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LOUIS APPELT, EDITOR.
M XNNING, S. C.:
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24, 1897.
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Entered at the Post Ofice at Manning as
"You can fool some of the people
all tLe time and all of the people
some of the time, but you can't fool
-le all of the time.
What's right is right, sooner or
later the meaningless boasts and pre
teuses of jiugo merchants will be
found o-t by the people.
We have done what we said. We
have but one price, the lowest.
Sumter, S. C.
Opposite Bank of Sumter.
THE MIISTERS WANT HI.
After all the clamors of politicians
and liquor men, a strong memorial
has been sent from Charleston to
Governor Ellerbe endorsing Chief
Elmore Martin,the head of the Metro
politan police. This paper was signed
by mnen of all callings and every min
ister in the city, with one exception,
affixed his signature. Some time ago
we had cause to have something to
Taiba -the Metropolitan police
system and we made the assertion
that the better element had no com
plaints to make against the police;
they prefer the present system be
cause it gives them better protection.
The liquor men and the politicians
have, and are still trying to blind
Governor Ellerbe with flattery, but
the people have shown in black and
white that the politicians do not
speak for them. In a city the size of
Charleston, made up of a population
from all nations, the head of a police
department has no bed of roses to
lie upon; for that reason his depart
ment should be removed from the
influence of the ward politicians,
whose headquarters are usually in
the back end of a corner grocery. If
the present. police system is removed,
the Dispensary law might just as well.
be abolished ig that city, regardless
of the fair promises that have no
doubt been made to the Governor.
The system is displeasing to some
good people only because it was put
on at a time when political anger was
at its height and these people will
not become conciliated, just like
somie men refuse to recognize the war
So anxious are the Charleston pol
iticiains for the removal of the Metro
politan police, that in their unrest at
the Governor's non-action, every now
and then a little murmuri:g is heard.
They go so far as to say the Governor
promised the removal of the police
for Charleston's vote. Those of us
who know Governor Ellerbe, know
that any such charge or insinuation
is false; that he would have gone
down to defeat rather than make a
deal with Charleston or any other
place. He was elected by the people,
the politicians cut very little ice in
the business and when the people of
Charleston ask Governor Elierbe to
retain the Metropolitan police, we
believe it will have more weight than
the pleadings of the politicians.
The politicians had a great day of
it last Thursday in Charleston. Con
siderable political dough was knead
ed, but how it raised only the future
will teil. After a very recent experi
ence, it is strange the politicians do
not see that the people do not always
eat the pie fixed up for them; they
prefer knowing something of the ia
gredients and have a hand in the
The bill introduced in the Legisla
ture putting a license on all classes of
business, if it becomes a law, will in
crease the revenue of the State to a
large extent. It will not go through
without a heavy fight against it and
the opinions of men differ as to its
being a lawv to meet the approval of
After weeks of legislation (?) there
is at last some sign of an adjourn
ment of the General Assembly of
South Carolina; the day fixed is next
Saturday and should two days run
into one to make the time shorter,
the people would not complain. If
this body has enacted any law or
passed any resolution by which the
general masses will be benefited, we
have failed to catch it and we will
wait to see the official acts when they
are sent out. Should we run across
anything we will give our readers the
benefit of it. If they bad simply
passed the appropriation bill and ad
journe3, the State Treasury would
have been better off and the people
would have been under no obliga
tions. As it is, the taxpayers will have
to pay an increased tax for a pro
longed session of a done-nothing
The Legislative jaunt to Charles
ton cost the taxpayers not less than
$1,000, but then, the members had a
fine time, which was all right. We
suppose they feel entitled to get the
benefit of some of the money they
saved to the people by cutting down
the pay of hard worked clerks and
almost everybody else except them
selves. It is well that the body went
to Charleston and we hope they gave
their consciences a good salting.
The investigating committee to
look into the acts of the Sinking Fund
Commission has sustained the Com
mission, and still the enid is not in
sight. Comptroller Norton is not in
the habit of going off half cocked, and
we believe he will give the people
some interesting reading later on.
THE TImEs has received a copy of
the "Washingtou Post" Almanac for
1897. This work is very useful and
it should be upon every desk and in
every library.No business man,whether
he be farmer, merchant, lawyer, me
chanic or banker, should be witho-t
it. It is sold for 25 cents.
