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MANNING. S. C., APRIL 15. 1908.
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No communication o a personal character
will be published except as an advertisement.
Entered at the Postoffice at Manning as Sec
ond Class matter.
Elsewhere there appears a let
ter from Mr. W. A. Burgess, a
former Summertonian, now a
citizen of West Virginia. and as
we believe in a "square deal"
the use of these columns are al
ways open to those who disagree
with our views upon publi ques
tions, but by this we do not
mean to license men to use these
columns free of charge to exploit
their candidacy for office. Any
one desiring to defend the cause
of prohibition or any public
question is welcome to this
Mr. Burgess is a close reader
of THE TIMES, as all must be
who appreciate the effort for a
good paper; his article no doubt
will be pleasing to many of our
readers. According to our cor
respondent "two years is too
ridiculously short a time in
which to expect a prohibitory
law to break up an evil which is
so deep-rooted." The probibi
tionists do not seem to think so.
because they cite prohibition to
be practical, because of the con-4
dition which existed during the
interum between the closing of
the State dispensary and the
-opening of the county dispen
sary-about three weeks.
We cannot cite a county in the
State where prohibition has
been satisfactory, the dissatis
faction may not, on account of
certain influences: be able to
change conditions, but never
theless, we do not believe there
is a county in this State that
has practical prohibition.
We never have said those who
vote prohibition should be "spe
cially charged with the enforce
ment of the law" if we did, it
was not so intended, the idea
intended ' be conveyed was to
direct attention to the duty of
citizens. In liquor cases espec
ially, it is hard to secure prose
cutions, and harder still to se
cure convictions. The editor of
this paper has never sworn out
a warrant for the arrest of any
body, not having any occasion
to do so, but would not hesitate
to do so did he have knowledge
of the violation of law which
affected the public welfare, and
he certainly would not be a
party to return "No Bill" if on a
grand jury, or "Not Guilty" if
on a petit jury, if the evidence
justified an opposite verdict.
No, the questions are not fair,
because they are misleading,
they appear as if we have been
in position to testify against the
violation of these laws, when
the fact is, we do not visit places
where liquor is sold illicitly, and
rarely when it is sold lawfully,
we have no occasion to, but- did
we buy liquor from a person who
was selling it unlawfully, we
certainly would not betray him,
and regardless of what those
voting for prohibition might say
to the contrary we believe nine
ty nine per cent of those who
buy whiskey from illicit dealers
regard it a despicable piece of
business to betray the man they
aided to violate the law-hence
the difficulty in securing convic
Yes, we give it as our judg
ment ' 'that Clarendon will never
be' "dry" while surrounded by
"wet" counties." We believe this
because of the county's situation;
there is a strong tendency for
the trade of this county to go
to Sumter, and it is only the
strenuous efforts of our mer
chants that keeps a part <~ - at
home. One reason is that the
railroad facilities to Sumter are
better and more convenient than
-our public roads, it is a larger
city and the competition is sup
posed to be sharper and more
attractive. and now to take the
liquor traffic, and leave it in
Sumter, the people who buy li
quor in this county, will either
order from abroad or go to the
nearby town of Sumter. We
do not believe the abolishing of
the dispensary here, and leaving
it in the neighborhood will de
crease the drink habit five per
cent. Mr. Burgess' apple illus
tration may do as an illustration
to a Sunday school class buti
when it comes to every day prac
tical life it is vapor, the same
may be said about his young
man who never drank up to a
certain day, and all at ofice de
cided to become a drunkard and
went straightway and bought a
barrel. Drunkards are not made
that way except on the lecture
platform. We admit liquor to
be a great evil, and should be
restricted in a sane, reasonable
manner. Liquor however is
accused of many crimes that
should not be laid at its doors,
no more so, than should the
church be blamed and condemn
ed, because its pastor, or its
Sunday school superintendent
has violated the sanctity of a
home, or robbed a bank, and
sont widows and orphans into
the street and to starvationI
neither should it be charged all to
Clarendon county. How much
ol your time has ever been
given to the enforcement of
these laws? How many warrants
have you sworn out against vio
lators of these lawsy How many
times have you appeared as a
witness against violators of
these laws* Do you not think
these questions fair?
