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ond Class matter.
WHO ARE THE POPULISTS?
The News and Courier of the
4th instant. in commenting upon
the action of one of Manning's
local Democratic clubs, expres
sed the wish that it would like
for the 'Denocracy to be free
from the blighting.touch of Pop
ulism and Republicanism." This
might sound well to the unin
formed, but rather inconsistent
to those who read and keep up
with political events.
Has our Charleston contem
porary joined the ton tom strik
ers. and is making noises to
make the people forget? Who
are the Populists it would like
for the- Democracy to be free
from? For the past sixteen years
that newspaper has contended
that William Jennings . Bryan,
B. R. Tillman and the other
recoghized leaders of Democracy
are Populists, and, only the pol
itical theories of Grover Cleve
land are Democratic. If we are
correct in this, would the News
and Courier free from the Dem
ocratic party the followers of
Bryan and Tillman, and only re
tain in the party the followers
of Cleveland? If so, then all who
supported the free silver and
government owenership doc
trines, and the various other
platforms that Bryan and Till
man-helped to make and which
were endorsed by the National
Democratic party would be ex
communicated, and only those
who cling to Grover Cleveland's
gold ideas should be entitled to
membership. According to the
News and Courier's view the
Democracy of South Carolina
would be limited to the bankers
and brokers on Broad street in
Charleston. where Senator Till
man has contended, that, if there
is any "Republicanism" in South
Carolina, "it is among the bank
ers and brokers of Broad Street.
Free the Democracy from
"Populism" would be as impos
sible as to free Tiliman from
Democracy- It is a recognized
fact that the politicians -teach
the D e mo crac y of this
State means Bryan and Tillmnan,
they are its leaders, and those
who will not accept their Demo
cratic teachings must seek refuge
in some other party.
If the News and Courier i-eally
means to "free the Democracy
from the blighting touch of
--Populism and Republicanism,"
-it should have the frankness to
come square out and advocate
the ex-comnmunication from the
Democratic party, all of the fol
lowers of Bryan and Tillmnan.
for according to its editorial
declarations in the past,
they are Popu lists. The
News and Courier will not
do this, because, Tillman is
needed in Charleston's business,
and that is perhaps the reason
why it will not advocate being
freed from his "blighting touch,"
but whether Tillman be a Pop
ulist or a Democrat the News
and Courier will continue sup
porting him just so :ong as he
-. remains on top of the political
fence, but when the under rails
begin to crumble, and- he should
be let down, that newspaper will
be among the tirst to rejoice,
and claim the credit for his
downfall. If our Charleston con
temporary be such a stickler for
Democratic principles, it must
have adopted a new policy, be
cause, in om judgment its poli
tical principles have been so lib
eral that they have amounted to
elasticity. However, if now it
proposes to stand flat-footed on
the principle of its own recently
interpreted Democracy, it should
have the backbone to -say that
none who are the followers of
the present Democratic leaders,
Bryan, Tillman, Latimer and
our Representatives in Congress
who are the exponents of the
doctrines laid down in our Dem
* ocratic platforms, shall partici
pate in the primaries, because
thiy are Populists; neither shall
-those vote in the primaries who
supported men for office that
favor granting ship or railroad
subsidies, for these are claimed
to be .Republican principles.
If the teachings of Senator
Tillman are correct, what- does
the News and Courier propose
to do about Grover Cleveland?
Thae Senator has time and again
declared Cleveland to be a Rep
publican, and we think this
charge was endorsed by a South
Carolina Democratic convention.
Now, with the News and Courier
declaring Bryan and his follow
ers Populists, and Bryan and
Tillman declaring Cleveland and
his followers Republicans, howv,
and by what means can it "free
the Democracy from the blight
lug touch of Populism and Re
*publicanism"without wiping out.
and starting freshl?
The News and C ou rie r
properly a dl m i t s that John11
L. M cL au r in has never
been ex-comnmunicated from the
Democratic oartv. but it thinks
it "unreasonlable" for one to sup
in the party: we think, how.
ever. in such a case it re
solves itself down to a mat
ter of choice between Democrats,
but we will remind the News and
Courier that while McLaurin
has never been ex-communicated
from the party in this State, its
political idol, Grover Cleveland,
has been. Tillman "jabbed his
pitchfork into his big fat sides"
and tossed him over into the
Republican backyard: this act
was endorsed by a South Caro
lina Democratic convention, and
notwithstanding this action of a
Democratic convention the NeWs
and Courier continues holding
up Grover Cleveland as a poli
IS IT NOT TIME TO THINK.
