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VOL. XXVIII. MANNING, S. C., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1916 NO 45
THOUSANDS GAIH[R 10 $A
In spite of the weather the tent on
Agusta street was crowded last night
to the utmost. Thousands packed un
der the tent, hundreds stood on the
outside, autmobiles lined up line af
ter line, men and women stood and
listened until far into the night, as
one by one the- various pastors and
leaders made fitting remarks in ref
erence to the work done in the past
Dr. Davis of the Second 'resby
terian churgh, Dr. Hahn, of the Pen
dleton Street Baptist church, Rev.
Mr. McAuley, of the Associated Re
form Presbyterian church, Adjutant
Crook, of the Salvation Army, Rev.
Mr. Holler, of St. Paul Methodist
church, Dr. N. J. Holmes and others
among those who, with much feel
ing and sincerity, heartily endorsed
and thanked Mr. McLendon, Mr.
Pledger, and the other members of
the party, for the most gracious
meeting that has ever been held
hereabouts. Wherever you go for
miles around Greenville you will hear
echoes of this meeting, and some day
in eternity glad hands will be clasp
ed between loved ones and friends
brought together in Christ through
the wo derful preaching of the most
wo ul gospel on earth.
At the close of the meeting Mack
had "his choir" to sing, to the great
delight of the throng, and they sung
too. Long were the encores and many
the words of approval that flowed
from the lips of the thobsands in the
Just before the close, the pans
were passed around for the collec
tions again. Many contributed dur
ing this last meeting, and the evan
gelist. leaves with contributions for
his personal self amounting to some
thing over one thousand dollars, all
of which was entirely a free will of
fering made by the poor, who had
the, gospel preached to them. It is
unanimously agreed that this was a
poor man's meeting. The three
churches which invited Mr. MeLen
don, are ariong the smaller churches
of Greenville. 'The tent was located
on the o..ter edge of the city, in
what is known as "West End," but
notwithstanding this, the city as a
whole, has never known such a meet
Mack stood in his chair, with his
knee upon the pulpit, raised his hand
kerchief in the air and said: "Get
out your handkerchiefs, I am going
to say Good-bye." He called on "his
choir" to join in the "Great Halle
luiah" chorus and at the sign all
handkerchiefs were waived in the air.
No more impressive sight has ever
been seen hereabouts than when
these thousands of people silently
waived a "White farewell" to the
man who had brought the gospel of
Jesus Christ to their hearts and
homes as never before.
Last night he closed in Greenville.
Tonight he begins at Clinton. He is
not afraid of work, and advised his
hearers last night not to fool them
selves by believing that- work would
hurt a ma'n. He promised to send
a sermon from time to time through
the Piedmont, and heartily thanked
the newspapers, and particularly th3
afternoon paper, for the hearty co
operation which had made possible
the success of the meeting.
Baxter McLendon has come and
gone, but foot -prints of the Saviour
'who died for. a lost world, will be
seen wherever you go in Greenville
-today, because Mack introduced him
to hundreds who never knew Him be
fore. Some times the wheels slip,
while the wheels whirl, but with a
sand box full, it soon starts again.
Mack has the sand and when the
track gets too greasy don't worry,
lie has the sand to come clean and
In the good providence of God it
has been my privilege and pleasure
to attend some of the greatest even
gelistic services there the United
States have afforded during my thir
ty-nine years in the ministry. I can
mnot take the time to descend into de
tails regarding these services, but
I wish to say that for practical re
sults this campaign which closes to
night is equal to, if not greater, in
some respects, than any of those to
which references has been made.
I have prayed or a revival of the
*ministerial and $cial piety in the
churches of Gree ville. Nothing can
take the place of the pulpit in any
Y GOODBY[ To
KUR M'L[NDON AND PAITY
to learn over again that nothing can
take the place of this divine means
of communicating the truth by word
of mou-h; and I thank Gof for send
ing Baxter McLendon here to fear
lessly speak the truth in its purity,
in its saving power when attended by
the Holy Spirit's influence. .I have
never heard any one preach like
One of the blessings that this meet
ing has brought to us is that it has
given us an oportunity ,to diagnose
the Spiritual condition of Greenville.
