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MANNNIG, S. C.. JUNE 21, 1905.
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ona Class matter.
We are somewhat astonished
at The Charleston Post, a news
paper we have always esteemed
highly, that it should, by its
headlines, pervert a news dis
patch into unfair stabs at a citi
zen who professes to be working
for what he conceives the peo
President E. D. Smith of the
South Carolina branch of the
Cotton Growers' Association
gave out an interview relating
to the good work done by the
association, and The Charleston
Post, without giving to its read
ers the interview in full, gave
but a brief synopsis, with such
misleading headlines as the fol
lowing: "Says McLaurin Broke
the Rule. Cotton Association
Rebukes Him for Greenville
Speech," etc., then continues:
"Senator Denounced and is Mix
ing in Prohibition Movement."
There is absolutely nothing in
President Smith's interview to
warrant such headlines, hence
they are misleading, doing Mr.
McLaurin, President Smith and
the cotton association ani injus
Senator McLaurin was invited
to attend the conference of pro
hibitionists in Columbia because
of his known opposition to the
dispensary. - He was no intruder
and he had a right to be there
without his motives being ques
tioned. The cotton association is
not a political movement, and Mc
Laurin's connection with it is as
an individual and a cotton plant
er. He holds no official position
in the organization other than a
member of a committee to seek
the assistance of the federal gov
Because McLaurin is lending
his ability to help the cotton as
sociation, is that any reason why
he should disfranchise himself
and not take interest in politics?
Has he not the right to accept an
invitation to attend a prohibition
conference, when he has for a
number of years disapproved of
the dispensary? The Charleston
Post would treat McLaurin as if
he were an outcast and should
not be permitted to show his face
again. McLaurin does not de
serve such treatment. He did
not retire from office with the
smell of corruption clinging to
his official robes; no man has
charged him with pilfering the
treasury. His probity has not
been questioned. The most that
his violently bitter enemies have
charged up against him was that
his views upon certain national
questions were not in accord
with the leaders of the Demo
cratic party. This should not
cause him to be everlastingly
damned, maligned, misrepresent
ed and even slandered. He
should not be treated as if he
had sneaked into the treasury
and carried away the rebates of
a million dollars' worth of whis
key: his ability, integrity and
patriotism entitles him to respect
and fair treatment, and when the
usually broadmmnded Post pre
sumes to twist an interview into
that which it did not say, then it
is guilty of a discreditable busi
ness which we were not prepared
to see in its columns.
There was a time when a cer
tain element, aided by certain
newspapers had the power to
wield effectively the weapon of
misrepresentation, but that day
no longer, thank God. is here.
The people are informed, and
when newspapers and politicians
make false arguments, and re
sort to misleading practices,they
are deceiving themselves and not
We do not know that Mr. Mc
Laurin ever Intends to again run
for office, but we do know that
many, very many, who were mis
led by the newspapers and poli
ticians opposingshim,now believe
that a great injustice was done,
and if he does run for office again
he will 'be a strong factor. But
it matters not what his future
intentions are, we contend that
if he appreciates the friendship
of thousands of people through
out South Carolina, it is his
right and privilege to accept in
vitations to attend conferences,
make speeches and do any and
all things that an honorable gen
tleman and a statesman can to
educate the masses upon public
questions without having his mo
We herewith reproduce Presi
dent Smith's interview and will
ask any intelligent reader to
point out to us where that offi
cial said what The Post says in
the headlines we have quoted,
orp oint out anything in the inter
view which warrants such head
Columbia, S. C., June 17.-Special to
The Evening Post: President E. D.
Smith of the South Carolina branch of
the Southern Cotton Growers' Associa
tion is very much pleased with the
work that has been done in this State
esting statement to the press of the
In spite of all that has been said and
written, the prediction of the Southern
Cotton Association and the predictions
that I have made throughout the State
have come true. I am not disposed to
enter into any argument with anyone
as to the causes that have brought
about the much desired condition as to
the prices of cotton. I simply congrat
ulate the people and all friends of the
South that the conditions worked so
persistently for by the Southern Cotton
Association are now actually existing.
Some claim it is the weather, some
the unprecedented demand for cotton
and some are broadminded enough to
take in every element and to render
unto Cesar the things that are Cosar's,
and unto God the things that are God's.
No matter what may come hereafter,
no matter what disasters may befall the
Southern Cotton Association, I think
that all fair-minded people will concede
that we have accomplished more in the
five months of our existence than has
ever been accomplished in the South
for the financial betterment of the peo
ple at large.
