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THE MANNG TIMES.
S. A. N ETTLES, Editor. tb
WEDNESDAY, December 4, 1889. h
MARRIAGE LICENSES. re
On last Friday the lower branch of i
the Legislature passed to its third i
reading a marriage license bill, and gr
the indications are that it will become W
a law. We can see no reason for its C
passage and hope the senate will frus- f
trate this attempt at the destruction ty
'of the safe guards now thrown around ba
our women who enter the conjugal n
relation. The marriage laws of South b:
Carolina as they now stand are wise p
and worthy of imitation, but let this bi
.lpnge be made and we open the fe
flood gate to ridicule, chaos, and con- ir
fusion. We had not the time we ni
should like to have had to consider le
the bill before discussing it, but even pf
at a glance objections thick, and ti
lear as bubbles gurgling up from an in
adder 'neath crystal waters, arise to e
its condemnation. w
We fancy a girl who has agreed to
marry a man of comparatively short ,
acquaintance. He has every appear- v
ane of being a gentleman, and .has c
procured the license from the proper ti
officer. The ceremony is performed Bt
but after awhile, to her sorrow, she o
learna that he left a wife behind, in
andther State perhaps. Her friends,
naturally, ask why she did not inves
igate and ascertain who and what he
was and where he came from. Her
answer might be, "He was licensed
by my State to marry me, and why C
should I question that which was au- a
thorized by chivalrous South Caroli- o
na?" That the State would grant a y
married manthe license to marry her
was too preposterous to contemplate,
and a death blow surely that she E
dreamed not of. * Could she not have
conscientiously inferred that the clerk
of court made the necessary inquiries
before issuing the license? and yet, tl
the bill imposes no such duty upon
him. Her unhappy condition is
caused by her State more than her
We.fancy another who, also, is en
gaed to be married. This time, o
however, to a man in every way capa- n
ble of making her a kind and loving P
husband and laboring under no disa- ti
bilities. Papa objeeis; off they ti
fly away. On to market they go to
buy their license but are informed i
that the old man distanced them by J i
another route, employed a lawyer, C
and in some mysterious way intercept- IF
ed the issuance of it. What then?
"Stony limits cannot keep love out.!'
Off again they go; but where ? He, t
perhaps, to his death; she, to her i
doom; for without the license there t
een be no marriage.n
There are hundreds of ways byq
which the license will be defeated to t
the woman's injury, to say nothing of
forgeries, and in that event no matterj
how intimate the relations are, there
wilibe nolegal ties to biad the par- n
Under the law as it now stands a
- in fact is. Under the new law there db
bill be many a woman who would be-I t
I lieve herself married, but is not.b
M'arriage is, 'with us, but a'ti
~questnn of intention. Once C
~the agreement to be man and a
~ wife is entered into between parties u
able and willing to so contract, the re
lation is established; whether it bep
~made in public or in priv'ate. The c
Sceremony; the change of the wife's fi
Jaie; -the subsequent cohabitation c
s te.; are but eridences of' the agree-(
meinnt and pre not essential to the i
an'uliy of the marriage. ly
F- rom another standpoint also, we a
entertain grave doubts of the feasibil- b
it'auch legislation. In one of our t<
~leaiding cases on marriage decided by b
Sthe-court of Appeals when South Car- (I
n cins Bdightest luminaries of the law
adorned the bench, Chancellor John- u
Ssoitwe think it was, in delivering the F
Sopimon of the court said: "Mfarriage ei
-'san institution created by God him
sf, and founded in the law of nature.
'bis the parent, not the child; of civil
mocy" If then this institution is li
Sthe parent of civil society;' founded h
neiuatuts and created by God, why p
gheeld the Legislature-a branch ofo
.thae civil government-compel the fe
@ atiun t6opay a license fee to do that E
R.whfeh ithaarinot the power of prohib- al
z tingentirely? Take amian so circum- d
saneed that he cannot get to the
c ounty seat, too poor to pay for the
lieense od by some insur
sele; he may be mar
me ihthe most solemn rites and
ceremonies, yet this bill makes the
woman his ooneubine and his children
spurious. God forbid that such aj
awsaball ever tarnish the fair fame of,
It is not contended by the advocates
of the bill that the Legislature can
Saltogether prevent marriage among
Sthe people,.yet it does undertake to
prohibit the creation of that relation
Samongst those who cannot, or do not,
take out the license. An anomaly,
-to say the least of it.
