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HM ANNING TIM~ES,
WEDNESDAY,~ _OT, 14, 1885,
B. S. DINKINS,
Editor and Proprietor.
COTTON BUTER NEEDED.
many of the interior towns of the
there is to be found throughoul
season a cotton buyer-One whc
es it a special mater to buy cot
for the cash, and who is in no waN
Acted with the current and ordi.
business transactions which take
between the merchant and fae
nd the planter.
the towns where cotton bu-vers
ocated through the cotton season
noticeable that the transactions
ore satisfactory to the planters,
adds to the volume of business.
merchants profit by the increase
de, and the farmer is enabled to
purchases with the cash at the
t prices. Even those under lien
' fited and are better
edby having the opportunity of
theiretten for lie oash. The
tin the towns wh- -ash
operate. are benefited, nt only
increased business and circula
the inoney brought to the
y those not under liens, but
eive a benefit from having
ustomers go home satisfied
sales made of their cotton.
the interest of both farmer
ant that a cash cotton buy
ted in every town where
markable that Manning, with
tages, is without a cash cot
r. This is the more so, as
ts here, and the farmers in the
' g country would be pleas
one or more operate here.
nt season is not too far ad
afford good opportunities
encing such a business in
an we hope at an early day
ve cotton buyer located at
d to learn from Mr. C.
n, Chairman of the
missioners, that the roads
Township are in the best
f any in the County. This
mes for the efficient man
our esteemed friend, W.
a Road Commissioner.
is famous fcr moving ob
that portion of the Fork
itself upon having,
calculated to see after this
e of so much concern to
public. The next best
from Friendship super
friend Rev. T. Adams
ighways are also said to
nor do we,
'ous line of
Avanl men, asK well as a
means,- are necessary fot its ac
plishmnent. It is not unfrequent
he cse, that persons are called up
to overlook these matters, who di
unwillinglyv, or with such want,
as to render the effort aboriv<
e cannot but think, that there ar
who would give this great publi
a due share of attention an<
'd the County of a long continue<
complaint as to bad roads. Our Coun
ty Commisioners, composed c
worthy men -.have, we doubt - noi
done their duty well, but their hand
should be held up by the corps of as
sistants throughout the county ; an
by a sustaining public sentiment, in
stea'd of seeking frivalous excuses t
avoid legitima~te responsibility as i
frequently the case. A good an
substantial system of Lighwaysis of in
calculable value to any county and
neglect advertises, like bad fences an
badly enltivated farms &c., a lack c
thrift and progressiveness, comfox
Wise Legislation would greatly in:
prove the present system of worn
ing the roads, an~d we reccommen
this importan3 subject to our delege
tion for their serious consideration.
'WE COUNTRY PEOPLE.
Some week~ ag6 T described sonmewh:
mildly, and I may say, very, mildly. in
seio-comic way,: the many vicissitudes of
farmers life. I asserted that with few .e3
ceptions the cotton planter of to-day, ju
lived and that was.nll. I also asserted th,
unless he planted cotton he could not as
farmer obtain advanees or supplies and mior
ey to work his crop. also that the cotton fa<
tor will not make those advances over $1
pr. bale, and that he secures himself to tb
best of his ability in so oing. I also as
serted that should a farmer obtaim the ri
quisite advances to run him, that it woul
cost him nearly 33 pm. et. to pay out, an
fina~ly I declared that, any farmer who ha
onen mortgaged his property, hiened hi
erop, could not purchase a bill of goods ot
side of his factor on credit, and in man
instances for cash, from wholesale merchant
doing a direct business with factors. In a:
the above, I say. I put it mild, aithoug
somebody from Foreston, who is not a faru
er and yet signs himself "Ox Farmer.' say
its a poor effort. 1 do not know whethe
I ever saw "Ox Fartier'tinal he, me, but Ii
plainly shows his hand--st tiat he is n
farmer, and if h~e i~s one, he ke.eps a stor<
and pays his hands in sugar at 12, I3. an
14 ets which cost him but 5 and 6 ets, an
bacon at 12 ets. which cost him :)to 6 et
and everything else in proportion-2<
That he is some one horste iactor s agen
who is working umero us cea d heads
those smoothly running fellow's who nevc
pay. If his factor who is probably runnin
himn, in his Cross Rload store and may b
turpentine still, has been prevented fror
visiting Saratoga this summer, I am almoa
certain it is not through any defaulter i :
this section. They must live around hin:
as he seems to know so munch about it, an
its not fair and neighborly that he shouL
bot his factor and his nehrhbors.
