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fli?: M Min; WATCHMAN.
klLshesi April, 185?.
Consolidated Au*. 3, 1881.
'Be Just ami Fear not?Let all the ends Thou Ahnst at be th>- Country;, I hy <;od-. ami Truth'*.'
TBE TRUE SOLTUKON, milHWllnl June, 1
s-UMTER, S. (.'., WEDN KrtDAY, JUNE 10, 1912.
Vol. XXXIV. No. 33
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HMtopx I lie \\ til ii? ??'a \ .
The campaign f? r State oActi for?
mally opined in thi Cotfli HottM it
11 A. M. Tuesday, wall all the candi?
date* present. As | preliminary to
the meeting the randtdate* met in the
Jury room at 10 :b> and organized I -r
the samp . i^n ,n,t aKieed npi-n a pro?
gramme f'?r the meeting loda) end
arranged f?>r a division of tun? -
gween the several candidates. The
Pandtdatei f.?r Oovernor to IkVfi 4">
minutes e.o h. for Attorney General 18
minutes each Troasurer 10 mln Ue^
each. Uallroad 'ommtssloner 1 min
\it- n ? a< h other ii> opposed candidates
s minutes. Today the unoppoeed ran
ld.it.* mad- i -.pee,-he* it h?-ing
reed that they make this OOnCOS
on on account of the late hour it
hich the meeting opened. The unon
landnlites were merely an*
unced hy tili i hairman.
When the hour for the meeting to
?pen arrived the Court room \\ i<
pa. k-d to the doors md the eia.wd
wee ?tili a*se nbling. it was evident
that not h ? If of those w ho w ere anx?
ious to hear the candidates could gain
admission to the room, so it was de
uijonrn to the front portico
I ef.-re calling tho meeting to order.
The announcement *as made a?.d th*
. r--wd repiiMeit to the lawn in front of
the Court House and grouped them?
selves under the shade of the tivei
und uf other points of \ intage. tilling
the portii o |ej gg ghOomfortehlt de?
gree, packing the steps, filling the
sTthdiWl uf Iht OHI ti ?nd court room
and occupying every available place
within hearing. At a eonserv.iti\
eetimate the crowd numbered one
thousand, although gOfJM of the can?
didates thought that estimate too low
hy at least two hundred.
crowd was attentive and or
a whole, hue there wee* t?n
fifteen boys who were enthusiastic
B lease pirtlsms and were either un?
able to ruetrain their enthusiasm
When othei m iniates Were -peaking.
'or came to the meeting for the pur
nose of ititerupitug the opponents of
their Idol. The\ interrupted Mr. I?un
ean fre?pietitly and while Jttdgl
Jones w.is speaking they kept up u
running oommeni and punctuated his
speech with cheers for Hlease. Judge
Jonee stood |he innoyance well and
got back at the noise-makers with
telling effe. t I \ relating several |okOJ
tha application of which was very evi?
Both Judge fOfsM and (?o\. BleJMSj
were heartily applauded, but there
was no wild enthusiasm or long sus?
tained cheers that were once upon a
time the striking features of political
meetings In this State. In com?
parison with some of the meeting*
that have been held In Sumter. the
aflM ' di\ was a tame affair. The
chief characteristic of the meeting
wsa the e\ den' e ? r nestings of the
great majori?v of the crowd, the de?
sire to hear what the < indiditfji for
Governor I id to say. and to weigh
and consider the claims tin \ i I
\ ii ed In their own behalf for the
suffrage of tho people. The < rowd Wf
composed ??f Iiti/.en.s of Sumter. I.,
Clnfonjgjog nd a ?prink ling i?f Cal?
hnun ami < ?rangeiturg people. Fully
half the audience were not residents
of th?- cltv. -i.r. despitt) the fact that
the store* ???r" < losed from 11 to 1
o'clock, there was not a marked pre
domln.nie of town j.pie in the
crowd. If noise < ounted for anything
It - gSjM he .uistly clamb d that It was
a Hle.n" ? r< d . attj It was a ludlce
able fact th-.t comparatively few took
part In the < heering th ?t was Indulged
In. It was a listening 'rowd. not a
yelling mob. jnd It Is the silent Note
that count* In the primary.
As soon a* tho crowd had settled
d"W n after the ?hange i ?f hi Si.
