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THE MANNING TIMES,
ManiX2 g, S. C.
S. A. NETTLES, Editor.
WEDNESDAY, October 24,1888,
Democratic Executive Committee.
The Democratic Executive Cornmittee
met last Friday. and recommended the
names of persons to be appointed niatiuger
and supervisers of elections. They alst
decided to issue an address to the Demo.
crata of the county. The following is the
TO THE DEMOCRACY OF CLARENDON.
The County Executive Committee deem
it proper, on the eve of another important
political crisis, to remind you:
That the ensuing general electiot is one
of great importance, and upon its results
depend, in a great measure. the continuance
of the present peaceful and orderly condi
tion of the country, and the maintenance
of the State in the high and honorable posi
tion won for her by the Democrats.
That aside from the preservation of our
State government in its present pu
rity, the importance of this election is vast
ly augmented by the fact that Presidential
Electors are to be chosen at such election;
the Democrats, by super-human efforts, in
1884, having elected as President, a Demo
crat, and the entire country, during his ad
ministration, having enjoyed an era of
peace and prosperity unparalleled under
Republican rule, it would be worse than
madness to allow, through political indiffer
ence, the office of Chief Magistrate of this
nation to be relegated to the party. which.
time and again, has trampled under foot
our rights and liberties, and from which we
have nothing to hope for in the future.
Therefore, this Committee earnestly ap
peals to you, and each of you, the Demo
eratie voters of the county, to be at your re
spective voting places on Tuesday the sixth
day of November next, for the purpose of
casting your votes, and for the further pur
pose of using your influence upon others
to do likewise, as well as to insure, by your
presence and the interest manifested by
you in the election, a peaceful and fair ex
pression of the will of every voter. who
may desire to vote for Cleveland and the
faithful administration of the laws of the
land, and the perpetuation therein of petce
Remember that: "Eternal vigilance is
the price of safety."
By order of~ Executive Committee of
JAMES E. DAVIS,
F. P. COOPER, Ch'n.
Court convened Monday morning, at 10
o'clock, Judge B. C. Pressley, presiding.
Solicitor Gilland and stenographer Parrott
at their places. The following cases have
been disposed of:
Benj. Sports, assault and battery with in
tent tokill-Nol. pros.
Joe Harringtor, larceny-Returned to
trial justice for jurisdiction.
Francis Goodman and Sarah McElveen,
house-breaking and larceny-Guilty and
recommended to mercy. Each, one week
- Jesse Walker, biganmy-Nol. pros.
Sam Strother, assalt and buttery and
June Stakes, obstructing highway-Not
July Galluehat, violating contract-Nol.
Fanny Benbow, violation of contract
Returned to trial justice for information.
Richard Gibson. violating contract-Re
turned to trial justice for information.
Benj. J. Cooper, petit larceny-Returned
to trii justice.
E. G. DeBase and Butler DuBose, mali
eious trespas-Nol. pros.
Primas McGill, burglary and larceny
Siah Brunson, assault and battery with
intent to kill-Not guilty.
Louisa Dickson, bigamy-Guilty. One
7ear in the penitentiary.
The Court of Sessions then adjourned.
The Court of Common Pleas will convene
this morning at 10 o'clock. Several im
staut cases are on the docket, among
whieha is the Bragdon-Hudgins suit for
PRESTMENT' OF GRAND JURY.
The Grand Jury have examined the books
and accounts of the officesof Clerk of Court.
