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A PLACE ON THE BENCH At STAKE.
In an editorial article elsewhere re
produced. THF. .NNN TIES de
clares that. -it has it from several
sources that the friends of the Hon.
T. '. Cothran. of Greenville, are mak
ing a very energetic campaign to de
feat the Hon. Eugene B. Gary. -\sso
elate Justice, for re-election." This is
imoortant- if true, though we fancY
that the endeavor is to elect _Mr.
Cotbran rather than to defeat Mr.
The News and Courier has said more
than once in the past that judges,
whether of the circuit or supreme
bench, should not be defeated except
for cause. In the early nineties when
so manv judges who had rendered dis
tnguisbed service to the State were
defeated because they were not mem
bers of Capt.B.R.Tillman's faction.The
News and Courier protested that the
judiciary of the State would be long in
recovering from the malignant blow
struel: at its independence. That the
judges be made to feel that they are
immune from the passing changes of
popular feeling is of the highest im
portacce if we are to expect the laws
to be expounded without prejudice or
bias. Of such a change in feeling the
late Hon. Samuel McGowan was the
victim and Associate Justice Eugene
B. Gary the beneficiary. Whatever
may be 'Mr. Gary's political fate, he
will be estopped from complaining. To
accept defeat would be to swallow his
own medicine. Happily, though, the
violent rancor or seltishness which
moved the Legislatures fifteen years
ago rapidly passed; the late Chief Jus
tice 'McIver was spared expulsion from
office, and later a lawyer never identi
fied with the Tillman faction, was add
ed to the supreme bench. The general
result of re-election in later years has
been the steady improvement of the
entire judiciary system of the State
though one or two circuit judges have
In our opinion, the supplantinz of a
second-rate judga by a lawyer who
towers head and shoulders above him is
not worth the shock that the whole
system feels from the former's defeat:
and this, of course, we remark without
reference to the brewing contest be
tweet: Mr.-Gary and "Mr. Cothran: we
are discussing principles, not indulg
ing ,-dorus comparisons. We are sure
that to defeat any judge on the ground
tha'. he consented to oppose and defeat
an iccumbent fifteen years ago would
be to reopen and inflame the wound
*dealt the judiciary in those years.
Th is sentiment of our M1anning con
temporary. we particularly endorse:
"Unless it can be shown that Judge
Eugene B. Gary is not qualified either
by reason of incompetency, non-attend
ance to his duties, or dishonestty, he
should not be displaced simply to give
some other lawyer a high position.'
Moreover, if there are charges agains1
Judge Gai-y or any other Judge (cer'
tainly we are prepared to make or hm1i
none',) they should be brought forwarc
affirmativeiy and candidly so that they
might be met squarely and disposed of.
If a judge is to be defeated, it is besi
for the State and the people to know~
the reason why, and that the issue 'be
fought out" so that .vhisperings in leg
islative lobbies and committee rooms
shall have no part in affecting the re
sult. This sort of a fight would be un
pleasant, but it would be better than a
sulking fight,-one that would not be
conducted by the friends of T, P. Coth.
ran with his approval.
Finally, if Judge Gary should be de
feated he would have to thank for il
such tactics on the part of his friends
as are illustrated in the insinuation o:
/THE MfANNING TIES that railroad!
and corporations are at the back o;
M~r. Cothran's candidacy. It happens
that M1r. Cothran's reputation as at
honest lawyer, and a gentleman of con
spicuously pure and upright conduct.
is so well entrenched in the minds 0:
legislators that tho suggestion tbat he
woul:2 be biased as a judge to favor
corporation. however loyal to it he may
have been when it was his client, will
be snurned as beneath contempt.
There are few lawyers in this State o1
attainments fitting them for the bench
who have not had corporations for
clients.-News and Courier.
We do not think our editorial
relating to the attempt being
made to defeat the re-election of
Judge E. B. Gary warrants the
News and Courier in raking up
what took place "in the early
nineties when so many judges who
had rendered distinguished ser
vice to the State were defeated
because they were not members
of Capt. B. R. Tillman's faction";
conditions are not the same at
all. The entire Stt is at peace,
there are no factions now, and
we are glad of it. "In the early
nineties," the period which the
News and Courier would with
"Remember the Maine" tactics
remind the general assembly,
now lMrgely made up of the for
mer conservative faction, there
had just been a political revolu
tion in the State;people were ex
cited and lost their heads, many
through implicit faith followed
blindly and were misled, things
wore done then that in the cool
*ing time was regretted, it was a
mistake which all wish to forget:
that this is true, look at the bench
of the State to-day and see how
many of the former conservatives
are there, the last two governors
-belonged to the conservative fac
tion,and,from every county in the
State that faction is represented
on the delegations in the general
assemably: therefore we say, it is
wrong to blow up the dead em
bers by recalling them, even if
such intention is disclaimed.
