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MANNING, S. C., APRIL 15, 1914
RUTH CHAPTER, NO. 40,
ROYAL ARCH MASONS
Regular Meeting. Second Mez
day in Each Month,
AELTON DURANT, FRED LSNESN
High Priest. Secrtar3
Manning Chapter. No. 11
"Order of Eastern Star.
Meeting, First Tuesda
in each Month.
(Mrs.) W. C. DAvS. W. M.
Miss LUCY JoEMSo1, Sec.
Fancy full juicy fruit
the same kind you've been
paying 25c. for.
Clean, bright, fancy Cali
fornias. Excellent flavor,
and very healthy. There is
no better bargain to be had
than these delicious Peaches
Manning Grocery Co.
Read the ad. of E. C. Gross, the
We call special attention to the big
ad. of the Pastime.
The Manning Shriners will meet at
the Masonic hall this evening at 7:00
Be sure and get the first picture of
"Our Mutual Girl" at The Pastime
Mrs. J. P. Hardy who has been in
the infirmary in Charleston for an op
eration has returned to her home at
'Mlr. W. I. Hudnal, Jr., of the United
States Artillery service, is at home on
a visit to his parents Mr. and Mrs. W.
Field day in Manning next Friday is
going to be a great event, and every
body will be here w~bo can possibly
get away from home.
There will be preaching at Barrow
school building Sunday April, 19th,' at
-3:30 o'clock by Rev. -J. W. Truluck.
The public are cordially invited.
The Home Lake fishing club, is call
ed to meet in the grand jury room in
the court house next Saturday, 18th. at
10 o'clock. a. in. W. M. Plowden.
Died yesterday at her borne in Hen
derson, S. C., Mrs. Nora Anderson.
The deceased is the aunt of Mrs. C. iR.
Harvin, and visited Manning three
The civic league will meet tomorrow
afternoon at 5 o'clock to elect dele.
gaeto the annual meeting of the
Feeainof Woman's Clubs. A good
attendance is desired.
By reason of unavoidable circum
stances, the visit of Dr. Henry N.
Snyder to Manning has been postponed
from next Sunday to a later date. This
trea syet in store for the people of
Do not forget that the 25th day of
this month which falls on Saturday is
the time for the reorganization of the
Democratic clubs throughout the coun
ty, at which delegates to the county
convention are to be chosen.
Mr. G. P. Scarborough who has been
at Orlando Fla., for his health return
ad to-Manning accompaied by Mrs
Scarborough last Frdynight. Mr.
Scarborough is consideral Improved.
He is with his daughter Mrs. R. E.
Cards have been issued for the mar
riage of Mr. Charles Alexander Har
win, and Mrs Alethea!Manigault Davis,
a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson
M. Davis of Summerton. The cere
mony will take place at home Thursday
evening April 23rd.
"I congratulate you old top, you sure
did make a fine run, Lhe people recog
nize your ability and fitness, and I am
certainly glad you woa." But you did
not vote for me nor my friends who"
with me were regarded as undesirable.
Well, ahem, do you think it is going
to rain? Good evening.
A six year old daughter of Mr. J. E.
Lowder, near Bloomville, was bitten
by a dog last Monday, Dr. A. S. Todd
was called to the child and on his ad
vice the dog's head was sent to the
State Board of Health for examination,
and yesterday afternoon he received a
telegram from Columbia pronouncing
'the dog with rabies. The child was
no; bitten severely, and it is hoped it
will not be infected.
St. Peter's lodge of Masons has de
cided to begin to lay aside a fund for
the purpose of building a temple. and
at the last regular meeting 6300 was
voted to be p laced in a local savings
bank, The Home Bank & Trust Com
pany,at interest as the foundation for
building fund. I; is hoped that before
very long St. Peters will have an up.
to-date temple of its own that will be i
comfort to its membership, and an orn
ament to our town.
There will be an entertainment al
Alcoln on the evenings of April 16th
and 17th at 8:30 o'clock for the benefi
of the school. General admission foi
adults 25c. children 10c. reserved seat:
35c. The proceeds go to the loca
school and the public is cordially in
vited to attend. Young folks of Man.
ning, the moon will shine unusualle
bright on these two evenings, and th4
distance is about right for the oppor
tunity to discuss private affairs.
hint to the wise is sufficient.
