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LOUIS APPELT. EDITOR.
MANNING, S. C.:
WEDNESDAL. OCT. 27, 1S97.
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Communications must be accompanied
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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
Senator Tillman has recovered from
his spell of sickness.
At the last session of the State
Press Association quite an important
paper was read, and a resolution was
adopted asking all of the newspapers
in the State to publish it before the
convening of the General Assembly.
We think now is a good time in order
that the matters therein contained
might be considered by the law
makers. The newspapers have not
been treated fairly, and if they will
act in concert and show wherein they
have been mistreated we feel satis
fied some member of the legislature
will appreciate the justice of our
claim and right the wrong that has
been inflicted. The article referred
to by us was read by THE Tmx's ed
itor and ordinarily his modesty would
forbid his reminding the craft of this
paper, but this subject is one of such
vital importance that we are anxious
that it should get before our repre
sentatives for their consideration.
We would suggest that the president
fix a time and publish a request that
the article might appear in all of the
papers about the same time.
Because Governor Ellerbe has
sought the opinions of the ministers
with reference to the operation of the
dispensary law, he has given mortal
offense to such newspapers as are op
posed to the dispensary and who are
laboring hard to bring back the bar
room system. A few pretended pro
hibition papers have joined in the
denunciation of the governor, but it
will avail them nothing. The people
are heartily sick of the way things are
running since the Simonton decision
giving men the right to over-ride all
law and decency, has had full swing.
The original package shops are being
conducted in an offensive manner
almost everywhere, and the town
authorities where they are located,are
constantly appealing to the Attorney
General to give them some plan
whereby they can either put a stop to
them, or make them pay a revenue.
Greenville, Aiken and other towns
have imposed licenses and are going
ahead giving the original package
men a "hot time" to do business. The
Governor is right, under the present
complicated conditions to seek all tlre
information he can get and when the
Genera'l Assembly convenes he will
be prepared to give them his views,
based upon the wishes of the people
of the State.
Some of our contemporaries seem
surprised at what we had to say on
the matter of the Neal-Evans contro
versy, but we see no cause for sur
prise. It is true that last year we re
garded John Gary Evans the Reform
candidate for the United States Sen
ate, and as a factionalist we gave him
our support. This support was in
creased by what we considered most
outrageous and slanderous attacks
upon him and which we believe would
have been made at that time against
another Reformer. Charges were
made upon the stump that were never
attempted to be proven and he was
defeated, the victiui of slander and
misrepresentation. But later events
have shown him to be no better than
his traducers and in the last primary,
in order to build up his chances he
undertook to defame the character of
a friend of his opponent, and to do
this lie crawled into a sick chamber
and from it dragged and exposed to
phblic view an affliction which was
laid upon a man by an allwise Provi
dence. He endeavored to make cap
ital out of Col. Neal's affliction by
distorting the facts and by endeavor
ieg to bring shame and disgrace upon
a maan for no other reason than he
was an influential obstacle against his
reaching the goal of his ambition. We
therefore could not endorse a man
who will resort to such methods and
having once been a supporter, we felt
it was our duty to declare our renun
ciation of him.
BUCKiLEN'S ARINIGA SALVE.
The best saive in the world for cuts,
bruises, sores, ulcers. salt rheumn, fever
sores, tetter. chapped hands, chilblains,
corns and all skin eruptions, and positively
carcs piles,or no pay required. It is guar
anteed to give perfect satisfaction or money
refunded. Price 25c. per box. For sale by
Major E. H. Aull, editor of the
Newberry Herald and Newsris the
greatest schemer throughout the
whole State of editors. He is always
on the lookout for a good scheme and
he is always successful. On the 15th
of next month he will begin the pub
lication of the "Southern Farmer and
Horticulturist," with Prof. J. S. New
man of Clemson College as editor.
This journal is to be a purely agricul
tural paper, devoted to the farm and
home. It will fill a long felt want,
and we hope it will be a great suc
cess, as we feel assured that it will.
This paper will be divided into va
rious departments and each one will
be looked after with great care. It
will be issued twice a monthi, 16
pages, at $1 per year. Those desir
ing the paper should write now to E.
H. Aull, Newberry, S. C.
The General Assembly will ba
called upon to elect a number of cir
cuit judges and a chief justice; from
what we have seen, it is very evident
that there will be a lively effort made
to displace Judge Benet by electing
some member of the bar of the first
circuit. Judge Benet is one of the
most learned men on the bench and
we doubt exceedingly if he has his
superior as a scholar any where in the
State, and if before his elevation to
the bench he had been a resident of
the first circuit we doubt if there
would be any opposition to him, but
there is opposition, not because he is
not qualified, but because the lawyers
of that circuit feel an injustice was
done them in forcing upon them a
man who lived in another circuit.
