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LOUIS APPELT, Editor.
MANNING. S. C., JULY 15, 1903.
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ond Class matter.
THEY REJOICE AT HIS MISFORTUNE.
Ex-Senator McLaurin is now a
private citizen at his home in
Bennettsville, and we think it
will be in good taste for the tail
wagging editors to stop slurring
at him because of his business
reverses in New York.
John L. McLaurin is an hon
est man we believe, and he is
not the first one from the South
to venture in speculation and
come out loser. We well remem
ber that General John B. Gordon
of Georgia gave up a seat in the
United States Senate and launch
ed into railroading and mining.
He met with misfortune, lost his
fortune and came back home.
just as McLaurin has done. The
difference is, that Gordon did not
have a gang of political mar
plots to seek his destruction as
Me Laurin has had, and when he
came back home his people did
not jeer at his financial misfort
une. McLaurin lost money in
speculation, but we have never
.seen in any reputable newspaper
where there was even a suspi
cion of his having ever received
a dishonest dollar. Some scur
vey politicians have charged that
he sold his vote on the Paris
treaty for federal patronage, and
on the floor of the Senate he de
nounced it a lie. If McLaurin
ever recei ed a dishonest penny
he m ave it buried where
find it, because we are
d he came out of the Senate
worth hardly as much as when
he went there.
McLaurin has always been a
man of considerale means, most
ly in real estate. There are oth
ers not now under the political
ban who are rich, but were not
always so, unless they lied when
they first started out in politics.
We do not think Mr. McLaurin's
movements since his retirement
* from the Senate is legitimate
newspaper material, and there
fore think it is high time to stop
dragging his name jeeringly into
the press. When that gentleman
again comes forward for public
favor there will be time enough
for the newspapers opposed to
him, to ascertain from his ene
mies what they want said about
McLaurin's political undoing
was his independence. He re
garded statesmanship far prefer
able to temporary policy. He
knew when he took his advanced
position it would give unscrupu
lous politicians and editors a
chance to misrepresent him, but
he was one who had faith in his
cause and was willing -for time
to vindicate him, and it would
not surprise us in the least to
see McLaurin's views prevail in
this State, and the very politi
cians who were denouncing him
and charging him with treach
*ery,espousing the very doctrines
he preached. We are so satisfied
such will be the case that we
think we can already see where
some of these political fakirs are
*commencing to pave the way.
We do not know what Mr. Mc
Laurin's future plans are,wheth
er 'he will ever appear on the
political field again we are not
informed, but we- believe there
never was a more maligned man
in the State, and we do not be
lieve South Carolina ever had a
representative who tried harder
to serve his people, to bring
about a condition to benefit the
masses. Had he worked to serve
himself instead of the people he
would today be in the United
States Senate and not the object
of the contemptible slurs of his
MAKE THEM KEEP THE PLEDGE.
In last week's issue we made
reference to the beneficiary schol
arships of the South Carolina Mil
itary Academy, and took the pos
-ition that the general assembly
should either abolish the benefi
ciary scholarships or provide
law and a board of visitors which
will see to it that the taxpayers
are not defrauded by graduates
who are honor bound to teach for
two years in the public schools
in this State. We stick to the
proposition; under the law each
county is entitled to a certain
number of beneficiary scholar
ships to the Citadel academy,
and the successful applicants, in
consideration of receiving from
the State board, clothing, and
medical attention for four years,
and an education for life, sign a
pledge to teach in the public
schools of the State for two
years-a modest requirement in
deed. Do these young men keep
their pledges? Very few. Then
why require the people to pay
taxes to cohtinue this farce?
We are not an enemy to the Cita
del, have always stood up for it
when others were fighting it, but
our friendship for the institution
does not require us to wink at
fraud, and when young men are
permitted to go out from that in
stitution and are not required to
carry out in good faith the pledge
payers of the State and should
The beneficiary system in
vogue for the public institutions
in this State is altogether too
lax,under this system,false state
ments are made as to financial
standing to avoid paying tuition,
and the sons of men get into
these institutions as beneficiaries
who are amply able to pay.
There appeared an article from
the pen of Dr. L. W. Nettles of
Foreston, in the Sunday News
of several months ago, which
strikes the key-note to this sys.
tem of fraud and we hope he will
write more on the same line, and
that every newspaper in the
State will agitate this matter un
til the general assembly takes
such action as will make the
graduates of these public institu
tions comply with their contract.
They should either teach the
promised two years or pay into
the treasury at least the cost of
feeding, clothing and educating
them for four years.
