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LOUIS APPELT, Enrroa.
MANNING, S. C.:
WEDNESDA. JULY 14. 1S.
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Entered at the Post OQice at Mlanning as
"You can fool some 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 or jingo merchants will be
found ont by the people.
We have done what we said. We
have but one price, the lowest.
Sumter, S. C.
Opposite Bank of Sumter.
CAMPAIGN OF EDUCATION.
The political caldron is on, and the
people are invited to listen to the
noise it is making. The entries for
the senatorial contest are a handsome
set, of men and each of them have an
"issue" to discuss before the . voters.
They all about agree on the question
of finance but they have a difference
of opinion on the tariff.
Senator McLaurin is asking the
people for endorsement and all of the
others are trying to persuade the peo
pie from giving him that endorse
-ment; it is our opinion that McLaur
in will be ovcrwhelmingly endorsed,
not from any fanciful sentiment, but
from pure merit, for if any man has
ever endeavored to represent a con
stituency faithfully, it is he. Mc
Laurin has endeared himself to the
people by his independent course in
public life and his record proves that
he has not eaten idle bread.
The only danger to McLaurin lies
in- apathy among the voters; should a
spirit of indifference or over
confidence take possession of
of the people the vote will be small
and room is left for the politicians to
.succeed in bringing about his defeat,
but if the people will follow up the
arguments of the candidates and then
turn out to the primary election we
are satisfied that the verdict will be
his triumphant election.
It is worth miles of travel to hear
McLaurin's account of his steward
ship; his presentation of the issues
now forermost in the public mind is
simply beyond refutation. He does
not attempt to deal in the small talk
usually indulged in by the politicians
aind his arguments are of that high
instructive character which should
come from a man who aspires to the
high position he seeks. Every
speech he delivers leaves a lasting
impression. He causes men to think
and discuss questions that were here
tofore left to those who occupied seats
in a law making body--questions
that did not reach the masses.
There is nothing in his speeches to
stir up strife, nor is there anything
clownish to divert the mind from the
serious problems. No man can listen
to his reasoning, but what will give
him credit for honest conviction and
a desire to serve his country for the
welfare of the people. McLaurin is
not going- over the country to array
one class o'f men against another, nor
is he endeavoring to fill the minds of
.the people with all kinds of bugaboos.
Some of his opponents would like,
to make it appear that McLaurin has
entered a combination to defeat Ben
Tillman, they thinking by filling the
public ear with such rot,the old issues
that are dead, will be resurrected and
factional bitterness will be renewed.
We mistake the temper of the masses
if the p)oliticians succeed in any such
attempt;the people do not want a re
vival of factional hate, and they are
willing to judge men by their merit
and their loyalty to the Democratic
Colonel Irby has on every occasior.
ini his speeches disregarded the issues
and has made the waving of the fac
tional flag his stock in trade. His
entire plan of canvassing is not be
coming a man who aspires to such a
high position; the tirades would be
becoming to a ward heeler in a city,
but when it comes to a candidate for
the United States Senate, the highest
office in the gift of the people, some
thing more than a satirist is wanted.
The people do not care a fig for bra
vado, nor for the funny stories deliv
ered from the stump, they want to
know what Congress is doing and
what will be the effect of what that
body has done.
McLaurin is the only candidate so
far, that has confined himself strictly
to th work of enlightening the neo
ple. He is prepared to do so, as he
has given the great subjects now agi
tating the minds of the people study.
We do not believe there is a repre
sentative in Congress from any State
who has devoted more time and
study to the important questions
than Senator McLaurin, and to the
inluiring mind his speeches are an
This clap-trap stuff some of his op
ponents are indulging in may be
pleasing to the candidates themselves,
but the people want something more
substantial; they want McLaurin 's
arguments refuted if it can be done,
the dealing in unsustained assertions
that a dark plot has been made to de
feat Tillman, and that McLaurin is in
that plot, is looked upon as a political
dodge to arouse prejudice, and what
confirms this belief is the sharp meth
ods that e:-United States Senator
Irby indulges in.
