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MANNING. S. C.. JUX 24. "12.
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THE GOVERNOR ANSWERS.
Our friend Hartwell Aver of
the Florence Times mnanifest ed
a considerable impatience be
cause Governor Blease did not
answer the Felder- Burns charge
in his speech at Coiumbia, but the
Governor did answer them the
next day at Chester. we presume
the affidavits he had to have as
a part of his answ..ere not
ready for the Columbia mreeting.
but they reached hi-I I time
for the next meetn and any
fair minded man .ho r Cis tiat
answer must be impreso '1e;
it. We do not be-ieve the n.1 ews
papers which have been ting
the man in and out of season,
will be able to break into this
answer to the charges. and
further, we are con vinced that the
major portion of these cMarges
were only made to confus
the public mind to raise suspi
cion with no idea of ever oen;g
able to nrove them, but. the,
were made on the principle that
where there is "so much smoke
their is some fire.' Invarhbly
this is a sign. but when it is
known that in this day of mod
ernism, the enemies of a man
seeking his destructionthey miiay
profit by, can manufacture a tot
of smoke or raise a dust for
their nefarious purpose. The
masses have learned long ago
that it is very unsafe to give a
beeding ear to those who are
fighting for the possession of the
government, why, even recently
in New York, to get out of the
way a man who was exposing
the police of that city, assassi
nation was -esorted to; this is
mentioned merely to show to
what extremes some people wii!
go to further their ends. If they
will murder, they will not hesi
tate to blacken chamcter, even
though they have to buy the ma
terial to make the smoke to cre
ate a suspicion of fire.
If the answer of Governor
Blease shows anything. he has
been the most maligned man
that was ever in piblic life: Till
man in his severest and trying
days was not more maligned.
hated and persecuted, we think
all fair-minded readers will con
ce-de this, whether they expect
to vote for or against Blease.
Thare are many who do not ad
mire some of the utterances
Governor Blease is reported in
the newspapers as having made.
in fact, tbe reading of the re
ports of the meetings sLow that
the reporters select certaim ex
pressions for featuring, and
they do not report scarcely any
of hi~s speeches, while they do re
port practically the whole of
Judge Jones' speech. We think
they should treat both of these
candidates with equal considera
tion. When the campaign was
in its early sage the accounts
were much fairer, but they are
growing from bad to worse, and
so far as Blease is concerned
they may as well savec their
space as to report him as they
Blease on occasion. is twitted
into saying some things which
he ought not to say regardless
of the provocation, but then he,
ig human, and in the language
of Ben Tillman when accused of
all manner of crime. "-I cannot
-help kicking when they put
coals of fire on my back." by this
he meapt, as long as his enemies'
slandered and maligned him,
and ware going about seeking by
all manner of schemes to rob
him of his character, he had to
let his indignation find vent in
strong words. The injunction to
turn the other cheek may be
right but it is not human.
The Governor's answer has~
been publhshed in full by Tile
State in ita Sunday issue, and in
the News and Courier of Mon
day, these newspapers werec
forced to print this answer in th'e
fear of the condemnation of thieir
patrons i~s our opinion, but we r-e
gret that we cannot reproduce
i# in this newspaper. Read it.
every word of it. and then place
your hand upon your heart and
say whether or not the answer
is coplete. We will say to ,the
fair-mmnded anti-Blease man tuat
hi e will show himself bigger
and better, if after taking the
time to read the aniswer as h
took to read the charges and
the stuff offered as evidenc in
Augusta, and then give an un
prejudiced opinion. To do thi.
need not necessar-ily make him
change and vote for Bleasen
less he is convinced that .1ludge'
Jones is a party to the conspir-l
acy to diestroy Blease. He a
do as The State did. come out
and admit that there is ntinii'
in the Augusta evidence show.
ing "criminality" agLainst thec
Governor, and vote for Joues onl
other grounds, if he wants to.
Now, let us take up the Char
teston situation. Therec is abu
solutely no evidence to show
the Governor is in any wxay conl
nected with the alleged grafti
in that city. Thie protec-ion the.
blind tigers arec reevn ha
been in vogue eve since the
dispensary was piaceauo
Charleston: will the onoc -t
say Governor Anse ~(ee
graft ? Will they ebrg. ta
Governor Hleywardti -r.
