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CAMPAIGN MEETING I>
,r HISTORIC EDGEFIELD
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carried through a full fledged Jones
demonstration, the first such of the
campaign. It was novel, it was exciting,
it was good to behold, in the eyes
of both friend and foe. Governor
Blease had to stop speaking for a j
* while; he appeared amused. The crowd
looked on in wonder and saw the
launching of a real, genuine 20th cenL
tury militant suffragette movement.
6k "Boys, I never complain about girls
" ?"J ompomnr "hp- i
noiienng, saiu mc ^ ^ ,
* cause I've made some of 'em squeal
The girls, however, were not to be
P laughed out of court, for they came
back, but the governor assured the
-crowd that all the girls could do was
to holler, be pallbearers and bring
flowers to funerals.
* '*- " A s\+n. 17Y\+^ in Q/Mlfh
It IS tl'Uc iucj van wc 'wiv, in wv>>? ,
ft Carolina, not now, but maybe soon, if
I "this Edgefield sentiment grows.
A Jones rooter near the stand yell- j
W ed once or twice for his favorite,
w whereupon Governor Blease said:
W "Here's an old feller down here about
to have a fit; I guess he's had some
blind tiger liquor."
"Well, I ain't been to Charleston,
'where y >ur mess is," retorted the man
Addressing himself to his enemies in
Edgefield, the governor said: "Whoever
thought that little Coley Blease
could put so much red pepper on their
backs that they could not sleep at
The governor explained that it was
no disrespect to the people of Johnston
that he declined to speak there last
night, but two speeches a day was too
strenuous; that he attended the meeting
to answer any attacks Judge Jones
might make, but since none was made
' lie saw no necessity of speaking.
"Jones has asked what I have done
for the poor people," said the governor.
"I want to answer that right now; the
principal thing I have done was to
-stand between the people and the Cu~han-Soanish
agency in Columbia; elect
Jones your governor and Gonzales will
' furnish the brains."
"What did you do at Honea Path?"
asked some one, meaning the Belton
"Any man who says I insulted tha'
lady is a liar," retorted the governor,
and he defied any one to "write her and
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ask if the governor aa<i lnsuueu n<
If she said "yes" he promised to give
the man "who wrote the letter of inquiry
$25; if, oil the other hand, the
man would publish the letter, if she
The governor closed amidst mighty
shouts and as he left the stand "was
crowded almost to suffocation by some
of his demonstrative admirers, who
dogged Ms heels, yelling and throwing
their hats high in the air.
' DEATH AND RUIN
i Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia
Affected?Toll of Many Lives
Pittsburg, Pa., July 24.?Death and
-mr}/l?ve>T\T?.f\orJ n'flvastatirvn, from frpmpn
dous rains resulted today in western
Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio and West
Virginia. From all sections come details
telling of persons drowned or
> reported drowned; of hundreds of
"buildings wrecked or completely washed
away; streets torn up and bridges
swept down; crops ruined, light plants
put out of commission and towns left
to suffer their misery in darkness,
while transportation, telegraph and
telephone facilities are badly crippled.
At Evans station, three miles north
of Uniontown, Pa., a coludburst sent
waters raging into the mouth of the
Superba No. 2 mine. Fourteen men
were drowned like rats in a trap.
While 37 others had miraculous es%
capes from a similar death.
A few miles away at Lemont Mine
No. 2, three other men are reported
to have drowned in like fashion.
Up in *he Red Stone valley near
Brownsville, Pa., it is rumored that
at least ten miners were caught while
at work, by flood waters entering the
mines and drowned. Verification of
this tonight is impossible and it may
A "be some time before anything definite
can be learned.
At Millsboro 75 miners had a narrow
escape when the waters swept
into the mines. All escaped but not
before many were exhausted.
Three deaths are believed to have
nopnrrpH in thp vicinity of Wheeling,
For a radius of 100 miles around
Pittsburgh tonight there is a scene of
- desolation. Wrecked buildings are
visible everywhere while streets are
strewn with debris. In some places
the debris is piled 20 feet high. Scores
of small bridges have been torn from
their moorings and broken to pieces
[ in ihe raging waters. At a number of
points the bridges held enough closing
j up streams and back water far into
the town. Cellars bv thousands were
submerged and in many cases the water
reached the second and third floors
MILES OF TERRITORY
Jeaunette, Pa., July 21.?A cloudburst
flooded- miles of territory between
here and Greensburg today. The
lAnrifln^c nnmtlv inn u dated and
tvniauua u v?
hundreds of persons were compelled
to fiee for their lives. Residences and
business places were almost completely
submerged in some districts,
while the Manor Valley and Turtle
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UreeK. ranroaua, iisg'cvut?* mm nv.iv., I
service, were put out of commission. |
Over 2,000 persons, including many
women and children, are marooned on
the mills of Oak Ford park, where the
annual outing of the employes of the
Union Supply company from Westmorelw-rtr
and Fayette counties was
held today. Two creeks in the vicinity
of the park overflowed their banks
and before the pleasure seekers in the
park could help themselves, had surrounded
The water continued to come up early
tonight and no method of remov
ing the people from the park has been
Seventy-five families are homeless in
Jeannette. The monetary, loss will be
After wading knee deep in water
the 2,000 marooned picnickers reached
a railroad station and were taken
to their homes.
