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these facts, he said, he did not see how
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ttie legislature wiuu ue v,iia.6tu
extravagance. la considering this
matter of appropriations, it was very
necessar}', he said, to consider the!
purposes of the appropriations.
The appropriations for State col
leges had not, in his judgment, Deeu
extravagant when the growing needs
and the growing usefulness of these
institutions were considered. The
general assembly, he said, had acted
with regard to the interests of the
people who had chosen them, and the
general assembly was not to be dictated
to by any man or set of men. He j
promised the people that if re-elected
u-nniii serve them with an eye sin
gle to their interests, and strive in
their service to be independent of any
man or set of men.
"How do you stand for Blease?" he
"I stand, if you please, for Geo. S.
Mower," he replied. "I stand for the
people 01 Aewoerry cuuui.*. x
for good government, for efficient government,
for the protection of the interests
of the people of Newberry
county and of the State of South Carolina.
I desire to say that my service
in the general assembly is not de
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pendent upon the views 01 an) ouc
man or set of men. My record stands
for itself, and if it does not tell the
people where I stand nothing that I
could say would do any more."
"Come out and tell us where you
ire at," persisted liis questioner.
Mr. >r. W. Workman.
Mr. N. W. Workman said politics
m South Carolina was somewuai m
a jumble, and he didn't propose to
tell the people the way out. They
possibly needed more light on political
issues than he o^r any other candidate
in this campaign was able to
give the people.
Mr. Workman then took up a discussion
of public roads and schools:
Some of the roads, he said, he did not
think had been worked since ne was
* baby. Better road laws were needed,
or a better enforcement of existing
road laws. As at Mt. Pleasant, he
depicted the terrible condition of the
roads. He did not advocate higher
* * ^ ;mnrm-pmpnt- hut s-cien
CtX 1U1' luau ^
tific concentration of the means al
Taking up the question of schools
he spoke along the same lines as ic
his previous address. We could nev
er have good schools until we securec
good roads, he said, arguing along th*
line of consolidation o schools, securing
better and stronger schools
to place the children of the rural diS'
tricts on an equal footing with th<
children of the towns and cities.
On the question of taxation, n<
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granted economy in expenditures. H(
thought biennial sessions of the legfe
Iature would accomplish as efficien
results as annual sessions. He want.
ed a government along economica
and scientific lines. He called atten
tion to the great good which wouli
result from lessons in scientific farm
ing taught the farmers by experts
saying there were large appropria
tions on other matters but few ap
propriations for the direct benefit o
"How do stand on Blease?" he wa
*T stand for the man that is for th
people of South Carolina," he sai(
I <fo not care who you elect gover
nor?place who you please in tha
chair, and if I am elected I propose t
-stand by that man. When the da
comes that Neill Workman goes t
t&a legislature and fights the man th
people of South Carolina place inth?
chair, that day I want God Almight;
in defence of the- people of South Cai
olina, to place his hand on my heai
and stop it from pulsating. That
plain enough, I think.
"I-am not running on the Cole. 1
Blease ticket; I am not swinging c
the coat-tails of any man," said M
Workman, '"and do not expect to, bi
f propose to stand by the official tl
people of South Carolina elect, 1
that man be who he may. I have i
comment to make on the present ra
for governor other than this; y<
fiear it in various places in the cou
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ty, as wen as in oruer pares ui t
State, expressed, that a man that w
vote for Blease is a sorry man.
fiave no objection to his making t?
Kind of statement, provided T kn<
who he is. If anything should be do
with him I should say he ought to
drummed out of the State of Soi
and he should not be clai
C*. A N/AALAVV w-? ed
as a citizen." He proposed to v<
for whom he pleased: and expecl
every other man to do the same. "
the 27th of August I shall write :
ticket to suit myself, and if you w?*
to know whcm I vote for you c
Dr. C. T. Wyelif.
Dr. C. T. Wyche said he had always
candidly expressed his views
on questions before the people of the
county, and the people had honored
him with their confidence, and he
wanted to express his appreciation.
