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close. The audience, which was large,
had listened, and applauded, and toss
ed flowers, and vigorously fanned
itself for nearly two hours. The grad
uates had read their essays, and the
chairman of the school board had
presented their diplomas and made a
Now it was the turn of the young
master, and the audience gave him a
little round of cheers as he rose to
speak the parting words to the grad
uates. For Phil Oakes was certain to
say something worth hearing.
So he did. The conventional senti
ments about the voyage of life and the
port of success were for once neglect
ed. The young master's speech was
short, but good; terse, but bright and
interesting and amusing.
Amy looked and listened.
She was with her brother and sister
in-law, and she was rather in doubt as
to the thing she intended doing; but
she did not falter.
How nice he looked ! And his
bright eyes were turned toward her
more than once. And she had deter
mined to do it if it was eccentric.
She grasped firmly the handsome
osegay of flowers she had carefully
irranged, red and white and yellow
:oses, with a border of delicate ferns,
md as the young master bowed, amid
sincere applause, she threw it with
vigor at him.
There was a general laugh at the
iovel feature, and then a spreading
'Ah !" of consternation.
The big bunch had hit the rather
ickety lamp on the orgar and knock
;d it to the floor. There was the ex
>ected crash of breaking glass, but
vorse, there was a burst of flame. The
>il had caught fire.
Of course there was a panic. Even
nen, in their first fright, pushed to
rar-l the door. Women screamed and
Everybody was certain that the
yuilding would burn, and there was a
general rush and hubbub.
But Amy stood still. Her sister-id
aw had grown almost hysterical, and
ier brother had borne her out, and
alled to Amy to follow.
But she did not. She stood mo
ionless and watched one figure on the
Phil Oakes had snatched up the
arpet from the temporary platform,
ad was valiantly smothering the
Amy waited. She had done it! If
ie was badly burned-if he was
mothered-it would be her fault
ers! And how differently she had
neant it! She had been foolish, but
surely she did not deserve that her
oolishness should be to his injury.
The time she stood miserably wait
ng-waiting till he should see and
:ome to her, as she knew he would
for he must know from whom that
>ouquet had come)-the time seemed
When he came, white faced but
smiling, the tears rushed to her anx
"I was such a goose !" she said.
'What made me do it ? You are
>urned-both your hands--and I did
"No, no ! A small burn or two
othing !" said the schoolmaster, look
ng handsome as he bent toward her.
Don't think it! I have your flowers,
~nd they were worth it! Are you alone?
et me take you home."
She took his armh. He was not much
urt, and he held her flowers tightly
a his hand, and they were going out
nto the cool night together, and she
as almost glad.
For otherwise she would be going
iome with John and Margaret.
"My sister-in-law was hysterical her
elf, and my brother took her home.
Ee told me to come, but I-"~
"Your brother ?" said Mr. Oakes.
"And your sister-in-law ?"
"But I haven't seen them !" he ex
"But you haven't called on, me,"
m~iy retorted shyly.
"And. I thought you were here
done," he declared.
"But I'm not," she replied, wonder
The schoolmaster stopped short and
"Is it possible,"~he said solemnly.
'Is it possible that that child is your
"Of course ! What else could he be,"
There was a silence of some min
"I thought he was your-son," said
Phil Oakes, almost inaudibly. "I
:hought you were a widow."
"A widow !" she gasped.
She leaned against a fence and~
laughed until she was weak.
"I was sure you were a widow," he
iaid. "You had on a black dress, you
"With yellow bows on it !" she re
plied, in a soft scream.
"And the little boy was with you."
"Oh, yes ! Malcolm loves mec. And
iargaret was away that day."
"And he looks like you."
"Yes, everybody says so."
