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LOUIS APPELT1. Editor.
MANNNIG. S. C., SEPT. 30, 1903.
PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY.
THE FARMERS CONVENTION - A GOOD
The Farmers' Protective and
Marketing Uuion of Clarendon
county met in the Institute hall
Sept, 26th, with every township
in the county represented except
Friendship. There were thirty
five delegates present represent
ing 17 farmers clubs.
The convention was called to
order by temporary chairman
E. D. Hodge, who in a very ear
nest and graceful manner stated
the object of the convention, and
and in his remarks he took occa
sion to say that inasmuch as
there was a probability of his
being a candidate for office, he
did not think it proper to lay
himself and the organization
liable to criticism, and therefore
asked that he not be made the
permanent chairman. Immedi
ately upon the chairman announ
cing that the convention would
proceed with the permanent or
ganization, Doctor Woods who
had been elected to represent New
Zion, arose to what he termed a
question of personal privilege,
but after making some vague
hints at something or somebody
he proceeded to a speech, but
Chairman Hodge interrupted
him and informed him that the
convention was there for busi
ness and would adopt the five,
minute rule on speech making,
to this Dr. Woods objected and
proceeded to throw out hints by
chunks. He pictured all sorts
of-calamities, that he would warn
the people against; in other
words his "talkee machine" was
well greased, and during his
direful remarks Mr. J. E. Kelly
started to interrupt him, because
he thought some of the Doctor's
hints were meant for him, which
the Doctor disclaimed.
It was at this stage that Chair
man Hodge asked to be relieved
of the chairman '; promising
to labor for welfare of the
oranizati n in the private ranks
ic e could do better service
when out of official position, and
away from the taunts of those
who would hint that he wished
to serve his political ends. Mr.
Hodge's speech had a manly ring
and it was approvingly comment
ed oli by the members.
The roll of delegates was call
ed and the following permanent
officers were elected to serve
Hon. E. R. Plowden, Presi
dent; W. D. McFaddin, 1st. Vice.
President: E. D. Hodge, 2nd.
Vice President: A. J. Richbourg,
Secretary and Treasurer.
The constitution and by-laws
adopted at the former meeting
by accident were left at home
by Mr. J. G. White, the temnpor
ary secretary, which left the
convention without a guide as to
mode of procedure. At the re
quest of several members Mr.
Louis Appelt drew up a paper
covering the principles in the
constitution, which was present
ed to be read, whereupon Dr.
Wioods saw snakes, and without
waiting for the paper to be read
made vigorous objections and
grew almost frantic in his elo
quent warnings againt the hid
den dagger concealed in the
sleeve of the enemy to th~e far
mer. Mr. Appelt, who was
present, asked permission to ex
plain the paper but the doctor
thought it was loaded, and ob
jected, claiming that Mr. Appelt
had no right in the deliberations
-of the organization. The chair
man however placed the matter
before the body, which readily
*desired to hear from Mr. Appelt
*who briefly gave an explanation
of his connection with the paper
and suggested to the doctor that
Sif he would wait until the paper
was read he would have no reas
son to complain, but this only
had the effect of stirring up the
doctor's spooks, and he made all
sorts of declarations with bow
wow attachments. He continued
opposing tbe reading of the pa
per until called to order by the
chair, then Hon. J. E Tindal and
Capt. D. J. Bradham were elect
ed lecturers of the Union. It
was decided to have an execu
tive committee composed of one
member from each club who
shall be chosen by his respective
club, and that the person chosen
have his- name and address sent
*,to the county president, whose
post office address is Manning.
The selection of the executive
committeeman be made at the
first club meeting to be held
from now. .It was also decided
that each club select a person to
report on the 1st of each month
to the president,as to all matters
pertaining to the interest of the
Union, together with the condi
tion of the crops, amount of fer
tilize used, etc., and that the
president shall publish in THE
MANNING TIMEs what in his
judgement should be published.
