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VOL. XXXVIII MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 1918
ON DEFENSE COUNCIL
TO THE PEOPLE OF CLARENDO4 COUNTY:
Acting under the advice of the National Council of Defense and our State
Council of Defense; the following plan has been adopted for the more perfect
organization of oui- county for the winning of the war:
We have done away with the township organization heretofore In opera
tion; and in place thereof, we have appointed Community Councils, in each
school district. Here are some of the advantages of the school districts as
a unit of community organization.
1.The school district is small enough to permit individual contact, and is
2. The school house supplies a meeting place in each district.
3. The school district reaches every man, woman and child in the com
4. The school is an established center of information and education.
5. The school teachers provide a tried agency through whose assistance
community organizations can be quickly effected.
6. The School district with the school house as its center, is already a so
cial commmnity ,especially in farm districts.
Central Committee, Council of Defense
W. C. Davis, Chairman, J. K. Breedin, general secretary; I. I. Appelt, Rev.
C. B. Smith, T. F. Coffey E. C .Horton Charlton DuRant, S. O. O'Bryan,
Dr. G. L. Dickson, .W. M. ilowden,Joseph Sprott, S. W. Barron, C. R. Sprott,
Rev. L. B. McCord, F. P. Burgess, J. R. Kelly, C. P. Gable, Miss Corinne
Barfield, R. A. White.
The following is list of Community Councils in various school districts:
J. R .Griffin, Chairman, N. L. Broughton, O. D. Harvin, Mrs. K. O. Rine
hart, J. E. Leppard, Miss Bessie Geddings, Miss Gladys Buckner, Mrs. A. P.
T. B. Miis, Chairman, A. B. Briggs, W. V. Elliott, Leslie Tindal, Mrs. E.
R. C. Richardson, Jr., chairman, C. W. Brown, C. C. Way, Mrs. Bedford
Brown, Miss Willie Hoke, Miss Emily Penn.
C. M .Mason, chairman, J. H. King, T. C. Howle, Miss Lillian Brown.
W. J. Rawlinson, chairman, C. F. Rawlinson, H. C. Cousar, Miss Lida Scar
borough, Miss Fannie Lou Sauls.
Rehobeth and Green Savannah
C. W. Thames, chairman, L. M. Alsbrook, H. W. Mitchum, Morgan Strange,
Miss Evelyn Hanna, Miss Bessie Rich.
L. R. Watt, chairman, C. A. Ridgill, B. B. Mellette, Jr., Mrs. Corinne Cosk
A. W. Billups, chairman, Jeff M. Davis, Frank McKnight, J. E. Rowe, Miss
S. O. O'Bryan,' chairman, Joseph Sprott, F. C. Thomas, E. C. Horton, R. C.
Wells, F. S. Long, J. J. Dreher, Mrs. J. K. Breedin, Mrs. Geo. Williams, Mrs.
Katie Cole, Mrs. R. R. Jenkinson, Miss Mildred Sellers, Miss Lucy Wingard,
Miss Janie Wilson, Miss Helen Boger.
Deep Creek and Holladay
C. H. Baggett, chairman, F. D. Haley, G. A. Holladay, Miss Marie White,
Miss Daisy Harvin, Miss Maggie Corbett.
Foreston and Broad Branch
J .C. Land, chairman, T. L. Bagnal, W. T. P. Sprott, Miss Winnie Hamer,
Mrs. Smith Laid, Miss Myrtle Humphrey.
Alcolu, Harvin and Enterprise
J. M. Montgomery, chairman, R. J. Alderman, J. B. Brogdon, E. M. Mc
Elveen, Miss Aileen Howle, Mrs. Addie Harvin, Miss Elsie Sterling.
Harmony and Baywood
E. B. Tindal, chairman, Jos. B. Holladay, S. Edgar Nelson, S. C. Lee, Miss
Cornelia Plowden, Miss Letha Collins.
J. J. Epps, chairman, H. B. Harrington, J. F. Wingate, Miss Zulene Sulli
van, Miss Geneva Truett, Miss Ernestine Fisher.
New Zion and Sunnyside
J. P. Buddin, Chairman, J. H. DuBose, L. B. Gibbons, G. M. Hicks, J. O.
Singly, Miss Virginia Thompson, Miss Gertrude Oliver, Miss May Folsom.
