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T X AN1fG TBESS
LOUIS APPELT, Editor.
Wednesday, March 6, 1895.
Congress has adjourned. Thanks,
and it is to be hoped that another
and a similar exhibition of ignorance
and bull-headedness will never again
be witnessed by the American peo
Our editorial columns are not as
fall this week as usual on account of
being crowded out by other matters,
in fact we are forced to leave out
communications, but they will appear
Let there be a rousing mass meet
ing of white citizens in the court
house on the 23d inst. Every sec
tion of the county should be repre
sented. Other counties have already
selected representatives to attend the
conference under the auspices of the
"Forty" and Clarendon should do so
also. Every Democrat who favors
a non-factional constitutional conven
tion should attend the mass meeting
on Saturday 23d inst.
The Charleston Sun does not seem
to be willing to render to Casar the
things that are Casars. It repro
duces an extract from one of our
editorials of last week in which we
said that the Irby letter confirms
what McLaurin said sometime ago in
warning the people against those
seeking to control the constitutional
convention to perpetuate themselves
in power, and we father said that the
action of Tillman and Evans was in
effect, an acknowledgment of the cor
rectness of McLaurin's asertions.
Now comes the Sun with the query,
"but how comes it that McLaurin is
counted among those disaffected
to the peace and harmony arrange
ments?" We have no knowledge of
any disaffection on the part of Me
Laurin, but on the contrary we have
knowledge of the fact that he saw in
to the game certain politicians were
wanting to play, and having the cause
of the people at heart he felt that he
would be betraying the people who
hive honored him if he did not speak
out and show to them the plot. Me
Laurin is not disaffected to any ar
rangement by which peace and bar
mony can be secured, but to him de
serves the credit of fathering the
movement that is going to bring
about such a happy condition.
McLaurin has no quarrel with Sen
tor Tillman or Governor Evans nor
any one else that will aid in securing
ro the people a non-factional conven
tion. and since these distinguished
entemen have jumped into his wag
on they will all ride on together to
their destination and drive over any
obstructions, whether they be placed
there by Senator Irby or any of his
When we went to press last week the
esse *gis Hattie White alias Hattie Hil
,n and Ned Blackwell charged with adul
tywa's be'ng tiued. The jury took the
cause to their room and after struggling
-,ith it all night they could not agaee, and
Thursday morning when coi'rt re-convened
a~ mistrial was ordered.
Jerry Thompson alias Henry Lowry who
plead guilty to the charge of obtaining
p-operty under false pretenses, was sen
tenced to one year in the State penitentiary.
T~he case against Willis Johnson charged
'with burnag an untenanted house result
lii' a verdict of not guilty.
Te case against James Brown and
.ibram Brown, Jim Mack and Snow Green
coarged with burglary and lareney was
rzuxt tried.' Sword Green was not tried on
account of hia attorney being sick and is
still in jail. Jim Mack was non-est-np
stump-umn and the sheriff with longing
es i on the lookout for him. James and
Brown were found guilty and sen
te.nced to five years in the penitentiary.
Pelma Ard alias Tom Johnson and Susan
Hicks alias Sasan Johnson charged with
adultry, on account of the absense of wit
-nesses were allowed to go on their own
reonizance at the court's direction.
JoaW. Frierson charged with unlaw
ful traffic in seed cotton was found not
guilty. This concluded the court of ses
In the court of common pleas several
orders were taken by the attorneya. Only
~~two cases was tried which were the case .of
&. A. Bigby sgaiast Mrs. Francis A., Logan
10 forecooe a nr o.tgage. After hearmng the
argnus 'the Judge took the papers and
will give his decision later. The other
ease was S. A. Bigby against James W.
McCauley et al rule to show cause why said
parties should not be put off the premises
ofS. A.Rigby, aplace purchased by the
plaintiff at public sale under forclosure
proceedings. The Judge issued an order
to the sheriff to put Mr. Bigby in posses
sion of the property.
* A similar rule was issued against Col.
*H. Li. Benbow at the suit of Thomas Wit
-son, but owing to the pendency of a parti
tion suit the action thereon was suspepided
until the futher order of the court.
We are informed that judge Wither
spoon will ask the Chief Justice to appoint a
time for the holding ofa aspecial term of court
in this county, on account of the accumu
Waed mass of business on the dockets.
Court adjourned Saturday morning.
The annual election of the Man
ning guards took place last Saturday
and the following officers were
W C Davis, capt.
A C Davis 1st lieut.
C A Ridgill, 2d lieut.
3 E Kelly, 2d Jr. lieut.
W M Lewis,1ls sergt.
W W Johnson, 2d sergt.
W RDavis,Sd0 sergt.
W D Young, 4th sergt
C L Ridgill, color sergt..
E S Ervin, quarter master
J HJune,l1st corpl.
J NMcLeod, 2d corpL.
J C Graham, 3d corpL
J C Tisdale, 4th corpal.
Rev. 30O Gough, chaplin.
G L Dickson, surgeon.
3 H Windham, drummer.
C L Emannel, sectry. and tress.
W T Tobias, armorer.
The company numbers about 50.
The next prize drill will take place
the latter part of this month at Sum
mnerton or Packsville, the place is not
yet decided upon. The order will
th:issued next week. The company
is booming and the members are
taking great interest as in seen by
the turn outs on drill days.
