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S. A. NETTLES,
Manning, S. C.
Wednesday, June Z, 1888.
The friends of the Hon. H. H. NEWTON,
appreciating his past public services re
spectfully nominate him as a candidate for
Congress, subject to the action of the Dem
ocatic party. May 22, 1888.
h0R COUNTY TREASURER.
The friends of JOSEPH SPROTT, Jr.,
knowing him to be a good business man,
a true and tried Democrat, and thoroughly
competent to discharge the duties of County
Treasurer, announce him as a candidate for
election at the coming primary election.
FOR CLERK OF COURT.
We are authorized to announce JAMES
E. DAVIS a candidate for re-election to the
office of Clerk of Court, subject to the decis
ion of the Democratic party.
FOR COUNTY AUDITOR.
I hereby announce myself as a candidate
for re-election to the office of County Audit
or, pledging myself to abide the action of
the Democratic party.
DAN'L J. BRADHAM.
FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER.
We are authorized to announce Mr. T. J.
COLE a candidate for re-election to the of
fice of County Commissioner, subject to the
action of the Democratic party.
Your Name in Print.
-Miss Frank Hodge is visiting in town.
-Col. Jno. 0. Brock was in town yester
-Mr. B. B. McIntosh, of Salem, was in
. -Mr. Jno. C. Bagnal, of Wedgefield,
spent Sunday in town.
-Miss Anna Stansiir returned yesterday
from a pleasant vigt to Sumter.
-Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Alsbrook, of Ben
nettaville, are visiting relatives in town.
-Mr. James E. Davis has been quite sick
the past week, and is still confined to his
-Mr. Ben Harvin, of Oakland, returne:i
borne last Friday from the South Carolina
-Misses Janie and Maggie Lurgess, of
Greeleyville,-liave been visiting at Mr. R. S.
-Misses Clara Huggins, Battio Scott, and
Anna Lipeey are visiting frienda and rela
---Rev. James McDowell wa~s in Sumter
yesterday, attending an executive meenrg
of Harmony Presbytery.
-Messrs. Moses Grenewald and Sam Lse
man, and Mrs. Ellen Iseman, of Spartan
*burg, are visiting at Mr. M1. Levi's.
-Miss 8usie Lesesne has been spending
some time at Jordan, visiting her aunt, M'rs.
Jos. Sprott. Sr. She returned home Mon
-Mrs. Marthia Rhame, of Sumter, is via
iting at her son's, J. F. Rhame, Esq. She
is, and for some time has been, quite sick.
Her brother, Dr. J.3M. Sanders, and hers.
san, Mr. J. A. Ehamne, both of Magnolia,
were in town last week, on a vist to her
and Mr. anme.
-Governor Richardson will be present at
the teacher's institute, and will make an ad
...The ladies of Salem do not seem to fan
cy too much sponging by the candidates
Aunt Jerusha is certainly tired of it, and we
suppose she is right toe.
-Mr. A. M1. Richbaurg, who lives ncar
Alderman's mill, brought some cotton bols
to this office last Saturday. He says he had
cotton blossoms on the 7th.
-A quarterly conference of thc Mctho
dist church will be held at Jordan, Satur
day and Sunday, July 141-15. Rev. A. Coke
Smith, of Wofford College, will deliver an
address on education Saturday, and preach
the 11'clock sermon on Sunday.
-Mr. George H. Huggins will begin next
-Monday to carry the star route mail for
Paeksville, Panola, Summerton, and Jor
dan. reaching the officesin the order named.
The mail will also be changed from tri
weekly to daily. This will be a great con
venience to the people of that section of the
-Drs.Nettles and Brown examined Ap
Frierson last week to ascertain if he could
be sent to the asylum, bothe was prononne
ed sane. He won't go to the asylum or
poor house, and an effort will be made next
to send him to the ho:,pital in Charleston.
We reckon Ap will go to Charleston with
-Ap Frierson and his father were in
town Monday soliciting subscriptions to
carry them to Charleston, so that A p may
get into the Charleston hospitaL Our citi
zens contributed liberally and Ap \vent
down to Charleston yesterday. Ap's
wound is a great deal better, and in a shori
time he will probably be well.
-A correspondent in Salcm writes us.:
"We have just beard the sad news, ih
death of Mrs. Mamie E. McLeed, which
event occured on last Tuesday 19th inst.
She was the daughter of the late Win. S.
Hudson, of this county, and wife of Mr. B
F. McLeod, Jr., of Lynchburg. Her deatli
is sadly regretted by a host of friends and
acquaintances both here and in Manning
where she was wecll and favorably knowr
and beloved, having attended school ii
Manning a few years since.
If yout have never had a good - e~ of your
gef, try W A. Reckling, of uo~mbi, wcho ik
mnaking pictures by a newc and svtperior process
Bi woork is recognized as among the very bes
in the State.
Another candidate this week.
