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MANNING, S. C., FEB. 6,1907.
Publishes All County and Town Of ficial Advertisements. Advertisers will please re member that copy for a change of ad. MUST be in this office by Saturday Noon in order to insure publication the following week. 14th to 23rd. W. E. Jenkinson Co. will open the season of 1907 with a big White Goods, Lace and Embroidery sale, and panic prices will be quoted on all winter goods. such as Clothing, Ladies' and Men's and Children's Winter Under wear. One of the sensational offerings of this sale will be 5000 yards of White Persian Lawns 40 inches wide at 10c. the yd. This may not impress you at first glance but just write to any big goods establishment and ask the price oP4O inch wide white lawn of any kind and it. will open your eyes. Just re member 5000 yds. White Persian Lawn 40 inches wide at Ifc. the yard. Another great feature of this sale will be 3000 yds White Madras at 12c. the yd. Our offering of Embroidery and Laces will contain all of the new things in Laces and Embroidery for spring. Remember all winter goods will go at panic prices. The cheapest and best line of Plow Shoes in town. Look out for our bill poster. We mean business, so get your money ready. Sale opens on the 14th and will run to the 23rd of February. W. E. JENKINSON CO. Court convenes here Monday. Mr. S. L. Davis visited Gaffney this week. Mr. W. G. Mullins of Marion spent yesterday in town. Mr. Hyman Krasnoff was in Char leston this week on business. Mr. D. Hirschmann is now in New York bnying his spring stock. Mr. W. B. Dickson has feturned from a business trip to North Carolina. Mr. W. S. Wertz, pricipal of the Paxville school, spent Saturday in town. Mr. W. H. Creecy has moved into the house recently occupied by Mr. J. W. Kennedy. Messrs. L C. Strauss and H. J. Mc Laurin of Sumter were in. town yester day on business. Mr. . R. Barrow of Workman has been appointed a Notary Public by Governor Ansel. Onaccount of two communications reaching us so late we are compelled to leave them out this week. Misses Marie Simmons of Washing ton and Nonnie Webb of Charleston are visiting Mrs. Lyons at the Central hotel. One of the most contemptible things known to masn, is what is designated as "back-biting." This applies to men in high as weil as low position. Mr. and Mrs. B. 0. Cantey returned to their home at Foreston last Saturday night after a visit to. Georgia, where Mr. Cantey's mother has been quite sick. Mr. R. H. Davis gave several of his young friends a sumptuous supper at hishome last Friday evening, which was very highly enjoyed .by all who atter ded. 'The Clemson car was here last Thurs day, but on account of the bad weather there was a small crowd to see it. A small number assembled in the coun house to listen to the different speeches of the ones in charge of the car. The new board of county commis sioners were is session last Saturday, and paid off alot of clalin The board elected as their clerk Mr. E. B. Brown and as their attorney J. H. Lesesne, Esq. They will meet again on the 18th inst. Every now and then a request is made of us to mention in our local columns certain things of an advertis ing nature, and when the paper comes out and the recquest has not been com plied with there is disappointment. Now to prevent this disappointment, accompany the request with the price and it will sure have prompt attention. Died last Monday morning, after a lingering illness, at the home of her sister.Mrs. W. M. Turner, Miss Mittie E. Wood, aged abouti 23 years. The deceased was a general favorite in Man ning; she was possessed of a lovely dis position, always cheerful and never without a happy -greeting She was prepared and ready for the call to her heavenly home. Her death has left an aching void in the hearts of many friends. -The funeral took p lace in Manning yesterday. Rev. Juno. 0. Gough conduicted the service.. Last Thiursday was sportmen's day in Manning. A large number of good shooters were present from all over the county. .They met at Clark's hill and what they did for the clay pigeons was a plenty. Among those who did shoot ing were, Messrs. H. D. Plowden, I. V. Plowden, S. W. Barron and R. E. Mc Faddin, Jr. Mr. H. D. Plowden won five out of the eight prizes. In the fternoon there was a horse race be tween the horses of-Mr. H. H. Brad ham and Mr. H. D. Ferrell,.of Greely ville, the latter winning thel race; There is-an effort on foot to have a big shooting contest here on the 22nd. Several fine shotguns wili be given sway to the successful contestants. be sides several minor prizes. A new ciub has been recently organ ized in town. The name of this organ ization is "The Man Seekers Club." We have not been furnished with a copy of the conistitution, but understand thatits name is fully explanatory of its purposes. We extend to the officers and members our very best wishes, and trust