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LOUIS APPELT, EDITOR.
MANNING, S. C.:
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21, 1896.
PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY.
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three, six and twelve months.
Communications must be accompanied
by the real name and address of the writer
in order to receive attention.
No communication of a personal char
acter will be published except as an adver
Entered at the Post Office at Manning as
BRYAN AND FREE SILVER.
May win, but in case he don't, what wil
become of all our many plans for doing
this and doing that? Oar advise to you is
to buy your dry goods now while every
thing is at, such a reasonable cost. Goods
were never as cheap as they are to-day and
it is a conceded fact. and a fact that is sure
to follow as your left foot follows your right
rhen you walk, that no matter who is
elected goods and everything else viU ad
vance in price from what they are to-day.
The reason, there is but one, the manu
facturers of merchandise claim that as it is
now everything is uncertain at present,
they don't know what kind of money they
are goingto be paid for their merchandise.
When one or the other is elected they claim
they will know precisely what to do. We,
The Diamond Racket Store of SumterS. C.,
bave bought everythin at the botton of the
market and we are selling in the same pro
portition as log as the goods last. We
buy for cash and in this way we take ad
vantage of every available discount thereby
get ne goods far cheaper than merchants
*bo buy on time and we are selling our
od in proportion to the way they were
ught. The proportion being far cheaper
than other merchants as the following
will show: Matches at 4c doz boxes, paper
of pins at le, paper best needles at same
price. Just received another 5000 yay4s
worsted plaid and duchess suitings ii all
shades that we are selling at the rediculous
ly low price of five cents a yard. Don't mi
take the place, opposite bank of Sumter.
The South Carolina college is now
now being discussed' by the news
papers, and from the way they are
defending the institution, they must
believe it is in danger. This is a
day of progress, and the people
are thoroughly alive to all things
loiking to building up and improv
ment; 'therefore we cannot believe
that any effort to destroy an institu
tion which has done so much good
w zwi-iith- the approval of the
~ol.we see no reason why South
Carolina shall tear down an existing
educational institution; there is room
a plenty for State and denominational
educational eolleges. When the con
stitutionial convention was in session
the fight was started against the
State instiutions, not because the
xpeople-wanted1;hem done away with,
-but because those interested in the
denominational institutions hoped
their favorite colleges would be bene
fitted should the fight succeed. Let
the South Carolina college and Clem
Son and Winthrop and the Citadel
continue doing their good work and
the day is not far distant when the
effects will be felt at the cross-roads
and in the log school houses in the
country. we know of no State in
the 'Union that is without educational
institutions supported by the State
and why should South Carolina be
an exception, especially since we have'
gone to the trouble and expense to
establish and equip them. Some
argue in behalf of the denominational
colleges, that the moral influence is
not good, surely such an argument
will not hold with reference to the
South Carolina college, for we are
satisfied the faculty of that institu
*tion will compare very favorably in a
moral sense with any educational in
stitution in the State, denominational
colleges not excepted.
The court of general sessions as
sembled last Monday morning.
Judge W. C Benet presided. Solic
tor Wilson was at his post and Mr.
L I Parrott was. court stenographer.
The following true bills were
brought in by the grand jury:
General Evans Davis-Murder.
J. D. Alsbrook-Maliiouis mis
James Lawrence-Assault and bat
tery with intent to kill.
John Butler-Larceny of live
William Prince-Assault and bat
tery with intent to kill.
All of the bills given out by the
Solicitor were returned with "true
bill" endorsed upon them.
The first case tried was against
Winfield and Erv Scott, assault and
battery with intent to kill. This was
the case in which the sheriff, after
much effort, succeeded in capturing
the-prisoners in Savannah. They are
brothers and Canadians, and are
rather good looking men. .Col., Bar
ron, their counsel, so ingeniously
managed the case agsinst them that
he succeeded in obtaining a consent
verdict after the case went to the
jury. Said verdict lessened the pnn
ishmnent to a great extent. The prns
oners were sentenced to pay a fine of
$50 each, or three months in the
county jail. This ended the work
Tuesday morning court was re
sumed and the case against Jans~es
Lawrence was tried, which resulted
in a verdiet of gnilty, senten@@d to
18 months in the penitentiary.
