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LOUIS APPELT. EDITOR.
MANNING, S. C.:
WEDNESDAY, JULY 2S, 1597.
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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
tenses of jingo merchants will- be
found o;t by the people.
We have done what we said. We
have but one price, the lowest.
Sumter, S. C.
Opposite Bank of Sumter.
The newspaper reader who has
taken the pains to keep up with the
Senatorial campaign cannot help but
see the trick of the present contest.
The Irby-Evans-Mayfield comehis~ is
self-evident and it is a surprise that
Mr. Irbvyin play-ing the role of the
"pdf blunt man" does not come
Ssquare out and acknowledge it. The
combine have parceled out a line for
each to follow. Irby is to throw out
his net for the "t::ue blue Reformers"
with as many Conservatives as can be
caught by flattery; Evans flings out
his net to catch those who have not
taken to McLaurin's tariff views and
with a view of holding many of those
who voted for him last year, and
Mayfield's net is out for those op
posed to the Dispensary. The syndi
cate is out for business and is ready
to make any and all kinds of prom
ises. They have opened up an es
tablishment, and to the voters they
say, "If you don't see what you want,
ask for it and you shall have it from
one of the firm."
Their game is so transparent that
it is a dull man indeed who cannot
see through it and we feel satisfied
but few people will be fooled by the
trick. The people have tried every
one of the present candidates and in
stead of promises for the future they
want the candidates to show what
. they did when the people trusted
them before. Irby was in the United
States Senate six years, what did he
Evans was State Senator and Gov
ernor, what did he do?
Mayfield was State Senator, what
did he do?
McLaurin was in Congress, what
did he do?
When these records are gone into
the people can see who has made a
faithful servant, and who did nothing
for himself or his people.
McLaurin is ready to compare rec
ords with his opponents, and if he
has not done more in one session
than all the others did during their
whole public career he should be
ashamed to ask for support. Is there
any wonder that Irby will not discuss
national issues? He was sent to the
United States Senete and drew thirty
thousand dollars in salary without
having placed upon the records any
thing that he can point his people to.
Evans served in the Legislature, then
the Senate and afterwards as Gov
ernor. He went before the people
for endorsement, did he get it? Why?
Mayfield was in the General As
sembly~, and as he has gone back on
the record he made there it is hardly
likely tbat the people will care to try
him in a larger field. Mr. Mayfield
has nothing to recommend him to the
McLaurin, who is being so bitterly
fought, has a record that he and his
constituents may feel proud of, and
the beauty of it is, that it is known
of all men.
"tOLD GRANNY" SCREAMED.
We must have struck the "Newvs
and Courier" in a very tender spot
for it to have made such a painful
scream as it did last Friday. In its
issue the Monday before it said that
McLaurin had made a mistake "stick
ing to the principles advocated by
the Alliance" and also, he made a
mistake in defending Governor Eller
be. We endeavored to show that
McLaurin was in gratitude bound to
defend Governor Ellerbe and we also
gave our views as to why the "News
and Courier" thinks McLaurin made
a mistake "sticking to the principles
advocated by the Alliance." We re
called the "News and Courier's" atti
tude in the last national camp'aign,
and for havingr donaen sonnperas
breeches Cal" Hemphull wants Mr.
McLaurin to suggest to us "not to
talk and write so much." Then it
makes itself more expressive by the
parting shot: "Many a deserving
candidate has been badly beaten by
his fool friends."
Had the "News and Courier" re
produced the editorial which brought
forth such a suggestion, its readers
would have been able to see where
the shoe pinched,butit did not do so,
and we are only left to remark that
Mr. McLaurin is not in the habit of
suggesting to THE TimES, and were he
to make the "fool" suggestion to us
that our contemporary makes to him,
we would be alarmed at his mental
condition. Mr. McLaurin has noth
ing to do with the paper, not one
cent of interest, in the shape of stock,
loan or gift. He is a subscriber and
no more. It is the editor's proud
privilege to be classed among his
friends and he is doing what he can
to aid him in his election.
The suggestion that the editor not
"talk" so much is rather gratuitous
and unwarranted, not even "copperas
breches Cal" Hemphill, the editor of
the "News and Courier," can point
out where we have been talking "so
much." Outside of the columns of
THE Tin we have had nothing what
eL to sav, unless a jocular remark
made in Charleston that "Irby will
not carry Laurens" is what our friend
of copperas breeches fame alludes to.
