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I'OOPFR GIVES VIEWS OX RACE !
Candidate for Governor Outlines Position.?Question
of Education is
Laurens, May 2S.?Solicitor R. A
Cooper, one o? the candidates for
gove' nor in the democratic primary
this summer, was asked today it* he
cared o make a'y public statement |
at ;his time with reference to his
candidacy. He said:
"The people of the State seem tc
expect that each candidate shall give
out his pla fjrm. 1 wish to say in j
\he cutse- that 1 sincerely trust that j
the campaign on which we are about j
k>o enter may bt1 free from facional i?m
and partisan strife, and that each j
|P?andidate may be measured by the j
standard of his fitness for pirtriic Ger-;
viVp Thprp arp rn>v manv Questions |
of vital importance to the people of j
this State, which should be discussed !
in the campaign, for us to devote our
time :o a wrangle over factional difference.
"I am simply stating a self-evident |
proposi ion when I say that the most i
important question before our people!
today is the educa ion of the white
children of the State?providing the j
opportunity for every whi:e child in !
the State to secure the rudimems of i
I an education, fitting him or her for i
the duties of life. We should con-j
tinue to raise the standard of our i
common schools un il they -each proIvide
an education equal to that now
afforded by our best graded and high
schools. It is a sad commentary on
State, but it is, nevertheless, true,'
I am informed, tha: we. cou^ld r.otj
accommodate in our schools the whit*
H^ildren of the State. I believe the
States should at once provide ample j
facilities for the education of :he
, children, and then "ve will be in a
Position to enact and en,force a com- I
k fpulsory school attendance law. It ;
| would be useless to attemp 10 com-!
U pulscry school a.tendance law. It |
would be useless to attempt to compel
the attendance of all children of
kschool age when we are without facilities
to accommodate them. Compulr^ory
educa ion is well in its way, but.
first let the S ate give the people
the opportunity and provide tho
facilities and then the compulsion
part of i . A majority o>: the chilcl.cn
of this'Stale * nly receive such!
j education as yur com mo ; schools afj
f.',rd, and they should be tae very bis
I in our pover to give tii?m.
'Attention should be ^iven to oui
I p^resnt system of assessing property
Pfor taxation. U is iiuposible to go
fully into tiiis question in a short
I s'.icment or uis kind, I it. I bj 1 i e, ?
x. i. _
^tfia* some piao ca- ana ougii. 10 ue
devise d by which vc c3i appr:ximate
ly secure -quality in our asse^sL?:f?rits.
^ It is conceded or. c\ery hand thi:
>th*re is n;> m >re important matte*
"Than "he improv?men of our puhli:
P highways. I 1- i< mer s iranspuna-i
tic-ii tax is one of i;:s chief difficulties.
The building cf .u r?d reads will ; ot
only enhance the * :t iip o; farm property
and add to tne c:mlorts and
conveniences cf firm ii:e, but w;ll
increase the * rosi. i; y of he nation
akng all !i*n In this connection I;
think that Clemson college, which is, j
Sough: o be, the source of our
ricultu^al training, siiould establish '
operate dainonstratio i far n j
vo-ols in every county in the Stafe. j
:his way the average farmer couidj
rove his method f farming and
,o take advantage of :he many
>nomies in the preparation of soil,:
; of fertilizers, etc. Clemson isj
ng a great work, but its benefits j
1 be further extended along the
es-I have suggested. I h'jpe that,
national government will, with as j
le delay as possible, enact a rural I
dit law, so that our farmers, many j
I of whom who do not own theid farms,
may become home owners. These,
and many ether matters which look
to^oUr material prosperity, ougt to
and will be considered.
"The chief function of the governor!
off the State is to look after the enforcement
of the law. If elected governor,
it shall be my controlling purpose,
without fear or favor, to see
that the laws are duly enforced, not
in some sections of the State but
fro mthe mountains to the sea; not
f, spirit of harshness and vindicless
but in mere. This being the
f duty ot" the governor, ia should
:he paramount issue in the !
paign for the selection of a gev- j
r. Cooper t~day filed his? pledge !
f the Stale chairman and sent '.:>
WHEN NINE KINDRED
PERISHED IN RIVER b
Tales Broutrlit by Horror Shaken Su* _ d
vivors of Empress 01 ireiauu ; a
Vivid in Deliil. I
Quebec, May 30.?Of the m ->re ' s,
than 9.")0 persons who went to their ! s
death with the sinHng of the liner c.
Empress of Ireland. the bodies of ?
more than 300 had been recJvered to-' n
day. The survivors?estimated at jj
35o?w-?re en route to their homes ^
garbed in garments supplied by ',lie
residents of Rimouski. a
Early today the bulk of he dead v
then recovered were placed 011 ihe a
government vessel Lady Evelyn at Ri- tl
mouski to be brought to :his port tl
pending identifications. Capt. Kendall f<
the Empress of Ireland, still suffer- ' a
ing from his injuries, remained at the d
little village, from the wharves of;
which at low tide he could see the ^
funnels of his stricken ship gleaming
above ;he river's surface. i p
With the Empress, it became known h
today, went dow.i $1,000,000 in silver : s
bars, shipped from Cobah to JCng- n
It is the opinion in shipping circles b
that the Empress will ei.her have to v
be bodily raised cr dynamited for d
fear that her position will cause the
f;rma ion of a sand Mar. s
iThe collier Storstad, which ripped ; b
open the liner's side, arrived a: Que-. s
bee early this morning and proceeded ^
slowly to Montreal, to which port her
cargo of caol is consigned.