He and his kind are constantly
throwing out ominous hints that the
"devil will catch you sure" if you vote
for McLaurin. Mr. Irby has forgot
ten that the people have had a six
years' course of political training and
they have kept up with the records
of public men; they know all about
the record made by Senator Irby in
Conu'-,ss and in the Constitutional
Coi vention. t hey also know all about
Mr. Trbys course since the Constitu
tionai doaveiion, and they Well re
member his hatred for Ben Tilhnau,
who he now professes to love and is
swinging to bis coat-tail with a death
grip. Irby in private life scorned
Tillman and John Gary Evans, and
now that he has re-entered public life,
he becomes cheek by jowl with "In
gratitude" and "Treachery," names
that he gave to a pair of horses.
"Ingratitude" was named for John
Gary Evans, and "Treachery" for Ben
Tillman. Irby did not hide his con
tempt nor bite his tongue to say all
kinds of hard things about both of
them, and today with an office in
sight, in the language of Gen. Hugh
Farley, he struts around like "a big
buck nigger on emancipation day,"
and charges MeLaurin with being at
the head of a conspiracy to defeat
Ben Tillman. Everybody knows that
Irbv's love for Tiliman is about as
strong as the devil's is for holy water
and his solicitude at this time is a
case of crying "stop thief."
SHARP PRACTICE WO\'T WORK.
If there ever was a political monte
man, it is Col. J. L. M. Irby. He
Las taken up an idea that he can have
John McLaurin defeated by taking
advantage of every little remark that
may be dropped by any of McLaur
in's friends. Last Wednesday after
noon, the editot of THE TIMES in a
friendly conversation with a repre
sentative of the Charleston "Post,"
replied in response to a question,
that "Irby is not in it. I'll bet money
he will not carry Laurens." Irby
took hold of the remark as a text for
his speech at Hibernian hall. He
affected great indignation, and with
violent language undertook to mis
lead his audience into believing that
MLaurin's friend had given out an
interview which was a reflection upon
his character and slanderous and di s
resetful. Irby simply attempted
to wvin sympathy for himself from the
audience at the expense of THE TIMDB
editor, but we had too much respect
for the people of Charleston to allow
them buncoed by this political fakir.
As soon as we could obtain permis
sion from Chairman Barnwell, we
called Colonel Irby to a standstill and
explained how the remark was made,
assuring him that no disrespect wvas
intended; wye then read from the
paper the language attributed to us.
When we took our seat several gen
tlemen turned to us and said that if
Irby was the right kind of man he
would never have attempted his
-horse play," and after our explana
tion he wvonld have apologized.
They do not snow Mr. Irby. His
affected indignation was for the news
papers, to reach the up country and
for the purpose of stirring up the
boys. Irby acknowledges that lie is~
playing a game of politics. He re
sorts to all kinds of sharp tricks to
hoodwink the people, but lie will
find it a case of "it used to be the
caper, but it don't go now."
To prove that Irby's indignation
was affected, we met him on the street
just before going to the speaking and
we stopped and had a very pleasant
conversation with him. If he felt
offended at wvhat wve playfully said to
a reporter, he showed uo signs of it.
The reporter quoted us correctly and
we so stated, yet lIrby tried to t'vist
our disclaimer of disi-espect into giv
ing the reporter "the lie." The re
porter, who is Mr. McMaster, was
present and we turned to him and
asked if he so regarded our statement
and his reply came Iprompt, '-No,
Irby is a fool." Irby attempted to
make political capital out of the inci
dent just as be did out of the Su:nter
inident. He insulted the Sunger
audience, because they applauded a
retort from MeLaurin, and after ca!!
ing them city henchmen, when the
fact is about three-four-ths of the
audience wvas made up of country
Reformers, he had the cheek to ap
pea t, the Conservatives for-support.
We told the Charleston "Post" re
porter that we wvould bet that Irby
will not carry Laurens, not with the
intention of being dlisrespectful, for
it w ould be cr-uel to speak disre-spect -
fl of the dead, but it was ani opinion
that we have a right to exp-"ss and
since the episode we have informa
ion wvhich conmirms the opinion.
Good men from Laur-ens assure us
that Irby will not carry that County-.
At the Charleston meeting we
could have exposed Mr. I-by's game,
had wye been disposed to do so, bat
we knew the people of that city were
accustomed to see stage performances
and if they knewv nothing of the man
before, they learned enougth oil that
occasion to convince them that he was
foo'ing himself a great deal mor-e than
he fooled h is hearers.
