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FORMER GOV. BLEASE
ADDRESSES BIG CROWD
TALKS TO THREE THOUSAND IN
Speaks 011 State And National iTopics.
Thinks Congress Should Be Convened?Receives
Following is a full synopsis of tlje
speech of former Governor Cole. L.
Blease to an audience of 3,uuu at a
community picnic in t?e grove at Old
Hundred settlement, in Greenville
county, on Saturday, August 7, as reported
by a staff correspondent of the
Anderson Farmers' Tribune:
Former Governor Blease, who was
present by special invitation, was
(presented by Chairman R. H. Jenkins
after the congressional candidates nad
finished their addresses. Governor
Blease (was in splendid form and held
the closets attention of his audience
from the opening sentence to tf:e close
of his address, a synopsis of which
The former governor expressed his
appreciation of meeting with the peo
pie of the great and prosperous county
of Greenville as a plain citizen,
seeking no office and no political favors
at the hands of fois fellow citizens.
"For four years I was your
servant, and I think that while I was
governor of South Carolina there is
not one who will say that I was not
the governor. 'Possibly I did finings
that some will not agree with. The
Saviour Himself did not satisfy ail
when He was on earth. I did not do
anything while I was in office that I
said I would not do, and I did not
leave undone anything whicfn i said I
Hoped Some Got 15 Cents.
"Last year you were told that if
you would re-elect Senator Smith you
would get 15-cent cotton, and that
McAdoo had a billion dollars up there
in "Washington that he was going to
eend down South for tfoe relief of the
cotton farmers. I hope that you peo?
1 X ~ J X "U? ir
pie who voieu iur omau ua*c 50c j.0
cents for your cotton and that his
friend McAdoo has sent yon some of
that billion dollars.
tood Thing For Him Not Elected.
"You know it is really a good tfcing
for me that I was not elected to the
senate last year. Under the methods
? " -3 nr/vr At%nmar?f O.f T\T"o oVl_
'jJUI~SUt?U UJ UUI s*" ujlucui at uaouington
these hard times were bound
to come, and had I been elected the
newspapers and the bankers would
have said tf:e hard times were caused
foy ?lease's election and that Wilson
and McAdoo refused to help you because
you voted for Blease. There
were many good, honest peopie mislead
last year by the promise of
higher price of cotton and that money
would be sent into the South to move
cotton.. And now see "wfjat the same
newspapers which were telling you
last year you would get 15 cents for
your cotton if you elected Smith are
Papers Tell Different Story Sow.
"The Columbia Record on July 26,
in an editorial headed 'Too Much Cotton
Planted,' says: 'The farmer is in
part to blame for his own condition.
H>e has planted too much cotton. He
assumes great airs ana min&s ue u<ts
done wonders because he has reduced
his acreage from 20 to 30 per cent.
Man's memory is so short.' Now you
people know this paper would not
Slave dared say that last. year.
"The Columbia State of July 28th
caid editorially: * * ? 'The State at
tfcds time risks no prediction on cotton.
* ? The man who has not depended
on cotton solely, the man who
lhas not been a slave to one crop, the
man of the stamp of George Sease,
about whom Mr. Haltiwanger wrote
in TV:e State yesterday, will not "go
hroke" if cotton sells for eight cents,
"but that price will leave little or no
profit, and spells "hard times" for the
farmer whose reliance is cotton?who
can't get away from cotton. There are
so many of them, too.'
"Do you thing The State would have
printed taat during the last senatorial
"And then, listen at this editorial
PYnrPssinn from thp same naner in an
issue of very recent date:
" 'In the address of the Lee county
farmers to the president, this expression
is of uncommon significance:
. .if our staple field crop, cotton,
should sell for twelve cents per
pound, there are millions of us in the
Southern States tfcat would not realize
a net wage 01 two and one-nan cents
" 'Now cotton has not fetched an
average of twelve cents a pound for
any consecutive period of ten years
since 1880 and, war or no war, there
is not the slightest reason for assurance
that it will command that average
price in future. If cotton at
twelve cerits a pound means no adequate
wage to millions of people, thsir
case is, even If the present European
complications snould be cleared away,
mttprlv boneless, and it is insanitv for
the able-bodied of them not to abandon
the cotton fields and seek employment
of a more profitable character. Not
for thirty-five years, preceding the
? T ftT'Avn n?A/1 C> r\ !
prtseni wa.r, nave puucs atcia5cu ov .
much as twelve cents, and we see no
reason to predict a higher average in
Governor Blease Laid, "the trouble]
with the Southern people today is not
that tV?ov Viuva rvlnntpd tOO much COt
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ton. It is the 'do-nothingness' of the
president and tte Democratic, socalled,
congress at Washington.
