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The Republicans in Congress do not
seem very anxious to become responsi
ble for a conflict between this coun
try and Spain, and to avert anything
of the sort they prefer talking Cuba
It is stated that "Walt." Whitman
is again to be a candidate for Gover
nor. What have the people done to
deserve this? The executive commit
tee of the Democratic party should
compel each candidate before being
permitted to speak, pay down his
assessment in cold, hard cash.
This, in our judgment, would abate
the nuisance of being pestered with
such cranks as ex-Rev. G. Walt. Whit
There seems to be considerable un
easiness about the situation with
Spain, and for days past exciting ru
mors have been floating about which
have an ugly tendency. Several war
ships have been ordered to Havana
and it would not be surprising if in
the next few days we hear the news
that some Spanish gun boat has fired
upon the stars and stripes. In that
case the ball would be open and a
navalbattle between the two coun
tries would result. There are many
Americans who are anxious to join
the Cuban insurgents, and if a war
does break out, the opportunity will
be aL .rded to free Cuba from the
tyrannical oppression of Spanish mis
A .very serious question for our
lawmakers at this time is to say
whether or not the people want the
lien law repealed. Can the repeal of
the law do anything towards helping
the farmer? Then the question will
be asked if the law is repealed, will
merchants give credit on anything
short of real estate security? As wei
have bgfore expressed, we do not
think it will be for the best interests
of the people to repeal the lien law,
and the more we think of the matter,
the more are we convinced that the
very evil which is sought to be render
ed by the repeal of the law will militate 1
against a class who will not submit to
such oppression. The lien law is like,
everything else, bad when abused;<
the laws of nature are bad when abus 1
ed, but if a man whose financial con
dition is such that he must have
credit to transact his business, and he
uses that credit properly, who will say
that credit to him is not a blessing?
In our judgment the lien law should
- not be repealed, but better still, en-1
forced to the letter.
Rev. David M. Ramsr y, pastor of
the Citadel Square Bap' ist church in
Charleston recently delivered a ser
mon in which he offend ed the news
paper men throughout the State.
The subject of-the sermon was "Some
undercurrents," and in it he charac
terized "newspaper reporters as being
accorded the privilege of writing4
without being annoyed with suchi
small and stubborn things as facts."
In other words, newspaper men as a
class, are liars. This eminent divine
should not be harshly dealt with by
the press, but handled rather in pity.
He is the same minister of the gospel
* who figured at a military marriage in
Charleston recently, and when ap
pealed .to by the young man to pro- ]
tect him from the horror of being:
wedded in law to a fallen woman, de- 1
clined. The young man, surrounded
by the woman's relatives each armed
and threatening him with death, and
in this condition he protested his in
nocence and pleaded with Rev. David
Ramsey to not be a party to the out
rageous affair. The case we speak of
is in the courts and the public will
then see whether Rev. David Ram
sey is a proper person to nara~cter
ize newspaper men as liars.
Because a jury of Spartanburg
county came to the conclusion that
the killing of Mr. Turner by State
Constable Newbold was the result of
an accident and brought out a verdict
of acquital, the Spartanburg Herald,
an anti-disp3nsary fanatic, has turned
itself loose to condemning Solicitor
Sease, and charges that he did not
present the prosecution in a compe
tent manner. Everybody can under
stand the animus of the attack upon
Constable Newbold knew all about
the case, and it mattered not how er
ergetic or how vigorous and how 1
much talent could have been dis
played in prosecuting the case, the
whole thing could only have resulted 1
in whether or not Turner was killed
by accident. The jury came to the 1
conclusion the killing was an acci
dent, and accordingly acquitted Mr.
