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WITH Till STATE CAMPAIGNERS
IN THEIR COUNTY-TO-COUNTY TOUR
Oaffney, Aug. 10.?It wbb after 12
o'clock when the candidates for kov
emor began to speak. The crowd had
become tired and restless and some
began to leave, but still a fair audi
ence remained to listen to the speak
Hon Thus. Q. McLeod, of Lee. was
the tlrst caudldato for governor to
speak. Mr. McLeod entered into his
work with zest and made a splendid
speech from his standpoint. He Is a
localrOptiontBt, and made a strong
plea, that each county he allowed to
conduct its own liquor affairs. He
was strongest on the remaining
planks of Iiis platform, however, and
grew eloquent In his plea for a higher
civilization and an enlightened citi
zenship. He was liberally applauded
at the conclusion of his speech.
Hon. .lohn G. Richards, of Kershaw,
was the next speaker. Mr. Richards
was greeted with applause, fie has
a lot of friends In the county and
they are doing good work in his he
half. He declared he was a pro
hibitionist and tho only simon pure
farmer candidate In the race. He re
cited his years of experience in the
legislature and other service rendered
his people and said he hud never ask.
bd the people of Kershaw for any of
fice and been refused. He advocated
education, and every plank in his
platform seemer to bo sound. He
Closed amid applause.
Hon. Cole L. Blense, of Newberry,
was the next speaker. Mr. Blease Is
an easy and graceful orator, and
while he did not receive any ap
plause as he stepped to the front he
woke up some of the boys during the
course of his speech and was liberally
applauded now and again. lie ad
vocated local option and descried pro
hibition, taking a fall out of us by
reason of the fact that Mayor Little
had a bunch of negro women and
men in the lockup right at that time
for violation of the prohibition law.
lie was convinced that the education
al institutions the higher colleges
were spending too much money for
the results obtained. He was in favor
of reform along financial lines. Had
never been denied any nMlee at the
hands of the people of Xewberry. Mr.
Blease (dosed amid applause,
Hon. .lohn T. Duncan, of Uichland.
was the next speaker. He launched
out Into a sea of generalities at once
ami denounced the whole of Columbia
as being even more rotten than the
Rev. I. Walter Daniel said it was. AH
the newspapers, especially The State,
the Messrs. (Ion/ales, Wylie J0UC8?
Hanker Clark and a host of others
needed to be in the penitentiery for
their damnable grafting and mis
deeds. .Mr. Duncan was severe, but
(he audience did not seem to take him
seriously as he closed amid very
Hon. C. C. Peatherstone, of Lau
rens followed. Mr. Peatherstone lias
lots of friends in Cherokee and he
was well received. He pointed out
how several years ago, single handed
and alone, he had fought for Prohi
bition when the State was reeling
and staggering under the Influence of
the dispensary. At that time there
were only two dry counties In the
State. He had been informed through
Mayor Little that the liquor cases
tried that morning were the tlrst
since March. Mr. Peatherstone aimed
a body blow at the newspapers, saying
that the editors had no more brains
or sense than anybody else and thai
the editorials in them only expressed
tiie view of one man ?the writer. He
declared the reason why tho Charles
ton News and Courier and the Colum
bia State wer,, fighting him was be
cause these newspapers desired the
retention of the dispensaries in their
respective cities. He was forceful In
his plea for prohibition, really putting
up at) unanswerable argument in be
half of the cause. He was liberally
Hon. F. II. Hyatt, of Riohlnnd. was
the last speaker. The crowd had be
come weary and many were depart
ing when Mr. Hyatt stepped to the
front. He proposed that if they would
stay lie would divide his time with
them?til311 Is, that he would speak
but ten minutes. At this announce
ment many resumed their seats. IP
was tired of the whiskey question and
knew his hearers were and would not
indict them with an argument on that
subject. If all the hot air that had
been spent on whiskey In this cam
paign Could be distilled there would!
be enough to intoxicate nil present, j
no was a successful business man
and was running on a business man's
platform. He had but one promise
to make rind that was, If elected, he
would visit every county In the State
and geo how the books wore kept and
would see to It that the business of
the State was conducted in a busi
ness-like manner. Mr. Hyatt spoke
about fifteen minutes and made a
good impression. He was liberally
fireenvlllo, Aug IL?The meeting
here wn? held I? the Grand opera
house und somu iOO voters were on
hand for the opening choruB. The
audience grow rapidly and numbered
nearly 800 before the conclusion of the
festivities. The meeting was called
to order by C. D. Smith, county chair
man. Rev. Z. T. Cody, D. L)., opened
the meeting with prayer.