"I do not care whom you elect gover
nor, he will never decide now i vote
on any question. The only thing that
will decide my vote is the best interests
of the people who send me there.
Whom do I represent? The governor?
If so, in the name of common
sense let the governor appoint the
legislature?why have the people to
vote about it?why have the people
disturbed about it? I tell you, in the
presence of tbese people, I never nave
cast my vote on any occasion or at
any time to spite any man. That is the
truth?I never have and never will. If
I wer to do so I would think I ought
to go off and hide myself. But I vote
conscientiously and really for what I
think is for the best interests of the
people who send me there. Fight the
governor? I fight no man, but, thank
God, I have the manhood and the courage
to fight for what I think is right
and to the best interests of the people."
Dr. Wyche sai'd he had an ambition
to go back to the legislature and he
would say why. He was not telling
j the people here whom to vote for, but
the delegation from Newberry occuipied
positions on the most important
committees in the general assembly.
As to ^appropriations, he had voted
all his life against what he considered
extravagant apprvpna,uuii2>. nc uau
voted against increasing juc.ges' salaries,
though he had a brother-in-law
on the bench. He told of accepting
the chairmanship of the committee on
education, when offered by the speaker
of the house'any position except
chairman of the ways and means 01
chairman of the judiciary committee,
and he outlined his position on common
school education and on the high er
institutions of learning along the
1; v.a +<-vr\ir at Mt P]f>a.?.iant.
j same imcs wwo. ?~v ?...
The greatest ambition he ha I in public
life was to bring the schools down
to the bright boys and girls of the
i country districts, and to give them
a fair, square deal in life. He defend
ed appropriations to the South Caro>
lina University and Winthrop. "You
can blot out Carolina, Winthrop and
Clemson, but when you do dense dark
; ness will cover the State and you will
: j put the State back 25 or 50 years.'
i He claimed to be an important part oi
, | the legislature but not the whole show
l 1 and he claimed to have representee
! the county conscientiously, fearlesslj
I, and fairly.
> j "If you want a jumping jack foi
-' some man who happens to be in the
> ! governor's chair," he said, "don't vote
- for me. So help me God, I will Ugh
5 for what I think for the best interest:
M3f the people. I have no spite. I ha.v<
3j voted to sustain the present chie
31 executive on several occasions, am
- ihave voted to sustain his ve:o b;-causi
t I thought he was right .And I wil
- vote for what I think is right an<
1 against what I. thini: is wrong wheth
-jer you elect Blease, Jones, or Duncan
i 11 do not believe the people of Newber
-1 ry county want a jumping jack t
| represent them. I believe you wan
1 me to have the courage of my convic
tions, and to vote for what I think i
,f just and right."
| He said he was not in favor of ex
s j travagance, and had votod against aj]
I propriations time and again when h
e ' thought they were extravagant.
1.) Mr. Sam W. Young,
- | who had been absent from the M
A Pleasant meeting, said this was th
o j first time he had been before an auc
v ! ience of this kind. He had been
o' plain, everv-day citizen and was m
e ! given to making speeches. Being a<
it! customed to labor, he was natural!
yt j in sympathy with the laboring classe
r_ but he was not prejudiced, and fe
rt that he could do justice to all classe
is He had never offered for office befor
| and therefore had no official record 1
L, | which to point, but he had given h
,n; services to his county and State as
r | private citizen, and it had been h
i endeavor always to do what was rig!
