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MINsTER WARNS AGADEST UNHOLY
The sermon preached by Di
Howard Lee Jones at the Citad(
Square Baptist Church last Sur
day night, should have the effec
of causing good citizens to cor
sider well before they cast thei
votes on August 17th for prohl
in that city can only mean a d(
fiance of law. Mr. Jones spok
the truth when he warned hi
hearers that prohibition in Chai
leston at this time, would be
screaming farce." it would b
even worse. A would have th
effect of that city's losing th
respect of the rest of the Stat(
because it would be regarde
The prevailing sentiment i
South Carolina is favorable t
prohibition, but thinking me
who are not in the popular ban
wagon, and not trying to gc
there, want prohibition oni
when there is astrong possibilit
of getting a sincere prohibitio
sentiment to back it; this cias
is not of the sort who claim it
duty to vote prohibition regarc
less of consequences, the respor
sibility for the results they pt
upon God. Doctor Jones voice
the feeling of sincere Prohibi
tionists when he cautions Proh
bitionists against an unholy a
liance, and by it bring about
worse moral condition than exist
now. He is not one who woul
shirk a responsibility and palh
the result off on God. Di
Jones appreciates the pos
tion he occupiw before Got
.He knows that when th
Creator made man, he er
dowed him with hand and brair
these agencies were to be use
for His glory, and the bettermer
of mankind. In the use of tha
brain he must not shirk his dut
as acitizen, but do those thing
which circumstances. conditionl
and environments will best pel
mit of. and from which the mos
good will obtain. Therefore,i
conditions in Charleston are a
Doctor Jones believes them i
be, and many who are not cit
zens of Charlestor. know them t
be, he manifests a proper cor
eeption of his duty toGod, whe
he tells those people that a vol
for prohibition in that city is
vote for liquor.
There are many who will cor
dem~n the pastor of the Citad4
Square Baptist Church, and ca:
him traitor to the prohibitio
cause, but not so, the positio
taken by this eminent divine wi
be approved by those who hay
a proper conception of actul
-religion, even if ithas not. ten
porarily, the backing of populai
i4y If voting Charleston int
prohibition by the blind tige
forces means anything othe
than to have unbridled lawless
ness, then the action of the illici
dealers in lionor is misundel
stood. How can sincere and ser
sible Prohibitionists consent I
be pwrties to such an alliance
They must know these me
would not be urging the destru<
tion of the liquor trafiic, if the
did not see it was to their at
-vantage. Oh, says the Proh
bitionist, "with the consi
quences I have nothing to do,
leave them to God." That is a
easy *ay to relieve the min
outwardly, but it will be ghot
to come back and haunt. Ther
is not a Prohibitionist in Chaa
leston who has any hop~e of
prohibitory law being enforce
in that city, not even as well a
the present poorly enforced dia
pensary law: it is known that tih
illicit dealers .are actively a
work for prohibition, what
this for, if not because
screaming farce" is expected (
prohibition in that city? Then
by a vote of the people, a city
to have a law that is "a screan
ing farce," what attitude befor
God do these people have wh
could have avoided such a cor
dition, but instead of using tt
talent which God endowed thei
with for His glory, and the bel
terment of mankind, they knot
ingly shifted the consequence
on Him, but not the responsibi
ity; God will hold them respor
sible, for bringing about a cor
dition they knew would not ten
to His glory.
Dr. Jones said: "If I conside
that a prohibitory law in Chaa
leston will make it more lawles
I would regard myself as trail
rous to my creed, and to all
hold dear if I allowed mysel:
bor the sake of appearances, t
be forced into voting for it.
