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THE MANNIG TIMES.
S. A. NETTLES, Editor.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL I, 1891.
THE GIRL'S COLLELE.
At the last session of the legisla
ture, by concurrent resolution, Gov.
Tillman was authorized to appoint a
commission to investigate and report
what would be required for an indus
trial school for women, the cost of
such an institution and its mainten
ance, also what inducements in the
way of grounds, buildings, moneys,
etc, may be offered by persons or
places to secure its location. Accord
ingly he appointed Mr. D. B. Johnson,
Miss Mary L Yeargin, and Miss Han
nah Hemphill as the commissioners,
and they have issued a letter, asking
the different towns to offer induce
ments to obtain the location of the
school. Among other things they
It is unnecessary to speak of the need, or
of the value to the State, of such provision
in aid of the education of women. Recog
nizing the benefits which such an institu
tion would confer upon the community in
which it might be erected, the legislature.
through us, appeals to the cities and towns
of the State to submit offers for its location.
The presence of a State school cf this char
acter, with a large faculty and probably sev
eral hundred young ladies from all parts of
the State, would at once make its site a cen
tre of education, intelligence, and social at
traction. Its influence would directly ele
Vate and assist the local schools; and there
would follow an increase of population.
with an enhancement of values, not easily
to be overestimad.
The letter will create a considerable
amount of rivalry among the different
towns in the State, and the town that
succeeds in getting the institution es
tablished within its borders can feel
Manning would be a desirable place
for the school. It has an advantage
that few towns possess: an exceeding
ly healthy climate, and water that
cannot be excelled in the State. The
town is one of the prettiest in the
State, and free from the many world
ly influences that exist in cities and
larger towns. The people are benev
olent, generous, and attentive to stran
gers. The students of the school
would be received with open arms by
our people, and made to feel at home
As to~oc'tion we have several beau
ifl sit in the town within a few
minutes walk of the depot, and we
believe if the proper effort is made a
good site can be procured and the
same, together with other substantial
inducements, offered to the commis
sioners as a contribution from our
public spirited citizens.
Who will take this matter in hand
and bring our town in the race as a
competitor for this grand prize? There
is no telling where the luscious plum
will drop, and if we should be the
fortunate ones how proud we will feel
for having exerted ourselves in obtain
ing such a prize. Let our public
spirited citizens get together and de
-vise some plan by which the town of
Manning can be made a worthy com
petitor for this school; and should
they fail they will have the satisfac
-tion of knowing that they were not
asleep to the welfare and best inter
-eats of our town.
The duty on sugar was taken off
-to-day, which reduces the price about
two cents per pound.
Rev. Dr. Howard Crosby, the cele
brated Presbyterian divine, died in
New York last Sunday.
Senator M. C. Butler has accepted
an invitation to deliver an addres be
fore the literary societies of Furman
University in June.
The Times is chokeful of good
things this week. Our alliance friends
will greatly enjoy the write-up of
*Gen. Gordon's initiation.
Two hundred students in attend
ance at an industrial school would
spend onan average of ten dollars a
month each, which would amount to
two thousand dollars a month, or
twenty thousand dollars a year.
Think about it.
Italy and the United States may
yet resort to awar on account of the
rece.nt lynching at New Orleans. It
has been reported at Washington that
eighteen Americans have been seized
at Florence and cast into prison in
retaliation for the Ne~w Orleans lynch-1
ing. If the.report be true, matters
will be considerably complicated, and
serious trouble may grow out of it.
The Italian government has already
recalled her representative from Wash
ington, and refuses to take part in
the world's fair exposition.
There is one thing that the proper
ty owners of Manning should not lose
sight of and that is demanding fancy
prices for residence Iota. The town
cannot grow as long as prohibitory
prices are placed on vacant lots.
Those who are interested in the
growth of the community should en
courage rather than retard its prog
ress, and they can do this only by
- placing their property reasonably in
reach of those who desire to build
homes. High prices for building lots
has killed more towns than all other
Have We No. Eespeet for juar~Deadi
We hear many con-plaints about
the neglected condition of the Man
ning cemetery, and about the graves
being robbed of their floral decora
tions. The owners of the lots in the
cemetery can blame only themelves
for this condition of things, as time
and again efforts have been made to
get the citizens of the town and those
from the country that are interested
in the cemetery to come together, or
ganize, and hire some suitable person
to take the cemetery in charge, dig
the graves, and be responsible gener
ally for keeping it in good condition,
but every effort has been in vain.
It is shameful not to say disgrace
ful to leave our "city of the dead" to
.be grown up in weeds and briars,
when for a paltry sum a suitable man
could be employed to watch the place
and keep out the prowling fiends that
steal from the graves of the dead the
small tokens of affection placed there
by loving hands. This is not the first
time we have mentioned this matter,
and we hope that it is the last time
we shall be thus forced to the un
pleasant duty of reminding our fellow
citizens of what love and respect
hanld prmpnt them in parforming.
Office of LEVI BROTHERS,
Dealers in General Merchandise.
SurrER, S. C., Mar. 23, 1891.