WASTING CONFEDERATE MONEY.
The fifty thousand dollars appropriated
lsstwiater to the relief of disabled Confed
erste soldier. are about exhauated, and all
over the State there are plenty of men who
suffered the privations of eamip-life, and
even spilt their blood on the battle-fields,
who never got a whiff at the State's great
sharity. Yet of that pittance 10 per cent.
e5 the amount was paid out to the various
appointees, who, in one way er ,asother,
were clothed with "a little brief athority"
in making its disbursements. This is!
entirely wrong; the legislature should
sorrec it, and correct it now.
Every county in the State is filled with
'public oflicers enough to do what is neces- I
sary in this pension matter without any per
oeptible inceaese of their burdens. The
Oovernor's private secretary gets salary
,enough for what he does, withput being
paid an additional fat one out of the poor,
Confederate soldiers' money for the little
etr work he does. If the members of the
present onty boards of oraminers have
aet patriotism eanug to do their littlej
work yitheut hargag gi per day for it, let
theaa resign. sad their places will be filled
with old soldiers who at% the most capable;'
CONGRESS AN) THE TARIFF.1
The first session of the fifty-first Congress
evened at the National Capitol
t Monday. Thomas Brackett 1teed
epublican), of Maine, was elected
>eaker of the House of Represent
Ives. The tariff question will be one of
e great issues that will disturb its delib
ations, and we trust the republicans will
asp it vigorously in their partisan zeal to
complish their partisan purposes. -They
eve absolute control of all departments of
vernment, will shape national legislation
r three years yet to come, and are alone
sponsible to the country for the shortcon
igs of the present administration. Now
the opportune time for them to tackle the
eat Elephant of the Washingt'n show,
aich, being let loose two years ago, twirled
eveland from his Presidential perch, and
ashed the wax out of our Democratic par
. No man has over, in this country, com
tted it with success. Henry Clay came
arest. He gripped its other snout, and.
a desperate backward pull slacked its
ce, and won the plaudits of the world;
at it dragged even =the patriot who pre
rred rather "to be right than President,"
to the inextricable meshes of defeat. We
ay expect lots of fun when the republican
iders grapple his Majesty at the present
rformance, for his great peculiarities are
at he has a tail, or a snout, at each end, is
-natured, and it is as hard to lead him
>wards as downwards, frontward' as back
irds, and a little more dangerous too.
In his message to Congress the President
ems to realize where the danger is; for the
'ashington correspondent of the Ketes and
>urier says: "On the subject of the tariff
e message is strikingly non-committal. It
raddles out in every direction in a most
We offer one hundred dollars reward tor
iy case of catarrh that cannot be cured by
king Hall's catarrh cure.
F. J. Cazmx & Co., Props., Toledo, 0.
We, the undersigned, have known F. J.
beney for the last 15 years, and believe
m perfectly honorable in all business
an.actions, and financially able to carry
it any obligations made by their firm.
'ssr & Taux, Wholesale Druggists, Tole
iA.mDo, Knis, & Minvrs, Wholesale
Druggists, Toledo, Ohio.
. H. Vi. HEEs', Cashier Toledo National
Bank, Toledo, Ohio.
Hall's catarrh cure is taken internally,
:ting directly upon the blood and mucus
irfaces of the system. Price, 75c. per bot
e. Sold by all druggists.
Hon. Jos. F. Rhame for Judge.
Judge Aldrich having permanently retired
om the bench, there will be a vacancy to
filled by the present legislature, and as
aminations are now in order, we will pro
ed to place in nomination one than whom
one other can have more merits for the
sitidn. Learned in the law, of strictly
oral and temperate habits, a hard and
reless student, a patriot embodying all
Lat can be embraced in that much abused
rm,-gentleman and scholar. A patriot
ho has ever been found ready to do and
ire all for the State he loves. That man
the Hon. Jos. F. Rhame, Senator from
larendon county. We know that Mr.
hanie is modest and retiring in his man
rs, and have not consulted him on the
bject, but the wan for the position of
Age should be sought after. :ud not be
fen from thr- self-i:uposed candidates. We
>pe the legis ture when it goes into elec.