they will meet with abundant success ini their work. The recently elected officers are are as follows: lMiss Gertrude Bradham, President; Miss Miargie Appelt, Vice President; Miss Zatie Plowden, Secretary; Miss Pet Wilson, Treasurer. Misses Fannie and Sudie Davis and Octavia Dove, Executive Committee. The re-indexing of the real estate records in the cl'erk of court's office does not contemplate, as some appear to think, a transcript of deeds and mortgages to be put in the index, but it only contemplates an index alpha betically and lexicographicahly arrang ed so as to show the- names of the parties, book, page and date of filing. Such an index is all that is necessary and fully sufficient to make it easy to find the record of a deed or mortgage. The legislative provision for this work was never intended, and it shall not become "a soft snap" for any one. The amount appropriated is sufficient for the work to be well done as contem plated, but if the indexes had to show a transcript of the deeds and mortgages. such as some think they should, the COLUMBIA CORRESPONDENCL February 2, 1907. The general assembly is now down to hard work; -the introduction of bills has been something enormous, more than at any previous session I believe. The local measures received the first attention, and these were many; now since they have been about disposed of the legislation of general importance will occupy the rest of the time. The abolition of the lien law, a bill known as the "Richard's Bill" which 6xes the repeal to go into effect Jan uary 1st, 1908, has passed the House, and is now before the Senate; just when it will be reached I cannot say, because, the dispensary question has been made a special order for Tuesday night, and it all depends upon the length of time the debate will last on this measure, before any other matter of general importance can be taken up. The present outlook is for a prolonged debate on the liquor question. Sena tor Blease of Newberry, the leader of the State dispensary forces in the Senate, has intimated that he proposes to resort to dilatory tactics in order to prevent the passage of what is known as the "Cary-Cothran Bill"-Local Option, passed by the House. The local optionists are prepared to meet any efforts of obstruction, and will. if the necessity arises, prolong the session beyond the constitutional limit, rather than permit themselves to be frustrated in carrying out the will of the express ed majority in the last primary. The dispensary forces in the House labored hard and ingenuiously to save the State institution; when they real ized that the local optionists were de termined to pass the local option bill, they decided to make an alliance with the Prohibitionists to pass a prohibi tion bill, hcping that if it got to the Senate it would be killed and' thus force an adjourment without any liquor leg islation at this session, which, if they had been siccessful. would have per mitted the State dispensary to stand another year, but their plans were so transparent that the Prohibitionists eclined to be caught in the trap. It was indeed a wonderful transformation in the House. The most ultra dispen aryites became in a single night the most ardent Prohibitionists. Mr. Nash the leader of the prohibition forces, ad prepared a prohlbition bill to in troduce, but the State dispensaryites stole his bill and had it introduced as a substitute for local option. Mr. Nash distinguished himself upon this occa ion, and in one of the best speeches I ave ever listened at, he repudiated his own bill and urged his co-workers to make the sacrifice of the principles they held most dear, rather than to become parties to the unholy scheme conceived by the opposition His speech was so convincing and had such an effect upon the House, that the dis pensary forces begged for quarter and ecured an adjournment in order to prevent a vote, hoping, by the next morning the effect of Nash's speech would be dissipated, but when morn ing came, the very atmosphere denoted the doom of the State dispensary, and when the vote was taken it showed the Prohibitionists and Local Optionists were together, and a number of the prodispensaryites to be converts. The vote of the Clarendon delegation % as Dingle and Woods for Prohibition, or rather the State dispensary, and Scar borough for Local Option. Dr. Woods, my readers will remem ber, introduced a bill for the protec tion of fur animals, and when I wrote my last letter I was unable to secure a copy of the printed bill. I have it now, and for the benefit of THE TImES read ers will publish it. This bill went be fore the committee on Agriculture, and tey made an unfavorable report. Dr. Woods, however, had it placed upon he Calendar, where it still remains to e heard in its proper order. The fol-1 owing is the text of the bill: Bill to Regulate the Hunting of O'possums, Raccoons, Otters and Minks. Be It enacted