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MANNING. S. C., OCT. 2, 1907. PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY. SUBSCRIPTTON 1ATr.S: One year........................... -51 50 Six months...................... - Foui mont'ns.......................... ADVI.RTISING RATES: One soiuare,. one time. *i: each subsequent in sertion. 5 cents. ot uaries and Tributesvf Respect charged for as regular advertiscmlents. Liberal contract- made for three. six and t.welve Communications must De accompanied by the real name and address o! the writer in order to r':ive attention. 'No communication or a personai character will be published except as an advertisement. Entered at thePostoffice at Manning, as Sec ond Class matter. THE POLITICAL AGITATION. Already signs are appearing upon the political horizon which indicates the trend of the issues which will be forced by the pol iticians of this State. There is hardly a week but that first one politician then another will come out in the public prints to give expression of what is to come, and so far, in evrey instance these grea makeis of sentiment truckle to what they imagine will be the will of the majority. and are loud in their advocacy of prohibition. Discerning readers will note that very few of the original and conscientious Prohibitionists are airing their views at this time, it is an element that foist ed upon this State, a system of liquor control which was so con ducted as to bring the blush of shame to the cheeks of good citizens. These latter day con verts to prohibition would have the Prohibitionists forget the past, but will they do it? It is our judgment if the Prohibition ists are sincere, and want to fol low the lead of Georgia, they will give these latter day saints a wide berth to prevent any lia bility of being sold out or trick ed, as their past experience should teach them. The major ity vote cast when the issue was made between Prohibition and Anti-Prohibition, was in favor of Prohibition, was Prohibition given? No. Did not Tillman, and those who were nominated by the Democratic party, sign a pledge they would abide the result of the primary? They did not keep their pledge then, and there is no reason to trust them again, and although opposed to a prohibitory law, as long as the federal government with - holds from a State the right to keep liquor out, we are opposed to deception, and caution sincere Prohibitionists against harbor ing in their ranks these newly converted, whose advocacy of prohibition now, is to avenge the death of the State dispensary. It might be interestinge to know the status of the St as of the Union with regard to lhquor legislation. A compilation made by a reporter for the Columbia Record shows only three States that have prohibition, although twenty-tive States have tried it, and all but three abandoned it as a bad job. Alabama-Local option; majority of the counties dry. 'Alaska-Prohibition under acts of congress. Arizona-Local option. Arkansas--Local option: sixty out of seventy-five couuties dry. California-Local option: four dry counties. Colorado-Localioption. Connecticut-Local option;; 96 no li cense t-> 72 license towns. Dela;;are-License by courts; six dry towns: no-license election November 5th next. District of Columbia-License by ex cise board on the written consent of the majority of the owners of real estate, and the~ rresidents on the front of the square on which the saloon is to be lo cated, and of the owners of real estate and of the residents of the confronting side of the opposite sbuare. Florida-Local option; 32 counties out of 45 dry. Georgia-Prohibition after January 1st next. Idaho-License by authorities: Sun day law passed in 1905. Illinois-Local option- two dry coun ties. Indiana-License by county commis ioner; three dry counties: 710 dry town ships out of 1,01. Iowa-License by petition of voters; 65 out of 99 counties dry. Kansas-Prohibition. Kentucky-License by majority of voters; 97 out of 110 counties dry. Louisiana-State and local license: orders may not be solicited or received in dry territory. Maine-Prohibition. Maryland -Local option: 10 out of 23 counties dry. Massachusetts-Local option; fee not less than $1,000; number limited, one to one thousand inhabitants; in Boston, one to five hundred: 250 dry towns. Michigan-Local option; few dry counties. Minnesota-License fee, with village local option; 123 dry municipalities. Mississippi-Local option: 68 out .of 115 counties dry. Montana-Local option. Nebraska-Local option: 400 dry and 6M' wet towns. Nevada-License