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VOLUXE L, NUMBEB 50. SEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 1912. TWICE A WEEK, |U8 A TEAS.
JONES AND BLEASE IN
FIRST JOINT DEBATE
' STATE CAMPAIGN OPENS IN GAME.
Gubernatorial Race Officially Starts,
But Nothing of Sensational Na
Sumter, June 18.?A people's goveniment
as opposed to corporation
I rule, a government by and for all of
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for his friends, appears to be the basis
of contention in the gubernatorial
contest, the campaign for which office,
^together with that for all the other
Btate offices, began here today.
[ Twelve candidates for offices in
Pivfoach there are contests appeared before
an audience of probably 1,100
voters from Sumter county and contiguous
territory in this, the opening
meeting of the campaign of 1912.
The features of this first clash of
contesting candidates were the speech??
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Judge Ira B. Jones, candidates for
governor, and the tense situation
brought about between Attorney General
J. Fraser Lyon and Barnard B.
Evans, candidates for the office of atk
torney general. Mr. Lyon has issued
"his ultimatum, which Mr. Evans has
defied, and the former promises to expose
the record of the latter at Bishopville
tomorrow. This is the result
of Mr. Lyon's statement that he would
show by court records and affidavits
that Barnard B. Evans is not worthy
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persisted in his accusation against
the winding-up commission of the old
State dispensary heade? by Dr. W. J.
Murray. This incident was by no
means overshadowed by the JonesBlease
Those who expected to see the "fur
fly" today in the gubernatorial contest
were disappointed. According to
"his custom, Governor Blease read his
platform, although he' did comment
somewhat as he proceeded. And those
who were keyed up to the expectations |
of hearing Judge Jones devote his entire
time to an attack upon the governor
and his administration were also
disappointed. Governor Blease made a
% strong speech, despite the fact that he
read greater portion of it : it took well
m with the crowd; it was effective. Judge
Jones stressed the point that he was
' not a negative candidate, but that he
stood for something that would mean
advancement and progress for the
State. About half of his speech was
devoted to a discussion of progressive
A People's Government.
It develops that the keynote of Governor
Blease's campaign is his claim
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the charge, by implication, again and
t again, that Judge Jones is the candidate
of the corporations. Judge Jones
makes the counter charge that Governor
Blease is on strong friendly terms
with one of the biggest corporation
chiefs'in the State, W. H. Andrews, of
the Atlantic Coast Lumber company,
of Georgetown, and that he dwells under
the same roof with the chief conn
sel of the biggest corporation in the \
_ ?State, Col. B. L. Abney, counsel for
the Southern railway. Governor Blease
, -claims to be the people's governor;
Judge -Tones replies that, instead of
this being true, Blease is the governor
of his friends only, and not of all the
Charges of Fraud.
Another .matter of particular inter.
est was the charge made by Governor
Blease that money and other illegal
influences were being employed in
^ > this campaign to accomplish his defeat.
He does not attribute the use
of money to Judge .Tones, but charges
unqualifiedly .that money, intimidation
and liquor are being used to de^
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frauds at the ballot box are contem-1
plated, said the governor.
Raises Cry of Fraud.
"If we can't beat Blease we propose
to count him out," is the word passed
o/^nrrlinp- tn thp ?nvprnnr
* With this cry of fraud thus earlv in
the campaign Governor Blease lost no
time today in urging his friends to
watch the ballot boxes at the ap-j
proaching primary. The governor stated
that the fight was already won, but
that his supporters must combat these
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assist in the prosecution of such cases,
if his assistance were needed and requested.
A Great Crowd.
Possibly 1,100 people gathered to
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the crowd that the court house
could not be used and County Chairman
John H. Clifton changed plans
and held the meeting in the court
house yards. The people were in a
good humor; they were expectant, and
they were genuinely interested. If
the Sumter crowd be a fair indication,
the people of South Carolina are
aroused over the political situation to
a degree unknown in the past twenty
Very good order prevailed except in
a few instances, while Judge Jones
was speaking and even in these there
were merely' a few hurrahs for Blease.
Governor Blease was not interrupted.
