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MANNING. S. C., FEB. 21, 1906.
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TILLMAN WANTS JUSTICE AND HE
SHOULD GET IT.
, . In yesterday's Columbia State
appears an interview with Sena
tor Tillman on the issues of this
summer's campaign. It is evi
dent, . the .Senator intends to
make the coming primary any
thing but a listless one, and it is
also evident that he is going to
throw the whole force of his
great influence into the effort to
resusitate the dying State dis
pensary. A great many of the
Senator's admirers differ with
him on the liquor issue, and they
'would much rather he make his
.caripaign fot r6-election on na
tonal issues, and leave the.
qiuior, question for those who
.re running for State offices, but
Senitor Tillman, no doubt feels
i incumbent upon himself to
stand.by- the institution he in
augurated, and he will do so, re
gardless of consequences there
eanbe no doubt, as the follow
ing utterance clearly -indicates::
"It'is up to the people now," says
Senator Tillman concerning the cLis
Spensary situation, "and there will be
a -ho time 'next summer." he declares
The-Senator, who has been ill for
the past several days, got out of bed
this morning, contrary to advice, and
went to the capitol. He seemed to be
16aded up, not on Ithe product of the
dfspansary and the distilleries, but on
the subject of both, for he actually got
up in the senate during the pure food
disgnssion and gave a lecture on good
whiskey and bad whiskey, how to
make it and how to secure its blessings
to ourselves and our children. But it
was in liis office that he talked very
freely and with his usual fire and vim
upon the South Cai'olina situation.
"The campaign will be three corn
ered," says he. "There will be three
distinet elements-at least I propose to
inake it that way if can, and I think it
will have to be that.way. There will
be the-ad.vocates of the State dispen
sary- and these, of course, want' the
Brice law repealed. There, will be
thocse who want local option of either
county ~dispensary - r- prohibition.
Theni there-wvill be those wo.gn .a
third.option, either dispensary, $tohi
-bieionor -high license"
"'And where do you stand?"
-."t stand," .he answered severely,
"just. where I have always stood,
squarely for the dispensary, for the.
State dispensary, but if any county
does not want a dispensary,-if the ma
jo'rity of the people vote against having
one, I am not in favor of forcing one
on- them and never have been--only
this. I or anybody else who believes in
havino- things done honestly and
squarely don't want any such law as
the Brice law, which disfranchises one
third of the people."1
The Senator was asked how the issue
would be so narrowly defined."
"Why every man who offers himself
for the legislature ought to be forced
and he will be forced, to come out
squarely and declare himself one way
oranother and, mind you, and when he
does. declare himself I want him to
stick to in like a -man and like an
honest man. If he is a prohibitionist
and wants to down the dispensary, let
hfm stand up for his convictions and
not be* entering into dirty bargains
with high license men; and vice versa,
if he is a high license man, I respect a
high license man if he is honest and
open and- above board, but let him
stick out for high license and not be
dickering with proheibitionists. I want
some straightforward. 2onest, open
and aboye board politics itt South Car
olina and I want the people to' decide
this matter themselves."
*THE PEOPLE SHOULD WAEE U?.
*From now until the May con
vention the people will have an
opportunity to look - about them
and-consider the matter of se
lecting those who are to be in
trusted with party a if a ir s.
There- is great need for reforma
tion along the line. The primary
machinery is as much in need of
reformation as any other institu
tion which has to do with the
niaking up of our government.
If the people want a clean gov
ernment they must interest
themselves in the ground work;
they- must take an active part in
the reorganization of the party,
and this they cannot do if they
rem away from their club
m~etings. It is the duty of every
citizen to attend his club meet
ing, anid have a voice in the se
lection of delegates to the county
convention which sends dele
gates to the State -convention
'the body which makes the laws
governing our primary system.
If the people take no part in the
initiative they are forced to abide
the consequences of their own
indifference, and 'thereby will
have to continue bearing with
the ills they are complaining of..
