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ACCORDING XO A RECENT RUL
ING MAIL BOXES
Must be of Certain Construction and
are for Sot More Than Five
On account of the increase in the
number of rural delivery carriere.
around Columbia, especially in the
seventh congressional district, Con
gressman Lever has obtained from:
the postmastar general an important
ruling on the letter box question. This
ruling is important beoauss recantlr
there have been a number of agents
through the country representing let
ter box concerns and as the boxes sold
do not comply with pcstcfil03 regu'a
M?ns the h'X93 havo boor condemned.
E'cently Mr. L?ver -vrjce tie post
master genenl asking for the *ule
governing the manufacture o? br ices
by the patrons along the roures of de
livery and a reply has been received
Btatfog that b'xes can be built by the
patrons of a route if they comply with
the Bpeclficstlcns. I? is also stand
that one family and as many as five
can u?e each hex provided % -,e name
of each is on said bcx and the word.'
"approved by the postmaster gsnersl"
is printed thereon in plain letters. The
special requirements issued according
to the letter to Congressman Lever
are a? follows:
Einh person desiring the rural de
! livery service must erect at his own
cost, and in the manner prescribed bj
the regulations of the department, a
box complying with the following
Material?Galvanized shee* iron or
sheet steel of not lew than 20 gango.
s!z9, not leas than 18 by 6 oy 6 inch
The edges muft be supported by
folding the me:al back upon itaelf, or
by riveting to band iron or steel at
least one-sixteenth inch in thickuess
and at least one-half inch in width,
or by wiring with not less than No 20
gauge wire. b' xis made of heavier
material than 20 gauge need not be
Material.?Galvan?z-d sbe*t iron or
sheet steell of not less than 22 gauge.
Where back iron or steel! iB uerd, and
galvanized after b x-j:< are made, not
less than 18 inches iocg by 6 inches
The edges must ba supported and
strengthened, by corrugating, bend
ing, or curling, or by firing with No
10 gauge wire, or by folding metal
back upon itself, or by supporting by
riveting to suoh edges band iron at
least one-sixteenth itch in thickness
and one-half Inch iq width.
All boxes must be made in wort
manlike mannyr; no j9lHtfs depending
solely on sold*'-, hu: a.l riveted; cov
ers, lids, or lno cements hinged or
plvoteo in a strong, substantial man
ner, and ed^es of suae .extend down
or lap uvar ti-e mail-holding oompart
meiit, so as to thoroughly protect the
mail from rain, snow, or dust in ali
conditions of weather; all exposed
parts, such as rivets and hinges, to b.
galvanized. Apertures in rural mall
boxes, through whioh to deposit mad
without unlocking boxes, should b.
made sma'l enough or proteoted by
some device, to prevent the improper
abstraction of mail.
WIBKED AT WKOHG GIEL.
A. Masher ia Severely Whipped
While Crowd Looted On.
If all girls were like Miss Helen
Millar, of New York the "mashing"
habit would get a kneokout blow.
This }0ung woman, believes not onlv
In havirg "mashers" arrested but in
thrashing them besides. The victim
of her convictions was Sellm E' Wor
sted who says he is a dentist at Nj.
239 Sixth avenue, New York. Nurs
ing sundry bumps on his face and
body he is undertook acd key at the
Tenderloin police station.
Mies MUler, who is a preety bru
nee.te, *ason her way be me from a
visit on the West Sine. At Twenty
first street and Sixth avenue a man
tried to at track her attention. S ie
paid no attention, but he followed
her and stopped as he reaoned the
curb at Twentysecond street 8n6
waited for her.. "It's a charming
evening, little girl," he said.
Miss Miller walked rU?ht on, but he
overtook her again ace sted her Sh?
beo;me a little frightened ano glanc
ed around vainly for a policeman.