I stated Mr. Editor, that I put it very
mild. Yes sir, like the Siday School song:
Not half has ever been told, no and never
will be. I only stated iacts; did not abuse
the factors, for facts cannot be abuse, unless
there is any moral wrong in a published fact..
What I said I know, and I challenge him
to disprove it. It is very ttrarge that a
citizen of Clarendon, whether he is a mer
chantor a farmer, should accuse 99 oat of
every 100 of his fellow citizens of securing
advances from factors "to allow himself in
dulgences and gratifications." It is a grave
charge, and I do not attempt to contradict
his statement so far as regards Foreston and
its surroundings, for he speaks as if he
knows, but I am sorry for Foreston ; I
could'nt accept his invitation to settle there.
I'd rather stay here, where we all pay our
debts, hard as it is, although moving on
roughly. What a wise look Bro. "Ox Farm
er" must have put on, when he made that
wonderful assertion, "Th. re is no law, not
even "1e law necessity, that in this year of I
gra ; compels the farnier to borrow &C."
Why. don't everybody know there is no law.
The State has not passed any. lon't we all
know that. Bat when he says, "not even
the law of necessity," he mals a mistake so
far as we are sitaated. Bro. "Ox" forgets
that we have no big stores like lie has, and
no smoothly moving on farmer dead heads,
who heap their factors from going to Sara
toga like those he says are around him, and
therefore are obliged-to buy his goods at
the Ducthman's, 1 pr. ct. proft. of course
there is no necessity for these neighbors of
his, whom he does not hesitate to expose,
to go to Charleston or Savannah, when they I
can buy from him. He knows them and he
can watch them. But I assert that every
right minded honorable farmer who takes
pride in his farm, his stock, and is an af
fectionate husband, son, or father, is not
only obliged to. but will, if he is not obliged
to go beyond necessities to live, borrow
money on his crop, to secure all those de
lightful adjuncts to a pleasant hgme, to give
h's wife, daughters and sisters all those
blessed privileges so dear to a woman's
heart. He is a brute if he don't. I cannot
think Bro. Ox intended to convey the idea,
that 99 out of 100 of his neighbors are such
bad fellows as he seems to say, he must
have had a bad headache when lie urote
that or some poor darkey did'nt bring in
tL;.t bale he promised him, any-how I give
him the benefit of the doubt. Bro. Ox say.
"If I was a farmer &c." Now Mr. Editor
that's a tremendous little word, "If." How
many splendid Presidents, first class Gen
erals, number-one Governors, the best sort
of steem boat captains, and the very finest
farmers have been lost to the world, just on
account of that little word. "if.' What a
grand company of magnificent lost oppor
tunities have crossed the flood, and how
many are crossing now, who can tell. It is
only when one of them, reveals himself
that we know there is something extra
among us. But I am afraid Bro. Ox will
find it a harder road to travel than le
thinks. Bro. Ox puts me in mind of Uncle
Remus' story of "Brer Terrapin" who had
an idea he could Fly as good as any other
bird, all that he wanted was a good start.
So he asked his factor, Dro.'Buzzard to help to
him, and after much persuasion. Bro. Buz- -
zard consented, and took him on his bac:,
and carried Uro. Terrapin above the clouds
to give him a good start, and when Bro. Ter
rapin thought he was high enough. he told
Bro. Buzzard he was alright, to just l.t him i
>ff, so Bro. Buzard swooped from under p,
im, and Bro. Terrapin started, he tried his Pt
level best, he flipped his flippers and wig- . Cc
;led his tail, and struck a bee line, but it was in
traight down, down, until he came slam
)n his tail, and if it was'nt for his shell be
ng so hard, he'd a busted all to ilunders. I
D)h. my dear Bro. Ox, its mighty easy to say,
if you were a farmer," but don't try that
errapin idea for I'm afraid you might come
lown the same way, and maybe your shell
night not be so hard as Bro. Terrapin's.
