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VOLUMEl. NO. 130.
Weekly, Established 18(10; Daily, JUD. 13, 1911,
ANDERSON, S. C./THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE 18, 1914.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
$5.00 PER ANNUM
STATEMENT PUBLISHED AS
United States Charged With Try
inn; to Put Mere Skeleton Ac
( Hy Afc'JociattHl Press.)
Niagara Fall??. Ont.. June 17.-The
Huerta delegation to the medial ion
conference Iss ued a Etalement to- |
night charging thut tho insistence hy j
the United States on a Constitution
alist for tho provisional presidency,!
us opposed to "netilrul" was "tanta
mount" to abetting, aud even exact
ing, fraud und violence at the elec- I
The (iublication of thiF slutement
was unexpected by the American del
egates When they learned of lt their
attitude war thut the Huerta delegates (
were acting entirely within their own
rlghtP when they criticised the Ameri
can plan for the establishment nf a '
provisional government In a commu
nication addressed to the Americans !
themselves, but they were greatly sur
prised by the Mexican delegater.' action
lu giving it out. 1
Justice Lamar and Mr. Lehman read
the statement issued by the Mexican ,
delegation and determined to make
public their reply. This will be glv- .
en out tomorrow.
Tho Mexican statement outlines the j
substance of a meorandum dated June
12. which tho Huerta delegates gave
to the American del?gate?? and to
which the latter rlnce have replied, j
Tho preface Of the sta'^ment ,
plained publication tonight was made .
because, knowledge of thc criticism al
ready had reached representatives of
the presp.. Continuing the statement
follows: . J
"There is certainly no reason for
further concealment of the differences.
that haye arisen between the Mexican !
and tim .American delegations, to .
which, the'press has already referred,
over the pro vlf ional government - for j
Mexico whlcJvj^c present la. ?jn^er^con-:.'
slderatlon^ ^ j^&g| |S?a^^^?^M^i
'?^^?I^sf&&tlb^^ V tp?o^??l?BS?e'^ee^
ident:''The'Amanean delegation sub-;
milted its plan based on the condition
that provisional president thal! 1
be a constitutionalist, a condition the I
Mexican delegation flatly rejected, of
Us own accord, and without even con
sulting its government. To put in
writing, the rearons for the rejection. I
so that they might better he studied
by the American delegates, the Mex- j
lean delegation addressed to them the !
memorandum mentioned, the chief'
considerations of which arc as fol
Would Falsify Vo'e.
"In a country unused to electoral
functions, stich as Mexico and partic
ularly in the circumstances and con
ditions it would be In, once the revolu
tion had censed, a provisional govern
ment composed of Revolutionists in
authority throughout . the kountry
would tutu thc elections as lt wish
ed; the public vote would be falsi
fied and the result would necessarily
be the election of another revolution
ist. Conrequehtly when the Washing
ton government insists today on thc
designation of a constitutionalist as
provisional president, it favors also
from today tho the Imposition or a
revolutionary president at the elec
tions. Such nn attitude ls had for
both countries and for the chief or
the revolution (who will doubtless al
so'be a candidate;) bad for the two
countries, because it will create a na
tional sentiment ot hostilities in the
Mexican people,, when a similar ny rn- ;
pathetic rapprochment between them '
. and'the United States should, be striv
en for; bud for Carranza and for rds
party becaure oublie opinion in M?t
ico whose susceptibility in the matter
is well known to them, would even ac
cuse them of having brought about the
intervention ot. a .foreign nation to.
enable them to achieve power, aud of j
wielding an authority submissive to
a foreign government.
"In Mexico, lp the present circum
stances, only ? well .balanced govern
ment can guarantee, electoral freedom,
ro that the rejection of the neutral
government ptopored by the medi
ators is tantamount to abetting ? and
oven to exacting fruud and violence
at tlie elections.
"The American delegation draws .ap
illogical inference- when lt says that
the rebel successes) show that tho na
tion ic with them.
Only Empty Form.
