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At Florence. 1
Florence, June 20.-With
clenched fists, Judge Jones ad
vanced upon his opponent, Gov
ernor Cole L. Blease. and bui
for quick interuption on the
part of County Chairman. J.
W. McCown, there would, in all
piobabilitv, haye been a person
al encounter between the two
candidates. This was the near
est approach to trouble, which
seems in these good days to be
looked for at a politicial meeting
in Florence.
"They do say" that there is
something in the atmosphere
that makes candidates want to
fight when they get to Florence.
Somehow. though, it is nearly
always only an approach to a
scrap. Be it said, however,
that the joint debates of the
candidates for state offices here
today was heard by possibly
the largest, and certainly the
most demonstrative und up- ]
roarious crowd that has yet
greeted the candidates.
There were fully fifteen hund- I
red persons who heard the two i
aspirants for gubernatorial ,
. honors; some are of the opinion i
that there were more. Both
Judge Jones and Governor
Blease received great applause. I
Governor Blease, on the other
hand, met a volley of hissess at
'several times during his speech.
In fact, his references today to
conditions on the railroad trains
before the seperate coach law
went into effect were evidently I
so objectionaale to his heateis
that there was probably more<
hissing than has been heard at 1
any recent campaign meeting <
in this state.
The near-trouble between the'
Governor and Judge Jones came
about when the former repeated
hts statement that Judge Jones'
vote on the "Jim Crow" law
meant in effect that he favored
social equality. In such lucid
language had the governor pre-<
sented his argument along this<
line that it brought forth much
hissing from the audien'e.
if Judge Jones arose and for a
few moments it looked like
trouble. Blood was in the eye I
of the man thus accused and,
although he had just a few
- minutes before pronounced as:
maliciously false any intimation c
that he favored social equality, (
it was believed by onlookers
that Governor Blease had carried a
the matter to a degree wvhich<
Judge Jones did not intend to
permit and that he was prepar- I
ed then and there to bring the
contention to a final settlement. I
At Dillon. t
Dillon, June 26.-Unmistak
ably it was a Jones day. The
meeting at Dillon today- was
perhaps the most satisfactory
held so far in the State camn
paigh. it pleased, or should
have pleased, all parties con
cerned since all the speakers ~
were in good form. the audience
was large and orderly, and every
candidate was well received.
So generously demonstrative
w;as the crowd that Gov. Blease
probably accounted it a very
good day for him. though it1
was, as stated an unmistakable
Jones day. Even Mr. Duncan
who is inured by now to the ex
perience of having his audience
depart as he arises, was accord
ed a respectful. if somewhat in- c
attentive, hearing and this not I
altogether because he was sand- K
wiched betwe~en the principal<
contenders fo r t he ao vernorsh ip
Judge ira B. Jones and the ini
cumbent, Cole L. Blease.
V An impressive mnanifestat ionf
of confidence and approval wa'
gi-:- a to the attorney general. J.
r'raser Lyon, and this next to
the warmth of the greetings
given Judgre Jones wvas perhap
the most memforale and i
portant feature of the meeting.
About 1.20 properous-looking
'citizens, with a number of ladies.
were assembled in the large to-:
ba:ci warehous:, where the:
meeting wvas held. Excellent
order was preserved after a few
young impressibles perched up
on the exposed joists had beeni
+ admonished by the presiding
am paign
Candidates Warm
gether
>fticer, IL '1c Rae. wlhO iook the
'hair as subistitute for the c.(iiv
:hairman, W. T. Bethea.
The attorney ueneral J. Fraser
lyon, at this meeting took up
;he assertion of an opponent, J.
R. Earle, at Florence yesterday
hat Mr. Earle had always "up
1eld and supported Mr. Lyon in
1is exposure and punishment of
ispensary grafters," and under
;ook to show. by citations of
&ir. Earle's votes in the State
;enate, that on the contrary Mr.
