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LOUIS APPELT, EDITOR.
PUBLISHES ALL COUNTY AND TOWN
MANNING. S. C.:
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 13, 1899.
Jenkinson's "Celestial Blend"
Is the synonym of all thiat's pure and
wholesome in Tea. It .s a spicial scien
tific combrnation of choicest Movune, Im
perial, Chingevo and Pekoe Oolong, the
infusion of which is mot pleasing to the
taste, and is sure to win favor with fastid
ious tea drin kers. To introduce it we offer
Celestia Bilend for a short while at 70c per
pounti, regu:ar price, 0 Try it now and
use it al, was.
Faney Giunpowier (the finest green tea
iipottekd).75c per pound: choice English
Breakfast (black tea), 65c per l'ound.
DinrcTnoss for Drawing Tvi. Correctly
Scall out an earthen pot (never use tin)
with boiling water and place on stove to
dry befcre , utting in tea, allowing pot to
ge: hot. Then put in tea and let it heat
awhile, atter which pour on necessary
amount of boilhng water and allow to steep
not over ten minutes, then take out tea
leaves or draw off tea and throw away the
By following these directions the exbila
rating and refreshing properties-theine
and volatile oil- -of tea are obtained.
T1- overboiling or use of tea leaves mor
than one extracts the deleterious princi ple
--tannxic acid-which ruits digestion anIt
impairs the nervous system. "Cemos Fert"
are ilx caused from drinkmg improperly
made atil inferior tea.
W. E. JENKINSON.
Notice is herely given
that no advertisements will
be hereafter changed in this
paper where the copy is
brought in later thair Sat
Died suddenly at Wedgefield on the 9th
inst., Mr. James Caidwell, Sr.
THE TiMEs is delayed this week on ac
count of an engine that we have put in.
Cards are out announcing the marriage
of Mr. Hugh A. Piowden and Miss Lizzie
Oliver to take place 21st, inst.
Tarbell Cheese at McLecd's. It is the
You can get a nice Tooth Brush' from
5c up, at Brockinton's.
Rev. J. J. Meyers will not preach at Fel
lowship church next Sunday, but will
preach the foilowing Sunday at 3 o'clock in
Photos 3 for 25c. at Taylor's Canvas gal
leiy, Manning S.C.
Steve Gasoline 20c. per gallon. Man
ning Hardware Co.
Boston Brown killed himself last Satur
day near Panola on Capt. J. P. Br. ck's
place by the accidental disch.rge of a gun
in his own hands.
The next meeting of Damon Lodge K. o.
P. will be held on Thursday the 21st, and
all members are urged to be present a
effilers for the cowing year are to be elect
A beautiful line of Christmas and New
Year Cards, Prices from 25c, to $1.0'). S.
Pretty Books, p.rettily hound, 25c, at
Rhame's drug store, Snmmerton
Probate Judge Windham will hereafter
have Mondays and Saturdays of each week
as his ofice days. Persons hmavinxg busi
ness in the office of the Prob ite Judge will
remember the days.
Go to J W .c3eod's for Pried Fruit, Cit
ron, Currants, Raisins and Jellies.
Died at his ho-ne near Packsville last
Monday night Mr. J. B. Andrews aged
about 70) years. The deceased was a good
citizen and had many friends throughout
the county. He was the father of Claren
Poems and Stories in lovely bindings,
25e, at Rthame's drug store. Summnerton.
Just received, a new supply of Writting
Tablets, from 1c to 10c, at Brockinton's.
Sarah Morris, a colored woman living
near Silver, took a notioa to go to a frolic
last Friday, and left her child in her honse
which c'ontained about a half a bale of c ,t
ten. WVhile the mother was gone the houise
took fire and the child was burned up
French Rat Traps, 50c. each. Marnning
Miss Ria Seott has accept'-d a position at
S. R. Vennings jewelry and novelty store.
It does not pay to try to start a tire in a
stove with kerosene oil . Ayo'og man
who is a handsomie clerk at Jenkinson's
g'ot impatient the other day because the
fire in the stcove would not baize up. Hie
baxd pat in plenty ot fat chips and satil
rated them with odl, but the thing would.
only smoke, whereupon he opened the
stove door, and after infi iting his lungs
full of wind, he blew a blast into the
smothering mass, and the blast brought a
tlia-e that enveloped this young man's
barkme~ii face and left u pon it a warning
to others to not monkey with a stove if
li roene oil is in it.
liandsome~ Water. Lemnonade, arnd ( hoc
ok'te Sets, at S. Rt Venn~inxg's ja- -rty and
Rjad e aiefaily every word contauine-d ini
thc advertisement of the IR B Lory'-a drug
stoie. Isaac M Loryea, Propr.