Will ther- charge graft e
the other Governos1lT
wh hd o utort to~ 1 invs
i t e oi bw 1 -
i brou1t 1 a L. t tiS
L .'' i U L tO1-4
al~ege~ bib lae? a v I
knowxs fall; wel lwat the Ow
thl c inel ai c.Ld 11 -C has.
rigrht to listen iS
(. iao N, be had full
C!tn ( Char.-to: . but he
does nohig ete dos he1
Ufe-.Q(1-e disapnts him i n the
An not 1ve th (. oeGac
of the- Cn.::ssionI For of Gv
e-rnment .Act beig pas-ed oet
the Go'.ernor's rto.. GraJce
As1 th Xe ove the .o
und~'er0 j. 'e 1 1m(-A I.
te tis l>--fo ~- th coliee:
tefr he Q~(j (, xa tind some
one ~ viho nadi testwe inl the*
Hotusen t impti Atfo
tb e Gin hi nv !o come0 W. T.-G!a
decr akeanin~tetin Mr
Gi-rae Alimost iueitl p
on Steven.?son's interest in behalf
of \Ir. Grace. we began to hear
muirmerinugs of a break between
Gra dn Bleiase. We believe
it was a part of the compact that
Grace w:as to oppose Blease as
payment for Steven.son-S serY
ices: O other words, the advo
cates of the commission form oft
government were sold out in con
sideration of Grace's support
agamst Blease. Now, wbat has
the committee found out. even as
to the Charleston situation,
which it had no authority to
look into? It found out that
Charleston is selling liquor in
defiance of law: well every man
knows that. It found out that
Mavor Grace and his predeces
sors had full knowledge of this
condition and they did nothing
to nrevent it. but on the other
hand encouragzed it. Well, every
man knows that. They were
told that the blind tigers for a
consideration get protection
from the constables and thle
OoSce. Everybody knows that
too. They were told that the
city authorities with the knowl
edgdi and approval of the Mayor
receivs regular pay frot the
blind tigers for a privilege to
conduct their unlawful traffic.
This is also well known. What
es came out in the hearing?
It was testitied to, that B. H.
Stothart, chief constable re
ceIved bribes from the winskey
men for imm1Gunity from raids:
the witness claims that lhe did
not hand money to Stothart in
personi but lie went to his ofie
when no one was i a
the money under the door, rather
a neeuliar wax- to bribe a wxhis
key constable? This charg ia
be true or it may be as false as a
number of the chargs against
tie Governor has been proven
to be. but Mayor Grace knows
te remedy, he should resort to
it and not gratify his malice
against Sheriff MIartin and Gov
enor Blease in th e manner he
Governor Blease is being cr-it
icised for not dismissing Stoth
art. wourd it be right to dismiss
the man without an opportunity
to vindicate himiself? Would it
be fair to aid and abet the ene
miers of Stothart in their des-5
perate efforts to get lum out of
the office to which he was ap
pointed over the protest of
Mayor Grace? Thie Governor
has asserted thlat he will dis
miss Stotbart if it is provei
that Stothart is guilty of re
eeving bribes, but to thrQow him
own because his enemies arec
crying for his blood. wxhenl it is
known that his oJical head is
wanted as a punishme~nt for Op
posmg Gra-ce~ for- Mayor-. and
10 r standing by Martin I ~or
sherlP WXill no' be righ1t. if
Sothart is tiCe b-ad in Gra ce
paints him, it is beondf our'-ea
sointg to ascetain why theP
from captuaring~ the counity ma
eminery voium associate withi
Sttart to the extent oc mkin
im~ one 0f their nu amber to renI
resentif Ciarlestonl as a delgate
i thle State- conventin. on
Joe~ph W. B iarnwell k-nown
th4roghout the State asi i hih
:ned:nan:. pArotid of hi name.'~
-n aen of -hi reputatlIn
ri-e -j H. Sthart whom?
Gra piturs a a crinmna! we
say itis beyon Our compvrehen -
i out wit l tat O'0Ne~il~ was
cerced 'into sw.-arling to-the
in Chr*k1 ,.ip5'~3 an:: *ra it as
proven at this on- sid" I.en
ith -Oan assmpio a Autoi~
the* c\o~nnt d'id otO h'e tya
soley a tttr fo !!:- i : au
thortie inChar.,tn ab m .
out h'is part of tie compact we
brliov. ho Inad with Mr. Ste
nson for his services n pre
venting the comIII;ssiol Ac
fom geting passed over the
TAKEN TO TASK BY A JONES SUPPORTER.