Earle had consistently alig:ed
iimself with the prodispensa ryN
mnd reactionary forces which
lid their utmost to prevent and
hen to hamper the revelation of
he dispensary's rottenness.
4r. Earle devoted most of his
)eriod to a defense of himself
igainst this attack.
At Marion.
Marion, June 27.-The opera
iouse was crowded and the heat
ncreased. When the (andi
lates for governor were an
iounced the meeting adjourned
;o the green. The first 'pai t of
Fudge Jone's speech was taken
ip with a discussion of problems
acing farmers and employes.
rhere was applause when he ex
)ressed his favor of the Torrens
ystem of registration.
Judge Jones made a lengthy
harge th:t the governor is- a
-orporation man and affiliated
vith the Southern Railway and
ther corporations in this State.
le repeated in a telling manner
nd was well received by the
:rowd the charge that Ben Ab
iey, cousin of the governor and
-ounsel for the Southern Rail
vay, "lives in the white house
if So ith Carolina." Judge
ones called for harmony in the
Iovernnt of the State. but
iSked how this could be accomp
ished with the governor at
oggerheads with all dep art
nents. lHe wvent into discussion
>f Blease's breaks wvith various
lepartnments.
What appeared to be the
ceatest Jones meeting and
:reatest Jones day of the cam
>aign Marion saw today. When
te took the stand Judge Jones
as greeted with loud applause.
When he took his seat he was
igain loudly cheered and a boui
Luet of flowers was handed himi.
Tvernor Blease on taking the
tand received prob~ably the
mallest applause he has yet re
:eied in the campaign. The
:overnor went into a long ex
lanation of the fact that B. L.
tbnev lives in 'the white
touse,'' relating some of his
amily history and its comier&(
ion with that of Abnev.
An automobile started1 while
he governor was speaking and
te said he "bet it belongs to a
ianker or someone trying to
irown mec out."'
Lyon assailed attacks on the
lurray dispensary comm issioni
.nd apologized for "referring to
~arney,"' adding, "1 don't
elieve he could read the truth
ut of the Bible."
Lyon repeated his attacks oni
~arle's record, and said1 Earle
as opposed dispensar'y probe,
hile F. IH. Weston and T. l.
ogers in the senate had wantd
i thorough investigat ion.
How They Stand.
Mr. Wyatt A. Taylor, staT
orrespondent of the C'olumii
record, which is a Blease paper.
Lnd who is following the St at'
ampaign gives his views of the
tanding of Jones and B! Zlse in
he counties visited up ti tlhe
th as follows:
If demnonst ration and applaue
,Vee' an. indx o(f the politicri
;entimienit in a county, the
'ounties thus fiar visited by the
andidates (Iolbi ie lin''d up as
ollows:
L.ee 'ounty will ofuir illezme.
Marlboro c'ounit y will 'i ie for
Judge Jones.
Florence wxill go for. Gb vern
3ease.
Dillon is a Jones conmy it .
Darlington andl C'hst'rield.
udgedl by the campaign moe'tt -
ng applause. are alnost equally
lird:d, with nisldr~t!
slight niajorit- of the voters in
the former favoring Judge
Jones' election and Governor
Blease holding Chesterfield
county by a slight majority.
H ow-ever, such predictions are
h 1zis 1solely on the denistra
rion of the crowds at the cam
paign inwetings and their cor
rot new woild likely seem re
iutal)e wlen viewed in the
light of "convictions' main
tained by certain obdurate poli
ticians in the several counties.
For instance, a citizen of Flor
ence county stated that the
crowd in the theatre here was
I lmost the entire Blease strength
of the county and the demon
stration was therefore no indi
cat'on of the county's political
standing Another citzen strong
ly maintained that the senti
ment manifested there was a
clear expression of the sentiment
of the voting population of the
county.
Mrs. Tillman Gets Divorce.
Cincinnati, June. 26.-Mrs.
