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THE MAN1NG TIES.
Manning, S. Co
S. A. NETTLES, Editor.
WEDNESDAY, November 20,1889.
The National Democrat, a paper pub
lished in Washington, saw fit re
cently to turn loose its vials of wrath
upon the Charleston World. The
World replied to the article in a dig
nified manner, one that we thought
appropriate, but it also made an un
called for sling at the country press
of this State. We had not intended
making note of this fling, but we
judge the World wishes our opinion
on the subject, as it has sent us a
marked copy of that paper. We
shall therefore take this opportunity
of giving vent to some thoughts along
this line, using the World's paragraph
for our text. The World says:
We think it very probable that we
can stand this abuse, as every cox
comb in this State who dignifies him
self with the name of editor, has done
nothing but abuse us for every decid
ed utterance we have made. We
have few friends among our country
exchanges; they do not like our inde
pendence of thought; they cannot
bear pur praising and criticising, in
discriininately, Republicans and Dem
ocrats, who deserve applause or cen
sure. Their school of politics having
taught them that one party must be
always right and the other always
Now the above paragraph certainly
does not have reference to us, as we
never in all our life have been insult
ed with the insinuation of being a
dude or a coxcomb, and we likewise
admire independence of thought and
speech. Therefore what we say will
be honest criticism, and in no way
can be construed into a vindictive re
We like the World and have often
spoken a kind word for it, but we are
free to say that to us it has some im
perfections. We like its straightfor
ward,- honest way of saying things,
and we think it has many valuable
points; but somehow we can't fancy
one of its apparent features: the
principle that endeavors to rise by
crushing down others. Sometimes
we see this cropping out in the World.
It is in our judgment poor policy.
The public does not like it. It is a
well-founded principle of our busi
ness to take care of our own sweet
self first but never by attempting to
crush out our opponents or competi
tors by saying or doing aught against
hem. We think such a course mean
'eanoutside of the high
bcaarable p~re in volvedigdhis'
course, we find it payE~TPhe public
'is always ready to regard with suspic
ion the person who vituperates his
opponent, and the general result is,
the vituperation proves a boomerang,.
injuring the vituperator. Our obser
vation bears us out in this. Now the~
World is not as much in fault in this
matter as several other papers 'we!
col isfrtlfl it is notl
One thing we admire in the World
as the high plane on which it carries
-on a controversy. We do not recall
an instance where it ever sank into
the contemptible style of using abuse
and billingsgate for argument. No
newspaper, or writer who lays claim
to being a gentleman, can afford to
adopt such a style in his writings.
The moment one leaves the field of
argument and enters that of abuse he
shows his weakness and want of cul
ture. Argument is a powerful and
-effective weapon in a righteous cause,
-but abuse and ungentlemanly lan
guage is abhorrent to the refined and
caltivated. We could never compre
h end how a writer in a newspaper
could retain his self-respect and yet
give and take vile epithets. We
thik it always proper to treat any
thing in a newspaper in the same way
the same thing wo~ld be treated if ut
tered in the street face to face. Ev
ery man should be held personally
accountable for his utterances any
* where and at any time.
-If there is any necessity for saying
anything through the public press,
let it te couched in terms appropriate
to the occasion and to the subject,
but let nothing be set down in malice.
Because one differs from me it does
not necessarily hold that I am right,
and the other party wrong: therefore,
as long as argument is used grant to
*every one that he is honest in his con
victions; but the moment billingsgate
is introduced it is a tacit acknowl
edgemaent that the party using it is
wrong, or is a too quick tempered
The World claims that it has few
friends among the country press of
this State. The World is in a better
-position than we are, to make this as
sertion. We do know, however, that
TEE MA!4xnG Tnus is a friend to the
World, and we have never failed to
respond promptly to-any request for
a favor that the World made of us.
Can the World say the same course
has always been pursued by it to
wards the country press ?
A commercial cable from Charles
ton, S. C., to Hayti, and thence ex
tending to South America, was to
have been landed at Charleston to
-day. The French Cable Company
ave the matter in hand..
NO PAY; NO PAPER.
After our Grand Gift Distribution
we are coming down to a strictly
HARD CASH BASIS. We shall
send the Trs only for the money.
If the Tnes is worth anything it is
worth paying for; and if any one does
not think it worth paying for, all
right. THE MANNING TIMES will go to
no one after Nov. 30th, except for the
cash or its equivalent. That's busi
ness, and we mean it.
THAT UNNECESSARY INQUEST.
We are told that Coroner Rowe
last week publicly called in question
the statements made by us three
weeks ago, in reference to his holding
an inquest over the body of Mr. Thos.
E. Shannon. We have not seen his
article but we wish simply to reiterate
every word in that article. We were
present when Coroner Rowe was
making his preparations to leave
Manning to hold the inquest, and ad
vised him not to go. Mr. W. H. H.
Hobbs, chairman of the board of
county commissioners, and Dr. I. M.
Woods, the attending physician, told
us that they advised Mr. Rowe not to
hold the inquest; and Mr. Hobbs
says he urgently protested against the
holding of the inquest, and told Mr.
