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VOLUNE SLIm. IIUNBER 74. KEWBEBRY. SOUTH CAROLINAS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1910. TWICE A flU. PM A TEAR.
Electqd By M
OUT OF 43 CONTIES
WHAT SENATOR TILLMAN THINKS
Governor-Elect Blease Expresses His
Appreciation to the People of
His Native County.
With less than a hundred boxes to
hear from, returns from the primary
of Tuesday show the nomination of
Cole L. Blease as governor of South
Carolina by a majority of 4,944.
Col. W. W. Moore's majority over
J. M. Richardson is, in round figures,
G. McDuffie Hampton won over
James Cansler by something over 4,
Mr. Featherstone carried 22 of the
counties of the State and Mr. Blease
had majorities in 21 counties.
According to the returns received
up to this time the following counties
show majorities for Blease:
Abbeville, Aiken, Anderson, Bam
berg, Barnwell, Berkeley, Calhoun,
~Charleston, Clarendon, Colleton,
~Georgetownl, Hampton, Horry, Laur
ens, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Pick
ens, Richland, Saluda, Union.
Mr. Featherstone seems to have car
Tied these counties: -Beaufort, Chero
kee, Chester, Chesterfield, Darlingtonl.
Dillon, Dorchester, Edgefield, Fair
field, Florence, G~reenville, Greenwood,
cOconee, Orangeburg, Spartanburg,
Sumter, Williamsburg and York.
BLE ASE CARRIES 28 COUNTIES.
*Official Returns Give Him Orangebuirg
and Dorchester Count
In the returns of the State election
from the Columbia State yesterdaty
morning, it appears that Mr. Feather
stone received 1,362 votes and Mr
Blease 881 in Dorchester county. Th'e
official vote at telegraphed to New
berry yesterday in Dorchester is 829
for Blease and 486 for Featherstonle,
making Mr. Blease's vote in Dorches
ter larger than Mr. Featherstone's.
In Orangeburg county, a telegram
from the county chairman stated that
Mr. Blease had carried the county by
two majority. According to the re
tnrs as published by the State, Mr.
Featherstone carried the county by 11
votes. So instead of Mr. Featherstone
carrying 22 and Mr. Blease 21 coun
ties as stated by the State, Mr. Blease
has carried 23 and Mr Featherstone 20,
Mr. Blease's total majority in the
State will be about 5,000.
Congratulations From Col. Crews.
The following is among the mes
~sages wired to Newberry:
Laurens, Sept. 14, 1910.
P. F. Baxter, Acting Mayor, Newber
ry, S. C.-The Lp.urensville Herald
and a. majority of more than 350 of
the voters of Laurens county send
congratulations to Cole. L. Blease,
-next governor of South Carolina.
Glory enough for one day.
WHAT TILLMAN THINKS
ABOUT COLE BLEASE
Expects Him to Act Prudently and
Disappoint His Enemies by
Trenton, Sept. 14.-Senator B. R.
Tillman, at his home at Trenton to
day when asked about the result of
the second primary, said:
"It is a remarkable illustration of
what little influence our newspapers
have. They have been so unfair and
unjust that they are utterly discred
ited by the people. I expect Gov.
Blease to disappoint his enemies and
to act with such prudence and wis
dom that he will justify and make
happy his friends. He has a golden
opportunity, and I believe he will
make good. No one can dispute that
he has brains, and while he has faults,
like the devil he is not as black as he
has been painted."
BYRNES SEEMS WIMER
IN SECOND DISTRICT
Practically Full Unofficial Returns
Give Aiken MUan Plurality of 91
Aiken (full) ... .. .....2,100 1,247
Bamberg (full) .. .. ....38S 557
Beaufort (full).. ......280 393i
Barnwell ... ... .... ...719 1,267
Edgefield (full)... .. ...861 830
Hampton (full) .. ......919 831
Saluda.. ........ ...958 1,004
Total.... .... .....6,220 6,129
Darlington (full) .. .. 1,399 980
Dillon (full) .. .. .. ..1,187 657
Florence (19 out of 21) 657 979
Georgetown (11 of 17) . .1,100 180
Horry (full).... .....1,498 1,050
Marion (full) .......1,054 365
Marlboro (full).. ......790 1,329
Williamsburg (24 of 29) .1,096 845
Total.... .... .....8,781 6,383
With practically the full vote in the
Second district recorded, James F.
