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LOUIS APPELT, Editor.
MANNING, S. C., SEPT. 11, 1901.
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POLITICAL FREEDOM DAWNING.
Our political conditions are
improving. There seems to be
a desire on the part of the peo
ple to inform themselves on pub
lic questions, which is very
gratifying, as it points to a time
when selfish politicians will
have to seek other employment.
Whenever the people of any
country make a study of public
questions, intolerance soon loses
it's place, and independent
thought and action is the result.
Tt is such a condition that pro
fessional politicians do not want;
the making of issues-mountains
out of mole hills, is one of the
tricks of the politician's trade,
and they are always on the alert
to adopt some hue and cry for
the campaign. That this is true,
only needs verification by think
ing how little we hear of "the
platform" after the candidates
are elected; the thing becomes as
silent as the tomb, until the
opening of the next campaign,
and then it is "stick to the plat
form" at nearly every breath.
It has been said that party plat
forms are made to ride into of
fice on, and it is true.
We hear politicians mouth a
great deal about "the platform'
and "party principles" and most
of them know no more about ei
ther, than a goat knows about
the causes which produce elec
tricity; yet whenever they wish
to impress a constituent with
- their own importance, they tell
him that the "party platform'
and the "party principles" must
be jealously guarded, if not, the
country will go to the bow-wows,
and they are the men to save it.
The office for which they are
candidates does not come in for
consideration; the fellow may be
a candidate for coroner, or for
congress, he must be voted for,
because he says that he worships
at the shrine of Democracy, and
yet, he does not know what
Democracy is. The heathen Chi
nese worship at the Joss houses
the wooden images therein, and
to strike from their eyes the
scales of ignorance, we are dai
ly contributing money for the
maintenanice of missionaries; the
Chinese may be religiously blind,
and because of their ignorance
and superstition they resen1
any and every attempt made tc
enlighten them. The recent
troubles in China were brought
or. by the attempt to teach them
that idol worship is wrong, anc
their leaders will not permit the
enlightening influences of civili
zation to reach their people; be
cause, it will result in the loss oi
their influence and leadership.
The politicians of this country
compare every favorably witi
the leaders of Chinamen, they
do not -want anything like politi
cial theories to reach the people:
other than those promulgated by
-themselves,and when an indepen
dent character goes forth preach.
ing a political doctrine, calcula
ted to break the hold those ir
control have on the people,
there is war declared againsi
him, and he is denounced as s
heretic. The professional polit
ician acts on the principle "tc
praise the bridge that carriec
you over safely," and if he sue
ceeded in getting into office by
one method. he regards changes
dangerous and he will resis'
such with all the ingenuity he
can command, regardless of con.
ditions, and the interests of the
The recent campaign meetings
held in this State indicate a de
sire on the part of the people t(
pay little heed to the politica
hawkers who are going abou
the State hawking their politica
stocks-in-trade. These meetings
were poorly attended, the Unior
meeting was a fiat failure, Spar
tanburg accommodated it's crowc
in the Court house, Greenville
did likewise, Wslhalla greeted
the speakers with an audience o:
about 200. These slimly attend
ed meetings point to the fact
that the people are reading anc
thinking, and are not losing time
running after politicians. Nev
issues have been sprung anc
abuse, vituperation, sarcasm and
ridicule, may entertain tempor
arily, but the people want logi<
and proof, reason and argu
ment, and for that reason the3
are reading more now than eve:
before, and the coming primara
election will show the largest in
dependent vote ever polled ii
South Carolina. The peopl<
will go to the primaries and cas
their votes for such men an<
measures as in their judgmen
will be for the best interests o:
the covntry, regardless of wha
politician it hurts, whether he i
a United States Senator or
The day for political dictatioi
has passed, and none realize thi:
more than the would-be dic
tators themselves, and to hok
on to their political existanc<
they are resorting to all manne:
of schemes, but all of their schem
ing will not stop the indepen
dence of the people, who are de
termined not to permnit themselve:
to be fettered by shackles o
politicial slavery, and all th<
tricks of professional politician:
cannot with-stand the tide o
inpndene that ha et.
GOD SPARE OUR PRESIDENT.