Dr. W. H. Reynolds was recently
presented with a beautiful fawn.
A large bear was recently seen near
Mr. B. R Gibson's place, but it es
caped before it could be killed.
Attend your club meetings Satur
day. Important business will come
before the county convention which
meets Monday July 9th.
The committee appointed by the
last Legislature to investigate the
financial condition of this county ex
pect to begin their work next Mon
Mr. Alexander has moved his jew
elry store next door to the Tm s's
office. He now has one of the hand
somest places in town. Call and see
Excursion tickets will be on sale at
all stations on the Atlantic Coast Line
the 3rd and 4th of July, good until
the 5th. A little more than one first
class fare will be charged.
Mr. G. Alexander has appointed
Mr. C. M. Mason his agent at Fores
ton. Any watches or other jewelry
needing repairs may be left with him.
Also any new goods may be purchas
ed through him.
Round trip tickets will be on sale
July 14th to 29th, good until July
31st, to Wilmington, to the K. C. mil
itary encampment July 17th. Tick
ets from Manning and return will be
$4.50. A big time is promised.
A merchant in Charleston received
some days ago a box of eggs, and
when the bottom layer was exposed
it was found that seven chickens had
been hatched and were doing tolera
bly well except for the weather. They
were immediately provided with a
mother and four of them lived.
Elsewhere will be found an adver
tisement of the Grand Central hotel
of Columbia, one of the best hotels in
the United States. The table is first
class, and a good meal is always to
be had. It is now under new man
agement, and was never better kept.
The hotel will be more popular with
Clarendon now than ever before.
The Panola and Manning base ball
clubs played a match game last Fri
day. The Manning club won by a
score of 20 to 15. The reason that
Foreston beat Manning at the picnic
was because the Foreston boys con
spired together, and fed the Manning
boys so high that they could not run
or play. Those Foreston boys are
Quite a large crowd of our citizens
attended the commencement exer
cises of St. Joseph's Academy in Sum
ter last week, special attraction being
the graduation of Miss Sallie Levi,
youngest daughter of Mr. M. Levi, of
this place. We are pleased to note
that Miss Sallie graduated with high
honors, receiving ai:ong other things
the gold medal prize for proficiency
Program or Pienie at Martin's Lakhe.
Wednesday, July 4th.
PArr I.-11 o'clock A. x.
1. Music--Rock of Ages.
3. 4ltszc-Praise is No
4. WEL~oOxE ADDBsmS-By Master Mfark
5. Music- -Something to Do.
6. SON~G BY THE GrazLs-Open the Door to
7. Music-The Lord is my Shepherd.
8. Casuara-Pardon ; or Crown of Re
9. Music-What will the Recompense be ?
10. Ismrux vAz, Sow~-By Miss Olive
]1. Baon~ Da.Le
12. Music-Shall we know cach other
PAanr II.-3 o'clock p. M.
1. Music-Open the beautiful Gate.
2. C NTu&-Quarrel among the flowers.
3. Music-When the mists have cleared
4. Bors' Dr'JrL
5. Music-Summer Land.
R. R. HUDGIN~S,
Sup't Methodist Ch'ch.
A. J. WHITE,
Sup't Baptist Church.
Indicted for U. S. Pension Fraud.
The Kingstree (bunty Record, of June 20th,
says: There was an important pension
case heard at this rlace last week before
United States Commissioner J. Wesley
Smith, of~ Charleston. ].eputy United
States Marshal Boykin arrested on Tues
day, 12th instant,' B. L. Gowdy, R. MI.
Thompson. Eliza Floyd. Julia Parker, and
Mary Conyers, all of Clarendon county,
charged with conspiring and aiding M.ary
Conyers, the reputed widow of Stran Con
yers, to defraud the United States Govern
ment out of a pension. Mr. Conyers was a
soldier in the war of 1812. and under the Act
of 1872 was entitled to pension. When a
very old man he married Mary Conyers,
then a very young woman, who, after hinng
with him for a short time, went to Florida,
where she remained about sixteen years,
and where, it is alleged, she married again,
during her first husband's lifetime. After
Ihis death she returned to Clarendon county
Iand drew pension as his widow. Recently
Ithese alleged facts and circumstances were
reported to the pension office at Washington,
and an investigation of the matter was or
dered. Last Wednesday and Thursday the
case was heard here. The accused were
represnted by T. M. Gilland, Esq.~
After the case was fully developed by the
testimony and argument by Mr. Gilland,
the Commissioner discharged all the dc
fendnts except Mary Conyers, who was
required to give bail for her appearance at
the United States Court in Charieston on
the tirst Monday in July next. There was
no evidence of a criminal nature against
the other parties charged. Their only con
nection with the matter, so far as Mr.
Thompson was concerned, was in the pre
pairation of the papers as Trial Justice, and
the others as witnesses to the papers.
