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:tiim Klirf'PS 1 s?> Hot Shot
I At Chester.
Chester, Aug. 4.?Gubernatorial aspirants
expanded today on the attacks
that were started at tie Winnsboro
meeting yesterday. Charles A. Smith
attacked the public records of tha
three anti-administration candidates
chcsen editorallv in a Columbia
I newspaper and joined with Mendel
L. Smith and Lowndes J. Browning
in their denunciation cf the elimination
Richard I. Manning again made an
attack 6l Bleaseism, asking that the
people restore respect Lor law and
order by their votes on August 2.">.
In answer Charles Carroll Simms took
Mr. Manning to account for crying
"peace, peaces" and yet being the
first to appeal to factional feeling.
The audience of TOO Chester citizens,
"with scarcely mo^e than a score
of women present, listened attentive
ly until near the end when an announcement
of a baseball game almost
emptied the hall. They showed
small disposition to heckle, though
there were many cheers and the sentiment,
except when the audience
thinned down, was largely anti-administration.
The meeting was called to order at
u 10:45 o'clock by James H. Gleen,
rvmnfv chairman, in the theatre.
Son? for Feelinsr.
f Mendel L?. Smith- deprecated the
publicity and attacks directed against
the elimination conferences, saying
that he thought it 'had done more
harm than good. He predicted that
bossism wculd soon see its end in.this
State, and complimented certain papers
in their stand against "cliqueism"
and in favor of leaving to the people
the question of choosing their candidates
either by nearing them or read
ing the newspapers.
Mr. Smith went into his stand on
local option compulsory education. He
said that there is not as much respect
for law and order as four years ago.
In discussing the abuse of the pardoning
power he drew a picture of
eulogy for tie jurors, judges, solicitors
and sheriffs. The sentiment was
1 cheered when he declared that he
I , would issue pardons only when elem'
^ ency would further justice.
A collection was taken at this time
for the* hail sufferers in Y.rk county.
Lo-vdnes J. Browning again attack
ed the "coierie o. bankers have
attempted to eliminate me from t-e
race for t'.ie governorship." Mr.
BTwning then dismissed his plan of
rural credits, stating that similar
# laws had odne much go-d in other
jf* countries and could do the same in
South Carolina. He called attention to
Bfe the great need for small farmers n
this State, who "ro ted to the soil
would aid all enterprises in the upH
life of fee State."
I As an introduction to his attack* on
tie present personal property tax, Mr.
-Browning referred to his work in tlie
house of representatives where he had
been connected with the ways and
means c.mmittee, of which he war
chairman for one term. He advocated
a graduated tax on income and inheritances.
For CoporVion Comniiss'on.
John. G. Clinkscales, applauded as
he arose, told his reasons for entering
the gubernatorial race. He restated
Ibis position on law enforcement. He
advocated a corporation commission,
compos*.'' broad-mi-ced men to be
appointed fcr the purpose of looking
into cotton mills and other coporatiors
and ?' taking care of the small
stockholders. "I want a commission
that will show up these mills and let
the stockholders know how they are
doing business. I want them to be
made to, suibmit annual reports/' said
Mr. Clinkscales, as he told of his loss
in buying stock in a cotton mill.
PUnL-e/ioloo rminfpri OUt that
Scotland has 'had compulsory education
for 175 years and that practically
all the States in the Union now had
a compulsory attandance law. He was
warmly applauded and received two
bouquet and a basket of peaches.
"The first man," said Robert A.
Cooper, "I want to see, if I am elected,
after I haive taken my oath on
Tammrv 17 next, is J. E. Swearingen,
IW State superintendent o3 education,
i wno is trying to lead the boys and
Twirls into the light. With him I urge
provision and facilities before the en^
actment of a <;ompulsory scchool att
'V Mr. Coopei's stand 011 the fearless
of 1 -1 -roQCrvrilp<S of 10
. CiilUi VC1HV J.i i, VI 1U rr , 1 ^ .
r cality, was cheored. He sp ko of bis
! ' work as solicitor in this connection.
II He then told of his plan to place 2
farm demonstration school in eacii
county, -in order to advance our agri
[ cultra! inten>:s.
