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LOUIS APPELT, EDITOR.
MANNING, S. C.:
WEDNESDAY, APR. 28, 1S97.
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advertisements. Liberal contracts made fo
three, six and twelve months.
Communications must be accompanlie(
by the real name and address of the write
in order to receive attention.
No communication of a personal char
acter will be published except as an adver
Entered at the Post Office at Manning a
"You can fool some of the peopli
all the time and all of the peopli
some of the time, but you can't foo
all of the people all of the time.
What's right is right, sooner o:
later the meaningless boasts and pre
tenses of jingo merchants will bi
found out by the people.
We have done what we said. Wi
have but one price, the lowest.
Sumter, S. C.
Opposite Bank of Sumter.
IF HE DIDN'T, HE 'MQST.
The celebrated mare "Sally" hel<
by Major B. B. Evans, and claime<
by Governor W. H. Ellerbe, has ha(
her day in court and the jurors upoi
their oaths etc., said that the rightfu
ownership in "Sally" is vested in th<
Governor, or in case "Sally" is no
forthcoming then the gallant Majo:
must go down into his clothes ani
give up the sum of three hundred
' As we said last week, the conten
tion-between these two gentlemer
was entirely a private matter witi
which the public had nothing to do
nevertheless, the testimony in th<
suit was published in the daily news
papers, and of course the verdict is
court record which changes the mat
ter from a private to a public affair
We read the testimony with consid
erable care and we failed to fini
therein any material conflict in the
statements of the parties in interest
The Governor did not seem to remem
ber very distinctly what took place be
tween himself and Major Evans a
the time of the alleged betting, bul
he was quite sure that he never mad4
a bet in his life, unless it was a joke
The Governor was eiceedingly care
ful on the stand and when asked i:
he would swear that he did not make
a bet with Major Evans, he replied
"I would not, I may have said some
thing about a bet, but if I did, it was
in a joke." And he further said thal
he would not deny that he said: "I'1
bet you a horse against $5.00," bui
he denied entering into a formal bet
Major Evans was positive a bet was
made andhands were shaken to make ii
binding. He stated the time,place and
circumstances with a degree of posi
tiveness which left no room for hirr
to be mistaken. He also proved the
length of time the horse was in his
possession and that during all this
time he claimed to be the owner.
The jury, however, were so im
pressed with the Governor's life-long
opposition to betting that they ren
dered a verdict in his favor. A thor
ough sifting of the evidence does nol
warrant the conclusion reached by
the jury unless they took the highly
sentimental ground that to rendel
the verdict for Major Evans wouli
be in effect convicting the Governoi
of the State of gambling, and yet, we
can see where they could have com<
to the conclusion that Major Evan:
was in earnest with his bet, and i
the Governor did not bet, he 'most
We have not the slightest doubt tha
if a similar suit was between two pri
vate individuals, before the sam<
jury, with the same testimony, the
verdict would be difterent.
A JUST REBUKE.
Congressman J. W. Stokes, ad
dressed a letter to Capt. D. J. Brad
ham, with the full knowledge of th<
relationship existing between Con
gressmnan John L. McLaurin and thi
captain. In that letter, by insinua
tion, he sought to injure our distin
guished youn~g representative in the
estimation of his friend. Captair
Bradham is not the man to aid any
one in such conduct by keeping si
lent, so he fittingly replied to Mr
Stokes and gave both communica
tions to the press and will be found
on our first page. The reply is
couched in choice language, at the
same time it is very "gingery," and wc
hope it will have the effect of making
Mr. Stokes crawl out from behind
his hiding place and come out it
broad open daylight whenever he
wants to attack anybody. Thest
bushwhacking tactics will be resented
'whenever and wherever discovered
and the man who resorts to such wil
not be allowed to go very far before
he will be exposed and his careel
The people, as much as they ad.
mire McLaurin, have no objection tc
-ao hi ceagues differing witl
MY SPRING LINE
A Large Stock of .e,
for Men, Boys E
3 and 4 button Cutaway Fr
way Sacks. Straight Cut Sac
and Stiff IHas, Black, Brown an
Bands. A beautiful line of
Suits or Pants Made to (
A big line of Boys' Knee P
cluding Wash Goods.
