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LOUIS APPELT, EDITOR.
MANNING, S. C.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 20, 1899.'
PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY.
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Tributes of Respect charged for as regular
advertisements. Liberal contracts made for
three, six tnd twelve months.
Communications must be accompanied
by the real name and address of the writer
in order to receive attention.
No communication of a personal char
acter will be published except as an adver
Entered at the Post Office at Manning as
Under date of September 9th, a
gentleman from S'ummerton writes
the News and Courier as follows:
"I only want to ask a few questions.
Why is it that Wilmington, N. C., is
getting all the cotton from these
parts? Wilmington got yesterday in
this place and nearby depots 150
bales cotton; Charleston 6 or 7. Why
can't Charleston pay as much as Wil
mington? We have two buyers here,
one for Charleston and one for Wil
mington. They paid yesterday from
5.95 to 6.05.
"It seems to me that as Charleston
is so much nearer she could pay more.
Perhaps the cotton men don't care to
handle cotton from Clarendon and
would prefer getting it from Georgia
Commenting on the above the
News and Courier has the following
Charleston's cotton buyers claim
that they offer the highest market
price for the staple, and the railroad
men claim that there is no discrimi
nation in rates in favor of Wilming
ton as against Charleston. The Cot
ton Exchange, the Chamber of Com
merce or the Young Men's Business
League should appoint a committee
to investigate this matter once for all.
We can offer two very essential facts
the distance from Summerton to Wil
mington is 171 miles, and the dis
tance from Summerton to Charleston
is 88 miles.
It is about time Charleston was
aroused to her interest, and we had
hoped that when the News and Cou
rier assumed the trouble and expense
of sending August Kohn one of the
most reliable newspaper men in the
State, to Wilmington to investigate
and report, it would have had the ef
fect of revolutionizing Charleston's
Mr. Kohn made a clear and an
elaborate report of the conditions ex
isting in Wilmington, and told how 1
that city was equippe3d to handle the <
fleecy staple. His report of how the
Sprunts managed to go right under
the nose of Charleston was a word <
picture of Charleston's indifference
to her own business interests. The t
News and Courier had this work done I
to make the cotton merchants wake
up and change their business meth- t
ods so as to put a stop to Wilming- t
ton's coming here and taking away<
a traffic which rightfully belongs to<
Charleston. The cry used to be that 1
it was the railroads discriminating
against Charleston, but that will not
do now, the railroads are not discrim- I
inating against Charleston, on the
contrary, the freight rates are less to
Charleston than to Wilmington. A -
merchant in a neighboring town re- f
ceived a telegraphic order from Char
leston for 100 bales of cotton at 5.90
and at that very moment he was of
fering 6 cents himself. We mentiont
this circumstance to show how back-a
ward Charleston is on cotton. If the
business men of that city would give
heed to the News and Courier's cor
respondents investigation of the
causes why Wilmington is getting ~
South Carolina's cotton, they would
show some apprecation of the gooda
that newspaper tried to do fc'r Char
The people of this section prefer to
send their cotton to Charleston, but
they are forbidden by the prices off- i
ered there, Charleston is South Caro- I
lina's natural cotton market, and why
it is that her business men are so
blinded to their own interests, and
so heedless of the News and Courier's
teachings in this matter, we cannot
The Cuban with a Census job is
pretty apt to take an optimistic viewr
of the situation.
We fancy General Otis will have a I
lively time trying to keep General
Joe Wheeler from fighting.C
Captain Carter's lawyers continuea
to insist that their client is the onlyI
genuine American Dreyfus.
While Governor Bushnell has or-a
dered his pitcher of ice water for the
Ohio campaign, he is already begin- I
ning to see trouble ahead for the Re
The French authorities could not
face the condemnation of the civilized
world, and have signed a pardon for
Dreyfus. He will be at liberty in ad
few days, and will take up his abode
in Englndr it ; snnnposed.
