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MANNING. S. C., FEB. 3. 1909. PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: One year....--...................S --- 50 Six months..............--- ---....... Fout months..... ................. 50 ADVERTISING RATES: One square, one time. $1: each subsequent in sertion. 50 cents. Obituaries and Tributes of Respect charged for as regular advertisements. Liberal contracts made for three. six and twelve Communications must be accompaniedby the real name and address of the writer in order to receive attention. No communication of a personal character will be published except as an advertisement. Entered at the Postomce at Manning as Sec ond Class matter. The M1anagement of The Times will hereafter -o over the mailing lists every week, and without further notice every subscription in arrears over one year will be stricken off. This is done in compliance with the vostal regulations.Sowatch the label on The Times, it will tell you when your subscription. expires. CAPITOL CORRESPONDENCE.. Senate Chamber, Columbia, S. C., January 30th, 1909. The past week has been the most strenuous we have ever had during the session, it is work, work, work, and to those who are not in position to under stand, it would seem as if the general assembly was giving most of its time and attention'to the elections now pending, and doing very little on the work of law making, but in this they are mistaken. The elections, it is true, are cutting into the days we are there, but they inter fere only a little with the actual work, as we meet early and get off of the cal endars as many bills as possible before going into joint session, and practically all of the local measures get acted up on. All of the bills introduced by me in the senate, with but one exception, have .passed the senate, and are now pending in the House, with the assurance of the House delegation that they will be put through without delay. The delegation from Clarendon has worked harmoni ously, and each member is doink what he can to promote the best interests of Clarendon. On Friday afternoon we had our first - delegation meeting to consider local af fairs. We had before us the recommen dation of County Auditor Burgess, as to who shall be the township tax assessors, we Rent over the list carefully, and . agreed to have the assessors as recom mended with only such changes as the individual members would suggesst for his section. In Salem Mr. Green with a view to getting men from different sections of a township made three chang es, otherwise the list is as Mdr. Burgess recommends. The following are the as sessors recommended to the Governor: Fulton.-Dr. P. M. Sally, P. H. Broughton, H. B. Richardson, Jr. Calvary.-George Tindal, P. B. Hodge, W. E. Tisdale. Friendship.-J. S. Cante3y, C. W. Brqwn, A. P. Brock. Sb. Pauls.-J. H. King, W. A. Rich bourg, David Levi. St. Marks.-I. N. Tobias, W. A. Low *der. G. G. Thames. Midway.-J. R. Barrow, S. W. McIn tosh, Samuel Johnson. New Zion.-J. H. Garland, J. P. Bud din, P. M- Gibbon. Douglas.-S. C. Turbeville, F. N. Thomas, E. M. Kennedy. Sandy Grove -Luther McFaddin, R. E. Burgess, Silas Floyd. Plowden Mill.--J. M. Montgomery, D. C. Shaw, W. M. Davis. Harmony.-E. R. Plowden, W. E. Daniels, R. D. Thompson. Santee.--C. H. Bradley, W. G. Frier son, John W. Clark. St. James.-Jeff - M. Davis, M. E. Brunson, I. Y. Eaden. Manning -A. Weinberg, W. .?'. Les esne, Jno. W. Ridgill. Sammy Swamp.-A. A. Broadway, J. W. Mims, T. J. Tisdale. Mt. Zion.-W. H. Muldrow, E. C. Coskrey, 0. J1. Haley. Brewington.-W. T.?P. Sprott, S. M. Haynesworth, E. M. Fulton. Concord.-L. T. Fischer, J. S. Watt, J. D. Rutledge.. The delegation then took up the mat ter of considering the appointment of county commissioners. Dr. C.B. Geiger, notified the delegation that he would not serve another term, and Mr. P. B Broad way who has served from the Pinewood section a number of years wrote to a member of the- delegation that he did notcare to serve if he was not the unan imous choice of the delegation. All of us appreciate the services Mr. Broadway has given the county, having every confidence in his faithfulness. and know he did the best he could for the county, but inasmuch as one of the pres ent board refuses to serve any longer, some of the delegation felt it would per. haps be more satisfactory to the people were an entirely new board named, and thereby give another section of the county representation on the board. SThe delegation therefore agreed to recommend as commissioners Mr. F. C Thomas, of Manning, and Mr. John D). Gerald of Summerton, both of whom are recognized business men, who in our opinion should give to the county a first class service. Mr. Thomas is a man of affairs, and it was only after much per suasion that he consented to serve. Mr. Gerald is an energetic business man, a man of practical ideas, with a mechani cal turn of mind. The two gentlemen are endowed with financial and mechan ical ability, and should give to the coun tv~ a business administration. In connection with this appointment, and in order that they may have a voice in the administration of our county gov ernment, I have introduced a