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? Col J. P. Gibs
Fellow Citizens of South Carolina:
My attention has been directed to
attack made on me last week by W
meetings held in Greenwood and >
I be dragged into this senatorial eg
office, and had concluded not to acti
it seems that it will be necessary for
sentatives in order to vindicate m>
aflseLioods directed at me, with the ir
.and character. Why did Mr. Polk el
up-country, where I am not so wel
popular and his supporters are nun
injuring Governor Blease, attemptin
1880 made the race for the house c
and that I had affiiated with negroes
tad -appointed me a member of his n
frfow it will become necessary for
paign, 34 years ago, when only two
v C. P. Town send and myself. In 187
North Carolina, where I had been
age; our county and State were doi
holders. True to the principles whic
tfceir loyalty and devotion to Demt
'v''' ':0!':l. ' ' . :VV;'":';
COL. J. I
been questioned, I then, <before my
my county and State from negroisrn
Marlboro county. I put on my Wad
previous tj the election rode on he
j "with Messrs. W?. D. Moore, J. F. Dai
who were as true and loyal as any <
: tion in 1876 with my red shirt on,
company with V/. D. Moore, came t(
direction of Col C. S. McCall, .votednettsville
box. We then rode to Brij
i returned to Eennettsville, reported '
went to Adamsville, eig'ct miles, wi
I returned to Bennettsville at midni
i glorification o? our victory for wh
"kind of work for Democracy that I
agers of election at Adamsville and ]
vote the Wade Hampton ticket.
In 1880 I was still a young man; s<
ty advised me to connect mysell wi
and promised their support. It ma
honest and sincere. We had our c
white paper; this ticket contained t
English, who were the candidates tb
also contained the -State Democratic
county ticket. Fortunately I (have k<
of principles which we had put>lisae<
I will copy a few paragraphs from
people of Marlboro county. It comn
Fellow Citizens: The undersigned
party announce themselves as candid
l alon+iAn Wo have hopti nnminatpd
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political wire-pullers, but have ado
: claring ourselves candidates.
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"In 1876 a united effort was made
themselves from Radical rule. Unde
Hampton, and after a heroic politi'ca
from the manifold evils consequent u
, political party.
; "In 1878, under the leadership and
party was overwhelmingly defeated
securely established. We are oppose
county and State."
This address was signed by the foil
bers of toe Indenpendent ticket:
T-- J iO D rP/vnt'TieAT^/l T P fll Kc/"
J UUgC Jl . Avnuoguu, u JL . uiuwv
Capt. Frank Manning, for clerk ot:
A. G. Johnson, for sheriff.
R. H. McKinnon, for school comn
Major J. C. Dunbar, Dr. M. C. Walls
Major W. A. Rogers, for prc&ate ji
Dr. H. R. Easterling, for coroner.
Now, my friends, does this sound 1
dldates Were propcrij owxieib auu i
nized integrity? Now I will explain
ed ticket," which was sent to Mr. Pol
exhibited by nim in the upper part <
was not our ticket. If I had to go in
anything about the existence of that
until I went tp Briglhsville on the d?
personal friend as long as he lived, ai
cratic chairman of this county. He
and other white Republicans in this
place our names on their tickets,
consent or knowledge, and any inti
catered to or affiliated with the negn
as black as perdition. !>lr. Pollock
perversion of truth and misrepresen
hensible. I doubt that Goveronr Ble
Ihp did know, however, (before
her of Ms staff that the wl
county had, for six years elected
of representatives, ana he knew tfcat
It seems that many of the newspap*
ar.e industriously exerting themseh"
Blease and his friends. They are i
dastardly and untruthful attack on n
Ailter I s?Kke at Smithville during
iplies to Pollock
a vile, malicious, premeditated untruthful
r. P. Pollock at the senatorial, campaign
'eWberry and other places. Way s-.ould
impaign? 1 am not a candidate for any
ively become c-nnected with politics, but
me to enter the race for the house repre'
record and refute purposely concocted
itention to damage and blacken my record
\ make these statements about me in the
1 known, and where Governor Blease is
lerous? It was done for the purpose o?
