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THE MAN1ITG TES.
M a,'ri g, Bs. C'
S. A. NETTLES, Editor.
WEDNESDAY, October 31, 1888.
The following is a list of the persons, ex
cept the fust two names, to be voted for next
Tuesday. Of course, instead of voting for
Cleveland and Thurman, our votes will be
east for the nine Democratic presidential
electors that this State is entitled to. The
presidential electors and congressman will
be voted for at the federal boxes; the other
candidates will be v,.ted for at the State
PanamENT-Grover Cleveland, of New
Vzc-PnxsnrN-Allen G. Thurman, of
Govzuon-John Peter Richardson, of
LmurEzNaNr G.,vxmon-W. L. Mauldin,
Scnhas or STAs-J. Q. Marshall, of
Tazasunza-L. S. Bamberg, of Barnwoll.
ConoP.PTL a GENsEAI.-J. S. Verner, of
Anrstsa Gr. aaz-Joseph H. Earle, of
AnUrrAN-r AND INSPECToR Grns.L--M. L.
Bonham, of Abbeville.
SUrPEITENDENT OF EDnCATIO--J. H.
Rice, of Abbeville.
CotGRESS, S.h District- Geo. W. Dargan,
Soucron, Third Circuit-John S. Wilson,
Hes or R 5EPE TATIEs-E. R. Plow
den, Jr., Jas. R. Tindal.
SmFur-H. H. Lesesne.
CLERa or CourT-Jas. E. Davis.
ScEooL CoMussoN-L. I.. Wells.
PoGATE JUnoE-Louis Appelt.
CoRoNER-Jas. L. Rowe.
Eurror-Dan'l J. Bradhsm.
TBmasURER-Jos. Sprott, Jr.
CoUNv C oxxsszoEas-W. H. H. Hobbs,
T. A. Way, E. C. Horton.
At the election next Tuesday two impor
lent constitutional amendments are to be
voted on: to have the judge of probate
elected for four years instead of two. as at
present; and to abolish the office of school
The Statsis almost wholly agreed that
all' our officers should be elected for
four yeass and, at the State conven
tions, h we' eadossed this belief by
twice renominating an entire State
ticket, without a change, so as to give the
Mate officers a four years' term. This is a
wise action,. one that we together with a
number of the best papers of the State have
foryeass advocated, and se that we hope
by constitutional change wil at no distant
day be made law. About one half of our
county officas are now two years' offices,
and the other half four years' offices. State
senator, sherif clerk of court, and coroner
are elected once every four years; so, ako,
is the circuit solicitor. The other county
officers, members of the House of Repre
sentatives, judge of probate, school com
misioner, and county commissioners, are
elected every two years.
There are objections to having eleetions
so oaen. They are very expensive; they
frequently engender unkind and bitter
feelings among friends and neighbors; they
give trouble and uneasiness; the results
reached are never any better, and seldom
as good, as by having elections every four
years; and so we could go on enumerating
ob'ections. Our observation is that the
people are more careful in electing offcers
for fouryeasthan if one is to serve but
two years. An offier is better fitted to
perform the duties of his offce the second
term than he is the first term, and four
years is short enough for a good offeer to
reain in offie. Let the people be careful
in selecting their men, and then let them
remain at least four years.
The offce of judge of probate, which this
constitutional amendment affects, is impor
tant, and should be held by one fanma
with the records and the duties of the offce,
and ought to be among the four years' of
flees, so that when one becomes familiar
with the duties of the offce he will not
be indang r of beigsooonput out by a
new man. Thisofee, as the clerkof court's,
should be a tour years' offie, and we are
confident that the amendment will be car
uied throughout the State by an overwhelm
There has, and justly too, been, a, great
outcry against the school commissioner's
oefce. Te results obtained do not by any
means compensate for the expenses of the
offce. We need a change. At the last ses
sion of the Legislature it was determined
to place this offce in the ana ut of
the Legislature, the presumi'on ing that
it would be placed in the- S erntent's
special charge. The duties of a school
commissioner, to obtain =ttsfctory results,
should, instead of being, as he now is, sim
ply a disbursing offcer, be a superintend
ent of schoola,. a man qualified to instruct
and teach the teadiers under his jurisdic
tion. He ought, during the session of the
schools, to be constantly visiiing the schools,
to see that they are supplied with proper
teachers, to endeavor to get the people so
interested in their schools that they would
suffciently supplemnt the school fund to
keep the schools open nine or' ten months
in the year,-in short, he should be a man
deeply interested in the cause of education.