.In our last issue we pubtlished a story of
etae Charles Connors, wantedl in this couin
ty for the murder of his wife andl we atated
that Deputy Sheriff Gitmible had brought
the man from Bennettev:ile andi lodgelI
,i ii in our county jail. We were :aistaken
in a part of the story. Iniformaation rea:ched
our sheriff tiiat Connors ha~d been arrested
and~ lodged ini the Marlbo~ro jail at len
nettvle and he at oncee sent his d-puty
ver to bring' him here. When Mr. Gamw
bh. went to the Marlboro jul hie found a
nmon beir,g heid who bore so :- o: the~
mrkxi of Conniors, but he was the 'wrorg
mxar adof c-nU e Mr. Gainrile re-turne.1
with out him. The informratron werevd
re>rigthe iaffair wats so positive that we
did nxot think it necessary to make any in
quries w~hen the deputy arrina;d however,
l.ad we done so we would not have rmade
the mistake of getting a man in jail when
he was not in ijul and not even arr-ested.
We are still headquarters for all fine
Perfumtery and Extracts. Call and exam
ine our stock. Brockinton.
"Christmas cormes but once a year." Se
lect your Christmas presents at the Rt B
Loryea drug store, Isaac M Loryea, Propir.
The people living near the Silver endl of
the Trelegraph road were somewhat startied
last Sunday night by what seemed to them
a rattle of musketry. The readers of news
papers had been watching the outcome of
the wvar in the Philippines and wondering
whether or not Aguinaldo would succeedl
in keeping Uncle Sara's soldiers from
-catching him, and when the firing began
last Sunday night Mr. Dallas Mahoney
who lives not far distant ran out, thinking
perhaps the Filipino leader had conic
across the waters and that Colonel Brails
ford's troopers had received orders to cap
ture him, but the cause of the excitement
was not Aguinaldo at all, but instead it was
Col. T. M. Mims after a dog that was kill
ing his chickens and Colonel Mims, not
like the pursuers of Agutinaido, shot and
killed the object of his cbase, and no lon
ger will that dog gratify his epicurean
tastes by eating Colonel Minis' or anybody
Magistrate Richbourg of St. Paul was the
trial judge in the coart house last Monday,
when the Silver cotton stealing e te cau
up for prtli minary hearing. Tim silte of
the court room usually occupied by the
eolored )eople was fairly packed with
thew, and they displayed a great amun'it
of int rest in the proceedings. The par
tie- cbargeod were Cy Connors, Ellisou
Connors. C harlie W:shington, BoLden
Washinton. Scott Wilson and Lote Leon.
a.rd. Souicitor Wilson and Hon. Joseph F.
Rhame represented the -tate; Capt. WV. C.
~avi) i ?preented Lee Leonard anl C L.
Cuttino of Sumter represented the Wash
in'tons and Wilson. The two Connors
aduitted the charge again. them, and
they, with the other deten l:ts, nere ii
bound over to the court of sosions. The
sus)icion that developmnts wouIld si'w
the negroes are not a:lone in this depo
robbing business, but that somane white i::ti
are imiplieated did not develop :t t i hear
img. Nevertheless, ou who claims to
know what he is tallking i abut, told us tl:at
warrants would b. at tle proper t: Xw. is
suet for white men.
Iousthekcpers tLIAt ili vant to prepare
those nice danties for Chrtistuis aon be
supoled. with a fiesh lo t ot ri-i ear
rants citron, jellivs and everything el- in
the --big dinner" ime .t J. W. McLod s
I will on Dec. 12 erect a first class photo
graphic tent in XManning wlhere I will re
na:n only a short wbil. 11 tl. latest
stybs at popular prices. J. U Taylor,
"Next to acquiring good friends the best
acquaintance is that ot good books," and in
order to secure your mental friends. ca'l
and purchase your books :roi us Ve
have the Euglisi and Almerican Poets, Nov
els,. in cloth and paper covered editions.
lic R B Loryea drug store, Isaac M Lor
Will the Resignation be Accepted
The congregation at the Presbyte
rian church in this town was startled
last Sunav morning by the tender of
resignation of Rev. James McDowell
Mr. McDowell has served the Man
ning Presbyterian church forty-two
years, and when the congregation
recovered from their surprise at the
announcement of his resignation,
many eves became moistened; and
why not Has not this teacher of
divine lessons been faithful and true
to his flock? Has he not been with
them through adversity and pros
perity? Did he not take into his
arms the major portion of his flock
and baptize theu when they were
infants? Do you remember the day
when you took the marriage vow,
and that it was he who made you
man and wife, and prayed that Gotd
would bless your union? Do you re
member that dark, stormy night,
when the elements without were
raging, at a summons from you he
braved the raging elements and
came to the hedside of the sick and
softened the pillow with his piety,yes,
and with his benevolence? Was not
this same servant of God at the bed
side of dying mother, father, sister
and brotier, to remove the rocks, the
thorns and thistles from the path on
the journey out of this world? Do
ou remember how this l'aborer in
the vineyard of God, when affliction
spread over you like a pall, held up
the lamp of hope and pointed out to
your distressed soul the way you
should go? Do you remember all
this? Yes, friends! How many of
you today have your Bibles marked
t the text, and hold sacred the place
from which this noble man preached
the funeral sermon of your loved ones?
