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THE MANNING TES.
Published Every Wednesday.
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S. A. NETTLES,
Manning, S. C.
Wednesday, July 11, 1888.
The friends of the Hon. H. H. NEWTON,
appreciating his past public services re
spectfuy nominate him as a candidate for
Congress, subject to the action of the Dem
ocratic party. May 22, 1888.
Mr. GEORGE W. DARGAN of Darlington
is hereby announced as a candidate for re
election to Congress from the Sixth Con
gressional District, subject to the action of
the Democratic party.
l'OR 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, 'edging myself to abide the action of
the on.e party.
DANL 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.
The many friends of Mr. J. H. JOHN
,SON believing him to be fully competent,
and thoroughly gualified to fill the office
of County Commissioner, beg leave to pre
sent his name as a candidate for that office,
subject to the action of the Democratic par
ty of Clarendon County.
FOR THE LEGISLATURE.
The friends of Hon. J. E. TINDAL here
by present him for re-election to the House
We are hereby authorized to announce A.
LEVIs a candidate for the Legislature,
subject to the action of the Primary.
Resolved, that the Friendship Democratic
,dub having learned with profound grt
freation and pride, that their worthy flow
citizen, that parotic and public spirited
gaatleman, Cc.JNO. 0. BROCK, has, at
the solicitation of the voters of this county,
onsented to become a candidate for a seat
:in the Halls of the General Assembly, do
bereby pledge him our cordial and unani
mos support for the same.
-I.r Name in Print.
-..ol. H. L. Benbow is in town.
---Miss Leila Gallachat is visiting in For
-W. F. Dargan, Esq., of Darlington, was
in town last Monday.
-Mrs. W. T. Brantley, of Cheraw, is vis
iting Mrs. H. A. Lowry.
-Mrs. E. Elias, and Miss Mary Morris,
of Augusta, is visiting their sister, Mrs. Ea
. -Baylia Earle, son of Attorney General
Earle, of Sumter, has been regularly admit
ted to West Point.
-..Cadets A. C. Davis and A. M. rails
ford who have been attending the Charles
ton Citadel, are at home on vacation.
Mrs.Martha Rhame, widow of the late
Col. John C. Rhame, died last Thursday
evening, July 5th, a' the residence of her
son, Jos. 3. Rhame.
Mrs. Rhame was in her seventy-third
year, and had been sick a long time. Just
three weeks before her death, she had im
proved sufficien~tly to be brought to Man
ning,. as it was thought the change would
benefit her. She did well for a few days,
then grew worse again, then got much bet
ler. Snewas taken worse again last Wed
nesday, but was not considered dangerous
)y ill. Thursday her pulse was very high,
and only at few minutes eefore she died it
was eighty beats to the minute. Her death
wnas very sudden. She died of gastritis.
Her body was carried to Lynchburg, where
she wasnburied by the side of her husband,
and near the grave of her youngestson (Ed
Ehame) whom she hadlovedso devotedly,
ad who died but three-months ago.
Mrs. Rhame had for more than a half
century-been a consistent member of the
Methodist church, and had exemplified
the life of-a- true, devoted,- Christian wo
man, who-was not afraid to meet dath.
Give the Guards a Chance.
Mn. EDrron:-Allow me apace in your pa
per to eneeurage our boys, the Manning
Geards, in perfecting themselves preparato
ry to their encampment- this summer at
Greenville.: Last summerlI was at Spartan
burg and felt proud of them. I heard sev
eral parties high in position say that the
Manning Guards was the cemek company at
the Encampment. Now let- the merchants
dlose their stores at 6 r. m Tuesdays and
Bridays cf each week before the Encamp.
ment, and-give the boys two hours to drill
and let every member of the company turn
out and perfect themselves so that again
this summer we may feel proud of them.
The time is short; ornly two weeks remain
for preparation. Let us make a long pull,
a strong pl.and apull altogether, and send
the Guard to Greenville second to none in
the tRe. X Y. P.
BtxPackng. Oils;- and Y3 supplies
geeal;loest prices, also-af . seond--hand
GinsanPresss. Lorict & oence, Colum
Four new candidates this week.