"I am tired." h-.- said. " I. our p:o- ! i
l>le quarreling witii each otm-r whon
tnere is stagnation 0:1 every hand."' |
John T. Dunsan spoke 01' his "sys- i
tern.'' His remarks 011 coaitaii swinu- !
ing were thoroughly enjoyed by tue i
For Ku*n Justice. ]
\V f It'.)v .!? -Mid "A lot of tllft >
! candidates believe iu law and order :
J for t.e little men but n t :or the big ]
men.' He then took up Mr. Manning. :
: Mendel I>. Smith, John G. Richards j
I and Robert A. Cooper to task for their ' 1
wor1* in ge+ting the immigration bu- 1
: reau. i <
Mr. Irby denounced the cotton mill ]
i merger and the "Yankee capitalists." j
j He outlined his plan of rural credits '
i and was applauded when he con- , \
| eluded. i i
Richard T. Mannine referred to the t
j gv.ivlty to tho South of t.J: great Ec- 1
1 ropean war and of how it would re- i
i suit in depreciation in price of cotton <
i and urged the people to grow fo d-1
I ctnffs ) [
(The issue is whether there is t > le ! i
a continuation of the demoralization 1
caused by the present administration ! i
or whether we are to have a return to 1
law and order," said Mr. Manning, de-! I
nouncing the pardcn record of Gov. |
Blease, and saying "he had brought ;i
disgrace on the State by his reckless j (
use of the pardoning power/' He j
urged the people to "remove this disgrace
from the State,'' and received i
flowers and many cheers. ' j
Mr. Manning said in part: ; <
"I am opposed to factionalism. 1 <
want Deace restored to our people j 1
and with our people united we can i <
go (forward with constructive meas-1 \
UTes to build up our citizenship so as i t
to have a better educated and more j
efficient citizen&hip and to improve <
j the conditions of life, but this race : t
1 fcr governor has narrowed to the ' i
question whether we are to continue (
the policies of t'ne present administra- ]
tion with its lawlessness or whether
we are to put kn end to a condition *
which is a disgrace to the State.
"The issue is more important than <
all the platforms of all t'ne candidates
"Is it too much to say that we can
not have our laws properly enforced
if t'^e governor of the State winks .
violations of law and even aids and
abets the law breaker?
"There has been reckless abuse of |
the pardoning power. J(
"The highwayman has c me to feel i1
that'he has a friend in t'ne governor's}^
office. The yeggman knows that aif
pardon can be secured. The murderer ;(
is aware that if he is the friend of i1
t>.e governor that he will go unpunished.
Even the rapist is handed a paper '
bearing the name of Cole. L. Blease, 1
a passport to liberty.
"Are you willing for this conditi n !1
./.ntimia Wo liovo nn\V hppn in i '
tw t'UlUlUUC. II V IIU'V ? ? ^ ... .
30 counties. Ibelieve that our peo- i1
pie are aroused, and t~at on August
25 you will see that respect for law '
shall be restored, that security for life
and property sr^all "be guaranteed, 4
that we shall purge ;urselves of the 1
disgrace that has been brougnt upon 1
us by the reckless partisanship, the 1
rnbridled political ambition and conduct
of one who has placecj these J1
considerations above the welfare, nay, I'
| even above the life blood f our citi- '
zenship. I call upon all South Carolina
regardless of- past political af- 1
| filiations to consider Dese matters
aiid sternly to rebuke by defeat in
the coming election each and every j
man who has contributed tc bring;(
about this condition. Rise above sen- :
timent. Rise above personal feeling
and personal preference and consider j
your safety. Save your liberty. Save
the futher the destiny c-f your State.
*> 1? TV51I
rcupie Mm iicfjiviiui
j "The people have never yet failed
I to respond to a call for the right. The
I people can be trus:ed whenever they
! understand a condition. Let us get;'
j together, not on good roads, not on '
j liquor, not necessarily even on educa|
tion, but let us get together to save j
I South Carolina from being a State
: torn by factionalism?a State governj
ment for its friends only?from a state
i of lawlessness that stalks abroad
' openly and from degrading influences.!
j Away with this condition and sare!
| South Carolina."
- - - T 1 n ' '
"These candidates," saia jonn u.
} Richards, "who are pouring hot shot i
: into me are now sick politically and J
I are not wasting their shot on a dead
| duck." His day after day declaration
j for Gov. Blease won a few cheers for j
' Blease and cheers for E. D. Smith.
"How do you stand on wholesale
: pardoning?' asked an auditor.
j "I do not know," replied the speak
er, "that you are in such a position
as to give an intelligent answer to
that question yourself."
