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THE MANNING TIMES
Palidhed E'ecry 1leduesday.
Wednesday, November 6, 1889.
Gives Greeting to a Returned Explorer
Some Interestinr roints About Interio:
African Society and its Etiquette.
African explorers do not very ofte
return to tell us of that benightei
country. The mortality among Afri
can explorers is no doubt greater that
elsewhere. It is for that reason tha
we are glad to welcome in America i
man like Mr. Herbert Ward, who ha
not only successfully returned witi
his life, but with a cargo of. valuable
information which will greatly enricl
the history of that young country.
Mr. Ward ran away from home a
the age of 16, and being an athlet
naturally. had to resort to the hori
zontal bar act in a New Zealand cir
cus, and though this course would n<
doubt cast a gloom over the souls o
his English neighbors, it adds to hi
glory in the hearts of Americans. No
only the rank and fire of Americas
people will respect him for his inde
pendence, but Ward McAllister wil
doubtless forgive him even for having
joined a circus.
Africa is the third sub-division it
size geographically, among the grea
countries of the world. It is composec
of land and water. Four-fifths o
its area being within the tropics, the
climate is uniformly hot, and clothing
stores do Dot pay, especially in the
Mr. Ward has a large and valuabl
collection of African curiosities anC
souvenirs and included therei.-he ha
the wardrobes of at least half a dozes
African belles. He has to pay extra
for his other baggage but not fo:
these. One costume
AN AFRICAN LADY'S TOILET.
consists of a brief overskirt of hay
There is no underskirt. Also n<
waist. Also no sleeves. It is a cut<
little wire grass lambrequin of variou
colored African grasses, and woui
last a long time, I judge, without re
pairs. Another similar one is really
only a hay fringe, which in a hig]
I wind or in crossing a muddy street
would expose the ankles to the cun
ous gaze of Pagan dudes. There ar
three of these dresses, and complet
I they may be all carried in an ordinary
card case. The chief charm abou
these dresses is, that in changing fron
one to the other there is very littl
danger of taking cold.
The grass dress is quite popula
with the more civilized classes o
women, and it is not uncommon a
any time to see a kind hearted hus
band going out shopping for his wif
with a scythe over his shoulder. As al
flesh is grass, however, some of the
African ladies put off their haying
sometimes for years.
As one goes farther into t~ prov
inces, Mr. Ward says, the men wveai
the clothes of the family, allowing th<
women as an offset to revel in th<
joys of industry. Many of the Africal
gentry wear garments of a fine sof
bark which resembles buckskin i:
texture and color. When it rains
which sometimes it, does, for six o:
seven months- at a time, the owne
removes his bark clothes, otherwis<
they would shrink and- render hiz
[liabile for violation of 'a city ordi
; :g THE FATE OF MSszONxlES.
T4is situation calls up the inquir;
whether such a people may ever b<
made consistent Christians and orna
muents to society. At first we say n(
of course. No people who eat thei
neighbors with their knives, can be
come thoroughly cultivated. No na
tion who will go to a donation part;
and contribute ham-sandwiches to thi
pastor, can hope to ever become pillar
of the church.
On the other hand, all our greates
anthropologists claim, and say the
can prove it too, that the forefather
of every race of people on the face (
the globe, once ate the flesh of thei
enemies, and in times of peace, eve
and anon, broke over the rule to'enjo;
a fricassed friend.
