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LOUIS APPELT, EDIToR.
M ANNING, S. C.: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 1898 PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY. SUBSCRIPTJON RATES: One Year..................... SixMonths..- -............- - - Four Months..............-- - - - .... 50 ADVERTISING RATES: One square, one time. $1; each subse qIent insertion. 50 cents. Obituaries and Tributes of Respect charged for as regular advertisements. Liberal contracts made for 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 tisement. Entered at the Post Office at Manning as SeconI-Class Matter. THE SITUATION. Congress has decieed war and the President will reluctantly carry out the decree. Secret orders have been sent the Ameiican fleet at Hampton Roads and Key West, and the mobil ization of the land forces has begun. Every day train loads of blue coats are coming into the South, and it is thought that the invasion of Cuba will take place before the end of the week. President McKinley is hesi tating about signing tha war resolu tions adopted by Congress against his will, and is disposed to give Spain a fair chance to see that America is in earnest in demanding the with drawal of Spanish troops from Cuba. Our Minister at Madrid has been no tified of the text of the resolutions and it is supposed that he will to-day ask for his passports and come home. The Spanish- Minister at Washington has made all prepaiation to take his departure and will do so as soon as President McKinley affixes his auto graph to the Cuban resolutions. The President will be authorized to call for 60,000 volunteers, and he will do so immediately after receiv ing a reply to his ultimatum, and when the order is given to invade Cuba it is thought 200,000 men will be at the government's disposal. The lat est from Washington is from Gen. Corbin, Adjutant General of the Army. He is quoted as saying that the South Carolina militia will be employed in defending the State when the emergency arrises, and it is not proposed to order the State mi hitie. ia Cuba. If any members of the militia volunteer, they will be prompt ly mustered into the regular service. President McKinley's ultimatum will give Spain one day to evacuate the Island and it means nothing more nor less than saying to Spain "come off rom your rnghtful posses sions or we'll shoot you off." The Spanish Cortes assembles in Madrid to-day and the whole country is wait ing for the Queen Regent's speech from the throne, or what we would term the message to congress. Spain cannot with self-respect accede to the demands of the United States; she is bound to refuse, and the United States has gone so far that in the event of Spain's refusal Amernca must open fire. This, in our judgment, is the situation to-day, and before our next issue hostilities will have opened. How long it will last carnnot be esti mated. Uncle Sam has a great ad vantage by being within easy access of coal for his warships and his sup ply centres, while Spain has an ocean between these two important ele ments to carry on a war. Those who think it will be of short duration are mistaken for Spain must make a death struggle to prevent the loss of this valuable possession, or her internal troubles will break loose and her dynasty will go to the Carlist element or the government changed from a monarchy to a Re public. In our opinion Alfonso will abdicate the throne and turn the government over to a Republic rather han allow Carlos to wear the crown. We look for Spain's troops to even tually be forced from Cuba and the yellow flag of the Castillians replaced wvith the stars and stripes and flying from the ramparts of Morro Castle, with an American provisional Gov ernor in control until, in the judg ment of the speculator's "pacification" has been accomplished. Upon the declaration of war it is thought Congress will authorize the is sue of $500,000,000 bonds. Of course this amount is to be distributed among the fellows who shoulder the muskets and look grim-visaged war in the face. Then another scheme to bleed the people will be to put on a war tax,and the ways and means com mittee propose a stamp tax to raise $120,000,000. The Congressional war riors at a salary of $5,000 per year can easy vote this oppression upon the people, but it will take a revolu tion to shake it off. Ramon's Pepsin Chill Tonic is the only remedv that cures Chills and Fever and malarial Troubles witbout injury to the stomach and digestive oraans. This is so because each dose contains Pure Pepsin sufficient to digest it. Tasteless and guar anteed. 