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LOUIS APPELT, EDITOR.
MANNING, S. C.:
WEDNESDAY, SEP. 22. 1S97.
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Entered at the Post Office at Manning as
THE PEOPLE ALWAYS RESENT
The Columbia "State" in its edi
torials of the 15th and 16th inst., re
minds us very much of the cow, that
gave a pail of nice rich milk
and then kicked it over. The "State'
has done good work this summer.
Its editor is capable of being of great
service to South Carolina, and it is a
pity to see this capacity for useful
ness destroyed in a fit of unreason
able temper because things don't go
exactly according to his notions on
"original packages" and Congress
ional elections. We were just as ani
ions and worked just as hard for El
lerbe to go Congress as the "State"
did for Johnson. All had a fair chance
and there should be no whining over
the result. If Johnson had remained
out of the race, Ellerbe would have
beat Norton. What right had Gon
zales to expect Governor Ellerbe to
actively interfere for Johnson when
he didn't for his own brother? What
a pitiful exhibition it is for the "State"
to threaten Ellerbe next summer be
cause he didn't carry Marion county
for Johnson. We are very much afraid
that Brother Gonzales is afflicted
with an incurable case of political
dyspepsia, and that the mild salve of
peace and unity is powerless to al
lay the irritation of his diaphragm. It
looks to us a wonderful thing for
Johnson to have come so near defeat
ing Norton. Johnson is not and has
never been popular with the masses.
Norton is very strong in Marion and
is a 'shrewd manipulator. ,Johnson
was'only elected Solicitor because
of the weakness of his opponent. In
the counties of the circuit which were
in the 6th District, Townsend beat
him badly, and Johnson only saved
himself by carrying Chesterfield by a
large majority, it being the county
where he was least known. We .want
the Columbia "State" to understand
that the people of this District do not
need either dictation from it, Gov. El
lerbe or any one else. We were not
prejudiced towards Johnson, but if
he had a chance in the future the
"State" has destroyed it. The Refor
mers of this District don't belong to
anybody, and when Mr. Gonzales un
dertakes to accuse us of "dirty poli
tics," and notify us who we must
elect to Congress next summer, we
will resent it at the ballot box. For
the past six years. there has been just
complaint of "Bossismi." We dont
propose to substitute one "Boss" for
another, and if the "State" will just
follow the bullying, hectoring, whin
fling line a while longer, it will loose
very rapidly the good influence it has
acquired in the past few months. No
paper has more persistently and con
sistently fought the election of men
to office, who get there by shouting
'Tillman" and not on merit than the
"State." The editorials referred to
look very much as if it was a ques
tion of whose ox was gored. If the
"dictation" is in accord with the no
tions of the "State,"-'it is "peace and
unity" and "reciprocity." In other
words instead of the dictation of Till
man, the "State" comiplains, that Gov.
Ellerbe did not go into the 6th Dis
trict and carry it for Johnson. He
accusee Ellerbe of making a trade
with Norton. From our knowledge
of the Giovernor's character, we know
this ir not true. He does not make
"deals" of that sort, with Norton.
Derham, Gonzales or anybody else.
The following extract from the"State"
has a distinctly bad flavor, and if the
"State" expects to "bulirag" and bull
doze" its way into a dictatorship in
South Carolina, it will be wofully
mistaken, when it undertakes to
threaten the people of this District
and berate them for "dirty p~oli~ics."
When we need a Mentor or Guardian,
we will let him know.
"Governor Ellerbe's county, which
gave McLaurin a majority of 1,200,
gave 300 majority against Johnson.
That is a bad symptom, and it will
not help the governor in the primary
next year. We doubt whether any
former "Conservatives" will be en
couraged by it to keep out of com
petition for the governorship in 1898.
as they kept out of competition for
the senatorship in 1897, for fear of
contributing to the defeat of a "peace
and unity" candidate. Peace and
unity must mean something more
than words. There has to be some
thn.g like recirity. T: ha a rather
ugly look that Governor Ellerbe's
former chief clerk should be able to
carry Governor Ellerbe's county on a
factional issue which Governor Eller
be is committed against; and it looks
uglier still that that candidate, Nor
ton, should practically promise Gov
ernor Ellerbe's appointment of his,
Norton's subordinate to the comp
troller generalship, and that this sub
ordinate should thus be encouraged
to leave his work for weeks and can
vass Horry county in the interest of
Norton and his own succession."