Now that rapid fire guns are to
)e sent to General Otis, it is hoped c
,hat some one will see that he fires a
It looks to President McKinley p
rery much as though the handwriting a
vas on the wall in Ohio, and there is t
vorry at the White House. a
The Boston Newspapers should
send Miss Jewett pcst-haste to Illi- s
iois, where she can be able to secure
nore material for her dime shows.
Russel A. Alger has decided to e
et the Senatorial bee get in some
)ody else's bonnet, and accord- a
ngly he publishes a letter declin- t
lng to make the race. Old Alger t
ra-s afraid of being shot with o
armrn beef"' balls.
William J. Bryan, and Burke
Dochran are without doubt s
America's two finest orators, and
ilthough opposed to each other's A
iews on "trusts" and the money u
uestion, they have a great ad
niration for each other. t1
Charleston has a municipal
:ampaign on her hands which I
promises to be interesting. Mayor
3mythe and Mr. Seignious are
hallenged by Col. Jones for a
oint debate. Seignious has ac
epted and some revelations Inayt
e looked for. But all the same
Nmvthe will succeed himself as
The coming home of Dewey
vill be an event which will have
t place in the public history of t
America. South Carolina is to
ave a place in the picture and
ve venture the assertion that no
Jovernor participating in the
'estivities will have as strong and
ine looking staff as will Governor
The Dreyfus verdict is condemn- d
d by every civilized nation, and (
ven France dare not carry out
he sentence of the court. The
?aris exhibition is being threat
med with boycott on account of
he verdict, and we believe the 0
nercenary Frenchmen will par
lon Dreyfus rather than have their
ocket nerves paralyzed.
Two things are being watched with
nuch interest just now. First the
levelopment of the President's plans e;
or the Philippine campaign this
aill, and second, the Ohio election. A
aiilure in either quarter would costt
~IcIinley the no mination and corn- d
)el the bringing forward of somee
>her leader by the Republicans.
General M. C. Butler has recently h
lelivered a speech advocating a sep
ration of the races, and has given ~
o tge press a strong paper amplifying
us position. He advocated the sep
ration of the races on the floor of t
he Senate and it is his firm convic- b
ion that the country would be better t
ff if the negroes would seek some
ther country where they could be
Hon. John S. Wilson of Clarendon
as recently been suggested as a suit-r
ble man to represent the Sixth Con
~ressional District in the National
ssembly. Mr. Wilson has a host of tI
riends throughout the district, and t
hould he become a candidate he ti
vould keep his opponents quite busy.
e has made a magnificent record as
olicitor of the Third Judicial Circuit,
,nd we believe were he sent to Con
~ress he would make a fine record
Some of the newspapers of the tl
tate are very persistant in their ef- s<
orts to bring politics to the front, ai
,nd Senator Tillman is their target to T
hoot at. It strikes us that it would c<
>e much better to leave all political sl
liscussion off until the opening of the tl
iext campaign as the people have not tI
ad time to breath easy since the T
ast Campaign. We cannot see what tc
rood can be accomplished at this si
ime by filling columns of editorial b.
pace with politics,it would be far bet
er, and certainly more gratifying if la
he newspapers would devote more a
pace to the material development of ic
heir respective communities.
How's This !
We offer one nundred dollars reward for K
ny case of catarrh that cannot be cured by te
[all's Catarrh Cure. fo
F. J. CHENEY & Co., Props., Toledo, 0.
We the undersigned, have known F. J, bi
:heney for the last 15 years, and believe t
imn perfectly honorable in all business e
ansactons and financially able to carry
ut any oblhgations made by their firm.
WET & TRArX, Whbolesale Druggists, To
WADNG, IKINNAN & MARsIN, Wholesale SI
>ruggists. Toledo, 0.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internaly, h
eting directly upon the blood and nmucous
urfaces of the system. Price 75c per bot
l. Sold by all druggists. Testimonials
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
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True lovers never say good night v~
mtil the next morning.
nd use Chamberlain's colic. cholera and
iarrhoea remedy for all pains of the stom- SI
ch and all unnatural looseness of the bow- C
s. It always cures. For sale by Rt. B.
