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\l ANN ING, S. C., JULY . 1913
Publishes All County and Town Of.
RUTH CHAPTER, NO. 40,
H ROYAL ARCH MASONS
Regular Meetin;. Second Men
day in Each Month.
CHARLTON DURANT. FRED LSEESNF
High Priest. Secrtury.
Mannin Chapter, No. I9
*Order of Eastern Star.'
Regular Meeting, First Tuesday
in each Month.
(Mrs.) G. M. SMILTH. W. M.
(Miss) SsiE HARVIN. Sec.
ST. PETER'S LODGE,
Meets Wednesday Evening. June 18.
Fellow Craft Degree Conferrel
E. C. HORTON. W. M.
E. J. BROWNE. Secretary.
and everfthing you'll need
for your pickling and pre
Of course, the prices are
at the bottom as usual.
Manming Gr1cery Co
Mr. H. C. Bruns of Georgetown is
visiting in Manning.
Mrs. M. L. Sauls has gone to visit
her son at Winston-Salem, N. C.
Beginninagyesterday persons can send
through the mails packages C. 0. D.
Mrs. B. P. Broadway, of Jacksonville,
Fla, was in '.fanning yesterday on f
The depot at Wilson's Mill was des
troyed by fire last Saturday night from t
The young folks of Manning enjoyed
a delightful fish fry at Martin's Lake
last evening. -
Dr. and Mrs. Ellison Capers, of Sum
merton, spent Monday In Manning on a
Miss Helen Thompson, of Sumter, is
in Manning visiting her school mate, t
Miss Margaritte Nimmer. -
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. McFaddin left
yesterday for Columbia where they ex
pect to stay for several days.
The Woman's Missionary Society of
the Methodist chnrch will meet next t
Friday afternoon at 5 o'clock.
Mr. 3. Covert Piowden, who has
been off on his summer vacation re
turned to his worg Mo.nday nignt.
Miss Virginia Wilson left last Thurs
day night to join her sister. Mrs. Belser.
for a trip to Hendersonville, N. C.
Mrs. T. M. Mouzon, accompanied by
her sister, Miss Clara Williams, of
Georgia, has gone to Virginia for rest.
.The Times editor spent last Friday
at the Isle of Palms, and you can take
it from him, the lid was on as tight asI
Mfr. J. A. Weinberg left Monday .
Dight to join his family in North Caro
lina. where they will go to New York
Mrs. J. D Huggins of Denmark a
rived in Manning Monday morning to
spend the day with the family of Mr-.1
A. H. Breedin.
We are informed that Dr. J. P. Har
rison, of Greenville, a recent graduatet
of the South Carolina' Medical college,
will soon locate at Alcolu.
Morris Ness has returned from New
York where he has been to buy his
stock for the new store which he is
about to open in Manning
The citizens of the Home Branch sec
tion are alive to the niecessity of better
school facilities, and they are going to
vote u pon themselv-es an additional tax.
A freight train left the track at the
Manning depot last Monday morning at
an early hour, and the wrecking train
had to be sent for to get it on the road
-There will be services in the Man
nling B-aotist church Sunday morntng
and Sunday night by Dr. R. W. San
ders of Greenville. The public is cor
Prof. John K. Bree~dini, dean of the
Anderson Female College, and his wife
are in Manning on a visit to Mr. Bree
din's parents, after an entended tour of
the North and Canada.
If you want to have a few days of
real pleasure take advantage of the
special rates that is being offered in
this issue by the Isle of Palms company
for the 4th, 5th i.nd 6th.
Countyv Superinrtdenit of Ed ueation.
E. J1. B'rowne, whlo has been at. Rot-k
Bill. attending a meeting of the Super
intendents of the State, and teacheris
ummer schoo!, arrived home Monday
Mlr. S J. Smith who has been so
journng at Myr-tle Beach with his
family. r-un over to Manning for a few
.day;'to look after some business but he
will return to the salt water- and the
M.1trried at the Manse by iev L. B3.
NcCord, in Mannin:z last Satur-day.
Mr. J. Henry Mouzon. of Williams
bug and Mi~s Nellie Huggrins, of the
Fo'rk, a daughter (of Mr. and Mrts. J.
Tfhere was a game of batse ball last
Saturday betwee-n Hlome Branch and
Trinity, r-esultingz in favor of Home
Branc-h. 5to 8. The Home Br-ancher,
have not been~ defe'aed this seas.>n, and
they are proud of the distinction.
Adam Fulton was shot and killed by
Madison Nelson, both negries, ias.t Sun
day mrnng on the CXnuoor Wells pla-e
on .santee. Lt is said that Nelsen wemt
to he h~ouse~ wherec Fulton was s!t-epios
and called, when Fulton raised up in
bed Nei-.on lit ed upon him through w
window. Nels'n cihumis the shooti nr
w ,s.accider nial Sherifl Gambl- art e-;e
Yeison andi lodged him mn jail to awant
erial at the next. toerm of rur.
Arant's ad.. is worth five cents. Save
Died at Asheville, N. C.. at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. I. C. Strauss.
yesterday. Mrs. lose ltyttenberg, of
Sumter, widow of the late Harry
Ryttenberg. The funeral takes place
in Sumter tomorrow.
The oil inspection act, adop'ed at the
last session of the gener.l asermbly is
now in etTect and it is to be hoped it
will be the cause of preventing the re
fused oil of other States being dumped
upon this State as has been the case in
Miss Augusta Appelt, left Manning
last .\Ionday night for Gainsville. Ga..
where she enters the Bronau t.olle e
Conservatory to take a special instruc
tor's course in music. This institution
has the reputation of being the best
music school in the South
Bright Mack the life convict who at
tempted to escape from the Clarendon
chaingang last week and was shot by
one of the guards was taken to the pen
itentiary for treatment in the hospital,
yesterday he was placed on the operat
ing table, and died in a few minutes.