"Then, 'bow do you stand toward
| FSlease on pardoning?"' asked another
j in the audience. .
"I did not criticise Gov. Blease for i
! extending clemency/* said Mr. Rich-1
: ards? and the audience divided itself |
j into factional cheers of approval and 1
disappr val. Mr. Richards concluded
with his customary atac-k on th pri- I 13
:nary r i'cs and his opposition to any |?
orni o: compulsory education.
Chairman Gl<an announced a baso-jgj
mil game between ester and Rock S
Hill and about To per cent, of the
indience adjourned themselves.
Chailes Carroll Simms said t at ho Is
Mid opened the fire at Sumter against
mpulsorv education and the primary |m
rules, which. Be said. Mr. Richards |B
tad taken on to himself. ;
Calls )Ianninir Trimmer.
"Ac fnr \Tr Manning:." he said. '*ne IB
las spent his lif etrimming to every
freeze." Mr. Simms then went on to
iiscuss the "elimination" of antiBlease
candidates, saving that on August
25 it would be "extermination."
'Mr. Manning cries 'peace, peace,' and j
he other day he showed the cloven
oot, when he said at Orangeburg i
hat Bleaseism must be destroved. Did !
ie d i it for the Deople? Xo. He did j
t to elect Richard 1. Manning govern- j
Mr. Simms then spoke of his long ;
riendship for Gov. Blease. "'Where J
.vas .John G. Richards two years ago? ;
lie voted ;:'or .Jones. Yes, Mr. Richards j
s the great, seeker for majorities."'
ie continued his arraignment f Mr.
Richards on the question of liquor. !
Charles A. Smith stated that he was j
i t the Rind 01 canuiaaie who cnan^?d,
but hat he stood on the same
jlatform as lie did two years ago.
Mr. Smith then repeated his stand
igainst tee editorials which have apjeared
in a Columbia paper. He stated
that it was perfectly just to favor
:.ne. He charged that the first selec:ion
of that paper had made nine
speeches in 1902 in Laurens county
irging compulsory education; that
;he secend choice was a man whose 1
public record shows him to be on the
?ide of the corporate interests, and
;he third cnor;^ a man wco nau given
ip Statewide prohibition for the sake I
)f indorsement at the hands of the I
press and certain people.
The other candidates for State offices
made about the;r usual speeches.;
The meeting adjourned at 3:40
INXIOUS TO QHT
Imericans Seek to Get Checks Cash- I
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ea? ueiii.iD ior ot;ruis>.
London, Aug. 4.?'Americans today
crowded the offices of the American
Express company and the steamship
ines trying to get checks cashed and
secure passage home. Tne express
L-ompanies aided many of those in
inancial straits and thd steamship
companies booked 'hundreds ol: passages,
although it is probable no sailing
guarantee can be given until safev
ic ossnrpri hv the navv. The sreat- I
sst demand was for berths on Americans
liners. Persons who usually
travel in the most luxurious cabins
ivere buying berths in the steerage at
greatly increased prices.
The main office of the International
Merchant Marine was jammed all
day with Americans and a like condition
prevailed at the office of tfcf?
Cunard and Canadian lines all of i
which are still doing business. The
German line officers are dismantled
and the clerks left in charge made
no attempt to attract passengers.
The express companies offices which
Dpened at an early hour were crowded
all day. They were well supplied
with currency and honored checks
up to $50. The American Express
company supplied the temporary
wants of more than 2,000 persons
up to 2: OS o'clock this afternon when
it closed for the day. There were
still hundreds in line desiring gold in
exchange for their checks. They were ;
told to return tomorrow.
The wells Fargo express company j
was open all day. During the morn- '
ing the cashiers were busy honoring;
checks, but the rush stopped early in
the afternoon. The company's man- j
ager said he could meet the temporary
requirements of holders of drafts for
some time to conie.
In dividual Americans are helping
their countrymen by advancing tem-;
porary loans. Herbert C. Hoover, a 1
Californian, opened an office today in j
the American consulate and advanced
amounts of $25 and upwards to persons
unable to get money by other
Many Americans tell pitSful tales
o:' trials on their flight from the con- !
tinent. Those -from Germany or j
places more remote were forced to go
several days without sleep and in some j
instances without rood.
One woman related 2 c-w she and her
daughter, wit only a Sovereign
(about $5) between them, made their
way to England from Prussia. They
traveled by train and steamer. They
had been without food for 14 'hours.
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