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,tNING, S. C., FEB. 11, 1903.
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Entered at the Postoffice at Manning as Sec
ond Class matter.
WE TOLD YOU SO!
A bill passed the senate last
Friday which might have rea
sonably been entitled "an act tc
deprive the poor man of hiu
rights." We refer to the bil]
which requires a license fee ol
$500 to buy seed cotton betweer
August 15th and December 1st.
-the first place, we do not be
/lieve the act can stand a test ol
the supreme court, and in thE
second place, if it can be sus
tained, it is an assumption ol
power, which gives advantage
to one class of citizens and op.
,presses another. Any law
which prevents a man from dis
posing of the legitimate product
of his honest toil in a manner as
suits him best, .s oppressive,
and should not be in -, land
which - boasts of freedom. If
such a law had been enacted by
the English Parliament, for the
benefit of Irishjandlordsto keep
thL.ei atry in subjection, it
.vould not be surprising, but for
a law to pass a American senate,
which strikes at the liberties of
the people, is appalling, howev
er, we must confess, we are not
surprised, because .the mem
bership of that body is composed
of large planters, professional
men, and those interested in ad
vances. Sometime ago, we pre
dicted the passage of just such a
measure, and having always op
posed any legislation that does
not bear equally on all, and we
have watched this bill with par
ticular interest. The bill points
a tendency towards establishing
a landed ;aristocracy, as the
- .-fnIl text of.tit will disclose,
so ' kh-s that we note the
amendment proposed by the Sen
ator from Clarendon to reqire
all "applicants for licenses to be
freeholders,")which at first the
Senate agreed to, but its flagran
cy was exposed by the Senator
from Orangeburg, after which the
Senate recanted, and left the bill
so-thatno one can secure a license
without a petition signed by
"landowners" in the vicinity.
The plea for such legislation is
to- prevent stealing from the
fields; we have no idea such a
-tesult will be accomplished; its
effect will be to inconvenience
and harass the poor man in the
disposittion of the results of his
Weaa~n very well understand
the good policy in the exercise
of control over a product which
has been outlawed and declared
a nuisance-whiskey, dynamite,
*gun-powder and other products
which come under the police
power, but a product which is a
-legitimate article of commerce
the money crop of the people, to
be thus taken in control because
it sometimes happens that it is
-stolen and sold, is not a proper
exercise of legislative control,
and we believe the courts will so
hold, if the question is ever
brought to a test. We admit
that seed cotton is stolen from
the fields, and the law should be,
if it is not, severe in its punish
-ment for the crime. If the Leg
islature can impose a license
upon -the purchase of seed cot
ton, it can also prohibit its sale,
a.nd we do not believe there is a
miember of the General Assem
ble who will argue that the Leg
islature has a right to prohibit
the purchase of any product of
this country. By the imposition of
a severe license for the purchase
of seed. cotton, the poor man,
whose necessity often forces him
to sell, will have it to pay, be
cause the licensee will reckon
the charge in his expense ac
count and pay for the cotton ac
cordingly. Baled cotton is some
times stolen; would anybody
argue that the purchasers of
baled cotton must pay a heavy
license and thus drive out comn
e-ptition? There is as much rea
son in imposing a license for the
purchase of bale cotton as there
is for seed cotton, and there is
as much reason to impose a
heavy license for the purchase
of cotton seed, as there is for
baled or seed cotton. We do not
believe a bill to impose a heavy
license on cotton seed would pass
a committee, let alone the Sen
ate, just the same as no license
is required by this bill for "lint
ers." No. according to our view,
this bill favors a class of well-to
do planters, because it gives
them a better opportunity to
control the product of their ten
ants, and it oppresses the poor
man, because it deprives him of
his right to doas he pleases with
his own property, made with his
own sweat, and which is not dan
gerous to the public health or
morals of the community.
We said at the outset, such
legislation points a tendency to
a landed aristocracy, and why?
Because it seeks to force citizens
who do not own land, to obtain
permission from land owners be
fore they can engage in a lawful
business. The amendment of
fered by the Senator from Clar
gseno, i. e., that only freehold
ers, shall be permitted to apply
nation. Our idea of a free
government is, there should be
no discrimination because of
poverty. We do not think the
founders of this great govern
riient ever intended to make the
ownership of land a license for
special privileges, nor do we be
lieve a land owner should have
the right to dictate who shall
not engage in a lawful business.