B. R". Tilman. Jr, of Edgefield.
South Carolina' -as this morn
ing granted a divorce from her
husband, who is now practing
law in Portland, Oregon. This
brings to a close a case that has
attracted wide attention be
cause of the proninence of the
two families concerned and also
because of the famous suit
which Mrs. Tillman instituted
in the South Carolina courts
some years since for the posses
sion of her children who were
at the time benig held by Sena
tor and Mrs. B. R. Tillman,
grandparents of the two little
girls.
After the recovery of her chil
dren Mrs. Tillman returned to
her Edgefield home to live, re
maining there until something
over a year ago. when she came
to this city. Acquiring legal
talent here. she several weeks
since filed divorce -proceedings,
alleging neglect and failure to
rovide. The case was not con
tested.
In Mrs. Tillman's suit it was
shown that B. R. Tillman, Jr.,
while a resident of Washington,
employed as secretary to his
Earther, had taken the children
and delivered them into the cus
tody of his parents, who left im
mediatly with themi for Trenton
the home of the Tillmans. The
sensational suit followed for
the recovery of the children.
After Mrs. Tillman won the
ase andl the children were
iaain in her keeping, it was
lleged in the divorce suit of
Mrs. Tillman, she was forced
o support her self and children.
On this ground the case was de
i~ded1.
Storm At Waihalla
WValhalla June 2; -WValhalla
ant vicinity was visited last
ight byV a severe rain and elec
rical storm. D~urini this st orm
ayor Win. M. Brown lost a
air of fine mules, the animals
>eing killed by lightning.
What Blease Said
'o the Editor of The State:
I noticed in Sunday's State
\here Gov. Blease said in his
amnpaign speech at Chesterfield
hat he did rnot tell a nego and
ece in Columbia that he fav
ired( letting them have their
art of the privilege tax.
This statenent may be cor
et b~ut the good tgovernor did
ay he f avored letting them
avE all their tax moneys for
heir schools.
Fathberm ore, he advised the
nwgroes niot to be cowards and(
f a white man comes to his
ouse and act somewhat indec
irE us, shoot hell out of him,
md if the courts send1 you to
~he penitentiary. I will pardon
very oN ne: he urges t he negroes
t( takE' no step backwards in
he right.
Th.- negr'ws of South Carolina
*e wtlHpieased with his adlminis
rat ion of Gov. Blease, as he is
not sincere in all his statements.
As the president of the Allen1
university puts it: "Those
ewngre that can vote will
ast their hallots5 for Cole.
ilase' Rev. W. R- Bowman.
Pastor of the A. M. E. church
Vt ll S.\LE-Georgia farm,
i :: arres. 10 room dwelling,
ine cotton land. Good peach
.rch ard, Rail road through
place. and one umile to station,
ilasv Termus.
Write "Box L,''
iT Pickens S C,
A BRAVE VETERAN
OF THE SIXTIES
Some Reminisences of the
Career of Private J. F.
Cauley.
(Written by a member of Pick
ens Chapter U. D. C.)
How seldom in prose and
poetry are the heroic deeds of
the Confederate private record
ed When we consider how
much honor and glory is due
him for his life of courage and
sacrifices we feel that he well
deserves a high place of honor
in the.history of the South.
"Only a private: no ribbon or
star
Shall gild with falee glory his
name,
No honor for him in braid or
in bar
And his wounds are his roll of
fame."
The following little story of
one of Pickens County's most
humble privates is only a record
of the brave deeds of thousands
whose names will never be
known to fame. Our hero has
spent his days in the lowly
walks of life, and now the
shadows are growing long and
the evening of his life is drawn
near to the last sunset. His
form is bent, his sters are falter
ing and he carries in his body a
cruel bullet which he received
in a hot battle. His name is
auley and he now lives in a
little home near the town of
Pickens The authenticity of
this story has been vouched for
by Capt. J. A. Griffin, Hon. W.