It was thought the Manning post of
fice transfer would be made yesterday
so the new postmaster would begin his
duties on the beginning of the new
quarter and the beginning of the new
fiscal year, but he has not as yet receiv
ed his commission, and we do not know
just when he will take charge.
The outlook for a good season for the
tobacco people is the finest in many
years and the local buyers are making
every preparation to induce the weed
to this market. All of the best con
cerns in the United States will have
representatives upon this market and
the competition bids well to be strong.
Charlie Lun, the Chinaman who left
Manning last week, is said to soon leave
for his native land where he has be
:ome heir to a considerable fortune, at
present his family is living in Charles
on. While living in Marning Charlie
;o conducted bimself as to win the
ind feeling of all those who came in
ontact with him.
The horse stolen from the ;table of
R. D. Clark in this town, mention of
the theft having been made in The
imes last week. was recovered the
ext day about five miles from Sumter.
negro was riding the animal, and
when he saw he was being pursued be
jumped from the horse and made his
?scape through the woods.
Mr. H. D. Plowden left yesterday for
olumbia, accompanied by Dr. G. L.
Dickson, to consult with Dr. Guerry
vit a view to having a surgical opera
ion performed upon his face and neck.
1r. Plowden has a growth upon his
ieck which causes him much inconven
ence, and of late considerable pain. It
s hoped the skill of this famous physi
:ian will give Mr. Plowden relief.
For legal reasons the Woman's Mis
lionary Society of the Methodist churcb
gill not have two meetings in the
nonths of July and August as hereto
ore. The third Friday in each of
ese months we hope to meet at the
hurch as usual. Beginning with the
irst Friday in September the usual
wo meetings will be called. Mrs. G.
d1. Smith.. presiaent. Mrs. J. H. Orvin,
The organizing of chambers of com
nerce in the little towns is becoming
reneral but if they do not accomplish
he bringing together and the pulling
ogether of the merchants they are
iractically useless. The main trouble
with these or ganizations in small
owns is. thev~ are 'usually started to
-xploit some individual and they do
iot attempt to do those things which
re of material interest.
The war department is not in favor of
leepening Btack River up to Kingstree,
Lnd has so reported to the House comn
nittee. No doubt this is a disappoint
nent to the Congressmen who, when a
-andidate. would have been glad to
iave a line of steam boats running up
ud down this river. Candidates are al
ays ready and willing to get the gov
irnment to help them get votes, even
f they have to promise to ditch pri
ThosA comtemplating a trip for the
Ith should take advantage of the ad
;ertisement in this issue of the suecial
iogiam prepared by the Isle of Palms
ompany. A day at this resort is one of
he best, outings we know of, it is inex
~ensive, and more pleasure can be got
en out of it for the tooney spent than
it any place in the country. The surf
athing is excellent and the boat ride
a exhilirating, especily to those liv
g in t be inte-riturof the State. Go to
,he Isle of Palms to spend the great
Died Sunday morning in Mlanning
eter B. Mouzon, son of M1r. and Mrs.
['. 1. Mouzon, in the thir~d year of his
ige. This death is peculiarly distress
n because only about ten days ago
he parents lost an eight-year old son,
nd it leaves them chi'dless. Words
tannot express the feeling of sympathy
h community feels for the bereaved
yarents. The children were exceedingly
right and pi omising and to have this
2ome visited by the Reaper so soon is
ndeed a visitation that casts a gloom
ver the entice community. The funet at
-k pla-e Mlonday in the M1anning
The funeral of is. Ellen I. Hluggins
hose death v-as mentioned in this
ewspaper last week. took place in this:
lethodist church last Wed nesday
dternoon. Rev-. G. P. Watson, p-.tor
f the Methodist church. assisted by
Rev. H. K. Williams. pastor- of the
Alcoiu Baptist church, and Rev. L. B.
McCord, pastor of the Mlanning Presby
terian church conducted the serv-ice.
During the funeral as a mat-k of respect
the stores clesed, and there was a large
ongregation at the se-rvice. The pall
bearers were, Mlessrs Ji. -r. Stukes, Wv
1. Plowden, W. C. Davis. B. A. John
son, A. P. Burgess. and A. I. Barron,
active. Messrs. C. R. Ilarvin. J.S Wil
son. L. L. Wells and JIoseph Sprott.
Read Hir-schmnano's big sale advet
tiement in this issue. lHiischimann is
p epa: ing to lower his imm~iense stock
in oder to imake roomr for h, s fal and
winter purc-haoEs and it is an opput
tunity to get bargains. Every up-to
date mer-chant realizes tile cdi-advant
ae it is to his business to ca: c-v over
stock and lie tinds it a paymri invest
ment to give his cu-,tomers the adtvant
ag of buying at a reduced priec rather
toan to ca:rry ove ci oek from one sea
s m to another, theirfore H-irschiman
is putting on this salle w ith a view 1o
cutting down his~ suttmr stock to make
roma foir the stcki to -oon c-one it:
T~oe who have thie ca-sh on haxnd can
secure frunm this sale ood b larening~ in
the inu- that is neede' i m-v e v house
hold. Take advainta::ge of it anad save
The-e was a meeting of the tobacco
men in Fior-ence last Saturzday. when it
w.s decided ali of the war-ehouises
shoulm open uip for tihe reception of
tobacco July 10th. It was also deter
mined by them to o'ppo-e the .-seling of
tobacco on the farmits. This may have
the apptearatice of a rominie among
the wrehousemen:, but the-y say it is
n 't, this action in tixi n2 an opening
:ay is in the inte-rest of the plateris.
