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MANNING, S. C., OCT. 3, 1906.
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will be published except as an advertisement.
Entered at the Postoffice at Manning as Sec
ond Class matter.
When Ragsdale declined to
give Lyon a cough drop, wonder
if he "dropped his candy then?
The last time we saw Mr. Rags
dale he was very sanguine of
carrying Ward 5 in Charleston,
and the State by an overwhelm
ing majo'.y, but that was the
morning after eating a hearty
meat supper in the Charleston
hotel, which may account for
The Comptroller General is
again giving out that he pro
poses to recommend a revolu
tion in -our tax department.
There is no doubt that something
is needed to get our taxes
adjusted, but when he says the
banks, railroads and similar cor
porations alone pay honest
taxes, we say he forgets the
small farmer-the tenant who
pays ori all he has, while the
corporations are only required
to pay on sixty per cent of what
they Ere willing to show up.
If Comptroller General Jones
is after the tax-dodgers we hope
he will be able to devise a means
to get them, but we do not think
the appointment of a crew of
politicians at a lucrative salary
The complaints all over the
State about the matter of school
books are so great that we must
think the general assembly will
have to take notice of it. There
is something wrong -somewhere
and somehow." It should be
investigated, and the investiga
- tors should not be mere job
hunters either. In our opinion,
the only way te investigate a
matter where there is a strong
suspicion of graft, is to empower
the Attorney General to employ
men who are trained to make
investigations, let him have the
evidence gotten together -and
then let him prosecute. We be
lieve there has been graft in the
school book business, just like
we are morally certain there has*
been graft in the dispensary.
Both should have full and fear
less attention at the coming
session. This should be a year
of graft-chasing, exposure, and
The crop condition through
out the South Atlantic states is
not what it should be, and yet,
there is room to hope that the*
price will be sufficient to make
*up a part of the loss from short
yield. The storms prevailing all
over the cotton belt has very
perceptibly affected the port re
ceipts, to the extent that the
daily reports show a falling off,
and if this continues for any
length of time it is bound to
make prices go higher, There
has been no disposition -so far on
the part of the farmers to hold
* cotton,and this fact alone shows
to our mind that the short port re
ceipts is caused by the actual
shortage in yield. If, .as last
year,.the farmers were storing
their cotton in warehouses, the
speculators would have an ex
cuse for holding prices down,
but the cotton being marketed
as fast as ginned, and the re
ceipts still falling off proves, the
boasted tremendous Texas crop~
to be a myth. There is no douibt
about it, the cotton crop is short,
and very short, and strong prices
can safely be expected.
*The first thing the general,
assembly should do, in the way
of backing up the exposures of
the dispensary investigating
committee, is to empower the
attorney general to employ an
expert accountant to go over the
books of the State dispensary,
ascertain how much liquor was
bought by the State where no
rebates are credited, and from
whom the liquor was bought,
then enact a resolution demand
ing of the attorney general that
heproceed in the United States
courts against the goncerns the
whiskey was bought from, for
the amount of rebates the State
was entitled to at the time the
liquor was purchased..
By taking the case into the
United States courts the whiskey
concerns can be made to exhibit
their books and papers and if
the rebate money was not paid
to thT. State or' its authorized
agents, the State will be entitled
to recover, but on the other
hand, if the whiskey concerns
has paid this rebate, they must
by written evidence show who
received it as the books of the
State dispensary for the first
two years gives no such evidence.
In our judgment there was more
than enough rebate money be
longing to the State in the firstI
two years of the State dispensary
regime to have met the appropri
ations for the State colleges,and
this money has never been ac
counted for satisfactory.
Mr. Tillman says he permitted
Mr. Hubbell to have this rebate
money, well, that is what he
says, but the books do not record
th2 trnsacrtion, and if they did,
what authority in law did Till
man have to give away the
State's money? The matter
should not be allowed to rest
until there has been a satisfac
tory accounting for this very
large sum of money belonging
to the taxpayers of South Caro
The press of the State has
been very kind in their ex
pressions for the Times editor
upon his recent election to the
Stata senate, and he earnestly
hopes he will be able to meas
ure up to their expectations. The
coming session of the general
assembly will be watched closer
than any other previous session
sinbe that of 1877, and the peo
ple expect something to be done.
