Newspaper Page Text
THE MANNING TIMES.
1%Ean ing, . C.
S. A. NETTLES, Editor.
WEDNESDAY, Nc ember 1 1888.
In order to get the election news
we publish the Tins a day later
RUIN AND REPUBLICANISM.
The election in this town yesterday
was the quietest of any kind ever
held here. Not a cheer was heard all
day. The town was unnsually quiet
all day and last night. Very few
negroes voted, and most of those that
did vote, voted for Cleveland. The
vote here was, for Dargan (no oppo
sition) 347; for Cleveland 360; for
Harrison 25. There was no opposi
tion to the State and county ticket,
the vote being about 227. All over
the State the voting was quiet, and
of course Democratic.
In the national election the news is
bad. Harrison has been elected by a
very large majority. New York city
gave Cleveland a majority of 57,255,
but Harrison will carry the State by
several thousand majority. Most of
the doubtful States went Republican.
The election was quiet rdU over the
Charleston is having a peculiar ex
perience with some of her business
men. A license tax on all business of
the city was imposed, which many of
the merchants opposed on the ground
of being unjust and unconstitutional.
Mr.. John McElree, one of the best
and most prominent men in the city,
led this opposition, and refused to
pay the license. The City Court ren
dered judgment against the delin
quent merchants, and fined them from
$10 to $100 and costs. An appeal
was taken to the State Supreme Court,
which sustained the lower court.
Notice of appeal was then given to
the United States Supreme Court, but
the City Council, as we understand it,
with high handed might refused
longer to wait on the courts, and be
gan executing the sentences. Mr.
McElree was, the first arrested, and
put in jail. Eighteen other merchants
have since been arrested and put in
jail for the same offense-refusing to
pay their licenses, fines and costs. It
seems to us the City Council should
have waited till the courts had finished
with the cases. Something must be
wrong and "deeayed." It is a shame,
an outrage, in any city to have to put
into jail a score of its best citizens.
Mr. McElree himself is worth, we sup
pose, a hundred thousand dollars.
The entire State is looking on with
interest. The sentences range from
thirty days to six months.
Several papers in the State seem to
think, because the grand jury recom
mended a reduction of the salary of
the School Commis~sioner of this
county, that he is a very poor comn
missioner. We do not view the pie
sentment in that light. We have said
often that the present School Coin
missioner is among the very best the
county has ever had, and~.abore the
average school commrissioner of the
State; yet he does not come up to our
ideal of a school commissioner, and
we presume the grand jury took a
similar view of it. The duties of the
echool commisioner of this county
w~ill probably not take three months
actual service of five hours a day: the
pay ;:s it now stands is six hundred
dollars, or at the rate of two hundred
dollars a month. We are free to state
that no school commissioner of this
county has ever done his duty as~laid
down by the statutes. Were this duvy
properly performed it would be fully
.worth the six hundred' dollars salary
and one hundred dollars traveling ex
penses. But while we make the above
assertion we wish it distinctly under
stood that in our opinion the county
has never had any better school com
misioner than Maj. Benbow. Few
of the school commissioners of the
State do their duty and it is time
better work in that office was done.
Our public school system will always
remain worthless unless a radical
change is made.
Santee Baptist Associaten.
This Association, composed of Churches
situated mostly in Clarendon and Sumter
Counties, met., on Thursday last, with the
Antioch Church just over the Kershaw line.
Until. Saturday it rained almost incessantly,
and the attendance was not a's large as it
would bave becn otherwise. All the Chuches,
however, except one, were represented by
jetter or by delegate, and the session was
harmonious and full of life.
The Providence, New Hope and Harmony
Churches were received into the body, mak
ing the total number 23.
'The Introductory sermou was preached
by Rev. 3. J. Myers, and the E.ssicnary
sermon by Rev. T. J. Rocke.
The Churches have raised during the year
past, for all purposes, something ov-er ten
thousand dollars. Considering the fact
that some of them are very weak and somae
just organized and some with imperfect re
ports, this aggregate is indicative of uncom
mon pregress in all lines of Christian En
D)r. Griffith, of Greenville, was present to
represent the Furman University Endow
ment Fund, and received four hundred and
sixty-five dollars, out of five hundred dol
lars asked for. The contr-ilttions to State
Missions amounted to three hundred and
fifty dollars, and the fund for educating
young ministers reached ninety-one dollars
out of the one hur~ared asked for. 4
A gentleman from Stumter sent up a letter
to the Association, recommenndmng the estd>b
lishmient of a high school in this place for
the boys of adjacent Counties. The idea
-set forth was the raising of a fund for the
-purchase of proper~ty and the paying of
teachers, the whole to he under the control
of the Association. The matter ws' r. fer
red to the Executive Board for action.
