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Columbia. Febuary 17, 1908. i
One more week and it will be
all over so far as the session of
the General Assembly for 190S is
concerned, but the coming week
means much for those who have
mee sures of importance for their
hon:e constituents, for instance
I have upon the House Calendar
three bills that mean a great
dea' to local interests. The bill
to v-ilidate the election in school
dist-ictdNo. 9 means that should
it fail it may cause a year's delay
in building our school house,
then I have a bill creating a bond
issue to pay off back indebted
ness, this was done without any
increase in the tax levy. Here
tofore Clarendon has had a one
half mill levy for public roads,
I have taken away the one-nalf
mill for roads and placed this
one-half mill to pay off the in
terest on bonds and create a
sinking fund. Now if this bill
should for any reason fail it will
out us in bad shape. I have
made several trips over to the
House looking after these meas
ures and all other measures I am
interested in, and find things in
a very congested condition. Mr.
Dingle aided by Messrs. Scar
borough and Woods, is watching
a chance to bring forward all of
Clarendon's bill, and he hopes to
get them up in this mornings
session, if he succeeds there
will be no trouble about their
Mr. Scarborough's bill for the
additional bond for Summerton
school district is through and
has been ratified and approved
by the Governor. Mr. Scar
borough stayed by his bill until
he got it through and it is the
only way to succeed up here.
Dr. P. M. Salley of Pinewood
and Mr. Jos. R. Griffin came up
Friday to look after the bill to
consolidate school districts 1 and
25, and they were gratified to
find the bill was already rati
fled and in the hands of His Ex
cellency the Governor. I accom
panied them to the executive
office, and we had the pleasure
of witnessing South Carolina's
Chief Magistrate affix his official
signature to the Act which con
solidates school districts 1 and
25 in Clarendon county to be
hereafter known as school dis
trict No. 1. I predict there will
soorn be a movement in Pine
wood for a first class school
building and if I am correct, I
hope legislation just completed
is the preliminary step.
Ti:e lien law repeal has creat
ed the hardest fight of the ses
sion. and it appeared to me at
times~ that some of those who
were professing to want the lien
law z-epealed were not as sincere
as they would like for their con
stituents to think. I am not say
ing this to give cause for some
Senator to rise to a question of
of p-ersonal privilege; that racket
bas run itself out I hope, but I
base my opinion upon the fact
that when the proposition was
made to wipe out the mortgage
clause the very fellows who
were loudest in demanding the
repeal of section 3059 kicked like
steers with scalding water thrown
on their backs, they would not
listen to it. It will be remember
ed that at a mass meeting held
in the court house I expressed it
as my opinion that the repeal of
the jien law would not give the
relief they expected, but it
would ultimately prove a bles
sing to the merchant and a bur
den to the landlord. However
this mnass meeting adopted a res
olution instructing the delega
tion to vote for the repeal of the
statutes which permitted the
mortgaging of a crop before it
was up and growing. I was
pledged by the action of that
mass meeting and therefore put
my own judgment aside to carry
out my instructions. In my re
marks to the Senate I told them
how I was situated, and unless
they were willhng to repeal the
whole lien scheme, it was hy
pocrisy to repeal section 3059 as
that would only be giving the
people a shadow when they were
clamoring for substance. I made
several efforts to get my amend
ment adopted but the pretending
lien-law repealers would not con
sent tinally my amendment was
tabled in order to take up the
Hvdrick bill from the House was
in all particulars like my own
amendment: this too was killed.
the debate was adjourned over.