When such reflections passed through
the mind, it is no wonder the well
springs of the heart bursted loose to
find through the eyes a place of es
Rev.-Jamnes McDowell has stood to
his post through sunshine and stormn,
and unfalteringly remained steadfast
When the country called her sons
to her defence Mr. McDowell's name
was placed upon the honored roll,
and through that fierce contest he
was at thie front. As a soldier he
endeared himself to his comrades,
many of whom were of a different
religious denomination, faith and
creed. Notwithstanding the differ
ence in belief, all recognized in him a
pure, Christian spirit-a man of God,
whose faith was shown by his works.
Then as a citizen, Manning has in
him a man who is sincerely beloved;
South Carolina a patriot and the
world at large a noble type of pious
The news of Rev. James McDow
ell's action in tendering his resigna
nation as pastor of the Manning
Presbyterian church was received
outside of his church with sadness
and many were the expressions of a
hope that "he will be induced to
reconsider and withdraw his letter:"
others express the opinion that the
congregation will not accept.
Of course this is a matter for that
congregation alone to consider, but
there are some who do not belong to
the congregation that feel interested
and are bound by sacred ties. There
are some who have not done their
duty towards the pastor and the
church, and their dereliction was not
realized until confronted with the
present situation: of this number
many hope that Mr. McDowell will
not sever his pastoral connection
with the chturch and they' rotnise
to be more faithful in thmeit duties
towards him and the church in the
In the homes throughout thme town
last Sunday the resignation was dis
cussed with sadness and in many
instances with tears. We doubt if
ever before the people realized how
strong their pastor was entrenched
in their hearts.
Assuming to speak for the citizens
of this town, we sincerely hope that
the Presbyterian congregation will
use every endeavor to induce Mr.
McDowell to continue his pastoral
A fine lot of fancy Impoarted hand Paint
ed China Ware, at S. Rt. Vtnning's Jewelry
and Novelty Store.
"A thing of beauty is a joy forever."
That is if you putrchase your Ornaments,
Vases, Cups~ and Saucers, ,Jewelry Caisis,
Maicure Sets from tho Rt B Loryea drug
sten, Isaaic 3! Lonyea, Propr.
C'onferenice A ppoJlint rmient
T~e Methodist CoLnference inatde the I."
lowing appointments for Sumter District:
T. J. Clyde, presiding ehier; Bethany,
J. . Copeland; Bishopville, E. P. Taylor;
Cimden Staition, W. M1. Duinctu; Camdi ea
c rit, to be supplied; Fore-ton, Foster
per; Heath Springs Station, D. A. Phil
ip; Jordan, W. A. Pitts; Kershaw, W. A.
Betts; Lynebbrg, E. WV. Mason; Manning
Stton, P. B. Wells; New Zion, G. R. W hit
taker; Oswego, J. H. Tbacke; Richlan d,
J. C Counts; Santee, A. T. Dunlap, Smith
vlle J. H. Graves; Sumter Station, J. A.
Clifton; Magnolia street mission, W. A.
Kelley; Sumter circuit, supplied by~ S. 1).
Baley ; Wateree, J. E. Strickland; XWedg'
field (. H. Pooser.
Rev. . A. Nettles has been returned to
Smokers' Requisites.-A superb collec
tion of Pipes, French Briar It ot, Apple,
Cherry, in great variety and at all prices.
Cigarettes. Cigar and Cigarette Holders.
Cigarette Books, Match Cases. A pretty
and acceptable present: Pipe and Cigar
Holder, in case. The iR B Loryea drug
store, Isaac Xl Lonyea, Propr.
A Frightful Ulunder
IWill often cause a horrible burn, scald,
cut or bruise. Bucklen's Arnica Salve, the
best in the world, will kill the pain and
promptly heal it. Cures old sores, fever
sores, ulcers, boils, felons, corns, all skin
Ieruptions, best pile cure on earth. Only
25cet abx. Cure guaranteetd. Sold by
I B 1.- Loyaruggist 1 5
\Ve beg to infori our patron an I 'ienIs
throughout Mat:nizng. Cariil iu and 1 -
joining c'oun ties that We pirepird to hi'
any and all prescript.ons no matter by
wbhom pricriltd asuring thm that they
wiH be Comi poul with ea- acr..ey
and de-spatch. Our i:print on any Recipt
is a gnarentee of it-; avertiatcy and purity.
The 1 R L. a B rug s.tore, Isaae 3.