Mr. H. F. Stack of Pinewood, was ii
Manning yesterday and he like all o
Vthe citizens of that community w as en
thusiastic about the wonderful worl
done at Pinewood by Evangelist Mc
-Lendon. Mr. Stack says and too, tha
is the general report from Pinewood
liquor drin king, gmbling and the oth
er vices have een eliminated, no
through offcial oppression, bu
through persuasion, love and kindness
We congratulate Pinewood on havini
the glorious light shed upon Its con
ARANT'S AD. is worth five cents!
0 Save it.
It is no easy matter to acquire the
degree of M. D. Phd. L. L. D. or D. D.
but there are other degrees that are
being daily conferred without money
and without price. These -free de
grees become effective temporialy, but
when they do begin to wear,the naked
ness they expose is fearful to behold.
The store of J. T. Brogden, near the
Sumter line in Clarendon in Sammy
Swamp township was destroyed by fire
at an early hour this morning, and
everything went up in smoke. Mr.
Brogden carried quite a large stock of
goods for a country store,about 8,000 or
10,000, on which he had insurance to
the amount of $2.100, also 8275, on
building, and $125 on fixtures. Mr.
Brogden does a splendid business,
a successful merchant, and a
great help to his community. He will
Mention was made last week of the
depredation on the plantation of Mr.R.
H. Davis Tuesday night of last week by
a negro by the name 'of James Riley
who committed a felonious assault
upon his mother-in-law, and then stole
a mule from Mr. Davis' stables. Thd
negro was traced by Mr. Davis and
Deputy Thames to Rimini, and near
the Santee bridge the mule was found
but the negro had evidently crossed
over into Orangeburg county. Riley
was traced to his father's hor. e where
he had told his parents of his trouble
and asked them to give him money, but
they refused and he went on. The
assaulted woman was not as seriously
hurt as was at first supposed, but if
her assailant is ever captured he will
have a hard time escaping the electric
There came to Manning last Monday
a man who was without hands or feet
and who could handle himself almost as
well as the normalman. He could dress
and undress himself, use a knife and
fork, write a legible hand. and he can
walk, run and get about as briskly as
most people. His name is A. J. Mur
phy a typical Irishman, and as inde
pendent as a wood-sawyer. He does not
beg, but prides himself on making his
living and supporting a wife and three
children. He sells a pamnblet, a history
of his life. His maimed condition was
brought about by being in a blizzard
in the Northwest in which he worked
36 hours and as a result his hands and
feet were frozen so they had to be
amputated. His artificial feet and hands
are of his own contrivance. He is cer
tainly a meritorious charity.
It will be good news to learn there
is more prospect for another line of
railroad for this section than there has
ever been heretofore The Times edi
tor has been invited to attend a con
ference of railroad men tomorrow, and
he expects to leave tonight to be on
hand. We understand that there has
been a secret investigation of this
county, the result of which is very
satisfactory to the promoters, some in
formation we have been in possession
of already but requested not to make it
known for the present. The Times
readers can feel assured of this much
that its editor will do all in his power
for Clarendon and its county seat, and
he has assurances among some of the
leading spirits in this new railroad de
velopment that if he can produce the
proper argument, which we take to
mean "the goods" Manning will be
Again we call attention to the con
templated visit of about fifty of Char
leston's business men to Manning on
the morning of the 28th, and would
urge the people of Mannmng and the
surrounding country to join in and
give to these gentleman a rousing
welcome. The train is scheduled to
arrive at Manning at 8:20 and will re
main here 30 minutes; this will 'give
them an opportunity to see the business
portion of our town at least, and have
a short talk with our busines men on
the purpose of their visit. Charleston's
port and freight rates will be the topic.
When the Panama canal opens up,
whether American ships are required
to pay tolls or not, South Carolina is
deeply interested ia her seaport, and
all should lend a helping hand twards
gettint the merits of this route recog
nized by the government. At any rate,
we urge our readers to turn out good
and strong on the morning of the 28th
to greet the visitors, and every owner
of an automobile should be at the sta
tion to aid in bringing these gentle
men up to the court house. Metz' fa
mous band will accompany the tourists.
A Card of Thanks.
We wish to extend our heartfelt
thanks for the sympathy expressed and
te assistance rendered by our friends
and neighbors, during the Illness of
our little burnt girl, Louise, which was
burnt one month today.
Although she Is not well, but we are
so glad to know she is better.
May God's choicest blessings rest
upon you all.
MR. AND MRS. J. H. TOUCHBERRY.
Manning, S. C., April 13, 1914.
The Town Election.
The municipal election came off last
Monday, considerable interest was man
ifested; there were three tickets for
Aldermen, no opposition to the Mayor.
The vote was as follows: Mayor, A. C.
