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LOUIS APPELT. Editor.
MANNNIG. S. C., SEPT. 28, 1904. PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: one year........... ............. 1 50 Six months............ . .--- -.---. Four months................................ 50 ADVERTISING RATES: One square. one time. 51: each subsequent in sertion. 50 cents. Obituaries and Tributes of Respect charaed for as regular advertisements. L.iberal contracts made for three. six and twelve months Entered at the Postoffice at Manning as See ona Class matter. A VIEW FROM ABROAD. We are in receipt of a letter from a'former South Carolinian, now living in West Virginia, ask ing us to write an editorial on the subject "In South Carolina, there is no God save the Dispen sary, and Tillman is its Prophet." This correspondent evidently keeps posted on South Carolina politics and has reached the con clusion that the entire popula tion worship at the dispensary shrine, and regard Tillman as an' idol. He is mistaken, the only part 'of our population thus be nighted are the politicians, and they would not be so, if they had the manhood to acknowledge the ownership of their souls, and strike the political shackles from their limbs. Our political sys tem, is virtually a deed conveyed to those in charge of the party machine, and it will continue to : be so until the people take more interest in our political affairs when the reorganization time comes. Every two years the party is supposed to be reorgan ized, clubs are called together, very few attend, and the same set of delegates attend the con vention from year to year, as it is in the county, so it is in the State, with the result that the same gang of politicians continue in possession of the machinery, and use it for their. own aggran dizement. In this way Tillman is made the Idol, and the dispen sary is the test of loyalty, hon or and ability: it is surpris ing to look upon the manner of men who fall down and worship at the shrine of these 'false gods for the sake of office. We favor the dispensary as a money mak ing scheme, and to regulate an evil, but there are those who are not in favor of it, and have op posed it as an iniquitous scheme which is -damning the souls of men, robbing the church, and defiling homes, yet the greed for office made them bow down be fore this juggernaut, and give a false sound to the note of their religious professions. We are not surprised that peo ple living in other States should think the people of this State ] are without a God, save "the Dis pensary and Tillman," when in the columns of the newspapers in the recent past, candidates!. made their loyalty to both the] Dispensary and Tilln-an, para-8 mount. Character, and ability. was a secondary consideration, - just so. a man stuck close to the Dispensary and Tiflman, his cre dentials were marked "0 K," by the powers for the enslaved vot ers. There will be a better time we believe, the indications point1 strongly in the direction of puri-2 fying our politics. - We believe, if the proper agi tating is done just before party reorganization two years hence, the county and State conventions will be in the control of men who will change. the party constitu-, tion and rules so that a candi -date for office need not stultify 'himself in order to secure votes political preferment, nor need he 'be required to accept issues which are repugnant to his priu-1 ciples, When this is done men of ability will regard it an honor' 'to stand for public office, and we will be rid of the gang of time-servers who are barnacles upon our body politic, and who are fast bringing the State into disrepute, and the law in con tempt. Daniel J. Sully, the great cot ton price pusher, is back in the pit on 'change, and we look for his manipulations to be repeated, but at the same time we cannot advise our farmers to hold their cotton. It is our judgment that as long as cotton will bring the present prices, no farmer who is encumbered with debt can afford to speculate by holding for higher prices. Our advice is, to gather the staple as fast as pos sible, and turn it into the cash. -Then square the store account, lift the mortgage, and buy sup plies for next year. No farmer in debt can take the chances of holding cotton when the price will give him a profit. The legislature should take some steps with regard to free tuition at our State educational institutions. It is not right to require the people to pay taxes for thc education of the children of high officials and others who are amply able to pay tuition sfees. The