Attorney A. R Stucky was granted
an order by His Honor to permit B.
B. King to give bond, who was ar
rested upon a bench warrant, under
a presentment of the grand jury upon
a charge of adultery.
The case of William Prince alias
William Cooper, charged with as
sault and battery with intent to kill.
The defendant was absent and he
was tried in his absence. The juay
brought in a verdict of guilty and
His Honor filed a sealed sentence.
The grand jury in the afternoon
session made the following as their
THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF CLARENDON.
To His Honor, W. C. Benet, Presid
ing Judge, October Term 1896.
The Grand Jury empanelled for
the present year, beg leave to make
this their final presentment:
First of all, we wish to thank your
Honor for the able, clear and ex
plicit charge which you gave us at
the begining of this term of the court,
as it has given us a better insight
into our duties, and enabled us to
conclude our work more satisfac
torily. We have acted upon all bills
handed us by the solicitor, and made
returns of same.
At the June term of court we ap
pointed a committee of three from
our body, consisting of the Foreman
and Messrs. H. C. Carrigan and J. M.
Strange to investigate the county
officers, and recommended that a
competent person, Mr. J. H. Lesesne,
be employed to assist this committee.
During the summer this committee,
with said expert assistance, performed
their work. They spent several 4ys
investigating the various oonty
offices, and found them all in a fairly
good condition. We believe that our
county officers are endeavoring to
perform their duties faithfully, with
the exceptions that we will hereafter
note, in 'which some of them might
be open to the charge of being a lit
tle neglectful. We also made investi
gation of the bonds of the county
officers. At the first term of the court
for this year the foreman, with one
or two members of the jury, made a
hasty examination of the ofcer's
bonds and asked that all the county
officers' bonds be shown, and re
ported them as good, but in this ex
amination the bond of the Probate
Judge was overlooked, and when our
committee went fully into an exami
nation during the summer we found
that Louis Appelt, Probate Judge,
had failed to give any bond at all.
His attention was called to this mat
ter and he has since executed a bond,
which we pronounce good and
sufficient. As to the bonds of. the
sheriff and county supervisor, while
they may be about as strong as the
average bonds that are given for
their respective amounts, yet if put
to the test they would fail to come
up to the full requirements of the
law, alter deducting all liabilities and
exemptions of the sureties thereon,
and as a committee from the board of
county commissioners have recom
mended that these two particular
bonds be strengthened, we also en
dorse their recommendation. --
We were pleased to note that ydar
Honor was so clear in explaining to
us our duty in having officers brought
before us and knowing why our rec
ommendations were not carried out.I
Certain recommendations have been
made by grand jury after grand jury
and were unheeded and we had about
come to the conclusion that there was
something radically wrong some
whore. For instance: Our roads and
bridges are, and have been for the
past several years, in very bad con
dition. We have made recommenda
tions as to improving their conditions
but same have been unheeded. Ac
cording to your Honor's instructions
we had the county supervisor to ap
pear before us and give some reasons
why our roads and bridges are in
such bad condition. He attributes
their condition principally to the
lack of suffiient funds, and the fact
that owing to a change in the time of
the sitting of the legislature he has
had to do the work of fourteen
months with the money that should
be expended in twelve months. There
is no doubt something in his expla
nation, but we think some of the
blame also rests upon the various
townships boards in' not keeping
proper supervision over the roads in
their respective townships, and while
we believe in economy we do not be
lieve in it to the extent that it is now
practiced in regards to our roads and
bridges. We desire to say to the
supervisor and members of the vari
ous township boards and road over
seers that they are expected to look
into the condition of the roads and
bridges in their respective townships
and have them improved, or we, as a
grand jury, will call an extra meeting
and at the next term of the court
present this matter to our successors,
who will be in position to enforce the
reform. If these bad conditions that
we speak of are due to insuffcient
funds then we realize that some blame
attaches to our Senator and members
of the legislature, for the county
offcers cannot cairy on work when
they have no funds or insuffiient ap
propriations. We therefore implore
our representatives in the General As
sembly to confer with our county
supervisor and members of the county
boards of commissioners, and look to
a remedy of those conditions.
