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VOLUME No. 48? ^ LEXINGTON, S. C.? WEDNESDAY. AUG. 14* 1918. No 42.
Eement by mr. peepies His Position as a Candir the Unexpired Term ie Late Senator Benamin R. Tillman. I t- -. nnv; ; .. " - "UHHs vv ' 111 *' v^*S',;- tjri?|||g SHS^JH^SBHHHhB^HH -I-''" Ill BMp&e skort term tor united states is^a young man who has wor without opposition in 1916. During vX&l-he, was elected Vice President of National Association of Attorneys n 191o. and in 1916 was elect only Southerner wiho has fill MBpl&y&g withdrawn fro^i the race Isbor Benjamin R. TiDman^Rav^ s so sblelv as a democrat. Evi. khp tov actions and determinations if created consternation in ithe ps of my opponents, for various gpaper editorials have*-been verv isitive as to my standing.qn ques j affecting., factionalism- . rather ; tile broad and patriotic views of fttrtude is tending to belittle the vrtion of free thinkers and the action of a free people, and I do ak that a veterin South Carolina e rne bv ther standard of any^ jn ted. but solely u^on my mqjit? qualifications to hold the hjfifh honorable position of United 53 Senator - My position in this rd was clearly stated a state i published by several newspa on July 15th, and is as follows: ras a candidate for governor and ranted about fifteen counties a with the gubernatorial campaign 0X other Candidas aspiring for jja^ythe same office, and, sofa^^^wa? ^^PP^fnc^raed. my association with these gentlemen was congrenial and oleas. Such will be my policy in this new campaign which I have entered. B?: X X am allowed to pursue it. I wish Bill I understood by the people of South jgg|| Jp^rolina that mv purpose, in chane|S|| tfkz from the governor's race to that Kgl the Unexpired term of SenatpT Hfc-sBSIImra was not malice or prejudice any one. nor was it inspired ^^Pi'/anv political clique, caucus. or ^^ 'lErtherwise. but it was simply a deterBlyMM&ation on mv own volition after I ^MSlSl#6temined f?r myself the course I felt I ousrht to pursue, better ja?feed?to the State and the Nation at. particular time. I can see nc for the supporters of any of BjgfjP iKiiem&ininir candidates for eovernanything: aerainst mv action Hi view of the circumstances upon I Spil ?8i& it was based. ?Q||| ^-tsm not running unon the merits H& cr^pl^merits of any one idividual. I SS^ myself with the demo??11 ciHKWt^rs of the State, as a plain SB? jfipfeat who believes in honesty and BBaf between man and man. H# have said before. I do not think BSjj 'iKs keeping with the principles of Bral WfeamoDe men at cruc*al ^me Sill - keeping with respect for the B8S g|l32enship of the State and Nation; SSiS i'c "h candidates, newspapers and others, to try to array class agrainst class, faction agrainst faction and man agrainst man. We are all undergoing: the supreme test: we are together in one great common cause for humanity, for liberty and democracy. I have been called upon by the newspapers agrainst me to say where I stand. I care not for their demands. but I wish to say to the peo i pie of South Carolina that the chargres which have been brougrht agrainst me are false, and I, desire to quote from the Columbia State of September 5. 1917. in regrard to what The | Columbia State then thougrht of me: ! "The address of Thomas H. Peeples. retiring: president of the National Association, of Attorneys General, print ed elsewhere, leaves no shade of doubt of his patriotic loyalty to the United. States and the cause of the Tir?i+/a/^ S+otoe ?*> fVtc war Hie T*lTiC_ Vilil/VU iix VMW --U ? j.ing words in the convention at Saratoga Springs reflects honor on South Carolina.". I am a free-born American, stand| ing in my own boots, without apologv \ to the newspapers or any other set . of ringleaers. and any charge or insinuation that I entered the race for ' tiie Senate by the direction of a political caucus is wilfully and maliciously untrue. I am individually responsible, absolutely, for my dej.termination in this matter, and for it I have no regrets and no apologies tc make to any man. I will add that the attexnl|&J classifications by the newspaper&As only indicative of the result to fouSw in the readjustment of economic. social and political affairs after the wax and so long as a party is divided into factions the result can only fa? a resort to personal abuse, to which I can not be a party, and unless the voters rebuke such actions of vilification, ring rule, and newspaper oligarchy, at the ballot box. 