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ere in obedience
'o call of the Chairman, a
'of the Clarendon "Monument"
etv was held in the Coart House
,on the 14th ult.; and we sorely dep
recate the lack.of interest that was man
ifested, by the very small attendance.
Nearly a quarter of a century ago,
car country was convulsed from cen
tre to circumference, on account of
the many invasions of our vested
rights as a people, and the call "to
arms" met a response from every
quarter of the land. Old and young
laid aside the peaceful pursuits of life,
and rushed on to meet the foe, with a
courage, devotion and self denial, that
eclipsed the highest record of Spar
tan courage. Where are those heroes
to-day, who surrendered every endear
ment of home, and committed them
selves to the deadly perils of the bat
tIe-field? They sleep upon the sunny
plains of Texas, and in every State,
from this remote region, to the rocky
hill-sides of Pennsylvania. But, alas!
these martyr-patriots, whlen marching
up6n the guns of the enemy, andl
pouring out their blqod so freely,
could they have believed, ere their
bodies were resolved to earth again,
that a wave of oblivion would sweep
over every recollection of them ? Nay!
such a thought would not have been
entertained for a moment. And now,
what are the facts of the case ? The
chilling reception, with which this in
itial undertaking has met, speaks vol
umes on the subject.
Rouse up, countrymen and fellow
soldiers, to a sense of duty, and suffer
this burning stign... upon the fair es
cutcheon of Clarendon, to exist no
longer. Deep down within the inner
most recesses of the human heart,
their is a longing desire, a yearning to
b*e remembered after death; and sure
ly, not less so, when life has been laid
upon the altars of a Conmon Cause.
From the earliest ages, we have deeds
of virtue and valor, inscribed upon
monuments; and remot3 ages, nothing
left as a history but the monuments
themselves. Mankind after the dis
persion, have been tracked everywhere
in their wanderings, in this way.
Shall historic old Clarendon be lag-,
gard, late-one of the last to pay this
meager, tardy tribute to our fallen
brothers and fathers, sons and other
r kinmmn- in a common cause, if not in
Ladies of Cliarendon, will you not
take thisnmatter in hand? In all;
time, where any sentiment or emotion.
of the heart has needed stringing into
tuneful melody, it has always been,
from the fair touch of feminine love.
Bchool-girls, maid, matron-all, join I
in this noble work of snatching the
lichen and mosses of forgetfulness, fast
gathering upon deeds of valor, that'
once made the civilized world ring
with applause. Let all join hands, and
-let Clarendon have a monument, wor
thy of the cause in which they perish
The Edmunds resolutions being~ dis
posed of, the paramount question, now
before the Senate, is the considration
of the- measure introduced by Senator
Pratt, to abolish the present scret ex
ecutive sessions, of the Senate. A
wonderful feature about this custom
is, that it lias been allowed to stand
this length of time in a country of
people distinguished for their phe
nomenal curiosity. However, tihe peo
ple are awake now, all eyes are turned
towards the closed theatre, and the
curtain must up.
Senator Pratt made a strong argu
ment on the 13th, in support of his
resolutions. He planted himself on
Senator Sherman's statement that
"There ought to be no secrets what
ever, in this Government of ours, a
Government of the people." Refer
ring to the press as representing the
sentiment and wishes of the people,
he said, that out of 14,000 newspapers
in the country, fully 10,000 had de
clared for open sessions. The follow -
ing day Senator Butler declared him
self a friend of the resolutions in ai fore
able speech. The subject is steadly1
growing.in popularity, and every day
a champion arises, and in a g'ush of
rhetorie, declares himself for open ses
In the discussion in the Senate on
the admission of Washington Territo
ry, Mr. Eus~es urged that women
would become voters and law-makers.
To this Senator Beck jocosely replied,
"that there was no danger of the elec
tion of a female Senator, because no
woman would admit that she had
* reached the age which the Constitut
ion requires for admission to the
1u s for a mau's success 3
w -o much reputation. We
ceh admire Maj. John W. Dan
V Tirginia. His oration on Lee is
ie best production of its kind we
have read by an American. He en- I
tered the house with a name for
great oratory, but he is not destined
probably to come up to the measure
of expectation. A Northern corres
pondent writes his newspaper of his
first speech in the House:
"As for his speech yesterday I was
rather disappointed in it, and I think
it is much of a question as to whether
Mfr. Daniel will be a great Congres
sional debater. He makes a very
lowery speech, and delivers it like an
Mr. Daniel has shown himself on!
wo memorable occasions to be capa
ble of delivering splendid set ora
tions. But some men have reputa
'ions without this. They have fugle
men who are eternally blowing them.
md yet their perfornances amount i
.o nothing. Sophinoric rhetoric.
vith spread eagle figures, declaimed
n the stereotved style of collegiate
mpeech-makiulg pass current for elo
uence. Such men soon find their
proper level and it is not high.- Wil
THE COTTON PROSPECT.
