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might not be a shortage at certain
boxes will be recalled, and it will
also be recalled that one of my opponents
laughted at me, saying I was
making charges because I saw defeat
staring me in the face.
When it appeared on the face of the
newsDaDer returns that I had a ma
jority of the votes cast, and had
without doubt been renominated for
a second term, the cry of fraud was
immediately raised, even in the face of
the facts 1 have *oove recited. Tne
first cry of fraud was based on a .seeming
discrepancy between the vote for
governor and the vote for United
States senator and other State officers,
which at first was paraded by the
newspapers as something like 20,000,
notwithstanding the fact that the
newspapers must have known that the
vote for governor was almost complete,
and that the vote in the races
for other State officers was far from
complete, Anderson, at that time, for
instance, not having reported its vote
for United States senator. To one
who took the care to study the re
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turns even tor a mo mem, mc ausumity
of this charge as a basis for fraud
^as easily apparent, and, of course,
this matter was only urged in order
to incite the people and prepare them
for other charges to be made, and as
soon as its absurdity became apparent
on its face, it was dropped. Then
came as a basis for the charge of
fraud the fact that the vote was some
34,000 in excess of the vote in the primary
two years ago. This was persistently
urged. Mr.JWilliam Murchison,
of Dillon, requested a statement
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iron) ivir. jl. i/cmct i/uiauu, u*aww.
of the census, as to the number of
white males in South Carolina 21
years of age and over, as returned by
the censuses of 1890, 1900 and 1910.
Mr. Durand's statement was published
in the Columbia State, and showed:
Total white males 21 years of age
and over in South Carolina?1910,
165,769; 1900, 130,375; 1890, 102,657.
Mr. Durand said: "You will note that
these figures include the foreign-born
1 1 mov n Of
wnne maies wuu iua?, ui
be voters, but, as their numbers are
small, it would not materially affect
Basing the estimate upon the figures
lor 1890, 1900 and 1910, and figuring
upon the increase in the two decades
included, the number of white males
in South Carolina 21 years of age and
over for 1912 is placed at about 174,000.
The total vote cast in the first
primary cn August 27 was about 140,000,
which leaves a margin of about
34,000 white males over 21 years of
age in South Carolina at tbis time
who did not participate in the primary.
It has been shown that in Chester
county, where the votes of the two
candidates for governor were about
equal, the increase in Chester's vote
over 1910 was 30 per cent., and "no
protest or contest was filed with the
(Chester) committee when they met
and tabulated the returns and declared
the results." In calculations which
have been made, it is shown that Aii-i
Person, one of the strongest Blease
counties, had an increase of 26 per
cent; Orangeburg, strong for Jones,
an increase of 37 per cent; Greenville,
for Jones, the unprecedented increase
of 76 per cent.; Spartanburg,
for Blease, increase 23 per cent; |
Charleston, strong: for Jones, increase
40 per cent. These calculations were
based upon the figures furnished by j
the Columbia State of August 31, in
which the increase for the State was
shown to be about 31 per cent.
The subcommittee of the State executive
committee has as its chairman
a man whose political activities in i
South Carolina during the past several
years have been particularly bitter,
anal whose personal and political hostility
to me is too well known to naed i
comment. He nas on his side a ma-!
jority of his subcommittee, notwithtKft
rvrnntinn in nnntoctc r>f tViic
iiUlUUIUg IUC piavtiv/t- iu vuu i-V/Owo vi uuo
kind is that when a candidate on the
face of the returns has a nomination
that candidate is entitled to a majority
of the investigating committee on
fraud charges, and the contestant is _
\ entitled only to a minority, or, at i
least, only to an equal share of the
committee. This subcommittee has delayed
its first meeting, for one reason
or another, until next Tuesday, which
is four weeks after the first primary;
and only six weeks before the general
election. In the meantime, in vioia- j
Cion of th constitution and rules of the i
party, no results have been declared
nor any second primary ordered in
those races for State officers in which j
"there is not even the shadow of a contest.