It is of course discouraging for u
to send to such a country, our bes
missionaries, knowing that they wil
not last over iiore than two meals
and vet we are told that a few centu
ries wvill change all this, as the histor;
of all other nations has alread;
shown us. The Christian religio:
works very gradually on such a pec
Mark Twain dropped in casuall,
during ouir discussion of this ques
tion, and said that in many cases, a
he had noticed in the Sandwich I:
lands, an apparent conversion was re
ally a change merely of superstition:
That seems to be the first stagec
barbaric decline. The heathen watch
es the physical prowess of the mis
sionary, as Mr. Ward says, of a mis
sionary who went to Africa and fo
years could not awaken an interesi
That was largely because he appeales
to their religious. natures and thei
thinking faculties. That is where h
made a mistake. He might as wel
have asked for an upright piano as;
thinking faculty. But after he hal
about given up regular religious ser
vices, he took a notion to go out an<
shoot a brace of elephants for Thank:
giving. He did so. Much to his sur
prise he then began to make convert:
A man who could kill clephants with
out the help of a local plaster-of-paris
deity, ivas entitled to respect and con
sideration. So a great upheaval en
sued, and many brands were snatches
from the burning. Scripture name
such as Abednego and Methuselal
were substituted for such provincia
names as "-- a, - Crocodile any
how," and "Go-and-...shoot-an
Twvain said that an old Sandwiec
bIslnder emblraced religion and waj
regarded as a consistent christian. S<
was his daughter. lie had a planta
tion on the coast, and one day a neigi
bor killed a shark there in that neigh
borhood, not on the plantation, bu
near enough the shore so that the ol,
man's riparian rights entitled him t
half the shark. According to th
old-fashioned shark god the ti shoul
be divided in a certain way. Accord
ing to his own notion, he wanted t
(ivide it another way. He defied th
shark god and used his owvn judg
m~ent. In the night his consciene
ben to bother him. He got up an
put some arnica on it, but that did no
good. At last he went to a friend and
- told him that inside of 48 hours death
would be his portion. He said that
he thought all the time that he had
found a new religion, but he had not.
= He hadn't the right thing. He had
swapped one superstition only fo an
other. At heart he was still a pagan.
He told them not to send for a doctor,
because he preferred to .die by him
self, so that it would not be necessary
to have an autopsy in order to show
which doctor was right in the diag
nosis. Sure enough, he died prompt
1 lv on time and his daughter followed
l him, and yielded to the supremacy of
- the shark god. It is a matter not of a
2 few weeks, this civilization and growth
t in grace, but of lives and generations.
SEATS CONTESTED IS A HIGHER COURT.
The large number of red handed wife
murderers who have scooted gaily
from the scaffold to a little better lo
cation in paradise than that of the
wife they kicked to death during the
preceding winter, would naturally
suggest to us that people may be mis
taken in the symptoms of their regen
eration and election. Many who have
f believed themselves to be elected,
may, in the bright light of a Higher
Court, find their seats contested.
The execution of criminals, of course
is a subject which interests us at this
time. Electricity does not yet obtain
in Africa, though there are other
shocking methods of executions. A
favorite one seems to be like this:
The defendant is placed in a sitting
posture, with nothing to sit on. He
is then bound to two stakes which
are driven into the ground by his
side. His eyes are then bandaged.
Next a cane collar is put around his
neck under the chin. Now a tall, en
thusiastic sapling is bent over so that
j its top may be tied to this cane collar.
This stretches the neck of the brunette
homicide like that of a Christmas
2gobbler. The executioner now makes
r a chalk mark across the back of the
young man's said neck and spitting
on his hands-his own hands-he
swings a big cleaver around his head
seven or eight times. All at once, as
some one looks at the strange scene,
a he notices that the head of the homi
a cide is missing. Some boys climb the
I fence, and over in the kraal back of
- the bungalow they find it. A fight over
r the head follows amid much merri
Missionaries on the Congo, it is
said, will soon resort to the method of
a revival now so popular among the ne
a groes of Georgia, by offering a large
watermelon to each convert. It would
t have been tried this year had the
I melons been given an opportunity to
a mature, but they were prematurely
eaten. Even the usual sign,
f : i.Do not eat these watermelons.
They are green and God bless you- :
did not save them.
Mr. Ward has received a gift, for
instance, of bananas, plantains, and
several pounds of human flesh from
an admirer, just as an old frontiersman
-always sent a sparerib to his neighbor
when he butchered. Cannibal eti
Squette is worthy of a close study, and
the tableware, such as eye spoons,
Sbrain spoons, and blood scoops, serve
to make one glad that, even if New
2York does not get the World's Fair,
it will not go up the Congo.