Spoken like a man and ministea
how much more does such a
utterance appeal to mind an
heart, than the snivelling r<
fusal to note conditions and fac
consequences. It means thi
Doctor Jones appreciates hi
position as a servant ot God an
realizes his responsibility to Hin
He received his orders from hi
Captain to tight,and conquer sii
and when he makes his repo:
there will be nothing in it, reat
ing, "I worked for and with th
to secure a prouiton law for
Charleston. but the responsibil
ity for it- ugly consequences I
. left to you, Captain." Instead
. there will be a report which will
read. "I foresaw tie evil conse
. quences of an alliance with vice
and sin, knew that with the con
ditions existing the standard of
morality would be lowered and
work for the glorification of
God would be retarded. so I
gave the forces at my com
mand orders to make a flank
n movement on the enemy and
hold him in abeyance, until
the proper time when the
ramparts could be captured and
the white flag of purity could be
raised with unspotted hands.
there to remain."
Doctor Jones' sermon was a
courageous utterance. The min
istry of Charleston had joined
the popular clamor for prohibi
tion regardless of consequences.
arguing it a moral question. but
- Jones. because it is a moral
question, warns his people of the
gifts being borne by the illicit
t whiskey dealers, and advises
them to bear the ills they now
r have rather than aid in bringing
upon themselves a plague.
Az Easter Symposium
Editor The Mamning Times:
Dear Sir: Your issue of July 14th
contains Mr. Biancbard's promised
e --bow out' of the Easter discussion, and
e an implied confession of his inability to
e work division problems by multiplica
tion: but the manner of his exit i so
unsatisfactory, that 1 must ask you to
insert, for the benefit of vour
readers, one last statement. of
C the case from the triumphant
party in the controversy We expected
some apology for the most offensive ep
a ithets used in regard to the greatest of
I all christian festivals: and naturally we
t waited an explanation of his oft, re
peated sarcastic allusions to what M r.
Blanchard erroneously imagined was mv
7 own description of my "Scholarly'. re
a ply: but which in truth was the editor's.
s Again, we looked for an answer to each
of the following twelve questions:
1. Was Chrvsostomon the scene in a
controversy settled 23 years before his
' 2. Was Chrysostom ever at any time
in his life, a member of the Roman
3. Will Mr. B!anchard from his
- many devout leaders of the church at
. the begining of the second century,
name one single protestant?
4. Was the IC-11 version of the Holy
S Bible the work of a Set of church of
d England clergymen?
5 Does the word Easter occur in the
eleven earlier versions of the Bible.
published before the A. V. of 1611?
L 6. Can he name one pagan rite in
L corporated into the Easter service as
e conducted in church today?
'. Will he now, clearly and without
evasion acknowledge, or deny the visit
4 of Polvcarp to Anicetus in 159 A. D. ?
8. S;eeing that Easter or Pascha was
t known and observed by St. Paul, St.
Peter, St. Philip. and St. John, does
Mr. Blanchard still call it of "neither
7 apostollic precept nor example"?
S 9. What induced the early christian
-~ to swap the original Biblical name, the
.Lord's day, on the first day of the week
fraprly pagan word, Sunday?
A swe know from the closing
I chapters of the Acts of the Apostle that
s St-Pauls's veryr last appearance at Jeru
salem was to The Feast, and compare
SActs 20-16 can we trust Mr.Blanchard's
linterpretation of the word, when he in
o correctly affirms that "The Apostle
- ceased to attend the Jewish feast in
their later i-ears"?
1L. Was'Neander(born 1789:died 1850
e within the memory of your older read
a ers) an early father, co-temporary with
Ireneaus and Ignatius? Mr-. Bilanchard
was only 23 years in error with regard
to Chry-sostomt but he is exactly one
thousand, seven hundred and ten years
iout of his reck-oning as to Neander.
a12. Is Mr. Blanchard justitied in
aclaiming Chrysostom as the authority of
eight lines, quoted from Enc. Britt: but
certainly not from Chrysostom.
