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the one that has to do with the mak
ing of the laws. He Tiad been in the
house 10 years?not consecutively, but
five terms, and it had been his duty and
his pleasure to represent his people
to the very best of his ability, and to do
all he could, not only for the people of
Newberry county, but for the people
of South Carolina, and tuere was uui
"man in the audience, who had kept up
"with his record, who would dare say
lie had been extravagant in his ideas
or his votes. It was a pleasure to
hear the gentlemen who preceded him
criticize what the legislature had done,
"that is right, to bring these questions
i before you? and if we have done wrong,
to enlighten you." But it required
more than a sweeping charge, he said,
that the representatives had not done
their duty, and had been extravagantit
required more than that to convince
the people that their legislative body
had been extravagant during the last
five or ten years.
"It don't require that much to convict
Blease," some one interrupted.
"It is very easy to make a charge, j
hut to sustain it is another question," I
said Mr. Kibler.
Mr. Kibler said he had been a mem-1
ber of the ways and maans committee'
for four years, and he had bee^ charged
with being too economical and with
not being liberal enough in his ideas |
as to appropriations for the State colleges.
Some had called him an enemy I
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the lead and often stand aicne in his
fight against appropriations in the
committee, but when the committee
had decided, he wouldn't get up and
fight the committee in the house, because
that would not have been right,
as he saw it.
"That's what I would have done?
flio fior'hf nn thA finnr of the
VU -? w
house," said Mr. John Henry Chappell.
"Suppose each of +he twenty-foul
members of the committee had oppos*
ed different items in the appropriation
hill," replied Mr. Kibler, "where -would
have been the bill? Make your fight
in the committee and stand by the
committee." He had moved to strike
out the enacting words of the bill to
Increase judges' salaries to $3,500 and
the bill had been killed, and every time
he had had a legitimate opportunity to
reduce taxes, he had done so.
"They go up every year," some one
Mr. Kibler: "You are getting* more
oroDertv every year."
r "Ain't got as much as I had when
I "was born," was the reply.
Mr. Kibler said he had told the people
two years ago and i'our years ago
that they need not expect their levy
to be much less, because the cost of
running the government increased every
year, just as the cost of running
a family had increased every year, and
taxes would naturally and inevitably
increase every year, and what was
> -wanted was to keep tases as low as
possible, consistent with the proper
k running of the government He didn't
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large enough?for instance the salaries
of State officers, $1,900 a year, 011
. which a man had to move to Columbia
and pay $600 or $700 for nouse rent.
v He could not go into every appropriation,
for lack of time.
He had fought day by day to buildup
the common schools, and only last
session a resolution had been introduc
ed for the purpose of amending the
constitution so as to cut oul the constitutional
3-mill tax, and he had moved
to strike out the resolving words,
and the bill was killed.
In defending the rural police measure,
he said if there was one thing
needed it was the enforcement of law
and the protection of the people, and
that was the object of the bill.
He had done all he could for a system
for building up the roads and
snaking them better.
"That was for the poor white man
and negro to work them,'* a voice in*
"Anybody between certain ages has
to work the road or pay bis two dollars.
I don't tbink tbe law says the
poor man must do the work," said Mr.
Here a colloquy ensued between the
speaker and some one ?n the audience
as to the road law.
"**? avnloino/l +Vl a m aicnrn
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? submitting the bond issue for the insane
asylum to the people, as Senator
Johnstone had done, and said he hoped
the people* would not nesitate, but
would be willing to help those who
could not help themselves.
Mr. H. 0. Long
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said ins ineuus uau uccn uumeiuus
in getting him to come out, lie had
thought they were going to make his
speeches for him, but he found that
"was bis job. He was a farmer, and
r?'' had also been connected with the SilTerstreet
Warehouse company for a
number or' years. He was here as a
candidate for the house of representatives.
He was here not antagonizing
th present house of representatives.
He promised if elected to serve the
people and their interests.
Air. George S. Mower
,said he was here again, with his record
of the last two years behind him
| and before the people. He was a candidate
for the law-making department
of the State government, which was
I separate and distinct from the two
j other departments. The duty of legj
islators was to shape the laws, to conjsider
the questions that were presented,
and to determine tfhat in their
honest judgment was best for the people.
He had endeavored honestly,
frankly and candidly to perform that
duty. How far he had succeeded was
not for him to say. He could only say
he had faithfully made the effort. As
to taxation, he had no hesitation in
saying that, in his hon3St judgment,
the affairs of the State were economically
administered. He was not conscious
of any extravagant appropriations
when the purposes/were considered.
