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WILSON DECLARES "KEYNOTE."
In Striking Manner Formally Accept?
Seagirt, N. J., Aug. 7.-Governor
Woodrow Wilson, of New Jersey, was
officially informed to-day that he had
been chosen by the Baltimore conven
tion as the nominee for the Presi
dency on tho Democratic ticket.
Briefly and simply the Governor
was notified of his nomination by
Senator-elect Ollie James, of Ken
tucky, who emphasised, as he said,
that the Governor ?.ad obtained the
honor untrammeled by obligations
and unembarrassed by affiliations of
any kind. Though the Governor
spoke in acceptance, theoretically to
the fifty-two members of tho commit
tee, representing every State and
Territory in the Union, the speech,
sounding the depths of his political
philosophy, was heard hy a great
Prominent Democrats, Governors
of many Statos, their families, mem
bers of tho Women's National Demo
cratic League and a multitude of sea
shore folks carno from up and down
the Jersey coast to attend the exer
From the broad veranda of the
White House, where the Governors of
New Jersey are wont to spend the
summers, tho nominee delivered his
Governor Wilson Read Speech.
The Governor read from his manu
script. The platform, he said, was
not a program, but a practical docu
ment intended to show "that we
know what the nation is thinking
about, and what it ls most concerned
about." The people, he added, were
about to be asked liol particularly to
adopt a platform, Ixlt to entrust the
Democratic party with "office and
power and the 'guidance of their af
fairs," and their desire now was to
know "what translation of action
and policy he intends to give to the
general terms of tho platform, should
he bo elected.
Tho task ahead, the Governor ex
plained, was to set np tho rule of
justice and of right in such matters
ns the tariff, the regulation of the
trusts and the prevention of monop
oly, the adaptation of the banking
and currency laws to meet prese t
day conditions, the treatment of
those who labor In factories and
mines and throughout all the great
industrial and commercial undertak
ings and tho political life of the peo
ple of the Philippines, for whom we
hold governn icut.?if powei liv trust; f<Vr
i*.heir service, not our o v.* vt "
Of ;' o thrin', tin- n<unin'efe declaii
x....... ahoulti bu au immediate
revision, and lt should be downward,
unhesitatingly and steadily down
ward." This revision, be explained,
should begin with schedules "which
have been most obviously used to kill
competition ami extended to every
Item in every schedule that affords
any monopoly," and tho system of
taxation so adjusted that they will
fall where they will create the least
burdens. "The means and methods
by which trusts have established mo
nopolies." said tho candidate, "now
have become known, lt will be nec
essary to supplement the present law
with such laws, both civil and crimi
nal, as will effectually punish and
prevent those methods."
Un entangled Government Wanted.
In closing, the Governor declared
(hat a Presidential campaign might
"easily degenerate into a mere per
sonal contest and so lose its real dig
nity and significance.
"There Is no indispensable man,"
remarked the Governor. "The gov
ernment will not collapse and go to
pieces if any one of the gentlemen
who are seeking to be entrusted with
its guidance should he left at home.
"We represent the desire to set up
an unentangled government," he con
cluded, "a government that cannot
he used for private purposes, either
in tile Held of business or in the Held
of politics - -a government that w ill
not tolerate the use of the organisa
tion of a great party to servo the
personal aims and ambitions of any
individual, and that will not permit
legislation to be employed to further
tiny private interest."
Sonni Striking Sentences.
Following are some ol' the more
striking sentences culled from Un
sliced! of acceptance delivered by
"We must speak not to catch votes,
but to satisfy the tllOUghl and con
science ol' a people deeply stirred hy
the convention that they have come
to a critical turning point in their
moral and political dovolopmcnt.
"lt requires self-restraint not to
attempt too much, and yet il would
be cowardly to attempt loo little.
"There are two great things to do:
Ono ls to set up the rule of justice
and Of right in such matters as thc
tariff. The other is the task of pro
tecting our resources. In this we
face questions both of conservation
"Tho tariff question as dealt with
in our times has not been business.
lt has been politics.
"The working people of America
are. of CO ur so, the backbone of the
SENATOR TILLMAN H PK A KS.