Newbold. The Spartanburg Herald
and such other newspapers as allow I
their prejudices against the dispen
sary or any other law to give them
violent spasms because a constable
who is charged with the execution of
the law, is not hanged or sent to the
penitentiary, justly or unjustly, will
not have much weight in the public 1
The Charleston Critic complains 1
because Mr. rhil Gadsden is being <
singled out for condemnation for sec- i
:nding the nomination of Judge f
Benet. It should not occasion any
surprise with our contemporary when c
it finds that when one of its represent
itives undertakes to act for himself c
d does something commendable, t
;hat he should be marked out by C
Dharleston's political conclave for I
:ondemnation. Mr. Gadsden would t
2ave voted for Mr. Bacot had that i
andidate remained in the field, but
hen there was no opposition to the r
e-election of Judge Benet, common S
;ense as well as courtesy demanded r
enet's nomination to be seconded
rom the Charleston delegation. We t
ooked for this courtesy to come from s
r. Bacot, but it did not; neverthe- i
ess he voted for Judge Benet, and I
tood up on both feet to let his col- F
eagues see there was nothing small t
The political association formed in r
harleston after the death of the la- r
vented Ferguson will understand I
efore many moons that there are i
)thers besides Representative Gads- v
len that propose exercising their own :
nahood, regardless of the political f
;ociety of which Mr. Redding is the
ecognized head. The demise of
lugh Ferguson carried with it the i
>bhteration of one-nian power and E
iereafter the politics of Charleston a
gill be like it is all over South Caro- s
ina-free and independent. d
Charleston has the moet enterpris
ng politicians in The State; a few f
veeks ago the sheriff of that county
lied and before the undertaker was
;ent for a party of politicians went to I
olumbia to get the dead mans shoes. ~
Now another prominent official is s
n very feeble health, Kinloch the f
'lerk of Court, and his house is being E
vatched every day and night for the '
leath messenger to arrive. Should t
:his official drop off we venture to say ~
that the body will not become chilled t
efore some of Charleston's politicians ~
vill be en route for Columbia. E
Wehave been amused watching ~
his modern lots of public alter vic- e
ims, with the same amount of pleas- ~
ire it used to give us to go down to o
he market to look at the buzzards ast
hey would wait for carrion to comeP
heir way. If a vacancy does take
>lace in the Clerk of Court's office in F
Tharleston, Governor Ellerbe should b
y all of the laws of decency refuse C
o give the appointment to any mant
who would so far forget the instincts
>f manhood by soliciting a promise l
efore the vacancy took place or be
ore a respectable time has elapsed
titer the vacancy occurred. e
These observations are not imagin- ~
Lry; we saw enough in Columbia last C
veek to convince us that somebody is C
ishing around for somthing, and that ~
ie is burning with a desire to. per- t;
nade the governor to throwv Clerk of
ourt Kinloch's shoes to him, ast
juickly as possible after that official a
hakes off this mortal coil. r
We understand that some of South 3
arolnas representatives in the leg- ~
slature are seriously thinking of pro- I
osing "an Act, entitled an Act to b
equire railroads to 'give members C
>f the general assembly free passage C
ipon all railroads operated in this ~
tate." Of course they will not suc- f
:eed in convincing the general assem -
yly that the measure has merit,but as It
curio we would like to see the bill C
roposed and would like to be t
>n hand to hear the argument in its E
avor. It is true that railroads
iave no souls to save, but it is equal
y true they have rights that should
iot be trampled upon any more than I
he rights of the humblest citizen.
The idea of men selected to make ~
aws who are so small of mental cali-t
>re as to not be able to think of a C
neasure that has more breadth of
nind in it than the saving of the lit
:le railroad fare they pay to go to
olumbia at a salary of four dollars y
per day. They should go further and
propose an act entitled an act to re-e
quire the railroads to pay laundry 1
:>ills of the legislators also their pin
ler and whiskey bills, one would bea
is meritorious as the other. If this s
roposed bill had been presented to
:he legislature by some member fromg
he Islands near Charleston, prior to
1873, it would not have occasioned:b
my suprise, but in this day and time
or a proposition to emanate evene
from the islands around Charleston,
he outskirts of civilization, where the
educational missionaries have not yet
eached, is enough to make us pray:e
hat light be immediately shed in
The constant cry against high taxa
ion leads to an examination into
ome of the causes. During a dis
"ussion of a bill to tax notes, mortga
;es, and other evidences of credit in
he legislature last Saturday, it leaked
)ut that there is already such a law
apon the statute books and that it is
rossly violated by a class of men
avho are able to pay taxes. Men who
aave money to loan,can and do,dodge
:he payment of taxes by simply not
:aking a return of their evidences of
1dit. The merchant with his stock
a goods must pay taxes, because his
stock of merchandise is within sight
>f the sheriff, so is it with the farmer,
vhose stock, and products are in reach
)ut with the usurous mortgage-taker
uch is not the case, and unless he
vishes, there is no way of making
iim return for taxation what law re
luires to be taxed. The discussion
n the legislatnre has brought out the
ollowing facts to show that some
teps should be taken to equalize tax
Abbeville County returns $94,000 in
redits, and Aiken County, with more
axable real estate, reports only $13,
100 in credits. Anderson has a bare
>it more of real estate reported for
axation, and returns over $200,000
n credits. York County returns
221,695 in credits. While Richland
eturns only $10,000 in credits. and
et Richland returns twice as much
eal estate as York County.