Such a-result, under the present law, has
not yet been obtained, but it is believed
that by placing this officer under the im
mediate charge and supervision of the Su
perintendent of Education, that in a few
years, our school system would be vastly
In no successful educational districts are
the teachers and immiediate offcers of the
schools elected by a populaa vete. They
are appointed by a board of education.
Such. will be found tobe the case in the
Northern States, where they have such fine
schools; and in Georgia, where the school
system is far in advance of this Stater and
in the fine city sehools of AtiuAts, Charles
too, and other cities. The teachers and su
perintendent of the schools in such cities
and States get their appointment by exhaib
iting actual qualifications, and by having
experience in auch matters, and not by be
ing elected by a popular vote.
Is there any wonder our educational sys
tem is so low down and so abused? Place
a lawyer in charge of a ship. rand tell him
to steer the vessel across the ocean: he would
meet with as great success as does the ar'
erage school commissioner in the manage
ment of our public school system. The
method alluded to in the paragraph
above is the tried and suecessful1
method of a school system. The method
we now have is, and has always proved, a
failure. Therefore we are heartily in favor
of the constitutional amendment, and hope
it will be eaxried by an overwhelming ma
jority. It will be the making of the State
of South Carolina. viewed from an educa
tional Stand point.
The amendments ars both good, both of
them calculated to do good, and we h.pe
Ciandei 'ouaI: '.vili no hi ehiid any
coun:y in the SLtte in iling up a M a
jority for er.ch one of the amendmentes.
See- to it th.at the tallot~s for coestitu:tional
amzendmients have YES on them, and try
to influence every voter you can to vote for
Tote Next Tuesday.
Every Democrat must go to the palls
next Tuesday, and not only vote himself,
but do all he can to get every doubtful voter
at the polls and to vote the straight Demo
cratic ticket. South Carolina, of course, is for
Cleveland, but let us pile up the biggest
vote and majority on record for this State.
Let everybody go and vote, and get his
friend and neighbor to go and vote.
The Republicans will make a death strug
gle to elect Harrison, for if they are defeat
ed this time the party will have but little
life left. They are spending millions and
millions of dollars on this election.
Don't forget the Federal boxes. that is
where we wish the heaviest voting done,
and we believe we shall get it. ''he colored
voter has long ere this learned that the
Yankee promise of forty acres and a mule
is all a myth; as, also, that Democratic s-i
premacy meant negro slavery. They have
seen that Democratic government means
good government, low taxes, peace, and
prosperity. We want them to vote with
us, and we believe that next Tuesday they
will assert their freedom and manhood, and
vote for Cleveland and Dargan, and for the
State and county ticket.
Presentme t of Grand Jury.
The report of the grand jury, publishe d
last week, contains much provocative of
They recommend some material changes
in t:he school commissioner's salary. Were
the school commissioner to do the work of
the office as it ought to be done, the salary
would be small enough. but if the work of
the office is as the grand jury presents it,
and as it really is, prmncipally
that of approving teachers' pay
certificates, then we think the pay
far too much. Their recommendation
would give him about $300 commissions
.nd $50 for expenses. We think a better
jaw would be $200 salary and s"' for ex
1 enser. This would be fair compensation
f .) the work of the office as nsuslly per
f.)med throughout the State.' But we real
ly think it would be better to do away with
the whole offiee, and let the county com
missioners perform the work of the office,
unless the law should be so changed as to
make the office more effective. It the con
stitutional amendment abolishing the office
is carried, and we hope it will be, it will
cause a revolution in this office. No more
money will then be paid to the school conm
missioner than the amount and nature of
his work warrants.
The recommendation to put into the jail
two iron cells is a good one. The jail itself
is a fraud, and the amount paid for it an
imposition on the people. it is not fit for
a jail. If, however, some iron cells were
placed in the jail, and some other changes
made, it would help matters greatly. The
county commissioners should look after
this building, and see to it that all broken
glass, insecure .locks, and such defects,
should be remedied at once. The prison
ers ought to be supplied with sufficient bed
clothing and fod for their health's sake.
