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THE MANNING -TIMES.
1EIDIS OF SVBSCRIPiIN:
One Yvar. in Advance $1.50, or q2 t:.)
the Expi t*i- n of six Jonth.
Aavertisements. -R7 rSquare, first n
Advcrtising in Local CAian, 10c. Iwr
Town election next Iouday.
The sales of MIonday attracted very
little interest. The tracts of land ad
vertised for sale were all purchased
by the mortgages.
Mr. W. T. Lesesne who now has
his home in Florida, is visiting his re
atives here. He expects to return
again at an early day.
"Nothing is superficial to a deep
observer! It is trifles that the mind
We were pleased to meet at the ag
ricultural meeting, Dr. I. M. N oods
of Salem. The Dr. is still suffering
from his recent severe attack of pntu
monia, but his energy is in no wise!
Ambition is a lotteiy, where. how
ever uneven the chances, there are
some prizes; but in dissipation, every
one draws a blank.-Stephen Aon
The practical jokes of "all fool's
day" were the innocent cause of the
unweary victim forgetting the cate
1rs. Sallic 31. Clark, wife of MIr. W.
H. Clark, died at her home in Lake
City, on Saturday, the 3rd inst., of
consumption. 'Mrs. Clark, nee M1iss
McMillan, once lived in this town
where she has many friends who will
mourn her early death.
Miss Mimie Wise, an old lady who
has been living in Manning in seeus
ion for a number of years, died on the
evening of the 3rd. Miss Mi-mie Lad
her faults, but whoever knew her rec
ognized her as a woman of flue im
pulses and exalted character. A large!
number of reople attended her funer-1
al obsequies at the Methodist Church
"He who esteems trifles for them-'
selves is a trifler--he who esteems
them for the conclusions to be drawn
from them, or the advantage to which
they can be put, is a philosopher."
'The members of the colored Meth
odist Church have recently bilt a
neat steeple to their church, and fror
this lofty dome their bell, which is
one of tie best in town, peals forth
the hour of service.
The Wilmington S/ar says if South
ern farmers will take care of hog and
homony, hog and homony will take
care of Southern farmers.
What has become of the petiti'on
for a money order at this place?
When we last saw it a big array of
names was attached thereto, still 3fr
Wolkoviskie, who had the matter in
charge, informs us that the petition
has never left Manning. Will he
please give a curious public the reas
On Friday, Saturday, and Stanaay,
services were conducted inl the' Meth
odist and Presbyterian Churches by
the Rev. A. J. Stokes, Presiding elder
and the R1ev. Mr. Dunlop. On buni
.day evening a union service of all the
churches wvas held at the Presby teian1
Church at which Mr. Dunlop preach
ed a short but effective sermon.
Mfr. D. . Legg brought to thej
Tns office yestcrday, the largest
Plymoth Rock hen's egg we have ev
er seen. It weighs three and three
fourths ounces, and can be seen on a
visit to this office.
Nelson Tindal, colored,-living near
Jordan, lost his dwelling with the
greater part of his furniture eby tire,
last Friday morning. Tindal says it
was the work of an incendiary.
The thanks of the Tinrs oflice-ed
itor and compositors-to the ladies in
charge of the recent festival at Sum
merton, for a delicious piece of fruit
ake which reached us on Thursday.
Even the eyes of our little devil (fur a
devil is not above gratitude when the
appetite is in question) spoke volumes
as he beheld the tempting parcel.
FrN.-A Company of travecling
showmen with a maebine we heard
called a "Flying Jinny" are in town.
The peculiar thing consists of a nuzm
er of wooden images of horses ar
ranged in a circle, to wvhich is attch
ed a real horse and dr-iver wiha
whip. The equestrian pays his faire,
mounts his trusty steed, then the winu
is applied to the animal horse, ati
away they go. The juveniles are en
chanted, and the charm has votaries
even among the older generation. In
s. iW race Monday -afternoon could be
seen a representative of theology, wita
baby in his arms, law, medicine, den
tal surgery, and a County Commis
sioner rac'ing with va hip and spur like
mad Indians. We looked to see the
man of the other paper with gilded
plume, spur and lance, but he wasn't
RIER~iATION roR INTENDANT.-The
question of providing a salary for the
Intendant of Manning has frequently
been discussed among the citizens.
