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PUBLISHED WEEKLY WINNSBORO, S. C. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1.5, 1906.ESALHD184
A Statement With Docum
Charges Made by Ser
At the campaign meeting held
in Sumter Hon. Richard I. Man
ning made the following state- I
ment which he had prepared for
the purpose of keeping the record
straight respecting his position
on zcertain measures which were
before the legislature while he
was a member:
"I do not propose to be drawn
away from my plan of campaign
or into any controversy, but I in
tend to conduct my campaign on
a high plane, without mud-sling
ing, for I do not intend to ask for
the suffrages of the people of
South Carolina by detracting
from or injuring the chances or
reputation of my opponents. But,
inasmuch as mention has been
made of my votes in the legisla
ture on certain measures, I feel it
necessary to keep the record
straight. I will therefore have to
correct certain statements which
have been made.
"Mr. Blease, in his speech in
Columbia, spoke with a great deal
of feeling when discussing the
work of the investigating com
mittee of the cruelty of imjuring
a man's reputation by insinua
tions or suspicions. He has not
observed this rule in his refer
ence to me, for it will be fonnd
that in giving my record vote on
certain measures he has given
only a part of that record on
those matters, and has done me
an injustice and created a wrong
impression. He may not have
intended this, and he said to me
that he would himself make the
correction to which I called his
attention in a personal conversa
tion, but he has not yet done so,
:and I will therefore set this record
"I wish to say with reference
to the bill regulating the rate of
interest in 1903, reducing the rate
of interest from 8 to7 per cent
that I voted against that bill. My
only business at that time was
farming. I was a borrower of
money annually, but I felt that if
money lenders could not get the
current rates for money from
farmers that they would lend
money elsewhere, and the farmers,
instead of getting money from
banks with which to conduct their
business, would be forced to get
advances from commission mer
chants on a lien at a rate of inter
'est running from 10 to 30 per
cent for advances. For this rea
son, I voted against the reduction
in the rate, and believe that that
action has proved to be in the
interest of the agricultural class.
"On the child labor bill of 1900,
I voted against the bill because
of an understanding had with
Col Jas. L Orr, Mr. Lewis1
Parker and Capt. Ellison Smyth,
that they would use their efforts
to have the mills regulate this
matter themselves, if we did not
sthe }aw. I then on that
rstanding voted against the
They made this effort with
mills, but failed. The follow
year, 1901, the act was again
oduced and I voted for the
1, worked strenuously for its
asae and spoke in support of]
f the bill, as will be found in
Senate Journal, 1901, pages 295
"On the bill to prohibit trusts,
Senate Journal, 1902, pages 462
472, my reasons for voting as I
did are as follows: There was a
section in the bill exempting
agreements with regard to the
sale of agricultural products. Be-1
fore this, an act had been passed
in Tennessee and Texas contain
ing a similar provision. The act
of Texas had been thrown into
Sthe courts and had been passed .
on by the supreme court of the
United States. The decision of
that court was to the effect that
the whole act was invalid, inas
much as this discriminating clause
affected the whole act in favor ofI
one class and rendered the act
null and void.
"In the senate I moved to strike
out that section, because it would
make the bill unconstitutional,
nuil and void. I was trying to
save the bill The senate refused
to strike out that section andlI
then said that in the face of the
decision of the supreme court of
the United States, which was so
clear and positive, it was simply
Schild's play to pass an act when
we knew that the act would be
null and void.
"sI said, my purpose was to
havea bill that would stand the
test of the courts and prohibit
trasts and monopolies.
"Mr. Blease again quotes from
the record in part and does me
ainistice in the matter of the
-xdam oppnnned tha bill
mtary, Proof in Reply to
ator Cole L. Blease.
when it was introdaced because
it was stated, both by the railroad
authorities and the employes of
the road, that it was entirely op
tional with i;he employes whether.
they joined this relief department
or not. But Mr. Blease fails to
state my vote on-the bill the next
"In the meantime I had inves
tigated this matter and made in
quiries among the railroad men
themselves. I supported the bill
in 1903, because 1 was satisfied
that it was not optional with the
employes. but was practically a
matter of compulsion that they
should join this department or
would lose their position. My
vote for the bill is found in the
Senate Journal, 1903, page 243.
