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WEDNESDAY, APRI. 1, 1896.
McLAURIN NOT A BARTERER.
The correspondent of the Greenville
News, at Washington, is evidently
tr ing to create a sensation in polit
ical circles. He sent a dispatch to
his paper announcing that Tillman
and McLaurin have buried the hatch
et and are now smoking the pipe of
peace; we d. not doubt the correct
ness of this statement, because we
could never see why these two leaders
should be at outs; they are together
in all matters of political importance
and only differing on a few minor
matters which do not amount to a row
of pins. The principal cause of a cold
ness between them was the tale-bear
ers carrying tales from one to the
other. Now that they are within
reach of each other, the opportunity
is given them to understand each
other, and the tale-bearers can not
build icebergs between them, hence
their friendly relations.
The sensational part of the dis
patch, however, is the statement that
McLaurin has agreed to not run fox
the Senate; this we do not believe, fox
the reason that McLaurin is not a
man to be making trades of this kind.
He may not be a candidate. for the
Senate, and we hardly think he will
be, but it will not be on account of
any arrangement with Senator Till
maun or any one else. Our knowl
edge of McLaurin is that he would
spurn any man who would propose
to him the bartering away of
the people's suffrage, and if there isa
man in public life who can not be
drawn into a deal or trade, it is Johi
L. McLaurin. He is independent iti
thought and action, and if the peo
ple call upon him to take up the Sen
atorial or Gubernatorial standard he
will be found unshackled and free to
do the biddings of those to whomL
alone be is responrsible, and while we
believe his place as a representative
of the Sixth Congressional District
can be filled, it would take a number
of years to get a man with the prest'
age and influence McLaurin has in
Congress; for this reason the people
of the Sixth District would be loath
ed to give him up, but if conditions
are such that the interests of the State
and Reform principles can better be ad
vanced by mun than any other man,
anid the people call him fornard, hie
will respond to their wishes.
McLaurin isyoung~ and ambitious,
but his youth and ambition has not1
trued lhis head. He is perfectly sat
istied where he is, and will not thrust
himseli forward merely to gratify a
personal numbition, and from present
inuications we believe he- will stand
for re-election to the lower house, be
cause his position in that body gives
him a power which makes him espec
cially usieful to his peoplk; in fact, it
wouhl be a sacritice for im to give it
p even for a Senatorship. McLaurin
is being stroiigly urged t, become a
candidate for the Senate and those
so urging him are putting it on the
round that he is the only man in the
tae who c-an stand up with Tillman
against the brain of the North and
East. Others are urging him to wake
the race for governor , giving as their
reson that the Reformers must have
a leader to make the State campaign
who is tige superior of any main the
Conservatives can put up oa.
the stump, and in t se
general election to handle the Re
publican forces ~ with their federal
backing. This is not mere guess
work on our part and our personal
feelings for McLaurin is not mnaking
us wrte for buncombe; we know thai
he is receiving letters rom all over
te e tate, and these letters are not
connied to any particular faction.
They are written by men who are
anxious to see the people - come to
geter and men from both sides who
believe in keeping the white pe~ople
in a solid phalsax. :These men think
i South Carolina' has a campaign
similar to those of -ecent years. a di
vision of the whites is -inevitable and
tre negroes will aigen become polit
i-a factors; McLaafin is looked
upn by them- as the man who e:mz
avert tIhis condition of things.
Our position on this question is
simply this: McLaurin is our per
sonal as well as political friend and
our contidence in him is unbounded;
we will follow wherever lhe leads, be
cause we are satisfied that he wvill
only lead us wheie his conscience
tiis is right,but at the same time,we
tuk he should stay in the lower
iouse of Conigress; that is a field
whiere he can display his ability, where
he will not be eramped with "court
eaies" that are often obst acles, and in
our judgemnent it is a field where bet
ter service can be reirdered his peo
ple than he can under them in the
Senate or the Gubernatorial chair
at this time. We have no doubt that
he is the best judge of whiat he should
do, but we carn assune the people
that what ever he does it will not
be through a trade, combination or
deal with senator Tillman or any
TILLMAN SAID THE WORD!
