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LO)U APPkEL. Editor.
MANNNIG. S. C., .1UNE 14. 1905.
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Fntered at the Postofice at Manning as Sec
nu Class matter.
The presentment of the grand
jury which was published in
these columns last week was
nothing more nor less than a
confirmation of editorials written
bv us a month or so ago. We
codid see without any special in
vestigation that things were
running along in a lax, ram
shackle manner, and that unless
a halt was made those in author
ity would soon have our county's
finances in a sad plight.
Waste, extravagance and in
competent business methods, is
virtually what the grand jury
charged up to the board of coun
ty commissioners, especially the
Supervisor. What is to be done
about it? Is there no remedy for
this sort of thing? Must the
county suffer on until the term
of the present Supervisor ex
pires? If the law gives no pro
tection to the taxpayers when it
is plain that those entrusted
with the management of affairs
are bringing on a condition of
bankruptcy, then let us all pray
deliverance from such a law.
The county, according to the
arand jury is nearly $8000 in
debt, when but three years ago,
we were boasting of not only
being out of debt, but having
money ahead. Since then, how
ever, a jail has been erected,
and this was indeed needed, but,
it must be remembered also that
since three years ago the income
from taxes, fines, licenses and
the dispensary has almost
doubled, so the building of the
jail should not have sunk the
county into the mire of debt. The
road machine which the grand
jury says cost "$29500 or more."
- Note, $2500 or more, the Super
visor not being able either, from
memo.ry or his books to give ac
curate information, certainly
could not have sunk the county
-nearly $8000 in debt. There is
mismanagement somewhere, we
have no idea there is any theft,
but that gross mismanagement
exists there can be no doubt.
The presentment, while plain
and outspoken was not as search
ing as we had reason to expect.
We were looking for that body
to recommend that the Super
visor have deducted from his
salary an amount necessary to
cover the expense of maintain
ing a pleasure horse which it is
alleged one of the guards has
been keeping at the gang on
county expense. We also ex
pected to see some mention of
the luxuries used by the chain
gang guard. Then we expected
the grand jury to show by actual
figures just what the chaingang
* was costing. We presume they
considered it suffcient, when
they with one fell swoop, char
acterized the whole scheme as
"extravagance," and recomnmen
.ded that it shut up shop and
* The Supervisor's offce was
not the only one to come under
the ban of duty. The Auditor
was hit hard, and if the jury is
correct in its findings, there is
absolutely ne excuse whatever
for such a condition, that should
appeal to the people who
honored the incumbent with the
position. When a man is elected
to fill a clerical position he
*should either do his duty or quit,
and let somebody else have the
offce who will. The idea of the tax
books being behind, as the grand
jury alleges, is not only against
the public interests, but it is a
slap in the .face to every man
who is responsible for putting
the incumbent in offce.
The shaking up of the dispen
*sary should result in good, be
cause the law is plain that no
liquor should be sold except up
on the formal applications pro
vided, and whenever a dispenser
ignores the request books he
ignores the law, and should be
punished for it the same as any
other violator of the dispensary
law. We regard the request
books a nuisance and a humbug,
but as long as the law requires
them, it should be obeyed.
The presentment is a very
strong paper and should have a
wholesome effect, and so far as
the people are concerned they
are gratified to know that a duty
was performed by them without
fear or favor.
How's Tbis t
we offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for
any case or Catarrh that cannot be cured by
Halrs Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CHENEY & Co.. Props., Toledo. 0.
We. the undersigned. have known F. J. Cheney
for the last 15 years. and believe him perfectly
honorable in all business transactions and finan
ial abe to carry out any obligations made by
WEST & TECAX. wholesale druggists. Toledo. 0.
wALDING, KINNAN~ & MARVLN, wholesale drugr
gists. Toledo. 0.
Hair~s Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting
directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of
the system. Price 75c. per bottle. Sold by all
druggists. Testimonials free.
Hairs Family Pills are the best.
We would like to ask the edi
tor of the Times and Democrat
of Oraugeburg to get him a Jap
anese tutor, and then come back
at The State.
In a little editorial paragraph
of June 9. the News and Courier
remarks: ~The amiable Ex-Sen
ator McLaurin's opposition to
the dispensary is. Oh! so sud
den!" What newcomer i8 this
who has assumed the editorship
of Charleston's morning paper?
