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WO-- IN E M Y B. 10' FA IDA .S -M 9 9 4
PRIMARY OF HIS OWN
OBJECTS TO BEING LIMITED IN t
TIME OF SPEAKING. %
Will not Join Campaign Party if Lim- I
ited, but Will Make Own Dates o
and Accept Invitations. v
In the following' address Senator d
Tillman announces that he will not f
3oin the campaign party, if he' is to b
be limited in his time, but that- he 14
will make engagements of his own. e
He ram the newspapers for their t
brief reports, intimatilg that there h
is a cneme to belittle and, -fiially; d
destroy the county to county cam- e
An Address to the People . of the I
Felloi, Citizens: The primary sys- a
tem of tlhb democratid party in South f
Carolina is very largely my own work.
The canvass of the candidates from g
county to county seeking office dis- I
cussing issus and letting the people 7
meet them face to face is an essential b
ned very valuable feature of our polit- i
ical machinety. The daily papers have sl
always opposed this programme be- si
cause it broke up the old system un-. t]
der which the editors of those pApers t(
exercised immense power and in a b
measure dictated our politics. Unable t]
to tnot the constitution changed so as
to do away with this state campaign, p
they have hit upon a device of ren
dering it inoperative and largely nug
atory by giving very meagre, unim
portant and often garbled accounts of
the speeches. The people being told E
that the candidates are saying noth
ing, do not turn out to the- meetings
and this makes.the plan a failure. be
epuse lhe people do not see or hear ,
the mten who want their votes and
the newspapers pecomplish their pur
pose of controlling our politics.
The mectinxs are rendered rilicul
ous by the short timie given to any
candidate in which to present his
views and make known his qualifica- t
tions. The discussions instead' of be
nT educative, etabling the voters to
select the candidate Whose persoinal- I*
ity and platform are most to his lik
are farces. No ian can do him
self or any important subje9t justice i
In the ten, twenty and thirty minutes'. (1
time allotted to himn der the plan
now being carried out and something
must ,be lone to change this condi
tion or overnment by iewspapers will
come again to stay. I have no quarrel
with the newspapers of our -state, hut
n9thing ever broke up the old ring
which govei'nedI the state prio' to
1890 except the joint discussions he
tween the candidates for governor, tj
and, nothing will restore the eondi
tions of ring rule so easily and in
evitably as to have such rules and reg
uhntions as are now being carried out.
Every candidate wants a hearng in
everyv county, but .he does ntot get it,
an1d ihe people. are un" d .linsz t ) lose tl
the day, espJecially when they aire busy 1k
in thir' farms, listening' to the kind
of speecbes that are. heine maide, and 1k
no other kind cant be made under the &
ciremstances. There are about tweni' t
ty-five eandidates, leaving out those
who have no opposition and who, a
therefore, have no heed to speak, and
where a congressional candidate 'has ti
opposition this num~ber is increased. a
1 have something -I want, to say to te
the people of the state, because I be- ini
lieve itis mg duy to say it, rt I e
am unwillibg to join the presentawtate d4
eimmpaiga party amnd be lin1jted in'a p
speechees/g I must be. . It wvould 1)- tI
u;istto the ethers if I wvere' not Ii.n-r
ited. T. therefore, have decided; ihnt 1k
I will auptelad tone of the st~en no
pid hjIg pdit ea~ ~daU. in- tI
v ted dgspbg 1l t:v: .. pi
thc t ime I wvant% Instead V give ne. oj
tice that aft:er the ifeh of Jfil, ,wvien ro
I *jil pipe-my flst pi4obat ie
tumi y fo rdhwas th1 ieih ~ enks ti
'or .other .publis gabl$ e he )I4 ja
*tI~nv.inhie open tir e 1duhI9 ti
&t nah eh:t illn%ayab d'fr ta'n~t
evoke to this. work. I have no objee.
ion and tvill %e4lome the presence of
ich other oificiat. and candidatcs as
iy friends may -.eP fit to inviti.
