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TILLMAN 0> THE PRIMARY.
Letter to R. M. Jeffries That Bill is
Being Prepared for >'ext Legislature
to Safeguard Primary.
Senator Tillman's letter follows:
The Question Answered.
"I have just received your valued
favor of July 30 and have read it with
great care. After citing my recent interview
about the purity of elections
In our State and defending ana saieguarding
the primary, you say: 'We
take the liberty of asking you for a
.sta.ement concerning the recent election
ia the first congressional district
.to name a successor to the late Hon.
Geo. S. Legare.' You go on to say,
""There has been much said converning
the use of money in the first district*
and we are writing this to ask
whether this .nat<or has been present
ed to you.' Further, you ask whether
this mafter has been officially brought
;o my attention, and whether I am in
position and intend to do anything in
the premises. In other words, it
seems that you desire me to discuss
iiie conditions in the first congressional
district brought about during
the recent primary.
"You close by saying. 'We are contt
; n * ? ri ?-v?r?+ fViQ loot olckotirtri in tViie
V 111 Vs U elicit Ci.x^ iUOlz HVii ** A v*A*w
district was a dsgrace to our election
"Briefly, I can not go into details
or cover all the points your letter
would suggest, but I have this to
Not His Province.
"Xot being a member of the house
of representatives I can not with any
show of reason be expected to actively
enter into the matter in that
body. 1 woi.Id regret exceedingly if
any of the members from South Carolina
should feel called upon to press
fr\T o-.-, ini-Qc + i jratirtn of thn r>rm H i t inn <5
AUI CI ii 1U ) &OH^U(UUU VJ.
and charges of bribery which obtained
in the recent primary. There are
better ways to safeguard our primary
t>vai) to 'ventilate that election here.
No cue knows better than I do that
unless we do purify it and make its
verdict more trustworthy and reliable
tlic people will have nothing to do
-with it. It will be destroyed as it
shoulJ be, ?nd those who want high
office in South Carolina will be left to
fight it out at the polis when the
legal election comes off in November.
" This would inevitably result in
"bringing the negroes back into our
politics. All of them that could register
would be registered and carried
to the polls, led by white men and
liege in the State has more lo;
young men who go to college
cause they can get what they
Citizens of the county regi
of dollars to the endowment c
ien of prominence in the comr
en students "over on the hill,
he College or not. It is the c
are a erood manv bovs in Ne\
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over at the College. Perhaf
,t "a prophet is not without ho
lem no harm to read what ot
iculty of the University of Vi:
ill trained men."
ion Opens Septe
protected by white men. Unless we reform
the entire system of criminal
procedure so as to guarantee conviction
and punishment for violations of
'aw, as well as guarantee freedom
from promiscuous pardoning of criminals,
the State would soon grow so
corrupt and debased and its politics
so debauched that there would be no
living in it.
Must Not Allow It
"Whatever else happens let us see
to it that the white people continue
as thev now do to be the onlv ar
j lr.ters in our politics. We can not af|
ford?it would be a crime if we should
| do it?to have the negroes mobilized
and become the controlling factor in
our elections. Even if we are not able
to stamp out the use of money altogether?which
we will never be able
i to do if the negroes get control of
our Stats government again?we can
punfy cur elections and safeguard
ithem if the legislature of South Car!
olina will only do its duty when it
j meets again in January. Men are at
1 work now, as I happen to know, preparing
a bill which will do this, according
to the law and constitution.
This bill will safeguard the ballot of
ovorv <?, b ' ie man entitled *o vo e. No
gooi citizen wants to disfranchise any
white man; at the same time no good
citizen wants white men n^t entitle.1
to vote to har'; fry thing to do witi
"I am enlisted in this fight for the
balance of my life, and will do all I
possibly can to bring about such a
law and the creation of a public sentiment
behind it that will compel its
"This generation of younger South
'Carolinans knows nothing about the
horrors of negro domination and negro
political activity. I passed all
through it from 1S6S. the first year in
T-T aV* AT' ^VT /> T'Af f a 1 "f O
\\ tiicj c>> t;i v wLtu, iu iv, liav^
year in which we overthrow the carpetbag
Democrats Jlust Act.