Surely the never-forgetting
Hemphill must be off on his
European vacation which the
business men of Charleston so
appreciatingly tendered him.
The writer of that little editorial
squib knows little of the State's
political history-an apprentice
boy at the bench. The files of
the News and Courier will dis
cover to him that John L. Mc
Laurin has never favored the
dispensary, and was the very
first Reformer that had the nerve
to come out openly and denounce
the system. For the informa
tion of the youngster who imag
ines that McLaurin's outspoken
opposition to the dispensary 'is
so sudden" we refer him to the
files of his paper, and to the
Hon. John Gary Evans. We
think if the News and Courier
will go over John McLaurin's
trail, it will find that he is not a
man of sudden impulses, but one
of studious deliberation. He does
not jump hastily at conclusions,
but when he reaches a conclu
sion, whether politic or impoli
tic. it comes from him boldly
and honestly. His letter to the
writer which became famous,
and from which the News and
Courier has frequently refer
red to us as 'My Dear Appelt,"
was written when the dispensary
was young, and before the at
mosphere became rotten with
the charges of corruption from
Columbia. In that utterance Mc
Laurin not only denounced the
dispensary system, but predicted
just what it has already led to.
Therefore we cannot see how the
writer of the editorial paragraph
reached a conclusion that Mc
Laurin's anti-dispensary views
"is so sudden." In our opinion
such gross ignorance is unpard
onable with as great a newspa
per as the News and Courier,
even if its editor-in-chief is tak
a well deserved rest.
The Railroad Commissioners
are earnestly asked to take up
the matter of giving this town
more convenient telegraph facil
ities. It is our opinion that the
commissioners can force the
Western Union to have some re
gard for the public convenience,
and make them give us a tele
graph office in the business
center of the town.
The cabbage snake scare has
has been dispelled by an investi
gation made by the Agricultural
Department at Washington. Sev'-.
eral of the worms or snakes
taken from cabbage were sent to
Washington, with the result that
the bureau of entomology has
pronounced them to be nothing
but a harmless little hair worm
without any poisonous proper
ies, and that the "scare" which
aused much damage to truck
growers was due entirely to the
nwise circulation of the veriest
Rumor has it that Senator B.
R. Tillmin will stump the State
for Prohibition. We hardly be-'
lieve this to be true, but the
"Daddy of the dispensary law"
is not as fond of his offspring as
e was once, is evident. Should
the Senator come out square for
Prohibition, every little politi
ian, who believes, when he dies
e will go to Tillman, will be
swearing by Prohibition too, and
hen with the prospect of the
Prohibition cause being convert
d into a political machine to be
perated in tl~ie interests of
ffice-seekers, the sincere advo
ates may well beware of its
llies, with their Greek-bearing
The editorials in The Co
umbia State on the war be
ween *Japan and R us si a
troughout the' entire conflict
ave been the best and clearest
f any newyspaper we have read.
here has been so much 'of his
orical information in them that
we departed from our custom
ad reproduced several of them
n full. In this issue we repub
ish one taken from that paper
f the 4th, inst., and would com
end it to every school child in
he county. Whoever it is that
writes these editorials is cer
ainly well informed on foreign
affairs, even if he is occasionally
erked up by that Russian ally,
he Orangeburg Times and Dem
crat. who was put out ofth
ne editorial hit back in Japa
Notwithstanding the attempts
eing made by the " Cotton
Trade Journal," published at
Savannah, Ga., to disparage the
work of Secretary Cheatham,
the work of ferretting the fraud
in the agricultural department
continues to be investigated and
we look for sensational evidence
before long which will cause
some department heads to lose
their positions, and may result
in some indictments. It is clearly
evident that Secretary of Agri
culture Wilson does not intend
to permit any whitewashing, and
if there are any dishonest prac
tices in his department, he wants1
to find them and punish the evil
doers. Those who were disposed
to make light of the Cotton
Growers' Associatior. can now'
see whether or not such an or
ganization is good. Mr. Cheat
ham, the secretary of the asso
ciation, is going right along in
his search for the truth, and it
is doughnuts to a ginger cake
the cotton farmers will get fair
treatment from the government
President Roosevelt has sue
ceeded in bringing the war be
tween Russia and Japan to a
halt for the purpose of negotia
ting peace treaties. This act of
the President is bringing praises
from all over the world, and the
press of the United States, with
out regard to party, join in the
proper acknowledgement for
such a great service to mankind.
