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P=beUev?% ;it: ii'.cn. tii:s v. i I do inucn
towards stopping 'in- can-} ing of pis .
tols so fively, and will possibly sav?
the lives of some ol' our people. If
you will watch your criminal courts,
you will see that most of the- people!
. who meet violent deaths are killed:
f with these little cheap pistols that are:
carried continuously in the pockets of
the crap shooter, the blind tiger and
1 respectfully recommcnd that you1
pass an act requiring every detective,
or so-called detective, operating in this !
State, to register his name with the I
secretary of state and require him to
secure a license and to pay a license
fee for carrying on his trade withinj
the State; that you also require everyj
i detective bureau,e or so-called det-:c->
f tive bureau or agency, to register the
name of each and every person who ;
L is working for it, and make each and \
r every one of them pay a license, and
make it a misdemeanor for any man i
to ply the trade of detective in the:
State without such license. We have
T?pr>nlp running: around over this State j
Jf - ^ acting
as detectives, carrying pistols
in their pockets,- without commissions
and without authority of law. It is
not unusual for them to say they are
hired by the intendant or mayor of
some town and claim that that makes;
them detectives and gives them a li"V
cense to violate the law in going
around armed. Such lcenses imposed
as I have suggested would be a source
of revenue to the State; would not do
anybody any harm; would make these
people realize that there is a law,
when they operate in this State, they I
must obey, and, I believe, would re-\
suit in good.
^ Editors and Reporters.
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ft I respectinny . ecu-auueim i.uai.
pass an act making it a "misdemeanor;
v -foi: any newspaper editor, reporter, j
or correspondent to promulgate, make j
^ or publish^false report of the speech
of any person who is a candidate fori
L any county, State or national office, j
f I make this recommendation because!
ic frettine to be a common occur- j
rence for a newspaper reporter to fol-1
low a state campaign^ or to attend a
meeting somewhere, -and make a false
report of the speech of a candidate by
reporting just enough of his remarks
to give the false impression desired, j
or by omitting just enough to create j
the false impression; and then, when'!
the candidate sends In a correction.;
giving the speech as it was, the editor.
sits in his sanctum and says that!
newspaper courtesy forbids him from
publishing it because its publication |
?>,nnn n brother editor or
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brother reporter. If you will make it j
a misdemeanor punishable by imprlsonment
without the alternative of a;
fine, for any reporter, editor or corre- j
spondent to treat a man in this manner,
you will put a stop to much of
the attempted defilement of reputation, j
much of the vileness that is car- i
ried on through the newspapers in our
South -Carolina campaigns.
I further recommend that you pass;
an act to the effect that when any j
newspaper publishes a statement in:
regard to any person that is injurious,!
that when that person sends to the!
paper a correction of said report, the j
editor or manager of the paper be re- I
quired to publish said correction in'
the same column of the same page, '
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and wiiii as icn gc ucaunuvu w._ ? (
original article appeared wherein the
person was misquoted or misrepresented.
Now, gentlemen, I believe no man
has suffered more from newspaper attacks
and newspaper unfairness than
I have. I am proud to say I can suffer
from this no longer. The people j
know that what they see in the newspapers
about me they can not believe
until they see it over my own signature.
My private life and my public
acts have been so continuously falsi
fie-d by the press of South Carolina, in
such a malicious and cowardly man-!
ner, that the people of my State know i
such attacks are entiled to no cred-;
ence whatever, and the people have j
proclaimed them cowardly and ma-j
licious falsehoods by re-electing me j
governor in the face of the most fear- j
ful tirade of vituperation, falsehood
and abuse ever heaped upon one man
i* one, or even in many, campaigns.
I ean no longer be affected by it, one!
way or the other; but others are to
fallow me, and are they to be made
Buffer a? I have been made suffer? It
may have been in the past, or it "may
in the future, the fate of some of
79U to have a wilful and malicious j
Misrepresentation of you or your renarks
prominently displayed in a
mewspaper, and the correction, if published
at all, placed under miniature
keadlin-es on an inside page where |
*?body -will ever see it. 16 that fair?
J\ la it not a matter which ought to be
' remedied by law? j
Gentlemen, you have the right and
tke power to apply the remedy in mattens
of this kind, and I urge you, earnestly,
to do co.
of Jiulircv by the People.
J respectfully recommend that you
submit to the people of this State such
constitutional amendment or amendments
as may be necessary to place
the election of all our judges?su
?in ih-> hands
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of the people.