g to create the impression that I had in
>f representatives on a Republican ticket
, and that Governor aiease, Knowing tnis.
lilitary staff with the rank of colonel.
me to review the incidents a: that cammembers
of that ticket are living, Judge
8 I returned home from Trinity 'College,
for three years. I was not 20 years of
ninated by Republicans and negro officeh
my ancestors had always adivocated, for
>cracy and white supremacy have never
majority, did as much in 1876 to redeem
and alien tyranny as any young man in
e Hampton red shirt, and for two months
trseback day and night, being associated
rid tho TValrpg T?n?prs a;.n many Others.
iitizens oJ: this State. On the uay cif elecwith
two large pistols in my belt, I, in
) Bennettsville before daylight, under tfce
a handful of Hamptcn tickets in the Benjhtsville,
ten miles, where we .again voted,
to Col. C. S. McCall and in the afternoon
tere I again voted, and W. D. !M>core and
ght and participated in the jubilation and
ite supremacy. In 1878 I did the same
bad done in 1876. I was one of the manplaced
red shirts on negroes and (nad them
}me of the best citizens of Marlboro counth
awhite Independent Democratic ticket
y have been an unwise step, but I was
>wn w^ite Democratic ticket printed on
he Democratic electors for Hancock and
iat year for president and vice president,
: ticket and our Independent Democratic,
ept and preserved a copy of our platform !
i in July, 1880, and with ycur permission |
ttat pronunciamento or address to the
lenced as follows:
[ citizens and members of the Democratic
iates :or your suffrage at the approaching
by no convention, manipulated by a few
pted the eld time-honored made by de*******
by the white people of the State to free
.r ipn/^Ar<snin r>f tJhp nure and natriotic
1 ^campaign, the deliverance was acheived
pon the ascendency for years ci' a corrupt
[ w^h still more heroic efforts; the same
and the ascendency of the wfiute people
d to the restoration of Radical rule in this
owing white Democratic candidates, mem- |
>n, for the legislature.
ice, J. F. Grant, for county commissioners, j
ike appealing to the negro, ~"or these can:axpayers
and were gentlemen of recogthe
existence of tfae "calico checked back- j
lock from this county, and which is being I
)f the State. That "checked back ticket" i
ito judgment this moment, I did not know j
Republican ticket, with cur names on it, j
iv of election. Mr. D. D. McCall was my !
id he was the father of the present Demotold
me after the election in 1880 that he
; county had advised the Republicans to
My name was placed there without my
Imation or declaration trnai i nave evci
>es or Republican party is an absolute lie
certainly knew the above facts, and his
tation is vile, damnable and most reprease
knew that I was a candidate in 1880;
he commissioned me as a memlite
Democrats of Marlboro county
me tv, represent them in ths house
. I made a valuable and faithful member.
?rs and extreme anti-administration men j
es to vilify and misrepresent Governor j
velcome to all tbey will get out of this i
the campaign in 1SS0 Dr. Bouchier shook j
(Lands wi'.h me and said that i had n;a
| he had ever htard. Capt. J. X. Drake \
! but he will say today that nev.eard me
paign that 1 was net a leader ci the
Democrat, and if the Republicans put
draw from the campaign ana do all 1 c
Ji en years after this 1 wrote a column
and advised our people not to suppor
same crowd who v^ted the Haskell n<
and misrepresentations about me. 1 d^
cord of 34 years ago, for t.iese gentli
river and are not <:.ere to speak for t
raise my voice or use my pen "i will er
dirty falsifiers against the good names
Why did n'-t Mr. Pollock mention the
terling, who was on that ticket a cana
to be 85 years of-age, a graduate of a
graduate in a Paris medical instituiioi
honcr and real integrity of character
than W. P. Po'lock is capable of enjoy:
From 1883 to 1889, six years, I li1
speeches in behalf of Governor Thos. 3
in a Richmond county Democratic e
deeds. I attended as delegate a Den
in Wadesboro, N. C., and all ni?;ht vo
Grand, of Rockington, but the Hon. 'A
the rumination and was elected.