Several friends told us last
Monday that our views on local
option, and our criticisms of
Senator Tillman is what is mak
ing us lose political prestige in
Clarendon. We are satisfied this
is correct, at the sametime it
does not move us a peg from the
positions we have taken. We
still believe the people can man
age the dispensary locally and
retain its entire profits without
having as much scandal as the
State management has created;
believing this, we shall stick to
it until convinced to the contrary.
South Carolina, for the past
thirteen years, has been manag
ing a dispensary, and it has been
from the very begining a source
of shameful scandle. North Car
olina and Georgia, each, have
been experimenting with dispen
saries under county control, and
so far, we have not yet heard of
any scandals cropping out. If
North Carolina and Georgia have
demonstrated that dispensaries
can be controlled locally with3ut
scandal, and South Carolina has
proven that the institution as a
State organization is a breeder
of the rottenest kind of scandal,
where in the name of reason is
the harm to give the local option
scheme a trial? Wherever you
tind a man not willing to listen
to the proposition of local op
tionyou can bank on ithe has not
considered the matter at all, but
has reached his conclusions from
assertions of an interested poli
tician,who regards the State dis
pensary a good stalking horse to
ride into office upon, because it
has the endorsement of Senator
Tillman. It is not a question of
right or wrong, but he makes it
one of Tillman's politics simply.
This sort of thing will react
some day, the people cannot be
fooled always, they will not
always let prejudice triumph
over reason, and when the reac
tion does set in, the political de
ceivers of today will meet their
We realize if we have any
political ambitions, they can
never be gratified as long as the
people who are to be effected
take no interest in the organiza
tion of the party. This lack of
interest is exactly what the poli
ticians want and which they are
quick to take advantage of.
Here, we have a condition which
should make every man in the
county wonder why it is permit
ted. In the town of Manning
there are three clubs, and they
sent to the county convention
thirty- delegates which is a rep
resentation on 750 names. The
boxes at this place cannot vote
over half of that number; then is
it fair to have a representation
of one-third of the convention?
The Farmers Platform club
alone had eighteen delegates,
which it was entitled to from the
number of names on its roll, but
are those names rightfully
therey To show how indifferent
people are, at the meeting of the
Farmers Platform club which
has an enrollment of 447 names,
only 35 persons were present,
and a number of them were new
men to be enrolled, yet these 35
persons sent to the convention
three times as many delegates
as any other club in the county.
We have no doubt the meetings
at the other clubs were also
poorly attended, and two clubs
Silver and White, were lost in
the shuffle, and notwithstanding
tha these two clubs did not show
up and had no delegates, the mem
bership of this convention was
larger than two years ago. Is
this condition to continue? Are
the people going to remain in
dif~erent and permit themselves
tied hand and foot by a crafty
set of men who are working for
self-interest? We should like to
see the people wake up and
show signs of life and spirit; let
them come together and put the
stamp of disapproval on this
self-assuming leadership. Let
them say they will no longer
be led to the polls like dumb
cattle, but they propose to take
a hand in the thinking, and in the
selection of their officials, wheth
er it be representatives or coun
When the people take this
course an honiest man, who has
rendered the people honest
service, and whose natur-e re
volts at hypocrisy, can hope to
have his merits appreciated and
recognized, until that time. how
ever, so far as we are concerned,
we shall be found with our face
to the front, doing our duty,
regardless of who it -pleases or
displeases, or its probable effect
upon any future political pros
pects we may have. We prefer
going down to defeat a agdred
times. believing- we are :right,
than to imita some politicians
who hoodwink.and deceive, an4.
indulge in h'ypocrs tc& furthers
The Edgetield county conven
in u "nnously endorsedJames
H Ti 1lman for congress. The
resoltiton was introduced by
NERVE WILL WIN.
The selling of cotton just at
this time we fear is a grave mis
take. The dawn for higher
prices is breaking, we believe
we can see where more money
must be paid for the staple,
either to the man who toiled in
the hot sun to make it, or the
man who sits in a luxuriously
appointed office to speculate on
it. The speculators are doing
the buying at present, they are
taking advantage of the demor
alization among the farmers.
and they, to carry out their
scheme, are devising all manner
of means to intensify the demor
aiization among those who have
been faithful to the association,
but are now getting impatient.
The fact that speculators are
offering to contract for the new
crop on a ten cents basis, should
open the eyes of the farmer,
there must be something behind
this, why is it they contract in
this section upon a ten cents
basis, and elsewhere upon a
higher price basis? It is not
the stranger alone who is specu
lating on the farmer, the home
man is at it too, and neither are
making these contracts from any
health requirement. They see
money in it, and the average
farmer is an easy mark.