In the city today were noted Judge
Jones's: campaign manager, J. William
Thurmond and Mr. Charles D. Jones,
of Lancaster, a son of Judge Jones;
also Detective C. W. Creighton, of
Greenwood, appointed to that office by
Governor Blease; W. P. Beard, editor
nf thp. \'pw?-Scimitar. of Greenwood,
and Chief Kibler, of the Richland Constabulary.
There were farmers from
bordering counties; the stores and
places of business were closed from 11
o'clock until 2.30, and altogether the
campaign meeting was regarded as an
important event here.
At a meeting of the candidates Lieut.
Governor Charles A. Smith was elected
chairman and Mr. Sam T. Carter, secretary.
Rotation in the order of the
speakers was decided upon.
According to the schedule of arrangements
as perfected by the camriaien
nartv. the candidates for grover
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nor were first to speak today, comingin
alphabetical order, each being allowed
45 minutes for his speech.
Governor Cole. L. Blease was therefore
the first speaker and when he
arose there were cordial greetings
from the audience. He was given closest
attention and there was no absence
of Blease sentiment among his hearers.
Governor Blease's first statement
was in reference to the financial condition
of the State, declaring, despite
the fact that it had been heralded all
over the State that his election would
mpan financial rnin. last vear had been
the banner year in revenues for the
State. "Only yesterday," said the governor,
"I signed four notes of $100,000
each, borrowed for the State at the
lowest rate of interest ever secured,
except during the previous year of my
While the governor was reading his
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p^uorm a local uiass uana passed
near the court house. "I have a pretty
good voice," said Governor Blease,
"but I can't buck a brass band." After
a moment, sitting on the edge of
the speaker's table, the governor said:
"T ?iir>oosp it is fixed ud on me." The
band happened to be advertising an
amateur minstrel show given tonight.
Upon being announced Governor
Blease was loudly applauded and frequently
during his sneech loud and
lusty cheers came up from the great
crowd. Making a few side commentsGovernor
Blease read his platform
which is published elsewhere.
John T. Duncan, of Columbia, a one
("imp pftnrnpv r>smr?ir?l>tO fr\-r ovw.or"n r\-r
also spoke, affording some amusement
to the crowd.
A heartv cheer greeted Judse Jones,
who read a brief statement of the
'veasur^s which he purposed advocat
inn 11 eienea governor, .ninge .Jones
made it plain that he was not carrying
on a campaign of negation, not merely
an attack upon the administration of
Governor Blease. but for the purpose
of .placing before the people matters
of progressive legislation, which, if
enacted, would mean progress and
prosperity. The speaker severely
criticised the governor4 for his veto of
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foreigners in the State primary elections.
Judge Jones strongly advocates
an unrestricted primary, except in regulating
the vote of unnaturalized foreigners.
Pleading strongly for a government
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TAFT DELEGATES STILL
IN CHARCE OF SITUATION
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Mass Meetings in Several States Pass
Resolutions Against Bolt, Except
Special to The HeraM and News.
Columbia, S. C., June 20.?The Republican
convention at Chicago was in
session for only four minutes today,
and adjourned until 4 o'clock this afternoon
so as to receive the report of
the committee on credentials, me
credentials committee, it is stated,
will report in favor of seating the Taft
Several of the States have held mass
meetings of the Republicans and passed
resolutions saying that they would
not bolt and did not endorse any effort
to bolt, except California, and the California
delegates have withdrawn from
The Democratic National committee
at Baltimore has decided on Judge Alton
B. Parker as temporary chairman
for national convention, which meets
in Baltimore next week.
Chicago, June 19.?The long expected
crash in the Republican ranks came
tonight. The Roosevelt forces, acting,
they said, under the personal direction
of the colonel, began to lay their plans
for independent action in the national
convention. As a forerunner of the
more drastic i action expected in the
convention tomorrow or Friday the
Roosevelt mem-oers or me uomuuucc
oil credentials withdrew from that
body tonight?withdrew in person and
in effect, withdrew all of the Roosevelt
contests, which had been sealed down
from 92 to 78.
Col. Roosevelt tonight was thie midst
01 a series OI exciuirg cvmereuues a-uu
was busy figuring on the loyal delegates
whom he could expect to carry
with him out of the convention or
rather into a separate convention on
the convention floor in the event the
crisis is reached.
No Longer Doubt.
