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THE MANNMNG TIMES
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F. M. SHOPE-------------....__-__--......-------Business Manager
PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY.
MANNING, S. C., FEBRUARY 27, 1918.
DON'T KNOW AMERICANS
German papers are gloating over the sinking of the
Tuscania, expressing the conviction that the incident
"must unfailingly dampen the spirits of Americans."
If evidence were wanted that Germany is lamentably
ignorant of American character the above is sufficient.
Americans are the last race on earth to be given to crying
over spilt milk. Probably no nation in history has grown
to commanding influence in the world over greater oppo
sition than has the United States. Opposition is the bread
of life to our people, and your red-blooded American has
a mild contempt for any occupation that contains none of
the element of danger or chance.
If proof were wanted to refute the insinuation of the
Teatons that we would blanch at the dangers from their
sanmarines, it is found in the fact that before the ink was
hardly dry on the papers in this country giving the news
of the sinking of the Tuscania, enlistments in all branches
had jumped to records never before reached. Thousands
are flocking to every branch of the service, many with
the avowed purpose of avenging the heroes so shameless
Gormany is due for a very rude awakening as to the
real American character. She is due to discover that our
aversion to war does not cover a craven heart, but arises
rather from a national sense of justice and right. She is
alho due to learn that when that sense of justice and right
ha: been flagrantly abused and insulted, there is no hesi
tation on our part to resort to the weapons of force so
dear to the German heart.
Germany, however, is merely whistling to keep up her
courage. She sees her doom when our troops reach Eu
rope in force.
The most unfortunate incident that has arisen since
this country's entrance into the war is the dispute be
tween the railroads and the brotherhoods of trainmen and
conductors. The dispute is fraught with much danger to
the transportation interests of the country. The serious-.
ness of the charges made by Messrs. W. G. Lee and A. B.
tarretson, heads of the trainmen and conductors, respec
tively, would seem to leave the Government no choice but
to fully investigate the entire matter.
Messrs. Lee and Garretson allege that the freight con
gestion is the direct result of conspiracy on the part of
the managements of the various systems to discredit gov
ernment control and the eight-hour law. Not only is this
serious charge made by both these great labor leaders, but
it is substantiated by numerous other members of the two
It is almost unbelievable that two such prominent lead
ers of the people should be deceived into laying a charge
of suclyseriousness unless they were firmly convinced of
The country had thought that the graceful manner in
which the government control was accepted by the man
agement of our railroads, that all were in perfect har
manywiththe Adlministr~ation in the effort to bring the
war t a seedly close. We were feeling proud ofour
transportation systems and pointing to them as evidences
of the (deep loyalty of all classes of our p~eople. We had
also r'ejoiced that the great labor organizations were
standing so staunchly by the government and would
throwv their great strength to the making of the world
safe for democracy.
But this controversy is of too serious a nature to be
passed by. It involves two of the most p)owerful inter
e sts of the country, and the very life of the nation is af
fected. If the charge is true, there is treason to deal with.
[f false, then two of America's greatest labor leaders have
sadly fallen dlown on their jobs and have brought their or
ganizations mnto bad repute.
Since the matter' has gone so far, it is up to Congress to
thoroughly investigate. No perfunctory probe should be
to~erated, but the country should be mad'e fully acqunaintedl
wvith every fact. Thew railroads are more thian ever the
arteries of the nation in this crisis, and consideration for
no man or set of men should be permitted to interfere
with their free operations.
The next conservation ordler to he issued should be for
a series of speechless (lays in Congress..
Up to date we have heard on word from Mir. Hoover
that the hole in the dloughnut should be madc smaller.
It is qo long since we have had our eye on Uncle Carran
za that the old gink may be up to all sorts of devilment
Amnerican troops on the 'Thampagne front. Tuhey wish
the folks at home to understand, however, that there's
nothing in a name.
Austria tired of war! Well, it isn't the first time in his
tory that an individual or a nation has started something
that they couldn't stop.