by the Generai Assembly of the State of South Carolina: ScTIoN 1. That from and after the passage of this Act it shall be unlawful to take, kill or t orry anyo 'possum, raccoon, otter or mink be ween the'ulfteenth day of April and the ff seenth day of September in any year, by any Sac. 2. Tha I rshall be unlawful to catch. ae, kill or worry any of the animals men tioned in this Act at any time by any means hatsoever, except with dogs or guns. SEC. 3. The violation of this Act shall be a isdemeanor punishable by a Sne of not ex eeding one hundred dollars or Imprisonment not exceeding thirty days. Mr. Scarborough's bill to prohibit headuteration of cotton seed meal as passed the House, so amended as o be practically what the present law sand in its amended shape it is not 4 t all satisfactory to the author. Mr. Scarborough has worked incessantly o secure the passage of his bill, and< e was ably supported by several far- 4 er members, but the oil mill interests< made such a plea against the measure, t nd claimed that its passage would hut down all of the smaller mills, that any who were in sympathy with the bject of Mr. Scarborough, relented nd carried the amendments over the. uthor's protest. As amended, the ercentage of ammonia is reduced from eight per cent to seven, and the bill 4 goes to the Senate with its fangs drawn. The Clarendon county road bill, in- 1 troduced by myself, after a conference with the delegation, has passed both ouses and has been ordered for ratifi-I cation. The bill relating to reindexing1 the clerk's records so as they relate to real estate has passed the Senate and s now a third reading bill in the ouse. -The bill to straighten the law1 with regard to our treasurer's salary is n the Senate Calendar for its third1 eding and will be sent to the House1 uesday morning. To meet the demands for better school facilities in school district No. 9, which is the district where the countyi seat is situated, I have introduced a bill in the Senate, and the same has1 passed that body and sent it to the1 ~ouse. [For lack of space we cannot publish the bill here this week.] This1 bill simply puts it up to the people of the district to say whether or not they1 a~re willing to put themselves in the line of progress. I know of nothing of ,more lasting value I can accomplish for1 the people of my home than to be in strumental in providing present and future generations with good school eupetand facilities. I realize1 gresie sepby some large taxpayers, at the sametime there are also large1 taxpayers who are willing to bear1 their part towards this beneficial end. It is needless for me to go into detail1 upon this subject, I have written and spoken so often for this needed improve ment that my views are wellknown, but I will say, the only argument i have ever heard advanced against the school project is the matter of taxation. The objection is also raised against every advanced step, and not only the advancing steps, but it is urged against taxation of any sort. There was a bill in the Senate which was fought vigorously by a minority, and by "filibustering it 'was virtually killed by forcing an adjournment of the debate ~until next Wednesday, and whih, in my judgment, puts it in such shape that it will never be reachea at this session. I am, on -principle, op posed to filibustering, but on this oc casion I feel justified in being one of those who held up the Senate and pre vented a final vote on a measure which, if enacted into lavr, n ould mean the loss of home to many~ a woman and child. The bill was to ,eake away the right of dower from a married woman during the life-time of her husband, and only leave her a dower in such property as he may be possessed of at the time of his death. I am not a lawyer, but as soon as this bill was laid upon my desk I saw its danger, and immediately set to work to defeat it. Why, if such a measure becomes a law, many a woman would become shelterless because of the act of a profligate husband. Such a man is deterred now from disposing wife will not consent to sign away her dower, and while I am aware the man can sell and dispossess his wife even if she does not sign her dower, and that it will hold good during his lifetime, yet the dower is a check and makes it more difficult for him to sell. The author of the bill cited several cases where men had separated from their wives for cause-in these cases good cause, and because the wife would not sign her dower the men conld not dis pose of the property and suffered. I have no doubt that this is so, but in my judgment it is not a justification to make liable and endanger every mar ried woman. If the right of dower is taken away, a man sitting at a poker table in the excitement of the game may deed his property for a stake, and when he comes to himself find that he has gambled away the shelter that covers the heads of his wife and chil dren, and perhaps, too, that