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GOVERNOR BLEASE WILL
ASK FOR SECOND TERM
SO DECLARES IN SPEECH BEFORE
AUDIENCE OF 3,500.
Governor Declares That Tillman
Should be Continued in Office so
Long as He Lives.
Orangeburg, July 7.-Before an aud
ience of possibly more than 3,500 peo
ple at Rickenbacker's grove, near Four
Holes church, in this county, today,
speaking at the annual picnic of the
Tillman Volunteers, Governor Cole L.
Blease declared that he would again
offer for the governorship and that
Senator Tillman should be continued
in office so long as that distinguished
statesman should live. There has
been more or less speculation as to
the intentions of Governor Blease in
reference to again offering for the of
fice he now holds; his declaration to
day appeared to indicate his purposes,
dependent, of course, upon circum
stances that now may not be foreseen.
Speakers of the Day.
Featuring the day's exercises were
the addresses of Senator Tillman,
Governor Blease, Senator S. J. Sum
mers, of Calhoun county, and Presi
dent W. M. Riggs, of Clemson college.
Capt. J. H. Claffy presided, introduc
ing the speakers, and the large aud
ience gave appreciative attention. It
may be stated without fear of. con
tradiction that Governor Blease made
what the majority of the people con
sidered a strong speech, even eloquent
at times. In describing some of the
cases which he had considered in view
of pardons he brought tears to the
eyes of some of the ladies. Senator
Tillman devoted the six or seven min
utes that he occupied to a speech of
thanks to the people of his State for
what they h@d done for him in the
way of poptical preferment, declaring
that he was keenly appreciative of the
honors conferred upon him.
Tillman's Old Fire.
- Once in a while I feel the old fire
again," said the feeble senator, "but I
realize that my race is almost run,
even though I should like to get back
in a race for the senate.'' It can not
be denied that Senator TllIman looks
ill, his feebleness being easily percep
tible. During the speech-making, he
sat upon the platform, but the remain
der of the day he remained seated in
.3iot a ".Blease Speech."
Governor Blease spoke for an hour,
having the closest attention through
out The consensus of opinion was he
made nothing of what has come to be
known as a "Blease speech," although
his condemnation of men and measures
that opposed him and sought to dis
credit hiim with the public was in un
quflihed terms, and his language even
bitter at times. Still, his utterances,
taken in their entirety, were- consider
ed a forcible presentation of his side
of affairs in South Carolina. Much
attention was paid to his pardon rec
ord, the governor going into the de
tails of several cases, and explaining
the reasons for his actions.
Tillman Calls for Explanation.
An interesting incident of the day
was at the conclusion of Governor
iBlease's speech, when Senator Tillman
called upon him to explain for the
benefit of the people 'his reasons for
the pardons of Wash Hunter andj
George Hasty. As to the Hunter case,f
the governor, in rgponding to this
tall, recited the circumstances of the
killing of Elbert Copeland, as he un
derstood them, and the implication
was that Governor Blease thinks,
Wash Hunter acted in self-defence;
that his victim had begun an assault
upon him, and that Hunter acted to
defend himself. Governor Blease
stated that he was urged by the late,
Col. Thomas B. Crews to go ahead
and pass upon the Hunter case, acting
on the merits thereof, and not let the
fact that he (Blease) had been Hun
ter's attorney, prevent him using his
authority, and exercising the pardon
ing power if he deemed a pardon justi
fiable. The reasons set forth for the
pardon of George Hasty were guD
stantially the same as indicated in
the News and Courier at the time the
pardon was granted.
Likens Himself to Tillman.
In the course of his speech, Gover
nor Blease said that Senator Tillman
should be continued in office so long as
he should live; that .he "should die in
harness." And, the governor express
ed the hope that, in spite of the mal--I
igning he (Bkase) is now receiving
in the State, some day he, too, would
be taken into the affections of the peo
ple, even as Senator Tillman, after the
stormy days of his early political life,
was now regarded. Governor Blease
likened his course to that of Senator!
Tillman, especially in reference to the
opposition pitted against him.
In an address of two hours' dura
tion Senator Summers, of Calhoun,
urged ~he ca'.ise or the Farmers' union.
Senator Sumiers is a strong advocate
of the Farmers' union and his presen
tation today was forceful and convinc
President Riggs Speaks.
President Riggs, of Clemson, took
occasion to reply to the oft-repeated
criticism hurled nt Clemson for the
large amount of money placed at its
disposal. President Riggs explained
that much of this money is being used
in work in behalf of the farmers of
the State, some in the experimental
endeavors. He said that if the amount
were cut in half it would not affect
the operating of the colege, but would
curtail the efforts in behalf of the far
The occasion today was the annual
picnic of the Tillman Volunteers, the
local militia company of Orangeburg.
The namae of the company was derived
from the circumstances under which
it was organized. It is recalled that
at the occurrence of the Darlington
riots, during the administration of
Tillman as governor, the company wSs
organized for service, taking its name
in honor of the then governor.
BEATS BILBO WITH PISTOL BUTT.
Mississippi State Senator Assaulted on
Train by Former Penitentiary
Strakville, Miss., July 6.-State Sen
ator Theodore Bilbo, candidate for
lieutenant governor, was attacked and
severely beaten here today by J. J.
Henry, claim agent of the Mobile,
Chicago and New Orleans railroad,
and former penitentiary warden, the
encounter coming as a direct sequel
to a .campaign speech delivered by
Senator Bilbo at Blue Mountain, Miss.,
recently, in which he is credited with
having assailed Mr. Henry, impeach
ing his character.
-The affra; occurred aboard a rail
road train, in which Mr. Bilbo was
proceeding from Columbus to Stur
gis, Miss., where he was to speak this
afternoon. Using the butt of a pistol,
it is asserted, Henry struck Bilbo re
peatedly about the head and body.
