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"You can fool sonme of the people
all the time and all of the people
some of the time, but you can't fool
all of the people all of the time. -
What's right is right, sooner or
later the meaningless boasts and pre
tenses of jingo merchants will be
found out by the people.
We have done what we said. We
have but one price, the lowest.
Sumter, S. C.
Opposite Bank of Sumter.
McLAURIN AT HOME IN THE SENATE.
Never has there been an appoint
ment made by a Governor which has
met with such a unanimity of ap
proval as the appointment of John L.
McLaurin by Governor Ellerbe.From
all over the ~State comes praises of
the Governor's wisdom, and already
the expectations'-of the people are
being realized. They knew when Mc
Laurin entered the Senate Chamber
he would not wait in accordance with
custom, for one year before he would
say something, but at the first oppor
tunity to be of service to his people
he would be heard ; from he has
been heard from several times, and
always with great effect. South Car
olina need not feel ashamed of the
talent she~has to represent her in the
highest councils of the nation, for
there is no brain in this body superior
to that of our representatives. Both
of these men do not care a fig for the
old customs, if those customs are to
be an obstacle in the way of relief for
their constituency. It is with them
the people all the time.
McLaurin regards himself the peo
ple's man and that he feels so is seen
by his letter of acceptance, where he
demands a primary. He wants the
people to select their Senator
and unless he is the choice of the
people he does not want the place.
In deference to Senator McLaurin's
wishes a primary will be ordered and
from what we can see in the news
papers, there are already combina
tions being formed to defeat him. But
if the combine only knew it they are
playing right into McLaurin's hands;
it will have the effect of bringing
about a campaign which will wake
up the people and if they become in
terested McLaurin will make some
of the combination politicians wish
they had never been born. There is
a great difference bet ween being the
aggressor and on the defensive. Mc
Laurin's record has been endorsed
so often and so fully that the hardest
faced political fakir will not dare to
tackle him on that score. He has
nothing to explain, nor a tale of woe
to whine; when he comes before the
people they will greet hinm with such
an ovation that those who want to
dance the persecution jig will have to
play to matinees, for there will only
be room on the stage for stars, and
these do not play to matinees.
When the Press Association met
recently, the expressions from "the
moulders of thought," were about
unanimousin the opinion that it would
be a waste of time for any body to
oppose McLaurin, that he is imabedded
in the hearts of the people is so evi
dent, it would be regarded as a joke
for any of the former candidates to
come to the front, and as soon as the
people learn of a combination being
formed against him, they will regard
it as a fight on them and any man
suspected of being in it will be wiped
off from the politisal earth. Let the
politicians do their work, McLaurin
has more than once shown his in
dependence of them and instead of
their being able to hurt him, the boot
was on the other foot, and whenever
one of them thought MicLaurin had
made a mistake and undertook to
tackle him, an inglorious rebuke from
the people met the effort and the pol
itician was only too glad to beg for
quarter. The people will not tol
erate any foolishness in this Sena
torial race, they will regard any man
who should come before them, at
this time, with "a tale of woe," or
"the reason why," as too fresh from
the cause of his complaint for their
consideration, and when they see the
attacks on McLaurin from the "'Cot
ton Plant," published at Irby's home,
and the "Headlight," published by
Larry Gantt, they, with the loudest
voice that has ever been soa.nded in
this State, will endorse McLaurin for
the enemies he bas made.
LOOK llORE lt LEar.
Our voters will soon be called on
to elect a Senator to fill the unex
pired term made vacant by the resig
nation of Hon. L. M. Ragin, and a
Congressman, to 1111 the vacancy
caused by the promotion of Hon. J.
L. McLaurin to the United States
Senate. In making these selections
we are quite anxious that factional
lines be ignored and that men are
selected from a standpoint of fitness.