The recent meeting with the
spinners did not turn out as ex
pected, but that should not dis
courage those who have held,
we believe it was a part of the
speculators game to make this
meeting fail,, in order to stam
pede, and dishearten the holders
so they would turn loose their
grip and put their cotton on the
market. The game worked well
in some sections, the effect of
the meeting played right square
into the hands of the spinners,
much cotton was put on the
market which gave the mills
temporary relief, if the holders
nad not given away the mills
were in such a condition that
they would have been forced to
pay the price or close down.
Cotton is no longer an ordina
ry product, it has reached that
point in the commercial world
that it is regarded the most im
portant of America's products,
yes, the world's products, and
statistics show that for the past
five years the South's cotton
crop has exceeded by $400,000-,
000 the value of the entire
world's gold and silver output.
Then when we think of cotton
as a necessity, being developed
more and more, and the vast
fortunes being realized from it
by the manipulator and specula
tor, and not the man who grows
it, we wonder how it is possible
that people of intelligence will
not see what islto their interests.
The Southern Cotton Growers
Association has done wonders, it
should do much more, if it fails
the farmer alone is to blame, and
if failure comes, it can only be
attributed to the lack of organ
The farmer is easily discour
aged, he cannot understand the
principle that "all things come
to him that wait," he must have
his now, or child-like he will
dash his prospects to pieces upon
the floor of discontent- Then
too, he is easily tempted -with
small pieces of silver, a slight
rise yesterday, a drop today, and
another rise tomorrow will rattle
him, and he will turn loose fear
ing it will fall again, he will not
risk business judgment which is
an absolute necessrty to make a
large business enterprise a suc
cess. The cotton farmer has a
monopoly but does not seem to
realize it, nor will he be taught.
Let some demagogue come along
with a political claptrap that
sounds well, and he will follow
it with the same zeal that a
fantic follows religion, but
when it comes to something
which will benefit him and his
family he listens not, nor wl
he trust his neighbors who
WE STAND FIRM AND ARE NOT
Does it pay to be honest in
politics? Do the people appre
ciate a man who deals candidly
with them? These two questions
force themselves upon our mind
when we think of how easily it
is for designing men to lead peo
ple astray, and .cause them to
disregard their own interests.
We have reached the conclusion
that there is only one way to
succeed in politics, and that is
to divorce oneself from his man
hood, be closed-mouthed on ques
One disease of thinness in
children is scrofula; in adults,
consumption. Both have poor
blood ; both need more fat.
These diseases thrive on lean
ness. Fat is the best means of
ovecoming them; cod liver oil
makes the best and healthiest
E MU L SION
i the easiest and most effective
formi of cod liver oil. Her-e's a
utra1 order- of things that
iws why Scott's Emulsion is
o so muc auel V in ll Icase.s of
sr-ofuha and consumnption. Miore
fir mor-e wxeight, more nourish
mett that's why.
Send for free .sample.
SCOTT & BOWNE, Chemists
409-415 Pearl Street, New Yodc
Sm. 5. ,nn . . , z : AIdruggsts
tions where there are any differ
ences of opinion, until the popu
lar side is ascertained, then with
loud-mouthed professions cham
pion that cause, even when the
cause is a bad one, and will
eventually be so realized by the
masses, but when that time
comes it is as easy for the poli
tician to change as it was for
him to espouse the cause he did
not in his own heart believe, and
only championed it to succeed
in securing the necessary vote
to carry out his own designs.
It has been our endeavor to
deal candidly with the people;
we advocated what we believe
was for the best interests
people. We told them what we
honestly believed without con
sidering the effect upon our in.
dividual affairs. Whenever there
.was a question concerning the
masses we discussed it from the
lights before us and gave our
conclusions in all candor, and as
long as we are able to wield a
pen we shall continue in this
course. because, we would rath
er have the consciousness of be
ing right than all the political
baubles which can be bestowed.
There is no office in the gift of
the masses, we prize as highly
as wedo their esteemand we can't
feel that we are held in esteem
unless we are sincere in our pro
fessions. The writer has many
warm friends who appreciate his
sincerity. and it was to gratify
them he permitted his name
used before the convention Mon
day. He knew, and he told his
friends so, that it was certain
defeat, because the opposition
had held a caucus in a livery
stable and had agreed upon their
candidate, but these friends in
sisted upon him suffering defeat
rather than to withdraw his
name. It might have, or it
might not have been good judg
ment, but good or bad judgment,
there is no regret, and anytime
his friends wish him to make
a sacrifice he will iqever desert
them, and when there is a prin
ciple at stake he will declare
that principle though every pol
itician, and the voters generally,
turn away from him.