T. Bowen and others who say
that for bravery anmd curage he
was not excelk d.
On the 11th da': of Septmber
1861 he went to McCluie's Ford
with the 4th Regiient. Coni
pany B., Captain Robert C riftin,
mnder whom he fought until
that brave officer's life was sac
rificed on his country's altar at
the bloody battle of Seveni
Pines. He was in almost ill of
the terrible battles of Virginia'.
nce at Williamsburg he wvas
ronounced by the surgeon of
the day too sick for service and
as ordered to the rear. In
~ompany with several others,
e reluctantly started, but after
e had gone some distance he
said to his companions: "Boys,
lets go back and fight. I cannot
stand to be in the rear while the
attle's going on." "No."
they said, "wvhat do you want
o go back forf Don't ye see
the men fallin' like leaves offen
the trees? Go back to be shot!
Not much!" He answered:
Yes boys, I'm goin'. I'm no
better than the rest to be shot."
urning he hurried back to the
Front. -Meeting a poor soldier
m the way who had been
ounded, he asked him for his
un. The man said: "Stay
ack the Yankees are killing
ur men like sheep, you'll be
.ure to get shot." "They need
ue at the front and I'm goin',"'
*aid ('auley. Ah! Who has
ot heard of that hot, sultry
layW Through it all our hero
tood ini the ranks and kept up
epeated fire. That was an
awful battle! It began in the
arly morning and raged until
the setting sun dropped a seal
pon the record that the day's
niad work was done. Weak
nd worn and faint he lay down
amid bloody corpses and stark
Faces to sleep. lit cared not
For himself but~ rejoiced that the
(lay had been won. The next
norning he was so ill the sur
eon commanded him to a hos
pital in Lynchburg on an un
limited leave. On arriving
there there he was examined
nd pronounced "very sick."
In those trying days there
was no low whispering to
nurses, hut the order came loud
nd graff: "Take good care of.
this feller or he's going to die."
e said he did not believe he
would die, and at the end of a
month was up and ready for
<ervie.
It was on Friday evening of
that memorable fight of seven
(lays around Richmond that our
soldier sought for water to slake
his burning thirst, and remem
bering a beautiful clear stream
which ran throueh the Yankee
lines, and which place was now
vacated except by the ghastly
corpses of the dead, he made
his way to it. The pale moon
was struggling to show her
silver light through the smoke
and vapor which had settled
down over the battle field, and
the little brook trickled on its
N ay unheeding the fearful
tempest that had swept its
banks that day. Its waters re
freshed the weary soldier, as
kneeling, he drank great deep
draughts, bathed his hot face
and hands, and filling his can
teen, went slowly back to his
regiment.
This was in the days when
men sometimes so tired and
worn would actually pillow their
heads on the dead bodies of
their enemies and sleep the sleep
of utter exhaustion. This
night was one of those times.
Think of fighting all day, I
then at the dawning of another
day they got up to renew the <
battle not yet decided. So our i
soldier lay down to rest, and,
early the next morning when I
he poured a little water from <
his canteen to wash his face i
and hands, Imagine his horror I
to see that it was deeply crim- I
son. He had helped to spill his
enemies blood. bathed his face I
and hands with it, , nd then I
had drank it.
In 1862 he joined the sharp
shooters under Kilpatrick and (
fought like a Troian. In the
winter of '63 at Lenore Station
he was wounded and taken z
prisoner. He was shot in the
neck oy a ball which ranged
down in his body. The shot
paralized his right arm and he
could not use it for five years. I
While in the hospital the- pris
oners were shown great at
tention by the confederate
women in the neigborhood.