In our State Senate, only one session
will have to be served and the man
selected will have very little oppor
tunity to do much service; the peo
ple will realize this,and whoever they
may select for the unexpired time is
more than likely to be chosen for the
full term. We hope to see a number
of good, strong men brought out for
this position, regardless of factional
lines or factional affiliations. In select
ing our Representative in Congress,
we should be careful to get one who
is in accord with the policy of the
Democratic party. We do not want
what is denominated a "gold bug,
but we do want a man who is now,
and always has been loyal to his
party. We are satisfied, a man who
bolted the party nominees
will get very little solace from the
voters of this County, but a true-blue
Democrat who stood by his party
through thick and thin, whether he
was allied with the Reform or Con
servative faction, will find friends in
Clarendon. A Congressional plum
is luscious and there will be many
aspirants to crave it, but before our
readers cast their ballots for any of
the candidates, they should stop and
make diligent inquiries as to the
man's political record; they should not
be carried away by sweet promises
made on the stump, nor should they
vote for any man whose record in the
past is blemished. The race for Con
gress will be lively znd we hope the
people will take an interest and turn
out to the polls, for if they do not,
t'ey will virtually give to the thick
ly settled towns the power to dictate
who shall be the representative.
A DUTY ON RAW COTTON.
The Senate's adoption of a 20 per
cent, duty on raw cotton is about the
first legislation beneficial to the South
in many years. Tillman, McLaurin
and Bacon, of Georgia, were the
main advocates of this duty, against
fierce opposition from their brother
Democrats. This 20 per cent. duty
virtually relieves the long staple cot
ton growers from the pauper labor of
Egypt, and while the benefit will not
be as great directly, the growers of
the short staple will in a measure, be
benefited. If a tariff must obtain
and our representatives cannot secure
legislation to benefit all of their con
stituents, we think it perfectly right
in them getting what they can for a
part, especially when that part pro
cured will not be detrimental to the
interests of the others. To show how
the labors of McLaurin and Tillman
are appreciated at home, when the
news reached here of the Senator's
action on lumber, one of the most
wide-awake lumber manufacturers in
this section,a man who was diametric
ally opposed to either of our repre
sentatves, sent each of them a tele
gram of congratulation. The people
are watching our representatives and
the political education of the past
few years is now standing them in
good stead. The old antiquated idea
of "better starve than to accept any
thing not laid down in the creed of
our forefathers" is being brushed
aside and reason and business sense
bas become t'he creed and the com
pass to guide our modern statesmen.
who were reared amid liberal thought
and educated to progressive action.
BUTLER OU'T OF POLITICS.
We think it entirely out of place
the way some of the newspapers are
handling the name of ex-Senator M.
C. Butler, who has time and agai~n
said that he was out of politics. If
this distinguished gentleman desires
the quietness of private life, then in
the name of common sense, why do
some newspapers keep on nagging at
him. General Butler served his peo
ple with both honor to himself and
his State, and after a long and con
tinuous service,when the people made
a change, he was not able to retire
to the private shades with a swollen
bank account, but at once he had to
hustle for a living and that is what
he is doing at this time. We are
glad to say from information received
that he is doing well in his profes
sion and he does not need to have
any cravings for public life. We did
not support General Butler, on the
contrary, did what we could to defeat
him, but now, that he is out of pub
lic life, we think his opponents should
have the decency to not handle his
name except in the most respectful
manner. After the campaign in which
General Butler was defeated it was
our good fortune to have been thrown
into his society and although he was
aware of how bitterly we fought him,
he was magnanimous enough to lend
a helping hand when it was needed.
From that moment wve vowed that if
ever the opportunity offered we
would show our appreciation; we fear
the chance will never come in a poli'
tical way, but we would lack the ap'
preciation of a brute, did we sit
quietly by and without protest, per.
mit editors who are not fit to black
General Butler's boots, malign and
slander him with impunity.
That was a very graceful act or
the part of Senators Tillman arl Mc
Laurin to call on President Melnley
and ask for the retention of Genera]
Wade Hampton in the Railroad Com
mission unt.1 the General has had
reasonable time to recuperate his
health. The President granted the
request which will give General
Hampton an opportunity to seek the
rest he needs by taking a trip across
Snd vonr address to H1. E. Buicklen
C. Ch:~eugo, and get a free sample bx
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theyL hav been proved invaluable. T'Iy
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OUR EXPECTATIONS REALIZED.