-n will gie as the Hon.. Jos. F. Rhame
r judge of the --- circuit, as there arc
yne other who can bring more quahtos re
aiste for the position than the Hon. Sena
r.---St. 3la~kews llerald.
From Fremont,. Nebraska.
I have had acrofula until it made
iy life a burden. I was inexpressi
ly miserable, sick, weak, sleepless,
ad unhappy; desiring that the short
me which M bewl
ited tos'on this earth would soon
asten to an end. I tried doctors'
-eatment and medicine, and travel,
ut mcne of these did any good, for.
ie scrofula gradually grew worse.
ne phy'sician. who I traveled fair to
~e, and to whom I paid $150, gave
p the ease as hopeless after three
eeks of treatment, and other as
rowinent physicians tiied hard to
ure it, but was as equally unsuccess
di. I then gave up all other medi
nes, and took only Swift's Specific
3. S. S.) Four bottles of that med
ine cured me, and for the past four1
rars I have had as excellent health
ad I am as free from disease as any
ody living. Words are inadequate
>express my gratitude and favora
le opinion of Swift's Specific:
3. S. S.)"
The above is an exact letter written
uder date of July 18, 1889, by Mr.
.Z. Nelson, a profninent and wealthy
tizen of Fremont, Febraska.
His Child Got Well.
Swift's Specific (S. S. S.) cured my
~tle boy of scrofula, from which he
td suffered a long time. I had tried
ysicians and great quantities of
:her medicines without avail. A
w bottles of S. S. S. did the work.
e is now enjoying the best of health
id has not had any symptoms of the
sease in over a year.
WV. A. CtxTTos, Addie, N. 0.
Treatise on blood and skin diseases
Swmzr SPacmo Co.,
- Atlanta, Ga.
tre broken down fromn overwork 0: household
ares Brown's iron Bitters
ebuilds the system, aids d Igestion, removes ex
es of bile, and cures malaria. Get the genuine.
How to Make Money.
Having had samples of j
cotton from other gins comn
pared with those from ours
by competent judges, we can
now assure our patrons at
least 1-4 cent per pound
more for their cotton than
any other gin in the State.
We would like those who
will not patronize us to come
around and see how much
better their neighbors get
their cotton gipned than they
do. If they can show us any
fault in our work we will be
glad to know it. It will be
to the interest of any one to
see us before ginning else
where, as we are offering
special inducements for this
and next month; also will
pay more for cotton seed
than any one else, or will ex
change the meal for them.
IF YOU WANT TH
Your Money ii
H. -.. LOW
Your attention is called to my large and varie
ies, comprising everything in the way of of eat
Grocery Store. Fine goods are specialties, and
baits, but legitimate profits, prompt attention t<
representations are the principles that characte:
pend for a liberal support. MY PRICES ARE
Canned Goods and
Make your cash secure the best possible resul
If you would do this. come to me; I wil give y<
and satiauc:- -nlts for every dollar you lea
Cassard's Lard, Pare
No matter what you want in Groceries, I will
what I want, and in order to secure it will exer
All Heart Cypress Shing
Ex-Gov. D. H. Chamberlain, the Re
ceiver of the South Carolina Railroad, with
quite an array of lawyers from different
parts of thel United Stittes representing
bondholders, met in the U. S. Court in Co- he
lumbia yesterday to protect their various re
interests. The Columbia Register in speak
ing of the gathering says: -For whereso
ever the carcass is, there will the eagles be
gathered together'-Luke xxiv, 28.
Presents in the most elegant for
THE LAXATIVE AND NUTRITIOUS JUIOE
FIGS OF CALIFORNIA,
Combined with the medicinal
virtues of plants known to be -
most beneficial to the human
system, forming an agreeable
and effective laxative to perma
nently cure Habitual Consti
pation, and the many ills de
pending on a weak or inactive J;
condition of the
KIDNEYS, LIVER AND BOWELS.
