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MANNING, S. C.:
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1a, 1896.
W. H. ELLERBE.
MILES B. McSWEENEY.
Secretary of State:
D. H. TOMPKINS.
W. A. BARBER.
W. H. TIMMERMAN.
Superintendent of Education:
W. D. MAYFIELD.
Adjutant and Inspector General:
J. GARY WATTS.
JOHN L. McLAURIN.
JOHN S. WILSON.
The State Executive Committee
*has made its appointments for the
campaign. Manning is given the
honor of being the first on the list
and on the 22nd -day of this month
*the political lanyard will be pulled
and the first gun of the campaign
wdll be fired on our court house square
We hope everybody that can do
so will be here on that day. The
people' should know the candidates
whom they will elevate to high posi
tions, and the way to know them is to
come here and see and hear them. It
is true, that there are no vital issues
at stake, hence there is no need for
any excitemnent. The issues to be dis
cussed can now be heard .with calm
ness and the utterances of each
speaker can be weighed on the scale
The passions of the people are not
aroused, because both factions have
mutually brushed aside the bitter
new.s brought about by the revolution
of the past few years, and now things
political are in their'- normal. con
dition. The people know that the
government must be run and its
good manggemnent depends upon the
wisdom of their selection; they are
now ready to recognize ability and
merit, and to distinguish the differ
ence between a competant and in
competant man. The people also
recognize the fact that brain and not
lungs is what is needed-that because
a man hollered long and loud for
Tillman and Reform does not give
him any special cinch on an office of
his selection, but he must have brains
and that greatest of all essentials
integrity. During an excitement
.men often float to the political sur
face that would not get there in a
calmer time, and such being the case,
better men whose modesty is not so
attractive to the excited mind as the
blatant bawler, are kept hidden from
And while on this subject let us
implore the people in making their
selection for either State. or National
or county officers, that they select the
very best men, who have a cleau and
honorable record, both private and
public. Let not the greed of politic
ians poison your minds against an
officer simply to turn out that officer to
give place to the one spreading the
poison. Every sensible man concedes
the right of the people voting for whom
they please, and if they make a mis
take in their selection it is their mis
take and they have themselves only to
blame. It therefore, becomes a res
ponsibility on the shoulders of every
voter and it is his duty to be governed
by his own honest judgment rather
than by the button holing and solici
tations of hungry candidates, many
of whom in their zeal do not regard
promises of any consequence any
further than it suits their purposes
'I his is true to such an extent that it
has become an old saying "candidates
.ml pnomie anything" and it is so the
world over. It would not surprise us
to hear of a hundred promises on the
same matter having been made to a
hundred different men; in other words
promises are easy, but votes are bard
BY REV. J. O. GOUGH, MANNING, S. C.
-The Lord meant something when
he said, "Woe unto ye lawyers."
Possibly he meant to warn those who
try to free the guilty.
-We will offer a premium to some
kind friend who will tell us wherein
a good sermon is like a rifle barrel.
-Dr. Small has said that "a model
church is one in which each member
is striving to live a pure, earnest
Christian life, by the help of Christ
Jesus. One in which each member
attends all the services of the church
as far as possible. One that is win
ning souls and building up Christian
character, and one that is alive to all
opportunities and ready and willing
to enter into Christian work." What
can we do to make our church "the
-A model prayer-meeting is:
1. One attended by all who possi
2. One where God is present and
that to bless.
3. One where many take part from
4. One where prayer precedes the
L5. One from which a man goes
feeling that he can and will live right
in God's sight.
Can you do anything to make ours
a model prayer-meeting?
-A model Sunday-school is:
1. One in which the officers and
teachers realize their responsibility
and seek by God's help to meet them
2. One where the old and young
are to be found studying God's word.
3. One where the scholars seek to
prepare the lesson and come regu
4. One where all from the oldest to
the youngest help sing.
5. One where each seeks to help
What can we do to make our school
the model ?
-Society stamps eternal shame
upon a poor, unfortunate fellow
woman, and the road leading back
to respectability is too rugged for
her foot-prints; while her companion
equally quietly in the sight of God,
is allowed his usual place. "Let him
that is innocent cast the first stone."
