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The Timber Tax
Manning, S. C., Sept. 3rd, 1918.
- To the V ters of Clarendon County:
Last M.arch I purchased at Sheriff's
sale the plantation of Mr. E. R. Plow
den containing 1692 acres in the Fork
of Black River. On this place there
are 733 acres of cultivated land
and 959 acres of timber. The timber
is worth at a conservative estimate.
Now, when the Court was asked for
an order to sell this place for the sat
isfaction of a mortgage, The D. W.
Alderman & Sons Co., of Alcolu, filed
an answer in which they stated that
the timber on the place was their
property. That the mortgage on the
r1ace covered only the land and not
the timber. At the sale, bidders were
out on notic4 that only the land was
being sold, and that the purchaser of
the land did nob acqu:,re the right to
either use or sell the timber which was
the property of the .krderman Co
The contract under which the Alder
man Co. holds this timber gives them
thirty years in which to cut it, and on
this account there were only two bid
*lera at the sale, Mr. D. W. Alderman
and myself, and I had to bid in order
to protect a debt.
Having purchased the place, I pay
taxes on it, of course. Does the Al
derman Co. pay taxes on the $20,000
worth of timber which they own on
the place? They do not. Now will
some one kindly tell me why I should
bie taxed on this property and this
million dollar corporation be exempt
from taxes on their property. I do
not own the timber and did not buy it.
.J was put on notice at the time of the
sale that it was the property of the
Aldermans and not for sale, conse
ctuently the county should, not make
me pay taxes on it. The contention of
the Alderman Co. and the three or
four other wealthy timber owning
Corporations doing business in our
country seenis to be that the county
should exempt them from all taxes
+n two or three million dollars worth
of timber which they own in this coun.
ly so that we can raise a little family
of millionaires to keep company with
Owing to the short
moralization in prospect,
er changes in our delivers
at all. Therefore, in full
now enjoy from every on
of the said customers to 1
* coming Saturday and rei
Only One E
A special Saturday
the customers in thec stor
We respectfully ca
try customers and weekly
when this trade comes o
possible under present cc
Therefore, we beg our r
near as possible on some<
been overlooked to get thi
J. E. Tobias, Wilson.
A. C. Dufoso, Manning.,
J. M. Player, Turboville.
E. S. Ervin, Manning.
J. P*. Lickey, Paxville.
S. Ii. Chewning, Summerton.
J. I. Geddings. Paxville.
D. S.. Wheeler, Turbeville.
H. Gus Richbourg, Su~mmerton.
WALKER CONTROLS SHIPS
Operated by Railroad Admnilstratio
Washington, Sept. 3.-I. B. Walker
president of the Old Dominion Steam
ship Line, today was placed in charg
of all coastwise' steamships operate
by the railroad administration an<
will succeed the ,railroad administra
tion's coastwise steamship advisor;
committee of which L. J. Spence wa
This unification of control was de
cided on by the director general tc
effect more efficent management o
the 79 vessedls under railroad man
agement. Mr. Walker will make head
quarters in New York and will resigi
from the Old Dominion.
The ines now controlled by the rail
road administration are the Mallory
01d Dominion, Clyde, Merchants anc
Miners' Ocean, Southern Pacific ani
Southern Steamship companies.
IS NOW MUM
Mhdrid, Sept. 3.-The cabinet ad
journed tonight. Premier Dato cause,
the press to be informed that forma
affairs were no: discussed durin the
protracted meeting. No' developme:nt,
in the crisis with Germany an ex
pertel until possibly a fornight hence
GERMANS TO BEGIN
London, Sept. 3.-Beginning nex
Sunday, the German government wil
establish a "pulpit propaganda" in al
Protestant, Catholic and Jewisi
churches of the empire, for the pur
pose of "lifting the German morr
and thus help the advent of victc
The idea is credited to Admiral
Hintze, the new foreign minister.
y, the 7th
with the still greater de
tecessary to make furth
e any dependable service
generous patronage we
stly ask the co-operation
will go into effect this
r Hours for
ock A. M.
for groceries bought by
the fact that our Coun
to do their trading, and
ening it is humanly im
e telephone business too.
Lte their wants just as
such things as may have
ber among our citizens.