And if the tax-dogers were made
o make honest returns, our tax levy
ould be considerably lower than it
s now. These same tax dodgers
'rey upon the necessities of the peo
>e and not alone do they fail to pay
heir just portion to the government
>ut they also dodge around the usu
y laws. The law does not permit
ore than eight per cent interest to
e charged and these men get around
t by deducting the interest in ad
'ance, thus making the burden the
eavier upon the man who is so un
ortunate as to fall into their clutches.
Work has commenced on the mak
ag of opposition to Governor Ellerbe.
enator Archer has declared himself
candidate and Hon. R. B. Watson is
upposed to be in the race also. We
.o not believe that Archer's caniddacy
ill be considered seriously but if
Vatson enters the race and his
riends say he will, it will be an in
eresting fight. Watson is a goodI
aan and he has ability but we think
e is making a mistake to allow him
elf pulled into this fight. The oppo
iton to Ellerbe comes principally
ro politicians who were disappoint
d; the people are perfectly satisfied
rith the head of the goverment and
biey realize he has had very intricate
nd annoying problems to solve, for
bat reason they propose to give him
second term regardless of the bick
rings of those who could not control
e governor's official actions. The
oming contest for gubernatorial
onors wvill, before the primary comes
n, be a battle of the people against
be politicians, and we believe the
eople will win.
One of the reasons of Ellerbe's un
opularity with politicians was
rought about by his independent
ourse in making his appointments;
e first of importance was a United
tates senator. The . governor be
eve that John L. McLaurin was well
ualified for the place and his record
the lower house of Congress show
d him to have meiited promotion
rithout consulting anyone, he app
inted McLaurin and the people en
orsed that appointment by electing
IcLaurin with overwhelming majori
7-. But the appointment of McLaur
a caused lots of murmerings among
Le politicians; every fellow who held
big place imagined himself the
ight man to fill the place made ve
ant by the death of Earle and when
IcLauirn was selected their was
reeping and oaths recorded to tak's
llerbe's scalp. Then the governor
a another appointment to fill, the
'omptroller General's office, made va
ant by the resignation of General
orton; again the politicians perched
bePes. tves upon the political fence
pith mouths wide open ready to catch
ie crumb, but when the governor
ame along and went on up the road
: offer it to a man who was not look
g for the place, there was a general
opping of wings and screeching.
Sore and disappointed these politi
ians have determined to have Ellerbe
eeated if possible. The question
r the people will be. Has Ellerbe
2ade a faithful governor? If he has,
hey will re-elect him if every politi
ian is against him.
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THE GENERAL ASSEMIBLY.
Weekly Review and Forecast of the Pro.
[Asgnst Kohn in The News and Courier.
Columbia, Jan. 23.-The General
Assembly has now been in session for
nearly two weeks. Although the
work has been persistent and contin
uous, the end is not yet in sight. The
real issues have not been touched,
and no really important measure haE
been passed upon by both branches
of the Assembly, except it be the res
olution to extend the time for the
payment of taxes without penalty.
True quite a number of important
measures have been acted upon inde
pendently by the two houses, but
there has not yet been any concert of
action. The disposition has been
manifest to kill off objectionable leg
islation, and, of course, the usual al
lowance has to be made for unneces
sary legislation. No possible com
plaint can be made by any one as to
the disposition to work, but unfortu
nately there seems to be no curtail
ment of proposed legislation-the
vast majority of the measures are of
purely local concern, and there seems
to be no way to stop this perennial
and pestiferous flood of local matters,
and yet without these propositions
the government would wag along just
as serenely as ever. It is pleasant to
say that no "fool legislation" has yet
shown itself. In the assemblies of
two other States there are bills with
regard to kissing; in another an Act
was passed prohibiting football, but
happily no such measures have yet
been presented at Columbia. The
doctrine of Col. George D. Tillman,
as to self-government, seems to be on
WHAT ABOUT THE SESSION?
Why, that is just about as uncer
tain a tiing as the ultimate fate of
the dispensary. When the members
came here no one saw any need for
more than a thirty-day session-there
was no need before the new Constitu
tion, but matters have jogged along
until almost two weeks have slipped
by, and still there is no dispensary
bill before either house, and the ap
propriation and supply bills are still
hung up in the committee room.
There is room for radical improve
ment along these lines, and while the
ways and means committee has had
a great mass of work, and has had to
hear from many interests, a skeleton
bill ought to be in the hands of the
members by the middle of next week.
