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Republicans Hold State Con
vention in Negro
At the state convention of the Un
ion Republican party of South Caro
lina, held yesterday in the Lincoln
treatre on Washington street, Joseph
W. Tolbert was reelected state chair
man of the executive committee, a
party platform was adopted, numer
ous speeches were made in which it
was said that a brighter day for the
Republican party in this state was
dawning, and several resolutions
.were adopted. In one of these reso
lutions, the convention indorsed Jo
seph W. Tolbert for United States
marshal of the Western district of
South Carolina and requested that
the appointment be recommended by
the judiciary committee and confirm
ed by the senate.
The convention was well attended
and the large number of white men
in attendance was especially notice
able; it was said that approximately
65 per cent of the delegates present
were white. One woman delegate,
Alethia Sweat, from Dorchester
county, attended the convention and
was introduced from the platform.
For a time she was the only
negro woman present in the theatre.
She sat on the platform throughout
the proceedings of the convention.
Throughout the convention the
power wielded by Joe Tolbert over
the delegates^ and the high place he
held in their esteem was manifested;
when he, in the course of an address
said "we want men, white men and
black men, in our party-men who
love South Carolina and who want to
see her grow and prosper-and you
can look around you now and see that
it can not be said that there is no
one in the Republican party in South
, Carolina except Joe Tolbert and two
negroes-" when he uttered those
statements, tremendous cheers greet
ed his remarks and the convention
applauded him vigorously. Again
when J. R. Levy of Florence made a j
speech in which he said that Mr. Tol
bert held the position of national
committeeman and also that of state
chairman and said "if the Republican
party in the state is composed of
more than one man, it ought to di
vide things up" and suggested that
John F. Jones of Blacksburg be
made state chairman, there were
calls for "Tolbert." Almosti every
..man-who addressed the convention
paper representatives were called to
the platform and provided with a ta
ble. After a few introductory exer
cises, Mr. Tolbert advanced to the
front of the stage and made the first
speech of the day.
"Two parties are necessary for the
best interests of any state," he said.
"The spirit of America is not to dis
franchise but to give liberty. Mem
bers of ;;ur party pay taxes; they
work the roads; they engage in the
battles of the nation; why should
they not have privileges that are de
nied them in the Southland? I have
no mission but to build up our state.
For 23 years I have tried to get the
right guaranteed us. We are not here
for any purpose but to better condi
tions in South Carolina. We are not
here to run any party man for office;
we are here for the peace and pros
perity of South Carolina. I love this
state as much as any man; my peo
ple came from County Antrim, Ire
land, 149 years ago, and no one else
has ever owned the land that the Tol
berts own today; we are not clamor
ing for any thing we have no right
"The time has come when there,
should be two parties in our state.
Every one is supposed to have some
political rights-and we can not be
disfranchised by a grin nor a sneer.
We believe the constitution of South
Carolina should be enforced in every
particular, especially where men's
rights are concerned.
"When we go to the places of reg
istration with our tax receipts and
say 'Register me,' we should be reg
istered if the registration law is valid.
I have fought for enfranchisement,
and have been buffeted and beaten,
but I am not discouraged and feel
that there is hope ahead for us.
"I see here ten times as many men
as were ever at any Lily White con
vention; I see here men of wealth
and influence. Our party has awaken
ed-as the Lily Whites went the 'sho
jnuff' whites came-and they are not
the kind that wither in a bottle, but
men who can help us win our fight."
He spoke briefly of the fight made
against the Lily White faction and
of that against "John McLaurin, Doc
Adams & Co.," and said, "The Tol
bert organization has gotten every
appointment from the president of
the United States in South Carolina
and every appointment due to be
nade has been made."
At the conclusion of Mr. Tolbert's
speech there was prolonged cheering
and cries of "Tolbert! Tolbert!"
Call of Roll.
H. H. Mobley called the roll by
counties, the delegates responding as
;heir names were called. T. E. Lewis
served as assistant secretary with
Mobley. R. H. Richardson of Sumter
presided while the roll was being
After the roll call Ernest F. Coch
ran of Anderson was made tempo
rary chairman and made a brief
speech, in which he spoke of the per
sonnel of the convention, saying that
"the conventions of the last 25 years
can not compare in personnel with
this convention." A committee on
credentials was appointed and while
this committee was preparing a re
port a number of speeches were
made. Bishop W. D. Chappelle stress
ed the importance of registration; J.
D. E. Meyer of Charleston said he
had once been a Democrat and told
why he had become a Republican
"only a fool never changes his mind,"
he said, in speaking on "Why People
of South Carolina are Democrats."
