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MANNIING, S. C.:
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 1895.
Throw On the Light.
The Reform Patriot, like some
other narrow-gauge newspapers,
seems to think the Manning Times
is committing a political sin in send
ing out the supplement pages con
taining gold-bug arguments, but we
want it distinctly understood that
we shape the policy of the Times,
and all advice from other quarters
is entirely gratuitous. If ever a
newspaper has worked hard for the
Reform cause it has been the Times,
and we feel confident our work has
been the more effectual because we
both have had the fairness to present
sides of alljssues. The narrow-minded
spirit of only showing one side never
has the desired effect. It may have
it temporarily, but the paper that
shows up both sides and then takes
a decided stand in its own utterances
will make itself felt permanently.
Our readers are intelligent and can
distinguish the difference between
the utterances of an editor and the
writings of those not connected with
the paper, and when they want our
views on any subject they read our
editorial columns and not the supple
mental pages. The Patriot jumping
on us and threatening to "jog us in
the neck" might be pleasing to the
average eurb-stone or cross-roads
politicians, but with men who like
to hear a subject discussed so they
may form their own conclusions, it
sounds like the mutterings of a
demagogue. The editor of the Times
is not fence riding on the financial
issue, as our columns clearly show,
but we profess to be educating the
people, and we cannot do so properly
without letting them see the dark
side as well as the bright.
The Ddference Between Us.
The Greenville News says: "The
Manning Times, a straight Reform
newspaper in a straight Reform
county, earnestly urges a fight at the
general eleetih.a against the nomi
__-ees of the so-called primary in
Sumter. What is proper in one
county is proper in another. If Re
formers are advised by good Reform
authority to bolt the nominations in
Sumter they can feel free to do the
same in Greenville."
Our friend, who would use social,
financial, pecuniary and other forces
to win the election of delegates to
the Constitutional convention, at
tempts to mislead his readers by try
ing to create the impression that we
favor fighting the nominees of a
The Sumter case is different from
the state of affairs existing in every
other county. In that county certain
candidates tendered pledges for the
primary, and the county cha:;man
ruled them out on the ground that
they were presented after the time
had expired, and, as we understand
it, the county chairman himself was
the cause of these candidates not
getting in their pledges on time.
We contend that under the cir
eumstances the candidates had been
unfairly dealt with, and, as the
chairman was to blame, his refusing
to accept their pledges, and relying
upon a technicality to bolster him
up in his position, left them with
nothing else than an appeal to the
We do not endorse fighting against
primary nominees, but, on the con
trary, we repudiate such couduct as
worse than radicalism, but when
white men express a willingness to
enter a primary and are deprived
through the arbitrary rulings of a
county chairman, who is himself a
candidate, we will ever advise going
to the people to repudiate such tyran
ny.The difference between the Green
ville News and the Manning Times is
that the former would advise its fol
lowers to appeal to the negro under
any and all circumstances, while the
latter rep'udiates an appeal to the
negro, and only advises an appeal to
the general election when white
Democrats are refused the privilege
of running in a white man's primary,
as was the case in Sumter.
Uncle George B. Tillman comes out
in a letter to the Greenville News,
in which lie arraigns all of the Re
form leaders. It is a very severe
article, and had it been published
before the primary, he would have
been most ignominiously defeated.
Not even the personal solicitations
of his brother Ben would have saved
him. Our idea is that the letter was
written by Uncle George in anticipa
tion of his defeat, he not being aware
that his brother had sent out word
to his friends that "George was get
ting old, and he would regard it as a
personal favor for them to vote for
the old fellow." But lhe squeezed in,
and Editor Williams, thinking it a
good irritant, let it come out any
way. We think it unfortunate for
the convention that "Uncle George"
was elected, because we believe he
will do more obstructing than con
structing, just to give vent to his
pent-up spleen for being defeated by
Gordon Clark, of Washington, D.
D., Secretary of the American Bi
metallic League, andAuthor of "Shy
ock, is getting out a third large
edition of that terrific book, and has
written a brief supplement to it en
titled "The Anarchists of Wealth."
Our sincere sympathy goes out to
Editor J. M. Knight of the Sumter
Herald in this his hour of bereave
ment. The blow that has befallen
him is the severest of his life, and
we hope that he will courageously
stand up under it for the sake of the
precious little ones that are left be
Those in charge of the silver move
ment are making a great mistake in
not getting their literature out to
combat the deceptive arguments of
the gold bugs. The mistake will be
in waiting too long to show up the
falsity of the arguments, now being
scattered over the entire country by
the hirelings of Wall street.