The reports from the county
conventions throughout the
State give a very strong indica
tion that the whiskey question
will be uppermost in the coming
campaign, and that Senator Till
man will not have any opposi
tion for re-election to the United
States Senate. In York county
Senator Brice, the author of the
Brice Bill, defeated his dispen
sary antagonists overwhelm
ingly, but at the sametime, while
York is an anti-dispensary
county, and voted down a reso
lution endorsing Tillman, it
is also 'a very strong
Tillman county. Richland, here
tofore regarded a strong anti
Tillman county, yet the advo
cates of the Stato dispensary
carried the convention. A num
ber of the counties adopted reso
lutions endorsing Senator Till
man for re election.
How's This t
"We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for
any c- - of Catarrh that cannot be cured by
Hars . tarrh Cure.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Props.. Toledo. 0.
we. the undersigned, have known F. J. Cheney
for the last 15 years. and bclieve him perfectly
honorable in ail business transactions and finan
cially able to carry out any obligations made by
wEsT & TRUAX, wholesale druggists. Toledo. 0.
wALDMNG, INN~AN & M.Avr5, wholesale drug
gists. Toledo. 0.
Hallrs Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting
directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of
the system. Price 75c. 'per bottle. Sold by alU
druggists. Testimonials free.
Hall's Family Pills arc the best.
Joel E. Brunson of Sumter
as issued on address announ
cing himself a candidate for C ov
ernor on a Prohibition platform.
This will conflict with those who
propose that all elements oppos
ing the State dispensary lay
aside their individual prefer
ences and organize to' kill the
State dispensary. Just as long
as the opposition 1s scattered
just so long will the State dis
pensary stand, such obstinacy
as is manifested in the spirit of
Mr. Brunson, is the obstacle in
the 'way of reform. Mr. Brun
son is sincere we have no doubt,
but his sincerity blinds his rea
son, and it amounts to little short
Special to The Manning Times.
A party of young ladies and gentle
men spent last Wednesday in the
swamp on a 'picnic and a general fishing
exposition, one Suck-er was caught.
Mr. Clifford Kolb has returned to
Charleston to have Dr. Parker take out
Mr. Henry B. Richardson, Jr., spent
last Friday in Manning.
Mr. Furman Geddings has been home
on a visit.
Miss Lillie Gregg of Sumter has
been visiting her sister Mrs. A. P. Lide.
Miss Maggie McColl of Society Hill
has been visiting Miss Lela Gedding~s.
Mr. T. C. Cuttino is repairing the
water works at Miliford.
Dr. Geo. Smith of Summnerton is at
home for a few days.
Mr. J. W. Weeks has been confined
to his room for a few days.
Dr. M. D. Murray is sick at Balti
Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Beckham spent
Sunday in Summerton.
M]r. Henry Richardson has returned to
his home in Orangeburg.
Mr. Warren Weeks who has been
conined in bed for several months is out
Mr. McCormick agent at Rimini was
Prof. Carl Schmidt of Germany,
organ builder, repairer and tuner has
been in town several days. his chear
organ is C1000. and his best $200,
Al made in Germany. The best or*
has ten thousand pipes, smaller p -
made of gold and silver, it is fifty
fleet high has two hundred stops
has two hundred and forty four keys
A cure may be effected by appoy
Chamberlain's Salve as soon as
child is done nursing. Wipe it off v
a soft clot~h before allowing tbe cl
to nurse. Many trained nurses use
salve with the best results. Price
per box. Sold by The Arant Co. D
Store. successor to The R. B. Lor
ECHOES OF. OUR
Our 6rert Sale has come and gone and it has
come up fully to our expectations. People every
where responded to the great bargains we offered,'(
but still we heve an immense stock on hand that
we are ever ready to part with for the cash.
HERE ARE 80KS 0Fl
Miles and miles of Fine Fiqured Lawns that
we will let you have as long as they last at 3 '-2c.
Better grades of Figured Lawns at 4c, 5c.
and 6c. the yard.
Thousands and thousands of yards of White
Figuried Madras, one yard-wide, only 12 1-2c. the
yard. We will eat every yard you find on the mar
ket for less than 12 1-2c, and it will not require a
very appetite to do it either.
