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XANNING, S. C.. SEB. 24, 1909
Pbulishes All County and Town Of
Advertisers will please re
irember that copy for a
change of ad. MUST be in
this office by Saturday Noon in order to
insure ublication the following week.
Arant's Drug Store.
The fertilizer movement is now in
Nr. and Mrs. J. M. Bradham spent
yesterday in Sumter.
The general impression is that the
much-lauded ground hog is not on his
&rs. C. W. Blanchard has gone to C
visit ralatives and friends at Newbern.
N. C. s
Mr. D. H. Marchant, of Orangeburg, ;
has been in Manning on business this a
The work of repairingthe burnt Brad- S
ham store in the McLeod block is now
Miss Ethel Rabb, of Sumter, has been
visiting Mrs. A. C. Bradham during the V
Elizabeth Meade, a respectable color
ed woman of this place, died yesterday
Mr. Will Selby and Mr. Sam Barron a
drove down from Mayesville and spent o
Sunday in Manning.
Mrs. Etta W. Griffin, of Monroe, N
C., together with her little daughter, is
visiting her sister, Mrs. F. L. Wolfe.
Miss Lulie Harvin came down from
Columbia and spent Saturday and Sun
day with her home folks in Manning.
An extra communication of St. Peter's
Lodge No. 54, A. F. M., this evening at
8 o'clock. Entered apprentice degree.
Mr. W. Scott Harvin, Jr., came home
from the medical college in Charleston
to spend the Washington birthday holi-<
Mr. John Bordenheimer, a valued
employe at Mr. W. Scott Harvin's lum
ber plant, suffered a stroke of paralysis
'The Arant drug store is now doing
business in new quarters, having moved.
into the refitted store room formerly oc
cupied by the Manning Grocery Co.
Miss Eleanor Mason returned to her
home in Sumter yesterday morning
after spending several days very pleas
antly in Manning as the guest of Miss
.Clarendon Lodge, No. 173, K. of P.,
conferred the rank of Page on Mr. W.
L. Rodgers last night. T. H. McFad
din, of Zola Castle, was a welcome guest
at the meeting.
John, son of Mr. Charles E. Cochran.
died yesterday afternoon, and was to be
buried at Fellowship church this after
noon. He was 15 years old and had been
afflicted for several years.
There will be special service in the
Clarendon Baptist church next Sunday
morning in the Court House, and the or
dinance of baptism will be administered
at Alcolu at 3.30 Sunday afternoon.
The only way in which Manning hon
ored Washington's birthday was by the
closing of the banks and the observance
of holiday hours by the postoffilce. The
graded school and all ordinary business
went on as usual.
The ladies of St. Paul Methodist
church will have an oyster supper and
box party at Cross Roads academy on
Friday ni a March' 5th, for the benefit
of the Me hodist parsonage in Summer
ton. The general public is cordially in
Mr. B. F McLeod, ,president of the.
Drake-Green-Inness Shoe Co., of Char
leston, spent a day or two with friends
in Manning last weelk. Mr. McLeod was
formerly of Magnolia, and has many
friends in this section of the State.
The Sumter Item says: "'The Legis
lature may pass a hundred fish bills,
but unless effective measures for the en
forcement of the laws are devised the
fish butchers will continue to clog the
streams with their wire traps and to dy
namite all the deep holes." True bill
Capt. Frank Welch, who for twenty
six years was a popular conductor on the
Atlantic Coast Line. but who had been
off of duty for a year and a half on ac
count of failing health, died ini Sumter
last Sunday afternoon. He was 54 years
old, and numbered as friends all who
* A negro named Dan Robinson was
tried last week in Hampton for the mur-'
der of his wife, or paramour, Eliza Rob
inson, whom he cut and stabbed to death
on Sunday morning, February 7th. The
jury found him guilty and Judge Watts
sentenced him to be hanged on Friday,
April 23 next. This negro is supposed
to be the Dan Robinson who worked in
Manning a fe w years ago as a tele phone
lineman, and the woman he killed is sup
posed to be one known here as Eliza
Clark. and who left here shortly after
Dan did. It is reported that Dan is very
inditferent about his impending fate.
Shortly after midnight last Monday
night Mr. Archie I. Barron's barn was
totally destroyed by fire, the origin of
which is unknown but the indications
. are that it was incendiary. Besides the
building the loss included a large
amount of feed stutL. about 400 bushels
of corn, a large quantity of peas and
cotton seed, gears, plows, etc. When
discovered the fire was burning near the
ground, and the first neighbors to' ar
rive only had time to get out a buggy
and wagon. Fortunately Mr. Barron
kept his live stock quartered separately
since his heavy loss by fire about two
years ago. It is inconceivable that as
good a citizen as Mr. Barron should have
an enemy so dastardly as to destroy his
property~ by tire in the dead hours of
MR. BEN MIMS SHOT AND KILLED.
k Deplorable Tragdy on the Highway a Few
Miles Above Manning.
