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MANNING, S. C., 31ARCHI :, 1907.
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oad Class matter.
WHAT DAMNED McLAURIN IS A VIRTUE
WITH HIS ENEMIES.
if we remember correctly,
Senator Joseph Blackburn of
Kentucky, was one of the Demc
cratic Senators that questioned
the party fealty of Senator John
L. McLaurin, and claimed that
McLaurin was catering to the
Republican president for politi
cal favor in the shape of an ap
pointment on the Philippine
Commission, or a judgeship. Mc
Laurin made a speech in the
Senate along party lines, and in
a few days conditions changed,
from partisan politics to loyalty
to country. The country's flag
bad been fired upon by a foreign
foe, and with his conception of
Amercian loyalty, McLaurin laid
aside the party game arid re
fused to permit himself to be
tried by a party caucus led by
men in whose statesmanship he
had no confidence. The leading
forces of the Democratic caucus
then were J. K. Jones, B. R.
Tillman and Joseph -Blackburn.
He knew the purpose was to ob
struct the administration, and
that such obstruction was not
for the good of the country, but
solely to enhance party interests,
at any rate, John L. McLaurin
chose to cast his vote contrary
to the wishes of these self-as
sumed party leaders. and for do
ing so he was ostracised, stigma
tized and crucified. He was
charged with selling out, with
having been bribed with the
promise of office; even the la
mented McKinley was slandered
by these reckless politicians who
had formed a conspiracy to de
stroy McLaurin. Jones was the
national chairman and was very
loudmouthedin claiming that Mc
Laurin had deserted to the Re
publicans with the Philippine
commission as the price. Presi
dent McKinley did tender. Mc
Laurin one of the Democratic
places on this commission, which
he declined. Then Jones said it
was for a federal judgeship.
President Roosevelt did offer
McLaurin such a position which
he also declined, and again the
lie was given to the charge that
"he sold out to the enemy." but
all the same the people of South
Carolina so idolized Tillman at
the time, it would have been
useless for McLaurin to have
attempted a defense. He retired
from the political field, and the
people of South Carolina lost
from the Senate a man who
was conscientiously serving his
State, country and constituents,
was no sensationalist, nor did he
use his high place to advertise
a private business on the side
for money making purposes. If
ever a man served his country
unselfishly it was he. J. K.
Jones, the party chairman. who
aided Tillman to destroy Mc
Laurin changed his vote on the
canal question and begged for a
place on the commission, but he
didn't get it, nor was he sent
back to the Senate by his people.
They discovered his hypocrisy
in his connection with the round
bale trust, and now comes "Joe"
Blackburn, another of the Dem
ocratic party's sponsors defeated
for re-election to the Senatee ac
cepts an appointment on the
Panama canal commission from
President Roosevelt, and gives
it as his opinion that Kentuckyf
will go Republican next time. It
was the rankest kind of party
disloyalty for McLaurin to use
his influence with a republican
administration to fill the ap
pointive offices in the South with
white men instead of negroes,
for that is what he done, nothing1
did he ask of the administration
that would help him personal
ly. The president having
conifidence in his ability and
integrity offered him an
appointment which he de
clined, but those who conspired
with Tillman to destroy him
could and did accept any and
everything a republican presi
dent would give, and the main
conspirator, Jones, actually beg
ged and pleaded for a job. Till
man is the only one of the bunch
who has not hung around the,
president for a crumb from his
table. He does not have to, as
his job i's good for six years
longer; but as much as he has
said about Roosevelt, if he lost1
his place in the Senate and a
nice juicy plum was offered him
he would do like the rest, take
it and be glad to do so.
SCRAP BETWIXT DEVI. AND SAINT.