With the Large and Varied
I think I can suit almost anybol
D. J. CHANDL:
him upon any public question, but
they despise any sneaking attempts <
to injure him in their estimation. I
We are truly glad that Captain Brad
ham administered a rebuke to Mr.
Stokes by giving his letter to the pub
lie, that they may form an idea to'
what extent jealous politicians go,
when they want to injure a colleague.
McLaurin has had a good deal of
this sort of thing to contend with and
were it not for his exemplary conduct
and his zealous and brilliant career,<
the politicians would have long ago
POL[TICIANS WANT A HOBBT.
There is now among political think
ers considerable thought being given
to the Dispensary problem. At pres
ent, and for some time past, there has I
been no friction in the execution of t
the law and the people generaliy are
contented, but politicians must have
a hobby to ride and they will take 1
the Dispensary as the hobby. TheC
institution has done a vast amount off
good and if the politicians can be I
driven away from it more good can:'
be accomplished. One set want the
liquor system placed in the hands of
private individuals with the present
restrictions thrown around it, andfo
that privilege the individual
obtaining the permit must pay a highr
license. Another set wants each oft
the local authorities to make theirs
own purchases direct and do away
with the State institution. Then,d
there is another set wanting the olds
system of bars, and still another de
manding prohibition. In our humble I
judgment there is too much "mon-i
keying" with the Dispensary now, and I1
if the politicians do not let it alone,y
the thing will become a stench in the y
nostrils of the people. If the admin-v
istration of affairs is satisfactory, why v
this desire for a change? It certainly o
is not wanted by the people, for they I
are perfectly satisfied with its work- n
'ing. True, they may be desirous tob
see bigger financial results,-but witha
what they get out of it as it is, they b
do not complain. If politicians want iv
a tale of woe to tell the people, let b.
them give good reasons wby we have
no better system of free schools, and
why it is that our roads and bridg~esb
are no better; let them also give sat-r
isfactory reasons for the increased r
taxation and why it was that the last n
General Assembly spent so much t
valuable time at the expense of the a
people without giving the people
value received for the additional tax.
The Dispensary bone will not do tor
gnaw upon, unless there is corruption
in the institution. If it can be proven
that any of the board are in league1
with the whiskey dealers, it should be
eposed and the guilty punished. If
any members of the board are known
to sleep with whiskey drummers
when they visit Columbia, lift the
curtain and let the people see the,
"sleeping beauty;" they might wake :
him up, to question him as to how
much he is to get, or better still, :
search his -pockets for evidence to i
convict. If any corruption, whether
it be in members of the Board, Comn
missioner, Superintendent, shipping,
clerk, or drayman is known, out with
it, and the people will fire the cor-:
Should there be any corruption
shown, that ought not mean the de
struction of the institution; Southt
Carolina has plenty of honest men :
Iwho would conduct the Dispensaryt
as they would their own business,and l
if the present management does not
accomplish the desired results, take r1
out the weak timbers and put in
strong ones, until it will stand with-:
This is to certify that on May 11th, II
walked to Melick's drug store on a pair of
crutches and bought a bottle of Chamber-e
lain's Pain Bado for inflammatory rheuma
tism which had crippled me up. Afterc
using three bottles I am completely cured1. I
I can cheerfully recommend it.-Charlesf
H. Wetze], Sunbury, Pa.
Sworn and subscribed to before me onI
.August0, 1894.-Walter Shipman, J. P. 1
For sale at 50 cents jper bottle by R. .
IS iNOW READY.
w and Stylish Goods
ocks. 3 and 4 button Cuta
ks. Newest Shapes in Soft
ci Tan. also White with Black
ants, from 4 to 16 years, in
t Assortment that I now have
E R, the Clothier,
It is with pleasure that we note the
mdorsement of the Piedmont "Head
ight" given to what we had to say
;ith reference to Bookkeeper Scruggs
)f the State Dispensary board. Col.