Reports from every section of the
)untry would indicate a great short
.e in the cotton crop, and the gov
mment reports confirm this view.
ill cotton bring a much higher
rice is the question? We remember
similar condition in 1893, but after E
le month of September, cotton took
tumble, and kept a tumbling until
reached the very lowest mark; at
at time the government reports
iowed a shortage and instead of it
aving the effect of shoo'ing up the
rice, it seemed to have the reverse
fect. The English buyers, and they I
mtrol our markets, do not seem tc I
lace faith in our short crop reports
ad until we are able to convince
iem that the staple is really shrt
iere is very little prospect to gratify
ur hope for eight cent cotton. We t
-ill not advise the holding of cotton.
Spain's Greatest Need.
Mr. R. P. Olivia of Barcelona, Span,
',ends his winters at Aiken, S. C. Weak
erves had caused severe pains in the back
his head. On using Electric Bitters,
merica's greatest blood and :erve remedy.
I pain soon left him. He says this grand
edicine is what his country needs. All
merica knows that it curcs lIver and kid
ey trouble, purines the bloo 1, tones up
ie stomach, strengthens the mi -rves. puts g
to, vigor and new life into every muscle, a
erve and organ of the body. If weak,
red or aihng you need it. Every bottle
naranteed, only 50 cents. Sold by R. 1".
orl ea, druggist. 1
The State Board of Control in
bolishing the beer dispensaries,
ave undertaken to abolish that t
hich there was no warrant in law
establish, but it seems to us, 1
ince they were a law unto them
elves, their recent action has the
ppearence of playing hide and
?ek with those who have been led t
y them into the expense of estab
shing these beer dispensaries. If
ie dispensary question cannot be I
bmitted to the people of the
arious counties to settle for them- i
lves, then in our judgment the
reneral Assembly should by legal I
nactment authorize the establish
ient of beer dispensaries, and
ave the same opened up where
ie people petition for them. We
o not know why the Board shut
own on the beer men so sudden
r, but their sudden action has I
ut many 'people to wondering I
-hether it is a precusor to a storm
A Woman's Letter.
Coolidge, Ky., Aug. 20, 1898.
New Spencer Med~cine Cor.: Since writ
ig you in July, I bare continued to use
enedicta and am surprised at the results'.
efore usicg the remedy I suffered from
omb troubles and a weak stomach, bin the
tree bottles of Benedicta has cormpletely
ired mue. It is a great medicine fo'r dleli-e
te women. Mus. H. R. GILtATHr.
Sold by R. B. Loryea. '
The demand for timber lands in
uis country is growing stronger every
ay, and those owning such property
un realize fine pi ices. We wouldc
ivise, that a careful reading of the
mitracts be made before signing,
st they sign a contract which wille
lace their lands in a position to ef- ~
eCt a future sale. A contract which
ermits an unlimited holding of the
mber will prove altogether disad- il
mtageous to the owner of the land,
cause should the owner at some fu
ire time desire to sell the land, the
)tract may become an obstacle to 1
ie sale-it would surely effect the
rice. WXe are informed that the i
-ndicates offering to buy timber have
contract form which gives them the
ght to hold the timber for a certain 1
rm of years after cutting has coim
enced, and if at the expiration of
iat time, there still remains uncut 1
niber the concern can continue cut
ug at an advance of eight per cent.
