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Une ear ....... ALDVF~rrII_( KATF'S: Oue %i l e tim e. *l: eaea suWoz-qaenz L. pi~spect sctr~a for as rrngu"r Liter t:*C oal. -J" !or three. .-.1%and tweaV( communicatlons must op acnmpaniedL by ths rsk aMe &an udClre- Of ta- w:iLer iL order to reivs atte.tton. 'o ommUnication o a personal character wu. s panamned except as an advertisement. hntered at the Postoffmce at Manning as see ond Class nLwter. We Reluctantly Reply. The cornmmunication in this is sue signed Harvey V. Mitelm is such a radical collection of words, and misleading state ments were it not that we wish to make a comparison for tbe enlightment of the pubflic we would not waste our space by giving it attention. A casual reader can see at a glance the motives prompting his wild ap peal to ignorant prejudice. and we make an hurible apology for taking any notice of it. We will point out Mr. Mitch umn's inaccuracies in their order. It is not true that the delI'Iation -was instructed to levy a two mill tax for the purpose of eree ting anew court house," and one mill will be all that is necessary. He says the vote was 16 in fa vor of the court house proposi tion and 10 against, and of those voting in favor was THE TImES Editor. The vote was I;6 for, and 7 against, and THE TIMES Editor did not vote either way because he was presiding. but would have voted with the ma jority had it been necessary. He intimates the town of Man ning treated the balance of the county unfairly, and speaks of those leaving the court house in disgust on account of the wrang ling. and says those favoring the court house proposition sent out into the streets to secure enough voters to win the recom mendation for the levy. In the first place, very few of the citi zens of Manning attended the meeting and their staying away was for the purpose of giving any fidemagogue no chance or semblance of an excuse to appeal to town against county prejudice we do not think there was pre sent at the time of taking the vote over seven town persons. but when the meeting opened there were at least twenty, the majority became disgusted at the presumptious, and sickening speches that were being made. they left; some of them saying that "-the old time nigger pow wows were more decently carried on." We know of no sending omt on the streets for votes. and if they were sent for, those who came in were from the country. Mr. Mitchum knows that a majority of the people of Claren don are opposed to building a new court house, just how he knows so much we cannot say. This guardian of our treasury must have talked with all of the people, lie has been very busy looking after whether or not the people want a new court house. if did, we do not see how lie has been *able to attend to his business of teaching the school for which he is being paid a salary out of the public treasury. If he has been running about the county poliing the sentiment, lie has been neg lecting his school duties. The fact is, Mr. Mitchum has been, and is now a beneficiary of our public treasury. and he has drawn more money from the peo ple's taxes than he has paid in taxes. His lack of ti-i nancering knowledge is display ed in what he says about the ul-| timate cost of t-he court house. Mr. Mitchum would have us to! stand still, make no improve-| ments, live as did our grandfa thers when the country was notI developed, there were no public| schools, no public colleges, and we may say no freedom for the poorer class of white people: all men have a voice in our- govern ment to-day.w hereas~in the days of our grandfathers not all men were even permitted to vote. It will not do to retrograde back to the days of the great grand fathers, it would bring about a a very unhappy condition for some. We agree with Mr. Mitchum when he says lie is not a poltipi an, but fr-om his maudlin spee ches and writing, he evidently would like to be: but deliver- us from evil the good Book teaches, and it would indeed be an afflic - tion should ever he become a politician. We have not the space nor the incliniation to wvaste time in mak ing a more extended reply. but~ Mr. Mitcihum's reference to the Editor of THE TIMEs having~ "becomne so warped since his el-' ection that he seems blind to the inter-ests of his constituents and deaf to their enitreaties" is such an outr-ageous misr-epr-esentation that we miust say a fewr words. THE TIMs Editor represents the people, and not a feiv' indi viduals who get all they possibil can from the public, an d who are opposed to giving a nth ing in return. Thev are oppos.