In South Carolina the suffrage,
homestead and school questions will
keep the newspapers busy for the
next three months, while the United
States will wake up in the morning
talking money, go to bed talking
money, and the treasury and
bank vaults and non-taxable bonds
of the millionaires will remain closed
up hard and fast against the pro
ducer and wage-earner.
The negroes of Hampton county
have put out a ticket for the Consti
tutional convention, and they have
also organized a military company.
We have no uneasiness of the dar
kies doing much with their ticket in
Hampton and still less with their
military for the reason that Mc
Sweeney, Mauldin, Gooding and
others have had experience with such
things before, and know precisely
how to crush them out.
The nominees for the Constitu
tional convention should devote all
of their spare time in studying the
wants of the people and devising
some plan by which the primary
schools can get their just portion of
the taxes. At present the schools of
higher learning get the bulk of the
money, while the local schools do not
get enough to run them through the
fall months. A better free-school sys
tem is wanted, and if a better system
can not be had, then wipe out both
the free schools and the school tax.
We are informed that for several
nights past secret meetings have been
held at various colored churches and
private houses in this county among
the negroes. Whether they propose
to take advantage of the apparent
indifference on the part of the
whites and put out a ticket we do
not know; but one thing we do
know, and that is they had just as
well let the coming election alone.
We have also been informed that the
negroes have been advised to go to
the polls on the 20th instant whether
they hold registration tickets or not,
and that men would be there to see
their votes polled and counted.
The State Wins Again.
The injunction case before Judge
Goff, at Richmond, Virginia, yes
terday resulted in another vic
tory for the State. Judge Goff
concluded that his great respect for
the Circuit Court of Appeals inclines
him to let South Carolina mange
her own election affairs. He, there
fore, refused to make permanent the
injunction against the supervisors of
registration. When this injunction
was asked for, the Columbia State,
with a knowing wink of the other
eye came out and told its friends
that "something was going to drop,
and that the white men of this State
have not yet elected their tickets to
the convention." Something has
dropped sure enough, and the Co
lumbia State has made a partial pre
diction, but that something was a
great big lump of ice down the Co
lumbia State's back.
Stop Thief Cry Will Bot Deceive.
Those urging the gold standard
are now beginning to muddy the
waters of discussion by making all
kinds of false and absurd charges
against the silver men. The latest
is that the silver agitation emanates
from rich barons and silver mine
It matters not where the agitation
emanategthere is one thing certain
-the silver question remained very
quiet until after Congress .passed
the bill which repealed the silver
purchasing clause of the Sherman
act ; then it was that the discussion
started and the people became
alarmed ; then it was that the peo
pe saw the products of their labors
cut down one-half, with everything
they consumed bringing as high or
higher prices than before.
The agitation started among the
the people themselves, just as an
agitation would start if a demon was
going to and fro, destroying every
thing with which he comes in con
A farmer came to town not long ago
to pay a debt which he contracted
on a basis of eight-cent cotton, and
he found that through some hocus
pocus legislation he could only get
four cents. At once the inquiry ran
through his mind : " What has done
this 7" He went home dissatisfied
and disgruntled, and when he lay
down to sleep his mind was so en
grossed and agitated that it drove
sleep off. Values cut down one-half
in a few months, and that at paying
time, is what he could not under
stand, but the fact stared him in the
What stronger argument could
have been used to convince him that
the repeal of the purchasing clause
is what brought about the demoral
zing condition ? Something did it.
'here is no use saying that barons
mnd silver mine owners are agitating
his question, for the people-the
nasses-know it is not true.
Every farmer, laborer, mechanic or
age-earner of any kind is agitating
;his question, and every one of them
DAVE TUCKER'S ADVICE
To Would-Be Aspirants for Political
Mr. Editor--The following letters have
been received, and as the subject-matter is
of general interest. I take the liberty of
answering them in this public manner:
Strawberry Plains, July 15. 1895.
Mr. Tucker: -
Dear Dave-I am going to run for the
Constitutional convention, and. as we are
old friends, I want you to do all you can
for me at your beat in the primary.
Please send me some dots on the subjects
as I will have to make a few little speeches
when we candidates go around. Can't you
just write off some kind of a short speech
for me? I will get it by heart. Be sure to
give the niggers blazes on the voting mat
ter and soft-soap the poor white man in it.