Editor Manning Times:-You will
do us the kindness to inform the peo
ple of Clarendon through your valua
ble paper, that we have laid in a tre
mendous spring stock, and that we
propose to sell at a nominal profit in
order that we may retain the large
patronage already enjoyed by us
tbrough our established rule of buy
ing what the people want, in such
a manner as to be enabled to sell
cheaper than other houses.
We have opened up a lot of outings
that are marvelously cheap, and for
beauty and style cannot be excelled.
These goods were bought for the pur
pose of attracting the attention of the
purchasing public, and they are hav
ing the desired effect.
Our dress goods department is
complete with any and everything
that a first class dry goods store can
handle in this line, and we guarantee
that we can please, in price, quality,
and style, the most fastidious.
We have given a great deal of study
and attention to the selction of our
gentlemen's clothing, and can safely
say that we have made as fine selec
tion as can be found any where. We
can sell suits all the way from $5 to
$30, and give each purchaser the sat
isfaction of knowing that the clothing
is made up in first class style. No
shoddy work is tolerated in our stock.
The gents' furnishing department is
full of the very lateet novelties of the
season, and in this department can be
found some of the handsomest dress
shirts, cravats, ties, silk and linen
handkerchiefs, best brands of collars
and cuffs, umbrellas, etc., to be found
in the largest cities, at prices that ev
erybody can reach.
It is always a pleasure to speak of
our stock of shoes, especially since
we have arranged our business so as
to have them manufactured to suit
the wants of our patrons. We have a
magnificent line this spring, and can
sell a ladies' dress shoe for $1.25 that
cannot be bought elsewhere for less
than $1.50. We have had made up
for us the prettiest line of kangaroo
goods we have ever seen and we de
sire to direct special attention to these
goods as they are all the fashion.
We extend a cordial invitation to
the people of our native county to
come to Sumter and give us a call.
It will be a source of pleasure for us
to take them through our immense
stock and let them examine for them
selves the best assorted stock of gen
eral merchandise in the State. They
will find everything that a first class
store can handle at prices that defy
Easter in Foreston.
FoBEsmrox, March 30.-The sun rose yes
terday morning beautiful and bright in
memory of the resurrection of our Lord
and Savior. Previous notice had been giv
en that Easter would be celebrated by the
Methodist Sunday-school at 11 a. m. Some
time before the hour you could see the lit
tle ones wending thei~r way thither, followed
~by their older friends.
We found the church most beautifully
decorated with gray moss, evergree.?s, and
pot flowers. I wish I had the ability to do
it justice, but had I the power it wvould con
sume too much space in your valuable pa
per. I will only mention a few of the do
Back of the desk in silver letters draped
with moss and evergreens was "Our Pass
over;" over the desk in large silver letters
dressed in same manner was "Christ Has
Risen;" on the desk a large cross of moss
and evergreens; on the tables in the altar
were pot flowers surrounded with moss and
evergreens. The stove, organ, and chanc'e
ler had pot flowers wherever room could be
obtained for thiemn. All round and over the
pulpit was festooned with evergreens.
When the hour ai-rived the Sunday-school
superintendent tapped thetable gong, and
the organ, presided over by the highly ac
complished Mrs. S. S. Cannon, pealed forth a
voluntary in sound such as had never been
heard in the church before. At its close the
Rev. Mr. Wilson delivered a short address,
explaining the occasion for which we had all
Then the following program was taken
up and carried through to the delight of all
Hymn, The Lord is Risen Indeed.
Prayer by Rev. Wilson.
Easter Greeting-Ed Conyers.
Recitation, Ring Happy Bells-Jetton
Hymn, Tell it Out Among the Heathen.
Concert Recitation. Psalm xxiv.
Hymn, I Shall be Satisfied.
Recitation, Through the Night-Miss Al
Reading Circular of Board of Managers
f the Training School, by Mr. B. 0. Cantey.
Recitation. That Christ is the Son of
God-Zaida Mc2Roy, Lula Cantey, Fanny
onyers, Gertrude Drose, Cora Sprott, Lilian
MRoy, Willie Nettles, Clarence Hall, Ben
Cantey, Marvin Wilson, Inez Bragdon.
Presentation of Easter offerings.
Hymn, Christ for the World we Sing.
There had been Easter cards distributed
to thirteen of the infant class to solicit sub
scriptions for the benetit of the Scarritt
Training School. They averaged in age
from four to ten years. The superintendent
called them up to receive their contribution.
They handed him over the total sum of
;11.60. Then a collection was taken up
from the congregation, and $2.12 more ad
ed, making a total of $13.72. Did the me
tropolis of the county do better ?
I cannot close without giving the names
>f those young workers: Misses Lydia Mc
Roy, Lula Cantey, Inez Bragdon, Gertrude
Drose, Aleine Wilson, Ellen Mims, Cora
Sprott; Masters Burnett Land, Ben Cantey,
Jr., Warrenton Oliver, Edward Conyers,
larence Hall, Allen Bissell.