2our opinion such a contract is very
satisfactory, as there is no speci- ti
3d time fixed for the cutting to corn- e
ence, and with thepresent advanc
ig prices of timber, and its weil
2own scarcity, if the cutting doess
>t begin right away, the owner of
e timber property would find him
If unable to take advantage of the
Ivanced price a few years latter.n
hen again, if after the term of the
mtract has expired and timber
ould treble in value, as is more
an likely, the timber is bound for
e pittance of 8 per cent additional.
bese timber contracts appear al
gether one sided, with the best ~
de for the syndicate buying the tim
However, those owning timber
nds have a right to do as they please,
d if they make bad bargains the d
ss is theirs.D
That Thirobbimir Headache
Would quickly leave you if you used Dr.
ing's New Life Pills. Thousands of suf
rers have provedl their matchless merit
r sick and nervous headaches. They
ako pure blood and strong nerves and
ild up .our health. Easy to take. Try 3
em. Only 25 cents. Money- back if not
red. Sold by R. U. Loryea, druggist.
Love and~ reason are seldom on
Love is a tickling sensation at the
aart that can not be scratched.
Aii n Ensolicil ed Tlest imoial. ..
I take pleasure in stating thiat I pur. I
msedl of Ri. R. Loryta, the drugeist, L
ternatim a! Pou'try' Food a ni it proved
ry bendIicia.] ineovn Cliolerauo
y chickens, andI up to this time they have a
en free from it, and I expect to use the,
)ltry Food in the future.
T. J. TISDALE.
Manning, S. C. ugnst 4. 189'J.
We carry a full line ot International
ock and P'oultry Food, Heave Cure.
lie Cure, Harness Soap, etc.
R. D.LRYEAt I
NEWS BRIEFS OF A WEEK
TE3S GLEANE ) ALL OVER THE
The state board of control has issued
a order closing all beer dispensaries in
The mayor of Imus has disappeared
,nd it is supposed he joined the rebels
>n the promise of receiving a general.
Alabama's gubernatorial contest, it is
aid, will have another entry in the per.
on of Dr. R. M. Cunningham of Bir
Senor Quesada has been informed
hat nine more Cuban prieoners have
ieen released from the Spanish military
irison at Oadiz.
The comptroller of the currency has
ssued a call for statements of the con
Liton of all national banks at the close
>f business Sept. 7.
Five thousand dollars has been as.
essed for the purpose of arranging for
he meeting of the Southern Educi
ional association at Memphis in De
The street railways of Birmingham,
kla., have combined.
The exodus of coal miners from south
est Virginia is alarming the operators.
Twelve of the whitecappers who
vhipped Postmaster Crum, at Peck,
'a., have been bound over to the fed.
An uncensored dispatch from Manila
:ays General Wheeler only obtained as
ignment to active duty after a serious
ispute with Otis.
Cuba, a leading nowspaper of Matan
as, which advocated harmony among
te Cubans and Spaniards, has sus
[ended owing to lack of support.
It is almost certain an effort will be
ade when congress meets to withdraw
he support of this government from
he Paris exposition because of the ver
lict in the Dreyfus case.
A Mobile and Ohio freight train was
vrecked at Briden, Ills., several un
:nown tramps were killed and carv de
aolished containing merchandise con
igned to southern points.
An epidemic of typhoid fever has
>roken out in Berlin.
Fire at Philadelphia destroyed tile.
vorks worth $100,000.
The directors of the Atlanta and West
oint railway have declared a 25 per
The American Jewish year book, just
sued, estimates the Hebrew population
if the United States at 1,048,800.
Larkin McCartha was waylaid by his
irother-in-law, William Goodwin, at
Angley, Saluda county, S. C., and
:lled. Goodwin was captured.
George Siler, well known as the ref
ree of the greatest fistic encounters of
ecent years, has decided to leave Chi.
ago and locate permanently in New
Four thousand acres of land near
Iniontown, Ky., has just been pur
:hased for the Kentucky Coal, Coke and
ining company, a corporation now in
irocess of formation, which will have a
apital of $250,000.
Veterans of the Mexican war held
heir annual reunion at Indianapolis.
The king of Italy has appoitaed the
tahan ambassador at Washiagton,
3aron Fava, a senator.
President McKinley pressed a jele
raph key which started the machinery
.t the Philadelphia exposition.