Benjamin R. Tillman prophesied
when he said that some of the most
loud-mouthed conservatives would
go to the negroes. His assertion has
been verified in a number of counties
in the State. Fortunately for the State,
the few conservatives that have gone
over are men without a following and
a class of men not calculated ,to make
a following even among the negroes.
The day has passed for deceiving the
the negro, he has learned long ago
that when a white man deserts his
own people to go over to them, it is
because he has been disappointed, or
his own people could not trust him.
The white men who have become
converts toRepublicanisn are after the
loaves and fishes to be distributed
should the national Republicans come
into power; the negro understands all
this, and they will make things lively
later on, for their newly made buckra
friends. J. E. N. from Darlington in
the News and Courier gave an ac
count of the election of delegates to
the District and State conventions
and while the headlines of the article
say the Darlington conservatives
made a mistake, the article itself
reads as if the writer was in sympathy
with the movement. We happen to
be acquainted with some of the white
men elected as republican delegates
and we feel assured that not one of
them have a political following; they
are men whom the white men of Dar
lington never have placed any polit
ical confidence in, and some of them
will not wan the respect of the negroes.
Some of the men who have left . the
white man's ranks and joined the
negroes, did so on account of the dis
pensary law, with no expectation or
hope of getting an office, but under
the delusion that the republican party
will wipe out the dispensary, and they
will once more be back behind their
bars, dishing out whiskey and run
ning their gambling dens. Others
went over, because they found them
selves unwelcoined guests in conser
vative councils and despised by the
reformers; they had not a sufficient
number to form a separate and dis
tinct faction, so they got down on
their knees and kissed the ebony
hand of cuffy. The latter class want
office. bad and any office to start
with will satisfy them; so far, the
Darlington white republicans have
succeeded in getting themselves
elected to conventions, then the next
move will be, that the sharpest one of
the gang will run for Congress with
the expectation of a republican house
seating him, whether he is elected or
not. This man in our opinion will be
ex-attorney for the C. S. & N. rail
road Clarence S. Nettles; watch him
and see if he does not become a can
didate for Congress in this coming
election. His colleagues or under
strappers want postmastersiips, re
venue deputyships etc., and should
they fail in their expectations they
will sink into political oblivion from
from whence they came, and cuffy
will again be out of it.
A GREAT DAY
In the History of Calvary Church
800 Persons Present at the
Memorial Meeting on
Rev. C. C. Brown, of Sumter, is the
man to whom we are indebted for
this good meeting. At the meeting
of' the Santee Association last year
Brother Browvn was appointed to
raise funds for the erection of a mnon
ument to the memory 'of Rev. H. W.
Mahoney, who was for sixty-five
years pastor of the Calvary Baptist
Brother Brown entered upon this
work with heart and hand, and
through his instrumentality a most
beautiful and appropriate monument
was erected. The monument was in
shape of a pulpit where Brother Ma
honey spent the larger portion of his
life. On the top of the monument
was an open bible, with the words,
"I have hoped in thy word."
On Friday at the opening of the
meeting a large congregation assem
bled and heard with much >iterest a
sermon from Rev. C. M. Billings, who
is now the worthy pastor at I'aciLs
After the sermon the Black River
Union was called to order for the
purpose of appointing time and place
for next meetmng which will be pub
We were glad to see Dr. A. J. S.
Thomas, editor of The Baptist Cou
rier, prebent, and heard a most excel
lent sermon from him Friday evening
Saturday wvas the great day-the
day of the unveiling of the mnonu
ment. Early Saturday morning the
entire road and places to hitch seemed
full to overflowing with horses, bug
gies, wagons, carts, etc. A large
crowd of singers from Sumter came
down on the early train and added
much to the occasion by the sweet
The first address of the occasion
was delivered by Hon. James E. Tin
dal, w-ho spoke with feeling, p~athos,
and power. As he recalled to mind
his happy associations with his pas
tor, his father's pastor, and his
grand-father's pastor. sometimes his
heart would fill and almost choke the
eloquence of this distinguished
speaker. His wvas an eloquent, loving
tribute to his memory.
Immediately following him, Dr. T.
M. Bailey, corresponding secretary
State mission board, made an address
relating how he was drawn to Bro.
.'ahoney the first time he saw him,
and spake of the great work that lie
had accomplished, the churches
which he hand organized, and though
being dead, as we call him, the
speaker emphasized with great force
that lie was only sleeping. "He that
believeth in me though lie were dead
yet shall he live.''