Bradham, 220; Aldermen. D. Levi,
170; E. S. Ervin. 158; J. W. Rigby,
155; R. C. Wells, 191; F. P. Burgess,
209; C. M. White, 91; B. A. Johnson,
168; Rt. D. Clark, 76; W. P. Legg, 89.
The new council will be Mayor Brad
ham. Aldermen, D. Levi, E. S. Ervin,
J. W. Rigby, F. P. Burgess, B. A.
Johnson and Rt. C. Wells.
While their was some interest mani
fested their was no excitement or un
friendliness, neither was their any vi
The funeral services of the late Hon.
E. M. Kennedy was held last Wednes
day afternoon at St. James church in
Sandy Grove township. There was an
immense congregation, many could
not get into tile church, friends from
Manning, Alcolu. Olanta and other
places were present, including Claren
don's Senator, and Hon. R. D. White
of the House legislative delegation.
Rev. Willie Truluck conducted the
church service in a very feeling,. man
ner, he, and the deceased were per
sonal friends, and his references to the
deceased tilled him with such emotion
that at times, it was with diffculty that
he could give utterance to his words.Af
ter the church service the masons con
ducted the service with masonic hon
ors. The Woodmen were also repre
Clarendon County has sustained a
'loss in the death of Hon. E. M. Ken
nedy. This man I never knew until
the campaign of 1912, but during that
campaign, and since that time, I have
been so closely associated with him
until we soon became confidential
friends, a necessary relation of all rep
resentatives who would do the greatest
service for their County.
Swain was one you could depend up
on, when he announced his stand on a
matter you could know that he was
-right there, not changing about as it is
:the case with so many people.
Mr. Kennedy made a great sacrifice
for his County, his private interests
,ad to suffer while he gave his atten
tion to the County's affairs in Colum
. bia, after Svrain and I parted in Co
t lumbia, I saw him no more until the
day of his burial when I looked upon
his corpse cold in death. Swain is gone
- and I have lost a friend.
t Dn WHmTE
Mayesville, April 11.-One of th,
most beautiful weddings ever solemn
ized in the Mayesville Presbyteriar
church was that of Miss Minnie Dray
ton Chandler and John Walton Thames
April 8. For the occasion the churcl
was decorated in smilax, pink rose
and white Easter lilies. The pulpit
foreground, aisles and gates were a]
pink intertwined with Southern smila
and roses. Numerous candles softl:
glowed among the various pot plant
on the altar. The skill of the tastefu
decorators, Mesdames Parrot, Beall
Bradley and Mayes, was displayed it
every nook and corner.
Prior to the ceremony Miss Ma3
Carmicnael of Dillon sang "I Love
You Dear." and "I L -ve You Truly,'
accompanied by Miss Fannie Chandlei
on the piano, followed by a violion sok
by Miss Marguerite McNair, a gifted
violinist of Hartsville. Then to the
strains of the Lobengrin march, ren.
dered by Miss Chandler on the pianc
and Miss McNair on the violin, the
bridal party entered. Little Misses
Coralie Bland and Ruby McIlwain
came down the side aisles and opened
the gates through which the four ush
ers, W. G. Parrot of Bishopville, B. A.
Weinberg, Sam Sprott of Manning and
George Warren, entrred. Then came
the attendants in the following oeder:
Miss Sarah Hammer of Hamer with
Hazel Mayes, Miss Hattie Mayes with
Frank Burgess, Miss Daisy Edwards of
Bishopville with McBryde Rhodes,
Miss Kathleen McNair of Hartsville
with A. A. Rigby of Manning, Miss
Zouleen Anderson of Florence with A.
J. Rigby, Miss Hallie Corbett of Bish
opville with Dr. W. L. McCutcheon of
Sumter, Miss Elma Mayes with Dr. E.
M. Davis, Miss Kate Brogdon of Brog
don with Hamilton Corbett, Miss Mary
Nash of Charlotte, N. C., with E. S.
Carson of Sumter, Miss Frankie Les
esne of Lynchburg with Bertie Chand
ler, Then down the side aisles came
two dames of honor, Mesdames F. S.
Smith and George Warren. Down the
middle aisle came a dainty little couple,
George Cain and Miss Annie Bradley,
and opened the centre gate, through
which oassed the dame of honor, Mrs.
W. G. Parrott of Bishopville, followed
by Miss Nettie Mayes. Then came the
ring bearer, Witherspoon Cooper, car
rying the ring in a large calla lily.
