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THE MAINGI TIES.
wranan -1n, . CeP
LOUIS APPELT, Editor.
Wednesday, marcb 18, 1895.
The dispensary law is now fully
headed for the United States supreme
court. Judge Simonton in a decis
sion yesterday declared the law to be
unconstitutional. An appeal will be
taken right away for a final settle
ment of this vexed question. In the
meantime the State constables will
make good hauls from those who will
order liquor from beyond the State.
There are a few calamity howlers
who have taken up an idea that to
favor granting to Conservatives, rep
resentation in the constitutional
convention means a jeopardizing of
all the Reformers have fought
for. This is the idea Senator Irby
would like to have us believe, but
the Reform movement educated the
masses and they can clearly see that
we cannot continue in strife. The
non-factional idea is fast gaining
ground, because it is just, and ex
pedient, and the only safe plan, when
we consider the black cloud hovering
over us and the number of white
men ready to take any advantage of
a schism in the Democratic ranks.
We witness men to-day who were
the foremost in their oppression of
the negro and had to be held back
1876, now professing great friend
ship for the negro, and swearing by
all that is holy that they will see the
negro has his rights at the ballot box.
These things together with an over
whelming Repulician Congress should
open our eyes to reason.
In response to our suggestion to
tatives to Columbia to attend the con
have a convention to send represen
ference under the call of the "Forty"
several gentlemen told us that they
endorsed all we had to say on the
subject and they expressed the hope
that a mass meeting would be held
on the 2sdinst., and that the same
would be largely attended from every
section of the county. In accordance
with these expressions of approval
we wrote out a call which will be read
in another column. White men of
Clarendon shall we stand apart
through factional prejudices and let
an enemy to our civilization get con
trol of this government, or shall we
come together and bury factional
diferences bt least for a time, and
with united efforts make the coming
constitutional convention a body
representing all of the white men of
the State. We should remember,
that in the preparation of our organ
ic law Reformers and Conservatives
alike are interested, and what will be
disastrous to one will be disastrous
.to all. Therefore, upon this all im
portant matter let us lay aside politi
cal factional differences and come
*together for the purpose of selecting
our brainiest and most patriotic men
to make this new constitution, which
--all of us and our children after us
must live under. The convention to
be held on the 23d, should be a rep
resentative one, and should be largely
attended; with such a body, Claren
don will send to the Columbia con
ference three men who will use every
effort to devise a plan by which the
white men of South Carolina can
without the least sacrifice of principle
come together, and work harmonious
ly in the ranks of the Democratic
In a recent published interview
Governor Evans says:
"Conventions and caucuses in Columbia
of disgruntled politicians and would-be
leaders, who are attempting to hoodwink
the people under the gmise of patriotism
and peace will be repudiated as presump
What the governor means, we do
mnot exactly understand. If he refers
to the "Forty" he will find that they
are in closer touch with the people
than he supposes. Because the pres
ent conditions require action on the
part of the people and they see fit to
act, nothing that Governor Evans or
any one else might say will stop them.
We have upon us a serious question
to solve and it must be wisely solved,
or ruin will be the result. The peo
pie have chosen leaders and in them
they confide, but when it comes to a
question of changing the constitution,
they propose taking a hand whether
the chosen leaders are willing or not.
The people will not "repudiate as
presumptuous demagogues" the men
who will meet in Columbia on the
27th inst., because the motive
prompting them is of the purest
patriotism. They were the first to
say 'let the new constitution be made
by the people and not by designing
politicians" and it was only after they
made this proposition that some of
our chosen leaders jumped into the
band wagon and are now trying to
push the driver off the seat. No, Gov
ernor, the people have the right to
meet, and they will meet - regardless
of any attempts to thwart their par
If the governor is sincere in
' ageement made in the Tillman
and we believe he is, we think he
should lend his aid in any effort that
will aid him in carrying out his agree
ment but from some of the expres
sions he used in his interview it looks
to us asifhe isnot willing for any
one else to have a hand in this peace
and unity business. The "Forty" are
going to go right on in their purpose
to bring the white people of this
State together on the constitntional
convention question and when they
'finish their work on the 27th inst., if
their action is right the people will
not "repudiate them as presumptuous
demagogues," but will rise and call
them blessed. As we understand it
the "Forty" are to devise some plan
by which the white people can get
6:>gether without the sacrifice of
p rinciple. If Governor Evans and
enator Tillman have the same pur
pose in view, then we are all together
and a non-factional convention made
up of brain and patriotism is assured,
and South Carolina will say by her
vote, the supremacy of the white man
shall be maintained.
Recollections of Potter's Raid.
BY BET. WM. W. MOOD.
The second visitor from Potter's army to
our parsonage in Manning was announced
by a very quick knock at the front door.
It seemed to be simply to let us know that
some one wished admittance, but not to
disturb us. It was between five and six
o'clock in the afternoon of the 8th April,
65,-Saturday. The servant girl, about
twelve years old, returned to us from
answering the knock, saying, "The young
gentleman says he has pitched his tent at
the fence, and he won't hurt us." "Oh, he
wears beautiful clothes.' 'I asked: "Where'
is he?" "He is gone out of the gate.'