When the State Press Association
meets in Newberry, every member
should be present, and the editors
who are not members should connect
themselves with the organization and
all work together for the protection
of the fourth estate.
The political rats have commenced
gnawing at the present administra
tion, and Governor Ellerbe will have
to keep a close watch, lest they should
get into the executive closet.
The anti-cigarette bill was laid to
rest by the Senate and so was the
anti-free pass bill.
"Justice" Strikes Again.
Editor MAxso TntES :
A member of the County Board of Com
missioners is very indignant at "Justice,"
and demands a explanation. In reply
wil! say I might have been a little more ex
plicit, and will say for his gratification, that
I bad special reference to the highways and
bridges, which are looked upon as the most
important part of the whole government, as
th Et nd property of the taxpayer is en
dangereC. when he passes over tbem.
Now, Mr. Commissioner, have you done,
your dutvo I bare had to lead my horse
across bridges to keep him out of the boles.
when there was n:-w plank which had been
lying at the en ds fcr their repair for months.
Who is to blame that they were not put
down? There are now long pine trees lying
across some of the public roads, and bave
been there for months. Who is to blame?
Of course, the poor taxpayer, who is wend
ing his way to market with a half load of
his products, must stop and remove the
obstructions. But if the roads were in the
condition they should have been in with
the resources at their command, he could
have carried a full load. I have no doubt
but that there are portions of the public
highways that neither tihe Sup-rvisor or a
member of the County Board bas seen in
the condition they now are in in the past
two years; if they ever saw them is a ques
tion to be onswered.
The Commissioner snggests that my
name be sent to the Governor for a place
on the County Board. I most respectfully
decline, as I have no axe to grind. And
further says I would be of great benefit to
the Supervisor and other members, as they
would have no use for a legal advisor.
With a law that is as plain as the county
road law, I fail to see bow any man who has
gone through Webster's old biie back spell
ing book should find any section that would
require the services of a legal advisor. The
law requires that each man subject to road
duty shall work four days each year or pay
S2, "and a penalty fixed for those who fail to
work or pay.
Now, M1r. Commissioner, have the Board
and their efilient Supervisor (done their
duty? If so, please inform the taxpayers
how many men there are subject to road!
duty in each township, how many paid the
commutation tax, how many days each one
worked and what was done with those who
did not work or pay. Don't say yon don't
know. If any p iid the road tax, where was
the money spent? The law says it shall
be spent in the township where collected.
as it been done?
In conclusion, MIr. Commissioner. you
say the Supervisor and the Board have been
congratulated by many of our best citizet~s
on the good and economical management
of our county affairs. That looks strange.
I have bee-n informed that all of the appro
priato has been paid out and there are
manyv claims of the last fiscal year still un
paid, and some of themi prior claims, and
the tax levy is raised 3-4 of a mill to pay
the back indebtedness. Those best citizens
wvho did the congratulating were those who
got their money.
Now, Mr. Commnissioner. please inform
the gocd people, who p.ay tl:a taxes, why
you ay 30 cents a day to feed prisoners
when they can be fed for 6 or 8 cents a day
and worked on the roads. We would be
glad to have your explanation.
There is a screw loose somewhere. Bet
ter tighten it up) before you kick too high.
Somebody has not done their duty, that
is clear. Jssne..
SICO REWARD $100.
The readlers of this paper will be p leased
to learn that there is at least one dreaded
disease that science haus been able to care
in all its stages, and that is catarrb. Hall's
Latarrh Cure is the otaly positive cure
known to the miedcal fraternity. Catarrh
being a constitutional disease, requires a
constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh
Cure is taken internally, acting directly
upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the
system, thereby destroying the foundation
of the disease, and giving the patient
strength by building up the constitution
and assisting~ nature in doing its work.
The roprietors have so much faith in its
curative powers, that they offer One Han
dred Dullars for any case that it fails to
cure. Send Ier lists of testimonials.
Address, F. J. CHENEY, & Co., Toledo, 0.
Sold by Druggists, 7.5:.
Ldies, we have a full line of fiower seed.