Send the speech by next mail, as I want
plenty of time to learn it. Don't tell any
one you wrote it. Your old friend,
JOHN J. STALUNG.
.Now, John, you have gotten me where
the wool is short, and our long friendship,
I think, gives me the right to speak frankly
and advisedly about this, and in these few
'broken paragraphs I shall proceed to do
so. No sir-ree, Bob-Dick, I shall neither
vote for you nor aid you in being elected
a delegate to the Constitutional conven
tion ; neither shall I-were I competent
"write you a little speech" to say. You
will have to go this thing alone-that's
I say this for your own good, John, for
you are teetotally incompetent to fill the(
position. and, if by chance you were to go,
your ignorance would be exposed and thus
destroy your usefulness and shame your
friends at home.
To be plain and tell you the truth, John,
you are so chock full of egotism that you
think you know it all, and what you think
you don't know ain't worth knowing. I
know you think you are just as competent
as some other fellow that's trying to get
there, but you see that's not the question.
Are you competent? You think you are,
but a kind and sympathizing public
thinks that you are just as quali fied to fill
this position as a jackass is to teach
theology. So, John, take my advice and
let this thing alone.
You are a good farmer, make out well, a
man of ordinary intelligence, happy at
home, and there stay. Politics is not
your forte ; it's a risky thing, and many a
poor mortal gets everlastingly swamped in
following it. It soon unfits a man for
anything else, and if he ever fails once it'.
for all the time; then he becomes a burden
and charity upon others. Then, again,
John, when a man gets into politics he
gets lazy and indolent. You are sorter'
smart now and, for the sake of yoni
family, I want you to stay that way ; then
some office-holders are afflicted with a
peculiar disease called "big head," and the
Lord knows, yours is big enough now, and
and a little office would burst it. sure. Let
me relate a little experience I once had in
I once entertained, voted for, and spread
myself generally to elect a certain office
holder. Soon after his election I had some
business in has office and went to transact
it, expecting a warm greeting from him.
Judge of my surprise when he asked me
my name. I told him, when-to add in
sult to injury-he asked me if I wa one of
the Tuckers that lived away out on Rough
Brnch. By this time I was pretty mad,
and I told him "no ;" that if he would step
out in the street I would larrup in his
thick skull a remembrance of me that
would last longer than his term of office.
He didn't go, and I was glad of it after I
had cooled off. It was a case of "big
head," and he had it bad.
Now John, these remarks will'apply to
other candidates. for I have heard the can
didates of two counties speak, and, with
few exceptions, I heard precious little dis
cussion of the matters and things that go
to make up a constitution, while it is not
necessary, nor a badge of competency,
that a delegate to the convention should be
a college graduate or a professional man,
and 1 think he should have some educ>
tion, plenty of common sound horse
sense ; yet some of the candidates, I fear,
are wofully deficient in ordinary colt sense
when it comes to making constitutional
Another thing, John ; do quit this ever
lasting harping- on your being a Reformer
and the poor man's friend. That won't
help you now, for it is the white-man
against-the-nigger aff air. I am a Reformer
myself, but for all that I do not think I am
entitled to any more consideration than
any worthy and competent Conservative.
We are going halves in this thing with the
Conservatives, and the country voters in
good faith are going to stand by the Tar
gain. We are tired of strife, and want
peace and harmony to reign supreme
among our white people, and maybe this
convention will be the bond that will urite
us. God grant it.
Now, John, having fully answered you, I
shall now proceed to atte~nd to the seduc
tive missive I received in the same mail
En Villa, July 22, 1895.
Mr. Dave Tucker:
Dear Sir-At the solicitation of many
friends I have very reluctantly allowed my
name used as a candidate for the Constitu
tional convention as one of the Conserv'a
tive delegates under the agreement had
with the Reformers. I therefore beg that
you will aid me with your influence in the
Though allied with that faction of' the
Democratic party opposed to the Reform
ers I have been very conservative in my
view., and in so acting I am sure I have
given them no offense, and I further flatter
myself that I am least ob'jectionable to
them than other candidates of my fretion.
Hoping that you will see your way clear to
do all you can for me, I am, sir, yours
truly, ST. JULIAN DE GRIEGTON.
No, sir, I don't see my way clear no bow
you fix it ; it is full of stumps and gullhes.