The State Teachers' Association will meet
in Columbia on the 11th-13th July, and ev
ery effort is being made to arrange arn inter
esting programme for the occasion. Col.
J. G. Clinklscales. of Anderson, has accept
ed an invitation to address the Association
Ion the subject of "Obstacles to the success
of the Public School Sy-stem of South Caro
lina." Reduced Railrord rates and board
for visiting teachers will be secured.
Bdtig, Packing., Oils, and .lill supplies
gelerlly; lowcest prices, also, a fetc seconad-hanfd
(ins ad Presses. Lorick &- Lowerance, Cbim
Dedication at Barvins.
The new Methodist church at Harvins
Depot was dedicated last Sunday horning
by Rev. J. S. Beasley, who preached an able
and earnest sermon, about an hour long.
In the afternoon at 41 o'clock Rev. W. M.
Duncan, of Aiken, and Rev. J. S. Beasley,
made speeches before the Sunday-school,
both of which were interesting and instruct
ive. Just before Mr. Duncan finished his
speech a heavy rain came up, and a half
hour or more was devoted to singing, till
the rain was over. Mr. Beasley then ad
dressed the school. At night Rev. W. M.
Duncan preached. Mrs. J. F. Laughrey
presided at the organ and led the choir dur
ing the day's service.
The Harvins church was begun two or
three years ago, and was entirely free of
debt when dedicated. It is a neat church,
the walls plastered, and ceiled overhead,
windows glazed, and the aisles and pulpit
carpeted. The pulpit and lamp stands are
very handsome, a neat chandelier is sus
pended midway the church, and an organ
has been purchased. The building is
small, but very comfortable. It is not yet
painted, but this will be done very shortly.
These people deserve great credit for their
zeal in constructing the church.
Rev W. B. Duncan, who is pastor of this
church, has four other churches in his cir
cuit, and he says that at the end of the year,
each will virtually be new, being either new,
or else recently repaired so as to be good as
We had the pleasure while at Harvins of
enjoying the elegant hospitalities of Capt.
J. A. McClure and his wife.
Dedication of Suunerton Baptist Church.
The Summerton Baptist Church will be
dedicated next Sunday, July 1st. There
will also be a baptism and the ordination of
a deacon. Rev. Dr. T. M. Bailey, Rev. C.
C. Brown, and Rev. II. W. Mahoney will be
the officiating ministers.
The Summerton Baptist church, we un
derstand, is a beautiful building of gothic
architecture, neatly and completely finish
ed, stained glass windows, etc.
Will Reply Next Week.
Mn. EDrron:-I am required by the law
to have my abstracts of real and personal
property in Columbia by the 30th of this
month, and being so busy making these up
I have no time to answer the Trea.surer's
card of last week. I will show from his
standpoint next week how the matter stands,
and in the ieantime ask any one who de
sires to come and examine the books for
himself. Very respectfully,
DAN'L J. BRADHAM,
June 25, 1888. County Auditor.
Two Chicken Tales.
Maj. P. G. Benbow tells us that some
time ago one of his hens, of her own
volition and without his desire or knowl
edge, began sitting on one egg, which, in
due time, produced one chicken. A short
time after this chicken was hatched, she,
possibly disgusted with her former effort,
began sitting again, this time on seven
eggs. The young chick went kind o' part
nership this time, each night resting snugly
bneath its mother's wing. In due time all
sven eggs wer. htch d, and, after carrying
the chickens a sho't time, she, probably
not yet satisfied with h5 two former efforts,
a again gone to sitting ; and her first
hick, though~ not finig size yet. has kindly
aken the little orphans (the second brood)
nder its care, and is carrying them around,
lucking and scratching in genuine moth
erly style. Maj. Benbow says the chickens
an be seen any day in his yard.
Dr. A. J. White, of Foreston, tells of a
nost remarkable lusus natura that recently
ame under his individual observation.- A
en had been killed in his yard for table
se, and, while preparing her, an egg cov
ered with a shell was found in her. This
egg was broken, and t.>the surprise of all and
orror of the cook a well-developed chicken
as in the egg. A reliable gentleman tells
s this as coming direct from Dr. White,
who says it is literally true, strange as it
Since the ab ve was in type, another gen
tleman tells us that there is a still more re
arkable occurence connected with this
fact. He says that a few days before the
hen was killed Mr. John White, a grown son
f the Doctor's, saw this hen fiy out of the
fodder loft, cackling as is the custom of
ens after laying an egg. He found in the
loft, instead of an egg, a newly hatchedl chick
n. He thought a little strange of it, as no
hen was sitting at the tiine, but gave it little
thought. However, he new believes that
the hen laid a liL'e cicken. W hat has science
to say of this ?
The above freaks are give n for facts, and
not as tales.
Was He Drunk on the Benchil
The Timmonsville Farmer's Friend, of a
recent date, says:
"The report is abroad that Judge Aldrich,
who presided at the recent term of court in
Sumter, was more or less intoxicated during
the entire term. The papers of that town,
however. hav-e not a word to say about it.