A: prn b - vin eLi- the
County of Claretl:n. wilt pha-presnt
the -I on thie 1 t ;11ray in Jainat-v that
the Same iav ie considered fr apl.ro
val or r j.etion. An invitation ik -li e
tendd t.,' Ihe Repr'~wntatv: to Imet wit ui
the I, :tr 1 n th::t . I --t r t - p r o -
ac n rin t - a i. rm It;():: to -1 d
arn :! . t .- there be, a jull at
ndan'. Of LI l, h ,h ' ition.
T. C OEN.
A SU'RE (UE EO-1 VROt I'.
1 wienty-five Years.. Constint t se With
out a Faitire.
'The first indic.t1t:on of croip iS ho.are
ness, and in a Cbil subject to that disease
it may be takn-n a; a sure sign of the ap
irore.h of a ttack. Following this hoarse
ness isi a peculiar rough cough. It Ohim
berlain's Cough E *-d is given as soon
as the child becomles hoarse, or even after
the eroupv congh apeairs, it Will prevent
the -ttack. It is used in iiiany thousarids
of homes in this broia anit anl inev r di
appoint-. the anxiou- nithe. We ha ve
vet to learn of a s:nele in-. ai-t i. t Ii
it his not proved ef.etuai No other pre
paration cain show sici a re.-or- --twi-ntyl
five years' constant use w thou: a failure.
For sale at the H. B Loryea ding store.
The woman with a graceful carriage
always likes to go out walking to
-And beauty draws us with a i-itgbi
har." We carry a full line of Aver's Hair
\'igor, Parker's Hair Balsam, Iiall's .'e
table Siciliain Hair Renev.:'r, Allan's Hair
enewer. Ailan's Hair Dye. A full ;s:t
mezp t of H1iir br-uhbes, Tooth It rushe-,
Nail Brin-li-es, Con.bs and B rber' Rt qi
sites. The R B L-ryoa drug -tore. MIa I
care the In K;"i Yn' Ha Akv m Ls '
Man is born to rule the world, but
sometimes he marries and surrenders
.1 B Clark, Peori.. Il!, says, "Surgeons
wanted to operate on me for piles, but I
eured the: with D)Witt's Witch H:-zel
alve." It is itfallible for piles adt sko
diseases. Beware of coititeifteits. D 0
Rhame, Satmnierton; D.i %V 31 lrockint:
The work of the bill collector is
always dun, but it's seldom finished.
Cure stoniach troubles. coli fetL an.1
h:nds, excessive imienstrual flow with 'tm
moLs Squaw \Vine Wie or Tablets. Soil
by Dr W .1 Urockinton.
DO YOu St ufle' frm11ta .bago, humia'
tism or swollen miscle If' so, proure at
onot a botti- of Xitin-Killer ied fiow the
printed direcnons. The relief is insta -
taons- as well as lasting. No necesity
to suffer when ia remedy such as Pain-Kib
ler is to be had. Sixty years if success
speaks for iteelt. Avoid substitut's, there
is but one Paini-Killer, Perry Davis 'Jhice
25c. and 50t.
Either a key of gold or a key of
bass will unlock tany ferniinine heart
If you feel doll, langtuid. biroken don.'
debiitated, have weak stomach or o~
tion, use Dr ;! A Simtmons' liver nisdic: ne.
Sold by Dr W NI Brockinton.
M1v son has been troiubled for icars with
chronic diartrbocea. Some time ago I per
suaded hint to take somie of Charnberhii's
Colic, Cholera atii Diarrhoe-i Remeidy.
After using two battles of thle 25 cent size
he was cured. 1 give this testimniajtl hop
ing some one similarly unllicted miay read
it end be benetited.-TVhomas C Bower.
Glencoe. U. For tale by the 1113 Lorh em
The woman with a past is alvays
glad to see a man with a present.
"One M\inute Cough Cure is the best
remedy I ever used for coughs and cilds.
It is uniequalled for who ping cough. Chiil
dren all Lke it," writes 11 N WilliamsGen
tr viie, Ind. Never fails. It is the only
hirmless remeady that gives iutneilate Ic
sIts. Cures coughs, colds, hoatsene.:M
croup, p~neutmoniai htonchitis and all
throat and lung troubles. Its early us: pire
vents conlsuimpiiti. Di 0 Rhame, Sum
iertoni; Dir \W i. Brockinton, M1ann:ng.
The averiage womwan is about as
hard to uniderstatnd as a magazine
poem. ___ _
A Rlemar'kable Vase.
An tme, M iss., July 1, 1898S.
I want to thank yon for the great b'netit
I have received fromn your wondeifil re
ely, Benedicta. I was itnduced to try a bot
tle, and it bienetited me so much I used an
other and I am now entirely wvell. There
is certainly no medicine like it and I can
rcmnmend it to all wvomnen.
Mrs. BErTI LAisoN.
Sold by R1. B Loryea.
Te conversational prize-lighter
always meets his match in the war
Would quickly leave you if you used Dr.