Due to the Foer. 11
Capt. Anderson, while refusing to | x
give out any extended s atement, said ; s
that the collision had been due solely j *
to the suddenness wi n which the fog! e
?i>.lit down upon th? bessels. He add- N
ed that after he crash he picked up d
more than 300 persons, in fact most ic
v, co c-jvpH T.arpr t'aev were !
transferred to the Lady Evelyn and I
the Eureka. The collier had in her | 1
enough .o admit three men erect. Her b
bow above the water line, a hole large
port anchor was missing, having been J 1
dragged away ar.d sunk with the Em- j x
press. . |
Survivors arriving here and at
Montreal all agree on outstanding t
points d: t ie disaster. It was soj ^
quick tha there was no time for in- j
telligenx concerted ac ion. Hundreds |
.f wome , it is said, might have been ^
saved had they not stopped to dress. .
From the accoun s of the saved it ,
seems that soon after the ship was i
rammed she careened until her deck stood
at right angles t3 he water, g
She slid slowly in o the water and it
was only p:ssib?e to launch (five bo; ts E
in he brief interval before she finally
Capt. Kendall was or; tlie bridge n
when the collision occurred. When j 0
the steamer sank he was .washed j e
away, later :o be picked up by one of j
the boats, apparently .0 his great re- i
gret. Thus far he has vouchsafed no j11
public statement excep: to say tha: he j
w ;uld have preferred to go down with I
his ship. Passengers speak in his
praise and declare he did his ful!
Chief Officer Steed, i" is said, was '
killed by a boat falling on him while .
working to help the passengers escape. I
Laurence Irving, author and actor 0
and son of Sir Herny Irving, according
to survivors, died winile trying to 0
save his wife. Mr. and 'Mrs. Irving
were last seen on deck embracing one
anoiher as i'f in farewell. They went
down with the ship, locked in each
other s arms.
F. E. Abbott of Toron o was the last
man to see Mr. Irving alive. J u
"I met him first in the passage- x
way," he said, "and he said calmly: 0
'Is ;he b~>&t going down?' 1 said it c
looked like it. "Dearie/ Irving then
_ j 1
said o his wife, "hurry. There is no ; n
time to lose.' j p
"Airs. Irving began to cry ind as j Q
the actor reached for a life beit the I h
boa' suddo :ly lurched and ' e was i':r
wn auain-t th<? door '' tbin. ?
Abbott g>t on dock and div-d over:ard.
He caught hold of a piece of
iniber and as he floa ed saw Jrvi :g or
eck kissing his wife as the ship went
An Heroic Barrister.
M. I). A. Darling, a survivor, was
aved by a IP e belt that might hav?
aved Sir Henry Seton-Karr. "My
abin was opposie Sir Henry's," said
>arling today, "and when I opened
iy door we bumped into each other
i the passageway. He had a life
elt and offered i. tj me. I refused
- but he said: 'Go o:i man, take it
nd I will get another.' I told him
> save himself but he got angry and
ctually (forced the belt over me. He
len hurried me along ihe cor'idor to
he door. Apparently lie went back
3i* another belt, but a momen; or two
,fter he had left me the ship went
own. I "-as picked up/'
Commissioner Rees of the Salvaion
Army sto-d cn the deck of the
oomed vessel trying to persuade the
eople to keep co)l and lending a
elping hand to many. When the
hip was almost under water one of
is men shouted ;o him to jump for
is life. He replied he would stand
v his wife and children and sank
-*ith ;he words, "God, Thy will be
one,*' on his lips.
One of the touching sights on the
urT'iinvc' froin uroo tV?of
ui vn u am v* ao tuat ?^u.
y Philip Lawler. With his wife and
on he had left his home in Brantord,
Ont., where they had lived for
he las seven years, to visit their old
ome, Keightly, Yorkshire, Eng. The
mother went down with the ship
.hile the father, after a desperate
truggle, managed io save his son
lerbert and himself. He was iiijurd
when the c3llisicn occurred and
nth his head swa hed in bandages
md bowed with grief, he eat a disonsolate
figure at his son's side.
Few Women and Children.
Only 22 women and two children of
r\ n t r% Kao r*rl n nnoo v .t r\ T o\'q llDDn
4ic mci ij auv/aiu
One little girl, Helen O'Hara, swam
mtil she was picked up, as also did
tfiss Thompson from New Zealand.
Mrs. Greenaway, a bride of a week,
vas separated from her husband and
nougnt sne naa i:s. n:m, out me
wo had a happy reunion later at
Probably th? chief cause of confuion
on the steamer after the impact
vas the fact t'.iat :he water, rushing
uto the engine room and flooding the
iynainus, uir*?v\ me &u.ip wiu turn>'ete
5TATE 0!T SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OIF NEWBERRY.
