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THE DEAD CHIEFTAIN.
American history does not re
call a death more universally de
plored than the tragic death of
President William McKinley. In
the midst of realizing his noble
ambition to unite all sections of
this country, he was stricken
down, by the ruthless hand of
The American nation has met
with a loss that is keenly felt
over the entire globe and in no
section more sincerely mourned
than in the South. President
McKinley did more to make this,
the greatest of nations, thanlany
other president since Lee's spot
less sword was sheathed at Ap
pomatox, and by his wise and
benevolent administration, the
sectional lines of enmity were
almost entirely obliterated. To
day we have a united country,
one flag and one people.
President McKinley is no
more, but his name will be rev
erently handed down in history
as one of the greatest Chief
OUR NEW PRESIDNT.
Theodore Roosevelt has as
sumed the duties of Chief Magis
trate of the United States and
immediately after taking the
oath of office, with commendable
greatness, he said that he would
carry out the policies of his pre
decessor. There seems to be an
idea prevailing that the new
president will not be friendly
towards the South, and that he
will go back to the policy of the
Republican party when the
country was in a distracted and
almost disrupted condition.
Times have changed, the Repub
lican party of the days of Grant,
is not the Republican party led
by McKinley. In the days of
Grant,the wai- scars were gaping
open and the people of the South
were the victims of the horrors
of the reconstruction ,period.
The bloody shirt wave all over
the North, and in the South the1
Stars and Stripes were despised.
Today the national emblem is
revered with as strong and as
loyal faith in the South as at
the North, and we have become
recognized and appreciated as an
important part of the Union.
Roosevelt does not belong to the
school that breathed hatred for
the South, he has been brought
up under the new and progres
sive conditions, and when he
gave his promise to carry out
his lamented predecessor's poll
cies, the South may rest assured
that we will not be turned back
The life of Roosevelt shows
him to be about 43 years of age,
a man of strong will power, and
determination. He will not be
come the political puppet* for
any man or party. His adminis
tration will be marked with Con
servatism, and in his endeavor to
carry out his promise, there
wilibe all the way through ita
SELL COTTON BUT HOLD CORN.
The crop conditions are so
unsatisfactory that it is hard to
form an idea what course is best
to pursue with regard to cotton.
In this State the cotton crop is
very short-not over 50 per cent.
In the States of Georgia, Ala
bama, Texas and Mississippi the
reports are so conflicting that we
are reminded of the condition
that existed in 1889 when Ben
Terrell came through this coun
try advising our people to hold
their cotton. He told us that the
Texas farmers would hold, and
if the farmers in the rest of the
cotton growing States would do
the same, that it was in our pow
er to control the price. What
was the result? The farmers of
the other States held the bulk of
their cotton and Texas slipped
hers into market to get nine
cents per pound, and when our
farmers found out the trick they
began shipping, with the result,
that the market went down,
down, down, until it reached five
cents. Texas, through her paid
emissary fooled us, and ever
since we have had no confidence
whatsoever in the reports that
come from this State.
In our opinion, it never pays
to hold cotton, and yet if the
crops are short everywhere like
they are here we cannot see what
is to keep the price down, The
safe rule is, and has always been,
to gather the cotton as rapidly
as possible, have it ginned direct
from the fields, and market it
quick, and we would advise all
of our readers to stick to that
readers not to sell their corn or
forage, both of these great ne
cessities will be scarce next
spring and will command tre
mendous prices. There are al
ways some people, however, re
gardless of the conditions, who
will sell their corn, especially
about Christmas, these people
will not heed advice, and in the
spring and summer they must go
in debt as a result of their heed
lessness. Our advice is, where
a man cannot be persuaded to
keep his corn, and will sell it,
that his neighbors buy it and not
let it get out of the neighbor
We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for
any case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by
Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CHENEY & CO.. Props., Toledo. 0.
We. the undersigned, have known F. J. Cheney
for the last 15 years. and believe him perfectly
honorable in all business transactions and finan
ciaNy able to carry out any obligations made by
WEST & TRUAX, wholesale druggists, Toledo, C.
WALDING. KINNAN & MARvn;, wholesale drug
gists, Toledo, 0.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken Internally, acting
directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of
the system. Price 75c. per bottle. Sold by all
druggists. Testimonials free.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
An Appeal to Reason by T. Larry Gantt.
When King William III, of Eng
land was making those clipped coins
into full-weight pieces there was a
serious dearth in the money market.