The chairman of the subcommittee,
in refusing to meet in Columbia
on last Monday, at the urgent request
of three members of his committee,
said there were as yet nj
charges or a tangiDie nature to ue investigated.
I have said nothing up to this time
because I had believed that there
would be some reasonable end to the
matter. But further silence on my
part, fn face of the imminent peril in I
vhich the Democratic party of ourj
State has been placed by the execu-;
tive committee, and the subcommittee;
thereof, might be misconstrued as!
acquiescence on my part. The peo-;
pie are becoming restive. There'
looms before them the black cloud of j
negro particpation in our politics and :
of negro balance of power, breaking!
down the barriers which we threw
up in 1ST6, and which all true white
men have since placed above all personal'
consideration. I now call upon
Jshe- State- Democratic executive committee
for action and that its dilatory
tactics in a partisan cause cease.
As the representative of a large
majority of the white voters of South
Carolina, I call upon the committee
speedily to assembly and settle this
question according to law and according
to practice, according to truth and
according to honesty. It may be the
purpose, or it not tne purpose, u uiaj
be the desire of the majority of che
committee, to attempt to besmirch
and to taint my title as the candidate
of the Democratic party of South
Carolina, but I call upon the committee
to remember that if such be its
purpose, it must be carried out
against the expressed wishes of over
72,000 of the white voters cf a State
which has ever held to the tenets of
and lasts M
hats are so
lection of ]
shown in W
ft 1 1 '
a free ballot and a fair count, when
there was white man pitted against
I believe in the primary as the
means of giving the masses of our
people a right to speak in their own
government. I regard as enemies of
| the white government of our State
j those who would attempt arbitrarily
to defeat it. I want it upheld. But
can the actions of the subcommittee
I of the State executive committee be
! tolerated hv the free white voters of
our State? Are they not bringing into
jeopardy and into fearful risk the
continuance of our primary system?
For, above all systems of election and
above all candidates under those sys!
tems, should be placed truth and integrity
and honesty, and fair and
square dealing between man and
man, and when an arbitrary course of
action <is injected into a system
which is contrary to these princples,
and injected by those who are the
custodians of that system, the system
itself is in peril of its life, and the
only remedy which can save it is a
return to the standards of justice.
I call'upon, the committee to meet
together, in the interest of the white
Democracy of South Carolina, obey
tutiAn r\f + Vl ?1 T\0 T*t V ond ri O
IUC tUUOlllUtlVil VI tll\/ |/ua vj . wuU uv
clare the results of the primary.
In writing this appeal, I feel that I
have performed my duty as a citizen
of the State and a member of the
Democratic party. I rejoice that I
have the courage, the loyalty and devotion
to the Democrats of this State,
who have fought, for me to lead them
in whatever direction and course that
they shall advise or wish in the protection
of their right to vote for the
candidates of their choice, and have |
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p,ucn VOte Qeciareu ill <ii;^;uiuauv;c wnu ,
the constitution ana rules of the party,
and in accordance with the true '
result of the vote, and to resent any [
wrongs which may be attempted to be '
done them. '
Cole. L. Blease.
Columbia, September 19.
GEX. jr. L. BONHAM FAVORS j
IMMEDIATE DECLARATION t
Chairman of Anderson County is in1*
Favor of Declaring the Recent \
Anderson Intelligencer, 20th. ]
General Milledge L. Bonham, chair- j1
nan of the Anderson Democratic exe- ;
cutive committee, is in favor of declar:ng
the result of the recent election 1
for State officers and for United (
States senator and is of the opinion j
that this would tend to the re-uniting 1
of the people of South Carolina and .
would be for the maintenance of the
unity of the Democratic party in this
State and insure the rule of the *vhit*' j
people. He believes that any charges
of fraud should be investigated and
the guilty ones punished by the proper
authorities, but has publicly ex
pressed the conviction that the recent
primary should be announced upon the
face of the returns.
In an interview which Gen. Boniiam
kindly granted the Intelligencer yes- j
terdav afternoon the present situation I
j was freely discussed. Gen. Bonham
; stated that he had no objection to his
position being known in the matter.