Figuring it right down to the last analysis, it's up to the
people of this country to decide which they love most,
their boys or their stomachs. One or the other must be
In order to maintain the High Quality of the Che'
$50.00. If you contemplate owning a Chevrolet, buy i
Model 4-90 gets from 25 to 28 miles per gallon gas<
J. F. BROCKINTON, Local Dealer,
Manning, S. C
Any fool may criticize. But criticism is not a remedy;
that requires constructive ability. So unless you possess
this, better hold your tongue and saw wood.
Germans are said to be wearing clothes made of paper.
The kaiser should be able to furnish them some raw ma
terial if they can utilize "scraps."
German authorities are said to be suspicious of Trotz
ky's action. It was a noted politician who remarked:
"D -n a man that won't stay bought."
In deciding on a renewed German offensive, perhaps
Hindenburg concluded Petrograd would be a more suit
able place than Paris for that April fool dinner.
If the critics would spend the same amount of energy in
the effort to prevent the Government making mistakes
that they spend in denunciation, the per cent of errors
would be much smaller.
The farmer who in these times would feed wheat to
hogs, is an altogether new specimen of animal that we
have not yet classified. Of all the utterly incomprehensi
ble beings that this war has brought to public notice, he
is easily the limit. If not an avowed friend of the kaiser,
he must be simply an animal in the form of a man, with a
gizzard where there should be a heart.
COMMUNICATIONS probably find it to be as much as 30
per cenaofthe value. If you should
_______find this to be the case, an increase
lHon. A. W. .Jones, from 30 per cent to 42 per cent would
Chairman, S. C. Tax Commission. not be a very great increase, and the
Columbia, s. C. qjuestion you aisk would, in such case,
I am remiinded b~y my towvnship as.. be of little practical consequence.
sessor that the raising of the value T1he Tax Commission has heretofore
on real estate from about 10 per cent statedl that if real estate and other
to nearly fifty per cent is a serious 'I operty throughout the State should
proposition to the tax payer, and,;be assessedl and equalized upon 42
realizing this we want to askif it is !per cent basis, and the amount of
within the province of the Tax Coin-|money to be raisedl under the levies
mission, andl will they reduce the for State purposes should p~rodluce an
state and county levy, made by the amount greater than that appropriat
legislature, in case the land values ed by the Legislature, the Commission
are increased ? Also is it wvithin the wjll order a reduction upon all prop
province andl powver of the local au- erty throughout the State, sufficient
thorities to reduce the special school to raise only the amount so appropri
levies? Also, what effect will this Iate<.
raise have on the amount of taxes Yours very truly,
raisedI by the 3 mill constitutional tax. SoUTH CAROLINA TAX COM.
These are questions that concern us A. M. Jones,
ait this time and wvould thank you Chairman.
for a promplt reply, as I wish to pub-.
lich this letter with your reply in the Mr. Editor:
counity papers this wveek for the bene- I beg leave for space in your paper
"it of the township boards of assess- to bring to the attention of the cit
sors for this county. izens of this county the fact that the
Yours trulyr,- treasurer, Mr. Wells, has misinformed
Andrew P. Burgess, them in regard to the paying of their
County Auditor. commutation or read tax.
. - - To wvit: I have been very reliably
Columbia, s. C., February 25, 1918. informed that Treasurer Wells on sev
Mr. A. P. Burgess, o ral occasions advised pa: ties that aip
C~ounty .Auditor,, plied at his office to pay their road
Manning, s. C. ,tax for the year 1918 that he wvould
lhear Sir: not or could not collect two road taxes
Youir letter of the 23rd inst. re- in the same year.
