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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 1888.
S. A. NETTLES, Editor.
THAT PENSION LAW.
We have received two communica
tions concerning a recent editorial
on the pension law. One of them we
publish elsewhere. The other writ
ten by "One Legged Confederate
Soldier," of Bethlehem, is so unintelli
gible that we cannot tell whether he
favors or opposes what we said. We
must ask him to get some friend
who is better versed in the English
language. to write his communica
tions, so that we can understand what
he wishes to say, and we will then
publish his article with pleasure.
The editorial as written expresses
our sentiments exactly. We do not
know who Mr. Edwards is, but we
hope he is not a member of that class
he attempts to defend,"lazy, idle, shift
less men, immoral in their character,
unwilling to work, loafing around the
-country, -accumulating no property,
going in debt where they can, and
Mever paying a debt when they can
avoid it." That is the class we said
would come largely under the benefit
of the pension law as it stands, and
the class that least deserves it. Of
course we do not mean that every
individual will embrace all these evil
qualities, but we refer to those to
whom most or any of these epithets
are applicable. We said substantial
.y, since the State could not pension
AE who so gallantly fought and bled
for their loved State, then penson the
few, very few, in each county, who are
reay unable to earn a support. We
said that because a man by hard
':pork accummulated some little prop
erty, five hundred or even a thousan.d
:ollars, was no reason why he should
get nothing. Not infrequently such
.A man is most worthy of assisance.
A .large family dependent on him
may make him much morA worthy
i f help than some other man who
Not very long ago we were talking
with a number of gentlemen about
pension law, and the impractica
bity of the State paying a pension
to all who would come under this
;lkr Some one suggested that, as a
I :dabove all other claimants, the
wdows of the soldiers should receive
Ent .attention. Every one in the
S id, with the exception of a one
=g'ed Confederate soldier, agreed
his sentiment. He said pen
= .ffoa he wounded soldiers frst, then
the residue go to the widow ! This
YnohbeLsentiment was hissed down
every man Who heard it. And
are the conditions of this sol
s Ier 2: A man with one leg left on
z' ebattlefield of Virginia, but him
; jfget in the vigor of life, no family
_ or-person dependent on him, and in
xiod~ health, and a tolerably fair
Seducation. We have no hesitation in
sying such a person is not as deserv
Smg of help as some poor widow wo
emn, who lost her stay and support
fiwen cher husband fell on the field,
ith his face to the foe. If the State
werre able we would say give liberally
Ievery Confederate soldier and de
t of that soldier ; but since the
isnot able, we say it seems
e~d that not in~frequently the most
-deserving should be left without as
WJP G IH THE PENITEN~TfARY.
SThe sAbbeville Press and Banner
Ye stweek stated that reports were in
Mn n@to the~ffect that a young
_oman its the penitentiary, who
2]Ind violated some slight pnison rule,
K acbeen tied, stripped, and beat, by
Mgeitntiryofficer. The newspa
prmnof Columbia immiediately in
vestigated the report, and found the
i mor totally unfounded. There are
only two white women in the peniten
.Belle Hutchins, from Walhal
la er for arson, and May
Robnso, fom herwthree years
feradultery. These two women were
-inerviewed privately by the report
rs and they said they had never
been, whipped, nor had they known of
Rany other white woman who had been
whipped. One of them said she knew
-.of some colored women who had been
whipped, but in their opinion they
-deserved it No whipping of women
~had been done lately. Captain Sligrh
s tated that women were seldom whip
ped, and never stripped to be whip
ped,but the lash was pus on them
-over their clothes. The instrument
'used for whipping is a narrow strap,
eighteen inches long and three-fourths
of an inch wide, attached to a handle
twelve inches long. The male prison
era are whipped with a similar strap,
enybroader, and they are stripped
t the waist, the lash being put on
their bare shoulders. Fifteen lashes
is a maximum punishment, but gen
erally only five or ten lashes are giv
en. When asked how many mnal
convicts on an average were whipped
each year or month, the Captain could
not say, but said the number was
kg That the penitentiary was like
-Wjvaool of very bad boys and
ever day' re was the necessity foi
the. infliction of this species of pun.
