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THE MANNING TIMES.
Published Every Wednesday.
S. A. NETTLES,
Enrron AsD Paormi'xon.
M. CLINTON GALLUCHAT,
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S. A. NETTLES,
Manning, S. C.
WEDNESDA\, MARCH 28, 1888.
For other locals see third page.
Chew Hygeia Tobacco, at Dinkins
& Co.'s Drug Store.
Next Friday.is Good Friday, and
next Sunday, Easter Sunday.
The Jewish feast of the Passover
began Monday at sunset and will
last for one week:
Round trip tickets to Charleston
next month, during the Floral Fair,
will be sold at half price.
There has been this - year an un
usually large number of fires, and
great destruction of property.
The 3 C's railroad from Camden to
Lancaster has been completed, and
trains will be run regularly after
Married, March 8, by Rev. W C.
Gleaton, Mr. T. K. McElveen, of Sa
lem, and Miss Mary Cook, of Wil
Peterkin'a Book; "'Talks With the
Cotton Farmer," 50 cents. For sale
at this office. Only a few copies sent
us for sale.
We are perfectly willing to take
stamps in payment of subscription
dues, but please send only two cent
stamps. We have no use for 5's and
Mrs. Langtry was in Charleston
Monday and yesterday. Opinions va
ry concerning her, but she &rtainly
did not gain many laurels in the City
by the Sea.
There will be a meeting of the
Base Ball Association, at the Grove
School, next Friday afternoon at 4
o'clock P. M. All interested in Base
Ball are requested to attend.
Don't forget that Mr. Gustave Alex
ander is a first-class watchmaker and
jeweler, and that you can get from
nim~ anything in the jewelry line you
desire. Sign of the -big clock.
Mr. D). M. -Bradham has had his
grist mnill put in first-eilass repair, and
is running it every day in the week.
He asks that he be given a trial, and
says that he can give satisfaction.
Miss Florie B~Wannamaker, young
est daughter of Rev. T. E. Wannamna
ker, died at Sumnmerton, March 17th,
aged about 18 years. The body was
caed to Orangeburg for inter
HiES.-M. Kalisky, who sells his
goods for cash only, and sells them
cheap too, is agent for a large tan
nynd isanxiou :obuy all kinds
of hides and furs,-otter, mink, coon
fox, cow, or horse; also beeswax, tal
low, etc. He will pay highest mar
The river reports have been very
irregular, but we think a slight rise
in the Santee may be expected.
The Congaree is not reported.
The Wateree-yesterday was 10 feet
6 inches above low water and stand
The Catawba is about low water.
Diamond Dyes, all colors, at Din
kins & Co.'s.
The city council of Charleston is
putting in jail such men as refuse to
pay the license tax, and are too poor
to employ a lawyer and thereby carry
their cases to the Supreme court.
Every business in the city has been
taxed, and there, is great oppo..ition
to it. It has always been our opinion
that to tax the- ordinary business
houses of a place was a very unjust
policy. We sympatiyse with those
who opposethe payment of the hecense
Mrs. Brown. fornmerly with Jordan
& Co., of the Ladies' Bazaar, has open
ed a millinery and mantaa making
establishment in Manning. The peo
pie of Clarendon should congratulate
themselves upon having at their com
mand the services of one so eflcient
in this line of lbusiness.-Marlboro
Chew Hygeia Tobacco, at Dinkins
& Co.'s Drug Store.
Mr. Rigby's new store is nearly
Mr. M. Levi has had a handsome
fence put in front of his residence.
Mrs. J. A. Burgess is .making ar
rangements to enlarge her establish
ment. She will add another story to
her dwelling for a dressmaking de
The colored Presbyterians have
commenced to haul the material to
build a church.
Mr. G. Alexander has the most
handsome sign in town.
