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Entered at the Postoffice .it N>wftsry,
S. C., as 2nd class matter.
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Tuesday, July 30, 1912.
The split-log drag would work wonjders
for the roads of Newberry counjty.
The State campaigners now have a
"week off." They and the people have
well earned it.
We would judge from reading the
-Columbia? State that Sergeant J. N.
King, late of the governor's mansion,
is the Columbia State's candidate for
secretary of war in President Wilson's
cabinet, if Dr. Wilson is elected,
as now seems yiuu<iuic.
Mr. Sam J. Nichols is reported as
telling a Spartanburg audience that
he "had $500 of T. B. Felder's money
and would be glad to return it to Mr.
Felder if he would call at his office
in person for it" Under those conditions,
it would appear that Mr. Nichols
will have the use of Mr. Felder's
$500 for some time.
Besides those, the lower portion of
Saluda and Greenwood counties will
send delegations for the same purpose
who will be \joined, report says, by
members from Aiken county. The
Blease rally here for the purpose of
trying to fool the State and make it
believe by noise that Edgefield is for
ihim, is said to be well worked up.?
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JbXlgeneia cor. ureeii\Nuuu jyux-uai.
Oh, well, that's the way we all said
it was in the nineties?it was always
a Tilln?an crowd from other counties,
but when the votes were counted they
piled high all over the State.
A Newberry man is the authority
for the statement that the friends of
Governor Blease are going to have
the hardest fignt ol tneir lives w save
the county for him. this year. Men
like Alan Johnstone, the county's representative
in the State senate, and
George Mower, C. T. Wyche and Arthur
Kibler, the county's representatives,
are all opposed to the governor.
Desiring to secure some further information
as to matters political we
would appreciate it if the Piedmont
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would give us me name ui .\c>>ucn< o
political prophet. ,
We publish today a communication
to the -Charleston Post, written by Major
J. F. J. Caldwell, giving the truth
of history as to the spot where General
Lee surrendered, and correcting the
(popular impression that it was under
an apple tree. Major Caldwell also
r\ +Viq mvth that rjpn flrnnt
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returned Gen. Lee's sword, presenting
the evidence that Gen. Lee did not
even offer Gen. Grant his sword. The
article is timely and valuable. Major
Caldwell is a clear and forceful writer,
and is thoroughly familiar with
the history of the War Between the
States, in which he bore a gallant and
In his notes on the campaign, Mr.
S. E. Boney, in the News and- Cour.
ier of Monday morning, says: "At
Chester there w^s an unusually large
<;rowd of 'foreigners.' It is stated that
three coach loads were brought over
from Lancaster and a party of about
fifty came down from Ro?fk Hill, in
York county." The charge has been
imade that Blease supporters from
"other" counties have been taking part
in the demonstrations for Blease at
various campaign meetings. For whom
were those Lancaster "coach loads"
imported? Is the charge that they
went over to holler for Jones, Lancaster's
son, or is it admitted t that
Lancaster, Judge Jones' county, is so
enthusiastic for Blease that "three
I-coacii loaas' iroaa l^racasicr gu m a
body to a "foreign" county to iet out
their pent-up enthusiasm for the governor?
Anxiously we await a reply.
The man who is sure he can't,
; never will.
You won't travel very far if you
tread on other people's toes.
<;0Y. li LEASE ADDRESSES
A BHi CROWD AT POM A HI A
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come into that band and v;ork againsi
the governor of the State. Look what
they did, trying to make the impres
!sion that the legislature was against
'him, and therefore the people were
'against him. Look at the Democratic
.convention some time ago, which tried
I to impress that everybody was againsl
him. Look at the plans to defeat hire
since then?this great committee thai
met in Augusta some time ago. Then
was nothing in the world behind thai
!but SDite work. I know too muct
about human nature to know it was
anything but spite work.
Has Made Him Stronger.
