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A POLITICAL MANIFESTO.
JUDGE A. C. HASKELL DEFINES HIS
He Gives His IReasous Why lie Uanuot
Vote for Captain Tillman and Why he
Thinks the Straightout pemtioerats
Should Nominate a Ticket.
COLUmBIA, S.C., October 2.-The foL
lowing letter was published in the
News and Courier of last Tuesday:
To the Editor of the News and Cou- i
rier: Since the nomination of Mr. B.
R. Tillman by the political body which
assembled on the 10th instant at the
State House under the title of the State
Democratic Convention, my name has
been somewhat freely, though generally
with courtesy, handled by the press in
connection with the office of Governor
and opposition to the Tillman party. I
have received letters from mnifc whose
patriotic motives commanded my re
spect and I have had the assistance of
nearly a column of deprecatory editorial
advice by the Atlanta Constitution.
Difficult as it has been to refrain.from
answering the letters of my friends. I
have kept silent for the reason that,
having presented my views to the con
ferences held in July and Septeinuer.
and not having been sustained, I deem
ed it unfitting to continue to press
them on the public, never mind how
unchanged my judgment may remain.
I disregarded the implications and the
advice and the comments of the press
because they were without authority.
but I am now forced to speak in answer
to the following publication because it
"WAsHNIGTON, Sept. 27.-Colonel
John C. Haskell,in an interview with a
local paper here, in speaking about his
brother receiving the nomination for
"'I am certain that this movement
will receive no aid or encouragement
from my brother and the other Demo
cratic gentlemen on the ticket. Though
they dislike Tillman, they are Demo
crats. I had a talk with Judge Haskell
recently, and if he had entertained any
idea of allowing himself to be nomina
ted by the opposition he would have
taken me into his confidence.
"'This scheme will not work. Of
course the Republicans may go ahead
and vote for this ticket, but it will not
avail t'em. As much as I dislike Till
man and his methods, I propose to
vote for him. So does Senator Hamp
ton. I consider it the bounden duty of
all true Democrats to cast their votes
for Tillman. So far as my brotheris con
cerned you may state in the strongest
terms that his nomination by the Re
publicans was unsought by him, and
that he is averse to any such coali
I am sure that Colonel Iaskell would
not have used my name or claimed to
speak for me unless he was confident it
was my desi-e, or at leat that I had no
objection, and unless he felt sure that lie
understood my views, but we are all
liable to mistake and misapprehension.
While he has been entirely sincere and
has not made statements that he did
not think exactly represented me, nev
erthelessthe interview makes an en
tirely wrong impression on the public,
so far as 1 am concerned, and while I
would remain silent if I were the only
thing at stake. I have too many friends
who have stood by me to let my posi
tion be-tor a moment misunderstood.
it is this: I will not vote for Mr. Till
man, and I contend that no Democrat
should vote for him. For the reasons:
First. (A.) That his "manifesto" was
false and hostile to our Democratic
7party;(B.) That his speeches through
out the canvass were slanderous and
Smisrepresented the State and its people;
(C.) Thathe charged- our government
since control was acquired in 1876 by
Sthe white people with dishonesty. cor
ruption and perjury, all, of which he
and his associates know to be untrue.
Second. (A.) That the .Democratic
SConvention in August willfully and
Swantonly violated the written consti
-tution and the spirit of the party.
That the majority of that body by bold
Sand open violation of the constitution
expelled the duly elected delegates from
'Fairfield County, and finally forced the
degtsfrom Charleston. Beaufort,
Georgetown, Sumter and R'ichland to
retire to avoid participation in further
-ilegal pr'oceedings, whereby this Con
...vention was dissolved and had; no furt
-ther powerto represent the Democracy,
certaily not the Democracy of the
~six Counties that retired, for the Demo
~cratic Conventions of the Counties
Srepresented ratified their action, there
-by repudiating the subsequent pro
Sceedings of the body. Byv the unlaw
Sful body remaining, and in direct vio
lation of the written law a new consti
&tution was adopted and a new execu
Stiv-committee elected. (B.) The Con
-vention for the 10th of September had
beem called by the lawful executive
Scommittee a'nd could not, under the
constitution, be organized for business
.except by the chairman of that execu
tive committee. The new executive comn
mittee asserted their power. ratified the
ccall for the September Convention, and
4claimed the right to organize the body.