'we cannot longer ^ope for a united party in South Cai ejjna, This is in answer to the news papers that have called upon me to be "frank" as to how I stand. . There aire greater problems con .* . l . AS Iraniansr u>e peopie or ooutn Carolina and the Nation than prejudice . is upoit ttt to act as statesmen rattier than politicians. The people are called upon to elect men to their officers who are capable of forgetting little things and doing big things, who are conscious of the fact th^t there is such a thing as unity and' brotherhood among men. and. as I have stated in the interview above referred to. crucial matters are upon us. and each of us individually and collectively must act for the best interest of the Nation today and for time to come. .So far as my position, with reference to the war and my loyalty to my Government and our President is concerned th&i needs no defense. I cannot sit idly by and see our young. manhood proudly marching off ip>, . the great army of free^m to do and" to <fie for the eternal right that mankind be hot crucified upon theSerosa vjft imperialism without joining hand and heart with those heroes and theix loved ones and so long as I am in a Position to act I will act for them and ' * * XT_.l.: : ?itt 4-??in? AmoriflBTI ! I?r my oauuii ?w.y u*. uv , would do: and when I am elected to the Senate. I pledge to the. people of South Carolina, to the Nation, and to the President my continued co-operation in bringing to a final conclusion victory and success in defense of liberty. democracy and Justice. These principles I will not sacrifice for anv man or set of men. and a contrary ef fort on the part of politicans to' drive me into a declaration in keeping with their prejudced views. I most emphatically refrain from. AS TO ISSUES: So far as the issues of national affairs are concerned, the short time to ! serve the people in the capacity of United States Senator, for which I am asking, I cannot promise to brint? about material changes but only to C;t operate with the National Govern-j [ ment. and the Democratic Party, in I j every effort to reach the goal for | which we all are aspiring. There! | may be. and doubtless are. vital is. j sues other than the issues of the war which affect and will affect the welfare of our people and to them I : pledge my lovalty and support in co-j j operation with the Democratic mem-1 j bers of the Senate, and to set forth j ! everv effort to carry out the policy J | of Hie present administration. feel:nfir | hat these principles are in keeping ! with the vital issues and needs of the day. [ .There are always such matters as| , labor and capital confronting: both! State and National affairs, which ? ! i conservative thinker and statesman1 V.4 ADDITIONAL REGISTRANTS CALLED Nineteen Whites and Five Colored Leave August 22. The Local Board has certified nine teen white men and five colored for immediate military service, who will leave Lexinerton Thursday August ttt f jl. 1 zz tor uamn vvaaswoirn ana v^amjr Jackson to fill deficiencies. The names of white men to be called in August will be announced in next week's issue. Those called for August 22nd. are as follows: WHITE J. Eugene Bickley. Ollie 0. Summers. Ryan Tillman Jackson. Cebar Cline Shealy. Luther W. Miles. Alb.ert Lester Corley. John Shull Cumalander. Albert Risk " Amos Wayne Caughman. Talmage Sam'l Bouknight. Arthur Loyd Taylor. Lemon Taylor. . >r i I | Hyman Toye Mack Daniel Luther' Drafb. Arthur Glenn Koon. " Robt. Talley Weed. vov^ar vai y? uc y Walker Lee Shull. > Clifford Taylor P. awl. colored George Williams. Robt. Jones. Rufus Williams. x V Angelo Elliot. Clannie Jones. - > 1 COUNTY CAMPAIGN $T\RT3 . AGAIN AT PEL10N The County campairrn starts again tomorrow at Pelion and finishes at Summerland August 24 th. The place* and dates of the meetings are as follows: Pelion August 15th. Swansea 16th Brookland 17th; Chapin 21st; Pir.e Ridge 22pd and Sumetfand 24th. <C\ ^J special Meeting of home demonstration clubs (Pine View?Aug. 20 at 0:30 a, m. New Brookland?Aug 20 at 4 p. mi j Lexington?Aug 21 at 4:30 p. m; These being special meet'nes, Miss Laura Bailey?Assistant State Oemonsvrat:on Agent of Winthrop College will give the demonstrations, which will consist of the use of wheat and sugar substitutes. j *1. 