"If the legislature will do its duty
we will never have any more trouble
in our primaries such as we had last
summer. If it does not do its duty
then all good democrats must see to
it that a convention of the democratic
party shall be called early next year
to make changes in the constitution
of the party as well as safeguard and
purify the primary.
'You say, 'We do not propose to
let our iew eaitoriais printeu immediately
after the election be all we
have to say concerning the matter.
I beg that you-do not let that be all
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f IILIIUUL n(
Not in tY
pal local support. Ninety per
, go to their own College here
want without going abroad
*rdless of creed have given
nunity have not at some time
" Ask any of them if they
minfv'c mAi^f valncthln QOcof
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vberry county, however, who
>s their parents do prove the
inor save in his own country."
her people away from home
rginia says: "You send us
gge for P
mber 18. For
you have to say, but continue to agitate
the matter and educate the
people up to their duties.
"I have heard so much that saddened
me and caused me to blush
with shame about the corruption and
bribery in the last congressional race
in your district that I have . been
forced to conclude Chat there must
have been fearful demoralization. If
there had been a contest for Mr. i
Whaley's seat by any one, the facts
would all haive been brought out under
oath. As it is, nothing was done
or can be done that I know of, at
least not by me."
"Very sincerely yours.
"B. R. Tillman."
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le Case of
li The President of the
men are distinguished abo
1 A Young* Men's Chi
moral atmosphere among;
college I visit."
1 D. C. Heath, the gre;
over again, I would send t
If When you can get for
Why Send Youi
1 The College gives a fi
A. B. It gives a thorough
ical Engineering, preparing
of other Technical Schools
ratories, its Gymnasium, it
tioris and its thorough cour
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FARMERS CA>T RAISE MONEY
Through Uncle Sam for Cotton
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jioYemenis uei'iarus aeuauu
Washington, Aug., ?Should Representative
Ragsdale of South Carolina
fail to have inserted in the currency
bill that clause which would
make cotton in bonded warehouses
basis for the issuance of currency,
Senator Ellison D. Smith will make a
fi rvVl t- fr\r ? t ?*"? r Vi a o A o f rv
iiai u iiii,11l lui 111 Liic ocuait.
Senator Smith is heart and soul
with Representative Ragsdale in his
idea. It is likely the grain interests
of the West will bring influence to j
bear upon their congressmen to havej
ts Own 1
University of South Carolina
ve all others in the University
istian Association Secretarj
your students is better than
it publisher, says: "If I had
hem to a college like Newben
your boys everything you ws
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r uuya nw ay i rum
ill Literary course leading to I
four-year course in Electrical
1 them for positions alongside
in the South. With its buildi
s Faculty of trained men, it:
se of study, Newberry Colleg
ess Pres. J. Hei
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ant cool, quick
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;d better, everyOIL
ew Jersey) Charlotte, N. C.
LTIMORE CbaHejloo, W. Va.
Charkstoc, S. C.
grain also made the basis of currency
issuance, along with cotton.
"By this plan the treasury of the
United States gets interest on its
money," said Senator Smith. "Where
on the-other hand it costs the government
to put out bonds."
The truck farmer of course cannot J
expect to get in on the deal because
his stuff is perishable, while cotton,
corn, wheat and other grains can be
stored in bonded warehouses as se
curity for the issuance of currency.
"This plan means the farmer can
get money from Uncle Sam. It means
that when he borrows money on cotton
in bonded warehouses the interest
he pays goes into the treasury of j
t-e United States and not into the,
P . O 1
r said: "The
at any other a
boys to train
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]yucivcLo ui uiuiit iuua; uauu^i o, oaiu
"I am 33 years old," announced a
woman of 58 at tea last night.
"And I am 25," said a woman of 4o.
Then turning to a girl of 16, who stood.
nearby, she asked:
"How old are you, Ethel?" \
"Oh," replied Ethel, "according to
present reckoning I am not born yet."
?Kansas City Star.
A man who wants to yell with glee
T\ O TT 4-V, V* o / ? oil (TOTY1D O fop
Jfiuou yaj uao^uan t* *.w#
Much happier a boy must be,
Since be can always holler free.