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PICKENS, S. C.. JULY 1I NUfBER 11
Established 1871--Volume 42
The Weather and
Manning, July 3.-lonor on
the howling down game were
about even at the State caml
paign meeting here today. Par
tisans of Blease and partisans of
Jones were so vociferous in their
attempts to cheer on their re
spective favorites and to howl
down the cheers of the opposi
ti-n that it was impossible for
Judge Jones or Gov. Blease to,
make himself heard connectedly
and Gov. Blease evidently deem
ed it preferable, from reasons of
policy as well as of prudence,
nt to attempt a speech. Judge
Jones, however, did not flinch
from the ordeal presented. He
laid befere the people all of his
argument that the people would
hear. Neither candidate was
able to controlshis supporters in
the crowd, though Blease im
plored his friends not to give oc
casion for the accusation which
had been made against Blease
men elsewhere, of howling his
opponent down and Judge Jones
after complimenting the citizens
of C)larendon county upon their
love of free speech and fair play
said he would guarantee Blease
a respectful hearing.
INTERESTING AT MONCKS CORNER
Moncks Corner, July 4.--The
candidates for governor started
speaking here today at 12:.30 and
interest in the meeting had
awaited their announcement.
No excitement was expected I
There were 500 people at the
meeting, which was called in
the court yard. Rain later forc
ed the crowd to the court room.
Gov. Blease was the first speak
er, Judge Jones ending the meet
ing. There was considerable
Ladies were in the crowd in
large numbers today, and in
their midst was a red banner
with the name in white, '-1rai
B. Jones,'' and nearb~y another
young lady bore a boquet of
flowers. Sentimnt for both
candidates early'appearedI to be0
Lyon and Ev. ns bitterly de
nounced each other as in the~
.CHARLESTO N 3MEETING
were given in honor of both they
leading candidates for governor,
but it aupeared that Judge Jones
came more generally from over
the house and men long ac
quainted with Charleston audi
ences said the majority opinion
among those present was in f a
yor of Jones as against Blease.
Hissing was more freely resort
ed to here than elsewhere on the
pampaign, as an expression of
disapproval, and Gov. Blease1
was the target of a good deal of1
it. Excellent order prevailed.<
A number of policemen was dis
tributed throughout the hall.
who were prompt to suppress(
any demonstration which theyi
deemed improper. An admoni-1
tory wave of the hand was alli
that w as necessary.
Judge Jones dlevot~ed somei
portion of his time to a reply in I
detail t~o Blease's speech at Bish-]
The governor made his usual 1
declaration regarding negroes, I
lynching and other miatters, but:
igave his attention principally to I
points of local interest in Char
leston. Some of his nmost inte-r- 1
esting statements w~ere made in'
response to quest ions from thl
"What about berI aked a
voice in the audience.1
"You bring me a glass of it1
up~bergand 1 can talk about it
btiter,"' said the governor.
"W\hat about racine" asked
"Do as you did this yeai," re
tiated~ t he wgovernor. "Ac like
mzen and do :ts vou please."' The
oniestio an :d its an~swer related(
to the act passed by the last leg
islature prohibiting racingK in
South Caurolina after .J uly, 191U
Judge Jones, when the pro
longed demo(nstration which
greeted him had subsided, evok
ed further cheers by remarking
that courtesv was a cardinalj
sharacteristic of Charlestonians
ind Charleston gentlenen coni!]
be relied upon to give ev-erym n
Fair treatment. He spoke for
some minutes of his purpose in
ntering the race for governor.
No man, he said. had a higher
ideal of that oftice. His own es
imate of it he had illustrated
by his action in resigning. that
he might seek the governorship.
in office regarded by many as
equal if not superior in dignit y.
in prominence as well as in em
Aluments. He saw his State fac
ing a greazt crisis and his friends
thought that he should lead in
the fight for t1 e restoration of
ood government. He was act
ated by no malice and by no
mercenary motive but was con
trolled by a burning desire to
render his State good service.
Answering the accusation that
be was "old,- he said his exper
[ence and knowledge were there
fore so much the greater.