We sincerely hope when the
clubs are called together for re
organization the same interest
will be taken as was taken in
1890'when the issues were strong
and well defined. There is go
reason why this interest cannot
be taken without passion--let
the people come together coolly
and deliberately work for clean
election methods, and -a clean
government. . If they will do so,
we feel sure there will be an end
to scandal, a- condition which has
been daily held up to public
Then again, it is absolutely
nec-ssaty, the people should
take a lively interest in our po
litical methods, in order that
they may secure the services of
their best men for the different
psitins that their prmnety
assessments may be intelligently
and equitably adjusted, so that
every man will pay his just
proportion of taxes and no more,
but if we stand indifferently by
we will have ourselves alone to
blame if the present conditions
Congressman George S. Le
ga're has recently been touring
the West, and the press accounts
of his speeches show that he set
the wild and wooly West on fire
with his eloquence. Mr. Legare
was the guest of the Lincoln
Club in Michigan, and it is said
he was the first Democrat to
speak at their board. He dis
cussed the race issue, and where
ever he went the papers are
singing his praizes. If all of our
Southern Representatives would
profit by the example set by
Legare, the South would be bet
ter understood, and the sectional
hatred-breeder be put - out of
The large sum of -of money
flowing from the dispensary into
its city treasury, has had a very
softening influence on the policy
of the Sumter Item, and it would
not surprise us in the least to
find that newspaper whooping
it up the coming summer for
Tillman, and the other advocates
of the State dispensary. Of
course, this may depend some
what on who Senator Tillman
will back for Governor. If the
Senator will back Manning, we
will look for the Item to fly at
its masthead Tillman and the
State dispensary banner, and if
the Senator is backing some
other candidate for Governor it
may be different.
If what Representative Whaley
of Chailestor, says .rue, and
we believe him, Senator Till
man has been misinformed in
that matter of making a "dirty
bargain," for it turns out,
instead of a "dirty bargain"
made with the Charleston dele
gation, it was a member of that
delegation who sacrificed Char
leston's wishes, and interests,
rather than accept what he re
garded a dishonorable proposi
tion from the advocates of the
State dispensary. Therefore the
Senator's assertion of a "dirty
bargain" made to pass the Mor
gan bill through the House was
either based upon false informa
ion, or it is the cry of "stop
thief" to divert the attention of
The legislature has wiped the
sweat from its brow. taken off
its apron, drawn its pay, closed
up shop and quit doing nothing.
The most important piece of
legislation was the pay drawing.
We do not think a single mem
ber can be charged with neglect
of duty, dodging, straddling or
evading the issue of pay certi
fcates. They all'got ther'n.
What.did the people get? A
tax levy about the same as lost
year, a whole lot of dispensary
buncombe, and the wiping out
of Hub Evans as chairman of the
State board. The dispensary is
unchanged except in the per
sonnel of the board of directors.
The politicians would not per
ait any change, they wanted an
issue which will give them, with
Senator Tillman's aid, someth
ing to ride -in the coming
summer's campaign. Just watch
the me-toos this summer. Sena
tor Tillman will come before the
people and he will make the
liquor question the issue, then a
number of those wanting. to be
governor, but who have always
cespised Tillman, will catch his
cat-tails. We doubt if there 'will
be one original Tillman admirer
in the list of candidates favoring
the State dispensary; on the
other hand, there is likely to be
several Tillman-haters wanting
to profit by Tillman's arguments
n the stmmp. In our opinion,
the coming conflict may show u.p
return of Tillman to the United
States Senate, but we do not be
ieve his tail-swingers will suc
eed. Tillman may .be able to
have himself elected, but he can
at, nor has he ever been able
o have anybody else elected.
he man who goes before the
people with a clear-cut local op
bion platform will win, and the
man who andvocates the State
iispensary will lose, and the
illman salt cannot save him.
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At the lastgne'eting of the teachers
in Manning, Febrtrary 17th, 1906, the
ittendance was fairl'y good, the follow
ing being present:. 1
Misses Niya Owens, Octavia Dove,
Eate E. Plowden, Blanche Ivy, Vir-1
rinia DuRant, Mary Mellette, and Mr.1
T. C. Daniel-Manning.I
Misses Pauline M. Evans, Mary Plow
len, and Mr. H. W. Mitehum-Jordan.
Misses Annie Laurie Wise, Ida El- <
Misses Emma Mellette, Virginiaj
Miss Frank Hodge, Foreston. (
.-Miss Martha D. Riley, Pinewood. I
Miss Maggie McFaddin, DuRant.
Miss Mary Witherspoon, Oakland. <
Miss Mau<.Gregory~, New Zion. <
Mr. - Roland, Turbeville.
Mi .EN~as, the delegate to Rock
Kill, ave~a report of the meeting,
Lfter which Miss Riser having resigned1
L new secretary was elected in her
lace. Mr. Daniel then gave a talk on
the importance of the reading course
and discussed forcibly the importance
of having live teachers in the county.t
Nearly all of the teachers present
consented to take the reading course. t
Superintendent Holladay - suggested
that we ask Prof. Wardlow of the
South Carolina College to be with us-~ C
at the next meeting. Mr. Holladay was I
appointed as a committee of one to
invite him. He will Probably come.