Shernff,-Judge of Probate. Auditor, School
'Cominioneer, and County Commnissioners,
ad they Sad that the books of these offices
are neatly and properly kept, according to
law. Haviag by iastructions of the Court
at the Feibnmuy term employed an expert to
further iuvestgate the charges preferred by
the Grand Jury et last year, it left them
'witboat srexpert to examine the condition
of thina te present y ear; and after consul
tion, with de Comptroller General of the
State ad with the committee appointed to
investigate the iincncial condition of. this
county,.it was agedthat the examining
of the oc~ees of *reaurer, Auditor, SchoolI
*Commissioner, and County Commissioners
should be left for the Finance Committee
The Grand Jury are fully convinced
that from the work done by the School
Coemmininer, and the nature of that work,
that hisaulary is too great, ;nul they request
the members of the Legislature from this
- ounty to introduce a bill at the next mneet
- of the Legislature, reducing the salary
of the Seuoo Onaissioner of Clarendon
?ounty toaenamissionl of five per cent. of all
school moy collected during the year,
had to reduce the amount allo)wed by law
for traveling expenses from one hundred
dollars to fifty dollars, this law to take effect
*crm the passage of the act. If such a law
is-made, it will reduce the School Commis
sioner's pay about one half. Even then
for the work usually done in this office he
would receive very high compensation,. the
duties of the office being chiefly those o5 a
The-Grand Jurs are pleased to learn from
the county board ot education that. it is the
inter.tion of that board very shortly to re
district the county making the school d-is
trictasallrr. The Grand Jory recomn
mend that each- township shall constitute
Aeemmittee of the Gad Jnry visited
th-jail, and find it insecure. They re
commend that the County Commissioners
have at least two iron cells placed in the
jail..and that an additional tax sufficient to
pay' for the- same and for-other neoessary
expess be collected the coming year.
Thke sanitary condition of the jail is very
had. Litse atttention,. it appears, is given
to this institutionl until a few days bezore
each. term of court. We recommend that
the Heakth Offcer ofithe town of MIanning.
or the County Physician. visit the jail as
oftenas may seem necessary, and report
the cendition of the same once a month to
the County Commissioners.
The Grand Jury recommend thait the
jurisdiction of Trial Justices be so enlarg
ed as to reh:eve the Court of Sessions of
mauch of the business brought before it.
'They further recommend that..for all such
offenees as petit larceny, wife beating, adult
ery, and similar misdemeanors, the whip
ping posi and chain gang be established.
The Grand Jury recommend that the
Clerk of Court and Register of Miesne Con
veyance receive an annual salary of one
thousand dollars and five per eent. of- all
money paid for work done in that office;
and that all :nonoys collected by him for
such work be paid over to the County
Treasurer : be expended as ordinary
county farnds. They request the mnembers
of the'Legislature from this county to in
troduce a bill embracing this recommenda
tion, at the next session of the Legislature.
be introduced in the next Legislature, giv
ing the County Commissioners of Clarendon
('unty the power to issue bends to the
amount of seven thousand dollars. bearin~g
interest at a rate not exceeding eight per
cent. per annum. for the purpose of placing
the finances of the county on a cash basis.
And that for the purpose of paying princi
pal and interest on these bonds, an annual
evv of one wdll on all taxable property of
the county be made until said principal and
interest is paid. lv this means, in about
live years 'ite, our couity would be placel
on a cash basis. The Grand Jury urge
upon the members of the Legislature to use
their bast efforts to get this law passed at
the next session of the Legislature. The
va'ne of county paper varies from fifty to
ninety per cent., and such a law would easi
ly place our finances on a cash and business
A committee of the Grand Jury visited
the county Poor Farm, that mansion of dis
grace to our civilization, and yet the resi
dence of those who by the bands of
an all-wise providence have been
reduced through old age, disease,
or other causes to poverty and
want. We recommend that the poor farm
be sold, and that it never again be re-estab
lished in this county. We further recom
mend that its inmates be then boarded out
among their friends, as we are satisfied that
several hundred dollars would thus annn
ally be saved the county, and that the in
mates would be better cared for, and better
satisfied to receive from two to five dollars
a month per capita, than as they are now
SThe Grand Jury have received numerous
complaints that the roads are in a bad con
After carefully examining the records in
the offices of the Auditor and of the Clerk
of Court, we find that while the nominal
value of taxable property returned by the
bondsmen of Caunty Treasurer H. H.
Huggins is $22.836, yet the homestead ex
emption and other encumberances on the
property of these bondsmen, amounting to
$12,996.'8, will reduce its value to $9,839.1',
or less than half the amount required by
law. We, therefore, recommend an imme
diate suspension of the collection of taxes
by Treasurer Huggins until his bond is
All of which is respectfully submitted.
