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THE MANNING TIMES*
wran in - n T,1. M- C-i
LOUIS APPELT, Editor.
Wednesday, October 31, 1894.
Do Your Duty.
The political situation in the State
is such as to require a general wak
ing up of the Democratic forces. There
never was a time in the history of
white man's supremacy when it was
more neccessary for the Democratic
voters to turn out on election day
than at present. All kinds of com
binations have been entered into by
the defeated soreheads with the op
position to defeat the Democratic
standard bearers and to keep our
politics in a condition to force the
negroes to come in as an important
factor. If the opposition to the con
stitutional convention succeed, the
people of this State will have to con
tend in 1896 with a more fearful state
of affairs than they had in 1876.
Already it is authoritatively reported
that deals have been made in certain
districts to defeat our Democratic
congressman, and. in this district
there are several Independent county
tickets which means nothing less
than the knifing of McLaurin for the
future support of the negro.
There must not be any staying
away from the polls on election day.
Every man must be at his post to see
that the Democratic standard bearers
succeed in trampling under foot the
last vestige of Independentism. Col.
Davio the Independent candidate for
congress against Dr. Strait sounded
the doctrine of the opposition when
he said "the rule of the majority is not
Democracy. The people of this
State had a true example of the rule
of the majority in the period from
1868 to 1876." This man had the
effrontry to stand up before the peo
ple and with his brazen tongue put
the majority of the white voters in
the same boat with those that con
trolled the government prior to 1876.
In other words the Reformers accord
ing to Col. Davie are no better and
no more fit to govern than was that
black horde that had control of
affairs until the white masses hurled
them from power.
Col. Davie is not alone in the ex
pression of such sentiments, in fact
there is an element in this State will
ing and anxious to resort to any and
all means to again get control. They
would if allowed sink the State in
perdition rather than have the con
trol of the government in the hands
of the majority of the white men in
Before the revolution of 1890 when
such men as Colonel Davie filled the
high offices no such expressions as
the majority being unfit to rule was
even heard of. No, any attempt
then, to place obstacles in the way of
those in power was frowned down,
bat now, after repeated futile efforts
to recaptnre the offices . a few men
in the opposition ranks are not only
-- wiling to obstruct the progress of
white man's rule, but are actually
engaged in making all kinds of deals
to destroy it forever.
If an Independant was worse than
a radical in 1878 he is no better to
day, and if it was neccessary to crush
out Independentism then it is more so
now. Let every man make it his busi
ness to lay aside everything on the 6th
of November and go to the polls to
work for the maiintenance of the white
supremacy. Let us show Doctor
Pope and his fellow conspiritors that
the people have their eye~s open and
will not be hoodwinked into sacri
ficing their political freedom. Go to
the polls and vote for every Demo
cratic candidate and for the constitu
It is all very nice to preach har
mony and peace, but how can there
be any peace and harmony when such
men as Col Davie are allowed to
stand up in the presence of the peo
ple and tell them they are not fit to
govern; that the rule of the majority
is not Democracy; that the present
majority of white voters in the State
are on the footing with the black ma
jority that ruled the State prior to
1876. We want peace and harmony,
but such men as CoL Davie are in
capable to bring about the desired
peace, because they are constantly
hurling insulting falsehoods into the
faces of the white masses.
.The matter of improving our free
rcbool system can not be impressed
too strongly on the minds of our law
makers. The country is actually suf
fering from an educational famine,
and if our representatives do nothing
more in the coming session of the
legislature than to give the people a
school system which will keep the
free schools open ten months in the
year, they will have done the coun
try and the people generally better
service than any previous body that
has met in the general assembly since
the war. Let the people hold a meet
ing in every township, and petition
the legislature to make a sfficient ap
propriation to give the children of
the poor a free school woich will be
of some benefit. If we can not have
a better system than the present one,
then abolish the school tax and not
make people pay for a thing that is
little better than nothing.
The political contest in New York
State has become so complicated that
it is hard to predict what the out
come will be. The Mugwumps and
Tammanyites are fighting each other
to the bitter end. Chairman Faul
kner of the National Congressional
committee after spending days in
New York trying to heal the breach
has utterly failed and left disgusted
with the outlook. If Senator Hill
comes out of the fight victorious it
will be the grandest victory the New
York Democracy has ever gained and
it will force him to the front as the
legitimate presidential nominee. If
New York goes Republican this time
it means a Republican president in
1896 certain, and possibly a Repub
lican congress. The Democracy in
the Empire State is cut up into war
ring factions, and they are scrambl
ing there for the loaves and fishes
without regard to the future success
of the party.
