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.IITTMAN'S VIEW ON WAREHOUSE.
The cotton warehouse b
wl ich was argued before tne
su :reme court is still before that
tr! unal and the pu!!c is wait
in anxiousiy for the dec1sion.
I 11e court decides it is cons.
tu onal, the board chosen o put
it into operation shiold gi-e;
ca ful consideration to tb Le
te of William Whittnian, .1- (.
M nchester. England. \I -
W .ittman is the former editor
in. :hef of the American Cotlton
M unfactures. and spci et
fo the department of comocree
an .labor to investigate the( ot- I
to manufacturing oitri of
G1 ,!t B-ritian.
Then we consider the 'pro
bl. effect of the cotton mifl mer
ge - upon the farming and the
lal :)r1ng interests of this country
wc would hail with delight a
fa, orable decision from the
su sreme court, providing, the
pe pie will not permit them-!
se :es hoodwinked by those who
ar greatly interested in pre
ve ting legislation which in its
eti -et will aid the farmer, and.
th laborer to enjoy the freedom
pr-mised in the fundamental
]a- -of the land-the right to
se to the best advantage and
th right to command living
wz ,es, such wages as will be!
co, imensurate with his toil.
the legislature of this State
ge i into the control of the cor
po ate interests, and signs point
in hat direction at this timn
th. is to say. the corporate in
te, 2sts through their paid hench
mi are grabbing everything
th: t is laying around loose in a
po itical way and unless the p
pe Vie wake -up, these creatures
vi ". have them encoiled in I
m( ies that will take a tremen
do s effort to be extricated from.
T1 # last State convention con
vi. ced us beyond a shadow of a
do bt that there is a determina
tic . to take advantage of the:
fa :ional row between Jones and
BI ase to capture the lawmaking
po per. If such is not the case,,
wl - this sudden outbreak of
pa riotism on the part of a class
of >eople whose democracy is:
fre Luently questioned, men who
ar< as cold blooded as fish, noth
in seems to arouse them unless
it the opportunity to get in a
po tion to further enrich them
se -es. Even The State of Mon
da. editorially replying to Thej
Be con Times says "But speak
int for the Democrats of South
Ca olina it was our duty as well
as -ight to point to where these
de agates had been in error when
pe, kitting "special pleaders"
an~ "corporation attorneys" to
tu i them from giving ,su ppor t
to Vilson whom South Carolina
wi: hed to support. The State
sa: 3 "It is the right and privi
lesm a of manufacturers, bankers
an' corporation attorneyst
pri fer Taft" etc. The point wxe
wi: at to emphasize is, the iast
St. te convention was largely
ma le up of the representatives
of orporate interests. and too.
sor .e of whom are not it accord
wi- a the Democratic paty's
pri icipies. No one will e ver
ch; ege The State with being in
sym :patby with the present State
adi :inistration, hence, not ev en
so oyal an imitator and foliow~er
of he Columbia morning news
pa er, as is our friend at Or ange- 1
bu g, The Times and Democratp
wi.. have the temerity to say'
Tb: State "is seeing political
sp ~ks" when that newspape r
acd aowledges and verifies the
sta ement made in The Manning
Tin es last week witht regardi to
the convention being largely
do~ inated by the corporate in
ter sts. This is not a question
of ho shall be governor, the
gu .ernatorial contest pales into:
ins gnificance along side of the
qu< stion of whether or not South
Ca ohna is to be ruled by thiosem
wb > are endeavoring to contr-ol
the~ general assemrbly in order to
exe cise a censorship over the
laxv s that body shall ena'ct.
Gr sting for the sake of argu
me A, the supreme court decides
the warehouse bill constitution"l.
dot sit need a Seer to sax th
laxv will not be put into praccia
opt ration,unless the coroorations
ha- ing control of the lecgislature
cai arrange such terms with the
bom :-d as will be satisfactory to
the mills merged ito one"grea
bi&. aorporation with Lewis W.
Pa. ker at the head?
There is only one way for. the'
cot on growing interests to pro
tec -themselves front these finan
cia leeches, that is, preseryce
full control of the governmlent.
le: .hem not, either throughi the
oitongued gentlemen they
ha.employed as attorneys. or*
thrm -ugh any other source, ge
th-grasp~ upon the law making
mn' iinery of this State. Tacv
Tie es directed attention to tihe
ponell of that conVention last
we. and e~ver s1inc, therei has
be a cropp)ing out of disconten't
fr- various sources-sump fee
as , throug~h their Lidi.ne
the -nave peruutted a coto
wh .:h is going to maktie ru
in i e future; it is iot fo a
or;a to deny that the crpor'
jaa .-ests got control of the ar
ma ninerv by the sneaki ii:e :
it iright, those who ar
po- d to this clement comin2
in: political contrul wenti to
elet P and the mill merger crew
I I .- ~th'! othil
1i oroat ntere-sts stteppets
':- themt, ad emptured tuh
pic(ktis. bt the fort remains it
Lewt anid tl t1-o iairv ill Auzus
Wi 1 !ie the battle which wil sa
whLtier the peopl or the i
ests shall rule. The rtice r
ferred to in 1h fir a
f the . . h ..h. * II
rrad'iof e h ' oft
to ias own t n t o
1o- t tac s. b the ma"h
rall o '-0ndhe hiac tc1
- idstr;:. Lach ire of
'n "" ( Can1 h bieen s1 supin
-i o a nif c at io:: as ''to i o ii'f
011 1 i o yhoasesio or l con 0
)l: parss t. eiy the a of tin
I, the South. bi t Ct w .Le o Z e a
: State warehouse system f-i
r f.> thei nroseri ., d tompen
torn ('01101 a y: Vh nd .I%-!,t
eon. aop or :tSIea ini our fa
A' Snting th--. lbcau. two oe
:o-,,he my posi 1hat So t'
>-l l by tc ei'si t uo r5e, that
hel' dc' 1.t " o u ( s :1 fortuci'el C!to
piraler n,! n,. utac-trer. both *1n e%
!ar e ! thf S out. but C l , o e a
tor Ir ct f o tIh tI CIwa ie t xtil i
--pe. J n h- 'Lade. seqauriy. i
Ie toratec e:o he t -o d C0o
fe)" 1have br0;h 1o vivi-dlye t m1
sin th oro : e ,.,? ie sp'I tatx South
ht'e uo. 'ofoly as7C' a ioeicttof
tniaen and con.