Citadel, Clemson and Winthrop, are supposed to give free tuition to only those whose parents are unable to pay tuition, but from what we see stated in various newspapers, we find that those in charge of these institu tions are aiding and abetting in a fraud upon the people by dis regarding the free tuition laws. We are informed that the chil *dren of men who hold high poli ticalpositions, and men of for tune have been, and are continu ing to be educated free at all of our State educational institu tions, and if this be true, the legislature should take steps to piut ano to this imposition. - Harmony Presbytery. Ir. Editor: Harmony Presbytery convenes in the Presbyterian church of Manning 01 next Tuesday evening. October 4th, a! 8 o'clock. It may be a matter of publi interest to publish some facts and in formation in your paper. Harmony Presbytery embraces th( counties of Sumter, Clarendon, Wil iamsburg, and Georgetown, and part of Lee, Kershaw, and Florence. Ther( are at present 13 ministers, 34 churche and three candidates in the Presbv tery. Each church is entitled to on representative. The sessions are ex ected to extend from Tuesday even ng to Friday evening, and all the ses ions are opened to the public, who ar ordially invited to attend. Dinner wil be served on the grounds on. Wednes !ay, Thursday, and Friday. There wil be preaching on each morning at 1. >'clock and each evening at 8 o'clock here will be communion service ox Wednesday morning. Each afternooz ome popular theme will be discusse< it 3:30. Of course the above schedule is liable o be changed to suit the Presbytery he opening sermon will be preachet >y Rev. W. S. Foster. Mr. Howerton rho preached in the Presbyteriaz hurch for one month during the sum ner of 1903,will be examined for license hese examinations are generally o nterest to the public. We hope the meeting of the Presby ,ery will prove an interesting meeting Lo the public. Our people of our sistei lenominations are as cordially invite( ts those of the Presbyterian church Ne hope none will be embarrassad le ause of the dinner on the grounds. I ,ny are unwilling to come withou1 ringing a basket such a contributiot till be received with cordial good will ut they are not asked to bring a con ribution. Very truly yours, J. M. HOLLADAY. The following schedule of service, luring the meeting of the Presbyter3 nay be expected. Tuesday evening preaching by Rev . S. Porter. Wednesday morning preaching b3 )r. N. W. Edmunds. Wednesday afternoon Foreign Mis ion meeting and addresses by Revs [as. McDowell, Dr. McKay, J. C. Bai. ey, V. P. Gaston. Wednesday evening preaching b3 ev. Dr. McKay. Thursday morning preaching b: lev. J. C. Bailey. . . Thursday afternoon Home Missiot neeting and addresses. Thursday evening preaching by Car 3arth. Friday morning preaching by Rev I. T. Darnall. Friday afternoon sermon by Mr lowerton. Friday evening preaching (to be an ounced.) $100 Reward, $100. The readers of this paper will be pleased t earn that there is at least one dreaded diseas hat science has been able to cure in all it. tages, and that isCatarrh. HairsCatarrh Cun s the only positive cure known to the medica aternity. Catarrh being a constitutional dis ase. requires a constitutional treatment. Hall' atrrh Cure is taken internally. acting directl pon the blood and mucous surfaces of the sy em. thereby destroying the foundation of thi seaseand giving the patient strength by build s up the constitution and assisting nature it oing its work. The proprietors have so muel aith in its curative powers, that they offer Oni undred Dollars for any case that it fails t< Ur. Send for list of testimonials. Address. F. J. CHENEY & Co.. Toledo. O Sold byv druggists. 75c. Halls Family Pills are the best. Alcoln Siftings. aitor The anning Times: Miss. Boozer who has been visiting at Irs. Nettles' returned to Georgetowi ast Tuesday. We fear - some one ia mothering grief as it. does not shou self as plainly as would be natural. Mrs. Harrell of Florence- is visiting Ler daughter Mrs J. P. Wells. Miss Hook is visiting her brother Ir. W. M. Hook. Miss Lucy Hinson who has been vis ting Miss Alice Harvin returned tC Ler home at Bainbridge, Ga., last 'hursday. Mr. L. D. Nettles of Lanes spent yes. erday and today with Mr. J:J. Nettles. Miss Lamb Mims spent yesterday at her home. Miss Berta Pringle spent yesterday Sumter. We object to all the young ies leaving town on Sundays, but we an't help it; they wil] go. A crowd of our young folks went out Mr, E. D. Hodge's last .Tuesday ght, and had no mercy on his grap ie. AlU enjoyed