The closing hymn was sung, doxology
ad benediction, and all left the church
appy, and all wishing to live to see another
Win. Timmons, postmaster of Idaville,
ud., wr'tes: "Electric Bitters has done
mre for me than all other medicines comn
bine3, for that bad feeling arising from
kidney and liver trouble." John Leslie,
farmer and stockman, of same place, says:
"Find Electric Bitters to be the best kidney
ma liver medicine, made me feel like a new
man." J. W. Gardner, hardware merchant,
ame town, says: Electric Bitters is just
the thing for a man who is all run down
nd don't care whether he lives or dies; he
found new strength, good appetite and felt
just like he had a new lease on life.
nly 50 cents a bottle at J. G. Dinkins &
Co.'s drug store.
The Circus is Coming-.
The first and only big show that will visit
anning -his season will be T. K. Burk's
New United Trans-Atlantic Railroad Shows,
ouble Circus, Mammoth Museum, Roman
ipprodome, and Prof. Burk's School of
Educated Arabian Horses. 30 in number, in
their wonderful military drills, court scenes,
tc., etc. This immense aggregation will
pitch their tents here for one day only, Fri
day, April 3.
Two performances will be given. Doors
open at 1 and 7 o'clock, performance to be
gin one hour later. Popular prices will be
the rule. Grand street parade at 10 a. m.
Ladies and children are especially recom
mended to attend the matinee performances,
hereby avoiding the vast crowds at night.
Seating capacity for 5,000. Everything new
snd brilliant. Remember the day and date.
Admission, 25c.; no more. Children at
nding afternoon performance only 15c.
TWENTY-THIRD S. C. V.
A Sunday Morning Fight-The Confed
erates Evacuate Jackson.
BY A SPROTT GUARD.
On Sunday morning about nine o'clock
they made a charge on the left of the 23rd,
just a little distance below the right of the
Arkansas and Kentucky troops now joining
or nearly joining on the left of the 23rd,
which was near the road lcading from Jack
son to Clinton. On the left of this road
was a Kentucky battery numbering five or
six pieces. In front of these Arkansas and
Kentucky troops and on our left was a con
siderable body of felled timber. Beyond
this felled timber was the woods. This
woods was on a line with the woods in front
of the 23rd, being about the same body, on
ly separated from it by the road. This fell
ed timber had been a point of this woods
extending and running a little nearer to
Jackson. The Federals' charging legions
tried to reach the Confederate works
through and among this body of felled tim
ber. The Confederates opened fire on the
Federals as soon as they emerged from the
woods, and here was another hard and
bloody fight. The artillerf along this part
of the line for some distance opened, and
for some time the ground shook with the
thunders of war. The rattle of musketry
could occasionally be heard between the
discharges of artillery. The morning was
cloudy, and the flashes of the artillery could
be distinctly seen, and for some time there
was a living sheet of fire from the batteries
engaged. The 23rd was where it had a
pretty good view of a part of the fight, ex
pecting every moment to see the enemy
moving on our part of the line. But it seem
ed the Federals were only feeling for the
weak parts of the Confederate line. The
fight lasted I suppose about an hour, and
the Federals were repulsed with heavy loss
and had to retreat to their main line. Again
the plans of the crafty Tecunmseh miscar
A NIGHT MOvEMENT.
The loss of the Confederates in these
engagements around Jrckson 1 do not rec
ollect of ever having heart.. They suffered
some loss, but I am satisfied nothing to
compare with the loss of the Fedecals. Af
ter this repulse to the Federals the skirmish
continued till night on that Sabbath day,
and then ceased. A while after the 23rd
was ordered to leave the intrenchments and
march to this road on our left. On reach
ing the road we mbved in the direction of
Clinton, and after reaching a point 150 or
200 yards we were ordered to file right and
march about 75 yards from this road and
form a line of battle. After reaching this
place we formed our line of battle, laying
down. We were now between the gully
spoken of as being in our front when the
23rd first occupied the part of the intrench
ments assigned them. This was certainly a
very strange movement, and one we could
not understand, for it put us in a position
where we now had this deep and wide gully
between us and our intrenchments, and had
the Federals understood and advanced rap
idly there is no telling what would have
been the fate of the old 23rd, for we had
been placed in a position none of us relish
BUBNING A LARGE BUILDING.
ed. About 11 o'clock that night the Con
federates on the right advanced and drove
the Federals from the building already men
tioned and set fire to it. The burning of
this building didn't make us feel any safer.
The flames soon burst through the roof of
the building and it apparently was reaching
nearly to the sky, lighting up the surround
ing vicinity with a brilliancy hard to equal.
Surrounding objects in every direction
could be distinctly and plainly seen. I re
member for a while during the burning of
this building the Confederate flag waving
over the State House could be very plainly
seen, which was three quarters of v mile
away. This building took a long time to
burn down. Had the Federals moved for
ward upon us we would certainly nlave been
in a box, for we could have been cut off and
kept from reaching our lines by way of the
road; then again to have tried to reach the
works by trying to get across this gully
would have been a risk we would not have
liked to run if we could have helped it.
The night, however, passed off all right to
us, and about day break the 23rd moved
back to and occupied our part of the line
again. This was Monday morning, July
OPENING FRE ON THE 23RD.