Judge .lone? Would Muke Good Gov?
Some fe *v days ago Jae. L. Sims,
editor of the Orangeburg Times and
Democrat, In writing to Sent??or B.
R. Tillman on general matte
the political campaign now gc
Inclosed the letter published
and requested the Senator
his views on tho question
therein. In his answer Selia
man says "No senslblo man in th?
State believes that Judge Jot
favor of social equality," ano that
"be would make a good Governor,
for he ls eminently qualified." The
Senator says Governor Blensc
shrewdly "muddled the water."
Senator Tillman's Lctfer.
Here ls Senator Tillman's answer
to Mr. Sims:
United States Senate, Washington,
D. C., Aug. 3, 1912. -Hon. James L.
Sims, Orangeburg, S. C.-Dear Mr.
Sims: I have your letter of July
2?) for which please accept my
thanks. I have been surprised that
Judge Jones has allowed Governor
Blease to put him on the defensive
and made him explain somethlpg
that needed no explanation; for no
sensible man in the State believes
that Judge Jones ls In favor of social
equality, and Governor iliense has
laughed in his sleeve to see how
shrewdly he has muddied the water.
In other words, he has played poli
tics more adroitly than the judge.
In reply to your question: "As you
were thc head of the reform move
ment and was Governor when Judge
Jones voted against the separate car
act, we would like for you to say
whether you consider Judge Jones
an advocate of social equality be
cause he voted against the law-and
whether in your judgment he would
make ,* good Governor of the State?"
1 answer: I do not consider thal
Judge Jones was an advocate of so
cial equality because ho voted
against that law, and I believe he
would make a good Governor, for he
ls eminently qualified. I say this
more willingly because it cannot be
construed as may taking sides as
between tho men. I announced last
fall that I would not do this, and
tims far 1 have seen no reason why
I should change my attitude. If the
newspapers keep on publishing such
stuff as Grace's attacks on the Gover
nor and the dictagraph ''slush" they
will certainly make Blosse Governor
il (rn I n V
i''ov any Iwblnc <? of tito ?.iii), jot
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Ointment. 50c. nt all drug
100 Die hy Explosion.
Bochum, Germany, Aug. 0.-lt ls
feared that more than 100 men have
lost their lives in the Torrelne mine,
which was partly wrecked by a llre
dainp explosion (his morning. Six
hundred and fifty workmen's lives
were imperiled hy the blast, but the
In the gallery, where the worst
force of the explosion was felt, it
seems that there were from fifty to
one hundred miners. Rescue parties
have been unable to penetrate a pas
sage to the prisoners, und hope that
they have survived the gases and
Hames hangs hy a thread.
Forty corpses from outlying chan
nels were brought to the surface,
along with survivors. Many of
these are mortally hurt.
nation. No law that safeguards life,
that makes their hours of labor ra
tional and tolerable can properly be
regarded as class legislation.
"We are not the owners of the
Philippine Islands; we hold them in
trust for the people who live In them.
"We have been a spendthrift na
tion and must now husband what
we have left. We must develop, as
well as preserve, our water powers
and must add great waterways to the
transportation of the nation.
"Wo must revive our merchant
marine and till the seas again wit li
Din* own fleets.
"We must add to our present post
office a parcels post as complete as
thal of any other nation.
"We are not building the Panama
Canal merely to establish a water
connection between thc two coasts of
tho continent, lt ls meant lo bc a
gronl international highway. We
must build and buy ships lo send
through it in competition with tho
world. We can do it it' we will but
?lvo ourselves leave.
"There is another duly when the
Democratic party has shown Itself
great enough and close enough to
tho people to perceive the duty of
the government to share in promot
ing agricultural. industrial. voca
tional education in every way possi
ble with its constitutional powers.