So far as the Times editor is
concerned, he realizes that alone
he can do nothing, but with the
co-operation . of others he
,promises to do what he con
scientiously believes to be best
for the general good, and in all
of.his votes upon the measures,
conscience will direct them. He
hopes to be able to view ques
tions in a broad, business-like
way, and if he cannot get just
what he wants he will make such
concessions as will come to the
next best thing.
It is very gratifying to any
man of spirit to see so many of
his co-laborers pleased at his en
trance upon the public stage,
the kind expressions are sincere
ly appreciated, and of the many
who have grasped us by the
hand, and to say nice things in
their papers, our neighbor The
County Record of Kingstree, S.
C. seems to have appreciated
the conditions here, and rejoices
at the outcome in Clarendon.
Thanks brother Wolfe.
Commissioner of Immigration
E. J. Watson is doing a work for
South Carolina,and for the South
that will solve the race, labor,
commercial and social problem.
He is now in Europe, and about
to start home with the initial lot
of immigrants to be landed in
Charleston. These people are
sturdy Germans, and come from
the rural districts; they are
principally farmers, and do
mestic servants, just the class of
immigrants needed here. The
fact of Commissioner Watson
succeeding in inducing one of
the great steamship lines to
make the experiment of landing
at Charleston is a triumpb, and
if the people of the State will
back him up, they will make
Charleston a permanent landing
for immigrants, and thereby give
the people of the South the fl-st
choice in the selection of labcr.
The North and West was bilt
by just such settlers, and it is
up to us now if we will birild
well for the future. The later
from Commissioner Watson? dated
at Ghent, and published in last
Sunday's State, and Sunday
News is very interesting. In
referring to a visit of King
Leopold and his court, he said
there was not as much enthusi
asm, as there would have been
at the "reception of the news
that Columbia, Charleston or
Manning had won the pennant."1
So it 'will be seen that our base
ball advertising has even made
itself felt in far away Europe.
The United States has done
that which we thought would be
the final outcome of the insur
rection on the Island-taken
charge and assumed control, un
til peace can be restored. In our
opinon that restoration of peace
will never come until Cuba is an
nexed.to the United States. When
Uncle Sam drove the Spaniards
away from Cuba, the flag of this
nation should have been run up
to stay, and if it had, the trouble
of retaking the island would
have been saved. The taking of
Cuba now has the appearance of
a conspiracy. The American
interests over there made some
sort of a deal or compact with
the insurrectionists whereby the
constituted authorities might be
overthrown, and it succeeded.
Senor Palma the president of
the republic might now cry out
in the agony of his soul "God
save me from my friends." Thei
United States 'went to him in his
time of trouble professing to aid
him in restoring peace, the peace
was restored alright enough, but
when it was accomplished Uncle
Sam fearing it would not last
concluded to send Senor Palma
back home. Secretary Taft upon
proclaiming himself provincinal
governor with the courtesy of a
dancing master tendered his
good ofices to the deposed
President, and offered to escort
him to the depot to see him off.
It was very nice of Taft, to kick
a man out of his own house, and
then offer to see that he got out
Deafness Cannot be Cured
ds eae porton of athey aTee onlyon
way to cure deafness, and that is byconstitu
faed cnon of te mcous lining of the
Eustachian Tube- 'When this tube gets inflam
ed you have a rumbling sound or imperfect hear
ing, and when it is entirely closed deafness is
the result, and unless the infammation can be
taken out and this tube restored to its normal
condition,heagwll be destroyed forever: nine
cases out of ten are caused by catarrh, which is
nothing but an inflamed condition of the mu
willgive One Hundred Dollars for any
ntb cued by Hals arrh Cue Sed for
eruasfrF. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, 0.