"If things are tho delegates state
them to bo. Car ?anea lr. certain of bis
election and Ir. this case only a matter
of form is being discussed which ts
whether'he ls to be elected at Glee
sons held by thc rebel provisional
government, which Wilt exercise 'vio
lence against the peoplo to achieve' ito
end, or bl elections presided over by
a.neutral government which will carry
them out li on eft ly. Now the govern
ment of a "people in the front rank
of civilisation:and moral culture can
not assume for'a there matter of form
the /responsibility for the contlnuat
ion of the slaughter, pillage und the
atrocities which accompany the pres
ent struggle in Mexico and which a
vain etToit has been made to conceal
from the public of the United States."
Hope of Outcome.
Dispatches telling of the break be
twecn General Carranza and Francisco
Villa, have buoyed the mediating plen
ipotentiaries and other principals In
the Niagara Falls peace conference to
to hope that after all perhaps lhere
is a chance for succet ; ul outcome of
their efforts. Confirmation of rumors
that ull ls not perene in the consti
tutionalist (amp, it is felt, possibly
may weaken the stubborn attitude of
i Huerta's foes.
It is admitted this hope is not built
on a firmer foundation than a desire
that such may be the result, but never
theless there was talk tonight that
? Friday would not see the end of the
I conferences, us predicted last night
when it became known that the Ameri
! can delegates failed in the purpose of
their trip to Buffalo when they talked
with General Carranza's agentH.
While there were no formal confer
ences today, conversations between
I the mediators aud American and Hu
erta delegutes developed a distinct ten
dency to prolong the mediation In the
! hope of an ultimate agreement. Evt
I dence of friction in thc constitution
alist ranks, stimulated the Huerta del
egate!? to make known their anxiety
to have the conference continued at
1 all corts. hoping the United States
might be persuaded to accept a neu
tral, who would be accorded recogni
tion and therewith moral support to
cruBh Carranza and Villa.
Thp American delegates are wailing
for Washington to digest the report
sent them of the conference with Ra
fael Zubaran and Luis Cabrera in
Buffalo yesterday, which showed the
United States could not hope for co
operation from the constltutlonalsts
In endeavoring to settle the Mexican
problem by diplomacy. It was appa
rent in many quarters today that a
withdrawal of the whole hearted sup
port the United States has given the
court nationalists would cause no sur
prise here. The mediators are watch
ing th? situation in Northern Mexico
with keen interest.
Thur far the American and Huerta
delegates have been in complete disa
greement on nameB for the provisional
presidency. If the. deadlock is un
broken when the next formal confer
ence is held Friday, the three Aniefi
cau diplomats, it is understood, plau
to'submit five or six.names..- Thc men
?We.^edi?tors iietr.'a.r? aa'. nearly
neutral -as - tho "-mediators Can find.
Not one is a militant constitutionalist,
but most of them sympathize with the
With the knowledge that the media
tors have some names to suggest, the
chances of an agreement being reach
ed have risen'considerably Inciden
tally it became known thsc there had
been n tendency to favor die names of
Francisco Carbajal. 011161" justice of the
supremo court of Mexico, and Juan
Laro Villar, president of the military
court, whose names were suggested
at a recent conference by the Ameri
can delegates. The Mexict delegates
are thoroughly in Kccon with the
choice of olth?r of the ti men al
though they were presente" Hformally
to determine sentiment. Carbajal luis
.been a member of the supreme court
for many years.
Kaiser Wilhelm II With a Thous
and Passengers Rammed by
(By Associated Press)
Southampton. June 17.-'The North
German Lloyd steamer Kaiser Wilhelm
ll, which left Southampton shortly af
tmr noon today for New York with a
thousund passengers Is anchored to
night off Netley, three miles to tho
southeast with a big hole In her side
amidships, caused by a collision with
the Liverpool grain steamer Inchmore,
from a Black ?ea port for Antwerp.
The Inceraore, a smaller craft than
the German steamer, ia in dock here
with her bows badly smashed.
