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LOUIS APPELT1. Edior.
MANNNIG, S. C., DEC. 23, 1903.
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IN COERCION THERE IS STRENGTH.
We note with much pleasure
the awakening among the farm
ers of the up-country with re
gard to the advance in fertili
zers. Organizations are being
affected to make terms with the
fertilizer manufacturers, and
from the tone of the resolutions,
we infer that the farmers of the
u>.np-country are not going to sub
mit to extortion, and rather than
do so, they will refrain from us
ing the goods. If a determined
step along this line is taken all
over the country the fertilizer
Trust will have to deal justly
with the people, it will be forced
to sell at a reasonable profit, and
give full weights with no adult
erations. The farmers clubs are
in a position to help themselves
in more ways than one, they can
by sincere concerted action se
cure any kind of reasonable con
cessions, they can by going at it
in an intelligent way drive out
fraudulent adulterations in fer
tilizers, they can demand the
services of the Attorney General
to prosecute those who are sel
ling dirt for guano, and saw-dust
for cotton seed meal, and they
can convict th scoundrels who
do not gi - ust weights. The
organizations are al
y doing an immense amount
of good notwithstanding the ef
forts of some to throw cold water
on them. We di'd not expect the
organizations to accomplish ev
erything at once, it takes time
to build any important project,
but we said when we were urg
ing the farmers to organize that
i~Ynuh can be accomplished, and
it has been. There is a class ofI
farmers wowhen then joined
the ~organization, expected to
get -a whole lo~t of something for
nothing; a kind of an idea that
the organization would make
them rich, their credit increase,
*and they would have nothing to
do in the future but command
and the world would obey.
*To such, the farmer organiza
tions is a myth, a halucination.
~but to the farmer of sound prac
tical sense the organization has
- accomplished good, and will con
tinue to do so, whenever reason
able and intelligent action is tak
en. It will be recalled, THE
TMES. made a strong fight
against the injustice of forcing
local consumers of cottoni seed
2meal to pay a freight rate which
was unurned, and went into the
mill owners pockets as a profit,
a~nd in urging the organization
of the farmers we stressed this
matter considerably. Has the
agitation done good? We have
been assured by a representative
of the - Independent Company
that the mill is making every ef
fort to restore itself in the confi-:
dence and good will of the peo
ple, and that in the future the.
people will have less reason to
complain. Those who are in po
-sition to know have discovered
that the mills realize their de
pendence upon the people; what
has brought about this awaken
ing.; if not the organization
which gave the Trust to under
stand that the people are aroused'
.and propose to take an active
hand in this contention of might.
We therefore urge our farmers
to stand squarely by their organ
ization, work to increase its
membership, and see to it that,
those who are restless are edu
cated into the necessity for pa
tienice. At this very time there
is much to be -accomplished, and
with- an exhibition of business
sense, thousands of dollars can
be saved to the farmers in the,
purchase of fertilizers alone. At
your club meetings discuss the'
importance o f concentrating
your means to purchase guanos
in ]arge quantities, and appoint
some one to open up correspon
dence with the manufactures
right away, in oiddr that intelli
gent business action may be tak
The linffs again coming
in-fer's great deal of discussion
and our legislature is being call
ed upon from all sections to
wipe it from the statute books.
Is the country ready for such ac
tion? That is the question
which should weigh heavily
upon those who will have this
matter up for consideration.
The lien law is demoralizing to
our labor system, and it is fast
becoming so that farming opera
tions will either have to be
trned over to the tenantry, or
such an increase in wages to be
paid that the profits of the farm
will be absorbed in expenses.
