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MANNING. S. C., OCT. 2, 1907.
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THE POLITICAL AGITATION.
Already signs are appearing
upon the political horizon which
indicates the trend of the issues
which will be forced by the pol
iticians of this State. There is
hardly a week but that first one
politician then another will come
out in the public prints to give
expression of what is to come,
and so far, in evrey instance
these grea makeis of sentiment
truckle to what they imagine
will be the will of the majority.
and are loud in their advocacy
Discerning readers will note
that very few of the original
and conscientious Prohibitionists
are airing their views at this
time, it is an element that foist
ed upon this State, a system of
liquor control which was so con
ducted as to bring the blush of
shame to the cheeks of good
citizens. These latter day con
verts to prohibition would have
the Prohibitionists forget the
past, but will they do it? It is
our judgment if the Prohibition
ists are sincere, and want to fol
low the lead of Georgia, they
will give these latter day saints
a wide berth to prevent any lia
bility of being sold out or trick
ed, as their past experience
should teach them. The major
ity vote cast when the issue was
made between Prohibition and
Anti-Prohibition, was in favor
of Prohibition, was Prohibition
given? No. Did not Tillman,
and those who were nominated
by the Democratic party, sign
a pledge they would abide the
result of the primary? They did
not keep their pledge then, and
there is no reason to trust them
again, and although opposed to
a prohibitory law, as long as
the federal government with
- holds from a State the right to
keep liquor out, we are opposed
to deception, and caution sincere
Prohibitionists against harbor
ing in their ranks these newly
converted, whose advocacy of
prohibition now, is to avenge
the death of the State dispensary.
It might be interestinge to
know the status of the St as of
the Union with regard to lhquor
legislation. A compilation made
by a reporter for the Columbia
Record shows only three States
that have prohibition, although
twenty-tive States have tried it,
and all but three abandoned it
as a bad job.
Alabama-Local option; majority of
the counties dry.
'Alaska-Prohibition under acts of
Arkansas--Local option: sixty out of
seventy-five couuties dry.
California-Local option: four dry
Connecticut-Local option;; 96 no li
cense t-> 72 license towns.
Dela;;are-License by courts; six dry
towns: no-license election November
District of Columbia-License by ex
cise board on the written consent of the
majority of the owners of real estate,
and the~ rresidents on the front of the
square on which the saloon is to be lo
cated, and of the owners of real estate
and of the residents of the confronting
side of the opposite sbuare.
Florida-Local option; 32 counties out
of 45 dry.
Georgia-Prohibition after January
Idaho-License by authorities: Sun
day law passed in 1905.
Illinois-Local option- two dry coun
Indiana-License by county commis
ioner; three dry counties: 710 dry town
ships out of 1,01.
Iowa-License by petition of voters;
65 out of 99 counties dry.
Kentucky-License by majority of
voters; 97 out of 110 counties dry.
Louisiana-State and local license:
orders may not be solicited or received
in dry territory.
Maryland -Local option: 10 out of 23
Massachusetts-Local option; fee not
less than $1,000; number limited, one to
one thousand inhabitants; in Boston,
one to five hundred: 250 dry towns.
Michigan-Local option; few dry
Minnesota-License fee, with village
local option; 123 dry municipalities.
Mississippi-Local option: 68 out .of
115 counties dry.
Nebraska-Local option: 400 dry and
6M' wet towns.
Nevada-License by county comimis
New Hampshire-License by county
New Jersey-Local option.
New Mexico--License by county comn
New~ York-Local option in towns;
300 dr-v towns.
North Carolina-Limited local option.
Ohio-Local option; license, $1,000:
60 qet cent of municipalities dry.
Oklahoma-Voted on Sep' :nber 17
for a state constitution, ond for a prohi
bition. The part of Oklahoma former
ly in the Indian Ter-ritory has had pro
hibition far twenty-one years.
Or-egon-Local option. Twelv-e coun
Pennsylvania-License under contrcl
Rhode Island-Local option: 16; dr-y
municipalities out of 38.
South Carolina-Passed Carev-Coth
ran law-limited local optioK-'Febu
South Dakota-License by local ar
thorities: some sections dry.
Tennessee-License issued by ioe.1
author-ities: saloons excluded frora all
but three mnunicinalities in the state.
Texas-License issued by county
clerk: much of the state ar-' by- local
Utah- License g-rnted by local aui
all i.Ut twenty-four inunicipAlities dry.
Virginia-Control of local courts; lo
cal option proyided for.