The Washington authorities de
,line to allow the State authorities to
pay the Federal tai on liquor in
THE DUTY OF DEIOCRATS.
They Should Support the Nominees -
Pope Hit Hard.
(From The Piedmont leadlight.)
Let every true Democrat in South Caro
lina, without regard to past factional lines,
go to the polls on the 6th day of November
and vote the straight State ticket. By the
Conservatives doing this, it will do more
than anything else to restore political fel
lowship between the factions. We are par
ticularly anxious that the city of Spartan
burg give the regular Democratic ticket a
large majority for it will have a good effect
here after, and do much to build up the
business of our town. You may talk about
bridging the political chasm, but unless
the minority show by their votes that they
are ripe for reconciliation, the people will
not believe them.
Dr. Pope is an Independent candidate,
and is not such a man as any self-respecting
voter would wish to support. He held for
years a lucrative office under the Reform
administration, and was most violent and
abusive in his criticism of the Conserva
tives. He helped to draw up those Laurens
resolutions endorsing the Colleton plan,
and then withdrew from the primary be
cause his own suggestions were accepted.
He started out making speeches strongly en
dorsing the dispensary law,but flopped over
and now one of the most violent denouncers
of that same law.Vhile claiming to be a Dem
ocrat,the Doctor advocates a high protective
tariff, which is straight-cut Republican doc
trine. Dr. Samps. Pope is worse than a
political turn-coat. He has gone back on
his own people, and is now denouncing
everything he once supported. And a man
who will desert one party will desert an
other party, when it his interest to do so.
How any Conservative can vote for Dr.
Samps. Pope, with his inconsistent and
treacherous record before him, is. beyond
our comprehension. Such a voter must
be in sore straits indeed, as was the old
maid who went into the woods to pray to
the Lord to send a husband, when one of
those old horned owls in a tree overhead
screeched out, "Woo! Woo!"
The old gal thinking that her petition
was answered, eagerly replied, "Just any
body, oh Lord! Just anybody you will send
and who will have me !" 'When a Conser.
vative votes for Dr, Pope, he is certainly
in a hard row of stumps, and the best
thing we can advise him to do is to go out
and hang himself.
But in the event that the Antis and ne
groes unite on Pope and our Reformers
remain away from the polls, there is dan
ger of his coming in. Information has
reached us that the blacks are secretly or
ganizing all over this county, as well as
the State, and the last one of them intends
t3 vote for Dr. Pope. Now, this black vote
will amount to but little unless the dis
grantled whites go with them, and our
farmers fail to do their duty and turn out.
In that event Pope would be elected Gov
ernor. Our Reformers must not imagine
that their work was finished when they
nominated John Gary Evans and a State
ticket. It is true that their crop has been
made, but they must go to the polls in
in November and gather it in.
And another thing: We believe that Dr.
Pope is backed by Republican campaign
money. If not, why is he supporting a
protective tariff so earnestly? And then,
where does that money come from to print
several hundred thousand election tickets
and campaign the State, stopping at fine
hotels ? Dr. Pope is a very poor man, so
we are reliably informed, and poor folks
can't indulge in such expensive luxuries
without outside help.
We have nothing against Dr. Pope per
sonally, but his position of late has been
so inconsistent and treacherous to his for
mer faction and former friends that we
hae lost all confidence in him. So go to
the polls on the 6th day of November and
vote the straight ticket, with every i dotted
and every t crossed. This is a duty that
you owe to yourself, to your party, and tc
your State. We cannot imagine a greatei
humiliation that could be inflicted upon
South Caralina than that Dr. Samps. Pope
should be elected Governor. But there is
no danger of this if every Reformer will
turn ont and vote. Even the combined
negro and anti vote could not then over
come the Democratic majority.
A Bit of History.
The News and Courier, in discussing the
constitutional convention, recently said:
"The two-mill tax in aid of the public
schools was a Democratic measure and was
placed in the constitution by specia
amendment. It can be taken out of the
constitution in the same way." If our con
temporary means to say that the two-mill
tax was originated by Democrats, it is
clearly misinformed as to the facts, and
the amendment did not become successful
in the end without a stout and stubborn
The Yorkville Enquirer has also alluded
to this matter, saying that the two-mill tax
is "an amendment suggested by Wade
Hamption in 1878," and again; "This
provision became a part of the constitu
tion as an amendment, suggested and
adopted in 1878 by Democrats.
