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Of the progressive administration of Governor Manning constantly are coming to him from the four quarters
of South Carolina. They represent the composite thought of the State and foretell for him a successful continua
tion of the great work so well begun during his present term. Good government and Manning are synonymous !
JOHN G. CLINKSCALES:
Dr. J no. G. Clinkscales, former
candidate for Governor of South
Carolina and professor at Wofford
"My regular summer work for
Wofford College in particular, and
for education in general, has taken
me over many counties, and I feel
quite sure, after watching closely
the trend of things, that Governor
Manning will succeed himself. In
my judgment the Governor is gain
ing ground every day. The open,
manly, straight 'way* in which he
has met his opponents and his per
sistent fight all along for good,
clean government are gripping the
attention of the people as th? elec
tion day approaches.
"Many good men who would per
sonally prefer one of the other can
didates are beginning to feel as does
Dr. McCain; that to vote at this
time for any other would be evi
dence of a failure to appreciate an
honest effort on the part of the
chief executive to give South Caro
lina clean government.
"I am glad to find, too, that the
people will allow no more elimina
tion, such as we had two years ago.
'Every tub must stand on its own
bottom,' they say.
"Governor Manning has had no
easy task. His has not heen a bed
of roses. In discharging his duty
he has necessarily offended many
eeople. That was to be expected,
[e has done well, and I believe the
people will give him a second term
as governor, as he deserves."
"The public evil is
ended; the public good
Governor Manning's opening speech
And shall the public
good not be continued
by his re-election?
Thomas F. McDow, a prominent
attorney of York, says:
"I am supporting Governor Man
ning for re-election:
"Because he is a man of ability,
purity of character and a patriot
who is devoted to the best interests
of South Carolina.
"Because he has been strong
enough to advocate measures in the
interest of the masses of the people
against the powerful protest of
former friends of wealth, power
"Because on all occasions and
everywhere he has conducted him
self so as to reflect credit upon the
high office to which the people of
South Carolina have elected him.
"Because during his administra
tion there has been no unseemly
quarrel between the Governor and
the General Assembly and the Gov
ernor and the Judiciary. He has
received the respect of every de
partment of government and has
treated the other departments of
government with that respect and
courtesy to which they are entitled
from the Executive.
"Because, in my opinion, he has
made one of the best governors the
State has had since 1876, and on his
merits and by established custom he
is entitled to a second term.
"For these reasons I am support
ing Governor Manning, notwith
standing the fact that personally I
have the highest respect and regard
for Mr. Cooper."
Mr. Voter, it is up to you. The issue has been squarely drawn.
You know where Manning stands. CONDITIONS HAVE CHANGED.
IMPROVEMENT HAS BEEN NOTED ON ALL SIDES. The public
highways are now safe to travel; your persons are freed from peril,
and your homes are protected, for there is a vast respect for the law
throughout South Carolina. "There's a reason." Manning has up
held the sanctity of the law and the decrees of the courts. Light has
been shed and criminals court the dark. Progress is throughout the
State and retrogression checked. And from the foothills of the Blue
Ridge to the seaboard the cry wells up:
"Manning Has Made Good"
Former Cooper Supporter
Mr. David R. Coker, of Hartsville, one of the leading business
men and farmers of South Carolina, says:
"After talking with many representative men during the past
ten days, I am convinced that R. I. Manning will get a big vote from
Darlington county in the first primary-possibly a majority of the
total vote. Many who voted for other candidates two years ago feel
that they ought to show their approval of Mr. Manning's administra
tion and their gratitude to him for his progressive, humane, and
business-like course as governor,
"Mr. Manning not only promised to check blind tigerism, raee
track gambling and general lawlessness, but has demonstrated his
ability to do so. He not only deplored the lack of lav/ enforcement
and the contempt for law formerly prevalent, but has shown that
he can enforce the law and command respect for it. He not only
expressed his sympathy for the unfortunate insane, but has reorgan
ized the institution for their care and placed it on a par with the
best of its kind. His administration has been efficient, economical
and clean. He deserves to be our next governor and I feel sure that
Darlington and the Pee Dee section will do their part to re-elect
R. Goodwin Rhett of Charleston,
President of Chamber of Commerce
of United States, says:
"1 am giad to say that Governor
Manning ought to be extremely
gratified at the splendid reception
given him here, and is to be con
gratulated upon the fine address he
made. I think the people of the
State realize that he has fulfilled
his promises to an unusual degree,
and therefore those who voted for
him two years ago because of these
promises ought to be-and I believe
with few exceptions are-immensely
gratified, and will use every effort
to see that his work is indorsed and
acknowledged, and that he be given
an opportunity of doing still more
for the people of the State. I think
each day he is growing stronger in
the regard, esteem and affection of
Mr. Rhett is one of the best known
business men in South Carolina. In
addition to his other connections he
is President of the United States
Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Rhett
has traveled extensively over the
State and the above statement from
him is significant and indicates the
great strength of Governor Manning
with the people.
