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$15,000 Worth of Goods Thrown on the Market and They MUST BE SOLD at Prices that will Astonish the People
of Clarendon County. All we ask is to come and see the Bargains we offer in
DRY GOODS AND OTIONS
SHOESP HATS AND CLOTHING BLANES
- CO~l'ORS& IAIEE' 8HT' UNDERWEAR.
Great Bargains in MILLINERY RIBBONS and LADIES' FINE DRESS GOODS. We Invite all to come, it will Astonish you how much a Dollar will Buy at this Great Sale. Bear in mind, we will
Cash Purchases, as we propose to give you Overvalues in the Goods you Buy.
W. E. INSON
LOUIS APPELT, EDITOR.
MANNING, S. C.:
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 15, 1897.
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POLITICS MAKE STRAMIE BEDFEL
We see it stated that Capt. W. C.
McGowan of Abbeville will be a can
didate for Governor, and we have had
it whispered into our ears that a man
named John L. M. Irby, known to the
political world as the "feller" with the
"lulu hand," has something to do
with Mr. McGowan's determination
to enter the race. We are also in
formed that Rev. Mr. Archer of Spar
tanburg, once a preacher, but now a
member of the Legislature and a
pretty slick all-round politician, will
also be a candidate for the governor
ship, and if our advisor is correct in
his guess, "lulu hand" John Irby will
play McGowan the Conservative to
catch the Conservatives and Archer
the Reformer to split the Reformers
to defeat Ellerbe for re-election. This
is to be a sort of a three-card monte
arrangement in which revenge is ex
pected to find the winning card. If
this surmise is correct, Irby will be, as
far as the anti-Ellerbe forces are con
cerned, expected to stay in his grave
yard where he was buried last sum
mer, but from that quiet retreat he
_ will send his voice from the tomb
through his Sancho Panzo, Col. T.
Larioso Gantt, who will go among
Ellerbe's friends and endeavor to
trick them into picking up the wrong
This is a free country. Everybody
has a right to run for office, but we
would feel mortified if handsome
Willie McGowan allowed himself to
be made a cat'spaw of by designing
poiticinns who areo nly after the
flesh pots, and the gratification of
Governor Ellerbe may have com
mitted some errors of judgment
who has ever held such a high and
important trust that has iot? Hamp
ton in his day, with no tantalizing
surroundings, made some mistakes,
and so did every one of his success
ors, including Ben Tillman, but the
people are not going to set down on
a man for making an honest mistake,
especially when that mistake is over
balanced a hundredfold, by an honest
administration of office.
Let the candidates who desire to
break the precedent of giving a Gov
ernor a second term come out; they
will only show the people their greed
for office, that is all. The people will
look after them in due time and each
and every one of them might as well,
in packing their grips for the stump,
carry along their politicaLl shrouds,
for they will surely need them when
Governor Ellerbe gets through giving
the votess an account of his steward
The day for kicking up a dust and
blinding the people has passed, as
was proven in the last senatorial race.
No longer do politicians rule. The
people must be consulted when a
man is to be chosen, and they have
reposed a confidence in our present
Governor that all the bickerings of
soreheaded politicians can not shake,
nor can the tricks of political monte
players divert the people from exer
cising their choice. I herefore the
game may proceed; the voters will
cut the cards and they will see to it
that no "cold decks" are wrung in on
them. When Governor Ellerbe in
his inaugural address gave out his
policy, it was received with a univer
sal approval. The only question then
will be, has he carried out his prom
ises on the lines indicated in his
pledge to the people? We believe he
has, and we also believe the people
Since the announcement of Judge
Witherspoon that he will not stand
for re-election we notice among the
number of aspirants the name of J.
E. McDonald, Esq., of Winnsboro.
Mr. McDonald made a fine reputa
Lion as solicitor of the Sixth Circuit,
rind besides being exceedingly popu
lar and a geui:,l gentleman, as a law
er he is cle::r-Leaded, and possessed
of fine judgment. He has not been
an extremist on either side of the fac
tional fence, and should the General
Assemubly bestow the honor upon
im we are sat isfied thev will make
no mistake, and his election will be
gratifying to) the pe'ople and the Bar
hrouhont tie State.
RELIEF SADLY EEI)ED.
