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H THE CONSTITUTION AND RI LES
I OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
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Stale convention may from time to
time adopt, not inconsisent with these
F rules, ami shall continue in office two
tiif. rime of election or
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until the.r successors ha-.e been elected.
The committee shall nominate
presidential electors, and if any vacancy
occur in Sate ticket of electors,
or of the national executive comfmittee,
by death, resignation or other
cause, the committee shall have the
power to till the vacancy; all by ma- :
k jority of the whole committee.
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24. The State convention shall toe
called by the State committee to meet
W at Columbia evry general election year
r on the third Wednesday in May. The
convention shall he composed of dele^
gates elected by the county conven
tions, eacn county lo oe enuuea i-u as
many delegates as double the number
of its members in the general assem- j
bly. When the State convention asf
sembles it shall be called to order by !
t&e chairman of the State committee, j
A temporary president shall be norai- j
itated and elected by the convention j
and after its organization the conven-:
tion shall proceed immediately to the;
^ election of permanent officers and to
the transaction of business. When j
the business has concluded it shall ad- j
journ sine die.
25. The officers of th.e State convention
shaM be a president, vice president
from each congressional district,
two secretaries and a treasurer.
26. Each county delegation to a
State convention shall have power to
? till any vacancy therein.
27. Any county failing or refusing
r to organize under the provisions of
these rules shall not have representation
in the State Democratic convention.
28. .Before the election in 1914, and
each, election thereaf ter, except as
, herein provided, the State committee
shall appoint and arrange for two
campaign meetings in each county, to
fcc held not less than two weeks apart,
one of which meetings shall "be addressed
only 'by candidates for 'State
offices and the other only by candidates
for United States senator; Presided,
That if in any election year there shall
be but one candidate for the office of
United States senator, or no opposition
?or State offices, the said commiree
may, in Its discretion, arrange or appoint
on"1}* one meeting in each county.
Fn addition to such campaign meetings
the county chairman of counties composing
the respective congressional districts
and judicial circuits shall, when
ihere is more than one candidate for!
either 01 sai<i uuiv.ce>, txu&iu? auuj
appoint separate meetings for their respective
districts or judicial circuits,
the time and the place of which shall
be published in each county, and at
which only the candidates for said
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& 29. It shall be the duly of each
county committee to appoint meetings
H ir. their respective counties to be addressed
by the candidates for the gen'
era! assembly and for the different
30. The clubs in each county shall
be held together and operate under the 1
control of a county committee which '
& sha'l consist of one member from each j
^ elub. to be elected by the respective j
clubs. The committee, when elected
9h:;ll appoint its own officers (except
the chairman, who shall be elected by i
the conntv convention), who shall not'
necessarily be members o' said commit
're, but a vacancy in tbe member-!
?hip of the committee shall be filled j
by the club, through the loss of whose ;
mpmhrr bv death, resignation or other- !
wis^ the vacancy occurs: Provided, !
That in case the office of chairman j
of the county committee shall become
vacant by death, resignation or otherH
wise, the committee shall have power
to fill the vacancy by electing a chair- j
man to serve unui xne organization 01 '
the next regular county convention;
And, provided, further. That any officer
so.elected who is not a member of
* the committee shall not be entitled to!
w vote on any question except the chair- j
man antl then onlv in case a tie 1
vote. The tenure of office of the committee
shall be until the first Monday
in May in each election year.
31. The county committee shall
meet on or before the first Monday In
August of each election year and designate
a polling place for each club in
> * its own club district and appoint the
managers for the primaries. Three
managers and a clerk shall be appointed
for each voting place and their
names published in one or more coun^
tj papers at least two weeks before
HW He election.
32. Candidates for the general as
st-mbly and for county ol'fices shall file
wiili the chaiiman of the county committee
a pledge in writing to abide the
results of the primary and support the
nominees thereof. C andidates for other
offices shall file such pledge with
the chairman oC the State committee:
Provided, That the pledge of sue"h can- 1
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o'clock, meridian, of the day preceding
the day fixed by the county committee
01 the State committee for the first
campaign meeting of the county or
State, respectively. Xo vote for any
candidate who has not paid his assess
ment nor complied wun tnis ruie snan
The 1 ollowing is the form of the
oath: "sAs candidate for the office of
, in the Democratic primary
election, to be held on the last Tuesri.qv
in Auerust. 191?. I hereby pledge
myself to abide the results of such
primary and support the nominees of
th.e party, State and national, and I
declare that I am a Democrat and that
I am not, nor will I become the candidate
of any '"action, either privately
or publicly suggested, other than the
regular Democratic nomination." If
the candidate is running for tne united
States Senate, or for the United
States house of representatives, this
addiional pledge shall be required: "I
will support the political principlesand
policies of the Democratic party during
the term o?. office for which I may
i be elected, and work in accord with
my Democratic associates in congress
on all party questions." fThis the?
day of , 191?."