The next meeting will be on Saturday I'
March 17, 1906, at 11:30, p. mr.
PRESENTMENT OF GRAND JURY FORI
FEBRUARY TERM OF COURT 1906.
To His Honor Judge Ernest Gary Judge
We report that we have considered
and passed upon all bills of indictment
We have appointed the following
committees to report at the next term
of term: J. C. Baker, R'. D. Cothran
and W. R. Davis to examin. she county
D. S. Wheeler, J. K. Johnson, J. E
Hill and A. E. Felder to look after the
chaingang and to look into the working
of the road machine.
We visited the jail and found it well
kept. We again recommend that all
the cells be floored to protect prisoners
from cemented floors.
We herewith attach a paper handed
us by Magistrate J. P. Turbeville, and
recommend that Solicitor look into
same and take whatever action neces
We also call the attention of the
court to the bad condition of roads and
bridges throughout the county and
urge that the supervisor and board of
commissioners give them better atten
We thank your Honor for the clear
and comprehensive charge given and
courtesies shown us.
Allthe above is respectfully sub
mitted by the Grand Jury.
J. C. BAKER,
Turbeville, S. C., Feb. 10th, 1906.
To the Grand Jury of Clarendon Coun
ty for 1906.
I beg to bring the following charges
against one J. S. Sellers:
The State vs J. P. Turbeville, Luther
Coker and W. M. B. Roberson, charged
with trespass after notice.
The State vs J. P. Turbeville. Mrs.
Janie Turbeville, and Thomas Turbe
ville, Cl.emence Turbeville, Luther
Turbeville, charged with breach of the
The above two cases was called for
trial on the 15th day of April 1905, and
compromised on that day and the costs
paid, which was six dollars and fifty
cents. And the witnesses to prove the
same are S. C. Turbeville, and C. H.
Castine, and there is no account of this
amount being turned over to the county
treasurer as the' law provides.
JAMES P. TURBEVILLE,
Also on the 29th day of August 1905,
the said J. S. Sellers and his constable,
B. M. Hardy, did arrest one Sam Mc
Kenzie, Jr., at a picnic at the Mother
Church in Clarendon county without
any warrant, charging him with drunk
enness and disorderly conduct, and the
said Magistrate fined him five dollars
and has failed to turn that in to the
county treasurer as the law pr6vides in
Witnesses to prove .the above are,
Adger Barrineau, Daniel Green, Sam
All the above is respectfully pre
JAMES P. TURBEVILLE,
The case of the State against Charles
F. Jenkinson, charged with murder
had just begun- when we went to press
last week, and' throughout the entire
trial unusual interest was manifested,
the crowds white and black lingered
in the court room, bent upon hearing
every word. The prisoner had. per
mitted his beard to grow, and this was
the only marked change we could dis
cover about him. In the court room
was also the wife and child, the mother
and the brothers of the prisoner, so
was also the parents of the prisoners
wife, naturally deeply interested. At
he very outset it was manifest the de
ence would rely upon the plea of in
anity, and Captain W. C. Davis had
horoughly prepared himself. -He con
ucted the cross and dirict examina
tions in a very skillful manner. The
ase could not have been managed
ore adroitly nor with more ability.
soicitor Wifson as is usual with him
~vatched every move of the defence,
ad so presented the State's case that
the audience was almost unanimous in
the opinion the jury would return an
mfavorable verdict for the defendant,
specially after the judge had made his
harge which was, without a doubt,
the most forceful presentation of the
raw we ever have heard in the court
ouse. It was a masterful argument
for the State, and at the same time not
a single comment on the facts was
The defendant was well represented.
. Oliver O'Bryan of the firm of Woouds
e O'Bryan, opened for the defence,
ad in a calm, deliberate and im
ressive manner went over the evi
ence applied the facts to the
sanity theory, and argued well to s'us
tain his position, and many were the
He was followed bhy J. J. Cantey,
Esq.. of Summerton, for the State. Mr.
antey discussed the State's position
in a learned, and sometimes eloquent
naner. He of course, endeavored to
break down the theory of insanity and
took the position that temporary in
sanity brought on by the use of whis
key was no excuse in law, and should
not be. It would be dangerous to pub
ic safety. He made a good argu'ment.
Mr. Cantey was followed by J. M.