T th<'e Ed1tor of The State:
to ou: Sudayissue you pub
ie ma'iny columnis of alleged
dia;.:h tsmony tending tc
Trov tlhat Samuel J. Nichols, of
the Spartanburg bar was a bribe
r. and that Gov. Blease was
bribe.aLker. You did not pub
sh 1 the dictagrams. Yo"
made Vuluminous selections. out
.ou eft out smaller but impor
TaIt sentences here and there in
\lr. Nicbols favor. Is the con
sceonce of your telegraph editor
clcar that in these eliminations
he did not pLrposely suppress
ithe truth! and distort the facts
i an14 do a grave wrong. unworthy
of a great paper?
From the record. prepared by
th paid enmies of G-ov. Blease.
and published in the Augusta
Chronicle as it was presented tc
the ommissiol, it is shown that
j S. Reed. a hired emissary oJ
3B. Felder. came to Mr. Nichols,
falselv representing that he was
an attorney from Chicago, thal
i Large fortune (a mounting tc
00.000) had been left to a mar
n the South Carolina peniten
tiarv, on condition that he could
F secure a pardon: that he had
beeni Iwice Convicted and punish
.-d for he saei act. once by tIE
Un.ited States court, and then ir
th;e State court, and also servec
a e y 'ears' sentence in the pen
itentiar: that he was sick-had
iunderone two operations fo
apendicitis, and was a propei
objet for executive clemency.
Mr. Nichols is recorded as say
ing: "The only way 1 would take
this case is wth you as associate
attorney." "You are much more
famni iizir with the case than I am.'
--The only thing I know aboul
the case is what you tell me.!
T he d;ctagrapi records Mr.
Nichols as saying further: "Il
isn't pleasant. I'll tell you why
I hate to take hold of it. I have
refused at least 75 petitions thal
have come to ine to try to gel
pardons. Now, here in Spartan.
burg, they give me the very devi
for supporting Blease, becausE
all mv adiliations are the othei
I way. you know, and all my kir
o the m
people. N ow, I say I hate to takE
hold of those matters, because
they have always been againsi
him. and I have always support
ed him, and they say these cor
porations that I represent emplo3
me on account of my influencE
with the governor, and the same
way with these pardons-they
Isay, 'Oh, it's nothing but graft
Ihe's making nmoney out of it.
But that's all a damn lie. Foi
that reason I have refused num
bers and numbers of them." And
he goes on to cite case after case
where he could have gotton largE
Ifees, but refused to ask for thE
I ardons because he did not be
Tiere they ought to be granted.
WAS IT CORRUPT?
According to this man's owr
confession, he represented to Mr.
Nichols that this was a meritor
ious case for executive clemency.
Relying upon these representa
tions, was there anything unpro.
fessionai or corrupt in assistong
tis attorney to la~y the mattel
before the governor for his ac
tion? It was strictly professional
work, and so regarded by thc
bar. It shows that Mr. Nichols
was unnecessarily careful in the
pardons sought and would ask
for none which he did not believe
the facts would justify. Yet you
cut all this out of the record, and
inserted instead the ex parte
statement of this man made in
Mr. Nichols' absence and un
knlownl to him, that the convict
was the worst in thbe penitentiary.
Wh v did you do this thingY Did
you wish to mislead the public
int o believing that Mr. Nichols
ha] d coirruptly sold his influence
with the governor to secure the
rees of such a convict, know
ir~ him to be such? rThe record
wa~ full ot the proof that Mr.
N ichols acted in perfect good
faith. relying on the statement
of one whom he had every reason
to beheve was a reputable attor
ner. And that even then lie
would not assume responsibility
fur the case, but refused to go
into it except as associate coun
sel. leaving all the responsibility
for the facts with Mr. Porter as
leadingW counsel. All this is in the
.eord. Why did you suppress
i Certainly not for lack of
space, for you published much
ele tnat had far- less relevancy.
Way o did you do it? Was it right?
Was it just and fair and true and
in acord( with the high ideals of
hono(ratble journalisml A great
jornal has great possibilities for
.goodJ or harmi- andi high responsi
b1iie attend its p~ower.
Een Reed, the paid emissary
of Feder. the spy who sells his
truthi and honor daily, left all
this in the record. But you have
deliberately cut it-not in one
plae oe-,but repeatedly and
persistentlyv-in small sections
and p)aragra~phs. Why: did you
The dictagraph reord~s that
Mr. Nichols told this ass'jeiated
attorney that he 1:ouid carry
uowni a petition which th peop)le
wh sned it would be juistifieu
in sgnin it, anid that lhe woul
not go before the governor with
ou such apetition. That iPorter
n ugested that he represent
t(rovernor thtat thtere was a
''omii dLea involdand before
ould rnni shhs sentene. Mr.