County f'h; Irrnin J. II CllltOg sailed
the meeting t?? gpdai. . nnouneed thai
th?? ?row?l should preserve g???.?| or?
der and giv?? each and every speaker
a r?*spe?tful hearing
lf?. Introduced as the lirst speaker.
Ills Excellency. fl??v. fob' I.. Blease.
Ib?f ?r?? beginning his set speech (Jov,
Weas* st.it.?I that hi dOStred to re?
mind his hearers that It was rumored
up ind down the State two y?ars ago
that if he was ?.|" 'i?'ii Governor1, ihg
-. w?niId hi ruln.'?l that thi pub?
lic tttdjH would ?>. dsolreysd and
at os peril j vesttd depart. Ii pr????f al
the falspv of fliN ? barge hi WOllld
it. Um I ' f,,'f rastifday he
hsd. as Queer not slgMd aot? al ihs
gtste for a l???n -?f |40i. OOO at 1 per
cent lnt< ?*? et, m low, if not lower rate
? . ii ever before obtained by th?* state
? ?ii a loan* i xcept last year, also in his
administration, More money had been
Invested in South Carolina enterpriser
durini the paal Iwo years than ever
before In b like period of time, and
im year was the banner year In ihe
pet elpl of fees on corporation char?
tere by tb.- deeiH lary of State. These
: tadonot Indicate that the state has
been ruined b) a Pienes admlnlstra
Qov, Uleass then read his set speech,
w hi-1, wai bj follows:
Mr. Charlman, Lndlei and mtle
m ???. Kollow Citizens of Houth Car?
lit iibediflief to the laws of the
Democratic party Ol South Carolina.
] appear before you today nj a candi?
date for ro*cleotlon to the position of
< }o\ et nor.
Four years ago. when 1 announced
as i candidate for Ihs office of Gover?
nor, the newepaperi r.?is. .1 a great
haw] against me ami said many very
harsh things. Tin y criticised me
eery severely for opposing thS then
Chief Executive! using as their
argument thai it had always been
customary In this state to give a
Oovernof IWO term*: that it was a
precedent which the people had set
and fr??m Which, for many many
years, ihey had not deviated, and
that it was very wrong In me, very
un-democrat c, very impudent and In
every other manner md form against
principle! end pollclei that the Qov?
emor ihould I.pposed for his
second term. Great changes have
been wrought; those Mini newspa
pera iln ?? 1 have held the chief Ex
i itlvs office, hnvs done everything
within their power to hamper me n
my administration and to injure the
sr.it.- Government by striking me n
, the most mnllcloni manner; and. for
some monthl pa et, they have l?e.n
clamoring for mndldntca to oppose
me in my second race, II it was right,
four yean ggo, thai Ihs Governor
Should have bj Second term, and if it
was precedent then that no change
should mad.', why is it today
that thoee seine newspapers should
Ifleht me so bitterly upon the second
tern. bbss, and fight mo so bitterly I i
behalf of those who are opposing
toe for my see ?na Urin Does it not
show conclusively, to all fair minded
men, that it Is not a light of justice
or principle with them, but that it
is a tight of prejudice and spite
against me. because the newspapers
and the C ?rporations have not been
ai?i?.' to control me or dictate my
policies a? Governor?
1 am not asking for re-election be
canes It is i pre.lent to give a man
a Second term. This argument It
used only for the purpose of Showing
to yon the great change which has
been brought about and how they
Ol imofed for another man's second
term, on account of this precedent
and abused me for imposing him,
Now, In so short a time, they are
pre let ng another man and lighting his
? t gas agnlnsi me for my second
term. Is it principle that they are
fighting for, or is It to control and
dictate the policies of the Govern?
ment" The position is up to you.
fellow citizens, whether von shall
have a Governor, unhampered, work?
ing in the interest of the people of
the State, which Is in accordance with
the Democratic princ iples, and which
1 have followed; or, whether you are
to have 1 Governor who bj brought
out by the newspapers and backed by
the corporations and moneyed Inter?
est s?, and who will be dictated to l.y
them'.' T.ook at your recent State
Conventions your county Clubs, with
fixed*up slates, forced down your
throats without giving you the rlghi
to nominate from the floOfl of the
Clubs the list of delegates; those
delegations went t-> their various
County Conventions, and again i
lists was fixed and certain delegation*
were crammed down the throats of
the people without their having B
Voice or a right |o say who should
control ,.r who should represent
them. What w is the result? Who
absolutely dominated and controlled
v.cir Hta*e Convention??Lewli w
Parker, the head of Ihe big mill mer?