The "State" further criticises Gov
vernor Ellerbe, because of the decis
ion of the railroads to obey the law.
Tnis is a broad statement, but it is
For several years the State Admin
istration and the roads, have been
engaged in a series of expensive and
vexatious law-suits. Ellerbe came in
as a "peace and unity" candidate. He
has honestly tried to avoid strife of
all kinds. As Governor it is his duty
to enforce as far as possible every law
on our Statute books. It is not for
him to inquire whether it is a good
law or a bad one, if it is there he
takes an oath to enforce it until re
pealed by the Legislature. Section
3 and 15 of the Dispensary Act re
quires a certificate from the State
Commissioner to be affixed to all
liquors shipped into the State and
provides further, viz: "And without
such certificates any package contain
ing liquors which shall be shipped
from place to place within the State
or delivered to the consignee by any
railroad, express company or common
carrier, or be found in the possession
of any common carrier, shall be re
garded as contraband, and may be
Gov. Ellerbe called attention of the
roads to this provision of the laws of
South Carolina, and again the "State"
threatens him with political extinc
tion. It was his dnty as governor to
enforce the law. It is the duty of
every good citizen, including even
Mr. Gonzales to obey and uphold the
the law. We wish. to say this and we
do not want to offend the Editor of
the "State" for he has ruany admir
able qualities, nor do we wish to re
tard the growth of "peace and unity,"
but if we must purchase it by abject
submission and winking at violations
of the Dispensary law so long as it is
a law, then we will take "none of it in
our coffee." Our conception of Gov.
Ellerbe is that he is a man who will
do his duty without fear or favor. If
the "State" has been advocating
"peace and unity" only to assume the
role of "Dictator," it will find itself
wofully mistaken, and that the best
men of both factions will repudiate
it. We sinc-erely regret at this crit
tical juncture the discordant note
sounded by the "State" and we are
suppressing much that we would like
to say in condemnation of its bitter
and foolish attack on Governor El
lerbe. He found the Dispensary law
on the Statute books. He has made
an honest effort to enforce it.
He has made the first and only
statesmenlike move towards decentra
lizing its corrupting political power,
by doing away with its most obnox
ions feature, the constabulary. He
has had a year to study the system
and in his next message to the Legis
lature, he will be expected to give
that body his opinion of the system
and suggest such changes as he
deems best in the method of handling
the liquor question. He is not ex
pected to tell the newspapers and
public in advance what he thinks or
what he intends to recommend, and
it does seem to us that good sense
would dictate the policy of letting
the Governor alone and giving him a
fair chance. The "News and Courier"
seems to have come to this conclusion
and it is a matter of regret and surprise
that the "State" exhibits so little tact
Since the last Legislature adjourn
ed, the "original package" decision
has been made. This changes the
status of affairs, and it is evident to
every sensible man, that when the
Legislature meets radical changes
will be made in the Dispensary law.
These matters should be met not in a
spirit of prejudice and passion, but
in a broad patriotic, non-factional
manner and the attitude of the
"State" is not calculated to do much
good. The fundamental features of
the Dispensary law, are eugrafted
upon the constitution, and any sys
tem of handling liq'.or muast recog
nize this fact, and all good men
should desire not a petty factional
triumph, but to see the best solution
of the question possible. If the
"State" could have its way, it would
see Governor Ellerbe, sit still and
permit original package. dealers tc
flood this State, with "free liquor'
with its corrupting and demoral
izing influences, merely to make
the Dispensary law odious..
Governor Ellerbe is right in doing
all- he can to enforce the law and pro
tet the people of South Carolina
from this invasion of liquor from
other States. In it he will be sup
prted by the decent, respectable law
abiding citizens of all factions and all
classes. We confidently predict that
Governor Ellerbe and the Legislature
will give a solution of the liquor ques
tion which will be satisfactory to a
majority of our people, and which
will make even the editor of the
"State" ashamed of the captious and
ill-natured articles wvhich for several
days have disfigured the editorial col
When the General Assembly meets t
one of the greatest problems for our
Representatives to master is the Dis
pensary; just what will be done is
hard to say. There are those who
believe in going back to the bar-room
system, others who think high license j
is the best and others that prohibition
is what is wanted. The bar system
cannot come back unless the people
change the constitution and this is
hardly to be expected; high license
means to put liquor into the hands
of private individuals with Dispen
sary restrictions, this will not do un
less the man to handle the stuff is
selected by the property holders of
the place where the liquor is to be
sold. Give a liquor privilege to the
average liquor man and he cares
nothing for the restrictions, his entire
thought is to make money fair or un
fair. He will violate the law, set a
bad example to others and in a word
he is a dangerous man to the com
munity. Prohibition can only be
successfully carried out, by the entire
citizenship making it their duty to
report and punish violators of the
law. If the State were. to enact a
prohibition law the lawless characters
would risk everything and even their
lives to sell the stuff and when they
are in a community where nobody
regards it his business to prosecute,
the lawless liquor man has full swing.