Gen. Bonham has written a personal
i letter to John Gary Evans, chairman
I of the State executive committee, in
j which his views as to the reeent primary,
the situation in this county and
the belief that it would be best to declare
the election, are fully set out.
The gist of the letter is contained in
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the exclusive interviews seiuug uu>.
Gen. Bonham's position in this issue
of the Intelligencer, but the wording
of the letter was not sought as it was
in the nature of a personal document
and did not come from Gen. Bonham
in his official capacity. Gen. Bonham,
emphatically stated, however, that the
Intelligencer might publish his views
throughout if it so desired.
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Tne county cnairmaii siuitru a.i uic
outset that he was for peace and for
the welfare of the community and the
i State and those who know him will
.igice tLat this is Ills sole object i.i
>11 P. UJri?T.
;u ot iiaumi
:ill every one of thi
Id-over one tbousai
ne rain or shine. J
Fine Millinery has
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4 Fall Quarts, ? $4.50 8 1
6 Full Quarts, $6.50 12 1
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presenting his views to the State.
chairman and to the public. "The fun-1
iomental thing," stated Gen. Boniam,
"is the maintenance of the unity.
)f the Democratic party in this State
ind of the white people." Gen. Bon*
lam is sorry tnat Diuerness caislcu
luring the recent contest and wishes
:cr the people to set aside all prejulice
and forget the past.
"The result of the primary should be
leclared as soon as possible after the
committee aeain meets," added Gen.
Bonhara. "Upon the face of the results
those elected should be so declared.
Then let the proper persons
;o ahead and investigate if they wish,
md if illegal voters are found prosecute
"The object now should be to pro;ect
the primary from abuses in the
Juture. Let every safeguard be placed
jy the Democratic primary, but let
:hat not interfere with, the election
:hat has already been held."
Gen. Bonham believes that his views
ire the general views of representa'
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;ive citizens wiin wnom ue xius uxmcu
md that it is the pulse of this county,
[n setting forth his views he believes
tie is reflecting tfye sentiment of those
ivho have the interests of the county
ind State at heart.
So far as this county is concerned
the matter is out of tne hands of the
county executive committee, stated
Sen. Bonhani. When the subcommittee
was recently continued at the session
of the whoie committee the smaller
committee was ordered to report to
the State committee. Gen. Bonham,
in his official capacity is, therefore,
not aware of any of the work that has
been done by the suDcommntee, save
what came out before the recent session
of the whole committee.
It was rumored on the streets of
Anderson yesterday that a prominent
member of the subcommittee had stated
that there were irregularities in
this county but no evidence of fraud
itself. Another member of the committee
has positively stated that there
was no fraud in this county, but there
were some irregularities as there are
in every county in every primary election.
ricm Rnnham mnrtp It main in his
statement to the Intelligencer that his
letter to the State chairman is written
in the spirit of explaining to the
State chairman the feeling of this
county and the general opinion of
what would be best for the State and
not in any spirit of having any "axe
to grind." It is expected that for this
reason the letter from Gen. Bonham
will have much weight with the
J Democratic State chairman. This
| county is tne principal county at
which the charges of "fraud" were
! hurled by many t:ot in touch with the
' real situation.
Now is the time to subscribe to The
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TO DELINQUENT TAX PAYERS.
The delinquent tax payers for 1911,
for county, town and State, must settle
at once, or execution will be enforced.
M. M. Buford,
September 9, 1912.
Only a Fire Hero
hut the crowd cb^ered. as. with burned
hands, he held up a small round box,
"Fellows!" he shouted, wthis Bucklen'e
Arnica Salve I hold, has everything
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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
British and American Mortgage Company,
Sidney B. Aull, The Whittaker-Harvey
Company, E. A. Beall & Company,
Coe-Mortimer Company, The
Bank of Columbia, South Carolina
Loan and Trust Company, J. J.
- n^-n.? rm
Langrora, tne oouiuem ouiwu wn
Company, Mercer S. Bailey and
William J. Bailey, as partners under
the firm name of M. S. Bailey
& Son, Defendants.