As to writing so much, we would like
to know wherein we have written too
much, and as the "News and Courier"
has assumed to speak for those who
are likely to vote against McLaurin
on account of his "fool friends", will
it not have the kindness to point out
the offending articles which have ap
peared in THE TirES. We do not mean
that it take a little paragraph from
an editorial and make a mountain out
of a mole bill, but take up an edito
rial written since the opening of the
campaign, and we defy "copperas
breeches Cal" Hemphill to point out
anything illegitimate. The article
which seemed to have raised the ire
of our Charleston contemporary,
treated on the "News and Courier's"
position in the last national contest
and it endeavored to show why the
"News and Courier" thought McLau
rin made a mistake in "sticking to
the principles of the Alliance." It
also expressed the belief that to have
the Metropolitan police removed a
deal with the syndicate would not
accomplish the result. Now where
does the "talking" and "writing" so
much come in, is something some
"fool friend" of "copperas breeches
Cal" Hemphill ought to make plain.
MAYFIELD WON'T DO.
Candidate Mayfield has charged
Governor Ellerbe with duplicity in
the Metropolitan police matter, which
when properly considered, is a. seri
ous charge. Governor Ellerbe, al
though not a candidate and has not
the privilege to go upon the stand
and reply to Mr. -Mayfield, has given
to the press a denial of the charge
and demands the proof.
To say the least of it, Mr. Mayfield
has placed himself in a very unenvi
able position. He was a personal
friend of the Governor, so much so
that the Governor appointed him on
his staff, and if what Mayfield says is
true, there is nothing in it other than
to show that Mr.~ Mayfield has ex
posed a private conversation and that
he has injured himself more than he
has the Governor. It is evident that
all of this rot of Mayfield's is to di
vert the attention away from McLau
ri. Mayfield is posing as opposed
to the Metropolitan police and the
Dispensary. What is his leg
islative record? He was largely in
strumental iQ having the Metropoli
tan police bill passed, and there never
was a stronger advocate for the Dis
pensary; but as soon as a guberna
torial bee began buzzing in his bon
net he makes a complete somersault.
We venture if the United States
court had decided in favor of the Dis
pensary cases Mayfield would now be
pointing with pride to his legislative
career. Now that he has charged
others with duplicity we would like
to know if there is any foundation
for the story that in the election of
judges at the last session of the Gen
eral Assembly, Senator Mayfield, now
a candidate, gave his word to Solici
tr Ansell, pledging him not only
his support, but offered to make the
nominating speech, that when the
ballots were recorded, Mayfield's bal
lot was against Ansell. If this was
done-if Mayfield pledged his sup
port to Solicitor Ansell and went
back on it heis not the proper man
to charge duplicity to others..
The Senatorial party is now mak
ing its way into the up country, and
as the contest progresses the more
confident are we that if the people
will turn out to vote on the 313t day
of August, Johr. L. McLaurin will be
overwhelmingly endorsed. This cam
paign has put the people to thinking
as they have never thought before
about things political, and although
hampered by having to contend with
three sharp politicians, McLaurin has
made speeches that are a revelation.
Who is there that has read one of
these speeches without feeling con
vinced of the correctness of our rep
resentative's position? We do not
believe the people are satisfied wvith
travelling in the old ruts; they want
a change as an experiment to see if a
better condition cannot be brought
The farmer wants a good price for
his cotton, and if he gets it, he pays
a good price for his plow cheerfully,
but if he is forced to pay a high price
for his plow and get a low price for
his cotton, he is dissatisfied and his
eyes turn toward the government in
There is more Catarrh in this section of
the country than all other diseases put to
gether and until the last few years was sup
posed to be incurable. For a great mnany
years doctors pronounced it a local disease,
and prescribed local remedies, and by con.
stantly failing to cur2 it with local treat
ment, pronounced it incurable. Science
Ihas proven catarrh to be a constitutional
disease, and therefore requires constitu
tional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure,
manufactured by F. .J. Cheney & Co., To
ledo, Ohio, is the only constitutional cure
on the maarket. It is taken internally in
doses from 10 drops to a teaspoonful. It
acts directly on the blood and mucous sur
faces of the system. They offer one hun.
dred dollars for any case it fails to cure.
Send for circulars and tes..imonials. Ad
dress. F. J. CHENEY & CO.. Toledo, O.