"And you called him 'dear.' And I
thought he called you 'mammy.' "
"Aunt Amy," she corrected, faint
"I see," said the schoolmaster, slow
ly. "Do you know," he added, gazing
down upon her, "'that it has worried
me ever sc much ? Somehow I didu't
like to think of your being a widow.
liked you," said the schoolmaster,
rather breathlessly. "I liked you right'
away. That was a congenial talk,
wasn't it? and I-I admired you. But
I was entirely persuaded that you were
a widow with a young hopeful, and
somehow .I didn't like the idea in the
least. On my soul I don't know why,"
said the young man, laughing as he
looked down upon her.
And he didn't know, though he
blushed as he said it, and though she
of the rose-bouquet had her pretty.
face turned away.
But he knew later. The summer
was long, and the Clarks' front porchI
and croquet ground were rich in 01)
portunity. Whben the young school
master went back to college in the fall
e left a modest diamond riug behind
him. And when, two years later, the
bright young graduate went to fill a
remunerative position in Marsden, he
took his young wife with himn.-Saar
The MAorso Tms second Grand
Gift Distribution is Nov. 28th. No
postponement. At least twenty-five
valuble prizes given awa
THE MANNING TIMES.
Published Every Wednesday.
Wednesday, November 20, 1889.
The District School.
"Come dear!" said Amy putting up
Dear came, a chubby five-year-old.
"We'll take a-stroll up the road Mal
colm," said his young aunt.
"All wight," said Malcolm.
They had come, Malcolm and his
parents and his father's pretty sister,
to pass the summer in Gloster.
Gloster was only a hamlet, but it
was cool and green and delightful.
"We'll go along by this stone wall,
dear," said Amy.
They passed a maple grove, a little
old-' church, some farm-houses, and
then came suddenly upon a square,
white building, with two doors in
front and yellow-blinded windows.
Out of the doors bare-footed children,
with dinner pails, were coming.
"A district school!" said Amy.
"And it looks so much like-but of
course you don't remember, Malcolm.
You were only two years old."
Smiling in a pleasantly retrospec
tive way, Amy strolled up to the
She would have a congenial little
chat with the teacher. Probably it
was a spinster with a pointed nose and
a shoulder shawl, but
She and Malcolm went in, and the
teacher rose from the desk.
He was hardly a spinster! He was
a tall, bright-eyed, dark mustached,
indisputably good looking young
"Oh !" Amy faltered.
"Come ia !" said the schoolmaster,
though they were in.
Amy mustered her courage. It 1
was embarrassing, but after all it
-didn't alter the case. She would
have her congenial chat just the
"We thought we'd come in," she
said, sweetly smiling. "You see, I
taught a term in a district schoolonce
"Certainly," said the master. "I am
always glad to have visitors. I'm sorry
my school is out."
He hastened forward to meet her,
and walked back down the aisle with
"I'd have been glad to see it," said
Amy--not very regretfully, however. I
"See, Malcolm, dear, that rat on the
"Yes, I illustrate their lessons for i
my primer children," said the teacher
laughing. "They like my pictorial i
What a pleasant laugh he had,
and what a clearness and gaiety in his
Amy's heart beat a little faster.
"It's such work, isn't it, teaching
babies?" she said. "I had an infant
of three in my school"
"Oh, I draw the line there ! But I '
have them as small as this young 1
He pinched Malcolm's fat check.
"Malcolm is five," said Amy. "Have
you many pupils? I had only six
"Oh, I can beat that! I have forty."
"And yo:: do it all?" said Amy, her ]
admiring eyes raised to his. "I'm
afraid I'm presumptuous to try to
have a congenial talk," she laughed, i
ambiguously. "You see, I taught onlyi
one term. I was spending the sum
mer at Hinton, and the teacher was
taken sick the first of the term, and I 1
taught it for her. But I'm afraid I
did it for fun."b
"I shall rank you among the peda- I
gogues, all the same," the young
schoolmaster declared gaily. "You've
taught a school, and the insincerity of
your motive doesn't matter. I don't
know why we can't have a congenial
"Perhaps we can," said Amy, with
pretty laughter and a blush.
They had it.
