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"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
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Sumter, S. C.
Opposite Bank of Sumter.
McLA CHIN STICKS TO THE ALLIANCE
The "News and Courier" of last
Monday points out to McLaurin what
it calls "two mistakes" the Senator
made in his Lexington speech; one
was his "sticking to the principles
advocated by the Alliance," the other
mistake, is his defending Governor
Ellerbe from the attacks of men pre
tending to be candidates for the
*United States Senate, when really
they are candidates for Governor.
We have no doubt the "News and
Courier" is sincere in advising Mc
Laurin against "sticking to the prin
ciples advocated by the Alliance,
for we well remember how it advised
against the "principles advocated" by
the platform of the Democratic party;
it was so opposed to the party which
nominated William Jennings Bryan,
that it. fought with those who helped
to elect William McKinley.
Of course, the "News and Courier"
would advise McLaurin against
"sticking to the principles advocated
by the Alliance." Who took up John
L. McLaurin and gave him an oppor
tunitv to become one of the foremost
statesmen of the South, if it was not
the Alliance? It was that organiza
tion that entrusted him with its ban
ner, and he so gallantly and faithfully
held it aloft that his constituents re
gard the "princiiles advocated" by
him as s ure of successful culmination.
'The "News and Courier" is not in
a position to advise McLaurin with
regard to the Alliance unless it would
fool itself in trying to tempt him as
Benedict Arnold was tempted. John
McLaurin would suffer his tongue
torn out by the roots before he would
utter one word against the principles
advocated by the Alliance-his
mother, who gave him political birth.
Yes, if his sticking to the principles
of the Alliance will bring him into
disfavor with the disciples of the
"News and Courier" he will have to
endure that punishment and depend
upon the disciples of the Democracy
to sustain him ir. his efforts in bchalf
of the "principles advocated by the
What are the principles of the Alli
ance? Are they not just what is
enunciated in the platform adopted
by the Democracy at Chicago? Does
the "News and Courier" wvant Mc
Laurin to stultify himself by forsak
ing those principles to catch the votes
of the goldites? The only newspapers
that have a right to indicate a policy
for McLaurin, are those which stuck
to the "principles advocated" by the
platform adopted by the Democratic
party in its national convention at
Chicago, and suggestions from any
others are entirely out of place.
The "second mistake" according to
the "News and Courier" "was making
any defence of Governor Ellerbe."
What does the "News and Courier"
take John L. McLaurin to be any
way? Does that paper honestly be
lieve the man was born without a
headt? The attacks made upon Gov
ernor Ellerbe are uncalled for and in
horribly bad taste if not cowardly.
Colonel Irby is presumably a can
didate for the United States Senate,
but in our opinion he has a controll
ing interest in a syndicate or deal to
gobble up the G3overnorship nex:t
y ear; in tis, he is pacing ex-Gov
ernor Evans for thec 1Uited States
Senate, and Maynield to catch the
plum in case of an accident. Irby
attacks Ellerbe w hose hands are tied
and his mouth cloed, idt what does
he attack him" ony~ Just witch this
great big apostle of Reform and see
if his anties on thec rostrum do not
convince vou that .e.is denouncing
the Ref:orin n:mvement in1 Ooe place
to catch the Conservative vote and in
another he becomes the champion of
Reform aud endeavors to cover Mc
Lautin with suspicion. Irby had as
wel qut tha sort of sharp practice,
even children h;ve cau ht on
his three card maonte shuilling. and
hi: "greasy pig". business will not
vork. Iriv's virtuous indignation
about the ' Mitropolitan police is
thorougly understood, and we will
whisper into his left ear that the deal
he made in Charleston was the talk
of the street the next morning and
nobody placed any faith in his ability
to deliver the goods. The body
snatchers that brought Irby from his
political grave took him into a certain
room in the libernian hall on th.
lower floor, had his body dissected
by Ferguson's students and finding
nothing in it, they returned it to the
body snatchers, gave them a drink of
Irish whiskey and bid thmi god
3IcLaurin was highly honred by
Governor lilerbe. true, there was an
almost u anitmos demana for t:e
appointment of McLaurin to be t mie
l:uncnted Eare's succesSor, but (Gvi
ernor Ellerbe had the power to a!
point, and he appointed MeLaurin.
gratitude. one of the nobiest im
pulses of mal and one very seldom
I exhibited, especially in peheitos.
prompts e~aurin to decline to sit
dumb an. allow the Governor eo
South Car lina to be vilified and
abused and to become the victim of
political assassination. No, John
McLaurin will never turn his back
upon the man who so highly honored
him, and if it becomes necessary, he
is willing to defend Eilerbe on every
stump in South Carolina, and be is
right. The idea of saying it is a mis
take to show gratitude!
