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.\NNN IG. S. C.. SEPT. 13, 1905.
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TILLMAN SAYS THEY ARE THIEVES.
Senator Tillman has, in his re
cent speeches, spoken plainly
his opinion of the State Board
of Dispensary Directors. He re
ferred to them as thieves and
suggested that Governor Hey
ward request their resignations.
We do not know just how this
sort of talk will effect Messrs.
Evans, Boykin and Towhill, but
we imagine if they stand ready
to confess being thieves, they
wil' quietly submit and say noth
inir. but on the other hand they
may put up as good a bluff as
their accuser: in that case,. a
show down must follow.
Hub Evans is too well versed
in Hoyles rules to let a big pot
like the dispensary to be taken
from him by the holder of a
busted flush or a broken straight.
Tillman has made the raise, and
Evans, Boykin and Towhill must
either re-raise, call Tillman's
hand, lay down, or take cold feet,
and jump the game.
There is no mistaking Senator
Tillman's meaning. He said
Evans. Towhill, and Boykin are
thieves, and on a former occa
sion he said the dispensary has
been loosely managed, and cor
ruption had crept into it. But
.on these former occasions he did
not specify when the machine
.-began to run loosely, or just
_.when corruption set in, and it is
the belief of many that "incipient
rottenness" manifested itself
when the first $50,000 was ap
- propriated, and ever since that
time, the rottenness has been in
a cancerous stage. with nothing
-holding it together but a band
sage of blind partisanship, fraud,
debauchery, bribery and a most
tyranical one man political sys
tem. The machinery of this
miserable system in the hands
* of one man: the captain of the
-crew defiantly would not point
*out the spot where guilt lay, but
when be is brought face to face
with the proposition that the
boodlers are being discovered,
he.joins in the- hue and cry of
'stop thief," blows on the fel
lows .found nearest the swag.
It is a bold and desperate step
for a man who has been con
nected with the dispensary, and
is himself under suspicion, to
say the other fellows are thieves,
-and it surely takes nerve to do
it. unless there is an understand
ing that Tillman is to be per
mitted to make this bluff for
the purpose of saving the con
cern from being annihilated. The
-"cussin out" of the State Board
by Tillman may be a shrewd
flank movement on public opin
*ion. Pickwickian, "so to speak"
and understood by the 'gang of
thieves" alluded to. The calcu
-lation being,-that unless heroic
*measures are resorted to the
machine is smashed, and its, only
salvation is to stem the popular
tide by something that will
cause the people to wait until
the next primary, when the tomn
torn can be brought- into play
to arouse factionalism and by
Idrawing the lines t ig ht 1y,
-he and the dispensary might be
-saved. But wait. Evans and his
colleagues may not have eleph
ant hides. and this lash of accu
sation in the hands of Tillman
may brine out a line of testi
-mnony not yet brought out by the
investigation. There have been
cases of turning state's evidence.
ELEVEN CENTS COTTON SURE.
The action of the executive
committee of the Cotton Grow
-ers' Association in fixing a mini
mum price for this year's crop is
-being criticized by some croak
-ers, but we have confidence in
the judgment of the men who
canvassed the situation and con
ditions, and we are thoroughly
convinced that they have made
no mistake in fixing eleven cents
as a minimum. The crop condi
tions are even worse than many
suspect. The cotton weed is
good, but the fruit is, not only
scarce, but the actual cotton is
light, and dwarfed. If the cotton
crop conditions in the other
States are as represented. South
Carohna and Georgia have bet
ter prospects than the rest, and
with the prospect in this State
we are satisfied the yield will
not exceed 65 per cent. Then, if
there is any argument in favor
of supply and demand, the price
fixed at a eleven cents basis, is
cautiously conservative, and our
farmers should not rush their cot
ton upon the market at present
prices. If a 1:3500,000 bale crop
could bring ten cents, with a
war going on in the East, strife
and turmoil going on in Russia,
and strikes in the cotton manu
facturing districts of England,
then there is no reason why a
10.000.000 bale crop with peace
in the East, pacification in Rus
sia, and the spindles again hum
mning in England, should bring
less than to twelve to fifteen
-cents. The manufacturers of the
with long contracts ahead to fill,
and in our opinion, whenl the
manufacturers at the Asheville
meeting agreed to a eleven cent
minimum. they did so with a full
knowledge of the stock on hand
in the mills and, what would be
required for the output already
contracted for, and yet to be
nanufactured. Therefore, we
do not agree with those who
seem to think the association
was too exacting. and it is now
up to the farmer with the aid of
the merchant and banker to pre
vent heavy receipts at the ports.