Such an enterprise shoul meet the Connueu
dation of nmany of o'ur citizens.
The Anitioch Church is sitated in a ioor
section of country. bordering ,pon the
mountains. Locomotion was d!i1ienlt, but
the hospitality of the people waas mIarked.
The next session will be held with the
Prov-idenco Church, nine miles fromi
A Personal Difficulty in Sumter.
Attorncy Gentral Jos. H. E.trie got into a
perona ~diliult inSumerlasnt we-k,
with Mr. Henry i_. Thomas, of Wc.igetie1.
The Suimter .orrespondent of the Co!uiibia
Ih'.;"s'rr savs: "Mr. Thomas met C.l. iar'.
ian ront of the :court hoise, wLen Col. Ear.
iniquired of him as to ce:tain language used
in. a communicttion in the SuieL'r A:came.
The reply was not satisfactory. Cul. E:arle
then told Mr. Thomas that in the statemefnt
made lAv him in the communication :he had
lied. dir. Thomas retorted in of'fnsive
language, whereupon M1r. Earle struck him.
and ..iter a few blows had passed betwcn.
them, the were parated. Mr. Earle in
stti iked up a st a, whi.ch w:i. lying
cn the :xidealk. ran str:ck him ove r he
:td. Mir. J1::aile id~ i:at go into .:o G'I.
nor lid he retire iron. the scene of the diffi
cthv :ntil conmsiuea'ble time after 31r.
Thomas had Ieft. He remained, as he s:aid
at the time. to quiet his friends. who had
collecte, in or.iderabk- numbers and were
very much eited. After this fight there
occuCrred another between Messrs. Willie
Chandler and Ed. Stuckey. The cause of
this seems to have grown out of the difticulty
between Col. Eale and Mr. Thomas."
The Sumter correspondent of thE XYeics
and (bCrier, under date of Nov. 2d, says:
"This morning the cases against Mr. Jos.
H. Earle and Mr. H.R. Thomas for fighting,
creating a disturbance and violating the
city ordinances, was brought before the
Iyor. In answer to the mayor's question
as to whether be was guilty of the offences
or not, Attorney Geneal Earle said that he
was sorry that the affair had to happen, but
that under similar circumstances the law
would be likely to be violated again, and
that he had nothing to say in his defenc:;
that he was the aggressor and that Mr.
Thomas simply defended himself, that in
eonscounnce of certain word-, writton or
spokea by Mr. Thomas he struck him, ::nd
thus was the aggressor. In consequence Of
these statemen:cts the niavor found Mr.
Thomas not :imilty of the charges ad lined
Mr. Earle twer.ty-Jive .oihlrs.
Opcra Flannel in Plain Plaids and Bas
ket Pattern'. at F. Levi's, Sumter, S. C.
Full Line of Hair Brushes, p cent., up, at
F. Levi's, Sutiter, S. C.
Ladies' colored Hose, 5 cents up, at F.
Levi's, Sumter, S. C.
All Wool Heavy Jeans, 35 cents, at F. Le
vi's, Sumter, S. C.
Dress Ginghams, 8 and 10 cents, at F.
Cable Cord Dress Ginghams, 12.e. and
15 cents, at F. Levi's, Sumter, S. C.
Last .week we were informed by some of
our prompt paying subscribers-and we be
lieve them perfectly reliable -that there
were complaints at the Summerton postoffice
that the office was kept open only from 10
Ito 3 o'clock, to the great inconvenience of
many of the patrons of that office, and to
the very probable detriment to our subscrip
tion list. We called attention through our
columns to the report, with a suggestion
that from 8 to 6, with a proper time for
noon, would be more convenient hours.
The postmaster at Summerton sends us
the following communication on the subject:
To the .itor of "The ?Imes."
In the last issue of your paper you said
several persons had complained that they
could not get their papers from my office.
This is a base filsehood and I can prove it
bj the very best people in and around
Summerton. I venture the assertion that
those persons didn't ask for their mail,
hence their excuse. A poor excuse is better
than none. P. M.
