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VOLUME L, NUMBER ?9. NEWBEBRY, SOUTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, v912. TWICE A WEEK, ll.il A YEA*
, WINS OUT Ih
Over 135,000 Votes Reporte
. Lyon and Peeples Run C
r Elected Treasun
v ^ In on? of the greatest political battles
ever recorded in a Democratic
primary in South Carolina, Coleman
Livingston Blease has been nominated
for re-election as governor of
South Carolina, his majority over
both Jones and Duncan, according to
the tabulation of the Columbia State
Thursday, being 2,296.
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GOV. COLE. L.
Who Has Been
Over 135,000 votes were cast in the
The count was slow, and for a time
\ It seemed as if the vote received by
* Duncan would make a second primary
necessary. The reports on Tuesday
night, with the first tabulations in
iiand, showed Jones running ahead by
several hundred votes. Late Tuesday
night Blease took the lead and steadily
maintained a small lead over Jones
until he gained a substantial major
itv over both his opponents.
p v All day Wednesday, when the election
continued to hang in doubt, with
a second race apparently imminent,
The Herald and News was kept busy
^ answering inquiries. Many contradic-r
tory reports and rumors were received,
but the fact seemed to remain
that Blease was maintaining his lead,
and about 8.30 o'clock on Wednesday
night The Herald and News received
a bulletin from Charleston giving the
re6ult in the State at large, which at
that time was: Blease, L?un\can,
1,941; Jones, 63,755. On th? face
trf these almost complete returns the
News and Courier gave out the state,
ment that Blease was apparently
elected. Several hours earlier in the
afternoon the News and Courier had
wired The Herald and News that
Blease was leading by a majority of
about three hundred over his two opponents,
and that Blease was probably
\ Mr. Fred. H. Dominiek. who has
I ONE OF STA
d? Tillman Apparently Will
)ver?Richards May Ruu Ove
ir?Intense Interest in the R(
l managed Governor Blease's campaign,
| came to Newberry on Tuesday mornj
ing, where he has remained since.
! Mr. Dominick received returns Tues|
day night and all day Wednesday from
Columbia and Charleston and irom
the various counties throughout the
State. He has confidently predicted
/victory for the governor since the be
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f ginning of the campaign, and at 210
time during the reports did he lose
confidence in the result. He "was, of
course, very much delighted when the
message from the News and Courier
was received, and a little later when
he received a report that the Columbia
State's figures showed Blease's
election by about 2,000.
The figures published by the Columbia
State of Thursday morning showed
the following vote:
-Tnnw fin 9Kfi
The State reported that it had about
30 precincts missing.
The figures quoted above from tire
News and Courier, received by The
Herald and News on Wednesday night,
were based, according to the News
and Courier, on the total vote of the
State with the exception of seven
Tillman Apparently Nominated.
B. R. Tillman did not develop the
strength which has been his in political
days of the past in South Carolina,
but the indications at an early hour
Thursday morning were that he
j would go in 011 the. first ballot. He
i more than doubled X. B. Dial's votes
| and lacked but little of gaining a
i similar decisive advantage over \V. J.
'Talbert, his other opponent. The Cojiiimbia
Sta'e's figures stood:
T;iM.KM i, 3?. 17 o.
:al ba ttles
Win Out on First Ballot?
r With Cansler? Carter
ice For Governor
Lyon and Peeples rtun ?her.
For attorney general, J. Fraser Lyon,
candidate for re-election, was
I well in the lead on Thursday morning,
I hut thp returns showed that a second
race would be necessary between Lyon
and Thos. H. Peeplcs, of Barmw-il.
The vote stood:
Earle, 12, 042.
Carter For Treasurer.
For State treasurer, S. T. Carter
kent iin hi? remarkable run. brinffine
his vote up to 72,557,, to 41,396 for his
opponent, D. W. McLaurin.
For R. R. Commissioner.
In the race for railroad commissioner
John G. Richards has a bare
majority, but it seems likely that later
returns will overthrow this and force
him into a second race with James
Cansler. Mr. Richards, the incumbent,
at one time had a good lead over
his opponents, but the votes that came
in cut down his advantage until he
FRED. H. DOMINICK,
Gov. Blease's Campaign aMnager.
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The vote stood:
( Wharton, 21,001.
The Kesult by Counties.
Following is the result of the gov,
ernor s race by counties: v
County. Blease. Jones. Duncan.
