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THE 1ANNG TIlME
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 2, 1885.
B. S. 0Il$KINS, Editor.
DEATH OF VICE-PRES1IlENT
Thanksgiving festivities of las
Thursday were rudely disturbed bi
the announcement of this Nationia
ealamity, which occurred on the even
ing of the425th ult.-, at his residenc
In the city of Indianapolis. Possess
ng a eharactef irreproachable an(
eminent attainments, Mr. Hendrick
*as respected by even his politica
enimies. He -vas perhaps the onl,
3!w ni his countrys history who eve:
feached his . cotspicuous positio
with a reputation unassailed by thi
The nation has lost a trust-worth;
servant sa the, Democratic party
The ast Congress failed to elect
Presidentprotem of the Senate, an,
should any-accidnt befal the Execu
tive before the meeting- of that body
the United Sb4s would be in a pe
THE GOVERNORS MESSAGE.
The mesage' of the Governor a
sent to the Legislature-a condense
report of'which will be found in ou
columns this week--is a lengthy doe
ument, and in the main, replete ivit]
good coundeland good sense; an<
bears the impress of having been pre
pared with thoughtful care.
Some measures have been urged a:
practicable and expedient, whil
others have been introduced wit
earnestess and zeal. We concin
fully, with him excepting, in the pre
ference given to an increase of th
Circ-uit Judges, instead of havin
County Courts. The only reason as
signed by His Excellency, in our judg
inentweighing with any degree o
prepokderance against the latter, a
a substitute for the the Trial Justic
system, is the probability of numer
ons appeals going up to the Circui
Courts. Admitting. this, everythin!
still, remains greatly to the advantag<
of the..County Court, There is ni
earthly reason, why, a Judge of thi
P ronerly selected and full;
wlrmed with authority of law, coul<
tot command as much respect and or
der as a Circuit Judge-besides th
purpose aimed at would be more full,
ittained,and at a farless.cost to th<
Countv.~ We still hold th latter to b
the only true solution, to the nov
troublesome and vexatious s-stem.
It is encouraging to iind the Stati
still elimbing the hill of prosperiy
and we have, as a- people, just caus
to be satisedL The Governor ha
taker up the cause of the' poor, dis
Uabled soldiers in a waty most eom~
mendable; and we hope and believ
Nthat 'our General Assembly will suffe
these Guardiadisf our honor and ou
- cuse, to no- kahger hobble througl
life, as livinginnonuments of the li
iant 4saken a frant ran]
-among the Ehyfsby-the~re
s won in the recent election held il
Tho oetrulyagmat ene, an<
tho~ Nnecause 'hould fe
greatly encouraged.s They need on
~Jy post afew senitnda-now it th<
ealiexd points and march on to fur-tb
SThe Presidency of the Senate.
7:By0 -election of Grover.Cevelan<
ro be Pr'esident and Thomas-A. Hen
-dricks to be Vice-President of th<
UIniteWSfates, th yople of this coun
try diardher 's that thie Deme
ocratic party should administer th<
national Government from March 4
. 885/t0 rebA 1889..
I it ~w 'resident of the Senat<
is a eican, the death or disabili
ty of Mw. Cleveland would defeat th<
opular illias4thus expressed.
We rejoice in :tlie iconvidtion tha
afo mischance is likely to deprive the
nation of Mr. Cleveland's services
lNevertheless, in common with th<
greathody of the Democratic party
wehg i to-see the Pieidentia
sumccession so -arranged that wheneve:
gvae oceurs the offcer designat
ed to act asPiesideritwill belong t<
the party inpower.
In~othy3 wordaiitought to be im
possiblbjg the death ,'r disability o
a Presidert to restore to power hi:
If thp.LRepublican Senators in Con
gress wefe -large-minded men, the:
1would choose a Democrat for Presi
dent of the Senate.-K. Y. Sun.
'The fo~owing extract from the Wt~ch
txan and Southiron of- a-meeting of th<
N-umter Agriculturaf Association o1
the 21st of;November is aninstructivt
-as well as interesting explanation fron
Mr .H. DesChamnpsof his. remark
able suiccess in farming:
"After a short time spent in finish
ing ugdld4 uhiness, the main featur<
of the'day--reports on vaous sub
jects-was entered upon, Mr. L. H
DesChamps, of Clarendon, led off wit!
a Report on
loxx xMAD ~IXURES,
'which-wasver-y instreective and enter
taining. Mr.-Des~hamps said that he
was a retired mfchanic, and had beei
"patching," not farming only fifteer
years.. When he first began he mad<
three liundred bashels eorn on 5(
acres; now he makest 1,000 bushel
eorn on 30 acres. He did not statt
this year lie made 32,000 pounds seed
cotton on 20 acres, with the worms
in- it on Aug. 3d Used only $2.72
1 2 worth of commercial fertilizer per
acre. Ho has made 28 bales cotton
on this 20 acres duriig average years.