"This is a streak of light; he won't hurt us
-go quickly and ask him in. I must see
him." He returned and we heard his steps
with great interest. It was cheering to us
to have some one to knock so gently and to
retire saying: -He was near the fence and
would not hurt us." As soon he stood be
fore my room door and saw me in bed, he
withdrew. I said: "Walk in, sir; my
condition preventsme from meeting you;
walk in." He then came to the door, and
taking off his (light-colored felt) hat, he
made a profound bow and put his hat un
der his right arm. Said I: "Be seated,
sir." The servant placed a chair for him,
but he remarked: "Iihave but a moment
to stay, I'll sit here,(on a trunk against the
wall at the foot of my bed.) There he sat,
somewhat out of sight.
That bow! there was much in it to re
assure us. He was a youth; beardless,
with light-blue eyes. His quiet manner,
his actual diffidence, drew me to him: He
sat in silence, with his hat in his hands
'turning it round and round. He was evi
dently embarrassed; though there was' a
purpose in his visit. He was closely
watched by me, and it was evident he was
here to learn of me, by the glances he'd
give me every now and then whiie playing
with his hat. He was an object of interest
to us all in the room. His first act was to
take a small bit of paper from his vest,
which was buttoned up to his throat with
very small brass buttons, and reading from
it to ask: "Is this your name?" reaching
up so he could see me well. "Yes,
sir, you have my name cor
rectly." He lowered his bead,
putting the paper back in his pocket and
his eyes upon the carpet. "You are pas
tor of this church?" "No, sir, of the
church on the street paralle with this; this
is the Presbyterian Church." "Yes, I have
been to it. The doors have been left open
and the soldiers and rabble have taken
possession of it." "Where is the pastor of
this (Presbyterian) church?" "He is Chap
lain in the arqy." "You are sick?" "Yea,
sir." "Who is your physician?" Drs. In
gram and Huggins." "Where are they?"
"I have not seen them since Thursday
evening." "Where are the men of this
place?" ,"I can't tell though I pre
sume they have gone to Sum
ter." "Do they propose to concentrate
there and resist us?" " rhis is whit I have
understood." "Why did you not leave the
town when they left?" "ecause I was in
bed, and was not able." "Would you have
left if you had been able?" "I rather think
not. I could not have felt willing to leave
my family after we heard of this negro
army coming. We are in great terror, and
though we have had negroes around us all
our lives, yet we have never been with
these surroundings before. "Are you an
organized army?" "Yes; our General is
quartered across the street. His name is
Potter. I have not been much with him,
but he seems to be a kindly-disposed
man. They say he is a Baptist preacher.
Are there any intoxicating liquors that
these people can get, for if there are, they'll
get out of our control." "Are the officers
negroes?" "All the commissioned officers
are white but one; he is a mullatto. He is
from Massachusetts." (South Carolina has
cause to know him and to remember him.)
Our conversation was here interrupted
by one of the servants rushing in and tell
ing him the soldiers were robbing her box.
They swept it out, and all of our kitchen
furniture before we knew it.
I began to feel easy while he thus talked;
but there was reserve in all these utter
ances. And I could plainly see his glances
at my face. He was watching me evident
ly for a purpose, and I felt embarrassed.
though I tried to be natural. He asked:
"Why did your .people leave you here
alone? for you are the only white person we
find in the town. All the men have fled."
I answered. "that I was urged to go. but
was not able to leave." (Another fuss with
the negro solders in the yard interrupted
our talk.) I asked him his name and what
were his duties. "Waterman. I enlisted
in California, and belong to the Engineer
Corps. I have put my tent at your fence
and my duties are pressing, as I have to
see to the repairing of the bridges over this
long causewvay, which were fired last night
by your people." "Can't you come in
again?" "I'll try and do so." And now he
broached the subject which I dreaded:
"Do you know the man who shot one of
the guard in your streets and then fied?"
looking at me. "No sir." --The soldiers
say he surrendered. and then turned and
shot him down. Does he belong to this
place?" "Really I don't know; I have not
been out of my room in several days. It is
actually unfortunate for us that he should
have surrendered and then shot. But I
know nothing of the particulars. I saw
two strangers ride into the town this
morning; one of them I saw with a gun;
not long afterwards I saw him pursued by
five of your men, and they all went down
that road; our nurse told us he had killed
in his saddle one of your men. .This is all
I know about it.," "The army are all in
great anger, and the General has caught the
contagion (his words), and it is pretty - well
determined to deal with the town. Your
friends should not have left you here, you
should have gone with them." "But I am
to be held responsible for what soldiers
under orders do?" "No, but it is believed
you did the deed, then escaped and have
gone to bed. I feel for you and your
family. The darkies on the street all know
you, and neak kindly of you; but - the
entire army are in a rage and are deter
mined to punish the town for it-' I asked
who it was shot? "It was a private sol
dier. Can't you even now, make some ar
rangemeut by which you and your family
can leave the town?" I told aim I was not
able to sit up and travel. It was not pos
sible to do this. "Are you dressed?" I told
him I had been urged to put on my pants.
"You must dress yourself, for you will cer
tainly be made a prisoner and carried
away." And he went on to say: "Dont
resist; obey their orders quietly. Don't
attempt to carry anything with you. Any
valuable paper you might put into your
boot. But you'll be carried with the army."
I asked: "Will I be permitted to ride?"
