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ST. PETER'S, NO. 54,
A. F. Il.
Meets Wednesday, May s.
Master's Degree Conferred.
can be bought at
ARANT'S DRUG STORE
Watch our Window.
Our prices. as usual are
The finishing up touches aire beiog d
given to the school house this week. b
The fish are biting which creates a F
slim attendance of loungers on the t]
Mr. S. R. Cole, of Barnwell, spent n
Saturday in Manning. The old chap s<
looks fine. 0
Summerton will play Manning ball e
team Friday afternoon at E. C. Thames' ]
ball park. E
The friends of Mr. S. J. Bowman,
will be pleased to learn he is improving t
from his illness. e
Miss Sadie Nettles of Sumter spent t
Saturday and Sunday in Manning as the S
guest of Miss Mattie Venning. a
Tbe appeal in the cause of the State wV
vs. Frank Driggers is in the supreme w
court, and will be argued soon.
S. Oliver O'Br'an, Esq., received a
telegram this morning calling him to
the bedside of his father, who is quite
The Episcopalians have decided to $
erect a chapel in this town, the pur- C
chase of a building lot is being looked et
after now. c<
The closing exercises of the Sardinia a
graded school will be held on the even- sc
ing April 30th, beginning at 7:30 o'clock. ti
The public is cordially invited-.t
Died last Wednesday, near Turbe
ville, Mr. J. T. Hicks. The funeral took
place Thursday, Rev. C. A. Waters d
of Manning conducting the service. t
The commencement exercises of h
Winthrop College begin May 13th and t
continue to June 1st. An invitation to e
be present is greatfully acknowledged.
Mr. B. E. Chandler, who has bean s<
for the past year, book-keeper at .T. H. al
Rigbys, has movedI to Shelby, N C. He ci
is succeeded by Mr. Bradford of Sum- d
The young people of Summerton will tn
play "Josiah's Courtship" at Institute c:
hall Friday, April 23rd instant, under c<
the auspices of' the Manning baseball u:
My: Did you hear that terrific sound a
last Sunday afternoon on Brooks Street?
It was nothing but the lusty wield of a
shingle on the dignity of one who
Mr. G. M. Smith, formerly a resi
dent of Manning, has come back to
make his home in Manning again. He ,
will be glad to see his friends at C. S- a
Rigby's dry goods store.
The Bank of Manning is recorded in
the financial journals, as the fourth t
strongest State bank in South Carolina.C
This speaks well for it,. and a comphi-a
ment toits management.
The shriners embark this eveningI
for a journey to the hot sands tomor
row in Charleston. There will per- c
haps he two or three lambs from this t
place offered as a sacrifice. c
"Ap" Frierson has been pardoned by
Gov. Smith of Georgia. It is said that c
Frierson attracted the attention of n
a Methodist preacher with his banjo, s
who interceded for his pardon. s
Died in Sumter last Sunday night,
Mr. S. W. Griffin. of Panola, aged
about 54 years. The deceased was the
father of~Mrs. S. M. Yourmans of Man
ning. Rev. C. A. Waters conducted a
the funeral service Monday at Calvary
The snortsmen of this town had a
very successful tishing day at Martin'
Lake yesterday. Mr. B. P. Flton
gave them a fine dinner at the lake,
and they brought an abundance of fish
home. Mr. A. Weinberg had fisher
Married by Rev. E. S. Jones, a' the
Methodist parsonage last Sundlay even
ing, Mr. Grady Walker and Miss Cora1
Collins. The bride is a teacher in the?
graded school, and the groom is a stu
<ient in the high school department at
Su mmerton. d
There is no fake about Abrams sell -
ing out his stock to move away. He in-ie
tends fully to close out his business inc
Manning to engage in the man ufactur
ing business in Baltimore. The pricese
he is selling off his stock is an induce
ment to purchasers.
Rev. C. W. Blanchard will preach a
special sermon to the young men next
Sunday morning at the Clarendon Bap
tist church, under the auspices of the
Baraca class. The Sunday School
offering of this church for missions
last Sunday was $175.
An examination took place in Man
ning, last Saturday for a rural mail'
route to start from Wilson's, goin i
through Bloomville on to Bousnza and
back to Wilson. The applicants were
H. A. Plowden. IR. S. Johnson, J. E.
Husbands and Weston Witherspoon,
Rev. James McDowell preached in
Manning Sunday morning and evening, t
and at both ser'vices he had large con
gregations. The people of this comn
munity, regardless of denommnation,
have a deep and sincere affection for
this grand old gentleman. and are al
ways pleased to be honored with his
presence. Mr. McDowell, for a man of
his years, is remarkably active, his t
health seems to be as good as it was af
quarter of a century ago, whichais in
xiii 1eem"e in ine Ier-: Lip- 'ini(
in Sumter nex.t Tuesday eveningt.-e
rjl say they wvill go to hear Mrs. Ar
ouhnhecmnes t umpter, anc
Sis tei only chance. for :;h( rl
n..v , k : t . L Dr. (;,,L.
