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WEDNESDAY, NOV. F0, 1898.
In closing the court of sessions in
Charleston last week Judge Benet
gave the jurors a very pointed lec
ture. There were several dispensary
cases tried, with unimpeached testi
mony to back them up,'and no con
victions could be had. In expressing
the hope that Charleston's jury box
might be purifiedJudge Benet points
out the root of the evil, and the only
way to purify that box is for the leg
islature to take the matter out of the
present hands. It really looks as if
a Charleston jury is so determined
not to convict for violation of the
dispensary law, that if a party charg
ed was to plead guilty,the jury would,
if permitted write "not guilty."
It has been intimated to us recent
ly that there is an impression in cer
tain quarters the remarks of "cit
zen" and the editorials in THE TIMES
on the matter of expending nearly
$3000 for maps, charts etc, is an at
tempt to create the impression that
corrupt methods were resorted to by
the head of the schools to place these
articles in the county. We disclaim
any knowledge of corruption, and we
do not believe there was any corrup
tion; all that we desire in the matter
is an explanation from the proper
sources, that the taxpayers may
know something of the transaction,
and if there has been bad judgment
displayed, let the blame be rightly
placed. From what we have been
able to learn of the matter; the par
ties selling the maps and charts, sold
their wares at fabulous prices, dump
ed their paper upon innocent per
sons and have decamped for other
ponds where suckers are as easily
caught -as they were here. The
county will have to meet these claims;
there is no way out of it, because the
persons now holding the paper paid
out their money in good faith. We
think it the duty of the Superinten
dent of Education to come out with
an explanation of the tranaction that
there be left no room for false rumors
or conjectures, and we can assure him
and his corps of trustees that not for
one moment have we ever had an
idea that either of them touched an
The letter from the pen of August
Kohn in last Friday's News and Cou
rier on "Why Wilmington is ahead"
is a production worthy the confidence
the management of that paper re
poses in its correspondent. The in
vestigations made by Mr. Kohn
ought, if properly appreciated by the
business men of Charleston, cause
a complete revolution to be made in
the business methods of that city,
and instead of letting the stranger
pluck the fruit in their own vineyard,
they will devise ways and means by
which they will enjoy this fruit that
is naturally theirs. Every business
man in Charleston should take the
Kohn letter into his memories store
house and stow it away for future
action. The idea of Wilmington
sending in, and carrying away busi
ness that by the laws~of nature, be
longs to Charleston is, a sad reflection
upon the business intelligence of
Charleston's business men; Mr. Kohn
shows clearly it is not because of any
special privlegBaKbat Wilmington,
Megrbwo eful Ti1oE -energy
and business enterprize on Charles
The old idea that trade will flow
into the "city-by-the-sea" on account
of her past glorious traditions might
as will be brushed aside, for this is a
day of dollars and cents and pretty
sentiment has no place in the busi
ness catagory. Charleston must
awake from her lethargy, and rise to
the necessity of the times, if she
wants to hold a place in the commer
ial world. Banks filled with plenty
of money will not give the city com
-mercial influence, if that money is to
stay idle in the vaults; there is no
city in the South with a better field
for business if her business and mon
eyed people were less clanish and
more alive to their own interests. We
sincerely hope Charleston's business
men will see the good in the Kohn
letter that those of us outside of
Charleston, who feel an interest in
the city, think we see, and that it
will cause such a renewal of activity
on sound up-to-date business princi
ples, that when the News and Cou
rier sends out another "annual re
view" it will show to the comimer
cial world that Wilmington no long
er, Is the outlet for the produce of
The address delivered in Washing
ton recently by Prof. Thomas E. Mil
ler should be published in pamphlet
form and distributed all over the
North and West. A document of
such a character as the Miller address
- will have the'effect of deadening the
effects of R. B. Tolbert's letter on the
"Phoenix affair," so widely circulat
ed by the Republican papers at the
Professor Miller's address is a mag
nificent advertisement of the re
sources of South Carolina and a true
exposition of the disposition of the
people. That part of his wonderful
and valuable paper, which refers to
the relationship existing between the
negro and the white man, is a force
ful expression of a man who has a
deep interest in the welfare of his
race, a warm attachment for that
people, and an intelligent grasp of
he existing conditions. Tolbe-rt's
paper is intended to arouse sectional
hatred and race prejudice for per
sonal aggrandizement, with no
thought of the ultimate result for
the class whose baser passions are
sought to be aroused. Miller's pa
per on the other-hand comes from
a colored man, and every sentence is
teeming with fire~ sense and encour
agement to his race, that theygimay
strive to live at peace with their
hit neihbors, and build them
friends at the North who are rolling1
the "Tolbert letter" under their
tongues as a sweet morsel, will taste
a little of Professor Miller's reason
ing, it will prove an excellent anti
dote for the poison offered by Tolbert
for Northern consumption.