and in opposing the- sellirng of t he we-ed
n the farmns is to ore-vent os~s to the
ftrer. It is oui opiin,~ thle avern'ee
. hco firmier is quitle well posted,
.m: he 1 is inl o-itio tol k now w hen
an where to sel i ii s product. if in hii
j iah-m--nt it pays imn to sell at his
t ni he wi no wu. if i-ut he~ will tin.
wa lne tin i :s -tihe best mar ket ani
Editor The Manning Times:
I did not bother You with an articl
last week. I thought maybe you wou:
bave so much news matter and so man,
editorial thoughts to give us that yo
would prefer using all your space your
self. I have been writing about th
tariff, the income tax. Congress, etc
but I am coming nearer home th
week and discuss some matters in Sout
Carolina. I said sometime that the a'
erage South Carolinian loved politic:
Ihis is true, I don't care what som
folks say to the contrary. It is mor
than twelve months before the uex
primary election, and yet there at
some five or six candidates in the fiel
fctively running for governor, and a
ready the average voter has begun t
liscuss the candidates and to pick bi
,hoice. without even hearing what an
)f the candidates stand for. or annount
ing their platforms or views. In on
respect all tbese candidates stand o
he same platform, and that is the big
est plank in their platforms, to wil
.hat each fellow wants to be governor.
I noticed a short while ago that on
>f the candidates for governor had a
rticle in one of the big daily paper
.n which he said that if the peopl
would do so and so, and if the peopl
who had big tracts of land would nc
want so much for their lands, and
bese lands were cut up into sma
'arms, how much the condition of th
state would be improved, and so fortt
But the candidate never intimated tha
fe is a big land owner himself, neve
;aid anything about bow to cut up thes
yig plantations and get them owne
tnd occupied by small, but progressiv
armers. In fact he merely mentione
some unfortunate domestic conditions
ad pictured how much better certai
)ther domestic conditions would be
without offering or suggesting an.
-emedv. and strange to say, the edito
>f the big daily paper fell in and wrot
long editorial, commenting upon an
>ommending what the candidate fo
fovernor had said, and be did not offe
Mny remedy either. The whole thing
ooked like a mere effort to get in th
)apers. But I venture the voting pea
le are going tithink below the surfac
By this time next summer South Car
Plina will be in the heat of anothe
tampaign, and the campaign partie
vill be going from county to county
mnd supposed to be advancing new an
>eneficial ideas of government. I d
lope the masses of the people will d
owe thinking by next summer, anc
'lect a governor who will recommend
ad members of the legislature from th
arious counties who will carry out
ome measures of real benefit. Yo
now the making of a few crimina
aws is a small matter, and I sometime
vonder why so many members of tb
egislature will content thems'l, a w
rying to pass some little criminal stat
ite, or some little school measure per
aining to some township in his county
without ever touching or giving though
o the larger questions which effect al
he people. The biggest question be
ore the people of our State, in m3
pinion, is this tax question. Nobod:
ill deny that our taxes are higl
nough, and certainly no one will den;
hat our present system of taxation i:
umersome and does not work equall:
ipon the people. We people who livt
ight here in the town of Manning pay
ve? 31 per cent taxes every year
ounting state, school, county and mu
icipal taxes, and then we have to pay
city license to do business besides
Iark you, I said 31 per cent, not 31
ills, and if you do not believe it, coun
Sup for yourself. Under our presen
ystem, the man who is honest and con
eientious in returning his property ai
sfull value, or at even the supposei
axable value, pays more taxes that
is neighbor who is not so scrupuloui
d tries to pay as lhttle taxes as possi.
e. and under-values his property bt
alf, or even returns it at one-third os
ne-fourth its value, and the trouble it
at he gets off at that, and our preseni
ws seem to be utterly impotent it
beir enforcement to make the ta,
dger pay what he ought to. Now]
ould cite some specific instances t<
rove this, but I do not want to be per
nal. Everybody knows the truth o
that T amt saying In a year of peac
ie this, and when we have no politics
nd everybody is working along mak
ag a living, it is a good time for pee
,e to think about a question like this
t~nd if anybody in Clarendonm is think
og about running for the general as
embly next summer, let him go t<
osting himself on our tax system an<
ee if he cannot evolve a general tay
aw that will put property on the tay
oks in some sort of way that wil
ear equally upon all. Now I know
hat there are many difficulties whici
will have to be overcome, 'especialla
ben the equalization amonx the va
ious counties in the State tax questiot
considered, but our system can bt
'astly improved. It would take tot
uch writing for me to even give at
utline of some changes in our presen
ax laws which have suggested them
elves to me, but I havte some views.
I do not contemplate running for goi'
rnr or for the legislature myself, ant
will content myself if I can get pros
ective candidates for these offices, wh<
re supposed to be reformers and ad
anced thinke'rs, to take up this tas
uestion, and go to studying it. ThE
reatest need tnat South Carolina hat
n-day is a revision of her tax laws, an<
he man who can accomplish a good re
'ison and remodel our present lawt
till be a statesman, and not ornly makt
,name for himself, but be the greatesi
menefactor to his people and his State
am told that a few ef our neighboring
tates here in the so-,;th have complete
y remodeled and improved their sys
ems of tax assessment. It can be done
Thy can't some of our legislators gel
road enough and wise enough to do il
n South Carolina. Of course, it is
rood big auestion, and will take somnt
tudy on thie part of the man who triet
t, to frame the bill, and then still inert
orce to put it through, but it certainly
s needed in South Carolina. I do no
ook for any practical suggestions or
his matter from the various candidatet
or governor next summer, because tha
unch is going to tr~y to olay first thit
olitical card for their benefit, anc
.oid this political rock which miuh
rork against them, so that the states
nan who can accomplish the job ha:
ot to come from among the people it
n of the counties, and go to the legis
ature. I should like to see Clarendor
roduce such a man. He will not onl
mmortalize himself, but be a grea
enefactor to his State. If any body con
emplates running for the legislaturt
text summer, now is the time for hin
o commence studying the most, import
ant question affecting our domestic
aws in the State.