Woods, Esq., for the defence, who has
frequently been heard in public, and
has made a reputation as a ready talk
r. Mr. Woods began his speech by ex
rlaiming, that "Mr. Cantey was either
intoxicated on liquor, or he was intoxi
rated with the exuberance of his own,
verbosity.'' He took up the testimony
f the doctors and eloquently dwelt
upon the- delirium tremens theory,
.eguing that a man was, when under
he influence o~f -.delirium tremens, his
ind was diseased. and therefore irres
ponsible in law. He went over the en
tire testimony, -drew his conclusions
d pres'ented them well.
Then came Captain W. C. Davis, tl.e
Leading counsel for the defence, -n
with sledge-hammer blows he erAn'v
red to establish by argument a wa'1 of
protection for his client. He argued
from all of the testimony,and contended
that from the State's witnesses it was
roven that Charles F. Jenkinson at
he time he shot and killed James
Roberson, was suffering with delirium
~remens, 'and was therefore, a crazy
an, and could not be held responsible
or the crime. Captain Davis. made a
sapital and ingenious defense, both in
he examinations and in his argument.
Solicitor Wilson closed for ti/'State.
t is hardly necessary to say here, how
ie conducted the State's case. Not a.
noveent of the defense, was over
oked, and every point contested to its
tnost detail. The Solicitor's argu
nent was one of the best we have..ever.
ieard from him. It was clear-cut, force-~
i, and his clinging- so cl.>sely' o the
~vidence was an appeal for law and
rder, which no doubt made a .deep im
ression upon the hearts of sorn0~ of the
We have already men'tioned Judge
ary's charge, and we repest, it avas a
ieart-sinker to the defense.
The jury went to their room Thurs
ay afternoon about 5 o'clock, and be
ame dead-locked until 9 o'clock Friday
nrning, when His Honor had them
rought -out, and he made the usual
nquiries agto whether there was any
robabilitof apf~ agreemet. This was
Lnswered in the negative, whereupon
ie ordered a mistrial to go upon the
W learned from one of the jury that
hat nine were idr acquittal and'three
rere for murder. The same juryman
old us a compromise verdict might
iave been reached-.
In the case of Robert pickerson,
~harged with attempting to poison the
amily of Dr. P. M. Sally at Pinewood.
. motion for a new trial was refused
und Dickerson was sentenced for two
rears on chaingang. -
Enoch Singleton and July- Nelson
-ae wit mm-der were -.cqnitied.
Richard Furman Andrews pleaded
guilty to housebreaking and larceny.
sentenced to six months in the Stae
Session Johnson convicted of house
breaking and larceny sentenced to one
year in State Reformatory.
. David Williams burglary and larceny
convicted and sentenced to 18 months.
Marion Smith assault with intent to
ravish, was continued.
James Lang, violation of the dispen
sary law, acquitted. During the argu
ment in this case Mr. Dul-tant one of
the attorneys for the defense, used
language which reflected strongly upon
Mr. Scarborough one of the witnesses
who is a State constable that assisted
in the arrest of Lang. Mr. Scarbor
ough objected to the language used by
counsel and denianded the court's pro
tection. The next morning Mr. Du
Rant made a statemeat to the court
with regard to the incident, and said
--without any solicitation on the part of
Mr. Scarborough or anybody else he
desired to make to proper amends."
The case against Lee, or Ward. con
victed of abduction, we are informed
that his sentence is one year on the
chaingang without the alternative of
paying a fine. Therefore if this man
is brought back to Clarendon he will
have to "do time" on the public works
of the county for a peiiod of twelve
months. The cash bond of $300 was
forfeited when he failed to appear, and
this money goes into the general fund
of the county, so whether Lee or Ward
or whatever his real name is,
brought back or not the county is the
gainer by $300, and the little girl
whom he abducted is safe with. her
The civil side opened Monday. At
best it is tne dry side of the.court.
Cases tried were as follows:
E. Lester Webb against the Atlantic
Coast Line, damages for delaying trunk
of samples, $150. Verdict for the plain
tiff, $125. J. H. Lesesne, attorney for
plaintiff; Wilson & DuRant, for de
EugeniaF. Rhame and otherg against
Martba J. Hodge and others, recovery
of land. W. C. Davis, for plaintiff; Wil
son & DuRant, for defendant. Verdict
Clarendon County against A. Levi
and S. J. Bowman, treasurer, to re
cover $198, paid for school charts after
the trustees of district No. 5 forbid the
payment, Wilson & DuRant and J. H.
Lesesne for the trustees and county,
Jos. F. Rhame for the defendants. No
jury in this case.
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"Don't you know," said one of his
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"He's always wagging his tae."