We have been able to examine into
the spiritual condition ,of the. individ
ual in these after-services, and find
out what our people believe and when
they do not believe.
This meetin has brought an 's
pecial opportunity for liberty. We
have been given the liberty, the free
dom to speak to a brother about his
religion. It has taken away the
glamor about religion that makes a
man feel that it is too good for every
day use ani is only fit for the king
dom of heaven. Baxter McLenden
has preached a practical religion
that a man can live by day by day.
The songs, too, have been a bless
ing, God bless the man who loves
::Ong. God bless Brother McLendon
and also Brother Pledger. who has
led us these weeks in songs of praise
to God. I believe these songs will be
sung in Greenville as long as these
heads are above the sod.
Mr. McAuley, A. R. P. Pastor.
When I heard that Da C r McLen
don was coming here to hold a meet
ing, I did not .put my nose on my
own back track (as he has so fre
quently in the last six weeks told us
to do), but I put my nose on his back
track. First, I found that he had
North Carolina blood in his veins, and
I said "He's all right." But I went
further, and I found that his grand
father was a member of the A. R. P.
church, and I knew he was all right.
Well, after my investigations you
saw me fall, with heart and soul in
to this campaign. I have no apology
to offer for taking part in this cam
paign, and I want to say here that I
think if there is any apology to be
made it ought to be made by the man
who stood with hands off. (Loud
applause). I have been taught to
recognize the gospel truth wherever
preached, and I believe in "Tentiani
ty" just as much as I do in-"Christ
ianity." (Applause). Men and women,
- I have asked God to give me Christ
ianity. When a man comes into my
realm and preaches the gospel of
Christ as this man preaches it I
unite my efforts with his at once to
bring about the salvation of souls.
If the Methodist church ever becomes
tired of Baxter- McLendon I want
to say that I know something like
10 A. R. P. pulpits that will welcome
him with open arms.
.During this meeting I have been
impressed with Mr. McLendon's
fearlessness and loyalty. He has
preached as we have never heard
God's word preached before. He has
denounced sin everywhere, and por
trayed God's wrath in a manner to
make men fear Him and love Him as
never before, and has made us love
the man, whos brought the message.
God bless Brother McLendon and
Brother Pledger and all other mem
bers'of the party. I am glad'to say
tonight that I am a better man today
than I was six weeks ago.
Dr. Hahn, Pendleton St. Baptist
We are saying good-by tonight,
and while I feel intensely the pain
of separation, at the same time it is
for my heart a triumphart occasign,
and I am very far from the spirit
of depression except for the thought
that I shall no longer have the op
portunity of attending these meet
ings. One by one have made the ac
quaintance of this party-Brother
Marshall, Mr. Howell, Mr. Loudy,
Miss Hill, who has been in my home
and who has left a gleam there that
will not depart when she goes away.
Then Brother Pledger, who has con
ducted the singing during these ser
vices. He is, in my judgment, one
of the two master conductors of re
ligious song that this country has
produced. He is a man of great
earnestness and a devout soul. I have
made the acquaintance of his culti
vated, delicate and refined wife, and
I bear in my heart a sense of her
happy charm and beautiful devotion.
We have all met "Rena (applause),
if no in penoa at least we have
PROGRAM Of tE[NIS A
9. A. M.-Gates Open.
1-2-Judging Women's Work.
8-9-Judging Women's Work.
10-11-Hogs and Cattle.
' 1-2--Judging Horses.
8-9-Judging Commercian Boo
9-10-Preparing for School P
10-11-Preparations for Coron
12-Crowning Queen at Court
12-1-School Parade led by Qi
Commercial and Agri
been with her in those long weary
days and nights of anguish when she
,ew not that the Master she served
would some day answer her prayer
pd give her back her ,husband. To
night she must be one of the happiest
women on this planet.
During these last six -weeks we
have all suffered more or less from
the stabs of Baxter McLendon. There
are few of us who can not show a
stab or a bruise. Hey has not only
skinned 'us and bruised us, but he
has atomized us.
