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CANDIDATES COME TO BLOWS.
Blease Leader and Jones Advocate
Draw Blood at Conearee Meeting:
in Richland Campaign.
Columbia, Aug. 1.?A first fight between
George R. Rembert, the Blease
leader, and John J. McMahan, the
strong Jones advocate, both candidates
for the house, at the Richland campaign
meeting today at Congaree, drew
blood and caused the crowd of 500
voters to be thrown into a state of intense
excitement. Several blows passed,
one blow from Mr. McMahan's fist
drawing Diood rrom Mr. Kemoeris
mouth and two slight lacerations on
his face evidenced where Mr. McMahan's
hits fell. Mr. McMahan suffered
a slight laceration on the lips as the
effect from a blow of Mr. Rembert's
When the combatants went together
at the stand the crowd surged towards
them and in the melee Mr. McMahan
? n j ? i ? J 1?- ? a
ieu, mppea u is saia uy some, ana Mr.
F. Sumter Earle, one of the commissioners
of Columbia, had hold of him.
Dr. E. C. Adams, one of the Jones candidates
for the hous4, rushed at Mr.
Earle and jerked him off Mr. McMahan
hurlint him a few steps away. Only
the interference of bystanders prevented
tliem <Tom coming to blows.
From eye-witnesses who were present
on the stand it is gathered that
Mr. Kemoert was replying to Mr. mcMahan,
who had scored his "Bleaseism."
In the course of his reply Mr.
Remoert challenged the Jones leader
in Richland to meet him in a joint debate
at the city opera house and have
the tiling out. It is said that Mr. Rem
fcert remarked that he did not "want
any little jay bird," but the real Jones
leader, Mr. McMahan took offence at
the remark and eold Mr. Rembert,
"You don't know whether I am the
Jones leader or not, but if you will
come out here in the woods I willf
give you a good beating." Then it is
said that they went together.
The Congaree meeting today further
tightened the lines between the Blease
and Anti-Blea.se forces, the latter candidates
for the house scoring Governor
Blease for a statement attributed
to him at a* meeting at Jacobs, in this
v county, the other night, when he is
said to have told the voters only to
vote for the Bleaseites, naming them.
The Jones candidates flayed the governor
and asked the people if thev
"were going to let Blease dictate to
them as to how they should vote. Alva
M. I.umpkin came out ^trongly for
Judge Jones and John J. tycMahan
scored "Bleaseism." Dr. E. C. Adams,
E. F. Bookter and W. R. Fishburn
ranged themselves on the side of
Judge .Tones. G. R. Rembert, J. A.
Summersett, J. M. Rawlinson and J. T
Miller came out for Blease, .while R.
3M. Welch and J. S. Huffman were noncommittal.
It was distinctly a Jones
crowd. They displayed their prefer- j
ence, it is stated, by asking Mr. R^
bert many questions about his stand
tiy Governor Blease in the legislature.
The first fight between Messrs.
Rembert and McMahan almost broke
np the meeting and has also fired this
/kAll f M A nil AC+? /N ^ "D1 A
vuuiuv uvci qucouuu ui Ditrac)"ism."
Many groups on the streets
were discussing it this afternoon and
Richland county polls about five
thousand votes and advocates of both
Jones and Blease are claiming the
MRS. GRACE >0T GlILTY.
jreea woman Mianes Manas j)ltn
Jurymen?Atlanta Society Woman
. on Versre of Collapse.
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 2.?"Twelve good
men and true," today declared Daisy
Opie Grace "not guilty" of the charge
of shooting her husband, Eugene H.
Grace, with intent to murder.
The verdict was reached after two
hours' deliberation, during which the
accused woman underwent all the
agonies of one in her position. When
she was supported into the court room
just before the entrance of the jury at
5 o'clock this afternoon, Mrs. Grace appeared
to be bordering on collapse.
Trembling from head to foot she was
assisted to the chair she had occupied
oil rliirino t Vl O t T1 Q 1 1 r>V) Koorov* lo c?f
C4.X1 UUi 1UJ-, LUV. HiUij ?* UiVU JLCbO C
Monday, and awaited the verdict.
As the jurymen filed in, one by one,
Mrs. Grace straightened herself in her
ehair, then sank back and gritted her
"Gentlemen of the jury, have you
agreed upon a verdict?"
