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THE MANNING TIME.
Published Eery ednesday.
Wednesday, October 23, 1889.
A concise prayer said to have been
offered by an earnest New England
deacon was as follows: "Lord give
us grace to know Thy will and grit to
Mrs. Mary Becker and Miss Julia
O'Connor fought a prize fight "for
blood" in a Wilmington, Del., saloon
on Monday. The O'Connor woman
won in seven minutes. Both were
badly beaten. Where is our boasted
Germany has a scheme of its own.
It is working practically in the mat
ter of an exposition. It is to con
struct a monster floating commercial
exposition. It is to visit all the great
harbors of the world provided it is
The Alliance men about Athens,
Ga.; are dissatisfied because the cot
ton bagging is stripped from the bales
and replaced by jute. They say they
will erect a compress of their own
and compress their cotton in the bag
ging they desire.
Mr. R. H. Rogers, of Darlington,
harvested his prize acre of corn last
week. The result was ninety-seven
bushels and nine pounds. One hun
dred'pounds of shucked corn contain
ed sixteen pounds of cobs and eighty
four pounds of grain.
A man named Perry, an Indianian,
is loudly complaining of bad treat
ment by the Administration, in not
rewarding him according to his work
for the party. He claims that he
took 7,000 negroes from South Car
olina and voted them in Indiana in
A professor of the University of
California asserts that he has discov
ered a process of tanning leather
which will make it almost indestruct
ible. As the people of the United
States expend $300,000,000 yearly .on
shoe leather, this is highly interesting
The wife of the late S. S. Cox is
said to have been his inseparable com
panion; she shared all his plans, and
made his life her own. Mr. and Mrs.
Cox were not only a devoted couple,
but she was like a partner to him in
his business, sharing his confidence
The costlie'st luxury in which a na
tion can indulge is one of the modern
warships. A century ago $500,000
was a great price for a warship. En
gland's most formidable one, the
Royal George, cost less than $350,000.
Now an ordinary naval vessel costs a
million and a half, while $4,313,970
was paid for the construction of the
Trafalgar, of the British navy.
President Stiles, of Yale College,
in the way back-in 1783-in a ser
mon made this prophecy: "It is prob
able that within a century .from our
independence the sun will shine on
fifty millions of inhabitants of the Unit
ed States. This will be a very great
nation,Inearly equal to half of Europe."
His prophecy was more than real
ized. In 1880 it had that population.
In 1883 it had more than 54,000,000.
In 1890 it will have no doubt 65,000,
In Spartanburg last Sunday night
while Mr. Williams the evangelist was
preaching a demure 'and solemn goat
walked into the church. Mr. Wil
liams remarked that he had seen the
devil assume many forms, but he nev
er saw him in the shape of a goat be
fore. The young people were much
amused by the goat, and especially
when an attempt was made to exclude
him from the church.
The members of a little colony of
Germans who recently arrived in
Walhialla, have made the first sub
stantial step towards becoming citi
zens. They have just closed negotia
tions for two fine farms, located two
miles from town ,and aggregating in
value $5,306.' They say that if they
are pleased with the county a thou
sand more from their old ho'me in
Germany will come upon their favor
able recommendation. Who knows
but this is the nucleus of a large Ger
man emigration to Oconee and the
whole of South Carolina ?.
The suggestion made by Mr. Chas.
Johnson, of Louisiana, in an article
to the Manufacturers' Record, to use
okra fibre instead of jute seems to be
a feasible one. After giving his ex
perience in .cultivating jute he adds
that the farmers "can have their cot
ton covered with okra fibre, of which
there is enough trampled under feet
annually to cover the entire cotton
crop. With okra they can secure the
fruit first, and then the fibre. Okra
will produce about the same amount
of~ fibre to the acre as jute. I have
found okra ten times easier to get the
fibre from than jute. I think it would
make a bagging superior to either
j~nte or cotton."
Too Many Rewards.
It is of prime importance that crim
inals be brought to the bar of justice.
A single evasion of the officers is
damaging to society and an evidence
of weakness in the government. To
accomplish the capture of a fugitive
from justice no reasonable expense
should be spared, but there is such a
thing as making rewardsburdensome.