The collision occurred in the English
channel In a fog. Just how it occur
red and which vessel was responsible
could not be ascertained tonight. Of
ficers of the Kaiser Wilhelm ll. re
fuse to give out information. Scant
details came from the Incemore. That
vessel, those on board said virtually
had stopped because of the danger of
continuing underway In a thick fog.
when suddently there loomed up just
ahead of her the Kaiser Wilhelm.
Both captains did their best to avoid
?a collision, but the Incemore struck
the liner on the starboard side amid
ships. The Impact i crumpled up her
own bows and tore a pig gap In the
Kaiser Wilhelm's side. Thone' aboard
the Inoem?re believed, the hole was
entirely.above the water lino.
..; The two steamers stood hy each
other until it was ascertained , neither
needed immediate assistance; -then
both started slowly for Southampton.
Tho foropeak Of tito Incemore rapid,
ly filled with wat?r.. hilt the bulkhead
confined it there nnd she managed to
craw.' into port.? ' There lt was found
the. damage to ?he bows extended for
a,length of twelve-and a width of ten
MEXICAN GENERALS' DIFFER
?Villa Men Occupy Seats Held
Once By Other Man's Hench
men at Juarez
(By Associ?t eil Press)
. . , . " , Washington. Jupe 17. Oflieial Infor- SpeHal Correspondence
(Hy Associated tress. nial lou roa?li?ig the Washington gov- st. Mut thews. June 17.-The
i.aieuo. tex.. June i,. ?len wno prnineiu tonight from Auierirun ("on- campaign meeting ?lill not begin un
an I ved hore today from Saltillo. Mex : sul i^vaid?. ct. J nure/, raid Oeneral til nu? o'clock, hut before an hour
leo, reported that desperat? efforts i/",ucjr.co Villa i?iid General N'enusti- hud elapsed, a halt hud been called ami
were being mude when Un y started ano CarrankaJ leaders of the Cost it ii- there was n moment ot (hreatenetl
for the border yesterday to patch up ,ionaiisl movement in Mexico. lind complications. Governor Bieune was
the differences between General ( ar- ptltcliod up their,^differences and (hat reading from his 9.1100 wotd manu
ransa and Qenerut V ila which result- v",a wouiu ,ilko ?harge of the mill- script, und was churginri that Smith
ed lu the lender of Villa s resignation tarv movement agaim f Zacatecas, was responsible for the appointment
as commander o: the central army of Wnore tue ?volution?Ms torees recent- "( James !.. Sim:-, of Ornngehurg, as
the ( onstltutloiinlists. ly met'revers?is. United Stales marshall, the man who
Men of Influence were hurried to Thal (?eneral Villa bad determined hud once edited a negro newspaper,
the t-aropr of both factions In an er- up(jn a ,".0?k wIth Carranza und lind The senator was on lils tv. i at oni e
Tort to reestablish harmony, bul ibero demonstrated his attitude by inipris- and reminded the governor that Sims
was a tenseness in the atmosphere 01li|Jg g()mo of tlie.orneen- in the first was H. lt. Tillman's appointee, and
Which showed plainly how grave all constitutionalist cWci's command was thal TlUma::, and Tillman alone, was
considered Um situation, verified In reports to the State de- rospom Ihle for Sims.
