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WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, IS3
B. S. DINKINS, Editor.
It is a fact, however inpicasant it -
admission may be,, that the town of
Manning fails far short of being IIe
bnsiness place its advantages and op
portunities give room for, and asa
consequence, there is a lack of pros
perity, manifestedly apparent, in ve
rv business or trade or priession
"Trade is dull," "hard times," and
similar gloomy mutterings are uni
al among merchants and those of t e
other avocations depending on
patronage. 'Tis true these are
otyped phrases to be heard the worl I
over, but in Manning they have a
special significance. Oar town is not
progi-essing but is at a stand-still or
even retrograding. Wlih a co-uty
like Clarendon, its resourcc peo
by an industrious, vigorous popuhe
there must be some ca-ase, and
that can be remedied, to pr-oduccCt
stagnation in business. Thc enquir-r
will fnd two grievances that have inil
itated against the growth of this t6wn
and county. First and paramont, the
people have allowed themselves to be
some wedded to the practice of speud
ing their money abroad, thus leaving
it where its benefits are lost entirely
at home, and go to build a stngr
town. This disposition to seck
abroad what can be found at hoee
has grown to such an extent that nun
bers of [the best c- izens of the county
act only go elsewhere to buy the
3nerchandise, but to procure their in
surance, their legal advice, and in fact
tansact their entire business ad ir
beyond the limits of their own coun
ty. The effect of this is that the in
'uries and enterprises of Clarendon
areillpatronized and are losing moneym
while the pocket of a disinteiceted
out-sider jingles with the money
rightfully belonging here. A rer
tbant of a neighborig town wa
heata to remark to a mercheant o
&inanog, "Why. sir, I sell more goo'
to 4he people of your town and coun
ty, tban I sell to - customers here."
ne second grievance can be rerac
died by our merchants themselves.
They should put forth every effort to
induce the trade of the county to come:
here. To do this they must sell their
goods at a reasonable cash prot, -an
keep a stock in store equal to the de
man~ds of-the trade. Then, with ro
selfish end in view, we suggest that I
they advertise their goods before the.
people. Do this becouse it is done
elsewhere, which places the home mer
chant at a disadvantage. And agan
OUr merchants ought to stop this
hue and cry that Sumter is a cheaper
place to buy goods at than Manning.
We do not knot that it is true, but
e~p ertainly know tfkt it ought not to
be Mfanning is as con~enlienlt to the
amm.'rcialmarts of the woridasSum
ter, and eth no noticeable diIbrence
in freight ch 'e this market .sho'ild
be inevery ways cheap.
There is a bettgY day ahead fca
anning, for Clarendon', and its citi
uens, if the people now st'ep the miser
able practice of seeking abroad what
can .be had at home for the same
money. We feel sure the people wil
do their duty, if the trades and piro-j
fessions will do theirs. Let the man
of trade put this distinguished gen
tleman, Mr. Ego, on the same pl1ane 1
with the interests of his follow citizens
and county and town, and displa
greater zeal and activity in competin cc
for the public patronage, and all w"
T he editor of the Be'nne!ttei'e Chro~
ile is extravagant in his praise 01 thec
Town' of Cheraw. He says:
"have often talked of the beautifu
"streets of our native Town, Maucn
"and frequently thought they conn
-not be equalled in their beautyr andi
agrandeur, but henceforth we yield Co
"the conviction that the street.s of.
"Cheraw cannot be surpassed for thei
'natural beauty by any other toe
Is it possible, friend Alsbrook, tid
you have so soon forgotten the icm
parable attractions of your natin:
town, Manning. Its broad streets:'
adorned by three rows of hands-ome
oak trees and lovely flower gares
Its neat little court house, looking' 1
picturesque rising from among:afr
et of shade trees, D~on't let inew
faces and scenes eradicate thiesuperi-or
claims of the old home, old fellow.~
Even a Cherawan to the "mano
born," could he see Manning in it
present loveliness, would ac-ecde it
yudge Charles H. Simnonton of th
United States District Court of this
State, has been suggestod to succ-ee.
Associate Justice Woods of the Unit
ed States Supreme Court, whose death
has recently been announced. Judge.
Simonton is fully qualified to fill the
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