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T HiANNn G TIMES.
S. A. NETTLES, Editor.
WEDNESDAY, November 6,1889.
Two Cases in Law.
BY M. QUAD.
There are two men in this world
who have taken vows as big as a bar
rel to down m4 at the first convenient
opportunity. The term "to down'
means to lay a man on his back-wall
on him-make him sorry-strip him
of all his cash-send him to the poor
house-make him so miserable that
he will steal a piece of clothes-line
and go off and bang himself to death.
I know these two men have taken
these vows because I heard them, and
they added on a great deal which
would not look well in print, even in
And there are two other men in this
world who have observed that they
wanted to be on hand when the afore
said vows were ripe and take a hand
in the row-on my side. It all came
about through the law, and because
the law stood by me instead of the
One August night a couple of years
ago I stopped at a certain hotel in
Cincinnati. It was red hot, and as
there were no screens at the windows
and no netting around the bed the
mosquitoes came in by the thousands.
There were also bugs in that bed, and
they were there for business. When
I paid the bill -it was $3. I asked the
clerk to knock off $2.98 for the dis
comforts, but he refused. Last No
vember I stopped -at the same hotel
for auiglt The weather was cold
and raw, the room like an ice-box, and
I ordered a fire. Next morning the
clerk had me charged fifty cents extra
for the fire, and I pulled back in the
harness. He said I must pay or he'd
hold my trunk. Irefused to pay and
he held it accordingly. Then I went
out and got a writ of replevin, made
returnable the same afternoon, and
how do you suppose that justice held'.
He didn't look a bit like a philoso
pher, and yet, after [ had told my sto
ry, he said:
"The rates at this hotel are adver
tised at $3 per day the year round
Nothing wftever is said about fire
in winter or fly screens in summer
On very hot nights the plaintiff take:
no steps whatever to do away witt
any nuisances, as mosquitoes, gnats,
milers, and other insects- He doesn't
advertise that he will, and guests musi
figure accordingly. As an offset
however, his guests must not be oblig
ed to suffer any more from the cold
than from the heat, and it is the dut.
of the plaintiff to furnish fires with
"But no hotel does it," protested the
"That makes no difference. Tom
rates are $3 per day. There are sever
months in the year when you don't
~~eto furnish heat, and only five
o& f called for. You are
bound by eo P~ae..o
guesia as comfortable as possible. The
defendant was recommended to come
here as a guest, and was told that the
rates were $3 per day. He arrived
here to find that such was the case.
An elevator in a hotel is to make il
more convenient and comfortable foi
guests.. Do you charge each one foi
riding ? Why not ? A stationary wash
stand may be considered an extra, bul
do you charge for it ? You may havE
hsd-to pay more for your meats and
vegetables yesterday, but did you
charge the defendant extra on that
account? The coal for his fire was
worth about five cents. The services
of the man who built it cannot bE
chargedfor, as he works by the month.
You-not only attempted to collect an
illa charge, but you attempted tc
extort money. I shall advise him tc
A madder or mord astonished land
lord yodiiiever saw. He became sc
plain spoken that his honor threatened
to fine for him .for contempt. For
twenty long years he had kept hotel,
and it had never occurred to him
that the comfort of the guest was in
chuded in the charge. When he got me
out doors and behind a foundry he
"Now listen to my remarks! I'll lay
for you and make you sweat for this if
it takes athousand years! I've camped
on your trail! I am there to stay until
I have had satisfaction!"
I got my trunk and departed, and if
he means to keep his word he is keep
ing very still about it.
The second case was in a town in
Kentucky last fall. I got a horse and
buggy to ride out and view the coun
try. The livery man said it would be
$2 for three ho~urs. I was .gone ten
,minutes over the time, and he demand
ed an extra dollar.
"That doesn't- seem hardly fair,"]I
said..:."In the one case you give me
ninety minutes for a dollar, and in the
other only ten."
"It's'my rule sir," he brusquely re
"It's your rule to charge a dollar for
ten minutes, is it ?"
"Well, I also have a rule. It is-my
rule to pay pro rata in such cases. I
owe you about six eights of a cent,
but as I don't want to be small in a
business transaction of this sort I'll
make it a cent. Here's your money."
"I demanded a dollar, sir !"
"Well, you won't get it. If our
rules clash we'd better go to law about
."So wie *il1. I'l have you arrested
within an hour1"'
"Very god.~ I'll be at the hotel."
He kept; his word. It wasn't an
hour before' a constable came and
walked me over to the office of a jus
tice of the peace to answer to the
charge of trying to cheat, swindle,
defraud, embezzle, and so forth, one
John Doe out of the sum of one dol
lar, lawful money, and so on. The
plaintiff had a lawyer, but I answered
for the defendant. I admitted getting
the horse; and being ten minutes over
time, and then he put in the plea that
he had charged me according to an
"How long have you had that rule ?'
asked his Honor.