When I first met this man I was
disappointed, because he was a bit
too finely built. 1'had imagined- a
man of squat build, heaviness of jowl.
I observed him leaning against a tent
pole. I noted the long, lithe, grace
ful form and I said, "This is a leop
ard in human skin, an animal of the
cat kind." And when I saw him in
action on the platform I had no cause
to change my opinion. He is :a crea
ture of botled up intensity. He is
not afraid of anybody, in fact if he'
has a fault, it is the other way. .I
can imagine Baxter McLendon as a
dangerous man when in sin. With
his hair-trigger disposition I can un
derstand how he shot that man that
night in Bennettsville. When he re
sisted the spirit of God, in my imag
ination I see a dark angel take him
in his arms and dash him down, down
all the precipices of despair and say
you will lie there and be bored
trough and through by the undy
ng worm, you will be stung 'through
ith all the agony and remorse that
an be borne by man; and when God
s through with you you will come
p and stand 'as a mighty man of
od before the men and women who
ay, there is no hope for us, we have
een flattened under the roller of
ocial contempt; that when these
hall emerge they shall say, "if such
aman so fixed, so intense in evil,
can be brought back to God then
here is hope for me.
Tonight I am personally thankful
o God for Baxter McLendon. He
has opened wider my soul; he has
elped to make me more useful to
hrist. Tonight, after years of ex
ectation, I wish to say, I have seen
the evangelistic meeting for which I
ave longed and of which I have
I have a personal word to say to
ome cultured people do not like your
hetoric, but I want td say right here
you, Mr. McLendon. It may be that
that you have not offended my - ear
very much, though, deplorable as the
fact may be, you have used a lot of
slang. Brother McLendon gives the
enter of the idea so that you can
hear it smack. He has thrilled me
through and through. I thank God
for a man who can look a man who
can preach and never -quail, a man
who can preach the gospel of Christ
without fear, and with an eye single
to the glory of God. I thank God
for a man whom we can love, an-i
admire and emulate.
Mr. McLendon in his closing re
marks urged his converts to redeem
the time. Don't throw away this
God given time, he said. Set aside
God's word; talk of God fifteen min
I TH[ FAIR NEXT WEEK
teen and her maids, followed by
God fifteen minutes at least each day.
Attend your church services. go to
prayer meeting and Sunday school,
stand by your pastors; win souls for
God; be workers, not shirkers, give
a tenth of what you make to. the
Lord, it is His due, then make your
offerings out' of the other nine-teznhs.
You are going to -pass through dare.
tunnels, but just. sit still and hold on
to Jesus, and you will soon come out
in the sunshine.-Greenville Pied
Service at the Methodist Church.
Manning Methodist, Church, Dr.
Watson B. Duncan,-Pastor.
Sunday School at 10:30 A. M., Mr..
Joseph Sprott, Superintendent.
Men's Bible Class at same. hour,
Hon.. Charlton DuRant, Teacher.
Preaching at 11:30 A. M. and 7:30
P. M. by the Pastor.
Morning Subject: "Light at Even
ing Times." Special sermon to old
Evening Subject: "The Christian
Fighter." Spiritual Athletics. No. 4.
Epworth League at 4 P. M., Mr. J.
B. Cantey, President.
Sunday School at Trinity at 3 P.
M.. 'Preaching at 4 P. M.
Prayer Service on Thursday at 4
P. M. followed by Teacher-Training
Public cordially invited to all ser
,School Program, County Fair Day,
-Free admission to teachers and pu
pils if they are in the parade.
School floats will assemble in
street on south side of the court
house square at eleven o'clock, super
intended by S. W. Barron. /
All teachers and pupils will assem
ble on the court house square at
eleven o'clock. Teachers are expect
ed to have their pupils gr'ouped and
ready. to take their place in line as
soon as assignment is made.
Parade will be led by the floats, fol
lowed by the teachers and pupils, ac
companied with a good band of
Disbandment inside fair grounds.
All schools having anything to
place in the school booth should send
it in Tuesday. At any rate, not later
than Wednesday morning.