Among them were three sisters
who were especialy kind to
Cauly, and one day after he
was getting so he could walk, V
one of them asked him if he c
would not like to escape. With 1
horrible camp chase prospective- 0
ly .before him as his place of
confinement in a few days more
he quickly and heartily replied,
"I would." Promising to re
turn for him on the following
niight they went away leaving
hfull of hopes for freedom
iistead of dark prison walls and
.seainly provisions. Early the
necxt evening his eyes were re
lieved1 to seet t ;so of the sisters ~
as they entered. Pauging here
and there as they passed up anid
down the wards they finally
reached our soldier and one of C
them slipping a bundle to him
said: "'Put this on and when It
give you a sign, get up andk
follow me." With a new born
bouvancy he put on the plain
dress, bonnet and shawl and
awaited the maiden's signal.
Without attracting notice he r
followed the girls on past the
guards, they giving the counter- ~
sign..
How his heart beat with joy t
when, he remembered he was
once more fromi under the t
elutches of the Yankees, and
how his ears were strained to
catch each sound. He felt the
dead leaves crush beneath his
feet with joy and as they wend
ed their way down the untrod
forest he heard the voice of a
female singer as it floated up ~
from the banks of the Tennesee
river. "What means that?" he
quickly asked. "That is only ,
our sister singing to let us
know that all is well," said one
of the girls. Soon they came to
the maiden waiting in a small
canoe and he was quickly car
ried over. In his weak condi
ion he could not go far so they ~
carried him to their home about (
a half mile farther on, wherec
he rested the remainder of the t
night. Suspecting a search of
their premises the next day
they concealed him beneath the a
feather bed in their room, and
none too soon either for early
the next morning the Yankee
guards went to the house and
asked if he was there. This
was denied, and they searched
the house, but did not think to
look ia the smoothly made be
for a man. So that night a
young brother of the girls car
riedl him on sixteen miles to a
home where he spent the next
day, and then another friend1
carriend him several miles on
the way towards South Caro
lina. FAr thirteen long weary
days he ploded on with now and
then a lift from some kind
friend. He waded icy streams
waist deep. stopping at way
side homes and drying his
clothes, Ever alert to the ap
nroac of Yankees he wol
hide in the woods from them
Finally footsor.e and weary
dirty and ragged he arrived ii
Pickens County, and there hi
found a friend who carried hin
to his home where he rested :
few weeks in quiet and comfort
But the war spirit could nol
be controlled. He longed foi
the smoke of the battle-field and
wanted to go again to the front,
but his right arm was useless
and he knew he would not be
permitted there, so, gathering
a few men about him. he found
a band of enrolling officers with
whom he searched the moun
bains and hills for deserters.
Dn one. occasion this company
:aptured two men who had
been wanted for a long time,
mnd at another time, they. in
:ompany with Col. J. E. Ha
tood, captured a notorious per
;on, who had not only deserted
1s country, but had been
:ausing trouble and committing
rreat depredations near Ceaser's
lead. They found his hiding
>lace and also some of the
rticles he had stolen from Col.
lagood's hotel. So we see the
>rave man with only his left
rm still trying to serve his
ountry and save her from the
nemy.
"Only a private! To march
and to fight,
uffer and starve, and be strong
with knowledge
To know that the Might of
Justice and Truth and
Freedom and Right
n the end, must crush out the
wrone.
Viagikq Escapes Jail.
Greenville, June 25.-T, U.
raughan. former supeiinteid-.
nt of the Odd Fellow's Home,
rho has been in Jail here,
harged with rape, escaped
Vednesday morning. He had
utside aid. It is thought that
wo men aided him in sawing
is way to liberty.
T. U. Vaughan. erstwhile
perintendant of the Odd Fel
W's orphanage, located near
bis city and who was in the
ireenville county jail charged
rith rape, adultry anid procur
ag an abortion, escaped from
Le jail Wednesday morning
bout 2 o'clock.
At 2 o'clock this afternoon
raughan bad not been appre
ended though the immediate
ountry is being scoured and
bie authoritities in cities and
owns within a radius of one
.undred miles of Greenville
ave been notifid to te on the
okout for him.
The governor's office has of
ered a reward of $100 for the
earrest of Vaughan. Sheriff
toole has also offered a $100
ersonal reward.
