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TMHM LNNG TIMES'
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 1837.
B. S. DINKINS, Editor.
The history of nations is convincing
that there are periods in the life
of every people, that may be termed a
revolutionary age. It is manifested
in monarchial goveruments, in open
rebellion against their rulers. In this i
Republican land it appears in the form
of iconoclasm or a disposition to de
stroy the laws or polity then in force,
and build on its wreck a new order of
things. This spirit of iconoclasm has
been growing in the State until it
dominates the Democratic party. In
the last primary held ir Clarendon,
a whole list of county officers were at
tacked. among them being the office
of county auditor. There was a hue
-and cry for its abolishment, the more
from the restlessness of the people,
than the needs of the times. Many
thoughtless persons carried away by
a false idea of economy, zealously la
bored for the extermination of thisof
fice, when they had not the faint- i
est conception of the minutiae I
of the office. Under the present man
agement of the finances of the county,
the importance and value of the audi
tor's office cannot be estimated. The
auditor is the public book-keeper. His
office contains a record of the county
property, and upon him falls the duty
to require a faithful return by indi
viduals of their goods and chattels.
He is the keeper, gnardian, and cus
todian of the treasurer's office, which
is the public bank. Without his au
thority, as expressed in his books, no
money can be received by the treasu
rer for taxes. But for this office the
-opportunities bf the treasurer to rob
the people, would only be limited by
his disposition to do wrong, and his
-steps could be covered securely from
the most expert grand jury. Now the
hands of the treasurer are tied against
evil. Boasting a treasurer as honest
and faithful as truth itself this last
argument may be counted nothing at
this time, but circumstances may
-change, and the auditor's office prove
in this one respect a saviour to the
The services of an auditor are im
perative for the correct assessment and
collection of taxes. In times ante
dating the civil war, when property
-was in the hands of only a few indi
viduals, comparatively speaking, it was1
easy for an officer known as the tax
-collector, to discharge the duty of
'both the treasurer and auditor. Since
then, the system has become more
complex by the increase of population,
emancipation of.the slaves, and a more
-equable division of property among
the masses. The population of Clar-]
endon is about 20,000; of which, it is
approximately correct to estimate the
taxpayers at 3,000. The average
amount of taxes paid by 3,000 individ
uals, does not exceed $8.00. To col -
lect this scattered tax requires the
united labors of the county auditor
~and treasurer, The auditor has to
see that this 3,000 taxpayers make
their returns. Could the treasurer E
properly discharge this laborious duty'
and collect the taxes ? Abolish the
office and $700 a year will be saved to
the county, but five times the sum -
will be annually lost by property es- f
caping taxation, and other means.
Columns could well be written on this e
important subject, but it is unnecessary i
at this time. The necessity of contin- (
ning this office must appear to the C
least thoughtful voter of the land. ~
The wild clamor at the North has
forced~the President to recall the or
der restoring the Southern flags cap
tured in the late war. It was a hap
py thought of the President, the con- e
ception of a noble mind, and worthy o
of the President of the United Statesr
The flags would have been receivea 1
with all the chivalric feelings prompt-i
-ing the gallant donor. It would have o
gone far to perfect the "New South," Y
which the North delights to howl '
about. Now the South spurns the c.
gift and would refuse it with contempt. ti
Let the North keep them. Keep them ,a
as a monument to Southern honor. a
Southern patriotism, Southern valorH
and Southern constitutionality.
There is still a vacancy at West
Point for the Sixth District. Mr. E-.
0. Ingram, the appointee, failed to t
pass by two points. Seventy points 1.
were required, and MIr. Iingram made
68. He may apply again. It is to be
hoped he will, and that the next time
he will be successful. Mr. Ingram has
the ability, and his failure to p-ss was
due more to accident, than lack of
merit. If ht tries again, he wil suc
TIe editor of the News and (ourwer,
aptain F. W. Dawson, has recovered
10,000 against Charles A. Dana, of
Lie New York Sna, for libeling him
s the once boon associate of South
:arolina thieves and robbers. Who
mong our editorial brethren wouldn't
onsider himself fortunate in making
10,000 so easily. We are reminded
f the old adage " Tis better to be:
orn lucky than rich."