Malcolm, sitting close to his pretty;6
aunt on the bench, listened round
eyed, interested, if not comprehend
Amy wondered afterward how they
ever drifted from school methods and
monthly examinations to the prettiness
of Gloster's rambles and the pleasant
ness of the Clark's front porch, where
Amy boarded, and the excellence of
their croquet ground. But they did;
aid they were honestly amazed when
the clock on the wall gave its 'tebick'
for half-past five.
They looked at each other in flushed
Their acquaintance was an hour and
a half old.
"I've hindered .yon," Amy cried.
"You've got lessons to make out, or
- '-I haven't," retorted the teacher,
with a bright laugh. "I was going
home. I live beyond the Clarks', and
I hope you'll let me go with you."
"Come, Malcolm, dear," said Amy,
turning aside her smiling face.
"I don't suppose you will care for
my comimencemenit,' said the school
master, at the Clarks' gate. "It's day
after to-morrow evening. I call it
commencement in soeeirony-it's the
mere stepping of of my higher class.:
Only it's something of a celebration,
here, you knowv. Everybody comes,
and thie school board and my gradu
ates and I ornament the platform put
up for the occasion, and it's a grand
time-for Gloster. But it wouldn't
"But I sh~tdl come, of course," said
Amy, and then blushed for having
said "of course."
But the schoolmaster looked happy.
She went up the path smiling.
Indeed it had been a congenial talk
"Yes, "Gloster's pretty quiet," said
Mr. Clark at the supper table. "1
spose commencement, now'll have to
last us rest o' the summer. It'll be
worth seein', though. We've got as
smart a teacher e.s you'll find. Born
.nd brought up in Gloster, too, Phil*
Oakes was. Ain't but twenty-two.
ie's puttin' himself through college
with his own hands-or his own head.
Keeps up with his classes, somehow,
right along with his teachin.' Goin'
to have a first rate berth with his un
.-l in Marsden when lhe's ready, but:
he's bounid to get educated first. He'll
amount to something, Phil Gakes!
Wal, yon bet ter go to commencement.
You'll enjoy it-"
"-I sh'all go," Amy muttered, butter
ing her roll.
rommeneement was drawing to a
Females Excluded fromt Funerals.
A new departure in the conduct
funerals in Philadelphia is that of e
cluding from the burial all female re:
atives and friends of the deceased. I
is now not unusual to see funeral nc
tices in that city worded as follow:
"Male members of the family onl
are invited to attend the funeral." I
New York most of the funerals ar
attended only by the male member
of the family of the deceased, and i
European countries this scheme ha
for a long time been in vogue.
well known Philadelphia undertake
says: "Ladies should not be take
to the burial ground for more thai
one reason, either in good or ba<
weather. It subjects them toa grea
nervous strain to see the body o
some member of their family or soi
relative lowered into the ground, an<
Lime and time again I have seen la
lies faint from this excitement. Some
Limes there is a hitch in the dropping
:f the coffin, so that considerable dif
lculty is occasioned in getting i
straightened out. Accidents of thil
nature are very prolific of nervou
prostration, and women should no
be submitted to them. This city is
just awakening to the fact that a big
Funeral is a big folly. As a rule ev
ry large funeral is the cause of th<
leath of at least one person who at
:ended it. Delicate women are con
stantly jeopardizing their liyes b
;aking long rides in carriages an(
:hen standing on the cold, dams
round while services are held over the
rave. Few women attend funerals is
England, because they are aware of
what would be the result of such as
o. TIiE 5LO(OD,
we.akues, Malaria, Indigestion and
B 1ii OWN S IRON BITTERS.
It cures quickly. For se by all dealers in
medicine. Get the genuine.
FORESTON DRUG STORE,
FORESTON, S. C.
I keep always on hand a full line of
Pure Drugs and Medicines,
?ANCY AND TOILET ARTICLES, TOILE'
SOAPS, PERFUMERY, STATION
ERY, CIGARS, GARDEN SEEDS,
end such articles as are usually kept in i
irst class drug store.
I have just added to my stock a line of
PAINTS AND OILS,
end ran prepared to sell PAINTS, OILS
LEAD, VARNISIIES, BRUSHES,
n quantities to suit purchasers.
