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TOLCME L, NUMBER 31. NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA, TUESDAY, JUNE 25,1?12. TWICE A WEEK, IU? A YEAR.
Taft Receives i
KOOSEVELT'S NAME NOT PRESENTED
Many of His Delegates voted tor Him,
Convention Hall, Chicago, June 22.
?With nearly 350 of the Roosevelt
| delegates declining to vote and hasten^
> ing away at adjournment time to tender
to Col. Roosevelt the nomination
of a new party, the fifteenth RepuDiint
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can National convention, at the end
of a long and tumultuous session, tonight
renominated William Howard
Taft, of Ohio, for president, and James
Schoolcraft Sherman, of New York,
for vice president.
t President Tat't received 561 of the
1,078 votes in the convention, or 21
niore than a majority.
The decision of the Roosevelt people,
under direction of their leader, to
refrain from voting, left no other can
didate near the president. The announcement
of the Taft victory was
greeted with cheering from his adherents
and groans and hisses fiom the
Sj> Wihen it became absolutely certain
early today that Mr. Taft would be
nominated without great difficulty, the
1 * ' leaders in control of the convention
decided to give him, as a running
mate, his companion 011 the ticket in
L A One-Man Race.
ah rtt-Viarc Hi-nnnpfi from the race
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Be and Mr. Sherman was the only candiW
date placed before the convention. A
motion from New Hampshire to make
the nomination by acclamation was
declared out of order. There were
many scattering votes on the roll call
The convention, amid much confusion,
adjourned sine die.
At no time was there an indication
of a walk-out o^ Roosevelt delegates.
! They expressed their revolt by silence.
In the confusion just before ad!
journment a resolution was adopted
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giving LLie llcttiwucn vvu?m?nw ^?
to declare vacant the seat of any man
on the committee refusing to support
the nominees of the regular convention
Sherman's vote was 597.
The revolt of many Roosevelt delegates
in the convention was open from
the moment the permanent roll, containing
the names of contested delegates,
A "valedictory" statement was read
in behalf of Col. Roosevelt asKmg tnat
bis name be not presented and that
his delegates sit in mute protest
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against all further proceedings.
Loyal to the Colonel.
A great majority of the Roosevelt
delegates ini the Illinois and all in the
Missouri and Idaho delegations declined
to follow this advice, but Col. j
Rooseveh's sway over the delegations
from California, Kansas, Maine, Min
nesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, Pennsylvania,
South Dakota and West Virginia
was all but absolute.
\Tnst of thf? delegates from these
States announced their purpose of !
helping to give Mr. Roosevelt an independent
The split in the convention occasioned
110 surprise, it was but fulfili
ment of nrpriictions that had been
made daring the last few days.
The closing scenes of the convention
were marked by counter demonstrations
for Taft and Col. Roosevelt.
The first test vote after the announcement
"valedictory" came on the
adoption of the party platform. The
affirmafivp vnfp was fififi. Roosevelt
delegates present and not voting numbered
There were 53 noes, 36 of them from
tbe LaFollette States of Wisconsin
and North Dakota.
Senator LaFoIlette was placed before
the convention, but Col. Roosevelt's
wishes were carried out by his
followers and they remained silent
POLITICS HOLDING THE
BOARDS IN THIS STATE
INTENSE INTEREST IN THE STATE
Effect of Bishopville Speech of Goy.
Blease Was Marked?Some Observations.
(By Jno. K. Aull).
Edgefield, June 23.?A trip from
Laurens to Edgefield, just now, is a
trip from a BleaLse county to a Jones
county, in political parlance. In each
of these counties some interesting
views may be heard upon the political
situation, and between the two counties.
as one pursues his journey on the
railroad via Columbia, one may hear
every phase of State politics discussed
with more or less vehemence, and always
with absolute assurance on the
part of him who happens to be discussing
r III Juu^viiviu*
This is the home of Judge Jones'
campaign manager, Mr. J. William
Thurmond. It has been put d<$wn by
the political prognosticators as one of
the strongest Jones counties. It possibly
is. But there is no discounting
a fact which some of the strongest
Jones supporters here will admit?
and that is that Governor Blease's
Bishopville speech, in which he re?
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went into the camps of the Jones
forces throughout the State as something
in the nature of a political bombshell.
It was that, and nothing less.