The Dispensary has not been man
aged as it should have been we ad
mit, but we still believe with all of
its faults it is far better for the pub
lic good than any liquor regulation
ever yet tried. No sane man will
deny that the Dispensary has
had a wholesome effect; it has to a
great degree broken up the gambling
dens and the loafing places for the
filthy and the vile. Where can you go
now and see white men and negroes
in the back room of a licensed bar
room playing cards together. A
lady can walk on any street without
passing a place and have her ears
filled oaths. The rendezuous for the
night pilferers has been broken up
and while there may be some un
principled men violating the law,
they are few and far between. If the
corruption which may have crept in
to the system is the complaint, it
would be far better to strengthen the
institution by punishing the corrupt
than to break it up because some
men have not acted right. If the
Dispensary should be broken up
because some officials have gone
wrong, then the State should be
broken up because some of her of
ficials have stolen. Banks should be
closed because their presidents and
cashiers robbed. We are anxious
for the question to be settled and we
hope our lawmakers will find some
way to amend the law that there may
be more unanimity of sentiment for
"cTwo wrongs don't make a right."
Because Norton drew factional lines
on Johnson it doesn't make it right
for the "State" to draw factional lines
on Ellerbe. Especially is this true,
when Norton's chiefest ally in draw
ing factional lines was the "State.'"
"James" is a shrewd one, the "State"
played right into his bands, and
that paper by its editorials and com
munications largely contributed to
the defeat of Johnson. We confi
dently say that five days before the
election, Johnson would have re
ceivd a much larger vote in Claren
don; from conversations with dozens
of people of both factions we have
reached this conclusion.
BUCKLEN'S ARMCA SALVE.
The best salve in the world for cuts,
bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever
sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains,
corns and all skin eruptions, and positively
cures piles,or no pay required. It is guar
anteed to give perfect satisfaction or money
refunded. Price 25c. per box. For sale by
. R. B. Loryea.
To Raise Revenue By Requiring
Licenses For Non-Residents to
Do Business in the Town of
B E IT ORDAIN~ED BY THE INTIEND
ant and Wardens of the Town of Man
ning in Council assembled, and by author
ity of the same .
SECTIox 1. That the Clerk of Council be
authorized to issue a license to non-resi
dents or their agents desiring to open busi
ness in the town of Manning. authorizing
them to open, continue and conduct such
business for the term of seven months,
ending April 15th, 1S98 *
Provided, That said licenses shall be
classified as follows: For the sale of spirit
ous or mialt liquors a license fee of Three
Hundred and Fifty Dollars in advance shall
be paid to the Treasurer of said town. For
all other kinds of business not already pro
vided for in previous ordinances a non
resident shall pay the sum of Ten Dollars
per 'uonth in advance to the Treasurer of
Provided. That the term "non-resident"
shall not apply to persons already estab
ished in business in the Town of Manning.
SEC. 2. That it shall be unlawful for any
person now a non-resident of the said town
to open a business of any kind within the
corporate limits of the said town of Man
ning without first having obtained the ii
cnse herein provided for; and upon con
vicion for the violation of this Ordinarc.e
such person so convicted shall be fined in
a sum of fifty dollars, or imprisoned in the
town guard house not more than thirty
days, and every attempt to continue said
business, alter conviction, shall be deemed
a violation of this Ordinance, and a new
offense and shall be punished with a like
Sac.' 3. That after a person has obtained
Isaid license the Town Council shall have
the right to~ revoke the same, if the party
hol ling the same, violates the laws of
ISouth Carolina, regulating the sale of
spirituous or malt liqu rs, or itf his place
of bsiness is adjudged inuisance.
SEC 4. This Urdinanc is subject to the
laws of South Caroljina ant. shall take effect
immediately; the police are here'ay re
Iquired to cdose up any business of a non
resident violating this Ordinance and ar
rest the party so violating.
Dne and ratified in Couracil this 3rd
Iday of September 1897.