M. B. Lee of Lancaster said he liked
Mr. Meyer's speech, as he liked to
hear a "converted" man talk; "Pm
glad," he said, "when the colored
man has got something the white man
is willing to associate with. We'll
help make South Carolina a great
state." Turning to Mr. Tolbert he
said-, "You would not be my friend
if you made me postmaster at Colum
bia," and a voice in the audience
said: "No-someone would kill you."
S. J. Leaphart said the convention
was the most representative he had
seen in,South Carolina. J .S. Earle of
Spartanburg said the Republican
party was more alive than it had been
for years. D. A. Perrin of George
town in a short speech paid ? tribute
to the leadership of Mr. Tolbert. The
Rev. Frederick C. Redfern of Bene
dict college made a speech in which
he told of the achievements of the
Republican party; Maj. J. F. Jones
and J. A. Tolbert, Jr., also spoke.
Convention in Hubbub.
Permanent organization was ef
fected by the election of J. H. God
win of Columbia, chairman; R. H|
Richardson, Sumter, vice chairman,
and H. H. Mobley, secretary. L. A.
some time had elapsed that quiet was
restored and N. J. Frederick of Co
lumbia nominated Joseph W. Tolbert
as state chairman for four years. The
name of John F. Jones was also
placed before the convention by Dr.
J. S. Levy of Florence, but Major
Jones asked that it be withdrawn and
Mr. Tolbert was elected unanimously.
The election of members of the
executive committee was then enter
ed into and John F. Jones of Colum
bia and H. C. Hardy if Spartanburg
were elected members at large. Oth
er members were as follows: First
district, T. H. Pinckney, A. J. Clem
ents and A. B. Seabrook. Second
district, W. S. Dixon, J. M. Jones
and W. A. Jackson. Third district,
James W. Tolbert, L. C. Waller,
Churchwell. Fourth district, B. F.
Thompson, B. J. Madden, J. A. Tol
bert. Fifth district, George Watts,
A. C. Stewart, William Goodwin.
Sixth district, E. J. Sawyer, I. J. Mc
Cortie, W. L. McFarlane. Seventh
district, M. J. Frederick, Jacob Moor
er and S. J. Leaphart.
After the executive committee had
been elected H. B. Rikard of New
berry read a resolution in which
there was expressed a desire to know
why it was that some appointments
had not been given men of color. Ma
jor Jones of the internal revenue de
partment told of the civil service reg
ulations. L. A. Hawkins then present
ed as information, his resolution hav
ing to do with the tenure of office of
the state chairman.
Frederick W. Redfern then read
the Republican platform of the state
of South Carolina and submitted a
number of resolutions which were
The closing paragraphs of the plat
form were as follows:
"We heartliy endorse the assiduous
efforts of the Hon. Joseph W. Tol
bert as the leader of the Republican
forces of South Carolina. His work
in the state and in Washington is
worthy of commendation and praise,
j He has earned any honor that is with
in the gift of the Union Republican
party. The great responsibilities
ought to "be shared by others in our
ranks to secure favorable considera
tion for the party. Stand together in
unity. Seek reform within the ranks.
As intelligent and conscientious Re
publicans determine what the party
shall be in-South Carolina. As a mi
nority party we stand for its pros
perity and success. As a matter of
fairness and honesty the party should
be represented on the board of reg
istration and on the board of elec
"Rally to the Republican banner
all citizens, women and men, who
think much as we do and who may
become sympathetic with our ideals
and principles, and thus secure a re
spectable recognition for them. Aim
to command citizens of integrity and
worth who are known to have the "in
terests of the state at heart for more
than politiacl reasons, and thus de
velop a militant Republican party
for the just and impartial adminis
tration of law and for the prosperity
and peace of South Craolina and the
American' Union of States."
Delegates from Edgefield: Milton
S. Strother and W. G. Ouzts; alter
nates, M. A. Watson and W. Scott
$125 Cow Paid for Herself in
"The boll weevil made it necessary
to change from cotton to dairying
and livestock growing, but tire eradi
cation of the cattle tick made the
change possible," said A. L. James
of Darlington, South Carolina, a re
cent convert to purebred cattle.
"We had ticks on our farm," he
said, "and at that time our 12 cows
were worth about $5.00 for the whole
lot. Now we have 44 Guernseys, in
eluding young stock, and they are
easily worth an average of $300 a
Soon after the fever ticks were
cleaned out in this section of the
state, Mr. James bought a good cow
for $125, and in 125 days she had
paid for herself in addition to pay
ing for her keep. The price of milk
is not so high now as it was imme
diately following the taking off of
the last tick, but still the making of
milk is profitable. One factor that
has had much to do with it is the
feed, which is large home grown. Cot
tonseed is exchanged for cottonseed
meal. Hay is made of oats and vetch
But the best crop of all on the
James farm, not excepting cotton and
corn, in the owner's opinion, is the
velvet bean. It is easy to grow 60
bushels of the beans in the pod to the
acre on land that will grow 30 bush
do. In 1920 Mr. James was getting
on well, but the price of cotton took
a drop and only a good production
of milk kept him going. The cows
enabled him to hold his cotton for
better prices without danger of a vis
it from the sheriff.