The idea is a good one. The ofiee
of Intendant is important and arder
ous, and to properly discharge the du
ties of the oifice it reqmjures a saerimee
of time. It is highly proper that some.
remuneration be given for this labor.
The sum of one hundred and fiity or
two hundred dollars should be allow
ed. If by any chance a peas*n unpa
triotic or careless, should occupy the
office, unless there is some compensa-.
tion allowed the inteiests of the town:
would be uncared for. At the elect
ion next Monday the question should
1e snmitted to the pco~ie.
Conveirs. our School Comissioner.
has shown us a letter from the School
Commissioner of Sumter, inviting
Clare;Ion to unite with Sumter, in
holding a Teachers' Institute. Capt.
CInvers savs he has declined the in
vit ation for the reason that he believes
Manniug wouhl be more Convefnient
tnan Sumter to the teachers of this
County, but at the saue time he gives
Sumter a cordial invitation to come to
lanning. There is no doubt but that
a union of the teachers of the two
Counties for this purpose would be a
mutual advantage, but the Capt. is
right; the teachers hcre are too poor
and times are too hard for them to
bear the expenses of a two weeks stay
Hrr num ir Srn':zrox ! !-The pros
pect is that this quaint little village
will soon hear the snort of the steam
engine and the rattle of the cars. We
saiw last Monday a letter from the
President of the Eutawville Railroad,
to Capt 1k. R. Briggs, telling him that
the lRoad in contemplation from No
41 to Sumter, would be completed to
Summerton before the end of the
ear. The letter says that the bridge
over Santee River where the road is
to cross is now being built. We learn
also that "Mr. T. Wilson, of Ida, is
builiing a Railroad to connect Sum
iuerton with the Central Road. This
is fattering news for our neighbor.
The terminus of one Road, a promi
nent station on the first. Sumerton
bids fair to become the metropolis of
the County. That is to rob Manning
of the honor belonging to the position
at nresent. Are the people of this
place going to stand idle and see the
trade and capital of the town go else
where? Our business and moneyed
men lack enterprise and energy.
Something must be done or the day
of Manning's greatness will soon be
TowN AFF.ins.- -The term of the
present Intendant and wardens of
Manning ends on the 22nd inst.
heir administration has been emi
nectly successful, and merits for them
the highest praise of every appreciat
ive citizen. The town is out of debt,
and under their judicious manage
ment is growing and pro-pering. Our
streets are an example of neatniess, andr
the new thoroughfare to the depot,
recently opened and put in traveling
order is of incalculable convenience.
During the past yca1 a judgment for
212,50, long standing against theI
town, has been paid, and a hook and
ladder truck purchased for a protec
tion against the ravages of fire. Bet
tcr than anything else our town.
which at one time was debauched by
brawls and drunken revels, is now
quiet and orderly. Peace, prosperity,
and protection are the result of the
wise government of the present Coun
Cil. It is not known that they will
allow themselves re-elected; if they
,o a second term would be highly ad-!
vantaeous to the town.
ross-Roads, Farmers, Etc.
rroN, S. C., April 4, 1886.
MIn. Eniron.: Somebody once said
hat the lower regions were paved
ith good intentions --and if he is
ight, I guess I must have put a whole
yavement down there within the last
oth, for since that time I have been
usuccessfully attempting to send you
conui~mfcationi. As usual, newsl
round Fulton is searce-the two pre
lominting I thing's are
:fa strangver can go a mile away from
L uhon and get back without losingj
i a a hlf dozen times, "he's the~
est m' a"I never heard of its being
ue, "nd I'll bet the fellow who does
t w'ill follow Hop-o-my-thumb's plan,
>r get left. As to woorl'sfires .' .' Gol
v man! if you never saw one, come
i some hot day and we'll have one
arnou beeft A queer fact about
he arnthigs i, that they never
rak out except on warm days in
vitr When a fellow has such a'
reczc to go through as we have been
avig, anid when a cellar in "sheol"
~vould be a God-send, you couldn't
ct fire to one of these pieces of woods
-ther. woulin't burn. But just wvait
ill it gets warm enough for a fellow
o sit in his shirt sleeves out in the
iazza, and play with mosquitoes, and
.f the woods don't catch afire in half
hour, T'll eat all the fish an editor.