We now look for a merry war
of editorials between the South-.
ern Christian Advocate and the f
Columbia State. It will be inter-t
esting, because both editors are C
good writers, especially when
they have a good subject. The It
Southern Christian Advoeate'i
does not take kindly to the coun- I
ty dispensary idea, arnd its pre-.
judice is so great that it is un-Il
willing to give it the chance that
its editor pleaded for when he
was a strong advocate of the
had "something to do" with the
enactment of the State dispen
sary law, and until he joined the
ministry he was a very strong
partisan, and now that he has
assumed the editorship of the
representative organ of the
Methodist church anything he
might say on the liquor or any
other political question will at
tract more than ordinary atten
tion, and we presume it is be
cause of this the Columbia State
read Editor Nettles a lecture
which is calculated to raise his
ire. We shall be an interested
looker on. The following is from
the State, 25th, instant:
"The Southern Christian Advocate
has for many years past been a
power for good in South Carolina: its
high aims has been manifest, and its
sincerity as unquestioned as its purity
of purpose. It has in those years had
occasion to fight vigorously, yet never
forfeiting confidence and respect, in or
out of the Methodist church in South
Carolina. It has been gratifying to
The State to find itself so frequently
alined with that Christian paper. But
we are, frank to express the opinion
that, unless there is a change from the
more recent policy of the Southern
Christian Advocate, there will be. a
marked decrease in its strength. Here
is a comment from Editor Nettles, who
last summer but a week before the
primary suddenly attempted to throw
the influence of the church paper to
'It is heart-sickening to daily read
the preparation making by our State
to increase the sale of whiskeys. It
looks as if the whiskey men again have
things their own w ay. As the Advo
cate gave warning, county dispensaries
are proving so far a backward step.
Richland county is advertising for bids
for nearly 1,000 barrels of liquors.
Such evidence of lack of sincerity
and of misrepresentation of facts is
likely to give very many persons that
believe in ;air, honest lighting a sick
ening sensation several inches below
the heart. We are not here to defend
county dispensaries: if they are to be
justified they must prove their justifii
cation. Neither are we fighting pro
hibitionists: we believe the large ma
jority of the territory of South Caro
lina is theirs by the power of popular
sentiment, and we hope that will seize
and hold that territory. And where
they can not enforce prohibition, we
trust they will scrutinize the methods
of sellinz whiskey, aid in suppressing
illegal traffc, and enforce the law. But
we are opposed to bushwhacking, we
are opposed to hypocrisy, we are op
posed to an alleged campaignxor "tem
perance' by Tillman's coat-ail swingers
that followed him with acclamation
while he was pouring more mean whis
key down the throats of South Caro
linians than was ever poured before;
they obey his wishes now, when, with
out testing the county dispensaries, he
decrees prohibition for the whole State,
without local option
Editor Nettles knows that "prepara
tion" is not being made "to increase
the sale of whiskey." As a matter of
course, in those counties where prohi
bition fails, whiskey is to be sold. But
how dare the man that supported Till
man's State dispensary with a business
of upward of four million dollars a
year, and a stench of graft that rose
to high heaven, say that county dispen
saries "are proving so far a backward
step," that it looks "as if the whiskey
men again have things their own way,"
and that preparations are being made
"to increase the sale of whiskey?"
"Richland is advertising for 1,000
barrels of liquors," says The Advo
cate. Well, and what does that prove?
Did Editor Nettles make protest when
the State dispensary bought twenty
thousand barrels, and the air was full
of talk of rake-offs? "The profit fea
ture," he declares, "now is paramount."
That is the worst feature of the dirty
liquor business, and we hope a public
conscience will be at a not distant day
aroused against it. But who made these
profits appear so desirable in the eyes
of South Carolinians? None but B. R.
Tillman, the noble leader of Editor
Nettles.' To say such profits are "now"
paramount is a very misleading state
ment of fact. They were the para
mount feature of the State dispensary.
Richland is advertising for about
00 barrels of liquor and some wine. We
believe it will be bought honestly, that
grafters will be made sick at heart,
and that a less deg'rading' whiskey will
be given to the peo~ple. Under the pres
ent law the incentive to dispensers to
push sales is removed. They will do
so at their peril and the peril of their
bondsmen. When sustainers of the
graft honeycombed State dispensary
that flooded South Carolina with whis
key, assail any other system before
that system has got in full operation,
there must necessarily be grave doubt
of the high moral purpose of the assail
ants. One is inclined to look for the
shirt of the disgruntled politician be
neath the coat of the moralist."
GEE ! WHAT A ROAST..
