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THE MAIMIG MIE,.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 15, i8
B. S. DINKINS, Edtcr.
SOUTh CAR6LIA S L S.
yames H. Ryan is dead ! Anoth
er one of South Carolina's brilliant
meteors has run its course and will
no longer illuminate her annals of
great deeds, with the light of its
achievements-this mind of brilliant
parts has fulfilled, anD nobly, the du
ties of this life, and is no more to be
harrassed by the cares and anxieties
of this world.
James H. Ryan, from boyhood and
through life, was distinguished by
those rare traits which bespeak no
mind or character of common calibre,
and devotedly towards his native
State has he used them. Recognized
as the leader pre-eminent in this
State in the ranks of the judicial pro
fession, his loss will be keenly felt
and by none more than the unknown
law student struggling for his daily
bread, whose friend he was always.
An intimate friend of John C. Cal
houn, their memories will ever re
main brightly surrounded in the
hearts of Carolinians.
IOUNTY EXPENSES FOR THE FISCAL
In obedience to the requirements
of the law the County Commissioners
have furnished the Comptroller Gen
eral, for the use of the General As
aembly, the following estimate, aprox
imating the county expenses for the
present fiscal year 1886-7:
For County Auditor 300
County Commissioners and
cilerks salaries 850
County Treasurers com
County Board of Equaliz
Jury, State witnesses and
vonstable tickets 1,800
Clerk of the Court 20
Trial Justices 1,20(
Poor House and Poor 90(
Repairs on bridges 80(
Repairs on public buildings 10(
Books, stationery and print- 20(
The Commissioners further estimate
that to raise this sum a tax levy ol
5 1-2 mills is required. It will bE
seen by a recurrence to the last three
fiscal years that the estimate is not
exiavagan, but based upon the ac
tul experience of the Board and thei
predecessors. And it is clearly ap
parent that as the county government
is now conducted, that with the mosi
rigid economy at least $8,000 is nec
emary to liquidate the current expens
es. That the tax levy asked for i
high, is very true, but then it muns
be allowed by the Legislature, or the
JaUlof '87 will find the county agarl
plunged in debt.
The duty of our Legislators in this
-matter is manifestedly plain. The2
must either grant the levy asked for
-or then they must legislate to curtai]
the expenses. The only direct legisla
tion to this end is a bill requiring the
:State to pay for the transportation o:
criminals to the penitentiary. Thi:
:Ss avery wise and just bill ancd wil
~benefit Clarendon County in reducing
-the expenses in the neighborhood o:
$7 *Tor $100annually. It is too smal
a reduction however, from the $8,50(
tbe appcited sin considering th<
If.no plan is devised to mnateriall'
diminis the present expenses of th<
county, it seems to us that 'with th<
igtbefore them, our delegation a
Coumbia cannot fail to see the wis
dom of allowing the 5 1-2 mill leva
asked for by the County Commision
"A FAISE BALANCUE IS AN ABOMINA
TION TO THE LORD."
The several articles of "Farmer,
published in the News and Couries
and the MAmum TIMs, have at leas
awaiened the cotton factors of Char
3eston to the fact that there is wid<
complaint from the farmers about the
.falling off in the weights of their cot
ton; and may induce a more carefu
handling of cotton bales on the scales
The result of this is calculated to ere
ate a kinder and more trustful feelin
between the factor and his customer
the honest farmer in the interior.
The Cotton Exchange, however, foi
such a dignified organization, acted
with almost suspicious haste, and v-er:
unjustly to Col. S. Warren Nelson
the author of the articles s'gnedj"Far.
mer," in their effort to vindicate the
cotton;buyers of Charleston. It was
also passing strange that standing as
the accused, they should assume the
dual authority of his Lordship, the
Judge, with the inquisitorial powers
of the gentlemen of the Jury. The
novel trial was held on the 9th inst
"Farmer" did not furnish his evidence
in the manner and form demanded
and hence this august tribunal ad
judged it illegal. The next day, amid
a display of pomp and pagentry, the
cotton factors of Charleston were de
clared good, honest, conscientious
sen; and "Farmer," condeined as
pubh'shing malicious inventions of his
Unintentionally or wittingly, the
Cotton Exchange has placed Col. Nel
son in a false light, unwarranted by
Cok. Nelson has never refused tc
comply with any of the demands mnade
upon him by the Exchange. In hisi
litter to the editor of the Newsfand
Courier, on which the Exchange bas
ed their judicial proceedings, Cdl
Nelson stated that he did not ones
iou the honesty of any particular
letter was to call public attention to
the universal complaint of short
weights in cotton. At the conclusion
of the same letter, which created such
a rsr among the members of the
Cotton Exchange, Col. Nelson said:
"If desired I will forward the account
sales alluded to at Imy earliest Cnvenience.
with necessarv avits; also, all substan
tial comolaints from armers in refrene- to
loss of weights in Charlkston, which will be
filed at. the office of the sheriff of Clarendon
County at my request; also all complaints of
Manning merchants on the same subjet
left at the samae oilice. or any and all infor
mation to throw light on the .awne subject
that wiii tend to a'full investigation by that
honorable body, the chamber of commerce."