You've got no Democratic president.
If you had, instead of his actions being
controlled by lEnglish capital, he
would say to England, You've got to
let our commerce alone; you've got to
let our cotton and our provisions consigned
to neutral countries go through.
If you don't, we'll make you. England
has always overriden as far as she
could the rights of t):e people of this
country. Her overbearing attitude and
tyrannous treatment of the colonies
was the cause of our fight for independence.
Congress Should Be Convened.
"Congress should be called together
at once and a law passed prohibiting
a single dollar or a particle of provisions
or munitions being sent to
England, to her allies or to Germany,
and it should also forbid any factory
to send any arms or ammunition to
Europe tear, would either prolong this
war or maybe in future be used to
fight us with. Let the United States
buy all such output by our factories.
"A onhctnntial increase in shiD
ments of war munitions is now about
to begin, and will continue for the
next six months, and American factories
will be rushir^ the delivery of
millions of dollars' worth of war material
from the United States to
This County and War MUteriaL
"Statistics show that had the United
States been facing on its own soil
either of the great armies now contending
in the great European struggle
it would have been utterly at the
mercy of the enemy within a few
montl:s, because of the lack of anything
to shoot in the firearms of the
army and navy.
"If every ammunition plant of the
United States government was to run
twenty-four hours a day their combined
maximum production would be
about 1,000,000 rifle cartridges a day.
The entire supply of rifle cartridges
stowed in government arsenals and
fr?r hilt Tint VPt dfllVPr^d
vri" -v* ^
amounts to approximately 252,000,000.
All privately owned ammunition
plants in the United States, working
every minute of the twenty-four Lours,
have a maximum production of not
exceeding 4,000,000 cartridges a day.
"When Germany went into the present
great war being waged in 'Europe
she had on hand 50,000,000,000?just
think, fifty billions?rifle cartridges
and 25,000,000 rifles, or five rifles for
main in +Via -fiol/? O rvr? 9 ftHft rfllinds
V* / U1M-U *Ai I.UV/ U.VAV4 MUXA -JV V v ? w
of ammunition for each rifle.
Let the Ricih Enlist First.
"And lyet they want to send these
munitions we need so bfcdly ri^ht here
at home across the ocean to Europe,
and at the same time talk about getting
this country into war. ^If the
Washington administration and Eastern
capitalists succeed in forcing war
upon us, you working people wait un
til all ti:e Dangers, tne capiiansis, me
mill presidents and stockholders, the
big wholesalers and other wealthy men
enlist and go to the front, and after
they are there, if you are needed, it
will be soon enough for you to enlist.
"This tiding of loading vessels with
W51son So Friend of the Toiler,
arms and ammunition and having a
few international tramps aboard to
make it a passenger vessel should be
stopped. The reason we hear so much
about Germany destroying ships is
that when Morgan's money is touched
it touches iMcAdoo, and Ice runs to
Papa-in-law Wilson and crys outrage.
Woodrow Wilson is no friend of the
toiler. If he was he would not have
been elected governor of New Jersey,
the most corporation-ridden State in
the American Union.
Why Onr Congressmen Keep So Quiet.
"And why do our congressmen keep
so quiet about these outrages on the
commerce of tnis country? They are|
too busy hanging around the pie
counter, waiting to see what jobs are
to be given out. And with them it's a
case of keep your mouth shut if you
want to appoint any postmasters, rural
mail carriers and other job-holders?
and if you'll notice they have kept
tfceir mouths shut since they came
yinmo T'Viott- ara afraiH if fhov citc
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anything their pie supply will be
^Can't You Do a Lee-tle BetterP
Speaking of Senator Smith's well-:
known imitation of the farmer pleading
with the cotton buyer to know if
iie couldn't do "a lee-tle better," Gov-!