M. Levi sells ladies' mitts at 7
cents a pair.
Our barber who has been off' to
Darlington on a week's rest is back
A protracted meeting will begin at
the Manning Baptist church next
The Manning base ball club went
to Kingstree yesterday to play a
Rev. A. Coke Smith, D. D., of Wof
ford College, will preach next Satur
day and Sunday at Jordan.
Mr. - Trescott, of this place, has
a chicken with three legs. One of
the legs has only one toe to it.
It is expected that Dr. A. Coke
Smith will preach in the Methodist
church in this place, next Sunday
Miss Alice Connor has been ap
pointed the beneficiary cadet to the
Winthrop Training School, from Clar
For twelve new cash subscribers, we
will give a copy of the latest edition
of Webster's unabridged dictionary,
publisher's price $12.
Dave Tucker favors our readers
with a letter this week. The grand
jury has been after him, and he "ex
plains away" the charges.
The survivors of the Manning
Guard will meet in Manning, Satur
day morning, July 21st. All the
members are urged to attend.
At a meeting of the Good Tem
plars last week, Mr. J. Harry Lesesne
was elected delegate to the Grand
Lodge, which meets in Bamberg, the
Very low railroad rates to the
Greenville Encampment. The mili
tary will be charged only $3.50 for
round trip tickets from Manning.
Citizen's tickets will be $7.50.
Rev. A. Coke Smith will deliver an
address on education at Jordan next
Saturday morning. Dr. Smith is a
remarkably fine speaker, and a treat
is in store for all who hear him.
A match game of base ball was
played last Saturday evening between
the Live Oak and Packsville clubs, on
the ground of the latter. The Live
Oaks won the game by a score of
15 to 9
Mr. M. Kalisky is a candidate for
patronage and guarantees to sell gro
ceries to all candidates cheaper than
they can buy any where else. His
bright smile and and cheerful wel
come will be sure to cause his elec
The convention and its visitors last
Monday were so boisterous that it
was thought a few policeman would
have to be brought in to keep order.
Every body was in a good humor, but
it was so hot that the people wouldn't
keep their seats, or keep their mouth
There is a call for candidates to ex
press their views on subjects pertain
ing to the offices for which they are
running. Our columns are open to
all for the expression of such views,
and to those whose announcements
are published in the Tmms we will
publish their views free of charge.
For twenty-five new subscribers, ac
companied by the cash, we will give
a handsome new Singer sewing ma
chine, improved, with latest and best
attachments. The machine is sold by
Moses Levi for $25 cash. This is
an extraordinary offer. The machine
can be seen at any time in the
No town in the State, from the
mountains to the ocean, can boast of
prettier trees, better drained streets,
purer and more refreshing water than
Manning. The health of the town is,
and for the past six years has been, ex
cellent-no mountain town could
boast of a better record. Our water,
fresh from the town pumps, is cool
and refreshing, and satiates thirst.
Our natural advantages are many.
Now that the Eutawville railroad is
hastening to completion and will soon
be in opperation through one of the
finest belts of timber in the State,
saw mills will be next in order. Cam
meron and Barkley Company, of
Charleston, keep constantly on hand
the largest stock of saw and grist
mill supplies in the State, together
with a full line of wagons, carts, cot
ton presses, rubber and leather belt
Sumter's Jewelry Palace, C. I Hoyt
& Bro., of Sumter, are offering great
inducements in watches, clocks, and
jewelry of all kinds. Now is the time
to make your purchase while money
is scarce and prices consequently
low. If you want your clock fired,
or your watch repaired, send to C. I.
Hoyt & Bro., whose reliability is well
known, and who will do your work
at the lowest price, and guarantee
One of the penitentiary guards had
five convicts at work on an island in
the Congaree last Monday. When
they got ready to return to the peni
tentiary, and as the guard, J. P. Rea
gin, was getting into the boat, two of
the convicts seized the guard, took
his rifle and pistol from him, and
made him promise to keep quiet un
til they crossed the river. At the re
quest of the guard, they allowed one
of the other convicts to go with them
to bring the boat back. When the
boat returned, the guard and other
three conviets went back to the pen
itentiary. These convicts were long
term ones, two of those refusing to
run off being in the penitentiary for
life. Rewards have been offered for
the escaped convicts. It sounds to
us like earlessness.
