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MANNING. S. C., JUNE 7, 1911.
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SEND UNINSTRUCTED DELEGATES.
- We hardly think that South
Carolina will again commit the
error it did when it sent delegates
to the last National Democratic
Convention. The delegation was
tied hand and foot by instructions
to vote for Bryan irst, last and
all the time, perhaps conditions
mayhave warrantedsuch instruc
tions at that time, however, we
do not think the pledging of a
delegation is ever warranted, but
the next delegation to a conven
tion should be sent to represent
the Democratic vote of the State
and not a few muck-a-mucks who
presume to dictate the sentiment
for the State. Woodrow Wilson
at this time appears to be the
choice of this State, not only be
cause he is big enough for the
presidency but because he is a
Southern man and was once a
citizen of this State; his being
closely allied with the things
Southern of course makes him a
favorite in the South, but this is
no time to worship sectional sen
timent, what is wanted is a man
to win. The indications look fav
orable to a Democratic triumph
next year, but these indications
have, appeared before without
the party coming into power, this
time however, there are such dif
ferences in the Republican ranks
that it will be impossible to
ever get them together again,.at
least not until it has been badly
beaten at the polls, therefore, it
behooves the Democrats to leave
sectional sentiment alone and get
together for a winner.
In the opinion of many close
obseryers, Judson Harmon of
Ohio, is this man. He has been
able to carry the Buckeye State
several times -for governor, and
and one of these times in a pres
idential election year, to do so he
had- to .brini to his support the
independ4ent Republican vote,
and his administrations have
been satisfactory to both parties:
it was the independent or mug
wump vote thatcontributed large
ly' -to the election of ~Grover
Cleveland,. and if a Democrat is
elected next year this same mug
wump vote will have to be cater
ed to. .The man whose candidacy
will appeal to the independent
vote of the country is the man
-the Democrats must find to lead
In our opinion, elther Harmon
of Ohio, or Wilson of New Jersey,
will make a formidable showing
in the-convention but it is not the
man who can make the best show
ing in a convention that can al
ways win. Wilson will go into the
convention with more votes from
Democratic States than either
Harmon, Folk, Dix or any of the
others which have been mention
ed in connection with the nomi
nation, the reason is, being a
the Southern States, but the
=South, although solidly Demo
cratic, cuts but a small figure
*without the large states of the
North and West which are nor
mally Republican. It will be seen
therefore, that to win, the leader
selected must be one who can
command more than the vote of
the South, any nominee the party
can put forward will carry the
South but it is not every nom
inee the party can put forward
who will carry Ohio, Nebraska,
Iowa, New York, Illinois and
California, here is therub. There
fore we hope the South Carolina
convention will not again tie the
hands of its delegates but send
th~m unfettered so that they may
join-in to put forward the strong
est vote winner the party can
GOOD CR01' AND HIGH PRICES.
According to the figures re
ported by the government there
are 35,004,000 acres planted in
cotton this year, an increase over
last year, and of this South Car
olina has 2,705,000 acres. Au av
erage of two acres to the bale
would give about a 17,000,000 bale
crop, but the average has never
exceeded a bale to three acres
which would be a1,000,000 bales,
.owl this would mean the highest
prices attained since the recon
struction period. The cotton sup
ply at present is short, there is
not enough of the raw matei al
to keep the mills going until the
new crop is made, that being the
case the mills will have to start
off this fall with new cotton to
keep up with the demand for the
mannfactured product. If our
sizing up of the situation is cor
rect there is every reason to be
lieve the prices will start oft high
and will continue to increase if
the marketing is done judicious
ly. The crop conditions are fair
ly good, true there has been somne
delay on account of tne drought,
and in some small areas the
stands are not as good as they
might be but take the average
cotton crop, it is good and prom
ie an excellent yield.
A MORTiFYING SPECTACLE.