"No, sir; our wagons aro few and they are
loaded." "I'll not walk far." "That will
not distress them, for the army is in a
rage." He got up to leave, but putting his
haid into his pocket, looked at a paper,
and then asked me concerning "Brewing
ton?" "If it was a town, &c., &c." He then
asked: "Were there five negroes hung
here not long ago?" "Yes, sir." "Where were
they hung?" I told him as well as I could.
"I ask you, because it has been told us
that they were hung for no cause, had no
trial, and that you were there and witness
ed it all." "I can soon tell you, Lieuten
ant, all I know about tbis. They were
found in the woods with guns, and when
by the Sheriff they were called upon to de
liver up their guns they fired upon him.
They were caught and put in jail. I vis
ited them before and after their trial, and
when sentenced to be hung I sang and
prayed with them often, and all their com
panions and friends in this town know
this?" "Did you see them hung?" "No,
sir; but I accompanied them nearly to the
place of execution, and then in the road we
sng and prayed together. I shook hands
with each of them. They thanked me in
tears for all I had said to them. Their
people should not have told you anything
but the truth in all this. I have no com
punctions of conscience in any part I took
a this affair." "WVas there an old man
uong them?" "Yes; I remember one was
uch older than his companions, but the
aws of the country had been violated and
hey suffered the penalty." He retired
sying he must look after the bridges.
Sumter, S. C.
To be continued
It is not to be wondered at that Ayer'slPills
re in such universal demand. For the cure
f constipation, billiousness, or any other
:ompint needing a laxative, these pills are
insurpassed. They are sugar-coated, easy
"Let the People Rule."
The review of negro suffrage and
negro rule down to 1876 clearly
shows what 9n outrage, what an in
famy, and crime was committed
against Anglo-Saxon civilization when
it was forced upon the South. It
had to be thrown off by fair means or
any means that were necessary, and
the means used have been justified
by all who have bcen elected to office
in and since 1876, and by all who
have voted and participated in and
enjoyed the fruits of these elections.
Where would South Carolina be to
day ? where would white supremacy
be ? where would the negro himself
be ? if what some call fair elections
We come now.to te present consti
tution. What is it? Who made it?
The "fallacy of confusion" was used
to perfection and one of the notable
features of the last campaign was
that while nearly every candidate de
nounced the present constitution as a
"Radical rag," not one of them dared
discuss it on its merits, and no arti
cle or section was shown to be in
jurious to our interests, that could
not be remedied by amendments, and
without cost to our people. They
knew the new one was not intended
to be submitted to the white people.
But when the political fortunes of
some of them began to wane then
they cried out for its submission to
the people. "Radical Rag" was used
as a political trump card to catch
Did the brains of radicals and
scalawags formulate and enact the
present constitution ? If so, they
were wise and profound, experienced
and learned men. But they were not
wise and profound, experienced or
learned in legal and constitutional
question?. They could not and did
not make the present constitution.
Our white people from prejadice
and passion refused to enter the con
vention of 1868. This they after
wards repented. At this crisis Gov
ernor James L. Orr issued an address
to the white people urging and en
treating them to send delegates to
this convention in order to save and
secure their material interests, and
he plead with the colored delegates
beseeching them rot to abuse their
freedom, not to endeavor to oppress
their former masters. He plead as
only James L. Oir could plead for
his country and people. It was ow
ing to his influence, and to that
"Divinity that shapes our ends,
rough hew them how we will," that
instead of a constitution "de novo"
being made, the constitutions of
Ohio and New York were adopted
and followed. These constitutions
were the result and evolution of J
white civilization working out the!
problems of government. White
men with their wives and children
around them working out the great i
principles of taxation, free schools,
and the great American principle of
the homestead law under which to
day three-fourths of the homes of the
State are secured to the people, and
food and shelter to the mothers and
little children. The free public2
schools and the homestead law are
the foundation stones, the bed rocks
of the present constitution. Will
you destroy them or will you take
them without credit and rear upon
them a new constitution? What
then becomes of your prejudice
against the "Radical rag ?" Do~you
not convict yourselves of glaring in
consistency in lashing yourselves to
fury against a constitution that in
these days of calainity is the only
thing that gives the masses of the
people education and a shelter for
their heads. The homestead law,
radical though it be called, says to
the extortioners and to those who
"devour widows' houses," and whot
now but for it would be sweeping
away the homes of the people like an
inrushing sea, "thus far shalt thout
come, but no further, and here shallt
thy proud waves be stayed." The .
free schools say "let there be light."
Let the darkness of ignorance and ,
sin and iniquity be gone. Is it the,
purpose (and it is so declared by
many) to eclipse this light by taking
away the two mill tax ? Such a pol-1
icy will consign the masses to igno-t
rance and slavery. Is this your idea
of "equal rights to all and special fa
vors to none ?" While crying out for
higher education, to let the strong
and unscrupulous bloom and flourisht
at the expense of the poor plow-boys
whose votes took many of you from
obscurity and placed you in office ?1
Tax them to support high schools I
and colleges, and then place a three
dollar poll tax on them whether their
children go to school or not ? Keep
them in ignorance and then disfran
hise them for being poor and igno-1
rant? Pauperize them through ig
norance and then disfranchize them
for being poor? Is that reform? I
Mr. George Pringle tells us substan
tially that a white man who can't
read and write is an ass and has no 1
right to vote, etc.