B. M. Boyce, chairman, J. I'. Ham, G. L. Mims, E. L. Langston, Miss Annie
S. W. Thigpen, chairman, J. MeD. McFaddin, A. S. Corbett, J. D. Drig
gers, Miss Minnie McFaddin.
W. R. Keels, chairman, T. R. Owen, C. H. Broadway, L. S. Barwick, Miss
Leatha Edwards, Miss Earle Perritt, Miss Alice Broadway, Miss Jessie Cur
Dr. C. E. Gamble, chairman, W. J. Turbeville, E. N. Green, F. H. Coker, R.
A. Hughes, Miss Sadie Byrd, Miss Laura Yates, Miss Minnie Hearon.
J. W. Coker, chairman, W. D. Hicks, W. M. Robinson, Miss Frances Moore.
W. D. Allen, chairman, L. E. Brailsford, H. A. Richbourg, W. H. Anderson,
A. J. Richbourg, Mrs. J. A. James, E. W. Cranford, Miss Cora Cantey, Miss
Agnes Biggs, Miss Frances Lofton, Miss Davis Hlartzel, Miss Frances Garvin.
Oak Ridge and Line
W. C. White, chairman, P. H. Grumble, Riley Ridgeway, Miss Flora Thomp
son, Miss Evie Roberts.
W. H1., Holladay, chairman, E. C. Coskrey, Leon Galloway, Miss Ruth Hin
nant, Miss Lillie Plowden.
Barrineau Cross Roads
W. J. Floyd, chairman, W. H. Thigpen, H. 1L. Barrineau, J. H. Baker, Mrs.
M. B. Thigpen, Mrs. Maggie DuBose.
R. W. Chewning, chairman, E. G. Stukes A. S. Rawlinson, H1. HI. Hilton, M.
E. Brunson, Miss Helen Malone, Miss Wiflie Gordon, Miss Norelle Richard
J. M. Graham, chairman, R. E. Thompson, W. E. Daniels, Miss Ella Mont
gomery, Miss Ethel Wells, Mrs. JT. B. Lee0.
D. R. DuBose, chairman, I. B. McFaddin, HI. H1. Garland, C. P. Gable, Miss
Nell Simpson, Miss Mary McCordl, Miss Lizzie Williams.
J. M. DuBose, chairman, A. L .Morris, S. J. Smith, Miss Nannie Hluckabee,
Miss Nellie Truluck.
A. M. Felder, chairman, Robt. Baker, H. 3. Briggs, Miss Bessic Deschamps,
J. W. Cochran chairman,,S, B. Davis, J/ R. Eadon, Miss Ila Wright, Miss
B. I. Hodgo, chaf'rman, H. K. Beatson, P. W. Stone, Miss Hazel Rush, Miss
Ellie Pickett, Miss Joyce Pickett, Miss Mabel Proctor.
The chairmen of the various Co'mmunity Councils are ox officio members
of the Central Committee.
The Community Councils will work in harmony with the County and'
State Councils of Defense. They are requested to meet twice a month, say,
the 1st-and 8rd Fridays in each month, at their respective school houses.
Literature will. be furnished by the County Council of Defense, also speak
ers will be furnished when requested, who will address them on community
war problema, such as food conservation, making the community, as nearly
CLARENDON CO. PENSION
ROLL FOR YEAR 1918
Corbett, J. W., New Zion.
Bowman, S. J., Manning.
Floyd, P. T., Turbeville.
Stukes, W. N. Paxville.
Jeffords, J. J., Alcolu.
Class C No. I
Coker, W. N., Lake City.
Green, E. J., New Zion.
Hickman, W. W., Clarendon.
Hodge, J. C., Manning.
Montgomery J. A., Foreston.
Robinson, W. J., Jordan.
Tobias, S. R., Foreston.
White, J. Grier, Alcolu.
Class C, No. 2
Barnes, S. Y., Foreston.
Barron, Jos. W., New Zion.
Brailsford, W. W., Manning.
Broadway, B. L.
Browder, J. W., Manning.
Boswell, J. C., Pee Dee.
Driggers, P. B.,
Dyson, D. C., Maning.
Fann, R. W.
Flagg, J. C., Foreston.
Floyd, J. F'., Sardinia.
Gibbons, J. W., New Zion.
Green, J. T., Turbeville.
Green, R. W., Turbeville.