HalsPmi il re the best.
A scientist writes: "The essential
quality for which tobacco is smoked or
hewed lies not really in the leaves
henselves, but is cotie in thou
sands of hollow knobbed .hairs which,
over their surface. The vitaltnicatine
s garnered in these pear-like balls, but
asit is impossible to shaive og these
hairs and would be a scarcely com
mendable achievement if It could be
unertaen it becomes necessary to
preserve the whole foliage for comn
New Zion Dots.
Editor The Manning Times:
Mr. W. D. Gamble who has
been ill with fever is conval
Dr. Ragood Woods has bought
a lot near Beard's siding on the
Alcolu railroad and expects to
Mr, H. M. McIntosh of Work
man is now at Glenn Srrings.
Mr. F. Earle Bradham is prin
cipal of the Pine Grove School.
Mr. H. 0. S. Jackson of Ello
ree has been here on a visit.
Miss Maude Gregory is in
charge of the Baker school.
Mrs. F. Earle Bradham of
Manning passed through here
for Turbeville where she will
be an assistant teacher at the
Pine Grove school.
CATARRH CURED AT HOME
Trial Treatment of Dr. Blosser's Catarrh
Remedy Free to Sufferers.
If you have catarrh of the nose, throat, or
lungs, if you are constantlv spitting, blowing
the nose, have stopped up feeling, head noises,
deafness, asthma, bronchitis or weak lungs,
you can cure yourself at home by a remedy so
simple that even a child can use it.
It will cost you only a postal card to get a
liberal free trial package of Dr. Blosser's
wonderful remedy. It is sent by mail to every
interested suferer. Certainly no offer could be
The full treatment is not expensive. A pack
age containing enough to last one whole month
will-be sent by mail for 81.00.
A potal cardwith your name and address
sent H. M BOGR, Mang, S. C, will bring
you by return mail the free trial treatment and
an interesting booklet, so that you can at once
begin to cure yourself privately at home.
Breaking It Gently.
"Laura," said Mr. Ferguson as he
buttered a biscuit and passed his cot
fee cup for a secoid ijung, "I don't
miss anything, but after I had come in
last night, about 11:0, I found the
ho*e had been brokerr Into. Some
body had smnehed a pane of glass ii a
basement window, drawled inside and
made his way up the stairs to the frat
foor, ,Thre hasn't been anything dis
turbed In the pantry, the china closet
or .the sideboard,. has there?'
"No," answered Mrs. Ferguson.
"BgT, mercy, who could It have been
and what do'you suppose he wanted?'
"I suspect," he rejoined, clearing his
throat, "that I-er-did it myself and
that I wanted to get inside without
disturbing anybody. Ydu had all gone
to bed, and I had left my latchkey In
my other trousers. It will cost about
25 cents to repair the basement win
dQw. The weather man, I see, pre
dicts po'ible showers for today."
Three Kinds of Lightning.
The Etruscans of old believed that
there were three kinds of lightning
one incapable of doing any Injury, an
other more mischievous in its character
and consequently only to be issued with
the consent of a quorum of twelve
gods, and a third carrying mischief In
its train and for which a: regular de
cree was required from the highest dl
viities In the Eltruscan skies. Curi
ouly enough, modern scientific .men
agree with the view that there are
three kinds of lightning, but their vari
eties differ from the Etruscans. The
frst is known as forked lightning and
runs In zlgzag lines, the second as sheet
lightning, because it Is seen in a body,
and the third as globe lightning, as it
sometimes runs In the shape of a ball.
The latter variety is rather- slow In
The Word -Nice."
"Nice" is one of the exceptional
words which have risen on the scale
and Improved with age. It Is from the
Latin "nescius" and originally signi
ied ignorant. To Chaucer ft regularly
meant' foolish--"wise and nothing
nIce." In Spenser's time It stijl meant
effeminate. From general fool~nm
there was probably first a specilbsa
tion to foolish fussiness about trifles.