bill which has passed the senate, and will prob ably pass the House the coming week, requiring the operation of the chain gang shall be under the direction of the board, instead of under the Supervisor alone, thus, the Supervisor will have the board to share with him the respon sibility. This bill also requires that all contracts made and all claims approved must be by a majority vote of the board, and by it, I hone there will be a more economical han'dling of the chaingang, an' that the board will so direct its op era.ions, that the county will receive a better distribution of the gang's work. It will be remembered that I intro. duced a bill looking to rid the county of the stock on hand in the county dispen sary, my purpose, I am sfi-e has been misunderstood, as I havcgeard there is an impression going abr ad that I cap tiously desire to perpetuhte the dispen sary by reopening it. 'If there is any~ such understanding on the part of peo pie, it is a mistake, and absolutely for eign to my intentions. As everybody knows, I am not a Prohibitionist, and was opposed to the closing of the dispen sary, arguing, it would result in a loss to the taxpayers. and not reduce the ble extent, but the people thought oth erwise, and by their votes the dispen sary was closed: their action is final, and I most cheerfully accept the result, did I feel otherwise I would have contested the illegal election, and blocked the Pro hibitionists in the closing until the courts rendered a decision. I did not do this, which should be proof of no de sire on my part to defy the expression of the people. But another condition has arisen, Clarendon has several thous and dollars locked up in its dispensary. What are we to do with it? Under the law the board of control are in charge of, and responsible for it, their pay and expenses continue, I am informed, at the rate of S185 per month, something must be done to get rid of the stock and expense, or the taxpayers will have a still heavier burden. I was informed, tne board has made honest efforts to dispose of the stock without success, the uncertainty of what action the legislature would take on the liquor question, no doubt has something to do with the failure of the board to sell in bulk. On my return home I made inquiries of the Bon:rd to ascertain what efforts they had made to dispose of the stock, and what propositions had been made to them, and I received the following reply. Under the law as it stands to day, the Board could not. even if dis posed to do so. accept a propositIon tc sell on credit. Manning. S. C.. February 1st. 1909. Hon. Louis Appelt. Columbia. S. C. Dear Sir: in reply to yourr inquiry as regards oflei made us by Williamsburg Board. would say Mr. Epps. of the Williamsburg Board visitet us on January 13th and exhibited bid made hiL Board made by Chester. asking us if we coult equal or better Chester's bid. This bid offerec s per cent. whiskeys: 12 per cent. on wines: 2( per cent. beers, goods delivered. 90 days it which to pay for them. or an additional 2 pci cent. for spot cash. As we could entertain no proposition likt a credit sale. we offered them as per our bid 0 January tsnd. a discount of io per cent. and de liver goods. if entire stock was taken. As w had no beers, we considered this really a bette bid than Chester's. Williamsburg Board openet bids on January 25th and we have been expect ing to hear favorably from them, realizing a we did, that they would not likely have a lowe: bid. We made same offer to Sumter and Orange burg. Sumter declining our bid, with no repl: whatever from Williamsbury and Orangeburg Yours truly. A. H. BREEDIN. Secretary Dispensary Board Clarendon Co. I therefore deemd e it most expedi ent to introduce a bill providing for thf disposition of the stock. The bill is a follows: A Bil to Authorize the Opening the Count: Dispensary in Clarendon County for the pur pose of selling the stock of liquors in said Dis pensary. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of th( State of South Carolina. Section. 1. That immediately after the ap proval of this Act the County Board of Con trol of Clarendon County be authorized anc empowered to open the county dispensary ii Clarendon County for the purpose of disposin: of the stock of liquors now on hand either t1 wholesale or retail lots, and shall keep said dis pensary open until said stock of liquors is en tirely disposed of and that the money derive< from the sale of said liquors. after the paymen of all outsanding obligations, shall be divide< as now provided by law: Provided. however That the said County Board of Control shal not while the said dispensary is open, purchas any liquors for sale or add to the present stocl m any way whatever. The introduction of this bill brough forth a protest from some of the Man ning Prohibitionists, some of whom . am glad to state give me credit for hon esty of purpose, and these I will statl also, and Prohibitionists from principle and not from political expediency, whil; some others are in the prohibition ban( wagon because it is heading towards - political job. This class of prohibition ists are so loud-mouthed ir :heirprofes sions of purity, they are aiout to