Last. Sunday a fternoon about 5::o
)'clock -Mr. G. Ben Mims was shot in
he head and fatally wounded by a
3egro man named William Bethune on
he highway ne-ar Trinity Crossroads.
f h. wounded man was brought to town
romptly for surgical treatment. He,
vas taken to the home of his niece,
Irs. S. M. Youmans, where he was
een by Dr. W. M. Brockinton and Dr.!
B. GCiger, who gave him prompt
t,tention. but the patient died shortly
.it.er the wound was dressed, without.
It appears that a horse and bug:y
yelonging to Mr Mims had been stolen
)r got. away from him in some way.
Lnd he learned that William Bethune
iad taken the team and gone up the
-cad. He got young Mr. Alfred I. Mc
addin to go with him to recover the
orse and buggy, and it was while they
rere near Trinity that the shooting
Shortly after the death of Mr. Mims,
oroner.T. E. Hodge empanelled a jury
d viewed the body, then adjourned
he inouest until Monday afternoon.
he tak*ing of testimony was not cou
uded until about 9 o'clock Monday,
iight when a verdict was rendered b I
be jury composed of the following citid
R. D. Clark. foreman: C. W. Wells.
Y. L. Rodgers, S. R. Sprott, A. J.
lackman, J. S. Ridgeway, J. M.
eavey, J. H. Rigby, C. S. Riitby, I. 1.
ppelt, C. C. Langston, F. L. Wolfe,
hos. Nimmer, Isaac M. Loryea.
The following is the testimony taken
yv the Coroner:
Alfred I. McFaddin-I was at Mrs.
Loumans' yesterday at 3 o'clock, and
ad been there all morning. Mr. MiIns
ame in and said he was in trouble
bout his horse and huggy being gone.
e told us he heard the fellow's nau c
;ho had his horse and buggy. Did say I
cho told him, but I don't remember!
he name. He took dinner at Mrs.
Loumans' and asked me if I would go
ith him. Mr. Lesesne's team brought
Jr. Mims to Manning. We then drove'
o Mr. Langston's stable and got a
eam. After leaving Mr. Mims asked:
ae how many cartridges I had. I told!
nt I had only one and that was a 38..
then told him I left my pistol at Mrs.
Loumans', and the reason I left it
ms that it wasn't safe. Told him I
bought I could borrow one. I spolke
f going to Mr. Ervin to borrow a pis
Al, but did not do so. At this time I
aw Mr. E. S. McIntosh sitting ou his
orh, and I went in and told him that. I
ome one had stolen Mr. Mims' horse
nd buggy and I wanted to borrow a
istol, and asked him if he bad one. fHe
aid no. I then supposed I could bor
ow one from Mr. Hudnall, and 3stop
>ed and went into his home. Mr. Hud
all was not home, but his wife and;
rs. McIntosh was on his porch. I in
roduced myself to Mrs. Hudnall and
sked for ir. Hudnall. She said Mr.
ludnall had gone in the country. As
-e were riding along I thought Mr.
,ims had only one pistol. when I said
re both ought to have pistols. At this
ime Mr. Minis pulled out a revolver,
,nd I said, didn't think you had but
ne pistol with you. I said, suppose you I
ake one and give me one. Then he!
sked me which pistol did I want. I
aid didn't make any difference. Then
6e drove on, he keeping revolver and
iving me magazine. I asked him!
hen how to use the magazine pistol,
Le taking the pistol and explaining I
ame to me. Between ,Trinity Bay
.nd Manning we met Mr. Matthews
.nd Mr. Minis asked Mr. Matthews!
Lad he seen anything of his horse and
uggy, he then described same. Mr.
datthews said yes, thought he had~
*een it. He said going home from
reaching he met a negro on the road
riving a team about as Mr. Mims de
cribed. The negro held his head down,!
L if playing off drunk, and after pass
ng, the negro peeped round at him,
yt gave him the road as he ought to
iave- done. Mr. Mims then told
dat~thews he thought he was on the
-ight trail of his horse and buggy.
E.'hen we drove on, and stopped ata
:olored man's house on the left side of!
he road. Mr. Mims asked him how
og since William Bethune had left
is house. The negro said about jan
iour. Mr. Mimis asked where he had
tone, and he said to some Brown's!
iouse and was showing us the way to
;he house about a mile away. Mr. Mims
td I drove on hunting his house. We
nade a mistake and went to the wrong;
ouse, and cut through and came back:
so the same negro's house. The negro
said you went to the wrong house, and
a'r. Mimis and the negro walked around
:o the right side of the house and the
jegro again showed Mr. Mims the house.
