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TO EUROPE LN A BALLOON.
PROF. KING WILL TRY THE VOYAGE
IF FUNDS ARE RAISED.
He Believes It Possible, and Explains His
Theory-How He Will Overcome the Dan
gers Attending the Experiment.
(Philadelphia Times. Nov. 14.)
Prof. Samuel A King, the well-knowr.
aeionat, has expressed his willingness to
attempt a voyage across the ocean in a bal
loon. provided the necessary funds art
raised. Prof. King has made 294 success
ful voyages since 1851 and feels confiden'
that he can cross to Europe. In speakin
of the project, Prof. King said yesterday:
"My prime reason for wishing to attempt
this trip across the ocean is to demonstrate
the usefulness of the balloon. The balloon
has been misunderstood from the lirst.
Instead of being intended for erial naviga
tion, it is really an immense meteorological
instrument by which we shall be enabled
to learn all that can be learned of the at
mosphere. Besides that, it is probably the
one means of reaching the inaccessible
parts of the earth at some future period
after the full development of its powers.
We have had any quantity of experience
in ballooning in a small way, and the main
thing which has kept it alive is the gratifi
cation the public has experienced in wit
nessing ascensions. Viewing the matter
frommystandpoint, something more should
be done, something more should be done,
something on a grander scale, and that
which lies nearest within reach seems to be
an ocean voyage.
PROFESSOR EING's THEORY.
"I think the voyage cau be successfully
accomplished. Professor Wise said that
he thought the trip could be made in three
or four days, and gave as his reason the
theory that three miles above the water
there were two constant, rapid currents of
air, one going west and one going east.
His plan was to get in the east current and
then the only difficulty would be to keep
the balloon in the air a sufficient length of
time, Now, there is nothing to support
this theory and I do not base my offer upon
it. The general direction of the wind or
the ccean is east and I feel confident that
the balloon would reach it final destination
when once started on its way and for a
certainty it would not again come in view
of the American coast.
"This ocean voyage will require more
than ordinary skill and judgment and a
balloon of large proportions fitted up with
unusual appliances. It will have to be
capable of floating in the air a number of
weeks. It will start upon an errand the
tiue nature of which we have previous
practical knowledge. We would probably
encounter storm the effect of which we can
only imagine. We would have constant
waste of water beneath us into which we
may be driven by unforeseen circumstan
ces. We may be blown north or south out
of our course and so be delayed in reach
ing our destination. But not withs:anding
all this I think it can be safely accomplish
ed, an d that the accomplishment of this
feat will be fruitful of discoveries of the
greatest value to science as related to me
THE SUM NEEDED.
"It has been suggested that the North
Pole might be reached by balloon. This
may become eyident when once the ocean
is crossed, and may possibly follow, but
until something of this nature has happened
there is no hope. of any sane person at
tempting to.find the North Pole by this
" From $18,000 to $14,000 will be neces
sary-to defray the expenses of an ocean
voyage. If it is asked what are we-to learn
by the voyage it may be difficult to answer.
I: will probably demonstrate the movement
of storms across the ocean, the general
-- ~~-dnit of the atmosphere, as well as a vast
amount of meteorolgical phenomena to be
- gathered in no other way. The United
tates Signal Service Bureau would take
-great interest in such a voyage, and would
be represented by one or more observers.
The-principal obstacle to be overcome in
statting out on such a voyage is the great
xpnewhich must necessarily be incur
rdin procuring the most perfect outfit
that prudence could suggest. But this
' uhtbe overcome when once the possi
biiyand -benefit accruing if brought be
fore tose possessing sufficient means to in
suressuccess. An effort will be made to
raise funds necessary and if it is successful
preparations will be begun at once.
1PBOVIDING FOR EMERGENelEs.
"No balloon has hitheito been kept
afloat twenty-four consecutive hours, ex
capt Gifford's great captive balloon, which
wasskeptin the air while the Paris Expo
sition lasted. This was because the balloon
was no: allowed to rise to a great altitude
but was kept up at one height all the time.
<The great waste of gas in ordinary bailoon
nmg is caused by the expansion which fol
lows a rise to a great altitude, thus forcing
the gas out of the open neck. Now I pro
pose to adopt the system used by Gifford,
that of keeping at certain altitude. I will
stay down in the lower atmosphere, about
two thousand feet high. This will be ac
complished by a drag rope or a similar con
trivance, and I propose to lose nothing by
Another advliitage we have in the
- ocean balloon is that we can use heavy ma
terial for the envelope, thus reducing the
loss by percolation to a minimum. In or
dinar~y ballooning it is considered prefera
ble to use lighter material and suffer the
loss by percolation. To make the voyage,
a balloon with capacity of about 300,000
cubic feet wiil be necessary. It will be
- filled with pure hydrogen gas, the lightest
"Under all circumstances we would be
provided for-emergencies. If we should
happen to be swamped we would have ap
pliances which would render us capable of
rising again. If we were compelled to
leave the balloon we would always have
something that would float, so that in case
failure did come it need not necessarily be
followed by loss of life."
