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Manning, S. C.
Wednesday, Septembf II, 1889.
Your Name in Print.
-Dr. Salley, of Panola, spent Sunday in
-Mrs. W. A. Barfield has returned from
a visit to Texas.
-Mrs. Sae Johnson, of Mayesville, is vis
iting at Mr. Dean's.
--Miss Lula Lucas, of Darlington, is vis
iting at Mr. W. K. Bell's.
-Miss Jennie Burgess, of Greeleyville, is
visiting at Mr. R. S. Connor's.
--Prof. J. M. Knight spent last week in
town, on a visit to his brother.
-Mrs. W. T. Sprott, of Jordan, is much
im proved, tho still quite unwell.
-Mr. Frank Benbow was on a visit last
week to his father, Maj. P. G. Benbow.
--Rev. R. B. Mahoney, of Stanford, Ky.,
is on a visit to 'elatives in this county.
-M iEBurgess, of McLure's, paid
a orvisit to Manning a few days ago.
-Mr. J. T. Flowers and his granddaugh
ter, little May, are visiting in Kingstree this
-Mrs.. I. Sittenfield and daughter, of
Georgetown, S. C., are visiting at Mr. G.
-Miss Mary Bell returned this morning
to her home in Lancaster, after a pleasant
visit to Manning.
-Miss Lizzie Benbow returned home last
week, after a pleasant visit of three weeks
to Sumter and Cartersville.
-Mr. W. A. Pringle, cashier of the Sum
ter Bank, was in town this morning, the
guest of Mr. Jos. Sprott, Jr.
-Miss Annie Loryea, one of Manning's
most charming young ladies, has returned
from a pleasant visit to the sea shore.
-Mr. W. Goodwin McCoy, after a week's
- visit to relatives in this county, left last
Monday forFernandina, his home in Flor
-Capt. W. K. Bell left last Monday for a
month's visit to Tennessee. He will prob
ably buy a carload of stock before his re
-- Mrs. M. E. Burgess. who has been quite
sick, is much better. Her son, Mr. W. E.
Burgess. returned to Sumter Monday morn
ing, having spent Sunday in town.
-Capt. A. Levi, of Manning, is the
youngest bank president in the United
States. He is only twenty-six years old and
is president of the Bank of Manning.-3far
-Mr. R. C. Gayle and his sister, Mrs.
Sarah E. Weeks, of Fulton, have been on a
visit to Salem. They returned. home yes
terday, and while in Manning called at the
Thns office to see our new press.
-Mrs.W. P. Hawkins and her two chil
dren are on a visit to - Mrs. Hawkins's fath
er, Capt. D. J. Bradhami. They go from
here to Live Oak Fla., where Mr. W. P.
Hawkins is engaged in business.
-Senator and Mrs. Joseph F. Rhaume,
and Miss Mattie Rhame returned last Friday
from a month's stay in the mountains of
we-stern North Carolina. They visited a
number of places of interest in North Caro
lina and Tennessee.
--- Mr. John Wilson; of Wilsons, who has
been suffering very much with his eyes of
late, as a result of too close study while at
tending the S. C. College last year, and who
has been in Charleston for some time un
der treatinent for them, is much improved,
and is home again.
One of Mr. - D. M. Bradham's
children has been very sick, but is
Turnip Seed, at Dinkins & Co.'s.
'Hear the tinkle, tinkle, of the mar
riage bell. Who are the parties, we
Best rice for only 10 cents a quart. 2
bars soap. each weighing 14 oz., for only 5
cents. At M. Kalisky's.
Mr. - Johnson, living near Man
ning, lost a fine cow a few days ago,
by being choked with a peach having
lodged in its throat.
Big lot of pants for only 75 cents, a great
bargain, at M. Kalisky's.
Two bales cotton decorated in alli
ance uniform was brought in yester
day by Mr. T. J. Cole anad sold to
Moses Levi at 10 cents.
3 cakes excellent laundry soap for only 5
cents cash, at M. Levi's.
No one has called, as yet, for the
lot of cotton bagging at the depot.
The agent it seems cannot .make out
the name of the consignee. Whose
. Highest New York prices paid for all
kinds of fars and hides (otter, fox, coon,
mink) at M. Kalisky's.
