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YOMWB l, 3TCMB1B 6?. KEWBEBBY, SOUTH CABOLISA, FRIDAY, JUL? 26,1912. ' TWICE A WEES, flM A TIAB. j
I FUST CAMPAIGN FIGHT
; HUB OFF AT SALUDA
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A BIO CROWD AND A BIG BLEASE
Governor Seceires Big Oration?Sheriff
Sample's Brother Knocks Down
t Saluda, July 24.?The first fight of
the campaign, a big Blease crowd and
big Blease day, and the favors Judge
Jones won from undoubtedly hostile
f audience, were the points ot interest
rn the campaign meeting here today.
The Blease sentiment here was stronger
than in any Blease county heretofore
The crowd which attended number'
ed about 4,000, the largest of the cam*
paign so far.
Xhe whole county seemed to be represented.
There were men, women
and children and a baby show in the
^ court house after the meeting.
The first fight, strange to say, was
not connected with the tension exist
ing between Jones and Blease, and
stranger still, the only person hurt,
wa3.not one of the contestants in the
campaign, but an outsider, a friend of
B. B. Evans, one of the candidates for
attorney general. The light brought
bouncing to the stand a score or so
of men. It looked at this juncture like
it was to be "dead men in rows," a
condition that had been frequently pre
dieted for this campaign since its beginning.
But fierce as are South Carolina's
v contests on the stump there is no recollection
of killings on such occa
Governor Blease took no new turn in
his speech today. He referred to several
-pardons and paroles granted to
persons in this county. He declared
that J. W. Thurmond, campaign manager
forejudge Jones, had asked for
> clemency in several of these cases.
"I have seen a letter,' said the governor,
"from Ben Tillman. Tillman
remarked that he was neutral in this
contest and will remain so unless
nrAva cnmathirp- rvn mp Tillman
also declared in the letter that the
slush brought in Augusta had won
thousands of votes for me.*'
The governor received a big ovation
> at the close of his speech and was presented
r ^Jjjidge Jones was interrupted several
. times during his speech and especially
' when he referred to the record of Gov
ernor mease, me- interruptions, However,
grew less and less is he proceeded,
and his come backs at his interrupters
found - favor with the audience
and he made a good impression, notwithstanding
the fact that the crowd
was clearly hostile to him.
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Gunplay between Evans and the
* Sample brothers may or may not have
"been Imminent for an instant during
the State campaign meeting here toJntr
TlHl hyM? AT* nAf 1 cV? Artfinnr o f
uaj. uTruu.cx ui nvt ouwuug <XJLfray
was impending is a hypothetical
question now, because the blundering
Interference of a drunken bystander
at the critical moment converted a
situation containing elements of tragedy
into a burlesque; though the
, aforesaid drunken bystander probably
saw^jk) humor in the incident, since it
*"^brought him an ugly bruise on the
temple from the hard 5rst of one of
the principals. Evans himself denied
afterward that he was armed, but other
persons in the crowd on the stand
wore pistols unconcealed and one eager
partisan came scrambling over the
wil. uritVi on rvrYon 4-infh Vnifo in hie
hand. Xo pisiols were actually drawn.
Evans had just repeated grave
charges which he had elsewhere made
on the stump against B. Frank Sample,
^leriff of Saluda county, when he was
> suddenly confronted by Sheriff Sample
and his brother, George Sample.
""Are you referring to me?" asked the
sheriff. But Evans appealed to the
presiding office. "Mr. Chairman," he
said, "I am making this speech. If he
wants to see me, let him come to me
afterward." By this time spectators
were on their feet and hasty persons
of belligerent aspect were climbing to
oil fnnn lirlac TT"V
tyn? piCUUl 111 -i-i. Will. CI 1.x ivai WJUVW,
P^???is and the sheriff were facing each
other in pugnacious postures, though
neither made a motion :?s if to strike
the other or to draw a weapon. Just
at this psychological moment, a diversion
which saved the situation was
created by Simon Coates, of Gilbert,
who had brought Evans' suitcase to
the stand. Coates, muttering some
thing about "suitcase-" and "pistols," |
rushed between Evans and the sheriff.
George Sample hurled .him heavily to
the floor, and as he rose, staggering,
knocked him down again, with a clean,
straight-arm blow to the temple,
which brought a copious flow of blood.