South Carolina will doubtless compare fa
vorably-with any other State if not excel
any other, in its number of high grade col
leges: Outside of Charleston, -with its num
ber of- well kno.n institutions, and the
ISouth-Garolina Coitege, -there are four de
nominatonal iristitutions. This -speaks
The Farmers' Association met last
Saturday in the court house. There
was a large attendance. The meeting
was called to order by Mr. L. H. De
Schamps, president. According to
motion at last meeting, the following
officers were elected: S. R. Chandler
and T. J. M. Davis, vice presidents;
R J. Holladay, treasurer; J. E. Tin
dal, J. E. Davis, D. J. Bradham, C. S.
Land, F. P. Cooper, D. W. Gamble,
B. H. Belser, R. F. Turner, and T. J.
Cole, executive committee.
The necessity of a hall was discuss
ed, and the executive committee was
requested to take the matter into con
sideration. It is also desired to have
a fair building erected. Capt. D. J.
Bradham moved that this association
urge upon the State the adoption of
the Clemson bequest, and the motion
was unanimously adopted. Mr. Tin
dal made an interesting speech of a
half hour on the need of an agricul
The Association will meet again the
first Saturday in August.
To the Ladies of Clarendon.
Having just replenished my stock
with a fresh supply of summer goods,
comprising every article in the notion
and dry goods line, I am prepared to
furnish my lady customers with all
the accoutrements of their summer
paraphernalia at prices that defy all
competition. Dress patterns, hats,
scarfs, mitts, parasols, fans, slippers,
together with every variety of under
wear, are now being sold at the low
est possible prices at the store of F.
Levi, Sumter, S. C.
Don't Change Just for a Change.
The Winnsboro Sews and Herald says:
"Unless officers have been derelict in their
duties we see no reasen for radical meas
ures, either in State or county politics, un
less there is some valid reason therefor.
If our officers, both State and county, have
been faithful, what's the use of a change ?"
The Whipping Post.
The Charleston grand jury are persisting
in their demand that the whipping post
should be brought into requisition in the
case of wife beaters. The Greenville News
goes one step further, and hints that the
whipping post could be used in many ott
er ways to great advantage. Both are right
as far as they go, but they do not go tar
enough. That mode of punishment should
be used in all crimes, which are not peni
tentiary offenses. We should have no
"commitments to jail for ten, twenty, or
thirty days." It is not right that the people
should be taxed to support a man who has
committed a crime. In the penitentiary
they are made to almost support themselves
by work, while in jail they are but an en
cumbrance upon the taxpayers of the coun
Ashamed of his Name.
Cmonr ox S. C., July 7, 1888.-The
last act of the Bond cases probably
was consummated in Court this morning.
Sir. Jno. 0. Bond, the only adult male
member of the Bond family who was not
criminally involved in the insurance frauds,
although his father and brothers had col
lected a fraudulent policy on his life by
means of falsely sworn certificates of his
death, came into Court and asked that in
view of what had recently transpired his
ame be changed. The following are the
salient points of the petition:
"Petitioner was born at Savannah, Ga.,
September, 26. 1862, his parents being Jno.
enry Bond and ,Tulia Purse Bond. That
he has resided here since January 1, 1865.
That his father, Jno. Henry Bond, and his
brothers, Jas. P. and Thomas Bond. have at
the late term of Court been convicted of
rime and sentenced to the penitentiary,
thus rendering the family name infamous,
wherefore he prays that he may be allowed
to change his name from John Oliver Bond
to John Oliver Wesner, that being the fami
ly name of his maternal grandmother."
The followin g order was made on this
"On hearing- the foregoing petition it is
ordered that tlie prayer thereof be granted
nd that the petitioner be lhreafter known
s John Oliver Wesner. J. J. Nonro,
His Imn zagination Eilled Him.