and the next morning Senator
Rogers of Marlboro introduced
another amendment looking to
the repeal of the mortgage
clause. this time it fell a tie vote
and the President killed the
ame-.! ment. then when it was
seen :hocre was no intention of
giv-ing the people what they
wVere ~clamoring for. and the
desire being to only give them
the repeal of a measure which
long ::go has become obsolete
beca1 se of its being useless, we
determ:ined to put these fellows
on vrcordannd send them bar-k
home to explain, but we would
not let them go at that, instead,
we gave them one more chance,
upon the principle that "while
the lamp holds out to burn, the
vilest sinner may return," and
we agreed to reconsider te tuo
tion which killed the repeal, bul
it did no good, they were no1
willing to go so far, they only
wanted to nip the little white
spot on the dog's tail, and no1
cut off the entire tail. Therefore
the law remains as it was, anc
now the issue will be made ir
the campaign by some politiciar
wanting to be governor. It is
already hinted that Capt. Juhr
Richards will run on the platforn
of Prohibition, and the Repeal
of the Lien Law. Both plat
forms are all right to make im
practical appeals upon, and may
be very popular with the mass
es. I know prohibition is, anc
believe it has so grown in popu
larity that if the issue is made
Charleston will go for prohibi
tion, and so will Columbia. The
loudest prohibitionists in eithei
of these two cities are men wh<
have been selling libuor all o:
their lives, they now say they
want prohibition and will vote
It my last letter I intended t<
correct a wrong impression madE
throughout the State by th<
resolutions offered by Senato:
Smith of Hampton to have m<
brought before the Bar of th
Senate. It was natural for peo
ple to think the man who ir.
troduced the resolation was ar
rayed against me, but such i:
not - the case. Senator Smiti
and myself are friends, an<
without consulting me or givins
me any idea of his purpose h<
introduced the resolution in or
der that I may have an apportu
nity to make a clear statement
He thought probably the state
ment I made in the mornins
when I was taken by surpris
was under excitement and if :
had time to think it over I coul
make my position stronger. This
was his sole reason. Had an'
effort been made to institute ex
pulsion proceedings S e n a t 0:
Smith would have been one o
my strongest defenders.
I am receiving commendator:
letters every day, and the pres:
of the whole State as well a.
some without the State has en
dorsed my position. I herewitl
give to THE TiIEs readers onl:
a tew extracts. I haven't thi
space to spare for all of them.
The chief objection to Senator Ap
pelt's editorial on the subject of the
dispensary - graft - attorney - senator
seems to have been its truthful ex
posure of actual conditions. Mr. Appel
merrly put in black and white wha
hundreds have been freely saying fo
sometime and what a majority of th
people believe. The very sensitiv4
senators whose angry passions were s
furiously aroused by Appelt's impiou
criticismn of their exercise of the priv
ilege of representing and accepting
pay from both parties to the case of th<
State vs the grafters: the indignan
senators, whose indignation was :arous
ed by criticism of their act, called Mr
Appelt all sorts of hard names, bu
succeeded only in making asinine
spectales of themselves and deceive<
no one. When all is said and done i
remains a fact that the member of th~
legislature wh is the hired representa
tive of any corporation or individua
ira a cause~ of action against the Statt
is not a proper person to vote on ques
tkns that affect the interests of th4
parties to the cause. Lawyers havt
done things and think they can con
tinue to do things for which other met
would be sent to the penitentiary, bu
public sentiment is gradually becom
ing unwilling to make such fine dis
tinctions between retaining fees an<
bribery, between attorney's commis
sions and graft. Not even a lawye:
can serve two masters honestly and th<
hullabaloo raised by the senators woul<
have been amusing did it not involve
so serious a matter-the integrity an<
purity of our .law-makers.-Watchmai
From the fearless way Senator Ap
pelt stuck by the editorial that calle<
forth such heated debate in State sen
ate chamber last Friday, we should sa:
he is the able editor of the Manl:
Those senators who are paid attor
neys for liquor houses and allege<
grafters, are making mighty bad re
cords in the present session of the leg
islature by opposing every measur<
that may be introduced with a view ti
investigating dispensary crookedn~es
or prosecuting alleged grafting ofiicials
As we suggested a few days ago, it ap
nears that their position is almost:
scandal, and the people of the Stata
are beginninsr to realize the shame o
it all. To place ourselves in the posi
tion of constituents of such senators
would we not be embarrassed and in
dignant if we knew our representativ<
in the senate was a paid attorney fo
liquor firms and men under indictmen
for defrauding the state, and that hi
course in that body seemed to indicat<
that he was looking after the interest
of his clients rather than representin:
his people? Do not believe Spartanburg
would submit to such a state of affairs
The Gatiney Ledger commentini
upon this situation, says:
"Senator Appelt, of Clarendon. ha
created a tempest in the state senatm
by writing an editorial in his paper i1
which he criticized certain senator:
for representing certain whiske;
houses in their efforts to colleet bill
against the state for liquor sold to thi
dispensary. Mr. Appelt furthe
charges those certain senators witi
throwing obstacles in the way of the at
torney general in his endeavor to savy
the state from paying illegal claims. I
Senator Appelt's charges are founde<
on fact. then these senators should ba
investigated, and if y inVestigated, an<
if guilty they should be kicked out o
the senate. If none of them are guilt;
the senator's editorial does not apply
and a great fuss has been raised abou
nothinig. Certainly Senator Appelt, a
a newpaper editor, has the righit t<
criticize the state senate or any othe
servant of the people, especially if h<
has good ground for his criticism."