"Hauve you any rule, defendant ?"
"I have. I have had a rule for over
forty years. I tendered him pro rata.
on the time."
"Well, I don't see why you haven't
the same right to establish a rule as
the plaintiff. If you had a rule not to
pay at all it could not hold good in
law, but as your rule seems to be to
pay what is fair and reasonable I shall
"But, your Honor," protested the
plaintiff's lawyer, "this rule was estab
lished by a man doing a large business
with the public."
"That is true, but every individual
can establish a certain rule if he cares
to. One is as good as another. He
was very liberal in offering a whole
The plaintiff asked me to step be
hind a tannery, where we could talk
confidentially, and when we were alone
he showed me a deadly weapon called
a revolver, and a dirk knife, and a
pair of cast iron knuckles, and he ask
ed me to feel of the muscle of his
arm, and he flung down his hat, jump-1
ed on it, and said:
"Wretched wretch ! You have sign
ed your own death warrant! From
this hour I hanker for your heart's
blood, and I'll never, never rest until
I have it ! You are as certainly doomed
as if lashed to a loaded cannon."
I told him I was sorry, but it was
just my way, and that I hoped he
wouldn't have another kicker for 100
years, but he was still cutting the air
with the dirk knife as I walked away,
and I don't suppose he cooled off for
a whole week.-Detroit Free Press.
The Aims of the Alliance.
It will not be out of place at this
time for us to say something more
upon an idea we advanced some weeks
ago. We repeat it that it is wrong
that all others can organize for the
advancement of their own peculiar
interests without censure except the
farmers. Boards of trade, press as
sociations, literary clubs, bar associa
tions, and medical societies are com
mon things. No one says a word
against any of them. They are regard
ed as proper and useful. The farmers
don't kick up a dust about other peo
ple managing their own business just
as they please.
How is it when'the farmers attempt
by united effort to better their condi
tion ? As soon as they make a move
ment of the kind, their purposes are
misrepresented, their actions criti
cised, and they are held up as lacking
in sense. The Grange was ridiculed,
the Farmers' Movement was bitterly
opposed, and now the Alliance is
standing a siege. As we understand
the matter the Alliance has no inten
tion of putting down any other occu
pation. The organization is for pro
tection. The farmers believe they
can better advance their interests by
joining together. They wish to get
more for their labor, to get out of
debt, and live better at home. For
years they have suffered from the im
positions of the "jute trust." There
was no way to relieve themselves ex
cept to resist their oppressors. If
there was such a way tbey did n~ot
know it. If any one now can tell
them how to destroy this "jute trust"
except by refusing to use the bagging
manufactured by them, we have no
doubt the members of the Alliance!
would be glad to have the informa
tion. They mean to overthr.owthie
" jute trust," and weTbed of as
sinfrom any quarter. They
never will whip the trust by buying
bagging from it.
We have heard of great losses by
credit business. If the Alliance can
bring about the cash system it would
certainly help the merchants and them
selves too. This is one of the main
objects of the organization and is cer
The objects of the Alliance being
unobjectionable we cannot account
for the vigorous attack on it unless
'the opinion is held that the farmers
have no right to organize for mutual
aid and protection. They must work
on and hand over the fruits of their
labor to the jute trust. Such a view
degrades the farmer and takes away
from him the liberty enjoyed by men!
in other avocations. It is un-Ameri
can. We want no part of our people
slaves to any monopoly.-Abbeville
Farcical 1'ublic School Examinations.
What is an examination, and what
its purpose as applied to the teachers
of our common schools? It is, or
should be, simply the questioning of
them on the science or branches
taught in these schools, and obtaining
their answers for the purpose of test
ing their knowledge and consequent
fitness for teaching. Any question,
the correct answver to which, would
give an index to the knowledge of the
subject under examination, would be
pertinent and proper. But we fail to
see the pertinency or sense of many
questions propounded to the teachers
in the recent examination, which seem
rather to indicate the ignorance orf
crankiness of those who prepared
them, than correct answers would
touch the knowledge and capability of
applicants to teach The criticism of
the Abbeville Medium is so timely and
well put that we adopt it in toto with
out comment. Our cotenmporary'
Some of the questions at the recentI
examination of teachers here were
very searching and evidently evolved
by some one who regards the present
State officials as already historic char
acters. Under the head of "His-roi&"
we find the following:
Who are the present United States
Senators from South Carolina? Trhe
United States Representatives, and the
districts they represent? I
Describe the State Government and!
name its departments ? The oflicers
now filling them ?
- What is the Department of Agri-:
culture ? Its duties ? Who is the:
present Commissioner ?
What is the Clemson Bequest ? Its.
amount and purpose ?
