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VOLUME LH, NTMBER 4!. NEWBERRY, S. C? TUESDAY, MAY 28, W14. - TWICE A WEEK, $1.50 A YEAR.
GOV. BLEASE WILL j
HAKE THREE SPEECHES;
SATURDAY AFTERNOON HE WILL
SPEAK AT WHITMIKE.
Saturday Eveiiin&r at Will 'wbr'Mtk ? '
At Those Two Places Speeches
Will be Political. ;
Gover .or Cole. L. Clea.se is to make :
ihreo speeches in Xewberrv couniv '
his week. On Friday night, May 21). |
he is to respond To a toast at the anjiual
banquet of Pulaski lodge Xo. 20.
;T 0. 0. F. On Saturday af e: noon.
.May 30, at 2:30 o'clock he is to speak
*1 ^ * v
v'-' *' >*i
at Whitmire. Saturday night at S
o'clock, he "is to make a speech at 1
The address at the banque: of Odd
Fellows will, of course, be along rraternal
lines. Governor Blease has
been a member of the I. 0. 0. F. for
many years. Af er passing through
the chairs o:" Pulaski lodge, cf which
he is yet a member, he advanced in
the order of the 9tate and served as
grand master and grand representaTHE
NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Death of 4. W. Stockman?Mrs. S. C.
Morris Entertains Tenth tirade.
Special to The Herald and News.
Prosperity, May 25.?Mr. J. W.
Stockman, one o ' our oldest citizens,
' died Friday afternoon after a long
illness. The funeral services were
raeld Saturday at the Prosperity ceme:ery
by 'bis pas or, the Rev. E. P.
Taylor, afcer which the Red Men took
charge. The floral offerings were profuse.
lie is survived by his wife and
three daughters, Mesdames Joe and!
Will Ruff aDd D. A. Ham.
Miss Tena Wise spent several days
} last week in Little Mountain.
The Rev. E. P. Taylor leaves today
for several weeks' say to Mayesville !
where he will hold a protracted meeting.
Miss Mary Lizzie Wise, ?of Columbia
college, is home for a few days.
IMiss Essie Black, of aSluda, is
visiting her brother, Mr. L. A. Black.
M^. and Mrs. A. G. Wise are at_
tending the grand lodge meeting of
tbe K. of P. at Ooeste".
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Werts and Miss
Barre spent Sunday in Pomaria with
Mrs .J. B. Bedenbaugh.
T ' !
Mr. H. J. Rawl nas re'urrved from :
a snort visit to Lexington.
Mr. and Mrs. J. <\ Schumpert, of |
Columbia, are he guests of Mrs. ?. \
E. Schumperi. for a few days. I
Pro*. G:lb'"t Voist, of X-wberry
tiv?>. He akes a groat interest in !
the work :f the order and is especial
'y in crested in t'".e orphans' home at j
(2r enville whicli is maintained by tho !
Odd Fellows of South ( arolina.
The speeches at Whitmire and at
Willowbrook park will be alo :g polit- j
ical lines. It is unders o d the gov-j
e'nor will give some attention to tiie !
recen State and c:unty conventions,
and ha lie will es]) ciallv discuss
the new rules and regulations as o ;
tlie conduct 01 primary eiei:nu?is>.
Knowi ? that the governor would j
be in Newberry on Friday night, many
o:" his friends at Vx'hitmire and in j <
Newberry undert ok o get him t > <
make addresses a these places. The i
governor has been promising his i
f:iends at Whitmire for s-~me time <
\ Sf&J- j.
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that he would make a speech there,
but a pressure of official businejs and
other engagements have so far/prevented
him from doi: g so.
Governor Blease is expected to
reach Newberry on :he Columbia,
Vewhprrv and !,aiirpns train on Fri
day afternoon. He will spand the
night in Newberry, and will go to
Whitmire by aut:mobile on Saturday
morning, and will return to Newberry
college, spent the week-end with Mr.
xA. B. Wise.
'Mr. W. P. B. Harmon has returned
V? Xine;y Six after a short visit to
his sen, Dr. G. W. Harmon.
Miss Kate Thompson, of Columbia, <
is visiting Miss Susie Langford.
Mrs. M. C. M;orris, an ex- eacher
of the Prosperity high school, entertained
the tenth grade at a reception
on Friday evening, which was very
much enjoyed by all. A delightful
ice course was served.