So it is with the dispensary commit
tee, made up of one member from
each of the counties.
While there is still no reason why
the session should last over thirty
days, the outlook just now is that it
will be longer. The dispensary legis
lation seems to be the bone of con
tention, yet if a bill comes before the
House, with good endorsement, leav
ing the status practically as at pres
ent and aimed at the "original pack
ge" stores, it can be rushed through
s of old, and not much will be said
about it either, as this seems to be a
time when few want to assume r-e
sponsibility as to dispensary legisla
STATUs OF THE I.IQUoRi QUESTION.
The General Assembly is as much
t sea as ever on the dispensary ques
tion. . No one seems~able to solve-the
pending problem. The .announce
ment in the News- and Courier thai
the judiciary committee of the House
f Representatives in Washington is
nanimously unfavorably disposed to
the Tillman-Latimer resolution has
put a decided damper on the situa
tion, and left but little doubt that
Judge Simonton's decision will be
sustained by the Supreme Court.
'he House judiciary commiittee in
Washington has not, however, made
report upon the bill, and will give
hearing on the matter Tuesday, and
Mr. J. P. K. Bryan will appear
gainst the bill, while Mr. Barber has
been invited to present the State's
side of the case. It is very much a
ase of "is of the same opinion still."
Several days ago the chairman of
he House judiciary committee in
olumbia offered a resolution asking
he Attorney General to present his
views of the situation, in the shape of
bill. This resolution was with
rawn, as the special Legislative
ommittee had already sought the
o-operation of Gen. Barber. It is
nderstood that Mr. Barber has em
phatically and courteously declined
o prepare a bill, or to be responsible
for any proposed legislation. He will
willingly give his advice or sugges
tion to the special committee, but
w~ill not be responbible for a bill. To
prepare a bill and then to have some
ne else look after the enforcement
makes the matter rather ecmplex at
The special House committee has
number of bills before it, which
seeks to solve the problem, but the
nly one that attempts to go into the
matter fully is that of Mr. Pollock.
-e seeks to put the original package
stores on the same plane as the dis
pensaries, especially with reference to
he signing of applications-a verita
ble farce now, and further pr-oposes
that all "original package"~ agencies
pay the county treasurers 20 per
ent. of the gross sales.
The Senate seems disposed to see
whether the House cannot solve the
problem for it, although the under
standing is that there is increasing
hvor for Mr. Mayfield's bill, which
proposes that the entire State have
prohibition as the initial point, and
that each of the counties. determine
whether it would like to change that
o dition to the license system, un
der the constitutional restrictions, or
the dispensary, as exemplified in thle
The whiole tendency just now is to
let matters severely alone, and not
even to pass a bill directed against
the "original package" stores, but to
await the fate of Judge Simonton's
decision, and then either to wipe out
the whole business, or to prune fro'm
the bottom up, so as to change its en
BOaRD OF coNTROL.
Positions on the State board, of con
trol are being vigorously sought after
-they must be positions of great pol
itical power to be so earnestly desir
d by the friends of the various can
Iave it direct that there is no un
derstanding between Messrs Hasel
den and Williams as to whom Mr Has
elden will support for chairman of the
board in the event of his election as
a mmber-nf that board. If such a
statement as was made last Sunda,
led to any corfusion, it may now b;
stated that 3ir. Willi~ams and hi;
friends deny that there is any corn
bination or concert of purpose, and
of course, such a statement is accept
ed. Mr Williams sa s that the posi
tion of chairman of the board is not
worth a scramble, and that he would
not bother with it. If the boars
wants him, it is well and good, bu
he is not going to scramble for it t
any other position.
Mr Haselden's candidacy is not ti
be clouded or confused by au
pledges or promises on his part tc
support any candidate for chairmar
of the board. The indications at this
juncture are that Mr M. R. Cooper
will be re- elected as member of the
The leading candidates for the posi
tions on the board are Representa
tives Haselden and Timmerman, and
Mr Cooper an-1 Mr J. 0. A. Moore.
ALL A SCRAMBLE FOR OFFIcE
There is just at this time very
much more interest in election of the
Comptroller General than in the dis.
pensary bill or an.thing else. It is
a hard and vigorous fight, and fromh
what can be hear,] on the outside,
there is a deal of talk about swapping
and promises; this may or may not be
true. Mr Epton, of Spartanburg, the
incumbent, will be opposed by MI
Derham, the former chief clerk of the
office. It is a most interesting fight
and seems to admit of kaleidoscopic
opportunities. In fact, about all the
politics that is now going on is in
reference to this and the other elec
tions that are pending.