This article is written on my own
initiative in the interest of Mr. Charl
ton DuRant's candidacy for the Sen.
ate. He has already proven by his
work in the senate that he can and
will do more then anyone else to get
the wealthy timber owning class to
pay the taxes that they are justly due
the county. A vote for DuRant is a
vote to put on the tax books two or
three million dollars worth of proper
ty that now escapes taxation entire
Yours very truly,
C. R. SPROTT.
Vacation Class-Special coaching in
Manning\ during the summer by Mrs.
E. C. Alsbrook for college entrance
or to make up grade deficiencies in
English, Latin, French, mathematics
and science. Handwriting, spelling
and business arithmetic carefully
taught. For information see or write
Mrs. E. C. Alsbrook, Manning, S. C.
Court sonvenes in Manning on Sep
tember 23, Judge Moore presiding.
The following is the Jury:
N. R. Timmons, Manning.
J. E. .Cousar, Sardinia.
J. P. Tusker, Wilson.
N. H. Holliday, Mainning.
11. M. Thomas, Manning.
R. I. Barrineau, Davis Station.
J. S. Tobias, Wilson.
L. S. Chewning, Summerton.
J. W. Richbourg, Wilson.
J. B. Pack, Paxville.
J. V. Edwards, Manning.
L. N. Barwick, Pinewood.
J. C. Johnson, Manning.
W. D. Richbourg, Davis Station.
Joel L. Ridgeway, Manning.
T. A. Bradham, Manning.
J. E. Griffin, Pinewood.
L. M. Justus, Wilson.
C. E. Morris, Turbeville.
R. 11. Briggs, Silver.
.1. E. Morris, Turbeville.
P. .J. Holliday, Summerton.
H. S. Green, Turbeville.
W. W. Corbett, Wilson.
H. E. Thompson, Manning.
E. E. McLeod, Wilson.
J. L. Elliott, Silver.
age and inefficiency of help,
we, the undersigned find it i
schedules in order to rende:
appreciation of the kind and
e of our customers, we earne
:he following changes which
ain as follows until further
belivery pelr E
aries 11 o'cl1
nie Orders will E
-night delivery will be made
e, but not by telephone.
II our customers' attention tc
wage earners use Saturdayi
[a Saturday afternoon and ea
nditions to handle this and il
egular custom ers to anticipi
>ther day than Saturday, and
eir orders in early Saturday
I have been your Senator th
Here is my record. It is una1
I thought was best.
The following bills I introduc
1. Regulating the transport
liquors. (The strongest liquor leg
2. An act regulating the Co
insuring the fullest publicity of t
3. Forbidding the advertisi
needed, as it also prevented solici
4. Making cattle-tick laws a
5. Ratifying the Prohibitio
6. Providing punishment fol
7. Providing for a State Re:
ment, since adjournment, . gave
8. Prohibiting the storage a
in the House.)
9. Providing for automobil
ernor did not sign this. It would
10. Providing for punishme
without the owner's consent.
11. Providing for taxation <
12. I fought for a five cent
13. I fought for the Insane
14. I fought for the laws re
15. 1 fought for the right of
corporations for the possession o:
The timber interests are figl
Why are men riding over the
Why is my every act distorte
Someone considers it import
23 acres Cc
15 acres Co
15 acres Pe,
2 good Mul
And my Fa
can be broughi
ree years. Now you are
tacked and it shpws I ha
ed were passed:
ation, receipt and store
slation in many years.)
unty Government of Cl1
ng of intoxicating liquc
ling orders through the i
pply to Clarendon Count
n Amendment to the U
the theft of a bicycle or
!ormatory for white girl,
South Carolina $40,000 t
nd sale of Jamaica Ging
e license for Clarendon
have put Clarendon onE
at for the use of a bic
)f timber when cut.
street car fare to Camp
the State against one of
F the Columbia Canal.
Lting me. Why?
County spreading false
d and all my.motives q;
mt to defeat me.
.t under ci
acco land in
asked to deny me a
ve worked for what
ge of intoxicating
trendon County and
r. (An Act sorely
sited States Consti
(The U. S. Govern
o help build this.)
er. (This was killed
County. (The Gov
year ahead of the
ycle or automobile
its biggest groups of
and malicious ru
ng of 100
1 35 acres
ion, S. C.