N~ ni~ s1 :re in "Hi7ere's whait i
he has been governor." He told
Porter: "You can do absolutely
nothing in the matter by paying."
"He wouldn't do anything that
wasn't right and I wouldn't do
anything that wasn't right."
All this appears in the oficial
record, but you cut it out where
ever it appeared, and instead you
published all the wild words al
leged to have been uttered by
Mr. Nichols after he had been
made by Porter for a purpose:
'and that, too, when you knew
that he was drunk, for Porter
had confessed in these records
that he had plied him with a
quart of Scotch whiskey. Why
did you suppress that part of the
record made when he was sober?
Was this not a suppression of
I facts and a perversion of the
truth? Was this right and just
and fair and in accjrdance with
th e high ideals of honorable
When this man Porter found
that Mr. Nichols was incorrunti
ble, and that Mr. Nichols regard
ed the governor as incorruptible,
occupying as Porter did the con
fidential position of a brother at
tornev associated in a common
cause, and while Mr. Nichols was
in his room he deliberately went
to work to make Mr. Nichols
drunk in order to take advantage
of him. Porter confesses that he
plied Mr. Nichols with a quart of
Scotch whiskey before lie left
Porter's room, so that when they
started to the train to go to Bai
timore he hardly knew where he
When Mr. Nichols reached Bal
timore Porter still posing as a
reputable attorney, had laid his
trap in a private room at the ho
'tel whither he lured Mr. Nichols.
I -Mr. Nichols tells me that he had
given up drinking and he and his
friends assure me that he had not
taken a drink for some time. But
this fellow, under the guise of
friendship and hospitality, induc
ed him to break his resolution,
and when he arrived in Baltimore
and went to this room be was
still under the spell of the liquor
with which Porter had plied him.
This last fact is shown by the
wild record of the dictagraph.
These records show that he could
not remember what had occurred
at Spartanburg a few days be
fore; that he claimed without fact
or reason that he was a delegate
to the national convention in
structed for Harmon and could
carry the South Carolina delega
tion with him. It is further
shown by the fact that when he
was talking of the division of the
fee between himself and Mr.
Sims he allowed Porter adroitly
to interject repeatedly the name
of the governor, so as to make it
appear that the governor and not
Mr. Sims was to get a share of
it. if any further evidence is
needed that he was intoxicated
at this interview it will be fur
nished by Mr. Pasley, the judge
of the city court of Spar-tanburg,
when he went to Porter's room.
Mr. Pasley is not a Blease sup
norter. There Mr. Pasley left
h in, and Porter seated Mir.
Nichols in front of the dicta
graph. The trap was ready and
there was Porter, "squat' like a
toad, close at the ear of Eve, es
saying by his devilish arts to in
still his poison." Unfortunately
Mr. Nichols remembers very lit
tie of what passed -none of the
vile suggestions made by Porter.
Porter swears that the dicta
graph can not falsify. and yet
this record is full of the muistakes
of names of well known persons
here contained in it. and hence
other errors may have occurred
elsewhere where the change of
a word or a punctuation point
make a vital difference. I pre
sume that the stenographer cop
ied the notes as accurately as he
could. But is there r.othing in
the record that the stenographer
did not put there? Most of the
vile suggestions made by Por-ter
are on the last pages of the rec
ord, and we have only his word
for it that he did not add these
pages to it after the typewritten
copy was turned over to him. He
could easily have done so. When
it is remembered that this P-orter
had found Mr-. Nichols incorrupt
able when at himself, and had
deliberately made him drunk in
order to take advantage of him.
ie appears none too good to do
that thing. A man who would
deliberately make a guest drunk
mn oi'der to instigate him in that
condition to do a wrong, and
while still in that condition take
from him 815 which Porter con
fesses he did and never returin it,
is none too good to manufacture
testimony when he could secure
it in no other way and finds it
necessar'y in order to make out
his case and earr his pay.
Mr. Nichols' only fault in this
matter, as shown by the records,
is that lie associated withl this'
fellow Porter, alias Reed, believ
ing that he was an honest man!
and a gentleman, when he was
not, and drank with him when he
believed Porter was actuated by
fiiendship and hospitality, when
he was instigated by treachery.
One of Mr. Nichols' most mnti
mate associates tells me that he
neer before saw Mr. Nichols in
such a condition as he was with
Porter. and it is more than prob
able that this man had drugged
the whiskey he gave his guest.