One case Fine Figured Organdie, value 15c.
the yard, but we let them go for the cash for I0c.
the yard, while they last.
VALUES IN CLOTHING.
Old Men, Young Men, or Boys, if you need
anything in the Clothing line and you have the
cash, come to our store. and we will offer you
some of the most astonishing values to be found
-in this part of the State, 4
Also a great assortment of Light-weight 4
Summer Sacks and Vests at all prices. Every
thing very close for the cash. Cash is what we
need and cash is what we must have. If you need
goods and have the cash it will pay you to visit 4
our great store.
5 cars of Furniture on easy terms, part cash
and balance on easy installments.
If You Were Asked
to give your reasons for believing that the
Home Life Insurance Co. of Neii York
is one of the best companies, you wvould probably answer because is is
Old, Strong and Reliable !
BECAUSE it ss ijiore than a generation since it was chartered.
BECAUSE its business from the outset has been ably and conservatively
managed, and its growth has been healthy.
BECAUSE its investments have always been prudently made, and its
financial affairs kept well in hand.
BECA USE of the high character of the securities it has always held.
BECAUSE the Poicy-Holders have been most amply protected, all olaims
having been promuptly and honestly settled.
-Is this not the Company to recommend to your friends? ?
-This is what the best known papers have to say:
Honest company found at iast by the insurance investigators. Home Life is square.-Ne-w -
Haven Union, 12-11-415.
The good record made by the Home Lire on Friday stood the test of further examination
ysterda.-N. Y. World, 12-12-05.
Home Life fought shy of high uinances. Insurance company found with clear bill-Wash
ington Times. 12-11-015.
in force how is iposbefryuto oall t 1ha business with$1 alour accounts onur &oks~
-N. Y. Times. 12 -0 15.
The Home Life supplied one of the marvels of the present investigation,-an insurance
company without any obvious scandal..-N. Y. Tribune. 12-12-05.
The investigatinu committee hast at last found one company with what is apparently at per
fetly clean record.--N. Y. Commercial. 12 12-05.
Mr. Hughes fatled to brin:: out a1 single questionable transaction.-N. Y. Sun. 12-12-05
Inquisitor Hughes finds one insuranuce company that benclits patrons.-Cincinnati Post,
Honesty found in an insurance company. No "vellow dog" fund. No campaign or legis
lative payment by Home Life.-N. Y. World. 12-9 5.
When President Ide of the- Home Life Insurance Company finished his ttimony before
the Armstrong Committee this morning Mr. Hughes sighed: "It's hopeless!" He harvested a
mighty small crop of aidmissions.-Evening Sun. N. Y.. 12-11-05.
The Horne Life Insurance Co.
of New York is one of the strong and reliable financial institugions of the
country. Its successful career of over FORTY-FOUR YEARS has been=
the result of careful and conservative management and honorable dealing
with its Policy holders. --i
T HE HOME LIFE of New York is one of the strong, reliable financial=
institutions of the country. Its successful career of over FORTY-FOUR E
YEARS has been the result of careful management and honorable dealing
with its Policy-holders.
For-further information write to
S. E. INGRAM,
Manning, S. C.
Div~idends Apportioned Every Year.
S. E. INGR AM, District Agent,
M~aning, S. C.
WILSON BROS., General Agents,
Columbia, S. C.
-onvenience and Safety,
ou"u ll e *Lyur monei godbn.A forsaet.w ha urar and
nud oth s idnc o. the confidence reposed in us by the people of Mannin
- ts October 1, 1904, $38,154,82.
ts October 1, 1905, $72.559.67.
your patronaie hais in any way contributed to our success. we thank you for samne
you are not already our patron. you are invited to became one.
Pieces 50c., 28 inch Silk
the yard, for
Ten Days Only.,
i May 3rd. Never before '
Sor again will you haves
a chance to get an-I
Dress at this price. '10
days from May 3rd.
GIVEN AWAY 1
I se aIn one of our show Windows you will
IChina Dinner SetI
SFourty-two Pieces, which will be given free
I~to any one of mycustomers.who holds the
lucky number. We will give a coupon for
Severy twenty cents purchase made at our
store, which entitles the holders to a chance
at this Set. Don't forget to see it, and have
us explain, and if you are looking for
~ Bargains inm
I SHOES, HATS, CAPS. SHIR TS, HEAVY UN
IDER WEAR OR GENTS' FURNISHINGS.
pof any kind, come to see us before you buy.
Mon~y saved is money made. We especially
Sinvii your attention to our Line of
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