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THE MANNING TIES.
r.nn -In g, B. C
S. A. NETTLES, Editor.
WEDNESDAY, Sepiember 26, !888,
The Judicial Dead!cck.
The delegates to the judical con
vention of this circuit have met twice,
remained in session several days each
time, cast in all 439 ballots, and ad
journed a second time without any
change in the first ballot, the an
nouncement of the result each time
having been monotonously the same:
W lson 12; Dargan 10; Gilland 8.
The delegates, each of them, are of
course honest in their action, and
have done what they conceived
to be their duty; but the people in
this circuit and throughout the State
look on any such persistent person
al action, any.such apparently selfish
voting, as unworthy the Democratic
party, and calculated to do harm.
Only one candidate can be elected,
and while we think they should elect,
orshould have elected, one of the three
candidates, yet if such cannot be
done, or could not be done, without
so long and probably damaging ef
fects, it would have been better to
have dropped all three of the candi
dates, and to have selected some
fourth man on whom all could have
agreed. It does not look well, and is
calculated to do great harm, this un
seemly scramble for office.
We do not propose, in this article,
entering into a discussion of the mer
its of any one of the three candidates;
but we assert, and we believe it is the
sentiment of three fourths of the peo
-p that the convention should have,
before now, made a nomination. The
delegates should bear in mind that it
is undemocratic in principle to at
tempt to promulgate, as it were, a
bull that all goodness is centered in
If when the convention meets
next week no nomination is made
in a reasonable time, we think it
advisable that the convention agree
to leave the matter to the people, and
then let the Executive Committee at
once order a primary election.
Why Wear Mourning ?
We do not by any means wish to
be thought as speaking lightly or
flippantly, or regardless of the feel
ings of others, but in all honesty of
purpose, and for information, we ask
why people wear mourning. Person
ally we do not approve of it; we
think it a useless, a meaningless, and,
in many cases, an injurious custom.
Is it a badge of sadness and sorrow?
Sometimes, yes frequently, it is; but
oftimes again the gayest and liveliest
in a crowd is in the habiliments of
grief. Is it to proclaim to the world
that the heart is sore? The sensitive
and refined feelings revolt at this
idea Is it a badge of respect and
homor to the dead? Then with our
-w ensomething lighter, less expen
uive, and less damaging to health,
could be used.
Why should there be grades in
mourning ? deep mourning, half
mourning, etc. Is the feeling, the
love, the respect of those who do not
wear mourning less than that of those
who do? Is it right that the poor,
who can scarcely keep body and soul
together, should go to the expense of
buying mourning goods ?.
We ask these questions, hoping
that some one will discuss the subl
jeot. We think the whole thing
ought to be abolished, and the soon
er the better. It is nothing but cus
tomn, and an idle custom. Less than
a half century ago the expenses of a
frmnqw1 alone in Charleston was sel
dom less than five hundred dollars.
After paying these expenses and nec
essary expenses of sickness, etc., what
would a poor family have left?
'We think we have in this article
furnished food for thought, and a
perusal in another column of the ar
tidle under the heading of "MIourning
Rings" will furnish further food.
The State Democratic Executive
Committee meets in Columbia to
night. One thing that may be done
will be to place some able speakers
in thehEeld to stump the State. We
hope no such action will be taken.
It will be a useless waste of time and
money. Everybody in South Caro
.lina is a Democrat, and will vote the
Democratic ticket. Our colored cit
izens certainly would not dream of vot
ing against Cleveland or any one of our
congressional nominees. We are all
good Democrats now; and everybody
in the State must vote for Grover
Cleveland and the Democratic can
didates. He has made an A No). 1
first class president.
Miss Eliza Garner, the Union couu
ty woman candidate for school com
missioner, who was recently defeated
in the Democratic primary election,
is still a candidate, claiming that she
did not pledge herself to abide the
result of the primary, and announc
ing that she will be a candidate in
the general election. She promises,
if elected, to give her salary to the
public schools; to run the public
schools six months; and to employ a
competent clerk to do the duties of
the office. Miss Garner is either an
extraordinary crank, or a fit subject
for a writ of de iuncwico inquirendo.
As was foreshadowed by the Tmn~
last spring, the $50,000 to pay State
pensions proved inadequate, and now,
after two or three dollars this month
to each claimant, there will be no
more money for this purpose till af
ter the Legislature meets. It will
take an appropriation of at least
$150,000 to pay these claims.