'Will the repeal of the lien law
remedy this condition?: We
hope our legislators, and espec
ially our own representatives,
will~ at the coming session do
something for the country at
arge. The people are not in
+tweesed nneora they benefited,
in legislation which gives druni
mers the right to carry more
baggage on railroads, nor are
they interested in whether cer
tain cases should be upon certan
calenders, nor do they care now
whether tram roads hereafter
run parallel with the public roads
or not since the tram roads
building in this country has
ceased, and in our judgment the
attempt to force a monopoly in
the seed cotton traffic for the
benefit of the oil mills is legisla
tion which the people are not
hankering after. What they
do want is a reduction of inter
est charges, so that honest men
can go to the banks, borrow
money at a bearable rate of in
terest, and then buy their needs
for cash. If our representatives
will bring about- such a condition
it will'benefit the masses and it
will also solve the lien law ques
tion. We remember when 20
per cent interest was commonly
charged upon the best of securi
ties, as times got better 10 per
cent was charged, now it is 8 per
cent with five times as much
money in the country as there
was when 10 per cent was charg
ed. The more money the easier
it should be to obtain and we be
lieve if our legislature would
take hold of this matter and re
duce interest rates to 6 per cent
it would infuse new life into all
avocations and quicken t h e
spirit for more enterprises and
greater attainments. The lien
law may be an evil, but the law
which fosters usury is a greater
evil and in need of a surgical op
STATE OF OHIO, CITY OF TOLEDO, I
LUCAS COUNTY. f s
FRANK J. CHENEY makes oath that be is the
senior partner of the flrm of F. J. cHENrY &
Co.. doing business in the city of Toledo, county
and State aforesaid. andthat said firm will pay
the sum of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for
eac and every case of Catarrh that, cannot be
cured by the use of H&LL's CATAR.H CURY
FRA.NK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in my pres
ence. this 6th day of December, A. D. 186.
.. A. W. GLEASON,
-,r.,% Notary Public.
Hairs Catarrh Cure is taken internally and
acts directly on the blood and mucous surfaces
of the system. send for testimnoinis, f reie.
F. J. CHE EY & CO., Toledo, 0.
Sold by drugists. 7C.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
Florence now has a second
daily newspaper. The Evening
Herald which has just been
launched is owned and edited by
Hon J. W. Ragsdale, a bright
and snappy writer. Florence
may be able to support two daily
newspapers, we hope so, but if
only one remains we expe4t to
see Ragsdale at the helm.
Kodol Dyspepsia Cure
igests afl classes of food, tones and
strengthens the stomach and digestive
rgans. Cures dyspepsia, indigestion,
stomach troubles and makes rich red
blood, health and strength. Kodol Dys
pepsia Cure rebuilds wornout tissues,
purifies, strengthens and sweeters the
tomach. Gov. G. W. Atkinson of W.
Va., says: "I have used a number of
ottles of Kodol Dyspepsia Cure and
ave found it to be a very effective
and. indeed a powerful remedy for
stomach ailments. I recommend it to
my friends." Sold by The R. B. Loryea
Billy Bryan after a fourteen
hour conversational tilt with
Tostoi, we find him for fifteen
minutes talking to the Czar of
all the Russias. Col Bryan's
European tour is affording excel
lent material for him to put on
the market a selling book of
travels which will add a great
deal to his already well filled
offers, and it matters not to him
whether it is gold or silver.
Why Not Take a Trip This Winter Through
This beautiful State and Island has
been brought within easy reach by the
splendid through train service of the
Atlantic-Coast Line, the great through
fare to the tropics. Winter Tourists
I'ikets are now on sale to all points in
Florida and to Havanna. For rates,
schedules, maps, sleeping car and
Steamship accommodations write to,
W. J. CRAI,
General Passenger Agent.
Wilmington, S. 0.
"What to say in Spanish and how to
say it" sent to any address upon receipt
f a two cent stamp.
The high price now being paid
for cotton should make our peo
ple look well to the future. The
manufacturers are b a t tl 1 n g
against high prices for the raw
material,, but their efforts are
impotentr against the demand
reated by the shortness of the
rop, and the depleted stocks of
the cotton mills, and besides raw
otton is being utilized for a
great many new purposes- and
this product of the South has
found its way into new markets
since our government has tapped
at the door of China and other
ountries; all of these things are
operating against the manufac
turers efforts to cheapen cotton,
and while the price now far ex
eeds expectations, we would
not be at all surprised to see.iJ
reach the 15 cents mark before
next March. In fact if cotton
:oes not bring 15 cents by March
we will be disappointed. Now
we want to give a word of ad
vce to our readers; cotton is
high and going still higher, with
the prospect of next year's crop
bringing over 10 cents, the pres
nt supply of manufactured
goodsis getting lower and lower
and in a short time it will be
onsumed, and if not consumed,
those having it will hold for ad
vanced prices. We therefore
dvise that every man and
woman who has money, to go at
once and invest in a full supply
>f cotton goods, buy all you.
think you will need for the next
two years. All cotton goods of
.hatsoever nature will advance
rapidly after the opening of the
new year, and we think it will be
well for those engaged in farm
ing to urge this matter at the
various farmers clubs. It is our
opinion, if this advice is heeded,
thousands of dollars will be
saved to those who are compelled
Conducted bv Paxviule W. C. T. U.