- County Treasurer Jos. Sprott, Jr.,
went to Columbia last Monday to
make hissettlement with the Comp
troller General. The settlemernt was
*Turnip Seed, all Varieties, in Bulk or
Packages at Dinkins & Co.'s Drug Store.
Mr. L. D. Odom was in town yes
terday, and reports crops fine and
business flourishing at Davis's on the
Wilson & Summerton Railroad. Mr.
C. M1. Davis has moved into his new
store, and is loaded down with a large
and select stock of new goods.
If you want a tirst class, jim dandy, guar
anteed $3.00 pair of shoes for just $2.00
you can get them at M. Kahisky's.
Capt. D. J. Bradhamn organized an
alliance last Saturday morning at the
Lee school house, four miles froum
Foreston, to be known as Doctor
Swamp Alliance. C. H. Tobias, pres.
ident; J. J. Lowder, vice president;
Milton Stukes, secretary; and 3. W.
Barwick, lecturer. About twenty
members. This alliance starts off
under very favorable auspices.
10 pounds best granulated sugar for $1
cash, at M. Levi's.
B. Broek, who has recently received
the appointment of postmaster al
Foreston, sends us a long letter, ir
which he charges that because fom:
colored men of that community
namely, Warren, Mobley, Lively, ani
Prince, failed to get the recommenda
tion for that postoffice they are envi
ous of him, and are trying to injur4
him. He says the largo majority o
the people are in his favor. The lettel
is well written but entirely too long
especially at this season of the year
Such letters mast be short and to th
point: then we will publish.
Patronize the bank.
-Read H. T. Avant's advertisement.
He is waking up things in Summer
Mr. G. Alexander killed a chicken
snake on his front piazza one day last
Mr. D. M. Bradham's new livery
and sale stables are rapidly nearing
A coachwhip snake nine feet long
was killed in A. A. Tindal's garden
County Commissioner T. A. Way
has the best turnip patch we have
seen this year.
Cotton is now coming in very rapid
ly, and cotton bagging encases a good
many of the bales.
Let every body come out to hear
Hon. Ben Terrel, in the court house,
next Monday morning.
Albert Scott, one of Williamsburg's
old residents, died recently; also, Mrs.
Caroline A. Montgomery.
Moses Levi proposes to do his full
share in bringing trade to Manning.
Read his prices elsewhere.
The members of the Manning
Guards should endeavor to show up
their very best on their inspection.
Rev. Jas. McDowell will preach in
the Presbyterian church in this place
next Sunday morning. Mr. McDowell
has been off on a month's vacation.
If you want lime, cement, hair,
plaster paris, etc., send your order to
A. McCobb, Jr., 198 .East Bay,
Charleston. See his ad in this issue.
We have seen some. of Seckendorf
& Middleton's account sales of cotton
sent from Clarendon this season, and
they have given unprecedented satis
The trustees of the Manning High
School have elected Mr. J. M. Knight
and Miss Virginia Ingram teachers in
the new school soon to be started in
The barber shop is being put in
first class condition, repairs and im
provements having been made. Ham
ilton has put up a large mirror in
front of the chair.
- The county commissioners meet to
morrow. They will disburse about
$1700, which will probably pay in full
all the past indebtedness of the coun
ty, the bonds excepted.
Messrs. David and Mitch Levi have
one of the largest stores in the county,
about four miles from Summerton,
and do a large business. They are
speaking of building a brick store.
On last Sunday evening several
gentlemen returning from church dis
covered a large rattlesnake near Mr.
C. R. Harvin's residence, measuring
about three feet in length. It, was
A new public school house will be
built in No. 4 school district, near
Mr. R. B. Mellett's residence. The
land was donated by Mrs. Henrietta
Thames. Maj. P. G. Benbow survey
ed the lot last Monday.
Mr. E. Mf. Brown, of this town, was
the only applicant from this county,
for the S. C. College alumni scholar
ship. All examination papers will be
sent to Columbia for examination.
The examination was held last Mon
We noticed, during a ride through
the Panola and Summer ton section last
Saturday, that the roads had all been
put in excellent condition, but we fear
the heavy rain Saturday afternoon
undid the best of the work.
If you wish to make your friend a
present that will cost but little in
money, yet useful and valuable, order
the MANNING Thus sent to him or her
for a year. It will be an appreciated
present and keep yourkind act bloom
ing for a year.