Irby's jumping on Elierbe about
the Metropolitan police and the
Watts reprimand matter is t, huge
joke on the "News and Courier."
Why, in its editorial it seems to real
ize that there is a combine against
McLaurin and it also appears to
know that the combination is Irby
and Evans with a "take-what-is-left"
for Mayfield. Has it ever struck the
"News'and Courier" that Evans put
the Metropolitan police on Charleston
and that Watts is Evans' cousin?
Irby cusses Ellerbe for not doing
away with what his "pal" Evans did,
and'also cusses Ellerbe for not perse
cuting his "pal's" cousin. Governor
Ellerbe is not an issue in this Sena
torial contest and Irby's criticism of
him is simply an effort to tickle
Charleston to catch that vote with no
possible idea of relieving that city of
the Metropolitan police. The United
States Senate will surely not take cog
nizance of Charleston's grievance if
Irby is elected, and Ellerbe has at
least one more year to serve. There
fore, if Charleston has had the faint
est idea of relief through Irby, it had
better banish the thought and go
into this Senatorial primary prepared
to lay aside petty prejudice and vote
for the man who will do the most
good. Let deals and political knives
alone and win by a sensible course
that which is impossible to win by
following blind passion and political
confidence men. We believe the day
is not far distant wvhen the Metropoli
tan police system will be a thing of
the past, but we are convinced the
combination now abusing Governor
Ellerbe to break down McLaurin can
not bring about the desired result.
McLauarin is not being entrapped
when he is led into a defence of Gov-,
ernor Ellerbe; his opponents no
doubt think he is being entrapped,
but every time they place the trap he
walks right in and kicks it all to
pieces. 'We admit, he ought not to
e dragged into a discussion of State
affairs, but how in the name of sense
is he to avoid it without showing a
lack of appreciation for the high
compliment paid him. MIcLaurin'
views on the Dispensary are well
known, diil he not proclaim them
from the start? Where was Irby
then? Who ever heard of Irby'
opening his mouth until he sawv de
feat staring him in the face, and it
was then that he hitched up "Ingrati
tud" and "Treachery" and cussed out
Tillman, Evans and all the promi
nent Reform leaders. Irby talks!
about McLaurin being in a combina
tion with Conservatives. We wonder
if he will be honest and tell whether
e tried to get a Conservative or per
haps two to enter the present contest
to defeat MecLaurin? Then, if he can
e induced to be honest in this, may
be,he may be induced to confess that
he "was after Tilbinan's scalp and had
dirty linen to wash with him."
Oh! hypocrisy. Thou art a jewel
in the hands of the schemer', but thou
art a most damning witness wvhen
brought to face thy nefarious prac
tices. Hypocrisy, wxhen thou art dis
covered, the imps of hell turn upon
thee, and with fiendish glee chuckle
and point their bony fingers in scorn
and derision at thee.
Candidate Irby is endeavoring to
ake capital out of the Watts repri
mand episode, and in our opinion in
stead of making capital be is making
a spectacle of himself. Suppose Gov
ernor Ellerbe showved pa-rtiality in
refusing to reprimand the general,
what has that to do with MIcLaurin's
fitness for the United States Senate?
If Governor Ellerbe discriminated
agaist the "privates," does that make
Colonel Irby the propelr man to rep
resent south Carolina in the United
Now, what are the facts? A court
of inquiry made certain recomnmenda
tions, and the Governor car
ried out those recommuenda
tions as far' as his jurisdiction p'
mitted him. The dismissal of one
"p'ivate" and the reprimanding of
another was carried out and when it
came to General Watts the Governor
approved the findings'and referred
the matter to the General Assemably,
the only body which has any power
to treat with General Watts. Te
fact of Governor Ellerbe approv.ing
the findingts was a severe reprimand
an deIe y0(. forbade him going any
further. If Governer llerbe had1
dne as Colonel Irby w.ould Lave th
people believe he w.ould have dome
te would have watched his chiance,
caught Watts in some public piace
and'there admjinistered a reprimand
made up of vile oaths. Ellerbe isa
~etlemain and he treated the matte
uthe only' way a decent man should.