It uiy be worth somethina' to kn- tha
Ls Eb-ei :itt:s. The n2eicitne a purKy
vegenbie, cts b .:ii tone to thet nerre
cetesi thest~ue ''ently st:niulat '
th lie an d idv. . a-nd aids thvee<r
'a1s in thrina ' - ipurities in th
blood. E~ ].etrie it-r -improves the p
.eiLad digstion, anid is ronoun-cd
b itse who ha trid it as th ve-ry bs
blod puritier and ueirv- to.ie. Try it.
S d for ~>0e. oi :.0 pcr L~ottle at Rl. R~
(AL'aI\ BIltI)Ui'l DECLINES.
It is with a feeling of sadness that
we are forced to announce the re
tirement of Capt. 1). .T. Bradham from
the Congressional race. He had
every encourageencut from ll parts
of the di-strict to make a wimning
ligtt but he has uC to tiec colclu
,-ion that to make the race tai aittcml
the mceti's as is reqouired, woull he
t a igr . isk of his health. The
Ca)taini attcnde. the opening me
in- at Su iiter and before the sneak
ing bc2an he felt 'ie ejlects of the
excitemnt ut and hie has been unwell
ever since. He thereupon concludedI
to sacrilice his nmlitical mnfbition.
ratther thIan his health.
We were quiite anxious that a Clar
enloiln luau enter this contest and
fromN what we could gather from
every County tihere seced to be a
feeling that Clarendon was entitled
to the ilace. Captain Bradham ac
ceded to the wishes of his ft icn l and
conse'tel to run, this c(otilusio'n
brought ltters of cordia! supt'port
from every County in the din,.et.
and from men withbout regand to fac
tion, his chances appeared the bright
est. but when he consented to rain he
was under the impression that only
one meeting in each county would be
held. He had no idea that the ex
ceutive coimiiittee was 'ii.i to nl
pose t burden of t wenty-three meet
ings upon the candidates. On last
Saturday he informed us, his physical
condition was such that lie was satis
flied he could not attend all of the
meeting, and unless he could do so
it would be useless for him to remain
in the contest.
Captain Bradham leaving the fight,
changes the conditions very consid
erablv and his friends will have to
cast about for another choice. As
far as we are concerned, we are so
disappointed by our candidate's deci
sion that we have not made up our
wind which of the candidates to sup
port. We would prefer waiting at
least until our next issue, before mak
ing known our choice, that will give
us a little time to make some inquiries
into the records of the candidates and
we will make our selection from the
best material at hand. A Congress
man must be chosen and the man to
receive our support should be worthy
of it. We realize the fact that many
of our readers depend on us for their
knowledge of a candidate's record
and before we come out for a man
we should be able to give some ieti
nite information of his past career.
WE DO NOT WANT TO REVIVE FAC
There are some who do not seem
to understand our political position.,
and because we propouude'd a series
of questions to Candidate Johnson,
they have taken it to mean. it is our
purpsse to endeavor to revive
factional hate. In this they
are mistaken, as we have not
the least desire to blow up the
dying factional embers, hut there is a
considerable difference between wvhat
was known as the Rleform and Con
servative factions, and that element
who went so far with their hate as
to support fusion tickets against reg
ularly nominated tickets after parti
ipating in a primary under a solemn
As we have said before, sonme good
and patriotic men cast their votes for
Judge Haskiell, not that they expected
to see him elected, but as a protest
against the methods pursued by Till
man; these men regarded Tillman~
and Haskell as irregular and they
took their choice of the two. Of
course, we differed with ,them and
have no quarrel with them now, nor
is it our desire to taunt them with the
mistake we believe they made, but
we have no forgiveness for any white
men wvho carried their hate so far as
to vo e for a fusion ticet with ne
groes os it against the whbite nomni
nees of a Democratic primary. There
are numbers of men in what was
knowvn as the Conservative faction
who can get our hearty support, in
fact we have tendered that sapport
on several occasions.