We are particularly anxious to have
the news from every section of the
county. Friends, send us the news if
not more than a half dozen lines
just so long as it is interesting, send1
it. It will help you to bring your lo
cality into public notice and your peo-1
ple into promiinence.
A telegraph offce has been located
in Mr. Lowry's store, and telegrams
will be 'sent or delivered from this
place. Mr. Geo. Hammell is the up
town operator. Th's will be a great
convenience to our people. Can't we
get the express office up town again ?
It is very inconvenient having it at
Let every merchant do all in his
power to bring Manning into no
tice the coming fall by keeping up
the price of cotton and selling goods
on reasonable terms. Our town has
as good facilities for doing a large
trade as any in this section and it will
be through the want of energy of her
merchants if she does not secure it
the coming fall.
We saw at Dr. Badger's, at Sunm
merton, last Saturday a limb of a pear
tree that in four feet had forty-four
pears of a large size. It was the
greatest number of pears on one limb
we ever saw. It was the first
year, tqo, that the tree has borne.
Dr. Badger has a very fine fruit or
chard and flower garden--among the
very best in the county.
Golden Machine Oil for Gins and Mills,
best quality, lowest price, for sale at Din
kins & Co.'s drug store.
An interesting meeting, which had
been continued for ten days in the
Methodist church in this place, was
closed last Sunday night. Rev. J. S.!
Porter, of Foreston, and Rev. H. F.I
Chrietzberg, of Chester, conducted
the meeting, and a number of most
excellent sermons were preached:
Rev. H. M. Mood, Rev.-G. W. Gatlin,
and Rev. A. Nettles also assisted in
D. M. Bradham asks us to say to the pub
lie that he is now ready for ginning. His
outfit is complete and equal to any in the
county. He will take cotton from the wagon
and put back seed and the bale at his own
expense. He will not allow any competing
gins to undergin him in prices.
Last Friday the sharp report of a
pistol-shot in one of the court h'ousel
offices created quite a commotion in
town. All kinds of evil forebodings
filled the minds of our citizens as
many of them began making their
way towards the court house, to see
what was the matter. Another coun
Ity officer who was sitting in front of
the court house, gently, quietly, fear
fully, with hearI almost in his throat,
approached the office, and opening
the door, peeped in, to see the gen
teman quietly seated, with a pistol
,in his hand. He had been cleaning
his pistol, and not being able to get a
cartridge out easily, he shot it out as
The Town Growing as Rapidly as a We'
tern Town-Snucess and Prosperit
on Every Side.
There is no doubt of the fact: Sum
merton is on a big boom. We spent
half day there last Saturday, an(
were agreeably surprised and please<
to see the great and many improve
ments already in progress, while man;
more are in dontemplation. Thb
railroad has revolutionized things
and "S100 corner lots" is no myth
Unfortunately for us, a heavy rain wa
falling most of the time we were ii
Summerton, and we may not, in con
sequence, be able to give as complet<
a sketch of the place, as we would
like. We are indebted to Messrs. S
R. Cole, J. C. Lanham, J. J. Ragin
and Dr. B. M. Badger for courtesies
The Wilson and Summerton Rail.
road is completed about a mile beyoni
the town. The depot is conveniently
located near the business portion o
the town, and will be completed dur
ing the present week. At present on
ly one train a day, each way, is rut
over the road. This train carries the
mail. The railroad will be continued
at least till it intersects the Eutawvill<
Railroad, and it may go much further
possibly till it intersects the Man
chester and Augusta Railroad. This
road will do much for the develop
ment of the country through which i1
The Eutawville Railroad passes
about a mile and a quarter from Sum
merton. The town will open up a
street to the nearest point, whereupon
the railroad will locate a depot there.
This road will give Summerton an
outlet to Sumter and Columbia on
one side, and to Charleston on the
other, and will materially assist in
building up the place.
A number of streets are being
)pened, and the town is rapidly put
bing on the appearance of a town de
facto. Brick pavements, electric
Lights, and street cars will next be in
The cotton seed oil mill building is
being rapidly put up. It is a two
story building, 30x100 feet, and the
two stories will furnish 6,000 square
feet of flooring. As the season is
io far advanced, it is probable that
,he cotton seed oil machinery will not
be placed this year. Three large gins,
2owever, will at once be put up in
he building. *A very large engine
iass been bought for the mill.