Washington-License issued by local
West, irinia-License by cour-s
and local authorities: 30 counties out of
Wisconsin-Locai option: ;50 dry coi
Wyoming-Lic-nse it-,ued by local
ARE GOOD ROADS WANTED?
T is not usual to comment on
the presentments of grand juries
but as a matter of justice to the
Representatives from this county
we think it proper to give ex
pression to our views on thej'
recent recommendation relating
to the providing of a two Imiill
tax for road purposes. Our ob
servation is that grand juries
are prone to Iecomulend the
levying of more taxe but when
it comes to the test the grand
jurors themselves are round to
be most clamorous against higher
taxatiOn. We well remUber
wheu the grand jury recommend
ed the building of a new court
house, and they were highly
complimented by the presiding
Judge for their progressive
spirit. but when a Representa
tiye about to assume charge of
his duties called a mass meeting
to get an expression from the
taxpayers, he discovered some
ot the very grand jurors who
had recommended a new court
house at the meeting, opposing
and voting against bonding the
county for the purpose. Of
course, the Representative was
honor bound after calling the
meeting to abide its result, and
did nothing towards carrying out
the hypocritical recommendation
of the grand jury.
Now here comes another grand
jury with a recomm-ndation for
good roads, but they put into
their recommendation an impos
sibleiprovision. They say: "We
also beg to call the a-ttention of
our Senator and Representatives
to the insufficient fund that is
now available for road working
purposes, and in our judgment
it would be wise for them to en
deavor to pass an Act levying
a two mill property tax in* ad
dirion to tlie present commuta
tion tax and the proceeds from
the fund so raised be expended
in each township in proportion
to its taxable property." In the
first place, the Representatives
will not comply with such a
recommendation, because it is
not right, and in the second
place, there is grave doubt that
such a distribution of public
funds secured by a tax levy
would be constitutional. If the
grand jury favored an extrA two
mills tax for road purposes they
should have said so without
hampering the proposition with
obstruction. To levy a tax for
such a purpose and only use the
money raised in the townships
collected wouldugive one town
ship more money than is needed,
and a poorer township not en
ough. Manning township, with
its large property valuation, rail
road, mills, stores, banks. and
other large taxpaying proper
ties, would raise a good sum to
fix its roads, but Mt. Zion, ad
oining, not having these tax
producing properties, would be
helpless, but nevertheless in as
great or greater need of good
roads than Manning: the New
Zion people are equally interest
ed in the county and its interests.
and as much entitled to the ben
eits derived from taxation.
We believe in good roads, and
favor taxation for such purpo
ses. but we are unalterably op
posed to the levying of any tax
which does not provide for a
general benefit. If the people
of Clarendon want two, four, or
five mills fo-r their public roads
they can get it. but it must not
have any selfish or dog-in-the
will be an opportunity given to
the taxpayers to express them
selves with regard to good roads
and other improvements at a
public meeting in December, and
at this meeting those who favor
improvements as well as those
who do not should be present to
give their candid views so that
the Representatives will know
just what action to take.
,Deafness Cannot be Cured
by localapplications, as they cannot reach the
diseased portion of the ear. There is only one
way to cure deafness, and that is by constitu
tional remedies. Deafness is caused by an in
laed condition of the mucous 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
:he result, and unless the inflammation can be
taken out and this tube restored to its normal
condition.hearing will be destroyed forever: nine
ases out of ten are caused by catarr-h. which is
nothing but an inflamed condition of the mu
we will give One Hundred Dollars for any
case of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that can
not be cured by Hairs Catarrh Cure. Send for
F. J. CHENEY & CO.. Toledo, 0.
Sold by drurgists. 75c.
Hars Family Fills are the best.
We said in our last issue that
Senator Latimer left enough
room in his interview to side
step and we hit the nail on the
head, because in his Greenville
speech he does not seem to be so
much opposed to immigration af
ter all, perhaps he fitted his
speech to suit the town, and he
has another for the countr-y.
The manner in winch Judge
Prince conducts the courts is
admired by those who visit the
court house. He is counteous to
the members of the bar, at the
same time be requires them to
not forget that he is presiding,
and he will not permit any un
necessary delays. To the Jurors
and witnesses he is very consid
erate, but he has impressed upon
them the court is in session for
business, and they are prompt in
their attendance, and the busi
nes is facilitated gr-eatly.