There may be?there have been and
there will continue to be?arguments
advanced as to Judge Jones' justification
in voting against separate coach
es, etc., for the races, on constitutional
grounds, and all that, but what I
am talking about is the political effect
of the speech. On every side can be
heard the comment that "this is not
Rlease talking, he is citing the record,
and lie goes into the record so far as
to give the page in the book."
Intense Interest in Laurens.
Up in Laurens they are conceding
T,anrens county to Governor Blease,
oi course. Laurens has always been
a strong Blease county?was two
years ago. even against a Laurens
man, and is now. But you will have
no trouble in getting a political arguT
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tc be more political talk in Laurens
than in any county I have been in
recently. Politics in Laurens is warm.
The papers every morning are read
with eager interest, and throughout
the day?and night, too, I suppose?
the political arguments and political
prophecies continue. The county candidates
have been called upon to say
whether they are for Blease or wheth"
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er they are anti-i^iease, aim. most ui
them have said, and the pojitical procession
goes merrily along.
The Bisliopville Speech.
I happened to be in JLaurens when
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the BishopviLle speecn was puDiisiieu
in the daily papers. Its effect was felt
in the atmosphere. Down here in
Edgefield the effect is even more marked,
because here the Jones forces are
in the majority?and it is in such a
(Situation that its effect has bee'n most
maiked. People may be heard expressing
surprise or "explaining it
away." Others may be heard saying
that "it comes with poor grace from
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er people's records." Such arguments
as these seem to indicate most
strongly the effect of the speech?the
consternation which it seems to have
.\ewberry Quiet, by comparison.
Newberry this year is the home of
during the call of the States for nomination.
On the voting for president the
Roosevelt delegates again, as a rule,
Official result, first ballot; Taft, 561;
Roosevelt, 107; LaFollette-, 41; Cummins,
,17; Hughes, 2; absent, 6; present,
but not voting, 244.
At times during the balloting the
convention was in gr^at confusion.
Vote For Vice President.
Official total: Sherman, 597; Borsh,
21; Merriam, 20; Hadley, 14; Beveridge,
2; Gillette, 1.
Absent, 71;. present, but not voting,
all three candidates for governor, but
there is probably less constant, nagging
discussion of the political situation
there than in any of the other
counties rrom tne savannan river,
which borders Edgefield, over beyond
the Laurens, Newberry and Richland
lines?I limit the statement to this
section, because I have been in these
counties recently. One who has been
in any of the other counties would
feel the refreshing effect of the lack
of such intense political antagonisms
if he should go to ^'ewberry. Of
course there is a great deal of interest
in Newberry county in State politics,
but what I mean is that in NewU?i-N
li+fl/N ^iorvAcifiAn for
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as I have seen, to make politics a personal
issue among voters who happen
to disagree upon the candidates of
Saluda, Lexington, Richland.
Saluda county was until a few years
ago a part of Edgefield county. Keports
from Saluda are that Blease is
very strong there, and that he has
gained further strength since the campaign
opened. As a matter of fact, the
Blease people over here claim that
since the campaign opened Blease has
been gaining strength here, and that
this gain has incrased in no small
measure since rne tsisnopviue meeting.
In Lexington and Richland it is
contended that Blease is stronger than
he was two years ago.
In fact, while the Blease supporters
in the territory which I have named
above, seemed confident all along,
their enthusiasm seems to nave increased
wonderfully since the opening
of the campaign, and they are prophecying
big things. ^ r
uBLease and Jones.*'
Very little is heard of any other
race except that for governor. Every
now and then one mentic.ns the attorney
general's race, but he soon comes
back to "Blease and .Jones." The
crowds at the stations, those in the
smoking compartments of railroad
trains, in the stores, on the streets,
and everywhere else, are talking politics?and
their talk centres around the
governor's race. The Republican convention
in Chicago this week has been
a live competitor, out even it coma not
hold its own in South Carolina with
"Blease and Jones."
Anything Yoa Want.
it may be remarked that if a fe'Jov
io hunting a bet, lie can find one most
anywhere. There seem to be certain
odds on certain bets?just as the
books are made at a race-track meet.
You can get a discussion, a bet, and
if a fellow was huniing it and would
strike the light crowd he might be
able to get a fight?all about politics.
Most-people seem to be as deeply
concerned in every move on the political
hnarH n.c ? sto^k broker
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would be in the movements of a particular
stock the fluctuations of which
might mean wealth or poverty to him.
