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THE 1%NhG TIMES.
Marrnrg, S. Ch
S. A. NETTLES, Editor.
WEDNESDAY, October 23,1889.
Prize Acre Corn in Oconee.
Having gathered our prize acre of
corn, we beg leave to present our ex
periment, the cause of success and
failure, comments and deductions, for
the readers of the Courier, in behalf
of all concerned in the farmers' move
ment of progressive tillage, etc. We
have gathered and measured careful
ly one hundred and five bushels and
twenty-three pounds, struck measure.
Though the acre has been estimated
from forty bushels to over two hun
- dred by different parties, and though
we have fallen far short of our own
expectation, it is quite refreshing to
realize the fact that we have more
good merchantable corn from one
acre than we made on our whole farm
in either of the two last years, having
been submerged by the floods of 1887
and 1888. The cultivation was al
most faultless. The want of a ma
chine to drop the corn and a good
.hand to lay off the rows was the only
irregular procedure that observation
could detect. While we did not
make two hundred bushels on an ap
proximate, we will make the follow
ing statements, viz: Having manur
ed .very highly, (10,000 pounds of
compost of cotton seed and stable
manure and land plaster, and' 3,000
pounds of guano,) the land having
been deeply plowed. the spring cold
and dry, the crop did not start off
well until the last of May. The
ground was thoroughly wet. Two
heavy rains frcm this time until the
last of June, impeded its growth. At
this particular juncture, when "shoot
ing," sulking, and tasseling, the weath
er was dry until the 24th of July.
During this time we experimented a
little with spraying, and on Tuesday,
22d July, we turned on a branch, but
on Thursday (two days later) the rain
came, and our irrigation amounted to
nothing, but an injury, as the land
where the stream ran was made too
wet, causing the corn to fall down.
This is the objection to irrigation by
turing on a running stream. The
g n gets too wet before it will get
over the, entire land. Spraying is
more like natural rain and far prefer
able, as the operation can better be
controlled. During this drought, ten
miles below in Anderson county, the
-farmers were having too much rain
and partial showers were frequent,
which, together with a press of other
woi-, deterred us from resorting to
irrigation, thinking every day it
- would rain. But if I had commenced
irgton in the outset of the drought,
- n etit up, I believe firing could
have been prevented. One other
canse of failure was taking in a poor
sand bank for the purpose of testing
the power of highly manuring such
anis compared with irich land, an I
betiause it was not exposed to over
stal~buao c~~ery~ttIs& eas.
TwA'o'er three severe winds prostrated"
anid'split up the blades, preventing
filling.i We think the wind destroyed
twenty-five bushels, taking in the
sandbank twenty-five, and the drought
twenty-five or fifty, would have given
~-a yieIm of two hundred bushels or its
~approximate As it is we would have
-made more if there had been less
corn on the land, and, perhaps, we
~would have mnadea better yield had
our rows been five feet instead of two
-and one'half, and thicker in the drill,
and had given the corn more sun
light. Corn plqpted on the new
moon grows taller, giving more foliage
'and-less grain. Hence our high corn,
some ears being nearly ten feet from
the~ground. It is-not a popular idea
to give the. moon such an influence,
=but.nesp tides are formed by the1
moon being in conjunction with the
sun. sSo weshave faith enough in the1
moont'o insist on planting corn on~
the moon. This would have increas
-ed our yield.-Keowee Courier.
Brought Him in Debt.
-The following queer story of a
transaction between a farmer
and butcher in one of the
'counties bordering on Sagl Francisco
-bag, is told by the Butchers' and Live
Stoel Gazette: Mr. Jones sold a
7bnllock:to Mr. Laarus for $16 to be
taken and paid for when fat. When
Mr. Lazarus came for the animal
Joneis said he would like to have a
forequarter for his own use. Mr.
T aarus willingly accepted the order,
and after the bullock was slaughtered
delivered the meat. A few days later
Jones went to town called on Lazarus,
and as a preliminary to a settlement,
asked for his bill. "Dot's all right,~
Mr. Jones; I haf the bill already
made out. Here you are." Mr.]