' I heed with deep thankfulness
the message you bring mo from tho
country. I thank God and take cour
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lt in right yhat the peo p. <>f : it h j
Carolina should know the ?nots about]
*uo candidates In the race tor Gover-j
. r before the 27th o' August lu
ise no one can vote ?rgpeHy unless
can vote Intelligently, and lo
. :elllgently one must kn?w ?he
ds of the candidates. This article
written with the purpose (?t )> tiing
ie people know moro abeu' tra B,
Few people know that Judge Jone?
ls a man of the people, lit ?ti , nd
of tho fact that In Newberry cbuiit)
he was born, and that the>> ari ll
people living who remember Hi his
father was a respected carpen t.- and
that his mother assisted bl? f: ;.
in the support of the family b?
lng for tho neighbors.
As Student und Young Lav .< -
Almost from childhood fri
Jones looked at life seriously,
schoolmates remember tba) eft?
the afternoon when the <<t
play he would go In earl- to
for his classes the next da;
testify to the fact that he gave
promise of becoming an upright
est and useful citizen.
By careful study, and ikini
vantage of such meagre op,' i ttl
as were offered, he obtal tl ;
education. Schools were ot
what they are now. and th
ably the reason why Judge om .
membering his own dllllct los md
wishing to smooth the roa< "or u
poor' boys, declared that, : s <.
nor, "The improvement and
opinent ol' the common sch' ola tall j
have my keen interest and ht i
lt would be easy to tell, md
might be interesting to h- ar,
young Jones, having gotte i Un lu
cation, moved to Lancast.
and began the practice of law Ubi
clients came slowly at flrsj il I low
later, having inspired the con lld I
of his home people, he acquit
large and paying practice. Win
are chletly interested tn, howc\v< ls
lils political career.
In 1890 Ira B. Jones wt , d
to the Legislature from Lane
county, and lt ls evident that hi
widely known and that his
had been recognized, for 1 . al
oticp mo/'o chnlrtiT.'fi the V.
\?-- . committee " ' was kiter
'.K.. nu .-.piMiUer. Th?fce ;? -?re i ti;- I ja 'A
olina and party spirit ran high. Sen
ator Tillman, then Governor, was in
stituting many needed reforms, and
Judge Jones, as Speaker of the
House, did efficient service. Be it
said to his credit, however, that, al
though the whole State was aroused
by political animosities, Judge Jones
so conducted himself as to receive
the hearty applause of friends, and
at the same time, by his fairness, he
won tlie respect and confidence of
those who had been his political op
lt came, therefore, as a natural
reward for service that. In 18tt?; he
was elected Associate Justice oi tne
highest Court in the State, lt may
be mentioned in passing that his
present opponent in the race for Gov
ernor seconded his nomination and
voted for him for Associate Justice.
Having served twelve years as As
socla'e Justice, in 1009, upon the re
tirement of Justice Pope, Judge
Jones was elevated to the position of
Chief Justice, which is the highest
judicial position in the gift of the
It may truthfully be said that no
judge in South Carolina in many
years luis enjoyed a greater reputa
tion, both for ability and honesty,
than Ira B. Jones. The same Indus
try and conscientious performance of
duty which was noticeable in him as
a young man have characterized his
work as a judge.
Ile has been the recipient of many
honors from Iiis fellow-men, and the
emoluments of office, but the satis
faction of a hard day's work well
done has ever been his best reward.
Among the charges hurled at Judge
Jones by his pol ii teal opponents Is
that he has leaned toward corpora
tions. Sn dice it to say that, as attor
ney he never represented a corpora
tion ami as judge lie repeatedly up
held large verdicts against corpora
tions, in tile case ol' Rhodes against
tlie Granby Cotton Mills of Columbia
lie upheld a verdict ol' $S,000 in fa
vor of Rhodes on tlie ground that
there was evidence that he had been
unjustly discharged and blacklisted
hy the cotton mills. Tho verdicts
which he sustained against the rail
roads would run up Into hundreds of
thousands of dollars, there being one
verdict against tlie Southern Railway
Company for $25,000 and many
Others tor large amounts. He has
never leaned toward or against cor
porations, hut his decisions and rul
ings have been what, those of every
judge should be--just and fair to all.