The amendment placing the two-mill tax
in the constitution was proposed by the
Legislature elected in 1874, and was dis
tinctively a measure inaugvrated by the
Chamberlain adminstration. During the
progress of the campaign in 1870, the
question arose as to what the Democrats
would do with this amendment, and the
issue was squarely made with the State De
mocratic executive committee by certain
Republicans who wished to act with the
Democrats in getting rid of the carpet- bag.
ger, but who were greatly interested in the
passage of this amendment. Genera]
Hapton and his co-workers were making
appeals to the colored people to join with
their white neighbors in restoring good
government to the State, and distinct
pledges were being made on the stump
every day that the civil and-political rights
of the negros should not be disturbed if
the Democrats got control of the State.
The maintenance ot the public schools
was emphatically promised in various
ways, but the Republicans who proposed
to act with the Democrats deemed it impor
tant that a definite pledge should be given
in regard to the two-mill tax, and the exec
utive committee was urged to commit the
Democrats without reserve to this amend
ment. This was not done, however, but in
view of the emergencies of the campaign
and as a matter of expediency, the State
executive committee adopted a resolution
which recommended the Democratic voters
to cast their ballots for the amendment,
but leaving each voter to decide the ques
tion for himself. This satisfied the Repub
lican allies, and beyond question it was
a potential factor in controlling negro votes
or neutralizing Republican influences in a
number of counties.
The amendment was adopted at the polls
by an overwhelming majority, if we mis
take not, though a considerable portion of
the Democrats were averse to the measure,
and many of them voted against it. Some
acquiesced in the recommendation of the
executive committee on the ground of ex
pediency, while others voted for the
amendment in order to make the tax de
finite and distinct.
The two-mill tax was not settled at the
polls in 1876, for the amendment had to
run the gauntlet of the Democratic Legis
lature, many of whose members were not
in sympathy with the public school system
and did not regard the action of the exec
utive committee as a distinct and bin ding
pledge upon the party. The contest over
this amendment in the House was especial
ly warm, and while resulting in a victory
for the Hampton adminstration, the op
position was strong and vigorous.
As a matter of fact, the two-mill tax has
been a bone of contention ever since, and
the white voters are by no means a unit in
its favor. This dissatisfaction grows
stronger each year, as the operation of the
tax is plainly seen to give the advantage to
the negro in this State. Of course, it can
be eliminated from the constitution by the
same process which procured its insertion
therein, and if the voters decide against
holding a constitutional convention it will
not be surprising to find a joint resolution
proposed by the incoming Legislature to
repeal the amendment levying a two-mill
tax for the public schools, so as to leave the
mode and manner of imposing this tax to
THE VOICE OF A STATESMAN.
A Well Painted Picture
Governor Tillman is a deep think
er, and one who looks beyond the
present as will be seen from the fol
lowing interview had with Mr, Au
gust Kohn, the able correspondent o:
the News and Courier. The mattel
contained in this interview should b
read by every white man in the State
regardless of factional differences.
"While I am talking on politics and
the status in that Congressional dis
trict I had just as well give those o
our people, who care to know mi
views on other questions. a fev
words of warning on the danger
ahead of us. There is a crisis upoi
us, and the inunediate future i
fraught with more of good or ill thai
any period in our history since 1861
The dark wave of corruption, nis
government and well-nigh anarchy
which engulfed our State during thi
days of Radical dominion, failed t<
overwhelm and destroy our civiliza
tion because of the feeling of rac
unity; blood was thicker than water
and white men were ever ready to re
spond to the call of white supremacy
When the toesin was sounded in 16
76 the white men of the State re
sponded as one man, and our peopli
moved as a solid phalanx to recove:
their lost liberties and restore de
cency and order in the conduct o
"The unfortunate divisions whic1
have arisen among us, and I will no
now discuss the question as to wher
the blame lies, have reached thi
point for a second time where whit<
men of acknowledge integrity an<
character and decent reputation ari
willing to use the negro in our poli
ties in the hope of regaining a los
ascendency. I have no uneasiness a
to the result of the election this year
There is no possibility of any grea
inroad being made on the Democrat
ic party as now organized. Evan
will be elected by an overwhelmin
vote and the complexion of the Leg
islature will undergo little if an;
change from the status fixed by th
primary of August 28.
"But the issue which vitally con
cerns the future of this State and it
people. the calling of a Constitutiona
Cbnvention, is in doubt. All the ele
ments opposed to Reform in th
State, every newspaper controlled b;
the so-called Conservatives and sev
eral which have hitherto sided wit
the Reformers are opposing the Con
vention with every argument possi
ble. When I consider the fact tha
this opposition may defeat the call
ing of a Convention I shudder t<
think what will inevitably follow ii
the next political campaign.