The next article I write I am think
g of coming still nearer home ant
liscussing some local county laws tha
ye need My article is already too lont
o take them up this week.
J. HARRY LESESNE.
Unsightly Face Spots
tre cured by Dr. Hobson's Eezem
itment, which heals all skin erus:
ions. No matter how tong you hav
>een troubled by itching, burning, o
ealey skin humors, just, put a little c
hat soothing antiseptic. Dr. Hobson'
czema Ointment on the sores, and th
ouffring stops instantly. Healing be
tins that very minute. Doctors usei
.n their pract ice and recommend it. Mr
lleman, of Littletown, Pa., says: "Ha
sczema on forehead; Dr. Hobson's Ec2
snia Ointment cured it in two weeks;
3uaranteed to relieve or money refund
ed. Alt druggists, or by mail. Pric
S0e. P-feiller Chemical Co., Philade:
The Black River Union met with the
Clarendon Baptist church, at Alcolu,
last Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The
attendance was good, and a number of
good addresses were made that related
themselves to Sunday school work; the
meeting was interspersed with several
sermons which were also of a high or
der. The offering Sunday morning,
which in amount. was more than $25.
goes to help rebuild the Baptist church
at St. Stephens, that was destroycd
by aire severar weeks ago, this church,
it, is thought, was burned by an incen
diary on account of the pastor's attack
upon the illicit sale of liquor in that
section. The Clarendon Baptist church
services are aeing well attended, the
Sucday school has almost doubled in
th, last two months, and at a recent
meeting thee were three accessions to
the membership, one by letter and the
others by baptism.
The Supervisor of Sumter county
after an inspection of the petition and
the registration books has decided
there are sufficient names to warrant
him in ordering the election to decide
whether or not Sumter shall re-estab
lish the dispensary system. There is 1
no doubt. the contest will be hot and i
exciting as those who oopose the legal 1
sale of alcoholic beverages will leave
no stone ucturned to prevent the es
tablishment of the system, and we
have no do~abt the other side is equally i
determined. Clarendon will watch
the outcome of this election with keen
interest, and the decisision either way
will have its influence upon the senti
ment here, should Sumter re-establish
the dispensary there will be a strong
demand for it~ in Clarendon, but the
only way Clarendon can give an ex- 1
pression on the question before the
present statutory time which we think 1
is about three years more, is for a
special At of the general assembly,
and whichs no easy task to accom
Will Close on the Fourth.
We, t h e undersigned merchants,
hereby agree to close our places of bus
icess for the entire day of July 4, next:
The Manning Grocery Company, Inc.
By C. R:. Breedin, Pres and Treas.
Manning 5. 10 and 25c Store.
R. R. Jenkinson.
S. R. Venning.
Levi Mercantile Company. 4
The New -idea Company.
Player Furniture Company.
DuBose Barber Shop, half day.
B. A Johnson.
J. E. Arant.
The Manning Hardware Company.
Dickson's Drug Store. by H. H. H.
The Clarendon Millinery.
Katzoff's Bargain Store.
Manning Furniture Company.
Plowden Hardware Company.
Manning Candy Kitchen, half day. 1
J. H. fisrby.
T.. E. Wilkins.
Sam Dukes Electrocuted.
The electrocution of Sam Dukes who
murdered Policeman Isadore Barwick
at Pinewood February 10th, this year, t
toolk place yesterday in the State pen- e
itentiary at Columbia. The electrocu- t
ion was witnessed by about thirty per- r
sons including Messrs. Robert and B. T. C
Barwick, of Pinewood, brothers of the c
deceased Policeman Barwick, and Mr r
John Barwick of Sumter. Dukes was
pronounced dead in one minute and five D
econds a ter the current was turned 1
n. Dukes was convicted at the last..
erm of the court, and was sentenced s
y Judge Gage to be executed on Junes
27th. Tne governor granted a reprieve i
o July 1st, to break the precedent of t
naking Friday a special day for the j
execution of criminals. When every- a
hing was in readiness for the execu- t
ion the superintendent of the peniten- t
tary asked Dukes if he had anything c
o say, whereupon Dukes said, ''I want t
o say to all '.bat may have any thing 1;
gainst me, that I hope they will for- t
ive me for any wrong that I have d
one. The Lord has forgiven me and e
[ hope you will too." He then thank
d the guards for their kindnesses to s
iim, and the helmet was adjusted, the
eurrent, turned on and 1900 volts of
lectric current passed through his a
body ki lintz him in about a minute.
The killing of Policeman Barwick at
Piewood was entirely unprovoked, j
Mr. Barwick had given Dukes no cause i
to shoot, him, be merely asked him if s
e was Sam flukes and for a reply
Dukes fired into him. The people of s
Pnewood labored under the severest
strain to keep from taking the jawt
into their own hands after Dukes was
aptured Mr-. Barwick was a popular I
young man, and had quite a large fam-,
ily connection in and about Pinewood.
Rid Your Children of Worms.
You can change fretful, ill-tempered
:hildren into healthy,, bappy young
stes, by ridding them of worms. Toss
ing, roiling. grinding of teeth, crying ~
out while asleep, accompanied with in
tense thirst, pains in the stomach and E
bowels, feverishness and bad breath, I
are symptoms that inoicate worms.