A. that time I had g 'tten out of the
buy and was standing around in
fro'nt of the house. I then said to Mr.
Mdims, what shall we do, shall we wait'.
and Mr. Mimis said no, let's go on to
the house. We started for the second
time hunting the house, and before we
got. to a road we saw a horse and bug
v with some negroes in the buggy. I
sid to Mr. Mims, isnt that your horse
and buggy? He said, yes. I then said,
do ou want me to stop the negro for
vou? He said no, T will do that myself,
When we had gotten within about
twenty yards Mr. Minis jumped out.
meeti~ng the buggy with the negro man
and two girls in it. Mr. Minis jook his
pistol in his hand and walked up to the
buggy, pistol at his side, and ordered
the girls to get out and man to keep
his seat. Then Mr. Mimis jumpedin the
buggy beside the negro, telling me, to
turn around. The negro had a whip
in his hand, and as I was turning
around, the buggy with Mr. Mims and
the negro had already started off. Be
fore I turned around the two negro
girls were in my way, and I ordered
them to get out of my way, which they
did as quick as they could, and the last
I saw of them thley were running. Just
as I got turned good I saw Mr. Minis
tumbling from the buggy. As he was
falling he looked very pale, probably
unconscious. I saw the negro's hand
go back and he fired at Mr. Minis, and
as Mr. Mimis was falling he fired back
at the negro. The negro then fired
aaain and Mr. Mims fell down. After
this the negro jumped out of the bug
gy and stood around and looked at Mr.
Mims. They were almost in reach of
ach other. When the negro turned
and looked at Mr. Mims 1 fired at the
negro. The negro then turned and
pointed at me as pretending to shoot.
When he turned I jumped behind the
horse from the negro, then peeped
around horse and fired at uegro as he
picked up something and was moving
off. 1 then fired at him seven timues
more as he was running. Mr. Minis fell
to side of road and I went to him, and
he was unconscious. groaning with
pain. I called him and he made nc
answer. I picked up his pistol and
looked to see if it was loaded. I thers
pcked Mir. Tims up and put him im
the buggy Only one balI .had been
shot from his pistol. At Trinity school
house Mr. White or Mr. Kelly came tc
him and offered him a ghufss of water.
He couldnt. raise his head, not know
in anything. I thcn brought Mr.
Miis on to Manning. Mr. Mimns' has
was on lire when I got to him.
Alfr'ed I. McFaddin.
Sheriff E. B. Gamble: Mr. Mim:
cme and told me about negro taking
is horse. I loaned him my pistol. Ne
gro said he had not shot but once. Ne
ogo said Mr. Mims had shot 'him; tha
after they had gone a few steps Mim.
got on the ground and threw the pisto
in his face, and he (Bethunel got on th<
sep: Mr. Mimis shot and he shot Mr
Minis. There was one empty cartridga
in my pistol. E. B. Gamble.
Dr W. M. Brockington: Was sen
for Sunday afternoon to see Mr. Mimi
saw he was badly injured. Told. them t
Iryhm to Mrs. Youmans'. When
got there Dr. Geiger had gotten there
vrevious. Examined Mr. M'ims and
ressed the wound. Died in a few miu
ues thereaftCr. ie was shot, in the. left'
forehead. ball passing into the brain,
which in my opinion produced deata.
There was another injury a little to the
left and lower. as if produced by some
blunt inastrument. not suficient to pro
duce serious condition.
M. NI. Brockington.
Sue A -na Eups Sunday 1 went to
chureh. 1. saw tie killing. We met Mr.
Mims and before we got. up to him he
hopped out of buggy with pistol in hand.
made an oath and told us to get out of
the buggy. We got out. Ir. 11ms on
one side and Willio on the other. 'Ir.
Mlims looked behind the bugzy and
asked if he had taken anything out.
Willie said no. Mr. McFaddin. coming
around. told us to get-out of the way.
and me and my little sister jumped
across the ditch. Mr. Miims standing on
one side of the buggy 'Mr. Mlims tired
once. but heard more shots. When 'Mr.
'Mims came up to the buggy he made an
oath and told us to get out. Willie
tarted to get out and Mr. _Mims told
him to stay in. Sue Anna Epps.
Ma:ury Emma Epps: Mr. MIlms came
un withi pistol in his hand. made an oath
and told us to get out. We jumped out.
Mr. Mims got in the buggy by Willie.
Mr. McFaddin went to turn around, told
us to get out of the way. We jumped
across t.ne ditch. _Mr. -Mims and Wilie
drove off apiece: Mr. Mims got out of
the buggy and Willie got out on the
other side of the buggy, Willie on the
right. Willie was driving. I did not
see either one shoot. but. heard the shots
and ran oi. Mary Emma Epps.