Peace is now practically cer
tain. The Russian fleet is do
stroyed, and the land forces of
Japan are even stronger than
the-Russians. The whole thing
hinges upon the terms of Japan,
and even this will not prevent
the consummation of peace, be
cause, while Russia may hesitate
upon the amount of indemnity
Japan demands, in our opinlim,
the Czar is not in position to re
fuse: the best lie can do now, is
to throw himself upon the mercy
of the court, and accept what
ever sentence is pronounced.
Has the rumor that -Charles
ton proposes to take a vote on
the dispensary effected the edi
tor of the News and Courier? In
its issue the 9th, instant, it re
produced the presentment of the
Clarendon grand jury and credits
it as coming "from the Manning
Farmer, June 7." In its editorial
columns under the head, "A
worthy grand jury." it refers to
the -eesentment as being repub
lished in full from THE MAN
NING TIMES, and winds up its
favorable comments as follows:
"Take it all in all, the present
ment of the Williamsburg grand
jury is a plain, manly, straight
forward, excellent presentment,
and we wait with interest to see
what action will be taken upon
Thus it will be seen that the
editor of the News and Courier
is badly mixed from some cause,
whether it be from the prospects
of prohibition in Charleston, or
the magniticient and powerful
Hoe press recently installed, but
he is mixed. He credits one
newspaper with an article, re
publishes the same article from
another newspaper, and compli
ments the grand jury of Wil
liamsburg county for the pre
sentment of a Clarendon county
A call has been made for a
Prohibition Conference to be
held in Columbia, June 15th, to
discuss the political plans of the
Prohibitionists, and a general
State Convention will be called
later. Those signifying their
intention to be present from
Clarendon, are J. C. Lanham, of
Summerton; J. C. Graham, of
Davis Station; D., J. Bradham, J.
0. Gough, and Joseph Sprott,
The Prohibitionists, in our
opinion, will be making a great
mistake if they undertake to
reach out to capture political
offices. The success of the pro
hibition movement was retarded
because of this very thing, and
now there is less excuse for
them to fight for public office, if
they ar~e sincere in their profes
sion of supporting Prohibition
as a principle. Under the Brice
Act the Prohibitionists have
every opportunity to carry out
their principles, and as long as
they stick to the principles they
advocate, and not mix them up
with remuneration in :the shape
of office, they will have many
sympathizers from men who are1
not Prohibitionists, but who are
willing to give the experiment a
trial, but just as soon as they
mix the greed for office with
their professed principles, the
moral attributes become degra
ded, and what is represented as
a great moral principle becomes
the political hobby-horse for a
gang of hypocritical politicians,
who are constantly seeking a
popular wave to ride into office
upon. S-ach men would, and
have secured office, by swearing
allegiance to the dispensary, and
will, if they think it will win,
be the loudest in their acclama
tions of allegiance to the banner
of temperance or Prohibition.
The laxative effect of Chamberlain's
Stomach and Liver Tablets is so agree
able and so natural that you do not
realize it is the effect of a medicine.
For sale by The Rl B. Loryea Drug
Store, Isaac M. Loryea Prop.
Editor The Manning Times:
Children's Day services will
be held at the M. E. church next
Sunday morning at 11 o'clock.
Rev. Bedenbaugh will contribute
a short address to the program.
Quarterly conference of the
M. E. church will convene h~ere
on Saturday June 24th. The
pastor has asked that lunch be
served on the grounds on that
day as the program will be so
full and interesting that only a
short intermission will be given.
On Sunday mornmng at 110o'clock
the ohurch will be dedicated by
Miss Annie Bradham is visit
ing at Davis Station this week.
Miss Elma Geddings has re
turned from Fort Mill where she
attended the Breedin-Huggius
Mr. Bruce Bradham is suffer
ing from a 'severe case of mea
Miss Jessie Curtis will leave
this week for Wrightsville Beach
to attend the Sunday school con
The death of Mrs. Charlie
Broadway was quite a shock to
every one on Sunday night. A
little infant survives her-.
