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tx:. Chairman and Fellow Citizens: :
Tu- o years ago, 1 was a candidate
f in me Democratic primary for gover- i
ncr of South Carolina, and while de-1
^ feated, I received a most flattering'
vote. I wish to take this opportunicy
of expressing to the people of the :
State my sincere appreciation of their I
support two years ago. I am glad to ;
li e in a JState where the humblest1
citizen may aspire to the highest office.
I believe with all the sincerity
rwf tiv nature, in a Republican form j
oi government. I -believe in the right j
of the pople of this State to select1
their public servants. I know of no
reason why I should apologize to any j
one for being a candidate again this .
year. The constitution of the State \
fixes the term of the governor's of- j
fice and certainly no one can deny
^ me, or any other Democrat, the right
to offer his services for this or any
other office. I trust that I am not:
prompted by improper motives. It is I
at least a worthy ambition for any I
i one to aspire to the high office of
governor, if he does so with a sincere
and honest desire to be of service
to his native State. I believe
that I appreciate also the importance
of this office, and the responsibilities
The governor of the State, by our
constitution, is given power to grant j
^ reprieves, commutations and pardons :
except in cases of impeachment, un-!
der such restrictions as he shall deem |
proper. It is also made his duty to j
give to the general assembly infor- j
raation of the condition of the (State,
and recommend for its consideration '
such measures as he shall deem nec-J
essary and expedient. In him, is vest- j
ed the supreme executive authority, j
In stating my position two years j
ago, I stated that there were three j
essential quantifications to be consid-'
ered in reference to every candidate j
for public office: 1st?Is he conr>e- '
tent? 2nd?Is he worthy? and 3ru?j
Will he be faithful? It is (by these'
three standards that I would be mea- j
sured, and I trust that aurmg uie;
campaign upon which we enter today, j
it "will be the controlling purpose of!
each and every candidate to be meas-!
ured solely upon the basis of his fitness
for public service. It is not my
purpose or desire to undertake to
show the unfitness of any man. I believe
in a campaign free from personalities,
one in which the discussion
before the public shall have reference
to questions of vital importance
to the people of this State.
The most important question before I
the people of this State today, and ;
the one which must continue to be of
most importance if we are to go fori
ward in our material development, is
the matter of providing adequate edu-1
i cational facilities. I name this as j
most important because in a proper j
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f soiuuon ui mid v> in j
lution of all other troubles. By pro-,
vidirg adequate education, ^we in- j
crease the production of labor and i
soil, and we provide a safe guard !
against lawlessness. By a proper
education of the people, we settle the
matter of social and moral reform. I
Relieve it to be the duty of the State
of South arolina to make provision ?
for the development of our educational
system until the high schools
which are now being established in
every nook and corner of the State,
shall furnish an education equivalent
to what is now being provided in
( the Srst tw6 years of college work.
This is of tremendous importance
for tie reason that ninety per cent, of
the white children i)f South Carolina
will receive all the education which
r.on avor havp in the school near- j
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est to their home. The colleges, both
State and denominational, could not
accommodate more than ten per cent,
if all should apply. I believe that
there should be a closer unity, and
mors intimate contact between our
schools and colleges. In other words,
our educational systems should be so
organized that when a boy or girl 1
shall complete the course of study
provided in our primary schools, and
enters any of the colleges, the college
work should be a continuation of
the work already commenced in the
I rimary schools. iWe have in Clemson
college an institution which is
already doing a great w^rk, but its
r?orwnlo. nf the State
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can be greatly enhanced if we would
<begir to teach agriculture in all of
tne preparatory schools. I attach
great importance to this phase of our
education for the reason that we are,
and must continue to he, an agricultura,
people. As you develop our agriculture,
you promote our material
prosperity; as you increase the production
of the soil, you increase the
\olume of our wealth. Our legislature
has already taken favorable action
along this line and I trust that
we shall not turn 'backward. I would
not say or do one thing wfhich would,
in any degree, embarrass or hinder
the work of our State colleges and
? universities, but I believe it to be
^ wrong for these institutions to grant
free scholarships and free tuition. I
believe a decidedly better plan is for
the State to provide a iuna irom i
which loans can be made to worthy j
toys and girls, which, will enable
them to complete a course in any of
the colleges of the State. This loan
could be made without interest and
could be paid back by the student
who rets the benefit of it. and then rei
^^tent to another. It is impossible to
into all of the details of this plan.
m| Bk 7 believe it can be worked out j
^yrssfully. it may be said that the '
Says He I
a Right to R in
the Main PLmr.s in His Pia:-'
le Race of His Own Voli!is
Fitness for Job.