We do not remember to have known
a time when the amount offered by
way of reward for the capture of con
victs in this State, exceeded that now
For the capture of those suspected
of crimes, we have a number of men
employed in each county in the State.
These men are paid for this, and it is
their duty to exhaust every means pos
sible to capture fugitives. The man
who does not do this, fails to do his
duty, and should be promptly remov
ed from office. Is it not a reflection
upon every sheriff, constable, trial
justice, grand jury, and even the peo
ple generally, that it is deemed neces
sary whenever a house is burned or
a horse stolen, to offer a reward in
money for the capture of the crimi
nal? Why should officers expect ex
tra pay for doing only their duty; or
why should others be asked to do the
work required of paid officers, and be
paid for it? If this thing continues,
we may expect sheriffs and constables
to refuse to ai y~f~lrewards are
An Eloquent Witness.
In the country court of Summit
county, O., a man was recently on
trial for stealing a horse from Albert
G. Mallison. The principal witness
for the prosecution was John Mallison,
age sixty-four years. The following
verbatim report of his testimony has
been sent to the Rochester Post-Ex
press by a Western lawyer:
Question (by the prosecuting attor
ney)-Where is your home, Mr. Malli
Answer-I reside, sir and gentle
men of the jury, in the Smokey City
of the Keystone State.
Question-At the time when it is
claimed that the horse was stolen you
were visiting your brother A. G. Mal
lison, I believe?
Answer-Gentlemen of the jury, at
the time the horse was stolen I
was visiting my only brother for the
first time in twenty years. We were
quietly sitting by the comfortable old
fireplace, engaged in a pleasant con
verse of our boyhood days, when sud
denly his hireling, without any sign
of warning, rushed into the room in a
state of breathless excitement, and
with quivering lips announced that
the best horse had just been taken
from the barn, and that he had come
up the highway just in time to see
him ridden rapidly away.
Question-This was in the evening
as I understand it; what kind of a
night was it, Mr. Mallison?
Answer-A few light and fleecy
clouds flitted across the disk of the
Question-What was done when
you heard this?
Answer-I said to the hireling:
Mount the large bay and ride up the
right hand with celerity, while I ride
up the left hand road with alacrity.
We mounted and were off like the
wind. At about two miles from the
starting point these two roads came
together. For some reason the ras
cally thief did not ride as fast as we,
and as we neared the point of inter
section I observed the hireling com
ing towards me, and the thief was be
tween us. I shouted to him to halt.
He saw the situation, halted and dis
mounted. I bounded away from my
horse. Hostilities ensued. I struck
him to the earth like a dog. He rose
again; hostilities were resumed.
The hireling was now with me and,
gentlemen of the jury, we soon had
the villian hors de combat and con
veyed to the tail of the county. Gen
tleman [rising to his feet and point
ing to the prisoner,] there sits the
cowardly, cringing, contemptible,
dastardly scoundrel, and may God
have mercy on his soul.
A Bowlegged Man's Chance.
Sam Jones says: "A bowlegged
fellow has a poor chance in life. A
country girl won't have him because
he can't keep the calf off; and a town
girl won't have him because she can't
sit in his lap."
President Porter, of Yale, once
gave this sound and wholesome ad
vice to the students: "Young men,
you are the architects of your own
fortune; rely on your own strength
of body and souL Take for your star
-self-reliance. Inscribe on your ban
ner, 'Luck is a fool; Pluck is a hero.'
Don't take too much advice, keep at
the helm and steer your own ship,
and remember that the art of com
manding is to take a fair share of the
work. Think well of youmself.
Strike out. Assume your own posi
tion. Put potatoes in a cart, go over
a rough road and the small ones will
go to the bottom. Rise above the
envious and the- jealous. Fire above
the mark you intend to hit. Energy,
invincible determination, with a right
motive are the levers to move the
world. Don't swear. Don't deceive.
Don't read novels. Don't marry un
til you can support a wife. Be civiL
Read the papers. Advertise your
business. Make money and do good
with it. Love your God and fellow
men. Love truth and virtue. Love
your country and obey its laws."
It is seldom noted that two kiling
frosts occur so early in October as
have appeared this year.
Stagnation Next to Damnation.