"Our people will come together i
the Convention is called, and patriot
ism and character without regard t<
faction will govern in the selectioi
of those who will make a new Con
stitution. But if the Convention i
not called then we will be divided in
to two hostile camps of white men i
the next campaign, struggling to se
which can get the most negro votes
This is as inevitable as that the sul
will rise to-morrow. What the resul
will be upon the future progress o
the State and its business interest
must be apparent to every thinkin
man. Some men affect to believ<
that the negro, as a factor in our pol
itics, would produce no untoward re
sults, nor be dangerous to the publi<
welfare. Others say that the 'best
white people, as they term them
selves, and the negroes in politica
combination would bring about
restoration of good government.
But can ye touch pitch and not bi
defiled ? Can the 100,000 white mei
in South Carolina energize and marn
shal the 140,000 negro voters in thi:
State and lead them to the polls, con
tending for the mastery, without de
struction of all of our business inter
ests and a paralysis of every industry
Can this vast horde of ignorant an.
debased voters participate in govern
mnent without corrupting, and de
bauching the public service? Iti
not clear that while in the first fight
and even possibly in the second, de
cent and honest men may be electe<
to office, that the inevitable trend c
politics will be for those who are mos
willing to go to the level of the ne
gro to control them? Will the ne
groes not demand and enforce a di
vision of the offices as a recognitio:
of their service? Can we hope tha
character and intelligence will con
tinue to control when such contir
gencies arise, as they inevitably wi]
arise? Will not the needy and greed:
office-seekers, the corrupt, the low
the base, among the whites finail:
use the negro votes to virtually con
fiscate property and renew under thi
form of law John J. Patterson's fivy
more years of good stealing?"
"How then can any patriotic, .sen
sible man, who loves his State an<
race, hesitate as to how he shall vote
on this Convention question? I coui
fess it puzzles me to account for th<
insane opposition which has arisex
in so many quarters. In some coun
ties, where the whites are in major
ity, which have, therefore, never un
dergone, except in a modified degree
the degradation and miseries of th<
reconstruct ion period, demagogica
pleas are used to frighten the poo0
whites. If we had a white majority
in theiState this burning question o:
negro supremacy, or quasi suprema
cy, need not cause so much alarm.
"But those white men in the white
counties, who are opposing a Con
stitutional Convention and say ther<
is no danger, are like the: ostricl
which hides its head in the sand and
considers itself out of harm's way
They have never suffered what thel
brethren in the lower part of thi
State have endured and they cannoi
therefore conceive the terrible results
that will follow a division of the white
struggling to control the negro vote
and making him the arbiter of oui
politics. If a Constitutional Con
vention is not called when th4
twentieth century shall dawn or
this country there will be forty oi
fifty, negro representatives in the
South Carolina Legislature and in
most counties half, while in many
counties all of the county offices will
be filled by negroes.";
"But Governor, howv is the Consti
tution to prevent all this?"
"We have been trying to get a
Constitutional Convent ion ever since
the whites regained possession of the
State Government. The two thirds
of the House necessary to call one
have voted that way time and again,
but it was defeated in t he Senate, and
once, if I remember, when the Senate
voted the necessary t wo-thirds the
House was not ready. The people
were not then divided as they are
now, and there never wvas the dan
ger that now exists. It is the lack of
unity among the white men which
will produce these dire results, and
the calling of a convention is the on
ly thing which will obviate the dan
ger. There is no doubt that the reg
istration law will either be upset by
the courts before the campaign of
18%t, or that the Legislature will be
forced to provide for such changes as
will again put all the negroes in a
condition to vote. A Constitutional
Convention can deal with the suffrage
uestion in a way to save the suffrage
to every white man who is worthy of
a vote, while at the same time reduc
ing the negro voters at least one-half,
"How?" That's the question I
"That's my secret. Let the people
f the State, the poor workingmen,
who have been my sup~porters and of
whose cause I have always been
hampion, trust me. Let them vote
for the Convention. The time to dis
cuss the method of rednr-ingr the ne
gro majority is after the Convention
has been called. The people can in
struct the delegates to it when they
appear before them asking to be I
elected not only on this but on every i
other question. If the plan then sug- I
gested does not meet their approval
they can elect men pledged not to in
corporate it in the new Constitu
"What is your idea of the cost of
the Convention, Governor?" was ask
ed him for the sake of the money
"I see no reason why it should cost
Lmore than a session of the General
Assembly, which is about $40.000. In
the first place it need not consist of
more than 124 members, giving rep
resentation to counties according to
population. There would be no
heavy expense for the solicitors and
a large number of clerks and the
printing bills would be much lighter <
than for a session of the Legislature.
