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True, we have
have always. beel
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spoken the truth.
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ing Car, fitted with al'
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.FACTORIES: New Yo
TO WORK FOR CAUSE
AND NOT FOR A JOB
Ex-Warehouse Commissioner John
L. McLaurin has given out the fol
Bennettsville, S. C., Feb. 17, 1917.
Hon. J. A. Banks, President, State
Dear, Sir-I am satisfied that it will
be best for the cause in which we
are so deeply interested, that I should
not become a candidate for office
either now or hereafter. It was a
wise step to get a ticket in the field
so as to give us a definite rallying
point. Now you can get a man in
in place and permit me to canvass
the State during the summer for the
ticket so as to perfect an organiza
tion. These questions must be pre
sented and made the paramount is
sue and if I do so as a candidate for
governor 'it will greatly hamper me,
because my~ motives wvill be question
edI. I dedicated myself years ago to
this work and need no rewvard to in
spire my efforts. THE . PEOPLE
HAVE BEEN HUMBUGGED SO
MUCH SINCE 1890 BY THOSE
WHOSE ONLY OBJECT HAS BEEN
TO SECURE OJ"FICE, THAT -THEY
ARE JUSTLY SUSPICIOUS OF
FOR SALE !
If not disposed of pri
vately prior to'that time I
will offer on Monday the
5th day of March, next, in
front of the Court House
in the town. of Manning,
S. C., my residence (where
I now reside) with lot 106
feet front and 312 feet
ileep at public sale. Any
One wishing to see the pre
mises, or get information~
concerning ,this property
can do so by calling on
Mr. C. R. Harvin. Would
trade for a sinall place.
MRS. KATE 0. HARVIN,
.Manning, S' C.
ament-so the ,car.- An honi
read a Chevrolet statement
elaimed certain qualities for
y riding comfort, low cost a
t prepared to support our si
,the Chevrolet model-now
1otor value in its price class.
ment-see the Chevrolet cai
-as thousands of others hav
ouring Car $550.00. Roadster, $535.00
l weather top, $625.00. "Baby Grand"
equipped, $800.00. Chevrolet eight c:
anger Touring Car, $1385.00. All pri
umter Motor C<
it Hotel : S
rk City, Tarrytown-on-Hudson; Flint,
Jalifornia; Oshawa, Canada; Fort Wo
CANDIDATES. THERE IS A GOOD
SIZE CROP NOW OF SELF SEEK
ING DEMAGOGUES TRYING TO,
EXPLOIT BOTH LABORER AND
FARMER TO PROMOTE THEIR
PERSONAL FORTUNES AND PO
LITICAL AMBITIONS. THIS DIS
COUNTS THE EFFORTS OF THE
MAN WHO IS SIlNCERELY ADVO
CATING A CAUSE.
This is why prohibition is a failure;
many of the loudest advocates keep
their private stock and want to pro
hibit everybodys liquor but their own.
It is a disgusting spectacle to see
one known to be a drunkard nake
a prohibition speech in the legisla
ture, or law officers drinking blind
tiger whiskey. The government of
any state is rotten where such sights
or such men are tolerated. The truth
is that we are suffering from the
moral degradation following the dis
pensary, and it is time to shut out
whiskey and have house cleaning in
South Carolina. I wish to assist in
that good wvork, but I am not the
man to run for Governor. I believe
we neetl to get rid of all of the 01(d
political hacks and chronic offce seek
ers. The office seeking mania bids
fair to swamp the treasury. About
one primary voter ont of twenty is
an offce holder of some kind and each
Legislature add~s to the number, with
the result that taxes have increased
about 25 per cent in the last five
years. Every appropriation bill is
I arger, wvhile property values are sta
tionary or shrinking. A good busi
ness man could1 am the State Goy
ernent more efficientiy with one
third less office holders and one-half
the expense if it were handled as he
wouldl his private buisiness. While wve
are making a fi ht for a p)rolier sys
tem of handlin y andi marketing our
cotton crop, let us not forget reform
in taxation and an eflicient but eco
nom ical system of government.
The Western States, notably the
Dakotas have just been through thie
light, and I am in touch with the
leadlers there. They advise me that
the mnan who gets up the organization
and dloes the wvork, should not be a
candidate for office. I believe this is
true. I got as far as I could with the
Ware-house system and resigned to
force its development. I could not
do it for myself BUT I CAN FOR.