man, be cause the possessor of that home from the toil of his wife, perhaps she burn ed the midnight oil, and with her needle made the money by which the home was bought; to give the power to a man to sell the property without the consent of such a wife would be an outrage that I shall not be a party to, but strange to say, on several dilatory motions the Senate, the majority of which is composed of lawyers, favored the measure, which might properly have been entitled. "A Bill to Rob all Women, and Children of Their Sacred Rights, in order to remedy a few isolated cases of bad conduct on the part of Women who had deserted their husbands." Should this bill ever again be resurrected and it passes the Sen ate I have declared in a speech on the floor that I shall follow it over to the House, and spend the balance of the session laboring to defeat it, and feel that I am doing a religious duty in the name of humanity. It will be remembered that in ac cordance with the action of Claren don's mass meeting, I introduced in the early part of the session a bill to regulate agricultural labor contracts, which had for its purpose the remedy ing of an evil far-reaching in its conse quences, but after a very hard fight I could not canvince the Senate, the bill should become a law. I endeavor ed to picture the conditions which exist in this portion of the State, where the agricultural labor contract system iginally intended for the farm pro tection, has, by its abuse, been per verted into a system of blackmail and peonage. It did no good, although there came to my support such able de baters as Senators Graydon, of Abbe ville and Rogers of Marlboro'. The p-country was afraid to make any change in the law, and therefore struck out the enacting words which was the death of the bill, but since then, Doctor Woods has had another bill drawn and introduced in the House, it was refer red to the judiciary committee, and that committee "recommen'd that the bill do not pass." Dr. Woods pro poses to make a fight for its passage in the House, but we have no idea he will ;ucceed, and should he, the Senate has lready indicated its opposition to such legislation, therefore I think he is wasting time. Dr. Woods' bill is alto zether different from mine, in that it loes not require the contract to be in writing nor filed with the clerk of court ind not having such a provision the ssence of farm protective legislation s left out. The only feature of his bill which I can approve of is the one pro aibiting the transfer of the contract. Eowever, that my readers can know just what Dr. Woods wants, I print the bill: A Bill to Regulate Labor Contracts. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of South Carolina: ScTION 1. After the passage and approval f this Act. labor contracts shall expire at the :ose of the year in which they were made: Provided, The contracting laborer does not put iimself in hiding. either in or out of the State, with intent to deprive the employer from get ing the necessa' labor contracted for: in that] vent it shall hold good for five years from date1 f contract. All labor contracts shall be valid, ither written or verbal, that are made in the resece of two or more disinterested witnesses rithout being recorded. SEc. s. Labor contracts shall not be valid,the erms of which are not plainly specified in ref rence to amount to be paid, whether with or rithout board, with the kind and class of work 1 ontracted for to b, performed. SEC. 3. Labor contracts shall not be binding rhen transferred or bartered to a second party. ither as collateral security or otherwise. SEC. 4. The violation of labor contracts shall >e a misdemeanor, punishable by l1ne not less han eive dollars nor more than thirty dollars. >r imprisonment not less than ten days nor nore than sixty days,.or both fine and impris nent, in the discretion of the court. SEC. 5. All Acts anid parts of Acts inconsist t with this Act are hereby repealed. The general assembly threw a bomb hell into the Board of Directors of the1 lispensary. by adopting a concurrent -esolution recommending the removal md prosecution of the present Board >f Directors, and calling upon the sovernor and the Attorney General to arry out the recommendation. Since his action was taken, the friends, of he Board are already questioning ae authority of the Governor to re nove; they take the position that the egislature should have instituted im eachment proceedings, and by not iaving done so, it shirked the respon ibility and palmed it off on the Gov ~rnor and Attorney General. I do not mnow what there is in the contention, he Governor has not the authority to emove, I believe, however, he has, md also believe he is going to do it, ut if the friends of the B~oard think he members of the general assembly ould be so foolish to undertake im eachment, when all know it revuires atwo-thirds vote to convict, they mis ake