-l to all progress. wonml not conlsenIt to any taxation Oi ad- i 51seh(1 o phe governed it wo'uhli menllI.star nation, ignoranlce an i(V (ice won prevail. TumTB1,-s editor rea - izesthiat it often happens theAre at re people who must be savedl from mpor -lit.1 uno1nan snse. anid furthier, Tin. TimEs dtitLur is Iti- riverse of being &bhid to the iiterests of his coi s.tiitunts. He does what he con e.-ives to be right. what is best tor today, and for the time to come without taking into con s.-ideration the effect it will ha ve' Upon1 Mr. Mit-hum's vote. anid the record will prove that THWE Tun-:s editor has done more for the public '. good thai-.n a regiment of men like IHarvey W. Mitch Ilm. We have wasted too much time and space already: we take from the records a comparative statement of two taxpayers. ont1 favoring the build ing of a neW Icourt house, because it is real ized that the county needs. It and that the investment 1 wi. the other is agin it" because progress is not a part of his make-up and he does not beli.eve in taxation anyway. The Al I this county about t a t p-dy*ers we have, and who0 faVor the bUilding of a ~saife and cm forta ble court house bas a sines: propositionl, pay taxes on 4126.595 worth of prop erty. and tieir proportion of the increased tax will be 812.59. Mr. Harvey V. Mitchum pays taxes on t120 worth of property, poll and a dog. his proportion of the increased tax will be 12 cents, and if 40 year bonds are issued, and M. Mitclum con tinues payin 12 cents a year he will have paid on the new court house in forty years the sum of 4.M': less than riv.. dollars, this Small aioun t he should be wil ling to nay for the privilege of draiatically proclaimng in the new court house "ly the eternal zods this thing of l4xation must stop." TIME SHOULD BE GIVEN. Shokld the legislature at the coining session repeal the lien law without giving a reasonable time to permit citizens to pre pare themselves forthe changed conditions. what will be done about those liens that will be gi ren between .1aluarv 1st, and I the date when the repealing Act is signed by the Governor? Those who are so urgent about repealing the lien law to go into effect at once, have lost sight of the fact that the legislature does not convene until January 14 and it will be about the middle of February before the law can be repealed, between January 1st, and February 15th. is six weeks in which those wishing to do a lien business can do so, and the liens taken will be as good for the year 1908 as they were be fore the repealing statute was 'enacted. It will therefore be seen that it is folly to insist upon repealing the lien law to go into effect immediately. hut instead, if the people insist upon the re peal, let the repealing Act give a reasonable length of time for the adjustment to the new con ditions. Unless such a time is given. and the legislature reck lessly str-ikes down a business sstemn which has been in vogue nearly a half century. i-he comn mercial interests of the State will be so badly hampered as to verge on to general bankruptcy. It will effect the general inter ests about as badly as does a' conuring armny passing through a conquered country. It is our judgment the lien law will be r'epealed at this session of the legislature. the agitation of the poiiticia has created such a sentiment, that it is a demand: the only thing now left tho~se who do not believe the repealing of the lien law is a panacea for all the woes the farmers have been subjected to, is to make the elfort to convince the major jity- that it is not wise legislation to strike down a business custom with one fell blow, but if a change is to be made to give a reasonable time in order to pr-e vent a commercial chaos. 5100 Reward, $100. The readecrs of this paper will be pleased to learn that there is a: leajst one dreaded dikwnse that science has been able to cure in all its stages. and that is Catarrh. HalrsCatarrh Cure is the only positive cure known to the medical fr-.ernity. Catarrh being a constitutional dis eas. requires a constitutional treatment. lHairs Catarrh Cure is taken internaUy. acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the sys te. thereby destroyinc the fuundation of the diseaseand givingr the patient strength by build inc up the constitution and assisting nature in ding its work- The proprietors hav-e so much faith in its curative powers. that the~y oil~r One Hundred Dollars for anx case that it fail-, to cure. Send for list of testimoni::ls. Address. F. J. CHExNE & CO.. Toledo. O. Sold by druggzists. 