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IXNNING, S. C.:
WEDNESDAY, MAR. 25, 1896.
The Observer is in receipt of many pub
lie docnments through the kindlncss of
Congressman John L. McLaurin, for which
we feel grateful. Our own representative
having withheld the courtesies they are
very much appreciated from Mr.
- -Newberrv 0 P
.now why Mr. Latimer has
withheld public documents from the Ob
server, but it occurs to us that it is "cheeky"
business for Mr. MeLaurint to be under
taking to supply Mr. Latimer's constituents,
or any of them, with public documents.
We do not think he has any business med
dlir.g in the 3d district. and it must be that
he has some .me to grind. Probably his
own constituents would like to have those
documents. It seems to us that the Obser
ver and all other Ne*berrians ought to
have the kindest feelings towards Mr. Lati
mer for he ha., we think, labored harder
to get the claim of Newberry college
through the committee and congress than
any other representative this district has
had, and we believe, if we are correctly in
formed, he is the only one who has ever
suceecded in getting a favorable report
from the committee. This is but simple.
j-istice to Mr. Latimer, who has labored
constantly for the public good, and has
now pending before congress two bills that
have more merit in themn than any two
other bills that have been before congress
for many years so far as the people of this
State are concerned, and they are the bill
to collect the State taxes from railroads in
the hands of federal receivers an d the bill
to make the original thirteen States equal
with the newer States which bill will add
so:nething like SI,250,000 to the public
school fund of the State. He may not get
these biils passed as he is only one of the
400 miembers but it is greatly to his credit
that he has gone into altield of legislation
untouchied hitherto by any other member
There is such a thing as decency
in this world, but it has not reached
the office of the Auderson People's
Advocate, if the above is at sample of
its appreciation. Hon. John L. Mc
Laurin sent to the Newberry Ob
server some public documents at the
request of its editor and no doubt
the request was made because the
represent~e of the district in which
the Newberry Observer is located, on
account of factional differences did
not send the documents as he should
have done, and because Mr. McLau
riu did send the documents, the Ad
vocate a supporter of Mr. Latimer
pitches in to slur and insult Mr. Mc
.Laurin, but in doing so it displays
its long ears and leaves the friends
of Mcbaurin room to question the
credit the Advocate is giving Lati
mer. Why it is, we can not say, but
the tact is that McLaurin is called
upon from all over the State to at
tend to matters in Washington; this
we know and only recently have we
seen a letter from a very promineut
firm in Charleston calling on Mc
Laurin for aid in a matter of great
importance to a certain busi
ness interests of that city; we
are glad and very proud
of the tact that the Sixth Congress
ional District has sent a man to Con
gress whose mind is broad enough to
see beyond the confines of factional
limits. It is a matter of pride with
us that McLaurin's ability is so
recognized and appreciated that
whenever a matter of importance is
up in Congress in which South Caro
lizua or a section of it is interested he
is called upon for his aid and that he
gives the aid asked for. The Advo
cate should not ever-reach itself in
its praise for Mr. Latimer's services
in obtaining a favorable report for
the Newberry college matter, because
if it will make a search of the records
it will be seen that Mr. McLaurin
was largely instrumental in engineer
ing the favorable report safely
through the committee. WYe do not
wish to detract from Latimer, but we
must protest againist the jealous spirit
exhibited by the Advocate. If its
friend Latimer was so narrow minded
and so filled with factional prejudice
that he withheld public documents
from the Observer. It should have
made no comments on McLaurin for
treating the Observer with the com
mon courtesy of complying with its
requests for documents. When a
Congressman fails to supply his con
stituents with matter at his diposal
he fails to do his duty and when that
failure auises from factional pi ejudice
his cor-dtct is small and petty. It is
a common thing for us to receive
public documents from representa
tives of Western and other States,
but we do not think it is "cheeky,"
nor do. we think they "have some axe
to grind." The truth of the matter
is, we knowv that our representative
has done his full duty in Congress
and that lhe reeds no factional flag
waved to encourage his constituency
to rally to his support. Right now,
every step McLaurin takes is watchedt
and commented on. He seems to be a
hornet in the breeches of certain
politicians and they not knowing I
when and where he wiil sting, puts
them all on the anxious bench.