IF HE ISN'T, WHAT IS ARE
A communication from Candidate
Ferd D. Bryant appears in another
column. That gentleman thinks we
are ungrateful for receiving his
money for a card in our paper and
then criticizing his politics. Mr.
Bryant should understand that when
he paid us five dollars it was for an
advertisement in THE Tiizs and not
to close down our pan with reference
to what we think of him. We do not
regard him a legitimate candidate,
because he is not in accord with the
national Democratic platform on the
main question-finance. He claims
to be a bimetallist, but he is the same
kind of bimetallist as Grover Cleve
land and John G. Carlisle, that is, if
his speeches are to be our guide to
This is a primary under the rules
of the Democratic party and we con
tend that any man who is opposed to
the platform of the party is not en
titled to the support of the members
of that party. If Mr. Bryant will not
endorse the Democratic party's finan
cial plank, he is not in accord with
the party and should not ask for sup
port from its ranks.
Mr. Bryant denies that there was a
fusion ticket in Marion County. He
denied it at Packsville, but when
questioned closely admitted that such
a ticket was voted and that his name
was upon it. We assert most posi
tively there was a fusion ticket in
Marion County in 1890, composed of
white men and negroes and this
ticket was put into and voted for at
the general election in opposition to
the white man's ticket nominated in
the regular Democratic primary; the
fusion ticket referred to had as one
of the names upon it, Mr. Ferd D.
Bryant, who now is asking for votes
in the coming Democratic primary.
It will thus be seen that we are not
opposing Mr. Bryant on any factional
lines nor because he supported Judge
Haskell, our opposition is because he
differs with us upon the financial
issue. Ellerbe, Johnson, Norton and
McLaurin all agree upon this issue,
and they stand with both feet upon
the Democratic platform, and as we
said last week, either of them would
make a good representative and
either one would be in accord with
the views of the people of this sec
THE PEOPLE SELECT.
One of the healthiest signs of the
day is the serious thought given to
public affairs by the voters. There
was a time when the voter depended
entirely upon leaders, who, as a gene
ral thing, were some favorite lawyers
or County officials, and these gentle
men issued their edicts, which were
accepted and carried out, but now, if
a man wants the votes of the people
he must meet and talk to them. He
must convince them that he is the
right man for the place, and if he
succeeds in convincing them, it mat
ters not what leaders may think or
say, the people are going that way.
The truth of this is seen in our pres
ent Congressional race. The leaders
have not been consulted nor are they
going to be, every voter who heard
the candidates, formed his own con
clusions, and when those conclusions
are sought to be changed something
more is needed than this candidate is
"not a true Reformer" or "that man
will not carry his own County." An
argument showing the nnfitness of
the candidate who made the impres
sion will have, to be adduced. How
does any man know who will carry
this or that county? No. Voters,
when you hear a man ,talking such
stuff against a candidate put it down
he is interested in that candidate's
opponent and he is simply trying to
get votes for his favorite. If you
have made up your mind to support
a particular candidate, let not your
intention be diverted by some fr-ivol
ous rumor. The candidates spoke at
three places in this County, and if
there was aught against-the political
career of either of them, at the meet
i-gs was the place to make it known.
It is not fair to circulate reports cal
culated to drive votes awvay from a
man after he has passed on, when an
opportunity was had to say in his
presence what is being said behind
The "Lily Whites" have met with
a Waterloo at the hands of the Presi
dent. The main fight between the
two factions of the Republican party
in this State was settled by President
McKinley recognizing the "Regulars"
by the appointment of Mr. Lathrop,
of Orangeburg, to the District Attor
neyship. Melton, a "Lily White," of
Columbia, and Von Kolnitz, a gold
bug Democrat, of Charleston, but
who made McKinley speeches at the
North in the last campaign at a salary
of one hundred dollars per week.
were the defeated applicants. Junius
H. Evans, a first cousin of ex-Gov
ernor Evans, is understood to be
slated for one of Mr. Lathrop's as
sistants. This Evans was such a
loud mouthed Democrat that in 1890,
while editor of the Marion "Star," he
was recognized as one of the bitterest
writers in the State. He would not
support the regular Democratic
ticket nominated in 1890 and was one
of the "good Democrats" who put
forward the Marion County fusion
ticket which had upon it Mr. F. D.
Bryant for the Legislature. Evans
has never returned to the fold and is
now a full fledged Republican with
both elbows upon the pie counter.