itornac id of the " i' ciple tatee
) rhuivt r L'ti I t La n c -I i i w -1 l -" 0!:a
he apeinthae ho, nd usub sequenll
.o cntes spei-l t eoi- tht e ui Creo
ina puatrse of' p'"':e D tmen alC
taLeul upo ad hepownr aoteut
)omce and ahor; t i ingathe
itonaCtiailini'ls f the. otito orde
)yi bt e ter i a eLa hime ato eat
now th a. it is onl u bo my shtil kee
yaerest in, this mate that T riter this
:o eaonfura tI'e p4vele of sthe Caro
uin onr te a onche path theyehve
tad.o and t pvider afr g mo ve
'xasncfo eing resuh: inin tiabl poot
oth thr r if the Spinner te S the
itioa'te Sltems the lthe eas
hat the uaNthero is uvey wilnt
Snes ov lther rankiyl ba lhe is mo
vagparaste. art d n touer ace
aiuehoughr to thea w hesle
u ren toos'n Liswads.M~t'nmd
Looeng at the rob tle t o anothe
maleone cn bngt hepited oin aet"
clusin the ifi e (aif te of tatoth
:aroln aro!vwr fto iriiichttof she hac
>istaei rde tte mi e a the blaz
t-i the w.' thred wil be done shrl
:e reason ar the ainer oneeverymort
on tpe dVai State sndg a mana
-1'O'i'n o1.in no e 0 B nusrancd
rincan butr tso aco rncer1 n themselae
ant, adist"" o he egads. M
-easnfr breing' empiation bhi pont
s thatU wfhe power of tha he aero
outhe Cla and ' its i"uter Oislac
>hidfl shumnt "of c'0'ton olathe'recto
roducingttes cw 'i folw'h ead e
'at thi Pamet~o tte hSut gin tem,
d'b'av of indin""el ee like Ban1
itlan cnotvties, acreed therface
ale theroulghutve wueo'ld. ttn
Whed makeLowdes Mac auer mae
:osec artn'theo accoucht othe
staeetherb thonraleociation Nwor
*'ien fuar ao eontd aouet iery
:ear thedtc'nvininegit lanu tabity th:
tone wo fr he kerotiein shoul
ens toiret ouchainah the coiner
dtent i shroud onlyc he odn'b
ieGoes' sciathfionancialn or or
iv other'kidev ooeralSaessnin that 1
roiece toinothel sinnesry and
n' us prominetoi the nscia
nd "oical of' thes SotheLvr otro:
F' atch dietributio wfth stoern
h"alts uc incaiaai ndr culation
'dered ten itueh is koo et teie
*r a"um 'nd he cotton ate fro:h
.hese "iues acu"' nc. eaiye
;athis teais ow the Aothn oh
sa, o ee aCreaee ore Den
'::cltiinfonan obiinrese prbouts
~UIfelg at Souths Caoita Oain en
~tdx tevaill. ha bfoe menitionedt
ousapprorintheon adit that ote
popular subscripultion ul Srovid
ult"cientLnd to sfend] to geneat:h
rfter the tpefl~j interit anaiit of
eone wh truckEan the k enote iew
)rueonsato G rt Br iin andth coti
'int" of uroliere hel wolden
iubte 'secure the fiaeal tx at
1lverv 0:.e nd~ ofn copationtht in
ecessy Stto bring~ the tpinne and
Irowerncosr togetr, atching stoch
he enomolus lgak which hatefr se
nav himars pouredtinto the nso
te 'rcs, the)''5 S'it. ier oe
ts a d h'ih, h beinin wthtl Morri
Inage .Jlo evr. who \ slgtmtl
nagd of othe co1o trd ro h
eidto~' tohe cory.hii oigL
St.' 'Jul ohie en fomrly tof
ue, o b comose '~tofl Deo
THE PRUOF IS DEMANDED.
The Cominon Sense, a weekly
newspaper published ixn Charles
ton (i to ix-, owned by Mayoi
G race. in a recent issue, Inakes
aamgng insinuation against
some o'ne "higher up" in Colui
i)ia. We have known for some
tim. at the relations between
Mayor Grace and Governor
l~tease have not been cordial, on
account of the governor's re
f sal to remove from Charleston
the chief liquor constable. whc
in the municipai election was
against Grace. and is also a sup
porter of Martin.