Mr. Jones, Dr., to Jacob Lazarus
To one quarter beef, 185 lbs. at 10c. $18.50
By credit, one bullock 16.00
Btalance due ~$2.50
"Good heavens, Lazarus. you get
three quarters of beef, the hide, tal
low and offal and bring me in debt
$2.50. How's that, old man?"
"Ah, Mr. Jones, that beef vas sheap
at 10 cents a pound."
"But, Lazarus, you only gave me
$16 for the whole bullo.ck."
"Ah, but Jones, dot's pizness, piz
ness, do you see ?"
"Well, Lazarus, next time I have a
fat bullock, I'll kill it myself, use one
quarter and throw away the rest, and
then I'will save $2.50. You see ?"
"As! ah! but dot's not pizness;
farmers should not be butchersdot's]
HIE SHOWED HIS GOOD SENSE.
Our traveling men as a rule are men of
lively disposition. They make a good im
pression on the public by their engaging
manners, but when the true gentleman
with kind and sympathetic impulses and
that feeling of t'enderness, known only to
men of the highest order is to be shown,
the "drummer" is not behind his fellows.
Capt. C. F. Hoke, one of the most widely
bnown traveling men in the South writes:
"I got from you a bottle of Dr. Westmore
land's Calisaya Tonic for my little daugh,
ter, who had been prostrated with fever
and was very weak and had no appetite.
She had not used more than half the bottle
before she had an excellent appetite and re
gained her strength with astonishing rapid
ity. I believe it to be an excellent tonic."
This great tonic is sold by Dr. L. W. Net-I
tiesforeston, S. C.; .1. G. Dinkins & Co.,
BILL ARP'S TALK.
He Want Industrial Schools for Girls.
Oh, I am so grad-I'm so glad,
that is what my folks said when I told
them the industrial school bill for
girls had passed. I expect a thousand
women said the same thing. Poor
things. That is about all they can do
when any great moral measure is tri
umphant. They can just be glad,
that's all. They cannot take any part
in the great reforms. Can't even cast
a vote in a prohibition election. Thir
teen hundred negroes can go to the
polls in our town and vote for saloons,
and all that the mothers and wives and
sisters can do is to weep and plead
and listen to the beatings of their
hearts that are throbbing with hope
and fear. If I was a law make f
would vote for a bill that would let
them vote on that question if no oth
er-yes, vote-vote at a separate place
for women only. In fact, they ought
to have two votes, for they have a
double interest at stake, one vote for
themselves and one for their little
children. In all moral questions that
affect the home, the fireside, the wife
or the mother should have at least an
equal voice. She is the queen of the
home and ought to be. If she is not
then it is not a home but is simply a
house, and sometimes a prison. It is
the place where she stays and bears
the children and nurses them, and
where she loses her beauty and grows
old and dies. She lives mainly for
those children, and when temptation
and vice rob her of them she is rob
bed indeed. With some it is a help
less, pitiful grief; with others it is a
lioness robbed of her whelps. I knew
an aged mother in my own town whose
sons and grandsons were enticed
away, and in her desperation she seiz
ed the sword cane of her dead hus
band and went to the barroom of the
town and walked behind the counter
and broke up every glass and bottle
and mirror and when the owner tried
to stop her she drew the dirk from the
cane and ran him from the house and
then completed her work. The love
for her offspring armed her with a wild
frenzy, and this is the same feeling
that every mother has though they do
not show it that way. Oh,; the good
mothers of this land, what a blessed
world we would have if they could
have their way about these things.
But the christian world is-making pro
gress in the right direction. The time
was when a married woman could
own nothing, not even her watch or
her clothing. Everythiag was her
lord's. But now she can have her
own property without a trustee, and
can make her will. But this is not
enough. They should have a voice
and a vote in the protection of their
Now, here are hundreds, yes thous
ands, of our girls who want to earn
their own living and the door is shut.
For a century the poor women could
do nothing but sew. It has been less
than half a century since Thomas
Oh, men with sisters dear,
Oh, men with mothers and wives,
It is not linen you're wearing out
But human creatures' lives.