Vaughan escaped through the
vindow of his cell. Right in
be center of the wvindow a
eavy bar was sawed in two,
he space measured seven
rches by twelve inches. It is
iractically conceded that he
rasAssisted in making his es
ape. The jailer says he saw
wo men disappear over the jail
-ard fence, the man's tracks
rere folio ved for several miles
ut of the city in the direction
f Laurens. The tracks ended
t a pl ce where buggy tracks
vere plainly evident.
Sheriff Poole received a tele
ram from Governor Blease
tating that he would increase
he reward for Vaughn's cap
ure to $600. OL this amiout $500
vill be paid by the State and
100 by Governor Blease as an
)dd Fellow, The $100 reward
ffered by Sheriff Poole makes
he total reward $700.
Notice of School Election !
itate of South Carolina.
County of Pickens.
Whereas. a petition from the free
olders and electors of Praters D~is
rict, No. 23. has been filed wibh ih.
jounty Board of Education, askin;.
or a special election to determine
whether or not an extra levy of 4 ills
hail be leiea on said District fo:
chool purposes.
It appearing to the County Board of
Education that the pet'tion meets the
eq nirements of the law.
Iherefore. it is ordered that the Tr us
ees of the above named District d1o
told an election in said District at the
chool house within said District ot.
aturday. July 6th, 1912. for th.
bore stated purpose. The Trustees ofi
he Die tric t ate hereby appointe~d mant
ge s of said election. Said election t
>e conducted according to the requir
nents of section 1208 of the Gene'ral
tatutes.
By order of County Board of Educa
;ion.
R. T1. Hlallum,
1:0Co. Supt. Ed.
FOR SALE-Several fresh
2ilk cows. J. M. Garrett,
R11 Pickrnn, S. C. R. 2,
PROGRESSIVE
PLATFORM
Document is Finished
After 48 Hours
Hard Work
Baltimore, June 28.-Bristling
with Democratic progressiveism
the platform on which the
Democratic party will stand
during the approaching cam
paign was completed late today
by the committee on resolutions
and awaits only the a-3proval of
the presidential nominee to be
presented to the convention.
The document is the result of
48 hours of deliberation on the
part of the committee. It is an
almost entirely new document,
although the recommendations
of the New York delegation
were followed in many partic
ulars.
From first to last the com
mittee's deliberations were char
acterized by the utmost har
mony. The unanimeus demand
was for the most pronounced
declarations in favor of progres
sive policies, all along the line
and the only difference of opin
ion arose over the best method
of oxpressing this tendency.
The result of a platform of
generally advanced views, al
though many of the more or less
readi -al than the party declara
tions of other years.
The document covers every
subject of importance which has
been the subject of party dis
cussion during. the last four
years. None of them ait 'La
orately presented, but the large
number of subjects renders it
somewhat voluminous,
The members of the commit
tee express general satisfaction
with the outcome of their vote
and Mr. Bryan who took a most
active part in framing the paper
made the prediction that it
would arouse the disapproval of
not to exceed a dozen members
of the convention.
Under the new rule adopted
the platform will not be pre
sented to the convention until
after the nomination of the can
didates.
Its submission will follow the
selection of a vice presidential
candidate.
The following is a summary
of the planks of the Democratic
platform:
-Reaffirm party's devotion to
the principles of democratic
goyernment as formulated bs'
Jefferson.
Declares for a tariff for reve
nue only and denounces "the
high Republican tariff as the
principal cause of the unequal
distribution of wealth." Favors
immediate downward revision
of present duties especially upon
necessaries of life. Also favors
gradual reduction so as not to
interfere with or destroy legiti
mate industries.
Denounces President Taft for
vetoing tariff bills of last con
gress. Condemns Republican
party ''for failure to redeem its
promises of 1908 for downward
revision " Takes issue with the
Republican platform as to the
high cost of living, contending
it is largely due to high tariff
laws.