A Filipino pqlice ferce, znumbwn
50 men, armed with revolVers nd
lub, has begun work at Manila.
Secretary Root has ordered he
~went-nnth volunteer regiment,. 1.
neirdin, from Fort McPhersr.I,
o San Francisco to embark fo h
Colonel James H. Tillman of South
Jarolina has asked the president to au
horize him to organize an indepetidn
ompany of Indian scouts for service in
While resisting arrest at Cincinnatg,
:homas Skelton seriously wounded Om
er Lemick. The officer then shot and
:illed Skelton. The latter wa a nod
haracter in police circles.
The greater portion of Texas is suffer
ag from a s'vere drouth.
The public schools of Knoxville mgy
e closed on account of numerous cases
f scarlet fexver among the children.
A chair combination is being orgau
sd. About 85 per cent of all the ma
jacturers in this country are interested.
Hundreds of refugees from the yellow
ever stricken districts of Louisiana and
fississippi are now going to Asheville,
President Andrade of Venezuela has
st for Valencia to persgnally take om
sand of the troops against the re olu
ion leader Castro.
Colonel A. R. Lawton of Savannah
tas been appointed commander of the
-orgia militia which goe" to New York
receive Admiral Dewey.
A young man who secures a situa
on as bill collector has a promising
ear Thth Kind You Have Always Bought
There must be a woman in the
oon instead of a man, otherwise it
oouldn't change so often.
rs de th e Kind You Have Always Bought
[OSPH F. RHIIAME,
A'lTORXEY AT LAW,
MANNIN 'G, S. C.
g many th'ous..d ca-es
calb op,-.ss. In ten
rys at leas two-thirds of all syptoms~ remoy
L. Testimonials and TEN DAYS t reat-nt free.
R. H. H. GREEN'S SONS. Box K. Atlanta. Ga.
L. . FRANK GjEIGERI,
MANNING, S. C.
A1 TTOR'XEY A T LAWT,
Ofiec lately occupied b~y theO late B.
ressleyv Barron, Esq.
P and W h s k ey abitt
;MEMEME-MM R. B. M. WoOL Lii co..
AtittIs. a.f!ice. 104 North I'ryor St.
and Surveying and Leveling.
IIwill do Snrve-ying, etc., iu Clarendon
id adjoining Counties.
Cll at office or address at Samnter, S. C.,
0. Box J10l.
JOHN R. HAYNESWORtTH.
)1~* C UBA N O IL cures
O'!43 uts, Burns, Bruises, Rhein
atism nid Sores. Price, 25 cents.
Solib 11. 13 RLTorye
FALL ANNOUNCEMENT ,,
SUMTER, S. G.
We are going to make it to the advant- si
age of every one in Clarendon County to buy *
from us everything they need in the shape of T
Dry Goods, Notions, Carpets, b
Cloaks, Shoes, Clothing and
Gents' Furnishing Goods, Hats, Gro
ceries, Hardware, Etc. a
First-For we carry in stock anything
you may ask for and have the largest and
most varied assortment in each department
that we have ever shown.
Second-Rock bottom prices on Y
Third--You will receive the same atten
tion if you spend 10 cents or $100.
We shall sell Ls long as they last,
75 dozen guaranteed 4-ply Linen Collars
at 5c; all shapes and sizes.
50 dozen guaranteed 4-ply Linen Cuffs
at iic; Links 'and Plain; sizes, io, A
10 1-2 and ii.
The above will give you an idea of the
prices we are going to offer this season.
J. RYTTENBERG &
Northwest Cor. Main and Liberty Sts., F
S'unmter, - - S. C.
Mail orders fil ed pio. 1.tly. Dres; goods samples Aent on
Ts nw oenin hi fal an witer toc of en', a
Me'sSutsfrm , .-3to$0
Yout's Sits rom . $450 t $1
UGBYPS NEW STORE
S THE Our Dress Goods Depart
ment is growing and we
BUSIEST STORE intend to make it the
most up to date place
IN TOWN. ANYWHERE.