E, J. BROWNE,
Superintendent School Exhibit.
A marriage that caused quite a
good deal of surprise was that of Mr.
Robert Clarence Baggett and' Miss
Hannah Elizabeth Ridgeway which
ocurred on Monday evening at the
Methodist Parsonage. The eeremony
was performed by Dr. Watson B.
Duncan. Several of the relatives and
friends of the parties attended the
mariage. Mr. Baggett is the efficient
bookkeeper at the Peoples' Bank and
has a promising business career be
fore him. Miss Ridgeway is the1
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Ridge-'
way and has many friends in t'ie
comunity who wish her a most happy
PRSIDENT ADYIS P[OPL[
PARlY DIR CI
Williamstown, Mass., Nov. .10.-In
a speech here tonight before several
thousand persons who came: from
nearby tons to congratulate him; on
his reelection, President Wilson. daidi.
"I want to say that now the can
paign is over we must think :of only
one thing, and that is not .of parties,
but of the interest of the great coun
try we all love. Let us forget all our
differences and unite for. common ser
vice. Only in that way can we. work
for the great nation that has given
us liberty and peace."
The President's second speech.; -of
the day here was' delivered before a
crowd of men from North Adams,
Pittsfield and other towns, who came
here by automobile, trolley and rail
road trains and marched to the home
of -Francis B. Sayre, the President's
son-in-law, where Mr. Wilson is stay
A fife and drum -corps played pa
Mr. Wilson, after thanking he
crowd for "this generous outpour
ing," said he had' come to Wmin-am
town to avoid making speeches.
During the day the President was
in. communication with Demirtic
national headquarters regarding .the
progress of the counting of the bal
lots in the election. .He made no
statement,-howevei: As the- delega-.
tion began leaving a man halled..oit,
"Three cheers for Baby Sayre,"and
they were given -
Soon after his arrival at the home
of his son-in-law, -assistant to the
president of Wiliams College, the del
egation, headed by President H. A.
Garfield, of the college, marched to
the Sayre home. The 'President
spoke from the porch of the house,
and was cheered enthusiastically.-.
Nation's Welfare. -
"I came here to forget the field of
politics and for a brief rest. I came
simply to- visit my daughter 'and to
attend a simple ceremony. here to-.
day," he -said " 6e-that the cam
paign 'is. over we - may - all address
ourselves to the welfare of. the 'ia
tion without thought of partisan feel
The President referred to his ser
vice. as chief executive of Princetbn
University, saying he knew from .ex
perience there was .politics even in
the. running of a college.
"Politics," he continued, "is after
all a means of getting something.
done, of- putting forward ideas. l't
is a fight but the man who does, not.
Who Will Be Queen?
Vote fob your -choice today;
All votes 10c the hundred. . Crown
ing . oftheQueen; twelve o'clock -Fri
day, November 17th, . will be the
greatest event of Clarendon County
The Queen will be presented with
a beautiful robe, crown, and' solid.
gold wrist watch. The Queen and
her. maids will be presented with
passes- to fair grounds and all attra
The Queen and hier maids will lead
the ground parade Friday in :an elab
Vote' for your choice.
Miss Pearl Wheeler.
Miss Marie Hinson.
Miss Augusta Appelt.
Miss Jennie Land.
Miss Comine Davis.
Miss Leila Corbett.
Miss Myrtle Allen.
Miss Margie Barwick.
The 'young lady receiving the lar
gest number of votes by ten o'clock
Thursday night, Nov. 16th, 1916,
will be declared Queen of Clarendon
County Fair. The two young ladies
receiving next highest votes will be
her maids. Send votes direct to S.
L. Huggins, Chairman Queen Contest
or drop in box at the following vot
ing stations: Pinewood, Paxville,
Sardina, Turbeville, Foreston; Sum
merton, Alcolu, Manning. All vot
ing stations over the county will be
losed Tuesday night Nov. 14th. All
b~e mailed direct to chairman of con
test, or put in box at headquarters in
The standing of the yung ladies
n this contest will be psted about
noon Wednesday (First Day of Fair)
at Fair Grounds and also at Uug
4in's Pharmacy, and will be posted
every two hours after this time un
:il contest closes.
