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Notice of Election.
State of South Carolina,
County of Laurens.
"Whereas, petitions signed by a legal
number of the (nullified electors and
free-holders residing In Dials school
district No. 8 Lnurens county, South
Carolina, asking for an election upon
the question of voting 2 mill tux upon
the property in said school district to
he used for school purposes, have been
filed '"1th the county board of educa
tion, an election is hereby ordered up
i on said question, said election to be
held on the 14th day of September,
1912, at Meiner school house in said
district, under the management of the
trustees of said school district.
Only such electors as return real or
personal property for taxation and
who exhibit their tax receipts and reg
istration certificates as required In the
general election shall be allowed to
Those favoring the 2 mill tax shall
vote a ballot containing the word
"YDS" written or printed thereon.
Those against the 2 mill tax shall vote
a ballot containing the word "NO"
written or printed thereon. Polls shall
open at the hour of 8 o'clock 'n the
forenoon and shall remain opeu until
the hour of 4 o'clock in the afternoon*
when they shall be closed, and the
The trustees shall report the result
of the election to the county auditor
and county superintendent of educa
tion within ten days thereafter.
OEO. L. PITTS.
By order of County Board.
The Electric Sign
Of the Palace of Sweets will guide
you to the most popular place in town.'
GOVERNOR COLE L. BLEASE REPLIES
TO LETTER OF SENATOR B. R. TILLMAN
Hon. B. R. Tillman, Trenton, S. 0.
Dear Sir: Your loiter, in this morn
ing's News and Courier and the Colum
bia Stato, has been carefully read, and it
but adds to tho effects whieh have al
ready been made by the newspapers and
others to discredit the. peoplo of South
Carolina by charging them with dis
honesty and injuring them by holding
them up to the world that her govern
ment is soltisb and corrupt. However, I
shall say nothing harsh in reply thereto
The newspapers have abused me most
Wilfully and maliciously, and after my
inauguration, they had a bill introduced
wh'Oh gave to them unlimited pov.er in
their abuse of candidates for public of
fices. I vetoed that bill and succeeded
in having it rejected. Since then, no
act of mine has mot with the approval
of tho editors, but, on tho contrary,
every suggestion of mine?whether it bo
for tho best interests of the State or
not?has boon fought and sneered at.
Tho result has been that great injury
has boon done to the Stale by newspa
pers, tho people inside of the State,
knowing that tho newspapers were pub
lishing what was unlruo and that thoy
wero unfair, have boon made stronger to
During this campaign I have been
most maliciously lied on. My speeches
have been misconstrued, distorted and
parts of sentences which 1 used have
been published which have made it ap
pear that I said tilings which I did not
say?for instance: "To hell with the
constitution" was used by me in this
way?Jones said that the separate coach
bill was unconstitutional. 1 said that if
there was anything In the constitution
which forced the while ladies of Sbuili
Carolina to associate with nogro mon,
then to hell with tho constitution, and
every white man in South Carolina,
whose mind is not diseased, will thor
oughly agree wilh mc in this statement.
I said, at another timo, that if I was
dofoatod for reelection by tho old Has
kollite crowd that I would mako them
sweat political blood. I meant that
when 1 said it and I mean it now?not
by pardoning criminals, which you seom
to have dreamed with your eyes open or
by any other maladministration of tho
otlice of governor, but strictly in a politi
Now, you see, sir, if these two sen
tences had been published in full none
would have had a right to havo com
Tho last session of tho legislature
fought me bitterly and unjustly?Jones,
having been brought out for governor, re
mained in Columbia practically during
the entire session and diroctod its affairs
for sol fish interest, and not for the best
interest of tho people.
When the campaign tirst opened, ho
and his friends pitched it not on meas
ures or principles, but on me and my
personal character. Jones charged me
and my filends with being anarchists
and charged mo with being a crook by
protecting criminals and otherwise. I,
too, mado many speeches before the
opening of the campaign, but never re
ferred to Mr. Jones at all. At Sumter,
in my opening speech, I did not. Ho fol
lowed, and his haranguo was bitter
against me, and from that day until tho
close of tho campaign he never presented
a single reason why he should bo gov
ernor of South Carolina, but took up bis
timo abusing mo and my friends and
trying to explain tho miserable record
he mado as legislator and judge.
