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THE AIM1 TIES.
LOUIS APPELT, Editor.
Wednesday, May 15, 1S95.
The Columbia State's Leap.
The Columbia State has for some
time been keeping itself in a position
to be ready to jump into the Repub
lican camp whenever the opportun
ity came, and now it seems that
Judge Goff in his recent decision on
the registration laws has opened the
way for the State. In a long-winded
editorial the State "rejoices" at what
it terms the "downfall" of our regis
tration laws, and in an editorial par
agraph it advocates giving the negro
minority representation. The State
has a right to advocate anything it
chooses, and the white men of this
State have sense enough not to be
gulled into the teachings of a news
paper advocating the driving of an
entering wedge into the trunk of our
political tree, that has borne fruit
upon which the supremacy of the
white man has subsisted and was
sustained ever since Wade Hampton
made his grand march from the
'mountains to the sea.
Is it not a pity that at this time,
when the white men are endeavoring
tc settle their differences amicably,
that there should arise from our own
ranks men who, to satisfy their selfish
ends, would sink the State in ruin;
men who, for temporary gain, are
willing to place upon our necks the
yoke so recently cast off ? We say it is
temporary gain, because we know
that the negroes for whom these white
men are now battling only want one
foot on the political ladder until
the opportunity comes to place both
feet upon it, and when that time does
come, away will go the men whom
they purchased to get this advan
tage. The negro at this stage of the
proceedings says he on wants a
minority representation. is this
when he is in the majority? erhaps
he couldn't get the support of the
Columbia State if he asserted his
rights and demanded all that a ma
Jori could get. The Colored Minis
teri Union says it will be satisfied
with minority representation. Just
how long they will be thus contented
does not appear in their utterances,
and if it did, we hardly think that
any number of white men could be
Induced to have much confidence in
anything they might say under the
The time has come when those who
prefer a government controlled by
white men to stop looking at the
past by nursing revengeful feelings
?or those who may be indirectly or
directly the cause of the present
awkward political condition. It will
not do to say that a certain element
is determined to rule, even if they
have to crawl to the negroes for aid.
Nor will it do to wave a red flag to
invite a fight. What must be done
to preserve the supremacy of the
white man in this State is for the
white men to be determined to carry
our coming constitutional conven
tion. They must make up their
minds that it is afight forlfe ad
liberty, and go in to the contest with
that spirit. .The election of dele
gates to the convention is not an
election for. office ; it is an election
for an honor without emolument,
~-therefore we see no sense in the white
men allowing themselves to be torn
asun~der, and especially- so when it is
agreed that all are working for the
aUl-important issue of WHITE MAN's
SUPREMACY. Unfortunately f or
South Carpolina, she has sons who
could not withstand the tempting
influence of Republican gold, and
they hiave sold their Mother State to
the enemy, but the goods are not yet
delivered, and it remains for us to
say, Will we let these traitors con
summate their unholy deal or will
-we stand up like men and defy the
enemy ? The people were tired of
political strife and contention be
cause that strife and contention was
with their friends and neighbors,
with whom they daily came in con
tact-in church, in business and so
* eiety-lhat since it has come to p ass
that a few men have attempted to
gratify their spleen and fill their
pockets by foisting upon us a condi
tion which threatens our civilization.
We say, let the strife and contention
go on and increase, but with the
scenes shifted. Let .us, as white
men, put aside factional feeling, and
all of us work to crush out this
hellish invasion. If the hirelings,
who the enemy bought, are to lead
in this movement to crash white su
premacy, such men are no better
than 'those who were leading the
e. my, prior to 1876, and should re
siesimilar treatment, There -is no
,question of faction now, for the rea
son that no factional issue exists.
The issue to-day is whether or not
the white men of South Carolina are
ready and willing to be sold to the
enemy by Goff, Douglass, Pope, Dar
This is'no time for Conservatives
to deman'd representation, and it is
no time for Reformers to refuse repre
sentation. The white people must
select their representatives and, once
they are selected, all of us must
: stand by them whether they all
please us or not. If the executive
committee order a primary ever-y
white man should participate, and
at the ballot boxes -both factions
should be represented; and, when
that primary is over, let no man stop
until he sees to it that every effort
has been made for the election of the
The income tax has been declared
constitutional by the United States
Supreme Court. We had hoped in
vain to escape this tax, but justice
has at last overtaken us, and we sup
pose we will have to submit unless
we can buy a Circuit judge of the
United States Court to protect urs.