The legal executive committee, instead
Sof asserting and maintaining its rights,
made terms with the usurping comn
mitte~, and it was agreed that the law
ful chairman should first call the body
to order, but that it should not be in
order until the usurping chairman
should also call it to order. The Con
vention was thus surrendered to the
illegal chairman, who practically did
convene the body and control its or
ganization. Protest was made, but
without avail, but that protest spoke
'for a free people, who should not sub
mit to partisan tyranny and gag law,
whatever the struggle may cost. This
body, thus called the Democratic Con
vention, proceeded to business by thus
expelling the duly elected Democratic
delegtes from Fairfield, and seating
-the Tillman faction, and then expellet
the County of Sumter because the duly
elected delegates were from the legal
Democratic Convention, and the Till
-man delegates claiming the seats had
not a shadow of title. The Convertion
took up the question of nominations,
and at that stage, already having ap
pealed for our legal rights, having pre
sented a protest, but finding it void to
call for truth and justice. myself, with
some others. retired from the body and
washed our hands of its proceedings.
Technicaly, therefore, as atr ueDemi
ocrat I1 cannot vote for Mr. Tillmnan.
Legally I should not vote for Mr. Till
man. From self respect I will not vote
for him. Morally I cannot vote for
him. Not only not vote for him, but a
ticket should be run agamnst him.
insthat are entangled by political
office are warped by the importance of
It is to the people who disregard of -
fice and to the people who are broad
enough and high enough in patriotism
to work for the whole people and not
for a class and section that we should
appeal in an issue like this that in
.volves all that is dear and sacred to
those who love truth and virtue and
7piety, withont which no people can be
.noble and happy.
7A bold stand would at any time have
checked this down grade party. The
fight is harder than in 1876 because we
have waited too long. But it is never
too late to do what is right. There are
many good men who have been for
"the change" as it is called, who would
have affiliated under very different lead
ers and on sound principles if the men
.'whom we have honored and Mr. Till
man has maligned-the men who have
represented us and conducted the gov
ernent since 1876. and the men who
redemed the State in 1870 conul have
hrown off the "race" terror an lisre- I
arded the sine and vindicate(I the
rinci plts of our trne Democracy.
But the same timidity, h'nest, iut
nistaken, which soi. nearly suppres-d
sinl 1S70, : too unwhi power in t~
ceent canvass, and though heroic ef
orts were mae b a fev, the mn:y
yere silent and refusedto gird on their
rmnor because it sveied, t -)he int rne
inc war. Itetteor that thai to surren
er principl and eiorse by : vote the
lickest and most unfounded charges
hat have ever beeni made against the
This brings me to the last point: "So
ar as ny brother is .oncerned vou may
tate in the stronges't terms that his
mimuination by the lopublicans was
sought by him, and that he is averse
o any such coalition."
No such nomination has been sought
ior has it been made. The sentence
aken by itself may be entirely correct,
mt in conjunction with the preceding 1
)roduces a wrong impression. Of
ourse, I cannot seek or accept a nomi
tion by the 1epublican party, for I
.m riot a Republican; no more could I
cept a nomination by the Tillman
>arty, because its platform is as anti
)elnoeratic as is the Republican plat
But I will not avoid the issue, and
xill speak the truth as plainly as I can.
Ko man more than myself deplores the
xercise of suffrage, or I should say the
ight ot suffrage, by the colored race.
[t puts the weaker in conflict with the
tronger. The inevitable result where
he Anglo-Saxon race meets a weaker
s subjugation. From 1868 to 1876 the
eaker, led by white men, backed by
irmed force, oppressed the stronger.
n 1876 the position was reversed, and
his State assumed the attitude held by
>ther Southern States-the white race
lominant and the colored ra'e with the
uffrage majority passive. This condi
ion is anomalous and can only be con
Ainued by the preservation of two fae
ors which have prevailed, but have
teadily diminished from year to year
until now. The first is a government
which commands the approval and
-onsent of the whofe white population.
The other is such protection of person
and property and all legal individual
rights of the colored race as reasonably
ompensates their surrender of suf
frage and renders their condition bet
er than one of antagonism.
This was the appeal made by our no
ble leader in 1876, and this was our plat
form. The election was carried by the
aid of from twelve to eighteen thous
and colored votes, and our Governor
was trusted by all and beloved by most
of both races. Eight years of trial had
strengthened the patriotism of a de
voted people, and had purged their rea
son. The nature of the new govern
ment was then understood and accept
ed by all. Concessions were made by
representatives of all classes and all
opinions were recognized and respect
ed. In the State ticket of 1876 the lead
ers of the opposition were given posi
tions of rank and honor. The State
was a united body. We will not trace
the history. Take the results. The
press denounces and the Representa
tives of the people resent what is called
the arbitrary and oppressive rulings ot
the Speaker of the House of Represen
sentatives in Congress, and perhaps
properly. Take the conventions held
in this State in August and September
of this year and view the conduct of
the president, sustained by his majori
ty. Speaker Reed's rulings are but as
child's play compared with the expul
sion of delegations and the passing of
resolutions by this Democratic presi
dent. The unity is destroyed, and a
party divided against itself it worse
than no party. Therefore, though the
truth be bitter, it is safer to recognize
it and act promptly.
