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Informal Neeting Held at Summer
land-Planks and Platforms
A. H. Seats in The State.
Batesburg, June 9.-Eagerly seek
ing the various offices in "the gift of
the people," several candidates told
Lexington county people today the
merits and demerits of the various
platforms and why the votes should
be cast along certain lines. Grcuped
together under a cunning little pavil
lion and under the tall sun-crowned
oaks and arranged without regard to
age or weight, six entries were an
nounced for the governorship, two
for congress in as many districts and
one candidate for adjutant general.
Were there any features? Few if
any. There were, however, some orig
inal ideas in the way the candidates
approached their subjects and this is
a new feature. In order to find ex
cuse for this oratorical display it is
necessary to explain that the ladies
of the Presbyterian church at Bates
burg decided some time .go to give
a barbecue for the church. The con
gregation is, as yet, small, and ideas
were advanced for drawing the
crowds. Someone suggested tha tt e
candidates for governor be invited in
advance of the formal opening of the
campaign to do the speaking and the
suggestion was adopted. It was a
success from every standpoint and to
this, credit is due the women in
charge. The barbecue was held at
Summerland, just a mile from Bates
burg, and about as far from Lees
ville, two of the prosperous towns in
the Ridge section. The committee in
charge consisted of Mrs. John Bell
Towill, chairman, Mrs. William Chas
Faber, Mrs. Fred. Cullom, Mrs. J. B.
Reid, Mrs. Z. T. Cook and Miss Tul
The meeting was presided over by
isaac Edwards, member of the house
and about 450 people heard the
C. C. Featherstone.
Each speaker was allowed thirty
minutes and lots were drawn for the
order of speaking by the candidates
for governor. Mr. Featherstone drew
first choice and opened up at once
with a plea for prohibtion. He had
been told, he said, that he could be
elected governor easily if he cut out
that plank in his platform and did
not stress it. so nmch. He would
rather be defeated than cut it out, be
cause he had fought for it 12 years
before when candidate for governor.
The argument that prohibition did not
prohibit was absurd. No law pro
hibits, but it reduces. Prohibition
f would reduce the conguniption of li-I
quor. At least half of the inmates
of the asylums and penitentiaries can
trace their present condition to the
use of whiskey. If prohibition woul
cut this number down 25 or 50 per
cent. would not that be of some bene
fit to society? There were 347 homi
cide cases in the State last year and
of these 65 per cent. were traceable
to liquor. If liquor could be eliminat
ed would not that be of benefit?.
The argument that prohibition
could not be enforced in the cities
was an admission that the cities were
more lawless than the rural commu
Passing on to other matters; Mr.
Feath'erstone took up education an
stressed the necessity for I:omnion
schools, although he favored higher
education. He favored economy, but
not to such an extent that it would
retard the progrge of the State. AsI
to the equalization of property, it was
a subject with which he was not as
yet familiar to give extended views.
He urged an enforcement of all laws
and appealed to Christian manhood to
continue the fight for uplifting man
Thos. G. McLeod.
Thos. G. McLeod was next intro
duced by Mr. Edwards. Mr. McLeoI
referred to his official record and to'
his services as lieutenant governor.
He discussed education and the work
he had done for schools and colleges.
The people had years before made
mistakes in not making the common
school the basic foundation as was
the case ncw. The spirit of educa
tion was now, abroad in the land,
-which means much to the State. He
also stressed good roads and scored
the tax dodgers heavily int his ar gu
ment for equalizat'on of property. He
made a plea for a continued appro
priation for pensions.
The Liquor Question.
As to the liquor question he was no
advocate selling, but th'e matter must
be sanely dealt with. He had no
apology to offer for defending that
Democratic doctrine of local option.
There was nothing for the prohibi
tinists to do but build up a sentiment
for prohibition, for no law could be en
forced unless there was a sentiment
for its enforcement. He thought the
whole matter "a carefully preserved
and canned issue" to be brought up
from time to time. He did not be
lieve in overriding the will of the peo
-ni. He promised if elected to per
form all duties faithfully and en
force the laws.
F. H. Hyatt.
After dinner F. H. Hyatt was th(
next speaker. Mr. Hyatt went out o
the ordinary line and delivered an ad
dress on the progress of South Caro
lina. He did not consider it a politi
cal gathering, he said, having beer
invited by the ladies' committee of a
church to deliver an address at z
church barbecue. Therefore he di(
not touch at all on the whiskey mat
ter or on taxation. His opening re
marks called attention to rura
schools and their relation to good
roads. The two were closely connect
ed. Only one man in each hundred
ever thinks. The others let this one
man do their thinking. Therefore
the necessity for schools and colleges
He commended the action of tl4e StatE
board of education in selecting Prof
Tate as inspector of rural schools. A
man very often paid more attention
to his stock than he did to the kind
of instruction his children were re
ceiving at the schools.
