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MANNING. S. C.. OCT. 11. 1911.
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ond Class matter.
TE PEOPLE ARE SERIOUS.
According to The Spartanburg
Herald Governor Blease has
little faith in Senator Till man's
deiial of his being in collusion
with Judge Jones and Railroad
Commissioner R i c h a r d s, as
charged in an editorial written
by Bose Crews. Blease thinks
that the scheme is for Jones to
run for governor, Richards for
lieutenant-governor and if they
are successful Tilliman is to re
sign his seat in the senate, Jones
to resign as governor and Rich
ards on assuming the governor
ship, to appoint Jones to the
senate. What there is in the
governor's views on this subject
we do not know. but we do know
that it is not an unheard of thing
for politicians to form just such
conspiracies, and when it has
been done, we have never known
one of them to pan out as
planned. In this particular in:
stance, we think the governor
is unnecessarily extrcised: if he
can beat Judge Jones as easy as
he claims he will, then what
difference does it make how
many conspiracies are formed,
nor who the conspirators are?
The rext primary will be hotly
contested, and the opposition to
Blease will be intense, at the
same time, he has a host of
admirers who will stand by him
through thick and thin, then,
there is another element dis
posed to let him have a second
term if his record as governor
justifes it, the latter class will
hold the balance of power and
they will be the determining
force; if the governor makes a
reasonable showing of duty per
formed, and satisfies the people
that his administration has not
been worse than his predeces
sors, he will be re-elected, but
the burdern of proof will be on
him. When he goes into the
next primary asking for an en
dorsement he must be able to
convince the masses of his
worthiness, to say that this and
that politician has plotted
against him will cut no figure
with the voters.
We are satisfied that Judge
Jones will not be the only can
didate against Blease for gov
ernor, notwithstanding his an
nouncement so far in advance of
the usual time; there are several
men in the State with guberna
torial aspirations who feel they*
have had a raw deal by Jones'
early-bird tactics, and that the
scheme of bringing him out in
advance of them, and the effort
to give him a monopoly of the
oppositionto Blease, is the work
of a few newspaper men, the
brain center of the scheme they
believe lies in the city of Colum
bia in the neighborhood of The
State office; therefore, these
will not be content to let the
creature of a supposed news
paper conspiracy have things his
way, and at the proper tiune they
will assert their rights, and come
forward to ask for the suifrages
of the voters of the State.
We are not of those who think
that Blease is invincible: we be
lieve he will be defeated, unless
he can show a clean sheet, and
that his administration is de
serving of endorsement. We do
not think the people will be in
fluenced by the methods of de
signing politicans: in other
words, it is our opinion, the
next election will be given more
serious consideration by the
voters than has been given to
any previous election in years.
Governor Blease has said many
things which the opposition
have taken advantage of to mag
nify to suit their purposes, and
he has done some things which
have shocked his supporters, at
the same time, he has done
things which was expected of
him, and which he promised
when a candidate for the office.
These things which have jarred
the public he will have to explain
to those he is accountable to,!
and, if his explanation is satis
factory, of the newspapers,
and the conspiracies of pohti
cians will not be effectual to
dethrone him, but should he be
unable to give a satisfactory
account of his stewardship, we
can see his finish now, and
succeeded by a man who, as
yet, has not announced himself
for the otfice.
Tenewspapers winl persist
in giving prominence to the
Belton incident in which the
governor was charged with be
ing discourteous to a lady ticket
agent, and which he has denied,
and is sustained by the lady.!
The lady so'ys over her signature
in a letter to the superintendenit
of the railroad that the governor
was not discourteous to her
and that a wrong impression
has been created concerning theI
The Hemphill-Gonzaes alli
ance is one of the newspaper
wonders, and that couple should!
reach into North Carolina is
THE CRY OF STOP, THIEF.
They are going to have the
time of their lives in C(harlestor
next month in the municipal ecc
tien. The registration book:
have been padded so have thc
Club) rols. aid each side accuse.
the otlt of attemuptinig to win
the eictio 1 by rraud. St rang
to say in accusin one another 01
wvanting to cheat, both'sides arc
telling the trutil. If (harlestoi
has had a fair election since th(
city came.. into Demiocratic con.