We are now considering which is the
cheapest-to pay the tax or buy the
Manning, S. C., May 11, 1895.
Editor The Manning Times: Dear Sir
I cannot refrain from writing to congrat
ulate vou and express my high apprecia
tion of the enterprise and push exhibited
in your efforts to furnish your readers with
the latest news on current topics of the
day. I notice with pleasure that you gave
the result of the registration and dispen
sary litigations immediately after the an
nouncement of the decision of the court.
This is laudable and creditable. The pub
lic generally was deeply interested in the
legal proceedings in the above cases, and
'he Manning Times gave us the result in
advance of the great dailies of the State.
1 hope that your efforts to give us an up-to
date, readable and newsy paper will be
properly, appreciated by your subscribers
and readers. I inclose check for subscrip
tion for another year.
Yours truly, B. B.
Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic is a perfect
Malarial Liver tonic and Blood purifier.
Removes biliousness without purging. As
pleasarit as Lemon Syrup. It is as large
us any dollar tonic and retails for 50 cents.
- To get the genuine ask for &iroye's. Sold
on its merits. No cure, no pay. For sale
bhe Taa the Druggist.
Recollectious of Potter's Raid.
BY REV. W. W. MOOD.
Mr. Clarence Tisdale, owning a fine
traveler, offered to take me. We rode
from Col. James E. Rembert's residence
near Mechanicsville, Sumter county, at 4
o'clock in the morning, reaching the Gov
ernor's elegant mansion at noon. It was a
long, hard drive.
There was no distinctly marked road to
the front portico, and we alighted from our
buggy at the rear of the mansion. We
were most cordially received, the venerable
old gentleman walking out and meeting us
at the vehicle. We had met before, and it
was a pleasure to me that he remembered
"Your tired horse will be put up and you
will break bread with us and spend the
This was not our purpose, and I at once
told him so.
"But ministers are not often my guests,
and you must remain for the night. I will
make your stay pleasant. This is the first
time you have been here, and there are
many matters of interest to talk over."
I anticipated a kind reception, but
thought I could have my own way-have
this interview and retire-but I found it
difficult to do so.
"You have ridden a long ways. Your
horse is tired. Where do you intend going
from here ?"
"Back to Sumter."
"But von can't well reach there to-night."
And thus he met my purpose of remain
ing only long enough to have the interview
concerning Potter's visit to him with his
At last I said, taking his right arm in
mine and looking into hi-z face: "Goveinor,
will you do what I ask you to do ?'
"Why, certainly, Mr. Mood. It will be
a great pleasure to serve you in any way
I can. Well, walk into the house, be
seated, compose yourself, and recall all
you can of General Potter's raid through
My friend Clarence assisted him in
bringing into the hall an elegant walnut
writing desk ; upon it was paper, pen and
ink, which were kindly offered me. Ile
placed a certain chair for me to sit upon,
but it did not suit me. He saw it and
I remarked: "I'll not use ink, and paper
which I have brought can be used more
He sat in an armed chair, with a white
handkerchief held in his right hand over
his face. We all were silent. When he
asked, "Mr. Mood, are you realy ?" I re
plied I was. He spoke a little too rapidly
at first, when I'd check him, but he soon
got my gait. Now and then I'd stop
writing to sharpen my pencil. He re
marked: "You write rapidly, Mr. M."
A remark or two as a preface to this in
terview just here will be in place. On
Wednesday, April 19, 1865. a lofty column
of smoke was seen from ex Governor Man
ning's residence by the Governor andi the
ladies of his family. It was about nine
o'clock in the morning. It told unmis
takably to all that Potter's invading hosts
were not far off-on the direct road to the
Governor's rcsidence. The Goveinor had
just gotten home a few days before from an
extended tour tbrough the West under the
special commission of Judge McGrath,
then Governor of South Carolina.