Aspirants for gubernatorial honors i
stand ready to sand bag him should
he ,tempt to 121ay in their yard, and
andidates for the United States
lenate are walking about stiff legged
;ith a machete in each leg of their
ants ready to pull them out and
,ive him a swipe should he be found
liding down their cellar door, but
IcLaurin turns neither to the right
ior left, he goes right on attending
;o his work and often the work of
)thers. He refuses to be dragged
nto the controversies now going on
imong candidates, but when the
proper time comes he will be heard
rom with no uncertain sound, and
the little fice who have been snap
ping at his heels had better have the
big dogs along to keep them from
crushing each other in the rush to
get out of the way of McLaurin's
rocks. We can assure the Advocate
if McLaurin has an axe to grind it is
not Latimer, for he is not a good
RECORD APPEALED TO.
Laurensville Herald Quotes Some of
Senator Irby's Utterances. It
Seeks to Show He is Bound to
Stand With Tillman in
the Fight for silver.
Claim for Political
Who says that we are not a politi
cal prophet? In our issue of Sep
tember 27, 1895, we said this:
"We want to be in time in warn
ing the Reformers against all politi
cal pitfalls. There will be many
schemes, traps and new alliances
planned and formed between now
and 1896. Under the pretence of
fighting p2jpiofirtendencies of Till
rnoE ers, there will be one
more expiring, superhuman effort to
turn the Reform movement over in
to the hands of a lot of political Hes
sians. For the present we simply
make this timely warning. In 1896
Tillman will, more than ever, be the
target for the shafts of the political
schemers and the hired tool of the
Shylocks. Then it is that your po
litical principles and professions are
to be tested-whether you have been
political hypocrits and your profes
sions been as a tinkling cymbal and
Ever since the delivery of Senator
Tillman's speech in the Senate and
his more recent opinion as to what
the South Carolina delegation to
the National Democratic convention
ought to do rather than submit to a
gold plank in the Democrtic plat
form and a gold-bug candidate for
president, the Independent newspa
pers in this State are holding up their
bands in holy horror at the very
thought of such a thing; and we may
expect to see still further evidences
of opposition cr political antagonism
to Tillman by every little political
fice who is scenting around for some
office or other. There is no doubt
whatever that the leading political is
sue this year will serve to test the
sincerity of every loyal Reformer and
silverite in the State. The sheep
must be separated from the goats
who, under the hypocritical pretense,
of loyalty to the "name" Democracy,
will seek to defeat the cause of the
people and- to stab our brave leaders
in the back; and if the Reform voters
will only take the time to ferret it out
they will discover that there is some
big, fat office that the fellow wants
and dosen't believe he can get it with
the silv'erite or Reform vote, so he
tunes his harp to suit the ear of the
The Greenville News is again call
ing on State Chairman Irby to either
balk the action of the silver Democrats
or read them out of the party. It
"Will the Hon. John L. M. Irby,
chairman of the State Democratic
Executive Committee, anti the Hon.
M. L. Donaldson, member for South
Carolina of the Democratic national
executive committee, prove recreant
to their respective trusts? When the
State convention is called to elect del
egates to the national convention it
should be distinctly informed that no
delegates who are instructed to bolt
or suspected with good reason of pur
pose to bolt, will be admitted to the
"If the State convention takes any
such action as Senator Tilhnan sug
gests, we will advocate the calling of
another Democratic convention, the
independent reorganization of the
party and the election of a set of del
egates instructed and pledged to
abide the action of the national con
vention whatever it may be."
We don't see how Senator Irby, as
:bairman of the State Democracy,
:an consistently take any such action
s that suggested by so politically
bybrid a sheet as the Daily News. It
will be remembered that Senator
[rby, in his silver speech before the
United States Senate in October,
"It is the love and fealty I bear to
:he cause of Democracy that has
prompted me to keep silent and
strain every nerve in an effort to 'con
rorm, if possible, to the wishes and
policy of the powers that be in the
Democratic party; but sir, when I
ee the mantle of Democracy used to
over Republican monopolists while
hey rob the great common people,
bis sr~me sentiment that has prompt
~d me to silence and obedience bids
ne imperatively to call a halt and
evoiL against such an imposition un
er Democracy and justice as is now
>roposed. I cannot keep my seat
oud see the banner of Democracy sub
nerged in thc cesspool of Wall street
7eed1, nor can I remuain-silea't and see
t polluted to the basest uses by the
rotected hand of monopolistic avar
ce from New England."