But now our girls are waking up'
to the consciousness of 'their fitness
for other things, and all they ask is a
trial and a chance. I am more cea
cerned for my girls than for my- boys.
& isty~tbever, and I have a sus
picion that those who voted against
the bill were not fathers, or, if fathers
they have no girls who are likely to
become dependent on their own labor1
for a support. I know of some wo
men and some girls who are doing
men's work and are doing it well and
are getting about half pay for it--just
because they are females. Is there no
remedy for this? What our girls
want is a wider field--more occa
pations-more independence. When
a girl goes to an- industrial school she1
means business--and the State's mon
ey is not wasted. 'When a boy goes
to college he does not always mean
business. Most generally he means
to have a good time and he has it. Of
course there are exceptions, but that
is the rule. Money spent on our girls
in training them to practical pursuits
is well spent. It has proved so in
Mississippi. It will be no experiment
and Georgia can, with safety, follow
the lead of a State that has always
honored women with a peculiar chiv
alry. Georgia is three times as rich
as Mississippi, and certainly ought to
spend as much for our girls. If the
women could vote our legislature
would not dare to~ hesitate.
-I wonder what is the matter with
our people, anyhow. Not long ago
the good ladies of Fredericksburg
asked .us for a little money with which
to fix up the graves of the Georgians,
and only thirty-four have responded
-only thirty-four, and twenty of them
are non-residents. Just think of it
only fourteen Georgians have shown
enough regard for our dead to give
one dollar to put a head board to a
What shall I say to those ladies
who for twenty-five years have cared!
for those graves? Oh, shame for
Georgia! Here I have a letter from
them thanking me for what I wrote
and telling how many Virginia papers
have copied it and how the ladies are
getting up a concert in Fredericks
burg to raise some money and how
the recent floods washed away their
bridges and ruined their crops and
destroyed their water works, and made
them feel so poor that it is hard to get
money for these graves.
But I have not given up, and I ex
pect to keep pegging away on this
line. until the money comes, if it takes
all winter. My wife, Mrs. Arp, says
she believes the good people would
have sent the money long ago, but
they thought the legislature would
send it, as the appeal was made to
them. But the legislature is absorbed
in such great living issu-es, they seem
to have forgotten the dead. Maybe
they will think of these graves after
while. One old soldier, who is 78
years of age, sent me five dollars and
wrote that when he read the appeal he1
didn't have a cent, and so he hurried
up a bale of cotton and took it to
Columbus and sold it on purpose to;
pay his part of that debt. A friend
near Macon did likewise, and sQ I
have received fifty-three dollars in all.!
Friends, please send me a dollar or'
two to send to those ladies. Twvelve
Confederate veterans from Ocala,
Florida, sent twelve dollars. A gen
tleman sends a dollar all the way
from Massachusetts, and another camne
from New York city. You needn't
wait on the legislature. Just send it
alon. ANw York man want ton
know if it- will be safe to remit tc
"Bill Arp," or has he got another
name; says he saw in a paper that Bill
Arp's son had stolen a horse and es
caped from the sheriff, and that thi
has made him dubious about the fam
ily, and he wants to know about it.
My boys are worried about that. Ev
ery now and then some devilish fellow
asks them which one of the boys stole
that horse, and that is what I get for
stealing a name. The chickens wi'J
come home to roost. My friend, that
horse thief is no kin to me, and I'm
sorry he is kin to anybody. But if
you will send the money to the under
signed the ladies of Fredericksburg
will get it. There will be a big circus
here next Monday, and I wish the sol
dier's graves had all the money that
will be laughed away that day. But
the folks must laugh, I reckon-and
the children do enjoy a circus so much
and there has not been one here in
three years. So I reckon we must
let them go and see the animals. My
first great grief was because my good
father wouldn't let me go to the cir
cus. He said it was wrong. The tent
was near to our house and there was
a great rock not far away and my
good mother let me get upon it where
I could see a little bit between the up
per and lower curtains and I was
happy. The other boys were all in
side and I couldn't understand exact
ly why it was right for them and
wrong for me. My father saw me on
the rock and relented. He would not
take me in but let me go in with my
uncle and my happiness was complete.
