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*LOUIS AI'PELT, EDITOR.
MANNING, S. C.:
WEDNESDAY, ; AUG. 25, 1897.
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advertisements. Liberal contracts made for
three, six and twelve months.
Communications must be accompanied
by the real name and address of the writer
in order to receive attention.
No communication of a personal char
acter will be published except as an adver
Entered at the Post Office at Manning 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 out by the people.
We have done what we said. We
have but one price, the lowest.
Sumter, S. C.
Opposite Bank of Sumter.
It is the duty of every white joter
to exercise his right to vote and on
next Tuesday the opportunity is at
hand to select a United States Sena
tor to represent South Carolina in
-the greatest legislative body in the
world, a Congressman to represent
the Sixth District, and a State Sena
tor to represent Clarendon County.
a representative? We hope not. We
are all interested. The men to be
selected are to represent us. and all
of us should express our choice at
the ballot box and the minority sub
mit to the will of the majority. The
candidates for the United States Sen
ate are John L. McLaurin, John
Gary Evans, John L. M. Irby .and
John T. Duncan. It is for us to say
which of these Johns is our choice;
which of them is best fitted, and
>which is the most deserving of our
McLaurin has been tried and until
-this present contest the entire State
was singing praises on his magnifi
cent record. Evans has been tried,
and although he was in a position to
make himself a power with the peo
ple, he was repudiated at the ballot
box last year. Irby has been tried.
The Reform party in the heat of ex
citement made the mistake of dis
placing that grand leader Hampton
for Irby, and did Irby take advantage
of the opportunity given him? Look
at his record, both public and private,
and see if he was not honored by the
State more than he honored himself.
Duncan has been tried, and if he ever
did anything to have a claim upon
the people we have failed to see it.
He was in the Legislature and he
kept his seat about as warm as many
- others, and in the last campaign he
displayed more cheek than brains. It
is for the people to say who they
The candidates for Congress are J.
-E. Ellerbe, James Norton, J. M.
,Jbsn, F. D. Bryant, D. W. Mc
-.. Laurin and Smiley Bigham. All of
these candidates have appeared be
fore the people, they made their ar
guments and you are to choose. El
lerbe is a farmer; able, upright and
pure, and notwithstanding malicious
reports have been circulating
about him his people at home
came out over their signatures
natures and recommended him to the
voters. How much better showing
was that, than the anonymous scrib
bler who published a long letter over
a nom de plume for one of his oppon
ents. Norton is a man of fine
ability, and be is now the
Comptroller General of the State with
a handsome salary attached. He
makes a good officer, but the people
elected him to that office and he
should not now reach for something
higher unless he gives back to the
people the office they gave him.
Johnson is also an able man, and we
believe, a good man, but he too, has
a lucrative office, and the people are
not looking for men already fixed.
Bryant's speeches havo been so con
fusing that we hardly know how to
place him, we thought he was a gold
bug bat he says he is not, and Big
ham, he seems to be "agin" every
body. He must be the fellow who
after damning everybody else said
"damn me." D. W. McLaurin is a1
clever gentleman, but in our judg
ment the people would prefer that
he keep his office in the State house.
But it is not for us to say, it is for
the voter-to exercise his manhood
~and cast his vote as his conscience
Our candidates for the State Sen
ate are Dr. I. M. Woods, who is
known to our readers. He has been
a representative and you know
whether or not he is entitled to your
support, and J. Harry Lesesne, who
is also known, and he needs no in
troduction from us. We make it a
rule not to take sides in a County
fight, so we will not make any com
ments about either of these candi
dates for the Senate.
Our sole purpose in this article is
to impress it upon you that it is a
duty you owe yourselves to turn out
on the 31st day of August and vote.
A C23DUCTOR'S ADVICE.
"Let me give you a pointer," said M. F.
Gregg, a popular codductor on the Missouri
Pacific railroad. "Do you know that Chaim
berlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy cures you when you have the
stomach ache. 'Well, it does." And after
giving this friendly bit of advice the jolly
conductor passed on down the aisle. It is
a fact that thousands of railroad and travel
ing men never take a tri) without a bottle
of this remedy, which is the best cure in
the world for bowel disorders. 25 and 5)
cent bottles for sale by R. B. Loryea, the
THE TEACHERS' INSTITUTE.
Evening Lectures and Entertainments
Add Materially to a Week or Profit
Manning was permeated with an educa
tional atmosphere last week, and its effect
could be seen in the public offices, count
ing rooms, at the church and on the streets.
Those who attended the sessions always
found something of interest and subjects
for discussion when they came out. Not
all of the teachers in this County attended,
and those who failed to attend not only
were derelict in their duty, but they missed
a great opportunity to increase their store
of knowledge without a cent of cost to
themselves. It is with regret we announce
that only about one-half of Clarendon's
teachers took advantage of the Institute,
and we say right here that those who did
not attend will have to explain their lack
of interest in their chosen profession. The
people want their children taught by a
teacher who throws the soul into the work
and not by one who teaches like a machine
for so many dollars.