The Governor has appointedl John T.
Green, Esq., School Commzissione'r of Sum
ter County. rice J. T. Wilder, resigned.
Condensed from our daily Exchanges.]
HE\rE.soxvuaz. Sep. 20.-At Hender
sonville the train was met by a committee
of its citizens who, with a like committee of
J7acka:ille friends, had provided busses
av d carriages, and as the people left the
train they were not "dumped." but were
imnmediateiv sent to this or that house which
had been mepared, and in less than an
hour e-very person could have been in bed.
Orr sick have been eared for from a fund
raised among the refgees who were pas
sengers on the fever train-over one hun
dred and fifty dollars were subscribed in a
few minutes for this purpose. The good
citizens of Hendersonville have volunteered
to raise a purse for our sink, but their gen
erous offer was refused.
S. H. Melton, W. M. Redmon,
A. H. Turner, J. L. Smith, Jr,
And others, of Jacksonville, Fla.
Iendersonvilte :Needs No Help.
The News and Courier received the fol
lowing dispatch, dated Sep. 21, from "J. E.
T. Bowden, chairman relief committee" at
Hendersonville, N. C.:
"Parties having contributions for the yel
low fever refugees at this place will please
forward the same to Jacksonville, as assist
ance is not needed here. We are not the
set of paupers as reported throughout the
Pante in Mississippi and Tennessee.
Mm ms, Sept. 22.-The situation to
night in this part of the country is panicky
from terror of a yellow fever scourge. Every
town in Mississippi and West Tennessee is
closed to the world. No trains are allowed
to stop. Absolute quarantine at Memphis
against all points east of the Mississippi
was established at noon. No trains are
Moooumx, Sep. 22.-Decatur is the
only point in Alabama where yellow fever
is reported. Nine cases are reported there
and two deaths. The town has been de
populated, and every place in the State is
guarantined against it. The people went
Northward. Dr. Cochrane, the state board
health oflicer, is there, and reports not over
200 white people left in the place.
Eight Weeks of Disease and Death.
Jacusoymvn September 22.-Eight long
weeks have passed since the first case of
yellow fever was developed at the Grand
Union Hotel: To-night the official records
show a total of 1,745 cases and 202 deaths.
The daily list cases and deaths during the
past ten days has been fearful in a city of
the size of Jacksonville, with two thirds of
its people absent.
To-day the record of new cases was again
broken, footing up the figures 163. Of these
103 were colored people, who are being
freely reported. It is now almost certain
that many hundred colored people have
had the fever and recovered without treat
ment or physicians. The old theory that
negroes are not liable to contract yellow
fever has been exploded. It has been de
monstrated that they are almost as suscep
tible to an attack as the whites, but that the
issue is rarely fatal with them; probably
never unless the fever is complicated with
An old and eminent local physician said
to-day, "Negroes never die of yellow fever
unless they call in a doctor."
Louisville not Afraid. -
Louzsvznsz, Kr., September 22.-At a
meeting of the physicians and others called
by Mayor Jacobs it was decided to open the
gates of Louisville to yellow fever refugees.
A train brought in 135 from Decatur this
morning. There is no excitement here.
At the meeting of the doctors it was the sen
timent that Louisville was in no danger.
JAcasov, Mss., September 21.-The
excitement of yesterday is greatly increased
by three new cases this morning. No deaths
have yet occurred. It is generally concod
ed that all the eases originated here and
were caused by excavations and disturbing
filthy sewers in the depot grounds during
the past two months. Three-fourths of the
white pop'ilation have fled. The stores are
nearly all closed and there is but little food
in th'o city for the ."can't-get-aways." No
trains stp here. A special train will be
funse onight for such as wish to go
through to the North, taking on passengers
some distance north of the city.
Nisavirzis, September 23.--A special
from Decatur, Ala, says that there are only
100 white and 200 colored people left there.
The business houses are all closed, and the
postoffice and express of~ee as well. Ten
new cases of fever were re~ported yesterday
and two deaths. The spread of the disease
is appalling, considering the few people
left in the city.
Situatfon at Jackson.