Mr. DesChamos uses ten cords of
home made manure per acre. He
prepares deeply, putting his manure
so low that it never interferes with
cultivation. He believes in drawiun
the cotton roots down so that they
ma; be v~cll supplied with moisture.
[Returns all of his cotton seed to the
- same land.
"How does lie make so much man
~ ure ?"
"He always lays by Jiy 12th,
1 whether ready or not." From ther
s to fodder-pilling time he is hauling
I in pino leaves, etc. Has had sucb
piles in his lot that a cow once fell
from one and broke her neck: and can
not put the straw near the fence oi
2 .the stock will jump o1t. In January
after breaking cotton laud as deep as
a good animal (and a farmer should
have no other) can pitill long, narroNN
plows, he strikes out a -ircle in his
-;lot; on this spreads stable manure scvo
eral inches deep, then cotton seed, or
i this acid phosphate and kainit, and
over this a foot to 18 inches of lo
manure. This is continued until the
pile is ten to twelve feet high; ovei
this the fine lot manure and rich eartil
- is spread so deep that no steam es
capes during fermentation. He con
siders that those heavy applications ol
compost act upon the land like leaven
making it spongy and very retentivt
5 of moisture. In reply to the questior
I "What have been your net yearly re
r ceipts?" he said, "I cannot now sa'
- exactly for each year; but siuce I hav
been patching, I have invested eighi
or ten thousand dollars in lands. An.
- not meaning to boast, I do not ow(
any man a dollar."
SThe above is a very imperfect out
line of Mr. DesChamps' report, mani
2 parts of which were roundly applaud
ed. Every farmer in Clarendon anc
- Sumter Counties ought to have heard
him. Mr. DesChamps has made
success of farming on a home-mad
basis, and his methods are worthy oJ
f careful study."
PROF. ALLEN ON THE KINNGSTREI
t The editor of the Clarirdon Erderprise, i
newspaper published at Manning, 8. C., ir
his issue of 22nd Oct. last, charged me, a
a one of the examiners, with "imprudent ir
regularities," and, by necessary implication
with direct partiality, in the examination 0:
applicants from Williamsburg County foi
i the Citadel Beneficiary Cadetship. Feelini
I that his charges. so far as they referred t
- me,'were wholly unfounded, and therefor
needed explanation and modification. I
have used every means in my power. consist
F ent with a proper sdf respect, to induce thi
a author of the charges to do me the simpl<
justice the circumstances seemIed to demand.
Thus far he has declined to do so. I therc
fore ask the indulgence of the pub!Ic in th<
publication of this card.
a The duy appointed for the examinatior
referred to I was in bed, sick. Mr. H. J
Haynesworth, at my request, kindly con
sented to act with Mr. E. G. (andler, the
s other examiner, in conducting the examina.
tion, but distinctly stated at the time that h
would leave the grading of the papers, whici
were to f.e wri.ten, to Mr. Chandler and my.
self. If this arrangememt and understand.
ing was not entirely satihfactory to the ap.
r plicants thiy made no objection. When the
a written examination was presented to, m<
- or inspection no complaint was made, ar.i
jI did not open the seals antil, in compan'
with Mr. Chaindler, I had retired to a plac<
of quiet. We then scrutinized each pape:
patiently, carefully exa'mining all that was
written by each, comparing with the stand
ard furnished us from the Academy, and.
grading thereby, according to the merits o:
each, as uniformly as our judgmnent enabled.
FNot until we had completed the exaLmnationr
2 and grading of the papers, dk we open the
envelope containing the sips with the nami
a nd number of each applicant, Uy whieb
Ithe'author of each paper was to be identi
fied. Up to this time I was absolutely ig
- norant as to whose labors I wais pron zoune
a ing judgment upon. After this I prepared
..a statement of what had-been done. (whieb
statement I enclosed to Gen. Hanood, Chair:
man Board of Visitors, as I ha- been re-.
quested to do,) giving the grades of each
applicant, without any award by us., or sug
I gestion from us.