THE COMING STATE ELECTION.
It is perhaps note worthy that the
supervisors of registration are now
being selected for various parts of the
State. The intimation is that the
Governor would like to have a sug
gestion from the Charleston delega
tion as to whom it would like appoint
ed for this position. Some of the
members of the delegation, however,
say that they will have nothing to do
with a recommendation unless Gov
ernor Ellerbe makes a formal request
in writing for a suggestion, as he did
last year. There has not yet been a
formal request as to this matter, and
the situation is, to say the least, quite
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Auditor D)rakeford of Kershaw Suicides.
Camden, Jan. 24.-A special: to
the News and Courier says: Mr. John
R. Drakeford, county auditor, com
mitted suicide at noon to-day by
shooting himself through the head.
He has been a dyspeptic for some
time, and a great sufferer. His rash
act is deeply iegretted, for he was one
of the best of men--honest and kind
hearted. He was a royal Arch Mason
a member of the Knights of Pythias
and also a member of the Knights of
Damon, in which latter order he was
insured for $2,000. A daughter, about
grown, and a number of other rela
tives survive him..-.
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OFFICE COUNTY AUDITOR,
Manning, 8, C., Dec. 22, 1807.
The Auditor's office will be open
from the first day' of January, 1898, to
the twentietn day of February, 1898,
to receive returns of personal prop
erty and real estate for taxation in
Clarendon County for the year.1898.
The Auditor will be at the follow
ing places in person on the dates
mentioned to receive returns:
W. J. Gibbons', Wednesday, Janu
ary 26th, 1898.
J. J. McFaddin's Store, Thursday,
January 27th, 1898.
McIntosh's Store. Midway town
ship, Friday, January 28th, 1808.
ITaxpayers return what they own
on the first day of January, 1898.
All personal property and real es
tate must be returned this year.
Assessors and taxpayers -i1 enter
the first given name of the taxpayer
in full, also make a separate r-et urn
for each party for the township the
property is in, and where the tax
payers owns realty, to insert the
postoffice as their place of residen-ce,
and those who only own personal
property, to give the party's name
who owns the land they live on as
their residenee, which aids the tax
payer as well as the county treasurer
in making the collections and pre
Every male citizen between the
ages of twedty-one and sixty y-ears
on the first day of January, 1898, ex
cept those incapable of earning a
support from being maimed, or from
other caus-es, shall be deemed tax
abl pols.This does not apply to
Confederate soldiers over fifty y-ears
All the returns that are made after
the twentieth day of February will
have a penalty of 50 per cent. added
thereto, unless out of the county du
ring the time of listing. Not know
ing the time of listing is no exe-use.
The assessing and collecting of
taxes is all done .now in the same
vear, and we have to aggregate the
number and value of all the horses,
cattle, mules, etc., and their value
that there is in the county, anid have
same on file in the Comptroller Gjen
eral's office by the thirtieth (lay of
June each year. And from that
time to the first day of October each
year the auditor's and treasurer's
duplicate has to be completed and
an abstract of tne work in the Comp!
trollers office by that time, which
will show at a glalice that the audi
tor has no time to take in returns
or do anything else much. betwveen
the first day of March and the first
day of October each year but wvork
on'the books and blan ks. Therefore
I hope that all taxpayers will do ime
the favor of making their returns in
J. ELBER T DAVIS,
Audirn Clnarendon County.
That we can sell you an
All Wool, Well Made Suit 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
2 Oiy Slck a F~eC1ollig:
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 ... ......... 50<
Linen Collars................ 5c. (A bargain.)
Linen Cuffs.. ........... .... 15c. Job lot Boys' Knee Pants, 50c.
All wool Undervest (sample)..... 25c. kind, at.......... ........ 25c
Job lot Suspenders, worth 25c, All wool Knee Pants (a dandy,
now....... ............... 1Oc. worth 75c).. .. ................ 40e
Mother's Friend Shirt Waist.... 50c. Scrivens' P. E. S. Drawers, all
The Best Unlaundried Shirt, sizes, first grade...... ........$1.00
Our Stock is comple ce. Keep your eye on u
HARDWIARE AND CUTLERY. -o
Wfe are no strangers to theaneopler
~LD tend hearty invitbaine tovisit our,
sreat advantage over our conmpeti
and tosr arnset the benft.
stock esf H rdware atarge lin ofmense
Hnaarness, Saddles, Rubber and Belt
inh (loaded ad empty).