Kickapoo Worm Killer, a pleasant can-a
:y lozenge, exp~els the worms, regulates
the bowels, restores your children to 9
belth and happiness. Mrs. J. A Bris
bin, of Elgin. Ill., says: "I have used t
Kickapoo Worm Killer for years, andt
entirely rid my children of worms. I
would not be witdout it." Guaranteed. I
All (druggists, or by mail. Price 25c.
Kickapoo Indian Medicine Co., Phila- 1
delphia and St. Louis.
T RIN ITY.
Although some may think that Trin
ity has gone out of existence there is
enough news in the Fork to have a
newspaper' of its own. However we
will donate these few notes to help the
Mlessrs. John and William MicDaniel
of Tindal attended a fish fr-y at Brew
inton last Friday.
The Presidinfg Elder Rev. Walter I.
Herbert preached a very effective ser
mon to a large~ congregation at Trinity
last Sunday afternoon, after which the
generai sessi on of the quarterly con
The new Miethodist church which
has been under ereetion at ri-nity for
sometime is nearing completion andI
will soon be ready for use.
Died last Friday evening in the Fork
tme infant son of Mr. and Mr's. A. J.
Miss Hattie Hierlong entervtained her H
school0 with a tish fry at Brewingzton
lat Friday. In addition to the young
peole around Trinity. several attend
ed from other places.
Tbi~s sc'htol (Bay wood) has just closed
af tr an ext ra long and successful term.C
It seems to be becoming fashionable
for young men to take young ladies to 1
pinics and let, visitors entertain them.
Evidently Mr. William Holladay is
get:r~ stucek on the Trinity girls. He
evel. got .,tuck on one's hat pin last
Rheumiatism and the Heart.
Don't overiook the grave fact that1
rhumatism e asiy settles in the
hear." and disturbs the valvular ac
to. Thie curec consists in removing
the cause. F(ley Kidney- Pills so) tone
u and strengtlhen the kidneys that they
kre the blood free of poisons and uric
aeitI erystals. that 'cause rheumatism,
swrl In join; s. backache, urinary irreg
ua.;-2. and di.turb) heart action. Try
them. For sale by all dealers every
WILL ORDER AN ELECTION.
People of Sumter to Have Opportunity to
Vote on Dispensary Issue.
Supervisor Pitts stated Tuesday after
I noon that he would order an election on
c the dispensary, to be held on the third
u Tuesday in August. After going over
the names on the dispensary petition,
the registration books and comparing
e them with the county treasurer's exe
cution books it was found that more
S than one-third of the qualified voters of
b the county had signed the petition and
there was nothing left then for the su
pervisor to do but order the election.
e For the past three weeks Supervisor
e Pitts and Mr. R. L. McLeod have been
working on the petition, the registra
e tion books and the county treasurer's
execution books and have had hardly
any tine for anything else. They have
o been busy, probably the hardest part
s of their duty being in answering the
v thousand and one questions which the
the prohibitionists, dispensaryites and
e parsons just out of curiosity had to ask
0 concerning what the supervisor was do
ing in connection with the matter and
what he would do.in future. It is safe
to say that the course taken by Super
e visor Pitts, while it might not meet
: the approbation of all the most ardent
, workers on either side, is as fair as one
a could have been devised.
D His idea was to find out whether one
t third of the qalified voters of the county
f baa signed the petition and he found
I out that they had. He first took the pe
a tition and carefully compared it with
. the registration books, removing all
t names which were not to be found on
r the registration books. as only qualified
a voters were wanted. He then went over
I the list and compared it with the names
a of those 'registered voters who had not
I paid their poll taxes before the fifteenth
, of March, eliminatingall names of those
who had not paid their poll tax six
, months before the time of the election.
F Next he went over the registration
r books. removing all names of those who
were known to be dead or moved away
I f r o mi the county. The registration
r books were then compared with the poll
e tax executions of the county treasurer
r and the names of those non-signers of
a the dispensary petition who had not
- paid their poll taxes six months before
a the date of the proposed election were
eliminated. Before this task was com
pleted it was found that more than a
r third of the qualified voters of the
county had signed the petition and Su
peryisor Pitts left off his comparisons
There were left on the dispensary pe
tition 793 names. The names of the
i fifty persons who had signed the dispen
sary and anti-dispensary petitions were
removed from the dispensary petition.
When Supervisor Pitts left off his work
of comparison of the tax execution
books and the registration books, with
six townships still to be comnared, he
had left 2.376 names of qualified voters
t on the registration books. Of course,
this number would be considerably re
duced if the comparison was continued
to the end. However, this final compar
ison was not necessary and Supervisor
Pitts did not think it any use to go fur
ther than to find out for a certainty
that more than a third of the qualified
voters had signed the petition asking
for an election on the dispensary ques
tion, of whether or not Sumter county
should re-establish the dispensary.
The decision to order an election will
no doubt be the signal for the com
mencement of one of the hottest cam
paigns ever held in this county between
the prohibitionists and the anti-orohib
itionists. The election will be on the
third Tuesday in August and. it is prob
able that the het weather will be made
even more hot by the ringing campaign
speeches and the earnest fight which
will be put up.-Sumter Item, June 25.
[By John P. Thames.l
A griculture is the a reatest among the
arts, for it is first in supplying our ne
cessities, it is the mother and nurse of
all arts. It favors and strengthens pop
ulation. It increases and maintains
manufacturing. Gives employment to
navigation and materials to commerce.
