is not. in such
shape as lie would have liked to have
lad it, but sonic good can be gotten
out of it if the railroad commission
is made up of tle right. sort. of mnate
Senator Tillman said that it has
not yet been determined how many
members are to be on the board of
commissioners; personally lie favored
a large board, say of nine members,
but the house favors a board of live,
and lie did not know what would be
done in this connection.
Senator Tilhmnan said that lie ex
peeted to have a t hiiig or two to say
about the Barnes appoiitinlment. lie
expected tle appoiitient to be eoil
firmed, but. tilat would iot prevent his
saying what le thouglt about the
Senlator Tilliana wVas not very talk
ative about state polities. 1le did
say that his first dult was to his peo
ple anld to hlis work. an11d that he did
n1ot expect it) savrifice his work in
congress to makinag a ncampainii for
re-election, as lie regarded this as a
personal 1ma0ter. It appears that
there is little, if anly, prospet of' eon
gress adjourn i ig before the Fourthi of
Jly, and from the tone of Senator
Tilnan 's talk he (oes not, expect to
take part in the camipaign.
He said in a jokinlg way tliat it
looked like they were trying to ai
sassinate (lie dispenisary, and last
yJanuar they hind it down by the jugu
Senator Tillman said lie was deeply
appreciative of the good-will and vote
of confideiiec passed by tlie democrat
ic convention, and wanted to thank
the democratic party for its kind ex
presssions towvards him.
Senator Tillan ad( a good deal to
say about the content ion goinzg on be
tween himisel f anid thle presidlent, anad
inicidlentally Senator Bahiley and Mr.
Chandler. He was fulsome in his
ributec to Mr. Chandler and1( said that
Chandler wvas staanding up like a man,
and1( showed the highest typ)e of mor'al
couriage in the p)osition lie had takeni.
Just. at this tiame it may not have beena
lie popular thing for Mr. Chmandlear to
antagonize the presidecnt, but Mr'.
Chandler had (lone the right and the
honest thling all the way thmrough thle
Senator Tfilaman suiggestedl that ev
ery seantor knew who had toldI thme
fairy tale, aid that was the reason
no0 oneC hiad come to the defence of the
president on the floor of the seniate.
Senator Tillmnan looks well and (toes
not seem to have suffered at all in
loss of flesh or sprightliness because'
of his hard work on tIhe rate bill.
lie expects to take a thorough aest
while at Trenton.
But the man who thinks he knows It
all hasn 't sense enough to know that
Th'le mani behind the gun is all r might
-if lie doesn 't ivite you to hold up
One niever knowvs how foolish some
men can act until they suddenly break
into the fathe cana.
BY STATE CONVENTION.
Inveighs Against Trusts and Declares
for Tariff Revision-Local Issues
Were Not Touched Upon.
The Slate divieocratie convention
adopted i plat loriml vlich iiveighs
ugainst Insts anld calls for a revis
ionl ot the ta-il'. )ispellsary, eduan
lion, iaxes, manalgeient of corpora
tions-all Were lelt severely alone aud
the platform reads as if made for a
prsid(lential c.ami1paign year.
Tih report of tlie Coimlittee on
pla,t forI was preseit ed by Mr. J.
Adger smllyti. ex-mayor Cha1rleston,
at I le reiuest (it, Col. Rohert le Ahi'ielh
ebmiriman of the( commit(cee whIichl pre
pared tlie pila I'4r1m-1:
"'I'he I)emocrats.. of tie State of
Southi Carolina by their duly consti
tited represent tit ives hereby renew
tleir pledge of fidelity to the funda
M-ntal principles of Jeffersonian
1)eimoeracy as iheretofore repeatedly
anun1l1Ced in) Our State and national
''We believe that the executive,
judicial and legislative departments
of government should be forever sep
arate and distinet from each other,
witliout the riglit. of eitlher to
usurp or eiieroach upon the functions
'We believe ial lonesty in the
1111bli service aind eclony l inte ex
penditure of public funds are essen
tial to good government ; no taxes
should be levied nor tariffs imposed
upon the people beyond the actual
necessities of the government econo
mically adininistered. We therefore
urge such reasonable revision of ex
istinlg tariff thait manufacturers shall
n1ot obtain ia higher price, for their
products at home than they demand
tor suhell pirlicts abrond. Also such
1urtler revision its will admlit, free of
(tity pro(iiets tiht are nufracired
within Ilie U1nited States by trusts and
'It is essential I4o the material in
terests of lie pep1(ld (lie develop
ment (of tle inialeuiable resources of
our (oun1trY Ihat there shalll be nto un
j11st restrictionls uipon hlth1y inidus
tri:11 competitionl. Wev thlenrfore dIe
man1111d a ritid enforcemIieiit of all laws
enicted f'41Ior te ,rventiin frusts
1111( colnhinles 111141 i speedy * v triil and
punlislmienf of' pe eiigaged ill
"'lie rilIts of Ilabor aid clpital
are idenical. 'I'ley are enti(led to
(quall protecetioni 1111ler the law.
I'vidences exist inl other parst of the
co n-uty of' growinig hlostility between
liese Iwo great builders of national
wealti. We believe thIese conditions
will be ameliorated uniider it system of
0-overnmnt grai I iig no privileges
wiicl enchaice tle prolits of tlie rich
and increise It(e lcost (of livinlg to the
WILL ROOSEVELT REMOVE
WVashinogtoni, M\ay 1 7.--Since Ex
Senator Chanidler has appeared in the
role of an0 Ceemy of t he administr'a
t ion lby accusing the president (If jug
gling with the truth, to use a mild
term, speculat ion has been busy as to
what. measuries tIle executive would
take to ''get even. '' 'Thte least that
couild happen to Mr. Chandler, the
gossips reckon, would be his omeiial
b)eheadling. As presidlent of the Span
ish wvar claims commission Mr. Chian
diler's job is absolutely at the mer'cy
of the commission. The president
couild remove him, but it is understood
that lie will not revenge himself in
this way. Perhaps lhe would do if his
arch enemy had a long tenure of ofiee
but there are only thifee and a half
months more to serve. Tt is hinted
that Mr. Chandler might wehcome his
removal, as it would give him an op
portunity t.o b)e moore outspoken.
It. is hard to dhowin an upright citi..
When a wvoman talks nothing but
small talk she is almost as bad as the
oman who alwvays talks big.
One satisfaction a widlow has about
her husband is she knows he cannot
stay out all night.
Elopers have to learn ruinninig away
wvith a wvife is easier than rulnning
awny from ne.