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MANNING. S. C.. J UNE 15, 1910.
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Entered at tbe Postoftice at Mannin as Se
on4 '.Is matter.
THERE MUST BE METHOD IN MS MAD
There is now as little thought
given to the subject of politics as
we have ever noticed at this time
of a politica' year. The people are
thinking about that which con
cerns them more; but when they
see and hear of an officeholder,
whipping himself into a wrathful
pitch in order that he may use his
influence against some candidate.
they will very probably reason
that said officeholder had better
let his favorite candidate paddle
his own canoe, or in the coming
primary, "win his own spurs."
This observation is made because
of information received by usthat
Clerk of Court A. L Barron, has
taken the comments made by us
on the Cantey letter, in which
that gentlemen made intimations
of collusion between "county offi
cers and lawyers" and "fixed ju
ries" at county seats, to be a re
flection upon him. Just how Mr.
Barron can imagine or twist what
we wrote into such a construction
we fail to see or understand. The
comment made by us, was in a
spirit of defending the county of
ficials, so intended, and as we un
derstand the English language it
is so written, but Mr. Barron we
understand, construes what we
wrote by a different formula. He
has never said a word to us upon
the subject, but he has given vent
to his indignation to others. He
called the matter to the attention
of the grand jury, and that body
invited us to appear before it,
which we had no hesitency in dc.
iug, they desired to know of us if
we had any information which
would tend to show a foundation
for Mr. Cantey's intimations. We
hadnosach knowledgeand sotold
- them, and further, we expressed
the '' that such a condition
as: depicted does not
county. We ask
~edbsibewrs-'of the jury to
fnilifi~ ur-any part of the
comdien' we made, that they'
thoughtanight seerr to reflect up-'
on any of our county officers,
they, or that is several of them,
expressed themselves as constru
Cinmg the comment made by us, j-tist
as it was intended,-a defense of'
our own county oficial: when
Stheymadetheir presentment they
asaid, -"we have investigated ths
* charges, and find that such con
- ditions do not exist in this coun
ty."And, we can add to what the
grand jury said, that insofar as
we have observed, there has
never come to our attention any
~: crookedness with the jury draw
ing system. But when Mr. Can
Stey over his own signature said
in effect, there is crookedness at
every county seat. it was such a
reflection upon our county officers
that we felt it a duty to-comment
upon it, and for the life of us we
"- cannot see how any man of Mr.
Barron's intelligence, can find in
anything written by us to be oth
er than a defense of these
oneiers. There is absolutely
notbing in what we wrote,
which endorses the intimations
made by Mr. Cantey, but in
order that the people may not
be misled, we reproduce the
Cantey letter together with our
comment thereon, and ask as a
special favorthatour readers read
them and ask themselves where
Mr. Barron can findminthis an ex
cuse to claim that we have done
~? him an injustice for which he
must set himself straight.
The Ansfkr=+lon of Justice.
GIaue or May !S 1910.1
~AnOrne0 Mannine Times:
I have bad the pleasure of reading
sour recent article entitled, "Oh Those
TcnclLawyers." and while I do
now, agree with you altogether, yet I
am samissied the subject is deserving of
some cnneideration by every good citi
Zen, and therefore I am taking the
liberty of offering a criticism of the ad
ministration of justice in our State.
To commence with the Magistrate
~& system. I do not hesitate to say, and I
am satisfied every good citizen will
agree with me, that the offce in ques
tion should be abolished, at least to the
extent of confining the duty of the
Magistrate to preliminaries: of course I
understand there are some exceedingly
scrupulous Magistrates, but the system
-.as an administrative and judicial body
is nothing more nor less than an illegal
muck-raking organization, and as a
rule the lawyer who succeeds in win
ning his case before the ordinary Mae
istrate is the lawyer who 'stands-in''
personally with said Magistrate.
Furthermore. around every county
seat, you will tind some young lawyer,
* who ''stands-in" with the coun-y of
ficials, the result being tha:. said o!ticials
become nothing more nor less than the
sinister tools of said young lawyer. and
thereby juries are fixed. court decrees
are ignored, and en'unty co-.ernmecnt
degenerates into a one-man power for
the mal-administrationa of justice.
But the greatest evil of all is the man
ner of selecting the offcials who preside
over our courts of record.