Sumer Adrawe: It is now about 1
ime to plant cotton, and before it all
zets into the ground we feel it our*
iuty to give a final warning to the
planters of the country at large, and
f SUmter County in particular.
The prospect now for cotton, as far
is prices next season are concerned
s certainly anything else but encour- 1
Last year's Cotton crop will reach,
3,500,000 bales. - It is now April, and I
-he confidently expected advance in
he price of Cotton, over the figures
:f last Fall, has not taken place.
We will give a few fingures to show
Low the matter stands.
The cotton report of April 5, is as
Middling in Charleston S 7-Se. Re
3eipts at all the U. S. ports since Sept.
1st, 1885, 4,843,444 bales. Stock on
and 10,548 bales. Increase over last
year's receipts to date, 289,137 bales.
October futures in N. Y. 9 1-4c. No
vember futures in N. Y. 9 3-4c.
General condition of the market,
With this state of affairs with refer
ence to Cotton, existing so late in he
year as April, can any one see any
grounds upon which to rest a hope
that the price of Cotton will be any
higher, or even as high as it was in the
Fall of 1885, if there is any thing like
full crop made ? We confess we do1
Talking tothe Girls.
From Sam Jones' Sermon.
Tell me what your associations are,
young lady, and I will give you a
gimpse of your history. Is he an ex
guisite dancer? Does he wear perfect
pants? His hair parted elegantly in
the middle ? Does he clerk in a big I
astablishmnent at $30 a month and
pend $40 a month for board $:30 a,1
2onth for carriage hire, and $20 a !
nonth for theaters? Dges he convince
on that he has not a stingy bone in I
ais bod ?Do you think he is 'just i
2ice ? Where does he get his money ?!
am in love with these wool hat and<
ean pants boys. He starts at $30 a<
nouth, sticks to busines and the wool!:
lat till he gets L.000 a year, then getsi
o be junior partner, then senior part.
1er, and finally owns the whole block
vbere he does business. You styli sh.
drls do not like him. Well, .he likes1
~ou just about as well, for when hei
anted a wife he went back to his
~ountry home and nuarried plain Mary,
md for a few years it was love in a
~ottage, and no~w he has a residence
mn Michigan avenue. Girls, tie to
hese woo~l hat boys and they will take
ar of vou. A beautiful girl of this 2
~ity arrang~ed to attend a wine supper
ast week. When the nighlt came she i
~ent word, saying: 'I cannot go, m
eart has been touched at these mnee-1
ngs' Now she has brought three of
er associates here wi th her. What]
1 you want of wine suppers, Oh,
nothers? No matter what the devil i
nay owe you, if he sends you about
:hree drunken sons-in-law he will have
paid all the decbt and youi will receipt
nfull. Then, girls watchm these tem
sers. If a girl is ugly to her mother
he will make it warmn in her own
:ome if she ever has one.
A POJLITICAL CHLAT.
Bm:ERmor., S. C. ArraIT, 9, 1S86.
To my good frends of Clarendon
(i!2;TLEMEN :The pe ople slhould L.e
spt as quiet as p)ossible in every one
f the States: anid iniuential men
should use their best endeavors to
riig about perfect hairmour every-i
shere. I look with *'l'rm? at the rnres-1
ut attituade of the farmers of douth1
arolinam. Thoug h I with 1theni,,
2cart aind hund, as matters now stand, <
et I think the. fox and the serpent>
hould be disposed of in a brotherlv
am' rather~ thian in a wartyv tornado. I
Ie only sa.crule in the distribution
>2 stice is, that when we do err, let it
:hibe aaist thanm for one's own I
uterest. Wec should have that State
ride. State-reinment, and State-pa-i
:riotism in our bosonms, which would<
make us ashamed to hold public meet
ngs against our own fllow citizens.