"The whole idea was to defeat Cole
Blease. God has directed the affairs
of this world in such manner as tc
defeat their purposes, and I am proud
of it today. Instead of injuring him, i1
;has made him stronger and stronger.
; If they don't get up something desperate
on the governor and prove it?and
j they will have to prove it to the satisI
faction of the people of the State?
j Colle. Blease will sweep the whole
IState and will get two votes to Jones
As to the Legislature.
"If I were a candidate for the legislature
and should be elected and
would find that I could not work with
the governor on account of prejudice
onr?;"?'+ Viiin nn of GnmitV
ClwjClXiJLOC AJ. A 4-1-1, ^ ** v. ^ _ ?
against him, I would resign and come
home and say to the people, 'Elect
somebody else.' I hope we will never
have a legislature again that will act
i towards the governor as this legislature
has. I do not condemn every
member, but I condemn the leaders
that directed this opposition and influenced
the others. It is no wondei
the governor has said hard things;
| it is a great wonder to me he has not
j said harder things."
A ! *? I? 1 nn
IA DniClU in uicasv,
"Some people say Blease is a bad
' man. A man said to a friend of mine,
'I don't know how Mr. Sligh can support
such a wicked man as Cole.
Blease.' That man himself is a good
member of the church, a good Christian
man, but he measured me by his
own half bushel?what he had in his
own heart. That man has, to my own
personal knowledge, voted for men
ten times more corrupt, more wicked
J +V? o r-? PaId "R1 OCJ C D OtJat
dIIU. pi uiaiic uxaxi vviv. v
could be. I can tell him very plainly
why I vote for Cole. Blease?because
I think he is a just man; because I
| think he is a good man and makes
| us a good governor He is an open
I man; he is not a hypocrite, and 1 do
j admire that in any man. I believe
he has the interests of the people of
J South Carolina at heart.
"Ladies and gentlemen, I have the
!honor to present to you a sdh of Aew;
berry, Cole. L. Blease, governor of
| South Carolina. The governor will
;now address you."
Got. Blease's Address.
The governor was greeted with a
fine demonstration?the cheering of
men and the hand-clapping of ladies
making a real ovation.
He said the past week had been one
of the hardest weeks of the campaign.
He had spoken at Langlev last night
tn nocjrlv 9 f thp
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Creek Valley; but had left Aiken this
morning to be here, because he was
j informed if he did not come the crowd
j would be disappointed. He said he
: would have to hurrv back to ColumI
1 bia, because before he accepted this
! invitation he had accepted another to
I speak tonight in that city.
They had started this campaign, he
j said, in the eastern part of the State
J because they thought it was opposed
to him, that a great wave would sweep
over the eastern Dart of the State, and
that the result would be that by the
time the party reached Columbia at
| the end of the second week, it would
be impossible to break this wave. But,
he said, they found themselves mistaken.
"When we went to Sumter one
of my opponents had gone all over
: South Carolina and abused me with
the most harsh language and with the
most severe criticism.' In the Sumter
speech I did not refer to him at all.
After I had finished he made his
1 speech, and again he opened his bat
teries of abuse upon me and my adj
ministration. At Bish<opville he repeated
the attacks he had been makjing
in other parts of the State, and
there I replied to him, and I replied
: to him in a speech which has been
more generally read than any other
political document ever sent out in
; South Carolina.
| Won't Attack Jones When Absent.
"I never attack a man behind his
back. If Mr. .Tones were here today
| r would take great pleasure in showing
you people the difference between
his candidacy for governor and mine,
but he is not here and I will not do
him as he has done me?strike him
in the back and say things against
! ' when he is not present. Rut I
. Tell you this; when I get him on the :
: stump I put the red pepper under the i
old man so hot that he can't keep his
. I *
. ] "Yesterday he got up and said I
.; was telling a lie. Well, I just looked
. i at him and laughed. You know he j
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j! is an old man ana i can i auuiu u>
, hit him. People would jump on me
[ for striking an old man like him. ij
[ J told him over here at Winnsboro il ;
j he didn't behave I was going to take
? him out in the back yard and spank
; him like his ma used to do when he
I was a little boy. But, friends, if you
l i will come to Newberry court house
; I when the campaign meeting is up
there, I will paint for one of your
former Newberry sons the blackest
record a white man haas ever made
in the legislature of South Carolina."
