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M ANNING, S. C.:
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 26, 1896.
HE CAN'T FOOL ANYBODY.
The Piednont Headlight is at it
again. It just cannot help it. The
Headlight recently accused McLaurin
of granting time to Mr. Walker, of
Massachusetts, that he might make a
speech for the gold-standardites.
Evidently the Headlight does not
propose to treat McLaurin fairly, but
will take advantage of any and every
circumstance to get in its work of
misrepresentation. Why did not
Editor Gantt state the facts as they
were ? Johnson of California was
making a very able argument for sil
ver, in fact, it is said to be equally as
good as the speeches delivered on
the same subject by McLaurin. The
goldites endeavored to cut Johnson
off and in order that be might finish
his able plea in behalf of the people
McLaurin managed to swap time
with Walker, thus enabling Johnson
to complete a magnificient effort for
the masses. This is no supposition,
the Congressional Record shows it,
and'if Mr. Gantt was not prejudiced
by malice he would never in the face
of the Record endeavor to deceive the
readers with such pernicious editor
ials. The Headlight has been a per.
sistant enemy of McLaurin and with
all the slander and misrepresentation
it has endeavored to promulgate, the
effect was like a mist falling on a
John McLaurin isinot a creature of
political smut-machines like the
Headlight, but he is a creature of the
people and to them jis he -alone re
sponsible. Did ever South Carolina
have a representative tbat built such
a wonderfal record? The name of
McLaurin is mentioned in every
.-iiiession of the financial question.
His utterances are quoted and he is
given as authority on this important
His name is coupled with that of
other great men throughout the
Union, and yet a newspaper publish
-ed in this-State outside of McLaurin's
Congressional District employs its
time filling the minds of its readers
with a slanderous misrepresentation
of him. There must be some reason
for this-some animosity arising from
failure to secure something, if not,
then the newspaper referred to, is
hired for the purpose by some jeal
ous aspirant. When an editor be
comes "a hell-hound that can be
bought on the market like a piece of
dog meat" he may do a little damage
in the beginning, but sooner or
later he is found out and his growl
ings go by unnoticed. It is a known
fact that McLaurin has rrceived of
fers to enter the low practice in a
northern city, and it is also known
that he had guaranteed him a much
larger income than his salary as Con
gressman. Wby did he not accept?
It was because the people had com
missioned him to do certain work
and he felt when this offer was made
him, that to accept would be to de
sert his people in a time when they
needed his services, and rather than
to desert the people whom he prom
ised to advocate and plead for, he
made the sacrifice. How many others
would do the same? The past has
shown that as soon as "something bet
ter turned up" it was the people
"be-damned." We have known of a
supreme court judge throwing off the
ermine for a railroad position We
have known a Congressman to throw
up his position for a railroad attor
neyship, but not so with McLaurin.
He stood by and is still standing by
his people regardless of the abuse
and lies of a few men who have not
the ability nor the integrity to cope
with him and with jealous frensey
would destroy him, but he is indes
tructible and will be so as long as the
people are allowed to exercise their
own free ill.]
We believe in the strict enforc
ment of the dispensary law, but we
must confess disgust at the way the
law is enforced. Constables employ
ed by the State can raid some insig
nificant negro and drag him into
court when it is a known fact that in
the same community there are white
men engaged in the blind tiger busi
ness and they are not molested. Why
is this? The law should be enforced
against white and black alike. In
reading the accounts of the whiskey
raids throughout the State it is a no
ticable fact that a large majority of
cises turn out to be some little ne
gro eating house-keeper while in the
same town saloons are running al
mst open by white men.
There should be some way
to make constables do their duty
without partiality; if this was done
it would not give the opponents of
the law grounds for expressing the
belief that the white tigers have the
constables bribed. Liquor is sold in
in this county, and almost every train
that arrives at Remnini, Silver, Pine
wood and other stations, jugs and
kegs are put off and it seems to us
the constables and trial justices in
this county could if they woul,dput a
top to a great deal of the violations
f the law.
Charleston did herself proua in the
celebration of Washington's birthday
last Saturday. The military display
was fine,and. the visit of the members
of the General Assembly will have the
desired effect towards allaying what
bitterness may exist between the city
The Republicans have made a very
important acquisition into their
ranks in the person of Col. Clarence
S. Nettles, formerly attorney for the
Charleston, Sumter and Northern
Railroad. Let them take some more
of such and when they get them all
the rotten bark will have all been
taken from the log.