Now Grace's naner intilmates
that the 'local freedom"' Char
leston is enjoying is bought, and
that a "portion of such miser
able money goes to Columbia.'
It. is due Mr. Grace, if he is re
spoasible for this insinuation, to
bo more specific, a matter of
this n ature should not be clouded
in insinuation. for it is ether
true or the blackest of false
hoods: if true the guilty persons
should be known. and if untrue:
the slanderer should be exposed,
so that his future insinuations
may be taken for their worth.
If there is any corruption in
the present administration, in
the governor's office or else
where, the public should know
it now, and if Mayor Grace has
proof to back up the intimation
that Charleston |is enjoyiug a
"freedom pnrchased for money"
he should have the manliness to
make the exposure in a proper
manner. We should like to
know upon wiat Mayor Grace's
newspaper bases its insinuation,
wholit is that is receiving this
money in Columbia, and who it
is that is collecting it in Char
lestou. We do not care for the
names of the persons paying the
money, all we want to know, is
it being paid, and to whom.
The Times editor is friendly
to the present governor. and he
pedto vote for him. as
he makes it a rule to give an
officer a second term. if deserv
ing. Iut if there is corruption in
his administration witihin his
knowledge, this vote will be
withdrawn as soon as the proof
is furnished. The Common Sense
has the following paragraph:
"Up to this time, although Mr.
Grae's iuti mate friends have known
that he has no intention whatever of
supportitg Governor Blease in the
coiniug eieetion, he has for good and
sufficient reasons not seen tit to make
any public virtue of that fact. He has
been sincere in this attitude. not be
cause he has ever had, or ever could
have anv honest admiration for Gover
nor Bleasp, but because as bad as
Blease is. he has nevertheless granted
to Charleston a degree of local freedo!m
which she has not enjoyed for many
years. The only thing which has made
Grace utterly shirnk from a proper ap
preciation of this great boon to his
coustitueuev is his knowledge that it
is a freedo:n purchased for money and
his sincere-conviction that at leasta
portion of such miserable money goes
It is not unusual for intima
tions of this character to be made
because of some personal provo
cation, and we are inclined to be
lieve this to be the case in this
matter, but if Mayor Grace
k-nows what he is talking about.
and will present the proof, there
are thousands of voters who now
expect to vote for Governot
Blease that will not do so when
the election day comes around.
The average voter will not con
done corruption, the higher up:
the corruption is proven to be
the greater will be the resent
mnent of the voters, therefore, it
is the duty of Mayor Grace to
speak cut boldly and truthfully.
The opposition to Governor
Blease is rolling the accusmng
paragraph of the Common Sense
under its tongue as a sweet mnor
sel, it is makmng much capital of
it as might be expected of an op
position that leaves nothing un
done to accomplish the purpose
of its mission, however, those of
us who believe in the personal
honesty of the governor will
have our confidence shaken if
proof of corruption on his part r
permitted with his knowledge i~
General Wilie Jones was not
re-elected State Chairman, be
cause it is said he was on speak
ing terms with Governor Blease,
this of course made him an ob
ject of suspicion with those who
have come into the control o:
the party machinery. Jones
held the position of Chairman:
for many years, and wve have ic
doubt he is pleased to turn it,
with all of its annoyances. over
to some one else. He made an
asolute impartial presiding otli
cer: if anybody can recall one
single decision of his that smack
ed -of partisanship let them
speak. We are sure the Genera.
did not wish to force himself
up~on the p~arty, but he would
have served had the position
been tendered him; it not having
been offered to him in our opin
ion does not sneak well for the
party. Wilie~ Jones was faim
and impartial at all times, even
when the tines were exciting,
but thena perhaps. those in con
tro n may fe'el like the Irishman
wh as proised' justice. That
waswha he didot want.
Acoding to the Orangecburg
Time andDeocat they must
hat comeytt that wil send de
e'Ls t a(conventin whIo hiold
''iu-ouile VIews to thlose vno sent
Im The conlventlins inistrue
tosws for' Wilson, but in
sturdagazinst him. It was
opposed' to Blease. but instruct
i :'eIhim. if this Is not a case
ofth Dutcinnan shutting the
door ie op)en. we do not know
*. U . i .ti . . u:IULCi: U BYAN
* DY & O-BRYAN.
IT IS GOOD BUSINESS ALRIGHT.
Both of the Sumter newspaper
were somewhat stirred by th<
publication in The Times las
week, the illusions to the pro
posed taking away from thi
county a large. portion of it
territory. in our statement w(
referred to the contribution o.
the county of Sumter to the
Seaboard railroad as being madt
in the shape of bonds. this. ac
cording to our contemporaries
is Inisleading, in that the nione.