On one occasion a howling mob sur
rounded the residence of one of the
members responsible for this bill, and
demanded that they be given new
money for their old coins. The as
sailed gentleman, in answer to this cla
mor, came to his door and announced
to the crowd that he was ready to com
ply with their request, and asked that
they at once pass up all of their mu
tilated coins to him, and he would give
them new pieces in exchange. After
ransacking pockets only two shillings
were found in the whole crowd. It is
often the case that men who only pay
a poll tax have most to pay when as
sessment on property is increased.
The South constitutes not only in area
but in wealth, a very small portion of
the United States. I have not the
figures at hand, but I don't suppose the
cotton-growing States pay much more
than one-twentieth of the general tax.
But, at the same time, we must keep
in mind that the poorer the man or
section, the harder to bear is the bur
den of taxation.
The above is a prologue to what I
will write about what is known as the
ship subsidy bill. .If as my esteemed
friend Col. John B. Cleveland most
forcibly argued in his Union speech,
the Southern cotton manufacturer and
cotton grower will be most benefited
by this law, we should remember that
the ~East, North, West and Pacific
States must bear the bulk of the bur
I never discuss a question that 1
know nothing about, and I must con
fess that this ship subsidy agitation is
an entirely new issue to which I have
given but little consideration. I heard
Senator McLaurin's explanation of the
bill in Spartanburg and also read Colo
nel Cleveland's Union speech, and both
of these gentlemen, from a Southern
standpoint, presented every 2.ong
reasons in support of the bill and which
arguments I have never as yet seen
If I mistake not Senator Tillman
voted to pay the Southern Railway a
subsidy of $70,000 a year to secure the
rapid delivery of our Eastern mails.
In fact, in our new and undeveloped
country, it is often necessary to back
great individual enterprises with public
money, to secure their completion.
There is not a railway line entering
Spartanburg that the people were not
taxed to pay a subsidy to secure. All
the great Pacific railways were given
a subsidy in the way of public lands or
a government endorsement. The won
derful development of that sandbank
and mosquito incubator, Florida, is at
tributable to the same liberal spirit of
Our pension laws are a subsidy for
Union soldiers. Every river and har
bor opened and improved through a
government appropriation is a subsidy
given to the immediate cities and sec
tions thus benefited at the cost of the
public. The high duties levied on
foreign goods is simply a subsidy tak
en from the pockets of the people for
the benefit of home manufacturers. In
fact, every capitalist who invests his
money in developing this country is
either directly or indirectly paid a
subsidy by the government.
Now, if some scheme can be devised
by which the honest and hardworking
ti'ller of the soil can also reap a like
benefit, I am in favor of him having it;
or if any class of our people need a
helping hand it is the Southern cotton
One of the principal planks in the
platform of the Farmer's Alliance was
a demand for government ownership or
control of railroads. I favored this
plank, for I believed the interest of the
masses would be best subserved did the
general government control those
great iron-bound arteries of commerce
that checker our land. In several
European countries their governments
operate railways and freight and pas
senger traffic are much lower than in
America. Now, does it not appear, if
it is right for the government to con
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I suffered for thirty years with diarrhoea
and thought I was past being cured." says John
S. Halloway or French Camp. Miss. "I had
spent so much time and money and suffered so
much that I had given up all hopes of recovery.
I was so feeble from the effects of the diarrhoea
that I could do no kind of labor, could not even
travel, but by accident I was permitted to find a
bottle of Chamberlain's Colic. Cholera and Diar
rhoea Remedy. and after taking seve.ial bottles
I am entirely cur'ed of that trouble. I am so
pleased with the result that I am anxious that
it be in reach of all who suffer as I have." For
srale by Te R. B. Loryea Drug Store, Isaac M.
trol arteries of commerce on land, is
it not even more important that the
United States should control t h e
steamship transportation lines across
the trackless ocean?
England and other foreign nations
pay a subsidy to their great navigation
lines and the natural result is that a
large part of the trade of the United
States is now carried on in foreign bot
toms, and as the countries controlling
those vessels are our business rivals,
it is natural that they should work
against our interests.
Our Southern cotton farmers have
justly complained that the price of
their staple is fixed is Liverpool, and
whose interest it is to buy our staple
as low as possible. Now, just so long
as we must depend on English and
other foreign vessels to transport our
cotton, our farmers will remain at the
mercy of those foreign buyers.