If the report is true, and the authority for it
seems relilfe, the Samter pa'.s have
shown their dereliction of duty by failing
to expose it."
This is a very serious charge, and the
dignity of the State dlemands an investiga
tion. "There should be no white-washing.
If Judge Aldrich was drunk, as is charged,
he should be impeached by the Legislature
and at once desposed from his judgeship.
If the watchman at the State House was
seen drunk at his post once or twice there
is no doubt but that he wouild be discharged
at once. Now let the same.2 rnia apply in
this case. If the public ser'ice demands
sober watchmen, it should ailso demand so
ber judges.- &rcageburg Times and Democrat.
~Horace L. Darr, Sr.
Mr. H. L. Darr died at his ho~me in this
ci about 10 o'clock: this morning (June
20th) after an illness of ab-.ut seven weeks,
aged 62 years and six months. He has re
sided in Sumter since 1855, when he re
moved here from Charleston, which was the
place of his birth. Mr. Darr was a practi
cal printer of more than average profiien'cy,
and always felt a pride in his profession in
which he was a good manager. He has
[been connected 'with a number of papers
in Columbia, Charleston and Sumter-as
proprietor and printer, ai'd was at the time
of his death the senior proprietor of the
Suter Adermewe, which paper he established
in 1881. He was, previous to that, part
proprietor at airl'erent times, of the Sumter
Watchmain, The ,$umter Kems. cad 271e True
Sotron of this place. Ie was a Royal A? bl
Mason and a member of the Knights of
Honor, -md has been for many years a mem
er of the Episcopal Church. Hie was a
man of war.s heart and quick impulses,
and leaves a hc:'e zi friends to cherish his
meoy.-Wdchwn and &"aulhv;o
Foreston Picnic and GreeleyvimC News.
GRELEYVnLLE, June 19.-Some newspa
pers have lately made the mistake of plao
ing Greeleyville in Clarendon county; but
there was no mistake in the fact that a large
number of its inhabitants, and residents of
other portions of Williamsburg county,
were in Foreston on the ocasion of the pic
nic and parade of the Manning Guards.
The day was fine, the company waslarge.
No formalities restricted social intercourse,
and the meeting of friends, and renewal of
acquaintanceship was a pleasant feature.
The picture presented by the military com
pany on parade was pleasing to the eye,
and the large assemblage of ladies as they
sat under the shed erected for their accomo
dation, or walked leisurly across the park,
was inspiring. Alas! that it is possible to
imagine such an array of manhood engaged
in deadly strife with their fellow men, or
lovely woman wasting her strength in the
senseless dance, her brain reeling with ex
citement, her body heated with physical ef
fort in an ill ventilated apartment, and her
spotless habiliments soiled by the grasp of
The dinner was spread under the shade
of some large trees near a well of nice cool
water. Of its quality or quantity your cor
respondent cannot speak from experience
or observation, the kindness of his host and
hostess, the company of agreeable ladies
and gentlemen, and a table laden with food
fit for a king completely and most agree
ably occupying his time.
The A. C. L. Company have had erected
at this station on the C. R. R. of S. C., a
commodious and well built warehouse for
its freight, with an agent's office, and wait
ing room for passengers. The R. I. switch
will be placed between the warehous and
main track, thus allowing loaded cars to be
left on the switch, without interfering with
passenger and mail trains.
An express office has been established
here, the agent, C. R. Burgess, being also
the R. R. agent. In the form of applica
tion for express agencies great stress is
laid upon the question of the unemployed
time of the applicant, and in case of the
one here it was gratifying to be able to
state that he had never been out of regular
employment a day since his childhood. ]
A pump has been placed in the space be
tween the warehouse and the stores. Mr.
W. H. Campbell is erecting a handsome
dwelling. Mr. C. Karish, engaged in mer
chandising, has moved his family here for
permanent residence. The steam saw mill
of Messrs Boyle & Hogan is in operation.
Mr. J. J. Alsorooks has a wood and black
smith shop. Mr. S. J. Taylor has lately re
placed -his steam gin boiler with a large one,
and his old grist mill with a new and supe
rior one. Upon the whole Greeleyville,
like a stone, grows; like a plant, grotws r-id
ices; and like a man, grows, lines, and nieces.
J. M. B.
Our Panola Letter.
Mn. EDrron:-As the smoke of battle has
cleared away, and our warfare ceases to be
carnal, I can see nothing to prevent me
from resuming my place among your quill
drivers. [We had begun to fear you had
forgotten the TrxEs.- Editor.] As this is
the year of elections I know I will be able
to find some item of interest for the readers
of the Txas.