Abbeville 1,316 1,322 23
Aiken .. 2,016 1,783 91
Anderson o,Uii id
Bamberg.. .. .. 575 684 22
Barnwell i ,181 i,063 17
Beaufort. ? .. .. 178 480 ll
Berkeley 633 478 15
Calhoun 399 588 6
Charleston 2,670 3,475 , 31
Cherokee 1,765 1,180 39
Chester. .. .. I,i47 1,147 28
Chesterfield .. .. i,444 l,20i 88
Clarendon 1,284 746 20
Colleton i,470 1,080 40
Darlington. 1,508 1,572
Dillon 1,135 1,097 78
Dorchester 675 690 22
Edgefield 637 1,352 26
Fairfield 729 799 50
(Florence 2,014 i,91i 72
Georgetown.. .. 589 975 12
Greenwood 1,407 1,592 138
Greenville 4,186 4.790 25
Hampton 614 836 27
i Horry 2,110 1.433 i20
i.Iasnpr *>7fl *>",
I Kershaw i,4!>2 1,026 o"
i Lancaster i .201 1.4U?j 2ft'
; Liuirens 2.212 !.77o
Lee 1,000 759 29
Lexington 2,304 1,961 73
Marion 909 1,177 27
Marlboro 1,142 1,283 i9
Newberry 1,613 i ,427 47
Oconee.. 1,987 1,545 83
Orangeburg .. .. 1,786 2,750 21
Pickens 2,259 i,297 97
Richland 3,004 2,867 73
Saluda I,i08 935 60
Spartanburg.. .. 5,464 4,822 i05
Sumter 888 1,353 20
Union 1,689 1,267 44
Williamsburg . . 868 i,026 29
York 2,346 1,936 51
Totals 70,300 65,986 ' 2,018
Great Political Battle.
The political battle just brought to
a close, so far as the gubernatorial
race is concerned, has been probably
the most remarkable in the history
of the Democratic primaries in South
| Carolina. When Hampton and his
followers redeemed South Carolina
from negro domination in 1876?
which was, of course,, the greatest political
battle and the greatest political
victory in the history of the State?
that was the fight of a united Demo
cracy, against scalawag and negrtf
rule. The battle just fought was a
battle by opposing factions in the
Democratic party. There are those
who think that the campaign of 1892
was more remarkable, and in some re?\
spects it was. But Tillman did not
have such opposition as had Blease? j
such united opposition. Even Tillman
himself had declared against Blease.
Returns Slow. ,
The returns were slow coming in,
owing to several reasons.
In the first place, the vote far sur-1
passed any vote recorded in a Democratic
primary, going some 15,000
and possibly more beyond the highwater
mark of the past.
In the second place, there were
long* county tickets, some of these
being counted first.
There was, in addition, a very slow
count in Charleston, owing to a num
JUDGE IRA B. JONES,
Defeated Candidate for Governor.
ber of local conditions. Other big
counties were very slow in the count.
The Charleston vote did not begin
to make itself appreciably known until
some time Wednesday. There was
the intensest excitement in Charlesrho
rhiv nf fleetion. and the
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News and Courier reported several
fights around and near the polls, and
a great deal of other disorder.
There were a number of alarming
rumors in circulation on Wednesday
in regard to Charleston, k being reported
that a riot "nail occurred a a
that several people had been kjiied.
This rumor seems to hav gained (Ii
dilation based on nothing ilr.iii
the fights which occurred in the city
on election day, and the further fact
that the militia of Charleston had
been ordered to tre held in readiness
in case necessity should arise for it
to take a hand. There proved to be
no occasion, however, for calling out
The County Races.
County returns from the various
counties have been slow in coming in,
and at an. early hour on Thursday
morning it was impossible to give any
definite idea of the results in the various
county races throughout the
State. It seemed likely that a fair
idea of the results in the various counties
could be gained during Thursday.
The Herald and News on Tuesday
night issued extras giving the results
in Newberry county. In the rush of
receiving reports over the telephone,
several errors have been discovered,
but it is hardly possible that the results
announced by The Herald and j
News can be changed by the official
tabulation. Owing to two mistakes in
receiving reports, the totals for the
governor's race in Newberry county as
given by The Herald and News were
not. exactlv correct. In the reDorts
sent out by the News and Courier,
however, these totals had been corrected,
The Herald and News having
carefully revised the figures in this
race on account of the fact that the
race in the State was so close. After
a careful revision, on the unofficial
returns received by The Herald and
News, the following totals for the
governor's race in Newberry county
As stated in the extra issued by
The Herald and News, Goggans and
Wheeler tie for clerk, according to the
returns received by this newspaper.
This race, of course, will be carefully
gone over by the county Democratic
executive- committee, and where a race
is so close the official figures may de'
cide it one way or the other.