Judge Roan's inquiry broke a silence
similar to that of the tomb.
"We have." resnonded the foreman.
"We find the defendant not guilty."
r ? ??
i The Drawback.
MI fold mine hands and stand and
H?ait and know mine own shall come to
me?unless a copper catches on and
pinches me for vagrancy."?Houston
| Aiken Ac
! In Unprecedently ?
Passage of Bi
Popular and Influential in t
Commands Attention of I
Ready Aid of His Co
Made Part of Democ:
Of the Strictest Integrity, He
and Courteous, Aiwaj
to Serve his
(Abbeville Press and Banner.)
1 Editor Press and Banner:
j It has occurred to me that many
I people at home do not know how rei
suits are accomplished in congress.
Some people may think that the men;ber
who makes the most speeches, or
; the loudest ones, is the most useful
! congressman. This is not the case at
all. The point I am trying to make
:was well illustrated here this week
I when Representative Wyatt Aiken got
through a joint resolution raking an
| emergency appropriation of $5,000 for
the purpose of fighting the army worm
i in Anderson county and other places
| where it had occurred.
In order to make the whole matter
clear I had better tell the whole story
j from the beginning. Last Sunday
j night Mr. Aiken received a telegram
| from Mr. J. W. Rothroc, the farm
; demonstration agent for Anderson
I county, telling of the appearance of
'the army worm in that section, and
i asking that an expert be sent to look
over the field and advise the farmers
what to do. Mr. Aiken went to the
agricultural department next morning
! (Monday) and saw Secretary Wilson
about it. Mr. Wilson telephoned to
Dr. Webster, the entomologist of the
department, and asked him to come
over. They discussed the matter, and
Mr. Aiken insisted that Dr. Webster
i should go to Anderson at once. Dr.
j Webster said there was no money
; available?that the appropriation bill
| for this year had not been passed, and
'that all the money given in the last
j appropriation bill had been exhausted.
' - Mr. Aiken began feeling in% his pock:
ets and pulling out money. '"I don't
iknow whether I have enough money
with me to pay your expenses," he
I said, "but I can get some more by the
time the train leaves."
"I'm game, too." exclaimed Secretarv
Wilson, arid he beean to die ur>.
! too. And between them Mr. Aiken and
Secretary Wilson made up enough
money to pay Dr. Webster's expenses
on 'the trip, and he left Washington
Dr. Webster reached Anderson
! Tuesday afternoon and at once got
an automobile and went to the infested
section, in company with Mr. Roth!
rock and other citizens. He found the
i situation worse than he had. expected,
jand went back into Anderson that
night and sent Mr. Aiken a telegram
j giving the result of his trip. He urged
i That more money be made available
| at once in order to put other experts
! in the field.i
Mr. Aiken got this telegram Wed!
nesday morning. He did not know j
! how much money would be needed,!
! but as soon as the house met he intro- \
j iluced a joint resolution making an
\ appropriation of $15,000, had the reso!
lution referred to the committee on
i agriculture, and then telephoned to
| Secretary Wilson to come up to the
j eapitol and talk to the committee
j about it. Mr. Aiken then went to
work, seeing the members of the house
personally and explaining the matter
to them. The leaders on both sides
of the house, Republicans as well as
i Democrats, were seen and all of them
agreed to support the resolution. Mr.
Fitzgerald, the chairman of th? appropriations
committee, was seen.
"Well, you know we are trying to j
make a record for economy," he said, j
"but this seems to be a case in which j
you need money down there, and you
ineed it right now. Figure out just
how little you can get along with, and
I will not oppose it." Other influential
members of the house told Mr.
Aiken the same thing.
Secretary Wilson appeared and
went before the committee. He was
told what Mr. Fitzgerald had said, and
after discussing the matter for a while,
he said he thought $5,000 would be
sufficient to carry on the work until
the regular appropriation bill should
be passed. Thereupon, the committee
reduced the amount named in the resolution
from $15,000 to $5,000, and
j Mr. Heflin, of Alabama, was instructi
ed to report the resolution favorably
to the house on Thursday, of course, |
all of this took some time, a::a by
H . m* rs !