Professor E. L. Hughes, superintendent
of the graded schools of the city of Green
ville, had charge of the Institute, and he
was ably assisted by Professor 0. B. Mar
tin, of Greenville, and Miss Mamie Wick
liffe, of Winthrop College, Rock Hill. Pro
fessor Hughes gave the teachers practical
lessons on conditions, principles, aims,
aids, and methods of education, school
management and professional work of
teachers. Miss Wickliffe's lectures on the
primary methods of teaching were fine and
highly instructive, especially so were her
methods in the theory and practical teaching
of phonetics in both reading and spelling.
Miss Wickliffe won a great many friends
here by her dignified and easy manners;
she is bright, witty, quick and attractive
and her manner of presenting the work is
very pleasing and makes a lasting impres
sion. Professor Martin dealt principally
with history, language and geometrical
drawing, and his instructions will prove of
great service to the teachers in their work.
'he daily sessions did not lack life and
interest, at the same time there was no time
spent in levity. The drill lessons in sing
ing, word study, physical exercises, draw
ing, writing, and all these being explained
with practical illustrations on the black
board made the exercises very profitable as
well as pleasant.
Thursday night Professor Hughes' lecture
on "What the Man in the Moon Saw" was
greeted by a large and cultured audience,
and while there was a uniqueness about
the lecture and enjoyable in the extreme,
there was all the way through it pungent
poins of seriousness ani wholesome f ood
for thought; some parts of the lecture were
beautifully interspersed with the keenest of
wit, and other parts showed that the lecture
was the outcome of much study. On Fri
fore e usinew Msu iss,0 iNressor
Hughes. after feelingly referring to the
hospitality of Manning and the courtesies
extended to hitaself and associates, and
going over the week's work, gave a magni
ficent talk on the "Home, the School and
the Workshop." Quite a number of spec
tators were present, but it would have been
to the interest of every father and mother
to have heard this talk. Following is a
synopsis of Professor Hughes' address:
"There are three things which summar
ize the best there is in our hives-practi
cally all there is. ihey are the home, the
school and the workshop. The first stands
for the social side of life, the last for its
activities and energies engaged in produc
tion, and the school is the place of prepa
ration for both the others.
"What does the home mean? Not simply
a place to stay, to eat, to sleep, to live. One
might do all that in the County jail. Home
is, first of all, a place of rest. It should be
such for each one who helps to make the
home circle, including the wife and mother,
who .oo often is the only one who finds no
rest at home. Home should be a place of
safety. Not simply safety from violence,
bt safety from bad example, bad influ
ences, physical, mental or moral evils. It
takes more intelligence to make home a
place of safety than is supposed. Cleanli
ness, ventilation, sanitation, proper food,
pure water, pure air, rg~:r habits, order,
system, mental tgrowth and enjoyment,
spirituality. cheerfullness, all these and
more are necessary elements of safety in
the home. Home should be a place of
peace and affeiction where the tenderest ties
of relationship and friendship may be
formed and perpetuated, and where all that
is brightest and best in companionship
may be fostered.
"What is the workshop? The place where
one dues his work, whatever the work or
wherever the place. The law of labor is
binding on all. Wh.,ever violates it does
so at his peril. "In the sweat of thy face
shalt thou eat thy bread" is the fiat of om
ipotence; to evade is to suffer. Oine's
work should be such as gives employment
to body, mind andisoul. T'hat is the ideal
Iwork, if one may choose. But when con
Iditions forbid choice and the work which
Imust be done is not ideal, then the workei
must of necessity find the missing elements
part of man's complex nature comes only
from labor. The law must not be violated.
For one to know that work is a blessing,
needs only that he shall lose it, or the
power to perform it.
"What is the school? The place of all
others where most of preparation should be
gi n for both the social and active duties
of life-the door through which the largest
possibiities of the home and the workshop.
may be reached. The highest intelligence,
the utmost development of power the
wisest training are necessary for home
makers and workers. To furnish these is
the office of the school. 'he home cannot
do it-the workshop cannot-both may
help, but the school is the agency to which
this is committed.
"What then about the schools in Claren
don County. in Manning? Are they such
as they should be to do this great work?