They regarded it as a reflection and
they feel that it was done for a polit
ical punishment. We must agree
with the idea that the taking of a
man from Abbeville and sending him
to Charleston would not be done
now, because there are no irritating
political conditions as was the case
when men were taken from one cir
cuit to preside over another, and as
things have simmered down, and
there no longer exists causes for poli
tical punishment we think the views
f the members of the- various bars
throughout the circuits where judges
ire to be elected should be made
known and respected by the General
ssembly. Judges Benet, Buchanan
and Watts were all sent from other
circuits to preside over the judicial
territory they occupy and as far as
we know they are giving satisfaction.
Judge Buchanan has made himself
juited popular in this circuit and we
believe were the bars throughout
this judicial circuit called upon for
i expression Judge Buchanan would
be chosen to succeed himself, but
nevertheless, the lawyers are the
proper judges of a man's qualifica
tions and they should have an op
portunity of letting the law-makers
know their choice. The last primary
election was a strong indication that
the much craved peace has been re
stored, and instead of the Democratic
party being divided into two hostile
:amps they are now together with
their differences settled and ready to
aarch in solid phalanx. Then if we
are correct, all causes for irritation
should be removed and soon will the
3eneral Assembly have such an op
We have not heard of any opposi
;ion to Judge Buchanan of this cir
uit and we hope none will arise, be
ause he has not only shown himself
o be an able and an upright judge,
aut an agreeable and a courteous
~entleman. He has not rendered
my sensational decision to make no
:eriety for himself, but he has worked
long with a conscientious modesty
which made him strong friends
throughout the State, but as we have
lready said, we think the position of
judge should be filled by a man who
as the esteem of those who must ap
pear before him regardless of any
actional feeling t hat heretofore ex
The case against Adam Green
:harged with burning a tenant house,
that was being tried as we were at
press last week came to a sudden stop
by the Solicitor announcing to the
ourt that he was satisfied the State
bad not produced sufficient evidence
to justify a conviction and he there
Fore consented to the jury bringing
a verdict of not guilty.
oRAND JURY PRESENTMENT.
STATE OF SOUTH CAnoLNA
CLARENDON COUNTY. 5
To the Honorable I. D. Wither
spoon, Presiding Judge, October term
f court 1897:
We, the grand jury, would respect
Fully make this our last presentment
For this year.
Ali bills of indictment banded us
by the Solicitor- have received atten
ti~on at our hands and some disposi
tion made of them.
In regard to the public offices of
the county we beg to report that since
the last term of the court, we have
by special committee examined them
al We think that all of our officers
are endeavoring to comply with the
law, and find nothing in their conduct
requiring criticism at our hands. The
records and books of the various
offices appear to be neatly kept, and
while there were minor details where
improvements could be made, yet
they were not of sufficient importance
to require presentation, and we have
made admonitions and suggestions to
correct all small irregularities that
that we discovered.
We have examined the books of
the Magistrates of the county and
find them regular and as wvell kept as
is necessary. They have not neglect
usual time required before court for
papers to be handed in.
We have also by special committee
examined the county Poor House and
find it in its customary condition.
Some little repairs are needed on
some of the buildings, but the county
supervisor tells us he has arranged to
have this done soon.
We have looked into the workings
of the chain gang and find that the ex
penses of the same are not as heavy
as we at first supposed. We think
that it is serving a good purpose, and
that the work on roads and bridges
is being done as economically as
could be reasonably expected. We
therefore think that the chain gang
system should be given further trial
before we make any criticisms upon
Since the office of clerk of court has
been provided with a fireproof vault
we suggest that the iron safe former
ly used in that office but now not
used all, be repaired and placed in
office of the probate judge, in order
that that officer may better protect
his records. We also recommend that
the county supervisor provide the
probate judge with another case for
papers in his office, which can be
done at an outlay of only a few dol
lars. We think that he can use some
of the cases formerly used in the clerk
of court's office for this purpose.
Our attention has been called to
the fact that certain parties are prac.
ting medicine in the county who have
not deplomas and are therefore not
registered in the clerk of court's
office as practicing physicians. We
desire to call attention to this matter,
and if same continues it will receive
attention in more definite shape at
the next term of the court.
We also note that the law is being
grossly violated by many parties in
regard to the trafficing in seed cotton
without paying the license. We un
derstand that many of our citizens
in the county buy seed cotton with
out license and we cannot expect the
laws to be obeyed by the more
ignorant when it is violated by many
of our best citizens. We therefore
recommend that the law against buy
ing seed cotton be more rigidly en
forced or then be Stricken from the
statute books, and we call upon the
Magistrates throughout the county
to look more closely to its enforce
ment in their respective communities.