the ride, and. e delicious grapes. Mr. Hodge is a ery generous-hearted, jolly kind o: ellow, and we feel sure ~made the rowd feel at home. Mr. D. C. Shaw spent yesterday it sumter. Mr. J. P. Wells who has been quite ik is able to be at work again. PAT. Alcolu Sept. 26, 1904. Greeleyvme Genigs. ditor The Manning Times: Our town is still'on a boom, the bank gas opened on the 15th, and is doing [ood business. All of our merchants iave full stocks of goods and all seeiz o be getting their share of business, Lumber is being placed for the erec ,ion of a new store to be occupied by fr. W. L. Taylor, and we understanc ,here is to be a new brick store built it ,he near future, it is to be two storie ith a hall over head for the camp o: v. . W. The Mallard Lumber Co., is putting .n a much heavier mill than the one hat was burnt, 'and hope to be sawing iext week. The ladies of the Baptist church wil ive a festival at the town hall to norrow night for the benefit of the ihurch. Come down Mr. Editor, ani elp us out. Messrs Sam Hogan and Willie Brad cam went over to Foreston Sunday. Ir he language of your Foreston corres 3ondent "the Greeleyville boys do lov o go to Foreston." Miss Neta McRoy spent Sunday an' ionday with her sister Mrs. B. E slarkson. Our school opened on the 19th, wit] dvr. Capers Smith as principal an< ddissIrene Brailsford as assistant. Come and see us Mr. Editor. OBSERVER. Greeleyville, Sept. 27, 190s. THE CHRISTIAN churches at Con santinople, Turkey; and Yokahoma Japan, have long used the Longman 3 Martinez Paints for painting theil :hurches. Liberal contributions of L. & M~ Paint will be given for such purposes wherever a church is located. F. M. Scofield, Harris Springs, S. C. writes. "I painted our old homesteaf with L. & M. twenty-six years ago. No painted since; looks better than house: painted in the last four years." W. B. Barr, Charleston, W. Va. writes. "Painted Frankenburg bloc] with L. & M., shows better than an' buildings here have ever done; standi ut as though varnished, and and act cal cost of paint was less than 81.20 pel gllon. Wears and covers like gold.' These Celebrated Paints are sold b: bhe R. B. Loryea Drug Store. [o my friends and fellow citizens: Please accept my thanks for the con ience and endorsement expressed b; rour votes in the recent primary elec ion. I shall continue to do my duty as I see it, without fear or favor or th< iope of reward, other than the contin ued prosperity and improvement in ou: shools and the salaries, Sincerely grateful, ranola Dots. Editor The Manning Times: Notwithstanding the fact that this September sunshine is rapidly opening the cotton, harvesting is slow, owing to a variety of circumstances. Pickers holding back for fifty cents, and it is now generally acknowledged that farm ers will be compelled to yield to their demands. The so-called Farmers' Club is now on the war-path, and we hope will be successful in its attempts to reform things in general. There are many evils which ought to be remedied: so vast is the number that the club would do well to enlist the Salvation Army in the war between Might and Right. The church, which should be the great exponent of the Christian religion, becomes a mockery when we see in its fold many whose lives, instead of leading others onward and upward, are a reproach to religion, some whose frosted heads are ripe for the grim reaper, leading the youth of the land astray by pernicious examples. We are happy to report that the army worm of 1904 is a very aristocratic fellow in his tastes, seeming to prefer the rich mien's cotton, and passing the small farmers with contempt. He is waiting for the poor farmers to get up an ancestry, before condes cending to notice their fields. Mr. Editor, your views on immigra tion are just the thing for this day and time. We, who believe that a man should develop every God-given faculty have no time to consider our neighbor's ancestry and antecedents. Our dead forefathers played their part in life's great drama, some of them might "have drawn a good bow at Hastings," but they cannot support, educate and make citizens of their posterity. That is our work, and to accomplish it we must hew down the walls of prejudice and cling to our traditions only so far as they conduce to place us on a high plane of citizenship-Now for news. Miss Mariam Ragin of Pinewood, has returned home after a pleasant visit to relatives in this community. Mr. C. W. Evans has accepted a positiou in Summerton. Miss I. E. Way returned last Satur day from a visit to relations in Me chanicsville. Mr. S. C. Way