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If Primary Were Held Today He Says,
He Would Win First Ballot?
L Says Would Abolish Many
B Useless Offices.
f Greenville Piedmont.
"If the primary were to be held
* today, I have no doubt whatever that
t ??..ia oio^orf nvor Manni/nar and
1 WUU1U UC civvvvu W. V. ?
Cooper on the first ballot," was the
? declaration of Cole. L. ?lease Wednesday
morning, when asked what he
thought of his political prospects.
b Mr. Blease arrived in Greenville
L Tuesday afternoon to attend the anl
nual meeting of the grand lodge ot
the Odd Fellows. He will remain in
* this section until the close of the convention,
acd is a guest at the Ottaray
Hotel. He does not expect to make
|i| any political speeches during his
A present stay in Greenville, he said,
because he does not believe in mixr
fog fraternal orders up with politics.
> He declares, however, that he will
come back here later for political
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Mr. Blease was governor of South (
Carolina for two terms, but was defeated
two years ago for the United
States senate. He is now back in the
race for a third term as governor of
k the State.
m campaign is in much better
shape now than it was at the corresponding
time in any of my previous
campaigns," said Mr. Blease talking
over the situation Wednesday, "and I
am very much encouraged over the
situation. I think I can confidently
say that all those who were villi me
(in 1912 are with me this year, and
there are many with me this year
who were against me then."
Mr. Blease declared that Blease
? me?. had been elected on the State executive
committee in a number of
counties at the recent conventions,
V><-> Titof. nnohlo tn fri VP a OOTT!
rlllVU^U n CLO WV C- ~
plete list of these, as reports had not
come in from a number of the counties.
,x Mr. Blea6e said he considered this
a very favorable sign for his candidacy.
"It is certain, anyway,'* he
said, "that the State convention will
not be a Manning convention, nor a
Cooper convention, ;nor a Blease con- j
vention." I
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W Iljllt OCIHVVU U1UI UUU ??? ?0k
Governor Blease said he thought^
^ without doubt the main fight of the
Y campaign would be between him and
Governor Manning. "Mr. Mannir^
has the support of a well-defined faction
of the Democratic parts* in South
Carolina, and I haive the support of
the other well-defined faction," he
r said. "Mr. Cooper's candidacy will irot
^ hurt me in the least, and I rather
feel that it will help me."
' Another thing that is in my faIvor,"
said Mr. Blease, "is the -fact that
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Account Southern Baptist Co
The Southern Kailway will
i tickets to Asheville, N. C., ac
I Tickets on sale May 13 to 17,
returning May 31,1916. Th
L from stations named:
I Columbia $5.25 Green woe
L Union 3.30 Rock Hill
-Tk X- i__1 J 2
rrroportionateiy reuuceu ia
detailed information, apply t
Agents, or communicate wi
Passenger Agent, Columbia,
1 a great number of candidates ror
i county offices all over the dtate are
j coming out for me. ThLs is a sign
j that they believe I am going to win
j the race. If the primary were held
i today, I am sure I would defeat both
j Manning and Cooper ou the first bal:
lot." hut of course a .great deal of
money is going to be spent in support
of Manning's candidacy, and the
newspapers are going to conduct a
campaign in his behalf during the
next three mouths, and of course all
this will strengthen him."
When asked what measures he
would advocate if elected to the office,
Mr. Blease declared that among the
very first things he would advocate
-*- v ? 1- - ? ? ?.? a! a AS nAo O n/1
llie aDOilSXling Ui U?cicoe> uuiv.cs an' i
the reduction of taxation. He mentioned
among these "useless offices"
the State board of charities, and the
State tax commission, and said he
would "kick the tax commission out
of the window the very first thing."
"I would have the salary of the superintendent
reduced to what it was,
and to where it should properly be,'
| declared Mr. Elease.