Xo doubt this recommendation will
be met with strong position from
the politicians, but it is right, and
whether you let it pass your body of
not it will be made an issue in the
politics and policy of this State, and
will prevail; therefore you might as
well take for yourselves the honor and
the credit of having given to the people
the better system.
Yon will be met with the argument
that this will never do; that the legis
lature is better qualified to elect judges
than the people are. Who elected
the legislature? Who elected the president
of the United States? Who elected
the United States senators from
South Carolina, the congressmen, the
governor, and all State and county
officers? The people. Then why
should not the people be allowed to
elect their judges? Do you conte.i-i
that the legislature is more competent
to elect than the people are? During
the last session of the legislature many
of you w-re. in that class, "the people*
" Y.*^rr> vnti nnt ms iTitellisrent and
as well Qualified to vote for ft judge
iben as y9u are now? Does your election
to the legislature make you any
mere intelligent or any better qualified
to exercise the high right of suffrage,
or, more specifically, better qualified
to vote for a certain lawyer to be a
judge? Certain gentlemen who were
members of the legislature at the last
session are now resting in the shades
of private life (and as to that fact,
with regard to some of them, I have
no regrets). They are now in the
class, "the people." Do you presume
for a moment they will admit they are
not now as well qualified to cast a bal1
"A ^ ~? ~ ~ A r*r\ r\ o
lot ior some i&wj'cr iui juugc a.o iutj
were a year ago when they were mem!
bers of your body? No, gentlemen; the
legislature is the people; you are of
the people, and the *act that you are
members of the legislature makes you
no more nor less qualified to vote for
a judge than if you were not- members
of the legislature; and, therefore, the
argument that the legislature is the
nlost competent to judge of the qualifications
of the judiciary absolutely
fails, and takes its place in the political
subterfuges now so common in
the politics of the nation. Oh! but we
are told there would be political "logrolling,"
political chicauery and
schoming for judgeships if judges
were chosen by the people. Well,
gentlemen, if it can t.e any worse than
it has been in the legislature of your
State for the past twenty years, tjien
God save our judgeships, and Gor save
the people in judgeship elections in
r>oTTi7inQ Tin vnn think that
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the opening in a hotel of headquarters,
where whiskey and cigars are kept, for
the use of members of the legislature,
can be made any worse if the judges
are elected by the people! Do you
think that judgeship headquarters, set
up in an office or in a hotel, sending
out 'a string of little cheap political
lobDyists, running around among the
members of the legislature, electioneering
to promote a man to the chief
justiceship of South Carolina, can be
made any worse if judges are elected
by the people? Do you think that a
combination to the effect that if A and
his friends will vote for B for the supreme
court, that B's friends and the
friends of C, "who is to be solicitor,
will vote for B for supreme court and
for A for circuit judge then their
friends will-help C to be solicitor?
do you think, gentlemen, any greater
or worse or more involved combination
than that can be made, or any
more petty politics can be played than
the working of a combination like
that, if judges are elected by the people?
Understand, gentlemen, nobody
charges that such things have ever
been done. Oh, no I I would not think
of making such a charge. We have too
high a judiciary. But I ask you if it
has ever been done, can the people become
involved in a co?nbination in a
judgeshp election that will surpass it?
Again, if E will do all he can for D
to be judge, D will do all he can to
help 0 be solicitor. Is that a politi?
cat COEUDIU&UUM, UI (.uai nig" pvjiitica
itt Judgeship elections by the legislature.
No, gentlemen, the people
are entitled to a voice and a vote in
tike election of their judges, and I &m
appealing to you to give the people
that right; and whether I ever run for
another political office or not, I will
be invited to make speeches somewhere,
at some time, and whatever
gathering I may address in the future
I shall ask the people of this State
to take this question under consideration,
and ask thorn, if you do not give
| them this right, to demand that the
men who run for the legislature in
I their counties next time pledge them|
lelvee one way or the other upon thi?
ail- important, question.
Why should ill** judge? b- above
tin' people? Tin y, too, are of the people;
they are human br ings; they are j
subject to the same temptations, the!
same passions and the same desires!
as other men are. And why is it that
our judges are not reverenced today
as they once wen ? I recall when
.Joseph B. Kershaw, William H. Wallace,
A. P. Aldrich, Thomas B. Fraser,
the elder, and men of that calibre came!
ro our town in the years gone by, the!
old men and the young men, as the j
judge would walk across the square,!
would raise their hats as they said,;
i "Good morning," or "Good evening,
j Judge." Sonii times you would see an
old fellow go up with tears in his eyes
to one of these men, to say, "Howdy,
General"?some old soldier who had
fought under him in the face of the
cannon?and you could see the intense
love and devotion the whole people
had for their judges. Is it so today?