e Discussion with a controversalist, who
d unable to extricate himself from the
. laring mistakes he has made as indi
cated by these twelve unanswered ques
'tions, in addition to being thoroughly
o routed from his original position by
r not one encyclopedia, but nine encyclo
r pedias, and yet has the effrontery to
try to escape by saying: "There is not
' a point that has been raised with refer
t ence to the oricio of the Easter festi
-val that I hare not made clear by the
.best of authority: not a position T have
taken has been assailed" is neither
profitable nor desirable, but your i-er-'
satile correspondent on tobacco culture
n "Christmas" "Temperance," and Eas
. te lacks both the courage and the
'manliness to acknowledge he has been
thoroughly conquered in each and all
L- of his five attacks on the queen of festi
Mr. Blanchard has based his sole ar
guati from Origen, Chrysostom. n
t Socrates. Not one additional authority
d has he brought forward. Had we re
lied on Mr. Blanchard as our only
g'uide 'n "searching for truth." we
e ould be precisely where we were on
-the Wednesday before Easter, when his
a original article appeared in your paper.
~Now comnceding for one moment that
those three extracts consistingot ninety
S one words were indisputably AGAINST
- East'er, could Mr. Blanchard reasonably
e expect the millions of Christians
~throughout the world who do observe
Easter to discontinue it. Even if their
S adverse evidence were emphatically,
a and unmistakably pronounced, would!
f any sane man advise, or demand, the
church to cancel a festival wuich we
know wasobserved by t' -- Apostles prior
to '70, A. D. and wh.. has always,I
t- without one singie intermission, been
e annually observed from Apostolic times
o until the present year.
No rational person would expect that
la festival of 1840 time-honored years ob
.e servance would be rejected on the
a ninety words. So even assuming, Mr.
Banchard were right.and that he could
without any question call Origen,
Chrysostom and Socrates as authorities
S solidly opposed to the practice and ob
[. servance of Easter, we should still. rea
.sonably and legitimately, continue to
hold our Easter services. Three writ
-ers, and ninety words only, do not
d weigh very heavily in the scales of evi
dence against the innumerable host of
favorable witnesses on the side of Easter;
r t would be like weighing 3 cents against
the whole of Rockefeller's wealth!
s massed in silver dollars. So muc' for
. for Mr. Blanchard's evidence, evenj
were he a successful pleader.
But conversly, we k-now he has no
asupport whatever from Ori;gen, Chry
o sostom, and Socrates. I have spent the
" necessary time and money in reading
.. from these three writers the compliete'
chapters from whence these extracts
are culled. Has Mr. Blanchard done
d so? An o-der to the New York pulb
.lisher, accompanied by his check. will
e bgthe wii;sof the three author
fold charge against E:.ster, which now
S unable to sustain he would shirk the
d responsibility. it, is the duty of an hon
orable corre-.pondent to expend thie re
'quired time and dlollars in investi'at
S ing the "natural settin::" and inherent
a meaning of the three qjuotations. No
-t writer, even Mr. Bianchard. ispr
. ileged to hurl 'wrested" texts against
Easter, or any other point of attack.
e In the distant days to comre, Ion" af
been ;ater'eoi nehr fathers some fu
ture assailart of Easter will be
able : M lodge a very effective
protest againt tle greatest of
all Christian Festivals by referring
to what will then be very ancient copies
of Tu 1 N TiMEs and support 1
his arguments by saving, -quoting Mr.
8ianchard. a Baptist minister located
at N1anning, I affirm that Easter is of
pagan origin, a non-christian ceremony
of neither .\postolic precept nor ex
ample: a giddy sentiment: and not ap
proved by the carly fathers." Now
such a quotation would be fair, accurate
and reasonable: vet think how deadly
would be its elTett on Easter unless our
tlesci:zr ..tnts demanded the "con-'
text." i. e., the whole letter inl
which these emphatic denuncia
tions were found. Before your
readers will consider Mlr. Blanchard's
exit honorable or dignilied. such
a duty devolves on him. viz.
to u'rehase these books, studlv
them. and then exp.!:n to your
readers how and why his ninety
chosen words for destroying Easter.are
(when read in their original setting) its
strongest bulwarks of defense. as we
should naturally expect them to be. be-1
ing incorporated into an article written
by a life-long observer and lover of Eas
ter, as was the late Canon Venables.