We have been informed that a cer
tain white man in the Panola section
says he cannot get his paper stopped,
and that to do so he fears he will have
to buy the printing office ! We do
not know whether that man refers to
the TiEs or to the Enter-prise, but we
do know that if he refers to the
Tis, it is wht lly untrue. He has
never paid a cent to this office, and
he has been getting the TnMs since
June 24, 1885. There are two ways
of stopping a paper. One is to carry
or to send to the office money to pay
all dues to date, and request that the
paper be stopped. In such cases, we
immediately stop the paper, and re
spect the man's honesty. The other
way is to be owing one, two, three,
five,or more dollars, and to write to
the publisher, that he wishes the pa
per stopped, and not say a word about
pay, or tell him in an indefinite way,
-i'll pay you next fall," knowing at
the tine he doesn't intend doing any
such thing if he can avoid it. In
such cases we at once stop the paper,
and place his name on the "Delin
guent List" of subscribers, for fu
But when a man says he will have
to buy the office to get his paper
stopped, it takes away our breath.
This Panola man, who says he will
have to luy the office to get his paper
stopped, owes us $4.15 for the Tnms
to date, and also owes us $4.05 for the
Enterpsise prior to Sep. 1,1886. The
TaIMs will visit him no more, except
for cash in advance.
Now that the people of Clarendon
are afforded an opportunity of buy
ing their goods cheaper at their
county seat than elsewhere, and as
Louis Loyns has determined to assist
in stopping this thing of ru'nning to
Sumter.for goods, it behooves our
people to call at the "Big Brick Store"
when they come to Manning. Pat
ronize the merchants who feel their
interest and who have reduced the
price of goods lower than ever known
before in this section of country.
Having just opened up the largest
and best selected stock of spring and
summer goods ever displayed on the
shelves and counters -of "The Big
Brick"-the largest establishment of
the kind in the county-Louis Loyns
will sell you more goods for - a dollar
than you have ever bought before.
Ladies who live at a distance and
who wish to purchase dress goods of
any price-or style will do well to send
for samples which will be mailed
Fresh goods constantly coming in
ad more varieties in dress patterns,
fans, hats, bonnets, &c., &c., than
ver brought to this market before.
At a business meeting of the Man
ning Guards held last Friday night,
the following officers were elected for
the 'ensuing year: Captain, A.
Levi; first lieutenant, W. B. Bonham;
second, B. A. Johnson; third, P. B.
Thames; chaplain, Rev. James Mc
Dowell; surgeon, Dr. W. E. Brown;
ensign, Win. Trescott; quartermaster,
0. Allen Huggins; first sergeant, L.
Appelt; second, I. I. Bagnal; third, J.
H. Lesesne; fourth, J. S. Plowden;
fifth, F. 0. Richardson; corporals, S.
J. Clark,E. 0. Ingram, A. P. Burgess,
and B. Dickson; secretary, D. H.
Witherspoon; treasurer, J. H. Lesesne.
The company expressed themselves
in favor of Greenville for the summer
encampment. A committee of five
was appointed to make arrangements
for~a series of entertainments to raise
money to defray the expenses of the
company at the encampment this
The following is a list of the new
members elected: C. M: Mason, Mor
gan Canty, J. C. China, John Daniels,
I. I. Bagnal, W. B. Dickson, and Irvin
The Pullman ear "Altamaha" passed
this place Thursday morning with
every window on one side smashed.
The car passed through a heavy wind
storm somewhere above Columbia
which was ths cause of the disaster.
Growth or a Big Book.
When Webster's Unabridged was
first published in one volume, it was
a comparatively small book. Some
years after, an addition was made of
1500 Pictorial Illustrations. A table
of Synonyms, and an Appendix ol
New Words that had come into use.
A few years later came an entirely
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with 3000 Pictorial Illustrations, then,
after an interval of a few years, a Bi.
ographical Dictionary of nearly 10,
000 Names, and a supplement oi
nearly 5000 New Words added, and
now there has come a neiv and most
valuable adition, A Gazetteer of the
World, of over 25,000 Titles. The
work is now not only the Dictionary,
par excellence, but a Biographical
Dictionary, a Gazetteer of the World,
and a great manny other good things
in its many vninnhle Tables.
