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THE MANNING Tm,
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2 1887
B. S. DINKINS, Editor.
A Cursory -Notice of the Report of the
The grand jury's report publishei
elsewhere is a valuable document or
account of the fund of informatioi
given and thoughtful recommenda
tions therein contained. These las
address themselves to our Legislativ<
officials and will, no doubt, receiv<
their careful attention. The lack o
space prevents our here giving othe:
than a brief opinionative notice of the
leading points in the report.
The present system of caring for th<
poor of the county is deprecated, ani
the recommendation made that th<
property be sold and a smaller plac<
purchased nearer town. In place o
the former custom of sharing out ra
tions, it is suggested that a common
mess hall be established and a cool
hired. * * * We heartily agre(
with the grand jury in. this matter
Only the most infirm and poverty
stricken should be admitted to th<
bounty of the county, and then, when
they are adjudged objects of charity
they should receive the attention their
necessities demand. The practice o
admitting inmates to the poor farm
that is, persons infirm with age or dis
ease, and then rationing them on the
coarsest food such as bread and bacon
is inhuman to say the least. Greater
caution should be used in admitting
paupers in the Poor House and when
there, the food and attention required
by their condition should be giver
We note with pleasure the favora
ble report made of the offices of th<
abetif, clerk of court, probate judge
and county commissioners, and the
condition of the auditor's office so far
as the present auditor is concerned.
The grand jury, in calling attention
to the constable work of the town Tria
jistice has brought before the peoph
a very important matter. This work
by statute, is done by the sheriff o
the . county who charges the usua
sherifs fees which is largely in excess
of the legal charges of trial justic
constables. In other counties this
question has been agitated, and it
Sumter the county commissioners hav
been advised by the wfitten opinion o:
their legal adviser, which we have c.
ied in this paper, that sheriffs actin(
m the place of constables for trial jus
tiees, are entitled to only constabh
fees. We do not think, however, thai
any legislation is needed as the law a
it stands is sufficient if properly under
stood and administered.
-The grand jury are correct for the
most-part in their conclusions about
k :;the public schools. It is a sad trutl
r that the free school system of this
county has heretofore been a con
: aEree; of nogood to either teach
era or pupi a tiesum of $5,00(
a rmore has been yearly thr~wn awa:
in Clarendon. The great and plia
nioht reason of this, in our opinion
has been the reckless non-attention tc
-their duties by- the trustees- and alsc
2the indifference of the school commis
2'sioners. It is very gratifying, howev
er, to see the interest lately manifest
ed in the public schools, and we ma'
stll hope that they will be, by bette:
mnanagement, a great benefit to the
c-ountry. There is agreat deal to say
on this subject, .and likely we will
I gnrefer to it. We willtate one
thnand that is. that no benefit will
ever bederived from the free schoolb
-~by a reduction of teachers' salaries
T 3his, in our judgnent, with the em
ployment of too many teachers, has
*been the great drawback. Let the
trustees see that educated teacheri
and none other are employed, and ii
order to make the best talent avaia
ble good salaries should be given. We
will add further that only first grade
-teachers ought to be employed; and
--in the next place only alimited num
ber for every district. But more anon
.Now as to that part of the granc
jury's report which refers personally
to the school commissioner, ex-auditor
and the present treasurer, not any
thing we could say would do any good
and anything said would be out od
place. What is reported is addressea
mainly to the solicitor, and ifhe thinks
the subject matter is so serious as tc
require his judicial attention, no doubi
he will give it the proper notice. Bui
although the rep rt presents some
disagreeable facts, we cannot see that
any steps taken by the solicito1
can improve matters. In fact, what
is charged in the report is rather cler
ieal than criminal, and so general that
we do not see anything for the solici
tor to do.