Alfred T. McFaddin recalled: Saw
both of the colored girls running, the
eldest. Lou Anna Epps running ahead
of the younger girl, Mary Emma Epps,
and in the opinion of the witness they
could not have seen what occurred: and
while he did not see the blow inflicted,
3till he saw William Bethune make a
motion as if to strike a blow, and that,
the dead man after that became deadly
pale and appeared dazed. and at this
time he fired his pistol but missed Wil
liam Eethune. Alfred I. MeFaddin
Manning, S. C., February 22, 1909.
I bereby certify that I have examined
the body of G. Ben. Mims and that he
had a gunshot wound in the left side of
the head about two inches above the
left eye through the frontal bone. The
ball ranged backward and lodged
against the occipitol bone after passing
through the brain. This wound caused
death a shot time after it was inflicted.
Chas. B. Geiger, M. D.
We. the members of the Coroner's
jury. find that G. B. Mims came to his
death at the hands of William Bethune
from a pistol shot wound in the head.
R. D. Clark, Foreman.
The body of-Mr. Mims was taken yes
terday morning to Calvary church, near
Panola, for interment. It is needless to
say that great sorrow is generally felt
atthe untimely death of Mr. Mims in
the prime of young manhood, being on
lV 36 years old, and that wide-spread and
heart-felt sympathy is felt for the aged
parents and brothers and sisters in
their sore bereavement.
After leaving the scene of the shoot
ing. William Bethune made his way to
Maj. W. T. Lesesne's farm. Sheriff
Gamble was notified ef this fact, and he
at once went out after Bethune .and
brought him in and lodged him in jail.
Owing to the many expressions of in
dignation heard after the tragedy, and
from information that came to him di
rect, Sheriff Gamble felt that he had
good reason to apprehend that an or
anized attempt would be made to take
ethune out of the hands of the law and
deal with him summarily, so he got in
to long distance telephone communica
tion with Governor Ansel and received
instructions to take the prisoner to the
penitentiary in Columbia for safe keep
ing. Pursuant to these instructions the
Sheriff left on the morning train with
te prisoner. Many do not think that
there was any danger of a lynching be
ing attempted, but many others thought*
they saw ominious signs. On the whole
it is probably very well for Bethune to
be taken away until the time for his
An Interesting Remimiscence.
An article in a recent number of the
Youth's Companion gives an interesting
account of a chance meeting between
Col. Harry L. Benbow, of Clarendon
county, and President Abraham Lin
coin, which took place in City Point
hospital, Virginia, in April, 1865. We
have it on the authority of an honored
Confederate veteran, still living, that
the story is in the main correct, as he
had heard Col. Benbow relate it, but
that one additional fact is well worthy
of mention in connection with the story.
He says that Col. Benbow told him that
there wvere two or three other Confed
erate prisoners in thee hospital at the
time mentioned, and that shortly after
the assassination of President Lincoln
took niace some of the guards came into
the hospital, announced the fact and said
they were going to kill the Confeder
ate pisoners in retaliation. Thereupon
CoL. Ben bow and the ether Southerners
hurriedly consulted. got out and opened
their pocket knives, determined to sell
their lives as dearly as possible if the
guards or others came to lay violent
hands upon them, but happily no such
attempt was made. The story publish
ed by the Youth's Companion is as fol
Col. Harry L. Benbowv of South Caro
lina being once in a reminiscent mood,
wasasked by a friend to tell him his
most striking experience durmng the civ
il war. He began by saying that on
April 1, 186.5, he commanded three reg
iments at Five Forks, near Petersburg,
Va. Being shot through both hips, he
was captured and carried to City Point.
ard Hoptat where he was placed in
a adoccupied entirely by wounded
Federal officers. He was well cared for,
having every simple luxury which the
exigency of the times would permit.
After being there a few days, it was
reported abroad through the ward that
the President of the United States
'would on the next day pay his wounded
officers at City Point a visit. On the
morning of April 8, 1865, a day which I
shall never forget, my attention was at
tracted by a considerable bustle at the
entrance of the ward farthest from my
Icot and in a few moments the door was
thro.vn open, and I beheld a splendid
display of military officers, clad in the
pomp and glitter of war, plenty of danc
ing plumes and gold braid, and boots up
to mid-thigh. It was the President's
military family acting as his escort.
Last of these came a tall, gaunt, un
ninlv igure, clad in sober black-the
President himself, whom I immediately
Irecognized. He would have attracted at
tention, I think, among any assembly of
Imen that could have been brought to
jgether in the world, so striking was the
nobility and the benevolence of his
He walked down the long aisle be
tween the rows of cots on each hand,
bovig and smiling, and saying "Good
monn'" to the different occupants as
he passed. Arriving at length opposite
where I lay, he halted beside my bed
and held out his hand. I was lying or:
my back, my knees bent. Looking hlii
in the face, as he stood with extend
"Mr. P'resident," I said, "do :vot
-know to whom you otfer your hand?"