-There are three states in the
spiritual life: The state of sin, the
state of grace, and the State of
-"Thy gentleness hath made me
great," was the expression of King
David. Dr. Hillis well said, "The
crying fault of this age is its lack of
gentleness. We are harsh when we
judge, brutal when we blame.
-The bicycle, says one, has become
a curse in the place of a blessing,
because it is taking away thousands
of our young men and women from
Christ and the church.
-Dancing, says Dr. Jones, tends to
develop the human, carnal, sensual
parts of nature. It makes the hui
man more an animal.
-The common people are too
much neglected in many of our
churcnes, especially in our city
churches, where there is less of Christ
and more of big sleeves. Lincoln,
the great hero, was found in a shan
ty; Garfield in the towpath; Grant in
the tannery; and when God wanted
the grandest hero of all the ages,
even the Redeemer of the world, he
went to a carpenter's shop to find
-How low sin can drag its victim
was powerfully exemplified in our
court of justice last week.
-One has said that a million years
hence your influence will tell on
-The strongest part of some great
sermons is the close.
-Evil habits begin with the
strength of a cobweb and end with
the strength of a chain.
-The books you daily read will
largely decide the life you live.
-A change in life must first begin
with a change in thought.
-Rev. Geo. P. Bostick, a returned
missionary, will be in Manning and
lecture to us on the mission work in
China before a great while.
-The pastor of the Baptist church
will preach a special sermon to the
young ladies of Manning next Sun
day evening in the Presbyterian
church at half-past eight. All are
-We heartily agree with the
brother who said in the court house
last week "There is oth ' wickedness
in the land outside e the dispen
sary." But we still insist that wh is
key, dispensary was at the bottom of
this horrible sin. It was so proven.
-The proprietor (the devil) of the
dispensary seems to be doing a
thrify business. He knows no "hard
times," but the poor, ignorant man
who drinks at his fountain cries
There is more catarrh in this section of
the countryv than all other diseases put to
gether. and until the last few years was
supposed to be incurable. For a g~reat
many years doctors pronounced it a local
disease, and prescribed local remedies, anid
by constantly failing to cure with local
treatment, pronounced it ineurable.
Science has proven catarrh to be a consti
tutional disease, and therefore requires
constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh
Cure, manufactured by F. J. Cheney, & Co.,
Toledo, Ohio, is the only constitutional
cure on the market. It is taken internally
in doses from 10 drops to a teaspoontul. It
acts directly on the blood and mucous sur
faces of the system. They offer one hun
dred dollars for any case it fails to cure.
Senl for circulars and testimonials. Ad
F. J. CHENEY & CO.. Toledo, 0.
paSold by Druggists, 75c.
Ripans Tabules: gentle cathartic.
Ripans Tabules cure liver troubles.
AN UNPRECEDENTED COURTI
TWO WHITE MEN AND FOUR <
NEGRO ES SENT TO THE i
A White .iian of Iespectabie Famnily
Sent Up for Life-On the Witness1
Stand lie UnIkertook to Swear Away
the Fair Name of His Victim-After
onvietion lie Remembers His God
amid 3akes a confession- Ilis Life
Must Be a Livinr Hell.
When we went to press last
Wednesday the court had just given
the case of Albert Washington and
Candress Martin, both colored,
charged with aduitry, to the jury and
after sometime they returned a
verdict of guilty, and the
prisoners were each sentenced to six
months in the State penitentiary.
The case of the State against Bos.sic
Bailey, charged with rape, was then
called and the trial entered upcu.
The case was fought with consiu er
able abiliiy by the defendant's coun
sel . A. Ste'a t, Esq., and the
solicitor made a very str"ng case for
the State, but a jury of twelve good
white men felt a doubt'as to the guilt
of the prisoucr and they ;;ave him the
benefit or it, and returned a verdict
of not guilty.
Thursday afternoon the long look
ed-for case against Judsou -
Chewing, charged with rape, was
called and the prisoner was places
in the dock where at the command
of the clerk' he was told to stand up
to accept or object to the jurors as
they went to the Book to be sworn.