crow< the real, sincere Prohibitionists off o the front seat, and are making so mucl noise they are about tc drown the voic of men who are religiously opposed t the sale of intoxicants-men whose live are a living example of the principle. The political prohibs will not admi honesty of purpose in men who ar frank enough to differ from them; the; would monopolize all of the virtues fo themselves, these men are intolerant and frequently their zeal lifts the vei from their hyprocrisy to the extent tha they disgust sincere Prohibitionists Only a few days ago a gentleman from Clarendon was in Columbia. and he is: Prohibitionist, in conversation with m said, "I am a Prohibitionist from prir ciple and would be gratified to have th experiment tried, but I am disguste with the intolerance and fanaticism see monifested. Why do not these prc fessing moralists turn their attention t other evils besides whiskey drinking they have nothing to say about payin their debts, and some of them will no pay a debt. I regard a man who will no pay his debts as worse than the man wh sells-or drinks whiskey: when a man at tempts to go out on a moral crusade h should first clense himself not only c the evils of liquor drinking, but h should have regard for honesty. chasti tv and decent conduct in private as we: public." I agree with this man exactly I have no patience with the man whoi a moral leper, who rides at the head C the procession in a crusade against whis key; a man should not in my opinion, b a potential force in the prohibition caus whose breath stinks from ordered, o blind tiger whiskey, who leads a dissc lute life in private, and because the las cannot reach him destroys the conti dence of a neighbor when trusted for: few dollars-perhaps the food he eati and the clothes upon his back. However I stand at attention. with uncoveres head to he who comes to me clear 1: in heart and purpose, and will give th views of such my most careful and re speciful attention. I will, if possibl without violating my conscience, em deavor to find a way to agree to he]: him in his purpose. The bill above reproduced, as will b seen, only had for its purpose to reope: the dispensary to sell what is now il that establishment and no more, but ot jection is made from some of the citi zeus of Manning. A delegation of Mar ningites, self appointed I presume, as have not heard of any meeting to dele gate them, came to Columbia to protes against the bill. There presence wa altogether unnecessary, nor did thes protestents have any weight with th committee in its conclusion to repor my bill unfavorable. The chairm'an c this committee, who is a Prohibitionis informed me before the bill was ever re ferred to his committee that it woul receive an unfavorable report from hit but inasmuch as he had promised to giv he parties objecting a hearing, h would not hand in his report until the; have been heard. The gentlemen who appeared wer Messrs. P. B. Mouzon, Charlton Du Rant, J. H. Lesesne, Joseph Sprott, C R. Sprott, J. W. Rigby and Rt. D. Clark They broughtwith them a petition sigr ed by citizens of Manning, and I thin1 two persons outside of Manning protest ing against the reopening of the disper sary. I will state that some of the sigm ers of the petition expressed to me per sonally the Sunday before, just the re verse of what the petition sets out, an< since then some of these same petitiom ers told me they signed the petition up on certain representations made to them the representations they claim tha were made to them and not in accord ance with facts. The representatio made, as I understand them, was tha the county board could have sold th stock at but a small discount-about per cent discount and the offer was re jected. If this is the representatio1 made, and is was this that induced som of the signatures, the facts were cer tainly misrepresented: if the statement given so me by a member of the boar< is true. However, the petition nor th delegation brought about the unfavor able report of the bill. When the com mittee made its report I had the bil placed on the calendar, since then have prepared another bill which I liki better, but this too has an unfavorabl< report from the same committee. It now a second reading on the calendar and I propose to substitute it for m; first. Is provides for a removal of th< board of control, and turn the dispen sarv over to one man to dispose of th< property in the dispensary, and instea< of paying a salary, he will get his coml per cent. I like this better than the first, because it, will stop the expense that is eating its way into the assets, and by it. there is a greater probability of getting rid of the stock more expedit iously, and the commissioner cannot get any pay from it until he sells. The fol lowing is the bill: A bill to provide for the creation of a Com mission to take charge and dispose of the stock of liquors and other property of the dispensary in Clarendon county. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina. Section 1. That immeciately upon the ap proval of teis Act the Covernor upon the recon mendation of the Clarendon delegation in the General Assembly. shall appoint one person who shall be a citizen of the County of Claren don. to be known as the County Dispensary Commissioner.who shall be required to enter in tobond in the sum of $5.0 in a surety company approved by the Clerk of, the Court of said county. Section 2. That the present Board of Control for said county is hereby required upon the presentation of his commission from the gov ernor, tnrn over to said commissioner all stock and :roods belongir r to the dispensary of Clar endon. takin- his re. . ipt therefor. Section 3. That said Commissioner is author ized and is hereby empowered to sell and dis pose of all property belonging to the said dis pensary in Clarendon county at. the earliest possible moment. upon such terms. and at such price as may be deemed most exprdient to him. Section 4. That the proceeds ar- sing from the sale and disposition of said stock and property shall be turned over to the county treasurer to be divided and applied as now required by law Sec 5. Thatthe said Commissioner shall before turning saiq monies into the treasury. pay -he just claims against said dispensary. and for his services as said Commissioner he shall receive a commission of three per cent. of ihe gross sales. Section 6. All Acts and parts of Acts intcon sistent with this Act is hereby repealed. Mr. Scarborough introduced a joint resolution in the House, having similar provisions as the above bill, with this difference. He confines the commission er to sell at a discount of not over 20 per cent, and limits the time to sell thirty days, and provides two per cent commission for his services. I cannot agree to a proposition that puts on a limitation, because the party to whom this property is entrusted should be such a man we can confide a discretion to do the best he can. and the fact of his depending upon a sale to get his own pay he will expedite matters. Limit him to a price, and if he fails to secure a purchaser at the price the stock hangs on, with the expense of rent and insurance going right on. It is my judgment that Mr. Scarborough should not press his joint resolution, as it can only bring on confusion and de feat both bills, laving the county with out relief. I shall try and dissuade him from his purpose to press his measure so that the solid delegation will approve . of my bill now pending. Messrs. Dingle and Green favor my bill. Mr. DuRant when before the commit tee expressed himself as favoring a bill introduced by Senator Wharton of Laurens, and the Wharton bill also has the approval of senator Otts, chairman of the Prohibition committee. The bill - does not mee'; with my approval at all. It is simply amending the Carey-Coth ran Act in only on particular, it strikes out the words "for cash, and inserts "to be paid for in ninety days, or to pur chasers ourside of the State, for cash." The following is the Wharton amend me-!t: - Section 35. In the event that a Dispensarv [ be established under the provisions of this Act in any county, and thereafter an election be - held hereunder, resulting in the disestablish x ment of the same. the County Dispensary Board in such couniy shall immediately close the dispensaries therein, dispose of the stock i on hahd to some other county dispensary board, to be paid for within ninety days, or to pur L chasers outside of this State, for cash, apply the proceeds thereof, with any other assets, to - the payment of outstanding obligations, and - divide the net proceeds as hereinbefore pro I vided for dispensary profits. f My objection is this; the law as it now I stands permits the sale to other county ' dispensaries, or to parties outside of the ) state for cash, and under this law our i board have failed to sell after making an industrious effort to sell, as well as I it could be done by mail. The legisla B ture cannot make another county buy Sour liquor, and the other county boards e are not disposed for various reasons, to ,invest, we cannot force Sumter to buy lour stock. Oh! say some, if our bid is t the lowest they must buy ours or it will -be known there is corruution. Not nec 2 essarily so. Whiskey under the law is t bought by a certain requirement. Be B fore purchasing the county board must - advertise for the kind and quantity of a liquor wanted and must buy at the low iest bid. Williamsburg advertises foi' [ whiskey, the Clarendon board find they - have nothing in stock advertised for, ) Florence advertises, and our board find Sit has one barrel of a brand Florence I wants, but it calls for fifty barrels, does it not stand to reason, the Florence t board will not consider a bid for one 3 barrel when it advertises for fifty? Then -again, Sumter advertises; the Claren B don board finds it has some of what f Sumter wants, but finds it has been bot tied and reduced by adulteration with - water. Will Sumter take it? There is 1 nothing to the Wharton amendment but -to keep the board of control drawing s pay, with absolutely no assurance of f ever selling the goods. I am opposed to - it, and since I have shown the Wharton B amendment as printed, to one of the B gentlemen who came to Columbia to r protest against my original bill, and - who at the committee meetinig expressed 7 his approval of the Wharton