an catch in' a week, leaving out the
suckers." By the way, talking about
ashing, its getting about time for suchI
~port-when a crowd of fellows go off
o ath trout andI come back with .a
~hort string of ininnows and a long~
rigr of lies. The old saw "that the
ca has just as 9"ow? fish in it, as was
~aught out," ought to be changed. If~
t has not got -//."r what's become of
hse that sipped eth thbe hook ? I ne
r did see or heaLr of a fellow brinmging
some a fish half as big as thie one he
h'oppd back. But let the poor' fishx
i~s rip-if .;"' of the tribe did as
i~le harm with iTeir fabrications as
this class, we'd be akht more happy
than v e are.
The farmner's hereabouts are yer
msy nowx phautinIg corn, wvhich has
>een dlayd tis earbythe cold, at
[east ten days, andLpreparing their cot
tn land. The oat crop, which was s
mntirely killed during the late severe
freeze, but wvhi'h in many' instance~s
vs replanted, will yield a very scan
harvest. It is a fact worthy of note,:
that the farmers of this section are
using this year less guano than last,
nd are using home manures instead.
This is a step: towards xiruprovinxg the
araer's condition2, which will do more
good than half a dozen conventions;
;vhich instead of helping the farmer,
-their ostensible object--serve to
ive~ proie'unece to two or three darkdi
horse politicians, who are taking this
poliical by-p1athl to the gubernatorial
an and other oflices. Talking about
(rw' on 'iile I see by your last
iue, that amass-meeting of the farm
er of th's~ county, who desire repre
senttion in the Agricultural Conven
temion ome in Columbia. on the 29th
of April, has been .calied to meet iii
Manning on the 5th prox. This sub
ject is one which has been little dis
Cussed in this neighborhood, and o e
which seems - -t to have aroused the
enthusiasm i_ its favor in this section,
which has met it lower down the
coitv; notwithstanding, great inter
est is felt in the movements and re
sults of the coming assembly in Col
unbia. - After the elaborate and ex
Laustive discussion of this measure
in the press of the State, I little like
the idea of expressing my humble
views on it, but Mr. Editor, I beg
leave to make one observation, and ask
one question, and the latter I hope
some of the delegates will answer be
fore April 219th. M1y observation is
this: I notice that nearly all the arti
eles I have seen in favor of this move
m;ent, have advanced as an argument
for its consummation, the fact that
the farmers are the only class of busi
ness men who are not organized-the
reasons for this state of affairs, we
need not here discuss; but the fact
that such is the case, is certainly a
sound argument in favor of this con
vention, IF ITS OBJECT BE THAT OF oTH
ER BUsINEss oRGANIZATIoNs-this objot i Is
always to improve the standards of'
their respective vocations. Now
comes my question. Is the above the
object of this convention of farmers ?
If so, then I would like to know why
the advocates of this assembly are al
ways talking about turning out the
present State officers, and putting in
men who are favorable to the farmer's
interests. Business organizations,
representing whatever profession,
trade or occupation they may, are not
organized for political advancement.
Now if there is no political significance
about this convention, why do these
men attempt such a crusade in their
articles against the State government?
I ask these questions for informali'm,
and wish them answered, but I don't
want the man who attempts to do so,
end up by cussing me out for oppos
ing a "convention of farmers," for such
is not so, if its object be that of other
"trades-unions" and class-or organ
gaizations; but if this convention has
political objects in view, I am oppos
ed to it, "tooth and toe nail." I don't
believe in one class of business men
being opposed as a class to any other.
But this talk may be after all useless,
for I hope and believe that our farm
ers have more foresight than to allow
such a state of affairs to come about.
Mrs. A. M. Brailsford has just re
turned from a visit to Columbia, where
she went to see her daughter, Miss
Brailisford, who is at Miss Elmore's
Ex Gov. Manning has also been off
on a visit to his friend, Mr. Sinkler,
at Eutawville, but has returned.
Mr. R. M. Welch, the Post-master
at Fulton, has lately moved into his
newly built post-oflice, and erected a
ery handsome fence around his dwell
Mrs. Dr. Robert Brailsford has been
absent for some days, attending her
daughter, M~rs. Briggs, who has been
suffering from acute rheumatism for
some time. PHI ALPA.
A Piece of History.
