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ESTABLISHED 1865. NEWlBERRY, S. C., FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 1902. TWICE A WEEK. $1.50 A YEAP
AT SPEARIAN'S SPRING
THE COUNTY CAMPAIGN MEETING I!
Atsended' By About 400 Persons, Eepre.
senting 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 about
400 persoas, representing nearly
every section of the county. The
crowd came more on pleasure bent
than for the purpose of listening to
the speeches, and the candidates
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 -seenery 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
couldte selected for a pleasant day's
outing or an afternoon -hoa'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
-Ao was in change of the meeting.
The candidates for the office of
superintendent of education, Messrs.
'Werts, Wheeler and Wicker spoke
tmst stating their candidacy in a
rapp rmanner, and presenting their
Ada to the office.
The legislative candidates dis
mssed about the same questions as
- previous meetings, taxation for
ki!ding roads and child labor in the
mills receiving mostly their attention.
Thp barbecue dinner was orepared
by James Dunbar, and was the
centre of attraction. It was an ex
' l:e~nt dinner, and such a one as
only Mr. Dnbar can prepare.
-A number 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
Piomaria in one direction to Whit
ajr' in the other, and from the
Vainda to the Broad, each section
THE LaTEn AUGU8vA 8rRIKE
* 11 New Adamitted that While the Strike
Eit.d ir was Paid for Principally
by the Nail River Unions.
Fall River, Mass. August 19.
8eeretary Albert Hibbert, of the
United Textile Workers of America,
has issued a statement to the unions
showing the amount of money con
tuibuted by each for the support of
-the-King Mill .strikers at Augusta,
(Qa, He announces that the strike
lasted siteen weeks, and unions
-which paid less than fifteen assess
ments (save those exempt) would
hnd. the defieit charged to them,
while those who paid more than
*fMeen would be given a rebate. The
eedretary criticises the failure of
unions in the South to support the
*tikers in 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 more money
for the support of the Georgia strike
than the' entire South.
Volcanhie Eruption Destroys an Island.
Yokohoma, Japan, Aug. 18 -Thi
little island of Orishima was over
whelmed by a volcanic eruption be
tween August 13 and Bugust 15
and all the inhabitants, numberi[g
150 persons, were ndonbtedly kill
ed. The island is covered with vol
canie debris and all the housee on i
have disappeared. The eruption i
still proceeding and is accompanlet
submarine eruptions in the vicinit:
which make it dangerous for vessel
to approach the island.
The Orishima is one of a chain 0
islands extending between tbe Bonii
Islands and Heddo, the biggest is
land o f Japan.
THE STATE'S FLOATING DEBT
STATEMENT SHOWING THAT STATE
IS LIVING BEYOND INCOME.
Piling Up Indebtedness That Will Havf
.to Be Paid by Increased Taxes.
Columbia, August 18.-From time
to time attention has been directed
in t~ , 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 apportune:
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 there was no money
borrowed by the State Treasurer for
I898, 1899 and 1900, as Dr. Timmer
man said at Gaffney that he had not
had to borrow any. 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 15, Maryland 1j, Minne
sota 1 8-10, Michigan 1 9-10, Texas
2, North Carolina 2 1:10, New York
2 1-5, Arkansas 24, Missouri 2j,
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 3k, Oregon 3j, Colorado less
than 4, North Dakota 4 1-10, Illi
nois 4 1-5, Tennessee 4j, Utah 44,
Kansas 4j, 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 provis
ion of indirect sources of revenue tc
aid in supporting the State. The
Secretary of State's office in most oi
the States has been made a revenue
bearing office, and it should be made
so in South Carolina.
J. T. Gantt.
MUDEK AT A CagPIAIGiN MEETING~
It Took Place, However, Two Hndre<
Yards fromn Where the Candidates
were hpeaking in the Upper
Part of Greenville
[Special to News and Courier.]