Summerton, Nov. 6th, '88.
We cannot think, nor do we believe, our
informants made a malicious misstatement
of fact, yet they are probably mistaken in
their statement. If they have anything
further to say we would be pleased to hear
it, for we believe every postoffice ought to
show all the accommodation necessary for
its patrons, and when our attention is
called to the fact that a postmaster is dere
lict in such accommnoda~tion, we shall not
hesitate to endeavr to get the evil corrected.
IGenerally the cisc is that the canntry post
maisters are entirely too aecommodating.
They sometimes transgress their duty by
loaning, and occuonally giving, to consti
tuti')r.al loafers Tas TnIE-s and other papers.
This ought to be stopp2 It is a gross mn
jastice to the puliishes. We have never
had such a charge preferred against the
Sumnmerton postorice, and two of the eilns
of the office have informed us that mail can
be and is gotten from the office any time
from sunrise to dark, and not infrequently
the mail is given out after dark. If all
parties are treated that way, tho Summerton
posoffceoffrsall the accommodation one
In connection wtih the above, we publish
part of a prr-:t letter ree ived1 by us fromn
one of~ the nmost reliable and prominnt
gentlemuen in that section, and u'ith this we,
as far as we ar~e concerned, let the matter
"While I am~ writing let me say that II
want to correct a statement made in your
last issue, relative to the Summierton post1
office. I am surprised to know that such
complaint should be made, as the post
mistress is very obliging at all times and to
all people so far as I know. 'Tis true that
they have offce hours, but do not adhere to
them, in as much as any one can get mail
out of the office at any hour day or night.
In simple justice to the lady, I know you
will make this correction, for which 1 am
responsible. Of course you are at liberty to
use my name if any one asks your author,"
A Superb pair of Spectacles for $1.00 at
Dinkins & Co's.
Our Presbyterian friends seem to find it
pretty hard to settle among themselve. the
ilssuc raised by Dr. Woodrow several years
ago as to the f orm~ation of the body of Adam.
'The matter has been discussed and voted
on at all the Synods and Presbyterie.- of
Ithe Church held simce the innue .s first
raised, and it seems as far from a satb'facto
ry solution to-day- as ever. Recently the
Charleston Presbytery passed a resolatrion
forbidding public contending against the
decision cf the General Assemibly in the
Woodrow case. The friends of Dr. Wood
row not likirng the spirit of the resolution
brought up tihe matter at the session oi the
Synod at Greenwood last week, which body
passed a resolution requiring the Charles
ton Presbytery to meet and rescind the ob
jectionable resol'Won, which it is unxder
stoed it will do. For our part, we think it
makes very little difference how Adren
bod;; was made, and all the fuss be::sg
made over it is time thrown away. As the
M'tcs and 'iurier says, Adam's body is dead
and it ought to be allowed to rest, while
millions of his descendants are perishing for
the light of the gospel.-rngeburg 27mss
CONsr'MPTrION SURELY CURED.
To-rRE Enn-Please inform your ren
ers tiat I have m' positive remnedy for the
above named disease. By its timiely use
thousands of hopeless cases have been per.
mianently cured. I shall be glad to send
two bottles of my remedy rmii to any of
your readers who have consumiption if they
Iwill send mec their ezxpress and post office
T. A. SLOCUM, M. C., 181 Pearn st.,. N. Y.
Ladies Jerseys, 50 cents and upwards,
ut F. Lavi's, "Sumter. S. C.
150) pieces Heavy Jeans, 121c. up, at F.
Levi's, Sumuter, S. C.
Full Line Collars and Culls, at F. Levi's.
Examine our table Linens, the cheapest
in the city,. at F. Levi's, Sumter.
Ladies' Handkerchiefs, plain and colored
horders, 2.i cents up, at F. Levi's, Suumter.
For twelve new cash subscribers, we
will give a copy of the latest edition
X n'. T:\.. Jun:a 23: lss.
The Swift SpCe:f ., - anta.
Gentlemen - A. x:e: vc::r ld ^n of
mine was alf'1:t.-d w:. iad blood and
broke out with at , raption on various v.arts
of his body. p him to fart S. S. S..
and a few boile enred. in . I
live at Lon- ):1k. bt n: le: t ' frice is at
Ken. Your< tLy. W. N o .
-.rm , S. C., July, 188.