He briefly reviewed the progress
made in road building in the past
ten years and gave some interesting
figures along that line. He told of
the work of the farmers and the
Southern Cotton association in rais
ing the price of cotton and in urging
the farmer to plant other crops. Over
100,000 circulars had been mailed out
by the association describing the
Williamson plan for planting corn
The wealth of the South was enor
mous and constantly growing, bu1
there should be modern methods ap
plied and for this end all of us musi
John G. Richards.
John G. Richards was introdu.ced
next. Mr. Richards reviewed his 2(
years of service in office of which 10
years were in the general assembly
He was proud to say that in this time
he had always favored education for
high and low. He had advocated ap
propriations not only for the com
mon schools but for the colleges as
well. He- pointed to the bills, intro
duced by him and passed, increasing
the number of rural schools in the
State and the measures providing for
educational scholarships at 'Winthrop
and 'Clemson colleges; appropriations
that enabled the poorest boy or girl
to receive a college education. He
stressed the work being done for the
farmer at Clemson and told of his
record as a member of the Farmers'
He was tired of the whiskey ques
tion. He had hoped ,that for once in
20 years the candidate could come
before the ~people with matters of
more importance. Since, however, the
first speaker had taken up'as his lead
ing topic whiskey, he wQuld sinform
all how he stood. He was a ~irohibi
tionist, both in theory and practice.
He had voted for the Brice act, which
was the first step toward local option.
He believed the State dispensary a
better solution of the problem than
the county dispensary plan, because
the latter was too close to the obnox
ious bat-room system and he had an
nounced that when the State dispen
sary was killed he would be a pro
hibitionist. He gave the record of
the house of representatives in pass
Lng a prohibition bill twice and the
first time the senate defeated it with
the referendum measure and the sec
ond time by a direct vote. So the
senate was responsible. He want
ed the prohibition fight to go and car
ried to congress: where a law should
be passed forbidding the shipment of
whiskey into any State where there
was a prohibitioin law. He further
stated that he would veto a local
option 'law should it be passed, or the
present one changed, because the vote
of the general assembly expressed the
will of the people - and he was the
creatr.re of the people. No creature
could be greater than its creator. He
stood for pensions of the' veterans
and favored low taxes. He express
ed himself vigorously as to the en
forcement of law, if elected, especial
ly the prohibition law, should it be
Cole L. Blease.
Cole L. Blease took as his subject
"Render Unto Caesar the things that
are Caesar's and render unto God the
things that are God's." He did noi
touch on the liquor question but de
voted his time to a review of cer
tain conditions in this State in sever
al periods-that of - 1860, of 1876 o:
1890 and the present. He called atter
tion to the work of the men confront.
ing him and their forefathers tha'
made the names of Lee and Jacksor
imperishable; to the work of th4
same men in 1876 who made Hamp
ton governor and then later, in 1894
these same men made the ref ormi
possible under the leadership of B. R
Winthrop and Clemson are monu
ments of this movement. Two year:
ago he had endeavored to make taxa
tion the issue with the people of th<
State and the newspapers laughed a
the idea. Examine the tax receipt
for the past several years and shio
how the taxes have gradually mount
- ed. He wanted to stress the fact that
the legislature makes the laws, the:
governor only suggesting.
He called attention to the effort
made at the primary State conven
tion to change the constitution so as
to require a registration certificate
before voting in the primary. He
said this would have disfranchised;
20,000 white men who had been guar
anteed suffrage when the constitution
was changed. Arguments to the con
trary were false. 4
Jno. T. Duncan then spoke and
made an attack on the press and va- rl
rious agencies and persons.
J. F. Byrnes, candidate for con
gress, from the second district was
introduced and made a speech on the
tariff. This is not his district, but a!
number of Saluda people came over
to the barbecue and he told them his
Dr. W. W. Ray.
Congressman Lever was not pres
ent and W. W. Ray of this county,
was introduced ai his opponent. Dr.
Ray touched on the tariff and the
necessity for the people becoming
more familar with national subjects.
He thought the present high cost of
living was on account of the Repub
lican tariff. The party had broken
faith with the people.
Mr. Lever's Vote.
Dr. Ray attacked Congressman Le
i ver's vote for the tariff on lumber,
holding that Mr. Lever had-, for the
benefit of the few gone back on the
Democratic platform and violated his
pledge as a Democrat. This vote was
in direct opposition to the principles'
of the democracy of Jefferson. He
was sorry Mr. Lever was not present
to answer certain questions he would
like to ask. If the man serving the
people proves true to his trust, keep
him in office; if he proves false turn
J. M. Richardson.
Following this speech J. M. Rich
ardson of Aiken, candidate for adju
tant general, addressed the crowd. He
explained the duties of the office and
thought the people should pay more
attention to the conduct of those in
charge. He promised to maintain a
strict supervision of the office.