The good sense and judgment of
Governor Ellerbe has been fully sus
tained in his appointment of Hon. J.
L. McLaurin to fill the vacancy
caused by the death of Senator Earle.
In his new field of labor Senator
McLaurin has more than met the full
measure of our expectations. He
entered the Senate armed with the
experience of a well earned reputa
tion in the House, and during his
first week of service made his cour
age and ability felt for the good of
the South. His promise to protect
the welfare of South Carolina and at
all times labor for the happiness and
material prosperity of her people has
been as faithfully kept in the Senate
as it was in the House.
His first victory in the Senate was
over the railroad tie industry in which
he routed the Republican committee
and broke up the scheme of creating
a Northern monopoly in that line of
business. After this came the con
test for a duty on raw cotton. Sena
tor Bacon, of Georgia, introduced
the amendment whilt Senator Mc
Laurin supported it with ability and
effect. It was declared that a duty
on raw cotton would not benefit the
cotton planter. McLaurin took the
position that it would benefit the
grower of long staple and indirectly
benefit the grower of short staple, but
above other considerations it would
place the planter of the South and
the farmer of the West on an equal
ity. A duty of 20 per cent. was im
posed and we predict that the near
future will show the wisdom of thus
equalizing the tariff conditions be
tween the two sections. All through
the debate Senator McLaurin dis
claimed being a protectionist or con
senting in any manner to that doc
trine, but declared he was acting in
strict accord with the well defined
Democratic doctrine of equal and
exact rights to all under the law.
Then followed the fight over the
rice schedule in which he took the
lead. It was McLaurin's arguments
and facts which again forced the
Republican committee to recede from
its position and restore the duties
proposed in the House bill. In this
debate he disclosed such a familiarity
with the subject that the entire Sen
ate listened with marked attention.
Duiing his brief term in the Senate
the Republican committee has been
compelled to back down from a pro
posed injustice to Soutbern indus
tries on three paragraphs in the bill
-lumber, rice and cotton, and Mr.
McLaurin is entitled to a very large
share of the credit.
No. Governor Ellerbe made no
mistake in appointing McLaurin and
South Carolina will make no mistake
in returning him to the Senate.
AS OTHERS SEE US.
Some time ago the Greenville
"News" undertook to lecture "Reform
newspapers" for indulging in indecent
personalities. We clip a paragraph
from that "I am holier than thou"
sheet to remind our contemporary
that it should wash itself of its own
sins before it has the brazen effrontery
to condemn others. The following is
the clipping referred to:
Speaking of the editor of The "Head
light" "being tied to no man's coat-tail,".
we recall an anecdote of an English states
man who, in the presence or his angelic
spose, observed that "a wife was nothing
more than a tin can tied to a dog's tail,
whereupon a wit, perhaps Mr. Sheridan,
dashed off a stanza declaring that the can
wV a bright. useful and beautiful thing
until it had been smirched by the filth of
the cur to whom it was attached.
The Union "Times," in its write-up
of the recent Press trip, seems to
think it wonderful for Appelt and
IN. (G. Gonzales "being photographed"
Iside-hy side; a position they have nev
r held in South Carolina.".Brother,we
have never had any objection to being
photographed by the side of a good
looking man and one of the grand
results of the recent meeting of the
Press Association was the meeting of
such men as Gonzales and Appelt,
the opportunity of looking into each
others' faces, talking and exchanging
views, understanding one another;
we predict that it will mark an epoch
in journalism in South Carolina,
which the people as well as the Press
will look back to with a source of
pleasure. We have had our "ups
and downs" with the editors through
out the State and in several instances
a considerable amount of personal
feeling was injected, but those are
days of the past and as far as we are
concerned, we do not wish to see a
return of that kind of journalism. We
are perfectly willing to discuss men
and measures strictly on merit and
not permit any personalities to be
injected in any of our writings. We
did have a little editorial "hair-pull
in" with Gonzales, but we are satis
fiedl there was a misundeistanding of
each others' motives and we are glad
ve saw so much of that distinguished
writer and came in personal contact
with him. He is not the hydra-headed
monster some editors would paint
him, but a most agreeable gentleman
and one who,like wine, improves with
age. He is a fearless writer, but a
fair one. No one has ever charged him
with hitting below the belt.