Then- the idea of Ignogance dropped
out, and the word meant particular
aboutdetails, accurate. It was credit
able to be a "nice" observer or to
show. "nice" judgment. And so in the
end the positively agreeable meaning
of today was-evolved.
The books are now open for the col1
lection of town taxes. For the present
the office will be open every Saturday.
Time for paying without penalty ex
ires November 15th. The office will
~e open every day during the ]ast
week-E. J. BRowNE,
Clerk and Treas.
Notice is hereby given the under
signed will, on Monday the 8th day of
October 1906, apply to the Secretary
of State for a charter to the "Civilized
Home Bound Burial Aid Society."
R. W. WITHERSPOON.
S. D. LOGAN.
H. C. CONYERS.
Gtober 3rd, 1906.
Notice to Creditors.
All persons having claims against
the estate of Frank M. stukes,deceased,
will present them duly attested, and
those owing said estate will make pay
ment to the undersigned qualified
Administratrix or said estate.
MRS. SARAH I. GRIFFIN.
Pinewood, S. C.
Sept. 29th, 1906.
Henry N. Snyder, L. L. D., President
Two degrees, A. B. and A. M. Four
courses leading to the A. B. Degree.
Library anD Librarinn. The W. E.
Burnett gymnasium under a competent
director. 'J. B. Cleveland Science Hall.
Athletic grounds. Course of lectures
by the ablest men on the platform. Next
session begins September 19.
Board from $12 to $16 a month. For
catalogue or other information, address
J. A. GAMEWELL,
Spartanburg, S. C.
Woodmen of the World.
Meets on fourth Monday nights at
Visiting Sovereigns invited.
R. JOHN H. MORSE,
SUMTER, S. C.
Ofmce 1m1 West Liberty Street.
The Best is the
Cheapest' Isn't Trues
of everything; but it's true $
of Clothes. All-wool fabrics
wear longer. keep shape bet
tery, hang better, and fit bet
ter than "mercerized-cotton"
* fabrics; and these are the
things you want your clothes
All-wool clothes will cost *
you more than part cotton, *
of course; the point we. make
is that even at the higher
prices they're cheaper.
It is a real economy to buy$
a Hart Schaffner & Marx suit,$
and pay $0. or $20., or $25, $
--or even more, instead of put
tinag $12. or $15. into a suit
that's made of a "mercerized
cotton" fabric which will fail $
* absolutely to do the things *
you expect of your clothes. @
You may save a few dollars; *
but gou lose money in the
end by buying such clothes.
Copyright 1906 by Hart Schaffner & Marx EXCLUSIVELY BY
SUJMTER 8. e
9 liPhone, 166.
The Following Propertiesfor Sale:
ONE-two-story store. 20x45, and lot 75x150 feet. This store is well finished and with a small
building on the lot rents for $300.00. Price $1600.00.
ONE dwelling-8 rooms, beautiful flower yard, all necessary out-buildings, well set in fruit trees,
lot contains about 3 acres. Eastern front and one of the best built houses in town, go
ing at 4250.00. A. $500.00 lot can be sold off of each side and leave an acre for the pres
ONE dwelling-6 rooms-with out-houses on a 2 acre lot, -ell fenced. Two tenant or servant
houses. Price $2100.00, one half cash balance in instalments with interest.
ONE 6 room dwefling-right new, lot in new section, fast building up. House well fnished, and
painted throughout. Fence and barn. Price $2000.00.
ONE farm of 256 acres-one and a half miles from Summerton. 135 acres cleared, 121 in timber,
30 of this is fine long leaf. 8 tenant houses, well supplied with out-buildings and 7 room
. dwelling. Otber'particulars upon application.
ONE lot-on Main stret near depot. This lot cannot be duplicated in this locality. Let us show
it to you. It is wen suited for any business purpose, especially manufacturing.
ONE tract of land 3 miles from Summerton.- 100 -acres can be cleared, 60 nor, under cultivation,e
Price upon application.