I have never seen that ship subsidy
bill, and it may have all the objection
able features that it's opponents claim
for it. But I do nct believe if some
schet-me could be devised to encourage
American shipbuilders, and thus ren
der this country independent of for
eign vessels and then let congress fix
the price for transporting cotton and
other products and goods to the dif
ferent foreign markets, that such a
law would be a Godsend to Southern
farL rs for they would then in truth
become beneficiaries of our policy of
The government ought to do some
thing to protect our American farm
ers. Either place a high duty on im
ported agricultural products, or give
our farmers cheap freight rates across
the briny deep, so as to enable them to
control their crops and be indepen
dent. of foreign nations.
It is a very foolish policy for the
South to oppose every bill that eman
ates from a Republician source with
out first studying and investigating the
same. We have a common govern
ment and a common interest, and it is
very often the case that a law which
will benefit the North and the West
will equally benefit the South. We
should not be controlled altogether by
passion and by prejudice, but, in con
sidering all great public questions
bring to bear reason and common sense.
Anyone who will read Colonel Cleve
land's Union speech must confess that
he has advanced some very strong, if
not convincing, arguments in favor of
the proposition that congress should
encourage and build up Amercian ship
ping by granting subsidesto new steam
ship lines. Colonel Cleveland contends
that our American goods will never be
able to invade many markets until they
are shipped on American vessels, sail
ing under the Stars and Stripes. -
I read all the speeches delivered at
that same Union meeting, by several
distinguished gentlemen and who were
opposed to Colonel Cleveland's views,
but if one of those orators advanced a
single argument to offset the plain and
business-like reasoning of Colonel
Cleveland, it escaped my eyes.
Personal denunciation of Senator
McLaurin, and wild and unsupported
charges that those papers and men who
agree with his advanced views have
been bought up by Mark Hanna and
are traitors to the Democratic party
are not replies to a rational and clean
ly put argument.
I know, so far as I am concerned,
that I have never seen the color of
Mark Hanna's or anyone else's money,
except what I have made from my'farm
or through legitimate lines of business;
and neither would I accept any office
within the gift of President McKinley
or anyone else. And yet I am earnest in
my desire to see the Democratic party
torn loose from its populistic moorings,
and our next platform made so broad
and so liberal that every Democrat can
get and stand thereon. I want to see
those old defunct issues that have been
twice repudiated by the voters of this
country, relegated to the rear, and our
next national candidates go before the
country on newer and living issues. I
want to see the gates of democracy in
South Carolina thrown wide open and
every man and every candidate given
an opportunity to declare his views,
without being deluged with personal
abuse and biilingsgate. Any cause of
any party that cannot stand the test .of
reason and free, open and honest dis
cussion, deserves to go down in defeat,
and can never long triumph.
There is no denying the fact that the
Democratic pa'rty is now on the verge
of dissolution, and we cannot afford to
meet with another defeat. To steer
our ship safely through the breakers
that now surround our party will re
quire the united efforts of our purest
and clearest headed statesmen.
And I cannot imagine a greater ca
lamity that could befall this country
than an abandonment of the Democrat
ic party, for it is the only organization
that stands between the people and the
oppressive and tyrannical power of
combined capital, as represented by
the Republican party. In its place
would spring into existence an anarch
istic party, made up of every disgrunt
ted and' revolutionary element in our
country, menacing alike civilization,
liberty and property.
This letter closes my series of artic
les. I have doubtless taken an advan
vanced position that will not meet the
endorsement of many of my friends.
But I am sincere and honest in my
views, and have advocated those same
ideas even before our last Democratic
convention. It is not my desire to
boost any man for any office, but ad
vocate, in my humble way, what I be
lieve will soonest and best promote the
happiness and prosperity of my people
and the development and up-building
of my native State and beloved South
Under no circumstances would I be a
candidate for any office within the gift
of any man or the people. I have re
tired for good and all from active
journalism and expect to spend the r e
mainder of my days looking~ after my
farming interests and striving for what
I believe will be to the best interest of
the humble tiller of the soil and the
laboring classes and masses.
T. L. GANTT
Inman, S. C., Aug. 1901.
It Girdles the Globe.
The fame of Bucklen's Arnica Salve, as the
best in the world, extends round the earth. It's
the one perfect healer of Cuts. Corns. Burns.
Bruises. Sores, Scalds. Boils, Umcers, Felons,
Aches, Pains and all Skin Eruptions. Only in
fallible Pile Cure. s~ a box at The R. B. Lor
yea Drug Store.1
A Frien's Tribute.