The public school is the great uniting force
of the people. In social life there are
classes-boundary lines created by wealth,
intelligence or authority. whicn divide the
people; in the church, differing creeds
make divisions; in politics there are parties
and factions ot parties causing strife and
dissension. In the public school work side
by side childreni whose parents are of all
reeds, all political beliefs, all degrees 01
waltL and intelligence, followers 01 all avo
"The public schools are the most pecu
liarly democratic of all our institutions--the
great factories of the nation in which citi
zns are made, and the principle on which
ur zovern ment rests-co-operation. They
are of the people, for the people, by the
people. Manning owes a duty to Clart'n
don County. Let the citizens of Manning
unite, establish a well ordered system ot
shools, place in charge of it the able, in
telligent teachers they have anid the result
wvill be far greater effectiveness, economy
and progress. The experience of other
towns proves this. Then will Manning
set an example and set in motion an inila
and result in better schools, better homes,
better workers. Let the patrons, officers,
teachers of schools unite their efforts, en
courage and sustain the Couny Superin
tendent, the head of the public school sys
ten in this County, so that he will be in
spired to put forth every effort to build up
the educational system of the County. Do
what you can for the children. The home,
the workshop, the school, the whole world
are primarily for the children. Do you
doubt it? Iiagine, then, that the corn
mand should go forth this moment frui
the Omnipotent: "Let there be no more
children on the earch torever." Ten years
pass; no sound of infant voice is heard
either in happy prattle or cry of pain. Ten
more years go by; not a boy or girl can be
found in any land. Ten more; no youth
or maiden anywhere. Another decade, an
other, another, and what would the homes
be; what the places where men one
worked; what the world? A few more
years pass and one lone, gray, bent form
lifts feeble hands toward Heaven in utter I
solitude and dies, and the earth is without
a living being in all its myriad miles of
All things are for the children! Let them
enter, then, into their inheritance. As Ci
cero sail of old: "The highest duty that
we can render is to instruct and train the
young." (ood schools for happy homes
and productive workers and the future
greatness and welfare of Clarendon County
-for these let all true men put forth effort
and do faithful work."
Among the many attractions of the Insti
tute was Professor Hughes' sketches on the
board. He made splendid charts with a
stick wrapped with some cotton twine, a
sponge and a ittle ink and with various
colored chalk, he made some drawings that
were line; during his sketchings he would
give very interesting talks as he went along
keeping his scholar's minds riveted upon
his work, thereby making it not hlone pleas
ing, but a practical object lesson.
Friday night a large crowd filled the Col
legiate Institute hall and one of the most
delightful entertainments ever given in this
town was held. It was an evening's pleas
ure amid culture and refinement and one
long to be remembered. There was no
prearranged plan, the entire affair was im
promptu and every number was carried
out as if the participants had rehearsed for
months. The following was the program:
1. Music, clarionet, Prof. E. L. Hnghes.
2. Recitation, "How he Saved St. Mi
chael," Mr. R. K. Taylor.
3. Recitation, "Malabrand, the Young
Musician," Miss Daisy Tindal.
4. Song; quartette. "Come where the
Lillies Bloom," Miss Maggie Huggins, Mrs.
Clara Davis, Dr. G. L. Dickson and Mr. F.
5. Recitation, "The Man who Apolo
gized," Professor 0. B. Martin.
6. Recitation. "The Price of Peace,"
Miss Lulie Harvin.
7. Music, "Queen of the Earth," Miss
8. Recitation, "The History of Carolina,"
Mr. Shirley Holladay.
9. Recitation, "The Men who Wore the
Grey," Miss Blanche Billups.
10. Music, guitar and song, Prof. E. L.
11. Recitation, "Mary, Queen of Scots,"
Miss Carrie Legg.
12. Address, Chalk Talk by Professor
The people of Manning parted with Pro
fessors Hughes and Martin and Miss Wick
liffe with regret, and they hope that next
year they will return and stay longer.
From here they went to Kingstree.
BTCKLEN'S ARNICA SALVE.
The best salve in the world for cuts,
bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever
sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains,
corns and all skin eruptions, and positively
cures piles,or no pay required. It is guar
anteed to give perfect satisfaction or money
refunded. Price 25c. per box. For sale by
R. B. Loryea.
Clerk of Court Timmnons has re
ceived the pension money for the
pensioners for this County. The fol
lowing is the list of names and post
Glass A, $72.0.-Warren D. Watts,
Class B, $21.80.-S. W. Kirton, For
eston; E. J. Watts, Foreston; J. R. B.
ning; J. P. Strange, Manning; W. H.
Young, Manning; A. M. Bell, Man
ning; WV. H. H. Hobbs, New Zion.
Class C, No. 1, $16.35.-Shade H.
Driggers, Alcolu; S. R. Gibson, New
Zion; J. D. Beatson, Packsville; F.
M. Johnson, Wilson.
Class C, No. 2, $16.35.-Daniel Jeff
ers, Oakland; M. Scott, Manning; W.
A. Brewer, Manning; WV. 0. Dority,
Manning: J. L. Rowe, Manning; John
Lyons, Mannino; Friendly Kolb,
Manning: J. M. %ouncey, Manning;
R. C. Timmons, Manning: S. E. John
son, Manning: Isaac Carraway, Se
lc; Reuben Ridgeway, Manning; J.
J. Welch, New Zion: C. L. Barrow,
New Zion: E. H. Green, New Zion;
S. M. Smith, New Zion; Ellerson Rob
inson, Seloc; B. E. Boyce, Seloc; H.
E. Robinson, Seloc; Arthur Wilder,
Bethlehem; W. H. Hickman, Seloc;
James C. Hodge, Jordan; H. A.
Strange, Davis Station; John James
Johnson, Remini; James W. Thames,
Packsville; J. J. Broadway, Packs
ville; S. G. Coker, Sandy Grove; T.