ie He favored an economical administr
' -1--? ~e +V. - ornirornmaiit /">rm lit V fll
0^ LAOL/1 L11V v_/ % t/x iixiAvix vj vv vj Ma
10 ; State. Taxes were climbing high
ce and higher, and the only relief w
>u ; through the legislature. He favor
n_ | biennial sessions of the legislate
he which he said the people had vot
ill for iome years ago, "when the po
X tic^ns had defeated the express*
Lat wishes of the people." He would d
)v.- cuss other matters on the stump frc
ne time to time as they developed. T
v. u-nrk of the legislature was done pr
ith cipally through committees. Lon
m- winded speeches were effective prin
3te pally for campaign use at home,
^ed the Teal work of the legislature he f
On that he could do good and effici<
mv service. He promised if elected to
lnt all he could for the people of Xe
;an berry county and South Carolina,
would not go there to fight any c
man or official, let him be who he may. J a
"I shall try to hold up the hands of it
your State officials and help them a
benefit the State," he said. t
Mr. .Tno. Henry ChappelL i
Mr. J. H. Chappell said he was glad t
to have the pleasure of standing upon t
the scene of his boyhood days. He j
said the present representatives from (
Newberry were composed of a lawyer,
a bier commission merchant and a doc
tor, and he contended that these gen- J
tlemen had done nothing for the peo- ^
pie. In connection with the record of ,
the member who was a lawyer he attacked
the increase of judicial circuits
from 8 to 12. He asked Mr. S. J. '
Dominick how his taxes were as compared
with twelve years ago.
"About double what they were 12
years ago," said Mr. Dominick.
"Values have been increasing,"
some one suggested.
"Xo, I mean the assessment," said
Mr. Chappell was particularly vigorous
in his attacks upon this increase
in the judicial circuits, speaking of
what an "easy job" he said the judges
He said he would like to have time
to tell why he opposed the "great big
I? tTlOCO /Til 1 O.cr AQ TTft
ctpjji upi lauuiio- iuj
told a pathetic story to illustrate his
view that a college education had not
resulted in good. He referred to the
appropriation for the negro college,
being especially vigorous in his denunciation
of the $7,500 for the heating
plant when little boys and girls
I throughout the country came near
freezing in poorly equipped country |
schools. He made his same promise
not to vote for one cent, if elected,
for negro education.
He again paid his respects to the
dispensary investigating committee,
and referred to the expenses of the
Murray commisision, which. he said
amounted to $196,000. The present
commission, he said, would have finished
its work long ago had it not
" (JI1IV Lilt; unci o uuuuiv V >- - ~ ~ ?
: j Mr. George D. Brown
i! expressed his pleasure in being here.
1 j He said he had always had a desire
11 to serve his people as superintendent
5 of education. He said he was a gradu2
ate of Erskine and had taught six
f years. As at Mt. Pleasant, he pictur3
ed the evils of ignorance and pleaded
a for the unlift and the betterment of
1 the rural schools. Eighty-five per cent
i of the men who had been prominent
- and successful had come from the
i. country. He wanted to encourage the
- country boys and girls, and to give
o them equal opportunity in life. He
t deplored the flow of population from
> the country to the towns and wanted
s to better the country schools and tc
make country life more attractive
been for its $5 per diem and expenses
?either that or its hatred of Blease.
He said that not only would he not
believe Felder on oath, but he would
> not believe a member of the legislative
committee on oath. He reiterated
his statement that no man had
. ever been persecuted before as Gov.
Blease was being unjustly persecut
For Superintendent of Education.
! The candidates for superintendent
' of education were next introduced and
: spoke for ten minutes each. It is possible
here, on account of the length of
[ the other part of this report, to give
- i It* +Vi ? V.T.iofof.t nutlina r\f tbpir fld
-|S0 as to keep the boys and girls or
i- the farm. If elected and he failec
e to perform his duties properly, h<
wished to be buried, politically, no
only six feet deep, but ten or twelv<
t. feet deep, with "my hands folde(
e across my sinful breast."
L- I Mr. F. TV. Hi erg-ins
a | reviewed his record of six years ii
)t | the office of county superintendent o
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>jeducation, giving tne ngures wuiuu u
yjhad cited at Mt Pleasant When th
s> jpeopte elected a superintendent of edu
It i cation they should see that he at
s> j tended to his duty, and no man live
e>: who could attend to this duty an
to (seek to do other things at the sam
is time. If he were superintendent c
a education and should get in one c
is | these buzz-wagons" and visit four o
tt.: five schools a day he ought to be rc
a-! ported to the grand jury, because les
id | than a half day spent in the schot
er | room was only a worry to the pupili
as | He gave his views on teaching, attacl
ed ing the "tablet system." If electei
he promised to devote every "iota <
ed the God-given intelligence" which I
li_ had to the job.
ad. J* O'Seall Hollo way
I,? :j crrantpsf iisspf TV;
IS- Stiiu. ?tJU<y uuuuuj o ...