SMr. Ward in five years of life -at a
s tretch in Central Afric~a has become
very thoughtful indeed, and days of
1unremitting toil and nights of intense
.anxiety have caused a grave and ear
nest nature. It is not the killing of a
lion or a tiger or an elephant alone
that entitles an explorer to the pro
found consideration of those who re
e main at home, but the great courage
Sand steadfastness of purpose which
, enables a man to brook delay for
r months while an ignorant old royal
- Aunt-eater ponders over the problem
- of whether he will let the white man
i cross his picturesque jungles and well
e kept swamps or not; delays that are
s dangerous, and yet often unmarked
,by any incident for days outside of
Sthe regular royal assessment. Then
comes the treachery, the deadly dis
s eases that lurk in the imperfect sani
tary arrangement of interior Africa,
r and the general curiosity to know
r how a young Englishman would taste
i with coon gravy.
AFRIcAN HOME LIFE.
t Self-denial, he says, is the key to
L civilization. These savagda yield to
, every appetite, regardless of the rules
-of God and man, and cease not until
y every desire is quenched in brutal
y repetition. That is the whole differ
oence between a bad man and a good
The African elephant is useless as a
y helpmeet to man. In the days of the
-Phoenicians the elephant was, accord
s ing to history, a good animal for farm.
-ing purposes and a good pair of
-2-year-old steer elephants would plow
.three acres and a half of new land
feven among old ebony stumps and
-half decayed mahogany rails, but now
-he is emancipated. He hangs about
-the plantations and tramps on the ge.
r ranium beds.
. The only domestic animals there
are the crocodile and the flea. The
r elephant declines to be domesticated,
e but when annoyed has been known
.1 to domesticate a Congo gentleman by
a knocking down a few palm trees with:
him and then puttiog the balance of
.him in the ash barrel.
I The only good point about the
-crocodile and the only way in which
-he is useful is the way of eating his
. amily sometimes while thinking
-about something else. The male
-crocodile very often eats up a whole
-pimary~ school of little crocodiles and
then chases the teacher two or three
miles across the fields.
s Money on the Congo is iron mostly,
a big spear head being worth as much
,1 as an ordinary man or two women.
-Women are cheap and illiterate.
- Their aspirations are not high. An
elephant's tusk is worth a man, and
'generally costs that much before you~
s get it. Men are adults at 13.
Cannibalism is rarely practiced in
cold blood but mostly after drinking
heavily and the maddening dances
and orgies which follow a victory; sc
it that possibly prohibition in Africa
might lead to a vegetable diet and ul.
o timate civilization. Whether Africa
e will ever go "dry" or not, is very hard
a to tell at this time and the outlook is
t rather discouraging.
o T~here are rarely more than twc
e children in one family and home ties
-are somewvhat relaxed. With these
e social peculiarities combine the regu
d ln- o1,d fahined vendetta whieb
flourishes there and (ie custom c
killing off the old people, burying th
widows alive with th &[ead lhusbani~
poisoning peo ' w o are suppose
to be si tiis to the wiethcraft habi
' tohtering a man's servants whe
he dies, so that they can be on han
to dust him off when he gets to per
dition, and the custom of coo kin
your enemies, eating your neighbor
and picking your friends and you wi
relieve Africa from any impending
danger of over population especiall
as immigration so far is easily coi
trolled.-ill1 ?ye in Chiarlesatoni Rao
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Read the following: Mr. C. H. Morri:
Newark, Ark., says: "Was down with Al
scess of Lungs, and friends and physician
pronounced mejan Incurable Consumptive
Began taking Dr. King's New Discovery fe
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and able to oversee the work on my far:
It is the finest medicine ever made."
Jesse Middlewart, Decatur, Ohio, says
Had it not been for Dr. King's New Discov
ery for Consumption I would have died c
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An now in best of health." Try it. Sanm
pie bottles free at Dinkins & Co.'s Dru
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and so popular as to need no special men
tion. All who have used Electric Bitter
sing the same song of praise.- A pure
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teed to do all that is claimed. Electri
Bitters will cure all diseases of the Live
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Bitters. Entire satisfaction is guaranteet
or money refunded. Price 50 ets. and $1.0
per bottle at Dinkins & Co.'s Drug Store.
BY w. LINDSAY, MACHINIST.
Foot to foot, no matter where,
Though far beyond my desired road,
If brother needs a brother's care,
On foot I'd go and share his load.