amend -ment, is now, since he sees and under .stands it, as much opposed to it as I am. I am not betraying any confidence when ,I say this gentleman is Mr. - Joseph 1Sprott, and he approves of my bill look ing to the appointment of a commission B er. No one will for a moment suspect -Mr. Sprott of being prompted by other B than the purest motives, he has read the Wharton amendment, and does not approve of it, he has read my bill and endorses it, as the quickest and best B route to relief junder the circumstanc 2 es. Mr. DuRant approves the Wharton 1 amendment. and thinks the liquor -should remain in the charge of te - board until disposed of instead of put - ting in the charge of one commissioner. I I will take my chances of my action -meeting with the people's approval by t pressing for relief through my bill s which has the approval of so good and sincere a man as Joseph Sprott is uni B versally known to be. t I attended the reception given by the f chamber of Commerce at the Columbia t Club last Wednesday. I drank punch - and champagne, enjoyed the occasion I very much and do not now feel any re 1 morse of conscience from it. The other B members of the delegation were there B also, but I was watching the sparkles in my own glass of wine, and had no time or inclination to observe their B movements. - The senate adjourned Friday after .noon until Tuesday night, this gave me -an opportunity to be home Saturday. I -have taken advantage of it by pushing C uu the county Supervisor to furnish me -with an accurate statement of ,the coun - tv's financial condition. The statements - heretofore furnished me are misleading - and if acted upon may cause the delega - tion to raise the tax levy unnecessarily high. I want facts as well as figures. Mr. - MFaddin is as anxious to furnish the - desired informaition, and in order that I .may get what I want and need, he has t secured the services of Mr. R. C. Wells - who will spend Saturday and Monday 1 to get up this information. t I shonld have stated that Messrs. J. H. Lesesne, Charlton DuRant and Jos. 5Sprott made speeches wvhen before the - committee. I defined my position, and declared my only purpose is to get the people of Clarendon out of a bad predic - ament at the least possible cost. I went 5 so far as to propose that I was willing i to destroy the liquor in the dispensary B if the money was raised to put the cost -of it into the county treasury, and I of -rdtostart the subscription with -100. 1Iwsin earnest, meant every word that I uttered. Mr. Spr-ott said he would sub scribe $100 also. Now 1 renew the prop osition if the people are opposed to sell ing their valuables to Sister Nancy, , then let them go down into their pock ets, pay in to the treasury the cost of the liquor, and I head the list with $100. - In this way the taxpavers do not have a loss forced upon them, and the over conscientious need not lie awake fight - ing remorse for having sold to a sister Scounty that which biteth like a serpent md stingeth like an adder. By paying For the stuff and spilling it out on the zround as proposed, not even the dis ,ensary heathens will charge us with 2olding tainted money. Cough up, shut ip, or let me alone. "A." Deafness Cannot be Cured >y localapplications, as they cannot reach the liseased portion of the ear. There is only one xay'to cure deafness, and that is by constitu ioal remedies. Deafness is caused by an in lamed condition or the mucous lining- of the Bustachian Tube. When this tube gets inflam ,d you have a rumbling sound or imperfect hear ng, and when it is entirely closed deafness is .he result, and unless the inflammation can be ,aken out and this tube restored to its normal ondition.hearirg will be destroyed forever: nine :ases out of ten are caused by catarrh. which is nothing but an inflamed condition of the mu -ous surfaces. We will give One Hunared Dollars for any zase of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that can not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for ,-irculars. free. F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, 0. Sold by druggists. ") Hall's Family Pills are the best. The killing of that Yeggman at Laurens last week was a sure means of putting a bad man out of business, but at what a fearful cost to the community! That po liceman's life was of untold value, and it is a pity it had to be for feited for the protection of the public. This one instance affords but slight indication of how much wickedness and crime costs the world. THE TIMES is not an apologist or defender of liquor selling per se, nor of liquor buying or liquor using. It does not approve of raising money by selling liquor for the purpose of building roads or paying official salaries. It sim ply recognizes an indisputable fact that Clarendon county has a liquor business on its hands and stands ready to aid in an honor able solution of the problem. Life at The Citadel. Editor The Manning Times: Perhaps there are some alumni of The Citadel in my county whc still have an interest in the worlk being done at this institution, and who would like very much to hear a word or two as to how things are moving along at theii alma mater. In looking