The news of an attempt to as
sassinate President McKinley at
the Buffalo exposition last Fri
day was a great shock, and at
once words of sympathy for the
stricken ruler were expressed by
everybody. Party feeling and
factional strife immediately dis
appeared when affliction laid its
sudden and heavy upon our Chief
Magistrate. Ever since the dis
tressing news came flashing over
the wires there has been one
constant anxiety on the part of
the people, and on last Sunday
wherever divine services were
held President McKinley's re
covery was earnestly prayed for.
The villian who so cowardly re
plied to the president's smile
with two shots from a pistol hid
den in a handkerchief, was of
Polish extraction and who, no
doubt inherited that Anarchistic
spirit which is so manifest with
many of those immigrants that
come from Poland or Russia.
Czolgocz the would-be assassin
shot the President to gain note
riety. He had no grievance, but
that of all Anarchists-to want
others to divide with them. As
a rule these Anarchists are an
idle triffling set of cranks and
saloon bums who will not work,
and are always conspiring to get
something for nothing. Czol
gocz was a follower Emma Gold
man, an adventuous harlot who
makes money by delivering in
cendiary lectures to a foreign
element. The cities of Chicago,
Patterson and New York are in
fested with gangs of Anarchists
and we do not see why the strong
arm of the law does not suppress
them. At Patterson a few hours
after the shooting of the Presi
dent. a gang of Anarchists as
sembled in a hall and drank
toasts to the health and bravery
of the murderer, and nothing
was done to these people. If
such a dastardly attempt had
been made in the South the cul
prit would have been torn into
ribbons, and if any body of men
had expressed sympathy for the
dastard, a wholesale lynching
bee would have been the result.
Congress and all of the State
legislatures should o u t-l a w
Emma Goldman, and all other
Anarchists, and make them pub
lic enemies to be shot down, the
same as ;he wild beasts of the
President McKinley has made
us a most conservative and just
ruler, and we join in the prayers
which are daily going up from
the North, East, West and South
that our President may be spared
to his people, and that he and
the wife of his devotion may en
joy each other for many years
The latest reports from the
President's bed chamber are
very hopeful for his recovery.
ofThe Columbia State's editorial
oflast Saturday is being con
demned all over South Carolina.
The editorial might have been
looked for in Herr Most's anar
chistic sheet published in New
York. but such a deliverance
from a newspaper published in
the State of South Carolina
where bravery is worshiped and
cowardice is spurned, is a deep
mortification. We have not the
slightest doubt that the Patter
son anarchists who drank to the
health of Czolgocz when they
learned of his attempt on the
life of the President, would also
strike their glasses on reading
the State's editorial. Herr Most,
Emma Goldman Czolgocz and
Gonzales may not feel a sympa
thy for the stricken Chief, but
the pulsation of true American
hearts beat in sincere sympathy
for him all over this nation.
We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for
any case cl Catarrh that cannot be cured by
F.ll'sFCFEN & CO.. Props.. Toledo. 0.
We. the t ndersigned, have known F. J. Cheney
for the las: 15 years. and believe him perfectly
honorable .n all business transactions and finan
cially able to carry out any obligations made by
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wALDNG, KissAN & MAnIviY, wholesale drug
1als C t trrh Cure is taken internally, acting
directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of
the systeni. Price 75c. per bottle. sold by all
druggists. Testimonials free.
Hall's Ftmnil Pills are the best.
An Appeal toReason by T. Larry Gantt.
The ir terests of the Southern cotton
manufacturers and the cotton pro
ducer are one and inseparable.
When new markets are open to the
manufacturer, thus creating an increas
ed demand for their goods, it also
means a better price for raw cotton.
And this is the great benefit the
South will derive from our annexation
of the Philippines.
These new posessions will give
American commerce a strong and en
during foothold in the East, and open
to us the vast trade of those distant
and po~ulous countries, and whose in
habita ts use cotton goods exclusively.
In Europe, the people largely consume
linen, wool and other fabrics, and the
cotton goods there used are of a much
finer quality than those generally
manufactured in America, and in the
South especially. Much of these goods
are made frorm Egyptian and Russian
cotton, and the cloth spun from our
cotton by the English mills, to supply
their Asiatic trade, is thickened and
adulterated with a kind of paste or clay
and while these goods appear very
smooth and attractive to the eyes, they
will not bear washing and wear like
the purest products of our Carolina and
other Southera mills.