X Demiocratic legislature is equal to
my emiergcec. O) let us have confi
lece in each other, and all will yet
be well! You all knowv that I am ats<
poor as any man, and yet none 0f1
youm have ever heard mec complain. I i
wan to see farmecrs, lawyers, doctors,
md everybody else prosp~erous, happy
md contented. It has with truth
been said: "A~ contented mind is an
ternal feast.'' Let there be no par-m
iality any where. Are we not broth
ers of the same State and Country !
Surely we can settle our ditferences,
-itorut buffetting with the waves or t
nuch patriotism think you has that
Lan, who would wish a farmer or a
mechanic to go to the legislature, who
.s notoriously incomipetent to attend
-o the business? Why he has about as
nuch as he who prefers a doctor or a
awyer, in1preference to one who is
superior in every particular. Both
ire governed by prejudice rather than
by patriotism. He who allows him
lf sent to the legislature, knowing
that lie is unfit to legislate, has just
such patriotism as I would not wish
to have. I want competent men to
legislate for me, whether they be law
yers, farmers, doctors, or mechanics.
Very large majorities should only rule,
when they follow the "rule of right."
But is there not some doubt about
their following that "rule," should they
send men to the legislature, inflamed
igainst minorities, by excited public
meetings and speakers? Let us, my
friends, be cali, cool, deliberate and
quiet, in the whole course of our pub
ic conduct. No matter how just the
ause of complaint may be, 0 let us
aot blaze it.to the world by holding
public meetings, that South Caroli
aians are warring against each other!
Fle mule of 1876 represented the
Democratic party of South Carolina,
mnd has been well cared for ever since
:hat time, by such men as Hampton,
Butler, and other honorable gentle
:nen. But the one recently brought
:o our good old State, is quite a differ
ant animal. This mule, (unlike the
Flaipton and Butler mule) is un
*riendlv to foes and friends alike.
Fhough it is impossible for any pow
er on earth to seriously divide the
Democratic party of this State, yet
:his mule will be sure to create dissat
sfaction enough to make the best of
riends the most bitter enemies. A
nule that will kick at or throw down
I good Democrat, merely because he
s a professional man, will be sure to
lo the same to those who caress and
aandle him. The Hampton and But
er mule would scarcely keep company
with so dangerous an animal. I tell
you, to govern a State is no school
boy's play. Hobbies are dangerous
things. If not fearlessly met in time,
their mischief might be incalculable.
[f we get too much in the habit of
inding fault, where will it end? If
mathematics and natural science, as
taught in the South Carolina College,
are insufficient to equip any one for
farming, then I am sure,, such superi
or advanutages could not be improved
upon by an agricultural college. Why
waste the money on a mere experi
ment, when we have a college which
Can prepare boys for any business in
life. It seems to me, that State-pride
and -State-patriotism, would rebel
3gainst any such a step, independent
of public economy. The mischievous
and unjust (I fear selfish also) oppo
ition to our State College, amounts to
"I do not like you, uncle Fel,
The reason why, I cannot tell."
No nation can thoroughly educate
her peop~le, without "grinding them to
powder" by the most insufferable tax
ition. That the Educational Depart
mnent of the State has done even. more
than its whole duty, I have not the
nightest doubt. Honorable men nev
3r fail to make faithful public ser
rants. I would most respectfully re
nind gentlemen (from wvhom I differ
~vith munch reluctance) that our good1
>ld State, when wrested from hands
>f Radicalismi, by Hampton, Butler,
mnd others, was nothing more than "a
Jag of bones." O) let us be grateful!
?he greatest mischief done to the
state since the days of carpet-bag
nen, has been broughmt about, Ithink,
>eeause we did not expel from among
is, the fox and the serpent which
:hey had left behind them. "0 how
.his ought to shame us.!"
A perfect knowledge of human na
:ure ought to have informed us, that
he lien and percentage laws would do
ust what they have done. They were
loubtless intended as accommodating
aws. But in their accommodation,
urked the serpent and the fox. There
tre few men indeed, who have any
nerey whatever, when they transact
>usincss in the name of the law.
3armers, merchants, lawyers, doctors
-all have felt the ruinous effects of
hese mischievous laws. None have
ascape)d except a few econonfleal men.
We have in fact, nto expert ones. The
sum of millions is the only just stand
~rd of a skillful businoss financier.
B~ut as there are more farmers in this
State than any other class of men, they
lare been (taken as a whole) the great
ast sutierers. What is the Remedy?