Knee to knee, no selfish prayer
Shall eveil from my lips ascend;
For those that act upon the squa:e
Henceforth ray prayer shall ever bend
Breast to breast, and thus I swear
A brother's secrets here shall sleep,
If told to me upon the square,
Save those I am not bound to keep.
Hand to back, oh, type of love!
Sweet emblem to adorn the skies,
Be this our work, below, above,
To help poor fallen mortals rise.
Cheek to cheek, or mouth to ear -
We all like sheep have gone astray:
May we good counsel give and hear,
Till each shall find a better way.
If you would enjoy good health alway
leave the table before your appetite is full
satisfied, and be sure your wife has a Lig
Running New Home Sewing Machine an
you will be wise.
"We think we may say with pride,
remarks the Hebrew Journal, "thn
such a thing as a 'Jewish 'vote' ha
never presented itself in our Goverr
ment. Outside of the synagogue w
are citizens of the United States. Thi
Jew has always been remarkable fo
his loyalty, because he so completel
adapts himself to the country r
which lhe lives. Where are foun,
heartier Englishmen than the Englis
Jews, where more typical Frenehmue:
than the French Jews, where mor
patrotic Germans than the Germa:
Jews? The votes we cast have notlh
ing to do with the religious ciced c
the candidate; that is a pirivate mat
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It cures quickly. For sale by all dealers in
medicine. Get the genmine.
$18 cash will buy a beautiful nea
Singer sewing machine, with all tli
latest attachments and imnprovemnenlt:
A bargain. For sale at the TIums offic<
FORESTON DRUG STORE,
FORESTON, S. C.
I keep always on hand a full line of
Pure Drugs and Medicines,
FANCY AND TOILET ARTICLES, TOILE
SOAPS, PERFUMERY, STATION
ERY, CIGARS, GARDEN SEEDS,
and such articles as are usually kept in
first class drug store.
I have just added to my stock a line of
PAINTS AND OILS,
and am prepared to sell PAINTS, OIL:
LEAD, VARNISHES, BRUSHES,
in quantities to suit purchasers.
L. W. NETTLES, M.D.,
Foreston, S. C.
REAL E.NTATE AJEXT,
FOREST1ON, S. C.
Offers for sale on Main Street. in busine:
portion of the town, TWO STORES. w'il
suitable lots; on Manning and R1. R. stree
TWO COTTAGE RESIDENC'ES, 4 and
rooms; and a number of VM'ANT LO'I
suitable for residences. -ma in different 1
calities. Terms Reasonable.
Also, a lalntation near Greeleyville, 3&
acres, 115 in cultivation, and a seven ion
dwelling and necessar y outbuildings".
303 King Stieet, Charleston, S. C.
Two Doors Norih of Liberty,
Shaving, Haircutting and Shanmoooing
ARTEsIAN BATHs, HOT AND coLD.
Special attention paid to cutting of chi
FIFTEN AYS TRA.:
IN OU CWNUS BEOR YO PY N CE
Dont py a agnt 55 r $0, ut endforcirul
Tur n Wnn e it14.rthTep5s
f IF YOU WANT THE WORTH OF
Your Money in Groceries,
:1 SPEND IT WITH
H. A. LOWRY, Agt.,
Manin g,. s. C.
Your attention is called to my large and varied assortment of Fancy and Staple Grocer
ies, comprising everything in the way of of eatables that can be found in any first-class
Grocery store. Fine goods are specialties, and reasonable prices rule throughout. No
baits, but legitimate profits, prompt attention to orders, courteous treatment and honest
representations are the principles that characterize my business, and upon which I de
r pend for a liberal support. MY PRICES ARE As LoW AS THE LOWEST.
t a Canned Goods and Fine Delicacies.
oMake or cash secure the best possible results in supplying the necessaries of life.
If von would do this, come to me; I will give you honest goods, full weight and measure
and satisfactory results for every dollar you leave with me.
Cassard's Lard, Purest Leaf Lard Made.
No matter what you want in Groceries, I will endeavor to supply you. Your trade is
S what I want, and in order to secure it will exert myself to please in every way.
All Heart Cypress Shingles Always on Hand.