TTRACU10S OF THE STATES 3]E
CH.ULSTo, June 27th, 1SS7.
"Slightly disfigured but still in the
ing" seems Charleston since the
arthquake. An occasional cracked
ouse or crumbled wall are the re
naining traces of the great shake, but
provements move steadily on and
iothing seems to have occurred to im
)ede the progress of the grand old
:ity. Reports from all parts of the
tate bespeak a full crop and mer
hants look forward to the heaviest
all trade for years.
Court is in session, with Judge Fra
er on the bench; a heavy docket is
)eing cleared, and a large force of re
ruits will be added to the ball and
hain brigade at Columbia.
Tbe editor of the Newis and C'rier
>btained a verdict in New York last
uesday for $10,000 against the pro
)ritors of the Sun in a suit for libel,
.nd is the happiest man in town.
"$1.75 stockings" for gentlemen, are
a demand, but as they seem to be
>opular only with "beadiful editors,"
he supply is not likely to be exhaust
J. Randolph Tucker, of Virginia,
vas among the distinguished visitors
o the city last week. He spent two
lays here on his return from Colum
yia, where he addressed the students
>f the South Carolina College.
Your correspondent was delighted
o meet your congenial Clerk of Court,
&r. James E. Davis, at the Pavilion
iotel on Thursday. Mr. Eugene In
ram was also here on his return from
7ew York, but left for Manning v.ith
)t my having the pleasure of meeting
The city is frequently flooded with
,isitors who come down on excursion
rains and for a few hours enliven
laces of popular resort and gladden
he weary hearts of the "Ishum cream
n cake" venders. Trains will be ruli
n Sundavs from Sumter and Florence
ad returi for a dollar. The North
stern Railroad Company will spare
io means to afford an agreeable aid
:omfortable trip to those along the
ines who wish to avail themselves of
hese excursions. Ladies and child
-en will be cared for by the conduc
;ors and the strictest order will be
ept. Taains arrive in the city at 11
)'clock, a. x., and depart at 5 r. m.,
;ving a six hour stay. By taking
;he Enterprise street cars just in front
> depot and boarding the steamer at
Perry's wharf, parties can visit the Is
.and via Castle Piuckney and Mount
icasant, and return to the city at 3
'clock for only 25 cents. While on
.he Island, they will have the oppor
unity of visiting Oceola's grave and
eeing Fort Moultrie where was shed
he irst blood of the Revolution,
l'hursday, June 28th, 1776, and the
irst gun of the last war was fired, 4.2U
'lock, Friday morning, April 12th,
On returning to the city, the excur
onist will have ample time to visit
he Library-3rd in the Uni'ed States,
?itts Monument erected 1761, the
ight arm of which is missing, having
>een shot off1781, by a shell of the
levoltion, the day Jasper was killed.
.nd St. Michael's church, the corner
tone of which was laid in 1752 and
those doors were first opened for di
-ie worship February 1st, 1731. Her
ild bells, whose history should be fa
iliar to every Carolina youth, still
ime, as they did a hundred years
go, in the steeple a hundred and
ighty feet high. These are near
ach other on Broad Street. From
here up Meeting Street, the visitor
till find many structures worthy his
ttention 'till he reaches the "Citadel"
-called by Farmer Tillman "the dude
ctor"--but regarded by many as
n institution of honor to the State.
ust opposite is the historical "Citadel
quare Beptist Church," and in front
Calhoun's monument, the pride of
arolina's sons. From there the ex
arsionist will walk about two squares
-here he will find the train in waiting
ud very soon hear the conductor cry
at -'all aboard." M. C. G.