MIr. Appelt's "big stick" in the Sen
ate made the fur fly. The old saying
that "the hit dog is the one that hol
lers" was never more true than in thi
instance. The idea of a Senator boast
in over the fact that his clientagei
among the very class of people our lav
makers are trying to bring to justice
The expression of th Stt rs
may be likened to a ch:: I elpi
from the flees in the sre.bsi5!
that chorus to rot, the hosh!
to the fact that the ehicknbu
being raided * The newspaper:
em to think, either thnt. enam
Appelt was right in his strictures on
the Senators, or else they are standing
by him because he is a brother editor.
As they do not always stand by a
brother editor we must conclude that
the press of the State thiuk that he
was right in his strietures. --Florence
We hope Attorney General Lyon will
succeed in catching the rascals who
stole all that money from the State in
spite of the opposition of politicians
and liquor lawyers* * * Senator Ap
pelt stirred up a "hornet's nest" by
that editorial of his in THE MANNING
TIMES on the holding up of the house
resolution appropriatng $15,000 to the
attorney general for prosecuting the
grafters* * "Be sure your sins will
find you out" is well illustrated in the
case of the defunct State dispensary.
The investigation draws out more proof
of the rottenness every day and we
hope to see it go on until the thieves,
whoever they may be, are all caught
and punished.-Marlboro Democrat.
From the amount of "howl" that has
been heard it does look like Senator
Appelt's stick has hit a good many, the
camp has evidently has been set afire.
The advertisement to the world which
Saturdav's edition of The State makes
of the virtue in our legislative halls is
not one to make tie breast of the aver
age South Carolinian swell with pride.
The spectacle of one of our senators
using the columns of his paper for plac
ing before his people the situation,
pleading before their support in the
fight for betterment in the moral
status of our time, and the outburst
that comes from some of our law-mak
ers, is heartrending. Has the time
come when each of us must go about
like the sandwich man, with a label in
front and one in the rear? Is it possible
that zo many of those to whom the citi
zens of the State of Southi Carolina
have done honor, have allowed them
selves to become so entangled by cir
cumstances which look suspicious that
they must cry out for vindication be
'ore they are caled into the court of
the people to answer charges? If such
is the case, the hour of shame has
come to our State. She who has furn
ished the world examples of brilliant
statesmen. men borned in ipurity, rear
ed in moral rectitude, schooled in cul
tured gentility. must hide her face.
It is an acknowledged fact, accepted
of all men, that no one is expected to
defend himself until he is attacked. In
the meantime it is his duty to lend a
helping hand to detect crime and bring
to the bar of justice those responsible
for breaches of the law. The same
rule will apply to each and every situa
tion in life, public as well as private.
The commission appointed to wind
up the affairs of the dispensary is, I
take it, for the purpose of collecting
the honest dues to the State, paying
the State's honest debts and to bring
to justice those who have despoiled the
State, in their transactions; the legis
lature is looked to to uphold the hands
of the attorney general at every stage
of the proceedings. Can they stand by
the attorney general and do their duty
by their clients, the liquor houses, at
the same time? No; no one can serve
God and mammon, and to the man who
is to form his opinion by wh- he reads
in the daily papers Is very apt to make
up his mind that there is a great deal
of rottenness in the place the State has
a right to expct a great deal of ability.
integrity and virtue. Has South Car
lina today got all of the last named
values that she has a right to have in
her legislative halls? Only a few have
answered to the swipe of the stick of
Clarendon's senator, and it is possible
that some of them have done so through
ill advice or sympathy of a kind. Verily
the dispensary has brought with it and
left with us its full quota of sin and
Clarendon has no reason to be
ashamed of her senator. My respects
to him; his example might be consid
ered seriously before it is esche wed.