ishment on some of the inmates. He
added that none were abused, .o]
whipped safficiently to in any way in
jure them, and repeated his first state
-ment that the prison officers hat
noting to conceaL. What they did
-they did under the law, in a prope:
and legal way, and only did it whe2
it was eesay
-The newspaper reporters seem sat
:isfied that no undue punishment is in
flicted. As far as our informatioi
goes, the convicts who are kept in the
pententiary are treated very humane
Ibut those leased out to phosphat<
.a ruailoa compuics are sometimes
if not generally, made to realize that
this world is not always a paradise of
The South Carolina C7hiuainquan for
February is on our table. it is de
cidedly the best issue that has appear
ed. It contains a cabinet size por
trait of Ex-Gov. Hugh S. Thompson
(who for four years was superintend
ent of education of this State, and
who is now assistant secretary of the
U. S. treasury), and an interesting
sketch of his life; an extract from a
letter witten by Miss Mattie McLeod,
recently of Bennettsville, now of *ex
is; an historical sketch of Fayette
ville, N. C..; a Southern poetess; hints
to teachers; a continued story, and
>ther interesting matter. (hautauquan
is winning a popular place in the
state, and is being widely circulated.
The subscription price is only $1.00
i year. A sample copy will be sent
for ten cents. Send for a sample
:opy. Address Uhautlauquan, Ben
aettsville, S. C.
Charleston has had a pop call of
sixty five minutes from the President
md his wife. They went last week
o the opening of the Florida Sub
Tropical Exposition, and on their re
urn last Saturday morning were pre
vailed on to stop an hour in Charles
Eon. The entire city presented a gala
appearance, and everybody turned
cut to see the President and his wife.
They held no formal reception at all,
and no speech was made by any one.
The hour was spent in driving over
the city, Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland rid
ing in the handsomest open carriage
in the city, drawn by four beautiful
Miss Emma Abbot, who last wek
entertained Charleston with her sing
ing in the theatre, visited the Citadel
Square Baptist Chu'n last Sunday,
and entranced and captivated the
congregation by her singing. After
the ervice she, by special request,
ang "Nearer, my God, to Thee."
Charleston was charmed with Miss
According to a census recently
made by a private firm in Charleston,
that city now has 62,357 inhabitants.
Fresh and Genuine Garden Seeds
and Onion Sets at Dinkins & Co.'s.
Just Received ! Fresh and Genu
ine Garden Seeds and Onion Sets at
Dinkins & Co.'s Drug Store.
All kinds of law blanks-titles,
mortgages, bonds, bills of sale, liens,
etc., for sale at the Tags office.
A great railroad strike is in progress in
Ilinois and other Western States. imost all
trofic is suspended, and the public is great
ly inconvenienced thereby. The strike in
cludes about six thousand miles of railroad,
and will involve about fifteen thousand
H. A. LOWRY, Agi.,
CHEAP CASH STORE,
Manning, S. C,
Fancy and Heavy Groceries, Can
ned Goods, Confectioneries,
Tobacco ag as
I take no liens, but sell my goods
Cheap for Casn.
Win. Burmnester & Co.
HAY AND GRAIN,
Red Rust Proof Oats, a Spe
Opposite Kerr's Wharf,
CHARTESTON S. C.
A. Mc Cobb, Jr.,
General Commission Merchant,
Leme, Cement, Plaster Paris, Hair, Fire
Bricks, and Fire Clay, Land Plaster
and Eastern Hay. J7' Agent for
WHITE'S ENGLISH PORTLANI:
CE M1E N T.
198 East Bay, Charleston, S. C.
McGahan, Bron & Evans,
Dry Goods, Boots, Shoes, an~
Nos. 224, 226 and 228 Meeting St
JOSEPH F, RHAE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
3IANNNG, S. C.
Valuable H~orida Land for Sale.
I give notice, that I am agent for th
iLand Department of the Florida Southeri
[alway Company, whicn owns larg
bodies of valuable and choice lands in vt
Arios parts of the State of Florida, now o:
Ithe market in quantities to suit purchasern
Any information wanted concerning thes
lands een be obtained by applying to the ur
derined.. JOSEPH F. RHAMIE,
I )Ianning, S. C.
HEADQUARTERS FOR CHEAP GOODS.
Bogin's Old Stand, - - - - - - - - Sumter, S. C.
GREETING TO CLARENDON.
I MEAN BUSINESS!
I am now Selling Goods at Hard-pan Prices.
Call and Be Convinced.
BARCAINS IN EVERY LINE! a
I Sell You Special Bargains in Every Departuient, Such as
iosierv, Gloves, Corsets, Ladies' Goods, Ham
berg Edgings and Laces, Flouncing, etc.. Shoes
and Boots, Geuts' Furnishing Goods, and Cloth
ing in the Latest Styles.