How came it to pass that there are
from ten to fifteen thousand illiterate
white men in South Carolina to-day ?
Who are and were they and theirt
fathers, good enough to dare and die 1
for their country ?
Tell us, you "guiding stars," who
have traveled so far in every land
and country, until you have gone be-t
yond love or sympathy for the true,
the brave and the modest, how comes
it that they are so poor and illiterate?t
Was it not your policy that madet
them so ? your policy of educating |
the few at the expense of the many ?
t was your policy that caused the 1
blight and the ruin, and upou you
should fall the punishment and not
The tax laws made in accordance I
with the present constitution have I
et every requirment of taxation, S
and the revised statutes have been in r
imes of riot and bloodshed "a minet
f wisdom and strength."' Under I
he provisions of the present consti
ution Clemson was won, Coosaw was a
on, and the railroads and judges r
struggled in vain, and weie held like
ions entangled in a net, and com
plled to pay equal and just tales.
Now are you going to abolish these
provisions? If so, what are you go- h
ing to put in their place ? something f:
etter, or something through which S
hrewd lawyers "will drive a coach of S
Constitutions are the reins, the b
ridles, the bits which the people put '
pon their rulers to restrain them.
[he people lay down the great or-,
mnic law which rulers dare not vio- n
ate. It is the people's work, an
rulers must learn that they must sub.
nit and obey, noi make "Magni
If they persist the people have thi
ight and the power to besiege then
is the great Barrons did King Johi
n his castle, and forced him witl
3is prelates, bishops, and dignitariei
:o come down to Running Mead, ani
inder solemn oaths and bonds t<
sign the great instrument that was t
restrain his arbitrary power.
But they tell us we shan't mak
:he constitution, nor shall we ratifi
t after it is made. Was there eve
;uch assumption, such despotic con.
,empt for the people. We wsnt th<
,onstitution from, for, and by the
people. The office-holders seem t<
hink it ought to be from office.
aolders, for office-holders, and b3
No one but a fool signs a note be.
,ore he reads it. No county or Stat
aficial lawfully pays out money be
Lore he inspects the work. Public
>fficials where there is great respon
.ibility, are required to give boni
md security, and even then they o?
,eu go through, as luted banks and
lefaulting dispensers attest.
A word in a will is worth a thou
;and out of it. It don't do for pa
rents to trust their darling childrer
,vith all of their property. If the3
lid many would be penniless.
The old lady's advice was, "alwayc
ieep the loaf under your arm," ther
-ou can get bread when you want it
"Put not your trust in princes" ii
true saying. Why then should we
)lay the fool and throw aside the
3lainest dictates of business sensc
md common prudence when wc
-owe to consider the greatest and
nost momentous question that cat
>e presented to a people f3r tbei
:alm and deliberate judgment.
"Let the people rule." Let the
lelegates pass through the primary,
mnd the constitution when mad(
:ome back to the primary for ratifi.
ation. This will secure good gov.
,rnment, under which white peoph
nd colored poople will be secure it
ife, liberty, and the pursuit of hap
>iness. HENRY C. Bun.
Society Hill, March 11, 1895.
'he Proyocaliou Although Great, Bul
Let the Law Reign Supreme by all
Editor The Manning Times:-As a gen.
ral thing, we are a peacable and law-abid.
ng people of the Fork, but at present we
re very much aroused, and if the fiendE
vho are now doing so much devilment are
aught, we may call on Judge Lynch tc
aold an extra session of court. I heard
hat Mr. W. C. Reams lost bi.s barn and it
ontents night before last, and a few min
ites later I beard that my neighbor, Mr.-J.
3. Tindal, had his barn burned, which con
ained everything he had in way of provis.
ons and horse feed. As Mr. Tindal only
ives a mile from me, I hurried over, and
ound the report true. Mr. Tindal ha
>een a neighbor of mine for about seven
*ears,and I did not think he had an enemy.
Lbout 8 o'clock last night, Mrs. Tindal, on
waring a noise in the direction of the lot,
pened a window. She saw that the barn,
'hich stands north of the house and oppo.
ite the window, was in a light blaze, Ineat
he door which entered the barn. By the
ime Mr. Tindal and his son, wbo had just
etired, reached the barn. the fire had
ained such headway that it was with much
lifficulty that he saved his stock. It seems
bat Mr. Tindal's son and a negro boy did
he feeding on that evening, and as Mr.
Cindal had been to Manning and returned
,efore sundown, the stock were fed for the
aight, consequently, there is no doubt but
hat the barn was fired, and I must say
hat it was the boldest piece of incen
liarismi I ever knew. It was a bright
noon-light night, and the house was set on
he south side and in full view of the dwel
ing, which was not far off. I wilL say in
onnection with Mr. Reams's loss, that
anve heard nothing definite. With the as
istance of Mr. W. E. Daniels, I went to
w~ork to assist him (Mr. Trindal) in replen
shing his loss, and I take it upon myself in
>ehalf of Mr. Tindal, to thank the generous
itizen of the Fork and Manning for their
ubstantial and generous response, among
hew the ;editor ot The Manning Times,
who contributed very liberally indeed.
Ve are determined t'o stand by our neigh.
ors in times of distress if we hare to share
he last bushel of corn, and, if possible, see
hat the guilty are punished.
