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STATE CAMPAIGN PARTY
VISITED AIKEN SATURDAY
Attorney General J. Fra/er Lyon Rcfiitcr B. B. Evans*
Charges---Mr. Featherstone Accorded
Alken, July I*. Alken voters gave
careful attcntl n to iho State cam.
pnigucrs today, although the meeting
was practically without feature, cxceiil
possibly, tii?' denial by tin- lion, i>. s.
Henderson to tho charge made by P>. IL
Evans, thai the state of South Carolina I
had been put to expense hiring him to
argue the Pink Franklin case. Attorney
General Lyon was present today, and
answered the charges made by ids op
ponent. Mr. Lyon received hearty ap
Mr. Feat bet stone, in a local option
county, gave Alken credit fro standing
for her convictions .and not straddling
the fence. At least, she must he given
credil for giving kuestions n hearing
before making her decision. When the
speaking begnit today tho court house
was packed, n generous sprinkling of
ladies being in the audience.
As had been expected, the liquor
question was given considerable atten
tion by the gubernatorial candidates.
Mr. McLcod used the argument of Mr.
Featherstono to prove that tho local
option plank was the safest one for
those who were for sobriety to stand
upon, lie argued that the present con
dition of tin' State, where 3(5 counties
are dry. is proof conclusive that local
? option is the saner platform, whereas
under the prohibition standard it
would be Impossible to bring tho state
to its present condition of sobriety.
The meeting was called to order by
the Hon. I). S. Henderson, ami the Rev.
.1. It. Trnywlck lead in prayer. The
candidates for railroad comlssioner
were the first to speak.
McDtiflle Hampton asked that of
kce Of railroad commlsioticr be given
to a man who was a civil engineer, a
man who was able to see to it that the
railroads w, e put in such physical
condition, that the lives of the patrons
would he safeguarded. He has been
sucessfui In business, and feels him
self qualified to hold the ofTlce, and
promises to the voters a rigid enforce
men of the law.
Q. II. Mnhon opened by aserting that
he was born poor, on the form, and
was the "champion cotton picker of
Abbeville county in his youth." He
proceeded to show the voters bow
South Carolina was discriminated
against, in comparison to other States
in the Union, especially as to the rates
from Charleston to interior t'p-Stnte
points. He was given generous ap
O, C. Scharborough came before the
Voters as a fanner and a business man,
one who h 's extensive knowledge of
rates on the necessities of life. He
asked support upon his record as a
legislator, in which capacity lie has
heen Instrumental in the reducing of
railroad rates. He stands for an equal
consideration of the claims of both
the railroads and the people.
Cnnsler, of Tlrzah, made his bow.
with the little "cap." He paid con
siderable attention to the "kid" from
Greenville, who has 3,200 "drummers"
beside him, besides the railroads and
newspapers. He creating considerable
amusement by referring to one of bis
opponents as being a man who had
followed one profession for twenty
nine years and was now out of a job.
Charles A. Smith was the first can
didate for lieutenant governor and
at the close of bis address was gener
ously applauded. lie held that the
candidate for lieutenant governor
should possess the qualifications to
fill the gubernatorial chair if called
upon, hi outlining his platform, be
said that he stood for the rigid en
forcement of law. an economical ad
ministration of the government und
retrenchments where possible, while
thei^e are some appropriations which
must necessarily lie made, still he hold
that the State governments' expenses
must be cut down. Mr. Smith received
generous applause on Iiis assertions
that he stood unequivocally against
the legalized sale of whiskey.
E. W. Du vail gave bis qualifications
for a business administration If he is
elected, showing that the financial af
fairs of the State should be placed on
a better basis. The tax problem of the
State should be improved by an equal
isation through the means of full value
taxation, thereby catching the tax (lod
gers. He was in favor of a State sup
port of rural high schools, and was
against the proposed issue of $1,000.000
bonds for the improvement of the
roads, he believing that every county
should take care of her own highways.
As to the liquor question, he believed
that local option was the sanest
method of dealing with that problem.
II. 11. Evans reiterated bis old charg
es of extravagance and Incapacity in
the present attorney general's office.
He charged that Mr. Lyon had made
promises which he had not fulfilled.
thai tlx- through lack of legal ability
hq had allowed tli- grafters In the
dispensary tanble, one through Ignor
aucd of the law. and another by a com
promise, to go free. n<" presented n
vast array of (inures to "show U|> Gen.
Lyon," charging thai it bad become
necessary to employ high priced law
yers to do work which he was unable
to do, and in tills connection charging
that the Hon. I). S. Henderson, of (bis
city, had I.II employed at the State's
expense to go to Washington to help
fight a "nigger lawyer."
At the close of his speech. Mr. Hen
derson arose to say that he had been
employed by tlm South Carolina dele
gation In congress, and that the State
had not been placed to any expense
thereby. At the close of his statement
there was loud applause for I.yon.
Frusor Lyon Speaks.
Mr. Lyon made his cool. elean-CUt
speech, giving, through signed st;u<
ineilts of Chairman Murray and Comp
troller loncs, tin ts to show that in no
instance had the money of the State
been misused, going so far as to show
whore at one instance he had gone in
to his pockets to defray, temporarily,
Slate expense.-; to keep secret of fact of
a detective's work upon an important
case. Mr. Lyon had statements to show
that he had never received moneys
other than due him in salary. He
showed that the ?Southern Merger
Case." which Barney Evans had charg
ed bad been allowed to let drag, was,
docketed for the fall term of COUI't of,
lllchland county. Attorney General
Lyon closed by asking, "What do you
reckon would become of Cousin Hub"
if Barney Evans was el cted? Mr.
Lyon received tremendous applause.
Col. W. W. Moore recited his record
in the State militia, from a student at
the citadel to the Governor's staff. He
related the charm' of Cnpt. Richardson,
made at Edgedold, that he had lead tin
voters to believe that he was a gradu
ate of the Citadel. After comparing
his record to that of ("apt. Richardson,]
he closed by saying that he did not.
in this campaign, intend indulging in
Capt. Richardson recited ills record
from the Artillery school, at Fortress:
Monroe, to the present time, showing'
how he had always been a close stu
dent of military affairs. As to the
charge in the report of Col. Landis. to
the adjutant general's office, in which
insubordination on the part of bis of
ficers and men were conspicuous at *
their summer manoeuvres, be said
that it was an absolute falsehood, and
if it could he proved that he would
step down from the platform and give
up the race.
('has. Xewhain gave bis record in ,
i Continued on Page Seven, i
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