The General Assembly will meel
next month, and the question now is,
will they do anything to relieve the
present oppressive conditions? The
produce of the people is scarcely
bringing the cost of production, and
yet the taxes are even higher than
they were when the products of the
farmers were bringing twice as much.
Something must be done to lighten
the burdens of the people, who are
patient and have stood the oppression
as only a patriotic people can, but
there is a point where patience ceases
to be a virtue, and when that is
reached something will drop. How
can people pay such heavy taxes at
the present prices of cotton? This
question must be solved by our law
makers or a complete revolution in
our government will take place. No
government can stand with a condi
tion of discontent existing. The peo
ple must be satisfied, and if those in
charge of affairs are not equal to the
emergency, others will have to be
found. Let our lawmakers when
they get to Columbia, put all other
matters aside and work for the sole
object of reducing the taxes. We see
no necessity of having a prolonged
session-there is none. The Dispen
sary law, the re-districting bill, the
"valler dog" and "cooter" laws can be
dispensed with for the present, and
only such things taken in as will
directly be felt by all of the people.
If the legislators will only take
into consideration matters which
affect the people throughout the
State, instead of making political
pontoons to crawl into office upon,
the session will not last over twenty
days and at least twenty thousand
dollars in per diem will be saved to
an already burdened people who are
groaning under the yoke of tax op
[BUCKLEN'S AiNICA SALVE.
The best save in the vorld for cuts,
bruises, sorns, lers, s t rheun. fever
sores, tetter, (:ine'.d ha ds chilblains,
,gUS and all skin eruptions, ;nd positively
cures pilesor rio pay requiretd. It is guar
anteed to give erfe ct ,a:-n tion or monev
refunded. Fri~e 25c. per l.:. For satle by
R,. . Lorvea.
Cieve!aud Is In Carolina.
GEORGETOWN, S. 0., Dec. 1.-Ex.
President Grover Cleveland, accom
panied by Captain Robley D. Evans,
Captain P. B. Lamberton and General
Anson G. McCook, arrived in George
town at 6:20 p. m.. coming via the At.
lantic Coast Line in the Pullman car
Davy Crockett. The car was run down
to the wharf and as soon as their bag
gage and other trappings were trans-;
ferred the party boarded the govern
ment launch "Water Lily" and left at
once for the shooting preserves of Gen
eral E. P. Alexander. at Ford's Point,
going through the Minim creek canal
on the way down.
MR. ELLERBE'S MESSAGE.
Governor Will Devote Musit of the DocU
ment to wbisky Question.
COLUrmA, 8. C., Dec. 18.-Governor
Ellerbe announces that he will devote
the greater part of his message to the
legislature to the liquor question. Since
it has been known that there is nc
t-hance of the United States supreme
court rendering a decision on the ques
tion of the right of citizens of othe:
states to sell liquor in original packages
through agencies here in time for such
decision to be a guide to the general as
sembly, the hearing being fixed for
March, the governor has received many
suggestions as to the proper course fox
the state to pursue.
The latest of these is the preamble
and resolutions of Mount Clio Grange
No. 14, suggesting a plan to freeze out
the original package houses by high li
cense, which will be imposed on county
dispensaries and then refunded to the
counties by the state. The resolutions
Resolved, That we do hereby declare in
favor of the dispensary law and hope that
it will be allowed to remain on the stat
ute books of the state. And as a means
to attain the desired end we respectfully
suggest the following changes:
1. That a license tax of of 5,000 be
placed on all liquor establiishments. local
2. That the price of liquors sold through
the local dispensaries be reduce-!.
3. That the general assembly appropri
ate annually to each of th s'veral coun
ties a sum of money equalling the a:munt
collected annually from the dispensaries
situated and doing business in each of
said several counties.
While the governor is considering
these many suggestions, the Prohibi
tionists are orgatiziu in every cornet
of the state.
SOUTHERN MILLS ACTIVE.
Manufacturers Busy With Orders Hooked
Earlier In the Year.
CHmTTANOOGA, Dec. 13.-Despite the
near approach of the holiday season,
which is usually the dullest time of the
year in industrial circles, trade shows
but little decrease in volume and The
Tradesman's southern correspondents
report continued activity at the mills
Manufacturers are still busy with or
ders booked earlier in the year and are
rushing matters to catch up with or
ders that they may be ready to take care
of the heavy trade expected early in 1898.