In the-concluding part of their re
port the grand jury, very truthfully
represents the fmnancial condition o:
the county as in a most embarrassed
state. Yet we are constrained to thini;
there is a better day. The great dif
ficulty with us has been to pay the
large bonded debt which at one time
agregated over $10,000, and a one
mill tax has been regularly levied fo]
this purpose. This debt now wil]
be liquidated with the present collec
tions, and we will have at least a re
duction of our taxes of one mill. The
tax levy this year is considerably low
er than last, and with the settlement
of the bonded debt the levy will be
still less. It may be well to appoin'
the commission recommended by the
grand jury, but we cannot see hon
an real benefit is to come out of it
and the cost to the county will be :
hundred or more dollars. If, as is be
lieved by the grand jury, the finances
of the county have been badly admin
istered and fraud perpetrated fo:
years past, it would be hard at this
late day, even if the committee couli
bring these things to light, to fix th<
responsibility, legally, on any one
Our remarks on this voluminous re.
purt have bemn necesasrily cursora
and brief. It is a valuable record t<
grand 5juries. It is highly complimen
tary to the foreman, Mr. Cooper. He
has exhibited remarkable zeal, energy,
and perseverance and fearlessness in
making his researches, and presenting
them to the public. He has done his
duty and received the thanks of his
Sheriffs Can Charge Only Constable Fees.
To the Board of County Camv, issioners (f Stwn
GENTrN : In response to the request
for my opinion as your legal adviser. as to
what compensation is allowed by law for ser
vices by the Sheriff under warraut issued by
a Trial Justice in a criminal case in this
county. I would state, that by the Act of
1886, 19 St. 704, constables are to be appoint
r ed by the various Trial Justices of the conn
ty; but it is also provided in that act. "that
in eriminol prosecutions cognizable by the
Court of General Sessions the Sheriff of the
County may be authorized to serve process,
and he sha l receive therefor the same fees
as are now, or hereafter may be, allowed by
law for said services."
To ascertain those fees reference must be
had to sections 2437 and 2438 of the General
Statutes of 1881, 1882. In section 2437, the
sheriff or his deputy serving or executing
papers issued by a Trial Justice is "allowed
the same fees as are allowed to constables."
In section 2438, constables are allowed "for
serving warrants in any crimninrl case, upon
all the persons included in said warant, be
sides five cents a mile for each mile necessa
rily travelkd, one dollar: for conveying pri
Ssoners to County Jail, five ents per mile,
going and returning: Provided the Consta
ble be reimbursed for necessary ferriage."
I understand the inquiry to ba specially
directed to cases in which the warrant is
served or executed upon two or more per
sens included in thu warrant. I think it is
clear that a fee of one dollar only is allowed
for service upon all, instead of upon each,
of the persons upon whom the warrant is
issued, The mileage allowed in addition is
've cents per mile for each mile necessarily
t travelled, which excludes the idea of con
structive mileage, (to wit, mileage from and
to the Court House in the case of each per
son included in the warrant.) But if the
warrant is necessarily served or executed
- upon each separately, then such miles are
A warrant is executed when the person ar
rested is taken before the Trial Justica. If
the Trial Justice commits him to the County
Jail, then a further charge is allowed of fe
cents per mile, going and returning, for con
veying prisoners to the county jail.
W. F. B. HAYNSWORTII,
A PLEA FOR FREE 0O1DIO2 SCHOOLS.
Sr tx-roN, October 1887.-a!n. Enrron :
October with its cooler days brings us the
stimulant of faces of friends fresh from the
summer's holiday, and as students return
ready for work, the atmosphere is once more
filled with the impulses of the new school
year. The schools generally are opening
for the winter, and he who has lived to see
this day, has cause for rejoicing. The cloud
- arising on the face of our southern sky ex
pands along the horrizon, dark and porten
tions. It is full of sore trial for humanity in
this country, and the prophecy of the nation.
Take the one fact that in this country where
the people rule there are 7,000,000 who neith
er read or write. The destiny of ourselves
and our children is at stake. It is a pain
ful spectacle to see grave and learned men
standing in relation of teachers and guides
formen standing in the low twilight, or
floundering in the mire of social, civil, and
intellectual error and never write nor do any
thing for the cause of education.
Teaching is the most difficult as well as
- the most responsible of all the professions.
Rome is dead, Greece is paralyzed, but the
mental powers and moral energies of Amer
ica are eternal.