ger, win h I have been lighting for
the relief of the people and In save
til* ill from the hands of this OCtOpUS,
Sitting by his side was Iii*? leading
counsel ami ps <i attorney, II,
llaynsworth, Ueltoy Rprlngs, Bald In
be worth Ihres and a hnlf million
dollars, head of large corporations and
owner of large corporate interests,
There BrSfl John GSfy Kvans. Ihs
? hlef couneel and paid attorney of
th,. Western Union Telegraph Com
piny for this State, and Of other cor?
porations, rn< hard I. Manning,
president of a bans, end lange stock
ro'der in nther corporations, Joseph
W, Barnwsll, J. Edward McDonald
M. L, Uonhuiu, U, s. Whnlcy, .!. U
Glenn, F, 11. Woston, and r>th< v
lending attorneys for railroad cor?
porate 11i .iii.i other corporate inter
? Uta, ii. i?. < 'alhoun, a. i:. r tdgei
Ii. i'. Smith, .1. \v. Ragsdalc, bank
presidents and large owner* other
corporate Interests, Also, one W.
P, st tenson, paid attorney for cor?
poration! and railroads, attorney and
assist.nit in prosecuting Dispensary
< ascs. for which !)?? has received
handsome salaries, and other cor?
poration officers ?'iiai attorneys too
numerous to mention here; look at
y< ur own county delegatin and aee
how many corporation officers, *l i -
rectors, stockholders and attorneys
were In attendance aa delegates, and
answer if corporations controlled
that convention, Look at your dele?
gation t'? Baltimore; see how many of
them are officers, directors, stock?
holders and attorneys i?f large cor?
porations, Where ?Hol the farmers,
mill operatives, clerks, laboring men,
?the peal back-bone of this State.
?get repreeenatlon ? Then. who
controlled the conventions? Answer
The Corporations. Against who?
Answer: Cole L, Blease. Why?
Answer: Because they have not
been able and cannot control Blease
and dictate his policies as Governor.
The Officers im! the attorneys ,,f your
corporations absolutely dominated
and controlled your state Conven
\'?w. gentlemen, I ask you, as
tuen, do you want a corporation ring
rule, oi- do you want a man in the
Governor's office who cannoi be con?
trolled by corporations and who will
?tend by the interests of the people
of the State'.'
I '-,,|| your attention to these con?
ventions because it shows you that
they were dominated by certain men
and in the Interest of certain men;
and. Who are these corporations to?
day supporting for Governor, brought
out by the newspapers, and being
supported by the newspaper! and by
those corporation heads and those
corporation lawyers I submit to
you, as R Question of great impor?
tance, and gsk you to answer it in
your OOOl and deliberate moments, by
wboiTi is a man going to he con?
trolled?by the corporations ami
newspapers which put him in office,
or by th<' people, who those corpora?
tions ate fighting and endeavoring i0
control and to usurp the authority
which belongs to the people*. Then.
I ask von the question again.?will
you vote for a corporatton-newapa
per-rlng-rule-c tndldate, or w ill you
C iSi your l>allot for a man who is un?
der no obligation whatever to them.
hut is standiliS and lighting for the
interest of the people of the State,
and who has ho fought as Representa?
tive, as Senator and as Governor?
No man can truthfully say that he
was deceived, l was open and plain
in my campaign for this offlt o, and
stated from every rostrum of this
state what my platform of principles
wer.', and have not done one thing
which I said I would not do, and have
left undone not a thing which I said
i would do. and have lived up to that
platform of principles which was
laid down in that campaign; have
stood by those who stood by me;
and. as stated in my opening speech
at Sumter, my motto Is,?"Stick to
I the man w ho sticks to Blease?
whether it h,. in private lite, in pub
|lc lif" or elsewhere." That doctrine
has been lived tip to both in office
and out of office, and 1 propose to
ontinue to do go as long as there
is iif,? in my body, und have no
apologies to make to any man or
set of men, or any excuse to offer
jfor anything a'hlch has been done as
I Governor, and I im not coming to
vou tod.iv. with my hat in my hand,
offering excuses or making apologies
or begging you for your votes.