It will not appear to those beyond
the shadows of the curtain that "Far
mer" has attempted to evade anything.
And the Charleston Cotton Exchange
would incite more.confidence in the
sincerity of their own actions if they
acted with less impetuosity, and man
I ifested a kindlier and fairer spirit,
when they come in contact with their
A Bill has been introduced in the
lower House of the General Assem
bly re-modling in a large degree the
Trial Justice system of the whole
State. The Bill, as we understand it,
from the report in the Les and Cn
rier, fixes the salaries of Trial Justices
outside of cities and towns at $40;
$75 for those in towns of 1,000 inhab
itants, and $125 for those in towns of
more than 1,000 inhabitants. What
will become of this unique effort at
Legislative economy is bard to tell,
but it is to lie hoped that the staid
wisdom of the Senate will relegate it
beyond the discovery of even its au
thor; or then that Clarendon County
may be relieved irom its baneful op
It is conceded by even its warmest
advocates, that the Trial Justice sys
tem is defective, but the Legislature
in their spasmodic effort to improve
it, are moving backward. What the
people want is a less number of these
rffices, and more intelligent men to
I fill them. We 4e yet to hear of any
complaint in this county that the Tri
al Justices are too well paidbut there
has been and is, universal grumbliug
that the offices are too numerous, and
not unfrequently that the incumbents
are incapable and incompetent to dis
charge properly the duties devolving
We are satisfied that the sentiment
of the people of Clarendon is voiced,
when we say abolish half the Trial
Justice offices of the county, make
the remaining offices better paying,
and then see that they aie filled by
I intelligent, con'petent, and trustwoil
THE ROAR OF THE
WAITING FOR THE ETIDENCE?
At a meeting of the Charleston
ICotton Exchange held on the 9th
inst., "armer's" letters published in
th aNws and Courier and the MIaxxcx
ITIMFs were again the subject of dis
cusesion. Quite a lengthy preamble
or complaint setting forth the tenor
of "farmer's" letters and the action of
the directors of the Cotton Exchange
was adopted with the following judi.
cial declaration, embodied in the form
Resolved. That this Exchange endorses the
action of the board of directors in reference
to this matter, taken on November 9th and
Resolved, That this Exchange does notbe
lieve the charge that there is falsitication of
weights of cotton by any cotton factor, and
stands ready to investigate thoroughly any
such charges against any member of this
Exchange,' as soon as the evidence upon
which such charges is founded is furnished
ResoLved, That while this Exchange car
take no further note of any such general as
sertions as are being made by S. Warren
Nelson, they renew the demand made on
him on November 9th, 1886, for the speciti
cations in full of the charges made against
any member of this Exchange, that the mat
ter may receive thorough investigation.
Unless so furnished at once, his statements
will be considered without foundatida in
-Resolved, That it is the opinion of this
Exchange that where any farmer considers
himself defrauded in the matter of weights
of cotton or otherwise by any cotton muer
chant, the manly remedy would be to recov
er his loss and punish the offender in the
Courts of the State, and not in a cowardly
and anonymous newspaper communication
to make woeaendunproven charges
against the honesty and good name of our
ANOTHER NUT FOR THE CHARLES
TON EXCHANGE TO CRACK.
To the Flitor of the Mamudng Tmes:-I was
much pleased to see someone writing under
the name of "Farmer" in your interest~ing
columns, calling the attention of the public
to the loss in weights of cotton shipped to
Charleston. In justice to your correspon
dent, we all who ship cotton to Charleston
must say that the loss in weight, when ac
count sales are rendered, is miost sur prising.
There is something very wrong somewhere,
and I am at a loss to know whatt to attribute
the cause to. I have the highest confidence
in my factors, believe them to be as high
toned4 gentlemen as are to be found any
where, and can't but think they are entirelv
ignorn t of what occasions this very seriou's
1ss in weight.