Buchinghami's Dye for the whiskers is the
best handiest, safest, surest, cleanest, most
economical and satisfactory dye ever in
vened ti. the gentlemen's favorite:
Recollections of Potter's Rald.
BY MEv. WM. W. MOOD.
Potter's army was now in the town (Man
ning) and were busy fixing their tents for
a comfortable night with the many, very
many, who had followed them. of men
women and children. Mrs. 3. heard calls
in the yard, and on going to the back
piazza saw the yard with many men
white, surrounding the well. They asked
for a towel to gwipe their hands upon.
She produced an old tablecloth. They
used the water freely. On returning the
cloth, she innocently said: "I did not ex
pect you to return it." Then there was a
roar of good-natured laughter, and they
said: "So you thought we were a company
of thieves?" "No; I meant the cloth was
so old that it wasinot worth returning."
We don't intend to take anything that
don't belong to us, but, pointing over to
where the black soldiers were in a multi
tude, "you had better secure a guard or
else you'll be robbed of every thing you
have." "Where can a guard be had?"
"Over in that large white house (Dr. H. H.
Huggin's). The General is quartered there,
and if you'll ask him he'll give you a guard
to the tront gate."
Our first yisitor from this army was a
soldier, white. He must have came up
the back steps very stealthily. We only
knew he was in the next room from his
heavy tread, and the rattle of his spurs
and his heavy iron sword scabbard, which
struck the floor. He was a busy man.
We never could tell what he was doing so
so long in the loom, though a minute to us
then was a long time in our anxiety. Mrs.
K. now showed alarm, and she took the
babe in her arms and sat upon the side of
the bed beside me. The servants were
evidently frightened. And now this sol
dier, with heavy steps, walked into our
room. He was a pale looking man, wear
ing a light-colored felt hat, rather slouched.
His face was not forbiding. though very
much soiled with dust; looking as if he had
been tearing cartridges with his teeth. He
bore upon his right shoulder a formidable
looking gun; there was brass about it. The
lock rested upon his shoulder. His sword
was in its scabbard at his side. At the
door he stood a moment looking in, and
around upon us. We expected him to
speak, of course, but he was silent. W e
hoped he would, it would have been a re
lief. My conclusion was, he was of the
cavalry force. His silence was- not pleas
ant. As soon as he took in the surround
ing he walked toward my bed, and, forc
ing himself between the wall and the bed
leaned over and looked me full in the face.
The thought came at once: "You'lleertain
ly know me when you see me again." Af
ter he had given me that searching look
and my eyes met his intent gaze. I pre
pared myself to hear him speak, but he did
not. He then stood before the mirror, and
shoved back his slouched hat from off his
forehead, and with the cuff of his left hand
wiped his begrimed and smutty face. He
then placed in his right hand pocket (oreast)
a box of matches. (It was a wooden box)
from the mantlepiece. He then turned to
look at me, and as he turned, his gun upon
his shoulder, and the bayonent fixedI was
sure it would shiver the mirror into frag
ments, but it escaped. I watched him
closely. And now sometimes when I look
into the same mirror, I wish I could see
once more this stranger's face so silent and
yet so busy. He then walked into the par
lor and. stood before Col. Jas. Davis's oil
portrait, which was conspicously placed
upon the melodeon. I thought now he'll
speak, but he did not. He now turned
and looked at the clock. It was a valuable
Frence instrument of black marble. It
interested him, and having stood before it
long enough to excite covetousness in his
heart-(Joshua, 7: 21st verse) he asked:
"What o'clock is it?" I could see all of his
movements from where I lay in bed in my
room. I replied. "There's the clock." "It
is not running." (It had not been wound
up.) "Where'; your watch?" "The two
watches belonging in this house have been
hidden in a hollow tree in "Black River
Swamp." If the ode who hid them never
returns to us (E. R. P.) they'll never be
found; he only knows where they are.
"You'll never get our watches." He left
the premises by the back door; the creak
ing othe gate told ushe was gone. I re
member so well that now Mrs. Caldwell
paid us another visit; she was not less ex
cited than before, and simply repeated
what she had said before-of the rage of
the soldiers, and of their settled purpose to
burn the town, and that I was the one who
had shot their companion and had run into
my house and had gone to bed. She was
urgent that I should make the effort and
dress, myself. She seemed satisfied that
harm was intend me. But somehow I
could not feel alarmed; I was not frightened
my conscious innocence kept me calm.
But I was concerned about the brave little
women who sat beside me on the bed
holding the babe in her arms. She fully
entered into Mrs. C's. entreaties. I simply
slipped my pantaloons on, though I did it
under difficulties, which difficulties if here
recorded would likely amuse my readers.
Mrs. C. had not been long gone when the
house on the North side was suddently as
asailed with billets of wood and brickbats.
We were now alarmed, for it seemed as if
the blinds and even the weatherboarding
would be beaten down. Fearing this we
all crouched in the middle of the floor, and
tried to feel that we were in God's hands,
and that He could alone protect us from the
savage wrath. When it ceased w'e then
fully expected them to intrude upon us,
What might we now expect?
We thought over and over of all that Mrs.
C. had told us, that the surgeon had told
them; for the had applied to the General
and he had given the family a guard in the
rsn of the Surgeon (Briggs of the 9th
'hgnRegiment.) She and her sister
had had some conversation with him, and
in reply to their inquiries he had replied:
"We have burned all the cotton, destroyed
all the corn, and laid waste the newly
planted fields; and we have killed ever
thing in our march from a cow to a cat."