National Motto-"For God, Home and Na
State Motto-" Be Strong and of Good Cour
Our Watchword-Agitate, Educate. Organize.
"God helping me, I promise not to buy,
drink, sell or give
Intoxicating liquors while I live;
From bad companions I'll refrain
And never take God's name in vain."
What Whiskey Makes of a Father.
A man walked into his home
a big, strong man physically
and when his wife met him he
knocked her down. She fled
shrieking into an inner room and
locked the door.
Mary, the man's daughter, a
little thing five years old, fell to
her knees and clung to him and
cried out, sobbing: "Don't kill
He patted her head and told
her to get her brother Edward.
Edward, a boy of six, came.
The man drew a revolver and
shot his two weeping and tremb
ling children. Then he blew his
own brains out.
"He was a good man," said
the wife to the police, her face
all torn and blackened by his
blows. "H'- was a gcod man,
and he never treated me badly
What suddenly transformed
this unusually good husband and
kind father into '*a fsrocious de
mon, a murdering wild beast?
He was Frederick Dietcher, a
driver for the health department
and he paid out of his hard-earn
ed money that should have gone
to his family that he might 'be
come a slaughtering lunatic.
Insanity by the bottle, by the
glass, may be as readily pur
chasedas are matches to start a
Some nien, 'many men, can
play with alcohol. They can
warm themselves with it as they
do at the genial heat of a grate.
But to such as Dietcher a glass
of whiskey is like a match to a
heap of hay-it starts a confla
No man who gets drunk when
he drinks has any right to touch
He voluntarily makes himself
insane, and no deed, however
terrible is impossible to a man
iac. His judgment and moral
sense are both put to sleep.
Let drink alone, young man.
It has never helped anybody,
and it has ruined and is ruining
millionsf]in mind and body and
pocket. It turns kind men into
cruel men, loving husbands into
wifebeaters. fond fathers into
slayers of their children.
Look at Dietcher. See what
whiskey did for him and his.1
That -one horror should be
enough to shock countless
thousands of tiplers into total
abstinence the- rest of their lives
"He was a good man"-when
sober. Drunk, a devil.-New
Answe These Four Questions.
Very weary one evening I re
tired to rest, and had a beautiful
dream in which I saw the liquor
traffic crushed out of existence.
It was in this way: I saw printed
in bold type at the beginning of
the first column. of every news
paper in the world, certain state
ments and questions. They were
printed week after week and in
that way they were planted in
the minds of all intelligent per.
sons, whether they meant them
to be or not, and thus a mental
vote was taken without regard
to age or sex. This continued
until the electrical power of con
entrated thought became so in.
tense that no one could run a
The impression has deepened
that God gave me this dream for
a purpose, angl that you are the
one that can make the ideal a
reality. For this purpose I sub
mit it for your consideration,
praying that you may be guided
by divine wisdom.. This is what
I saw, standing at the head of
the first columns of every news
paper in the world:.
"The salooin is the product of
Satanic thought, expressed in
buman action at the ballot box.
"It can only live by the de
struction of human beings.
"It will go by Ch r.i s ti an
thought expressed at the ballot
"When, will depend upon the
individual answers to the follow
"1. Do I want a saloon to de
stroy me. or any of- mine?
"2. Do I want it to destroy any
"3. Will I consent by silence,
thought, word or ballot to 'the
cntinuance of the saloon?~
"4. If I consent by silence,
tought, word or ballot to the
ontinuance of the saloon, what
assurance have I, that I, or some
f mine will not be among its
victims?-By Anna Carter.
That Throbbing Headache
ould quickly leave you, it you used
Dr. King's New Life Pills. Thousands
of sufferers have proved their match
less merit for sick and nervous head
ehes. They make pure blood and
build up your health. Only 25c, money
back if not cured. Sold by Th% R. B.
L)ryea Drug Store.
Honoa Roil Sumimerton Graded School-Fourth
Grade 1-Vernon Ross,Katherine Ca
Grade 2-Emmala Capers, Josephine
Felder, Effie Scarborough.
Grade 3--Julius Mood, James Rich
Grade 4-Mabell Brunson, Cora Fel
Grade 5--Ellison Capers, Ed ward
urse, Mary Martin, Hazel Rogan. Or
Grade 6-Lucie Mood, Julian Scarbo
rough, Percy Tennant.