the men. Impeachment proceed ng would play into the hands of ,he defenders of the graft nachine; it would stop the legislation md couvert the general assembly into t court where there is no telling how ong it would have to sit, long enouga' 'or the West to be scoured to get up vitnesses for the defence, and while his delay was going on the constitu ~ional limit for the assembly to sit with ay is approaching and in the mean .ime the work of tearing down the state dispensary would be arrested. I1 elieve the recommendation will be *aithfully carried out. but should the overnor find he is without power, eans will be found to arrest and pros acute the men charged with big steal The demand for appropriations seems. x be increasing: unless the law-makers rfuse to accede to the supplications .or money the State levy will have to be raised. I for one am opposed to appro riating81. that is not absolutely neces iary, and will make every effort to cut :.he levy down, but I am afraid I will tot succeed. it looks to me as if every institution in the State has its sleeves -olled up to push their hands down into rhe public cash box, and all trying to orab at once. The condition is appall Lng to me. There has been a delega tion here from Florence begging for 965,000 for the State Reformatory; it would not surprise me if they get it, if these boys who are sent to this Florence institution were kept at home and properly given a woodshed lecture the people of the State would not be taxed for a reformatory at Florence or else where. During the week I had the pleasure of having as my guest at dinner Mr. S. M. Haynesworth of Foreston, wvho was over here on business, and on Fri day evening Rev. P. B. Wells. of Dar lington, whom all of Manning loves, dined with me, and accompanmeQ me to the night session. The next morning Mr. Wells opened the Senate proceed ings with prayer, Mr. Brunson being absent. Rev. J. M. FUolladay. now of Winns boro, was a >~ .r this .week. while here t4 Masonic de grees. Mr.. -- looking well and expresse- well pleased with his newtvsalohr Mr. Joseph vsalohr this week to - ic degrees, and judging fron .e got them. Mr. J. H.: .ayesville was here Saturd: D,, Woo ,me Thursday afternoon and was absent Friday and Saturday. I did not see Mr. Dingle Saturdav, so I presume he went home also. Mr. Scarborough remained over in Columbia to be with his son, who was to arrive from Wilmington Satur day night. On account of MIonday being salesdav and there being so many lawyers in the legislature, the general assembly adjourned until Tuesday noon. It's a good old world after all; If you have no friends or money, In the river you can fall; Marriages are quite common and More people there would be Provided you take Rocky -Mountain Tea. Dr. W. E. Brown & Co. Supervisor McFaddin publishes a statement this week, which shows the county to be in debt about $10,500, with a useless road engine and some no ac count mules on its hands. The present tax collection may cover all but about 3,400 of the debts against the county. We had hoped that Supervisor Owens could have managed to turn fbe office over to his successor without debt and the roads in'good condition, but such is not the case. The roads are in bad fix and the county is in debt. This debt will have to be paid, but as the levy has been fixed for this year without the actual condition of the county being known to the delegation, no increase in the levv will be made. There is a lamor all over the county for the Supervisor, but he tells us he is with ut the necessary mules to move, and hat a- soon as he c:m be provided with he stock he will Lace the gang and epair the places most needed. The mules turned over to him are old and practically worthless, the good mules formerly owned by the county were ,old by Supervisor Owens when he bought the road engine. Itch cured in 30 minutes by Woolford's Snitary Lotion. Never fails. Sold by W. E. Brown & Co., Druggists. Cotton Growers' Association Meeting. The Clarendon Cotton Growers' As ociatiou met in the court house last Nonday morning at the call of the ounty president. The weather was xtremely bad, which prevented a large attendance. Those present, about 75 in mumber, were treated to a magnificent peech from Hon. E. D. Smith. State president of the association. President Hodge was prevented from attending on 'account of illness and we kmow his enforced absence was a great .sappointment to him, as he is not >nly a loyal supporter of the associa ion but a most zealous worker, and [as made sacrifices for it. In his ab ence Mr. J. W. McLeod was called apon to preside, and Rev. R. L. Grier ,pened the proceedings with prayer. dr. Louis Appelt introduced the peaker, and notwithstanding the open Lng remarks that he did not, on ac ount of the slim attendance, intend to make a speech, the speaker made one f the strongest presentations of the onditions and the remedies for