Paxville June 12, 1903.
Ber as The Kind You Have Always Bought
Mitch Epps in Good Hrmor.
IE.2ii:.r 'The Maning Times:
.\Rer being so well pleased with the
grand jury repotL and the weather so
very favorable for farming. T feel it my
duty to send THE. TDIES a letter.
Though [ do not agree with the idea
of the grand jury recommending an
iucreasa Of the Treasurer'; salary. We
have zood men in this county that
would willingiy take charge for the
pitiful sun that the county now gives.
andt I do believe Old Rock would con
tnue to hold the job at the same price
and make no kick.
When I saw in your last issue of THE
TmIns in Supervisor's report where
ice and beef had been gotten for the
ehaingang, I thought that was a good
advertisement for more convicts. Mlr.
Editor, I fear the Board of Commis
sioners will have to devise another
pian to work the public roads as I do
believe every taxpayer has planked
over to Old Rock his $2.00.
I saw in your last issue where a fish
ing club had been organized and leased
Home Lake and the lakes adjacent. If
the amount of the lease is worth divid
ing I am glad to see the club organ
ized. as the writer owins half interest
in the lake named, and a good many of
the adjacent ones. The lakes should
bring a good price. as there is at times.
after a fishing party stirs the lake up.
a certain amount of chemicals found in
the water, for en various occasions 1
have heard of men drinking too much
of the water and hat to be taken home
to their wife. D. M. EppS.
A Fearful Fate.
It is a fearful fate to have to endure
the terrible torture of Piles. "I can
truthfully say," writes Henry Colson,
of Masonville. Ia.. "that for blind,
bleedingt itching and protruding piles,
Bucklen's Arnica Salvi. is the best
cure made. Also best for cuts. burns
and injuries. 25c. at The 1. 1. Lo'ryea
CAREFUL OF THE FIRE.
The Stingy Hotel Keepers of Spain
n.d Southern Italy.
In the smaller hotels of southern
Italy and of Spain. writes Mr. Hart
in "Two Argonauts In Spain." the un
fortunate tourists slowly freeze. The
landlords display a touching solicit
ude about the stove. On days when
fire is really needed to keep the guests
-warm they sometimes spend half their
ilme trying to keep the servants from
p : to much fuel on the fire.
To prevent Americans anid other
pyromaniacs from meddling with the
fuel they often keep the coal bin lock
ed. It is a touching spectacle to see a
group of Americans shivering round a
little stove; to see the servant enter,
take out a key, unlock the coal bin,
put two or three spoonfuls of coal in
the stove and then lock the, bin again;
to see the gimlet eye of a Granada
landlord fastened on him from the of
fice; then to see the hapless Americans
sink back into their overcoat collars
and wish they were back home.
As an instance of the desperation to
which these cold hotels drive people I
once in a Levantine hotel saw an
elderly spinster seat herself in front
of the stove in the men's smoking
room, with her hair down, while an
elderly female friend gave her a dry
To the suggestion of the scandalized
servants that she should finish this
intimate toilet operation in her own
room she replied briefly that she had
found the only warm place in the ho
tel and proposed to finish the shampoo
there, which she did.
The Childrezds Favorite.
Fr coughs, eroup, whooping cough,
etc., One Minute Cough Cure is the
children's favorite. This is because it
contains no opiate, is perfectly harm
less, tastes good and cures. Sold by
The Ri. B. Loryea Drug Store.
Babiz Matrimonli Advertisement.
Wanted.--A match for an independ
ent, beautiful young widower of thir
ty-six years, of respectable and very
rich family. Possesses handsome
amount of thousands and numerous
golden ornaments of his previous wife.
THE NEGE LOC BEAM
HEACOCK-KING FEED WORKS
ENE'zS .AND BoILERS, WooDWOnRnTh?
IMACHINERY. CO'roN GrNNNG, BRzoE
xxxI!NG AND Su Ion AN LZ D LATH
MACHINERY, CORN MILLs, ETC.. ETo.
GIBBES M(ACHINERY CO..?
Colusabia, S. C.
THE GIBBES SHINGLE MACHINgE
AFTR TH FIR
the Insurance Policy is
the best comforter.