, . I
ernor Please saia some one ougnt to
write Smith and ask him: "Can't you
do a lee-tle better" for us than you:
Speaking of the war, Governor <
Blease said this is no Christian war;j
he did not believe the I^ord had anything
to do with war. If He had the
Confederacy would i: av-e won her
cause, for it was a just and holy cause.
"War is the work of the devil," he
r. O i i"?
The Last Legislature.
Referring to tne last legislature, the
former governor said it had created
many useless offices. It will not be
long before some one will be coming
to your house and telling you what
you must eat for dinner, as well as
what you must plant in your ground.
T? p nther dav thev had a disnute in
Columbia about what was a split pea.
The tax commission has some pretty
foxy politicians in it. They started
off on the banks; next would come the
cotton mills, and then the farmers.
lAfter the farmer is taxed to the limit
the commission will discover tl..at the
oilmodt. Viotta oiir>Vi Q n OYTIPTISD that
i am vauo uavg ouvu uu v-?.^ vM?.v ,
they are not earning dividends, and
assessment must be reduced; also the
banks and the mills and the other corporations;
I.Mr. Farmer's tax will stay
right at the top where they put it.
The legislature put a tax of 25 cents
a sack on fertilizer, but who pays it
"VX7"ho? railrftfldc nrp
1 lie laiUiy, uuvu w v. v. ~
taxed who pays the increased tax?the
man who pays freight; the consumer
pays it all in t! e end. Bankers live
off the people who borrow money.
You whose wife wears calico pays for
the silk dresses and automobiles of
tne DanKer s wue. wren yuu uunwv i
$100 and the bank president takes
out $8, 'gives you $92 and makes you j
pay back the $100, he steals more than |
ti p value of a chicken. Yet you thank |
him. If a poor hungry devil steals a
chicken, you yell, 'Put him on the
gang.' When a mill docks a boy or
girl for a whole yard of cloth on account
of one little spot it's a thief,
and God will not allow it to continue
to prosper. That is one of the reasons
many of ti:e mills are not prospering.
Lots Of tHe mills ana mill yresiuema
wish now they had back some of the
tJ.ousands of dollars they have contributed
to beat Blease."Touching
upon the State warehouse
system, he told of some of the benefits
of the system to the cotton farmer,
and said mat we ao uui wnm iu uc
fooled into supporting any federal
warehouse system. With an administration
in Washington tJiat was friendly
to the South, they might send us
competent white graders, but what is
t/\ nrAvpnt them sending negroes here
to grade our cotton. They have negoes
as mail clerks on ti e trains and negro
mail carriers in our cities, so why not
negro cotton graders. They say they
will send you honest graders, but you
will remember we nearly perished under
the administration of Grover
Cleveland and now we are just about
qo had nff lmdpr WnOdrOW Wilson.
Wilson is not a true Democrat, and I
defy any of his friends to meet me
in joint debate before an unprejudiced
audience. I will prove it before any
fair-minded body of men. Your Democratic
congressmen and senators tell
vou thev can't get rid of the negro j
government employe because of the
civil service. If a Republican congress
passed the civil service act, wl:y
can't a Democratic congress repeal it?
His Opinion of Mr. Wilson.
"Mr. Wilson is a big-hearted and
affectionate man," Governor :Blease
sarcastically said, "and his heart
hlp^ds for the nation, yet just a year
ago he buried his wife over here in
Georgia?the wife of his bosom, the
moti.er of his children?and he has
not been to her grave since she was
put in it. If so I have not heard of
it. 'No, he hasn't even visited it to
drop a silent tear, or to place upon it
one little rose. And yet his friends
hold him up as tender-hea rted?in
love with t:is people. No, my friends;
a man. who will not in a whole year
visit his dead wife's grave has no tender
heart?has no loive for his family,
his friends or his nation?no, not he;
but f:e is a cold-blooded, self-opinioned
and egotistical big I. ;Listen at this,
printed in the Atlanta Georgian, of
Friday, August 9, 1915:
Blooms Strewn on bJraye of juts.
(By International News Bureau.)
Rome, Aug..6.?Tribute was paid
today to the memory of Mrs.
Woodrow Wilson, wife of the pres
ident of tf:e United States, on the
first anniversary of her death, and
from 9 to 10 o'clock this morning
a constant stream of children
flowed past her grave dropping
blossoms on it. Later in tfr.c day
several hundred adults took part |
in a memorial and brought floral
tributes to the cemetery.