The main thing however that
we desire to reply to is the last
paragraph of the News and Cou
rier's comment where it regards
our reference to Hon. T. P. Coth
ran's connection with the South
ern Railroad as an insinuation
" the t railroads and corporations
are at the back of Mr-. C]othran's
There was nothing in outr ed
itorial intended to c-reate thle imf
lawyer, a gentleman of conspic
uously pure and upright conduct"
nor do we intend to imitate that
"he could be biased as a judge
to favor a corporation," but we
do say that Hon. T. P. Cothran
like other gentleman "of con
spicuously pure and upright con
Iduct" who are largely influenced
by their training, and, as Mr.
Cothran was born and reared in
the services of the Southern Rail -
road, it it but natural for him to
see the frequent injustice done
by juries in the many damage
suits against that corporation.
The News and Courier's comment
contains several punches in the
back; for instance, it says: -In
our opinion the supplanting of a
second rate judge by a lawyer
who towers head and shoulders
above him is not worth the shock
that the whole system feels .from
the former's defeat: ancd this of
course. without reference to the
brewing contest between Mr. Ga
ry and Nir. Cothran."If there was
no reference'"to the brewing con
test between Mr. Gary and Mr.
Cothran" in the insinuation that
Coth ran is "a lawyer who towers
head and shoulders above" Gary,
why make the allusion at all?
We respect Mr. Cothran's ability
as a lawyer, but we do not ad
mit he is 6 more profound law
yer than Judge Gary.
The News and Courier's edi
torial which we reproduce above
in full, would not have factional
ism revived.yet, it takes out from
its closet without rhyme or rea
son an old political skeleton to
remind the legislators that in
"the brewing contest between
Mr. Gary and Mr. Cothren"that
"the late Hon. Samuel MzGowan
was the victim, and associate
Justice Eugene B. Gary the ben
eficiary" "of the malignant blow
struck" when "in the early nine
ties" Judge Samuel McGowan
an anti- Tillmanite was defeated
for re-election by Hon. Eugene
B. Gary a Tillmanite, but what
ever may be Mr. Gary's political
fate, he will be stopped from
complaining. To accept defeat
w-ould be to swallow his own
medicine," yet our Charleston
contemporary after throwing
the stick at the bee hive,runs off
and says" we are sure that to de
feat any judge on the ground
that he consented to oppose and
defeat an incumbent fifteen years
ago would he to reopen and in
flame the wound dealt" etc. If
this is realized by our contempo
rary andlit is surelof the result it
predicts. the more reason it is
why it should have left out from
its criticism of our editorial any
allusion to what is now ancient
history-the factional result of
fifteen years ago.
THE BEAUFORT SENATOR IS RIGHT
The interview in yesterday's
News and Courier with Senator
Neils Christensen of Beaufort
voices the views of a great many
who heretofore were opposed tc
local option. He does not favor
a change in the Carey-Cothrar
Act at this session of the general
assembly, nor do we, in fact, it
would, to pass a general prohi
bition bill at this session be bad
In the last primary the issue
was clear and distinct Local Op
tion or State Dispensary, thaere
were some wanted to inject the
prohibition issue but they were
discouraged by Prohibitionists,
and throughout the State the 1o:
cal option candidates were sup
ported by Prohibitionists. Loca:
option won the fight, and the
general assembly gave to the
people what was promised: now
to go back on their work by des
troying the Cary-Cothran Act,
or even changing the law so as tc
reverse the election burden would
be unfair also, especially whet
the voters of the State are to have
the opportunity of voting on the
prohibition issue so soon.
We are opposed to a general
prohibition law under present
conditions, and as we have time
and again said a prohibition law
without a healthy public senti
ment in its favor would retard
the cause of temperance rather
than- advance it, therefore we
think the general interests of the
State would be better served, by
enacting a law at the coming ses
sion of the legislature ordering a
general election to be held at the
usual time for general elections,
requiring the commissioners of
elections to provide a separate
box and tickets with the word
"County Dispensary, License
Prohibition" printed thereon and
giving each county the system
a majority of its voters signify
by their vote.
ThenL let the State Democratic
executive committee make a sim
ilar provision for the general
primary all candidates for office
pledged to abide the result, this
plan would insure a full exp res
sion of the people in the primary
and where a county has given an
expression in the primary against
the sale of liquor, let the legis
lature empower the sheriff to
immediately close the dispensary
and keep it closed until its re
opening shall be ordered by the
supreme court. The great com
plaint against the pr-esent law is
the keeping open of dispensaries
upon technical grounds, after a
majority vote has been declared
against it. The plan we suggest
would remedy this, and it would
also have the backing of the peo
le, under present conditions
the votes at these elections are
very light,and they really do not
give positive assurance that the
sentiment is expressed., hencein
such counties, in our judgment
prohibition must prove a failure.
Senator Latimer favors immi
rants from Italy, Germany,
Ireland, England and France,
plains of poor restuarants
Charleston. We wonder what
it can expect for a quarter?
The news of the elections held
yesterday in several States, in
dicate Republican gains. Ken
tucky has elected a Republican
State ticket for the first time mn
a number of years. Ton John
son. Democrat, won the mayor
ality of Cleveland over Congress
man Burton. The Cleveland
election was watched with inter
est all over the country. as the
defeat of Johnson would have
been regarded of national im
There is much agitation at this
time about repealing the lien
law, a law which came near be
ing repealed at the last session of
the general assembly, and prob
ably would have been wiped off
the statute books had those pro
fessing to want the lien law re
pealed acted with consistency.