Died last Friday Bennie Walker aged
about 19 years.' The deceased had
been in feeble health, and his last ill
ness was of short duration. Bennie
was a general favorite, and althoug~h
feeble in health he was of an energetic
disposition and was building up a pros
perous business. Rev. P. B. Wells con
ducted the funeral services at the
cemetery Saturday afternoon.
To Cure A Cold In One Day
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tab
lets. All druggists refund the money
if it fails to cure. E. W. Grove's sig
nature is on each box. 25c.
WANTED-SEVER AL PERSONS OF CHAR.
acter and good reputation in each state (one in
this county required) to represent and adver
tise old established wealthy business house of
solid financial standing. salary $18.00 weekly
with expenses additional, all payable in cash
each Wednesday direct from head ofiices.
Horse and carriage furnished, when necessary.
References. Enclose self-addressed stampe
envelope. Manager. 316 Caxton Building. 'hi
cago. [e6-e4 t.
You know What You Are Taking
When you take Grove's Tasteless
Chill Tonic because the formula is
plainly printed on every bottle showing
that it is simply Iron and Quinine in a
tasteless form. No Cure, No pay. 50c.
Pyny-Balsam Relieves Bight Away
New Zion Dots.
Editor The Manning Times:
Your correspondent has been away
on a little trip is the cause of his not
having a letter in your last issue. On
the 10th. there was an excursion to the
famous Isle of Palms, and I took ad
vantage of the apportunity to get a dip
in the Atlantic. I should have been
glad to have had the TIME'S editor
along and watched him in the surf with
his fellow citizens, male and female.
Good behavior was largely instrumen
tal in bringing tbe crowd back on their
return tickets. The excursion manage
ment deserves credit for the handling
of the large crowd.
Mr. J. W. Fleming is still lingering
with illness. The entire community
sympathizes with him.
Mr. Ed Green has returned to Clar
endon and has accepted a position as
section masteron a portion of the Alder
man railroad. Everybody is glad that
Ed is back home again.
Your comments on Manning's market
is the subject of favorable comment in
this section. The farmers have their
eyes open to all the "tricks of the
trade" and they do not hesitate to give
the TIMES editor credit for being the
people's friend, and constantly watching
their interests. I believe that all of
Clarendon's farmers should patronize
the Manning market, and they really
want to, but human nature is the same
all over the world and our farmers are
like the farmers everywhere, they
want the full market price for their
cotton and tobacco, and if the market
at the county seat wont give it, they
will seek elsewhere. I believe the
merchants of Manning can make that
town a first class market if they will,
but if they will let people take the
market and run it to suit themselves,
it is bound to be run into the ground.
Already, since the TIMEs has begun
an agitation of this matter the market
became quickened, and a few farmers
got better prices. Keep the ball roll
ing until you have convinced Manning's
merchants that they must be up and
doing or they will get down and be
The people of Clarendon may not al
ways agree with the TIMES editor's
conclusions, but they cannot help but
give him credit for a sincere desire to
take care of the people. As for me, I
am free to confess that I am a convert
to the policies advocated by the TIMES,
and the more I read it's ably written
editorials the more thorough do I un
derstand our conditions and the more
convinced do I become that "Old Ap"
has got a level head and he has the
manhood to use it, as his judgment di
rects. He does not wait to see which side
will be the most popular with the Poli
ticians, but he goes right ahead and
advocates what be believes is right. I
have watched his course, and he has
always been consisitant. Therefore I
have a strong faith in his honesty and
judgment, and notwithstanding the ef
forts that have been made to discredit
him, the people regard him as their
friend and will stick to him.
Colonel Gantt's "Appeal to Reason"
is the best school on national questions
I have ever seen and I hope he will
keep on in his good work. Every let
ter is a sledge-hammer blow on the
shackles of political slavery. I am
glad to see so many correspondents in
the TIMES. It makes the paper inter
esting, as it gives all of us an idea of
what is going on allover the county.
Better Than White Lead
that's what L. & M. Paint is. Cheaper
too. Prove it by showing you houses
in good condition that were painted
years ago and clinch the proof with
facts and figures. The R. B. Laoryea
Drug Store, Sole Agents, Manning, S.C.
Stages of Water.
Camden, Sept. 13, 8 a. m.-Height of Wateree
river, 6.7 feet, being a fall of 3 10 of a foot dur
ing past 24 hours.
Sept. 17, 8 a. m.-Height of Wateree river,
6.5 feet. being a fall of 4-10 of a foot during
past 24 hours.