"I do not," he replied.
"Well," said I, "you offer it to a Con
tfederate colonel, who has fought you a~
hard as he could for four years."
"Well," said he, "I hope a Confeder
- .--I at mmo~lwl not refnus me his hand.'
"No sir." I replied, "I will not, and
I claosed his hand in both mine.
I tell vou. sir. he had the riost mag
niticeot face and eyes that I have ever
--azed into. He had me whipped from
the time he first opened his mouth. TIf
he had ever walked up and down a Con
federate line of battle, there never would
have br-en a battle. I was his, body and
soul, fr:om the time I felt the pressure
of his flingers.
He t.alked to me for ten minutes, most
kindly and sympathizingly, and when
about to leave, he shook hands a-rain,
and hoped that I would soon be restored
to health and my firnilly and friends.
He knew, although I did not, that in
a few days Gen. Lee must surrender at
Appomatox. He left me, and I saw him
for the first and last time. Not long
afterward the news came to us that he
was dead. and I turned my face to the
wall and wept.
Capt. A. H. Breeden, the local repre
sentr.tive of the Armour Packing Co.,
has been notified that his house has
just closed a contract with the govern
ment of Great Britian for furnishing
canned corn beef for the British army
and navy for the next three years This
contract was secured in a world-wide
competition, and means the lifting of
the boycott against American meat
products. The first shipment under this
contract will consist of 500.000 pounds.
Capt. Breeden is loyal to his house and
is very proud of this big deal.
Last Meeting of Pension Board.
The Pension Board will hold its final
meeting on Monday, 1st of March. All
persons having business before said
board will please take notice. The
meeting will open at 12 o'clock in the
court house. D. J. BRA DHAM,
First gra.ie.-Thomas Bagnal, Henry
Baggett, Allan Harvin, Ruby McEl
veen, Moses Levi and Viola Thames.
Second grade.-Daisv Barrineau,
Mary Baggett, Tora Bagnal, Pearl
Adams, Alleen Newman and Isabel
Third grade.-Myrtle Bowman, Isa
belle Thomas, Carolyn Plowden and
Fourth grade.-Jeannette Plowden.
Net-a Levi, James Barron and Minnie
Fiftn grade.-Celeste Ervin and
Sixth grade.-Lucy Wilson. Irma
Weinberg, Preston Thames and Clara
Seventh grade.-Mabel Todd, Robert
Woodson and Ollie Strange.
Eightb gr:ide.--Helen Boger, Pam
mie Bradham, Annie Belle Epps, Du
Ran t Epps, Martba Jenkinson. Florence
McIntosh, Alice Wilson, Chove Clark,
and Julien Creecy.
Ninth grade~.-Hughey Tindal.
Tenth grade.-Marion Wells.
Boys. Girls. Totai.
Enrollment......... 13 14 9
Averagc attendance 114 134 248
P. C. attendance.... 97 97 IC
choirship avernge. eO S1 8
Number of Tardies. 4 .
JNO. C. VANIE L.
Proposed Panama Highway.
The Royal mail boats, the Hamburg
American boats, the French and Italian
boats 11 bearing their quota of tourists
sightseers on the Isthmus, every one of
whom seems to be carried away with
the magnitude of the work going on and
with conditions as they Ind them. It
would not surprise me if, in the near fu
ture, because of-the magnificent climate
and of the natural interest that is being
centred in and about tne Isthmus on ac
count of the building of the canal.-, a
great winter resort should be builded up
here, and especially would this be a
foregone conclusion if good roads should
be constructed clear across the Isthmus
along the route of the canal. Roads are
being constructed upon both sides of the
Isthmus by the Isthmian Canal commis
sion. Mileage is not very extensive, and
there seems to be no tangible movement
toward extending the roads now being
constructed across from Colon to Pana
ma. The distance is only about 47 miles
and if a pike should be laid out and well
macadanmized. there could be no more
beautiful highway imagined for the
driving of automobiles and horse high
way vehicles, especially so if the high
way should skirt along the banks of the
canal arid the numerous lakes,- which
will be formed thereby, so that the pan
oramic view could be maintained in all
its beauty. There is just enough rise
and fall to break monotony, and at tbe
same time aiiord easy grades for vehi
cles to move upon.
This is the only highway in the world
where one could cross from the Atlantic
to the Pacific Ocean in two hours' time.
