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?DAY, AUG 2!, 1908
New Developments at the
ICampaign meeting at
I campaign meeting # nt *Mc
C^jo?? Friday was hold in McLnurin
/ill, and about 300 people were
.'present .Thoy cheered nearly cv
eroody, but tho lion's share of tho
applauso went to Sheriff Green
'and Adamsvillo's three candidates
for thc legislature. Messrs, Hunch,
Northan and Whittaker. *' .
An incident which amused tho
'-nu?ionco very much was, when Ii K
Covington was making his speech,
Mr. Wortham quietl^ walked ui} to
i the stage and offered Mr CoVing
. ton a small vial. Mr. Covington re
fused it, and the audience broke
into a storm of laughter and appl
ause. After the noise subsided,
u Mr. Northam explained that it
was nothing but some vinegar for
Mr. Covington's sore throat.
The meeting was presided over
by ll. h. Mclaurin, who introduc
ed 10- I). Graham as the first
speaker. Mr. Graham said that li?
was fifty years old, which he
thought was old enough and young
'onoug'h for a supervisor, ile
thovigh't hw age a nd experience fit;
erl hbo for me work J* e' ;t'e?
wouldgivc tho oeoplean economical |
administration and do good work.
In beginning his speech, Mr.
Graham said that ho had made his
speech at Clio before he knew
that Mr. Manning was not at thc
meeting, and lie had given Mr. |
Maniming the privilege of replying
to him at McColl by speaking first,
when he would have come last in
thc regular order
Frank Manning Jr. simply
thanked tho people for thc votes
they gave him before, andsaid that
if ho is re-elect (al he wotdd give
them roads during tho next four
years that they would be proud of.
sn Ki;ll'I'.
W F Rogers, E ?J Woodley and
C- F- Covington announced their
candidacy in a few words. Mr.
Covington said that Sherill Green
had nuit preaching rotation.
Sherill' Green, after discussing
several matters, gave some inter
esting statistics in connection with
his office' he said that he had been
calleado attend I'20 inquests since
he had been in office, in f>0 of
these the jury decided that nobody
was responsible for the deaths. Of
tho remaining 70, 35 were tried
and acquitted, 12 sent to thc penit
entiary, 10 to the chaingang, and
four hanged.
In 1785 ?John Andrews was clee
U??ieriff, and since then there
have been 26 sheriffs. They have all
hanged 18 criminals, and 1 have
hanged six, or one-third, of these.
Capt. Hinshaw announced his
J. II. Thomas announced his
J. A. Drake said that honors had
been heaped upon Col. Hamer in
the legislature, Mr. Thomas had
boen treasurer five terms, and Mr.
Edens' father served three terms
in the legislature.
,1 I ) Edens said he had never ask
ed for any office, and never held
any except such as school trustee,
niavor and chairman Democratic
cmb. None of these officers paid
anything but was honors given him
by his neighbors.
T C Hamer said that he had been
given a committee clerkship in thc
legislature by the lato Col. C. S.
McCall) who saw him struggling
to get an educntiou and* wanted to
help him got through school. Ho
beon cUrk of tho house ton years
and quit without being run out,
and now asks for clerk of court.
. PF Meeking said he/wanted to
got 1?0 votes at McColl, and bo ol
ctod on the first ba/a;t.
J. F. David sn/y thc coroner's
office was going begging in 1888
and lie took it and worked it up by
hblding all tho inquests instead *of
lelt-ing tho magistrates hold them.
Ho -said Mr. McGilvray was too
af raia ?f a corpse to bo coroner.
Onco he was sitting up with a
corp3C?when tho wind blew up apa
per from over thojgorpso's face, and
McGilvray wont out at the window.
Was defeated for coroner in 1900
by Mr. Covington by* only ti
G. N. McCall said he had atten
ded 40 inquests, and missed only
four, with good excuses.
3. F. McGilvray said he was one
of tho th reo Clio babies another
candidate told about. There are
thirteen from Bcnncttsville, and
that is an unlucky number. Would
not even attempt to drink thirteen
bottles of Northam's vinegar.
David told # ho truth about my
running from #cc?rpse. When I go
to hold an inquest, thc jury and
sheriff will bo there. K
.1 will
um h?
A ^vmu*a>, i-? . r- i?e?w \vhim he
took charge of tho supervisor's of
fice he found the County in an em
burassed financial condition, but
when he went Out lu*, left it out of
debt. Got un average of ?7')o' a
year and had no cleric. At the last
settlement tho Comptroller general
highly complimented my work. I
hope Mr, McGilvray did not count
me in the thirteen from Ben notts -
ville, for 1 th) not claim to be a
Bennettsvillo man.