The C S . o.. A 'ota :
(:rb:nv 1 I as a great -ufervr from
muscular rhcumatism for two years. I
could get no permaient r_ ief from any
medicine prescsibe d by my physician. I
took over a dozen bottles of your S. S. S..
and n:w I aut as well as I ever was in my
life. I am sure your redicien cureu me.
and I woald reccommend it t. any- one nf
fering from any blood disease.
Yours truly. 0. E. F oirs,
Conductor C. & G. R. R.
Treatis' on luood and Skin Disea.s
Tis Swrr SrzemerLC Co.. Drawer 3. Atlan
The Governor has commuted to ton Tears'
imprisonment the life sentence of Lewis
Miller, colored, convicted of arson and
grand larceny before Judge Cothran at the
October term of court for Clarendon county,
in 1883. In this case the prisoner, with
two others, burned a barn valued at $30 and
stole several hundred pounds of seed cotton.
The principal criminal escaped, the second
turned State's witness, and upon his testi
mony Lewis Miller. who took ieast part in
the crime, was convicted. He was recoin
:,cn7 dasi to mercy by the jury, but under the
law: at the tii the Judge had no alternative
but r, impose the life sentence. The peti.
twan for elemency was signed by all the
county oflicers, by two of the jury and by
nearly all the prominent citizens of the
county, and the Judge states that under the
law as it now stand; the sentence would
itve been ligh ter.-L:,l?",,n:t Regiskr.
A WOMAN'S DISCOVERY.
"Another wonderful discovery has been
made and that too by a lady in this county.
) sease fa.ened its clutches upon her and
for seven years she withstood its severest
tests, but her vital organs were undermin
ed and death seemed imminent. For three
months she coughed incessantly and could
not sleep. She bought of as a bottle of Dr.
King's New Discovery for Consumption
and was so much relieved on taking ir.st
dose that she slept all night and with one
bottle has been miraculously cured. Her
name is Mrs Luther Lutz." Thus write W.
C. Hamrick & Co., of Shelby, N. C.-Get a
free trial bottle at Dinkins & Co.'s Drug
THE VERDICT UNANIMOUS.
W. D. Sult, Druggist, Bippus, Ind., tes
tifies: "I can recommend Electric Litters
as the very best remedy. Every bottle sold
has given relief in every case. One man
took six bottles, and was cured of rheuma
tism of 10 years' standing." Abraham
Hare, Druggist, Betlville, Ohio, a.iirms.
"The best selling medicine I have ever
handled in my 20 years' experience, is Elec
tric Bitters." Thousands of others have
added their testimony, so that the verdict
is unanimous that Electric Bitters do cure
all diseases of the Liver, Kidneys, or Blood.
Onlv a half dollar a bottle at Dinkins &
Co.'s Drug Store.
O. and 0. T EA
The Choicest Toa Ever Offered.
A MOST DELICIOUS BEVERAGE. TRY IT.
You will t~ee ta nty :.her. Quaity ncee varies.
It i the Hxoasv GRADE LEAF, picked from
the best plantations and guaranteed absolutely
pure and free from anl adulterations or coloring
matter. The packages are hermetically sealed
e.nd warranted !fun weight. It is more econ
omical in use thtan the lower grades.
Oretl& Cccidental Tea Co., L't'd:,
.Levd Ogice. 35 Bisrung Suip, New~ York.
S. A. RIGBY,
Manning, S. C.
J. G. DINKINS, . D. R. B. LORYEA.~
i. 0. Dinkins & Co.,
Druggist and Pharmacists,
PURE DRUGS AND MEDICINES,
FINE CIGARS AND
Full stock of PA~~'s, Or.s, GL.Ass,
ANisHES nd W~IrfE LEAD, aISO,
P~xrr and WnirlwisH BRUSHE.S.
An elegant stock of
SPECTACLES and EYE GLASSES.
No charge made for fitting the eye.
Physicians Prescriptions carefuilly
comnpoundled, day or night.
i, 1:, viinkins & Ce,
Sign of the Golden Mortar,
MANNING, S. C.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNXTY OF CL AIREND3.
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
S. A. Rligby, plaintifT~ag.ainst R. A. Johnson,
J~unt of R~celosure <wdll Sale.