Emblazoned upon the magnificent scroll,
eand the pages of revelaion-reth'tsa
truth tha asouls -etfgls m5lonu
mental minds- men are created
equal. It matters not what occupation a
young man intends to follow, he should
strive to get at least a common school educa
tion. It will make him a better farmer or
mechanic. and a much better neigbhor, hus
band, father, and citizen. The noblest cre
ations of art fall and crumble; cities and
nations and worlds gow old and pass away;
the teacher's work aone endures. Mlinds
grandly developed; heaits attuned to the
true and beautiful and good; lives devoted
to every ennobling work, spirits occupying
a lofty position among the eternal tenantry
of God's boundless universe, these are to be
the everlasting monuments of the teacher's
J. D. Bu~.czwnLL.
Bucklen's Arnica Salve.
The best salve in the wvorld for Cuts,
IBruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rheumn, Fever
Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains,
Corns, and all sikin Eruptions, and positiv.
ly cures Piles, or no pay required- It is
guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction, or
money refunded. Price 25 cents per box
IFor sale by Dinkins & Co.
All arrangements had been made
for the marriage of Miss Mamie Eison,
-of Union, to a Mr. Pressley, of that
county, antd the day arrived; but with
the day and old and favored lover,
Rtobert Porter, of Knoxville, Tenn.,
put in his appearance and carried off
A pleasant smoke can be had by
using Founs Bnos. Rlin MEAT s aAR
a good Cigar for a nickle.
One of the "Sisterhovel" replies as follows
ta recent jeu d'es prit tha%'t was coied in
the Star about men not kissing men but wo
men kissing each other. Here it is:
"Men scorn to kiss among themaselves,
And 'tis well that they refrain;
The bitter dose would ve them so,
They ne'er would kiss again.
As sometimes on poor woman's lips,
Is applied the nauseous lotion;
They have to kiss among themselves
As a counteracting potion."
The merit of RED MEAT ToBACco is
conceded by the attempts to imitate
it. But don't be deceived. Ask for
the water-melon tag.
A young lady, the daughter of J. 3.
Shaw, of flock Hill, committed sui
cide on the 15th, by taking "Rough
on flats." No cause can be assigned
for the act.
THE SPEED OP HEATr AN~D Cer..
It has been asked which travels faster,
heat or cold; and answered heat. Because
any one can catch a col!. It therefore fol
lows that every one should keep Taylor's
Cherokee Remedy of Sweet Gum anid Mdul
lein, which will cure coughs, colds and con
Willie Burke a Fixtureg
IThe desirable Stallion, "Willie Burke,'
having been purchased by RI. C. and J. 21.
Richardson, will continue to stand at Pano
l a until the first of December 1877, and after
th:t time, will be found at Fulton, in fine
fix for the spring season. For particulars
>apply to either party. Terms, cash in ad
UNDER COLUMB. A IOTEL DLOCK,
is the cheapest and best place to buy
Hats & Gents
Nov. 2 cm.
State of South Carolina.
COUNTY OF CLA:lmNDON,
ot f Cbmmfon Pihc-'s.
S. I. Cole, Plaintiff.
William S. Briggs and Moses Levi,
Judgment for Foreclosure and Sale
TTNDER AND BY VIRTUE OF A
U judgment order to me directed in the
above stated case, by Judge J. B. Kershaw,
dated May 17th, 1887, I will sell in front of
Clarendon Court House at ianning. within
lcgal hours, on Monday the 7th day of
November next, to the highest bidder for
cash, the folowing prop:rty to wit;
Those two pieces, p:cel, or tracts of land
lying. being and situatesi in the county of
Clarendon, and Stat - af-:i:id, the first of
said tract containing one hu::lred and
seventy eight (17S; a bo;nded and
butting as follows to wit: north by lands of
A. S, Briggs, and east by lands of E. P.
Briggs, south by lands of Mary C. Briggs,
and west by lands of R. R. Briggs.
The second of said tract: containing one
hundred and twenty (120) acres and bound
ed as tollows; north by lands of Kate D.
Briggs, (now lands of E. P. Briggs, H. S.
Briggsand M. I. Lriggs) east by lands of
M. Levi, and H. C. King, south by lands of
Mrs. H. C. Briggs, and westby lands of Kate
D. iBriggs and Mary C. Briggs.
Purchaser to pay for papers.
II, H. LESESNE,
Sheriff Clarendon County.