- In the above statement I fail to see, so fe:
as I am concern ed, any "'irregularities,'
prudent or imptrudenit, or the slighust sug
- gestion of partiality with which I am charge.
-by necessary ingplica.tion. I therefore here.
a by pronounce the charges of the editor oi
the Enterprise, so far as they refer to me.
'~ unqualifdly faise, and challenge him to the
proof. The editor commences his attack b'
Ssaying : "We have had soime little observa.
.tioin in public examinations, and the con.
viction forces itself on our mind that al
men are not born examiners. *
We have a very pointed case in andthe:
t County, *** showing that the fanlt lie
not always on the side of the examiined, bul
freqnently on the side of the examuiners.
I make no apology for remnding imz thai
I too have had some experience and obser
,-~ vation in teaching, and the conviction is
1fided in my mind that all men are not bor:
teachers. A very pointed case has recently
-conie within my observation, showing that
-the fr~ult lies not always on the sida of the
) taught, but fregnently on the side of the
teacher. If the above reminder is tos point
6ed for the editor of the E?.t.-rrse to accept
jupo~r my ipsolixit I will inform~ him that]
have in my possession wrrit;ten evidcece that
SI feel assured would extort from a discrim-i
mating public the same verdict. The editor
. f the Entegprise caused copies of his paper
:containirig his attrack upon me to be liberal
ly distributta throughout this comnmunity,
- and I know not where else ; but of the issue
containing my statemetit I neither received
a copv myself, .ior have I heard of an extra
copy sent to this odice. Does such conduct
savor of Christian chiarity ?~ 1)es it show
any desire for justice ? Is it even'consistent
establish and build up a school at hi place
has jaundiced the disposition of .dr Nettles
jtowards e, and the objct* of his unp~ro
y oked attack is to east upon me suich odiumj
as wvillipple any little edort I may make
1in that direction, let me assure himi that his
.apprehensions are altogether .oo prev iouis.
I will here state for his delectation and sat
isfaction that present indient ons give no
.promise whatever that my little m~sleill Ot
at Seminary here will ever loo'm up imoc
' uhgadpoprin st bsenire the
- manfcneo hsmut~no a Rugby.
I a~m not surprised that 'dr. Nettles should
feel an interest in his- former pupils ; nor
even that he should feel a pride in one who
has been a conspwico pup~il of his school
for so long a time. I would cordiaily co.u
mend himf in this, as well as in anyv reason
able effort he miight make for their p~romio
ton ;but lie should beware how he allows
pride, vanity, or coneift to hurry him into
such s*eeping and unqualified declarations,
based solely upon the statements of an in
terested party, who, however sincere his
motives, is only too liable to reach erroneous
I hereby, for the pz(esen;t. bid w-li-n to the
editor of th'e Ci-whn E.d'r~w r;. and to Mr.
S. A. Nettis. hopnag that the sober second
thought will l him to repenitance, and
that.he may yet show hiis-elf entitled to my
forgiveness, and worthy of my confidence
Kingstree. S. C., Nov. 14th 1885.
Jolusn, S. C., Nov. 23d 188.x
ir. L'vi!:j: The ancient long-ago
worn out., and now oft' repeated ex
pression, "Jordan is a hard road to
travel," is manifestly inapplicable to
Jordain is a remarkably healthy
place, with excellent water, and suir
roundled by fertile farming and lineh
timbered ltnds, well watered and
drained by numerous stre-amns. Much
of these lands can be rented or pur
chaseL at low prices, and no place in
the whole countrY oiffers greater in
dulce-ments to settlers.
There is, now, an excellent and
tlourishin- school here u-nder the
charge of our promising young frienI
J. Harry Lesesne, who lately grad.
luated with ditinction at the Man
Now for the crops. Corn that has
been Properly cultivated p-roduced 2
full averagc yield, and those who la
bored industriously have the satisfac
tion of knowing they have harvested
enough for "man and beast." The
vield of cotton-ah! here comes the
rub-is much less than last year, and
this coupled with very low prices has
somewhat discouraged the otherwise
happy farmers, and greatly disappoint
ed the expectations of the merchants.
A full crop of rice ism made, but pease
and pot atoes are both less than an
average in point of yield. However,
no other crop is so disastrously short
as cotton. Some of our farmers have
finished phanting oats, while others
have just commenced to prepare their
land. Most of those who planted
early are they who, wisely, saved their
The game law, it seems, has notice
ably increased the game birds of this
section, as well as those regarded use
ful from an entomological standpoint.