Lost and Found.
On Saturday afternoon about 2 o'clock a
two year old child of Mr. J. M. Dickenson,
.who lives near Buford's Bridge went out
to play. About a half hour later it was
missed and the immediate vicinity of the
house was searched ibnd the wells were
raked but without success. The neighbor
hood was aroused and everybody joined in
a wider search. The chili night drew on
and suspense and aniexty grew greater as
the unsuccessful hunt went on. Some
time after dark a horn was heard and soon
after a colored man rode up in hot haste,
bringin'g the little wanderer with him. His
wife had heard its cries in their yard, a
mile from Mr. Dickenson's. went out and
brought it to the light and fire. It had
strayed through dense woods and thick
briars all that distance, and was badly
scratched and tot n by its travel. When
found it was quite numb with cold. Per
haps some guardian angel led its steps to
the humble house where it found help,
and so saved its young life.-Barnwell
"What is an edition de luxe?" asked a
customer in a bookstore. "It is simply an
edition de looks," was the conclusive
It is claimed by physicians that few men
are killed by hard work. But is this any
reason why the physicians should rush to
If Great Britian and Russia ever get
fighting, it will be another contest between
-bull and bear.
The world is round. This is probably
the reason so many people fail to get
square with it.
Smith to Contest.
S. E. Smith. the colored candidate for
Congress who opposed Mr. Til in in the
Second District, will contest his seat in the
Fiftieth Congress. S:oith's madn " mu.:dst.
for contest will be based en thse ration;
of our iegkitration l-ws, which he e'Itis
are operated i,uh tn > ,r it, -
eally uisf,.nc ie: r t m.; I : sa
gro voter,,. 11:% t ' n ::+..:i "*" . ho
had no teg's":.i -n ee:ilic. . :o:i 'or the
Sut IR Ie l n tLI iit Sii o~o. :t ii;' .~ R' isC
been told that it was o u-C to ! ui the
polls. Sith : ei in' L'UR' of hii
votes were thr.own out by the diige rs
bca-Cus' depositedi il the wtt bt x. lie
waid the Demcratie coustai"e,' wbo was'.i
lowed to be -iuside with this mto ager,
woulti instrut Demoa.5tlie. vt" ers o h.>oh iul
not read, so that they always ; :t !heir ,al
lots in the right box.
We asked Smith was not l i t main rehi
ance of contestoi the fact that he the ught
the colored voters were in a majority in
tis district, and ihat fet alone stould en
title hin to his seat?-'
1le said that had some weight, but he
objected to confining his constituency to
the colored, claiming tihat the Republicans
were in a majority, and that if they all
could have voted he would have had a ma
"We never furnish a knife with pie,"
said a prin waiter at a Keokuk. Iowa.
boarding-house. "Then bring me the axe,"
cried the new boarder, in despair.
Ile-My darling, I really believe my
rheumatism has wholly disappeared. She
--O I am sot sorry ! Now we shall never
know when the weather is going to change.
The Electrical Engineer enumerates for
ty three electric street railroads in operation
in the United States, and forty-eight under
A news iten states that "some young
nen of Montgonery, Ala., ate to keep
house without marrying." Well vliv not?
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L Sthat misery experienced when we sud
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The stomach is the reservoir from which
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are subject to Sick Headache: those,
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while the thin and nervousare abandoned
togloomy forebodings. Some dyspeptics
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Whatever form Dyspepsia may take,
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The underlying cause is ;
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"My wife was a confirmed dyspeptic. Some
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Augusta, sne was induced to try Simmons Liver
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wise, use Simmons Liver Regulator and I feel
confident health will he restored to all who will
be advised."-Wn. Ml. KEsH, Fort Valley, Ga.
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WELLS, RICHARDSON & CO., Proprietors.
The Manning Academy,
A GRADED SCHOOL FOR BOYS AND GIRLS.
TWENTIETH SESSION BEGINS, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 18SS.
S. A. NETTLES, A. B., MRS. E. C. ALABROOK.
The course of instruuction, embracing ten years, is designed to furnish' a
liberal education suited to the ordinary vocations of life, or to fit students for
the Freshmnan, Sophomore, or Junior class of colleges.
PLAN OF INSTRUCTION.
The most approved text boogs are used. The blackboard is deemed an
essential in the class room. The meaning of an author is invariably required
of each pupil. In all work done, in whatever department, and whatever the
extent of ground covered, our motto shall always be THOROUGHNEs.. To this
end, we shall require that every lesson be learneid, if not in time for the class
recitation, then clsewhere. No real progress can be made so long as the
pupil is allowed to go on from day to day reciting only half-perfect lessons.