The purpose of this commission was to
increase the fighting forces of Generals
Beauregard and Johnson, and another was
to produce concert of action among the
Governors of the Southern States in case
disaster should befall the Confederate
Governor Manning arrived at Montgom
ery, Ala., just after Sherman entered Sa
vannah, Ga. From Montgomery his route
lay by Augusta, Ga., where he was most
kindly received. Gen. D. H. Hill was then
in command. Here was had a long and
never-to-be-forgotten interview. It was
clear to General Hill-and it was so stated
to the Governor-that from his standpoint
and surroundings almost every interest of
the Confederate cause was then in jeopardy.
There were great anxieties in the minds of
all. General Hill's kindness and attention
to his distinguished guest were marked. On
his departure home General Hill furnished
him with an intelligent courier, an ambu
lance, a pair of active mules and a driver.
He pushed on with all speed toward home,
reaching Orangeburg just two hours b-'fore
Sherman took possession of Columbia.
He now made his way toward the fsantee
river-across which was his home, some
fifteen miles away. When this immense
swamp was reached it was at once seen
that it was completely flooded with an un
It became at once a question of how to
cross this dangerous swamp, swept by this
rapid flood of water. But, dangerous as
his surroundings were, there came to the
Governor's rescue his usual persistency
and indomitable perseverance. He at once
dismissed his attentive courier, ambulance
and driver ; and now, thrown upon his
own resources, he found an experienced
stock-driver of that region.
A bargain was made. He was to receive
$100 in Confederate money if he would put
him safely across on the other side. This
stockman was an expert with his paddle
and canoe, and traversed that immense
swamp with a perfect certainty of finding
his way out. The Governor was safely
landed, but was fifteen miles from home.
He walked that distance.
At home he learned that Potter
was making his way through the Sumter
district, and that, while active measures
were taken to unite the various~ bodies of
soldiers, who were collecting to oppos.e
him, it was seriously doubtea if they would
As we have seen-the column of smoke
(some four miles away) was easily observed
by the Governor and his fatmily from his
home, as well as by the many ladies who
had crowded there for protection-the neaf
approach of Potter was beyond a doubt.
The Governor's mansion was not only a
place of protection for his immediate
family. but there had been collected there.
the ladies of that entire community for
In the absence of their husbands and
brothers-all of whom were under arms -
the Governor was the only one to whom
they could go to in this hour of extreme
pernl for protection, and were welcomed
under his capacious and elegar t mansion,
as the announcement of the approach of a
negro army was extremely terrifying.
It was now between the hours of 0 n
10 o'clock in the day.'
While looking at the smoke in the dis
tance and surmising whose property was
being destroyed, a noisy and excited mass!
of black soldie-rs (with yells and oaths)|
came upon the grounds in the wildest con
fusion. There seemed to be no end of.
them. 'They rushed at once upon the
store-room, breaking in and emptying it
clear of its entire contents. Perhaps no
one in the State had a better supplied
larder than the Governor had just at this
time. It was all taken from him.
The ladies at the mansion were singu
larly composed and tried as best they could
to adjust themselves to their surroundings
in this hour of danger. They occupied the
parlors and library, while several remained
with the Governor in the hall.
It was only a little while when, with
great insole'nce, these black soldiers
crowded into the rear of the hall with a
view'< f entering the mansion. There the
Governor had taken his stand fearlessly and
determinately, and forbade their entering.
At that moment a negro sergeant, des
perate and ferocious, asked: "Have you any
protection for this house ?"
The Governor's reply was immediate :
''Our only protection is from the army of
the Confederate States."
The negro raised his gun and, leveling it
at the Governor, said : "You are a dead
At that instant the cry "halt !" was given
from another negro officer, and he added:
"Trhe General is at the front door."~
The Governor turned his back upon
these negro intruders and, walking the
length of the hall out onto the portico,
found the General and his staff seated upon
their hor. es. He addressed him : "I sup
pose this is the commander of the United
States army ?"
"-Yes, sir-; General Potter, and I have
come to protect your family and house
The Governor replied : "I ask no pro
tection but for the ladies under my roof,
and that is always granted in civilized
"That is my object," General Potter re-'
plied, -'in coming here, and I'll carry out
He then dismounted and walked into the
more of his staff and other officers, all of
whom appea:ed intelligent and refined
gentlemen. As he entered the hall the
Governor announced "The commander of
the United States Army."