L. W. NETTLES, M.D.,
Foreston, S. C.
J J. BRAGDON,
REA L E.STA TE AGENT,
FORESTON, S. C.
Offers for sale on Main Street. in busines:
)rtion of the town, TWO STORES, witl
itable lots; on Manning and R. R. street
CWO COTTAGE RESIDENCES, 4 and i
ooms; and a number of VACANT LOT!
~uitable for residences, and in different 10
alities. Terms Reasonable.
Also, a plantation near Greeleyville, ~4
cres, 115 in cultivation, and a seven roon
hweling and necessary ontbuildirngs.
CHARLES C. LESLIE
Wholesale & Retail Commission Dealer in
rish, Oysters, Game and Poultry
talla Nos. I and 2 Fish Market. Office, 1
t 203 Market Street, East of East Bay. Coun
;ry orders solicited.
CHARLESTON, S. C.
NERVOUSNESS and SL.EEPLESSNESS
Free by Mail, 50 cents and $1.00.
SEND rz' CIRCL-LAR.
Life Elixir Co., 30 Vesey St., N. Y
E BULWINHLE & C0.
r ain, Hay, 1. M~ill Feed
Southern Seed Rye, Southern
Seed Barley, Western and
Texas Red Rust Proof
Oats a Specialty.
io. 162 East Bay, and 15 and 1
G S. Hacker & Son
oors, Sash, Blinds, Moulding
CHA ~RLESTON, S. C.
NOTHING LIKE A BOOM.
There is no boom like S'ioter's, and ni
house in Samter on such a )om as the ol
of UIhtmxann & Bro., which is rzo will know
to the Clarendon pecople that they oly wa
to thank themr for parst patronage and :a
for a continuance of same. Tiheir stock th:
sesoU n i ore compflete and Shoes ai
eheaper than ever l beoie. ELithera
Wh~olesale or Retail
they will satisfy you in prices. There a:
many new stoics in Sumiter thuis seiason, an
we all know 'a new brioom swee~ps clean
but 'tis well niot to discard "the old frieni
for the new." Tney carry in addition|
BOTS AND SIIOES a nic e line of
Trunks and Valises,
and ane agentts for the "Light lRunnix
White" Sewi ng Mauchine.
BULTMANN & BRO.,
Opposite North Side Court House Square,
IF YOU WANT THE WORTH OF
'1 Your Money in Groceries,
SPEND IT WITH
H. A. LOWRY, Agt..
r Your attention is called to my large and varied assortnent of Fancy and Staple Grocer
1 ies. comprising everything in the way of of eatables that can be found in any first-clas:
Grocery Store. Fine goods are speci'dties, and reasonable prices rule throughout. No
baits, but legitimate profits, prompt attention to orders, courteous treatment and hones
representations are the princiules that characterize my business, and upon which I de
t pend for a liberal support. MY PRICES ARE AS LOW AS THE LOWEST.
Canned Goods and Fine Delicacies.
.Make your cash secure the best possible results in supplying the necessaries of life.
If you would do this, come to me; I will give you honest goods, full weight and measure
and sa.isfactory 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 i
What I want, and in order to secure it will exert myself to please in every way.
All Heart Cypress Shingles Always on Hand.
To M ?Mers
I take this means of announcing to my friends, customers,
and the public generally that I have received and am receiving
daily an enormous stock of
and kindly request my old customers to inform 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.
My Motto: Live aiid 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,
ORSTON TO TH FRONT!
One of the largest and best selected stocks of goods ever offered in This
maiket, is now being daily received by
Foreston, 8. 0.
A splendid assortment of DRY GOODS of every variety and style,
sure to please. We have somec of the most handsome patterns of prints thai
-have been designed for many years.
Clothing, Hats, Boots and Shoes.
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 Hind at Lowest Livirng 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 ci
country produce. WBe sure to call to see us.
C. M. MASON,
Forestonl, S. C.