RE ASONS WHY CHA MBERLAIN'S COL
IC, CHOLERA AND DIARRHOEA
RE\1EDY IS THE BEST.
1. Because it affords almost instant re
lief in eases of pain in the stomach, colic
and cholera morbus.
2. Because it is the only remedy that
never fails in the most severe cases of dys
entery and diarrhoea.
3. ~Because it is the only~~" that
will care chronic di
4. 1Reeause it isi1 that
will prevent bilions
5. Because it is ithat
will enre epidemnica.
6. Because it is t '- that
can always be depet es of
7. Beeanse it is t and
n uost reliable medici Jowel
8. Because it pro its.
9. Because it is ;* ' to
10. Because it has s of
more people thah an. in
The 25 and 50c siz. . B.
A CONTEMPTIBLE THING.
We have beard of some very ques
tionable tactics resorted to by politi
cians, but the meanest thing on rec
ord can be laid at the feet of S. G.
Mayfield who is a candidate for
United States Senator, nit, and as a
part of his stock in trade he is going
all over the State charging the Gov
ernor of South Carolina with dupli
city; to bear up his charges and give
them a semblance of truth, he ex
poses conversations had with the
Governor in private. Such condue.t
is despicable and should be frowned
down by decent people, but still
meaner and more contemptible is his
attempt to use his vote for Confeder
ate pensions as a tool to get him
votes. Every pensioner should spurn
Mr. Mayfield and teach him and all
others like him that the Confederate
pension fund is not any politician's
corruption fund. As an electioneer
ing epistle he issued a letter and had
it sent out and fortunately the Winns
boro "News and Herald" got hold of
it and gave it wider circulation thau
Mr. Maytield had calculated upon.
Here is the letter:
S. G. M.YFIL>, Attorney at Law, j
Denmark, S. C. I
Dear Sir-In 'xaniining the Comptroller
General's report, I find you are receiving
the benefit of the act of 1596 "to aid the
disaled soliers of the Confederacy and
I helped to pass that act and thus con
tributed to the aid of such as desired to
claim its benefit;. It is but a small amount
and should be doubled.
I am going into the race for the United
States Senate, and of all those who are now
in it, I am the only one who has aided in
passing the act of 1896. While I was doing
this some of my competitors were then and
are now getting a salary of $5,000 per year.
I have never asked for any office which
had a salary attached and I now ask you to
ra;ly to my aid and him w ho helped you.
Good men and womecn, by speaking out
for me, can do much good, and if elected I
will remember my friends. Let me har
from you. Sincerely,
S. (i. -HAYFIELD.
Commenting upon the letter, the
"News and Herald" has this to say:
"When the candidates spoke here, we
listened attentively to them. and we must
confess that we were better inipressel with
Mr. Mayfieldi's speech than with the
speeches of the others. Our purpose now
is not to attack Mr. Mayfield personally,
but to call attention to the low plane of
politics at the present day. The above let
ter shows that greed for oflice will le.id men
to an effort to debauch the highest senmi
ments. TI' Confederate soldier did more
for his counrv than it can ever do for hit".
It is a high and noble sentiment to perpet
uate their deeds of valor and heroic ser
vices; it is a high and arand sentiment to
s5 e that the State takes care of the Confed
erate soldiers when they cannot now help
themselves; but, in the name of decency,
are the veterans to be told that it is their
duty to pay a legislator with their votes,
simply forsooth, because the legislator h-tp
pened to be a member of the General As
sembly and voted for the pension ac:? Oh,
how low a position has that of United
States Senator fallen in these latter years?
Shame on the man who would convert the
purest and highest sentiments and pur
poses of a people into a medium for politi
The Charleston "Post" may think
itself right in its preaent attitude
towards Governor Ellerbe, but we
are of the opinion that it is doing its
own cause no good. Suoppose there
are some who at one time believed
Charleston should have a Metropoli
tan police and these become con
vincedl that the system is not working
satisfactory, how can the "Post" e-x
pect any aid from such, if day in and
day out it pours wrath upon the only
man who can be approached upon
We know of our own knowledge
that a change ot' mind has come to
the minds of some close friends of
Governor Ellerbe, but they cannot
approach him on the subject so long
as this constant fire is kept up. If
the "Post" will pardon us, we will
suggest that it devote its editorial
columns to some other subject and
give these friends who were form erly
for the present police system an op
portunity to present the causes for
their change of mind.
