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.\ANNIG. S. C.. SEPT. 6, 1905.
l>UBLlSiED EVERY WEDNESDAY. sUBWSCRIPTION RATES: Ol er...................... 515 Six months...........................-. Fout months......................... ADVERTISING RATES: : one square. one time. 51: each subsequent in sertion. 50 cents. Obituaries and Tributes Of Respect char,ed for as regular adverusements L.iber. contracts made for three. six and twelve months. Communications must De accompanied by the real name and address of the writer in order to rseceive attention. No communication of a personal character will be published except as an advertisement. Entered at the Postofflce at '1anning as Sec 0ln*1 Class matter. PERVERT NOT THE RECORD. The readers of THE TIES will recall the public letter of Hon. R. 1. Manning in last week's is sue. also our editorial criticism. After reading Senator Manning's letter we arrived at the conclu sion that his position is not orig inal, but on the contrary he echoed declarations formerly made by United States Senator Tillman. The News and Courier of Sept 1st, in one of its leading edito rials, without reproducing THE TIMES criticism in full, but takes from it a short extract, proceeds to argue the "THE MANNING TIMEs does palpable injustice to Senator Richard I. Manning:" in so doing, we claim the News and Courier "does palpable injustice" to the reading public when it does not publish the whole truth. To take extracts from an emu torial to bolster up an argument, is like picking out extracts from the Bible to reason that it con tradicts itself, and which, to our view. is -not fair: we therefore give to our readers what the SNews and Courier said and will show that its conclusions are not warranted by the facts and the record. NEVER A COAT-TAIL SWINGER. The following expression from THE MANNNG TIMEs does palpable injus ce to Senator Richard I. Manning, of Sumter: "Senator Manning's letter was a disappointment to us, not that we expectied him to agree with the views we entertain. but because we have not discovered any original marks in it. but on the contrary. we see where he tracks in the ruts of Senator Tillman's baad wagon." United States Senator Tillman rather "tracks in the ruts" of State Senator Manning. Until about two months ago Senator Tillman was laying great stress on the absence of proof of corruption in *the Dispensary. He admitted that sus picious existed, but he emphasized that no evidence had been offered, and he compared the charges of fraud with -those made against himself more than ten years ago, which he denounced with exceeding bitterness. Senator Manning, on the otner hand, - introduced a bill at the last session of the General Assembly. designed to make Dispensary frauds impossible. It - was predicated. we suppose, on Mr. M\anning's belief that corruption had -entered the Dispensary. At any rate; it was stated at the time that the leg islative friends of the present adminis trators of the Dispensary, assisted in defeating the measure on the ground that its passage would amount to a reflection upon those officials. Thus, at a time when Senator Tillman was refusing to entertain suspicion of Dis -pensary managers, instead of following him Senator Manning took the respon sibility of leading in a policy which the Dispensary magnates, through their friends, accepted as an attack upon the integrity of their conduct. We are not in sympathy with Senator Manning's views, but hie is at least entitled to im munity from the charge of coat-tail yswinging." Senator Manning's published letter is what we criticized, to do this, we necessarily had in mind his public acts, and those of others in connection with ~the dispensary question, and since our Charleston contemporary is about to reverse the record by claiming that instead of Senator Manning tracking "in -the ruts of Senator Tillman's b a n d wagon," as we claimed, the News and Courier would have it that it is '"United States Senator Till man rather 'tracks in the r~uts' of State Senator Manning." This is a direct contradiction. and it is up tonus to make good our, opinion that the Manning letter had "no original marks in it, but on the contrary, we think we see where he "tracks mn the ruts of Senator Tillman's band wagon." What are the facts on which' such an opinion is based? On the 22nd, day of October 1904, near ly three months -before the Gen eral Assembly convened. United States Senator Tillman, by invi tation delivered an address in de fense of the dispensary at Gaff ney, and in that speech he de clared the law was being violat ed, the institution was per mitted to run loosely, and that the State Board should be abol *ished, and the management re turned to the Governor and other State officers. He even suggest ed that members of the judiciary be added to the board. Follow ing Senator Tillman's Gaffney declarations, State Senator Man ning introduced a bill in the . Senate, the provisions of which caried out the suggestions made in Senator Tillman's speech at Gatfney,the bill failed, but since the adjournment, the dispensary question has been alive and active: everybody ex - cept prospective candidates for Governor, discussing it. and the newspapers were clamoring for a declaratiou from gubernatorial aspransbut nothing was cm ing from them. The distin guished gentleman from