In this State, the legislature has the
duty and privilegre of selecting and elect
ing the Judges. the result being that
too frequently the bench becomes the
dumping ground for igoora~nt lawyers
I am safe in saying. that if the Bar As
sociation of this Stat~e had the effective
privilege of selecting the Judires who
preside over our courts of ~"cord, quite
a number of judicial figure-heads would
* be relegated to private practice and a
Of course. I understand we bave in
ehstte some ex:-eedingly able and
learned gentlemen n the circuit and
sunrene bencn. who are an honor to2
th' State and are worth mnV times
their present salarv to the people of the t
State. but so long as we leave the selec- ,
tion of the judiciary to log-rolling legis
lative and political tactics, the adminis
tration of justice will be subject t irit
icism by every true patriot and b: :.ery L
good citizen. J. J. CANTEY. ]
Summerton, S. C., lay 2. 1910.
A Most Serions Allegation.
I-ue of June 1. 15W.;
In last week's issue there appeared a
strong letter from .1. J. Cantey, E-sq.. of
Sunmerton. in which he made somu
comments upon our judicial and magis- I
trate system. Mr. Cantey being a law- 1
ver is in a better position to discuss this
matter than we are, but if what he in
timates has any foundation. it strikes us
the attention of the proper authorities 2
should be directed to it for the relief the I
taxpayers are entitled to. If there is
anv collusion between otlicers of the
court and a lawyer or lawyers the otli
cer and the lawyer should be reported I
to the grand jury. that it may take steps
to eradicate this evi!. We know of noth
ing more menacing to a country than
that otlicers entrusted by the people
should "stand in" with lawyers so that
they can win their cases in court: to do
such a thing, the oficer and the lawyer
must manipulate and have knowledge of
the names that are put in the jury box,
and they must also manipulate this box
to suit their purposes. It is beyond our
conception that a man professing to look
his fellows in th-a face, can join in such
a damnable conspiracy to defeat justice
in order that he might gain a few dol
We ha% - heard the expression, "pack- j
ed jury." but for it to be intimated that
such a practice was ever resorted to in
this county is beyond our conception,
and too, that any of our county otlicers 1
should be a party to such a practice is so
foreign to our conception of rigt., that
we must. believe Mr. Cantey is laboring
under some misinformation, we know hell
is too honorable a man to concoct an in- -
timation of this gravity, he therefore
must have based it upon information
which must be mistaken.
Mr. Cantey's charge is that at county
seats some young liwyer "stands in",
with the county officials, the result be
ing t.hat said oflicials becocre nothin
more nor less than the sinister tools of
the lawyer, and thereby the juries are
"fixed" is the most serious charge of
conspiracy anc treachery we have ever
read over the signature of a man, and in
this case, a man of learning and himself 1
a member of the legal profession. There-1
forewhen the legal profession complains I
of such a state of affairs, what is the lay
man to think of the courts he must ap
peal to when his rights are invaded? We
sincerely hope Mr. Cantey is mistaken.
June 1, 1910.
BE OPEN AND CLEAR.
There is an attempt being made
to take the liquor question out of i
the discussion in the coming Dri- i
mary, but we notice that those I
trying to do this, are the very
ones who have made the question <
foremost in bringing them into 1
prominence. We heartily agree
that it would be far better could 1
those seeking political referment, i
go before the people with issues
that are instructive as well as en
tertaining, but when we have aa
unsettled problem on our hands, 1
-ud, we are all agreed upon near- <
ly everything else, the liquor I
question' is the most natural one 1
to fall back upon. The matter of
public schools, good roads, an
equitable assessment of property
values, the lowering of taxes con
sistent with the demands of the
people, all of these things are
conceded, then in that case, with
the differences existing on the liq-<
ucr problem it does strike us that.
it will not down. In the guber
natorial contest. the issue is clear 1
cut between Prohibition and Lo- t
cal Option. Messrs. Featherstone
and Richards according to their
announced platforms are repre
senting the Prohibition senti-1
ment, and Messrs. McLeod andi
Blease. the Local Option senti
ment, these gentlemen are pretty
well agreed on every-thing but:
the best way of handling liquor. 1
and there is absolutely no ditfer- i
ence between them on anything I
ese so tar as we can see, there- 1
fore we cannot see how the dis
cuss on of this question can be
Cur observation is that there is<
a class of politicians, who startedi
out on the prohibition platform
because they thought it was the
popular thing to do, but when 24
they got out among the masses 4
they discovered a considerable
waning of that sentiment, and1
they are now trying to hedge.