And so I voted to give holiday to all
the pupils of our public schools and
so did a majority of our board, and
there are two or three hundred happy
children in Cartersville. I don't be
lieve it is a sin to go one time in three
years, but if it is I am sure there is
no malice in it. Evil be to him who
evil thinks. I shall not go myself nor
do I think that preachers ought to
go, for there is a fitness in things, and
there is a time for everything, and my
circus time is out. I would like to
study natural history awhile and see
the animals, and Mrs. Arp has inti
mated that she wants to see them and
would like the pleasure of my com
pany and so-well, I don't know yet
what will happen. I heard a dignified
Judge say that he never knew wheth
er he would go or not until the music
began. BI.L AR.
BUCKLEN'S ARNICA SALVE.
The best salve in the world for Cuts,
Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rheum, Fever
Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains,
Corns, and all Skin Eruptions, and posi
tively cures Files, or no pay required. It
is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction or
money refunded. Price 25 cents per box.
For sale by J. G. Dinkins & Co.
THEIR BUSINESS BOOMING.
Probably no one thing has caused such a
general reviyal of trade at Dinkins & Co.'s
Drug Store as their giving away to their
customers of so many free trial bottles of
Dr. Kings New Discovery for Consumption.
Their trade is simply enormous in this very
valuable article from the fact that it always
cures and never disappoints. Coughs,
Colds, Asthma, Bronchitis, Croup, and all
throat and lungr diseases quickly cured.
You can test it before buying by getting a
trial bottle free, large size S1. Every bot
The transition from long, lingering and
painful sickness to robust health marks an
epoch in the life of the individual. Such a
remarkable event is treasured in the memo
ry and the agency whereby the good health
has been attained 'is gratefully blessed.
Hence it is that so much is heard in praise
of Electric Bitters. So many feel they owe
their restoration to health, to the use of the
Great Alterative and Tonic. If you are
troubled with any disease of Kidneys, Liv
er or Stomach, of long or short standing you
will surely find relief by use of Electric Bit
ters. Sold at 50c. and $1 per bottle at Din
kins & Co.'s Drugstore.
Use Brown's Iron Bitters.
All dealers kepi.$10 e bottie. Genuine
Manning Shaving Parlor.
HAIR cUTTING ARTISTICALLY EXECUTED.
and Shaving done with best Razors. Spec
ial attention paid to shampooing ladies
I have had considerable experience in
several large cities, and guarantee satisfac
tion to my customers. Parlor next door to
E. D. HAMILTON.
E xh ilarating
NERVOUSNESS and SLEEPLESSNESS
Free by Mail, 50 cents and $1.00.
SEND FR~, CmcUI.AR.
Life Elixir Co., 30 Vesey St., N. Y.
H. BULWINKLE & CO,,
Grain, Hay, i Mill Feed.
Southern Seed Rye, Southern
Seed Barley, Western and
Texas Red Rust Proof
Oats a Specialty.
No. 162 East Bay, and 15 and 17
CHARLESTON, S. C.
G.S. Hacker & Son,
Doors, Sash, Blinds, Mouldings,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
CHARLES C. LESLIE,
Wholesale & Ratail Commission Dealer in
Fish, Oysters, Game and Poultry,
Stalls Nos. 1 and 2 Fish Market. Office, 18
& 20J Market Street, East of East Bay. Coun
try orders solicited.
CH A R L-STO S . C.
THE TRUST BROKENI
The Trust on High Prices.
WE DID IT!
GOODS YELL BOUGHT IRE HALF SOLD.
We have always had the reputation of being
The Lowest Priced House in Sumter.
We are better prepared than ever before to sustain this rep
utation, having opened a
LARGE AND COMPLETE STOCK,
which for variety, styles, quality and cheapness cannot be it
WE HAVE GOT THE "PULL" ON
L OW PRICES,
and competitors are left behind.