ie w'as without authority to remnove,
2ece,'C was without authority to rep
rimandi and that the court's findings~
should meet with the proper consid
e'ation, he refers the findings to the
Strange as it 'may appear', Irby',
fessed friend, coutinoes this criticism
of Governor Ellerbe in the presence
of Watts' cousin, John Gary Evans,
and with the apparenit approval of
Watts lim.ielf. Can it be that .Joln)
Glrv Evans and John Gary Watts
are'. willing that Irby shall n ake pOli
tical capital bcc:m'e the (overnir
did not bound dyn'v and ptersectt
\Watt If Watts tloes not step to
the front and pat thne stamip of con
iimntion upon Irbv's etIort to build
himselI by parading him around we
will feel force;[ to believe the Irby
IEvan_. ciabination have sealed his
mouth, and that they are all birds of
a feather, nid most of those feathers
are on their legs, too.
IlliE AE . A F'Ei: HIM.
T ton in Sout1 Carol 1in s
io~ this: I thv is i g over th
SI te. ispnary, wlich i a.
mira it :; l for the Con:sevanre
voi ii is to fool is h:any f
thae tosrativ's a1s pessible ih-ns
otanacfor b ltia hieking, that
would reduce kIcaurin's dbance of
goina in0on the first ballot. To make
ni eiaptnsary ighlt re wugemus.
dccantonlly he facinahes iln tin
the short ribs. Irby is not foolish
enough to believe hle stands a ghrost
of at chance for election himself, but
if he :a break scLauring down and
with inytield give John Gary Evans
the la in the first pridar, heaven
and earth would be turned upside
own to draw factional lines in they
second primary and the argument
would be that McLaurin failed of
election on the first ballot on account
of his tariff views having been repu-I
diiated by the people. * Then, should
Evans win, Iavtield will be a candi
date for Governor in 1898 and Irby
will be the logical candidate against
Ben Tilman; oer Irby will be the cal
didate for Governor and gIaytiel d will
take a subordinate State ofliee and
then in 1000 the Irby-Evans-ayfield
syndicate will be upcand doing early
to claim Ben Tillman's po'itical scalp
to dangle on their chicf's neit.
A little close observing vill shiow
that Irby is moving very cautiously
in his attack on Tillnanr and as ne
inds that he is getting the approval
of the Conservatives, he will become
bold eier ndotler and more agas
sive. At present Le is sneaking his
war, onle while he will have Tillman
the greatest man on earth and an
other he wi!! stab himn. He wants to
stir things so that the Conservatives
will either vote for him or stay away
from the polls, the latter would please
him about as macl as the former; it
is anything to keep the Conservative
Vote away from MIeLaurin, but if his
combination is no more successful as
the campaign progresses than it has
been since it opened it will not re
ceive enough supporters to make up
a respectable funeral procession.
The candidates aspiring to the seat
in Congress made vacant by the ele
vation of Hon. John L. MIeLaurin to
the United States Senate, are now on
their campaign tour. They began
their meetings in this County and the
people had an opportunity to see all
of them. Packsville, MIanning, Cole's
M1ill were visited and those who felt
interested enough in the contest at
tended at least one of these meetings.
They heard the speakers and formed
their opinions about the candidates.
At present we wvill not undertake to
intluence the people one way or an
other in making their selection, but
se will say this much, and that is, the
caidate of our selection appears to
be th favorite in this County-. He
has cat the ear of the people and
tat s hee he looks for support.
W w1l not have anything to say
aginst the candidates who accept
the Democratie doctrine laid dow~n
in the Chicago platform and we think
all of them are of that faith except
Captain 1-. D. Bryant, who is a dis
cile of Palmer and Buckner, and he
is the man who reluctantly admitted
his candidacy for the Legislature with
a negro as a running mate. We do
not regard Mu-. Bighami as a candi
datebeeause he has not complied
with the rules of the Demociatic
party. He came here and enter-ed
the race and left without paying his
assessment fee. So Bryant and Big
ham, as far as we are concerned, are
not in it, Bryvant is a gold. bug and
Bigham is a humbug.
The other gentlemen we p)ropose
to treat as legitimate candidates, and
as far as we know are entitled to the
consideration of the voter-s of this
district. Each of them have about
the samne platform of principles and
as to ticir political records we think
the people have already been inform
ed. Eilerbe, Norton, MlcLaurin and
Johnason are ntames from which the
people e-m make a good selection and
we sincerely hopeo that every voter
will tarn out on August 31st and cast
his vote as his conscience dietates.