We believe we have p~ut in more
geuine work to have factional differ
enes adjusted thaa some wvho criti
ize us, and what effort wve made has
been in an open sincere manner. We
do not s't' "put aside factional feel
ing," and then endeavor to keep the
boys in line. Every timie we advised
the dropping of factional lines;we
meant it. Is it so with all other&r Is
it not. a fact that some of the other
side will advocate the laying aside of
factins and then go right ahead an' t
hold their own faction together the
It reminds us of an Indian story
which was: "lhe white nan said to
the Indian -I'l take the turkey and
ou the buzzard, or von take the buz
zard and Til take the turkey.' " It
was buzzard every time for the poor
Idian, and so it is with the Reformi
ers; they must leave off factional feel
ing and vote for the other side, but
the other side will not reciprocate
w rth a cent if they have a candidate
in the field. In casting our vote wve
prfer to be governed by the fitness
of the candidate, let him n belong to
whatver iaetion he did, so long as he
has adways been lo'va to the white
men of South Carolina.
The announcement of lion. James
Norton as a candidate for Conguress
appears in this i-'u'. Geueral Nor
tin is a man of ability. and integ'rity,
nd a hard w;orker Hzle tilled the
Coptroller -Generl' otfclice with
marked abilit and' if the pleC1i of
the Sixth Di-tic aed him to Con
greslxwil mae them a faithful
servant. ( ueral Norton was one of
the ch~ark-e i membeurs of the Reform
cus, and he has ever.en faithful
Ito is' peopleu iu.1 his partyv.
11: cnr v t h a: a1 t e d i s -s put I.
onih s!:e. It is ade mi rnaiy in
*ct : -ey nt.'. lIv *.nd ne s ,ur
d e i lr f ta: e e : al t c'tre.
In fort'( lien-ars I'e t..n:matals. Ad
-rs: F.1 J. CHENLY C Tob) '1' .,
.udgeSimontou has a;:gainrendcere
a decision in the Dispensary and this
time he has susalined the original
paC k:age dealLer-s. Under his deeree a
m' has the rig'ht to open u') and s"ll
Ilquor in o)rigi:Il :acges, whVi
meas.. i: a pint a1 alrd and
he ant'l'i. be pielted by the tate
so long as he sells het wen the hours
o)f si' in the mnornin ;' an six' anight
an t1 a)CS not aillow in u king on the
priss and dos not : ll n Sun
- Tf tisl; actri-on is sustained,
the Dispcnary - had as well close up
and -:', beauI e the o1iginal pCk
agze concerns wil i n 1 ever\ town
:u'l hanlet, the whole country wv ill
be dottedl with t1hem(1 and we\' will
have the (vils of the barroom. without
the 'rivenue t ly fr p)Iice )rotiC
ton. It may be ill vr el fur
s)ime pople .to thize t a the 1is
pl':su-'y rule' and~ netien s can be,
hIC ter opertCe ill 1m lh':: of pi
vate inlivir ual, i1 it will m.t w rk
it itcl.ii m m r a --1 cll lon.iziO a
crn for the sale of w hiskey goes Tilt
tle Iu i t 1t at dra liiuch 1Csi
ness a1s pos:--ible, .td t') !do thait b)1si
ness, he wili take: the eb,,.:ets o0 the
W1e adinlit that for the first few
m1onthis, iln Cities where tiere 15 a
str tng poeh n aan1 :i t etive ice.
the e'bcan*ceS for h:aving the law e1
forced is vi'y rolI. cs1eci:ly if the
po.li1 iins ::d liqlor men are
satisiied vwith the mo lict rc
suits. btut in til siialilr towns
antd in the country an ori:.;ial pack
age dealer will have tLings his own
way, and his place of business in a
short while will he the rendezvous
for the usual strawberry nlose gentry.
We believe in t he )ispesary sys
te), and we would like to see Judge
Simonton's decciouin broken down, but
at the saune timune we ca:1in1t endorse
the bickering and quarrelling among
the nanageuniet of the Dispensary.
The institution has given the Reform
faction more sorry and has done it
more harmi than the opposition of its
opponents, and instead of complain
ing at the Governor for expressing a
wish that tIhe entire board resign we
must say that we heartily agree with
him. The pCople are growing im1
patient at the constant scandals that
are being reported from tihe State
Dispensary, and the recent exposure
of about $15.000 in shortages is caus
ing many strong friends of the system
to turn their backs upon it.