Mr. J. E. Kelly moved that no
professional man be elegible to
a seat as a member of this or
ganization or a delegate at its
conventions. Dr. Woods, as if
stuck by the sharp point of an
instrument piercmng his restive
ness, jumped to his feet to make
a speech on the motion, but was
wrapped down by the chairman's
gavel aided by the stamping of
the delegates. The president
ruled Mr. Kelly's motion as un
necessary, as the same was in
cluded in constitution and by
laws of the Union, and at the
same time informed, Dr. Woods
he was inelegible to membership
in the order.
Appelt was now read,and adopt
ed in its entirety,with the excep
tion of a slight change, making
the minimum membership 12 in
stead of 15, and is now adopted
as the constitution of the Far
mers Protective and Marketing
Union, and is as follows:
Representing as we do, the
several farmers' clubs in Claren
don county, to make rules for
the government of the organiza
tion known as the Farmers'
Protective and Marketing Union,
it is declared by this convention
to be the purpose and intent of
this. organization to have the va
rious townships organized into
farmers' clubs for the purpose
of conferring with each other in
the making and marketing of
their products, to endeavor to
effect arrangements to buy in
quantity, to aid each other in
the development of the lands,
and for all things as are of ben
efit to the farming interests. It
is our purpose to strive to make
better our educational facilities,
urge the necessity for the build
ing of our highways. and to be
just to those we have dealings
with, and demand justice from
We recognize the tendency of
the times, to concentrate capital,
and when it is done for the pur
pose of upbuilding and fostering
honest enterprise,we wish it God
speed, but when the concentra
tion of capital means the combi
nation of a few to drive out com
petition, and crush the many,and
thereby add insult to injury by
ruthlessly and wantonly disre
garding the rights of the people,
we stamp it with disapproval
and enlist ourselves to resist its
unholy efforts. This organiza
tion is for the purpose of pro
tecting itself against the greed
of trusts of all kinds, and the
dishonest methods of individ
The county organization shall
meet four times a year, the dates
to be fixed by the convention,
and its officers shall be compos
ed of a president, two vice pres
idents, a secretary, two or more
lecturers and an executive com
mittee, to consist of one member
from each club.
The duty of the president shall
be to preside at the conventions
and his term of office shall be
for one year, and he shall also
be chairman of the executive
committee. The vice president
to preside when the president is
absent. The secretary -to have
charge cf all the records of all
the records of the organizations
and to have pub]lished all notices.
The executive committee when
ever they shall be called by the
president, shall have power to
act in cases of emergency, and
to promulgate such matters as
will be of interest to the organm
.No person shall be elegible to
membership in the Farmers
Protective and Marketing Union
who is not practically engaged in
farming as a means of livelihood,
and whose farming is not para
mount to every other business he
is engaged in. It is the intention
and meaning of this body to ef
fect an organization of farmers
solely, and to make inelegible
for membership speculators,law
yers, editors,doctors, merchants,
(by merchants it is not meant
those farmers who keep planta
tion stores) mill men, and all
other callings and professions,
wich are engaged in interests or
callings which with them is par
amount to that of farming.
The county organization shall
be composed of one delegate far
every twenty-tive members of a
club, and one member for every
fractional part of twenty-five,
but no club can be o-ganized
with less than twelve members.
The clubs shall have a presi
dent, vice president, and secre
tary, and one executive commit
These clubs shall meet as of
ten as .their local environments
require, and whenever in their
judgement a private meeting is
necessary they shall exclude all
who are not members, and pro
ceed to business, when such as
are present, will consider them
selves honor bound to keep se
cret the proceedings until the
same shall - have been formally
made public by the authorized
On motion, Mr. Appelt was in
vited to address the body twice,
once to explain the meaning in the
clause of the constitution regard
ing merchants, which he declared
was self explanatory,that farmers
who operated plantation stores
in connection with their farms
as an aid to their farming opera
tions were entitled to member
ship,-the meaning and intent
of the whole paper was to only
have in the organization men
who are actively engaged in
practical farming as their prin
cipal means of livelihood- He
explained that a man may own
and operate numbers of farms,
but when his other callings or
interests are paramount to his
farming operations, farming
with such a person is a side issue
and therefore he is not elegible to
membership in a farmer's club.