5cruggs has proven his fitness for the
>osition be holds, and with all of the
rimination and recrimination in the
>ast, we have never heard the slight
st hint or intimation against him.
We have heard, however, that he has
nade himself unpopular with some
>f the Dispensary attaches and some
f the Dispensers, and also some
state House officials, and that they
re fighting him with might and main.
e is also being fought savagely by
tformer commissioner, who resigned
is position when the air was filled
vith all kinds of hints at corruption.
f course, the election of a book
meper is solely a matter for the board
o exercise their own judgment, but
s that officer has an important trust
'eposed in him, in which the people
Lre deeply concerned, wve think great
are should be exercised, lest a faith
ul officer, true and tried, is not dis
laced to gratify grudges of those
whom it became his duty to expose
o the board.
Again has the Columbia "Register"
roven its unfair manner of doing
usiness. The Stokes-Bradham cor
espondence was given to a represen
sttive of the "Register" at die latter's
pecial request, and we know that he
anded it in for publication. It
lid not appear, and wve are to pre
ume, because it was "Giving
tokes the Devil." Just now the
Register" is dangling its little legs
rom the hind steps of Stokes' wagon.
et her roll, "Register," but before
ou go very far you will discover that
ou are stealing a ride on an ice
~agon and the jolting it will receive
ill throw out a block of ice to fall
n you, and crush your little life out.
ou know, "Register," that you are
o "the only newspaper in Colum
*ia giving all the news of the world,"
d the reading public will, if they
ae not already, find out that you
ill suppress that which to you may
Ex-President Cleveland delivered
imself of a great big speech at a
eeent dinner in New York, which
ead very muchr like a missionary ser
2n pleading for light to be given to
be heathens-the masses. Cleveland
nd those who like him are worship
ing the gold en calf, and endeavoring
o play the "I am holier than thou"
acet; those who do not agree
rith them are political heretics. To
>e a Democrat, according to Cleve
ed, Carlisle and that set, you must
ll down and let the golden jugger
taut roll over you without a mur
We see it stated that Mr. John A.
loroso, one of the "News and Cour
er's" ity reporters has accepted a po
ition on the staff of the New York
Journal." his is exceedingly grati
ing to his many friends among the
ountry pencil pushers and we hope
is new field of labor will bring him
ame and fortune. Good luck to you,
The Coosaw Company has given
otice to Governor Ellerbe of its in
ention to stop operations. The State
as already reduced the royalty to
wenty-five cents per ton, and if Coo
aw is not willing to pay that sum
e think the sooner they vamoose de
anche the better for the State.
TE:E IS NOTHING SO GOOD.
T1her.- is nothing just as good as Dr.
Eing's New Discovery for Consumption,
:o"ghs anud Colds. so demand it and do
rot periht the dealer to sell you substitute.
Ie will nt claim there is anything better,
mtin r?oder to make more profit he may
im somnething else to be jnst as good.
ou want Dr. King's New Discovery be
aue von know it to be safe and reliable.
.nd gnarnteed to do good or money re
anded. F or Conghs, Colds. Consumption
ndI for allt etions of TLroat, Chest andcf
ungs, there is nothing so good as is D~r.I
s New Discovery. Trial bottles free!
1 .B. Loryea's drug store. Regular size
The Evening "Record" made its
debut to the public last Monday and
the people of Columbia have every
promise of an afternoon paper to de
serve their patronage. Editor George
R. Koester, formerly with the "Regis
ter," and who resigned that position
to maintain his self respect, is the
editor and manager of the "Record."
His first issue shows the work of a
master add now that Editor Koester
is free and untrammeled we expect to
see from the city of Columbia an
afternoon newspaper which will te
an important news and political fac
tor in the State. We extend to the
"Record" a hearty welcome and wish
it a long and prosperous life.