It is olso the only place ia the world so
far as I know where the sun seems to
rise and set over the Pacific Ocean view-.
ed from the land. It is also the only
place in the world. if my geography is
correct, where a town on the Panitic
Ocean lies east of another town located
upon the Atlantic Ocean, as is the case
with Panama and Colon. It would be a
splendid thing if the Isthmian Canal
commission would construct a road from
Colon to Panama.-Baltimore Ameri
Itch cured in 30 minutes by Wool
ford's Sanitary Lotion. Never fails.
Sold by W. E. Brown & Co. Druggists.
Editor The Manninn Times:
As our "Sister City" is building so
many sky scrapers I think we had bet
ter be dning something to improve our
Mrs. Hattie Ingram has returned to
her home after a pleasant visit to friends
in this community.
Miss Scriven Colciough, who has been
visiting friends, has returned to her
home in Sumnmerton.
Mrs. Keller, who has been visiting her
daughte-r, Mrs R. R. DuRant, has re
turned to her home in Orangeburg.
Mrs. W. H. Gaillard has returned
home after a pleasant trip to Charles
Miss Katie Gaillard is spending a few
Idas in Sumter with friends and reCla
A cert.ain young lady was very much
disappointed on last Tuesday evening
because her "beau" was afraid to come
out in the dark.
The latest fashion is for the young
men to write notes to the young ladies
Iand then take them to them.
Itin v with plan for two brothers to be
in lve iththe same young lady, be
cause it seems as if she is afraid to write
the younger for fear the older will find
it out. We sincerely hope that the
young lady will soon be out of her trou
The young people of this community
enjoyed the dance given by Mr. Win.
Misaps very much. We hope that he
will give us a fe w more in his ne w house
before he takes another notion.
Prof. E. E. Bishop, writes telling of
the great nee d at Vash ti home of quilts.
comforts, blankets and bed and table
linen, also outing cloth for garments.
"If you know these things happy are
e if ye do them."
I One secret act of self-denial, one sac
ifice of inclination to duty is worth all
the good thoughts and passionate pray
ers in which idle people indulge them
! eves. NEWMAN.
For Sale.-One sound. serviceable
horse. in good condition. and one second
hand buggy and harnesi. Apply to Dr.
A. S. Todd.
odd, Manning. S C.
Egg-O-See, Cream Oatmeal. Cream
Samp, Wheaten Grists. Toasted Corn
Flakes, Shredded Whole Wheat Bis
,uits. Old-fashioned Plain Buckwheat
'Lour- at The Manning Grocery Co.
Save Your Chickens.
Use Cypher's Meat Scraps. 5e per
pound: Crushed Oyster Shells, 2 ie oer
2ound: Little Chick Feed. le per pound;
kcratch Feed for big Chickens 3c per
?ound. The Manning Grocery Co.
A swell line of Whitman's Exquisite
candies. Prices 50c. 60c. 80e and $1.00
per pound. These candies are the last
ivord in style and quality. Every ounce
xuaranteed to give perfect satisfaction.
'resh every week at The Manning Gro
GArden Seeds That Grow.
From T. W. Wood & Son we offer the
rollowing reliable seeds in bulk. Bur
>ee's Stringless Green Pod Beaus. Pro
ilie Bush Sieva and Pole Siera Beans,
Early Red Valentines and Kentucky
Wonder Beans, Stowell's Evergreen and
,ountry Gentleman Corn. The Manning
Lost-On the evening of the 7th inst.,
ne folding pocketbook, black covering
Lfnd bouad with black elastic, contains,
!s part of the pocketbook, a book of
2ote paper with red edge. Has three or
:our nockets for bills or papers. Con
ents when lost-seven one dollar bills,
)ne Leon Weinberg insurance punch
:ard, one small package of flax seed,
wd one check blank of the Bank of
anning. Any one returning same to
ne will be rewarded.
T. H. McFADDIN.
Card of Endorsement.
Board of Trade of Manning, -S. C., N6
ember 28, 1908.
ro all whom it may concern:
This is to certify that I have known
r. Isaac M. Loryea for the past ten
vears as a business tman and accountant,
hat I have never met a straighter man
n his business and whose business meth
>ds to the minutest details 'could be ex
selled. I do not think he has an equal
is an expert accountant. It is needless
o add that Mr. Loryea is a perfect gen
leman and that I believe he would prove
aithful, intelligent and reliable in any
elation of life.
[Signed] W. C. DAVIS,
President Manning Board. of Trade.
Isaac M. Loryea, general accountant.
ife and Accident insurance. P. 0. box
51, Manning, S. C. Correspondence in
Notice of Election.
A Petition, of one-third of the resi
lent electors and a like proportion
:f the resident freeholders of the age
>f twenty one years within School
Dstrict No. 9, having been filed
with the undersigned Trustees of
maid School District praying for an
lection upon the question as to
whether the said School District
.hall issue bonds to an amount not
xceeding Nineteen Thousands Dol
lars to complete and equip the
G'raded School Building at Manning;
Notice is hereby given that an
alection will be held at Manning on.
afonday, the 8th daiy of March 1909,
:o decide whether bonds in the sum
>f Nineteen Thousand Dollars shall
e issued or not.