"I would ask for a law allowing
1 each county to vote on the liqucquestion,
as to whether they wanted
it or not," he said. "I would stajnd bv
the present warehouse system and
: would advocate the law being amended
so as to strengthen it. I would ask
| such amendments to the insurance
: Jaw as would do equal justice to the
| insurance companies and the people,
but I certainly would not give way to
i the companies to the detriment of the
j interests of our State."
Favors Sonnd Government.
When asked as to his opinion on
the compulsory school attendance
law, Mr. Blease declared that he believed
in local self-government for
the counties, and intimated that he
would not stand in the way of a district
adopting compulsory school attendance
if the citizens warcted it.
"I want to see the small schools
consolidated into a big school house
centrally located and a "jitney bus"
system established so tl^at the little
children of the country can have as
good facilities as the children of the
cities," he declared.
Asked what he thought of the
movement to abolish the county-tocounty
campaign system, Mr. Blease
said he believed it would be for the
best interests of the State to retain
this system, as it afforded the people
the best opportunity they have to see,
hear and meet the candidates. "It
would not make any difference to me,
personally, if the system were abol
ished." he declared, "and in fact it
would rather help me. If you put
Manning, Cooper a.nd myself to
speaking at three different places in
the same community at the same
time, I'm sure I'd haJre a bigger crowd
to hear me than they would."
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OES MEAT -10^ 1
*J.?J Fk Xt- I fv IKJ f
to Asheville, N. C.
*""k '_ !_.
invention, May 17-24,1916
sell very low fare round trip
:count of" above occasion.
, inclu , with final limit
e follovv - ires will apply
)d $4.46 Newberry $4.60
4.50 Orangeb'g 6.75
g $6.25
res from other points. For
;o Southern Railway Ticket
ith S. H. McLean, District
S. C.
I Fourth District Congressman Easily
Beats Opponent Who Starts Race i
Question Argument.
T-he State. |
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Washington, May 10.?.News 01
how a member of the South Carolina
delegation in the house, Samuel J.
Nicholls of Spartanburg, severely
chastised a New Jersey member m a
Washington hotel dining room last!
night for remarks .which the latter
made concerning the while people of
the South and their treatment of the
negro, leaked out here today, alJ
though efforts were made to keep the
? i
matter quiet. Tnat me spariauuurg-1
er came best in the fistic encoun-,
j ter is quite apparent.
J Last ?night Mr. ^icholls was sitting
j in the dining room of a hotel when :
| the New Jersey congressman came in
j and sat by him. In a few minutes
j the latter's secretary also came in
j and joined the party. The New Jerj
sey man brought up the color ques- j
; tion and told Mr. Nicholls that the
people of the South did not underI
stand the negro and a good deal
mnrp aln <* thp same line, none of
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which was complimentary to the
| white people. He also said that his
' father was an abolitionist and that he
was one, too.
At this point the Fourth district
congressman protested that he did
not care to discuss the negro quesitio.j,
the matter of who was or who
| was not an abolitionist or anything
| about the subject. The New Jersey
man continued his insulting remarks, j
i Then quick as lightning out went
Mr. -Nicholls' left fist, straight from
I the shoulder, landing squarely on the
i\ew Jersey mans jaw iur a
uppercut. The New Jersey man had
'been told what the South Carolinian j
thought of himself and his ancestors.
"If you repeat that I will consider
that I have been insulted," said the
"New Jersey man. Mr. Nicholls did
not answer but sent another swinging
blow into New Jersey's physiognomy
that knocked him down good and
hard and there was no attempt to
i ^ - a ? VoTif Tnrcou
retaliate, aitiiuugii tuc .x^n uv.ivjv,;
man's secretary was standing by.
A clerk in the hotelfi who at first
thought he would interfere, changed
hig mind when he saw the South
Carolina blow landing on the New
Jersey face and instead, ran out of
the hotel door, making for home, so
those around said, and only returned
at the earnest request of the proprietor
when assured that no harm would"
come to him.