It imitates every specialty of industry
and opens to nations the channels of
opulaney. It is also the strongest bound
of well regulated societies, the surest
basis for fraternal peace and natural
associate of good moral. We ought to
count among the benefits of agriculture
the charms which practices of its com
-munications the country life. T h e
charms that has made a country in our
own view is the retreat of the hero, the
asylum of the sage and the temple of
the historic muse. The strong desire,
the longing after the country wbich we
ind the bulk of mankind to be pene
trated points to it as a chosen board of
the subluminary bliss. The sweetest
occupancy -for culture with her varied
roducts and attendant enjoyment is
the last relief from the stifling atmos
phere of the city. The monotony of the
subdividers employment, the anxious
uncertainty of commerce, the vexation
of ambition so often disappointed of self
love, so often mortifies of ficticious
pleasures unsubstantial vanities. Health
the first and best of all blessings of life.
If preserved and fortified by the prac
tice of culture. The state of well being
which and cannot define. The self sat
isfing disposition which dep.ends per
haps on tbe perfect equilibrium and
easy play of vital forces turns the slig ht
est acts of pleasure and make every ex
ertion of our facilities a force of enjoy
ment. This inestimabie state of our
body functions is most vigorous in the
country and if lost elsewhere it is in the
country we expect to recover it
In ancient times the sacred plow em
The king and yawful fathers of man
And some with whom are com[pared
thr nec rbem
Are ybur inth rbeo our summer day;
Have held the scale of empire, to rule
the storm wvar,
Thn with unwearied hands disdain lit
tle delicacies sized..
We deplore the disposition of young
men to get away from their farmi home
to Jarge cities 'where they are subject
to difficulties and temptations which
they but too often fail to overcome. Ds.
pend upon it if you hold your sons and
brothers 6ack from roaming away into
perilous centres. You mnust steadily
make three attempts to abate the task
work of farming to raise maxium crops
and profit is to surround your work with
exhaltation of intellectual progress.
You must elevate the whole spirit of
our vacation for your rac.t~tions sake
till no other can out strip it in what
much adores and strengthens the civil
ized state. We long observed, and with
unfeigned regret the growing tendency
of young men and lads ye t early in their
teens to obominate the healthful an.d
enobling cares of the farmz for the din
gerous excitement and vicisitudes of
the city life and trade. The life of fire
side and friendly circles in the Q uiet ru
ral districts are every day sacrifice tO
this lamentable mania of the times
Young men favored with every comfort
of life and not overworked, fancied that
they may be far better than to guide an
,ox or turn the stubborn glibe, and wit hi
-out the merest trifle of consideration
a their hands are withdrawn from the
e implements of agriculture and given to
fthe offiees or shopwork of the cities
whib generally proves vastly agree
Sable of profitable than they had in their
inexcusable thoughtlessness anticipat
t ed aisappointment, and chagrined they
.faint under the advance of nimbled mis
chance that comes so swift of feet. and
- where one is enabled to withstand the
'sweepng tide of sensation tive are sub
-merged in its angry waves and is bur
-ted on to ruin. Every year finds hun
-dreds, yea thousands of such victims,
THE SPOILS OF VICTORY.
According to a despatch it
yesterday morning's newspaper;
the postmaster at San Francisco
Cal., has put Postmaster Gener
al Burleson in a position to "pal
up or shut up." It will be recall
ed that Postmaster General Bur
leson announced a policy or no1
removing postmasters until their
commissions expired, u n le s
charges of inefficiency were
proven against them, but Mon
day he wired the San Franciscc
Postmaster requesting his resig
nation; this official politely re
fused to comply with the re
quest, stating that his commis
sion does not expire until 1916,
that no charges have been made
against him, and none can be
made with propriety and justice.
If the policy of the postal de
partment as announced in the be
ginning of the Democratic admin
istration was honestly made, then
unless there are charges proven
against the San Francisco post
master, it looks to us that Mr.
Burleson will have to recant, or
remove the man whether or no.
We do not take any stock in the
professions of the politicians at
the head of the government when
they announce a policy which
will keep their fellow party men
from sharing the spoils of a par
ty victory, and when it was giv
en out the administration would
not remove unless for sufficient
cause we did not think then it
would stand by it. "To the vic
tors belong the spoils" is the
principle politics is worked by,
and when the Republicans get
into control, regardless of their
outward professions, they are
going to have the fruits of their
victory where they can find a
member of their party to re
ward, so it is with the Demo
crats, and it is pure unadulterat
ed hypocrisy to profess other
We are glad of this San
Francisco episode, and we sin
cerely hope this postmaster will
stand firm to test the sincerity
of the Postmaster General's
early professions, by doing so
he will either force an out an
out removal or he will hold on
to the place. We know the head
of the department can request
the President to remove a post
master, and when he does the
President will in all probability
comply with the request, but if
the matter is contested on the
ground of a violation of the ad
ministration's polcy the case
may go before the senate com
mittee and that b'ody will be the
judges whether or not the Post
master General was right in re
questing the resignation.
The more the horrible tragedy
which was enacted in Lexington
county that wiped out an entire
family is investigated the more
it is believed a member of the
family coinmitted the murders,
set fire to the home and killed
himself. The Jacobs family are
prominently connected and was
highly esteemed. At first it was
thought the house was struck
by lightning which set the house
on fire and so stunned the in
mates that they were unable to
give an alarm and were burned
to death, but when signs of viol
ence were found' the lightning
theory was abandoned, and while
all ttheories are mere conjectures
it is accepted the family was de
stroyed by human hands. The
latest is that John D. Jacobs the
head of the household was heard
to say, "were it not for leaving
his family" he "would commit
suicide." and from this remark
many believe he did the killing.
Dr. Mary Walker who claims
to be the original woman's suf
fragist says there is nothing in
the declaration of independence
or the constitution denying the
right of women to vote. If her
conclusions are correct it seems
to us the easiest way to deter
mine this question is to make a
test case in the courts and have
it settled for all time.
The selection of Ed DeCamp,
of Gaffney, to the presidency of
the press association was indeed
a happy one, and we predict
that under his administration
the gang will enjoy their- outings
as their is no one better quali
fied than DeCamp to find and
give a good time.