Twenty-six years ago to-day on the
1st of April, 1805, an incident took
place oil' Galveston harbor in which
Capt. Sim Adkins the Nestor of
Charleston harbor, then the daring
commander of a dashing blockade
runner, the For, bore a prominent
part. The story is best told by John
F. MIackey, then a sergeant in the ma
rine corps, and doing duty on the
United States Steamer Seminole, one
>f the blockading squadron off Gal
Mr. Mackey relates how the Foz
was discovered about 10 o'clock in the
morning "right abeam," how all hands a
were called to quarters and the Semit- 5
'le started in pursuit of her prey, a
long, low steamer about eight miles I
to the eastward, burning black smoke, a
steaming rapidly to the northward
nd ~westward. The stranger sightedI
the Seninol and changedl her course .
nstantly from west to northwest, and
steamedi diretly for the Texan shore, it
distant about eight miles, which t
trends rapidly to the northeast above s
alveston. By this course the stran
ger would strike the shore in about 3
n hour, unless prevented by us from e
o doing. If successful, she could a
make an inner channel which runs
between the shore and a sandbar t
which runs along the Texan coast,
distant about half a mile fromi thea
ainland; but on this bar there is on- -
v about ten feet of water; inside there t
is twelve, and sometimes fifteen feet.
The Soninole overhauled be rey 1
radually and prepared to open fire.
When within two miles of her we op-f
ened fire on her from our eleven inch
pivot, exploding a shell right under
her bow and nearly deluging the ship
with wvater, but doing no further harm,
while we were reloading the pivot she
put her helm "hard a-starboard" an 1
ran across our bow, heading directlyt
fo the shore-distant about a miilet
and a half-apparautiy intending to
run herself ashore. While thi~s was
being done we were not idle; the<
change, of course, compelled us to i
As soon as the last man reached the I
deck Capt. Charey shouted: "Put your:
hard a-starboard, sir." "Hard a-star
board, sir," answered the oflicer at the
wheel the same moment, putting the4
wheel sharply about, and the ship
turned on her heel as if she knew what'
was expected of her and started dIi
rety for the shore, with the stranger,
now'right abeam, star board side about
a mile off, bringing our whole battery
of five guns to bear on her. 'The cap- 1
taii cried out to forward rifle: "Fire I
as soon as you are red an ihut 1
further orders, only don't waste the
ammunition. Pivot there, sir; fire
carefully, and aim at the wheel* house
and at no other place. Sink her, if
possle, go ahead and show us what
o can do. Quarter-deck battery (sI
eight inch guns) take good aini and j
wheel-house; don't let her get away
All this was done in less time than
it takes to describe it, and as we were
now nearing her rapidly it seemed im
possible that she could escape us. A
shell from t.he rifle exploded over her;
a shell from the eleven inch burst close
beside her, and the three and eight
inch shell guns were sending their
compliments thick and fast, but strange
to say not a single shot had struck
her. She seemed to bear a charmed
life. We were about half a mile dis
tant from each other and about a mile
from the shore when she suddenly
changed her course to southwest and
started to run down along the coast,
heading directly for us.
It was now nip and tuck. The
stranger was going to run for it, and
had the bar betveen us. Our only
chance was to sink her before she got
in. Nothing now could save her, a
the steamer Peaguia, which had been
after the other sail, which, by the way,
was a passing friend, now joined us in
the chase, and opened upon the flying
4eamer with no better success than
before, her shots flying wide of the
mark. The most tremendous excite
ment prevailed on board each vessel,
Capt. Clarey raved and swore and
tamped in an intense but subdued
tone, but all to no effect. Shot after
hot went over and exploded beyond
>n the shore; some exploded short
mnd covered the steamer with spray,
ome in the air, others cut the water
ust ahead, some grazed the stern, but
aot one tou.ched her apparently. It
seemed impossible to strike her. The
men worked their guns as if they
were only toys in their excitement, and
.oaded and fired as if their lives de
ended on the accuracy of each shot.
3o rapidly did we fire that we had to
wait for the smoke to lift before we
yould see for the next shot.