Changing the subject a little, we are muak
ng every effort, what few fair days we have
rad, to prepare our land for planting, as
le have had to labor under many disad
antages on account of the extreme cold,
ain, etc., and as the earth turns around in
wenty-four hours, I had come to the con.
Iusion that we had turned as far as the
orth andl stop~ped. At one time we
bought the oat" crop was a total loss, and
>eing a lairgc oat lianter nmyself, I felt very
nuch concerned about them, and at one
imo thought of planting corn where I had
uts, but I believe there will be a plenty
eft, andl my advice to the farmers is to let
hem stand, even if they are thin,
nd I think there will be a good
emand for small grain this fall. Mr. Ed
tor, I predict that the hard times that we
ave had for the last few years, and the
a' price of cotton, will prove a blessing in
Lisguise, as I tirmly believe that we have
assed through the worst, and from neces
ity, have learned a lesson we will never
orget, and had the Southern people known
rhait was coming ten years ago, they would
>e to-day the most prosperous people un
ler the sun instead of the poverty-stricken
>eople that we are. I notice that the farm
rs have at last awaken to the necessity of
Laing their corn-cribs and smoke-houses
n their farms instead of in the West. I
Lotice that they are planting some of al
nost everything that can be grown on our
muds, consequently will have very little to
uy, as our lands can be made to produce
loost anything that can be made any
ebere. There is one thing in connection
eith farming which is very important, and
am sorry to say, seriously neglected, and
hat is proper drainage. When crops are
lanted on lands that are not drained, it is
seless to cxpcct to succeed. The farmers
ze also economizing in the way of labor,
s I notice men who heretofore only over.
eed the'ir farms in a general way, have
hrown off their coats and taken a hand's
lace, making their own individnal labor
Polities is not much talked of over in
bese parts, notwithstanding the constitu
ional convention so near at hand. In ref
rence to said convention, I trust that every
ian will be conservative in his utterances,
s I think the white men of this State have
ecn div'ided long enough, and I see no
eason why they should not come together
ow and forever afterwards remain as
'rothers. I trust that the convention will
e non-partisan in the strictest sense, and
verily believe it will, and as a Reformer,
for one, am willing to acceed to the oppo
ite faction all that is just.
Mr. Editor, have you heard of any
eformied chickens ? I think I have a hen
aat certainly must be a lieformer, as she
tole her rest and went to setting, and
'hen the eggs were taken away from her
1ere happencd to be a dispensary bottle
ear by which she drew under her and is
ow covering with as much complacency as
it wvere a s'etting of eggs. Can you tell
me what she will hatch ?
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DIXIE'S STAPLE CROP
Exaot Figures ofthe Cotton Move
ment For the Season.
THE BELT DIVIDED INTO SECTIONS.
Enormous Increase Ia Production Shown
In Every State Over the Figures of
tho Preceding Year-The Move
ment Given in Detail
NEw OnLE.&NS, March 12.-New Or
leans eotton exchange statement: The
Texas cotton crop and movements from
the Gulf and Atlantic states.
Actual deliveries from the state of
Texas for the first six months of this
season to February 28th of 2,803,396
bales against 1,795,412 bales for the
same time last season, making a not
increase of 1,079,984 bales. The delive
ries at the Texas seaboard show an in
crease of 570,68 bales; shipments via
Cairo and St. Louis, 133,909; to New
Orleans 378,777, and rail shipments to
Mexico of 27,928 bales. While ship
ments across the Mississippi river,
north of St. Louis, have decreased 13,
293 bales. Deliveries from the state of
Texas from and after March ist last
year were 263,648 bales, the commercial
crop of Texas last year having been
Cotton Belt In Sections.
Secretary Hester has also issued a
statement giving an analysis. of the
movement of cotton into sight, divid
ing the cotton belt into three groups,
viz., 1st, Texas and Indian Territory;
2d, other gulf states, embracing Ar
kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Ten
nessee; 3d, Atlantic states, embracing
North Carolina, South Carolina, Geor
gia, Florida and Alabama. This analy
sis shows the crop brought into sight
for the first six months of the season
to February 28th, inclusive-Texas
2,931,920 bales, against 1,811,540 bales
in 1894, and 1,693,962 in 1898. Other
gulf states, 2,898,895 bales against 1,
939,359 in 1894, and 1,555,707 in 1896.
Atlantic states 8,1386,900 bales against
2,8(5,709 in 1894, and 2,824,674 in 1893.
The statement does not divide Texas
and other Gulf states for 1892, the
9,035,000 crop year, as there were no
separzte monthly figures made for
Texas in that year, bul it gives the fol
lowing comparisons between this year
Atlantle and Gulf States.
Texas and other Gulf states together
this year 5,330,715 bales against 4,874,
419 in 1892; Atlantic states this year
8,135,940 hales against 3,080535 in 1392.