0. J. Lesesne. J. F. Bradham and
i. H. Breedin are hereby appointed
Xifanaers of the said election.
The poll will be opened at eight
>'Clock a. mn., and closed at four
>'clock p. in.
In such election only the qualified
letors residing in said School. Dis
;rict shall be allowved to vote..
Each elector must produce his
egistration certificate and his tax
receipt for 1908.
By order of the Board.
A. LEVI, Chairman.
JOSEPH 'SPROTT, Secretary.
W. C. DAVIS.
The State of South Carolina,
County of Clarendon,
COURT OF COMMON PLEA"
Phillis Charles in her own right and
as Guardian ad litem for Anthrain
Charles, May bell DuPre, and Henr y
DuPre, Minors, Plaintiffs
Pearson Charles, Vangilist Charles,
Willis Charles, Arthur Charles, Sam
Henry Charles, and Annie Dn.Pre,
To the Defendants, Willie Charles
and Arthur Charles:
Pleases' take notice that you are
hereby Summoned and required to
answer the Complaint in this action,
a copy of which is filed in the Clerk's
Offce for Clarendon County, and to
serve a copy of your answer to said
Complaint on the subscriber at his
office in Manning, S. C., within
Twenty days after the service here
of, exclusive of the day of such
service, and if you fail to answer
said Complaint within the time
aforesaid. the Plaintiff in this action
will apply to the Court for the relief
demanded in the complaint.
J. M. WOODS,
Manning, 5. 0., February, 18, A. D.
Keeps your Meat sweet,
perserves it and im
proves the flavor. For
Rhame's Drug Store
SUMMERTON, S. C.
Notice of Discharge.
I will apply to the Judge of Pro
bate for Clarendon County, on the
18th day of March, 1909, for letters of
discharge as Guardian for Frances
E. Epps and Italine Epps, former
Minors. JOHN J. EPPS,
Workmtan, S. C., February 15, 1909.
Makes Kidneys and Bladder Right
MlanZan Pile Remsedy
ReLIserE WEN OTHERS FAIL
Rest Made Easy. N
rHERE WILL BE LESS SLEEP
LESSNESS WHEN fIANNING
PEOPLE LEARN' THIS
Can't rest at night with a bad back.
A lame, a weak or an aching one.
Doan's Kidney Pills are for bad backs.
They cure every form of kidney ills.
From common backache to diabetes. G
They are endorsed by Manning peo- W
Mrs. R. L. Logan. Depot Avenue
Nanning, S. C., says: "I suffered a
zreat deal from kidney trouble. I was 9
innoyed by too frequent passages of the
kidbey secretions, my back ached con
;tantly and I could not assume a com
ortable position. I used plasters and
iniments but did not find relief. Tt was
inally my good fortune to learn of
Doan's Kidney Pills and procuring a
box . began their use. They removed
he backache and pains, regulated the
oassages of the kidney secretions and I
elt a great deal better. I can say that
Doan's Kidney Pills lived up to all a
laims made for them."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50 s
3ents. Foster-Mil burn Co.. Buffalo,
.iew York. sole agents for the United
Remember the name-Doan's-and
:ake no other. -
tate of South Carolina,
County of Clarendon.
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
rhe John MeSween Company, Plain
1. M. DuBose and F. C. Thomas, De
UNDER AND BY VIRTUE OF A
fudgment Order of the Court of Com
mon Pleas, in the above stated ae
ion, to me directed, bearing date of
December 29, 1908, I will sell at public
aeucton, to the highest bidder for
ash, at Clarendon Court House, at
Manning, in said county, within the
legal hours for judicial sales, on Mon
lay, the 1st day of March, 1909,
being salesday, the following de
scribed real estate:
"All the right, title and interest,
the same being one-third thereof, of 0
the defendant J. M. DuBose, in and c
to all that piece, parcel or tract of G
land lying, being and situate in the
County of Clarendon, South Caro
ina, containing 178 acres, more or
less, and bounded as follows, to wit: e~
North by lands of the estate of W. E
D. Coker; East by lands of A. S. E
Coker; South by land, of J. M. and E
J. D. Barrow, and West by lands of E
W. P. Baker. Tne same being the
tract formerly owned by M. E. DU- 0
Bose and conveyed to her by John
"All that piece, parcel or tract of
land lying, being and situate in the
County of Clarendon, South Caro
lina, containing 36 acres, more or 4
less, and bounded as follows: North 0
by lands of R. P. Barrow; East by a
Pierson lands; South by lands of A.