Rznonwar, :3. 0., July 7.-J. B. Balch, a
young white m an, 22 f'ears of age, died yes
terday of hydr~ophobia, resulting fiom the
bite of a cat. .Balch was born and raised in
York County, .near Rock Hill. and for some
time pathad been in charge of R. H. Corn
well's plantation, fifteen miles Northeast of
idgeway, on thie Wateree Biver, in Fair
field County. One day last fall, while on a
visit to his homt3 in York County, he espied
a handsome cat in the side of a road along
which he was wailking, which ha thought
would make an acoceptable present for 'is
sister. He approiached the cat, which seem
ed perfectly docil'e and permitted him to
take it in his han.ds without offering resis
tance; but 'ts soon as in was lifted from the
ground it becam e furious and bit Balch
through the hand. Balch killed the cat and
went on his way,, thinking no more of the
matter. With th e exeption of a sore hand
for a few days h e experienced no ill effects
from the bite, an d had dismissed the mat
ter from his min d.
On Thursday morning of last week Balch
was taken suddenuly ill, experiencing great
difficulty in br eathing. Dr. Lmnder was
summoned, but by the time he arrived the
young man was unable to swallow anything,
and soon went i3nto violent convulsions, ex
ibiting all the s ymptoms of hydrophobia.
Convulsion folio wed convulsion, and the
physician's skill was powerless to relieve
his sufferings. When not in a convulsion
he was perfectly rational, and piteously beg
ged his friends and attendants to kill him
and put an end to his sufferings. His par
oxysms were so -violent that he had to be
kept tied hand and foot all the time. He
lingered in intense agony a week, until Fri
day evening, when death came to his relief.
Mr. Balch was a highly esteemed and an ex
emplary young .1 can.
At the competitive examination for the
Winthrop Training School scholarships for
Sumter county, there were four applicants.
The successful ap plicants were Miss Lucy
Wilson, who secured the ?150 scholarship,
and Miss Hanna h Lee Fraser, who was
awarded the other, which provides tuition
Both Presidentiat candidates are Presby
terians. President Cleveland is a Presby
terian. the son of a Presbyterian minister,
and Gen. Harrison, who wants to be Pres
ident in his place. is another Presbyterian,
who has risen to the rank of elder' in the
Presbyterian Church. President Cleveland
does niot take the ;sacramnents of his faith.
Gen. Harrison is in. full communion of the
saints according to the requirements of the
The national d'ebt, less cash in the treas
ury, on Saturday was $1,165,584,656,. being
a reduction during the month of June of
14429,502. This brings the total reduc
tion of the debt for the fiscal year eniding
June 30 up to $130,844,080. It leaves a-net
cash balance cif $103:220,464, which-is an
increase despite the purchase of- botids.
The statement of'the treasurer shows that
there -has been expended alreadyr for pre
Fragments From Foreston.
FonnsToN, July 10.-The picnic given by
the Foreston Base Ball club at Martin's
Lake on July 4th was quite a nice affair.
We left here about 9 o'clock, arriving at
Lake about 10, when general amusement
began. Boat rides, fishing, etc., was the or
der of the morning. The grounds are large,
and the crowd was so much scattered that it
seemed impossible to get the picnickers to
gether so that our candidates (a number of
whom were present) could have a chance to
address them. Passing by one squad we
saw a man, we presume the orator of the
day, mounted upon a log, and halting a
moment we heard him exclaim: "Ladies,
gentlemen, fellow citizens: A thousand
hogs have died to-day in freedom's cause,
for this is our national anniversary-the
birthday of our glorious republic ; the day
upon which we may gratefully contemplate
our national privileges," etc. I cannot give
his speech verbatim, but will express the
opinion, "he was getting there."
In due course of time dinner was an
nounced, which was all the most fastidious
could wish. After dinner the game came
on, and was really exciting. It resulted in a
score of 12 to 15 in favor of the Wee Nees.
Our boys took their defeat bravely, and
lustily cheered their Kingstree brethren.
Another game was played here on Satur
day last between Foreston and Juneville.
The score stood 23 to 25 in favor of For
The colored people have recently built a
neat church and parsonage in the lower
part of the town, for which they deserve
much credit. Too much credit cannot be
given to B. S. Prince, the foreman of the
board and leader of the enterprise.