Tillmian has again brought
down upon himself the wrath of
newspapers for insulting those
who tried to treat him with the
courtesy due to his high office.|
It seems that he was being in
tertained at a Republican club
in Virginia and he took occasion
use such -language about the
President of the United States
that a fisticuff came near result
ing. At any rate, the Senator
is being frkely censured by the
newspapers, and the following
from the Richmond News-Lead
er is a sample:
"What an ill-contrived, cross-gained,
porcupine lkind of a brute this man
Tillman is : Here in Richmond he
was treated with the most careful and
elaborate courtesy. Governor Swan
on, in his own carriage, drove the vis
itor over the city in the afternoon.
The newspapers gave him ample notice
a~nd the audience was large and repre
sentative. Yet he went out of his way
o insult the local Young Mens' Christ
ian Association by accusing it of neg
lect and discourtesy and his lecture
itself was socoarse in many of its al
usions and illustrations as to shock the
indly and refined people who gather
d to listen and who had the right to
~xpect that their feelings and tastes
vould be respedted. The poor strolling
layer, who performs in cheap houses
nd earns twenty dollars a week, is
:ourteous to his patrons as a matter
>f instinct, training, principle and
olicy, but the Senator from South
jarolina could not observe the ordinary
'ules of decency. We see that even
he local Young Mens' Christian Asso
iation itself is compelled, through its 2
wn publication, to resent the unjust t
.nd untruthful criticism to which the3
enator subjected it and to tender an I
direct apology to the public for
iringing him here. But he got his
150 and probably that is all he cares
:r. Now, we see he grossly violated
he propieties while the guest of a so
al club at Martinsburg and nearly
'recipitated a personal Ifight. The man
aves a trail of bad flavor and bad.
emper' wherever he goes. He care
ully adver'tises himself and his show,
-eri much as Tom Dixion does, by dis- I
egarding the ordinary conventionali- 1
is and decencies of life and making
nmself conspicuous for vulgarity,
~oarseness and ill nxatuire. The South
rn gentleman is about the most cour
eos, kindly, genuine and loyal of all
luman beings: and, on the otiher hand, I
regards the traditions of his section or
is ignorant of them and presents him
self as a sharper and trickster intent
on making money at any cost, is about
the hardest, most callous. most un
scrupulous and grinding propositions
in existence, and'the Southerner who
for any reason, or without reason and
merely in obedience to instinct, is a
tough: is the most insuf'erable and
offensive of all blackguards."-Rich
Stood the Test.
Allcock's Plasters have successfully
stood the test of sixty years use by the
public: their virtues have never been
equalled by the unscrupulOus imitators
who have sought to trade upon the
reputation of Alicock's by making
plasters with holes in them, and claim
ing them t be "just as good as All
Allock's plasters stand today en
dorsed by not only the highest medical
authorities, but by millions of grateful
patients who have proved their efficacy
as a household remedy.
An indication of prosperity
and progress is shown in the ad
vertisement of The Bank of
Summerton in this issue. This
nititution under-its able presi
dent has been a success from the
very beginning, and besides re
turning to its stockholders satis
factory dividends, it is conceded
that through it, Summerton and
the surrounning country has de
veloped and prospered such as
no other section of the county
in the same number of years.
When the matter of starting a
bank at Summerton was first
projected there were many who
doubted the outcome, but Mr.
Richard B. Smyth with his keen
business foresight knew that - a
section of country so wonderful
ly blessed with fertile lands, and
populated with such sterling
people, success would crown
any well managed business ef
fort: with this confidence he
founded The Bank of Summer
ton, and he, and all connected
with-it, have enough reason to
press forward with advancing
progress to establish a savings
department for the safety and
convenience and profit of the
general public. We are glad the
Bank of Summerton has taken
this progressive step, and we
sincerely hope its new depart
ment will be appreciated by the
public by giving to it a strong,
substantial patronage. Any en
terprise that serves to aid peo
ple to lay aside something for a
rainy day, as a savings depart
ment in a well officered and man
aged bank does. deserves the
hearty co-operation of every
body, and we do not hesitate to
urge our readers to begin at the
opening to deposit with The
Bank of Summerton what
money they can afford to lay
aside, and let it draw interest. A
little amount deposited every
month will, in the course of time
make a handsome "nest egg" in
an emergency, or when an oppor
tunity presents itself for the
purchase of property whether it
be a home or a plantation.
Panama Canal-Erie Canal.
Machinery is digging the Panama
Canal a thousand times quicker than
the shovel dng the Erie.
Machinery produces thme L. & M.