>Y C. C. Schumi.ert, Esquire, Probate
Whprpns. Mrs. Rota L. "Wrisht hath
lade suit to me, to gran: her letters
[ administration of the estate of and
ffects of George A. Wright
These are therefore to cite and adlonish
all and singular the kindred
nd creditors of 'he said George A.
Vright, deceased, that they be and apear
before me. in :he court of proate,
to be held at Newberry, S. C.,
n Ju 1st, next a'ter publication
hnrAif o- 11 in tTio fnronnnn
Jl t a w a. V/ iii J.W* N^jL-k
o show cause, if any they have, why
he said administration should no: be
Given under my hand, this l*th day
i May, Annon Domini, 1914.
C. C. Schumpert
J. P. N. C.
TO DRAW JUBY.
Notice is hereby given that we, the
ndersigned Jury Commissioners for
dewberry county, S. C., will at the
ffice of the clerk of court for said
oun:v. at 9 o'clock a. m.. May 22nd,
914, openely and publicly draw the
ames of 36 men, who shall serve as
ietit jurors at the court of general
essions, which shall convene at Newer
rv court house, S. C., June Sth.
J no. " ps.
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A Complete Itir
n 0% f o
J : GATTI
House of Representatives.
Godfrey .M. Harmon is hereby announced
as a candidate for the legislature
and will abide the result of the
I hereby announce myself as a candidate
for the House of Representatives,
subject to the Democratic primary.
Xeal W. Workman.
George S. Mower is hereby announced
as a candidate for nomination for
the House of Representatives in the
approaching Democratic prmary.
H. 0. Long is i.ereby announced as
a candidate for the House of Representatives
and v/iII abide the result
of the Democratic primary.
Joe B. Derrick is hereby announced
as a candidate for the House of
Representatives and will abide the result
of the Democratic primary.
The many friends of D. C. Boland I
, hereby announce him a candidate for!
County Supervisor and pledge him to j
abide the result of the Democratic j
T hereby announce my?r-!f a car'M- :
date for Goii:ry Super : for New- i
ra Falls, Ca
i a ? r
rd Air unen
(gati, Niagara Falls,
Islands, Rapids of the St
mcy Falls, St. Anne de Beai
luntains, Summit Mt., Wai
Boston and New York.
Days in Bost
Days in Ne\
lerary at Minimum Cost for eig
lg and Instructive travel.
ucted by Mr. C. H. Gattis and <
S TOURIST AG
RALEIGH, N. C.
- * ? - WW T _
i Seaboard Air Line Ky. Writ
I am a candidate for Supervisor, <
subject to the rules of the Democratic I
party. J. H. Chappell. 1
I hereDy announce myself a candidate
for Supervisor of Newberry county
and will abide by the Democratic
Henry M. Boozer. 1
The many friends of J. Mnnroe
Wicker recognizing his ability and
qualifications, we hereby nominate ,
him for County Supervisor, subject to ,
the Democratic primary. t
I am a candidate for the office of i .
Supervisor of Newberry county sub- j '
ject to rules of the Democratic pri- '
mary election. L. I. Feagle.
T 1, nnnnim/ia mtrcolf o oondi.
1 lid CUJ auuuuuw ilij ov-ii. u
date for Supervisor of Newberry county
and will abide the result of ;he
Democratic primary. (
Custis L. Leitzsey. <
Magistrate Sos. 1 and 8.
I hereby announce myself a candi- ^
date for Magistrate for Townships
Xos. 1 and 8 and will abide the result
cf the Democratic primary.
L. M. Player.
Charles TV. Douglas is hereby an- '
: u! : j : s a candidate for j>Iagistrare 1
for T->v.? -Iv'-s X 1 r id S. ?ubj-"ct I
;hteen days of Rest,
chaperoned bv Mrs.
e for Booklet.
3d as a candidate for Magistrate for
Lownships Nos. 1 and 8 and will abide
:he result of the Democratic primary.
Magistrate No. 11.
H. H. Ruff is hereby announced as
i candidate for reelection for magis:rate
of Xo. 11 township and will abide
jy the rules of the Democratic party.
Magistrate No. 10.
J. A. Kinard is hereby announced as
i candidate for Magistrate, Township
S'o. 10, and will abide the result of
;he Democratic prima:/.
Having decided to make the race for
- -? /N i 1- T .1 V ..
Magistrate m -no. iu lownsmy i uervuy
announce myself for reelection and
svill abide the result thereof.
E. H. Werta.
NOTICE OF FINAL DISCHARGE.
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned
will apply to the probate
:ourt for Newberry county for final
discharge as administratrices of th?
personal estate of E. P. Whitman, de?eased,
on the 29th day of May, 1914,
it 11 o'clock in the forenoon.
Jane C. Whiteman,
NOTICE cor \TV EXECUTIVE COtfM1TTEE3IEX.
A* mpflf?nsr of :he County Democratic
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