I will not make any personal comn
ment on the Tillman leaders or their
records, or the claims they may have
upon the hearts and minds of the peo
ple who have adopted them as their
guides. I simply say that their princi
ples and their practices are alike inimi
cal to the notions and actions of the
ideal government of 1876, That ideal
government was established,- and its
continuation has so far contributed to
a period of unexampled prosperity
throughout the State. The party now
seeking power denounces it in epithets
that it is needless to repeat, as they
have been heard in every county and
corner in the State for six weary
The issue is plainly before us. Shall
we try to preserve those principles
which'have been so dear to us and pro
du~ctive of good to all, or shall we aban
don them for we know not what, with
much to fear and little to hope ? We
have a responsibility, not of our own
making perhaps, but it is on us, and
what an all-ruling Providence has
placed man cannot remove. We have
our own race to preserve and we have
another race to protect. Our govern
ment is dual in its object, but single in
its representation. The white man is
to govern, but the black race is to be
protected. This is not only our moral
duty, but the violation of it is, and
justly so, our temporal ruin. We feel
no assurance that the Tillman govern
ment, an unrestrained, powerful mino-.
rity, will be other than reckless and op
pressve in its execution as it has been
in its incipiency. I therelore unequiv
ocally advocate an opposition ticket, to
organize a minority if we can do no
more, but to control the government if
possible. WXith this Democratic ticket
in the field we should ask the support
and mintain the rights of colored
voters as we did in 1876. I would not
mistake the colored people. The wvhite
man controls the property and will con
trol the government, but when the
white race divides it is a question with
the colored race which party will best
govern the Stat e. On this their vote
must depend. The wretched spectacle
of purchase and bribery is almost sure
to follow. Therefore I wish that the
race could b~e disfranchised if we could
have a guarantee of their protection.
But thiat is impossible. Trheir right of
sufrage is their nominal protection;
the class of white people they support
is their real protection.
Friends may raise a great outcry
against any allusion to colored voters.
I ask them is it without precedent ? I
ask them and some of the maost virulent
to name the municipal elections, out
side, perhaps. of Charleston and Colum
bida. when this vote has not been called
to the front. I ask for the ret urns on
the elections held to impose the bonded
debts for the construction of railroads
and other purposes duiing the last
twelve years. 'These returns will show
that the D~emocrats whose interest
were at stake did not hesitate to out
vote the taxpayers by the aid of color
ed voters. 1 would remind my friend
from afar off, the editor of the Atlanta
Constitution, who has been a consistent
Tilmanite, to look at the scenes in his
ov. n city, when the force :>f his paper
was divided and wvorked on both sides
of the prohibition question. What use
ther then made of file colored vote at
bis very door: And he prob~ably an ac
tr in it. Facts are stronger than
rhetoric. The denunciations may be
ltter for political reasons, but the men
who itter themi have asked for the col
>red vote erc this for tlheir perhaps
To end it in a word: It seems to my
'umble judgment more important at
:his day to oppose the election of 3Mr.
illman than it was to oppose the elec
.ion of Mr. D. II. Chamberlain in 1S76.
riends loved andl esteemedl charged
ie then with folly or madness. I will
e charged in liim manner now. 'The
7esults vindlicated my judgment then.
?od only knows the future; but my
:onscence 1s my law, and no party will
r race terror shall strip me of the
right to say or do what my sense of
Iuty dictates. A. C. IAsKELL.
CArT. Wesley N. Smith, of Rich -
'nond, Va.. who has been a prommnent
tepublican, announces in a letter dlated
eptember 16 that he shall no longer
xflHiate with the Rublihcan party .
THE BATTLE OF THE BALLOTS.
Ihe S:te Elections H(eld amd to lie Held
Ilh is Year.
.\lanama electedi State jllcers mUid
.egislatuire .\ ti.ust 1: will 6lct. eight
oigressmen Novei ber 4.
Arkansas elected State o1licers and s
..ei1islature September 1: will elect live f
'ongressmen N ovember 4. t
Califoriia will elect State olicers,
e.gislature and six Congressmen No- i
7eImber 4. t
Colorado will elect State officers, Leg
slature and one Congressmnan Novem- I
Connecticut will (lect State oltieers,
.eg-islatiire and four (ongressmen No
ei ber 1.
)eleware will elect (overnor, Legis
ature and one Congressman Novem
Florida will elect Supreme Court 1
lustice, comptroller, Legislature and
wo Congressmen November 4.
