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title: 'The Laurens advertiser. (Laurens, S.C.) 1885-1973, September 25, 1912, PART 2, PAGES 9 TO 12, Page PAGE TEN, Image 10',
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Lauren*. S. C.
CHAIRMAN CANNON DEPENDS COMMITTEE !
The- communication below appeared
in The Laurensvllle Herald Thursday:
To the Kditor of The Herald:
Please allow me space In your paper
to answer the unwarranted charges of
the Kditor of The Laurens Advertiser,
which will he found on the editorial
page of that paper this week, In which
he severely arraigns the county execu
tive Committee for their action taken
on the 12th Inst., In regard to the in
vestigation of the Primary Election
held on the 27th day of August.
The editorial referred to Is as fol
"So Whitewash for Laurens.
We gather from the lust paragraph
of the resolutions passed by the coun
ty executive committee Thursday that
the committee will not welcome and
possibly will not willingly allow the
remaining citizens of the county to
inspect the polling lists as The Ad
vertiser promised to make possible
last week. "All boxes for all precinct3
"or the county are Intact and under
lock and key and are here for the in
spection for your committee or any
?,ub-coinmlttee thereof," Bays the res
lutton. I other words, The Adver
tiser und none other but the commit
tee need apply.
This same paragraph, taken In con
nection with the parugraph * * *
? *ln which it is stated by the com
mittee that "Laurens county should
be eliminated from the contest" now
going on and that the "fair name of
the county should not be held up to
the state as having conducted un Ille
gal election." would lead un observant
reader to believe that the committee
intends throwing obstacles in the way
of a thorough investigation, by others
than the state investigating commit
tee. Since that committee cannot pos
sibly look into the details as to every
county it seems to us that such a res
olution effectually bars further inves
tigation unless something were done
to nullify the resolution.
The action of the committee, in
drawing up such resolutions was very
precipitate if the committee Intended
to clear the count/s' skirts of the
charges of fraud in its election. Such
alertness, In the face of the many ru
mors und churges going back and
forth, tends more to incriminate us
than to clenr us. The committee puts
the county in the unfortunate attitude
of crying innocent before charges
have been made. Such an attitude
The Advertiser has all along hoped
that the executive committee would
undertake to do in this county what
other such committees have done In
other counties, viz., make a thorough
investigation and derive at the truth
or falsity of the charges being scat
tered abroad. Churges have been
rumored and made in this county and
the county owes It to itself to have
them clenred up. An investigation of
this kind cannot be made in a few
hours. If no fraud is found, then,
"the fair name" of the county will be
unblemished. If fraud is found and
the guilty parties punished, it can
further be said that Laurens county
does not condone fraud in election,
that while there are a few who will
so stultify themselves, the other citi
zens of the county will not sit idly by
and see it go without punishment.
For this reason, we hope that the
committee wus only unfortunate In Its
phraseology and that no opposition
will be met with when wo ask for the
rolls to be published in order to clear
up the situation. We hope to publish
these rolls next week.
It seems The Advertiser is now ques
tioning the honesty and fairness of
each individual member of this com
mittee by saying that the resolution
states that "All boxes for all precincts
for the county are intact and under
lock nml key and are here for the in
spection tor your committee or any
sub-committee thereof," the committee
being referred to is the State execu
tive committee. The resolution does
say that the boxes are under lock and
key and further states that they are In
tact for the Inspection of the State ex
ecutive committee or any sub commit
tee therefrom. The committee of this
county was acting under the orders of
John Gary Evans, chairman of the
State executive committee, by keeping
the boxes under lock and key. This
order was issued by John Gary Evans
on Thursday after the first primary,
and later J. B. Park, a member of the
sub-committee ordered that the coun
ty executive committee appoint sub
committee from Its committee to in
vestigate the charges made as to
whether any fraud or irregularities
existed in the primary in this county.
The county executive committee, act
ing in good faith, under a resolution of
1. P. Adalr, a known Jones supporter,
which was unanimously adopted, en
tered upon an Investigation of the box
en and after finding no fraud or Irreg
ularities pYepared the paper which
seems to be the text of the editor of
the Laurens Advertiser.