We are often asked as to the status
of the Dispensary, and the question
is one that has gotten beyond our
grasp. The United States Court has
put the institution in a hole and un
less the Supreme Court pulls it out it
will stay there and be buried. With
original package shops on every hand
it would be utter folly for the State
to undertake to continue business and
the sooner there are some steps taken
to either close tup the original pack
age shops or grant them a license the
better it will be for the State. At
present the liquor dealers are in
clover, they sell their goods without
paying a cent for the privilege and
besides they are not required to fix
up their places of business attractively
as would be the ease of a regular
Thme Alaska gold craze is the latest;
thousands are rushing to the newly
discovered gold fields. The Alladin's
lamp stories that are being told con
cerning the gold fields of Alaska has
turned a stream of people in that di
rection and the numbers are increas
ing. Reaction will set in after a
while like with all other boomed en
terprises and many who went to seek
riches will return poorer than before
Now that the tariff bas wormed its
way through national legislation it is
said that living expenses will be at
least twenty per cent. greater. The
people may be able to stand it if they
can obtain more for their products
and their labor, but if wages and
products are to be low and the com
modities of life high, the country
from one end to the other will be in
Lieut. Moss, in command of twenty
troopers of the 25th U. S. Infantry,
rode 2,000 miles upon bicycles. fronm
Fort Missoula, Mo0nt., to St. Louis,
THE TRUE REMEDY.
W. M. lepine, editor Tiskihva, ill.
"Chief," says: 'We won't keep house with~
out Dr. King's New i'scovery for Con
sumption, Coughs and Colds. Exoeri
mented with many others, but never got
the true reme'dy until we used Dr. King's
New~ Discovery. No other rem edy can
take its place in our Lome, as' in it we have
a certain and sure cure for Congh, Colds,
Whooping Cough, etc." It is i le to ex
periment with other remedies, even it
they are urged on you as just as good as
Dr'Kn's ew Discovery. They are not
as good, because this renmedy has arecord
of cures and besides is guaranteed. It
never fails to satisty. Trial bottles tree at
It n. rye' Drug Store
The Dingley tariff bill has become
a law and the Republican party have
now the opportunity of bringing'
about the much desired prosperity.
We are glad to sny that our Senators
are recorded against the ionstrosity.
Senator Tillman voted "nay" and
Senator McfLaurin was pre ag
You ' ht B'unt the wori4 nr (' nIi y
will t:ot find ano:th.r :m-didn" aia;
C lunelin's Colie, Chiolr t ni I)a.ho
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Lormvi, the 1dru ist.
Is hryant Off lis Blase.
IIARTSVILLE, S. C., July 24, K.
Editor MANNING TIMES:
While attending the campaign
meeting at this place today. my at
tention was called to some verv
strange paragraphs in your paper of
the 21st inst.
In s-our account of the meeting at
Manning you say in one sentence that
I "declared my allegiance to the
South and her cause, and stated that
while it wvas impostsile for an loniest
man to outline his policy if elected
to Congress. that if elected I should
co-operate with the Democratic party
in every effort to obtain a just and
equal portion of the benefits of
national legisiat ion."
In the very next sentence you say:
"Time did not permit his discussion
of the money question, but it is un
derstood that he is not in accord with
the wishos of his party." -In another
place you say I am a "disciple of
Palmer and Buckner," and again you
say that I am a "gold bug,'' not a
"legitimate candidate," etc.
Now, Mr. Editor. I paid you live
dollars for the publication of my card
in your paper. Paid' the Executive
Committee of Clarendon County
twenty-five dollars for the privilege
of becoming a candidate in your
County for Congress and after all
this I think it a piece of base ingrati
tude for the very paper I have pat
ronized to try to ruin my political
prospects by voluntary misrepresen
tations. You know that I am not a
"gold bug" and you know that I am
in accord with the wishes of my par
ty, and have never given utterance
to a word that would justify any
other conclusion. Again you repeat
with apparent delight the base and
groundless charge made by innuendo
by my competitors that I was a canm
didate on a fusion ticket, and say
that I admitted being voted for on
such a ticket. You know that I de
nied the existence of a "fusion ticket'
In Marion County in 1890, then how
could I admit that I was voted for on
it? I say again that there was no
fusion ticket in Marion County in
1890 that ever came to my knowledge.