75e. Halrs Family- Pills are the best. The governmient report shows the number of bales ginned to Dec. 1 is 3.338.854. as against 10027868 last year. South Car olina's crop is 943.89l. This be gins to look like about a 11.000 00 crop with advanczwing prices for the staple. The showing made by the aud iting experts employed to inves tigate the open accounts of the . oldi State dispensar-y was not at! all startling, because everybody expected something of the kindI but whether the in vestigation should go On is for the next leg islatre. We believe the pro bing should continue, until every transaction from the first to the last had been investigated, and we believe if the early transac tions ever have the light turned on them there will be a very rot ten condition shown. Do not make bone of one and Ilesh of: a nother. let's get at the truth: t he legislature should provide the means to know where every dol lar of the people's money was spnt, arnd whether there were any ofi the State's trusted otlici als who got rebates. not stop~ wil-h investigating the last board bit illvestigate every boarmd. and ''ry 'tnri-l! inch udinug the ad m ilstrtilon that zungurated thi' stat.! dispensary sys~teml. Senator- Tillman himself -will. we Vhe money irket does not ,wei to have loosened up in this prttt of the country nor (1) We 1 expect better tina-irlc condition until after the holidays.(O ton is gradually advancing but that is due entirely to the demand for the ra w materiai. and if the great cotton belt will tighten its grip upon the Cotton :alreacdy in warehouses. after the lidiilays t'w price, as money is let looso, will go bounding up. Spnator Tillman has began to geT. busy by introducing resolu tions innairing into Secretary cortelvou's action to ielieve the motey stringency. Thi' senator will make things s zz wh.n he gets a. chance to speak to his re.solutions: the whole thing will amount to maUk ing some political capital for the politicians in next summer's national campaign, aild nothiag more. and too. F-outh Carolina's other senator ha put in a reso lution asking fora report on dra liage. One of our senators ma king capitill for the army of wind-ujmers, the other ma king capital for his own sweet self. Ishmaeltish "Agin It." Editor Th- Manning Timcs: Jordan S. C. Dec. 4. 19W7. To the citizens Qf Clirendon County, on last Monday at the court house in Manning was held a mass meeting. at whilb Clarm endon's delegation in the k-.gis :ature was istructed to levy a two mill tax for the purpose of erecting, a new court house where the old one now s1nds, At the time the Vote was taken there was by actual count twen ty six persons present, ten vot ing against and sixteen for the levy of the tax. Of the 1atp9 nuinber were the Editor of THE MANNING TT:mIES, R. D. Cothran. 1C. R. Sprott, E. D. Hodge. and three lawyers of the Manning Ibar. If the writer thought that the I balance of the county had been reated fairly by the town I1 Manning. this article would never have been written, but un fortunately at the begining of the meeti ng, while other matters were under discussion, there was much wrangling and a great mny itizens whorn we knew to b opposed to this move, had be come wearied and left the court house when the other side actu aly sent into the streets and brought in enough to win out and secure the recommendation of the levy Now we know that a majority iof the taxpayers of Clarendon are opposed to the building of a new court house at this time, but if the action of this meeting Is al 10 hoed to go unchallenged our del egation will in the eyes of the public, go to Columbia pledged to give us a newv court house and saddle upon the couty at least $60,000 more while the county is now almost bankrupt from high tax and mismanagement and at a time when the finances ofI the whiole country is in a more pre carious condition than it ever has been. since the founding of this Republic If we believe that the voters of this county were really in fa vor of this movement we would be the last person to raise an ob ection but they are not in favor of it We are told that the plan of the chamnpion& of this move ment, will-be