-was by a direct appropriatior
from the county treasury, an:
not by bonds. The money wa
contributed jnst the same, with
out giving to the taxpapers ar
opportunity to consent. Th
taking of the county's money t<
contribute to a railroad about t(
enter the city may be satisfac
tory to the taxpayers of Sumtei
county, this is no affair of ours
and it was only alluded to be
cause wc happen to know tha
there is complaint about thi:
very trnsaction. and also as z
war Illnng to those conte mplatingl
the annexing movement gains
putting themselves in the posi
tion of being compelled to sit b)
and see those in control of af
fairs in Sumter appropriat<
county money to give away to f
railroad or any other scheme a:
an inducement to establish en
terprises in the city of Sumter
We do not blame the city o:
Sumter for getting all the enter
prises it can, it shows a liv(
spirit, but when it takes fron
the county treasury money with
out first obtaining the consen
of the taxpayers it is enough t<
make those who are thinkin
about leaving us consider. ThE
city of Sumter is growing rapid
ly, and the larger it gets thi
surer will it control the count'
legislative delegation. it does i
now, and will continue to do so
therefore, Sumter can at an:
time secure an appropriatior
from its county treasury to ai
in the inducing of enterprise,
for the city. The Item calls i
"advantageous and profitabh<
business. So it is, for the cit3
The Item shows that its ta:
levy for all purposes is 14--; milh
but it does not say the section o:
this county which is contemplat
ing annexing itself to Sumte
will escape paying in addition t(
the Sumter levy the bonde.
debt of Clarenclon. We say i:
the Pinewood, Calvary ani
Friendship sections go int<
Sumter they will have to pa3
Sumter's regular levy that ma:
be fixed by a city controlled del
egation and the Clarendon bond
ed indebtedness in addition.
So far as this not being Sum
ter's fight is concerned, we havy
only to say, that the annexing
of a part of this territory propo
sition has been mentioned to U:
several times by some prominenr
citizens of that city, not ver:
recently, but for some time bacd
which convinces us that evel
since Lee county was madc
Sumter has been figuring getting
a slice of Clarendon territory.
THE NERVE OF HIM.
If the Orangebarg Times an
Democrat will scrutinize the lis
of delegates to the State con
vention. and then take into it:
consideration those who wer<
active in that body it will set
The Manning Times was no
"seeing political spooks" whei
it said the convention was domi
nated by those who were inter
ested in the mill merger, rail
roads and the other "big inter
ests." So far as Orangeburg i
concerned. it may not have had
as our contemporary says '2
lawyer from the court house oi
it," and the same may be said o
other delegations, but this doe:
not affect the assertion we mad<
with regard to the controllinm
influence of the State conven
tion, and further, Orangrebur;
sent a delegation to that conven
tion which might have bee:
characterized as a "what is it'.
We stand by our editorial of las
week for it is the truth, th<
whole truth, and nothing bu
the truth, regardless of what ou:
Orangeburg contemporary mnigh
think about it. Th make u'
of that convention was so fia
grantly corporation con trolled
it is surprismng to us that a news
paper liowever partisan. ca:
have the nerve to deny it. No
no, Times and Democrat Th<
T1ies editor is not ~"seeing
spooks because he happened tt
be out of harmony with a major
ity of the people of his aunt'
and was left at home." H.
doubts very much if he is out o
harmony with a majority of hi
people, but rather believes he jn
of the majority, that he was lef
at home is true, and so wat
hundreds of other citizens wh<
were not before the conventiot
either as members or as de
gates. ft has been a long tim<
since The Times editor has beer
elected adelegate to a conven
tion, but it has also been a loin
Itime sinece he was out of harmon'
with the majority of his people
So speaketh the record.
Senator Lorinmer is to be mad4
the goat for the political schem
e~s of tie United States Senate
Tie 1l1inois senato r mray har'
bouht hi way into the senate
but if he did how many of th
Eastern. Western and North;err
senators can with truth say thec)
did not spend monre for their eec
Ition t han~ the saliary o f the ofie'
amounts to? We have no pa
tience with those who are going
to vote to unseat Loriiuer for nc
other reason than political ex
pedency. and this is what
number of the senators are gromy
to do. if there is anything in thc
ign of the times.
THE TWO TOE'S.
Thomas E. Watson twice the
Populist candidate for president
L and recently returned to the
Democratic fold. is waging fight
in Georgia for the control of the
delegation to national convention
at Baltimorc. His fight is di
rected on the famous Thomas B.
Pelder. lawyer of liquor investi
Igating fame. Watson is one of
the brainiest men in the South.
He got out of gear with the
Democratic party when the
i farmers of the South accepted
I the Ocala platform which em
; bodied the principles of the Al
liance. The difference between
Watson and the leaders in this
State WaS thafour leaders stood
upon the Ocala platform, and
> with it organized the electorate.
and captured tei Democratic
machinery, while Watson clung
to the tenets of the Populist
- party and sought to organize his
b State-under the true colors of
his part;. Witliam Jenings
B Bryau, B. R. Tilinan and Thos.
E. Watson are children of the
same political mother. they rep
- resented the views and princi
rples enunciated at Ocala, but
- Watson would not remain in the
y Democratic party because its
principles were contrary to those
;he, Bryan and Tillman profess
- ed. Since then. the great Dem
ocratic party has adopted many
L of the ideas created in the Ocala
platform. and Watson came back
and was received with open
arns by the party in his State.
The great shibboleth 16 to i ad
b vocated by Tillnan, Bryan and
Watson. was one of the most im
portant theories of the Populist
party, and upon this theory
Bryan received the Democratic
nomination and went down to
r defeat before the country.