But what gave us more concern was that
"I had slipped into bed after I had shot
down their companion in the street." If
they really believed this may they not pro.
eed to extremities? The attack upon the
house was ominous with the visit of the
soldier, who had searched my face so close
ly. There was a purpose in this scrutiny.
But we awaited results as composedly as we
Sumter, S. C.
To be continued1
Pinewood, Feb. 26.-I take the liberty of
giving your valuable paper a few dots from
Pinewood, as no one from this place seems
Pinewood is still on a boom. Goods can;
be bought here now very low. The mer
chants are not very busy selling goods now,
but they are busy refusing to sell on time.
The farmers of this section are behindt
irth their farms this year, and .they are
own in the mouth on the oat question.
The oat crop I think is lost. Some arec
planting but very lightly, and they will
have their oat land to plant in something t
else, but from what can be learned they
are going to plant corn and peas. I hope z
the loss of thc oat crop won't cause the a
farmers to plant cotton.
Hard times is the general talk now, but c
the men that are doing the most of talking t
are those that have plenty around them, a
We don't see into this, unless it is they are
afraid that they will have to divide with b
the needy. Times are tight in some re -Il
spects we all know, but the farmers around
here have more corn in their barns than i
ommon, meat and cane syrup more tl
than any year since the war. I'hen t1
what's the use for that class to suffer so? ti
Why not let the poor needy ones that arey
really in need do the fretting, and let this a
class remember who are their neighbors j
when the time of suffering comes; but we b
hope for the better.y
The farmers are priding themselves on
hog-raising. Some people think it take3 a 1<
large pasture to raise hogs, but it's all a ta
mistake. We have a farmer in our section t1
who has for some years been raising plenty ti
of meat for his own use, and some lard to e
sell, on a lot of about two acres, and in his d
horse lot this year the same man has killed ec
meat enough to almost run his entire farm. h
It isn't large pastures that raises large hogs; vi
it's plenty of corn, and we can make it as d
heap as any people if we try. Some peo
ie will say, it takes so much corn to raise ti
hogs. If they buy the corn it will take a tI
lot, because they know just how much they it
had and just what they will have to do
go to feed his hogs and carry a quart out
and bring a pint back just because the scr
of corn is nearly out, and he knows just
how much he bought and how much he
has and how long it has got to last. But a
man with his own corn, it's in a pile, it
looks large, he don't know just what he's
got, so he will feed without looking back at
the corn pile. Every r'uobing he lets fall
among his pigs. Let as raise our corn and
then we will not bare to give an account of
why didn't it last 1tunger.
We noticed a piece in The Manning
Times that was -ery striking. It was
headed: "Just a Few Humbugs." It, I be
lieve, was from an old citizen of Spartan
burg, S. C. le is on the right track. He
mentions several things which was really
hambugs: the clock, the stove, the hedge
fence, and so on. One of our neighbors is
so hostile with agents that he won't let one
stop. I suppose he has been bit. Country
folks catch it on every side. We are hum
bugged on every hand. In a pound of to
bacco we often pay for a lot of tin or greased
paper. In shoes, paper and nearly every
thing else. Then let a poor farmer carry
something to market and it will be exam
ined through and through and then bought
for less than its value. For instance,
butter: some of the buyers will tell you
they prefer fresih butter in order to not
pay for any salt. Then order meat and see
the salt we have to pay for. Cairy chick
ens or eggs to sell and see how they will
almost pick them to pieces to see if they
are all right.
Well, maybe times will take a change
when the women get charge of things. I
think they would do a lot of good in this
respeet, for they don't like these agents
much no how. PNEwooD Fanzrn.
TO REFORMERS, ALLIANCEMEN,
AND ALL SOUTH CAROLINIANS!
"Let the People Rule!"
I speak to white men for white men !
They are the people, the rulers in South
Carolina. It was by their patriotism and
the shedding of their precious blood that
the brightest pages of South Carolina his
tory are illumined.
I am an original Allianceman and Re
former, and more an "old veteran," "native
here and to the manor born."
This is our country. When I speak of
the people. I mean the white people of
South Carolina. It is not only best for
white men, it is best for colored men that
the whole policy of the State should be left
in the hands of the white people, just as
in business and every day affairs it is best
that white people should lead and direct.
To appeal to the colored vote directly or
indirectly to settle differences between
white people is politically, and morally
wrong. It looks bad, therefore it is bad.
The colored vote will never be the throne,
nor the power behind the throne again in
South Carolina. Hence the white man's
primary is the place to settle all our differ.
There is a sense of justice and right in
the hearts of the great majority of the Re
formers, and we have no reason to say
there are not the sime feelings in the
hearts of Conservatives.
The trouble is we have been at war over
political issues, and now that those issues
have been practically settled, let us call a
truce, and look forward not backwards on
the irrevocable past, its mistakes and
The meetings and purposes of the colored
ministers if carried out will bring only
ruin on the masses of the colored people
now quiet and contented.
When over three millions of slaves were
given the power to vote and rule over their
former masters, Dr. Richard Fuler, of
Beaufort, S. C., then of Baltimore, one of
the grandest pulpit orators of America,
was at Washington watching the final vote
by which universal suffrage was proclaimed.