[sEa . B. THAMES,
L.OU1S APPELT, Intendant.
We offer one Hundred Dollars Rewaid
for any case of Catarrh that can not be
:ured by Hall's Catarrh Unre.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Props., Toledo, 0.
We, the undersigned have known F. J.
Cheney for the last fifteen years, and be- I
lieve him perfectly honorable in all busi
ness transactions and financially able to
carry ont any obligations made by their
West & Truax, Wholesale Druggists, To.
ledo, 0., Walding, Kinnan & Marvin,
Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, 0.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally,
actii.g directly on the blood and mucous
surfaces of the system. Price 75c. per bot
tie. Sold by all druggists. Testimonials
A VALUABLE PRESCRIPTION.
Editor Morrison of Worthington, Ind.
"Sun," writes: "You have a valuable pres
cription in Electric Bitters, and I can
cheerfully recommend it for constipation
and sick headache, and as a general system
tonic it has no equal." Mrs. Annie Stehle,
2625 Cottage Grove Ave., Chicago, was all
run down, could not eat nor digest food,
had a backache which never left her and
felt tired and weary, but six bottles of
Electric Bitters restored her health and
renewed her strength .Prices 50 cents and
$1.00. Get a bottle at R. B. Loryea's drug
The following report will show the high
est average scholarship, standing of each
pupil in the respective grades for week
ending September 17:
Collegiate, 1Hagood Woods and Lncilo
Alsbrook; Higher, Hugh Touchberry; In
termediate, Susie Trescott; Primary Isaac
The highest in music, Juniata Holliday.
The deportment of each pupil was good,
but the vote gave the conduct medal to
Miss Sue Owens.
DR. KING'S NEW DISCOVERY FOR
This is the best medicine in the world
for all forms of coughs and co'as and for
consumption. Every bottle is guaranteed.
It will cure and not disappoint. It has
no equal for whooping cough, asthma, hay
fever, pneumonia, bronchitis, la grippe,
cold in the head and for consumption. It
is safe for all ages, pleasant to take, and
above all, a sure cure. It is always well
to take Dr. King's New Lite Pills in con
nection with Dr. King's New Discovery, as
they regulate and tone the stomach and
bowels. We guarantee perfect satisfac
tion or return money. Free trirl bottles at
R. B. Loryea's drug store. Regular size 50
cents and $1.00.
Every land owner should have a plat of
his land. I will do surveying for the pres
ent on Saturdays. Call on or address
E, J. BaowNs,
S-tt Manning, S. C.
One car load HORSES
and MULES just re
ceivedthis 17th Sep
To arrive, one car load
SUJMTERI, - - - - S. C.
Our stock is up to date in
QUALITY and PRICE.
Bed Room Suits at a great bar
Our Oak Safes are beauties.
Poplar Safes at $2.75 and up.
Poplar Beds $2 and up.
Oak Cab Seat Rockers are the
cheapest we ever had.
Chairs too numerous to mention.
Cooking Stoves are all marked
down for thirty days. These are
going at a bargain.
Undertaking Department al
ways ready for business.
Store Below Bank.
MR. EDITOR :
Please invite tihe public to
call on me at my new place,
next door to McLeod's. Say
to them that I have a full line
of Dry Goods and Notions,
and a well selected stock of
Shoes. No one, perhaps, has
a nicer line of Stationery.
Also announce that I cary
Crockeryware. Glassware, Tin
ware. Cutlery. etc. I buy
only first class Groceries, and
keep a fine line of Tobaccos
I represent two of the best
tailoring establishments in the
country and will be pleased to
take measures for Suits, and
I do a straight business
without trying to set the world
on fire, and promise honest
and fair treatment.
J. II LTSuSE
Fall and Winter Stock
Is now in and we are ready for business. Nothing in our store is higher,
and a great many things are lower than last winter. For .5 we can give
you a remarkably good Suit, sizes 34 to 42, and at $8 we are offering real
nice Suits in Regulars, Stouts and Longs, sizes 33 to 46. They are equal if
not superior to anything heretofore sold for $10.
Our line of
FHm Tailor-Made Suits
rom $10 to $20 is larger than ever before. In Overcoats we can suit most
anybody. For $2.50 you can get from us a blue or black Macintosh, with
cape, cut full length, the same kind you paid $3.75 or $4 for last year. The
Boys' anc Children's Department
Is full, very full, and contains all the latest styles, including quite a variety
of Novelties for little fellows, with suitable Hats and Caps to be worn with
We hardly think you will regret looking at our goods when you get
ready to buy, and we will certainly appreciate your patronage.