Ever since Professor Miller retired
from active politics he has been de
voting himself to the uplifting of his
race, and his commendable efforts
are meeting with wonderful success.
The colored race following the lead
of a Miller will advance and prosper.
It is true they will not figure exten
sively in politics in this State for the
present, and it may be many years
before they will, but they will be
come the owners of property and
character; there will be no clash with
the white man. Harmony will pre
Deafness Cannot Be Cured
by local applications, as they cannot reach
the diseased portion of the ear. There is
only one way to cure deafness, and that is
by constitutional remedies. Deafness is
caused by an inflamed condition of the
mucous lining of the Eustachian tube.
When this tube gets inflamed you have a
rumbling sound or imperfect hearing, and
when it is entirely closed deafness is the
result, and unless the inflamation can tbe
taken out and this tube restored to its nor
mal condition, hearing will be destroyed
forever; nine cases out of ten are caused by
catarrh, which is nothing but an inflamed
condition of the mucous surfaces.
We will give one hundred dollars for any
case of deafness (caused by catarrli) that
cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
Send for circulp-, free.
F. . CHENEY & Co., Toledo, 0.
Sold by druggists, 75c.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
More Light on the Chart Matter.
Editor THE Trs:
I agree with you, I think the trustees
should explain why they used so much of
the public money in buying so many of
these arithmatical charts (which, to my
mind, is of doubtful value) when there is
such a cry for moro money for our public
schools. As chairman of the board of trus
tees for school district No.5. Santee town
ship I will explain how our district got into
the chart business in as few woids as pos
Mr. Creager, the agent for these charts,
came to see me first. After he got through
showing them to me I directed him to
Messrs. R. C. Plowden and John W. Clark
(the other trustees of our board), so he
went to see Mr. Plowden first. When he
got thronh showing the charts to Mr.
Plowden he pulled out a blank form of
agreement for Mr. Plowden to sign, and,
to save Mr. Creager the trip back to his
place should Mr. Creager and myself agree
on number of charts and price, Mr. Plow
den signed it and told Mr. Creager that he
left the matter of filling the order with mue,
which was a positive understanding. Mr.
Creager went on then to see Mr. Clark.
Mr. Clark signed this paper with Mr. Plow
den, telling Mr. Creager that he, too, would
leave the whole matter with me. Messrs.
Plowden and Clark are both honorable
gentlemen and will swear in any court that
they did sign a blank paper, but did not
tell Mr. Creager to ship them any charts.
Mr. Creager came back to see me again,
called me out to his buggy and said, "Now,
Mr. Burgess, for the order; I have seen
Messrs. Plowden and Clark, and they both
like the chart, and you can or must fill the
order." I told Mr. Creager so far as I was
concerned we would not take any charts at
all, that it would take too much money
from our district. Mr. Creager insisted on
me taking six anyhow, three expensive
ones for the white schools and three for the
colored not so expensive. I told him posi
tively I would not take any, and told him
if he got an order he would get it from
Messrs. Plowden and Clark, that two was a
majority of three, and I would not agree to
give nim an order. Mr. Creager, before
leaving, asked me to write to him in Man
ning, that he would be there, and maybe I
would change. But before he left he told
me not to write, that he would come back
and see me again. I told him "alright,"
and he left for Manning, as I thought, and
Ihave not seen him since that day. In
about one week after he left me,three charts
came addressed to R. C. Plowden. Mr.
Pfowden shipped them back the next day.
I thuaght sr .v "-he end of the chart
business, but not so. In four or five days
the three charts which Mr. Plowden ship
ped back, came to him again with three
others, with a good many small books. Mr.
Plowden did not ship them any more. He
might have been afraid the next time he
would get twelve, as they doubled them the
irst time. The charts are in the depot
now and have been ever since they were
shipped back. Maj. A. Levi traded for our
paper (which was filled Out by Mr. Crea
ger to suit himself) at a considerable dis
count and says he will have his money.
We notified Mr. Bowman, our county treas
urer, not to pay the claim when presented,
that the whole th' ws a fraud. Mr.