The tiny flower girls, Misses Elizabeth
Bland, preceeded the bride, strewing
flowers in her pathway. The bride,
carrying a shower bouquetof Killarney
roses and lilies of the valley, then en
tered with her father, W. S. Chandler
and they were met at the altar by the
groom with his best man, G. F. Gleenn
of Sumter. There the Rev. R. L.
Grier, using the ring ceremony, per
formed the service. During the cere
mony 'Traumerel" was played on
violin and piano.
The bride's beauty was enhanced by
a handsome gown en traine, trimmed
in duchess lace, pearl ornaments and
orange blossoms. The whole'form was
enveloped in a filmy veil fastened - on
the auburn hair with a wreath of ot
ange blossoms A large cameo brooch
an heirloom of four maternal genera
tions, and a dimond and pearl pec ant
were her only ornaments. - For travel
ing she wore a tango coatsuit, with
accessories to match.
Mr Thames, as Miss Chandler, is
well known throughout this State and
North Carolina, being a graduate of
the Southern Presbyterian college of
Red Springs, N. C. She is a. great
great-granddaughter of Gov. John
Drayton. The groom is a popular cot
ton buyer of this place, where they
will reside for the present.
The members of the bridal party
were tendered a reception at the home
of the bride. Punch was served
throughout the evening by Miss Annie
Thomas of Silver and Mrs. M. C,
Mayes. In the dining room block
cream and cake was served buffet style
by Mesdames W M. Bradley, W. H.
Beall, S. E. Shaw and Miss Janie Brad
ley. Candles softly glowed throughout
the home, where the color scheme of
pink and white was carried out.
Miss Hattie Mayes complimented the
S. P. 0. girls who attended the Chand
lerThames wedding with a tea on
What The Cross Has Won For Children By
Education, Schools, Clubs.
In order that we may see the won
derful advantages which the cross of
Christ has won for children, let us com
pare the life of the American child
with that of the children of less favored
lands. In scarcely no other way have
the American children gained over
the children of heathen lands than by
~education. This is particularly true
of girls for in every land where Christ
is not known they are considered of
very little importance and in fact are
not even wanted. Of course, the
boys lot, even in heathen lands is not
so hard, but it seems empty indeed
when compared with that of our chil
Here, almost as soon as a child can
talk he is sent off to a kindergarten
snd 2here his little mind is filled with
all kinds of beautiful ideas that tend
to make his life happier and fuller.
He is taugqt to do things, and in this
way he is kept busy, and consequently
is happy and contented. Later on he is
sent to school and here his early train
ing at the kindergarten is continued,
but on a much larger scale. He is
taught to read and is thus enabled to
find out for himself all the :best in lit
erature. Think what a boy or girl has
missed who has never read Littie Men
or Little Women, The Elsie books or
the Little Colonel series.
Now, in our present day system of
education, the children have been given
more of an outlet. In nearly every
school corn clubs have been formned for
the boys and tomato clubs for the girls.
Here we gnd the same principal under
derlying the purpose of the cl'ub work,
that of being taught to do things for
themselves. This tends to make them
more self-reliant and independent, two
qualities which are sadly lacking in so
many people. Then, too, this work
keeps their minds'occupied adp their
thoughts ru, .iing along wholesome
lines, and this is worth something, for
we know that ''an idle brain is the
Another club which affords innocent
pleasure to town boys is the "Boy
Scouts" This'enables the boys to get
out on many pleasant excursions intc
he country and takes him away fromi
the temptations that are all around
him in the city.
Now, let us look for a while at the
children of heathen lands. The girls,
as we said, are of very little conse
quence and so are not ,even taught to
read. If her her family is poor her life
is one of drudgery, und if it be wealtiy
she has no duties and consequently she
is about as unhappy in one instance
as the other. The boy has a few more
advantages than the girl for in most
cases he is educated to a certain extent,
but think of all the pleasnres of boy
hood that he has missed,
So after reciving some of the bless
ings which have come to us through
the Cross of Christ, ought we not to be
all the more eager to share these
blessings with others?
"We have had a kindness shown,
pass it on."
MEMBER MANNING AU~XILARY Mis
Sunday School 10:30 a. m. E. L
Wilkins Superintendent. Preaching
by the Pastor at 11:00 a. m. and 8 p. m
Subject of morning sermon. "The Bap
tist Position on the Lord's Supper.'
Evening, The Courage and Cowvardici
of Sin." Tbe ordinance of the Lord':
Supper will be observed at the close 01
the morning service.
