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ESTABLISHED 1865. NEWBERRY, S. C., FRIDAY, JULY 25, 1902 TWICE A WEEK.$1.50 A YEAR
EDITOR D'CAMP CALLS
TILLMAN A LIAR.
"I CAN PROVE YOU A LIAR OVER YOUR
How an Orderly Campaign Meeting at
Gaffney Ended in Riotous Disorder-The
]Rost Sensational Incident of the
Whole Campaign Thus Far-Meet
ing Rad to be Adjourned.
Gaffney, July 23.-An orderly
meeting of about 500 voters and
some ladies ended in disorder here
today, involving the most sensational
incident of the campaign. Col. Till
man was reading an editorial from
the Gaffney Ledger charging him
with "being a gambler, a liar and a
drunkard." He was sarcastic in his
comments and was interrupted by
Editor DeCamp, of the Ledger, v ho
assumed entire responsibility and de
fended with determinatin his
charges. In the ensuing discussion
Mt. DeCamp offered "to prove Col.
Tillman a liar over his own signa
ture." When asked to furnish this
proof Mr. DeCamp retired to his
office, submitting upon his return
the evidence below. The scene was
most sensational. Mr. DeCamp, with
no excitement, resolutely pressed his
aceusation amid noise and confusion,
many cheers for Tillman, no small
amount for DeCamp and numerous
remarks addressed to either and both
and sometimes neither.
LIEUT. GOV. TILLMAN
was the last speaker, who came for
ward with cheers and applause and
hurrahs for Tillman. Returned
thanks for this and for past support.
Glad to see these people face to face
to let them see if he is the rpan
painted. Appeals to his country,
and by this to be judged; standing
on record. Referred again to the
r ling incident in the senate, then
on to sword affair. Finishing these
tail, he found it necessary to
notice - an itorial in the Gaffney
Ledger published some weeks ago.
* THE LEDGER's CHABGEs.
This editorial charged Col. Till
man with "being a gambler, a liar
and a drunkard." CoL. Tiliman was
reading the article, stopping for
vigorous and sarcastic characteriza
tion on its contents. The article
*tated that County Chairman T. B.
Butler and Messrs. McCraw and Sar
ratt could substantiate what was
said. Turning to Mr. Butler Col.
~Tillman asked to hear from him.
Replying, Col. Butler said: "I know
absolutely nothing about the state
ment and the man who wrote it did
so without my authcrity."
DE CAMP WAs THERE.
Col. Tiliman was proceeding in
vigorous and sarcastic chiaracteriza
tion of the article when Editor De
Cainp of the Ledger stepped upon
the stage and advancing directly to
CoL Tillman, whom he faced, said:
"I am the man who wrote the edi
torial and am responsible for it."
Turning to Col. Butler, Mr. De
Camp said: "Have you not been
drinking with Col. Tillman in Co
"'Not more than with you," re
.plied Mr. Butler. (Cheers.)
The crowd was very noisy and ve
hement now and the ladies left pre
cipitately, the scene being stormy
and threatening. Cheers for Till
man and some for DeCamp; various
cries and suggestions to both and
general movement among the au
dience. The chairmrn's gavel and
other noises were heard. Mr. De
Camp stood his ground resolutely
and again expressed with determina
tion his authorship and responsi
A TERRIFIC CoMMoTIoN.
"Tben you are author of some
thing of which you sbonid be as
hamed," said Col. Tiliman. Mr. De
Camp's coal reply made a terrific
commotion when be said: "Col.
TilImain, I can prove you a liar over
yonr own signature." Col. Tillman
requested him to do so and Mr. De
Camp went to his ofliee for the
proof. In the meantime Mr. Caugh
man who had been abseut, tried to
speak bA no onie heard.
DECAMP BRINGs HIS PROOF.
Col1 Ti11man wa proeedinga with
his speech when Mr. DeCamp re
turned, producing the two letters be
low, he stated again that he could
prove Col. Tillman a fasifier and
read the letters which were in reply
to bills sent from time to time re
garding an advertising account which
he had not been able to collect.
Following is a verbatim copy of the
Edgefield, Jan. 3. 1902.
Mr. E. H. DeCamp, Editor Grit and
Steel, Gaffney, S. C.:
I have received several letters from
you, enclosing bill for advertising in
Grit and Steel. I. beg to say that I
think if you will refer to your books
you will. find that all these bills I
made with Grit and Steel were
promptly paid and in advance.
(Signed) Jas. H. Tillman.
Replying to another bill from Mr.
DeCamp, came the following letter:
Columbia, S. C., Feb. 12, 1902.
Mr. E. H. DeCamp, Business Mana
ger Grit and Steel, Gaffney, S. C.:
While I am satisfied that I have
already paid the bill which you sent
to Mr. Sherhard, I hand you under
this cover my check for $4 in pay
ment of same. Kindly acknowledge
receipt. Yours truly,
Jas. H. Tillman.
