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ESTABLISHED 1865. NEWBERRY, S. C., FRIDAY, AUGUST '22, 1902. TWICE A WEEK. 81.50 A YEAPi
AT SPEARIAN'S SPRINIL
TUB COUNTY CAMPAIGN MEETING Ir
Attended' By About 400 Persons, Bepre
sentiag Nearly Every Section of The
County-A Pleasant Day Wrth Lit
tle Attention to the Speeches.
Spearman's Spring, Newberry
County, August 19.-The county
campaign meeting for No. 5 Town
ship was held at this place today
The meeting was attended by aboul
400 persoas, representing nearly
every section of the county. The
crowd came more on pleasure bent
than for the purpose of listening tc
the speeches, and the candidateE
found it a very hard matter to get
the attention of their audience.
A most enjoyable day was spent
by those in attendance. In fact,
Spearman'e Spring, with its beauti
ful scenery and its health giving
waters, is noted for the many happy
gatherings that have here assembled,
- and'that of today was no exception
to the rule. No more ideal place
could-be selected for a pleasant day's
outing or an afternoon -hoar's stay,
and only development is needed to
make it one of the most famous
health and pleasure resorts in the
Local Chairman J. W. D. John
; .on was in change of the meeting.
The candidates for the office of
superintendent of education, Messrs.
Werts, Wheeler and Wicker spoke
et stating their candidacy in a
happy manner, and presenting their
daimsto the office.
The legislative candidates dis
"eaeed about the same questions as
at previous meetings, taxation for
building roads and child labor in the
mils receiving mostly their-attention.
The barbecue dinner was prepared
by Jeies Dunbar, and was the
centre of attraction. ~ It was an ex
lf'ent dinner, and such a one as
only Mr. Dunbar can prepare.
A Lnumnber of people from the city
of Newberry came up and spent the
day. In fact, from all sections of
the county the people came, from
Pomaria in one direction to Whit.
mire's in me other, and from the
-Beluda to the Broad, each section
having a few representatives.
J. K. A.
TEE LeT3 AUGUSTA srBIKE
UI s New Admaitted that While the strike
Lineted it was Paid for Principally
by the Fail Biver Unions.
Fall River, Mass. August 19.
Secretary Albert Hibbert, of the
United Textile Workers of America,
has issued a statement to the unions
showing the amont of money con
tributed by each for the support of
*the- King Mill strikers at Augusta,
(Ga. He announces that the strike
lasted fifteen weeks, and unions
which paid less than fifteen assess
ments (save those exempt) would
find. the deficit charged to them,
while those who paid more than
fifteen would be given a rebate. The
eer~etary criticises the failnre of
iunions in the South to support the
strikers mn waging a battle to their
common interests. He also con
demns the unions in the North who,
by their indifference, made the strike
a failure. Such unions, he said,
cannot expect the support of the
national organization in future con
tests. The figures show that Fall
River unions contributed nmore money
for the support of the Georgia strike
than the entire South.
Voleanic Eruption Destroys an Island.
Yokohoma, Japan, Aug. 18 -The
little island of Orishimna was over
whelmed by a volcanic eruption be
tween August 18 and Bugust 15,
and all the inhabitants, numbering
150 persons, were undoubtedly kill
ed. Tbe island is covered with vol
canic debris and all the houses on it
have disappeared. The eruption is
still proceeding and is accompanied
submarine eruptions in the vicinity
which make it dangerous for vessels
to approach the island.
The Orishimia is one of a chain of
islands extending between the Bonin
Islands and Hoddo, the biggest is
lnd of Japan.
THE STATE'S FLOATING DEBT
I STATEMENT SHOWING THAT STATE
Is LIVING BEYOND INCOME.
Piling Up Indebtedness That Will Have
to Be Paid by Increased Taxes.
Columbia, August 18.-From time
to time attention has been directed
in this correspondence to the finan
cial condition of the State treasury
and the necessity for sensible action
along these lines and the necessity
for considering this condition. The
following note from Mr. Jesse T.
Gantt is appurtune:
I am requested by various parties
to give my authority for assertions
which I have made as to the finan
cial condition of the State. As the
time allowed a candidate for Secre
tary of State, five minutes, does not
permit a reference to authorities, I
am forced to adopt this method in
complying with these requests.