J. A. ANSLEY,
The Clarendon County Field Day
offers every evidence of a very success
ful occasion. The County Superinten
dent is busy adding the finishing
touches to all details. There were cer
tain written contest features conducted
at the school building here last Satur
day in which there were 'about forty
All papers have been graded and the
winners declared. For the various con
tests which are to be held here Friday,
there are about 250 entries.
Prizes have been provided, not so
much for their intrinsit value as for the
honor which the winners gain.
These things should serve as a stimu
lus for greater efforts in the future.
There will be other entries yet, espec
ially for the athletic contests, in which
entries may be admitted at any time.
A Serious Fire.
Manning was visited by fire last Sat
urday afternoon, which at one time
bid fair to have been the most serious
conflagration we have ever had; as it
was, there was a considerable loss.
The fire originated in a barn belong
ing to Thomas Nimmer, from there it
spread to the sale stables of F. C.
Thomas, and on to the dwelling of S.
J. Bowman. The wind was blowing
In a southeast direction, had it not
been for this, the Bank of Manning
and the other buildings adjoining
would now be a pile of ashes.
The alarm was given about 4:30
o'clock, in a few minutes the fire en
gine was out and at work, but from the
beginning, on account of the inflama
ble material, the closeness of the adja
cent buildings. and the difficulty of
getting where a stream of water could
be placed at the right places, it was
only by the hardest work the fire could
be arrested. and even not then, until
after it had consumed the Nimmer
barn, the Thomas stables and the resi
dence of S. .J Bowman. The heat from
the fire was so intense that several
times buildings on the opposite side of
the street caught; flakes of fire went
flying about, one went as far as the col
ored school house on Church street,
and it was only by a timely discovery
this building was saved from destruc
tion, it was in full blaze on the roof
The greater part of the contents o?
the Bowman home was saved, so was
everything from Thomas' stables ex
cept some wagons that had not been put
up, and some harness, all of the live
stock and the vehicles that were on
wheels ere removed together with the
contents of the safe.
The Thomas property was insured
for $3,500 value about $86,000. The
Bowman property was insured for
81,000 value about 2500. Mr. Bowman
moved his effects to the home of his
mother-in-law Mrs. S. A. Thames.
There was never more earnest work
by men than was done at this fire,
and, it was because of this, the con
flagration was not greater. The fire
department deserves much praise.
Chief Leard Huggins was the only per
son injured, and he came off with a
broken thumb which is giving him
considerable pain, but it did not daunt
him, just as soon as he could get medi
cal attention be was back on the job,
and worked as hard as the hardest un
til all danger was over.
See the Great Battle Fricay.
The Pastime theatre will present
next Friday afternoon and evening a
picture that will draw packed houses
for every hour of the exhibition. It
will have on canvas as if in real life.
The Battle of Gettysburg a picture de
scribing in detail this world renowned
battle-one of the hIstoric battles of
the world, and the one which decided
the fate of the confederacy. A student
f history can gather more accurate
information from this one presentation
at The Pastime than can be gathered
from books in years of study.
The story is full of romance, intrigue,
and daring escapes together with the
details of the thrilling times in Virgin
ia when the confederate soldiers were
preparing to cross the Potomac to In
est Maryland, how the several army
corps went into camp at Gettysburg,
the opening of the fiery campaign, the
eath struggle, and the capture of
Davis' Brigade of Mississippians after
alf of their number were left on the
battle field. The charge of the Iron
Brigade. The conference General Lee
is having with his Generals. The re
inforcements of the Union army, and
Hood's Texans charge up the rough,
steep slopes dragging cannon into po
Pickett's Immortal Charge. This is
a story that every child should know,
and there is no better way to have it
impressed upon the mind than seeing
is in life painting. We cannot do bet
ter than give the description of this
film as it is written by the film histor
It is the night of July 2, 1883, Gener
al Lee decides in council to aim his
hief blow on the morrow at Hancock's
position on Cemetery Hill. During the
night ammunition trains arrive.
Trenches are dug and everything is
made ready for the crucial conflict of
the next day. The morning of the
third is spent in preparations. A t one
o'clock one hundred and fifteen of Lee's
guns open a rapid cross fire on Ceme
tery Hill. A hundred Union guns re
ply and for two hours this artillery
duel continues, shaking the very hill
sides with their fearful detonations.
This was to prepare the way for Pick
ett's charge. Pickett and his men
stand ready for the word. Lee speaks
and then Pickett and his Virginians in
the van, supported on the right by
Wilcox's Brigade and on the left by
Pettigrew's North Carolinians, start
swiftlyever the undulating plains.