Anyone desiring information re
arding this contest please write,
S. L. HUGGINS,
Chairman Queen Contest,
T ORC[I ALL
11AN WOR fFRNA11QN
love t he fight has no red blood in'his
Man With a Vision.
Mr. Wilson told a story of a man
having a vision ir which he was of
fered a horn and a sword and chose
the horn. Immediately the vision
vanished the. horn before the sword.
He told. the story to illustrate- the ne
cessity far fighting.
Mr. -Garfield,.a son of' President
Garfield, 'declared: the ' Piesident's
words ildring, the campaign had been
"full .f wisdom -and light." He ad
ded: l'We wish you Godspeed in yours
great office." -- -
When' the President arrived, here
this afternoon' be;.found a staci of
telegrams three feet high congratu
lating him oi his 'reelection. They
came from Cabinet'members,. Sena
tors, epresentatves, government of
-ficials and leading Democrats. He
win reply to them upon his return to
Soon after his ,arrival with Mrs.
Wison, MissMargaret Wilson ond
Miss Helen Woddrow Bones, his con
sin'the President; rSt os
tend dhe clhistening. The baby cried
continaousl Inside tle church offy
a few tefriendsf Mrs. Sa re
As one of the godfathers of the
baby .President Wlson'.promised in
the name of the child .to "renounce
the devil an'd' all his works," The
other .g.,:ther was -the Rev. James
M. Sayre, 'brother .of Francis B.
Sayre. The godmothers were Miss
Margaret Wlson,- Mrs. W. G. Mc
Adoo, her sister; Miss Blanche Ne
vin, aunt, of Mr. 'yre and Mrs. R.
H. Sayre, mother oM. Sag..
The family. party stoo.t the
baptismal font' as'the .F Car
ter, .-rector of the ad the
sgetice. Afterwards resi
bid a call on Mr.Garfi
Tonight the family- had- to
getherat theSare home T Pres.
dent will remain here itil &-25
d'clock tomorrow afternoo and 4len
witl retirn' to Washington;"there he.
is due to arrive Sunlay night.
morrow' he .will remain quietly with
On his way here the President was
hedred by crowds at Troy and sev
ral other towns in New York and
3gassachusetts. Railroad. engineers.
blew shrill blasts on their whistles as
he fassed their locomotives.
MANNING TIMES1 IMPRdVED
New Mechanical Outit -nstalled b'
Appelt and Shope.
Manning, Nov. 10.-The Manins'T
Times co es out this week in new
fo'rm an'd under new niagema.
M. Shope has purchased a halfintEf
est' in the paper from, . LI.- Appelt
and 'the firm name is now' Appelt 4
Shope.. Mr. Shope is an expert prac
tical 'printer and will have charge of
the mechanical department. The pa
pier is changed from a four-bage~
eight-column sitze -to an eight-page
six-column size. A new outfit has'
beeninsetalled,,.onsisting of a model
-5'linotype machine,, a Cottrell drum'
eylinder press, a Mentges folder, s'nd
a four-horse gasoline -engine..- They
propose to get out a better paper
than ever before and also to do gen
printing of a high order.-News, and
Greshams, Hotel Man, Tails .fon
- -$288,628.91. -
The Charleston News and Courier
on Saturday carried the following
A 'voluntary petition in bankruptcy
was filed in the United States Dis
trict Colirt here yesterday by Edwin
B. Gresham, hotel manager of Co- .
Lumbia. Liabilities of the petitioner
were listed at $288,628.91 and his as
sets at $4,279.50.
Gresham has been running a string
>f hotels, axpong them'being one at
olubia , Spartanburg, Charlotte
ud other points. He at orie time had
m interest in the lease of the Caro
tina Hotel at this place, but is not
2ow interested in it..
Dieds last Friday at his.. home near'
Bloomville, Mr. James Strange, aged
ibout 75 years. The deceased was a
rood man and highly respected. He
vas the father of Mrs. Tom Timmons