Grade 7--Cora Cantey, Daisey Mar
tin, Nora Nelson, Etta Scarborough.
Grade 8-Irvine Belser'.
Grade 9-Kate Cantey, Lola Brown.
Gr..ale 1C-A ma FelderSalle A nder
Christmas Holiday Rates.
For the Cbristman Holidays the At
lantic Coast Line announces a rate of
one and one third one way fares plus
25c. for the round trip, between all
points South of the Potomac and Ohio
Iivers and East of the Mississippi
River. Tickets on sale December 23rd,
25th, also 30th, 31st, and January 1st,
1904, with final limit January 4th, 1904.
For the accommodation of students
and teachers of schools and colleges
the Atlantic Coast Line has arranged
round trip rates as above, December
16th, to 22nd, with final limit January
The train service of the Atlantic
Coast Line is unexcelled. For tickets
and full information apply to Ticket
W. J. CRAIG,
General Passe6ger Agent.
Wilmington, N. C.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of Clarendon,
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
Mary C. Jayroe, James P. Andrews
and Hannah M. Bethune, in her
own right, and as guardian ad
litem for Caroline M. Bethune,
Sarah E. Bethune, Mary J. Be
thune, Ennette M. Bethune, Jo
seph F. Bethune and Sarah A.
Bethune, infants, Plaintiffs,
Lillie A. Andrews and Louisa E. An
Decree of Partition.
UNDER AND DY VIRTUE OF A
Judgment Order of the Court of Com
mon Pleas, in the above stated ac
tion, to me directed. bearing date
December 7, 1903, I will sell at public
auction, for cash, to the highest bid
der, at Clarendon Court House, at
Manning, in said county, within the
legal hours for judicial sales, on Mon
day, the 4th day of January, 1904, be
ing salesday, the following described
"All that tract or parcel of land ly
ing, being and situate in the County
of Clarendon and State aforesaid,
containing eighty-six and one-half
acres, more or less, and bounded on
the north by lands of James Davis
and.Jands of W. A. Broadway; east,
by lands devised to Louisa E. An
drews and Lillie A. Andrews; south,
by lands of W. N. Stukes, and west
by the Sumter public road."
Purchaser to pay for papers.
J. ELBERT DAVIS,
Sheriff Clarendon County.
Manning, S. C., December 7, 1903.
STATE OF SOUTH CARLINA,
County of Clarendon,
By James M. Windham, Esq., Judge
W H E R E A S, David R. Lide made
suit to me, to grant him Letters
of Administrationof the estate.and
effects of David F. Lide.
These are therefore to cite and ad
monish all and singular the kindred
and creditors of the said David F.
Lide, deceased, that they be and ap
pear before me, in the Court of Pro
bate. to be held at Manning, S. C., on
the 29th day of December next after
publication thereof, at 11 o'clock in
the forenoon, to show cause, if any
they have, :why the said administra
tion should not be granted.
Given under my hand, this 9th
day of Decembe~r, A. D. 1903.
JAMES M. WINDHAM,
[SEAL.] Judge of Probate.
* . C. HoRTo", JR.
That we are displayi
e Christmas I
*Fine Steiling Silt
*Men's Plain and S
* Lace Collars.
* Gloves, Rugs,
* Scarfs, Centre Pie
* Fine Damasks,
* Table Covers,
* Napkins, Doilies,
* and all the
3 New Dry
you want. Fine Fu:
thing's out of- the Dr;
ated at the prices we a
Yours with Chi
U MUTAL DRY t6
Next door to S. L. Kra
IXHE cIT 'H_
Overcoats, Clothing, W
and Notions, Shoes, I
One of the largest clothing manufacturers h the U
they were overstocked on Overcoats, and thai they hac
knowing that my stock had been destroyed by fire.
Now this is a large stock of Overcoats to have on b
casted ahead of us we have decided to keep this lot of Ov
and give everybody who needs a nice Overcoat a chance ti
Clothing and Pants.
In addition to our big Overcoat Sale we have now in stock
S some $2,000 worth of Men's and Boy8'l Clothing and Pants which
we put on sale along with our Overcoats at competition breaking
~ p rices.
If you need a nice Suit of Clothes or a nice pair of Pants
here is your chance.