I was nominated for the House of
Representatives at that time by as
good Democrats as are in the State
and they put no negroes on the ticket
with me, but the other gentlemen
who were nominated with me were
and still are the very best of white
Democrats and men of the highest
integrity. None of us were candi
didates. None of us thought of be
ing elected-made no effort in that
direction and paid no attention to
the matter one way or another. And
any person who tries to make capital
out of that now, simply aims at mis
representation. The negroes did af
terward indorse our legislative ticket
and had it printed at the head of
their own County ticket, but we had
nothing to do with that.
My politics as a true Southern
Democrat has never been questioned
by anyone who knew me. I am now
in favor of bimnetallism as a Demo
crati't demand; and still a Southern
Democrat anxious for all the benefits
to the South that can possibly result
from a just and equal administration
of the national government.
I am willing that you shall advo
cate Mr. Ellerbe or any one else von
choose, but please do not do so am the
expense of his innocent competitors.
We all want the place, but none of
us wish to rise on the dead carcass of
Hoping you wvill give this space in
the next issue of your paper, I am
FERD D. BRYANT.
'TIT:ED, NE RTOD. SLEEPILi dS
XMen and women-hwga.flyte
wite abot. Hood's. Sarai,ar i.Oe.
btelpless :Ln disecurd, bil. t
faith in lieli'in , now ma : i h 0al a
"able to do my' own w''' I,"* Uoe Ioo-'
Sars.ipaill b power -o enic anl uif
the bloc~d ard n. e the weak ~ trn' ti
is expeien~ce of a host of pele.lt
Hoodi's P:ls :L- the j- an' n ri
and live~r medi.:c:.e. Gent . n - u .
Whly Doevs thle S.-Called '%.'.uid .ilioney"
Man Wani. an International .igr'ee
metnt for the Rtestorationt of
(Fromn the Nat ionial Bimnetalist)
'This question is worthy of more
careful consideration than it has
heretofore received. If we have
"sound money" now, it ought to be
satisfactory to every' honest man.
and it would certainly be wrong to
Still, the country is full of people
who occupy the anomalous position
of defending our present gold stand
ard as both "sound"' and "honest "
and at the same time declaring that
they are in favor of an international
agreement for its overthrow, because
that is what bimnetallism, whether
national or international, act ually
means. If there is no dit.Terence be
tween international bimetallismt and
the present gold standard the change
will do us no good, and it is a waste
of time to bother about it. If the
gold standard is "sound" and '"hon
est" and international bimetallhism
is something different, then it follows
with mathematical certainty that
such an agreement as they ti adocate
will give us a standard both un ountd
and dishonest. Two things cannot
be different and also be the same. If
a certain yardstick is just the right
length, it is. of course. in honiest
ardstick. It is "sound. Any other
ardstick which differs from it must
of necessity be of im propter length
and consequently unfair, dishonest
Hence, comes the very pertinenmt
question: What would he the etTeet
of restoring bimetallism by interna
tional agreement? It is as lain as
light that it would raise the value of
silver and lower the value otf gold.
If England, France. G2ermnany anzd
the United States should concu-irrenit
ly agree to coini and use both meitalh
freely at a certain ratio. it is imani
fest that the demand for money uise
which these great nations make ulton
old alone, would be divided bet weei
old and silver. Under such condi
tions, it is junst as certain that golt
would become cheaper as it is that it
would melt in a sufhiieintly hot fire,
If any man on earth denies thiat~iie is
simply disputing the great law of
supply and demand. But nfo hmone-st
man, who knows what lie is talkmg~
about, will denyv it. so. we wi!!lak
it for granted that interniatitonal hi
metalfismi would make gold cheaper
But if it is honest monmey now. whiat
moral right has any power tt imake.
it "che~aper': "Cheap i~mney ane
cording to the argument of the inter
national bimetallist is "dishoinest
money." His objection to "free sil
ver" is that it will "cebase" the cur
rency by making it "cheaper." He
claims that we coninot raise silver to
a level with gold: that as a ire.sult
gold would retire from circulation,
leaving us with a silver c'urreney
cheaerthan gold, and therefore de.
lmae .a dinamsr to creditors.
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1VO: STATE SENATE.
At the ::est solicitation of many fr:en ds
I t:.nounce mysIf a candidate to represent
Clarerdctn i. the State Senate. to fill the
unexnire' term mri111e vacant by the resig
n:atio: of LIon. L. M. Itagin.