through the register of our school we find not a few men from Clarendor who have already received theit diplomas, and have gone out in to the world to make a name foi themselves and for the school al which they received their train. ing. We cannot as yet speak frorx experience when we say it, bu we believe that a gradaate of z college has at all times the inter ests of his alma mater at hearl and stands ready to do anything that Will promote her standing He is also anxious to hear the re sult of a foot bal game, or somE oratical contest, because-the "col lege spirit", which he had when student is not yet dead. It is oum purpose to keep those in touci with. the school, and to inforn others as to what we are doing at the."West Point of the South.' :As tbe usual thing the life of cadet at any school is more or less monotonous. From reveille unti taps the routine of work each da3 is.much ttie same. Guard mount ing, recitations and'drill are dal3 occurrences with 'the exceptioz of Saturday and Siinday at suck a school. With all these."thing: a cadet is kept busy and finds onl3 a little time for recreation. The preliminary oratical con test to select a speaker to repre sent us in the state oratical con test held at Greenwood in May will soon be held. Those who are to speak in the preliminary con test are hard at work preparing their orations. Among the mem bers are W. S. Workman, '09: C P. Cornwell, '10; and C. M. Pil gram, '10. It will be remember ed that our representative las1 year come out third in the state contest. Our new superintendent, Col U. J. Bond, is up after a long at tack of typhoid fever, but he ha not yet taken the work of th academy again in hand. Durina his sickness Maj. St. James Oum. mings, the professor of English, has acted as superintendent. Mudh interest is being taker- it the track team at present. We have only an hour in the after noons to practice for such, bu1 several boys can be seen at tha1 time out on the square running jumping, vaulting, and othei things pertaining to a track team, Capt. Louis S. LeTellier, instruc tor in drawing, is coaching the squad. Some time in the nea2 future there will be a track mee1 between (The Citadel, Charlestor College, the city Y. M. C. A., Porter Military Academy, and probably the high school of thli city. We are confident of carry ing off many of the honors or that day as we have some good material. During the hour allow ed for practice, one of our best runners runs around Marior Square more tthan twenty times, a distance of about six miles. He has run a mile in less than six minutes. Our foot ball season has long since close. We made the best record last fall with the excep tion of the season of '06 that we have ever made. In 1906 we not only did not lose a game, but were not even scored against, one of the games was a tie, however. The past season the Carolina bunch was the only one to defeat us. Among those defeated by us were Charleston College, the Medical College and Mercer Un iversity of Georgia. In base ball we expect to be more successful this season than last. Christopher Matthews, man ager of the Charleston league team, has been secured as coach and it is believed that he will de velop a good team. We have some good material in the freshman class. Our glee club is busy now work ing up a minstrel which we pro pose to give at one of the thea toriums some night in the near future. The proceeds will go to the athnoletic association. The two literary societies have already elected their representa tives for the inter-collegiate de bate between this institution rand Charleston college. Mr. S. L. Rigby, '09, of Spartanburg, was elected by the Polytechnie socie ty, and Mr. W. S. Workman, '09, of Charleston, is the representa tive from the Calliopean. We lost in this debate last year, but so great is the rivalry between the two institutions that our men will put forth every effort to win in this one. Last Tuesday being Gen. Lee's birthday, the corps attended the memorial exercises given under the auspices of the U. D. C., at the German Artillery Hall that night. The address made by Mr. Robt. E. Lee, grandson of the distinguished general, surpassed anything we have ever heard up on the subject of the Southern Confederacy. President-elect Wm. H. Taft arrived inthe city Saturday, com ing here from Augusta. He left this morning on the U. S. cruiser North Carolina, for Panama. We saw Mr. Taft yesterday, but it was only at a distance. It was our good fortune to go aboard the cruiser, which was in the harbor Saturday and Sunday, and then get some idea as to the kind of life a sailor has to live. It was reported a short time ago that the corps of cadets would attend the inaugural exercises at Wash ington in March. The report was circulated by the boys and webe lieve it to be an erroneous one. . In conclusion I wish to say that the life of a cadet is by no means an easy one. He is ever busy at tending to military duties. Yet the milifary featare is an excel lent thing, and the longer our stay here, the more pleased are w. with it. A CLARENDON CADET. S. C. M. A., Charleston, S. C., January 25, 1909. Soldier Balks Death Plot. It seemed to J. A. Stone, a civil war veteran, of Kemp, Tex., that a plot ex isted between a desperate lung trouble and the grave to cause his death. "I contracted'a stubborn cold." he writes, "that developed a cough that stuck to me, in spite of all remedies, for years. My weight ran down to 130 pounds. Then I began to use Dr...King's New Discovery, which restored my health completely. I now weigh 178. pounds." For severe Cold, obstinate Coughs, Hem orrhages. Asthma, and to prevent Pneu I monia it's unrivaled. 