Engine Supplies, Belting, etc. __
Sumter, S. C.
JUT THIN OF IT!I
Having recently made a large Cash deal with the Rlock ili
Buggy Company, I can now offer their high grade best oper
Buggy for $55 and their best top Buggy for $'70. Thes4
prices arc lower than ever before offered.
H. H A FREY,
SUMLTER, - - - - s. C.
) L. W~7. ~B"OL$Ol\,
Sign of the Big Watch,
- UM THI : : S. C.
-- A BIG LINE OF -
Birthday, Weddirg and Christmfas Presents
-- WATCHES, DIAMONDS -
Fine -Sterling Silver Clocks, Optical Goods,
/ Fine Knive., Scissors and Razors, Machine Needles, etc,
All repairing guaranteed.
THE CAROLINA GROCERY COMPANY
Successors of BOYD BROS.
THOMAS WILSON, President
195 Est Bay - - Charleston. S. C.
ATLANTIC COAST LINE,
CHAuLEST'Y, S. C., Dec. 20, 1b97.
! On and after this date the following
passenger schedule will be in effect:
'35. '23. '53.
Lv Florence, 3.25 A. 7.55 P.
Lv Kingstree, 8.57
Ar Lanes, 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 7.55
*Daily. t Daily except Sunday.
No. 52 runs through to Columbia via
Central R. R. of S. C.
Trains Nos. 78 and 32 run via Wilson
and Fayetteville-Short Line-and make
close connection for all points North.
Trains on C.& D. R. K.
daily except Sunday 9.55 a n
lington 10.28 a m, Cheraw
Wadesboro 2.25 p in. L
daily except Sunday, 8.15 p.
lington, 8.40 p in, Hartsvui
Bennetsville 9.36 p in, Gibs
Leave Florence Sunday only ., ar
* rive Darlington 10.27, Hartsville 11.10
Leave Gibson daily except Sunday 6.15
a in, Bennettsville 6.41 a in, arrive Darling.
s ton 7.40 a in. Leave Hartsville daily ex
cept Sunday 6.45 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 in, Cheraw 5.15 p in,
r Darlington 6.29 p in, arrive Florence 7 p
in. Leave Hartsville Sunday only 8.20a in,
Darlington 9.05 a m, arrive Florence 9.25
J. R. KENLEY, JNO. F. DIVINE,
Gen'l Manager. Gen'l Sup't.
T. M. EMERSON, Traffic Manager.
H. M. EMERSON, Gen'l Pass. Agent.
55. 35. 52.
Lv Wilmington,*4.00 P.
Lv Marion, 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 m, Manning 9.05 a m.
54. 53. 32.
Lv Columbia, '7.00 A. *5.00 P.
Ar Sumter, 8.22 6.20
Lv S'wter, 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. I., arriving .iiauning 6.58
p n, Lanes, 7.36 p in, Charleston 9.15 p in.
Trains on Conway Branch leave Chad
bourn 11.50 a in, arrive Conway 2 10 p m
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 in, returning
leave Hub 8.30 a in, 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, 8.56"
Lv Manning, 9.05 "
P Lv Alcolu, 9.15 "
Lv Brogdon, 9.21 "
Lv WV. & S. Junct., 9.32"
Ar Sumter, 9.35 "
Ar Columbia, 10.55 "
Lv Columbia,- 5.15 P. M.
Lv Sumter, 6.42 "
Lv W. & S. Junct. 6.43
Lv Brogdo'n, 6.56 "
Lv Alcola, 7.01 "
Lv Manning, 6 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 Denmark, 6.12 "
Lv Denmark, 4.25 P. M.
Lv Orangeburg, 5.03"
Lv Creston, 5.30 "
Ar Sumter, 6.30 "
Trains 32 and 35 carry through Pullman
palace buffet sleeping cars between New
York and Macon via Augusta.
- BROCXINTON -
HAS A FULL LINE
Ice Cold Soda Water
and Milk Shakes
UP TO DATE.
Bank of Manning,
MANNING, 8. 0.
-Transacts a general banking busi
Prompt and special attention given
to depositors residing out cf towrf
All collections have prompt atten
Business hours from 9 a. m. to
3 p. in.
A. LEVI, Cashier.
BOARD OF DIRECTOBs.
M. L EVI, S. A. RIGBY,
J. W. McLzoD, W. E. Baova,
S. M. NEXSEN, JOSEPH SPROTT,