I wanted to !>?? Governor of South
Carolina, and wanted to he Gover?
nor badly, and have been and am
Governor, md in that hav< accom?
plished the highest ambition of my
life. n re-elected, win hove no
more honoi thin ilread> bestowed,
1.atise it C .is much of an honor t.?
he Governor of the state one term
aS .t I to he many terms There?
fore if not re-elected, I shall have
no tears to shed, for this flghl is
mole for tic people of my State,
tgalnsl corpoi itions ami newspapers,
if th.. i.pi,, s,.,. fli to prefer to he
ruled and controlled by those Inter
e l . IllStOad of h\ themselves, 1 can
asaure vou that they will be ihe suf
fera and not me; for, whatever may
ie a'rltten, whether it he with pen,
Indelible pencil, or marble or on
hl ISS, it must be recorded that I was
Sleeted Ii) Ihe people to the po?
sition of Governor of my State, ami no
mattet who writes it, how hitter he
in iv h., agalnsl me, or how friendly
he m iy he tow ard.' me, he cannot f.tll
t Ion.
f.. record that I was governor of my
?St., t..
In my Inaugural addres? to your
General Assembly In 1911, certain
policies were laid down, nd your
Genera] Assembly asked :<? take
them up and ? onslder them very car< -
in my annual message of 1912.
those same matters were tak< n op,
as well ai other matters; and, n?-w
b?'g leave to submit to you the most
Important matten which you should
give consideration to:
! First, and most of all,? Education
of vi-ur children; Taxes; Government
Printing; Extravagance of your hi^h
er Institutions of learning! the care?
less Issuing of requisitions and To?
wards, which has been followed by
previous administrations; the pur?
chase for your State Institutions;
The hunting clubs, which are in the
.hands of foreigners and deprives the
1 citizens of our State of their God
rg'ven right and privilege; tho nemo
lodges, which do so much harm in
[our country; Appointment of Special
: .T idgen to hold court, when regular
J dges are disengaged; White per?
sons teaching nemo children In
schools of the State; Railroad fare,
which) should be reduced to two cents
P'-r niile. ;is advocated by me In my
messages to your General Assembly;
The Cotton Mil] Merger; The Hosiery
Mill; Biennial sessions of the General
Assembly; Liberal support of the
tconfederate Veterans.
Your taxes are entirely to,, high,
which is caused by the extravagance
of your Legislature, in making large,
[excessive and useless appropriation--.
j Tour higher Institutions of learn
1 Ing are receiving too much money, to
'the detriment of the common schools.
These institutions should be run at
a less expenditure, in order that
' more money may De given to the com
mon schools. Every dollar uselessly
spent In youi higher institutions
could be spent, and should be. 'n im
I proving the rural schools of the
j Anyone who will take the pains '??
Investigate, will see that we are pay?
ing entirely too much for Govern?
ment i -'nting. and that thousands ol
dollars could be saved the State |f
this matter was thoroughly sifted,
as i have ph aded with your Legisla?
ture to do.
The present law of issuing requisi?
tions ami rewards is entirely wrong.
[Whenever a fugltlvs from justice Is
returned to this state, If his services
go to the conn y chain gang "f a
county, that county should pay the
expenses, and not the state at large.
If he g<os to the Penitentiary, the
State receives tho benefit of bis work,
and should pay i u of the expenses,
i If the heads of your institutions of
learning will get together and make
some rule by which they could make
all of their purchases of supplies by
advertising for competitive bids, the
articles could be purchased much
'cheaper ami maty thousands of dol
, lars saved to the State.
! Northerners are buying large quan?
tities of our land and establishing
hunting and fishing preserves and
prohibiting the use of them Ivy our
citizens, in violation Of the statute
I laws of our State, ami are depriving
?Mir citizens of their God-given right
to hunt and Ash, which should not
be allowed,
i The negro lodges are doing much
harm In our country. I have begged
your Legislature to pass an act pro?
hibiting them. Some say this can?
not be done, but it can be and very
easily, b\ simply stating that when?
ever any peace officer desires to enter
one of these lodges either of the
white or colored people, licit he
should be allowed to do so. The
white fraternal orders would nol be
Interfered with, because all of the
peace ofllcera ttre white men, and the
I negro lodges could be properly re
White people teaching negro
schools In our State are doing much
harm, and are putting Into the heads
of the young negroes the Idea of so?
cial equality, and creating an ambl-j
tioti among tin m which can only
be quelched al the end of a rope or
in the electric chair. I asked your
Legislature to pass an act prohibiting
this, but tiny paid no attention to
it and tin- evil continues to exist.