Jacxsos, Mzss., Sept. 24.-No now cases
are officially reported, and no deaths. A
census taken at Jackson shows only 2,000
Latest From Florida.
Jacsoinr-,z SeD. 24.-The board of
health ofiicial bulletin reports 113 new
cases yesterday, 85 of whom are negroes,
and five deaths, making total cases 1,971;
total deaths 217.
Th enies cold and~ rainy. Reports
heeapstive that there are many cases
of yellow fever at Fernandina and several
No More E~efuzgees for North Carolina.
Rizzrou, N. C., Sep. 24.-Governor
Scales to-day notified the chairman of the
board of health at Jacksonville that no oth
er refugees would be allowed to come to
this State from districts infected with yel
The Situation at Memphis.
Muirems, Sept. 24-The feeling of conii
dence is restored to a considerable extent in
Memphis to-day on account of cool weather.
The board of health decided to quarantine
the west as well as the east side of the city,
and pickets are now on guard.
Business is completely paralyzed for the
time being. Money is very light; merchants
have their capital with farmers, who have
not brought their cotton in yet. The banks
have been heavily drawn 'upon.
The situation at Decatur, also. is encour
aging. No new cases or deaths are reported.
Thie Monmng Ring.
"Did yuever see a mourning ring?"'
aske a MidenLane jeweler of a reporter
the other day. "~Well, here is one."~
It is a heav.y gold band, perfectly plain,
and with a seal in the shape of a ecflin.
It has a glass face, through which can be
seen a skeleton in gold. On the inside of
the ring is the inscription, in black enamel,
giving the initials of the deceased and the
date of death.
"These designs were used over a century
ago, fad nwthey are to be revived as the
latest fa.Some young widows, who find
it ditlcult to indicate their bereavement
when indoors, with hat and flowing veil re
moved, take advantage of the ring to an
nounce to "usceptible young men that they
have returned to the matrimonial market.
They need not look mielancholly. A turn
of the finger and the sad news is toht."
"Do men use them?"
"Mo~et assuredly. Widowers have no
way of announieing their loss except by
the band on their hats. With a mourning
ring all embarrassing inquiries regarding
the deceased wife may 'be avoided, and
knowledge of theo widower's restored eligi
blity quickly and neatly imparted."-Vetc
York ic t and E.press.
Ladies' hats, new and beautiful styles, for
sale cheap at Moses Levi's.
Ladies' Handkerch iefs. plain and colored
bare 2n .c - nn, a F. Levas Sumter.
Judicial Convention Adjourned.
Did The Delegates D)o Their Duty as
KnosT.EE, September 21.-Special: At
10 o'clock this morning when President
Brock's gavel rapped on the Judge's desk
in the Court House no more worn-out set
of men than the delegates of the 3rd judi
cial circuit ever sat down in a deadlock.
But to their credit be it said that no Con
vention that has ever met in South Caroli
na has done as much work in so short a
time. It was nothing but a realization of
the fact that there was no chance of a nom
ination that made them adopt to-day the
resolution which ended its session in Wil
After the 439th ballot and no change
Sumter moved an adjournment of the
Convention to meet in Sumter on October
4. Williamsburg seconded the motion.
This brought Mr. Doar, of Georgetown, to
his feet with an invitation to Georgetown.
For ten minutes pandemonium reigned,
but the hubbub subsided into a resolution,
which was carried, that the four county
seats in the circuit be nominated and that
after the first ballot the two highest places
be balloted for, and this was carried and
Georgetown and Sumter were the two. In
the second vote Clarendon and Georgetown
voted for Georgetown, with the solid sup
'port of Williamsburg except one delegate,
who stuck to Sumter, which, of course,
voted for the "Game-cock County." This
ended the session of the body, which has
set to the Democrats of South Carolina an
example which can be productive of noth
ing but serious results to the white inter
ests. It is one that has been adopted al
ready by a Congressional convention, and
with results not acceptable to all. The mo
tion to change the place of sitting is the
one referred to.
The Judicial Convention.