The next Reoublican standard
bearers will be~Roosevelt of New
York and Grant of California.
The recent developments in the
government departments has hit
the civil service system "a hard
The Laurens Advertiser sug
gests a newspaper dispensary to
be directed by a State board of
President Roosevelt is reported
to be in favor of a bigger navy.
Does it require a bigger navy to
enforce the Monroe doctrine?
A negro and a chinaman car.
ried off the highest honors at
Yale. This is tough lines on
the white students. Perhaps
the white men gave more atten
tion to "fisical torture" than tc
Lynching has become quite a
fad at the north, and the north
ern press is placed in a position
of sweeping before their own
doors. It is time now for the
south to be reading moral lec
tures. It makes a big difference
as to whose gored is oxed.
The whole world has felt a
deep sympathy for head of the
Catholic church who is very
ill at Rome. His Holiness, Pope
Leo XIT, is 93 years of age, a
profound scholar and theologian,
a truly pious man, and one whc
is esteemed in and out of the
Catholic church We hope he
will be spared to his people and
to his church.
William E. Hearst, proprietoi
of the American of New York, is
being seriously considered foi
the Democratic presidential nom
ination. If Hearst is the nomzinee
there'll be '"something doing" for
the Republicans to beat him.
We believe Hearst is the besi
man the Democrats can put uI
to make a fight. Hearst does
not belong to the trusts.
The Io a Democrats have casi
aside the silver plank from theii
platform, which means they wil]
have no more of Colonel Bryan,
and Tammiany will back Willie
Hearst for the presidency. David
Bennet Hill, Grover Cleveland
and Judge Parker may have
seats on the grand stand and re
view the Democratic possession
as it marches on to victory,
while Billy Bryan, Baking Pow
der Stone and Henry Watterson
may commiserate with one an
Notwithstanding the short
sighted policy of the general as
sembly in not providing for ar
exhibit at St. Louis, Governo3
Hey-ward has not given up the
project by any means. He knows
the value of proper advertising
and is business man enough tc
realize that South Carolina is
sadly in need of just such adver
tising as the St. Louis exposition
will afford, therefore he is exert
ing every lawful means to have
the State represented at the
world's fair. It is no holiday
sentiment with the governor, but
a business proposition, founded
upon good business sense.
'The exposition at Charleston
has already brought in good re
sults, in the way of new indus
tries and capital invested, and
we believe with a proper display
of the State's resources at St.
Louis the results that will be at
taned therefrom will be far
greater than the cost. We need
more people, we need more
money, we need more enterprise,
all these things will be ours if we
but reach out for them and Gov
ernor Hey-ward is pointing out
the way for us. Let us follow
The constant discussion of the
negro question by some of the
daily newspapers has given that
question more importance than
it deserves, and if it continues,
we will be brought face to face
with a problem which will take
more than newspaper articles to
settle. The negro is contented,
then why make him discontented
by constantly reminding him of
his inferiority? When we say
the negro is inferior, he has pre
tended friends at the North
who take issue, with us,
an argument ensues, and the
negro becomes restive. Let
us let him alone, give him what
is justly his, and let us hold to
what is justly ours in the law,
and by right of superior birth,
without forever flaunting into
the negro's face what will be done
if he attempts to do those things
which he has not attempted to
that he is living in a white man's
country, and therefore he must
conform to white man's rule;
there are some few who would
seek social equality, but these
are very few, and these few only
seek social recognition where
they have been encouraged or
invited, either by word or act.
No negrn will attempt to seek
social recognition with the white
man, unless he has been encour
aged to do so by that white man,
and as long as white people con
duct themselves so as to forbid
the negro from entering socially,
just so long will the negro stz.y
away. In our opinion all of this
negro discussion is harmful and
it should be discontinued by the
press, and more attention
paid to racial separation by
the grand juries who have
power to expose and punish a
baneful form of social equality
known to exist. If there is more
attention to the breaking up of
this evil the white and negro race
would be well served by those
whose duty it is to watch out for
the public welfare.
STATE OF OHIO, CITY OF TOLEDO, f S
FRANK T. CHENEY makes oath that he is the
senior partner of the firm of F. J. CHENEY a
Co.. doing business in the city of Toledo. counti
and State aforesaid. andthat said firm will pay
the sum of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS fol
each and every case of Catarrh that cannot of
cured by the use of HALL'S CATARRH CURE.
FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in my pres
ence, this 6th day of December. A. D. 1886.
A. w. GLEASON.
SEAL Notary Public.
Halls Catarrh Cure is taken internally anc
acts directly on the blood and mucous surface.
of the system. Send for testimnoials. free.