I Have on Hand a Full Line of
STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES
which will be sold at the Lowest Prices. Call
once and you will call again,
Especial attention paid to Trimmings in the lat
est styles. Samples sent by mail on application.
My Clarendon friends may feel assured, that a
warm reception and kind and courteous attention
awaits them at my store. It will be to your in
terest to get my prices before buying elsewhere.
Bogin's Old Stand, Sumter, S. C.
Buy the ertilhzers of the old and reliabe -
J. L. David & Bro., Wando Phosphate Co.,
. of Charleston, S. C.,
Men, Boys' and Childrenus'1 m~?'or ~e temm
For Sale by
OU TFI T TE R S, Mo~ LEI, aning, s.c.
279 A-ND281 ErsG S-rEET, - -CumaN, S. C. The Camueron & Barkley Gompany.
ESTABLISHED 1844.COMSIN ECH TS
Charleston Iron W orks, Mls ta nieGitMls
Manufacturers and Dealers mn - hlsWgn n atOdHcoyWgnCto rseOlRbe
arine Stationar and Portable Engines and Eoilers, Saw adLahrBlig
ill Machiner, Cotton Presses, Gins, Railroad, Steafl eGaatete oetnre-rce n siae herul unse
oat, Machinists', Engineers' and Mill Su~pphes.onapctin
M~rRepairs executed with promptness and Dipth &ulfa- price li.MEIN TEE, - - HRLSO,..c
East Bay, Cor. Pritchard St., T x UNIrR!FRI~
Charleston, S. C.__
an13 lyr.OFIEOCONYADTR WE IflI[
. J. PELZER, President. F. S. RODGER~S, Tireasurel h olwn c spulse nsAIIT
Atlantic Phosphate Cornpany, acodnewtScin3:.Esbihen
of Charleton, S. C.AnAttAloUnmredLdsI0adWk.
Dealeros inc 1875ay Stembostead Ei neer' Suples9 B r6 ro,1te6 ,Sa
~e~zr, ~ge~S , Srrro 1.Be t eo nd eeaterBlig
Wenrauearan e e the owes t a rke tPrihe an d Esiate STheeTlyFunse
BROWN'S ~THARF G EE -ra A S TR EETl , - yte uhrt -- --~ FHALEO N,. O
Alo -NING, . ., Februichare not 1888 I
Tefo llo wingsal at isy tuebeis he in MAL 1 M . C.0T
accrd ncFwehreciol3i"zstblsh en
__________________ An1t yo Octow,1 , eUrnoed toandsrit for WPric s.
~~ E~MNUFAC URERS ~ N CoFt wh itor ave ntbeenion the adx-__________________
-f.e-etl- Ier ana . I moter o bek ine s 7 h toeby iscted t h-ss
T S., .saero and it en ate t byo the dupliate KI G TR E
G~1iralsAlen1SSan wHouse simRpeetaties of th y ear
BRO N ,rARFc--. S11AcrETONN.2.-Thne a t seby asulndsb the auy atUPE astonihigl
WHOLSAL E dele ian ins, iquor beaind oSpply b e tuhr and the i tor otaain po t AdOfen-Wr oms35Kn
-ins n hepbiegnealtwhanefehsor r n ch nis da fOtbr, 8 aencd t eet,
f eriizr . 18fATBAoALSTN *0 tta of Oto, .shall n ie be assestecALsON .C
-- - - - - - an chage wit t he simpe taxe ofte WAU A riE rS Prices.
o to fical year commencing rNotvey ,
tothe is a of Na mni, 187 and th We are selling our Fertilizer at the follow
first day of November, 1885. ing 10o.v prices :
, Szc-rIOs 3.-That as soon as practicable Wilcox, Gibbs & Co.'s Manipulated Guano,
after the passage ot this Act, the Comptroll- less than 10 tons, per ton, $25.00; ten tons1
An extra reline grade of er Genel is directed torfurnish a copy df and upwrs tn, 22.e50. ht,1s
OT TON SI EDI OILI. smeeachoheCutyapes onc upaper to,14*0.20**
a week for three months during the year dExcellent Georgia Standard Guano, less
Made Ex iressly for Cooking Purposes. 1S88, and for the same periodi of time dur- than 10 tons, per ton, $22.50; ten tons and
This is a pure Vegetable Oil, better, Jcaper, and far healthier than Lard. Adapted to in sya 1189; and the cost of such pub- upwr. pere to or temba
dLcui ary usesyurgocrcan. upl yu snntrer, upon the order of the County Conm- at Charleston, free of Drayage.