Your business, if en
trusted to me, will be
placed with companies
whose financial standing
is beyond question.
.hneC. R. SPROTT.
Eternal Pushing E
Is the Price i
Now that our great Red Letter Sale
is about over. we will not stop to rest on
what has been accomplished in closing
out summer stock, but the word PUSH !
PUSH! will be the watchword all
along the line.
Summer goods must go and those who
have the cash to spend can pick up big
snaps in our store now.
DE It will pay you to see the splendid
values we have to offer you in Wash
Goods, White Goods, Black Worsted
Skirtings and everything in the dry
T Slaughter Sale
If you ars in need of a nice Summer
Hat now is your time to get one at
reatly reduced prices. All Millinery
Goods must go. We will not carry over
If you need a nice Hat see us.
$ Oe z' ualites Setim e lcDwn to
I . CL8N U hE. E
simiinntomve a mlarge stock of goods, t!!e!!w i ferfro
entr Qliie omeGostins andhoes ta
Sgeaty Frducd pre Wie r otorinths. as
mere inducement, all we want vou to do is to give
us a trial.
Three hundred boxes Writing Paper, latest de
Ssigns and very attractive, going at a song.
One hundred and twenty-five Gent's Straw Hats, g
sold at 50c and $1, only 3.5c and 75c. -
Thirty-six Ladies' high grade Stock Collars ofg
fine Embroidered White French Pique, bottom of.g
stock trimmed with 1-inch valencine lace, sells for
35c and 65e; closing out price 25e and 4.5c.
Twelve butter colors, stylish button effect, cen
Ster with large circular designs on edge, open work. g
SFrench buttons, width 12 1-2 inches, a remarkable $
Sstrong value. Prices everywhere $3, only $2.
In this department you will find ready-to-wear @
Sand Trimmed Hats of our own designing, Sailors and
SFancy Straws, untrimmed goods and Children's Hats
Sin wonder-compelling variety.
You will find here Flowers, Feathers and Orna
Sments of every wantable sort at a greatly reduced
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The success of our reduction sale has encouraged us
to continue it. We mean to stimulate it and push it by
the strongest methods-that is, to give the very best val
ues ever known for the money. You can't afford to miss
A these sales now.
More Go-Carts Than Ever Before.
Now is the time to buy a Go
- nCart. More health and pleasure
in one of these than anything,.
else you can get for the baby.
They are the best ever made for
the original prices and we now
ofer them as follows:
$12.00 for a $18 Go-Cart.
$ 9.00 for a $12 Go-Cart.
'g7$15.00 for a $28 Go-Cart.
$22.50 for a $88 Go-Cart.
$5.00 for a $ 8 Carriafge.
$7:50 for a $12 Carriage...
Bsedroom Suits .
We now show some of the best Bedroom Suits ever
known anywhere for the prices we now ask. The reason -*
we know this to be a fact is that all along these suits
have been selling at the regular prices and considered
great bargains. Finished in oak, .consisting of -Bed,
3 Dresser and Washstand. Specially priced for ten days at
Some Summuler Speals.
Ice Cream Freezers, 2 to lo-quart sizes. Special preI
Cool Iron, Beds, single or double, brand new models
Special $2.50 up.
Airy, comfortable Bed Springs, best vwearers, all
sizes. Special $1.10 up.
Big line of easy Rockihg Chairs, all sizes. Special
Special line of good Chairs; specially priced, from
Mattings of every description, white or colored
Special 12jc up.
Best Window Shads ever sold for 50c. Our special
price now 30c.
NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY
S. L KRASNOFF,
IFurniture and Undertaking, Manning, S. C.
S~I~lh1!1~IThe Furniture Man. J
HEEis nothing more 'comfortable i o
weather and nothing more neat thanathn
We are showing* this season the best and most
Scomplete assortment of Summer Shirts that ever
e stopped at Manning. They are pretty, modest pat
Sterns, and made of the best and strongest that can
Sbe had. Our
SLION BRAND SHIRTS4
e cannot be beat for the same price.
SWe have a small lot of dollar Shirts that we are
Sselling at a reduced price. Come and get some of ~
Sthem before they go. It will be to your advantage ~
Sto see our line if you want to keep cool and look neat
Efor a little money.
I C:M7 OPY