<?> A CHAT WITH 3IRS. WOODROW
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Washington Times. \
Imagine a woman at the magnetic i
age ot' middle life, soft of voice, mat- !
ronly in contour, brown of eye and i
hair, above the average in height, |
charming in personality and you have I
the present mistress of the "Little \
White House" and possible future mis- j
tress of the "Big White House," at j
Washington. Mrs. Wood row Wilson,
who, until young Dr. Wilson came acourting
back in 1885, was Miss Ellen
Louise Axson, of Rome, Ga.
Mrs. Wilson is still surrounded by
the aura that clings to the soft,
dreamy South and more particularly
to the old-fashioned Southern woman,
the woman who was once described by
a distinguished visitor from abroad
as "God's agent on earth.'*
It was at the close of a dinner party
given at the summer executive mansion
that the wife of the Democratic
nominee for the highest office within
the gift of his party consented to be
On one of the big tables in the drawing
room, the only one unadorned
with beautiful floral testimonials of
friendship, stood a huge Independence
Day cake ribbed in red and white
and blue. On the wall opposite the
fireplace was a life-size painting of
the Madonna, one unusually gracious
j and free from ecclesiastic-ism. This
[ was the Inst, portarit Mrs Wilson did
! t- in> l.nifllfiOTkft .cnrlr o
nr.'v/i f 4 i\ i '?,*->! ill; mm. o\ u|m ' ui a.
eral years ago. It is only one of the
<rcms from Mrs. Wilson's brush, a
brush with so masterful and vivid a
stroke that an art critic recently gave
it as his opinion that "if Mrs. Wilson
could devote all her time to her art,
she would take first rank among the
women artists of the New World."
A study of the painting make3 the
spectator realize that the artists's
beautiful spirit of motherhood is reflected?the
spirit of motherhood
which Mrs. Wilson believes to be the
ideal type of womanhood.
"The happiest life for a woman,"
said Mrs. Wilson, smiling happily,
"contains three elements?a husband
with whose tastes you sympathize,
your home and your children. I've
often said?and I'm sure my husband,
practical theorist that he is, agress
with me?that husbands and wives
reach their truest and noblest develop- /
ment when they are complementary to
each other. That's the way I feel
about my husband. I want him to
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feel that I am always at his side.
"To say that I am pleased at Mr.
Wilson's nomination is superfluous. I
am proud of the trust that has been
reposed in my husband. What woman
would not be? Isn't it a great thing
for a woman to realize that the man
she loves is considered by a great political
party to be worthy of the high_
est office in tne land?
"But I cannot say that I am elated
at the honor that has come to Mr.
Wilson, because I appreciate the
grave responsibilities that Mr. Wilson's
present position carries with it
But no brave man fears or shirks responsibilities?rather
he prays that
his abilities will measure up to his
"Mr. Wilson has an opportunity to
do enormous good if he is permitted
to carry out the principles and the high
ideals for which he stands and has always
stood. I know my husband better
perhaps than any other person in
this country. I have faith that he wil!
live up to his opportunities.
<< r tlf A A + ll ATI/? f A lrr? AtTf TMtT "Un A .
i want umcib lu xvnu vv my nuoband
as I know him. You know my
husband's ideals and mine have always
been supplementary to each other.
I have the greatest confidence in
his ability to render practical the
theoretical ideals which he holds. I
have such great confidence in the
clearness of his vision that I have fre- r
quently accepted his ideas on subjects
about which I had no opportunity for
personally inquiring into.
"I believe that Mr. Wilson will be
elected. If he is I believe he will
make a good president. To my mind
he possesses one of the most essential
characteristics of a good president?
"Mr. Wilson is the very essence of
unselfishness. He never thinks of
himself. I have to do that part of his
thinking fcT'That is one reason
I say we are supplementary.
"It seems to me that a woman has
almost enough to do in attending to
her home. While I believe it wise for
a wife to know everything about her
husbands business affairs I do not
! believe in a wife interfering in his
| business affairs. The home is woi
man's sphere, the world is man^.
"A man <ir>pc not want tr? hp hnthpr.
ed with housekeeping details. As a
rule they are too trival to be discussed.
It is a good rule for wives not to
trouble their husbands with the vagaries
or idiosyncracies of the butcher
and the baker.
"Do not take this to mean that a
wife should not spur her husband on
! in his vocation. That seems to be the
j double function oi woman? ambition
; accelerator and mental recreator. A
wife should make it her business to
see that her husband secures a few
hours' mental recreation every day."
"Have you kept up with recent poI
litical developments?" Mrs. Wilson
j was asked.