Again he says:
"Call it what you will, I propose to
tand for true Democracy, so true, in
act, that I will denounce those who
>ropose and follow Republican meth
~ds while masquerading in Demo
ratic clothes, no matter who they
In another portion of his speech he
"If this great crime against the
>eople is perpetrated by them in re
~ard to this, the most important of
.11 the legislative questions now be
ore the people, I dare to not follow
hem, and miy people will sustain me,;
ipon the other questions of lessor im
And a little further on he says:
"I make it with reluctance and
leep regret, and would gladly avoid
he responsibility of taking this posi
ion, but I believe it a solemn dutyj
wvery State and especially to the
2oble, patriotic, and liberty-loving
people of South Carolina, to raise the
hand of warning and place those who
seem intoxicated with power, upon
positive notice that if they ruthlessly
and by the aid of Republican votes
over-ride our wishes in this, the most
important of all the questions of pub
lic policy, I for one will not follow
their lead another step."
And still again:
"From the very moment you vote
to perpetrate this proposed act which
I believe to be a crime against the
productive interests of the nation,
neither my people nor I will longer
follow your lead."
And then again, in addition to
to what Senator Irby said in his sil
ver speech, nobody censured Mr.
Donaldson and Mr. Harris, members
of the last national Democratic con
vention from this State, for their al
leged "selling out" to the goldbug
influences more than did Senator
Irby. And now for the News to ask
Senator Irby to repudiate and swal
low his own words is not only a big
piece of gall on the part of the News,
but a reflection on the political hon
est and sincerity of Senator Irby.
The position Tillman takes in his
letter to Mr. Reed, $ud to which the
Greenville News takes exception is,
in our opinion, both tenable and log
ical. It is our first duty to make
every possible effort. to prevent the
political prostitution of the princi
ples of true Democracy, and in the
language of Senator Irby himself, to
foil the efforts of those goldbug Shy
locks who "propose and follow Re
publican methods while masquerad
ing in Democratic clothes."
It is plain to everybody that if the
May State convention should fail or
refuse to send delegates to the na.
tional Democratic convention such
action would only be playing into the
hands of the goldbugs. We must
send regularly accredited delegates
to the national convention, and then
if their protests against that, conven
tion being controlled and dominated
by goldbug delegates representing
always hopelessly Republican States,
are ignored as they have been in the
past and through their induence a
goldbug tool of the East is foisted
upon us, why then as Senator Till
man says, it will be time enough to
join their forces with the silver men.
The goldbug delegates no doubt al
ready have an understanding with
the Republicans that they will sup
port a goldbug Republicen rather
than a silver Democrat-at least the
Greenville News says that 25,000 or
30,000 white men in South Carolina
will vote the Republican ticket rather
than vote for a silver Democrat.
SANDY GROVE SIFTINGS.
Sandy Grove, March 24.-News is
still scarce over here. The farmers
are two busy with their work to clear
new lands. Generally, they seem to
be prospering, judging from their
homes and surroundings. We hear
of several who have planted eorn.
Hauling fertilizers and building to
bacco barns seems to be the order of
the day in this section.
Mr. Joseph Gowdy and Miss Emma
Coker were married on the 19th inst.,
at Hebron church, by Pastor Bethea.
Death visited the home of Mr. J.
M. Mims yesterday and bore away on
its icy wings the soul of his little in
We have just read Senator Till
man's speech and are now idevoting
our spare moments to reading the
new constitution. The Manning
Times is never - slighted when it
I ask leave to modify my opinion
as expressed some time ago in regard
to the next President. We believe
now, and have good reasons for be
lieving, that our noble Senator will
be the next President. If not Till
man, a free silver Republican.
We also believe that the free and
unlimited coinage of silver will come
in the near future. We hope so, at
least. SAM TATTLEa.
CONFEDERATE VETERANS, AT.
Mr. Editor:-We, the committee ap
pointedbythe surviving soldiers of the
Confederate States army at their last
meeting on salesday in March, beg
space in your paper for a short re
The late law on the subject of pen
sions requires a meeting of the sur
vivors on salesday in April (Monday,
6th day) for the purpose of electing
two of their number by ballot as pen
sion commissioners, to act with the
county auditor and treasurer, who,
with a physician to be elected by
them, shall compose the board for
the present year.
Quite a number of our people are
entitled to be put on the pension list
under the recent act, and we hope
there will be a large turn out of old
soldiers on that day.
DANIEL 3. BRADHAM,
THOMAs H. HAavIN,
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"No place like home!" the poet sung,
With grateful heart and tuneful tongue.