As citizen, lawyer, legislator, judge
and Chief Justice, Ira B. Jones has
"made good." He has lived an up-1
right, moral life; Is a conscientious
member of the Associate Reformed I
Presbyterian church: is temp?rate In i
his habits, and has measured up to :
all the requirements of a true and
useful man. It should bo remember- |
ed that this men who is before the :
people In tho race for Governor
has never In his life been charged
with anything unbecoming the high-,
est and best citizen until his oppo
nent brought charges against him.
The absurdity of these charges Is
best shown by the fact that Cole L. ',
Please voted for Judge Jones for the
United States Senate In 1909 with,
stich men as Frank H. (?arv. LeGrand j
Walker, J. L. Coker and others of
equally high reputations. To try
to make South Carolinians believe j
that this man who has been their i
highest judge believes in social equal
ity between the races is evidently
such an apparent trick to catch votes
as to need no exposure.
' Ira B. Jones ls not a political ex
periment, and as a Governor, he may .
be counted on to give the people the 1
same honest, faithful and Intelligent
service which has always character
ized his work in their behalf.
Ten Things to Do in August.
1. Keep up the cultivation OL' late
crops and of the garden; chances are
tlStyt all'" Ih'tr moist .. i e' ie "The" oil
Will bc needed i j
2. Make hay?--cul the pea vines ns
fast ne the pods begin to turn anil i
Lake cart o: jy?rylhlug iii..., vvlll
make good feed.
3. Refrain from pulling fodder,
and arrange to save the corn crop in
a more economical manner.
4. Begin preparations for the fall
seeding; work all land to go Into
wheat or oats into tine tilth just as
soon ?.s present crops come off.
5. In the cooler parts of our ter
ritory sow crimson clover; In all sec
tions get seed of clover, rye, the
vetches, etc., and he ready to sow
them for winter cover.
f.. Plant an alfalfa patch the last
of the month; also rape and turnips
for the late fall and early winter pas
7. If the pastures turn dry. give
the cows some extra green stuff; keep
the hogs growing, adding a little
grain to the pasture, If early fatten
ing ls desired.
8. Clean up inside and out-keep
the flies out; drain the mosquito
breeding places; whitewash and dis
infect the poultry houses and pig
0. Get the briers, hushes, etc.,
out of the fields; cut the weeds be
fore they seed.
10. Begin now to prepare for the
permanent Improvements needed on
the place-new fences, tile drainage,
the doing away with ditches and
hanks, repairs to buildings and
Dr. C. H. Filsworth, dentist, 1 (>
Baldwin street, Rochester, N. Y.,
says Foley Kidney Pills gave him
immediate relief and strengthened
him wonderfully. "I have been both
ered with weak kidneys and bladder
trouble and suffered much pain. Fo
ley Kidney Pills gave mo Immediate
relief and strengthened me wonder
fully. I am pleased to recommend
their use." J. W. Bell.
Bull Overturns Automobile.
Elkhart, Ind., Aug. X.-- Fivo per
sons narrowly escaped death or seri
ous injury here Sunday afternoon
when a bull, maddened by the sight
ol' a big red automobile, charged the
car, overturning it into a ditch at
I Only the fact that the animal's
(Rad became fastened In the wreck
age, lt ls believed, prevented tho oc
cupants of the car from being gored.
The passengers In tho car were C.
E, Prye and four members of his
family, who live in Middletown,
Ohio. All escaped with a few
scratches and bruises.
The animal was so badly Injured
that it had to be shot.
Feel languid, weak, run-down?
Headache? Stomach "off"? A good
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Ask your druggist, Price $1.
THE CLEMSON SCHOJbAHSHlPS.
Home Interesting Facts tiivon Out by
In commenting on the scholarship
situation, the State Superintendent of
I Education, J. E. Swearingen, has
I given out the following interesting
figures concerning the Clemson ex
amination on July 12th:
Total number of applicants, 285.
Applicants for scholarships, 23?.
Applicants for entrance, 54.
Scholarship applicants passed ex
Scholarship applicants failed ex
amination, i r> s . ?
Scholarships awarded to country
Scholarships awarded to town
Twelve applicants had completed
the llth grade In school.
Sixty-three applicants had com
pleted the tenth grade Itt school.
