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iMTER CAMPAIGN MEETING.
ididates for State Offices Address
Crowd of About 300 in the
iumtcr, July 7.?The campaign
?ting today was a quiet affair ext
for the enthusiastic applause
en some of the speakers, lu fact
night be said to have been a pleasaffair,
as all the candidates seemto
be in a good humor. The audce,
though small, not numbering
sr 300, was in a jolly framo of
ul and inclined to applaud all of
LMie meeting was called to order in
i county court house by Hon A. K.
nders of ITagood, who presided
ill dignity and ability, Kev. J. P.
irion offered prayer.
The first candidates to speak were
candidates for superintendent of
neat ion, Jlr. E. C. Elmore being
) first introduced. He was folded
by Mr. Sliles H. Mcllichatnp of
.iii-uuinu, wno made a lino speech.
Mr. J. I-i. Swearingen of Kdgctiuld
closed (lie arguments in a in;1-l.irly
manner. All three candidates were
Mr. X. AY. Brooker of liichlaud
Opened for comptroller general and
I reflected upon Mr. .Jones' business
I methods, saying (hat Mr. Jones'
I style of handling the State's finan\
cial affairs caused heavy losses.
I * Comptroller General A. \V. Jones
1 denied the accusations and cited
U facts. Mr. Jones appeared to have
L the crowd.
Ak Adjt. (.Son. Bov<l then gave an aceout
of his stewardship since taking
^Kchar^c and he. too, was not without
^friends in I ho crowd.
K Col. Tlenry T. Thompson. however.
appealed to h(> the favorite, judging
^L'from the enthusiastic reception he
HL Railroad Commissioner K. L.
I^^Cauglunan was the first speaker for
ranroau commissioner. lie made :i J
good talk and showed why his ex|
ericncc of six voars and his attention
?to business warranted another six
years in that ollice.
.Mr. Caughman was followed by
Messrs. F. C. Fishburne, \V. Ti. RichIardson
and -T. A. Summerset I, all of
whom, like Mr. Caughman, made
practical talks, which wore well reGov.
Ansel was received with genlerous
applause by (he Gamecock cilnzeus.
Gov. Ansel was smilingly hap'py
and launched forth with vigor and
spirit. Tie made clear-out speech,
[^defending his administration and was
liberally applauded. Gov. Ansel
| seemed to make friends by his
' speech. Tie closed amid generous
Cole L. Blease followed Gov. AujFsel.
He made his usual speech on
"local option, criticised Ansel's administration
and again referred to his
genial of (lie report that he had offered
to bet thai he would be elected
fgovernor. He too received applause.
Lieut. Gov. T. G. McLcnd thanked
I the Sumter people for the liberal
support given him heretofore.
v>/i.mr/\.JLUJW rAKTK AT U HESTER.
I All the Talks Received by the Crowd
i k With Attention?Grace Attacks
Rhett's Political Standing.
I The State.
I Olios!or, July 7.?The senatorial
parly visited (-hostor today. County
Chairman Giles J. Patterson presided.
The mooting was opened with prayer
by lie v. J. S. Snyder.
; The first speaker, Col. W. W.
Lumpkin, captured Ills audience with
the spell of his oratory, paying an cloj
Iquent tribute to the Confederate solldiers.
He presented briefly his views
I Ion the currency question and discuss&
led the subjects of tariff and trusts.
II life clonic! by ii.viling ihi audience to
jg 1 visit him in Washington.
t' lion. 0. 13. Martin opened by cx
grossing his belief in the probability
J)f a Democratie president and house
representatives and securing relief
^^Roiii the tariff. Tie discussed immi^B^afion
and drainage and referred to
tps work in the educational affairs
V *' the State.
M>(riIon. R. 0. Rholt spoke next, prcW
luting himself not as an orator but
I la business man. lie stated that
le question before the people now is
Mat of an industrial struggle. Tic adlocated
establishment of local banks
(dead of centralizing the financial
wer of the country in Wall street
d criticized the present manage;nt.
of the great railroads of the
untry. ITis speech was well roceivITon.
E. D. Smith opened with ref3iice
to the injurious tariff laws, a
ill to shut out the trade of the
>r!<l. Ho stressed the holding of
0 cotton crops in warehouses, and
id that in the past four years the
rraers of the South luid realized
more I linn $ 1 ,~)00,000,000 in excess of
the proceeds of the preceding 10
years. Farmers were much pleased
with Mr. Smith's speech.
Kx-Gov. John (Jarv Vivans was the
yext speaker, lie stated that the
main questions now before the conntry
are the tariff and currency, lie
went into a discussion of each of
these and was attentively heard.
Mr. J. P. Grace of Charleston was
the next speaker. He strongly asserted
the soundness of his Democracy
and vigorously assailed the record of
Mayor Rhctt in this regard.