"With reference to my position
on the Caughman act of 1900, 1
will say I voted against a bill in
1892 which provided for a parti
tion in car, but gave no separate
toilet accommodation for t h e
sexes, which would have been in
decent. This bill failed because
of its glariig defects.
"The separation of the races
was provided for by the act of
1898, when I was not a member
:>f the legislature. When the bill
was before the senate in 1900 to
%mend the bill, I voted against an
ndefinite postponement, which
would have meant the. death of
bhe bill. Certain amendments
were put in it in the senate, which
lid not meet my approval, and I
oted against the bill as amended. c
Dn the report of the committee
>f conference, the house refused
,o agree to the senate amend
nents. On motion that the sen
ite recede from its amendments,
t was moved to lay that motion
>n the table and on that motion e
:o table- I voted 'Nay' which
hows that 1 favored the bill as
)assed by the house and as finally
>assed, with one minor amend
nent, and which amendment I
greed to in committee of free
onference. Senate Journal, 1900,
>age 412. C
"I was then put on the com
nittee of free conference on the
aughman bill..- That committee
-ecommended that the senate re
ede from some of its amend- d
nents, I as one of this commit
ee, of free conference, approved C
he bill as passed which was sat- ~
sfactory to the author of the bill,
wd I voted for it as it passed.
"With reference to my vote on
he repeal of the charter of theC
7irginiaCarolina Chemical Comn-C
>any, I desire to state that the
ill provided for the repeal of the
~harter of that company without
~ny process of law, which was a8
>roposition for which I felt that
could not stand, inasmuch as
uch an action would be entirely
legal and unjust and would de
troy property rights in an uncon
titutional mqnner and would be a
violation of my oath."
In explanation of the author
hip of the Raysor-Manning bill,
senator Manning directed the 1
ttention of the public to the fol-L
owing statement from Senator
sENATOR RAYsOR's sTATEMENT.
C the Editor of The State: e
In your report of the campaigo I
neeting held here yesterday, it I
ippears I assented to a statement n
hat the bill offered by the senate
lispensary committee, as a sub- c
titute for the Raysor-Manning fi
>ill, should be called the Raysur- a
['illman bill. This is a mistake a
wd it was not my intention to g
onvey ,any such impression. C
While the committee's substitute C
ontained most of the provisions v
>f the Raysor-Manning bill, for i
which 8enator Manning should beJ
iven more credit than I, it also s
ncorporated the views of Senator 1:
'illman as to purchasing whiskey,
~rom government bonded ware
oses. It was really the com
ittee bill, introduced by the
:ommittee as a substitute for the
Raysor-Manning bill. The bill, a t
nost excellent one as a whole, did i
e t in all its particulars meet my d
approval, and I proposed amend- (
cents changing entirely some of c
ts most impoitant provisions. I
Ibe mere fact that I offered
amendments to it while on its a
passage does not give me the jf
right to lay claim to its author
ship. This may be unimportant,
but I haye no desire to be credited
for that to which I am not en
titled, and in justice to those who
labored so earnestly to safegagrd
the dispensary from maladmii
tration, it is well to keep the
T. M. Raysor.
Oranhnbrg July 11.
rir. Pagan Explains.
ro the Citizens of F a i r fi e I
It is current throughout th
:ounty that the large increase (
he delinquent tax of the curret
year is owing to my lack of dut
is auditor, and it is being use
,o draw votes from me in th
-oming election. I will endeavc
:o tell the voters during t h
-anvass to what the cause is du<
ind am satisfied that I can sho,
o the fair-minded people th
-ause, but as many will not hav
:ime to attend the meetings,
2ave decided to have publishe
his open letter, in order to reac
,hose who will not have time c
)pportunity to attend the meet
The first and greatest cause c
he increase of delinquents, wa
he school census that was take:
luring June, 1904. This censu
vas made for the purpose c
)btaining the number of polls ani
logs in each school district
;ogether with such property tha
iad iuot been returned by th
)wners for taxation. The enumer
tors were appointed by t h
iperintendent of education o
he county to conduct this work
econd, as for as possible ther
vas added such property, pol
nd dogs, as could be found, b;
hich many names were adde<
;o the tax book of 1905. A larg,
ercent of the additional name
vere persons that had never pai<
ax. 'ch as negro women, own
ng a cow, a dog or a pig, and i
;ood many young fellows unde:
,ge or (or supposed themselve.
