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TIM X?NIG TES.
S. A. NETTLES, Editor.
WEMDESAY, September 12,1888.
The people of the State will have
snubmitted to them in the election
next November the privilege of voting
on a change in our State constitution,
as to whether the School Commis
uioner's office shall be an appoint
ive cnes or remain as it now stands.
This s an imvortant subject, and
wel does it merit the most earnest
investigation and support of the
The education of our children is
the one paramount consideration, in
which is wrapped the destiny of the
8Sie, . the elevation of society, yea,
tberpcesiige of the white race. Only
those best qualified should hold a po
aition where skill as a teacher and
learing as a man are the indispen
ushi reguisites. But before a popu
lar eleobon it is not always possble
to accomplish this. -The selection of
a&hool Commissioner is'now made
-by bsllot,and often not so much with
regard to his merits -as a school"offi
eer, but to some personal traits,.popu
laity,:or perhaps his need of the -sal
ary.- This is a-matter of too grave im
port to- allow such feelings to sway
the better judgment, when di
rested against our best interests.
The ommisioner should be appoint.
ewrithw sle reference tohis charac
ter ,ompetency, and fitness to dis
cbage the duties; and when removed
beyond the vicissitudes of the ballot
bor, be can advance the standard of
his schools, without the deadly in
cubus now hanging over the con
missioner who stands often tremb
ing in the discharge of his duties,
Sesin some luckless moment he may
eadn the powerful Mr. A., or the
vindictive Mr. B., and lose his offi
The Bagging Trust.
The farmers this year have had, in
very many sections, series of misfor
tunes to befall them from storms and
goods, drought and rust. Standing
besvelyuptoallthese, at thelast comes
acombination of caitalists and man
ufacurers, who join their forces to
and ties in the whole country, and
doubling on the price. This has been
done after previously subjecting the
nfrtnate tiller of the soil, to arbi
eary requirements, as to what kind
ofcovering, the quantity to be used,
and the number of ties on each bale
of cotnn shipped. Having the in
zanne companies squarely at their
act, they were better enabled to
efect this outrage or the people.
With alof the precedent conditions
Sfully worked up, then they pounced
down upnthe only material, though
1rhich tefarmers could comply with
these high handed demands and say:
I4nwpour the millions into our tress
setioun of a day fertile with expedi
.mitaof eiey kid. But it is not be
the range of probabilities, that
seat will prove a boomerang, and
"tra in e the inventors."
72i. of the cotton
is nearing its end. They
iow prsented to them Ahodan
* er to which they lie exposed, and al
os abeetire press of the Cotton
Statesis aonding the alarm and urg
iun tem to take up every lawful
-oes of defence and proteton, not
cfr the future, but to meet and
test the feasibility of using
-ann~angelse than the baggingiin
of these compnis It may
be beyond te reach of rem
~ynow, but before another crop is
maade, there is -much that could be
demne-to relase the great staple of the
South from the heavy clutches of
those that now bid them defiance.
. The Flood last Week.
Et$wesk was one of the most re
a ilefor rainfall in the histor~y of
the' Stt. It rained all over the
State almost 'incessantly. All the
rivers are-full and overflowing. Crops
egeal kisllaad especially cotton, is
greatdy damaged. - Cotton in the
fields is rotting; and.the seeds in the
-cotton have-sprouted. Moriday
n we were shown some cotton
that had spronted 'in the boll, and
bad two leaves to the new plant! Nor
,sa it aaalted boll -The whole
field was so. Open cottori was ruin
ed... And so. with pease and other
crope. Our couinty alone bas lost
thousands of dollars. Yesterday ws
a bright sunshiny day, and it is to be
sincerely hoped the wet season is
* . Relies of Gen. 3loultrie.
lir: A. M. Brailsford, of this coun
ty; who is a lineal descendant of Gen.