A mon-ent's reflecti6n will show
liat the proaramme now being cirried
it of limiting si eeches would be al
)gether to-my advantage because
Ir. 1-tinpkin could nover make rprh
f an impression in the limited time
,hili he can obtain, While lie thinks
au-lidates for the senate should not
iseuss state issues,l think very dif,
irenly and want to discuss them,
tt I can do no good and will wa4fo a
>t of valuable time,.which I had rntl.
r devote to rest and recuperation al'
)r my hard winter's work than fol
the campaign ass it is being eon.
.-..ed. Mr. Lum'pkin will be it. liib
Ily to tell the people all about na
mal issues that. I do nQt know, wir,la
will tell the people about state af
tirs and! how they have been mismatn.
zed and how they ought to be re
At this 'time I have only two eu.
igements in tlhe state, one at Sandy
lat, in Greenville county, on July
tht, and one at Elloree, in Orange.
Ql'g county, on July 14th, the place
here I made my second speech in the
:ate. As soon as I have a,ranged a
hedule of meetings I will announce
ic dates and places and I shall hope
> make the'meetings thus arranged
at instructive and satisfactory to
lose who may attend them.
f shall be obliged if all weekly pa
ers in the state will copy.
B. R. Tillman.
MR. OLARK MAKES REPLY.
:e Points Out That Mr. A. C. Jones'
'Charges Have all Been Denied
by Bank's Officers.
o the Elitor of the State:
There appeared in your paper of
iine 1.5th a letter from l: A. C.
imes of Newberry whieh was l.eaded
Re defends his charges as 1) de
Isits by tle dispesrllfl ill the Caro
na National bank.'' I was at the
ine confl,ied to a sick bed and did
At (e the letter-- for severnl days.
Ilis is the first opportimity Ifhat I
We had of replying to the sarx,
Mr. Jones itid.ulges in some ethi
l criticisms which I deem not only
tappropriate but unbecoming in a
seussioii like this, and tlerefore
iss them by without furtlhe7. notice.
The controversy- arises over a cer
in statement which appeared in a
Iter written by Mr. Jones il the
ininer of 1903 against the dispen
ry aid to which1 Mr. Jones, ill his
celt letter refers in the following
lguage, ''I said ainong othler things
ntI had -been informed that after
c reappointimit of one of til mIei
ri.s of the board of control who had
tired for several years bec'aase le
lit 11nitimore liouor -house huid de
)sited $50,000 in his bank with the
Iderstanding that it cold remainl
ore -wiithouit initerest unitil called
The ''Baltimnore liquor hlouse'' re
rredl to waos Messrs. Wmn. Lanahan
Son of Baltimore; ''Thes bank,''
e Carolina National bank, and the
mnemiber' of the board of control,'
eni. 'Wilie Joines?.' - true1, I his
ould certainily be0 a serious reflec
n. Gen. Jones5, howvever, wvhen ex
nlinedl by the inlvestigating commit
0 deniied1 tihe trulth of the statement
most ,emphlatie terms.' When I was
amineld a short ' time ago I also
mied the statemnent with equal em
insis. Mr. Jones says thlat hle made
e statement uipon information de
ved1 from a.nothier. One would ther.e.
ire sIltppose thitt. lifter these emphatic
miais b)y parties who shlould .kn~ow.
ats, Mr', Jones would. have been
~onilit to make tile ''amenide ho>nor
let, or i~ i h questiomued 41th0 trulth
.the' dehial ho shot?ild hq ve been
ady Withe the- proof 4to estiablish his
aim. Hesdoes neitluNr, bhet iup his re
nt lottey',seeks to dnstiff hi's claim
)ion miny tostimioiytlb'efdeo thl inves
agtijg' eetninitteen fle sys: ''It
>pers from Mir Oltnk's testimony
uat. theo deposit na tiueh larger
an this' but at a very low rate 'of in
jhst, and1 uwhilo those who inform
the may havel eno mistaken .as
Ghe intereat'pa toff it''am sure
M/grve dea.the favfide a
peated it in writing the letter to elow
the slrewdness of the whiskey mei
and. the methods they used to get bu+
ness from tie dispensary and as they
did not care to make this member at
offer of rebates they would make de"
posits in his bank and in this W6y
pinee him as a member of the board ot
control and chairman of the Demoerd
tic party of this state under obliga
tions to them." These are certaltn6
ly serious charges against one who Ws
well known over the entire state
and highly esteemed and respected
wherever known. I do not know
Ivvm what source Mr. (. derived
his information as to my testimony..I
wils examined by the committee short
ly aftei the unfortunate breach be
tween tile committee and their steno
grapher who then labored under such
excitement that lie was unable to fur
nish to tile newpapers a stenographic
report, of my testimony. The News
andl Courier and The State, however,
published quite an accurate outline
of my testimony and I would chal
lenge Mr. Jones to show from any
thing there said the verity of his
statement. To any fairminded per
son reading my testimony it will be
apparent that the deposits referred
to antedated the reappointment of
Gen. Jones to the board of control
by -ia very man.V years and during a
period when no employee of the Car
olina National Bank had any con
nection whatever iwtli the dispensary.