The iron and steel market is firm and
structural material and railway supplies
are in active demand. The export trade
is good with prospects of greater im
provement. Southern iron is moving
steadily and several idle furnaces in the
south will be put in blast at an early
Southern lumber conditions are more
favorable than for several years and the
coal mines are being worked at full ca
pacity to keep up with the increasing
Among the new industries for the
week are the following:
The Long Island Improvement and
Construction company, capital $50,000,
Charleston, S. C.; electric light plant
at Fernandina. Fia.; flouring mills at
Cedartown, Ga.; ice factory at Spar
tanburg, S. C. A rope and twine mill
will be erected at Anderson, S. C.;'
woodworking plants will ba erected at
Adairsville, Ga., and Florence, S. 0.
Postoff. Swindler Goes Up.
RAmEIoH, Dec. 11.-John A. Meeder,
a postoffice swindler from Warren
county, who has victims by the hun
dreds in varioue states, mainly south of
here, was before the federal court here
and sentenced to 19 months' imprison.
ment and 6200 fine.
THE NEW ELECTION LAW.
Carolinians Mast Read and Write or Own
6200 Worth of Property.
COLUMBIA, S. C. Dec. 1 - With
Wednesday the celebrated "understand
ing" clause of the new constitution of
this state went out of existence and
South Carolina from now on stands
squarely on an educational and property
qualification for its voters. Hereafter
any one to become a registered voter
must be able to read and write or have
$200 worth of property in his own name.
There has been considerable talk
about making a fight on the new con
stitution in the federal courts, but
nothing has come of this talk, and it
now appears to be too late.
The only place the new constitution
has had any effect has been in congress,
where all of the contests from this state
are now based on the new suffrage
Colonel John Cameron 1)oal.
ASHEVILLE, N. C., Dec 1 -Colonel
John D. Cameron died here. He was
the oldest telegrapher in North Caro
lina and opened the first office at
Raleigh, having learned telegraphy at
Richmond. He was for many years
railway agent and operator at Hills
boro, and later was editor there and at
Durham, Raleigh and Asheville. For
a number of terms he was principal
clerk of the lower house of the legis
Preacher Returns His Pension.
VINCENNES, Ind., Dec.1.-The Rev.
L. J. Keith of this city has written to
the commissioner of pensions at Wash
ington refusing a pension from the gov
ernment and has made full restitution
of all the money received by him, $495.
Mr. Keith was first lieutenant. Com
pany B, Twenty-sixth Indian t regi
ment. He has a good war rL:rd. In
returning the money he says the pen
sion allowed him was not well based.
Shot Wife and Himself.
CHICAGO. Dec. 11.-Mrs. Fred Schroe
der, who was shot in the right siiouidet
by her husband Thursday night after a
quarrel, has just died of her injuries.
Schroeder put a ballet into his temple
when officers forced the door of his
room. He died instantly.
Logroller Loses B3la Life.
COLUMBIA, S.C., Dec. 11.-At Youngs,
Laurens county, John Wharton. an
Irishman with a family, was rolling
logs up a hillside to a sawmili. A
heavy log broke the gearing and rolled
down the hill. going over Wharton,
killing him instantly.
Churo O icers in a i aht.
COLUMBIu, S. C., Dec. 13.-The su
perintendent and the assistant superin
tendent of the Metropolitan Baptist
church, both negroes, became involved
in a dispute over the significance of
some passage of scripture. The argu
ment grew so warm that at the end of
the meeting, when they left the church,
the two zealous expounders got into
trouble. One drew a big stick and the
other a brick. A case was made against
them for disorderly conduct and in po
lice court one of them was fined.
safe Blowers Are Captured.
COLUMBIA, S.C., Dec. 13.-Three white'
men, giving their names as Joe Jones,
Charley Jones and Henry Johnson,
were arrested in Batesburg for safe
cracking in Williston on Wednesday.
They got $23.) out of one store and
racked one safe in the postoffice, but
}1,100 had been transferred from the
safe they entered to another one that
ay. Three more of the gang are at
arge and are supposed to be operating'
A SENSATIONAL SHOOTING.
Columbia Photographer Probbly Fatally
Wounds His weetheart's Brother.
COLt B:.A, S. C., Dec. 13.-There was
a somewhat sensational shooting scrape
here between George Radcliffe, a pho
tographer and son of the ex-chief of
police, and William Konenaun. Rad
cliffe had for years been engaged to
Konemann's sister, but for some cause
was recently prohibited the house by
the girl's parents. She was ordered not
to see him.