Provided, That after tne time ror
filing such pledges, and before the
close of the election, should any candidate
die or become physically incappacitated
or withdraw, it shall be the
duty of the State or county committee
(as the case may be) to afford oppor
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tunny i.or cue euuy 01 ouier cauuiuaics
for the office involved, and should such
vacancy occur more than 20 days hefore
the first primary, then said committee
shall make provision for other
additional candidates entering the
race; but if said vacancy occur after
said 20 days, then the balloting for
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ing primary, but at such other times
as may be fixed by said committee,
| and that they shall provide for the
fildng of pledges. !
33. All candidates must subscribe
to the following pledge, as required by
the act of the general assembly and
file the same with the clerk of the |
court of common pleas for the county
in which he is a candidate, unless he
should be a candidate in more than
one county, in which, case he shall file
! *he same with the secretary of state,
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utriurc ae 5>uaii cuter upon uis campaign,
| I, the undersigned ,
of. the county of , and
State o i?-outh Carolina, candidate for
;he office of , hereby
pledge that I will not give nor
spend money, or use intoxicating
I Mouors for tlie purpose of obtaining
or influencing voters, and that I shall !
at the conclusion of the campaign and
bo ore the primary election, render
to the clerk of court or (secretary
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ui stent- as ucririmueiore provided under
oath, an itemized statement of all
money spent or 'provided by me during
the campaign 'or campaign purposes
up to that time, and I further
pledge that I will immediately after.
the primary election or elections that
1 am candidate in, render an itemized
statement, under oath, showing all
further moneys spent or provided by
me in said election. I
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candidates for governor, lieutenant
s:overnor. and a'l other State officers, ,
including solicitors in the respective, .
circuits, United States senator and congressmen
in their respective districts
and all county officers, except masters,
magistrates and supervisors of registration.
a direct primary election shall
be held on the last Tuesday in August (
of each election year, and a second and 1
third primary each two weeks successively
thereai ter if necessary: Provided,
That the county committee of
any county shall be at liberty to order
a primary election for masters and 1
magistrates, 'but not for members of
the county board of control of the dis- '
pensaries, nor for county dispensers. _
3">. The managers at each voting
place shall arrange the table, desk or '
other place upon which the ballot box- 1
es shall be placed so that there shall 1
bo no crowding or contusion irame- ;
diately around the boxes, and suitable
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cmciii uv: pruitiucu tu cuauie eacn
voter to approach the boxes and de- :
posit his ballot without interference or
hindrance, and the right of each per- 1
son regularly enrolled to vote and the ?
secrecry o' the balloc shall be prescrv- (
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36. The managers shall open the t
polls ftt 8 o'clock a. m., and shall close 1
them at 4 o'clock p. m.; Provided, That <
in the cities of Charleston and Colum- *
bia the ijoils shall open at * o'clock
a. m.. and close at 6 o'clock p. m. (The ;
managers s.ial. then proceed publicly j
to couni the vote*. After tabulating j
tin- u-sult, ihe managers sh.ill certify j
fbf and forward thp ballot box.
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imiii i sung the ballots, poll list and al ,
other papers, except the club roll, re- '
lating to such election, by one o their '
number to ilie chairman of the county
committee "within 36 hours after the
c'ocse cf the polls. i
37. Kach county committee shall !
l'urnish tat- managers at each voting !
precinct two ballot boxes, one for State
officers, and United States senator and
one for county officers, congressmen j
an J so-lici-ors. The managers, before
opening the polls, shall take and sign j
the : o'/owing oath: "uY'e do solemnly J
swlear that we will conduct this elec- ;
t:on according to law and the rules of J
the party, and will allow no person to i
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rolled in this club, and we will not assist
any voter ro prepare his ballot
and will not advise any voter as tc I
how he should ?vote at this election.'
The managers shall direct each voter,
if requested, to the proper box for his
ticket, but the boxes in all cases shall
m-arVoH in o oiifyhl#* manner t;r? flfi ?
to designate in which box the respective
tickets shall he placed.
3S. The managers at each box at
the primary shall require every voter
to pledge himself to abide the results !
of the primary, and to support the \
nominees of the party, and to take the
following oath and pledge, viz: "I do
solemnly swear that I am a resident of
club district and am duly qualified
to vote at this election according
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and that I have not voted before at
this election, and pledge myself to
support the nominees of the party,
ta:e and national."