At Bishopvillc I ox|>osod his record,
and, after that speech was read by tho
peoplo of South Carolina, Jones might
as well retired from tho race, for bo
never bad a look-in from that timo on.
I conducted my campaign on a high
plane, but having been most severely
criticised, lied on and abused, 1 struck
back and in no uncertain terms.
When the Augusta slush camo for
ward and the John Grace filth was poured
forth, when dirty and filthy circulars,
unsigned, were slipped under the doors
of lho peoplo at night and broadcasted
throughout tho state, when tho ministers
and preachors were praying against mo,
and when tho newspapors, every issuo
were heralding slanders, vituperation
and abuse against mo, I continued to
hold my tompor, did not get mad?as
thoy hoped I would do and even when
Jones Insulted me, I had too much re
spect for his gray hairs and old ago to
oven slap him with myopen hand. Some
may call this cowardice, just as somo
called it cowardice when Oen. Bullor
gavo you a goneral cursing on a railroad
train, when you gave as your excuse foi
not resenting it, that ho had only one
AT HRLKNA IN 1890.
I had every reason to believe?having
stood by you in 1890 at Helena, when I
stepped between you aud a man who
had a pistol drawn tokill you, and when
the crowd rushed forward and broke
down the platform, I had you picked up
by your admirors and carried into my
father-in-law's home (which was in a
few yards of the grovo where you wore
speaking) for protection?that you we'c
In the legislature I ditrored with you
sometimes and did not vote according to
your dictation, but. senator, 1 have never
worn any man's political collar: have
never been bossed or dictated by any
man, and I never oxpoct to, for 1 have
boon elected governor of South Carolina
by tho people and I recognize no boss
but the people, and the people have
shown, last Tuesday, that they recognize
no boss at all.
In addition to my political support of
you, the position which 1 look as law
yer and witness in saving the name of
your distinguished brother's son from
being written upon' the pages of the
South Carolina penitentiary records?
while my position was true and tho cor
rect one?incurred for mo the hatred of
tho editors of tho Columbia State, and
from that day to this nothing too mean
or bitter could have boon said by them
about me. And why'.' Hecauso I stood
by a Tillman. Certainly then I had tho
right to oxpoct that you would not take
any part In tho raco for governor, but
on the contrary that you were friendly,
and that if were not friendly, most As
suredly that you would bo neutral. Par
ticularly, senator, when my defeat
would not only have ruined mo politi
cally, but blasted my personal char
acter lor all time?and yet, throughout
the entire race, I spoko kindlv of you
and even after your letter was published,
when friends phoned and wired me what
to do in regard to you, I said that I was
willing for the people of South Carolina
to pass between us and say which one
they wanted. o> if they wanted both.
in Washington Mrs. Blease and Mrs.
Tillman were both present when tho
conversation I referred to took place.
You say Mrs. Tillman Could not remem
ber, but I wish to say to you, sir. that
the veracity of ladios should not be in
volved in such matters. You may speal:
of it, but I shall certainly not bring ei
thor Mrs. Tillman or Mrs. IMcase into
AS TO t il A HO KS.
'1 he charges which you have soon fit
to rtfor to in your letter have been abso
lutely and Hatly refused (soo reply to
Augusta slush and other replies which I
have put forward during this cam
paign.) I have nevor received one cent
for granting a pardon, nor have I ever
received one cent for any otlicial action
sinco 1 have been governor except my
salary from tho State of South Carolina.
You did not come to me or my friends
for explanations. You took the news
papers artioles for i'., when you. your
self, say that thoy hod most maliciously
My dear sir, what about the charges
against you, when they claimed that
Hubbell sent you $20,000 which Lyon
and Christonson had the Itov, Mr. Tur
nipscod b rough I before them to prove
that he delivered you 11)0 packages while
he was oxprossagent at Columbia? What
about tho piano they claimed you re
ceived? What about tho articles which
they say were sent you by Neal from tho
penitentiary. What about the Oregon
land deal which Mr. Roosevelt laid at
your door. You said thoy were untrue.
I believed you. senator, as your other
friends believed you.