The "Herald," of Laurens,has been
seeing all kinds of spooks ever since
the visit of Colonel T. L. Gantt and
ajor U. X. Gunter, to ex-Senator
J. L. M. Irby, at his home in Laurens.
Uy some strange coincidence the
"otton Plant," published by a son of
the editor of the "Herald" has caught
the same afiiction and one is crying
out a warning against traitors while
the other is vilifying and slandering
McLauin. Bo0th of these papers are
being as much effect on the public
mind as would a little boy shooting
spit balls at the moon through a cane.
DAFNESS CANNOT BE CURED
Iby oca applicat-ons, as they cannot reach
tl'e diseased portion of the ear. There is
only one1 'ay to cure. Deaifuess, and that is
bv 'costitut'ionail remnedies. Deafness is
casd by an initiae.l condition of the
mucous finn of the Eustachian Tube.
When th i ub gt, iuilamed vou have a
rumblin s oun:1 0r imlperfec't hearing, and
whe it is entirelv e'1osed Deafness is the
resut andunle"' the inflammation can be
tken outi andI this tube restored to it~s nor
ial conition, hearing will be destroyed
'over: ninea cases out of ten are caused
ly Ctr'h which is nothing but an in
la'ed e rndition of the mucous surfaces.
We waill give one hundred dollars for
ny case of Deafness (caused by catarrh)
th cnnot be cured by Hall's Catarrh
Cure Se~nd for circulars, free.
F.J CHENEY & Co., Toledo, 0.
When the decision of Judge Sim
onton first became known and Gov
ernor Ellerbe gave it out that no
special session of the General Assem
bly would be called, we agreed with
him, but since the ruling of the
United States Revenue Department
has virtually given liquor sellers the
right to run rough shod over the
State and its legally constituted
authorities, we think it would be the
part of wisdom for a convening of
the Legislature at once, and suspend
the operation of the present Dispen
sary law; then, pass a prohibition
law and with the present constabulary
force, enforce it. If the Supreme
Court reveries Judge Simonton, the
Dispensary law can be re-enacted.
We do not think it the part of wis
dom to allow the State to become
dotted with rum shops before some
action is taken to prevent it. If
Judge Simonton is sustained we
must either have prohibition or a
high license system, and as in our
judgment prohibition will not work
but a short time, a system of license
can be adopted which will prevent
the sale of liquor getting into the
hands of bad men. Some action
should be taken at once, because if
every town and hamlet is allowed to
become infested with original pack
age barrooms trouble and no end to
it will follow. It is easier to prevent
the opening of a liquor ranch than to
break it up after it is established.
The."Cotton Plant" has taken up
the idea that the booming of Mc
Laurin means the destruction of Ben
Tillman; just how it reasons out such
a result, is as clear as blue mud. Ben
Tillman will "tote his own skillet"
when the time comes, just as Me
Laurin is "toting" his now. Nothing
but a faithful and able service to the
people placed McLaurin where he is,
and if Ben Tillman's record is as
good he need fear nothing. We have
just emerged from a campaign of ed
ucation and the people are doing
their own thinking; they have drop
ped the foolish idea that nothing
good can come from a Reformer, so
much so, that one of the most ardent
haters of Tillman recently telegraphed
him congratulations for his position on
a certain measure before the Senate.
The factional strife has ended, each
side have sheathed their swords and
from now on, merit, fitness and
loyalty to the Democratic party, both
Nat' al and State, will be the quali
fyi elements for public honors.
The greater part of the testimony
in the Watts-College court of inquiry
has been taken, and the further hear
ing has been postponed until the 22d
inst. A careful and unprejudiced
reading of the vast amount of testi
mony will show, as we said before,
that while General Watts might have
avoided coming in contact with the
students, yet it is evident that a few
of the students were anxious for a
fuss. The testimony reveals a consi
derable amount of variance on the
college side, and while the Watts
side does not agree entirely, in the
main it does, and shows beyond a
doubt that the colonel of the regiment
did inform General Watts that he had
permission to use the grounds with
out any further explanations. We
are still inclined to the belief that
Watts should not be held entirely
responsible for the unfortunate trou
President Woodrow, of the South
Carolina College, has tendered his
resignation to the board of trustees.