H. C. CAP~RIGAN,
Th' Grand Jury made their presentment
yesterday afternoon about four o'clock. We
wish to have something to say about it, or
part:: of it, next week. The following is
After the above was read the Judge said
that there was nothing in the conduct of
either Treasurer H. H. Huggins or of Aud
itor J. E. Scott, as reported by the May pre
sentment of the Grand Jury, to which any
criminal action or intent could be attach
ed. With reference to the charges against
the Treasurer, the Grand Jury were in er
ror; and with reference to the Auditor, the
law did not attach criminal action to care
less handling of books. The rules agains
both officers were consequently dismissed.
The Judge stated that proper attention
would be paid to the recommendations of
the Grand Jnry.
Bondsmen of Treasurer H. H. Huggins.
Evrron Trtes:--Please let the readers of
the Timrzs have, in connection with the Pre
sentment of the Grand Jury, a list of the
sureties on the bond of County Treasurer
H. H. Huggins, viz:
W. D. Gamble, John W. Wells, W. Scott
Harvin, John O. Brock, Jno. J. McFaddin,
W. D. McFaddin.
In character and property qualitications
this array of names is sufficient not only to
satisfy those who pay the heaviest taxes, but
to enable all fair minded citizens to place a
right estimate on the value of the Grand
Jury's presentment in this matter.
B. PRESSLEY BARRON,
Att'y of H. H. Huggins.
Ladies' colored Hose, 5 cents up, at F.
Levi's, sumter, 8. C.
All Wool Heavy Jeans, 35 cents, at F. Le
vi's, sumter, S. C..
Dress Ginghams, 8 and 10 cents, at F.
Two Farmers' alliances were organized
in Willamnsburg, near Greeleyville, last
The C/lurleston World says: The state
ment that when the editor of that paper
[the Xeies wel Courkr] "takes snuff'the pub
lshers of the weekly newspapers of South
Carolina sneeze," is an insult to the intelli
rnence and self-respect of the editors of the
The Novemiber number of Belford'st Xfagzine
will contain a complete new novel by Edgar
Fawcett, entitled "Miriam Balestier." The
story is said to be extremely powerful, pa
thetic, and of enthralling interest, and alto
gether the finest work that has yet proceeded
from the pen of its prolinec author.
In giving testimony before the Court
this week Col. W. D. Scarborough said a
very large per cent- of men would lie when
they were interested. 'This is rather hard
on the human race but most people will
think Col. Scarborough is about right. A
disregard for truth and right is certainly
very prevalent in this, our day.-Sumter
In Sumter last week, John R. Keels was
tried for carrying concealed weapons and
for assault and battery with intent to kill.
He was found guilty of carrying concealed
weapons and iined $200, which fine was
promptly paid by his friends. A sealed
sentence was given for P. G. Bowman, who
was found guilty of aggravated assault and
battery with intent to kill, and carrying
Cooking Stoves for sale at M. Levi's.
Pie Peaches, in gallon cans, att M. Le
vi's, for ->0 cents a can.
Francis Marion's G'rave.
Some weeks ago the Manning Tmas pub
lished a paragraph, the spirit -of which is
certainly commendable, and w-orth~y of em
uldation, but which contains a serious error
which should not be allowed to go uncor
The error to be noted is the statement
that Marion's grave is in Georgtowni coun
t, whereas, aus a matter of inet, his ashes
li- at Belle Isle phuntation, St. Stephen's
Parish, Berkeley. How the writer of the
above could have been led into this error is
One of the early issues of the Budyet in
1887 contained some very interesting and;
valuable information concerning the condi
tion of General Marion's grave wvhich at
this time will bear republication.
The facts are that about three years ago
during a storm a massive sugar-berry tree
was blown across the grave of th Swamp
Fox, and that of Mrs. Marion which ad
Ijoins his, and the stone slab over the Gen
Ieral's grave was coampletely shattered.
There was considerable interest expre.ssedl
at the tium-. and a country paper, possibly
with more j'ttriotism than iniluence and
dollars, prop'osed to raise a fund with
which to replace the slab and put thie graves~
'in good condition. A few dollars wvere sent
in, but ~interest languished, and nothing.
more has ever been dlone toward the consum
mation of this most lbmdab~le object.