G. Roberson, Sandy Grove; H. E.
Harrington, Workman; S. M. Plow
den, Manning; Daniel Johnson, Wil
son; Isaac B. White, Wilson; A. C.
Lee, Wilson; John A. Brown, Pine
wood; H. L. Benbow, St. Paul's; J.
W. Kelly, Davis Station; C. A. Walk
er, Jordan: R. A. Richbourg, Davis
Station: James W. Kelly, Davis Sta
tion; J. H. McFadden, Manning; R.
A. Ridgell, Manning; J. A. Barnes,
Foreston; William A. Coker, Sandy
Grove; S. A. Odomn, Sandy Grove.
Class C, No. 3, $16.35.-Almira C.
Cantey, Foreston: Susan Johnson,
Manning; M. E. Wheeler. Sardinia;
M. E. Wise, Manning; S. E. Johnson,
Class C, No. 4,-Eunice Richbourg,
Foreston; Dolly D. Evans, Foreston;
Caroline M. Richbourg, Foreston;
Annie Richbourg, Foreston;~ A. M.
Richbour-, Alcolu; S. J. Hardner,
transferred from Williamsburg; Sa
rah J. Tobias, Manning; Rachel
White, Manning; Sarah Catherine
Pack. Manning; Caroline J. Tindall,
Manning; S. L. Bartlett, Manning:
M. E. Burgess, Manning; Jane W.
Tobias, Manning; Sarah Hudson,
New Zion; Mariah Robinson, Seloc;
Mary Welch, New Zion: Mary Thom-.
as, Bethlehem; Sarah H. Stukes, Jor
dan; E. H. Graham, Foreston; Rebec
ca D). Frierson, Foreston; Lenore Ard,
Jordan: M. R. Richbourg, Foreston:
F. E. Tuning. Silver' Juliat M. Cor
bett, Packsville; Jane C. Bell, Packs
ville; M. M. Johnson, Sandy Grove;
Augandy Barfield, Seloc; E. C. Har
rington, Workman; Dolly Stone,
Manning; Hulda M. Hill, Packsville;
H. T. Timmons, Packsville; Kesiah
Kob, Packsville: Elizabeth L. Gard
ner, St. Pauls; E. E. Ridgeway, Pa
nola; Hulda Shepard, Summerton:
Caroline Walker, Summerton: Susan
White, Manning; Sarah Bronson,
Packsville; T. L. Thames, Manning:'
Catherine McLeod, Manning: Susan
E. Winters, Manning: Mary A. Bar
field, Manning: Jane Harrington,
Manning; Rebecca Hardy, New Zion;
Mary A. Hicks, Sandy Grove: M. L.
Goodwin, Lake City; M. A. Bradhami,
THE GRANDEST RE.\EDY.
.\I. R. B. Greeve. merchant, of Chii
howie, Vt., certities that he had consump
tion, was given up to die,. sought all muedi
cal treatment tt inonley eould procure,
tried all cough remed-es he could hear ot,
b t got no reliecf; spent many nights sitting
p in a chair: was indlneed to try Dr. King's
New Discove~ry, and was cured by use of
two bottles. For past three years has been
attending to business, and says Dr. King's
New Discovery is the grandest remtedy ever
jade,s it has done so much for himt and
also for o:ners itn his community. Dr.
King ' New Discovery is guaranteed for
Coughs Colds and Consumption. It
don't fail. Tri bottles free at R. 1.
An Attempted Outrage-Sheriff Protects
the Prisoner--No Mob Appeared.
On Tuesday night of last week about one
and a half miles south of Foreston an at
tempt was made to outrage Mrs. Ellen
Richbourg, the wife of Mr. George Rich
bourg. The lady was out in her yard at
nine o'clock. when she was approached
from behind and grabbed at the throat,
tIrown down and dragged some distance
down a cane row.
The tiend's grip upon her throat was so
tight she could make no outcry, and by a
fortunate accident which occurred in the
struggle, the would-be rapist fell down and
Mrs. Richbourg liberated herself and got
away. She immediat-ly informed her bus
b.a.Jd and the alarm was given. Tracks
were followed to a considerable distance,
but the object of the search could not be
found. Some time on the morning of the
same day Mrs. Richbourg saw at the door
of an outhouse a trange black man; he
wore a Cp. A telegram containing a de
scription of the man she saw came to the
town authorities on Wednesday, and in a
short while a man answering the descrip
tion was phaed in the jail to await identifi
Frid'ty afternoon, before Magistrate
I)ickson, a preliminary xuination v.:s
held. Solicitor Wilson was present and
bronght out the testiin ny for the State.
Much interest was manifested, both colored
and white filled the court room and while
there was no apparent excitement, it could
be seen that things were not altogether
healthy for the prisoner.