The Grand jury in their present
ment made several very inportant
recommendations-the removing of
obstruction from under and around
the bridges should have the atten
tion of the Supervisor at once-the
building of a vault for the records is
a timely and needy suggestion and if
acted upon will be a great protection
to every property holder in the couny.
The jury sounded a warning to offic
ials, about there not taking any steps
towards breaking up the violations of
the dispensary law. If the jury
mean what they say and we believe
they 'do, the blind tigers must go or
several official heads will be chopped
off. If an officer has not the man
hood to carry out his oath he should
resign before he is dismissed in dis
grace. We are glad to see the in
terest taken in public affairs by the
grand jury and from what we know
of the composition of that body they
will do their duty without fear or
THE SOUTH CAROLINA CON
Mr. McLaurin Gives His Opinion
About the Committee and Tal
bert's Secession Speech.
Washington, February 20.-Spec
ial: Interest in the South Carolina
contested election cases continues to
grow as the time for reporting them
back to the House draws near. To
day it was said by a member of the
election committee that these cases
would be reported to the House early
next week. Representative Thomas,
of Michigan, Republican, and Repre
sentative Jones, of Virginia, Demo
crat, of the Committee, having these
cases in hand, are absent from the
city, and it is said they have gone
to South Carolina to get the official
returns from certain precincts in
Charleston, which are supposed to
bear particularly on the Murry-El
liott case, and at the same time to
obtain some imformation for the com
mittee before these cases are finally
In the meantime the members in
terested are on the anxious bench,
and the contestants and other friends
are exerting all the influence at their
command upon the Republican mem
bers of the House. There is believed
to be a majority and minority report
on these cases, and there is apt to be
a full debate upon the question of
the constitutionality of the registra- I
tion law of South Carolina.
In this connection Representative
McLarin, who is personally inter
ested in one of the contests, said to
day that he does not believe the re-1
cent speech of his colleague, Mr. Tal
bert, will influence the members of
the election committee dealing withJ
these cases. Said he: "I believe the I
report is eiaggerated. Mr. McCall's
committee is composed of sound law
yers and are honest men; they can
not be swayed by puerile considera
tions incident to Mr. Talbert's speech.
I believe they will stand by the law
and the evidence and render their
decision accordingly. Under any
circumstances Mr. Talbert did exactly
right to resent the attack Mr. Pear
son, of North Carolina, made upon
our State. As for myself I will never
sit in cowardly silence and hear my
State abused and her Senator de
nounced as an Anarchist merely be
ause a contest is hanging over my
head. I never hunt a fight, but as
long as Mr. Talbert and myself are in
the House and the honor and dignity
of South Carolina is impugned the
threat of contest elections cannot
muzzle my tongue. It is like a man
slapping you in the face. I don't
care how big he is there is nothing
to do but to hit him back." Mr. Mc
Laurin is a member of the committee
on ways and means, and he is one of
the most eneraetic Representatives
in the present Congress. He is serv
ing his third term and is an efficient
member of the South Carolina del
egation. Continuing he said: "I do
not approve of thrashing over the old
straw of the late wvar, because no
good can come out of it. My friend,
Mr. Talbert, was attacked by Pear
son and he defended himself. After
ward they had an adjustment of their
difficulty and they are now good
friends. I think it unwise to contin
ually agitate the war issues, for I am
a nationalist in politics and have uo
use for little mud puddles, State
rights politics we frequently see play
ed in Congress. I am for the Union
first and then for my State."
MALICE AGAINST McLAURIN.
Aiken Journal and Review.
Though there seems to be a per
sistent effort in some quarters to mis
reprsent Congressman McLaurin be
fore the people, there is every reason
to believe that be is the ablest Repre
sentative that South Carolina has in
the lower house of Congress. The
pages of tbe Congressional Record
show that he is always ready to say
his say whenever it appears necessary,
and when he does take occasion to
speak he commands the marked at
tention not only of his friends, but of
his opponents. He is rather inde
pendent, it is true, but that is just so
much in his favor. It shows that he
does his own thinking, has confidence
in his own motives and ability, anid
is not afraid. From his correspond
ence and his frequent mention in the
metropolitan press it is very evident
that he is widely regarded as a lead
ing exponent of the silver side of the
financial issue, and as yet wve have
seen nothing to indicate that he does
not command universal respect. Mr.