50c. and $1.00 Trial bottle free. Guaranteed by Dr. W. E. Brown & Co., and J. E. Arant. Sardinia News. Editor The Manning times: After a month of beautiful weather we are having good and cold with thermometer 20 below freezing point most of the farm ers was ready to plant-corn, and didnot think they would bother about covering their tobacco beds, but when that breeze from the Arctic~ regions started in on Friday night tney was found hunting around for all the blankets they could spare from their own beds to protect their tobacco with. Mr. F. L. Collins and family has moved into the parsonage, (we have a.young minister from the Seminary to preach to us) I think though Mr. Collins will make us a good neighbor. Mr. Clacious McFaddin is im proving very very fast after an illness of several months, with typhc d fever. Mrs. J. H. Garland* has been quite sick but is improving. Mr. W. J. Mellsap has moved into his fine new house. We are hoping that Bill will not find it lonesome long in there. With a nice new house to back his good looks (?) up we don't see no reason why. Prof. Marsh of the New Zion Graded School, will deliver a lecture at the Sardinia Academy on Thursday evening at 8 p. m. Mr. R. .E. DuBose of the "Road" is spending a few days with relatives. Mr. Hugh McFaddin"at home" Friday evening from 8 to 1.1. Mr. Frank McFaddin cannot fully decide to farm this year until he can get "fix." Mr. Editor, there is being a great deal said about' the stock of whiskeyin the county dispen sary. I think the best solution to the problem would be to put on a special 30 days sale at -reduce prices and let the boys celebrate prohibition in Clarendon Co. and the county would get clear of the goods at a fair price, and no harm done. UNCLE PIKE. Boarse coughs and stuffy colds that may develop into pneumonia over night are quickly cured by Foley's Honey and Tar. and it soothes inflamed membran es, heals the lungs, and expels the cold from the system. W. E. Brown & Co. A Boy's Essay on Ducks. A schoolboy assigned to pre pare an essay on ducks, says the National Food Magazine, wrote: "The duck is a low. heavy-set bird composed mostly of meat and feathers. He is a mighty poor singer,, having a hoarse voice, caused by getting so many frogs in his neck. He likes the water and carries a toy balloon in his stomach to keep him from sink ing. The duck has only two legs and they are set so far back on his running gears by nature that they came pretty near missing his body. Some ducks when they get big have curls on their tails and are called drakes. Drakes don't have to set or hatch, but just go swimming and eat. If I was to be a duck I'd rather~ be a drake." Foley's Orino Laxative cures consti pation and liver trouble and makes the bowels healthy and regular. Orino is superior to pills and tablets as it does not~gripe or nauseate. Why take any RULE OF THE ROAD. A London Policeman Explained the 'Matter Very Clearly. "The first day in England," says an American traveler, "my heart jumped Into my throat several times. Biding on top of a bus, the driver would al-. ways turn toward the left when we were about to pass another vehicle, 4 and, although I knew that that was the English custom, I held on tight and got shivers anticipating a collision every time. One morning I stepped 4 up to a policeman at King's Cross to get my bearings, and, as he was dis posed to be talkative. I kept him com pany. "Among other things, I asked him whether there was any rule requiring pedestrians to keep to the left. No, he told me; it was only for the roadway 4 that the rule held. "I then asked him why it was that in England they always turned to the left, whereas in all other countries the rule was to turn to the right "'Oh, it's very important to keep to the left,' he said seriously. 'I knew it was very important to observe the 4 rule of the road, but why turn to the left? "'Well,' he said, T11 show you. Now ' you come here,' a'd he led me to the 4 middle of the roadway. 'You see,' he continued, 'how the traffic moves along the two sides of the road? "Yes, I saw, and a pretty sight it 4 was, too-a string of all sorts of con veyances coming toward us on our right and another moving away from us on the left as far as the eye could 4 see. "'Well, now'-and he was very im pressive-'suppose you were driving - along in the middle-here and another kerrige was coming the other w'y, and suppose you. turned to the right, don't you. see you would be getting In the w'y of all those vehicles? "Yes, I saw that. "'Well, that's why we always turn to the left.' "I learned afterward that the 'bobby' expected a tip for all the information he had given me."