When the association started.
there were many who scofTed at
the idea of its success, and actu
ally endeavored to throw obsta
cles in its way, but the associa
tion in spite of hinderances, lack
of funds,and poor discipline, went
on and made itself a factor that
demanded recognition from the
commercial world. Never in the
history of the South, with its
many attempts at organization,
has such a recognition been giv
en as has come from the world
over, to the Southern Cotton
Growers' Association, and now
to make its success complete and
lasting, the people who are to
be benefited should redouble
their determination to stand by
it with a tenacity that is unshak
The order is, hold your cotton
for eleven cents, until further
instructions, and we sincerely
believe before November 1st the
price will be above eleven cents.
This opinion is based upon sev
eral facts. First. The crop is
short. Second. The demand has
increased. Third. The brain of
the South, and the financial in
terests of the South, together
with the representatives of the
manufacturing interests of the
world, investigated and discus
sed the conditions, and after a
thorough canvass decided that
conditions warranted a minimum
price of eleven cents.
THE COTTON OUTLOOK.
The effect of the settlement of
the Russo-Japanese war on the
cotton market so far, has been a
disappointment. It was generally
thought that as soon as the news
of the adjustment flashed across
the country, the world's markets
would become active, and such a
demand would instantaneously
be created that the price of cot
toa would go bounding upwards,
but instead of this, just as soon
as Mr. Witte and Mr. Komura
emerged from the arbitration
room and made known their
agreement, cotton took a down
ward tendency and has been
fluctuating ever since. We ex
pect, however, this condition to
change soon, the crop of the
South is not only short, but the
indications are that the yield is
also short, and when the manu
facturers realize the true condi
tions, the demandwill stiffen and
the price stiffen with it. In our
opinion, the cotton growers
themselves are masters of the
situation if they will stand loy
ally by the Cotton Growers' As
sociation which will mean sev
eral dollars per bale to them,
and at the same convince the
speculators that the South can
protect itself against unjust
We would advise the farmer
to only market enough cotton to
get relieved from the demands
against him, and take the rest of
his crop and lock it up to hold
subject to the orders of the asso
ciation. There are some who
are advising the farmers to hold
their entire crop, but we cannot
give such advice, because those
farmers who are in debt have
no right to withhold from their
creditors what is justly due
them, and which they must col
lect to continue business. The
farmer who owes debt, and that
debt contracted upon a cotton
crop basis, is acting dishonestly
with his creditors if he holds his
cotton without the consent of
the creditor. Therefore, we urge
the payment of debts first, the
present prices are profitable, and
there is no excuse to hold back
for speculation, but as soon as
the debts are paid then turn the
key upon the rest of the crop,
and ~hold until the market
reaches twelve cents, which we
think it will reach before next
Everything points to twelve
to fifteen cents cotton. The
Chinese boycott is disappearing,
the conflict in the East is about
over, the crop yield will not
reach 10,000,000 bales, and it
takes at least 12,500,000 bales to
supply the consumption, the
manufactured cotton goods have
and are still advancing, the cot
ton growers will be organized
more solidly than ever before,
and the Southern Qotton Grow
ers Association is backed up
with brain and money. These
elements combined make, in our
opinion, a very encouraging out
look for high prices.
We publish elsewhere a short
communication signed "Five
Voters" which is respectfully
referred to the Board of County
Commissioners, and especially
to the Supervisor. The condi
tion of Ox Swamp has been com
plained of for sometime and as
yet nothing has been done to
remedy affairs. We are informed
that owing to the sand accum
mulating under the bridges and
clogging the water courses con
siderable damage has been done
to growing crops on Mrs. M. E.
Walker's place, and that this
overflow is dangerous to health.
There is no excuse for the water
courses being in such a condi
tion. If the Supervisor will take
a hand or two and open up the
complained of places, and then
build the place so that the sand
off the water and the trouble
will be remedied. Ox Swamp is in I
Clarendon county and in close Ed
proximity to the county seat, the
owners of land along this swamp I
are taxpayers and they have a
right to the services of the
County Supervisor. If the con- ]
plaint referred to is well founded,
then the Supervisor should lose of
no time in correcting the evil. Si)4
It is his duty. i
Hon. E. D. Smith, President to
of the State Cotton Growers '
Association has been closen
;-Field Agent" for- thle cotton
growilg States. His work wil
coVer ani inuilense territory an .
it will take up his entire -tiine.