There never was a stronger aivo
cate of the Dispensary than TH:
Tuns. We have fought for it at a
time when it meant a persod sacri
flee and we continued to fight believ
ing that the concern would get into
the hands of men who would n-ke it
what its projectors led the people to
believe, but after so long a trial, true,
it has not had easy sailing, it looks to
us that the thing will be a constant
source of anxiety, and we have al
most come to the conclusion to give
it up as a failare. The system is the
very best liquor regulation, but no
system loosely managed can be a suc
ess and if it is coirruptly managed, it
is bound to) fall. The number of
shortages throughout the State and
the defective bonds is clear proof
that there has been somebody dere
liet in the performance of their duty;
all these things, together with the
minds of the people filled with ssii1
eion (If rottenneCss, is enough to make
us all ask for a change.
WAtTti TilE- SMlILE OF' .N ENEM.
The Pied mont "Hleadlighit," a
strong advo.cate of the Irbv-Evans
combine, is aliso one of the bitterest
haters of Ben Tilan. Editor Gatt
week after week has been grinding
out editorials of gall and wormwood
against Till man, and vet Irby endeav
ors to catch the ear of the masses by
telling them how muchdl he loves Ben
Tillman. It is a known fact thatt be
fore Irby became a candidate, there
were no0 words in tile English lan
guage too severe for him to use
against Tillman, an:l it is rumored
that the bulk of the charges of accept
ing rebates came from Irby;: now. he
is p)osing as tr' inig to satve T~iman
from defeat in 1tl0. IHis frienl and
newspap~er baeker, however-, Ui 11 et
know tha t Irby would enteri thein.
and in' his- zeal to help Irby. rulin Till
ma, he 1went too far to reed, s8 b
l in a milk and wat er nIin::ei keep
paw~ing th earith for -Irby''ns.
Whi sho4iuld Irly : e so iiiu
foi' TillmanL' at this time?~ Timn i
notui a canidat e, and wh:en bebecome
one,~ he- wil h-ave to do0 what McLaur
1n is don right now-gve1 nae
con of~ his : stewaiship. Thie pleople
ar- o l:..(1 swayed hy pae-Sion and
exctemnt, and the moan who. gets
their s-'li- ages imust maol:e a good
cleanI hoig, mater i 1not who he is.
tingII tol arouse4 pn-jice; if lie
wanlits the votes of the people he 01m1t
whbile. a Iember of the S1enatr-. llo*
far, be ha nolt even] made( an effort to
sayU ' anthing of is Senatorikd acts.
anrd -e has~ pitched his Camnpaign
upon1 anl Iiu which the- p~eole are
tring hard to) pu dowI 4.
Chtel1 Irby canot Iose as the
hAp Service :m the want~l' to know
wl~iat he did for theml w.~hen ther
telil helP to the poo man1 for Se
101r 1Ih to draw1\ hi- brath and salI
al-V for six veal's. and no(w to phta the
poor muan racket will not work. It
was a "1l1l1 hand. andl umlecr theC
rues enn1 ColYv win1 once.
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Th'je 23 aLnal5C -0e .ize fr sate by' U. D.
blCw is what Mr. J. "if. Johnson,
ctmlitiate for Congress, has given us
is an answer to the questions we pro
n oIunded lit week and in order that
it he n.r:,toodl we repub ish those
1. Did you support what was
kInow ii in 1""ii) as the Haskell ticket:
. -.Ws there a fusion ticket in
.1hi-ion County voted in the election
of 1tI. and if so. was not that ticket
brlniht out :uainst the ticket noimi
nctIii in the I)cioeratic primary'
: ).id the fui'-ion ('ounty ticket
have the iw::'roes upon it
-. D)id youi vote the fusion ticket
'i'cp'od of white Ien and negroes':
. i)hl yol support lion. E. T.
St :house, the )eimocratic nomuince
for ('u;;r'1e s?
. id vou vote for Edimund iH.
D1 i, tih- n1::r c;Oandlidate, ag"ainst
11 1 Stackhoust'?
Editor 'aNNING T'IME~:
i voted for (GenleraI Stackl u~uue for
< ilni :r s inu 1":0 .