It may be of interest to your readers to
know that only a few steps from where
Potter alighted from his horse at the front
portico of the mansion stands an anti
quated oak, under which Lord Corn
wallis' tent was pitched for a considerable
period during the revolutionary war. I
stood under its shadow with considerable
interest. Thd General said within the
hearing of all : "There shall be no injury
done to your estate, Governor, and the
ladies shall be protected." He was pre
sented to the ladies in the parlors and
library. There was the utmost quietness
and politeness shown by the officers.
Orders were at once issued that every
thing upon the gronnds should be pro
tected. After a short time the entire army
passed, leaving no stragglers. There was
great commotion and exciteuent in the
neighborhood. Some of the houses were
burned, pillaged and destroyed, but nothing
on the Governor's grounds was injured.
The utniost quiet prevailed after General
Potter aligihted at the front portico. H,!
was disposed to be social and to remove all
restraint from the Governor, his family and
his guests. The Governor remembers the
General taking him to the front portico,
and, admiring the grounds and house, say
ing, "This is a fine structure." (Its foun
dation was laid upon 300,000 brick and
great quantities of granite. He saw them
"Yes," replied the Governor, "it was
built by a man from New E:ng!and by the
name of Potter, andi I suppose a ian by
the name if Potter from New York will
"No, sir," replied the Generai, "that is
not my iritntion. Your place shall be
After the General and his officers bad
been in the house a short time two of his
soldiers came upon the grounds with' a
lasso in pursuit of a favorite horse. Gen
eral Potter called at once, saying : "Orders
have been issued for the protection of this
place. If yon violate these orders in any
respect I have you hanged tn the first tree."
Ie inquired of the Governor if lie had
received any news of the fall of the .Con
federate cause. When answered in the
negative he replied : "It is imminent--if it
is not already the case."
The Governor remarked : "It would
bring sorr w to millions of hearts."
About this time his army was passing
and one of the officers asked one of the
ladies to walk to the front portico and see
the army. While looking at it passing he
said : "Does not this remind you of the
Israelites escaping from the Egyptians?"
Sh looked at him and said: "That is not
a iemark which should be made by an of
ficer of the conqiiering army."
All of the officers went over the mansion
as a matter of curiosity, and for several
hours conversation was kept up on general
topics, as much as it was possible when a
period of snch dssaster seemed so near at
Gov::rnor Manning took the General soon
after the army had passed to the door and
pointed ont to him a column of smoke
about four miles away and said : -General,
there is ihe smoke of seven hundred bales
of cotton belonging to a widow and her
children. The eldest is not 12 years old.
I don't think it justifiable in an invading
army. They can't take up arms against
vou. The cotton belonged to the Hon.
Richard I. Manning, Senator of Clarendon
county, who died at the breaking out of
The General replied : "I knew of the
cotton, and this destruction has been done
against my express orders."
There was much ravaging and destruc
tion of property in the neighborhood-all
the men being in the army and these
homes only occupied by the ladiez.
Everything that could be done was done
to protect these ladies in their homes by
Lietenqnt Baldwin of the General's stf
All who saw him and his kindness retain a
vivid recollection of it all.
He left the Governor's mansion and went
to several houses in their unprotected con
dition, suppressing violence and protecting
After the General had remainied thus
quietly for six hours with his staff their
nrses wvere ordered, and he bade him fare
well, expressing the l.ope that a new-~ and
better condition of things would arise from
te trinophant march of the Unitedl States
The Governor replied : "What might be
a matter of pride and congratulation to you
would always be a source of bitter grief
mortificatiox to me."
About 4 o'clock in the afternoon General
Potter monnted his horse at the front porch
and rode away.
He had not beeni gone twenty minutes
before Lieutenant Rhett, a nephew of Hon.