Radcliffe met Miss Konemann at the
house of a mutual friend and went
walking. Will Konemann heard of it.
He had previously made threats against
Radcliffe and said he would "fix" him.
Returning from their walk, the girl was
standing on the balcony with her lover
beneath, when Konemann walked uu
and struck Radcliffe with brass knucks.
Radcliffe had been previously warned
and drawing a pistol fired four shots,
one bullet producing a dangerous and
perhaps mortal vonnd.
Radcliffe is the grandscn of the com
mander of the Richiaud volunteers, a
company that did valiant service in the
Old F.ag to i'. Returned.
RALEIGH, Dec. l.-Adjutant General
Anglin of New Hampshire writes Ad
jutant General Cowles that Mrs. Persis
P. Chase, sister of the late Colonel Ad
ward Cross of the Fifth New Ham>
shire, has rlaced in his nossession the
state flag of the Fourth North Carolina
captured by Colonel Cross at Sharps,
burg: that he had suggested to her, and
the fully agreed, that if there is an as
sociation of survivors of the Fourtn,
they would be glad to have the flag re
surned, and if there is not, it will be
returned to the state authorities.
Rock 11a11 Now Han Smallpox.
COLCMDMA. S. C.. Dec. 13 -A case of
smallpox has developed in Rock Hill,
where there are 4->0 young women from
all over the state attending Winthr^p
college, and considerable anxiety is felt.
A 12-year-old son of J. B. Johnston 1 .
turned to Rock Hill ten days ago from
Atlanta. wb-sre he had been for treat
ment to liir yes, and two days ago be
came ill w: . smallpox. The board of
health and city council have ordered
that every : arson in the town be vacci
nated, and . ave obtained a building 2
miles from town to be used as a hos
Methudists at Florence.
FLORENCa, S. C., Dec. 11.-The Dte
hundred and twelfth session of the
South Carolina annual conference of
the Methodist Episcopal church is in
session here. Bishop W. W. Duncan,
D. D., of Spartanburg is presiding.
Durrant to Be Hauged.
SAN FRAscisco, Dec. 11.-The papers
on the Durrant case have been filed
here. It is expected that the murderer
will be sentenced for the third time on
Tuesday and will be hanged on the first
Friday of the new year.
Forged a Telegraphic Order.
SAVANNAH, Dec. 13.-Captain Mart
Tones, charged with forging a tele
raphic order for $50 on D. C. Hoyward
)f Greenpond, S. C., was brou:ht to the
rity from Charleston and lodged in the
>olice barracks. The money on the or
ter was obtained from John Screven,
Fr., and the captain makes no denial
f it. _______
A Biritish MhIp Ashcre.
BRISToL. England, Dec. 13. -- The
British steamer Loanzo, Captain Evans,
s'hich sailed from Montreal Nov. 23,
'or this port, Is ashore In the British
A N T E D-TlUST WOtTHY AND f
W active gentlemen or ladies to travel
for reslpc.nsibie, established house in South
Carolina Monthlv $65 and expenses. Po
sition steady. Reference. Enclose self
addressEd stamped enveope. The Domin
ion Company, Dept. R., Chicago. [18-16t
"The Confederate Soldier of the Civil
War," just published, contains 500 pages
12 x 16 inches, and over 1,000 large Battle
Scenes, Portraits, Maps, etc. The greatest
and largest War Book ever published, and
the only one that does justice to the Con
federate soldier and the cause he fought
for. Complete in one volume. Agents
wanted everywhere to sell this book on our
new and easy plan. Many of the lady an:1
gentlemen agents who are at work are mak
ing $100 to $200 per month. Veteran ,
Sons and Daughters of Veterans, and oth
ers interested are requested to send for a
beautiful illustrated descriptive circular
(free) red terms to agents. Address, Cou
rier-Journal Job Printing Co., Louisville,
K y. [18-12t
lanning Collegiate Institute.
The session for 1S97-9S opens September
s, 107. This is a chartered institution
and will issue diplomas to its graduates.
It takes all grades, and pupis not in a po
sitito to pursue the regular course will re
cieva instruction along special lines. Stu
dents preparel to enter any of our colleges.
it:tes fwm $1 to $3 per month.