Sam Jones was once riding on a
Southern railroad on which the trains
made sixteen miles an hour. He com
plained to the conductor of the ex
treme slowness, and was complacent
ly told in reply that there had never
been an accident on the road. "Yes,"
said Mr. Jones, "and you never paid
the stockholders a dividend." It is
that way in religion. These slow,
quiet preachers who never did any
damage never paid any dividends into
Heaven. Stagnation, he repeated,
was next to damnation.
(Watchman and Sothron.]
Miss Lula Lucas, of Darlington, is visit
ing in the city.
We learn that the Mayesville post office is
so badly conducted that the people there do
not know when they can get their mail, or
when mail matter will leave there.
Messrs. W. H. Ingram and Colin C. Man
ning have entered into co-partnership for
the practice of law undei the firm name and
style of Ingram & Manning. and will occu
py the office now occupied by the senior
member, Mr. Ingram, on the court house
E. E. Rembert & Co.. though a young
growth are already spreading itself like a
green bay tree. Their adjunct house situ
ated on Main street, just north of Republican
recently fitted up, is being filled with their
goods. Their business embraces every
thing that a wide-awake house dealing in
hardware, doors, sashes, blinds, wagons,
buggies, etc., could possibly carry. Call to
see them at once.
On Thursday last, at 6.40 i'. x., (the train
being behind on that evening,) when about
four miles west of Sumter, the passenger
train of the W. C. & A. R. R., was shot into
by some unknowvn party. The ball entered
a window, breaking a glass and slightly
sratching the neck of a drummer occupy
ing a seat at the window, who in addition
to the wound from the bullet, received se
vere cuts about his head from the broken
glass. After doing this mischief the ball
passed on and imbedded itself in the wall
of the coach on the opposite side, narrowly
missing the head of a little girl sitting there.
A crime of this kind can only be perpetra
ted by a fiend incarnate, one so depraved as
to be utterly without regard for human life,
and ought to be pursued with the bitterest
Mrs. F. Marion Britton died at her home
in this county on the 12th inst.
Mr. C. W. Brown, the contractor to build
the court house, says the building will be
completed by the 25th inst.
The bri ge across Black river, at Sims's
Reach, has been completed and accepted by
the county commissioners.
William Dunmore, a colored man, was
found dead a few days ago by the side of
the track of the Northeastern railroad, a
short distance south of Black river. His
body showed signs of violence, and it is
supposed he was killed by the train.
Mr. W. A. Hanna, of this county, was se
riously burned on the face recently while
working a red hot piece of malleable iron.
He struck it a very hard blow which caused
particles to fly in his face and on his body,
setting his clothing on fire, and burning
his eyes so severely that it is feared he will
lose one of them. It was a singular acci
Mr. H. Z. Hanna, while out on a deer
hunt last week made a narrow escape of be
ing seriously shot. He was at his "stand,"
and Mr. P. D. Snowden, who was one of
the hunting party, not knowing exactly his
location, shot a turkey-one buck shot
striking Mr, Hanna's pipe in his pocket,
which prevented it from entering his body.
Mr Hanna says the shock was followed by
a temporary numbness of the place struck.
Mr. Edwin Harper, of Harper's, has har
vested his crop of corn, whichhe has grown
for the $500 prize. The whole number of
pounds of corn obtained was 4,278, equal
to 76 bushels, 1 peck, and 4 quarts. The
fertilization consisted of home made man
ures and cotton seed. The culture was lev
el and done with plows and cultivator. It
is but just to Mr. Harper, to here'state that
the acre on which that corn was grown con
tained twenty-five peach trees, in bearing
the (present year, and some 12 or 15
large pine stumps, which materially lessen
ed the yield.
h' FOR THE BLOOD,
Weakness, Malaria, Indigestion and
BROWN'S IRON BITTERS.
It cures quickly. For sale by all dealers La
medicine. Get the genuine.