A great deal of tha present Constitu
tion ought to remain untouched and
I see no reason why all the changes
that are really essential cannot be
framed and ratified in at most forty
&overnor Tillman had said that the
Convention should be non-partisan,
so I asked him whether he thought
Reformers would vote for a Conserva
tive as delegate to the Convention if
He replied: "I should think, and I
certainly would advise, that the
question of which side in State pol
itics a man stood on should have
nothing to do with the selection of
delegates. The Constitution should
not be a factional one, and the men
of the very ligliest character, purest
lives, greatest wisdom and knowledge
should be selected without regard to
how they stood."
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t It is now nearly time for men of South
Carolina to align themselves under the
3 banner of political progress or that of re
I trogression and decay.
Grave dangers are besetting the civil
f rights of our population-dangers involv- t
ing not only the control of the affairs of
government, but vitally concerning home
i interest and domestic ties.
Dollars and cents and ascendency in
S politics are not the issues at stake in the
contest of November 6th. Principles and
interests higher than these, appealing
strongly to all that is sacred in the minds
and hearts of freemen, demand support at
the hands of the good old State's children I
and defenders. a
The right, the privilege and the duty n
of guiding as time and occasiun, reason 1
and justice demand, are instincts of Anglo- %
Saxon character, renowned in peace and b
war. The constitutions of States and na
tions are the sheet-anchors of safety to the
populations thereof-populated by lot er
"New occasions teach new duties."
-Rules of sound statecraft safe in the regard
1and competent in the estimation of one
Sgeneration are disabled by new environ-a
ments and no mere instrument of govern--~
Sing capacity can be competent for all time,
1for the worid moves.
- The State of South Carolina is populated
by an ardent, strong-willed people. Love
-0o homet. traditions and home inlstitultions
is a predominating characteristic and all
-that is foreign excites displeasure, and as
?the wvorld knows, sometimes raises furious
Istorms. For more than a score of years y
the State has been governed under the
auspices of a constitution of foreign originC
Sand provisions. A constitution reeking
with mercenary features of New England ti
politics. It has been patiently borne- t]
borne longer than it should have been- It c
is foreign to the nature of our peoplo. Its
tprovisions are cumbersome and ditlcult of
-apprehension. making extravangance and
confusion inevitable. It is unsafe fromv
the faLct that it has no abiding place in the
hearts of the people.
A change of constitution is needed and b
-demanded, and the State of South Caro
lina can never be secure and strong until
a change is made. It is too much to expect
that a foreign instrument giving danger- t
ous scope for the exercise of the vicious
and easily moved, bad impulses of an f
Signoraeit alien race should be properly rev
-erenced and duly protected by a homege
neous and chivalrous people. The whiteb
Speople must rule and will in a way suited
to their surroundings and principles. &
-The present constitution is not a satisfac- a
tory one, all will admit and delay will
avail no good. There are homes to pro.
-tect and civil, rights to be kept inviolate.
There ,-re ohildren to be educated and wise
provisions made for the coming, rising
population. There are industries to cher
ish and sound foundations to be laid for
-future prosperity. How can these things
be done u- der a constitution made, un
lawfully, by strangers, thieves and coward
-There is no real opposition to a cotnstitu
tional convention by the white people of
the State except by the politicians who see
in it the destroyer of their hope. That
which is paraded as opposition is prejudice
and spite in active expression through
ignorance and evil perversity. Opinions J
may differ as to time and as to minor de- I
tails of action, but that a convention should [
be held is denied in honor and sincerity *
by a few. J
Unfortunate political feeling drives many
to oppose the needed convention, and
others lift up their voices against it because
they think it is not liable to be held. Many
sons for such inaction but are convinced
of its coming as well as of its necessity.
The white people are supreme and must
remain so. Delay and neglect only render*
more desperate the chances of being free
fromi alarming ills. Negro domination is
not an illusion, bat an overshadowing sub
stance of evil. It is useless to dilate on its
Education is not a dream of theorists,
but a living duty, a prese~nt and increasing
need, and a responsibility sacred and bind
ing. A change of constitution is needed to
provide an adeqate school system.
Economy and simplicity in public affairs
are not fanatical propositions, but reforms
conductive to the general peace and pros
perity. A constitutional convention is
neccessary to simplify and cheapen the
administration of government.
