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The antipathy of Southerners to af
filiate with the colored race was exhi
bited at the National Capital during
the Inter-National drill. The Vicks
burgSouthrons and Memphis Zouaves
refused to parade in the ranks with
colored companies, and returned home.
The occasion was the grand parade
and in the arrangement of the proces
sion these two companies were placed
in the direct rear of c.ored troups.
Not the dome of the majestic Capitol
nor the President's smiling favors to
"bis pets" was sufficient to overcome
the innate prejudice of these natural
Southerners. Here their course is
respected, and the like may at any
time be expected 'till another century
rolls itself into the past, if not forever.
The Washington Post of the 26th
Within half an hour after the of
fended compaiiies had marched off in
dignantly to their tents, the Presid
ent of the United States was shaking
hands cordially with those same col
ored soldiers and welcoming them to
the White House.
(ROWTH OF CHRISTIANITY.
The editorial columns of the last
Simulav News contains some interest
ing statiscal information showing the
strength and the comparative strength
of the various religions bodies in
America. The writer complains at
the offset that the denominational
statistics in some cases are indefinite,
and fall far below the grade of true
statistical science, but he thinks that
in general they are as accurate as are
other returns of like character and
may b3.accepted with equal confidence.
Again fault is found that a few of the
denominations have not attempted to
set forth their numbers systematically
until within a few years, as in the case
of the Disciples of Christ, the Friends,
the Mennonites, the Dunkers; and the
Roman Catholic Directory has ommit
ted altogether the column of Catholic
population until data for a more per
fect estimate can be secured, but its
returns for priests, churches, etc., seem
to be sufficiently accurate to quote.
The Bgures given show the present
strength of each denomination in
churches, ministers and communi
cants, and how much increase has
been gained in the last four years.
Quoting further from the intelli
gent editorial it appears thb? at'he
beginning of that aper'dthe total
strength of all1 c-hiurches in the
United Statwear not including the Mor
mons, thpJews, fragmentary bodies,
andidependent congregations, was
1,610 churches, 81,717 ministers,
and 17,267,178 communicants. In the
column of communicants, the Roman
Catholic Church was credited with 6,
832,954, which term includes all who
have been baptized whether commun
icants or not. Now the same
churches have increased to 132,435
churches, 91,911 ministers, and 19),
018,977 communicants. The table
represents the Roman Catholic Church
as having 7,000,000 population, which
is a gain of 167,000 in the four years.
This is a remarkable increase, it is
stated, w h e n w e remem
ber that the churches must numerical
ly receive enough new members to
supply the losses occasioned by death,
discipline, and otherwise, before they
can reckon an increase. In the list of
about sixty denominations there are
only three slight instances of decline
in churches, miuisters, or members,
and these exceptions are all of small
denominations, the Mioravians, the
Swedenborgians, ancl the Universa!
ists. The latter has suffered most,
the two first have gained in member
ship, but lost in churches and minie -
ters. It is happily remarked that thi.,
statement comes with startling force
against the vague assumption, so wide
ly entertained, that the masses arc
falling away from the churches an'o
in consequence of the growth of so
called "liberal" opinion. Again quot
ing from the learned article, the gains
of the four years as distributed among
the church families show that the
Methodists, including 14 separate or
ganizations, are to be credited with
more than one-half the net gain ol
ministers, more than a third of the in
crease of comnmunicants, and about ai
third of the gain of churches. The
following table is worth
Churches isters cants.
Methodists....47,302 29,493 4,432,658
Rmnan Catholies~ 6,310 7,658 4,000,000
Baptists....40851 27.88'9 3,727,020
Presbyterians . . .12,.86S 9,429 1.08'2,436
Lutherans.....7,573 390 930.830
Congrgationalists4,277 4,091) 433,379
Epicopaians.... 4,524 3,865 430,531
All branches of Baptists, Presbyte
rians, and Lutherans are included un
der these names. With Episcopalians
are counted Reformed Episcopalians.