A hd uirther that. they were made in
connection with other financial trans
actions and had 11o reference what
soever to dispensoiry matter.
The denial of Col. Jones and my
self already made should have been
satisfactory to an unbiased mind;
but. in oilder now to put the question
beyond cavil or controversy, I will
again say that the statelelt con
itaied in Mr. Jones' letter as to the
deposit with the pTarolina National
baI Ink is absolutely without foundation.
His insi nuat ions therefore of a pur
pose to bribe is wholly unwarranted.
I have no doubt but that Mr. Jones
is sincere in his effort to expose the
frjauds and corrnpq)tions of the dispen
sary; but it Seems to ie that it would
have beenl far bhetter for him to have
appQared before the investigating.
committee and licc other witnesses
afforded them the benefit of his in
formation rather than deal in idle
rumors.- He should also have given to
the committee the name of his in
formant that lie may have been sumn
ioned to testify of his knowledge of
the. crookedness of ''dispensary otii
vials'' and the methods of ''liquor
houses'' and thus render theni somei
substantial aid in their noble and
W. A. Clark,
Prisedent, Carolina National Bank,
Columbia, S. C., June 20, 1906.
Card from Mr. Jones.
To the Prohibition Democrats of
Sout h Carolina :
When I found, last Monday that
unIless I re-entered the race for gover
nior we would practically abdindon the
fight we have been making to v'ote
tIhe (dispensary out, county by coulnty,
andi~ to close the state dispenisar.y. I
felt that. it. was a duty I owed to mny
party and the State to file the ledge
aund stand for the homes of our peco
ple, for pure D)einocracy and against
the dispensary ; and opposed( to
graft, corruption and extra.vagance in
ever'y denartmenit of the State govern
ment. I. did so at great personal sac
ai fiee. I would have preferred for
another to lead and let me serve in
the rnks as I have done for year's.
The illness of my daughter with ty
phid fever, has prevented my at
tendlinig the meeting thlis week, but
I hope to join the camp)aign party at
Blarnwcll niext< Mond4y. My pinit
eip)al purpos wn ~ ritinf>this letter
i.s t9 urge unon the prohllitibiiDemio
erats of the state1 to elect a legisla
ture tht ~11 close the.- State dispen
sary nd i'4fer the. qadation back to
the Aurticenand lot the av whe%her
they will-have prohibit ion, ('o;nty is
pensnil :. tr, high icense, unader the
pro':'uinns off the Constittutionu. Thie
el"ehion of a legislatuire that will abol..
j.d the state 1dispneaury nand dire
th~e pooyle of. each t m i tI.e night
t16 Imp what they ;an ~g ually
as ti~ i~,~sthe~; C'ea govt
ernor to administer to bringing fac
ltnal politics into thce e--mri:i. but
I believe the present condition of af
fairs would justify the Dlmoc fits to
dem!"u.nd of their candidiatEs for the
Lrn latu1re at least, to -ay where
I c ntand on this and other ques
tic.l., id, if they are not om:l oken
in 0thir positions, to vote for them
to stav at home If tiere ever was a
time that the state neuded the ser
vive of its purest, ablest, and best men
it is to-day. Get at work once. The
whiskey forces are organized and will
spend money to keep good men from
running for office and to defeat if
they have the courage to run.
A. C. JONES
Newberry, June 22.
Standing by The Record.