Then soe entered a candy store tt
get rid of the man and sat down at
& soda fountain. To her suprise the
strange man came in and reached for
ecda cheok saying he would pay for
the drink. Then he attempted to
take held of her arm, at the same
time winking at her and the attend
ThiB was too mueb for Mies Miller
She jumped ug and struok the man
full in tbe face with her fist. Woos
ter bscktd toward the door, but was
followed by Mitti Miller, who beat him
over the head. She was still at It
when a policeman pushed his way It
through a gathering crowd and sepa
rated them. Mlas Miller recited be
woes, and the mm, with tbe police*
man and the heorine, started for the
When arraigned before the sirgcan'
the man tried to make a counte
charge against Miss Miller, but th
sergeant told him he would Lave t?
tell h's side in court. A larire crowc
filled to the police station, and wher
Miss Miller was leaving gave her a
hearty cheer for her pluek. She ap
pealed to the seargeant for an escort
home, and a big policeman was de
tailed to fh'.s r!ut*
that will last a life time is what yob j
want. Our Organs have a pure tone
and lovely cases. We can suppl}
you with an Organ that will please ir.
every particular for only $65 and $70,
delivered. Wlite us for our specia;
erms of payment, and for illustrations
f tbe beautiful Organs referred to.
If you prefer a Piano we have beau
tiful and good new Uprights from $1??
up on easy terms.
Addieis ?alone's Music House,
Columbia, S. fj.
FC R T
sell to every Customer mentioning this Ad--so don't' forget this-WE DO
W ?AlT WE SAY. Gome early and buy all you want
1250 yds. 36 inch Sea Island A. LL., 5c yd.
1000 yds. 28 inch Sea Island, 4c yd. ^
1150 yds. 36 Xtra Heavy Homespun best quality, 33 short ends 6c
I case 36 inch Bleaching! T. P. A. brand, very soft finish worth
8 l-3c at 7c
1000 yds light color Outing 27 inch wide 5c
20 pieces 27 inch wide good Outing dark 5c
BOO yds dark fleece back Shirting special 8c
100 pieces best quality Calicos 5c
Xtra heavy Drilling best quality 6 3-4c i
Special values Bed Ticking 8c 10c I2c
Good Heavy Unbleached Sheeting special 20c
300 pair of Wool Blankets go iii. this sale at about cost every pair
new this Fall
100 pieces dark and light Flannelettes 8c yd
Kiese offerings sit such Low prices will only last TWO v/EEXS^so don't pot it of?
ome and get thepi, we have had a good business so far, but must do better, as my
BETTER. So it's up to you==I will do what I say.
We are specially strong this year in Dress Goods, Silks, Clothiner, Shoes, and every line will be treated' with a division
of profits for the NEXT TWO WEEKS. So come sure to the October Surprise Sale at
OCTOBER 11 to 25, it will pay you to come
W. C. Norwine, of Flat River, in the lead mine district
of Missouri, has sent us this photo of a pair of Diamond
Brand shoes worn 10 months underground where
ordinary shoes average about 6 weeks.
Our heavy Diamond Brand work shoes are in every
way as superior in their class as are our highest grade
dress shoes?and we make more fine shoes than any other
House in the West.
WE MAKE MOPE E/NE SHOES TffAJV A,
OTHEf? HOUSE //V THE WES T
FOREMAN AND RICKENBAKER.
fr DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, FURNISHINGS, SHOES, ETC.
I NEW GOODS
j LATEST STYLES,
LOWEST PRICES. I
Call and let us show you what
we have to offer : : : :
(g| SNOW SHOES DOROTHY DODD SHOES (0)
? EOR MEN. FOR WOMEN.
The Sumpter citizens say there was The number of dead as tbe result
no danger of lynching the negro who/of the typhoon at Hongkong is now
shot Mr Gillaid. | placed at 10.000.
To Cure a Cold in On
-:? -Emive Broms ^uinfee vcir^ ^
Seven MUEon boxes sold in past !2 months. TMs Signatare,
Grand Fall Opening
Thousands of Dollars worth of the newest Dress Goods,
Silks, Trimings. Shoes and Tailor-?dde Garments, now on
display at our Emporium.
- Never has such a complete line been shown f range
burg, and never have we known such desirable goods to be
sold so cheap
Tailor Made Suits.
PKLKCljJ CHAP GRAY SUITS, made of beautiful Gray Serge, cut in
the nobbiest style, rich and becoming a special bargain at.$12 50.
