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W So Says Senator Tillman?He JT.ide
V the oCnstitutlon and Sajs He
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Washington, D. C., March 2, 191f>.
Victor B. Cheshire, Esq.,
An.teison, S. C.
"My Dear Sir:
Enclose please find my check i:or
$3.50, one year's, subscription to The
r Anderson FarrDirs Tribune. SomeT
l'r?rvn* KoPiinCfi ,Tlo
9 ?OHtJ 1 CIO IIUL rvuv " n av/, WVM.UWV MV
/ tears his name off before mailing it?
r has sent me several copies of it, and
1 like the way you get under people's
hides, although you seem to be very
unfair and unjust sometimes, espeHff
cially to Governor Manning.
BfflT I do not have much time to read
home papers, but I want to keep in
r touch with the State enough to know
what is going on and think a good way
?the way perhaps?is to take
your paper to learn th<* Blease side
of State politics. You, of course,
know niv attitude towards Governor
Politics seem to be getting quite
lively in your Congressional district
w and I want to keep in touch with
them. I always like to read both
sides, and from the day it started un^
til a few years ago, I was a subscribl
er for The State newspaper, which
[ you know was founded by the anti^Tillmanites
to abuse and do everyWt
thing possible against me.
F Very respectfully yours,
B. R. TJLLMAX.
I Anderson, S. iMiarch 6, 1916. .
1 Hon. B. R. Tillman,
United States Senate,
Washington, D. C.
t Bear Sir:
Your letter of Marck 2nd received.
A note wt'ii special interest the sentence..
"I like the way you get under
people's hides, although you seem to
be very unfair cr.o unjust somei'.n.ps
?* pec'? * K'uarJ* -overnor
iManmng. inac is raiuei amusing.
How do you expect a man who was
to the manner born a Tillmanite and
v who stood by him s.'aithfully until he
forsook bis friends in 1912. to do
otherwise than to get under people's
liides? I do not admit that I have ever
been unfair or unjust to anyone and
especially to Governor Manning because
those who elected him expected
him to bury factionalism and instead
of doing that he has been more
outer ana more extreme in mis uue
than ever was yourself or Blease. In
fact, we do not think we have yet
# given him what is coming to him. As
I understand, you are a United States
senator and a trustee of Winthrop
College and trustees of Clemson College.
If you are serving in these poclfirme
tiS+Vi rrvmnrnccinnc vnn arp ivio
rlating both the letter and the spirit
of your 'State constitution; if you are
serving them without commission
especially the Senatorship and Winthrop
College trusteeship, then you
most assuredly are violating a criminal
Statute of your State, and Governor
'Manning, in my opinion, holding
to the governorship and Clemson Gol
lege trusteeship, is al6o violating the
law? and I cannot see the difference
in one man violating the law and another,
except that in my opinion it is
| more harm for the learned and eduB
cated to violate it than the ignorant.
I notice another sentence of your
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letter, "You, of-course, know my attitude
to*varls Governor Blease.' I
i do, and that attitude has been quite a
puzzle to me. I happen to know that
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xio man nas cvei ueeu uuw iu a iauj.
' i?y than Cole Blease was to the Till:
mans. I have heard him speak of the
Helena meeting when your life was
in imminent danger and he had you
carried to his father-in-law's home.
I know of his devotion to the princi,
ves which vol advocate and I know
personal!.-; cl the great service renuerfccl
bv nim io your newhew,, my be
. loved frier;!, the late lamented Col.
Jas. H T.lanan, and it has always
Kppn nnite -a surprise to nie that you
cnuld have treated him as ungratefully
as you did; for, o: all men, it
seems to me that you should have
been true to him. This sentence
makes interesting reading to me for
another reason. Your son is a candidate
for congress from this District.
You will find that the majority of the
voters of this district, (and when I
say majority I mean by many hundred
votes, are Bleaseites and will
record their votes for Ble^s? this
summer. And I know it will be interesting
to them to know that Henry
Tillman's father is fighting Cole
Blease. it- is certainly mieresung tu
me because I am for Mr. Horton for
that position. In reference to politics,
I beg to advise you that !n my
f opinion, from news received from
many different parts of the State, that
t> t ^ Vi nlnnf Afl cnromrvr thi"?