them re have yet heard from him. He trged the necessity of holding to the advantage already obtained, showed the lisparity between futures and "spots," nd gave the reason therefor. He ;tressed the importance of farmers do ng business upon business principles nd excoriated those who had not and vill not give their aid in the asssocia :ion's work-a work for Southern man iood and humanity. He urged the ~ormation of a holding company on a asis of $5 per bale, select a selling ent to sell the output of the cotton arms in organized form, and his illus ration of the effect was made by com arng the li! de rain drops which were ien p~attering upon the roof to the ~ombination of waters which form the fiagara. Mr. Smith always makes an excel ent speech. .He never turns an audi ne loose without giving them some hing substantial to carry away. and on his occasion his plan to handle the uture cotton crops appeal to the busi mess sense of the audience. On account f the small attendance it was decided call another meeting a little later, nd stating in that call fully the object o that a full and representative as Lsembly can be had and Clarendon join ith her sister counties, and the other ~otton growing States, in this great rarfare for home, country, and ma erial salvation. After the address Mr. mith asked for voluntary contribu ions to help pay the office expenses at eadquarters which resulted in about 27 being collected. Mr. Smith also ld his hearers of a bill he has had in-. ~roduced in various legislatures requir .ng a nominal license from all cotton ins. and requiring those taking out the .icese to make weekly reports to the 30mptroller General of the number of ales ginned for the week, and that the jomptroller General shall publish a 'eekly bulletin as to the number of ales ginned. This is done to keep a ab on the reports sent to Washington, rhich are always made in the interest )f the speculator. Bears the The Kind You Have Always Bought Signatue BUSINESS LOCALS. When a man has to buy a wagon he t once thinks of The Manning. You are not compelled to buy a wagon mntil you have seen The Manning and ot the price and terms. For Rent-As a general'merchandise ;tore, the building next door to the ostoffice. A splendid stand. Apply a his omice. rhe Manning Wagons are no fake, k second place they do not take, rhey are No. 1 through and through; iany have bought them, why not you? For Sale-One thousand bales choice Pea Vine Hay, also one hundred mushels Rust Proof Seed Oats. Apply o J. D. Rutledge, Summerton, S. C. Six dollars down on a Manning L-horse Wagon, $15 down on a Manning -horse Wagon. Made and sold by dfanning Wagon and Carriage Works. I have severed my connection with he Manning Grocery Co., and have accepted a position with P. B3. Mon on, who carries a full line of first-class 1roceries, Fruits, etc., where I will be rIad to see all my old friends. We sell as low as the lowest, quality con ;idered, and give satisfaction. W. H. TRESCOT. District of South Carolina. IN BANKRUPTCY. I THE MATTER OF JEHU SMITH, Bankrupt. To All Creditors: Notice is hereby given that on the 8th day of January, 1907, the said Jehu iSmith was duiy adjudicated bankrupt; and that the first meeting of his cred itors will be held at my office in the city of Sumter, S. C., on the 11th day of February, 1907, at 11 o'clock A. M., at which time the said creditors may attend, prove their claims, appoint a lrustee, examine the bankrupt and transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting. I. C. STRAUSS, 10 Grippe or Influenza, whichever you like to call it, is one ,of the most weakening diseases known. Scott's Emulsion. which is Cod Liver Oil and Hypophosphites in easily di gested form, is the greatest strenigth-builder known to medical science. It is so easily digested that it sinks into the system, making new blood and new fat, and strengthening nerves and muscles. Use Scott's Emulsion -after 4, Influenza. 4 nvarusale for Coughs and Colds. ALL DRUGGISTS: 50c. AND $1.00. PERUVIAN GUANO A Complete Natural Manure and a Superior Base for Home Mixtures. ANALYSIS: Ammonia. ................8.50 per cent. Phosphoric Acid........... 9.oo per Cent. Potash................... 