Is the country in such a condi
tion, that because a man does
not own land, he must submit to
serfdom? God forbid that the
day should come when the land
owners of this country are to be
prayed to, for the privilege of
earning an honest livelihood, or
as the Senator from Clarendon,
according to The News and Cou
rier's report of February 7th
would have it, that none but
landowners are to be permitted
to engage in a legitimate traffic.
How many of the Senators began
life in a cheese-and-cracker
$-m o k e d-h e r r i n g-seed-cctton
shop? Would these same nen
have favored such legislation
then? We think not. Then
they should not take advantage
of the wealth they have amassed
to oppress those from whom it
was amassed. Claus Spreckles,
the great sugar king, laid the
foundation of his great fortune in
Charleston, and had to leave for
"nigger" trading. Spreckles is
so much attached to the place
where he first saw the glimmer
of wealth that he refuses to sell
the property he did business in.
This great multi-milliona i ae-sli
not permilted his weaTtli to turn
up his nos * orn at his hum
ble b * ning, but is it so with
ou;-awmakers? We cannot con
ceive of how any man, who ever
engaged in the seed cotton traf
fic, could give his consent to fa
vor legislation which tends to
put the traffic in the control of a
monopoly, or breed a lot of vio
lators of law.
We have through these col
umns and in another forum op
posed such. legislation as this,
because we do not think the prin
ciple is right; the purpose for
public welfare will not be accom
plished by it, and because any
law upon our statute books
which seeks to throttle the hon
est products of a people's toil.
tends to monopoly, and accord
ing to our understanding of civil
government, when a General As
sembly puts upon its statute
books a law requiring a license
of $500 to deal in, barter or buy
a legitimate and a necessary pro
duct of commerce, made by the
sweat of the people for a bread
winner, it is arbitrary, unjust,
coercive, and tyrannical, to only
result in oppression.
In order that our readers may
judge of our position we repro
duce the full text of the measure.
SECTION 1. The traffic in seed cotton
or unpacked lint cotton by purchase,
barter or exchange within the period
beginning August 15th and ending De
cember 1st of each year without license
or between the hours of sunset and sun
rise, is hereby declared against the
public welfare, and is prohiibited.
SEC. 2. The clerks of the courts of
common pleas are authorized and em
powered to issue licenses to traffic in
seed cotton or unpacked lint cotton by
purchase, barter, or exchange within
thc period beginning August 15th and
ending December 1st of each year', and
within their respective counties to such
person or persons as shall file with said
clerks, respectively, a written applica
tion therefor, the granting of which
shall be recommended in writing by at
least ten land owners residing within
the township wherein said applicant
intends to cai-ry on such traffic. Such
license shall specify the exact place
whereat said traffic shall be carried on
and the period within which such traf
fic is permitted, and shall continue in
force for the period of one year from
the date of issue; and for such license,
if granted, a fee of $500 shall be paid by
the applicant to the county treasurer
for the use of the county.
SEC. 3- All persons engaged in the
traffic in seed cotton and unpacked lint
cotton are required to keep legibly
written in a book, which shall be open
to public inspection, the name of the
person or persons from whom they pur
chase or receive by way of barter, ex
change or traffic of any sort, any seed
cotton or unpacked lint cotton, with
the number of pounds and date of pur
SEC. 4. Any person who shall engage
in the traffic in seed cotton or unpacked
lint cotton witbin the period beginning
August 15th and ending December 1st
of any year without license as .herein
provided, or between the hours of sun
set and sunrise, or who shall fail to
keep the book of record as herein pro
vided. shall be deemed guilty of a mis
demeanor, and on conviction shall be
punished 'by a fine not exceeding $100
or imprisonment not exceeding six
months, or by both fine and imprison
ment, at the discretion of the court.
SEC. 5. The provisions of this act
shall not apply to the purchase of "lint
ers" nor to the purchase of seed cotton
or unpacked lint cotton sold under pro
cess of law or in the collection of rents
or of liens or mortg-ages previously
given on the cotton sold.
SEC. 6. The provisions of this -act
shall not apply to sea island cotton.
SEC. 7. All acts and parts of acts in
consistent with this act are hereby re
Deafness Cannot be Cured
by local apphecations, as they cannot reach the
dseased portion of the ear. There is only one
way to cure deafness, and that is by constitu
tional remedies. Deafness is caused by an in
famed condition of the mucous lining of the
Eustachian Tube. When this tube gets inflam
ed you have a rumbling sound or imperfect hear
ing, and when it is entirely closed deafness is
the r suit, and unless the inflammation can be
taken out and this tube restored to its normal
condi :ion,hearing will be destroyed forever: nine
ases out of ten are caused by catarrh. which is
nothing but an inflamed condition of the mu
We will give One Hundred Dollars for any
case of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that can
ot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, 0.