Of course, the unfortunate difficulty
between the students and police and
General Watts had nothing to do
with this resignation, but if he had
not resigned we think the board of
trustees would have had good
grounds to administer a reprimand
to the distinguished divine and in
structor for his intemperate utter
ances after the college embroglio.
The people noticed how be allowed
his passion to get the better of his
piety by offering a fervant prayer for
his students' recovery, and the mark
ed ignoring of the poor policeman
who was struck down from behind
by the brave college students.
The Agricultural Hall case has not
been ended yet. Just as the attor
ney for Mr. Wesley was about to
take possession of the building be
was faced with a staying order from
Judge Simonton, and on last Thurs
day, Attorney General Barber obtain
ed an order for the other side to
showv cause why the execution should
not be set aside and the judgment
be opened. The argument will be
heard in Charleston on the 22nd inst.
It will be a great blow if the State
finally loses this case, because it
means the admission of the old Blue
Ridge fraudulent bonds, and several
million more dollars in taxes to pay.
Attorney General Barber is making
every effort possible to save the peo
ple from this imposition.
It may be interesting to know
something about the present cotton
situation as it has been the subject
of discussion by our statesmen. The
situation from a commercial stand.
point, is as followvs: In 1879, the fist
year for which we find official cotton
statistics, the total amount of Egyp.
tian cotton was 270,060,813 pounds,
whereas in 1895 the latest official
statistics show 521,427,463 pounds,
an increase of almost double, made
by pauper labor and brought into
direct competition with the fleecy
staple of this country. Does it need
a student of political economy to see
that our representatives are right tc
seek relief from such a condition.
Governor Ellerbe has been peti.
tioned with a strong paper signed by
prominent Reformers in Laurens
County to have the charges made by
Larry Gantt and others against Ben
Till man investigated. The Governor
very properly declines, as he is with
out authority, coming in such a shape.
Senator Tillman says he would like
an investigation and now those who
believe Senator Tillman is tainted
with corruption should take the
proper steps to obtain the investiga
tion they are constantly crying for,
or else "hush."
The mails are constantly bringing
letters to Captain D. J. Bradham to
enter the Congressional race, and we
feel confident that by the next issue
of this paper he will make his formal
Elsewhere is the card of Hon. J.
M. Johnson, as a candidate for Con
gress to succeed Hon. J. L. McLaurin,
and as he is comparatively unknown
to many of our readers, we think it
proper for us to say that he is re
garded one of the finest Solicitors ir.
the State. There is no question as
to his ability and integrity. In a let
ter received from him he informs us
that he supported William J. Bryan
in the recent national contest and
will do so again if the opportunity
is afforded him. Mr. Johnson stands
high in his Judicial Circuit, as is
evidenced by his long service as So
licitor of the fourth circuit.
Oh, no! Greenville "Mountaineer."
We are not "the logical candidate" to
succeed "Curly-haired Johnnie." The
Congressional plum is too far from
our grasp for us to think about striv
ing for it. But you are right when
you say we are "too busy making a
good newspaper to turn aside after
the flesh pots." Our rule is never to
drop the substance for a shadow.
Senator's Tillman and Hoar had a
lively tussle on the sugar schedule
last Monday, in which the Senator
from Massachusetts failed to convince
"our Ben" that such a thing as cor
ruption in the Senate is impossible.
Tillman thinks that Senators are just
like other people and liable to the
same weaknesses and temptations.
The Senate does not want the
$ugar scandal investigated, but Till
man persists in his demands and is
daily making fine campaign litera
ture for the next national contest.
Tillman's demands will rise up before
the Republican party and haunt it at
Senator McLaurin has secured a
lucrative position in Washington for
Mr. John H. Earle, son of the late
Senator Tillman made one of his
characteristic speeches in the Senate
last Thursday, advocating relief for
tue faime rs.