Messrs. J. C. Lanham and J. P.
Brock have just completed a large
;tore 25x75, the largest store in town.
They will put in a full stock of gen
wral merchandise, and will have one
>f .the handsomest stores in the
Mr. H. T. Avant is doing a big bus
ness. He has a small store, 25x40,
but it is chock full of all kinds of
roods. It is surprising how he ever
sot so much in his store. But he
old us he had sold out a large part
)f his goods already! He is daily
-eplenishing his stock, and must be
elling cheap, for we heard everybody
aking about him. He is a thriving,
go-ahead young man.
Messrs. J. D. Rutledge and E. A.
Cindal are building a two story store,
1550, in which they will keep a full
ne of furniture. The store will be
:ompleted in a week or twvo, for build
ngs go up rapidly here.
Miss Sue Richardson will open a
nillinery store in the building re
:ently occupied as a postoffice.
Mrs.'Hattie Ingram will very short
y open a private boarding house. At
resent Maj. R. R. -Briggs is offering
iotel accommodations to transient
Dr. T. L. Burgess will very shortly
uild a two-story drug store, on the
nost improved style.
Dr. B. M. Badger will build a large
itore opposite Lanham & Brock's,
vera he will move his present stock
f drugs and general merchandise.
Mr. S. R. Cole will enlarge and
>therwise improve his present store,
wd is fully determined to keep up
ith the procession, and let no store
et ahead of him.
Maj. R. R. Briggs will build two
tores for rent.
Maj. R. R. Briggs will build a livery
table. The Wilson & Summerton
Rairoad ran so near Maj. Brigg's sta
bles, that Col. Thos. Wilson, superin
endent of the road, has offered to
build him new stables free of charge.
Mr. E. A. Tindal will build several
ottages to rent.
Mr. 3. D. Rutledge will build a
bandsome residence, and will move
Dr. B. M. Badger has nearly com
pleted a large two-story residence
built on a modern plan, which wher
eompleted, will be one of the hand.
somest residences in town.
Two cotton buyers are expected,
one of whom is expected this week
Sumnerton has fine facilities foi
shipping cotton. The Wilson and
Summerton road offers to carry it al
reasonable rates, and the steamboat,
of which Mr. J. J. Ragin is the pop
ular agent, offers to carry cotton t<
Charleston for 80 cents a bale.
There are no houses in Summertor
The Summerton High School wil
open next Monday, Sep. 16, Prof. R
E. Mood, principal.
Most of the lumber for these build
ings is furnished by Mr. Thos. Wil
son, of Wilsons. Mr. A. P. Ragin
however, furnishes a good deal of ii
from his mill about a mile from Sum.
Summerton is beautifully situatec
on a hill, with a soil that absorbs thE
rain rapidly, and always presenting
dry streets. It is a healthy place
free of mosquitoes, and is a desirable
place to reside. The towvn is rapidl3
booming. Everybody there seems t<
partake of the enthusiasm of the
boom, and the town is rising as rap
idly as we have known any South Car
olina town. We have several time!
before spoken of the intelligence ani
hospitality of . the people. Thre<
churches give fine religious advan
Attention, Manning (ua~rds.
HEADQUARTERS MANNiNG G'ARD~s, I
MANNINo, S. C., Sept. 10, 1889J.
Special Order No. --)
You are hereby ordered to assemble o
Court House Square Thursday, Sept. 20th
at 4 o'clock r. sr., for inspection. Let ever;
man turn out in full uniform with gun
and accoutrements in perfect order.
By order,~ A. LEVI.
I. I. BIAGNAL, Captain.
The liver and kidneys' must be kept i
good condition. Hood's Sarsaparilla is
reat remedy or renulatmag these organs.
To my Manningand Clar
uendon Friends, and
Public Generally. "
The great number
of pleased purchasers
which have crowded our
beautiful and well stock
ed establishment in the
past ten -days and the
number of orders re
ceived, has convinced
me that I have supplied
the long-felt want of the
people; and their liberal
patronage has caused me
to double my efforts to
please my friends.
If you can't come,
send for samples-they
will be cheerfully sent to
W. E. BURGESS,
With A. A. Solomons,
Sumter, S. C.