BTHI..HEM, -March 2.-Dear Times.:
After quite a spell of laziness, I drop you
the current news of this vicinity, and will
hereafter keep you posted as to the happen
ings around about Bethlehem.
Messrs. Floyd & Baker have a fine steam
grist and saw mill near leulah church, and
are furnishing customers with first-class
articles in their lne.
Mr. J. Furman Cole has recently pur
chased the "old Carpenter's mills," repaired
the same in first-class order, and is now
turning out good meal and grist for his
neighbors. He has rented the store on the
premises to Mr. J. C. Scurry, who has
opened a small general store for the pur
chase of crude turpentine.
Rev. J. M. Plowden, pastor of Beulah
Presbyterian church, has been quite ill, with
I am informed, a slight stroke of paralysis,
but is much better now and recovering very
There has been a great number of Texas
ponies and mules sold in this section, and
so far have given general satisfaction, barr
ing a few kicking spells, when they have to
be broken over every Monday morning, but
a little pati ence and a stout hickory works
wonders in managing them.
Our farmers are busy preparing for an
other large crop this year. Some have al
ready planted corn and are ready to plant
the fleecy staple. The Peterkin variety
seems the favorite among them. It yields
more lint to the seed cotton than any other.
I doubt, however, all things being equal,its
yielding more to the acreage than the com
mon Texas big boll usually planted over
The fall oats crop is looking well, as also
that planted later. If no late freezes occur
this spring an abundant crop will be
We hear that candidates are announcing
themselves so as to be out soon. Well, the
more the merrier; but let it be known, that
the candidate that fails to come up like a
little man, and hand over his V to the
printer for his announcement, need not be
surprised at being left out in the cold at the
It is generally conceded over here that the
primary plan is the best mode of making
county nominations, and the convention
plan for st:te officers.
Our public roads over here are in very
good order, especially the bridges, and the
County Commissioners deserve tha thanks
of the peopi for their faithful service. So
far, in this section, they have the inside
track for renomination, and I do not think
we could do better than "let them stay."
Mr. E. M. Hill, the very efficient teacher
of the Oak Grove school, will have an ex
hibition of his school at the school house
near Byrd's X Roads on the evening of the
20th April next. The public are cordially
invited to attend. I am satistied it will be
an enjoyable affair. Mr. Hill is very popu
ular with his patrons and has a -large, and
flourishing school. I have the programme
before me but it is rather lengthy, and I
defer sending'it to you now, and as I expect
to attend the entertainment will send you
an account of it then. More anon.
Fragments frorn Foreston.
Fonrs-ros, March 26.-Though the
weather has been extremely cold and
wet, yet the farming interest of this
community is pretty well up.
Our acknowledged leader, Maj. C.
S. Land, has been planting corn about
Mfr; Hudgins's farm, mostly new
ground, of which he has cleared dui
ring the winter about 75 or 100 acres,
will be planted about the 16th of next
month. Other smaller farmers are
singing the same chorus, "Push along,
Oats are looking well, though the
stand is somewhat broken in places,.
caused some say by bad seed, others
by the black birds, of which we had
clouds about the time of planting.
Our merchants also are showing
vim. Mr. W. T. P. Sprott was in
Charleston last week replenishung his
already large spring stock. Mr.
Cohen is now in the city for the same
purpose, and one of the firm of Land
& Mason will go down this week af
ter which any article needed by not
only a Forrestonian but any other
person may be found here.
Our drug store, kept by Dr. L. W.
Nettles, is as.near perfect as a country
drug store ever gets, and that aint the
best of it, for its proprietor keeps
himself well read on medicines and
diseases, so that when one gets sick,
he can almost "snatch him as a brand."
Everything is quiet here now.
There was some little excitement
about the town election but that has
subsided. The train was laid and the
fuse ignited, it burned up and flashed
in the pan. "So it ended."
We had no preaching in any of the
churches yesterday. The Sunday
school ran as usual, and the young
folks had singing at night.
The Masons will hold their regular
monthly communication on Tuesday
next at 8 o'clock P. M. F.