JDiCitSC. ? 111 UC citvibu gv.
J year just as he was in 1912, despite
the efforts c yourself, the cotton mill,
bank, the railroad and other corporation
votes which you have aligned
VICTOR B. CHHBSHIRE.
^Washington, D. March 14, 1915.
Mr. V. B. Cheshire,
Anderson, S. C.
My Dear Sir:
j Your letter of March 6th came in du-j
' course of mail, but pressure of work
f work here has prevented an earlier
I have been rather amused and
! somewhat interested too, in your ac
quirements <is an ct 1 hmxv^ opcv-*a.i
leader. You say things you want to
believe, however unjust or untrue, and
then try to convince yourself they are
true; and the rest is easy. You go
ahead as though it were the truth
and argue with that as the foundation
'.or your utterances.
t am nnt rmitp snro thp matter has
been tested in a law-suit, but I am
fully satisfied I am breaking no law
in being a trustee of Clemson and
Winthrop at the time I am holding
the position of United, States < senator,
i This is such a trival matter that I
brush it a6ide as not worth my con
sideration, or anyone's serious
thought. I know in holding these positions
there is no element of illegality
or fraud "whatever. I was a life
trustee of Clemson and a trustee of
Winthrop before the present constitution
was made. I helped make that
Din cmuinu tdmidic
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trouble for years and became so
weak I could hardly walk or do any
work. My appetite was poor, my food
would not digest, I bloatea and was very
weak and nervous. I tried many remedies
without help. I saw Vinol advertised
and tried it, and now my stomach
trouble is completely cured and I am
well."?E. L. Marshall.
Vinol is guaranteed to tone up the
tired, over-taxed and weakened nerves
jf the stomach and create strength.
Gilder & WeeKo, Druggisis. New
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is. Stocks & Bonds
, Newbeny, S. C.
constitution, and I know when the
p;o islon prohibiting the "holding of
two offices'' was incoi porated in it.
110 thought was given the trusteeship
or State Colleges as being "offices."
You are simp.'y obsessed on this mat- j
ter and you have convinced yourself
t.'.at I am breaking the law and, therefore
Governor Manning must 'be breaking
the law, too. You h.ite both of us
so much that you simply cannot be
just to either. If I could talk with
you a while, I could convince you, I
believe,?though you are very hardheaded
and having said "the horse is
sixteen feet high." you will stick to
it or die. You allow your personal
prejudices to 'becloud your reason altogether
and make you blind to everything
except your own belief and feelings.
The main purpose 1 have in writing
you though, is to correct one statement
you make in particular. You
"I have heard him (Bleas?') speak
of tlie Helena meeting when your life
was in imminent danger when he carried
you into his father-in-law's
[ did not know Blease was in the
crowd. I suspect he was. I rememoer
he was a member of the legislature at
the time and was on the stand. These
are the facts, however:
When Dickert ran up the steps and
s'.apped Youmans' on the back, shouting,
"Stand up to him, Youmans; I am
here," a great commotion arose. My
> riends who were on the stand jumped
to their feet and closed in around me.
Everybody in the crowd seemed to
rush for the stand, expecting a fig"n.t.
I will always believe there liad been
a conspiracy to kill me that day. The
Sheppard men were on the upper side
of the hill and could get on the stand
easily, but the Tilimanites, wlio were
on tlie ground on the other three sides,
had to clamber up by jumping and
catching the top of the banister with
their hands; and it was this climbing
that broke the stand down. When
the d tCtll d fell the men around me
seized liold and elevated me above
their heads in full view of any enemy
who wanted to assassinate me by
shooting. I protested ana Deggea w
be put down but they did not heed me.
They went whooping and shouting
around through the Sheppardites. Gus
White led, brandishing a walking
stick. He made for the Sheppar^ banner,
a crowning rooster which towered
h'>h above the heads of pvery-body, and
smashed it to pieces.
