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LOUIS APPELT, EDITOR.
MANNING, S. C.:
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 19, 1898.
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At last, after much effort, strug
gling and head-scratching, we have
succeeded in expressing an ed
itorial opinion which has pleased the
Greenville News. We hope the Co
lumbia State will take hope from
this. Billy Ball has actually said that
we are right in wanting the judges
kept out of politics, and that they
should be elected for life. Well, we
By a vote of 60 to 57 Patton's re
districting bill was killed yesterday.
This saves Clarendon from being torn
away from the Sixth Distriet, and
also teaches politicians that legisla
tion to further their, political ambi
tion is not wanted. We hope Mr.
Patton will now give as much thought
to legislation which will result in
good to the masses as he did in en
deavoring to build a political ship to
sail him into Congress.
Even Dan Henderson,a Conserative,
the silver-tongued orator from Aiken,
paced his room all night considering
whether or not there was any chance
for him to b9 elected in Judge Mc
Iver's place and finding that it was
,impossible he decided not to go into
the race. Associate Justice Pope a Re
former, however when approached to
opposed his chief indignantly refused
to do so. What a difference. While
we regret Mclver's opposition, we are
glad that it came from his own side
of the factional fence.
The Columbia Register was sold
last week for the sum of $5,000. The
sale as well as the bid was merely a
form to perfect the title. Since the
Register has been under the new
management we know of no newspa
per that has shown more improve
ment. It is a good newspaper and
we should not like to seo it go to the
wall, as some predict it will. To
Tnas had occasion to differ with the
Register and to take it to task for uin
fairness, but that was under the old
management. We do not always
agree with the views of the Register's
present editor, but we can say truth
fully that he is a writer of ability and
his writings are argumentative, ncot
We regretted to read the fisherwo
man's quarrel between the Columbia
State and the Register. If what they
say of each other is true, then they
both have their breeches badly
patched,;and they should now try to
make an honest living by attending
strictly to their own business. Both
papers 'succeeded in hanging out
their linen for the public to gaze
upon, and we do not think we will be
accused of acting without authority,
when we assert the public does not
care a rap if both papers are imbeded
in mortgages, and whether or not
either or both ever extricate them
selves. The people want general
news and do not care to listen to pri
vate woes. Columbia's city council,
has commissioned Chief Daly to listen
to people's troubles.
Th.. legislature in joint assembly
yesterday re-elected the following
Judges without opposition: W.C.Ben
et,0.W.Buchannan, R.C.Watts, James
Aldrich, James C. Klugh, and in place
of Judge I. D. Witherspoon, who did
not stand for re-election, Hon. G. W.
Gage of Chester was elected.
After the circuit judges were elect
ed, the proceedings were marred by
what we regard a burning shame;
opposition was offered to the re-elec
tion of Chief Justice Mclver. Why
this was done we fail to see, when
even the pages in the legislative halls
could see that Mclver's election was a
dead certainty. A few men who would
possibly kick if they were given seats
in heaven induced Hon George S.
Mower of Newberry to stick out his
little political rod with the promise
that they would cause the lightning
to strike it. Mower allowed himself
used and was very properly defeated
by an overwhelming majority. It was
exceedingly in bad taste, after all of
the circuit judges were allowved to go
under the string without opposition,
for the Chief Justice to be selected as
a target for the malcontents to vent
their spleen upon. Judge Mclver is
elected and we not only congratulate:
South Carolina upon being so fortun
ate to have his retention upon her
Clarendon's delegation for voting sol
idly for him. We have always had a
igh regard for Senator Mower who
s a strong conservative, but the
weakness displayed by him in this in
stance, will here ever after be an ob
stacle in the way of gratifying his
political ambition. In other words,
ustead of Mower being placed in a
position to succeed Judge McIver at
he expiration of the term for which
ae was yesterday elected, by all1e
ng the use of his n under the
ircumstances oppose McIver, the
otes h received will prove spikes
n ard and fast into his political
coffin because, his conduct was offen
sive to both Reformers and Conserva
The General Assembly is showing
a disposition to do business. A good
start has been made and if the pres
ent pace is kept up the outlook for a
short session with lots of good work
accomplisfied is bright. Clarendon's
lelegation are at their posts and they,
oo, have imbibed of the spirit of
push. Our new Senator has already
been heard from, and his maiden
speech was in opposition to a pro
posed amendment to the Constitution
hich was to throw the election of
udges to the people, or rather into
politics. Senator Lesesne made a
telling speech in opposition to the
measure and the amendment was lost.