If not, why not?
It may be argued that you will get1
better judges by letting the legislature;
elect. Well, gentlemen, 1 will not ex-j
pr;s? myself upon this?I might be J
called a partisan?but I refer you to f
the list of judges and to the decisions ;
of our coruts, and let you pass upon
that for yourselves. You would have,
to raise the salaries, if you want im-1
prov-ment in th? judiciary, and you;
should raise the salaries of judges, because
almost any lawyer, even practici
i ing in a small county seat, can make;
as much money as the salary you pay
i one of your circuit or supreme court |
I judges. But I have always heard it.
said that lawyers' fees are paid by the j
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aouiiy me lawyers uibi?ja>.
This is a living issue, gentlemen; it I
is one for you to meet; and I beg you 1
you to give the people an opportunity |
: to pass upon it for themselves, and to
, say whether they want to elect their j
judges or not. You can only pass an |
i act submitting the constitutional;
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j amendment to the people, and if they j
do not want it they can vote it down, j
j But I guarantee you, if you submit it1
| to them, that instead of two-thirds;
j of the people voting to take this pow|
er into their hands, the vote for it will
j be well-nigh unanimous. And I be- J.
: lieve that some of our present supreme 1
court and circuit judges would' welcome
the change, because they would
; not fear to face the people of their
! State, standing upon any decision they
' * .
have made in any case, knowing their
decisions have been intelligent and
made fro?n an honest heart; and they
j are willing to abide by any decision the
people may make.
Illness of Judges.
; I respectfully recommend that you
I pass an act requiring the chief justice
of the supreme court to have in his
j hands the certificate of a firstclass,
reputable physician, that any circuit
judge who is to be excused from holding
his courts, and another appointed
in his place, on account of illness, is
in such condition that he is unable j
to hold court; and that no special
judge be appointed to act for any regular
judge unless such certificate is
in the hands of the chief justice.
As a matter of fact, I think when
any public official, whether he be a
State or other officer, reaches thatj
| point in his life, either jy reason of j
; age or as a result of illness, that he I
' hfnnmfv: incanacitated for the work of!
his office, he should resign and allow
! some one else to be appointed who
! can do the work and be a proper repj
resentative of the people, and not
! continuously hold on, even though incapacitated
and with no hope of'being
: restored to such health and manhood
' as will enable him to discharge the
| public duties he has been elected or
J appointed to discharge, and for the
['discharge of which he is drawing a
salary for which he is giving no return.
It is a delicate matter to ask
j him to resign; it is a much more deli|
cate matter to pass a resolution by
j two-thirds of your body requesting
'his removal; and it does seem to me
i that bis self-respect and his love for
! the people should cause him so to act
: that the people will not be reqr'>ed
to pay additional taxes to secure
somebody to do his work. It would
| be better for you to pass an act retiring
him upon a salary, and then put
some one in the position to do the j
j work, rather than continually to he :
picking up new men, with no exper- [
ience, temporarily to fill bis petition,)
often involving the most serious and
most important matters.
In conclusion, gentlemen, I desire to
call to your attention the reports of
the various State institutions and of
the various State officers, a? evidence,
' conclusive and indisputable, of South
1 Carolina's wonderful progress along
' material and educational lines. Hand
in hand together, the march of mater'
ial progress and the mental and mcrrj
' uplift of our people have gone steadily
forward. The figures show that dur
ing the past decade there has been a!
> -wonderful increase in our agricultural j
productions a'.d i?: our a in *1 manufacturing
interests; peace and a substantial
prosperity have blessed us. 1
New textile industries have sprung
up within the past year; those we already
had are flourishing, and we are
told that the record of this "industry
m South Carolina during the past year
has attracted the attention of investors
and business circles in the North," not
only on account of its material development,
but also on account of the
fine showing made in health and general
condition of the employees. We I
are told by the department or agriculture
that we have raised nearly 2,000,000
more bushels of corn this year
than ever before in the hi-tory of the
State, and that the cotton crop, while
smaller than that of the vear before,'I
will undoubtedly put morp money In I
the pockets of the fanners than did I
that exceptionally larg^ yield; that in j
the manufacturing activities of the!