They would have the insistent
Proibitionists to regard them,
with favor, and as exponents of I
their views, at the same time,
they are endeavoring to quiet the <
Local Optionists with a soothing1
syrup~ labeled. "The liquor ques
tion is not an issue." As we look
at it, this question is about the<
only issue before the voters, and<
when we hear of politicians of
prohibition tendencies woriging
"the liquor question is settled"
racket, we should like for those
they are dealing out this stuff to,
to ask them if they will pledge
themselves to let the liquor ques
ktion alone, should they be elect-1
ed. Regardless of what they pro-i
fess, we say that if Prohibitioni
ists are elected to the general as-1
sembly they will vote for a state
wide prohibition measure, and
thus deprive the people of the
righ t of local self government as
they, under the law have it now,
and if a Local Optionist is elect
ed, he will yote to leave the pres
ent law undisturbed, so that after
the prohibition experiment has
been tried for four years. the'
right is left to the people to take'
such steps as the majority may
deem best. Do not be soft-soaped
Iby any candidate who is afraid to
Itake a positive position on any
question. If he is a Prohibition
ist he should not be afraid to let
his views be known, and he
shudhave the candor to stand
by his convictions, and not try to
hedge in order to catch the un
wary vote. The same applies to
the Local Option ist. He should
not try to mislead by soft-soap
ring the Prohibitionists.
eptmTe King at Home.
For the past tive years we have- kept
the King of all laxatives-r. King's~
New Life Pills-in our home anu they
have proved a blessing to all ourz fami
;v.' wrntes Paul .\athulka of jiu:Talo,
. Y. Easy, but sure remedy for all
jStoach. Liver and Kidney trubles.
a )l h c. at all drugist. -
Mrrs. Russell Sage has dotatell
15,000 to the National Audubod I
;Ucietyv, to be used in the educa
ional campaign, which the so
:iety is conducting in Southern
states for the protection of birds.
iere is an opportunity for Mr.
[ames Henry Rice to get his
ingers on that nice bunch of
noney, or maybe it is from this
und he is getting his pay for the
etters he is writing to the news
>apers and the speeches he is
naking in behalf of game protec
ion. There is no chance for him
o get a pull at the State treasury ,
iot until the Senate contirnis his
iomination next winter. so the I
nan must live and the probability
s the Sage fund is where his mon
-y is coming from. What we can
iot understand is, why is it these
ortherners are so solicitious
LbOut the people in the Southern
states, why they should be con
;antly wanting to have mission
Lries down here to teach the peo
>le a proper mode of conduct. It
toes seem to us there is plenty for1
hese philanthropists to do at the 14
orth where human life is treat
Kd so reckless, and where it is a
:ommon occurance for human 1
>odies to be found packed in
>oxes and trunks, after a most
iorrible murder. Let them sweep
>efore their own doors, and it
rill keep them busy. The people
n the South do not need to be
vangelized by the hired inoni
ors of proper conduct, they are 1
lenty able to do their own think
ng and acting.
WE SHOULD BE THANKFUL
Along in the early part of this'<
,ear there appeared in the news
>apers predictions of coming ca
amities throught the world, andji
f the man who made these pre <
ictions continues to have things1
is way he will go down in his
ory as a prophet. The criminal
-ecord of 1910 is fast becoming 1
he largest in many years, but at
he same time it can be said con
litions in this State are not as
)ad as they are in a great many
>ther States in the Union. While
re too have our troubles, in com
)arison with some of the other
tates. we are far in advance of
nany of them in civic righteous
iess. And too, this State has not
>een visited by any very severe
alamities the present year. Crop
:onditions are not as forward as!
hey might be, owing to backward
easons, yet, the outlook is get
ing brighter, and there is great
iope for a fair crop, with a fine
)rospect of good prices for the
)roducts of the soil. There are no
yolitical dissensions at this time
o tear our people asunder., our
ontroversies on this line is mere
y a contest of popularity among'
bose who seek preferment, not
~o elsewhere, where the contest
s for tbe control of great inter
sts, termed Trusts, and, take it
1il in all, our people are happy I
Ld contented. 1
The address of President Kohn
lelivered before the State Press
tssociation at Glenn's Springs
donday evening on the assem
>ling of that body, is worthy of
he man and the great body of:
~entiment - moulders he repre
ents. It is with a source of keen
-egret that circumstances pre
rented our being present to heart
Dillon county's first court was4
aptized in human blood. Yes- .
erday S. D. Hursey, a young!