"KNEW HE WAS LYING."
Mr. DeCamp maintained that Col.
Tillman knew he owed the account
when he denied it and he also insist
ed that the contents of the two letters
revealed this fact. Mr. DeCamp fur
ther remarked as he finished reading
the letters that' Col. Tillman had
never paid the bill and knew that he
was lying when he wrote the letter.
Col. Tillman asked Mr. DeCamp to
hand him the letters. Mr. Decamp
refused to do so. Col. Tillman in
sisted. -i dr. DeCamp again refusing,
saying they were his property. Col.
Tillman said he only wanted to read
them, and Mr. DeCamp handed them
to him, standing by Col. Tillman
while he read. After reading Col.
CAN 'T REMEMBER HIS DEBTS.
"If I only had one matter on my
mind at once I would have known,
but after consulting .my books and
finding the error, I sent him the mo
ney due him."
Mr. DeCamp then wanted to know
if it took six letters to find out one
mistake in a set of books. There was
much noise and excitement in the
audience, much'eheering, some hiss
ing. Not a majority of the audience
by any means were cheering. Most
of the noise seemed to be in favor of
Tillman, but Mr. DeCamp, who firm
ly and aggressively stood his ground,
was by no means without friends and
supporters. Finally Chairman But
ler regarding that Col. Tillman's
time limit had expired, adjourned
the meeting. J. E. Norment.
True German Chivalry.
[Arnold White in London Letter.]
After the recent yacht race from
Dover to Heligoland for the empe
ror's cup a small party of English
gentlemen were invited to take a trip
from Kiel on board a German tor
pedo boat. In the course of the run
the torpedo boat came into collision
with a British steamer. The Eng
lishmnen were saved. The German
commander and five of his men were
drowned. The only order given was:
"Save the Englishmen first." To
German discipline and chivalry do
the Englishmen owe their lives. The
gallant conduct of the late comman
der of the German torpedo boat,
who perished in saving the lives of
bis English guests, will not be for
gotten by their countrymen. The
gallant sacrifices of the German com
mander and his crew have touched
the hearts of the whole British navy.
Such an episode as this leads to sin
eere admiration and respect.
May the British Lion have has
talons eradicated by the nable bill of
the American Eagle, and be taught
to play upon the Irish Harp and the
Scotch Fiddle that music which is
breathed by every empty shell that
lies upon the shores of green Colum
ia. "Martin Chnzzlewit.''
MoLaurin Declines Judgeship.
A VIRULENT NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
CAUSES HIM TO CHANGE HIS MIND.
It Said he Had Sold Himself-The Clipping
Was Sent to the President Along
With a Statement from the South
Caroiinian That he Would
Not Take the Position Of
fered Him on the Court of
President Roosevelt at Oyster Bay
is in receipt of a letter from Senator
J. L. McLaurin, of South Carolina,
declining the proffered appointment
to the vacant bench of the United
States court of claims.
The president, it can be said, much
regrets Senator McLaurin's decision,
as he believes that McLaurin's sena
torial experience and his career as
attorney general of South Carolina
would have rendered him a particu
larly good addition to the court of
The president is now uncertain
what he will do about Senator Me
Laurin. It is understood that he is
anxious to appoint him to some posi
tion in recognition of what the presi
dent regards as his service to the
country and his demonstrated ability
in public life. Senator McLaurin's
letter is couched in the most positive
A NEWSPAPER ARTICLE.
It was evidently based in particular
upon a newspaper article which ac
companied the letter. The article
stated that the senator had sold him
self for the prospect of getting such
an office as that offered to him. It
can be said, however, that the presi
dent regarded such a type of accu
sation as beneath notice and sincere
ly regrets that Senator McLaurin
should have deemed it necessary to
pay any attention to it.
CHANGED HIS MIND.
Senator McLaurin evidently has
changed his- mind about accepting
the proffered appointment since he
was in Oyster Bay on July 11. At
that time he indicated his readiness
to accept the vacancy on the court of
claims and the only question then
was when he should resign from the
Interesting Coincidences Connected With
the Distinguished Soldier
To the Editor of the News and
Courier: 1 have been struck with
some coincidences connected with
South Carolina's grand old man, the
lamented Hampton, which may inter
est your readers.
Wade Hampton, brave and dash
ing as Murat, and one of the wisest
and beet Governors of the State, was
born in the historic city of Charles
ton, but he was identified with Co
lumbia, the place of his paternal an
When he died he was survived by
only two gentlemen who were elected
on the State ticket with him in 1876;
like him, both were born in Charles
ton, but have been identified with
other places-one is Gen. E. W.