Ben Tillman is preparing a speech
on the tariff, and when he delivers it,
watch out for the fur that will be fly
ing through the air. He will fill
Washington's atmosphere with a sul
We join the brethren of the press
in congratulating Editor W. W. Ball
upon his recent marriage, and we
wish for him and his, many joys to
cheer their way through this vale of
BEWARE OF OINTMENTS FOR CA
TARRH THAT CONTAIN MERCURY, 4
as mercury will surely destroy the sense
of smell and completely derange the whole
system when entering it tnlrough the mu
cous surfaces. Such articles should never
be used except on prescription from rep
utable physicians, as the damage they will
do is ten fold to the good you can possibly
derive from them. Hall's Catarrh Cure,
manufactured by F. J. Cheney & Co.,Toledo,
0., contains no mercury, and is taken in
ternally, actiDg directly upon the blood
and mucous surfaces of the system. In
buying Hall's Catarrh Cure be sure you get 9
the genuine. It is taken internally, and a
made in Toledo, Ohio, by F. J. Cheney r
& Co. Testimonials free.
Sold by Druggists, price 75c. per bottle.
Turk Meets Greek.
We hope that the readers of TE TIMES
have been keeping posted on the move
ments of the war between Greece and
Turkey. Two weeks ago we gave an ac
count of the cause of the war, stating that
the sympathy which the patriotic Greeks -
had for the people on the island of Crete
was the direct cause, and predicting that
much blood would be spilled. We also
stated that should the war reach any great
proportions it would probably involve sev
eral of the other European countries. This
may yet cone true, considering the fact
that there are so many relationships ex
isting among the several thrones, both by
blood and marriage. King George him
self, the king of Greece, is a son of King
Christian, the king of Denmark, and was
elected to the Grecian throne. We could
see no direct way in which the war would
affect the United States, unless it assumed
very great proportions, in which case there
would probably be large exportations of
wheat, corn and pork, and these articles
would advance in price. The price of cot
ton could hardly be seriously affected un
less the war became so general as to in
volve England, which government would
also have to become so involved as to cause
her to draw troops from her citizenship and
thereby affect her manufacturing interests.
It is hardly probable that this will be the
case, but the last week has been an historic I
one in Europe. It has been a week of con
stant fighting between the Turkish and
Grecian troops, and may prove the 1
turning point towards the exter
mination of one or the other govern
ments. For the first few days el fighting,
the Greeks seemed to win victory after vie
toy, and covered themselves with glory.
But under the great odds that are against
them, if the other nations of Europe do not
interfere, there can be but one result, and
that is, Greece will be almost completely
annihilated by the fierce and multitudinous
Up to Sunday, the Greeks had their
headqua ters at a town called Larrissa, and
the Turks were stationed at another place
known as Ellasona. The Turks were only
waiting to get sufficient reinforcements
when they would be able to put in their
bloody work. The latest news is that the
Greeks have been completely routed, and
have abandoned Larissa. Edam Pasha,
the Turkish commander-in-chief, who has
been spoken of as a poor general, bas vin
dicated himself and proved a true leader of
his fierce followers. Great consternation
exists in Athens, and the authorities are at
a loss to know what to do. King George
seems to be somewhat at his row's end, and
unless some action is taken by some friend
l ration looking toward the prevention of
further hostilities, we predict that the war
will last only a short while longer. Edim
Pasha. a "hero of Plevna," the Turkish
commander-in-chief, has just been sup
planted by Osmon Pasha, and this fact, ini
connection with the abandoning of Larissa
by the Greeks, increases the speculation
and doubt as to what move will next be
made on the war checkerboard. Our sym
pathies are with the Greeks, but we must
remember one thing, which is that the sym
pathies of almost the entire civilized world
are also with them, and Turkey will not be
given credit for any victories except such as
are absolutely true.
Watch the result.