As I understand the rules and con
Htitutton of the Democratic party of
South Carolina the State executive
committee is constituted a court, with
exclusive Jurisdiction to canvass the
The thorn in the flesh seems to be
that the editor of the Laurens Adver
tiser is not permitted to finger in the
ballot boxes. 1 ask him by what au
thority he claims a right to pass upon
the question as to whether the election
in this county was fair or unfair. The
Democratic party of this state furnish
es the machinery by which such inves
tigations are to be made and no where
do I find that this molder of public
opinion or any person c; persons are
invested with this right, except the
committees designated by the rules
and constitution of the party.
Before The Advertiser should under
take to criticize and censure the acts
of a body created by the party to car
ry on the election machinery it should
inform Itself In the premises. It states
that no charges of fraud or illegal
practices have been made as to this
county, and that the action of the coun
ty executive committee presupposes
guilt. In reply to that I give you
paragraph 3, as taken from the
grounds of contest filed by Ira B.
Jones, as follows:
"3. That the said Ira B. Jones is in
formed and believes that in the elec
tion held on the 27th day of August,
11112, many frauds were committed and
illegal practices Indulged in. and the
law violated so as to prevent a free
and fair expression of the will of the
voters in said election; and that the
said returns tnbulated by the managers
of said election and certified by the
county executive committees in the
counties of Alken, Anderson, Green
ville, Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union,
Dorchester, Oconee, Laurens, Saluda,
Plckens, York and Chester do not
represent the expression of the will
of the Democratic voters who partici
pated In the said election, and that the
said Ira B. Jones contests the votes
cast and returned in each of said coun
ties for Cole L. Blease and John T.
Duncan, as candidates for the office of
governor," and following this he un
dertakes to specify particular charges.
I leave It to the public to say wheth
er charges had been made before the
committee had acted in tills matter.
It seems to me that The Advertiser
reflects upon the honesty of the Lau
rens county executive committee, by
not being willing to accept their find
ings in regard to the primary in this
county. I wish to aay that I know
all of the gentlemen who compose this
committee and will have The Adver
tiser to understand that they are men
of the highest type of character, whose
honesty and integrity stands above re
proach. Each man on this committee
did his duty and when finished declar
ed that this primary was free from
fraud and irregularities.
A copy of the resolutions passed by
the county executive committee was
sent to W. F. Stevenson, chairman of
the sub-committee appointed from the
Stnte executive committee, and in re
ply to which I received the following
' Atlantic City, N. J., Sept, 14, '12.
"Hon. John M. Cannon.
"My Dear Sir: Your letter and the
resolutions of the, county committee
came to hand this afternoon and I
hasten to say that the same will be
laid before the sub-committee, which
I am calling to meet in a few days and
I am glad to say that so far as I
know there hns not been a complaint
from Laurens county. If all the coun
ty committees would either give us full
information as to the charges and the
real facts promptly as you have done
instead of criticism we could very soon
mnke a report.
"Yours very truly,
"W, F. Stevenson.
I attribute the severe arraignment
of tht Laurens county executive com
mittee by this editor to his political
soreness, bis absolute ignorance of
tho rules nnd constitution of the Dem
ocratic party rather than to his ill
will and hatred to the personnel of
JOHN M. CANNON.
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a little of DARBT'S PROPHYLACTIC
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bottle 50 cents. Sold by Laurens Drug
Cold wave coming, come at once
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? THE rough and tumble game of School Life requires the best of Shoes
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It's a right impression, too ! We won this reputation by giving special
attention to all our School Shoes and always providing the best.
Nothing but sturdy leathers can go into our School Shoes.
Every point, where the wear is heavy, is double stayed.
The Uppers and Soles are Waterproofed. Lace, Button or Blueher cut.
Nothing omitted that could in any way, better our School Shoes.
Boys' Shoes 1.25, 1.50, 1.75, 2.00, 2.50, $3.50
Girls' Shoes 1.25, 1.50, 1.75, 2.00, 2.50, $3.00
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THE SHOE MEN
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