Georgia will elect State oflicers and
.Aegislature October 1, and vote upon
wo proposed amendments to the con
titution of the State. one extending
he benefits of the State pension to
'idows of the Confederate soldiers. and
Ihe other allowing the reading and
-eference of bills by title. when intlo
ueed; will elect ten Congressmen No
Idaho will elect State officers, Legis
ature and one Congressman October 1.
Illinois will elect State treasurer,
mperintendent of public instruction
egislature and twenty Congressmen
1 udiana will elect minor State officers,
Legislature and thirteen Congressmen
Iowa will elect minor State officers
mind eleven Congressmen November 4.
Kansas will elect State officers, Legis
lature, seven Congressmen and vote
upon two proposed amendments to the
State constitution November 4. One
of these amendments increases the
umber of Supreme Court Judges from
three to seven, and the other lengthens
the biennial session of the Legislature
to ninety days and provides for the pay
and mileage of members.
Kentucky elected clerk of the Court
of Appeals and delegates to a conven
tion to revise the Constitution of the
State August 4; will elect eleven Con
gressmen November 4.
Louisiana will elect six Congressmen
Maine elected Governor, Legislature
and four Congressmen September 8.
Maryland will elect six Congressmen
Massachusetts will elect State officers,
Legislature and twelve Congressmen
M1ichigan will elect State officers,
Legislature and eleven Congressmen
Minnesota will elect State officers,
Legislature and live Congressmen No
Mississippi elected delegates to a con
vention to revise the constitution of the
State July 29; will elect seven Congress
men November 4.
Missouri will elect minor State officers,
Legislature and fourteen Congressmen
Montana wlll elect Legislature and
one Congressman November 4.
Nebraska will elect State officers,
Legislature and three Congressmen, and
vote up in four proposed amendments
to the State constitution November 4.
These amendments relate to prohibition
and high license, provide for five Su
preme Judges, and increase the Judges'
Nevada will elect State officers, Leg
islature, and one Congressman Novem
New Ihampshire will elect Governor,
Legislature, and two Congressmen No
New Jersey will vote upon two pro
posed amenalments to the State con
stitution September 30. One of these
amendments cancels the prohibition
against special legislation regulating
the internal affairs of towns and coun
ties, and the other eliminates the clause
in reference to the appointment of
.Jdges of the Court of Common Pleas.
Will elect Legislature and seven Con
men November 4.
New York will elect Judge of the
Court of Appeals, two Judges of the
Supreme Court. Assembly, and thirty
four Congressmen November 4.
North Carolina will elect Chief and
Associate Judge of the Supreme Court,
Legislature, and nine Congressmen No
North Dakota will elect state officers,
Legislature and one Congressman No
Ohio will elect minor State oflicers
and twenty-one Congressmen Novem
Oregon elected State officers, Legisla
ture and one Congressman June 2.
Pennsylvania will elect State officers,
Legislature and twenty-eight Congress
men November 4.
Rhode Island elected State officers
and Legislature April 2: will elect two
Congressmen November 4.
South Carolina will elect State of
ficers. Legislature and seven Congress
men November 4.
South Dakota will elect State otticers,
Legislature and two Congressmen No,
Tennessee elected Supreme Judge
August 7; will elect Governor, Legisla
ture and ten Congressmen November 4.
Texas will elect State officers, Legis
lature, and eleven Congressmen, and
vote upon two proposed amendments
to the constitution of the State Novem
ber 4. One of these amendments. re
lates to the State tax and the other
authorizes the Legislature to create a
commission to regulate railroad tratfic.
Vermont elected State officers, Legis
lature, and two Congressmen Septem
Virginia will elect ten Congressmen
Washington will elect Legislature
and one Congressman November 4.
West Virginia will elect Judge of the
Court of Appeals. Legislature, and four
Congressmen November 4.
Wisconsin wvill elect State officers,
Legislature. and nine Congressmen No
Wyoming elected State officers, Leg.
islature, and one C'ongressman Septem
ber 14. _ _ _ _
MIesmerized1 by MJormanism.
NEw OiRK, Oct. 2.-The authorities
at the barge oflice this morning used an
immense amount or moral suasion on
thirty-two young women, who arrived
yesterday on the steamer Wyoming. to
induce them to forego their intention
of becoming proselytes to the Mormon
faith. The girls were separated from
the rest of the passengers as they land
ed, and placed in a room by themselves.