-Hell's broke loose in Georgia"
according to the latest epistle t
from Col. Thomas B. Felder to t
Governor Cole L. Blease, it does
not seem to be getting better a
fast. There are some no doubt, b
who enjoy a fight of this kind C
these long distance lights in the a
prints amount to about as much
as barking dogs behind a strong ti
high fence, nevertheless, it is not a
a pleasant thought to have the
governor of the proud State of e
South Carolina spoken of as this
man Felder is doing in Georgia. g
What there is in the alleged let- v
ter to Hub Evans from Felder. or 1E
in the letters Felder claims to s
have. to be written by Blease. we P
do not know, but we do know c
that this dirty warfare of crimi
ation and recriminationi is naus- r
eating in the extreme. To have
the governor called a "crook"
and to have him spoken of as be- e
ing "unfit to be governor of a S
nigger colony" may be pleasing P
to the governor's bitter enemies,
at the same time, there are those C
who do not endorse the acts of
the governor, nor did they sup- t
portI him, who feel very much an
noyed by the constant bobbing
up of this detective-lawyer from
Atlanta, in the public prints of
Georgia, only to have his attacks h
rolled as sweet morsels under the
tongues of an element who hate
the governor, not so much for 0
what he has or has not done as
governor. but from personal mal
ice towards him. e
We do not approve of the gov
ernor's course towards this man
Felder, nor do we think lie should
go out of his way to say bitter
things against the Gonzales. Trae
they fought him as no man in this
State was ever fought before, in
our opinion, they had much to do
with his election. but be that as
it may, .Blease is the governor,
and as such he should rise above
personal resentment and be big
enough to ignore those who
would say unkind things of him.
This, we regret to say he has not
done, but instead, whenever an
enemy showed his head he would
take a deliberate shot at him,
only to give that enemy an ex
cuse to go back at him with the
meanest kind of insults.
"OUT DAMNED SPOT."
The tangle in Columbia does 0
not appear to be getting unrav- f
elled very fast, on the other a
hand it gets worse and worse, a
and what will finally be the out- f
come of it all is mere conjecture, ti
for there is none who can see t]
the end. The winding-up commis- 0
sion comes out plainly and tells
the attorney general they have h
no confidence in him and are un- h
willing to accept his counsel e:
where T. B. Felder is concerned, y
and the attorney general says b
they have no right to employ p
counsel without his approval, a
and that he will not approve the n
selection made by them. Confus
ion becomes .worse confounded d
and from day to day the miser- t<
able mess continues. e:
It matters not who is at fault a:
in this matter the people are ji
where they cannot help them- t:
selves, and must bear with it
until they have another oppor- e,
tunity at the polls; it would not is
be a bad idea if when the aext t:
election comes on the candidates b
be required to pledged themselves r
if elected to let the dead dispen
oensary rest. because, unless
something of the kind is done, a
there will be a continuous per- F
formance of the scandalous scene \
uti every dollar of the dispen- n:
sary fund is exhausted in fees B
We believe Attorney General
Lyon has the whip handle in the
controversy between him and the a
winding-up commission; the ActH
is perfectly clear that the com
mission cannot employ counsel he
without the approval of the at- a
torney general. Should however 'y
the commission engage counsel gia
to advise them and pay for his dii
services out of t 3ir own funds it td
would perhaps be different. 1
T. B. Felder of Georgia, for
whom a warrant was issued to
stand trial in South Carolina, is- in
sues a challenge to Governor Ia
Blease. He says in effect, "if you ti
will come over in my yard I will V
lick von." Felder, according to if
press reports, will resist being n
brought across the line, and one
of the reasons assigned is that he
fears bodily harm will come to t
him. The idea of a Georgia col- p
onel having any such fear. Col. s
Felder could go with per-fect a
safety to the town of Newbe- -
where lives Mr. H. H. Evan. ai
who made the allegation that n
Felder tried to bribe him, and he .w
would be treated courteously. as
The fear of vioiecee is, in our a
opinion,groundless and is a lame
The South Carolina school im- a
provement association offers this
year fifty prizes of the rural dis- m
tricts which make the most ma
terial improvement. The prizes
range from 6100 down. This as
sociation has done a wonderful it
lot of good in this State the past 0
few years, and it should receive ~
the encouragement it deserves. ~
Through it there have been lib- a
raries established, school houses i
beautified, new buildings erected
and a much better equipment for i
school work. Those who contem- sj
plate contending for one of the o:
orizes should communicate with a>
the president of the associatioii
Miss Lizzie Roger-s, B~ennetts- p
ville. S. C., who will give full g
information, furnish the nieces
sar literature and any data re
quired. We would suggest to the 0i
trustees of the rural schools that
they take this matter- up right
away so as to be in position to goj
to work at the opening of the nexte
When in Columbia last week
cn. Woodrow Wilson declined
> commit himself on the wool
riff question, then before the
emocratic caucus. Bryan had
ready expressed his position as
aing in favor of free wool but
overror Wilson when asked for
a expression remained silent,
Lt wher he got to Washington
ie caucus had acted in accord
ace with the wishes of Clark and
nderwood, then the receptive
andidate for the Presidency
)und his tongue and came out
ood and strong for the tariff on
ool as presented by the House
aders. It does strike us a man
?eking the leadership of a great
arty can be large enough to
>me boldly out and take a lead
ig position even if, for party
agularity, he must yield to the
-ill of the majority when that
iajority has spoken. There is no
ainsaying it that Woodrow Wil
>n is one of the greatest men in
ublic life today. He is the
scholar in politics," but if he
ver expects to lead the great
emocratic Host he must be more
fan an ordinary politician, he
ust be a creative statesman.