The line is fully three miles in length
and there are 18,000 men in the des
perate charge. As they move forward
shot and shell from Hancock's batteries
make fearful lanes in their compact
ranks but on they press. As they ap
proach nearer cannister is used with
deadly effect, but on they run through
this inferno of shot and smoke and
shell. One entire division is over
whelmed and captured but the others
press on and on. Over tne Union de
fences many of them go and fall inside
the breastworks they have so bravely
stormed. The citizens of Gettysburg
crowd to the nearby hills to watch the
greatest battle of American history and
he most heroic charge in the -history
of the world.
There stands Lee watching the flow
er of the South going to a glorious
death. Biut the sacrifice is in vain.
The charge has failed. Of Pickett's
entire division only enough men are
left to make a regiment. Out of
eighteen field officers and four generals
only Pickett and a lieutenant colonel
were unharmed. General Pickett is
heartbroken at his failure, but General
Lee said: "It was all my fault. It is
I who have lost the battle. We must
go back to Virginia."
The loss~es of the Army of Northern
Virginia were 2,592 ~killed, 12,700
wounded and 5,150 missing, a total of
20,451. The losses of the A rmy of the
Potomac were 3,070 killed, 14,497
wounded and 5,434 missing, a total of
The last reel shows where General
Lee orders a retreat, and the scenes
connected therewith, also Lee surren
der at Appomattox, the return home
of the hero of the story, and where he
was re-united to his sweetheart after
being separated by the fortunes of
Learning to Do Ones Duty.
Make it a point to do something ev
ery day that you don't want to do.
This is the golden rule for acquiring
the habit of doing your duty wIthout
Sunday School 10:15 a. m. Mr. Jos.
Sprott, superintendent. Public worsh
ip 11:30 a. in. and 8 p. in. -conducted by
Rev. George Pierce Watson, pastor.
Themes: Morning, "The Assurance of
Victory." Evening, "Man's Littleness
and Greatness." Prayer meeting,
Thursday, 4:30 p. m. Epworth League
Thursday 8 p. in. The public is cord
ially iuvited to all services.
Reliable-Foley's Honey and Tar Compound.
Just be sure that you buy Foley's
Honey and Tar Compound-it is a relia
ble medicine for coughs, colds, croup,
whooping coughs, bronchial and Ia.
grippe coughs, which are weakening to
the system. It also gives prompt and
definite results for hoarseness tickling
throat and stuffy wheezy breathing
For sale by all dealers everywhere.
Itch relieved in 30 minutes by Wool
ford's Sanitary Lotion. Never fails.
Sold by Dickson Drug Co., druggists.
LOST:-A gold open face watch be
tween Wilson's and Oak Grove
church last Saturday afternoon. The
finder will leave same at The Times
office and receive a reward of $5. or
with the owner J. S. Holladay at
R. C. White Wyandotte Eggs $1.00
for 15. W. S. Plowden.
5 or 6 doses 666 will break any case
of Chills and Fever; and if taken then
as a tonic the Fever will not return.
I have on hand money to lend on
mortgages of real estate. S. Oliver
Anything you want in sheet music
S. I. Till has it. All 25c. music 15c.
50.. music 25c. by mail postpaid. This
department is in charge of Mrs. W. F.
Ducker, phone 690 Sumter, S. C.
Money to lend on Real Estate-Apply
to Charlton DuRant.
Campbell's Dropsy Cure-Sure cure
for dropsy. For Sale at Dickson's
'Notice of Discharge.
I will apply to the Judge of Probate
for Clarendon county, on the first day
of May, 1914, at 11 o'clock A. M., for
letters of discharge as Executor of the
estate of Mary Ann Gordan, deceased.
W. M. DAVIS,
Alcolu, S. C., April 1, 1911.
Notice Democratic Clubs
All the Democratic Clubs through
out the county is hereby notified to
meet at their regular places of meet
ing on fhe 25th day of April, 1914, for
the purpose of reorganizing and elect,
ing their respective officers, as follows:
One president, one or more vice-pres
idents, one recording secretary, one
member of executive committee, com
mittee on registration, consisting of
three members, one delegate for every
twenty-five members and one for every
majority fraction .hereof, to represent
the said club at the county convention
on the 4th day of May, 1914, 12 o'clock.
A. J. RICHBOURG,
Cham. Co. Ex. Com.
J. M. WINDHAM,
Sec. Co. Ex. Com.
Manning, S. C., April 13, 1914.
THE SALE OF TITLES.