The skirmishing again commenced and
continued for some time. About 11 o'clock
the Federals opened fire on the line of the
23rd from their batteries stationed back
some distance in this woods in our front,
slightly wounding two of the 23rd. After
this tempest of Yankee iron, matters again
quieted down on this part of the line, and
remained so for several hours. About 3
o'clock in the afternoon the Federals again
opened fire from these batteries in our front
on the lines of the 23rd, and for some time
continued their fire. This was the heaviest
fire and continued the longest of any fire
they had opened up on us. By this fire two
of the 23rd were wounded. One lost an
arm and the other was painfully wounded,
but recovered in a few weeks. After this
things remained quiet except slight skir
mishing oni the line till Thursday evening,
July 15th. Gen. Johnston then discovered
that Sherman had withdrawn th.: ha:avier
body of his troops from the front of the
Confederates, and had commenced a move
ment in which he (Sherman) made himself
famous: "a flank movement." Being aware
of Sherman's movements Gen. Johnston
ordered the evacuation of the intrenchmients
around Jackson on the night of July 16th,
and the 23rd with the rest of Johnston's
forces fell back to Brandon I believe. The
intrenchments at Jackson were by no means
impregnable. They were simply hastily
thrown up works, and were by no means
formidable enough to resist a determined
and resolute force, and especially one like
Sherman's. It is to be remembered that
when Sherman and his army set out from
Vicksburg to overtake and disperse John
ston's army as they pretended, they were
troops flushed with victory, and could safely
rely on themselves to overcome .all and any
opposition they would come in contact with.
A YANKEE MISnEPRESENTATION.
So no doubt they thought to themselves
when they left Vicksburg. No doubt they'
left very courageous, but a short while after
reaching Jackson and finding themselves
confronted by armed Confederate troops it
appears the larger part of tneir courage
c'ozed out at the ends of their fingers. They
preferred a flank movement every time to a
forward fighting movement. Since the death
of this famous flanker (Sherman) I
have read in a Northera~ publication an ac
count of Sherman's operations around Jack.
son at that time, and like all publications of
the kind and the source when it came, is
coupled more with falsehood than truth.
The writer of this article says: "After the
surrender of Vicksburg Sherman with a
detached command was at once ordered to
pursue Johnston, who with a relieving force
had been lying east of the Big Black, but
retreating hastily on the news of the sur
render. By the tenth he was driven behind
the intrenchments of Jackson. Siege op
erations were actively pressed, but on the
night of the 16th Johnston succeeded in es
aping." The above is a base falsehood,
and every Confederate soldier kuows it is
base Yankee falsehood. Gen. Johnston's
army was not lying east of the Big Black;
the army only remained there one night and
one day; the retreat to Jackson was made
quietly and in good order, not hastily; we
entered the intrenchments on the 9th of July
instead of the 10th, as this Yanke'e wvrites,
and were not driven behind the intrench
ments, as he says; we quietly rested at the
Pearl River thirty-six hours or more before
we marched to and occupied the intrench
ments. "Siege operations." writes this Yan
kee, "were actively pressed, but on the night
of July 16th Johnston succeeded in escap
ing." It would seem a little strange to
think it was necessary to conduct a siege
nd entail all the cost of such operations to
destroy or capture Johnston's small army
and possess a place of as small importance
as Jackson would have proven to the Feder
ls. This Yankee writer has taken very
ood care not to mention the two attemptsI
by the Federals by the directions of Tecum-!
eh made to get possession of parts of the
~onfederate lines at different points and
lifferent times. He also fails to mention in
:hese attempts how the Fedlerals we..re
s,.la,.hteednd further, this Yankee does
not say why Sherman didn't make a general
assault and carry the Confederate lines and
be done wi h the matter, and not go to the
recessity of conducting tedious and expen
sive operations that were certain to follow a
siege. The only reason that can be guessed
for this Yankee not telling why Sherman
didn't ass-tult and carry the Confederate
lines at once was simply: he knew he could
not do it.
After the Confederates evacuated their in
trenchments and fell back to Brandon on
account of this flank movement on the part
of Sherman, a division of that valiant army
that had been held at bay around Jackson
for eight days by an army that nunbered
but little more than half as many troops as
Sherman's army, set out under Gen. Steel,.
(another valiant general who knew there
was not much danger on their route for a
whil, at least), pretending to ye"rsue the
Confederates, but prayiug no denbt to the
good master to nut let them be so ufortu
nate as to catch up with thcse Confederates.
In this movement they enjoyed committing
depredations on defenceless and unpro
tected women and children a great deal
more than they would have eajoyed over
taking and having a conflict with Johnston's
small army. After committing depredations
of various kinds they sneaked back to
Vicksburg, dechiring they had done won
ORDERED TO SAVANNAH AND CHARLESTON.
After reaching Brandon, Evans's Brigade,
including the 23rd, was ordered to Savan
nah, Ga. After reaching Savannah. the
23rd was ordered to a point called Isle of
Hope, about nine or ten miles from Savan
nah. We remained there about two or
three weeks, and then the 23rd with the oth
er regiments of the brigade, received orders
to move to Charleston. The next day after
receiving the order the 23rd set out, and in
the course of the day reached Savannah,
where we remained till the next morning,
then taking the train were soon on the way
for the "old city by the sea."