'eivel.'a Tomsini oti e. o illustrate, if I understand his
sion. Tax Commissionbis not in for- nosioion, and if I am not corrnet I
siomet. il therore, notve orh hope he will correct me, that a tax
boetime. ofm theefso give youethe payer that failed to pay his taxes for
lionefi yof myvewskn.h cu 1917 (luring the year 1917 andl did pay
tion youask.for 1917 in January or February of
Although the Tax Commission re- 1918, would prevent him from, on the
(quested it, my attention has not beeni same (lay issuing receipt for a road
called to any act passett by the Legis- Itax for 1918, which has been provided
lature naothorizing the TIax Commis- for by a recent act that requires any
sion to reduce either state or County ,person liable for road dluty to par a
l.evies madle by the Legislature, in $3.00 tax by the first day of Apri or
case land values are increased. I know Ibe reqluiredl to perform six (lays labor
of no law allowing local authorities to on the public roads in the township
-:educe special school levies. If you in which he lives.
are correct in your statement that the I was told by a man today that he
real estate of your county is now as- applied at the treasurer's office some
sessed at 10 per cent or 15 per cent of time ago to pay his road tax for 1918
its actujal value, then an increase to and the treasurer said to him 'that
42 per cent, the basis adloptedl by the he would take his name and let him
State Tax Ccmmission, would very know later if he would take the mon
materially increase the amount of ey and issue receipt,' but has not
money ra sed by the three mill conisti- heard from him yet.
tutional tax. I will say, however, that Now, I want Treasurer wells to
from information on file in this office, tell us what the duties of his office
it apepars that real estate in Claren- are. Is it to dlefine the law er Is It
(lonl county is assessedl for ta (ationf to comply with the law as it affects
upon an ruecrage of $3.18 per acre. I the (duties of the treasurer's offic.
think as a practical matter you will I wish to state right here that I
find that :3.18 per acre is much m'ore consulted solicitor Stoll and Attorney
than 10 rer cent or 15 per cent of the Peebles as to this act and published
actual 'alue of the nrenrtay von may. last spring th atoreyge ._l'
rrolet Model 4-90, it was neces
t NOW, as the government is
'ER, S. C.
opinion of the act, as the readers of
this paper recall, and now for a pub
lic servant of the people to put his
opinion up and reverse that of the
attorney general's is more than I can
understand, and I hope the treasurer
will give us his reasons for his action
in this matter.
I wish to say further that ,based on
the authority above referred to, I
wish to advise any person in Clar
endon county that is liable to road
duty that they tender the treasurer
their $3.00 and he dare not refuse
to issue them a receipt for same.
W. W. Johnson,
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been used so successfully for fiftyone
years in all parts of the United States
for coughs, bronchitis, colds settled
in the throat, especially lung troubles.
It gives the patient a good night's
rest, free from coughing, with easy
expectoration in the morning, gives
nature a chance to soothe the inflam
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ing the patient to regain his health.
25 and 75 cent bottles. Sold by Hug
THI[R OWN CONSCI[NCE
THE ONLY PROOf NE[DED
As'sistant Attorney General Tells Pro
bate Judges to Heed Their
NEWS FROM CAPITAL. CITY
State Advisory Council on Explosives
Holds an Important
Columbia, Feb. 22.-Special: That
the only proof nec:-ssary for judges
of probate in issuing permits for Ii
quor after March 10, wvhen the new
act is effective, is for them 'o listen
~to the dictates of their own conscience
andto se sound discretion, is the
opinion voiced by Claud N. Sapp, As
sistant Attorney General, today, in
answer to a lette~r from J. C. H-iott, of
St. Matthews, judge of probate for
Calhoun county. "The amount of proof
necessary to satisfy the judge of pro
bate that the liquors arc for legal
purposes," said the opinion, "is a
question to be dletermined by himself
andl if he can not satisfy himself that
the liqluors are for legitimate purpos
es other than by requiring a doctor's
prescription, then he is authorized to
The opinion states that judges of
probate are required to make out the
lieunor permits in their own private
of ifees or have them made out there
byli their clerks. The object of the
law, said Mr. Sapp, is to prevent the
practice of dlelegating this authority
to sonme one else and having the per
mits issued in separate offices. Not
over 10 cents can be charged as a
fee for issuing the permits and for
swearing the affidavits.