The sanitary condition of the jail should
always have close attention.
We don't exactly agree with the grand ju
ry that the jurisdiction of trial justices
should be extended, but they are on the
right track. We think there ought to be a
trial justice, or county judge, or some such
ofcer, with his office at the court house,
whose jurisdiction should embrace much
that is now c'rried before the court of ses
sions. We are "kind o' on the fencea" about
the whipping post and chain gang. We
have not given the matter sufficient thought.
But we rather lean to an endorsement of
this part of the report. We certainly do in
r. ference to the chain gang, and the whip
ping post for wife beaters.
With reference to- the reduction of the
clerk of court's salary. we do not kn.w
enough of the workings of the office to have
a decided opinion. At present, as the law
now stands, we believe he receives but little
money from the county, his pay being prin
ipally what he gets from recording papers,
and such, and varying cach year with the
amount of work done. Those who have the
work done pay for it.
And likewise with the poor farmn. It is
sometimes a pest of infamy, but we under
stand that it is now very well managed. It
would not be a bad idea to try the boarding
out plan for a year or two, but until the plan
is saceul, or proves better thanat present,
we would think it unadvisable to sell the
farm. Bent it out. It is certainly one of the
most expensive institutions in the county,
but then we have the poor always with us
and must take care of them.
We are decidedly in favor of issuing
bonds to get the county on a cash basis.
Eiht per cent., however, is too high a rato
of interest. The money couldl be easily ob
tained at six per cent., provided the Legis
Iture were to pass an act requirng an an
nual levy of one mill to pay interest and
principal till all is paid. The school part
is already on a cash basis; the State part
can take care of itself: it is only the county
prt that it is desired, we presume, to put
on a cash basis, and a levy of one mill for
nye years would do it.
The report contains a number of good,
eommon sense suggestions, and may be
termed a good report.
The commercial prospects of Manning
are brighter and more promising than for
years past, and the town, we think, to be
on the progressive move, and will yet rank
among the business places of the State.
It must be admitted that we are surround
ed with facilities which only lack develop
ment totelevate us to this desirable position.
Our merchants are beginning to reaLlize the
important factor they must play in the util
ization of these natur. 1 resources. It lies
with them to see that the Manning market
furnishes the inducement for buying and
seling, and as an evidence of their labors
to this end the prices of cotton here this
sea-on, ini comnparison with quo'ations at
the exporting usats, have been mcst flat
tering to the place. And again the attract
ive advertisements in the Tnems inviting
the public to trade here shows their dispo
sition to compete with other markets, and
their large and choice assortment of goods
enable them to successfully do so.
Onr town is indeed on the upward march,
and there is reason to expect great things of
Manning yet. Then let us beup and ado
ing, with fresh hope and renewed energies;
and all hands pulling together we will sue
eeed in bettering our own condition as well
as that of our town.
Jacxso'sarn:, Fra., October 29, 1888.
Gainsville reports ten cases of fever to
day, but no deaths. Enterprise to-day
made a reqnisition for four hundred rations
for a period of two weeks. Seventeen cases
and two de'aths in the past f'orty-eight hours
are reported fromn Enterprise.
Thirty-six new cases in Jacksonville to
day--5 white, 18 colored. Four death..
Total cases to date 4,005- Total deaths 352.
Fnsams'L'a, FrA., Oct. 29.-New cases
1; whites 2. No deaths. Weather contin
ues warm and sultry with frequent showers.
Dxcera, Aza.. Oc't. 29.-One new case.
We had good frost last night with thin ice
in some places.
WA~snNGToN, October 29.-Surgeon Hat
ton, at Camp Perry, and Surgeon Urquhart,
at Live Oak, Fla., have telegraphed to Sur
geon General Hamilton that they have un
loul ted evidence of the existence of yellow
fever at Ualdwin, Fla.
Always on hard, a complete line of
Gent's, Ladies', and Misses' Shoes, at ".
Levi's, Sumter, S. C.
100 dozen all wool Cashmere Gloves, 15c.,
The Usual Result.