I really do not think that ten pounds per
be w ould be an over estimate of the loss,
and a miost wonderful facet is, if two bales of
the very same cotton, packed at the very
same time, one of which is shipped to
Charleston, and the other kept here in the
country, in a perfectly dry place; the
Charleston bale, although exposed to a mxore
damp atmosphere, will lose, if sold within
a month's time, leore than the bale kept in
the country. Now, Mr. Editor, if you or
any one else could explain this I would be
relieved. I have heardl old farmers say re
peatedly, that before the war, cotton ~ship
ped by boat to Charleston usually gained
enough to almost pay fraight. Why now is
it so much to the contrary? The loss of
weight on shipnient to Charleston is sooken
of over the whole county, and farmiers who
are not under ohlig~ttion in Charleston, ge'n
eally prefer to haul incir cotton to Sumter,
a distance of r~sore than twenty miles, on ac
count of loss in u"eight and charges in the
City by the Sca, of '.rayage, weighing, la
bor and storage, fire insurance, commin
sions, and on boat frieght and marine insu: -
anec. A most rd able gentleman told me a
short time ago that he los. os one shipment
an average of se renteen po'nds per bale.
Has had no ofect on the iminense
Stock of Goods
DAILY ARRIVING AT MY STORE,
Except to Shake the Prices DOWN a Little.
M Y Stock this year is very large, and consists of everytbing needed in the
county. I have just returned from the Northern Markets, where I
bought my goods in such large quantities as to get the very lowest prices,
and I expect to sell them at corresponding figures. My salesmen will be
found polite and attentive, and every effort will be made to give my custom
ers satisfaction. Of course I cannot, in this space give anything like a list of
the goods I keep, but whatever you wish, anything, just call at my store, and
in nearly every instance you will find what you want. No other store in the
State keeps as large a stock of General Merchandize as I do.
M Stock of FAMLY GRocEREs has been selected with unusual care and my
customers will find them to be the BEsT. It is useless for me to at
tempt to enumerate what I have in this line-what you wish, I have. I buy
bacon by the 10,000 pounds, and at lowest market prices. A large supply of
FAMLY SoAr on hand. Try a barrel of AcmuE FLOUR-THE BEST MADE.
Tobacco and Cigars.
A very large stock of all grades and prices. Smoke the SwEE VoIur
Cigar-the best 5c. cigars in the world. The PizrscE D.vE is also a
very fine cigai.
OYS, Youths, and Gentlemen will find my stock of CLoTmHTO to be un
usually large this year, and specially adapted to this market. Be sure
to examine my stock before purchasmg. I also have a full supply of all kinds
of FmNsIsiG Goons.
SHOES AND HATS.
-have the latest ;-yles in HATS and SHOES, and enough for all the county,
and I propose selling them. For a cheap and comfortable shoe, buy a
pair of OuR Ow- THm DoLTR SHoEs-every pair warranted. Babies shoes
in endless styles. A stock of the Zeigler Shoes always on hand.
Gossamers and Rubber Coats.
T HE ladies are requested to call and examine this line of goods-they ar
CHE.UP, and just the thing for a rainy day.
Dress Goods IDepartmnent.
PRICES AND QUALITY THE ATTRACTrIoN.
Cashmere, double width, Ladies' Flannels.
Diagonal Cashmere, Brocaded Sateens,
Kemingston's Sacking, all wool, Delanes,
Poplin, Lustre, Silk Warp Henrietta Cloth,
Brocaded Worsteds, Camel's Hair Cloth.
CRINOLINE, WIGAND, CAMBRIC, SELICIA.
AFull Line of Cambric, Mull, and Nainsook Edgings, Insertings, Em.
broidered Flouncing, AlI-over Goods, Colored Embroideries in Varis
ty, Everlasting Trimmings, Torchon Laces, Etc.
Zeph yr Shawls, Ladies' Bonnets, Infants' Hoods, Scarfs and Sacks, Jersey
Jackets in all Styles and Colors, Solid Colored "Hose, Leggins,
Corsets, Hoop Skirts, Bustles, Merino Underwear,
Gloves in Variety, Millinery of the Latest Style, Hats
Trimmed and Untrimmed, Window S h a d e s, L aee
Curtains, Carpets, and Everything Kept in a First Class Store.
If bae(een before the public too long in the Furniture Line to have to
jblow too big. I have on hand in my Furniture Store all kinds of Furni
ture of every Style. Coffins at all prices, from $3 up.