M.:r r - . Arm11or is Ine of -he
thles: p:aim -.eker hashahe.
:eived an aL nyou letter recently.
lufe1ting w o him to own up that he
'a Cel slii" 'ignc and in a1rather
hreatening, in-ema , ing manner in.
oried hi the proof .w.a at hand. and
Citbe uzse t. Ii-)osc of him, as he
Vas unorhto be a citizen of the
own. The wrior of thi- anoncmous;
etter is treaiing upon dangeroLIs
Ttround, diSCretiI is the better j)art Of
alor. Letters of the character re
erred to is in violation of the federal
aw. and a discreet silence may be
rotitable. Anon\ mn w letters and
msihiackinlg art', euall tetestahle
nethotls whether pronptil ed by mailii'i or
There was in Manning yesterday a
irgce number of representatives from
aanufacturing establishments to meet
rith the court house commission to bid
r 'the furnishings for the new court
ouse. The commission awarded to the
rt Metal Company of Jamestown. N.
the contract for the metal furniture.
'his concern is represented by Mr. F.
.Ridge who did the metal furnishing
>r Sumter and Lee court houses. The
ood furniture contract was not given
ut, a number of bids were considered
nd samples examined, but commission
esired to cousider this matter further.
here is one thing sure. the commission
guarding closely the eople's inter
sts. and when their work is finished
ae will turn over one of the best,
turt. houses in the State for the money.
The services in the Presbyterian
hureh last Monday evening waA eon
ucted by Bishop Wm. A. Guerry. as
sted by Rector W. Carnahan, of Sum
erton, and Rev. James McDowell,
*as attended by a large congregation
F all denominations. The service was
F the Episcopalian ritual, and was
ost impressive as well as beautiful.
'he music was exceptionally fine,
speially so was was the offeratory
uring the collection. Bishop Guerry.
efore bcginning his sermon. thacked
e pastor and congregation of the
'rcsbyterian church for the use of
ieir edifice. and expressed his grati
cation at the manifestations of a more
beral spirit between the various de
ominations. He preached a splendid
rmon, plain, practical, the simplicity
F his language was the very soul of
ioquence. His illustrations were fine
ad appropos, and his definition of a
nue religion carried conviction with it
shop Guerry is a very forceful and
lasing speaker, he is not at all on the
eclamation order so often seen from
ie pulpit His words flow as if pump
I by the machinery of thought, and
erefore have the force of a broad
holarship behind them. He lays down
proposition, and then demonstrates
before giving a conclusion. In other
'ords Bishop Guerry is a teacher as
ell as preacher. and it is a pleasure
> hear him.
The town council imposed the follow
i sentences on those convicted, cbarg
I with selling liquor Chamberlain Mil
r. 8.50, John Gill, $3.. Sturgess,
)5. Notice of aneal was given in these
ses. The case'of Jim Ridgill, plead
I guilty. the fine was .20, but on ac
)unt ef Ridgill's physical condition he
;permitted to pay his fine in install
tents. The charge against A. WV. Wil
n was dismissed. The testimony in
its case was conflicting, the detectives
>ld different stories, neither: of them
ere aliowed to remain in the room
ile the other was testifying. and when
eir stories were heard by council, it
i not satisfy them they were telling
ie truth. One swore positively he
ought the liquor from Wilson at a cer
tin time and place, while another swore
iually as positive the liquor was bought
Sa different place. Wilson had proof
at at the time he was alleged to have
>ld whiskey to these detectives, he was
SAlcolu working in a boiler. The stir
-eated by these detectives, will no
2ubt result in good, whether the par
es they charged with violating the
w were guilty or not The conflicting
des of the detectives in the Wilson
se, should in the future make juries
>nsider well before convicting on the
nspported evidence of men who are
orking to secure a part of the fines.
he lawlessly inclined know now they
e being watched and if they will carry
: an illicit traffic in this town they will
e caught and punished.
The sewerage matter came up before
2e town council last Friday morning
'hen they were to consider bids for the
ork. A oumber of citizens appeared
t the meeting to request council not to
ive out a contract that would fasten a
ebt on the town. until they first gave
i property holders an opportunity to
msider the feasibility of the project.
Swas contended that to run a sewer
ge main down one street, and force
2e property in the entire town to pay
r it, would be unjust, as it would be
iaking the entire town pay for the
)nvenience of a few. It was also con
nded that council had no right to in
ar an indebtedness which exceeded
eir anticipated tax collection for thle
resent year. Several arguments were
ided for and against. Then council ac
ide to reject what bids had been pro
cted by a vote of three to two, w.hich
> far as the town is concerned ends.