Griffin, H. M., Manning.
Griffin, J. W., Paxville.
Harvin, Charles R., Manning.
Hodge, B. R., Maninng.
Inman, Henry, Summerton.
Jones, T. W., Manning.
June, T. G., Jordan.
Mims, T. M., Pinewood.
Morris, Samuel W., New Zion.
McElveen, T. S., Turbeville.
Ridgeway, P. E., Manning.
Ross, J. J., Remini.
Sturkey, J. B., Manning.
Thames, A. A., Manning.
Timmons, Chas. W., Bloomville.
Tindal, J. B., Davis.
'robias, I. N., Wilson.
Tobias, J. F., Manning.
Watson, P. B.; Silver.
Welch, John, Seloc.
Williams, S. C., Manning.
Class C, No. 3
Bell, A. I., Manning.
Burns, Verline, Workman.
Gardner, S. J., Jordan.
1KcLaughlin, E. S.
Nelson, S. A., Manning.
Class C, No. 4
Allsborok, Mary J.
Andres, S. V., Manning.
Anderson, Sarah, Sandy Grove.
Baker, E. V., New Zion.
Bagnall, M. M., Manning.
Barwick, Fannie E., Davis.
Batson, Susan R., Manning.
Bochette, Elizabeth A., Manning.
Broadway, Fannie A., Kershaw.
Broadway, M. S., Manning.
Broadway, V. Ii., Manning.
Budden, S. L. Turbeville.
Buddin, Mary E., Turbeville.
Canty, S. A., New Zion.
Carraway, Julia F., Paxville.
Corbia H1. M. A., Maning.
Child~s, E. V., Jordan.
DuBose, Mary Ann, New Zion.
Evans, Martha E., New Zion.
Evans, Mary B., New Zion.
Floyd, Mrs. M. E., Turbeville.
Floyd, R. J., Turbeville.
Gardner, S. V., Manning.
Gedings, lariett II., Pinewood.
Geddings, T. A., Paxville.
Gibbons, Rebecca, New Zion.
Gibson, J. A., Manning.
Gowdey, Ellen J., Lake City.
Haley, Susan C., New Zion.
Hodge, Mary Jane.
Hodge, Mary J., New Zion.
Hodges, R. 1H., Alcolu.
Holiday, Fannie, Manning.
Holloday, Harriett, Foreston.
Kolb, Kezziah, Paxville.
Lesesne, M. E., Alcolu.
Lewis, Mary .J., Maninng.
Lowder, M. Tr. S., Wilson.
Lyons, Annie H[., Manning.
Mims, Laura M., Manning.
Morris, Victoria, Turbeville.
Osban, S. A., Seloc.
Parker, S. A., Wilsons.
Richardson, M. A., Summierton.
Richbourg, E. E., Davis Station.
Ridgeway, Carrie, Maning.
Rhodes, J. E., F'oreston.
Roberson, Mary A., Lake City.
Signer, Mattie, Alcolu.
Shorter, S. E., Suimmerton.
Strange, M. J.
Tucker, D. E., Foreston.
Ward, Eliza E. Paxville.
Welch, Isabella, Seloc.
Wilder, Mrgaret, Bethlehem.
Young, M. E.
as possible, self supporting as to fo
Stamps, Ship Workerd, Red Cross and
Let every nman, woman andl child get
During the week beginning April
8th, meetings will be held at the fol
lowing points in connection with the
Third Liberty Loan:
April the 8th, BarrowsShoa
8:30 p. mn. 'sShoa
April the 8th, Pinewood School, at
8:30 p. m.
April the 8th, Alcolu.School, at 8:30
April the 8th, Enterprise School, at
8:30 p. in.
April the 8th, Oakdale Schsool, at
8:30 p. mn.
April fthe 9th, Home Branch School,
at 8:30 p. in.
,April the 9th, Panola school, at 8:30
April the 9th, Jordan School, at
8:30 p. mn.
April the 9th, Foreston Schoo~l, at
8:30' p. ni.