I am going to vote for two Conservativ'es,
but you won't be one of them, and I'll tell
you the reason why, St. Julian.
Firstly, you are too young and inexper
enced. You &ve just graduated from col
lege this JuW past. and the wire edge
ain't worn off vet. WVhat in the world can
you possibly'know about constitutional
law? You wouldn't know the difference
between a' "bill of rights" and "finance
and taxation." Then there is the all-ab
sorbing qcestion of suffrage. How about
These matters will require grave and
serious consideration, and their solution
must be left to wiser and more experienced
and maturer judgment than you possess.
Another thing against your candidature is
the uncertainty as to what faction you
really belong. In fact, your friends have
been in doubt as to what side of the fence
you were on. Hence, they have classed
you with the "fence straddlers"-that class
of politicians who curry favor of both
sides for the sake of office, and from all
such, Good Lord, deliver us.
The lukewarm admission in your letter
as ncting with the Conservatives is the first
intimation that I've had of your position;
this, therefore, it seems to me, can scarcely
give you that prominence that befits a
leader of that faction. But, notwithstand
ing your literary attainments, your youth
and inexperience would preclude your
Now, my dear St. Julian, don't under
stand me as desiring to discourage you in
your endeavors ; on the contrary, it is my
wish to encourage any one in gratifying a,
laudable ambition. Such an exponent is
to be commended ; but the seasoin is not
yet ripe for yours to bud forth. Bide your
time, r.nd if von exhibit the proper tale'ts
an appreciative public will in due time
give the reward you so desire.
So keep to your pedagogics yet awhile,
and your well-directed efforts in this line
will in due time bring its just recompense.
Your friend, DAtvE TUcKa'n.
You cannot be well unless your blood is ]
pure. Therefore purify your blood with I
Rev. W. W. Mood Furnishes Some
Sumter, S. C., August 3,1895.
Editor Manning Times: Dear Sir--As
surances from several indicate that the re
publication of "Potter's Raid" (abbrevi
ated) has been of interest to the readers of
The Manning Times.
Permit, if you please, some addenda,
which may of interest to those who have
read the raid.
Your readers remembet the elegant oil
portrait of Colonel James E. Davis and his
superb and costly uniform, which his wife
sent to the parsonage for me to protect
after the naval officers had raided her home
from their gunbcat in Santee river. Hez
bright and cheerful face lies before me. I
highly priz? this picture for many reasong,
1.e has passed sway.
The visit of my brother-in-law, E. Ruth
ven Plowden, and his brother, Captain
Edgar Plowvden. is not forgotten by yont
They had jnst completed the utter de.
struction of Brewington bridge. which was
done under orders. Their amazement wo
cowmi!cte when they found in my room Col.
James E. Davis' uniform. "These thing
mu..t not be found in your room," they
said; "if found by the enciny, yon can
make excise." an-i the box was drawn
toward the fire. I protested -prohibited
Rnthven's pictire before me is gonod, Lis
face telling that what he does is done well
-whether it is Idanting corn and cotton or
burning a bridge.
Your readers will readily recall the visit
of Major Pinckney G. Benbow at my gate
as the forces were passing out of town
toward Sumter, conveying the respects 01
Colonel Connors aEd urging me to retire
before the approach of the negro army. I
can now recall the intonations of the
Iajor's voice as he bade me good bye, and
saying: "We leave you, the only wbite man
in the town, to the tender mercies of this
negro army," I look upon his face Ile
also has joined the silent majority.
It is easily remembered that two tun
rode by our home ; meeting Mrs. Norris in
the street, and arranging with her to re
turn to her home and drink coffee if thev
saw no eneuiv.
While at the table the cry arose: "The
cuemy is on the street !"
One of their advance guards had been
shot down by Charles 11. Jones. He
sent me his photograph several years age
unsolicited. It is to the life. Purpose and
determination is there-so well proven in
his marvelous escape that day as Le fled
past my door before his enraged pursuers.
He held a responsible office in our town -
Sumter-when his end came budenly. I
was honored in being reqnested by his
family to perforin his funenl rites. I had
known Charles from his early manhood1.
It was sixteen years afterwards before I
learned who his companion was. He
proved to be William A. Brunson, now an
ex-mayor of Florence. S. C., a:d practising
He is a conrtly, Christian gentleman.