Moultrie of the Revolution, has in his
posession a large collection of silver
ware, furniture, military equipage, and
papers of very great and priceless
value, not only as family relics, but of
'historical worth.. He has the Gener
al's original commissions, given him
at the-time, now yellow with age;
also the identical sword which was so
heroieally wielded in that great strug
gle for our liberties as a nation, and
which was never sheathed, until our
counftry's freedom was fully establish
- ~r~'~1 irecious remind
* .. *i inve fal
. For twelve new cash subscribers, we
will give a copy of the latest edition
of Webster's unabridged dictionary,
Consoles With Defeated Candidates, and
Lectures Them Free Gratis.
Come up here, all you fellows what
run for office and got left, and range
yourselves humble like on these front
benches; I want to sorter comfort you
all I can. Two years ago, I advised
some of you to steer clear of this
office running business, but it ap
pears you have not profited much by
it. For such I havn't got much sym
pathy, for you knowed better. Now
you fellows that are new hands at the
business. I accord to each and ev
ery one of you, my most profound
commiseration, and will try and ap
ply the oil of consolation to your
blasted ambition, in the hope that
you will profit by your sad experi
ence. It appears to me every time
we have a short crop, and 'tis election
year, that every chap thinks he must
have office and run for it, some of
whom know nothing of the legal re
quirements of the office he wants, and
is just about as competent to fill it,
as my old cow is to teach latin, yet,
notwithstanding all this, he gets mad
and curses every one if he is defeated.
This is all wrong, you will never get
office that way. No doubt some of
you now enjoy the fruit (bitter it
may be) of some indiscreet word or
action of yours, accruing years ago.
I hope not, and that your defeat was
cause entirely from the fact, that the
other fellow got the most votes. Then
again, I heard it whispered about
that some of you fellows lauded to
the uttermost your own virtues,. and
in the same breath spoke disparageing
ly of your opponent, and sometimes
what you said was not true. Now this
did not help you in the least; the aver
age voter can see through it all, and
judges that merit attained in the one
by an exhibition of the faults of an
other is questionable and generally
rebounds with disaster. Now I didn't
charge any of you with this, but it
might have happened. You see, there
fore, that there may be some damage
to character, that it will take you
some time to repair. No doubt you
are painfully aware of the fact that
you are not by half the respectable
men now, as before the canvass be
gan, but weep not, for by persistent
good behavior, you can, in the next
two years, patch the old affair up and
be in good trim to try your luck
again. I know you must feel sad and
lonely, but cheer up, this is a big
county and will manage to get along
some how without your vise coun
An appreciative public will make
just as much cotton and corn as they
ever did; will keep on paying taxes
and making roads just the same.
There will be just as many Sunday
school conventions and cross-road
fights as if you never had been born;
-so you see you are sorter no where.
What are you going to do about it?
Why, just go on in the same old beaten
paths; gather your crops, and pay
your leins like men. Prepare your
lands, and plant a big oat crop this
fall, and quit cursing this and that
fellow for not voting for you. Then
bury all prejudices and ill feeling,
and work as hard to elect your oppo
nent as you did for yourselves, and
when all is over with, we can have a
regular love feast, for "Ail's well that
But, bereaved friends, I have learn
ed some solid truths from this can
vass, and my observations thereof
teaches me thusly:
1st. That all the fools are not dead
yet, for I notice you all still survive.
2nd. That the fellows that hollera
the loudest are not those to carry
3rd. That the fellow that tells you
that if he can't do you any good will
do you no harm, will'vote and work
hard for your opponent.
And, lastly, I would advise esqh-and
every one of you to let politics aloneg
now and forever. It is an unknowz
quantity, composed of sounding brass
and tir~kling cymbals.
You are dimissed now, and can re.
tire to your respective homes, and ini
the bosom of your familes, I hope
you will find that sympathy and ap
preciation denied you in the late can
vass. DAVE TUCKER.
%-Its peeunnar effiacy Is due
'HOTHING makinl in componng as te
the imgredients themselves.
-ULKE IT : Takeit in time, It checks
aiseases Inthe ottor it
they be advaced wil prove a potentcure.