Brazil Has a Hospital That Was Built
. Upon Man's Vanity.
Dom Pedro 11.. who lost the throne
of Brazil in 1889, was the last monarch
to offer titles for sale. In order to ob
tain funds for the erection of a hospi
tal in Rio de Janeiro the emperor an
nounced that he would confer the title
of "baron" on every subscriber of 100,
000 milreis and the title of "count"' on
every subscriber of 250,000 ilrels.
Many proved willing to become enno
bled on these terms, and sumcient
money wan forthcoming to endow the
hospital as well as build It. Over the
main entrance may still be seen the in
scription, suggested by Dom Pedro,
"Human Vanity to Human Misery."
Although French titles of nobility
were abolished at the time of the revo
lution by a decree that was revived in
1871, yet the ministry of justice Issues
certifcates of nobility. Members of
the French diplomatic service who use
titles have to obtain one of these cer
tificates and pay stiffly for the transac
tion. The fees In the case of a duke
amount to $2,400. a marquis pays $2,
000, a viscount $1,400. a baron $300 and
a chevalier $200.
The certificate is to the effect that,
the pedigree of the holder having been
Investigated, his claim to the title he
bears has been fully established, and
the seal of the republic is affixed to
this patent of nobility.-Chicago News.
OUR NAVAL CODE BOOK.
Jealously Guarded Signal Secrets That
Ar. Bound In Metal.
Few things are so jealously guarded
as the secret code book of the United
States navy. It is a book of signals
not the ordinary "wlgwag" signals
used in the daily direction of the fleet
by a commanding offier-but a code
of signals to be used solely In time of
war and In the presence of an enemy.
These secret code books are issued
only to the executive officers of a ship,
who are enjoined to protect them
against theft by every possible means.
These books are threatened not so
much by the ordinary thief as by sec
ret emissaries of other governments
who desire to obtain knowledge of
what the battleships would do In time
of action. Governments have no scru
pies against theft In such cases.
The loss of one of these secret books
by an officer, unless explained to the
entire satisfaction of the secretary of
the navy, would mean court martial
and probable expulsion from the serv
Ice. To the honor or the United States
service no officer has ever yet been
brought up charged with loss.
The books are bound in heavy metal
covers, so that In time of threatened
capture they may be thrown overboard,
sinking at once to the bottom of the
sea and thus avoiding seizure-Pear
A Queer Legal Precedent.
.Mr. Justice Holmes has the reputa
tion of citing more peculiar cases from
the old lawbooks than any other mem
ber of the supreme court. He dug up
one recently to the amusement of his
associates, when It was contended In
a libel suit that the declaration was in
suficient because the offenses were
not stated properly.
"That leads me to recall a case in
the old books," said the justice, "where
an indictment set forth that the ac
cused struck a man on the head, split
ting the skull until a portion fell down
on either shoulder, and the court held
the indictment defective because It did
not allege that the man was killed."
The justiee observed that It was a
hair splitting decision and he didn't in
tend it as a pun, either.-New York
INVITES THE REUNION
Florida's Chief Executive Bids
The Proudest Act of His Admlnistra
tion to Welcome the Gray Army
To Florida In May.
Jacksonville, Fla.-Gov. Park Tram
mell, FloridA's popular and accom
plished chief executive, has given out
a letter for publication in the news
papers of the South, on the approach
Ing reunion in this city. May 6, 7, 8, of
the United Confederate Veterans' AS
sociation. He assures the Confed
erate veterans and their friends that
they will be given a generous welcome
in Jacksonville and at other points in
the state which they may visit during
their stay in Florida. The governo's
letter is as foilows:
The Governor's Welcome.
"It is simple truth to affirm that the
hearts of the people of Florida are
overflowing with gratifcation and
pride over the fact that the revered
heroes composing the United donfed
erate Veterans will hold thdr annual
reunion this year in odr states
"The grand old heroes of the Gray
will meet a magnificent, whole-souled
reception in Jacksonville and at any
other Florida points they may visit.
They will be amongst their own. They
will be In an atmosphere thoroughly
Southern, splendidly hospitable and
highly apreciative of the honor of hav
ing been selected as the Reunion City
"Florida is rich in romance and tra
dition, and in the loyalty of her people
to high ideals and patriotio endeavors.
In proportion to population and re
sources, Florida contributed as gen
erously and as cheerfully in men and
in means to the support of the Con
federate cause as did any of the other
great commonwealths which so nobly
championed that righteous struggle.