A Dei~htial House Party.
A most delightful week and
ouse party was enjoyed by a
,w couples last week at the home
f Mr. John Felder near Pine
-ood. The party was given by
isses Alma and Agie Felder, at
Le hospitable home of their par
The guests came down on the
Shufly" to Pinewood Thursday
ight, and the fun began then.
'roi the time we left the train
rtil we left on Saturday after
oon every minute was enjoyed
y all. The ride out to the fine
>untry home, during which all
f us became acquainted and- saw
at it was a jolly, congenial
rowd that would be thrown to
ether for several days; was~fol
)wed by a very pleasant eVen
ig, which we thought had pass
d very quickly when the old
imily clock sounded the mid
On Friday morning all were up
right and early,4nd waiting on
ree or four automobiles, which
,ere to take us on a ride a Scott's
Aake, a very beautiful body of
rater, surrounded by a big grove
f gigantic oaks of Revolutionary
me. In this shady grove, where
pure, clear spring trickles down
ito the lake, we spent a delight
21 day. And returned home in
ie cool of the afternoon, when
ie road was shaded by the shad
ws of the trees.
On Saturday morning our host
ad to resort to farm bells, fox
orns, and all sorts of queer nois
s to arouse the sleepy crowd.
~ut he succeeded at last; and
reakfast over, we spent another
leasant morning at Flud's Mill,
large cool body of water a few
During the whole time the Fel
er home was thrown wide open
> the guests, and we saw a fine
ample of the Southern hospit.
ity. It carries one back to old
:oman and Grecian days, when
2e law of hospitality was the
rime law of the land, and form
: ties of friendship which would
st through life. And we believe
1s precedent of olden time still
ears the potent power and re
eats itself through afl ages.
Those attending the house
arty were: Misses Katie Clark,
.lma Felder, Lola Brown, Agie
'elder and Jennie Connor, and
lessrs. Walter Clark, Jack S3om
ers, Edward Andrews and Dr.
en Harvin. A.
Pinewood, S. C., June 1st.
We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for
y case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by
il's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Props., Toledo, 0.
We,. the undiersigned, have known T. J. Cheney
Sthe last i5 years. and believe him perfectly
norable in all business transactions and finan
Lly able to carry out any obligations made by
EST & TaRUAX. wholesale druggists. Toledo, 0.
ALDING, KJNNAN & MARVIN, wholesale drug
its. Toledo. 0.
Hars Catarrh Cure is taken Internally. acting
eety upon the blood and mucous surfaces of
system. Price 75c. per bottle. sold by all
uggists. Testimonials free.
all's Family Pills are the best.
If Canada Had Been Ceded to Us.
But for the wisdom of George Wash
gton and Benjamin Franklin Eng
nd would have ceded-Canada to us at
e close of the Revolutionary war.
ashington and Franklin knew that
Canada had been ceded to the colo
es France, from which Canada had
en wrested some twenty years ear
3r, would have demanded that coun
y as indemnity for the expense she
as put to in the war for our inde
ndence. With the French flag re
ored in Canada It would have been
matter of a very short time when we
ould have been at war with France,
d to save us from defeat there is
thing more certain than that We
ould have appealed to England. The
d would have come, and come swift
d irresistible, and the chances are
e would have returned to our alle
ance to the crown of England, for it
as years between the tre.aty of peace
id the formation of the Union, plenty
time to get into a quarrel with
rance over some dispute as to bound
y or fishing.-Washington Post.
Why Gold-]s a Precious Metal.
