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MANNING, S. C., OCT. 16, 1901. PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: one year. ..........................$1 50 six months......................-- 7-5 Four months.................... ......50 ADVERTISING RATPES: One square, one time, $1: each subsequent in sertion. 50 cents. Obituaries and Tributes of Respect charged for as regular advertisements. Liberal contracts made for three, six and twelve months. Communications must be accompanied by the real name and address of the writer in order to receive attention. No communication of a personal character will be published except as an advertisement. Entered at the Postoffice at Manning as Sec ond Class matter. Copies of this paper may be found on file at Washington in the office of our special corres pondent. E. G. Siggers, 918 F street, N. W., Washington, D. C. THE JONES-STATE'S SCHEME. The Jones proposition for all of the Senatorial candidates to step aside and give General Wade Hampton an uncontested right away to the United States Senate, has not met with the unanimity the projectors of such a scheme would desire, in fact, the propo sition does not meet with the ap proval of all of the Anti-McLau rin newspapers. A great many believe as we do, that it is a trick for the purpose of giving aid to the candidacy of one of McLau rin's opponents. The Columbia State has been delivering itself of a series of lectures to the former Conserva tives. the purpose was to draw factional lines against McLaurin. It wanted the Conservatives to vote solidly against McLaurin and of course cast their votes for the man that paper would name later. These lectures to Con servatives was only a part of the plot; the next move was to get Wily Jones to make a grand stand play for applause, and to have George Johnston ready as a willing sacrifice. Wily Jones did his stunt beau tifully. He made the great patriotic sacrifce of giving up his candidacy for the United States Senate because "business interests" needed him at home, and he want his opponents to do likewise.- Wily Jones did not take into consideration that the other candidates were not en gaged in "business interests" which made it necessary for them to remain at home: not one of them is a-national banker, nor are all of them capitalists, they can. without any detriment to their business interests, be come public servants, hence Wily Jones was not doing the patriotic after all, his retirement was because of being weighted down with money bags, but to his play for applause, his hand was called by George Johnston, who it is stated was about to re tire from the senatorial race anyway, to enter the congression al fight in his district. The scheme to get Hampton brouo-ht prominently forward to help the State in it's fight for George, Johnston worked fairly well. Jones retired, Johnston willing to sacrifice his ambition for' Hampton, Latimer says he will not, Hemphill says nothing, and Henderson has said less. Hamp-' ton will not go into the fight, and the State will make John ston its candidate, and strain every nerve to get the friends of Hampton to support Johnston because Johnston was willing to sacrifice himself for~ Hampton. The State will attempt to draw the factional lines by urging the Conservatives to vote solidly- for Johnston arguing that the election of Johnston will come near maing amends for the wrong done Hampton. If the Conservatives can be led by the State, the other candidates will -divide up the Reform vote, and probably the fight in the second race will be between two Conservatives. It is a great scheme the State has fallen upon to defeat McLaurin and Lati mer both, but will it work? We think not. The people of this -State have laid aside factional lines; there is no such thing as Reformers and Conservatives now, both factions pulled against each other to their own detri ment, and the people do not want a return of these conditions, but notwithstanding all of this, the Columbia State and its few little echoes, is making every endeavor to get the Conservati ves drawn up in solid phalanx, and the use of Hampton's name *in connection with the senatori al race, in our opinion is simply a trick to build up a sentiment in favor of the man whom the State has selected to play the sacrifice act. If George John ston remains in the race for Senator, watch the State, and you will find it playing the Hampton string for him, for all it can make out of it. and if he decides to run for Congr-ess, the State will take a heavy hand in that fight and appeal to it's rea ders to support George John ston because he said he was willing to give way to Hamnp ton. Johnston will be