Green ville Mr-. M. F. Ansel, "with a merr-y twinkle in his eye," when asked for a declaration, declined on the ground "it was too soon, that he did not know what might turn up.' Senator Tillman, however, who is not a candidate for Gov- I ernor, when urged for a decla ration, accepted invitations to discuss the qaestion, and, at Edgefield and Anderson, he re iterated his Gaffney declarations and gave out the details of his plan to purify the dispensary, at the same time declaring the dis pensary must be puritied or be killed, and lie also declared he would fight a license system. One of the principal features of Senator Tillman's reformation plan, is to make the Governor its head, just as the law was or iginally enacted. After Senator Maining's bill failed in the Senate, nothing was heard from him on the subject until after Senator Tillman reit erates at Edgefield and Ander son the speech he made at Gaff ney before the legislature met; then Senator Manhing is again heard from, and this time with a proposition so similar to Sena tor Tillman's that neither can be distinguished from the other they are twins. 'fhe minds of great men run in the same channel we admit. Senator Manning had a right to approve and endorse Senator Tillman's position, and incorpor ate it in his platform, but in do ing so, he should have boldly ac knowledge its origin. Senator Manning may have an original plan which he has dis closed to Charleston's morning daily, and this may he the rea son for the News and Courier's hiding a part of the record, but the public has not come in pos session of it as yet. and has only received from him a second handed, declaration, which was originally made by Senator Till man three months before "Sen ator Manning,* * * i n t r o duced a bill at the last session of the General Assembly, designed to make Dispensary frauds im possible." With such a record accessible in the files of the News and Courier, it would seem to us that our . Charleston contemporary can be convinced that THE MAN NING TIMEs did not do "-palpa ble injustice to Senator Richard I Manning," but that the News and Courier "does palpable in justice" to the author of the Dis pensary law by intimating that Senator Tillman has hitched on to Senator Manning's coat-tail. Naturally we shoula like to support Senator Manning if he runs for Governor, his friends here are our friends, we were pleasantly associated with him, have confidence in his busi ness. His business qualifica tions are recognized, as is attest ed by the fact that he is promi nently identified with railroads, factories, banks and other busi ness enterprises,and he is a very courteous gentleman, but not withstanding these things, our support of him must depend upon whether or not there will come into the field a man equally qualified, who is nearer our views upon the liquor question, if this question is to be an issue in the next election. We want to support a candi date of ability and integrity, who has a clear cut, posi tive Local Option platform. The Dispensary under State control as been faithfully tried, and the State is groaning under the shame it has brought on, Prohi bition will not be enforced as a State measure, but as a local measure we believe it can be. County control is to our mind the solution. Therefore if a good man, competent to be Gov ernor,will come out on a straight out Local Option platform, we will lay aside personal admira tion, and glady support the principle. How's This!I we offer One Hundred Dollars~ Reward fox any case of Catarrh that cannot 'oe cured by HalFCHTIENEY & CO.. Props'.. Toledo. 0. we the undersigned, have known F. J. Cheney for the last 15 years. and believ-e him perfectly honorable in all business transactions and finan cially able to carry out any obligations made by their firm. wEST & TRUAX, wholesale druggists. Toledo. 0. wAtm1c, KINNAS & MAInvis. wholesale drug Has Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Price 75c. per bottle. Sold by all drugists. Testimonials free. Hal's Family Pills are the best. Summerton News. Editor The Manning Times: THE RAILROAD COMMtISSION. Several weeks ago, a number of the citizens of this community filed a com plaint with the Railroad Commissioners of South Carolitia, as against the North western Railway. This complaint set out in substance, that the length of the aforesaid Rail way is more than forty miles. that the patrons of said road are refused pas senger service and schedule, that the depot facilities are entirely inadequate and unsatisfactory, that the freight rates are excessive. Notice has been received here to the effect that the aforesaid Commission ers will visit the town of Summerton on the fifth day of September, to in vestigate the conditions as embodied in said complaint. These officials propose to come to Summerton from Sumter on a special train, to be supplied doubtless by the presidet of the Northwestern and this despite the fact that the regular train, on which we common folk forsooth must ride, reaches here from Columbia by way of Wilson Mill at ten o'clock. To speak frankly upon the subject, we believe the people of Summerton would prefer that the Commissioners remain in Columbia, especially if they desire or expect the courtesy of this community, unless these alleged ser vants of the people are willing to ac cept the same railway