J.n~' C. Otts, ono of the
-elected leaders in the Carey
Cthranl law iight. is out in the
news;papers avoring prolibitiol,
v a local option string tied to
it. Senator Otts wants to pass a
(enecral prohibition law, but per
inittingw counties wishing liquor
sold to 'have an election and
thereby vote upon themselves
a liquor selling system. This is
110 new proposition. Gen. G.
Duncan Belli ehnger coniceived the
-idea sometieic ago. and Senator
Otts has simply jumped upon
the 1cllinger platform. But it
m atters not who conceived such
ai idea, what is the use of turn
ing- and twisting this liquor
;question. The law which the
Oberokee Senator was conspic
uous in making is good enough
as it stands. It allows people
to vote liquor out if the law is
complied with, and what more
could be done if the matter was
reversed. Senator 'Otts refers
to the trouble the people who
voted out the dispensary in
Chesterfield are having. He
ought to know how this is, be
ing a lawyer he knows full well
that it is the lawyers, for a fee,
that is keeping Chesterfield from
getting rid of the dispensary,
and we have no doubt that had
the dispensaryites of Chester
tield retained Lawyer Otts he
would have worked as faithfully
to thwart the wishes cf the ma
jority as are the dispensary law
vers doing now. T'he Carey
Cothran law may need a few
screws tightened. but we see no
need for another revolution in
liauor control legislation at this
tine. If the prohibitionists will
persist in throttling local self
government, then let them pass
a general prohibitory law with
out any compromises whatever.
It is a waste of time to pass a
general prohibition law with a
provision that communities can
vote liquor in if they want to,
when we have a law already on
the Statute books, giving the
right to vote the traffic out. It
looks to us as if some would
triffle with legislation.
The way to get rid of a cold, whether
it be a "bad cold" or just a little one,
is to get it out of your system through
the bowels. Nearly all Cough Cures,
especially those that contain opiates
are constipating, Kennedy's Laxative
Couah Syrup contains no opiate and
acts gently on the bowels. Pleasant to
take. Sold by Dr. W. E. Brown & Co.
The Cotton Condition in the West.
Special to The Manning Times:
You have asked me to give
your readers some facts of my ob
servation in the west. I left my
home in Summerton on the 18th
of March last. I went by the
of Greenvile, Atlanta, Mobile,
New Orleans and San Antonio,
Texas. I reached San Marcas,
Texas. on the 2nd day of April.
I made this place my headquart
ers. At this time and place cot
ton was being chopped out a few
days after this, the heavy rains
and cold weather came, and this
continued until the middle of
June. The result of this bad
weather the farmers had to plant
and replant from three to five
times all over the State of Texas.
Arkansas, and Indiani Territory,
and Oklahoma. The effect of
this was that much land intended
for cotton was not planted on the
account of the scarcity of seed
and lateness of season. That
which was planted was in
the grass. The first calamity
which came to this late crop was
the boll worm, which was worse
than had ever been known in
that country. Second calamity
was the boll weevil, which was
more numerous than ever, on ac
count of the mildness of the win
Then the draught which com
menced first of July and went in
to September when I left. and
was there when I left. The re
sult of all this-One man who
planted, last year, 173 acres and
gathered nearly 200 bales, this
year he got all that was made,
and that would be made this year
he got only four bales on the
same laud. Another man - who
made over 400 bales, last year',
or the same land, has gathered
and will gather between 40 and
50 h-ales. A gentleman went in
to Texas last year, saw the won
derful crop Texas made, bought
a farm of 1,000 acres planted all
in cotton against the protest of
his neighbors, and this year he
will get only about 50 bales. A
gentleman who is perfectly trust
worthy and conservative in his
statement, said to me-"You
have no conception of the con
dition of things to this country,"
"There are hundreds and hun
dreds and hundreds of acres of
fine looking cotton, that the own
ers, will not attempt go pick."
"Why said1?:" Because there is
not enough cotton in the field to
pay for its crapping." You may
say that these are extreme cases.
Grant it. But I have made in
quiry from every section of the
State, and the answer has been
universal except from one county
Williamson. EWe are making
a bale on from eight to fifteen a
cres," when last year thley made
a bale on one and a half acres.
This is true not only in Texas
but ill Arkansas and Indian Ter-I
ritorv as well as Oklahoma.
Between tile middle and last of
June. I did not notice the
date I saw an article in the Aus
till Statesman over a half: column
long to this etfect. Tile crops
in Texas are as good or better
than last year. At that time,
some of t -e cotton was chopped
out and plowed once, some was
chopped out without plowing,
and some was just coming up
I saw these crops imyself. II
called several far-mers attention
to the article. They replied in
this way. Our corn this year is
a great deal better and more
tha la yer. The cotton last
not half so good. At that time,
last the cotton was half this high.