W. Wool Blankets.
FI=% Wehave just g-otten in one ease of Wool Blankets in 10-4 and
11-4 sizes fro the famous Leaksville Mills. North Carolina.
If you need a nice pair of Wool Blankets you can get them
Sfrom us 25 per cent cheaper than you can anywhere else.
Here is your chance for cheap Bla~kets.
Special Shoe Sale.
It is no use for us to enlarge upon thie merits of the line of
Shoes we carry, for our reputation for carrying nothing but the
best Shoes is well known.
It is enouh for us to add that we have in stock a splendid
line of the famour, H. C. GODMAN Shoes for Ladies and Chil
~~dreunally as good.
hen you need a pair of Shoes that will give you service
c all at Jenkinson' s.
ONE WORD TO YOU, LADIES.
Our Millinery Department is well prepared to meet the wants
pil of the holiday trade.
CLOAKS, SUITS AND FURS.
isWe have in stock a splendid line of Cloaks for Ladies',
Misses' and Children.
Also a handsome and cheap line of Furs and Muffs.
%mi A nice assortment of Ladies' Tailor-Made Suits at COST.
Here is your chance to get a Suit cheap.
* We have a nice stock of Sewing Machines on hand
an d balance on reasonable terms. If you need a Machine
T. MTCHELWELS.1E DESIRE TO INFOR
- e Suits, Over
ag mighty prett'y and useful
er Mounted Umbrellas 2
ed Handkerchiefs, 2'
lk Handkerchiefs, 2
Goods ueu 2~h
sand many other useful
rGoods line will be appreci- 2 - pfWCN 6 ]
re offering them.2 ?
..EVI BLOCK. 2oftebsrnk:so
ii 'Phne w6
W. MINTER TUrNER.
: L2oo~o3o~o.o~o~o~ao o
ool Blankets, Dry Goods
Furniture, Sewing Ma
Cloaks and Furs.
nited States wired me some days ago from Baltimore that
I shipped me one thousand dollars' worth of Overcoats,
and at this time, but as there is a very severe winter fore
ercoats and hold a
: get one cheap. If you. need a nice Overcoat here is vour
Our Dry- Goods Department has always beon our hobby, and
while our quarters are very much cramped, yet we can truthfully
boast of having as nice line of Staple and Fancy Dry Goods as
you Will find in this place.
If you need a nice Silk Dress you can get the best bargains
in town in Silks from us.
Ifn ou need something new in Dress Goods you can get it
right here from us.
Our Notion Department is in far better trim than you would -
A fine s of the world's best makes. THOMP
SON'S GLOFELFITTINGi CORSETS,, R.. G.CORSETS, ROYAL ~j
A full line of Gloves and Hosiery, Handkerchiefs, Towels and
'A full line of Ladies' and Gent's Cotton and Wool Knit Un
derwear. Also a nice line of Children's Knit Underwear.
I just want to put this in the most forcible way I can ex
press it that we have a large stock of.Furniture on hand and can
sell it and WILL sell as cheap or cheaper than any other house
in this sectioni.
If you need a nice Oak Bed Room Suit you can get it from
us cheaper than anywhere else.
Nice Poplar Bed Room Suits from $10 per Suit up.
If you need a nice Set of Chairs or a Lounge or a- Couch or a
niee Sideboard you can get just what you need at our store at
the lowest prices.
A nice line of aby Carriages very -cheap. Give your wife a
nice Baby Carriage for a Christmas present.
and will sell low for the cash, or will. seli for part cash
and V liter
M OUR CLARENDON FRIENDS THAT -OUR STOCK OF
and Furnishing Goods I
e Men, Boys' and Children is ready
n addition to the well-known, makes
'ye been handling, we have secured
Ltrol for Sumter-of the celebrated
[art, Schaffner & Marxs s
Suits and Overcoats. 2 o
Svery garment they make is sold with
positive guarantee of satisfactory 27
tr to the purchaser.
Ve also have control of the followng
.-known makes in otberjlines
IMPERIAL " Brand of Boys' -and
NOX'S Stiff and Soft Hats. ft
[AWES' Celebrated $3 Hats.'
COSMOPOLITAN " Full Dr es s
ECLIPSE "i Perfect-Fitting Negli- %
very department offour store is full
~verflowing with the
Swearables for Men, Boys and Children.
ey much appreciated, and result, we think
.Sumter, 5. C.