~lDr. A. J. S. Thomas made a short
address and delighted his hearers.
Rev. C. C. Brown spoke of the his
tory of the monument, its cost, its
engraving. etc.. and raised $74.00 to
complete the monuments of B'rother
and Sister Mahoney.
After a song by Mr. Gilbert Flowers
of Sumter, "Can it be true that
Jesus died ' the congregation re
paired to the grave, and after a
prayer by Dr. Bailey, Brother Brown
drew the veil from the monument.
Saturday evening at 8 o'clock Rev.
E. A. Wyman, pastOr of the Bethel
church, preachied a delightful and in
Sunday morning at 10 o'clock the
Sunday-school was called to order by
the superintendent, Hon. Jas. E. Tin
dal, who read the responsive reading
with the school, after which the
school was addressed by Rev-. J. 0.
Giough and Dr. T. M. Bailey.
At 11 a. m. a most powerful sermon
was delivered by Dr. Bailey. from the
subject: "T1he pre-einlent Christ."
A collection w'as takeni for State
On Sunday evening at 8 o'clock
Rev. J. 0. Gough preached, closing
the most delightful servic-es ever held
in that church. The supposed numi
ber that attended this meeting were
aout 00 persons.
BY O. E. WEBBER.
Damon Lodge No. 13, will meet
:o-morrow night. Ranks to confer and
applications to consider.
Let every officer be at his post., and
is many members present as can at
SECRET SOCIETIES HAVE STOOD THE TEST
"Time proves all things." By this
test we, who are friends and members
of secret societies, are willing that
they shall be tried. by this trial he
who "spake as never man spake"
taught the multitudes who gathered
on the plains and mountain sides,
by the rivers and on the shores of
the lakes of Judea, listening to his
words of wisdom as he advised them,
to prove all things whether they were
true or false, human or divine, the
trial by long life, permanency. And
so now we challenge those who find
fault, who criticise, who denounce
secret societies as immoral and unholy
in their tendencies, and we say to
them if they be not of God, for good,
why is it that throngh all the years of
persecution and of trial by fire and
sword, by scourging and torturings,
by burnings and death, they have not
been ever lastingly destroyed and
blotted out of existence? why is- it
that since the days of Zoroaster,2,000
B, C; these secret societies have lived
and flourished? true, their votaries
were driven from their homes, and
were forced to flee to the mountains
and dens and caves of the earth, but
they came forth after each period of
persecution only to take a firmer hold
on the hearts of men.
I think we may find that one great
cause for the establishment of secret
societies among men was and is the
inherent belief in a higher power
than man, the spiritual striving for a
higher and purer life. So we find
the ancient secret societies were
formed for moral and religious train
ing; such were the "Ancient Myster
ies," whose object was, by their in
itiations, to cultivate a purer worship
than the popular one. Each of those
organizations or bodies, whether
gathered about Pythagoras, or Plato,
found a God to worship; not one of
their own class, not fashioned by
human hands, but one who to them
was King of Kings and Lord of
Lords. A faith in a God, whom they
believed to be endowed with
omniscience, omnipotence and omni
presence, was the central point in all
their universe of thought and desire.
Such were the schools-societies of
the old philosopers. Antedatins the
the Jewish religion, the supreme be
ing that was made the central figure
in the teaching of Zoroaster was iden
tical with the Jewish idea or con
ception of Jehovah.
He is called "Creator of the earthly
and spiritual life, the Lord of the
whole universe, at whose hands are
all the creatures." They taught that
"He is wisdom and intellect; the light
itself and the source of light; the re
warder of the virtuous, and the pun.
isher of the wicked." These societies
long before Judaism had its birth
taught the idea of a future life and
the immortality of the souL Here
too was first taught the doctrine of
the resurrection of the body and an
eternal existence in a heaven or hell.
The heaven was called the "house
of hymns, because the augels sang
hymns there." In these beliefs have
all the secret s'ocieties of what we
have termed first class been formed
from their earliest advent until the
In these beliefs which to-day are
the beliefs of tue entire Christian
world, is found our first answer to
the question why secret societies have
lived and do live, spite of the perse
cutions that have come upon them.