The purpose of this organization
is for farmers solely,and no law
yer, doctor,merchant or any oth
er profession is invited to join,
and where an attempt is made
by those whose interests are
paramount to that of farming, it
is an unwelcomed intrusion, and
must not be tolerated if the or
ganization is to be successful.
Mr. Appelt in his speeches offer
to the publish all notices for the
organization free of charge, and
a resolution was adopted extend
ing thanks of appreciation to
him. It was resolved that mem
bers of the Union hold their cot
ton seed for a price not less than
exchange for meal, 100 bushels
of cotton seed for one ton of
prime meal, and $10 in cash.
This motion was thoroughly dis
cussed by Messrs. J. E. Kelly.E.
D. Hodge, T. B. Mims, W. M.
Plowden, J. M. Davis, M. C.
Williams and A. P. Burgess.
The difference ifl the cash and
exchange was argued as an in
ducement to farmers putting
fertilizers on their lands, instead
of selling the seed and spending
the money for other purposes.
Mr. E. D. Hodge upon invita
tion addressed the convention.
and made a good sensible tali
on the necessity of holing togeth
er, starting a bureau of inforna
tion whereby the farmers could
ascertain what is doing in the
cotton world and not depend en
tirely upon Neill and other de
Captain Bradham was present
and was also invited to speak,
and as he arose he was greeted
with applause. He thanked the
convention for the honor of se
lecting him as 'one of the lectur
ers, and promised to engage in
the work earnestly and actively,
that he would visit every club,
and do all in his power to build
up the organization. He referred
to the many commissions he had
in war and in peace, and he re
garded this one with much appre
A committee of three composed
of Messrs. J. E. Eelly, W. M.
Plowden and H. B. Richardson,
Jr. was appointed to confer
with the cotton- seed oil mills
in this and other sections, and
inform them of the convention's
action with regard to cotton seed
and meal, and said committee to
report results to next meeting.
The matter of the tobacco
trust was brought up by Messrs.
J. M. Player, and after some
discussion it was resolved that
the chairman of each township
club request the merchants not
to handle any trust tobacco,and
authorized said chairman t o
promise the organization's sup
port to those merchants who
refuse to buy trust goods.
Messrs. J. M. Montgomery, J.
E. Kelly and J. F. Bradham was
appointed a committee to confer
with the tobacco organization of
North Carolina, and promise sup
port to it in its fight against the
tobacco trust in that State.
It was resolved that any coun
ty officer in the Farmers Protec
tive and Marketing Union desir
ing to become a candidate for
public office must resignhis office
in the organization. A motion to
have a secret sign and password
was tabled with all but two
The matter of discrimination
against the home consumer by
the local cotton seed oil mills
was discussed at the request of
the body by Mr. Appelt, who
had given the matter a good deal
of thought. He claimed that
the mills based their price of
of meal on the rate fixed F. 0.
B. Columbia, and when the
local buyer drove up to a local
mill he w'as charged the price at
Columbia together with the rate
of freight from that point to the
mill. He claimed this to be an
outragous discrimination against
the home farmer. The freight
is not earned by the mills, but
extorted to help the mill to meet
bompetition abroad; it is a case
of making the home farmer con
tribute out of his pocket about
$2 a ton for the benefit of the
stock holders. He urged the
convention to not overlook this,
a most important matter, and
advised, if the mills persisted in
this wrong, and refused to save
the farmers the freight, to order
their meal so that if freight is
to be paid, let the railroads who
work for it, get it. He said that
when the mills discovered the
farmers were determined to be
treated justly they would treat
them right. The committee to
confer with the mills were in
structed to take this matter in
It was decided that the town
ship clubs meet on the third
Friday in October. at 4 o'clock
p. m. to transact business and
eect delegates to a county con
ventior. to be held 1st, Saturday
in November at 12 m. at which
time the labor and other im
portant matters will be dis
We neglected to state that
after it was made clear to Dr.