The Roman Catholic figures for com
municants, it is explained, are estimat
ed on the bases of 7,000,000 Catholic
population, and on the ratio of com
municauts to population (1 to 1.77)
found to obtain in other denomina
tions. This is, however, too low in
the case of the Roman Catholic Church,
in which the proportion of actual com
muicants to- memabership is conspic
The total communicants deducting
the 7,000-,000 Catholic population is
12,018977, wvhicha represents the Pro
testantismn of our- country.
The article also classities the de
nominations according to polity or~
form of government, which gives in
teresting results, bumt for the want of
space we are forced to omit it; and
but for the same eause, it would have
been a pleasure' to reproduce the
whole of this exceedingly instructive
contribution to ecelesiastical history.
The following from the Xuoter
H'chnaue is e0 .mnli.a1le to t1he ,.iti
THE MANNING TImES.
WEDNESDY, JUNE L 1887.
B. S. DINKINS, Editor.
MORE PLAIN FACTS.
THE TxEs last week contained an
editorial the gist of which was to urge
the people to look to the interest of
home; to patronize home industries,
home professions, and home mer
chants. The money spent here not
only benefits the individual receiving
it, but indirectly its advantages ex
tend to the community or county at
large by general circulation. But
when it is expended abroad its bene
fits as far as our county is concerned
are lost. We are constrained to be
lieve, however, that the citizens of the
county appreciate this fact and with
proper encouragement would be less
prone to visit neighboring towns to
make their purchases. This duty lies
chiefly with the merchants of our
town. It is their province to invite
and show by their conauct that they
seek and desire the mercantile patron
age of the people. To do this their
only medium is through the columns
of the newspapers. They ought to do
like merchants in every other part of
this land do,-advertise their goods,
and in this way bring them to the at
tention of the public. There are no
more inveterate grumblers under the
sun than the Manning merchants.
In language more forcible than ele
gant, they condemn the practice of
spending money abroad, and yet,
good easy fellow-citizens, they sit
quietly with the assumed satisfaction
of doing their duty, selling to the
-poor lienor, and swearing roundly
at the man who buys a suit of clothes
in Sumter or Charleston. They for
get that the merchants of these places
advertise in their own home papers.
There is no place in this round world,
we venture to say where the merchants
in a town like Manning spend less
4znoney for advertising. We again re
peat that if the merchants of Manning
will do their duty the people will not
be recreant to theirs.
Among the many changes recom
mended in the Criminal Code of the
State, is the proposition advanced by
the Bishopville Enterpri'e to elect
County Solicitors, instea2 of 'Solicitors
fur the Circuits. 'This strikes us as
'worthy of very' careful consideration
iy the eiteefors of the county. The
~,-4irteitfSolicitor, it is properly argued,
is a comparative stranger to the mass
es outside of his own county and con
sequently is ignorant of the sentiments
anid opinions of the individuals comn
posing the juries. A crime of a high
Dature is committed and the Solicitor
comes to the Court with the bare
howiedge of the perpetration, and
that bie must prosecute somebody sus
pected. The public mind is swayed
onie way or the other which effects the
jury drawn fresh from the people,
though, perhaps, unconsciously. And
thcre is a host of witnesses to be ex
amined, who have also imbibed the
general prejudice. Tfhese stumbling
blocks, with tb few hours allotted to
him, have to be met and combated
by the prosecuting officer. This he
cannot effectually do, or what is worse,
he may be in ignorance of the obsta
eles in his way. The case is called,
the Solicitor plods through the tedi
ous trial realizing at every step that
his witnesses are more zealously dis
posed to aid the accused than assist
the State, or then to his extreme cha
grin he discovers that the defence has
engineered a juror on the panel who
is openly opposed to conviction. The
ease finally ends, the criminal is turn
ed loose, and all because the Solicitor
was a stranger, necessarily to the mi
uutia, or what may be better express
ed to the "ups and downs" of his case.
This does not happen always but it
can and very frequently does occur,
and here too, notwithstanding the
third circuit has a most able solicitor.
-The remedy may be, as suggested
by our Bishopville contemporary,
tio have Solicitors er prosecuting of
ficers in every county. Residing1
then at the place of the crime theyi
would be able to become familiar with
it ina all of its details, with the evidence
to be used at the prosecution, and
when the Court convened, the prose
cuting officer would be thoroughly
prepared to represent fully the whole~
interest of the State. He would also
have a personal acqtuaintance with the
members of the jury an~d could make
abortive the effort to corrupt the pan
.l. There is no doubt this change in
the administraton of justice- would
work as well if not better than the
present spstem.. The cost would. be
little if any obstacle to its adoption.