We are now having hot weather and dry.
Crops generally are poorer than we have
in several years-a few exceptions however
-Maj. Land's corn is as fine as can be.
Our Panola Letter.
Psorn, July 9.-When one wants to go
to a picnic all he has to do is to get in his
buggy and go. We found this to be our
condition on the 4th of July. For several
weeks the TImEs favored the picnic at "Mar
tins Lake." Like any other inquisitive
person, we felt an inclination to set sail for
the picnic grounds. The sun was as hot as
we had ever felt, in fact the day was disa
greeable, so there were .murmurings about
the heat from every sida. Before we reached
the lake, we were informed by a colored
gentleman that the picnic was corresponded
meaning it had been postponed. This was
a stunner. To retrace 25 miles which we
had ridden was a burden too great to bear,
and it got next to us. However, that gen
ial personage, Dr. A. J. White, in the mean
time drove up and informed us that such
was not the case. You can imagine how
our soul was uplifted. The cloud dispersed
from gloom to joy, and the whole of our
fears vanished like a pebble, for it was a
4th of July which will long be remembered
by the writer.
There were local misunderstandings,
which is always to be regretted, that pre
vented many from going. Men must ride
their hobby-horses in everything. "I must
be the bell sheep or no sheep at all." That
seemed to be the only trouble with the Mar
tin's lake picnic. But with such men as
Maj. Land, Cantey, Walters, White, and
Barnes, the Rev. Mr. Porter to back them,
anything in a short time can be arranged.
Too much praise cannot be bestowed on
these gentlemen in their noble efforts to car
ry out, if not in the whole, partially the pro
gram published in the TnhIs. A prettier
place could not be selected for a picnic
ground. The dense forest, with big shady
trees made the ground picturesque, and the
most lovely imaginable. The dinner au
perintended by that noble Roman Maj.
Land, conducted by his two right hand
lieutenants, Samuel Barnes and Ben Can
tey, with a long table spread under the big
oaks filled with every substantial from bar
becued mutton, roast pig, turkey, ham, rice,
chicken-pie, cake, only is an illustration of
the magnificent outline of the culinary art
furnished for the occasion by the good la
dies of Foreston. Ice cool water was in
abundance which tended to quench the
raging thirst and to mitigate the heat from
the sweltering sun. Little, big, and old
seemed to enjoy the day, the dinner, and the
occasion. The very thing that was said
must not be done was done-the game of
base ball. This was interesting in the
afternoon. The Wee Nee's of Kingstree and
the Foreston's were each dressed in beautiful
costumes. The Foreston club labored un
der disadvantageous circumstances in the
absence of two of their best players. As
the game advanced the Wee Nee's tightened
up and were victorious. The time came to
bid adieu to all that was lovely at Martin's
lake. As we made our homeward turn we
took in Foreston, "the village of corn." .1
voice the sentiment of every impartial mind
who visits Foreston, that they are the cham
pion corn growers of the State. But how is
it possible they grow such magnificent corn?
The question is easily answered, work
and manure. This is the only secret. As
a general thing the crops in the lower por
tion of the County are rmneh better than at
Panola. The drought up here is beginning
to be seriously felt. We have had no rain
in six weeks. Corn is failing to such an
extent that great apprehension is felt for
the future. The rain in the spring dam
aged crops. Cotton suffered from too much
rain. It needed hot sun, but for the last
week it begins to alarm every one. Our
farmers are down in the mouth. There is
no possible chance for corn to yield more
than half a crop. But I am reminded of the
length of this letter, the compositor's anath
ema during this hot spell. TOM.
Hnznqua~rzas MIA.ssro Guanus,
Manning, July 9th, 1888.
Srxcw. OmRn No. 10.
You are hereby ordered to assemble in
front of the Court House on Friday the 13th
and 20th insts. at 64 o'clock P. M. in full
uniform for special instructions in refer
ence to the Greenville Encampment.
It is absolutely necessary that all who in
tend going to Greenville should be present.