His photograph does not show the youth
fulness of that day when he hustledl from
the table with Charles Jones, graspel his
gun, got into the street, a1nd so narrowly
escalped, though losing a ve-ry valuabe
Those gentle knocks at my front door
andl of the visitor telling nuy servant "I
will not huit any ono. 3My t,-nt is pitched
at your fence," are readily reenlledl; of my
inviting him into my bed-room ; of my in
terview, and then ot' my long and anxious
search to find this friend, Lieut. Harrison
His photograph lies before me, with his
wife and son. I certainly prize these pic
tures. His face I somewhat recall. He is
not fashionably dressed (:n a bdaeas
suit); he is a man of busine-ss. As presi
dent of a railroad and a coal mine he has
snceeedel-having acnmnlated-andl is a
leading citizen of Otnmwa, Iowa, where
he reside. He is held in the highest re
spect. I must say that I have a great long
ing to see bin:-, to look him ni the face and
thaenk him for his kindness to mue and
mine that night.
Your readlers will ramimb-l-r that in my
search for Lieutenant Water sian I was
brought in co.: mounication with Colonel
James E. Place; that he spoke very kindly
of him, and regnuesting mne. if I found
him, to give him the io.mi'tion. It was
only lately that I wrote to him.
There lies before me a deeply-bordlered
moburning letter dated June 5. 1895:
"No. 995 Howard Street, Pasadlena, Cal.
Dear Sir: Your postal was foi-warded to me
from Cohoes, N. Y. Colonel Jas. E. Place
died January 14. 1891. Yours respect
fully, Mns. J.uns E r.Br.
Captaein DaLvid IR McCallum's photograph
lies before me. HeI appears in his full uni
forum of Confederate gray. He entered the
service, I think, as a p~rivate. This city
Suwter-waus under his comman~i at the
time of the Dingie's Mili fight. He em
powered C. HI. Jones, W. A. B3runson and
others to look alter the approaching negro
army. In his profession as surgeon-den
dist he has succeeded. II s office is over
Dr. China's drug store. I prize his pi,
And there is Colonel James F. Pressley's
pictunre, late ofSisian Cit3 Cal. He was my
family physician in 1867, and I have c'ause
to remember him.
When General Potter left Gieorgetown to
invade the State he-though ait home from
wounds received in battle-hung upon his
flanks and delayed his progress, so as to
give his scat-ered furloughed and s'ck men
time to rally. This was par:i:dily accom
plished at Dingle's mill He art rwar l re
mnove~d to California, where he dhiedI. I re
call the many' kindnesses of the doctor
and his family, and wdal ever remember
them in love. Dr. Pressey was in the
thickest of the tigh: at Ding's mill, being
made conspicnons by his arm being in a
Another picture of gre'at interest to me
is that of Captain Co'leolugh. Hie is in the
full dress ol Co~nfedlerate gray as captain.
I never knew Captain Colelough, but have
in moy note-book his va, ions past oeices.
Whtile in the army he would be followed
by certain n ewsp~apers - partienultriy by'the
Southern Christian A~ivo,-.te. This was
done through the aff,-etionalete d: otionr of a
near relativ". They have both passed from
earth. Captain (olel-ogh a'-tedl vr can
spienonsly at the- lighbt at Dingles muill.
Anad e'ven another phiotograeph of' still
greater interest is bet'ore mec -that of Win.
Reeder. He has his army hat of Confed
erate gray upon his head. At the first roll
call of the Palmetto Guards .dr. Reeder
nnswered "Here !" on a furlough for a
short time from Virginia, he visited his
mother (she was a M~uekenfatss) and s'isters
f Charleston, who wvere then at Manning.
Hie was fearfully wvoundeud at Dingle's mill
on Sunday, April 9, 18G5. He lingered
until Tuesday, when he died. He was born
in Charleston, S. C.. September 8. 1843,
and died at Sumter April 11, 1865.
The very peculiar circumstances under
which I found General Potter's address
from Mr. B. W. Burnet-the readers of the
raid will remember ; and though that con
vrersation on the train took place in '69 or
'70, it was only in May last that I wrote
making inquiry of him. Hie wired at once :
"I am still living and anxious to hear from
you," Of ecourse he has heard, and his
photograph lies before me, and he prom
ises me his wife's and two sons'.
Mr. Enrnet's photograph is strikingly
good. You take to him as yo obok at it.
With a white necktie on he'd be easily and
readily taken for Bishop-and all who see
t will say so. I peculiarly prize this pie
uie, for thioughi him it was that I found
3iy friend Lieutenant W'aterman.