)m its boys and girls. The place for tl
he conservation of these resources?tl
in- boys and girls?was the school rooi
g_ He gave figures showing the illitera<
ci- in South Carolina and the proportk
In of negro enrolment as compared wi
elt white enrolment, both the actual e
>nt rolment and the average attendance
do negroes being considerably larg
>w_ thaa that of whites. The most stai
He ling part of these statistics, he sai
)rie was ttLe. fact that the greatest lack
.verage attendance of whites was in j he
country schools, and the greatest j
iverage attendance of negroes was in j
he country schools. He spoke of the |
jreat importance of the education of i
he masses, and tb.e improvement and
mildinig up of the common schools,
ind suiting them to the necessities
)f the boys and girls.
Mr. E. H. AuII
jaid he had been elected by the State
board of education for the unexpired
term of Supt. J. S. Wheeler, and he
had endeavored to discharge the duties
of the office faithfully, honestly
and conscientiously. He felt that the
position was the most important in
the gift of the people of any county?
the head of the county's educational
system. He might talk of the advantage
of education, but he believed
the necessity was to get down to
rock bottom and consider what could
be done for the betterment of the
rural schools. He gave a sketch of
his work since he had held the position,
and what had been accomplished.
One of the prime necessities was
Viavck fpwpr weak, one-teacher
tv Ut* * V "V ,
schools, but increasing the strength
and efficiency of the schools by consolidation
where conditions were favorable
so as to make it possible. The
school law, he said, was democratic, i
and consolidation was only feasible
where the districts involved were
heartily in favor t?f it. Nor could a
tnv lew for schools be put upon a
district except by vote of the people
of that district. The country children
were entitled to the same educational
advantages as the children of the
thickly populated communities, and
his work was towards that end.
The candidates for the State senate
were then introduced.
Senator Alan Johnstone
thanked the people for the honors
heretofore conferred upon him, say|
ing he had tried to carry those honors
with becoming meekness, with becoming
modesty, and with becoming
dignity. He had stood in the State
senate as one of the farmers of that
body, and had worked for what he
conceived to be for the best interests
of the farmers. He bad begun life as
a farmer boy. After the war, which
had devastated the South, he and his
brother Malcolm, now deceased, who
had also .later been honored by the
people of Newberry county, had worked
as boys on the farm, and he had
been engaged in farming since. It
would be idle for him to stand here
and say he was in favor of as low
taxes as were consistent with the
'proper administration of the government.
He said he was one of the farmers
and himself had taxes to pay.
He said the charges which had
1 been made against tne legislature
| were foundationless. The appropria|
tions had been as small as the govern'
ment could be conducted with. Nearly
$300,000 went to pay interest on the
public debt; $260,000 for Confederate
J pensions; near $300,000 for the unfortunate
insane. Would less money
meet these demands? Every appro,
j priation was carefully scrutinized and
,' reduced to the lowest figure. He had
, not time to go through the whole ap
> propriation bill?150,000 some odd
L dollars went to "Winthrop, after a
^ careful inspection of the college by
j the general assembly. He had advo>!
cated this appropriation in committee
L' and on the floor, and he was glad he
j! had done so. He spoke of the great
> work of the college for the girls. The
t part Tillman took in the establish3
ment of Winthrop and other colleges
* j was but a debt owed the women of
the State, to whom he paid a tribute,
He spoke of the creation of the of1
fice of insurance commissioner, an<3
f ; its purposes, among them being th*
0 I protection of the people against une
| safe insurance companies, saying th(
1 conduct of the office was paid for bj
_ ! the insurance companies, and was
A bringing South Carolina a revenue o:
d! $165,000 and was costing only S14,
0!000 out of that revenue?not out o
j tax money.