Greenville, August 19.-At th<
fcounty campaign meeting held toda2
Iat Wilson's store, in the upper see
-tion of the county, Carey Styles sho
and killed Walter McCarrell, alsi
shot and seriously wounded his
younger brother, Emmitt Styles, and
Ernest McCarrell. Styles has been
arrested by Sheriff Gilreath and
placed in the county jail. The
shooting took place about two hun
dred yards from where the candi
dates were speaking. Eye-witnesses
say that Ernest McCarrell and styles
were engaged in a fight, when Carey
Styles appeared and began shooting,
his first bullet striking his own bro
ther in the leg. Styles then shot
Ernest McCarrell in the right arm,
and upon the appearance of Walter
McCarrell St) les fired at him, the
bullet taking effect under left nipple
producing instant death. The affair
caused considerable confusion and
excitement. Walter McCarrell leaves
a wife and a small child. He was
the son of one of the county's most
prominent farmers, W. H. McCarrell,
a member of the board of registra
tion. Styles is said to be a rough,
Some Figures of Much Interest to Politcal
The News and Courier Columbia
correspondent has compiled the vote
cast at the various primary elections
held in this State, which will prove
of interest at this time. The votes
were as follows:
Tillman - Sheppard primary,
Gubernatorial primary, 1894. 58,413
First senatorial primary, 1896,
Gubernatorial contest, 1896,
Whitman Ellerbe Harrison... 78,231
Earle-Evans senatorial contest,
1896, second primary. ....88,489
Senatorial contest, 1887, Mc
Laurin Evans Irby ........45,960
First primary for governor,
Watson-Tillman Archer, etc.79,774
Second primary for governor,
1898, Ellerbe Featherstone. 70,994
First primary for . governor,
1900, McSweeney- Hoyt Pat
terson Gary-Whitman. 92,430
Second primary for governor,
1898, Hoyt-McSweeney .. . 88,775
EVERY PRECINCT WENT DRY.
No Whisky Will be Sold in Newton County.
Oxford, Ga., Aug. 19.-In the
election for or against the sale of
whiskey Newton connty went dry by
a majority of 804 votes.
The county has been dry for sev
eral years and this election was forced
by the antis, who hoped to carry the
county. The result of the election
shows the people of Newton to be
absolutely opposed to whiskey. This
county is strongly local option. It
went for Terrell by a good majority
n the recent primary. The citizens
favor prohibition by local option.
Every precinct in the county
went dry. Covingtor., the center of'
strength for the antis, went dry by
over 100 votes. The election was
very quiet, but considerable interest
The election was unusually inter
esting because of the location of
Emory college in this county.
The prohibitionists claim that the
county will remain dry for at least
W. A. HEMPHILL DEAD.
e Was the Founder of the Atlanta Con
Atlanta, Ga., Aug, 18.-Col. Wil
liam A. Hemphill, founder and for
many years business manager of the
Atlanta Constitution, died last night
at his residence on Peachtree street.
Colonel Hemphill had been in
somewhat feeble health for a num
ber of months, but his oondition was
not regarded as serious, and his
-death was a great shock to the en
The cause of death was appop
lexy. He was down town Saturday
evening attending to some matters
of business, and even drove to church
yesterday morning, but becoming
suddenly ill, decided to return home
A wise wife doesn't attempt to
tmanage her husband; she simply
feds him and trusts to luck.
IT CREATED A STIR
THEY DENOUNCE PROPOSED DIVISION
OF PRINTED TICKETS.
Col. Jones states Hi Views-He Would
Rely on the Honor of the Candidates
to Conduct the Campaign
[The State, 19th.]
It was announced in The State
Sunday that Col. Wilie Jones, chair
man of the State Democratic execu
tive committee, had a number of
printed ballots which could be had
upon application by candidates for
the United States senate and for
State offices. Each candidate was
to have 10,000 tickets.
This announcement seemed to stir
up resentment among a number of
the candidates who were spending
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
by the' Democratic rules and draw
ing pencil marks through the names
of all candidates for the office he
seeks except his own (name) and
then distributing these prepared
tickets among his friends and the
Perhaps it was this apparently "in
spired" paragraph which nettled
the candidates. At any rate they
wired Col. Jones theih 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 tini?, reads
"We demand to know what candi
dates for State of -es 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. Talbe~rt, M. Fi. Ansel,
James H. Tillman, Cole L. Blease,
J. C. Wilborn, W. Boyd Evais, J.
M. Patrick, W. F. Stevenson, J.
Thomas Austin, 0. B. Martin, W. 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. Jonaes sai.d 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
is 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 fox
many years. "I have decided," he
said, "that in my judgment no one
has a right to mark tickets excep1
the voter himself, or by the voter's
"I have the utmost confidence ir
all the candidates before the peopls
for their suffrages, and 1 dO not be.
lieve that any of the candidates be
fore the people wonld do any wrong
to further their own interests. J
would be willing to trust any of then
with my life and my sacred honor.