Why the history of the past will inform
as, th-at -an untrammeled credit sys
em, ls the only thing that can possi
b~ly)put an end to this, "man's inhu
mauity to man." What was called
the prov isional government" of South
Crolina, cannot be held responsible
or aning n, either good or bad, as
he~ St ate (I may add the whole coun
rv-) was more or less demnorolized at
:at timec by the results of "-the war
eLtwen the States." Responsibility
~an only be dated from carpet-bag~
:ule, as far as our State is concerned,
as its State-acts wer-e entirel;' free
~romi either 4irect or indirect duress.
[ cannot think any or-ganized body of~
nen can be so well tr-usted with the
people's rights as a legislature. It
vill be sure to take better care of the
ights of all, than mere irresponsible
>rganizatiions, wvhich are not at all
unenable for their actions to the
vhole people. We cannot appreci
te too much, the assistance we should
:ender to the Democratic party in its
iour of need. Intentions may be cv
r so pure and conscientious, premis
~s built thereon conferring privilege,
nay lead to the most ruiuous conse
luences, wh~eni placed in the hands of
Aose wvho would abuse said privilege.
3od knows I vener-ate my State, and
espect her G4overnor-, Legislature and
State officers. Of course no one ought
~o be offended with me for advocat
ng the rights of the people as a whole,
~vith truth in one hand and justice in
he other. We have so few economi
i enfinacer that it is extremely un
safe, indeed, to turn loose the rule of
privilege upon the people. Think you,1
their outlay for supplies, (unaided by'
this dangerous rule) could possibly
have put them in the condition they
are ? I cannot think so. Something
ought to be speedily done in the spir
it of justice. But the legislature alone
ought to do it. Yes, and I verily be
lieve, that our legislature will leave
no room for complaints when it meets
again. I prefer our present legislat
ors at our next election, and hope the
State will return every man of them.
JoHN L. EASTERLING.
J. G. DINKINS & CO.
have re-established themselves at their
old stand, and are now prepared to
supply the people of Clarendon with
SQTI(CTLY P URL E
DRUGS and MEDICINES.
at the Lowes t Possible prices.
TOoTH AND HAIr BRSIHES,
FINE ToIur SoAPs,
Etc., Etc. -
A full and select stock of all the
Patent and Non-Secret Medicines,
constantly on hand.
An elegant assortment of fine
Cigars and Tobacco.
Physicians Prescriptions carefully
compounded by day or night.
J. G. DINKINS & CO.,
Druggists and Pharmacists,
Dec30 Manning, S. C.
MRS, A. EDWARDS
OPPOSITE COURT HOUSE,
Manning, S. C.,
Fresh Fruits,. Vegetables, Nuts, &c., on
hand and arriving daily.
My Bakery Depart
Complete with bread and pastry.
COME AND SEE ME AND BE CON
vinced that my prices are low and that I
cannot be undersold.
G_:OCEB S T1
Both light and heavy and always fresh.
;Z Canned Goods in endless variety.
Country trade solicited.
I thank my friends and patrons for past
tavors and ask a continuance of same.
.ar- llemnember the place opposite Court.
house. Dec 17
G. ALLEN HUGGINS, JR.,
ga Office on Street South of Court
JOHN S. WILSON,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
J. E. SCOTT,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
E. W. MOISE, Sumter, S. C.
G- ALLE Hvrssa Manning, S. C.
A. Lv, Manning. S. C.
MOISE, HUGGINS & LEVI,
AIUONEYS AT LAW,
Manning, S. C.
. F. B. HATNsswon'TH, Sun-ter, S. C.
. S. DissIss, MAN'xis(, S. C.
UAYNSWURTK & DINKINS,
ATT(.RNEYS AT LAW.
Manniing, S. C.
F. N. Wilson,
MANNING, S. C.
J. C. H. Claussen & Co.,
Steam Bakery and Candy IFactorY,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Wholesale Grocers and
CHARLESTON, S. C. I
I have established myself in the
shop lately occupied by Julius T. Ed
wards, and am prepared to
Dress and Cut Hair
Ajttr Ute Id/~s sliles,
.Atso SHrAvr~a AND
Ladies' and Children's hair cutting,
a specialty. I
ROBERT T. McCANTz.
Wulberni & Pieper
AND DEALERS IN Ec
Provisions, Liquors, Tobacco, Ec
167& 169 anfa( Chrlson, ?. C.