McLaurin's home enemies seem to
be of the kind who for most part are
actuated by motives of envy or mal
ice; and are, therefore, more or less
THE SIN OF GAMBLING
And Brutality of Cock Fighting.
Editor The Manning Times:-There
has been an evil existing in our com
munity for some time which has es
caped thus far the rebuke of Chris
tian people. And but for the cruelty
and species of gambling therein con
tained, I would keep quiet. But
chicken fighting in our town and
gambling thereon upon the part of
our honored citizens has grown to an
larming state of affairs, and in speak
ing out upon this subject I am aware
of the fact that some whose names
are on the church book, of which I
have the honor of being pastor, do
engage therein, and others for whom
I have the highest regard. And I
do not attack the men thus engaged,
but I do attack the sin, the gam
bling, and cruelty. I think of all the
sins and practices that have come
down to us from the savages of un
civilized nations, this must be the
blackest and lowest for civilized men.
There are two things that money
could not induce me to do. The
first of these is, to sell from behind
the counter or anywhere else, strong
drink in any form. The second is to
tramp through the streets of my na
tive town with a gamecock under my
arm, going to a place known to him
as a "battle ground," to me as a
"gambling den," to my community as
a place of shame and dishonor.
Were I a man of self-respect, I would
deem that occupation to low for me
to stoop to. And yet some of our
citizens who fill positions of honor
and trust have engaged in it. Cam
bling is dishonest and should be
frowned down upon by all good cit
izens, and especially Christian people.
Let me give you three scenes and I
close with the best of feelings to all
of those who were therein engaged.
Scene 1. Brogdons, S. C. Mem
bers of the gambling club of Sumter
and those of Manning have met;
horses, buggies, and teams are in
Sight around the old depot as if a
camp-meeting was in progress; the
game cocks of each side all in trim,
neatly gaved; curtain drops.
Scene 2. The cocks are in the
ring; the fight is going on in full
blast; wild betting on each side;
Manning's team seems to be in the
worst; curtain drops.
Seen 3. Fight all over; Manning's
ocks nearly all killed; a tremendous
row is in progress between Sumter
and Manning's side, while the wild
crses fresh from the pit, ring out
upon the open air: One faints and
the curtain drops.
The world has open before our
itizens a glorious living in an honest
nd respectible manner. Some day
before our eyes will drop a curtain
iark and dismal. It will be the
black curtain of death.
"What soever a man soweth that
shall he also reap."
J. 0. GoVGH.
Pastor Manning Baptist Church.
ITATE OP Oazo, Cr oF TOLEDo,
Lucas CouoNrY. S.
FEANK J. CmENEi makes oath that he is
he senior partner of the firm of F. J.
)ENEY & Co , do.ing business in the City
if Toledo, County and State aforesaid, and
hat said firm will pay the sum of ONE
IUNDRED DOLLARS for each and every
ase of Catarrh that cannot be cured by the
se of HAL.L:s CATAE CURE.
FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in
uy presence, this 6th day of December, A.
sEA.] A. W. GLEASON.
Iali's Catarrh Cure is takcn internally and
cts directly on the blood and mucous
urfaces of the system. Send for testi
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, 0.
0'ilSold by Druggists, 75c.
VIAM RURSUS IBO NUNQUAM.
Our days are life-miles on the Way
That leadeth to the Perfect Day;
As children of the Lord above
Let's fill them full of deeds of love.
For God is love; and those His plan
Do best subserve who best serve man
Who teach mankind the way of light,
Of truth and mercy, peace and right.
By love to man whom we have seen,
Wfe show our love to God I ween;
Somne burdened brother bless to-day,
We shall not pass agan this way.
JOHN M. RcainasoN.
Edgar W. Nye, better known as
"Bill" Nye, died at his home at Buck
Shoals, near Asheville, N. C., as a re
sult of an attack of apoplexy. The fua
neral services over the body took place
at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning and the
interment was at the Episcopal cem
etery at Fletchers, 12 miles south of
At Columbia, S. 0., James Miller, a
12yearold boy, had a difficulty with
George Demates, a lad about 15 years of
age. Young Miller, during the course
of the trouble, picked up a heavy iron
roller and threw it with all his strength
at Demates. It struck him over the
heart, causing paralysis of that organ
and killing him instantly.
The tobacco stemmery of T. D. Luck
ett & Co., one of the largest concerns
in Clarksville, Tenn., was destroyed by
fire and about 1,500,000 pounds of to
bacco stock was destroyed or seriously
injured. The plant was valued at $20,
000 and the tobacco at $60,000. The
loss was entirely covered by insurance.