We hope the day is past wvhen a
man can sit down in a little County
cnice or a little law ofnice and dictate
who shall be voted for. The two
meetings we attended was proof cona
eluive to us that the people are do
ing their- own selecting and when the
election day comes on weo expect to
see the man who made the best im
pression recive a large majority of
the votcs. In selecting your candi
date, remember one thing; let reason,
not passion, be your guide.
The Piedmont "Ileadlight" is la
boringt hard and incessantly to make
its readiers be-lieve that Irby is the
"people's candidate." In its last is
se it has a two-culumn editorial
eulogzng Irby because he was not
bribed duiring~ the entire sixt years
that he drew payL as United States
Senator, and. according' to the "He-ad
light," The ci'dy thng lacking to make
Iby. an angel is ati of wings, but
thouse he can get in W\ashington ii the
people will ju~s sed himu there.
DID) YOU EVERL
Try -- r:e 1-Ui.s as renedy for \ oui
.iu a i t-t t a I-t'i nocw '-nd i
rei. T i r i t has beent'2 fd t
*. ed 'rn . pie to~ thirehef a.n iur
of all m.!-Ieng.:an i xit.i a wo
appeta consiran I headche fainting'
:n.Clna ortrn. with dizzy spe ll,
E Lereutr -i thv icine you need:.
II.a .t : .nd trngtha are guarateed b it
The Ianiagemc:t of the Charleston
cotton mill have replaced white labor
with negrces and thel Monteitlis of
Columbia propose creeting a mill
and will eniploy ner rlabor. Now.
according to \JcLaurin's opponents
tihe cenSur le sho: uld be placed on ic
Laurin. Tle --Headlight." Irby's per
sonal 'rgan, charges the Columbia
'State- with favoring n(gro labor in
the cotton mills and it is endeavor
ing to make political capital among
the p eratives in t're Piedmont see
tiotn where tiler;; is a large white fac
tory population. The fact is. how
ever, the Columbia "State" was the
1irst Iiewspaper in South Carolina to
protest against the employment of
no;roes in the mills and has cver
sce kept up its light. The Hiead
1 tLa knows this. because it Las ap
proved of the "State's" ti-ht and re
pm: 'l c( its editori:ls.
Gevernorh )1 ~Elle is getting a lot
01 tillh::se over ML:tirin's 'hnul-i lers,
but this abu coins 'iv lo m :Tu a lew
liticiins; it ies n t i ' come r n
t El.lerb' has n&:,joiel t.) giv theO
State a fair and ionest adininistr
tiona, and the fact that the has gaitte
the enmity of sonc politicians is ev*i
dence suihcicnt to convince us that
he las asiministeried the aiairs of
state as ('cn!y and as j"ustiy as he
p(ossibly could: the ploiitic(ians are
emptying hot coals of Criticism upon
the gubernatri:l head at the preselht
moment, on account of his action in
the Metropolitan police (matter. but
before the campaign opened, these
same politicians either approved the
Governor's action, or they were as
dumb as oysters.
The fact of some of the candidates
for the United States Senate avoiding
the discussion of national issues is an
admission that McLaurin has the hest
of the argument and that he is right
in his conclusions. His opponents
realize this, anl to divert the public
wind froi McLaurin's unanswerable
arguments, they seek to make local
issues the material for their claims
upon the people. The candidates for
the United States Senate have nothI
ing whatever to do with State issues,
and McLaurin is perfectly right in
giving State issues as little of his
time as possible.
'iliman's Dispensary bill has
passel the United States Senate andI
is now to take its chances in the
House. If this measure becomes a
law, South Carolina in less than five
years will be a prohibition State. If
the State can get absolute control of
the liquor traffic, it will then be in a
position to choke it to death.
We hope Senator Tillman will not
vote for the Dingley tariff bill now
before the Senate. He should re
member whom the gods would de
stroy, they would first make Repub
licans, and in our opinion if Tillman
gives his vote to this bill his career
as a Democrat will be seriously
It would not surprise us to hear of
Irby criticizing Governor Ellerbe be
cause IRobinson Crusoe was stranded
on an island and raised goats instead
of sheep. Had ol Rob raised sheep
the boys in the Piedmont might have
got ten'same of the wool for their
Beenuse Colonel Neal, Superintend -
ent of the State Penitentiary declined
to laire convicts to Colonel Irby to
work his farm, M~eLaurin is not the
proper man to send to the United
REASONS WH Y CI.\liERLAIN'S C:OL
1. B-eani e ift fors ahuost intat re-to
lie in cas'es' of pain in the orn toac, ec
al cholera~t oLi u . IU .'t t
2 I' e ause i i t .h ni -ey i
wie'er failt it the mot sv:. ae fd
3.C'illc..e it iS the otiv~ remiid that
wier.- chnta e dli.aroa
4. eue it is the ol romed tha
will4 pr* v~. u li : c ali'o i
c.tBi caue i t stes.y e ev ta
chol--ria - nfa tm. ~ as n j .* t
us~st r. hable meica i n'' fo hwe
n--5:o' 5'Je .izis for sate byv 1t. ii.
lerbe W~a- .ht an indepemdint.