Mr. Blanchard's unwillingness and
inability to continue to claim Origen,
Chrysostom, and Socrates,. read and ex
amined in their origiual works, proves
conclusively the unstable foundation of
his first article: and moreover. in my
opinion, until and unless he does so and
withdraws his offensive epithets against
Easter should be sufficient cause for ex
cluding from your columns his promised
history of the moral and spiritual bear
ings of Easter. I honestly believe that
if a private vote by postal card (known
only to the editor) were taken amongst
your subscribers as to whether or not
such an article shall appear, the result
would be overwhelmingly against your
sanctioning its insertion. For by what
conceivable right can a man who calls
a perpetuation of God's Passover an un
christian ceremony, and a festival
known to and observed by St. John, St.!
Paul, St. Philip, and St. Peter. of nei
ther apostolic example nor precept. and
obstinately refuses to withdraw even a
single one of his many objectionable
epithets by what right T repeat, can
such a writer still continue toseek to
gratify his love of newspaper notoriety
by writing on any aspect of festival in
which he has already been honeless de
feated on every point. I do wish Mr.
Editor, you would "test" the wishes of
your subscribers, before inserting such
Reverting to the three witnesses ad
duced by Mr.Blanchard as-destroyers"
of Easter, Socrates alore destroys the
April article, and in one single word.
The quotation from Socrates. which forI
the sake of strict accuracy I quoted in
Greek, conveys no meaning to Mr.
Blanchard's mind, except to give him
an excuse to go off at a tangent by ridi
culing my Latin and Greek. Any per
son presum;ng to be competent to write
an article on Eastee at the Editor's re
quest should know that the whole gist
of the question is centred in the one
word ":essereskaidekatatias;" in Latin
"quarto-decimani:" and to coin a con
cise English word "fourteenthers." By
the time of Victor and Polycrates, this
long Greek name had become the
"'part-badge" of the losing side in the
paschal controversies, just like the
terms "Republican" and "Democrat'
used in American politics today. The
title, whether used in Greek or Lttin
was applied, solely and exclusively, to
those early Christians who (following
the example of St. Philip ana St. John)
observed the Pascha on 14th Nisan,
whatever day of the week it fell upon.
in contrast to the victorious pat in the
controversy who observed the Pascha
always on a Sunday. To illustrate it to
modern readers, let, us suppose a new
sect of Christians were founded to en
force the observance of Easter on A pril
14th every year. irrespective of the day
of the week, basing their practice quite.
reasonably on "apostolic precept and
example," St. John and St. Philip.
Now, such a sect would be known by
that long Greek word, or quarto-deci
mans, or fourteenthera; and by their
very title, we should know at once who
they were and what they preached and
practiced, just as readily as we discrim
inte between Democrat and Rlepubli
can in political beliefs. So far, then,
from my Greek quotation "contradict
ing Sec.-ates' aflirmation of Easter's
non-biblical origin" that one word
alone, suffices. in itself, to completely
destroy all of Mir. Blanchard's five points
of attacks. For that one word proves
conclusively that the Christian Pascha,
observed by the quarto-decimans on
14th Nisan, could not be of heatheta or
igin, being the New Testament perpet
uation of the Old Testament Passover,
thus cancelling objections 1 and 2. It
had been observed by the Anostolic
quarto-decimans, St. John and St.
Philip. which cuts out objections 3 and
4. That this word, applied only to ob
servers of the Christian Pascha. was so
extensively used by the "-most worthy
church Fathers in the immediate apos
tol ic succession" as to have become even
a party-badge disposes of objection 5.
Consequently. Socrates. who is honor
ed by M\r. Blanchard in being styled
"'the most accredited ecciesiastical his
torian of his day" negatives his diatribe
against Easter by one single word.