,p. j. CHENEY & CO.. Toledo. 0.
Sold by druggists. 75c.
Hall's Family pills are the best.
New Zion Dots.
Editor The Manning Times:
What has become of John Slab?
Sheriff Davis passed through here or
the 4th. Fences need looking after ]
suppose. The boys over here will take
care of his fences when the time comes.
There is no news of any consequence
on this side and I merely write these
rambling lines to let people know we
are still alive.
Mr. editor, you ought to have beer
over here to help us doctor poultry; the
people were disappointed when you did
not show up on the 4th. Perhaps yot
have no political fences to look after.
Come over anytime you feel like it, and
we will do our best to entertain you.
There is a widower who resides not
far from Turbeville, thas has a habit
of going towards Spring Bank. BoyE
these old widowers are dangerous cat
tle and I advise you to keep a sharp
lookout, for they almost, usually, meat
About the new road from Manning tc
Sardinia, we would like the road wher
it gets to Sardinia to come straight
through to New Zion. I think then il
would be of advantange to the farmer
about here. I notice the writer fron:
Sardinia said a few weeks ago, it would
Ibe of advantage to the Pine Grove sec
tion, that Pine Grove raises fine crops.
I would like for him to know New Zior
raises as fine crops as any section in thE
county, and Puddin swamp is famous
for its tobacco. B.
Very Remarkable Cure of Diarrhoea.
i"About six years ago for the first time
imy lieIhad a sudden and severe at
tack of Diarrhoea," says Mrs. AlicE
Miller, of Morgan, Texas. I got tem
porary relief, but it came back agaix
and again, and for six long years I have
suffered more misery and agony than]
can tell. It was worse than death. M3
husband spent hundreds of dollars foi
physicians' prescriutions and treatmen1
without avail. Finally we moved tE
Bosue county, our present home, anc
one day 1 happened to see an advertise
ment of Chamberlain's Colic, Choleri
and Diarrhoea Remedy with a testimnon
ial of a man who had been eured by it
The case was so simular to -nine that]
concluded to try the remedy. The re
sult was wonderful. I could hardly re
alize that I was well again, or believe il
could be so after having suffered so long,
that one bottle of medicine, costing bul
a few cents, cured me." For saleb ThE
R. B. Loryea Drug Store, Isaac M. Lor
cattle of Fort Minis.
During the war of 1812 the Creek In
dians were specially active in trying tE
route the hated whites from the preseni
State of Alabama, and in the first hal:
of 1813 several notable battles were
fought between the settlers of thE
southern part of the State and thesE
Indians, and the outrag-es were so fre.
quent and dreadful thlat Gen. Clay
bourne ordered that a nuraber of troops
be distributed to various forts in thal
section so as to afford all possible pro
tection to the inhabitants. This force
of men, however, was utterly unable tE
to properly man one-third of the forti
necessary for defence.
One mile east of the A labama rive2
in Baldwin county was built a stockadE
inclosing one acre around the large
farm house of Samuel Mims. It was
constructed by the settlers of the vi.
cinity, assisted by some friendly half
breeds. Within the enclosure were
constructed several cabins and sheds
and an unfinished block-house. To.
ward the river was a dense swamp o.
canes with marshes and ravines which
extended for miles. On the opposite
side were woods also.
As soon as finished in July, a large
number of citizens gathered into thE
fort with provisions and their most val
uable movable effects. Maj. Beasley o:
the United States army was placed in
command with about 200 volunteers and
70 militia. He greatly weakened this
force, however, by sending severa]
small detachments to other stockades
several miles distant. The whole num
ber of officers, soldiers, whites, negroes
and friendly Indians now in Fort Mimi
was 553. Such a number crowded to
gether on so small a place, in the hoi
weather of July and August, caused
A large army of Indians under
Weatherford (a half-breed) advanced
about the middle of August to attack
the Tensas settlement. When in about
twenty miles of Fort Mims a negro es
caped from them and carried the news
of their approach to the fort. This
aroused the garrison to a strict watch
for several days, but the Indians failed
to appear and the activity of the garri
son soon abated.
On the 29th of August two young ne
groes were sent out to graze some cat
te. After a short absence they r-an
back to the fort and reported having
seen a squad of painted warriors.