Woods that he was ineligible
for membership he remained a
short while longer and then left
very much out of humor with
the writer whom lie threatened
to "meet at the Philippines"
well we won't go, as we cannot
NO TIME FOR BICKERING.
The petty fling at the "little
fellow" who is pressing'- for 40
cents a bushel for cotton seed,
is unworthy of the man who
makes it, and the farmers are
not going to be hoodwinked by
the old hackneyed cry "he is af
ter office for next year or two
years later. We say that the
farmers have too much intelli
gence to not be able to distm
guish between the sincere and
insincere, and it matters not to
them what motive prompts the
urging of a good thing. When
it comes time to select officials
it will then be time enough - to
consider he worthinesss or un
worthiness of a man, and so far
as we are concerned, we have
already stated that under no cir
cumstances will we seek official
position next year. This way of
trying to divert attention from
an issue by impugning motives,
is the trick of the politician, but
the people see through it, and
will not be fooled by it.
It is a rule with us to refuse
to notice such flings, but we do
notice this one, because we feel
and it gives us an opportunit:
to let him know that we are no
trying to get back in office, a:
he would have it appear. no
would we ever try to ge
back into office, had we been s
ignominiously defeated as h
was when he was last a candi
date. We did not go back to th
Senate it is true, but 809 unde
bauched voters of this county re
corded their preference for us t
go back,which is the largest vote
ever polled for us before, an<
which was a larger vote that
others received and were declar
ed elected. Whenever 809 vote
are recorded for a man in thi:
county, where the nominal vot
is about 1500, that man can fee
assured he still retains a major
of the vote of the county, wheth
er he is manipulated to defea
or not. Now so far as our eve
going back into office is con
cerned, we can say with sincer
ity that at present we have ni
such desire, but there may corn
a time in the distant future whet
we might aspire and when w,
do, and can get the handsom
endorsment we received in th
last primary we shall be prow
At present we have enlister
in a cause which if we can ad<
something to aid the farmer
in getting just treatment frog
those who have not alway
treated them justly in the past
we will have accomplishes
more good than we can wer
we to hold office always. Bu
suppose for the sake of argu
ment our motive in urging a bet
terment of the farmers conditio
we are actuated by selfish mo
tives, will it be argued that the:
should pay no attention to wha
we say in their interests? W,
hardly think, even the man whi
flings at our efforts, will uncove
himself and make such an admis
sion. He must admit, if we ari
urging the farmers to stand to
gether, be just and reasonabl,
in their demands, and to refuse
to permit themselves impose<
upon, that they are getting goot
advice, without - regard to th
motive prompting it.
This is not a time to questioi
sincerity, but this is a time fo
sensible and practical action. I
the people are going to wait un
til it is decided whether or no
good advice and counsel, is sin
cere, the time for action wil
have passed, and those we ar
urging the farmers to make de
mands from, will "laugh in thei
sleeves" as they continue extort
ing and oppressing. Quit cavil
ing and get down to earnest bus
iness. We do not expect ver:
great results at first, but if thi
farmers hold out tenacious]:
there- is no reason why grea
good cannot be accomplished
What is needed is firmness, intel
ligence and justice.
People who claim to have no vice
usually have but few v~irtues.
We have now in stock in this depm
ture in all grades at prices lower ti
town and county. When in need of]I
before you buy. We will save you mc
-We have also in stock a full line o
finest goods, and whenin need of anyt
Our manager, Mr. JTohn W. Heri<
We also carry in this diepartment
Machines in all grades and styles.
- We can furnish you nice Shuttle:3
We can furnish the celebrated
This Machine can do 25 per cent
of time than any other machine made.
Call and see us when you need a n
JOHN W. HE
Is announced, to which]
Wepromise this to be of great
Prices. We hope we are able to satisi
at Northern markets.