,f | What had been done for the com
ir mon schools? The revenue of th<
! common school system equaled $2,
;s 1500,000, provided for the commoi
jj | schools by the constitution and th<
s j general assemblies. The general as
c_ j sembly since he had been a membe
3 jhad made a provision to take care o
)? i weak schools, and under the piteou
iej appeals of that official, it gave th
I State Supt. of education money t
I visit the schools and to have a speak
iS j er visit them and aid them in ever
ie j way he could.
I TnlirotnnA <- a l rl Vl n Ti o /} of AAr! 1
j0 | IV11 uniioLUnc O^JIU nc uuu ov>vv/u *
71 the general assembly representing tfc
:y people with as deep honesty and earr
>IL j estness as he could, had he bee
th j speaking for his own blood. The leg
n_ islature had been accused of man
0f things, and he was here to answe
er for that part which he did. "When
became a member of that general a<
sembly there was nothing that acti
0f ated me in any vote that I cast excel
"The Land <
day Night, at 8 P.
For Further Infora
P. F. BAX'
my solemn duty to you as a representative,"
he said. "If I were to stand
before you and say that I did not vote
according to my judgment there?my
individual judgment?without malice,
I would tell you what is not true."
"My heart was free from anything
except my patriotic and solemn duty
to you. I am submitting my cause to
you for re-election to the general assembly
because I believe with the experience
I have had and with the ac
quaintanceship I have had, I can give
you better service than I gave you
in the past."
He said Clemson was. not an issue
in this campaign, but, "called by your
voice to serve on that board, and by
the life members to a higheT service, I
have been honored on that board, and
I tell you, without fear of contradic
tion, the hand of every one of them is
worthy to be tatoen with love and respect"
CoL D. A. Dickert
said he had been quoted in one of the
Newberry newspapers as saying at
Mt. Pleasant that hie would not have
been in the race except for the disgrace
it was sought to bring to South
Carolina over the shoulders of Cole.
L. Blease. He said what he had said
! j-i?j. i ij _i _
! was max lie wouia guu nave maue a
i speech at Mt. Pleasant, in which community
he had lived -for thirty years,
'and where he was so well known, exjcept
for the issues of extravagance
and the disgrace which it was sought
! to bring upon South Carolina over the
'shoulders of.the governor. He had dis!
tinctly stated, he said, that he was the
| candidate of no faction and no clique
and no man, and that in making the
race he represented himself. He said
ihe stood for Gov. Blease a/nd would
'stand for him until he was convinced
:the governor had done something
I wrong. He had known him from the
; governor's boyhood?and he had never
; seen one blot upon his escutcheon
I Col. Dickert said that until convinced
; the governor was that rascal whicl
"rliccrroo/ifnl /iftrnmiftfla" Vior
| uxo^i uvwiui. yviuaii.i?wvv uuv
; sought to make him out, he was goin^
! to stick to him. He was opposed tc
some matters which the governor ad,'
vocated, "but I stand to him becaus(
he stood with us when they broughi
Hampton back from Mississippi t(
lead the "Red Shirts" from the moun
tains to the sea, and when Hamptoi
} | was about to be thrown down by Jno
IL. M. Irby, Cole. L. Blease stuck t<
him in the caucus and only went t<
'r 1 Irby when his party went to him.
i stick to him because ne nas oeen tru
^ J to his people and has done more fo
j the poor man than any other man whi
f j has offered them his service."
J Col. Dickert said he was opposed t
| negro education with white people'
a! taxes?not for the reasons advocate
" | by Gov. Blease and others?but be
/^oneo f Vi n /?An r\ f r?xr woo -n r\Ttr rvoTTin
^ I ^auov vvuuvi j vv cto uvn
'; $258,000,000 pensions for the Unio
[veterans, who had -naade the negroe
the wards of the nation, and h
^ thought if the nation wranted its ward
educated it ought to take its mone
and do so without imposing furthe
burdens upon the poor people of th
o i _ . .....