There is nothing equivocal in the
candidacy of Mr. Cole L. Blease for
Governor. He is the'dispensary's true
lover and loyal knight and is ready
anl eager to maintain his title against
all entries. The dispensary is good
enougih for him. Just as it stands,
without one plea, he would maintain
it. He has no patience with all thisf
lmItering after reform. There is no
need for reform, the institintion be
ing already as nearly perfect as it is
possible to ike it.
Tliere is a good (leal of strength in
Mr. Please's position. tie tilk of re
forming the dispensary is beside the
mark. We all know what tihe dispen
sary is. It has been in operation for
thir-teen years, and its effects are pret
ty evident in South Carolina. Its
methods are known to the public.
They have been shown most elaborate
ly by the investigation which is still
inl progress with Mr. Lyon and Mr.
Christensen as chief prosecutors. Mr.
Blease is a member of the investigat
in,ly committee himnself. He has been
close enlouagh to see the whites of the
eyes of all the Witnesses and he has
heard all the tales they have told, just
as the people have been made ac
quainted with them through the press
reports. Witi this informalion be
fore him Mr. Blease stands upl) an(l
eballenges ansy eandidate for oflIce
who is dissatisfied with the dispen
sary, either as a system or isn its meth
mds of opiration, to "prove that there
1has been corruption in the dispensary
and to name the men who have bene
Corruption means tle changing
from good to bad in any quality. To
iwove present co's'uption inl the dis
pensary it is necessary to establish
original goodness. That is a fair, task
for' the advocates of various measures
oI' reform for the dispensary, includ
inly Senator Tillman al(d Messrs. Man
ning and Sloan. They are sill urging
tlse necessity for some change in the
law governinlg the dispeinsary, to pre
vent corruption. Now, wliere is the
corruption, asks Mr. Blease. Those
wh'1o 1ho1d tihat the disp)ensarly is an
impossible inistitution, being inhesrent
ly evil, can not enter the lists against
Mr. Blease at all. There is no issue
between them and him upon thle prop
(isition he has stated1. lie makes no
claim for tile dispensasry except its
secord. There it stand1s, lie says, and
[ like i,0. Nobody can quarrel with
suchl an attitude. These is no account
ing foir tastes, and a man has tIhe righlt
to exercise his own. Mr, Blease likes
the dispensary for' what it has shown
itself to bo not foi' what lie fhinks it
can be made t~o show itself. Anything
other than what it is would be per'
version. Andl there it is possible for'
the unceompromising opp)onent of the
dispensary as an institution, to agree
with him. bThe var'iouis methods of
"'reformy'' which ar'e being exploited
contemplate an unnatural develop
mnent. Against such proceeding, Mr.
Blease, speaking firom the soul of tihe
As~we have said, this is a straight
forward position. Theire is no use to
waste time disenussig the na ture, of
the dispdhsary ainy more. We have
all seen enough of it to know exactly
what it is. Its rccor'd is' writ.ten in
scorching pages. Those who like such
thihgs as the dispensary has accom
niilshed should come out, like Mr.
Bllease, and deOclarie themselves in ap
)rl Alind full satisfaction. Those
wlg do n6t like them should demand
tpl.ain upof the whole bisiness.
EF nimk& os ar leso
THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY. 1
The Reaper Has Been Abroad-Con
stables Seize Some Jugs-Per
Prosperity, June 28.-Mr. and Mrs.
A. 0. Wise have gone on a short trip t
to Olein Springs.
Mr. L. S. Bowers has returned from
a trip to Harris Lithia Springs.
Miss Sadie Goggans, of Newberry, f
is visiting Miss Isoline Wyehe.
Hart Kohn, of Columbia, came up
on a visirto his parents Saturday.