>nort I ime secures
11 to Combat
he House Mr. Aiken Always
-lis Hearers and Has the
ratic Campaign Books
is True to His Party, Prompt
'S Ready and Anxious
the time the resolution was reported
to the house Mr. Aiken had talked to
practically every member present, and
had lined everybody up for it. Mr. .
Heflin made a short talk, explaining
the necessity for the appropriation,
which everybody had been told of be
fore hand, and in very few minutes
the resolution had passed the hoir
There was not a dissenting vote.
Mr. Aiken then had the resolution
hurried to the senate. Under the regular
routine it would not have been
sent to the senate until the next day,
but Mr. Aiken was in a hurry, and he
speeded things up. In the senate a"
unexpected obstacle was encountered, j
The senate was working under a un- J
animous consent arrangement by j
which the tariff hills werp, to be voted -
on before any other business of any !
kind would be considered. Under this
agreement Mr. Aiken's resolution
could not possibly be reached before
Monday. Mr. Aiken went to work and
explained to the leaders on both sides,
and made them promise that they
would not delay his resolution. He ;
talked to nearly all the senators that j
afternoon, and perfected an arrangement
by which his resolution was taken
up that night, after the vote on the
wool bill was taken, and it was passed
without a dissenting vote. Senator
Smith did . not know of the arniy worm
Demg.in Soutn Carolina until Mr. aiken
came over to the senate with the
resolution that had been passed by the
house. He got very much excited, and
said $5,000 would not be enough, and
wanted to increase the amount to
$25,000. Mr. Aiken told him that
Secretary Wilson had said that $5,000
would be sufficient and urged him to
lpf- thp ftAO armrrmriation ?n ; .
through without delay, pointing out J
that an amendment would send it back i <
to the house and conferees would ! ]
have to be appointed, and the matter j
would be delayed, and very probably j
the whole appropriation would be'
defeated. Senator Smith finally con- |
sented to this, and Mr. Aiken's resolution
went through the senate with
out a dissenting vote, just as it had
passed the house.
Within 48 hours after Mr. Aiken was
notified of the appearance of the army
worm in Anderson county he had an <
expert on the ground, and within 48 ,
hours more after the expert had made
his report Mr. Aiken had secured an-jj
other $5,000 for stamping out the evil, j,
Quick work, wasn't it?
And Mr. ATfcen did this effective;.
worK witnoui maning any speecnes. j.
He did not use gum shoe methods, nor j <
did he use a brass band. He knew^
what to do, and went ahead and did it;j
without delay. By working on thej^
members of the house and senate per- j (
sonally he got what was needed, andjj
got it without delay. If he had made ,
the most eloquent speech in the world, |
and filled many pages of the Congres-!,
sional Record, he could not have ac-i
complished the desired end halt so j.
quickly. Xor could a new member ^
of congress, no matter how able or j
eloquent, have accomplished such re-; t
suits. He^' simply would not have i(
known what to do, or how to go about!,
it? he would not have had the person- j,
al influence that was necessary, and that
can be attained only by long and ,
This incident shows the kind of
congare=sman Wyatt Aiken is. He has i
abilitv and energy, and the thing that i
men call personal magnetism, and he j
is always on the job. He is person- j
ally one of the most popular men in
the house, and he is absolutely honest.
There has never been any suspicion
as to his integrity. He is true
to his party and to the best principles j
| of his State, and as he never taiKs on j
| th^ floor of the house unless he has ;
something to say, he is always listen-j
ed to with respect: He has not "talk-!
ed himself to death," as so .many,
members of congress have done. He
has not destroyed his influence by too
much speech making. Yet he is one
of the most effective speakers in the j
house, as is shown by the fact that; in '
the two last national campaigns Mr.'
Aiken's tariff speeches were mcori
porat^d in the Democratic campaign [
book. Only the best speeches are us- i
ed for this book. The leaders of the
party thought Mr. Aiken's speeches
were so good, of the hundreds of
speeches made in congress, that they
were willing to go before the country
on them. And it is reported here today
that the campaign book for this
year, soon to be issued, will contain
another of Mr. Aiken's speeches. It
will be read by millions of voters between
now and November. This shows
what the party leaders think of Mr.
Aiken's speeches. They do not select
the weakest speeches to put before the
people ot the country.