April the 10th, ilve School .a
Teutons Probably Have Had Time to
Reorganize Divisions and Bring Up
Supplies and Big Guns
AMIENS STILL OBJECTIVE
Artileiry Fire Reported from Several
Sectors-French Raid Success
fully at Rheims and
After several (lays of comparative
inactivity along the battle front in
Picardy, bitter fighting has been re
sumed along the western sector of the
salient in the lines of the Entente
Allies. Attacks by the Germans
against the British and French forces
are admitted to have yielded some
gains to the invaders in critical sec
tors just to the east of the city of
The fighting, according to latest re
ports, has bqecn heaviest in the neigh
borhood of Hanel, where the British
were forced back sightly and the
triangle formed by the rivers Luce
and Avre, farther to the south, where
the French were forced to give ground.
Nothing is known as to the details
of the battles in these sectors, but the
fact that the Germans have been in a
degree successful wouJ seem to in
dicate that they have succeeded in
bringing up some of their heavier
cannon and new divisions with which
to continue their attempts to capture
Rains Help Allies
Reports from the French and Brit
ish fronts have mentioned heavy rains,
which would mean tnat the Germans
have been working under a severe
handicap in bringing up guns, am
munition and supplies to the front.
The battlefield was left in a devas
tated condition. The lull in the bat
tle for the last few days probably
was caused by the enability of the
Teutons to move their heavy supply
trains over these roads, together with
the necessity of reorganizing the shat
tered divisions which bore the brunt
of the fighting after tney had passed
the first field of fire of their heavier
The British since retaking Ayette,
south of Arras, have not resumed their
offensive operations so far as reported
by London, but the German official
statement says that four attacks by
the Entente forces against the heights
southwest of Moreuil were repulsed
with heavy losses. T- here are no re
ports of fighting except outpost en
No Big Attack Indicated
There have been heavy artillery
bombardments of British positions on
the lenin road and at Pasachendaele,
east and northeast of Ypres, accord
ing to London. As yet, however, there
is nothing to foreshadow an effort by
the Germans to attack there. Con
fronting them are well fortified lines
and high ground held by the British.
On the French front before Rheimes
and Verdun successful raiding opera
tions have been carried out by the
french. The French report very heavy
artillery engagements north of Mont
didier, a sector which has witnessed
Nothing has been reported from the
Italian front, and it is not likely that
an attack has been launched there by
the Austrians, who have gathered an
enormous army for a possible drive
southward into the plains of Northern
Armenians Retake Ezarum
Driven to take measures for their
defense, the Armenians have organ
ized an army and have recaptured
Ezarum from the Turks, as well as
other points in the neighborhood of
The landing of German troop~s in
Finland is apparently going forwardl,
reports stating that 40,000 men have
arrived at H-ango, a fortifiedl port on
the extreme western .tip of the Fin
There has so far been no official
reply to the peace kite sent up by
Count Czerning, the Austro-Hungari
an foreign minister. Newspaper com
ment, which may be considleredl as
showing the trend of opinion in En
tente Alliedl chancellories, is unani
mous in rejecting the idea of pence
undler the condlitions and it is prob
able that they forecast thc replies
which wvill be enunciated by govern
ment spoke.smen in Allied countries.
>d; Liberty Loans and War Savings
V'. M. C. A. wvork, etc., etc., etc.
busy, and (do his best to help wvin the
W. C. DAVIS, Chairman.
8:30 p. m.
April the 10th, Harmony School, at
8:30 p. im.
April the 10th, New Zion School,~at
8:30 p. mn.
April the 11th, St. James Church,
at 8:30 p. mn.
April the 11th, Paxville school, at
8:30 p. mn.
April the 11th, Trurbeville School, at
8:30 p. mn.
April the 11th ,Wilson School, at
8:30 p. mn.
April the 11th, Davis Station School,
at 8:30 p. m.
April the 15th, Hicks School, at
8:30 p. mn.
April the 15th, Summierton School,
at 8:30 p. mn.
April the 15th, Trinity School, at
'April the 15th, Sardinia School, at
8:30 p. mn.