1 B. Teryea, tem drgs.,
The February term of court con
vened last Monday with Judge J. C.
Klugh on the bench, Solicitor Wil
son and Stenographer Parrott at their
respective posts. The other court
officers were the same old set, with
the excption of the clerk, who is Mr.
On account of the 22nd inst. being
a national holiday, shortly after the
jurymen were called, and without
organizing the grand jury, a recess
was taken until yesterday.
When court convened yesterday
morning, the new judge went at his
work like a veteran and in a short
while the court's machinery was in
This is Judge Klugh's first visit to
Manning, and we are sure we voice
the general sentiment when we bid
him a hearty welcome. His manner
of presiding has made a very favor
able impression upon our people and
we are satisfied that when he becomes
broke to his new harness, he will rate
second to none on the bench. We
herewith give a brief sketch of his
SKETCH OF JUDGE KLUGH.
Mr. J. C. Klugh was born in Abbe
ville county, and is 39 years old. He
* as reared on his father's farm, and
Attended the schools of the neighbor
hood. Afterward he was sent to the
Cokesbury Conference School, and
thence to Wofford College, where he
graduated in 1877. Engaging in
teaching for several years, he then
studied law, spent a year in the Uni
versity of Virginia, receiving there
from the degree of bachelor of law.
He came to the bar in 1882 and was
the same year elected attorney and
clerk of the Board of County Com
missioners. To this position lie was
re-elected two years later. In 1885
Governor Thompson appointed him
Master of Abbeville county, and,
upon the unanimous recomnmendar
tion of the Abbeville bar, has held
this office up to the present time. He
wvas elected a member of the Consti
tutional Convention of 1895-in which
he did good work.
Mr. Klugh is devoted to the study
of his profession, and is especially
fond of equity doctrines and ques
tions of constitutional and statutory
construction. In addition to his pro
fessional and official duties he has
taken an active part in the educa
tional and material interests of his
community. He is a member of the
Board of Examiners of his county,
which position he has held for nine
years, and has been a trustee of the
Abbeville graded school from its
foundation. He is also a trustee of
the estate of Dr. John de la Howe, a
charitable foundation left by its
donor 100 years ago, for the establish
ment of an agricultural and indus
trial school for the poor children in
Among other duties of a busy life
Mr. Klugh numbered those of an al
derman of the city of A bbeville and a
a director of the Young Men's Busi
ness League of Abbeville, and in
those positions devoted energy and
time freely to the upbuilding of the
city. He has been for years a direc
tor of the National bank of Abbeville
and is president of the Abbeville Cot
ton Mill. He has also made a success
of his farm, to which he gave his per
sonal supervision. He is married,
and his wife is the daughter of Hon.
J. E. Bradley of Abbeville county.
Mr. W. G. Frierson, of Wyboo, was
:hosen foreman of the grand jury.
Following is the judge's charge to
the grand jury:
CHARGE TO THE GRAND JURY.
MR. FOREMAN AND GENTLEMEN OF
THE (RAND JURY:
I propose to detain you but a few
mioments, while I submit some sug
estions for your guidance in the per
formance of your duties. The State
alls you into her service and it is
through your agency alone that she
an bring into this court persons
harged with breaking the criminal
aws, to answer her accusations
against them. The method is simple.
A bill is placed in your hands by the
;olicitor, setting forth the facts which
be, in the name of the Sta..e, claims
:onstitute the breach of the law andl
nw!ing the offender. You are to
nquire anad ascertain whether the
videhes produced before you sup
>orts the charge, and if you find that
t does, you bring the bill back into
~ourt and it becomes the indictment
hich the accused must answer be
~ore a jury of his own choosing.