50c at all stores. For sale by Dr. TIGER AN) DOVE PER'1H UPON THE SAME I'OLE. The Prohibition convention met and nominated a full State ticket ; their standard-bearer is Joel E. Brunson, who once upon a time lived in Clarendon and used to be a fre quent attendant upon our county po litical conventions. He will be re membered as a talking member, and the man whom Dr. Woods defeated in a primary election in Salem, when it was left to Salem to decide who that section wanted to receive the nomi nation for the Legislature. M1r. Brunson's nomination will not get an enthusiastic support in Clar endon, is our opinion. He is not popular among those with whom be came into political contact and le is not regarded a man qualified for the high office of Governor. We bave never known anything against his personal character and he is re garded a good business man. He has successfully conducted a small sash and blind factory in Sumter and a mill near Kingstree, and may have saved some of the results of his toil, but the sketch given of him by the Columbia correspondent of the News and Courier is so highly drawn that we must think this usually careful correspondent has been imposed upon. According to the News and Courier M.r. Brunson is one of the largest sash and blind manufacturers in the State. Such is not th3 case and it should not be allowed to go uncorrected, as it is calculated to cre ate a false impression upon the voters of the State. We would not reflect upon the per sonal character of the man nominated, but at the same time he is placed in a position to be criticized and as the campaign goes on we will endeavor to place before our readers reasons why they should not support him; we will not permit his allies to manufacture for him any merit he does not deserve. The cause repre sented by Ilr. Brunson will not be enhanced by the step taken; it will be regarded by many voters as a grab for office more than a sincere effort to carry out the theory of prohibition. Had the convention declined to nom inate a State ticket, but perfect an or ganization to secure a Prohibition General Assembly the sincerity of their purpose would have been seen. As it is, the rules of the Democratic party are purposely laid aside to ad mit a separate and distinct political faction to use the party machinery to give office to men in the guise of a theory which appeals to morality. The white voters of this State are theoretical prohibitionists, they would like to try the experiment if there was any likelihood of successfully putting into practice, but there being grave doubts they prefer maintaining the dispensary, as at present operated. N(ow that the prohibition party has entered the political field we look for serious complications to result; we expect to see piety and outlawry banded together, purity and vice bat tling under the same flag. The pious and the pure will be struggling to drive the liquor abomination from the land, while the outlaw and vicious will ally themselves with the good people to wreaktheir vengence upon the dis pensary lawv. Then there is another element which will figure in this fight, they 'are neither prohibitionists nor dispen saryities, but they are anti dispensa ry, and "agin the government" gen erally, this crowd have grievances' against the party in power and willi go in with any party to bring about: its destruction. We venture that nearly every ex bar-keeper and every man under sus picion of running a blind tiger will support the prohibition ticket. Why? This class remember when Tillman id the dispensary out in the bushes when the supreme court was eL'deav oring to choke it, there existed a reign of prohibition law for several months, and at that particular time the country was deluged with rumn. Liquor was sold within the sound of the pulpit, it was sold from the corn crib, over the counters, day and night, Sundays as well as week days. That condition was trivial compared with what may be expect ed should a prohibition law be enact ed. We realize the fact that it is difficult to write against a principle which is right, even in theory, but this is a day that people do not take and swallow everything they hear; their own observations and their own ideas of practical sensa must govern their actions. We know full well when we argue against prohibition, our argument can be torn to pieces with biblical proof, but notwithstand-, ing this, a practical age has taught the people to know there are many' things which is the common prac tice that human law can never stop it although the divine law prohibits How's This! We offer one hundred dollars reward for an case of catarrb that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. F. J. CHE & Co.. Props., Toledo, 