Oct 5th 1887.
State of South^Carolina,
COUNTY OF CIARENDON.
COURT OF COMMON r LEAS.
Mary Ann Felder, Pinckney Felder, Isaac
Felder, Eugene Lemon, and Pat Henry
Felder (the last named infant under
twenty-one years of age.)
U NDER AND BY VIRTUE OF AN OR
der to me directed in the above stated
ease, by Judgel. D. Witherspoon, dated
February 19th, 1887, I will sell in front of
Clarendon Court House, at Manning, with
in legal hours of sale, on Monday, the 7th
day of November next, to the highest bidder
for cash, the following described property,
to wit: All that parcel of land situate in the
county and State aforesi4,- -th ii6
Ssie of Santee river, containing forty (40)
acres, bounded north by la)nds of Mingo
Felder; south by lands of JTames J. Frierson;
east by lands of Aaron Johnson; and west
by other lands of Daniel Felder, (now de.
eased) which are now occupied by his son
Purchaser fo pay for papers
II. H. LESESNE,
Sheriff' Charendon County.
October 12, 1887.
Slate of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF CLARENDON,
COURT OF COM!MON PLEAs.
Aaron Weinberg, assignee, of Joseph S.
James H. Edge. and C. S. Land,
U NDER AND BY VIRTUE OF AN OR
der to me directed in the al.ove stated
case by Judge I. D. Witherspoon, dated
Febrnary 18th. 1887, I will sell in front of
Clarendon Court House at Manning, within
legal hours, on Monday, November 7th,
1887, to the highest biddar for cash, the fol
lowing described property, to wit;
All that tract or plantation of land, lying,
being, and situate in Clarendon county, in
the State aforesaid, containing nine hun
red (900) acres, more or less, and bounded
as follows, to wit: On the north by hands of
Dr. A. J. White; on the east by lands of C.
S. Land and others; on the south by Santee
Swamp; and on the west by lands belonging
to the estate of Mrs, Mary E. Cantey, de.
eeased, Purchaser to pay for leapers.
II, H. LESESNE,
Sheriff Ciarendon County,
October 12, 1887.
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF CLARENDON.
IN TUE COURlT OF cOMMON PLEAS.
James IH, Edge and C. S. Land,
STNDER AND) BY VIRTUE OF AN 0OR
der to me directed in the above stated
:ase by Judge L D. Witherspoon, dated
February 18th, 1887, I will sell in front of
Clarendon Court House, at Manning, within
legal hours of sale, on Monday, the 7th day
>f November 1887, to the highest bidder for
cash, the following described property, to
wit : All that tract of land situate, lying,
a a being in the county of Ciarendon, in
the said State, containing umne hundred
(90') acres. more or less, and boun ded as
follows, to wit: On the north by lands of
D. A. J. White; on the east by lands of Maj.
C. S. Land; on the south by Santee River
Swamp; and on the west by lands lately
belonging to the estate of Mrs. Mary E.
Purchaser to pay for papers.
H. H. LESESNE,
Sheriff Clarendon County.
October 12 1887.
UIPORTANT NOTICE TO
The Celebrated Thoroughbred Racer,
Willie "Burke," one of the most desirable
Stallions, will stand at Panola, from first of
September to first of November, 1887. For
particulars apply to J. M. Richardson. It
osts no more to raise blooded stock, than
All persons having eams against the
estate of Giney Nelson, dee- ased, will lres
ent same July attested, and those owing said
estate will make payment to
October 12, 18S7.
$250 IN CASH. 3 Worcester's and 3
Webster's Dictionaries. worth $89, and 4 Dic:
tionary Holders, worth $15.00, given as
PRIZES for best essays answering the ques
tion "Why should I use a Dictionary Hold
er?" For full particulars, send to La Verne
W. No) es, 99 & 111 W. Monroe St.. Chicago,
the maker of Dictionary ilolders. Or in
qire at your Bookstor&.
F1l;N1T RE! FURNITURE
Est al ikhment
And Oice and Ware Rooms 365 King
C11ARLESTON, S. C.
Write for Prices.
,7r-NEW WAVERLY HOUSE, IN THE
Bend of King Street. Charleston.