D. A. Geer, a large farmer and
marchant of Belton, says:
"Being in intimate touch with the
political situation in the Piedmont, I
firmly believe that Governor .Man
ning's strength in this section of the
State is growing daily regardless of
wild claims to the contrary. At no
time has his chance for re-election
been brighther. Should he not be
nominated in the first primary over
all his competitors, I am satisfied
that he will repeat his splendid vic
tory of two years ago when hf: de
feated Mr. Richards, by an over
whelming majority, in the second
primary. So far as my own county,
Anderson, is concerned, I believe he
will run a strong second in the first
primary. The other Piedmont coun
ties will give him a surprisingly
large vote, and I am satisfied that
those persons now claiming that
Governor Manning is weak in the
Piedmont will be greatly surprised
at his strength when the vote is
counted. Why shouldn't he run
strong in the Piedmont? He has
certainly proven himself worthy.
"Governor Manning's hard but.
unceasing fight for Jaw and order
and his success in restoring confi
dence in the forces making for
civic righteousness in South Caro
lina, his earnest advocacy of social
and industrial justice, his success
ful efforts for better educational
facilities for the white boys and
girls of the State, the economic
measures passed under his adminis
tration for improving the conditions
surrounding our rural population,
and the re-organization of the State
Hospital for the Insane, with its
modern, improved methods of treat
ment for the unfortunate inmates
and the large saving in dollars and
cents as a result of the economies
practiced there by the new adminis
tration, have caused me to give my
undivided support to Governor Man
ning. I believe that the majority
of the people of South Carolina
agree with me that his progressive
administration should be continued
so that the great work that he has
so well begun for law, order edu
cation, and humanity shall be car
ried forward by him to a successful
Vote for Manning and Good Government
LOCAL AND PERSONAL.
The quarterly conference and
educational rally will be held at
McKendree Friday, August 25.
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Key spent
the week-end in Augusta visiting
their daughter, Mrs. Hal Beman.
Mrs. Mike Watson and her
daughter, Miss Margaret Watson,
of Ridge Spring are guests of Mrs.
Milton Watson and Miss Ruby
Watson this week.
Mrs. Sam Agner and her daugh
ter, Miss Sallie Kate, of the west
side were among the visitors in
Miss Sophie Minas will leave next
week for New York to enter Belle
vue hospital, where she^will study
to become a trained nurse^
Mr. William Stalnaker of Tam
pa, Fla., is visiting in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Prescott.
Mias Mabel Prescott has gone to
Dowling Park, Fla., to visit her
uncle, Mr. J. W. Burnett. She will
also visit Jacksonville and Tampa
before returning home.
Mr. C. L. Turner brought the
first bale of new cotton to Ed?e
field last Saturday. The Edgefield
Mercantile Company paid him
13 3-4 cents fer it. This is the
earliest date upon which cotton has
been marketed here in four or five
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Byrd, ac
companied by their children, went
up to the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.
C. Fuller t<? attend a family barbe
cue Thursday. Mrs. Fuller and
the children remained until Sunday.
Mr. Byrd went up for them.
As Mr. W. D. U pshaw of At
lanta was prevented from coming
to Edgefield to hold services next
Sunday in the Baptist church, Kev.
A. L. Gunner will hold his regular
service in the Methodist church at
Misses Sadie and Ruth Long en
tertained a large house party last
week, their guests being Miss Daisy
Hill of Ellenton, Misses Beulah
Killingsworth and Cora Dick of j
Dunbarton, Miss Sadie Mims of I
Sumterand Miss Sarah Spearman
of Anderson. I
The report made by the grane
jury last week at the August term
of court is given in full on page
two of this issue. Read every word
Mr. E. S. Rives announces in his
advertisement this week that bis
first shipment of ladies' coat suits
have arrived and will be displayed
August 28. The ladies are invited
to see them.
Dr. and Mrs. Oscar LaBorde of
Columbia are spending this week
with Mrs. LaBorde's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. L. Dunovant. Dr.
and Mrs. LaBorde and M rs. Duno
vant motored to Augusta Tuesday.
Rev. and Mrs. T. P. Burgess are
here visiting friends. They have
be?n very cordially greeted. Edge
field has never had a minister who
was more beloved than was Mr.
Burgess when he served the Presby
terian church"at this place. They
are now making their home in
The friends of Mr. and Mrs. S.
B. Nicholson are delighted that they
have returned from Georgetown to
make their home among us again.
They have been very cordially greet
ed on every hand. As thor home
and farm are rented for this year,
they will occupy the attractive new
cottage of Mr. J. R. Scurry on
.leter street for the present.