Sheriff H. H. Lesesne, of Clarendon
county, was in the city yesterday.
He reports an excellent condition of
morals and manners in his county.
There are only two prisoners in the
jail at present, and they will not be
there for' any great length of time.
The bad people in Clarendon, accord
ing to the sheriff go crazy, and do
not commit deeds of violence. But
he would not agree to She.tiff Fergu
son's proposition to close the jail and
open an asylm. -Charle&nn Tbrld.
The City of the Sand Hills.
FarLTO, March 26.-The dart of Death's
"insatiable archer," with unerring aim, has
fallen among us. With this visitation and
sorrow's dark mantle hovering near, comes
the warning admonition -that in the midst
of life we are in death ;" that our life's dial
may already mark the afternoon, and be
gliding rapidly into the shadows of the
evening. A few brief years, may be days,
of struggle and vicissitude, and our works
will be ended, and "Life's fitful dream" be
o'er. For us who still linger by the shore
of the "shadowy liver," how shall this
"dream" be ended? Will a trusting faith
in a glorious immortality banish from our
dying hour the terrors of death and lift the
cloud that we may see the "beckoning
hand" urging us on to a final reunion in
the home above the clouds and beyond the
stars? And will the bereavement of our
sorrowing ones be tempered with the as
surance that somewhere in the infinite
realms of immortality the one they have
"lost awhile" has found perfect peace?
Some saythis pleasing hope of a life be
yond the grave is but a myth. Is it so?
"Shall we go hence, and be seen no more?"
No; "For we know that if this earthly
house of our taoernacle shall fail, we have a
building of God, a house not made with
hands, eternal in the heavens."
S.Oh ! listen man !
A voice within us speaks that startling word,
Man, thou shalt never die ! Celestial voices
Hymn into our souls: According harps
By Angel-fingers touched when the mild
Of morning sang sogether, sound forth still
The song of our immortality."
Entered into rest on the 20th inst., Miss
Julia - Flud Brailsford, daughter of Mrs.
Anna and the late Alex Brailsford. She
was a noble, christian lady, who dedicated
her saintly life to the Saviour's service.
Her life was an exquisite idyl ; a life fra
grant with every attribute of christian faith,.
charity, and love ; a life in whose memory
will ever be offered the sweet incense of
praise and love. Death for her possessed
no terrors ; she knew that the sunbeams of
eternal day had long been glittering through
the "Gates Ajar" to guide her to the beau
tiful shore where the seraphim's voice was
attuned to welcome her with celestial an
thems. The sun of her earthly day thus
went down in a flood tide of glory, sweet
and beautiful, leaving for the loved ones
left behind, sorrow's dark night, but blaz
ing for her an everlasting day.
"And from the heaven of heavens above,
God speaketh with bateless breath :
'My angel of perfect love
Is the angel men call death."'
The funeral services were conducted at
St Marks church on Thursday by the Rev.
Mr. Kershaw, who paid a fitting and beau
tiful tribute to her memory.
May the blessed benediction of God's
comfort come with sweet assuage to those
bleeding hearts yearning for the sound of a
voice that is hushed and for the touch of a
hand that is stilled. ARGONAUT.
PisonA, March 23.-How to get news to
suit the TIMEs has been a momentous ques
tion with this correspondent. Most writers,
I see, are brimful of good things every
week, and your readers always gets a good
paper. Were it not for a few sensations in
the shape of law suits our piny woods could
not furnish a single dot this week. This
section lies so distant froma railroad com
munication-so reamote from Summerton
I am awfully afraid Messrs. Barkley, Preg
nal & Co., are going to pass as by.
The only news item is the Holladay sen
sation : A. 3. Hollady, plaintiff, against
S. P. Hollady, before Trial Justice Mahony,
for the seizure and maintenance of four
little insignificant pigs. On the 20th of
December, 1887, Mr. A. J. Hollady seized
these hogs, and penned them. Mr. 'S. P.
Holladay gave bond and had them released.