Mr McGilvray replied that there
were really foin econ, but he did
not count Mcekins,
.Mr. Coward, continuing, saul
that Smithville was entitled to
some recognition. A Smithville
man had twice been a candidate for
legislative honors, but got only a
few votes. The Smithville people
arc feeling this and arc wanting to
bo cut off from Marlboro and be
come part of a new county with
Choraw as the county seat.
J. P. Campbell said that he was
among friends at McColl. He had
lived five years in that township
and got a magnificent vote there
two years ago. Had fulfilled evcr>
pledge made.
N B Bogers said ho had expectet
to make his big speech here, bul
the crowd had got so small IK
would not attempt to speak.
C. W. Crosland asked tho peoph
to vote for Bogers if they wert
satisfied with his administration, i
not vote for Crosland.
J. P. Evans said he hoped to bi
thc one taken, and not ono of titre'
A. H. Odom said bc had si:
years experience in bookkeping
and would serve to best of abilit;
if elected
A. L. Eastorling thanked th
people for their support and prom
iscd the best service possible.
The meeting adjourned abott
one o'clock.
Pain anywhere stopped in 20 minute
sure with one ot* Dr. Shoop's Pink Pni
Tablets, The formula is ou thc 25-cen
box. Ask your Doctor or Druggist ;t
bout Hhs formulai Stops womanly pains
headache, pains anywhere. Write Di
.snoop, Rosine, Wis, for bee trial, t
prove value of his Headache, or Pin
Pain Tablets. Sold by JllO, T Douglai
He Would Help put "the Devil's
Business in thc Hands of
a Receiver"
' ' ? . '?'*>. sf
Editor Peo Dec Advocate: /As
wc aro in tho midst of the/eam
paign and several are at, ?nc hat
Working for l?gislativ^?onors? 1
beg spaco in your ^apor to let
them know somOyf' our political
needs. /"'
I will say/n the outset, that wp
heed some improvement on the)
dog law in this state. I claim
there is enough untaxed dogs, m
S. C. properly managed to place a
nico sum of money to the school
funds, or wisely managed to give
thc buzzards thc finest picnic, since
hog cholera was epidemic in thc
hind; or indifcrcntly managed, as
at present, to east a gloom over
the stato as dark as Egypt vas the
night the distroying angel passed
1 will say just here, that only
yesterday ono of 8. C. four legged
baby do' s came near biting me
'he stio.ets of Clio.. Not con
with biting my child. ii
like they want to pester her
The sacred writer must
.J somoth" dogs ar
' ^rij*^-*'? ?V.-*TT-V
when tte wrote'that p<wo"^y ...
scripture.about letting Ephreim
alone for he is joined to his idols.
Now gentleman, if you want me
to dance to your music: play the
right kind of a tune.
1 want to see the lien law re
pealed because 1 believe it does
more harm than good. For every
ounce of virture, it has a pound of
vice. That it has been of benefit
in some cases 1 admit, but tho
general working of the law is to
make La/.aruses out <>i' the masses
and Dives out of a few. and
while it sorter eases my conscience i
to know that it is thc croat tl C a d 1
child of tho Republican party; 1
am sorry to know that all these
years thc Democratic party has
been such a kind and indulgent
The claim thal the lien law is
for tho benefit of the poor white
man does not hold good lo my
judgment, and in support of my
contention, I (daim that many of
our poor white farmers have been
forced to have the farm, and look
for other employment: because
they could not compete with the
negro in thc item of high rents;
and the way things are going it
won't be long before most of the
poor white tenants will be moved
from the farm, while Mr. Cullie
will be able, to visit hen-houses on
moon-light nights in second handed
I am in favor of doing by the
dispensary like the managers of it
seem to have done with the money,
clean it. up. The question of pro
hibition was .submited to the peo
ple of the stale se\ eral years since,
and te their everlasting credit they
carried prohibition by a large, ma
jority, and we had a right to ex
pect that the will of the people
would he the law of the land.
What was the rest'lt!1 It gi ts n
hands of the politicians and instead
of getting prohibition wo got the
dispensary. That is one time ?ve
went to the polls and asked for li
fish, and received a serpent. I
dont pretend to say that I never
tasted a drop of strong drink but
I try nevor to fake on more under
; my shirl than I can shoulder and
J am no prophet nor son of
jphct, but I beliovo if my ide
e.ro part of thc law's of our
st alf M? would go a long ways to
putting the Devil's business
in jhv hands of a receiver.
J. L. Covington,
CIV/S. C. lt. F. I). No. 1.
mer Developments in the Gil
christ Fowler Case
Jt?V LcGrand, attorney for I)
N fowler, who was indicted by A
0 (??clirist for selling cigarettes
to fe son, Henry Gilchrist, lias
received from Assistant Ail jutant
Sofi'ral Brock a certified copy of
^he*V Bccord and Report of Co.