\ on should have i Hat rate ,.f tu o
cents pel mile on ill railroads for
passenger travel. This w.is advocat?
ed by in*' in my message to your
Legislature In 1911 and 1912, bul
nothing was done towards remedying
the situation. The railroads are get
llng richer and richer every day, and
it would be no hardship upon them
to tide people foi two cents per mile,
They are already riding the rich
man, who is able to purchase a thous?
and mile book, for two cents per
mile, no, why should 1 h< y not ?
ride the poor ?an, a ho has to take
in occasional trip at the same rate?
i favor biennial session* of the
Oeneral Assembly, and think tin last
session Is the highest proof oi its
I am in favoi of liberally support*
ing the old Confederate Veterans.
The free .-? >j? ? *? i system of the state
sh? uld be built up so as to allow
every white child in Bouth Carolina
to rec? ive i good ? ommon school
education, 1 am gltsolutely opposed
to compulsory education, and the
white peple's taxes '????ing used to
educate negroes.
ah of these matters were railed
to the attention of your General As?
sembly, and as the opportunity pre?
sents itself, at the various campaign
meetings, will be taken up and dis?
cussed. J ? an scarcely do more than
mention them here, because there
are entirely too many. However,
there will he published and placed in
the hand* of as many <>f the people as
possible, my veto messages; message
upon the cotton mill merger; message
upon the hosiery mill, within the
waiis <.f the Penitentiary; messages
relativ.' to your higher institutions
of learning, and other papers which
were presented, at various times, to
your General Assembly. We cannot
hope to place these in the hands "f
? very citlsen, but shall endeavor to
place them In the hands o| enough
j nten in each community that they
may be In a position to fully Inform
j those w ho are adding to know and
want the truth. My book of pardons
has already been broadcasted all over
, the state, and speaks tor Itself. It
would be absolutely Impossible for
j nie. in one speech, to take up all of
these various subjects and dlSCUSS
them; and. as you know, the r.ews
I papers will not publish my speeches.
! nor will they give me a fair report;
hi nee. my only opportunity is to dis?
cuss stich of these matters as i can
from time to time, and to have the
i others put in suc h form that those
Who Wish tO see them may ha\e the
opportunity to do so; and hoping that
when my friends receive them, after
reading themselves, they will pass
them ar??fid that others may hare
the opportunity.
Now. my fellow clttxens, i am ?
poor man; am not able to purchase
the Governor's office, and if i was.
would not do so; for, it 1 cannot be
elected Governor without having a
paid attorney to represent me as a
campaign manager, and without hir?
ing men to run around over the State
to work In my behalf, and to use
l tone) for the purpose of debauching
the voters of my State, I do not want
it and would not have it. 1 did n >t
do this to be ele< ted and shall not lo
it to be reeb < ted. i am desirous of
seeing what position certain ministers
of the Gospel, and certain other citi?
zens of our State, who denounce these
tilings, will take when they Und that
it is being done. Will they help to
keep it secret, and say anything to
beat Blease, or will they prove to be
the high moralists that they claim f'?r
themselves, and refuse to be parties
to the purchasing of votes, the paying
of hirelings and the use of whiskey anil
improper methods to control our pri?
mary ?
I 1 have no large corporations behind
! me, to contribute to any campaign
fund for me, and no corporation of?
fice-holders or rieb political friends to
contribute to u campaign fund, to
give me success, hoping that they may
receive their reward later. Therefor*'.
I whatever votes 1 receive and whatev?
er work |s done for me, must be
done by my friends, who are the
friends of good government, and who
are oposed to the buying of votes and
the control of this state s Government
by corporations and ring-rule, l-v.v
newspapers are friendly to me. I
am leu able to ^o around and pay
editors for their support, or to hire
in their papers certain spaces la
which my friends or mys< if are al?
lowed to write anything thai we
please, even editorial matter. and
have it printed: hence, I am in the
position that l can onlj k*< to the
people, tae, to face, and talk to them
as man to man and warn them of the
da Igers Which are ah. ad of them, and
do all in my power, In an honorable
way, in this campaign. If you find
nu n running around, talking special
interest, traveling from place to place,
for any man. ask him bow much .-al?
ary he Is receiving and who is paving
hi> expense, If yon hear of them of?
fering people so much money to work
for a candidate, find OUl who is fur?
nishing the money, i am making no
charges against any man. but men are
traveling from place to place In this
State who are not able to do it in?