D. J. CHANLDLEF
Sumter, - - - S. G
SHERE WE ARE. E
SL EVI BROTHRS,
- TO REMIND
SOur friends in Clarendon that we
Swant a continuance of the liberal pa
Stronage the good people of Clarendon
Shave always so kindly bestowed upon
Sus, and in thanking them we desire
Sto say that a great part of our success
Sin this busy market of Sumter is due
Sto the people with whom we were__
Sbrought up and who know us best.
SWe are truly thankful for this mami
Sfestation of confidence and we can
assure our friends that we will guard
Stheir good opinion of us with a jeal
S The season is at hand when goods
Swill have to be bought, the Home
Sand the Farm will have to be pro--~
Svided for. There never was a time in
Sthis country when it was more to
Sone's interest to look carefully after__
S Congress brought on a revolution
in the prices of manufactured goods,
Sbut being in a position to do so and
Swith our usual watchfulness of the
Sinterests of our patrons and our own
Sinterests, we (grasped the situation
- as soon as President McKinley called
SCongress together in extraordinary
Ssession. We knew it meant Tariff__
Sand Tariff meant a tremendous rise
Sin prices. We hurried on and made
our fall contracts and the result is
Sthat we are able to compete with any _
Shouse in the State, in Dry Goods,
SClothing, Shoes, Hats, and further
Swe are paying every cent the market
will permit for cotton.
Our Dress Goods Department
SIs a pleasure for any lady to visit;
Sthere she will find a perfect line of
Sthe newest Novelties and latest ideas.
SThe styles are models of beauty; de
Ssigns and colorings cannot be excelled.
We offer at prices surprisingly low;
Sthe greatest triumph over high prices
Swe have ever known. An examina
Stion is all that is necessary to con
Svince. The customer gets full value
Sfor his money. _
SHOES, SHOES, SHOES. _
The largest and best stock we have
Sever handled and nowhere can better
Sbargains be had than at our store.
SIn this line we give the mnanufactur
Sers' guarantee, and when you buy a _
Spair of shoes from us you get solid
S It is hardly necessary for us to say
Sanything about this line because it is
Sknown that we buy direct; there is
no middle man to share in the p~rofits -
Sand our customers can get anything
in the Grocery line from us and save
S We want you to come to see us__
Swhen you come to the city, and we
Snot only want to sell you goods, but -
we want you to sell us your cotton.
ANTT BUYNIE GOODS
. .AT LOW ]PRICES
This is the Store to Visit.
Have You a Few Minutes Time
For a Matter of Fact Talk on
a Matter of Fact Subject?
-HERE IT IS.
You are about to buy your fall goods, and the place to
buy is where you get good honest values for your money.
We have always enjoyed that reputation and will always
hold it. Our advertisements are as good as a written and
signed contract. We do not advertise what we have not in
stock, so read carefully all of our advertisements.
Among the anticipated pleasures of the coming season
every lady should promise herself the delightful experience
of a visit to our beautiful Dress Goods Department. Every
purchase made therein under present conditions of price is a
paying investment. We are offering a perfect line of the
newest novelties and latest ideas: I colorings and designs
these new styles are models of beauty.
Tempting Prices on All.
We know we never offered more for the money than we
do at the present time. Such a triumph over high prices can
at best only be equalled-never surpassed. Your Presence is
Reqiuested at Our Mloney-Saving Fall Sales,
Is cheaper now than it has ever been or is ever likely to
be again. Cheapness with us has a different meaning than
with others. Giving a customer the best value and the most
of it is our idea of cheapness-not how low-priced stuff yoti
Our line of Clothing has always been known to give the
best satisfaction and best wear. We still have the same lines,
It is a known fact that "he or she wears one pair of our
shoes is always so pleased that they always want another just
like them." What better recommendation can we get? Are
you one of these advertisers of ours ? You should be.
What You Eat Ought to be as Good as You Can Get.
Hadn't It ?
We keep the best there is in.
Family Groceries and Provisions.
Our specialty is pure goods, strictly fresh and always of
the highest grade. Our stock is always liberally supplied
with everything carried in a first class assortment of Family
Groceries. Desirable new brands and seasonable goods are
invariably added to our stock as soon as they appear on the
market. Economical prices. Money saved by every cus
tomer. Try us.
The Leaders of Low Prices,
SUIMTER. - - - S. C