It is further stated that the anegroes, the
only present occupants of Bell-: Isle planta~
tion, havo cut up the sugar-berry tree for
fewood, and have carried away fragmaent.s
of the shattered slab which are now dolog~
service as oven boacs in numerous negro
Ihovels aroun~d the country~side.
Unless something is done to reclaim the
graves of the faous old Revolutionary he
ro and his wife from the decay and ruin in
jto wvhich they are rapidly falling, it will
not be long before they will be in the same
William Moultrie, who died in 1805 full of
years and honor:, and wa buried at "Wind
cc. plautation in St. Jutnes. Goos" Creek.
No tomb was placed over his grave, and
his family and admirers c ntinued putting
it off year after year until in 1852, when a
number of ge'ntlemen visited the old bury
ing ground to locate the grave for the pur
pose of erecting a shaft over it, to their
mortitication, and the mortification of all
perso:xs who v:lue, the niemniory of the old
heroes of '74;. it we-; iimossille to identify
it among the m;.:y brish-.grown mounds in
the decaved enelosure.
In speaking of Marion's grave, it might
be of int. rest to uanv to know that. in
Rocky Bluff swamp, in Sumter county,
there is a low island--now altogether inac
cessible, unless a person is willing to gain
it on foot, cutting his way through the
dense canebrakes which surround it, with
an axe-upon which can still be seen the
ruins of one of Marion's old rendezvous.
The spot where the shanties for the protec
tion of the soldiers were erected is marked
by the remains of mud chimneys, and the
old forge where the horses were shod is al
most intact. The old-fashioned anvil was
in its place until a few years ago when a
country blacksmith penetrated the swamp,
and brought it away, and it is now doing
good servce in these piping times of peace,
as it did under the hammer of some stal
wart old soldier-smith a hundred years ago,
when every ring of the horseshoe caused the
rude patriots to start for fear it would guide
the enemy to their hiding place.
10) dozen all wool Cashmere Gloves, 15c.,
20c.. 25c., and up, at F. Levi's, Sumter.
Always on hand, a complete line of
Gent's, Ladies', and Misses' Shoes, at F.
Levi's, Sumter, S. C.
He Killed His Brol her.
GREFNwooP, S. C., Oct. 20.-On Friday
about 6 o'clock, P M.. McCreery Glymph shot
and kIll-e. John Giymph, his br( ther, at
Mac's residence., near Hodges Depot. John
had been boarding with Mac, who accused
him of being too intimate with his wife, in
consequence of which trouble has been ex
peeted between the brothers for some time.
Yesterday morning they both went to
Hodge, where Mac told John not to return
to his house again, and that he (Mac) would
send his clothing and other effects to him.
But John did not heed Lis brother's warn
ing. About G o'clock yesterday afternoon,
while Mac was standing in front of his
door, he saw John approaching with a pis
toi in his hand. Mac. anticipating trouble,
went into the house and got his shotgun.
John followed him into the house, still
flourishing his pistol, whereupon MIac shot
him in the bead, several of the shot pene
trating the brain and killing him instantly.
Mac surrendered and was placd in cus
tody. The Coroner's jury rendered a ver
dict of justifiable homicide.
INDISPENSABLE TO THE TOILET.
Darbys Prophylactic Fluid cures chafing.
eruptions and inflammation of all kinds;
cures inflamed or sore eyes; relieves pains
from bites or stings of insects and sore feet;
destroys all taint of perspiration or offen
siVe smell from the feet or any part of the
bov; cleanses andi whitens the skin. Used
as dentifrice it puiris the breath; pre
serves the teeth and cures toothache, sore
gurus and canker.
hACsONVLLE, FL.t., Oct. 22.-The nuin
ber of new cases to-d : v was forty-three.
There was only one death. Of the new
cases eight were white and thirty-five color
ed. Total cases up to date 3,8$9; total
Matter of Interest.
Caxtrrxoo., Tenn., June 27, 1888.