by county comimis sioners. New Hampshire-License by county commissioners. New Jersey-Local option. New Mexico--License by county comn missioners. New~ York-Local option in towns; 300 dr-v towns. North Carolina-Limited local option. Ohio-Local option; license, $1,000: 60 qet cent of municipalities dry. Oklahoma-Voted on Sep' :nber 17 for a state constitution, ond for a prohi bition. The part of Oklahoma former ly in the Indian Ter-ritory has had pro hibition far twenty-one years. Or-egon-Local option. Twelv-e coun ties. Pennsylvania-License under contrcl courts. Rhode Island-Local option: 16; dr-y municipalities out of 38. South Carolina-Passed Carev-Coth ran law-limited local optioK-'Febu ary 16ith. South Dakota-License by local ar thorities: some sections dry. Tennessee-License issued by ioe.1 author-ities: saloons excluded frora all but three mnunicinalities in the state. Texas-License issued by county clerk: much of the state ar-' by- local option. Utah- License g-rnted by local aui thorities. all i.Ut twenty-four inunicipAlities dry. Virginia-Control of local courts; lo cal option proyided for. Washington-License issued by local authorities. West, irinia-License by cour-s and local authorities: 30 counties out of 55 dry. Wisconsin-Locai option: ;50 dry coi inunities. Wyoming-Lic-nse it-,ued by local ARE GOOD ROADS WANTED? T is not usual to comment on the presentments of grand juries but as a matter of justice to the Representatives from this county we think it proper to give ex pression to our views on thej' recent recommendation relating to the providing of a two Imiill tax for road purposes. Our ob servation is that grand juries are prone to Iecomulend the levying of more taxe but when it comes to the test the grand jurors themselves are round to be most clamorous against higher taxatiOn. We well remUber wheu the grand jury recommend ed the building of a new court house, and they were highly complimented by the presiding Judge for their progressive spirit. but when a Representa tiye about to assume charge of his duties called a mass meeting to get an expression from the taxpayers, he discovered some ot the very grand jurors who had recommended a new court house at the meeting, opposing and voting against bonding the county for the purpose. Of course, the Representative was honor bound after calling the meeting to abide its result, and did nothing towards carrying out the hypocritical recommendation of the grand jury. Now here comes another grand jury with a recomm-ndation for good roads, but they put into their recommendation an impos sibleiprovision. They say: "We also beg to call the a-ttention of our Senator and Representatives to the insufficient fund that is now available for road working purposes, and in our judgment it would be wise for them to en deavor to pass an Act levying a two mill property tax in* ad dirion to tlie present commuta tion tax and the proceeds from the fund so raised be expended in each township in proportion to its taxable property." In the first place, the Representatives will not comply with such a recommendation, because it is not right, and in the second place, there is grave doubt that such a distribution of public funds secured by a tax levy would be constitutional. If the grand jury favored an extrA two mills tax for road purposes they should have said so without hampering the proposition with obstruction. To levy a tax for such a purpose and only use the money raised in the townships collected wouldugive one town ship more money than is needed, and a poorer township not en ough. Manning township, with its large property valuation, rail road, mills, stores, banks. and other large taxpaying proper ties, would raise a good sum to fix its roads, but Mt. Zion, ad oining, not having these tax producing properties, would be helpless, but nevertheless in as great or greater need of good roads than Manning: the New Zion people are equally interest ed in the county and its interests. and as much entitled to the ben eits derived from taxation. We believe in good roads, and favor taxation for such purpo ses. but we are unalterably op posed to the levying of any tax which does not provide for a general benefit. If the people of Clarendon want two, four, or five mills fo-r their public roads they can get it. but it must not have any selfish or dog-in-the manger-spirit-attachment. There will be an opportunity given to the taxpayers to express them selves with regard to good roads and other improvements at a public meeting in December, and at this meeting those