Sold by dru::gists. 75c.
Hall's'Family Pills are the best.
The cry of a deficit in the
State treasury, does not deter
the creating of more means to
spend the people's money, and
before thnis session is over it
will surprise us if the legisla
ture does not make four new
ircuits, which means four more
judges, four more solicitors, and
four more stenographers. Then
there are in contemplation
:ther new offices. Oil inspector,
insurance commissioner, en
tomologist or bug catcher. These
things cost money and the peo
ple will be allowed the privilege
ton pay nd keick.
After 25 Years of Sufferir
Deafness, Mir. Wo Scot
3758 N. Fifteenth Street,
Philadelphia, Fa., March 10, 1901.
Dear Sirs: I have now used four bottle
of your Malt Whiskey, and think I owe =
life to this whiskey. I am G7 years old an
h.ve had cartarrh of the nose, throat an
head for twenty-five years or more.
an bard of hearing. About six weeks as
I was so sick I could not eat, sleep an
hardly able to walk. Felt more like dyin
.--ousands like Mr. Scott have b
chitis, Influenza, Grip and Consumi
sltimulates. enriches the blood, aids
disease germs. The system must be kel
strong and vigorous, so that it will thro
off disease. It is the run-down, worn-ot
system that contracts those diseases whic
sc often prove fatal. Take heed, bull
up your body, keep your blood rich an
the circulation normal, then you need ha,
no fear of disease.
Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey is prescribe
by doctors and used exclusively in all tl
prominent hospitals. It has stood sevez
tests for fifty years and always four
absolutely pure and free from fusel o
and all dangerous ingredients.
-CAUTION. - When buying Duffy!
Pure Malt Whiskey be sure you g(
the genuine. Unscrupulous dealeri
mindful of the excellence of th
preparation, are seeking contini
ally to put upon the market for prc
fit only, and will try to sell yo
cheap imitations and so-called Ma
Whiskey substitutes, which, fa
from relieving the sick, are pos!
tively harmful. Demand Duffy
and be sure you get it. It is th
ovly absolutely pure malt whiske
wlbich contains medicinal healti
giving qualities. Look for th
trade-mark, "The Old Chemist," o
The attorneys for Col J. H
Tillman will make applicatioi
for bail tomorrow before Chie:
Justice Pope. Tillman will ge
the bail we have no doubt, an<
if the newspapers will let hir
alone, the courts and his con
science will have an opportunit;
to do justice.
A Mother's Recommendation.
I have used Chamberlain's Coug]
Remedy for a number of years ant
2ave no besitency in saying that iti
est remedy for coughs; colds an<
roup I have ever used in my famaily
Ehave not words to express my conti
ence in the remnedy.-Mrs. J. A
oore. North Star, Mich:- For sal<
y The R. B. Loryea Drug Store, Isa
.\. Loryea, Prop.
The prompt action of Gover
or Heyward in suspending Con
stable Caufleld for shooting at
orse in the streets of Charles
on recently, was right and i
ill act as a warning to the oth
r constables, and show to then
hat whenever they become vio
ators of law, or prove them
elves men of bad discretion
ov. Heyward will not stan<
for them, and will dismiss then
from the force.
The regular examination for teacher
~vill be held in the court house at Mar
2ing on Friday, February 20, 1903, com
encing at 10 o'clock a. m.
S. P. HOLLADAY,
Co.-Supt. of Education.
January 28, 1903. 26.-4t
The matter of feed is c
tremendous importance to th<
armer. Wrong .feeding i
oss. Right feeding is profit
The up-to-date farmer know
what to feed his cows to ge
he most milk, his pigs to gei
he most pork, his hens t(
et the most eggs. Science.
But how about the childreni
Are they fed according tc
cience, a bone food if bones
re soft and undeveloped,
Flesh and muscle food if they
~re thin and weak and a blood
~ood if there is anemia?
Scott's Emulsion is a mixed
ood; the Cod Liver Oil in it
nakes flesh, blood and muscle,
he Lime and Soda make bone
md brain. It is the standard
~cientific food for delicate
Send for free
Be sure that this picture i
the form of a label .s on the
wrapper of every bottle of
Emulsion you buy.