The Swift Specific Co., Atlanta, Ga.
Gentlemen-In 1886 I contracted
blood.poison, and at once sought a
physician, who treated me for several
months. By his advice I went to
Crab Orchard Springs, Ky., where
his course of treatment was carefully
observed. I recovered, as I thought,
but the next epring pimples began to
appear oiin y face andl body. These
gradually increased to sores and run
ning ulcers. I was advised to try S.
S. S., and immediately after taking it
I commenced to improve, slowly at
ir-st, but more rapidly afterwards,
and soon nothing remained to tell of
my trouble. My blood is now
thoroughly cleansed, and my system
free from taint, and I owe my present
condition-a perfect cure-to your
medicine. I cheerfully give this
statement that others who suffered as
I have may reap the same benefit.
HARiDY M. BR'r,
24 West 9th street.
Treatise on Blood and Skin Dis
eases mailed free.
THE~ Swner SPECIFc Co., Drawer 3,
0. and O.TEA
The Choicest Tea Ever Offered.
A MOST DELIcIOUs BEVERAGE. TRY rT.
Yeu winl r:ov uns nay other. OQuty r:Ou yaries.
It is the HrGHEST Gan LEAF, picked from
i the best plantations and guaranteed absolutely
pure and free from anl adulterations or coloring
matter. The packages are hermetically sealed
and warranted full weight. It is more econ
omical In use than the lower grades.
Oriental & Occidental Tea Co., L't'd:,
2tead1 Office, 35 Burlin~g Slip, w~ roi.
For sale by anl Grocers.
S. A. RIGBY,
MIaninig, S. C.
BULTMANN & BRO.,
-Manufacturers of and Dealers in -
ALL KIND)S OF
BO')TS, SII)ES, TL:UXKS,~ VALISE>, JRc.
'- U OJ|' e - ..' ---I
*osEs Lifo Mli V lrniUi.
ASE IMMENSE STOCK OF
FALL AND WINTER GOODS
On Land and Arriving by Every Train, and to be Sold
At Lower Prices
Than can be Purchased at Retail
In Any City in the United States.
Y.AT13DS' n sOODS.
Satoen Diagonals, Black Mohair. A full assortment of Cashneres. Greenland Suitings, Atlas Brilliantine, Groveland Suit,
ings, Brocade Dress Goods in large variety and styles. A full line of Dehieges, Sateens and Ginghams. Lace Curtains, Figs
ured and Plain Scrim, Large assortment of Cretonnes. Trimmings to match Dress Goods, such as Beaded Sets, Astrakhan,
Braid, Velveteen striped and plain, Plain and Sarah Silks in all shades and qualities. Also a fine line of Satin. Ladies'
Cloaks, Russian Circulars, New Markets, and Walking Jackets in latest styles. Large assortment of Jersey Jackets. Ladies'
and Misses' Lisle Thread Hose, Fine assortment of Ladies' Kid Gloves dressed and undressed, Jersey Gloves, Cashmere
Gloves, Cuffs and Collars, Corsets, Dress Extenders, and Bustles in latest styles, Ruching, Buttons. Doilies, Linen Table Dam
ask, and Oil Cloth.
Hats, Bonnets, and Caps in all styles and Prices. Ostrich Tips, Flowers, Ribbons, anything you wish in this line in Stock,
Cent's Clothing and Furnishing Goods.
Our Clothing Department is filled with a Large Stock of Gent's Clothing, in all Styles and Qualities, and ranging in price from $1 for a complete suit,
up to any price you wish. A large assortment of Pants for Children, Youths, and Men. Coats, Pants, or Vests, for all sizes and ages, sold separately or
in suits. 300 Dozen Hats, all styles and sizes, from 15 cents up. A Large Assortment of laundered and unlaundered shirts, from 50 cents up. Try one
of our 85-cents Mole Skin Shirts, or a 50-cents Cashmerette Shirt. They wear well, and are comfortable. Full assortment - of Bicycle Shirts. Pants
goods from $1.50 a yard down.
SHOES ! SHOES ! SHOES !