It is the God in man that makes and
gives life. As it has been in the past,
as to their life and growth,so it will
be in the future, only that they will
con~e into greater and broader fields,
and the light that lights their path
way wvill grow more and more until
it cones to the perfect day of spirit
ual light and knowledge.
Not only have these societies made
the belief in a divine Creator-God
one cf the chief stones i-.i the build
ing, from the earliest titne in their
exstence have they believed in the
brotherhood of man-one common
family, with rights and powers, in
hereiit in each, and wvhich should be
respected by each and all.
'ibis was and is a doctrine that has
been ditficult to establish in its broad
est and fullest sense among men.
While to-day -admit it to he the prop
er basis on which all society should
rest, yet the history of every-day life,
in this the closing of the nineteenth
century, as in the early ages, points
to man's inhumanity toward his fel
low, and wrong and oppression sit in
high places. Some there have always
been who have respected the rights
of others; some who, long before the
Christian era tried to practice them
selves and inculcate in others the
practice of the great commandment:
-'Whosoever ye would that men
should (d0 unto you, do ye even so
The founders of these societies
taught the disciples that gathered
about their feet to respect the rights,
the property, the lives of their fellow
men as those of brothers. In furth
erance of these ends and objects they
taught a life of morality, honor and
purity. Through these societies the
teaching of a better temporal lire
grew and developed, until the usher
ing in of the Chr-istian era, and man
kind heard the dual command which
to-day is sounding on land and sea,
in the palaces of the rich and the
homes of the lowly; the command
that stands out in characters oif light
in every fraternal secret society that
has existeuce: "Thou shalt love the
Lord thy God with all thy heart and
with all thy soul and with all thy
mind," and "Thou shalt love thy
neighbor as thyself."-From Pythian
Fraternal protection has a pecu
liar adaptation to all classes and con
diti'us. The man who has money
can easily afford it. The man who is
poor cannot afford to do without it,
as this is the only way by which he
can leave anything for the benefit of
A SLANDER NAILED.
Captain W. C. Davis Follows it Until
He Proves That He Has Been
Falsely Represented. At First
It was a Little Mistake-ball,
But it Kept Rolling
Until it Gathered
Editor The Manning Times:
It has been a rule of my life, thus
far, to refrain from appearing in the
public prints unless it should appear
necessary for me to do so, but how
ever repugnant to my inclinations
and exceptional to the rule stated,
the occasion; as will appear from
what hereafter follons, has arisen,
whereby it has become necessary for
we to trouble the public with this
communication; an attempt has been
made to destroy my good name.
Just before the meeting of the
General Assembly in Columbia to
which my duty as a Representative
called me, I was informed that a re
port, materially affecting my charac
ter for honesty and integrity, had
b.en circulated in portions of this
County; the substance of the report
appears in the communication here
inafter following marked "A."; and as
will appear from that communication
I had been informed that Mr. E. R.
Plowden, Jr., was the circulator of
said report, and to him I addressed
and sent said communication, and
his reply thereto marked "B", here
inafter follows; to Mr. Plowden's let
ter I addressed and sent the commu
nication hereto appended marked "C".
Subsequently to the reception by Mr.
Plowden of the letter marked "C",
he called in person upon me having
in his possession a letter signed by
H. M. Brunson, Conductor, A. C. L.,
a copy of which said letter is hereto
appended marked "D." My duties
as a member of the General Assembly
prevented me from further following
up this slanderous report until after
the adjournment of that body; in the
mean time it came to muy knowledge
that such report was still flying about
through the County and still being
industriously circulated by some one;
and this notwithstanding the fact
that you, Mr. Editor, whose pass was
said to have been used, had several
times, made statements to different
citizens of the County positively con
tradicting such report and completely
exonerating me from any connection
whatever with the alleged free-pass
transaction; and, at times, these
statements were made to inquiring
friends of mire who had previously
been told that Mr. E. R. Plowden, Jr.,
was in possession of a letter that
would fix this slanderous report on
me, the letter referred to, evidently,
being the letter of Mr. H. X. Brun
son hereinbefore referred to. Now
just how any of~ these inquirers came
to know anything about the letter
Mr. Plowden had received from Mr.
Brunson, I have been unable to dis
cover, for Mr. Plowden stated in your
presence and in that of two other
gentlemen of thbis County that no one
save himself, yourself and two others,
knew of said letter.