Moses Levi Determined That the People
Shall not Complain of High Prices
Goods Sold Actually Below Cost-Com
Listen to a few prices, and then I
defy any one to undersell me. Com
petition will be met from any and
Six yards Bagging and six Ties for
only 90 cents.
Bacon from 5 to 8 cents.
Brown S. S. Homespun, 4 3-4
Brown R. R. Homespun, 5 3-4
Rockingham Plaids, 5 cents.
Straw hats, a great variety, must
be sold, value 50 cents to $1, for only
No store can undersell me.
BIG PRICES FOR COTTON.
A Cotton Buyer in Manning, Who Will
Pay Highest Cash Prices.
Mr. Paul Petty, an experienced cot
ton buyer, has located in Manning,
with his office at Dinkins & Co.'s
drug store, and he will buy cotton at
the very highest figures. He is buy
ing direct for two large New England
cotton mills, which must have cotton,
and he will give the very highest
prices possible. Let everybody in
the county bring in his cotton, and
Mr. Petty will give every cent it is
worth. Bring your cotton to Man
Another Prize Drawing.
.We are going to have another
GRAND GIFT DISTRIBUTION in
October. We shall offer not less than
twenty-five valuable prizes, among
which will be a sewing miachine and a
cooking st4ove. Our chief idea is to get
our subscription list paid up in ad
vance. A ticket will be given every
subscriber whose subscription is paid
to or beyond Sep. 1, 1890. There will
be FOUR GOLD PRIZES : $10 in
gold ; $5 in gold ; $2.50 in gold, and
$1 in gold. We mean business. Full
particulars will be published later.
But in the meantime pay up, and be
sure to have a ticket for the Distribu
Wife Murder Quickly Followed by Suicide.
YonsynLlE, S. C., Sept. 8.-About eleven
years ago WV. B. Boyd was married to a Miss
Mary Smith, of this county, and two or three
years later they moved to Arkansas. After a
few years Boyd returned to York county,
but his wife did not come with him. He
said they did not live happily together and
that he had secured a divoi-ce. About three
years ago he applied to the Rev. R. M.
Kirkpatrick, of Clover, S. C., to unite him
self and Miss Nora Williams, of this coun
ty, in marriage. The preacher asked to be
shown his certificate of divorce from his
former wife, but Boyd failed to produce it,
and Mr. Kirkpatrick refused to perform the
ceremony. The couple then applied to a
trial justice, who married them.
For the past two years Boyd and his sec
ond wife have been living about eight miles
northeast of Yorkville. This morning about
11 o'clock the mother of Mrs. Boyd heard
her daughter and Boyd. who were in a
room to themselves, quarreling. -Shortly
afterwards the door was opened- and the
couple came out, anid Boyd was heard to
say, "I'll b~e d-d if I don't shoot you." He
went to another room and shortly returned
with a pistol, and fired at his wife, but
missed her. He fired again, the ball taking
effect in the lower part of her body. Boyd
at once turned the pistol and shot himself
through the heart, dtying almost instantly.
-Mrs. Boyd lived about one hour.
Boyd was about 30 years of age' and his
wife 1i. Boyd's occupation was farming
and his wife was a school teacher. They leave
a child about a year old.
iTATE OF Ouro, Civv OF TOLEDo,
LUCAS CorNTY, S. S. ?
Fr.ANK J. CHIENEY makes Gath that he is
the senior partner of the firm of F. J.
CHENEY & Co., doing business in the City of
Toledo, County and Statc aforesaid; and
that said firm ivill pay the sum of ONE
HUNDRED DOLLARS for each and every
case of CA'r~iuuia that cannot be cured by
the use of HAtt's CAram':H Ct'ns.
Swon o efreFRANK J. CHENEY.
Swon t beoreme and subscribed in my
presence, this 6th day of December, A. D. '86.
A. W. GLEASON,
-Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally
and acts direct on the blood and mucus
surfaces of the system. Send for testimo
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, 0.
i?'-Sold by Druggists, 75e.
IF~ YOUR rBACK ACHES
Or y ou are. all worn out, really good for nothing
iis genieral debility. Try
B ROW N'S IRON BIT TERS.
; t w ill cure you, and give a good appetite. sold
by all dealers in medicine.
Nvrseak unless you have something
to ay utalwyssay something whe~n yoz
speak, and always stop when you are done,
Say the New Home Sewing Machine is the
abest, and atop, for it e.nnot be proved other.