In a former presentment we called
attention to the pressing need of a
fire-proof vault in which the records
of our county could be securely kept,
and we would again earnestly recom
mend its erection. The safe in the
office of clerk of court is not fire
proof, and even were it fire-proof it is
insuffcient to hold more than about
one thir4 of the important records.
[t will thus be seen that should a fire
occur records might be lost which
would cause untold loss and expense
and open the door for almost endless
itigation. We earnestly recommend
that our members of the General As
sembly look into this matter and pro
vide the necessary appropriations for
the erection of this vault.
We call attention to the fact that
some trial justices, or magistrates, do
not make their regular monthly re
ports to the auditor, and also that
ome of their reports which are on
fie are very incomplete, not showing
iy time covered by said reports.
Trial ju~stices, or magistrates should
make their reports' regularly every
month and note in same so much
mollected for such and such purpose
from such a time to such a time.
In a former presentment we made
allusion to some of our officers keep
ing their offices open wore regularly.
While the absence of our county of
ficers from their offices is iot by
any means practiced to the extent
of being a dire evil, yet it dues some
times occur that parties comc from
a distance to see an officer and find
him absent. We would suggest that
our officers have, as near as prac
ticable, regular hours, and post their
office hours on their doors, and when
ever they are going to be absent that
they post this upon their doors.
A committee from our body made
an examination of the Poor House,
and report the same, as has been many
times before reported, in bad con
dition. The inmates' building is yetin
a dilapidated condition and bedding
is insufficient to begin the approach
ing winter, but we presume that these
conditions are about as well as might
be expected with the present appro
priatios. We recommend that the
appropriation for the Poor House be
raised from five hundred dollars to
eight hundred or one thousand dol
We recommend that .1r. J. H.
Lesesne be paid the sum of twenty
dollars for services as expert to grand
We present Sidney Burgess for
bigamy and give as witnesses Amos
Burgess, Daniel Eaddy, Jane Eady
and J. W. Flemming.
In conclusion we extend to your
Honor, the solicitor and the officers of
the court our appreciation of your
efforts to aid us in the discharge of
0. L. E[AXUE,
When this presentment was read,
Mr. Louis Appelt arose in open
court and obtained permission
from His Honor to explain
the matter referring to the
judge of probate, and the Judge, af
ter hearing the explanation, suggest
ed that the same be placed in the
shape of an affidavit, which he or
dered to go on record as an adendum
to the grand jury presentment:
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLInA,
Crau4 o-i COUM.
Personally appeared before me
Louis Appelt, Judge of Probate for
Clarendon county, who on oath says,
that on the 20th day of October, 1896,
the Grand Jury for Clarendon coun
ty, in ther final presentment, use
the following language, "We found
that Louis Appelt, Probate Judge,
had failed to give any bond at all.
His attention was called to this mat
ter and he has since executed a bond,
which we pronounce good and suffi
Deponent says that he was re
ekpted to the office referred to, in
189, and when it came time for giv
ing bond, he thought he had done so
and was honestly under the impres
sion that the necessary bond had
been given by him. The Grand
Jury following ths depopent's re
election to said offce reporte4 to the
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We have the lead an(
ing in very large<
quote you prices so 1
Greenbacks, Nickles, Dim
all the same with1
Come to Sumter and we will
penses at the p1ices we will se
pleased in selecting from the
Ii the LARGEST I)El
In the S
Court that "all of the bonds of the El
county officers vere good and suffi
cient." and the present Grand Jury
made a simil-Ar report to this Court. F
A committee from the board of coun
ty supervisors; examined the records
and they also reported the hoids of B
the county officers good. Deponent
further says that when his attention
was called to the fact that his bond -
could not he found on record, he im
mediately went to vork to correct
the oversight by executing a new T
bond. This was done the Saturday
morning after having received the
information that his bond could not
be found, and the attention of the
forenan of the present Grand Jury
was called thereto and the bond was
exbibited to the said foremau of the
said Grand Jury. The deponent
further says that it was not his in
tention nor desire to continue in said
office without bond, and when in
formed that the bond was not of re- e.
cord in the office of the Clerk of
Court, it was a surprise. to him and
he immediately corrected that which
was purely an oversight.