Foreigners who remain at Saltillo, partaient. It wa? declared, however. i i).- governor resorted to bis heap
and ninny constitutionalists them- that Villa's aciloh bad served thc pur- of documentary evidence and produc
selves, expressed the opinion thal pose for which ft MUS originated und cd a letter 'rom Senator Tillman in
shoulr" a final break between Villa and (hal the conqueror oT Torre?n and which the Senior Siumtoi Raid "Smith
Carainza occur, intervention by thc Saltillo would, command the military and I have agreed upon the uppotnl
Unlted Stales would result. advance against Huerta from this time ment ol' Sims." The letter was said
The threatened break between the forth without Interruption. to have been written io IV. .M. Shel
two ('na. t it ut ion a 11: i leaders undoubt- The internecine dispute in the Mex- ton ol' Colonial Heights. Columbia,
edly had origin, thore who reached ?can revolutionary movement ranks Then Senator Sniiti: advanced to
here today declared, in the unexpected while mediation at Niagara Falls rest- the rront of the stage und said:
and apparently ill-advired attack of cd had stirred officials here, but Con- "No man lu the iniagi' ol' God can
General Panfilo Naleia on Zacatecas sui Kdward'r inerrage served to re- call me a liar. 1 have .old you thut
Notera, it was said, was chronicly Heve anxiety. Other official dispatches Sims waa Tillman's appointee, that
anxious to take the town befoie Villa received here were to the effect that we agreed that he should have Sims
arrived on the 'scene to Bhure the all of the principal officers of the rovo- and '1'huzmond appointed, and Hint I
glory of conquest, lt was raid, recent- tiohcry forces sided with Villa in his was to have Wiston and Crouch. The
ed Natera'r. recent promotion to geber- difference with the ConstitutionallstY. agreement between us was t.tat there
al Of dlvlrlon. flirt chief over methods <?f procedure was to be no fight hy either of us
Natera did not await orders to at- in the military campaign and that when the appointments came up In
i.ici. the -r.tfi; anil 'n a despera I u us- Cu^iuhia had agreed that Villa should the senate tor confirmation."
sault oo IM Boufu. ? hill which com- take up supremeCommund In thc nilli- Before all this had been uttered, the
mauds tee teWn, was wild to ha.e losi fary op?rations?against thc Huerta 'confusion and uproar WUK BO great
between f(0 and :?,I?? mon in Lill officers under Vi la, including General that hearing was ililli?-ult. and Dr. T.
ed and wounded, a large percentage of Felipe Angeles, lis ebie!' ot artillery P. Dreher, the chairman, who had gone
bur. force, which lc said to number and prominently- mentioned ar. a candi between the two, urged that.Senator
12,000 men, but which could hardly ?r.tc for provisto ??al president of Mex- Smith take hie scat,
hardly-bavebeen as large as reported. lt;o, was d -el ar dd to have stood by Thc governor made his cbaracterls
HQ as&ed Judo of Villa, and' lt was Villa In his d?monstrative revolt. tlc attack on, the newe papera and be
said WAS vtoW'ib fight- his own battles . '? JpPh'erfc'T??akOccured. charged (hat both tho -comity and tho"
and-'-'tb'at/'?ia he hud gotten himself' Accbrdlngr-to-flfe official dispatches state convention had been "pocked."
into ai scrape by following inetruc-' the difference between Carranza and held up to scorn tho leaders of the
Hons, he must extricate himself alone. Villa arose over the attack upon Paca- convention, and defined tho new pri
^.Yflla Stuyeil Home. tecas. General CarranzR, it was stat mary regulations as a clever device
It is said Carranza then intervened inrir.ted that General Natera should to cheat the poor man out of lils prlv
and ordered Villa to go tb Zacatecas lead the assault and mapped pul thc liege to vote. Governor Blouse also
and aid Natera. It was inferred that plans which Villa did not support, credited Hoke Smith of Georgia, with
Villa understood this order tu mean Villa insisted, according lo reports, hoing tho author of the Smith-Lever
that he war to supercede Natera InlHiat the leader of thc,Comtiintionalist Agriculture bill. "I notice that Sen
command. It was ab o Said that Gen- forces was being influenced by am- alor Smith : ; n member of the Imnit
eralr Benavides and Ortega. whose bilious politicians In thc revolutionary giation committee. Hem lie hud an
troops were to have formed the re- movement, and determined that the exceptional opportunity io be ot *er
Jnfoicemonts. declined io serve under only way to meet tho situation was to vice to the country. Vet I do not see
Natera's command. although they resign his commission as chief of the that be hus made any elTorl to restrict
said they would with Villa. It was ru- military forces- in northern Mexico, immigration." he ; tated.