Mrs. Richbourg in her testimony said
the prisoner was the same man she saw on
her premises at the door of the outhouse,
and then went an and told where she was
and what happened; that the party did not
succeed in his attempt was due to her
struggles and his fortunate fall. She was
positive the prisoner was the same man
she saw in the daytime and he was about
the same size man that seized her. The
prisoner was allowed to ask her questions
which had to be interpreted on account of
the fellow's nasal organ being eaten out by
some filthy disease. Mr. Richbourg, the
lady's husband, was examined and he told
about his wife's return to the house and
the condition of her throat, the finger
prints and her frightened condition, about
his search of tracks and getting word to
Mr. F. T. Rich bourg, gave the most crini
inating evidence. After the fellow was ar
rested his shoes were taken from him and
sent down to Foreston; the tracks were the
size of the shoes, and all the marks from,
the wore-out soles were to be seen in the
tracks. Other witnesses were also exam
ined and Magistrate Dickson sent the case
up for the court of general sessions.
The pris.ner claims to-be from Milledge
ville, Ga., and gave his name as Charles
Harper. He was put back in jail. Shortly
after his incarceration, all sorts of rumors
began to ily about that a lynching bee was
imminent, the Sheriff, however, had assur
ances that nothing of the kind would be
Saturday all day men were seen holding
whispered conversations and a report
started that a large crowd from the For.
ton section would be in Manning that
night to lynch the prisoner. This report
reached the Sheriff and he properly set
about to protect the jail and to see that his
prisoner was nut molested.
Everything was perfectly quiet; it being
Saturday night a good, many men, white
and colored, were on the streets or in the
stores, because a heavy rain was falling at
the time. All at once the cry of "Murder"
came from the prisoner in the jail and in a
few minutes the bell of the colored church
rang, a large crowd of colored people, some
of whom were much excited, responded to
the bell, they stayed about the jail a long
time to prevent a lynching. The Sheriff
had already fixed his guards inside and
outside of the jail, taking every precaution
possible to protect his prisoner.
The prisoner's cry of murder was because
of an attempt made by the Sheriff and
guards to spirit the prisoner away, and
when they went up to take him out he re
fused and set up the cry, thinking, of
course, they were the lyraching party.
A snppressed excitement was kept up to
ia late hour, no mob put in an appearance,
but the colored folks scattered themselves
into hiding and kept up a constant watch.
About midnight a report reached THE
Trtys editor that a few men had congre-:
gatr d and thinkinag they might do some
rash act, he went to them, on reaching
the~o he t'"in" .. iMia' unIden of attack
og eul, but is eaa. the e--aa
from the neighborhood of the crime, as w as
reported, and the lynching of the prisoner
wats going to bring on a riot they were go.
ir~g to protect the property of the town.
The men that congmegated on the outskirts
of the tow'n that night, had they the least
idea of lynching the prisoner, would have
attemiptedi it, regardless of consequences,
but such was not their purpose and, of
course, they miade no such attempt.
I he Sheriff did his full duty when he
had the jail gnarded. as the life of the pris
oner was entrusted to him. Th'e main
object of the fewv aho wvent outside of town
was to protect their prope-rty in c..se of a
riot, for it is a known fact, that lhtwle'ss
characters take .dvantage of great excite
ment to commit robberies and other crimes.
rhe writer, alter everything got quiet
and everybody was satistied the lyncening
alarm was a fake, retired about two o'cloca~
Suday morning Sheriff Brailham sent
(h.' prisoner away to a safer jail, not caring
to keep the fellow here and g';'e sentsation.
makers another opportunity to c'reate anyl;
more excitement ad false .dasrms.
SIC'J REWAltD $100.
The readers of this piper will be pleased
to learn that there is art ;east one dreaded
disease that science has been able to cnre
in all its stag'es, and that is catarrh. Hali's
Catar Cure is the o:dly positive cure
known to the nmedical fraternity. Catarrh
bein" a consttutonal disease, requires a
constitutional treatment. 11al's Catarrh
Curte is taiken internally', acting directly
u'.on lt" blood and miiucons surfaces of the
syvstem, thiereby destroying the foundation
of thet di~is's, aind giving the patient
'trength by building up the constitution
and assi.,tinu nature in doing its wvork.
Trhe proprietors have so mouch faith in its
curative l'owert-, tuat they' offer One lHon
dred Dollars for any' case that it fails to
care, Sen d Icr lists of testimiai:ls.
Abhhess, F. J1. CHIENEY, & Co., T'oledo, 0.
Sila by Druggists, 75'.
The Murd'er'eir of Jimmie Blackwell lis
'rhe Fayetteville Daily "Observer" of
the 17th intst. says:
"The authorities, both police and rail
road, are almost cert; that they hare the
murderer of Flagutani JUhekweul in Cumnber
land County j'mil. 1n the same j til is a
write man naimed Meara, who is hreld as a
witn ess against th~e suspected mnurderer,
whose naruae is El Pnrvis.
'Yesterday' iorning when the C. F. & Y.