"No place like home!" my tongue repeats,
Whilst heart responsive quickly beats
"At home, sweet homer'
A~t home again! Here quiet reigns
Rot that which at Warsaw obtains,
But quiet born of peace and love;
And chants my heart as cooing dove
At home, sweet home!
es, "home, sweet home!" Though hum
Fro noise and strife I'd fain retreat, 1
and pass my days in calm content,
3n words of purest love intent,
At home, sweet home!
Sod bless our home, our land and friends, I
So long's the sky above us bends!1
~less friends near by! Bless those we've
With all we're blest, of none bereft!
At home, sweat home!1
From some we part, with some we meet;
fo those farewell, whilst these we greet. .
We'll love them all, on land or sea,
But most of all while we shall be1
At home, sweet home!
f home on earth can be so blest,
What joy must be when we shall rest z
round God's throne, and with that throng
sound forth His praise with harp and song
In Heaven, sweet home!
I 0. E. wEBBEn.
TE LoRD's PRAYS.
"If any be distressedand fain would gather
Some comfort, let him haste'unto
For we of hope and help are quite be
Except Thou succour us
Who art in heaven.
Thou ahewest, mercy, therefore for the
We praise Thee, singing
Hallowed be Thy name.
Of all our miseries cast up the sum;
Show as Thy joys, and let
Thy kindgom come.
We mortal are, and alter from our birth;
Thou constant art,
Thy will be done on earth.
Thou mid'st the earth, as well as planets
Thy name be blessed here
As 'tis in heaven.
Nothing we have to use or debts to pay.
Except Thou give it us.
Give us this day
Wherewith to clothe us.wherewith to be fed,
For without Thee we want
Our daily bread.
We want, but want no faults, for no day
But we do sin
Forgive us our Trespasses.
No man from sinning ever free did live,
Forgive us, Lord, our sins,
As we forgive.
If we repent our faults, Thou ne'er dia
We pardon them
That trespass against us.
Forgive us that is past. a new path tread us,
Direct as always in Thy faith,
And lead us
We, Thine own people, and thy chosen
Into all truth, but
Not into temptation.
'Ihou that of all good graces art the giver,
Suffer us.not to wander.
Us from the fiarce assaults of world and
And Rush, so shalt Thou free us
From a11 evil.
To these petitions let both Church and
With one consent of heart and voice, say
Damon Lodge, No. 13, convened
last Thursday night. The first and
second ranks was conferred on two
candidates. There was a good at
tendance and the meeting proved
pleasant and profitable to all present.
Bro. D. J. Bradham was present and
did much towards making the time
pass pleasantly to most of us.
D. D. G. 0. Bro. F. ILSpann, came
down from Sumter and installed Bro.
Jos. Sprott as M. of F. Now let
every member drop in at the bank
end pay Bro. Sprott his indebtedness
to the Lodge.
We were sorry Bro. Spann did not
feel able to stay with us through the
exercises of the evening, and hope he
will soon enjoy his usual good health.
We are sorry to hear the word
"Absent" in calling the roll of officers,
and do hope that those who have
been absenting themselves will resolve
to do better.
The fraternity editor of the Albany
Argus "talks from the shoulder," hear
" Here is a little good advice to all
offcers who were installed in the
twenty-sixth district. If you are
elected to any office in your lodge
get the blue book, learn every line
that is required of you, and make it
your ambition to do the .work better
than any other offier of the lodge. If
you cannot commit the work to mem
ory, for goodness sake have the man
liness to resign and give the offie to
a man who can."
This is good advice to officers all
over the land. If you can't do your.
work properly, get out of the way
and let somebody else have an oppor
tunity to try. The day for submit
ting to the ignorance of blundering
and incompetent offiers is past. Do
The prosperity of an organization
depends to a considerable degree
upon the msuner in which the exe
cutive officers discharge their duties.
Orders do not attain any marked
success, or prosper materially, where
the officers have become lukewarm
and do not evince the proper amount
of interest. In no organization will
the indifference of the officers so
surely affect the order as in a frater
nity like ours. In all the business of
the courts, and a~ll the ritualistic work,
these execntives have so important a
part that their failure to perform it
properly affects seriously the work
ing and detracts from the impressive
ness of ceremonies. When therefore,
an officer finds that by reason of
business engagements, because of
Lack of interest, or for any cause what
soever, the proper amount of time,
consideration and care cannot be
given to the duties of his office, it be
Eiooves him to resign his position and
illow one who can properly discharge
the duties to fill the office. Pursu
ng any other course than this is
wreating the order unfairly, is p lacing
aimself in a false position and doing
2O one any good-Advocate.