The City of the Sand H~ils.
FULros, June 27, 1887.
Last Monday was the day appoint
I for "breaking ground" on the line
Ethe Manchester and Augusta Rail
>ad, and the Columbia Reicjiter states
iat the contractor commenced work
a this harbinger of Fulton's joy, on
.st Tuesday. We have no intention
quoting the trite apothegm, "I told
>u so," but would invite the prayer
d attention of the Sages, whio pro
aimed us a little too previous in our
redictiors, contained in articles to,
ie TIn, to the fact that it wvas not 1
"~blu?" or an abortive effort to scare
wvay the fixed and established En
twville. We never, that is, hardly I
ver, enumerate the goslings until the
rocess of incubation is middling suc
assful. We do not agree with some,
owever tzat this railroad is the ama
t that shall charm away all the evils
iev now have to wrestle with, nor'
latt it will transform the beautiful but
arren hills of Fulton, into an El Do
ido, or make her fertile environments
> flow'with milk and honey.
We have been asked, "Are you so
-edded to your fabled 'City of tihe
and Hills,' that you cannot bestow a
ttle merited praise upon the exercis
'i which you attendeud at the Grange
inell School?" Nay, adjudge us not
a selhsh; for what transcendent de
bave gushed forth our overflowingy en
thusiasm, and made thy readers oh, si
ThMrza, to feel as if they were drunk
with the airs of Eden; to have sprin- p
kied with perfume from the censor of c:
divine allegory, and embalmed in the
fountain of our metaphysical nectar,
each individual comprising the Dra
wuiiS Psci-siwe; to have caused their
faces to glow with adLliration, and h
gain tie citadel of thy tears, by de- b
scribing the beautiful and touching
Melo-Drama, "The Intercessor," so
perfectly rendered by a quartette of
feminine loveliness, in which was min
gled the unapproached beauty, grace,
and talent of a Mary Anderson; the
touching pathos and exquisite acting
of a Jeffrey Lewis; the patented scorn
of a Genevieve Ward; and the tragic
pose of a Miss Abbot, each evohing
rapturous applause, and winning
equally the laurels. Fain are we to
whisper of voices, sweet and cultured
as Patti's, Emma Nevada's, or the
Palnetto State's own nightengale-C.
Louise Kellog, all dispensing music
sweeter than ever '-soothed the savage
breast," and winning for them, show
ers of floral tributes, transforming the
stage into a scene approaching in
beauty the spot described by Moore,
"- the rich buds lie,
As if a shower of Fairy wreaths
Had fallen upon it from the sky,"
We would gladly have thrown thee,
dear readers, into cachinnatory con
vulsions with a description of the ju
venile comedians Masters DeSchamps,
Harvin, and Cutter, and, and- but
ice could not0 invade the territory or
usurp the prerogative of our esteemed
friend, the versatile "Occasional." In
fact, we could not risk our agonizing
prolixity, and erroneous and abnor
mally picturesque etymology and syn
tax to be scrutinized beside the polish
ed diction of our erudite contempora
ry. We foster, however, the fond
hope that these fair debutants will
again delight their many friends
with a repetition of their dramatic tal
Miss Mellie Nelson has returned to
her home near Oakland, after a long
visit to the Misses Broughton. The
wisome smile of this young lady will
be sorely toissed by the visitors at
"Forest Hall." -
Mrs. Alsbrook, and her daughter,
Miss Minnie, of Trio, are visiting Mrs.
E. L. Grinfin.
Fanola Chit Chat,
PoxoLu, June 23, 1887.