39. Each voter shall deposit in the
appropriate box a ballot on which shall
be printed the names of the candidates
fnr thf tn "he* filler! Tfitll thp
titles of the respective offices. The
tickets shall be ? urnished by the State
committee for all except county officers,
congressmen and solicitors for
which the county committee shall furnish
the tickets. Each ticket shall contain
the names of all candidates for
the -espective offices and no other tick
etcs shall be used. One ticket shall
contain the names o-f all persons running
for the state office? and United
States senator. The other ticket shall
contain the names of all persons running
for members of the general assembly.
county offices, congressmen
and solicitors. No vote for the house
of representatives nor for county commissioners
shall be counted unless it
contains as many names as tue county
is entitled to representatives and
to county commissioners respectively.
Any ballot deposited in the wrong
box shall not be counted.
That in case the managers find more
ballots n the ballot box than names
on the poll list the managers shall
draw out the excess ballots and destroy
40. At any election when the right
of a person to vote is challenged, the
managers shall place the vote so challenged
in an envelope and indorse,
thereon the name of the ivotcr and that
of the challenger, and the person so
challenged shall not be allowed to
vote, and the challenged votes shall be
kept separate and apart and not coimt
ed, but tuurned over to the county
committee who shall at its first meeting
thereafter hear all objections to such
votes, and wlit.re no person appears to J
sustain an objection maJe at the polls'
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cue ucinui, siiiiu ue remuveu iiurn uie
envelope and mingled with the regular
ballot and counted, but where the challengers
appear, or produce witnesses
in support of the challenge the committee
shall proceed to hear and determine
the question, and in all instances
the voter shall have the right
appealing to the S.ate committee, j
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41. The county committees shall assemble
ai their respective court houses
:>n the morning of the second day a).:er
the election 011 or before 12 o'clock
loon to tabulate the returns and declare
the results of the primary, so far
is the same relates to members of the
general assembly and county officers
md shall forward immediately to the
chairman of the State committee at Coumbia,
S. C., the result of the election
n their respective counties for United
States senator. State officers, congressL?ien
and solicitors. The State committee
shall proceed to canvass the
rote and declare the result.
42. The protests and contests ror
?ounty officers and members of tie
general assembly shall be filed within
.wo days after the day of the declara:ion
by the county committee of the re
suxl ol me election wuii une euairwcin^
)f the co-unty committee and said couny
committee shall hear and determine
.he same at its first meeting thereaf:er.
The State committee 6hall meet
in t Vi rx T*!! ocH a tr oftcvr- fafVi nriinorTT
it such other time as may be designat
td by tin- chairman, to hear and de- 1
cide protests and con^est^ as to I'nitea
States senators, State officers, congressmen
and solicitors: Provided,
That no member of the county committee
shall act in a'*-' contest where
ii iiis candidacy is aCLcu cm And provided
uiither, That no member of the
State committee shal act in any contest
wherein his candidacy is acted on.
The protests.and contests for all officers
except county officers and mem
jits o. the general assembly shall oe
ii.ed within live days after 'he election
v. kh the chairman of tne State committee.
43. The State committee shall also
review, on appeal, the decision of the
county committee as to county officers
and members o< the general assembly
and its action sha'l be final.
44. No candidate shall oe declared
nominated in a primary election unless
lit' receives a majority of the votes
.ui;t or the office for which he was a
. l. Ua.e, nor unless his pledges were
fi'.cd as required by these rules.
45. A second primary, when necessary,
shall be beld two weeks after the
first and shall be subject to the rules
governing the first primary. At said ,
second .primary the two highest can- j
didates alone shall run for any one
office, but if there are two or more vacancies
for any particular office, then
46. In the event of a tie between
two candidates in the second primary,
the county chairman, i." it is a county j
office, and the State chairman, if It Is !
for United States senator, State offi-1
cers, congressmen or solicitors, 6hall
order the third primary.
Other primaries, if necessary, shall j
oe .ordered by the county chairman, if |
it is a county office, and the State
chairman, if it is for United States
senator, State officers, congressmen or
j 47. The question of a majority vote
shall be determined by the number o'.
votes cast for any particular office, and
not by the whole number of votes cast
in the primary.
48. The right to levy campaign assessments
on< candidates for United
States senate, congress, State officers
and circuit solicitors shall be vested
exclusively in the State committee. On
In 1500 each farm in the In 1900 ?