Which is up-to-date in a nice variety <
FALL AND WINTER~ CLOTHIE
lected styles and quality for the lowest
SHOES, SHOE~S No matter hov
guaranteed. seilatnint u
prices, the very latest makes. Also flt
tailored; same in Skirts.
Also carry a full line of Ladies' Ri
Deafness Cannot be Cared
t be local appLcations. as they cannot reach
diseased p. r;on or Lhe car. Treinly
way to cure &earness. aind that is by coristi
L tional remedies. Deafness is caused by an
flamed condition of the mucous lining of
t Eustachian Tube. When this tube gets iniU
ed you have r rumbling sound or imperfect h(
) ins. and when it is entirely closed deafness
n the result, and unless the inflammation can
taken out ahd this tube restored to its nor'
- condition.hearing will be destroyed forever: n
cases out of ten are caused by catarrh. whic
nothing but an inflamed condition of the
We will give One Hundred Dollars for
case of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that
not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo,
Sold by druggists. 75e.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
State Fair, Columbia, S. C.-.Low Rates '
Atlantic Coast Line.
s Tickets on sale October 24th to 29
inclusive, and for trains scheduled
arrive in Columbia prior to noon
Final limit of all tickets will be T
- vember 2nd 1903. The rate from Ms
t ning to Columbia and return for t1
occasion will be $2.30, including c
r admission into the Fair Grounds.
W. J. CRAIG,
General Passenger Agent
H. M. EMERSON,
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Mrs. M. L. Adams, Fredonia, Ala., took :
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up her case as hopeless. Hundreds of ease,
cancer, eating sores, supperating swellings, e
have been cured by Blood Balm. Among oth(
X Mrs. B. M. Guerney. Warriori Stand. Ala. I
nose and lips were raw as beef, with offens
S discharge from the eating sore. Doctors
a vised cutting. but it failed. Blood Balm hen
the sores and Mrs. Guerney is as well as ey
S Botanic Blood Balm also cures eczema, itch
humors, scabs and scales. bone pains, ulc(
offensive pmples, blood poison, carbune]
j scrofula, risings and bumps on the skin and
blood troubles. Druggists. S1 per large bot
e Sample of Botanic Blood Balm free and prep
by writing Blood Balm Co., Atlanta. Ga.
t scribe trouble and special medical advice s
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vestigating such a remarkable remedy, as Bl<
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deep-seated blood diseases. For sale by The
1 B. Loryea Drug Store.
Distress After Eating Cured.
t Judge W. T. Holland of Greensbul
3 La., who is well and favorably know
says: "Two years ago I suffered grea
r from indigestion. After eating, gr
r distress would invariably result, lasti
for an hour or so and my nigl
3 were restless. I concluded to try I
- dol Dyspepsia Cure and it cured me
tirely. Now my sleep is refreshing a
digestion perfect." Sold by The II.
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P. A. Danforth of LaGrange, Ga.,s
fered for six months with a fright:
a running sore on his leg; but writes tI
r Bucklin'; Arnica Salve wholly cured
f in five days. For ulcers, wounds or pi
it's the best salve in the world. Cr
- guaranteed. Only 25c at The R. B. L
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Eight hour laws are ignored by th<
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Life Pills. Millions are always at woi
r night and day, curing indigestion, t
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-.For Tnfants and Children.
IThe Kind You Have Always Doug
.rtment a full and complete line of Fur:
an was ever known to the people of tl
'urniture of any kind don't fail to see
fCoffns and Caskets from common to t
bing in this department we will serve y
>t, will take charge of all funerals at t
a large stock of the world's best Sewi
.achines from .520 to $40.
40 to $60..
more work or' stitching in a given lent
prices eve riaid. ied
ieest Cto s for Sse'anyle ful
fedsyMaecnoerea atlws- rcs
Hfo enlMenAN Ns tebs
the Bears the The Kin s
as Ten Thousand Churches
be In the United States have used the
ine Longman & Martinez Pure Paints.
t is Every church will be given a liberal
nu- quantity whenever they paint.
y. Don't pay $1.50 a gallon for Linseed
:an oil (wvorth 60 cents) which you do when
for you buy thin paint in a can with a paint
label on it.