quite a load for the State to carry we imag ine, because the people have not forgotton how he acted when he was defeated for Congr-ess by Latimer, they recollect how he hung around the departments at Washington and kept Repub licans in office, by throwing1 obstacles in the way of our Congressman, the blacklist ing of Irby, Latimer, Stokes, McLaurin, Strait and Wilson, the Reform representatives was a sore that will take more than fair promises to heal. Johnston gracefully, and his scarcasm ever since has only drifted him farther away from public favor. If the State's idea was to huddle the Conservatives together to vote for Johnston, it will find it self uot alone in drawing fac tional lines; it is a game that others can play. There are a number a candi dates in the field for the United States Senate, and with no trick ery by the men behind the ma chine, the people will have an opportunity to judge and select; if Hemphill, Henderson, John ston, Latimer or McLaurin re ceive a majority in the primary after a free for all fight, no one can complain, but if gag rule is attempted, and all kinds of com binations are formed, the people will break the gag and smash the combiners. If the State is in earnest in believing that Gen eral Hampton can defeat Mc Laurin overwhelming, we will say that we do not think so. Not that the people have lost any veneration for General Hampton; by no means, but because they realize the necessity of having at the National Capitol a vigor ous man to represent them, and they believe General Hampton with his eighty four years of age is incapacitated for the work. Hampton is loved and honored by the people and if his physical condition was sufficient they would willingly give him any office in their gift, but they are not willing, for the sake of a sen timent which has no practical value place, the man they love in such a position, and thereby make him a nonenity. Hampton would be defeated if he ran is what we believe. CONTEMPTIBLE It somtimes happens that edi tors get mixed in their data, especially when they depend entirely upon their memories. In our issue of 2nd inst, in call ing attention to the unfair means employed by the News and Cou rier with regard to McLaurin, we took occasion to show that the editor of the Laurens Coun ty News at one time edited the Horry Herald and that paper supported Samps Pope, when we wrote that article we believed the present editor of Laurens County News was editing the Horry Herald when that paper was supporting Pope, and we said so. A few days after our paper was issuedwe received a po lite letter from the present editor of the Laurens County News , in which he convinced us that we were mistaken in locating him with the Horry Herald in 1894. His letter was polite and gentle manly, we were satisfied his statement was correct, and ac cordingly in our next issue 9th inst, we made the correction and apologized as a gentleman will always do when he is convinced that he has made an error, and probably done an unjustice. In stead of waiting to see if we would make the correction, the editor of the Laurens County News makes a villianous attack upon us, and by so doing shows that he lacks good breeding. We therefore refuse to be drawn into a newspaper controversy with such a character, and his impertinent and uncalled for ut terances will receive no further attention in these columns. Deafness Cannot be Cured by local applications, as they cannot reach the diseased portion of the ear. There is only one way to cure deafness, and that is by oastitu tional remedies- Deafness is caused b:y 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 arc caused by catarrh, which is nothing but an infiamed condition of the mu cWe wil gve One Hundred Dollars for any case of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that can not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure- send for circulars. free F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo. 0. Sold by druggists. 