1 j i._ v_ ! Ail raemDers are urtea w> uc ureaent also the ladies of the town and community who are interested in Drac tiring: economy in the use of wheat' and sugrar. : * % ' ' i i i.: should lend his efforts in dealingjustly with; I believe in, aupport'n? lahor in its legal efforts and protecting capital in its 'lawful investments, i for they-eo hand in hand and their in; tercourses should be compatible. r. To set out in detail exactly what I would advocate if elected, would be only a surmise, for I can onlv promts? j to follow the principles of a true deir ocrat. .loyal to the cause and to the people at larsre. both in the affair* of State and Nation. Having: been reared a farm and today dependent, to a great degrre\l upon its resources I am naturally in sympathy with the farmers, who havr always borne tfie brunt of ail burdens and have been held back in the clutches of oppression, and mv ef-! forts, whether in a rrivate*or official^ capacity will be directed to his inters jest. In this regard. I may add. th're is a vital conflict between the State and National lawsVith reference to the Labor Contract Laws, and some; effort should be made to reconcile! the difference as to give the farmer j a definite and legal understand ne i with reference to the labor problems. The people of South Carolina have had an opportunity of judging: mv! qualifications and integrity. Fori two years I served as a member of, the House of Representatives fromj Barnwell County and since then have been three times elected Attorney; General. My official conduct is an I onen book to the voters, and if. in their opinion. I have been faithful and impartial. I then seek their further consideration for the honor and trust I am asking, and promise that! ? 11 i i in my conduct. Dotn nesonany ana officially I yvill ever uphold th* moral laws of the people, as well as respect and promote the laws of the land.j and will set forth every effort to brir.gr credit and-honor to the trust which you may place in my keeping:. / ! Pickens C. Boaknight Candidate for Magistrate Fifth District The Man of the Hour and Why. Pickens C. Bouknieht was born and reared in the 5th Magisterial Dis trict of Lexington county and was educated in the common old field schools of Lexington county. He is in close touch with conditions in this Jl* j _ J _ T ' ?. J J j_1_ _ district oi juexington county ana tne State at large. His relations with the people are intimate and he has the confidence and esteem of the peo 'Die through these relations. He is in better position to represent the | 5th district as Magistrate, to lookj after her people, her commercial and i financial interests and to render effec | tive aid and service to these people than probably any other man now in; the public eye.%His election will mean that the goo.d name of the 5th district will be rcdfeemed from the charges | of which it has been stained in the; , . /. He wants his freinds tp understand1 however that he is not running on the bad record or the demerits of any j "man but is offering for magistrate of i this district because he feels that he is in position to best serj4 the interests ?f the people of this district and * if you dont think that he can render vou more $nd better service in this m it .v. j?a'_ .1 J omce man ms- competitor tnen aon t vote for him. Now Mr. Boukn'ght promise? justice to all and special pri vile'ctees to none ire says the success of fe magistrate should not be meas-1 ura altogether by the number of dol- J lars turned over to the county or bv! the number of cases prosecuted, but shoud be measured by the substantial benefits derived bv his people as a result of his thought and study of the law in their behalf, He has the purpose and the ability to serve the people intelligently. . Pickens . C. j Bouknight comes into this campaign an'honest and clean mam elected oz' defeated., He promises if elected tc be just to. every man and just in the sight of God. He also promises that if elected he will lead a clean andj just administration or none at all. He | promises that the verv day that thai duties of this office which he is ex-1 pected to perform, gets to the plac3 l ? m i 1 _ J - -.1 ' J I tnat tnere nas pot to oe sin. uin, anu | depredation mixed and manpled together; that h? as a man who craves i to do only what is iust and ripht will I th row up his hands and step down and out and let some other man have the iob.; So if you elect hinThe will bs "fiawtified; if. you reject him he will be j satisfied but he and we