service to which the citizens of this section are accus tomed, for the very evident reason that the roadbed from Summerton to Sum ter is the better portion of the road and the coming on a special train will blind the Commissioners as to the facts and ::onditions complained of. It is not the purpose of this paper at this writing to :liseuss the merit of the aforesaid com plaint, but in behalf of the people and town of Summerton we demand a thorough investigation of the entire; pperation of the Northwestern Railway mnd a prompt remedy of the alleged, wrongs, if such there be. HE SUMMERTON GRADED SCHOOL. Large oaks from small acorns grow, with truth to the school system in Sum merton. Twenty years ago Miss Mary llagiu taught the only class of day scholars furnished by the town and this wa, done in a practically one room cabii: Miss Ragin made no effort to prepare the boys and girls of this community for a college course, but devoted here self with success and sincerity to the drilling of her pupils in the sudy _of the elements of writing, arithmetic, reading, spelling and geography; after wards several male teachers of more or less capacity were employed and went a step further in the direction of pre paring their pupils for entrance into the different State colleges and this method was attended with some success and with considerable difficulty; today. the town of Summerton can boast of a well regulated graded school. reaching into the ninth grade and giving a cer tificate upon graduation, which means that the graduate has acquired suffici ent information to gain admission to the different State institutions of lea ri The graded school of Summer:on is the center of a school district. organ ized under the laws of the State of South Carolina and ail the property owners of said district are taxed for the support of the school, thus assuri ng a stated and regular income and offer ing thereby practically a free educa tion to every child of school age. whether rich or poor. The paramount need of the hour as pertains to the school is a more commo dious school building and the question of bonding the school district with this object in view has been discussed with the hope and prospect of a successful result. The Summerton Graded school will open under favorable auspices its next session on Monday the 11th, of this month, unless perchance the death of the wife of the principal should delay the re-opening. The teachers for the coming year are follows: Principal, E. A. C. Walker: Assistants, Misses Mabel Harper, Cora Collins, Fitts: Music Teacher, Miss Agnes Sadler. SUMMERTON ADVERTISED. Beginning with the 16th, day of Oc tober, next month, and for one week thereafter, the people of Summerton will give their time and effort and money to the advertisement of their town. The week in question will mean much to the prosperity of Summerton and every citizen of the community should do what he or she can or may in making the occasion a success. Mr. August Kohn of Columbia will write an interesting and suggestive story of Summerton an her people and this article, with other advertising matter. will be distributed far and wide; the local merchants will exhibit their wares and sell them at a reduced rate, and beautiful animals will be dis played, while sweet strains of music are rendered for the gratification of the crowd. We have great faith in this locality: the time will come and we believe is near at hand, when Sumter, Manning and Summerton will join hands in building a connecting electric line to the Santee, furnishing these respective localities a water outlet to Charleston, Georgetown and Columbia and these advantages, with better railroad facili ties, when properly advertised, will mean a new era in this corner of old Carolina. We invite the co-operation of men and women everywhere and the newpapers of the State will doubtless play a noble part in the direction of assisting their friends and patrons in doing well the work set apart for the week in question. The members in charge of the arrangements are as foi lows: T. S. Rogau, S. L. Krasnoff, W. J. Muldrow, Ellison Capers. Jr., A. Plumer Burgess. H1. Summerton Sept. 4, 1905. No Unpleasant Effects. If you ever took DeWitt's Little Early Risers for biliousness or consti pation you know what pill pleasure is. These famous little pills cleanse the liver and rid the system of all bile -without producing unpleasant effects. Sold by The R B. Loryea Drug Store. Alcolu Sifting's. Editor The Manning Times: As our turn has come again, we ~will again endeavor to send in a few items. Cotton is open again, and with it comes the scarcity of mill hands. The Messrs. Alderman have had scarcely enough men to keep their plant in op eration. The situation is somewhat improved since they have changed their custom of paying off day laborers every Saturday night, instead of once a month, as heretofore. Mr. L. M. Jones, who has been spend ing a vacation at Davis Station, return ed to his post yesterday. Miss Linnear Yougue, of Fort Lawn. S. C., has accepted a position as steno grapher for D. W. Alderman & ~Sons' Miss Reuber Wilkes. of Florence, spent Saturday in town. Mr. W. C. Johnson was in town Sun day. He savs it is a long drive from Summerton.'but that he doesn't mind it-don't blame him-love overcomes a, multitude of obstacles. Mrs. S. G. Bryan