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LOUIS APPELT, EDITOR.
MANNING, S. C.:
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16, 1896.
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Secon -Class Matter.
Sumter, S. C., Sept. 16.-Special to the
Times:-Tbere will be a terrible slaughter
of Dry Goods, shoes. Notions, Hardware
and Tinware at the Diamond RackAt Store
at Suiiter, S. C., beginning with to-day,
September 16, to run for one week. Your
correspondent has been in the store watch
ing the preparations for this immense
sales week, and can truthfully say that
such bargains were never seen before in
$qqh %Jrolina. or the benefit of your
abcribers I will enumerate a few out of
the ~many bargains to be had:
Best Check Homespun at 4c yd; I Home
spun at 31c yd; 5,000 yds of Worsted
Plaids that in my opinion are worth 10 and
yathey are going to close out the
enrelotat 5 a yard. I have seen the
sam goods in other stores at a much high
ez, priee. There are lots of other little
money savers as: A paper of best Pius at
vent and a box of best Blacking and pa
per of best Needles for game price. These
are only a few out of the many I could
name. The.Shoes at the Diamond Racket
Store are in proportion to the rest of the
goods-lower than I ever saw them sold.
There are two or three racket stores in
Sumter but they are in name only. The
original Racket Store is the one with the
large diamond sign in front of the door,
opposite Bank of Sumter, next door to De
Lorrae' Drug Store. on Main Street.
Ron. John L. McLaurin has accept
ed the invitation of the national
Democratic executive committee to
deliver a series of speeches in the
Western States and we venture the
statement that he will prove one of
:Ahe most -effective spaakers now
aorking for the Democratic cause.
fryan and Sewall are hampered by
Vatson on one side and the goldite
Demo'crats on the other., We confess
~he gatlook for Demoeratic success
teobibright as we would like to
see i nothing short of a revolu
tion can possibly bring success to the
Dezic~tie cause. 'Tis true, that
cra reate great enthusiasm,
but votes are the necessary ingredi
SSome of. our Iriends who differed
Awithruis on' the Senatorial race have
:been amusing themselves by twitting
us for the defeat of our candidate.
We can only say that we did our best
te eteet John Gary Eva.ns, but Judge
Jepkt hEarle showed up greater
- stength, and as we believe in ma
jority rule we will be found ready
and willing to give him ahearty sup
.port. We regret the defeat of Evans,
betause we preferred him to Earle,
buit the people have control of this
matter and their judgment was in
favor of Earle to which we say, that
in selecting Judge Earle they have a
N ~resentative who is able and elo
jt and one that will represent
'the State with credit to himself and
The State Executive Committee
alesared Judge Joseph H. Earle
hbi Democratic nominee for the
United States Senate. We did not
favor Judge Earle's nomination, but
now that a majority of the white
men of South Carolinahave expressed
their preference for him, we accept
the decision andiwill go as far as any
towards seeing that this expression
p~the white voters of the State cul
miniiates in-his election. In making
.ar fight against Judge Earle we did
*athin but what we had a right to
do, and nothing more than his sup
porters did against the man we ad
vocated. Our man w as defeated, and
we accept the result gracefully. We
will say, however, that while John
Gary Evans is defeated, we have- an
abiding faith in the people doing him
justice whenihe shows that his de
*feat was brought about by intrigue,
deception and villiany in the Reform
ranks with the object, to hide the
raseslity of the schemers .of his des
The Conservatives are naturally
jubilant over the success of Judge
-Earle, and they have a right to be,
for~he is one of them and it is their
fitt victory in six years. We sup
ported John Gary Evans and do not
feel ashamed of standingby the lead
er of the cause we profess to follow;
at the same time, we know a great
many men who are eqau.lly as devot
ed to the Reform cause, that voted
for Judge Earle because they were
not satisfied with the governor's at
titude. It will take time to tel1
whether we were right in predicting
A~downfall of the Reform party fol
idwing the defeat of Governor Evans.