Until he is so indicted by the grand
ury, no one can be put on trial in
his court. It becomes at once appar
nt to you, then, how immensely im
>ortant, in the administration of
ustice, are the functions which you
>erform. The court is powerless, the
vheels of justice are locked, unless
ou do your part in bringing violat
rs of the law to answver for their
~rimes. I admonish you, then, to
tddress yourself with great care to
his part of your duties. Consider
achi bill which is given you in
:harge, hear the State's witnesses.
rho are sworn in your presence and
whose names you will find on the
ack of the bill. Twelve of you!
iust agree before it can be submitted
o the coirt. As soon as twelve ofI
our number become satisfied from
he evidence adduced before you that
t primla facie case of guilt is estab
ished in any ease, von may- stop the
nyestigation and bring in a true bill.
n such a case it would be consum
ng your time unnecessarily to go
But if. after hearing and consider
ng all the evidence produced to you
y the State, you are not reasonably
atisfied that tile facts alleged are
rue, then it is equally your duty to
ind no bil]. Remember, that you (10
iot try any case, but you inquire to
ee if the State has a case. presumings
ilways the innocence of the indiviu
al until vou are convinced by evi
lence that the facts alleged are true,
and that taken to Le true, they nake
ut a case of probable guilt of the
Thus you not only have committed
to your keeping the safety and good
order and peace of society, in that
you are charged with bringing crimi
nals to the bar of justice, but you are
the bulwark of the innocent against
the calumny and oppression of false
accusation. While it would be a
wrong to the State and a blow to the
safety of the dear ones of your own
firesides for you, by a careless per
forinance of your functions or from
corrupt ecils!'lerations of any kind,to
allow the crimulal and the vicious to
go without answering for their mis
deeds, it would be a yet more intol
erable burden to subject the law
abiding and innocent me-mber of
society to the anxiety and expense,
and even disgrace, of having to stand
trial for offenses of which there is not
even a reasonable probability that
he is guilty.
The oath which you have just
taken comprehends fully and per
fectly the duties which are required
of you. I commend its terms to your
careful study, not only now, but dur
irg the whole of the term for which
vou have been drawn to serve as
grand jurors. You have sworn "dili
gently to inquire and true present
ment make of all such things as shall
be given you in charge." This, I
need hardly say, has reference to the
bills which the solicitor will give out
to you, and in the manner and spirit
in which you should consider the
same, my foregoing remarks have
If, upon zhe consideration of a bill.
twelve of you agree that tMe accused
should be tried, your foreman will
write upon tl-e paper the words "A
true bill," and sign his name to it.
If. on the other hand. so many of you
do not reach such a conclusion, you
will write "No bill,' and sign it in
the same way, returning the bill into
court in each case.
Besides these matters which are
given out by formal bill for your in
vestigations, there may be other
things known to some of you, or
which may come to your knowledge
through other channels than those
constituted by the law, and which
may be grave enough to demand
your censure and the attention of
the court. Such as abuses and viola
tions of law which affect the health
or safety or convenience of the pub
lic, or the good morals and order of
society-things that are injurious
and offensive to the great body of
our citizens and which yet no private
individual feels sufficiently aggrieved
over to prosecute or seek to have
corrected in the courts. The State
looks to you, gentlemen, and it is
your sworn duty to inquire into such
th'ngs. Mere trifles you may well
overlook, but you should present all
matters that involve or seriously en
danger the public safety in any man
It is also your business to inquire
into the public institutions and offices
of your county. See that due provi
sion is made for the safe keeping as
well as the health and comfort of
tiose whom the law there restrains
of their liberty. The public charity
provides for the destitute and help
less poor and afflicted of your county.
See to it that such provision is dis
pensed in a spirit that shall be credit
able to the humane principle which
calls it forth.
The public officers should have
your attention, not in a spirit
of fault-finding, but in a more liberal
disposition of intelligent co-operation
with and encouragement of public
servants in the conscientious per
formance of duty. Exercise a char
itable judgment in all things; yet, if
you find abuses of public trust, wil
ful mismanagement or neglect or
oppression in office, present it un
sparingly to the attention of the
court. Easy and safe means of travel
and inter-communication amongst
the different parts of your county
are a-1 unfailing and powerful factor
in the de velopment and prosperity of
the- commumitv. The active efforts
that are being'put forth in many of
your sister counties in the construc
tion and permanent imorovement. of
the public roads, should be an in
spiration to the men of Clarendon to
be no whit behind the foremost coun
ty in this regard. You, as grand
jurors, should see to it that those
charged with this duty spare no
efforts in this direction. If in the
administration of the criminal laws
you can force the criminal classes to
contribute somewhat to the public
improvement by exer-cising their
muuscles and strength on the roads
andl public works, as is done in many
parts of the State. it will afford
wholesome cheek to petly crimes,
while the public will reap a substan
tial benefit in the results of such
I might detain you, gentlemen, to
discuss your duties in reference to
public education, the various means
for the prevention of crime and other
matters that will demand your care.
