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THJE LMANTiNG TillEsU T
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28 1887
B. S. DINKINS, Editor.
The conviction of the two Nortons ti
in Orangeburg last week, and their P
sentence to be hanged on the second
of December next for the murder of t
J. T. Hamlin, is a dreadful lesson to t7
the vicious individuals who convert r
their persons into an armory for the 3
deadly pistol and murderous knife.
But for this violation of the law Ham- it
lin would now have been living and m
A. C. and A. R. Norton, father and son,
happy in the bosom of their families,
As it is they are in the prison cell,
manacled and chained, awaiting the ea
hangman's summons. Who can de- .
'cribe the feeling of that father as he
beholds his son, perhaps the pride of v
his heart, with the youthful blush of w
young manhood on his cheeks, loaded h
down with chains, waiting to be ush- w
ered into eternity by the felons fate.
And that son, "It was my own impetu- o1
ons passion that made me a murderer. D
He came to my rescue and is sacrific- q
ed for his over zealous love for me." ti
The eternity of all earthly things t
closes the veil from mortal eyes, and
only the God of Heaven knows the ,
Lorrow of those two unfortunate men. I
But the play is ended. Hamlin is ti,
dead and two men are to be hanged. M
He was killed by an irate son and a
jealous father. Must they both die w
too? No! We want to see them con-i p
fined to a doom of servitude. That is
hard enough, God knows. Surely I
those newspapers that have been clam- pi
oring for the blood of a white man H
will be satisfied with a commutation re
of sentence to life imprisonment. The
jury recommended them to mercy,
and if those twelve men, familiar with
the crime, recommend the doomed
men to mercy, Governor Richardson
will act wisely in commuting their it
pAnhment to a life of servitude in the af
penitentiary. Commute their sentence fe
Governor; the people are not willing am
to see two prominent white citizens ni
die, notwithstanding a few newspapers
are clamoring for the death of a white i
Right here is a good time to lecture th
on the practice of carrying concealed
-weapons. The State law prohibits it. ]
It is condemned by good men, who wv
love peace and order. But what cir- tv
eumstances in the life of every man
COmpel him to violate this law ? It t
may be that his life is threatened and st
he is compelled to carry the where- W
with to defend himself. He is discov- h
ered and prosecuted. The jury that
tries his case is a pistol caravan, the
'jdge on the bench carries his pistol. W
The man is convicted. People know iW
the state of afairs and the whole thing
islookedupon as a farce, and at last
we are brought -to the realization of
th& fact that the public mind must be
educated to understand and appreci-.
ate this improvement of natures laws. 'ti
We must teach the male generation a
that to carry a loaded pistol is against tw
thelaws ofGod frst, before our writ- Ti
ten admonitioms will be obeyed. *1
Capt. B. R. Tillman publishes a W
oaRlin this issue of the Tzmas for a
convention of the farmers of the State si
on Thursday, the 1st of December v
next It is due to this paramount st
industry of the State that it be rep
resented at the proposed meetings by M
every county in the State. Anything e'
'for the farmers, the same for us. As "I
much as we condemn Capt. Tillma's t
extravagant and ridiculous attacks on tb
-thetrades and professions of the State, ply
as isevidenced again by his call, yet I
we think he deserves great praise for ~
his efforts, however selfish, to arouse
the farmers of the country to under
stand their positionmi our political ~
economy. Let them be enlightened
and benefitted; let us be enlightened
and benefitted we might add, anud we
*wiflall prosper. Our paper is de
pendent on the farmers, of which we
are a conspicuous part, for a sup
* port. However, we believe in rig'ht ,'
to all men, let the "heavens fall," tore
seafamiliar expression. We pro- I
pose to condemn 'wrong, and uphold th
what we think tobe right. If we are h
wrong in believing that Capt. Till-:
man is a second Robspeire, all right le:
-we will acknowledge our error. It I
takes strong proof, however, to prove s
-that our judgment is erroneous. f
The Charleston Neuws and Courier fu
is the paper of the State and well it in
.deserves the patronage received. The ~
News and Courier did more fora
Charleston in its spasmodic illnessr
from the earthquake than the city W(
wHi ever be able to compensate. It
has labored for Charleston. It has se,
labored for the State. Let us praise a
the News and Courier. tia
The Charleston Sun is daily grow- *
ing in strength. It isto beregretted ~
that the managing editor, Mr. Wil- to
liams, is compelled, temporarily, to
resign his position. During his forc
ed absence his chair will be flled by TI
Mr. Stanhope Sams. We are glad to :
see that the Sun is daily growing in C1
Teachers and others ierested e
in the cause of education will jhe
bear in mind that the Teacher's As- de
sociation of this county will have a
meeting next Saturday at half after c
10 o'clock, A. x., and it is hoped that tri
there will be a large attendance. An :
.association of this kind is greatly
needed, and every teacher in the coun- rei
ty should make an effort to be present.:
Simply meeting together and talking
about each one's plan will repay a
long ride. Several lectures are to be dal
made that day. The meeting will be (T
HE NEWSPAPER DIFFICULTY.