and Mr. W. Miller, visited friends in Pinewood last week. Miss Louise Broadway, is on a visit to Miss May Harvin, of this 'neigh borhood. Miss Ben Harvin and William Cou lette left last week for Clemson College Miss Lena and Gertrude Holladay left last. week for college in North Carolina. Miss Evelyn Holladay has returned to Charleston, after a visit to relatives in this neighborhood. Miss Bessie Holladay left last week to attend school in Orangeburg. Miss Mary Harvin is attending school in Greeville. W. Summerton News. Editor The Maumnng Times: In writing this letter I feel like I must congratulate the ninth grade of the Summerton school and Mr. Ervin Belser .mpst of all for the fine letter from this place to the TmrEs last week. I also fpel like the host of readers of the TInis will join me in congratulat ing youl Mr. Editor in the growth of your paper and I say that every .one who l6ives his country and the right thing, should do their part toward the paper so that the Manning TaMEs can prosper and maintain the high stand ard it has made. The second suit for damages against the county at this place in the pass few weeks was held here last Friday. Mr. B.C. Raginbrought suitagainst Claren don county in the sum of one hundred dollars for damage to his horse and bug gy on the public highway. The case resulted in a mistrial, now we feel like some of the jurors that Mr. Ragin is entitled to damages, but that the county was not liable, and that the damages should come from the parties that were using the turnout. Dr. Leon Fisher and Miss Addle Broadway were married on the 20th. Mr. H. R?. Meldau is making an ad dition en his store. H. Summerton Sept. 27. Letter to L. C. Ingram. Dear Sir: Who you can buy paint for less than Devoe; don't save your money. Mr. Aaron Higgins, Plainfield, N. J. always used 15 gallons of paint for his house; Devoe took 11. Mr. Ezra Rathmell, Williamsport Pa. Ilways used 11; Devoe took 6. Mr. Burt Young, Gira~rd, Pa. always used a gallon for certain rooms; took half as much Devoe. Mr. Nathaniel Barber, Canton, N. Y. bought 12 Devoe; used less than 6. You can always buy paint for less than Devoe; don't save your money. The wearing counts the same way and doubles the difference. The cost of painting is by the gallon. Weak paint costs most; mn gallon. Yours truly, 16 F. W. DEVOE &CO. P. S.-Manning Hardware sell our paint. Suicide in Bennettsville. IBennettsville, Sept. 22.-George W. Taylor, of Bennettsville, a photograph er, lies dead from a bullet sent into his brain by his own hand about 9 o'clock this moruing. The ball entered the right temple and went almost through the skull at the left side of the fore head.He was unconscious from the time of the shooting, but lived till five this afternoon. Taylor had been drinking heavily about two weeks, and last night had delirium tremens at his room at C. W. Crassland's, where he boarded. He imigined that three young men in town were trying to kill him on account of a remark which he said they accused him of making about a young lady. Mr. Crossland and Taylor's room mate, Wal ter McCall, were up nearly all night trying to get him quiet. Early in the morning he came down stairs but heard a gun fire in the creek near by and ran up to his room and went under the bed. Afterwards he came down again and went to the residence of his friend, B. F. McLendon, and asked for the loan of a pistol, saying he was going to Cheraw. M,endon ips4e an evasive reply, but Taylor gnntic~d, top); th~e pistol from the room and went to his stiydio,. He called G. W. Waddill, who was passing, and repeated the story about the boys trying to kill him. Mr. Waddill in vestiated and found it to b~eipgin ary. The Mayor heard of Taylor's condi. tion and sent Policeman David to iin. vestigate. David taiked with Taylor and phoned for a doctor. He then start ~ed to report to the Mayor. Waddili persuaded Taylor to go home with him, and ordered his buggy to take him. Waddill was standing in the front door and Taylor went back to get his coat, as Waddill thought. Just as Taylor went behind a screen the pistol fired. Waddill rushed to him and found him lying on the floor, unconscious, with a hole in his temple. Before the shoot ng it was noticed that Taylor had gashes on his throat, and it was after. wards found that there was a stab in the left breast. Blood in Taylor's room at Crossland's indicates that he tried to kill himself with a knife there last night or early this morning. Taylor was about 35 and unmarried. He came from North Carolina about fifteen years ago, and was doing a good photographic busmness. He was a gen erous and jovial man and liked by all. His brother, J. B. Taylor, of Manning, arrived to-night.