Bear, deer, and turkeys, for the samE
reason, have rapidly multiplied ir
Santee swamp, a few miles from here
within the last few years.
Pinckney Tindall. a negro, killed
a bear, a few nights since, near San
tee swamp, which weighed .nearlv five
hundred pounds. Pinckney had seer
many tracks under a persimmnon tret
ard that night climbed it to watch fo2
Pruin. He found an o'possum up it
that weighed fifteen pounds, after se
curi- wbir-h, he resumed his watcb
and when the old growler app
and commenced to eat the fallen per
simmons, he shot and killed him.
A lar-ge buck approached very near
Mh. J. R. Auld's school house, a few
days ago, and stood at the spring
where M7r. Auld and his students get
driuking water, 'till he saw Mr. Auld
in the door when he scampered.
Mir. J A. Sprott has a pair of bhogs
as fie as I ever saw. They are thor
og-rdYorkshiires purchased ol
a celebrated breeder of Phila., and,
although only nine months old, one
of them looks as if it will weigh at
least two hundred and iifty pounds.
That pestiferous class of swindlers.
pedlers and traveling agents, have in
fested this section this year and, in
multifarious wvays, have fleeced some
people in obtaining exorbitant price
-prices out of all p~ropor-tion to cost
and 'falue-for their articles. I am
heartily opposed to these glib-tong.
ued talkers with their committed to
memory speeches, and believe they
are just as vile humbhugs and perfide
ous frauds- as the hocturnal seed cot.
Iton buyers, the "pop skull" whiskey
.*venders, who are tihe bane of ourlaind.
- o crude petroicm,
suphur~g.Ryeter or ex
~ ~ p..sives, but is a comn
p~ und, vbhih. If put In
thLe stumip and set firo
n o, wiliburnai,
-- oeer v to rn1
taed circular, &c.
~ F.E. Fross &Co.
AFFLICTED SUFFER NO
Faily Medicines are now for sale
by J. G. Dinkins & Co., at Manning.
Iiver, Kidnecy and Dyspcpsia P~ow
ders. cures chills, pains in~ the back~
and side, Liver complaint, dyspepsia,
retention or suppression of urine, con
stipation, nervous and sick headache
price, per box 50 ets.
Infallible remedy for Worms. Ex
pelled 319 large worms from four
children in Clarendon County, after
using second dose. Try this greal
worm medicine, it is pleasant to take
and perfectly hmarml]ess. Price per
box 25 ets.
To sell these great medicines.
Address, D~r. J. Mnwri-: Howaruo,
3Mt. Olive, N. C.
CAVEATS,-TRADE MARKS AND COPYRiSRTS
UObtied, and --2] other business in the U.
*. ate-nt O'i~ attended to for .1c0L31.
Senid '19 0 EL 11" 1i TikWx';. We ad
vis &s to p aabity free- of charge :and
T3 I X P TEXT. WAS E B
We refer here to th P-Iostmnaster, the Supt.
of Money Order- Div, and to officials of the
U. S. Patent Ortic-e. For circular, advice,
terms and references to actual clients in
your own State or County. write to
C. A. SNOW & Co.,
On-sit 1'a..nt Offc. wasin-t n. n. C.
A.LWAYS AHJEAD !
MOS E.S L-EVI' S
F'all and Winter StoolC.
THE LADIES DEPARTMENT
Shows the finest Assortment ever offered in this part of the
State, and consists ill part of
English Dress Goods,
Changeable Dress Goods,
Wool Cash meres,
French Dress Goods,
Latest Novelty Dress Goods.
Berbci Cloths, Flannel Suitings, Shudah Cloths, Silk nr- Snitings,
Handsome Comnination Suits.
Dress Surah Silks,
Colored and Surah Satins,
Black Dress Goods.
-Prints-of a kmdas,:
Fall Sateen Chintz,
New Style Calicoes,
White and Red Flannels,
White and Colored Zephyr Shlals.