From a great many sources we hear
the cry that this is another politi:al
We claim this distinction: In this
State we have practically asked the
farmers for no money at all. We have
gotten from the producing and laboring
classes for the prosecution of our work
less than $200. We have not asked and
will ask for no political office as a reward
for what we are doing. We have not
asked nor will we ask for the aid of any
politician or set of politicians. We
have opened the doors for any and
every man who chooses to come in and
help in the fight.
As a result of our work thus far we
claim that we have been a factor, if not
the only one, that has been instrumen
tal in forcing the price of cotton up to
9 cents per pound today, thereby giv
ing to each and every man who has a
bale of cotton $10 more than he could
possibly have had otherwise: and con
ceding that there are 200,000 bales of
cotton unsold in South Carolina, this
means a net profit to the cotton pro
ducer and the cotton holder of $2,000,000
in South Carolina.
And, as I say, we have been instru
mental in bringing into the State, for
the betterment of those who most need
it, this enormous amount of money: and
as a reward of all this effort on our
part we simply ask honest, conscien
tious co-operation on the part of all
right-thinking people who believe that
by organized effort, the use of common
business sense, the proper diversifica
tion of farming, the proper care of the
cotton after being made, and the proper
marketing of it, that the South can con
trol this great money crop for the bet
terment of all classes of people in the
South. This is our reward.
We have taken issue with the gov
ernment, and this is the first organiza
tion that has forced recognition by the
government. It is probable that in the
contention now existing between this
organization and the government that
there may be shown some of the causes
why the South's staple products have
been such a profitable fleld for specula
I wish to emphasize the fact that this
cannot be a political move, in that all
those who see in it, or imagine they see
in it, another attempt, as they claim,
to fool the farmers, we invite them to
come in and join their interest and
their money to help bring about the
condition, that which we all so earnest
ly desire, and which we have proven
can be achieved by our achievements,
and if at any time these brethren desire
to enter the field of politics, we will
give them tneir furloughs and ticket of
leave, and allow them to go back to the
world of politics, and lay whatever
laim they may to popular favor by vir
tue of their individual accomplish
No man or set of men shall, so long
s these officers are in charge of the
Southern Cotton Association, use this
>rganization for political purposes. We
ave no right. nor is it our province to
become censors of the political opin
ions of any man or set of men. They
bave the right to express them at any
time or place. We have the right, and
are exercising it, to say that they shall
nt hold official positions with our or
anization and at the same time seek
n official position in the State.
In spite of all that has been done and
said in the attempt to discount the
work of this organization, we point
with inexpressible pride to what we
we have accomplished, and are sure.
that every farmer in this State feels to
lay that he is financially and morally
bound to the Southern Cotton Associa
tion for the present icondition of affairs
and the bright prospects of the future.
E. D. SMITH.
LOCAL SUBMISSION AND LOCAL CONTROL.
"When are you coming out
flatfooted for Prohibition?" Is a
uestion put to us by a friend a
few days ago. This gentleman
has been reading our editorials
ever since we have been writing
them. He knows our position
as well as we do. He was close
at hand when we put into prac
tical shape our opposition to the
State dispensary, and we now
say to him, and to all others,
that our position remains the
same today. We are not in
favor of Prohibition, but we are
opposed to the State control of
the liquor management. We are'
opposed to Prohibition, because,
notwithstanding the arguments
of its advocates, we do not be
lieve a prohibition law can be
successfully enforced. and unless
it is successfully enforced the'
effect will be worse for the cause
of temperance than the present
mode of handling the stuff. We
are in favor of giving the peo-'
pe the opportunity to express
their wishes upon the liquor
uestion, and to let them have
whatever system a majority de
clare for. The Brice Act gives
the people of each county the
power to vote out a dispensary
if they deem it wise; true it
takes a majority, but if it did
not, the putting out of a dispen
sary in a county where the maj
ority want one, would amount to
no public sentiment favorable to
the enforcment of Prohibition,
and therefore, worse than a'
farce. On the other hand if a
majority say they do not want
liquor sold, there is a strong
probability of the public senti
ment backing such an expression
and of the law's enforcment.