Chewning was neatly dressed and
long confinement had not deepened
furrows upon his brow, his voice was
clear and distinct and he greeted his
friends with a bow and smiles when
ever they caught his eye. His attor
nevs were Col. B. Pressley Barron
and F. Barron Grier, Esq., and from
the moment of the opening of the
case they showed fight and they put
the State upon notice, that every
step would be contested with in the
rules of evidence and the law. The
first legal skirmish was with refer
ence to the jury; at this time twelve
jurors were in the room upon anoth
er case and the defense set up the
claim that they were entitled to a
full panel to draw from and they
moved that further proceedings in
the case be suspended until the
names of all the jurors were in the
The court refused the motion,
holding that the ri-lht of the defend
ant was to object to jurors and not to
select jurors;that the court would pro
ceed, seeing that the defendant bad
his full number of challenges allowed
him by law. The drawing of the
jury went along with an occasional
objection until the eleventh man had
been sworn and then the objections
came from the defense until the
panel was exhausted and the court
was at a standstill; after waiting sev
eral hours upon the jury in the room,
and after repeated statements from
the foreman of that jury, that an
agreement could not be reached, the
court took a recess until Friday
mornino, but before doingz so, conl
stables were sworn in to take charge
of the then bob-tail jury.
At the opening of court Friday
morning, and in a ahort while, the
twelfth juror was sworn in. 'lho
jury was composed of the followviig
SL N Rlichbourg, foreman, J E Beard,
H M Mims, B W Cutter, D B Davis,
F N Thomas, J J Holladay, L. M
King, W H Muldrow, J W Rhame, W
T P Sprott, E S Plowden.
Mrs. Florence P. Tindal was put
upon the stand: her testi
mnd was given in a. modest
adstraight forward way, and her
demeanor throughout the trial wvon
the sympathy of the packed court
room. This lady stood the
searhing cross-examnination of the
defendant's counsel with wonderful
composure when it is considered the
character of the questions, and her
being a stranger to a court; room but
she told her story with each word
that fell from her lips glistening with
It was our intention owing to the
great interest that was taken in this
case to publish a synopsis of the tes
timony, but the main part of it was
of such a character that -we cannot
send it into the homes of our readers
-it was horrible. In brief the charge!
was, that en the evening of the 24th
day of January last, Judson .d.
Chewning, in the absence of her hus
band went to the house of Mrs.
Florence P. Tindal and there with
drawn knife and violent force ray
ished Mrs. Tindal, and after commit
ting his crime he told her if she told
her husband or any other person he
would kill her; shortly after he left,
C hwnings wife, who is Mrs. Tindal's
sste-r, with her children wvent to the
Tindal house to spend thme evening]
ad while there, Chewning went
there also about. the time Mr.Tiudal ar-i
rved home; after spendint. the eveu-1
ing Chewing" and his family left andI
shortly after, Mrs Tindal told her
husband what had happened duringi
Tindal loaded his gun to go and<
kll the man right away, but upon re
flction concluded to go to him in
open daylight. The niext nmorning0
about sunrise Tindal wvent over to.
Chewning's and shot him twvice, but
the gun was not prop)erly loaded and
Chewning camne out with a nuber1
of fiesh wonds only.
The defense put Chewning onf the I
stand and his testimony was simply t
awful; it wound a rope of conviction
around him that nothing euld have
extricated him from it. We will not
undertake to repeat wvhat he saidi
only to say that he endeavored to
crush the victim of his hellishness.
The differ ence in the two witnesses up- t
the stand was so marked that no one
could miss seeing that the proseeu- C
trix testitied to the truth and the do-.
feudant liedl and added more crime I
to his aready crimne-ladened soul.
There was a great array of witnesses
all swearing to the good character of
the prosecutrix and to the bad repu- 1
Latioui of the defendnut. Not one
tnan stood up to say they would be
Liev e him on his oath.C
Tle testimony was concluded Sat-j
ard ay at the dinner hour and the
ude ordered a recess and gave the 1
.awy,-r three hornn ah side forj I
trgument, allowing one hour and a
Hon. Joeph F. Rhaae, made the
)pening speech. He was employed
.o assist the solicitor, and with his
asUa1 sumlming up of tl. test iilloy,,
e miade a decided impression upon
2hewnin~g, who up to this tium di
2ot seem to realize the danger of his
position. and up to then ';re a s:i:le
upon his countenance.