'ro' it wa.s whten there was lic
opposition. or the weather con
ditions did ot l)nnIit going t
Magnolia for a voting list, no
onY o. tlhose who are now cry
ing out against fraud. are thc
benciciarics of the frauds tha1
have been couumitted in the year
past. The fight being waged bi
the opposition to the "ring" 01
perhaps it is best to say the ad
ministration, is from an elemen
that has been endeavoring to te
the people all alog of the fraud
ulent methods employed by thos<
in control of the machine. Bu
the question with those wantinm
honest methods, and an hones
government is, will the "Outs
be any better than the "Ins?
The Rhett-Hyde forces represen
the machine. while the Grace
Hughes forces are endeavoring
to build up another machine, it i.
a row that is of interest to th<
State atjlarge because, the con
tro: of the election machinery ir
Charleston means considerable ii
the election for State officers. W(
take no stock in the effort of on(
side to decre the other by cryin
fraud, for we believe both side:
are corru pt so far as the method
employed to win are concerned
It is a case of the pot calling tn<
kettle black, and it will alway:
be so until the citizenship of th<
city take the control of the cit]
out of the hands of the profes
NOT A CONVICT, BUT A GUEST.
We note an item in last Mon
day's State to the effect tha1
John J. Jones the Branchvill
lawyer that killed Abe Pearlstin<
a long time ago. and who wa:
convicted and sentenced to th<
penitentiary for ten years, ha
not served a day of that sentenc<
but instead he has been kept a
the penitentiary as "a detentioi
prisoner." Jones was convicte'
and sentenced but his lawyers b
some hocus pocus arrangemen
gave notice of appeal, in th<
meantime they applied to th<
governor for a pardon. this was
refused, and still Jones is not
prisoner at the penitentiary
Why this special privilege fo
Lawyer Jones we cannot under
stand. It is our opinion that th
Jones conviction will be a farc<
on justice if the authorities per
mit him to be a guest instead o:
a convict. If Jones is guilty o:
the crime and a jury of his coun
trymen say he is then eithel
pardon him that he may go fret
or respect the law by putting
the convicts stripes upon hin
just as would be done to som<
unfortunate wretch who has n<
influential friends. The peni
tentiary is no place to entertait
The inquiry being made int<
the rate charges of the Southeri
express company will it i:
thought reduce the charges. I
there is a legalized robbery it
this country it is the charges
made by the Southern Expres:
The announcement of Majoi
1. C. Hemnphill to take editorial
charge of the Charlotte Observe:
comes rather as a surprise.
Major Hemphill made many
friends in Richmond, and wi
had begun to think he was a fix.
ture in that thriving city, bul
now that he is to be nearer homt
we yet have hope that he come.
back where his ability is appre
cated. Like a good many othere
we are anxious to see how hN
will get over his former conten.
tion that the Mecklenburg
declaration is a myth.
Senator Tillmnan's letter tc
Editor Bose Crews has a good
deal of the old time tire in it.
He takes advantage of Crews
editorial to say the people should
have elected John G. Richard:
goveror. whether this isa
starter for Richards to comc
into the gubernatorial race is
not known, but it is evident thai
notwithstandingz Tilhnan dis
claims any intention of taking
sides in the comning contest. he
does not feel at all enthusiastic
over the candidacy of those al
read y announced. S hi o u I
Richards get into the fight he is
already endorsed by Tilhnan.
This endorsement may or mayr
not bring Richards to the front,
if it brings forth his announce
ment for governor the race wil.
be considerably complicated.
Beware of Ointments for Catarrh that Contai
1d com'tp e 'v deratl the who~e 'v-tem' whe
.torin ~ it ruh the mucus srae-se
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Gi es Aid To Strikers.
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wor.i Thenf yo teed those pileasam
Life Plls-t 0 l'.e th~em natural aid :mt
gently compel pr'opera ao. !Kxcellem
health soon follows Tryv them. '2 m
M ANNTNG,.S. C.