In January 1889 1 returned to MarDb
became editor of the Pee Dee Alliance,
resided ever since and during the 26
paper work. I have always been 'iorei
propsition, hajving for its aim and ol
uplbui'lding ctj my couMy and State,
yet I defy refutation, to the assertion, i
right side of every moral and industri*
oAimtv Tn 1904. asain in 1906 and in
Marlboro county to the house of repres
ed to honestly and faithfully represen
cord 'Cd which any man might justly 1
Democrat, and enjcyed il.:e esteem and
matter? Why this sudden change and
now than I was then, why has Polloci
belched forth tis vile lying vituperati
you, PolloCk was born and reared in
familiar with conditions in my county
attempting to create is a siimy dam]
ginning that he would not receive oe
impression prevails throughout the St
ship or something else iff ne wouia su
Governor Blease. Pollock and his kin
character and good namae of e.ery Bl
j it would contribute in any way to the d
I States senate. Our people are arouse*
| unwarranted attack on me, and the r(
! give Governor Blease a majority?h<
I Senate and a Blease candidate will b
I next campaign ajfter 1880? In 1882 I
in Adamsville, Hon. T. I. Rcgers, the
Pine Grove, he made a speech. I was
marks. "What did those "tried and tr
[do? Did they regard me as a Repub
j negrces two years before? I was ser
either as a delegate or alternate to
entire life have labored as industrious
white supremacy, as any man in Sou
will endorse and tolerate tihe contemj
serves defeat, and a just God will visit
I have just learned that some dirty
secretly telling that I taaght a negro
stand dor these malicious and sland
refutation I Lave is all that I can le
and I swaar by the enternal heavens
Bennettsville, S. C., July 16, 1914
Today, August 7th, at the senatori
before three thousand people, sixty-f:
Governor Blease said the following:
about a man, 1 always say it in the
Gibson needs no defense from me heie
own home p^/ipla, Hie (was a;ppointeU, lini
and was confirmed by the State sen;
1908 to tine House of representatives:Dy i
I served in the general assembly wii
representative, he was praised and 'h
of the State as the leader cf the prohi'
tives." '"Four years ago when I ran
came to me and said teat he liked me
thatt Mr. Featherstone was advocatii
(Gibson) liad three times been electei
there ore he would 'have to support Mr
ed and endorsed him, cculd 1 not appc
At the request and advice of many c
Mr. Pollock and treated him with site
day, wiaen he merely mentioned my m
ticket in this county in the year 1880.
and by his attack on me throughout
vctes for Goyernor Blease.
The following is a copy of a stateme
was line chairman Ou the Republican p
To whom it may concern:
1 - A 1 OOA 1 rrr o /> a
I I HIS IS 10 certliy 111<11 ill loot1, j. n as <
in Marlhor: county, S. C. I remember
cratic ticket in this county during tha
relation to the county Republican ticke
to charges made by Mr. Pollock. I km
during the campaign of 18^0 with Co
knew him at that time.
We did not have suitable material
and it was through my advice and th<
that the Independent Democratic coum
Eennettsville, S. C., August 6th, 1914
"Who is Polock? Is he immaculate, 1
'Mr. Bright Williamson, of Darlingt
"* * ' - - fl- -S ?0*^T^ t1
iington, is a xiiga tuncu tunuicu &v,m
questioned. He is a very strong antH
fore he would vote for Poll:ck. I c
ifhat Mr. Williamson placed an accoun
1 Chesterfield county in (.Mr. P:llock banc
I lock to Mr. Williamson concerning th
i Mr. Williamson was informed by the
i he had settled tine claim. Numerous <
! Mr. Williamson for a remittance, wit
(Mr. Williamson obtained from the Ba
able to W. P. Pollock, by the part^ w<b
tno nantp nf w P. Pollock written aci
conceled and marked paid by the ban
days ago, Mr. Williamson had not rece
Now this is the man, who is trotting
Governor Blease, and attempting to t
reputable gentlemen who see fit to sup
Bennettsville, S. C., August 7th, 1914
<S> COUNTY CAMPAIGN ^
<S> SCHEDULE. ^
Little Mountain?Thursday, August
Young's Grove?Saturday, August
Silverstreet?Tuesday, August 18.