If this county, for instance, was
to vote away the dispensary, it
would be our duty, and the duty
of every good citizen to hold up
the hands of the majority and,
aid them in the enforcment of
the law. The columns of this
paper would expose violations
of the law if the evidence can be
procured, Nevertheless, it is
our honest belief that Prohibi
tion would prove a failure: we
would have the evil here, stalk
ing impudently about, and no
means to enforce the law. Pro
hibitionists may make as many
etreme promise to see that
the law is eniforced as they will
it, amount to naught; possibly,
through pique, disappointment
or revenge, some poor white
man may be prosecuted, more
likely a -nigger," who is in a way,
may be hauld up, but thp prose
cutions will be few and far be
tween. and the lawlessness will
become so bold that every com
mumty will have a liquor pest
to contend with. If we are to
have this liquor evil here, in our
humble judgment, our wise
course is to keep the dispensary,
and endeavor to get it under
local control, but if we cannot
get it under local control, then
have dispensary law enforced,
as it is at present,sinceathe grand
jury of this county gave the
local dispenser a "jacking up."
The dispensary law enforced, is
as near prohibition as can be
The fact is, there is very lit
tle complaint of the county dis
pensaries, the corruption in
them is very small compared
to the immensity of the concern,
the principal trouble with the
local dispensaries is the lax en
forcement of the law. This can
be corrected if the citizens do
their duty. The recent report
of our grand jury has had the
effect of making the dispenser
follow the law to the letter, and
the "old soaks" are railing at
him for it. Good resulted, and
the good will continue if the
officer in charge is made to un
derstand that he will be prose
cuted for violation of the dispen
sary law if he fails to follow that
The great source of complaint
is the State dispensary. There
has been so many charges of
corruption, and so many evi
dences of it, that not withstand
ing there has been no convictions
in a court of law, the people be
lieve that the concern was con
ceived in sin, and is being nur
tured in corruption. The court
of public sentiment has con
victed every man who has been
in position to buy liquor for the
State, of corruption-none have
escaped this conviction in the
public mind, and because of this
feeling many men who are not
Prohibitionists have become so
nauseated at the high-handed
ness of those connected with this
cauldron of corruption that they
are willing to lay aside their
anti-prohibition judgment and
vote for anything that will re
move the nauseous condition at
Columbia, and we can be reckon
ed in this class.
Local option, and local con
trol is our idea of handling
liquor. If we cannot do this,
then give us anything that will
drive the money changers out of
ur political temple, and put a
stop to this stench breathing
We note with pleasure the
ews and Courier's apology
in yesterday's issue for at
ributing an article on church
usic to this paper. We ac
ept its apologies and grant
t full forgiveness, if it promises
to be good in the future.
How's This e
We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward fox
any case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by
Halls 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
onorable in all business transactions and finan
cially able to carry out any obligations made by
WET & TRUAx, wholesale druggists. Toledo, 0.
AWIso, KINNAY & MARvL'N, wholesale drug
Hs 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.
Hal's Family Pills are the best.
Editor The Manning Tiwnes:
I wonder what has become of all THE
TIMES' correspondents, have you se
cured places for them on the chain
ang? If so, get them out before the
commissioners hire them to another
county, that we might have their news
items through THE TIMEs.
The next thing on foot here is an
electric light project, and if the scheme
now being considered by' our business
men works, Summerton will be lighted
with electricity by next Se ptember.
Mr. 0. E. Webber pa.id this town
several vists recently, and we under
stand that he contemplates opening a
general merchandise store here, and a
tirst-class market. Mr. Webber has a
fine reputation as a mnarketman.
Mr. Irving Belser is at home from
the South Carolina College.
A baseball team has been or-ganized
and the boys will be ready soon to play
some match games. Lookout ManningI
for a challenge and a drubbing.
Mr. W. E. Jenkinson, - of Manning,
was on our streets one day last week,
accompanied with an amazing look and
a broad smile as he realized that he is
not alone in the hustling business.
Our business men are wide awake,
they are like the Japs, quietly going
he~ad, without blow or bluster, saying
nothing, but fighting all the time - for
the upbuilding of the community, and
they are going to get in touch with the
projectors of the new railroad, because
they know a good thing when they see
We would not be surprised if the
grand jury's presentment dies without
anything being accomplished.
We have just witnessed a carload of
ook stoves, the first of- the kind ever
shipped to Sunmmerton. - H.
If in kind of bilious mood,
You wish an aid to digest food,
No other pill as half so good,
As DeWitt's Little Early Risers
The famous Little Pills Eaaxly Risers
cure constipation, sick headache, bil
iousness, etc. They never gripe or
sicken, but impart early rising energy,
Good for children or adults. Sold by
The R. B. Loryea Drug Store.
A man that is married to a woman is
of many days and full of trouble. In the
morning he draws his salary, in the
evening it is gone. It goes and he knows
not where. He spendeth sheke. in the
purchase of fine linen to cover the
bosom of his family, yet he is seen at
the gate of the city with but one sus-I
~ender. He ariseth in the garments of
the night and seeketh his paregoric
which healeth his off-spring. Yet he is
altogether wretched and full of misery.