Bowman says h
So Mr. Editor,
daily that we e'
money for sometl
Jordan, S. C.,
Send your address to H. E. Bucklen &
Co., Chicago. and get a free sample box of
Dr. King's New Life Pills. A trial will
convince you of their merits. These pills
are easy in action, and are particularly ef
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they have been proved invaluable. They
are guaranteed to be perfectly free from
every deleterious substance and to be pure
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Editor THE Tnsns:
In your last issue you asked for any
news that might be floating around any Io
cality. Being so near the news centre I
had not thought of anything around here
that would in any way interest your rend
er, but Thanksgiving day having come
around has made some changes in these
parts. You don't hear as many gobblers
as formerly, but it didn't effect your hum
ble servant as he hadn't any to gobble, and
didn't get a look at anybody's who did.
The day dawned bright and clear and
most of the young men were out sporting
and the oldeor ones laid aside business to
attend service at the Methodist church,
where Rev. J. R. Copeland preached a
At 8 p. m. there was a gathering of the
young "people with a good sprinkling of
gray hairs (you see, Mr. Editor, people
don't grow old down here, only get a little
gray) at the academy, so called, and en
gaged in what they called a candy pulling.
I can't tell you about all the enjoyment
they had, but will only say they had many
amusing scenes and did not adjourn until
Thanksgiving day had disappeared. The
most amusing feature of the evening was a
game called '"Snap," when one of the most
beautiful and sprightly young ladies called
Mr. Hudgins, a sprightly youth of 82 sum
mers, not thinking he would attempt to
catch her. It was an exciting scene, but
the old gentleman came out victorious, to
the delight of all present.
The day before, candy had been sent out
for a juvenile entertainment to be given in
honor of Mr. iR. R. Hudgins' 82d birthday,
at the residence of Mrs. M. M. Maurice at
3:20 p. in., 25tl' inst. There was not a
child left out, ar d all the young ladies of
the village were included. They all gave a
gowing accour.t of the enjoyment they had,
~frwhich.I camnot dispute or vouch for, as
th ads. idnt go above I2 years on the
were invited into the refreshment room
and were pulitely informed that they would
have to partake of what the little ones left.
They done so and had no complaint.
I was informed by one of the juvenile
party that a number of the little girls gave
the old gentleman a birthday kiss on leav
ing, which affected him greatly, saying that
Vanderbilt's wealth would not be prizid so
highly by him.
!o Thanksgiving day and the 25th of No
vember will long be remembered by the
little folks of Foreston. 0. M.
Foreston, S. C , Nov. 26, 1898.
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An Old Idea.
Every day strengthens the belief of emi
nent physicians that impure blood is the
cause of the majority of our diseases.
Twenty-fve years ago this theory was used
as a basis for the formula of Browns'Iron
Bitters. The many remarkable cures effected
by this famous old household remedy are
sufficient to prove that the theory is correct.
Browns' Iron Bitters is sold by all dealers.
A theatrical manager is always
know by the company he keeps.
A Cure for Indigestion.
I have suffered untold misery within the
past ten years from indigestion and bil
iousness, attended by a pain in my left side
and bowels. Five physicians treated me
but gave only temporary reliei. Four
months ago I began using Ramon's Liver
Pills and Tonic Pellets, and havi been
constantly improving ever since, with fair
prospects of being permanently cured.-W.
H. Peters, Notary Public, Nathanton, Ky.
For sale by Dr. W. M. Brockinton, Man
ning, S. C.
An artist is not a success until he
can draw a check on a bank.
Bucklen's Arnica Salve.
The best salve in the world for cuts,
bruises, sores, ulcers. salt rheum, fever
sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains,
corns and all skin eruptions, and positively
cures piles,or no pay required. It is guar
anteed to give perfect satisfaction or money
refunded. Price 25c. per box. For sale by
R. B. Loryea.
The girl who poses for artists always
leads a model life.
Bears the The Kind You Have Always Bought
Some men vote as they pray-and
they never pray unless it is to ask a
Cholera in Hogs and Chickens No
Longer to Be Dreaded.
I have made this matter a special
study for four years and have be
yond question succeeded in perfect
ing a thorough and complete Pre
vention and Cure for Cholera. I
have submitted it to the most rigid
test and it has never failed in a sin
gle instance. I well know inoffering
this formula I have to combat the
prejudice incurred by the various
nostrums imposed upon the people,
but all that I ask is a fair and honest
trial which will convince the most
sceptical that there is no humbug in
this matter, but that it is a bona fide
remedy for the Prevention and Cure
of Cholera in Hogs in Chickens.