The unfortunate difficulty between
e representatives of the two news-, C
tpers here, was studiously avoided' f
this paper last week. However, as
ie side has received an airing in one
the county papers, we will publish 0
r the benefit of our readers the P
hole correspondence that appeared
the News and Courier on the sub- 0
et. We cannot afford in our posi- i
>n to applaud the editor of either t
tper. Both deserve punishment,
a suppose, one for agravating and
e other for bringing on the dilicul- i
We give here the corroborated
port of the correspondent of the
ews and Courier and the isolated
atement of Mr. J. S. Plowden. Here
IE REGULAR CORRESPONDENT S STATE
[.ews and Oourier Sept. 17.]
MANsoG, September 16.-Special: A difi
ty, or rather a caning, occurred this af
moon on Main street between B. S. Din
ns, editer of the Times, and D. H. Wither
loon, editor of the Enterprise. As Mr. 3
itherspoon was returning from dinner he
is met by Mr. Dinkins, who said: "You
Lve insulted me," and began caning Mr.
itherspoon with a small hickory cane i
Iich he had in his hand. t
Some say that Mr. Witherspoon closed in
L Mr. Dinkins, and others that Mr. Wither
oon was backing against the wall as Mr.
inkins was striking him. Mr. Dinkins
ruck him about half a dozen blows, or un
! his cane was pretty well used up, when
ey.were separated by Dr. G. Allen Hug
ns. Mr, Wiherspoon offered no resistance f
hatever, and when they were separated
id: "You see, gentlemen, I have done
>thing." The difficulty originated from ar
:les in both papers concerning the settle- t
ent of the treasurer and auditor of this
In the last issue of the Times Mr. Dinkins
rote a piece headed, "Truth, thou art a
iarl! Consistency, thou art a jewel!'
ich scored Mr. Witherspoon heavily, and
. the last issue of the Enterprise Mr. With
spoon returned the compliment with a
ece headed, 'O0! tempora! O !mores !"
ow the difficulty will end, if it has not al
ady ended, no one can tell.
R. J. s. rIOw'DEN GIVES :IS UNILATERAL
[Netws and Courier, &pt. 21.]
MANxno, September 20.-Special: In
stice to Mr. Witherspoon I would state
at in the unfortunate affair of last Friday 0
ternoon he did use all lawful means to de
nd himself from the assault of his assail
t. He caught Mr. Dinkins' three blows
yon his left arm. At the third blow the a
ne broke, and Mr. Dinkins said, "Don't I
ill that pistol," &c. closing in and catch
- around somewhat behind Mr. Wither
oon. Mr. Witherspoon gave a whirl and e
rew Mr. Dinkings some two or three yards
ray and at once closed in on Mr. Dinkins; y
it just as they got together Dr. G. Allen
aggins ran between and pushed Mr.
itherspoon back, some others coming be
-een at the same time. Mr. Witherspoon I
w that he could not resist the crowd and
iked off like a sensible man, remarking,
the bv-standers : "Gentlemen, I did not b
ike him." Had they not been parted Mr.
itherspoon, doubtless, would have given 2
m the best in his shop, and Mr. Wither
oon appears equally as good a man as Mr.
ikins, physically. J. S. PLowDEX. C
The above is written to exonorate Mr. I.
'itherspoon from the charge of showing
:k of spirit on the occasion referred to.
J. S. P.
MR. 3. s. PLowDEN U~cORROBORATED.
(Xewosand Co~urier' &pt. 22.]