The whole situation, around in the
sections where I have been, might be
summed up by saying that the sentiment
seems to be that if Governor
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iJiease Keeps cooi axiu tcin.cs an mu
advantage which is to be secured from
his Bishopville speech, he has won
the fight. It seems to be a pretty
well-settled rule in politics, as in everything
else, that it doesn't pay to
lose one's head?the old saying about
"whom the gods would destroy," etc.
To keep cool?that is what Governor
Diease's supporters seem to be asking
of him. and expecting.
The time for shouting in politics, I
have been told, never comes until the
votes are counted, for then only is
the result sure?and sometimes not
then until it is officially declared.
There is now lots of shouting on both
sides, but the real shouting comes the
last of August. In the meantime, the
supporters of Jones and the suppor*
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that work counts in politics as well as
in everything else.
Thurmond For the Senate?
There is a persistent rumor that Mr.
Thurmond, Judge Jones' campaign
manager, would be the candidate of
the anti-Blease forces for the first
vacancy in the United States senate,
should Judge Jones be elected governor.
It is said Judge Jones has little
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TO CONTINUE FIGHT
AS AN INDEPENDENT
NEW PARTY FORMED AS REPUBLICAN
Defeated in Republican Convention,
Many Roosevelt Delegates Hold
Chicago, June 22.?Former President
Theodore Roosevelt was nominated
for president on an independent
ticket tonight in the dying hours of
the republican national convention, in
ql us/hb&wood sr. y. ^
which he had met defeat.
The followers of Col. Roosevelt
gathered in Orchestra Hall, less than
s miio frnm thp Coliseum, and pledg
ed their support to the former president.
In accepting the nomination, Col.
Roosevelt appealed to the people of
all sections, regardless of party affil
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lauons, 10 siana wiui me luuuuns ui
the new party, one of whose cardinal
principles he said was to be "Thou
Shalt Not Steal!"
The informal nomination of Col.
Roosevelt was said to be chiefly for
the purpose of effecting a temporary
organization. Beginning tomorrow,
when a call is to be issued for a State
convention in Illinois, the work of organization
will be pushed forward
rapidly, State by State.
To Hold rational convoniion.
At a later ti ne, probably early in
August, it is intended that a National
convention shall be held. Col. Roosevelt.
in accepting the nomination tonight,
said he did so understanding
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it should be the desire of the new
party, when organized, to select another
The speech nominating Col. Roosevelt
was made by Comptroller Y/illiam.
A. Prendergast, of New York, who was
to have presented the Colonel's na.ne
It's Own Party
to the convention. Dean William.
Draper Lewis, of the University of
Pennsylvania Law School, who was to v
make one of the seconding speeches,
trtniprht thp which.
he had prepared for the Republican
Representatives of twenty-twoStates
composed the notification committee
which informed Col. Roosevelt
of his nomination and in a sense stood:
as sponsors for the movement.
New Party's Sponsors.
The committee consisted of Comptroller
W. A. Prendergast, New York;'
Meyer Lissner, of California; former
Congressman Richmond 1 Pearson, of
North Carolina; Frank Knox, of Mich
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igan; Matthew Hale, of Massachusetts;
A. R. Garford, of Ohio; David
Brownning, of Kentucky; Everard
Bierar, Jr.; Utah; Walter Thompson,
i Vermont; Judge Oscar R. Hundley,
(Alabama; Judge Ben. B. Lindsey, of
Colorado; Andrew Rahn, Minnesota;
Judge Stevens, Iowa; Judge Lowder,
North Dakota; William Allen White,
Kansas; John C. Green way, Arizona;
Ex-Governor John Franklin Fort, New
Jersey; Col. E. C. Carrington, Maryland;
Pearl Wight. Louisiana; Loreo^
zo Dow, Washington; Walter Clyde
Jones, Illinois; Frank Frantz, Oklaho
Other Steam Roller Victims.
Among others present, who claim'fcir
have felt the crush of the "steam roller"
was Robert C. Novario. of Cleve
land, Ohio, who painted the portrait of
Roosevelt which was suspended in the
rear of the stage;; Frank K. Knox,.of
Michigan, secretary of the State committee;
Harry A. March, and D. C.
Henderson, of Ohio; William Flinn, of
Pittsburg, recently resigned from the
Republican national committee; Francis
J. Heney, of California; Governor
Stuobs, of Kansas; Governor Glass
cock, of .Pennsylvania; James k. liarfield,
of Ohio, and Senator Dixon, of
Montana, Mr. Roosevelt onager in
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