He has also introduced a bill, to re
peal the seed cotton license law,
which is being so generally.violated,
even in this ordinarily law-abiding
county. Then, again, our Senator
has offered a bill to grant authority
for municipal authorities to have a
system of exchange of prisoners be
tween county and town. The idea is
a splendid one and we sincerely hope
the measure will be enacted into law.
Our understanding of the measure is
that town authorities are to be al
lowed to sentence parties for infrac
tions of ordinances to the chaingang,
and if the town has'not a sufficient
number of such- convicts to warrant
the employment of a guard, authority
is to be given the county supervisor
to take them upon the county chain
anginstead of letting them stay in
the lockup at a dead expense sto the
town. Then when the town wants to
have work done, the supervisor is to
give as many convicts as he received
and for the time that he had their
services. Should this bill become a
law, ordinances against vagrancy can
be enforced, and it will put a stop to
able-bodied yon men loitering
about the streets.
Senator Lesesne has also placed
before the General Assembly a bill to
regulate the rates to be charged for
public advertising. The law as it
stands is unsatisfactory to the public
and the printer, and the effort is to
be made to correct the defects in the
aw. So far we have every reason
Lo be pleased with our delegation in
the Legislature. They are looking
for the people's interests, and we ar-e
specially pleased with the beginning
ode by Senator Lesesne, and after
e has become more conversant with
:he rules of the Legislature we be
eve he will make his mark as a
sound thinker and an honest worker.
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The Day of Judgmnent.
To the people of the United States
as come a day of judgment, by which
ve mean that they have suddenly
aeen brought face to face with their
eeds, both of omission and commis
sion, committed at the ballot-box.
Fhe made William McKinley Pres
dent, knowing that he was spot
:ed all over with the leprosy of de
3eit and false pretenses. Hundreds
f thousands made themselves believe
what they themselves knew to be a
.ie, and elevated the cause of the gold
standard on the mere condition that
t would pretend not to be itself.
Cheated alike by the Republican
eaders and by themselves, they now
id their condemnation in the ope-n
lebaucery of the administration by
he gold power and its shameless
submission to the embraces of Mao -
non. This we call a day of judg
ent for the nation. There will niow
e no more prating of international
3reat day of revelation in the grave.
I'he hpocrite had left bis mask, and now
Stood forth in naked ugliness.
All men of sense knew what was
~oming. Wall street never gives muil
ions for nothing. When they buy
he Presidency with money they own
.t. President McKinley drove his
:omahawk into the skull of interna
:ional bimetallism last summer when
be indorsed the Indianapolis mon
trosity and all its doings. Previous
:o that he had in his inaugural given
as adherence to the policy of retir
.ng the greenbacks, although he did
t in muddy language, hloping it
would only be understood by his
nasters. In his annual message of
December he pledged himself more
.:learly to ignore the existing double
standard, anud to nullify the laws es
:ablishing it. His Secretary of the
rreasury loaded his cannon to the
nuzzle with gold heresies and ser
into the faces of the international bi
metallists who still adhered to the
Republican party, and set them to
wondering whether McKinley would
allow him to remain in the cabinet.
No kitchen scullion has less voice in
naming the guests at his master's din
ner table than our titular President
has in the financial policy of his ad
ministration, or the utterances of his
Secretary of the Treasury.
And now comes th e JLpu A
f 5-clen monetary commission,
made up of private citizens, appoiit
ed by private citizens, and indorsel
in advance by the President of the
United States. It comes like the
sound of the last trumpet, summon
ing men to judgment, preparatory to
sifting them out into the two classes,
to one of which every man belongs.