These questions would more pro
perly have come under the head of*
"POLITCS." History, ini its generally
accepted meaning, is a narrative of
past events; ''a statement of the pro
gress of a rnation or an institution,
with philosophical inquiries respecting
effects and causes." Now wve submit
that a person might be a very capable.
teacher and yet not be able to give a
very lucid explanation of what will be
the philosophical effect of the present
administration of the State govern-.
ment. So also a person might be able
to teach a common school and yet not
;on bequest, when the case now in
:ourt is finally decided. On the same
line, the following questions would
have been quite as important to prove
the capability of a teacher:
What was the Tillman Movement?
What has become of the Columbia
canal and how is it getting along ?
Explain the law on township bonds.
Give the geographical boundaries
of the 5th Congressional District and
tell why the lines were run in that
It is not necessary to say more tc
demonstrate that the questions recent
ly asked were not adapted to the pur
pose supposed to be intended. The
last question of "Second series-18S9,'
caps the climax: "Do you propose to
continue teaching ?" A person may
be perfectly competent to teach, and
yet not intend to make it a life-work.
There is nothing in the law to require
any one, subject to examination, to
teach for any stated time. The ques
tion therefore is an unnecessary and
idle one, and the answer cannot be a
test of capacity. We will reserve
further remarks for some future time.
In a sermon recently preached at
Durham, N. C., Sam Jones gave free
expression to his views on several
classes of people.
THE SITTER ON THE FENCE.
As to his opinion of the man who
could not range himself on one or tlw
other side of any question, it was toc
low to be expressed. That man was a
cipher with the ring gone. He had
some respect for the man who would
say this is my side and stand by it,
but the man who was on neither didn't
deserve a burial when he died. What
was God going to do at the judgment
day with these "old neutrals." Why,
he'd have to stop proceedings to build
another world to put them in. There
wasn't any place prepared for them
now. In his opinion these "neutrals'
were the only kind of hypocrites there
were anyway. They don't belong to
the church. They are not against it.
They have no hope of heaven and
they don't expect to go to hell. "You
old hound of hell," he said, "it is you
who are the hypocrites who point the
finger of judgment at others."
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN METHODISTS AND
Heaven was at one end of a long
road and hell at the other. All men
were traveling on this road, but some
were going in one direction and some
in the other. When a man was con
verted he was merely turned round to
face heaven itstead of hell. The
Methodists were the only ones that
could be turned back. He was glad
none of the others could. The dif
ference between the other fellow and
the Methodist is, the Methodist knows
he's got it and is afraid he'll lose it.
The other fellow knows he can't lose
it and is afraid he ain't got it.
WHISKEY DEALERS WILL BE cONVERTED.
He referred to the recent defeats o.
prohibition in Pennsylvania, Rhode
Island aed elsewhere, but, said he
the time is sure to come when the sale
of liquor will be stamped off the face
of the earth, and when the last brew
ery will turn its last wheel, and the
bull-necked, white aproned scoundrel
will Le converted to Christ. He said
he didn't know how God was going
to bring them about, but he will do it
OLD MAIDS AND BACHELORs.
I'd rather, he said, be a hundred
old maids rolled into one than to be
a drunkard's wife. Whenever his eyes
rested upon. an old maid he became
impresse~d with the fact that somnebody
hadn't done his duty. And on the
other hand when lie saw an old bach
elor, somehow o'nother he thought oi
a hog. He couldn't. account for thiu
association of ideas, but it always oc
curr-ed to him just that way-.
HORSEs AND FOOLS.
They tried in Kentucky to get m<
to preach against raising horses, but:]
wouldn't. I love them. The only t ing
is, I hate to see a little fool riding one
to hell. I want to start up a societ)
for improving the stock of folks. We've
let the stock run down. We've gotter
scrubby. There are actually Kentucky
horses that are worth ten times as
much as a North Carolina m an.
CHARLES C. LESLIE,
Whbolesle & Rtaui Commission Dealer in
Fish, Oysters, Game and Poultry,
Stals Nos. I and 2 Fish Market. Office, 16
& 20 Market Street, East of East Bay. Coun
try orders solicited.
CHARLESTON, S. C.
L IF E EL IX IR,
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Free by Matil, 50 cents' and 81.00.
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H. BUL WINKLE & CO.,
-DEALERS IN -
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Texas Red Rust Proof
Oats a Specialty.
o. 162 East Bay, and 15 and l's
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G.S. Hacker & Son
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The leading hore in the s.tate ilurites the people of Claren
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Because our Stock is the Largest.
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We make nto speeial leaders, as ill our goods are leaders.