mored that Villa agreed to go to Za- Carranza accepted his res- ignalion and Defended Primary,
catecar. If he were In supreme com- ordered Villa to Chihuahua to assume L. D. Jennings of Sumter, who has
mand. It ls known that there was an the military governorship of that never bet?re sought political prefer
intcichango of niesages between VII- State. nient, followed Governor Please. Mr.
la and Carranza and (bat these were Immediately following his restora- Jennings wa; eloquent In the defense
followed by Villa's resignation. lion in command of the situation in of thc new primary regulations und he
It was reported that a representa- Northern Mexico. General Villa ls de- made friends by bl: ready* answers
live from each of Villa's brigades was (dared lo have ordered the imprison- to questions- that were hurled al him
to come to Saltillo to consult with ment of meu who have stirred up the from thc audience In regard to these
Carranza about Villa's successor, but trouble between himself and Carran- new rules-. "The charge has been
they-had not arrived early Tuesday, za- Otnciul dispatches to thc Washing- made that the organized movement
and it was reported then "at Saltillo ton government ninda no mention of ls In foot to deprive the poor man of
that instead they rent a message sign- thir. but the agent or/Gcncral Carran- lils vote. How. I ur.k. can this he
ed by Villa and fourteen generals,. zn bore is said to understand the sit- done. When the asrertion as is made,
raying that they no longer recognized' untlon thoroughly and In some official demand that the accaseti give you
Carnnza as tho first chief of the con- quarters, thc action of Villa was com- the basis of this accusation, I defy
Btitutlonalirt army, but that they now mended. Thc turn in events also was uny man to find one linc or clause of
would continue to" operate Independen- regarded as empbarlzlng the proml- the new pi ?mai y law that an he so
ly against Huerta, thc common ene- nenco and ability of General Angeles. conrttuCted. The mair who would
(Continued on page 3.) (Continued on Third Page.) make ruell charges knows that lt ls
DOGGED FIGHTER AGAIN j SMITH AND ELEASE CLASH IN
WITH HIS SUPERIOR THE BEGINNING
CALLED HIS HAND
The Military Officers Refused to
Fight Without Villa to
WARM AND BITTER
Stir at thc Outset Threatened lo
Cause Complications of a
Te New Home of AndersorfLodge 1206 B. P. O. E. '*T'W*
ERECTED AT A COST OF ABOUT ? 10,000-NOT QUITE COMPLETED, BUT HAS BEEN TURNED OVER TO
THE LODGE FOR THE DANCES DURING THE STATE CONVENTION OF THE ELKS
lummy" rot and is guilty of thu rank
i'M deinugogory," Im declared.
W. P. Pollock of <'Iteraw, wan the
Hist speaker to mount tho stand in
the afternoon. Though uninitiated in
state ^politicos. Mt. I'ollock luis served
Hire* terms in thu State legislature
and *?:-? once clerk on'a, con g ros? lima ! I
committee in Washington. Mr. Poll
lo? !?: promise? to develop Into an
aggressive campaigner. He attacked
the present state administration and
.said that Hie governor stood for many
things (hat he could not stand for.
?"1 ?'hall never align myself with lite
lawless element of (he state nor shall
I 1 ever endorse the set tint; aside of
the verdict ol' 14.000 jurymen, t shu]]
never go beyond the good Amoricnn
manhood of South ('umina und appoint
a Dago Italian to a position that
would require Hie young manhood of
South Carolina lo pass in review be
Stn il h's Mccord.
E. I>. Smith brought the mooting lo
a close. Ile boldly defended his re
cord in the United Slates Senate hy
pointing to Hie amendment windi he
liad written into Hie new banking and
currency law. to tests which have been
made of the (ensile strength of cotton
out of appropriations which his inh
ibitive and energy lind ptovided. and
the immigration hill which he has
written and which has already passed
?through the lower house of congress.
. and hy die amendment of the curren
!cy btw. whereby farmers' notes can
tie extended fi om HU days to six
i months, und propel agricultural
I must he u eec pt ed by iiie regional re
serve timi li as collateral.