In conclusion let me ask you by what
ight do you impugn the motives of the
larendon farmers in the purchaso of their
upplies : cessing "U9 o lo
Iunited 'for better or "for worse,' probably
the latter. Having had some notice of their
-'coming, he prepared and actually used the
. following ceremony :
Jim will you take Bet,
Without any regret,
To love and to cherish,
Till one of you perish
SAnd is under the sod,.
So help you God?.
Jim having give the usual affrmative .o
swer, Squire I---turned to Bet :
I'Bet, will you take Jim
- '* And cling to him
Both out and in,
Through thick and thin,
Holding him to your heart,
S Till death do you part?
-Bet modestly acquiesced, and the newly
married couple wero dismised with this
'stopper over all.'
-Thro' life's alternate joy and strife,
)I now pronounce you~man and wife
Go up life's hill till you get to the level.
jAnd saluto your bride you rusty black
tThe Annual Meeting of the Board of
County Commissioners will be held on rues
day the 3d day of November, 1885.. All per
sons holding ehlaims against the County .ac
cr-uin'g during the fiscal yercommaeneing
[Nov. 1, 1884. will present same on or before
-the above date for examination and aliprov-,
Clarendon County. Cut omsinr
Clerk lBd. C. C. C'. C.
CHARLESTON, S. C.
First Class in all its Appointments.
RATES. $1.50, $2.00 AND S2.50
Excellent Cuisine. Large Airy rooms.
JOS. PRICE, Propr'ietor.
pf-Hotel Cen trolly Locamted.
~A. G.CUDWORTH, At
t 155 MIEETING STREET,
3Manufacturecr i'nd dealer' in Saddlery,
aHarness, Collars, Whips, Saddle Hardwvare
- &'c. Keep constantly on hand an ext'ensive
5and well selected stock of everything in this
rline. And MIanufacture goods to order atI
eshort notice. Oct. 14
U - Manning, S. C.
A.LWAYS AHEAD !
Fall anid. Wnter Stook.
THE LADIES DEPA M T
Shows the finest Assortment ever offered In this part of th(
tate. and consists in part of
English Dress Goods,.
Changeable Dress Goods,
French Dress Goods,
- Latest Novelty prss ,
Berber Cl6ths, Flannel Suitlngs, Skudah" Cloths, ied Snitings
- Black- Silks,
Dress Surah Silks,
Colored and Surah Satins,
Black Dress Goods.
Prints of all kinds,
Fall Sateen Chintz,
New Style Calicoes,
White and Red Flnnels,
White and Coloed Zephyr Shawls.
Linen Table Damask, Doylies, Towels, Napkins, Sheetings, Shirtings
Full line of Laces, Embroideries, Collars, Ruchings, Hosiery, Gloves
andkerchiefs, Ribbons, and a plendid. line of.
Jerseys and Corsets.
That will prove Durable and c('OFORTAnLE. made purposelv
suit my lady friends, and stamped with my Name and
Aentlemien I Thought of Yon, and
rchased before the recent rise in goods, and knowing that the. Crops of
tton are short of your expebtations, and tb. the price may rule Low, I
end to sell you Cheap! CHEAPER than you ever bought, not only your
n and Tour Boys
tEADY MADkE CLOTHING
lats. Caps, Boots and Shoes, of which I have an immense st -
selected, but I will Sell you Cheapr than
b IO n d SEWING MACHINES
.mt I wILL ASTONISH YOU WITH THE PIUC
And <inality of my
. and RUBBERS
I had almost forsgotton to tell you of somn
very FINE BROAD CLOTHS and Dress Goodn
LOOK AT THEM.
Be Sure to Go
And you will see a splendid line of Overcoats, Trunks, Valises, Blanke
Umbrellas, Carpets, Mats and Rugs, all bought to. be ld Lo3wF. tb:
you would imagine.
AN IMMENSE STOCKIPfF
Best and Cheapest Flour, Bacon, Coffee, Sugar, Rice, Svrups, MolassE
Tea, and every kind of CANNED GOODS, Right Fresh, booght for CAS]
will be sold at living prices.
Splendid Line of Crockery.
Dishes, Plates, Cups and Saucers, Tumblers, Goblets, Molasses Pitchei
Cream Pitchers, Water Pitchers. and all sorts TIN 'WARE, Tut
Buckets, all sorts of H AR DWA RE.