To repeal the lien law, and per
mit the law to remain allowing a
mortgage of the growing crop,
strikes us as the sheerest non
sense. It is deception pure and
simple, it is complying with the
politicians view of public senti
ment, and at the same time keep
ing upon the statute books a law
which is virtually the same.
Repeal the lien law is a popular
political cry, it meets with the
approval and acclaim of the
masses, and therefore a majority
of the politicians favor it, but
when they are asked to repeal
with the lien law whcih has be
come so obnoxious, the section
permitting the mortgage of the
growing crop they halt and make
excuses. We contend that it is
a waste of time, and a triffling
with legislation to repeal section
3059 which provides for ad
vances, and not repeal section
3005 which provides for a mort
gage of the crop for one year.
If the advocates of repealing the
lien law are convinced that labor
conditions would be bettered,
and that the interests of agricul
ture generally would be enhanc
ed, then let them agree to make
invalid any law which allows a
lien or mortgage upon that
which has no existance at the
time the lien or mortgage is ex
ecuted. If this is not done,
then in our judgment, the simple
repeal of the lien law is a hum
There is more Catarrh in this section of the
country than all other diseases put together,
and until the last few years was supposed to be
incurable. For a great many years doctors pro
ncunced it a local disease. and prescribed local
remedies, and by constantly failing to cure with
local treatment. pronounced it incurable. Science
has proven catarrh to be a constitutional dis
ease. and therefore requires constitutional treat
F. J. Cheney & Co.. Toledo. Ohio. is the only
constitutional cure on the market. It IS' taken
inernal in does from 10drops to a tea.pon
surfaces of the system. They offer one hun
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Hall's Famil vPills are the best.
New Zion Dots.
Editor The Mananig Times:
Miss Bessie Corbett of Pax
ville is principal cof the same
school this session.
Miss Craven is principal of the
New Zion graded school.
Miss Lily McElveen of Lake
City and Miss Kelly of Lynch
burg are the teachers at the
Seloc school, and the trustees
deserve credit for the improve
ments they have made along
Drs. Hagood Wood and C. E.
Gamble attended the State fair.
Mr. R. P. Gibbons has gone to
take a course in vocal music at
Professor E. B. Gamble the
vocal music teachers has gone
to Augusta to study medicine.
The superintendent of educa
tion had better put on his lady
like smiles by the campaign next
summer, for I expect to make it
hot for the old coon.
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The Married vrans Sympathy.
When a married woman meets a par
ticularly attractive, busy, contented
spinster, she says plaintively: "Poor
Ada, or Virginia, or Emmeline! What
a pity that she never married!" She
cannot help it any more than she can
help the color of her hair. When
Frederick-fumbling dreadfully, by the
way-slipped the ring upon her finger,
he endowed her not only with all his
worldly goods, but also with an inerad
icable pity for those upon whose hand
the yellow band has never gleamed.
If he had taken to beating her the fol
lowing week, had developed an undue
appetite for drink the next month and
had deserted her t.e following year,
she would still hav4Plooked with pat
ronage upon me, unbeaten, unac
quainted. with intoxication, undeserted.
There Is no wife so unhappy, so neg
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not in her own opinion some one still
more pi::iable to whom to condescend,
and that is any unmarried woman, no
matter how busy, how cheerful, how
popular.-Anne O'Hagan In Harper's
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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of Clarendon.
COUJRT OF COMMON PLEAS.
Samnuel W. Griffin, Plaintiff
Joseph D. Griffin, Win. H1. Griffn, Rich
ard M. Griffin, Lawrence Griffn.
David Levi and Abe Levi, as Exe
cutors and Trustees of the last Will
and Testament of Moses Levi, de
UNDER AND BY VIRTUE OF A
Judgment Order of the Court of Comn
mon Pleas, in the above stated action
to me directed, bearing date of Octobei
1st, 19K17, I will sell at public auction,
to the highest bidder at Clar
endon Court House, at Manning, ir
said county, within the legal hours foi
judicial sales, on Monday, the 2nd day
of December, 1907, being salesday, the
floigdescribed real estate:
"All that piece, parcel or tract o
land lying, being and situated in the
County of Clarendon and State afore
said containing eighty six and one-hal
(86i) acres, and bounded on the norti
by tract of land allotted by commission
ers to S. W. Griffin; east by Jack'
Creek; south by lands of Mrs. R. H
Belser, and lands of Holladay, an<
west by Public Road and lands of H
R. Richardson, it being the southeri
portion of the estate of John Griffa de
ceased. See plat thereof made by E
J. Browne, surveyor, dated Decembel
10th 19106, under direction of the comn
missioners in the partition case of Sam
uel W. Griffin vs Jos. D. Griffn, et al
Terms of sale: One half cash, balance
payable in one year with interest fr-on
date of sale at seven per cent per an
num to be secured by bond of the pur
chaser and mortgage of the premises
sold, with the privilege of the purcha
ser paying all cash."
Purchaser to pay for papers.
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