Manning, March 30.--The senatori
al campaign of 1918 was launched at
Manning today by Former Governor
Cole L. Blease, who, in an address of
more than an hour, cited the records
in reply to the misrepresentation of
his defamers as to his attitude and
position upon the national crisis and
denounced the Manning administration
upon its career of extravagance, bitter
partisanship and lawlessness in South
Carolina affairs. The speaker quoted
from his various addresses last sum
mer, which he said had been "ma
liciously distorted by the anti-Reform
press in an effort to take advantage
of the war emergency for cheap po
litical play in an endeavor to retain
South Carolina under, the ring rule
of a ruthless autocracy and a band of
self-constituted aristocrats." In scath
ing terms he flayed what he termed
the effort of "holier than thou" peo
ple, who, wrapping the American flag
around tiem, and claiming to he pos
sessed of all the patriotism and devo
tion, and by long protestations seek
I ing to bolster up their own loyalty,
were making charges against the loy
alty of others and seeking to drive
.others from out the ranks of the com
mon cause. "What we need in this
nation above all else," he pleaded, "is
unity of purpose, and of spirits, and
it cannot be brought about by ma
licious misrepresentations." Discus
s sions of home issues were needed, but
with the German artillery thundering
in a great drive against the allied
ranks, where American boys were
fighting, and with German shells ex
ploding in the city of Paris, the Amer
ican people should present a solid
front against the common enemy and
false charges agains, the patriotism
of men with devoted followers, he said,
were just as detestable and as inimical
as German propaganda. Mr. Blease's
address was a magnificent and con
clusive reply to his critics, and was
frequently interrupted by enthusias
tic applause. In concluding th3 quota
tions from his speeches the former
governor said that loud words without
deeds, however, would not win the war,
and in answer to his critics also he re
counted some of the things which he
had done, saying that ne had tried to
do everything to the extent of his
ability in aid and support of the gov
ernment. He showed his audience a
note upon which he had borrowed
money to buy Liberty Bonds; told
how he had given the government a
forty-one acre tract of land near Camp
Jackson which was needed for rifle
range purposes, when some people
wro were loudly proclaiming their pa
triotism were adding to their swollen
fortunes through options which they
had secured on adjacent lands; how he
had offered his services to the govern
ment to raise a regiment or brigade,
and how, as late as last Saturday
night, when everything was looking
gloomy on the western front, he hat
renewed that offer to Provost Marshal
General Crowder, through Congress
man Dominick and had received the
following reply from Mr. Dominick
"General Crowder directs me to pre
sent his complimerts to you and tc
express his appreciation and to say
that he has had your offer in mind."
In discussing sta'te issues, with spe
cial regard to finances, Mr. Blease cit
ed the record of extravagance of th<
Manning administration, giving tht
figures showing the enormous in.
creases in appropriations a:d in tax
ation during the past three years ant
two months. Where had these increas
ed appropriations gone, he asked. A
goodly portion of themr, he said, had
been used in creating new offices for
pets, who had been bought in previ
ous campaigns to help s:al election
and now had to be paid. With the peo
pl acn the most serious crisis ii
th istoiy of the nation, all kindis 01
new buildings had b)e'n authorized by
the last legislature, at the biddirg o'
Manning, he said, and if there was
thoroug~h examination for adlmissison
eral assembly would be the first in.
mates of the ne w "home for the
feeble-minded." if the legislature just
had to establish new institutions ant
further burden the alIread y over-bur
dened taxpayers at this time of stress
and sitrain, he saidi, why not util iza th<
building which hadi already beer
erected on the state -k pr-operty, at
a cost of thousie- ' dt llars fm
someC of these nr - lie point
edi out that th k . -nmor M an
ning had alread to' row nea
iy as much mon. .. took to rur
the state for a whole year undler th<
Blease adm in ist ratioin, andi that about
dolt)e rate of interest had been paid
"If the Reformers had paid such a rat<
formony,"he saidI, "the aewspatpers
would have hollered graft antd I ex
pect they wvould have been mighty
near right, jf we hatd paid any such
More white women hadi be:ni assault.
ed by negroes during the three years
under Manning ,he assertedi, than dar
ing all the previous years put togethei
amec the War Between the States;
the ihad been an unprecedlented anum
ber of lynchings, some of them foi
trivial causes, and lawlessness had rur
rampant under a so-called "law and
Mr. -Blease spoke to a big crowd
from the court house steps. lHe was it
old-time form and the cordial recep
tion which he received here today is
condlusive that this section of the statt
is more solidly in the Reform ranks
than at any time before.
Hie urged the people to attend theii
April club meetingsi in ordler that the
party machinery might be placed i
honesth hands to the nd that the wim
of the people might be honestly re
corded. There was no use to pile up
a majority again, he urged, and then
have the election stolen, as was done
in 1914 and 1916.