When the story leaked out here today
Mr. Xicholls was asked for a
Anf A^ri/iarti in or f Vi a mflttpr flTlfl
was reluctant to make it public.
However, he said that if all the facts
were given he had no objection to
their_ publication. He stated that 'he
regretted the matter very much but
that when the New Jersey man had
cast aspersions on the South there
was nothing to do but "slap his face"
?which he apparently did until
pulled off.
This morning the New Jersey man,
after getting a good drubbing at the
hands of the South Carolinian last
night, sent an apology for his part
in the encounter, if, in fact it can be
said that he had any part except his
remarks concerning tne soutn ana
his peculiar feeling when he came In
sudden and unexpected contact with
the dining room floor.
MASTER OF I. 0. 0. F.
Orphanage Saved by Pledges to Relieve
Obligations and Provide
a Fund.
Greenvile News.
Before adjourning their final sesI
nf tVi/i o-ron.^ 1 nH !?p VA<stPr<iav
*?XV/1X VI -51 M..L4. t*. ^ ^
{ morning, an eiection was held resulting:
Grand master, A. B. Langlev of
Columbia; deputy grand master, F. S.
Strickland of Columbia; grand warden,
James A. Clarkcon of Hopkins.
Richland county; grand secretary, 6.
T7" "ITi 11 inoreVi r\f Pr?llimhia STatld
JL . IlliliiljjO ? VI l-U V-r*. j o- *??? [
treasurer, H. Ende! of Greenville; |
grand chaplain, J. K. P. Neatherly
of Columbia; trustees of the home:
E. H.- Aull of Xewberrv, J. J. McSwain
of Greenville, grand representative,
F. C. Perry of Columbia, tht
retiring grand master; James H.
Craig of Anderson.
Home Saved.
me uaa renows orpuaiiage i"
Greenville, was one of the most important
matters before tlie grand
lodge. The Odd Fellows pledged
themselves to donate approximately j
$1,200 which will relieve the obligations
and place several hundred
dollars in the treasury.
Wednesday night, it may be men
tioced as pertinent to the subject, the
Rebekas raised $26 on the floor of
the convention and pledged the bal
ance. tlie purpose of which is to install
ek-Ltric lights in the home.
There was a proposition to merge
the home with an aid society aid this
issue was discussed at considerable
length at the lodge session "Wednesday
TW- ? A nil!
; lue suwieigii giauu i ..
meet in Chattanooga in September.
As stated lYr. Perry and Mr. Craig
will represent the South Carolina
grand lodge.
i G. E. Murtiashaw will attend as
[ representative of the garnd encampment
of South Carolina.
1 - -*- - 3 il, r-^1
! All tne Visitors expresseu mtmscives
as having enjoyed their stay in
Green', ille and were charmed with
the hospitable reception accorded
themselves on all sides.
The president and the secretary of
the Rcbekas, the ladies auxiliary,
were made ex officio members of
the trustees of the orphanage.
Expects Fine Year.
The newly elected grand master A.
B. Langley said that he expected a
ciif>r>P5sfnl vear with the lodges all
over the State especially since the
calmness after the period of unrest
incident to the European war. Mr.
Langley is one of the most progressive
citizens of the Capital City. He
is a director in the Homstead bank,
which is operated under the Morris
plan. I,i all public movements he is
a leading figure, being in name as
well as i/i fact, an executive of the
Columbia chamber of commerce. In
Odd Fellow circles he is a regular
attendant upon the meetings of his
lodge. He is also a Shriner.