Ninety-nine applicants had com
pleted the ninth grade in school.
I Fifty-eight implicants had com
! pleted the eighth grade In school.
I Thirteen applicants had completed
the seventh grade In school.
Forty applicant-, had attended
schools that were not graded, etc.
These figures do not include the
President Higgs, of Clemson, has
submitted the following report on I
Abbeville County-A. B. Carwile,
Abbeville, lt. F. D. No. 5; lt. J.j
Cheatham, Abbeville, lt. F. D. No. 1;
F. C. Anderson, Antreville.
Anderson County-J. C. Hamlin,
Anderson; C. S. Major, Anderson R,
F. I). No. Gt L. D. Can noan, Hohea
Path lt. F. 1). No'. I; lt. M. ONoal,
Pendleton lt. F. 1). No. 1 ; D, M.
Simpson, Monea Path.
Oconee County-VV. E. McMnhan,
Seneca R. F. D. No. 1; J. W. Strib
Pickens County-D. O'Dell, Liber
ty lt. F. D. No. 3.
Laurens County-Fred Armstrong,
Owings; E. C. Young, Clinton, lt. F. :
D. No. 2.
Greenville County-Marlon Green. <
Greenwood County-F. W. Chat- i
ham, Ninety-Six P. F. D. No. 2.
The Southern Railway scholarship .
was awarded to Geo. IO. Prince of <
After making recommendations ac- :
cording to the ?aw for awarding of i
tho regular four-year scholarships,
'I nv tv remained sovoal vr>canclc? to
hr. lilied with pncryear scholarships I
at. large. t voiitv~>l> ap) MCKUts ..,re !
rc-'i nun* odvd io dil thea-: S'^cahclea,
Ono?A ear Scholarships nt jbuygO.
S. F. Thornton, Mountvllle.
P. M. Washington, Ware Shoals.
J. C. Richter, Greenwood.
F. M. Haddon, Hodges.
W. IL Camp, Gaffney.
H. E. So well, Lancaster.
R. L. Davis. Richland.
F. H. Wardlaw, Abbeville.
A. S. McCord, Hodges.
Beecher Jackson, Sumter.
Frank Poole, Gray Court.
Wm. A. Shearer, Anderson.
L. P. Thompson, Anderson.
To fill remaining vacancies, under
tho law, the following students in
Clemson College, and who hold one
year scholarships during the session
of 1911-12, aro recommended:
W. H. Finch, Fort Lawn.
T. C. Haddon, Hodges.
G. L. Harris, Westminster.
R. B. Johnson, Chester.
F. M. Mellett, Mullins.
A. R. McGowan, Cameron.
J. McDermott, Florence.
W. W. Herbert, Newberry.
J. R. Logan, York ville.
D. E. Harnett, Laurens.
C. K. Wright, Belton.
J. M. Hutchings, Pickens.
H. W. Muldrow, Darlington.
J. Carson, of Anderson, got tho
one-year agricultural scholarship for
tho Third Congressional District.
Other agricultural scholarships In
this and nearby counties are as fol
Anderson- Walter Aiken.
Greenville-E. A. Foster.
Greenwood-,1. A. Calhoun.
Oconee-C. F. Cantrell.
Pickens - -IC. 10. Davis.
Baby's "Fixings" Cost $10,000.
New York, Aug. 8-When the post
humous heir ol' .lohn Jacob Astor,
one of the Titanic disaster heroes,
reaches this sphere of activity, prob
ably late (lils week, it will find pre
parations made tor its coining thal
have been paralleled lew times. The
nursery furniture is ol' simple design,
but cost $10,000.
The baby's first resting place ls a
simple wicker basket, but lined with
tho finest, softest lamb:;' wool and
down which could bo purchased. A
bed ol' English oak is for the nurse,
who must remain constantly on duty.
Only blue and white colors are allow
ed in die room, which is decorated
with costly French draperies and
"I suffered habitually from consti
pai ion. Dean's Rogulets relieved and
strengthened Hie bowels so that they
have been regular ever since." E,
Davis, grocer, Sulphur Springs, Tex.