The money now paid. one Solicitor in
the third circuit would most likely be
-iud sallcient to employ four, one
fpr Georgetown, one for Williams
burg,. one for Sumter, and. one for
zens of Clarendon, that it is copied in
the Tms. The Clarendonite will just
substitute Manning for Sumter and
for the Sumter papers, the Manning
publications. The Wa!chman secured
it from the Greenciille Keuvs:
Before you buy or eat a piece of
candy make sure that it is from the
Sumter candy factory; if your mer
chant doesn't patronize loeal enter
prises try and persuade him to do so.
Never buy a piece of furniture else
where until you have given the Sum
ter furniture dealers a chance; buy
home made furniture always when
Never buy foreign leather if you
can get the home made article any
where near the same price.
Before buying a wagon, carriage or
buggy give the local dealers an oppor
tunity to say if they haven't got what
you want or can get it for you.
Never send away an order for cast
ing or machine work of any kind until
your own foundries and machanics
Iave had the opportunity to bid on
If you want jewelry made or repair
ed, let Sumter have the first try and
show you what they can do.
Never buy an agricultural imple
ment from outside until you know
nothing of the kind is made here.
See that the cotton seed oil in which
your French sardines are packed and
from which your pure imported olive
oil is made was from the South Caro
Use no bottled soda water but get
it fresh and good from your home
Never give an order for job print
ing until you have examined the worl
and prices of the Sumter offices. IJ
you don't like the W1ratchman and
Southron go to the Advance. But thE
Wathman and Southron never meant
to offend you.
In short, let it be y ur (a e tla
every possible dollar of Sumter mone3
remains in Sumter. That is the waN
in which everybody can help local en,
terprises, add to their capital, and de
velop new ones. That is the way t(
build -up the town and keep it mov
Our Washington Letter.
[From Our Own Correspondent.]
W'sHiNGTON, D. C., May 27, 1887,
The soldier boys are all here, and Wash
ington is full of marshall music andt beat o
drums. The 'National Drill opened thi:
muorning, but the contests will not be;in un
til to-morrow. To-day was devoted to som,
formalities such as receiving the troops
naming the camp, and this afternoon ther
was a dress parade by all the companies
For the past few days large crowds of pet)
ple have congregated at the railway station
to see and welcome the soldiers as they at
rived. The first to make their appearanet
were the Louisiana Rifles, of New Orleans
who marched quietly up Pnnsylvani
avenue to Willard's Hotel, and afterwardi
to camp which they entered as silently a:
spies. The Vicksburg Soutbrons followei
them making quite a noise with their silvei
cornets, and the Louisiana men received
their Mississippi neighbors with a hearty
cheer which was duly reciprocated.
The City of Tents around the base of thr
Washington Monument is quite pict uresque
.dthere is also a ladies' camp just norti
of the par-ade grounds. Large parties of lra
dias accompanied some of the military or
ganizations here, and some of them prefer
red to go into camp to s':opping at the hole I
and boarding houses, Some preferred i
"or the novelty of the experience and other,
because of the economic features of camj
Quite a sensation occurred when it was re
ported that there would1 be no liquor sold in
"amp because of an or-der issued by the
Pre ade. t to revoke the priviledge. I seems
that a committee of ladies, appointed for
:e purpose by the W. C. T. U. called upor.
he President and presented him a protest
against the sale of intoxicating liquors on
the drill grounds, it being a Governmen
property, and asked his interference. Th.
idies said the President received them
niost courteously, expressed his disapprovsi
of the license to sell liquors on the dril.
ground, and gave them much encourage
ment to believe it would not be done. Thi
ladies also called on Col. Wilson, Comnmis
inner of public buidings and grounds.