IWhen Watson gets up to Balti
more as a delegata, Colonel Bryan
r cannot twit him for his populis
tic ideas, neither can lie strike
i Watson with having left i i s
party to run after strange tgods,
a because, the answer will be
given, that lie preferred to deal
openly with the masses rather
than to steal the livery of one
party to serve another. Bryan
threatened the Democratic party
if it did not give him 16 to 1
there would be a "bust," the
Democratic cry wa. taken up
when the leders were seeking
"a light in tbeWest".16 to 1 or
Tom Felder !.ay succeed in
y defeating Watson for delegate at
large from Georgia, the machine
is now. and has always been
.a-ainst Watson, but he is a man
W ho never knows when he is
beaten, and do what they will,
the politicians must reckon with
-THE REGULAR MEETINGS ARE ENOUGH.
SWe do not know how, but it
got reported about the county
that Governor Blease is to speak
at Manning and at Workman in
the' very near future, and several
have asked us about it. We
Shave no information on the sub
ject whatever, if the governor
has been invited to address the
voters of this county no one has
given us the information. The
Sfact is, we have no desire to
-hear the governor until the reg
uilar campaign meeting when he
will be face to face with his op
ponent. This thuing of a candi
date going over the country in
advance of the time fixed by the
-Democratic executive committee,
in our opinion, is belittling the
oflice of chief executive, it does
-alright for a candidate for some:
county ottice wherec meat and
ibread is at stake, but the office
of governor should not be dragg
ed to the level of cross roads
politics. Thle precedent for the
present method was set by Go\
ernor Heyward who went over
the State in the position of head
of the Knigrhts of Pythias, and
while wor-king this order for his
political advancement he shook
hands with everybody, and told
them -"I am glad to see vou, ali
t ways glad to see you." This
year there has been no pretense
to hide the purpose, .Judge Jones
as lhe thr-ew off his mantle and
came off fr-om the bench, started
out on a p (ilriage to "down
Bienseism." this has been his
w~at cry' from the very outset,
and Gov:ernor Blease has left
his oitice to defend hmself frotn
tihe onslughts iuade by .Judge
Jones~ and his lpartisan press,
Blease contenids thec newspaper-s
w;iii not give hi:n a square deal
and therefore he muust r-each the
peope bytaiking- to them. It is
our judgmeint that the candidates
for this high oflice should con
tent thems~elves with the regular
fThe stir up in Cuba on the one
side and the prospect of a i-ow
in Mexico on the !other, may
- change the political complexion
of things ver-y miuch in the next
few weeks. Unice Sam has al
a lOt of battleships in r-eadiness
to sail into Cuban waters to crush
a ra --cial recbelh~on on the island,
that is what he says hle proposes
to do but it looks to a man up a
tr-ee that the old centleman has
his eye on the baputifuI isle t
an nex to this country, and itf h1
is p)ut to tile tron ble Of latnding
ini Cuba lie willI hoist thec star-s
and str ipes to st:y there. and b
also has~ the border' 80 eto
T exas and Mexico clo0sely Luard
ed1 to be ead flto' step over an.d
pouind the Greas:rs into subInds.
the- mer-st excu-e of d.efendinig
not be the least su rpr-ising to us
to wakte up) somne mingiiV to i in
the United States at wa~r -Coth in
Mex\ico and Cuba. The gred
flr, teritory igowing ~in tis
countr an-id it wili contiue to
- unti tis g~overnment ha:s
- contr-ol of the c-ountries upon
Judge James 1. Izlar, of Or
angeb11rg, passed atway at his
home last Sanday at the age of
eighty years. .adge Izlar was
one of the State's g reates'. men.
both in war and in peace. He
was greatly beloved all over the
State because of his kindly man
ner on the bench. Among his
c h i l d re n surviving is Mrs.
George S. Legare, the wife of
the Congressinan of this district.
There is resentment being ex
pressed in Edgetield because of
the action of the county in en
dorsing Senator Tillman for re
election and in failing to send
Coi. W. J. Talbert to the - State
convention. Colonei Talbert
has many friends in his home
county. which is also the home
county of Senator Tillman, but
the county convention had only
one object in view, and that was
to keel) on the ;good side of ",Old
Man Ben." and captuire the del
egates to tile State convention
in accordance with the plans
made by the gum-shoe bureau
at Columbia. Nevertheless the
ignoring of Col Ta] bert has made
his friends and neighbors angry
and they have met in mass meet
ing tu express their indignation
and to endorse his candidacy for
We do not see why the State
convention did not elect the edi
tor of The State as one of the
delegates at large. if there was
a man entitled to be thus hon
ored it was he, because he made
the fight for the Jerseyman all
of the time. The leaders must
have been afraid it might be
unfavorably construed by the
masses. Gonzales was not sent
as a delegate, but we have no
doubt-lie is well pleased with
the delegation as made up. He
did not secure an instruction,
his crowd inanipulated the very
same thing-an endorsement.
The South Carolina delegation
cannot refuse to vote for Wilson
under the circumstances, ' mat
ters not what turns up in Balti
more, if it does the Gonzales
editorials will say a few things
we are sure, and at this particu
lar time Gonzales is a political
force to be reckoned with.
$100 Reward, $100.