Mn. EmiTor: The thermometer yes
terday registered 100 degrees. Our
avourdupois adds discomfort to our
frail mortality. Rain comes just in
nick of time. To-day refreshing show
ers are falling, vegitation looks and
lives. We are also having a cool
wave, so every one you meet puts on
a smile of cheerfullness. What a
pleasant and delightful land is this in
which we live,-socially, religiously.
and morally. We often think Panola
is the garden spot of the world; not.i
to detract from other portions of the
countv, for we believe the good peo
ple of~Clarendon as a general rule are
as hospitable, generous, and liberal inf
their views, as you will find anywhere;
notwithstanding the flesh loves home,
it cherisheth fondness for its earthly
My main object is to give a partial
review of the many farms in an area
of five miles, there management, and I
condition. and the growing prosperity I
of our agricultural population. In do
ing this, I will speak of the Panola
farmers alone, contrasting their con- I
dition ten years ago with the present. r
Mr. R. H. Belser commenced with ,
a one horse farm. With persistent ef
fort, energy, and zeal, his business
has rapidly increased; now, in appre
ciation of that effort, he stands out be
fore the world as an example to show c
what a young man, possessed with de-C
termination, can do.
Captain J. P. Brock, tried his for
tune after the war in Texas, but find- ~
ing the climate injurious to his healtl',
with other disadvantages against him,2
returned to South Carolina crippled
in fortune, and stands the peer of any U
farmer, and is equally successful as te
Mr. J. M. Richardson, entered the
agricultural arena when quite a young C
man, with limited experience, but with
ais practical judgment and business
:-apacities as seen, evidently portrays
ais successful management of free Ia
aor, being one of the lar-gest land
.iolders. We were forcibly struck
wvith his nagnifecent far-m and beauti
ul scenery that sur-ound his elegant
Captain D. W. Brailsford, though
2e had the misfortune to suffer from a
lisastrous hail-storm which necessau -
y compelled him to replant a part of
:is crp, yet as far as observation
oes, his fully comports with the role
Mr. S. P. Holladay, the eficient su
>ervisor of registration, is not only
a~t apart to sit in judgment on the
re eed problem~ < creating voters or
he benefit of li s country, but is a
rmer also'. H's farm is a model of
1eatness, taste, and management. He
s not the sort to be left behind.
Mr. L. N. Richbourg, whiose judg-j
nent is safe in agricultural matter',I
s a safe counselor and from succest -
u farming. has won for himself a fine
.Mr. S. P. Fairiey (uncle Sam) occu
ies no middle ground as a farmer; G
ee adds strength to our system, and
varants the conclusion that cotton is
he mainspring of all the farmers'
Mr. T. H. Harvin, known in new s- _
aper parlance as the other Tom, to1
vhom I have frequently had honora
ble mention in my chat with the
rImIs, is surrounded with one of the 2
prettiest and most charming fields of
rotton together with the rest.
ut fr fe~ar I burden the printer,
ho is as Just as ne is Brown, I de
st. More anon. To-r.
.Tust write it up Brm"-., and in the
roper Way anl the printer will not
tre, A-dam, for tlie burden.-PmNTIT.
Rcspctfully dedicated to the youths who
ave been "pulled" by the police for playing
se ball on the thoroughfares:
WVhy does he pace with silent tread
Around his gloomy cell?
There is no place to lay his head,
He should have now been homc in bed,
Ah ! that he knoWs too well.
Why does his heart wore hiavy grow,
As he ' inks of the shaie ?
His fathrI would his son "ly low"
Could he no good but ill bstow
Upon his honored niame.
This good yormng man who for glory
Why was he in this retreat ?
This nice young dude, who no duty
This model Christian-why was he "jerk-'
For plafing base ball on the street.
Wx. LLorn GarusoN JONms.
Compare this with your purchase:
A stnvCLY VEGETAGLS
raTLSS3 FAMILY MEOICIE
Prie, Of Dllar'
As you value health, perhaps life, examine each
pack: age and be sure you get the Genuine. See
the red Z Trade-Mark and the full title
on front of Wrapper, and on the side
the seal and signature of J. H. Zeiln &
Co., as in the above fac- simile. Remember ther
isnoother genuine Simmons Liver Regulator.