TIhe opinion further says:
"As to the affidavit requiredl, the
judge should take the same if the ap
plicant requests it, but if an affidavit
be furnished which has been madIe be
fore any officer who is qualified to adI
minister an oath, the judge would beo
authorized to issue the permit on sue'
affidavit, p rovidled the other require
ments of law have been' mvet by the
When the law amending the old1
"quart-a-month," act was passed by
the recent session of the General As
sembly, there was a storm of p rotest
from nmany of the probate judges in
various parts of the State, and they
obtained a hearing from Governor
Manning, to whom they stressed their
grievance In office by some disagrunt
led applicant whose petition was
refused would be to require the pre
scription of some reputable physicIan
or not to issue any permits. How
ever, the governor signed the act and
it will be effective on March 10.
Shortly after thp hearing, G. Duncan
Bellenger, judd of probate for Rich.
land county issued a statettient say
lng ~that, wen the new law becomes
sary to advance the price
taking over much auto
affective, he would require a doctor's
certificate before he would issue a
According to . the interpretation
given the opinion of Mr. Sapp, should
a judge of probate be "reasonably" '
satisfed that the applicant wants the
intoxicant for medicinal purposes on
ly, then there is no law by which the
probate judge could be adjudged
guilty of malfeasance or misfeasance
A committee of three has been ap
pointed by Director General McAdoo
to investigate the inland and coast
wise waterways of the United States
and advise him as to che best means
of putting them to advantageous use
and solving transportation problems.
The canals of the country and the
coastwise Mississippi and lake traffic
will be considered. Work has already
been begun by Maj. Gen. W. M. Black,
Chief of Engineers of the United
BIG GUNS FOR THE ALLIES
Washington, Feb. 25.-American
built, ordnance of the latest type and
heaviest caliber-10 inch, 12 inch and
14 inch rifles-are in service on the
sector~ of the Western front held by
the American army and on the Italian
front it was learned today at the War
Department. The general belief has
been that very few American heavy
guns were in Europe.
Th guns sent to Italy include a
number of 14-inch rifles, both Qf the
forty-five and fifty calibre. The form
er was considered the most powerful
naval weapon in existence until the
commissioning of British battleships
of the Queen Elizabeth class -sith~ fif.
teen inch guns. American exports still
belies~e that the 14-hich fifty caliber
jifie is harder-hitting and mor2 ac'-n
rate even thar the larger British,
Reports from Italy say the results
acrie.ved by tice heavy Amerki-ar..
'.anme alrea.'y has elicited eqressiions
of a'lneiration from the Italian gun
In a1dditio~n 'o heavy naval ordwa< I
(je 1. Pershing has received a'iub
yf, reern-. 12-ih.ch rifles des;i';.- d a r
i'.'mally for ii stallation in e eas'. de
fense of the .'T. -tedl S-etes.
Mounted for high angle fir.. as tha'v
will l'e tls(ed ila land op~erati -s. the'
l:!-mnch rifles I .ve an estimute] rsange
of not less l' wt 35.000 yar-l'" or sub
statntially 1'. miles: TIhe 14-inich gur.
'as arroportionately greater range.
Large naval guns now are b~einv'
buailt. as future American battleships
are tc .have 16-inch guns of bo0th the
forty-f ive and fifty calibre.
GONE FOR GOOD
Results That Last Are What Appeal
to lManning People.
Kidhey sufferers in Manning wvant
more thjan temporary relief.
They' want results that last
Results like Mrs. Wells tells abouit.
Hers was a thorough test.
Four years is a long time.
Doan's Kidney Pills have stood the
test andl stoodl it wvell.
,Why experiment wvith an untried
People here in Manning have shwn,
Readl Mrs. Wells' story.
She says: "'I sufferedI frem dull,
naggimg backaches, pains across my
kid neys, headaches and dlizzlness.I.
got a box of Dean's Kidney Pills from
Burns' Drug Store and found them to
be just what I needled.: In a short
time I, was relieved of the aches andi
pains in my badk and had no fudiherz
trouble from my kidneys."
A Lasting Cuire
FOUR YEARS LATER Mrs. Wells
said: "The cure Dean's kidney Pills
gave me has been a lasting one."
Price 60c, at all dealers. Don't
simly skfor a kidney remedy-get
DaaKdney Pills-the same ta
Mrs. Wells has twice publicly ,recont-- 9
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Buffaln. N. Y.