The following letter from State
Treasurer Jennings is responsible
for the assertion which I made, that
a deficit of $300,000 has been created
within three years:
"Mr. J. T. Gantt-Dear Sir: I
take for granted thtre was no money
borrowed by the State Treasurer for
1898, 1899 and 1900, as Dr. Timmer
man said at Gaffney that he had not
had to borrow an;. For 1901 we
borrowed $175,000. Up to this time
we have borrowed for 1902 $220,000,
and the present indications are that
we will have to borrow enough more
to make the entire $300,000 author
ized by the legislature.
"Aug. 11, 1902. R. H. Jennings"
As to the assertion that the rate of
taxation for State purposes in South
Carolina is already nearly twice the
average rate in the other States of
the union, I give below the rate for
the fiscal year 1898 in 29 States of
the union, in mills upon each dollar
of assessed valuation:
New Jersey 0, Indiana 9 10 of a
mill, Maine li, Maryland li, Minne
sota 1 8-10, Michigan 1 9-10, Texas
2, North Carolina 2 1:10, New York
2 1-5, Arkansas 2*, Missouri 2*,
Montana 2j, West Virginia 2j, Wis
consin 2j, Ohio 2 4-5, Washington
2 9.10, Georgia 3, Kentucky 3, Okla
homa 3, South Dakota 3, Virginia 3,
Florida 3*, Oregon 3*, Colorado less
than 4, North Dakota 4 1-10, Illi
nois 4 1-5, Tennessee 4j, Utah 4j,
Kansas 4*, South Carolina 5.
The taxpayers of the State are en
titled to an explanation of the reason
why, with a tax rate nearly twice the
average in other States, a deficit of
$300,000 has been accumulated with
in three years. Six thousand dollars
will be paid this year as interest
upon money borrowed by the State
Treasurer until next year's taxes can
be collected and applied to this year's
Unless some means can be found
to supply the treasury of the State
with recources from other quarters
the people are today face to face
with either a heavy increase in the
levy to meet this <deficit or a large
reduction in the appropriations, and
consequently an inadequate support
of the present State institutions.
We cannot reasonably hope to meet
this condition by an increase of $40,
000,000) or 20 per cent.) in six
years, which has not been sufficient
to reduce the rate.
I have brought out these facts in
an endeavor to show the necessity
upon us of encouraging the prou s
ion of indirect sources of revenue to
aid in supporting the State. The
Secretary of State's office in most of
the States has been made a revenue
bearing office, and it should be made
so in South Carolina.
J. T. Gantt.
MURIDEK AT A CAMPAIGN MEEFING.
It Took Place, However, Two Hundred
Yards from Where the Candidates
were hpeaking In the Upper
Part of Greenville
[Special to News and Courier.]
Greenville, August 19.--At the
county campaign meeting held today
at Wilson's store, in the upper sec
tion of the county, Carey Styles shot
and killed Walter McCarrell, also
shot and seriously wounded 1
younger brother, Emmitt Styles, ai
Ernest McCarrell. Styles has be+
arrested by Sheriff Gilreath ai
placed in the county jail. TI
shooting took place about two hu
dred yards from where the cand
dates were speaking. Eye-witness
say that Ernest McCarrell and styl
were engaged in a fight, when Car
Styles appeared and began shootin
his first bullet striking his own br
ther in the leg. Styles then sh
Ernest McCarrell in the right an
and upon the appearance of Walti
McCarrell St) les fired at him, ti
bullet taking effect under left nipp
producing instant death. The affa
caused considerable confusion an
excitement. Walter McCarrell leavi
a wife and a small child. He wi
the son of one of the county's inoi
prominent farmers, W. H. McCarre]
a member of the board of registri
tion. Styles is said to be a rougl
Some Figures of Much Interest to Politc
The News and Courier Columbi
correspondent has compiled the vot
cast at the various primary electior
held in this State, which will pros
of interest at this time. The votE
were as follows:
Tillman - Sheppard primary,
Gubernatorial primary, 1894.58,41
First senatorial primary, 1896,
Gubernatorial contest, 1896,
Whitman Ellerbe Harrison. . 78,23
Earle-Evans senatorial contest,
1896, second primary. ....88,48
Senatorial contest, 1887, Mc
Laurin Evans Irby ........45,96
First primary for governor,
Watson-Tillman Archer, etc.79,77
Second primary for governor,
1898, Ellerbe Featherstone. 70,99
irst primary for . governor,
1900, McSweeney- Hoyt Pat
terson Gary-Whitman. 92,431
econd primary for governor,
1898, Hoyt-McSweeney.. .88,77l
EVERY PRECINCT WENT DRY.
o Whisky Will be Sod iu Newton Count3
Oxford, Ga., Ang. 19.-In th
ection for or against the sale c
hiske Newton county went dry b;
majority of 804 votes.