If the governor is innocent of the
*charges that have been preferred
against him and we believe he is, a
break in the Reform party is bound
,to follow, because the Governor and
his friends cannot afford to remain in
the boat with men who have by in
trigue destroyed him. The conspira
tors must get out or the governor will
have to get out; there is no compro
mise position to take: On the other
had if we have been deceived in
thinking that the governor was the
victim of the most outrageous villi
any and that the exposures made, are
really true as far as Governor Evans
is concerned, then the defeat will not
hurt the Reform party nor will it
strenghten it: The effect will be,
that it will hold its own and show its
willingness to remedy wrong in its
own ranks. There is only one way
now to keep the Reform party from
going to pieces, and that is by a
thorough and rigid examination into
the charges made during the cam
paign. The Reformers must take
this matter in hand and sift every
thing to the bottom: the people will
not be satisfied with anything short
of a perfect investigation. Hew to
the line let the chips fall where thy
may, must be the battle cry of Re
formers, until the last vestage of rot
tenness, if there is any, is eradicated.
The News & Courier of yesterday
makes a grand showing for Charies
ton's commercial industries.
The Republicans held a convention
yesterday in Manning to elect dele
gates to the State convention. E. H.
Deas, of Darlington, was here. look
ing after his interests as a candidate
for the State Chairmanship.
The Conservative press are now
making ready to give Ben Tillman
the same blow that Governor Evans
received and at the same time they
claim that Earle's election is not a
Senator Tillman is working up
things political upNorth and if Penn
sylvania does not send more Demo
cratic congressmen than usual, it will
not be the fault of the National Exe
cutive Committee who are making a
strong fight for the cause.
The Sumter Freeman tried itself
last week at hurling invectives and
epethets at Governor Evans. We do
not mind seeing a newspaper rejoice
when it wins in an election as long as
it holds itself within the bounds of
decency. The Times is a hard bitter
too, but it tries to stop when the
limit is reached. It never strikes a
man when he is down, nor does it
ever hit below the belt knowingly.
In looking over the electors elected
by the State Democratic executive
committee we were surprised to find
the name of Col L. T. Gantt. Col.
Gantt, a few weeks ago, announced in
his paper that he would support Tom
Watson, the Populist candidate for
Vice-Presidency, and unless he has
changed his views, we think he should
resign from the electoral ticket as
that ticket is expected to give its en
tire supporD to Bryan and Sewall.
Judge Earle and Governor Evans
have published letters thanking their
supporters, Both lette ' have a wan
ly ring about them. c dge Earle, of
course, has a great des to be thank
ful for, and while Governor Evans
did not receive the nomination, he is
not sulking, but takes his defeat
gracefully as every true man should
do. The governor does not 'propose
to go to the rear without making an
effort to vindicate himself from the
charges mnade against him and which
bad a great deal to do with his defeat.
It is very evident that the Repub
icans will put forward a candidate
for Congress to oppose Hon. John L.
McLaurin and their only hope of suc
ess is that a Republican Congress
wil throw out South Carolina's -vote
on account of the 'present registration
law. The Sixth Congressional dis
trict is Democratic, but a partisan
Congress can very easily thwart the
wishes of the people. The last Con
ress was Republican, but General
McLaurin succeeded in convincing
it, that he was elected over his op
ponent and they gave him his seat.
From all accounts Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy is a Godsend to the affieted.
here is no advertisement about this; we
feel just like saying it.-The -Democrat,
arrolton, Ky. For sale by R. B. Loryea,
SANDY GROVE SIFTINGS.
Editor Times:-We have but little
news except sickness and deaths.
We regret to pen the death of Mrs.
Wheeler from paralysis, wife of Mr.
Robert Wheeler, of Sardinia. Mrs.
Wheeler was a highly respected lady
and leaves many friends- to mourn
Miss Ella DuBose, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. B. L. DuBose, of New Zion,
after a long and severe illness of
typhoid malarial fever, died laist
Friday. Miss DuBose was consigned.
to her last resting place at Shiloh
emetery. The funeral services were
conducted by the Rev. J. W. Ken
Mr. Daniel Driggers, a venerable
rld gentleman of this section, has
suffered for some time from heart
trouble. He passed away on last
Saturday morning. Mr. Driggers
was a man noted for his honesty and
industry, and liked generally, judg
ing from the number in attendance
at his inteiment, it was estimated
that a hundred and fifty persons were
present. He leaves a host of relatives
and friends to mourn his loss.