WISE MEN KNOW
It is folly to build upon a poor foundation,
either in architecture or in health.A founda
tion of sand is insecure, and to deaden
symptoms by narcotics or nerve compounds
is equally dangerous and deceptive. The
true way to build up health is to make your
blood pure, rich and nourishing by taking
Hood's Pills act easily and promptly on
the liver and bowels. Cure sick headache.
"The Passing of Bryan."
We note in a few Southern cuckoo
newspapers certain outbursts of flab
by jubilation over what the editors
are pleased to call "the passing of
Bryan." Some of these editors still
retain the Federal offices to which
Mr. Cleveland appointed them four
years ago. Others are patiently
waiting for the Cleveland millenium
four years hence. Bryan is their
bugaboo, and his "passing" is the
vision which irridates their fatuous
Has there been a "passing of Bry
an?" Does Mr. Bryan stand lower to
day in the esteem, the confidence,
the affection of the Democratic mass
es than he did on the day before elec
tion last November? Defeated can
didate though he be, has he lost the
smallest fraction of his influence over
those who have followed him through
the brilliant and dramatic campaign
of 106? We look in vain for any evi
dence to such effect. Nowhere in the
whole political prospect do we find
the slightest indication that his star
had waned. We see Mr. Cleveland
retire to private life after twelve
years of leadership, eight of which
he spent as President of the United
States, and save the little band of
feathered ones who roost and t witter
in the Reform Club of New Tork, we
detect no symptoms of sorrow and
regret in the ranks of the Democracy.
But Bryan, the standard-bearer of a
few months the defeated chieftain
with no record of domination to com
mend him, with no background of
successful leadership and no atmo
sphere of official powe~r and promi
nence-Bryan is in the mouths of all
Democrats; his counsel is solicited in
every State; his views and wishes are
consulted hourly; the whole scheme
of Democratic action for the future
revolves about him. Defeat at the
polls seems to have only endeared
and strengthened him. He arouses
enthusiasm as surely and as power
fully as he did eight months ago.
He ~is, in all genuine respects, more
truly the head of thef Democracy
than he ever was before.
Nothing in the career of this ex
traordinary young man is as astound
ing as his present relation to and in
fluene over the party organization
of which, last July, he was made the
candidate and representative. When
at the the Chicago Convention, he
first .sprang into prominence; when,
elevated in an instant to dazzling al
titudes and environed with the in
explicable magic of popular enthusi
asm he seemed almost a demigod:
even then he was a less wonderful
produt of political evolution than
he is to-day. The sudden fervor of
a party gathering, the mysterious
magnetism that transforms men io
devotees, are not uncommon things
in our experience. But the man who
passes through the disenchanting
prcess of a campaign, who endures
the scrutiny of hundreds of thou
sands of his fellow citizens, and who,
most trying test of all, encounters
defeat eventually-the mani who
emerges from all these trials with
his dignity unimpaired and his influ
nce intact-this man is not to, be
dismissed with a quotation or elimi
nated by an epigram.
Has there been a '"passing of Bry
n." Not vet, dear little euckoos.
William J. Bryan is a larger, a more
imperious and a more forceful quan
tity in the Democratic equation of
the present than Mr. Cleveland and
all his personal followers put to
gether. We do not endeavor to ex
plain it. We simply recognize the
tremendous overshadowing fact.
Dr. B. M. Badger left last Saturday for
Charleston. On Monday he will sail on
steamship Comanche for New York: be will
suend about four weeks and take a
post graduate course at the New York
Major R. R. Briggs has put up a wind
mill and w'ill furnish his house with water
s soon as we have rain enough to fill the
Mrs. J. Adger Smythe left last Tbursday
for her home in the "City by the Sea," after
a ten days stay, visiting Mr. R. R. and Dr.
Miss Blanche Billups and Miss Emmie
Tisdale returned home last Friday from
Rck Hill, where they have been attending
V. B. Melton, Esq., of Columbia, spent
a few days in our town last week.
The ladies of Summerton are taking a
great deal of interest in preparing the chil
dren for their daywhich will be one night
The farmers are jubilant over the pros
pcts of their crops; they are in fine fix.