Then you say that Clarendon
will never be "dry" while sur
rounded by "wet" counties, and
that the abolishment of the dis
pensary at Manning will be
more of an evil than a good.
Nobody dreams that if surround
ed by "wet" counties. Claren
don will become as dry as a
boneyard the moment the win
ning vote for prohibition is
counted out. But everybody
knows that more whiskey will
be drank by residents of Man
ning and by visitors to Manning,
if it is publicly sold there, than
if it were not. Have you ever
been tempted to stop and buy a
pocketful of nice apples as you
happened to be passing a tempt
ing display at some fruit stand?
Does it tax your imagination too
much to think that some man
with an appetite for whiskey
and not for apples might be
tempted to buy and drink, as
you were to buy apples? Did
you ever hear of any young man
who up to a certain day was not
a lover of whiskey, but who then
decided to become a drunkard
and straightway sought an agent
and had shipped to his home a
gallon or a barrel? Did you ever
hear of any young man, who up
to a certain day was not a lover
of whiskey, but who on that day
was attracted into a place of
public sale of whiskey, took his
first drink there, or bought his
first half-tirst, and straightway
went out and drank it, and so
began his downward course?
What the Prohibitionists are
trying to do, Mr. Editor, and no
man knows this better than you
do, is to put whiskey as far from
the sight of men, and as far
from the reach of men, as can be
done. There was never any
areat achievement won at one
stroke. A state-wide prohibi
tion sentiment to enforce the
law, will be mightily helped
along by a county-by -county
movement, and this no one can
But you say that if Clarendon
declares for prohibition, the
county, county-seat and county
schools will lose the $12000. rev
enue, and that it is necessary for
us to have it to run our town,
county and schools. Is it a fact,
Mr. Editor, that to take the piti
ful sum of $12000. from Claren
don's treasury means that a re
ceiver must be appointed for the
town of Manning, that the pub
lic schools must be ';losed, and
that the county oi Clarendon
must go out of business? Pity
such a town, pity such schools,
pity such a county!
Way back in the 80's Manning
was already quite a town. Man
ning had a school. Manning had
a saloon, or more than one.
(Since the advent of the dispen
sarv Manning has had one of
these improvements.) About 15
miles from Manning was a little
place called Summnerton. (They
call it 12 miles now. since the
new road was opened, but it de
pends a good deal on the weath
er.) At the time of which I
speak, this place called Sum
merton was not even incorporat
ed. There was a school there,
but no saloon (Thanks to a dry
charter, Summerton will forever
be without the curse of a saloon
Brit there was a schol, and it
was such a good school, Mr.
Editor, that students were at
tracted from great distances.
There were boys there from all
over Clarendon, and there were
boys there from as far away as
Spartanburg. There were boys
there from the county-seat of
Clrendon. One of the boys
who attended that school is now
Clarendon's county auditor. I
am not quite sure, but I beliesve
that was the last schooling he
Twenty or more years nave
passed since the time of which
I speak, and in place of the big
frame building which succeeded
the old one room school house
it Summerton, we see nearing
completion now, a concrete build
ing which is far and away ahead
of any such building in the
county. This building is being
paid for by taxation in the dis
trict. Not one cent is to be dis
I have referred to the Sum
merton school just to show that
a towvn can grow, and that a
town and community together
can develop and maintain a good
school without the infernal as
Up here in West Virginia my
work has led me around through
several counties. T wo of these
are "drv." In each "dry" county
there is a good deal of whiskey
illegally sold. But I have never
heard any man say that the
towns and schools in these coun
ties were on the v-erge of ruin
because of no revenue from
The town of St. Alban's, where
I now am, is "'dry." There are
about 2000 yeople here. We are
12 miles from Charleston where
there are dozens of saloons. Yet
the town of St. Albans has just
recently laid a good system of
concrete pavements, and con
structed a sanitary sewer sys
tem- No dispensary money will
hel1, pay for the-se improvements.
o let Clarendon try prohibi
bion. Let her do without the
whiskey money. It is too costly
\lr. Editor, this money which
>uhit to go for- bread.