Barnwell Rhett, rode up hurriedly and in
formed the Governor that he had been sent
to inform him that Ge'nerals Lee and John
ston had surrendered to the United States
government. The Lieutenant wvas so
wearied and utterly exhausted that, throw
ing himself down upon a divan in the hall,
he in a moment-seemingly-was in a
When the Governor had reflected fur a
few minutes on the -no'mentousness of this
message to him his conclusion was that it
was too important to be kept a moment
from General Potter, So he aroused young
Rhett and urged him to overtake General
Potter at once and make this annennee
ment to him.
He overtook the Generai a mile and,
fastening his white pocket handkerchief to
his sword, rode on, waving it.
The General received the message and at
once sent back one of his aides to the Gov'
ernor's miansion with his good wishes to
the Governor and his compliments to the
ladies of the mansion on the close of the
When the aide reached the mansion ne
found it crowded with Confederate soldiers
hungry and tired, lie delivered th'e Gen
eral's message to the Governor', xho re
turned 'his respects the General. saying:
"'he General's compllimenlts to ame andl to
the ladies of the mansion have been deC
livered in the presence of sixty or moie
Confederate soldiers, all of wvhom are sad
enough that the wvar has terminated so dis
General f'otter's course wvas now toward
iWright's Bluff, on the Sartee. He dined
hat day at Broughtoni cross roads -di
rectly on his route.
It was hard. for me to tear myvself away
from this grand old gentleiaan and refuse
his kind offer of tea or coffeee andI some
"You are wearied, and so is your friend,
and you should not retire before eating.
But, Mr. Mood, you must comie out on the
porch. This is where General Potter
alighted with his staff."
T1he grounds were ample, and one could
see a long distance, It 'a.s a charming
view. But, taking me by the arm, he said:
"Look here and see how the earthquake
has done the walls." Sure enough, on both
sides of the entrance, extending from high
up near the roof dlown to the marble floors
were immense cracks. The wails were
fearfully rent. 'rhen referring to the
sixty-odd soldiers, who came up and en
tered the house hungry and tired as coon
as Potter had gone, he said : "All I had
to give them to eat was a pot of honilny
and a chicken. This was all that was left
ie insisted that we go over the house,
and we did look into his elegant parlors as
he opened two of the windows to give us
light. But it seemed at the time that we
had to return to Sumter that night, and, as
I have said, had to tear ourselves away
from himi. I bid him good-bye. I knew
we'd mieet no more until "the final restitu
tion of all things." But that interview I
can never fo'-get.
I have in these papers several times re
ferred to a certain mulatto ofier-thie only
commisoned negro in General Potter's
army. He was from Massachusetts. We
were so informed the night the army en
tered Manning. The next time wue hear of
him was that lie entered that night the
house of one of the citizens occupied by
ladies (the hnsband was in the army). Hec
was at once taken for TIheodore liarvin, a
colored muan, a carpenter by trade, who
belonged to Dr. Ingrami. TIhecodore was
the husband of Mary', a wet nurse at that
time. lie wits immediately asked : "'Why
are you, Theodore, here? What are you
doing in onr house at this lime of the
night?" and was ordIeredl out. Th'e next
time we hear of him wvas the active Part
ie took in the destruction of Mr. IUdley
E. Hodge's home. He was recogmzed as
Theodore by some one of the chil Iren
hear of him again further on in the march
of the army toward Sumter. We shall not
dwell or particularize on these visits of
this creature. Again we hear of him
through Confederate soldiers who had been
captured and placed in range of our guns
on Morris' Island for alleged cruelty to
This creature was frequently officer of
the day, and be had been heard to speak
exultingly in later years of his having
been with General Potter in his raid
through South Carolina.
Wh n the war ended he settled in Kings
tree, Williamsburg county, S. C., ; nd, with
his family, remained there.
He never tried to pass himself off as :a
white man that we heard of.
His resemblance in size, complexion. etc.,
was striking enough. and we are not sur
prised that lie shouid have been taken for
His photograph lies before me. When
"the ebony" becinue in the ascendancy and
ruled supreme in South Carolina-pushed
on and encouraged by Uhittemore and
such like white adventurers-this creature
came prominently to the front.
Ile was a member of the convention
which made such radicud changes in our
State Constitnti-in. lie was returned at
the n(xt State election-in 18G8-t) the
tate L-islature as a member of the House.
He also reprezented Williamsburg county
as its Senator for several terms.