This great and good man could find no
words in his large vocabulary to express
his grief. He telegraphed to "The Religious
Herald," Richmond, Va.: "The die is
cast," and in the language of heart-broken
Byron, exclaimed: "My native lan d, good
We passed through that dark night that
seemed almost perpetual. We were
plunged 20 millions in debt, and pillaged
and robbed and burned. A northern man
seeing the negroes, carpet-baggers and
scallawags, black and ring-streaked led by
others with whiter skins but blacker hearts,
all feeding together on the vitals of South
Carolina, who bound like "Poometeotis"
could only endure: He to frighten the ill
omened birds away lifted up his voice and
the grangers of the West and the Demo
crats of the North lifted up their voices in
behalf of "The Prostrate State" until even
our enemies relented, and public opinion
that omnipotent law was so aroused in 1876,
that when Gen'l Grant at the bidding of
Chamberlain, lifted the military arm of the
nation to strike us down, the public opin
ion of the North responded: "Thou shalt
not smite them," "They are our brethren,
they are white men."
When Gen'l Hampton and The Bald
Eagle of Edgefield, Gen. Butler, ad the
Haskells led forth the crimsoned soldiers,
the beauty and chivalry of South Carolina,
all plaided and plumed in their tartan
trray" to canvass the State for white su
premacy," at one of the campaign meetings
in response to threats he bared his bosom
to the federal soldiers and said, "fire!!
but you are our soldiers, that is our flag ! !"
in electric thrill shook every heart in
:outh Carolina, and the national heart was
Ered with admiration. It was this public
,pinion that finally removed the soldiers
rom our State house and gave peace to our
When the news was flashed over the
wires, "Hampton is elected," there was re
,oicing all over South Carolina. The ne
groes rejoiced, for they had had enough of
aegro rule. Dr. Iteynolds, of the South
Darolina College announced the news to
;he Baptist Association then being held in
;he historic Welch Neck church at Society
Eill, in these sublime and beautiful words:
"Gen. Hampton is elected governor of
South Carolina ! Now is the winter of our
liscontent made glorious summer by this
run of York,and all the clouds that lowered
ipon our house in the deep bosom of the
Let us go slow, however, in the constitui
ional business, and not build a "Hanman's
~allows upon which to hang 'ourselves.
'Heat aot a furnace for your foe so hot
hat it do singe yourself."
We owe a little respect to the constitu
ion of the United States. Uncle Sam is
rery quiet just now, possibly from inertia;
>ut when he gets a move on him he ac
juires momentum very rapidly. In the
iext Congress with the new engineers and
iremen, Messrs. Thos. Reid, McKinley,
t al, any schedule we may make in the
>recedents will certainly be improved upon
o our disadvantage. We had better go
low, have the air and hand brakes in or
Ier and a steady hand at the throttle. We
,re rounding a curve, a precipice is ahead
nd only a narrow margin between!
Of all fallacies that of confusion is the
oost common and misleading. So says
he late Dr. AlcAsh, one of the most distin
nished authorities on the "science and
heory of thought": "We have truth when
ur ideas are conformed to things." Let us
ive attention to the realities, the facts, the
The passions and prejudices of the hu
ian heart should have no place in the con
ideration of great foundation truths and
>rinciples such as underlie the structure
f our government. We have at such times
ie greatest need of our best thought and
ad the truest feelings and most patriotic
romptings of our hearts. The liberty, the
appiness, the prosperity, and even the
fe of our people demand it.
Prejudice and appeals to passion throw
against a constitution made by others
ian white South Carolinians is so great,
aat is likely to hurry the people to destroy
iat which in times like these is their only
rotection. "If you are sitting on a rock,'"
iid Mr. Spurgeon in the parlance of John
lowman, "and you can feed yourself, you
ad better be sure you can do better before
on get off."
Let us not "give to party that which be
ngs to our country." "When men are re
Llieting upon others they are reckless of
ie tuture, and do not hesitate to annul
iose common laws of humanity to which -
very tndividual trusts for his own hope of
eliverance sbould he ever be overtrkeu byv
diamity. They forget that in their own
our of need they will look for them in a
uin." Thus wrote Thacidides four hun- A
red and seventy-one years before Cirist. t.
The tie of the party was stronger than the a
e of blood." What is it to-day after more fa
tan eighteen hundred years of Christian- I
yH EN C. Buns. h
Society Hill. March 4, 1894. o
[Ton be continned. .
Work of the Three Sessions of the
SILVER, TARIFF, AND BOND MIATTERS
Summary of the Work of Both Branches
df That Honorable Body From the
Extra Session to Present Time.
What Has Been Done.
WAS=IsGTOX, March 4.-Congress ad
journs at noon today. Both branches
have been in continuous session since
Saturday, night and day. All the great
appropriation bills were in the hands
of the president at daylight this morn
ing. The gre.nd total of appropria
tions, subject to some few changes, is
found to be $497,994,604. This is di
vided among the bills as follows:
District of Columbia................. 5,916,533
Legislative.........a ............... 21.900.000
Military Academy.................... 464.281
Sundry civil.......................... 47,140,000
Urgent deficiency.................... 2,357.321
General deficiency................... 8,800000
Permanent ........................... 113.073.96
Summary of Work Accomplished.
WAsmNGrox, March 5.-The three
sessions of the fifty-third congress, ex
piring at noon today, were dominated
by three controlling issues.
The first by the silver question. The
second by the tariff question. The
third by the financial question.