Pure or fine gold will stand any test
may be put to in comparison with
;her metals. It can be rolled or ham
ered, extending it in any direction,
atil it becomes transparent. It can
so be drawn into a thread as fine as
aman hair. It melts at about 2,000
agrees F., and, though it may be kept
ta molten state for an indefinite
me, it loses none of its weight, even
ould the -at be increased. The col
is unaffected by air, water or heat
2d will stand any test of oxidation.
o simple acid will dissolve or attack
re gold. In conjunction with silver
>d is the first metal with which man
came acquainted and Is the most
luable by reason of the vast number
'uses to which it is put. It Is found
Salmost every country in a metallic
:ate and nearly always in crystals.
he old Egyptian symbol for gold sig
ified divinity and perfection. Thi
iemical term used today is aurum.a
Nt $iich a Ddde a He i.ooked.
A prominent western man has two
sons. One is big and husky, like his
father, but the other is more slight,
and at times he rather vexes his fa
ther by- his affectation of rah-rah boy
clothes and a general air of lassitude
and dudishness. The two sons and
the father were in the library one
night, and the name of a prizefight
referee came into the conversation.
The rah-rah boy had been sitting by,
twiddling his thumbs, but his ears
pricked up at the man's name, and he
drawled: "I rather like that chap.
He's all right"
"What do -you know aboutthim?" the
other brother asked rather contemptu
"Oh, he gave me a shade the best of
it one night."
"Gave you the best of it?" both fa
ther and brother shouted.
"Yes. You see, I fight under the
name of Young Ryan, and he counted
pretty slow one time when I was
down."-Saturday Evening Post.
Threatened the KFg.
The honor of knighthood is not one
which appeals to everybody- Coke of
Norfolk, who considered that he had a
far better claim than the speaker to
the designation of first commoner of
England, strongly disliked the idea of
a handle to his name. This fact was
well known to George IV. When Coke
was chosen to head a deputation pray
ing the king to dismiss from his per
son and council those advisers who by
their conduct had proved themselves
alike enemies to the throne and peo
ple George announced that he would
get even with him. "If Coke of Nor
folk enters my presence," he declared,
"I swear I'll knight him." The threat
was repeated to Coke, who rejoined,
"If he dares such a thing I swear I'll
break his sword." And as the sturdy
Norfolk squire was quite capable of
doing this, George refrained from car
rying out his threat-London Chron
Clumsy Breton Women.
To the casual observer the Bretonne
is not attractive or even supremely in
teresting. As a femme de chambre she
is clumsy, slovenly and rough of
speech, lacking the graces and neat
ness of her Parisian sister. She shuf
fles about in felt slippers, her vlumi
nous black skirts catch in everything,
and if she waits at the table d'hote her
method of handling cutlery is strongly
calculated to sever one's jugular vein.
She has no regularity in her work, and
at the hour that she ought to be mak
ing beds she is probably sitting on the
public staircase nursing her baby. She
is generally married and, conversely,
often ten years younger than yonL take
her to be. To English eyes she Is raze
ly beautiful. Her hair is trained tight
ly under her cap. her cheeks have sel
dom any delicacy of tint, and her fg
ure and motions are ungainly and
awkward.-Wide World Magazine.
Wanted a Sleeper.
A certain physician sat in a box at
the theater the other night It hap
pened that he was the first man to
take his seat in that particular box.
The next man ushered in had been
hitting just a few of the more elevated
points in the highway prior to coming
to the theater.
"Am I intruding?" he inquired ever
so politely of the doctor. "Have you
this section engaged all for yourself?"
"No. I haven't got it engaged all
for myself. Sit down,"' replied the
doctor brusquely, for he didn't want
to encourage the stranger to carry on
any extended conversation.
"All right, then," replied the stran
ger. "If you haven't got the whole .
section I'l tell the porter to go ahead
and let down the upper berth."
The Forehead and Health.
.The forehead Is the first feature of
the face to show indisposition. The
minute one's stomach is out of order
there will be yellow spots on the
brow. When one feels faint the fore
head swill instantly show it. When
one is sick there will be freckles and
pimples upon the brow, which was
smooth and clear before. The fore
head is as good an indication of one's
general health as is the pulse.-Lon
Believe me, every heart has its se
cret sorrows which the worldl knows
not, and oftentimes we call a man
cold when he is only sad.-Longfellow.
Kindness Is catching, and if you go
around wvith a thorougbly developed
case -your neighbor will be sure to get
When Baronets Were Bold.