Kees avar onhand at the
a ull supp~ly, and choice assortment, of
FAMILY AND FANCY GROCERIES.
I Jalways g-ive a full 100 cents worth of goods for the Dollai
MRS. A. EDWARDS, Manning, S. C.
Charleston 'Iron44 Works,
Manufacturers and Dealers in
Marine Stationary and Portable Engines and Boilers, Sav
Mill Machinery, Cotton Presses, Gins, Railroad, Steam
boat, Machinists', Engineers' and Mill Supplies.
Li&pairs exrecuted with promplacss andl Di.spatchz. Sendfor price lidts.
East Bay, Oor. Pritchard St.,
Charleston, S. C.
Ru. C. B REI.Er, President.
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The Cameron & Barkeley Company.
.-AND AGENTS FDR
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- Giant Hydraulic Cotton Press, Eagle Cotton Gins.
We have in~ stock one each 00, 65, and 70 saw Eagle Gin, only shop worn
that we are offering wvay below cost. Seud for prices.
oOils, Rubber and Leather Belting, and a complete line of Mill Supphies
j We (Guaranlice Lowest Prices for Best Quality of Goods.
ICAMERON & BARKELE Y CO., Charleston, S. C.
F. J. P'ELZER, President. F. S. R~ODGERX, Treasurer.
~Atlantic Phosphate Company,
AND IPORTIERS OF
d PELZE R, RODG ERS, & CO., Genecra1 Agts.,
nnoN's wHARF, CHA RLEsTON, S. C.
3Ma. 3M. Lravi, of Alanning, will be pleased to supply his friends and the public geli
erally, with any of the above brands of Fertilizers.
KMONEY TO LEND. HmesPetuat
UiE ATLANTA TRUST AND IRANIN&2 ig tet
-ICompany wuil mah~e loanson unlprov' ~ 2SIin te
farmis on easy. termis. Fr~ pmarticu1lars apl- Opp. A cadenly of Musie,
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25 VALUABLE PRESENTS
The Manning Times Grand Gift Distribu-.
tion will be
Thursday, Nov. 28, 1889,
At which time we will distribute to our paid-up subscribers not less than twenty-five valuable
and useful prizes. See double column notice on another page. Every subscriber to the Manning
Times, who, before November 28, 1889, pays his subscription to or beyond
SEPTEMBER 1, 1890,
will receive a ticket for the Distribution, and will have his
Name Published in Honor List.
It makes no difference whether you are a new subscriber or an old subscriber, whether you
have been taking the paper since it was first started, or whether you subscribe the day before -
the Distribution takes place, if on the 28th day of November, 1889, your subscriptionis paid to or
beyond Sep. 1, 1890, you will have an equal chance in the drawing. Subscribe at once. Send mon
ey by registered letter of by money order to
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
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 von 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 goodsiii What wie ouy from first
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 goods too high in order to make a good showing of assets.
But the writer had a dream. He was in his office, he had ledgers piled high, that represented.
thousands of dollars. 3-S claims out of date, barred by the Statute of limitation, 3-8 barred by
the right of the landlord, and 2-S barred by the drought and expiration of wind in the lungs of
old ponies and 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. Ile had run the tenant in the spring and summer, when naught
was in sight; the landlord took him up when the cotton caine in. He awoke, and swore that he
would never follow such business again; that bright as the prospects might be, that armed with
all the wisdom and energy he could command, 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.
TI don't want any more millennium accounts or notes. We may not be present to collect them 3
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'efas
commence anew, and the prices we are selling .any and all lines of goods at to-day, willcon
-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
ning 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 youi of this we must ask you to come and
see. es, cro>s are magnlificent this year: cotton bringing better prices than for years: let
ee uet out of debt. and work on a cash basis. I ail prepared to offer for the cash the greatest
inducements that any merchaiit can offer. Come to see me. Yours respectfully,
BIG BA R G AINS
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 have on hand a big stock of
HIGHEST CASH PRICES PAID FOR COTTON.
H. T A VANT SPummerton, S. C.