J. Fr?ser Lyon was the first speaker
and he was greeted with applause.
He opened with a reference to his
speech here four years ago when he |
promised to prosecute the grafters.
Mr. Lyon again said, "There is a man ,
here who thinks ho Is running for at
torney general." Continuing the at
torney general said. "1 have branded
his statements as false in toto and 1
do so today." Mr. Lyon then told the
people unless "this man" varies his :
tale "he will tell that Avery Patton
and his associates have made way with
a million dollars of school money."
Mr. Lyon said that Evans doesn't
have to bo attorney general to have
him arrested If he*has done something
wrong, for any citizen can have an
other arrested. "Why doesn't Evans
have me arrested?" was the speaker's
querry. "Is It because ho Is too busy
getting arrested himself?" Referring
to the much talked of attorneys' fees,
Mr. Lyon said T. B. Felder took cases
on a contingent fee and had to put
up money himself before he could
collect from the liquor bouses. He
said the money recovered was picked
up for South Carolina out of a pig
track as it were. Concluding. Mr.
Lyon said, "l defy hint to prove a sin
gle statement derogntory to my char 1
acter." The attorney general promised
to pursue all the grafters and those
who are helping them directly and In
directly, lie was cheered and applau
1>. B. ICvnns almost at once reforred
to the attorney general ns a "creature"
saying "1 will not call him a man."
Th?so statements were greeted with a
storm of hisses, and cries of "shut
up" were lie.nil from parts of, the au
ditorium, lie said Mr. Lyon had re
ceived $17.000 in addition to his sal
ary and had compounded a felony. He
declared he would finish the campaign
if he only gol one vote, and predic
ted that in years to come mothers
would point him out as the man who
had saved their children's schools. Mel
repented some of his numerous'
charges Inn did not rend from his re
port of the winding-up commission.
He saiil hi' would continue to wage
war on the graflers. A few ap
plauded as he closed.
.1. M. Richardson was the first can
didate for adjutant and inspector gen
eral to speak, lie made his usual re.'
view of his military record and gave
his conception of some of the needs
of the oflloo.
Charles Newhain reviewed the good
service of Greenville militia. He told
of his military career and fitness
for the ofllce he seeks.
W. W. Moore planted a battery and
directed a brisk fire at Capt. Rich- ]
ardson. Col. Moore referring to Capt.
Richardson's prediction that if it had
nol been for a slight defect In eye- |
sight he might have been a major in
the United States army, said that he ,
(Moore) might have been a colonel in
the United States army If be had grad
uated from West Point.
The first of the candidates for rail-:
road commissioner, O. C. Scarborough,
spoke of his successful tight for a
reduction in freight rates in fertilizer.!
II'- said lie is a farmer and shipper
but has engaged in other business and
has much experience in other lines.
He thinks tin- Peo Dee should have a
representative on the commission.
.lames Cansler returned thanks for
his Qreenvlllo vote two years ago. He
said that he had been told that he
"bad been (minted out." lie begged
the voters not to olect another
Greenville man, quoting Mr. Mnhon
as saying that the one now is no good.
They both drank out of the same bot
tle, declared Mr. Cansler. This was
applauded and the speaker received
applause when he closed.
g. McDufMo Hampton opened by
saying that the freight rates need
adjusting. As Mr. Hampton spoke,
a veteran yelled. "Hurrah for Wade
Hamilton.' The speaker then devoted
several minutes to speaking of these
soldiers "who did so much for their
State." saying that if he failed ol
election he would cherish the memo
ry of the veterans. As he concluded
the same veteran called. "Vote for
Wade Hampton's son, boys."
G. II. Mahon. former mayor of
Oreenvllie, was last speaker In rail
road commissioner's race. Ho was
cheered as he commenced to snenk.
He said he was at home and the peo
ple knew his faults and virtues. He
told of discrimination In freight rates
and said the Piedmont should bo rep
resented. Ho was interrupted by ap
plause at he spoke.
C. A. Smith, after telling the du
ties of the office of lieutenant gov
ernor, told the people that he has
never cast a vote or lifted his voice
for the legal sale of whiskey, believ
ing in the abolishing of the evli. He
talked of the business conditions.