A law has been passed in Georgia
forbidding the sale of cigarettes to
minors. Those opposed to the law
say that it cannot be enforced as its
provisions are distinctly unconstitu
tional. No one claims that the cigar
ette, anywhere, agrees with the con
DELINQUENT TAX SALES,
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA-COUN
TY OF CLARENDON.-Under and by
virtue of sundry tax executions directed to
me by Jos. Sprott, Jr., Treasurer of Claren
don county, I will sell at Clarendon court
house at Manning, within legal hour', on
Monday the 4th day of November next, the
following described property, or so much
thereof as will be necessary to pay tax, pen
alties and costs, thereon for fiscal year com
mencing Nov. 1st 1887.
H. H. LESESNE,
Sheriff Clarendon County.
Oct. 9th, 1889.
Evans, H. E., 41 acres.
Meekins, P. P., 39 acres.
Cummings, Est. J. D., 50 acres.
Richardson, Jno. 0., 47 acres.
* DOUGLAS TOwNsHIP.
Floyd, M. H., 156 acres, 1 building.
Hollaman, Rebecca, 30 acres, 1 building.
Knowlton, M1. E:, 65 acres.
Jayrol, Sami, 50 acres, 1 building.
Richardson, Jos. J., 1 lot, 1 building.
Baker, Mrs. E. V.. 35 acres.
Burgess, Washington, 1 acre, 1 building.
Hicks, Limus, 1 clock.
McCants, Isaac, 1 clock.
Scott, Cyrus, 8 acres, 1 building.
MT. ZION TOWNSHIP.
Felder, Mary Ann, 203 acres.
NEW ZION TOWNsHIP.
Rose, Miars, 1 cart.
SANDY GROVE TowNShIP.
Gowdy, J. G., 37 acres, 2 buildings.
ST. JAMEs TOWNSHIP.
Screven, E. W., 350 acres.
Shorter, Henry W., 25 acres, 3 buildings.
sT. MARKs TOWNSHIP.
Frierson, J. S. and L. G., 135 acres.
Hilton, Mose, Sr., 40 acres, 3 buildings.
Mashow, Mark, 15 acres, 3 buildings.
sT. PAULs TOWNSHIP.
Green, Henrietta, 15 acres.
FORESTON DRUB STORE,
FORESTON, S. C.
I keep always on hand a full line of
Pure Drugs and Medicines,
FANCY AND TOILET ARTICLES, TOILET
SOAPS, PERFUMERY, STATION
ERY, CIGARS, GARDEN SEEDS,
and such articles as are usually kept in a
first class drug store.
I have just added to my stock a line of
PAINTS AND OILS,
and am prepared to sell PAINTS, OILS
LEAD, VARNISHES, BRUSHES,
in quantities to suit purchasers.
L. W. NETTLES, M.D.,
Foreston, S. C.
REAL ESTATE AGEXT,
FORESTON, S. C.
Offers for sale on Main Street, in business
portion of the town, TWO STORES, with
suitable lots; on Manning and R. R. streets
TWO COTTAGE RESIDENCES, 4 and 6
rooms; and a number of VACANT LOTS
suitable for residences, and in different lo
calities. Terms Reasonable.
Also, a plantation near Greeleyville, 340
acres, 115 in cultivation, and a seven room
dwelling end necessary outbuildings.
303 King Street, Charleston, S. C.
Two Doors North of Liberty,
Shaving, Hlaircutting and Shampooing
ARTEsIAN BATHS, HOT AND COLD.
Special attention paid to cutting of chil
FIFTEE DAYS TRIA
is ousswaussE EF0E Ys AY ME N.qU
Dont ayanagntes o eobu sn 4fo c 0e
IF YOU WANT THE WORTH OF
Your Money in Groceries,
SPEND IT WITH
H. A. LOWRY, Agt.,
aManning, IS. C.
Your attention is called to my large and varied assortment of Fancy and Staple Grocer
ies, comprising everything in the way of of eatables that can be found in any first-class
Grocery Store. Fine goods are specialties, and reasonable prices rule throughout. No
baits, but let timate profits, prompt attention to orders, courteous treatment and honest
representatibns are the principles that characterize my business, and upon which I de
pend for a liberal support. MY PRICES ARE AS LOW AS THE LOWEST.
Canned Goods and Fine Delicacies.
Make your cash secure the best possible results in supplying the necessaries of life.
If you would do this, come to me; I will give you honest goods, full weight and measure
and satisfactory results for every dollar you leave with me.