State there has been a m .gnifieent increase
during the past year, both in
/^nrvitol invocto^ 5>nrl in tbp nf
manufactured product. In every phase |
of South Carolina's economic life, the j
year 1912 will rank as the very best j
year of all that have gone before, and j
in the higher activities of the life of j
our people thero has been the same |
Your attention is respectfully invit- J
ed to the reports of the different de- j
partments and institutions of the
State, which will be submitted to you,
giving in detail these facts which 11
have attempted only briefly to touch
upon in the way of the barest sum
You come to your deliberations, gentlemen,
with tbi0 fine* record of your
State behind you. There has been no
time in South Carolina in recent years
when constructive statesmanship, in
the interest of the peace and prosperity
of all the people of our commonwealth,
could be more productive or
more genuinely fruitful. South Carolina
today stands face to face with a
wonderful future; there stretches-out
before her a field of activity, as inviting
as it is limitless. You may, gentlemen,
by wise policies, coming from
minds and hearts consecrated to the
people's service, give impetus to this
magnificent advancement. Yours is a
high and.responsible position; you
t * - 1 _ A? J A ? +V. ? IrtTTTH
Helve Deen (I?lt?g<L(.eu tu uiazvc uic tana
for a people whose heritage is rich in
high purpose and in achievement, and
whose eyes are turned to a morning
of brilliant promise.
It is my earnest prayer that wise
counsels may guide you; and that your
session may take its place in South
Carolina's history as one in which every
purpose and vote was controlled
by consideration only for the best in
terests of all the people of our State.
God grant that this may be true.
Cole. L. Blease,
GOOH R<)AJ>S BILL.
Swanson Presents Measure for $25,000,000
Washington, Jan. 13.?What is probably
the most comprehensive good
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was filed-here today by Senator Swan- j
son of Virginia. It isi provided that
there shall be appropriated $25,000,000.
Upon the application to the director
of good roads of the department
of agriculture by the legislature!
of any State or other organizaation au- j
thorized to act, requesting national
aid in the improvement of any public
road, post road or rural delivery
route,-and upon showing that thei
State or other organization is prepared
to pay half the expenses of
proposed improvement or mainte
nance, and after the director has satis-1
fied himself that all necessary require-'
ments have been met, bids shall be
called for and opened if the amount
to be expended exceeds $5,000. The
total amount appropriated, $25,000,000,
shall be divided half in the ratio ;
which the State shall bear to the j
total population of the United States <
as shown by the last census, and the j
remaining one-half among the States
in the ratio which the mileage of star
routes and rural delivery routes of'
each State "shall bear to the total
mileage of star routes and rural de*
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livery rouies 01 me unnea ssuues a*>
shown by the records of the postoffice
department for July 1 precedings
such distribution. Not less than $100,000
would go to each State.
HOW HE GOT HEARST LETTERS
TT. W. Winkfleld langrhs at Report
He Got $84,000 For Them.
Chicago, Jan. 9.?William W. Wink'
field, the negro who was an employe
of the Standard Oil company, who assisted
in purloining the "Archbols letters
that eventually reached the public
through William Randolph Hearst,
told today how he "got in the deal."
^T> " SrV5*
IS IT PURE?PLENTIFUL?DEPENDA
Supply your home with all the pure, clear,
?direct from well or spring, by the Perry i
to collect slime, mud or rust. Compressed
under the pressure and in quantities voi
economical in operation, easily installed.
>'?u need it?then drawn fresh.
Call and Get Cor
WtUwI i ?r 'et US sen<* t0 ^ou" W5
I D ni's up-i jhic 3_)3n.jn v/i "uvv.
wijjEs 9 advantage than any other?is ju
for dr'.nking, kitchen, laundry, b;
H. B. WELL
she Whiskey s^s&Msmm
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gfm M B Pi C
t SvHsy e^oox wsmEi" c jLLLLmJ
TH E P
The great tonic and stimu
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orooK nave nau mucn to ao toward r
fine old whiskey in the world. For n
proved of real value to those who r
builder. When energy is lacking effi<
mellow whiskey like Sunny Brook, i
makes life worth living.
Sunny Brook is Bottled in I
with the Government Stamp showinj
straight natural whiskey, U. S. Stan
however, only assures purity, but not
Bond is genuine straight whiskey, but
whiskies. When yon select Sunny Br
then you know that in addition to t
by the greatest government on the Globe you 1
by the larsrest distiller* of fine whiskey in tfa
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I , r Send your e
?. B. GIBSON HARR1NG1
BROWN & HAGIN
F.vprv MofKftr Mnoi
King of Ex
She knows that for Croup, C
Gowan'b is external; it csntains
applied simply by rubbing on?
Physician's recommend Go wan's
Gowan's keeo it i
have been in the retail drug businei
which time I have sold as well as used,
I must say, however, that Gowan's P
have ever used or sold for the use for
it my duty as well as my pleasure to re
Petersburg, Va E.