Gen. Green has, after a stubborn fight,
capitulated-stacked arms, and now wants
to be reconstructed as a conquered subject to
the "king." We have refrained up to now
making crop reports. Our prospects were
any thing but good. The constant rainy
et weather blighted our hopes, which
aused many of our farmers to put on ugly
faces, and numbers of them to use bad
words. But since old Sol has opened with
such a brilliant ray of heat for the month of
June every one wears new brecches, and
longs for a fish fry. Cotton is two weeks
late this year, but with a favorable fall th e
"King" may hold his "throne." Bread
stuffs with the very best are going to be
scarce. Corn is very inferior. The farm
ers do not plant wheat, one of the moest es
sential factors to the household. Oates, fall
planting, are tolably good, spring planting,
like hen's teeth, few and far between.
The railroad mandates are pushing~
things their own way. What a delightful
community we are to ha'w; we are promised
great things. A railroad is to be built to
every man's house, and if I understand
rightly it's to go to every man's field, and
to every man's church. Your correspon
dent "Sumimerton" is just two years behind
the times. He slapped us hard when he
wrote that big pop gun, but he went to
sleep just at a time when he should have
kept wide awake, for some body left the'
fence down, and the old hero who held the
staff pointed his compass to Brcckton..
"Summerton" has my sympathy; 1,e did not
cover his tracks behind him sufficiently, for
he let "Panola" get in a reply which broke
the camel's back.
The political atmosphere is full of fog,
but the pot which has simmered is now at
boiling heat. The people are wide awake;
there will be no submission to night cau
cusng. We live beyond incorporali'ns, and
every one will vote for the can didates of his
choice. The candidates so far in the field
are all good clever fellows, but some of them
are opposed to a separate agricultural col
leg. The one who dares such a course
will be left out.
Quite an amusing joke is told here on a
candidate. One of our enterprising farm
ers tells it. He says, "negroes all tell him
his place is haunted, therefore they will
not work for him." To find out the trouble
our friend watched the course of events.
He soon heard the same noise, and as he
approached ho discovered the candidate be
side the field, who had hiz little son sitting
in a log as his audience while he was prac
ticing his oratory.
I am told that so much interest centers
around the sheriff's office, that one of the
can didates while practicing a few nights ago]
with the rope in trying to tie the hangman's~
knot, actually hung his wife's cat because
it snezed in the the chimney corner.
Henis, Eggs, and Dogs.
Im, June 18.-Mr. Editor:-Wont you
let the Tnexs champion the hens of Claren
don county. They arc faithful in their vo
cation (egg production), but, alas, all their
faithfulness is set at naught because of a
vagabond army of suck-egg dogs pro)wling
around nights. 'This is a great nuisance,
and an expensive one. Let the Tzms bring
this matter before our people and our ri. j'a
sentatives. I venture a plan by which this
curse can be abated if not entirelv removed.
The dog tax does no good as it is now man
aged. We believe that but a very few pay
the tax. Now let our superintendent of
district highways be empowered to collect
the tax on dlogs and kill ull on which the
tax is not paid. These superintendents
will generally be able to know or find out
the owner of vagrant thieving curs. The
Auditor does not know them, and conse
quently very fewv are ever listed for taxa
Now, Mr. Editor, it appears to me that
such a law as I have t icd to outline would
tend very much to mitigate this intolcrable.
vagrant cur nuisance. Let the superin
tendent recuive a small commission on all
Idog tax collected; the net proceeds will then
le much larger than under the present sys
SALE)! WEARIED WITI[ CANDIDATES
An Open Letter From a Silemn Lady to
SALEx?, June, 18887.-Mr. Editor :--As the
time is appro-aching for the candidates to
begin their rounds of canvassing, I will, on
behalf of a few of the ladies of this section,
give them some timely hints in regard to
their calling on the "dear people," and ex
pecting themselves and horses to be fed
and cared for during the campaign. In the
frst place, I will say that a great many peo
ple have been buying corn since early
spring, and had to give a lien on their grow
ing crops for such articles as corn, bacon,
[our, and other necessaries, consequently
do not feel like boarding a lot of men and
horses just for the honor of it. In a good
many cases it will take every pound of cot
ton that these horny-handed farmers are
toiling so hard these sweltering days to
:ake to pay the liens.
In the next place, we think overcorked
wifes and daughters must have some con-,
sideration too. Sometimes candidates will
:ome in on us at most inopportune times;
md while none of us have domestic help,
mnd are compelled to do all of our work, is
it not natural that we should raise a
:ry against it? We have been called on to
prepare dinner, after we have just dined,
md finished up o'ir hot, and to many, dis
asteful duties in the kitchen, or to prepare
supper after the stove has become cold and
ao wood cut up. Now, Mr. Editor, would
you or any other right thinking man be will
ng for your wife to be thus treated? I have
n my mind a good old lady, who has been
mtertaining candidates for twenty years or
aiore, and who says now that she is old and
worn out and does not intend to worry her
self any longer with them. Now, I sup
pose it will be said, "What are the candi
lates to do? must they burden themselves
with tents and rations, and pitch their
tents wherever night may overtake them?"