0. We the undersigned. have known F. J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and believe' him perfectly honorable in all business traatons and iinancially able to carry out aty obligations made by their fir-u. WEsr & TImUx, Wbolesald Druggiss To-i Wed.um, KissAN & MIAavis, Wholesale Drugsts,'Toledo, 0. Hall'; Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Price 75c per bot tle. Sold by all druggists. Testimonials fe.' aiyPll r h et TILLMAN WANTS CUBA FREE FROM SPAIN AND WALL NTREET. Senator Tillman delivered in the Senate last Friday one of the strongest speeches of his life on the Spano-; Cuban question. He severely ar-1 raigned the President for his hesi-' tating policy and especially for his message recommending intervention without recognition. This he likened to the condition existing in the South after the war when the countrv was overrun with carpet baggers. He also hints strongly that which we have been suspecting a long time, that there is a greater desire to pro tect Bonds than to free Cuba. Senator Tillman is a believer in Cuba Libre and wants this govern merit to recognize the independence of the struggling Cubans, but he is opposed to the spirit of aggression which he thinks permeates the Presi dent's message. We differ with our senior Senator on this question. He favors the recognition of a govern ment that has no existence in fact, and we do not. We are not opposed to the Cubans obtaining their freedom, but we can see no justification in this country being dragged in, to force that freedom. The milk in the cocoanut, in our opinion, is that the speculators in Cuban bonds are largely responsible for the present state of affairs and the holders of the Spanish bonds of course desire a continued friendly re lation with this country. The feeling is intense in the cosmopolitan news paper offices, the lobbies of Congress and the money markets, but every thing is as serene as a May morning in the country and among the masses who have not yet learned why the United States should go to war with Spain. Senator Tillman has been up in Washington inbaling the jingo spirit which permeates the air at the Capitol, and while he has not been "carried off his feet" like some Of the "yellow kids" of that august body, he has permitted himself to be pushed along by the popular demand for the intervention and recognition of Cuba. Some of the Senators regard the Maine catastrophe a sufficient cause for this goverment to bombard Ha vana and storm Iorro Castle; this feeling seems to be ruling in the chamber where men are called "liars," a short distance from the place where Congression records are hurled to shut off debate. If the blowing up of the Maine is a just cause for war then in the name of honesty let this government throw off the mask and say so. If the shibboleth must be, "Remember the M1aine," let the cry be made and the people will know why they are called upo'] to make battle; but, if the outrages in Cuba are to be taken as an excuse, when the i-eal cause is to overrun the island in favor of money lenders or to awrnge the destruction of the Ameri can battle ship why let international restraints withhold the hand that strikes, if that blow is guided with Justice and Right. FREE LIQUOR WITHOUT REVENUE, OR LIQUOR CONEROLLED WITH REVENUE. The question for the people to solve this year is, Prohibition or dispensary. Those favoring prohibi tion have the best of the argument as far as theory goes and those fav oring the dispensary appeal to the practical senses of the voters. Pro hibition in the State of South Caro lina, with a federai interstate law to contend with, will mien nothing more nor less than a free licence to handle liquor. It will give us a flow of whis key in the State with no way to pro cure a revenue from it; there is no use trying to hide it, people who drink will have liquor, and they will resort to any means to get it; even nnder the dispensary system where liquor can be reached with a little trouble, there are many who will not take that trouble, but take advantage of the opportunity given them under the Simonton decision, and send abroad for the stuff. Is any of the liquor order for sale? Watch a large majority who receive kegs for"private use" and see how often their supply is replenished. Go to any freight depot or express offiice and the re cord is convincing that there does exist a tremendous amount of illicit dealing in liquor. The records of the internal revenue department show the number of federal licenses,issued to men who will risk being prosecut ed by their neighbors but they will not take the chances with old Uncle Sam. We believe in the principle