Excess compared with 1802 in Texas
and other Gulf states, 456,295; excess
compared with 1892 in the Atlantic
states, 54,405. The difference In Texas
crop as given above and Texas in sight
consists of the fact that Texas crop
embraces only cotton actually shipped
out of the state to February 28, whereas
the in sight includes also stocks at
counter interior towns on February 28
in excess of September 1st. Deliveries
from the different groups after Febru
ary 28 in the past three years, were:
From Texas 247,520 bales in 1894 and
214,561 in 1893; from other Gulf states
276,918 in 1694 and 308,859 in 1893; from
Texas and other Gulf states together
560,581 in 1898; from Atlantic states
408,776 in 1894; 402,602 in 1893, and 517,
844 In 1802.
WHY IN MAN FAVORS3 SILVER.
Cotton is Selling In Mexico For 10 1-2 Cents
-- Per Pound Ia White Metal
NEW Yoix, March 7.-Coitton advanc
ed 8 to 10 points and closed steady
with sales of 161,200 bales. Liverpool
advanced 23 to 2 points and closed
-Mr. Samuel M. Inman, of Atlanta,
hias just returned from Mexico and
favors silver, as cotton in Mexico is
selling at 16% cents a pound in silver,
or equal to about 8% cents in our mon
ey. There is a duty of 4M cents a
pound on cotton in Mex~ico, and this
and other charges, according to calcu
lations made here on a shipment from,
say Galveston, would cause a loss of
% to M cent, per pound on cotton ship
ped to Mexico.
THE SONS OF CONFEDERATES.
Solieitor-General Conrad Oppose. the Or
ganization of the Order.
WAsINGOoN, March 11.-Holmes Con
rad, the new Solicitor-general of the
department of justice, has astonished
the -confederate brigaders and other
veterans by taking st:ong ground
against the proposed organization of
Sons of Confederate Veterans. Mr.
Conrad was assistant adjutant-general
in Rosser's cavalry. He says he does
not care to see such an orgnnization
formed, and above all he thinks it
would not look well for holders of fed
eral positions to engage in it.
Wholesale Discharg, of Conductors.
JAcxsoxVi.LE, Fla., March 9.-Pink
erton's men are cutting a swath into
the ranks of the conductors of the Flor
ida railroads. Eight conductors have
been discharged from the South Flor
ida, five from the East Coast Line and
yesterday five from the Jacksonville,
Tampa and Key West railroad. No
Benedict Dismisses One Hundred Men.
WismxreroN, March 9.-Public Prin-|
ter Benedict yesterday dismissed 100|
employes of the government printing]
office, the majority of them being
compositors. The removals were
caused by the adjournment of congress
which made.a scarcity of work. Other
dismissals will follow as the business
of the bereau decreases
As Yet No Senator Elected in Delaware.
DOVER, Del., March 9.-Yesterday's
meeting of the joint session of the leg
islature to ballot for a senator was bet
ter attended than usual, as there was a
rumor that a third man might be de
cided upon. Once more the crowd was
disappointed. No election.
Death of Bishop Thomas.
S..uy, Kan., March 11.-- Rishop
Thomas died at 9:35 o'clock last night.
Samuel A. Rtigby,
WARRANT TO SEIZE CROP UNDER LIEN.
BY VIRTUtE OF AUTHORITY~VF~S.
einme by James E. Davis, C. C.
P. d- G. S., I have seized and will offer for
sale on Monday, the 1st day or April A. D.
1895, being salesday, at the court hbnse in
Manning, Clarendon County, State afore
said for cash, the following property, to
wit: About 75 bushels corn in shuck and
about 500 lbs, fodder, to satisfy lien in
above stated case.
DANIEL J. BiRADHAM,
Sheriff Clarendon County, S. C.
O N THE 27TH DAY OF MARCH,
1895, I will apply to the Judge for
Clarendon County for letters dismissory as
administrator of the estate of Mrs. S. S.
T. H. HARVIN,
Sier, Feb. 27, 1895.
SOUTH CAP1 L!U--A m- : ::--r.
The state disper.;:ry has dizcard
the red scaling waxs in hott; lim acrs
and hereafter the bottI wcil b a a
with tn foil.
Mr. J. S. McLucas, of Marion. !..L;
sustained the reputation he ima?de .
the South Carolina college by lcading
his class in Ilarvard univer.-ty.
Between four and ive hundred dol
lars have been raised at Fair Forest, in
Spartanburg county, and a lot isd
ted to build a Presbyterian chu
Charleston is not nthu 1r -
ball this year and it is d.btful if a
Charleston team will be in the 'onth
Atlantic league. if it is r
The Pickens llies have r t, z
under the new military ;--. Thirty
four men ha:e tak.n theath, a-n(L they
intend to make their conpany the be:;t
in the state.
Pelly Reynolds. of Spartanburg conu
ty, is perhaps the oldest man in the
state, beirg ii years of agfe. Hle is
help!css and depend.at 'pon his neigh
bors for assistane.
The governor lia.: re-.ivd a tlegramn
from Chief Constable jholy in Charles
ton, saying he had seiz.l eight half
barrels of whiskey and twenty-ri
hundred pounds of b-acon. Nothing
more could be learned. but it is sup
posed the whiskey was shipped hidden
under the bacon in some %av.
WORTH BEGAN AS A PRINTER.
He Died the Mlost Famous Dreszmaker in
All the World.
PARIS, March 12.--Charles Frederick
Worth, the most celebrated of Parisian
dressmakers, who died resterday, was
singularly enough, a native of England,
but the only queen in all Europe who
never ordered a toilette from him is the
one in whose dominions he was born.