Don't cherish hate. It is not
worth while to hate. Your life is not
ong enough to make it pay to cherish
11 will or hard thoughts towards any
mne. What if that man or woman
ias played you false? What if this
riend has forsaken you in your time1
>f need, sind treats you as a stranger?
Uet it pass. What differ'ence will it
nake to you in a few years, when you
o hence to the "undisoovered,
:ountry?" All who ill-treat you now
gill be more sorry for it then, than '
rou, even in your deepest disappoint
nent and grief, can be. A few more
imiles, a few more tears,-some pleas
ire, much pain, a little longer hurry
ng and worrying through the world,
tome hasty greetings and abrupt fare
vells, and our play will be "played
>ut," and the injured will be led sway
md ore long forgotten. Is it worth
i'hile to hate each other?-Our Sb
Charity, as organized in the frater
aities, has none of the sting that goes
vith the charity from a stranger.
Each has done his portion toward
:reating the fund, and is able to take
t without feeling a pauper.
Said old Ben Franklin: "He only
s great of heart yho floods the world
rith great affection. He only is great
>f mind who stirs the world with1
;reat thoughts. He only is great of
rill who does something to shape the
vorld to a great career. And he is
greatest who does the most of gl
hs things. and does th a b.1
BY REV. J. 0. GOUGH, MANNING, S. C.
GArTING A HonnD sIN IN Tar sGNT Or
GOD, AND A VIOLATION OF TZa LAW
OF Tax STATE.
A few weeks ago I bad a short article up
on the tendency of this growing sin, with
no intention of wounding any one's feel
ings, but with a desire to do my duty to
God and my fellow-man..;,What I said was
from the purest motives. I desired to
point out to those who were engaged there
in the dangers that lay along this road,
feeling that some did not know the crimes
attached to it. I also felt that when a citi
zen and friend was led into the light and
shown the disgrace to which his conduct
was leading him, he would prefer his char.
acter and good name to the mere "chance"
in gambling. Solomon said, "A good
name is rather to be chosen than great
riches." But I met with muck discourage
ment and personal threats. I did not
think that what I said then, or now, would
stop the sin altogether, but thought that it
might serve as a warning. But I see that
like the man in his boat passing swiftly
down the rushing current to the awfui
abyss, fearing no danger and not heeding
the warning voice of his friends, he passes
over to an awful wreck, so men continue
to gamble in our own midst, in more ways
The heathenish practice of cock-fighting
still continues. To day I venture to say
some things on this sin that I trust all who
read the Times may see.
Dr. Geo. F. Hall says that "gambling is
the art of getting something for nothing.
It is a sin that is corrupting thousands of
men from nearly every wauc of life. The
publi. conscience is not yet awakened to
the awful sin. No man can long retain
his personal purity ot life who gives him
self over to gambling, to this subtle agent
Henry Ward Beecher says, "Gambling
is the staking or winning of property upon
mere hazrrd. The husbandman renders
produce for hir gains; the mechanic ren
ders the product of labor and skill for his
gain; the gambler readers for his gain the
sleight of useless skill, or more often down
right cheating. Betting is gambling and
there is no honest equivolent to its gain."
Dr. R. S. McArthur says, "I have no pa
tience with a man who gambles. A man
who will gamble will steal. Gambling is
a.epecies of theft. A man who wants som4.
thing for nothing is a dishonest man. The
man who says -the world owes me a living
and I propose to have it' is a reckless and
dishonest man. The world does not owe
him a living. The world owes a man just
what he will earn, nothing moregnothing
Some one gives us the history of, crime
:uring 1890: "One hundred and twenty
eight persons were either shot or stabbed
over gambling. Four we're stabbed and 5
shot at 'poker'; twelve stabbed and twenty
four shot over game of dice; -28 stabbed and
55 shot over gambling tables; six attempted
suicide, twenty-four committed suicide,
and sixty persons were mhurdered in cold
blood; two driven insane; sixty-eight boys
were ruined by pool gambling.
This desire has grown so strongly that
men of good report have committed crimes
to get money to gamble- with. Among
these were two burglaries, eighteen forger
ies, eighty-five embezzlements, thirty-two
persons holding positions of trust in banks,
etc., absconded the enormousgsumigof
To which part of this list can we add the'
crimeg of our own State ?