Judge Jones said Gov. Blease's
charge tOat he once favored di
vorce for adultery was true. Di
vorce for that cause was grant
ed by all c.vilized countries and
by nearly every State in the Un
ion except South Carolina. The
eople, however, were so dispos
d to maintain the peculiar stat
s of South Carolina in this
matter that he finally bowed to
their will and in the constitu
tional convention of 1895 helped
to write into the organic law of
the State so it could not readily
be changed a provision that di
vorce in South Carolina should
ever be granted for any cause.
The speaker was discussing
he governor's revocation of all
ommissions of notaries public,
vhen a voice in the floor inter
jected the remark- Well. he
Yot rid of the nigge,. '
"Yes," said the judge, "there
ts a nigger in the woodpile in
earlv everything Blease (dOPs.
Whv could he not have (dismis5
d the negroes and let the white
Judge Jones ridiculed the gov
rnor's constanlt referen ce to
"'Oh,' he said, "'how these.
crooks land criminals (10 hate
newspapers. What honest man
fears the pressf'
Jddge Joes wanted the sup
port of Charleston. Hie held out
bis hand to every mani, hig or
low, w~ho wvanted good govern
ment. Hie stoodl for county !o
al option on the liquor question
with due enforcement of the la w
"Help me, he said, "to a de
ent administration of the la w.
rhich I will have sworn to en
[orce, and vou will get from mie
the highest measure of local self
BLEAs-E THIREATE~Ns nARILE'sT )N.
Gov. Blease started out by
naking a statemient regarding
he graft charaes against his
:hief constable in (Charb-ston.
Ben H. Stothart. The go\-ernor
aid he had sought the votes of
Jharlestonians for a State (of
ce in the campaign of 1 900,Q
902, 1906, 1908 and 1910, and
n all these he owed much of
-hat support he got in Charles
on to the influence and labors
>f one man - tothart. So'i
910 when he was elected xo
unor he bestowed on St' thart
;he best position it was in his
ower to give hinm. H e had
;tood by Stothar't i weans
tothart had stood by him. HI
vas standing b~y him vet andl
~roposed to 'ont inne in hat
'ourse. Tfhose who did no' t
ike it couldn't help it. lie was
o~vn'1or of South Carolina and
teined to be governor the
:est of ihis vear'. and the next
"That's whbai yu iinah~t to
have.'' saidi (;. 11i-.. lie
:'pllainedl that hb hi l t he
leg.isature in a zar i~
the dispensar lavInw nsh no t
b forced onl C~lharltsn n x -
it ions here were i O*uia
The familiar chari is (' .
Blase was made that .iu
Jne byt. 1 his votes on theu
C'rowv caru bills had shownm him
self to be in favor of sorial
equality between wvhittes and
"What about the races? in
Iguired a voice.
"Why I used to ride in horse
races when I was a boy and if I
hadn't been governor I would
have (mne down here and help
(( voi rin some. I did come
<i wni and look at your track
aind I found it the best managed
Itrack I ever saw.'
"But how about the races
Why, do like you did last
year. Be men enough to do as
THE unA('E MATTER.
Gov. Blease took up then the
Grace matier. When elected
govErnor, he said. he cane to
Charleston and offered a posi
tion oii his staff to his friend, L.
C. A. Roessler of this city. Mr.
Roessler said: "No. I don't
want the position." But the
governor insisted he must take
it. Mr. Roessler urged him to
give the place to John P. Grace.
The aoveriior said: "I can't do
it, because Grace has never been
my friend." Mr. Roessler said
Mr. Grace had supported the
governor in his second race.
Mr. Roessler said he himself
had a particular reason for ask
ing that Mr. Grace be appointed.
Later M1r. Grace and Mr.
Roessler had a conversation
with the governor at the St.
John hotel, the upshot of which
was that Mr. Grace was made
a lieutenant colonel on the
Governor's staff. However the
governor received a letter from
Mr. Grace urging him to make
an exception on his request and
c(omnmssio'... a negro, S. W.
Bennett, as notary public.
This was after the general dis
nissal of notaries public. The
governor refused to appoint the
negro, and thus the break with
To the Editor of The State:
I am heartily sorry that some
of my white friends at Swansea
and Gaston seem to have the
wrong impression of my position
relative to the candida -y of Gov
BWlease and Judge Jones.