It is only of late years that we have
been able to do any business with
China, and our trade is yet very con
tractd. During what is known as the
Opium War, England forced China
to open certain of her closed ports,
and also cede to Great Britain the Is
land of Hong Kong, and which gave
-England a key to the rich trade of the
ICared of Chronic Diarrhoea After Thirty Years
I ufrdfrof Suffering.
"I u~eed orthirty years with diarrhoea
-and thought I was past being cured." says John
-S. Halloway of French Camp. Miss. "I had
spent so much time and money and suffered sc
-much that I had given up all hopes of recovery.
I was so feeble from the effects of the diarrhoea
that I could do no kind of labor, could not even
Stravel, but by accident I was permitted to find a
bottle of Chamberlain's Colic. Cholera and Diar
am entirey curd atrthat touble. I am sc
pleased with the result that I am anxious that
Sjit be inreach of awho sffer aslIhave." For
sae by The R. B. Loryea Drug store, Isaac M.
Celestial Empire. France also seizu
a strip of Chinese territory, while
Russia has made, and is still making
great encroachments on that country.
While Spain was not a manufactur.
ing country, her friendly relations with
Germany gave that nation unusual
privileges in the Philippines.
So it will be seen that until Admiral
Dewey captured Manila, and the Paris
treaty was signed, ceding those Is.
lands to the United States, our coun
try was shut out from this rich anc
valuable Eastern trade, and we had t<
take the leavings of rival nations. oi
accept what they were willing to give
It is utterly impossible to estimate
the value of the trade of China an%
neighboring Islands and country t
the cotton growers and manufacturer:
of the South. The Chinese minister t<
the United States tells us if we can in
duce every native of the Celestia
Empire to add only two inches to the
length of his shirt-tail, that they wil
consume every surplus bale of cottor
the South can produce and it matter.
not how large the crop grown, there
will be no overproduction of the fleec
If you will remember, China alone
has vabout four hundred millions o
people, besides the population of the
thousands of Pacific islands and othei
Eastern countries that depend sole
lyton cotton goods for raiment, and ther
calculate how many pounds of cottor
it will require to spin that two addit
ional inches of shirt-tail, it will be
seen that Minister Wu knew what he
was talking about. Hence, as a South.
ern farmer and cotton grower, I no1
only endorse the annexation of the
Philippines by the United States, but ]
am also in favor of flooding China witl
The recent trouble in China has re
sulted in opening that vast kingdom t<
the trade of the world, and which o
course means a large increased con
sumption of cotton goods.
The United States could never hope
to obtain a fair share of this valuable
trade unless our government had
foothold in the East, and from whici
vantage ground we can watch, guari
and protect our interests. The annex
ation of the Philippines has now giver
us this foothold and hereafter we ma3
confidently count on getting a ful
share of the Eastern business, for trade
always follows the flag.
While, of course, every section o
our country will reap a share of the
benefits accrueing from this "expan
sion policy", the Southern cotton man
ufacturers, and especially the South
ern cotton grower will inherit the fa;
greater share of the rich spoil. I ex
pect to see the beneficial effect of their
policy manifested with the now ma
turing crop, and even if the yield ex
ceed 12,000,000 bales to see cottoi
bringing from seven to eight cents,
and each year, as our trade expand
prices of the staple will continue t<
mount higher. Mark this prediction.
There will be no more 4 and 5 cent!
For her late troubles, the United
States most wisely stood between Chi
na and the rapacious greed of othe
nations, and, as- a national result, w
have the good will and friendship o
the Celestial. But for the protest o
the United States, the Chinese Empir
would have been seized upon and dis
membered, like unto Poland. But .r
was to our interest to preserve the in
tegrity of this kingdom, that we migh
compete for it's trade. And I ver
much doubt if our government coult
have been able to -enforce this Act 0o
justice were not our navy strengthenec
by the war with Spain, the valor o:
our soldiers demonstrated, and our flag
planted in the Philippihes.
If any intelligent and reasonini
southern man, and who has the up
building and prosperity of his countr;
and people nearer at heart than the
success of some politican, will only sel
his think-works in operation, and calm
l and impassionately review the situ
ation, and all of its surroundings I an
confident he will agree with me thal
the annexation of the Philip~)ine Is
lands was a great stroke of policy foi
the South, for the southern cottor
1grower, and for the southern mnanufac
All that the South now lacks of at
taning the highest possible degree .c
rosperity is the opening of the Nic
caraguan canal. and that importan
event is as sure to follow our annexa
tion of the Philippines as that day wil
I consider it criminal demagogar:
for any public man, or office-seeker. t<
strive to build up strife and antagonist
between our Southern cotton manufac
turers and cotton producers. The tw<
callings can in no possible manner con
fiict, but, on the other hand, one is de
pendent upon the other.