King's New Life Pills. Thousinds cf suf
ferers have proved their naitebless nierit
for sich'l and nervous headaches. They
miake lure blood anid strong nt rves and
bui ld up yourt tieaith. Easy to take, fry
ther. Only 25 cents. Money back it not
cured. Siolil by R. 1B. Loiryea, driggist
When a wife miakes poor coffee her
husband has good grounds for di
A Womn~a's Lettet.
C'oolidge, Ky., Aug. 20). 1898S.
Nwi Sper.e'r MIedicine Co.: Since writ
ing von in .Julv, I have continued to tuse
Blenedicta and am surprised at the' results.
Before usirg the remedy I suffered from
vomb troubles and a weak stomach, bitt the
three bottles of Benedicta has comtpletely
cured me. It is a great medicine fiori deli
cate women. Mins. HI. it. Gr~ur.ATit.
Sjold by R. U. Loryea.
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always BougMt
Signature of ,
It takes but ta minute to overcome tick
ing in the throat and to stop a cough by
the use of One Mlintt Cough Cure. This
emdy qjuickly- cures ill fornms of throat
and lung troubles. Hartuless and pleaisant
to take. It prevents conistumption. A fa
tos spcii for gri ppe anod its after effects.
D O Rhamie, Sum:iierton: D~r W 3! Brock
BOERS CAPTURE 600
OF GATACRE'S MEN
Greatest Loss Yet Suffered by
the Relief Forces.
A FIGHT NEAR STORMBERG
Ccrumander of the British Troop3
Finds the Position of the Burghers
Impregnabl., and Is Compelled to
Retreat After a Iard Bat:i'.
LomNoN, Dec. 12.-The war cffice is
informed that General Gatacre has met
with a berious reverse at Stormiberg. It
is expected to prove the most serious de
GNELRAL SIRt W. F. GATArp.
[Third divi6ion First :rmy curs.1
feat British arms have yet sustained in
the whole campaign.
Already the official advices show that
two men were killed, nine officers and
17 men were wounded and nine officers
and 596 men are missing. But it is evi
dent that the worst is not yet known.
The proportion of wounded and killed
is so small when compared with the
missing-who are undoubtedly prison
ers in the bands of the Boers-that the
supplementary list of casualties is
awaited with serious misgivings.
From the advices at hand it appears
that General Gatacre left Patters Kraal
by train for Molteno and then proceeded
by forced march 12 miles toward Storm
berg. He had 2.000 men, including the
Northumberland fusiliers, the Royal
Irish rifles and two batteries of field ar
The British were unmolested by the
Boers until the Boer position was
reached, when a hot fire was unex
pectedly opened upon the advancing
column. The engagement began at4:15
I a. m. At 7 a. m., after a sharp artillery
duel, the British retreated.
General Gatacre found the enemy's
position impregnable. It was impossi
ble for the British infantry to get at the
Disorder Among Britons.
But for the magnificent work of the
British artillery the disaster would have
been far more extensive, as the inces
sant Boer shell fire in the midst of the
repulsed infantry ultimately led to dis
order which only escaped developing
into a rout through the batteries of ar
tillery occupying successive positions
covering the retreat, thus drawing a
portion of the Boers' galling fire.
Apparently the British were set an
impossible task and were treacherously
guided. After a trying march and be
ing under arms 16 hours, they attacked
the wrong part of the Boer position,
where the hill was impregnable and the
burghers were estimated to number
6,000 men instead of 2,500 as the spies
There is little in the story to mitigate
the intense humiliation occasioned by
the episode, which was almost an exact
counterpart of the battle of Nichols
The war office was besieged with anx
ious relatives and the successive editions
of newspapers were eagerly scanned.
The affair has caused the most de
pressing influence everywhere. not ex
cepting the Stock Exchange, where con
sols were at the lowest price in many
years, and South African securities
slumped, not so much on account of the
military reverse, which is retrievable,
but owing to the profound apprehension
as to its present effect.
No great surprise would now be felt
if General Gatacre's reverse resulted in
Cape Colony becoming aflame from end
London Press Comment.
Discussing the defeat of General Gat
acre, at Stermberg, The Daily Mail says;
I"Quite apart from the loss of 600
figtig mnthe unexpected Beer sue
cess wil probably cause a more general
and serious movement among the Cape
Dutch. The government must promptly
face this by the immediate dispatch of
The Daily News says:
"The reverse General Gatacre has
sustained is a sadly emphatic comimen
tary on the peculiar difficulty of mili
tary operations in a semidisaffected
country. The enemy's spies are every
where, and nowhere can we rely ccnfi
dently on any counter information.
General Gatacre seems to have been
completely trapped. Of course he will
be immediately reinforced."