409 Pearl St., N. Y.
-SC.e and $1 .all drngglets
g with Catarrh, Which Caused
Was .Completely Cured by
than living. Was under a doctor's care
and taking all kinds of drugs and medi
cine, douches, solutions in nose, etc. The
doctor nearly blew my head away with a
powerful air pump-medicated air, he
called it. It did absolutely nothing in my
case. I threw everything away-medicine,
air pump, douches-and commenced on
Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey. I felt better
from the start. I take one ounce with
water before and after each meal and at
bedtime, and now, after using four bottles, I
I can eat and drink and sleep well, and I
feel better to-day than I have for twenty
years. I was opposed to all kinds of liquor a
and used none for twenty-five years. I
use Duffy's as a medicine only, and shall
continue to use it as long as I live, if I
can get it. I know it will keep me alive,
and may in time Improve my hearing. I
hope it will. Yours very sinerely,
A LATER LETTER.
Dear Sir: I have improved some since
s writing you before, only occasional cough
y and very little discharge from nose. Feel
d ing much better. My hearing is much im- C
d proved now; not so much roaring in my
I head since Duffy's has brought'my blood
o to a healthier condition and motion.
d Sincerely yours, W. SCOTT.
g March 31, 1901. T
eaen cured of Catarrah, Asthma, Bron
tion by Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey, which
digestion, builds new tissues and kills the I
The genuinLe Duffy's Pure Malt Whis
Sold at all Dispensaries, R
- or direct at $1.00 a bottle. Refuse Imita. -
In tions and substitutes, there Is none just as
e good as "Duffy's." It Is the only whiskey
L recognized by the Government as a medi- d
e cine. Valuable medical booklet sent free.
n Duffy Malt Whiskey Company, Rochester, -
A female fiend was discovered
i in Monticello N. Y. in the shape
I of a woman, who killed her hus
t band, ground up his bones, and
i fed them to the chickens, and in =
1 this gruesome pleasure she had
-the assistance of her daughter.
rMrs. Lafaoette Taylor is the
name of the creature. If she '
will come to South Carolina
Ilucrative employment might be
obtained for her in the fertilizer
A Wea~k Stomach
Causes a weak body and invites dis
'ease. Kodol Dyspepsia Cure cures and
;strengthens the stomach, and wards off
and overcomes disease. J. B. Taylor, a
prominent merchant of Chriesman,
Tex., says: "I could not eat because of
a weak 'stomach. I lost all strength
-and run down in weight. All that
money could do was done, but all hope
of recovery vanished. Hearing of some
t wonderful cures effected by use of Ko
-dol, I concluded to try it. The frrst
a bottle benefitted me, and after taking
four bottles ? am fully restored to my
usual strength, weight and health."
1 The R. B. Loryea Drug Store.
We received a marked copy of
-The Christian Advocate publish. 4
ed in Pennsylvania, containing
two editorials on the murder of
Editor Gonzales, and in both
Senator Tillman is done a grave
injustice. These northern and
Swestern newspapers, which en- E
-deavor to attribute J. H. Till
-man's deed, to the politics in
augurated by Senator Tillman
are, wrong. Senator Tillman
has no connection with the crime,
and while he very properly has
refused to be interviewed we r)
have not the slightest doubt
that he feels keenly the position I
his nephew has placed himself
E Saved Her Child's ILife.
"In three weeks ogr chubby little
Sboy was changed by pneumonia almost
to a skeleton," writes Mrs. W. Wat- E
Skins of Pleasant City, 0. "A terrible
cough set in, that, in spite of a good (
doctor's treatment for several weeks,
grew worse every day. We then used
Dr. King's New Discovery for Con- r
sumption, and our darling was soon
sound and well. We are sure this
grand medicine saved his life." Mi]
lions know it's the only sure cure for
coughs, colds and all lung diseases.
The R. B. Loryea Drug Store guaran- 1
tees satisfaction. 50c and $1. Trialj
Charleston, S. C.
GAGER'S White Lime
Has no equal for quality, strength and
Cooperage. Packed in Heavy Cooper- I
age and Standard Cooperage.
Also dealers in Portland Cement,?
Rosendale Cement, Fire Brick, Rooting
Papers, Terra Cotta Pipe, etc.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
MANNING, S. C.
s. . wxtr.sois. W. c. DUnisT
gILSON & DUR ANT,
Attwrneys and Counselors at Law,
MANNING, S. C.
KodoI Dyspepsia Cure
Digests what you eat.
THE iR. B3. LORYEA DRUG STORE.
Bringo-ur Joh Work to. The Times offie.