On the 7th of August, 1898, the con
gress convened in extraordinary ses
sion for the avowed purpose of repeal
ing the compulsory silver purchase pro
vision of the law of 1890. This was the
Mr. William L. Wilson, chairman of
the ways and means committee, pre
pared a bill in conformity to the recom
mer-dations of the president's message,
and on the Zth of August, 1893, this
measure passed the house. The senate
in the meantime had been preparing,
through the committee on finance, a
substitute bill, and on the first of No
vember this senate substitute received
the approval of both houses and be
came law by the approval of the presi
dent. This measure, and the repeal of
the remaining vestiges of the recon
struction federal election laws, closed
the important work of the extra ses
The Reversion of the TarifL
Upon its meeting in regular session
in December, 1893, congress entered
upon the consideration of the reversion
of the tariff. The Wilson tariff bill,
passed by the house February 1st, 1894,
was set aside for the Jones-Gorman
compromise tariff bill, adopted by the
senate on the third of July. 1894, after
four months' debate, and the house
was given the option of the "senate
bill or nothing." It took the senate
bill and sent it to the president on the
15th of August, 1894, President Cleve
land permitted the bill to become a law
without his approval, and in an infor
mal manner communicated to individ
ual members of congress his dissatis
faction with the inadequacy of the
changes made in the tariff system.
Supplemental to the passage of this
tariff law, the senate entered upon a
profitless and Inconclusive investiga
tion of rumors that senators had been
improperly innluenced to vote for the
senate sugar scedule and had speculat
ed in stocks of the so-called "sugar
Locir of Financial Legislation.
The third and last, or "financial" ses
sion of the fifty-third congress has been
especially marked by the refusal of
both houses to put into legislative
shape the recommendations of the pres
ident for the alleviation of the string
ent financial situation.
The president in his annual message
called attention to the continual deple
tion of the gold reserve and complained
that though it was "perfectly and pal
pably plain that the only way under
present conditions by which this re
serve, when dangerously depleted, can
be replenished is through the issue
and sale of bonds of the government
for gold, congress has not only thus far
dcllined to authorize the issue of bonds
best suited to such a puirpose, but
there seems a disposition in some
quarters to deny both the necessity and
the power for the issue of bonds at all."
The Fate of a Banking Bill.
The banking and currency committee
of the house, with the approval of the
administration, submitted a financial
measure which among other provisions,
materially modified the National bank
ing laws and repealed the restrictions
on state bank circulation. This bill
was defeated by six majority. It was
followed by a second message from the
president, received by both houses of
congress December 28th, in which the
president said that whatever might
have been the merits of the original
plaal proposed by him, he was "now
onvinced that its reception by the
ongress in the advanced stage of the
financial situation necessitated addi
ional or different legislation." He
once again recommended the passage
of a law authorizing the issue of low
nterest bearing bonds to maintain the
gold reserve. The banking and cur
:ency committee responded to this sug
gestion by offering on the first of Feb
ruary, 1895, a bill to "authorize the
secretary of the treasury to issue bonds
to maintain a sufficient gold reserve
and to redeem and retire United States
What Led to the Bond Issue.
After only two days' debate this bill
was also defeatted by a majority of
;wenty-scven. On the next day the
president informed congress that he
sad negotiated a conditional sale of
>ver sixty-two millions of dollars of
our per cent coin bonds to a syndicate
argely representing foreign capitalists,
TATE OF OHro, C rrYO ToLEzDo,
LucAis CoUNm. s.
Faisx F. CNm.~r makes oath that he
ie senior partner of thefirm of F. J. CNE
s & Co.. doing business in the City of
oledo, County and State aforesaid, and.
at said firm will pay the sum of ONE
[UNDRtED DOLL ARS for each and every
se of Catarrh that cannot be cured by the
se of HALL's CATARnK CmnE.
FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in my
resence, this Gth day of December, A. D.
EAL) Notary Public.
all's Catarrh Cure is taken internally and
ts directly on the blood and mucous sur
ces of the system. Send for testimonials,
F. J. CH ENEY & CO., Toledo. 0.
W'Sold by Druggist. 75c-.
The Y.JP. C. A.
The exercises were opened last Sunday c
ternoon withiprayer by Mr. Ned Harvin. c
n interesting extract was read by Mr. F.
.Richardson. The subject for discussion
the next meeting was announced to be
urm Romans on the subject of "Purity of'
ife," and will be conducted by Capt. Brad
am and Mr. Conyers Horton, in the Meth- a
list church, at 4.30 o'clock, Sunday after- t
Need - @
A Desk Calendar .s a necessity
most convenient kir.d of storehouse
for memoranda. The Columbia Desk
Calendar is brightest and handsomest
of all- full of dainty silhouettes
and pea sketches and entcrtaining
thoughts on outdoor exercise and
sport. Occasionally remirds you of
the superb quality of Columbia Bi
cycles and of your need of one.
You won't object to that, of course.
The Calendar will be maikd for five
Address Cclendar Department,
POPE MPG. CO.,
Mention this paper har'ford, Conn.
MORGAN WAS FOUND GUILTY.
Senteneed to Serve Eighteen Year In rthe
STAFFonD, C. H., Va., March 1.-At 4
o'clock yesterday afternoon the jury
reached a verdict in the Acquia Creek
train robbery case, after being out only
ten minutes. The verdict -eads:
"We, the jury of the indicted prisoner. Chas.