DID YOU EVER
Try Electric Bitters as a remedy for you
tr~ublos? If not, get a bottle now and get
relief. This mnedicine.as been found to
be peculiarly adapted to the relief and cure
of all female complaints. exerting a won
derful direct influence in giving strength (
and tone to the organs. If you have loss of
appetite, constipation, headache, fainting
spells, or are nervous, sleepless, excitable,
meloncholy or troubled with dizzy spells,
Electric Bitters is the medicine you need. I
fHealth and strength are guaranteed by its
u-e. Fifty cents and $1.00 at R. B. Lor
yea's drug store.
J. H. Lesesne has
a beautiful line of.
Oxford Ties, G-ents' -
Straw Hats, Ladies'
Sailors, Lawns, Per
cales and Notions.
Keeps Fresh Gro
ceries at bottom
s a. vigorous feeder and re
ponds well to liberal fertiliza
ion. On corn lands the yield
ncreases and the soil improves
f properly treated with fer
:ilizers containing not under
A trial of this plan costs but
ittle and is sure to lead to
Al abreut Potash-.he results of Its use byactual ex
crirhent on the best Carms in the a ited Sates-is
>d in a lit which w puba e ish and il giadly
.a2i free to any farmer in .Am:enca who wiji w: ite fur it.
GERMAN KALI WORKS,
9; Nasau St., New York.
ro Consunmers of Lager Beer:
The Germania Brewing Company, of
'harleston, S. C., have made arrangements
-i h the South Carolina State authorities
y which they are enabled to fill orders
rom consumers for shipments of beer in
ny quantity at the following prices :
Pints, patent stopper, GOc. per dozen.
Four dozen pints in crate, $2.80 per crate.
Exports, pints, ten dozen in barrel, $9.
It will be necessary for consumers or
arties ordering,to state that the beer is for
rivate consumption. We offer special
ates for these shipments. This beer is
uaranteed pure, made of the choicest hops
ad malt, and is recommended by the
edical fraternity. Send to us for a trial
Charleston, S. C.
Bi0wll lltoi's Prizes!
Po be given to the par
ties holding cor
. Gold Plated Watch, - 679
. Gold Chain, - - - 333
. Gold Ring, - - - - 3000
. Gold Belt Buckle, - 1311
. Graphophone, - - - 977
Anyone not presenting
hese tickets within the
1ext thirty days, the next
mumber following will take
he prize after the time
CALL EARLY AT
W. M. BROCKINTON'S
And the ladies will want
rs. Riff has anticipated their wants
and supplied her large Millinery
Stock with a magnificent
line of Millinery. She
also has a beauti
ful line of
The Bee Hive will sell its,
Now is the time for Bargains.
)ur stock of
SPRING DRESS GOODS
s something worth looking at. Come
and see it, and the fine line of
There is not a better line of
LOTHING and SHOES
We want you to see
>ur Goods and we will
'n-H, D. RIFF.
At the BEE HIVE.
J. L. Wilson
'HE HOME MUTUAL FIRE PRO
OF s. C.
Protects from Fire, Wind, and
Of A11 Kinds.,
Done at this Office.
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INFALLIBLE SIGNS OF SPRING.
There was a gruff fellow once who said that he never had to consult the
almanac or the weather to know when spring was approaching. The clamor
of the females of his family for new raiment was sign enough.
In anticipation of their demands, we have brought in a large line of
New and Stylish Dress Fabrics, fresh from the looms and invite the ladies
to call and see them before making their spring purchases.
Spring Dress G-oods
Ladies, you have only to come and see that our Dress Goods Depart
ment represents Bargains that cannot be found elsewhere.
40-inch All Wool Black Skirting, only 30c.
All kinds of Spring Worsted, 36 inches wide
at 20c., 25c. and 30c. per yard.
Shirt Waist Silks, 20 inches wide, only
22 1-2c. per yard. A fier line of Shirt Waist
Silks at 35c. and 50c. per yard.
Scotch Lawns, 4 1-2c. per vard.
Shirt Waist calicoes, at 4c. and 4 1-2c.
Yard Wide Pereales, only 8 1-3c. per yard.