I take this maeans of announcing to my friends. customers,
and the publie gelerally that I have received and am receiving
daily anl enormous stock of
and kindly request my old customers to infoirmi their new friends
of the style I have of giving the greatest satisfaction to all cash
customers. My prices can never be lowered. I never wait for
reduction made by my competitors. I reduce prices on every
article as soon as there is a decline.
I Sell Everything Cheaper Than any Firm in Clarendon County,
Mr Motto: Live and let live; Quick Sales and Small Profits.
I have my store full of almost every kind of goods. and think
I can suit you in quality and price.
Call and Examine My Goods and Prices.
I shall be delighted to serve you, whether you buy or not.
LEADER OF LOW PRICES,
-Mra 133 qS. C.
FORESTON TO THE FRONT!
One of the largest and best selected stocks of goods ever offered in this
C. M. MASON,
Foreston, S. C.
A splendid assortment of DRY GOODS of every variety and style,
t sure to please. We have some of .the most handsome patterns of prints that
s have been designed for many years.
Clothing, Hats, Boots and Shoes.
V Our stock surpasses anything we have heretofore exhibited to the public,
both as regards quality, style, and price, and we believe that we can please
our people, and will make it to their interest to
Groceries of Every Kind at Lowest Living Figures.
Tobacco, Cigars, &c.
Our store is well supplied with a full stock of all kinds of
Also, we will pay highest cash prices for cotton, and every other kind of
country produce. -Be sure to call to see us.
C. M. MASON,
Foreston, S. C.
Mrs. A. Edwards
Keeps always on hand at the
a full supply, and choice assortment, of
FAMILY AND FANCY GROCERIES.
a I always give a full 100 cents worth of goods for the Dollar
MRS. A. EDWARDS, Manning, S. C.
3.f iG. Bryant, JAs. M. LELAND,
South Carolina. Naw York. C N ER E 1,
Grand Central Hote. OPPOSITE BELLS LIVERY STABLES,
BRYANT & LELAND, PorrIuTorns.
Columbia, South Carolina.
The grand Central is the largest and best Has on hand a large stock of all kinds of
kept hotel in Columbia, located in the EX- Goods usually kept in a
- AC T ECEII USJEUS 1 1R OkF THE NI TY,
where all Street Car Lines pass the door, GENERA M
and its MEAU is not excelled by any in the
South. Good Bacon 5 cents. Cheek Homespun 5
- -- ---- - --cents. Soap 3 bars for 5 cents. Best Gran
hs WILLt Sugar 10 cents. Brown Sugar 3
9 WILL PURCHASE 90 pounds for 25 cents. Flour 3U pounds for
s i' A CHAMBER SUIT, .. $1. These are
$32-Will Purchase a autifl--a Few Prices.
W -Wll Prchae a eautful- Isell only for cash, and Rill sell all my
I'->' LR SUT gods proportionately cheap. Come and
PA LOR SUT, see the real bargains I ofr.
Brown & Co.'s Furniture Store, BOLLMANN BROTHERS,
295 King street, Opposite Society street
CHARILESTON, S. C. W holesale
NOTHING LIKE A BOOM. Grocers,
Ther is o bom no 157 and 169, East Bay,
There is no boom like Sumter's, and no
house in Sumter on such a boom as the old _ra____
Shoe S BEER! RICE BEER!
Shoe tore 11,Ve( atre the sole nianufaeturers of ti e
lfciulsmaren healthy &eveage, which after
of IBult rr .1t bra whou liiyitso wel dlai ia~ having beeni analyzed by all the eminent
to the Clarendon people that they only want ch.mi+ts i tl.nta, a uring '1'rohibi
.to thank themt for last patronage~ and aisk~to"adatrtemotsacigrtn
for a continuance oft same. Their stock this frtae faeoo,~-salwdt esl
seasonl is inore comph-ldte and Shio.s atfree ~ tt n iylcne n oas
cheaper tliiha ever beore. Eiih i oereal fe uther anaigi lr
Wholesale or Retail ii iptzrta sntitxctn;pes
an toeytheltastescontains nourishmentreaar
many new stores ini Sute thi " sao,. bd h ies lvr eids oadt
we all know "a neCw brooim sweeps clean," t*ad tdc
but 'tis well not to discard "the old friend t ult~lqaiis sseil
for the new."* They carry in addition to l iaeforcl.rtdwrdrnwe
BOOTS AN]) SHIOES a nice line of esso n oe it t$ 5prdzn
Trnsand Valises, otacopneahodrCpyitd
an r gnsfor the "Light Runtiantin ptg ppidfr
. BUT AN BRO., ~ A R&]ESTN
Hasonhardlesto ck of C., kinds A.