Morgan alias Charles Augustes Morg.mfleld.
find him guilty as charged in the indiztment
and fix his term of oonfinement in the peniten
tiary at eighteen years."
The execution of the sentence will be
suspended until the fifth day of April
next to enable Morgan's counsel to ap
ply for an appeal.
The commonwealth announced that
it was ready to try Charles J. Searcey,
Morgan's accomplice in the robbery.
Searcy was brought into court and
through his counsel asked for a con
tinuance. No objection being raised it
was so ordered. There are four other
indictments pending against Morgan.
The verdict meets with general ap
THE FIGHT IN THE EAST.
Story of the Defeat Given the Chinese Be
cently Near Ta Ping Shan.
Tonro, March 2.-Field Marshal
Oyama reports that on the morning of
February 24, the first division of the
Japanese army about Kai ?ing defedted
the enemy near Ta Ping Shan. In the
afternoon of the same day a force of
about 13,000 of the enemy with twenty
guns began an attack from Peimaitaz,
After a heavy cannonade we attacked
their centre at three o'clock in the af
ternoon and repulsed them driving them
toward Kingeow. Our loss was 20
killed, 250 wounded including seven of
ficers. The enemy lost 200 killed.
Number of their wounded is unknown.
Natives state that the Chinese came
in full force 20,000 strong led by Gen
erals Sung Ma, Shang and Chang Sung.
TRAGEDY iN ALABAMA.
Details of a Killing That Occurred Near
W~naron, Ala., March 5.-At the
"Gray Goose" saloon, fl'e miles from
this place, yesterday, John Franklin,
the proprietor, shot and killed William
Howard. The place is in Blount coun
ty and as a law of the state prevents
selling whisky within five miles of
Warrior, Franklin put up a bar at the
point above referred to. Yesterday
among others, Howard was at the
"Gray Goose" and after taking several
drinks reftised to- pay and after a few
words, knocked Franklin down and
ran. Franklin grabbed a pistol and
followed shooting Howard through the
back and stomach, killing him. Frank
Lin is -under arrest. Howard leaves a
wife and five children.
TH E SOUTH ERN STILL SPREADS.
Ashevlle and Spartanburg and Spartan
burg, Union and Columbia Roads.
A-rLimT, March 4.--The announce
ment is made of the sale of the As'he
ville and Spartanburg and also of the
Spartanburg, Union and Columbia rail
roads, to the Southern railway compa
ny by Mr. John .E. Inman, of New
York. Mr. Inman and his family have
for a long time owned a controlling in
terest in these roads. The contract
price calls for the immediate payment
of two milllon .dollars in securities of
the Southern railway company and
also a large cash payment. The South
ern railway company took possession
>f both of these properties yesterday.
THE CONDITIONS IMPROVED.
?ll Departments of Commercial Business
Looking Up In the South.
Nxw YonK, March 2.-Bradstreets
While the course of general trade during the
Lrst two months of the current year has beeni
lisappointing, February ends and March be
inas with tangible though not as yet satisfac
tory signs of Improvement. It is encouraging
to note that gains are reported in the volume
if trade at almost every southern city, not
ithstanding advioes from northern Cities,
hose jobbers supply southern and south
estern markets, that low prices for products
tad curtailed purchasing ability at the south]
,nd southwest. At the west there is less en
,ouragement,lmprovement being reported only
rom Louisville, Chicago. St. Louis and St.
TWENTY FOUR MEET DEATH. 1
rhe Exact Number Elled in the New Mex
leo Mine Explosion.
. Miarch 1-The ex- 1
- >m Wednesday's<
- sion abated some
- - exact number
known. Twenty ~
--recovered which '
- en except one, a -
ws~iwas so commence work
~Vednesday and who has not been i
ound. Most of the victims were bur
ed yesterday afternoon, making the
argest funeral New Mexico has ever
een in time of peace. A
THE RENO HOTEL BURNED. r<
'hbe Celebrated Nebraska Inn Wrecked by a
Fire and Water,
Nonvoia Neb., March 2.-At 12:80 g
esterday, fire broke out In the rear ofb
he Reno hotel. The wind was blow-t
ng a hurricane from the north and for
tinxie it seemed as though the flames
rould leap across Main street and de
troy everythin~g in their path. The
otel is complettely wrecked Inside by n.
re and water. Loss heavy.
New Orleans ilerewmen Change Front. tC
NEw OuxnnArs, March 2.-The screw- t
aen of the port have effected a change *
I front, and from today will screw
:>tton in steatmships for thirty-five
ents per bale on steam and forty-five
n. sailing vessels.
Large Phosphate Purchase in Florida.
JACxsocNILLE, Fla., March 1.- p
~astern capitalists have purchased 6,500
cres of phosphate lands in Levy coun
r, Fla., paying therefor $85,000 cash.
large mining plant will be establish
WEEK'S NEWS CONDENS -ED.
A heavy rain has broken the Crought
in northern Texas.
The Mississippi is now open to navi
gation as far as Cario.
The Chicago sailed from Gibralta for
New York yesterday.
The postoffice at Shiloh, N. J., was
burglarized last night.
The condition of Murderer Gentry at
Philadelphia continues to improve.
The drouth district of Nebraska was
blessed yesterday with a heavy rain.
The Norfolk, Conn., Iron works have
closed, throwing 200 men out of work.
Lord Losebery's condition i3 much
improved despite the condition of his
The James river, at Richmond. after
being frozen over for two weeks, has
been opened for navigation.