8 and 6 make 14, therefore when you
want 14 gallons of paint, buy only 8 gal
Ions of L. & M., and mix six gallons of
lia pure linseed oil with it.
You need only four gallons of L. & M.
Paint, and three gn llons of Oil mixed
lh, therewith to paint o good sized house.
to Houses painted with these paints
of never grow shabby,even after 18 years.
T These celebrated paints are sold by
os The R. B. Loryea Drug Store.
ne Filing It.
Wantanno-Why did Mrs. Enpeck
speak in such a rasping tone to her hus
Duzno-She was simply filing her an
tud C-A S T O R A.
Bears the The Kind You Have Always Bought
,: Trespass Notice,
ive We hereby give notice that all hunt
ad- ing is prohibited, without first secur
led ing permission, upon the lands owned
g by the undersigned.
rs, R. C. Richardson.
es, Mrs. E. N. Richardson.
le Fulton, S. C. [2-4t
S.. THE ..
R- R. B. LORYEA DRUG STORE,
ISAAC M. LORYEA, Prop.,.
Sign of the . . . Golden Mortar,
C Beg to inform their many friends and custom
!at ers that they are prepared to supply their wants
og with their accustomed celerity.
Its We carry a full and complete line in every de
opartment of the
B. and every attention is shown to the wants of
their customers. -
For Many Years
Stf- We have endeavored-to give the very best at
rul tention to our customers' wants, and feel that
atwe have succeeded.
iatOur stock of
is complete in every particular and every and
any demand can be supplied.
MAIL ORDERS receive our careful and im
ilmediate attention on day of receipt.
We hope for your kind patronage which for
nd years we have earnestly striven to merit.
ISAAC M. LORYEA, Proprietor,
SIgn of the
hi - Golden Mortar,
__- MANNINC, S. C.
'P~HONE NO. 2.
us E DESIRE TO INFORM
i*f6 a po
E NNICTON $ Eve
Vj of the best makers of
S A visit will be very
in mutual benefit.
iD. J. (
About spending money economically. No bet
ter place to have them demonstrated that at
STHE MINOR STORE,
Where the purchasing power of YOUR DOLLAR is
Salways vastly increased, and in many instances
doubled. We mention a few of the many items that
Syou can find here, there's some-many more.
Dress Goods and Trimmings,
Laces and Embroideries,
Hosiery and Underwear,
p Shoes for Men, Women and Children.
DHafs for Men and Women,
Corsets and Gloves,
Notions and Toilet Articles,
Stationery and Purses.
Linens and Drapers,
Rugs and Mattings,
SMen's and Boys' Furnishing Goods.
Ready Made Shirtis,
Jackt n hr ass
All of these are priced in keeping with our way of
D doing business. Not marked as high as they would
D sell but for as little as we can sell them for and live.
D When you are in Sumter, we'll make it interest
0 ing for you. Phone or write for samples.
sUcMTE, S. C.
md Winter i
OUR CLARENDON FRIENDS THAT OUR STOCK OF $
and Furnishing Goods
Men, Boys' and Children is ready
addition to the well-known makes
been handling, we have secured
o1 for Sumter of the celebrated
rt, Schaffner & Marx's
Suits and Overcoats.
ary garment they make is sold with
sitive guarantee of satisfactory :Z7
to the purchaser. 2
also have control of the followng 2
mown makes in other lines:
PERIAL " Brand of Boys' and
ren's Suits. -
OX'S Stiff and Soft Hats.
WES'ICelebrated $3 Hats. 8 1 o
SMOPOLITAN" Full D r e ss 2
CLIPSE" Perfect-Fitting Negli
hirts. - .
ry department of our store is full 2
rflowing with the --
rearables for Men, Boys and Children.
much appreciated, and result, we think,
Sumter, S. C.
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