The association. in selecting MI. a
Smith for this great work, recog
nized his great organizing abil- Ki
ity, and we doubt if they could
have made a better selection. re
We do not know whether Mr. ne
Smith will continue in the presi- ed
dency of the State organization. fi
but we do know that his new , I
position takes him out, and far -e
above any political position he Th
might choose to aspire to in the M
Since we made the complete
showing that we did not do be
"palpable injustice to Senator .a
Richard I. Manning" in claiming
that his public letter "tracks in
the ruts of Tillman's band wag
on," the News and Courier has
converted itself into a clam, but
the Sumter papers and the Or
angeburg 'imes and Democrat
have evidently been in connec
tion with the wire from the
Clemson College meeting, and
they are carrying out the "tip"
sent down the lines that Senator
Manning has obtained the smile
of Tillman's approval. Those
who are familiar with the poli
tical clouds in this State, if they
will make a little study of them,
will discover indications which
point to a deal made at the
farmers institute at Clemson Col
lege, and that Hon. R. I. Man
ning, of Sumter, is to be the
beneficiary, and he will make a
strong candidate if Mr. Tillman
can deliver the goods to him.
Having the backing of Senator
Tillman, and also being identi-I
tied with numerous corporate
interests Senator Manning will
be able to poll a tremendous
The News and Courier does
not agree with the - views ex
pressed in Senator Manning's
letter, at the sametime it under
took to credit the- Sumter Sena
tor with leading the idea that
the dispensary must be so amen
ded as to put the law back to its
oi'iginal enactment, but when
we showed by the record that
this idea came to him after Sen
ator Tillman proposed it at
~Gaffney, the News and Courier
sneaks into silence, instead of
acknowledging its error.
We .ofrer One Hundred Dollars Reward for
any case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by,
Hairs 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 tinan
aily able to carry out any obligations made '.
WEST & TRtUAN, wholesale drugzrista., Toledo. 0.
wALDING, KINNAN & MARy-?, Wholesale drug
gists. Toledo. 0.
Hal's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting
directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of
the system. Price 75c. per bottle. Sol b'y all
druggists- Testimonials free.
Hail's Family Pills are the best.
Editor The 3Manningr Times:1
Dear Sir: Your correspondent --H" qu
is mistaken in what he sets forth in his
letter of last week, as being the senti
ments of the citizens of this town in r-e- li
gard to the recent visit of the Railroad wr
Commission, and in justice to the town', i
I desire to correct him.va
As Intendant and being in close
touch with the citizens and business
men, I beg to say that any otticer of theoi
St ate of South Carolina will always rec
ceive a hospitable welcome at our
hands, should he visit us on business orc
We have no desire to dictate to hinm oal
or them how they should travel, or by
inplication or otherwise question their
sincerity or integrity.
The true sentiments of oui- best citi
zens were fully set forth to the mem- ,
bers of the Railroad Commission at .
their recent meeting her-e, and the let- dis
ter from your correspondent does us tOn
and them an in justice, which I wish to I wh
Kindly give this letter space in your Inet
next issue. 'da'
RICHARD B. SM1YTH, dat
Letter to S. L. Krasnoff. the
Dear Sir: There are two sorts ofsh
furniture. You know both: for you sell
'em both. One sort looks better than it ser
is, and the other is better than it looks.se
There isn't any other sor-t.
The same, two sorts of paint, no
more; and we make 'em both--we -
make' tons of stuff that isn't worth its
freight. Belongs to the business-we
But this is aside. We put into cans,
with our name on, the very best paint
there is in the world; Devoe lead-and
zin. It takes fewer gallons than mixed
paints, and it wears twice as long as
Mr. C. 0. Brown, Columbia, S. C.,
painted his house with Devoe lead-and
zinc. The painter, on seeing the quan
tity sent to the house, said there wasn't
enough. There were ten ten gallons
left, when the job was done.
F. WV. DEVOE &Co.
P. S. Manning Hardware Co. sell
our Paint. 65.
New Zion Dots.
Special to The Manning Times.
Mr. Paul Alderman, Misses Aider
man of Alcolu and Miss Brockinton of
Manning passed through here a few
days ago in an automobile on their
way to Salem church to preaching.
Nev. B. R. Tune of Washington, 1).
C., is conducting a series of meetings
at Salem church. -
Miss Burgess of Williamsburg is the
guest of Miss Marion Hicks of this
We do not see any of the tobacco
fellows from Manning these days, and
I suppose they are making themselves
scarce because of the vicious dogs and
bees. By the way, the dog that bit
Mr. Pope Moore took blind staggers
and went about the country slobbering
and staggering just like he wats drunk
and finally died. 1 would advise Pope
to have his system cleansed and then
Referrei to Cunty Cormissioners.
tor The- Mu.,ing Tirrzt
Vhat place (doe Ox Swaip occu- i
in Clarendon count,?
s it a thing of the past?