Mr. William Gary, of the Hebron
section, ls quite ill with typhoid ma
larial fever, but is thought to be im
proving a little.
Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Curry are visit
ing relatives and friends in Florence
Farmers are busy gathering cotton,
nice weather for it.
Sandy Grove, S. C., Sept. 16, 1896.
SENT IT TO HIS MOTHER IN GER
Mr. Jacob Esbensen, who is in the em
ploy of the Chicago Lumber Co., at Des
Moines, Iowa, "I have just sent some med
icine back to my mother in the old coun
try, that I know from personal use to be
the best medibine in the world for rheu
matism, having used it in my fatnily for
several years. It is called Chamberlain's
Pain Balm. It always does the work." 50
cent bottles for sale by RI. B. Loryea, the
W M. BOYD GOURDIN,
CIVIL ENGINEER AND SURVEYOR,
GREELEYVILLE, S. C.
easonabl Prc.;e Prompt Work.
Primary Election in Clarendon County
Held Sept. 8, 1896.
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.. :..: . : . : :D:.:.:. . H.Bradham.
C. L. Emanuel.
B. 0. Cante .
. L. Timmons.
C M 8 . Dvs. chourg
R. F. Ridgwa.
J. Gar Wevns.
.Js 4r. Earle.
-~~C CZCO to~ I. W. S. Richbour,__ __ ___
. J. BRDHM
A. J. RIHBOUR, on. ty hais. r
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Pim r held Tueday Setem er t 1 . . Ride ay.,
Secretary Ex. Com.
CLOTHING for MEN.
LOTHING for BOYS
LOTHING for Children.
Fine Clothing! Medium Clothing!
have tommon Clothing!
Ithink I can say without any exaggeration that I
haeone of the best stocks of Clothing, Hats and
Furnishing Goods for Men, Boys and Chi!dren that
has ever been brought to Sumter. If you want
A -REAL - CHEAP - SUIT
You can get it. If you wa.nt,
A M~ediuml Price 811it
I have hundreds for you to select from.
.If you want
-:- Pine, -:- Tailor-Made, -:- Perfect-Fitting -:- Suit,
You will find a good assortment of the most popular
fabrics made up in Cambridge, Princeton and Ox
ford Sacks and the latest style Cutaways.
No other house wvill show you a larger or better.
selected stock. No other house will sell you
cheaper, and no one will appreciate your patronage
more than Yours truly,
D. J. CH-ANDLER,
SUMTER - -- - -- -S.C.
On the American and European Plan.
t DELIGHTFUL AND COMFORTABLE
PLACE FOR COUNTRY VISITORS.
BO W MAN & L EVIN, PROPRIETORS,
King Street (Business Centre of City),
Chaarlestonf, S. C.
Raes $2 and $3 Per Day.
HERE WE ARE
To tell the people of Clarendon that glibtwngued orators may
keep the country in a state of agitation about the financial
problem. but what is more of interest to them now is to find
the best place to buy goods cheap.
Levi Brothers have a good reason to feel proud of their
success in business and to no people are they more indebted
than to their old home folks ii Cairendon. Goods are cheap
and this season affords our farmers an opportuity of obtain
ing a fair pricc for cotton and a chance to buy goods at a low
cotton basis price.
We have for years been acknowledged as leaders in the re
spective lines that we handle any it is our purpose to contin
This department has been selected with unusual care and
our stock is not only varied and large, but a lady can find
the very latest fabrics wit4i the necessary trimmings to match.
There is no stoic in the city of Sumter that, can excell us
in this line, and we defy any house in eastern Carolina to
show up a prettier line of prints.
Cassimeres arid Jeans.
This line we carry in large quantities and can say with
safety that no where south of Baltimore can you get a better
value for your money.
l\Totions, Hosiery, &c.
Every buyer is invited to examine our line of Ladies',
Misses' and Children's Hose, Handkerchiefs, Buttons, Tow
els, Doilies and other articles too numerous to mention.