It is themost excellent remedy known to
CLEANSE THE SYSTEM EFFECTUALLY
When one is Bilious or Constipated
PURE BLOOD, REFRESHING SLEEP,
HEALTH and STRENGTH
- Every one is using it and all are
delighted with it.
ASK YOUR DRUGGIST FOR
STEt. C)W FXGrii
MANUFAoTURED ONLY BY
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
8AN FRANCISCO, CAL,
xvit KY. EW YORK, .?.
MRS. MARY 0. BURGES8, A
-DEALER IN- G
Ellinery and Ladles' Goods.
I have an elegant stock of
MI LL IN E RY Ij,
of the latest designs, which I will sell very
low for the
An accomplished Milliner from Baltimore
is with me to do the work. Orders filled
promptly and i.atisfaction guaranteed. .4i
MRS. MARY 0. BURGESS. e
THE BANK OF MANNING, k
MANNING, S. C.
Monev loaned on real estate.
To The People of Clarendon:
I am the Agent for the Cel
REVOLVING HEAD W
PR AT T G IN,
LIDDELt & Co.'s
Engines and Boilers.
I am sole agent in this county for
BOSS COTTON PRESS.
Corn Mills, Pulleys, Shaft
sgs All this machinery is direct
from the factory and will be sold at _
the Factory's Lowest Cash I
Prices. It will be to the advantagb I
of purchasers to calr on me before
W. SCOTT HA RVIN,
Manning, S. C J
D S-A UljI'E05 DEXTIST.
Will be at his office at Manning Monday M|
and Tuesday of each we ek.I
Selnas, Nlets, Tents, and Sporting Goods.,
Doulie Barrel Breech Loading Shot Guns, Su
ehoke bored, $8 to $100). Single Breech Load
ing Shot Guns, $4 to $25. Every kind of
Breech Loading and Repeating' Rifles, $3 to
M4O. Muzzle Loading D)ouble' Shot Guns,
5.5 to $35. Single Shot Gr-ns, 52 50 to $12.
levoivers Si to $24). Double Action Self
Cockers, $2.50 to $10). All kinds of (ar.
ridges. Shells, CZaps, WVads, Tfools, Powder
Flasks, Shot Pouches, P'rimuers. Send2
:ents for Illustrated Catalogue. Address
J. H. JOHNSTON. GREAT WESTERN
3UN WoRKS. Pittsburg, Pa.
W hoesGrocers, Br
15'7 and 169, East Bay, 2
E WORTH OF
g, s. c.
I assortment of Fancy and Staple Grocer.
bles that can be found in any first-class
reasonable prices rule throughout. N<
orders, courteous treatn.ent and hones
ize my business, and upon which I de
AS LOW AS THE LOWEST.
ts in supplying the necessaries of life
u honest goods, full weight and measure
ve with me.
t Leaf Lard Made.
endeavor to supply yon. Your trade if
myself to please in every way.
les Always on Hand.
NOTHING LIKE A BOOM.
There is no boom like Sumter's, and nc
use in Sumter on such a boom as the old
Bnltoarn & Bro., which is so well known
the Clarendon people that they only want
thank them for past patronage and asli
r a continuance of same. Their stock this
nson is more complete and Shoes arc
eaper than ever before. Either at
Wholesale or Retail
ey will satisfy you in prices. There art
my new stores in Sumter this season, and
all know "a new broom sweeps clean,
it 'tis well.not to discard "the old friend
r the new." Tney carry in addition t<
)OTS AND SHOES a nice line of
Trunks and Valises,
d are agents for the "Light Running
bite" Sewing Machine.
BULTMANN & BRO.,
)pposite North Side Court House Square,
Sum.ter, S. .
C. I. HOYT. H A. HOYT.
irgest and Oldest Jewelry Store it
SUMTER, S. C.
Rilver Lamps, beauties, from $10 to S2n1
very large stock offlritaninia wai e, th<
ry best silver p'lated goods made. i55I
>ld Rings on hand. Fine line of Clocks
edding Presents, Gold Pens, and specta
~s. We keep any and everything in th<
velry line. Be sure to call to see us
F. W. DORE, Drugist
Sumter', S. C.