It is not to be denied that a good sewing
machine is one of the most important ap
purtenances of the modern household.
We thought we had a good machine un
til one day the agent of the NEw Hoax pre
sented himself at the door and proceeded
to deliver an oration upon its characteristic
"Butt," we answered, "our machine suits
us well and we do not care for another."
The agent, however, begged the privilege
of leaving one of his machines with us, "for
the ladies to try."
The request was not unreasonable, so we
granted it-but more to oblige the agent
than anything else; for we really dd not
want the machine, and had not the remot
est idea of buying it.
The machine once in the house, it. was
natural that the ladies should look it over;
they did so, and as a consequence fell in
love with it. They say that without the
slightest wish to decry or disparage any
other machine, this, all things considered,
is, in their opinion, the most desirable one
to be had.
This unrivalled machine is manufactur
ed liv the NEW HOME SEWING MA
CHI}E CO., Orange, Mass., and 30 Union
Square, New York.
A Fearful Death.
Lass Crr, Oct. 29.-Mr. Eligie Sauls,
who has been attending to the ginning and
machinery of E. S. Sauls & Son, at C~ade's,
met with a fearful accident last Saturday.
While crossing over the shafting his cloth
ing became entangled, whirling him around
rapidly and mangling him in a horible man
ner. His right leg was broken in two places
and his left leg in one place. His right arm
was also broken in two places. His body
was badly mangled. He received severe
internal injuries. He lived only about six
hours, when death relieved him of his suf
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We desire to say to our citizens, that for
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J. G. Dinkins & Co., Druggists.
Some Advertising Rates.
The Xew York Herald charges $26,203 per
year for its lowest priced columns, and
$184,000 per year for its highest priced.
Notwithstanding these figures, the adver
tising patronage of the paper is excellent.
Doubtless the business men who spend
their money in this direction have discov
ered that such expenditure is a first-class
investment. Upon this theory only may
we account for the readiness with which the
Herald-fills its advertising space at seem
ingly enormous figures.
What Some Substantial Citizens Say.
Katnis., Tex., June 23, 1888.
The Swift Specific Co., Atlanta, Ga.:
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lief. I am now using Swi't's Specific and
have received the greatest benefit from its
use. Yours truly,
PEED's Mn.L., Tex., June 20, 1888.
The Swift Specific Co., Atlanta, Ga.:
Gentlemen-One of my children was
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N. C. WAGOONB.
Treatisc on Blood and Skin Diseases
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Manning, S. C.
BULTMANN & BRO.,
-Manufacturers of and Dealers in
ALL KINDS OF
B0OOTS, SIIQES, T RUSKS, V ALISES, Ec.
M.!YSI ET SUTRS .
lOSES LE1VI'SGRAND EPORFUK.
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.
L.ADIES' D)RFiL CODB.
Sateen Diagonals, Black Mohair. A full assortment of Cashmeres, Greenland Suitings, Atlas Brilliantine, Groveland Suit.
ings, Brocade Dress Goods in large variety and styles. A full line of Debieges, Sateens and Ginghams. Lace Curtains, Fig
ured and Plain Scrim, Large assortment of Cretonnes. Trimmings to match Dress Goods, such as Beaded Sets, Astrakhan,
Braid, Velveteen striped and plain, Plain and Surah Silks in all shades and qualities. Also a fine line of Satin. Ladies'
Cloaks, Russian Circulars, New Markets, and Walking Jackets in latest styles. Large assortment of Jersey Jackets. Ladies'
and Misses' Lisle Thread Hose, Fine assortment of Ladies' Kid Gloves dressed and undressed, Jersey Gloves, Cashmere
Gloves, Cuffs and Collars, Corsets, Dress Extenders, and Bustles in latest styles, Ruching, Buttons, Dcilies, Linen Table Dam
ask, and Oil Cloth.
Hats, Bonnets, and Caps in all styles and Prices. Ostrich Tips, Flowers, Ribbons, anything you wish in this line in Stock.
Cent's Clothing and Furnishing Coods.