The Daily Chronicle says:
"There is only too much reason to
fear that.this is the worst illustration
we have had yet of inadequate equip
ment and insufficient scouting. How
far this disaster was due to lack of judg
ment on the spot and how far to lack of
artillery is not quite clear, but the pa
tient public cannot help recalling that
General Methuen's victory at Modder
River was won by artillery reinforce
ment at the critical moment and all
they would like to know is how many
times this particular lesson is to be
The Standard says:
"-The event is in the highest degree
deplorable, it will tell against us un
favorably in the Free State, among the
Colonial Dutch and even among the na
tives. A great deal of evidence has
been accumulated during the past few
eeks to show how deeply the colony,
or at least the northern and western
prtions Qf it, arc honeycombed by dis
The entertainutnrt to be given by the
ladies~ of the Mlethod1ist church Friday eve
ning 15th, inst, ia the court house, will
have an interesting program. One of the
features of the evening will be a musical ro
nmnce. Refreshmenits will be served. Ad
D1)itt's Little lErvit Riser purify the
blood, clean thec liver.mnvigorate thec sy-stem.
Famus littleh, plis for constipastion and
liver trobies. D1 () Rame.~uSammerton; Dr
W\ M I liakinton. SManning.
If y~ou w ould be happy and content,
neer borr ow trouble or lend money.
BeKie aaHae lwy Blight
A voung~ man who secures a situa,
tion as bill collector has a promising
N~?U BAN TEA cures Dyspep
E 'si, Constipation and Indi
gestion. Regulates the Liver. Price, 25ceta.
FOWLER GIVEN A PARDON.
Armless Forger Set Free by Gov
COLUMBIA, S. C., Dec. 7.-Rev. A. R.
Fowler, the armless forger, perhaps the
most notorious convict ever confined in
the South Carolina penitentiary, is free
with the governor's pardon in his pocket.
Fowler is from Greenville. He at
tended the Presbyterian Theological
seminary at Columbia and later edited
a religious paper at Clinton, then went
to preaching in Greenville county. He
moved to Georgia and there shot off one
arm while hunting, collecting consid
erable accident insurance. Then he lost
the other in the same way, and the in
surance companies refused payment.
The case was compromised.
While he had one arm, Fowler forged
the name of his brother-in-law in Green
ville, getting $1,000. He was convicted
and sentenced to the penitentiary in the
fall of 1897 for three years.
Since being in prison he has learned
to write with a pen fastened to the stub
of his arm at the elbow and has written
several newspaper articles and a history
of his life, "From Palpit to Peniten
He says he hopes to regain the confi
dence of his people and resume preach
LOWER COURT REVERSED.
Right of Building and Loan Concerns
to Charge Interest.
MEMPHIS, Dec. 7.-Several months
ago a suit in equity was brought in the
United States circuit court in Little
Rock, Ark., by H. M. Rector against
the Southern Building and Loan asso
ciation, a corporation formed under the
laws of Alabama with its home office at
Huntsville and also operating under a
statute in that state, for making clear
the right of building and loan associa
tions to charge certain premiums and a
certain rate of interest.
The plaintiff had borrowed money
from the company and alleged that the
contract was usurious. Judge Williams
held the contract to be usurious and
also held that the law of Alabama un
der which the company was operating
The decision precipitated a great
amount of litigation, the opinion at
tracting attention and being given wide
The case was taken to the United
States court of appeals, the Eighth cir
cuit, holding at St. Louis. Judge Cald
well has han'ded a decision reversing
the rulings of the lower court.
FARMER SLAYS HIS WIFE.
He Also Shoots and Seriously Wounds
LiTHONIA, Ga., Dec. 7. - Hiram
Sharpe, a farmer, shot and killed his
wife, 5 miles from here yesterday. He
had gone to his mother-in-law's home
for his wife, who had separated from
him, and while she was in the act of
returning home with him and was say
ing over and over again, "Hiram, I will
go with you," and while the old mother
was piteously pleading with the infuri
ated man, he fired both barrels of his
The first load of buckshot passed be
tween the two women, nearly tearing
their arms from their bodies, and the
second load pierced his wife's heart.
The murderer fled and later was found
secreted in the loft of his son-in-law's
house, 4 miles from the scene of the
crime. He was brought safely to this
town, and from here taken to Decatur.
Sharpe had had frequent quarrels
with his wife, and they had separated
a number of times.
A Boy Defends His Mother.
LUvERNE, Ala., Dec. 7.-William
Jones and John Pruitt, two young
white men, went last week to the d.well
ing of tho Widow Rhodes, who liver
near Salsoda, in this county, and while
in a drunken frenzy forced the family
from the house. Last night they re
turned and undertook to re-enact their
performance of a week ago. Mrs.
Rhodes' 15-year-old boy ordered them
to desist, but they secured a fencerail
and broke in the door, whereupon the
boy fired upon them, killing Jones and
wounding Pruitt, who, however, con
trived to escape.
Cubans Want to Use Force.