The Kingstree Record of last week says:
"The Judicial Convention to nominate a
candidate for Solicitor of the third circuit
met here last evening. It is more than
probable, we think, that the delegates to
the convention will not do at this place as
they did at Pawley's Island, remain three
or four days without making a nomination,
and then adjourn to meet at some other
place. We fail to see any reason why a
nomination could be made any quicker or
better at one place than another. The rules
and regulations of the democratic party
prescribe how the nomination for Solicitor
shall be made. The democrats of the coun
ties composing the third circuit have elect
ed or appointed their agents-the delegates
-to do what they cannot do as a whole,
unless by a primary election, to select a can
'didate; and it is incumbent on them, acting
for their constituents for a specific purpose,
to make the nomination. The dek gates
should remember that they are the agents
of the people, and not of the three gentle
men who are candidates for the nomina
tion. The delegates were elected as the ad
herents of some particular candidate, and
each delegation would like for its choice to
be successful, but this is an impossibility.
It does not require much reflection to ar
rive at the conclusion that the nomination
cannot be made so as to suit all the can
didates or all the people, and that there
must necessarily be defeat and disappoint
ment. The nomination should be made re
gardless of the desire of any candidate. It
should be made in the interest of the pub
lie good, as we trust it may be."
The Deadlock Unbroken.
KINGsrBEE, Sept. 21.-After three days
more of balloting, roll-calling, etc., the ju
dicial convention of the third circuit has
again adljourned without doing its work.
On the 4th of October it will reconvene at
Georgetown, where a last desperate effort
will be made to nominate a candidate.
The delegates seemed to enjoy themselves,
and the utmost good feeling prevailed
among them. But the candidates feel like
the Ancient Mariner-that it is "a weary
time, a weary time."
A deadlock convention is the slowest of
the mills of the gods, yet even it finally
grinds; and possibly the grinding may be
the better done for being so long delayed.
On one point the convention is agreed,
that there shall be no dark horse. Wilson,
Gilland orfDargan must be nominated. The
spotrof Gilland are the only ones wil
ling fo the mater tobe decided by app
ular vote in the whole circuit. They hold
their candidate to be the choice of the peo
ple, notwithstanding the fact that he has
fewest votes in the convention. n: o. o.
Willamsburg's Primary Election.
The following is the number of votes re
ceived by each candidate at the primary
election held on the 8th inst:
Losxanz-E-J. A. Kelley 1144; Edwin
Harper 1068; J. B. Chandler 746; T. M.
Keels 596; J. S. Graham 493; W. S. Camlin
482; J. C. Lynch 452; J. W. Coward 329; H.
P. Baldwin 271.
SE~rr-Jos. E. Brockinton 1287; G. 3.
Graham 651; W. D. Fitch 49.
Caumx or Counr-C. W. McClami 917; H.
Z. Graham 857; J. B. McElveen 125; G. S.
Sgon ComnissIosER-S. D. McGill 865;
J. W. Shll 774: H. H. Kinder 199; J. R.
Tr.AsUEE-J. M. Cooper 853; 3. D. Rol
Arrron--H. Z. Hanna 1777; W. S. Gray
JmrE or PnoirzE -W. W. Grayson 940e;
W. ~M. McCrea 575; E. M. Smith 338.
Corsrr Coszmissroytas-C. Lesesne 832;
W. B. McCullough (89; W. R. Brown 645;
D. E. Eps 628; T. S. Stuart 558; J. W.
Gamble'455: W. S. A. Huggins 362: B. B.
Chandler 352; A. E. Brown 280; G. P. Nel
son 21): IR. J. Morris 204; J. H. V. Gaskin
164; 8. B. Haselden 116; D. B. Cantey 116;
R. E. Duke 79.
CooxNR-F. E. Joys S15; J. A. Scott
729: S. R. Mlouzon, Jr., 289.
There is a great deal of noise made in
these days about political rings and cliques.
I there ~are such things as "rings" and
their influence is hurtful they should be
merilessly crushed. Half the time, how
ever, these rings have no existence except
in the wild imagination of some dyspeptic
and disappointed politician.
"Ring rule must go," says the C.harleston
Wd. The theory is nice but unfortun
ately one ring is generally broken only to
be replaced by another with methods as
disreputable as those of the old one. It
generally takes a ring to break a ring and
one ring is about as good as another. An
occasional change may be salutary but peo
ple who are using every means to gain an
entrance into the political glass house
should be careful how they throw stones
at those who are already inside.--Marion
For twelve new cash subscribers, we
will give a copy of the latest edition'
Iof Webter's unabridged dictionary,
publsher' price 12.
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