A private company asked for a fran
hise to put in sewerage, which was
ranted, to this; there can be no possi
le objection. A private company in
Lais se werage undier such rules and reg
lations as they may determine and any
erson desiring to conneet may do so by
omplying. It is sincerely hoped the
ompany will succeed in organizing, as
is realized some system of sewerage
hod be had, at least for the court
ouse and school house. but many citi
ens did not feel like imposing a tax on
e town to build andi support it.
Homicide in the Fork.
A negro from Sumter county by the
amo of Ed Williams. went to Mr. Man
.ing Lee's place in the Fork last Thurs
ay where William's wife was visiting
he family of her kinsman March .Jobn
on, and because of some domestic in
ompatibility. or something else. pro
eeded to beat his wife, and also
obson as a reward for his interfer
ne. Johnson is piously disposed; in
tear, of visiting punishment "upon de
tigger who dared violence wid a sar
-ent of die Lord,'' he came to Manning,
eported the matter to magistrate Dick
on, but he did not want to swear out a
arrant, whether from a sense of fear
rpiety is not known, but he was final
y persuaded, that if he wished Wil
iams taken in charge of by the law he
aust make an affidavit noon which a
carrant could be issued.
A warrant was placed in the hands of
)eputy Thames, who went to Johnson's
ouse to ascertain where he might find
!iliams. JTohnson informed him that
he man was there in the house. Mr.
'hames not suspecting Williams after
1l of his devilnent, would be in JTohn
on's house, left his pistol in his buggy,
od walked right in. arrested Williams,
he fellow resisted the ofiicer. who call
ad upon Johtnson to assist him, but
rohnson declined, the offeer command
d Johnson to fetch the pistol from the
uggy, and this was refused. Williams
;eeing his advantage over the officcr
irew his knife, and made his escape.
ur. Thames as quick as he could got
.o his pistol, tired several shots at the
eoeing negro, but he got away.
Sunday night he returned to John
took pae. he slo, aud killed J1aene
Johnson. and woutded his own wiff
a.1d then eaI Whej W\illiams r<
turned to the Johnson home on Sundai
he headI of thatt household evident!
saw trbie aliad, atid instead of rt
mainin- it-, the house to protect his wif
and auest. herimed himself with a gu
ZaIL a swxord. hid himself in the har
"haere 1e remained in :L swoon cauise
from hCart fai lure, until .\londay morr
ing. The coroner was notitlied of th
killing and he hei the inquest Monda.
Sheriff Gamb!e will capture and brite
Williams for trial.
aFirst, ade.-AdgerAllsbrook, Ther
aW Bgnal. Henry 1a gIett, Ben Gil
Allan Harviu, Moss Lrvi, Ruby Mc
Elveen. Horton Tigby, Viola Thames.
Second grade.-Daisy Barrineau, Iso
I bel Wolfe. Tora Blagnal, Pearl AdamS
Third~ g'radle.--Carolyn Plowden. Irm
McKelvey, Mvrtle liowmtan.
Fourth grade.-.leannette Plowden
William Wolfe, Sue 2K. Sprott. Addi,
Weinberg. Mildred Ervin.
Fifth irade. -Aileen Fladger, Celest,
Er'vin, Gertrude Reardon.
Sixtih Grade. --Lucy Wilson. Irm
weiuber. Preston Thames. Clara Bag
Seventh grade ---label Tood. Olli
Strange, Robert Woodson.
Eighth grade.-Florence McIntosh
Chov Clark, .lulian Creecy, Helei
Boger. Charlie Sprott, Alice Wilson
Ninth de.-Hucbey Tindal.
Tenth grade.-Jake Harviu. 'Mariai
Weils, Virginia Wilson, Tillie Tisdale
MONTHLY REPORT, AFRIL 16, 1909.
Boys. Girls. Tota
Enrollment......... 121 13 .
Average attendance 11G 124 240.
P. C.. attendance... 97 97 0t.
Scialarshipaverage Sl s': ..
Tardie..... .... 1 1 2.
JNO. C. DANIEL.
Another Side to the Easter Discussion.