! Greenville iXews.
| After a convention that was pro|
nounced the largest in the past four
years, the? Order of Rebekas adjourned
yesterday morning. The final session
lasted from 8 to 11:30 o'clock.
| The Rebekas were busy with their
lodge affairs and did not have a large
measure of time to devote to social
'matters. The election resulted: Pres
ident, Miss Alice Moss, of Blacksburg;
(vice president, Miss Annie
Cheeks, of Bath; warden, Miss Inez
Lamb, of Columbia; secretary, Miss
Minnie Hunt, of Greenville, reelected;
The Great
American Smoke
Fall in line with the redblooded
smokers of the good
old U. S. A. Smoke the cigarette
tobacco that's been an
American institution for three
generations?"Bull" Durham,
The snappy, relishy, starspangled
taste of "Bull" Durham
puts the national spirit of
get-up-and-hustle into your
hand-rolled cigarette.
Made of the choicest,
mildest leaf grown, "Bull"
Durham has a delightful mellow-sweet
flavor found in no j
other tobacco. And its
* f
1? 1?* o ^nnr/amp- i
aromatic iicigxcuii~c ,
ly unique. a !
"Bull" Durham is the freshj
est, liveliest of smokes.
Ask for FREE f
package of upapers"
with each 5c sack*
ftreasurer. .Mrs. Clara Matliias. re;
j The Kebekas donated $100 toward
the fund for equipping the orphanage
j with electric lights and raised $26.00
at the meeting Wednesday night.
The fund for installing the lights
j will be raised by festivals and sollci'
tations. :
The officers were installed by IWs.
H. J. Theiker, of Georgetown. Most
of the delegates left on the afternoon
trains. Mrs. Theiker will remain in
the city for a few days as the guest
of Miss Hunt.
I ?
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Don't fail to
counter of Glasswj
Plates, Cups an
r? 1
ware, nnameiwar
I * 1
| ful articles.
Mayes Book &
The House of
A few second hand Motoi
your old Motorcycle and ge
Harley-Davidson on installr
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Account United Confeder
May 16, 17,
The Southern Railway will i
tickets to Birmingham, Ala., a
sion. Tickets on sale for alK
sive, with final limit May 25tl:
j until June 14th hy personally <
cial Agent and payment ot a l
The following fares will app
Columbia $.830 Orangebur,
Greenwood 6.65 Abbeville
Chester 8.55 Rock Hill
Spartanburg 7.45 Greenville
j Proportionately low fares fr
On Monday, May 15th, thro
will be operated on train No.
a. m., Newberry 8.46 a. m., G
I? *? "D o*'Ur?TY> 1 1 DZ Tk TV
rivmg JDiriiiiiigiiani i itvv jlj.j
operated on this date, leavinj
Spartanburg 7.00 a. m., Green
a. m., arriving Birmingham 5.'
of modern day coaches and Pu
All regular trains will carry
cars for the accommodation of
"*"* tvi-pAVtiYinflATl Qf
i? Or UfcilcUitU iiixux Xiianviij c*?.
way Ticket Agent or communi
District Passenger Agent, Colt
P I A 1\I rvl
A M. JL 2k, A ? W
Write for catalog and rice
list. /
Box 165,
see my bargain
/> n 1
are, China, dowis,
dg Saucers, Tine
and other use
Variety Store
1000 Things
I ^
cycles cheap. Trade in
t a new one. Buy a new
nents and pay while you
4E, Dealer.
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bam, Ala.
ate Veterans Reunion,
13, 1916.
sell very low round trip fare
iccount of the above occarains
May 13 to 17, inclui.
Limit may be extended
depositing ticket with Speof
50 cents.
ily from stations named:
g $8 70 Newberry $7.45
6.35 Union . 7.80
8.55 York -8.55
6.80 Batesburg 8.00
om other points.
1 -1
ugh Pullman car and coacft
15, leaving Columbia 7.1&
reenwood 10.15 a. m., aru
Special train will also oe
g Blacksburg 6.05 a. nx
ville 8.00 a. m., Seneca 9.15
45 p. m. Train will consist
llman cars.
extra coaches and Pullman
veterans and their friends.
iply to any Southern Rail- i
icate with S. H. McLean, m
imbia, S. C.

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