T AMPA, Fla , Dec. 7.-Cubans here are
very much excited over speeches that
have been made in some cigar factories
this morning by unknown Cubans,
whose names will not be revealed. They
are fierce and incendiary regarding
American occupation of Cuba and advo
cate the use of force and dynamite to
rid the island of Americans. There are
several thousand Cubans here and it is
believed these orators come from Cuba
to excite the colony and raise money
later to carry out the plan, if decided
Fined For Issuing a Pass.
RALEIGH, Dec. 7.-An opinion has
been rendered by the North Carolina
supreme court holding the Southern
railway liable to the law imposing a
fine of $1,000 for issuing a free pass in
this state. The case was sent up on
appeal from Burke county, the South
ern railway being there indicted for
giving a free pass to T. N. Hallyburton,
while he was doorkeeper of the house of
the North Carolina legislature in 1897
The Southern railway has once before
had to pay a similar fine for this offense.
Accused of Train Robbery.
ORANGEBURG, S. C., Dec. 7.-Bartow
Warren, a white man of unknown an
tecedents, charged with robbing an ex
press train near Branchville last Friday
of $1, 00, was arrested in Charleston
ind brought here yesterday. A Charles
ton merchant identifies Warren as the
purchaser of a sledgehammer left on the
mail car by the robber. Warren asserts
Young tankhead Announces.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Dec. 7.-William
B. Bankhead, a son of Conressman
Bankhead, has announced his candidacy
for the legislature from Madison county.
He is a Morgan candidate and will vote
for John T. Morgan for senator if
elected. No opposition to Bankhead
and John H. Wallace, Jr., has yet ap
Mirs RI Churchill, Berlin, Vt, says, "Our
baby wa covered with running sores. De
Witfs Witch Hazel Salve cured her." A
spec-tie for piles and skin diseases. Be
ware of worthless counterfeits. D 0
Rhane. Summ'erton; Dr WV I Brockinton,
More people die from head failure
than from heart failure.
W T Yeouman, Lury, S C, writes: Have
used Dr MI A Simmons' liver medicine 10
vers. It has cured enlargement of the
ivr and insomnia. Think it is as far
ahead of Zeilin's and Ulack Draught as day
is ahead of night. Sald by Dr WV 31 Brock
A tombstone always has a good
word for a man when lhe's down.
Pains in head, neck, shoulders, back.
front, sides, hips and limbs are readily
cured by Simmons' Squaw Vine Wine or
Tablets. Sold by Dc WV 31 Bro.akinton.
An ounce of persuasion is better
than a pound of compulsion.
Dr 31 A Simmons' liver medicine has
since 1S40 steadily risen in public favor,
ad the demand for it far exceeds that of
any other liver medicine. Sold by Dr WV
COVERED IN A PARAGRAPH
EVENTS AND INCIDENTS OF THE
Six people were killed in a collisio,
between passenger trains at Salada, Colo.
The president has appointed Peter
Leiber of Indiana to be consul of the
United States at Dusseldorf, Germany.
Secretary Long, in his annual report
to congress, urges that the men who
took part in the naval battle of Santi
ago be rewarded.
The workers in Reynolds' tobacco
factories at Bristol, Tenn., have formed
two unions, the object being to fight the
American tobacco trust.
In the United States court at Pensa
cola, Fla., Zach B. Bailey, a negro, for
mer pcstmaster at Millview, Fla., was
sentenced to five years in the penitenti
ary at Columbus, 0., for embezzlement.
At State Line, Miss., Edmund, the
5-year-old son of Dr. W. H. Boykin,
shot and instantly killed his brother
Roderick, aged 11, and severely wounded
his brother Tom, aged 13, because they
refused to give him an air gun with
which they were playing.
A bank at Cornell, Ills., was robbed
of $8,000 in currency during the night'
Mrs. B. T. Thomas and her 4-year-old
child were fatally burned at Fort Val
ley, Ga., the mother perishing in an at
tempt to save the child.
The comptroller of the currency has
issued a call on national banks for a
statement of their conditions at the close
of business Saturday, Dec. 2.
Governor Bradley appeared before the
Kentucky election board and denounced
as a malicious lie the statement that he
had ordered soldiers in citizens' clothes
to report at Frankfort.
The suit of H. Larrousini versus
Philip Werlein, the large New Orleans
piano dealer, for $5,000 on an alleged
lease, has been finally decided in the
state supreme court in favor of Wer
lein, the defendant.
Members of the Shamrock's crew de
clare the Columbia is a far better de
signed boat, but they claim her sails set
badly, and add, that had the two yachts
exchagged sails the American vessel
would have won by an hour.
Orders have been issued by the war
department reducing the force of United
States troops in Cuba.
Representative Elliott of South Caro
lina has introduced a bill in the house
for an investigation of the cause of yel
Mr. Mason, Republican of Illinois, has
offered a resolution extending the "best
hopes of the senate to the Boers in their
contest for liberty."