Economy should be the watch;
word, but econoriiy was a relative term,
and there was a certain -kind of econ
omy that jvas not real economy. Take
the educational institutions?it would
be an act of folly, if it was proposed
to keep institutions efficient and accomplishing
the purposes for which
they were established, if they were not
supported so they could accomplish
j those purposes.- It would be unwise,
it would be an act of folly, to
! erect a college and not support it?
;that would be wasting money. So far
[as the educational institutions were
'concerned, he thought a comparative
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'ject, coupled with the growth and exf
jpenses of those institations, would
| show that they had not been extra vlagantjry
managed and that execessive
appropriations had not been made. A
sum may looke large, but, when you
look to the purposes and consider that
you get the value of the money, you
have administered the affairs of the
institution economically. So far as
other appropriations were concerned,
so far as he could judge, they had been
kept within the bounds of reasonab^le
economy. He had had no ulterior
motives in his service, and his record
was an open book. It was writ, and
whatever the people might think of it,
he hoped they would ?ive him credit
for having acted honestly in all matters
which they might examine into.
In connection with the appropriation
for the heating plant for the negro
I college, he mentioned incidentally that
'the maintenance of that institution, he
| said, had a good deal to do with the
J appropriation made by the federal government
for the support of agricultural
educ&tion in South Carolina, so
;to an extent the maintenance of that
! iricsH+nHftri Wise ffir thft miT
ipose of keeping this appropriation. As
to the heating plant, the institution
had formerly been conducted in a
wooden building, and on account of
the lack of a heating plant, the building
had been destroyed by fire. The
heating plant was regarded by the legislature
as a business precaution, and
a simple business proposition.
In passing the rural nolice law, he
said the delegation had been actuated
by a sincere desire to protect thfe peo?
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pie ui i\ewocn7 nuu iu pxwvide
as much protection as they could.
I It -was said that w?s extravagance.
Practically it did not add to the expenses
of., the county, because in the
estimate of the county board, submitted
to the delegation, there was an
item for liquor constables, $2,000; the
appropriation for rural police is only
$1,800, and the act provides they shall
discharge the duties heretofore discharged
by liquor constables, and discontinues.
the liquor constables' which
had been costing, "he judged by the
estimate submitted, $2,000 a year.
He promised, if re-elected, to ac? in
the same manner he had always tried
to act?to be honest and faithful in
his endeavor to promote ihe best interests
of his people, and to stand as
free and independent of any man or
set of men as it was possible to do.
}Ir. >\ YF. Workman
began with a joke, and the statement
that this was his baptism in politics.
He said he did not feel called upon
to tell everything that took place in
the last legislature, beciuse he did
not know all that took place, though
he was there for a good portion of the
time. He did not come at this time
+>1.0 1 oo-ic 1 atnrc thov xrprA
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in the people's hands; the people could
deal with them to suit themselves.
He regarded as two of the greatest
questions in this State today, the rural
school and the public road The public
road was an indispensable requisite
to the symmetrical development of the
people of our State. He said the roads
got in worse condition, while there was
progress along oiner lines, xie spuis.e
of the roads in some sections of- the
county, saying that in rome sections
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there had been no work on them in a
J number of years, and some had not
| had an overseer appointed on them in
two years. Bridges were in terrible j
condition, he said, and better roads j
were needed all over the county. Be-1
fore better roads could be had there '
must be better laws. "I am not pre- '
' ---to'i von inct what sort of I
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j laws we ought to have,' he said; "perhaps
you know as much, about that
as I do." 1
He said he thought the most economical
and most practical plan for 1
running the public schools could be
found in consolidation. In this coun- >
|ty, he said, there were lot^ of little i
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schools, poorly equipped, ana laugm "by
people who are themselves chil- :
dren and don't have any information '
as regards books, many of them hav- |'
ing graduated at little country schools, *
in the seventh or eighth grade." Good 1
roads, he said, were a sine qua non (
of good schools. (
wp fnvnrp/i rpduction of taxation as ]
much as possible, being emphatically *
opposed to all useless and extrava- 1
gant expenditures by any legislature.
As to the heating plant for the negro
college, he was not saying it was ]
| wrong or right, to vote for that, but '
(when the day came when he voted to ]
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'lege, when there were white schools 1
i all over the State that had never seen
a heating plant?last year he happened
to be in the State University
and sat by fires kindled by wood?
when the day came that he voted to
place in a negro college a heating
plant, when there existed at the same :
'time white colleges that had not such '
! heating plants, "that day I shall not
I come back to ask you to send me to j
!ttie legislature, but ask you to meet .
! me somewhere, when vou find me in j.
|this section of the country again, and
'place a Winchester rifle Dall through
I my heart." He was not opposed to ,
'negro education, and appropriations .