The county has been dry for sev
ral years and this election was fore
y the antis, who hoped to carry th
~ounty. The result of the electio.
shows the people of Newton to b
absolutely opposed to whiskey. Thi
ounty is strongly local option. I
went for Terrell by a good majorit;
a the recent primary. The citizen
favor prohibition by local option.
Every precinct in the count;
went dry. Covingtor,, the center o
strength for the antis, went dry b;
ver 100 votes. The election wa
'ery quiet, but considerable interes
Tbe election was unusually inter
~sting because of the location o
mory college in this county.
The prohibitionists claim that th<
~ounty will remain dry for at leas
W. A. HEMPHILL DEAD.
e Warn the Founder of the Atlanta Co!
Atlanta, Ga., Aug, 18.--Col. Wi]
iam A. Hemphill, founder and fo
aany years business manager of thi
tlanta Constitution, died last nigh
at his residence on Peachtree streel
Colonel Hemphill had been il
somewhat feeble health for a numn
ber of months, but his oondition wa
not regarded as serious, and hi
dath was a great shock to the en
The cause of death was appop
lexy. He was down town Saturda;
evening attending to some matter
of business, and even drove to chure]
yesterday morning, but becomini
suddenly ill, decided to return homn
A wise wife doesn't attempt t
nanage her husband; she simpi
ferds himn and trusts to luck.
IT CREATED A STIR
M AMONG CAMPAIGNERS.
ae THEY DENOUNCE PROPOSED DIVISION
OF PRINTED TICKETS.
C- Vol. Jones States Htn Views-He Would
es Rely on the Honor of the Candidates
to Conduct the Campaign
[The State, 19th.]
o- It was announced in The State
ot Sunday that Col. Wilie Jones, chair
n, man of the State Democratic execu
ar tive committee, had a number of
ie printed ballots which could be had
le upon application by candidates for
ir the United States senate and for
d State offices. Each candidate was
)s to have 10,000 tickets.
s This announcement seemed to stir
st up resentment among a number of
1, the candidates who were spending
i- Sunday in Charleston preparatory to
, the trip to Monck's Corner today.
The announcement as made in the
Charleston morning paper went on
to comment as follows:
& "There is nothing to prevent a
candidate from having tickets printed
with all the names on it, as provided
a by the' Democratic rules and draw
ing pencil marks through the names
s of all candidates for the office he
e seeks except his own (name) and
s then distributing these prepared
tickets among his friends and the
2 voters generally."
Perhaps it was this apparently "in
spired" paragraph which nettled
the candidates. At any rate they
wired Col. Jones their condemnation
of the proposed distribution of tick
ets. This dispatch, signed by nearly
a third of the candidates, all who
were in Charleston at the time, reads
"We demand to know what candi
dates for State offices have yet se
cured tickets from you or have ap
plied under your ruling for same.
We strongly condemn it, as against
the spirit of the the Democratic con
stitution." Signed by D. C. Hey.
ward, W. J. Talbert, M. F. Ansel,
James H. Tillman, Cole L. Blease,
J. C. Wilborn, W. Boyd Evans, J.
M. Patrick, W. F. Stevenson, J.
Thomas Austin, 0. B. Martin, WV. H.
Sharpe, G. L. Walker, N. W. Brook
-er, George Douglas Rouse."
Col. Jones wired the following re
"Hon. WV. J. Talbert and Others,
Charleston, S. C.: Will issue orders
immediately that no tickets go out
except to county chairmen. Think
very few have been delivered. I
thought all candidates would wish
them. Otherwise would not have
ruled that no one has a right to
scratch a ticket except the voter him
self. Cannot see printer to find out
what tickets have been delivered. In
primary election candidates have got
ten what tickets they wished.
"Wilie Jones, Chairman."~
CoL. JONES' POSITION.
When seen in regard to the mat
ter yesterday, Col. Jones said that
this had been the custom heretofore
and that he thought the candidates
should have the tickets if they wanted
them. He declared his confidence
in the candidates, and the inference
Sis that the candidates have not the
same confidence in their competitors.