MANNINGo, September 21.-Special: I no
:e in the News and Courier to-day an arti
3, signed by Mr.J. S. Plowden, which con
idicts my statement of the dimculty be
een Mr. B. S. Dinkins, editor of the
mes, and Mr. D. H. Witherspoon, editor
The statement I made was a correct one,
si is corroborated by the following eye
tnesses: John W. King, Dr. G. Allen Hug
s, T. J. Cole, Willie Conyers, and one
io wishes for personal reasons not to have ~
s name in the paper. There is no eye
.tness who has corroborated Mr. Plowden's ',
tement. The above named witnesses ~
ree that Dr. G. Allen Huggins did not lay
s hands on Mr. Witherspoon, neither did
r. Witherspoon make any resistance what- b
er. Mr. Dinkins denied having said,
)on't pull out that pistol."
Mr. J. S. Plowden says in his ar-'cle thn i e
was simply to exonorate Mir. Witherspoon
it he had it published, and leaves the peo
a to infer that I tried to injure him, which
lid not, but simply stated the diffculty as
ide to me by an eye-witness, not even com
mting ona way or the other.
I. I. BAGYAL,
m. PLOwDEN HAS THE LAST SAY-EE 3
sriczs W:TH BULL-DOG ?zsicITr
To Hms OLD POSmToX. c
[Newas and Curie" Sept. 23.]
MassisG, September 22.-Special: In re
y to the article of Mr. I. I. Bagnal, in your
ue of this date, I ask space to say that my
pose in writing what Mr. Bagral therein
~ers to was very clearly defined by the note
nexed, and was not written with any
,ught of contradicting any statement he1
d made, or of causing ill-feel.~ng between
a and Mr. Witherspoon.
However, there is an impression preva
it in this county, caused by circulated re
rts of the affray in qucstion, to the effect
it Mr. Dinkins walked up to Mr. Wither.
oon on th'e street and without any inter
rnt e frem outsiders or resistance shown
attempted on the part of Mr. Wit! e spoon
>re a can'e out on him to his entire satis
tion and walked off, which impression is
correct; and to correct these reports,
ich I saw would injure Mr, Witherspoon
this cournty, Iwrote the account which has
Mr. Dinkins says, instead of using the
rds I quoted. "Don't pull th'at pistol," &c.,
said, "Pull that pistol, damh you!"
hich it was, does not affect the case very
-iously, I think. As to the remainder of
r statement, I reported it as I, an impar
1 and unexcited observer saw it, stand. S
; within fifteen or twenty paces of where
affray began and within ten of where it
ded. It is, I believe, as correct as any re
rt that can be given, and is not given from
y heresay account. This is all that I have .
say about the matter, J. S. PLowDEN.
te Death of' an Old Landmark of Salem.
Mr. James Epps was born in this part of
rendon County in the year 1812, and *
ent the whole of his long life in the rural
et of the community, in which he was
rn and died at his home near sMidway,
ptember 20th 1887. In early life he join
the Midway Presbyterian church of which
rmained a member until the day of his
ath. When a young man, he married Miss
izabeth Evans, daughter of the late Mr.
aphen Evans, and le:aves a large family of
ildren to inherit the character of their pa.
Ee was elected a member of the legislature
ms this county when about thirty-five or (
ty years of age, served one term, and then
urned to the quiet life of a farmer.
Ee died of dropsy, from which he suffered '
ich at times, but was quint, and patient,
d resigned. He said to his pastor during
illness, that he was ready and willing to
3, and felt assured he would go to rest.
t bereaved family has the warmest symn
The Sl e:iff will sell the following tracts
a land next M.nday, salesday:
That tract of land situate in the County of
larendon, and State aforesaid, containing
>rty-nine and one-half acres, bounded on
ie North by lands of Mrs. Caroline Wallace,
ast by lands of T. M. Coker, South by
Lmd ot John W. Baker, and West by lands
f Nelson Coker. The same is now the
ropei ty of H1. T. Coker.
Also, All that parcel or lot of land sita
ted in the town of Manning. in the County
f Clarendon and State aforesaid, contain
ag three acres, and bounded on the North
v the street leading from Church Street of
aid town to the depot at Manning in said
>wn, bounded on the East by lands of the
state of the late Mary M. Dickson and by
t of Charles R. Harvin, bounded on the
outh by Methodist Church lot, and on the
Vest by street of said town called Church,
Vest, or boundary street.
Tax Notice !
.OUNTY TREASURER'S OFFICE,
MAS.NM G, S. C., Sept. 15, 1887.