The weivers at the Lancaster Mills,
Clinton, Mass., struck Monday morn
ing against a reduction of wages.
Mrs. Isaac Hope, of Blissfield, Mich.,
has fallen heir to nearly $1,000,000 by
the death of an uncle in Africa.
Much damage was done by the break
ing ot a dam across the Nahoning river
at Wdrren, 0., last night.
Messrs F. and H. Fries, of Salem, N.
C., are interested in a new cotton mill
company now being organized.
The accounts of missing Secretary
Gruchy, of the Buckeye Building and
Loan Association, are short $1,500.
A movement is afoot at Denmark, S.
C., for the organization of a *50,000
stock company to build a cofton mill.
A company has been organized to
build a cotton factory at Siler City, N.
C., and work will commence at once.
The body of a man supposed to be
that of J. R. Seeley, of Springfield,
Mass., was found in Chicago yesterday.
Nine-tenths of district assembly No.
3 at Pittsburg will desert the old
Knights of Labor for the new organiza
Actors McKee Rankin and Patrick
O'Neill were arrested at Kansas City
yesterday for obtaining board through
The Holt county, Neb., relief com
mittee denounce as frauds persons sa
liciting aid in the east for the drought
Six robbers were frightened away
from a Chicago hotel yesterday morn
ing after having entered the room of
The house of representatives of Mis
souri defeated the bill against high
hats in theatres and churches by a vote
of 40 to 51.
W. H. Hazel, wanted in New York
for obtaining money under false pre
tences, has left San Francisco in charge
of an officer.
The Fort Mill, S. C., Manufacturing
Co., has decided to put in 5,200 addi
tional spindles, and order for same has
A movement has been started at La
Fayette, Ala., for the erection of a cot
ton mill, and subscription books are
Secret service detectives in Chicago
yesterday arrested two men and a wo
man who have been engaged in exten
C. Donnelly, an Omaha, Neb., gam
bler, testified before the grand jury
yesterday that he had paid to an offi
cial $1,800 for protcction.
Two skeletons, believed to be those
of two young men who left Kansas
City six years ago, have been found in
a cave near Comstock, Tex.
After an alleged humorous debate
the New York legislature has killed
Assemblyman Duncan's anti-theatre
high hat bill by a vote of 18 to 42.
Empress Eugenie l'eaves England for
Corsica today to sojourn in A jaccio.
The government is taking precautions
to prevent royalist demonstrations.
The contest over the will of Mary L.
sbell at New Haven, Conn., was con
tinued until next Monday because of
the alleeged discovery of another will.
The Galveston, Texas, bagging fac
tory has been put in operation agatin
with about 100 operatives. The plant
has commenced work on a cargo of
Jute from India.
The Mammoth Spring, Arkr., cotton
maills has secured contract to supply
the Arkansas state penitentiary with
:lothing, in competition wit eastern
and other mills.
Kaiser Wilhelm has nominated Bin
ieror Francis Joseph, of Austria Field
\larshal of Germany, to fill the vacanoy
:aused by the death of Archduke .
Albert of Austria.
The Vienna "Fremnbenblatt" claims
nformation from a trustworthy source
har Prince Lobanoff-Rostovski, Rus
ian Ambassador to Austria will be
lussian foreign minister to succeed the
ate M. de Giers.
The Vienna corespondent of the
.ondon Central News states that a
muraber of persons, mostly students,
iave been arrested in Keefr and Odessa
,n suspicion that they were engaged in
Ex-Premier Gilloitti has appeared
>efore the examining magistrate of
tome and denied the competence of an
>rdinary judge to try him in connec
ion with the documents which had
>een published by the order of the
hamber of deputies.
The war department of France has
ompleted experiments with a new gun
rhich is guaranteed for a thousand
ounds. After :;,000j rounds had been
tred with the heaviest char;;es of
mokeless powder, the gun was found
a a fair condition.
nd those who are all tired out andi have
at tired fceling or sick~ headacho can be
beved of all these symptomoa by taking
ood's Sairsapa~rilln, which gives nerve,
ental ana bodily strr' ngLth and tiicorough
purifies thc blood. It also creates a
>Ol appetite. curei indigestzon, heart
ir a ana. dyspepsia.
H~ood's P" .are eanc to takre, easy in ac
mn and sure inL effect. 25c.
- No 31ore Seed.
Editor The :-,aunin.g Timnes:-Flease an- -
)tnce to the publ ic that there are no more
ed at the A-gricultural Departmient for i
stntution. I seut themu in resonsle to
applicatio~ns by muai!, and rt-gret tha:
O:se who applied late wizll be disappomit
Yours very truly, (
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Malaria, Nervous allments
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will send set of Ten Beautif d' W's
Fair Views and book-free
BROWN CHEMICAL CO. BALTIMORE, M.
5S JUST AS COOD FOR ADU LTS.
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For sule by Ri. B. Loryea, the Druggist,
Manning, S. C.
~ Cues $ Sores.
~BL00 POISON in.or.adie.
~It zemo ihpisonnb dse system
SWIFT SPECIFIC CO., Atlanta, Ga.
eang wman.b g[aebeena mid-wife o
Frien has'been used it has accmplse o
wonders and r evducserng. Iti
a. M. . Bausmn,Montgomery, Ala. n
will use afew bottles o'Mote' Fried
they will gotrugh the ordeal without any a
Mas. MAY BRAOaAM, Argusville, N. D).