A'fine Penitentiary Handmade Shoe for $5. A good Penitentiary Shoe for $1.50, worth double the money. Try Levi's $3 Shoe, Our stock is im
mense, and is ordered direct from the Manufacturers. Ladies', Misses', and Children's Shoes a Specialty. Our prices are as low as any retail house in
the United States can afford.
$3.-W E rA.P 2 .r &Z47> 3'AmC -CxO 3' S.
Our Large assortment of canned goods will be sold at retail at wholesale prices. Best Flour, direct from the Tennesee Mills, and at lower prices
than any other house can sell. 500 sieves from 5c. up. Cheap enough. Crockery, Hardware. Anything that is kept in a first class ho-use.
Corner Boyce and Brooks Street. MANNING, S. C.
SUMTER, S. C.
Plain figures, One Price, and That the Lovest
JOHN REID IS NOW RECEIVING
A COMPLETE STOCK OF FASHIONABLE
FALL AND WINTER GOODS
-BOUGHT AT TIIE
Lowest Prices For Cash
In The Northern Mar~sets.
2ii' The purchasing public will find it greatly to their advantage to call and inspect the same'.
We have one price. Goods marked in
--Plain Figures t the Smallest Margin
6 at the
An. Inspetion1. Invited. ' Sam.nples Sent On. Apd11tat102.
John Reid, SUMTER, & C.
LOUIS LOYNS'S DIR RICK8'TOE Where are You Going?
.AE A AS USUA . Why of course to
I have exercised unusual care this season in buying my
goods, and am pleased to say that in my store will be
found an immense stock of the -
NEWEST AND MOST FASHIONABLE 6OS, Wholesale ad Retail erchants,
which I am positively determined to sell -OF -
CHEAPER THAN EVER BEFORE SUMTER, S C.
CIALLYlFall And W inter Dress Goods, WaIndite Retail Merchants from th, Country to I
Black and Colored Alpaeas, Caslimeres. Debeiges, Our W holesale Stock,
Flannels, both Plain and Fancy, Silk, Etc., Etc., And Colnpare Our Prices With Any Southern Marke.
--o-- __ 0--o
FULL LINE OF To the Retail Trade we offer special inducements. Our
atees aid Velvets For Turtim ings purchases are mhade With the iirinufacturers direct, and- you
Constantly on Hand. save the retailers' profit by buying your goods from us. Our
rT IS USErLESS TO ENUME~iATE. tremendoens stock must be sold and will be, at
I have novelties in Dress Goodh in every fabric and shade of color, that
are bound to please even the most fastidious of my customers. K k tom rices.
;i Call and Examine our stock of Boots and Shoes, Hats, Choice Family and Fancy
Groceries, Hardware, Crockery, Harness, Saddles, Whips, etc. A loage stock of Furii- -o ?
ire constantly on hard. Beds, Chairs, Chamber Sets, Patent Wihdow Shades, et . We have our Dry Goods, Grocei , Shoe an'l ClotniBn: De.'
Aents for the Domestic sewing Machines, the best in use. jplrtnients filled to overflowing.
clothing in Newest and most Fashionable StyI s and in Best Quality, for Boys,
Young Gezts. and Mer? My Ni- e of GEN'S kTRNISHING GOODS is unsurpassed. Our stock of Silks, Satin, and in fact everything a lady's heart
te hi. I neep every thing usualy fourd in a Geserac Merchandisk store, and in oth- ean wish, m makmg up her witer wardrobe or Christias
ricesand qiaity ofYodS F Y C OJXFPE TI TI O Y! troubssea, (an b~e bough t to- advantage at
My euet(Ymers can rest sadfied t1hat they will in all their O'Donnell & Ogig
transactions with me receive square dealing and honestIanSetS TE-S..
treatmednt. Tn short I have aistock of goods thatManSetSTE;s.c
can prd itself ie quantity,. quality, and low
price, and my effort ist'make my Store B. S. DINKINS, P E Pl A LE
one in which not only myself, bati O~tton Bu"er N lI K A~e~
the entke countly, can feel a JIfl EI flR AS
JUST FRI#$E -ANIN, . U- HEST IN THE IrdELD.