But let me prove my point from an
American source of authority. In the
96 edition of Webster's Dictionary
(Springfield .\assachusetts) under "'Pas
chal" 1 read:--"The Paschal contro
"vrsy, lasted from the 2nd to the 4th"
"century over the oroper day and mode"
of observance of Easter. The Eastern"
"churca observed the fcurteenth day"
"of Nisan. on whatever day of the"
"eek it er.me. as the day of the cru-"
"'citixion and turned it after 3 p. m.,
"the hour of Christ's death, into a joy-"
"ous Festival. Those who held this'"
"view were called Quarto-decimans"
"(italics in Webster.) The Western"
"church observed the Sunday after the"
"fourteenth day of Nisan as a joyous"
"Easter and the Friday before this"
"Sundav as Good Friday. The Wese"
e view ultimately prevailed."
Of Origen, while awaiting the arri v
al of .\r. B!anchard's volumes from New
York, we need only say, that henae
"as generally observed in his time the
"Lords Day. Good Friday. Easter and"
Chrysostom needs no apologist in .\M
B~lanchard. who endeavors to persuade
your readers that Chrysostom was not
observing our Easter, but the old Jew
ish Passover. How could M1r. Blanch
ard put forward such a foolish argu-I
ment? For Chrysostom was not born
until 23~ years after the settlement of
the -'date" diliculty. Tn his day, P'ass
over and Easter had each a separate
date. Chrysostom always and invari
ably observed, and preached appropri
ate sermons on our Easter day: ano
moreover observed the forty days of
Lnt, which precede Easter. but which
is a distinctively Christian season, not
it is a matter for regret that M1r.
Blanchard before writing his Easter
article did not avail himself of the ad
mirahe advice he oilers your readers,
vz, "to look upj classic references from
Modst unfortunate has .\r. Blanchard
been throug hout the past three months.
-irst of all. he was unfortunate in se
lectin; Easter as the battle-gr-ound of
attack. Students~ of church history
stL:d am~aze-d that even a lover of "-fuss~
and division" .should sin-'le out E-aster1
as his object of destruction. We all
alas, know only too well that the p~ages
of -cclesiast ical history are darscened by
many heated, angry and unchristia
disputes. Trhe Divinity of Christ: then
his Humanity: thet Divinity of the Holy
Ghost: episcopacy: apostolic succession:
the true meaning of the Holy Commu
ion: the righ t age and mode for baptism:
oras and stained glass windows: and
the, em. ploy ment of print ed prayers have
al. in turn, been subjects of contention.
... ..... .. Chsa.n minstr in this
fre.' and enlightened '."Oth ceratury to
seek to gain further newspaper notor
ietv by adding to that painful leg list
the name of the greatest Christian Fes
tival. of divine origin, apostohe obser
vance known and approved by every
church Father is most extraordinary,
inexplicable. and unpardonable
In the very tirst paragraph of his first
arti--le 'Mr. Blanchard was in error in
stat.ing that "it has at least figured
enough in the controversi of religion.'
The only question ever in dispte was
the 'date." Flaster has been singular
lv free from ecclesiastical disputes. Its
due right to be accorded the chiefest
place among Christian observances. its
beauty of Resurrection teaching. and
its essential sanctity have scarcely, if at
all, ever been questioned. To Mr. Blan
chard falls the honor (?)of dragging the
Queen of Festivals from ner unassailed
EAually unfortunate was Mr. Bflanch
ard in calling Faster a Romian Man
date." It never has been: is not today:
nor even can be, a lloman Mandate: We
cannot be too grateful to remember that
it is a pure apostolic Festival of the
early church of Christ in its "pristine
purity." ere the canker of ciscord had
poisoned the life-blood of the Brother
hood. The Church of Rome had made
no claims of "papacy" or "supremacy"
in those early days. Even the "date'
controversy was settled not by Rome.
but at Nicaea: yet Mr. Blanchard calm
ly states "By Papa! mandate these
quables were settled." The president
and chief sneakers at that council were
not Roman. but from the East: Antioch
and Caesarea. The very creed they
agreed upon. which Mr. Blanchard can
hear recited any Sunday, was written,
not in Latin, but in Greek. We read
the decisions of the council on all the
many subjects, not only Easter's "date,"
in the same language, not in the lan
guage of Rome. Every reference, with
out exception, that Mr. Blanchard has
made to the Roman church is absolute
ly devoid of historic foundation.