Bed Room Sets, Rocking Chairs, Lounges, Mattresses, all Sorts of' Chaii
Picture Frames, Looking Glasses, H at Racks, Tables, Buffets, Closets, Cast
Desks, and all at VE1 LWI1 1(I PillI .
(Y}FFYAS (f u!! ety/r (u aw -' s~ contan tiy oni lu/nal.
IT IS A FACT
My goods were bought beCfore the recent rise in prices, an
I will sell them as Low~ as the 5syte cani be bo)ught ini any Tow
or City in the State.
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN
No. 1: )q EETLV RTREE
SI-N GOLDEN GUN,
CHARLESTON, S. C
Dow-Law Cotton Planters, and GT ano
Distributors. Watt Plows, Avery lows
Champion Mower & Reaper. Gullet's steel
Brush Gin. Cotton Bloom Gin, or LuI mes
rmproved Taylor Gin. Washibuimrne toen
b barbed Galvanized Fencing Wir and
Fairbank Scales. Aug 19.
AND DEALyns IN
Wines, Liauors, Tobac
co, Segars, &c.
No. 153 & 155 EAST BAY,
(HIA RTJETON. S. C'.
THE SUMTER SHOE STORE,
RESPECTFULLY ASK THE PEOPLE
of Manning and Clatrendon Co., to inspect I
their stock, before visiting Charlestou. as|
tbey feel con fidlent that tLe can do as well
fr them, they have all the latest st.V'
They call special ittention to a ne- "rti
IO, viz., LADIES DON6OLA md CANMEL
EPARD BUTTON BOOTs, which are of the
most ' --:.ble Leather. known to the Trad
also to .. Gents 2.75 and S3.00 Calf Skin
Shoes, in Button, Lace and Congress.
They cannot be excelled. As they are w'll
known to von all. tlvrneed no
They have al
Fresh Fruits, Vegetales, Nuts,
hand 'and arriving daily.
My Bakery Depa
SComplete with bread and pastry.
COME AND) SEE ME .AND BE CON
vinced that my prices are low and that
cannot be undersold.
Both light au a heavy and always fresh.
.P- Can ss~ innle~variety.
CNnult rv tradeI $olicited.
I thank n y friends and patrons for pasi
f avors and msk a continuance (of same.
C-- Reimmiber thec pla1ce opposite Court
house. Dec 17
Furniture! Furniture !
Now on band a full Line of fine and
cheap Furniture at as Low Prices
any House in the State~ Ne +'
GRAND, UPRIGHT, & SQU
5The Superiority of the 4~ Stie
Pianos is recognized and acknowledge
the h?lgcst Munscal aiuthorities, and th
mand fokh.m is s .adily increasi~n
they' are N.ecouming inore exten.
Over ol Amei ad u.Lni
rivals at th'
a, Exoost Paris, 18
li.:v thic -::tdorme'i nt o1
100 differenit Colleges. Seminarie
A s to their durabilit
They are perfect in T
mansnip and Ele
os always on hand .
Generacl W holesal
Pianos and Orga
NTE O R E
G ENTL EME_
CAPS. can be nG Goods. TRUNKS. HAT
Smi-rir, opposite IRON STORE,' BROo
Prices than they LLS Livery Stable, at LOWE
and SEE. lit lewhere in 3LMANG. Ca
ROB - ==jj ~j
ROU"" N, TAYLOR
Cor TON, S. C.
C0T CHURCH Sreets.
on ConsioInIeInIts of Cotton.'it
rs. AshCpoo Palmetto Acids,
Bottom = ton Seed Mea.
pt. Id First-class Goods.
DO A D THIS~
G MAN & MARTINEZ'S
GU E PREPARED
['o last L0.
therPrepared Iaint or anly Paint
hie n1. -Pure White
gth of time it should be proven
-e agree to repaint such property as
't our expense. with such White
ropert w;I t' one.
SK ,L Sole Agent.
aarlealirton, s. C.
a full supply- of strictly pure
w Glass, Varnishes, and
lete and Full Assortmenit of
i t& Brushes, Etc.
lyx Reagcarefu - nude<
W. E. BR OWN ,
Maning-. S . 3
~r, s. c.
ic Liquors, Wines, Ale.
-pensed over the "The Palace" Bar I
on First-Class Tables.
New Building, adjoining Court Hou,