It declares in favor of making gold
coin the only legal tender. It favors
the destruction of the greenbacks and
the Sherman coin notes. It favors
the exchange of silver dollars for
gold, and tha sale of those silver dol
lars as bullion. It favors the author
ization of bonds to be issued when
ever it pleases the administration, or
rather the owners of the administra
tion. It favors an unlimited issue of
bank notes by the government to
private banks, for which the govern
ment shall be responsible, and for the
redemption of which it shall have no
security. There is no device which
has ever been suggested for the ag
grandizement of bankers and debt
owners which is not provided for in
this scheme. It should all be incor
porated in one bill and entitled "A
bill to confiscate one-half of the prop
erty in the United States except
money, and to donate the confiscated
portion to bankers and creditors." It
is a project with no smack of grace
in it. Conceived in greed, it is
brought forth in utter obliviousness
of its shameless origin. Those who
framed it are given over to impu
dence and ignorance-impudence at
daring to ask the people to surrender
half their possessions to highwaymen,
and ignorance in the utter inability
to understand the infamous, because
destructive, character of their own
proposition. Ignorant because they
seek to base credit on general impov
erishment, and because they cannot
comprehend the impossibility of
building individual credit on general
The friends of the people welcome
the issue presented by the gold power
speaking through its agents, McKin
ley, Gage and the Indianapolis Gold
Commission. We long for the day
when Republican Representatives and
Senators will cast their votes for or
against it, which they must do at the
present session. We long for the
day, too, when the people will cast
their votes for or against it at the
Congressional elections next Novem
ber, and the elections for Legislat
ures to choose United States Sena
When the time came for slavery to
destroy itself, it demanded a Con
gressional slave code for the free ter
ritories. It would be satisfied with
nothing less. It was drowned in a
sea of blood, and its remains reduced
to ashes in the flames of a civil war.
In like manner, the gold power, arro
gant in its purchased success, de
mands the gold standard against
wvhich the pepple voted when they
placed its two-faced agent in power.
This outrage upon the Republican bi
metallists, whose votes were obtained
for McKinley under false pretenses,
will be met by hundreds of thousands
of them, as the demand for a slave
code was met by Northern Democrats
under the leadership of Stephen A.
Douglas. Mr. Breckenridge, the can
didate of the slave code party was
fourtb in the Presidential race of
1860, although supported by a Dem
ocratic administration. The candi
date of the gold standard party, now
so bravely championed by McKinley.
will be the last in the Presidential
race of 1900.
It was when Pharaoh was most
certain of his power that he was over
thrown. "Pride goeth before de
struction and a haughty spirit before
a fall." The advocates of the gold
standard--treacherous, false, remorse
less-have now overloaded them
selves with a burden under wvhich
they will be crushed. We congratu
late the country that the day of its
deliverance is at hand. On with the
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A LEGISLATIVE REVIEW.
What the Two Houses Have Done and
are Likely to lDo.
[Agust Kohn t mrThe News and Courier.]
Columbia, Jan. 1.-The General
Assembly of South Carolina has done
tuore actual work in the first five days
of a session thnan has ever before been
done. It has not only done hard but
efetive work, and iot content with a
'ood beginning, has mapped out
abundant work for the future. Night
essions have already been started.
The legislation up to this time has
not beer. radical, it has been far from
that. Thare have been an abundance
of minor matters acted upon and bills
that contemplated useless laws have
been killed, because they ought to
have been and have not been passed
simply out of courtesy to some menm
her. That spirit seems to be fast dv
The continued lack of political feel
ing andl the disposition to work are
thus far the twvo most conspicurn;s
featurds of the legislative session. A t
the last session it was quite the urnu
sual thing to ask that anything be
done because it bore the stamp of
"reform," and that old time slogan
was a thing of the dim past. Meas
ures were considered on their merit,
except, perhaps, the dispensary and
inme tax bills, which came from
I "down-stairs," with the executive
Let it be said, with rejoicing, that
not a single member has thus far this
session pleaded for the passage of any
measure because it was promised by
"reform," or because it will help the
movement. That day is fast fading
away, and the sensible members see
it. There is one Senator wa- ont t,
two mw1i,,i s uo seem to be igno
ant of this condition, if report be
true, and the first thing they know
they will be left high and dry, with
they possible satisfaction that they
have been of use to some one else. If
members could hear the free com
ment on the gubernatorial situation
they would appreciate the fullness of
the new era. Something-the dis
pen:ary is about the only thing-may
provoke partisan discussion, but I
doubt that. Members, influential
ones, have told me that heretofore
they have accepted on faith bills that
have come from "down-stairs." They
say they have done this long enough,
and the Governors have not been
successful with the bills they have
asked be passed.