I Buy a bottle to-day. All c
the country. Be prep;
GOWAN MEDICAL CO.
He ridiculed a report that $34,000 pi
was paid for the letters and brought th
into the story a new name, that off fr
Frank Morel!, who was an office boy co
and his file clerk in the office of the oil S(
said his connection with ln
the letters was partly accidental. He nc
caught Morell and Charles Stump, he
said, taking letter copy books from ,
the files one day after offices hours. .
This occurred in 1903 or 1904, he did
not remember which.
Morell and Stump, Winkiield declared,
were so startled when he confronted
them, that they promised to
"let him in on the deal" if he would
F. A. Dennison, Winkfield's attorney
explained that the reason his client
accepted this proposition was that the
Standard Oil company had refused to \
raise his salary although he had work- u>
ed for it seven years. a j
PURCHASE LANDS 6*
Forest Reserve Commissioners Buy se
45,000 Acres^-Some in Souik t)(
Washington, Jan. 8.?For the protection
of the Savannah river the na- '
tional forest reservation commission
today approved for purchase, uDder $
the Weeks law, 45,000 acres- of land in
Georgia and South Carolina along the
headwater tributaries of the river.
The Savannah is navigable for 250 ^
miles, but the government survey j'te
made a report stating that .nowhere I 0j
in the southern Appalachian region
is the danger of. erosion greater than gjin
the section where the lands for ej
purchase lie, and that the control of 'jn
the lands was "important for the pro- ^
tection of the flaw of the river." th
Tht commission expressed itself as 'nc
sparkling water you need v\\^y ]
System. No water tank I I
air delivers fresh water //Jjtaw//
i need. Automatic ?
Water left in well until
>y of the Perry Book
int you to know all about the merits of
r supply. The Perry System has more
st what you need. It will give you water
ath. barn, sprinkling and tire protection.
o x' i c r~
o, i\e\vuciry, j. ^w.
URE FOOD WHISKEY!
lating- properties of Sunny
naking us the largest distillers of
early 50 years Sunny Brook has
iow and then require an energyciency
is lacking. Rare, old and
icts as a great up-builder; and
3ond?every bottle is sealed
% that the contents are genuine,
dard (100%) proof. This stamp
quality. Any whiskey Bottled In
not all straight whiskies are good
ook?The Pure Food Whiskey?
:he assurance or Absolute runty
juve a guarantee of Unexcelled Quality
it world. I ^
irder to |
A. L. ALSO BROOK CO.
rON INTERSTATE LIQUOR CO.
JEFFERSON DISTILLING CO. I
t Distributors. I v
tvs the Value of
^ N' S
!olds, Pneumonia, there . j
i ii .
no dangerous drugs?it is
and results are marvelous.
, and all who have used - in
>s for twenty-five years, during
quite a lot of different medicines
reparation is the best remedy I i '
which it is recoa-mended I feel
A. MORRISON, (Druggist)
[ruggists?or stores in
ared. Feel secure
, Concord, N. C.
eased with the day's work because
e land selected had to be bought
om 87 owners.- It lies in Rabun
unty, Georgia, and Oconee county,
\iifh farrtllna nn tr?P. SOllth slor?6 \
the Blue Ridge. Permanent famig
in the region, it was said, was
>t possible because after beiiig clear- '
[ the lands eroded violently. Due
the failure of agriculture in the sec
)n, the population there is less than
was 20 years ago. Negotiation will
> carried on for the purchase of
her lands in the same section.
TO TISIX CORN EXPOSITION. .
^cretary Witeon and House Agri-.
culture Committee Accept Invi- ' ^3
tation. / .
Washington, Jan. 9.?Secretary of
griculture Wilson and the entire'
e'mbership of the House committee on.
griculture to-day accepted an invitaon
extended by George H. Stevensonv
icretary and genera! manager of th?
ational Corn Exposition, and Rerpremtative
Lever, of South Carolina, to
i held from January 27 to Febuary 3,
:tend the fifth National Expositio*,
: Columbia, S. C.
TTTOLYE-YEAB-OLD BOY SHOT
ammie Bawl 3fay Lose Life Throaffc
Batesburg, Jan. $.?A distressing
icident occurred near here this afrnoon.
Sammie Rawl. the twelve-year
d son of Mr. W. T. Rawl, was accimtly
shot, the whole load from a
lotgun entering his side. He and a?
der hrother were out hunting and
some way the gun the little fellow
jried accidentally discharged witfc
e above results. It is said there i*
) chance for him to recover.