of pro hibition and would like to see it en forced, but it is an utter impossibility as long as the federal courts permit te stuff to come into the State and protect the shipment until it reaches the hands of the consignee. Believ ing that a prohibition law would be a dead letter and cannot accomplish the purpose of men of good inten tions, and further, that it can only have the effect of cutting off the rev enue derived from it now. We are opposed to it, will vote against it and will endeavor to show to the people before the campaign is over that the dispensary is the best solution of the liquor problem that has ever been enacted, and it it continues to work as under the present management it~ will become more popular every year. The effective work of a cruiser dpndsna g reat dali upon the cew.I LOOKS LIKE $TATESMANSIP. Congress has adopted a resolution recognizing "the Independence of the people of Cuba." We are at a loss to know whether that means what the Cuban Junta is contending for, or what the land-grabbers want. Independence of the people of Cuba, need not necessarily mean the recog nition of the Republic of Cuba with the struggling Gomez at its head. This whole business notwithstanding the declaration, "that the United States hereby disclaims any disposi tion or intention to exercise sover eignty, jurisdiction or control over said island except for the pacification thereof and asserts its determination, when that is accomplised, to leave the governing and control of the island to its people." May mean for this government to use its forces to drive Spain from its rightful posses sions, and take advantage of the pov ertv-stricken Cubans by forcing them to submit to such pacification as a horde of adventurers may see fit to grant, and to turn the government over to "its people" whenever "its people" become strong enough to eject them as was done in South Car olina after 1S76. Who is to judge of the accomplishment of "pacification," the carpet-baggers who will be left in charge of the government until they have grown rich from plundering those impoverished Cubans? South Carolina was left by a foreign element in charge of her gov ernment, and they, too, remained here until "pacification" was accom plished. Didn't they? The people stood their oppression until death was preferable to a continuance of it, and with one mighty struggle they broke the chains and drove these "pacificators" from the borders of the State. The recognition of the people of Cuba, without recognition of tLeir government, if such exists, has to say the least of it a suspicious appear epce. WAIT AND SEE. The News and Courier in its leader on the war situation yesterday endeav ors to get funny at the expense of Gov. Ellerbe's assertion that if necessary be will furnish 4,000 men that will fight a circular saw. It says: "We take it for granted that Governor Ellerbe will be far at the front with the soldiers from South Carolina, fighting circular saws, and otherwise conducting himself with desperate valor, while other candidates for Gov ernor will be engaged in the more civil pursuit of capturing votes at Democratic primaries." Our con temporary need not worry itself as to the consequencs which may befall the Governor, in case he assumes command of the State troops. Should he go into the field while the politi cal campaign is on, he will be doing that which we fear many of his crit ics will not do-Duty. Should hos tilities begin-and we cau see no pos sible way to prevent them-unless Spain subjects herself to abject hu miliation, and the President calls upon the South Carolina militia, it will make some of Governor Ellerbe's critics put up one of Brete Hart's Chinese smiles as they realize in our chief executive a man who will do his duty, even if he has to move the executive department of the State in the saddle at the head of the State troops. In such an event the other candidates for Governor may "engage in the more civil pursuit of capturing votes," but the people will be the ones they will have to capture them from and they will find, as will Eller be's critics. that Duty will capture more votes than the oily promises of vote-seeking politicians. In all prob ability the Governor will not be er pected to go to the front, but if the necessity a rises, he will be able to make good his boast to furnish 4,000 men who will "fight circular saws" as the expression is accepted in this State. We have done our best to lend aid to those who gave opposition to the plunging of this country into a war; this was done1 because we have never yet been convinced of the necessity for a war, and we believe that were it not for a wild