Used as a Preventive it has no
equal in the land. As a Cure it will
cure 90 per cent. of all primary cases
and in fact it will cure all cases
where the patient can eat and digest
its food. I challenge the county to
produce an epidemic of Cholera that
I cannot checkmate in two or three
If this remedy fails to perform
what is claimed for it I will most
cheerfully refund the amount paid.
H. L. BENBOW,
St. Paul, S. C.
The regularly established schools
of the Manning School District are
hereby authorized to open Monday,
November 28th inst. The teachers in
charge are required to furnish a cer
tified copy of enrolment ten (10) days
before the expiration of each school
By order of Board Trustees.
D. M. BRADHAM, Chr'n.
P. B. MouzoN.
J. R. SPROT T.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of Clarendon.
These are -.
admonish all and singular the ium
dred and creditors of the said E. J.
Broughton, deceased, that they be
and appear, before me, in the
Court of Probate, to be held at Man
ning,on the 1st day of December next,
after publication hereof, at 11 o'clock
in the forenoon, to show cause, if
any they have, why the said admin
istration should not be granted.
Given under my hand this 22d day
of November, A. D. 1898.
[SEAL.] LOUIS APPELT,
18-2f1 Judge of Probate.
Dank of Manning,
MANNINC, 8. C.
Transacts a general banking busi
Prompt and special attention given
to depositors residing out of town.
All collections have prompt atten
Business hours from 9 a. m. to 3
A. LEVI, Cashier.
BoARD OF DIRECTOBS.
? LnvI, J- W- MCLEOD,
V. iZ. BRows, S. M. NEXsEN,
JosEPH SPROTT, A. LEvI.
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First Quaity Table and Pocket Cutlery,
which we sustain, and as the years go by more and more people come to us for Knives,
Forks, Spoons, Ladies, Pocket Knives, Razors and other goods in this
line than ever before. Suppose you do the same. We can interest you. For bright and
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hand. Cooking is a pleasant occupation if you use one of them. There's comfort and
satisfaction to be found in them. Other things we will tell you later on.
L_. . DLJFANT,
(Successor to R. W. DuRANT & SON.)
Headquarters for everything in Hardware,
SU T K , - - - -S- C
go- ? Great Closing Out Sale
Davis Hardware Co.'s
BEGINNTG NOV. 15, 1898.
We propose to close out our large stock of
and anything in the line of Hardware at great
ly reduced prices.
Call and see us and be convinced that we
are offering great inducements.
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OW can a woman be cheerful and
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.MY WiFE WAS ALMOST A COMPLETE WRECK
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weflasahe ever did and weigha more than ever before in her life.
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L (ERSTLE & CO., Proprietors, Chattanooga, Tenn.
For sale by R. E. ICsORTEA-.
We take this method of informing our friends and the public generally
that we have just received a nice assortment of the best Glaisses made, and
are prepared to furnish our customers with accurate and scientific aids to
vision. Our prices are on the "Live and Let Live" plan; hence you can,
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We have Spectacles and Ey e Glasses of all styles, grades and prices.
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'TIE CARGJINA GROCERY COMPANY
Successors of BOYD BROS.
THOMAS WILSON, President.
195 East Bay - - Charleston, S. C.
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Just as Men Have.
The sensationalist and faker is
is looked upon with suspicion. Bus
iness apon a business basis is what
the public demands today. That is
the way we have always run our bus
iness and that is the way we will
continue to run it. The fact that
our first and oldest customers are
our best customers today and that
we are constantly adding new ones
to the list is conclusive proof that
our business methods are appreci
ated in spite of the humbug adver
tising and assertions of others.
We do not claim to give you two
dollars worth of goods for one dollar,
but we will at all times give you the
full value of your money.
Our stock this fall is large-larger
than ever before-and it will certain
ly be to your interest to see what we
A strictly All-Wool, nicely trimmed
and fitting suit for $8.00, regular,
stout or long, is one of the many
good values we are now offering.
The Clothier, - SUMTER, S. C.
Gen. JOSEPH WHEELER.
Sumter, S. C.,
Will. show you anything you
At Rock Bottom Prices.
GIVE THEM A CALL WHEN IN SUMTER.
CAN'T FIND HIMI
WALSH, THE SHOE MAN
He's moved; you will fmd him in store under Opera
House. You can't miss it; just look up for the city clock
and he's right under it.
His stock of Shos is full, and if you go there, he sells so
cheap you'll really be glad "cotton is low."
Mr. Ben Cuttino, an old Clarendon man, and
practical Shoemaker, is with him.
I value my Clarendon trade and will always try to give
For Infants and Children.
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