All guns, brasses, and buttons must be
cleaned as there will be a rigid inspection
on both occasions. By order of
LOUIS APPELT, A. LEVI,
1st Serg't. :Captain.
If you have never had a goo cure of r
self,trj W. A. Redding,of ia; to i
makingpictures bj a newo and superior process.
His weork is recognized as anmong the v:ery best
Rises to Explain and Corrects the Records.
EDITon MANNING TImms:-All the other
fellows have had their say who were struck
by the Grand Jury's bat, and I reckon it's
about time for me to explain, or my silence
might be taken as an admission of guilt of
the grave charges the Grand Jury brought
against me in their recent Presentment to
the last term of the court.
I never was more surprised and mortified
in my life when they presented me thusly:
"We regret to present Dave Tucker, a cit
izen of this county, for general laziness, it
having come to the knowledge of this Jury
that he spends the greater part of his time
fishing in the mill pond, thereby allowing
the grass by his neglect to destroy his crops.
Such conduct is very reprehensible, and
tends to encourage habits of idleness in the
young and rising generations."
This foul blot upon my character I repel
as a vile slander on my good name that was
once, until like a fool I ran for an office two
years ago when it was torn all to smas'li by
my opponent; but since then I have sorter
patched it up somewhat, and I don't want
these patches to rip by your presentment.
While I will not exactly say your state
ment is false in every particular, "from
Dan to Besheeba," yet it plays sad havoc with
I do not care to tackel a Grand Jury: it's
a dangerous experiment and one to be
avoided, for they always go loaded, and you
don't know when and where the firing is to
begin and when it will cease. Therefore 1
am disposed to deal gently with them, yet I
must defend myself but will do so in the
mildest terms possible.
I must confess gentlemen, that there is a
little-just a little truth in what you say. It
appears to me that I am constitutionally
averse to hoeing cotton in the hot sun.
This is not laziness, however, only a'person
al indifference to manual labor. It is so ex
hilerating to rest in the shade when you are
not particularly tired, enjoying the balmy
breezes and inhaling the sweet fragrance of
the rose and wild honey-suckle. These in
nocent passtimes however do not prevent
the grass from growing, and my observa
tions lead me to the conclusicn that 'tis the
most prolific crop in existence. When con
templating its rapid and extensive growth I
oftimes have a far off wish that every sprig
of it was confined exclusively to the Desers
of Sahara, at least that portion that I have
But about this character business. Gen
tlemen, I can't see where there is any idle
ness in fishing. It is generally the hardest
kind of work. I have frequently dug up a
quarter of an acre of branch land in good
order to plant rice hunting worms, then
fished hard all day and only caught a couple
of eels and cat fish. On the other hand it
requires "eternal vigilance" and much pa
tience to rope in a respectable mess of fish,
and for the life of me I can't see where the
charge of laziness comes in. Any one who
secures by his own exertion a string of pike
and jack pays double price for them in
down right hard work.
And now, gentlemen, what effect my fish
ing has on the industrial habits of the
"young and rising generation" I cant see,
for the greatest torment Ihave when fishing
is a parcel of boys fishing around me.
They catch nothing and assist others in do
ing the same thing. I recon, though, they,
get 16ts of fun out of it.
Then if their habits are no more contam
inated than by the example set before them
by my fishing I predict that they one and
all will at no distant day fill responsible
positions in the State from Constable down
Now, gentlemen, having fully vindicated
myself to my entire satisfaction from the
vile aspersions charged against me by your
honorable body, I will say in conclusion,
that the lakes in Douglass swamp are in fine
trim for pike fishing, and if you will spend
a day with me in this sport I will guarantee
that you will never, no never, again attrib
ute idleness to one engaging in that pleas
ant pastime. Yours truly,
The Wilson and Summerton Railroad.