It takes the place of a
eriptiond All wo e~adFowos
seetgylive w i s ENEFIT'
and urefor n o~eBIieousness,
iesand Mental -Deprueson. No loss
* Je=W* "F n ost n-a
hocent and hrles.N dangrfo
arrhcea, Bowel ,Complaints, Feverish
es and Feverish Colds. Invalids and
delicate pesns will find it the mildest
Aletnd Tonlothey can use. A little
and a natura evauation of the bwes
A little taken in the morning sharpens
the appetite, cleanses the stofhiach and
sweetens the breath.
A PHYSICIAN's OPINION.
-I have been practicing medicine for
twenty years and have never been able to
- m Iver Reguatro pdpl
ad ateesam timeaid (instead oreak
ening) the digestive and "assmltve
Marks of Genuineness: Look for the red
OTC sHER~EBY GIVEN THAT ]
Ihave maide arrangements with Mr. W.
K. Bell, of Manning, to promptly forward
me any tel egramis or other official communi
et ions. By this means I shall be able, in
a few hours, to attend any inqet
Coroner Clarendon County.
NOSES LEVI'S GRAID EIPORINL
AN IMMENSE STOCK OF
FALL AND WINTER GOODS
On Hand and Arriving by Every Train, and to be Sold
At Lower Prices
Than can be Purchased at Retail
In Any City in the United States.
I. A n g-gs' D3a:n s moons.
Gent's Clothing and F'rnishing Goods.
I SHOES I SHOES I
-rsu*'1 FAMIrY N FAA NOnY n
Corner Boyce and Brooks Street. MANNING, S. C.
SUMTER, S. C.
Plain Figures, One Price, and That the Lowest
JOHN REID IS NOW RECEIVING
A COMPLETE STOCK OF FASHIONABLE
FALL AND WINTER GOODS,.
-BOUGHT AT THE
Lowest Prices For Cash
lxn The Wsrxtherfln'au3z.etn.
3W' The purchasing public will find it greatly to their advantage to call and inspect the same.
We have one price. Goods marked in
-.-Plain Figures te Smnails Margin
,n Inspeotion Invwitetd.. Bamnples Bent On .pplication.
John Reid, SUaR,&C
Madisn Catera nego emloye
Wek and ilign's urpetin
stiley, i turing hite Hisfeet
Ld., an os f i bd i l
ady hite Hesayshe as away
e wit inprncpl, nd nosi
btin white in skin
e ' clo a 5 ceta p
,xainon tbl"Lnesth ceaes
Col_ an Pai, c. 1c.
ay on1 d,~s$'pi lne o
atl Wes ad Brias, tupentin Wi.E.p.lns o
Lbee wi e B ys aip e s', and w i
tishies i Baski. oeg n oetcGus
BARGAINSW m. E.LEHolmeLORICK.
100dosaal wolCahmreGlveLORoICK4dr, & iLOWRAN CE,
20c. 2~c~,andup.11 --WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DE ALERS IN
~ ~id Cufs."~ ~ ~ ~HARDWARE, AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS, GROCERIES, NAVAL. STORES, ETC,
25 dz. ine Colars Scnts.r. ~ ~COLUMBIA, S.C.
cents up. Feeders, Condensers. Ne Yo itin a ak
Dres Gighas. and 0 cnts ~ ~ ing Co.'s Leather Belting, Sto 1inches. Leather Beiting,
Cabl Cod Dess ingams 12c. ad ~ . f~ 0 3-4 to 6 inches. Decorated Glass, Marbleized Mantels
ket~?tens. n PainPlais ad B5 L'~ fl~ ~I1 0~ b hve a large assorted stock of Hardware (too much), which we.
Exaineourtale inesthechepet i 0 ~ offer at popular priees. -LORICK & LOWRANCE
in te cty.Col~danP1~a, c.,1 *The Canteron & Barkley Gompany,
150 pices Hevy JeasMMlsSION .MERCHANTS,
AllWol eav Jan, 5 cnt.-' -AND AGENTS F3R
Alwas o had, coplee lne f ~Erie City Engine and Boilers, AtlasEngine and Boilers, the Famous Little
PullLin ofHai Brshes 9 ent '~ ~.Giant Hydraulic Cotton Press, Eagle Cotton Gins.