is spending some time at Kingstree with her parents. Mr Duval Elliott, one of the mill foreman, had the misfortune of getting one of his feet badly mashed one day last week, by a large gear wheel falling on it. Mr. J. F. Pack, who has been quite sick, is able to out again. Mr. J1. M. Bagnal had the misfortune to lose a tine horse Sunday night. PA T. Always Liberal to Chur'ches. Every church will be given a liberal quantity of L. & M. paint. Call for it. 4 gallons Longman & Martinez L. & M. Paint mixed with three gallons linseed oil will paint a house. W. B. Barr, Charlestown, WV. Va., writes: "Painted Franz'enburZ block with L. & N. stands out as though varnished." Wears and covers like gold. Don't pay $1.50 a gallon for linseed oil. which you do in ready-for-use paint Buy oil fresh from the barrel at 60 cents per gallon and mix it with L. & It makes paint cost about .$1.20 per gallon. Sold by The R. B. Loryea Drug Store. Colored Sunday School Convention. Editor The Manning Times: The Sunday School Convention of the A. M. E. church con vened- here last week, beginning the on 30th of August and ending the 3rd of Septem ber. Rev. L. D. Chavis, the Presiding Elder, presided over the convention. Among the distinguished visitors were: Drs. W. D. Johnson, President of Allen University; W. D. Chappelle, F. P. Crum, Presiding Elder J. C. Wil liams, Editors W. T. Andrew, of The Defender: Green Jackson of the South ern Sun; also Professers J. L. Bum gardner and E. G. Jones. These gentle men added much to the occasion by their various speeches and addresses. Dr. W. D. Johnson, preached the the morning and evening sermons Sun day, which were profound and soul ispiring. The amount collected for education was $108.50, exceeding all other Sunday School Conventions so far. lIt was the largest convention of the Manning Dis trict for a number of years, and the literary features were of a very high order, and showed much progress in' the interest of the Sunday School. The Sunday Schools showed a ma'ked iu crease in numbers by the reports sub mitted. A. LrCIEr TEWART iiew Zion Letter. rhwannin_- Tinat .\iis t:race .Jervey of sumter is visit in, relatives here. 1ollowing the picnic at Coles Mill there was a picnic at the Free Will Baptist church near Mr. Walker Cas tine's. Lawyer Woods of Manning was the orator of the occasion. He delivered an excellent address to the Sunday school children. The program gotten up by Miss Laura Morris was not only elaborate but in nice taste. The editor of THE TIMEs should have been there to share in the plenti ful barbecue. What is the matter with the THE TIMES corIespondents they seem to be ol on a vacation. Come boys, lets make THE TIMES columns hum with county news. Jordan Notes. Editor The Manning Times: The crops of this section are very good, notwithstanding the excessive dry summer. Mr. and Mrs. 0. E. Webber spent Sunday in Summerton with their daughter Mrs. Earn est Tisdale. Miss Lizzie young returned yesterday from a visit to the Misses Owens. Miss Daisv Cannon entertain ed a few of her friends very pleasantly last Friday evening at her home. Mr. Tom Sprott spent several days in Summerton last week. Miss Annie Alsbrook is spend ing sometime here with friends and relatives. Mrs. C. H. Durr of St. George visit her brother Mr. A. D. Can non last Week. LOLA. Jordan Aug. 29, 1905. Lands for Sale. We offer the following tracts of land at very low prices and on reasonable terms: Tract No. 1.-In Berkeley county, about 900 acres: 150 acres timber worth about $500: with exception of few acres all upland; 300 acres under cultivation; one mile from postoffice: two miles from Santee river. Tract Nc. 2. - Situated in Salem; about 96 acres, some timbered: good two-horse farm of cleared land; five room dwelling; three outhouses: good orcbard: excellent community. Tract No. 3.-Located in Salem; 80 acres. principally timbered; one tenant house. Tract No. 4.-In Salem: 66 acres; 38 under cultivation, balance timbered up land: specially adapted for tobacco; live-room dwelling: six outhouses: one half mile from senool. Tract No. 5.--Seven miles from Man ning: 150 acres; has some timber; one dwelling house and some outhouses. We have several other desirable tracts in this and adjoining counties which we can sell very cheap and on easy terms. We would advise buying now. as real estate is advancing every dav. Those haing lands for sale will do well to see us: we will sell it for you. Correspondence solicited. WOODS & O'BRYAN, Attorneys at Law, 48-3t] Manning, S. C. IOLEYiIONEYTARA stop. the cough andheaslUnge One Hundred Sets Plain White China Cups and Saucers, worth $1 per set, will be sold Qut for 55 cts. per set, at STRAUSS Rook' Co., SC Selec Yor+Nw lN N d Slnert CoFllSttats-wicllarondlapels-our fullness-tand eve inow thbe eor fuiller inl the k~nees and fro~nt and less so on the side-Vests cut slightly lower. A bout the fabrics. The richest and most gentlemanly patterns that have yet appeared in ready-for-service garments. Cassimeres, worsteds, Scotch cheviots, etc , etc. These woolens come in plain colors, neat overplaids and modest broken stripes. You'll certainly be greatly surprised to learn what $10, $12.50, $15, and $20 will do for. you here in buying a h~andsome, well cut and well tailored Fall Suit. 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