And then to help foster the
:nent for prohibition. let
'neo pick up the mantle of.
act badly. The percentage of
drunkenness is small when the
population is taken into consid
eration, but little as it is it ought
to be checked, so ought many I
other evils, Lhe greatest of which
is hypocrasy, and we regard it
hypocrisy for a man to urge pro
hibition, in the name of religion,
and then buy and drink whiskey
as a beverage, this is done, and
these men will not aid in the en
forcement of a prohibition law
they helped to bring about.
What Mr. Burgess says about
the revenue feature cannot be
appreciated by him as well as
those who must bear the tax,
and we contend the elimination
of the revenue will force a raise
in the tax without giving the
relief the sincere prohibitionists
seek. He cites Summerton, a
town that has grown well and
its business men deserve much
credit, but Summerton is a ben
eficiary of the whiskey revenue
as well as the rest of the county,
and if there is a place burdened
with heavy taxes it is Summer
ton, this burden must necessa
rily be heavier if the county's
revenue is cut off. That Sum
merton is dry through its char
ter is one of the official acts of
the writer, although himself not
a prohibitionist, but be com
plied with the request of his
constituents who petition him to
make Summerton dry. Efforts
have since been made to have
this charter changed so that li
quor can legally be sold at that
West Virginia is a republican
State and St. Alban's is a short
distance from Charleston. The
principal business at St. Alban's
is coal mining, and any obser
vant reader knows the miserable
conditions about coal mines, sla
very, worse than the alleged
peonage of the lumber tcamps.
Laborers go beneath the ground
Monday morning and do not
emerge until the end of the
week, they are forced to trade
at company stores, pay tremen
deous prices for what they get,
and the little cash given to them
they take to the nearby city of
Charleston and spend some of it
for drink. -He says there are
two dry counties, and "in each
dry county there is whiskey il
legally sold" exactly. He says
the town of St. Alban's is dry
and has just laid a good system
of concrete pavements and so on,
but Mr. Burgess does not say
how much property valuaticn
that town has to raise this tax
from. It must be remembered
that where large corporations
own railroads, o a l m i n e s,
and manuf actu. ng estab
lishments there is something to
raise a large revenue from, per
haps there is more taxable prop
erty in one of these mining sec
tionis than there is in two or a
half dozen counties like Claren
don, and of course, if the prop
erty tax is sufficient for the gov
ernment it can get along without
liquor revenue If Clarendon
county could have put into the
treasury as much taxes .as is
paid in the factory connties in
this State the liquor revenue
could be dispensed with very
well. bnt such is not our fortu
nate condition. Rev. Henry M.
Mood, a better man never lived,
a man we loved, honored, and
tried to obey. He was a temper
ance worker. We have heard
him often, but never heard him
advocating prohibition, our
recollection is, he supported the
dispensary as a temperance
measure. He of course was op
posed to the sale and use of in
toxicants in any way shape or
form, but he was a practical
man, and he appreciated the
liquor problem. He was not, of
the kind to advocate impractical
theories, but practical results
under existing conditions is what
We believe prohibition will be
adopted, every indication points
that way, the influences for it
are strong, and it requires moral
courage to oppose it, neverthe
less, we would be a cowardlj
recreant to our judgment and to
our readers did we not give them
our sincere views upon this im
portant question. Believing as
we do, that prohibition will be
victorious, there will be none
more rejoiced than ourself to
find after its trial that we have
been mistaken in our views, and
should we be so convinced we
shall lift our hat to the prohibi
tionists and say to you: "Here's
luck to you, may you live long
An Ideal Theory.
Editor The Manning Times:
While I have been away from
South Carolina for the greater
part of the last six years, I have
not lost interest in my State or
I have been reading your edi
torials in regard to prohibition
in Clarendon county, but I can
not agree with all that you have
to say in that regard.- You cite
Darlington county as an exam
ple where prohibition bas failed
to do what was hoped for it.
Two years is too ridiculously
short a time in which to expect
a prohibitory law to break up
an evil which is so deep-rooted.