After this the meeting came to an
MEETING OF DEMOCRATIC EXEC
The Democratic executive, commit
tee will meet in the court house at
Newberry, South Carolina, on Mon
day, June 20, 1910, at 11 o'clock in
the forenoon, for the purpose of ar-1
ranging a campaign schedule, fixing
assessemnts for candidates, and for
the transaction of such other busi
nesa may properly come before the
All members are urgently request
ed to be present and be prepared to
hand in list of managers of election In
the approaching primary.
Fred. H. Dominick,
B. B. Leitzsey, County Ch'm'n.
House of Representatives.
I am a candidate for re-election to
the house of representatives, subject
to the rules of the Democratic pri
mary. Godfrey Harmon.
I hereby announce myself as a can
didate for reelection to the offic3 of
county treasurer, subject to the Dem
Jno. L. Epps.
For Judge of Probate.
I hereby announce myself as a can
didate for reelection to the office of
judge of probate, subject to the Dem
F. M. Schumpert.
For Magistrate Nos. 1 and 8.
I hereby announce myself as a can-.
didate for reelection to the office of:
'magistf-ate in No. 1 and No. 8 town
ships, subject to the Democratic pri
John Henry Chappell.
I hereby announce myself as a can
didate for the office of magistrate in
INo. 1 and No. 8 townships, subject to.
the Democratic primary.
j J. C. Sample.
The undersigned is hereby an
nounced as a candidate for magistrate
for No. 10 township, subject to the.
T. E. Stone.
~I hereby announce myself as a can
didate for reelection to the office of
magistrate in No. 3 township subject
to the Democratic primary.
I am a candidate for maristrate for
No. 10 township, and will be gov
arned by the rules of the Democratic
party. P. B. Ellesor.
For Magistrate No. 11.
The voters of No. 11 do hereby an
aounce W. F. Suber as candidate for
nagistrate for No. 11, and will. abide
:he rules of the Democratic primary.
I hereby announce myself as a can
lidate for Magistrate for No. 11
Pownship and will abide the rules of
he Democratic primary.
J. J. Kinard.
Mr. E. A. Hentz is hereby nominat
,d for magistrate from No. 11 town
;hip subject to the rules of the Dem
)cratic party. Voters.
For County Auditor.
I hereby announce myself as can
lidate for reelection as auditor for
ewberry county, subject to the Dem
Eug. S. Werts.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is
old on a guarantee that if you are not
;atisfied after using two-thirds of a
)ottle according to directions, your
noney will be refunded . It is up to
rou to try. Sold by W. E. Pelham &
H. B. WELLS' TRANSFER
Hauls Anything o. Short Notice.
3areful and Accommodating Drivers.
doving Household Furniture a Spec
fOUR BUSINESS SOLICITED.
Office Phone No. 61
Residence Phone No. 9.
"I would like to guide
suffering women to a sure
cure for female troubles,"
writes Mrs. R. E. Mercer,
of Frozen Camp, W. Va.
"I have found no med
icine equal to Cardui. I
had suffered for about
four years. Would have '
headache for a week at a
time, until I would be
nearly crazy. I took Car-.
dui and now I never have
the headache any more."
The Woman's Tonfe
The pains -from which
many women suffer every
month are unnecessary.
It's not safe to trust to
strong drugs, right at the
time of the pains.
Better to take Cardui
for a while, before and
after, to strengthen the
system and cure the cause.
This is the sensible,
the scientific, the right way.
At the Close of
Loans and discounts
urniture and Fixtures
Dverdrafts secured and unse
Bonds and Stocks
sash and due frorn Banks
.4 o~ Paid
TO EARLY PI
OUR FIRST S
Has arrived. We have bong
and wil seH as "Low as the
as "Good as the Best". Wh
Bargains cal on
. KL Er
34 Main Street. *
It Will be to Your
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EPOR T OF
WBERRY, S. (
~he Business Nover
om Report to State Bani
~69,49 5.25 Capital
2,275.00 Undivided Prc
1,758 60 - Notes and Bill
On Savings 0
For information leading to
the arrest and conviction of
any itinerant vendor of specta
cles claiming to be Dr. Con
nor of Newberry, S. C.
Several unscrupulous fakirs
have been deceiving the public
and selling worthless glasses
at an exorbitant figure.
This is a picture of Dr. G.
W. Connor. Do not be mis
DR. G. W. CONNOR
ht at "Low Water Mark"
Lowest" and in Quality
en in search of Genuine
Interest to call and
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Before placine y.
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