.wyer, was shot and instantly
iled by R. S. Davis two min
tes after the lawyer left theV
:ourt house. It is said that do
nestic complications was thej
ase of the tragredy. The press
ispatches show that the killing
as deliberately planned.
The lawyers are making anoth - jd
r desperate effort to secure
mother trial for Jones, the con
ricted wife murderer. The hear
ng is being had by Judge Grubher,
. special judge, at Union. If
udge Gruber refuses a new trial
lone's lawyers will appeal from'
is ruling to the supreme court,
mnd thereby get for their rich
lient a longer respite from pun
shmnent. Money works wonders.
Hub Evans was yesterday in
licted by a Newberry grand jury,
:arged by the Attorney Gen
tral- with receiving rebates.
Evans was immediately after his
oluntary surrender, released on
t small bond. This arrest in our~
>pinmon was expected, and under
~tood as further developments
vill prove. Hub Evans is no
>dy's fool, and when the At
orney General went to New
yerry. Hub was ready to go to
When Congress establishes the
ostai bank system. we wonder
i all of the money order otfices
n the country are to he concert
ad into savings banks? There
ire money order offices which
are not in populous towns. and
in fact, there are a great number
:f such offices that are merely
kept for the convenience of a
saw mill or store. These surely
would not be compelled to inaug
uate the savings bank system
is we understand is contempla
ted by the bill now pending in
Teddy is back from the wilds
:>f Africa. and now the lIepubli
-an party will put on its good
behavior. While the cat was
iway the mice did play. and.
--amme near being caught in the
Democratic danger zone. in fact a
few of the little fellows found
their war into the Democratic
trao. and unless Teddy gets busy
sone of the big one~s will he found!
langling in the bets of the Demi
>cratic warriors. There is much
worry among the big Bosses, and
they will welcomne a blast from
Senator Tillman has recovered
iis health sufficiently to tell a
ewspaper reporter that he is
iot going to resign his seat in
he United States Senate, and
hat he expects to resume his
abors in the fall. This will be
,ratifying news to the admirers
)f the distinguished Carolinian.
['illman, in a jocular vein. told
he reporter when he asked him
f he was going to resign. "few
lie, and none resign." He is the
nost remarkable man we have
,ver heard of, not only possessed
>f a massive brain, but he has
rith it the greatest amount of
ritality, very few could have re
:overed from the several shocks
ie had, none but the strongest
f the strong could have fought
)ff disease so successfully, and
t is largely due to his splendid
ife that he led when in young
The action of .]udge lemmin
-er in keeping a jury in a room
wenty-six hours with only twc
neals is deserving of the censure
)f a free people. In oui recep4t
ourt twelve intelligent white
nen after conscientiously trying
;o reach a verdict, and failing in
'ormed the .Iudge that it was im
x3ssible for them to agree, bal
iotwitnstanding this information
ic undertook to force them to a
.erdict by punishment: that the
uryinen are indignant is not tc
>e wondered at, they have a right
n feel hurt by the Judge's con
luct towards them, and we say
ithout any disrespect to the ju
ficiary that the legislature should
t its next session fix the rules of
ourt so a Judge will be compell
d to exercise a reasonable judg
nent, and the law should force
im to observe the ordinary rules
>f humanity. The idea of a jury
einZ punished in order to get a
erdict is not only a cruel absur
lity. but it is a mockery at jus
We have been hearing so many
yolitical rnmors recently, we have
-eached the conclusion that somc
yeople regard any old thing thaj
-an do or say in politics is per
nissable. Lying, and blowing t<
leceive is their long suit. But
bere is this hope, the people can
iot be fooled as easily as some
nay think. This is the day whet
xhite men are independent, and
ote as they see fit. and the one
,ho imagines he can control vote.
s only deceiving himself. There
ore. our advice is for every mar
;ho is running for office to de
end upon his own merit rather
;han to bank his hopes on the fel
ow who would try to create the
mpression that if you want any
;hing in his section or his comn
nunity you must gc to him, as
.hat he says goes. Watch the
rote of this county in the coming
primary and it will be convincinh
;hat the voters vote, not at th4
lictation of any one, but judgea
:andidate by what service be has
-endered, or of his fitness to ren
ler service, and the man who re
:eives the majority, is the choici
>f the masses.