Three female missionaries from the
Emigrant Girls' Iome wvent among
them and tried to convince thenm of the
olly of the course they proposedj to
It was a very hard undertaking. One
f t~he girls, Karen Sylvester by name,
who acted as spokeswoman for the
party, frankly acknowledged that they
were all willing to be one of seven or
ight wives, and were fully aware of
the principles of 31ormonismn. The
;irls are all young and pretty and the
ttempt of the missionaries to infiu
?nce them proved an utter failure, and
is all that the barge office authorities
an do is to use persuasion, the entire
arty will proceed on their journey to
norrow by the Old Dominion Line via
ewport News, Va.
The party comprises, all told, twvo
undred and two persons, of whom
~hirty-two are children. Among them
s a marriedl English womatn who left
er husband in England to take up
he M1ormon faith. She said she was
~alled and comnpelled to go. She refused,
o tell her name.
THE National Democrat notes the
act that in 1874 the RepublIcan party
~vent to the country on a record of pro
ligacy and a force bill, and they were 1
eate~n out of sight. They aregoing to
;he country with the same record in
18910. It is the same country, and we
mn,.cnate onfidntly thea ame rennits.
THE FIRE IS LIGHTED.
'hiladelphia Repubitcans Fried to Save
'l ILAi1Ee'in1A. Oct. 3.-The immor
al process of fat frying is again in ac
ive op(eration. The fire is h:t, the
killet is red and the oleaginous juices
i!s and splutter merrily. To carry
he metaphor further, the air here
.boits conveys the odor of the melting
dipose of wealthy Republican protec
The immediate occasion for the re
rival of the party fry-kettle is the im
>ending struggle in the Congressional
)istrict of Ohio. in which the high
riest of the advanced protectionists,
,m. McKinley, will be pitted against
lolin G. Norwich. The defeat of Major
JcKinley is altogether too deplorable
in event for the advocates of a high
ariff to consider calmly. Such a catas
rophe'would be regarded they assume
,o believe as a heavy blow given the
ause. If there is any one man, after
he mighty Reed, whom the Republican
eaders consider as necessary to the
iext House it is the doughty Major.
'he election of McKinley can not be
icomplished. There must be many
-oters purchased in order to attain a
najority on election day. No one is
nware of this fact with a more realizing
;ense than Major McKinley himself.
lut the knowledge does not deter him,
lected he means to be if the ways and
eans can be obtained. Why not start
he fry kettle again? It has been
started. The fry-master is one Walter
Dhance, of Medine County, Ohio. In
'his city the following are among the
principal victims who have been ex
posed to the gradual heat of arguments
and requests. The value of the pro
luct of the fry in each individual
instance is given :
John Wanamaker.......... 500
homas Doian & Co...... ...... 500
W. H. Grund..................... 500
John & James Dobson............ 500
Justice Bateman & Co........... 500
Doats Bros....................... 250
Edward A Green & Co........... 250
has. A. Webb & Co.............. 100
U. L. Cooper..................... 25
The sum of $3,125 is not a large one
when the work to be done is consider
ed, but it is only a portion of the cor
ruption fund that has been raised to
aid McKinley. The above-mentioned
gentlemen who have been relieved of
a portion of their adiposity are inter
ested in wool, and they are among the
contributors to the famous $5O,000
fund raised by Thomas Dolan and dis
bursed by John Wanamaker in accord
ance with the suggestions of States
man Matthew Stanley Quay to elect
President Harrison. Walter Chance
has operated in the East as well as in
Philadelphia, and while it is impossible
at present to give the names of the con
tributors and the amount that was ex
torted, enough is known to warrant the
present announcement that the McKin
ey corruption fund is already large and
that it bids fair to be larger.
THE BISHOPVILLE POSTOFFICE.
A Statement of th e Facts As to Why the
Office Was Closed.
BIsiiorVILLE, S. C., Oct. 2.-On Mon
day last our postoffice was formally
losed by a postal official sent here for
that purpose, and our mail is now left
at another office six miles away. Be
cause, as John Wannamaker expressed
it: "If the people of Bishopvilie will
not stand a negro postmaster, they will
have to do without a postoffice."
Perhaps a statement of the facts lead
ing up to this will be interesting.
Some time ago Rev. I. R. Miller, a
negro preacher, was appointed post
master at this place. A few days after
he assume d the discharge of the duties
of the office he was arrested upon the
street by the police of the to wn for
carrying concealed deadly w eapons,
there being an ordinaner of the town
prohibiting the carrying of concealed
deadly weapons upon the person. Mil
ler was arraigned before the town
council, tried, found guilty, and fined
for the offense.