Winter Brinigs Colds to Children
A child rarely goes through the
whole winter without a cold, and
every mother should have a reliable
remedly handy. Fever, sore throat.
tight, chest and croupy coughs are'
sure. symptoms. A dose of Dr. Bell's.
Pine Tar Honey will loosen theI
p~hlegmn, relieve the congested lungai
and stop the cough. Its antiseptic
pine balsam8 heal arid soothe. For
croup, whooping 'cough and chronle
bronchial troubles try Dr. Bell's Pine
Tar Honey. At. all Druggists, 25c.
making any ex
f upkeep-but we
;atement with the
, ride in it.
--that we have
"Four Ninety" Tour
Touring Car or "Royal
ylinder four passenger
!es F. 0, B. Flint.
UMTEI, S. C
Mich.; St. Louis, Mo.;
This Legislature has surrendered to
the insurance trust. The new laws
wipe out the Laney-Odom Act and
give the companies just what they de
manded. It is a shame and disgrace
to South Carolina. This must be ex
plained to the people and those re
sponsible for it shown up. This is
the weakest General Assembly since
1876. They were elected on a fac
tional issue and simply do as they
are told. It is no use to get mad
they don't know any better. Look
at the champions of law and order,
and advocates of prohibition opposing
the "Bone Dry" Bill, while the drink
ers of whisky and champions of li
quor are daddying prohibition. Both
sides are hypocrites, fakes and hum
bugs playing for political positions.
I think A. J. A. Perritt, of Darling
ton, would be a good man to lead a
farmers ticket. Mr. Mauldin is all
right and would make a fine cam
paign. We want to get in the "mid
dle of the road" free from factional
entanglement and try to lift our poli
tics to a higher plane. It is better
to get a man who is not an ofrice
seeker or been prominently identified
with either faction and this fits Per
.ritt and Mauldlin. In these great and
terrible times it is pitiful to see the
state DOMINATED BY SMALL
MEN AND DIVIDED OVER SMALL
THINGS. I cannot let myself dlowni
to the level of either such men or
things. Our best thought andI noblest
aspiration are ntifled in the poisono-:.
atmosphere of personal politicsi. I
love public service, b)ut I feel the I
can perform a more useful function
in setting these issues c!edirly before
the p~eople as a private citizen. It is
no sacrifice. for me to foreswear- po
litical honors, I do0, however, wish to
brush away' the cob~webs and let good
wholesome sunlight into the foetid
political atmiosp~here of South Car-o
lina. Popular alplau se is cheap). I
can get it any time I want it. It is
the ptroperty of 'any man with the
gift of expressioni to panderl to the
p~assing whim or caprice. The King
of the Blind Tigers can now make
a prohibition speech and win ecstatic
app~roval. I don't taske myself of any..
body else too seriously. I laugh at
man's frailties and wekeaa a a
go my own way, loving mr.nok nd in
spite of all, for the little bR of God
in the worst man which sanctifies and
redeems human nature. There is an
other thing, we have reachedi t!-.c
point where it takes too much mon~ .y
to ran for oflice in this state. I I'
BARS ALL BUT THlE RICH, U>.
LESS CORPORATIONS ANi
BLIND TFIG ERS PUT UP THi3
MVONEY. The only remedy Ia aro is
ing the people to the danger of a Ie
bauched electorate. When these fur
nish the money to car::y an election,
they naturally expset legislation fav
To Cure a Cold In One Day
Take IAXATIt nIROMO dulnine. It stops the
Cough and Headache and works off the Cold,
Druugists refund money if it fails to cure.
E. W. OROYE'S signature on each box. 25c
10 OR WItlE US Fok
6f.a anything in the line of Presents
for Weddings, Personal Gifts or your
Single Diamonds or Fancy
Diamond Jewelry, Watches,
Clocks, Sterling Silver,
Cut Glass, Art Goods,
JEWELRY of the newest patterns,
both plain and fancy. We handle
Only SOLID and GENUINE GOODS
and compete with all mail order
houses. Orders filled at once.
Cor.Main& Hampton Sts. Phone 1045
COLUMBIA, S. C.
orably to their interest and CER
TAINLY THE PRESENT ADMIN-.
ISTRATION CANNOT BE CHARG
EL) WITH OBTAINING GOODS UN
DER FALSE PRETENSE. I would
rather spend time and money for this
cause than for myself. It has taken
hard knocks to learn the secret of
life-the joy of service 'for others
but I know this is the only true hap
John L. McLaurin.