"I regret that any one should fee
or should even suspect that any o
the candidates would do anythaing
wrong in this particular. I do no
beli've they would.
BUT FF.W SENT OUT
"A very few tickets have been is
sued to candidates, but all of thes
mml be retuned as somne of the can
ALL ODDS and
Table to be Closed out a
on the dollar.
T O GET READY for a
by making as much
going to buy the biggest
ried, and must reduce n
who can appreciate Bar;
fail to visit my store now
will Leave I
Tt~'""O AN EY E 01
fXL~LE1 t o make it I
The Cheapest Stc
didates object, and there will be no from going to the
cause for complaint. I have but one mianipulating thi
desire and that is that this primary cial primary tick<
shall be,conducted fairly and impar.. disappear except
tially and that every voter shall have already been scre
the right to vote for whomsoever he ple, take the cas(
pleases." and Bill Jones ai
Mr. U. X. Gunter, Jr., who has for ernor. The rura
several years been secretary of the his precinct to
State executive committee, was in something has:
Columbia yesterday. He stated that serves that the n
it has heretofore been customary to his favorite, is
send tickets to candidates upon ap. lines that criss.ci
plication from those entitled to be no other tickets
voted for in the primary, has got to poll ti
vote. Can't you
CANDIDATES INDIGNANT, militates againsl
To the reporter for a local Char- honest expressioi
leston paper some of the candidates people? I do n<
expressed themselves as being very fraudulenbt ti
indignant. The view they took of aetd such mthod
th mttrmight beof itrsasobvious reason t]
they commented so forcibly and so easier for those
feelingly. lous enough to t
Speaker stevenson said: "A rul. Colonel Talb
og such as the one which Col. Jones He said: I sign
authorized cannot but ecuaecates with suffici
-fraud and handicap those wvho are regard this rathe
striving for honest results. What is of Col. Wilie Jc
-to prevent some unscrupullous fellow violation of the
ENDS, REMNANTS and
GTHS placed on Centre
t less than 50 per cent.
n enormous Fall business
room as possible. I am
Fall line I have ever car
iy STOCK for it. People
gains will miss it if. they
For The Great
ai this space. I am going
ively for the Boys this fall.
re in the Carolinas.
rural precincts and Democratic primary. These tickets
ogs so that all offi should be distributed by the man
~tswil msteioulyagers of the election; it is the safest,
ts il myteioulyfairest and most Democratic way.
those which have You may say tbat we are very indig
~tched. For exam- nant at this action on the part of
where Johin Smith Col. Jones and we are going to make
e running for gov- it hot for somebody."
I voter appears at ANIoTHER MATTER.
cast a ballot. Lo! The quibble between the candi
dates and the State chairman is a
appened. B.e ob- matter of secondary importance.
ame of John Smith, But there is another practice which
~adly disfigured by is creating some talk-and some
oss. Stranger still, criticism. There is no regulation in
are available. He the rules of the primary to prevent a
.i .ike orls icandidate from buying ten thousand
is ckt o lse is(or a hundred thousand) tickets
see how such a rule corresponding in every way to the
. fair play and an official ballots and having the unoffi
1 of the will of the cial tickets circulated broadcast with
t say that any such 'the names of his opponents scratched
iods would "be at. off. Indeed it is rumored that some
rule would encour candidates have already negotiated
s for the simple and with the printers to run them off
at it makes the waylI thousands of tickets after the official
who are unscrupnu tickets have been printed.
y such a trick." -The rule is that all the names must
ert was indignant, be printed on a ticket for it to be
Bd the telegram that considered as regular, and some of
I. Jones-that indi- thbe names are subsequently pencilled
et clearness how I Ioff, that does not invalidate the ticket.
r surprising ruling But as to the fairness of the prac
nes. It is a distinct tice, the candidates differ.
rls gnoverning the