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S. A. NETTLES,
Editor Manning Times, Manning, S. C.
We are pleased to state that we now have in store and are daily receiving one of the most
COMPLETE STOCKS -
of Merchandise ever brought to the interior. Our stock consists of
All Lines of Merchandise.
Hardware, Dry Goods, Groceries, Crockery,
Queensware, Tinware, and in fact any and all articles and items that the average man or woman
could want. We have on hand one of the finest lines of Cooks ever brought to any market. We
have in this line of Cooks all numbers and sizes. Small enough for the young man just mar
ried, and large enough for a family of twenty. We have taken great pains this year in the se
lection of our stock of
Fancy and Staple Groceries,
and all we can say is that we want all the good accounts in town and in the country. We can
and will sell you all the goods you want cheaper than.you can buy them, and all you will have
to do to convince yourself of this fact is to come and see, and you will be convinced that our
stock by far is superior to anything in this section of the State.
We keep no goods but what-we tiiy1 iiifirst
bands, and all such we can recommend.
Besides this we have abolished the old mode of transacting business. In former years, we
owing to the fact that we like all Americans like to keep up with the fashion and the ways of all
around us. have sold.4oods too high in order to make a good showing of assets.
But the writerj d a dream. He was in his office, he had ledgers piled high, that represented
thousands of do ars. :3-S claims out of date. barred by the Statute of limitation, 3-8 barred by
the right of ,is landlord, and 2-S barred by the drought and expiration of wind in the lungs of
old ponies ad blind mules. All these amounts kept running on: each year they were footed
up as assets-a big bubble made, filled with air. and like the boy's soap bubble soon burst, ten
ant gone, account worthless. He had run the tenant in the spring and summer, when naught
was in sight; the landlord took him up when the cotton came in. He awoke, and swore that he
would never follow such business agzain; that brigzht as the prospects might be, that armed with
all the wisdom and energy he could conmaind, and closing his ear to the suffering of the past,
He would forever quit the old mode, and change
his business to something tangible.
So this year we have done so-we will sell you all the goods you want for credit or cash at
lower prices than you ever bought at before; but let's have some idea when you are going to pay.
We don't want any more millenlliuill accounts or notes. We may not be present to collect them
and the banks don't. want any paper over four months, and we sincerely trust we will get the
crop of 1889 out before it comes. for we have one of the largest crops this year that we have
ever had. No introduction is needed, no apology is offered for 1889.
It comes freighted with the wisdom of centuries and each corn crib is loaded with the richest
treasure that God ever gave man. Bread no object and Bacon at the price we are selling, no
one can complain. And all should feel good this year. Let us get out of debt; let all of us
commence anew. and the prices we are selling any and all lines of goods at to-day, will con
vince all that come that some miraculous change has taken place. Well it has.
We Want to Live, and Want You to Live!
and we therefore shall try and please all in prices and goods, and we want to build up in Man
ninug what Clarendon County needs, a first class store where you can get what you want andare
in need of at a living price, and in order to convince you of this we must ask you to come and
see. Yes, crops are magniiient this year: cottoll brmgm better prices than for years: let
us get out of debt. and work on a cash basis. I am prepared to offer for the cash the greatest
inducements that any nerchailt can olfer. Comte to see mle. lours respectfully,
BIG BAR GAINS
H. T. AVANT'S
CHEAPEST STORE IN SUMMERTON.
When old high prices had his fingers in your eyes I came and pulled them out. Now keep
them out by trading with me. I always hav e on hand a big stock of
HIGHEST CASH PRICES PAID FOR COTTON.
H. T. AVTANT, Suneton, . C .