Has our friend Mr. Editor, written all in
regard to his trip to Nashville? It was very
intcerestin ni w uld l it hear more.
I heard some one say that twy womo
like for Mr. Appelt to take :noth'r trip if
he would get "Dear little ii .ry" to ,lit
THE TimEs for him.
Mr. and Mrs. M. S. ('nt.-y hvr- bec
quite sick,and we are glad to knoT they arc
THE 'TiMEs A1i is Prpar m .1, :,:
kinds of job work, and sat:.factio-n i-:.
anteed. Any work entrustt.1 t" 1us wul i
done qluicly an d with nene:css.
FOR CONGIr .
Enconraged by many friend-, I hereb
announce my Candidacy. subject to the
rules of the Democratic Party, for th seat
in Congress from th- Sixth District of
South Carolina, whi-h has been left vacant
by the appointment of lon. John L. 31e
Laurin to the United States Senate.
.J. M. .JOHNSON.
In accordance with an Act of the
General Assembly, it becomes Imy
duty to inform the public of the fol
It is unlawful to fish with nets or
gigs, or set traps. or shoot fish with
any kind of gun, in any of the fresh
waters, rivers, creeks. lakes or other
streams in Clarendon. Chesterfield.
Georgetown. Horry. Marion. Marl
boro and Richland Counties between
the first day of May and the first day
of September: punishment, a fine of
twenty dollars. one half to be paid
informer, or thirty days imprison
Any person killing, injuring or de
stroying any fish in the fresh waters
of this State by the use of dynamite,
giant powder, or other explosive ma
terial, shall be punished by a fine of
not more than one hundred dollars,
or imprisonment not more than six
months, or both, in the discretion of
It is unlawful for the inhabitants
of any County but Colleton and
Berkeley, to fish for profit without
obtaining a license therefor.
Hunting, fishing or shooting on
Sunday is punished by not more than
fifty dollars fine or thirty days lin
Any violation of the preceding fish
law is punished by from ten to one
hundred dollars fine, one-half
to be paid informer, or imprisoned
from ten to thirty lays for the first
offense: but for the second offense
the punishment shall be one to five
hundred dollars fine, one-half to be
paid the informer, or thirty days to
six months imprisonment.
All of the fish laws must be enforced
by the Supervisor and Township
As a sworn official I will discharge
my duty. but I hope there will he no
necessity to invoke the aid of the
T. C. OwEns,
IN ACCORDANCE WITII SECTION
1451 of the General Statutes of South
Carolina, the County Board of Commis
sioners, at their meeting the 1st Monday in
April, adopted the following schedule of
licenses for the . ear 1897:
Hawkers and Peddlers.......... 15.00.
Stoves and Ranges. .............$25.00.
Lightning Rods ............... ..$25.00.
Clocks and Watches ..............$25.00.
Sewing Machines .................25.00.
Pianos and Organs ..............25.00.
Horses and 31ules........80 00.
All persous engaging in thc above uen
tioned occupations must procure a lise
or they will become liable to punishmnent
under the law.
It shall be the duty of every Ma,.istrate
and every Constable and of the SheritY and
of h% regular Deputies, t1, and every citi
zen may. demand and inspect the ltee
of any hawker or peddler in his or their
county, who shall come un<der the noti ce
of any of said ofieers, and to arrest or
cause to be arrested, any hawker or ped
dler found without a good and valid li
cense, and to bring such hawker or. ped
der before the nearest Magist-te to be
dealt with according to iaw.
By order of board.
T. C. OwE,S
Manning, S. C., April 5, 18i7.
4GENTS WANTED for Dr. Talmaage's
S"The Earth Girdled" or his tamous
tour around the woral. A thrilling story
of savage and batrbarus lanb. Four
millon Tahuage books sold, aLnd "The
Earth Girdled" is his latest ani greatest.
Demand enormous; e-verybody wants this
famous book. Only $3.50. Big hook, big
commisson, a gold mine fot worke-rs.
Credit given, freightage pail, outfits free.
Drop all trash and sell the K~ng ot Books
and make $300 per month. Address for
outfit and territory, P'EOPLE'S, 3tJ41 Mar
et Street, Phdladelphia, Penn.