I have opened a first-class Shaving Saloon
t the Enterprise ofice, and solicit the pat
onage of the citizens of Manning and com
Ppecrs--Hair Catting, 25c.; Shaving, loc.;
p - Special attenton given to children.
C. C. REDIC,
MaxxisG, S. C.
The POLICE GAZETTE will he mailed.
ecurely wrapped, to any address in th(
~nited States for three months on receipt of
Liberal discounnt allowed to postmasters,
ents and clubs. Sample copies~ mailed
ree. Address all orders to
RlICHIARlD K. FOX,
FRaixLuN SQrinlE. N Y
Eggs $2sOOPer Setting.
~RIGT BRAHM~z.s, WHITE LEGnoNS,
IRoWN LEGHORNS, PLYMOUTH RoCKS,
All partes purchasing EGGS from Eber
odgett x Co., Charleston, S. C., reporting
or hatch, caused by any fault of the Eggs.
-ill be furnished with other Eggs, by ad
ising them of the result.
Ciculars mailed upon request.
AVEATS, TRADE MARKS AND COPYRI6HTS
btained, and all other business in the U.
.Patent Office attended to for MOD)ER
Send MODEL OR DRAIX G. We ad
s as to patenability free of charge ;and
make NO CILRGE UNLESS W E OB
AIX P A TENT.
We refer here to the Postmaster, the Supt.
Money Order Div., and to officials of' the
.S. Patent Office. For circular, advice,
rms an d references to actual clients in
>ur own State or County, write to
C. A. SNOW & Co.,
pposite Patent Office, Washington, D. C.
I.& P. COATS'
X-0RD SPOOL O0TTO19
MANNING, S. 0,
-ALLEN H UGGINS, JR.,
e Oflice on Street South of Court1
JOSEPH F. RHAME,
ittI*11o at I8.aw,
M~anning, S. C.,
Wholesale Grocers and
159 EAST BAY,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Direct Importers of Ales, Porters,
ines, and Brandies.
WELCH & EASON,
185 & 187 Meeting Street, and 117
CHARLESTON, S. C.
[nvite attention to the following
Cut Loaf Sugar, 12. lbs. for St.
Granulated Sugar, 15) lis. for $1.
Confectioners' Sugar, 15.1 lbs for S.
White Ex. C. Sugar, 17 l>s. for St.
Light Brown Sugar, 19 lbs for Si.
Good Brown Sugar, 20 lbs for $1.
21b. Tomatoe., 90 ets. a doz.
31b. Tomatoes. $1.10 a doz.
Good Segars, 1I for a box of 50.
- - :o:
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 Price
List, and consult it always.
iiNo charge for packing or drayage.
S. THoMAS, Jr. J. M. THOMAS.
Stephen Thomas, Jr., & Bro,
Jewelry, Silver and
Spectacles, Eye Glasses, and
r&- Watches and Jewelry repaired
by expert workmen.
273 KING ST.,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
D. O'Neil & Sons,
33 Him-. STr.ExT. .... CHArtESTON, S. C.
Wholesale Dealers in
Boots and Shoes,
Trunks, Satchels, &c.
Goods received by every steamer suitable
for the interior trade. All the latest styles
constantly in stock, at the lowest prices and
on accommodating terms.
Jan, 12, 87 ly.
157 and 169, East Bay,
CH ARLESTON, S. C.
Jan. 12. 8? 17.
at astonishingly low
We are selling our Fertilizer at the follow
ilcoxr Gibbs & Co. Manipulated Guano,
less than 10 tons, per ton, $26.00. Ten tons
and upward, $23.50.
Wilcox, Gibbs & Co. Superphosphate, less
than 10 tons, per ton, $16.50. Ten tojns and
upwards, per ton, $13.00.
Excellent Georgia Standard Guano, less
than 10 tons, per ton, $24.00. Ten tons
and upwards, per ton, $21.50.
pr- Delivered to Railroad or Steamboat
at Charleston, free of drayage.