. d, and otner gentlemen having authority
'The bar-room privilege of the ground ha<
been ,old by the Drill committee for $180.
but abe u a on on last Friday, the man who
nad bougut the i rivilege of opening the ba,
under the grand stand, was notified that th,
order granting him this priviledge was re
voked, and he at once ceased his prepara
Later it was stated that this action of the
Drill committee was in no way due to tht
Presidnt or to the efforts of the ladies of the
W. C. T. U., that before the ladies had wait
ed on the President, the Drill committee
had passed their resolution revoking ';he salk
*f intexicating liquors on the Druli ground.
Probably the real secret of the commnittee'
iction was that it reeeived through the Con
aussioner of public grounds a polite intimn
tion~ 6.t 9 would be very gratifying to th.
War Department, to~ which the Drill ground
belongs, if intoxicating liquors were exclud
ed. The Committee, already under great
ebligations to the War Department, could
not afford to ignore a hint of that kind, and
they promptly made the order revoking tha
bar privilege. So, at the refreshment coun
ter under the grand stand, only temperaner
drinks will be sold this week.
The President who has been working
very hard and steadily now for some time,
has decided to take a rest. He will go soon,
accompanied by his wife and mother, Colo
nel and Mrs. Lamont, to Saranac Lake, N.
V., for about ten days fishing. Last season
he delayed his trip to the mountains unti]
it was almost too late for this sport. He ex
pects to get there before the crowd of Adi
r~ndlack 'sisitors assemble, with a view ofi
securing a good rest. It is probiablc that
t . a will be his-only oppt rtunity to be away
from Washington for any length of time.
Extrae session talk is again revived, and
should he deem it necessar y to call an extra
session ofI Congress, as many men of p~rorul
inence think he wil!. he would prol a le be
deprived of a later summer vacat on.
An ext a, sson is. rged chiefly by the
advs c .tes of tariff redaction,. who thmnk that
the country demands relief from taxation
and the release of a good deal of the mioney
that is~ th~ereb'y locked up in the Treasuri
From a partisan standpoint the Demiocratic
politicians would of course, prefer to avoid
an extra session. It would involve addition
al expense for which the dominant party is
always held responsible.
Amy Avant, a colored woman liv
in o the plantation of Major James
Reeves, near Mullins, died last week
at the advanced age of one hundred
and twenty-two years.. She claimed
to have been eleven. years old at the
time of the Declaration of Independ
ence, but she did not claim to hare
been one of Washington's serants.
What a truly beautiful world we
live in! Nature gives us grandeur of
mountains, glens, and oceans, and
thousands of means of enjoyment. We
can desire no better when in perfect
health; but how often do the majori
ty of people feel like giving it up dis
heartened, discouraged and worn out
with disease, when there is no occa
sion for this feeling, as every sufferer
can easily obtain satisfactory proof,
that Green's Augu.<t Flower, will make
them free from disease, as when born.
Dyspepsia and liver complaint are the
causes of seventy-five per cent. of such
maladies as Billiousness, Indigestion,
Sick Headache, Costiveness, Nervous
Prostration, Dizziness of the Head,
Palpitation of the Heart, and other
distressing symptoms. Three doses
Alugust Flower will prove its wonder
ful effect. Sample bottles 10 cents.
Sprinkled with Blood.
Correspondence Xeies and Courier:
C.mDEN, May 27.-Soinethiug uncom
mon happened yesterday evening. A
gentleman with his wife and a friend
were driving about one mile south of
town when all of a sudden the breeze
stopped entirely and the temperature
went up several degrees. The wife
of this gentleman then remarked to
him that there was blood on his ear,
and on turning to hear her he found
that her dress had been spattered with
something like blood. It was scatter
ed just like it had come in a shower.
What was it? Could it have been
a shower of blood ? Where did it
come from? The gentleman says he
c.tn offer no explanation at all. I saw
the spots on his cravat and shirt, and
it is said that the dresses of the party
were spotted in the same way.
FAULESS FAMIL MEDICINE
"I have used Simmons Ilver
Regulator for many years, hav
Ing made it my only Family
Medicine. My mother before
me was very partial to it. It is
a safe, good and reliable medi
cine for any disorder of the
system, and if used in time is
a great prerentive of sickness.