He was followed by Mr. Grier
for the defense, and it was a grand
effort for his unfortunate client.
Ho handled the testimony with
line ability and eloquently pleaded
for his man and io behah
of the maun's wife ad her
three beautiful little chiiiren wh,
were in the court room from the be
ginning of the trial.
Col. Barron closed the defense
with a maguiticent. argument and a
most eloquent appeal for the prison
er, and his allusions to the wife and
children brought tears to the eves of
many in the audience, and at one
time we thou gh. we s1w a tear trich
ing down the eheek of the judge.
Solicitor Wilson closed the case.
His experience with criminals gave
him anl advantage to study human
nature, and he real guilt in the face
of Judson M. Chewning. le be
lieved Mrs Florence Tindnai to be a
pur woman and her husband a game
little man. He went into the case to
do his full duty and he did it :well;
not a thing that came tron the stand
material to the case escaped his at
tention. He made a powerful argu
ment. It was a perfect cyclone of
conviction and his excoriation of the
defendant brought a death pallor to
cheeks of Chewning and it was so
powerful that one felt like shrinking
from it. The Solicitor's argument
sounded the death-knell to Chew
The jury retired after receiving a
clear charge from His Honor and af
ter they had partaken of their sup
per, they sent for the Judge to receive
The news went over town, that the
jury would soon be out brought a
rush to the court room and when lis
Honor arrived a rush was made
to get seats. The jury filed in and
took their seats, the clerk read their
names and each man responded as
his name was called. To the query,
"Gentleman, have you agreed upon a
verdict ?" the foreman rose and hand
ed the baliff the indictment, who in
turn handed it to the clerk, and when
he read these words, "guilty, with
recommendation of mercy," the de
fendant sat unmoved; not a muscle
of his face changed, but when he was
ordered into the dock to receive his
sentence the blood left his face and
his lips quivered. When asked what
he had to say why sentence should
not be pronounced upon him. He
said, "MTr. Judge, please sir, be as
light on me as you can sir; I have a
wife and three helpless children with
nou one to look after them but me.
My wife's parents live in a foreign
country and her only dependence is
me. Please sir, be merciful to me."
WVhile the prisoner was speaking his
voice was husky and it was with
great difficulty that lie could bring
his words out and when he finished
the Judge said in substance:
"T1his court house all the week has
been resounding with the talk of
rape, or the greater portion of it.
The arguments to the juries have
been addressed to the character of
the offense o[ which von ar e charged.
The jury has found you guilty, with
a recommendation to merey. It was
in their power to exercise discretion
by recommending you to mercy,and I
must assume, as I presume, they did
exercise it wisely. I want to say
here, though I could not say it to th'e
jury, the impression I had. I heard
it commented on several occasions
during the progress of this trial, that
the vietini of your rape could never
recover from the effects of your vio
lence. That is a great mistake; if
she was a virtuous woman, as the
verdict of the jury says she was and
as I b/ere she was, an honest and
virtuoius married lady, an attack upon
ther person could not dishonor her.
It does not take one flowver from her.
It does not east or soil her fair ermine
or name. She stands, so says the
verdict of the jury, a peer of any la
dy in the land ! It was a sad sight
for a woman-a pureV woman-to be
brought into court as a witness to
testify to the wrong done. But
really no great wrong has1 been doneo
her, or, can be done iher' that would
last. If you shoot a womnan down on
the street and wound her, you injure
her p~erson; no man attributes to her
mny infamy. So no mnan-w; man,
no gentleman in nature and instinct
would, for a moment visit upon the
beadl of the victim the in;'am v which
she would give her life to escap.e.