One Version of Affair.
Henry, it is stated, as hae approach
ed Bilbo, who was seated in the smok
ing car, demanded that the utterances
in question be retracted and an apolo
gy made. Then he struck the State
senator repeatedly about the head and
body with the butt of a pistol. Henry
surrendered to the sheriff here, and
was released on his own Tecognizance.
Other than a few cuts and bruises
about his face and hands, he wgs not
hurt in the silghtest.
Bilbo continued his journey to Stur
gis, where he was given surgical at
tention. A special train was made up
at Sturgis to convey him to Jackson.
Stated Bilbo's Skull Fractured.
Reports as to the extent of Bilbo's
injuries are' conflicting. At first It was
said that his wounds were not serious,
but this afternoon a dispatch 'quotes
Dr. Murphy, who was called to attend
Bilbo at Sturgis, as saying his skull
is fractured, but he is not necessarily1
fatally hurt. I
Following an investigation by the
legislature into some charges of ir
regularities in the election of United
States Senator Percy, Leroy, a court
trial was held, at which Mr. Bilbo was
an important witness.
Ackerman, Miss., July 6.--Ross A.
Collins; candidate for attorney gener
al, who was accompanying State Sen-.
ator Bilbo to Sturgis today, at the time
of his encounter with J. 3. Henry, has
given out the following statement:
"When the train reached Starkville,
I was seated directly in front of Sena
tor B3ilbo in th.e smoking compartment,
talking with Mr. Carruthers, of West
Point. Carruthers left the train at
Starkville, and I was looking out of
the window at about half a dozen
people on the station platform, when
I heard a loud, dull lick. I heard a
man groan and saw Senator Bilbo fall
'at the blow from a pistol. Immed
iately a man covered the crowd in the
smoking car with a pistol and I under
stood that another person stood guard
with 'b.j1. Everybody was made to
vacate the car and the two men pre
vented any one entering, while J. J.
Henry administered repeated blows
upon Senator Bilbo's head and body
with the butt of a pistol. Some peo
ple on the outside of the car, think
ing Bilbo dead, begged Henry to stop,
which he did, after havi,ng inflicted
probably twenty or thirty blows."
Shooting Affray in Columbia.
Columbia, July 6.-In a shooting
scrape near the union depot early this
evening, the details of which are dif-1
ficult to obtain at this time, four men
received gunshot wounds more or less
serious, and one of them, Rhett Griffith
belonging to a prominent family, is
thought to have received injuries
which may cause his death, having
received at close range a charge of
buckshot from a shotgun believed to
have been in the hands of Charles B3.
The others wounded are PolieemaIn
James C. Moore, shot through the
shoulder with a pistol bullet: a
young mill operative named W. H. Hy
den, and an unknown negro, who in
the excitement went away in search
of surgical attention. Young Griffith
and Policeman Moore are at the Co
lumbia hospital, and City Physician
Manney M. Rice thinks Griffith has
small ^hance of recovery.
The shooting occurred at Heriot's
meat market, and accounts are con
flicting, but most of them agree that
in a fusillade between Griffith, armed
with a pistol, and Stone, who carried
shotgun, Hyden received the first shot
through the right hand, the negro was
hit, Griffith received a charge of buck
shot and Policeman Moore was hit
while trying to stop the shooting.
Stone is in the police lockup, unhurt.
Developments tonight in(cate that
this affray will produce one more Co
lumbia homicide mystery. Recorder
Verner, after an examination, held in
$500 bond, as a material witness,
James V. Heriot, manager of the beef
market and grocery owned by J. B.
Heriot & Co., where the shooting oc
curred. Bail was given by J. B. Heriot,
father of J. V. Heriot. The bond is
returnable tomorrow morning, when
the hearing will likely be continued.
Rhett Griffith is not expected to live
through the night.
Owing to the extreme warm dry
weather the Board of Health requests
all persons in the city of Newberry to
clean up their' premises by Wednes
day, July 12. On that day the board
will inspeet and condemn all places
found in an unsanitary condition.
By order of the board.
F. D. Mower,
D. B. Chandler,
Water Analysis. '
Charleston, S. C., June 24.
Sanitary water analysis No. 632, of
sample of water received June 10,
1911, from Newberry water works.
Results in parts per million:
Color.. .. ...... .... .....None
Chlorine.. ... .... ... .... 23
Free ammonia... ... ... .......03
Albu.mintoil ammonia... ... .....03
Nitrogen In nitrates.. .. ......1.15
Nitrogen in nitrites... .........00
Hardness (as parts of Ca Co3)
soap test.... ... ... ... .. .152.00
Alkalinity (as. parts of Ca Co3) 107.00
Total solids.... ... ... ....305.00
Bacterial Analysis-Bacterial indi
cations of contaminations, none.
Remarks-Free friom contamination.
F. L. Parker, Jr., M. D.
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MtEETIN~G OF STOCKHOLDERS.
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Farmers bank will be
held in the office of the bank, at Pros
perity, S. C., Wednesday, July 12, at 12
m. for the purpose of electing directors
and transacting such other business
as may come before the meeting.
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Vacant Scholarships in the Citadel,
The Military College of South Caro
lina, Charleston, S. C.
One vacancy in the beneficiary
scholarships in the Citadel from New
berry county will be filled by competi
tive examination on August 11, 1911.
For full information concerning
these scholarships address the super
intendent, at the Citadel, Charleston,
Next session begins September 20,
The Citadel offers courses in Civil
Engineering, English, Chemistry and
Physics. Degrees of B. S. and C. E.
conferred. It is designated by the
war department as one of the distin-J
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m1ake final settlement, as administra
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erry county, South Carolina, on Au
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