Pursuant to an order of the court
herein, I will sell to the highest bidder
before the court house at Newberry,
South Carolina, within the legal
hours of sale, on Monday, the 7th day
of October, 1912, the same being saleday,
the following property, to wit:
All that tract or plantation of land
I citnat.i and heine in TownshiD No. 5,
said State air! county, containing one
hundred and ninety-two and onehalf
(192 1-2) acres, more or less,
bounded on the north by lands of Mrs.
S. B. Aull, east by lands of Mrs. S. B.
Aull and W. E. Merchant, south by
lands of Joseph Epting, and west by
lands of Joseph Epting.
Terms of sale: Onethird of the puri
r.hase monev to be paid in cash, the
balance in two equal annual instalments,
with interest from day of sale
at the rate of seven per cent, per a:ii
books to exchanj
bring them now,
old books on or
j time and worry
Books and Supp]
Books sold for
BETTER GOODS AT
"THE HOUSE OF A
Removed with MOLESC
no matter haw large, or h<
face of the skin. And th<
trace or scar ^*ill be left,
rectly to the MOLE or W,
pears in about six days, k
the skin smooth and natui
MOLESOFF is put up c
Each bottle is neatly p^ckec
full directions, and contains em
| tfcn ordinary MOLES or WAR'
- ?AiTAD avttpp ;f ;
| ct puaiLivc uumxiiii *. ** i
WART, we will promptly refui
num, the credit portion to be secured
by bond of the purchaser and mortgage
of the premises sold; the bond
and mortgage to contain a stipulation
for ten per cent, attorney's fee in case
the same shall be collected by suit or
put in the hands of an attorney for
collection; with option to fhe purchaser
to anticipate payment in whole
or in part; purchaser to pay for papers
and recording same.
H. H. Rikard, *
Master Newberry County.
September 12, 1912.
NOTICE TO POLICY HOLDERS.
All persons having insurance in the
Farmers Mutual Insurance association
of Newberry county are forbidden to
put seed cotton in any building or on
the piazza of any building in which
people live. According to Section 12
of by-laws, passed by board of directors,
January 11, 1912, as follows:
Resolved, That storage of seed cotton
in occupied dwelling houses insured
in this association is prohibited
after first day of September, 1912. Such
storage will have the effect of anull|
ing the policy.
R. T. C. Hunter,
L. I. Epting, President.
Agent. 9-9-1 taw-td
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
By Frank M. Schumpert, Esquire, Probate
wtittipas Maggie L. Livingston
hath made suit to me to grant her
letters of administration of the estate
of and effects of Mrs. Rebecca J.
THESE ARE THEREFORE to cite
, and admonish all and singular the
kindred and creditors of the. said Mrs.
Rebecca J. Thompson, deceased, that
! they be and appear before me, in the
| court of probate, to be held at Newberry,
S. C., on the 16th day of September,
next after publication therej
of, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, to
lohrmr Mufifl. if any they have, why the
said administration should not be
GIVEN under my Hand, this 28th
day of August, Anno Domini, t9i2.
k Frank M. Schumpert,?
J. P. N. C.
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>w far raised about the sur*y
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MOLESOFF is applied di- f
\RT, which entirely dissapillinflr
the firerm and leaving.
>rily in One Dollar Bottles.
1 in a plain case, accompanied by
3ugh remedy to remove eight or
rs. We sell MOLESOFF under
t fails to remove your MOLE or
tid the dollar.
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Every day we see YOUNG men and
women -vho have grown prematurely grev.
They immediately fall into the "Old
Age" class, because grey hairs are 10
closely associated WITH OLD AGE.
It is extremely discomforting and huxnil* _
iating to be bald?to be grey when the
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the young men so marred?the young man
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ral hair in its full bloom of health and
I NATURAL COLOR, and shabby look- J.
ing grey and faded hair.
Give nature a chance. If she is encour*
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you a head of hair that you will be proud oi
Give it to her. Use ?
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