Incendiarisnm is suspected.
Two weeks ago, in Guilford county,
lN. C., a man found $18,000 in gold comn
buried in the ground. News of the
find gained currency. The man who,
it was said, made the discovery, later
denied it, and now the owner of the
land declares he will bring suit against
im to obtain the money and says he
does not believe the finder's denial.
At Madison, Ga., John Nolan, charged
with killing Charles Cowan on Feb. 15,
waived preliminary examination, and
the case goes before the grand jury at
the next term of Morgan superior court,
which convenes on Monday, March
2. Nolan still insists that the killing
was accidental, and appars fully satis
ed that the courts wilentirely exoner
The 'Virginia lawmakers were non
plussed by the Rev. 0. J. Oelschlaeger,
an English Lutheran preacher. It Is
the custom of the clerk of the house of
delegates to invite a minister to open
the proceedings of the body with prayer
each day during a week. Mr. Oelsch
laeger was invited to serve the house as
chaplain next week and he refused, say
ing: "I do not believe in opening a
romiscuous political party with
Charles Hodman, a prouiinent Hre
county (Kan.) farmer, was assassinated
n his own yard at Anthony. Hodman
had returned from a drive to the
country and was hitching his horse
when some one fired two shots at him
from ambush. The first shot tore his
left arm open and the other entered his
left breast, kiling him instantly. The
murderer escaped in the darkness. Hod
man had no known enemies and the
mm1ure I. a. mystery. He leaves aj
0 1NTEDERATE RELICS
Museum at Richmond Formally
Opened to the Public.
THE JEFFERBSON DAVIS MANSION
Mementoes of the Groat Struggle From
All Over the South Collected at the
Whito House of the Confederaoy-Room
Set Apart For Each State-Speeches by
Ricnmozs, Feb. 25.-The Confederate
Museum in the old Jefferson Davis man
sion was formally opened to the public
Saturday, the anniversary of Jefferson
Davis's inauguration, as well as of
Washington's birth. From 1 p. m. to 4
p. m. and at night receptions were held.
The building has been restored to what
it was when it was the White House of
the Confederacy. One room has been
set apart and dedicated to each of the
(one time) Confederate States.
The general reception committee re
ceived in the main parlor, while the re
gents and vice regents of the respective
states received in the state apartments.
At 2:30 p. m. public exercises were held
in the presence of the governor and
other state officers, the members of the
legislature and the veteran camps. Gov
ernor O'Ferrall presided. Dr. Moses D.
Hoge, who offered prayer, is called upon
to officiate in this capacity on all big
occasions commemorative of the Con
federacy. He has been pastor of one
church in Richmond for 41 years. He
said in part:
"We come here on a day hallowed as
the birthday of the father of his coun
try and by the inauguration of the
chieftain who, being dead, yet lives in
the hearts of those who followed the
banner now forever furled. We dedi
oate this mansion as the shrine to which
all rightminded and righthearted men
ll gather from every state and from
every land to pay homage to exalted
worth; the shrine which will be hal
lowed by men who are bound to us by
no tie save that which admiration for
such worth establishes between all mag
hanimous souls; the tie which will
never be surrendered while the great
heart of humanity throbs in sympat
with heroic endeavor, and, most of a
when heroio endeavor is overwhelmed
by defeat. Here we would preserve the
relics and the records of a struggle
never more to be forgotten."
General Bradley T. Johnson, formerly
of Virginia, now of Baitimore, made
in address, in the course of which he
"Today commemorates the thirty
fifth anniversary of the inauguration of
the last rebel president and the birth of
the first. It commemorates an epoch in
the grandest struggle for liberty and
right that has ever been made by man.
It celebrates the baptism of a new na
tion, born 35 years ago today. There is
nothing like it in tory. No Greek
general, no Roman consul was ever wel
omed with a triumph after a defeat.
Nowhere, at no time, has a defeated
side been so honored or the success
full apothesised. Success is worshipped,
failure is forgotten. That is the bni
versal experience and the varying law
of nature. Therefore, it would see
hat the fall of the Confederacy was
some sense a success and a triumph;
for it cannot be that universal laws
have been set aside for this sole excep
tion, the gl1orification of the lout Con
federaoy, fsheroines and its heroes."