But I forbear. Let me say that you
are a committee of inquiry into the
public safety and welfare, and as
such, no public interest should es
cape your intelligent inspection and
careful consideration during your
year of service.
You have a goodly heritage from
your fathers in your counaty of great
historic interest and renown, and of
great present resources. Look to it,
in common with the men of your
generation, that you transmit it to
posterit~y wvith unsullied escutcheon
and witih all its interests presented
and buil- up, that those who come
after may rise up and call you tlessed.
The fir-st bill given them was the
State vs. Ralph S. DeSchamnps,
:harged with murder, to which they
returned a true bill and the trial was
t once entered upon. Tue testi
mony did not differ v-ery materially
from the statement published in Tm:~
l'm~s immediately aftcr the deplor
The 2ase consumed the whlole of
esterdlay and went over until this
orning, w~hen it was flaished. The
ury were not long in bringing in a
erdict of "not guilty" as everybody
epected they wvould do. The de
fendant was represented by Rhame
Immediately after the verdict was
rought in the court adjourned for
The grand jury brought in the fol
owing true bills:
R. S. DeSehamps-Murder.
Isaac Rhame, Jr.. Benjamin
hameAdeline Rhamie, Ellen Rhame,
s principals and Isaac Rhame as ac
essory after the fact-Housebreak
ng and larceny.
Sam Nelson-Housebreaking and
Robert Rush and William McFad
in-Housebreaking and larceny.
Sam Thigpen-Assault and bat
erv with intent to kill.
Yachariah HI. D~uncan-Assaul
ith intent to kill and carrying a
Wiili:tmn Prince, wvho was under a
eled( sentence wvas brought into
ourt for senitence, but on a motion
for a necw trial, the matter was de
Experince prove the me~rit of Hood's,
ers, il* . Ii cae nii forms~ of blood
li'1, tor~ ~es the sto::Th, buni!ls up the
W's 1 -ted g~ran~r -ee hr sale only
Rpans Tabules cure liver troubles.
Ripans Tabules cure torpid liver.
Ripans Tabules cure constipation.
The Marriage of a Former Clarendon
Boy to a Georg;ia Belle.
Special to riE TIMES.
ABlEVILi.E, GI.. Feb. 19. -A brilliant
event in Abbeville society was the marriage
of Mr. W. C. Oliver, formerly of Clarendon
County, s. C , to Miss Minnie E. Mixon, of
this town, which took place on Thursday
evening, February 1. at the Methodist
church, Rev. Gnyton Fisher, pastor of the
eburb, perforning the ceremony.
The groom is one of Abbevilie's most
poplar anl enterprising merchants an-d
the bride is one of the loveliest of the fair
danglter, (f Abbeville.
The church was filled, even to its stand
ing cnnacitv, to witness the beautiful cere
mo' Flom the church the bridal party
repaired to the residence of Mr. J. M.
Mixon, the bride's father, where a nice col
lation was strved.
The church was beautifully decorated
with fnvers and evergreens, and the choir
rendertd exquisite and appropriate music.
The attendants were : 31r. James A.
Carswell with Miss Myra Mixon, Mr. C. W.
McLane with Miss Mamie Morgan, Mr. E.
H. Anderson with Miss Lonjean Mitchell,
Mr. Wellborn Fuller with Miss Maud Allen,
Mr. George Mixon with Miss Sallie Story,
and Mr. Lee Pittman, of Irwinton, with
Miss Minnie Wishart, of Rhine. Ushers,
Messrs. Lewter Ray and Fred Land.
The wedding was the social event of the
season and will long be remembered asone
of the happiest in the annals of Abbeville
society. A. K. J.
Charleston's Legislative Day.
L gislative day in Charleston last Thnrs
lay was an occasion long to be remembered
by those who were so fortunate as to be in
the blocka-led city. Wherever we went,
familiar, happy faces of our country cous
ins greeted us, and they all seemed to be
drinking in the pleasures so bountifully
provided by our city friends. There were
many who had never seen the salt water,
and, of course, to them it was a curiosity ;
some were enchanted with their sail on the
briny deep, others were disgusted because
it made them pay tribute to Neptune.