DON'T use a cough medicine con tain
ing opium or morphine. They constipate
the bowels and do not cure. only stille
the cough. Examine the label and if
the medicine contains these harmful
opiates refuse it. Foley's Honey and
Tar Compound contains no opiates, is
healing and soothing. For sale by all
tims of every class. The smoothing
tongue parlor gambler and rake to the
more degraded if not more despiseable
bowery boy and dead rabbits while the
prison doors and worse, the gates of in
famy, close on many lost ones who had
been saved but Tor foolish desertions of
the home and school friends. It has been
well said that for a young man of un
stable habits and without religious prin
ciples there is no place where he will
be so soon ruined as in a large city.
Parents throughout the country have
not failed to realhze this startling truth
and to sorely mourn the strange inclin
ation of their sons to encounter the fas
cinating snar-es and pitfalls of the city
residents and fashion. Iu brief let the
country lad be as well educated for the
farm as his city cousin frr the bat- or
counting room, and by all possible
means let the farmer be ledl to properly
estimate his high and honor-able posi
tion in a community. Ever- remember
writes Goldthwait, that for health and
substantial wealth, for rare opportuni
ties for self improvement and real inde
pendence, farining is the best business
in the world. History tells of one who
was called from the plow to the palace,
from the farmi to the fot-um, and when
e had silenced the anxgry tumult of the
state resumed again the quiet duties of
a husband man of whose resting place I
Such gr-aves as his.are pilgrim shrines,
Shrines no code or creed continedi:
The delphian vales Paiistines,
The .nae of the mind.
We are frequently asked, what
has become of the congressional
inquiry which a few weeks ago
had everybody on the qui vive
to learn how much money was
spent to secure the seat in con
gress from the first district.
Judging from appearances the
matter has gone to sleep as we
have seen nothing in the press
despatches going to show any
thing stirring at Washington,
and we pros me the first news
would come m that quarter.
So far as we are concerned, we
are not going to melt a collar
about the matter one way or
another, as we are not in the
Washington seems to be a mill
to grind out investigations. The
time of the extra session of con
gress is taken up with the in
vestigation of this or that report
and it is about time something
in the nature of substantial leg
islation was being turned out.
The editors of the State were
treated loyally last week at the
Isle of Palms.
Deafness Cannot be Cured
by localapplications. as they cannot reach the
diseased portion of the ear. There is only one
way to cure deafness, and that is by constitu
tional remedies. Deafness is caused by an in
flamed condition of the mucous lining of the
Eustachian Tube. When this tube gets inflam
ed you have a rumbling sound or imperfect hear
ing, and when it is entirely closed deafness is
the result. and unless the inflammation can be
taken out and this tube restored to its normal
condition,hearing will be destroyed forever: nine
cases out of ten are caused by catarrh, which is
nothing but an inflamed condition of the mu
We will give One Hundred Dollars for any
case of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that can
not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for
F. T. CHENEY & CO.. Toledo. O.
Sold by druggists, 75c.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
A Heavy Ourden.
A Bad Back Makes Life Miser
able for Many Manning People.
A bad back is a heavy burden.
A burden at night when bedtime
Just as bothersome in the morning.
Ever try Doan's Kidney Pills for it?
Know they are for kidney backache
-and for other kidney ills?
If you don't, some Manning people do.
Read a case of it.
Mrs. R. L. Logan, Manning, S. C.,
says: "For a long time I had trouble
from weak kidneys, and I suffered from
a lame and aching back that kept me
from getting my proper rest at night.
Doan's Kidney Pills, which 1 got from
Dr. W. E. Brown & Co.'s Drug Store.
(now the Dic son Drug Co.,) were used
as directed and they relieved me. At
the present time I am enjoying much
better health." -
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo,
New York, sole agents for the United
Remember the name-Doan's-and
take no other.
Bankrupt's Petition for Discharge
DISRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA,i
In t he matter of J. J. Nettles,
TJo the Honorable H. A. M. Smith,
Judge of the District Court of the
United 8tates for the District of
J. J. Nettles, of Alcola, in the coun
ty of Clarendon, sud State of South
Carolina, in said district, respectful
ly represents that on thle 17th day of
January, last past he was duly ad
judged Bankrupt under the acts of
Congress relating to Ban kruptcy;
that he has duly surrendered all his
property and rights of property, and
has fully complied witnl all the re
quirements of said acts a~nd of 'the
orders of the court touching his
Wherefore he prays that he may be
decreed by the court to have a full
discharge from all debts provable
against his estate under said Bank
rupt Acts, except such debts as are
excepted by law from such discharge.
Dated this 13th day of June, A. D.,
1913. J. J. NETTLES,
ORDER OF NOTICE THEREON.
DISTRICT OF' S. C.-ss:
On this 27th day of June, A. D.
1913, on reading the foregoing peti
tion, it is
Ordered by the Court, that a hear
ing be had upon the same on the 30th
day of July, A. D., 191:3, before said
cort at Charleston, S. C., in said
district, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon,
and that notice thereof be published'
in The Manning Times, a newspaper
printed in said district, and that all
known creditors and other persons
in interest may appear' at the said
time and place and show cause, if
any they have, why the prayer of
the said petitioner should not be
And it is further ordered by the
court, that the clerk shall send by
mail to all known creditors copies of
said petition and this order, address
ed to them, at their places of resi
dence as stated.
Witness the Honorable H. A. M.
8mith, Judge of the said court, and
the seal thereof at Charleston, S. C.,
in said district on the 27th day of
June, A. D.. 1913.
RICHARD W. HUTSON,
To Prevent Blood Poisoning
apply at once the wonderful old reliable DR.