Favors vigorous enforcement
of the criminal features of anti
trust law. Demands such ad
ditional legislation as may be
necessary to crush private mo
nopoly. Favors prohibition of
holding companies, interlocking
directors, stock watering, etc.
Condemns Republican adminis
tration for compromising with
Standard Oil Co., and tobacco
trust.
Recommends investigation of
agricultural credit societies in
Europe to ascertain whether a
system of rural credits may be
devised suitable to conditions
in the United States.
Pledges party of enactment of
legislation to prevent~ devasta
tion of lower Mississippi valley
by floods and the control of the
Mississippi is declared to be a
national rather than a State
problem. The maintenance of
a navigable channel is also rec
ommended.
Declares for presidential pref
erence primaries. Directs the
national committee to provide
fr elein a primarie of
members of national committee..
Pledges party to enactment of
law prohibiting campaign con
tributions by corporations and
unreasonable campaign contri
butions by individuals.
Favors single presidential
term and making presidential
term and making president in
elieible to re-election.
elicitates Democratic con
gress on its record, enumerating
important achievements, and
pledges an adequate navy.
Denounces Republican ad
ministration on charge of ex
travagance and demands return
to simplicity and economy be
fitting a Democratic govern
ment.
Favors national aid regarding
post roads.
Repeats party's declaration-qU
the platform of 1908, as to right'y
of labor andT pledges theparty to,
an employees' compenisation
law.
Declares the unnecessary
withdrawal of public landtends .
to retard development and brink
reproach upon policy of .con
servation; that reservations
should be limited to purposes
which they purport to serve;
favors broadcast liberality In ad-,
ministering land laws and says
forest reserve act permitting
homestead entries within-1I a
national forest should not be
nullified by administrative regu
lations; declares for immediateA
ac'ion to make available
Alaskan coal lands and safe
guarding of lives of miners.
Favors encouragement of ag
riculture and legislation to- sup
press rambling in agricultural
products.
Reaffirms position against
"policy of imperialism
colonial p
es.
Welcomes Arizona and New
Mexico to sisterhood of States.
Recommends law reform leg
islation.
Favors reorganization of the.
Dival service and says laws
should be honestly and riidly
Reaffirms previous declara
tions regarding pure food and
health.
of a merchant marine and urges'
speedy enactment of laws for
greater security of life and
property at sea.
joyment of rights and privileges
of territorial form of govern
ment.
Refers to Russian treaty of
1832 and renews pledge to pre
serve "sacred rights of Ameri
can citizenship at home and
abroad."
Favors parcels post and ex
tension of rural delivery.
Favors encouragement as can
be properly given Panama canal
exposition.
0C:nmends to the States
adoption of law nakling ee.
fense to discriminate against -
the uniform of ,the United
States. -
Renews declaration of last
platform regarding generous
pension policy.
Refers to the rule of the people
and says: "The Democratic
party offers itself to the country
as an agency through which ~
the complete overthrow and ex- ~
tripation of corruption, fraud
and machine rule in American
politics can be effected."
The conclusion says: "Our
platform is one of principles
which we believe to be essential
to our national welfare," and
invites cooperation of all citizenks
who believe in maintaining tin
impaired the institutions of our
country.
From Arkansas.
Mr. E. M. Kennemore, who
for many years was a citizen of
this county, but is now living at
Ravenden Springs. Ark., sent
us a renewal of his subscription
to The Sentinel lat week3t and
said he could not do without it. ~
He also wrote as follows
about crop conditions out there:
In this, Randolph county, -
cotton is small for the time of
year. There is not more than
half a stand and it will average
from two to six inehes high.
The lice in many places is suck
ing it and if the cold weather
lasts much longer there. will not
be any cotton made here this
year.
Corn also is smalL -The
small grain was a failure asth
farmers could not sow at t
right time. There has been
much rain that it has
tinred all crop.

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