to bond the coun ty with twenty-syear 5 per cent bonds. This of course means 83000) each year that Clarendon will have raise in the way of in teest for twenty years and then retire the bonds which means that by the time wye tinish pay ing up, our court house will have cost us the snug sum >f 8120,000 These chanmpions laugh and tell us that we wont have it to pay, but that we will bequeath it to our children as a heritage, and this is the very point that makes the man who looks for ahead, and who has the welfare of his country at heart, uneasy, For if this principle of levying more tax keeps up at the present rate. by the time we are ready to turn the county over to our chil dren, they will be so tax ridden that they will resort to any means to rid themi selves of the burden. We know it to be a fact that the tax of our father's are more bur densome than that of our grand fathers and that our .taxes are heavier than that of our fathers. so much so that this generation has connnonced to chafe nuder * Nursing baby? * It's a heavy str1 * - Her system is ce n vourishment for t * Some form of n * be easily taken up * is needed. * Scott's E me 9 greatest possible a 9 ment in easily digesi Mother and bal helped by its use. ALL DRUGGIS Bing Your Job Pri QUAR'] PuLrchases made by Counti 31. 1907. Prices 1"nO-M whOMv Plner'fasEO. Vi-hndes Deer Buing ~.....hm.. Rigr Fone Disftifling (Co............... Gorgia anid Ker.ic-ky Co............. Bi.' Spr-ing Distillig~ C-.............. W riht & Tayl . .. ................ 'nitel Dis.tribhutinug . .. ............. S. Grahfelder & (i..................... F:.A. ariez & on. C..... ..... Meyr.~ : r ... . ..... the yhe, anrd we say. in all se 1riousness, that unless there is somne let up some where that by the time the next generation comes to the front, ins.ead of bequeatfmg to them a county properly go'verrtl we will give to them a~ government reeking with bloodshe~d, anarchism and revolution. You so.y this is sensational, but the writer is not the only one who sees the hand writing on the wall. 'This condition does nout obtain only ini Clarendon county but in every county in S. C. and every state in the Union rhe producing and non produc. ir~g classes are gl owing farther apart everyday on account of this promiscuous levyuug of taxes by. the non producing class and the day of reconing is as sure to come as that God reigns in Heaven. IWe are not a politician for we have a hopeO of. Heaven when we die. The Good Books says: "It is hard for a rich man to enter th~e Kingdomn of heaven." Tlhere Iwere'nt many politicians in those days or it mihght have been writ. "It is hard for a politician Ietc." We know of no office that we would voluntarily play poli tician to obtan,tI hence it is for no political reason that we have written tie above-indeed we are sorry that it ha~s been neces 5.ary to wvrite. it,--buit we have done so from a deep sense of our dluty as% a plain citizen. earnest l'y trying to avert thle disaster that threatens us. We hope that this miay cause the people of the county to think and they will take some action before the meeting of the legislature to prevent this useless debt saddled upon the County There is no man who knows better than the Editor of THE TIMES that bonding a county means high tax for an indefinite period of time: but he has allow ed him self to become so warped since his election that he seemis blind to the interests of his con stituents and deaf to their entre ties. We admit that itwill not be al ways before a new court house wili be necessary but for God sake give us some roads to get the one we have before taxing us to build another Now, we are done. We leave it with the people. Ir they see fit to the action of last Mon da' meeting go unCallengd, w e will at least have the satisfac ton of knowing that we have warned you and when next fall you tind that your tax is 17 mils you have no one to blae but yourselves Remember tno at it yon sit idly down there is a class who think it is their rigt to tax you. HARVEY . MITCHaUM. ~in on mother. led upon to supply 4 o. - 0 urishment that will by mother's system 'sion contains the mount of nourish- 0 ed form. y are wonderfully TS: 50c. AND S1.00 flog to The Timesi ,ERLY PURCHASE. r Dispelosary Board, Nov- 3, for Quartcr ending Dec. paid and prices at which same will be sold. 11 INI QUNT \ITYr. Cci$'I, 111,q E~ ~cP i. .. it.seh [O-.......... !50 bb;I. g . 12i (4 9........... 