The relics are not all in place, but the
whole interior of the museum was elab
rately decorated for dedication. En
tering the double doors, one Is the r'e
a.ption room. Beyond this is the room
f the "Solid South." To the left is the
Virginia room. This was formetly
President Davis' diningroom. To the
right is anotner large room, Georgia's,
heeis dslayed the famous De Renne
ollection of Confederate antiquities
Including the original draft of the C,
federate Constitution and autg h
ignatures. The small room adjoilg
the Georgia room is Missisippi's.
Proceeding to the second floor, the
room to the left is North Carolina's.
The room directly over the "Solid
South" room is South Carolina's. Then,
to the right, Alabama's, adjoining which
is Maryland's, which was Mrs. Davis'
ressingroom, Alabama's being her
On the third floor are the rooms of
Florida, Arkansas, Tennessee, Ken
ucky, Missouri, Louisiana and Texas.
Live Hundred Refuse to Work Untnl Sev
eral Grievainces Are Acjusted.
NEW YORK, Feb. 25.-Five hundred
ithographers struck here, the cause be
ng the nonrecognition of their organi
ration, the abolition of the piece work
system, the payment of minimum we
s of $18 a week, a work week of 44
ousay for over time and one ap
prentice to every five journeymen.
The strikers were employed by 100
firms, who do show prtinting and gen
ral lithographic work. They are all
members of the International Litho
graphic Artists and Engravers~ Insur
ance Protective association, which has
branches in all the principal cities of
the United States and Canada.
The actio2 of the New York branch
of the assocn .tion is expected to precipi
ate strikes forthwith ini all the large
A Handsome Confederate Mfonument.
JAcxso,vILE, Fla., Feb. 25.-The
state of Florida is to be presented with
a mowiment to its confederate dead,
which will be the third largest confed
ate monument in the south. The donor
s Charles 0. Hemming of Gainesville,
Te., vice president of the Texas Bank
ers' association. Mr. Hemming is a na
tive of Jacksonville, and the monument,
which is to cost $30,000, is to be erected
n this city. He served in the confed
rate army during the war and moved
to Texas, where he accumulated a for
tune. The confederate veterans are sin
erely grateful for the generous gift.
Butter and Cheesemakers In Session.
CEDARn RAxIDS, Ia., Feb. 25.-The
ational Buttermakers' and Cheese
makers' association has begun a 8-days'
session here. From 1,000 to 1,800 per
sons will be in attendance from all parts
>f the United States and Canada.
Gas exploded In a mine at Newcastle,
oo., and about 70 miners were killed.
Senor Marques of Cauca, Colombia,
has invented a mode of telegraphing
Angus D. Gilbert was hanged at Bos
n, Mass., for the murder of Alice
Sterling, a child, on April 10, 1895.
A bank at McLoth, in Jefferson
ounty, Kan, was entered and the safe
blown open, the robbers securing $3,500
Three masked robbers entered the
farket Street bank in San Francisco,
drove the cashier and bookkeeper into
a vault and escaped with $800 in coin.
Christopher Champlin Waite, p resi
dent af the Columbus, Hocking Valley
nd Toledo railway, died of pneumonia
I his private car in the Columbus
Frank Halstead Ballard, superinten
dent of agencies of the Equitable Life
Assurance society, died of pneumonia
at his home in Lawrence, L.LI, af ter a
Matthew Gogovich, who, until re
ently, earned a living as a waiter iu
the restaurants of Sacramento, Cal., has
eceived news- from Austria that he is
be.-t a fortunie.
MAY FIGHT IN LNO
The Bolingbroke Club Offers a
Purse For Corbett and Fitz.
THERE IS NO OBSTAOLE IN THE WAY
Corbett Signifies His Willingness to Accept
the Proposition-Fitzsimmons Not Yet
Heard From-Frank Slavin Offers to
Stop Corbett In Six Rounds In Case
Lanky Bob Refuses.
Lomuox. Feb. 25.-When Fitzsim
mons defeated Maher on Mexican soil,
near Langtry, Tex., on Friday last, a
representative of the Associated Press
was instructed to ask Manager Fleming
of the National Sporting club here, if
that body could be induced to put up a
purse for Fitzsimmons and Corbett.
The reply was that under no circum
stances would the National Sporting
ing club subscribe a cent for a contest
in which Corbett was one of the princi
pals; but, it was added, any other
American pugilist might apply with
fair prospects of arranging a match.