In consequence of the tensile tests
lt lins been found that low middling
Staple is. strong at Hie best grades and
that stained cotton can he bleached so
thai au expei t cannot discriminate.
That Senator Smith's efforts in this
line have lieen valuable can be
deduced from a comparison of the
prices paid for cotton in Hie dec?ale
lroni IS'M te 1304, with those paid
spech. by ?jcuulor Smith prove
from 1904 to 1914. Figures given in
his speech by Senator Smith to prove
thal (he average increase bus been
$20 a bale. Thai would meun in South
Carolina J20.000.000 for the six years
that Senator Smith hus been in Wash
ington. An appropriation has also
been provided for in Senator Smith's
bill which will place a ?vet of Hie?e
standardized grades on ull cotton
platforms that producers may grade
their own cotton.
At the conclusion of Senator Smith's
speech, there were urgent culls for
him to continue, but he refuesd on
the grounds that this .would be unfair
to those who had already spoken.
The party will go to Orangeburg to
night where the mcetihg.wlll-.be held
tomorrow-, s Jhrohabiy as'triahy ar 600''
voters heard the .various candidates
here today, many of them coming up
from below on the ll o'clock train,
while many came lu from adjoining
counties in automobiles.
MADE ON SUFFRAGE
Women's Clubs Cloae After Tying
Up Ends of Business at
Chicago, June 17.-The twelfth bien
nial convention of the General Federa
tion of Women's Clubs closed tonight.
During the day a protest was made
against the indorsement of woman's
surrrage and $2(1,000 in comparatively
small sums was given to tho Federa
tion completing, thc endowment, rund
When the women shirted to get the
fund they evolved a plan whereby $50
entitled the giver to name some per
Bon or organization for the honorary
membership roll; $100 admitted tho
donor to the roll or honor, and S?(M)
placed the subscriber on the rounder's
list. When the honor rolls begun to
fill Uli and the supply ot women who
lt was desired to honor ut this time,
apparently becume exhausted several
women bought the distinction for their
A paper purporting to be a "minority
report" on suffrage caused some dis
turbance before ll? authenticity and
origin were discovered, lt came to
Mrs. Pennybacker unsigned and de
clared suffrage should not have been
endorsed, lt quoted Mrs. Sarah Plntt
Decker as being against entangling the
Federation in a political question. It
later developed that tho paper had
been written by Mrs. J. C. Terrill, ot
Marshall, Texas, us expressing the
sentiment ot herself and certain
frlcndf. It was not the result or uny
formal action and after Mrs. Terrill
had withdrawn the reference to Mrs.
Decker the statement, still captioned
"minority report," was made a part of
Tho closing session tonight discuss
ed "what youth can bring loathe fed
eration," nnd "the greatest bervice tho
general federation can render the
young women of America."
Miss Mai garet Woodrow Wilson,
daughter of the president, made a
three minute tnlk on the tatter subject.
Shot by Ills Wife.
Wlmton-Salem, N. C.. Juno 17.
Wesley McCoy today was shot and
probably fatally wounded in an alter
cation here with his wife. McCoy,
earlier In the day, had been fined ia
the local court for wife beating. It
ls alleged he returned to his home and
attempted to repeat the offense. A
fight Tor possession of a revolver en
Bued. Mres. McCoy is said to have fix
ed five shots at her husband, two of
which probably proved fatal. The wo
TAME OPENING AT SUMTER
Gubernatorial Aspirants Were
Last to Speak-Promise of Re
forms Over the State
Spools 1 io Tlie Intelligencer.
Suinter. June 17.-Without excite
ment und any appreciable display of
fuel ional polit'.cul reeling the stato
campaign ror state ottieers opened hero
today when almost two timora candi
date's tor various oilier;: addressed
about seven hundred peoyje.
The addresses of candidatos tor
governor contained nothing more than
simple statements or the speukers plat
forms. Practically nil Hie aspirants
left here tonight for .Manning where
they speak tomorrow.