Cassard's Lard, Purest Leaf Lard Made.
No matter what you want in Groceries, I will endeavor to supply you. Your trade is
what I want, and in order to secure it will exert myself to please in every way.
All Heart Cypress Shingles Always on Hand.
I take this means of announcing . to my friends, customers,
and the public generally that I have received and am receiving
daily an enormous stock of
and kindly request my old customers to inform their new friends
of the style I have of giving the greatest satisfaction to all cash
customers. My prices can never be lowered. I never wait for
reduction made by my competitors. I reduce prices on every
article as soon as there is a decline.
I Sell Everything Cheaper Than any Firm in Clarendon County,
My Motto: Live and let live; Quick Sales and Small Profits.
I have my store full of almost every kind of goods, and think
I can suit you in quality and price.
Call and Examine My Goods and Prices.
I shall be delighted to serve you, whether you buy or not.
LEADER OF LOW PRICES,
M m23.12a, S. C.
FORESTON TO THE FRONT!
One of the largest and best selected stocks of goods ever offered in this
market, is now being daily received by
C. M. MASON,
Foreston, S. C.
A splen'did assortment of DRY GOODS of every variety and style,
sure to please. We have some of the most handsome patterns of prints that
have been designed for many years..
Clothing, Hats, Boots and Shoes.
Our stock surpasses anything we have heretofore exhibited to the public,
both as regards quality, style, and price, and we believe that we can please
our people, and will make it to their interest to
Groceries of Every Hind at Lowest Living Figuires.
Tobacco, Cigars, &c.
Our store is well supplied with a full stock of all kinds of
Also, wwilpay highest cash prices for cotton, and every other kind of
country produce. *.i'Be sure to call to see us.
C. M. MASON,
Foreston, S. C.
Mrs. A. Edwards
Keeps always on hand at the
a ul supply, and choice assortment, of .
FAMILY AND FANCY GROCERIES.
Bread, Cake, Candy, Fruit, Etc.
I always give a full 100 cents worth of goods for the Dollar
MRS. A. EDWARDS, Manning, S.- C.
MAX G. Bryant, JAs. M. LE1.aD,
South Carolina. New York.
Grand Central Hotel. KA E H
BRYANT & LELAND, PEOPRIETORS.
Columbia, South Carolina.MA NING S.C
The grand Central is the largest and bestHaonhdalrgstcofalkdsf
kept hotel in Columbia, located in the E~X-.Gosuull eti
ACT BUSIXESS (ENTER OF THE CJIY
where all Street Car Lines pass the door, SNRLMRHNIESOE
and its MENU is not excelled by any in the
South. Go ao et.CekHmsu
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BrSh& oe' Suntore StREER IE ER
oferelts rno bo lieh iurs, and wlkno aigbeanledyalthemet
to the Clarendon people that they only want ceissi tat,(adrn Poii
to thank them for past patronage and asktinadafethmotsrcngcuin
for a continuance of same. Their stock this frtae faeoowsalwdt esl
season is more complete and Shoes arefreoSteanciylesadsoao
heaper than ever before. Either at mr eetyatrfrhraayigi lr
Wrholesale or Retail adaptzrta sntitxctn;pes
they will satisfy you in prices. There arespilysutdfresosfwaknde
many new stores in Sumter this season, and ict osiuin.I1a h at~flgr
we all know' "a new broomz sweeps clean," bero' h ietfao;bsds oadt
but 'tis well not to discard "the old friend itputyadm iinlq ltesispca
for the new." They carry in addition to l id forclbae ol eond
BOOTS AND SHOES a nice line of orgnlAtsawelae.Puupi
Trnk and Valises,
ma are agents for the "Light Runninganptetplidfr
White" Sewing Machine.WehvnoAetadoegnue
BULTMANN & BRO.,CAMR&ESTN
Opost Nrh id outHos Suae BSeniLMETTO BR HE RS,
Soda and Minera ate Bays
Sumter, S. C. HARLESToN, S. C.S.A
15 VALUABLE PRESENTS
The Manning Times Grand Gift Distribu
tion will be
Thursday, Nov. 28, 1889,
At which time we will distribute to our paid-up subscribers not less than twenty-five valuable
and useful prizes. See double column notice on another page. Every subscriber to the Manning
Times, who, before November 28, 1889, pays his subscription to or beyond
SEPTEMBER 1, 1890,
will receive a ticket for the Distribution, and will have his
Name' Published in Honor List.