We were now rapidly approaching
3alveston harbor, and it seemed as if
ihe was going to get away in spite of
is. Since changing our course last
ime we were both sailing, or steam
ng rather, dead on windward, but
;he being the lightest draught was
naking better time than we; and
slowly but surely getting away from
is. Her captain for the last hour
iad been walking the bridge between
he wheel-houses, with both hands in
he pockets oi his pea-jacket smoking
t cigar very unconcernedly; but that
:here was a feeling that their lives
td property hung only on a single
bread was manifest in the way those
theels flew around, leaving a track of
>oiling, foamy sea far astern, and the
hick, huge volumes of black smoke r
hat poured out of the funnels told a
tory that did not need a trumpet to
nnounce. The channel now began I
o widen, and if she could only hold
ier own for twenty minutes she would
scape. What must have been the
houghts of that captain as he walked
o and fro on that bridge, with the air
all of flying missiles, now hid in their
moke, the next minute drenched with
heir spray; again, in a second or two
ater one fly ing a few feet above his
iend ! He never flinched an inch or
:hanged his manner, but kept quietly
>n as though it was an everyday af
Fate, say~s Mr. Mackie, decided in
avor of that tdying steamer. In spite
>f every effort that could be made to.
revent her she reached the Bay of
ialveston, which is nearly th'ree miles
vide, and the channel is very danger- g
>us to vessels drawing more than ten
eet of water, and a~s we were getting ]
nto three fathoms again, with irtese
hagrin we gave up the chase, send
ng as a parting compliment an elev
n-inch shell with our regards.
As the flying stranger passed out of
'ange her captain hoisted the Confed- c
rate flag and dipped it three times, ~
t the same time taking off his cap
raved it towards us and bowed grace- I
ally in ouar direction his adieu,
teamed in under the guns of the fort
,t Galveston and dropped his anchor,.
afe at last. We returned the salute
.nd went back to our station for the
ight, as it was now nearly sundown,
fter one of the most exciting days I
hat wve ever spent, with less credit
o ourselves than could possibly be
upposed under the circumstances.
The Galveston Ne-3 of April 14,
865, published an account of the es
ape of the Fox. Shot, shell, grape,
harpnel, says the Netcs every ingen
ity which Satan and his children,
he Yankees, have invented, were
brown with the rapidity of lightning
ad the abundance of hail at, around~
nd over, and in the water beneath
he doomed victim; elongated shot and
hell shrieked before, behind and over
er, or struck the water and ricochet
ed over her decks like-well, like a
tok of sheep over a pair of bars.
trange to say, although hundreds of
hots were fired, but four took efiect.
Ln ugly shell, a foot and a half long
:ploded a few yards from the ship
.nd a portioni of it burst the sheet
late two feet above the water, but
he missile rebounded and fell into
A ten-inch shell, nearly spent, came
ver the rail on one side and passed
ut beneath it on the other without
!oing any harm, though the wind fan
ed a couple of persons who stood
mar. The shrouds were cut beneath
nother as he ascended, but this Dan
el was as little hurt as his namesake
mong the lions. A piece of shell
ut the 'scapepipe above deck, but
obody was hurt and no one scared.
here'were some old veterans-Mor
an's men and others-who had es
aped from Fort Douglas, on board,i
ho looked the whole affair as a very.
mall one, or being only passengers|
ook no interest in it, and the officers
nd crew seemed to take it as a mat-u
er of course. They received three I
~heers as they steamed gaily into port|I
vith the utmost composure and did
it appear like a man answering a~
ulsome toast to regard it as the ]~
roudest moment of their 'lives; in
act, they did not seem at all proud,
hough they fill the bill for an. old
"'Official Analyses Prove Our Goods to be
above their Guarantee."
(TIE OLD RELIABLE.)
&cid Phosphate Dissolved Bone, Kainit, and all
FOE S.L]E. i BT'
Wando Phosphate Company,
I-I.ARLJESTON, S. O.
FRANCIS B. HACKER, PREs'T. & G'. AGT.
Charleston Iron Works,
Manufacturers and Dealers in
Vlarine Stationary and Portable Engines and Boilers, Saw
1ill Machinery, Cotton Presses, Gms, Railroad, Steam
)oat, MIachinists', Engineers' and Mill Supplies.
i-Rpairs executed with promptnes ard Diatch. &ndfor price' ist.
East Bay, Cor. Pritchard St.,
a ICharleston, S. C.
OTTO F. WIETERS,
WHOLESALE dealer in Wines, Liquors and Segars.