Paint at 50:times less cost for labor
than if made by hand.
The L. & M. gives the best job in
the world, because L. & M. Zinc
hardens L. & M. White Lead and
makes L. & M. Paint wear like iron
for 10 to 15 years.
It only requires 4 gallons of this
celebrated paint and 3 gallons of
Linseed Oil at 60 cts per gallon, to
paint a moderate sized house.
If any defect exists in L. & M.
Paint,will repaint house for nothing.
Sold by The Arant Co. Drug Store,
The next regular teachers examina
tion will be held in the court house
from 10 a. m. to 5 p. m. on Friday
April 19. The dates for holding these
examinations have been changed, and
will hereafter be held on the third
Fridays in April and October.
The Reading Circle examination will
be sent direct to applicants during the
month of May.
S. P. HOLLADAY,
How to Remain Yong.
To continue young in health and
strength, do as Mrs. N. F. Rowan, Mc
Donough, Ga., did. She says: "Three
bottles of Electric Bitters cured me of
chronic liver and stomach trouble,
complicated with such an unhealthy
conditiori of the blood that my skin
turned red as fiannel. I am now prac
ically 20 years younger than before I
took Electric Bitters. I can now do all
my work with ease and assist in my
usband's Istore." Guaranteed at The
Arant Co. Drug Store. Price 50c.
Intimate Friend-Is your father go
ing to give you away? Prospective
Bride-I would like to see hila-Ex
Beau the The Kind You Have Always Bought
Citiman-What's the matter with all
ou Swamphurst fellows? You don't1
eem to like my friend Backlotz. Sub
>ubs-No; he's selfish. Citiman - Oh,
~ome now! Subbubs-That's what he
s. A barn near him caught fire the
ther night, and he put it out without
aiting for the rest of us members of
he Swamphurst IHose to reach the
eene.-Philadelphia Public Ledger.
Are you tired, fagged out, nervous,
eepless. feet mean~? Hollister's Rocky
fountain Tea strengthens the nerves,
ids digestion, brings refreshing sleep
5 cents, Tea or Tablets. Dr. W. E.
~rown & Co.
"That young woman is not intelli- t
ent, amiable or even decently courte
"Oh, but her father is worth a million
"Then I think she should be required
o display a notice to that effect."
Bearsthe ou Hre AwaysBought
OF THE CONDITION OF THE
BANK OF MANNING
Located at Mauuing, S. C.,
AT TitE tLUSE OF ULsINIsS
Loans and discounts........$139,108 66
Demand loans............... 59,197 17
Overdrafts............. .... 49 00
Bonds and stocks owned by
Banking house.............. 4,833 50
Furniture and fixtures...... 2.396 00
Other real estate........... ~831 51
Due from banks and bankers 35,438 04
Currency................... 5,344 00
Gold ....................... 200 00
Silver, nickels and pennies.. 1,488 40
Checks and Cash Items..... 2,301 31
Exchanges for the Clearing
H ouse.................... .........
Total...... ..............8251,187 59
Capital Stock Paid in ......$ 40,000 00
Surplus Fund............... 40,000 00
Undivided Profits, less Cur
rent Expenses and Taxes
Paid...................... 14,27: 03
Due to Banks and Bankers.. .........
Due Unpaid Dividends...... 100 00
Individual Deposits Subject
to Check . ............... 156,815 56
Savings Deposits........... .........
Demand Certificates....... . ........
Time Certificates .... . ........... .
Certified Checks............ .........
Cashier's Checks.......... .........
Due to Clearing House...... .........
Notes and Bills Rediscounted ........
Bills Payable............... ........
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, I
COUNTY oF CLARENDON. f
Before me came Joseph Sprott, Cash
ier of The Bank of Manning, who being
duly sworn, says that the above and
foregoing statement is a true condition
of said Bank, as shown by the books of
file in said bank.
Sworn to and subscribed before me,
this 26th day of March, 1907.
[L. S.] F. E. BARRON,
Notary Public for 'S. C.
W. E. BROwN,
J. W. MCLEOD,
S T A 'T E M EsN T
of the condition of the
Bank of Summerton
Located at Summerton, S. C.,
AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS
March 19, 1907.