State owes every ono an education I
una uiac tree tuition in all the schools J
and colleges should be granted to all.
f frankly admit that there is force in
this position, but it is a condition,
and not a theory, which confronts us.
The fact is that no more than five
i,er cent, of the children who could
emer college can ever participate in
this provision. It may be said that:
we woul:l ha.e difficulty in collecting J
these loans. 1 can not think favor- i
ably of this view. I -believe that any j
boy or girl who is desirous of com- j
pleting a college course, and who j
signs an obligation to the State,
agreeing to pay back the money necessary
to complete his education, will
regard it as a debt of honor. If the
fAi'owac arc* nnt furni^Vmirr 5?n pHiim
tion which will enable one who "has
taken the course, so to increase his
earning capacity as to be able to repay
the lean without any hardship,
then there is something wrong with
our education. And, if, on the other
hand, the colleges are not turning
out boys and girls who would regard
a debt of this kind as toeing one which
must be paid, there is something radically
wrong with the work of such
institution. It is immaterial to me
how this fund should be managed,
who should handle it, etc. We now
"have a iState board of education. Pro- 1
vision could be made for them to pass 1
upon aDDlication and grant loans, or
the governor, comptroller and State
tresurer might do so, or the presidents
of the different State colleges
might 'be authorized to handle it.
This is a matter of detail which can 1
easily be worked out. Now, my
friends, I hope that no one will say i
that I am opposed to higher education
by the State. This is the settled i
policy. It is not an open question.
The State is committed to it and my i
desire is to see these institutions so
managed as to increase their effec- '
tiveness and enlarge their .fields, and
at tne same time, so administer it as to i
give equal advantages and opportunities
to all. I make no charge against I
any one, I do not criticise any one, i
font it is. a notorious fart that, in all
the State colleges and universities of 1
today many students are enjoying
free scholarships and free tuition ;
wbo are amply able to pay, without I
the necessity of borrowing money.
If they did pay it would increase the i
revenue of the colleges and
would enable them to do more
and better work, and. also, enable the '<
State to assist others who are unable
to pay by the plan which I ha/ve 1
I have already given out a state- !
ment to the press in reference to the i
iState warehouse system and the fire
insurance situation. The matter of I
marketing our agricultural products
is one of importance. I 'believe that
the State should provide a system of
warehouses and such regulation of
warehouses as will enable the farmer
to market his products to the best
aHvontofro onH tn pnahlp him whprp
necessary to ibcrrow money on cotton
warehouse receipts at the lowest
rate of interest.
The regional reserve banking law
enacted by congress is one of the best
.pieces of legislation enacted by any
legislative body within fifty years.
With the enactment of a rural credits
law and the operation of the regional
reserve banking system, and the development
of our agricultural interests
as I have already indicated there
is no reason why any man who is to
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own his own home and cultivate his
own land. 4
Fire insurance as I stated some
time ago, is not only desirable in our
business life, but it is a necessity and
I believe that sdme plan can be devised
by which the interest of the
policy holders can be protected and
at the same time not drive out the
fire insurance companies. These ]
companies are in the business to
make money, and they will operate in
any field which is attractive to them.
It seems to me that a rating (board
similar to the law now in operation in
Texas, would be a proper adjustment i
of this matter. The State can not
afford to surrender its right to regulate
any business in which the public
is vitally interested, but the \
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and exact justice between all parties (
concerned. I am sure there is some
common ground on which we can
meet and solve this difficulty.
Now, my fellow citizens, in conclusion,
it is the duty of the governor to
see that the laws are enforced. I
have sot changed my position one
iota in reference to this matter. Two
years ago, I stated repeatedly that
this was one of the important questions.