Probate Judge J. M. Windham pre
sided. Mr. Blease was intorduced by
Hon. J. H. Lesesne, of the Clarendon
county delegation to the general as
sembly as "a man who is in sympathy
with the masses of the people, a man
who is opposed to extravagance, a
man who is opposed to high taxation,
who believes in just and fair govern
ment and an economical expenditure
of the people's money."
Former Governor Blease spoke as
follows upon the war issues:
Mr. Chairman and My Fellow Citi
zens of South Carolina: Borne to our
ears across the broad waters of the
Atlantic is the thunder of artillery in
the most fearful conflict in human his
tory, and in which American boys,
the sons and brothers and husbands
and sweethearts of American women,
are offering and giving their lives as
the supreme sacrifice cheerfully made
in obedience to the command of their
country. During the past few days
shells from across the German lines
have dropped into the city of Paris,
and the German legions, at a terrible
sacrifice though it be, have taken an
awful toll of the ranks of the alliea.
Surely this is no time for bickerings
among ourselves for political play
no time for a 'holier than thou' at
titude by the self-righteous which
would tend to drive from the ranks
of the common cause even the hum.
blest of those who would make any
sacrifice, whatever it might be, to de.
fend their country, assert its rights as:
a nation, and perpetuate our American
institutions. Accusing those who have
influence and power, who have de
voted and loyal followers and sup
porters ready to act with them and
under their advice, of disloyalty and
creating political divisions either of
parties or factions, is not helping to
rming abort such conditions as we all
should wish, neither will the wrapping
of the American flag around one and
claiming for him all of the loyalty or
making him the "holier than thou'
bring about a thoroughly united peo
ple, determined to sacrifice whatever
it is necessary to sacrifice for victory,
We want our differences r.s to home
issues, we want our debates as to the
best plan at home, we want criticisms
of those in power as to taxation, edu
cation and the like, in order that the
very best and most economical may
be had, but when it comes to the
great war we want no division, ne
<iscussion, no prejudice, no "holier
than thou" people, but one solid,
united, God-loving and God.fearing,
people, fighting for right and the safe
guarding of the welfare of our con
I appreciate, my friends, the very
high compliment which you paid me in
inviting me to come here on this oc
casion to speak to you. There have
been many rumors afloat and many
newspaper articles in reference to my
position upon the subject to which
you requested me to address myself.
At the reqjuest of my friends, and of
my own will, I am a candidate to rep
resent the great state of South Caro
lina in the senate of the United
States. I do not wish, nor would I
have you or any other citizens of my
state for one moment to believe that
I desire to withdraw any suggestions
of any political opinions that I have
heretofore made about the -entry of
the United States into the present
world-wide war, nor am I now nor at
any time going to make :ny r-xplana
tion thereof, because I knw that
what I have said was not only strictly
in conformity with the laws o'f the
nation, and with in the rights which
are guaranteed to every free-btorn
Amnerican citizen to expr-ess his e~fpinl
ion upon all mat ters of governmert in
his state or his nation, but that not
one syllable of any utterance which I
have miade has breathed aught but
loyalty to my country and the country
of my fathers before me. who have
in every war in which this nat ion has
ever engaged made every sacrifice for
the flag within their power, and I say
positively that my public utterances
have been with the approbation of my
friends. H owever, I have b~een most
foull~winmisrep~resented in the newspa
'pers and personally by those whom I
-ldesignate' as my enemies, and wvho
circulated their malicious falsehoods
for the p~urpIose' of pre(judicing the
Igoodl people of this state against me
both personally and politically. 3ut
I am proud to say that they have had
no effect upon the honest, fair-think
ing people of South Carolina. This is
asssuredl by the fact that recently a
convention conmposed( of representa
tives of all of the counties of this
state', men of high character and1( pur
pose and udispuited loyalty and (devo
tion, piassed a resolution endlorsing my
cand idacy for this high and respon
sible positiomn which I seek at your
hands; the letters which I have re
ceivedl from all over the state andl the
personal assurances of support wvhich
have been given me, as well as the
many invitations such as yours which
I have receivedl to make addresse..
These things prove conclusively that
the false accusations wvhich have been
'madle against me origmnated only and
took root only in the minds of those
Iwho for malicious purposes would dis
tort the words of those whom they
would wish to misrepresent . And in
ordler to show to you andl my other
fellow-citizens of South Carolina just
howv viciously I have been misropre'
ontinnenl on Pange Nine)