9r- The Spinhg, the beautilul Spring. has cone
With its gladdeniiim iinishine and with it. the
Cheap and Elegant Spring Stock of Goods,
now in Store by
to aid in making people happy. Every effort has
been put forth by me. to secure for my customers.
the BEST AND CuEAP.sT GOODS FOR THE LEAsT
Goods Low and of the Best Quality.
Clerks plentiful and ready to Demonstrate what
I here assert. that. nowhere cgn von get the LAT
EST LEADINo NowyuriEs in the Dry Goods line, so
low; and ini Groceries I defy all competition!
geCome, see. an( be convinced.
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MP W H I S K E Y ,4
Eight Years Old.
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FOR SALE ONLY BY
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The Brown Cotton Gin Co.,
NEW LONDON, Conn.
Manufacturers of the Old
Reliable Brown Cotton Gins,
Feeders, and Condensers. All
the very latest improvements:
two brush belts, steel bearings,
improved roll box, atent whip
. RWN aMNSUN per, extra strong buh. -New
se0O perfected Feeder, enlarged dust
Strong, durable and simple
in construction. Gins fast, runs
light, and cleans the seed per
Send for Circular and Price
L & B. 8. . H,6.
0.251 King St,
CHir.aMTON, S. C.
I ri i ~1a3~B. Wathes, Jew;elry, Silver and Silver
rga s. plated ware.
To be closed out regardless 1, Special attention paid toWatch
)f cost. Our Annual Closing repaing. Jan 13.
Dut Sale, Preparatory to In
ventory. Listen to the Sto- ~~hn ae o
Stock taking is the time for*Ns22,28ad30MeigS,
Bargains. Then we clear out CH LETNS..
~enerally, and start new. 200
P'ianos and Organs too many WoeaeD AR
n hand. Must part with them.MetnDugsos13&13
Some used a few months on-Dalr seeCretoSc.
.: SOlne a year or so; soe nde oetcCeiclGasae
ive years; sonme ten years. SpcsBrheEenilOsu
All in prime order, and many Gos HWCSS falszs
>f them Repolished, Renovated,analariessalyfndna
etngand made nice as new. FrtcasDu os.Pie o
Each and all are real bar
ains, such as comes along but Grn
>nee a year. Sror (hsH buys ~E~a
~heapest. but we give very easy H T L
:erms, if needed.CO MBA S. .
WaiurrE for CLoSTNG OUT C .FS H R rp
MAEE CInUULARs, and 3MENT10N
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Theknfe utin ee. nins ard Prtats, ewlrtoglvr ands Siler
platedlag. 20OO tc ware. s, tc
:ob eaie tWIOEAE us Oldpcitre iopideoWac
repamng.at.Seheeprce:J an are.
5c.: 1 keysMc~cahantopat.2s;1&sto.
crew, $.75 NikelRim 12scrws,$i GodsT Notion,Cotig
;,uae. 24 screwNs.522Auctio and 230isio MetingtSt.,
VH~J wt cmpet utitbW oLesale DrugistENo.13&13
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rnc.:C ike s a 90e . o t1.a5; s utop , falsok f ri I a hn.
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erews, &275 BaeNoth uickHoRim , 12 screws, $3:
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ImPORTER AND DEALER IN
.Foreign and Domestic Fruit,
Apples, Oranges, Bananas,. Cocoa
nuts, Lemons. Pineapples, Potatoes,
Onions, Peanuts, Cabbages &c.
S, E. Corner Meeting & Market Sis,
Charleston, S. C.
D. BENTSCHNER & CO.
Furnishing Goods and Hats
FOR ME_, YO UTIIS AXD BOYS,
230 King Street,
CHA4RLESTOX, S. C.
Having made arrangements with
the best distilleries, I am now pre
pared to furnish my customers with
My stock is now complete with the
choicest brands of
I have in stock a magnificent line
of Cigars and Tobacco in which
I defy competition.
I Liquor. for Medicinal pur
poses a specalty.
I also take pleasure in introducing
the Kurnitz kie's celebrated Wire
Grass Bitters; also the Carolina
Ginger Tonic. These Bitters and
Tonics are noted for their medicinal
My Pool and Billiard tables
ARE NEw A FsT-crAss.
Thanking the public for past pat
ronage and soliciting a continuance
of same, I remain,
S. WOLKOVISKTE Ac.
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