I know, and you know, that no
people can ever become a great people,
that no government can go forward
in its material development, unless
the people who compose the govn.nmnn*
( 'Vinll /aTlirtV tVlO A/111 Q 1 TlrO
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tection of the law. I believe there J
should be one measure of punish-:
ment, to the rich and poor alike. I
do not believe that any man should
be permitted to purchase immunity
from violated law when the violation
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is a result 01 uenwiawu auu resign.
In other words, when any person
deliberately and designedly goes
to work to violate the laws of the
State, "he should know that if apprehended.
he shall suffer the penalty
which the law prescribes, and you j
will never be able to convince the !
man without means and without in- 1
fluential friends that the law is im- J
partially administered so long as he,
>nv;r-te.I of t!ie violation of
. takes his time upon the i
: . or penitentiary. w ' il^ his1
.0 . rrunate_friend, who "? > . i
- :or ' fi ' f". 'id.-:, is a~l
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.I'.ch ::i < a a, ,.:.i j\j uawhip; ri of1
If you s-'e fi' t> ele t me governor;
M' this Siaro, i -Sf:iall -o into the ofi
o unhampered uy any promise exv
c.I or implied, to any individual,
n mi v rlnss of individuals. T shall !
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John Madison J
A New Man in State PoliticsHis
Plea for Cooperc
.John Madison DesChamps, candidate
for governor, lives in Columbia,
and signs himself "farmer, author,
lecturer." He states his platform as
I am a political volunteer, I am
not 4,drat'ted'! into this race. Xo one
asked me to run and I asked no one
to let me run; I consulted with no
one as to my running. The great opportunity
now before our State and
the need of a service which 1 feel fitted
to render invites me to make the
race for the office of governor and I
am accepting the invitation.
1 am a native of this State. I was
jorn in Fulton, Clarendon county,
South Carolina. I have lived in five
counties of the !3tate; namely. Clardon,
Spartanburg, Cherokee, Bamberg
I have made a careful study of
this State and am acquainted with it i
I have earned my way through life
from early childhood and har.e succeeded
in the affairs of life.
I believe in God, in political purity
and in good government.
The following are some of the
things for which I stand:
1. Harmony, unity and cooperation.
2. The greater development of
3. Making South Carolina the ban- :
tier State of our nation. i
4. constructive lousiness, constructive
laws and a constructive administration.
5. A minimum and a maximum
land owning law.
6. A credit system with long terms
md low interest to enable tenant
farmers to buy and own farms. :
7. (Soil testing and section farm- 1
8. Grass, grain and stock raising. :
9. A central market, stock yard 1
md packing house.
Warehouse and storage system
[or farm products.
11. The growing of our own food
supplies and the manufacturing and
marketing of our own products.
12. Reciprocity of trade with other
13. Le2;al regulation of middlemen's
profits and stricter laws concerning
the making, the taking and
the -levins: of debt
14. A- fair division of the profits of
labor between capital and labor, and
harmony and cooperation between labor
15. Larger appropriations for educational
Hon. John T. L
A Synopsis of His Remarks c
paign at Spartanburg?i
'Mr. John T. Duncan discussed "The
System." Fellow Democrats of Spartanburg
I know that I have a great
many friends here who will vouch for
the truth of what the papers said
While you have forgotten other
candidates and all they talked about,
you yet remember that Duncan hammered
Taking Duncan at his word you
have killed the dispensary System,
the main support of the Political
System, and having led out into view
the old iboss you have plunged his
ears full of buckshot.
His organization is still in work- J
ing order throughout the State, in
vnnr r>nnntv as in (?verv other coun
ty. It is now up to you to put that j
machine out of tbusiness, and, if you |
have the sense, run the politics of;
your county and iState for yourselves. !
You have helped me to smash the
head of the serpent, but this serpent
is a jointed affair, and you must kill
it inch by inch, for it has one section
in every count/. It takes bull
dog tenacity to smash the devil.