Col. Jones said that he had stated
that he would issue the official pri
mary tickets to all of the candidates,
-because it had been the custom for
many years. "I have decided," he
. said, "that in my judgment no one
r has a right to mark tickets except
Sthe voter himself, or by the voter's
"I have the utmcst confidence in
Sall the candidates before the people
- for their suffrages, and I do not be
s lieve that any of the candidates be
s fore the people would do any wrong
. to further their own interests. I
would be willing to trust any of them
.with my life and my sacred honor.
"I regret that any one should feel
s or should even suspect that any of
i the candidates would do anything
Swrong in this particular. I do not
e beli've they would.
BUT FEW SENT OUT.
"A very few tickets have been is
ysued to candidates, but all of these
il meh retnrned as some of the can
ALL ODDS and E
Table to be Closed out at
on the dollar.
T O GET READY for ar
by making as much i
going to buy the biggest
ried, and must reduce m
who can appreciate Barg
fail to visit my store now.
Iwill Leave F
Dru Goods, M
EE PAN EYE on
KEEP O make it li
The Cheapest Stor
iidates object, and there will be no from going to ther
~ase for complaint. I have but one naanipulating thing
iesire and that is that this primary cial p -ary tickets
hal be,conducted fairly and impar. disappear except t.
ially and that every voter shall have already been scrate
e right to vote for whomsoever he pie, take the case v
pleases." and Bill Jones are
Mr. U. X. Gunter, Jr., who has for ernor. The rural
several years been secretary of the his precinct to ce
state executive committee, was in something has ha
Golumbia yesterday. He stated that serves that the narr
ithas heretofore been customary to his favorite, is sac
end tickets to candidates upon ap- lines that criss.cros
plication from those entitled to be no other tickets a:
voted for in the primary, has -ot to poll this
CANDIDATES INDIGNANT, miltae ainos
To the reporter for a local Char- honest expression c
leston paper some of thbe candidates people ? I do not
axpressed themselves as being very fraudulent metho<
2ndignant. The view they took of tgmpted, eut thi r
he matter might be of interest as ageiouch esthdt
they commented so forcibly and so easier for those wi
feelingly. lous enough to try
Speaker stevenson said: "A rul. Colonel Talbert
ing such as the one which Col. Jones He said: I signed
authorized cannot but encourage ctswt ufce
raud and handicap those who are regard this rather
strivg for honest results. WVhat is of Col. Wilie Jone
to pevet sme n iuou fellow violation of the rn
ENDS, REMNANTS and
3THS placed on Centre
: less than 50 per cent.
i enormous Fall business
-oom as possible. I am
Fall line I have ever car
y STOCK for it. People
ains will miss it if. they
or The Great
this space. I am going
vely for the Boys this fall.
e in the Carolinas.
ural precincts and Democratic primary. These tickets
s so that all off should be ditributed by the man
.wl yteiul agers of the election; it is the safest,
wil myteioulyfairest and most Democratic way.
ose which have You may say that we are very indig
ed. For exam- nant at this action on the part of
here Johin Smith Col. Jones anc' we are going to make
running for gov- it hot for somebody."
voter appears at ANOTER MATTEB.
st a ballot. Lo! The quibble between the candi
dates and the State chairman is a
ppened. He ob- matter of secondary importance.
ie of John Smith,; But there is another practice which
Lly disfigured by is creating some talk-and some
s. Stranger still, criticism. There is no regulation in
e available. He the rules of the primary to prevent a
.ike oloehscandidate from buying ten thousand
uckt o lse isor a hundred thousand) tickets
e how such a rule corresponding in every way to the
air play and an official ballots and having the unoffi
f the will of the cial tickets circulated broadcast with
say that any such 'the names of his opponents scratched
Is would be at. off. Indeed it is rumored that some
rile would encour candidates have already negotiated
or the simple and with the printers to run them off
it makes the way thousands of tickets after the offici
1 are unscrupni tickets have been printed.
such a trick." The rule is that all the names must
was indignant. be printed on a ticket for it to be
the telegram that considered as regular, and some of
Jones-that indi- the names are subsequently pencilled
t clearness how I off, that does not invalidate the ticket.
surprising ruling But as to the fairness of the prac.
s. It is a distinct tice, the candidates differ.
les grverning the