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VOLUME L, NUMBER B5. NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA* FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 1912. TWICE A Will, |LM A Y1AJL
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GOVERNOR BLfcASfc WAS
GIVEN FINE OVATION
4 THE BEST OF ORDER WAS MAINTAINED.
Blease Badges and Banners?Flowers
for the Candidates?BSar, Enthusiastic
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ladies, attended the State campaign
,meeting in Newberry on Tuesday,
which was held on the Lewis lot, out
east Main street, about a mile from
^ the public square. While the big crowd
was enthusiastic, giving Governor
Blease a fine ovation in his home county,
and generously applauding other
favorites, scrupulous order was maintained,
every candidate was given a
respectful and a courteous .hearing, i
and the whole meeting, so far as the
audience was concerned, reflected
credit upon the county of Newberry, j
. Enthusiasm' ran high throughout
fij^the day. Early in the morning Blease
badges were in evidence on the streets,
and before 10 o'clock Blease banners
were being borne through the streets
out to the meeting. These banners
were variously inscribed, the inscriptions
upon some of them being as follows:
"West End?Cole. L. Blease Is
Our Choice"; "Brain, Backbone,
Blease"; "One Hundred Per Cent.
Blease"; "Slander Won't Hurt Blease
^ iii Newberry"; "Duncan and Jones
May Claim Newberry, But Watch The
.Vote"; "Lancaster And Newberry Both
For Blease"; "The Cotton Mill Boys
Are Still With You, Cole." The great
majority of the Blease badges worn
by men simply had the name Cole. L.
Blease printed on white ribbon, but
large numbers of ladies wore whit*
ribbon badges with Gov. Blease's picture,
and the inscription, "For Gover-*
nor, Cole. L. Blease; Newberry Knows
^ There was a big demonstration when
Wovernor Blease was introduced. He
was heartily and generously applauded
throughout his address, and was
given a real ovation when he concluded.
Between one-third and one-half
of the crowd left the grounds with
Governor Blease after his address, before
the other gubernatorial candidates
1 Judge Ira B. Jones was received with
w? annlsnsp and was sriven some applause
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The audience was generous with
flowers. Governor Blease received
about fifteen beautiful bouquets, and
Judge Jones received some five or six.
When Governor Blease concluded his
address Miss Blanche Davidson ascended
the stand and placed a magniI
fiAont VinrQo chnp of rvhrvioe nut. flowers
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around his neck, and other young ladies
carried his flowers to the stand.
Standing with the flowers around his
neck, and surrounded by his bouquets
on. all sides, he asked the newspaper
men to see what the good women of
Newberry had done, saying that he
would rather have this evidence of
their esteem and their connaence in
him than to be governor of all the
States in the American Union. Judge
Jones also warmly thanked the ladies
for the flowers which were given him,
saying that he would rather be defeated
and have the good will of the
women OI souin i^arunua. iua.li IV win
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As stated in another column, in the
report of the addresses of the candi- i
iates for minor office, Attorney General
Lyon received a beautiful bouquet.
The sentimentjof the crowd has been
variously estimated, but there can be
no question that it was a BJease
crowd by an overwhelming majority.
Governor Blease took a hand primary
.it the conclusion of his address, and it
appeared that at least three-fourths of
the hands in the audience went up. Of
course, there were some Blease supporters
who did not vote. Judge Jones
did not take a hand primary in Newberry.
County Chairman Fred. H. Dominick
! Hoo-an tha mpptini? nrnmntlv at 10.30
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o'clock. Mayor J. .7. La>gford and
Chief of Police W. H. l.ominick were
on the stand and in Derscnal charge
j of the officers of the- law. Ample poj
lice protection had been provided. It
'was gratifying, however, that there
was no need to call it into active play.
Chief of Police Lominlck when congratulated
upon the order which was observed,
said the credit was not due the
!police force; that he wanted it placed
' where it belonged?with the psople of
I Constable W. P. Beard and ex-Sherj
iff Corley, of Lexington, who are accompanying
the campaign party, were
ion the stand.
There were some visitors from other
counties, and these were welcomed
by County Chairman Dominick. Some
of these visitors Were supporters of
Governor Blease and some of them
: ryo-o opponents of Governor Blease.