V. freight train reach.'d Manenester, the
conductor, Ca;ptamn Grege-rson, was in
iormied that ti-.re was a ne-gro at that sta
tion haoaly hnrt, 'ho chetimel to have been
struck by a passing train on his road. The
con inetor sent for the negro aind biroght
himt to Fayetteville, where he could get
mie c ical t reatmen t. Albouit noon yester.lay
Chief of P'olice Fliowers and Policeman
Bet:tlou t:oticed whtile standintg in fron t of
AleIarlie's d rag store, a bright iuulatto (the
same nan Ciptain Gre'gerson had brought
dlown) comiing down the street, apparently
in distress. T1hey stopped him and asked
what was the ima-tte r. He replied that lie
hadl been struck byv a train and was lotoking
for the County physician., Mr. lDenton
asked him his name and he sand it was Ed
Purvis. Up to tis time botii officers
thought he answered th-.- description of the
murderer of B'aekwell, but when he told
his namte Mr. Benton was almost convinced
that lie was the man, for h- ha I heen told
that a niullato named Ed Purvis had a fewv
days previonts to the murder, drawn a pis
tol on another dagmoan on tile A. C. L.
They directed the man to a pthysician and
no'tified the railroaed officials, meantime
shadowing the man.
''After the mian had had his woundi a:
tendedl to, he went to Austin's boarding'
house, and secured lodging. Ihere he was
shadowed by Officers Fiowers, Uenton and
Maultsby until 11.20 when Captain J. C.
Uiggins, Gen'era! T1rain Dispatcher on tile
A. C. L., and Detective ITurbeville arrived
fromt Fiorence with a main named Meant,
who claims to have been on the train with
the man who shot Blackwell. lHe was.
.t-ake toAsin's di mmed ialy idnti-s
fled Pnrvis as the man who a short while
previous to the shooting, while they both
were on top of one of the cars, drew a
pistol and threatened to shoot him because
he told him to be quiet. Mleara says th it
Purvis was drunk at the time, and was
making so maeh noise that he told him to
hush up or they ,vould be discovered. le
says that lie soon afterwards left the train,
and that Purvis was the only colored tramp
remaining on it. Alter this identification,
Purvis was arrested and taken to jail.
Meara w is also taken to jail to be hell as a
witness, as he is a tramp and cannot give
seenrity for his appearance.
"Officers Flowers and Benton feel pretty
sure of the reward of $250."
Attorney Bid good, of Fayetteville, attor
ney for the Atlantic Coast Line, Mr. J. R.
Bggs, roads::aster, and Dr. Archie China,
of Sittoter, aene to Manning last Monday,
and went oat to Oik Grove,had the body of
young Blackwell taken up and Doctor
.hina extracted the ball. It was found that
the bill had lodged near the end of the
spinal colt oun; the ball will be used in the
trial if the tiorderer.
SOME fIING To KNOW.
It iniy be worth som:ething to knox that
the very best iec'ieino for r :stoinitg the
tiicl out ner-vous syste m to a lealttv vigor
is Electric Rtitters. The mtediie ; parly
vegetable. acts by :iving ti:i' to th: nerve
centres in the stomach, gently stuli dates
the liver and kidneys. and aids these or
gans in throwing off impurities in the
blood. Electric Bitters improves the -"p.
petite, aids digestion, and is prononneed
by those who have tried it as the very best
blood purifier and nerve tonic. Try it.
Sold fo.r 50c. or $I.00 pe'r bottle at R. B.
Loryea's drug store.
A Tobacco )rumlner Wants a Wife.
1T!E TIMEs as an advertising medium
cannot be excelled. This is recogntzed not
only at home, but b.-yond the borders of
the State we receive appiications for space.
The latest is from Mr. P. O Leake, of
Winston, N. C. He is a frequest visitor to
this town and his occupation is that of a
tobacco drummer and sign poster.
Mr. Leake wants a wife; just why he
cannot find a :irl in the Tar Heel Ntate we
do not know, for we are sure there are some
very pretty ones. But we have nothing to
do with the whys and wherefores of Mr.
Leake's desire to advertise for a wife in
these parts. Mr. L-ake is a drummer and
he is not bad lootiug, for we have seen
worse and did not have to travel to North
Carolina to find them. Almost any fair
day, about lindown, one can see a harder
face among the convicts at the Penitentiary
as they come up for their cp of water and
hunk of bread. Mr. Leake wants a wife,
real bail and he says he owns two horses, a
nice home, and p:omiises the girl that ac
cepts him half of his salary, providing his
commissions will pay his laundry bill.
This man who wants a wife from
these parts. is of medium height, and his
clothes-are made of good material, for he
has been coming here for several years and
he wears the same suit every time. The
last time he was here he remaine I in bed
while the "washer lady" was Adoing up"
his beautifully ruffled shirt. He is not
stout and he wears a number 12 1-2 collar
aId 10 shoes. When Mr. Laake approaches,
the party approached usua!ly has to step
back a step or two to give room for those
beaut'fully shaped shoes hi wears, and on
the heel of each, he has tacked the adver
tisemont of the tobacco lie sells for his em
ThE next time Mr. Leake comes to town
we will give notice and will have him
posted on a street corner for the young
ladies who ride bicycles to ride by and take
a geod look at him. In order that you may
be sure of him, he will have a bag hanging
by iis Fid-, a tack hammer in his hand
and a broad smile on his face. He can be
stared at, because before he starts on, on
his route, his employers require him to
to have his face enameled.