He began life as a printer, but a In
stinctive dislike to soiling his hands as
well as his inborn gifts, led him t) ex
change his apprinticeship for a po-ition
in the extensive dry goods house of
Swan and Edgar in London. 'ihere he
developed and perfected his apprecia
tionof the productions of the French
millionaires and dressmaker . superin
tending the unpacking of every case of
pattern garments that arrived and
speedily became an authority in all
matters connected with sty-lishness of
cut and tastefulnes-; of trimming. But
Paris alone afforded a fleld for the full
exercise of his tale::tn to. he
went. His fame belted tworld in all
WHAT CAN THE MALA'W BE.
Story of the Drea .ne:a - * po
session of a
AsuLAND, 'X,, March
ports fron Floyd cunty. ro0ght by
local traveling s:lumen just reurned,
are not at all encou:gin-for:::e ea-ry
suppression of the strange m .th-at
is raging in the Mud Rive e- ramutry. it
has become so violent that eve the
physicians of the surrounding coun ty
refuse to visit the victims. In all the
death roll has exceeded flftv already
and the disease is on the incro-se. The
disease, instead of being smal. pox. re
sembles cholera except that i: chokes
the victim to death, beginnin;g in the
stomach and rising to the throat. In
nearly every case it has been fatal. the
victims seldom living three days after
THE EXPOSITION'S THE THiNG.
Arrangements for the Sower amd Wat,-r
ATLANTA, March 9.-The executive
committee of the Cotton States; and Jn
ternational Exposition has accepted
bids for transportation building, sewer
pipe and water pipe for the exposition
grounds and ordered emnploy-ment of
landscape gardiner to seperintend the
planting out of trees, shrubs. etc.
Vice-President Baldwin. of the South
era Railway, reports elaborate arrange
ments for handling pe &ple betw-een~ the
city and the exposition grounds over
two tracks, with four tracks in the
grounds and four tracks to unload at
the city station, so that trains will
leave every four minutes each day.
ANOTHER HIGH LIFE DIVORCE.
The Married Daughter of (hief Justce
Fuller C'annot Live With Her Hiusbanid.
CalcaOo, March 1u.-PIauline Cony
Aubrey, daughter of Chief Justice Ful
er, of the United States supreme court,
has applied to the circuit court for a
divorce from her husband, James
Mathew Aubrey. The bill was filed in
the circuit court yesterday. This is the
otcome of a sensational runaway
match which startled Chicago society
in March, tS89. It will be remembered
hat the couple were married in Mil
waukee, March 19, 1880. Miss Fuller
was eighteen years old at the time.
Aubrey was inin years. A short time be
fore Chief Justice Fuller had gone to
take his seat on the supreme bench.
CAPT. O'BRIEN BUYS AGAIN.
At the Sccond Sale the Age-Herald
-Brought Thirty-n-fv ilundred 31ere.
BiaMisOAan. March i.. - The 1;ir
mingham.Agre.-Herald wa-s re-sold at
public auction yesterday by the trus
tees of the bondholders. (apt. Fr:ak
P. O'Brien becomning the. pur ha r at
the sum of $23.5', cash which~- is
$3,500 in excess of his bidof month
ago. He wil' assume -"rol at 0 -nc.
and re-organize th' foce Caa
OBrien is one of the principaVl bn-i
holders. and wa at- one 1 t 'n '-i enft
of the Age-'Iral .-ma'm-. He h-is
ordered lates :.y dmcheran
will put they pr~ .. ir .-. trm h a
cial basis-irov~.ing; it ain every -
partment - -
MAY SOON H AV PEEACE iN' OU-DA
Public senien t inth l ) :.a:-h
District Iavoc. -n-ur a ' c --
HAVAYA,Marc-h tM.--ThUh aao
insurgents which wa~ a a~- e. -e
ed and dispersed by, Genea Garrichx
has been rednced to fort- menx' and
negotiations are peninga for their su
render. Public sent:e in the '-ev
ince of S'antiago) de Cuba. ne: ihol
really disturbed d.:,titi vr
strongly in favor of poac.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF CLARENDON,
BLouis Appelt, Esq., Probate Judge'
W HEREAS P. B. HIODGE
made suit to me, to gr-ant
him Letters of Admlinistration,
of the estate of and e-lfets of S. F.
These are therefore to cite and ad
monish all and sinigular the kindurd
and cre-ditors of the sai d E:;t.S F H odge
deeased, that they be and: :appear,
before mie in the Court of Probate. to
be held at Manning, S. C.. on the:t- (h
day of March. next. .tfter pubbea-I
tion hereof. at 11 o'clock in the fore
noon. to shew cause, if any \ e
have, why the said Admninigrthu
should not be grante-d.
Given under my hand this l:,t h diay
of March, Anno Doiix 1 9.
[Seal.] LOUIS APPEL1 IT.
Judlge of Probate. C. C.
Full concavecd razor-s exLImed1 for :my
good brand of old heavy razors at A. B
aowa' barber shop.
TRONG REVIVAL OF BUSINESS.
to tihze State Departmeat an the
,uinc.is of Flaxen Textiles.
WASINOTON, March 11.- United
-e, Consul Taney at Belfast, Ireland,
:iade an interesting report on the
-n ade in flaxen textiles. He
a that 1894 was a very bad year for
I ei fast on account of the com
rcia depression in the United
ate., w. here the greater part of Bel
.st's flax goods are sold.