Congress the Presi dent would have settled the contro versy without the firing of a single gun, but the war movement was to strong to be headed off by the oppo sition, and now we are facing a con dition, which we dreaded. W ar is staring us in the face, and now it has resolved itself into a question of whether or not we are loyal to the nation. The writer's opposition to the war does not make him forget that he is a citizen of the United States and is therefore in duty bound to go to the rescue wvhenever the nation is threatened. Although ex empt by lawv from millitary duty we are a member of the State militia and whenever we receive orders from our commanding officer, we shall re port for duty. This is the duty of every member of the militia and it is also the duty of every citizen to respond to a call from his country. Diseases of the Blood and Nerves. No one need suffer with neuralgia. This disease is quickly and permanently sured by Browns' Iron Bitters. Every disease of~ the blood, nerves and stomach, chronic or otherwise, succumbs to Browns' Iron Bitters. Known and used for nearly a quarter of a century, it stands to-day fore most among our most valued remedies. Browns' Iron Bitters is sold by all dealers. A bad pen has a wonderful effect COSISTENCY, THOU ART A JEWEL. The prohibitionists have entrapped themselves in their own inconsisten cy. In their desire for office they played the role of politiciars by nom-! inating the chairman of the Demo cratic party for a place upon their ticket; they knew Hon. Dan H. Tomp kins is no prohibitionist and they ailso knew that he is a strong advocatc of the dispensary they knew further that he was at one time a u:embe~r of the State board of control; then why did they nominate him? It was because he was the head of the mua clinery they want to use to land poli tical outcasts. The very head of the ticket while a consistant advocNAe of prohibition has also been a persistent seeker for office until the hope of gratifying his ambition was so for lorn that he wis forcel to give it up. But the ridiculousness of" me pro fessing t,) be advocating a religio us principle dickering for political ad vantage by nominating men who are out spoken in their opposition 10 the principle they wish to have incorpor ated into law. it looks to us as if our friends who are so anxious to legislate the cravings of a mjai's ap petite are more anxious to get office and to do so they will compromise the very principle they would hold up. We can not see how a prohibi tion ticket can be built of dispeusary timber and the ticket aanzhed out by the recent nrohibitiou convention certainly has at leat two dispensary men upon it. Dr. W. H. Timmer man and Col. D. H. Tompkins and there may be more. M. L. Yocum, Camerou, Pa., says: "I was a sufferer for ten years. trying most lIl kinds of pile remedies,tlut without success. DeWitt s Witch Hazel Salve was recom mended to me. I used one box. It has ef feeted a permanent enre." As a permanent cure for piles DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve has no eqral. R. B. Loryea, Manning: L. W. Nettles,Forestor.; H. L. Wilson. Jordan. The United States Senate last Sat urday adopted a resolution recogniz ing the Cuban Republic, which was amended by the House on Monday. The resolution as amended went back to the Senate, which body declined to accept the amendment. It was then sent to a conference. Later the conference report was agreed to, and the President is directed to recognize the independence of the people of Cuba and is authorized to use the entire land and naval forces of the United States and to call into the ser vice the State militia to free Cuba and give her the independence she desires. The action of Congress is virtually a declaration of war, and whether we know what we are fighting for~ or not, does not make any difference now. "The die is cast" and there is no pos sible way to prevent a conflict be tween the two nations. B-se th h Kind You Have Always Bcught General Fitzhugh Lee will be com missioned a Major general in the United States army to lead the1 Southern soldiers in the invasion of Cuba. From the despatches, the c Southern soldiers are to be packed v off into Cuba as food for Spanish t bullets and yellow fever, while the ~ northern soldiers will be stationed a to protect our Southern coasts. We ardly think the Southern soldiers will go into ecstacies over such a plan even if they are to be officered by so gallant a warrior as Fitzhugh Lee. Every man from the South called ~ upon to take up arms for the nation will do his duty, but if he is to be g specially selected to invade a pest a region, wvhile his Northern