In the Mackey house, when Hampton's
sar arose in the ascendancy and tue
hivonets (of the Federal Government were
rein'v-1 from our State-a blessel deliver.
aLce, indeed -amd the Legislture was
called toge'her, this creatire, witb great
confidunce, appeared in his -eat.
le was asked by one who nnlerstood
the situation well : "Won't you have to get
away from here ?'
"Oh, io ; oh, no ; my record is all
"Well, you'll see.
After the organization of the House was
completed he asked at once for an "unlim
ited leave of absence." It was granted.
The rec'nd of his past behavior in South
Carolina hatt been kept. It was read out
to him aid a proposition was made to him.
le got away. Stephen A. Swails left the
(To be continued.)
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Senator Irby on the PolItical Situation.
Senator Irby, State chairman of the Dem
ocratic party, does not seem to be alarmed
at the present political outlook. He was
interviewed last Monday night. and this is
what he said when he was asked what he
had you to say about the pacification con
ference plan and the plan of the forty?
"Well, ats far as that is concerned, ,
think that the Reformers of South Carolina
have arrived at a verdict and it has already
been published. We have all had our say,
and I have nothing further on that subject.
As far ar 11:e state executive committee
adopting it is concerned, that is tue merest
nonsense. We are non-partisan. I am
chairman of the whole party. We want the
followers of the forty and Hemphill to be
have themselves and lock bands and hearts
in the general tight against the 'nigger.'
If they want a convention to "in"t a cer
tain line of policy let them advocate it be
fore the peopile in a general l~rimary and
abide by the result. It is well engh to
understand the issue at once. It is white
mahn against 'nigger'--white supremacy
and honest government against negro rule
and corruption. The time has come wihen,
every white man should show h.s coors.;
he ttiat is not with ;s is for thev '.;ger.'"
"What abant Ju tie Gofils decision an'I
"I am not a'armedl' by Goff 's decision. In
1876 the negroes had the machinery of g ,v
ernmenut, and were thoroughly organized
and backed by the military. We persuanted
theni by argiu-sett that is known to some,
and is not necessary to be known t.) others,
that this was a white man's government,
and that we intended to rule. Hampton
believes that enough voted for him to elect
him. As to that question I will not argne
it. I am thoroughly satisfied that he be
lieves it now. How many other.% in the
State believe it 1 dho not know. Now the
Democratic patrty has the election machin
cry, and it is organized to a man. 'The
negroes are thoroughly disorganiz~d, ex
cept what influence a few' renegade white
men-sonie Reformers anid some Conr erva
tives, with a go spiinkling of hire I 'nig
ger' preachers, can exert, and with an
absolutely fair eicetion, with the persa
sion the negroes will get from the truly
loyal Democrats I feel sate in predicting
that our majorities will not only be in
creased, but largely increas,:d. The sit
uation is just this ; there is no use for me
to disguise it : This intelligent minority
caims a divine right to rule the masses.
They tried in 1890, 189:2 anid 1894 to rule
our primaries and twice by independent
tickets. 'The laboring clement o: the st.te
repudiated themn, and it is no use for any
man in South Carolinia to think .that this
crowd or any other crowAd of white men in
thii'Sstate c.mn go to the negroes aend destroy
the votes of the white people and thins con
trol the State. That imay happen, but it is
a long, long, long time off. For -instance,
the farmeRs are almost bankrupt, the towns
and cities are prosperous. The only labor
that the farmers have is that of the negro
and their own. Up to the timie o~f the
Ha~kell movemeint the negroes were satis
tied and contented and making reasoniably
good laborers on the farm, but with ad this
the farmers were losing money evety year.
If the negro is taken from his chosen re
tireient and put into a jiolitical scramble
it is not very l'ard to teil whait kind of a
laborer he will make or bow long he will
carry out one of hii. contracts he mnakes
with his landlord. We would have a nice
state of affairs with the negro farm hand
running off every two or three dlays and
going to somse negro trial justice-appointed
by some Governor of this class-to indict
a white man on some foolish grievance.