B. W. Duvall told of his 20 years
us a business man and told of the
need of legislative economy. He
spoke of business conditions and said
that a man's private affairs conducted
as are those of tho State would re
sult in a visit from the sheriff.
John G. Richards was the first can
didate of tho day for governor to
address the populace. He was ap
plauded when he told the people
that Green Vile has given South Caro
lina a great governor In Martin P.
Ansel. He said he had been elected
to any \olllcc he has ought In his
own county on the first primary. He
recalled his success In the legislature
and rejoiced at his work for education
schools and colleges. He declared
himself a farmer horn and reared and*,
one who has always worked for and
with the farmers. His prophecy that
Greenville will not return to whiskey
was greeted with applause.
C. L. Riease told of his legislative
record. He Bald he was proud of his
vote two yoar3 ago. Ho said Fuvuiau,
Wofford and other colleges were turn
ing out as much brains as State in
stitutions for less money. He then
took up the question of where other
candidates stand. "My friend, Mr.
Peatherstone. lias changed several
times; my friend. Mr. Richards, has
ohanged. My friend. Mr. McLeod?
l don't know where he stands." The
speaker said he wanted to know bow
Mr. McLeod stood between local op
tion, the license system and the dis
pensary. He said a paper in eastern
Carolina said he (Blease) stood for
open saloons. This he emphatically
J. T. Duncan spoke.
C. C. Peatherstone said when he
made the race for governor In 1898,
he Stumped the State for prohibition.
II?' said he bad not changed, but
that a man who does not change as
conditions change is a fool. He talked
of prohibition and told of the advance
of the cause he had witnessed. He
had seen an increase from two dry
counties to 36. He called Greenville
blessed because it lias no wet coun
ties around. He said Richland county
is nullifying the efforts of prohibition
in the dry counties in that section.
He said the whiskey interests wore
supporting local option. He was pre
sented with a bouquet of flowers.
P. H. Hyatt said he was fresh from
the business men's rank. Mr. Hyatt
stuck an exit si^n on booze at Gaff
ney yesterday and he didn't talk
whiskey today. He deplored the fact
that the people seem to lose sight Of
the financial condition of the country.
He said the money crop is cotton. He
reminded the people of his fight and
said he saw before him men with
whom he had made a fight for a sen
sible price for cotton.
T. (i. McLeod opened by saying
that there has been too much "I"
In the campaign. He announced Ills
stand for education and praised Fur
man university and declared his faith
in the great system of pulio schools.
He declared his position oil the
liquor question. He was In favor of
leaving the present situation alone.
He favors present conditions with
only changes that will strengthen the
present law. He stood for hte sound,
sane Democratic doctrine of local op
tion. He denied that the man who
advocates local option is on the im
moral side of the question. He em
phasized the fact that prohibition is
enforced best in the counties where
local sentiment is l.ehind the officers
of the law. He said if being a local
optionist meant that he had to ad
vocate the sale of liquor he would not
be In that class.
Joseph T. Johnstone, congressman
Of the Fourth congressional district,
who has no opposition, addressed the
voters, saying he was there to show
them that he Isn't lost. Ho did not
make a speech but thanked the peo
ple for their confidence and support.
If your liver is sluggish and out of
tone, anil you feel dull, bilious, con
stlpated, take a dose of Chamberlain'!
Stomach and Liver Tablets tonight
before retiring and you will fed ull
right in the morning. Sold by Lau
rens Drug Co.
Whereas the trustees of Lantofd
school district Xo. 10, of Laurens
county, S. C. have been duly authorized
to sell coupon bonds of sajd district,
aggregating the sufVi of jjra,600, bear
Ing Interest at the l^ite of six per Cen
tum per annum, ? pio/able annually,
said bonds run twenty years.
Now therefore tpo said hoard of
' trustees will reeclve bids for such
bonds or any part thereof, tho bids to
! he sealed and to state the maximum
! and minimum amounts of said Issue
of bonds tlint will he taken at the bid
submitted. No bid at less than par
will bo accepted, and tho trustees re
serve the right to reject any or all
bids or any part thereof.
T!i<- bids must he submitted in writ
ing to W. H. Drummond, chairman of
said board of trustees, Lanford Station
S. C. on or before noon of the 22nd day
of August, 1910.
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M. (I. Patterson,
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