Editor The Manning Times:
Dear Sir:-As you invite correspon
dence from those readers of the Ian
ning Times who do not agree with the
sentiments expressed in Mr. Blanch.
ard's recent article on "Easter." may :
offer my humble protest to the greatesi
of all christian festivals being designat
ed "a mandate of Rome, and a giddy
sentiment of unsanctified human so,
ciety." In a very different light, ap
parently, do the newspapers of Colum
bia and Charleston regard this "freak
of religious superstitution," for the
beautiful editorials of last Sunday'
"State" and "Newsand Courier" cheer
ed many who could not help feeling de
pressed in spi:it, on being informe
that Easter is of non-christian origin
and was adopted by the church, unablE
to justify its scriptural authority, or
the ground of expediency only, and t
comply with the rage of popular senti
The fact that the word Easter (apari
from the Festival itself) is an Anglo
Saxon word. connected with an heather
festival. does not, in any degree, de
tract from the beauty and sublimity oi
the value of the Christian Easter. For
the word "Sunday," to, is an heather
word: and like the word Easter, link:
the 'day of days' with the old pagan
worship of the sun. But none of us, or
that account desire to give up Sunday:
nor is our conscience wounded when at
tending church in thinking that thE
hallowed day takes its name from pag
anism. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday,
Saturdav, etc., lose none of their value
and convenience as days of the week,
even though each and all of them are
days named from pagan or heathen ri
tes and worship. The month of January
takes its name from Janus, the god o
doors and gates in heathen worship
March, from Mars, the god of war; May
from MIaia. the mother of M1ercury
June. from Juno of classical mythology,
and July and August from Roman em
perors. "We are indebted for the nmes
of our days and months from pagan anc
Roman sources: but they answer ou.
purposes well and we feel no compunc
tion in so using words directly takem
from non-christian sources.
So too, with the word Easter. The
word itself is very suggestive od
"spring." "rising again," and the "res
urrection of nature." No word of hu
man origin or adoptation could be more
appropriate, and czombining Nature and
Revelation in araalogy is in exact ae
cordance with scriptural usage, for St.
Paul himself uses; t'he same illustraious
in his noble discourse on the Resurrec
tion in I Corinthians, 15th chapter. Thi!:
word of pagan origin. Easter. has beet
honored and endeared to all Christians
in finding a place in the Authorized
Version of the Bible of 1G11. The
scholarly translators hesitated not in
using a ~heathen word, Easter, as a fair
rendering of the original Greek word
for "Passover" in Acts XIL. 4 The in
corporation of the pagan name into the
sacred narrative is alone sudficient tc
disprove the assertion that "there is nc
trace of the celebration of Easter asa
christian festival in the New Testa
ment.'' A higher honor is paid Eastet
than even Sunday in the bible, for the
latter word does not. I think, occut
True: we are not expressly ordered it
the New Testament to observe Easter,
Nor are we told to observe Sunday! The
cbange of the day of worship from Sa:t
urday, the orininal Sabbath, to Sund ay,
is strictly speaking, a violation of the
letter of the fourth commandment: bul
we draw our reasonable and logical in
ferences from the custom and usages of
the Apostles; precisely as we do in ad
mitting women to the Lord's Supper
only men being present at the origina.
institution:) and baotizing infants. toi
which no direct command is given
though it became a general custor
throughout Christendom within 20(
vears. The sanction of Easter fron
scrpture is as assured as that of any o:
the three other usual christian usages
to which I have alluded. Not one of the
four is the ".ipse dixit" of the bible it.
self. All four, Easter included, are o-u
warrantable and reasonable deductions
from scripture, and supported by earl,
M1r. Blanchard, however, in additior
to denying Easter as of Apostolic teach
ing and practice, sees in the fact tha
Easter has a semblance to, and is ai
outgrowth of the Jewish Passover. fur
ther evidence of the unworthiness c
Easter to rank as a christian festival
and would seek to persuade us that the
Judas Pagan rite (as he describes East
er) was forced on the church partly bei
cause of the proximity, or identity of th<
two dates-the Passover and the Cruci
iction. So far from lowering the dig
nity of Easter, these two consideration
will .[ imagine, be to most bible read
ers two of the surest proofs that Eastei
is a Bible Festival.
So far from losing authenticity fror
this connection, we glory in the trans
formation of the Jewish Passover int
the christian Easter. So far from it be
ing an accidental coincidence that the
Passover anci Easter are of like date
and that the undesigned agreement i
time was unfairly pressed by the churc!
to substantiate the claims of Easter
careful students of the four gospels wil
readily see that this is a subject of dis
cussio'n forbidden to us, mortal men. WV
dare not debate it, for the time, mad
day, perhaps even the hour of the Si
vior's death were calmly, deliberatel
and voluntarily arranged (not by th
church) but by Jesus himself.
No Roman mandate: no pagan supe:
ston: voluntarily, and designedl!
Christ so arranged the last days of hi
earthly life as that His death should re
scemble, and should agree chronological
lv with the Passover. so proving by tha
ery fact that the Lamb of God fulfill
ed ~all the Old Testament types an<
nrophecies in every detail. This is th
fernel of the whole teacaing of th2
Epistle to the Hebrews. That the at
proximation in semblance and date w1
no accidental likeness, but was meat
to be so by the cSanir' own deliberat
ii design needs scarcely any proof. 'Ver'
many passages of scripture could bE
quoted. Ferhaps John 13:1, Nlatthev.