F. Levi quotes a Few
The Fall season is
here, cotton is coming
into market rapidly.
Good crops have been
made, and all will have
more or less money to
spend. I am paying the
very highest cash prices
for cotton, and selling
my goods at the very
lowest rock bottom cash
figures. Be sure then
when in Sumter to call
at my store. It will be
decidedly to your inter
est to do so.
In our Black Goods
Department we quote
Double Width Cash
mere at 25, 30, 35, 40,
50, 75, and $1.00. All
good value for the
All Wool Henriettas
at 40, 50, 75, and $1.00.
All Wool Cashmeres,
double width, in colors,
25, 35, 50,'75, and $1.00.
Single Width Mohair
Goods, in Stripes,
Plaids, and Solids, at
12 1-2, 15, 20, and 25
Gingham in great va
riety of patterns at 8
Etoile de Nord,
12 1-2 cents.
Satines at 10, 12 1-2,
15, and 20 cents.
Percales at 12 1-2
Full lines of Corsets,
from 35 cents to'$1.50.
Health Corsets $1.25.
Whatever you want,
you can get at
Sumter, S. C.
Cheap Goods and Bad Roads.
FOnESroN, Se p. 8.-F&itor' 3Mamang Times:
Ihave been wanting to write you a letter for
some time, telling you about things down
ere, but the confusion and excitement has
een sq great that I found it hard to get my
ead level enough to do so. The sound of
the saw and banging of the hammer, the
lowing of the engine whistle, and the roll
ing of the truck on the depot platform, roll
ing me'rchandise, is all enough to run one
ild. There are four large stores, all well
Iflled with goods. Look at them in the
orning you would think they would never
sel their stock out; go in the afternoon and
tey are nearly empty, the country people
hving hauled them off. Next morning they
re filled up again. All are trying to sell
the cheapest and the most goods, and the
cuntry people have found it out and are
aking a run on them. You would think
tat each store was an election precinct, to
se them standing in line to be waited on.
Jst think of it, good sound hog meat for
C a pound. Anybody can eat meat. Those
ho haven't got a bale of cotton cut a load
o cross ties which they can sell for cash and
buy their groceries and go home happy.
Cotton is coming in now, some'in bales
nd some to be ginned. We have two gins
ere. At one of them you can get your cot
>nginned for $1; the otheyr charges $1.50.
uess the latter won't do much, but it is
iving the people a variety, and shows
rogress and that some can do things
heaper than others.
The farmers are all in good spirits: good
rops and fair prices and cheap goods, and
af1, too, without an alliance. They all say
ound here they propose to run their own
oat. We have no office seeker.
I see your Jordan correspondent wantsq a
r. Tisdale presented to the grand jury for
orking 4 days on the public road. Tell
im to spare him this time, and we will
wap him a man that will suit him. The
ands in this section have not been called
ot yet, and I doubt if they will be, as it's
o use. They were called out iast year. met
t Capt. Conyers's old still, called the roll and
tarted to work Mount Hope Swamp cause
ay. The dirt is all washed off the poles,
ad when the creek is up foot passengers
have to wade knee deep. They never threw
shovel of dirt on it. They marched on
nd two of the men got into a frolic. One
truck at the other with his hoe, missed
him, and strnek a bush and cnt it dow~n.
The one that ran mashed down a bunch of
rass. That was all the evidence that could
e found on five miles of road that it had
een passed over by road workers. There
s a party that is thinking of putting up an
nfirmary at Mt. Hope crossing, for the cure
f dyspeptics. They think a ride once a
ay across the swamp in a road wagon for
week will cure the most desperate case.
f they do I hope all the county commis
ioners will have dyspepsia and have to. go
here. I ;et if they (lid the people could
travel over it without breaking up their
carts and wagons. tho if we can make a
wap with Jordan it will be all right.
Thbe Chief Ieason for the great success et
ood's sarsparl~a s f ound in the fact that
Marit Win.. It Is the best blood parinier ad
PrhEnred only by C. L n994 a CQ-.9, Lowi'
A Pleasant Reniol.
Pr4o., Sep. 9.-3r. Elitor:-My engage
ment with the TLmes. as suggested, must go
for what your readers may think it is worth.