The white landlord, ons the other hand,
would be in a very pleasant state of mind
seeking redress betore a "nigger" trial jus
tice and a 'nigger' jury for violation of a
contract to labor on a farm. Oh, well, it is
no use to discuss this thing. It is too pre
posterons for white men to bother them
selves about. I don't know whether the
law is unconstitutional or not. I am farm
ing now, but I am satisfied that there will
be enough negroes persuatded to go with
the Democrat. and keep our majority above
One of the best evidences that Ayer's
Hair Vigor is an article of exceptional mer
it is the fact that the demand for it is con
stantly increasing. No one who uses this
incomparable dressing thinks of trying any
other preparation for the hair.
FULTON GORDON'S CONDITION,
Thme Chances are That the Man W111i Never
LLrIsVILLE, Ky., May 14.-Yesterday
evening Fulton Gordon was taken on a
train to Pewee Yalley, a short distance
from this city, where he wvill be with
Mr. and Mr's. Hector Dulaney, who
have a villa there. lie will remain
there until he either grows better or
becomes so much worse as to necessi
tate his removal to a more private
place. His condition is indeed serious
and the chances are that he will never
To Suppress HIstory of Outlaws.
TAr LLABAssEE Fla., May 11.-In the
house yesterday Mr. Sullivan intro
duced a bill to prevent the publication
or sale of any book that purported to
be the life or history of the outlaw,
Generai Canai Off to HaytL.
KINGSToN, Jamaica, May 14.--General
Canal. the Haytian revolutionist, will
leave heraeo Hayti today.
MORE TROUBLE IN HAWAII.
rhe Japanese Contingent rlotting a Bald
on the Government.
SAx FRANCISCo, May 11.-It is proba
ble that the next sixty days will de
velop some very exciting scenes in Ha
waii. Private information recently rp
ceived by C. W. Ashford, in this city,
indicates that trouble is gathering
around the government of President
Dole and his colleagues. The Japa
nese. who are numerous on the island
and who at present are feverish and
elated over the victory of the mother
country in the war with China, threaten
to come forward and become serious
factors in the government of Hawaii
and the adjustment of its affairs. It is
known that among the Japanese on the
islands are several hundred trained sol
diers. In fact, there are enough to
seize and control the government at
any time, should they so choose. The
natives are restless and tissatisfied and
only wait an opportunity to fly into the
thick of another insurrection.
ANOTHER RELIGIOUS BODY.
The Methodist Woman's Board of Foreign
Missions at Meridian. Miss.
MERIDIAN, MISS., May 11.-The wo
man's board of foreign missionss of
the Methodist Episcopal church South
has convened in Meridian, to hold
its meetings for about a week.
This board consists of officers and
managers and delegates from thir
ty-four home conferences and is the ex
ecutive body of the womans foreign
missionary society that has its workers
located in Mexico, Brazil, Indian Ter
ritory and China. Hundreds of dele
gates and visitors are in the city. The
meetings are held in the Central ,Meth
odist church which has been tastefully
decorated for the occasion. The first
was a praise service at 10 o'clock yes
terday morninR, presided over by Mrs.
Bishop Wilson of Baltimore.
WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION.
The Seventh Annual Meeting Now in Ses
sen at Washington.
WASHINGTON, May 11.-The seventh
annual meeting of the Womens' Mis
sionary Union, whose motto is, "For
God and home and every land" and
which is auxiliary to the Southern Bap
tist convention, opened yesterday. An
address of welcome was made by Mrs.
Stakely wife of the pastor of the First
Baptist church of this city. The re
sponse was eloquentjy made by Mrs.
J. C. Porter of Florida. The address
by the president, Mrs. A. M. Gwath
mey followed. The rest of the session
was occupied by routine proceedings,
appointments of committees and read
ing of reports.
GORDON NOT HELD FOR TRIAL.
Judga Thompson Declares the Killing
LOUIsVILIE, Ky., May 11.- Judge
Thompson, after listening to arguments
for four hours in the Gordon-Brown
murder case yesterday afternoon, de
cided that Fulton Gordon should not
be held for trial and discharged him
from custody. Judge Thompson, after
the closing argument, said:
I have listened to the case carefully and have
consulted the authorities. It is my deliberate
judgment that this man is not only not guilty
in law, but his action will teach adulterers
that when they ply their nefarious calling they
are standing upon a precipice from which they
are in danger of being dashed at any moment.