Scouts were sent out but could find no
trace of the enemy. One of the ne
groes was whipped for giving "false
alarm," and on seeing the Indians the
next day under similar circumstances,
he fled to Fort Pierre, several miles
away. Mr. Fletcher, the owner of the
oter negro, refused to let his slave be
whipped and was ordered by Beasley to
remove himself and. family from the
fort by 10 o'clock the next day. On the
coming morning, rather than carry his
famly tormeet death at the hands of
cre aaes whom he believed to be
lurking near, he gave his consent that
his negro might be whipped. The lat
tr was tied to a post just before noon
to receive his punishment but the lash
was never applied. It was 12 o'clock
and the drum beat called the garrison
to dinner. The young men and women
under a shade near by and the children
were playing in the yard.
At the sound of the drum-beat a thou
sand savage warriors rushed up from
the canebrake. The gate could not be
closed because recent rains had washed
sand against it. Maj. Beasley, sword
in hand, was first to fall while trying to
shut the gate, and after wounded unto
death called to his men to rally and
make a strenuous resistance. Heroic
effort on his part at this time deserves
commendation, but it came too late to
atone for his past negligence and to
save the hundreds of lives entrusted to
his care. Only two hours before the
attack he had written headquarters
that he could hold the fort against any
number of the enemy.
When the Indians first entered the
gate, five of their warriors were shot
down. This tended to abate their ar
dor, for they believed their prophets
immune to the bullets of the whites.
However, their warriors were quickly
rallied by their leaders. After two
hours' desperate fighting some of the
Indians became tired of it and plun
dered the part of the fort in their pos
session and carried off the effects cap
tured. Weatherford overtook them
and delivered a stirring address which
turned them tD the fort again. Weath
erford always claimed afterward that
he exerted his influence, but to no
avail, to- prevent the slaughter of
women and children.
No prisoners were taken except a
few half-breeds. About 15 of the 553
made miraculous escapes by dashing
through the ranks of the Indians and
reached Fort .3toddard. At five o'clock
in the afternoon not a white man, wo
man or child was alive in the fort and
not until four days afterward was one
of the bodies buried.
Strange to say a negro woman was
first to reach Fort Stoddard. The oth
ers that escaped reached there four or
five days later and their escape reads
like a romence.
The above bit of history was told to
me sometime ago while on the cars be
tween Mobile and Mongomery by Col.
Miller, author of "Miller's History of
Alabama." The train passed in about
three hundred yards of the spot where
the fort stood but a clump of woods ob
structed my view of the field.
I have reproduced for the benefit of
Clarendon's school students of history,
some of whorm I often think of with
pleasure. LIZZIE POUNCY.
Loryea's Drrg Store Will Buy It Back.
You assume no risk when you buy
Chamberlain's, Colic Cholera and Diar
rhoea Remedy. -Loryea's Drug Store
will refund your money if you are not
satisfied after using it. It is everywhere
admitted to be the most successful rem
edy tn use for bowel compiaints and the
only one that never fails. It is pleasant,
safe and reliable.
It's foolish to cast your bread upon
the waters when they are so many hun
gry men to whom you right hand it.
It's difficult to convince a man that
his wife doesn't love hh in the same
old way as long as she continues to go
through his pockets.
A 3urgical Operation
is always dargerous-do not submit to
the surgeon's knife until you have tried
DeWitts Witch Hazel Salve. It will
cure when everything else fails-it has
done this in shousands of cases. Here
is one of themi: I suffered from bleeding
and protruding piles for twenty years.
Was treated by different specialists and
used rpiany remedies, but obtained no re
lief until I used DeWitt's Witch Hazel
Salve. Two boxes of this salve cured
me eighteen months ago and I have not
had a touch of the piles since.-H. A.
Tisdale, Summerton, S. C. For Bliind,
Bleeding, Itching and Protruding Piles
no remedy egqaals DeWitt's Witch Hazel
Salve. Sold by The R. B. Loryea Drug
The averag:e man would rather take
a chance on being ruined by prosperity
than by adversity.
Happy is the man who is married to
lea n a h paowoman who did not take her cooking
This has lcng been regarded as one of
the most fatal diseases to which infants
are subject. It can be cured, however,
when properly treated. All that is nec
essary is to give Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy and cas
tor oil, as directed with each bottle, and
a cure is certain. For sale by The R.
B. Lorvea Drng Store, Isaac M. Loryea,
Bear theThe Kind Ylou Have Always Bought
W R E N YOU COME
TO TOWN CALL AT
Which is fitted up with an
eye to' the comfort of his
enstomers... .. ..
IN A LL STYLES,
* S IIAV IN(IAND
SH A MPOOING
D'one wit neatness an
A cor'iai invitation
J. L. WELLS.
I Maning Times Block.
New Tailoir Shop.