dividually, and somebod) is paving the
money. It is als?? known that men
h iv? Ix en ottered eei tain amounts ef
money to g.it and w..i k in the in?
terest of certain candidates. These
statements are made In order to <.ail
your j11? 1111?m to what la going on*
No charges are made againtt any
8pe< lite candidate, for l have not the
proof that he la doing these thing3,
hut have the proof thai it |a being
d we. Gentlemen. the mater is In
your hands and whatever may be your
decision, will bo satisfactory to me. Do
that which you believe is for the best
Interest of'all the people of your
stat?-. for J do not bolleve that the
people of this State can be bought nor
coerced, and want t.? insist upon all
of my friends going to the ballot box
and ?asting their ballots, and after
they have voted, stay there, or ap?
point thr? ?- or four good nun. who Wfll
stay there. ;,nd see that the votes
are properly counted, i"r. it has been
boasted that. ' If w. cannot beat
Blease, we propose to see that he is
counted out." 1 appeal ?o all of you
who are against buyi* eg and who
are' against sendln* tings around
over the Stale in <adeavor to put
this governmer ^ he hands of the
ring-rule an' ^^poration interests,
to go to y "Shallot b ucee, and see
that the Jrest Of the people is
protect- al* 1 ask ls a *re<! baI"
lot a- ^ ialr count and will be re*
ele. tovernor of south Ca-oiina
0 vi of my opponents, by a clear
on. Majority. This is stated advisedly,
because I have traveled nearly all over
the State; have received letters from
good men from every section of the
State, and the only danger that has
yet been hinted at was the use of
money and fraud at the ballot boxes.
Sections IN and 365, Code of Laws
of South Carolina. 1*12, read as fol?
"Sec. 3."?;. At or before every poli?
tical primary election held by any pol?
itical party, organisation or associa?
tion, for the purpose of choosing can?
didates for office, ??r the election of
delegates to conventions, In this state,
t ....
1 any person wlu? shall, by threats or
any other form of intimidation, or by
the payment, delivery, or promise of
money, or Other article of value, pro*
[cure or offer, promise or endeavor to
r procure, anothei to \?<ie for or
?against any particular candidate In
such election, or who shall, for such
consideration, offer to so vote, shall
be guilty of a misdeameanor."
j "Sec. 3?>5. Any manager at any
primary election in this State who
shall be guilty of wilfully violating
any of the duties devolved upon such
position, shall be guilty of a mis?
demeanor, and upon conviction
thereof, shall be punished by a fine
not to exceed one hundred dollars, or
Imprisonment not to exceed six
months; and any M inager who shall
be guilty of fraud or coirupttota in
the management of such election,
shall he guilty ot a misdeameanor,
and upon conviction thereof, shall be
fined in a sum not to exceed five hun?
dred dollar-, or imprisonment for a
term not to exceed twelve months, or
both, in the discretion of the court."
j And. I call upon all of my friends
I to see that any person w ho attempts
Ito buy votes in this primary, or who
;intimidates voters by threats or other
j wise, he immediately prosecuted* and
j if you need any assistance in the
. prosecution of the case, i promise you,
i , .
I as Governor of this state, to furnish
jit. because 1 believe in a fair, square
[election, and propose, so far as in my
I power, to see that it is held tor all of
the offices of our State. You. my
FellOW Citizens. wat'h these two
thing's. We now have a majority! we
have the battle won. and ?11 that WO
have got to do is to see that we get
a fair and honest showing I cannot
do it all; ?an onl> do my part; it
is up to you to do yours. If the peo?
ple are d? feated and the corpora?
tions and new sp iers and the old ring
take charge of this government, the
people will he the sufferers, The fault
will not be mint?. Let the consequen?
ces he what th.-v may. the people of
my Slate Will be forced to say. CotO
I U Please did ! is part.
I thank you for your kind atten?
tion, and. if eleeted, will promise you
j tO stand h\ tie i . op|e and for the
people, for I sin one of the people.
Mr. John T. Ibincan, of Columbia,
the regular rand 'i It*, was the next
speaker. His speech was ihn some?
what stereotyped, in that it was large?
ly a it hash of the romaiks he has
been want to make at regular recur?
ring periods of two veirs He paid
his respects to W. A. Clark and Col*
Wille Seminole .Tones of Columbia, the
Gonsalee crowd the Columbia state
In particular ami all other newspapers
in general, whom be charged, taking
a leaf out of Gov. Rtease*s book, with
suppressing the n -ws and not giving
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