For further inforntatio: alress,
E. T. BIOWNE. Princi pal.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of Clarendon,
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
W. F. B. Haynesworth and Marion
Moise as administrators of the es- .
tate of J. Cohen Wilson, deceased,
Francis J. Graham. defendant.
Judgment for Foreclosure and Sale.
UNDER AND.BY VIRTUE OF A
Judgment Order of the Court of Coin
mon Pleas, in the above stated ac
tion, to me directed, bearing date Oc
tober 30th, 1897, I will sell at public
auction, to the highest bidder,
at Clarendon Court House, at
Manning, in said county, within the 6
legal hours for juaicial sales, on Mon
day, the 3rd day of January, 1595,
being salesday, the following describ
ed real estate: c
"That parcel of land in Clarendon
County. in said State, known as the
'Home place,'containing two hundred
and eighty acres. more or less, and
described in a deed bearing date the
third day of December, 1553. executed c
by Samuel W. Harvin as executor of
John Harvin, deceased, to the said J.
Cohen Wilson as being bounded on
the west by lands of David T. Lide,
formerly lands of E. J. Pugh: on the
northwest by lands of Mrs. Harriet t
Harvin: southeast and northeast by
lands of the estate of Henry Byrd
tud Ann L. Reynolds: north, by h
lands formerly known as the Martin r
Byrd tract, now owned by Ann L.
TERMS OF SALE.
One-third of the purchase money to
je paid in cash. the balance to be
)aid in two equal annual install- .
nients, with interest thereon from the
late of sale: the time portion to be
:oeured by the bond of the pur
-haser and a mortgage of the said
>remises to be sold, the purchaser to
rave the option of paying more than
m1e-thtird or his entire bid in cash.
Purchaser to pay for papers.
D). ,J. BRADHAM, C,
Sheriff Clarendon County. t
Manning, S. C., D~ec. 8, 1897. J
HAVE YOU MADE
THAT NEW DRESS?
If not, now's your opportunity. In
stead of waiting for January to cut
prices on dress goods, we begin now.
This is a money saving clearance.
Read the prices and write for sam
ples promptly and get your winter
tress for Christmas. Don't delay.
5 pieces black Brocaded Brillian
tines, 38 inches, was 60c, now 38c
2 pieces black plain Brilliantines,
38 inches . . . . was 50c, now 38c
pieces black Wool Serge, 52
inches ..... .was 65c, now 48c
l piece black silk warp Henrietta
44 inches . . . was 90c, now 6sc
2 pieces black all-wool Henrietta,
46 inches . . . was 65c, now 48c
3 pieces black plush or brocaded
Brilliantine, 36 inches, was 30c.
................ now 23c
pieces black all-wool Serge. 36
inches ..... .was 35c, now 23c
L5 pieces, 8 yards each, variety
of popular shades, brocaded
goods, all wool and a yard
wide . . . . was $4.80, now 3.65
pieces, S yards each, popular
shades, yard wide, was $3.20,
.................. now 2.40
pieces black and white Shep
herd Plaid, 36 inches, reduced
to............ 15 and 25c
pieces gray Serge, 52 inches;
........ .regular 75e, now 55c
pieces Dress Flannels, in grays,
brown and blues, 36 inches,
.......... worth 35c, now 23c
everal pieces, all colors, in nmixed
cotton and wool Plaids, SC, 10c
and 12 1-2c the yard.
erges, Cashmeres and Henriet
tas, in solid colors, 36 to 44
inches, 22c to 38e per yard.
Jl materials for making and the
proper trimmings furnished at
the lowest prices.
styles in Eider Down; reduced
price ................ 2 C
We are showing a very nice line of
apes, the thing to have this year, at
rices no one will meet.
See our line of Dogskin, dressed
nd uniressed Kids and Gauntlets
)r ladies and gents'. .Mitteus for
)li'r Grocery Departiiieiit
headquarters for everything good
eat and sold at the right prices.
For cake ingredients and for all
>lidav specialties, consult us. Cor
If M E V[1R I PN CO ilY.
SUMTER, S. C.
Notice of Annual Meeting.
OFFICE Com7 SUPE.vIuT,
Clarendo"n Count . 1
.uning, S. C., Dec. 8, 167. )
All persons having clanms against the
ontv of Chirendon whieb have no't been
prov.i will toresenft themi for appr- val on
n1u:rv 3rd, 1h98. T. C. OWENS,
20 411 County Supervisor.