Dr. Nott says, "The inishqd gambler
has no heart. He could play and bet at
his brother's funeral; he would gamble on
his mother's coma."
Since we are attempting but little as, to
originality I wish to quote a few sentences
from one of the greatest preachers our age
has ever produced. He says:
"L. Gambling unfits the mind for the
duties of life. Gamblers are seldom indus
trious men in any vocation of life. Gam
bling vitiates the imagination, corrupts the
tastes and destroys industry, for no man
will drudge for cents who-gambles for dol
II. It destroys all domestie affections.
Home is a prison to an inveterate gambler;
for a moment he may spoit with his chil
dren and smile upon his wife, but his
heart, its strong passions are not there. A
little rippling stream may flow shrough the
family, but the deep river of his affections
flows away from home.
III. Gambling polutes the life and in
,jures society. Gamblers herd with gam
blers. They tempt and provoke each other
to all evil.
IV. It produces a desire for strong
drink. The bottle is as needful as the ma
terial upon which to bet. And when they
stand in the sight of financial les, they
cannot bear the death-like gloom, and by
drugs or liquor they wind up their system
to the glowing point again, and when the
double tires oi gambling and strong drink
blaze under a man he wfll soon be con
V. It is almost the inevitable cause of
dishonesty. Bobbers have robbers' honor,
tnieves have thieves' law, And pirates con
form to pirates' regulations. But whete is
there a gamblers' code ? One law there is
and it is not universal, 'Pay your gam
bling detbts,' or in a milder sense, thus:
"'Pay what you lose, get what you can and
in any way you can.'"
But I am told that there are honest gain.
blers, gentlemanly gambler.. Certainly !
There are always nype apples before there
are rotten.- Men always begin before they
end. Players will play truly until they
play untruly; they will be honest until they
oneat. But men who gamnble cheat, and hie
who cheats is dishonest, thererore, a gam
bler is a dishonest man let him bet upon
what he will.
If I walk the dark streets and a perish
ing wretch meets and bears off my purse
with but a single dollar, -te whole toe-n
awakes, the officers are ia'ert, they huct
and bring in the trembling culprit and
place him in jail. But a worse thief may
meet me, decoy my footsteps, and by a
greater dishonesty filch ten thousand dol
lars, and what then ? The story spreads,
the sharpers move abroad unharmed, not
ane olicer stirs. It is the topic of all con
rersation, and like a sound it rolls to the
liatance and dies in an echo.
Shall men gamble and continue to vo'mit
mut upon a religious community all their
iellisn deeds? shall we pretend to virtue
tad parity and religion and yet mingle in
social life with men whose hearts has con
:eived such damnable deeds and whose
, -da have performed them ? Shall there
se even in the eye of Silyi no difference be
~ween the corruptor of youth and their
In almost every form of iniquity there is
mome shade or trace of good. We have in
gambling a crime standing alone, dark.
nalignant, ucompounded wickedneas I
When a man begins to gamble, he is a no
>le tree full of sap, green wii~h leaves, a
shade to beasts and a cbnvent to birds.
When he has practiced awrhile he is like
hat tree smitten with the 'lighitning, rotten
a root, dry in. branch and sapless, sea
oaed hard and tough, nothing line be
ieath it, nothing on its branches unless
hawk or vulture perches for at moment to
whet its beak and flies screaming away for
But some one says In defense of this hor
-id sin, that it is "harmless." Hell is pop.
ilated with the victims of harmless sins.
!he devil does not often eoiie like a grim
lend from the pit, but as an angel of light
adient with nneocence. i words fall
ike dew drops upon the perishing flower.