'Light your torch and pursue him
into his hiding place. If you will j
give your attention to my platform J
you will find that I am awake on j
life* ioctio anH that T am on trail I
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the candidates in the service of
The main issue in this campaign is
liquor while the candidate selected
by The System is yet in douht as to
whether he has made his calling and
election sure, 'but he is now ready and
willing to subscribe to the doctrine ('
of foreordination, and trust his faith I
in the hands of The System.
With a bow to Messrs. Cooper and j
DesChamps I shall first address my- 1
self to the subject of lio.uor, and their \
two champions. t\*r. Blease favors
tie? oi this ofHeo with a sing'.-* pivpo?e?to
serve ai! the people of in?^
State to tin1 very besr of my ability,
with a desire to promote the peace
and pro-- -ity of ;i!. I confess that
I cove fi' honor of bring governor
of the :n>\ bur as much as I desire
this lienor. I will not have it unless it
comes to me in such a way as to
leave ir.? free to discharge the duties
and meet tiie responsibilities of the
position without being embarrassed
by any promise or alliance with any
one, or with any interest.
?He Interests the People in
it ion and Harmony.
16. Free tuition in all of our State
institutions of learning.
17. An equal wage for men and
women, for equal service.
IS. A wise, prudent and economic
use of our tax money.
19. The increasing of our wealth
as the one and only practical way of
lowering our tax levy and continuing
the development of our State.
20. The creation of an investers',
manufacturers' and development commission
to induce capital to come into
21. Freedom from taxation for a
period of one to three years for factories.
railroads, interurbans and development
concerns of a similar and
worthy character, coming into or being
organized within our State.
22. The creation of a township
unit for the 'better development of our
23. Putting into the hands of every
voter the practical laws of thr State,
enacted each year as an aid to law
24. More liberal support for and
better care of our old soldiers.
25. The good of the masses, including
26. Less appointing and more
electing of persons to office.
27. A law disallowing the governor
to succeed himself in office, and a
single term of two years only for the
governor of our State.
2S. The abolishing of capital punishment
and the instituting of life im_
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29. Equal suffrage or the right of
women to 'vote.
30. A saber life, a sober home, a
sober town and a sober State, with
sane and practical laws condusive to
31. An equal application of the law
and a just and impartial enforcement
of all law.
32. 'Measures rather than men.
33. The abandonment of factionalism
and the cultivation of true and
34. The obliteration of sectional
prejudice, a closer affiliation with our
nation and eternal loyalty to our flag.
35. Where order is observed, the
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law oue.veu a.nu me nag is uuuuicu,
there the investor will go.
36. A clean, educative, elevating
and ennobling campaign this summer.
One which will be a ^benefit to
the citizens of our State.
37. My platform briefly and broadly
it the Opening of the Camrecalls
liquor, and Mr. Manning is a local
Some people never look behind
them. While I tell you good citizens
an interesting bit of history, I wish
also to open the eyes of these two
men by showing them who it is they
The money trust and the liquor
trust forced partnership on President
Lincoln fifty years ago, and they
have ruled this government up to
date. Let me show how these two
gentlemen both Manning and Blease
serve the liquor trust.
The hold of the money trust lias
been shaken while the liquor trust
still battles for its life and filthy
lucre. The liquor trust prefers
Blease as all men know, but realizing
even as Roosevelt, that this is a bad
season for third termers it can yet
be happy with the local optionist
Governor Manning, provided they can
maintain the present hybrid arrangement
with our good prohibitionists,
let me show you what The System
has arranged for the voters to endorse
at the polls.
ISpartaniburg has on former occasions
called on me to forecast the result
of the coming election.
This T have repeatedly done without
Spartanburg, near the last, has now
become first. Instead of telling you
today what you will do I will tell you
what The System has cut out for you
to do. and I shall content myself
n-ifVi tollinnr i-Aii rj-Viof rrrn oon iSrtH
what you should do. With their first
and second choice already shown, and
<"he two of them obeying orders like
little men. it is up to the f^ee men of
South Carolina to say whether or not
your votes are to 'be delivered as
sroods already bought and paid for
Reviews His Record as Gove
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State With Impi
; My Fellow Citizens:
Two years ago by your votes you i
I commissioned me to enforce the laws !