The objection to Corbett is based on
the very bitter tongue lashing he gave
the National Sporting club when he re
turned to the United States after his ap
pearance here. The members of the
club claimed that they had treated Cor
bett with ever consideration, and that
he repaid thei kindness by abusing
them to the utmost.
The Associated Press representative
was notified to call upon Secretary Ste
vens of the Boling roke club and see
that gentleman. After some necessary
deliberation ad consultation with his
organization. Mr. Stevens said that the
Bolingbroke qlub would give a purse of
$8,000 for Fitzsimmons and Corbett to
compete for, and that the club would
allow the contestants $500 each for ex
These are, it is understood, absolutely
the best terms obtainable here, and it is
hoped the offer will be promptly ac
eeted or refused.
The fairest treatment possible will be
meted out to both men, and it will be a
case of" the best man win."
Should Fitzsimmons refuse this
offer or fail to accept it with the
promptness desired by his wellwish
ers, Frank Slavin stands ready to
:neet Corbett before the Blolingbroko
club, Slavin already has an offer
in The Sporting Life to meet Fitzsim
mons fIr $5,000 a side, the fight to come
off in England; or he wil bet $5,000 that
he can stop Corbet in six rounds.
Under these crc gmstances there
seems to be no obstacle in the way of
bringing Fits and Corbett together in a
ring here for a fair purse. The purse
offered is not so large as the purses
offered in Amerioa, but the expenses of
the pugilists wlllbe small comparatively
so as to compensate for the difference in
the size of the purse.
The replies of Fitzsimmons and C.r
bett are now awaited by Secret.ry
Stevens of the Bolingbroke club.
Corbett Is Wiling.
Czcnm.r&T, Feb. 25.-James J. Cor
bett was shown the Associated Press'
dispatches from Leaddon stating that
the Bolingbroke club of that city would
give a purse of $8,000 and $500 each for
epenes for a match between himself
and F l -nmmn Corbett read the
dispatch and then said:
"I will accept the proposition. The
Associated Press may say thatlif the
Bolingbroke club will forward the arti
cles of agreement I will sign them with
"AS .o the bluff made by that second
rater Slavia, who has been defeated,
about 50 times, more or less, I shall pay
no attention to him, as I do not deem
his Idle talk worthy of any notice. In
fact I will not listen to any proposition
from now on, except one that will re
sult in a fight between Fitzsimmons and I
myself. He is the man the peeple want
me tosamah, and he is the only man I
"I will deposit as much money as the
Bolngbroke club desires to guarantee
my sincerity in this matter, and shall
anxiously await some further word
from the officers of that organization."
"Mark what I say, that man Bob
Fitzsimmons will never meet me. He
is simply making abluff for the sake of
the little advertising he expects to get2
out of it."_________
Tobaceo Me.n Organize.
GREENSBORO, N. 0., Feb. 25.-The
Southern Tobacco. Manufacturers' as
sociation, comprising the leading manu
facturers of North Carolina and Vir
ginia , completed an organization here.
The association, which will be incor
porated, decided to establish permanent
headquarters In this city, the same to
be i chrgeof the secretary and treas
rer Mr. Talbott, who will locate here
at once. About 75 factories were rep
resented here, and the prospects are that
the association will become quite a pow- 1
erful organization. Its only aim is mu
tual self protection, the association hav
ing no power to regulate prices or con
Investigating the Pearl Bryan Munrder.
CIscxNxArr, Feb. 25.-Mr. Lester has
been here for some time under orders
from Governor Bradley, investigating
the evidence in the Pearl Bryan case, so
as to give some guidance to the governor
regardng the payment of the reward
offered for the apprehension of the mur
derers. Mr. Lester has notified the oui
cers of Campbell county that his report,
sent to the governor, has failed to1
thoroughly satisfy him that the murder
was committed in Kentucky and that
therefore the payment of the reward
cannot now be demanded.
Samuel D svis Succeeds Waite.
CorUMBUS, 0., Feb. 25.--Samuel D.
Davis, first vice president of the Coulumn
bus, Hocking Valley and Toledo Rail- I
road comp:: iy, has appointed W. A.
Mills general manager. Mr. Mills was
assistant to the late president, Mr.
Waite; A president is to be choseni on
March 17 at the annual meeting in New
Big Fire at Johannesburg. 2
JOHANNESBURG, Feb. 25.-A fire which
broke out here has caused damage
amounting to $375,030 to drygoods and
other stores, warehouses, etc.
Shot and Killed by a Jealous Husband.