The Sumter court house wns filled
when Senator J. F. Clifton called the
meeting to order al ll o'clock. Increas
ed attendance forced the meeting to
the court house yard, where a little
later the noise forced them again in
to the court house room where the
meeting was continued early in tho
forenoon. The candidates, numbering
nearly two score, met und determined
the order or speuking and time allot
ments.. Tiiey provided that candidat
es for governor should speak lust.
Candidates ror lieutenant governor op.
ene tl, followed In order by aspirants
Tor attorney general, comptroller, ad-,
jutunt general, railroad commissioner
and unopposed candidates for reel
Andrew .1. Bethen, or Columbia, W.
M. Hamer, or Dillon, and B. Prank Kel
ly or Bishopville, candidates for lieu
tenant governor spoke. Comptroller
General A. W. Jones, WOB opposed by
J. A. Summersett, of Columbia.
Sta'e treasurer S. T. Carter, J. E.
Swearinger, Supt of Education,'Secre
tary of State TO M/'McCOvin, arid E. J.
Watson, commissioner of agriculture,
unopposed candidate?.-talked hrfeily. '
7 ' A!>0: Br'i ?e*. of ! /f?pdS?A
Tho?. H, Peebles,' for attorney General.
Candidates for railroad' commissioner
were led by George W. Fairey of. Cal
houn county and fnllywed by C. D.
Forlner, of Spartunnurg, Frank 1 W.
Shcaley. of Lexington. John H. Whar
ton of Laurens, V,'. I. Witherspoon Of
York and James Cansler of Tirzah,
Capt. M. C. Willis, df Y?rk, candidato
for adjutant General, opposed adjutant
General W. W, Moore, of Barnwell.
Deafening cheers greeted Richard I.
Manning or this city, when, he the first
Gubernatorial candidate to speak,
esme to the stand. He did not speak
on tlie campaign issues, but stressed
the necessity ot law enforcement, and
urged his fellow campaigners to lay
aside personalities, abuse and vituper
ation In their addresses.
Lowndes J. Browning, of Union, de
clared for a rural credit system, long
term loans to tenants to make possi
ble them owning their bornes and urg
ed edu 'allouai advancement..
When Mr. Drowning had concluded
his nddrcss the meeting adjourned for
When the meeting convened after
the dinner recess, John G. Clinkscales. -
of Spurtuuburg began speaking and
stated that he was making the race for \
governor on lils own volition and not.
on anybody's coat tails. "If I am elec
ted governor, I will throw every ounce
of my power into redeeming my stato
so that we'll not be a laughing stock
of the people," Haid Professor Clink
Hcales. He deplored the prevalence of
"pistol toting" and Bald men guilty of
this crime should wear stripes. He nd- ?
vocated reform or the courts, and the
banishment of the "blind tigers."
Realizing the powers vested in the
governor, Solicitor R. A. Cooper, or
t.amens, stated that he was asking
a tremendous responsibility but felt
be was capable or satisfactorily dis
charging the duties of the office. "If
you elect nie governor, I promise to
stop race trnck gambling iu Charles
Urn and run the blind tigers from Co
lumbia mid raise the banner of law
observance" asserted Solicitor Cooper.
He made a plea for greater develop
ment of our educational system, and
supported the good roads movement.
The statement that the people aro
probably this year hearing their can
didates in the primaries for the last
time openod tho speeoh of John T.
Duncan of Columbia He asserted that
this is no year for coat tell swing
ers, assigning that as the reason that
Mclaurin is not in the race. He Dis
cussed at length a "system" controllt
lng politic* in this State.
W. C. Irby, of Laurens, said that the
single rule in the twelve years ot hist
political life had been "for the passa go
of laws to benefit the poorer classes
and. let the rich take care of themselv
es. He charged that a cotton mill
trust controlled the mills ot the stato
and drained the pockets of the. farm
An accldont prevented J. B. A, Mu*,
(Continued oh ,Page Three.)