Mr. Aiken's record in the house is
as good as that of the best. He is on
important committees, and he is an
influetnfial and effectual member. He
has many bills to his credit. In one
congress he secured the passange of
more bills than any other member,
Democrat or Republican, senator or i
representative. This is a remarkable I
statement, but it can be verified by
the word if any one will take the trouble
to do so. Haven't the people of
the Third district every reason to feel
not only satisfied with their congressman
but proud of him?
A. M. Carpenter.
Washington, July 26.
Only a Fire Hero
but the crowd cheered, as, witb burned
hands, he held up a small round box,
"Fellows!" he shouted, "this Bucklen's
Arnica Salve I hold, has everything
beat for burns." Right! also for boils, |
ulcers, sores, pimples, eczema, cuts, j
sprains, bruises. Surest pile cure. It j
subdues inflammation, kills pain. On- i
ly 25 cents at W. E. Pelham's.
DODSO'S LIVEK TONE
No Need Now to Risk Your Health
Taking Dangerous Drag?New
Remedy is Guaranteed. ?
Next time your liver gets sluggish
and you feel dull and headachy go to
W. G. Mayes drug store and get a bottle
of the successful medicine, Dodson's
It will start your liver, gently but
firmly, and cure an attack of constipation
or biliousness. without any restriction
of habit or diet
Dodson's Liver Ton6 is a pleasant
tasting vegetable liquor, for both children
or grown people.' Its use is not^
followed by any of the bad after-effects
which sometimes follow taking calomel.
W. G. Mayes drug store will give you
your money back if you* da not find it
a. perfect substitute for calomel.
i vvr 4 t irrrTiYf
The annual meeting 'of the stock- j
holders of the Farmers' Bank, of Sil-i
verstreet, will be held in the presi-j
ient's office at Silverstreet, S. C., on |
Monday, July 29, 1912, at II o'clock,.1
for the election of directors for the!
ensuing year, and for th5 transaction i
jf other business. m i t
Please attend in person or by proxy.' ^
W. A. Asbill, , ! k
NOTICE OF ELECTION.
A written petition having been pre- J j.
>ented to the undersigned trustees of |.t
Jilverstreet school District No. 58 of | j
STewberry County, South Carolina, j
signed by at least one-third of the resi- c
lent electors and a like proportion of | ?
:he resident freeholders of the age of ! e
;wenty-one years, of said District, ask-1 *
ng that an election be held to deter- | j
nine whether or not Silverstreet j,
School District No. 58 will issue and ; T
jell coupon bonds aggregating forty ! (
lundred dollars, payable within twen- j t
:y years, at the rate of interest not j ?
exceeding six per cent per annum, j (
payable, annually, for the purpose of j (
erecting buildings and for equipment j (
'or maintaining public schools in said |1
An election for said purpose is here-1
by ordered to be held at H. C. Lake's j
store in the town of Silverstreet on ;
Wednesday, Aug. 7,1912, at which elec-1 tion
only qualified voters residing in
said District shall be allowed to vote. .
rhe ballot cast must have written or 1 j
n-z-vrrJc <'T7V?t> Rnrirlc: " ! r
\J I ILL LCU UU XL ULltJ *? uw, -.w* j c
or "Against Bonds." The following J*
are hereby appointed managers of said | j
election: Jno. P. Long, G. T. Blair, and
W. H. Hendrix. The polls will be open i
at 7 A. M. and close at 4 P. M.
G. W. Suber,
T. M. Werts, ^
H. C. Lake,
Trustees Silverstreet School District j
Xo. 58, Newberry, S. C. ]
Flagged Train With Shirt i
Tearing his shirt from his back an j ^
Ohio man flagged a train and saved it j |
from a wreck, but H. T. Alston, Ral-!
eigh, X. C., once prevented a wreckj
with Electric Bitters. "I was in a ter-!
rible plight when I began to use j
them," he writes, "my stomach, head. 11
back and kidneys were all badly af-j.
fected and my liver was in bad con-1,
dition, but four bottles of Electric Bit-1 ^
ters made me feel like a new man." j
A trial will convince you of their
matchless merit for any stomach, liver
or kidney trouble. Price 50 cents at
Any person buy
of stationery can
You can read as
like, but no persor
take but one book;
pay CASH for the
BETTER GOODS AT
"THE HOUSE OF A 1
Remit Postal or Express Money Ord
I Guaranteed to please or money return
I ORDER TO
I H. CLARKE & SON!