A farmer is not forced to sell his cot
ton to some neighboring mill, for th<
markets of the world are open to him
and he will be even still more indepen
dent in this respect when the Southi
given direct trade with Europe. S
far from there being any rivalry be
tween the producer and the manufac
turer of cotton, the establishment
those mills in a community never fail
to enhance the value of neighboring
property, and also gives the farmer
profitable market for many product
that would otherwise go to waste. S<
far from antagonizing these mills,
want to see that day come when ever;
pound of cotton grown in the Southi
spun into cloth by a southern mill, an<
then those goods transported in south
era vessels to every country on th
globe. Then, and not till then, wvi
the South reap all profit from the great
est crop grown, and attain the highes
degree of wealth and prosperity.
lay no claim to statesmanship, bu
I do love my country and my people
and I want to see them rich and pros
perous, I have given a great dealo
care and thought to the public issues
have been discussing, and I believi
that I am right in my views. If an;
one can advance any rational argu
ments on the other side I would like t<
hear from him. Unfounded charge:
and personal abuse are not answers, ta
an argument; and I believe the peopl<
of South Carolina are now ripe to heal
and have all public issues calmly an<
The threatened over production o
cotton has been a very serious problen
for the South, but I believe that ou
war with Spain has accidentally solvei
that problem to the benefit of the cot
ton grower. That war gave to th
United States a stronghold in the fa
East, from' which we have been abi
to protect our interests, and open ne~
markets for cotton goods. Why, th
people of the Philippine Islands alon
will consume, in time, at least half
million bales of cotton, and in exchang
for which they will give us hemp i
which to pack our bales, instead of th
United States having to rely c
I am convinced that if the voters
South Carolina had this disputed que:
tion of annexation fairly presented to
them, that our State would send to th
next Democratic convention a soli
delegation of "expansionists."
In my next letter I will tell what
don't know about that ship subsid
bill. But it impressed me that iti
nearly on the line of one of our ol
Farmers' Alliance, demands.
T. L. GANTT.
Inman, S. C.
The Greatest Evidence of the dangersc
cholera morbus, diarrhoea, and dyser
tery is the increase in the death rat
during the summer months. You car
not be too careful, and particular al
tention should be paid to the diet.
supply of PAIN-KILLER should alway
be at hand for it can be relied on at a
times as safe, sure and speedy. A tes
spoonful will cure any ordinary case
Avoid substitutes, there is but on
Pain-Killer, Perry Davis.' Price 25<
Editor The Manning Times:
Rev. J. D. Huggins, having been
granted a short vacation by the four
churches, Providence, Grahams,
Home Branch and Paxville, of which
he is pastor, left last Wednesday for
the Isle of Palms, where he expects
to remain for a few weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Touchberry
and daughter, Miss Irene, have re
turned home from Statesburg, where
they have been visiting relatives.
Misses Annie and Beulah Broad
way spent last week with friends at
Mr. Nelson J. Brown of Pinewood
is visiting relatives here.
The Quarterly Confere:ace of the
Methodist church met here last Sat
urday morning. Presiding Elder
f Kilgo preached.
Quite a number of the young folks
from here went to Tindal's Mill last
Friday to picnic. The girls seemed
to be rather scarce, and as there were
a good many boys from Manning and
some from Panola, the home boys
were "left in the shade." Of course
the girls didn't mean to be selfish or
partial, but the visiting boys must
be entertained. The " spring" seem
ed to be the favorite resort, and had
someone been along with a kodak
some charming pictures might have
been caught. For instance, a charm
ing maiden seated on a mound under
the trees, while the gallant youth
stoops over the spring with a rusty
tin can in his hand, dipping up the
sparkling water for his fair compan
ion. Rowing too, had its charms.
While some were driving, others
strolling, and still others seated in
their favorite nooks, there were some
in little boats drifting leisurely
about on the water or taking a real
good boat ride. The day was alto
gether very pleasant.
Sept. 9, 1901.
Saves Two From Death.