Plaids and Brown
Goods, LIong Cloths,
This stock was bought when cotton was at its lowest price
and we took advantage of the depression.
Clothina Hats, and G ent's
We can say without fear of successful contradiction that we
have the most complete line that can be found anywhere.
Trunks by the car load.
Shoes, shoes, Shoes.
Every kind and style that is manufacturcd by first-class
factories is handled by us and we take a special interest in
Our stock is up 'to date and our farmers can save money by
buying from us.
Remember, we pay highest prices for cotton.
L EVI BR OT HE RS,
S-mter, S. C.
New Store! New Store!
CHARLES F'. FODIi,
Formerly of Clarendon,
Has opened up one of the largest General
ercantile stores in Sumter.
REAT CROWDS OF GOODS
ARE ARRIVING ON EVERY TRAIN.
A cordial welcome is extended to my Clar
endon friends. Will say more later.
Charles F. McFaddin.
16 Sixteen to One.
This is what is agitating the minds of the people
of the country, but whether this wins or the gold
banner floats on the breeze
You are Compelled to Shoe Yourself,
Wife and Children,
and there is no place in the State where von can be
better suited in shoes than in Sumter, and
No place in Sumter can compete with
WALSH & SHAW.
Now if you have 16 children or 1 it will pay you
to call and see us. We make it a study, SHOES
WALSH & SHAW,
The Sumter Shoe Store,
Sumter, S. C.
H OR SES.
Our first Car Load will be
here on the 16th inst.
H. H ARBY.
Sumter. S. C., Sept. 10, 1S96,
One of the Leading Ware
houses on the Largest Loose
Leaf Market in the World.
Has ample means and every facility for handling
and selling tobacco to the best advantage.
seiWe desire a share of your patronage. Correspondence solicited.
Letters of inquiry promptly answered.
J. H. WILSON, Manager.
REFERENCE-"Border Grange Bank," Danville, Va.
Bargains ! Bargains!
Mowers, Rakes, Brick, Lime, Hir,
AND ALL KINDS OF MACHINERY.
We will receive in a few days a car of the Auburn wagons, one and two
horse,wide and narrow tires. These wagons are bought for cash and-at prices
that we can under sell any wagon of like value.
We have ob hand a lot white hickory wagons, one and two horse, which
are worth the money.
We bave built a convenient house for storing buggies and we will carry
a full line of all kinds of buggies and harness, which we will sell cheap for
ash. Be sure and give us a chance to show you how cheap we do sell for
the spot cash.
Don't forget that Thomas & Bradhamn can sell you almost anything you
want from a brick to a saw mill.
THOMAS & BRADHAM,
BEngiebero +- Gee,8, Hacker :Son
-ilul n Rice Hullers.'
The onymachine that in one operation
vil cean hll ndpolish rough rice, put-.
ing it in merchantable conditionl, readyv
ror table use. SIMPLE AND EASY To1w
J ANAGE. -.so
CORN MILLS, SAW MILLS, 2 -
PLANING MACHINES, =
An1 all kinds of Wood-Working Ma- Manfacturers of
albott and Liddell Doors, Sash, Blinds, Mould
Eniginues and Boilers ing and Building Material.
)n hand at Factory prices. CH ARL ESTON, S. C.
SASH WEIGHTS AND
V.C. BA DH AM, CORDS AND
Geneal gen' - WINDOW AND FANCY
coM DIA, S. C. GLASS
C, C. LESLIE, HUCM
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL GLOA'
COMMISSION DEALER IN SAIGSLO
:ish Packed for Contry Oresa Specialty W ihi itdu iha
ist. onsignments of c ,untry proauce ar tmrs.....
~espectfully solicited. Poultry, eggs, etc. H I-U TN
Stalls Nos. 1 and 2 Fish Market. I L TLS
Office, Nos. 18 and 20 Market st., SHA N
east of Bay. . . . -
CHARILESTON, S. C.SHA POlN
ANING COLLEGIATE dsath......
Offers a liberal education at very rea- i xedd
onable rates. Session opens septemberA.B G LOW Y
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