Just here I want to say in this ciou
seetion, and in recference to wvhat I
ave- heard. I h~ave beard exores
nions fail from the lips of various
parties that it is derogatory for a
wvoman to c:ome int'o court an I tesnifv
n a rape case. And that a commnuni
~y, the injured husband~ or his neigh
orsshoulhd wreak vengeaece hydlealing'
wift punishment to the culprit. That
s a mist akie; it is a srrous mistake;
t is a mistake in any mali of thought,
f judgment or discretion, as lie will
it once see. How, without a trial,
vithout a judicial examination, will
he name of a woman be preserved.
E'ou go and commit a rapIe upon a wvo
nan: There is no tribunal which has
assed upon it Take your case for
Suppose a self-constituted mob had
aken you out and you had stated in
,he presence of that mob what you
wvore to on this stand. There would
iave been a doubt lingering in the
ninds of men whether you were tell
ng the truth, or whether vou wecre~
eally a guilty man. They acted
ensibly in this instance, they brought
he ease into court, and the jury has
asbed away from her name, the
alumny, and pointed the finger of
corn and condemnation upon 0y ou the
>arty to whom it justly belo'gs.
['hat could not have beern done out
ide of the court house anid besides
nob law never accomplishes anyti ng
>ut the obstruction of society. No
natter how worthy of deathi the vic
im may be, whenever Ihe is punishedI
>utside of the court house, or other
vise than inl pursuawco of law, a
vrong has been done to society, a
>low has been struck, and it is like
he fire Onl tile nrairie, it m-rm-s
and gathers ferocity as it grows.
* * .* * *
Lynching for rape first, lynching
for murder next, lynching for burn
in~g next, lynching fcr burglary next,
and so it goes and winds up in dis
orIe r, wreck and ruiiu.
Taii:t has been the experience of
siue of the greatest governments of
o itbe world. * * I do think any
womuen who regards her good name,
who has been the victim of rape, any
mian who regards the fair name of his
wife, and the honor of his children,
should be the first to step forward,
and demand in a court of justice the
(only vindication this side of Heaven.
This kind of a vindication keeps un
:=ul!iedl the fait name of woman.
* * * * *
I have had consif.erable experience
on the bench and my ear and eve is
trained to detect the false chords as
they are struck on this stand, and I
have watched the witnesses during
the progress of this trial, and from
:he verdiet of the jury with which I
heartii concur, they believed the
vicirn of your brutal and hellish lust,
and they, as well as I did not believe
one word vou said.
Jucl:ze Aldrich then sai.d: The
sentence of the court is that von
Judson 3M. Chewning, alias Jud
Chewnirg having nothing further to
say: "it is ordered and adjudged, that
that the said Judson M. Chewning
alias Jud Chewning, be imprisoned
in the State penitentiary at hard
labor during the whole lifetime of him
the said Judson M. Chewning alias
The verdict was received without
any demonstration, but satisfaction
was depicted upon the contenances of
all present, even the prisoner felt
relieved, because he escaped the
death penalty. Before the jury was
discharged the foreman in behalf of
the jury rose and thanked the Judge
for the kind consideration shown
them by him, after which the pris
oner was remanded back to jail and
the court adjourned sine die.
Last Sunday morning the editor of
the Times called at the jail and made
a:, appointment with Judson M.
Ciewniug to call later in the day for
an interview; our motive was to make
every fair endeavor to drive away
the last vestige of suspicion which
might have been created in the
minds of some by the testimony
given in the court house by Chew
nin.. We felt as did almost every
body that Chewning's testimony was
false and that if he had a spark of
manhood left he would at least be
willing to atone as far as be could for
the sins he committed.
We went into the jail and through
the kindness of Jailor Strange was
permitted to have a prirate interview.
After explaining fully our mission,
without holding out any promise of
lessening his burden Judson Chew
uing with tears in his eyes and amid
sobs and prayerful exclamations such
as "Mr. A ppelt I am hopelessly lost.