People who talked with the colonel
declared there was no longer any
doubt as to his attitude. Convinced j
that the credentials committee was
against him and would retain the contested
Taft delegates in their seats,
Col. Roosevelt decided to go further
with his futile fight in the regular
The colonel would not issue a formal
statement as to his warlike in
tentions in the evening, but was said
to have made his position clear to his
Some of the conferences at headquarters
Senator Borah, of Idaho, it was reported,
declared as he left the Roosevelt
rooms that he would not bolt.
The Missouri delegation in the con
vention held a caucus tonight, at
which it was reported, it was proposed
to start a formal boom for Hadley.
In the meantime there was much
talk of Justice Chas. E. Hughes, of
New York, as the candidate of the
convention. Some of the leaders venturned
to suggest a ticket of Hughes
All sorts of wild rumors were current
as the crash came.
Taft Jlen Stronger.
The fact that the Taft forces
strengthened their hold 011 the con~
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VfllUUll ill IUC LC&L UJUdJf, gCLUllg out
votes as against 558 yesterday, threw
opposition forces into something of a
panic. The Roosevelt vote 'in the
convention today was 510, but it was
realized that 26 votes from Wisconsin,
10 from Iowa and 10 from North Dakota
must be deducted from that on a
presidential ballot while but few of
the Taft votes could be gained.' The
Taft people were exultant tonight.
They denied intimations from the
Roosevelt side that they were considering
a compromise candidate and asserted
that with a tightening of the
lines it was apparent that President
Taft wrnilrl win thp nnminaHnrt nri the
Senator Dixon declared tonight that
one final appeal might be made to
the membership of the convention.
"We sl2c.ll have exhausted then ev
ery legal and moral duty devolving
upon us. The future will have to take
care of itself." |
The Taft forces tonight said they j
were prepared for an attempt by the j
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within the convention hall and taken
steps to prevent "any such disorder."
It was said that 500 policemen and
800 assistant sergeants-at-arms would
be stationed in the convention hall to
prevent disorder. It was said some
T?<-vncov?1t Ipndprc wrviild nlead with
the convention to instruct the credentials
committee to grant more time
of the hearing of contests.
Col. Roosevelt, it was said, would
be present in the hall at the time and,
while he would have no legal standing
in the convention, he might be
swept into the fight by his roiiowers.
N Col. Roosevelt counseled delay at a
conference of his supporters just before
midnight. He asked them to adjourn
until later in the night, when
he would have more facts to lay before
THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Marriage of Popular Young Couple.
Pleasant At Home.?Many Personal
Prosperity, June 20.?Mrs. D. E.
Ridgell has as her guest Miss Annie
Mae Bedenbaugh, of Kibler's Bridge.
Miss Ollie Counts, of Excelsior, is
spending the week with Mrs. J. A.
Mr. ifi. JtJ. KiDier nas returned to Columbia,
after visiting his mother, Mrs.
A. M. Lester.
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Wise spent Wednesday
in Columbia with Mr. A. Stork.
Mrs. T. F. Littlejohn has gone to the
Columbia hospital for treatment
Dr.. E. N. Kibler left Tuesday to attend
the meeting of the South Carolina
rental association 'in Charleston.
Miss Gertrude Bobb is attending the
summer school at Rock Hill.
Miss Nannie Wheeler is in Columbia
visiting her uncle, Mr. Brooks Miller.
Miss Dollie Davis, of St. Luke's, is
the guest of Mrs. A. H. Hawkins.
Mr. B. B. Schumpert spent Tuesday
Messrs. W. C. Barnes, J. C. and J. A.
Counts, are spending this week in
Mr. J. L. May is in Savannah for a
few days on business. Mr. Alvin Kinard,
of Clinton, is relieving him during
his absence. ^
Mrs. Herman Werts and chldren, of
Route No. 4, are guesrs of Mrs. J. M.
Mr. Irwin Feagio, of Newberry, was
in town shaking hands with his friends
Mr. C. F. Lathan, of Little Mountain,
was in town for a few hours Tuesday.
Mr. Frank Wheeler has returned to
Columbia, after a visit to relatives
Miss Parnell Davis, Moseley's popular
milliner, has gone to her home at
Reidsville, NVC., for the summer holidays.
Mr. J. C. Schumpert has returned
from a business trip to Union.
Mr. C. D. Bedenbaugh, of Atlanta, is
visiting at the home of his father, Rev.