I (lid not mean to hurt either
one: neither (did I mean to cast
any refie tion onl Gov.. Blease. 1
am more than sure that I have
humbieds of friends wvho are
friendly to both candidates, and
I regret very much indeed that
Ii am called in question.
I want to end this now and
forevermore by saying I retract,
withdraw and deny all state
ments I have made, and espec
ially the part that referred to
Swansea WV. R. Bowman
The One-Year Agricultural
Course at Clemson
Beginning next st ssion, Clemi
on colleae will give an inten
ve one-pear agricultural course
o young farmers who desire to
earn the important yet sinmple
fundamental principles which
uderlie successful agriculture.
This course wvill begin October
t andl close June 1, and will be
pen to young men 18 years old
ad over. The course includes
one of the usual academic
raches, such as M\athematics,
nlish, history, etc, but is con
fned to a study of the principles
.f crop) prodiuctionl, horticulture,
aimal husbandry, dlairying, et o
Agriultural arithmetic and sim
ple~ farm hookke'eping will be
aght, and instead of the usual
nyili I branlches, a simple par
iiamntary practice anid public
peaking course wvill lbe given.
un~ilnt to enable the student
hen he returns to his comn
unnitv to presidle at a public
;eting or* to hold a farmers'
The purpose of the course is
o take yolung men ~who know
hI practica side of farming
&Lnd make of them heCtter and
more s. vent ifi" farmers, and
(omnifty\ leaders as well.
An elementery rural school
education will be required of
those u' ho apply for the course.
Ability to read and1 write intel
ligmilyl, and a fair knowledge
4 Armithmhetic~ c~onstitu1te the re
e iement S. The intention is to!
.eve and even raise the
anar 0in the regular foul'
..n(.re courl5ss, but to cut
M.- eirIlv from ordinary
' ci:it stanldards in the re
:ouiremnnts in the one year
ars. which is intended
dirictly. to ser-.e a special need
rather than cater to any imag
inary ideas of collegiat ( respect
ability. The cost of the coirse,
including fees, uniifoolis, board,
lodging, heat. light and latindrv,
will be $117.55. Those who ar!
able, will pay 0.u0 additional
The Mims scholarship h ill
passed at the 1912 session of the
General assembly provides for
scholarships in the one . ear
course as follows,-one from t
each county and seven from the 1
State at large. Each scholar- a
ship is worth .100 and free tui
tion. The trustees designate in
each county the most represent
ative organization, on or before
July 1st. recomniends to the
President of the College three
or wore young men over eigh
teen years old, who have done
worthy agricultural work dur
ing the preceeding year, or in F
any previous year. These
young men are notified of the I
recommendations and go up for
competitivt examination on C
July 12th at the county court C
house, They stand their exami- -A
nation along with regular four
ear scholarship applicants, but B
the examination is different and
covers only the elementary corn. A
mon school branches. In any
county where there is no organ- 0
iation of farmers, the Director 0
of the Agricultural Department A
of Clemson College solicits
>pinions from representative
farmers of the county, and
their recommendation is used as
would be the recommendation
of an Executive Committee.
In your county the Farmer's 1E
Union has been selected by the i
board of Trustees, as the proper
organization to make the rec- a
ommendations. The Executive t(
Committee of this oirinization N
will no doubt w t leeu stigges- el
tions from f ar tr i atd others
as to worthv younog men who C
have done creditable, not neces- 16
sari!v not able, agricnItu ral
The seven state-at -Iarge
scholarships are recoimen:ded
in the same way, except by thi
Executive Committee of the V
most representative State orga I
zation of farmers. The young P
men recommended for scholor
ships at large standl their exami e
nations at their county seats. 9
The State Farmers' Unionh
has been designated as the most
representative farmers' organ
zation in the State. The Ex-V
cutive Committee of this Union
has been requested to consult
with the officers of the State V
Agricultural and Mechanical
ociety of S. C., another strong a
gricultural organization in
making up it~s recommenda
The examination papers are s
prepared and graded by the g,
lemson faculty and the award si
mnounced by the Secretary of t
t:he State Board of Education.