No better record could be made
than that made by the county treas
urer. James T. Mims. When his
office was checked up a short time
ago his books showed that the sum
of*103,U00 has passed through
his hands during the past year and
his books were out of a balance on
ly 8 cents, and that difference was
in his favor. A better record could
not be possible.
After the criminal court adjourn
ed last week Judge De Yore passed
on a number of civil cases, among
them being a claim which was
made against the county by Mr.
J. II. Wright for ?76.50 for dam
ages alleged to have bm) sustained
through a defective bridge. The
claim was refused by the county
board of commissioners and an ap
peal was made to the circuit court.
Judge De Yore sustained the board
in rejecting the claim.
Mr. E. J. Mims, cashier of the
Bank of Edgefield, is enjoying a
week's rest and recreation.
We congratulate The Chronicle
upon its splendid ' Booster" edi
tion which was issued last week.
Its 32 pages contained many valu
able articles, together with quite a
number of local views.
Mr. Israel Mukashy left for Bal
timore New York and other eastern
points Tuesday to purchase a large
stock of merchandise for his store.
He will devote .two weeks to ran
sacking northern markets for the
newest and best of everything.
Miss Marguerite Matthews of
Newberry is here visiting Miss
Brooke Jones. She is passing the
time ver* pleasantly in Edgetield.
Miss Brooke gave a party in her
honor Monday evening, inviting
nearly a score of the younger set to
meet her guest.
County Chairman B. E. Nichol
son has sent tickets for the primary
election to one of the managers at
each box, the ene nearest the voting
place. If for any reason the tickets
are not received, the managers
should notify Mr. Nicholson at
once and another supply will be
The Ediretield friends of Miss
Ruth Strom and Mr. Frank Logan
were greatly surprised when the an
nouncement was made here that
they were married in Columbia last
Wednesday afternoon. They left the
capital city on the north bound train
for Washington, New York and
other places of interest. It is proba
ble that they will spend several
weeks on their wedding journey.
Miss Strom is a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. W. A. Strom and is very
popular among a large circle of
friends. After graduating from the
S. C. C. I. she attended the Green
ville College for Women and has
been teaching for several years. Mr.
Logan is the traveling representa
tive in this section of a large Au
gusta firm and is very popular on
the road and in ?d^efield. He has
been steadily"promoted since he be
came a traveling|salesman. Mr. and
Mrs. Logan wiil be cordially greet
ed by their Edgetield friends upon
their return from their northern
Red Hill News.
Last Thursday Messrs. R. A.
Wash, Eula Strom, J. T. and C. B.
Littlejohn and your correspondent
motored to Troy to attend the Ab
beville association, Col F. N K Bai
I ley is moderator of this association,
and we greatly lnjoyed the day.
There are many visitors in our
community this week. We will not
mention the names for fear we will
not get them all. We are glad they
Rev. E. C. Watson is here this
week in a meeting with our pastor.
Mr. Watson is a very earnest
him Sunday morning and at Col
liers in the alteruoon. Yes all the
women and children are going to
Gilgal next week. Gilgal is a good
community, and all who go will
have a good time. The ladies of
Antioch, Rehoboth, Republican and
Red Hill will go to Gilgal with all
dues paid up in full, so wi M the
Sunbeams and Y. W. A's. We are
glad to report this good news.
There will be a good number of
our boys and girls to go off to col
lege this fall,and we greatly rejoice
The Rose Cottage boys will go to
Furman Universitj-, September 13.
The cotton is late this fall, but
just as soon as it opens it will be
picked. Very little cotton will be
held while the price is 14 cents.
The many friends of Mr. J. D.
Quarles will be glad to know that
he is much improved.
Miss Alpha Hammond is at Glenn
Springs for a week or two.
The new fence is now being put
around the church and cemetery at
Antioch, it adds much to the ap
pearance of things. We hope to
see real soon a few coats of paint
on the hous?, we believe the Lord's
house should be the neatest and
prettiest in the community. "I love
thy house O God, his walls before
Licensed agent for four good li-i
censed Fire companies-one of them
the largest represented in Edgefield. I
Best service with appreciation of i
all patronage. j
me stand. '
Rose Cott ige.
E. J. NORRIS
On Monday, August the 28th, we |
I will open and have on display our B
Ifirst shipment of Ladies' Tailored
Coat Suits and Sport Coats. This
line consists of the very newest
? ideas of the season. We cordially
invite the ladies of Edgefield and
j vicinity to call and see these beau
! tif ul garments. The line will please
I have had my entire ginnery thoroughly overhauled
and am ready to serve the people, giving entire satis
tion in quantity and quality of lint.
I pay the highest market price for seed, and give my
personal attention to my ginnery and seed business.
/?. T. HILL