, "We will be there, old Bud;" "Don't
[ you fret, Cole., we'll all be there,"
. were some of the shouts from the aud- :
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j "And you will say so when you hear ;
|iit," continued the governor.
i "He wanted to put white ladies in
the same coaches with darkeys," some
!! one shouted. i
Elected by Working People.
j Governor Blease said he was elected |
governor by the working people; the I
men who turn the wheels in the manu- j
1' facturing enterprises, the men who j
' | run the steam engines, the- men who j
] drive the plows and pull the hoes in j
I the fields, the men who keep the grass i
' from growing in the public streets of j
tho tAwns and pities. I
"We are going to put you there |
| again," was the shout.
j "When I got there," said Governor
;!Blease, "I found things going on that
. I believed were wrong; I believed they
were rotten; I believe so yet, to a cer- j
tain extent. Whenever they wanted a
job for somebody they created a new
office and put their pet man in iU
Fight With Legislature.
"When your legislature met I wrote I
them a message and asked them toll
. I do certain things for the people of I
,j South Carolina?things which I had 'I
i ? ?vau if T nroe nrl T I I
j y I UJiU'&t^U )VU, 11 1 ** clo i b
| would recommend and would favor I
Jand fight for. What was the result? I
| Your legislature was hostile to me, I
land you had from my own county? I
: I regret to say it, from my own coun- I
i ty?men in the senate and in the house I
of representatives who would have ! I
! voted against me if I had sent them ; R
a message that God Almighty . sent!.
P'Vttmo* r\r\ north tr* QQi'o 'mQnkiriH !
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they would have sent back and said, 1
I 'Xo, there is some mistake, because j
Blease said so.' Therefore, I had to i
I fight the whole legislature. Did I
ask them for quarter? Xo; I said, 111
i I am making fliis fight for the people ^
, !of my State, for what I have promised dl
; the people I would do, and I do not ll(
t! propose to let you, the legislature, 1
f dictate to me my policy or my course.
The Rurai Police in Newberry.
"Xow, gentlemen, they passed a bill
, I to put on your county a rural police
!! system. T vetoed it. and why did iL
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i veto it? Because I tell you today j
that if you would pay your magis-L
i trates and your constables the money!,,
, that you are paying your rural po;
j lice, and let your magistrates and con- ,
[ Stables patrol their sections of the!
;i county, to keep peace, you would be1^,
Jin better position-than you are in to-; .
[ day. I vetoed it because I said then, |.
; i tr
; i and I say it to you now, that the rural: ^
.! police system as established for your
I I I
t j county is a farce, and simply makes | ^
11 a position for the pet of somebody ! ^
iwho wants to give out an omce. i
>| "Now, gentlemen, I did my part.to ,
. i enforce the whiskey law in your i,
j county. I helped wherever I could.
11 But since January it has been taken
jout of my hands and today there is
more liquor being sold in Newberry
! county than has ever been sold before *
jin an illegal and unlawful manner.
I get the reports, reporting it to me
'?but what can I do? The legislature
which you had there put this matter
in thp hands nf votir sheriff and save '
I - I th
him two rural policemen, and I have ;
. | no power as your governor to come ^
into your county and enforce your;
whiskey laws. That is entirely in thej^1
hands of your sheriff, and even in this
. | rural police bill, Mr. Mower so amend.
ed it that if I appoint a whiskey con.
stable or send a constable into your jgc
county he can't get any pay for his |
. [service-.. Therefore, there is no com- bl
plaint that you can make against me ^
[ because the law is being openly vio
- lated. The fault can not be thrown 1S
' ? 4-Vk ^ ctUrvnl/iArr. tlio o-nvornnr
llpuil Lilt: OUUUIUCI C5 Ul niv a\s w l.ys. I
when the legislature, in direct viola- l
tion of the general law, passes a spe- |111
; cial act taking the whole matter from j**1
his hands. And I vetoed that bill be- i?*
. cause I knew my county, I know my
people, I love my people, and I did not
, believe that act would bring about cc
i good, and I do not believe today that ai
i the people of Newberry county ap- gi
: prove of that act in the form that it ie
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work, FREE OF Ci
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As to the Courts.