An action was brought before the court, by
the plaintiff. A jury was empaneled, which
rendered a verdict for the plaintiff. A new
trial was granted, upon the discovery of
new evidence. Col. B. Pressley Barron
represented the plaintiff, and B. S. Dinkins,
Esq., the defendant. This case has now
been tried twice with a verdict both times
for the plaintiff. Considerable interest bas
been manifested by the friends of each par
ty in the trial, as these two men are near
relations, who for several years have been
seizing each other's stock, for which it
seems bad blood has been worked up. The
defence in this last trial relied upon the
theory that the hogs were seized upon the
lands of a tenant, this being the case the
landlord had no right to protect his free
hold. The plaintiff's attorney showed the
reverse, and argued his case upon the law
in the premises; that the moment the stock
got beyond the owner's premises, they were
trespassing. The counsel argued the law
with so much force and good common
sense that the jury believed him, and I
think it is generally believed from various
expressions that the verdict of the jury was
a proper one. A notice for appeal has been
given, on what grounds I know not. Judge
Mahony was asked by defendant's counsel
to charge the jurors on certain things which
he wisely and properly did not do. I think
it is the business of a Judge to charge the
jurors upon the law in every case; this he
Panola will soon have another fine resi
dence added to her fame. The handsome
new residence of Col. J. 0. Brock is about
completed. The Colonel is a thorough go
ing business man, and is not of the sort to
be left behind.
Messrs. Ragin and Couflette have up and
in successful operation their sew mill.
This is an enterprise that has been wanted
here for years. They are both young men,
and deserve the patronage of the commun
In consequence of the sad death of Miss
Wannamaker, which occurred at Summer
ton, the pastor did not fill his pulpit at
Andrew Chapel last Sunday. Mr. Wanna.
maker.has the sympathies of his entire
congregation in his sore. and sad bereave
Our publie schools close this week
througout the entire district, having been
scccessfully run for five months.
Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Dinkins have been
visiting, this week, the family of Mr. T. H.
Orange blossoms have bloomed with all
their fragrance at the residence of Mr. Sum
ter Louder. Mr. Rolinston and Miss Sum
ter Louder were married on Sunday the
18th by Trial Justice Mahony. TOM.
Bargains at Moses Levi's.
FOR CASH ONLY.
Calicoes, 4 to 7 cents per yard.
Combination dress patterns, $1 per piece.
Bunting, 7c per yard.
Cheese cloth, all colors, 61c.
Beautiful line of standard suitings, 10c.
Colored nainsooks 12jc.
Colored nainsooks, linen finish, 18c.
Elegant line debeiges, 25c, good value 35c.
Ginghams, in great variety, 10 and 15c.
Large assortment seersuckers ladies' and
Major David B. Anderson was in
town for several days during the past
week, the guest of Josiah Doa, Esq.
The Major is a' candidate for Solici
tor, and has considerable backing in
his Sumter home and elsewhere. The
race promises- to be lively.-George
A Singer sewing machine for sale
at this office for eighteen dollars cash.
New, improved, and all attachments.
Buist's garden seeds, all guaranteed
to be fresh, for sale at Dr. Nettles's
Drug Store, in Foreston, at two pa
pers for five cents.
NTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT
an election for Intendant and War
dens, for the town of Manning, to serve the
term of two years, will be held on the 2nd
Monday-being the 9th day, of April 1888.
Polls will open at 8 'oclock A. M., and close
at 4 o'clock P. M., at Sheriffs office.
By order of Town Council.
JOHN S. WILSON, Clerk.
March 24th 1888.
OFFIcE OF COMPThOLLEE GENERAL.
COLMBIA, S. C., April 1, 1888,
I certify, that Mr. P. G. Benbow of Man.
ning, Agent of the North Western Mutual
Fire Insurance Company, incorporated by
the State of Dakota, has complied with the
requisitions of the Act of the General As.
sembly entitled "An Act to regulate the
Agencies of Insurance Companies not in
corporated in the State of South Carolina,'
and I hereby license the said P. G. Benbow,
Agent aforesaid, to take risks and transaci
all business of Insurance in this State, in
the county of Clarendon, for and in behahl
of said Company.