So the farmers of Clarendon, I
would beg you to hold your cot.
ton if you want your price. 1
learned another jack. The far
mers Union is all over Texas,
Oklahoma, Arkansas, Miss*ssippi
Alabama, and Georgia, and they
have built more houses all over
these States and their organiza
tion bas set the minimum at 15
cents and I was told that they
are so clearly organized that you
can not get a bale for less than
15 cents. So I am going to hold
my cotton for 15 cents or as
long as I can hod it.
R. A. SUBLETTE.
Alice-Pimiples and other blotches
ate supposed to be caused by an acid
stomach. A simple remedy and one
that gives you a fresh blooming com
plexion 'is Hollisters Rocky Mountain
Tea. 35 cents, Tea or Tablets. Dr. W.
E. Brown & Co.
Tiliman for Vice-President (Hic).
Editor The Manriur Times:
Though an off t- etion year
anyone can by scanniag the
political skies, decern now andl
then a political speck in the ex
pressions politically of some
men in regard to the fitness of
men who is occasionally spoken
of as the standard bearer of the
democratic party in the Presi
dential contest in 1907.
As well as our perceptions
guide us along this line William
Jennings Bryan is a going to be
the nominee in spite of, now and
then. the clamor of few so-called
democrats who is seeking every
little pretext to land their
treacherous carcases iuto the
ranks of the imfamous Republi
can party, a party whose record
for the past forty years and
more has been a record only of
political corruption, devilment
It is indeed sickening to hear
this and that so called prominent
democrat given vent to his polit
ical feelings by saying if Mr.
Bryan is nominated they will
vote for a Republican. Would
to heaven that all such men
would with bag and baggage go to
the Republican party for if they
only 'would, then would the
grand old Democratic party
be shorn of its scum and dross
and would stand before the
world as the purest of political
It is our opinion that no dem
ocratic nominee it matters not
who he is can be elected in the
coming Presidential election,
but we believe Mr. Bryan can
come as near to being elected as
any other man that - could be
placed in nomination by the
democratic party. Mr. Bryan
has been by some called a Popu
list, but I will remind every one
that he is a friend to the South
ern people and to their customs.
and this reason if no other,
should go a long ways with
What was the case in the last
presidential election ,vith Judge
Altoi B. Parker? Judge Parker
wa~s no Populist, but at the same
time he was politically octra
cised by democrats who went
over to Roosevelt in shoals.
A. good democrat would vote
for "old nick" if he was the
nominee of the democratic party
instead of voting for an unprin
:t will be recalled that in 1900
Mr. Bryan ran many thousands
of votes ahead of his vote in
1896 while Mr. McKinley at the
same time ran many thousands
behind his vote of 1896.
Mr. Bryan's idea of govern
mental control of railroads need
not deter any good democrat
from voting for him for we meet
often with men that we know is
good democrats who hold to the
We hope that South Carolina
will to a man rally to the stan
dard bearer of the democratic
party in the coming Presidential
contest it matters not who the
nominee may be and vote for
him. If it was left to us to name
the nominees and elect the men,
we would for president select
W. J. Bryan, and for vice presi
dent select B. R. Tillman and in
so) doing we are satified that our
'next administration would be an
administration of purity and that
this government of these United
States of America would be a
model government that would
reflect o'n its people a credit and
not by the nations of the earth
GEO. R. JONES.
Davis Station, Sept. 28th, 1907.
Prevents and cures constipation,
stmach and kidney trouble. Makes
digestion easy. That's what Hlollister's
Rocky Mountain Tea does. 35 cents.
Tea or Tablets. Dr. W. E. Brown &
New Zion Dots.
Editor The Manning Timnes:
Miss Minnie Turbeville visited
our town last Friday evening.
The road I refered to in my
former letter is to run from Sar
dinia. crossing the New Zion
road, on across Beard's siding
The passenger train on the
Alderman railroad has been de
taned bn wrecks this week.
The blooming rose is beautiful,
But the blushing bride more dutiful,
All the crimson tints you like to see
By taking Rocky Mountain Tea.
Dr. W. E. Brown & Co.
The next regular teachers examina
tion will be held in the court house at
Mianning, from 9 a.m. to 4 p. m.-, Fri
day. October 18th.
Teachers are requir-ed to register
certificates in the office of the County
Spt. of Education before they can be
paid from the public school fund.
S. P. HIOLLADAY,
H -D I
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