We offer the best goods for the least money. Come
Surnter, S. C.
st7MTzu, s. C.
The leading house in the State invites the people of Claren
don County to visit their stores. A few of the reasons why it
will pay you to do so.
Because our Stock is the Largest.
Because our Goods are the Newest.
Because our Prices are the Lowest.
We make no special leaders, as all our goods are leaders.
Our line of
Dress Goods, Trimmiings, &c.
are unequalled in style and quality', embracing all the season's
novelties. A handsome line of the latest styles in Ladies' and
Misses Cloaks. In our
will be found a cheap selection of the best makes. Sole agents
for Hough & Ford's Ladies' and Misses' Shoes, the celebrated
Hess Shoes for men, the W. L. Douglas Shoes, and several oth
er leading makes. In our
Clothing and Furnishing Department
we are winning new trade every day with our rightly made
Clothing, made this season better than ever before. Sole agents
for Strouse & Bro.'s patent square shoulder garnments, eqnal to
the finest custom make. See our line of
Boys' and Children's Clothing.
Sole agents for the celebrated Knockabout Suit. A nobby
line of HATS in all the leading Blocks.
CARPETS, OLt CLOTH, MATTINOS, AND RUGS
at New York pr1ices. An immense line of
Gloves, Handkerchiefs, Hosiery, CorsesS, &c,
SOLE AGENTS FOR THE
MATHER LACING KID GLOVES,
Every pair warranted. A conmplete line of
Staple and Fancy Groceries, Crockery and Hardware.
In tis dpartentwe oner special inducements to miereiants
and dealers, and are prepared to -ompilete with anyv market.
All orders by mail will receive prompt attention.,
J. IRYTTENBERG & SONS.
WE lEAN BS11
Everything in the furniture line from a $1.50 Be
SUMTER, S. C
PRIZE PARLOR S
Every $10's bought entitlesti
i ticket at our magnificent |
ROSEWOOD PARLOR SUIT
it $100 and consisting of 6 pi
D. J. WINN
Desires to call the attention of friends, customers, and the public gener
Ily in Clarendon to his complete line of medium, fine, and low priced
elected with care to meet the wants of all our people. The stock consists
if all the leading styles, and as good a line of medium and low priced goods
s ever brought by me to this market, Piece Goods, Shirts, Fine and Medi
im Underwear, Hats, Caps, Umbrellas, Socks, Neckwear, Suspenders, Gloves,
[andkerchiefs and all kinds of
Overcoats for Men, Youths, and Boys.
We call speciai attention of our lady friends to the number one line of
Boys', Youths', and Children's Clothing
or every day and dress wear. We propose to sell the goods at ex
remely low figures, and when you come to Sumter don't fail to come
nd see us.
"Sell Them is Our Motto."
Thankful for past patronage, I remain very truly yours.
D. J. WINN,
Main Street, SUMTER, S. C.
T. C. SCAFFE,
STOVES AND TINWARE.
Largest Line of Goods Ever Carried.
R. W. DURANT & SON,
Ciin A. A. sO S oe and see us We an ho yon one ofN toread
Handsomest Hardware Stores
nthe State. We sell everything in the HARDWARE LINE, from a nail to anything
ou need, and at PRICES TO SUIT.
STOVES! STOVES! STOVES!
Best Makes and Cheap. Crockery, Glass and Tinware, and Har
ness. Fine Line Table and Pocket Cutlery, Scissors, &c.
Guns' and Pistols
I Gr eat Yar'iety. Cartridcs, Shsells, &c.
We can give you bargin WB stare Headqiat fr P aci i Rber and sl
heaper than you can order it. Comie and s-ee us, we'll do you good. Respectfully,
RI.. W. DURANT & SON.
WVETHERHORN & FISCHER,
MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS 1N
General Building Material.
ash, Doors, Blinds, Moulding, Scroll Sawing, Turning,
Door and Window Frames, Lumber, Flooring, Ceiling,
Weather-boarding, Paints, Oils, Glass, Lime, &c.