and Wes- c tern comrade is permitted to keep out of the danger; it will dampen the ardor of our men to a considerable extent. Remarkable Rescue. Mrs. Michael Cortain, Plainfield, Ill.. makes the statement, that she caught cold. which settled on her lungs; she was treated for a month by her faimily physician, but grew worse. He told her she was a hope-1 less victim of Consnmuption and that no medicine could cure her. Her druggist suggested Dr. King's New Discovery for Consumption: she bought a bottle and to t er delight found herself benefitted from It first dose. She continued its use and after t taking six bottles, foun d herself sound an d I well; now does her own honsework, and is 5 as well as she ever was.-Free trial bottles ] of this great Discovery at R. B. Loryea's ( Drug Store. Large bottles 50 cnts and 5 1.00. _____ _____ ] Every known and sundry unknown blossom finds its way on the spring a hat. It It "A word to the wise is snflicient" and a, word from the wise shoult be sufficient, but you ask, who are the wise? Those who know. The oft repeated experience of . trustworthy persons may be taken fo'r kowledge. Mr. WV. M. Terry says Chamo berlain's Congh Remedy gives better sat i isfaction than and other in the market. He has been in the drug business at Flkton. f Ky., for twelve years; has sold hundreds ot C bottles of this remedy and nearly all otber I cough medicines man ufactured, wvhich t shows conclusively that Chamberlain's is the most satisfactory to the people, and is the best. For sale by R. B. Loryea, drug gist. A wdman either knows too much or nothing at all when she is on the witness-stand. A Cure for- Bilious Colic. C I was troubled with constipation for a long time. Then I began to have bilious '0 colc, and having Ramon's Liver Pills & Tonic Pellets in my house for sale. I tookIa two Liver Pills one week, following. with one Tonic Pellet every night for two weeks My colic spells are no more, and the con stipation entirely cured. I give Ramon' Liver Pills & Tonic Pellets credit for my ure, and believe no family should be with ihem out. I send you an order herewitht for $5800 worth--H. 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HOLMES & CO., The Germiania Brewing Company. of -u ATBY iarleston, S. C., have maode arrangements ith the Sorth Carolina State authorities C a ~ s ~. .C y which ther arc enabled to fill orders~ -oum consumers for shi pments of beer in DAESI y qnantity at the following prices: - Pits, patent stopper. S0c. per dozen. UE;uIu;I Four dozen pints in erste, S2.80) per crate. Eighth-kea, 31.23. V~ 1a~3 Quarter-keg. S2 25. Expor, pS, te do ten in biarrel, LatrnTr.ae It will lbe uecessary for --Casumiers oran BilngPpr arties ordlering~to stat-- that the bee-r is foi rivate ec-nsumption. We o%-r special HequrrsfrteClbad tes for these shipm,.nts. This beer PamtoBanifClnsr ln aranteed pore, made of the choicest hoi-s uMilantgneiladGe at malt, and is rec-ommende-1 by ot e. iedical fraternity. Sndt i' or ra rdChar.lestW nS.N . Lanterns, TariPape Palmnouran ceo Agin ePln. Brewing Comoany, W\ill place l'ire Insurance in 'lHEPA Charleston, S. C. TINE INSUR~ANCE COMPANY, of En - _________________________la nd andl the StN .uUTAL, of New ~Orleans. Aso rerreseut TIIE PR CDEN Notice. ~ ~ IA L Life Insuirano'- 'Jompany of Ameri 0 C ..one ci ae trned; -inlb comipa N ACCORDANCE WITH SEC- fr an n orisr tion 1451 of the &eneral Statutes ~l'r t afi-ttn u orisr fSouth Carolina, the County Board ince. f Commissioners, at their mneeting OFFICE AT TOBACCO WAREHOUSE he first Monday in January, adopted MANxINo, s. c. he following schedule of license for - - ayers and Peddlers.. .. ...915 ()G a n e & toves and Ranges...........-5 tilt ightning Rods..... ...... ... 25 (0mecrrrso ~locks and Watches..........- 5) %.MA00.rSo ewing Machines...........-.-5-. 25 00 ianos and Organs............ 25 00 n: All persons engaging in the above Lentioned occupations must procure' license or they -will become liable - o punishment under the law. .L It shall be the duty of every Magis-..= rate and every Constable and of the ~ iherilf and his regular Deputies, to, id every citizen may, demand and aspect the license of any hawker or _ eddler in his or their cotinty, who hall conic under the notice of any ot - aid officers, and to arrest or cause to e arrested, any hiawker or peddler P - uind without a good and valid li- orSsh lns ense, and to bring such hawker or eddler before the nearest MagistrateM udn ad Bold n a beC dealt with according to law. By order of board.C.WESMaeil County Suptervisor. CHAR LESTON, S. C. Manning, S. C., ,Jantuary 19, 1S9b. SUPERVISOR'S NOTICE. Sash Weights and Cords and' OFFICE COt NTY SUPERTIOR, Builders' Hardware. lanning, S. C., Jan. 29th, 1b9.