English Acid Photphate,
Nitrate of Soda,
Nova Scotia Land Plas
ter, Peruvian Guano.
Ground Fish Scrap
Cotton Seed Meal.
nd Fertilizer supplies generally; All
best quality, at lowest market prices,
Conanmunicate with us before buy
HE WILCOX 8& GIBBS GUANO CO.,
138 East Bay, Charleston, S. C.
Win. Shepherd & Co.,
232 MEETING ST.,
R ET AIL !
Tinwares, House Furnishing
oods, Potware, Kitchen and Stove
WSend for Price List and Circu
r. C. H. Claussen & Co.,
Steanm Bakery and Candy factorY,
CHmRLESTON, S, C.
THE NEW SALOON!
Ice-Lemonade. ' Ice-Sod
THIS wAY, COME
FANCY DRINKS, AND REFRESHING D
T'A.KIM IT STrIIA.IGH-IT?
SAMUEL J. CLARK
Fresh and Choicest WINES, LIQUORS; BRAN1
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 m
Marine Stationary and Portable Engines and Boilers, Saw.
11ill Machinery. Cotton Presses, Gins, Railroad, Steam
boat, Machinists', Engineers' and Mill Supplies.
AW-Repairs executed with promptness and Dispatch. Sendfor price lists.
East Bay, Cor. Pritchard St.,
Charleston, S. C.
ArJIf you need any Clothing, Furnishing Goods, or Hats,
send your orders to
FALK & CO.,
ING STRrEr, Orrosrrz HASE,
Charleston, S. C.,
as they have reduced the prices of their entire stock to cost
on account of change of firm.
OTTO F. WIETERS,
WHOLESALE dealer in Wines, Liquors and Segars.
No. 181 EAST BAY, CHARLESTON - (,
F. J. PELZER, President. F. S. RODGERS, Treasurer
Atlantic Phosphate Company,
of Charleston, S. C.
staciarci ertllimers and importers o
Pelzer, Rocigers & Co.,
BRowN's WHARF, - - - CHARLESTON, S. C.
fr MIR. M. LEvI, of Manning, will be pleased to supply his
friends and the public generally, v, ith any of the above brands
The Soluble Guano is a highly concentrated Ammoniated Guano-a, com
ASHLEY ASH ELEMENT,
A very cheap 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 theCsetwo crops and also largely used by the Trackers near
Charleston for Vegetables, etc.
Ashley Dissolved Bone, Ashley Acid Phosphate
Genuine Leopoldshall Kainit,
pa' For Terms, Directions, Testimonials, and for the various attractive and instruc
tive publieations of the company, address, AS3E3"&.e; E'EO -
P.EATE CO., Obtz-:lestozaq .C.
W- Ofcial Analysis prove our Goods to be above their Guar
Soluble N D OAcid Phos
Guano. A'm phater
Acid Phosphate, Dissolved Bone, Kainit, and all Fertilizers
supplies, for sale by
,v.A.NDO P HOS- C O., CMARLox, S. C,
FRANcts B. HACKER, President and General Agent.
STONO PHOSPHATE COMPANY,
Chlar1eston S. C.
HIGH GRADE FERTILIZERS,
SoIule Guano, (highly ammoniated), Dissolved Bone, A
Phosphate, A sh Element, Floats, German Kainit, High Gra&
Rice Fertilizer, Cotton Seed Meal.
SWrAll orders promptly filled. WILLIAM RAVETEL, President,
R. M. MEANS, Treasurer.
For sale by 3M. LEVI,
ct20 Manning, S. 0.
William M. Bird & Co.,a
CHARL~ESTON, S. CO
Counter, Platform and Cot ton Scales.
Trucks, Grocers' Tinware, etc.
Paints and Painters' Material of every description. We are headquarters
- eor egod and otfer induicements to purchasers. Aug1&