The readers of this paper will be pleased to
iearn that therc is at least orc dreaded disease
that science has been able to cure in all its
sta-csand that is Catarrh. HuaMsCatarrh Cure
is the only positive cure known to the medical
fraternity. catarrh bein:z a constitutional dis
case. requires a constitutional treatment. Hairs
Catarrh Cure is taken internally. actin: directly
upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the sys
ter'. thereby destroyin: the foundation of the
disease.and ;-ivin:: the parients tren-uth by build
ing up the constitution and assistin: nature in
doir: its work. The proprietors hav-e so much
faith in its curative powers. that they o:er One
Hundred Dollars for any case that it fisls to
cure. Send for list of teninias.
Address. F. J. CHENEY & CO.. Toldo, 0.
sold .v druurists. 75c.
Hairs Famiir Pills are the best.
On Thursday May 30. the
Elloree base bail team will make
its first appearance here this
season. They will come over in
the mnor-ning on the 8:25 train
and the game will be called that
af ternoon at 4:30. Arr-angements
have been completed for a ba
becue and big dinner to be given
that date in one of the unoccu
pied stores. All candidates and
those who are just luke warm
are invited to come up and br-ing
that loving dough, and spend
one~n-r day in Pinewood before
it and t: e surr-oundingt cotmu
nity 1s al:<edXCJ to Sumter c-oun
Mr-. 0. D). HaLrvin is confering
wjih a well diging~ll compnany to
t:fo- somel over lows her-e.
We w. 2il - eed these over Ilows
to keeo the dust down when
titue Comles to march up to the
polls and cast a~ "yes"' ballot to
go into Sumter county.
ISomec of the' old political
horses aire gfoing to enter this
year's scratch race
iHrvin Dra-gi Co.. have begun
mioveing into their new quar-ters.
Miss Enuna WAilson speilt Sun
day here with lier parents Rev.
and Mr-s. Wilson.
Johnsor: Was a Mighty Entor.
M!any men off gr-eat intellectual pow
er have been large eaters. Luther.
Goethe and Walter- Scott were migbty
trence'aemen. Charles V. shortened his
life by giuttony. It Is recorded by
B oswell that oil a certain night at sup
per :r. Jthiuson discoursed of goodJ
eatia.z with uncoinmon sattisfadctti.
We !uow fromn the same authority
how stui(ously the sage mlided his
stomnach. -When at inble." says Bos
well. "ie w-as Totaly absorbed in the
buliness of the moment. His eyes
seemaed riveted to his plate. uor wuld
he. unless when in ver-y high -o:upany,
say one word or~ even pay the least at
tention to what syas said by others til
ha had satistled his appetite, which
was so irce and indulged with such
iteeaess tluit v:he in the act or
eating the veins of his-forhead swell
ed and gradualy a stroug per-spiration
The squeamish persen n-ho r-eids
these unplesat details must remem
ber that .Johnso~n liad in his days of oh
sctrity known byL experience what fast
ina Thas. ::nd oneX. ini writing to ai jpub
isher. had adde -<O-impra'nsus" to his
n'me. he 1'rneiy then? acquiredO re
mined Il h hi wh'en his dinner was
Nas wrn aTab e.
po - -. - --ert h C:uppo ilyo ti:-: C"
wit ::mil s!a, own - that "wU
ep I-~. u vrd till the rest
hoor' drn. eat to yon, youl lmlst
to yo'u. :-ou must libe r--e he net
oneC ri~~ss eam ~'-- th tl- bfoe-h
ret he mlust pn lI :. hat.",
Atrace'> -- thi etqet lgesi
the honi:0' commo* . ' he-'re at ta":
er is alway lore to "ea cis hat
A Story oi La Fontaine.
La Fontaine used to denounce tb
stage "aside" as utterly iuartistic an
inadmissible. In "Jean de la Fol
t:aine" Frank Ilamel tells of an ou
burst before Moliere, Racine an
"Nothing.- said La Fontaine. "i
more contraury to good sense. Wha1
The pit is supposed to understand tha
which an actor is not expected to henx
alithough lie is close behind the on
w is speaking? Absurd!"
As he grew very warm while thu
espressing his feelings, and as it wa
impossible to rae him hear a swor
Boileau tried to arrest his attention b
repeating over -and o'.er again in lou
toies, "La Fontaine must be a prett
rascal, a great rogue." But La'For
toine took no n"ice of ail this abus<
At last they nil burst out laughin;
and this interrupted his train c
"What are you laughing at?" he sai(
Boileau replied gravely: "Fancy!
was abusing you at the top of my voic
and you never heard me, although
am near enough to touch you, an
you are astonished that an actor do(
not hear an aside that another actc
utters on the boards."
The Two Coats Were There.
Sometimes the more you get a negi
cornered the less cornered you ha
him. This fact, long known to man:
was discovered the other day by
leather man in the "swamp."
This man suddenly awoke to the fa'
that certain back walls were ding
with dirt and decided they'd look muc
better if whitewashed.
So lie summoned his old negro fact
turm and told him to get busy with h
whitewash brush, giving special dire
tions to put two coats en.
When the job apparently had be(
finished the leather merchant inspec
ed it and found fth whitewash suar
ciously thin looking.
Summoning Sambo. he said as ster
ly as he could, "You didn't go ov4
those walls twide as I told you to."
"No, sir." was the quick reply.
i.in't gene over twice. but I done pi
two co:its In de pail, sir-two eoats
de paii."-New York slail.