Callers or orders for Drugs and Medicines
-uggist Sundries, Pairts, Oils, or for any
ing in the
all receive prompt attention at this wvel
own Drug Emporium. pa--Special at
z tie'n given to physicianis' prescriptiofl
YHEN YOUT GO
TO SUMTER CALL ON
T. B. Curtis
for thegowest prices on
Laple and Fancy Groceries,
lHe is a Charle'ston man, and will fix pricem
you as low as is consistent with the qual
' of the goods. He is at the.
- O'Connor's Old Stand.
MR. M. J. MICHA~U is with him, and
mId be glad to see his many friends.
UGGIES AND WAGONS,
*I w~ill sell bran new
from $33 up. Will also sell the
WILSON & CHILDS
from $35 up, according to size.
J. H. T. COUJLLIETTE,
Paniola, S. C.
177 MEETING STREET,
5 Doors South of Market Street,
llRECTLY ON LINE CITY RAL.WAY,
C2HARLESTON, S. C.
s. H, M, BAKER, Proprietress.
Rates Per Thay, S1.00.
CHARLESTON, S. C.
ret C/ass inl c/! & Aponmny
pplied withi all Modern Imprl~ovemiien ts
xcellent Cuisine, Large A\iry Rooms,
Otis Passenge~r Elevator, Eleec
tric Bells and Lights, Heat
ed Iltin da.
RlATES, $2.00, S':50 AND $3.O0.
20WILNI EN $20
32 -Will Parchiase a Beautifuml -$32
Dwn & Co,'s Furniture Store,
)3 Jing street, Opposite Society street
I take this means of announcing to my friends, customers,
and the publie generally that I have received and am receiving
daily an enormous stock of
and kindly request my old customers to inform their new friends
of the style I have of giving the greatest satisfaction to all cash
customers. My prices can never be lowered. I never wait for
reduction made by n competitors. I reduce prices on every
article as soon as there is a decline.
I Sell Everything Cheaper Than any Firm in Clarendon County.
My Motto: Live and let live; Quick Sales and Small Profits.
I have my store fall of almost every kind of goods, and think e
I can suit you in quality and price.
Call and Examine My Goods and Prices.
I shall be delighted to serve you, whether you buy or not.
LEADER OF LOW PRICES, t
M n m i1n g, !l. C.
FORESToN TO THE FRONT!
One of the largest and best selected stocks of goods ever offered in this
market, is now being daily received by (
Foreston, S. C.
A splendid assortment of DRY GOODS of every variety and style,
sure to please. We have some of the most handsome patterns of prints that
have been designed for many years.
Clothing, Hats, Boots and Shoes.
Our stock surpasses anything we have heretofore exhibited to the public, E
both as regards quality, style, and price, and we believe that we can please
our people, and will make it to their interest to
Groceries of Every Kind at Lowest Living Figres. f
r so Tobacco Cigars, &c.
Our store is well supplied with a full stock of all kinds of
Also,.we will pay highest cash prices for cotton, and every other kind of
country produce. SarBe sure to call to see us.
C. r. M.ASON,
SForeston, S. C.
SUMTER, S. C., SEPT. 25th, 1S89.
In Open Letterto OurFriends and Patrons
The undersigned would indeed be ungrateful were they not to
eturn many thanks for the liberal support of many of Claren
Lon's best people. We are annually enlarging our business in
,11 branches, and are offering
o purchasers. We are accused of catering for the farmers'
rade, and we feel a just pride in pleading
"Guilty" to the Indictinent.
Need we ask what would become of the country were it not
lependent on the success of the farmers? In order therefore,
o insure their success is it not the part of wisdom for the
LEND A HELPING HAND?
We, at least entertain this opinion, and henceforth will di
-ide profits with them-and in fact all patrons of our House.
Ve are in no hurry to accumulate wealth, especially at the
xpense of the
With this view of business as it exists to-day, we ask our
riends of Clarendon county to visit us, make
A Special Call,
cud we feel assured of convincing them of the truth of these
tatemeuts. We desire especially to mention the fact that
v e handle
fT. C. SCAFFE,
Sumter, S. C.