'I feel sure that my visit and interview
s-ith ex-Gov. John Lawrence Manning in
:erested your reatders. I so tunchi regret
hat his photograph is not h,-fore mte.
?bov. Manning's father's name was Richard
[rvin Manning, his mother's Elizabeth
P~eyre Richardson. Gov. John Lawrence
klanning was born January 29, 1816, near
7nlton, Snmter District, Sonth Carolinna,
He was Governor of Sonth Carolina in
1852-54, serving two ternis. le! die-1 Oct.
29, 1889, at the resilene of his sor.in-law
--David t.-and daughter--Ellen Clarke- I
Williams in Camden, South Carolina. I A
have only regretted once--and that has t
been all the time-that I did rt "br-ealc
bread" with bim and speu4 the night under
his hospitable roof ; surely be pressed me t
to do so.
General Edward E. Potter's photograph
is bi-fore me. le is in a stanln-'in.s p-a;tion
in a suit of l~ack biro'adtiloth. His b-aver
is in his hand. He i< -1.an -biven. with
a heavy black ruoustaeliv. He is tall. I
shonil say. The picture was taken in t
1858. He died sn.ldeniv abont five vears
ago in New York e-ity. H- nevrr married.
Of Clarendon County in the Recent
MAN-.\(;, S. C.. Angust 1, 1895.
The County Demoeratic Ex.-entiva Con
mittee met to-day. Those p rpsent were
Jane E. Davis, connty chairman; J. W.
Kennedy (f New Town, A. 1). Witherspoon
of Pinewjol, J. C. Johnson of Packsville.
1. 1i (hb-on of Silver, S. W. Mecntosh of
Miiway, J. F. lhehbourg of CRoihal-s.
D. J. I1radhlmni of the Fairiers' Platform
Club, C. T. Rilgeway of the Forestoni l
formn Clnb. J. Elbert Davis of Jorian, C.
R. Felder of P nAI -nd E. D. [i 0:
.Ileoln. The b-aes were opened-a. ana.1 the
following result atnonneel
Pinewool .............32 32 32 7 25
Foreston Reform.......41 44 44 42 5
Panola.................18 19 18 13 S
Midway ...... ........12 13 13 2 12
Cross Roads.........311 36 31: 34 2
New Town..... .......28 21; 2$ 24 6
Manning F. P........105 105 105 91 11
Suurrmmerton..... .... ..22 22 22 22.
Jordan ........... ....38 '39 39 :3 1
Packsville........ ...9) 91 9) 8 5
Doctor Swamp .... ....23 31 34 33 7
Silver.................24 2,1 21; 24 2
Douglass...............41) 43 44 10 39
New Zion ............. 9 9 9 1 8
Total ........ ....523 539 540 440 131
On motion of J. Elbert Davis the f:>nr
candidates having received the highest
majorities were declared nomrinated.
Mr. E. D. Hodge of Alco!u inade sone
remarks giving reasons why the Conserva
ties did not vote, and pledging hinsself
to stand by the nominees.
The meeting then adjourned.
J. E. Davis.
DArr.L 3. UnhDuM.r
Secretary and Treasurer.
HERMON AND HERM1E.
Their Sad Parting on the Banks of
the Beautiful Pee Dee.
Dear Hermie-Your letter to the
Manning Times, dated July 19, and
written from Silver, S. C., was a sur
prise to one who had for some time
lost sight of you. Why, may I ask,
have you so completely isolated your
self from your friends and old asso
You remember our parting, when
the lordly Pee Dee rolled in silent
majesty before us and at our feet,
winding through the greenest of I
lowlands-a stream of silver-in the ~
soft ebb tide of a brilliant day,h
while the splash of its 'waters,
blended with the song of birds, made I
a sublime orchestral accompanimient c
to the winds, which played their
grand diapason in the pines.