Wnaooss, S. C., July 9th, 1888..-Mr. Ed
itor:-My attention has just been called to
a communication in your paper of June
the 20th over the nom de plume of "Anon"
from Summerton, in which the writer states
that the A. C. Line had made a sur
vey from Wilson's Mill to Summerton,
thereby conveying the impression
that the A. C. Line had an interest in
my business. For the information of
"Anon" and all others who may have
been laboring under a similar delusion, I
wish to state that the A. C. Line has never
made a survey from Wilson's Mill to Sum
merton, and that the only survey that was
made between the points mentioned was
made by myself. Hoping that this state
ment will set at rest the prevaling Summer
ton idea, originated by "Anon," that the
A. C. Isne is endeavoring to reach out to
ward Summerton over my right-of-way, I
am respectfully, THOMAS WILSON.
Notes from Jordan.
JoEDA2, JULY 5.-Yesterday was a very
pleasant day, and work on the farms, gen
erally, was suspended in honor of the day
which is most dear to every true American
citizen. I spent the day in Santee Swamp,
-ot for the purpose that Gen. Marion use
to visit that place, but for the pleasure of
fishing, and I was favored with luck to
catch a fine mess.
We have been having fine rains for the
last few days which was very much needed,
especially by the corn, which was about
gone up the spout. But it has taken a
fresh hold, and some of it is looking fine
not as fine as Capt. R. R. Hudgins's.
The cotton crops are fine, though they
22. been a little retarded by the cool
nights which we have been recently having.
A protracted meeting will take place at
Jordan Sunday the 8th, which is expected
to continue through the next week. A large
attendance is expected. M.
Could not Wait for the Trial.
The case of the United States against
Mary Conyers, for defrauding the pension
bureau, was postponed last Friday until
the next session of court. One of the chief
reasons for this continuance was the ab
sence of one of the principals in the alleged
fraud, Benjamin Li. Goswdy. Gowdy is
from Williamsburg county. He was under
bo'd to appear at the trial. He appeared,
but also disappeared as soon as the grand
jurf returned a true bill. Judge Simonton
has issued a bench warrant for him, and
the United States marshal has men on his
Bright Outlook for Woford College.
Prof. A. Cokio Smnith, president of the
Wofford College Alumni Association, in ac
cordance with a resolution adopted at the
recent meeting of that association, has ap
pointed the executive committee which con
sist of a president, vice president, a secre
tary, and three members resident in each
judicial circuit of South Carolina. The
duties of the Committee are to do all within
their power to advance the interest of Wof
ford College, to endeavor to bring about a
fraternal feeling among the alumni, to en
deavor to increase the patronage of the
College, and to organize county alumni as
sociations wherever they consider it advisa
ble.. The committee is also an advisory
board to the trustees and faculty of the
College. President Smith's appointment is
as follows :
H. H. Newton, of Marlboro, president.
John R. Abney, of New York, vice pres
E. W. Martin, of Atlanta, Secretary.
First circuit-Samuel Dibble, of Orange
burg, J. L. Weber, of Charleston, John E.
Wannamaker, of St. Matthew's.
Second circuit-John W. Holmes, of
Barnwell, Preston C. Johnson, of Colleton,
Dr. W. H. Lawton, of Hampton.
Third circuit-Dr. J. A. Mood, of Sum
ter, A. McP. Hambey, of Georgetown, S. A.
Nettles, of Clarendon.
Fourth circuit-G.W. Brown, of Darling
ton, C. A. Woods. of Mafion, C. N. Rogers,
Fifth circuit-L. P. Jones, of Edgefield,
Dr. E. K. Hurdint, of Lexington, J. G.
Clinkscales, of Richland.
Sixth circuit-G. W. Gage, of Chester,
F. A. Gilbert, of York, J. L. Glenn, of
Seventh circuit-J. B. Cleveland, of
Spartanburg, J. G. Rice, of Union, W. L.
Gray, of Laurens.
Eighth circuit-J. C. Klugh, of Abbeville,
George E. Prince, of Anderson, and L. K.
Clyde, of Greenville.
Prof. Smith is meeting with generous re
sponses to his call upon the alumni for pe
cuniary assistance. The work has begun
and nearly $7,000 of good subscriptions
have been obtained.