A.. P. Aldrich in The State.
We were delighted at the way that
Senator Appelt of Glarendon stood to
his colors when assailed by certain
members of the Senate, because he
dared to criticise in an editorial to his
paper, THE MANNING .TDIEs, the acts
of some members of the Senate in rep
resenting liquor houses against the
State while serving as Senators for the
Mr. August Kohn, reporting it for
The News and Courier, said it was "'a
tempest in a teapot" and that some of
thonse who took exceptions at the arti
cle got mad arnd excited, but that
-"Senator Appelt was the coolest man
in the Senate" and refused to retract
or apologize for anything he had writ
Senator Appelt, is right and we ad
mire him but the more for the stand
he has taken.
As an editor he has the same right to
to criticise the acts of his fellow Sena
tors as to critse any other public
officer. Sam .Jones alw'ays said, "It's
the galled jade winces," or "-the hit
dog howls."-Bishopville Leader and
Mrs. Flaherty, who earns her living
and maintains two clean little rooms
in an uptown tenement by going out
to do washing and day's work. has
been a widow for many years, and en
tertains a strong prejudice against
marriage for any but the young. "'Tis
all right at that time o' life," she
maintains. "but not for old people with
gray hairs. Then 'tis onsuitable and
the height o' foolishness." Holding
these opinions as she does, It was a
severe shock to Mrs. Flaherty to learn
that one of her best customers, a
widow of threescore and ten, was
about to be married for the second
time. Almost tearfully she confided
her sentiments to another patron.
--Think of it: Her a-fixin' all them
fine clothes and takin' as much pride
in it as if she was to be a bride of
twenty instead of an old woman that'll
never see seventy again: Why," and
her voice dropped to an awed whis
per, "at her time o' life I believe 'tis
the ravin' c' death is on the woman!"
-New York Times.
A Scotch Excuse.
A canny Scot was brought before a
magistrate on the charge of being
drunk and disorderly. "What have
you to say for yourself, sir?" demanded
the magistrate. --You look like a r-e
spectable nman and ought to be asham
ed to staind the-re."
"I am verr-a sorry. sir, but I cam'
up in bad companly fr-a Glascow."
humbly replied the prisoner.
" What sort of company?
"-A lot of1 teetotalers:" was the star
"Do you mean to say teetotalers are
bad -ompany ?" thundered the magis
trate. "I think they are the best of
company. for- such as you."
"egin' yer pardon, sir." answvered
the prisoneirr. -yere wrong; fo" I had a
botule er wvhusky a' I had to drink it
all myself'"--IReynolds' esppr
How's This f
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any case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by
Hlrs Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CHENEY & CO..- Props.. Toledo. 0.
We. the undersirned. have known F. J. Cheney
for the last 15 years. and believe him perfectly
honorable in all business transactions and tinan
eiv able to carry .out any c bligations made by
We-Tr a'x who'lesale druiazists. Toledo.O0.
- W' rmr , KissAN & MAuvts. wholesale drug
'. oiedo. 0.
.: Catarrh Cure is taken internally. acting
'.-..eur upon the blood and mucous surfaces of
:- =ssem. Prire r->c. per bottle. Sold by all
1.'i Family Pill are the b)est.
Editor The Manning Times:
The Loyal Temperance Legion
will give a play entitled, "Two
Dreams of Brandy." on next
Friday evening at the graded
school building. A small admis
sion fee will be charged. and the
proceeds will go towards furth -
ering the temperance cause in
that town. All are cordially in
vited to attend.
The first quarterly conference
of the Pinewood charge will
convene in the Methodist chtrch
here on next Sunday. There will
be preaching by Presiding Elder
Duncan in the afternoon at 4
o'clock, and again on Monday
morning at 11 o'clock, after
which the business session will
Messrs. Chas. P. Knife, Ed
ward Schmidt and Gus Rheams,
Philadelphia, Pa., are here for a
two weeks hunting expedition.