Why not cite some one of the
many other counties where pro
hibition has been more satisfac
I do not think that it is fair
for you to say that those who
vote for prohibition in Claren
don should be specially charged
with the enforcement of the law.
any more than that all good cit
izens should help t,> enforce all
laws. Let us suppose that dui
ing your services as S liar I
from Clarendon. you ha'. ..
troduced, advocate2d and voted
for some bills makingr law fow.
that good man of God, Rev.
Henry M. Mood, who used to
organize "Cold Water Armies"
wherever he went. Let the
young people grow up in a total
abstinence atmosphere, and in a
-few years the ''blind tigers"
which haunt your dreams will
die a natural death.
WILLIAM A. Bual-Ess.
St. Alban's, W. Va,,4, 9, 0,.
Deafness Cannot be Cured
by local:ipplications. as .they cannot reach the
diseased portion of the car. There is only one
way to cure deafness. and that i-- by constitu
tional remedies. Deafness is caused by an in
flamed condition of the mucous lining of the
Eustaehian Tube. When this tube gets inflam
ed you have a rumblingsound or imperfect hear
in. and when it is entirely closed deafness is
the reult.I, and unless the intlainmation cant he
taken out and this tube restored to its noirinal
condit ion.hearing will be destroyed forever: nine
cases out of ten aLre cauzse-d by catarrh. which is
nothing but an inflamed condition of the mu
We will give One Hundred Dollars for any
case of Deaf riess (caused by catarrh) that can
not be cured by Halls Catarrh Cure. Send for
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo. 0.
Sold by druggists. 75
hall's Family Pills are the best.
Editor The Manninz Times
The Sunbeam Aid Society will give
an "Egg Hunt" next Friday afternoon
at the Sawdust Pile.
Mr. Weinberg's L.-ick store is com
plete!d and he is opening ill) quite a
nice line of goods.
Mr. Jim Bell and family of Sumter
has moved here.
MIrs. Frank Way and son, of Holly
Hill, passed through here last Friday
on her way to Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Ma
Mrs. M. E. Mahoney of Silver spent
a few days here last week, visiting
friends and relatives.
Mrs. J. W. Mims left a few days ago
for Elloree, where she goes to visit her
brother-in-law, Mr. Ivicon Mims.
Miss Madge Craig, of Summerton,
spent the week end with the Misses
The ladies of the Methodist church
are preparing an interesting program
for Easter, wbich will be at the church
next Sunday evening.
Here comes the Spring Winds to chap. tan
and freckle. Use Pinesalve Carbolized. (Acts
like a poultice) for cuts, sores, burns, chapped
skin. Sold by The Manning Pharmacy.
New Zion Dots.
Editor The Manning Times:
Miss Bessie Corbett of Paxville. who
has been teaching the Coker school,
has accepted a school near Mr. Sam
Dr. William Hicks has returned to
Charleston, after a visit to his sister,
who has been ill, but is now better.
Mrs. L. P. Hardy hrs been very ill.
Notice of Election.
We, the County Board of Education
of Clarendon Couuty, having been peti
tioned by more than forty per cent of
the freeholders of Manning School Dis
trict, No. 9, to grant an election for the
purpose of establishing a High School
in the Tcwn of Manning under the pro
visions of "An Act to Provide High
Schools for the State," approved Feb
ruary 27, 1908, do hereby order an -elec..
tion to be held at the Court House on
April 30, 1908, for the purpose of esthb
lishing st~id High School.
Polls open from 8 a. m. to 4 p. m.
S. P. HOLLADAY,
Co. Supt. of Education.
Per Bo vvMAN.
E. J. BROW.J.
Jxo. C. DANIEL.
The comparitively new residence op
posite the Presbyterian church, form
erly occupied by Mr. W. H. Trescott.
A new residence on the street back
of Judge 'Wilson's residence. This
house has recently been built. Terms
reasonable. Apply at once to
I. M BRADHAM.
FOR MEN -
Everything of the best for
the personal wear and adorn -
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We fill mail orders carefully
Charleston, S. C.
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the kidneys is to remove all uric acid
from the' blood. Its presence there
shows the kidneys are inactive. Don't
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might go on till doomsday with them,
but until you cure the kidneys you will
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not only remove uric acid, but cure the
kidneys and then all daniger from pirie
acid is ended.