20- lt. .. 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"F..r.. :-:'-.R yt....4..-.cppt. ld4 1r2c ly . . 0 g ts... .. ... l ....-:. .-e..p . .. ..5e..p . ()Id -tra !:a ~ o is .. ..... ,i (5 qt..,........ .-50 (It.. -....:40 w 4 .... . .6 o pr. . . . ..8 v p. E. S. ERVIN. A. H. BREEDIN. 1. I. BAGNAL. The Clarendon Real Estate and Fire Insurance Agency. - MANNING. S. C. LEVI BUILDING. 10r . o1 sND. cCSF. THE REASONS: SOLID- Because it was originated and is controlled by men of energy, tact and businesss ability. SOUND-Because it has the best plans for doing husiness and is ha-ked1 by 23 corporat.ions with a at.il ass-r. of $1L500, 00.041 06, inc(luding, Fire, Life. Health. Accii.ent, Plate-Ciass, Torn;LdO. Steam U3oilt-1. Borglary and Live Stock Insurance. und Surety Bonds: also iReal Estate Purchase. Sale and LO1Lns. SUCCESSFUL-Because its management spare; no effort in the up building o-1 the busin-iss. and the interests of its clients zealousily guarded. See us and get the Best. It is Always the Cheapest. Germofert Manufacturing Co., Manufacturers of Hiigest Grades of Combined Fertilizers and Germicides. The great natural Food Plant for all erops, all soils and MADE BY 22 BROAD STREET Charleston, S. C. For Manning and vicinity thle Germofert Fertilizers will be handled by D. M. BRADHAM, MANNING. S. C. GET A MOVE ON YOU! Right now is the time to buy. Our Lines are corn plete with everything in the lines of FINE CLOTHING and the best Shoes, the newest Dress Goods and up to-date Millinery. It is a money saving fori you. It will do your pocket-1 book good. D. Hirschmann. BRING YOUR 4J OB W OR K TO THE TINES OFFICE. ide Awake SETTING THE PACE AS USUAL anta Caus l1-As tulrned Ii- bines over to us this season, cons-. is bi- doings at r sltor. A line line of TOYS. GAMES. LINEN PICTORIAL BOMC A., FIREWORKS without end. Rare and beautiful designs in CUT GLASS. IMPORTED CHINA. GOLD an VER. TRINKETS. LEATHER 60ODS. PO CARDS. and PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS. Etc.. Ete.. at prices to mnake you feel good.- Come s:- -va you Uy or 1not. The Manning Grocery C) Where Somethings Doing. All The =+Exchange Your 4 + Cotton Seed for Mea-:... I + Director R. J. Redding of the 6ecr a + i Experiment Station, says: "Cottoo Seed Meal is a cheaper and more -etic"tive + lizer than cotton seed." + "A farmer should never use cotton seed directly as aler.- - i lizer when be may exchange it..for a fair equivalentof meal." "Aceording to ebtmical analvsis of (acr 8S6 pounds of cot. + + ton seed meat are about tbe equivalent in content of.plant food, to 2000 pounds of cotto seed. But owing to the superior me e + chanical condition of the meal and its consequently greater, or % I + more prompt availhbility, it is safe to assume that - + 800 pounds of meal are the full equiva lent to one ton of seed. + Therefore. what ever excess abovo S00 pounds of meal 'the Z farmer can get in exchange for : ton of seed, or by selhoe. + + seed and buying the meal, less the cost of hauling or freight Z inr. is so much clear proflt in comparison with using the ton of seed directly :s a fertilizer." :3 + Director Rledding has proven by nctaal field experimpnts that the above salements are right. and by ekchangino your seed with uq you can realize nearly 100 per: cent. profit on thZe : + transaction. SMANNING OIL MILL, C. R. SPROTT. Manager. : 8 Headquarters for Paints and Oils. IWEINVITE the pnblie geerallyto corneto Sumter and oaf :.I1 kinds. too:s oif eve.ry~ Hdrd'-riio. e . you need anythuinu. in t he Miachinecry supply a Sline, we can furnish just what you want. O M We handle the best Beltings in the country. Our Paint and Oil D)epartmins are full.tj We handle the celebrated Hammnar and M S Devoe Paints. Try our famous Japalae. FARMERS S you can save mnoney by huying your Wire Feneing from us. 3 4 We are headquarters for all kinds of frmu.Let us show thema to you. 3 g, n w a sfl)sy htwe can pes CemeRANT HARDWARE CO SUMTER, S. C. Machinery Supplies, Belting, Etc. IVESTOK There never '-. en in this market a cleaner ot of Horses an ! i an can now be found at ur stables. a ~nd Mule we sell goes vith our g1 Farr aft'- Mules, 3addle ;:.;..: . s. Uso DR. WIHIIT 5 If you want a g - suirrey or Wagon we c: neet competition. Cor. HARNESS, SADDLES., nid anything pertaining to .1K our personal inspection of our Sdw seI assured that we can suit you. to*: .l *r Buggy. Surrey or Wagon. Coffey Rigby