75c. Hall's amilv Pills are the best. New Zion Dots. Editor The Manning Tunes: Mr. S. L. Thornp son formerly of this place has accepted a position to teach in the-school at Shiloh. All of us here wish him success. Miss Geddings of Paxville has ac cepted a position as teacher in the Coker school near Seloc. Miss Ged ings has been highly recomended by THE TufES' editor and others comnpe tent to judge, and her coming into this section is received with much pleasure. The Manning Road school near J. W. Gibbons will be conducted by Miss Norris of Columbia. The Zionites will have to look to their laurels, so many charming young ladies coming in the vicinity. These ladies from abroad coming among us will find a hearty 1 welcome and the young gentlemen will do all in their power to entertain them. I am a great believer in all teachers being young marriageable ladies, and I if ever I run for the office of County Superintendent of education, I shall advocate lady teachets as one of the planks in my platform. It has been sometime since the dude of Sardinia created much notice in these parts, but of late he has been seen quite frequently rolling down to see his heart's idol, and the young Zionites must stand aside with drooping eads when he is around. The wife of Butler Gibbons has been extremely ill, but I am glad to say she is better now. Look here, what has become of the : Pinewood "Buster," and John Slab with his very sensible ruminationsI I am also anxious for Colonel Gantt to' begin writing for THE TIMES again and also your Paxville correspondent. I wish these writers would keep up the pace they held a while back, because it gives us people over here some idea that we are not the only portion of the county. The readers of THE TIMES in this section are always glad to hear from the rest oi the county. I have heard consideraible favorable comments on your editorial of last week, every man who I heard give his opin ion said "Hampton is too old for public office," and the proposition of Col. Wilie Jones to withdraw from the race A Raging, Roaring Flood Washed down a telegraph line which Ohas. C. Ellis of Lisbon. in., had to repair. "Standing waist deep in icy water." he writes. "gave me a terrible cold and cough. It grew worse daily. Finally the best doctors in Oakland, Neb., sioux City and Omaha said I had Consumption and could not live- Thea I began using Dr. King's New Discovery and was wholly cured by six bottles" Positively guaranteed for Coughs. Cols nd llThratand L~ troubles by The ror Senator, is nothing but a trick to lefeat McLaurin. It is the opinion bere that the call for Hampton to come Lnt) the fight, is a strong evidence that the opposition to McLaurin has at last discovered that the people are not being fooled with their unfair tactics and misrepresentations. - They cannot defeat McLaurin by dragging to the front the hero of '76 who led the red shirted hosts against the negros and their carpetbag allies. The red shirts of '76 were worn by men who are support ing McLaurin and there is no need of "Hampton to save the State" as it was then. What we cannot understand is, if McLaurin is such an insignificant factor in this great senatorial contest. why is it that as soon as Ben Tillman became disabled that Hemp hill, Johnston and Henderson, three bitter opponents of Tillman formerly, stop fighting too. It looks that they have more faith in the coat-tail of Ben Tillman than they have in their own powers to convince the people that Mc Laurin is wrong. These same men used to speak very disparagingly of Tillman's friends as coat-tail swingers, and if that crew are not coat-tail swin gers, please give them a name for me. I believe Colonel Jones made a play to sentiment so that he could get out of the senatorial race without admitting his incompetency for such a high posi tion. What has become of the cotton buy er from Norfolk who promised to go on the Manning market to buy cotton from the farmers? Has he been bought or scared off? I hope he will carry out his promise and help us get what our cotton is worth. I see Mr. Rigby has entered the field to buy cotton, and he must be doing better than common, because a kinsman of mine wrote me, he is picking up the bulk of the cotton from the country merchants, and right sharp from the wagons that stay on the streets until the cotton is sold. Do you know that many a dollar is lost by driving into a store lot with cotton. If a farmer has cotton to sell, my advice to him is to drive out in front of the court house, take his sam ple and go on the market; as a rule where the cotton is driven into a lot, the buyers are not anxious to buy, be cause they think the man whose lot the cotton has been taken into, will buy it anyway, and there is no use to bid. If the business men of Manning would heed the advice of THE TIMES, Manning would become a fine cotton market. The people believe the edi tor of THE TIMES is doing all he qan for the masses, and until the contrary is shown,. they will stand squarely by him. B. A Poor Millionaire Lately starved in London because he could not digest his food. Early use of Dr. King's New Life Pills would have saved him. They strengthen the stomach. aid digestion, promote assimilation, improve appetite. Price 25c. money back if not satisfied. Sold by The R. B. Loryea Drug Store. Information For Mr. Iatimer. At last Mr. A. C. Latimer has kindly