Naturally the first inquiry is, what
will become of the dispensary? Now
this is a question that should be prop
erly directed to a prophet. Gover
nor Ellerbe does not know. Senator
Tillman is going to again keep
"mouth and hands off." Senator so
and-so and Representative thus-and
so know as little about results as the
on-looker. It is a curious but a help
less situation of not being able to
solve a riddle. If the members could
close their eyes and kick the whole
dispensary system overboard without
being held responsible for it b: some
of their constituents, they would no
doubt so do. The dispe:sary is a
political incubus, except to those on
the inside. There are just now five
contending elements, first and fore
most, for the undisturbed dispensary
system; second, for the elimination of
the profit :eature-a mere subterfuge;
third, for prohibition; fourth, for li
censing under the restrictions of the
Constitution; fifth, for option be
tween the three systems.
The high license element gives no
evidences of making a fight at this
juncture; they prefer to let the other
schemes be tried and fail. Governor
Ellerbe's plan will not be successful,
unless it should be shown to the dis
pensary advocates that it is the only
thing possible, and they are not so
disposed to believe. The legal mem
bers insist that it is farcial again and
again to pass laws to have them per
forated by the courts, and to antici
pate such a fate. Attorney General
Barber has all along held that the
beverage question, andi not the profit
feature, is the crucial test, an.d he has
very properly declined to be a party
to the preparation of a bill based on
the elimination of the profit feature,
because he, as the legal force' of the
Assembly, realized that the profit
feature of the dispensary is not now
and has never been the determining
issue. Mr. skinner, wvhen he pro
posed the resolution that Mr. Barber
be called upon to propose a bill that
would in his opinion hold its own in
the courts, and drive out the "origi
nal package" people, did the very
best thing possible; whether it will
be passed is quite another thing.
The situation is just this, the
members do not feel inclined to take
any radical steps, and so the chances
are that the dispensary law will-in all
probability be as little changed as
possible. Mr. Mayfield's bill, which
leaves it for the people' to decide
what they want, will be pressed, and
would be a sensible way out of the
THE sTATE BOARD OF cONTROL.
It may not be the proper thing to
say, but there is a great deal of log
rolling going on about the hotel lob
bies. It is principally in connection
with the two vacancies on the State
Board of Control-as much sought
after as the Governorship-and a lit
tle us to other elections. The can
vassing for membership on the State
Board of Control is active, ener-getic
and persistent. It appears to be an
issue as to wvhether the Board should
or should not be reorganized in the
intertests-of the chair-manship of Mr.
Leon J. Williams. This would nmean
the election of Messrs. Haselden and
Tim merman, who are credited to be
favorable to the chairmanship of Mr.
Williams. Mr. Timnmerman's election
would mean the defbat of the incum
bent, Mr. Marion R. Cooper, who has*
been inimical to the Williams-Dou
thit interests, and Mr. Haselden is to
be opposed by Mir. J. 0. A. Moore,
and perhaps-former Senator Biice.
The intention appear-s to be to divide
up the State, as to the representation
on the Board, with due regard to
geographical divisions. The positions
only pa~y $4 per day during the ses
sions of the Board and mileage. .
THE JUDIcIAL ELECTIONS.
The only circuits in which there
will be any contest will be the first
and sixth. Judge Benet will be op
posed by Gen. James F. Izlar and
Representative Bacot, and Judge
Witherspoon's iposition, for which he
declines to run again, will be con
tended for by Representative Gage
and ex-Solicitor McDonald. There
have been whisperings of opposition
to Chief Justice Mclver, but it has
failed to materialize. The suggest ion'
is that this opposition is being used
as a threat in another of the judge
ship elections, thle idea being that if aj
certain candidate be defeated, Justiace
Mclver is to be sacriticed. This i
regarded as a great "bluff." The
trouble is that the callers have noth
ig but a broken straight or flush.
They think they have made it, but
when the call is made will find it
broken. The members of the S
preme Court very handsomely an
feelingly refuse positively to oppose
Jfustice Mclver, and their friends nat
urally will not care to see some am
bitious lawyer put over them on the
bench. Several prominent lawyers,
especially on the Senate side, have.
been approached and asked to make
the race, but declined,and so there ap
pears to be talk of but one lawyecr as
a possible candidate, and he does not
appear to be averse to being known
as a sort of sword of Damocles.
Chief Justice Mclver will be re-elect
ed Chief Justice, opposit ion or no op
position, bluff or no bluff, election or:
no election of certain judicial candi
dates. No matter which of the can
didates is elected the judicial depart
ine will nt suffer in ability or rep
utation. They are all good.