,26:2. Matthew 20:18. 'Mark lo::33, LukE
1,:31 and John 12:23., will sufice.to show
that, though the lRoman soldiers did
o the actual killing, it was the sinless vic
n tim hiiself Who fixed the timC and an
n alogy to the 'assover With St. Paul.
d in 1. Corinthians 5:8, we rejoice in the
i similarity of circumstances and date and
e say "Let us keep the Feast: for even
Christ, our Passover. is sacrificed foi
usa passage ever lear to all lovers of
E-aster, and one of our strongest argn
ments in favor of the festival being
(wha Mr. Blanchard denys it to be) of
Apostolic times. The old Jewish Pass
over was undoubtedly observed, even
after Christ's death, by orthordox J ews,
and so continued uintil the destruction
of Jerusalem, but to the christian Jew
- Christ is now the Passover. Even St.
Paul, long after his conversion to
christianitv and break with Judaism,
a earnestly desired to so arrange his mis
sionary journeys so that he might. it
possible, arrive at.lerusalem in time "to
keep the feast." Whether this feast
were Pentecost or the Passover is im
e material. In either case. there are three
references in the Acts (our sole author
ity for what constitutes apostolic cus
.tom) that although St. Paul zealously
opposed the ultro-Judaistic observance
e of "days." to which Mr. Blanchard re
fers. he no less zealously advocates the
"keeping of the feast," or in modern
English. the observance of Easter.
The unvarying testimony to Easter in
the history of the christiau church in
sub-apostolic days seems, also to be at
variance with Mr. Blanehard's state
ment that "there is no trace of the cele
bration of Easter as a christian festival
in the New Testament or in the writ
ings of the Apostolic fathers." Igna
tius. Bishop of Antioch, in the 70, A. D.,
may truly be called the lineal descend
ant of the apostles, for he was educated
by St. John "the discipline whom Jesus
loved and was intimate with other dis
ciples Ignatius mentions the fact of
fasting on the eve of the Resurrection
Festival. He was one of the many in
those early days to lay down their lives
in martyrdom for the Master, being
tnrown as a prey to the wild beasts in
the amphitheatre by order of the Em
peror, Trajan, in 107, A. D. On his way
to Rome to be martyred, he met at
Smyrna. the saintly bishop of that place,
Polvcarv, who like himself had been a
disciple of the Apostle St. John, and
who also, like Ignatius. subsequently
was martyred at the heavy age of 86,
because he ref usei to deny his Lord and
We need pursue the history of the
church no further than the time of
Polycarp to disprove Mr. Blanchard's
contention that Easter was unknown to
the Apostolic fathers, for Polycarp it
was who undertook a journey to Rome
to discuss with Bishop Anicetus (who
held the see from 153-162, A. D.) the
disputed ques:ion of the actual day of
the week for the observance of Easter.
The very faci; that such a division of
opinion respecting the precise day nec
essitated a conference in 160, A. D., is
the surest proof from ecclesiastical his
tory that so far from Easter being un
known to the Apostolic fathers, was of
universal observance. The fact that the
Smvrna delegate was a co-temporary
of St. John the Divine, surely adds im
mense weight to his evidence, for we
cannot think that the original apostles
did not know what was in accordance
with the Savior's wishes. Irenacus,
Bishop of Lyons, who was born in 120,
A. D., (a disciple of Polycarp) also af
fords proof from history that Easter was
then a fully established christian festi
val for he (in addition to Ignatius who
knew St. John so intimately) mentions
the solemn fast (our Lent) which nre
ceded the Resurrection Feast of Easter.
I fear I have already trespassed too
far on your- space, Mr. Editor, though
-other and equally conclusive proofs
might be adduced: some of which pos
sibly have been by other writers this
week. One word, however, must be add
ed as some justification for the vexations,
disputes (which Mr. Blanchard in com
mon with us all deplore) as to the ex
act date of Easter.
We all like to observe anniversary
Idays in our own families. bir-thdays,
silver weddings, golden weddings and
all bear witness to this natural instinct.