Only young men recommend- a
d for wvorthy agricultural a
vork will be allowed to com
ete for the one year agricultur- c
It is expected that in addi- ti
bion to the one year agricul- pi
rural scholarships. at least fifty el
thers will take the one year si
ourse. A pplicants for admis- sl
sion to this course may stand ti
mntrnce examinations along P
ith the scholorship applicants d
.t the c~unty seat-, or at the a
~ollege in October. o
WV. \1. Riggs, 0
Clem.ison ( ollege. a
~* ~ fi
Forty-one Killed in Wreck, a
Corning, N. Y., July 4. h
Westound Lackawana pas
~engr train No. 9 from New
York dhue to arrive at Corning
at 4:47 a. mn., composed of two I
mngines, a baggage car, three
Pall:nans and two day coaches,
n the order named, was de- t
molished at Gibson, three miles
east of Corning at 5:25 o'clock
this morning by express train
No. 11, (due at Corningr at 5:10 a
a. m. Forty-one PCersons were
killed and between 50 and 60t
were injured. Many of the
victims were holiday excursioul
ists bound t~o Niagara Falls,
who hadl boarded the train at
points along the line.
Tfhe wvreck was the worst in t
the history of the road. its 11
cause, according to Engineer
Schroeder of the express. was
his failure to see signals set
against his train. The morn
ing was foggx and he said he r
could not make them out. r b
A Poem A 6ri~lc
1i -1f, f.
; ',i j C:i,]si;. [01C ZZ
le wvith that fire w/hijih ;"s; Z
.rn j)et can call tor, .
rrafters are the boldent.
In South Carolina;
urders are the coldest I
In South Carolina. v
Ilind Tiger Booze is strongest, f
ts effect will last the longest, U
Lnd it will wrong the wrongest b
In South Carolina.
'oliticians are the slickest
In South Carolina.
'heir hand-shakes are quickest
In South Carolina.
l maids are the oldest,
ld bachelors' feet the coldest,
nd Leap Year girls the boldest a
In South Carolina. 0
ut better times are comin'
In South Carolina.
.nd things will again be humin'
In South Carolina.
ur gieat men are the blandest,
ur legislature is the grandest
.nd our governor is the D
In South Carolina.
-Charlotte News. h
Watterson Very Bitter. it
Louisville, Ky., July 4., b
[enry Watterson in The Cour- t
r-Journal, today compares e
Voodrow Wilson to the devil c
nd William Jennings Bryan P
) a rattlesnake, but says he PI
rill support the ticlket. In his S(
itorial on the result he says: t
"It would be idle for The fC
ourier-Journal to deny that it
disappointed by the result ob
ined at Baltimore and hyproc- B
y to effect anything other h
an regret and distrust.
"In a contest between three
ckets, headed by Taft, Roose
elt and the Devil, The Courier
ournal being a daily newspa
Ar and unable to take to the
ro :d-2, would perforce be oblig- p
I to sulport his satanic maj- li
tyv, Ho~wever, let all Demo- p)
as pray foir the best and s
ope that thing~s may not be as o
ad as the~y s'em to those who j
ro ld have shaped them other- es
se. The Courier-Journal ap- h~
roves at least the platform and a
ill support the ticket "
Writing of Bry an, under the e
cad. "Treacherv Unspeak- o
ble," he says:
"The mask which is his un- c
arded fury Mr. Bryan has al- n
>wed to slip away from the n
eek and smug visage that has y
>long deceived superficial ob- e
arvers into the belief that ~
mough selfish and common
lace, he was still a sincere and
miable man, shows the .vorld
t last the very embodiment of
rosperous hypocrisy and suIc- t
"The literature of every na-r
on has its type of the unprin
pled charlatan. He is depict
l in va'ious de*gust. How
al we classify, and ways as
aallow and heartless. Of Tar
ffe, we read with dismay; of a
'ecksniff and Chadband, with 0
isgust. How shall we classify, ~
nd what shall be the measure
E detestation in which not
uly all good Democrats, but'
I good men, must hereafter
nd forever hold the sardonic
gure at Baltimore in his rage
nd spleen throwing off all dis- 'n
uise of prudence and showing C:
imself in his true character of f(
igrate, traitor and pharisee; cl
ie baffled demagogue spitting h
pon hands that had befriended ei
imn; the beaten mountebank, I
alked of his prey; the rattle- 11
aake revealed, exuding poison u
iat disease and death may fol- t
w in the wvake of his tortuous '
"It is most painful to write V
nd to print this indictment of 14
man The Courier-Journal has li
ried to believe an honest, k
boh a misguided man. The Sa
ven dayst performance at e
altimore, w ithm its horrible
pec~acle of rule or ruin. dupli-r
ating the equally horrible spec
acle of Roosevelt at Chicago,
saves us nlo recourse,"
El Paso,,July 5,--Organized a
evolutionn Mexico as been o
roken ud by the defeat of the b
A I JA WLS SEABORN DEAE
finl n yrjrjyirIn P,ickens Counti
at~C rw-mbj r Jf thre apt~11ist
hur1 ch. f romr which place his
uneral seriAesy wart Wndulcted
y his p)astor, Rev. S. C. Black
'urn. Onl the 3dA.