I often recommend Is to my
friends, and shall continue to
"Rev. James M. Rollins,
"PastorM. LChurch, So. Fairfield,Va.,"
TIME AND DOCTORS' BILLS SAVED by
4are keeping Shzine Limer
egulater in the house.
"I have found Simmons Ilver
RPegulator the best family med
icine I ever used for anything
that may happen, have used it
in Indigestion, Couc, Diarrhea,
BDiousnee, and found it to re
lieve immediately. After eat
ing a hearty supper. if, on going
to bed, I take about a teaspoon
fn1l, I never feel the effects of
the supper eateni.
"OVID G. SPARiKS,
"Fx-Mayor Macon. Ga."
Has our Z stamp on front of wrapper.
.1. H. Zeiin & Co., Sole Proprietfors,
Irrloe, 51.00. PRILADELPHIA, PA.
MOISE & HIUGGINS,
Manning, S. C.
Office South of Court House.
Attorney at Law.
Manning, S. C.
a&-Notary Public with seal.
J.& P. COATS'
SIX-CORD SPOOL CIOTTOE
MO SES LEVI,
MANNING, S. C.
EONE o be made. Cut this out
and return to *us,. and we
M ? will send you free. Eome
thing of great value and importance- to you,
that will start you in business which will
bring you in meote money right away than
anything else in the world. Any one can
do the wor and live at home. Either sex;
all ages. Something new that just coins
money for all workers. We will start you;
capiti not nmeeded. This is one of the gen
nine. imnpotar~t chances of a L fet mue. Those
who are ambiotioms and enterprising will not
delay. Grxad o a. free. A.ddresas Tres &
G. A LLEN LIUGGINS, JR.,
26ri~ Office on Street South of Court
JGSEPH Fr RHAME,
Manning, S. C.
Jnnary 1%J 188'7.
JOHN S. WILSON,I
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
E an -i 23 O
Wholesale Grocers and
159 EAST BAY,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Direct Importers of Ales, Porters
Wines, and Brandies.
WIM & iSON,
185 & 187 Meeting Street, and 111
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Invite attention to the following
Cut -Loaf Sugar, 12j lbs. for $1.
Granulated Sugar, 15) lbs. for $1.
Confectioners' Sugar, 15 lbs for $1.
White Ex. C. Sugar, 17 lbs. for $1.
Light Brown Sugar, 19 lbs for $1.
Good Brown Sugar, 20 lbs for $1.
21b. Tomatoes, 90 cts. a doz.
31b. Tomatoes, $1.10 a doz.
Good Segars, $1 for a box of 50.
These are but a few of the many attract
ions we are constantly offering, and house
keepers will find it greatly to their advan
tage to send for a copy of our Monthly Pric
List, and consult it always.
.7&No charge for packing or drayage.
S. THOMAS, JB. J. M. THOMA
Stephen Thomas, Jr., & Bro.
Jewelry, Silver and
Spectacles, Eye Glasses, ani
si- Watches and Jewelry repaire(
by expert workmen.
273 Kn-G ST.,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
D. O'Neil & Sons
33 Ha S-rE= .... CABI.xsroN, S. C.
Wholesale Dealers in
Boots and Shoes,
Trunks, Satchels, &c
Goods received by every steamer suitabl
for the interior trade. All the latest style
constantly in stock, at the lowest prices an
on accommodating terms.
Jan. 12, 87 ly.
157 and 169, East Bay,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Jan. 12. 87 ly.
at astonishingly low
We are selling our Fertilizer at the follov
Wilcox, Gibbs & Co. Manipulated Guan<
less than 10 tons, per ton, $26.00. Ten tox
and upward, $23.50.
Wilcox, Gibbs & Co. Superphosphate, les
than 10 tons, per ton, $16.50. Ten tons an
upwards, per ton, $15.00.
Excellent Georgia Standard Guano, lei
than 10 tons, oer ton, $24.00. Ten tox
and upwards, ~per ton, $21.50.
pa Delivered to Railroad or Steambot
at Charleston, free of drayage.