We Must Have a Brisk Fall Business.
All signs point to an exceptionally prosperous season.
n A. RIGBY with his spacious lots and stalls adjoining
*, *, R i to accommodate EVERY FARMER in
larendon County with a place to shelter his animal while attending to
hatever business he has to look after while in town, will be the most de
rable and interesting place in Manning-Most to see, Most comfort and
tse while seeing prices like the following:
September wanes and with it our prices in Early Fall Dress Goods
A whole case of New Colors in Fine Dress Outings, worth 7e of any-.
Ddy's money; our September price, 5e yard.
Better grade, value J2c; our price for September, 8c.
Best quality of Flannellettes, nobby line of patterns, would be cheap
15c; our price 10c yard.
Big Assortment of Wool Dress Goods.
In this line we call special attention to the fact that we have no old
ock nor stuff to offer you, but only a New, Fresh and Select Line to show
>u, and prices to meet any competition, from 10c to $1 per yard. Trim
ings, etc., to match.
Some Good Hosiery.
A glance at our show window will tell the tale of Ladies' Black Hose.
;e Ladies' Hermsdorf Fast Black, full spliced heel and sole at......... 24c
e Fast Dye and Full Seamless .......................... ...15C
;c Black Ribbed-a hummer-going for.......... ....... - - -- -..... 10e
nice Seamless, Shaped Foot at.....- --- --................ 5e
While we are quoting you Rock Bottom prices in our Dry Goods De
irtment, our list would not be complete without naming some of the nec
saries of life.
ood Rice at ............................$3 00 per 100-lb. sack.
No. 13 lb. can Tomatoes at . ...............-- ... .. 1 00 per dozen.
ood Rio Coffee at........................... 8*to 12e lb.
lour...........---. ---- ........................ 3 50to4 50 per bbl.
ranulated Sugar, 17 lbs. for. ..... .......... ........ 1 00
ood double thick Tobacco in 10-lb. caddies, at....... 35e per lb.
I Bars Good Soap for -------------...................... 25.
Come early, for we want to get acquainted with and convince you -
kat we know how to save you money on all that you may have to buy.
S. A. Ikigby,
Creator of More and Better Business.
RACKET - STORE,
SUIMTEF.. S. C.
Bankrupt Stock to be closed out in the next few days to make room for
sw arrivals. These goods must go regardless of cost.
On Ladies' Underwear, Smyrna Rugs, Table Damask, Doilies, Dress
nods, of any description. Men's and Boys' Pants, Overalls, Shirts. Shoes
every description, from 25c up. Men's, Boys' and Ladies' Hats, Trunks,
alises and Satchels.
A complete line of Jewelry, Clocks, Lamps, Vases, Glassware, Crock
'yware, and Tinware.
A full and complete line of Groceries for retail purposes. Our whole
le Grocery Department is complete in every line and for the next 10 days
e propose to break the record on prices of everything mentioned in this
I., and in fact everything kept in a first-class Variety Store.
Friends and patrons will please come at once and examine our stock.
RANK B. CRIER,
Cor. Main and Republican Streets, Sumter, S. C.
L. B. DuRANT,
ardware, - Cutlery - and - Crockery,
SUMTER, S. C.
In order to accommodate my growing business, I have
Loved my quarters into the spacious store lately occupied by
e Ducker-Bultman Company ,and I am prepared to fill all
ders. Call or write for what you want. My stock is corn
tete, in fact larger than ever before, having added to my im
ense stock of
[ardware, Stoyes, Housefurnishing Goods,
Harness, Saddles, Leather, etc.,
A Large Line of Crockery.
I also handle in large quanties Paints, Oils and Window
My store is headquarters for Guns, Pistols. Powder,
hot. Shell and all kinds of Sporting Goods.
Engine and Mill Suipplies.
All of our Stoves warranted,
SUMTER, S. C.