BIvOUACING ArOUND CHARLESTON.
The Federals had now got a foothold on
Morris Island, and were in daily expecta
tion that Charleston, the "cradle of treason,"
would be in their possession, with power to
mete out the measure ot their punishment
on its gallant and noble people, to the full
gratification of all Yankeedom. On reach
ing Charleston we marched to the wharf,
and taking a steamer were soon landed at
Mount Pleasant. This I think was about
the last of August, 1863. We remained at
and near Mo- nt Pleasant a short while, and
then moved about seven miles from Mount
Pleasant to a place known as "Hamlin's
Farm," near the road leading from Mount
Pleasant to Georgetown.
About this time it was thought the Feder
als would land at some point near George
town and march on Charleston from this
point, so intent were they on its capture.
The 23rd remr.ined there till about the first
of November, when again it took up the line
of March, this time to Sullivan's Island.
On reaching Sullivan's Island the 23rd was
ordered to Battery Marshal at the extreme
north-castern point of the island, and re
mained there till the middle of the next
April, when the 23rd was ordered to Vir:
[Tu be continued.]
"When the spring time comes," we usual
ly find ourselves drowsy and exhausted,
owing to the impure and sluggish state of
the blood. To remedy this trouble, take
Ayer's Sarsaparilla, the most powerful, yet
safe and economical blood purifier in exis
CHANGE OF AGENCY.
The Great Southern Music House Makes
Special notice is hereby given that J. B.
Killough & Co., of Florence, S. C., are no
longer our agents for the sale of Pianos and
Organs. Our arrangement with them hav
ing been mutually discontinued, we have
appointed Z. GODBOLD, of Manning, S.
C., to sell for us in the counties of Williams
burg and Clarendon. All our patrcns can
buy from him at our prices until further
notice. We are the sole Southern Agents
for the leading instruments of Aumerica,
such as the celebrated C'hicker'bwq, 3Mason &
1lanmlia, Mathushek, and .&rling Pianos, and
Mason & Hamlin and Sterling Organs. Our
trade is far the largest in the South, amount
ing to nearly half a million dollars yearly.
All intending purchasers will find that we
can save them money, an d it need not be said
that it is safest to buy from a house of es
tablished reputation. Remember that we
place instruments in your owca hcmes on fifteen
(days test trial, pay all f'reighit, gire a complete
outjit free, and a six years guarantee zeith every
instrument. The purchase of a Piano or Organ
means a large investment. Beware of un
known instruments offered by agents of
doubtful responsibility. Write us or our
duly authorized agents.
LU'DDEN & BATEs SoU;THERN MusIc HorsE,
Tomn Visits Orangeburg.
DEAR TIMs:-I SulppoSe I am numbered
among the delinquent correspondents. The
last two issues I failed to get Tomn straight.
I suppose the grip borrowed every thought,
miserable companion, for all, most especial
ly the little Toms. The TxuES is the most
welcome of my newspaper family. I read
it first, that is when I get it. We have too
strong an attachment to boycott the least
This has b~een one glorious happy week,
good news, cheering comae from all quarters.
There is bright sunshine, the best of news
after so much cloud und iain. Every im
agination lingers. There is hope of a beau
tiful spring. Our bright future opens far
and wide, expecting lat grippe to loosen his
hold with a long affectionate farewell.
Since may last I wandered beyond the wa
ters of old Santee, her majestic oaks and
tall cypresses covered with moss which ever
and anon hangs its silvery locks with ma
jestic grandeur. Trho axeman plys his her
cnlean blows, and their lofty heads lie low.
These trees are thea floated down the river
to the mills; then made into lumber.
We boarded the early morning fast train
for Vanees, but the old iron horse w'ould
nevertheless snort at e'very station. She
rolled at a rapid speed, and in a few mini
utes carried us over the river. From Silver
to St. Paul we were lonely, occupying at full
coach ourself. At St. Paul, our friends, J.
E. Tennant, L. M. King, and A. J. Rich
bourg (the judge), joined us. Rapidly we
were borne onward over the Santee trestle
till we reached Vances.
Vances, dear Vances, for we still love our
old soil! Home, sweet home, name ever
dear to me ! We thought of boyhood days,
the mighty changes, the past, the present,
the future. The subject matter underlying
our visit wvould only concern those of riper
years: it is of no consequence save to those
of the same faith and order. It only con
cerns him wvho lives in profound secrecy,
the master and his fellowvs. TIhe more I
see of masonry the more I hold to it.
Vances is but a small town though grow
ing wonderfully. Its true inuwardness:
they have no whiskey saloons. anid never
will have, for such characters can get no.
dwelling place amon~g them. It was not
fourded on John barley corn, neither rock
and rye, for it is as dry as a powder house.
Its inhabitants possess every virtue essen
tial to good citizens. Amuong them ranks
high D. J. Aviunge'r, who is a noble gentle
man, a merchant of fine business qualities.
Dr. Lawton, too, a gentleman of rare and
fine demeanor. These two gentlemen so
readily and completely captured your scribe
and his associates, that a more agreeable
and lelasant day was never spent. We felt
in strollinig over and through t'ie vegetable
and flower gardens of Mr. AXviager that we
were moving about a resplendent paradise.