Be that as it may all fair minded
persons will readily see and conclude
that the circulation of said report
was not a frien-ily act, not done in a
friendly spirit, nor with any view,
whatever, of befriending me, but on
the other hand its repetition and cir
culation was the result of a purpose
to damage me as far as practicable in
the eyes of all respectable and hon
orable people. Ot course all unprej
udiced people to whom I was per
sonally known gave no credence to
the report so far as I hava been in
formed, but as soon as my engage
ments would permit me to do so I
visited and interviewed the persons
who were said to have been con
nected with the report, to wit: Con
ductor H. M. Brunson, Messrs. R. A.
Lawrence and WV. HI. Commander,
and these gentlemen unhesitatingly
signed and placed in my possession
the certificates hereto appended
marked "E' and "~F"; Messrs. T.
B. Kennedy and W. B. Smith having
been on the train wvhen a party at
tempted to use the pass of the Editor
of the Manuing TIimes, voluntarily
affixed their names to the certificate
marked"E". While pursuing my inves
tigations in the matter, Mr. C. H.
Joudon kindly gave me the certiticate
hereto appended marked "G". As
these certificates will explain them
selves, it is useless for me to com
ment upon their contents, except to
say that the report concerning me,
reterred to, is sbowvu by these cer
tificates to be a fabrication from be
ginning to end.
I now desire to say in this public
way, in addition to what may be
gathered from the certificates re
terred to, that I denounce said report
as being a malicious falsehood, with.
out the semblance of truth to support
it, and that any person who shall
hereafter publish, circulate or repeat
such report will be a willful defamer,
and equally as bad and guilty of
malicious slander as one who would
originate such a report. In conclusion,
I call upon the Editor of The Man
ning Times, about whose pass so
much has been said, to state at the
foot of this commuication what he
knows about the alleged abstraction
and use of his pass.
Manning, 8. C., March 23, 1896.
Manning, 8. C., Jan. 8th, 1896.
Mr. E. R. Plowden, Jr.,
Manning, S. C.
Dear Sir:-I am informed that you
have been, and are, circulating a
rumor injurious to my character.
The statement attributed to you is
in substance as follows: That while
on my way to Columbia last fall on
the cars I attempted to use a free
pass belonging to Mr. Louis Appelt,
asserting that my name was Appelt
when doubted by the conductor, and
finally the latter got two or three
men from another coach who knewv
Appelt to disprove my assertion, took
up the pass, making me pay my fare,
and that I required a receipt for the
money so paid under protest.
If my information is correct, I
must, respectfully but firmly, require
you to give me the name of your
author for the statement above re
Iferred to, which is in every partic
u lar, malicious and slanderous, and
without a scintilla of truth to sup
An immediate reply is requested.
W. C. DAVIS.
Manning, S. C., Jan. 15th, 1896.
Mr. W. C. Davis, -
Manning, S. C,
Dear Sir:-I am in receipt of your
letter in which you state that you
have been informed that I have given
currency to a rumor injurious to your
In reply, I beg to state that your
information is both malicious and
I know nothing whatever of the
truh or falsity of the report against
you and am in no wise responsible
for the circulation nor have I given
any credence to it.
Please do me the kindness to give
me the name of the person who gave
my name as the author of statement
E. RPLown. JR.
Manning, S. C., Feb. 24th, 1896.
Mr. E. R. Plowden, Jr.,
Manning, S. C.
Dear Sir:-Your letter of January
15th, in reply to my letter of January
8th, reached me some time back, but
on account of absence from home and
pressure of business I have been un
able to give the same my attention
I note your absolute denial of any
connection with circulating rumor
injurious to my character.
I cheerfully comply with your re
quest to furnish you the name of the
party alleging your connection with
this matter, because they did not tell
me what they did in confidence, but
with the view of my righting the
great wrong done me. 3
I presume my uncle, Mr. E. C.
Coskrey, who gave me my informa
tion, can put you on the right track
of discovering how your name was
connected with the slander. I am
W. C. Davis.
;Florence, S, C., Jan. 19th, 1896.
Mr. E. R. Plowden, Jr.,
Manning, S. C.