Half a dozen special policemen who
| had come on the scene from the crowd
' ' ^ ? wr>Tr HAOf Tiroes
nustiea L/UetltJS awa;. awaits ?? au |
drunk. Sheriff Sample, after a moment,
retired to a peat at the rear of
the stand. Special officers succeeded
finally in clearing the platform.
Evans had said in part: "It is not
with a faint heart that I come, before
a Saluda audience again. When J
left Lexington yesterday it was her
aided that I would not come to Saluda
today. But I am here, and here
to tell you what I told you two years
ago, that your common school money
is being stolen. I do not use the word
lie, because it is unparliamentary, and
I would not employ it in the presence
of ladtes. T havA been heralded as a
murderer, a liar and a forger. Any
man who says I ha.ve been guilty of
any crime, is a defamer, a traducer and
a debaucher of common decency." He
said an indictment charging him with
forgery had once been presented to a
Saluda county grand jury, on the last
day of the session. The indictment,
he said, was thrown out, Dut the man
who made the .affidavit in the cake was
the same man whom that grand jury
whitewashed when he had collected tax
money and put it into his pocke-t, returning
the tax executions .marked,
"nulla bona." - .
The Melee Began.
It was at this point that there occurred
the melee consequent upon an
inquiry from Sheriff Sample as to
whether Evans was referring to him.
After comparative quiet bad been restored,
Evans resumed his speech, denloKi'iior
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public fecord. "Everybody knows it,"
he said, "and they say 'everybody is
doing it.'" Evans declared he was
no "pistol toter." He was sorry, he
said,'that the meeting had been disturbed.
"They said I would not come
here to make th?se charges." he went
on. "They said that if I did, I would
not leave this stand alive. Well, I
am alive, and I will leave this .town
alive." At this point a -nan in the
audience, Walter Satcher, formerly
treasurer of Saluda couty, demanded
to know what letter of his it was that
Evans had been quoting. Evans replied
that he had referred tc a letter
received by Mr. Satcher, in which the
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cL-ritor said hp hari naiil his faxes tn
Sheriff Sample, that he had the check
bearing Sample's endorsement, and
that Sample had returned the tax execution
in the case as "nulla bona."
"That is not quite correct." said Mr.
"Well," said Evans, "it is the- sub
stance, it not a veroauui statement.
Evans, on leaving the .stand, went
at ones to his hotel. He did not remain
to hear the scathing denunciation
of him which was mad? by the
attorney general, Jj Fraser Lyon.
Sample is Defended.
Before the meeting had closed, B.
W. Crouch of the Saluda bar, hanr
to the newspaper men present a typewritten
statement, signed bj- a number
of representative citizens of Saluda,
ip which Sheriff Sample was
defended and Evans* charges agz;
him branded as "infamous and scurrillous."
I expect to fill my appointment for
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next sunaay at :\ew nope, ^nixaren s
day. The protracted meetings at ?ion
and Prosperity will begin ou Monday,
July 29, as announced. Preaching at
Zion 11 a. m., and 2 p. m., and at
Prosperity 4 and 8.30 p. in. each day.
Rev. A. M. (Gardner and -Rev. Jno. E.
Carlisle will do the preaching at Zion
and Prosperity, respectively. There
will be preaching at Prosperity Sunday
night at 8.30 p. m. by the pastor.
Everybody will be cordially welcomed
to these services.
Brevard, N. C., July 23 1912. .J
AT YOUNG'S GROVE
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Valuable Information Given Planters.
Personal Mention and Other News
Prosperity, July 25.?A large and attentive
audience of business, men and
farmers attended on Wednesday the
farmers' institute, held at Young's
Grove, where a delightful barbecue
was served by Messrs. Nichols & Mills,
who are artists in their line.
nnnntinol tollrc TX7 ara TftO r? a Kv
IT ICLJLil, pi avuvat uaitu} n vie u j
the following, who were introduced
by Mr. S. M. Duncan, fcounty agent for
farmers' co-operative demonstration
work of Clemson college and the bureau
of plant industry: Prof. J. M.
Napier, of Clemson, "Farm Crops;"
Mr. Therau T. Earle, Clemson college,
"Fertilizer Laws;" Prof. J. M. Burgess,
ntomann nrwltboro "T .1 VP Qtrwlf "" Pfnf
Ult/lUOUU JU?* ? V K/vwx/uy X v?*
Wilson P. Gee, Clemson college, "Insect
Pests;" W. H. Barton, district
agent farm demonstration work, "Cover
CroDS and Rotation of Crops."