The W. C. T. U. will hold their regular
mee.ing with Miss Nettie Barnes
The Rev. Mr. Xabers' illustrated
lecture on the life of Martin Luther
was enjoyed by tie members of all i
the churches of our town.
Miss Annie Mae Bedenbaugh, of;
Kiblers Bridge, spent Saturday with
Miss Bllen "Werts.
Mrs. L. A. Black leaves this week
f3r Fairfax to visit her sister, Mrs.
D. B. Groseclose.
i\ir. C. C. Wycfte, of Spartanburg. j
spent the week-end with his parents,
Dr and Mrs. C. T. Wycae.
iThe Hrald and Naws has received
the fallowing invitation:
The faculty and graduating class of i
Clumbia college revest t--e hon^r
o* ycur pr3?e:^2 at the:~ forty-eighm ;
annual cc^inicacsra.rr.c May hir y|
first to Juno se:;ond. ni etet n hundr d .
. nd fourteen, Columbia College, So a ill
HE CLUB ROLLS I
AI L DEdARED VOID1
STATK < 0\VK\TH)N PROVIDES J
FOR \K? H!:(iISTHATlON.
Applicants Must Appear in Person?
?'(ilreenville Plan,'* Modified, is
A lit I/ted.
The State, 22nd.
T.ie State Den, vratic' convention
\\.:ich ;-oi vi-;i * ;\ roon Wednesday !
i ><led y..^:t j lV . ft .noon a: .*);j
o'clock, a1 :t ;a v const'r,i; ion a.u? j
r.if: for h.* ,-,o\ ' ;;;.uce 01 [be party;
liad been adopted. Exc pt t ;r minor ,
; the :* ns i?i'!ion and rules '
were av?<" c > tii- av. tnti;,
r <\v w??*? pi; *d by :na.j~:ty -.?f j
;":e coj;!m **co an ral-.v v s'er'.n. a
ernoon at 12:4") o'clocik. Af er its !
;hampio::s "had been heard in its de- ;
ense. the report of the minori.y of'
:he committee on constitution and |
ules were abl d. The new constitu- j
.ion and rules recommended by .he j,
iiajority ol' the commitee were j
adopted with amendments, with only i
wo r~ll calls, bo h of which were so!
:verwhlmingly in fav .r of the 111a-;
ority repo-'t taat the opposition ap- i ,
iare .tly lost heart.
The new constitu ion and rules are j
he result of conferences of advocates j
;l' primary reform m the convention i
md represent many hours of labor en
he part of the committee on cons itu- ,
ion a.:d rules. In the main Che new
egiUa ions of the Drinocratic party '
n regard to safeguarding .he primary
Sections follow what is known as the
'Greenville plan," drawn up by W.
1. Sirrine, of Greenville, and o hers,
rhe changes in the regulations lef the
:arty are designed to preve.it fraud j
ind irregular ities in primary elec- j
The rules make sweeping new J
>rovisions for Charles 011 county.
All Favored (,'Itanges.
It was notable that not a single
speech was made in the convention
[.; favor of leaving the rule.s of the '
1 A 1 O
party to s and as adopted in
lu.e ques i:ns raised were simply i
what changes should be made to safe-,
Suard primary elections effectively.
There was a sharp division between j
the reports of the majority and mi- [
nority of ihe committee on cons.itu-1
tion and rules, the latter insising on,
briefer terms of residence in State audi
county as one qualification fl:r voting,
and opposing ihe rule presented thac
voters should sign tne club rolls in i
A number of stirring speeches were j
made 011 the floor of the convention
0:i the question raised bv the two
repor.s of tie conimit.ee on constitution
and rules. There was some indication
that the advocates of the adoption
of the minority repcr: wanted to
filibus er, but in the face *cf certain
defeat this so >11 ended.
Task Was Great.
J - - rtolr I
The State convention me. a l?is waa .
manfully id the adoption of new |
rules intended to safeguard the primary
elections. There were widely diverging
opinions to be reconciled as
to now this should be dene. The rules
commit ee waged a batUe rtyal from
the time of its appointment Wednesday
night un.il it submitted its report
yesterday afternoon. The basic differences
between the reports of the
majority and the minority of the commit
ee indicated just how large was
the :ask which the committee en constitution
and rules Solved.