Mr. L. K. Weinberg has be
gun the erection of a brick store.
He hopes soon to have a resi
dence on the same lot.
Mr. J. V. Rhame has recently
opened a general merchandise
Mr. Earnest Broadway, a stu
dent of the Charleston Medical
College, came home a few days
ago on the sick list.
Miss Annie Bradham left a
few days ago for Johnsonville,
where she goes to visit her
brother, Mr. P. C. Bradham.
Misses Jennie Reid and Eva
Curtis entertained the pupils of
their grades with a valentine
social Friday evening. Many
and dainty were the cupid mes
sages. Misses Mayme Rhame
and Eunice Barwick and Messrs.
Johnnie Broadway and Roy Ged
dings won the prizes in the heart
Mr. Timmons, of Sumter
spent a few days with Mrs. W.
E. Tisdale, near town. X.
ITCH cured in 30 minutes by Wool
ford's Sanitary Lotion. Never fails.
Sold by W. E. Brown & Co.
J EE & McLELLAN,
Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors,
SUMTER, S. C.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of Clarendon.
By James M. Windham, Esq., Probate
W HEREAS, John H. Timmons made
suit to me, to grant him letters of ad
ministration of the estate and effects
of Martha E. Timmons.
These are therefore to cite and ad
monish all and singular the kindred
and creditors of the said Martha E.
Timmons, deceased, that they be ::nd
appear before me, in the Court of Pro
bate to be held at Manning on the 20th
day of February. next after publication
hereof, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon,
to show cause, if any they have, why
the said administration should not be
*Given under my hand, this 29th day
of January, A.D). 1908.
[SEAL.] JAMES M. WINDHAM,
Judge of Prob;ste.
R R.- JESKINSON. E-~ C. HORTON.
FIRE AND TORNADO
To Farmers Without Insurance:
Do not stand in your own light by
taking the risk of losing your home
and contents in a few minutes by the
Think of it, you can carry with us
1,000 for 12 months for the small cost
Can You Afford to Take the Risk!
"If it is Written by Jenkinson a
riorton it is Written Right."
S reasign ofseriousfelec
*plaint, that should have immediate.
-. If you begin in time. you can
generally treat yourself at home,
without the need of consulting aI
physician, by the regular use of
Cardui, the well-known remedy for
Composed of purely vegetable
and perfectly harmless medicinal
ingredients, being, besides, a gen
tle, non-intoxicating, strengthen
relieves all female complaints..
"My wife," writes John A.
Rodgers, of Hlampden Sidney, Vas.,
"was nothing but a walking skele
ton, from female trouble. She
suffered agonies with bearing
down pains, backache and head- s
ache. Doctors failed to relieve
her, so she took Cardui, and is
now entirely cured."
-At Al Drugists
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ready for the new season. Spring is in the air-indoors
if not out-and you will be delighted when you come.
A walk among the cotton goods is like a stroll
in an apple orchard when every bud is in bloom.
A step further and you are in the rose garden of
Millinery, richer and daintier.
Clothing prices that break records..
The Oxfords for spring will be in, in a short time.
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SLICED HAMS, MIDDLE CUTS 15c. LB.
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Di Cotton Seed for Meal.
Drector R. J. Redding of the Georgia $
3: Experiment Station, says:
lizer-than cotton seed."
"A farmer should never use cotton seed directly as a ferti
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S+ "According to chemical analysis of each, 886 pounds of cot
S: ton seed meal are about the equivalent in content of plans food,
+ to 2000 pounds of cotton seed. But owing to the superior me- +
chanical condition of the meal and its consequently greater, or
more prompt avaihbility, it is safe to assume that
+ 800 pounds of meal are the full equiva
lent to one ton of seed.
7 Therefore, whatever excess abova 800 pounds of meal the
$ farmer can get in exchange for a ton of seed, or by selling thTi
3 4 seed and buying the meal, less the cost of hauling or freight
+ ing, is so much clear profit in comparison with using the ton of
$ seed directly as a fertilizer." -
Director Redding has proven byv acmial field experiments
3 + that the above statements are right, and by exchanging your
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