io ! we do not want you to do that, but you
:ould try and plan your visits so that you
:n arrive at the house that you intend to
stop at, ;:t a seasonable hour. If you ex
pect to dine, go in time that the housewife
:an prepare her dinner without extra trou
ble and loss of time and patience, and if
rou expect to spend the night, go before
lark and let it be known that you expect to
donor(?) them with your presence. And be
sure to bring your herse feed, or money to
pay for it, for if your host had to pay for it,
sou should not grumble to do the same, for
.t is your own interests you are after. When
sou come do not have big expectations
bout living on the "fat of the land," for
:his section of the world does not "flow
with milk and honey," and there will be few
spring chickens to set before you, as the
.ew that the cholera left, the hawks have
laimed as their own. Hoping you all will
2eet with a warm reception, and eventually
be elected, I am AUNT JERUSHA.
The Ghouls Gone to Gaol.
CuAm.svsox, June 22.-The call of "order"
at the court house yesterday morning was
the opening of the last act in Charleston's
great corpse trust drama. The prisoners
were arranged in a sort of semi-circle, facing
the audience. Mary Nelson, who played
the part of the widow in the Dudley case,
ws first in line. She was sad, serious, and
sorrowful in her bearing, and her skin as
dark as the "weeds" she wore. To her right
were Matthews and Evans, the two negro
ghouls. Next was Rt. E. L. Shafer, a man
of about 25 years, tall and wiry, with a high
projecting forehead covered (unusually in
such cases) by hair hanging almost to his
brow from his auburn scalp. His eyes were
large, blue, and glossy, nose somewhat
pugged, and lips contracted 1:y a compla
cent smile playing constantly over his pole
face. This was the worm that would go to
the cemetery in the stillness of the night,
and burrow ten feet beyond a grave toward
the head of the corpse, and when he struck
ruit, would cut into the end of the coffin,
rr n his bcny fingers into the mouth of the
',ti.T body, and drag his cold victim into the
pale moonlight of a resurrection morn.
With the stillness still unbroken, and un
seen, save by, perhaps, dumb tombs and
the twinkling stars, he would drag the body
off, and after being joined by Matthews and
Evans, hie away to the woman made happy
when the bridegroom comes. Next, Thom
as Bond, an intelligent and neatly dressed
young man with black hair and dark eyes.
He was corresponding secretary of the com
pany. Then Dr. Jas. P'. Bond, who crushed
in the skull of the Dudley corpse, and gave
a certificate of "death by accident," besides
taking part in other brutal deeds too nu
merous to be mentioned. He is a medium
size man, of about 28 years, graceful as can
be, an d of easy manners, with black hair
and beard, an intelligent face, but a suspi
:ious, coy, unsocial look, and dark eyes
that droop guiltily downward when you
catch them. And next, John H. Bond, the
ather. He furnished the fictitious names
for the putative subjects, arranged insurance
policies, &o. He is an intelligent, neatly
dressed business man of about 50 years,
cool and apparently unconcerned, smiling
occasionally as the he were the winner of a
jack pot in a lively game of poker. Next
and last, the old man of about 70 years, Dr.
L. M. Shafer. He sat tremulously in his
seat in front of the Judge, bending forward
in deep meditation, with his large blue eyes
glaring downward from their haggard
"His withered cheeks and tresses gray,
Seemed to have known a better day,"
for, although his clothes were seedy, his
loks were smooth, and a pair of gold eye.
glasses dangled on his breast. He it was
who acted the holy divine, and with bible
in hand marched down the aisle of the
house of God, reading the funeral service
over a body stolen for the occasion, followed
by thieves for mourners, and a lade white
woman for a weeping widow !!!
There they sat for two hours, listening to
the reading of the indictnients. At the con
clusion they all rose and pleaded guilty,
save Dr. Shafer who brought down his
doom with a nod. Jas. S. Purse (white)
and R. H. Wilson (colored) pleaded not
guilty. A mistrial was rendered in Wilson's
case to day, and Parse is not likely to be
tried before October.,
The prisoners will be sentenced next
week. A desperate legal fight is looked for
between the insurance companies and the
"There's millions in it,"'if they
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Over six thousand dollars in the Treasury,
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Conway habitually uses profane language.
We challenge the State." We doubt if there;
is another county in the State that can make
Fragments From Foreston.
Fonsro, June 2&--Notwithstanding the
cry "dull, dull," our town still booms. The
sound of the hammer may be heard on
Mr. W. T. P. Sprott is improving, by
fencing and otherwise, the lot rec:ntly pur
chased of Mr. R. R. Hudgins.
Mr. H. B. Drose, Sr., is erecting a neat
dwelling on his lot, south of the drug store,
mnd I hear of many other enterprises soon
to be entered into.