In buying medicine as in other matters.
It is economy to get Hood's Sarsapiarilla
because there is more medicinal value in
Hood 's Saraplarilla than in any other.
Every bottle of Hood's Sarsaparilha contains
100. doses and will average, tak en accord
ing to directions, to last a mon th, while
others last but a fortnight.
Hood's Pi!ls are the only p~lls to take
wntn looa's sarsaparma. Easy andi yet
Notice of the Uniont.
The B ack ltiver Union wi!l hol its
regular session in the Baptist Church at
Manning, August 27 at 11t o'eiock A. ML
The canidates for United] $tatt.- Senate
will speak on the saime dlay.
Let the members of the difi'erent chierch.
es bear in mind that they enn come to the
Union and be enrolled asi dleiates and
have plenty of time to hear the speaking.
Tne Union wi.l adjourtn in time for the
speaking. Let the church a!!l be represent
edl by a lalge delegation and make the
Joux 0. Gotmas Moderator.
ClA11BERLAIN'S COLIC, ClIOLERA
AND DIAl1.RHIOEA IEMEDY A
Dr. J. I. Terry, of T1ri able, Tenn , in
seking of Chamberlain's Colic, Chiolere.
tnd Diarrhoea Remediy, says: "It has al
most become a necessity in this vicinity."
This is the beat remed y in the wvorl-l for
colic, cholera morbus, dys,-nterf and iiar
heia, antd is recognized as a necessity
where.ver its great worth anIl mterit become
nown. No othier retuedy is so ;,rompt
and e:Techn d. 'r '"' pleaisant t take'. Sold
by R. B. Lirye.., the druiggist.
The State of South Oarolinal
Notice is hereby giveni that in ac
cord'anee with an Act of the Gieneral
Assembly, the books for the iregistra
tion of all legally qualified voters,
will be open at the court house. be
tween the hours of 9 o'clock, a. mn.,
and 3 o'clock, p. mn., on the first Mon
day of each month andl for three suc
eessive days, until thirty days be
fore the next general election. Minors
who shall beeome of age during that
period of thirty days, shall be en
tit ed to registration before the
books are closed, if otherwise quali
G. T. WORSHAM,
S. GI. GRIFFIN,
E. D. HODGE,
Supervisors of Registration..
Manni ng, S. C., January 1st 1807.
$3 SH OE in th~eWorld.
For 14 years' this sho".. by mierit
atone. has distanced all comipet Itors.
W.. L. Doiuglais $:..tl. -4.0 and $5.00 shies are
the producttons of skilled wo'rkmien. fromxi the
best material po' ssible' at these prices. Also.
2.51) and $2.t' shoes for men, #2.50, Sa.W and
1.;5 for boys.
w. L. D~ouglas shoes are Indorsed
by over i.iin.i' i wearers as the best
In styte, fit ant durability of any
shoe ever otreredt at the prices.
They ar' made in alt the latest
shapes andl styles, and of every varn
ety of leather.
If dealer cannot su.pply yon, write for cata.
logue to W.. L. Douglas, B:~oektoin. Mass. Sold by
FOR CON:E I S.
EncairLged by u1any 1 rnV I hereby
annotILee my Cariidacy. sul.ect to the
rrles of tim' De:rocratic Party. for the seat
in Congress frora tihe Sixti )mr:et of
South Carolina, whili has been: l ,ft vacant
by the ap'pointment of lion. John L. Mc
Laurin to the United Stat .
.. ~JUIIN =u.
I hereby announee :yself a var itdate
for Congess from the Sixth Congressioutal
District, suilject to th rulos of te )rimo
FEl) ). BRYANT.
FOR CON )x T:Es' .
I hereby annonnee myrsif at canil iate for
Contress to ill the unexi ti ter .rm a mae
vacI.t byi the "r . it. : I fl'. ..l n 1 .
Mr. Editor: Please aitnounce Ote a can
ditte t.r a -eat is C'.>gress ina le vacant
by the resmtin,..Ltlrt of H in. John L. Mc
ID. W. Mc L AURIN.
I am a canilate for Congress atd I ask
the sufttaixgts cif tihe Democratic vo:ers of ti
Sixth Congresst.oa! District.
J. E. ELLERBE.
FOR STATE SENATE.
At the earnest solicitation of many friends
I announce vself a eandidate to represent
Clarendon i.r the State Senate, to fill the
unexpired tern male vacant by the resig
nation of Hon. L. M. lagin.
I. M. WOODS.
FOR SENA OtR.
I am a candid1at. for the unexpired term
in the State Slen;ta.
J. II. LESE NE.
SPARTANBURG, S. C.
JAS. Ii. C.\RLI-LE, LL.D., President.
Courses in Mathematics, Geology, Chem
istry, Physics Latin, English, Greek, Meta
physics. Poiit:cal Economy, German,
French and History. New Gymnasiur.
The WOFFORD FITTING SCHOOL is
conductcd in a handsomne four-story brick
buil.ling. beautifully loca.ted near the col
lege. The Head-master, A MASON Dc.