who favor improvements as well as those who do not should be present to give their candid views so that the Representatives will know just what action to take. ,Deafness Cannot be Cured by localapplications, as they cannot reach the diseased portion of the ear. There is only one way to cure deafness, and that is by constitu tional remedies. Deafness is caused by an in laed condition of the mucous lining of the Eustachian Tube. When this tube gets inflam ed you have a rumbling sound or imperfect hear ing, and when it is entirely closed deafness is :he result, and unless the inflammation can be taken out and this tube restored to its normal condition.hearing will be destroyed forever: nine ases out of ten are caused by catarr-h. which is nothing but an inflamed condition of the mu cous surfaces. we will give One Hundred Dollars for any case of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that can not be cured by Hairs Catarrh Cure. Send for cirulars, free. F. J. CHENEY & CO.. Toledo, 0. Sold by drurgists. 75c. Hars Family Fills are the best. We said in our last issue that Senator Latimer left enough room in his interview to side step and we hit the nail on the head, because in his Greenville speech he does not seem to be so much opposed to immigration af ter all, perhaps he fitted his speech to suit the town, and he has another for the countr-y. The manner in winch Judge Prince conducts the courts is admired by those who visit the court house. He is counteous to the members of the bar, at the same time be requires them to not forget that he is presiding, and he will not permit any un necessary delays. To the Jurors and witnesses he is very consid erate, but he has impressed upon them the court is in session for business, and they are prompt in their attendance, and the busi nes is facilitated gr-eatly. LLTS!OTFTA J.n~' C. Otts, ono of the -elected leaders in the Carey Cthranl law iight. is out in the news;papers avoring prolibitiol, v a local option string tied to it. Senator Otts wants to pass a (enecral prohibition law, but per inittingw counties wishing liquor sold to 'have an election and thereby vote upon themselves a liquor selling system. This is 110 new proposition. Gen. G. Duncan Belli ehnger coniceived the -idea sometieic ago. and Senator Otts has simply jumped upon the 1cllinger platform. But it m atters not who conceived such ai idea, what is the use of turn ing- and twisting this liquor ;question. The law which the Oberokee Senator was conspic uous in making is good enough as it stands. It allows people to vote liquor out if the law is complied with, and what more could be done if the matter was reversed. Senator 'Otts refers to the trouble the people who voted out the dispensary in Chesterfield are having. He ought to know how this is, be ing a lawyer he knows full well that it is the lawyers, for a fee, that is keeping Chesterfield from getting rid of the dispensary, and we have no doubt that had the dispensaryites of Chester tield retained Lawyer Otts he would have worked as faithfully to thwart the wishes cf the ma jority as are the dispensary law vers doing now. T'he Carey Cothran law may need a few screws tightened. but we see no need for another revolution in liauor control legislation at this tine. If the prohibitionists will persist in throttling local self government, then let them pass a general prohibitory law with out any compromises whatever. It is a waste of time to pass a general prohibition law with a provision that communities can vote liquor in if they want to, when we have a law already on the Statute books, giving the right to vote the traffic out. It looks to us as if some would triffle with legislation. The way to get rid of a cold, whether it be a "bad cold" or just a little one, is to get it out of your system through the bowels. Nearly all Cough Cures, especially those that contain opiates are constipating, Kennedy's Laxative Couah Syrup contains no opiate and acts gently on the bowels. Pleasant to take. Sold by Dr. W. E. Brown & Co. The Cotton Condition in the West. Special to The Manning Times: You have asked me to give your readers some facts of my ob servation in the west. I left my home in Summerton on the 18th of March last. I went by the of Greenvile, Atlanta, Mobile, New Orleans and San Antonio, Texas. I reached San Marcas, Texas. on the 2nd day of April. I made this place my headquart ers. At this time and place cot ton was being chopped out a few days after this, the heavy rains and cold weather came, and this continued until the middle