'God wvill not forgive such a wretch
as mec.' 'Ask everybody to pray for
me.' 'God have mercy on my poor
wife and childreL'.' 'I thank God
that he has sent ycu here that I may
lift this load from my heart.' 'My
dear mother, God help her to bear
it,'' and many more. We asked
him a number of questions, and told
him that if his statement on the stand
was true to stand by it and die with
it, to which he replied, "it is not true
and I now want to tell the truth to
the wvorld throu;gh you." We then
made a rough draft of what he said
and read it to hum twice, and after
making a few alterations at his sug
gestion we left him with the under
standing to return with a statement
properly shaped for publication and
with witnesses to see him sign and
hear him marke his declarations.
After dinner in company with
Messrs. Joseph Sprott and Samuel J.
Bowman wve went b~ack to the jail and
before anything was (lone wye first
went up stairs alone wvit~h the p~aper.
Chewning was offerred the paper,but
he said that he was so nervous he
preferrel our reading to -hini;
wve then slowvly read and at its conclu
sion we told him if there was a word
he wished stricken out orput in to say
so, or if he wished the whole thing
torn up to say so. The poor fellow
put his hand out through the bars
and caught~ us by the hand and said,
"that is the truth, the whole truth,
before God." We re-read the paper,
and then with his permission we called
Messrs. Sprott and Bowvman up stairs.
When these g.entlemen had spoken to
the prisoner wve wvent over our mis
sion and what had passed between
the prisoner and ourself when in pr-i
vate and then read the paper in the
presence of the witnesses. Chew
ning very much effected told us that
was the statement lhe desired to make
and in reply to a question from Mr.
Sprott he said he wished it published.
He requested us to sign his name on
acco unit o~f his extreme nervousness.
The following is the confession:
-CLAIGNDON COUNTY JAIL.
Sa-!ay morning, June'th, 836.
To the~ Public:
I was cha. rge-d with, and tried in the r-e
cent t:-rau of court before His Honor James
Alrich for ceammiitting a rape upon the
peson of Mrs. Fioience P. Tindal, the
wifc of J. I'nry Tindal, aind the sister of
my own wife; after a long and what ap
pearel to Ia an almost endless trial, with
everything that faithful lawyers could do
in my behalf, anl after a fair anid imnpar
tid trial, the jury found me guilty.
Upou the trial I realized the enormity of
the crime eharged and the penalty thereto
attached antd in ma1king mny defe-nse 1 un
dertook~ to release myselIf fr-om said ebarge
by goirag upon the witness stand and
swatn that Mrs. Florence P. Tindal gave
her consent to miy solicitations at the time
stated in the ind-ictmnent; to braec up that
oathi I fuither swore that I had repeatedly
with her consent hadl illieit relations.
Like a drowning marn I caught at straws
and in doing s;o I deeived may attorneys
arnd added perjucry to tuy' guilty soul, and
s.ow that all is over as far as this world is
concernel, I have not forgotten the teach
ing:s of my dear oil mother-that there is a
God. I now state that the world may
know; the testimnony given by me on the
wituz,-sa stand reflecting upon the echaracter
of Mr.. Florenacu P. Tindat was false, and
ttlly' false, and that it was given and
mna e b:cans:- I believed it would save icy
life, and return mae to the bosonm of may
Trhe testimotny give'n by Mrs. Florence
P. Tindal was thu. truth and nothing bat
the trnth. I did fonlly wrog, er and Ij
pray G.> to have mercy upin m an-t to
help F.nrence and Henry Tind:d to forgive
me for the foul and dlastarIy de I that I
eonu'n:ttel n1 for which I hav. h.:en j:.t
This statement is not wrung fcom me,
but it '.ue fronw a blee 1ing and penitent
bert:, frc y ani voinuta riy a; if it was
ma-le non my dying 1 .1.. Fi.rrence P.
Iindal the woman I wronge.l is pare and
virtnan-; nojt one! breath of suspicion can
justiy be ute against her ch.tr.eter. I be
lieve before G n, that she is : lovin:t sister,
r trne and faithful wife and a devoted
mother, anl now with primn doors closed
upon ne, and .abont to depart for the
St tC poinitentiary for the balance of my
life, arunt without hope of earthly pardon
I plwe my trust in G.> au-1 beg the world
not to fro.wn lown upon my poor heart
broken ax'l tevoted wife and my pre-ions
little innneant children.