The Township Boards of Coinmis
sioners of public highways of Claren
don County will take notice that
they are hereby required to instruct
each of the overseers in their respet
ive townships, to stake off their- re
spective roadscand notify any per
sons plowing or otherwise obstruct
ing the public roads within said
stakes wvill be req1ui red to answer as
directed by law. Byv order of the
T. C. OwEas.
Clh. Bd. Sup. C. C.
Manning, May :3~>
The State ot South Carolina,
Notice is hereby given that in ac
cordance with in Act of the General
Assembly, the book~s for the registra
tion of all legamlly quatlified voters.
w~ill be open it the coturt house, be
tween the hours of . o'clock, a. in..
and o 'clock, p. m.. on the first Mon
day of each mnoth and for three sue
cessive davs, until thirty days be
fore the next generail election. Minors
who shall become of age during that
periodl of thirty day , shall be en
tit ed to regi'stration before the
books are closed, if otherwise quali
G. T. WVORSHAM,
S. (I. +RIFFIN,
E. D). HIODOE.
Supervisors of Registrat ion.
Manning, S. C., Januairy 1st 1%.7
To Consumers of L.ager Bees:
The Germnania Brewing: Company, <
Charleston. S. C., have made arrangeme~ nts
with the Southi Cartolina State authorities
by which they are enabled to) till orders
from cusume'rs fir sbhiments of herm
any quantity it the followinag prices:
Four dozeu pnt-, tin erate. $2.60 ler crate.
Exports, pinL.t' tn doz n in barrA! SI.
It will be necessr for It clinsumte r5 or
parties ordering' to state tha the Lemrisr
p~rivate eons umtion a. We et spreia
rates for the-se shipmenats. This be r i
guaranterd pure, naade of the chaleest his
an t a ndi eommnde byth
medl f rtit .Sntousfra ia
From now we will sell
our Entire Stock of
Suring and Summer
Clothing, Hats and
Goods at Greatly Re
i r k to our
Thve pub Gli an deo
ginsd tAnd we wi sll
To reduce the stock before
moving into my new
store, I will sell
EVERYTHING AT COST
FOR NEXT 60 DAYS.
Our Millmiery Departmlenlt
Is well stocked with the very latest
novelties and most fashionable styles
in Millinery. These are all New
Goods and will be sold at cost simply
to reduce the stock. Eve:y lady
in Clarendon County should call and
examine these goods, as rare bar
gains will be offered.
We also have a large line of
Dry Goods = Cashmeres
In the latest colors and figures
These goods will be offered at prices
never before equalled in the State.
My entire stock of merchandise
must be reduced, and for the next
sixty days, the entire stock, which in
cludes everything kept in a first class
store, will be sold at cost.
Call early and get the pick of the
DWiH, D. RIFF,+
DR. J. FRANK GEIGER,
MVAI:NING, S. C.
OFF13E IN MANNING HOTEL.
JoSEPH F. RHME. W. C. DiEv
RHAME & DAVIS,
AITORNEYS A7 LAW,
MANNIN G, S. C.
JOHN S. WIIESON,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
Geo.S. Hacker &Son
* - MAE L -I
MOLINGO AND BULDNY
Last Sunday's turkey
spoiled- husband mad
servant ugly--the ancient
stove did its best--its old
enough to rest--what a
wood appetite it had! Ain't
you sorry that you did not
present your wife with a
wood and temper saver.
An intelligent range that
wont ruin anything unless
you let it? The Home
Pride Range and
Cooking Stoves is
what you want. It
saves enough wood and
food to pay for itself in half
a year; winter is only half
gone, so come in and see the
SUMTER CHINA HALL,
THOS. S. ROGAN, Prop.
Opera House opposite court house.
En l~eb erg
The only machine that in one operation
will clean, hull and polish rongh rice, put
ting it in muerchantable condition, ready
for table use. SIMPLE AND EASY TO
CORN MILLS, SAW MILLS,
An:1 all kinds of Wood-Working Ma
Talbott anid Liddell
On hand at Factory prices.
V. C. BADHAM,
COLUMBIA. S. 0.