The reasons for these assertions are plain
and need no rehearsal, and ate visible to all
who study the problem of good govern
An opportunity is to be given to the
people to state their choice as to holding
the couvention. A full vote should be had.
The issaes should be thorongbly stated,
with these, the catll for a convention is as
sured, and a very certain voice given for
a better bill of rights. Let the need be re
We appeal to every voter to study these
things, to disregard the time-servers hypo
crititcal professions, and cast a ballot for
the calling of a constitutional convention.
Be assured that our own representatives
are more competent to frame a constition
suited to our people than the alien and the
The need is not denied. The occasion op
is at hand, and duty must be done. Con- otl
sider the future. Let truth dictate and sc:
honor act. Thus, we fear not the result.
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A Surprised Htusbanc.
When I returned from my Bir
Gingham journey, said a traveler
o a London commercial, I went
tome at something after 9 o'clock in
he evening. There was my house
ighted up from top story to base
nent, and affairs seemed to be going
n inside on a grand scale. I let my
elf in with a latchkey and walked
Vto the dining room. Strains of mu
ic came from the back part of the
,all, and the mingled laughter and
onversation indicated a host of
Presently my wife came into the
Lining room dressed like a princess.
)he ran up to me, saying:
"Oh, Jack! I'm so glad you've
ome home early."
"So'm I," said L "What's the
"It's the anniversary of my wed
"'Tilda," said I, "you're wrong.
[his is the month of August It was
n the winter we were married I"
She serenely replied: "I know that
rery well. This is the anniversary
)f my first marriage. Go and put
)n your dress suit, dear."-Londou
Executive Committee Meeting.
The executive committee of the
)emocratic party for Clarendon
ounty are requested to meet in Man
ing, November 2nd, 1894, at 12
'clock m., for the purpose of attend
ag to important business. Every
iember of the committee is earnest
F requested to be present.
By order of
JAMEs E. DAVIs,
D. J. BRADHAM, Chairman.
English Spavin Liniment removes all
ard, soft or calloused lumps and blemishes
om horses, blood spavins, curbs, splints,
weeny, ring-bone, stifles, sprains. all
wollen throats, coughs, etc. save $50 by
se of one bottle. Warranted the mosi
'onderful blemish cure ever known. Sold
y J. G. Dinkins & Co.. druggists. Man
ing S. C.
Malarial produces weakness, general de
ility. biliousness, loss of appetite, indi
estion and constipation. Grove's Taste
)ss Chill Tonic removes the cause whicl
roduces these troubles. Try it and you
ill be delighted. 50 cents. To get the
ennine ask for Grove's. Sold on it merits.
[o cure, no pay. Sold by J. G. Dinkini
You run no risk. All druggists guarrntef
rove's Tasteless Chill Tonic to do all thal
at the manufacturers claim for it.
Warranted no cure, no pay. There ar
iny imitations, to get the genuine ask foi
rove's. Sold by J. G. Dinkins & Co.
Georgia's new governor, Hon. W. Y. At
inson, was inaugurated last Saturday.
A clergyman, in a recent sermon in New
ork, quoted an anocdote of an old merch
at, who instructed his clerks: "When a
tan comes into the store and talks of hi
onesty. watch him; if he talks of his
ealth, don't try to sell him; if he talks ol
is religion, don't trust him a dollar.
Leads to nervousnes<, fretfulness, peev.
thness, chronic Dyspepsia and great mis
ry. Hood's Sarsaparilla is the remedy. It
mes the stomach. creats an appetite, and
ives a relish to food. It makes pure blood
nd gives healthy action to all the organs
the body. Take Hood's for Hood's Sar
Hood's Pills become the favorite cathartic
-ith every one who tries them. 25 cents.
A Patriotic Letter.
Col J. H. Earle was one of the in
ited guests to the Ridgeway Demo.
ratic rally, but owing to pressing
usiness engagements was unable
, attend. He, however, addressed
e following letter to the chairman
f the committee:
Greenville. S. C., Oct. 15, '94.
[r. M. J. Johnson, Ridgeway.
Dear Sir: My absence in New York pre
nted a prompt reply to your favor of the
h inst. I appreciate very highly the
id invitation to address the meeting to
a held on the 27th instant, and I regret
iat my professional engagements will not
ermit me to be present with you on that
casion. I am heart and soul in favor of
i regular Democracy, and I have no sym
athy for Independents. The only safety
i the white people of this State is to be
und in political unity, and those who
ould defeat the regular ticket nominated
y the organized Democracy are enemies
the State. I trust that your people will
ihieve a great victory over Independent
in. Yours truly,
JOS. H. EARLE.