The South'a Greatest Mail Order
;ale under chattel mortgage j
By virtue of the power given in a,
hattel mortgage, executed by the
Prosperity Wholesale company, to W.
Counts, dated the 6th day of Feb uary,
1912, the conditions of which
iave been broken, I will sell to the
lighest bidder for cash at the ware- j
louse of the Prosperity Wholesale
:ompany, at Prosperity, S. C., on the
!rd day of August, 1912, at 10 o'clock
t. m., all of the stock of goods of the
said Prosperity Wholesale Company,
consisting of groceries, articles of
nerchandise, etc., an inventory of
vhich amounts to $588.74, which inventory
,1 ay be seen by calling at the
>ffice ^f the undersigr a; also, th?
juilding of the said Pr03p?*if.v Vibo!^>ale
Company, valued at $400.00. purchaser
of said building to hive thirly
;30) days in which to move the same
)ff of lot, and the proeee Is of 3am?
**ill be applied to th<; payment of the
Eugene S. Bbase,
Attorney and Agent of Mortgagee.
Newberry. S. C., July 1912
Teacher of experience wanted for
Jnion school. Term of five months
md possibly six, at $50 per month
rrustees will elect on August 3. Ap)ly
to either of the undersigned.
C. L. Wilson, Prosperity, R. F. D.
J. C. Kinard, Slighs, R. F. D.
D. W. Buzhardt, Newberry, R. 5
DON'T BE AFRAID
EAT WHAT YOU WANT
Eat what you want when you want
it and "Digestit." Two or three tablets
after meals digests all the food,
orevents distress, relieves indigestion
instantly. Brown's Digestit is a little
tablet easy to swallow, absolutely
harmless. It has relieved thousands
a.nd is guaranteed to please you, if not
Four money refunded?50c.
Experienced male teacher preformj
to teach Excelsior school. Salary $60
per month for term of 7 months. All
applications to be in before Aug. 3.
SVrite any one of the undersigned.
^ ^ - -1- t-> v> rri rt
L). ?5. UOOK, nuspciiij, xv. ? . lj.
J. C. Singlev, Slighs, R. F. D.
J. A. C. Kibler, Prosperity, R. F. D.
ing 25 cents worth
read free for one
G AUGUST 5th.
many books as you
i will be allowed to
at a time and must
THE SAME PRICE AT
TO-DAY WITHOUT A RIVAL AS I ^
BEST CORN WHISKEY MADE.
get just twice aa much for your money. If
t? ii?i n_ % iiii
lar neei uorn irnisney f*c nn
EXPRESS PAID to points on Adams f W.UU
and Southern Express Lines. J j
tnily uses. i
[er, Registered Letter or Certified Check,
ed. Complete price list mailed upon
3, Inc.*Richmond,Vav fj
Wine and Whiake$ Merchant a. ? (l)
$> BARBECUE NOTICES. <S>
(Barbecne notices $1.00 each up to ^
eight lines; all over eight lines at the ^"~"v
rate of one cent a word.)
_ ^ ?
We will give a first class barbecue
at Keitt's grove August 20. A good
dinner is guaranteed.
0. A. Felker.
B. M. Suber.
I will give a first-class barbecue
at my residence Tuesday, August 13,
| State campaign day. Will sell meat
ana nasn at n o ciock..
7-S-tf. J. M. Counts.
I will give a first class Barbecue at
Longshore's store, campaign day, )
Tuesday, August t>, 1912.
/ J. M. Counts.
I will give a first-class Barbecue at
my residence, County Campaign day,
Monday, August 26, 1912.
J. M. Counts.
We will give a first-class barbecue
at Jolly Street on Saturday, August
17, county campaign day. Good dinner ?
guaranteed. Come, everybody!
J. A. C. Kibler.
E. H. werts.
POLICY HOLDERS ANNUAL MEET. \'
The policy holders of the Farmers' <
Mutual insurance association of Newberry
county will meet in the court
house on Saturday, August 10, at 11
o'clock a. m. A full meeting is desired.
R. T. C. Hunter,
t. t rntins. President. ^
Secretary. " *
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