Prof. Smith is just beginning his sam
mer campaign. His first appointment
since the recent commencement was at
Bishopville, a thriving town in Sumter
county, where $875 was added to the
funds of the College. His success was
something phenominal, and encourages
him to expect much from the rest of the
The outlook for the College from every
point of view was never brighter than at
present. In closing a letter to a gentleman
in Spartanburg, Prof. Smith says "The
contract for the repairs of the College has
been awarded, and I expect within two
weeks to give the contract for erecting
'Alumni Hall.' This we propose to make a
good and sightly building, We must hold
our next banquet in the new building.
You will be glad to know that we have the
names of about thirty applicants for our
next freshman class."
Common Sense Prevails.
The Herald has printed columns on col
umns of interviews on current politics, and
we give more space to them this morning.
It is instructive to feel of the people's
pulse-politicians, preachers, merchants,
Wall street bulls and bears and the numer
ous classes and grades of wage earners.
Moreover, it is the mission of a great news
paper to allow all sides to have their full
say-republicans, democrats, labor organ
izations, prohibitionists, and even the
small army of cranks who have a patent
lever, double back action method ofitaking
the world by the nape of the neck and
slinging it into the millennium in the
twinkling of an eye.
And you have noticed one peculiarity in
all these interviews, perhaps--no, two pe
culiarities. First, a profound sense of
grateful relief because the campaign is to
be fought on issues instead of personalities.
The candidates are all beyond the reach
of billingsgate and vituperation. There is
no reason to impeach either their ability or
their integrity. We shall therefore have a
clean discussion of a grave subject.of na
tional importance, and on that fact we con
gratulate each other.
Another is that so many have, for the
time at least, overstepped mere party lines,
and propose to decide the question on its
merits. Party bigotry gives way to the gen
eral welfare. If aman believes in high taxes
he will vote the republican ticket, whatever
his former afmiations have been, and if
he believes that low taxes are the need of
the hour and that abig surplus is a wrong
done to the people, a block on the wheels
of trade, a drag on the country, he will vote
with the democrats and have done with it.
It looks as though we might have a very
agreeable time between now and November.
-New York Herald.
Movements of the Military.
In relation to the transportation of the
various companies that will attend the
Greenville Military encampment the follow
ing statement has been issued from the of
ice of the Adjutant and Inspector General :
The Charleston military companies will
leave early in the morning of the 23 inst.
At Sumter General James and Colonel Auld
and other officers, with the companies from
Bennettsville, Darlington, Manning and
Sumter, will be taken urp, and all proceed
direct to the campground, taking up no
more troops en route.
At Columbia the Governor's staff, with
General Richbourg commanding Second
Brigade, Col. Marshall, Col. Wright and all
other officers and companies concentrating
at that point, will take the ordinary Green
ville train and picking up all companies on
their way, arrive about one hour later than
the Charleston train.
All parties will provide themselves with
dinner for that day, as it will be impossi
ble to obtain meals for so many.
Grand Lodge of Good Templars.
SuirEB, July 7.-The next session of
the Grand Lodge of the Independent Or
der of Good Templars of South Carolina
will be held in Bamberg, S. C., Tuesday,
As this is the first meeting of onr Grand
Lodge since the ratification of the union of
the R. WV. G. Lodge of the World at Sara
toga last year, it is of unusual importance.
The Bamberg brethren will give a cor
dial welcome to all who attend; and a large
meeting is earnestly desired.
Our order is steadily advancing through
out the world. Its membership ziow, in
round numbers, is 700,000, with 15,000
subordinate lodges, and the Grand Lodge
of South Carolina, as a part of this vest
army of Christian workers, should do its
full share in the effort to lift up the fallen
and save others from falling.
W. F. RH.&Mi G. S.
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go. The upper circles of Washington soci
ety have been thrown into a flutter of excite
ment by the announcement that Mrs. Cleve
land has abandoncd the bustle. Last week
she drove in and received a few friends at
the White House. The ladies who called
could hardly believe the evidence of their
own eyes when they observed the entire ab
sence of the customary bustle. They look.'
d again, however, and saw that their first
impressions had been correct-Mrs. Cleve
land was bustleless. No remarks were
made on either side, but it is comparatively
certain that now that Mrs. Cleveland has
abandoned the bustle the rest of feminine
upper-tendom in Washington will lose no
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