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Bruhl, assistant attorney general. A
very small per cent, of the crowd,
however, was from beyond the borders
of the county.
The speeches of the gubernatorial
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A report of the speeches of the other
candidates will be found in another
County Chairman Dominick said he
was glad to see such a large and representative
audience from a county
that could boast that all three of the
gubernatorial candidates were natives
of Newberry. He also welcomed cordially
those from adjoining counties,
who, he said were South Carolinians
iand had a right to be here. He said
lit was unnecessary to ask a Newberry
J audience to be orderely, and nothing
! less was expected of the strangers
within Newberry's gates. He said or!
der would be preserved, but he hoped
!the ample arrangements which had
been made for enforcing order would
prove to have been unnecessary. He
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spectful to the audience, remembering
j that they were before a crowd of good
I Newberry citizens?as good people as
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Got. Blease's Address.
Governor Blease began his address
by a reference to the card which the
then ministers ot Aewoerry naa pudlished
against him in the campaign of
four years ago, and asked where they
were today. "Where," he said, "are
some of the people who have stood
upon the street corners of Newberry
and cursed and abused me and tried
to keep me from going forward in the
world and making a success for myself
and a success for my county?
Where are some of them today? Is.
what condition are their brains and
tongues, and in what financial c'ondi
tion are some of them today? As for
me, thank God, I stand here today
&6 governor of the proudest State in
the American Union." He said, with
the exception of a little throat trouble,
he stood here healthy, strong and robust,
in sight almost of the ste3ple of
the church where he was taught to
say, "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall
not want," and in sight of the old chimney
which holds the fire-place where
he was taught to say, "Now -I lay me
down to sleep," and he said he stood
as the (representative of his people, as
one who had succeeded, as one who
had written for the first time on the
records of South Carolina the name of
a Newberry boy as her chief executive.
" 'They' have said much," said Governor
Blease. "Who is 'they,' with
their slanders and vituperation? 'They'
said that the blind tigers of Newberry
built Ed Jones, Ira B. Jones's,
brother, a dewlling house. 'They' said
that Sam B. Jones, another brother,
got so badly in debt that they closed
him up with a distress warrant because
he wouldn't pav his store rent,
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pn^ a township bond deal of railroads
o. ir in Lancaster county. 'They' said
that Ira B. Jones made a fortune in r
transaction at the Hale gold mine over
in Kershaw county. If you are going
to take 'they say,' then 1 am willing
to put the record of the Blease family
against the Joneses any day that God
lets his sun rise and lets the honest
people be the judge."
The governor said he had lived in
Xewberrv 42 years, ana mere wasn't
a man in it that could present him
with a bill for one five cents that he
owed him. He had always paid his
honest debts, he said, and owed nothing
to any man except to love him as
a brother and a man. He had lived
among these people and they knew
him when he was a boy working in
his father's livery stable, and there
| he had unhitched and cared for the
j horses of many of those present on
this occasion. "What hurts the other
crowd," he said, "is that a little boy
with a little cheap straw hat, with a
little homespun shirt, with-a little pair
of copperas breeches, and with a pair
of brogan shoes, has walked out of
that livery stable at Newberry and has
taken the patent-leather- shoes, the
boiled shirt, and the frock-coat aristocracy,
. and whipped them to a finish,
and they can't help it."
The governor's remarks in regard to
Mr. Hush Renwick were as fellows:
"T1 3-o ? vrn? "nan in the county
r an ei Hugh Rewho^is^a^tep
son of Mr. Ira B. Jones' sister. Mr.
Hugh Renwick told a gentleman that
i Cole. Blease had appointed a man to
go to Oklahoma to bring a man back to
South Carolina who was a brother-inlaw
of the man he was going for, and
' that Blease had gone to work, in order
to keep that man from being brought
back, and sent a man out there who
: he knew wouldn't bring him back.
, Now, Hugh Renwick is a son of Dr.
Renwick, who married Ira B. Jones'
j sister. Now, I am going to prove to
you that Hugh Renwick told a lie. I
am tracing the Jones family right
I alone: in this whole transaction."
The governor then presented and
read the following telegram which he
had sent to W. H. Newbold, attorney
for Luther Boozer, he said, at Ches;
"Newberry, S. Car., Aug. 13, 1912.
"W. H. Newbold, Chester, S. Car.?