Columbia, Sept. i3, 8 a. m.-Height of Conga
ree river, 2.2 feet, being stationary during past
Sept. 16, 8 a. m.-Height of Congaree river,
2.3 feet, being a fall of 5-10 of.a foot during past
St. Stephen's, Sept. 15, 8 a. m.-Height of
Santee river, 9 feet, being a fall of 5-10 of a
foot during past 24 hours..
Sept. 16, 8 a. m.-Height of Santee river, 8.7
feet, being a fall of 5-10 of a foot during past 24
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ern h, Th8 Kind You Have Always Bo~ght
Beware of Green Fruit.-Now in the
heated term people should pay atten
tion to their diet, avoiding unripe fruit
and stale vegetables which itnvariably
bring on cramps, cholrea morbus, or
diarrhoea. Children are particularly
subject to complaints of this king, and
no mother can feel safe without having
a bottle of PAIN-KILLER. It is -a safe,
sura and 0peedy cure. Avoid substi
tutes, there is but one Pain-Killer,
Perry Davis'. Price 25c. and 50c.
Notice of Limited Partners hip.
T HE UNDE RSIGNED HAVE
formed a limited partnership to be con
ducted under the name of John G.
Slaughter Limited with its principal
place of business at Manning, South
The business of the said partnership
is to be buying, selling and trading in
John G. Slaughter is a general part
ner and to have the general manage
ment of the business of the partnership.
M. 1P. Jordan is a special partner
and has contributed to the common
stock of said partnership the sum of
Tulian C. Jordan is a special partner
and has contributed to the common
stock of the partnership the sum of
This partnersh'p is to commence on
the 1st, day of Jul 1901 and to termi
nate on the 1st, day of July 1902.
JNo. G. SLAUGHTER,
of Danville, Va.
M. P. JORDAN,
of Danvilie, Va.
JULIEN C. JORDAN,
of Danville, Va.
July 1st, 1601. [27-6t
Persons ir tending to buy seed cotton
are required to first obtain the reco
mendation of the landowners in the
township in which they propose to buy.
The licene fee is $25.00 and all par
ties who propose to deal in seed cotton
had best take out license at once, as the
law will be enforced. The penalty for
its violation is severe, and the inform
er gets one half of the fine imposed.
T. C. OWENS.
Notice to Creditors.
All persons having claims against the
estate of Sam Taylor, deceased, will
present them duly attested, and those
owing said estate will make payment to
J. H. TIMMONS, C. C. P.,
Manning, S. C., Sept 1, 1901 [2'7..At
CALL AND SEE OUR NEW LINE OF
Plain and Striped.
...ALSO A NEW LINE OF...
Embroidered Pattern Waists.
All the New Colorings.
These are just the materials for early Fall Waists,
and the newest things shown.
Take a Look at Our Line of
Everything that is new you will find here.
I We are opening new goods every day.
Soliciting a share of your trade,
1J. RYTTENBER9 & ONS,
SUMTER, S. C.
Won't bring business nowadays. The people
want GOOD, NICE, CLEAN GOODS for
their money and not so much H ORNBLOW
We show our goods and quote prices and
then the goods will sell themselves, as every
thing we sell is at least 25 per cent. cheaper
than our neighbors.
THE RACKET STORE is known far and wide as
he price-makers and trade-drawers, and everything we sell
s sold under a guarantee, and when you visit our place (if
ou have not done so already) youwill be convinced that we
o as we say.
Ours is a department store where everything is kept ex
ept groceries. and every department is a store within itself.
We employ notlhig but the best clerks and they all
now their business and CAN BE RELIED UPON.
W~e keep in touch with all the Northern markets and
~vhen there is a bargain for Manning we get it and give you
he benefit of it.
Our Styles and Values
Are as high as the heavens and our prices are
as low as the lowest depths of the sea and one
price to every one.
Our record is before you ; it is not made
up of Trickeries and Misrepresentations.
Don't be fooled by some of these big Horn
Blowers and slick-tongued fellows, but come
to us, as we carry a high class line of goods as
cheap as some of our neighbors' common class
goods. We want your trade and will give you
100 cents worth of goods for every dollar.
We are the People to Save You Money.
To buy right enables us to sell right. Any
of the prices we quote invite comparison and
our competitors' criticisms, particularly those
that blow the big horn.
We quote no prices on goods that we haven't on hand.
Our sole aim is to give our customers the
full value of their money.
Yours for big values,
IS '" Proprietor...
.i tnt1 RaDcket Store.
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