Sworn to before me this 20th day
of October, 1896.
Notary Public for S. C.
This morning as soon as court con
vened the case against J. D. Alsbrook
-malicious mischief, was tried. This
is a case where Mr. Jeff Alsbrook
killed a "yaller dog" for biting him,
and the owner not being able to in- V
duce Mr. Alsbrook to pay him ten G
dollars, brought the case into court.
The testimony as developed showed
that Mr. Baker's "yallar dog" bit Mr.
Alsbrook on the leg and after the dog
was kicked off the poor little "yallar
purp" was sept to dog heaven by a
load of shot from a gun in the bands
of Jefferson D. Alsbrook, who did -
kill this "yallar dog." The jury re
turned a verdict of not guilty.
The ncxt case was against General 3Z
Evans Davis, a fourteen-year-old col
ored lad, charged with murder. The
case is being tried as we go to press- 32
His Honor excused all of the ju
rors not in this case until next Mon- 32
day morning. It will therefore be
well for every juryman to be at his
post next Monday morning, because n
4 udge Benet will hold down the rules
of the court strictly.
STATE OF OMo, CiTy OF. TOLEDO, I
Lucas COUTY. f ss. 2(
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he is V
the senior partner of the firm of F. J Che
ney & Co., doing basinegs in the City of i
Toledo, County and Stato aforesaid, and 2t
that said firm will pay the sum of On(
HUNDRED DOLLAltS for each and every
case of CATAunH that cannot be cured by 1
the use of HALL'S CATAERH CURE.
FRANK J. CHENEY. 7
Sworn to befor, me and subscribed in
my presence, this 6th day of December, A.
[SEAL A- W. GLEASON,
Hal's Catarrh Care is taken internally and
acts directly on thie blood and mucons sur
faces of the system. Send for testimonial,
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Tole' f).
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EUdTER .. A
IERY PRICE OF EVERY YOUR
RTIC[E IN EVERY DE- MONEY'S WORTH
ARTMENT AT EVERY OR
IME CUARANTEED TO , YOUR
LWS.Here is the P1lac U MONEY
The LOWEST. BACK.
Palace Dry Goo(1s Emporiumi!
S li~riz Broilers
GIUMT3Drt, S. C.
If it is inconvenient to get here, write! Lots do. Seenis as hough
very lady ought to have the privilege of knowing
That The Fall Stuffs Are Like!
How the New Styles are Running!
Our mail order department is so prompt in answering, so accurate in
boosing, that mistakes are few anl far between. Send for samples to us.
i OPEN THE SEASON
iith the Largest, Choicest, Best Selected and Cheapest Stock of Dry
oods that has ever been offered.
'here is No Mistake About the Following. Prices
are Just as Given. Values Precisely
Go over the list often. Who ever sold such qualities at
such prices ?
c Fancy Dress Goods, 26-inch Fruit of the Loom
36-in., beautiful styles for..15c Bleach for.............7c
ie All-Wool Flannels, 36-in, 36-inch Special Bleach for .. 5c
all shades, for. ..........23c 130-inch Fine Quality Bleach,
;c Cashmeres, 36-in., new worth 81, for...........6jc
shades for.............19c CAN 100 pieces good Calicos. for.. 4c
c All-Wool Fancy Flannel, I ease Best Calicos, Indigo
36-inch. for...............23c ANY ONE Blue, Old Colors, Dreg
c Fancy Mohairs and Bril- St as d 3ovrningi. for..5c
liantines, 40-in., for . 25c MATCH 1?jc uok. special ofring... 8c
c all-wool Serges and 7cancy Oalings for . 4 c
Cheviot, 36 in., for ... ... 23a H E c Fancy Outings for... .7
le Flannels, 4ll shades, 5.4 7c Gingilams (I good One) for 5c
inches, for.............40c OFFERINGS? 104 Bleach Sheeting. 20c
ic all-wool Fancies, Stripes, quality, for............1c
Check and' Mixtures, extra
fine goods for..........48c WILL 10 Bewc Sheeting, 15c
sc all-wool Red Tvirill Flan
nel for ................15c ANY ONE qualitl, for............19c
le all-wool Red Flannel for 12Ac 36-inch Sea Island, 7L qnil.
c all-wool Red and White ity, for................c
Flannel for ..............15C 36inch Sta Isand, best
e Fast Black Ladies' Hose fr 10c quality, for..61C
lc Hernesdorf [lack Ladies'
Hose, seamless, foi.. .....15c i g Check oe.ptn,
c White Linen Initial Hand
kerchiefs for...............6c 10 bales %.incii Aest Howe
c 6 Hook Corsets, black, spun, 7c quality, for . Sc
g-ray and white for ....49c 10 bales Ri R Homuespun for..5c
We mean just what we pay. Qome once and you'll want to cgl again.