Night came, the tratin to Sumter was on
tim e, so with a last look the curtain fell upon
the great drama of a pleasant day well spent
with our brethren. -rOM,
Says one of the best housewives in New
England, "We feel the necessity of taking a
good medicine to purify our blood, and we
.ll take Hood's sarsaparilla. It keeps the
children free from humors, my husband
.ays it gives him a good apipetite, and for
myself I am sure 1 could never do all my
wrk if it was not for this splendid medi
ine. It makes me feel strong and cheerful,
and I am never troubled with headache or
hat. timrefelingas I T nl to 1e."
5Ints. S. A. NETTLEs.
It does the busy housewife good to
forget pots and pans anul stockings
full of holes, and mince meat waiting
to be chopped, and the thous'ind and
(ne other cares calling for her atten
tion, ana just sit down with a pretty
piece of fancy work, and dream for
an hour or two. It is the old, com
mon, never ceasing monotonous grind
that makes so maiv wonen look tired
and worn and old before their time.
We all need a change of work. Per
haps there are lots of old partly worn
dresses and aprons just longing to be
put cut of the way in some fashion.
Cut them all in line strips, sew the
colors by themselves in balls, and
braid them together with contrasting
colors. Sew the braided strands in
an oblong or round rug, and you will
have something which will wear long
enough to pay for the trouble, and
they may be very pretty.
A small piece u[ wool carpet may be
used for the center, and a border
braided around it. If there are chil
dren in the family, now is a good time
to cut down all the last summer hose
for smaller feet. They will do just as
good as new in the coming summer,
and every mother knows how much
money goes for new hose continually.
Some day when you feel just like
cooking, try this new style of cake,
which will be delightful when ice
cream once more appears. Bake a
dark molasses cake in a shallow square
tin. When done and cool, cut it into
two long strips of the same breadth
and thickness. Make a white pound
cake batter and spread a thin layer in
a deep tin. Place the two dark strips
diamond-wise in the center and fill
around them with white batter; cover
them from sight. Bake in a moderate
oven for about one hour. Ice the top
and sides when cold. When it is cut
there will be two dark diamonds in
each slice of white cake. It is very
pretty, and every one will wonder how
it was made.
This is a good time to make the
kitchen scrap-book, for which recipes
and sketches have been collecting for
some time. Nearly every paper has
some corner which contains a little
note worth saving. Paste them' all in
a well bound book. If there are some
recipes which are occasionally used,
but are hard to remember, paste them
all upon a piece of cardboard and
place in some old frame. Hang over
the cooking table; if they are placed
under glass, so much the better.
Among these should always be recipes
for steamed and baked brown bread,
graham gems and Johnny cakes. Nev
er forget that "variety is the spice of
This is the time when the very busy
housekeeper can find time to read a
few good books. Take time-it pays
to interest and improve the mind, but
oh, how many I meet who say sadly:
"Why, I never get any time to read a
book, and there ain't any use of sub
scribing for a magazine, for I'd never
get a chance to read it."
Dear sisters, wives, mothers, why
will you toil and stagnate and become
mere machines, glad to know that the
end is coming soon, when you can so
easily find pleasure and sympathy and
cheer in good reading matter, which
is so cheap in these days?
Make a change this year, and re
solve to enjoy a little comfort in your
own way and for yourself. We have
only one life on earth, and we ought
to fill th at just as full of joy and
culture and pleasure and profitable
good as is possible. Make this year a
happy one, and remember, "A maerry
heart doeth good like a medicine !"
A Negro flies Suddenly.
A negro man, a deck hand of the steamer
J. M. Cole, plying the .Santee river, died at
Wright's Bluft very suddenly on the night
of March 25th. Capt. Davis, commanding,
sent out for Trial Ju.'tice A. J. Richbourg,
who empanelled his jurors, and held an in
quest. The verdict rendered by the jury
was that George Crossland came to his
death from natural causes. I.
Toitself in many Important particulars, Hood's
Sarsaparilla Is different from and superior to any
Peculiar in combination, proportion and prep
amation of ingredients, Hood's Sarsaparinla pos
sesses the full curative value of the best known
remedies of the vegetable kingdom.
Peculiar in its medicinal merit, Hood's sarsapa
rilla accomplishes cures hitherto unknown.
Peculiar in strength and economy-fHood's Sar
saparilla Is the only medicine of which can truly
be said," 100 doses one dollar." Medicines in larger
and smaller bottles require larger doses, and do
not produce as good results as Hood's Sarsaparilla.
Peculiar in its "good name at home "-there is
more of Hood's Sarsaparilla soldin Lowell, where
It is made, than of all other blood purifiers.
Peculiar in Its phenomenal record of sales
abroad, no other preparation has ever attained
such popularity in so short a time, no not bo in.
duced to take any other preparation. Bie sure toge-t
Soldbyall druggists. Sl; slxforB5. Preparedonly
by C. I. HOOD a CO., Apothecaries, Lowell, Mass.
100 Doses One Dollar
THE BANK OF MANNINO.
S TATEMENT OF THE CONDITION OF
The Bank of Manning, at the close of
business, Mar. 31, 1891.