1 --Our little daughter had an almost fatal at
tack of whooping cough and bronchitis." writes
Mrs. W. K. Haviland of Armonk. N. Y.. --but
~when all other remedies failed, wd saved her
1 life with Dr. Kings New Discovery. Our niece.
who had Consumption in an advanced stage,
also used this wonderful medicine and today
she is perfectly well." Desperate throat and
lung diseases y ield to Dr. King's New Discovery
as to no other medicine on earth. Infallible for
for Coughs and Colds. Soc and ?l bottles guar
anteed by The R. B. Loryea Drug Store. Trial
9 bottles free. 6
- Editor The Manning Times:
s Seeing so many newsy letters from
- various sections of the county, to
- wit: New Zion, Pinewood, Paxville,
2 etc., and no representation from
, here we became a little jealous, hence
s this communication from the old
and historic neighborhood of June
s We are strictly a farming people,
there being but one manufacturing
I establishment among us-a lumber
- mill belonging to Capt. W. C. Davis.
r Our crops are pretty fair, consider
a ing the seasons; will compare favor
f ably with other sections of this and
f adjoining counties. Without invid
ious distinction would say Mr. J. W.
- Ridgill has some very fine cotton, so
t also has Mr. Lewis upon Mrs. Davis'
- plantation and. Mr. Thames on Mrs.
t Colclough's place, and many others.
But our baseball club! Isn't it a
I dandy? Why we take the cake wher
f ever we go; want to try Charlesto~n
I and Columbia before the season is
SWe love THE TIMES, and not only
admire but endorse your editorials
Son the - McLaurin-Tillman contro
-versy, speaking for this writer who
rbelieves he is not alone.
SWould say something of our
Schurches and schools, but fearing I
- will make this too long will forbear
- for the present. -JUNEBUG.
1Juneville, S. C., Sept. 9.
-IT TAKES A these days to earn enough
BRAIN MANmoney to buy a house. Such a
man wil at once see the folly
of buying a thin mixed paint
for he is paying over $1 per gallon for a lot of
linseed oil put up in a can and labelled paint.
.L. & M. is a semi-paste paint and you mix a gal
i on of oil with every galion of the paint. The
R. B. Loryca Drug Store, Sole Agents, Man
-ning, S. C.
- DuRant Dots.
,Editor The Manning Times:
5 On last Thursday a crowd of pleas
1 ure seekers gathered at the new
- Black River crossing for a picnic.
o The weather was fine, the dinner was
- fine- and-the boys and girls were
-fine. Mr. and Mrs. B. T. Williams
and Mrs. Jas. Brunson were the
chaperons and the young folks were
e gathered from Sumter, Mayesville,
-Wisacky, Sardinia, Goodwill and
Seven Florida, besides the usual crowd
s in the neighborhood. With all of
these some conspicuously absent, for
-often during the day some one would
-disappointingly ask, "Why do you
f suppose such~ an one did not come?
s Nevertheless we had a good time.
,Miss Evans of Bowman has return
ed to take charge of the school here
s again. We are glad to welcome her
I Mrs. Ri. C. Blanding is at home
again from a lengthy stay at Saluda.
s Miss Jennie Muldrow of Mayesville
visited her aunt, Mrs. M. E. DuRant,
the past 'week.
eMrs. WV. H. Gaillard is entertaining
Miss Agnes Richardson of Sumter for
a few days;.
SOur neighborhood will soon be dull
for so many of the young people will
t leave for school in the next week 0r
DuRant, S. C., Sept. 6.
IH ATCH ECHSUBBEE. Ala.. June 30, 1875.
B Dr. C. J. MoFFET-Dear Sir: I can as-sure
yyou that TEETHINA (Teething Powders) is
idispensable to us, and in no single instance
has It ever proved a failure. We have tried
D soothing medicines, and everything known to
s us and --old women." and your Teething Pow
der-s are pre-eminently a success and blessing to
mcthers and children. Yours truly. etc.
J. M. DELACY.
-For sale by The R. B. Loryea Drug Store.
Program for Black River Union.
2 The next meeting will be held at
r Bartlett Street Baptist chturch. Sumter,
September 27-30, 1901.