It was our pleasure to be a guest of the
Pilot Association, and under the chaperon
age of the Right Rev. Rufus C. Barkley,
the nestor of the Charleston legislative del
egation and president of Scatterwood Alli
ance, we sailed out on the "Lorena," with
a company of about forty. none of whom
bave is Yet assumed the orders of divinity,
unless it is Capt. W. H. Kennedy, of Wil
lEamsburg, who declined food fit for the
gods. but with a tight grip he held on to
the food he brought with him. Our party
was ont for a day's sport, and we had it,
and although the dense fog that came over
the sea prevented us from visiting the
battleships, our disappointment was alle
viated by the kind attentions of Capts.
Swan, McDonald and their brother pilots,
who kept our vessel where we could see the
sights of interest in and around thi harbor.
'The life of a pilot is unknown to the
landsman. We do not realize the perils he
Las to nndergo and the great importance
he is to our commerce, the vast amount of
money he saves and the responsibility
there is upon him. There is no occupation
in this life where conrage and fortitude is
as much demanded, and, unless he is a
man of iron nerve, and has a heart tilled
with love for human kind, he cannot be a
The Charle.ston Pilot Association is com
posed o? about thirty men, who are noted
the world over for their bravery and accur
acy ; their kindness of heart is depicted in
their sun-brownediand s lt-toughened facet,
and we only hope that it will be our pleas
ure to partake of the:r open-hearted gene
rosity again. At the pretent session of our
lawnakers an effort was made to strike at
the pilotage business, but the committee in
whose hands this matter was given was
fortnnately made up of men who bad ex
perienced by travel what and who pilots
are, and the effort was strangled, as :t
should have bcen.
In tbis brief accoutnt of our trip we wonld
be derelict wvere wve not to -ay a word about
the hostelry in wvhichi we put up-the Hotel
Cahoun, on King street. This is one of
the best hotels in the Et te. A guest has
every attention shown him by attentive
waiters, and Mr. Sol Bowvman, who is ever
oi. t'he alerL to .see t-:at his guests are prop
erly provided with the priopeL coamforte,
managed the immense crowd which he en
tertained with ease. When you go to
Charleston put up at the Calhoun.
The littli daughter of Mr. Fre'd Web'>~er,
Holiand, MIass., had a very bad cold and
cough which he dad not been able to cure
with any thing. I gave him a 2.5 cent bot
tle of Chamberlain's Congh Remnedy, says
W. P. Hloldon, merchant and postmaster at
West Brimtield, arid the next time I saw
him he said it worked like a charm. 'This
remedy is intended esp~ecia!!y for acute
throat and lung diseases suc'b as colds,
croup and whooping cough, and it is fa
mnous for its cnres. There is no danger in
giving it to children for it contains noth
ing injurious. For sale by. I. B. Inryea,
Editor Missiso TnMEs:
I will be pleased to have space in your
paper to say a few wvords to the publie and
our lawmakcers in rf-rence to the stock
law. It has so completely fa:led to meet
the approval of the masses, as I uinder
stand it from all information that I can
gather, that I think the people ripe for a
change. As for myself, I will abide the
consequences either waly, altheugh I be
lieve the stock law has taken one-third of
iy living thi.t I did not have to labor for.
But I am willing to abide by the lawi, as I
have been doing, provided the law is
ooeyed. As it now is adhered to it is worse
than no law.
Ninc-tenths of the people wv:nt their
stock to ruin at large for four or five months
in the yeair, although from observati'on I
am satisfied a portion of this nine-tenths is
from influence. Bnt sentiment is so strong
that I insist a change is needed. Those
who are willing to abidie by th~e law do not
dare plant oats and not allow the:n to be
eaten up and trataped unoder without in
crring the most bitter feeling from his
would be neighbors, provided he wvould
ubmit to their having a stock law or no
tock law, as it may suit their interest.
'There are a goodly number of farmers
hat ar- alive to the interest of building up
ad improving their lands by planting
peas. They do not dare do this with any
apctation of being benefited without
ncurring the same bitter feeling.