Tae convention was a most representative
body, determined from the
s art to do something to carry oir
the mandate of the people that the
primary elections should be made
Speeches Are Limited.
Tj:e constitution and rules commi".tee
went into sessijn just before the
convention was called to order at
10:12 o'clock. President Hoyt announced
that he had been informed
hat the commitee was not ready to
J. J. McSwain, of Grcenvi'-Ie, moved
that when the report of the commitice
\va? presented that speeches be
o 10 minutes and no member
be a : ~v ed 1o r-peak more han one-.
Fran * K- of t.-e?, moved to tar'?
,'no M-'.Vv/Jtin "notion. The ccnv
nrioii :*i;I U Jo b . L. L. Rice,
'ii A:!:!p:-so-i, .noved as ?n amendment j
."j the McSwain moi" iliat speeches j
/1 1 .? .
ho limited :o five ininii es. Oil a division
vote of 14:5 t T<>. t:'.ie Rice
amendment was adopt d, and the McSwain
motion as amended was pass<
d after Mr. Kelley made another effort
U table it.
A number jf clianges we e made
in be roll of lie convention by substituting
alternates for delegates ab
:u yesterday morning.
At 10:20 the convention took a recess
subject to the call of the chair
to await the commit ee's rep p.
At President Hoyt told tne
convention that the commit ee 011
cons itution and rules would .! t 1).*
able to report for at least iial an
.:our and possibly for an hour. O11
the motion of Sam Ri tenberg. of
Charleston, the convention took a re- ;
ces$ until 11:15 u'clcck.
It was 12:\>3 o'clock before the con- j
ven i'-n was called to order once more. j
The lo g awaited report of the cju>- j
mit ee on constitution and rules was .
ready for presentation. Printed cop- !
f t-lin iroi'f. /J5c;t ri Hi11orl a i
iC'O V I cil^ 1 C[iUl I ?? Ci r UlOU H/utv-u v?.4
ersan announcement t':at there were!
changes by the commit ee. which did
not appear in the ueport as printed, j
The majority report was presented j
by B. E. Nicholson, cf Edgefield. j
chairman of the committee on con- i
stitu ion and rules. He called a ten- |
rlrvri rr\ r. r\ r* r a r-15 i-m c? i r> t:!io nrintoH rA- !
L1W1A IU LU1 1 ^/VklWiiO ili V p* iuwvu * v- j
] ort. He said that there would be j
d report by a minority of tlie com- j
mi1 ee. He asked that 30 minutes be i
licted to .John H. Clifton, of Sumter, j
to present the minority report. This j
was done on the motion of .1. E. Mc- j
Donald, of Fairfield.
T/.e majority report was read by j
\V. G. Sirrine, of Greenville. The read-;
trig of the majori y rep.;r lasted un- j
til 1:05 o'clock.
J. H. Clifton was recognized to pre- J
sent the minority report.
Mr. Nicholson moved that the con- i
\ nti:n'take up the majori y l'epor: i
section by section. Mr. Timmernian j
evl as a substitute that the major
ity rep:rt be adopted \vi :h ;he
5 mpTirlmpnt sns^psted bv the minor
Mr. Clift-u yielded 12 minutes to
Mr. Timmerman to speak in support
of' this motion.
The minori y repon was a series
of amendments to the majority report.
Mr. Timmerman said ne believed
all the delegates favored an honest
primary. He saia \na: tne minority
of the committee was opposed to requiring
voters to present themselves
in person to tne secretaries of clubs
t.) sign the rolls. He said tnai it
would be hard on ' t voters and the
secretaries in rural communities to
car:y out t.iis provision in the majority
report. He declared ihac the
majority rules put the whole machinery
l; t.:e party in the hands of the
men who happened to be in power.
"If you put dishonest men in
charge of the primary you are g->ing
.0 have a disho.;se election," said
The speaker declared that the residence
qualifications of the majority
report would work a haidship ou
"Ht-orf K\r i?\\roQt i,-f tVioir
men ? inj Jirgu uj Liity onvui. i^4brows
with a job here today and
.John ,H. Clifton, minority leader,
said that he was net a supporter of
the present administration, buc wanted
to be' fair to everybody whe.her
hv not be agreed with them personally
'"St.. Bartholomew's massacre will
be a merry making compared ro the
uprisirg of the poor white man if
you try to deprive him of his righrs
in the primary for whi:se. laxity you
are to blame," declared Mr. Clifton.