Utopia?Wednesday, August 19.
Xewberrv?Saturday, August 22, 10
Willowbrook Park?Saturday, August
22, 8 p. m.
dt one oi the best Democratic speecLi0s I
vas not in sympathy wit .r movement. |
declare cn the stump daring that cam- j
Republican party; v.at I nas a white j
out a county ticket, that 1 would witn
uld to elect the convention candidates. ,
and a half editoi ial against Haskeilism
t the Haskeil ticket, and some of that '
?gro ticket are uttering vile falsehoods
islike to be .orced to dig up tne past reEinen
have long since passed over the
hemselvs, but so long as 1 am aJble to j.
./I 1 M*MrvintArc on/1 I
lUCd. ? *J1 L(J SHCilVC LUC caiiuuiliaiui a auu
> and exalted characters of my friends,
name of his own uncle, Dr. H. R. Sasidate
for coroner? Dr. Easterling lived
n American medical college and a post i
1, a Christian gentleman, and had more
in one hour of his long ronorable life
ing should he live a thousand years,
red in Nor to Carolina, where I made
Holt, and I was placed in nomination
onvention for the office of register o"
locratic congressional convention, held
ted for my friend, the Hon. Jas. T. l^ekJfred
Rowland, of Lumfoerton, received
>cro county and located in Bennettsville.
later becoming sole owner, where I have 1
years have been connected with newsnost
in the advocacy of every industrial
bjeet the betterment, development and
While I do not claim to be an angel,
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cnai at an times 1 nave ever l>ccu uu wc
il question t'.iat has been agitated in my
1908 I was elected by the Democrats of
sentatives, and for six years I endeavort
my people and made a legislative reDe
proud. I was then all right, a good
confidence of our people. What is the
[ hellish attack on me? I am no worse
: opened his dirty cancerous moutfj and
;on against me? Listen and I will tell
Cheraw, 14 miles frcm my home, he is
and he knows to at the impression he is
liable lie.. Pollock knew -from the be
ie thousand votes in the State, but the
.ate, that he had been promised a judgcceed
in aiding Senator Smith to defeat
d would "besmirch and forever damn the
easeite in South Carolina, if by so doing
[efeat of Governor Blease, for the United
I and indignant ?:t this uncalled for and
jsult will be, that Marlboro county will
5 will 'be triumphantly elected to the
e elected governor. What did I do the
atten-ded my township Democratic club
n a young man was teaching school at.
called'on and responded witlh a few reue"
Democrats of Adamsville twcnship
lican, and as cne having affiliated with'
it by the Democratic club, at tlaat time,
the county convention, and during my
sly and patriotically fcr Democracy and
th Carolina. Any faction or party that
itible methods employed by Pollock, deHis
wrath and condemnation on tlie enhound
and villian, an anti-Bleaseite, is
school. Will my friends and relatives
erous lies? What little character and
jave to my sons and afflicted daughter,
i that I will die rather than submit to
J. Preston Gibson.
al campaign meeting in Bennettsville.
ive per ccnt. cf whom were Bleaseites,
"If I hajv anything good or bad to say
county where t-e man live "Press
}* where he was born and reared among his
'1910, magistrate byGo/rerr.or Ansel and
itor." "He was elected in 1904,1906 and
;he white Democracy of Marlboro county,
th him, he was an able and influential
igMy complimented by the newspapers
bition forces in the house of representaagainst
Mr. Featherstone, Press Gibson
better than he did Mr. Featherstoie, but
lg Sitate wide prohibition, and that fce
I on a State wide prohibition platform,
. Faetherstone." "After you had honordnt
him to a lieutenant colonelcy on my
>f my real true friends, I simply ignored
tnt contempt during ?nis speech here toime
in connection with the Independent
He has not "injured me here at home,
the State, has made several thousand
nt made yesterday by E. J. Sawyer, who
arty in Marlboro county in 1880.
chairman of the Union Republican party
distinctly the white Independent Demo-j
t year. Sio far as I know Col. Gibson's i
:t of 1880 is correctly stated in his reply
:>w that I had no talk cr communication j
^ niKcnri in far>t T rirm't think that I !