NO SLAP AT THE GOVERNOIi.
There have been suggestions of
slapping at Governor Ellerbe in cer
tain respects. It was stated that the
passage of the tax extension resolu
tion against the wishes of Governor
Ellerbe was a slap at him. This is a
rnizae, and it may as weil be so
known, for Governor Ellerbe is get
ting criticism enough without shol
dering on him imaginary "slaps.
The tax resolution w-.s passed en
tirely without regard to the desires of
Governor Ellerbe, and really without
most of the members knowing his
SENATOR TILLMAN'S POSITION.
It was stated "on the quiet" that
Senator Tillman way coming to Co
lumbia to take a band in matters, and
to look out for the future. Senator
Tillman is not rushing into polities
needlesly, and is disposed to let mat
ters take their natural course. If he
came down to Columbia he would
find out a thing or two of special in
terest to himself, but he is not likely
to cone; why. it is unnecessary to
state just now, except that he has
wise friends in Columbia, who are
not altogether si-insh.
A SHORT SESSION PROBABLE.
The unquestionable disposition is
manifest to have a short session-not
over thirty days-aud if it were not
for custom, it would not be that long.
Members have told ine that they saw
no possible reason for more than -i
twenty-one-day session. The Gen
eral Assembly has worked from the
jump and has worked had. The
holding of night sessions the second
week is unusual, but on the line of
getting through with work. Those
of the members who work honestly
for a short session will stand better
with their constituents It is at all
times to be remembered that there is
such a thing as wasting a great deal
of time, and at the same time voting
on all measures looking towards early
adjournment. When the m6mbers
get to the appropriation bill and ar
gue for an hour on cutting some poor
clerk's salary about $50, it would be
well to remember that the debate is
worth so much an hour at about $1,
200 a day.
On this line it may be mentioned
that the perennial fight will t2, made
to cut salaries and the college appro
priations. Salaries and appropria
tions are low enough, and legislative
bodies have said so time and time
again, yet the effort to slash will be
made, and the chief argument will be
fve-cent cotton and the deficit, which
is nothing new. The ways and
means committee will reconaend
certain reductions, and the unfortu
nate minor officials will be the ones
to come in for the greater proportion
NO NEW FISII LAWS YET.
It is noteworthy and remarkable,
in fact astounding, that there have
been no fish laws proposed this ses
sion. The poor shad and sturgeon
and terrapin, if they only knew how
much has been done to keep them
alive, would be duly grateful; but the
law books have been filled by special
Acts until it got demoralizing, and
when Mr. Shad or Sturgeon went
from one county to another he hal
to ask the best constitutional lawyer
"where he was at." The Supreme
Court's holding one of the special
laws to be unconstitutional may have
checked the flood of fish legislation,
but the session is not old and fish
bills may yet come in their old-time
glory and multiplicity.
APPROPRIATION AND sUPPLY BILLS.
The ways and means committee
has already finished a skeleton of the
appropriation bill, but it has not been
agreed upon in details. The supply
bill has not yet been undertaken.
The impression among members of
the ways and means committee and
the finance committee is that the tax
levy to be collected next fall will be 5
or 5 1-4 midls. The graduated li
cense bill which was a remnant from
last year's session, went to the wall
several days ago. It was a compan
ion piece to the income tax bill, and
it would be quite the proper thing
for the two measures to occcupy a
The abolishing of the office of phos
phate inspector, as suggested by Gov
ernor Ellerbe, will save no money if
it means the creation of another clerk
ship in the Comptroller General's
LEGisLATIVE NEwS NOTES.
Messrs. Aldrich and Jefferies are
the only members of the present
House who were members of the Wall
lace House. Clerks Hemphill and
Gray wer-e also'members of that body.
There will be no legislative session
next Wednesday, it being Gen. Lee's
W A N T E D-TRUSTWORTHY AND
'active gyntlemuen or ladies to travel
for responsible, established house in South
Carolina. Monthly $65 and expenses.P
sition steady. Reference. Eni'lose self
:ddressed stamped enveope. The Domnin
ion Company, De-pt. R., Chicago. (18-10t
Ouir stock is up to date in
QUALITY and PRICE.
Bed Room Suits at a great ba
Our Oak Safes are beauties.