I say, let's have something permanent
tat will suit the people. I will eheerfully
bide by the law either way.
Youirs very respectfully,
W. iL. COL:.
STANXDS AT THE HEAD.
Aug J. L gei, the leading druggist of
shreveport, La., says: -'Dr. King's New
iscovery is the only things that cures my
ough, and it is the best seller I have." J.
: Camupbell, merchant ot Safford, Ariz.,
ri tes "Dr. King's New Discovery is all
ht is claii~ned for it; it never fails, and is
sure cure for Consumption, cough and
olds I cannot say eniough for its merits."
Dr. King's New~ Discovery for Constimp
on, coughs and cobis~ is not an expert
et. It has been tied for a quarter of a
entury, and to-dayi stand- at the head. It
ever disappoints. Free trial bottles at
t. B. Lorvca's
Ever reformer in the country should
eure a copy of the inangurail edition of
h "ilver Knight Watchmian,"ot Washing
ton, D. (. which wvill give an account of
he inaugural ceremonies of the early' days
of the republic as comparcd with the pomp)
and splendor of the piresent. McKinley's
abinet w;ill be reviewed, tbat the people
ay understand that the nev. adiministra
tion wil not be run in their interest, but
n the interest of corporations andl tinsts.
t will contain twelve pages, giving illustrat
tions of the Capitol, White House, view
-own Penns,1ivania avenue over which the
naugural piarade will pass, and the Pen
sion Bailiing in which the inaugural ball
will be held. TIhere will also appear an
tticle fromui the p en of Gordon Clark, en
tied 'John Sherman Summed Up; the
olitical Mephis.topheles of the Nineteenth
entury,' andl an article by M. Meline,
Prime Minister of France.
When vou come to fown to attend court,
call at the 'Times office and renew your
is a necessary and important
ingredient of complete fer
tilizers. Crops of all kinds
require a properly balanced
manure. The best
contain a high percentage
All about Potash-the results of its use by actual ez
periment on the best farms in the United States
told in a little book which we publish and will gladly
mail free to any farmer in America who wll write fork.
GERMAN KALI WORKS,
93 Nassau St., New York
NEW BEEF MARKET I
Edwin Scott, Butcher.
Fresh fat Beef and Pork every
day, butchered by one skilled
in the business.
SAUSAGES, BLOOD and LIVER
PUDDINGS a Specialty.
I do not allow hangers-on to
loaf around my market, and
can guarantee everything
bought from me to be clean.
I will deliver to the houses
My market house is opposite
Rigby's store and I ask for a
share of the patronage,
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anot ie ainearlyt businesayouetty
have ith mpae."
"Oh you l retan your sbantion.
y the way cle ad heis pleasecn
sider my house your home. "-Pearson's
HW Our "Sucs WasWl
First of all it was won by hard labor and close at
tention to business; in the second place it was won
by selling first-class goods at the lowest living
prices; and in the third place it was won by the
hearty support of our many friends from all parts of
Last September two years ago we unfurled our
banner enscribed upon it QUICK SALES AND
SMALL PROFITS FOR THE CASH ONLY.
Though small as it was, the people saw it, and they
saw what was inscribed upon it and they saw the
standard-bearer and ther saw that he meant busi
ness. They flocked to our standard from all quar
ters and the result was an unprecedented success.
Last December one year ago the fire came and
swept us from the face of the earth and many
thought that our Great Cash Store was no more, but
it was only an incentive to rise in greater splendor
than ever and the past year was
A Year +of Unequaled Prosperity,
People of Clarendon, give us your support and
we will show you that we will make you a market
here in Manning unequaled by any in the State.
Watch our advertisements closely and come when
you will and you will see that we are ready to ful
fill every promise that we make through the col
umns of The Manning Times or otherwise.
For the Next 30 Days
We Propose to Make
Some Startlilig Offers
In Dress Goods and Clothing as we wish to clear out
our fall and winter stock as nearly as possible in or
der to make room for spring goods that are already
A beautiful line of Dress Worsteds at 10c per yard, former
price 12 c per yard.
A nice line of Cashmeres in all shades at 18c per yard, for
mer price 25c.