11on. .J. 1:. Enn~iontt. Sellers, iS. (C.:
D~ear' Si r-Thiere has been a rumnot
putt in circulnationl that y'ou were a
candidate for thle Legistature fromi
Marion County oni tie Pope ticket.
This~ report was started to injure you
and if it is not corrected it will have
that efiect. 1 disapprove of such
methods, I think the proper way for
candidates to expose0 each other's
records is faceto face on the stump
or through the Coumnty papers. I
would be pleased if you witl answer
this frankly ant give mue the privi.
lege of publishing same.
You may send your' answer togethi
er with this letter to tihe editor of
*W. T. K]ENNEDY.
SI-nLLEII'-, S. C.. July 19. '7
Mr. W. T. KENNEDy. Seloe, -S. (7.:
Mr D~ear Sir-Yours of 17th to
handl. I cer'tainly appreciate y'our
manliness ini writing mec at once
about the rumor yon mention.
rThe facts are these: in 18tt4 I re
eeivedl pet itionis tfromu more than' two
hundred and lifty' citizens of my
Countm' to become a candidate for the
Lgislature. I consented and r'anI
ini the D emocratie prttnary.'
Tere was~ a good vote polled. I rc
eeived every vo(te cast in the primaitry
I was thus nomtinated and led any
other caindidatte byv about 20L1 votes.
After the gener'al election was ov'er,
I fouind out that a few ''( onserva'
tive" in the town of Ma:~~ri'tn, who
dilike'd Mr.I D. W. i Mc~aurin vet"'
mtuci had ot ttenl out a di:T'erent
tiket fr0om the~ oue nonintated and
hadl taken D. W. Mc.Laurhtin's namell
oIY and( put~t on that of i white Demno
erat. Tis was done wVithiout conl
suting any of uts. I (did no07 knowv
anthingui whiatevet' about it. Had
neer lheard it mnItioned. There
were no t i-:kets at miy p dl. The
ticket did not receiv'e a single v'ote at
mvi poll. I had, as you see, -udready
reeived the nxomlinationi in tiie pri
arad was sure of elecimi There
has never 1een a sin-gle drop of I nde
pendelit bloodl in iV reins.
I til t this OXI)iililtion will b(' ("1
tire'l saltisfactory to all. Let in
.ay that mlly pe 1opf1e wtiith wonderful
unt11iInitv sent mie to the Constitti
tiolal 'onve'ntioin the year followtlln
This.:n h1.dl:atl they not knownl he
voin all sh-lo~w of doubllt that I was
as iin00" Ttas: Nil)n of this elutre.
ther w ol 4'nt hv:te don' that.
I :agree wvith you fully that this is
a vow)artlly way to fiidht and trust
that ii will ;.'ive your letter to 1114
'1'il fny r-eply to th papers that we
mnay r"u11 do~wn. it po~ssible, this iniser
aldy hu.tne elletrt at injuiring met.
-; 4 ui ' Tailkiiig v.)u fol y.'Our 011
IaTI,112 Io TI I i :latt-r. I alit
ours \'ery trulv.
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try1 . a'.l .ther disets,* s pu t t1
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P.'OiTICS I 31ANNIn:G.
A L Crowd Listen to Spe(ecs by
Con ressional A1spir1ants.
T' L' (",n .re.siona'l speakcis swooped
down upo".n Mann inga last WVedneslay: they
Wtre gret:ed witI a court house full of pec.
p.. all o, whm seend to have cone to
e-ir an.d see the m'e"sn tho are asking1t to
fill the p:ce 11ma 'lacanit by the elevation
ofi oe'n. Johtn!!: L. '1.IL.urin to the Senate.
The ca:pa(i.n ?, .rty co-nsists of F. D.
1;r;,(nt. D. W. Me.m: . 12J M. Join on,
oI:es N. rton_, L. iS.uaa J. E. Ellerb~e,
ta attaw a t.1 it :va the ounty Sena
torial pr'.y entosed of Dr. I. K. Woods
nt" .L Harry L i-s ne. The1_ crowad was
hstin baed. at Natm 3)0, intwny of wt om1t
('.:1n1 fromnSn itne and it mnight be
-:aid thi- meetug: gave the spreakers anop
ortni to rhach all parts o' C:arendrn.