Wide is the way and broad is the gate
of matrimony, and many there are who
go in thereat.-Ex.
Bea t Te in You Have Always Bought
When Reptiles Dle.
A Viennese naturalist declares that
nearly all reptiles that die from nat
ural causes close their lives between
nightfall and midnight, only a few be
tween midnight and morning and few
er still in daylight. Most reptiles seem
aware of their approaching death, seek
ing out particular places and there
awaiting the end, while those whose
lives are spent underground come to
the surface before death.
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 Iasonville, Ia., "that for blind,
bieedingt itching and protruding piles,
Bucklen's Arnica Salve, is the best
cure made. Also best for cuts. burns
and injuries. 25c. at The R. B. Loryea
"Don't you think the custom of
throwing rice at a newly married
couple is idiotic?" asked the fluffy hair
"Sure," answered the savage old bach
elor. "Mush would be a great deal
more appropriate."-Chlcago News.
In Mad Chase.
Millions rush in mad chase after
health, from one extreme of fadism to
another, when, if they would only eat
good food, and keep :heir bowels regu
lar with Dr. King's New Life Pills,
their troubles would all pass away.
Prompt relief and quick cure for liver
and stomach trouble. 25c at The R. B.
Loryea Drug Store.
Small Boy (just home from sebooll
Mamma. Mjiss Simpson says I'm de
scended from a monkey. His Motber.
(glancing severely at her husband)
Not on my side, darling. - Harper's
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 R B. Loryea Drug
Store, Isaac M. Loryea Prop.
Summer School ior Colored Teachers, Be
ginning Monday, July 17th.
A two weeks Summer School will be
held in Manning for colored teachers.
Professor R. S. Brogdon, of the Mfan
ning colored school, will conduct the
Institute. The colored teachers of the
county are urged to attend.
S. P. HOLLADAY,
S'ut. of Education.
June 10. 1905. [38-3t
Deacon Jones-In the better land ev
erything will be made known. Mrs.
rye-Won't that be ftne? I've always
wondered bow old Sarah WilsoL *a.
The Children's Favorite.
For coughs, croup, 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 R. B. Loryea Drug Store.
No where do souls sour quicker than
in an ice box chnrch.
When some men go to the dogs it's
pretty tough on the dogs.
.There would be fewer divorces in
this vale of tears if there were more
The man who tries to kill two birds
with one stone is lucky if he doesn't
lose the stone.
The Staple and
carries a full and complete line of Green and
Parchcd Coffees. Sugars. Grits, Meal and all
You can find on my shelves, right fresh Can
ned Meats of all kinds, including such delica
cies as Chicken. Tongue, Chipped Beef, Lob
sters, Shrimps. etc.
I have the entire garden of freshly canned
Vegetables of the staple variety, Including far
off Boston Baked Beans.
Of the easily digested cereal preparations I
carry, among others, Force, Shredded Wheat,
Cream of Wheat, etc.. all of which Is delicious,
healthful and nutritious-the very food for dys
peptics and invalids.
You want Condiments. Nouu are better than
HEINZ'S CELEBRATED PICKLES, NMUSTARDS,
and his varied line or appetizing relishes. I
cao0w is the time to buy yur Jellies4nd Pre
serves. Come to MOUZON'S for them.
I keep all he time a full line of
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables.
You con get your breakfast. dinner and sup
per from my storc. I can feed the toiling la
borer or the fastidious epicure. the irritable
dyspeptic and the pettish invalid.
SQUARE DEALING, live and let live, with
golden rule prices covers my motto.
Before buying for your table call and see
THE HEGE L.OG SEAM
SAW M IL L
HEACOCK-KiNG FEED WORKS
ENGINES AND BOILERs, Woonwonme~i
Macmxrn. CorroN GNNN, BEzox
HA~rING AND SHINGLE AND LATH
MoEINRY, CORN ).ILLs. ETO., Era.
Gl1BEES M4ACHINERY CO..)
Columbia, S. C.
YME GlOSES SHiNGL.E MACHINE
NO BUYER OF
can afford to pay a premium to any
company whose ability and disposi
tion to discharge a claim can be
The Connecticut of Martford, Conn.,
Organized in 1850.
The German of Freeport, Illinois,
Organized in i865
The National of Hartford, Conn.,
Organized in 1871.
All of these companies have mil
lions of dollars of assets, well estab
lished reputations for honesty and
fair dealing, and a loss paying
ability equal to any in the United
States. I insure all ciasses of
property. both in
TOWN AND COUNTRY.