If you want some further information
us to some of the Investigations whieh
wero made against you by Lyon and
Christensen, 1 will be pleased to fur
nish you with copies of tho Pinkorton
Detective ag ey's reports, which wero
filod with some members of that com
mittee, but which wero never made
known to the full committee and nevor
made public, and which I have been
only ablo to got since I have been gov
ernor of my State.
You say "Haskollism and Bloaseism"
should bo buried in the same grave. The
men?tho laboring people- who buriod
Ilaskellism. brought forth Bloaseism and
thoy a-e faithfully protecting their
cause and loyally upholding il Or chief.
Nobody can truthfully charge me with
not being governor ol all tho people. I
have stated on the stump, often and re
peatedly, that when it came to holding
the scales of justice between my fellow*
men, that \'.\ the discharge, of my duties
as governor, if I found that my enemy
was right ami that my friend was wrong,
that my enemy would be upheld and
that my friends would go down, und
such replies us "'That is right:1' "That's
the boy." "We know It, governor,"
and loud applause have come back from
the audiences. I addod to that, that
when it camo to giving out political
patronage, none but a Bloaso man need
apply." I mean it, senator, becauso I
believe truly and honestly that a man
should stand by his friends, and you
should have stood by me.
You chargo me with ambition I bad
no ambition, senator, but to be governor
of my people; the only ambition that I
had, or that I have, is to serve my State
and my people fairly and impartially
honorably and straightforward, and to
stand to my friends.
static nousK srKRcn.
In closing my spoech on the State
House steps a few nights ago, I said:
"My friends, disperse and go to your
homes without a parade and without
boistorousness; try and forget and for
give the bitterness and hatred of tho
I campaign; let's all join hands with our
fellow men, both our Opponent? and our
friends, and work together in one com
mon causo?for the uplift and upbuild
of the people, the peace, happiness and
prosperity of our State and of ourselves*
and may (iod, in His All-wiso Provi
dence, direct me that 1 may serve my
people better and that 1 may sorve Him
better in the future than I have in the
past and may wo all sing, with one
glorious acclaim, 'PraiseGod, from whom
nil blessings (low.' " I repeat that now,
senator. Will you join with me and
help me, or will you join with tlioso who
are ondeavoring tu show that while
South Carolinians have stolen from each
other at the ballot box, and further en
deavoring to show to all the nations of
the earth that your lather and mine
(and you) are raising your children to
steal from each oilier ami defraud at the
ballot box '
1 bolievo that 1 have been olected
fairly and squarely, for, so far as every
recount has been made, shows a gain
for me in tho votes cast. Tho people
have risen; they havo indorsed mo in
my administration, giving mo a victory
tho greatest tho Slato has over known?
ami we propose to have it stand.
You speak of Dr. Babcock?to this I
need make no reply, for, you, yoursell,
have admitted enough.
As to helping me grant pardons, or
giving mo advice, I thank you very
much. If your sorvicos aro needed, you
will be called upon, but you need not
at all fear being disturbed from any ol
your regular duties, along that lino.
You also say 1 havo stolon tho alloc
lion of your people from you. Not true,
senator, in this contest and criuis of pol
itical a (fairs?it is not that Ihey love
Tillman loss, but that thoy trust Cole I..
I Bloase inuro.
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Roofs Put on
26 Years Ago
are as good as new, and have
never needed repairs? never
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cept an occasional coat of paint.
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5 until you have examined the Cortright Metal Shingles.
For sale by
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50 N. 23rd, St., Philadelphia, Pa.
Store and lot. Also nice new dwelling of
Jno. M. Moore. Store near Laurens Mill. Good
proposition?see us at once.
Splendid lot and three room House on Sullivan
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Good House and lot on Martin Street.
Fine Farm known as Polly Franks place, four
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LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA
Red Iron Racket
Buyers are now in the Markets Buying
Fall and Winter Goods for their 6 Stores.
L. E. Burns of Laurens, S. C.
J. C. Burns of Greenwood, S. C.
C. D. Entrekin of Anderson, S. C.
W. A. Martin of Greenville, S. C.
?E. Burns for Spartanburg, S. C.
C. D. Entrekin for Charlotte, N. C.
Look Out! Keep your eyes on the
Red Iron Racket for Bargains this Fall.
Yours for Business
J. C. BURNS & COMPANY
Laurens, South Carolina