Crops, which had begun to show signs of
Failure, have somewhat revived since the
The Martin's Lake picnic is still being
:alked of, and looked forward to with pleas
re by the younger part of our population.
A severe thunder storm passed over this
place this afternoon. Lightning struck the
;elegraph wires somewhere on the Central
Railroad. The flash was seen in the office
in this place, and the shock was strong. It
wet fire to a piece of paper on the instru
nont. The operater was near the instru
nent when the shock came, but immedi
tely after, had pressing business else
where. A tree on the edge of Mr. Hudgias's
:orn field was set on fire by the lightning.
New Zion News.
NEw Zion, June 25-A heavy rain, ac
companied with lightning and wind, fell in
his section yesterday. It was greatly need
d, and will benefit the growing crops.
rops are backward, but improving. Cot
:on is looking fine, but corn is not as good
The New Zion Methodist church Sunday
school picnic last Saturday was a very en
oyable occasion. Quite a large crowd was
,n attendance. The children met at the
parsonage near the church, and led by the
hoir singing "Warm heart of Jesus,"
narched to the church in double file, where
Rev. W. C. Gleaton delivered a short but
eellent and appropriate speech on the
word "watch." After this the children and
Ladies were taken to the dinner table, which
as laden with barbecue and oth::r good
hings too numerous to mention. When
hese finished the men rallied to the front,
ad manfully did their duty, but it was
.mpossible to destroy all the good things.
The young folks of this section are in
lebted to Mrs Anna DuBose for a pleasant
ociable at her residence, Thursday even
n. Messrs. W. J. and J. H. Ellis, of
ainesboro, Ga., on the violin and guitar,
tud Miss Cora Dubose,on the organ, fur
aished delightful music during the even
Mr. R. S. Fleming has been having green
peas from the field since the 18th.
Dr. I. M. Woods has about recoverd from
his gunshot wound.
Miss Mattie McFaddin, of Sumter, and
SIrs. Leola Milsaps, of Robinson, N. C.,
who have been visiting their aunt, Mrs. W.
T. Rose. left for their homes this morning.
Miss Janie Buddin, of Magnolia, is visit
ing at Mrs. Jane Gamble's. CIVIS.
School Exhibition in Salem.
M. EDrron:-Will you please allow me a
little space that I may tell you of a delight
ul exhibition which it was my good fortune
to attend on Friday last the 22nd? I refer
to the closing eercises of Prof. B. B.
Thompson's school, and I do assure you
that it was indeed an enjoyable occasion.
Salem's fair daughters were there in great
numbers, and you may know, without my
writing it, that the young men were also
there, for it is said that the bees are invari
ably found where the flowers are in bloom.
Seldom, indeed, sir, that jou can gather an
audience so select and yet so large, especial
ly in the country. It was to my mind, con
lusive evidence of the interest taken in the
great cause of education. The people of this
entire community are greatly aroused up
on the subject, and how can it be otherwise,
when such efficient teachers are at work in
that section ? Well may* the patrons con
gratulate themselves in having procured
the services of a Thompson and the
essrs. Hill, all of whom are deeply inter
ested in the dissemination of knowledge
among the masses. I had almost forgotten~
what I set out to do. An organ, two violins
and a flute discoursed soft sweet melodies,
whilst the scholars acquitted themselves in
their recitations, declamations, and dia
logues, in such a manner as to satisfiy the
most incredulous that care has been bestow
ed upon them. Capt. S. R. Chandler pre
ided with dignity and gracefully presented
each of the speakers.
After the exercises of the school were over,
the chairman introduced Prof. Thompson,
who delivered a chaste, beautiful, and well
prepared address upon the subject, "South
Carolina; past, present, and future." The
learned speaker gave evidence of great re
search, as he contrasted the past with the
present, and drew beautiful pictures of the
tutre greatness of our beloved old Carolina.
He was followed by Rev. 31r. Gleaton with an
address upon education, in which he forci
bly reminded his hearers of the probability
of the negro outstripping his white competi
tor in the race of lite, taking the higher
ground that knowledge is power, and tat
the negro race was making greater efforts
and sacrifices than the whites, that their
children should procure an education.
Capt. Bradham, being ever ready, was called
upon, and from the upturned faces and
open mouths, I imagine he completely cap
tivated his audience. Your correspondent
promised them a speech upon some future
And now, Mr. Editor, I close by saying
that if ever you are passing in that land of
plenty you will find the latch string lhang
ng on the outside of Cei~ey door, and within
a generous and unstinted hospitality will
be extended. X.
A Sabbath-breaking Judge.
There is one thing that should be strong
ly impressed upon the minds of all young
people and that is the vital importance of a
proper observance of the Sabbath.
We know of nothing that has so strong a
tenncy to the utter corruption and de
moralization of people as a disregard for
the Sabbath day, for with this disregard
there coes a disregard for all things holy
The way to impress upon the minds of
the young the great importan ce of this mat
ter is for people in prominent positions to
set the example. Preaching upon this sub
ject will do but little good so long as the ex
ample of pecople of position and influence is
set the other way. Recently in Sumter
there was the shocking spectacle of a Judge
of our high Court holding Court on Sunday.