SEMI LIGHT BROADCLOATH SUITS, the stylish hip length
suits, lovely plaited skirt, a handsome suit, made of lovely cloth epecials
at.$15.00 and 10.00.
PRE FTY ETAU SUITS, an el aant line of these becoming suits, all
desirable colors shown, a big special ..t.$10.00.
Fine Dress Goods.
R CH SATIN PRUNELLA, all the popular colors, 45in wide...$l 00.
IMPERIAL SERGE 45 inches wide, the vr-ry latest colors, very
SILK FINISHED PANAMA, a grand assorlmtnl of colors, spc;d...?Uc
CHIFFON BROADCLOTH, full 52 inches wide all the imported
shades, extra fine.$1 00
TAFFETA-CLOTH, one of the latest wears, looks like silk, a beauty
ALL WOOL SERGE, a lovely fabric that is shown in all leading
colors, a winner.50c.
CRYSTAL SILK, an exquisite silk, shown in "-iO lovely shades a,
lovely fabric special.00c.
Valuable Property for Sale.
]\TY ORCHARD FARM 24 MILES
jM. north of City on Stage Road, con
tains 4.5} acres. Half cleared and under
cultivation, other half well timbered, u
acres fenced. Un property there are
4 acres of U year old peach trees in
prime bearing condition. Nice dwell
ing, pleasant surrounding properly will
increase in value yearly.
W. II Hakley.
?)-20-3t Orangeburk', -s- O.
rr?-? t y-rr ammji hi i mir
in Two Days.
^YTrtrz^p' box. 25c.
Notice to Creditors.
4 LL persons HOLDING claims
J\ against the estate of Mrs. Ann C.
Williamson,deceased, will present the
same proper]} proven, and all persons
indebted o said estate will make pay
ment to T. M. Raysoii,
A. W. SfMMKKS,
Qualified Executors of the lasi will
and testament of Mrs. Ann C. Wil
liamson, deceased. ?-13 4L
I until Rttfirlng.
It have opkned a shop for
1 Repairing burniture, Up-liolster
intf, ?.^c, and respectfully ask for a
share of the public patronage. All
work entrusted to my care will be
neatly and prompt ly executed Shop on
street in rear of Wannamakcr. Smoak
& CO. J.O. jonkb.
ARE YOU GOING?
Greater - Gala - Week
November 5 to 10. Will Be Best Ever Held.
Grand Miliatary Features,
Guard Mount and Por
Gorgeous Aquatic Carnival,
Bain's Manhattan Beach Fireworks,
Trades, Fantastic and Eloral Parade,
Firemans Parade and Fxliibition!
Charleston Poultry and Pet Stock Show.
( ne fare, plus 25c, for Rounds*^ On All Railroads,
Millinery Opening Was A Grand Success.
Our Pattern and Trimmed Hats are considered
"The Smartest Ever"
By the Trade. ?
We are now showing the very newest creations in Fall Styles.
We aim at exclusiveness of design.
We are confident that we lwve the LundEomest and most origiual as
orlnients of hats in the city.
Tf you are looking for something
SfyliSh = Chic = Nobby In Millinery
You will find it at Pike's.
Remember we have as find a stock of Dry Goods ever
shown in the City. We guarantee satisfaction.
Kemember our motto: No matter what prices are quoted
you, we are always lower.
JL G? Pike? tlr?< Inc?
ON 9 4ROLL McCOFMICK HCS
KER & Shredder good as new
8150.00. One Hay Press good as new
850.00. A. V. Ghbenk,
9-13-tf Springfield. S. C
Land for Sale.
IX TRACTS CONTAINING
acres tw j miles from city on Stage
and ColumUa roads. Por further par
ticulars app'v at
Silly & Frith's Buggy flouse.
COTTON BATTEN FOR MAK
ing mattresses and comforts fo.
sale at 8 cents per pound.
Okakok Cotton Mills.
Ice! Ice! Ice!
T. M WAY HAS OPENED HIS
J ice house in full blast. Secure ycur
coupons or have the right change to
void dely. Phone 10?.