HE TAX BOOKS WILL BE OPENED
for the collection of Taxes for the fiscal
'ear commencing November 1st, 1886, on
he 15th day of October 1887, and will re
aain open up to, and including the 15th
lay of December, following, after which
ime the books will be closed and a penalty
f 15 per centum will attach to all unpaid
.axes as the law directs.
The following is the
For State Purposes, Four and one
ourth Mills........ ............... 41
For School Tax, Two Mills,...... 2
For Auditor and Treasurer, four
enths of one Mill.................. 4-10
For County Commissioners, Five
enths of one Mill.................. 5-10
For Sheriff, Coroner, Stenographer,
>ooks, Stationery, Printing, and Con
ingent expenses, One Mill........... 1
For Clerk of the Court, Tickets of Ju
ors, State Witnesses, Constables and
loard of Equalization, One Mill..... 1
For Trial Justices, Eight-tenths of
ne Mill ........................... 8-10
For Bridges and Poor, One Mill.... 1
For Late Deficiencies, Three-tenths
f one Mill......................... 3-10
Totat; Twelve and One-fourth Mills 12 1-4
n the dollar of the assessed value of all Tax
ble Property both real and personal.
All Male citizens between the ages of 21
nd 50 years, are liable to a Poll Tax of One
)ollar, except incapable of earning a sup
ort from being maimed or from other caus
THE TAX BIlL
'rovides, that all Taxes herein assessed
hall be due and payable in the following
inds, and no other: Gold and Silver Coin,
. S. Currency, National Bank Notes, and
oupons which shall become due and paya
le in 1887, on State Bonds known as
Brown Bonds," and as "Defficiency Bonds'
rot'ided, however,, thatJury Certificates, and
be per diem of State Witnesses in the Cir
nit Courts shall be received for County
axes not including School Taxes.
The Tax Bill further provides, that there
ad be no extension of time for collection of said
rs beyond the 15th day of December 1887.
The Treasurer's office will be open at Man
ing for collection of said taxes from Octo
er 15th to December 15th, except during the
me consumed in filling the following
Brunson's Cross Rloads, Monday, October
David Levi's Store, Tuesday, October 18.
Summerton, Wednesday, October 19.
Fulton, Monday, October 24.
D. W. Brailsford's Store, Tuesday, Octo
Hodge's Cross Roads, Wednesday October
Tindal's Mill, Monday, October 31.
Joseph Sprott's Store, Thureday, Novem
Frank Duff'y's Old Store, Monday, Nov
inber the 7.
Foreston, Thursday, November 10.
Thomas Wilson's Mill, Monday, Novem
Harvin's Station, (c. n. n.) Thursday, No
J. J. Conyer's, Saturday. November 19.
Midway-McFaddin's Store, Thursday,
James M. Husband's Store, Monday, De
J. J. McFaddin's, Tuesday, December 6.
W. J. Gibbons, Wednesday, December 7.
New Zion, Thursday, December 8.
H. H. HUGGINS,
W. F. MAGUIRE,
IIIIIIUIU and Works.
And Office and Ware Rooms 365 King
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Write for Prices.
~We Order Direct from the Factory.!
Heins & Son,
j.eese Feathers a Specialty.
read-quarters for ]yattrsses.
No. 377 KLsG STRETnr,
(Two Doors Below Calhoun.)
Chnrlan, R (2
This Space is reserved
GRAND EMPORIUM OF MERGHANDISE,
MANNING, S. C.
The Manning Academy.
1WA~i.~hT lT-, E. O.
I GRADED SCHOOL FOR BOYS AND GIRLS.
EIGHTEENTH SESSION BEGINS, MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 1S87.
S. A. NETTLES, A. B., PRINCIPAL.
Miss JosiE II. MCLEAN., -IIS. S. A. NETTLES, Assistants.
The course of instruction embracing ten years, is designed to furnish a lib
ral education suited to the ordinary vocations of life, or to fit students for
he Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior class of colleges.
PLAN OF INSTRUCTION.
The most approved text books are used. The blackboard is deemed .an
!ssential in the class room. The meaning of an author is invariably required
f each pupil. In all work done, in whatever department, and whatever the
xtent of ground covered, our motto shall always be Thoroughness . To
his end, we shall require that every lesson be learned, if not in ti!.e for the
lass recitation, then elsewhere. No real progress can be made so long as
he pupil is allowed to go on from day to day reciting only half-perfect lessons.