Vr. tiled hy Capt. W ll McIntyre
ixim the adjutant general. This
i*erj >.< shows that Henry Gilchrist
mtoled the company on Sept
1901, at thc age of 18.
lu, will be remembered that
Votijig Gilchrist and his father tes
at the preliminary hearing in
ase against Fowler that Hen
as only 16.
is unlawful to sell cigarettes
to ulpeison under 18.
jfy,?? unlawful to ?oin tho army
as a soldier under IS.
I i tic
Negri Escaped from Chain^ang.
T-i.sdayAug l l Dave Williams
colo od, eseaped from the chain
gui; while working on a road in
Ad:; jsville. He was cutting hush
es i? the roadside and slipped oil'
into the weods. Ile carried his axe
, r ; him and probably cut his
':: JCS ail. . . the
fryrfr/- . .. -v?M t,??i.v., ?>?..-.. w.
; was oil" on a vacation', and
lhere.! was a new guard in his place.
Williams was convicted of at
tcm piing to kill his wife, and was
sentenced last spring to ten years
in t??o gang. Ile had the longest
term bo serve ol* anybody in the
Sherill' Green and supervisor
Maiming have been doing their
best t> recapture him, bul have
liol yet succeeded. It is said that
Williams bas traveled extensively
und Iiis been as far as Hosten. IL
is thcught that he is making his
.vay turill again.
.-.. -
jTo Be Consolidated.
Aftjr this week the Poo 1 >ee Ad
rocatJ a nd the Marlboro Democrat
?viii bj consolidated and will be
?HiblUjcd as one paper. The price
?viii lio.SI. :>0 a year, payable in
fid vate*.
Thc advertising rates will not be
idyansd, for the present at least.
They 'ill be thc same for the con
solidate! paper that they have
licretdoro been for each imper,
so tim advertisers will get the ad
vantaf ol the combined circulation
nt abut half tho price they have
lierotoore had to pay to reach tho
subcrters of both papers. The Ad
vocate! has often been compli
mente by advertisers who
issertl that it was t h c best
nd vcr ting medium in all the Pee
Dee sit ion. With the subscription
list ollie Democrat added to its
iilreadlarge circulation, it cannot
b oxdled anywhere asa means of
g. Vin ?ubi ?city in this section to
unythg that an advertiser wishes
to mal known to thc public. The
subscilers of the consolidated
paperyill be especially valuable
to advtisers, us every one ts paid
in ed vice.
Win both the Advocate and the
Donnait have large circulations
in the unty, there are very few
people, who take both papers.
Those ho aro taking both can
have th" choice of the following
I. (cy can receive two pa
pers tinne of the subscriptions
'2. 'ey can have one of thc
paper fin t to a friend anywhere
they USC.
IV, ey can have the time
which paid in advance for each
papcrklcd together and the sub
scrip; moved up far enough a
hea I nuke up for both.
4. Joy can gel the money
back ? the portion ol' the sub
to the Democrat which
is muli rod.
Kaqubscriber who has paid in
for both papers will
plcasdtify us as soon as possi
ble wll of these propositions bc
Other Incidents of the Boykin
Meeting-A Recess for
Thc candidates spoke longer at
Boykin last Wednesday than usu
al. At thc other meetings they had
all finished by one o'clock, hut at
Boykin only 12 of thc 30 candi
dates had finished by that hour,
when a recess was taken for din
ner, which tho citizens of thc com
munity served on the grounds.
A C Green presided.
Most of tho speeches wore about
the same as at other places. Be
low is a brief mention of some of
thc new incidents.
While Mr. Drake was speaking
Col. 1 lamer asked him the mean
ingot rotation.
Mr. Drake replied that it had
two or three meanings-One of
them was revolving and might
mean "rovolving mo and Col. Ha
mer and Mr. Thomas around in
tho ollices and leaving thc young
man out." (Laughtei.)
1) D McColl Jr.. took his time
discussing biennial sessions and
the lien law. Voted for biennial
se? otis when it was before lcgis
la' -, but thought b was t mis |
ta and will now vote for annual
sessions. The vote in Marlboro
was 399 for biennial sessions, and
206 against. Opposed to appeal of
lien law, but it should be voted on
by the people.
II C Northam made thc biggest
speech he had yet made.
D L "Whittaker advocated a
marriage license law but opposed
divorce law.
T A Bristow said he wanted la
dies to till all the ollices. Some
body asked, "How about sherill '."
.1 P Bunch said only live states
have annual sessions of the legis
lature. When the biennial sessions
bill w as submitted to thc people of
the state, the vole was
For 25,256.
Against 14,461.