Vhere is the promised Canal
,-here is the swinging bridge?
nstead-The sand has washed up
der the bridge until it nearly touches ,
plank in places. The natural run
the stream is obliterated, during wet
ls the water spreads from hill to
1. no means of escape to Sandy Lake.
[d back by a hank of sand under the
idge. Enough sand und.r the bridge
raise the vausewav two fent entire
1-.1 !.'-ts Si.city iii Dzrger.
QCore tlian half of mankijwd vi -
Lv years of age sufTer from kidne.
d bladder dizorders. usually eniarge
nt of proszatc gland. This i.; bot;
inful and dangerous. and Foley's
anev Cure should be taken at th,!
;t ign of danger. as it corrects ir
ruiarities :1nd has cured many old
n of this disease. Mr, Rodney Bur
Lt. llock Fort.. Mo.. writes: "I suffer
with enlarged prostate gland and
iey trouble for years and after tak
i two bottles of Foley's Kidney Cure
eel better than I have for twenty
irs. although I am now 91 years old."
e R. 13. Loryea Drug Store. Isaac
all term of court convenes Septem
r 25th, Hon. R. C. Watts, Presiding
M H Lackey, Paxville.
J A Rich, Manning R F D.
F E Tobias, Manning.
C R Breedin, Manning.
W L Rush. Turbeville.
D R Lide, Pinewood.
J W Dyson, Manning.
F D Rhame. Silver, R F D.
J D Daniels, Manning.
Lewis Alsbrook, Foreston.
Milton Stukes, Foreston.
C H Bradley, Jordan.
D W Alderman, Alcolu.
W A Richbourg, Summerton.
R H Green, New Zion. r-?
Walter S. Harvin. Manning, R F D
W E Hicks. Seloc.
B T Thames, Mlanning.
W T P Sprott, Foreston.
II R Tomlinson. Turbeville.
G W McCall. Manning, R F D.
r H Davis. Manning.
B L DuBose, Jr.. New Zion.
J M Player, Sardinia.
George Tindal, Silver. R F D.
E 3 Andrews. Manning. R F D.
r C Burgess, Workman.
R M Johnson, Pinewood.
W P Emanuel, Alcolu.
H J Haley. Foreston.
J R Jones, Manning.
R E Thompson, "Manningv.
Louis Broadway. Pinewood.
A Plumer Burgess, Summerton.
B D Griftin. Pinewood.
D M Roberson. Turbeville.
Second Week Jurors.
G M Bradhain, Manning.
A. W Billups, Summerton.
L S Barwick, Paxvil!e.
Henry N Bell. Manning.
J H Boswell, Foreston.
J B. Carrigan, Summerton.
J P Coleman, Davis.
J L Christopher, Manning.
J W Coker, Turbeville.
C D DesChamps, Pinewvood.
L T Fischer. Summerton.
W W Geddings, Paxville.
J J Gardner. St. Paul
J1 P Holladay, Manning.
J D Hodge, Manning.
C J Haley, Jordan.
S E Johnson. New Z'oLn.
WV G King, Manning.
E S Mclntos'a, Mannir..
WV M 'Mitchum, Manning. ___
J M Mimis, Seloc. -
J1 C Lo-gan, Alcolu.g
Rt M C Player, Turbeville.
WV E Reardon, Manning.
J WV Rdgill, Manning.
C J Rich, Manning. R F D.
S S Stone. Paxville.
D H Smith, Brogdon.
J Z Sims, Seloc.
A G Stack, Pinewood.
J1 H Touchberry., Manning.
F C Thomas, Manning.
F N Thomas, Turbeville.
W JT Tr'oublefield, Manning.
o E Webber, Jordan.
Always Liberal to Churches.
very church will be given a liberal C
ntty of L. & M. paint. Call for it.
o-allons Longman & Martinez L. &
Paint mixed with three gallons
eed oil will paint a house.
V. B. Barr, Charlestown, WV. Va.,
tes: "Painted Fransienburs block C
h L. & 1M. stands out as though
rears and covers like gold.
on't pay $1..50 a galloni for linseed .
which you do in ready-for-use paint "
uy oil fresh from the~ barrel at 60 %
ts per gallon and mix it with L. &
makes Paint cost about $1.20 per C
on. Sold by The R. B. Loryea Drug
Open the Schools..
'e trustees of the various school
Lricts, excep~t Manning and Summer
,are hereby ad vised to open the
ite schools in their respective dis
ts, Monday. October 2nd, and the f
r schools. except Manning, Mon
, November 1:3th.