Great Sale of Cloaks and Capes frQm $1.oo up,
Ve have lots more in store fgr yg,
Leaders of Style.
reat Slaughter Sale of
[aving recently purchased a very great
bargain in broken lots of Clothing we
will offer the public Great Bargains in
Remember, the Goods are new and warranted
to be as represonted or your money refunded.
elow we quote you prices on some few of the many bar
gains to be had:
11-wool blue Sack Suits, warranted not to fade, at $6.
All-wool gray Sack Suits, at $3.50.
11-wool mixed Sack Suits, at $5.00.
All-wool Clay Worsted Sack Suits, at $8.50.
11-wool Clay Worsted Sack Suits, at $7.50,
All-wool Clay Worsted Cutaway Suits, at $10.00.
11-wool fancy Worsted Cutaway Suits, at $8.50.
)UR FURNISHING GOODS
AND HAT STOCKS
ARE FULL OF REAL BARGAINS.
Ask to see our fine Clothing at popular prices and be
nvinccd that we are selling goods as advertised.
1896 MOSES LEVI. 1896.
Business is Business.
I extend a cordial invitation to every m'an, "oman and chil-d- in Oar
endon to visit miy store where they Cali see ol e of
THE LARGEST STOCKS OF GOODS
in Manning. I know that these goods were bought in first-class was
kets where the cash is an important purchasing factor. In buying good
for the cash it is to get the advantage of all the discounts, whereby I can
give the benefit to my customers. I realize that to gain and hold trade
the purchasing public must be satisfied.
and t h t m ns ihouse in this section better equipped to give values
Caun not be excelled. Families laying in a winter supply should bear
in mind that I make a specialty of selling everything in the Dry Gooda
line. My assortmezjt of
BLANKETS, LAP ROBES, ETC1,
Is to.o hirge to itimize- here. Come and see them.
Everybody knows that thia line Ws one of the most important in a esl ?? .
tile establishment ari I will goarantee that I have not only
best makes. Don't forget it, that I can xatisfy yon in shoes.
and Gents' Furnishings.
Any M41 or bay can be Atted ink this department. A large assortineut to select
fron Atid tbe prices arte low. Onr Neckwear and nd(r clothing is the best we have
RARDWARE, CROCKERY AND TINWAR1E -
This line waq seleoted with great care and we can snpply yo.1n with ev yolk
wi~h. Come anti gee our fane line ot harness.
The Grocery Department is one of the beat eqnippesip qbe.sr.tte. My staple good*
are bought in such qnanti ties that I cantu pete wi Jk 'any place in the state. SG9%o&
it to say that I wont be undethso . I am 1so pigy.an the highest prioc for cottoa o
LOTHING for MEN
LOTHING for BOYS
LOTHING for Childrer.
Fine Clothing Medium C ioting
Common Clothing I
I think I can say without any exaggeration that I
have one of the best stocks-of Clothing, Hats and
Furnishing Goods for Men, Boys and Chi!dren that
has ever been brought to Sumter. IfL0 as ~~~~~
A -REAL- COEAP - SUIT
You can get it. If you want
A Medium Price Suit
I have hundreds for you to select from.
If you want
A Fine, -:- Tailor-Made, -:-Perfect-Fitting -S
You will find a good assortment of the most Popular
fabrics made up in Cambridge, Princeton and Ox
ford Sacks and the latest style Cutaways.
No other house will show you a larger or better
selected stock. No other :1ouse wvill sell you
cheaper, and no one wvill appreciate your patronage
more than Yours truly,
D. J. CHANDLER,
SUMTER ------ S_ C