Devotional Exercises-Friday, 11 a.
e i., J. D. Huggins; Saturday, 10 a. in..
r Rev. C. C. Brown.
e Sermons-Friday Night, The Father
' hood of God helping to a good under
e standing of Salvation: Luke 15:11-24
e M. A. Conners: Saturday night, The
a Final Separation: Matt. 25:3146-Rl. A.
e Sublett; Sunday 11 a. mn. (missionary]
a The Genius of the Gospel: Romn. 15, 20,
21-J. 0. Gough; Sunday night, The
Father's Greeting of the Redeemed:
Rev. 21:4 (first clause)-Louiis J. Bris
SSubjects for discussion-A Chris
tian's work in a protracted meeting
e A. P. Hill, Louis J. Bristow; Rela
d tionship between Church and Pastor
W. 0. Cain, M. A. Conners: Christian
I Fellowship-(1) In loving and being
v loved-D. Jf. Bradham: (2) In giving
s and receiving-G. T. Greshamn; The
d Christian and Education-(1) To edu
cate his own; (2) To furnish the world
with means for education-C. J. Owens,
C. C. Brown; Does any principle in the
New Testament warrant achurch ii
having a by-law which makes a man's
>f membership and standing rest upona
financial basis-C. P. McKnight, W. G.
Wells- Prayr Praise and Bible Quo
etations Service, conducted by J, D.
Huggins; Some of a Pastor's Discour
-agements and some things that encour
s J. D. HUGGINS,
11 for Comn.
-N. B.-Churches, please elect dele
.gates at once. Delegates and speakers
e make special effort to be at the firsti
.service and remain to the last. Bring
"DOCTOR" EBCKER HAS SKIPPED.
Deserted Wife and Child and leaves Numeron
Creditors n the Lurch-A Foreston
Girl Missing Also.
'-Dr." Arthur Becker. M. D., D. O.
otherwise known hereabouts as th<
Becker Optical Co., has deserted hi:
wife and child, jumped his debts anm
skipped the country.
His wife is distracted with grief anm
mortification, his creditors are mourn
ing and those who are wearing Becket
eye glasses are looking cross-eyed.
Dr. Becker, according to the state
ments made to various parties when h
arrived in this city a few months ago
is a native of Germany and a graduate
of two medical colleges in Berlin. H
stated also that he had lived ir
Chicago for many years where h<
practiced his profession successfull
until his health failed and he had t<
come South to seek a milder climate
He came first to Winnsboro, S. C.
where he established himself as'an op
tician and lens grinder- and residei
there for six months or longer. Hi
then moved to Manning, but kept
branch office in Winnsboro. After re
maining in Manning several mouth:
he came to this city early this spring
and opened an office on Main street
He advertised himself as the only len!
grinder and manufacturing optician it
the South out side of Atlanta. HE
claimed to be doing a fine busines
and spoke of opening other brand
offices in addition to those in Winns
boro .and Manning. Recently he ha:
been absent from the city quite fre
quently, ostensibly visiting his brand
offices. His last absence being pro
longed caused no comment until hi
landlord became uneasy and tool
measures to collect the past due ren
which the plausible optician had pu
off paying from time to time. Whel
Mrs. Becker was called on this morn
ing by the agent of the landlord sh
had just received a letter from he
husband stating in the most cold
blooded and brutal manner that he ha<
left her and never expected to see he
again, that she need make no effort t
follow him or attempt to find him a
before she received the letter he woul
be in New York and out of reach. Th
deserted wife is almost crazed wit]
grief, as she has been left amion,
strangers without money or friends t
call upon in her distress. She says tha
she has telegraphed to a sister in Flor
ida who will arrive tomorrow, and sh
will then take her baby and return t,
her mother. She also declares it to b
her intention to procure a divorce fror
Becker at the first possible moment.
Becker, it now appears in the ligh
of today's revelations, is an all rouni
rascal and swindler. The furniture i
his office was never paid for, but th<
Craig Furniture Co., from whom i
was purchased, held a mortgage on i
and has taken possession of it any
thus loses little except the damage the
furniture has sustained while in use
But the list of mourners is numerou
already, and when others learn of the
optician's flight the list will probabl;
grow, for Becker not only bought good
on credit, boarded on credit, rented hi
office nn credit, got credit for advertis
ing in several newspapers, but bor
rowed small sums of money from. chance
acquaintances. Hence these weeps.