Mr. Napier emphasized the importance
of better seed,' especially seed
001*11, and showed that by careful selection
and breeding alone the corn
crop may be increased in South Carolina
anywhere from forty to sixty
thousand bushels per annum.- He also
gave, an interesting chart on hog grazing
crops, by the use of which pork
may be produced at 3 to 3 1-2 cents
per pound, this cnaTt or nog crops i
may be obtained by any one interested
simply by writing Clemson college.
Mr. Earle showed how the fertilizer
Jaws, as complied with by the college,
saves the farmer from possible fraud
on the part of some fertilizer manufacturers,
and showed the farmer how
to avail himself of the provisions of
this law, protect himself and get what
he pays for.
Mr. Burgess emphasized the importance
of more and better live stock, but
warned against getting the cart before
the horse?first produce stock
food, and then get the stock, remembering
that the best of bred stock can
not live on scant food and poor atten
tion. The animal is the best market
for farm crops and the best factory
for making fertilizer, or "cowana," as
Mr. Burgess puts it. '
Mr. Gee was certainly the "buggiest,
tickiest" representative present. He
is an eye-opener on his subject. He
showed the danger and damage of the
"typhoid fly," the "malaria mosquito,"
and presented methods for dealing
with these enemies to public health
and wealth. He also gave simple and
inexpensive remedies for treatment
of cotton caterpillar, army worm, tho
different corn worm pests, and warned
the farmers of the approach of the
cotton boll wreevil. /
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,nui(.ea imurmcmwii uii an uitjoc
subjects may be had by writing Clemson
Mr. Barton recommended vetch and
rye as a winter cover crop, and showed
that by turning such cover crops in
spring under a three-year rotation of
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viuys, WC CVJU1U dUU auiiuaixj LKJ i/uc i
fertility of our soils, over and above
the production of crops each year, a
net gain in fertility of the soil of $2.60
per acre, or $15,600,000 for South
Carolina. He said that the cover
crop means soil conservation and soil
building?our present system means
soil robbery and eventual failure.
Prof. Boinest Dominick, of Kinards,
is the guest of his brothers,
Dr. J. J. and Mr. T. A. Dominick.
Mrs. W. K. Douglas, of Due West,
spent last weeK witn Mrs. u-. v. crown.
Miss Lucile Epting, of Savannah,
spent last Friday with her aunt, Mrs.
G. M. Able.
Judge Thos. S. Sease and family, of
Spartanburg, spent the week-end with
Dr. and Mrs. C. T. Wyche.
Miss Lena Lester, of the Columbia
hospital, is home for several weeks.
\Tr and \fr? Trfi Rnlflrid Mr Rnv
Scott and Miss Lillian Scott have returned
to Clinton, after a visit to Mr.
J. B. T. Scott
Miss Blanche Gallman, of Newberry,
is the guest of Miss Bessie Bowers.
Mr. Howard Schumpert, of Atlanta,
is spending a few days with his moth
er, Mrs. T. L. Schumpert.
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Miss Mary Wright has returned to
Newberry, after spending the weekend
with Rev. Z. W. Bedenbaugh.
Mr. Joe H. Monts, of Columbia, spent
Miss Kathleen Merchant, of Columbia,
is visiting her uncles, Messrs. J.
L. and A. G. Wise.
Mr. C. P. Barre> of Newberry, spent
Saturday and Sunday with his sister,
Mrs. E. W. Werts.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Counts have returned
to Little Mountain, after a vjisit
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Prof. W. E. Monts is speniing a
while in Columbia.
Miss Kittle Mayes, of,Newberry, is
visiting at the home of Dr. J. S.
Mrs. J. H. Hiers and little daughter,
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of Miss Hattie Groseclose.
Mrs. Jack Nance and daughter, of
Lake City, Fla., are visiting Mrs. C. T.
Mr. Olin Bobb and Miss Gertrude
Bobb left Tuesday for a short visit
! to relatives in Atlanta.
Rev. and Mrs. E. W. Leslie, Mrs. J.
L. Wise, Dr. J. S. Wtheeler and Mr. H.
J. Rawl attended the convention in
Mrs. Carrie Leaphart, of Columbia,
is visiting her son, Mr. W. P. Leaphart
Mr. Maud Dawkins, of Greenwood, is
visiting his relatives here.