The prisoner is discharged.
THE PLAN TO BE MODIFIED.
The Beorganization of the Georgia, South
ern and Florida.
NEw YoBK, May 11.-It is currently
reported that the plan for the reorgan
ization of the Georgia Southern & Flor
Ida railroad is to be changed and mod
ifed sothat theywl11 Issue a fourper
cent. bond Instead of a Eve per cent.
The reason for this is the decreased
earnings, the net for the past three or
four months not warranting the Issu
ing of a flve per cent. bond.
GRESHAM OUT OF DANGER.
Will be Taken to Some . Medical Springs
When He 1n ..oroughly Convalescent.
WVAsmINGToN, Mag 10. - Secretary
Gresham is much better today, and he
is now reported to be entirely out of
danger. The plae to which he will be
taken when thoroughly convalescent
has not been decided on. It is proba
ble that he will go to some medA~nal
WILL GRESHAM RETiRE.
A Rumor That Don M. Dickinson is to Be
come a Cabinet Memb.er.
WisrnxoTox, May 13:-A story is be
ing circulated in Washington that
owing to ill health Secretary Gresham
will retire from the cabinet and that
Don M. Dickinson will take his place.
The report originated in the West and
can not be confirmed here It is cer
tain that if any change is to be made
in the cabinet it will not be done while
Secretary Gresham is on a sick bed.
After the Migration Agent.
SAVAxxAE, Ga., May 11. - The de
tectives are on the look-out, for J. W.
Masters, who for two months has beea
acting as agent here of the Internation
al Migfation society. Masters was last
seen at 10 o'clock last night and it is
believed he was then on his way to the'
depot. He got away with $400 belong
ing to the company, this-being what he
had collected from negroes on their
passage money to Liberia.
Wilt Have an Exctra Session.
NAsn~vlLLE, Tenn., May 13.-An ex
tra session of the general assembly is
now a certainty. The seventy-five
days' limit expires tomorrow. The
senate Saturday adopted a resolution
to take a recess until today and save
one day, but all the republican mem
bers of the house voted against taking
it up and prevented its consideration.
The business before each house cannot
possibly be disposed of by tomorrow.
International T. M. C. A. Conventlen.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass, May 10.-- The
thirty-first international convention of
the Young Men's Christian Associations
of North America opened here yester
day and will continue in session until
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STATE OF SOUTH GAROLINA;
COUNTY OF CLARENDON,
11v Loui-. Appelt, Esq., Probate Judge
W H ElZEAS. MALIA L. HARVIN HAS
Imale snit to mip, to grant her Let
t-rs of Adniiristration of the tstate of and
effects of Marcus L. Harvin, deceased.
1hese are therefore t., cite and admonish
Ll1 and singular the kindred and - reditors
4t the sai.1 Marens L Harvin. deerased.
that they be and appear. before me,
in t ie Comt of Probate, to be held at Man
ing, S. C., on) the 3,1 lay of June,
next, after l-rblication Lereof. at 11
o'clock in the forenoon, to show canse. if
ane tlhanve, why the saidl administration
shonid not be granted.
Given under my h and this four
r.er,th lhay of May. Anno Domini. 1893.
[Sea.) LOUIS APPELT,
Judge of Probate C. C.
NOTICE OF REGISTRATION.
State of South Carolina,
I N ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVIS
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the office of the clerk of the court, the first
Monday ot each month, for the purpose of
allowing persons coming of age since the
last generil election to register, and to at
tend to any other bn.iness pertaining to my
official duties. G. T. WORSHAM,
Supervisor Registration Ciaren-don Co.
P.0O. Address: Seb c, S. C.
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THE MANNING TIMES,
and Mill Men!
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ter, made of Aesopus Stoies, giuaran
teed to be of id quarry sock. We
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over. They must be s)ld, and we
are offering them ut ivrifice prices
to cash buyers.
albott od W&Wto0 Egiltti kh ailli
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I :1 (eneral geit in North and
South Carolina for H. B. .iimith Ma
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. C. BADHAM, GEN. ACT.,
COLUMBIA, S. C.
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