After Miller was discharged by the
town authorities, a citizen of the town
went before a Trial Justice and swore
out a warrant for the aforesaid offense
under the statutes of the State. Mil-,
ler, learning of this, proposed to this
prosecutor if he would withdraw this
prosecution he (Miller) would leave
the place. This was agreed to. Accord
ingly Miller appointed an assistant
postmaster,-Mr. Scarborough. our for
mer postmaster, tendered his resignar
tion, and left here, and thus matters
have remained until now.
We have the spectacle of the United
States government playing the game of
spite" at a little country town, because
a negro official violates State and mu
nicipal laws, and is likely to get him
self into serious trouble thterety, and to
save himself the penalties, which he
knows he justly deserves, abandons his
The Postmaster General of a great
and powerful government subjects all
the citizens of a town and thickly set
:ed community to the great incon
venence of a want of mail facilities.
We suppose if the "Rev." IL R. Miller
had violated ever3 statue law of the
State and every ordinance of the town
the people should have stood mutely
aghast and let him alone because he
held a postmaster's commission from
the great Sunday school lecturer, the
Hon. John Wannamnaker.
If it has come to that, that we must
allow all manner of violation of law at
the hands of some government pet, or
be denied those rights and priyileges
and advantages which under the con
stitution and laws, and by virtue of
our being tax paying subjects, we are
entitled, then we say:
"Sweet land of Liberty,
Of thee I-"
Don't sing. not now.-Eagle.
A Teiegraph Operator's Blunder.
WIKEBARE, PA,. September 29.
Through the failure of a telegraph oper
:itor on the ,Jersey Central Road to delh
ver a train order to-night a piassenger
train and a coal train came in collision.
One engineer and two firemen were killed
andl one engineer and two brakemen
were badiy hurt. The passengers suffer
d nothing worse than a fright and a few
Game to Sumter
ad inspect my large stock of Clothing,
liats, Shoes, Gents= Furnisning Goods, Dry
oods, Hardware, Groceries, Tinware,
3rokery, in fact everything that is kept in
ENERAL. MERCHANDISE STORE.
I will give my customers special bargains
ma pay the highest prices for Hides, Furs,
and all kinds of contry prodnp.ce
I M. K AR E SH,
Liberty Street, Sumter, S. C.
In bend of King Street,
CHARLESTON, S. C,
Newly furnished. Electric bells. Electric
ights in all rooms and hallways. Rates,
2 and S2.50. G. T. ALFORD, Proprietor.
H A RLES C. L ESLIE
WAholsalec & Retail Commission Dealer in
Consignments of poultry, eggs, and all
:inds of country produce are respectfully
)ffice Nos. 18 & 20 Market St., E. of East Bay
I have just returned from the North with
the largest and best assorted stock of
that has ever been offered by me since I
hr.ve been ;n the busineas. I am prepared
to compete with the largest merchan.ts in the
town. My stock consists of
DRESS GOODS. TRIMMINGS, HOME
SPUNS, PANTS GOODS
of all kinds, and in fact -verything that is
kept in a
Dry Goods Store.
I also have the best assortment of GENTS'
FURNISHING GOODS in town, and my
Clothing and Hats
I can sell cheaper than any one else. If you
want first class family and plantation
give me a trial, and I will convince yon that
it is to your interest to buy from me.
Manning, S. C.
IUMTER, S. C.
First class acconmodations and excellent
table. Convenient to the b.'siness portion
of the town. 25 cents for dinner.
J. H. DIXON, Proprietor.
C. WULBERN & CO.
Flour a Specialty.
Nos. 171 and 173 East Bay Street,
-CHARLESTON, S. C.
M. Drake & Son,
BOOTS, SHOES, & TRUNKS.
235 Meeting St., CHARLESTON, S. C.
LUrgest stock, best assortment, lowest prices.
. T. MCGAHAN. A. S. BnowN. OBT. P. EvANs.
McGAHAN, BROWN & EVANS,
Dry Goods, Notions,
Boots, Shoes and Clothing,
Nos. 226, 228 & 230 Meeting Street,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
S. THOMAS, J. J. M. THOMAS.
Stephen Thomas,Jr,& Bro.
.JEWELRY, SILVER & PLATED WARE,
Spectacles, Eye6Ilasses &sFancy Goods.
..r"Watches and Jewelry repaired by
257 KING STREET,
CHARLESTON, S, C.
Carrington, Thomas & Co.,
JEWELRY, SILVERWARE AND FANCY GOODS,
No. 251 King Street,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
A. McCOBB, Jr.
LME, CEMENT, PLASTER PARIS, HAIR, FIRE
BRICKS, AND FIRE CLAY, LAND PLAS
TER, AND EASTERN HAY.
Agents for White's English Portland Cement.
JoHN F. WERNER. L. H. QUInoLIro.
JOHN F. WERNER & CG.
l64 & I66 East Bay and 29 & 31
OH A1R LESTON, . C.