Z. \V. Bedenbaueh.
Mr. Robert Feagle, of Little Mountain,
was in town Monday.
Miss Kate Thompson is visiting
friends at Jalapa.
Mr. C. R. Wise, of Newberry, was a
business visitor in town Monday.
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i;r. U. ts. si IIIpson uas i ciumcu 11 uni i
a short stay to Columbia.
Mrs. B. B. Schumpert is visiting her
son at Kolloeks, S. C.
Mesdames A. H. Kohn and J. F.
Browne spent Tuesday in Newberry
with Mrs. Sam McCrackin.
Dr. J. S. Wheeler spent Monday in
Misses Ruth and Nina Hunter left
Wednesday for a visit to relatives at
Miss Mary Lizzie Wise has returned
from a short visit to Miss Nell Kohn,
Mrs. J. D. yuattieoaum ana little j
daughter, Rosalyn, and Miss Annie
Laurie Lester were shoppers in Newberry
Mrs. C. R. Normandy and children,
of Atlanta, Ga., are visiting at the
home of Mr. H. T. Patterson.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Stockman are vis- j
iting Mr. Sam Stockman in Columbia.
I.liis Julia Schumpeic and Dr. J. A.
Hunt were married at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. B. B. Schumpert Tuesday,
July 18. The wedding was of a quiet
nature, only a few relatives and friends
were in attendance at the ceremony.
The marriage ceremony was performed
by the Rev. J. C. H. Dickson, of
Statesboro, Ga. The happy couple
will reside in the future at Statesboro,
The Misses Wise were "at home"
on Tuesday evening. Punch was served
by Misses Adelaide Werts and Margarite
Wise. A delicious ice course j
was enjoyed by about half a hundred
guests, and all report a most pleasant
THE >EWS OF WHITMIBE.
Quarterly Conference?Amateur Ball.
Plaocant if llftmfl Cmfill Plpf.
JL iVUOUUV All uviuvv K;iuwai A J*
Whitmire, June 20.?Rev. Rosebro, I
D. D., and wife of Tennessee, are visiting
their son, Rev. Jno. R. Rosebro.
Mr fipnre'ft P.ofield. of Carlisle, snent
Sunday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. j
J. E. Cofield. |
Miss Lena Young attended the clos-j
ing exercises of the Sardis school at|
Renno this last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Smythe, of Buckhead,
Fairfield county, will arrive today and
visit Mrs. Eliza-Nance.
Dr. and Mrs. K. G. Blackburn are in j
Columbia this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Orville Suber visited |
Mrs. Inez McCarley Saturday.
Rev. W. P. Meadows will hold the I
third quarterly conference in the
Methodist church here Saturday, June
22, at 11 o'clock. He will preach here
Messrs. Jno. Scott, J. W. Hipp and
Mrs. J. C. Abrams went up to Clinton I
yesterday to attend the funeral of
AT -nc TTVirirl or
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Mr. M. E. Abrams spent Sunday with
Mr. George Abrams and sisters.
Miss Carrie Watson, who attended j
Lander college, last session is spend- j
ing some time with relatives here.
Mr. T. Cofield Jeter, after a pleasant
visit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.
A. Jeter, has returned to his post of
duty at the Palmetto National bank in
"VVhitmire played Lydia mill in a
game of baseball Saturday evening.
The game was decided in favor of
Mr. Walter Ruff, of Newberry, came
up for the ball game. While here he
wap the guest of Mr. W. R. Watson.
Mr. A. J. Holt has erected a barber
shop not far from his store. He has
oicr? rorpivpH n car load of furniture.
and opened it up in the store lately
occupied by Taylor Bros.
Mrs. Bonnie Abrams stopped over
last Wednesday with Mrs.. McD. Metts. j
She left Thursday for Rock Hill, where |
she attended the marriage of her
brother-in-law, Mr. J. W. White, to,
Miss Nesbitt, of Rock Hill. Mrs.
Abrams returned Saturday and is
spending a few days at Mr. L. D.
Abrams, before she returns to Newberry.
Miss Bertha McCarley entertained a
few of her friends at a pleasant at
home Thursday evening. Delightful
refreshments consisting of ice-cream
and cake were served.