Our line of
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Clothing. made this season better than ever belhre. Sole agents
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Sole agents for the celebrated Knockabout Suit. A nobby
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CARPETS, OIL CLOTH, MATTINGS, AND RUCS
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In this department we offer special inducements to merchants
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All orders by mail will receive pronmpt attention.
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No. 1 Central Wharf,
CHARL~EsTON, S. C.
F. W. CAPPELMANN,
D)EALER IN 0C1010E (GROCEIES,
WVINES, LIQUORS, TOBACCO AND CIGARS,
S. E. Cor. Meeting and Reid Sts., CH ARLESTON, S. C.
Choice Flour a specialty. sugars sold near cost. No charge for drayage. Goods de
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OTTO F. WIETERS,
WHOLESA LE GROCER,
Wholesale Dealer in Wines, Liquors and Cigars,
No. 121 East Bay, Charleston, S. C.
Charleston Iron Works,
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Oils, Rubber and Leather Belting, and a complete line of Mill Supplies.
We Gu arau tee Lowest Priees for Best Quality ol' Goods.
CA ME RON & BARKEL EY CO., Charleston, S. C.
F. J. PELZER, President. -F.'s. RloDGERs, Treasurer.
Atlantic Phosphate Company,
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AND lPoRTE1~s OF
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A NEW DEPARTURE
Hardware Can Now be Bought at Prices Withii
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ri~ is sii p1.emeit and the ap t hi ts . Hfaving secred te agency for the fc
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Doors, Sashes and Blinds,
Studebaker Wagons, Carts, Buggies,
Pierce's Unrivaled Paints.
Davis Turibinie Water-wheel.
TH E CELEBR ATED) DUPONT'S POWDER.
Sporting Goods a Specialty.
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A. McCOBB, Jr.
general Commission Merchant,
AND DEALER IN
Lime, Cement, Plaster Paris, Hair, Fire
Bricks and Fire Clay.
Land Plaster and Eastern Hay.
Agent for White's English Portland
NO. 198 EAST BAY,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
[GEo. E. ToAIE. HENRY O.VE.3
GaoE T1oale Mo
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.Rates Per Day, $1.00.
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Supplied with all Modern Improvemients
gExcellent Cuismne, Large Airy Rooms,
Otis Passenger Elevator, Elee
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1ATLANTIC COAST LINE,
September 8th, 1889.
GOING SOUTHf. GoING NORTH.
e M A AM PM
*1l 35 * 930 Lv Florence Ar *4 20 *7.55
2 29 10 55 Lv Kingstree Lv 3 17 6 46
2 50 11 20 Lv Lanes Lv 3 00 6 28
5 00 1 30 Ar Charl'ton Lv 1 30 4 30
AM PM AM PM
central Railroad of S. C.
Dated February I11, 1889.
Lv Columbia '5 2()0 r x 7 40 A x
Lv Sumter 6 35 Px 9 25 A
Lv Harvins 6 55Pix 10 30 A x
Lv Manning 7 04 rx 1120AMa
Lv Foreston 7 19PM l 2l15P x
Ar Lanes 7 42P IOS1 0 P
Ar Charleston 9J 30 i' M $5 00 r M
Lv Charleston *7 30 A at
Lv Lanes 9 15 AM 2 40PM
Lv Foreston 9 3 x 3 25P M
Lv Manning 9 56AM 4 10PM
Lv Harvins 10 06 AM 4 30prx
Ar Sumter 10 30 AM 6 30PM
Ar Columbia 11 55 A M :9 00 P x
:Passengers trains that connect with
(Wilmington Columnbi & Augusta Railroad,
September 8th, 1889.
GOING WEsT GOING EAST
PM PM AM PM
'25 *10 10 Lv Wilmgtn Ar *8 35 *11 50
9 56 *12 40 Lv Marion Lv 5 20 *8 55
10 40 * 1 20 Ar Florence Lv 4 35 * 8 15
3 20 t 9 20 Lv Florence Ar 115 f 750
4 40 t10 28 Ar Siumter Lv 11 58 t 6 37
4 40 *10 33 Lv Sumter Ar 11 58 * 632
6 15 *11 55 Ar Columi Lv 1(J 35 * 5 20 -
AM AM PM PM
*Daily. tDaily except Sunday.
Train on Florence 1R R leaves Pee Dee'
daily except Sunday 4 40 i M, arrive Row
land 7 00 P M. Returning leave Rowland'
o 30 A xi, arrive Pee Dee 850 A M.
Train ou Manchester&t Augusta R 1R leaves
Sumter daily except Sunday 1050 A M, arrive
Richardson 12 01 P u. Returning I3aaC
Richardson 12 15 P~ M, arrive Sumter I 3S0
J.1R. KENLY, 3. F. DiviNE,
Ass;t. Gen'l Mang'r Gen 1 Sup't.
ST. M. EMEP.SON, Gien'l Passenger Agent.