3y his arts he leads you to the enchanted
grounds, glowing with every refulgent of
ieaven. Afar off he marks the dismal i
grief of viee and crime, and he warns you
>f its dread disaster for the very purpose of
linding and leading you hither. Startled
or a moment the victim pauses, gases
round on the flowery scenes and whis
asrs. "Is it not harmless ?" "Harmless,"<
esponded a .serpent from the grass !1
'Harmless' echo the sighing winds ! Harm
ems re-echo a hundred airy tongaes. If
row a gale from heaven might only sweep
he clouds away through which the victim
iazes I Oh ! if God would break that po
ent power which chains the blasts of hell
ad let the sulphur-stench roll up the vale,
iow would the vision change! The road
accome a track of dead mnen's bones; the
reavens a lowering storm; the balmy
reezes, distant wailings; and all those
alsam-shrubs that lie to his senses, sweat
Irops of blood upon their poison boughs I
You who are meddling with the edges of
rice, yon who have begun tn gamble. yon
is SIMMONS LIVER REGULATOR. Don't
forget to take it. Now is the time you
need it most to wake up your Liver. A
sluggish Liver brings on Malaria, Fever
and Ague, Rheumatism, and many other
ills which shatter the constitution and
wreck health. Don't forget the word
REGULATOR. It is SIMMONS LIVER
REGULATOR you want. The word REG
ULATOR distinguishes it from all other
remedies. And, besides this, SIMMONS
LIVER REGULATOR is a Regulator of the
Liver, keeps it properly at work, that your
system may be kept in good condition.
FOR TE BLOOD take SIMMONS
LIVER REGULATOR. It is the best blood
purifier and corrector. Try it and note
the difference. Look for the RED Z
on every package. You wont find it on
any other medicine, and there is no other
Liver remedv like SIMMONS LIVER
REGULATOR-the Kingof Liver Remedies.
Be sure you get it.
J. H. Zellin & Co., Philadelphia, Pa.
whose passion is infilenced, beware
Your eye has already lost its hoiest glance,
your taste has lost its purity, your heart
throbs with poison, your feet stand on
slippery places, whence in due time they
shall slide. They shall slide from heaven
never to be visited by a gambler; slide
down to that fiery abyss below you. out of
which none ever come. Then when the
last fight has been pitched, the battle over
and your soul lont; when the echo of your
soul strikes the dark shades of bell; in
malignant triumph shall the rich gambler,
who cunningly played for your soul, have
his prey. Too late you shall look back
upon life as a mighty game in which you
were the Rake and satan the winner.
What shall a man give in exchance for his
Not only is gambling a sin in the sight
of God, but an open defiance to the law of
the State in which we live. Shall we allow
men to gamble at our own doors and boast
and brag of their gree ty gains, and .the
honeat citizens say nothing of it? Shall
the officers of the law, who are sworn to ex
ecute the law, close their eyes and refuse to
look upon a gambling scene ?
Shall the Christian people allow their
boys led astray by those corruptors of
youth and still be innocent? I have seen
boys from the ages of nine to fifteen
tramping through the streets and fields
with a couple of game cocks going to the
place to fight, following iu the footsteps of
In the name of Gad, honest citizens of
the town of Manning, Is this crime nothing
to you? Then do away with your officers
of the law and courts of jastice and let sin
and crime do their work.
Only last week within three miles of our
court house, men whose names are known
and can be proven, fought their game cocks
and gambled thereon. and sfter the fight
proudly walked our streets and talked and
boasted of their gain, in open defiance of
the law. and in the teeth of honest Chris.
tian citizens. Where are the offcers of the
law? Every one who is guilty of betting.
which is gambling, should be arrested at
once, and not allowed to carry on their
hellish work in our midst.
Panola, March 23.-It has been two
or three weeks since this section was
heard from, as the Silver correspon
dent "H" stray into our territory and
with a few strokes of his pen- spoils
our only little news items. We hope
"H" will confine himself to Silver in
the future as we would hate to have
to twitch his nose for him.
Mr. H. Eugene.Richburg returned
to Augusta this morning to take
up his old position as salesman in
J. B. White Company's dry goods
store on Broadway. He will be
missed through this section and also
in "Coon's" section. They gave him
such short notice that he did not
have time to go and see his various
girls and say the good-bye, but we
hope he will be back again soon to
spend his summer vacation with us.
The farmers generally through this
section are preparing to plant corn
this week. Some few planted last
week and I think after so much rain
they have wished many times that
they had the seed back in their
Our tobacco hot beds are doing
well and the plants seem to be in a
Two weeks ago Messrs. D. F. Lide
and sons and L. N. Richbourg and
sons went on a fishing trip down on
Santee to a place called "The Old
Field" to try the shad. The trip was
njoyed by every one and fish were
plentiful. In the pile of fish was a
white shad caught by Mr. L. N. Rich
bourg which would have weighed
about seven pounds as it was taken
ut of the water. That was a fine
ne for Santee.
Quarterly conference convenes at
Andrews Chapel on next Saturday
and Sunday, the 28th and 29th.
The oats through here are doing
well now but are small for the time
f year, I think, though we hope to
see a good crop. SIDCLAIR.