Even nearly 300 years after Nicaea's
council, the fact that Easter is no "Ro
man Mandate is clearly demonstrated
by the case of the Roman Mission to
eangelize Britain. When Pope Greg
ory's missionaries arrived in England.
they found a church, already duly organ
ized, independent of Rome, and (notice)
observinz Easter, but not on the mis
sionaries' date. So when in later days,
King Henry the Eighth (who seems to
particularly interest Mr. Blanchard)
"reformed" the church, he founded no
new church. but merely "restored," and
re-formed the old church of the early
fourth, or late third century, by remov
ing the Papal accretions of the mediae
A person who successfully undergoes
an operation for append'icitis. or who
recovers from a malignant fever, is just
the same identity then as he was before
his illness. He is thankful to have the
poison and disease removed from his
system, but he remains the same person,
though in a healthier condition. So the
present church of England, and corres
pondingly the P. E.. church of America.
is no Roman Mandate! but the old Apos
tolic and Historic church of Ignatns,
Polycarp and Ivenaeus. What induced
Mr. Blanchard to style a first century
Festival, of apostolic observance, as a
"Roman Mandate" is incomprehensible.
But more unfortunate still was Mr.
Blanchard in adopting the Encyclopae
dia Britannica, wherewith to destroy
Eaor. Unknown to Mr. Blanchard.
the writer of the very article so used
was an Episcopalian clergyman, the late
Canon Venobles of Lincoin, England,
one who at the solemn moment of his
ordination, had taken the oath, impos
ed on all candidates for the ministry, to
swear allegiance to, and 'oelief in, the
doctrines and practics of the church of
England. as contained in her Prayer
Book, which as Mr. Blanchard himself
knows, includes Easter. A candidate
for the episcopal ordination, who yen
'tured to write Mr. Blanchard's original
article, would at once be rejected. As
sent, even, to that article, with its epi
thets, is an impossibility to a member
of the Episcopal church, either in A mer
ca or England, on moral and conscien
Misfortune pursued Mr. Blanchard in
failing to understand the article (we
will not here refer to misquoring it)
and basing his fiery attacks on Easter
from ninety isolated words of three quO
tations wrested from their context: but
which Mr. Blanchard will find, when he
receives his books from New York. all
substantiate Easter. [I may state here
parenthetically, that I forwarded Mir.
Bianchard's original article to the En
cyclopaedia Britannica. London. Their
reply, naturally, shows M1r. Blanchard
in error throughout and proves that he
has never understood his subject from
There is absolutely no loop-hole of
escape for Mr. Blanchard. Totally un
called-for, and most objectionable, was
his original article even had he been
correct in his argument and nremises:
but now that he is convinced his April
editorial has utterly collapsed by an im
partial appeal to history, let, him make
the "Amende Honorable'' by fully and
sincerely withdrawing all his most ob
jectionable epithets as regards Eagn~er,
and acknowledging his mistakes. Such
a complete retraction we reasonably
We must not close this discussio
without a most cordial expression ci
sincere thanks to the Editor of the
MNINGxs TIMES, who with his char
acteristic sense of fair-play. has given;
an opportunity to criticize and destroy
Mr Blanchard's original contLributiolJ.
Had it not been for this kind editorial
permission, and the Editor's willing
ness to print both sides of a question (a
commendable feature of this paper
which is shown in all matters) the read
ers of the first article would still have
been under the impression that Easter
is of pagan origin: unscriprural; un
known to the Apostles: and not approv
ed by the early Fathers. The humble
part I have taken in disproving Mr
own chosen authorities, and preserving
intact the "Faith once delivered to the
Saints" has been a source of real and
unalloyed pleasure. That my "scholar
ly' defense has been to very many read
ers a consolation and renewal of faith
and hope (for while Mr. Blanchard'
original article remained unansweredI
they were naturally depressed) I posi
tively know from many prsonal let
ters of thanks sent me, a~ frotn p ri
tians of all denominations, Baptists
among the number, not only in Claren
don county, but even far beyond its lim
"Magna est veritas, et prevaehxbit."