Cantai'.n Diradhan, Curty e'sa rnarn, in
t::o llded a the tirst sleak- r Jam:les Norton.
1nis g'.en"mr is our preset Comlptroller
er(:, an. h d m.ak.s a ca10 t:d ls oicirrer. He
lisenssedi the vauriu ph~aes of the na
t xnal questitc.ns and miai1e qIuite a hit by
slowing how m.u ch tha, tobneco gmowers of
this section paid as a tax upon the tobacco
it ldutry. Hris views on the tarif are very
similar to those of onr representatives in
the Senate andl his sir. ar.eml! views are those
defined by the Nation'al Dewccra1tic plat
fermu uponl which all of us stand. Mr. Nor
t"n, wie not n orator, is a tv imu
pressive speaker, and one who can iml
prss hIs views upon his hearertt.
Next camne Ford B~ryant, who is not an
oicee holder. but apparently quite anxious
to hOld one if his having been a candidate
for the L'gislature on a fusion ticket in
Mar ion County is any sign. Mr. Bryant
iM ris sp t here 4h.ited that he had
never tbe enr a cantidate before but at
Iacksvil:e th t(ay before when confinted
with his connectio;n with a thet co:nposed
of himself and n roes, he admitted hav
in;: beon vo.ted for on such a icket.
Mr. Bryant state i that the tit( aj owcedo
aoev tariffitfn advorcate a trespnable
of tice Republican p~~'ty in fostering a
poicy of sectional domoination and1 ag
grand.izmenet at the eese and4 actuiail
01ppiei on~. of1 (4 .aker Cfeton. D,.elare'd
: allace to th" South 'and4 Ler cause,
and stated that. while it wa4s imipos~ible for
m h~ones 1m:4,a to ou.tl ie hi~s plleyi'~ if
el'etedl to 4."rares., that ii e'lectedt be
sLonl.1 co operat.e ui the Demaciatic
party in eve'ry etart to 41b.,da a j 1t anid
Ti4 did not pe.r:nit his discu41'-.i'n of
tie moey 4 q tion, but it is ur. 41iOisoo
pa.rty on ~ that: j-e . Hie refierred4 to his
er.ic in th. Cofeder..e army 1n ic
prhu'. 1, ah i he 1: .i hone.t t4 r *ie vird
toer do.h uto as a citfzen --' i44 (1 deeb
W1e" ajsi i IL. e I.e .t th e .aas of thbe
'i*1p'e, '1a ifeee to CI: res' toul dop04
prtil m 1.niore.')' He urged t peopl Lto
WItoit I n 'ow:I le5v am t ar or4e a
'ey Jeli'.ved to Cml toet . apable and one
was qite nwe!, bu fro Il st to.h' the
:Cld not114 swAea4r :t, the genral 11o ele in
MT.ritn County w.as thatl Joh'ns'n v.o:e1 for
D.'s agalinst tackhouise :o1 . als vot el the
rfion Coun.tty ticket co4iposed4 4of.4 white
en anrd n--groes .Ir. John1son" i"er'rupted
Iliekt .and4 infornwd94 bill t.t he
ohnsom ". aI''i st:dt'd at F.11ek"' ille4' tat he0
V a ' b'" '%'': 4.."2, whn yrIepa t
r It: .y ; e '..n4...,o
* ..:'4in 'rn, '". did io
e::4.44'r i1 0 the '' test d p~bicr
'.,1.:.r14in, .1 : ''''' r e '"ve Mr . Jo In In
hei bet' n ' - 1 t 'b- 'tru4. 4.b 4.it his pu il ree
4rd andi' wh .:.4r he i was Itd tl sayit
ice" '.ren1 rk a th t'.' .44 H-- 4 t b :. r i.rate
'''4ndti '4'..'4 g t d ''n CoI N !1 -Get
ne, in" hitil.o ans 'ne to'I wer
e bois .:::you ns 4 a 4of : .13. He
ud t aIn 1 't..f 14n 1'. hri" Nort4 I int4er
upted1 i ~ 'p.te ' o r444' a' r';.t I Of (41
1e0. la 'o~ '1,n :l.t wi4 t i1eta alla-0
(Odtuto arno inen.1 1~ e ia
42w""'.1 t 'i '' "to ' hit '44 :. i. and4144 44
peialt.....r... U e.... ::j.r L'. sn1
jd a 44i '4 4 4 : .....
raptred he a~iiece b hisirs uthc
w44ich was thti l'w t 'toilee o
not. wI. an ''(, 1141 wa' he" 4ing to i
u 1 1, "' in 4a 1, .:n 4.0 t he.4" bur4 in of. 42
nsu1. H4' -.. 'o-a n.'t1 1n4' any21( of 4th
ti. t . cdC ,phl 4 wei t b ei '7) angered.071
to. then inaetg i ]per'.ia11y eec. i.