The governor said when he got to
olumbia he also found an antagonisc
supreme court, that was appointig
special judges when circuit judges
ere disengaged, and the governor
scussed this matter along- the lines
3 has discussed it heretofore, giving
is position as it has already been
iven in The Herald and News, sayig
he had refused to commission speal
judges when circuit judges were
isengaged, because he was looking
it for the interests of the people and
>r their tax money.
"Then," continued the governor, !
he senate came along and said, You j
ive got to appoint whom we say to
fice. Well, now, gentlemen, some:
3ople may dictate to some other peo- j
le in Newberry county, but when [
ley get down to Columbia they can't
ctate to Cole. Blease; and when they
ied to make'me do it, I simply wrote
iem a little note and told the senate
had an engagement up the country;
lat I he i no further use for them in
:>lumbia; and when I got backdown
i Columbia they had stuck their head
Jtween their legs and sneaked off
Not Through Fighting Yet
"They say, Yes, but you fought the
gislature in other matters. Yes, I j
ught them and I am not through |
it, and for the next two years, if
ev don't do what I believe the peoe
of South Carolina* want them to
), I propose to continue to fight them,
never propose to sit down and allow
e legislature to dictate to me against
hat T believe to be for the best inrests
of the people of South Carola.
And I want to say to you today
iat we have been through 25 counts,
and 21 of them will give me a
mdsome majority for re-election as
)vernor of your State. The news
ipers may report what they please,
it I tell you, my fellow-citizen6 of
ewberry county, that the State of
juth Carolina is backing ray admintration,
because of the fact that the
?ople know that I have honestly en?avored
to do what was best for their
terests, with the legislature, with
ie supreme court, and with the State
Decapitation of Notaries.
He referred to his revocation of the
jmmissions of all notaries public,
id in referring to the fact that ne*oes
had held commissions as notars:,
he said: "I just simply want to tell^
oy A. & M. M.
and Art i
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nder three years of age broug
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you this; that with the blood that
runs in my veins, being born and
reared in the grand old county in
which you were born and reared, no
negro, I don't care who he is, will ever
hnld p commission to any office with
the name of Cole. L. Blease signed to
it." Referring to the financial side
of the question he said over $10,000
had been brought into the treasury
from notaries public. This had been
denounced as robbery of the people,
but he explained the matter of notarial
fees, and said there was no hardship
upon any man, and possibly the first
official transaction the notary had he
wonlH sret hack his $2.00 which his
commission had cost him. He said he
had no apologies to make to any man
for his course in this matter, because
he believed he had done right
He said he had saved the State thousands
of dollars by refusing to offer
rewards until convinced that they
? ??tt . fViof nf <51 A nnn cn'von
were IltJtJCfiiSili jf , I.uax v/i. vmv,v\s\s . v,?him
for law enforcement and rewards,
he turned back into the treasury the
first year $5,300. All the other governors
spent it, he said. He did not
accuse them of spending it wrongfully,
but said they were extravagant.
Discussing the matter of requisi
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;ht into our stadio
ill be given a free
our best finished
de in our city, that
and about thirteen
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ii and Blease
iy, July 31
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Admission 5 and 10 Cts. I
ANNIE 0. RUFF
to get your
Special prices to the
merchants by the
Phone 84-2, Herald
and News Building.
Everybody's doing it! Doing what?
Reading The Herald and News.