Hut Mr. Taney said that after the
t:zriff agitation had ended "orders be
n increasing and business in the tex
t Ic industrv revived until the demands
are now equal to what it was at any
tnime within the past five years."
The revival is so pronounced that it
's brought the total exports of linen
piece goods in 1894 up to 156,293,600
yards, as against 15',U*5.300 yards,
valued at $17,537,216, in the preceding
year, showing a diminution of barely
1- per cent in quantity and 4 per cent
in value, whereas, for seven months
cnding in July of 1894, as compared
With the same months In the five
pre-vious years, it has fallen off 20 per
ient in quality and value.
THE A. P. A.'S TO CONVENE.
The Natlonal Convention of that Ordoy.
to Meet at Saginaw.
SAGINAW, Mich., Maich 11.-The nat
ional convention of American Pro
tective Association opens tomorrow
for a threee days session. The
prime object is the consideration
of the proposition for the forma
tion of what is to be known as
the independent American party.
State President Beatty says: We feel
strong enough now to form a party
We number over one hundred thousand
in 'Michigan alone. We cannot tell
what the platform of the party will be
uutil it is framed. We know we would
resrict immigration, but beyond that
the political complexion of the eon
vention will decide. It is said that the
party will put a Presidential ticket in
the field next year.
THREE MONTHS ONLY TO LIVE.
Sentence I'assed Upon the Young M
neapolls Gambler and Murderer.
MINNEAroLIS, Minn., March 12.
Harry T. Hayward, convicted of the
murder of Catharine Ging, has three
months to live. Sentence was passed
on him by Judge Seagrave Smith yes
terday after a motion for an arrest of
sentence by Mr. Erwin had been do
r.icd. "The sentenoa of the eourt,"
said the judge "is that you be taken to
the Hennepin county jail and there
confined until, after a period of three
months, a time be Eixed by the gov
rnor of this state, you be taken to the
riace of execution and be hanged by
thc neck until you are dead, dead,
RESOLUTIONS ON PARKHURST.
V'inAlly Laid Upon the Table After a Long
War of Words.
Niw YoRK, March 12.-According to
programme the resolutions reflecting
upcn the conduct of Dr.. Charles H.
Parlhurst in the matter of his
criticism of the New York Presbytery's
action with regard to the sale of the
church of "Sea and Land," were of
fvred yesterday afternoon- at the
monthly meeting of that body in the
lecture room of the First Presbyterian
church. Dr. Parkhurst was absent,
havirng left the city for a two weeks'
rest, but his friends were there in force.
A great deal of discussion ensued and
the friends of Dr. Parkhurst -finally
managed to have the resolutions laid on
the table, vote 57 to 36.
IS JUST AS COOD FOR ADULTS.
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Paris Medicino Co., st. Louis, Mo.
Gentlencn:-we sold last year, 600 bottles of
L rttregssardytsye.Inallouo1vES TASTELESS CHILL TONIC and have
pMi~u: 14 hears. alrnd ths deru. Inall ae
ci r 5):in siarticl~tht gave uc Euie satl
suenrs your Tonic. Yourstu.
For sale by R. B. Loryea, the Druggist,
dannir~g S. C.
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L.essens Pain, Insures Safety to
LfofMother and Child.
8 My wife. after having used Mothers'
SFriend, passed through the ordeal
iwith little pain, was STRONGER IN ONE
SHOUR than in a WEEIC after the birth
Sof her former child.-J.J.McGotWRic,
:Bean Station, Tenn.
MoTHERs' FRIEND robbed p3a Of Its
terror and shortened labor. I have the heal
thiest child Ilever saw.
Mlas. L. M. AuHER, Cochran, Ga.
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you imagine-serious and
atal diseases result from
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Constipation, Bad Blood
Malaria, Nervous almnts
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NOTICE OF REGISTRATION.
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF CLABENDON.
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 eleetion; to
transfer persons from this to another
county, and from one township to
another, or from one residence to
another. All this must be done be
fore or on the first Monday in July,
1895. Lost certificates may be re
newed to within 80 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 consestive 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
Un.ited 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 rote 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 tiL'
State and who will register as here
inafter provided in suck 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 the~county seat
thereof, open his books of registra
tion, ai~d shall hold the same open
for ten consecutive calendar days
thereafter, between the hours of 10
o'clock in the forenoon end!4 o'clock
'in the afternoon. * * * * * * *
during which time any elector then
or heretofore at any time entitled
to register 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.
Set'. 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
~twenty-one years on the 30th day of
June, Anno Domini 1882, or at the
*time the said applicant became en
titled thereafter to register, or any
elector who has become a citizen of
this State by moving into the same,
according to the Constitution of the
State, and who shall make applica
tion under oath, stating the time of
his moving into the State and his
p lace of residence since living in the
State, which application shall be
supported by the affidavit of two rep
utable citizens, who were twenty-one
years of age at the time the appli
cant became a resident of this State;
such applicant shall be allowed to
register as a voter, and have issued
to him a certificate as a duly quali
fied elector in the manner and form
now provided by law, and be entitled
to vote at said election for delegates
to said convention.
G. T. WORSHAM,
Supervisor of Registration for' Clar
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