Poplar Safes at $2.75 and up.
Pop~lar Beds $2 and up.
Oak Cob. Seat Rockers ar-e the
:eapest we ever had.
Chairs too numefltrouis to mention.
Under-taking D~epar-tment al -
mays ready for business.
Store Belnw Bank.
That we can sell you an
All Wool, Well Made &it at $5.
Above goods in blue. black or fancy Cheviots.
That we can sell you all wool black
Clay Worsted Suit at $7.50.
in sack or frock suits.
Remember and bear in mind that
OilyFI Stoc DI FieM19l
Surpasses all previous seasons, and they were purchased early
in May, and we can
Save You the Advance in Price.
You should see our line of
$2.50, $3, $3.50, $4, $4.50, $5, $6, $7, $7.50.
You cannot resist them. they are too pretty.
We Handle Earle & Wilson's Goods, and we will
keep you posted on the correct styles in
Collars and Cuffs.
Fast black and tan 1-2 Hose..... 5c. linen bosom at ... ............ 50c
Linen Collars............... .... 5c. (A bargain.)
Linen Cuffs.. ........... .... 15c. Job lot Boys' Knee P.nts, 50c.
All wool Undervest (sample)..... 25c. kind, at.......... ........ 25c.
Job lot Suspenders, worth 25c, All wool Knee Pants (a dandy,
now ...... ..... ............... 10c. worth 75e).. .. ................ 40c.
Mother's Friend Shirt Waist.... 50c. Scrivens' P. E. S. Drawers, all
The Best Unlaundried Shirt, sizes, first grade...... ........$1.00.
Our Stock is complece. Keep your eye on us
CLOTHIERS AND FURNISHERS,
HARDWARE AND CUTLERY,
j ~of Clarendonsthae kus thand our0
S tend heartdo nvitbaine tovisit our
I ~~ storeat Our lon experienuc gietu
C trsnd rpatrons get the benft.
Wres have aded to r limmense
Harness. Saddles, Rubber and Belt
.__ ing, Leather, etc.
Engine Supplies, Belting, etc.
I A. W. DURANT & SON, =
Sumter, S. C.
lgullrt 10r 8001(1n0 la Heollug 810Ve3-8llaoued.
JUT THINK OF IT!
Having recently made a large Cash deal with the Ilock Hill
Buggy Comay Icnowoffer their high grade best open
Bauggy fur $55 and their best top Buggy for $70. These
prices are lower than ever before offered.
H. H A FEY,
SUMT~ERI, . - - - - S. C.
ESTA i;LISHIED 1868.
) L. WT. F'OLSOMsz,
Sign of the Big Watch,
-- A BIG LINE OF -
Birthday, Weddirg and Christmas Presents
- WATCHES, DIAMONDS -
Fine Sieriing Silver Clocks, Optical Goods,
Fine Knive~, Seissors and Ilazors, Machine Needles, etc.
All repairing guaranrteed.
THE CAROLINA GROCERY COMPANY
Successors of BOYD BROS.
TEOMAS WILSON, President.
195 ast Bay - - Charleston. S. C.
ATLANTIC COAST LINE,
Cauu.ESTroN, S. C., Dec. 20, 1b97.
On and after this date the fullow:ng
passenger schedule will be in effect:
*35. *23. *53.
Lv Florence, 3.25 A. 7.55 P.
Lv Kingstree, 8.57
Ar Lancs, 4.38 9.15
Lv Lanes, 4 38 9.15 7 40 P.
Ar Charleston, 6.03 10.55 9.15
'78. *32. *52.
Lv Charleston, 6.33 A. 5.17 P. 7.00 A.
Ar Lanes, 8.10 6.45 8.26
Lv Lanes, 8 10 6.45
Lv Kingstree, 8 29
Ar Florence, 9.35 755
'Daily. t Daily except Sunday.
No. 52 runs through to Colinibia via
Central R. R. of S. C.
Trains Nos. 78 and 32 run via Wilson
and Fayetteviile--Short Line--and mwake
close connection for all points >
Trains on C. & D. R. IR. le
daily except Sunday 9.55 a m
lington 10.28 a in, Cheraw.