Miss Elizabeth Sease, of Little Mountain,
is spending a few days with her
cousin, Miss Cairo Wyche.
Mrs: W. P. Blanton and children are
visiting: at the home of her father, Mr.
A. A. Nates.
Misses Mamie and Willie Etheridge,
of Saluda, are spending awhile with
Miss Marie Counts. *
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Wise and little
Misses Rebecca Harmon and Elizabeth
spent Tuesday, in Columbia. ?
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Mrs. u. JVi. naruiuir auu umc uouguter,
Rebecca, and Miss Mary Lizzie
Wise have gone to Williamston for a
week's stay. ?
Misses Lisette and Cathrine Counts
and Master Gurden Counts liave gone
to romaria xo visn uitnr giauumuLuci,
Mrs. Lizzie Boinest.
Mrs. A. Z. Counts and children, of
Greenwood, are visiting Mrs. Ira Gibson.
Mrs. J. A. Simpson sp^nt Wednesday
in Newberry. .
Mrs.\J. D. Quattlebaum reached
home Tuesday after spending a month
at Brenau conservatory.
. PRESBYTERIAN CAMPAIGN.
Work for South Carolina's Share of
Endowment Fnnd Meeting With
In the endowment fund campaign
being carried on by the Presbyterians
for $200,000, the effort is to raise $20,000
in South Carolina. The first two
days of the canvass in South Carolina
snows tne ronowmg resuu:
Upper Long Cane 310.00
Ninety Six 400.00
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i Mope wen. .*. ... ... ... .....
Little Mountain 302.00
New Willington ... 478.00
Rocky River 50.00
Aveleigh ! ... . 600.00
The other nine churcnes or ine
presbytery made no report for the first
Death of Armand P. Hinson.
Mr. Armand P. Hinson, formerly of
Newberry, died 011 July 3, in Nashville,
Tenn., of paralysis of the brain.
The immediate family of brothers and
sisters were by his side'when the end
Mr. Hinson was a 32d degree Mason
and the funeral services were Masonic.
Interment was in Mt. Olivet cemetery,
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At Aft. Pit
LOTS OF ORATORY BY
300 PRESENT, IS ADDITION TO OFFICE-SEEKERS.
Speakers Were Given Marked Attention,
Bat Applause Was Lacking.
(By Jno. K. Anil). >
Mt. Pleasant, July 23.?In addition
to the candidates, most or tne sixtynine
of whom were here, about three
hundred people, including about seventy-five
ladies, attended the opening
meeting of the Newberry county campaign
held here today. The meeting
was held in the pretty grove which
surrounds Mt Pleasant church and
Mt Pleasant school. ,
The meeting place today was about
tnree miles irom ine uroau river imo
of the county. It is a prosperous section
.of the county, and the crops here
this year are good. In fact, there are
good crops all the way from here to
Newberry, and some of them are exceptionally
There were thirteen speeches made
here today, in addition to the introductory
remarks of County Chairman
Fred. H. Dominick, in opening the
Mmnflien All sneakars were eiv
en marked attention, but the audience
was undemonstrative, so far as applause
was concerned. There/ were at
times a few scattered cheers here and
there, but nothing that could be termed
What few cheers there were came
singly, for the most part, and occurred
during the speeches of Messrs. Chapt>a11
and Evans. They were very mild
cheers?jn fact, it might'he said the
meeting' was one devoid of applause.'
Col. D. A. Dickert, candidate for the
senate, defended Gov. Blease against
attacks made upon' him, and scored
the investigating committefc upon its
Augusta sesssion. He also attacked the
legislature on its extravagance, and
its unyielding opposition. to the governor.
Messrs. John Henry Chappell and
H. H. Evans, for the house, aligned
thAmseivps; with the governor, and also
attacked the legislature on the expenditures
of the body. Senator Johnstone
and the three present members of the
house consumed their time in discussing
and defending their records, and
did not refer to the governor's administration.
Mr N. W. Workman, for the house, re
fused to commit himself, when asked
if he was a Blease man, saying he was
"for the man who was for .the people
of South Carolina." Mr. H. 0. Long
did not mention State politics. Mr.
Sam W. Young, candidate for the
house, was not pesent
The four candidates l'or superintendent
of education devoted themselves
to school matters.