TERMS PER 10NTII OF FOUR WEEKS;
Primary Department (3 years' course)-...................... $1.00, $1.50, anl $2.0)
I:termuo.haate Dt-partment (2 years' c(ourse),................- . ....-- .. ------ ---2.5
Higher )partment (2 years' course) .-..........- -.-.-.-... ... 3.00, and 3.50
Collegiate Department (3 years' course) ........... ..-- ..- ..---- . .0(1, and 4.51)
Music. including use of instrument.. ....... ...------ - --------------- 3.0
Contingent Fee, per session of 5 imonths, in advance,....................... - -
Board per month,.. .................... -------------------------.. -.... 8.00
Board from Monday to Friday (per month),--------............. --..--....... 5.00
The Principals feel much encouraged at the hearty support given the
school heretofore, and promise renewed efforts to make the school what it
should be-F1RST CLASS in every respect.
For further particulars, send for catalogue. Address,
S. A. NETTLES,
Manning, S. C.
A Graded School for Boys and Girls.
Miss VIRGINIA INGRAM, I. I. BAGNAL.
The Fifth year of the Manning Grove School will begin September 3rd. 1888, and close
It is the purpose of the principals to give thorough instruction in the elementary
branches, and then advance the pupils as rapidly as sound judgment will admit.
Boys and young men desiring to pfepare for college will find the course of instruction
admirably adapted to that purpose,' and special attention will be paid to that class of
students when desired.
Special attention given to Calisthenics.
The school building is in complete order for comfo, t and convenience, being well
ventilated, and amply heated in winter.
EXPENSES PER MONTH :
First grade....................$1.00 Fifth grade..................3.00
Second grade...................1.50|Sixth grade....-----............3.50
Third grade.... ... ....... ......2.00 Seventh and Eighth grades....4.00
Fourth grade................2.50 Drawing and Painting..........2.50
Board and lodging can bc. bad upon reasonable terms and in good families.
For further particulars, apiply to either of the Principals.
- R. 0. BABtELEY, President.
C. BissEL. .JEsNIS, Gen'l Manager. RicEAnDu S. G~x-rr, Sec. & Treas.
The Cameron & Barkley Gomnpany.
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We have in stock one each 60, 65, and 70 saw Eagle Gin, only shop worn,
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Oils, Rubber and Leather Belting, and a complete line of Mill Supplies.
sigWe Guarantee Lowest Prices for Best Quality of Goods.%ia
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207 East Bay. CHA~RLEST.ON, . C.
FUR NIT URE.
LARGEST AND CHEAPEST FURNITURE HOUSE
J. F'. JN0RR1S,
235 King~ Streel.
A FEW PRICES QUOTED.
A good Bureau at $5.50
A good Bedstead at $1.0
A good Washstand at $1.00) -
A good Cane Seat Chair at 75 cents
A good Wood Seat Chair at 45 cents
A good Wood Rocker at $1.25
A good Mattress at $3.50
A good Bed Spring at $1.50
A good Woven Wire Bed Spring at $2.75
A good Lounge at $4.50
A good Wire Safe at $3.00
A good Bed Room Suit at $20.00 to $30.00
A good Walnut Bed room Suit, Marble top, for $45.00.
.r- I have in store an immense stock from the cheapest to the- finest to seleet. from.
Never, no, never buy, if you wvant to save money, till you first see this stock and get
Mrs. A. Edwards
Keeps alwvays on hand at the
FAMILY AND FANCY GROCERIES.
Bread, Cake, Candy, Fruit, Etc.
I always give a full 100 cents worth of goods for the D~ollar
MRS. A. EDWARD)S. Manning, S. C.
The National House.
THOROUGHLY REPAIRED AND REFURNISHED.
No. 313 KING~ STREET, Charleston, S. C.
Ma. T. O'BRIEN, PRoPRIETRESS.
S. Wolkoviskie, Agt, & Co.,
agir O Sili
Fine Wines, Liquors, To
bacco, and Cigars.
The only Pool and Billiard
Parlors in the Town.
SIMON PUlE OLD MOUNTAIN
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- - 0
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CHARLESTON, S. C.
F~irs/ Clasii~ n ,// //s Ap1/,din'a/s,
Supplied with all .\ode-runj irvut 'ia
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Lights and Electric Bells tire used in all
rooms and hallways. Rates $2.04) anti $2.50.
G. T. ALFORD, Proprietir.
Manning Shaving Parlor.
HAIRI CUTTING; ARTIsTICALLY EXECUTED.
and Shaving done with best Bazors. Spee
ial attention paid to shampooing ladies
I have h-id considerable experience in
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Keep a full supply of Goods in their line.
Farmners' Supplies, Mec-ha:ei oSulplie ., Household Sujplies, Etc.
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With many thanks to a generous public for their past liberal patronaeg, and
soliciting still their kind support, we are respectfully, etc.
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r GO TO TIHE -
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