. i South. If education would maKe rnei
v better he would say educate them, bi
they seemed to be getting worse wit
He said Senator Johnstone had sai
| he had been a poor farmer boy aft<
the war. "Yes," said Col. Dickert, "l
had nothing to fall back on but thn
or four thousand acres of land. Th?
had 500 bales of cottoD that took thr<
"? 4-**. "Pnv/vnA 1 /* A
j IIIt?Ii to gU lU iiiui w skii uiai v,v
ton and bring them back the gold. E
^ tells the people he had no money ar
^ had been a farmer boy. He knew not]
o Asheviile 1
of the Sky"
ly, Aug. 7
r at 8 A. M. <M
Asheville Thurs- jfl
ration Phone 117. \
rER, Mgr. "
ing about farming except what be
lflomoH flrrrui crh thft whitft OWTSPArSL
itftiugu uu* wmq? v?? ? ? - w. ?
riding behind his father's horses over
thousands of acres of land. Then he
comes up and says he is a friend of
the poor farmer. What has he or any
of his people ever done for the poor?
Show me anything anywhere, I
will acknowledge it. Have they ever
done one act in the legislature, or
one act outside, that has ever tended.
i + /n vi a1? 4-vi a rkaaw r\aanl/i 9"
I IU UCip lUC puvi pwpiv
Col. Dicker! said at Mt. Pleasant, In
referring to his opponent, he had said
he had felt honored in having enjoyed
the friendship of his opponent's distinguished
family for many years; that
he intended to pitch the campaign on
a high plane, and refer only to Senator
Johnstone's official record. "The
Ordinary civilities of debate," said
Col. Dickert, "would have caused him i
to acknowledge that But, instead of
that, he treated it with high disdain,
I suppose not considering me his equal
upon the stump, socially or anywhere
else; tnat ne loosed upon me as a
weakling, and he didn't notice it I
looked over that. I do not expect him
to show me any civility. But when
I saw that he ignored all the rules of ?
propriety, and all the rules of debate,
and that he refused to recognize the
chairman of that meeting, I saw then,
it was a studied insult. If he means
it that way I throw it back to him."
Col. Dickert, charged the last legislature
with being the equal of Cham
I - _ j
berlain and Scott in squandering
| money. He said it bad refused, in response
\o a message of the governor,
I to vote any money for a monument ?
to the memory of a brave Confederate general,
one of South Carolina's tru-'
est sons, and yet had voted money for
a monument to a man who was in
" France when his State needed 'the ser
' vices of every loyal son, and who when
! he came back from France located in
New York (referring to the appro'
priation for a monument to Dr. J. Ma^
rion Sims.) He said the senator from
1. Newberry had voted for the measure.
1, $2,000, he said, had been voted to pur*
j purchase some books written by a lady
) i in Tennessee by the "great name of . *
" Evano"?a manual for magistrates,
* j to be given to judges and solicitors,
wno ougnt to pay ior tneir own dooks.
> "Did he have a right to go into your
pocket and take your money for that
11 purpose?" asked the speaker.
'* | He also referred to the appropria3
j tion for buying copies of Col. U. R.
3 | Brooks' "Bench and Bar"?"U. R.
* i Brooks," he said, a kinsman of Pres. 4
e .Brooks, who first started the war,,ten
r j years in which book was filled up with
0 j the doings of negro judges, and radij
cal judges. That book was to be giv
0 en to our children in the schools."
? | These were small matters, he said,
but it was tiie peoples money wmcn
was being appropriated.
s i Col. Dickert then took up the apn
propriations for State colleges and
s along other lines, citing figures which
e he said "proved the people's money
s i had been squandered." He gave the
y figures which he presented at Mt. f
r Pleasant, and other figures.
For Clerk of Court.
11 Messrs. J. D. Wheeler and Jno. C.
Goggans were introduced, in the order
k named, and made happy little talks in
advocacy or tneir cauiuuac.y iUf cier*
a of court, which position is now held
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