o be,) and a number of otheri
hat had not paid tax on accoun
>f exemption. These peoplh
.dded in this way had never pai<
ax, they did not know really tha
hey had to pay, so did not come
orward to pay while taxes wert
ieing collected. The number o:
lames added by the schoo
numeration, together with tha
dded by the townships boards
mounted to eight hundred anc
Ifty (850), of which ninty pe
ent were delinquents. There
as quite a number of duplica
ions also, caused by the enumer
tion, in this way, the enumerato:
f school district No. 2 wouk
rithouPt knowing be in No. 3 o:
2, and get names out side of hi
istrict, so with the enumerato:
f No. 3, and all other schoo
istricts of the county.
I took charge of the auditor's
ifice the first of March, 1904
.d made up the book of 190W
com the date found in the offic4
>gether with the enumeratior
iade for the schools. I had tc
.o the work very- hurriedly ir
rder to have the book ready foi
he treasurer. This year I have
een taking particular care, s<
bie book for 1906 will be as free
s possible from troubles that
ave been hanging on from yea1
r year. I have, in fact, devotec
iy entire time to the work, have
ot had time even to say to the
eople that I want to be thei2
uditor for the next term.
The voters are being told that
am idle and not attentive tc
rork simply to catch votes. ]
ivite inspection of my work, ]
ave nothing to hide.
E. F. Pagan.
Galveston's Sea Wall
2akes life now as safe ini thal
ity as on the higher uplands
. W. Goodioe, who resides or
)utton st., in Waco, Tex., needs
o sea wall for safety. He writ es
I have used Dr. King's New Dis
overy for Consumption the pas:
e years and it keeps me wel
nd safe. Before that time I had
cough which for years had beer
rowing worse. Now it's gone.'
ures chronic Coughs, La Grippe
roup, Whooping Cough and pre.
ents Pneumonia. Pleasant t<
ake. Every bottle guaranteed a1
no. H. McMaster & Co.'s drug
tore. Price 50c and Si 00. Tria.
WILL BE CONTINUED Il
he future the same as in the p as
n the old establishment in all it
epartments with a full stock o
askets, Burial Cases and Coffin
onstantly on hand, and use o
earse when requested.
Thankful for past patronagi
.nd solicitous for a share in th
uture, in the old stand.
Calls attended to at all hours.
Tll ELIOTT GIll SHOP.
J. M. ELLIOTT & Co.
I S. PIXLEY, M. D
WINNSBORO, S. C.
Offices: 4 Law Range.
T~ouns. 10 to 3.
NOTICE OF ELECTION
a Upon the Proposition of
e Fairfield County Issuing
$40,000 in Bonds for
Paying of Presnt In=
I debtedness and fletting
e on a Cash Basis
e Notice is hereby given ait an diec
tion will bet held at the 4evernl pre
Scinctsestab'ished by law inFairfield,
County on 'TUESDAY, .\ UIST 28),I
e 190, upon. the question f Fairfield
E County issuing $40,000 in b), ads for the
paying of present indebt'dness and
getting on. a cash basis, pu .uant; to an
Act of the- General.Assemb., approved
i the 16th dat~y of February, ! 0, which
r said Act. is as follows:
AN AcI to Provide Funds "or Paving
- the Present Indeht.edeis- .f -1Fairfield
County, so as to put the Q. id County
f on a Cash Basis.
Section 1. Bc it efnacted by the Gen
eral Assembly of the State of South
2 Carolina, That for the purpose of pay
s ing the present indebtedness of the
County of FairfielC, and providing for
the expenses of the County, the County
Board of Commissioners of the County
of Fairfield be, and hereby are, author
t ized and empowered to iss-ie and sell
ir1erest-bearng coupon bonds of said
a County, payable to bearer, and in such
- denominations as they may deem
a best, for the suni of forty thousand
f ($40,000.00) dollars, "ad bearing inter
est at the rate not exceeding 4 1-2 per
cent.Ipei'annum,yayable annually, on
a the first day of N ovember of each and
every year, to bear date first day of
November, A. D. 1906. to ben iade pay
able forty years from , he date thereof,
with the right to redeem and retire the
same, or any part thereof, after twenty
years, to be made payable in any legal
tender of the United S* tes: and said
bonds shall be exempt fonm all State,
- County and municipal taxes. And
any bank investing any part of its
surplus in said bonds, that part of snr
plus shall be exempt from taxation:
Provided, however, That the question
of issuing said bonds shall be submitted
to the qualified voters of Fairfield
County, on August 2S, 1906, by the
Board of County Commissioners: And
Provided, further, That said election
shall be held on said date in the man
ner and under the rules governing gen
eral elections in this State, at which
election the question of bond issue shall
be submitted to said electors as follows:
There shall be two sets of tickts, on
one of which shall be printed, "For
b Bond Issue;"and on the other, "Against
Bond Issue;" and if the majority of
the ballots be for bond. issue, then. said
bonds shall be issued as provided in
7 this Act; and if the majority of the
ballots east be against bond issue, then
said bonds shall not be issued.