My trip to Plowdens Mill was solely a busi
ness trip. Our way led through a portion of
Clarendon where we never had traveled be
fore, a portion of country I think equal in
every respect to what can be seen elsewhere.
There is no mistake as to the hospitality of
the people, their energy, thrift, and well-to
do are evidences of an advanced stage of
prosperity. Fine fields of corn are to be
seen on almost every farm. Cotton is gen
erally up to the standar.i. A bountiful har
vest awaits these farmers. The Fork of
Black River, in my opinion, would be a de
sirable place to live.
A night spent with W. C. Reams renewed
many recollections of by gone days. Rem
iniscences'of the past always produce im
pressions either of sadness or joy. Many
of his age who lived in quiet and who fought
life's battles together, have passed away.
Death seems to love a shining mark.
As we passed the residence where once
lived the lamented and much loved Arthur
Harvin our thoughts went back to boyhood
days. Noble boy he was. The spirit has
fled but his works do follow him.
Dudleys, on the Central R. R., has quite
an attractive appearance. Its location has
been well chosen though rather low and
marshy to become much of a town. There
are several stores and churches with well
regulated streets. The Baptists have a
magnificent building, a well selected mem
bership. The Methodists, also, have a fine
church. I am told its building principally
was in the hands of Mrs. McClure. I find
through her indefatigable work, together
with Mrs. Arthur Harvin, Methodism has
been planted at Dudleys.
Plowdens Mill is an old abandoned struc
ture long since thrown away. At this dam
I met Commissioner Hobbs to examine and
reconstruct a bridge washed away by recent
heavy rains. The terrible condition of the
damage not only required immediate at
tention, but an out-lay of money the com
missioners did not feel warrantable in ex
pending yet'the work had to be done. Mr.
Brunson Davis, a gentleman of standing
and good practical judgment, was the only
bidder. The well worked roads through
out the Fork attest the value of well select
ed overseers by Commissioner Hobbs. Mr.
Emanuel and Mr. Brunson Davis are willing
to stand shoulder to shoulder with the
County Commissioners. I did not pass
over the roads in charge of Mr. Daniels,
but I am told he is the right man in the
A very pleasant time was spent at the
spacious mansion of Mr. S. E. Ingram. A
bountiful dinner, a good rest, and kind
words of welcome in his genial way not on
ly made us feel at home but, as in his usual
style, complimentary words as to our ardu
ous duties, will long be remembered. Mr.
Ingram has a fine plantation, on which is
a well of delightful water: He had the best
crop we saw, much of his cotton will aver
age a bale to the acre.
The reunie-f Company H, 5 S. C. Cav
ary, took place alth& spring at Pocotaligo
three miles from Sumtc. on the 4th. . A
goodly number of survivors'thirty-one in
all answered to roll call. I will not a tmpt
the history of this gallant old command.
r. McDonald Furman has been assigned
the honor to write its history from the time
f its organization to the close of the war.
All who know Mr. Furman as a writer may
expect something interesting from his pen.
A better selection perhaps could not have
been made. The usual business of a survi
ors' reunionwas transacted. Sergeant Wes
ley Broadway was re-elected President; R.
. Jenkinson, V. P.; Henry Watson, Secre
tary. Sergeant Broadway is the highest
surviving ranking officer in the State. He.
ills the position of president writiy to
himself and satisfactorily to the Union.
Many of the old veterans we had not seen
for years. The marks of battle with age
tell upon them, yet they are cheerful and
would be willing to fight for the cause of
there beloved South again. The South and
its lost cause seem dearer to their hearts
than life or lost limbs. Many of old Com
pany H had nothing to risk their lives for
save their wiyes and children. It was pure
ly patriotism that droye them to the front.
It was patriotismn and patriotism alone
which caused so many of them to leave
their wives and children for the hardships
of a Confederate war.
I am reminded of this long letter, which
is burdening to the printer, but-let me sup
plement by saying resolutions were adopt
ed relative to the deaths of comrades R. A.
Chandler and G. W. Broadway. At 2
o'clock a long table beneath shady trees.
was filled with every thing good to eat.
Dinner was anounced and you can judge
what was left of that part of the union.
THE LADIES DELIGHTED.