of June. The result of this bad weather the farmers had to plant and replant from three to five times all over the State of Texas. Arkansas, and Indiani Territory, and Oklahoma. The effect of this was that much land intended for cotton was not planted on the account of the scarcity of seed and lateness of season. That which was planted was in the grass. The first calamity which came to this late crop was the boll worm, which was worse than had ever been known in that country. Second calamity was the boll weevil, which was more numerous than ever, on ac count of the mildness of the win ter. Then the draught which com menced first of July and went in to September when I left. and was there when I left. The re sult of all this-One man who planted, last year, 173 acres and gathered nearly 200 bales, this year he got all that was made, and that would be made this year he got only four bales on the same laud. Another man - who made over 400 bales, last year', or the same land, has gathered and will gather between 40 and 50 h-ales. A gentleman went in to Texas last year, saw the won derful crop Texas made, bought a farm of 1,000 acres planted all in cotton against the protest of his neighbors, and this year he will get only about 50 bales. A gentleman who is perfectly trust worthy and conservative in his statement, said to me-"You have no conception of the con dition of things to this country," "There are hundreds and hun dreds and hundreds of acres of fine looking cotton, that the own ers, will not attempt go pick." "Why said1?:" Because there is not enough cotton in the field to pay for its crapping." You may say that these are extreme cases. Grant it. But I have made in quiry from every section of the State, and the answer has been universal except from one county Williamson. EWe are making a bale on from eight to fifteen a cres," when last year thley made a bale on one and a half acres. This is true not only in Texas but ill Arkansas and Indian Ter-I ritorv as well as Oklahoma. Between tile middle and last of June. I did not notice the date I saw an article in the Aus till Statesman over a half: column long to this etfect. Tile crops in Texas are as good or better than last year. At that time, some of t -e cotton was chopped out and plowed once, some was chopped out without plowing, and some was just coming up I saw these crops imyself. II called several far-mers attention to the article. They replied in this way. Our corn this year is a great deal better and more tha la yer. The cotton last not half so good. At that time, last the cotton was half this high. So the farmers of Clarendon, I would beg you to hold your cot. ton if you want your price. 1 learned another jack. The far mers Union is all over Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Miss*ssippi Alabama, and Georgia, and they have built more houses all over these States and their organiza tion bas set the minimum at 15 cents and I was told that they are so clearly organized that you can not get a bale for less than 15 cents. So I am going to hold my cotton for 15 cents or as long as I can hod it. R. A. SUBLETTE. Alice-Pimiples and other blotches ate supposed to be caused by an acid stomach. A simple remedy and one that gives you a fresh blooming com plexion 'is Hollisters Rocky Mountain Tea. 35 cents, Tea or Tablets. Dr. W. E. Brown & Co. Tiliman for Vice-President (Hic). Editor The Manriur Times: Though an off t- etion year anyone can by scanniag the political skies, decern now andl then a political speck in the ex pressions politically of some men in regard to the fitness of men who is occasionally spoken of as the standard bearer of the democratic party in the Presi dential contest in 1907. As well as our perceptions guide us along this line William Jennings Bryan is a going to be the nominee in spite of, now and then. the clamor of few so-called democrats who is seeking every little pretext to land their treacherous carcases iuto the ranks of the imfamous Republi can party, a party whose record for the past forty years and more has been a record only of political corruption, devilment and rascality. It is indeed sickening to hear this and that so called prominent democrat given vent to his polit ical feelings by saying if Mr. Bryan is nominated they will vote for a Republican. Would to heaven that all such men would with bag and baggage go to the Republican party for if they only 'would, then would the grand old Democratic party be shorn of its scum and dross and would stand before the world as the purest of political