Bu.t wh et-her all the alleged
conve'rsationi was taken by the
ditagraphu or not, this much is
etLain: When Mr'. Nichols b
camie sober and clothed in his
right nmid he had forgotten it
ll if it ev-er occurred. When
subseiuently he went to the gov
ernior to prc-eet the matter in a
e'al way he found him too busy'.
to tak-e it up l. as~ he had reposed- e
ltold-ter', a'wording to the
ed it would be. He did not bring!
the matter up before the gover
nor. This is stated to be a. fact
both by the governor and Mr.
Nichois, and if Mr. Nichols says
so, it is true. I am his uncle and
have known him from infancy,
and I know. as others know. that J
.he is as incapable of dishonor as ;
this hireling of Felder is incapa1.
ble of honorable action. It is also 1
certain that the conspirators
waited in vain for the telegram
announcing that the plot had
gone through. It had failed ig
nominiousiv. It is so stated in
the records of the proceeding be
fore the commission that the ex
pected telegram had not been re
ceived. Either Mr. Nichols never
offered the governor the bribe
which the conspirators had pdaii
ed, or the governor refused to
accept it and to sign this pardon
even for '10,000 as a contribution
to his campaign fund.
After the admission in thle ree
ords of the committee that no
such telegram had b.en received,
T. B. Felder announces that he
has received a telegran announ1c
ing that Blease had accepted the
bribe of S15,000.
Now we are on solid ;round
again. Reed has been suninioned
before the commission. If they
have received that telegram, they
must have it. 'Mr. Nichols denies
it. Let them produce it, or stand
convicted by their own wards of
one of the vilest conspiracies
known in the history of this
,country. That issue is sharp and
clear-cut. Let them. meet it. Peo
ple who fake telegrais would
not besitate to fake telegrams.
It is fortunate for these c.imi
nal conspirators that they faitled.
Some detectives think it no dis
honor to get a man drunk in or
der to worm from him a confe-s
SiOl of past crimes: but such
practice is regarded by the court
as so indecent that no respecta
ble court would allow it to be suf
ficient evidence for conviction. It
is entirely different when a pri
vate detective becomes the insti
gator of crime for his personal
ends, whether those ends be to
blight a reputation or to secure
the escape of a convict. Had they
succeeded in bribing the gover
nor, either directly or indirectly.
they might have ruined him, but
would have ruined themselves
with him, for it is as great a
crime to give a bribe as to take
it, and the fact that they hatch
ed the plot to further the revenge
of Felder or to gratify his malice
would be no excuse in morals or
justification in law. Private de
tectives are not officers of the
land. They have no rights, dif
fering from the rights of other
citizens. They make their living
by selling their peculiar services
to private parties. It is a profes
sion in which deception, fraud
and lying is a fine art, and this
fellow Reed admits that he has
had 22- years' experience in it.
There are doubtless honoriable
detectives, but I am prepared to
prove that this fellow Reed is
not one of them. If be gets on
the stand again as he promised
to do-the only place -we can
reach him in this proceeding-I
am prepared to prove that he is
a thing without a sbred of honor
or decency, a creature who will.
ingly sees his truth and honor
for- a daily wage, and embryo
criminal who, by no merit of his
own, barely escapes being a fug
itiv-e from justice or a convict in|
felon strips in. a common cell.|
This is not mer-e invective or- idle
boasting. I am prepared to pro-e
it by documentary evidence.
either before the commission, or
if he will dare to sue me for- slau
der or indict im.e for libel. I will
prove it befoi-e the cour-ts.
I amn not a supporter of Gov.
Blease. I am supporting JTustice!
Jones. I do not believe that he
is a p~arty to this conspiracy cor
desires to pr-ofics by such cor-rupt:
practices. I trust both for him
self and the cause we both stand
for that~ he will publicly say so.
and repudiate such p)ractices and1
refuse so far- as he is able to
prout by benetits which arec in
tended for him by such peop)le.
WM. Xi. J ons.
Spartanburg, S. C.
SECOND EDITION MEETINC
The meeting on last WedneIS
day was too late for The Times
t o ive an account of t hi e.
speakh~;g to an audience o f
possib y three hundr-ed voters,
to listen :o the candidates for
the Unit-i States Senate, Coni
gress and Solicit<. The meet-f
irg was u'm as listless as inight I
e sup ised. true, many weri
disapp.:n:.-d because Senatot
Tillman is not making the cani
vass, but ihey were highly en
tertained by the many jokes
which w.-re- rung off by the ser
In the absence of Count'
Chairmnan Rich bourg, Capt. W. 1
C. Dav-;s ypresidedl, and introduc
ed as the tirst, speaker Col. N.1
B. Dial of Laurens. who for ft
about th1ri; minutes told his
hearers sume-thing of his cai-eer-.