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Feb. 25.-During
the progress of a ball near Sardis, Dallas
county, Virgil Morrisette becamo jeal
pus of Andrew Wilkins' attentions to
his wife, aud forbade their dancing to
gether. Later on he obseryed them
waltzing and, without further warning, 1
fired on them, kilng Wilkins Instantly.
In the excitement ~orrisettee escaped.
The principals are llof good standing.
Starter Caldwell, who has been offi- 3
iating this winter at the InglesideI
track, says that the new AustralianI
starting machine Is a success. Ho has f
ried the new machine for over a weekt
and sptys it is the only way to start
horses. It is only a question of a short
imhe says. before the Australian ma
hiewill e in use on every track in
Andrew Carnegie, the Pittsburg mail
lionaire. was refused honorary member
ship in the Cleveland chamnber of com
merce. When J. G. W. Cowles pre
sented Carnegie's name. L. A. Russell
delivered a bitter speech against Carne
gie. whom he denounced as an op-t
pressor of the poor. Amidst much con
fusion a secret ballot was ordered with
the result that Mr. Carnegie was black
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rALKS OF THE TRANSVAAL.
Ln American Who Has Recently Returned
Tells of the Condition of Affairs.
NEw YoRK, Feb. 25.-E. F. Wiltze of
)alifornia is registered at the Waldorf
iotel. He was assistant engineer of
he famous May Consolidated and other
nines in Africa, of which John Hays
Iammond, now under arrest, was the
"I presume" said Mr. Wiltze, "that
rhat you more particularly want to
now is about the American element in
lie Transvaal. Well, the Americans
re not numerous, but they are influen
ial, and I may add, popular with the
oers, while the English, naturally
nough, are hated. And here I may re
ark, that though many of the raiders
ight have extertained ambitious ideas
Ohen they followed Jameson, the
.iimericaa element, and I believe, in fact
:now, that the movement was one in the
irecti n of reform.
"I left the country before the raid,
)ut I, as every one else, knew that
rouble of some kind was brewing, for
he reason that the state of things was
,rowing more and more intolerable to
"As for niv friend, John Hays Ham
ond, he is an American. heart and
oul, and would never think of having
o do with a movement looking to the
vertbrow of even an oligarchial re
ublic. He is of the same caliber as
)r. Jameson, and the men generally,
ho are making out ef the sterile
ransvaal one of the richest and most
rosperous regions on the earth's sur
ace, with a splendid future.
"In conclusion, I may say that the
kmerican element in |:,uth Africa is
ne of beneficence. It takes in the most
fluential and progressive of the popu
tion, and has, in an engineering sense,
ontrol of the Rand mines, which mines
re the largest in the whole world.
why, they are not half developed, nor
il they be until the Transvaal has a
ore liberal government. As for the
'ture, no man knows what it will
ring forth, though we can all guess.
hat there will be vast changes is
Choers For Dr. Jameson.
PLYXOtTrH, Feb. 25.-Crowds of pee
le gathered at Plymouth Hoe, expect
g to be able to witness the landing of
)r. Jameson and his officers from the
oopship Victoria, which arrived here
t midnight; but it is understood that
ey will not be landed at Portsmouth.
he troops which came ashore from the
lctoria gave three cheers for Dr.
Captain Henry, the American citizen,
mno of Dr. Jameson's officers turned
ver by the Beers to the British and sent
nf board the Victoria, was, at his own
quest, landed at Port Said.
The matter has been explained to
embassador Bayard. It is claimed that
enry would now be breaking stones
i Pretoria had he not been shipped
way with his companions.
GONE TO GET GOLD.
Party of Five Leavesi St. L~ouis For the
Littlo Republic or Voenuea.
Sr. Louis, Feb. 25.-A party com
osed of Captain J. H. Morgan and in
ian Bruce of Brunswick, T. A. Legress
f Salisbury, 0. W. Moorehead of Trip
ett and T. 3. Kelly of Linneses, Mo.,
ias left this city for the gold fields of
~enezuela. The party goes oy the way
f Washington to get their passports
ud letters from Senator Cockrell to
onsuls at Caracas and Bolivar city.
L'hey will sail fror'n New York city and
vill go by the way of the island of
'rinidad, up the Orinoco river as far as
is navigable, and will then travel
verland to the head waters of that
tream in western Venezuela to the gold
Captain Morgan alnd party are well
upplied with medicine,Winchester rifles
.nd plenty of ammunition, and are
macked by wealthy capitalists who will
eelp the mines, when located.