Mr. Geo. R. Koester. Greenville,
Dear George: I have your letter
and one from Mauldin. My course
is the wise one to get results. I come
preaching the gospel of a new evan
gel, and a prophet must never be a
self-seeker. I am following the dic
tates of my heart.-A John the Bap
tist, "crying out in the wilderness,"
must always be clothed in the skins
of wild beasts, go bare headed and
live on locusts and wild honey. He
must never sigh for the flesh pots
of Egypt, and the king must always
cut off his head and present it on
a silver platter to the dancing girl.
Then he is sure of immortality and
the public knows that he is truly a
What is the use in having ideals,
unless you can express them in your
life? It is no harm to dream, if
you have the energy to try to make
your dream a reality.
It is easy to build air castles, but
it -takes real work, to put the brick
and mortar into the walls and make
them Real Castles.
Nhave my i
~ Miss ]
It is too funny the "State" print
ed a handsome picture of my 'friend
Bradford in connection with the pas
sage of a rural credit act but neg-.
lected to state that I had recommend
ed it in my report in 1916 and 1917.
I drew the bill for Oscar Mauldin.
When I went up to the capitol, I
could not find him, and meeting Brad
ford in the lobby asked him to handle
the matter. He deserved great credit,
for getting it through, but the fact
that my name was suppressed, shows
that I am wise in continuing my work
through others. It is all right. A
man's measure of success is not only
what he does, but also what he puts
in the way of accomplishment through
I sometimes get too far ahead of
the procession. The masses 'move
slowly. You point ahead and say,
"Look: there is a bright light shin
ing away off yonder." They look,
but seeing nothing, say "You are a
fool or a liar, that is naught saye a
Jack o-lantern by a big- black swamp."
After you pass on the light shines
more brightly, men sea it, and the
dawn of mhere pos3ibi!ities, become
The Blazers of the Way, who- take
the first bold steps along the trail
of truth rarely live to see their vi
sions materialize and never to reap
the rewards. With the ware-house
system my plans and ideas have a
solid foundation, to uphold the imma
terial structure now living in my
brain. I am now after the bricks
and mortar. Rural credits, cheap
money, state insurance and sales of
cotton direct from State ware-houses
is the train of thought I have set
in motion, and not all the politicians
in South Carolina can stay the cur
rent. They may band together like
wolves and destroy me, but the crea
tures of my fancy are beyond their
power. Nothing that the human mind
can conceive is impossible of accom
Stiff, Sore Muscles Relieved.
Cramped muscles or soreness fol
lowing a cold or case of grippe are
eased and relieved by an application
of Sloan's Liniment. Does not stain
the skin or clog the pores like mussy
ointments or plasters and penetrates
quickly without rubbing. Limber up
your muscles after exercise, drive out
the pains and aches of rheumatism
and bruises with Sloan's Liniment.
Get a bottle to-day. At all Druggists,
lire to annoum
In All the
ae of Pattern
nds and Patrol
ited to this Sh
NING DRY GOODS CO.'
plishment. The. brain is a' strer
house, and an Idea once liberated;.}
travels with the sunlight on the winge. a
of the wind.
Should I run for office, undet' pres-.
ent conditions, or use this Creative
power for selfish ends. I would lose
it. I would have to draw my air
castle down and anchor it in the mud
of the earth. Let me leave it hitched
to a star.
A little later; get up a meeting in
Greenville, and I will come up and
talk to you people along these lines.
John L. McLaurin.
When in need of Auto Supplies and
Ford parts see. The Harvin Motor Co.
They have a big stock of everything.
tuckden's Arnica Salve
The Best Salve In The World.
DR. I. W. ISRAELSON,
of Sumter, will be in Manning
at Dr. Huggin's Pharmacy, in
the near future.
Half the ills that women is heir to
are caused by eyestrain; and the
trouble is that they do not know it.
How often, after reading or sew
ing do you say "my eyes are so
tired?" This would never happen If
you wore properly fitted glasses.
I have the ability, experience and
equipment to examine eyes and make
glasses that will give you the maxi
mum of comfort.
Let me tell you whether glasses
will help your sight.
Ask to see the famous KRYPTOK
GLASSES. Invisible bifocals.
IF YOU NEED GLASSES, YOU
Office in Sumter National Bank of
ice that I ,
tings, Etc. M
as are cor