I have opened a new Tailor Shop in
the building on corner opposite Hotel
CIani[ aid lipairi:s[ a igciady
Come and give me a tria!. I give
good work and guarantee satisfaction.
Manning, S. C.
F~IRE, LIFE, ACCIDENT .&
Tailor= Made Clothing.
FIT G'C AR ANTEED.
A FULL LINE OF SAMPLES.
Ready-Made Suits, Mackin
toshes and Raini Coats.
J. L. WILSON.
FIFTY DOLLARS for a ten acre lot
on EASY PA~YMvENTS.
For terms and booklet address
THE CUBA REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATION,
27 Obispo street,
Commencing Friday, July 10th, I will sell my
entire stock at
S It should not be long before my new store on
the Levi block will be ready, and rather than to
move my large stock of Furniture I propose to
sell it at
Reduced Prices N
Sand save the expense of movin'g.
Don't miss this opportunity to buy your Furni
ture at almost a song.
A beautful line of Bedroom Suits.
A great variety of Odd Dressers and
Two carloads of Chairs.
A great assortment of Bed Springs.
A whole stock -of the finest Mattresses,
Wardrobes; Kitchen Safes, Sideboards.
Over 25 Baby Carriages and Go-Carts.
N, . ROCKERS,
ETC., ETC., ETC.
All Goods Guaranteed First-Class.
t S. L. KRASNOFF, R
THE FURNITURE MAN.
P. ERVIN. W. E. JENKINSON. R. D. CLARK.
R. D. CLARK, Manager.
THE PEOPLE'S TOBACCO WAREHOUSE COMPANY
esires to extend thanks to the tobacco farmers of this section for
~he liberal patronag given the company the ar00MPANr.
LAR as Manager. Mr. Clark will devote his best efforsi ob
H IG HEST PR ICES
Ags ain thanking you for past favors and trusting that you will
:avor us in the future, we are
PEOPLE'S TDBACCO !AREHOUSE CO.
R. D. CLARK, Manager.
P. S.---The People's Tobacco Warehouse will be
open for business about July 8.
AH l- DOLL ARS.
This you can do by seeing and buying from our large stock of
f all styles and best quality. We have a house full of them and
aust make room for our fall stock.
If it is A NICE BUGGY you want at a right price we have
t. If it is a serviceable FARM WAGON, we can supply you and
Iarnt HARNEsS we qubought the best assortment ever shown
ere and have the
Prices to Suit You.
We make good all we say, so you cannot afford to stay away
in need of anything in our line.
A Host of Satisfied Customers,
Com mto see us vwhethe you buy or not, you wil feel better.
WV. P. IIAWKINS & Co.
We wish to thank our friends for their prompt response to our request fora
part of their trade. They have come in such goodly numbers that we have not,
just now, tmtowrite out in detail all that we have in stock
You will find in our store a full and complete line of
Drugs, Medicines. andmSundries.
We thank you for your kindness. We are here to serve your best interest.
CAPERS & CO., Propr's,
THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG STORE,
SUMMERTON, S. C.
But Still in the Fight.
My stock is badly broken on account of the heavy spring
rade, but my stock is still complete on the following goods:
Housebuilders' Supplies, Paints and Oils.
A large stock of the best Stoves.
Cream Freezers and Water Coolers,
Hammocks and Fly Traps.
Don't forget to take a look at my Flues. They are
just like every other good, heavy and well-made flue;
the only difference is -they are sold much cheaper, thus
making it to your interest to give me your order.
A big and well assorted stock of
Paris Green and Bellows, Thread and
Wire, Thermometers and Lanterns.
I'he best Baskets for gathering the tobacco.
Yours for business,
J. F- DICKSON,
Next Door to Levi's.
Look to Your Interest.,
Here we are, still in the lead, and why suffer with your eyes when you.-.
.an be suited with a pair of Spectacles with so little trouble? We carry tbe
Celebrated HA ES Sgectacles and Glasses,
Whih ware offerisai very cheap, from 25c to $2.50 and Gold Frames at $3
IGREAT JULY SALEE
and White Goods ..
- NOW GOING ON.
Don't buy goods'-that have been in
stock all the season and possibly last
year's goods, and you have seen them
before. But come to us and buy what.
We get in a new line every week.
On Levi Block
Fifty White Duck Hats for Ladies,
just the thing for picnics, etc.
* ~ Itig none:to lriiy -
THE SUCCESSFUL PLANTER
FERTILIZES HIS LANDS..
The Virginia-arolina Chemik Goe
'Manufactures the best Farti~Srsafid,