I Inever did vote for Dcals in y111%
I did not vote for or appeal to any
negro in 18t).
Hoth sides lost their heads in 189O.
and bjrou;ght out their tickets in uin
uisual anti irregular ways. Each side
called the other Independent. I
voted for ant's mostly. but scratched
otT ob jectioal tle names :iil inserted
W. 1. Elerbe as ('oiptroller-(,ee
ral anmd other good names in lieu of
tiose :eratched. I voted for white
Democrats as good as the State holds.
The family quarrel was settled by
the State Committee in 18O2, and I
was endorsed by mv circuit that
year and in 1SO5 again.|
The old sores are healing, if not
healed. why cut into them again?
What is your object:'
Whoever whispers into your ear to
probe into this old matter whispers
had advice. You know you claim to
be a peace and unity man, and that
your paper is for harmony and that
rour favorite candidate is for liar
suony. Let us have the peace you
praise. J. M. JohNsoN.
The annotmncenent of .i7r. J. E.
Ellerbe, candidate for Congress ap
piears in this issue. Mr. Ellerbe is a
gentleman of pleasing manners, a
vouing mlan of ability and with a mag
nir.cent public record,. He is a good
speaker and has given public ques
tolnS much studv. He is a farmer
and thoro.ughly 'identitie.l with the
f:rarming interests. If elected the
people will have in himin an able nd
Among the new candidates an
nouneed for Congress in this issue is
D. W. MeLaurin, who has friends in
this County. He was one of the old
23d regiment, and there never was a
man who shouldered a musket that
made a better record. Captain Me
Laurin is a "true blue" Democrat and
if elected to Congress he will serve
the people faithfully.
Candidate Irby has referred -to our
Governor as the "jay bird Governor,"
but when he gets to Marion he will
forget he alluded to him and give the
people a song and dance on what "I
did not do while a member of the
United States Senate."
Edlitor I'. l and Editor Gonzades
are evidently killing time and space
to keep from saving which of the
Seoatorial canididates t hey want to be
eected. At this timie the "State''hlas
shown a deided inclination to sup
part the best man.
The death of Senator Isham Hiar
ris will create a great big scrarnble
amnong the Tennessee politicians.
Governor Bob Ta:,lor' would make a
fine suecesor, but he cannot he, as
he has thue appointment to make.
Candilate Mayfield is conductling
his part of thle campnaign on a digni
ned plane, andl if he keeps it up pos
ii "fter Elileirb's second term the
people wil1l give himi a show at the
gurntor 'iial c'haiir.
The C dlimbia ''State" au1I the
G'reenvi l "New.s" -tre hianing lts of
0un with each ot her', and( .a suflering
publie hiave no re.oliress but to in i
and bear it.1
Governor Ejlerbe is doing his best,
to nerform his duty and even hue is
not' free fr'om the criticis:n of politi
e ianis who watt mk aptd
By~ ning. Ieing~l and ties on
thie t'e list C ngressi5 h as t:i veni 1h
farmners sma rieif from: It ie rober
Our Con:gressio::ad camipaimn wi
co"mparo f vorabiy with somie of cur
Coutyt campaigns--a heap of talk
ndl not mueb in it .
There s'hould be a ebange ini our
sstem for non1ainating oilleers in ill!I
'The Unitedl States Senate was in
sian1 l-1st Sundayv.
.ALL Ti: P'E )1LE
.houhl k1- thm Ivih-lh anR 1 eIl
t ths tno. im 1 ,i. n - n '' p re
m.1 tupeer .1 .!e iuh. :k ki. is
I-e 1 >u iiri li-is~ ayail. B
by pri e . : 'i :fto b t e -'l r
('atai adhiNt I Ia diteA.
kn wi U - 1m 1 * al'' : 1 " 1 r;. te
Whrn~ ~~ 1 J'''4ti een- a:'I\e 1
bul t e :'1 n invi n t. n h
sehil e :ti . vr TI V nC'i e 'Ui-: :1a 1 .00
n it, sitc nav 0 nLi twen y 1 aU ein . I.
tain oryc 1 th umn fret at r~ h
Emeac . .3 by)\ nutny frie:(l1. I he.reby
annunt'c my t Canlhic. iubject to the
1' le o teDe:m ra' P rt, th+. seat
i: ('. ,r:,s m: thy ixth )istrict ot
'.,(th ('.;r-el.in:1 whli -: i has een left v'acant
by the appoin:w:(nt Of IIm.John L. Me.
l.-ur:n:1 the C~nited Status Svi.,atf.