Sho Was So Sure.
A woman who may be called Mr
Smith placed per umbrella against tt
counter at ehich she was making son
purchases in a department store ti
other day and when she finished pie'
ed it up and started away. At lea
that was the way It ran through h
'Pardon me,'- said a strange woma
"but you have my umbrella."
"Oh, no." said 'Mrs. Smith; "that
"Pardon me again." insisted tl
strange woman, "but It is pine."
"I guess I know my u-mbrella," sa:
Mrs. Smith. beginning to show flgb
"If yop have lost your umbrella I a:
sorry, but I can't give you mine."
"Did you carry two umbrellas whf
you left home?' asked the stranger.
Then Mrs. Smith discovered that s]
had an umbrella in !ach hand, aad si
Food Tasters at Feasts.
The sixteenth century feast was
round of~ precautions. The table lal
the pantler at onc-e tasted the 'brat
and salt as a preliminary "feeler
Then my lord washed in water teste
for poison and dried with a towel
ready kissed as a like precaution, th
the- while each dish of the first cours
then on the dresser', was being tast4
by the stewards and cooks under ti
direction of the sewer. The dish<
then came to the high table, and "a
saye" was taken by tile carver and ti
sewer himself. Nothing was left
chance. Pieces were chipped fro
each loaf and corners from all meal
Pies~ were broken open an'd "cornet:
of bread dlipped into several places ax
swallowed by the tasters. Granted tl
we'll b~eing of these tasters, the fea
could then proceed.-Londonl Chroniel
Delinquent Land Sale.
Under and by virtue of authoril
yested ini me by executions issued ar
to me directed by L. L. WVelle, Cou:
tv Treasurer, I will offer for sale ft
cash the following parcels of'real e
tate for taxes for 1910 and 1911 c
Mondaythe 3rd day of June 1012.
Concord Township. -Summertc
Warehouse Company, 1 lot and
building, bounded on the North
Northwestern Railroad, on the Ea
by Sumumerton Mercantile Comipan
on the South by J. B. Baxter, and<
the West by Lanhami & Rogan.
Santee Township.-P. H. Felde
20 acres and one building. bound4
on the North by lands of estate
Simon Felder, now estate of Nexse
on the East by Ben Lemon, on ti
South by J. J. Frierson, and on ti
West by lands of Quackenbush.
Urew ingtoni Township. - P.
Thorn, .596 acres, bounded on ti
North by run of Black River, on ti
East by lands of B. P. Fultoni and
A. Burgess. on the South by lands
J. H. Johnson and on the WVest I
lands <> Evans.
W. James Broom, 1 lot and 2 buil
ines, bounded on the North by Hanm
Davis. on the East by Publie Roa
on the South bv Willis McDowell ax
the West by estate of C. S. Land.
Sandy (irove Township.-W.
Wilson, 10 acres, hounded on tI
North by lands of Miss Laura Job
son, on t~eEast by hinds formerly
W. W. Kenneudy. on the Southl
hlands of A. Slide Coker and West
lands fortuerly orjflon H. Johnson
Purchaser' to pay for pap)ers.
Shcu iT Clar'endlon Counts.
+ F. . HAYNSWORTH,
. W. SURVEYOR.
$ Oitice Lawy Range-'Phone
PAY YOUR BILLS
b' Check. wieh makes the hes
kId of n ri'OOL~. and thus ax'oi
the corry' aud danger attendini
theC carrin' g lt of large.t sumTs c
Bank and Trust Co.
FOR CLERK OF COURT.
s HEREBY ANNOUNCE MYSELF A CAN
dI didate for the office of Clerk of Court for
Clarendon County. subject to the rules of the
T. MITCH WELLS.
PLEDGING TU ABIDE BY THE RULES
of the Democratic Primary. I hereby an
S nounce myself a cardidate for re-election to the
ofce of Clerk of Court of Clarendon County.
ARCHIE I. BARRON.
FOR COUNTY SUPERVISOR.
T AM A CANDIDATE FOR THE OFFICE
. of County Supervisor for Clarendon County,
subject to the rules of the Democratic party.
FRANK P. ERVIN.
f A T THE EARNEST SOLICITATION OF
.L my friends I announce myself as a Candi
date for Supervisor of Clarendon County, sub
L ject to the rules of the Democratic primary.
W. R. DAVIS.
o The Voters of Clarendon County:
I TI hereby announce myself a candidate for
the oMce of County Supervisor of Clarendon
J County, subject to the action of the Democratic
s primary. I was a candidatetor this office eight
years ago. and was defeated only by a very few
r votes. I have since felt very grateful to he
people for the support given me in that election
and in submitinog my candidacy I do so entirely
on my own merit, and upon this I ask the sup
port of the people of thD county, and if elected,
I promise to look closely after every section
'o of the county and to faithfully discharge every
,e duty of the office to the best of my ability.
H. L. JOHNSTON.
a I HEREBY ANNOUNCE MYSELF A CAN
didate for County Supervisor, subject to the
rules of the Democratic Primary.
It T. B. HOLLADAY.
h FOR SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION.
I HEREBY ANNOUNCE MYSELF A CAN
- didate for re-election to the office of County
Superintendent of Education, subject to the
i rules and reglations governing our Democratic
primaries. E. J. BROWNE.
n FOR SHERIFF.
t- SUBJECT TO THE RULES OF THE DEMO
cratic party. I hereby oiler myself for re
-elecion to the o::fce of Sh-riff of Clarendon
County. E. B. GAMBLE.