Pursuant to, an order of this court in
above stated ease I will sell at the Court
House in Manning, in said Coimty, for
cash, on Monday the 3rd day of December
next, within legrd hours of salc, to the bigh
est bidder, the followin.. property. to wit:
iAll that piee or parcel of laud situated
ithe .aid county' of Clarendon containing
one hundred andl the acres, and bounded
on the north by lands formerly owned by
Lawrence Seymour, now Jlaimed by Moses
Levi; bounded on the south by larzads of
Louis Loyns; bounded on the east by lands
now 01r formerly lands of estate of John W.
Hodge; and bounded on~ the w--st by lands
convyed by Ri. E. Hlarvin to-.Tames A.
Thompstn; and south-west by lands of
sid Ri. E. Jiarvin. The said parcel of land
being represen.ted on a plat thereof dated
Febr!L,:y 14 'G 1, Mp3'' '1'. M.NEhos
I'archaser to p'ay im ;ppe.
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.
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 Sarah 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 Misse:;' 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, Doilies, 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 Goods.
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. Alarge 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 !
Aifine Penitentiary Handmade Shoe for $5. A good Penitentiary Shoe for Al50, worth double the money. Try Levi's $.' 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.
$-nse F A -rr T " .A.2%r.I F..3% C G7-OC R T amS.
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.
JOHN R EKI
SUJMTER, S. C.
Plain Figures, One Price, and. That the Lowest
JOHN REID IS NOW RECEIVING -
A COMPLETE STOCK OF FASHIONABLE
F ALL AND WINTER 8 98
--BOUGHT AT THE
Lowest Prices For Cash
Mr The purchasing p~ublic will lind it greatly to their advantage to call and inspect the same.
We have one prie,~ Goods marked in
-Plain Figures 2% Smallest Margin
.. Inspection1I Invi~tecL Samnples Sent On. Applicatio~n.
John Reid, SaiTRS.C
LOUIS LOINS'S BIQ BRICK STORE hr r YuG ig
I have exercised unusual care this season in buying my
goods, and am pleased to say that in my store will be
found an immense stock of the
NEWEST AND MOST FASHIONABL.E GOODS,.WoeslanRtileran,
which I am p ositively determined to sell - F
CHEIAPER THAN EVER BEFORE.SUMTE ,S C
.--A srECIALLY sELECTED AND U NURPAssED sTOCK OF
Fal ndWite Des GodW h fie rel Meante frouh Contr gInpc
Blac an CooredAlpc&-Cale c~DcbiaeOurWhofIose tock
FULL LIEDOFE- L & CO.'S
Tri~~m~n~~ To the lsl n Retail TrdMw f er candmnts.u
F anlt ind DrsWGoineer~ fariaesha Goodsr, ha Invt Rti Macat ro h onryt npc
P1I~Clc and Cieolore Asacka ~ tds. atshie.mbigey Our W hnolesaleStock,
Grecic, arwaF.Crc Ly LIrNEs OFdd ,X bis etc.e RtailTrae weoffrtsecia inucemnts Ou
ture c ~onstantly on Hand. Bes hisCabrKs aetWno hd sav e he oetaiDrrs'oodofi by buyingShour oodsClromius.DOu
nt forgthe Doey i n Sein M Cie th br~ sn te t owa ,.partments filled to overflowing.
lothing in Newest and most Fashionable styles and in Best Quality, for Boys, ---o -
Yong Gents, and Men. M1y line of G~EN~T's FURNISHING GOODs is unsm passed.. Our stock of Silks, Satins, and in fact everythmng a lady-s heart
tbei. i eepeveyn ual oundin a Gernera'erhndise"store, an tnboth can wish in making up her' winter wardrobe or Christmas
prcsaa Iat Do YC0ooasBTI7 io trousseau, can be bought to advantage at
My customers cnn rest satisfied tlhat they will in a!l their 93 90Do nel &. s
transactions with mec receive square dealing atnd honest Main Street, SUMTER, S. C.
treatment. In short I have a stock of goods that
can pride itself in quantity, quality, and low
price, and my effort is to make my store B. S. .DINKiINS nA7 n XL
One in1 which not only myse lf, but otton Buyer,, PRAZEE RG ES
the en tire county, can feela IsN, .. .BTINTEWLD
JUST PRIDE. tL CashG Pr ' csfrtnG.u EIN oU eWusueLD.EN
SWTrrIS Th.nvr .. s for cotto.n.. S Itor a os -zovN EN N.