? U iLO~ Ni; lE S..
i:nt r west1 lb ,}tay fridiS. I herelb
lnann:; to ('Cikt(le. su!.jct to the
r .!es t te Drt.c.tic Party, for the -eat
jin Cona.ire fni the S:xtil trict of
sm t -tro'lina. wvhi -h h:; b~en b-t ,ft acwan~t
by N the ap/poinlawtnt (,f IIon. John L. Mle
T..rin i > the U ni ed State Seuate.
.J. M. JOHN-ON.
FUR CiuNGilE S.
I htreby ;nnon.te mvclf a caLdidatet
for Con-gres from the Sixth Cnotressional
)istrict. -ject to the rnleca of the Demo
FERl) D. 1RYANT.
I teirebv antoun(ne lt-t-f a candidate for
Congres< to till the uinexpir""a term m al
vacin: 1.y tie pr-mmion "f Ilun. JThn L.
',!r. E iiter: Plea-e aunltonsec me! a can
diite fr it a-,t in Coangres ma-de vac.,ut
by the .:idntai;n of II ma. John L. Ma
D. W. McLAURIN.
I amt a cauahiate for Congress and I ask
the stragttes of tlie Democratic voters of the
Sixi1h ngr tonal District.
J. E. ELLERBE.
FOR STATE SENATE.
At the earnest solicitation of many fric.- Is
I announce mnyself a candidate to represent
Clarendon L, the State Senate, to fill the
unexpired term male vacant by the resig
nation of Hon. L. M. Iagin.
I. 1. WOODS.
thoughtful consideration. We regret ex
cecedingly that we are unable to give a syn
opsis of the speech, as we depended on
getting it from him and he left here with
ont furnishing us with his notes.
Mr. Ellerbe was followed by L. S. Big
ham, who devoted his time to lau-ling him
sef anl de precating his opponents. In
tact, there was nothin. in his speech
worth noting. He made several attempts
to be funny and excused himself for being
"humosome," but if there was anything
"humoisone," his hearers knew nothing of
it until he give them the information.
The list of the Congressional party to
speak was J. M. Johnson. This gentleman
op-ned his speech with atr,swers to ques
tions published in THeE TIMES. He gave
about the same answers in writing and
they appeared in this paper last week,
therefore we will not criticize, but let the
people be the judges as to whether the
questions propounded b7 us have been sat
ifactorily answered. In otder that Mr.
Johnson's answers could be fairly judged,
we reproduced our qnestions with his an
swers and our readers are in possession of
both and are competent to judge. After his
explanation of his political past, Mr. John
son thenproceeded to discuss briefly, as
he had but a short time, the national issues
of the day. He said in substance that the
ills we complain of are directly traceable to
the Republican party, which is the party of
monopoly and the party of trusts. This
party struck down one-half of the primary
money of the country in 1873, and as a
result each gold dollar has enhanced to the
value of 200l cents and silver bullion, while
having purchasing power to buy as much
of any product as ever, will buy say one
half as much gold as prior to 1573. The
Democratic party stands for the restoration
of silver to where it stood before the Re
publican party struck it down. The speak
er hoped that a long pull, a strong pull and
a pull altogether would elect Bryan or some
other free silver man to the Presidency in
1900. He favors a tariff for revenue only
with incidental protection placed on luxu
ries, such as silks, plate gia-s, etc., with the
protction. taken off from artie'es of con
sumption which are used largely by the poor
'swelis tne rich throughout the land.