He was gtre ttly inter-ested in the .
agriculturi al interests of the
State. and ihad done much in the 1
way of deveoping the water
powers. \vas inter-ested in cotton<
mills andi the banks. He was
anxious t .-ee the lowlands of
the State dlueloped by drainage.
if electedl to the senate hne was
going to devote hard labor in
this direction, lie favored a
taritT for reve-nue only, anda
reformation in our banking law.
He wanted a more elastic anda
stable curr-ency. the lowering of
intenationalI expr-ess rates and
iimore economincal managemnent
> the postonlico dep'artmnent. If.
lct-d he would look after the~
int-rests of the- people.
ears goue was a strong sup.
Doorter of Senator T ill m a n. 1
.ot Talberuadv ocaited about r
wervthing that, Col. Dial did and v
as giad to see that the Demo- r
-ratic platform now contains the r
:rinciples of the Alliance and c
.or advocating these principles 1i
ears ago be was spoken of with! n
Corni ad called a Populist. He p
oldmany jokeos both on his oppo- b
unt and himiself. I
He said that Tillman and him. a
Ilf were friinds. that it is "Jas v
ed Ben" Letween them. that he
lad otin b hut the kindest feel- a
n gs for Tllman but. that heI
-ou!"nt heShould retire. He t
fuIer Saiti th at II would re
ri-in from criticising his record q
h-at hce would not say anythingI s
tbout the Ureygon land transac t
ion. tc 1ebaWtes, or the free t
passes. and that this appeal to g
let him die in harness was pure- 1:
v sentiment and nothing more. r
The candidates for Solicitor 1
:ane next. Hon. Philip H. Stoll I
the present Solicitor of the t3rd a
Circuit was the tirst of these.
and he made a splendid showing C
of his record as Solicitor. cowing e
into the office with practically no
expec)rience. following one of the c
best in the State. it was but nat c
ur-al under the circumstances N
that .his first efforts would not i;
compare with his distinguished I
predecessor. Judge Wilson, but I
taking that splendid Solicitor's s
career as his guide lie labored i:
hard to make good, as the rec- L
ords as shown by the attorney r
Leneiral's report to the legisla- a
ture shows for every man to see i
for himself. He was proud of the a
fact that in this. his first term. I
he has a record up to the stan
ard. - wanted the people to
e-ive him the endorsement which
is customary by electing him to
a second term. Mr. Stoll's speech J
was well received. 0
1-1c was -ollowed by Hon. 1
Thomas H. Tatum of Bishopvil le,
who presented his claims for the 1
office on the ground that he was
competent, that he came from a
county which is kin to Ciarendon,
and that if elected he would give t
to the people a strong force in t
that department. He criticised I
Mr. Stoll's published record and
claimed that the number of con- t
victions was really not a fair test 0
of a Solicitor's ability. Mr. Ta
tum spoke confidently of being
able to defeat his adversary and
closed amid some applause.
Possibly the most interest was
evinced in the congressional
candidates. many were anxious
to hear these gentlemen, and
when Ion. George S. Legare
was introduced he received a
continuous applause. amounting
somewhat to. an ovation. Mr.
Legare started off by making a
reference to a printed speech
purported to have beeni made at
St. George, by his opponent, in
which speech, as printed, there I
were things alleged to have been (
said which were not said, but
that he was not going to indulge
in criticism of his opponent, he ~
does not behieve in that kind of ~
Camaigning, that if he had no ~
merit of his own he would not C
want the office. on the demerits
of another. He said that his op.
ponent had charged that lie,
Lgare, hmd done nothing, even c
impugned his democracy. Be- j
tore going into his stew-ai-dship
he read letter-s from Champ
Ciarik. Speaker of the House,
an frma.- Oscar Underwood, the
leader. [. b ~iioc-ked out of floor
::ondau the (inestioning of.
)>f ! --girn loyaltyv to his party. IL
Ie then -n a calm. dignified,
:' -os-er:ial manner. gaLve an
icot - of. his stewardship: the V
idienceo apparently driinking in
averyv utteriance. He showed -
romn the records that he has
been instr umecntal in bringingt
fro the U nited States treasury
nely 8-4.000,000. and as he
I~eredi it. thlat is gein tl~seine
ippropriations. He told of his
~omorts in e--ablish ing ru ral
rout:. :md of tlhe inculty of
beli wbe to ge-t anything fr om
SR'publican congr-ess. but row
that we are'. to hav-e a Democrattic
idm~liistr-ation. w it iis e-xperl
nce. anid his la rge acquatintac.t
1e will beC b-tterI ale( 'to dotmore.