-Youth's Compan Ion. A ROYAL DESPOT. Wurttemberg Prince Who Sold His Subjects Like Cattle. Cruel and despotic were some of the petty princes who ruled the father land before the Napoleonic wars swept them away. Charles Eugene of Wurt temburg, born In 1728 died in 1793 and during his sixty-five years of life tonmented his parents, his wives and his subjects. His first consort, Fred ericka of Beyreuth, was worthy of him. When entering Wurttemberg soon after their marriage the girls threw masses of 'flowers in front of them. "What do those dogs want?' the princess asked her husband. They were always quarreling and never spoke to each 'other without snarling. The prince was always short of money and sold 6;000 of his subjects to Eng land to raise the wind. He took the poor wretches from the fields, clapped a uniform on them and sent them to their destination as if they were cattle. Once he called all the young men of a certain district before him and made the following speech: "My brave boys, do you want to go to fight In the ranks of the English heroes against the sav ages of the continent?' No reply was made for the moment Then a number of lhe youths stepped forward, and o0nef them said "We donot wantto be sold like sheep." The prince prompt ly gave orders for two 'of them to be seized, put against a wall and shot at once. Then while the blood was run ning from the mutilated bodies of the two unfortunates the prince by divine right said: "Run away. You see I do not want to impose my 'will on you. I think of your welfare like a father does of his children. You want to. fight, by the side of the valorous Eng lish." Ali consented. Schiller heard his father tell this story, and he himself related it In a scene of one of his plays. ________ Phil May's Drawings. The late Phil May was popularly supposed. to be the "lightning artist" par excellence of England. It:Is quite true that he could draw many wonder ful things "straight off'." But when a subject had been chosen for a Punch illustration many drawings were made from a model or models who first had to be discovered. By a process of se lection each drawing of , tesubject bore fewer lines.. When the drawing was published most of those who look ed at it thought that it had been done with a few rapid strokes of the pen, whereas it probably represented a week's hard 'work.-London News. Bank of England Watche. - When you enter the Bank of Eng land by any door four pairs of eyes watch you, though you are unaware of this fact. Situated close to the doors are hiding places in which are four guardlans of the bank. You can not see thema, but they can watch you with the aid of reflecting mirrors In which they can see your entrance and exit and evry movement from the time you enter the portals of wealth to the moment you leave them. H-er Version. Mr. Highbrow-It was Michelet, I believe, who observed that "woman Is the salt of' man's life." Miss Keen Quite true. Young men aren't half so fresh after-'they get married.-Boston Transcript. he History Revised.] TePrutessor-What was it defeat ed Leonidas at Thrtriopylae? The Bright StudeThe new rules. He 4 held the pais too long-Cleveland 6 Plain Dealer. ShilELD YOURSELF from loss by Fire. Dougt wait 'till af ter the Fire to, give thie matter your consideration; now is the time to think about it. FIRE INSURANCE POLICIES issured for very moderate rates. Reli ability is the foundation of all our busi ness dealings. FOR Dainty Desserts! English Walnuts. per pound.................................. 20c. Butternuts. fancy selected, per pound......................... 20e. Almonds, fancy soft-shell, per pound... .. .................. 25c. Peanuts, fancy N. C., per peck................................ 35c. Shredded Cocoanut, Extra fancy, per pound ... .............. 25c. Wine Flavored Gelatines, Assorted, pkg.................... 10c. Raspberry Syrup, Imported, per Quart Bottle. .............. 65e. Guava Syrup, per Quart Bottle...... .................. 50. Cranberry Sauce, per 2 pound Can...... ..................... 30c. Mince Meat, Atmore's, 2 pound Can.'........................ 30c. Fruit Cakes, National Biscuit Co.'s............$1.50 and 83.00 Grated and Sliced Pineapple, per Can ...............15c. and 25c. California Peaches. 3 pound Cans, .. ............20c., 25c. and 3c. K California Bartlett Pears, 3 pound Can.... ..................35c. California White Cherries, 3 pound *Can.................... 40c, California Black Cherries, 3 pound Can.. .................. . California; Egg Plums, 3 pound Can......... ...........30c. California Green Gage Plums, 3 pound .................... 306. See us on the Busy Block for "up-to-the minute" delicacies and dependable Staple. Groceries. Manning rocery This Space B ong .t. UHIRS BR ETIWAN FERTZ For All Crops and For iCrp. The Fertilizers that have been known For over forty years and profitably Used by two generations of farmers The Fertilizers that contain the Right materials and make your cropsgr. Etiwan Fertilizer Charleston, S. C. "Ask for Etiwan., .rne. .:Cementt 3hingles. Laths. Building Material Generally. Wagons, Buggies,Harne Car Horses and Mul rrived January 30th. BOOTH-KIRBY LIE STOCK CO.,1 SUMTER. S. C. BRING YOUR A J OB W OR KK TO THE TiMES OFFICE.