2.00 per cent. GENUINEf PERUVIAN GUANO holds first rank among plant food mate rials. In their haste to use cheap fertiizers, consisting largely of Acid Phosphate (dissolved rock), many farmers have, in a measure, over looked this valuable materini. We nre now directly importing and plac hr it upon the markrt at prices which make it the cheapest as well as the best source of plant food Skilful culture will avail little unless plants are well nourished, and the excess of one element cannot supply the demand for another. PERUVIAN GUANO supplies ALL the plant food elements furnished by - grbund bonc. acid phosphate. tankage, dry ground fish, dried blood, sulphate of ammonia, cotton seed meal. etc. These elements are already intimately mixed and combined by natural processes, making it the Best Possible Base for Home Mixtures. Yor certain crops it may seem advisable to add more Potash to the percentage contained in Peruvian Guano. either bv miming the material or by applying the additional quantities as a side application. We are in a pcsition to quote lowest prices on the tollowiing- materials, and to ship them along with the Peruvian Guano. Nill O I Pots Mlnil |00 Polff K0iil Nitfo1g 01 80(10 8010010~ 01 Potsh HOSIC 8100. An 80-page book on -Plant Food Problems" is of interest to every farmer and will be sent free upon request, In it we describe the different fertizer materia give formulas for every crop, and instruct the farmer how to make his own fertil izer and save from $7 to R10 per ton by so doing, besides knowing what his mixture contains. TH COB-MORTIMR COMPANY, 33 Broad Street, - Charleston, S. C. WE ARE laily receiving additions to .our stock, and it is our intention to bring the ,rightest and most attractive godds to be had for the money, no matter where xe may have to go get them. We want to call your attention to our fine stock )f staple CROCKERY, GLASSWARE, TINWARE. AND AGATEWARE. We have everything in open stock, no need to buy sets, you can get one iece or as many pieces as you want at the very lowest possible price. Our con inued sales of COOK STOVES AND RANGES s an evidence of the splendid values we are giving in these goods. The excel ent cooking qualities of the 0. K. Stove or Range, their handsome and massive ppearance, their elegant proportions of their makeup, the favorable impression nade by tnem as compared with other stoves all go towards helping us make ,ales Anyone with a critical eye can readily judge when they once see our 3. K. Prince Stove at $12.50, or our 0. K. Duke at $15.50. Why they are so :opular we will appreciate a call from any housekeeper who has never seen ;hese stoves and will take pleasure in showing where they so far excell others. FARMERS: Don't forget to harvest your hay crop this year the first favorable weather. If Fou have not got a Mower come and see us at once, we have Mowers and Rakes ;hat do the work anywhere that machinery can be used, and often where others ave failed. SYRACUSE TWO-HORSE PLOWS. We have all sizes of these well-known and popular plows. AMERICAN FIELD FENCING. We have a large stock of this well-known fencing. Let us figure and show you how cheaply you can fence your pasture or farm and raise cattle and make money while you sleep. Very truly yours, Manning Hardware Co. 0ANI ATIO . .Z 5. L. KRASNOFF, Undertaker and Funeral Director. Open day and night to meet the demands of the needy. Our Un dertaking Establishment is complete in every respect. We carry 4 Coffins from $2.00 to $25.00: Caskets from $10.00 to $300., finished and : draped in the most artistic manner. We have Hearses for both white and colored people. Residences, halls, rooms and contents disinfected by the most ap proved methods of modern science, destroying all contagious and in fectious germs of every nature. Respectfully, rlanning, S. C. wE HAVE in stock the best assorted lot of BUGGIES ever brought to this market, from $45. up to $85., and feel as sured wve can please anyone who wants a good, comfortable. Buggy. We have also PHEATONS two seats, for one or two horses; also the best lot of we have ever handled before. The PIEDMONT WAGONS is a leader w ith us. We have a large lot on hand, and will guaran tee satisfaction to those w~ho place their trade us. We have passed now into our seventh year, and to see small periods like the past before w e quit the trade with the people of Clarendon and adjoining counties. WE P. HAWKINS & COMPANY OUR SALE Just closed was very gratifying to us and far exceeded our expecta tions. We wish to thank. our customers for their generous patronage dii ring the sale, especially the ladies of the tow and county, and we will always endeavor to mer it a continuance of same. The Young Reliable, J. H. RIGBL Clthin WINTER UNDERWEA SOFT FLANNELS. The. best at Prices that Spell AT THE STRISS-RBGI C Su.nnerton, S. u Land! The short crops in the vicinity of Manning have caused prices thisfall not to advance as they did last year.Now is the inves tor's opportunity, as with reasonably good crops and prices next year's land will g6 much higher. Others think as we do. And here are two orders recently placed with us by two men from other connties, and the kind of men this county needs: First. A farm. within easy reach of a high school and dd churches, properly improved and costing from five to ten thousand dollars. Second. A farm of from one to two hundred acres, within reach of a common school and good church, costing from three to five thousand dollars. If you can't pay cash we will help you to borrow the money lianning Real Estate Agenoy E. D. Hodge, Manager. Office over Bank of Manning.