RUBBER BELTING ALL SIZES FROM 2 TO 12 INCHES.
L B RAL advances will be made on COTO, or it will be
bogtat the Highest Market Prices.
Manning. S. 0.
Charleston iron Works,
Manufacturers and Dealers in
Marine Stationary and Portable Engines and Boilers, Saw
Mill Machinery. Cotton Presses, Gins, Railroad, Steam
boat, Machinists', Engineers' and Mill Supplies.
MItepairn e"rcutied v ithi pr nnpiness and Disatch. S&ndfor pi e ists.
East Bay, Cor. Pritchard St.,
Jan13 lr. Charleston, S. C.
1iiIf you need any Clothing, Furnishing Goods, or Hats,
send your orders to
FALK & CO.,
KING STM- =, OPPOsITE TASEL,
Charleston, S. C.,
as they have reduced the prices of their entire stock to cost,
on account of change of firm.
TONSORIAL ARTIST, JOHN S. WILSON,
I have opened a first-class Shaving Saloon Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
at the Enterprise office, and solicit the pat- m a 3n J in 0 -
ronage of the citizens of Manning and com- Feb. 25
FPIc --Hair Cutting, 25c.; Shaving, loc.; MIOISE & HIUGGINS,
Shampooing, 25c. Attorneys at Law,
p Special attention given to children. 3fanning, S. C.
Cle C. REDIC. M
MANNING, S. C. Office South of Court House.
July 7, 1886.
Dr H BAER, ATTORNEY A't
Wholesale Druggist, Nos. 131 & 133 M anning, S. C.
Meeting street, Charleston, S. C. t
Dealer in Drugs, MIedicines, Foreign
and Domestic Chemicals, Glassware, J. E. SCOTT,
Spices, Brushes, Essential Oils, Sur
gical Instruments, Perfumery, Fancy
Goods, SHOW CASES, of all sizes,I is= 40
and all articles usually found in a Feb25
First-class Drug House. Prices low M. F. B. Sumter, S. C.
Quick sales and small profits. B. S. Dnrcns, .11. i , ( S. C.
A. McCo Jr, HAYNSWORTH & DINKINS,
GE NERAL ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
COMMIUSSION sMERCHA NT Manigf.C
ANMD DEALER IN _nning, S. C.
Lime, Cement, Plaster Paris, Hair, Fire
Bricks and Fire Clay,C r
Land Plaster and Eastern Iay, Boyd Brothers,
Agent for White's English Port- - Wbolesale.Grocers and
land Cement. Commisson DMerchants.
No. 198 EAST BATL, CHARLESTON,ks. 0. 159 EAST BAY,
W.AD F.LIN B. CHARLESTON, S. C.
Q s as celes Wines, and Brandies.
who are laby
Agent forWigt Engisc Prt
CHAnS i tho word. nCoerrcuiar
to oslv =arnwaoturers of reclinng roling
Eas Chair Co., New Haven, ConA.
fl ~ may bo ronnd on Family Grocers,
Mie at Gno. P.
THIS PAPER &O 1
Newspaper Advertising Bureau ( 10 Spruce St.),
where ader NE VlDarket St.,
2"n in or CNWYHARLESTON, S. C.
& Invite attention to the following
WM. Shepherd Co., a
232 MEETING ST.,
Gran nine Sg, lS. C $.
Charleston, SLO Wiholesuale.Grocers fornd
-o 31b.ToAESTON,( a . dC.
Theeiret porers of thesan atrtrs
ines, aren stantld eines. d oue
tAg 18dfrcp fou otl ~c
kep idtgtly trocter d n
18- charg forpaing trt danda117
Stoves, Stovs J ~5. TH IArke St.M HMS
JewL'yga, 12.lve fr and
GranSAEulated gr e!s Ware$.
Spec Toales, 90yets assesz.
RETAIL!eancy G1 o odso50
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of J. Dinkns & C., andislno The hende an Jee Epairng
prepares, touppyteoleurnishig yprc t w ar. Btlog
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Tooa~nd Arl ocupied~s bys the recePtOET priEST $2OF HSU
of J.G. Dikins Co.,and i now The A tm edn Enribedii o.,Rna
Apfulpared set supytck peeof Lrcso the we1a~fler.'t Batten Sogs
polardnwt th ichal ofi thi lue Soft andi from-dt
toTRICTLY1sPwill be eoftet he fud" o
Patnt and noeTMedcins,
the erctionofeatO PoET bleF.Prices.v
P. ons Or nd, GLsTurArers, t epae vrhsgaoi oi~
An fulean et stock of fine the lasiga ok
CIGARS ANDuTOrACeO. Th oengrvm nld
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DIMND DE adini ngi c irce i Mbie;rErn'
FAag;~oand he "Conineed Banner.