Packsville, March 24.-On last Sat
rday a message was received by
dessrs. J. S. and WV. J. Troublefield
tating' the illness of their mother,
irs. Julia Mosley, of Wedgefield.
Lhese young men left at once for
heir mother's home and found her
inking rapidly. She died at four
~'clock Sunday morning. She leaves
en children. While we did not
now Mrs. Mosley, we have for some
ime been acquainted with these
oung men, and the family has our
incere sympathy in this deep
Last Friday evening about forty
ersons visited the Baptist parsonage
at this place giving Rev. C. M. Bil
ings a pretty fair pounding in the
ay of hams, butter, eggs, sugar,
~offee. rice, and all articles pertain
*ng to the grocery line.
Rev. Billings preached his first ser
non here last Sunday mornIng, and
,1 present were highly pleased with
Dr. E. A. Wyman has been called
o preach at Home Branch church
ear this place and preached his
rt sermon last Sunday. Our Bap
;ist churches are now in a prospering
ondition. For some time the Meth
dists have had us considerably in
he rear, but we hope to accompany
hem to the home base yet.
Mrs. Julia Corbett returned last
aturday to Packsville, after a three
nonths' visit to Spring Hill with her
~elatives. Mrs. Corbett is now about
tixty years of age and has always es
aped measles. We are glad to say
:hat they took advantage of her ab
ence when they visited their house
i.nd all connected families.
W. 0. Parnell, the famous tobacco
an, who canvasses this State in
overed wagon, was taken extremely
ick with Ia grippe at this place
bout ten days ago, but we are glad
o know he is about able to travel
ice more. - CooN.
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TIMES, $1tM PER YEAR.
The Ducker & Bultman Co.
The above company having bought the
entire stock of Ducker & Bultman, an- * *
nounce to the trade:
In addition to all kinds of ...................* *
* * FANCY GROCERIES,
we are making a specialty of
PLANTATION -:- SUPPLIES
At Wholesale Prices.
Two cars of FLOUR, bought before
the advance, offered at less than mill
SMOKED BACON, DRY SALT
* * * and BUTT MEATS, MEAL,
GRITS, RICE, SUGAR, COF
* ,* FEE and TOBACCO at Charles
First-Class CHEESE at 10 Cents a Pound.
A large and complete line of
DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, HATS, SHOES and
CLOTHING at wholesale and retail.
Get our prices befere buying...................
The Ducker & Bultan Company, Sumter S. C.
ODRE If you want Goods cheap
FAT come to
C H ILLonsusu trl
In buying out the L Riff stock
T O N I Isecured a big bargain and I
IS JUST AS COOD FOR ADULTS.
WARRANTED. PRICE S0 cts. will give my customers a chance
GA.A T, ILL&, Nov.36,183.
Pwismadwne C, sLLouws, Mo. It u hae rmm hni
paGeien-W sol s" than inboGO
GBoVE TAsTL S TONIC and have
1 mos aled t y I any other store. I have a
A &, MILUNERY ::- DEPARTMENT
--FOR SALE BY
R. B. Loryea, the Druggist, under the supervision of expe
Manning, S. C.
_______________________ renced ladies, and I can guar
U. C. LESLIE, atepretstsato st
WHOLESALE AND) RETAIL ~ adpie
COMMISsION DEALER INCoetseme.......
Fish Paclied for Country Orders a Specialty
No charges for packing. Send for prices H ui -
list. Consignments of country produce areW U -
respectfully solicited. Poultr', eggs, etc.
Offices Nos.18 and 20Fs Market.
Stalls Nos. 18 and 20 Farke COURT
east of Bay. .H.U.E.
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Waruran R. Grr.ra General Manager ______________
saac F. LL~OYD ad Vice-President
Famoxarc CaOxwELLr TreasureeTR.3FRNGEE,
Exsoar McCrmroc Actuary L
ALWAYS ON BAND AT JONSWIS,
he Well-Known and Reliable A~a~walr~Lw
DRUG STORE OF
Dk.W. M.Brockinton TeTryFs onal
In addition to a full and completeWHESLSIPRSO
stock of drugs, Medicines andal
Chemicals, we keep a complete Chihcf Kd,
assortment of .w.
And the thousand and one things anbigstteonhecawer
usually found in every first-class te r agt utb rs.W oii
and well-regulated drug store.yorptnge
lcitdtounales ill chroek maie
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