It makes no difference whether you are a new subscriber or an old subscriber, whether you
have been taking the paper since it was first started, or whether you subscribe the day before
the Distribution takes place, if on the 28th day of November, 1889, your subscription is paid to or
beyond Sep. 1, 1890, you will have an equal chance in the drawing. Subscribe at once. Send mon
ey by registered letter or by money order to
S. A. NETTLES,
Editor Manning Times, Manning, S. C.
We are pleased to state that we now have in store and are daily receiving one of the most
of Merchandise ever brought to the interior. Our stock consists of
All Lines of Merchandise.
Hardware, Dry Goods, Groceries, Crockery,
Queensware, Tinware, and in fact any and all articles and items that the average man or woman
could want. We have on hand one of the finest lines of Cooks ever brought to any market. We
have in this line of Cooks all numbers and sizes. Small enough for the young man just mar
ried, and large enough for a family of twenty. We have taken great pains this year in the se
lection of our stock of
Fancy and Staple Croceries,
and all we can say is that we want all the gooti accounts in town and in the country. We can
and will sell you all the goods you want cheaper than you can buy them, and all you will have
to do to convince yourself of this fact is to come and see, and you will be convinced that our
stock by far is superior to anything in this section of the State.
We keep no g21iitwa
hands, and all such we can recommend.
Besides this we have abolished the old mode of transacting business. In former years, we
owing to the fact that we like all Americans like to keep up with the fashion and the ways of all
around us, have sold goods too high in order to make a good showing of assets.
But the writer had a dream. He was in his office, he had ledgers piled high, that represented
thousands of dollars. 3-8 claims out of date, barred by the Statute of limitation, 3-8 barred by
the right of the landlord, aiid 2-8 barred by the drought andc expiration of wind in the lungs of
old ponies and blind mules. All these amounts kept runnmng on; each year they were footed
up as assets-a big bubble made, filled with air, and like the boy's soap bubbIb soon burst, ten
ant gone, account worthless. He had run the tenant in the spring and summer, when naught
was in sight; the landlord took him up when the cotton came in. He awoke, and swore that he
would never follow such business again; that bright as the prospects might be, that armed with
all the wisdom and energy lie could comumanid, and closing'his ear to the suffering of the past,
He would forever quit the old nmode, and change
his business to something tangible.
So this year we have done so-we will sell you all the goods you want for credit or cash at
lower prices than you ever bought at before; but let's have some idea when you are going to pay.
We don't want any more millennium accounts or notes. We may not be present to collect them
and the banks don't want any paper over four months, and we sincerely trust we will get the
crop of 1889 out before it comes, for we have one of the largest crops this year that w~e have
ever had. No introduction is needed, ao apology is offered for 1889.
It comes freighted with the wisdom of centuries and each corn crib is loaded with the richest
treasure that God ever gave man. Bread no object amnd Bacon at the price we are selling, no
one can complain. And all should feel good this year. Let us~ get out of debt; let all of us
commence anew, and the prices we are selling any and all lines of goods al to-day, will con
vince all that come that some miraculous change has taken place. Well it has.
We Want to Live, and Want You to Live!
and we therefore shall try and please all in prices and goods, and we want to build up in Man
ning what Clarendon County needs, a first class store where you can get what you want andare
in need of at a living price,'and in order to convince youi of this we must ask you to come and
see. Yes, crops are magnificent this year; cotton bringing better prices than for years: let
us get out of debt, and work on a cash basis. I am p)reparied to offer for the cash the greatest
inducements that any merchant can offer. Come to see me. Y ours respectfully,
- --IGl BAlRGAINS
H. T. AVANT'S
CHEAPEST STORE IN SUMMERTON.
When old high prices had his fingers ini your eyes I cam e and pulled them out. Now keep
them out by trading with mec. I always have on hand a big stock of
HIGHEST CASH PRICES PAID FOR COTTON.
. T. AVANT, Snmmerton. S.C.