He said that lie and about
wnty live others have gotten
issed a sc-he ie which will be
ostitutional, and when it gets t
:iroughi theO senate, and has the
signature of the Pr sibient. i tls
xill give to the r*o.::s where t
:.hore are rur-al rouh> $15.00
er miles a year be in- . -e to U
M.0n this mxonley *a a.- used
sereve-r needed on : I c th
>ublic- roads, tils is:: bin
lig of governmnent :I 1 tpb
[c roads. and it wiii an the1
est or the court s. Hf- said be
,vud ipegad to getL 'i fo tie
Irbiaeo tile sw an ians
ut it is easier s-aid th in done.
flhere are constitutio.ai obsta
:les5 ini the way of this. He sa id -
his was no timue for blekerinug
uongr Democrats, thi's iste
ime to stand shoulIder to sh'oul
ler and work for the got~ '-om
non cause, and not be tryingr to
:ut each others throat. Mr. Le
care said hie realized - the~ im'por -
ance of his position. its responlsi
ilities: when he was~ 'tIck(en
vith illness two y-ears :--go he nev
r allowed his mind ti 'e- --way
romn his duties. but ke-t thr-ough
ds friends'. inf touch-itthm
marty.and bethanke te
Stee hi- i t he pastI nd IT
-lose-l with mulong-and iloudkat
ad been in congress, but that
e had done nothing for the ru
al districts, he did not explain
that Legare could do for the ru
al districts. As to the rural
utes Legare does not deserve
redit for them they are estab
shed by the post office depart
ient on a fixed basis, started by
etition. He charged that Legare
ad failed to do as much for Char
!ston as he should have done,
ad he mentioned some work that
ras stopped on account of no
ioney. He intimated that Le
are was too intimate with the
epublicaus in congress, and
bat his record should be such
aat his Democracy could not be
uestioned. He wanted the
wamp lands drained, and if sent
: congress he would do more in
lie first two years than Mr. Le
are had done in ten. He also
timated that Legare was not a
esident of the district, that he
Ived in Pickens most of the time.
le made an appeal for support
nd expressed the belief that he
vould carry Clarendon. At the
onclusion of his remarks he was
iven some applause.
The meeting was as good as
ould have been conducted, the
nly thing we noticed to, in any
rays mar it. was while Mr. Lar
5sy was speakin;- a good many
ft the hall, but not with the
>urpose of showing any disre
pect to the speaIker. He did not
aterest them. but if they had
eard him through he got better,
intil the water supply gave out,
,nd then hestopped. Mr. Larissy
3 a large, hai.ndsome young man,
nd is engaged in the insurance
iusiness in Charleston.
The News and Courier has
oined in the deiand for Stuth
.rt's official scalp. Wonder if it
as made a promise to support
cGraw to succeed Stothart? It
s passing strange to us that a
tate issue is made out of a
'barge 'that a city local official
as been having money slipped
o him under the door, when
here are Magistrates and other
aw officers to attend to such
ases. if there is any ground for
he charge. South Carolina has
.s much to do with the local
raft in Charleston that is alleg
d to be going on there, as it
could have should a graft charge
e laid against the former May
>rs in their relations to the wxater
orks transaction. If Stothart
s getting graft for giving blind
igers immunity, he should be
ismissed immediately upon con
iction after he has been tried by
, court of competent jurisdiction,
>ut what are you going to do
vith the Mayor of that city who
>penly admits that the blind ti
~ers are receiving immunity from
he city with his approval for so
uch money per-quarter? The
nly way to do anything with
harleston is to have one of two
ystems, license or a policeman
tationed at every door, and then
ome more to keep a strict watch
ver some of the prominent
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Height of Diplomacy.
It was at the British embassy at -
Washington. A distinguished English
man was delivering a lecture, and in
his audience were many big diplomats
and high society people. Just as the
lecturer spread on the ambient atmos
phere his most gorgeous verbal picture
a large German tried to sit down
quietly in a chair. He did sit down.
achieving a transfer from the chair to
the floor with a great clatter, which
peered the lecturer and annoyed *'
guests. Everybody in the room tu- ..a
'around and glared in' the direcLion
from which the noise had come: But
that German was too smart for them.
Having hurled himself 'against the floor
he stayed there. breathing a fine mix
ture of wax and meal, which had been
rubbed in preparatory to the dancing
that was to come later.
After the lecture was over Mr.