PRE, and the Matron, live in the building.
Send for catalogue.
J. A. GAMEWELL,
Secretary :f Faculty.
Gr-enville, S. C.
Dr. C. N. JUDSON, Chairaan of F.Iculty.
Session begins September 23. Corrses
leading to all acalenic degreo. Prepara
tory department in charge of experienced
teachers. Cost reducad to minimum by
mess system. Board in private fatuilies
moderate. For catalogue and further in
formation, apply to cbairman or to
BEN E. GEEIR, See'y.
STATE OF SOUTH CABOUNA,
COUNTY OF C.lARENDON.
By Lonis Appeil, Esq., Jurdge of Probate.
WyHEREAS, J. R. COX made
'suit to me to grant him
letters of administration, of
thme estate of and effects of R. H. Cox.
These are therefore to cite ~and
admonish all and singular the kin
dred and creditors of the said
R. H. Cox, deceased, that they be
and appoar, beforo me, in the Court
of Probate, to be held at Manning.
on the 26th day of August next,
after publication hereof, at 11 o'clock
in the forenoon, to show cause, if
any they have, why the said admin
istration should not be granted.
Given under my hand this 11tii day
of August, A. D. 1897.
[SEAL.] LOUIS APPELT,
Judge of Probate.
WM. C. CHANDLER is
headquarters for Cooking
Stoves. Our Leader anid Star
Leader are the best for you to
buy. Five-year guarantee
givenl with both of them.
Prices are right. Boug~ht
direct from the factory.
Our fall stock of
will be up to dateC in Style.
Quality and Price.
UNDERTAKin3 DEPA kiN
is complete. Will serve you
inl this line at aniv hour.
Look out for someI of our
Don't forgct the place to
buy your' Stores.
WM. 0. OHANDLER,
Bn of Manning,
MANNING, 8. 0.
Trna- algene~:m! baidn~ g bu-i
to depositors resi tling out c t town.
Deposits soicited .
All colleti ious inv '~ptomptftet.
Buosintess hauir. fromt t a. mt. to
3 p. im.
A. LEVI. Cashier.
U*G 'F I tTVrots.
M. LEvI. S. .\. ItonY,~
J. W. Mc~ . WEV.E.Bo ,
From now we will sell
our Entire Stock of
Suring ani Summer
Clothing, Hats and
Goods at Greatly ; Re
The public can de
pendi on obtaining Bar
gains. Andi we will
take pleasure in show
ing our stock to our
Give us a Gali and be con
vinced that we are selling~
Goods as Advertised.
Lost. strayed or stolen, a.
man about the size of a wo
man, bare-footed with a pair
of wooden shoes on, pink eyes,
sunset colored hair, the latter
cut curly. and the former cut
darker. he wore a corned beef
overcoat with sauer kraut
lining. and had an empty sack
on his back containing a bar
rel of skylights and one dozen
assorted railroad tunnels;
when last seen, he was follow
ing the crowd to
I. D. RIFF,
Up to Date Clothing,
Dry Goods, Shoes,
and Stylish Millinery.
BR. J. FRANK GEIGER,
MANNING, S. C.
OFFICE: IN MANNING 'l EL.
JOSEPH F. RHAME. W. .. DAviS
R HAME & DAVIS,
A7TORNEYS A7 LAW,
MANNING. S. C.
TOHN S. WILSON,
AUorniy and Counselor at Law,
MANNING S. C.
GeoS. Hacker &Soo
DOO SAND FAINCY
NCORD ANCE T NC~N
BUILDERS t her DWS aR- E. on
145ofia the Couner ty Board of Comij.
sioners, at their meeting the 1st Monday i:
April. adopted the following scdnl. o!
licenses for the sear 1897:
Hawkers and Peddlers........5.0
Stoves and Ranges.... .. ......$250
Clocks an d Watches............$25 00)
Sewing Machines.. .. .. ............
Fianos and Organs.......... ....:0:
lhorses and Mules. .... .. .. .. . .$55000.
All persons engaging in the ab~ove men-.
tioned occupations must procnre a license
or they will become liable to pnnishment
under the law.
It shall be the d uty of every* Magistrate
ani every Constable and of the Sheriff and
of his regular Deputies, to, and every citi
zen may, demand and inspect the beensa
of any hawker or peddler in his or the'r
county, who shall come under the noti ce
of any of said officers, and to arrest or
cause to be arrested, any hawker or ped
iler found without a good and valid li
eense, and to bring such hawker or ped
1ier before the nearest Magistrate to be.
dealt with according to law.
By order of board.
T. C. oWENS,
Manning, S. C., April 5. 1897.
T'he only aineO that in one operation
will c:leafn,'hull and polish rongh rice, put
ting it in merchantable condition, ready
tor table use. SIPLE AND EASY TO
CORN MILLS3 SAW MILLS.
An.1 all kinds oif Wood-Working Ma
Taktx and iddell
Ein~ies and Boilers
On hand at Factory prices.
coLUMBDIA S. 0.