I. M1. WOODS.
FOR SENA ['Ol.
I am:, at catlil1da.tte for the untexnired t t.
in the State Senat .
J. HI. LE8ESNE.
But how is it any worse. to make the
currency cheaper by substituting sil
ver for gold than it would be to treat
the gold in such a w-y as to make
that cheaper? Would not the credit
or be affected in precisely the same
wav How much worse would it be
for a man to pay his debts in silver
worth 25 por cent. less than gold is
now, than it would be to force gold
down 25 per cent. below its present
level and then pay in gold? There
would be no difference whatever.
No one who really understands the
principles involved in this great con
troversy can fail to see the absurdity
of the position assumed by the inter.
national bimetallists of America.
The explanation is found in the fact
that there are two classes of "inter
national bimetallists." One class is
composed of persons who either know
nothing about the question, or who
understand it very imperfectly.
They have a vague idea that the de
monetization of silver was wrong,
and that it ought to be restored.
But they have been frightened into
the belief that the "United States
cannot do it alone." In a confused
and indefinite way they imagine that
if we can only get an international
agreement we will be all right.
The other class consists of men who
may or may not understand the
question, but who are satisfied with
the existing monetary standard, and
do not waut silver restored at all.
They pretend to favor an interna
tional agreement merely because
they believe that it is imnpossible to
get'one, and that by keeping the
peole in ltirsuit of this phantom
they can prevent any action by the
United States and thus maintain the
gold standard for all time. These
men, of course, care nothing about
the absurdities and contradictions
of their arguments so long as the~y
win. The'very essence of the "silver
men's" contention is that by the de
monetizat ion of silver gold was made
dearer, and therefore dlishonest
money. That the effect wvas to lower
the p~iies of all the products of labor
and consequently to increase the bur
den of all debt. If this be true, the
act cannot be defended upon any
principle of natural justice. It was
an inexcusable, indefensible and un
conscionable wrong. and no amount
of sophistry or special pleading can
make it right. If it was wrong, that
wrong should be undone, and it can
be undone in no other way than by
the complete restoration of silver to
the right of mintage and legal tender
which it formerly enjoyed. In what
ever way it may be done, whether by
the United States acting independ
ently or concurrently with other na
tion', it is bound to make gold
cheaper by. lessening the demand for
it. So, we say that the international
bimetallist who charges the "-free
silverite" with dishonesty in trying
to "et "cheaper muoney,7 is either
decive hinslfor is trying to de
i;iL'CLLNS .mIiCA .ALVE.
n. a~ '' the wi'rl for Cnts,
s s . t . c : I handl ~ .15ln e ibla is
ce a . '.I )l : --r :toe V2I' pit ive~. ly~
ea. ' g ts ' II.: ; cr r e re. t cIt istar
antet1 l t ' .i II' e rratisato 11 ormn. y
wenr J''- . bia di 1 t hshe in thisg
iwL a x!at wein . 1 :a.l and L~l2C. I,
:md.a he' p'' s the s int 1enty the ~o~
ri:rofdah he e3 es h get Itrmy
wher th iuot0Lewthhscmae
w.$3m! SHe yOeon the Wivr, g
m~mdan I ' "wond, r 11,~ail 2 andb ed
andth ::rI D'ar3s ofI~' t lifeare pssd
we wa i t'r wi: a . troih 'th l ooa
t ho<t wee ofn.re., at ,r the monu- 5
alnhas di)1staned all' com piors.rl
Iet mealerial~lo po i at these pric.' i eAls.
Lou ow. L. Dou.;las so i are1, IS Snors d
En Ctl. HO nddrblTyOfNy
From now we will sell
our Entire Stock of
Soring' and Summer
Clothing, Hats and
Goods at Greatly Re
Su n -
pend on obtaining Bar
gains. And we will
tae leasure in show
ing our stock to our
G1Y8 us a Call and be con
vinced that we are selling
Bods as Advertised.
We are n1ow 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
S>H. D. RIFF.
R. J. FRANK GEIGER,
MANNING, S. C.
OFFICE IN MANNING HOTEL.
JOSEPH F. RiEAME. W . Dv
A2 TORKEYS A ' LAW~,
MANNING, S. C.
JOHN S. WILSON,
Attorney and Counselor at La,
Geo.S. Hacker &Son
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