Byrnes has a majority of 91 votes over
J. 0. Patterson, incumbent, on the
face of unofficial returns, indicating
Mr. Byrnes' nomination. Mr. Byrnes
claims election by less than 100 votes.
What scattering votes .ay come in
today and tomorrow are not likely to
alter the result as set forth in unof
ficial tables. The vote now stands:
Byrnes, 6,220; Patterson, 6,129. It is!
reported from Aiken that Mr. Patter
son has decided to contest the elec
tion, though there was no official
statement to the effect.
Though Mr. Byrnes carried only
three of the counties he ran Mr. Pat
terson close in all except Barnwell.
His home county, Aiken., gave him a
majority of nearly 900, which proved
sufficient to offset Mr. Patterson's oth
er pluralities. Mr. Byrnes also car
ried Hampton by about 100 and Edge
field by about 30.
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tonh that. Mr. PAttErso intEnt
A.rodssioa istr inae tor 2,396, allh
mofthe unteshc acompoe for. is
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rotes the elcbout 1in the eodsrcn
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exitrif Th Helan exeonofthe
smal boxe in Wychen Mr. declred' ma
oitinefowrbu 0i the lgsauedstict
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Cohmich irregulrtesul ae claed the
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OR.ELECT OF SOUTH CABOLINA.
MB. BLEASE E
[Of The Support of His H~ People
Issues a Card of Tifks.
I'o the People of Newborry County:.
Humbly realizing the high honor
which has been conferred upon me by
the people of South Carolina, and with
a deep sense of the responsibility
which it carries, I would not be un
mindful of the confidence expressed
by my own people of Newberry, town
and county, and I desire to express to
them my sincere appreciation and to
assure them that my best efforts, and
whatever talents with which I may be
endowed, will be devoted to an honest
effort to prove worthy of this confi
dence. I will endeavor so to conduct
myself as chief magistrate of South
Carolina, that all the people may be
able to say truthfully, "Well done,"
and that the people of my native coun
tv and city may be proud of their son.
I can do nothing less at this time
than to thank you and to assure you
that my honest efforts will be to prove
worthy of your confidence.
Cole. L. Blease.
The Man-Did you notice that wo
an we just passed?
The Woman-The one with blond
uffs and a fur hat and a milita"y
ape, who was dreadfully made Up:
and awfully soiled gloves on?
The Man-Yes, that one.
The Woman-No, I didn't notice her.
The insult Implied.
"I want to know if I can sue himi
"On what grounds?"
"He's insinuating to every one he
eets that I haven't enough sense to
"What is his exact language?"
FULLY ONE THOUSAND
PEOPLE GREET HIM
CARRIAGE DRAWN BY TWO HUN
Delivers Brief Speech Pledging His
Best Endeavor to Prove Worthy
The C., N. & L. train was met at the
depot Wednesday evening by an im
mense throng to welcome the newly
elected governor to his home.
Mr Blease, who had been apprised of
the reception awaitinghim, sent a mes
sage that there was a corpse on the
train to Laurens and that It was his
request and desire that no demonstra
tion be made until the train had left
the station. Acting Mayor Baxter,
who was master of ceremonies, made
that statement to the crowd and ask
ed that everybody be quiet. When the
train pulled into the depot there was
not a sound from the great gathering
and the silence was noticeable. Gov
ernor-elect Blease had said, through
Alderman Baxter, that he would ap
preciate the silent meeting of the trafi
on the part of the people. It was a
touching scene to see how the dead
body on the train and the wishes of
Mr. Blease were respected by the vast
crowd that jammed and packed the
place. It was remarked by those in
the city who had not gone to the de
pot that Mr. Blease must not have
come, everything was so quiet. It was
a Newberry crowd at the train show
ing how Newberry people observe the
proprieties of an occasion. -But wheni
the train moved on ,towards Laurens
the pent-up feelings of the multitude
broke forth in huge waves of shouts.