The Waverly, having been thoroughly
renovated the past summer and newly fur
nished throughout, makes its accomnoda
ti on sun urpassed. Incanlescent Electric
Lighs and Electric Bells are used in all
rooms and hallways. Rates $2.00 and $2.50.
G. T. ALFORD, Proprietor.
E. P ICKER & CO.
The largest and finest stock of
Foreign and Domestic
in Sumter and Clarendo n County.
Give us a calf. You will find
our store just in front of the
Main Street, Sumter, S. C.
-BEST IN THE WOELD.
Iuts wearingquauities aeunsupud cal
from Aflmi ons. GrGET THE GENUIN~E.
FOR SALE BY DEALrE GENEBALLY.
R. W. BRADHAM,
Blatks~niti and Whee1wright.
SUMTER, S. C.
Promipt attentien to Horse-Shoeing and
all kinds of Wood and Iron Work. Agent
for Smith & Sons, Cotton Gins, manufactur
ed at Birmingham, Ala.- 8-31-im.
fir-We Order Direct from the Factory.tm
Hein8 & Son,
F U R N ITURE
(Geese Feathers a Sp~ecialty.
Head-quarters for Mattresses.
No. 377 KING STREET,
(Two Doors Below Calhoun.)
Charle.4ton, S. C.
Ta The People of Clarendon:
I am the Agent for the Cel
PR A TT GIN
Eg All this machinery is direct
from the factory and will be sold, at
the Factory Prices. It will be
to the adv'antage of purchasers to call
on me before buying.
W, SCOTT HARVIN,
MANNING, S. C.
Feb. 16, 1887.
JOHN S. WILSON,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
wrann-ing, s. C.
SEEDS. SEEDS. 2
In Stock in Their Season, and for Sale by
LORICK & LOWR.ANCE,
c?LtJM I.A., s. C.
Shoe Peg, Golden Dent, White Flint, Red Cob, &c.
Seed Rye, Barley. Wheat, Oats, and Clover.
OncrAnn Grass, BLrx Gr.xss, Timothy, Red Top, Mixed Lawn, Lucerne,
Millet. -KAFFIR CORN, GARDEN and FLOWER Seed generally.
Irish and Sweet Potatoes for Seed.
Be Farmers having MriIToRIors Seed to sell, please correspond with us.
Lorick & Lowrance.
Aug, l7. ay
M. H. Nathan & Son,
Carriages, Buggies, Harness, and Wagons.
South-west Cor. Meeting and Wentworth Streets,
CHARLESTON, - - - -- - - S. C.
THE NEW SALOON !
Ice-Lemonade. Ice-Soda Water.
THIS WAY, COME UP.
FANCY DRINKS, AND REFRESHING DRINKS.
SAMUEL J. CLARK,
Fresh and Choicest WINES, LIQUORS, BRAN
LAGER BEER DIRECT FROM THE BREWERY.
Benedictine and Medicated Nectar Whiskies,
The finest grade of Whiskies on the Market, kept in stock.
FORESTON, S. C.
A School for Boys and Girls,
WILL OPEN MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5,
with a full corps of teachers. Military tactics will be a feature
of physical training of the boys. Girls drilled in Calisthenics.
The latest text books used, and young men and ladies prepar
ed to enter the junior class of any College or Seminary in the
State. All of the English branches, Modern and Ancient lan
guages. and Music taught.
With a town of good morals, good health, and splendid rail
.roactegh, and ex pre sfacilti - lretot w c;em
offers superior advantages for the education of children.
Tuition, from $1.00 to $3.00. Board $8.00 per month--from
Monday to Fr'iday. $5.00. For Circulars aplply to
W. B. BONHXAM,
MISS ELLEN McCORMICK Assistant. PRIxcIPAL.
LOUIS LOYNS C..HO. LHO.
Returns thanks to his many friendsC.IH yt&Bo,
for patronage in the past, and is
happy to announce the splendidDELS l
bargains that he is now pre- Wths
pared to offer them.
A fine line ofClcs
Casluneres, Satins, Persian
Suitings, etc., AVr odWthfr$.0
marked down to the lowest possible
figures. i tcASPCLT."
all colors for trimming. Mantet,--Smr,.0
The finest quality of Misses and La-831f.