Our Clothing Department is filled with a Large Stock of Gent's Clothing, in all Styles and Qualities, and ranging in price from $4 for a complete suit,
up to any price you wish. A large assortment of Pants for Children, Youths, and Men. Coats, Pants, or Vests, for all sizes and ages, sold separately or
in suits. 300 Dozen Hats, all styles and sizes, from 15 cents up. A Large Assortment of laundered and unlaundered shirts, from 50 cents up. Try one
of our 85-cents Mole Skin Shirts, or a 50-cents Cashmerette Shirt. They wear well, and are comfortable. Full assortment of Bicycle Shirts. Pants
goods from $1.50 a yard down.
SHOES ! SHOES ! SHOES !
A;fine Penitentiary Handmade Shoe for $5. A good Penitentiary Shoe for $1.50, worth double the money. Try Levi's $3 Shoe. Our stock is im
mense, and is ordered direct from the Manufacturers. Ladies', Misses', and Children's Shoes a Specialty. Our prices are as low as any retail house in
the United States can afford.
-E3ED0T F AMwrrT. .A3D F.A.1%CY Q i.O~m~-M
Our Large assortment of canned goods will be sold at retail at wholesale prices. Best Flour, direct from the Tennesee Mills, and at lower prices
than any other house can sell. 500 sieves from 5c. up. Cheap enough. Crockery, Hardware. Anything that is kept in a first class house.
Corner Boyce and Brooks Street. MANNING, S. C.
SUJMTER, S. C.
Plain Figures, One Price, and That the Lowest
JOHN REID IS NOW RECEIVING
A COMPLETE STOCK OF FASHIONABLE
PALL AND WINTER GOODS,
--BOUGIIT AT TIIE
Lowest Prices For Cash
In. The Ncroxthern. Markaets.
sirThe purchasing public will find it greatly to their advantage to call and inspect the same.
We have one price. Goods marked in
.--Plain Figures ge1e Smallest Margin-.
An~ -Insapetion-1 Inhvitec1. Samnples Sent On. A.pplication.
John Reid, SUMTER,& C.
LOUIS LOYNS'S BIQ BRICK STOREW eeaeYuGig
AH-EAD AS U.SUALIWh o ouset
I have exercised unusual care this season in buying my
goods, and am pleased to say that in my store will he O D N E L & C .S
found an immenlse stock of the
NE WEST AND MOST FASHIONABL.E GOODS,WolseanReilerhts
which I amt positively determined to sell - F
. CHEAPER THAN EVER BEFORE.SU T R S.C
---A SPECIALLY sELECTED AND UNSURPASSED sTOCK OF--___
Fall And W inter Dress Goods, W nieRti ecat rmteCutyt npc
Black and Colored Alpacas, Cashmneres. Debeiges, u h leaeSo k
Flannels, both Plain and Fancy, Silk, Etc., Etc., AdCmaeOrPie ihAySuhr akt
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I av ovltei Des oosineer fbican hae fcoorha ock Whotesale Prics.
are boundAto poepaeeevenrtheicst fastiAiousSoftmyrcusaomer.
Sal adESin ourl stckofeots nFSoer s~ hoicnmilgs F rchaer aewt h auatrr iet n o
aire c ~onstantly on Ha~nd. Bes his bm' es aetWno hdsa ve hveetarlers'GooofitGrycerying hoeur ndoods throm .Or
gnts for te 1Domestic sewing'Machines, the best in use. partmnents filled to overflowing.
lthig in Newest an~d most Fashionable styles and in Best Quality, for Boys,0
onge;Gent. ad Mc~M line o f GEN' U NIHN GODSun s flTae.in Our stock of Silks, Satins, and in fact everything a lady's heart
be. I keep every thing usuialy found in a General Merchandise store, and in both ca~n wish im making up her winter wardrobe or Christmas
rices and qtrdity of E P Y C 0 XI P .E T I T/ I CO N. trousseau, can be bought to advantage at
My customers can rest satisfied that they will in all their 90 & Co,'s,
transactions with mec receive square dealing and honest Main Street, SUMTER, s. c.
treatment. In short I have a stock of goods that
can pride itself in quanltity, qult~y. an~d low
1price, and myl etrort is t'o make my store B. S. DINKINS, ~ ~ A L
one inwhich not nuly mlyselt, butittonB y r. r M RE S
the .ennre c@ ounty. eaui feel Coto -y a BREAS
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