It was in the reign of good King
James that baronets first came into
existence. Today you could hardly tell
a baronet from a banker. But in the
year 1611, when James I. needed ready
money and created 200 "little barons"
to supply him with cash, they swag
gered about in their baldrics and sash
es and behaved in the courtliest of
fashion. Each baronet in order to
justify his title had to maintain a
small army of thirty soldiers for three
years. In this way the crafty king
not only increased his revenue, but
actually lightened his expenses.
It Is not generally -known that the
title of "baronetess" has twice been
bestowed on women. One of these was
the mother of a Dutch general. The
other was a Nottingham lady named
Dame M~aria Bolles, ~who won her way
into the good graces: of Charles I. and
received the title from his hands.
Saucers and Ringer Bowls.
Drinking from the..saucer was not a
social solecism severty-five years ago.
In fact, sets of old china may still be1
found intact that include dainty tab
lids upon which the cup was to rest
hile the contents, taken from the
saucer, were imbibed and from the at-i
tending noise apparently almost in-.
haled by the drinker. One spoon was
regarded as sufficient for all courses
-of food as well as drink, and the over
work-cd knife did duty both for cutting1
and carrying. As for finger bowls, did I
not the late Senator Tom Benton con
fide to his diary that his first experi
ence with them was at a dinner givenC
by President Van Buren? "The presi
dent," said he, "dipped his sfingers dain
tily in the bowl and dried them upon
his napkins but I rolled up my sleeves
and took a good old fashioned wash."
The Wise Judse. "
The Complainant-You see, judge, .1I
was a little too happy, as .you might
say, when I went home, and me wifeJ
was Ironin'. We had had a word or
two In the mornin,' an' so I steps up
prepared to make peace. I said, "Let's
forget ti" quarrel; we were both
wrong," when what does she do but
shove the hot Iron against me head.
IThe Judge-Trying to smooth it ofver,
of course. You can't blamne her for
The Whole Story 1
of a Perfect Glass of Tea.
Why There's no Accident About the Goodness of Our Teas.
They are Tested to the Cup Before Bought.
Nothing but choicest spring gathered varieties from
China and Japan are used. Then we purchase in large
quantities to a uniform standard, thus maintaining the ex
cellence of our brands. For further improvement we blend
several hundred pounds each of our private brands at a
time and pack them away in air-tight cannisters to take
on what is known in tea parlance as the "Ibouquet," which
is really that subtle intermingling of flavors that makes a
properly blendid Tea so superior to all other kinds. The
embodiment of all this goodness, plus twenty years ex
perience will be found in our celebrated.
SATSUMA TEA, 75c. Lb.
Of a deep amber color. Perfectly beautiful when iced.
A flavor like nectar. It's the real aristocrat.
Just tell us your Tea troubles and see how thoroughly
we can help you. Through our superior purchasing facil
ities we are enabled to offer you a Rebate Coupon Worth
Ten Cents In Merchandise Free With Every Pound of our
private brands of Teas, thus combining every advantage
of quality and price.
Drink Satsuma. Note The Difference Between It And
Others. We'll Abide Thee.
Manning Grocery Co. i
CLARENDONIS TEA EMPORIUM.
CLARENDON COUNTY -PROPERTY 8
I make a specialty of Sumter and Clarendon County _
farm lands. My sales of farm lands the past season
amounted to about $200,000. I now have on my files
letters from several hundred parties inquiring for farm
property in which they expect to invest the coming fall.
If you have farm property which you want to sell at rea
sonable prices, I would be pleased to list it and give you
the very best service possible.
My commission rates are 5 per cent. on the saie price.
Pg City, Farm and p ll .l eal Estate Loans,
Timber Property K M.lUK Money Invested at
SoldonComission R B, BELSERI f 6,7,and8percent
REAL ESTATE ATTORNEX,
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Kanufactured by us, espec
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Put up in 100 pound bags
which are much more easily
andled than the regular
~00 pound bag.
Price, $1.50 per bag.
and The Ideal
Two wonders in the kitchen. The Ladies 8
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beautiful line of
just received. Reed's guaranteed Enamel
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The Full Stock of Hardware, Enam
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The Hearty' Welcome- for all. our
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~~ holding trade., and why we are growing larg
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Manning, and you can depend upon getting
a Square Deal just as advertised, as a eontinu
ance of your trade is looked for, it will pay
you to call on us.
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