The audience treated all the candidates
outously and each of them receivedt ap
pause. illerbe, Johnson and Norton were
w ithout adoubt the favorites.
aCa-in Breadham then introduced the
enatorial c.adidates, commencing with
Dr. WAoodsi wtho made a first rate speech,
omparing favoraly with some of the best
onressional speeches. He was followed
iv J. IL. Lesesnie, who also made a good
qs>eech. The campaign palty was then
aken in charge and the inner man was
W~inhr-op Colleg~e Sc-holarships and
Trhe examinations for the award of vacant
cholarships in Winthrop College anid for
the admission of new sttudents will be hell
t the Couaty court house on August 13, at
Anplcants mutst not be less than tilteen
ears cof age. When scholarships :ire va
cated after Arugnst 13, they will be awiarded
o those unkithg thc highest average at this
The cost of attendance, ineluding hoard,
urnished roam, beat, light and washing is
nly 50 per month. For further in formt
tion aud a catalogue, adidress,
President D. 13. Joussos,
Rock Hill, S. 0.
Painol's BasebllI Club.
Th'e Pin.la It-.ebal Club have estab.
i-e the ir c!-tm to being- the c-hampion
(aIo tie Conty. They opened the
u 'an with, a o aginst Packsville
in-I'm ph-te.y snow.-d tunder that redloubt
:bl ieb. Theyv then crossed the Santtee
int attack.).,rngeburg's crack team and
as rhing vi.osy ft'r tie belt when
ath sid.icuohed to the intense heat.
I he y . susquently imported the fanotus
I .irye einb of Urangebuig, entertained
:he--'a ti a royal barbecue and through
doaupie eartes allowed them, as thieir
-ueststo ma ke at few scores. They playved
be' renlOw. bail tossers of Sumtierton
Jn last Tuiesday and scored a victory of 19
Sa 0.yplaye-d Paek.,vil e again on
'hrt lay eveing cnd the score was 35 to
to in fatvi' if Patiola. Like the late Alex
ode1.r th'-y are no' weping for more
seritds to conq~ue'r.
IIUCKLEN'S ARMNCA SALVE.
The lest salve in the world for cuts,
rises, sores, uleers, salt rheum, fever
ores. tettert, caapped hands, chilblains,
ois and :dl skitn eru ptions, and positively
ires piles,or no pay required. It is guar
nt-d to give perfect satisiction or money
fu-. Price 25c. per box. For saile by
RL. B. Loryea.
$3 SHOE in he World.
For 14 y-ears this shoe, by merit
aloe has distnced all comnpetitors.
W. L. Dougins $..W. $4n andt $3.' u'hoes are
the productious of skilled workmen. from the
best tantertat possibte at these prices. Atso.
82.O and S2.o shoes for men, $22 $2.oJ and
$:.75 for boys.
W. L. Douglas shoes are Indorsed
by over i,wipuo weatrers as the best
In style, ult and durabitty of any
shoe ever olTered at the p rices.
They are muade ina all the latest
shapes and styles, and of every vert
ety of leather.
if dealer cannot suppiy you. write for cata
logue to W. L. Douglas. Brocktonl, 3Mass. Sold by
E .C HORTON.
From now we will sell
our Entire Stock of
Spring and Summer
Clothing, i Hats and
Goods at Greatly Re
gains.-. An. e il
ing our7"L stoc toou
The ulic ande
pend on T o tinBr
gains And w wil
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
GENTS' 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,<
DR. J. FRANK GEIGER,
MANNING, S. C.
OFFICE IN MANNING HOTEL.
JOSEPH F. Rai E. W. C. Dism
RHAME & DAVIS, .
A7TORNEYS A7 LAW,
MANNING. S. C.
JOHN S. WILSON,
Attorne and Counselor at Law,
Geo.S. Hacker &Son
DOR, AHC BID,
CHALETON S -C
SASH WEGHTS AN
deeaS, ntsAS, BLINDSome
1s.Chat rLsTM. . Thaes
widwSoH A WIGTms, dAedo
otie of inetwhon h rsidedA
Tamthe id of A. dethamwere
sheceaseve sincestte, stave home
stadlset hofft edirmnyoh
etteno i herb and.
2dt. That ons the A.t haymfAug
wiow thre A.isitamestedecesds,
testten ndh County aforesaid, hto
hmsdappraised and set off inngt a
the hotraoad onsaini ptioner hun
apearn thirtyfv c res, more oee
bangd . wTh ays dfceasednst te
atotestied. i dahan hr
Silvern nde Coy afoed andofca
se al o thes1th day ofy A.7
thra t R rcicabe, IHwllers
Thoinly ahrineratnoe operston
reidceant iund polis Coun gh afresie, pt
itghi inomeatabl ofdpeition, ead
seale thse thdaMP Ly A.ND 1ASY7T
CORN ILJS SAW TMOS,
PLA.N CACH&NES CC
E ngnes andBoier
wl clan, hul Fator poics.og icpt
i Ge nernale Agenti,rad