Wadesboro 2.25 p in. L<
daily except Sunday, 8.15 p -
lington, 8 40 p in, Hartsvill
B&nnetsville 9.36 p in, Gibs
Leave Florence Sunday only ..i .. .
rive Darlington 10.27. 1auisville 11.10
Leave Gibson daily except Sundtay 6.15
a in, Bennettsville 6.41 a in, arrive Darling
ton 7.40 a in. -Leave Hartsville daily ex
cept Sunday 0 45 a in, arrive Darlington
7.30 a in, leave Darlington 9.00 a in, arrive
Florence 9.25 a in. Leave Wadesboro daily
except Sunday 3 p at, Cheraw 5.15 p> mi,
Darlington 6.29 p in, arrive Florence 7 p
m. Leave Hartsville Sunday only 8.20 a m,
.Darlington 9.05 a m, arrive Florence 9.25
J. R. KENLEY, JNO. F. DIVINE,
Gen'l Manager. Gen'I Sup't.
T. M. EMERSON, Traffic Manager.
H. M. EMERSON, Gen'l Pass. Agent.
W. C. & A.
55. 35. 52.
Lv Wilmington,*4.00 P.
Lv 3arion, 6.43
Ar Florence, 7.25
Lv Florence, *8.00 '3.25 A.
Ar Sumter, 9.10 4.29
Lv Sumter, 9.13 '9.35 A.
Ar Columbia, 10.30 10.55
No. 52 runs through from Charleston via
Central R. R., leaving Charleston 7 a in,
Lanes 8.28 a in, Manning 9.05 a in.
54. 53. 32.
Lv Columbia, '7.00 A. '5.00 P.
Ar Sumter, 8.22 6.20
Lv Sim ter, 8 25 '6.30 P.
Ar Florence, 9 35 7.45
Lv Florence, 10 05
Lv Marion, 10 44
Ar Wilmington, 1.25
No. 53 runs through to Charleston, S. C.,
via Central R it., arriving 3;anning 0.58
p in, Lanes, 7.36 p in, Charleston 9.15 p in.
Trains on Conway ?ranch leave Chad
bourn 11.50 a in, arrive Conway 2 10 p in
returning leave Conway 2.45 p in, arrive
Chadbourn 5.15 p in, leave Chadbourn 5.45
p in, arrive at Hub 6.25 p i, returning
leave Hub 8.30 a m, arrive at Chadbourn
9.15 a in. Daily except Sunday.
J. R. KENLY, Gen'l Manager.
T. M. EMERSON, Traffic Manager.
H. M. EMERSON, Gen'l Pass. Agent.
CENTRAL R. R. OF SO. CAROLINA.
Lv Charleston, 7.00 A. M.
Lv Lanes, 8.26 "
Lv Greeleyville, 8.40
Lv Foreston, 8.49 -
-Lv Wilson's Mill, 8.5G0
Lv Manning, 9.05 "
Lv Alcoln, 9.15
Lv Brogdon, 9.21
Lv WV. & S. Junct., 9.32"
Ar Sumter, 9.35 "
Ar Columbia, 10.55 "
Lv Colum bia, 5.15 P. M.
Lv Suinter, 0.42
Lv W. &S. Junct. 643 "
Lv Brogdon, 0.50 "
Lv Alcoln, 7.01 "
Lv Manning, 0 58 "
Lv Wilson's Mill, 7.19"
Lv Foreston, 7.26
Lv Greeleyville, 7.36 "~
Ar Lanes, 7.48
Ar Charleston, 9.25 "
MANCHESTER & AUGUSTA R. R.
Lv Sumter, 4.29 A. M.
Ar Creston, 5.17 " .
Ar Orangeburg, 5.40"
Ar Denmrk, 6.12 "
Lv Denmark, 4.25 P. M.
Lv Orangeburg, 5.03"
Lv Creston, 5.30 "
Ar Sumter, 0.30 "
Trains 32 and 35 earry through Pullmnan
palace buffet sleeping cars between New
York and Macon via Augusta.
HAS A FULL LINE
Ice Cold Soda Water
ad Milk Shakes
UP TO DATE..
Bank of Manning,
MANNING, 8. C.
Transacts a general banking busi
Prompt and special attention given
:o depositors residing out cf town.
All collections have prompt atten
Business hours from 9 a. m. to
L.. LEVI, Cashier.
iI. Lxv1, S. A. RrGaY,
r. W. McLEoD, W. E. BRows,
9. M. NEXsEN, JosEPE sPROTT,