condescended to ask us for certain information that we have been anxious to give him since the recent summer school meeting at Tirzah. By the mail f Sunday, we received from bim the following, which is re produced verbatim et literatum: BELTON S. C. Oct, 5th 1901. rIHE EDITOR YORKvILLE ENQUJIRER: I have a copy of the Daily Record in which there is a clipping headed "Up ao Latimer." This article states that you charge that I used my privileges ts amember of the H. R. to canvass the members in the interest of a Photo raph enlarging concern. What I did n that matter has never been comn >lained of by any member of the House ,hat I have ever heard of nor by any >ther gentleman who knows the facts. [t is a matter in which you have no soncern except as a meddler and for whose opinion I have no concern. As o the second charge that Iacted as an 1,gent of a big trunk line railroad in kie destribution of free passes to mem ers of the House. I deny the charge mnd demand the name of the congress A. C. LATIMER. Just as the clipping referred bo in The Record may have put bhe matter "Up to Latimer." NJr. Latimer has now clearly put it "Up to The Enquirer," and if he will indulge us a little we will try to give him the desired information. Among the speakers at Tirzah, :m August 3, 1900, was Mr. A. D. Latimer. The Enquirer had ao personal representative at bhat meeting; but got its infor-' aiation of what occured from ififerent people who were pres ant. Among other things Mr. Latimer was reported to have slaimed much credit for his ef ~orts in behalf of rural free de ivery and many of his hearers mnderstood these claims to in ~ringe achievements that they mnew belonged to Dr. J. William Stokes. This writer was, at the ime, serving temporarily as the f(orkville correspondent of the Tharleston News and Courier, mnd told of the circumstances 'elated, in that paper. A few lays afterward, there came a etter from Dr. J. Win. Stokes, Lnd although we do not care to rive all of it at this time, we'll wANTED-SEvERAL PERSONS OF CHAR eter and good reputation in each state (one In his county required) to represent and adver Ise old established wealthy business house of olid financial standing. salary $18.00 weekly rith expenses additional all payable in cash ach wednesday direct from head offices. torse and carriage furnished, when necessary. teferences. Enclose self-addressed stampe nvelope. Manager, 316 Caxton Building. 'hi S.R. Watches, C F I make a sp4 ENTS and alway Silverwan and numerous oth C o All Watch, C P~r MA&NNING TIMEs Southern W. H. MIXSC WHOLESALE ?FRUIT and BARRELS, BASKI High Grade V4 -g CHARLESTON, - - beg permission to introduce the following as "Exhibit A:" ORANGEBURG, S. C., Aug. 10, 1900. Mr. W. D. Grist, Yorkville, S. C.: Friend Grist-I see by your report in The N. & C., of the Tirzah meeting, that Mr. Latimer has been "at it again," If all my friends were as ef fective as you in this sort of thing, I would have no need to defend my title. Your hit on the picture enlarging business was a centre hit. Several others equally appropriate--organizing free junkets among members, placing his kinfolk in the government service, and having his form set in grass at the government expense and under a gov ernment expert when the State farm at Clemson is but a few miles distant. All this is of a piece with the peniten tiary book case scandal. With kind regards, Faithfully, J. WM. STOKES. All this was so interesting, that the writer was constrained to ask Dr. Stokes for more sub stantial details, at the same time giving assurance that nothing the doctor would write would afterward be used to his embar rassment as a public man. In reply, Dr. Stokes said that all the matters inquired about were of common knowledge in Wash ingtion, and some of them are of public record. The letter covers four pages; but for the present one or two short ex tracts introduced here as "Ex hibit B," will suffice: ORANGEBURG, S. C., August 21, 1900. Mr. W. D. GRIsT, Yorkville, S. C.: The party in question organized a junket to Cuba, and also one to Due West from Washington a couple of years ago, and many smaller trips to New York and Niagara for family and friends. On many, or most of these, I was persistently urged to go. It was urged that it would cost nothing-un til I plainly told the party that was my chief objection to going. He also had sent me an annual pass over one of the great trunk lines, which I returned. I have heard of others whose scruples of this sort were overcome by him. If any controversy should arise and I am called upon to testify, I will not flinch; but I don't care to appear in the role of informant even though it be as to matters of public