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in our party to ifill the county offices,
2 influence of a few white Republicans, |
ty ticket of 1880 was adopted by the Re-1
with an unsullied record?
on, the president of the Bank of Darleman,
whose integrity has never been
Bleaseite, but would vote for Blease beharge
tbat more than two years ago,
t of more tban one hundred dollars in
Is for collection. Letters tfrom Mr. Polis
claim were very unsatisfactory, am
gentleman who owed the account, that
demands were made on Mr. Pollock by
;hout avail, and I further charge that
? aI/1 n nVl Qrtlr T\Q V-,
ili\ III l/Ci. IU1CMU, CL xuau\> j\j**j
io owed the claim, that the check hears '
:oss the back of said check, which' was
k. I further charge, that up to. a few
ived any money from Mr. Pollock.
; over this State, abusing and villifying 1
dacken and besmirch the character of 1
port Governor Blease. <
J. Preston Gibson.
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L. H. Senn,
J. 0. Johnson,
Gbappells, S. C. ,
FOR ( ON(i HESS.
1 r.ereby announce myself a candidate
tor Congress from the Third Congressional
District, subject to the
rules of the Democratic party.
John A. Horton,
Belton, S. C.
House of fiepreseutatiyes.
C. T. Wyche is hereby announced as
cndidate for the house of representatives
and will abide the results of the
Godfrey Harmon 13 hereby announced
as a candidate for the legislature
and will aMde the result of the
1 hereby announce myself as a candidate
for the House of Represents
UV6S) &UUJCVI IAJ UlC J^VUIUVIUMV *???
mary. Neal W. Workman.
George S. Mower Is nereo.y announced
as a candidate for nomination to:
the House of Representatives in the
approaching Democratic primary. .
Joe B. Derrick is hereby announced
as a candidate for the House o1
Representatives and will abide the reI'lilt
rvf the "nomrvratio nrimarv.
Dr. T. Wan. Folk is hereby announced
js a candidate for the legislature
and Mill abide the rules of th<
Democrats nv>*nary. Platform: Oo
operation, education and lower taxes
B. V. Chapman is hereby announced
as a candidate for election to th(
House -of Representatives, and pledges
himself to abide the result of the Dem
Arthur Kibler is hereby announcec
as a candidate for the House of Rep
resentatives and will abide the re
suit of the Democratic primary.
For Probate Judge. '
. C. Schumpert is hereby an
nniinf>w; o? a pnnriiriflte for reeleCtiOI
as Probate Judge for Newberry coun
ty and will abide the results of th<
The many friends of D. C. Bolarn
hereby announce him a candidate. fo:
County Supervisor and pledge him t<
abide the result of the Democrat!*
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for County Supervisor for New
berry and will abide the rules of thi
L. C. Livingstone.
I hereby announce myself as a can
didate for Supervisor for Newberr]
county subject to the Democratic
partj J. C. Sample.
T a /*ort/H/3a+c> fnr SnnprvfsrtT
a axu a vuuuiUMw
subject to the rules of the Democrats
party. J. H. Chappell.
I hereDy announce myself a candidate
for Supervisor cf Newberry coun
ty and will abide by the Democrats
Henry M. Boozer.
TK/i rnorir fr-ior?rio r>f .1 . Mnn?rt(
Wicker recognizing his ability anc
qualifications, we hereby nominal
him for County Supervis ,r, subject t<
the Democratic primary.
I am a candidate for the office ol
Supervisor of Newberry county subject
to rules of the Democratic primary
election. L. I. Feagle.
I hereby announce myself a candidate
for Supervisor of Newberry county
and will abide the result Of "the
Custls L. Leitzsey.
Magistrate Xos. 1 and 8.
Ben F. Mills is hereby announced
a candidate for Magistrate for Township
Nos. 1 and 8, subject to the rules
of the Democratic primary.