TERMS PER MONTH OF FOUR WEEKS ;
Primary Department (3 years course),.......... ........ $1.00, $1.50, and $2.00
Intermediate Department (2 years' course),......... ................ 2.50
Higher Department (2 years' course),...... ................ $3.00 and 3.50
Collegiate Department (3 years' course),............................ $4.00 and 4.50
Music, including use of instrument, .......................-. ............. 3.00
Contingent Fee, per session of 5 months, in advance,........................ - .25
Board per month,........................................................ 8.00
Board from Monday to Friday (per month).................................. 5.00
W E DESIRE ESPECIALLY TO URGE UPON PARENTS AND
Guardians the great importance of having their children at school
?romptly the first day. The student who enters late labors under serious'
lisadvantages, and seldom takes that stand in his class that -therwise he
.vould have taken.
The Principal feels much encouraged at the hearty support given the
;chool heretofore, and promises renewed efforts to make the school what it
hould be-FIRST CLXSS in every respect.
For further particulars, send for catalogue. Address,
S. A. NETTLES,
Manning, S. C.
MANNING, S. C., AUGUST 15, 1887.
A Graded Schoo1 for Bo0y and Girls.
MISS VIRGINIA INGR.i, - - - I. I. BAGNAL.
The Fourth year of the Manning Grove School will begin September 5th, 1887
It is the purpose of the Principals to give thorough instruction in the elementary
)ranches, and then advance the pupils as rapidly as sonnd judgment will admit of.
%Board and lodging can be had upon very reasonable terms, and in good families.
Boys and young men desiring to prepare for college, will fnd the course of instruction
slmirably adapted to that purpose, and specialattention will be paid to thatclass of sta
tents when desired.
Special attention given to Calisthenics.
The school building is in complete order for comfort and convenience, being well ven
ilated and amply heated in winter.
"mpenses Foer IVconth..
First grade........................ 0 1.0 Fifth grade ...................... $3,00
Second grade ...................... 1.50 Sixth grade . ......... 3.5
Third grade....................... 2.00 Sev'aLh and Eighth grades... .... 4.00
Fourthigrade -----................ 2.50 Drawing and Painting.............. 2.50
For further particulars apply to either Principal.
J. L. David'& Bro.,
Nien, Boys' and Children's
279 AmD 281 KG S-nrT, - - - - CHAaroN, .C.
apital ook Store. G. H. LEWIS,
R L. BRYAN & CO.,
B. LBYANMCO. PHOTOGRAPHER,
eep constantly in stock a great variety of
SCHOOL BOOKS. Old Pictures Copied and En
Ldso, all kinds of BLANK BOOKS, Picture larged.
Frames. etc. Sumter. S. C.
f all kinds done with neatness and dis
patch, Give us a call.
R. L. BRYAN & CO.,
Columbia, S. C. Returns thanks to his many friendB
for patronage in the past, and is
LUCAS, RICHARDSON & Co., happy to announce the .splendid
bargains that he is. now pre
STATIONERS pared to offer them.
A fine line of
;TEAM JOB PRINTERS,
BLANK BOOK ais
MamrAcEns, 130 E4s'r BAr,
CHARLESTON, S. C., Dress
TEAM DYE WORKS, oods,
326 KEsa STEEE,
astSide, - - Near George.
Work Delivered Free of Charge.
W Established 1848 by akdSitns t.
mared down to the lowest possible
ohn O'Connor. figures.
FRANK J. O'CONNOR, STIE ELVETEEN,
FN ' all colors for trimming.
3aker and Confectioner. The finest quality of Misses nd La
ldak ileh Thread Hose,
F R U I T S -D M sM Co-s.
AND We have in stock a choice lot of
Paney BOOTS e SHOES
G roecries. which we are abletorcmed'
Groceries.Try our $3.00 SHOES-the latest
MAM STn, on the market.
Nearly Opposite the Bank, B ea Utie)6:
SUMTER, S. C. Our Ladies and Misses trimmed and
R. W. BRADHAM, - A T a.
lacksmith and Wheelwright. -Ao
SUMTER, S. C.
Prompt attention to Horse-Shoeing mand H aiid Caps
1 kinds of Wood and L-ou Work. Aent or M en an Boys.
r Smith & Sons, Cotton Gins, man-afactur
at Birmingham, Alam. S.-:nam. Orsoko ~ ct~I
Z. E, WALKER,eqlldfrcaps. F
ure Wines and Liquors--Redmond Mabie l
Corn Whiskey for Medicinal Pur- atlwspresfo
po e Ity. O h markeS.
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