THE DATE FIXED,
a~rsdn H~arrisoni and Mrs. Dimmickc
will 13e Married on Aprni 6,
Nizw YoRK, Feb. 25.-General Har
ison and Mrs. Mary Dimmick will
robably be married Easter Monday,
pril 6, by the Rev. Dr. John Brown
f St. Thomas' Protestant Episcopal
urh. On Saturday Dr. Brown re
cived a note from Private Secretary
'ibbetts asking him if lie would be at
ibery on April 6 to perform the mar-~
iag" crenmony. Dr. Brown replied
hat he would be very glad to do so.
"I have not seen the general," Dr.
~rown said, "and I do not know what
rragWmnts lie has made; whether he
cants to bie married in the church or at1
[s. Dinumnick's home. All that I know <
bout it is what was contained in Mr. <
Coffnu Laid at is Door.
WJNs-roN, N. C. Feb. 25.-Revenue
ificers have been operating in Yadkin
:unty lately. Sunday it was learned
aat moonshiners placed a coffin at the
-ont door of an old man named Leon
rd. whonm they believed reported them,
irhi a note which road as follows:
'After five days' dwelling in this place
'on will be stored away in this." Mr.
leonard says he will not leave home.
e keeps ~well armed and trouble is
earedl if the moonshiners make an at.
ack on the old mrin.
Kidnapped a Negro Boy.
CoLUom1~A, S. C., Feb. 25.-Jim Price,
13-year-old negro boy living with his
arents in this city, was kidnapped by
ur meni. bing se'ized and thrown into
covered wagon aind his life threatened
he cried for assistance. About 14
iiles above Columbia, while the men
ept soundly in a drunken stupor, he
t his way out of the wagon and
ramed back to Columbia. The men
re all white and supposed to be illicit
R W DURi
To Our Clarendon Friends:
We are now prepared to offer lower
you want. Our Stock is complete. I
hardware a large line of
Paints, Oils, Etc.
Harness, Saddles, Rubber and
Great bargains in guns, pistob
Headquarters for Powder, Shot
Engine supplies, belting, etc.
Headquarters for Cooking and
The Terry Fish Company
WHOLESALE SHIPPERS OF
Fre~h Fish of all linds, 1strs Clams,
Our regular season for shipments of
fresh fish (packed in ice) being now open.
we are prepared to ship you any desired
qnantity. 'Charleston is the only market
south that can offer a large variety of fish,
and, being situated on the ocean, where
they are caught, must be fresh. We holicit
Consignments of poultry, eggs, etc., so
licited. Account sales and check mailed
day of sale.
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--ron sALE BY
. B. LORYEA,
Manning, S. C.
CIVIL ENGINEER AND SURVEYOR,
[aving an experience of thirty seven years,
ffers bis professional services to the people
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AANNTNG S. C.
INT & SON
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Belting. Leather, Etc.
and Shells (loaded and empty).
Heating Stoves (Warranted),
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DOOr, Sash, Blids Mould
ig aad Buln Material.
CHARLESTON, S. C.
SASH WEIGHTS AND
WINDOW AND FANCY
ALWAYS ON HAND AT
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KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS.
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SThursday bights. Every
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ly. ,Visiting brothers al
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-J. F. GEIG22,
K. of R. &. S.
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crops and liberal fe-tilizations,
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application of a proper ferti
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GERMAN KAIJ WORKS,
g3 Nassast., New Ydr,
State of South Carolina,
County of Clarendon.
By Louis Appelt. Esquire, Probate Judge.
WHEREAS, ISAAC JOHNSON DE
parted this life intestate more than six
uonths ago and his estate has become dere
ict and in accordance with a statutory re
;nirement. James E. Davis, Clerk of the
ourt of Common Pleas for Clarendon
.ounty, State aforesaid, made suit to me,
o0 grant him letters of administration of
he estate of and effects of Isaac Johnson.
These are therefore to sight and admon
sh all and singular the kindred and cred
tors of the said Isaac Johnson, de
~eased, that they be and appear, before me,
.n the Court of Probate, to be held at Man
aing, on the 12th day of March, next,
ifter p.a blication hereof, at 11 o'clock in the
Forenoon, to shew canse, if any they have,
gehy the said administration should not be.
Given under my hand this 29th day of:
January, A. D. 1896.
[sEAu..) LOUIS APPELT,