.J. M. JOHNSON.
I L.rijr annontlce mv-e:f a c:ndidate
fo Ci --r-s from tl Sixth ('ongressional
stict, s1bj ect to the rules of the Dem(o.
FElID D. BRYANT.
F JU CONGRtE-S.
I( her .anOne m1''e.lf candidate lot
C t"1- t! 1i! the urx pired term iaeiC
v.-e 1n: l th piromo:ion of I.).:. J hn L.
1 r. E.litor: I'ea-e anniunce mle :t can
didate for a -tat in Congress male var.ent
by\ the r..-si gat:n of 11m . John L. MI
D. W. McLAtRIN.
I .m a :c n it, fir Congres and I as!;
I he uiges i the I)cmleratic voters of tie
J. E. ErLL ERDE.
FOR STATE SENATE.
At the earnest solicitation of many friends
I announce nyself a candidate to represent
Claren don i.1 the State Senate, to till the
nunxpired termi male vacant by the resig
nation of Ion. L. . lbagin.
I. 31. WOODS.
Rich -amily Reunion at Tindals.
Editor TuE Ti.:Es:
We would like to add to and vary a little
the old saying. "Of the abundance of the
htart the iiioith speaketh," by saying. "Of
the abundance of the heart and uouth the
p.-n writeth." On the 3d, a:though the
heavens and earth seemed to be melting
with fervent heat, we found ourselves
healed for the pl-asant home of our ven
erable friend, Mr. Charlie Rich and his
estimTabie wife, where we were to attend the
atmtual reun:ion of their family which
tals p11ce o. every 4th.
Tb crops along our route, we are glad
to report, are in tine condition and looking
well. We predict a fine harvest time this
fall. On arriving at our destination, we
found the grove in front of the residence
filed by a large crowd of eager pleasure
seekers. One of the first features to attract
our attention was the happy mingling of
infancy, youth and age. From infants
with as much hair as some odoriferous
roots that grow in the gardens to the sil
vered lcks of honorable age were present.
We will forbear to name the former, but of
the latter, it is always a pleasure, a safe
guard and an honor to have such len a
our venerable host, Mr. Charlie Rich, J. D.
Beatson, William Mahoney, T A. Brad
ham, Winter McFaddir, William Touch
berry, Riley Bradham, Ben Bcoadway, and
others too numerous to mention, with their
dear, gentle, helpful, Motherly life coma
pinions. As the dear tuolhtrs and fair
maids of out South land are rather sensi
tive about their names appearing in print,
I respect their feelings, but suffie to say
we had all that's good, dear and lovely to
gladden our hearts. And oh, the children
and the grandcbildren ! Bless their dear
little hearts and big hearts, too, for we
suspect that there were sonue so full that
they were abnormally large on this occ:1
sion, yea, verily, so mnuch so that the own
ers felt like they hasi taken in one or more
of the fair sweet creatures.
3Music, sweet music, wvas in the air fur
n ished by Messrs. Touchberry, Tonohberry
Lunl Shepard on violin, guitar and bass
viol. Then dinner. And such a .dinner!
The remaining space in our bodies, left by
the enlargement of our hearts, was filled
with the excellent things of lhfe. Have you
ever attended a dinner given by the people
about Home Branch Church? Well, those
who have, know something worth knoW
M1r. Editor, I know you have noticed the
grent change that takes plhace after eating a
good dinner tog.ether. Well, this wvas 110
cxceptional ease. Our hearts had to strug
lec for more room. We began to get tuore
ecquaintled and( sociable and--and we
counted the children after forming them in
ine, and the number under twelve yea:s
w.as seventy, The old people were then
talled for, but there were none present, no
not one'. So we estimated the others at 27.5.
.\iusic, games, dancing, fervent heat,
anecdotes, remliniscences of the wvar, good
tei owship, love! What more was needed
to while away the hours of the atternoon.