MIr. 0. L. Schumpert, of Atlanta, c
Ga., is visiting his mother, Mrs. P. L. 0
Sehumpert, and will spend his vaca- I
Mrs. Elizabeth M. Simpsoi, nee I
Cook, was born at Cook hoiestead V
near Prosperity on June 5, 1836, and a
departed this life June 24, 1906, age,
seventy years and nineteen days. She 1:
was married to Dr. J. B. Simpson Sep- n
teier 1, 1860. There were six child
ren born to her, four of whom pre- f
ceded her to the spirit land. She
leaves a devoted husband and two C
daugliters, Miss Nannie and Mrs. S. s
D. Duncan to mourn theiir loss. Mrs. t,
Simpson was laid to rest, in Colony
cemetery on Sunday afternoon. The I
fiineral service was coidieted by her 1
istor, Rev. M. 0. J. Kreps. 0
Mr's. Simpson was a1 levoted(l moth.
er. a kind neig-1hbor and a genierous f
friend. Site will be Imissed by ler
large circle of friends. 0
'Mrs. Mattie Conkel, the wife of 2
Mr. Perry Conkel, after a long spell I
of sickliess, passed from earth anid its e
soi'row on Monday Juie 25, to rest
from hl'er labors. 0
Mrs. Conkel was about. 26 years i
old annd leaves one child, a1 lislbaiid
ainl many friends to mouiirn- her loss. I
She was laid to rest in loly Trinlity
emi'etery, Little Monitainl, S. C., on (
Tu11esday Jne 26.
Dfepairted this life June 23, 1906,
Joli Long, son of Mr. 1). 1. Lonlg.
le leaves a wife and one clid and e
losts of friends.
We are called oil lo record a larger'
number of deati this week tlian tisual t
anid we would extend to all the he- v
Ieavml ones mlou l1mosl Iwi -t-ell sym
patly. We kniow what it is lo loose
a imotier. Ve oftenl wonder if the
lessons of' death tlat we r1ad almost (I
daily are not lost to a large degree
We are requested to extend file
tlianks of Dr. J. Ji. fla(n Miss Natinie a
Simpson and Mr. and Mirs. S. 1). Ihmi- v
el to 11heir friends fior the1I many e
kimdnesses shiown them diuring the last
sickness and death of Mrs. J. 1t. Siip
There will be communion in Grace a
ihiurchi oh Suinday JulyI; 1st, andl(] Mt.
Tahor tle 8th. Pastor Kreps asks q1
that all nole the time.
The presiding elder was inl (owni
Satuday. He was holding quarterly b
r-onfer'ence at Zion.
Miss Jessie Moseley and Miss Della i,
B3ower's left today, Thunrsday, for s,
Ulinton, to attendl thle recep)tioni of
Nfrs. Copeland, nice Moselcy, this A
Mi's. J. A. Simpson anmd Mr's. 1). W- hi
f'. Kihler' vere visit ing' in Newberr'y
his week. -
D)r. . sM. CrIosson, Dri. Jamel(s Cr'os-.
oni aind famuily, of Leecsville, 'wer'e ini
owni Oin Suinday ini attend(anee uploni
lie funeral of thleir aunt, .Mr's. J1. 14.
Mi's. Rosa Ci'ossoni and (daughter, a
\fiss Victoria, were also in at. tendanie 2
il)oni t.he funer'al of Mr's. Crosson 's 6
daster, Mrs. Simpson.
Mrs. Wrkmnan, of Clinton, and e
sirs. William Smith, of Kinar'ds, are
'isit ing Mr's. S. D). 1Duncan.
Mr. V. H. Thonmpson, of Columbia,
ntade a flying visit, to his fatherci Sun-S
Mr. Mel. B. Chalmers and wife were
lie guests (of Mr. J1. Y. Thompson Sun
Therme will lie a match game of base
)all Saturmday afternoon at 4:30, be
tween the Monticello and Saluda
teams. This will 1)e the opening game
fnd will be a hotly contested one.'
Mir. Julins Iloozer, of Columbia,
ins bieen on a visit to Mr'. J. A. Simnp
ion anid family dur'ings the past w'cck.
Mrs. .Joiner and,daughiter, of Helenma
3a.' i'e, visiting Mrs. R. 'T. Pugh.
Mr. W. E. Moseley is at home from
SUniversitf* of Virginia. He grad~
Iated from this institition second in
iis class, which gives him second
SAliss Lillian Luther is visiting ier
>rothers in Columbia this. week.