Who suggested that Derrick be sent to
Okla. for Perry.
"Cole. L. Blease."
And the following reply:
"Chester, S. C., Aug. 13, 1912.
"Gov. Cole. L. Blease, Newberry, S.
Car.?Solicitor Henry, Sheriff Calwn,
Luther Boozer and myself agreed Derrick
proper man to send for Perry in
Oklahoma. You sent him at our request
W. H. Newbold, J
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JUDGE IRA B. JONES.
the country that he had tried to keep
Luther Boozer from getting this
man Perry that killed Mr. Boozer's
son, and he wanted the people of
Newberry to see the affidavit of Derrick,
who had been sent to Oklahoma
at the request of those named in the
telegTam he had read, in order to show
the falsity of the charge:
"Ridge Spring, s. u., July 61, iyiz.
j'To His Excellency, Hon. Cole. L.
P,lease, Governor of South Carolina.?
Dear S;r: In reply to your letter of
Julv 30th, 1912. Desire to say, the
iran h:ld under arrest at McAllister,
Oklahoma, was not W. E. Perry and
that no person or persons whatsoever
attempted to influence me improperly
for or against this man and that it
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I knew my duty, went to McAllister
determined to do it, and did it. For
six years I have been especially anxious
to capture this man> and would
let no consideration deter me should
the opportunity offer. The rumor is
"Yours very respectfully,
"M. B. Derrick,
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"STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
"COUNTY OF SALUDA.
"Personally came M. B. Derrick,
who, being duly sworn, says that he
was appointed special agent of the
State of South Carolina, and that he
proceeded to McAllister, Oklahoma,
and upon arriving there, he found the
party who had been arrested under
the name of W. E. Perry, for having
killed the son of one Luther Boozer, at
Chester, S. C., some years ago; that
he went there at the request of the
said Luther Boozer and the Chester
authorities, as the said Perry had
boarded with him (Derrick) for some
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LAURENS GIVES BLEASE
A BIG DEMONSTRATION
CROWD WON'T PERMIT JUDGE TO
Peeples and Earle in Keply to Question
Declare for Governor Blease.
Laurens, Aug. 14.?Two candidates
for attorney general, Messrs. Peeples
and Earle, today publicly declared
themselves supporters of Governor
Blease for re-election, according to
the interpretations put on their state
ments by the large Blease audience at
the State campaign meeting here. This
was one interesting development in
the political situation.
Another feature of today's meeting
was this declaration made by Governor
Blease: "I. don't need Tillman's endorsement.
I have proven, in the last
nineteen months I'm as well qualified
to be governor as Tillman or anybody
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The gathering today was overwhelmingly
and typically Blease, as was to
be expected, and the governor was inspired
by the presence of so great a'
number of his supporters and their
frequent outbursts of wild enthusiasm.
The hotter the governor's words,
the louder was the yelling,
many of his friends becoming frantic \
with delight at Governor Blease's denunciatory
deferences to Judge Jones
and others whom he classed among his
Jones Often Interrupted.
Judge Jones was accorded only a i
fairly respectful hearing. While he j
managed to make his speech, a number
of men in the crowd persisted in an
noying him with such remarks as:
"We don't want to hear you." "Sit
down," "Take him out," and so forth.
There were also frequent hurrahs for
Blease while Judge Jones was speaking.
The climax came when Judge Jones
endeavored to make a categorical re
ply to Governor Blease, at the conclusion
of the latter's speech. This the
crowd would not permit, despite
ttie cnairman s enoris to uuiam uiuei.
Judge Jones arose, prepared to make
his reply, but gave up the attempt in
view of the determined howling of the
pespite the presence of Sheriff John
D. Owings, Chief of Police W. S. Bagwell
and a number of special policemen
scattered through the crowd, only
a semblance of order was preserved
j during the greater part of Judge
This is the home county of Col. J.
H. Wharton, candidate for railroad
commissioner, and the colonel receiv-,
ed literally a warm reception, the in- I
tensity of which was greatly increased
by his rudely, if unintentionally, disturbing
a nest of yellow jackets, which
had made their nome near ine speaK.er's
stand. The colonel quickly |
"ducked" into a nearby friendly bush, I
thereby ridding himself of his unwel-!
come admirers. The experience merely j
served to sharpen the colonel's wit and I
enabled him to draw another laugh j
when he referred to the incident in his j
There were two "lost" children in j
the crowd today, both girls, but the j
exhibition ot tne tots on me siauu w<xt>
the means of- prompt restoration to
their rightful owners.