The prettiest line of White and Figured
Organdies ever brought to this market, ranging
in prices from 10c. to 35c. per yard.
A large line of White Marseilles, for making
Boys' Waists, only 10c. per yard ; heretofore
cD I a . sold for 15c. and 20c.
Ladies, you can only appreciate our line of Spring Dress Goods by
calling and seeing them.
Heretofore theMillinery business has only been an experiment, bat
this Sprirng it is a reality. We feel safe in saying that we have the largest
line of Ladies' Fine Millinery ever shown
in this town. Our iss Beckham
has just returned from the North, where she
spent several weeks studying the fashions
and selecting Pattern Hats. Ladies, in buy
ing your Spring Hate or Bonnets from us
you need not have an' fear but what you
will get the latest
Weinvite the ladies to
call and see our Pat- trn Hats and get our
prices. We sell our Millinery much cheap
er than other milli- nery establishments,
because we have a large stock of Ladies'
Fine Dress Goods, Notions, Shoes, and
General Merchandise and we only put on a
uniformly small profit on everything alike.
In connection with this department we
carry a nice line of Butterick Patterns
ane we sell them at i the same prices you
%v ould have to pay for them in New York.
Tlaces andf Enambroideries.
If the fashion magazines indicate anything they show that this will be
a great season for Laces and Embroideries and in view of this fact, we have
laid in a supply that will meet the demands of
Laces from 2c. per yard up to 40c. peB
Embroideries from 3c. per yard up to 35c.
2,000 yards Sea Island Homespun, one
-yard wide, onla 5c. per oyard or 4 1-2c. per yard
by the boalt or half boalt.
2,000 yards very Heavy Sea Island Home
spun, 1 yard wide, only 6c. per yard or 5 1-2c.
per yard by the boalt or half boalt. .
Yard wide Bicach, no starch, only 6 1-4c.
2,000 yards Dress Ginghams, absolutely fast colors, only 4 1-2c. per
yard. 50 dozen Ladies' Gauze Undervests, any size, only 5c. each, or six for
a quarter. 20 dozen Ladies' Oxford Ties in Tan and Black, only 50c. per
pair, worth 75c.
For the cash,
W. E. JENKINSON.
THE CROLINA GROCERY COMPAN
Successors of BOYD BROS.
TEOMAS WILSON, President.
WW t$X "U*QCW2~
195 East Bay - - Charleston, S. C.
THE THE RANGE
Bank of MannIng, Last Sunday's turey
servant ugly-the ancient
MANNING, 8. 0. stove did its best-its old
enough to rest-what a
Transacts a general banking busi- wood appetite it had! Ain't
you sorry that you did not
ness. present your wife with a
wood and temper saver.
Prompt and special attention given An intelligent range that
to depositors residing out cf town. wont ruin anything unless
you let it? The Home
Deposits solicited. Pride Range and
Cooking Stoves is
All collections have prompt atten- what you want. it
tion. saves enough wood and
food to pay for itself in half
Business hours from 9 a. m. to a year; winter is only half
3 p. m. gone, so come in and see the
JOSEPH SPR~OTT, stove, at
A. LEVI, Cashier. SUMTER CHINA HALL,
President. THOS. S. flOGAN, Prop.
Opera House opposite court house.
OAOD OF DIRECTOBS.
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J. e. MnLEOD, o. E. Bnowr-,
woo Aptt it had! Ai' , -.C
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pIrE IN wANNING HOTEL.
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yo leT- it? Ah LAW,
By oui Appet. sq, Pobaidedg.RanNIg S. nd
mad sittome t grnthe what i you waLS N . I
esaves enough.woodhand .
The-~eare teretooto Cfood A toy ad foruiselof an Lalf
all and sgone, so' comedin anndcreditor
. LEI, oashier.thSUMTERAprilNneHAL,
Presi:itent. J oclc iTtHOSd.ureyn and ROGAN . Prp
why he ajdadani~ raionshold ot OpeIril doueinE opoite curnose
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