Loans and Discounts,. .. ..... ..f0,808.05
Due from other Banks,.... ...... 4,08.47
Furnitur and Fixtures,...........97.31
Exenses,. ......-..--. -...... .... 1,781.07
Cash on hand this day,... ..... ..5,083.52
Capital Stock Paid in,..........30.300.00
Due to other Banks,............ 1,4.44
Undivided Profits..... ........9597.40
STAE OFSOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTYr OF CLA1:ENDON.
I, Joseph Sprott, Jr., Cashier of The Bank
o Manning, do solemnly swear that the
above statemzuent is true to the best of my
knowledge and belief.
JOSEPH1 SPROTT, JR.,
Snbscribed and swoin to before me this
31st day of Mareb, 1.91.
[L. s..JOHN S. WILSON,
Notary Public for S. C.
M. LEVI, Directors.
S. A. RIGBY,)
Notic to (Creditors.
A LL P'EltSONS HAVING CLAIMS
iagainst the estate of Geo. Washington
Caynon, decased, will present them duly
ttested, and those owing said estate will
ake payment to
MARGARET N. GAYMON,
M. 12, 191. Admiinistratrix.
Both the method and results when
Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant
and refre:shing to the taste, and acts
gently yet promptly on the Kidneys,
Liver and Bowels, cleanses the sys
tem effectually, dispels colds, head
aches and fevers and cures habitual
constipation. Syrup of Figs is the
only remedy of its kind ever pro
duced, pleasing to the taste and ac
ceptable to the stomach, prompt in
its action and truly beneficial in its
effects, prepared only from the most
healthy and agreeable substances, its
many excellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs is for sale in 50c
and 81 bottles by all leading drug
gists. Any reliable druggist who
may not have it on hand will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
wishes to try it. Do not accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.
LOUISVILLE, KY. NEW YORK, N.Y
N EW HOt E. 17 LARGE AND COM
fortable rooms, nicely furnished with
new furniture. Bath rooms for use of
guests. Excellent table, supplied with best
the market can afford. Conveniently locat
ed to depot and the business part of town.
Mas. M. 0. BURGESS, Prop.
They have all you could wisl
Call and examine their good
comes to the front, and wishes to announce
to his many friends and customers that he
has just received from Northern markets a
new and well seleced line of spring goods,
comprising all of the newest styles and
novelties of the se ason.
My line of Dress Goods is complete, con
sisting of Cashmeres, Nuns Veilings,
Bieges, Suitings, Ginghams, 24 and 36 inch
Challies, Satines, Prints, Lawns, Muslins,
Organdies, and also a complete line of trim
mings and silk'sashing to suit the above.
A large selection of Ladies' and Gents'
Neckwear and Hosiery, Hair Ornaments,
White Linen and Turkey-red Damask, La
dies' and Gents' Linen, Lawn, and Cambric
andkerchiefs, Window Draperies, and a
wagon load of other things that I have not
room to mention. My stock of
is complete, also a full line of Gents' Fur
nishing Goods, and Men's, Youths', and
Children's Felt and Straw Hats in all styles.
A complete line of Hardware, consisting
[of all kinds of Carriage Bolts and Wood
Screws, Weeding Hoes, Handled Hoes, all
kinds of Sweeps, Shovels, Spades, Axes,
Rakes, Forks, and a general line of Fr.rm
ers' Supplies. Also a full line of crockery.
I make a spectalty in Ladies', Gents', and
Children's Fine and Common Shoes. As I
have had many years' experience in the
diffret q1ualities of leather, therefore I can
unhesitatingly chim to have as good and as
honest a line of Gents', Ladies', and Chil
dren's Shioes as will be found in any retail
store in the country.
My Grocery Department, the last men
tioned but not the least, for my shelves are
chock full of the fanciest and finest Family
Groceries. My ware rooms are abundantly
filled with Flour, Bacon, Molasses, Corn,
And now in closing may remnarks I wish
to say that all the goods ~mentioned in the
various denartmients above will be sold at
he lowest cash prices and as cheap as will
be und elsewhere, and any one doubting
iy statement will please call and try mue
with the cash, and they will find that what
I say I mean, and what I advertise I have
in stock. Very ,.:spectfully,
S. A. RIGIBY,
Manning, S. C.
INSURE YOUR LIFE.
The undersigned is authorized to write
policies for the Mutual Life Insurance Com
pany, of' New York. Parties desiring to in
sure can get estimates from me.
*N. M. JOHNSON.
for Infants and Children.
"caatorialssoweladaptedtochmdenthat DSm FA co1S, Oomutipoa,
I reom~nd t;"qpeiorto~~vey" Sour Stomach, Dlaxrhcoa. anuuIoc,
Irecounrmend itassuperior.toanypreiption KB Wor-ms, gives asep, and prom~ote dl
known to me." A. Ac, X. n i maa
ill So. Oxford St., Brooklyn, j. T. WjjinUi2Z InOtdCAtlOU
-The use of 'Cat~ria' is 80unlW and 1For severa yam r have real mended
its merits so well known that it seem & work yo%6 'Cstorla,' and salsl always continue to)
ofsunererogatiof to endorse it. Few &eethe dos sitba lnvarlsblyprodieed bendcia
intell gent fmies who do not keep Castoria ult&E
within easy reach." EDWni F. PAzDU. L .,
CAnos MinAm. D.D., "The Winthrop,"125th Street and 7th Ave.,
New York City.