As only two men could carry me,
they grew tired in a little while, and
the shrieking Tillmanites who surrounded
these two had me carried into,
some man's yard, I do not know whose
and put me on the piazza. .-I toid them
I would not make anv sneech unlesv
Sheppard did and insisted on Deing
carried back to the wrecked stand
where the meeting was held. Sheppard
agreed he would not make any
speech, if I did not. So the meeting
Blease ttiav have helDed them: T do
not know. But I do know this: He"
did not save my life. The reason I was
not sh.ot was. because no man dared
! pull a pistol or shoot, knowing his
own li.e would toe immediately for|
feited. If Blease were an honest man,
he would not claim to have "saved my
life," because he knows it. is not true.
! There were at least 15 or 20 who
surrounded me on the platform when.
Dickert ran up the stops, because he
was known to be a very dangerous
man and they thought he intended to
shoot me. If the stand had not fallen
down, I do not know what would have
(happened. The rumor had gotten
abroad that they expected to kill me,
i that day, and that is the reason so
many men from Edgefield (now Sa-,
luda), were at the meeting. Gus j
White was my life-long friend, we
having gone to school together at
Bethany Academy in '60 and '61.
You speak about my having treated
him "ungratefully." Any cool-neaaeti j
man who will think a little and know J
the facts will acknowledge that I did j
more '-or Blease than Blease ever did
for me. I was true to him as long
as he was true to himself, and to the
real purposes and principles of Tillmanism;
but when he played dema;
gogue and showed plainly that his
! own personal ambitions alone governI
. . 9 _ J A. _ . _
j ea mm, l ceaseu 10 support mm ur
I have anything to do with him, and
: fought him for all I was worth. I do
not regret it at all. He has made his
place in South Carolina and the peo;
pie will settle with him Lometime, if
j not this year. Having made his bed
he must lie in it.
You speak about Henry Tillman's
candidacy for Congress; and prophesy,
or threaten, I don't know which, that
the majority of the voters in that district
are Bleaseites and will record
their votes for Blease this summer."
I Vnow they were bleaseites in the
last election; but Henry Tillman has
nothing to do with that. Having been
shorn my sou, he cannot-hefp the-relationship;
and I believe he is proud,
of it. I know I am proud of him. Any
voter who will oppose him because :
i thought it my duty to oppose Blease
is welcome to do it, or that is the j
privilege of all white Democrats. j
I have the proud satisfaction of he-!
licving I had as much to do with bringing
about the present condition of affairs
in South Cafolina as any one
else?I mean allowing all white m^n
a voice in the government, high, or
low, rich or poor. And I believe
blinded as you are with prejudice and
venom, you will acknowledge this;
for there is a good streak in you &fter
all. You have simply gone ycraz
on that point; that is all. '
If the people of that district pre
fer some one else to my son as congressman,
it is their right and duty
to so vote; and I shall not object. So!1
I say to you, personally, and to those ?
who believe as you do, go ahead and
do your utmost and vote for whom you
please. Throw merit character,
abilty and e\erything else, to the dogs
and be governed by prejudice only.!
You have the right to vote for your
man, and Henry Tillman must win his
spurs as 1 did, or not wear them. 1 j
am not trying to help him, and did not j
write to you with that ooject in view, j
it is his fight, not mine; I could not:
help him if I would?I would not if I
could?except in a natural and le^iti- j
No one knows better than I do that
there are thousands and tens of thou-!
sands of Bleaseites who have been my j
friends andaremyfriends still?as good
honest citizens and Democrats as we !
have?though they persuaded them-;
selves four years ago that they ought
to vote against me and did so; all
simply because I wrote the Ferguson
letter. I knew that letter would cost
me many thousands of votes, but I
wrote it because I thought it my duty
to write it. If you will think about
it long enough, and In cold blood you
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the Reform Movement in South Carolina
in ereneral and What Tillman has
done for the State for your benefit and
to refresh your memory on some
things you have fcrgotten;. but this
letter is already too long, and I forego
that, especially as I am very busy
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Very sincerely yours,
B. R. TILLMAiN.
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Very few of our lawyers carry the-j...
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I tliink the sighC of such a bag once
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! "I have some law books," the young
I Philadelphia attorney replied.
"When 7 was a young lawyer," Mr.
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And the invitation was declined.?
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was carved by Newton when he was
a boy on a stone in the house in which
he was born, his only tooi being a penknife.
There it remained* for many
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! church. Unfortunately the organ has
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relic, so that uniess one
j knows of the stone's existence and its
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It Sounded Big,
"She talks at different times of 'my
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