No. 181 EAST BAY, CHARLESTON, S. C.
CALL ON OR WRITE TO
FALK & C0.,
King street, opposite Hasel
Charleston, S. C.
Clothing, Furnishing Goods and
Samples sent on application. C. 0. D. shipped subject to approvaL
Manning High School.
Select an d Limited.
REV. L. D. BASS, Principals.
ISS 1A'JTIE E. RUTLEDGE.
Opens JAN. 11th, closes JUNE 1886.
Will afford boys and girls superior advantages for prosecuting
thorough course of study in English, Greek, Latin, Hebrew
.nd Mathematics. No sectarianism. Prices reasonable, for
Rev L. D. Bass,
DON'T READ THIS.
WE WARRANT LONG MAN & MARTINEZS
o last LONGER than any other Prepared Paint or any Paint
I i xed b yPure White
hm o s t -Lead,. Pure
Nperinced .Linseed Oil
ainter from and Pure
If after any reasonable length of time it should be proven
therwise than guaranteed,. we agree to repaint such property as
as been p)ainted with it, at our expense, with such White
1ead or other Paint as the property owner may select.
S. WEISKOPF, Sole Agent.
Dealer in PAINTS, OILS, GLASS &c.
325 King St. C11arest~ii, S. C.
N. B. Constantly on hand a fall supply of strictly pur
- 3"10H-NO??fnU HilM
Stono Phosphate Company,.
cm r.r m S. C.
MLGUFACTURIE Soluble Guano, (HIGHLT A3IoNIATED.)
Leid Phosphate.. Dissolved Bone, Ash Element, Floats.
Keep a(lways ond for sale Genuine German
Inported direct from Germany,. for the Company.
A high r'rade~ of Dried Blood, Groiuiu. Eish.Scrap, South Carolina Marl,
Cotton Seed Meal. FOR SALE BY
M. ILevi,. 31ANNTNG, S. C.
F. J. PELZE, Presient. F. S. RoDGERs, Treasurer.
ATLANTIC PHOSPHATE CO3IPANY,
CHJARLESTON, ?. C..
Manufacturers. of Sta~ndard Feriixrs and Jnip'n-ers <f PURE G ERMAN
EA TNIT. PELZER RODGERS & Co., .Gen. Agents
Jan. 13. Bron's llBarf C H AR LEST ON, S.C
TRUMBO, HINSON & COMPANY,.
'actors. and. Comimission 31erchants,. Cotton and Nava
JAN 13.. C'fTILR IESTON S..C.
. IKERS WHARF,
Fadtor and General Commission'
r(arIrt Dealer in Fertilizers,
Grain, Hay, Et.
Commission Merchants. Manufac
turers' Agents for the sale
of Tobacco, Segars,
NO. 173 Eaist Bay,
-Jan. 13. ClL1RLESTo5, & ("
&,. D DI!AIM
Wines, Liouorsy Tobac
co, Segars, &c.
No. 153 & 155 EAST BAY,
(IARLESTOI\ S. C.
M~xx\nr, S.- C
I drink my bear I'don't
GEO. S.HACKER & SON
DOORS,. SASH, BLINDS,
Office and Waerooins, King,.
opposite Ca-nnon ~Street,
Charleston, S. C.
LEGG & BELL,
Liveri, Feed arid Sale Stables,
.SACALrL..rr s. .
Tone and Durability.
885-New Orleans Exposition-Two Goldi -
MIedals for Upright and Square.
881- Boston (31ass.) Exposition--irsts
Prize for Square Grand.
878-Paris Exposition-For Square anda.
876-Philadelphia Centennial-For Squarer.
Upright and Grand.
And also over
200 FIRST PREMIUMS
at State and County Fairs.
ave the endorsement of over 100 different:.
olleges and Schools as to their durabilitys.
A large assorment of SECoND-HA~NDPa
s always on hand. General wholesale -
agentb for Palace, New EngLimd and Bor
Pianos and organs. sold on easy monthly
Pianos taken in ae~xhange, also thorough
ly repaired. Send for flustrated Piano or:
.rgan Cata logue.
CHAS. M. STIEFF,
9 N. Liberty Street,
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Ncws-ape Ad'cnis n < ira 10 sprnce S.p,
='ta!Sm NEW YORK,
For sale at this onie..