Bryce, the British ambassador, found
and shook hands with the astute Ger
"Your fall and subsequent recumbent
position were the most exquisite piece
of diplomacy I ever saw In Washing
Discovered Through Chance.
By mere chance Professor Roentgen
suspended a Crookes tube, through
which an dlectric glow was playing,
over a table that had a package of
photographic plates in a drawer under
neath. On the table happened to lie a
bunch of keys. When the plates were
taken out to be used they were found
to be Impressed with shadowy images
of the keys. So the wonderful X rays
were discovered. In this case, too, a
frog chanced to play an interesting
part. One was put, with other objects.
on the table In order to get a shadow
photograph on a plate in the drawer.
and when the photograph was devel
oped the skeleton of the frog was re
vealed in the picture. Thus it was'
learned that X .ray photography could
be employed to picture the internal
parts. of living anlmals.-New York
Call U North Americans.
An Argentina peculiarity, notceable
also in Chile. Is that many of the citi
zens begrudge our monopoly of the title
of "Americans." They catalogue us at
all 'possible times under "N" instead
of "A." They speak of us as North
Americans or as '.'Yankis" and call our
minister the "N'orth American minis
ter." quite ignoring Mexico and Canada.
Certain Americans desirous of secur
ing an increase of our trade with South
America and 'of placating in every
possible manner the South Americans.
overlooking the practical side of the
question, have acquiesced in the local
prejudice and speak of themselves as
North Americans. even though they
do ,.not address their letters to the
"Uited States of North America."
Detroit Free Press.
When Lincoln was practicing law a
client came to him and wanted to
know if something couldn't be done to
protect him from his wife. He said
she locked him out nights and threw
dishes at him and battered him up
with a club. She scolded him day and
night and consistently and continuous
ly made life miserable for him.
"Have you thought of getting a di
vorce?" inquired Lincoln.
"No, no; I don't want a divorce.
Why, I wouldn't leave th' old woman
"You wouldn't! After all that abuse?
And why not?"
"Because, squire, that old woman of
mine can make the best flapjacks in
Sangamon county."-St. Louis Post.
A Dilatory Painter.
One of the characteristics of Sir
Thomas Lawrence, the portraiit painter.
was dilatoriness. "Lord Normanton,"
says a writer, "must have-had the pa
tience of a Job wedded to the polite
ness of a Grandison, for, although in
Isis Lady Normanton had already
been'sitting off and on for three years.
I find him still in 1S24 discussing in
the politest manner what the back
ground of her ladyship's picture shall
be and only venturing in the mildest
way to remind Sir Thomas that he had
also himself been sitting to him ever
since the year 1815!" The portrait was
delivered in 1827.
Odd Marriage Belief.
An unmarried man or woman of
marriageable age is something that is
rarely seen in the Fiji islands. The
reason othss not far to seek. The
natIves believe that if a person dies
while in an unmarrIed s:ate his or
her soul Is doomed to wander about
through endless ages, of eternity in an
intermediate region between heaven
and hades. At the end of each moon
they are allowed to look Into heaven.
but are never permitted to enter.
Fielding and Batting.
"What do you think of Fielding?"
asked a young lady of a graduate of
one of our universities with whom she
had been talking about the early Eng
"Oh," was the answer, "it's impor
tant, of course, but It isn't worth much
unless there is good batting."
Too Much Horticulture.
"She had violet eyes, rosy cheeks and:
a lily white throat."
"Yes, she'd be all right If she didn't
have a voice like a raspberry bush."
"My dear girL" s:td beT mother-In
law, "any woman wvould t* satrisfied
with what John says be gives' yoU-"
"So would I."-Pnck.
A good action is never lost. It is a
treasure laid up and guarded for the
Which It Really Waa
"Oh, George." she exewimzled. -::'s
that you've seen my new hat you s!:n
ply can't regret that 1 got it. Isn't It
just a poem?"
"Well, if it is," repiled John, "1 sup
pose a proper title for it would be
'Owed to a. Milliner.' "-Catholic stand
ard and Times.
Hard Tree to Climb.
Unfortunately, as the majorIty have
discovered in every age, the tree of
fame is an inconveniently tali tree; the
trunk of It is abominably smooth, too,
affording very little foothold to the
An Ideal Husband.
"He mak-es an Ideal husband."
"Yes. Whenever she entertained her
club at night you'd hardly know he
was in the house."-Detroit Free P'ress.
Wife-I ren!!y believe you married
me simplyi~ bec'ause? I !mae money.
Uut You-re wro:ng. I married you be
eause th:'mgt yoiu'd ket me have
muie f ..nliortan Trainscrint