JCnSON M. X CHF.wNING.
We the undersigned do hereby certify
that we were present, and saw Ju-bsor M.
Chew:mang sign the above confesion and
heard him declare befor us that the same
is what le frv.-:!v an 1 willin.;ly .ikes, and
that he desired the same pubtish I to the
world. JOEsPH SPaRTT,
S. J. BowuAN,
Vheiin I t p.tper was signed and
the prisoner expressed penitence Mr.
Sprolt g:tve hiu a beautiful talk and
told him to read the story of David.
He told him to pray with faith.
that his prayers would be answered,
and Mr. Bowman also gave him some
good advice. The prisoner appeared
o appreciate the talk given him by
these gentlemen and he implored all
of us to beg the people to pray for
him and that he would devote his
time to praying to God to forgive
him and to have mercy on his family
The past week, as Judge Aldrich
said, resounded with the charge of
rape and other heinous offenses.
Clarendon has never before gone
through such an experience, and we
sincerely hope she will be spared a
repetition of it in th future. When
the news of Chewning's confession got
out, it went over the county, and as
it reached one,he or they would send
the glad tidings on, so that it would
travel as rapidly as possible.
Chewning was taken to the peni
tentiary this morning au:l from what
we saw in the jail and from informa
tion received we believe that he had
never before realized his wickedness,
and only when the prison doors closed
upon aim for the balance of his life
did his thoughts ever cause him to
think of the future, and it is our opin
ion that when hi4 past fearful life
dawned upon him he commenced to
make endeavors at atonement.
Chewning is about twenty-six years
of age and a fairly good looking man.
He has a good wife and three beauti
ful children, an aged father and moth
er and several brothers. He has quite
an extensive family connection and all
of them are respectable people, who
believed him an innocent man until be
gave his own testimony. The unfor
tunate fellow has borne a very bad
reputation for sometime and although
steeped in crime, yet his crime-filled
heart had not become so callous that
it prevented truth from escaping from
its confines. The Poet Bryant sung
truly when he said:
"Truth crushed to earth shall rise again:
The eternal years of God are hers;
But Error, wounded, writhes in pain.
And dies among his worshippers."'
In this most deplorable case to
bing out truth it took a s evere chas
tering, the culprits shackles, and the
bloodfreezing clanking of prison
SUPERVISORS OF REGISTRATION,
Manning, S. C., May 20, 1896.
The Board of Registration will
open their books for the purpose of
registering all qualified electors at
Boykin's, Monday, 13th July.
Cole's Mill, Tuesday, 14th July.
New Town, Wednesday, 15th July.
Midway Church, Thursday, 16th
Chandler's. Friday, 17th July.
Alcolu, Saturday, 18th July.
Hodge's Corner, Monday, 20th July.
Fulton, Tuesday, 21st July.
Panola, Wednesday, 22nd July.
St. Paul, Thursday, 23rd July.
Summerton, Friday, 24th July.
Packsville, Saturday, 25th July.
Wilson's Mill, Monday, 27th July.
Fcreston, Tuesday, 28th July.
Duffie's OAd Store, Wednesday, 29th
Jordan, Thursday, 30th July.
Ds~vis Cross Roads, Friday, 31st
(G. T. WORsHAM,
E. D. HODGE,
B'd of Supervisors of Registration.
Geo, S.Hacker :Son
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CHARLESTON, S. C.
SASH WEIGHTS AND
WINDOW AND FANCY
State of South Carolina,
County of Clarendon.
By Louis Appelt, Esquire, Probate Judge.
WHEREAS, MARTHA A. DL-RANT
made suit to mue to grant her letters of ad..
ninistration of the estate of and effects of
D. W. DuRant.
These are therefore to sight and admon
sh all and singular the kindred and c:-ed
tors of the said D. WV. DuRant, de
eased, that they be and appear, before me,
*n the Court of Probate, to be held at Man
ig, on the 27th day ot June. next,
ifter pi blication hereof. at 11 o'clock inl the
Forenoon, to sbew cause, if any they have,
why the said administration should not be
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une, A. D. 1896.
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