.\LBERtT NEW, A. B.. A. M.
Notice of Election.L
Pursuant to the following proclama-.
tion notice is he;;eby given that an elec
tion upon the question of creating a ne w
county out of portions of Williamsburg
and Ciarendon counties, and also uporn
the question of a name and county seat
of the same. will be held on the l':rh
day of August, 190'.. in the polling pre
cint and at the voting place prescribed
by law in the county of Clarendon, said
polling precinct and voting place being
within the area of the proposed new
county to be cut oiT to form the same.'
For thec purpose of conducting said elee
tion the following managers have been*
a ppointed for the precinct and poilini,
Sandy Grove. at Mcladdin's store.
. T. Worsham. W. S. Kennedy and .1.
The managers appointed and herein
named will call and get the ballot bo
and ballots and all necessary papers
pertaining to the proper conduct of such
elcton. I. I. APPELT,
A. A. UnIoaDwaY.
T. M. BEARD,
Commissioners of Election.
Mannin., S C. r. - imo90
CLEAN SWEEP SALE
will close on next Saturday. 31st day of July. and
we propose to make the last days the most excit
ing and the most profitable to the trading public.
so here we go:
25c. Table Oil Cloth at 15c. the vard.
5c. Crash Toweling will go at 3c. yard.
10c. Shoe Polish will go at 7c.
25c. Talcum Powder will go at 10c.
Coats' Spool Cotton will go at 4c. spool. 5 spools to a customer.
25c. Men's Neckties will go at 15c.
Ladies' 10c. Gauze Vests will go at 5c.
Ladies' 5c. Gauze Vests will go at 3c.
Men's 50c. Gauze Vests will go at 3c.
Men's 25c. Gauze Vests will go at 19c.
100 Dozen Men's 25c. Suspenders will go at 10c.
All of our Line of 20c. Wash Goods will go at 10c.
10 and 12 1.2c. Wash Goods will go at 7 1 2c.
Our entire Line of Millinery will be closed out regardless of cost.
5c. Men's Handkerchiefs will go at 1c.
5c. Crash Toweling will go at 3c.
Best Coats'Spool Cotton will go at4c. spool, only 5 to a customer.
15c. Wall Paper (16-yard Rolls) will go at 9c.
Our entire Line of Millinery closed out regardless of cost.
Yard-wide Bleach Homespun, no starch, 10c. value, will go at
5c. the yard. 10 yards to each custoner.
40-inch wide Sea Island Homespun, 4 1-2c.
Plaid Homespun in small brown staple checks, value 6 1-4c.,
will go at 5c.
Our entire Line of Ladies' Trimmed Hats going regardless of cost.
Our entire Line of Gent's and Boy's Straw Hats going at half-price
Slaughter Sale of all Summer Wash Goods, they must be closed
out at once.
Oar entire Line of Gent's. Ladie's and Children's Low-cut Shoes
will be closed out regardless of cost. They na:st go.
There is a surprise awai iting you in our House Furnishing De
Matting well worth 25c. yard. .avill go at 15c. the yard.
Never before have the Ladies seen or heard of such v-alues as
we are now showing in our Millinery Department. Oar entir-e Line
of Millinery must go.
It is true the thunder of our great bargains have been heard
and felt in distant parts, but it is our wish that they be felt and
heard in still more distant parts of the county. We feel snre that
the above prices and statements will have a profound impression
upon those who read this advertisement. We mean all we say.
and we mean just what we say, that our Summer Stock must go.
Enough said to those who have the money to spend.
MANNING, S. C.
The People's Warehouse is now open for the Sale of Leaf
'obacco. We want every planter of the weea in Clarendon and
idjoining counties to give us a trial.