. Morris, and West by lands of Ran
som Gamble. This being a part bf
the J. M. Barrow home tract."
Purchaser to pay for papers.
E. B. GAMBLE,
Sheriff Clarendon County.
STATEOF SOUTH CAROLINA, i,
Olarendon County, -
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
R. . McFaddin, Jr., Plaintiff
WV. R. Burgess, Defendant.
UNDER AND BY VIRTUE OF A
Deretal Order of the Court of Comn- @
mn Pleas for Clarendon County,
dated the 6th day of Jannary, 1909
I .will sell to the highest bidder for (
ash, on Monday the 1st day of
Mareh, A. D. 1909, the same being~
salesday, in front of the Court House (
at Manning, in said County, within
legal hours of sale, the following-rea
"All that certain piece. parcel or
tract of land lying, being and situate
in Clarendon County in the said State
of South Carolina, containing thirty
six and 1 2(36-1-2) acres, and bounded'
as follows, to wit: North, East and g
West by lands of the estate of Wi
lam Elliott McFadden, and South -
by lands of Mrs. K. 0. Rose and J. (
Scott Burgess, said tract of 12.nd a
lying on both sides of Black River 9
Purchaser to pay for papers. I
E. B. GAMBLE,
Sheriff Clarendon County.
TATE OF SOUTH CAROLUNA,~
County of Clarendon.
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
A. Levi and J. H. Hawkins as Ad- ~
ministrators of the Estate of W. D.
Gamble, Deceased, Plaintiffs
W. M. Player and Thomas Wilson,
UNDER AND BY VIRTUE OF A 4
Judgent Order of the Court of Corn
mn Pleas, in . the above stated ac
tion, to mec directed, bearing date of
January Uth, 1909, 1 will sell at public ~
autionto the highest bidder for
cash, at Clarendon Court House. at 9
Manning, in said county, within the ~
legal hours for judicial sales. on Men
day, the 1st day of March, 1909,
beini. salesday, the following de
scribed real estate:
"All that plantation or tract of.
land, situate in Clarendon County,
in the State of South Carolina, con-p
taing forty-six and 3-4 acres, boun- 9
ded as follows, to with: North by ~
lands of L. D. Barrow; Eaist by Gib
bons and Lavender Mill Pond, lands
not subject to overflow; South by ~
lands of S. 0. Robersoni, and West by ~
lands of W. B. Gibbons." '
Purchaser to pay for papers.
E. B. GAMBLE, I
Sheriff of Clarendon County. 'W
STATE OF SOUTH CAROUNA]
By James M. Windham, Esq., Judge (
WHEREAS, Fannie P. Broughton ~
Umade suit to me to grant her Let -
ters of Administration of the estate
and effects of C. E. Broughton.
These are therefore to cite and ad- "C
monish all-and singular the kindred (
and creditors of the said C. E. Brough
ton, deceased, that they be acid
appear before mne,in the Court of Pro
bate, to be held at Manning, S. C.. on
the 25th day of February next, after
publication hereof, at 11 o'clock in
the forenoon, to show cause, if any
they have, why the said administra- '
tin should not be granted.
Given under my hand, this 8th
day of February, A. D. 1909.
~JAMES M. WINDHAM,
SEAL.] Judge of Probate.
Rrin yor Job Work to The Times aflice.
SCHLOSS CROSSETT -
STILL CONTINUES, and will run
a short while longei only. Come
at once if you want to take ad
vantage of this BIG REDUCTION
The Young Reliable, -
J. H. Rigby.
A Figt fo
mknahdFight forahtdeanin onghs
wehvecthel expns sh iiumiTrade a
we can at all times name the lowest prices obtainable on9
SSAVE YOUR CASII COUPONS. 90
With every cash purchase made at our store from 9
now on will be given a coupon, and these coupons, when
you get as much as $10, $15 and $25, they will be re
deemed with nice China premiums, all kinds of nice9
China pieces, game sets and the like. These nice pieces9
of China will be on display at our store. Call and see 9
them, they are very handsome and choice pieces, and you9
get these beautiful pieces absolutely free by doing your
shopping at our store.
Save up your cash register coupons :and get your9
friends to do their shopping at our store. 'A choice Lmne9
of Spring Fabrics now on sale at our store-. Now is the -
time to buy up your
Laces and Embroideries
and get your Spring sewing done before the lazy spring 9
weather sets in. We are showing the most choice Line
of Embroideries and Insertings in match sets we have
ever shown A splendid Line of Torchon and Vai Laces.9
of all kinds. Don't fail to come to our store to do your 9
cash trading. Goods as cheap or cheaper than you will $
find them elsewhere.
Save your cash coupons and have them redeemed
which entitles you to the drawing of a nice piece of.
China absolutely free.
W. E JENINSON c0.