"For 25 or 30 years white citizens
21 years o? age have been permi.ted
to vote in the primary,'' said Mr.
Clifton. "Yet a: this late day before
the next primary you propose
to change all this. Do you unders:and
this absolute effort to disfranchise
20,000 white men? I would not
have an i:Sice at :li is place. We are
ail, or ought all to be, in favor of
Jefferson democracy, bu' we ari all
not in favor o: hotel Jeffe'son democracy."
"Section G of ti e majority report
proposes t:? re^ iirs residence in the
S'a e for two ve.irs. in in , county
ne year an ? in lie precinct for 60
days," said Mr. Clifton. "The minor
I M:\Y KILKS ARK ADOPTED
TO SAFF(.TARD PRIMARY
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j Full Tex I of Contention ami By-laws;
Passe 1 l>) South Carolina Democratic
j Following is the full text of he con- j
j stituti n and rules <f tlif democratic \
j party of he State of Suith Carolina.!
| adopted at he State convention in Co-1
j lumbiar. May 20 and 21, 1914.
1 1. At the convention of tin? demo-1
1 * I
: cratic party of the S ate of South ^
Carolina begun and fyolden at Cj-i
lum'jia '.n the 20th day of .nay in oue j
year 1914, tae fallowing rules arc or-J
dained and established in place of the |
< institution and rules heretofore in;
force which are/hereby declared null j
Meaning of Words.
2. The words* and phrases used in
these rules shall, unless the same be
plainly inconsistent wi;h the context, j
be construed as follows: I,
(1) "County commiitee" means the ,
county executive committee.
C2) "County chairman'' means the i
chairman of >ne county executive ;
committee. ' i
(o) "Sta e committee" means the '
State executive committee. . :
(4) "Sta e chairman" means the 1
chairman of the State executive com- ^
f."ii "Primary' means the Drimary I
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election o: the party. ^
(G) "General e;ecti:.n'' means the (
general elec.ion, whether for United f
Statss ^cr Sta e cr county offices. j
17) " Club district" means the ter- 1
rit-ry set apart for each democratic
ciub, wlie her i. be a ward or township
or a subdivision t.iereof.
(8) "Tne party" means the demo
CI'cUU' IJail) Ul OUUU1
(9) "Rules" means this constitution
and rules (except in section 1 where
l;e erm means the constitution and
rules formerely in effect).
(10) Inhabitants means the number
of inhabitants according to the federal
i ce.'.sus last taken.
'i. One or more clubs shall be organized
in each township or ward, exj
cept as ha-heinaf er provided, eaci.i of j
which clubs shall have a dis:inct title. |
"The democratic club,'' and j
i shall elect a president and one or i
| more vice presidents, a secretray and
. O foociiror and m?V linve the follow
| a L VUOUl , u*AU
[ ing working ocmmit ees, of not less i
than three members each, viz: A commit
ee on registration, an executive
committee and such other committees
as .0 each club may seem expedient. ?
In the absence of t.ie secretary or
I in case of his inability to ac:, unless
it is otherwise provided in these
rules, he shall designate another mem-,
i ber or' the club to perform his au.ies.
4. The president or five members
' 11 1 ? -vX 1 1 .? 11 o ?
snail Have power to u<an ail aj;cv<iai
meetings of ihe club (except"for re.
organization, provided .or in the succeeding
section), aad at all special
| meetings one-enth of the members
j shall be necessary to constitu'e a
quorum for Che transaction oT busi!
ness, of which meeting at least 481
! hours' public notice shall be given.
5. The clubs shall mee: on the
four.h Saturday in April of each election
year for reorganization: Provided,
That the county committee may
- x * c* CO m A
J name any omer uav ?iw?u mv,
week for such club inee.ing by giving
at least wo weeks' notice by adveri
j tisement in one or more county paI
pers. In case any existing club shall
! fail to reorganize o.i the day fixed,
j the county commiitee may fix a day
I f">r such club to mee" for reorganiza-1
! tion by giving two weeks' notice, as j
| provided in this section.