Black Lisle Thread Hose, J J.ULE,
LAm'AD 2ISSES CoRSETS. f4'UACRENDJBR
We have in stock a choice lot of --
C. I.DDHorr.an H.A.rr.
C. 'lin. Hoy ter, Br.
Tryour$300 OE-te lte t chs
A er GodWachfo W2.50.
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o Si McaaaSo:.ES
Oar tockof C~t~i . of alln actutero, andC
hcare Sabley tiowreommend.C AYEWc el.b~ W-ork.
may wih u our .0SOStelts
aotries f riom edGnd ranit MLE inA nts
1-1o -~tag- TO QR R.
LIaEsE DYAND SCapEsEsiaesfr~se
O ~rAso lotE halj.ns fRaloa adote
Gis Copl, ete , Cldoakprcs, ancaunts eayMon.
Hilarne , ddlr, Tindwared Hard-_________________
Faded rcy and eveything youew
itah the Oes ilh iea E.P
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(Rer f AteianWel.)Deaein all kids o ~
- Choice Drugs
Cg - EMIC.B!I~sS
DRUGGISTS and COUNTRY merchant,
supplied with the BEST GOODS, at the Lowrst
Dr H BAER,
Wholesale Druggist; Nos. 131 & 133
Meeting street, Charleston, S. C.
J. E. JERVEY
SUMTER, - - S. 0.
Aug. 31, cm.
18 W eeU:.
The POLICE GAZETTEwill be mailed
securely wrapped, to any address in the
United States for three months on receipt of
Liberal discount allowed to postmasters,
agents and clubs. Sample copies mailed
free. Address all orders to
RICHARD K. FOX,
FR.txtzr n SQUinn, N Y
F. C. Stoney,
Mrsn SrnrET, Over D. J. Winn's Clothing
Cutting and making to order. Cleaning
Repairing, and Dyeing specialties. Satis
faction guaranted. 8.31-cm.
Wulbern & Pieper
AND DEALERS IN
Provisions, Liquors, Tobacco, Ete
679 & 16 East Ba , Charleston, S C.
W. F. B. HaNswozTH, Sumter S, C.
B. S. Driszis, MA.s.u, S. C
HAYNSWORTH & DINKINS,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
MANNING, S. C,
G. ALLEN H UGGINS, JR.,
is Office on Street South of Court
F. N. Wilson,
INSURANCE AGEN T
MANNING, S. C.
C. E. STUBBS,
CASH COTTON BUYER,
SUMTER, S. C.
Any parties having CoTTos to offer deliv.
ered at depot, by telegraphing me, will re
ceive my prompt attention. My trade is
large in Clarendon County. Sumter prices
George W. Steffens,
Auction and Commission Merchant and
197 & 199 East Bay, Charleston, S C
72 Agent for the Clayton & Russel Bit
ers, and the celebrated road cart!!s
Sumter Shoe Store.
MESSRS. BUIMAN & BROTHER,,
present their claims to the people of Claren
don and requests a continuation of the pa
tronage so liberally bestowed in the Past.
Their Boovts and SBO.S
are all warranted as fully up to the nigh
standard heretofore claimed for them.
Se HARWARE MECHANTS.
139 MEETflso SrazzT, Charleston, S. C.
Sole Agents For
STARKE'S DIXIE PLOUGHS,
WAT T PLOUGHS,
AVERY & SON'S PLOUGHE
DOW LAW COTTON PLANTER
AND GUANO DISTRIBUTORS
Iron Age Harrows and Cultivators, Roman
Plouah 'Stock, Washburne & Moem's
'a vanized Fence Wire, Cim
pion Mowers and Keapers.
WATSON'S TURPENTINE TOOLS
Manufactured in Fayetteville, N. C. Every
Tool absolutely warranted and
if broken will be
Also Dealers In
Hoop Iron, Horse and Mule Shoes, W
and Tinware, Coopers tools, Miners
Tools, Cutlery, Guns and Sport
Prices made on application.
Z. E, WALKER,
Pure Wines and Liquors-Redmond
Corn Whiskey for Medicinal1Pur
poses a specialty.