Ladis Jrses, 5 ~t. WWe have in stock one eaeh 60, 65' and 70 saw EageGin, odmy shop worn,
Pul Lie o Me'sBoy', adis',andthat we are offerig way below cost.. alliSend for pricess
MissesHat-.Oils, Rubber and Leather Belting, and a complete line of MilJ Supplies.
G. exnder a po ar jweler ziiWe Guarantee Lowest Prices for Best Quallty of Goo~ds.Ma
G. Aexaner, annig's opulrj~wler~CAMMERONT & BARKLEY CO., Chadeston, S, C;.
A. CLINTON GALLUCHAT.
PaRCOza n: owse ~or
CEARLESTON and CLARENDON.
Address Communications in care of Man
Attorney at Law.
Manning, S. C.
eW Notary Public with seal..
W. F. B. Hrmwors,' Sumter S, C.
B. S. Dmus, MANNIqGxe,-.-Z
HYNSWORTH & OlINKIS,
ATTORNEYS AT 1%W
MANNING, 8. =
JOHN S. WILSON:
Attorney and Counsellor at La,
Way. . SR . .
OffioetConr $los, --
MANING,' . 0.-*- /
JOSEPH F. RHAME,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
MANNING. S. C.
MANNING, S. C.
J. J. BRAGDON,
Real Estate Agent,
FORESTON, S. C.
Offers for sale on Main Sfreet, in business
portion of the town, TWO STORES, with
suitable lots;on Manning and B. B. streets
TWO COTTAGE RESIDENCES, 4 And 6
rooms; and a number of VACANT LOTS
suitable for residences, and in different lo
calities. Terms Beasonable. .
D R. G. ALLEN . HUGGINS
- orFcas -.
Manning and Kingstree.
Kingstree, from 1st to 12th of each month.
Manning, from 12th to 1st of each nonth.
9 A. 3L tol P.M. and-2to4P. M.
Max G. Bryant, Js. M. Lzzan,
South Carolina. New York.
Grand Central Hotel.
BRYANT & LELAND, Pnormsrons.
Columbia, South Carolina.
The grand Central is the largest an&best
kept hotel in Columbia, located in the EX
ACT B USUIESS CENTER' OF THE CITY,
where all Street Car Lines pass the door,
and its MENUis not excelled by any in the
Notice of Application forCarte.
TOTICE IS HEREBY GIVENTHATAN
aplication will be made to the General
.Assembl yote State of South Carolina, for a
Charter fora Rail Road, to'be known as the
Wilson and Summerton BailIoad, lending
from a point at. or near. Wilson's Mil.on
the Central Rail Road of Bouth' Ciophina,
in Clarendon County, in said ':'to
or near .to Summerton- in. said -oanty,
and thense,.:if deemed expediet- a,
point on .the Manchester and :.Austa
Rail Road, at or near. .Antioch,- in- said
County. - - -
The Waverly, having baen thoroughly
renovated the past summer and newly far
nished throughout, makes its -aceommoda
tions unsurpassed. Incandescent Electgje
Laights and Electric Bells are .used 4n a
rooms and hallways. ftates $2.00and $2.50.
.G. T. ALFORD, Proprietor.
.G. Dinkia& Co.Manig, . - -
James Allan & So,
The place to get reliable goodsy
Watches, Jewelry, SilVer
ware, Clocks, Sil
ver Plated-ware, Spek
tacles, and Eye-glasses,
Special attention is catted to our stok ~of
Watehes in Gold and Silver and Niebel
Best Goods at LowesZ Prices
Sit'ser Double Case Watches, $150, $10.00,
and'3$15. up to the fmest railroeditme piene.
Ladies' Gold Watches $30,, $4 and $G
A fme stock of Surveyod ad Draghte'
men's tools and material.
pil Watches and Jewele carefully re
JAMES ALL AN & 0O..,
285 Kme STEEEzT,
[SIGN OF DRiUif ClaOCEL]
CHARLESTON, S. 0.
Mi flzrIunGs & SzcIAI3Y. M||
1ain Street, - - Sumter, St C.
-BEST. IN TE WOU,'
nts wearing quanities are Uandpad, ssa
e oo Ansi O GiTsE Gsizm