Moise, now the "old man eloquent"
of Sumter, who was elected Adjutant
and Inspector General. The other
gentleman is Governor Hugh S.
Thompson, formerly of Columbia,
now of New York city; he was elect
ed Superintendent of Education, and
since has served as Chief Executive
of this commonweath, assistant Sec
retary of the Treasury and civil ser
vice commissioner. He is now comp
troller of the New York Life Insur
We may mention here that the
year Hugh S. Thompson was born
1836-was the same year Wade
Hampton graduated at the South
That lovable marn of God, Bishop
Ellison Capers, who officiated at
Gen. Hampton's burial, and who
lives in Columbia, was also born in
Charleston. Like Wade Hampton,
Ellison Capers was a brave Confed
erate general and shed his blood on
the battlefield for the Southern cause.
Another interesting fact is that
Gov. Miles B. McSweeney, who oc
cupied the gubernatorial chair when
Gen. Hampton died, was also born
in Charleston and the coincidence is
rendered more striking still when it
s, ..ememb.erd that his home is in a
county named for Gen. Hampton.
It will be seen that Gen. Ham
ton, the two surviving gentlem
who were elected on the State ticI
with him in 1876, the clergym
who officiated at his burial and t
governor in office at the time of I
death, were all born in Charlestc
but identified with other places.
For United States Senator.
The purpose of our Democratic pi
mary is to give the people an oppc
tunity to find out something of tho
who aspire to position; to give an o
portunity to judge of the character, ab
ity, and fitness for the position, so th
a judicious selection may be made, ai
the voter may be able to cast his ball
intelligently. In the canvass which
now on the State for the United Stat
Senatorship, there are six aspiran1
One must be chosen. They all stand <
practically the same platform. The
are no issues among them. The que
tion then to be decided is one of pe
sonal fitness and intellectual ability
stand up with the giants of intellect
the Senate and defend Democratic pri
ciples and the rights of the people.
George Johnstone, of Newberry, po
sesses in an eminent degree the qual
fications to fit him for this exalted p
He is a son of the late Chancellor J<
Johnstone, whose opinions rank in lite
ary ability and legal erudition with tho
of the greatest chancellors and judg
the State has ever produced. The s<
has inherited in great measure the i:
tellect of the father, and that intelle
has had the advantage of thorough trai:
ing in the best schools of this counti
and Europe. After attending the schoc
of his county, he was sent to the not
Slabtown school, in Anderson Count
From there he went to the Arsen<
thence to the Citadel, and, with the oth,
cadets, took up arms and marched
the front in defence of the Southei
cause. After the war was over, he we
to Edinburgh University, in Scotlan
where his education was completed.
Returning home, he read law in tl
office of Fair & Pope, and was admitt<
to the practice. His ability as a lawyi
and an advocate was soon recogniz<
and his services were in demand. Du
ing reconstruction, he took an actii
part in redeeming, the State from tl
hands of the alien and the oppresso
and if that part of his history wei
written up, it would read like a romanc
In 1877, he was elected to the Legi
lature, in which body he served for eigl
successive years, retiring voluntaril
During the greater part of that time I
was chairman of the Ways and Meai
Committee. He was a strong advoca
of the South Carolina College and ti
Citadel, and during his terms of se
vice in the Legislature, did good woi
in helping to reorganize, rehabilitate ax
reopen the South Carolina College ax
the -Citadel to the white youth of ti
State, and was recognized as one of ti
leading ymembers of the Legisl1atus
And while he favored these institutlo:
and helped to reopen them, he was, at
has always been, a true friend of the d
nominational college, because he believe
there was a work for both. to do, as
whatever was contributed to the educ
tion of the youth was so much contri
uted to the good citizenship of the Stal
and time and the concensus of publ
opinion have justified that judgment.
In 189o, he was elected to Congre
from the Third District. He was chai
man of the Committee on Privileges at
Elections, from which Mr. Crisp w
elected Speaker, and Mr. Johnstone w
one to whom Mr. -Crisp looked co
stantly for assistance. He was defeat
for re-election because he would not e
dorse and advocate the sub-treasu
scheme, which illusion, at that time, hi
taken possession of our people. Ev
those who were its most ardent adv
cates, and some who were the ben
ficiaries of such advocacy have sin
learned the correctness of his positi<
at that time.
As a lawyer, Mr. Johnstone is know
in all parts of the State, and his abili
is unquestioned. As an advocate as
trained debater, he scarcely has an equ
in this State.
The people of this State are now
the enjoyment of their sober judgmen
they are not torn by party strife al
factional feeling. The appeal is made
this sober judgment in the selection th
will be called upon to make for t
highest office in their gift. It is th~
duty to nieasure up the candidates by t
standard which every true Carolini
should set for such a position-cha
acter. nitness, intellect, ability to stai
up shoulder to shoulder, arm to ar>
hand to hand, intellect to intellect, wi
any member of that body. In Geor:
J ohnstone. of Newberry, you have a m;
who measures tup to the standard.