; for negro education, "provided we
i provide first and decently for white .
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, euui:auuii. n? was ypiKHScu iu uu\jing
white people to educate negroes
! when-the white people's own children
! haven't seen a college and never enjoyed
the privileges of attending a
;high school. (
! "Then you are a Blease njan?" asked
someone. ' ^
"I am for whoever is for the people
of South Carolina," said the speaker.
Good schools and- high schools were
needed, that every child alight get a
high school education without having
to go away from home.' The need
was aiso ior an economical govern- ;
| ment There were boys and girls in
; this community who ought to attend
: college and would possibly do so if
they could first receive a high school
education, but that required the ex1
penditure on the part of many of
I v i
ithem of as much money as it would
take to obtain a college education.
He approved reduction of taxes
along all lines, good roads, gopd
scnoois, ana promised u eieciea to .
stick by his people through everything,
j there not ieing enough money in South
\ Carolina, he said, to cause him to dejviate
Dr. C. T. Wye he,
i seeking re-election to the house, said
! that some might ask, Why does Wyche
iwant to go to the legislature? Some
i men go into public office to benefit
themselves, he said; some to make
j themselves rich. He had been a poor j
boy, born in the sister State of North !
(Carolina, who came here before the
i people advocating what he thought
| was right, as he always would do, and
jthev had always honored him with
j their confidence. He had not made any
money going to the legislature?his
wife had said it had kept him poor. A
man had but one life to live, and his
only object was to be of service to his
people. Some man had said to him,
"Some people think yof are a traitor
| to the people who elected you." He |
! wanted to say that traitor's blood
| was not made of the kind he had in
:his veins. Why did he want to rep!'resent
the people? He proposed to tell
' them why.
| The people ought nol co be ashamec?
j of him as a representative, if he was
| a Tar Heel. The man who was elected
speaker of the house hal come to him
and said, "I will give you any position
you want except two?chairman of
the ways and means committee and
chairman of the judiciary." He had
chosen the chairmanship of the committee
on education. Why? When a
boy he had trudged four and five miles
to school, had left home at 19 years
of age, with only three dollars in his j
pockets, and had taugat school and j
educated himself in madicine. God j
grant the people of South Carolina j
mio-Vit woVa nn tn thp imnnrtanpp of !
j education. When the high school act
came up, appropriating $60,000 to build
high schools, he fought it, but it was
adopted, and some of the leaders wanted
to put the high-schools in large
I cities like Newberry. He said no, he
| was not in favor of that, if they give
us a high school put .it as near dcrtvu
in the country as possible, not because
he was prejudiced against a city, but'
Newberry had money enough to run
her own school without the little ad
dition from the high school act, and
he wanted the high schools in rl>t?
country, and the legislature had said
no high school should De estaonsnea
in places of more than 1.000 inhabitants.
He had rather have put it
out in the c'ountry. If better schools
were not built up in the country, the
country was not getting a fair deal.
Scholarships would go to the towns
and cities, not because town boys and
girls were brighter, but because they
!>ad better advantages. He wanted to
render better service and give better
opportunities to the country children.
The legislature had made' some.schol
arships at Winthrop applicable only to
girls living in the country, and the
same thing# had been done in reference
to Clemson. Since he had beea
in the legislature there was never any
juestion that favored better schools
for the country but what he fought
ind voted, for it. His ambition was
to get better schools for the country.
He took up the charges of extrava- j
gance, and said not a dollar was ap-1
propriated to Clemson by the legisla^ire
the fertilizer tax was running
it, as Tillman had said it would when
it was established, and, ha believed
it would become more of an agricultural
college than it is?and would to
Sod it was* And there was Winthrop
?'do we give her too much?" A $35,300
library had been secured from C-iraegies
and over $100,000 had been raised
in addition to the appropriations by .
the State, because the State was too
poor to give it, and because it was
known what good Winthrop was doing.
He was, a member of th-e board of
trustees of the University, by virtue of
Deing chairman of the- committee on ;
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boys working their way through the
University. He 'was studying the
question, because his heart bled fcr
boys and girls who have the talests
and do not have the opportunity.