)ur purpose in Iixing the above
es, which we think will readily be
n and appreciated. is to avoid hav
both classes of teachers present ~
ir claims for ap~proval and payment
f it is found impracticable to start a
ool at the time above given, and the
tonement is for four weeks it will CO
ye the same p~urpose.
S. P. BOLLADAY, St
Supt. Education. te
INsome conditions the se
gain from the use thi
of Scott's Emulsion is to
very rapid. For this t
reason we put up a
fifty-cent size, which is
enough for an ordinary
cough or cold or useful
as a trial for babies
'and children. In other
conditions the gain is
be built up in a day.
ln such cases Scott's
Emulsion must be taken
as nourishment; a food
rather than a medicine.
It's a food for tired and
Send for free sample
Scott & Bowne, 409-41s Pel St.
Chemists NeW York
moc and $i.oo. All druggists *3 e
Select lSi htwl rcayour-aes-n ditNow. N eoeo
the lagbehinds. Come out in new clothes in time to wear the late styles before every other man
has appeared in a new Suit.
T HE F ALL STY LES.
Longer Coats--wider collars and lapels-more fallness than ever in the chest--Trousers
fuller in the knees and front and less so on the side-Vests cut slightly lower.
A bout the fabrics. The richest and most gentlemanly patterns that have fet appeared inN
Cassimeres, worsteds, Scotch cheviots, etc , etc.N
These woolens come in plain colors, neat overplaids- and modest broken stripes.
You'll certainly be greatly surprised to learn what $10; $12.50; $15, and $20 will do forN
you here in buying a handsome, well cut and well tailored Fall Suit.
We're loaded with Fall Newness.
'Phone 166. Sumter, S. C.O
I OUR PLANS.I
For weeks and months past we have been laying plans for
the fall and winter season, and now that the fail season of 1905 is
JOM~~~~~FORT taewlMbOu nt oin
- __upon us, all of our schemes to capture our share of the season'
_____________________________________._First of all we are pleased to announce that last May when
- ~ton goods and in taking this step at that Dmeticus asnd a co
I&~ i~, vvictifall patronage.
And in the second place we have just returned from the
Northern markets, where we have spent several days pieking up
We wa t tne newest things in Sik
_ Dress Goods, Sd
HlERE is nothing more comfortable in hot nIfr o Trm nw
weather and nothing more neat than a thmn. UIU IOO IIII II u
well-fitting- We have also given due time to the selection of the newest
- things in Ladies' Cloas, Wraps, Furs and Neck wear, Hand Bags,
hS Leather and Fabri Belts.
IN g aLdies, if you need anything in staple Dry Goods, Fine_
I~I ~ i ee ~ h ~IL.Dress Goods and Silks or anything that pertains to fashionable
- dress it will pay you to see us.
It. gives us great pleasure to announnee- that our Miss Max
We ~re howng hisseasn te bst nd ostwell, the dressmaker and designer that gave such universal sat
We ae sowig ths Sa~o th bes an mot 2 isfaction last season, is coming back this season and will open
mlet assortment of Summer Shirts that ever the dressmaking department on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th.
pped at Manning. They arc pretty, modest pat- a is We are also pleased to announce that Miss TrsettueBaugham,
inand made of the best and strongest that can our accomplished Milliner, will return from the Northern mark
[18,, -ets on the 15th of this month. She has sont several weeks in
had. Our the Northern markets looking after new fall and winter styles
and buying the stock of Millinery for her department.
NIO Suffice it to say that at our fall opening of Pattern Hats
SHIR and Millinery Goods we will show as large and up-to-date line of
goods as will be found in any house in Eastern Sooth Carolina.
not be beat for the same price. ~I f ir
We have a small lot of dollar Shirts that we are ~U [ ~ L i
tingat redcedprje. Cme nd et sme f 3Large and complete stock Dress Goods, Silks and Trim
m before they go. It will be to your advantage a mings.I
se .u iei o att kepoo ad- look net The largest stock in town of Gent's, Youth's and Children's
ee ur l~ lfyouWat t kep OO n Cne Clothing, Hats, Caps and CGent's Furnishing Goods, ent's and
little money. Ladies' Cotton and Wool Underwear.
The largest stock of Millinery, Ladies' Hats, Cloaks, .Tack
ets, Wraps and Furs in Eastern South Carolina.
Our stock of Gent's' Ladies' and Children's Shoes and are
IA Vall that is needed in Footwear.
~. DVI ~ OM'Y31 FURNITURE.I
IYI We have now in stock the cheapest and largest stock of'
S Furniture ever shown in this town.
Nice Bedroom Suits of Furniture from? $10 per Suit up.