This is the beginning of a new r-rm in Marining and of
:ourse our reputation must be established ini the future, and we
propose to establish it this season, if hard work. highest market
rices, fair dealings and close attention to business count for any
~hing. No one can dispute that we have one of the
BEST LIGHTED WAREHOUSE
n this o)r any other State, which is v-ery important, especily
hen selling your good tobacco.
Our highest aim will be to please all. We are here to stay.
f the people will patronize us.
Yours for b)usiness.
Pegram & Payne.
SCatO.% M8OS. & Co.
I ae Clejb -.&&M
The prices we have on our Clothing are the biggest money
paving event ever offered the people of this section. You can see
our prices. and then the goods they repi esent, then compare them
with the regular retail prices that is all that is necessary to con
vince. Comparison is the only true test of value, our aim in busi
ness is to treat all customers in such a manner that they will come
again, and come often.
The Shoes for the new season are ready for your choosing.
Any particularly good thing in a Shoe that you may be wanting,
are right sure to find here. Crossett Shoes comes to us from the
makers that best know how. Everything in high or low cut
models. Patent. Colt and Vici Gun Metal, Calf, and other good
leathers, conservative styles. the extreme natty models.
$2.50. $3.00. $3.50. $4.00. $4.50 and $5.00.
We don't expect to selL all the Shoes sold in town. but we
expect to sell and do sell the best Shoes sold in town.
Dry Goods Department.
Special prices throughout this department.
Pereal. the yard, 9c. Wash Faoric, the yard, 6c.
Curtain Swiss, the yard, 5c., 10c. and 12 1-2c.
Good Ginghams. the yard, 9c. Good Lawn, the
yard. 4 1-2c. Victor Madras, the yard. 9c. Gal
atea, all colors, the yard, 15c. and 20c. Black
Lawn. the yard, 10c. Bordered Muslins, the yard,
7 1-2c. Dress Linens. all shades, the yard, 20c.
and 25c. Pillow Tubing, the yard, 20c. Cnam
bray, the yard, 8 1-3c. Good Bleach, 6c., 8 1-3c.
and loc. Calico, the yard. 5c., 6c., etc.
Everything in Silks, Wool Goods. Serges. Mohair.
Sheeno Silk, Flaxon, Lingerie, Linen, Linenette,
Check Dimities, Long Cloth, Nainsook. Umbrel
las, Parasols, Ladies' Waist, Embroideries, Laees,
Hose. Gloves. Belts, Ribbons, Belting, Rugs,
Fans. Handkerchiefs, Etc.
Read the above prices and consider for yourself tha .-s is
the place to buy your goods. Six bargain days to thE. we-ek.
Something doing everyday.
The Young Reliable.
J. H. RIGBY.
L RAISE MULE
A Four-Year Old
Can- be seeri at our Stable
To October 1st, 1909.
$15-NO COLT-NO PAY.
GRlEELYVILJLE IVE STOCK COMPANY
GREELYVILLE. S. C.
L IM E-CEM EN T
DRAIN AND SEWER PIPES
ACME PLASTER. FIRE BRICK
BUILDING MATERIAL OF ALL KINDS
H e}H06. COW. AND
Hay Grain HICKEN FEED
Horses and Mules
BUGGIES. WAGONS. HARNESS
ANYTHING WHOLESALE OR RETAIL
BOOTHHARBY LIVE STOCK CO3.
Best Livery in Sumter. SUMTER. S. C.
BANK OFCLARENDON. Manning, S C.
patronize this safe and strong bank. Four years of con
tinued tgrowth and operation without the loss of as much~
-a asa doliar. neaks for itself, does it not?
We wa:t to b.e your bankers, if you are not already a
c:ustomer. come and see us about it and tell us why. If
you are. comec and see us anyhow. It is never too late to
do a elu thingr fo1 yourself.
interest Paid on Savings Deposits.
BANK OF CLARENDON. Manning. S. C.
TO THE TIMES OFFICE.