: 6. The qualifications for member-1
! ship in any club of the party in ;his
| State,-and for vo ing at a primary
| shall be as follows, viz: The appli'
cant for membership, or voter, shall be
21 years of age, or shall become so
i before the succeeding general election,
j and be a whi e democrat He shall j
I be a citizen ,c:: the United S ates ana
| or :his Sta'e. No person shall belong!
: to any club or vote in any primary ,
! unless :ie has resided in the State tw-j j
i years and in the county six months j
! prior to the succeeding* general elec-1
| tion and in the club district 60 days
pir to t'ie firs primary following
his cffer to ei//oll: Provided, Tha j
' pub ic schcol teach, rs and ministers
' of the gospel in charge of a regular
j organized church shail _ ba exempt.
from the provisions of this section as
to residence, if otherwise qualified.
7. Kvery negro applying for membership
in a democratic club, or offering
o vote in i primary, must
pr duce a wri ten statement o-f tea
reputable wnite men. who shall
swear that they know .of their own
knowledge that he applicant or
vote/ voted for Gen Hampton id
187G, and has v,:ted he democratic
ticket continuously since The said
statement shall be placed in :he ballot
box by tiie wnagers and returned
with tiie poll lists :o the county
chairman. The managers of eleo:ion
shall keep a separate lis: of the names
o;' all negro voters
8. (a) In cities of over 10,000 inhabitants
one or more clubs shall be
organized in each of the wards. Each
ward shall be a club dis.rict.
(to) In cities or towns of less than
10,000 inhabitan s the county committee
may authorize the ; consolidation
of ; wo or more wards to form a club
district and where townships are embraced
in whole or in part in such ,
cities :r ow.is, the county committee
may permit the voters residing in such,
t:\vnships to*belong to a club located
in such town or city and to vote in
such ci y of town in 'he club nearest
to their respective residence, calculated
by the nearest practicable route:
Provided, Xo person shall be enrolled
:r vote out of the couiity in which he
resides. In cities or towns which are
not divided into wards the county
committee may designa:e the extent of
ihe club district.. Each territory so designated
for a club shall be its club district.
(c) In all o her casefe' the voter /
must enroll in the cluf)*near est his
place or residence, calculated by the
nearest practicable route, and can vote
only at the vo ing place -;f such club
and the territory i.icluded by ?his
test shall be considered the club dis
inet 01 sucu uuu.
id) Xo person shall be enrolled in
any club or ake part in any club
meeting or vote in any primary or be
elected a delegate to the county convention.
except in t/ie club district in
which he resides.
(e) There shall be i;i no case more
t an :ne voting place (for each club.
No club shall have less than 25 members:
Provided, however, That any
(,-ou ty committee may permit the organization
of a club of Jess than 25
members at inaccessioie points wnere
there are less than 23 voters. ,
9. Xo person shall vo.e except
at tiiie voting place authoried by
:he county commit ee for the club
to which he belongs: Provided, T.:at ,
if he remove from a club district
witni 1 60 days prior to the first primary
he may vote (in the year in
which he removed) in the club dis rict
in which "ae previously resided: Provided;
further, That he must have enrolled
before the closing of the club
10. State and county .officers temporarily
residing at or near thecapi- al or
the county seat may retain their membership
and voting rights in their former-home
clubs if they so desire.
In case of the mobilizatiod of the
National Guard of this Sta.e, tne
State committee shall provide tor
the enrollment and vexing of all members
of the National Guard qualified
to vote under this constitution and
11 Rr?r?irc r?f pnrollment for voting
in primary elections shall be opened
by the secretary of each club, or
by the enrollment committee as hereinafter
provided, cn or before the .second
Tuesday in June in each election
year. No ice thereof shall be
given by the county chairman showing
the names of the clubs, the boun- I
daries of the club district when the
clubs are in ci* ies or towns or adjacent
thereto, the names of the secre
taries, the names of 'he enrollment
committee, such other information as
the county chairman may desire to
give, and where the books are to be
opened. Thereafter no new clubs
shall be organized in that election
year. Each applicant for enrollment
siiall in p=rsn write upon the club
roll his full name aad immediately
thereafter his age. occupation, and
pi stofP.ce address, and if in a city cr
tow: shall write the name o' the
street and the ruber of the house in
which he resides if such designations
exist in said city or town. If
(CONTINUED ON PAC-E 6)..