There are also continued violations
of the game and fish trapping laws,
and the attention of Magistrates is
also called to this.
We recommend that Mr. J. H.
Lesesne be paid the sum of twenty
dollars for services rendered as ex
pert to us in our various examina
In conclusion we desire to thank
your Honor for your clear and forc
ible charge as to our duties.
All of wbich is respectfully sub
W. G. FRERsoN,
Court re-convened Tuesday and
arguments before the judge were
heard, but the jurors did not report
until Wednesday morning. Jury No.
1 was organized with Mr. Jake Har
in as foreman and Mr. J. M. Rich
ardson foreman of jury No. 2. t
As we go to press the court is en
gaged in trying the case of Moses
Levi vs. John J. Gardner, and the resti
of the week will probably be occu
pied clearing up the various land
ases on the civil docket.
The News in Jordana.
The people of Jordan have just had
the pleasure of entertaining the Wo
man's Foreign Missionary Society
Conference of the Sumter District.
The first meeting was held Friday
evening and several addresses of wel
come were made, these being re
sponded to by one of the delegates.
Three sessions were held on Satur
day. The morning was devoted to
earing reports from the societies in
this district. All rendered good re
ports and seemed hopeful of greater
progress during another vear'. The
other services were informal and the
ladies talked freely of the best plans
for making their work successful.
Some of these people he-e do not
believe that women should take such
an active ipart in these public meet-(
ings, but this was quite a strong ar
gument against their belief.t
On Sunday morning the pastor
prei. hed the sermon for the occasion
and the evening the Epworth League
ad a missionary rally instead of the
regular meeting. There were nine
delegates present, representing dif
ferent societies. Mrs. Wightmnan,
State president, and Mrs. Stubbs,
district secretary, presidad over the
deliberations of the conference.
Jordan, S. C., Oct. 19.
A Small Riot at Carlisle.
OLUMmIA, S. 0., Oct. 25.-Stark's
eircus attracted a crowd of negroes to
arlisle, who, being liberally supplied
with liquor, became disorderly. Two
were arrested and put in the wooden
guardhouse. In the- evening the crowd
surrounded the jail to liberate the pris
oners. With guns and pistols they
stood the whites off. Union was wired
to for assistance. H.- policemen, with
a supply of rifles, weg t up. armed the
arlisle citizens and dispersed the mob,
arresting eight of the ringleaders.
The Negro Brote Captured.
BENNrSVILLE, S. 0., Oct. 25.-Dan
Morrison of Rockingham, N. C., has
arrived in town, bringing with him
John Aispaw, a negro, who is charged
with assaulting Miss Qole, a young
operative~in the Pee Dee mill. The
negro was brought here for safe keep
ing. There is much excitement in
Rockingham, and it would not be a
surprise if a mob from North Carolina
comes here and lynches the negro.
shot by Her son-In-Law.
SAVANxAH, Oct. Z5 -Matilda Farrell
was shot and killed on the Teifair road
near this city by her son-in-law, Isaac
Small. The murderer also shot at his
wife but did not strike her. He then
escaped. All parties are negroes.
THE C0OMING WOMIAN
who goes to the club while her husband
tends the baby, a. w ell as the good old
fashioned woman wh.' looks after her home,
will both at times get run down in health.
Thy will be troubled with loss of appetite,
hedaces,~ sleeplessness. fainting or dizzy
pll. The muost wondergni remedy for
tee women is Electric Bitters. Thous
an s of sufferers from lame back and weak
kdneys. rise up and call it bles~sed. It is
the medicielo for the women. Female comn
pants and nervous troubles of all kinds
ire soon relieved by the use of Electric Bit
ter. Delicate women 4ihould keep this
reeayl on hand to build up the system.
Only 50 cents per bottle. For sale by R. B3.
I Lo.,. a 1
AGAINST A LEASE SYSTEM.
North Carolina Penitentiary Directors
Opposed to Hiring Out Convicts.
RALEIGH, Oct. 28.-The penitentiary
directors have decided that the convicts
should noge leased, as the general sen
timent in the state is strongly against
Chairman Dockery says an excellent
showing is made by Superintendent
Smith as to the farming operations and
that after paying the debts there will
be $250,000 Surplus. putti'ng cotton at a
basis of 5 cents, and that there will be
also plenty of grain and feed for an
A proposal from a Petersburg firm for
conviots to make shirts in the peniten
tiary was referred to a committee. It
was decided that all incompetent em
ployes should dropped and the peni
tentiary not ade 8 refuge for office
Train Eills a Somnambulist.