HEREBY ANNOUNCE MYSELF A CAN
,I didate for re-election to the office of Solicitor
Iof Third Judicial Circuit, subject to (he rules of
t the Democratic primary.
PHILIP H. STOLL.
HEREBY ANNOUNCE MYSELF A CAN
didate for the office of Solicitor for the Third
Judicial Circuit. subject to the rules of the Dem
ocratic primary. THOS. H. TATUM.
e FOR CORONER.
O THE DEMOCRATIC VOTERS OF CLAIR
endon County: I wish to announce that I
am a Candidate for the office of Coroner for
t Clarendon Cout.cy, subject to the rules that
govern the Primary election.
r HARVEY C. BAGGETT.
1, O THE DEMOCRATIC VOTERS OF CLAR
Feeling that I can discharge the duties of the
s office of Coroner with honor to myself and credit
to the county. I hereby announce myself as' :
candidate for the office of Coroner for Claren
e don county, pledgine myself to abide the result
of the Democratic Primary.
JOHN L. JOHNSON.
FOR HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
HEREBY ANNOUNCE MYSELF A CAN
didate for the Hou-e of Representatives,
subject to the rules of the Democratic party.
JOS. H. BURGESS.
I HEREBY ANNOUNCE MYSELF A CAN
didate for the House of 'Representatives,
subject to the rules of- the Democratic Primary.
R. D. WHITE.
rpHERE WILL BE QUESTIONS OF. IM
a portance to come up in the next general as
Ssembly, and with my practical experience as a
-Legislator, I .feel that I can be of service. I
.d therefore announce myself a candidate for the
n' House of Representatives, subject to the decis
ion of the Democratic Primary.
d I. M. WOODS.
is T ANNOUNCE MYSELF A CANDIDATE
.L or e-eecionto heHouse of Representa
e. tives from Clarendon county, subjeec to the
*d rules governing the Democratic Primary.
HENRY B. RICHARDSON, JR.
s FOR MAGISTRATE.
TO THE VOTERS OF MANNING JUDI
te ?cialDistrict:-Promisin;; to abide the re
:o suit of the Democratic primary. I hereby an
nounce myself a candidate for the office of Mag
istrate at Manning.
TRESPECTFULLY ASK THE DEMOCRAT
ie ?lc voters of the Manning judicial district, to
st continue me in the Magistrate offce for fwo
years more. pledging myself to abide the action
e. of the voters at the approaching primary elec
tion, May ;27th, 191s. D. J. BR ADRAM.
I HEREBY ANNOUNCE MY CANDIDACY
durer, subject to the rules of the Democratic
party. L. L WELLS.
n T HEREBY ANNOUNCE MYSELF A CAN
,Ldidate for re-election to the offce of County
Auditor, subject to the rules of the Democratic
1primary. ANDREW P. BURGESS.
sBUSINESS LOCALS. -
R 1ub-My-Tism will cure you.
r. Rub-My-Tism will cure youi.
of For Sale-Man's Bicycle. almost new
n, $17 50. J. H. Lesesne.
ie For Sale-My Hudson Automobile,
Sirst class shape, cheap. C. W. Wells.
Two fine Milch Cows, now milking,
Itwo gallons and over each daily. J N.
j-McKinzie, Alcolu. S. C.
Itch relieved in 30 minutes by Wool
'Y ford's Sanitary Lztiou. Never fails.
Sold by Dickson Drug Co., druggists.
h1 Mirs. Ella C. Alsbrook offers for sale
Sher residence, the Acade~my building,
d and three tenant houses in this town.
Her address is .Spattnburg, S. C.
xe Wanted-One man in or near Nan
:- ningrto act as ou:r representadr~e. Must
>f be ahfle to give rood rets. nCe. Singer
y Sewing Machine Co., J. Hi. Guibrie,
,y Sum ter, S. C.
Farm Wan ted-Several Mlarlboero
farmers have asked to get them farms
in Clarendon. Write me what von
have and best p)rice. Rl. Cosby Newton.
B Iennettsville.'S. C
+ For Sale-One lot in the Town of
+ Foreston, containing two acres, with a
1 d welling ther-eon. and at tract of land
+ near Foreston containing ten acres. all
*the said property is deeded to Zine-k
* Broom. and will be sold on r-easonable
+ terms. Address Louis Broom. Man
$ning, S. C.
: 5 or 6i doses G366 will break -any case
+ of Chills and Fever: it acts on the liver
bettr tban Calomnel, and does not grip~e
or sicken. 25c.
We have a car of stock just in from
St. Louis. In this ear are a number of
nice riding, drivinil and business
[Iorse and Matres. Also a nice assort
me~nt of Mules. Th is is all young. fresh
stock and we can piease you in quality
and] price. Give us a cal!.
bOYLE LtVE STOCK CO. .
Sumter, S. C.
: JOIN G. C.APE RSl. (of South Carolina)
Ex:-Comumissionedr In-.ernal Rfevneuc
tCAPERS & WRIGHT.
I AT ORNEYS AT LAW
tIWASHIINGTON, D). C.
Te ephone Main 6691
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