S H~eals sss
BLO sON ate soe adUeer
A aubeUaseon e ea Uannss etll
SWIFT SPECIFIC CO., Atlanta, Ga,
Who are for the First Thme tounrg
Woman's severest Trial, we offer you
"flothers' Friend " e
~Aremedy which ifused asdirected -
a few weeks before confinement,
robs it of its Pain, Horror and
Riskto Life of mother and child, as
thousands who have used it testify.
"Insedtwobottles of'Mothers Friend'
with marvelous results, and wish every
e'al o child-birth to know ftheywl
use "Mothers'.Friend" for a few weeks It
xo, and Insure safety toILfoof Mother
and Child. a. SAX H An-ToI,
) RADIEL.D REGULATOR CO,, Atlanta, Ga
DFFICE SCHOOL COMMISSIONER, )
Manning. S. C., Jan., 4th 1893.)f
Jntil further notice I will have my office
en on Saturday of each week. The
tr days will be spent in visiting the
tools of the county.
L. L. WELLS,
School Commissioner C. C.
WILL APPLY TO THE J'UDGE OF
Probate on the 30th day of November
14 for a final discharge as Administrator
the estate of R. M. Kelly deceased.
W. J. KELLY.
)ct 3th 1894,
R. B. LORYEA,
Successor to J. I Dinkins& Co.,
DRUCCIST Ro PHARMACIST.
Pure Drugs and Medicines,
Patent Medicines, Perfumery,
Fancy and Toilet Goods,
Tooth Brushes and Coibs,
Paints,, Oils, Glass and Putty.
Fine Cigars and Tobacco,
Fine Confectionery, Teas,
Spectacles and Eye Glasses,
And the thousand other articles
usually kept in
A First-Clams Drug Store,
We make a specialty of compound
ing physicians' prescriptions.
R. B. LORYEA,
Sign of Golden Mortar,
Manning, S. C.
AN ELECTION WILL BE HELD
on Tuesday, the 6th day of Novem
ber, 1894, at the legaUy established
polling brecincts in Clarendon coun
ty, for a Representative of the 6th
Congressional District of South Caro
lina, in the 54th Congress of the Unit
The polls will be opened at 7 o'clock
A. M., and kept open without inter
mission or adjournment until 4
o'clock P. M.
At the close of the election the
managers shall immediately -proceed
to publicly count the ballots. With
in three days thereafter the chairman
of the board of managers; or one of
them, to be designated in writing by
the board, shall deliver to the com
missioners of election the poll list,
the boxes containing the ballots, and
a written statement of the result of
the election at his precinct.
The managers shall administer to
each person offering to vote, an oath
that he is quallified to vote at said
election, acco- ling to the constitu
tion of the State, and that he has not
already voted in said election.
The following named persons have
been appointed to manage said Elec
tion by the Board of Commissioners
of Election for Clarendon county, to
Paul B. Hodge, R. H. Griffin,
B. W. DesChamps.
J. W. Cole, C. T. Ridgeway,
J. A. Burgess.
P. W. Webber, P. W. Hodge1
T. C. Owens.
F. N. Thomas, L. D. Barrow,
5. W. McIntosh.
J. L. Peebles, Jas. W. McCauley,
F. S. Geddings.
J. E. Tennant, G. I. Lesesne,
-3. G. Wells.
W. H. Cole, J, C, Harvin,
A. M. White.
R. H. Davis, J. H. Windham,
J. F. Bradham.
One of the above named managers
at each box will call upon the board
of commissioners at Manning, be
tween November 1 and November 5,
1894 to receive ballot boxes, poll list,
and instructions, and to be quallified.
J. C. JOHNSON,
Commissioners Congressional, Elec
Manning, S. C., October 10, 1894.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF CLARENDON,
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
SAMUEL A, RIGBY, Plaintiff,
EDWARD NELSON, Defendant.
JUDCMENT FOR FORECLOSURE AND SALE.
UNDER AND BY VIRTUE OF A
udgment order of the Court of Com
on Pleas, in the above stated case,
earing date the 3rd day of March A.