Formerly it was the custom on this
farm to grow 20 acres of cotton to
the plow. Now cotton is still grown
in spite of the weevil, but the acre
age has been cut to 5 acres to the
plow. Milk is the important crop
now. Besides producing direct re
turns, the cows, with the help of vel
vet veans and a reduced cotton acre
age have cut down the fertilizer
bill. In 1920 the farm used 160 tons
of commercial (or purchased) fer
tilizer. This year on 21 tons were
Mr. James is now a successful
dairyman and cattle breeder, but
there is one regret that will be with
him to the end of his days. He sums
it up when he says: "I should have
made the change 25 years ago."
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Program of Baptist Woman's
Mission Society October
5th to 7th.
Thursday, October 5
Song-How Firm a Foundation. ?
W. M. U. Watchwords in unison:
I con do all things through
Christ which strengtheneth me.
God is able. 2 Cor. 9:8.
' Devotional-Mrs. J. W- Peak.
Bible Promises-Philippians 1:6,
Acts 1:8, 2 Cor.. 9:8 (verse in
Bible Prayers-Colossians 1:9
12" Ephesians 3:14-21.
4:1-3, Ephesians^ 5:1,2, Philippians
Prayer for all the 75 Million Cam
paign interests in South Carolina.
Brief Talks : News Notes
a. From our General Board, Mrs.
b. From State Mission Accomplish
ments and Needs, Mrs. D. B. Hol
c. From our Sunday School work,
Mrs. B. L. Mims.
d. From our Educational Institu
tions, Mrs. J. P. Nixon.
Prayer for our Secretaries and
Poem-Pray, Give, Go, Mrs. A. T.
a. Connie Maxwell Orphanage
A Campaign Asset, Miss Kellah Fair.
b. S. C. Baptist Hospital-A Home
of Merck, Mrs. W. A. Byrd.
c. Paying what we owe-Ministe
rial Relief Fund, Mrs. W. B. Cog
1. For these institution and their
corps of workers.
2. For the veterans of the cross
and their families.
Song-Help Somebody Today.
The Relation of these State Inter
ests to Southwide Institutions and
World-Wide Missions, Mrs. M, \N.
Reading-Poem, Somebody, Mrs.
E. S. Strom.
Closing Song and Prayer for all
Friday, October 6
The young people's societies of the
church will have charge if the exer
tne first Uiv isiyjii yicaiucuv) imo. >? .
B. Cogburn, and the following pro
gram will be carried out.
All societies of the churches in the
division are invited to bc present.
Meeting of the First Division W.
M. U., including the following
churches: Berea, Bethany, Edgefield,
Gilgal, Little Stevens Creek, Bold
Spring, Mountain Creek.
Mrs. W. B. Cogburn will preside
over the meeting.
Devotions-Mrs. John T. Griffis.
Roll Call of W. M. S. and Y. W. A.
societies with verbal reports from
The World For Christ-Mrs. T. B.
Campaign Plans-Mrs. J. L. Mims.
Vocal Solo-Mrs. M. B. Tucker.
Address-Rev. A. T. Allen.
Song by Sunbeams.
Report of Sunbeam Bands, each
responding with a song or recitation.
Report of G. A. and R. A. organi
Plans for the year for Sunbeams,
Mrs. M. N. Tillman.
Address-Mrs. W. J. Hatcher.
Notice of Bridge Letting
Notice is hereby given that the
Board of Commissioners of Edgefield
County will on Friday, October 6th,
1922, meet at Turkey Creek bridge |
on Meeting Street road in Edgefield
county, South Carolina, at ten
o'clock a. m. for the purpose of re
reiving bids for the erection of
bridge consisting of one steel span
.forty feet long and one wood span
about twenty feet with concrete pil
lars and will meet at twelve o'clock
at the bridge over Sleepy Creek on
the New Cut road near Mr. Wiley
Timmerman's for the purpose of re
ceiving bids for the construction of
a bridge at said place similar to that
bridge described above. The County
will furnish all material. Right re
served to reject any and all bids.
A. A. EDMUNDS,
For Board of Commissioners.
Edgefield, S. C.
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