Honor Roll Davis Station School.
The following pupils are on the honor
-oll for the past month: James Aycock,
Raomi Bryant, Wilson Childers, Ada
ohnson, Annie Lee Shorter and Cam
nie Shorter. Ida Ellisor, principal.
Bars Ze The Kind You Have Always Bought4
A Terrible Mistake.
There are women who are smart and :
intelligent, yet they labor under the
delusion that no man can tell them. a
lie and look them straight in the eye
at the same ti~me.-Mansfield News.
Joy's recollection Is no longer joy
while sorrow's memory is saorrow still.-- g
Ber o The Kind You Have Always Bought
BAE. It okSmnt osaes
NO sANbyDNOURA E Sumro S.C
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Who liong~- 0oug .
This remdy is fmous fo itSe
a lrgepar ofthecivlizd wrld
alwas bedepededupon' Itcen
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givn a cofidnty t a abyas o
i To the Public:
Inasmuch as the new Pharmacopoeia became- official
September 1, 1905, and there are a number of radical
changes in the strength of potent tinctures th.erein. we
think it wise to acquaint our physician friends with the
nature of these changes, in order that they may familiar
ize themselves with the changed dosages. In so .far as
possible tho recommendation of the Brussels' Qonference
as to the strength of potent remedies has been foilowed,
and we now have three classes of tinctures, Viz:
Potent Tinctures of 10 per
Aconite........ . . ........formerly 35 per cent.
Belladona Leaves...... .......... "
Cannabis Indica................." 15
Capicum..... .......... ........... 5
Colchicum Seed.................." 15 "
Digitalis....................... "- 15 "
Gelseminum.................... " 15 "
Hydrastis...................... " 20 "
Hyoscyamus ...................." 15 "
Lobelia........................ 20 -
Psanotia ..... .............. .. " 15 "
Physosg a....................." 15 "
Squill.......................... " 15 "
Stramonium...................... " 15 "
Strophanthus ..................." 5
Veratrum ......................" 10
Tinctures of 2a per cent.
Calumba..... formerly 10 per cent.
Cardamon...." 10 "
Quassia. .. 10
Tolu........... .................10 "
Gambier Compound, Catechu Com
pound 5 per cent... .........formerly 10 per cent.
Kino 5 per cent... ... ... "c 10 I
Sweet Orange Peel 50 per cent..... " 20 "
Syrupus Ferri lodidi 5 per cent..... " 10 "
In writing for the above tinctures it might be well to
specify U. S. P. 1900.
D. 0. RHAME,
Summerton S. C
1 .... . I
J. L. McLEODi
Successor to J. W. McLEOD,
i Levi Block, - - MANNIING, S. C.
At Cost,_At Cost.
.All Winter o ds .Iwt go AT COST to
make room for our ne Siig stock.
When we oly AT COST we mean what ~
we say, so give us atriaf?
Sale BeginsNow! !
Some rare bargains NeiJ they last. .
Our buyer is now in th&.Northern mar
kets with the cash purchsing his new
Spring stock and when he fY iras he ex
pects to surprise the Clarendgfi eople with'
some of the best bargains *ever placed be
fore the public.;
No matter what you want~ what price -
you want topy, come toi suand- get -
our prices. We b~4ere to safisfy. ..
very truly, E
. L. McLEOD.I
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In one of our show Windows you will
see a beautiful Hand-painted
I China Dinner Set1
Fourty-two Pieces, which will be given free
to any one of my customers who holds the
lucky number. We will give a coupon for
every twenty cents purchase made at our
store, which entitles the holders to a chance
at this Set. Don'tf6rget to see it, and have
us explain, and if you are looking for
I Bargains inI
SHOES, HATS, CAPS, SHIRTS, HEAVY UN
DERWEAR OR 6ENTS' FURNISHIN6S.
of any kind, come to see us before you 61w.
Money saved is money made. We especialiY1
invite your attention to our Line of *
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KRASNFFa MERCANTILE CO.
you make a wise decision, for this is
the only place in.town that sells bet
ter goods for less money.
A beautiful lot of
- in Madras and Open Work Linens just
received, worth from 20c to 25c a
yard. You can have them at 10c
50 pieces 36-inch Percales in light
colors; others sell same at 12t-c. It
is yours for
9c. a Yard.
20 pieces of best Chambrays, in all
* 10c. a Yard.
200 pieces of Embroidery and Ini
sertions to match at 5, 6, 7k, 10, 12j,
16, 18 and 25c yard.
5 Be Wise
-and spend your money where youge
your money's worth.