157 and 169, East Bay,
CHIARILESTON, S. C.
JOHN T. CONNOR,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Solicits consignments of cotton on which
ib1vao advances will be me
Opposite .J. IEyttenberg 4: Sons' Grocery on
Give me a call when you come to
Sumter, and I will guarantee satisfac
tion to one and all. Fine liquors and
pure North Carolina corn whiskey a
specialty, also fancy drinks.
A. P. LEVY.
)EXTER, ONE OF THE FINEST ST AL
lions in the county, will stand at Jdf
dan the next two months, or will meet ,ep
gagements in any part of te cunty
Sep 16, 190. Jordan, S. C.
1 N. WILSON,
1 , AENT EQU)TABLE LIFE AS
MANNING. S. C.
JUSEPH I . lll,
ATTUll|EY .1'' LAW'
ML\NNiN(, s. C.
OjiN '-. WILSUN.
Alffirnelj aid (oniwebo' at Lair,
MANNING, S. C.
AT7,77:NE'Y A T' LA WI
MANNING, S. C.
E, Notiry Public with seal.
G ALLEN HUGGINS, D. 1). S.,
CIER|AU, S. 6.
pT-Visits Mlanning every month ox two
T HE TIMES OFFICE IS FITTED UP IN
a manner that warrants it in soliciting
your patronage for job printing. Send us
your orders which shall have prompt atten
tion. Prices as low as the ciLies. Satisfac.
tion guaranteed. Keep us in mind.
FORESTON DRUS STORE,
FORESTON, S. C..
I keep always on hand a full line of
Pure Drugs and- Medicines,
FANCY AND TOILET ARTICLES, TOILE'I
SOAPS, PERFUMERY, STATION
ERY, CIGARS, GARDEN SEEDS,
and such articles as are usually kept in n
first class drug store.
I have just added to my stock a line of
PAINTS AND OILS,
and am prepared to sell PAINTS, OILS
LEAD, VARNISHES, BRUSHES,
in quantities to suit purchasers.
L. W. NETTLES, M. D.,
Foreston, S. C.
A. S. ;. PERr.Y. Ni. n. SrmoNS. nt. A. PrINGLE.
Johnston, Crews & Co.,
JOBBERS OF DRY GOODS,
Notions and Small Wares,
Nos. 49 Hayne & 112 Market Streets,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CO
OF NEW YORK.
R. A. McCURDY, Prest
The oldest, strongest, largest, bes
company in the world. It "Cmakes as
surance doubly sure."
. B. Canley, .Agent for Ker.haw am
Clarendon, Camdena, .S. .
ED. L. GERNAND,
Columbia, S. C.
GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL,
COLUMBIA. S. C.
Is the largest hotel in the city, and has
during the past year, been thorougbly reno
vated, remodeled, and refitted with all mod
ern improvements. Centrally located, ani
offers inducements for the accommodatioz
of its patrons. Has 6 spacious, light, ani
airy sample rooms. Hot and cold baths, el
evator, &c. Cuisine under supervision o;
Mr. E. E. Post, late of Lookout Point Hotel
Lookout Mountain, Tenn. The proprietot
hopes by strict attention to the wvant~s of his
patrons to ;uerit a shaie of patronage.
F. W. sEEGERS, E. E. POST,
.,LDW0'RK tA fCHM J
-L5. 28 UNON SQUAREy sC
sT.Louls.Ma. - . ALLAs.TEX.
W,. E. BROWN & CO., Manning, S. C.
FIFTEEN DAYS' TRIAL
IN YOUR OWN NOUSE BEFORE YOU PAY ONE CENT.
Dons pay an agent 95 or 60, but rend for circular.
THE C. A. WOOD C .,'I,"a I~'
~EINES, NETS, TENTS, AND SPORTING GOODS.
Double Barrel Breech Loading Shot Guns,
choke bored, $8 to $100. Single Breech Lead
ing Shot Guns, $4 to $25. Every kind of
Breech Loading and Repeating Rifles, $3 to
$0. Muzzle Loading Double Shot Guns,
5 to $35. Single Shot Guns, $2.50) to $12.
Revolvers. $1 to $20. Double Action Self
Cockers, $2.50 to $I0. All kinds of Car
tridges, Shells, Caps, Wads, Tool e, Powder
Flasks, Shot Pouches, Primers. Send 2
cents for Illustrated Catalogue. Address
J. H. JOIINSTON, GREAT WESTERN
GUN WORKS, Pittsburg, Pa.
Manning Shaving Parlor.