The pleasant effect and the perfect safety
with which the ladies may use the liquid
fruit laxative, Syr ip of Figs, under all con
ditions nmake it their. favorite remedy. It
is pleasing to the eye and to the taste, gen
tle. Tet effectual in acting on the kidneys,
iver and bowels.
and pode eeraes. arve1o purtn trnt
utitud of lo tet sort weight alum oj phosaht
powders. SoM4 onluf in cans- ROYAL BAKISO PowDER
Co..06 W all St., .Y
I have come to this pla~ce to buy cotton,
and will pay) the very highe~st cash p'rie'd,
as I am. buying for two New England mills,
and ship all my cotton direct to them.
I will go to any point in the county to buy
cotto, or will buy by sample.
Ofice in Dinkins & Co.'s drug store.
A. McCOBB, Jr.
General Commnission Merchant,
AND DEALER IN
Lime, Cement, Plaster Paris, Hair, Fire
Bricks anl Ftire Clay, -
Laud Plaster and Eastern Hay.
Agent for White's English Portland
NO. 198 EAST BA Y,
CHARTETON- S. C.
For.Esro , Sept. 10.-As I have I'nt two
items of news I will not attempt a letter.
Prof. W. B. Bonham will take charge of
our school here on Monday, Sept. 30.
The lightning rod man is in town, and
has sold to Messrs. J. M. Mclloy and C. M.
Wasted, one half bushel fine scup
pernong grapes for preserves.
0. and 0.TEA
The Choicest Tea Ever Offered.
A MOST DELICIOUS BEVERAGE. TRY IT.
Ton will nver use any other. Qualitynever vaslu
It is the EmuST GaaeDI LzaZ, picked from
the best plantations and guaranteed absolutely
pure and free from all adulterations or coloring
matter. The packages are -termetically sealed
and warranted full weight. It is more econ
omical in use than the lower grades.
Oriental & Occidental Tea Co., L't'd:,
Head Office, 5 Bwrng 81p, New York.
S. A. RIGBY,
Manning, S. C.
T. C. 6
Largest Line of C
CLAFNDOx Fanss W e are now in our
joining A. A. S'0LOMONS. Comne and see um
in the State. We sell everything in the HA
lou ned, and at PRICES TO0 SU IT.
STOVES ! STOl
Bst Makes anld Cheap. Crocker
ness. Fine Line Tah~le and(]
Ti Great Yariety.
We can give you bargains. We are Head
Hemp, Lace Leather, Gin Bristles, &c.
cheaper than you caun order it. Comiie and s
One of the largest and best selected
market, is now being daily received by
C. M. M
A splendid assortment of DRY G
sure to please. We have some of the
have been designed for many years.
Our stock surpasses anything we h
both as regards quality, style, and pric
our people, and will make it to their in
Groceries of Every Kind i
Our store is well supplicd with a fuil
Alo we will pay highest cash price:
country produce. ze13e sure to call
Mrs. A. I
a full suipply, andc
FAMILY AND FA
I always gKive a full 11)0 cents
MlRS A . A I
[GF-o: E. 'iom.&x 11m Orrwtti
Geo, E, Toale & Co.
ILA\ UFACTURkRS AND WHOLESAL.E
-T" A T .r. T
Scroll Work, Turning and
Inside Finish. Builder's Hard
ware, and General
OFFICE AND SALESROOMS,
10 and 12 Hayne Street,
REAR CHARLESTON HOTEL,
Charleston, S. C.
All Work Guaranteed.
Write for estimates.
157 and 169, East Bay,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Buy fresh turnip seed from Dr.
Nettles's drug store, at Foreston.
Dods Ever Carried3
inL, s. C.
ARGE, MAGNIFICENT, NEW Store ad.
.We can show you one-of the
DWARE LINE, from a nail to anything
y, Glass and Tinware, and Har
>ocket Cutlery, Scissors, &c.
7rtridges, Shells, &c.
uaresrit ePaeking n Rbber and
e us, we'll do you good Respectfully,
DURANT & SON.
s~tacks of goods ever- offered in this
A S ON,
>n. S. C.
00DS of every variety and style,
nost handsome patterns of prints that
loots and Shoes.
e heretofore exhibited to the public,
e, and we believe that we can please
10 Lwest Living Figures.
Istock of all kinds of
f r cotton, and every other kind of
to see us.
,hand~ at the
boice assortment, of
ndy, Fruit, Etc.
worth of goods for the Dollar
r1WmDS \fanning S. C.