JESUP, Ga., Oct. 28.-Northbound
passenger train No. 18, on the Southern
railway, struck and instantly killed a
man at Pendervis, a flag station 11
miles south of Jesup. He was walking
in the center of the track approaching
the train and was supposed to have
been asleep. since he paid no attention
to the train. A health certificate and
receipt for $30 were found on his body.
These were in favor of August Sales
bury of Chicago, Die., and were dated
Oct. 18, 1897. This is supposed to be
the dead man's name.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF CLARENDON.
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
John B. E. Sloan and Louis F. Sloan, co
partnars as J. B. E. Sloan & Son, plain
Quitman S. Hodge, defendant.
Summons for Relief, Complaint not Served.
To the defendant, Quitman S. Hodge, above
Yon are hereby Summoned and required
to answer the complaint in this action,
which has been filed in the Clerk's office for
said County, and to spree a copy of your
answer to the said complaint on the sub
scribers, at their office, in the city of Sum
:er, in Sumter County, State of South Caro
ina, within twenty days after the service
hereof, exclusive of the day of such service;
Ind if you fail to' answer the complaint
within the time aforesaid the plaintiffs in
his :action will apply to the Court for the
relief demanded in the complaint; and you
he said Quitman S. Hodge, are hereby no
ified that the complaint in the above en
itled action has this the twenty-second day
f October, A. D. 1897, been filed in the of
ice of the Clerk of the Court Common
Pleas for the County of Clarendon, in said
state, dated Octobber 22:1. A. D. 1897.
PURDY & REYNOLDS,
Office Superintendent of Education,
Until further notice I will be in - office
every Saturday, from 9 a. m. to 1 m. and
rom 2 p. in., to 5 p. m. Other days si 11 be
pent in visiting the schools.
W. S. RICHBOURG.
Supt. Education, C. C.
Manning, S. C., Feb. 1st 1897.
)ounty Treasurer's Office, Clarendon Co.
Manning, S. C., September 18, 1897.
The tax books will be open for the co
ection of taxes for the fiscal year commen
ug January 1st, 1897, on the 15th day of
)cto'ber, 1897, and will remain open until
he 31st day of December, following, after
rhich time a penalty of 15 per cent, at
aches to all unpaid taxes.
The following is the tax levy:
For State purposes, five (5) mills.
For Constitutional School Tax, three (3)
For Ordinary County Tax, three and
hree-fourths (3)) mills.
For Past Indebtedness, or.e-half of one
till (1.2). Total 12 1.4 mills (outside of
~pecial School Tax.)
Special two (2) mills, School Tax, School
)isrict-No "39". Total 14 1.4 mills
chool District "19."~
Special four (4) mills, School Tax. School
)istrict-No. "7". Total 16 14 mills School
Special four (4) mills, School Tax, School
istriet--No. "20". Total 16 1-4 mills,
chool District "20".
Every male citizen between the ages of
wenty-one and sixty years, except those
neapable of earning a support from being
uaimed or from other cauoes, and except
hose who are now exempt by law, shall be
'-emed taxable polls.
The law requires that Commutation Roadl
..x shall be paid for the succeeding year
a' n State and County Taxes are paid.
S. J. BOW.MAN,
Treasurer Clarendon County.
Fo Consumers of L.ager Beer:
Tlhe Germania Brewing Company, of
barleston, S. C., have made arrangements
ith the South -'Carolina State authorities
vs which they are enabled to fill orders.
romt consumers for shipments of beer in
ny quantity at the following prices:
Pints, patent stopper, 60c. per dozen.
Four dozen pints in crate, $2.80 per crate.
Quasrter-keg. $2 25.
Exports, pints, ten dozen in barrel, $9.
It will he necessary for consumers or
arties ordering, to state that the beer is for
rivate consumptionl. We offer special
ates for .these shipments. This beer is
;uaranteed pure, made of the choicest hops
.d malt, and is recommended by the
edical fraternity. Send to us for a trial
Charleston. S. C.
W HE N YOU COME
TO TOWN CALL AT
Which is fitted up with an
eye to the comfort of his
customers.... .. ..
IN ALL STYLES,
S HAVIN G AND
.Done with neatness and
A cordial invitation
J. L. WE LLS.
Notice to Creditors.
All persons having claims against
he estate of William L. Peagler, de
eased, will presenlt them duly at
ested and those owing said estate
sill make payment to
T HEOD)OCIA L. PEAGLER,
Jordan, S. C., Oct. 8, 1897.