Late Pastor Bloomingdale Wo=W New York City.
T.t CM.ma CoMxAW, 77 MUaT STuET. NaW To2.
POSITIVELY THE LAST FOR THIS SEASON.
Parties wishing to purchase will
please take notice that I will receive
about March 10th 1 car load broke m
Mules, and about March 25th 1 car
load nice driving and work Horses.
Sumter, S. C., March 7, 1891.
YOU CAN SIE lONEY
BY PURCHASING YOUR GOODS OF
DURANT & BELITZER,
STMTr.M, s. C.
in low priced, medium, and expensive goods.
;, Wire Stands, and Refrigerators.
and be convinced.
.CRAND ANNOUNCEMENT WEHEUOR
-FROM THE- &FSHR
he Only ~zclelive Capet House in the City,
247 King St., Opposite Hasell,
CHARLESTON, S. C. SASH, DOORS, BLINDS, ETC.
~ 1~~7, 9, 11, and 13 Smith Street,
a~-~~tes ~~L E~C~~C~l~LCHARLESTON, S. C.
Upholstering Goods and Draperies of rt o pie n etmts
all kinds. FERTI LIZERS!
TE MOST COMPLETE STOCK IN THE STATE. PEDMONT GUANO O.,
We quote a few of our specialties: CHARLEsTON, S. C.
Brussels Carpet at 65, 75, 85, and $1 per 1xo~zs MANUFACTUREns, a DE.ALEES IN
velvet Carpet at $1.25, $1.40, and $1.50 Safest, High Grade, and Guaranteed
>engrai Carpet at at 50, 60, 70, and 90c. Kainit, Blood Acids, Dissolved
per yard. Bone, Solubles, and Ammoni
Hemp Carpet at 20, 25, and 30c. per yard. tdMnpltd
Straw Mattings at 15, 18, 20, 25, 30, and i atedyM. anLiulannigd . C
35c per yard .S1.25, $2.00, $2.50, to $9 each. Hdetdie byfor.Leibui nng.,S.C
Window Shades at 50, 75, $1.00, and up.
Cornica Poles at 25, 35, and 50c.
Full stock of Lace Curtains from 90c. to
Specialerattention given to all orders. We
uarantee satisfaction. To give us atra
order is to come again, as our prices are the$ A L
lW OWER~ H.E Wu!E AND FEED STABLES.
Sec. and Treas. ~ Manager. 30 Chalmers Street,
FOLLIN BROTHERS, CHARLESTON, S. C.
175 East Bay, Charleston S. C. ~'Fnhoesadmlscstty
Wholesale Dealers in Tobacco, Cigars, and
Pipes. Leading brands of Tobacco: Limited, Ja e .V ih
Red Meat, Gold Bars, Our Peach, Brown Jug.
HEMME'S RESTAURANT, WOEAELQO ELR
228 KING STREET, -19MeigS. HRETN .C
Opposite Academy of Music, -_ __-____
CHARLESTON, S. C.oie o Croain
Stallion Kentucky.t ebososusrpinoteca
3TALLION KENTUCKY, BY AN IM-tlstcko
~3ported sire and an Arabian dam, willTEYON N'BILDNADLANASI
stand at or~r stables during the season.
wned by H. B. Tindal. For termis INOMAIC,.c,
apply to THOMAS & BR ADHAMI,
Livery and Sale Stables, wilbopndathMnigTmeOfc,
Manning, S. C. i annCaedncutSuhCr
Notice to Teachers.o'lcintefenobthunrsge
OFFICE SCHOOL COMMISSIONER,) th) uhrt n euieeto hon
-. CL.uz:Enos Cousnx. r lisnisudtusotheevthayf
Manning, S. C., March 28, 1891. Mac,19,b)o.Jae .TnaSe
pHIE REGULAR SPRING EXAMINA- rtr 1Sae
L tion for teachers in the free public ThboswilekptpnutlArl
schools for Clarendon county will be held at3019,whnewilapyfracrt.
Manning on Friday the 24th day of AprilFfenpyet foedla ahwl
1891. 'The examination will begin at 10hv enmdeo ahsae yta ie
'clock a. in. The law prescribes that "all ada h cre rft nec hr
applicants before County Boards shall be aonst eryoedlaec e
examined on orthography, reading, writing, saeodrwi ihhssbcito a
arithmetic, geography, English grammar, i ite olr nec hrwihwl
history of the United States and of this b eevda amn nfl o h is
State, physiology, hygiene, and the theoryfitepaen.Thasoiinwllid
and practice of teachin. upTEpilAGIN,9G
School Commissioner C. C.V.E.BON
James . Walsh,
3 Lviha jstrceve alo o "l n otie oar Corporatorn.
Jr. see hosehos.Dafal o ee he. ningl be opene ~a 13, 1anigTi91o.ie