Linen Table Damask, Doylies, Towels, Napkins, Sheetings, Shirtings I
Full line of Laces, Embroideries, Collars, Ruchings, hosiery, Gloves
Handkerchiefs, Ribbons, and a plendid line of
Jerseys and Corsets,
That will prove Durable and COMFORTABLE. made' purposely
to suit my lady friends, and stamped with my .Name and
Gentlemen, I Thought oyott, and ti
Purchased before the recent rise in goods, and knowing that tihe- Crops of P
Cotton afe short of you." expectations, and that the price may rule Low, I
inteud to aeil you Cbeap ! CHEAPER than you ever bonghte not only your
own and your Bors
READY MADE OLOTHING
Hats, Caps, Boots and Shoes, of which I have an immense stock, carefully h
selected, but I will Sell yola Cheaper than you can buy in CbaAeston,
Anftbing you need from a tooth pick up. Look at my
B)ouble and single sets Harness, Saddies,
Bridles, Collars, Hames, Chains, axes,
Knives, Locks, .Hinges,
Cutlery, Pot ware, Watch
es, Chains, Clocks, Guns, Pistols,
[ STOVES and SEWING MIACHINES'
AND 1 WILL AS ON S Y U WITP; TIE IIICS
Andl quality of iny
I had almost forzotton to tell you of' some i
very FINE BROAD CLOTHS and Dress Goods.
LOOK AT THEM.
*Be Sure to Co .1
An yu il eea penidlieUP STAll~t
And ou illseea slenid ineof Overcoats, Trunks, *Valises, Blankets,
~Umbrellas, Carpets, Mats and Rogs, all bought to be sold Lowma than
you would imagine.
A N I M-MENSE- S TO0CK OFK
Best and Cheapest flour, Bacon,-Coffee, Sugar, Rice, Syruaps,- M<51sses,[
Tea, and every kind of CANNED GOODS, Right Fresh, bought for CASH,
will be -sold at living priccs.
Splendid Line of Crockery.
DsePlates, Cups and Saucers, Trimbiers, Goblets, Molasses Pitchers;.
Cream Pitchers, Water Pitchers, iand all sorts TIN WARE, Tubs,
Buckets, all sorts of H ARDWARE.
TI-IE IhT EST A2~ C'EMA ES
1Bed Room Sets, Rocking Chairs, Lounges, Mattresses, all Sorts of Chairs
Picture Frames, Looking (lasses, Ha~t Racks, Tables, Buffets, Closets, Cases,
Desks, and all et VERY LOW I'RJ(CES.
'00 F :\;S y411 j lsy'es anfd bizes cou.taftlg onl aad
IT IS A FAC'T r
Mv aoods were bought before the recent rise inl prices, and
I will sell them as Low as the same can be bought in any Town
E W. S*T 0 R E.r
GENTLEMEN'S Firinishin Goml. TRUNKS .ATS
APS, call be fal at the 1RON STORE, BRooKs
nREFT. opposite LEGG & BEILUS Livery Stable, at LOWEfM
rices fthan tiy cain l ibo, elh ew'h:C1 ere inl 1mENNIN. Cal
stera Cf eint o ,
-ILIUY . c. Sept. 16.
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Corner HAYNE An CHURCH Sreets.
COO T T O N F A C T.O R S,
k.T-D w :.O -i A T -r C -oC>C.Sg-g
49Liberal Advances made on Consignments of Cotton.six
ASHEP0 PHOSPHATE COMPANY
Eutaw-Aslepoo Fertilizers, Ashepoo Palmetto Acids,
Kainit. Cotton Seed Meal.
;ottom Figures, and First-class Goods.,
WE WARR ANT LONG MAN & MA RTINE'S
o last LONGER than any other Prepared Paint or any PainC
[i xe 1 b y Pure White'
10 e m o s t Lead, Pure
sperinced~ Linseed Oil
ainter from and Pure
TI I pentine.
If after any reasonable length of time it should be pr6ver
therwise than guaranteed, we agree to repaint such property as
as been painted with it, at our expcnse, with such White'
ead or other Paint as the property owner may select.
S. WEISKOPF, Sole Agent.
Dealer ini PAINTS, OILS, GLASS &c.
325 King St. Cn ret n S9. (3.
N. B. Constantly on hand a full. supply of striefly pure'
WITH BUTTON-HOLE -l
)RUQS, MEDI.NES, AND
Of E-very Description.
'ainits, Oils, Winidow Glass, Varnishes, and
F every kind. Also a Complete and Full Assortment of
Lamps, Lanterns, Soaps, Perfumery,
Stationary Paint, Brushes, Etc.
rrPrescriptions and Family Receipts carefully Compounded
W. E. BROWN & C0
SApr 15 Manning. S. C.
THE PALACE SALOON,
ROE0R &~ C0., Propre~rs.
sum..ter, s. C.
Foreign and Domestic Liquors, Wines, Ale~
The lnest Liquors and Sega~rs, dispensed over the "The Palace" Bar by
Billiards and Pool on First-Class Tables.
"THE PALACE" is locited innthe NewBuilding, adjoining Cour ouse'