W. C. T. U. Convention.
By MiSS Cleo E. Attaway.
The Twenty-eighth Anniversary Convention of the South Car
olina Woian's Christian Temperance Union met in the Manning
Methodist church, October U-8, 1911. The majority of the delegates
arrived Thursday night.
The President, Mrs. Joseph Sprott. called the convention to
order Friday morning. The Crusade Hymn was sung: the Crusade
Psaln was read responsively: Mrs. C. A. Waters led the opening
prayer. The President's address was a very interesting one, and
was listened to with deep attention. She told of the W. C. T. U.
in this State when the convention met in Manning seven years ago;
imarked progrress was noted. sever. years ago the number of W. C.
T. U. members in South Carolina was 142: last year the number
was 794. The Corresponding Secretary, the Treasurer and Record
ing Secretary then gave their reports. The parlimentary drills by
Mrs. A. E. Wait are always beneficial. Mrs. George Dickson sang
"We Are Coming Dear Leader." Then followed a roll call of the
The afternoon session Friday opened with a song service con
ducted by the musical director, Mrs. C. A. Waters. The revision
of the Constitution and By Laws took up considerable part of Fri
day afternoon and Saturday morning, this was a rather tedious,
yet a necessary work. The bright face of our untiring Editress of
the Palmetto White Ribbon, Mrs. J. L. Mims, was missed. Tele
grams from the convention were sent to Mrs. J. L. Mims, Edge
tield, who is Vice-President and Editor of Palmetto White Ribbon,
and to the National President, Mrs. Lillian M. N. Stevens, and to
tive State W. C. T.U. Conventions in session.
Friday evening was given to the welcome service, and to an ad
dress by Mrs. Florence E. Atkins of Nashville, Tenn. The follow
ing gave appropriate words of welcome: Mr. S. 0. O'Bryan, repre
senting the Mayor; Mr. Charlton DuRant, the Board of Trade; Rev.
A. R. Woodson, the churches; Mrs. R. E. Harlee, the Woman's or
ganizations. The response to these addresses was given by Miss
Cleo E. Attaway, State organizer. Beautiful and charming Mrs.
Florence E. Atkins held the audience spell bound as she answered
the arguments put up by the liquor traffic. She has the power of
inaking the people see the awful hideousness of the liquor traffic.
The report on L. T. L. work which was written by Miss Bessie
Lee Black was read by the President. The following officers were
- nnaninously re-elected: President, Mrs. Joseph Sprott of Man
ning: Vice-President, Mrs J. L. Mims ot Edgefield; Treasurer, y
Mrs. C. P. Robinson of Chapin; Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. C.
A. Waters of Pickens; Recording Secretary, Mrs. T. R. Denny of p
Johnston. Miss Leilah Attaway of Saluda, was elected Secretary '
of the L. T. L. Branch.
Saturday afternoon was given to department work. Many en
couraging reports and helpful suggestions were given. One spec- t
ially beautiful feature of the afternoon was the presentation of
pretty haind painted book marks by Miss Jessie Curtis, flower mis
sion Superintendent to the general officers, the distribution of
roses to the entire congregation, the medical superintendent's re
I.ort mentioned, and copies of many of these were shown the audi
ence, quite a number of newspapers in South Carolina that do not
t print liquor ads. We feel that this is an upward move in the cause
Medal contest night is always one of the best sess?#' of the
convention. The medal contest Superintendent, Mrs. Lena A.
Smith of Leesville, gave a clear and pointed talk concerning med
al contest work. The oratorical and musical contests, though not
so large this year, were very good indeed. The judges awarded
oratorical medal (gold) to Miss Evelyn Swain of Chapin, and the 1
-musical medal (silver) to Miss Annie Hirschman of Manning. Miss
Jessie Curtis offers a hand painted picture to tbe Union doing the l
best flower mission work, this was won by the Georgetown Union,
the next prize a book was won by Congaree Union, the President, 1C
Mrs. Joseph Sprett. offers $2.00 to the L. T. L. doing the best
tiower mission work. Paxville L. T. L. won this, the State W. C.