STOVES AND TINWARE.
Largest Line of Goods Ever Carried.
R. W. DURANT & SON,
SUIM~Fn, S. c.
CLA1E.noN FRIENDS: W"e are now in onr LARGE, MAGNIFICENT, NEW Store ad- (
joining A. A. SOLOMONS. Come and see us. We cnn show you one of the
Handsomest Hardware Stores
in the State. Wo sell everything in the IIARDWARE LINE, from a nail to anything 4
you need, and at PRICES TO SUIT. L
STOVES! STOVES! STOVES! t
Best. Makes and Cheap. Crockery, Glass and Tinw are, and Har
ness. Fine Line Tale and Pocket Cutlery, Scissors, &c.
Guns and Pistols
In Great T"iety. CartridUes, Seulls, &c.
We can give you bargins. We are IfHeadquarters for it. Packing in Rubber and
Hemp, Lace Leather, Gin Bristles, &c. We are Powder Agents, and can sell it
cheaper than you can order it. Ctme and see us. we'll do you good (Respectfully,
lR. W. DURANT & SON.
jA W' THAMES, rI MNYT ED
HE TL.ANTA TIUST AND BANKING
Cpaywill mzake loans on improved
arsones termis. F"or p~articulatrs ap-.
SII~V ---a. .0 Juy 9th;, 1889. IhUSAPELT
M.ax G. Bryant, Jrs. M1. IxA....
Ojl--r: to, the peo ofi ti his; ::ection a coma- $outh Carolina. New York.
pk te line el
Grand Central Hotel.
First Class Groceries, BRYANT & LELAND, PaorRI~EoS.
Columbia, South Carolinn
consisling of any and everv kind (f goids Thre grand Central is the largesb and hest (
needed for famicily and !ilantaition us.. kept hotel in Columbia, located in the EX..
Choice First CIlass' Hamus for o>nly 10' cents.\ AT BC.SNJES CESTER OF THlE CITY,
Iwill s.*lI as che~ap as thei cheapest. and the |where all Street Car Lines pass the door,
qunalit y or my goodsl will aclways' he foun zd jand its .VKSF is not excelled by any in the
seriezly first (laL5:. I Souith.
by the Car Load which enables us to give our Patrons
Rock Bottom Prices.
Before placing your orders be sure to see us.
Very truly yours.
O'DONNELL & CO.
J. RYTTENBERri SONS,
s1:r7MTon, s. c.
The leading house in the State invites the people of Claren
[on County to visit their stores. A few of the reasons why it
vill pay you to do so.
Because our Stock is the Largest.
Because our Goods are the Newest.
Because our Prices are the Lowest.
We make no special leaders, as all our goods are leaders.
)ur line of
Dress Goods, Trimmings, &c.
,re unequalled in style and quality, embracing all the season's
Lovelties. A handsome line of the latest styles in Ladies' and
4isses Cloaks. In our
Till be found a cheap selection of the best makes. Sole agents
r Hough & Ford's Ladies' and Misses' Shoes, the celebrated:
less Shoes for men, the W. L. Douglas Shoes, and several oth
r leading makes. In our
Clothing and Furnishing Department
'e are winning new trade every day with our rightly made
lothing, made this season better than ever before. Sole agents
)r Strouse & Bro.' spatent square shoulder garments, eqal to
ie finest custom make. See our line of
Boys' and Children's Clothing.
Sole agents for the celebrated Kinockabout Suit. A. nobby
ne of HATS in all the leading Blocks.
CARPETS, OIL CLOTH, MATTINGS, AND RUGS
t New York prices. An immense line of
Gloves, Handkerchiefs, Hosiery, Corsets, &c.
SOLE AGENTS FOR THE
MATHER LACING KID GLOVES,.
Every p~air warrainted. A complete line of
taple and Fancy Groceries, Crockery and rdwarm
In this department we offer special inducements to mnetchants
nd dealers, and are prepared to compete with any market.
All orders by mail will receive prompt attention.
J. RYTTENBERG &SONS.