Dear Sir:-Yours of the 15th to
hand. In reply would say, on leav
ing Sumter en route for Denmark
one morning lost Autumn a gentle
man presented a pass for passage on
my train bearing the name of Mr.
Louis Appelt on account of "Man
ning Times", I told him he was not
Mr. Appelt and would have to pay
his fare, he insisted he was Mr. Ap
pelt. I replied that I had known
Mr. Appelt since childhood and knew
positively he was not the man. He
paid his fare from Sumter to Den
mark the end of my run and asked
for receipt for same. I asked him in
whose name must receipt be giver
and he replied in the name of Mr.
Louis Appelt. I refused on those
There were several gentlemen fromi
Sumter on the train for Santee going
on a hunt. Among them was Mr.
Commander, the Coronor of Sumtez
county, and Mr. Richard Lawrence.
I1 asked these gentlemen and several
others the name of the gentlemar
who presented Mr. Appelt's pass
They told me he was Mr. Willie
Davis, son of the Clerk of Court oj
These are the facts as occured or
Hoping this will be satisfactory I
H. M. BauNsos,
Conductor A. C. L.
STATE OF .SOUTH CAROLINA,
CouNNY SUzmE. 5
Sometime last August, or the first
of the fall the undersigned, compos
ing a fishing party, were on a train on
the Manchester and Augusta railroad,
Conductor H. M. Brunson in charge,
when shortly after leaving Sumter ai
nerson representing himself to be Mr.
Louis A ppelt pttemnpted to use a pass
of ihe latter. Conductor Brunson
told the party he was not Mr. Appelt
but the said party insisted he was.
At this time his back was to us, and
Mr. Brunson requested us to go
through the car and say whether he
was Appelt or not. We all agreed it
was not Appelt.
I, T. B. Kennedy, one of the un
dersigned, having met Mr. W.C. Davis
about 10 years ago, said the party
looked something like him.
I, W. B. Smith, one of the under
signerl, stated at the time tha~t it was
not the Willie Davis I knew, as I h-ad
often sat in the Knights of Pytbias
Hall with him and knew him well.
We, W. H. Commander, coroner of
said county, and R. A. Lawrence, two
of the undersigned, being shown a
copy of a letter bearing date the
19th day of January, 1896, and pur
porting to have been written by
Conductor H. M. Brunson, wherein
we are charged with having stated
"that the name of the party having
pass was Willie Davis, son of the
Clerk of Court of Clarendon county,"
most po)sitively deny that we made
any such statement. Each one of us
for himself solemnly states that the
person we nosw know as Willie Davia,
son of the Clerk of Court of Claren
don county, is not the person who at
tempted to use Mr. Appelt's pass on
the occasion mentioned.
We cheerfully certify to the above
statement of facts that any wrong
done Mr. Davis, through our inno
cent connection with this matter-, may
Given and certified under our
hands and seals at Sumter this 16th
day of March, A. D. 1896.
R. A. LAwRENCE,
WV. H. COMMANDER,
T. B. KENNEDY,
W. B. SMITH.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, (
CoUNTY oF FLORENCE.3
Having seen Mr. WV. C. Davis, of
Manning, S. C., and being satisfied
that he is W. C. Davis, son of the
Clerk of Court of Clarendon county,
I hereby certify unto all whom it
may concern that I am positive he is
not the man who attempted to use
Mr. Appelt's pass on the occasion re
ferred to and under the circumstances
mentioned in my letter bearing date
January 19th, last, addressed to Mr.
E. R. Plowden, Jr., at Manning, S. C.
T further st-ate that T never awm Mr
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Given under my hand and seal this
16th day of March, A. D. 1896.
H. M. BnuNsoN,
Conductor A. C. L.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
CoUNTY OF SuMrER.
Having overheard at the depot this
day a conversation between Messrs.
Commander, Lawrence, Kennedy and
Smith, and Mr. W. C. Davis, of -Man
ning, S. C., in reference to the use of
a pass belonging to Mr. Louis Ap
pelt by a party on the M. & A. rail
road some time last August, I re
membered a conversation bad with
Mr. F. X. Stucker, at Denmark, last
August, in which Stucker told me
that he had come over there on Mr.
Appelt's pass and had been identi
fied on the train as Willie Davis.
Upon my telling him he should have
corrected the statement he replied:
"There is no use having a head unless
you work it."