T. U. offers 85.C0 in gold to the boy or girl writing the best essay
on value of total obstinance to a life, the winner of this medal was W7
SMiss Ruby Sasser of Conway, her subject being "Alcohol and the
Sunday morning a large crowd gathered in the Methodist
church and listened attentively to the scholarly address by Hon. lC
)Mendel L. Smith of Camden. His words showed deep thought, and
gave one a more exalted opinion of the cause of temperance. The \~
chorus singing beautifully rendered by the choir deserves special
mention. Sanday afternoon was given to the children. A neverC
to be forgotten scene was tl.e march of the large number of chil
dren carrying flags. The singing by the children evidenced care
ful training, such sweet singing by these young voices was indeed
inspiring. Mrs. Atkins gave one of her enthusiastic. characteristic IC
addresses, her boat story made an impression that will always last.
The temperance work cannot do its best without the children.
Sunday night the climax seems to haye been reached. The
address by Mrs. Florence E. Atkins on Esther was a wonderfulrC
masterpiece. Her line of reasoning was logical, and her words
thoroughly convincing. The outlook for the South Carolina Wo- l
man's Christian Temperance Union another year is bright. The
convention took a forward step in that it decided to employ a State
Organizer for all of next year.
Thanks are due to the pastors of Manning. Rev. A. R. Wood
son. Rev. F. H. Shuler and Rev. H. K. Williams, for their help in
conducting several devotional exercises. And special thanks arer
due to those who added to the pleasure of delegates through their
atomobiles, buggies, etc. And special mention should be made ofr
the good people of Manning for their generous hospitality, and a
rising vote of thanks is due our efficient president. Mrs. Joseph
Sprott, for her wise steering of many thmngs connected with the
convention, too numerous to mention S E P
HUNT'S OIL flESTROYS tEP
is tihe one unfailing scientific dress
ing which instantly relieves and per- Many Manning People
imanently cures all hurts, cuts, burns,
bruises, sprains and wounds of every Tstify to Tis1.
kind Pan lavesat ncebecause You can't sleep at uight,
the air is excluded, and the oil cover- With aches and pains of a bad back,
ing acts as artificial skin. The quick- IWhen you have to get up) from uri
estfasesthealing oil known- nary troubles,
UNTS MEA LING OIL. :25 cents and All on account of the kidneys,
Sherman, Texas. They are for kidney ills.
Sold by ' Mrs. Rt. L. Logan, of 3Mannirg, S. C.,
9 savs:'Doan's Kidney Pills have been
Zeigler's Pharmacy so-benelicial to me that I am glad to
_______ _____-recommend them. For a long time I
W. T LESSNE.~. ~ MOUON.had trouble from my kidneys and I suf
W. T LESSNE. P. 8 MOUON.fered from a lame and aching back that
kep~t me from getting my proper rest at
niaht. Doan's Kidney Pills, which I
obtained from Dr. W. E. Brown & Co.'s
Newr Market Drug tore and usedas dirted,'r
~* lieved me. At the present time I am
enjoying much better health."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
We i'v- opeed firt casscents. Foster-NIilburn Co., Buffalo,
We hve pend afirt cassNew York, sole agents for the United
leef Market in the building States.
recently occupied by the laun- Remember the name-Doans-ana
dry and hope for a share of take no other.
yo ar patronage. Satisfaction __________
uaranteed. Everything kept..
lean and 'up-to-date :: : Notice of Discharge.
We will apply to the JTudge of Pro
bate for Clarendon county, on the
:10th day of Oct. 1911, for letters.of dis
Come to see us. charge as administrators of the es
tate of Samuel A. Rigby, deceased.
JosErH W. Rmunv, l
A LFoNSO J. RIGBY,
LL L.CiPLC N I 1VMI170N. I ani-. S. C epte." 1," 1911.n
JUST A FEW
Don't miss th
few days longer.
ing this Sale.
SELLOWE LIL GLQT
I DURING KR.
LY CLOSES FRIDAY,
is opportunity, just a
we give is proven by
rg sales we made dur
ns in Clothing and
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