will think : sipht less of vour judgment . . FRIENDS. TO the voters of the sth MAGISTERIAL district i [ Owinp tQ businesc. connections aiicl circumstances^at home, it will be impossible for me to make a thoroueh canvasi of the.'oth 4 Strict. But let me assure you that any considerat 0.1 you give me on August '27th will be heartilv appreciated ana if I am elected I wlS strive to the "utmost "of my ability, to serve vou in such*a a av as to cause vou to never repret that you supported me. ' " * j Thankinp you apain for vour conI sideration. # I I . , Pickens C Bouknipht. I | ' ? j BOARD OF REGISTRATION WILL TOUR COUNTY - j The County Board of Registration' j^will be at the following: places on j j the dates named below and reauests, j the voters of these districts to meet J them* and gret registration certificates j | Batesburg: Tuesday Sept. 3. Leesville. Wednesday Sept 4. G. F Keisler's Store, Thursday 5 j ! Irene. Friday 6. j Brookland Sat. 7 i Gaston Monday 9. j Swansea. Tuesday 10. Oak Grove Wed. 11. | Pelion Thursday 12. J Irmo. Friday 13. j Chapin Saturday 14. j Pine Ridgre Mon. 16. B. F. Derrick. Chairman J. W Addy W. H. Rhoden County Board Registration. ! Miss Clifton Davis of Greenwood.; is the attractive gruest of Miss Paul- j ; ine Hook. Reid S. Wingrard. M. P. at Camp Jackson spent Sunday in Lexington with his mother Mrs. F. P.. Wing:ard. j I r ! Congressional Campaign Closed Saturday Night ; The Congressional campaign partv j Lexinjrton countv closed Saturday j nijrht with the meeting: at New j Brookland. Laree crowds attended all the meetingrs and *rOod order pre- j vailed. Following: the meeting: here Tuesday Ausnst 6th. the candidate 1 spoke at Swansea. Summerland Cha- j ' Din and Brookland. The speeches | j were alone: the same line as those' ! made at Lexneton. v'-'-h we carried ' in full last week. Nothing: unusual! ! occurred except at Swansea and Sum! I merland* where the candidates were ! asked "Who thev ^*ould support foi! the U. S. Senate? | To which question Mr. Timmerman : replied that when he entered the race 1 ^ , for Congress after Lever had announ ced for the senate he had conferences! j with a number of his friends some of : whom were for Lever and some against him. and it was agreed that he ; should take no active interest ;n anv race, except his own: and* that unlike: Mr. er when he promised Tillman j he tfouid not oppose him for re-elec- i tion and then broke his solemn word. 1 he CTimmerman) proposed to stand; by his promise, therefore, said he 11 I am for Geo. Bell Timmerman for con j ' I gress and I do not propose to inter-j fere in any race for another - of-! i , fice. The people don t need me to | dictate to them how to vote: ' thev have sense enough to do that for themselves. " ' Mr. Lever stated that if he lived j until August 27th and got to the polls he would cast a ballot against I Cole L. Blease. v Mr. McLeod stated he had never voted for Blease and he was toeh old | to learn now, and asked when Levei I was in some other races that Blebs* j had run, said no one had ever had any reason to doubt where he (Mb-' Leod) stood. A Mr. Brant-ev stated that he was no\ running for the senate and.had nothl iee to do with the senatorial race. 1 that he expected to exercise his riehfc lof suffrage just as every other free j born American. BELOVED YOUNG WOMAN I " HAS PASSED AWAY I .. ^ Mrs Lynn Georsre Whitworth. the wife of W Carroll Whitworth. died at a local hospital Wednesday afternoon at about 6:30 o'clocx after an illness of three weeks Mrs. Wh;twnrth was n hierhlv esteemed vouncr matron and was *oved dv a 1 w*. e circle of friends to whom the nejvs of her death came as a chock. ?>ne wuj , be sadly missed from her family and; | circle of activities, where bv chsrrc 1 I of manner and lovable disposition sh i | bad endeared herself to all wit? whom she came in contact, r ? > j ' Mrs. Wh.tworth wac- married about: live years ago. She1 was the vouneI'e'st of 12 children of"Mr. and Mr,?.' L.D. Geotsre. of Lexington county. , She is survived bv her mother. hns-| band five sisters and 'jdi^rothers and! a child. " \ The funeral was held at the<^nilv| home, near Lexinrton Thursday afar.I noon at 5 o'clock. Interment was iiff the family plot.?Columbia Record.: j Mrs. Whitworth was very popu-1 ! lar here at home, ahd all certainlv | deplore, her early demise, almost in1 | the prime of life. But like the ros l 1 that buds, blooms and dies away, so * "a 11 tu a /?nm IS It W1WI ail UX us. w neu uic uuui wuj eth we must be prepared to meet the ( call. * r # j The family and friends have our j sympathy. 