Rupert B. Calvo, bookbinder, err
ployed at The State Publishiag Co., of
ticial printers for the State of Souta
Carolina, living at 1010 Lumber St.,
Columbia, S. C., says: I thought I hadl
rheumatism and treated for it on tha t
belief. I used all kinds of liniments.
The pain was in my back and in my
hips clear to the shoulders. The lini
ments did no good and I took to blood
medicines but they did not help me. I
took a long trip in hopes that the
change of climate might help me. I
was away for three months but could
see no change for the better, I heard cf
Doans Kidney Pills and determined to~
try them, and got a box at a drug store
they completely removed the pains out
of my- back and I have not felt a touch
of the old trouble since I used them."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50cent
Foster-Milburn Co., Buf falo, Ne w York,
sole agents for the United States.
Remember the name-Doan's-and
take no other.
Makes Kidneys and Bladder Bight
Pines alve ACTs uKE APOULTICE~
The effect of Scoffs Emulsion on thin, I
pale children is magical.
It makes them plump, rosy, active, happy.
It contains Cod Liver Oil, Hypophosphites
3 and Glycerine, to make fat, blood and bone,
and so put together that it is easily digested.
by little folk.
- ALL DRUGGISTS; 50c. AND $1.00L.
of Spring Goods. Our offerings for the season is unsur
passed. We have never had a larger, more complete or
better selected stock ta show our friends and customers
than we have tor the present season. q We are showing
all the New and Wanted Goods. Our showing ,vill com
pare favorably with the stocks of all the larger city stores
All the new things in Silks, in Taffetas, Rough
Shautings, Tusshs, Strips, Plaids, Checks, Plains, Etc.
Largest and rost complete Line of Wash Goods
in the city.
Prettiest and most things in colored Organdies,
Lawns, Dimities. Imported Cottons. Swisses. Voiles, etc.,
to be had in Manning or elsevhere.
All the newest White Goods in the Cottage Plaids,
Stripes, Checks, Plain Lawns, Lingerie, Organdies.
Nainsooks, Dimities. Mercerized Goods, Etc. Fact is
everything in a complete line of White Goods is here.
Quality right and prices right.
Complete Line Laces. Embroideries, Trimmings,
Ladies' Furnishings, Etc.
Ladies' Heatherbloom Drop Skirts, Blacks, and
Blues and Browns.
For all the wanted Goods call or 'phone.
G. M. SMITH, Mgr. -
Dry Goods Department.
THE YOUNG RELIABLE,
. H. ORB!.
Quality right, prices right.
W. G. TAYLOR, Prop., Michmond, Va., U. S. A.
What Leading Physicians Say.
Dr. Froebling. the wvell-known Consulting and Analytical Chemist:
"F~onticello Lithia Water is absolutely free from a;1 organic impuri
ties and perfectly pure, and as an unquestionablo p-.oof of my faith in
the w'ster, I use it altogether."-Richmond Times.
Geo. Ben. Johnston, M. D , Prof. Surgery Medical College of Vir
Iginia: "I have never used any mineral water so extensively, as the
Fenticello, and it has given uniformly good resnlts. I prescribe it in
kidney and bladdcr troubles very largely, and also in stomach and
nervous disorders, with splendid effects."
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Be sure to inspect our Line of Perfumery
before buying elsewhere. Also a com
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Don't forget us when want your Pre
scriptions filled, or need anything in the
way of medicines.
Yours for Business
THE MANNING PHARMACY
: BANK OF CLARENDON, Manning, S. C. ~
We solicit votir banking business. It is to your intercst to
patronize tihis:safe and strong bank. Four years of con
tinued growth and operation without the loss of as much
as a dollar, speaks for itself, does it not?
We want to be your bankers, if you are not already a
customer, come and see us about it and tell us why. -If
.you are, come and see us anyhow. It is never too late to
-do a good thing for yourself.
Interest Paid on Savings Deposits.
SBANK OF CLARENDON, Manning, S. C.
TO THE TINES OFFICE.
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Van Camps Vegetable,
per Can IOc per can......25c
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Varieties in can........15C per can........ 40c
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Shrimp, er can......... 15c
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Corn, Finest Maine. per can 15c Fish.Roe, per can, 15c and 20c
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