-R. L. F. in News and "Bob" Pierson Kiled. The many acquintances of Robert M. Pierson will be shocked to read the accompanying sad news. The deceased was born and reared near New Zion, this county, and was well and favor ably known. His sudden tragic end only proves the uncertainty of life. The burial took place in Sumter Monday. Mr. R. M. Pierson, a retired lumber man, who was until recently a resident of Walterboro, S. C., was killed by a fall from a trolley car in Savannah Sat urday night. Mr. Pierson was with his fiance, Miss Westendorf. who formerly lived in Charleston. The following ac count of the accident was published in the Savannah Morning News of Sun (lay: "While with the young lady whom le was to inake his bride next Wednes ay, Mr. R. M. Pierson, a wealthy and retired saw mill man of Walterboro, S. C., fell from a Liberty 'street trolley car on West Broad street at the union station early last night and sustained injuries from which he died several hours later at the Savannah Hospital. "Miss Leah Anderson Westendoff, daughter of Mrs. James E. Westen dortr, until recently of Charleston, and Mr. Pierson was to have been married Wednesday morning at the home of the bride's mother.tNo. 4 Ogletorpe avenue, west. Miss Westendorg's trousseau had been prepared and all arrange ments had been made for the wedding. ,'Early last nigbt Miss Westendorff, her mother and Mr. Pierson started for the union station and boarded a Liberty street car. The car was almost at a standstill when Mr. Pierson step ed off for the purpose of as isting Miss Westendorf and her mother. In some way he missed his footing and fell backwards, striking on his head on the vitrified brick pave ment. "He was unconscious when as ;istance reached him and never spoke after falling. The police ambulance was summoned and Dr. W. W. Owens was called. Mr. Pirson was taken to the Savannah Hospital, where an examination was made. There was no evidence of a fracture of the skull although he never regained conscious oess. He died about midnight. "Miss Westendorif and her mother went to the hospital and were almost prostrated' when Mr. Pierson's death was made known to them. It had been hoped that his injuries were not of a serious nature, and his death was a great shock to his intended bride. "Mr. Pierson, until about four years ago, was engaged in the lumber and saw mill business at Walterboro and was successful. He retired and had spent considerable of his time in travel ling. Several months ago he met Miss Westendorff at her home in this city, and a friendship which he had cherish ed for the family in South Carolina, ripened into love for the daughter he met here. All arrangements had been made for the wedding and a bridal trip was to have been made to St. Louis. In Memariam. On the morning of September 8th, 1904 death with its cituel and relentless hand invaded the ranks of our Sunday school and took from our midst one of its purest aad lovliest members, Vir inia Land. Surely he selected a sin ing mark. Sad memories fill our hearts today as we look for the beauti ul face that has gone forever, but mid our deep sorrow and blinding ears we can but exclaim, God's ways are not like ours. Under the mysterious visitations of Divine Providence it is but natural to rieve. Yes. it is even right to do .so, nd with the fond .parents and, loving brothers and sisters we freely mingle ur tears of sorrow, but not as those who have no hope for Tis when our eyes are blinded with their tears, And see no light nor hope for future - years, ci Nor happiness nor peace nor anyshing, rhat we discern the shadow of thy - wing." Therefore Resolved that in the death f Virginia Land the Foreston Metho list Sunday school has lost a faithful tnd attentive punil, and her teachers tnd associates a liind and loving friend. Resolved, That a blank page in the ninute book be inscribed to her mem )ry, and a copy of this preamble and esolutions besent to her family, and ublished in the county papers and southern Christian Advocate. By or ler of the Sunday school. 