ONE 7 room dwelling-bran new with lot 105x30o feet. Barn and stable, servant house and other
conveniences. This house is made of exceptionly good stuff aidIin-a splendid section of
town. Price now $3500.00.
Thesgare a few of the bargains we are offering now. If none of these meet-your wants, let us
tell yot of some others. We still have some good building lots, which we are offdring at fair
prices to settlers and also to speculators. We win be glad to answer inquiries, and give fuller
We will be glad to list many other properties, remember It costyou nothing unless we make a
sale. So if you have any property that you will sell, let us put it before the-public now so it
can be well advertised. If you want to buy let us know so we can help you tolocate good property
SUMMERTON RA STATE AENCY
Up in the Sky Scraper.
oct, 10-11th, Wedneda ad kuda
It is without donbt the most ,complete Mfi er- S in Man
ning. We assume that you desiie to take 'e ofthe
latest styles in Hats which we have now onw idto show,
also a Line of -
Dress Goods and Silks
We have also a complete line of Fine Ladies' Jackets and Skirts
. and Waists to show. 'We-positively- know you w l find it
reatly to your advantage to give' us a trial. If you come
to Manning call on us, we will be -pleased toimeet you.
Don't forget the date of our Opening,
Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 10 and 11th.
D. H IRSCH MANN,
NEXT TO DOSTOFFICE MANNING, . S.
KILL THE COUCH
AND CURE THE LUNCS
DHr. King's OR A -_AAMdA Md21+W
New Discovery M0I0111 DR 00. M01091 DRY GOODS CO. :
O INSUMPTION price
FOR UGH and 50c &$1.00
OLDS Free jrial.
Surest and Quickest Cure for an
THROAT and LUNG TROUB
LES, or NONEY BACK.
The Arant Co. Drug Store.
Colic, Cholera & Diarrhea Remedy AT THE
Almost every family has need
of a reliable remedy for colic or
diarrhea at some time during the
remedyr is recommended U TA
by dealers who have old it for
many yer and know its value.
t has received thousands of NEXT WEEK,
testimonials from gratef people.
It has been prescribed by phy
sicians with the most satisfactory
It has often saved life before TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY
medicine could have been sent for
or a physician summoned.
It ou costs a quarer. Can
YOU~ ~ ~ ~ ~~W' afod o iksimc o s C,9 AND 10z
little? BUY IT NOW.
Mouzo & Rihy ~Grand Display of Pattern Hats from
Mouzon & Rigby,
New York and Baltimore
Fancy Groceries, Fruits, Etc. Markets. Also a large ag
VEGETABLES IN SEASON. .. gregation from our own
work-room. All our
igslio i [ ll Pce. lines of
Always on hand a fresh, clean line
of Staple and Fancy Groceries, Can
ned ds etc. We supply others'
tables, why not yours?
ie us you r orde Fall and Winter
liver all orders promptly.
Your foretyaddo b usiness,
We av rcetl adedtoou lne will be ready for your inspection
TEN-CENT COUNTER. and will interest you. Display
Have you been to see the wonder- of DRESS GOODS, SILKS. .
f ul bargains on this countre for 10c.?
15 you haven't. come in now and let LADIES' COATS WRAPS,
us show you some of the greatest ETC. Remember the days and
tns for 10 cents ever brought to
Mannn agW e o
Yours for business,
Mouzon & Rigby. Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 9-10
Money to Loan.
In one of our show Windows you willI
see a beautiful Hand-painted
China Dinner Set
Fourty-two Pieces, which will be given free
to any one of my customers who holds the
lucky number. We will give a coupon for
every twenty cents purchase made at our
store, which entitles the holders to a chance
at this Set. Don't forget to see it, and have
us explain, and if you are looking for
Bargains in .
SHOES, HATS, CAPS. SHIRTS, HEAVY UN.
DERWEAR OR 6ENTS' FURNISHINGS.
of any kind, come to see us before you buy.
Money saved is money made. We especially
invite your attention to our Line of