1 V | EXAMINATION FOR ADMISSION INTO THE LEXINGTON HIGH j SCHOOL. I V ?? ???- . 4 The examination for admission of students to the Lexington Hieh School will be held on Friday. Augrust. 23 beginning: at 9 o'clock All students who wish to enter the hieh school; classes and who have not been pro-| moted to these classes for the coming j session are most earnestly reauestedl i to he nresent for this test. For the! last several vears a number of stu-j dents have failed to appear on the aD; pointed day but have come in later; when the teachers are busv with their rgular work. As published last vear; this is verv annovine to the teachers and is an imposition on the school, j We certainly hone that none willi thus annov us.Let me most earnestly j reauest all who desire to enter the: hierh school cl^^es to be present on J August 23 at 9 o'clock / W. B. BLACK. * H r j x ft \ /? MANAGERS FOR COMING PRIMARY Below is a list of managers for the primary election which will be held Tuesday August 27th Batesburg?J. B. Holman, Will Duncan and Perry Kirkland, Mgrs: A. C. Jones. Clerk Boiling: Springs?Sol J. Miller. E. M. Taylor and L. W. Ricard. Boyleston?S. 0. Hook. Hoy Wessinger and N. E. Keisler. Mgrs.; W, C. Sease, Clerk. Brookland?R. L. Shuler, C. Rr Costner. and J. D. Senn. Brook?W. P. Oswald, S. Luther Hite and J. Olen Lewis. Cayce?Mike Hanalet. J. W. Oswald and G. T. McDowell. Chapin?G. H. Shealy, J. H. Ro* berts and A. M. Bickley. Mgrs; J. H, Frick. Clerk. Cromers?A. W. Shull, M. K Kami ner and R. C. Moore, Mgrs.; D. P. Roof. Clerk Crouts's Store?I. E. Koon, Red Kinard. and J. B. Dreher. ^ Edmund?Lemon Elias Jefcoat. Charlev Elerd Baughman and James Franklin Sharpe. Mgrs.; Julian Sharpe. Clerk. Gaston?V. L. Goodwin. E. L Pound, and C. jS. Goodwin. Gilbert?Ioor Hayes, K. B. Pried and T. W. Long. Hollow Greek?H P Prir?e. ft Clyde Price. H. M. Price. Irmo?Grady W. Shuler, Frank Weed, and Willie T. Bouknight. Irene?J. Samuel Clark. Henry Bt Day and Charley T. Corley. Leesville? J; L. Matthews. H A Meetze, and J. IX Langford. Lexington?W. D. George, Earl* B. Seay, and Jno. C. Wilson. Mgrs.; T. R Keisler. Clerk. Magnolia?Joe A. Epting, Cr Harmon and Sam Monts. Mgrs.-; A. 0 Wessmger, Clerk. Macedonia?G. F. Son. A. A We*? singer, and C. C. Faimer. . Mims?Silas Clark. Ben Rodgers, and Henry Westmoreland. Mgrs.; R? J. Boatwright. Clerk. Qfllr flrovp?TC Tiavt R "R! MiTIm* and E. 0. Hall ? .? .^r. visPeak?-O. L. Mayer, J. H. Eleazer ' and R. J. Stoudemire. Mgrs.; J. H : Sarsrle, Clerk. Pelion.?A. W. Craft. J C Dunbar and A. Madison Hutto. Mgrs.; J. C. r' Shealy. Clerk. ' ;Pine Ridge?H. L. Shealy. N. 0. Koon and H. L. Eptingr. Mgrs. P, B < Lipdler. Clerk ' Pinev "Woods?J. A. Sommera. E. A Frick. C. E. Shealy. Msrrs.; D A ;>< Kleckley. Clerfe" ' V A ; ,;iPond Branch1-S L. Robertson; Joshua Boukhight, and E. ,M. Smith, - * .. Pool's Mill-^W. Q. Jackson. E. Wv ? ; Poole, and Lem Jeffcoat. ,,-Rishton?W. A. Rish. S. Belingtoa.-;^ Gantt and J I Berry. . ..Ridge Road?G. E. Caughman. Ja?. . cob Fited Shealy and Fred E. Shealy, .Swatiaafl T? T, T.vhVanH Tf W. . Neec^and H. E. Rucker, Mgrs.; & J Derrick. Clerk. ' - * i- K Samaria?H. J. Burgess. E. .V* Kirkland ad Wm. Westmoreland. ^ Sandy Run?N. B. Wannamaker. T. L. Williams, and Jobe Redmond* Jr. St. Matthews?J. D McCarthy Killian Steele and Ollie Ballmgton Mgrs.; Rudolph Oswald. Clerk. Steedman-?G. L Hail. T. R. Quattlebaum and Almond Gunter. Summit?J. S. Shealy. N. D Hitd and W. A. Hare. St Andrews?S. R Younginer. H. P. Metze and J. B. Stack Sharpe's Hill?R. S. Sharpe. J I Eargle. and C. C. Sharpe. Each Executive Committeeman will remember, that he is to see to it that the Book of Enrollment and the Boxes for Voting are gotten to his precncts.?and then, he is to have the boxes, with votes in them back to Lexington, on Thursday morning. August 29th. by 10 o'clock. F. Hampton Hendrix Secry. Ex. Com. Lex. County VAUDEVILLE SHOW AT OAK GROVE. Soldier boys from Camp Jackson will give a vaudeville show at Oak Grove school houre Saturday n g'nt August 17 th These vour.g men are all professionals in the r special line and give a creditable entertain merit consisting of music. comedv si'nzinz and dancing: and promise srood clean entertainment to all who Ktend a small admission price wil! I