\ILSON & DURANT,
Attorney and Cou'nselors at Law,
M ANLTNG S. C.
I MOSES LEVI'S,
All goods marked down and the stock
mast be sold.
From now on look in THE TDIES for bar
gains, such as never have been offered in
this market betore.
Competition is the life of trade and I pro
pose to make my competitors keep on the
alert through this season.
I am too busy opening up the large quan
tities of goods of all kinds now daily arriv
ing to devote much time to other matters,
but I stop long enough to say to the people
that all of my goods are subject to the
greatly reduced prices.
For the present I will mention these
Ladies' Dongola Button,
James Means' Celebrated
$3 now going at $2.25.
Reynolds' Famous $2 to be
sacrificed at $1.48.
Later I will give you prices of other
grades that will wake up and astonish you.
Listen-Shirting Prints, fist colors, 4c. per
Merrimack Shirtings at 5c. per
The handsomest line of Dress Goods in
- Clothing, Hats, Notions and Trimmings,
all to be sold at marvelously low figures.
Watch me and I will show you where
to secure bargains.
Oar third Car Load of Stock arrived last
week. Our fourth and fifth will reach here
about the last of this week.
sUJ3rrER, .. - - ...C
Furniture, -:- TT FSUTAOIA
:- Furniture. CUTO OMNPES
Our stock is up to date in RbcaM alca~n ereW
QUALITY and PRICE.StfesDfndt.
Bed Room Suits at a great bar- UDRA))B ITEO
ain. Jdmn re fteCuto
Our Oak Safes are beauties. acintomdreeadbaig
Poplar Safes at $2.75 and up. lcacin otehgetbde
Poplar Beds $2 and up. a anni adCntwti
Mattresses $2. Mnate1tdyo oebr
Oak Cab Seat Rockers are the dsrbdra sae
heapest we ever had. ln nw ste~~do ens
Chairs too numnerous to mention. pae otiigFu ude n
Undertaking Department al- bigi adSaeadcuto
masrayfor business,.nteNrhb ad fIacHi
Thaesorge Wtfes by. land ofrankM
M. C CHADLE. Purchans, o parners eog
W. Stef.ens Bons P A,
Stor BelwuBak.eOt of ForeeosurandSale
Judgment OrderTof the Court o
Stautsitisunawfl orpesof o ~Rcsa BCLarnoort ue,
catrdgs es ha . aibeormtal leg lEur frudiclsT so
knucklesnwithoutefirst haviog obtained,
licens there1r89Ha being raeesd ath fullwing
Now, therefoectakednotce: Asyaper
knucleswitoutfrt hvin padltnth nown' an th'idDenns'
County ~placefcontdolarsgforua licenee wil
be roecued an i covited teyshall ee nes Conftelineryn
be punishednbyin saie ottovera$500,uoryiion
prisnednotmor thn oe yar r wbtnOe-Hlf nd Oe, Pond bones.
T. CeyE, Friendy Delain ous Whte
Supervilads fortat JaesC.n
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WILL GIVE A
GREAl BARGIN Sli3
Dry Goods, Shoes, Hats and Clothing will
be sold at prices unheard of to the
people of this County.
5,000 yards heavy check Homespun at 3 3-4c per yard;
usual price 5c.
2,000 yards heavy sea island Homespun, 4 1-4c per yard.
'20 dozen of the best men's $1.50 Shoes you ever saw, in
:>als and congress, at $.125 per pair.
20 dozen ladies' real dongola button Shoes will be sold
at $1.25; usual price 1..50.
20 dozen ladies' heavy pebble grain button Shoes will be.
sold at $1; usual price 1.2.5.
One case heavy gray mixed Blankets will be sold at 85c
:>er pair; usual price $1.
One case very nice 10--4 gray Blankets will be sold at
50c per pair; usual price 6.5c.
One case heavy all-wool Blankets, silk bound and has
never been sold in this market for less than $4.50 and 5.00
per pair. We will only ask you on that day 3.50 per pair.
One case good heavy single Comforts will be sold at 45c
each: usual price 60e.
Five dozen jeans Pants at S0c per pair that sell every-.
where at $1.
20 dozen gent's white unlaundried Shirts at 20c each;
sually sold at 35c anid 40c each.
2() dozen gent's dark negligee Shirts at 20c each; usu
lly sold at 30c.
1,000 pair gent's grood seamless half Hose at 4c per pair
hat are usually sold at Sc per pair.
. 00. .o......s.
We will sell everything in
the store on that day at greatly
reduced prices and we have a
very large stock of goods,hence
we wvill be able to please every
body that conmes that day
WEDNESDA Y, NOV. 3,'97.
W. E. JENKINSON.