He referred to the criticism as to
not building a bridge at Blairs, and
said the delegation had also been
criticised about building bridges because
it was said they were spending
too much money. He t.nought the
neonle. ought to have the imDrove- i
ments, but if they were going to buiM
between Fairfield and Newberry, Fairfield
ought to pay half, and if Fairfield
could be got to pay half, he^didn't
think there ought to be any trouble
in getting the bridge. "If you go
and ask for the bridge and make the
proper effort, you can get the bridge,"
He wanted some supervision of the
finances of the county?he wanted to
put the financial affairs of all the coun
lies on a Dusmess Dasis. :ne appro(CONTINUED
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/ FOR CALOMEL
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of the Powerful Cliecimal,
The W. G. Mayes drug store has a J
mild, vegetable remedy that success-1
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mineral drug calomel, the old-fashion- j
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Liver-Tone, a very pleasant tast
ed nquia tnat gives quiet but gentle
relief from constipation without the
bad after-effects Which so often follow
Dodson's Liver-Tone is fully guaranteed
to be a perfect substitute for
calomel, and if you buy a bottle and
it does not entirely satisfy you, Mayes
drug store will promptly give you your
money back upon request.
It is fine for both children and
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Only a Fire Hero
but the crowd cheered, as, with burned
hands, he held up a small round box,
"Fellows!" he shouted, "this Bucklen'e
Arnica Salve I hold, has everything
beat for burns." Right! also for boils,
ulcers, sores, pimples, eczema, cuts,
sprains, bruises. Surest pile cure. ,It
subdues inflammation, kills pain. Only
25 cents at W. E. Pelham's.
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The annual meeting of the stock- j
holders of the Farmers' Bank, of Sil- j
verstreet, will be held in the presi-!
dent's office at Silverstreet, S. C., on
Monday, July 29, 1912* at 11 o'clock,
for the election of directors for the
ensuing year, and for tha transaction
of other business.
Please attend in person or by proxy.
N W. A. Asbill,
SALE UXDER CHATTEL MORTGAGE
By virtue of the power given in a
chattel mortgage, executed by the
Prosperity Wholesale company, to W.
P. Counts, dated the 6th day of February,
1912, the conditions of which
have been broken, I will sell to the
highest bidder for cash' at the warehouse
of the Prosperity Wholesale
company, at Prosperity, S. C., on the
3rd day of August, 1912, at 10 o'clock
a. m., all of the stock of goods of the
said Prosperity Wholesale Company,
10 and 'i
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NEWARK. N. J.
consisting of groceries, articles of
merchandise, etc., an inventory of
trT-iirVi amounts tn Sn88.74. which in
ventory kL,ay be seen by calling at the
office ">f the undersigr.u; also, thi
building of the said P^osp^vi'.v Vvho!^sale
Company, valued at $400.00, purchaser
of said building to hive thirty
(30) daysi in which to move the same
off of lot, and the proceels of sanw
will be applied to the payment of the
Eugene S. Blaase,
Attorney and Agent of Mortgagee.
Newberry, S. C., July 1*, 1912
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Dodson's Liver Tone is a pleasant
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or grown people. Its use is not
followed by any of the bad after-effects
which sometimes follow taking calomel.
W. G. Mayes drug store will give you
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a perfect substitute for calomel.
BARBECUE NOTICES. <S>
(Barbecue notices $1.00 each up to
eight lines; all oyer eight lines at the
rate of one cent a word.) |\
We will give a first class barbecue ;
at Keitt's grove August 20. A good ,
dinner is guaranteed.
0. A. Felker.
B. M. Suber.
I "will give a first-class barbecue <
at my residence Tuesday, August 13, <
State campaign day. Will sell meat <
and hash at 11 o'clock. ;
7-P-tf. J. M. Counts. <
I will give a first class Barbecue at
Longshore's store, _ campaign day, '*
Tuesday, August 6, 1912. <
J. M. Counts. 1
'I will give a first-class Barbecue at
my residence, County Campaign day,
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lables the housewife to broil ,
>n Stove as over a coal fire.
And of course you are familial with the
mm II I m
It is such a convenience all the year
round. It will bake, broil, roast and toast
just as wdlas aregdar coal'range. -? v
Ask to tee the New Perfection Store it yewr
dealers. It is handsomely finished m nickeL wi&
cabinet top, drop shelve*, towel racks, etc.. It has
long, enameled, turquoise-blue chimneys. M&de
win 1, Z or 3 barriers. Free Cook-oook with
every store. Cook-Book tin given to anjroaa . - B
5 cents to cover mailing cost.
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We will give a first-class Barbecue
at Pomaria, S. C., on Saturday, July '
27, 1912. A good dinner is guarantees
Governor Blease and other candidates
will make speeches.
s J. Walter Richardson*
We will furnish a first class Barbecue
at Perry Halfacre's Mill, Saturiay,
August 3rd, one of the regular
campaign meetings and will furnish
ill conveniences for the public and
candidates. T. T. and C. L. Ruff. .
We will give a first-cJass barbecue
it Williams' Store Friday, July 26,
campaign day. Good dinner guaran ?
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:eed ana plenty 01 cuiu uiiu&s. uaMes
and children especially invited.
G. W. Ckapmiai.