And He Plays Golf.
Cornish, N. H., Aug. 6.?.This be
I ing the first anniversary of the
death of his wife, the president
spent several honrs upon the golf
links playing with Dr. Cary T.
Grayson and Prof. George Howe.
Afterwards he worked for some
time in his study.
"Playing golf in 'New Hampshire on
a loafing trip, and hasn't time to visit
his wife's grave, # while the Southern
i * i
people, out of respect to her, cover
her ga.e with beautiful flowers."
White Voters Disfranchised.
Speaking of Democratic control,
Go.ernor Blease said: "You must rise
in your might if you wish to control
your elections. The last Democratic
State convention disfranchised many
white voters, and if the same crowd
are continued in power many more
will be disfranchised if it is necessary
for them to do so in order to gain
their ends. Two thousand negroes will
vote in the September election. The
present State Democratic administration
is catering to the negro vote as
a balance of power in the contentions
between white men.
Jiews the Papers Give Readers.
The newspapers advocate the views
of the politicians their bosses approve
and give G-ose views to their readers
as news, but candidates whose iviews
are not in line with those of the owners
of the papers can not get their
viowe h*>frvr<i tho nennlp "
Farmers' Secret Societies.
Governor Blease said that some
politicians and newspapers had roasted
the secret societies organized by
the farmers in the lower part of the
State. These societies are no more
secret than are the Farmers' 'Union
and Farmers' Alliance. The reason
for the roast is because one must be a
real farmer and nothing but a farmer
to hold membership. It is tl'.e only
organization of Simon-pure farmers
since the old Grange. One can not
be a backer-farmer, a preacher-farmer,
a merchant-farmer, a lawyer-farmer,
or any other kind of a hyphenated
farmer and belong to the new society.
You have to earn your living by your
tarm, ana 11 you ao anyming eise you
can't get in. That's the reason the
politicians are fighting it; they can't
get any spies in."
Man Who Sells Ballot
The former governor paid his respects
to the alleged farm demonstrators
and good roads demoqstrat
ors, who are iioimng mure ur it;ss
than political henchmen. He made a
strong appeal to ti e men on the duty
of the father in being upright and
honest in the handling of his political
franchise, and reminded his hearers
that it was natural for tl:e boy
to think that his father could do no
wrong, and that his teachings to his
son made more impression on the'man
of tomorrow than all tl-e other train
ing he would ever get. "He who sells j
his ballot is worse than a thief; he is !
selling the liberty of the boys who)
are not yet men ana corrupting the j
mind of tl:e citizen that is to be." j
Anything For Service of Friends, j
"I can't say yet whether I will make I
the race for governor or not. The,
time is too far distant to say posi- i
lively. As I have said before, I will!
do anything that will be of service to j
my friends. If they think it is best;
for me to make the r^ce, it is possible j,
tl at I will do so. It depends upon I
tv a ttto tt + i r-? rro 1 ^rvlr !
UI'I CUillSUtiiVJCO. A lie ? t* * Ljjiiii iuua|
now, if the campaign opened nextj
week, I would pull off my coat and |
jump right in."
Governor Blease was given an old-j
time ovation at the conclusion of his j
speech, leaving a short time afterward
by automobile for Belton, where he
addressed a meeting in ti e Wbodmen's
hall Saturday night.
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A meeting of the stockholders of
The Farmers' Bank, Silverstreet, S. C.,
will be held in t):-e bank building at
Silverstreet, S. C., on Tuesday, the
31st day of August, 1915, at 4 o'clock
p. m., at which meeting the matter of
liquidating, winding up the affairs and
dissolving the said bank, a corporation
under the law of the State of South
Carolina, will be cosidered and -voted
on. Stockholders may attend in per
soil or ay proxy, xius meeuug is uxdered
by the terms of a resolution of
the board of directors of said bank.
H. 0. Long,
President of The Farmers' Bank,
Silverstreet, S. C.
The scholarship examination for the
Citadel academy will be held at the office
of the county superintendent of
education on Friday, August 13, 1915.
Tfcose desiring to take the examina
I tion will bring their own paper ana
1 pencils. Charles P. Barre.
County Supt. Education.
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