We, in our own lives, observe the date,
irrespective of the day of the week. For
instance, the anniversary on a Tuesday
this year- will be on Wednesday next
year and so on. So it was with the early
christians as regards Easter.
ofThey knew (we knowv) the exact date
ofthe month, 14th of Nisan. Some,
therefore quite reasonably, wished to
observe it on the actual date, whatever
day of the week it fell upon. Others
(the triumphal party in the contest)
wished to emphasize the "fie-st day of
the week" (on Sunday) as the Resur
-rection, and to always hold Easter on a
Sunday. Disputes in religious matters
are always deplorable, and scarcely ever
promote holiness: but if ever the losing
side had a str-ong case, it was in the
Pasebal controversies. The very f- et,
however, of these disputes, supports L
Ihistorical justification of Easter as
*against .\r. Blanchard's assertions that
it is an "unchristian ceremony" and of
"neither- Apostoie precept, nor exam
-ple. not- approved by the most worthy
church fathers in the immediate apos
tolic succession." I leave it to your
many readers to judge if Easter is a
- siliv and hur-tful introduction, which
needs to be eliminated erc the usheing
in of the Millennial dawn.' Perhaps,
ra.ther when the~ Son of Man comes
again, Hie will recognize those who ob
servye Easter as His, in that they are
"waiting and watching" in the foot
steps. and by the example of Ignatius
and Polycarp. disciples of St. John, the
ALBERT NEw, A. B., A. M.,
Principal of Jordan Academy, S. C.
Pythians in Bishopville District Convention.
Bishopville, April 15, (Special).-The
Fifth Districs convention. Knights of
-Pythias, convened at this rthriving town
Tuesday, with D. D. G. C., J. McSwain
The following are the oillecers: D. D.
G. C. J. McSwain Woods. of Manning;
-Rev. H. A. Knox, treasurer-, Mayes
ville: Mr-. J. WV. Wilson, secretary,
f The first business meeting was called
,at 4:30 p. m. All of the accredited del
egates had not arrived, but there .vas a
- large numiber present.
- A letter was read fr-om Secretary
SWilson expressing his regrets at his in
- ability to attend. D. D. G. C. Woods
- appointed Isaac M. Loryea delegate
from Clarendon lodge, No. 173, Man
- ning, to act as secretary pro tem.
L A splendidly prepar-ed address was
read by Brother Woods in the absence
of its author, Brother H. L. Oliver, of
-Georgetown lode, No. 20, of Geoi-ge
o town. It was listened to intently for its
-true Pythian doctrines, its logic and its
. Brother M. H. Heyman, of DeKalk
lodge, No. 41, of Camden, delivered a
t very convincing, interesting and erudite
-, add dress, wvhich was applauded liberally.
1 Brother S. W. Kennedy, of Acme
lodge, No. 103, of Rosemary, spoke very
e feeling and sympathetically of the bene
fits derived in a spiritual and practical
-way from Pythianism.
r Brother D. T. Meade, of Gamecoch
e lodge, Sumter, spoke very interestingly
relatIve to the good influence of Pv
.Br-other- C. W. .Birchmore, of DeKalb
s lodge, No. 41. Camden, spoke eloquent
-ly of the wide influence exercised by
- the Knights of Pythias.
.t Br-other C. WV. Evans, of Summerton
- lodge, No. 145 spoke in a practical and
di-ect manner of the benefits of Pythian
e ism and showed an excellent s'andingi
e for his lodge, as there were only three
>- suspensions since its organization siu
.s ears ago.
it~ Brother R. B. Chandler-, of Unior
e lodge, No. 191, of Rome was deeply in
terestina and his remarks were deeply
nuressive and met with much consid
Brotiher D. Luther Green. of 'J.'urbe
Ville lodae, No. 130. Turbeilh.. -k
foquently and stroogly of the io(d ihat
lias anti will be done by the Knights of :
Isrother Delmar 0. 1 ihame, of San
merton lodge. No. 145. spoke very in
terestingly of the glory of Pythijauism.
Brother Isaac M. Loryea. of Claren
don lodge, -No. 173, Manning, read an
Iaddress on Friendship and Death.
A motion to adjourn prevailed, and
the D. D. G. C.. announced that, the
Fith District convention would re-cou
vene atL 8:30 p. I., at Bishopville opera i
The Fifth District conventiou.
Knights of Pythias, r-econvened at
Bishopville opera house at 8:30 p. m.
There was a large attendance of dele
gates. local Knights. representative cit
izens and bCaltiful and accomplished
Brother J. McSwain Woods. D. ). G.
C.. acted as toastmaster. "Pvthianism'
was responded to by Rev. If. A. Knox,
of Mayesville. He spoke happily, elo
quently, but briefly. *His remarks elic
ited great applause.
"Friendship and Death" was respond
ed to by Isaac M. Loryea, of Clarendon
iodze. No. 173, Manning.
"Just a Vagrant Ramble Throuh
Such Fields as Tempt Us" was respond
ced to D D. G. C.. R. Lon Weeks, of St.
George. He spoke most eloquently,
brilliantly and eruditely. It was mas
terly executed and his eloquence would
have compelled attention in any body.