The report of the Woman's llome
lision Society to the Gene'ral Confer
ae showed much gratifyin" incre-a$4
,er the report of t previous qua-'irt
gium It s.howed a grrowth of 48.4(M more
nembers than was reporte.d in, 197..
The collection for connectional work
amouted to 6j22..'9.91 ne-irly twice a.
nuch as was collected durinir the pre
-ious quad rennium.
Seven hundred and forty-seven par
onages were aided in the four years. I:
.906 there were 22 deaconnesses in tihe
hurch, now there are 57. The Board
uas also given deaconness trainingr to 52
romen at a cost of .$1367. A t, the last
ession of the Board $6 trained workers
were apponlted to service in the churah.
~31296.89 came to the society in the
or of gift~s in the last four rears.
A Defeated Conscience.
The secretary of thec Kansas State
Eistorical society tells a str about
in arly day Kan sas justice of the
eace who will be niameless here:
-This J. P'.." said the secretary,
'would mrry' a couple oneC day as
justice of the peace and divorce them
be next as notary public."
One time, as the story ran, a man
mrrendered himself to this 3. P.
"An' phiwat's the matter?" asked the
"I killed a man out here on the pral
rie in a light," was the reply. -1 want
to give myself up."
"You did kill him, sor?" asked the
"Yes, sir," was the reply.
"Who saw you?" asked the J. P.
"An' nobody saw you kill 'im?"
"No, sir. Just we two were there.'
"An' you're shure nobody saw you?!
reiterated the J. P.
"Of course i'm sure." was the reply.
"Thin you're discharged." said the
7. P.. bringing his list down on the
table. "You're discharged. You can't
criinate y ourself. Fitty dollars
iease-Kansas c'ity Journal.
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Demans~d a car free from Zla.
insist that it be abr-olutelIy corre'
Desire a car with years of suc.s
Want a car thoroughly tried out
an experimental features?
IT IN THE
AND AGAIN AT
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tiple disc clutch, Bosch high tension mazoeto. no batteries, easiest riding.
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J A6ENTS WANTED
Iin the following counties: Georgetown. Williamsburg and Clarendon.
If you are interested in a Car for yourself or agency for your county,
write, 'phonej nr wire.
The Sumter Automobile Supply Company,
'Cr.Oaia.J ve ad SUMTER. S. C. p .Bx3
Cor.Oakaal ve.andWashington Sr. 'Ptione 23-. P .Bx37
Having 70) Greenhouses and ove~r .5 acres of land en
Strely deLvotedl to' (ut Flowers. Plants :tud Shrubs. and
e mploying thet most e.xperine floral atrtists, we' are
Sequipped better thtan any tiorist ini the! State to furnish e:
Syou with all kinds of
I Bridal Bouquets or designs for Funerals. We also sell
Palms and Furns and Plants for the House. Garden or
SCemetery. Our prices are the most reasonabie to be found.
Write. Telephone or Telegraph,
'THE CAROLINA FLORAL STORE,
339 King St., CH ARLESTON, S. C.
TO THE TIMES OFFICE.
Ou S1200 to Inh.vest "
Wav:nt a ear that can be depen-ided upon ::nder all
id expetrimenuta! Ol (It~
Aatthe c-ar that ::ives muaximum pleasuret with
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Want the ;;reatest ataomil~ie value mi Artericar
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ini every detail, ha~ve the car - on are lookin:: for. $125') Regal ":0,
the car that stistin.
mtar a ntcmcbile Gcmnan3r.
where you get the best Merchandise for
If you are it will pay you to investigate our
Merchandise and Prices before Buying. We jh
are showing some specially good numbers
in Wash Skirts. Muslin Underwear. Etc. It
will pay you to see these Goods. Servicable
Wash Skirt. Fancy Blue. White Linene. 75c..
SI.. $1.50 and upwards.
4 Good auality Cambric Gowns. Corset
Covers. Skirts. Etc., nicely trimmed, and
i well-made. 25c. 50c.. 75c., $1 and upwards.
Children's Ramblers and play suits, sizes
ik 2 to 8 years. at 50c.
25 dozen Men's Negligee Shirts. genuine ig
Garner Percales, extra well-made, full size,
well worth 75c. each: complete line of sizes
and colors, at 50c each.
Autocrat Tailor-made Trousers. the best
4 Trousers made; try a pair from us and be i
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