I hereby announce myself a candi
iate for Magistrate for Townships
Nos. 1 and 8 and will abide the result
of the Democratic primary.
L. M. Player.
Charles W. Douglas is hereby announced
as a candidate for Magistrate
tor Townships Noe. 1 and 8, subject
to the rules of the Democratic primary.
E. L. Rodelpsperger is hereby announced
as a candidate for Magistrate
lor Townships Nos. 1 and S, subject to
;he rules of the Democratic primary.
Jacob L. Dickert is hereby announc:d
as a candidate for Magistrate for
townships Nos. 1 and 8 and will abide
; the result of the Democratic primary,
Magistrate No. 2.
S. J. D. Price is oereb) announced
as a candidate lor magistrate for No.
2 township and will abide the rules of
the Democratic party.
Magistrate Township No. 3.
r v awavkvf n n n /v n * a a n
x iici cujr auuuuu^c ui<scu a vuuujdate
for Magistrate in Township No.
1 8, subject to the rules of the Democratic
Jno. B. McCullum.
I announce myself a candidate for
Magistrate for Township No. 3 and
will abide the result of the Democratic
primary. W. D. Rutherford
Jos. H. Adams is hereby announced
as a candidate for Magistrate for
township No. 3 and will abide the re
j suit of the Democratic primary.
For Magistrate No. 4 Township.
R. M. Aughtry is hereby announced
j as a candidate for re-election for magistrate
No. 4 township and will abidaby
the rules of the Democratic partyj
For .Magistrate >'o. 5.
Hix Connor is hereby announced
j as a candidate for Magistrate No. 5
I r-? -vi A rtrill f 'n A ?AC1l1f
J tUWUSUiy CLL1U Will auiuc 1 tJuii, V*
.1 the Democratic primary.
j For Magistrate No. 6. i
B. R. Guin is herby announced for
. Magistrate of No. 6 township, subject
to the Democratic primary.
i For Magistrate >'o. 7 Township,
5 Mr. W. R. Reid is hereby announced
i as a candidate for magistrate for No.
! 7 township and will abide the result
of the Democratic primary.
Magistrate Ko. 9.
S. L. Fellers is hereby announced aa
a candidate for nomination for Magistrate
for No. 9 township in the approaching
G. W. Kinard is hereby announced
as a candidate for nomination for the
office of Magistrate in township ^Jo. 9
_ j in the approaching primary election.
11 B. B. Hair is announced as a candir
I date for reelection as magistrate for
3 ! No. 9 township and will abide the
? i rules of the Democratic primary.
Magistrate So. 10.
J. A. Kinard is hereby announced as
a candidate for Magistrate, Township
No. 10, and will abide the result of
the Democratic primary.
Magisfra/e No. 10.
J. J. Kibler is hereby announced ag
7 a candidate for Magistrate No. 10
, township and will abide the result of
the Democratic primary.
Magistrate No. 11*
[ H. H. Ruff is hereby announced as
a candidate for reelection for magistrate
of No. 11 township and will abide
j by the rules of the Democratic party.
W. B. Graham is hereby announced
as a candidate for election for magistrate
of No. 11 township and will
i abide by the rules of the Democratic /
party. A Friend.
* K. A. Kibler is hereby announced
i oc o fnr Magistrate for No.
CiO CL AW- *?v.0 .
} 11 townshiu and will abide the result
of the Democratic primary.
c TEACHER WANTED
For Tranwood school. Salary $40
. per month. Term eight montfis. Send
application to . . r; '}
Geo. A. Epting,
J. Robert Long,
Oscar H. Abrams,
Newberry. S. C.. R, F. D. 3.
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Announced as "Distinguished
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Department. Full courses in Civil
oiV-n rpc; T^ntrlisli
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; and Modern Languages. Confers
. B. S. and C. E. degrees. All expenses
pay cadets from South Carolina
$250 a year. A scholarship
worth $300 a year is vacant from
Newberry County, and will be
filled by competitive examination
at the county seat on Friday, August
14. For necessary informa
tion and blanks apply to
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The Citadel, I
Charleston, S. C.
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