EXPLOSION DESTROY VAL ICE.
400 Persons Die-Har lon President
Port au Prince, Haiti, u 8.
Gen. Cincinnatus Leconte, PtvBiden$
of the Republic of Haiti, pei - od to
day in a fire which destroyed the na
tional palace. It waB caused by an
explosion of the powder magazine at
tached to the palace.
Investigations showed that the cas
ualty list in dead and wounded
amounts to four hundred persons.
The explosion occurred at 3.15
this morning, and the shock shatter
ed the palace. Fire followed, and
the palace, a wooden structure, was
consumed within half an hour. Dur
ing the fire there were a great num
ber of explosions of munitions of war
In the cellar below the pa?uv;e.
All the nearby houses were great
ly damaged hy Hie explosion, but as
the palace Itself was isolated the fire
men succeeded in their efforts to lo
calize the fire.
The members of the family of the
President, all of whom were in the
palace ot the time, were saved, but
President Leconte himself perished
in tho llames.
Consternation reigns among the
population, but the military authori
ties are maintaining order in town.
Hoth the Chamber and tho Senate
have been called together in national
assembly, and probably will nominate
a successor to President Leconte to
day. Gen. Tanerede Auguste, Sena
tor, formerly Minister of Public
Works, and Senator Luxemberg Cau
vln, formerly Minister of the Interior,
The cause of the explosion of the
powder magazine has not been as
Sketch of Dead President.
Cincinnatus Leconte was elected
unanimously by Congress President
of Haiti on August l-l last year.
At first he gained prominence in
Ha?tien affairs In 11)08, when, as
Minister of the Interior in the cabi
net of President Nord Alexis, he was
t-redited with ordering the summary
shooting of ten prominent revolu
tionaries at Port au Prince.
Shortly after the regime of Nord
Alexis was brought to an end, Le
conte went into exile in Jamaica.
While there he Intrigued against the
new President (Simon) and la Jan
uary, 1911, started a revolution
against him, which was, however,
hort-Hved -Th? .Ir^trg^n^f-'?'er^-de- -
teated and Leconte UH ,? refuge tn
t?.<\ Gorman consulate nt Cipo liai"
lien, lurer bei'!-. ..eut from coe le
land Hider Ger mun protection. Le
conte returned to Haiti In May last
year and suecedeed in overthrowing
President Simon. He was a mulat
to, between 40 and 50 years of age,
and belonged to the legal profession.
Implosion an Accident.
Washington, Aug. S.-The Ha?tien
minister to Washington, Solon Men
nos, to-day received from his gov
ernment word that, the explosion re
miting in Leconte's death and burn
ing of the palace was accidental and
caused by a fire in the powder mag
Hobt. W. Ilerter, Lawrenceville,
Mo., who had been bothered with
kidney trouble for two years, says:
'I tried three different kinds of kld
ley pills, hut with no relief. My
?elghbor told me to use Foley Kid
ley Pills. I took three bottles of
them, and got a permanent cure. 1
recommend them to everybody."
J. W. Bell.
Sensation in Darrow Case.
LOB Angeles, Cal., Aug. 8.-Alleg
ed connection between the men who
blew up the Times building and Job
(larriman, Socialist leader and labor
attorney, overshadowed the main Is
mo involved when tho bribery trial
)f Clarence Darrow was resumed to
Judge Hutton is expected lo rule
an tho admlssability of testimony by
Edward Cantrell, the Socialist, which
:he prosecution declared would serve
Lhe double purpose of impeaching
I larriman and showing him to havo
had guilty knowledge of the perpe
trators of the explosion.
Cantrell and (larriman severed
friendship some months ago.
.Unto of Chlo, City of Toledo,
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that
lie Is senior partner of the firm of l<\
L Cheney & Co., doing business in
tho city of Toledo, county and State
aforesaid, and that said finn will
?ny the sum of One Hundred Dollars
for each and every case of Catarrh
that cannot he cured by the use of
Hall's Catarrh Cure.
Frank J. Cheney.
Sworn to before me and subscrib
ed In my presence, this Gth day of
December, A. D. 1880.
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