I have seen Stucker recently at
Denmark and know him well. This
certificate is voluntarily given by me.
Given under my hand and seal this
16th day of Marcb, A. D. 1896.
C. H. JornoN.
Witness: J. E. -JERVEV.
STATEMENT OF THE EDITOR OF THE MAN
In the early part of last fall one
F. X. Stucker, a printer, who had for
some time previous been in the tcwn
of Manning, obtained possession of
my pass over the Manchester atnd
Augusta Railroad. Since then I
have learned that Stucker attempted
to use said pass while riding upon
said road, but the attempt was frus
trated. Afterwards my pass ct.me
back to me through the mail. I have
several times been asked about the
rumor connecting W. C. Davis, Esq.,
with the attempted use of said pass,
and have always asserted most posi
tively that Mr. Davis has never used
or attempted to use my pass (ver
said railroad, nor my pass over any
other railroad, nor has he ever had
possession of such pass or passes, or
of any of them.
Editor The Manning Timesi.
March 24 th, 1896.
SANDY GROVE SIFTINGS.
Sandy Grove, March 28.-Please al
low me to call your attention to a lit
tle mistake made in my last comrnu
cation by you or your printer. I
said the farmers were too busy clear
ing new lands and going ahead v-ith
their farm work to give us any news,
not too busy to clear new land.
Plant beds are slow getting up on
acount of cool and dry weather. WVe
ear of but few who have good
stands, but we think they will get: up
There will be more guano used in
this section this year thtan has been
any year before,'since we have be
come acquainted with the place.
I will mention for the benefit of
relatives and acquaintances in -:his
county the death of Mrs. Millie D'en
nis, wife of the late B. B. Dennis. of
Williamsburg. She had lived to the
good old age of seventy.
We regret to say that Mr. J. J. Mc
Faddin is right ill. He is quite an
old gentleman, aged 82.
Mr. J. M. Kennedy is still inproving
The public road leading from Pud
ding Swamp to Midway crossing on
Black River is in a deplorable con
dition, actually dangerous to travel,
made so by Alderman's log carts.
How are we to get to Manning? by
driving several miles out of our way
or will Mr. Alderman be so good as to
have the road put in traveling c~on
You will please excuse our commuu
nicat ion for being so poor. Mrs.
Tattler has been away some time vis
iting relatives at Lake City aiid you
an imagine our mood. We will try
and do better next time.
SAM T A'r-riERr.
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 ini 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 peni
sion comimissioners, 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 wvill be a large turn out of old1
soldiers on that day.
C. S. L AND,
DANIEL J. BRADHAM,
THOMAs H. HARTIIN,
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NOTICE OF TOWN ELECTION.
In accordance with the require
ments of the town charter, there will
be an election on the 13th day of
April, 1896, for one intendant and
fourwardensto serve as a town coun
cil for the town of Manning, for a
period of two years.
The polls will be held at the court Nev Goods!
house opening at 8 o'clock a. in. and
closing at 4 o'clock p. in.
By order of LOUIS LEVI,
Intendant, Acting. If you want Goods cheap
Acting Clerk. come to
We offer One Hrun ired D.llar.: rward
for any case of (atnrrh that c:.:t be
cured by Hall's Catarrh Care.
F. J. Cheney Co., Props., Toledo, f.luFF S
We the undersigned, have known F. J.
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B. PRESSLEY BAunoN, any other store. I have a
March 11th 1896. Attorney.
State of South Carolina,
County of Clarendon. under the supervision of expe
By Louis Appelt, Esquire, Probate Judge. rinelaesadIcngu
WHEREAS, LILY MAY COLE MADE
suit to me to grant her letters of adminis- stlsadpie
tration of the estate of and effects of Mrs.
Annie H. Cole.
These are therefore to sight and admon- Cm osere.....
ish all and singular the kindred and cred
itors of the said Annie H. Cole, de- or,&.
ceased, that they be and appear, before me,
in the Court of Probate, to be held at Man
ning, on the 11th day of April, next,
after pa blication hereof, at 11 o'clock in the H1 D R FF
forenoon, to shew cause, if any they have,
why the said administration should not be OPST
Given under my hand this 25th day of CUT
March, A. D. 1896. . HUE
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