Office, Salesroomn, Factory and Yards, Smith, Near Queen Street,
Char'lStOI, S- C
iarWrite for prices, or send a list of your wants for an.estimate.ME
haest and Rest Grneries. at FERDINAND LEVI'S. Sumfer. S. L' .
d to a $150.00 Suit at
he purchaser to
A. McCOBB, Jr.
General Commission Merchant,
AND DEALER IN
me, Cemeat, Plaster Pads, Hair, Fire
Bdcks and Fire Clay.
Land Plaster and Eastern Hay.
agent for White's English Portland
NO. 198 EAST BAY,
CHARLESTON, S. 0.
[GRo. E. Toire. HE=N OLTER.]
leo, E, Toale & Co.
AA UFACTURIRS AND WEOLESALE
-3 A.T IE.B X
Scroll Work, Turning and
nside Finish. Builder's Hard
rare, and General
OFFICE AND SALESROOMS,
10 and 12 Hayne Street,
EAR CA:LESTON HOTEL,
Charleston, S. C.
All Work Guaranteed.
sWrite for estimates.
177 MEETING STREET,
5 Doors South of Market Street,
DIRECTLY ON LINE CITY RALWAY,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
irs. H. U. BAKlR, Proprietress.
Rates Per Day, $1.00.
CHARLESTO~N, S. C.
First Class in dl its Appointments.
go ien is eaodern Improvments~,.
Otis Passenger Elvator, Elec
tric Bells and Lights, Heat
BATES, $2.00, $250 AND $3.00.
Rooms Reserved by Mail or Telegraph.
HowinD FLEzxrsG. JNo. H. Dzysazzx, Jr
- New York. Charleston, S. C.
Eglish Por'tlandt Cement,
L.ime, Plaster, Hlair, &c.
276 EAST BAY
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Write for our special prices on full
or mixed car load lots.
ATLANTIC COAST LINE.
September 8th, 1889.
GoING soUTH.. GOING N~oRTE.
M AM AM PM
'135 *9 30 Lv Florence Ar *4 20 *7 55
2 29 10 55 Lv Kingstree Lv 3 17 6 46
2 50 11 20 Lv Lanes Lv 3 00 6 28
5 00 1 30 Ar Charl'ton Lv 1 30 4 30
M PM AM PM
central Railroad of S. C.
Dated February 11, 1889.
v Colbia *520pmx $7 40 A
.v Sumter 6 35PM 9 25 A x
v Harvins 6 55 ex 10 30A X
v Manning 704P lx112OAMx
.v Foreston 7 19 PM 1215pM
r Lanes 7 42PM l 1 5PM
tr Charlestoni 9 30p m 5 00ix
av Charleston '7 30 A M
vLanes 915Ax 240Px
v Foreston 9 39 AM 3 25pex
v Manning 9 568AM 4l10 p
v Harvins 10 06 AM 4 30pM
r Sumter 10 30 AM 6 30pgx
r Columbia 11 55 A 2900PM
$Passengers trains that conneet with
mlgton Colrmbit & Augusta Railroad.
September 8th, 1889.
GOING WEsT GOING EAsT
M PM AM PM
'625 *10 10 Lv Wilmgtn Ar *8 35 *1150
9 56 *12 40 Lv Marion Lv 5 20 *'865
.0 40* 2OAr Florence Lv 4 35'*815
3 20 t 920 Lv Florence Ar 115 t 750
4 40 t10O28Ar Sumter Lv 1158 t6 37
4 4010 33 Lv Sumter Arl11 8'*6 32
6 15 *11 55 Ar Colum Lv 10 35 * 5 2
M AM -PM PM
Daily. tDaily except Sunday.
Train on Florence R~ B leaves Pee Dee
Laily except Sunday 4 40 p x arrive Row
and. 7 00M. Returning leave Bowland
S30 A x, arrive Pee Dee 850 A xf.
Train on Manchesterct AugustaBR leaves
sumter daily except Sunday 1050 AM, arrive
Richardson 12 01 p x. Returning leave
sichardson 12 15p i , arrive Sumterl130
.R. KENE.Y, J. F. Dzvism,