Loans and discounts........$ 73,806 26
Demand Loans.............. 13,380 36
Overdrafts .......... ...... 464 39
Bonds and Stocks owned by
the Bank................. .........
Banking House............. 1,800 00
Furniture and Fixtures..... 1,480 82
Other real estate........... ........
Due from Banks and Bankers 6,1I4 14
Currency................... 660 00
Gold ..~..................... 75 00
Silver, Nickles and Pennies 534 06
Checks and Cash Items 83 72
Exchanges for the Clearing
H ouse ................. .........
Total.......... ........$98,398 75
Capital Stock Paid in...$ 25,000 00
Surplus Fund............. 7,000 00
Undivided Profits, less Cur
rent Expenses and Taxes
Paid ........... ........ 1,716 15
Due to Banks and Bankers.. .......
Due Unpaid Dividends.............
Individual Deposits Subject
to Check ............... 41,622 09
Savings Deposits.......... .......
Demand Certificates ....... .......
Time Certificates..........2,983 71
Certified Checks......... .........
Cashier's Checks.... ....- 76 80
Due to Clearing House...... .......
Notes and Bills Rediscounted........
Bills Payable......... .... 20,000 00
Total.............. ... $98,398 75
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY oF CLARLENDON.
Before me came John W. Lesesne,
Cashier, of Bank of Summnerton, who
being duly sworn, says that the above
and foregoing statement is a true con
dition of said Bank, as shown by the
books of file in said bank.
JNO. W. LESESNE,
Sworn to before me, this 23rd day of
[L. S.] RICHARD B. SMYTH,
Notary Public for S. C.
C. M. DAVIS,
T. S. ROGAN,
RICHARD B. SMYTH,
-of the condition of
Bank of Clarendon,
Located at Manning, S. C.,
at the close of business on
M~ARCH 19, 1907.
Lans and discounts........73,003 73
emand loans.............. 3,825 00
)verdrafts,................ 148 77
urniture and fixtures...... 1,438 53
ue from banks and bankers 9,373 70
urrency................. 1,749 00
101d....................... 90 00
silver, nickels and pennies 807 51
3heks and cash items. .. 963 98
Total............ .....891L400 22
sapital stock paid in... 25,000 00
individed profits, less cur
rent expenses and taxes
paid....... ............. 7,334 78
ndividual deposits subject to
check.................. 59.065 44
avings deposits......... ........
~otes and bills rediscounted ....
ills payable............ ........
Total......... ........ $91,400 22
TATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, r
COUSTY or CLA&RENDON. i
Before me came J. T. Stukes, Cash
r of Bank of Clarendon, who being
uly sworn, says that the above and
>egoing statement is a true condition
f said bank, as shown by the books of
le in said bank.
.1. T. STUKES.
Sworn to and subscribed before me.
iis 26th day of March, 1907.
IL I. BAGNAL.
Notary Public for S. C.
J. A. WEINBERG,
FRANK P. ERVIN,
S. A. RIGBY,
[odeD Dyspepsia Cure
Digests what you eat.
~ennedy's Laxative Honey and Tar
res all Coughs, and expels Colds from
me system bY e nty movinn the bowels.
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BANK or UMRETO.
DEPOSIT YOUR SAVINGS WHERE THfEY
WILL EARN SOMETHlING FOR YOU
On April the 1st we propose to open in con
nection with the BANK OF SUMMERTON, a
We will pay interest at the Rate of four per Cent
per annum, compounding the same quarterly.
4 Per Cent. Compound Interest
has earned more millions than speculation
this rate, money doubles itself in seventeen year
and eight months---$1,ooo,oo becomes $2,ooodo
with no effort on your part, and your money is
absolutely safe at all times.
We offer the following resources of the BAK
OF SUMMERTON, as protection to depositors:
CAPITAL FULLY PAID IN..........$25,000.0
SURPLUS and UNDIVIDED
PROFITS.. .................................... $8,000.00
ITY ........ ................. ................. $25,000.00
In addition all officers of the Bank are fully
bonded, and a full line of Burglar and Fire In
YOU CAN BANK BY MAIL.
You need not call in person to deposit with
us, send us your deposit by mail, and we will
acknowledge same by return mail and send you
I' Officers of the Bank of Summerton.
IRICHARD B. SMYTH,
C. M. DAVIS,
JOHN W. LESESNEr