At its conclusion this "silver-tongued
orator" from St. George received .,torms I
of applause. le vas beartily congrat
ulated on his masterly efforts by every
"Wtoman" was responded to by Broth
er J. A. Summersett, who humorously
dwelt upon this great theme--and there
can be no greater. All through his re
marks he convulsed his hearers by his
wit and waggery. At its completion he
was liberally applauded.
After the services were sonclided a
smoker was very much enjoyed by those
The Fifth District convention Knig-hts
of Pythias, reconvened at Lee county
court house at 10:s0 o'clock a. in., and
was largely attended by delegates and
local knights. Rev. H. A. Knox. dele- -,
gate from Social lodge. No. 110, Mayes
ville, addressed the convention on "The t
Influence of Pythianism on a Communi
tv." This address was beautifully com
posed and well rendered and showed re
search, learning and a deep love and
affection for Pythianism. His beauti
fully expressed encomiums on the class
ic friendship of Daman and Pythias was
received by the audience with great
pleasure and adfication.
The Hon. T. G. McLeod, lieutenant
governor of South Carolina, of Iona
lodge. No. 14, Bishobville, spoke excel
lently of the high attributes of Py thian
ism. its influence felt in all walks of
life, in government, financial, industrial
and commercial, and furthermore it
brightens, refines, elevates the home.
And women and children are protected
by the beneficent influences of Pythian
ism. The honorable gentleman's time
ly. instructive, entertaining and learn
ed remarks were received with every
expression of approbation and pleasure I
and an ovation was accorded this dis
tinguished product of Lee county.
A resolution was offered by Brother
Knox as to the advisability of changing
the time of meetings of the Fifth Dis
trict convention. It was moved and car
ried that the steering committee, con
sisting of D. D. G. C., secretary and
treasurer determine as to the wisdom of
Reports were offered by delegates
from their respective lodges and from
these reports collated it appears that all
are in good standing and have an in
creasing membership and attendance.
Nominations were in order and as D.
D. G. C., J McSwain Woods's term of
office having expired by limitation,
Brother D. T Meade, delegate from
Gemecock lodge, No. 17. Sumter, nomi
nated in glowing terms well deserved, t
Brother Cecil H. Wilson, of Sumter, fort
D. D. G. (.: seconded. :
Brother T. G. McLeod, of Iona iodge,
No. 14. oaf Bishopville, was nominated
and seconded. He declined the nomi
nation and referred in very flattering
terms to our new D. D. G. C., as hisI
nomination by motton, which was car
ried, to request Brother Woods, presid- '
ing, to east the unanimous vote for
Brother Wilson, which was done.
Brother H. A. Knox, Social lodge,
No. 110. Mayesville, was nominated by
Isaac M. Loiryea, 0f Clarendon lod. ]
No. 173. of Manning, to succeed himselfc
as treasurer-. which was duly seconded
and he was elected by acclamation.
Brother D. E. Turbeville, of Turbe
ville ledge, No. 130. Turbeville. nomi-.t
natea Isa..ac M. Lory ea as~ secr etary.
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SRegular Fancy 15c.
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The Real People
use in All Makes o
which was duly seconded and there be
in- no opp:sition, he was elected unat
On motion of Brother Knox, wbic
was arried. the D. D. G. C.. was ir
ztruiet'l to visit at least once a year th
The next place of meeting of the Fiftl
District convention will be selected b
lie ollicial committee.
The following resolution was otfere
jy Brother M. H. Heyman, delegat
rom DeKalb lodge, No. 41, Camden:
"Whereas the Fifth District conven
:ion. assembled in the city of Bishor
1llc for the past two days, have enjoy
Ad its stay here and appreciates the hos
litality of its citizens extended to us
,re wish hereby to extend our heart;
;ha:ks in convention assembled to Ion;
odge, No. 14. of Bishopville, and it
The resolution was adopted.
Brother Knox and others referred if
.he most flatterIng terms to the valu
tble set-vices rendered by Brothe
Noods and thanked him for the cour
Csy., kindness and consideration showi
>y him during his tenure of office
bich was followed by a brother dele
rate, who testified to his sterling wortl
ts a loyal knight, a gentleman and :
:plendid product of the New South, an<
)f the grand, zlorious and bistoric
ounty of Clarendon.
There being no further business, th(
ifth District convention adjourne<
The following delegates were in at
endance, representing their respectiv(
Rev. H. A. Knox. Social. No. 110
layesville: W. C. Josey, Manoville
o 107, Mannville: Jas C. Bryan
3amecock, No. 17, Sumter: S. J. Scar
)orouglh. Mannville, No. 107. Mannville
i. B. MlcCutchen, Iona, No. 14, Bish
)pville: C. W. Burchmore, DeKalb No
J, Camden; M. H. Heyman. DeKalb
Ko. 41, Camden: J. F. McIntosh. Jr.
vfagnolia. No. 46, Lynchburg: R. F
Iorris. Turbeville lodge, No. 130, Tur
)eville; J. A. Thomas. Magnolia, No
*6, Lynchburg: D. E. Turbeville. Tur
jeville, No. 130, Turbeville; Hon. D.