FLOOD FROM MOUNTAIN
DESCENDS UPON TOWN
Dunbar, Pa., July 24.?A devastating
flood, rushing down the mountain side,
spread ruin throughout Dunbar today.
A cloudburst transformed small
streams into raging torrents. A num
ber of buildings were completely
wrecked and hundreds of others damaged.
The town is almost entirely
under water tonight and condition?
Up to a iate hour tonight no fatalities
had been reported.
C|ty friall, police headquarters, a
restaurant, jewelry store, grocery
store, two warehouses and a number
of dwellings were swept away completely.
Not a house in the lowlands
escaped injury. Over 200 are sub
The main thoroughfare is blocked
with debris. At points the wreckage
is piled 20 feet high. The track
foundations of the Pennsylvania railroad
were swept away and the tracks
dropped into the creek. The station
platform was carried away and the
building partly wrecked. Mines and
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property 01 me rretrpun. ouai wmpanv
and the United Coal company
have sustained inestimable damage.
A score of families were caught in
their homes in the lower section of
the town. They were in imminent
danger of drowning. A rescue party
of six men, who volunteered, went to
their assistance and succeeded up to
10 o'clock in taking the members of
seven families to safety. To rescue
the marooned people it was necessary
fnv fho rds^nprs to swim to the al
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most submerged homes. One at a
time the victims were brought back to
high ground. From Dunbar to Uniontown
railroad tracks have been washed
out in long stretches and train service
is abandoned. Other roadways
are blocked by landslides. Tons of
earth slipping down from the hillsides
off^tivplv tied ud all kinds of
na * vuvw. ?
traffic: Many narrow escapes from
death were encountered by residents
Horsemen Save Hundreds.
Brownsville, Pa., July 24.?Horsemen
dashingjlown the Red Stone valley
today, often with water up to their
saddle girths, made a journey of nine
miles in time to save the lives of hundreds
of persons at Smook, a mining
village. Aside from the great quantity
of water due to the cloudburst, it was I
feared a huge reservoir was about to
The warning caused terror among
the miners and within a few minutes
1,000 families were rushing to the hillsides.
Soon the water came pouring
into the village, causing heavy damage.
Tonight the miners and their families
are camped in a pouring rain on the
hillsides. The reservoir held.
An unconfirmed rumor tonight is to
*'u~ fViot fmm civ ta 10 miners
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were drowned before they could reach
safety. When the alarm was spread
over 500 men were at work in the
mine. According to mine officials all
of them were saved. Although the
reservoir held, the miners refused to
leave their hillside camp. Communication
throughout the Red Stone valley
is interrupted seriously and few details
of the devastation and reported loss of
life can be secured.
The Appomattox Apple Tree.
Editor Evening Post, sir:?I see in
your issue of yesterday, 22d, the announcement,
purporting to come from
Washington, L>. c., tnat (iov. vvooaruw
Wilson is to replace "the famous apple
tree near Appomattox court house, Va.,
in which (meaning "under which")
Lee surrendered to Grant, long since
carried away piece by piece by souvenir
If there was ever an apple tree under
which Lee surrendered, there
would be no reason for replacing it except
to perpetuate the memory of the
darkest day in the history or tnese
Southern States; and why the Democratic
candidate for the presidency,
who is largely indebted to the South
for his nomination, and who can not be
elected without the Southern vote,
should go out of his way to plant a
memorial of the South's woful disas
ter, is incomprehensible to me. It
looks to me, one of the soldiers whom
Lee surrendered, to be not only irrational,
but positively indecent. Surely,
Woodrow Wilson is not fixing to throw
a sop to the South-hating Cerberus at
the North which stands in his way to
the White House!
But the apple-tree story is pure, or
impure, ricnon. i-<ee mu. not suneuder
under an apple tree, or under any
tree, but in a bouse, sitting at a table,
and after conferring with Grant I
think you will do your readers a ser-.
vice by publishing the following account,
given by Rev. J. William Jones,'
D. D., in his "Personal Reminiscences
of Gen. Robert E. Lee." He writes,
"What followed is best given by Gen.
Lee himself in the conversation with
the company of friends referred to
"He said that he had for duty that
morning not 8,000 men, and that, when
he learned from Gordon that there
was a heavy infantry force in his front,
he decided to see Gen. Grant and ascertain
the terms upon which he could
end the contest But, before going to
meet him, he left orders with Longstreet
and Gordon to hold their commands
in readiness, determined as he
was to cut his way through, or perish
in the attempt, if such terms were not
granted as he thought his army entitled
to demand. He met Gen. Grant
between the picket lines, in the open
field, about 200 yards below Appomattox
"You met under an apple tree, did
you not, general?" asked a gentleman
present. 'No, sir!' was the reply; 'we
did not meet under an apple tree, and
I saw no tree near. It was in an open
field not far fram the main road.' (This,
explodes the 'historic apple tree'
about which so much has been said.)