Besides his wvife. he leaves one
aughter, five sons and two sis
ers. His daughter is Mrs. R.
L. Moss, of Walhalla. and his
>n, George, W. E. and James
'.hSeaborn, of Wahalla, and
[. C. Seaborn, of oP City, Al
bama, and Douglas S. Seaborn
E Neoraska. He was buried
-ith Masonic honors.
Kick at Doctor's Fees
Pelzer. July :3.-There was a
tass meeting of the citizens of
elzer held on the school cam
as last night to protest against
e overcharges made by phy
cians here. The physicians
ave for the last 25 years, been
1arging 50 cents for all (day viS
s and 75 cents for night calis,
it they changed their schedule
double that amount to take
feet July 1. Capt. Smythe
Lme to the rescue of the em
toves and demanded that the
sysicians return to their old
~hedule within one week or
iir houses would be needl (1
r other doctors to occupsy.
Old Bill Miner Caught
ToomJsbor.o Ga.,. July :3.-Old
ill Miner, the train robber, and
is party were captured here
is morning. They escaped
-o the M1illedgeville prison last
Washington, July :-The de
rtm nt of agrien!ire's pre
mlinary' ett imuate of t hie a creage
lnted in Motton in the i d
tates this year, which by act
Scongress was deferred from
ine to this month and hereaft
r will be annOnneed annually
i July. was made public today
t noon and shows the area
lanted to be :4,0;7,000 acres,
>mnpared with :3;,681 ,000 acres
Elast year's crop.
The coiditioni of the growing
rop on June 25 was 80.4 of a
ormal condition, as iomlpare
-ith 88.2 pei cent. Jne 25 last
ear, and 80.7 per' cent., the a
rage condition for t he past ten
ears on June 25.
Chicora to Move?
Greenville. Ju~p :;. -That (Chi
3ra college will be moved to the
>wn of Laurens fromi here is
ractically certain since the
ard1 of trustees in annual ses
on last night adopted a report
ro the ways andl means comn
iittee to the effect that should
aurens provide tihe college with
n acceptable site and the sum
f $75,00') tow'ard a suitable
lant, the removal of' the college
-ould be recommennded to the
antrolling pr'esbyteries of the
90-Year-Old Law Suit
Newv York. July 5.-A case
hich has kept its place on the
ilendar of the New York court
>r 90 vear~s has jutt been 'onl
uded here. The action which
as lng bee known as the "oid
t living suit,"' was begun in
22 and was brought to trial in
32 before Chancellor Kent. It
as instituted to dIissolve the
nited Insu rance 'omtipanyI Of
ewv York, anid the chancellor
irected that t me corporation be
round up. Its assets were col
cted and its debts having been
en to' distribuite the remainder
mong the stockholders and tile
rlitor's of the 'omipany.
bel army an ~its place has
en substituted guerilla wvar
are which threatens wide
pread damage in northwestern
lexico. It is possible. ho wever
iat the rebel chief, Orozco, ('an
:ather his disorganized forces
nd again put up a semlance of1
pposition to the go)v eet,
ut it will not lw for some time,
A Winning Ticket
Happenings of the Last Day---Progressiv
Ticket--Everybody Pleased--Success Assured
From press dispatches giving detailed accounts of
t he great National Democratic Convention at Baltimore..
list week, the following is taken:
For president-Gov. Woodrow Wilson of New
For vice president-Gov. Thomas R. Marshallof In
Thiis was the ticket completed by the Democra
The nomination of Gov. Marshal for vice president
Came as something of a surprise for, when the night
balloting for vice president began, it seemed that th.