Preceding the speaking, a meeting
of the candidates was held in the
school house, at which it was decided
to put the candidates for senate,
house of representatives, superintendent
of education, and clerk of court on
the regular program, candidates for
i-hp other offices not desiring to be
placed on the regular schedule for
speeches. It was stated tha't the candidates
for clerk might not want to
deliver addresses at many of the meetings,
and- they did not speak here.
They will come last at every meeting
when they desire to speak. The other
three offices will rotate, Ihe senate
coming first today and propping to the
Fnnt nf Hct at the next meeting.
which will be held at Williams' Store
on Friday. The candidates spoke in alphabetical
order today, and they will
rotate in the same manner. The candidates
for the senate are given 20
minutes each; for the house 15 min- .
utes each; for superintendent of education
10 minutes each, and for clerk
[ of court five minutes eaca. I
I Any of the candidates not on the ,
schedule desiring to speak at any of i
the meetings, will be allowed five min- !
ign Opened |
msant Tuesday M
utes at the close of the regular pro^
An excellent cue was furnished today
by G. H. Cromer and son.
The Meeting in DettIL
County Chairman Dominick, In opening
the meeting, said he hoped this .
campaign would be, as other Newberry
county campaigns had been, and that
nothing would be said .or done that
would reflect other than credit upon
the county and the candidates. He bespoke
for each speaker a respectful
hearing. He said that on account of
other engagements it was' probable
that this would be thejonly meeting he 19Hh
would be able to attend, and in bis absence
the meetings would be conducted
by Mr. Frank R. Hunter, secretary - ?f|j9
tKo ava^iitiro a.nri hA '^SkBBbI
asked that Mr. Hunter be shown title
same respect and courtesy which had
always been accorded the speaker in
presiding over the meetings*
The first speaker introduced was
CoL D. A. Dickert,
candidate for the State senate against jVjjgH
Senator Alan Johnstone. CoL Dickert
said he had been living in this country, . -$iH
before he moved away the last time, *y?
thirty-odd years, and were it not for '
some issues before the people of New- /SSB
berry county and before the> people
of South Carolina, he would not say a
word today. He said he had led thfr
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Enoree rifles in this section, and the , Mh
people of this community knew him 8
and had known him long, y r.
But he wanted to discuss the extra- ' '$?SM
vagance of the legislature and the dfe- '
grace it was sought to bring upon.
South Carolina over me suuumers m.
Cole. L. Blease. . He said he knew
Blease as a young man, and bad known.
him since Blease entered politics, and
he had never known him to do anything
dishonorable. He referred to
Blease's boyhood' days as a barefoot :7j|?H
boy who came from the working peo- ;ft^j
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the fact that Blease had risen from the A
ranks accounted for some of the viol- ;
ent opposition to him. The legislature, k! j;
through its committee, he said, (re- \ >y 5?
ferring to the Augusta "Felder hearing")
had gone out of the State to take
the testimony of a confirmed black- **
mailer, who was confessedly afraid to t
come into South Carolina, this commit
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and the State. Everything possible
had been done in the senate and the $23
house, he said, to defame the name of
South Carolina, over the shoulders of
Governor Blease. Forty years from now,
said Col. Dickert, Blease would V'?gl
not be known out of the county, perhaps,
but the proud name of South, _ ;-r i
Carolina will live eternal. It is known \
wherever language is spoken; and he
deplored what he termed the pre-election
effort, which had not succeeded, ;
to convict Blease of being a thief, a J'
man who would sell pardoirs and sell
his office for. money?this campaiga -^51
and pre-election effort being tantamount
to an- effort to drag the proud
name of South Carolina in the mire. * *,
"If I believed Blease would" sell his
office, I would not vote for Mm," said v
Col. Dickert; "but I don't believe it"
Speaking of extravagance, if the
people would review the acts of the C;
legislature, they would see how their
money had been squandered?and
what was it for? Either seeking to de- ?
the governor, or because the
legislature bad no regard for the people,
he said. 55,000 people voted for
Blease because he had promised not
to squander the people's money, and
he had tried to keep. his promise.
Blease, said the speaker, saved the
people $100,000 in his own office, and %
what had the legislature done to try
to degrade him and bring about dis
satisfaction? The Secretary or scaxe
had been given $7,270 for years, and
this was raised $1,000. The State'
t thA cqw p.nrl it bad
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been raised $2,300. The attorney general,
in addition to an assistant at
$1,800 a year, was given $3,000 and all
the money left over from last session, *
$1,300, and the legislature had voted
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