D. 1894,1 will sell at public auction, to
the highest bidder for cash,at Claren
don Court House, at Manning, in said
ounty, within the legal hours for
udicial sales, on first Monday in No
ember, A. D. 1894, the following de
scribed real estate:
All that piece, parcel, or tract of
land, lying, being, and situate in the
ounty of Clarendon and State afore
said, containing forty (40) acres, more
or less, and bounded as follows, to
wit: On the north by lands of Moses
evi, east by lands of B. A. Johnson,
south by lands of Moses Levi, and
west by lands of James E. Davis.
Purchaser to pay for papers.
D. J. BRADHAM,
Sheriff Clarendon County.
Manning, S. C., October 10, 1894,
TATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF CLARENDON,
NOTICE OF SALE OF DELINQUENT LAND FOR TAXE&.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that by an execution to me directed
y S. J. Bowman, treasurer for
Clarendon County, I will sell at the
Court House, in Manning, on sales
day in November, next, being the 5t
day of the month, a tract of land,
owner being "unknown," containing
8acres, in Harmony township, adt
joining lands of W. M. Youmans and
Isaac Hodge, at the suit of the State
Purchaser to pay for papers.
DANIEL 3. BRADHAM,
Sheriff Clarendon County.
Manning, S. C. October 8_ 1894.
Is Again to the Front With a Complete Line of
NEW - GOODS
IN EVERY DEPARTMENT OF HIS
After years of experience in the mercantile business, I have never seen
goods as cheap as they are to-day. The tariff has
Knocked the Bottom out of Prices,
and although cotton is bringing a small price I am enabled to sell goods at
equally low figures.
Come and inspect my stock of
Dress Goods with Trimmings to match, No
tions, Fancy Goods, Shoes, Clothing,
Hats, Gents' Furnishings,
I am sole dealer for the celebrated
James Means' Shoes,
And also handle Ladies Shoes that every pair can be guaranteed.
My store is divided into various departments, and each department is
well equipped with polite salesmen who will take pleasure in showing the
people through my establishment. I can beat the State in
OLO T I-I I N Gr
for either men or boys, and I can sell Boys' Knee Pants for less money than
it takes to buy the cloth.
A cordial invitation is extended to the entire community to come and
take odvantage of the low prices I am offering. Your attention is also in
I have held the lead in the mercantile business in Clarendon for thirty
seven years, and I propose to continue holding it by paying the highest
market prices for cotton, and not allowing myself underscld.
Again do I announce to the people of Clarendon that to do busi
ness in this day of business progress one must first understand what
business is, and then confine himself strictly to business principles,
which are to study the warts of the people first; then study the mode
of manufacturing the various fabrics and articles that the consumer
must have; next to ascertain the best and most reliable manufacturers,
and only deal with such, thus insuring to the patrons
Value Received for Their Money,
I have this season visited the best markets, and realizing the effect
the tariff bill would have on goods, I was exceedingly cautious to get
every advantage possible in order that my large patronage would se
cure the benefit. In selecting my stock I was careful to get
The Very Latest in Dress Goods.
Everything I have is new. New Store and New Goods in every
To the Ladies I will extend a special invitation.to examine my Ele
gant Line of
The Latest Novelties in Trimmings in
Silk and Velvets, Passementre,
Beaded Braids, etc.
I am also sole agent for BUTTERICK'S PATTERNS, and for
the benefit of the ladies I have arranged to give away every month
Butterick's Novelty Fashion Sheets, and it will afford me and my sales
men pleasure to have the ladies ask for them.
My Stock of Domestic Dry Goods is full and complete.
In Cloaks and Capes I challenge comparison.
Shoes, Shoes, Shoes!
Rigby never fails to keep the very best Shoes for Men, Women,
Youths, and Children. This department is watched very closely, as it is
one of the moet important. No shoe is sold over my counters that can
not be warranted.
THE CLOTHING, HAT, AND GENTS'
only needs an inspection to convince that it contains the latest styles,
and everybody can be suited in style, quality, and prlce. I have a full
line of specially selected Boys' Clothing and a lot of extra Knee Pants.
Anything in the
HARDWARE, TINWARE, AND WOOD
can be found in my stock, and I have the handsomest line of Crockery
I have ever carried. Come and see my beautiful decorated Chamber
Sets. They are grand. Then I have an elegant line of Decorated and
Plain Crockery and Glass Ware. This is bound to delight the eye of
I defy any business house in the county or elsewhere to show up
than mine. I not only carry everything that can be used on the plan
tation, but my shelves contain a magnificent line of Fancy Groceries
where any house-keeper can in a few minutes come and get the material
for a fine dinner.
Come and see me and I will guarantee I will not be undersold by
any one, and I will pay you the highest market prices for your Cotton
and other Produce. Yours, &c.,