parties. It is our opinion that no dem ocratic nominee it matters not who he is can be elected in the coming Presidential election, but we believe Mr. Bryan can come as near to being elected as any other man that - could be placed in nomination by the democratic party. Mr. Bryan has been by some called a Popu list, but I will remind every one that he is a friend to the South ern people and to their customs. and this reason if no other, should go a long ways with Southern people. What was the case in the last presidential election ,vith Judge Altoi B. Parker? Judge Parker wa~s no Populist, but at the same time he was politically octra cised by democrats who went over to Roosevelt in shoals. A. good democrat would vote for "old nick" if he was the nominee of the democratic party instead of voting for an unprin cipled republican. :t will be recalled that in 1900 Mr. Bryan ran many thousands of votes ahead of his vote in 1896 while Mr. McKinley at the same time ran many thousands behind his vote of 1896. Mr. Bryan's idea of govern mental control of railroads need not deter any good democrat from voting for him for we meet often with men that we know is good democrats who hold to the same views. We hope that South Carolina will to a man rally to the stan dard bearer of the democratic party in the coming Presidential contest it matters not who the nominee may be and vote for him. If it was left to us to name the nominees and elect the men, we would for president select W. J. Bryan, and for vice presi dent select B. R. Tillman and in so) doing we are satified that our 'next administration would be an administration of purity and that this government of these United States of America would be a model government that would reflect o'n its people a credit and not by the nations of the earth a reproach.. GEO. R. JONES. Davis Station, Sept. 28th, 1907. Prevents and cures constipation, stmach and kidney trouble. Makes digestion easy. That's what Hlollister's Rocky Mountain Tea does. 35 cents. Tea or Tablets. Dr. W. E. Brown & New Zion Dots. Editor The Manning Timnes: Miss Minnie Turbeville visited our town last Friday evening. The road I refered to in my former letter is to run from Sar dinia. crossing the New Zion road, on across Beard's siding for Turbeville. The passenger train on the Alderman railroad has been de taned bn wrecks this week. B. The blooming rose is beautiful, But the blushing bride more dutiful, All the crimson tints you like to see are her's By taking Rocky Mountain Tea. Dr. W. E. Brown & Co. Teachers' Examination. The next regular teachers examina tion will be held in the court house at Mianning, from 9 a.m. to 4 p. m.-, Fri day. October 18th. Teachers are requir-ed to register certificates in the office of the County Spt. of Education before they can be paid from the public school fund. S. P. HIOLLADAY, H -D I eaknes.D S;UITOI o desire a real good, tasty, refined Suit of Clothes is not a sign of eakness. Rather it is an indication of personal pride and character. A well groomed Man evokes favor able comment always, and human nature is just vain enough to like it. Our Fall and Winter Suits inspire confidence because they are cor rect. FORM FOURTEEN rc.FORM FRTY.NIOE They are cut correctly, tailored per- -N NEWOMR . fectly and fit accurately-with no room -aWn W for improvement. THE FABRICS ARE CHOICE AND HANDSOME Ei $10.,9 815.. . $2o. to $3o. t will require but a few moments forus to settle the Fall Suit you to your entire satisfaction. Choosing a Suit is very easy at. this writ ting. Later some of the best things will be missing. THE .. OHAN LER OLOTHI CSI H'PHONE~ 166, 8LJMTfEFR. Fall Opening~ ednesday and ThursdayWac Fo October 2nd and 3rd. f Pattern Hats, Bonnets and Ribbons, RAND DISPLAY OF PARISIAN MODELS FROM JA.6. JO.HNSON OF NEW YORK. I HE LATEST STYLES, THE NEWEST GOODS. Silks, Dress Goods. Wash Goods, Skirts, Ladies' and Misses' Cloak, Lace Curtains, Muslin Un YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND. ALL WELCOME. f D. Hirschmann. ~GREAT VALUES: These are a few of them : Sore-Horse Wagon and Harness...............8 25 00 STwo-*Horse Wagon......... ..... ...........40 00 SCanopy Top Leather-Trimmed surrey-..........85 00 SQuarter Leather Top Buggy.............. ... 0 00 _ SLeather Trimmed Open Buggy....... ...... ..0 00 SWILL ARRIVE SEPTEMBER 23RD. Wek FIRST CAR SHorses and Mules Yu OF THIS SEASON. Lime, Cement, Hard-Wall-Plaster, Fire Brick, Ter-THYONREIB, ra Cotta Pipe, Shingles, Laths and Builder's supplieS generally. B ooth Live Stock I.o. lm SUMTER, S. C.