0. W. NETTLES, Secretary. Foreston, Sept. 28, 1904. Notice to Creditors. All persons having claims against bhe estate of A. F. Richardson, de ~eased, .will present them dul y at bested, and' those owing said estate will make payment to JAMES B, RICHARDSON, Administrator. Pinewood, S. C. THE CHAMPION STUMP PULLER, The Strongest, the Simplest and most eco nomical of all Stump Hullers. Try it be fore you pay for it. Guaranteed to pull yor stmor rno pay a-d. and prices. THE CHAMPION STUMP POLLER CO., coLm Bma. s. C. PARKER'S HARBALSAM 40c.si otlid R. B. LI.IYEA DRUG STORE, ISAAC M. LORYEA, Prop., Sign of the . . Golden Mortar, Beg to inform their many friends and custom ers that they are prepared to supply their wants with their accustomed celerity.. We carry a full and complete line im every de ;artment of the DRUG BUSINESS ad every attention is shown to the wants of their customers For Xany Years We have endeavore.d to give the very best at ;etion to our customers' wants, and feel that rp paisuceeded. DRUGS, MEDICINES ad CHEMICAL~S is complete i every particular and every and av demand can be supplied.. W~hen in need of PURE DRUGS and MEDI 3NES call on us and we can give you general MaIL ODERS receive our careful and im ndiate attention on day of receipt. We hope for your kind patronage whileh for -ars we have earnestly striven to merit. ISAAC M, LORYEA, Proprietor, Sign of the Golcden Mortar MANNING, S. C. Clothing FOR FALL AND WINTER. Our Fall and Winter Garments are now ready, and Clothing, Hats and Furni-shing God, we would 1ike the pleasure of supplying. We would certainly like to number you among our lence of our dlohng wand the reasonableness of or prices. In New Quarters. We now occupy the Ryttenberg Building, Main and Liberty streets. THr 0. J. CHAN OLER U A * qi U *& 8We are g Now Open? and ready to serve the public with as nice 1ine of ? Fancy & Staple Groceries.t, as can be purchased. We also keep all the Seasonable Fruits and, the Freshest of Crackers. GIVE US A TR IA L. $10 for a' Name Having recently perfected a Combination Lead, we wish to get a suitable brand-name. For the one we donsider the best we" will give $10. Contest closes October 1st. . SEND YOUR SUGGESTIONS TO LELAND MOORE PAINT&OIL. o Manufacturers of "Pure Mixed Paints," 211 East Vay Street, Charleston, S. C WANTED! One hundred thousand acres of cypress timber at once. WilLbuy or small tracts at large or small figures and will pay cash. We have on our files a number of very fine farms in the upper and Piedmont-section of South Carolina and adjoining States,.for sale a sonable figures. These lands need no drainage and are generally supplied with fresh running water. Any crops that are raised. from Florida to C ada can be grown successfully on these lands without irrigation.- Now is - the time to buy, as the tendency is upward in price. Address, ,=Southern Field Real Estate Exchane SPAB.TA]PEEB~.Qr, S. C. J. H. CARLISLE, Jr., Secretary and Treasurer. BRING YOUR Job Wcwkr TO THE TINES OFHICE. IfIts for You to DecIde: 9 Whether or not you want the best goods at moderate cost. If9 9you are looking for new, stylish and up-to-date Dress Goods, come and let us show you through our new fall line. Our buyer? 9@ is just back from the Northern markets, where he bought the9 most complete line, that ever came to Manning. *We will takej much pleasure in showing you through our line. WHAT'S THE~W 9 USE of waiting for cold weather? Come now while you have the9: 9 cream of the lot to select from.9 * Fancy Mixed Suitings s We are, showing Fancy Miixed Suitings imvery rich effects * Something new, stylish and up-to-date. When you are yearing 9 *Suits made from these you can feel assured that you have the *very latest out. * All the newest Waist Goods. We have them and a very large9 9 variety to select frdm at prices that are reasonable. Come get * yours before they are all picked over.9 8NOVELTIES IN BLACK GOODS. ' Handsome, stylish effects, are ready for ins'pection. Come and let us show you these, judge for yourself. Prices that will Wsuit you. - Al knd.Trimmin gs. Al id.You can get everything in Trimmings frojn us 9 that you will need to trim that new dress. WTailor-Made Skirts. Wehave a big assortment of ready Tailored Skirts, all kinds 9and sizes. Very stylish and well-made. ~They are the kinds that9 9 will be worn in all the large cities this season.9 * SHOES, SHOES. - We sell the celebrated HA MILTON-BROWN SHOES. Every 9pair satisfies, wears well, fit the feet and are .comfortable. All9 sizes-and styles. Try a pair from us and yon will be pleased. Clothing ng Let us say right here we 9 sell the famous SCHLOSS BROS* CLOTHES. / No need to say more. When I ~ you wear clothes made by9 9 ~Schloss Bros. you wear the9 best. Made well, wvears well, fits well, looks well. Don't ,,,. wait. Buy your Suit now scmLOSS sROS & Co and get your money's worth. Yours for business,9 THE OLD RELIABLE, * 8. A. FRIG8EY, J. H. RIGBY, tlanager.