In times like these there is a dema:
for men, not time servers; s:atesme
not politicians. T here are momento
questions to be settled and, above all<
we need men who are able to grapp
with these questions in the Natior
Congress. and to do so intelligently a:
with a wisdom and foresight bcrn of t:
In the public service of George Joh
stone which has been but briefly ot
lined there is not a speck, but hise
cutcheon is clean and pure. Time a:
subsequent events have justified the p
sitions which he has taken on all publ
questions. and it has been demonstrati
that he possesses that wisdom and for
sight so essential to the true statesma
and so necessary in the man we need t
day in the Senate of the United Statt
The +tmeand the man have met'
To Buy Anything (
For Men, Wome
AN OPPORTUNITY liko
>b every description oni
Come and make your se
es Stock is broken. No Goo
or exchanged. Every ltei
,Is 4qother Big Bi
A HOUSE IN NEW YC
to ago to know if I cot
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re At a price. I made them
They are the output of or
Known Manufacturers in
4"Q n Large Size Quilts, be
someU worth in any retail
someworth $1.75, Mimn
ih. last 88c.
ie U ~flLarge Size Quilts, be
k IIU Extra Large, worn
Ld pick and choice of the lot
If you want your c
duty Come to ti
Don't wait un
I bors get al
The Cheapest Sto
al SUerOSED DESPERADO At 11.35 tonig
inLLS MEBRO OS,uty sheriff, wire
Alken Deputy Sheriff Wires the Goyernor follows:
id A.king That BloOdhOunds he Sent to (Above dispat
to [ --. Organize posse
e TeState, 23.] capture Jeffcoat.
ir About midnight last night the bloodhounds toi
a Governor received the following dis. information pro
r-patch from Wagner, in Aiken county: let me know ho
ad Wagner, July 22. M. B McS
t To Gov. McSweeney, Columbia, S. C. Jeffcoat is
ge Jeffcoat found. Killed one of fellow tor who
iour men. Escaped to swamp. Send fered a reward
ad bloodhounds; to Perry tonight on ago,.tbough no i
n, train No. 29. reward was offe
us J. A. Picnes, Deputy Sheriff, of citizens of
leThe telegram is evidently bungled that a gang o
al so far as the signature is concerned, going over Aik~
id The Governor tried to get Wag. the teeth with
hner, but failed. Then inquiries were rorizing the peo
n- made as to the getting of blood- made to captu
Lt- hounds. It was found impracticable Igang. __
to get the dogs off. Governor Mc chIta L
o- Sweeney was anxious to do anything'
ic possible but had to content himself The Industrit
eit sending the following mes at Charlotte, N.
n, sage: the State Feder
o To Sheriff Owen Alderman, Aiken, begun a strong
)f Wearing Apparel
n and Children at
a this to buy Fine Goods of
y occurs once in a life time.
lection at once before the
ds sent out on approbation
,d Spread Deal!
)RK wired me a few days
ED AND FIFTY
an offer and taken the lot.
ie of the Largest and Best
autiful Marsailles Patterns,
store in America $1.50 and
augh's price as long as they
autiful Marsailles Patterns,
;h $2.00 and $3.00, your
at only $1.89. i
lollar to do double
ie Big Cost Sale.
itil your neigh
1 the snaps.
re in the Caralinas.
ht J. A. Pienes, dep rated the following plan foirreleasing
s from Wagener's as children from mill labor.
The paper proposes to raise a fund
h here quoted.) ~to be paid to the mill children-the
a and do your best to same in amount that is paid them by
Impossible to send the mills-the money to be contribu
iight. Give me all ted by any person desiring to aid
mptly by wire and this cause. As some of the children
w I can assist you. make about 20 cents per day $1.20
weeuey, Governor, will keep a child out of a mill for
tpposed to be the one week.
m the Governor of- The Industrial Journal proposes
of $100 a few days to give the children the amount of
tame was given. The the wages and then let them go en
red upon the request tirely free, playing, eating and rest
Aiken, who alleged ing, as they may desire, on condition,
! horse thieves were however, that each child shall attend
en county armed to scolduring any given school term.
Winchesters and ter The money according to the Jour
>e, no attempt being nal, is to be placed in the hands of a
re the leader or his committee, who shall dispose of the
same in the wisest manner possible,
abor in Mills. taking care to aid the most worthy
Ll Journal publishedanyogetfr.
C., official organ of
ation of Labor, has .ALL business that's business is "re
figt aaint hil thseciprocity" business. We help
nghtaganstchid iosewho help us; it pays us and them.