Admiral Watson cables the navy de
partment that the court of inquiry to
investigate the loss of the cruiser
Charleston has convened at Cavite.
The national council of the Grand
Army of the Republic has decided that
the next reunion will be held during the
last week of August, 1900, in Chicago.
A large party of New York capitalists
are inspecting the cotton mills in Ala
bama, Georgia and Tennessee with a
view to establishing several additional
John S. Balt, an ex-confederate sol
dier, was frozen to death near Laurens,
Willard Dewey, a first cousin of the
admiral, is dead at Orlando, Fla., aged
The postmaster general has issued an
order providing for the registration of
valuable letters by carriers.
Heury G. Hester, for 's9 years secre
tary and superintendent of the New
Orleans Cotton Exchange, has been re
elected by the board of directors.
The grand lodge of Masons of Ala
bama has passed a resolution withdraw
in from fellowship with the grand
loge of the state of Washington be
cause the latter recognized the negro as
George Washington Memorial associ
ation has made public a request that on
Dec. 14, the centennial anniversary of
Washington's death, all schools of the
land suspend the regular order at 11 a.
in., and dlevote 20 minutes to a memo
State Treasurer Craig of Tennessee
The Southern Railway company hia
forbidden its employes to smoke cig
arettes when on duty.
. P. Huntington has given $5,0
toward the endowment fund of the Tus
kegee (Ala.) Normal and Industrial
W. E. Matkins, station agent, post
master and merchant at Wiville, Ark,
was shot and fatally wounded by Love
Banks as a result of business differences.
It is reported that serious dissensions
have broken out in the Boer camp at
Mdder River because General Cronje
insists upon putting Transvaal officers
in command of the Free State forces
and says that the latter will not fight.
T. H. Austin, an Atlanta furniture
dealer, wrote a card in which he ac
cused Lawyer S. C. Tapp of trying to
force his firm into receivership and a
street fight between the two men re
sulted in which both were badly bruised.
McKinley is said to have expressed
himself as favoring Reed for a running
The Texas legislature will convene in
special session next month for the con
sideration of a bill that will revolution
ize the taxation system of that state.
Commander Charles P. Howell, chief
engineer of the battleship Maine when
that vessel was blown up in Havana
harbor, is dead at his NewYork home.
The first failure on account of the
hurricane in Porto Rico is that of Felici
Costa & Co.. who have been declared
bankrupt in the United States provis
ional court at Ponce.
The Manufacturers' association, which
includes the cotton mills at Auguta,
Ga., and Bath and Langley, S. C., has
determined to make a substantial in
crease in wages on Jan. 1.
Officers have arrested on Iron moun
tain, Tenu., the notorious moonshiner,
William Hunnicutt, who recently mur
dered Deputy U.nited States Marshal
Green in Mitchell county, N. C.
W A LSH'S
Sumter, S. C.,
Under Opera House.
Stock recently closed out. Open
New Stylish Shioes
rom the best manufacturers. And
every pair of Shoes guaranteed. Six
teen years experience in this vacimi
We know the Styles best suited to
the wants of the people.
Look for the City Clock,
Under it you will find the best Shoes
i the city. We hav-e many good
customers in Clar-endon, but we want
alsh's Shoe Store
Tellilsse Horses aud Ml
AT AUICTION I
Friday, DEC. 22,
AT 12 O'CLOCK M.
EVERY ONE GUARANTEED
E C SLATER
2 CARL~OADSCONRING 2
Sumter, S. C., Dec. 5, 1899.
I leave for the West on the 6th, where I will buy two
arloads Choice Stock for this market, both Horses and Mules.
H. H A RBY.
A small second-hand Safe; Cabbage Plants, grown in
the open air.
L. B. DuRANT,
Hardware, - Cutlery - and - Crockery,
SUTMTEH, S. C.
In order to accommodate my growing business, I have
moved my quarters into the spacious store lately occupied by
the Ducker-Bultmanl Company ,and I am prepared to fill all
orders. Call or write for what you want. My stock is com
plete, in fact larger than ever before, having added to my im
mense stock of
Hardware, Stoves, Housefurnishing Goods,
Harness, Saddles, Leather, etc.,
A Large Line of Crockery.
I also handle in large quanties Paints, Oils and Window
GlsMy store is headquarters for Guns, Pistols. Powder,
Shot, Shell and all kinds of Sporting Goods.
Engine and Mill Supplies.
All of our Stoves warranted.
SUMTER, S. C.
Watches and Jewelry.
1 want my friends and the public generally to know that when in need of a
Wedding, Birthday or Christmas Present,
That in the future, as well as the past, I am prepared to supply them. My line of
Fichne China Wedgeon Sepectacles and Ee atGlass
Is complete, and it will afford me pleasure to show them.
Special and prompt attention given to all Repairing in my line
at prics to snit the times.
Aanti Coast" Ln . W. FOLSOM, SMTER,