Col. George Johnstone was the
last speaker of the nenatorlal candidates
and his speech was regarded by
some as the strongest of the day. He
stated iu his forcible way the obstacles
to industrial advancement in
the 3 n":i. o wit: co"?' exchange
methods, corruption in agricultural
depart in* n'. reports the noiwirslie
currency and the tariff.
After the recess Hon. 1). I\. Finley.
Mr. W l? Pollock an: Col. V [\
miner addressed I lie voters. The former
reviewed liis 10 years' work in
eoii?re*'*, vhiie Mcssr.t. l'nllock and
Puller severely criticised I lie congressman's
An audience of 100 hearers, including
about oO Indies, gave attention
Judge Gaffney on Political Outlook.
Orangeburg Evening News.
Tn an interview this morning with
this eminent jurist, Judge Claude
Gafl'ney, of St. Matthews, he seemed
well pleased with the political outlook.
Speaking of the approaching
Democratic convention in Denver,
Colorado, he said that Bryan will be
nominated on the lirst ballot, but refused
to uive an opinion as to who
will be Bryan's running mate. When
asked as to Bryan's chances of election
in November, he was very em.
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I'iftii if* mini iw nu 111 iii.il' 11 AOW
York. IVnnsylvania, Ohio, Illinois,
Indiana and West Virginia <li<l not
give Taft :i majority, Bryan's election
wonM ho certain.
In State politics, tlie judge seemed
greatly interested and is a Please
man to the core, lie is a groat admirer
of Hlease's platform and
speaks of Ansel as a "dead gosling in
the political pit." Being a man of
strong convictions lifmself. the judge
cannot reconcile himself to what he
is pleased to call "Ansel's weathervane
BLEASE DENIES BET STROY.
At Meeting at Edgefield he Labels
Report in Augusta Paper
We take the following from the
report of the Edgefield correspondent,
to I he News and Courier:
The Hon. C. L. Blouse came next,
lie opened hv savin? that there were
some newspapers that would publish
anything, regardless of its truth, to
injure him. and read a statement
from the Augusta Chronicle to the effect
that he, Blease, had offered to
bet a thousand dollars to five hundred
that he would beat Ansel. He
said he was going 10 heat him, but
he was not such a fool as to bet on an
election in violation of the laws of
the Slate, lie repeated the views on
State issues expressed by him at previous
meetings. He reiterated his
well known position on the liquor
question, and said that (Jovernor Ansel
was anything to ??aTeh the popular
vote. In fact he understood that
a Greenville paper had once offered
a reward to any man who could tell
where I lie governor stood on any publie
Mr. Rlease was well received, his
speech being punctuated with applause.
Also to Wellman.
That theory that the North Pole is
shifting ought to bitng comfort to
Peary. All he lids to do is to go
around to the other side and wait for
R A "RWnrUTV- AT PAMADTA
JU>A<.AVA/AJ WXI iJL JL M v/iuximxi,
We will give a first class barbecue
at Bethel school house, Pomaria, S.
( ., Saturday, .July 18th. (Nunc 0110,
Conio all. A pood dinner guarantccd.
.Tno. A. (Irahain.
11. M. Wicker.
Wo will furnish n first class barbecuo
at Pomaria, S. C., on Saturday,
July 2f>th, 1908. Candidates and others
desiring to enjoy a good cue are
W. II. Counts.
L. A. Ruff.
T will give a first-class barlSecue at
Williams, campaign day, July 28.
Special attention to ladies and children.
Tho public is invited.
J. W. Sanders.
REPORT OF C
condensed from report
iner June z
Loans and discounts
Furniture and fixtures
Cash on hand and in Banks
T% .. ( Banks
Deposits. | individual
Reliable and absolutely safe. \Vc
J. D. DAVKNPORT,
KDW. R. HIPP,
OIvO. 13. CROM
Condensed from r
Examiner at the clos
n Loans and Discoun
Furniture and Fixtt
Undivided Profits n(
!! Dividends Unpaid
Due to Banks
JNO. M. KINARD, O. B.
Per Cent, [ntere
No Matter How Small,
will give it careful att
\pplies to the men and
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5 The First Cough
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tive stembranes of the throat
^ Coughs then come eisv all win
? slightest cokl. Cure the first c
10 set tip ?ui inflam&tion in the deli
A lungs. The best remedy is
SYRUP. It at once gets right
! moves the cause. It is free fro
? a child m for mi adult. 25 cent
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of State Bank Exam:
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: pay 4 pel cent on time deposits.
M. I, 8PKARMAN.
W. B. WAIJ.ACK,
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eport to State Bank
>e of business June
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ts $37 1,2 17.20
6,52 1 .92
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$41 1 ,455.43
$41 1 ,455.43
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S TA PLB & FA NC Y O ROGER! I
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