Second Largest Audience.
The meeting was hetld in a grove on
East Main street, on the same spot
where occurred the exciting incident
in connection with the Lyon-Evans
race in 1910. County Chairman John
M. Cannon, who presided, referred to
that affair in his preliminary remarks |
today. Mr. Cannon urged the audience '
to give each speaker a respectful hear
ing, calling attention to reports that
trouble was expected at the Laurens
meeting. The chairman repeated his
exhortation several times during the
speaking and while at times consider- i
able disorder prevailed, there was
nothing to indicate that it was malicious
About three thousand persons, including
perhaps two hundred ladies,
heard the candidates today. This was
next to the largest crowd of the pres(corTiru^p
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GOVERNOR SPOKE AT
WAS PRESENTED WITH A BEAUTIFUL
Other Candidates Made Short Address- #
es?Crowd of 1,200 People Was
Willowbrook park was the scene of
the gathering of about 1,200 people On
Tuesday night, when Gov. Blease delivered
an address, and three of the
other candidates for State offices delivered
short addresses, and a beautiful
loving cup was presented to Governor
Governor Blease promised some time
ago that he would address the people
at Willowbrook park on Tuesday night,
arid at the meeting on Tuesday morning
an invitation was extended to any
ui tue omer aiaie ca-iuuiuaies wuu cresired
to do so, to attend and deliver
Messrs. Thos. H. Peeples, candidate
for attorney general, and S. T. Carter,
candidate for State treasurer, were introduced
first by Chairman Fred. H.
Dominick and made short and happy
Gov. Blease was then introduced and
was enthusiastically received by the
big crowd. Loud and prolonged cheering
greeted him, and it was some little
time before he could begin his address.
The governor expressed his sincere
appreciation of the support giv^ri hin
in the past by the mill workers of
Newberry. If it had not been for the i
"Newberry mill boys," he said, he
would never had been in the South
Carolina legislature as a representative
from Newberry county; he would
never have heen in the senate from this
county, and if it had not been for their
endorsement in the past he would
never have been governor of the
proudest State in the American Union.
Gov. Blease spoke feelingly of the
magnificent reception! he had received
in Newberry, and said his reception
here had said to the other counties of
South Carolina that those who had
slandered him were contemptible falsi
Gov. Blease spoke of his reception
in other counties' of the State with a
great deal of pride, saying that' even
the Newberry reception was tame as
compared with what he had received
in some of the other counties.
The governor paid a high tribute to
Supt J. Marion Davis and to President
Z. F. Wright, of the Newberry
cotton mills. He referred to Col. J.
Marion Davis' appointment as quarter
master general uu uie gu*ciuui 5 siau,
and he referred to Mr. Wright as his
school-mate and friend and "your
friend." He congratulated the mill
management and the employes upon
beai/tiful Willowbrook park.
The governor said he had heard that
it was being circulated that he was
going to prevent the executon of Sam
Boozer, the negro condemned to death
for murder in the killing of Mr. Gilliam,
on Jno. C. Hipp's Old Town
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! ini the supreme court on appeal, and
he had had nothing to do with it, and
had now nothing to do with it. "If the
t supreme court grants him a new trial
i I can't help it," he said, "but if the x
[supreme court doesn't grant him a'
j new trial he is as certain to die in the
! electric chair as Tench Boozer is to
live to turn on the current." -v.I
At the conclusion of the governor's
|pddr?ss he was presented with several
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handsome bouquets, brought to the
stand by little girls.
The loving cup presented to Governor
Blease by friends and supporters
was lovely in workmanship and dejsign.
It was engraved as follows:
Governor Cole. L. Blease
from friends and supporters
jvewderry, s. u.
"Of what should a man be proud if *
he is not proud of his friends."
At" the request of the donors, the
presentation was made by Mr. Jno. K.
Aull at the conclusion of the governor's
address. Mr. Aull said:
"Gov. Blease, I have the honor to
I present to you tonight a token of the
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Newberry. You have lived and labored
and lo^ed and served among these