I of South Carolina. You did so be- j
j cause you felt that lawlessness must I
j come to an end and the decrees of J
! our courts and the verdicts of juries j
i must be sustained and upheld; and I !
promised you to do these things. 1 i
return now to give you an account- j
The average citizen's instinct is j
for obedience to the law.
He knows by bitter experience that!
J lawlessness means license for the'
strong few to oppress the many j
weak. Uniess peace and security are j
restored the man of industry could j
' not pursue his normal course with
' undivided energy or enjoy the peacei
ful profits of his toil. The paramount
! issue today, as it was two years ago,
is whether or not there shall be en- i
i forcement of the laws of our State
I with impartiality to all and with
I favoritism to none.
I favored the broadening of popu;
lar education for town and country,
j for mill and farm,?that would make
' farm boys better farmers and skill|
ed labor more skillful; that would
J give every young man or woman in
I tho tlio nn? hoct r>hanr>o in lifp"
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for that is their due. I advocated
! equalization of taxes so that the necessary
expenses of the State would
be paid (by those who owed them. I
wanted shorter hours of labor and
more prompt payment of wages. I
said the unjust docking of wages
must be stopped. I proposed a sysj
tem of rural credits for the financial
i independence of farmers, and a sysI
tem of land registration that would
: make it easier and less expensive for
farmers to become owners of their j
homes and farms.
All these things I 'believed depend- i
ed for their ultimate success upon
j our respect for the law;?upon the
; revival of the old idea that laws
| must either be obeyed or repealed.
| What I believed then I believe now.
: With all my powers I endeavored to
j enforce the law. The pledge that I
, made two years ago has been peri
formed and today I renew it abso- j
lutely and in its entirety.
Local government is dear to the j
I hearts of the Democrats of fSouthj
I Carolina. Our tradition is that laws
j should be enforced by the local au-1
thorities; and as far as was possible;
; I have striven to continue that tradi- j
tion. One of my first official acts was j
I to revoke the commissions of the
: Qtot-o /- r>n<;tn,hles_
! Later when some of these local of- J
! ficers failed to do their duty I exert-;
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Enforced Laws of the
irtiality to AIL
ed the power of the State to secure
respect for State laws.
In the county of Charleston I appointed
constables under the sheriff
with instructions to enforce the
liquor law firmly, strictly and impartially.
They were given positive instructions
to make no compromise
with crime but were to perform the
duties prescribed for them by law
without excitement or bloodshed;?
to be ceaseless, firm and vigorous.
These instructions have heen ohev
ed. Formerly the liquor laws were
openly and flagrantly violated in
Charleston. Bar rooms ran wide
open and gambling was an outdoor
sport;' and other lawless and immoral
acts were committed without
concealment and without punishment.
These conditions had continued
so long that they were regarded
as almost irremediable and not to
be prevented. The criminals claimed
a "vested interest in crime and
cradled themselves in a false sense
of public approval. Most of the flagrn
nf A ff'nn ^ Am Tl'at* a f a*?ai nrn At?n tttVi A
ldiit UilCUUCl a "C1C lUi CI3LICI O W LL\J
grew fat on vice and crime. I have
put my hand on that situation relentlessly
and without discrimination.
The entire situation is changed.
Good citizens now respect the law
and criminals fear the law in Cliarleston
as well as in the rest of the
Already conditions are so improved
that these constables have been
removed from the city limits and the
enforcement of the law there is left
to the mayor and his officers, on
wliose energy and patriotism we
The strict enforcement of law has
gone hand in hand with economy as
it always will while I am governor
Whenever officers fail to perform
their duty they should 'he removed.
Upon proper showing I removed
the sheriff of Kershaw county. This
I did by authority of section S41 of
the criminal code of South Carolina.
Since then the supreme court has declared
unconstitutional that part of
this section which refers to sheriffs.
To that decision I bow, but the, removal
I made was necessary if I was
to enforce the laws,?a duty confided
to me by the people of South Carolina.
One of the most unpleasant
things about public office is the duty
of removing unfaithful officers.
The records of the solicitors of the
State show thac more criminals were
caught, prosecuted and convicted
during the year 1915 than during the
year previous. This is the best evidence
of the fact that the laws are
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