Pi'esriptiii 1recetip of prce NELON03.o
Phyicans Pesi~pios areuly Thlaioreaulershin~rC.
G.ALE fLTCI . B-Ne-a. h pr31t aycng Stom
costnty n an.-N to be plce ovrhsgaen.oi
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NORTHEATERN R. H, C0MPANY,
PASSENGER DEPAI'Mi E:NT.
CHar.LSTON, S. C., Jaune 2-0, 1886.
O N AND AFTER TiS DATE THE fol
lowing Schedule will be run.
Leave (harlest3n, No. 43 12.05 P. IL
Leave Charleston. No. 47 12.25 A. M.
Arrive Florence, No. 43, 4.10 P. M.
Arrive Florence, No. 47, 4.11 A. M.
Leave Florence, No. 40, 1.35 A. L
Leave Florence, No. 42, 11.05 P. M.
Arrive Charleston, No. 40, 5.0 A. M.
Arrive Charleston, No. 42. 4.5 P. M.
Nos. 40 and 47 will not stop at vay sta
Nos. 42, and 13 will stop at all stations.
No. 40 will stop at Kingstree, Lanes and
Fast Line between CHARLEsTON AND
COLVMB A- Tn UPFrR SOUTH CAROLIM.
GoIN. WEST.! GoInr Easr.
7.20 A. x. Lv. ICharleston, S. C. Ar. 9.10 p. x.
8.40 " Lanes, " " 7.45
9.33 "" Sumter, " ".3.42
10.40 " Ar. Columbia, Lv 5.27
3.02 P. x. " Winnsboro, " "3.48 "
4.18 " " Chester, " 6"2.45 "
6.05 " Yorkville, - 11.45.&
7.01 " Lancaster " " 7.00 "
5.03 " " Rock Uill, " " 2.02 P x
6.15 " Charlott e, N. C. " 1.00 "
12.48 r n Ar. Newberry, S. C. jLv 3.04 P 3f
2.42 " " Greenwood, " 12.44"
6.30 " Laurens, " " 9.10 A A
4.47 " " Anderson, " " 10 -
5.35 " Greenville, " " A5
6.33 " Walhala, " 8.20
4.10 " " Abbeville. " " 11.05
3.20 " " Spartanburg" " 12.10r
7.10'"" HendersonI N C 7.00 A=
On Sundays train will leave Charleston,
-S. C., 8.45 A. M., arrive Columbla 1.00 P.
M. Returning leaves Colunabia 5.27 P. M.,
arrives Charleston 9.45 P. -L.
Solid Trains between Charleston and Col
umbia, S. C. Special Parlor Cars attached to
this train between Charleston and Colmn.
bia. No extra charge for seat in these
cars to passengers holding First Class tick
T. M. EmRsoN,
J. F. DvGen'l Pass. Agent.
PEOPLE OF CLARENDOY.
Having made arrangements with
the best distilleries, I am now pre
pared to furnish my customers with
Purest Distilled Liquors.
My stock is now c6mplete with the
choicest brands of
I have in stock a magnificent line
of Cigars and Tobacco in which
I defy competition.
&Liquorsfor Mfedicinal pur
po.ses a specudty.
I also take pleasure in introducing
the Kurnitz kie's celebrated Wire
Grass Bitters; also the Carolina
Ginger Tonic. These Bitters and
Tonics are noted for their medicinal
My Pool and Billiard tables
ARE NEW AN FmsT-CLASs.
Thanking the public for past pat
ronage and soliciting' a continuance
of same, I remain,
Ja6 S. WOLKOVISKIE, AGT.
The PoliCE GAZETTE will be mailed,
securely wrappe'd, to any address in the
United States for three months on receipt of
ONE DOLLAR. .
Liberal discount allowed to postmasters,
agents and clubs. Sample copies mailed,
free. Addrcss all orders to
RICHARD K. FOX,
FzAssus SQUARE, N Y.
Bernard O'Neill & Sons,
191 East Bay and 48 and 50 State St.,
CHARILESTON, S. 0.
Wulbern & Pieper
AND DEALERS IN
Provisions, Liquors, Tobacco, Etc.
I679 & 16 East Bay, Charleston, S C
Now is the time to lay in your supply of
before the rush comes on-eve-y delicacy to