J. S. V ERNES,
Expires March 31st, 1889.
Talks With the Cotton Farmer.
Talks with the cotton farmer. Telling
how to select and keep your seed pure
How to plant and cultivate. How t<
fertilize and what kind to use. Wha
kind of land to plant and what to judgi
it by. How to sell to the best advan
tage. How to destroy worms and how t<
do it. Also how he made forty-four bales o
cotton with one mule and one ploughman
and $1,480 clear profit. Also treats ox
other practical farm matters, with no fanc:
theory and names nor words that cannot bi
understood by the average farmer. Prico
fifty cents a copy. Call for the book at th4
Manning TnMzs offee.
C. I. Hoyt & Bro.
mir- IRmme A SPECIALY. iiZ
Main Street, - - Sumter, S.
a BEST IN THE WORLD.
from Aimal Oils. gt"GET THE GENUfIE.
70m MS m rDarna amEBArY. -
This powder never varies. A marvel of
purity, strength and wholesomeness. More
economical than the ordinary kinds, and
cannot be sold in competition with the mul
titude of low test, short weight, alum or
phosphate powders. Sold csly in cans.
Ronw. Baxnro PowDza Co., 106 Wall St.,
CASH! CASH!! Cms
I desire to state to the public that
for the CAS, I will sell at such
figures as to defy all competition,
whether in Charleston, Columbia,
Sumter, or any other market in the
State. When I am to get the money,
and thus to be able immediately to
turn this money again into other
goods, and again to make another
small profit, my customers may
feel assured that my profit will be
small. Bring me the money, calsh
down, and I will surprise you at
my low prices. Where goods are
charged, even though for a short
time, all merchants have to add a
small percentage to pay for book
keeper, books, possible losses, etc.
Manning, & c.
To The Peopleof Clarmm:
I am the Agent for the 0.1
LIDL & Co.'s
Engines and Boilers.
I am sole agent inthis counliy for
BOSS COTTON PRES.
Corn Mills, Pulley., Shaft
am.. All this machinery is diredt
from the factory and willibe sold at.
the Factory's Lowest Cash
Prices. It will be to the advantage
of purchasers to esll on me before
. Manning, S. C.
OFFICE OF COUNTY AUD1TOB,
MAIssrs, S. C., February 4, 1888,
The following act is published in
accordance with Section 3:
An Act to Allow Upimproved Lantd
which have not been on the Tax
Books since 1875 to be Listed with
SrcenoN 1.-Be U enaded by the Senate
and House of Brpresentatives of the State
of South Carolina, now met and sitting in
General Assembly, and by the authority of
the same, That in all eases whene unim
proved land which has not been upon the
tax books since the fiscal year commencn
November 1, 1875, and which are net onth
forfeited list, shall at any time before the
1st day of October. 1888, be returned to tg.
County Auditor for taxation, the said Audiz4
or be, and he is hereby instructed, toassei
the same and to enter it upon the d eisi
of the fiscal year commencing oe ir 1,
1887, with the simple taxes of that year.
SECnoN 2.-That all such lands as may
be returned to the Auditor for taxation be
tween the first dyof October. 1888, andthe
1st day of October 1889. shall be assessed
and charged with the simple taxes of the
two fiscal years commencing, resptie.
on the first day of November. 187 and the
irst day of November, 1888.
SEcrxoN 8.-That as soon aspacibe
after the psae of this Act, theCopte
Jer Genera is directed to furnish a copy of
the same to each Auditor in the State, and
the Auditors are required to publish the
same in each of their County papers, once
a week for three months duning the year
1888, and for the same period of time dur
ing the year 1889; and the cost of suc pb
lication shall be paid by the CountyTie
urer, upon the order of the County Com
missioners, out of the ordinary county tax
Approved December 19, 1887.
D. J. BBA DRAI,
Auaitor Clarendon County.