It was a shameful violation of the Sabbath
day that all right thinking people will pro
The convenience of the Jndge. jury, and
one or two lawyers is not to be considered,
and is no justification or excuse.
It was a shame upon our boasted Chris
tian civilization, and a fearful example to
the young, of a disregard for the Sabbath
day-and we sincerely trust that such a
thing will never occur in our midst again.
The tenency of the times is too much to
ward a disregard for the Sabbath any way.
and when men in "high places" will not
respect the Sabbath what are we to expect?
Manning Building and Loan Association.
There is a good deal of talk in our town
of organizing a Building and Loan Associa
tion, and as there are a great many who do
not understand the workings of such an as
sociation, we publish the following, gather
ed largely from the Marlboro Chronide,
for information. These assoeia'ons
are very popular throughout the
State, and are of great benefit to
any community. We expect one will
be organized in Manning this fall, with
about five or sim hundred shares. That
would mean about $500 or SC00 expended
every month in this town and community
for the purpose of building neat and sub
stantial cottages;and in addition to these
several hundred dollars let lose every
month, benefiting our mechanics and mar
chants, it means also that by paying but little
more than ordinary rent, in a few years one
gets ownership, good titles, to a home g
The object of these associations is to as
cumulate a fund by the receipt of assess
ments and otherwise so as to assist the
members in business, and enable them to
purchase for themselves respectively such
property as they may desire.
The association is a mutual benefit and
Each share of stock is one dollar a month,
paid in monthly, during the term of the
company's existence. The number of shares
is anywhere between one hundred and
The entire amount paid in each month
is put up at the monthly meetings of the
stockholders, and loaned to the highest
bidder or bidders among them at a premi
um. This premium is deducted from the
gross amount bid for, and the member bid
ding receives the balance; and is required
to secure the association for the advance by
a mortgage on real estate or by bond and
undoubted collaterals, as may be approved
by the president and board of directors.
Each stockholder is allowed to bid for
two hundred dollars on each share he holds,
and after he has borrowed, pays, in addi
tion to his regular monthly dues of one dol
lar per share, six per cent. per annum on
the gross amount for which he bids. This
interest is paid in monthly, with the regular
installments, and will be found in every
instance to be equal in amount to the
monthly dues on the shares borrowed on.
The association winds up when it is able
to divide two hundred dollars to each share
of stock. At this final division the stock
holder who has secured an advance is
debited in his account with the association
with the premium. Thus, if owing ten
shares he has bid for two thousand dollars
at a premium, of forty. He receives twelve
hundred dollars at the time he bids, and
this in the winding up is accounted a full
settlement of his interest in the association.
Purchasing property through the associa
tion differs from the ordinary mode, inas
much as it does not require one half or one
third of the purchase money in cash. The
association loans to the full value of the
property purchased and mortgaged, and all
that is required from the time. of borrowing
to pay off the principal and interest is two
dollars per share monthly, one dollar month.
ly dues and one dollar interest, until the
association winds up its business.
Every stockholder has a voice in the
management of the business, and enjoysop
portunities from time to time, of hearing
how its affairs are managed. He is practi
cally assured against loss, as the institution
rests upon the strongest possible securies,
mostly real estate. Experience has proved
these associations to be as secure as money
ed institutions can be.
Few well managed associations take s0
long a period to wind up as eight years and
two months, at the end of which time, in an
association with 2,000 shares, $282,445.98
should be paid in, and should yield $403,
493.80. This allows a large margin for ex
penses and losses. If wound up in a short
er time, the amount paid in would be less
and the profits of course greater..
The following example will show the ad
vantages over the ordinary mode of borrow
Ten shares at a preminm of forty will net
the borrower $1,200.
On this amount the association would re
quire the payment of ten dollars monthly as
dues for shares, say,7 y'rs $840
Seven years' interest on
$2,000, the ain't bid for 840 $1,680
Loan made in the ordinary way.
Interest at ten per cent. for
seven years 8,40 2,040
Balanee in favor of borrow
ing from the association $360
At the end of seven years his mortgage
for $2,000 will be released to him as his
share in the winding up, and he will have
saved $360 by borrowing from the associa
To those who do not wish to buy or build,
but simply wish an investment, we need
only say that the investment is not only
secure, but most convenient for those who
have small sums to invest from the proceeds
of salaries or professions, enabling small
monthly payments to be at once put out at
a paying interest.
The shares are transferable, and may be
disposed of by the owner, or used as col
laterals in bank-generally on favorable
Many persons, in almost every city in the
United States, owe their ownership of a roof
over their heads, a home for themselves and
their families, from which they cannot be
ejected, to their membership in a Building
and Loan Association.
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