PORTER'S ANTISEPTIC HEALING OIL, a sur
gical dressing that relieves pain and heals at
the same time. Not a liniment. 25c.50c. $1.00.
Notice of Discharge.
I will apply to the Judge of Probate
for Clarendon County. on the 30th day
of July, 1913, at 11 0>'Clock a. mt., for
letters of discharge ats .immstrat or
of the Estate of J1ulia A. Parker. de
ceased. ..B KR
Lake city. S. C., June 30, 1913.
Notice of Discharge.
I will apply to the Judge of Probate
fotr Clarendon County, on the 30th day
of July, 1913, for letters of discharge as
Executrix of tihe Estate of Sarah J.
ICARlRIE D)EBELLE LEGG.
.\anniug. S. C.. June 30, 1913.
ITO GET RID OF MOSQUITOES
You can Sleep. Fish, Hunt or attend to any work
without being worried by the biting or singng
of Mosquitoes. Sand-flies. Gnatsor other insects
For Sale-One 50-inch Simond Saw,
8x9 forty teeth. One 50-inch Diston
Saw in good repair. R. D. Weatherford.
Itch relieved in 30 minutes by Wool
ford's Sanitary Lotion. Never fails.
Sold by Dickson Drug Co., druggists.
5 or 6 doses 666 will break any case
of Chills and Fever; and if taken then
as a tonic the Fever will not return.
Anything you want in sheet music
S. I. Till has it. All 25c. music 15c.
50c. music 25c. by mail postpaid. This
department is in charge of Mrs. W. F.
Ducker, phone 690 Sumter, S. C.
Farm Wanted-Sever- Marlboro
farmers have asked to get them farms
in Clarendon. Write me what you
have and best price. R. Cosby Newton;
Bennettsville. S. C
For Weakness and Loss of Appetite
The Old Standard general strengthening tonic.
GROVE'S TASTELESS chil TONIC. drives out
Malaria and builds up the system. Atrue tonic
andsureAppetizer. Foradnltsandchblden. Soc.
This is to state that I have mislaid or
destroyed certificate No.' 11 for ten
shares of the capital stock of the Bank
of Pinewood, S. C., par value $20.00
per share. Date of certificate December
16th, 1912. I will apply for a duplicate
of certificate ;n 45 days.
Ezs R I ATES
State <.f Souti " ... ilna, I
County of C :wendon, -
Peisonally, ap~peardt. before me Mrs.
C. W. Bates, who on ca.h says that she
lives in the State and county aforesaid,
in Town aforesaid, and that she ownes
ten shares of the capital stock of the
Bank of Pinewood, a duly incorporated
Bank doing business in the aforesaid
State, county and town, and that her
certificate number eleven for ten
shares of the capital stock of the said
Bank of Pinewood has been lost.
MRS. C. W. BATES.
Sworn to before me this 18th day of
R. A. RIDGILL,
(SEAL) Notary Public in S. C.
Isle of Palms
Sullivans Island, S. C.
Tickets sold May 31st, and on each
Saturday to and including Septem
ber 13th, 1913, limited to reach Man
ning returning prior to midnight
Tuesday next following date of sale.
North and East.
For any information address
T. C. WHrTE, H. D. CLARK,
Gen. Pass. Agt , Ticket Agt.,
Wilmington, N. C. Manning, S. C.
WE Reove Nervous Depression s.d Low Spis
The Old Standard general strengthening tonic,
ROVE'S TASTELEsSchzII TONIC. arouses the
iver, drives out Malaria and builds up the sys- -.
e. A sure Appetizer and aid to digestion.S.c
The Cheery Dandelion.
Of all the merry, happy go lucky
flowers the yellow dandelion takes the
prize. It is "bon camarade" with the
rich and the poor. Its saucy, impudent
little face greets you from the center
of your choicest flower bed, and it
smiles cheerily up at you from the
dusty highway. In the crowded alley.
reeking wit'" ilth, it bravely opens its
yellow pet:dls. Anywhere and every
where that a bit of earth can accumu
late there appears the little dandelion.
A veritable street ga'min, how it lives
and how it thrives .is a mystery much
like its buman brothers. Close to the
pavements, under the horses' feet.
snuggled in areaways, laughing from
the gutter, the cheerful little rascal
wins your love in spite of yourself.
And out In the country what glorious
timecs they all have together, starring
the grass with golden stars, the joy of
the children atnd the curse of the gar
If a substitute-is offered you for Foley
Kidney Pills, it means a cheaper medi
cine is pressed upon you for the dealer's
proit. not for yours. Foley Kidney
Pills may cost the dealer more than a
heaper substitute, but the give better
results than any other kidney and blad
der medicine. Ask for Foley Kidney
is. For sale by all dealers every
- A: Contractor.
"What's your husband's businesS2'
"Dets. "-- New Orleans Times-~Demo
God gives every birds its food. but
does niot throw it Iuto te nest.-J. G.
The agonizing discomfort and sense
f suffocation tnat accompany hay fever
nd asthma may be greatly alleviated
y the use of Foley's Honey and Tar
Compound. It has a soothing effect on
the mucus linings, and relieves the
gasping and tickling sensation in the
troat and bronchial tubes. For sale by
all dealers every where.
in thle eye ::nd have wa~xed In the
Inorin: to thId it gone~ i flu man
at'es of this kindl the fnreignl matter
i~s ben dissolved by the moIsture of
Not What She Meant.
"I thinkl th b~laby has your hair.
naam' said~ the nurse girl. looking
pleasantly ait her mistress.
'Gracios:" exclaimed the lady.
glancing upi from ber novel. "Rln
into the nursery and take it away
from hIm. What will that chIld do
For Infanits anid Ohildren.
The Kind You Have Alwajs Bought