-"Used' Mother's Friend' before birth of
myeighth child. Willnverceatpralse. 1
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to Mothers mnailed free cont'n' valuableaf alc
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Over One Mililon People wear the
W. L. Douglas $3 & $4 Shoes
All our shoes are equally satisfactory'
Tey give thebs valu for th eet
Fo if o $ savedp oth ktiaga.
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NOTICE OF REGISTRATION.
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF CLARENDON.
The Books of Registration will be
opened in the Court House, between
the hours of 10 a. m. and 2 p. m. as
the law directs on the first Monday
in each month, until the first Mon
day in July, 1895, when the law re
quires them closed. This is for the
purpose of registering all persons
who have become of age. or entitled
to register since the last election; to
transfer persons from this to another
county, and from one township to
another, or from one residence to
another. All this must 4ge done be
fore or on the first Monday in July,
1895. Lost certificates may be re
newed to within 30 days of the elec
tion, and those who become of age
between 1st of July and the
election, may register at any time
Those who refused or neglected to
register before the last election, con
not register until the law is changed.
Also in accordance with an Act of
the Legislature providing for a con
stitutional convention the books for
the registration of voters will be
open on the first Monday in March
and kept open for 10 consective days
thereafter, between the hours of 10
a. m. and 4 p. m.
Sections 4, 6 and 7 of said Act pro
Sec. 4. Every male citizen of the
United States and of this State of
the age of twenty-one years not la
boring under the disabilities named
in the Constitution of this State, and
duly qualified to vote under the ex
isting laws of the State, and duly
registered as now - required by law,
or who, having been entitled to re
gister as a voter at the time of the
general registration of electors in
this State, which took place in the
year of our Lord 1882 or at anytime
subsequent thereto,failed to register
at such time as required by law, or
who has become a citizen of this
State and who will register as here
inafter provided in such cases, shall
be entitled to vote for -delegates to
Sec. 6. That on the first Monday of
March, In the year of our Lord 1895,
the Supervisor of Registration of
each county.shall at thecounty seat
thereof, open his books of registra
tion, and shall hold the same open
for ten consecutive calendar days
thereafter, between the hours of 10
o'clock in the forenoon ndf4 :o'clock
in the afternoon. * * * * * * *
during which time any elector then.
or heretofore at any time entitled
to regis ter as a qualified voter, or
who has become a citizen of this
State, shall be, during the time here
in fixed for such registration also on
the days now fixed by law for registra
tion, and entitled to register as such
as hereinafter provided; and any
elector having been heretofore duly
registered, or having lost his certifi
cate, shall be entitled to have the
same tranferred or renewed as now
provided by law.
Sec. 7. Any elector who shall have
been entitled to register at the gen
eral registration in the year of our
Lord 1892, or at any time subsequent
thereto, and who failed to register at
such time as required by law, and
who shall make application under
oath, in accordance with a printed
form to be prepared by the Attorney
General, setting forth in each case
the fact, to-wit: The full name, age,
occupation and residence of the ap
plicant at the time of the said gen
eral registration, or at any time
thereafter when the said applicant
became entitled to register, and the
place or places of his residence since
the time when he became entitled to
register, which affidavit shall be sup
ported by the affidavits of two repu
table citizens, who, were each of
wenty-one years on the 30th day of.
rune, Anna Domini 1882, or at the
:ime the said applicant became en- -
~itled thereafter to register, or any
~leetor who has become a citizen of
his State by moving into the same,
Lccording to the Constitution of the
3tate, and who shall make applica
;ion under oath, stating the time of
iis moving into the State and his
>lace of residence since living in the
state, which application shall be
upported by the affidavit of two rep
itable citizens, who wore twenty-one
r'ears of age at the time the appli
:ant became a resident of this State;'
uch applicant shall be allowed to
'egister as a voter, and have issued
o him a certificate as a duly qali
led elector in the manner and fr
tow provided by law, and be entitled
o vote at said election for delegates
o said convention.
G. T. WORSHAM,
upervisor of Registration for Clar
iTATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF CLARENDON,
ty Louis Appelt, Esq., Probate ,Tudge.
W HERBAS, ROBER'I E. BURGESS
made suit to me, to grant him Let
ire of Administration of the estate of and
ftects of Samuel A. Burgess.
These are therefore to cite and admonish
li and singular the kindre. and creditors
the said Samuel A. Burgess, de
eased, that they be and appear, before me,
time Court 'f Probate, to be held at Man
ing, S. C.. on ine sixteenth day of March,
ext, after. publication hereof, at 11
clock ini the forenoon, to shew cause, if
iy they 1.-ve, why the said administration
iould not be granted.
Given under my hand this twenty-.
venth day of February, Anno Domini,
ieal.] LOUIS APPELT,
, Judge of Probate C. C.
jAVING PURCH A RED THE PLANT
of the Atlantic Phosphate Company.
mgether with the entire stock, brands and
ood-will, we take this method of thanking
me friends and patrons of the Chicora Fer
lizer Company for their cordial support
id patronage in the past, and n.,w solicit
Itronage of the Atlantic Phosphate Comn
mny as well as the Chicora brands, gnar
iteeing that, under the management of
bicora, the reputation earned by the At
ntic brands will be fully sustained.
CHICOBA FERTILIZER COMPANY.
CHARLESTON, S. C.
GEO. A. WAGENER, General Manager.
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