Sec. 2. That said County Board of
Commissioners ...of Fairfield County
shall issue said bonds, to be signed by
the County Supervisors and counter
signed by the Clerk of the Board of
County Commissioners, to be impressed
with the seal of the County Supervi
sor, and the coupons thereof shall be
signed in the same manner: Provided,
however, That the signatures of said
officers may be lithographed upon the
coupons of said bonds, and suen litho
graphing shall be sufficient signing
thereof, and said bonds shall be num
bered consecutively from one upward,
and a record of the respective numoers,
denominations and amounts of said
bonds shall be registered and kept by
said Board, in a suitable book provided
iby said Board for that purpose.
Sec. 3. That said County Board of
Commissioners shall negotiate and sell
said bonds for cash and for not less than
par, and shall appropriate as much of
the pi'oceeds of the sale as necessary to
the purpose of paying off the indebted
ness and pay balance to the County
Treasurer, to be used for the general
expenses of said County.
Sec. 4. That there shall be levied and
collected annually, from and upon all
the property in the County, a sufficient
sum to pay interest on said bonds; and
the County Trreasurer shall collect the
same and pay said coupons as they,
may mature. And there shall also be
levied and collected upon all the taxa
ble values of the County a sum equal
to one-sixtieth of amount of bond issue,
for the year 1907, and for each and
every year thereafter; which sum shall.
be, and constitute a sinking fund for
the payment of said bonds when they,
Sec. 5. That the sinking fund hereby
created for the redemnption of the said
bonds shall be kept separate and intact.
by the County Treasurer and Clerk of
Court of Fairfield County, and their,
successors in office, who shall consti
tute the Sinking Fund Commission,
and shall be denosite'd at interest in
some solvent bank or banks within t his
State for the benefit of said fund. The,
said Sinking Fund Commission arei
hereby authorized to use the said sink
ing funds or any part of it in purchas- -
ing and retiring the bonds herein
authorized at any time, whether they
be due or not, if same can be purchased
at a reasonable priee, and to keel) a
correct record of all such purchases and
cancellations. The said sinking fundst
shall be protected and held under the
official bonds of the said County Treas
urer and Clerk of Court.
Sec. G. No part of the money arising
from the sale of bonds shall be applied
to the iudebtedness of the said County
of Fairfield until the legal amount of:
such indebtedness shall be first deter
mined by a Commission to be appoint
ed for that specific purpose.
A pproved the 16th day of February,
The following named persons have
been appointed 31anagers of. Election,
Albion-J E Stevenson, W L Ros
borough, Adani Dun bar.
Bear Creek-John H Cooper, Charles
Heins, E W Kennedy.
Blythewood-C B Boney, WN A
Broom, P B Hoffman.
Centreville-W Bris Hogan, David
Bran bam', Jr, T 0 Holl is.
Feasterville-MI D C Colvin, Thos E
Dve, Henry Coleman.
Gladden's Grmove-Jas M Higgins,
Thos McDonald, J WN Keistler.
Green brier-S R Rutland, J R Del
leney, WN P Blair.
Horeb (Hawes' Store)-N D.Roberts,
J WN Clark, A J Brown.
Jenkinsville-B H Yarborough, J B
-Curry, D L Glenn.
Jackson Creek-Moses Clarke, J WV
Pope. C K Tfurnler.
~ongtown-Saml McCormick, J T
Stewart, A Wy Mthaann.
Monticello-J H Aiken, W J Burley,
A (, MIIeeekin.
Rtidgeway-W G H7ininant, William
Rembert, Chas Tidwell.