The Sorosis met with Miss Marie
eagin and your correspondent was
n1 error last week. He was just thir- d
y days ahead. It. will come in by and
Dr., Mrs., and Miss Isoline Wyche
inve gone to Charleston to be present
it the commencement exercises of 'the
'itadel at which time their son, Cecil
Dr. E. N. Kibler has gone to the Isle
f Palms to attend the State Dental
ssoeiation and will be away until
We saw Constable Oeorge and Po
ieeman Oxner marching up street
-ith two big jugs.. They got the jugs
I(] the other fellow lost his jags.
Rev. Waddy T. Duncan, P. E.
reached a forceful sermon in Wight
mn chapel Sunday night.
Mrs. W. C. Dominick, we are in
ormed, is quite sick.
Mr. William Bobb, of the Bachman
hapel section, has been spending
r)me time with Mr. B. M. 1). Livings
W'e have been requested to call at
r-tion to the had condition of the
mng bridge near' the DeWalt ptiarter
ver ('1111unonl Creek.
Charlie S. Schumlipert is at home
Ir liehnmnd, Va.
AI. Pilrim Sunday school will have
te of Iheir famous pienics onl July
0. All may expect a good dilnner as
iele Jay hits said so anld that is
Alisses Aargerie and Cleona Hayes,
f lartford, atre visiting ars. J. P.
Alessrs. F. It. Hlunter and It. B.
Xi (zt.ey vere in, town ritesday.
Ars. Quattlebatun, of Greenville,
;-., stopwed over ont Tuesday to see
erV soI, James 1). Quattlebaum.
Aessrs. (1,eorge Bromwi and Green
litchell have been onl a trip to Saluda
Oiln11y. They report quite severe
aills and hleavy stoiims.
Miss t 'lleY Whelveler lIet WmIle.sday
1) at temdlIlhe summiler. school at Oreen..
liss ula Moseley hafs gone to
lllto Io be pres'enlt at tle reception
ivel AMrs. T. ). Copeland onl 'Thu'rs
Aiss Ailie Lee lln'f'ord is visiting
eiltives ill Biaekstock.
Miss RobelIta l all, of Little
lontain,. one ot' the mlost promlisinl
olilu_ womteli, has been eut down it
i- m in hood. She h13ad jist re
ined Il411m Winthrop e(AN-1ge and wvas
mtlplainlinl,g whenI sIe arrived at
Mle. Site lingered util iti lis week,
-heitn(liitfis set in and she Nas
flled lfrom i his lif' ear lV Wednes
n ilmorniilg. Site was about eigh
tPln ye-Irs old and was one of Win
roip's brightest sIudets. She was
lid to rest in Holy Trinityr cemetery,
ittle Mloiain, Ibis, Thiursday,morn
m%. We extenid our most heart-felt
empathties to thie b)ereaved par'ents.
Mr' and AMrs Enrnest Bedenbaug of
tianta, after a pleasant visit to Mr.
edetnbaugh 's patents, have returned
R1ev. M. 0. J1. Kreps and Dr'. JT. H.
!ilson spent laIst 'Tursday wi th Rev.
Mrt. B. V,. Chapman is visiting his
mit, Mr's. J. B. D)ennis and his school0
ate, Carlisle Bedenbaughi this wveek.
M'arr'ied at the Lutheran p)arson
te in Pi'osper'ity, Wednesday June
7, by Rev. M. 0. J. Kreps, Mr.
avidl Lanwford and Miss Lillie
riffin, of Newvberry. Thle happy
)uple was gr'eetedl by a rico shower '
'omi adnmirinig friends.
chedule of State and County Cam
Mt. Bethel .. .. .. .... July 31.
Mt. Pleasant.. .... ....Aug. 1.
Whiitmire .. ......... Aug. 2.
Newberr'y (State Campaign) Aug 7
Williatm's Store .. .... Aug 8.
Longshor'es.. .........Aug 0.
UTtop1ia ...............Aug 10, '
Priospeitiy .... .... .. Aug. 14.
Jolly Street .. .......Aug. 15.
Fork ..,.. .... .... Aug. 16.
.Jalapa .... .... .......Aug 21
Little Mlountain.. ....Aug. 23.
Mollohuon Mill . .Aug 24. (Night,)
Newberry .. .. Aug. 25 (11 A. M.)
West Thnd . .. 4g. 25. (N ight.)