SOUTH Atlantic States NORTH
produced $484 worth of produced
$500 More a Year
HESE ARE SOMI
1. We Must Inquire Why Wc Make
Less Than the Northern or Western
2. We Must Make Our Own I.and?
3. We Must Diversify So As to Mat?
the South Feed Itself.
4. We Must Use More Horse Power
5. We Must Learn Fertilizer Values
anH Pnv "Fertilizers More Wisely.
6. We Must Improve Our Methods
7. We Must Make Bigger Cora
S. We Must Make Cheaper Pork &x>d
More of It.
9. We Must Have More Humus and
10. We Must Have All-the-yearround
11. We Must Learn Principles o/
Plowing and Moisture Control.
12. We Must Make Our Own Hay
and Some to Sell.
13. We Must Put the Stubble Lands
14. We Must Learn Better Metiiods
of Laying-by Crops.
And Prof. Massey's pag
gressive Fanner famous as
It suits every member oi
help, but also providing the
Order The Progressive
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all insects, prevent
Put it on now.
400 nounds of me
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other candidates the assessments shall ;
be levied by the county committee. ,
49. These rules may -he amended or
altered at the regular May convention
of the State or any State convention
the number of candidates shall be double
the number of the vacancies to be
called specifically for that purpose, the
call for which shall specify the changey
to be made.
SPECIAL PROVISION FOR 1914.
50. The officers c: all clubs, the
county chairmen, county committees
and State committee shall remain as j
at present constituted until 1916, but I
all existing club rolls are hereby declared
null and void and before any act
mav be done by any cluib or any mem
berthereof as provided in these rules:
Provided, If any officer of any club
district for which said cluib is authorized
the county committee shall I
appoint a member of such club to fill
the office. In the year 1914 each county
committee shall meet at the county
court house on the first Monday in
June, at the call o." the respective counA"
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Will carry every week :
months notable articles
Massey, 4'the Grand Old
foi the Southern Farme
J OF THE SUBJECTS i'KUJ!-.
ARTICLE TELLING HOW T(
e is only one of fifty features t.
"The Farm Paper with the Pu
: the family?not only giving ti
best farm woman's page in An
Farmer now and make your si
isixi ? more livestock will be dii
of articles by Dr. Tait Butler.)
er will preserve
if tppn nut
LEV w %
$1.00 bottle for
md designate each club district and its
boundaries as provided in cbese rules,
and at that time may form any new
clubs which they may deem advisable.
If any new clubs are formed they shall
organize within ten days as provided
in section 3: Provided, further, That
if any club be found to now exist laconsistent
with these rules said club
shall be abolished.
51. The State committee may make
any rules or regulations for the purpose
of enforcing these rules not inconsistent
JNO. GARY EVAN3
Chairman State Committe#.
W. . McGOWAN,
Secretary State Committee,
CHICHESTER S PILLS
TIIE DIAMOND BRAND. A.
Udlcil Ask joar DnittUt for A\
9>S\ WSMfl Chkb?).|?r Dtanondfiraad/A*v
I'll to in Red and niettllic\\rx
Tjv boxes, sealed with Blue Ribbon. \ /
1?1 ^ Take no other. Boy of toor
l'l ~ flf j?PBMl4. >>kforC4H^:irE8.TER?
% C. J& DIAMOND KHANJ> FILLS, for 2*
years known as Best, Safest, Always R dial >ia
' Only One "BROMO QUININE"
to *et the jrenoine, call for fill name, LAXA*
TIYE BROMO QUININE. Look for signature o*
E. W. GROVE. Cures a Cold in One Day. Stope"
conaia and headache, and worts ofi cold. 2^c
jrmei makes $500 more
i do We are as smart
lust learn to make this
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for the next six
by Prof. W. P.
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) DO THAT JOB: \
15. We Must Keep Learning as Long
We I live.
1?. We Must Raise Abundant Winter
xxte?I otatoes. Fruit, Peas, Beans,
17. We Must Make Boys and Girls
irtners in Farm Work.
18. W Must Learn Greater Ecoimics
in Farm and Home Manage
1$. We Must Leam Better Business
Buying, Selling, and Keeping
20. We Must Give More Attention to
istures and Meadows.
21. We Must Grow More Winter
22. vve Must Drain uur Lianas
23. We Must Grow More Wheat,
its, an'3 Rye.
24. W Must Study Plant Breeding
-d Seed Selection.
!5. We Must Farm So as to Keep
uid, Teams and Hands Busy Twelve
jnths a Year.
26. We Must Adopt "Wiser MetLods
bat have made The Pronch."
Le fa.rmer himself the best
lerioa and a superb Young
bait toward "$500 More a
scussed in a !