record. Faithfully, J. WM. STOKES. After these letters had been read more than a year ago, they were carelessly thrown aside; but when Mr. Latimer made his vicious attack on Tne Enquirer at Tirzah some weeks back, they became of renewed impor tance, and it has required a tedious search to.bring them to light again. They contain some additional facts that are quite interesting; but which, for the present, will keep as well as the others would have kept had Mr. Latimer conducted himself with becoming circumspection at Tirzah. As to Mr. Latimer's claim that we had no concern in this photo graph enlarging business, we beg to differ. We are willing to concede his right to sell pictures on the floor of the House. As Congressman from the Third district he is not our direct rep resentative; but when he asks for the privilege as the repre sentative of all the people in South Carolina, to sell pictures to the Senators, we insist upon our right to protest. People Believe In It. It has been cynically said than any thing can be sold by advertising now-a days. This is not so. Many liniments have been advertised but only one Perry Davis' Painkiller--has stood the test of sixty years' use. To-day its popularity is greater than ever and is based not upon what anybody says but upon what the remedy does. There is but one Painkiller, Perry Davis'. CASTOR IA For Infants and& Children. The Kind You Have Always Beught Bears the Signature of PnyEatsam eliee Eight Away and makes aspeedy endot of oghsand colds. Paeinit Youir Buzggy for a. Dola1r At Rhame'S Drug Store. SAVE DOLLARS WIlTH SENSE. FOR PAINTING Buggies, Wagons, Carriages, Plow, Harvesting Machines, and all imple ments exposed to the weather. USE BULLION BUGGY PAINT. RIHAMES DRU(U STORE, 'Sumtnertoni, S. C. REWARD. We will pay one hundred dollars ($100.) reward for the arrest and conviction of the party or parties who entered our planeing mill between the hours of 7 p. m. of the 5th inst, and 6 a. m. of the 7th inst, and stole therefrom four leath er belts, some of them single and others double. For further particulars, apply to D. WV. ALDERMAN & SONS' CO. VENNING, Jeweler -o-e Dealer in e-c Locks, Jewelry and All Kinds of ANCY NOVELTIES. ialty of WEDDING and HOLIDAY PRES Scarry a large and handsome line of ,Hand-Painted China, Glassware er articles suitable for gifts of all kind. M E A ND S EE T HE M. look and Jewelry Repairingr Done omptly and Guaranteod 3LocK. - - MAxx.YIxo(, s. C. Fruit Co. : N, Manager. DEALERS IN PRODUCE. s s' Arnts or' TS, CRATES, Etc.. gtanble Seeds. ' FALL ,ANNOUNCEMENT CALL AND SEE OUR NEW LINE OF a WAISTINGS TRICOTS. ALBATROSS Etc. Plain and Striped. ... ALRO A NEW LINE OF... 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In the cheaper Grades of Dress Stuff we have what you want beginning at 10c. yd. up. Some Domestics. Best standard Prints with the colors fast at.......... Several hundred yards Calico, first rate goods at. 4c. Good Outings at... .......... ......... ......... 4c Yard wide Sea Island at .........,p........c. Good Check Hompspuns at.................. .4or4 by the whole piece. Canton Flannel just...... ................... . Our stock of Shoes is well known to all'who have Shoes to, buy and if you .vant your Shoes to be stylish and to last wilT ,get our Shoes. We can also fit you up in a nice suit or -pair of Pants when you want them. SNOTIONS w Don't scorn the little things. The cents we save a family. on the myriad articles in our Notion Departmhent that are daily needed will amount to many hundred dollars in the years that pass. Fall Paper of Pins ...................................... . 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Remember :: you can get a Watch FREE with everyt Suit::| you bug of us at $5. and upwards. Downfall in Cow Hides. We have skimed the prices on SHOES. And are simply doing the SHOE BUSINESS, you can't resist buy -_ Sing when you see our immense stock and the low prices. ..- Ladies Button and Lace Shoes at 50c. to $3.50. Men's fine Shoes ...at 85c. to $4.50. $1.25 Shoes in Men's aud women's at 98c. ~2 We are making NEW CUSTOMERS every day-The Bargains is Swhat brings them. ~ Dress Goods worth 10c. 25c. and 50c. at Sc. 15c. and 25c. the yard. ~ Black Dress Goods worth $1.00'sa yard at 50c. Silks worth 35c. to - 50Sc. All 20c Silks worth 75c. to $1.00 at S0c. a yard. SNothing cheap but the price. SMen's Pants at 25c. and upwards. SSuspenders at 5c. and upward. Eight Day Clock at $1.98. ~-Waists Flannels, all the Shades in Solids and Stripes. Come to us. ~-before buying your fall bill. We promise and will save you money. A L L ROCADS L TDAD TO HORN-BASS O. 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