At intervals we could hear the guitar accom
0ailed by the sweet soprano voice of one
of ChIrendion's faiir ihiughters. Wish we
could give hr': name, but as she will not
be. able to rtaon it much longer if some
body has lis- way, we WIii not write it.
Ob1 how our old heart swells an.t ex
tands as we list-il to thle music, mee~lt and
get acquatited with the ehildren of oar
:riends of former days. Hocv we do live
:nd symt~iz/ with youth. It makes us
young agai~in (xcep1t inl years. And then adl
were so kind an;d attentlcc to the old man.
And now we will cloe y sking God to
bless the :geivyouthI and inftncy piresent. If
Xyiou see it to g~ ve ti- space m1 yiour valuail
a r, wnich I have Elit the pleasure of see
w celdyyeet t frequenet gleanings by
our being quoted -o ot tn by the pre ot
a tate s o, at !er-t, wvill approve, a
thi is c- t' ijque-t of some Of youlr regn
Ih s Xeitfully, u
Ii. CitL' A131CUNlA SALVE.
The be~st saive in the world for cuts,
bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever
5.)re5, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains,
cornls and adl skin eruptions, and positively
curts lpil.-s0r no pay required. It is guar.
ante-ed to give perfect satisfaction or money
refunded. Price 25c. per- box. For sale by
Rt. B. Loryea.
.Is lhetllot Weather C2ontites.
June hast b-en -in unprecedented month
for Divorce Court business in Chicago. Six
judgee sitting in Chancery devoted the
en'r rer tLOoa of each Saturday to the
heai-ng of default divorce-, three of thienu
in the C.rcitt and three- in the Supe rior
Court.LTh i lressere iof business intely has
ba n so 'reat that d efatut eases are henrd!
:dmiit 'vr daiy in the weelt. lTe reco.rdl
of ivoc ca .,e ta-i ml~ an !y ee
n't -r v .at., .. . the courts h s em.d ..i
*alrt tr for t aci~ 5t 0tut he
the mII 0.
Ii :ay reir *f the pr;cr l'- iniate of th
ri-eL'-Ily Eci ti - c CL-nmitte-, ulshdin
in at n e iit ii eI-d t h the etair
inanand ount Exe (tiv Comee Coil
waec: ~th ee itesat ih raitl depotii
Mrn the Ii7thgy of J-v.tsol hav beenwu
\7th. our docgtor niil eurs. L e
th~nwe tied hatu ee'. CoEx Coom.r
wsic i-dit.' a sae bve tob L ," sas
The Couitty Pension B arid will meet at
thle eaurt house- ini Manning MIonday, Jluiy
C. S. Lasm>,
Gao. W~. Suttrut, Chairman.
Gents ' rnishing
Go t real Re-OL _
The pulic c'an de
From now we will sell
our Entire Stock of
Spring and Summer
Clothing, Hats and
Goods at Greatly Re
We are now in our new
store and going over our stock
we find a lot of
which we are offering at great
ly Reduced Prices.
We also offer now
MEN'S AND BOYS' STRAW HATS,
at actual cost.
Big bargains in
BENTS' FURNISHING GOODS.
We have a nice line of
that cannot be bought else
where at the prices we are
offering them now.
In this line we are now
making a Clearance Sale.
Every lady is invited to call
and.inspect this line of bar
We have now a nice Milli
nery Department comfortably
D3+H, D. RIFF,'
DiR. J. FRANK GEIGER,
MANNING, S. C.
OFFICE IN MANNING HOTEL.
JOSEPH F. RHAME. W . C. DAVIS
R HAME A DAVIS,
A7TOREYS A7 LAW
MANNING. S. C.
JOHN S. WILSON,
Attorney and Counselor a/ Law,
Geo,8, Hacker &Son
CH A LESON, . C
SASH EIGHS AN
WINDW AD F NY.
C arLieTO, S.nd
SAS EIBALLS AN
The onyBache tal Seaon oheaso
fR. blus. ILEOANDEAYT
CON TH GLEN MORA. LS
Rnies n ilers
onl hlan at Fator poiroics., at
ti Ge nernale Agento,rad
CON MI S MI.