.uther Greon (representing general as
embly of South Carolina from Claren
[on county,) Turbeville, No. 130, Tur
)eville; J. E. McFaddin, Zola, No. 196
'ardinia; E C. Geddings, Pinewood
Co. 124. Pinewood; C. W. Evans, Sum
nerton, No. 145, Summerton; B. B
'handler, Union, No. 191. Rome: D. E.
,vans, Zola, No. 196. New Zion: Samue
Cannon, Union, No. 191, Chappell,
T. Meade, Gamecock, No 17; Sum
er; S. W. Kennedy, Acme, No. 163.
losemary; E. J. Lewis, DeKalb, NO. 41
,amden: T. M. Powell, B. F. Jones
3eorge-own, No. 26, Georgetown; Jame.
. Bryan and J. A. McKnight, Game
:ock, No 17, Sumter; Rev. Hugh R
.Iurchison, Iona, No. 14, Bishopville
:. W. Frierson, D. 1. Damer, E. L
rruluck. W. J. McLeod, Allison Thom
ts and J. F. McIntosh, Magnolia, No
6, Lynchburg.-Columbia Record, 16tL
Show Cases and store fixtures for sal
at Aaron Abrams'.
Eg for sale from finest strain Rhod<
slana Reds, at $1.50 per 15, by Dr. G
Attend Abrams' Closing Out Sale
vhere you get Dry .Goods, Clothing
shoes, Etc., at Cost.
Attend Abrams' Closing Out Sael
vhere you get Dry Goods, Clothing
shoes. Etc., at Cost.
04753 is the latest clock number. I
*ou have this number, bring it in; i
tot, keep your numbers until a winne:
s declared. The Manning Grocery Co
Atsend Abrams' Closing Out Sale
vhere you get Diey Goods, Clothin a
shoes, Etc., at Cost.
Attend Abrams' Closing Out SalE
vbere you get Dry Goods, Clothing
;hoes, Etc., at Cost.
For Sale -A five-room d welling. con
>aratively new, on a half..acre lot i:
he town of Manning, one square frorn
he court house. For particulars ap
>lv~ to John M. Gill.
Attend Abrams' Closing Out Sale
shere you get Dry Goods, Clothing
shoes. Etc., at Cost.
Attend Abrams' Closing Out Sale
there you get Dry Goods, Clothing
hoes, Etc., at Cost.
To Rent-One five-room dwelling on
'Jest Boundary Street, new bouse, in
rood neigh borhood. Also 2 five-roon
omparatively new dwellings on th~
ame street for sale. This is an excel
ent opportunity to either rent or pur
.hase pr-opert~y in a desirable section o
be town. Apply to J. M. Bradham
sianning. S. C.
i~hts Out if Pices.
ilil. Fox River,
p Jack Flour
Gioods, Full Pounds,
xtra Fancy Fruit,
1[3 Pound Goods,
Grocery Co. 1
The Busy Street."
a.nd Blobbins for
f Sewing Machines.
And Done It.
Back in Manning in the
same old stand in the
"Levi Block" with full
Line Dry Goods, Shoes,
Notions, Hats, Caps and
Gent's Furnishings. We
want you to come and
see us. We are going to
make it pay you to trade
RIGBY DRY GOODS Co
C. S. RIGBY. A. J. RIGBY
ylatSale being a great success, this prov
ing to me that the confidence of the most of 'the
people are with me, while some are a hard pro
position, are rnot they? I don't believe they would
take $10. in cash if offered them, provided they
had to do something before they could get it. Th e
offer would look too good to them. They would not
believe it. afid would not take a chance of making
me prove it to them.
I have given a chance of 10 days' Actual
Cost Prices. Juist a trial at my store would save
them many times $10 in cash. Just as those who
did, and they will tell you so. Tontyince the most
non-believers in the truth of advertisement I will
offer hereafter a series
Specials in Certain
fro tmeto time. Watch them. FOR 10 DAYS
ONLY, from April 22nd to Way 2nd, will offer my
entire stock of choice Mens' and Children's Cloth
ing and Shoes at such surprising prices never
known before in Manning or elsewhere.
Watch my prices in the new windows. Give
me a call, let me convince you, this chance may
never be yours again. First comers get first choice.
Don't you want to be first?
Remember the time, beginning Monday,
April 22 to May 2.
THE KRASNOFF STORE.
Corner Mc~eod Block.