English Acid Phosphate,
Nitrate of Soda,
- Nova Scotia Land Plas
ter. Peruvian Guanc
Ground Fish Scraj
-Cotton Seed Meal
and Fertilizer supplies generally; A
best quality, at lowest market price:
Conmmunicate with us before bu2
THE WILCOX & GIBBS GUANO, CO,
138 East Bay, Charleston, S. C.
Win. Shepherd & Co.
232 MEETING ST.,
Tinwares, House Furnishing
Goods, Potware, Kitchen and Stov4
siir~end for' Price List and Circu
J.0G. H. Claussen & Co.
Steam Bakery and randy FactorY,
CHARTESTON, S. C..
f(HE NEW SALOON!
SAMUEL J. CLARK,
Fresh and Choicest WINES, LIQUORS, BRAN
Oigars and Tobacco.
LAGER BEER DIRECT FROM THE BREWERY.
Benedictine and Medicated Nectar Whiskies,
the finest grade of Whiskies on the Market, kept in stock.
Charleston Iron Works,
Manufacturers and Dealers in
Marine Stationary and Portable Engines and. Boilers, Saw
Mill Machinery, Cotton Presses, Gins, Railroad, Steam
boat, Machinists', Engineers' and Mill Supplies.
XI-Repairs executed with promptness and Dispakh. &n2dfor price lists.
East Bay, Cor. Pritehard St.,
Charleston, S. C.
W-If you need any Clothing, Furnishing Goods,. or Hats,.
send your orders to
FALK & CO.,
Kno,- SnR, OPosrr E E,
Charleston, S. C.,
as they have reduced the prices of their entire stock to cost,
on aceount of change of firm.
OTTO F. WIETERS,
WHOLESALE dealer in Wines, Liquors and Segars.
No. 181 EAST BAY, CHARLESTON, S. C.
F. J. PE.LZErz, President. F. S. RODGERS, Treasurer
Atlantic Phosphate Company,
of Charleston, S. C.
Stan 1dard Fer t''iliztmerg and Importers og
3PUFLI CarrUnMA1%T -M A-Ir*rIT.
Pelzer, Roclgers & Co.,.
BROWN'S WHARF, - - - CHARLESTON, S. C.
B- MR. M. Livr, of Manning, will be pleased to supply his:
friends and the public generally, with any of the above brands
The 6ebabe Guano is a highly concentrated Ammoniated Guano-a com
ASHTEY ASH EILEMENT.
A very eheap and excellent Non-Ammoniated Fertilizer for Small Grain.
crops, Fruit Trees, Grape Vines, etc.
ASHLEY AMMONIATED DISSOLVED BONE,
ASHLEY SMALL GRAIN SPECIFIC
ASHLEY Corn and Cotton Compound.
A complete Fertilizer for these two crops and also largely used by the Trnckers near
Charleston for Yegetables, et.
As~key Dissolved Bone, Ashley Acid Phosphate..
Genuine Leopoldshall Kainit,
M Tor-Terms, Directions, Testimonials, and for the various attractive and instrue
tive prlications of the company, address, A, "E&RM --
P ~T C>., ChZ e--letCon, S.C.
iir Offitcial Analysis prove our Goods to be above- thieir Guar
*uo.W A N D QAeid aP
Acid Phosphate, Dissolved Bone. Kainit, and all Fertilizers
supplies, for sale by
. D PEEO0S. C O., Cams-ron, S. C.
FRANcis B. HACKER, President and General Agent.
Gharleston, S. C.
HIGH GRADE FERTTTZRS.
SokMe Guano, (highly amnoniated), Dissoked Bone, AoQd
Pho"phate, Ash Element, Floats, German Kainit, High Gra&
Rice Fertilizer, Codon Seed Meal.
siAl orders promptly filled. RAV , ent
B. M. MEANS, Treasurer.
For saIe by M. LEVI,
Oct20 'Manning, S. C.
William M. Bird & Co.,
CHARLESTON', S. C.
Counter, Platform and Cottoni Scales.
Trucks, Grocers' Tinaware, etc.
Paints and Painters' Material of every description. We are headquarters
por these goods and offer inducements to purebasers. Aug18
J. E. SCOTT, wulbern & I'eper
Attorney and Counsellor at Law, .an DAa~ns D
~Zai.~i.~g, . ~Provisions, Liquors, Tobacco, Ete