Policies in any of my companies
will be approved by the local Build
ing and Loan Association.
C. R. SPROTT.
n un iWkklikiki~ On Easy Payments. 11ili W1iiiiii1iW1M
GREAT SALE OF I
i E I
e Is the Price
Now that our great Red Letter Sale
is about over, we will not stop to rest on
what hias-, been accomplished in. closing
out summer stock, but the word PUSH!
PUSH! ! will be the watchword all
_ _) . along the line._
ummer goods must go and those who
have the cash to spend can pick up big
snaps in our store now.
It will pay you to see the splendid
values we have to offer you in Wash
Goods, White Goods, Black Worsted Some of the Best Clock Dargains
Skirtings and everything in the dry r Oegy
goods line. Fine Eight-Day Clocks, oak mantel, 22
inches high, 5-inch dial, at the very
Slaughter Sale low price of.. ......$1.0 7
I Ebonized Mantel Clocks, fine timekeepers... $3.50 up
A big lot of Alarm Clocks, the kind that will get you
of M iliner out of bed when you want to get up-not two hours late.
* These have my name on dial as .a guaratee. Regular
. price is $1.25. Will sell these out, more as an advertise
If you ars in need of a nice Summer ment than anything else, for
Hat now is your time to get one at 7e
greatly reduced prices. All Millinery 75o. each.
Goods must go. We will not carry over
old millinery.( [Qk f $ ,
ol.iliey0Htse1s Choice Crockery Bargains.
If you need a nice Hat see us. -
Very fine Toilet Sets. Dishes and Fancy Table China
and Crockery at very low prices.
Toilet Sets (10 pieces) from...:. .... .. ...$2.75 up
Cups and Saucers, from.................40c set up
h China Dinner Sets, 100 pieces, white, special... $22.80 set
Lap fo e y pdecoratedspecial 25c.00 set
G'reen " Alma,"imported from England, 100 pcs, 24.00 set
J Lamps for every purpose........................ 25c ep
Tumblers, the best made, from. ...........15c set up
Glass Pitchers, you can't get too many of these.. 10c up
E Lemonade Sets, Bohemian blown glass...$1.50 set and up
All China and Crockery sold either. in set or by piece.
Lots of handsome odd pieces as presents.
7E7FURNITURE YOU NEED AT PRICES THAT SUIT.
S. L.. KRASNOFF,
I Furniture and Undertaking, Manning, S. C.
HThe Furniture Man. -
$ Our Qualities Sometimes Look Down to
F ind Tere Litl PriCe-s.
On ccuntofmoving in our new store and hay
in o move a large stock of goods, we will offer, from
@ the15thof JTune to the 1st of August inclusive, our
entire line of Dry Goods, Notions and Shoes ateeidcmnalw atyu od ist aie~~Y~ LS
Sgreatly reduced price. We are not offering this as a e We W aIlI
us a trial.
H ~dERE is nothing more comfortable in hot
-Three hundred boxes Writing Paper, latest de- I\IN e g I ee S h irt.
Ssigns and very attractive, going at a song.
One hundred and twenty-five Gent's Straw Hats,
sold at 50c and $1, only 35c and 75c. We are showing this season the best and most
SThirty-six Ladies' high grade Stock Collars of gcomplete assortment of Summer Shirts that ever _
fine Embroidered White French Pique, bottom of g stopped at Manning. They are pretty, modest pat
stock trimmed with 1-inch valencine lace, sells for g ~terns, and made of the best and strongest that can
3.5c and 65c; closing out price 25c and 45c. gbe had. Our
Twelve butter colors, stylish button effect, cen
ter with large circular designs on edge, open work, e L ION BR A ND SHIR TS :
SFrench buttons, width 12 1-2 inches, a remarkable
Sstrong value. Prices everywhere $3, only $2. cannot be beat for the same price.
WeT have a small lot of dollar Shirts that we are
I~f~~ilfdl~l hc it~f~c~fi ~selling at a reduced price. Come and get some of
IJIIIIWJY IJIJU1Ill~~}1t'.them before they go. ~It will be to your advantage
9' ~to see our line if you want to keep cool and look neat
In this department you will find ready-to-wear fo- itemny
~and Trimmed Hats of our own designing, Sailors and~
SFancy Straws, untrimmed goods and Children's Hats ~ f
Sin wonder-compelling variety.I fi
You will find here Flowers, Feathers and Orna- . DA I
Sments of every wantable sort at a greatly reduced
I Sneto MrcufieCo -Ii& OM@.