HTAIR CUTTING ARTISTICALLY EX
4ecuted, and shaving done with best
rizors. Special attention paid to shampoo
ing ladies' heads. I have hadl considerable
experience in several large cities, and guar
antec satisfacetion to my customers. Parlor
next door to Manning 'Ii ics.xTTm
J. ADGER SMYTH. F. J. PELZER, Special Partner.
SMYTH & ADOER,
Factors and Commission Merchanis,
1%Trtha Atlanatic W7barf,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
OTTO F. WIETERS,
Wholesale Dealer in Wines, Linuors and Cigars,
No. 121 East Bay, Charleston, S. C.
OTTO TIEDEMAN & SONS,
Wholesale Grocers and Provision Dealers,
172, 174, and 176 East Bay Street,
C! HI YA RA L3 -B S T O l\, S. 0.
F. J. PELZER, President. F. S. RODGERS, Treasurer.
Atlantic Phosphate Company,
A-R a m-.-rCNq, S. c.
AND IMPORTERS OF..
."PUire Crer.m3aa I! lilit.
PELZER, RODGERS, & CO., General Agts.,
BROWN'S WHARF, CHARLESTON, S. C.
Mn. M. LEVI, of Manning, -will be pleased to supply his frends and the public gen
ally, with any of the above brands of Fertilizers.
B. B. BRows, Pres. Joux P. HUTCsINSON, Manager. T. H. McCALL, Gen. Supt & Treas.
Charleston Mattress M'Vg Company,
MANU .CTUEit'EDB.S OF
High Grade Moss, Hair, and Wool ttesses.
Wholesale Jobbers and Manufacturers in all Kinds of
Capacity, 250 mattresses per day. Capacity, 500 pillows per day. Write for price list.
Will pay highest prices for corn shucks.
Office and Sales Room 552 and 554 King St., CHARLESTON, S. C.
MOLONY & CARTER,
Dealers in Corn, Oats, Bran, Hay, Flour, Feed.
244 & 246 Meeting St., Opp. Pavilion Hotel, CHARLESTON, S. C.
.TiContracts made for car load lots or less.
W. E. HOLIES. LEIM&D MOOE.
W. E. HOLMES & CO.,
White Lead and Colors,
Oils and Varnishes,
.Glass and Brushes,
Mill and Naval Store Supplies.
STREET LAMPS and LANTERNS ofALL KINDS.
OFFICE, 207 EAST BAY, CHARLESTON, S. C.
EVERYTHING IN THE PAINT, OILt, AND GLASS LINE.
WM. M. BIR D & CO.J
* CHARLESTON, S. C.
STATE AG~ENTS FOR MARVIN'S SAFES AND
Charleston Iron Works,
Manufacturers and DealerS in
Marine Stationary and Portable Engines and Boilers, Saw
Mill Machinery, Cotton Presses, Gins, Railroad, Steam
boat, Machinists', Engineers' and Mill Supplies,
avRep~airs executed with promnptness and Di.sp.atcht. Sendfor price lKats.
East Bay, Oor. Pritchard St.,
Charleston, S. C.
Wholesale Balkery and Candy F'aCtory.
AGENTS FOR HOLMES & COU T SE AFOAM WAFEiRS AND~ ENGLISE BISCUITS'
464 4nd 466 King St., CH ARLESTON, S. Q.
PEJRCIVAL MF'G-. CO.,
S.\SU, DOOR~S, AND BLINDS. 478 to 48f6 Meeting St., CHARLESTON . C
THE BEST AND THE CHEAPEST,
All goods gu iranteed. E.timates fornishe.1 by return mail. Large stock, promf:
shipments. Onr gods do not shink or warp.
Geo. E. Toale & Company,
3MANVFACTUrERIS OF AND wHOLEsALE DEALE~hs IN
Doors, Sash, Blinds, Moulding, and General Building Material.
Otrice and S.-desroomus, 10 and 12 Hayne St., CHIARLESTrON, S. C.
OLD CLOTHES MADE NiE'
SEND YOUR DYEINGy TO THE
CHARLESTON STEAM DYE WORKS,
All work guaranteed. 310 King St., CHARIL~STON, S. C,
SMOKE HENO CIGAR, THE BEST NICKLE CIGAR SOLD.
B. A. JOHNSON, Sole Agent, Manning, S. C.
SOL ISEiMA, Wholesale Grocer, State Agent,
1ma East Bayr, chaarlestoni, S. 0.
Lilienthal & Blohm e,
Succesor to F. J. Lilienthal & Son,. rpitgeo
And dealer in Prepared F'lour, Gist and Me ~l, also Bayj, Griun, Flour, Mill Feed.
etc. S,:nd 32, 34, and :u Bi :anofain St. CHARLESTON, S. C.