Miss Luciie Terrell is visiting her I
friend, Mrs. T. W. Coleman.
A fire occurred in the picker-room at j
the Glenn-Lowry cotton mill Thursday j
! night, but with all the modern conven-;
iences they have for putting out fire 1
the flames were soon under control.I
and little damage was done.
Mr. W. K. Dobbins and sister, Miss
Inez, of Goldville, visited friends here
last week. Xeta.
From the report of the Epworth
?neeting in Spartanburg:
Rev. .T. W. Sn^akp. Bethel's live
wir- cf a : a?:o . c:p:r p to Columbia to
meet the delegates half way, to accompany
them back in their special j
car the rest of the trip, and to et the
assignments of homes straight before
Explai "ing a Resentment.
"I am an American citizen," said j
the man who got into trouble abroad, j
"Well," replied the Oriental official,
"in tnai case you can consuu sumo
of your own statesmen an<* understand
our reseniuicai 01 ptiuioiuus uciivxiy
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EL1HU ROOL CHOSEN
TOTE TOO CLOSE TO SHOW CONTROL.
Both Sides Claim That Count of 558
to 502 Indicates Their Ultimate
Chicago, June 18.?Again the '
threats, charges and bitter invective
of th? Roosevelt forces, Taft supporters
in the Republican national con
vention today put through the first
portion of their program by electing
Senator Elihu Root, of New York, *
temporary chairman. In spite of the
| fact that Victor Rosewater, chairman
j of the national committee, consistently
ruled out of order every motion
made by the Roosevelt forces, it rei
quired more than five hours to reach
I a vote on the temporary chairmanship^
The roll call was beset with diffi
culties, but at the end, when the tu[mult
had died away, Senator Root
I was found to have won by a vote of
558 to 502 for Gov. Francis E; McGovern,
of Wisconsin, with 14 scattering
votes and four not voting.
luiliglll UUlil iuv xau itiiU auudcvelt
forces are claiming this vote, indicates
that their candidate is absolutely
sure to win. The advantage appears
to be with the president, how- . /
ever, for while he is sure to lose some
of the votes that were cast for Senator
"Rnnt it is rlaimwl hft will srain. If
instructions are observed. Some of
the votes were independently cast for
Points to Dark Horse!
. Those leaders who have been urging
a compromise candidate ever since
they arrived in Chicago, pointing to
angles in the figures, claim they showthat
it is essential to name a socalled
"dark horse" to save the day for the
. While Mr. Koot was made cnairman
today and managed to deliver his
"keynote" speech, the fighting is to
be renewed at 11 o'clock tomorrow
when the motion of the Roosevelt,,
leaders to substitute a new list of
delegates for those credited to some of
the contested States is to be taken up
as the unfinished business. No commit- .
tees were named tonight and none
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the convention of "fraudulent" delegates
is disposed of. Today is was defeated
on a point of order, but the
Roosevelt forces declare that parliamentary
practice will not be permitted,
to stand in their way tomorrow.
The Roosevelt people and the T*ft
people carried out their program as
announced in advance almost to tbe
letter, The Roosevelt people said tonight
hey are. going to fight every inch,
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Bolt Far Distant "
There were cries of "bolters" hurl
ed at tne Jttooseveit delegates at timers
during the session, but the contingency
of a bolt again tonight seemed to be
California, under the leadership of
Gov. Johnson, assumed a belligerent
I ottituHia aimrwr with the- start of the
roll call, when the two Roosevelt delegates
from the Fourth district, seated
| by the national committee, were alj
lowed to vote. But they soon found
| their protest of no effect upon the vote
There is prospect of even more
struggle tomorrow, when as "unfin!
ished business" the convention will
i take up a motion of Gov. Hadley, of
f Missouri, to strike from the temporary
roll of the convention as prepared by
the national committee the names of
92 delegates seated by the national,
committee in contested elections, and
substitute therefor Roosevelt contes
Day Spent in flowing.
In was in precisely this effort, that /
the whole day was spent. The chaplain
had hardly finished his invocation of
the divine blessing upon the convention
before Gov. Hadley was on his
feet objecting to the personnel of the
convention itself. This led to a long
and intricate parliamentary argument.
' Victor Rosewater, chairman of the
national committee, upon whoss
shoulders had fallen* the ordinarily '
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