GREAT RED L
Only ten days more of this great opportunity of I
0ED LETTER SALE and have bought fully of our m.
alues left for you. Now don't put it off any longer. Wi
.t once and we will prove to you that our RED LETTI
)ur Great Stock of- Shoes,
11 put on sale at Red Letter prices. Just call for our line of Red
etter Oil Grain Plow Shoes for $1 per pair and be convinced that
o better shoe was ever offered in this town for less than $1.25.
ur Red Letter price only $1.
Our whole stock of Shoes. amounting to more than five thou- C
ind dollars, all put on sale at Red Letter prices.
en thousand yards of Plant Bed Tobacco Cloth at i 3-4 cents per yard.
Our entire line of GENT'S, BOYS' & CHILDREN'S CLOTH
.G, also our large line of GENT'S PANTS, all put on sale at
ed Letter prices. Here is a marvelous bargain opportunity. If I
ou want a nice Suit of Clothes or a nice pair of Pants, here is $
our opportunity. -
A large and beautiful lot of Ladie $10, $12.50 and $15 Tailor-Made 'i
wits to close out at $6 and $7.50 per Suit.
INTIRE Men's, Boys' and CI
Put on sale at Red Letter prices. Some of the most marvelous va
Five thousand yards of Yard-Wide 12 1-2c. Spring rladras going on
ed Letter Sale at 8c. per yard.
Our entire line of Gent's, Ladies' and Children's Winter Un
erwear on sale at Red Letter prices.
Ten thousand yards of Tobacco Plant Bed Muslin at I 3-4c. per yard.
Our entire line of Dress Outings going at Red Letter prices. n
10c Outings for 7c and, 7c Outings going at 5c.
Some great values in Winter Calicos going at 4c per yard. t
SAViNG to t11
You farmers of the address of Manning
'he cheapest supply house in the State is th
~ANY at Summerton ?
We are certainly much better prepared
xception we are the largest sellers of Merci
Fake Advantage of Our I
We carry only the Standard Mills Flour, which s n
.J .LO.r. Flour.
"r1 s a d M l.We carry the fine, medium a
xris andM eal strctly the best quality. Pri
Joffees. Our stock of Green Coffees cannot be beat as to
sug ars. We carry Sugar under the uniform price of cont
~ic e.Our assortment of Rice is open to convince you that a
eethan you have been paying until "AVANT'S IS THE
~altT~2:ats We carry in stock Butts, Plates, Chuni
saltM eat . from the packers. No one can get betv
)orn, Oats and Hay, also
iroods, Soda, Lard and ever:
The prices are right.
oargain getting. Hundreds have attended our great
wrvelous values, and still there is a plenty of our great .
know you have been thinking about coming, so come
R SALE is really a Bargain opportunity.
If these prices don't interest you, then we know youdo't
rant a nice Suit cheap.
Line of . .lousefurnisl ng Goods
'ut on sale at Red Letter prices, including Mattings, Oil Cloths,
arpets, Rugs, Window Shades, Curtain Poles and all kinds of
[ouse and Window Draperies, of which we have an endless line.
OrEntire Ladies' Jackets
ut on sale at Red Letter prices. $10 Jackets going at $$5; and
L2 Jackets going at $6 and so on. If you need a Jacket here is
et ten days and our Great Red Letter Sale Is at an end.
iildren's Hats and Caps
lues ever known to the hat wearing men of Clarendon County
Dress Goods at Red Letter Prices..
It will surprise you to know what great values can be had in
ur Dress Goods Department.
Our line of Black Dress Goods is the largest and most corn
lete ever shown in this market. Now is the time to buy your
Ilack Skirt for spring and summer wear. You can get goods- so
imch cheaper now than you will be able to get them in the sum
Our line of Oil Grain Plow Shoes for one dollar is a surprise
> all who see it..
,Jordan, Pinewood, Rimini, Paxville and
e house of AVANT MERCANTILE 00OM
to give the lowest prices, and without any
.andise, and the only strictly cash store in
P * ON THE SUPPLIES;
Low PriCes YOU NOW NEED.
ade of strictly soft winter wheat. Our prices are way under on
nd coarse Grists, bolted and unbolted Meal, water ground and -
ces are right.
quality. Strictly Rio, with Miss Low Low Price to please you.
ract, and we are always in line.
e certainly have the qualities, and our prices are so much lower
Meats, Sides, Cut Sides and Shoulders. We are direct buyers
reen our prices and the packers,
Tobaccos, Soaps, Canned
rthing in the Grocery line.
Come and see us.
itile Comp 'y,
DN. S. C.