Winnsboro-.JNo A Hlinnant, Jno 11
Neil, .Jas WV Boliek.
Voodward-W M Harvey, S L Me
)onabilI, .\ W Briee.
On the day of election the Managers
must. organize by the election of a
Chairman and a Clerk, if necessarv.
The Chairman elected is empowered to
The Managers have the power to fill
any vacancy, and if none of the Man
agers attend, the citizens can appoint
from among the qualified voters the
Managers, who, after being sworn, can
conduct the election.
At the close of the election the Man
agers and Clerk must proceed publicly
to open the ballot boxes and count the
ballots therein, and continue without
adjournment until the sane is coin
pleted, and inake a statement, of the
Within three days thereafter, the
Chairman of the Board, or some one
designated by the Board, must deliver
to the Comniissioners of Election the
poll list, the boxes containing the bal
lots, and written statements of the re
sult of the election.
The Managers at each precinct named
above are requested to delegate one of
their number to secure boxes and blanks
for the election. They can be secured
on and after August 21 at the Covrt
Managers will be paid $1.00 per day
for coming for the boxes and five cents
per mile each way by the most direct
route; one dollar per day for returning
the boxes and same mileage as above;
one dollar per day on day of election
and live cents per mile each way, going
and returning home, not to exceed
three days in all. Each set of Mana
gers is allowed a Clerk, who receives
the same pay as the Managers.
R. D. BOLICK,
J. A. STEWART,
Commissioners State and County Elec
tions of Fairfield County.
In accordance with the constitution
and rules of the Democratic party due
notice is hereby given that on TUES
DAY, AUGUST 2S, 1906, a primary
election will be held at the usual places
of voting in Fairfield County for the
purpose of nominating candidates for
the following offices, to wit:
One Lieutenant Governor.
One Secretary of State.
One Adjutant and Inector General.
One State Superintendent of Educa
One Attorney General.
One State Treasurer.
One Railroad Commissioner.
One Member of Congress, Fifth Dis
Three Members of House of Repre
One County Supervisor.
One Judge of Probate.
One County Superintendent of Edu
One County Treasurer.
The polls will open at 8 o'clock A. M.
nd close at 4 o'clock P. M., when the
votes will be counted and the result
The following persons have been duly
~ppointed Managers of said election
~nd one from each precinct will p lease
~all on the County Chairman Satur
lay, the 25th inst., and qualify and get
oxes and tickets:
Albion-J E Stevenson, J T Doug
ass, Fitz Dove.
Blythewood-A S Langford, James
Lorick, Durham Boney.
Bear Creek-T C Duke, C H Heins,
dI L Cooper.
Centreville-W B Hogan, Charles
kbell, Robt Eastler.
JLongtown-J C Stewart, B F Cas
ells, David Smith.
Ridgeway- -N C Crumpton, E M
Jellichamp, Wmn Spence.
Greenbrier-J WV Richardson, S WV
room, WV G Smith.
Mossy Dale-T .C Camak, G R Perry,
JI R Robertson.
Horeb-A J Brown, G B Hagood,
Jenkinsville-C B Douglass, Jr, B H
~ar borough, S S Curry.
Monticello-W J Burley, S G Mc
eekin, J H Aiken.
Feasterville--H C Coleman, S E Hill,
Woodward-W M1 Harvey, T WV
rice, Jr, J A Stewart.
White Oak-J H Neil, Jas McDowell,
Gladden's Grove-Will Dixon, Barnes
loley, Robt McDonald.
Wateree-J D Rawls, E L Lathan,
oe S Isenhower.
Mitford--J M1 Higgins, Jas Gladden.
Holly Grove- Andrew Ballen tine,
)scar Riley, Oscar Biroom.
Winnsboro-W A Beaty, WV R Elliott,
t Y Turner.
Fairfield Cotton Mills-J H Hudson,
A Wright, J S Babenbaugh.
Jackson Creek-WV J Turner, WV J
.opeC, .J C Stone.
Sie~-J B Frazier, J 31 Edermng
m,~ E M Milling.
T, S. BRICE,
J. R. CL RL EE, County Chmn. -
some Plain Facts
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the soreness of the gums.
To be used on any kind of dental
late. A large box of Dental Plate*
soLD) oNLY n~Y
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611 Main St., COLUMBIA, S. C.
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