Brvan-Wilson contingent in the convention had definite
lV settled upon Gov. John E. Burke of North Dakota..
There was not much of a fight, however, and whei.
t wo billlots disclosed Marshall easily in the lead, G. GO
Burke's name was withdrawn and Marshall was pro
clained the nominee by acclamation.
Gov. Wilson was nominatedat the afternoon session
on the 46th ballot and his nomin1i, like that of Gov..,
Marshall tonight, was quickly made unai us. The
best of feelings pervaded both sessions.
THE DEADLOCK BROKEN.
The first notable break c:ame when Illinois decided
to east its 58 votes for Wilson. This was followed by.
the withdrawal of Congressman Underwood and Gov.
Foss oi the 46th ballot, the fourth of the day. Gov.
Wilson swept the convention, polling 990 votes. The
nomination was then made unanimous. The vote on
the 46th ballot stood: Wilson 990; Clark 48; Harmon 12.
Necessary to nominate, 728.
A LOVE FEAST FOLLOWS.
The )emnocratic national convention became a
feast as it worked to select a running ma e. ov.
Woodrow Wilson. The intense bitterness of t ast
week seemed to have dissappeared.
When the convention suspended the regular "rder
of business-the nomination of a vice presidential can
didate -shortly before 11 o'clock to make way for the
reading and adoption of the platform, six candidates for
the vice presidency had been placed in nomination.
They were: Gov. Burke of North Dakota; Gov. Marshall
of Indiana; Elnore W. Hurst of Illinois; Martin J. Wade
of Iowa; James 'I. Preston of Maryland and Speaker
Champ Clark of Missouri.
MR. BRYAN SAID:
lPobably no other convention ever brought forth
such a 11lood of telegrnmns, and these telegrams had a
great deal to do with the final action of the convention.
WVilson's name was in nearly all of them. The weak
p)oint ini Wilson's' campaign for the nomination was in
the fact that somne of his mere utterances were used
against him by his opponents, but those arguments will -
not avail addressed to the progressive Republicans. I
think that Wilson will poll more of the progressive Re
p)ublicani vote than any other man we could have named.
WHAT GOV. WILsoN sAID.
"The honor is as great as can come to any maf.b
thme nomination of a party," Mr. Wilson said, "especially
in the circumstances, and I hope I appreciate it at its
I rue value; but just at this moment I feel the tremend
~ons resp)onsibility it involves even more than I feel the
honor. I hope with all my heart that the party will
never have reason to regret it." -
CHAMP CLARK TALKS.
"1 never scratched a Democratic ticket or bolted a
Demoicratic nominee in my life. T shall not abandon my
Democratic habits now. I am too seasoned a soldier
nit to accept cheerfully the fortunes of war.
"1 will support Gov. Wilson with whatever power
p)ossess and hope he will be elected.
"I lost the nomination solely through the vile and
malicious slanders of Col. William J. Bryan of Nebraska.
True, these sland ers were by inuendo and insinluation~
but they were no less deadly for that reason."
(Signed) "Champ Clark."
TAMMANY IS PLEAsED.
"It is a great ticket and one that I am sure promises succeB3
all along the line," said Mr. Murphy, as he alighted from the
train. "The candidates should command the support of the peo
pie in every section."
Senator O'Gorman said Wilson and Marshall would receive
"ta majority of the votes of the voters of the country." He de
clared that notwithstanding the sharp rivalry between candidateB
and their friends. there never was a convention of such harmonY
"W hen we adjourned there was nothing but a feeling of confi
dence in victory next November," he said.
John B. Stanchfield, who replied to Mr. Bryan's attack Onl
the New York delegation at Baltimore, said:
"Trhe ticket nominated at Baltimore is one of the best pre
sented1 to the people by the Democratic party since the nomina
tion of Grover Cleveland."
-UNDERwOOD WnLL sTICK.
"I will support the nominee of the convention" said Mi.
nderwood, "andl shall spend my time workingfoth lt
chose-n at the convention."
nator TlillmanI~ of South Carolina telegraphed to Gov.
I ave prayed to live to see a real Democratic president be
foeI die. Next March my prayer will be answered.GD~
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