Becker's career in Sumter is bnt an
other illustration of the strange fac
that it is easy for a stranger to ge
The plight of the deserted wife an<
baby is the saddest feature of the wholi
affair and she will have not only the
sympathy of the people of Sumter, bu
the kindest treatment of those wit]
whom she has been thrown in contac
since she has. resided in this city.
Sumter Item, Sept. 10.
Dr. Becker visited Foreston frequent
ly and a beautiful young woman fron
that place left there sometime ago, os
tensibly for Georgetown.
Cuts and Bruises Quickly Cured.
Chamberlain's Pain Balm applied to a cut
bruise, burn, scald or like injury will instanti;
allay the pain and will heal the parts in les
time than any other treatment. Unless the ii
jury is very severe It will not leave a scar. Pal:
Balm also cures rheumatism, sprains, swelling
and lameness. For sale by The R. B. Lorye
Drug Store, Isaac M. Loryea, Prop.
+ HAlkdqres ofSortM
+ I invite an inspec1
$ gle and Double Harn
+ I yield to none inl1
Sof Mechanical Tools
+ I always keep a ft
i ING OILS.
$ Come to see me.
WE WAN EVRI
More particularly those who h
have the best stock of VALVES, 0
TORS. INJECTORS, STEAM GA
BUSHINGS and PIPE that has ev
We ha~ve also a good stock of (
all sizes. Our prices on these got
wards selling them.
The best 3-inch Gin Br
White Lead at Oe per<
Red Lead at 10e per pc
Get prices on all kinds of Bolts,
Drills and Tools generally for makii
We cut and thread Pipe up
work promptly. (Get your Pipe cut
-We can thread iron for long Bol
(Give your Pipes and Machinery
It illgretlyimprove its appearan
Y on can make your Ginhouse flu
costs but little and wvill preserve yol
That the season for making hay is
the Deering Mower and Rake, and
can find any weak points about the
Before taking the agency for;
what we invite you to do-we founc
What's Your Face Worlh?
Sometimes a fortune, but never, if you have a
, sallow complexion, a jaundiced look, moth
>patches and blotches on the skin,-all signs of
Liver Trouble. But Dr. King's New Life Pills
give Clear Skin. Rosy Cheeks. Rich Complex
ion. Only -5 cents at The Rt. B. Loryea Drug
The Records Show.
To the editor of the News and Cour
I ier: In the course of his comments on
Senator McLaurin's letter, replying to
l the resolutions of the State Democratic
- executive committee, Senator Tillman
quoted Lord Bacon as saying, " Liars
ought to have good memories." He
- also said in his speech at Chester: "If
there has been one man who has been
loyal to the organized Democracy it
was himself and any man who says he
has been disloyal lies and knows it."
Let Mr. Tiliman's record speak for
itself. At the Marlboro meeting, in
1894 he said: "We stood by the Demo
cratic party when you and I and even
half the white people of the State had
a Third party nerve up our backs as
- big as a man's finger."
l At- the Horry meeting, in 1894, the
Governor said to get more money he
was "willing to join the West in any
At the Anderson meeting, in 1894,
the Governor asserted that "if Tom
Watson and other Southern leaders
will fight right and use judgement the
whole South will be ready to go to the
West in a body in a short time."
At the Pickens meeting, in 1894, he
t answered questions about leaving the
- Democratic party by saying he was rea
dy to leave as soon as he saw light in
- West. Unfortunately for the Demo
t cratic party the light failed.
- At the Greenville meeting in 1894
Governor Tillman took a hand primary
on the following question: All you who
t are willing to follow me into coalition
t with the West and fight for more
i money, no matter what the name of the
- party, hold up your hands?"
These quotations are taken from Gov
e ernor Tillman's public addresses as
- published by his own organ. In a let
I ter to Thomas F. Byron, dated January
r 8, 1895, Senator Tillman said: "I see no
) hope of relief or of saving our institu
m tions unless the farmers of the South
I quit voting the Democratic ticket and
3 the farmers of the West quit voting the
i Republican ticket."
i A new party name seems necessary.
At Wichita, Kan, (see Topeka State
t Journal, April 17, 1896,) Senator Till
- man said: "And you Democrats, who
a say you have- always voted with the
party and will continue to vote it, God
3 have mercy on your imbecility. If we
i cannot be Democrats stright, let us be
Lincoln Republicans. I pledge my
t self straight to either ticket."