A nice line of tailor-made Suitings at 10c per yard, former
A large line of Dress Ginghams only 5c per yard. If the
color does not stand in these ginghams we refund you your money.
We have on hand about 2,000 yards of Dress Outing that we
sold at 8, 10 and 12-c per yard that we are now closing out at 61,
7. and 9c per yard, all beautiful dress styles.
Yard-wide Bleach Homespun, no starch, only 71c per yard.
Yard-wide Sea Island Homespun, only 5c per yard.
A large lot of Canton Flannel at 6- and Sic per yard.
2,000 yards light Calicos for making little boys' waists, ladies'
shirt waists and gents' shirts, only 4c per yard. Color warranted to
stand or money returned. This is a bargain you don't meet with
Ladies, don't you want a nice, neat Matting for your bed
room or sitting room ? Well, if you do, come and see us; we can
please you. We have matting in stock from 12 1 2c up.
Don't you want a nice oil cloth to go in your hallway or din
ing room that will last you twelve or fifteen years. We have it in
stock in beautiful designs, only 30c per square yard.
The best table oil cloth made at 20c per yard.
Black oil cloth for making buggy cushions and buggy aprons,
only 25c per yard, former price 35c.
The remainder of or stock of Gents' and Youths' Clothing
we will be glad to close out at cost. Negligee Shirts and Shirts of
all kinds very Cheap. Just look in our windows and you will be
struck witth the styles. Great bargains to offer in Gents' and Chil
dren's Hats and Caps.
10 doz Gent's and Boys' all-wool Caps only 20c each.
10 doz Children's Caps at 10c each. Call and see these C'aps
and be convinced that they are bargains for the money.
Shoes! Shoes! Shoes!
Remember. we keep a large lot of Shoes on hand all the
time and at prices that must command your attention. Plow Shoes
at $1, $1.25 and $1.50 per pair. Ladies' Pebble Grain Shoes at 85c,
$1, $1.25 and $1.50 per pair. We also carry a very fine line of
Gents' and Ladies' Shoes from $2.00 to $3.30 per pair, every
pair warranted to give satisfaction.
Crockery and Glass Ware.
Genuine white China Tea Cups and Saucers, only 75c per
set. China-plates to match 75c to $1.00 per set. The best ironstone
granite Cups and Saucers only 35c per set. Best ironstone Plates
45 and 50c per set. Open Dishes, covered Dishes and Bowls of all
kinds very cheap. Large white open chambers only 30c each.
Large white Bowls and Pitchers only 75c. A large line of fancy
Glassware on hand all the time. Nice, clear glass. plain Tumblers
only 15c for six. 20c for large half-gallon Pitcher. 5c each for
large and small Lamp Chimneys.
At Agricultural Implements.
Atthis season we keep a large line of Plows, Rakes, Forks and Ax- 3
at the lowest possible prices. Dixie Boy Plows $1.15 each. Dixie points
and slides 6e each. Large wings 10e eacb. Dixie point bolts le each or
10c per doz. Splendid heavy, well ironed Hames 20c pair. Back-band
Web, 4 inches wide, only 5c per yard. 11 yards best Cotton Rope I5c. 12.
yards Grass Rope-15.
Our Grocery Department.
In our Grocery Department we have made a special effort to meet
the wants of the farmers. A large stock of tobaccos put up in small boxes
to sell by the whbolesale. Can give you a splendid grade of tobacco at 23c
per lb, and can give you good tobacco at 30c per lb. Salt 50c per sack
Very good Coffee at 10c per ib; better grade at 15c, and the best at 20c per
lb. The best Flour at $5.50 per bbl, and very good Flour at $4.50 per bbL.
The best Leaf Lard 5 1-2c by the hundred lbs. D. S. sides, 5 1 2 by the
huudred pund. Matches 50e per gross or 5e per doz boxes. 500 lbs. evap
orated apples, at 8c. per lb.
GARDEN SEEDS.-A large line of Garden Seeds of all kinds. On
ion Sets 15c per qt or 2 qts for 25c. T. WV. Woods & Sons' Seed Potatoes
which have given the best results of any potato brought to the market.
W. E. JENKINSON.