In the hazy distance the spire of
old St. David's peered solemnly, up.
ward-a voiceless messenger from
earth to heaven. It was an event
ful time-that fair, soft eve ; an
epoch in the grand march of des
tiny, for, having decreed you a gay
young votary of fashion, a social
butterfly, I awoke to find ycu a
woman quick in intelligence, ardent
in sympathy, and fully alive to the i
great end and value of life-that -
"grand and solemn gift" to hu
Your parting words awvoke from
the inner recesses of my heart new
thoughts, new resolutions and new -
vows. I had hitherto judged woman
from an egotistic standpoint- im
agined her unequal to the ascent of
intellectual heights; in her affections
man's superior, in reason his in
ferior. Plain conclusions, Hermie,
but nevertheless, what I thought un
biased after years of study. Now,
pondering over these things, and, as
I east my eyes around my library, f
where voices from the past -that
silent realm of memory from sage,
poet and philosopher-hold solemn
conclave, where mind outlives mat
ter in the sublimity of intellect,
where Homer and Milton clasp -
hands across the mists of cyeles,
where Voltaire and Rousseau battle
with Pascal, where in the wide ra nge.I
of thought the mystic tread "whence, um
wherefrom and whither" find no re- of
sponse in their mute pages, the ques- dr
tion arises: "Can a woman hold a ur
hand in this conflict ? can she probe th
the heart of science, or must she sC
merely stand on the threshold of A
philosophy, incapable of penetrating c
its systems or entering its venerable M
works. As in a vast and consecrated in
fabric, vistas and aisles open up on
every side, high thoughts raise the
mind to heavep; pillars and niches l
and cells within cell s mix in seeming ,.;
confusion and a vail of tracery and
and foliage and grotesque imagery
is thrown over all, but all rich with
light streaming through 'dirm re
ligious forms,"-all leading up to
God and blessed with an influence _
dimmed and half-lost in the con
taminated reason of man." S
Glancing again over your letter
another idea stands prominent.
Woman is made a potent factor in a
movement which raises wan to a C
"liigher plane of spiritualizy." .
Is it possible for woman in her I
passive humanity to standl on a Ei
higher plane in matters of faith,
love and spirituality ? Is there a
door through whose evangelic por
tals man follows woman, andI by her
aid climbs to that higher plane?I
Can there be a plane higher than
that claimed exeelusively by man
the domain of reason and intellect? u
One more question, and I have i
done. Should woman, in her price- b
less purity, her faith, her love, her
power as a Christian, embark on the
voyage of life with one whose anchor h
and rudder are reason and intellect
only ? Would her faith suffer ship
wreck, or would it prove a life-boat -
to her? Tell me of this movement eo
in your beautiful town of Silver- tw
this ascent to a "higher plane of le,
spirituality," of its exponents, its to
methods, and, above all, its fruits. wr
Awaiting your reply, I am your eac
friend, HERMON. an
Foreston, August 4, 1895. of
Malaria produces weakness, general de-! an
bility, biliousness, loss of appetite, indi
gestion and constipationa. Grove's Tasteless 15
Chill Tonic removes the cause which pro
duces these troubles. Try it andl yon will "
be delighted. Fifty cents. To get the
genuine ask for Girove's. No cure, no pay.
Italians and negroes are havimg a
arrot-and monkey time in illinois.
'lie Italians do not want to work
'ith the negroes, and have driven
hern at the point of guns fron the
tines. The negroes are orgtizing
> give battle to the dagoes, adl(i it
iakes but little difference which
You run no risk. All druggists guaran
ar Gr.,e's Tastlless Chill Tonic to do all
aat the tnannfacturetrs chiii for it.
Varra ted no eure. no pay. There are
inv imitations. To get the genuine ask
r Gr o'e's. For sale by Lory-, th~e I)DUg
means so much more than
you imagine-serious and
fatal diseases result from
trifling ailments neglected.
Don't play with Nature's
If you are feelin
out of sorts, weak
and generally ex
Brov v ~ hausted, nervous,
have no appetite
and can't work,
begin at once tak
ing the most relia
Brown's Iron Bit
ters. A few bot
elS comes from the
very first dose-it
B itt-tws' .tai Yner
teeth, and it's
pleasant to take.
Dyspepsla, Kidney and Liver
Constipation, Bad Blood
Malaria, Nerv-ous ailments
Get only the "enuine-it has crossed red
lines on the wrapper. All others at e sub
stitutes On receipt of two 2e. sta:nps we
will send set o1f 1 en fScautsiu! World's
Fair Views ca.I boo!:--ftee.
BROWN CH EoC.:CA CO ALT;aORE. MD.
4TiSEPTIC HEALING OIL
For Barb Wire Cuts. Scratches,
addle and Collar Galls, Cracked Heel
urns, Old Sores, Cuts, Boils, Bruises,
'iles and all k'nds of inflammation on
tan or beast. Cures Itch and Mange.