.J C Campbell discussed the fi
nances of the state, and said tho
state was a year behind.
ll K Covington devoted about
di his time to a splendid argument
for prohibition and temp?rance.
J P Gibson reviewed his legisla
tive record. Said he got before 150
)f the 109 votes cast at his home
nee i net, with seven in the race.
J F McGilvray said he wonder
'd what the old broken down
torses would do if they did not
lave Jim David to brag on them.
M E Coward said that tho up
>er part of the county had been
liscrir*;mated against. There aro
ally one or two candidates from
hove Bennettsvillo.
Frank Manning Jr, said that he
fished to correct a mistake which
Ir. Graham bad made at Tatum,
lr. Graham stated there that the
ounty had already paid out $25000
ids year, and that the income
.ould be only $?51,000, leaving
nly $0,000 for thc balance of the
ear. This was a mistake. $8,100
f the amount spentjwas for money
arrowed last year. Only $14,000
id been spent this year, anil tho
it i mated income is $35,000,'which
ould leave $21,000. (?rand jury
ul congratulated him on the
'ice paid for supplies.
IC 1) Graham said that Mr. Man?
ng had been talking about bis
>od work but this is the first
nc he has told anything about
e cost of it. Mr. Manning's books
e public property and anybody
s a right to examine them. I
,vc thc figures, copied from tho
record of tho oflico. Ho asked tho
legislature for about 831,000, and
the tax was lovicd to raise that a
mount. Mr. Graham exhibited
thc following statement, showing
the amount paid out at each meet
ing this year:
Jan 3
Jan 17
Feb 8
Feb 15
Feb 21
Mar 5
Mar 20
Apr 3
Apr 17
May 1
May lo
June 5
June 19
duly 3
July 17
Aug 7
Less amount paid
Mar 5 for borrowed
money " $8,400.00
Balance, paid for ex
penses 1908 $25,174.06
Mr. Graham said that this bad
been taken from the records, and
anybody could examine them and
sec if it iscorrect. He said that
83,893.81 had been paid out at tho
last meeting. Of this, 81469.18
had been paid to individuals for
work in Brownsville.
Mr Graham compared thc cor
responding meeting hist year, and
said that only $1308.45 was paid
out at thc meeting of Aug 10,
1907, when it was not a campaign
year. The county has borrowed
$14,000 this year. There will not
bc enough money to pay the olli
ecrs salaries, court expenses, etc
the balance of the year.
C F Covington said that SI
V.LVOI v.'ni 'mild Lue, <mu o, Ult HO
dies unless he is voted out.
. J B Green said that Mr Coving
ton had already had a piece of
public pie.
MrCovington replied, "Ii was
a mighty little piece". (Laughter.)
"You got all you asked' for,"
said Sherill'Green, amidst laughter
and applause.
All the other candidates announ
ced their candidacy briefly.
Chairman Green urged all to
register and enroll their names.
Io The Voters of The Sixth Con
gressional District;
There an1 live men running for
Congress from this district: ono
>f them in my judgement preemi
nently qualified for the duties of
,ho ollice. A man of genuine
nodesty, c alm sane judgment, pro*
iou need convictions, inflexible in
egrity, great energy and ripe ex
>erionce, he has the courage to do
vhat be believes is right and resist
vhat he believes wrong.
In carly life this man made up
lis mind to get a college education,
nd, though handicapped by insu f
iciont schooling and a lack of
mids, he kept bravely at his task,
util he finally left the South Car
lina college with a splendid
ccord, carrying with him tho do
r?es of Batchelor of Arts and
tatchelor of Laws. Few men cv
r ended a college career with
ighor regard and respect from
btulents and teachers, and his bus .
icss career of sixteen years has
nly confirmed the opinion of his
iirly associates.
As a lawyer, the schemes of the
.ickster and shyster have been
mspicuously absont from hts
radico and his verbal promise is
? good as any man's bond to those
ho know him. As a member of
ie state legislature he showed
mspicuous ability, earning tho
gb regard of the best men in
>th house and senate.
This man has conducted his cam
lign on a high and dignified
am, never overstating his own
lalifieutions or the deticiencies of
S oppononts.
At a time when politics seems
bc degenerating, it should be
'atc ful to those who lovo truth,
stice and right, to have an oppor*
nity to vote for such a man.
The candidate 1 refer to is James
Coggeshall of Darlington, who
os not know that I have writton
9 above.
rbis is written because I owe
n a debt of gratitude for his ad
.e and example during my col
;o days, and because I want the
bors of the sixth district to h?rt
thomselvcs by placing a man of
splendid qualities irr Congross.
(Signed) David K. Coker,
rtsvillo, S. C., A\ig. 18, 1908.
A 12.90

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