I In the last State Democratic Conven
1 tion, addressing that body, Senator
Tillman said: " When any stealing is
t going on, I want my part of the beef."
t Respectfully submitted to the pub
I lie and especially to the present State
Democratic executive committee.
Pro Bono Publico.
> Estill,. Hampton Copnty, August 19.
Bears the The Kind You Have Always Bougt
3)o'ttintettp f ou
elly and pesve jar
them by the new, quick,
absolutely sure way-by
- a thin coatln:: of pure,
reuned Parailino Wax.
lias no tasto or odor.
Is air tight and acid
' roof. Easily applied.
- --sefulin adoz~enother
ways about the house.
e Full directions with
each ~und cake.
Made by STANDARD Oit CO
nware, Cutlery .
ichinery Supplies, Rub- $
r and Canvass :
tBeltit~g. + o
pla of Stoves in the+ -
a them. + &
ion of my stock of Sin-+
ess and Saddles. * e/
laving as fine a selection 4'
as can be found any
.11 stock of LUBRICAT-$
rON TO KNOW -
ave Gin Machinery to repair, that we
[L CUPS, LUBRICATORS, INSPIRA
UGES, TEES, NIPPLES, ELBOWS,
3r been in Manning.
~ady, Rubber and Leather Belting in
ds do more than hours of talk can to
ush Bristles at 95e.
Nuts and Washers, Wrenches, Ratchet
ig repairs from us. Yotu will find them
to 2 inches in diameter, and do the
when you buy it and save time.
ts and Rods from i inch to 11 inehes in
a good coat of
ce and preserve it.
e-proof by using Cold Water Paint. It
ir roperty for years.
at hand. We want you to call and see
examine them carefully and see if you
'eering Harvesting Machinery we did
B8 G REDUCTION I
SI N PRICES.I
WE are one of the few merchants who do~
not advertise to sell at cost, but we are
-alwaysin position to meet any compe
tition. The right kind of goods well
bought WILL SELL, but as the sea
son is nearly over and in order to make
room for our Fall Stock we have.ap
plied the knife and
Cut Prices -
d~town to the very Lowest on all summer Goods.
soMen's and Boys' Suits, -
p Men's and Boys' Pants,
z Men's and Boys' Negligee sirts
Men's and Boys' Underwear,
Men's and Boys' Straw Hats,
Ladies', Misses' and Children's
In fact our stock is full and complete. We
gig have no odds and ends to offer, but our entire
stock is new and fresh, of the
Very Best Quality,
made up in the latest styles by the best workmen
. in the land.
' Don't miss seeing what we have to offer
you. We are going to close out the remainder of
our Summer Goods at prices that will surprise you.
Thanking you for past favors and hoping to $
serve you right soon,
Q: Yours truly,
IC. M. DAVIS & CO.
I desire to announce to the people of Clarendoii and adjoining
counties that I am prepared this season t6affii i ile hustling race
for the trade.
'I have added largely to my stock of
Dry Goods, Fancy Goods, Notions, Shoes,
Olothing,, Hats and Gent's Furishngs .
and can vouchsafe to the trade that I will be able to please in both
quality and price.
I bought my stock with a view to extending my trade and I
earnestly ask the readers of this paper to come t6 my store in The -
Manning Times block, two doors south of the postoffice, and le1f
mne show what my goods are and the prices I offer them at.
This department has been enlarged and I have securedthej
services of as fine milliner as there was in New York city, woi
now in the great metropolis selecting the goods, and in a few days
they will be opened up for public inspection.
The day for fancy prices in Millinery has departed. Come to
see me and be convinced.
Makes Iilrschmiann's goods wear.
D. HIR SC HM ANN1
HORACE HARBY. M. F. HELLER. W. P. HAWKINS
BE ING CONVINCED THAT CLARENDON COUNTY
B couldsupport a first class, up-to-date Sales and Livery sta
ble. we have decided to show our faith by our works by purchas
ng the Sprott property east of the Bank of Manning, and to-it we
re now building a large addition. It is our purpose to do busi
ess as it should be done, on the live and let live policy.
For the present and until our buildings are completed, we of
fer a magnificent line of
Buggies, Wagons .and Cartsg
uaranteeing our Vehicles to be of reputable builders.
Later we will have Horses and Mules from the best markets
n the Union, and all purchases from us go with a view of sustain
ng our valued reputation.
COME TO SEE US.
W. P. HIAWKINS & CW