The gore, Cut or Sta 1w11l noter mater siter the oil
i been aslid.
De prepared for accidents by keeping is in your
ause or stablc. Al D rugglsts selI it on a guaranitee.
Cure, No Pay. Price as ets. and $z.oo. .If your
raggist does not keep it send us a5 cts. in pos.
ge stamps and we will send it to you by mail,
Paris, Tenn., Jan. 20th, lSm4
Dear sir:I have used Portr'. Antiseptie Hea!aC et
Harness and saddle Galls.scratches and Darba Wire Cu!
th perfect satisfaction,. and I heartily recomntcnd it t
C. B.eyan c IRVINE, Livery and Feed str.u:.
Gentlenen .-I am pleased to sprak a word! for Pote
ttsepts Healise ott. My baby was burned a few :no:..
a and after Irvin anl other remedies I a pplied youar ' :?
d the Srst appletion gave relief, and in a few dz y.I
re was well. also used the oil oan :ny stoe!: aalnd i ,.
Is the best remedy for this purpose that I have .er ua -.
Yours. C- T-.EWs
Paris. Tenn.. January it. 1891
PARIS MEDICINE Co.,
sT. L.omts, ;%U
For sale by R. B. Loryea, the Druggist.
annig, S. C.
)sEPN F. RH.urE. W . C. DAvis.
HIAME & DAVIS,
ATTORNEYS A7 LAW,
MANNIN G, S. C.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
MANNING. S. C.
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS.
DAMON LODGE No.13
5. Thursdaiy nights. Every
-'meniber requested to at
.tend regularly and prompit
ly Visiting brothers n'
- rc .a. J. H. Etoi.ny, C. C.
-' K. of R. &. S.
OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
Sby virtue of the powe~r conferred upon
byit comnmiss;ion issued by thc Secretary
th State of South Caro'ina, bearing
te the 30th daxy of July. 1895, we, the
dersigned, the board of corporators
ereirn amed, will open books of sub.
ription to the capital stock of "D. W.
deran & Sons Company." a p~roposed
rporaition, at the~ onlice of D. W. Abk-r
in at Alcoln, on the Cental] railroad.
Clarendon coniuty, Suth Carolina, at 12
:lock noon on the, first day of Antnsi.
95, the said books to relmin open unat
tathe stck has br-en snbscribed to.
The capit'd stock is to be $150,000, di
ie~l into 300 .hares of the ar va n of
]U'ard of* Coarpaon !r-.
f ATE Of SOUTH CAROLiNA,
COUNTY OF CLARENOON.
OURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
atsa J. Me-b-uet. and .J<,hn I. Maeb-tte,
JDCMENT FOR FORECLOSURE AND~ SALE.
NDER, AND) TY VIRTUE OF A
jdmttee t order of the Court ofl Com'
m Pleas, in the avc-stalt'.1 ::ci on, to
direc'e I bearing dlate October 10th,
) I wiin sel' tat public auction, to the
'h. st bidde cr for eai-h, at Clare'on conrt
use, at Lanuinag, in satid connty, iiithin;
Slegaal hart. for judiiet:al sales, on Moni
y, tile 2 1 day of Septemnber, 1895, being
esdy, thie followi*'ng decri beo real es.
XAll that piece,. parcel, or tract of land,
n a" ben' anda situae in Ctarendoni
rnty, and t e afore'ad, contairning
uhundred r n to ifty-ivie acres. mnore or
I boun'ded anda ltted as follows,
w it: Nrtt hi landsl of Jameis M. C'ald
I ni so, or lormedy a the;ir lanids;
-t hvina ta of 1r R.i 1 . Dinglie: soulth
as'timb. ast by lands newi or formely
Gr ..iOln a n rle~s 1 tel, ad we t aq
atiwet by landls of S~ata nei Li. aIn un
I Ed ward Rich bourg.
For :rthaer r-.rence see ai drarin by
D. tut~dge. aurveyorI J auary 1ih,
se.,ventylivefi acres bain beenIa cult off
d t;at itace sidt ptlat viasI' h-.
tnrebaser to p.ay for papert.
D. J . r..mux,
Sheritl Clarend-tn County.
Mnning S. C.. August '7. 189.
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Strong and Easy Running
Hartfords are the sort of bicycle most
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Columbias are far superior to so-called
g "specials," for which $125 or even $i 10 is asked.
::kV It is well to be posted upon the bicycle K
The great Columbia plant is working for
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