Many in the crowd had already wit
nessed the tender and impressive
meeting of Mr. Blease and the lady
members of the families.
The West End band played and the
Many ladies were present, and
girls, but the men and boys had
swarmed there like ants from '.he
hoks in the ground. Quite a r!umber
of colored citizens outskirted the
gatherrg. It was a magnificcDt re
ception. Automobiles, buggies and
hacks had their occupants.
Acting Mayor Baxter, with a United
States flag in each hand, sto'1 in a
phe ton which was there to !,rry the
t -i --.nihant Blease through his native
town. Without exaggeration there
were at least a hundred men that
pulled the phaeton, and the sidewalks
were lined with people and a mass
following the turnout and its occu
pants, who were Mr. Blease's step
mother, the governor-el,ect and the
acting mayor. To be reasonable in
the estimate of the number of per
sons celebrating from the depot to
the old court house there were one
thousand in round numbers-more if
anything. Defeated candidates were
seemingly as happy as the victorious
ones. The crowd was demonstrative
but orderly and sober. There was no
drunkenness or unseemly conduct.
Everything passed off pleasantly and
in good nature and when the town
Clu.k m.rLk i:n a11 was well and the
o Of His Home
calm and moonlit Sunday night. There
was nothing to indicate that Newber
ry had furnished the next governor
of South Carolina.
But .before the quietness reign
ed supreme the welkin was
made to ring with the shouts
was pulled through the streets.
Mr. Blease made a speech from the
court house s,teps that was enthusias
tically received. He gave expression of
his appreciation of the confidence re
posed in him by the people of the State
in electing him to the highest office
within their gift and said he realized
the responsibilty which rested upon
him and he would use his best endeav
ors and whatever talents he possessed
to give the people of South Carolina a
conservative and business administra
His ovation was gerat and nobody
can say that the whole affair was not
to arouse general pleasure.
Mr. Featherstone Congratulates-Mr.
Blease Reelprocates-"Let the
Heathen Rage," Says T.ll
Governor-Elect Blease has.received
a great number of telegrams and let
ters from all sections of the State con
gratulating him and wishing him
much success. It would be impossible
to print all of these messages.of good
will, but It is gratifying to Mr. Blease
and his friends to know that they are
coming from all parts of South Caro
Senator B. R. Tillman from his home
at Trenton said:
I"Congratulations. Let the heathern
On leaving Columbia on Wednesday,
Mr. Blease received the following note
from his competitor in the second
"Dear Mr. Blease: Please accept my
congratulations and best wishes.
Yours truly, C. C. Featherstone."
Mr. Blease promptly replied:
"Hon. C. C. Featherstone,. Friend
Featherstone: Thanks for your note.
After I become governor make the
executive office your headquarters, and
the mansion your home while in Co
lumbia. God'bless you and yours. As
A SON IS ON TRTAL
FOR KILLING FATHER
Flea of Defense is That Shot Was
Fired in Defense of Nother.
Laurens, Sept. 14.-In the criminal
court now in session the case of Ciby
Fuller, charged with the murder of
his father, Jess E. Fuller, was entered
upon this afternoon and will be com
pleted some time tomorrow. Defend
ant Is a young white man and is
charged with shooting his father to
death at the Fuller home, four miles
east of Laurens, last November.
The plea of the defense is that the
son shot his father to save the life of
his mother, It being alleged that
Fuller was making a brutal attack
upon his wife and threatening to
"clean up the whole family," wnenl