Florida gave many great names to the
mighty galaxy of the South's match
Park Trammell, Governor of Florida,
Who Assures the Confederate Veter.
ana and Their FrIends a Welcome.
ess heroes, and she gave a host of
rave men of the ranks who on count
ess fields rendered valorous account
f their courage and patriotism. The
reditable part which the people of
his state took in support of Southern
efense is a source of pride to the sur
ivors of the great conflict and of
reneration to the younger generation.
"In every community from the Po
omac to the Gulf the Confederate vet
ran is always an honored and a wel
ome visitor and guest. No greater
ribute could be paid to the enduring
ustice of the principles for which they
cntended and for the magnificent
nanner tin which they sustained their
onvictions through the four sternest
ears of American history, than the
manimous and enduring verdict of
:ommendation and appreciation which
as for half a century accorded the
glorious patriotism and chivalry of
he Confederate soldiers throughout
he length and breadth of the South
and they so heroically defended. In
Florida the veterans will find the same
ordial respect and unbounded hospi
ality which awaits them at all points
n the Southland..
"The formality of assuring a wel
ome to the veterans who will attend
he Jacksonville Reunion is quite un
ecessary; but it may be permitted
e to say that I shall always consider
t one of the most pleasing and grati
ying events occurring during my term
f ofee as governor that I shall be
privileged to bid veterans of the Con
ederacy from all sections welcome as
e guests of the warm-hearted people
f this great state.
"Governor of Florida."
Jacksonville has one of the most
magnIficent deep water harbors in the
world. It has more than seven miles
f deep water front, lined with great
ocks and terminals and many large
warehouses. The products of Florida
and other Southern states are scatter
ed from the Jacksonville port over
most of the inhabitable globe. Five
great railway systems, from four
points of the compass, controlling
more than 16,000 miles of track, hand
ing mil!'ons of tons of freight to and
from the city annually, center at Jack
The more recent discussions as to
the earth's ago have placed the time
as follows: Lord Kelvin, in 1862, 20,
000,000 to 400,000.000 years, with a
probable 98,000,000; in 1897 Lord Kel
vin revised his figures to 20,000,000 to
40,000,000 years; Clarence King and
Carl Varus, in 1893, 24,000,000 years;
D Lapparent, in1890, 67,000,000 to 90,
000,000 years; Charles D. Walcott, sec
retary of the Smithsonian institution,
in 1893, maximum age, 70,000,000
A sweet little voice-that sounded
like It usually used better grammar.
Nell Brinkley in the Journal. Sounds
like better grammar ain't being used
this season.-F. P. A. in New Yorks
Not Too Many.
There are about 200 brands of re
ligon. But that isn't so many when
you remember that there are about
78,962,354 brands of cussedness.--Cic
*Thursday, Friday and Saturday
3 to 5 Lb. Average,
Every Piece Guaranteed to Please or
"EVERYTHIN6 600D TO EAT."
Stylish Outerwear !
Is the popular theme among the Ladles just now. You hear itevery
where you go. We have bought answer all their demands, and if
increase!in sales will show anything, we are doing It. We just re
ceived another lot'of the very newest models in
I Spring'and!Summer Dresses
In Creps, Novelty Silks; and .Crepe' Meteor (Colors-White Copen,
Tango, and many other shades of blue.'
Reductions In Ladies:Suits.
While they last, we are selling $25 Ladies' Suits at $15. $15 00
Ladles, Suits, $10. We must have the room, is the only reason (for
Just got In a lot of Waists. They are certainly beauties. Lingerie,
Lace and Crepe de Chine In all the popular colors. Make your choice
while the assortment is complete.
- How About .That Hat?
If you have not already bought we got just what you want. Lot of
new shapes just arrived. You can be suited here.
D. H IRSCH MAN.
Your Business. Tell us how to get it. If
good goods, fair dealings and easy terms are
what you want, why just march right up,
A Full Supply
of each of these qualities now on hand.
A new and full supply of all goods and
kinds of New Patterns and Styles of the
latest designs of
just from the Factory, with terms and
prices to suit your convenience.
Porch Swings, Freezers, Quartered Oak
Buffets, Writing Desks, Etc.
Player Furniture Co.
Opposite Court House, Manning, S. C.
nes of thes tres with ohers and you will be cvnce that it wil pay
yu to use thea Quke. Jus alo carouny toa offcek and take a look
Ford Parts and Accessories; also a full line of Buggies, Surries, Wag
ens, Harness and Harness and Horses.
10s244 D. C. SHAW 00., TER,
2C JOB WORK E
TO THE TIMES OFFICE.