Be sure and get LADN.I orgoe antspl osn omissioners, out of the ordinary county tax English Acid Phosphate.
WVILLIAM M.BIRD &CO., 1edeebr1,18.Otte00da
EatBydC uberl n s tret c.1. J. ]3RADHAM, Nova scotia Land Plaster,
CHALENON s.C.Auditor Clarendon County. Peruvian Guano.
- ~i JmoN JsrnT~~Iso~JA Ri. JoNSoN Coton See ele
W2 osoJsP HMsN As' ' CH ARLESTON and Fertihzer supplies generally; all best
W motrs n. nA alr et J o ns n & C oLL I .' l STEA DYE WO KS C""mu'iicate*withus efoebuying else
[motesadhelrsiar-f]1*~ t and Epot a t g L 326 KING S-rnEEE, where
LCO ren treB an iad Sot eEast Bayp.w) u Ctom Side, - - Near George THE WIL.COX & GIBBS GUANO CO
Meeting Street, near Market, - Hose . .. Charlestofl, S. C, Work Delivered Free of Charge. 138 East Bay. Charleston, S. C.
ames Allan & Co.
'he place to get reliable goods
Watches, Jewelry, Silver
ware, Clocks, Siiver
cles, and Eye-glasses.
pecial attention is called to our stock of
Watches in Gold and Silver and Nikel
Pest Goods at Lowest Prices.
Silver Double Case Watches, $7.50, $10.00,
id $15. up to the finest railroad time piece
Ladies' Gold Watches $30, $40, and S4
A fine stock of Surveyors and Draghts
en's tools and material.
7O Watches and Jewelry carefully re.
JA MES ALLAN & CO.,
285 K~rG STriEr,
[SIGN OF DRIUM CLOCK.]
CHARLESTON, S. C.
any Rose, Burbanks, Goodrich,
>irect Importations; Guaranteed Pur
est on the Market.
HENRY BAYER & SON,
Charleston, S. C.
DRUGGISTS and COUNTRY mercbant
pplied with the EEST GOODS, at the LowEST
Dr . H BAER,
Vholesale Druggist, Nos. 131 & 133
Meeting street, Charlesto , S. C.
R ICE BEER! RICE BEER?
We are the sole n nnfacturers of this de
cious and healthy beverage, which after
aving been analyzed by all the eminent
hemists in Atlanta, Ga., during "Prohibi
ion" and after the most searching scrutiny
)r traces of alchohol, was allowed to be sold
ree of State and city license, and so also
iore recently after further analyzing in Flor
da. It fills a long felt want for a stimulant of
nd apetizer th :t is not intoxicating; pleas
nt to the taste, contains nourishment and
pecially suited for persons of weak and del
:te constitutions. Ithas the taste!of lager
peer of the finest flavor; besides, to and to
A purity and medicinal qualities, is special
7 made of our celebrated world renowned
rifinal Artardan well water. Put up in -
ases of one dozen pints at $1 25 per dozen;
ive dozen at S1 per dozen, and in casks of~
en dozen each at 90 cents per dozen. Cash
aust accompany each order. Copyrighted
nd patent applied for.
We have no Agents, and none genuine
inless ordered direct from
CRAMER & KERSTEN,
Steam Soda and Mineral Water Works.
Charleston, 8. C., U. S. A.
CHARLESTON, S. C.
irst Class in all its Appointments,
upplied with all Modern Improvements
Excellent (Cnismue, Large Airy Rooms,
Otis Passenger Elevator, Elec
tric Bells and Lights, Heat
RA TES, $2.00, $250, AND $3.00.
ooms Reserved by Mail or Tiegraphe
[0 The People of Clarendon:
I am the Agent for the Cel
REVOLING HEA D
PR A TT GIN
agAll this machinery is direct
'rom the factory and will be sold at.
he Factory Prices. It will be
o the advantage of purchasers to call
m me before buying.
W, SCOTT HAR YIN,
MANNING, S. C
Feb. 16, 1887.
LUCAS, RICHARDSON.& C.,
Stationers and Printers,
CHARLESTON, S. C.,
b~ote, Letter, Cap, Journal, Papers Eyelets,
Shears, Rulers, and a variety of Ink
stands, Wrapping Paper and Pa