-Th W 0do and Fancy Glas a Sp0ey ounty su;>ervisor's otlice will lbe open (in aturday of each week. for the transaction -busines. Thbe other days of thbe week I Notice. ill be out of myx otlice attending to roads OicSprnedn fEuain d bridges. OtCla.;rienlton ucation Couanty Supiervisor. - ant;it utiher ntotic-, I will be in my office eer Saturay, from 9 a. mn. to 1 am. and Notice to Creditors. from; 2 p. tm.. to o p. mt. Other as will be sut int visiting the schools. All persons having claims against W. S. RICHBOURG, te estate of M. .Jamnes Blaekkwell. Supt. Education, C. C. eeeased, will present same dlu'y at- Mlanning, S. C., Feb. 1st 1897. sted and those owing said estate _ -ill make payment to Rh. JT. FRANK GEIGER, S. A. BLACKWELL, U Ad miiist rator-.ETIT Brogdonis. S. C. Mart-I :t0. 18s. DNIT ATLANTIC COAST INEV CHARLESTON, S. C.. April 10, 15. On aoid after th:s date tiw :avang Pass-nger schdule will be in effeet: NORTHEASTERN L RO .t) South-Bour.i. *35. Lv Florence, 3.25 A. 7.55 11. Lv Kingstree. Ar LanEs, 4.38 4.15 Lv Lanes, 4 :38 P. Ar Charleston, 6.03 1i. 6 9.15 North-Bound. *78. *32. *52. Lv Charleston, 6.33 A. 5.17 P., 7.00 A. Ar Lanes. 8.18 6.45 8.32 Lv Lanes, 1 18 6.45 Lv Kingstree, 8.34 Ar Florence, 9.28 7.55 *Daily. f Daily except Sunday. I No. 52 runs through to Columbia via Central It. R. of S. C. Trains Nos. 78 and 32 run vi.t ilson and Fayetteville-Short Line--and make close connection for all points North. Trains on C. & D. R. I'. ieave Florence daily except Sunday 9.53 a in, arrive Dar lirgton 10.28 a in, Cheraw, 11.40 a M, Wadesloro 12.35 p i. Leave Florence daily txce pt Sunday, 8.00 1 a .. lington, 8.25 p) M, Hartsv:lle Bnnetsville 9.21 p m, Gibs Leave Florence Sunday only rive Darlington 10.27. Hartsvi Leave Gibson daily except - a m. Bennettsville G.59 a in, ar ton 7.50 a in. Leave Hartsvill cept ,tndav 7.00 a w, arrive ?arnngton 7.45 a in, leave Darlington 8.55 a in, arrive Florence 9 20 a m. Leave Wadesboro daily except Sunday 4.25 p w, Cheraw 3.15 p m, Darlingtn 0.29 p in, arrive Florence 7 p m. Leave Hartsville Sunday only 8.15a m, Darlingtor 0'.00 a in, arrive Florence 9.20 a m. J. R. KENLEY, JNO. F. DIVINE, Gen'l Manager. Gen'l Sup't. T. 31. EMERSON, Traffic Manager. i. M. E.\MERSON, Gen'l Pass. Agent. W.C.&A. South-Bound. 55. 35. 52. Lv Wiminugton,*4.00 P. Lv Atarion, 6.43 Ar Florence, 7.25 Lv Florence, *8.00 *3.25 A. Ar Sumter, 9.10 4.29 Lv Sumter, 9.13 *9.37 A. Ar Columbia, 10.30 10.55 No. 52 runs through from Charleston via Central R. R., leaving Charleston 7 a m, Laues 8.32 a m, Manning 9.08 a m. North-Bound. 54. 53. 32. Lv Columbia. '.45 A. *5.00 p. Ar Sumter, 8.08 6.25 Lv e 8.12 *636 P. Ar Florence, 9.25 7.45 Lv Florence, 0.58 Lv afarion, 10.30 Ar Wilmington, 1.20 'DillY. No. 53 runs through to Charleston, S. C., via ''entaal I. R., arriving Manning 6.58 p) in, Lanes, 7.36 p m, Charleston 9.15 p m. I rains 'In Conway ranch leave Chad bourn 11.43 a w, arrive Conway 2.03 p m returning leavr Conway 2.45 p m, arrive Chadbourn 5.15 p In, leave Cb.dbourn 5.45 Sm, arrive at' Hub 6.25 p m, returning leave Kub 8.30 a in,' arrive at Chadbourn 9.15 a it. Daily except Sunday. J. R. KENLY, Gen'l Manager. T. 5M. EERSON, Traffic Manager. H..\L E.MERSON, Gen'] Pass. Agent. CENTRAL R. R. OF SO. CAROLINA. No. 52 Lv Charleston, 7.00 A. M. Lv Lanes, 8.20 Lv Greeleyville, 8.40 Lv Foreston, 8.49 Lv Wilson's Mill, 8.56 " Lv Manning, 9.05 " Lv Alcolu, 9.15 - Lv Brogdon, 9.21 Lv W. & S. Junct., 9.32" Ar Sumnter, 1.35 " .Ar Colamuibia, 10.55 " No. 53 Lv Comn bia, 5.15 P. M. LvSumit.r, 6.42 " Lv W. & S. Junet. 0 43 Lv Brogudun, ;.56 Lv Alcolu, 7.01 Lv Manning, G058 " Lv Wilson's Mill, 7,19 Lv Foreston, 7.26 " Lv Greeleyv-ille, 7.3; Ar Lanes, 7...8 Ar Charleston, 9.25 " MANCHESTER & AUGUSTA R. R4. No. 35. Lv Sumter, 4.29 A. M. Ar Creston, 5.17 " Ar Ornngeburg, 5 40" Ar Denmark, 6.12 " No. 32 Lv Denmark, 4.74 P. M. Lv Orangeburg, 5.20" Lv Creston, 5.43 " Ar Sumter, 6.33 " Trains 32 and 35 carry through Pullman palace buffet sleeping cars between New York and Macon via Augusta.. - BROCKTNTON - HAS A FULL LIN~E Soaps, Perfumes, Patent Medicines, Pure Drugs, Stationery, Vaseline. Ice Cold Soda Water and Milk Shakes UP TO DATE. AT BROCKINTONS. THE Bank. of Manning, MANNINC, 8. C. Transacts a general ban . - ness. Prompt and special attei to depositors residing out Deposits solicited. All collections have prompt atten tion. Business hours from 9 a. m. to ,> p. in. JOSEPH SPROTT, A. LEVI, Cashier. 'President. BlOAR.D OF DIRECTOBS, M. LEVI, S. A.-OY .T. W. McLEOD, W1. E. BRows, S. M. NEXsEN, JOSEPH SPROTT, A. LEvi.