A gentleman, who was within a few
feet of the two generals when they
met, pointed out to the writer the exact
spot. The apple tree, which was
cut to pieces, and even the roots of
which were dug up and carried off by
relic hunters, was fully a quarter of
o miip from thp- nlace of meeting, and i
the only historic interest that could
be attached to It was that Gen. Lee
rested under its shade a few minutes
while waiting for the return of his
flag of truce. The only tree anywhere
near the place of meeting was a small
locust-thorn, which is still standing,
about 20 yards from the. spot."
The volume I quote from was put
into the hands of the priner in 1874,
and published in 1875.
Vr'hile we are exposing falsehood, it
may be well to add to the foregoing j
Dr. Jones' statement, immediately following,
of Gen. Lee's reply to the suggestion
by some one, in the same conversation,
that Lee offered to surrender
his sword to Grant, and that Grant
declined to take it The author proceeds
"Gen. Lee said that, when he met
Gen. Grant, they exchanged polite salutations,
and he stated to him at once
L"u ~ o in vcxf or
L licit IItJ UUOii cu ? uuuivi vuv/v iu. a vava
ence to the subject matter of their correspondence.
'Gen. Grant returned
you your sword, did he not, general?'
one of the company asked. The old
hero, straightening himself up, replied,
in most emphatic tones: "Xo, sir! he
did not. He had no opportunity of doing
so. I was determined that the side- j
arms of officers should be exempt by
the terms of surrender, and, of course
I did not offer him mine. All that was
said about swords was that Gen. Grant
apologized to me for not wearing his
own sword, saying that it had gone off
in his baggage, and he had been un
able to get it in time/ "
So much for the matter of the sword,
and so much for the apple tres matter,
which has in it aboat as much
truth as the fabrication concerning
George Washington, the hatchec, and
the cherry tree!
J. F. J. Caldwell.
Newberry, July 23.
or it mattei
some of yo
I to save tor
be able to
A W?M m VA
I JAS. McDiTOSH,
DEATH OF A VETEEAN.
Capt. J. Washington Williams Passes
Away Near Clinton.
Clinton, July 24.?Capt. J. Washington
Willians, a Confederate veteran,
died at hih home, about 9 miles from
here, on Monday morning, and was
buried in the Presbyterian cemetery
He was the last descendant of the
Williams family that played such an
important part in the fighting at
King's Mountain who bore the name
of Williams, and as he never married
that name is now extinct. He was
I 79 years of age and had lived alone
I most of his life. During the past year
he joined the Presbyterian church.
County Campaign Schedule.
Jalapa, Wednesday, July 31.
Fairview, Thursday, August 1.
I Halfacres Mill, Saturday, August 3. j
Longshores, Tuesday, August 6.
Utopia, Wednesday, August 7.
L. C. Pitts' res., Friday, August 9. j
State Campaign, dewberry, Tuesday, j
Youngs Grove, Wednesday, Aug. 14.1
Little Mountain, Thursday, Aug. 15.
Jolly Street, Saturday, August 17.
Keitts Grove, Tuesday, August 20.
Forks School House, Thursday, August
Willowbrook Park, Friday, August
23, 8 p. m.
Whitmire, Saturday, August 24, 3 j
Newberry Court House, Monday, August
26, 10 a. m.
Experienced male teacher preferred j
I to teach Excelsior school. Salary $60 J
j per month for term of 7 months. All
applications to be in before Aug. 3.
Write any one of the undersigned.
D. B. Cook, Prosperity, R. F. D.
J. C. Singley, Slighs, R. F. D.
J. A. C. Kibler, Prosperity, R. F. D.
j Teacher of experience wanted for
Central school. Term of five or five
and one-half months at $10 per month.
All applications must be in by August
20. Apply to either of the undersigned.
J. A. Counts,
T. A. Sheely,
J. D. Koon.
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OF >"E>VBERRY COUNTY.
By authority vested in me by tlie
County Democratic Executive Committee,
notice is hereby given, that in
case any of the existing Democratic
Clubs have failed to reorganize on
fession, put |
in * ?
ill help you
on may not
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RffOOD, Castier I I
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lie Beach I
le surf, the music, I
ou to follow the I
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3W hours via the
of the South, and
reorganize on Saturday, Augusi iv,
Fred. H. Dominlck,
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"july 23,1912. . ltaw to 8-10-1*
s, schedules, etc.,
t, or address
Wilmington, N. C. I
the day heretofore fixed for reorganization,
as required by the constitution
of the Democratic party of South
Carolina, said clubs may meet sad