Rowe that he would never approve
of any claim he might present for
holding this inquest. Mr. Hobbs
says that Mr. Rowe had, as he
thought, abandoned the idea of hold
ing the inquest, and that the funeral
procession with the corpse had left
the house for the cemetery when the
inquest(?) was held. These same gen
tlemen told us that the jury of inquest
did not view the body, or examine
the only person who was in the room
at the time of Mr. Shannon's death.
After we wrote the article three
weeks ago, criticising Coroner Rowe,
we read it to Dr. I. . Woods (who
Mr. Rowe says requested him to hold
the inquest) and l'e told us it was ex
actly correct. As will be seen we
wrote our article on information.
which we then condered, and yet con
sider, perfectly reliable.
WHISKE OR NO WHISKEY 3
Foreston is to vote the first Mon
day in December on the' whiskey
question. Every man who has the
interest and welfare of the town and
community and of his own family at
heart, will not, for a moment, hesitate
how to vote. A barroom in Foreston
would be a curse to the town, with
no benefit. The expense of keeping
up a police force in a small town
where whiskey is sold is more than the
revenue from the barroom. Then the
danger, the misery, the damnation it
will cause in so mnany households.
Better, far better, to get the charter
of the -town rescinded, and let the
town rgek on indeg eff6f"nypo
lice powers, than that an accursed'
barroom should be opened in the
town. Every family has at some time
felt the venomous sting of alcohol.
Foreston is no exception. Then let
every respectable man in the town,
every wvoman, every child, do all in
his power to avert the threatened
SUMTER'S TRADE RETIEW.
T he Sumter Watchman and Southron
issued this week a trade review, which
is one of the most handsome and at
tractive trade issues we have ever
seen. It contains eighteen views of
the principal points of interest i
Sumter, and twenty-two portraits of
its most prominent citizens, in all for.
ty pictures. It gives a history of all
the enterprises of the place, and shows
that the trade of Sumter has been a
regular even growth, without any
boom. In 1887 the population was
2,709; in 1889, only two years, the
Watchman claims a net increase of
1,452 inhabitants, making the present
population 4,161. The business of
this year is $3,102,500, an increase
over last year of $184,200. The tax
able property is returned at $1,225,160,
which the Watchnran thinks is only
half its market value. It has four
railroads, two banks, a cotton factory,
an electric light plant, etc. The show
ing is very creditable for both Sum
ter and the Watchman. The trade is
sue contains eight eight-column pages,
and is printed on book paper.
MANNING WANTS THE RAILRlOAD).
The Eutawville Railroad will soon
be completed through this county to
Sumter, and a large part of the trade
of western Clarendon will drift away
from Manning. We want a railroad
to this section for the purpose of com
peting for the trade, and also for the
purpose of giving us a competing line
to Charleston. Cotton is now shipped
from Summerton to Charleston for a1
third less than from Manning. A
road built to Manning would get its
full share of the freight, and would
also do a good passenger business.
We understand a special train is now
run from Vances to Elloree, and that
it pays. The same train could prob
ably do the work on both these branch
lines, and pay a still greater dividend.
Manning wants this branch line.
Mr. H. W. Fulmore died suddenly of ap
oplexy at his home near Cade's depot last
A number of horses and mules~ have died
in this county during the past two weeks.
We have heard that not less than eight or
ten have died of blind staggers.
Mr. Thomas Humphreys, .a citizen of Flor
ence county, was returning to his home from
Cartersville in his cart last Saturday. stand
ing up in it-, when his horse became fright
ened, ran away,' threw him out and broke
his neck, killing him instantly.
Capt. W. 11. Johnson died at his home in
the neighborhood of Johnsonville in this
county on Sunday last, after a long sickness,
which confmed him to his house many
nioths. He was paialyzed eight or ten
days before his death and was unable .to
F. Levi Quotes a Few
The Fall season is
here, cotton is coming i,
into market rapidly.
Good crops have been 1
made, and all will have i
more or less money to
spend. I am paying the
very highest cash prices
for cotton, and selling
my goods at the very S
lowest rock bottom cash
figures. Be sure then e
when in Sumter to call
at my store. It will be f
decidedly to your inter- s
est to do so.
In our Black Goods d
Department we quote
Double Width Cash- f,
mere at 25, 30, 35, 40,
50, 75, and $1.00. All
good value for the a
All Wool Henriettas d
at 40, 50, 75, and $1.00.
All Wool Cashmeres, a
double width, in colors, e
25, 35, 50, 75, and $1.00.
Single Width Mohair s:
Goods, in Stripes, e
Plaids, and Solids, at -
12 1-2, 15, 20, and 25 a
Gingham in great va
riety of patterns at 8
Etoile de Nord, a
12 1-2 cents.
Imported Ginghams, s
20 cents. t]
Satines at 10, 12 1-2, r
15, and 20 cents. d
Percales at 12 1-2
Full lines of Corsets, i
from 35 cents to $1.50. c
Corsets $1.00. Warner's s
Health Corsets $1.25. n
Whatever you want,
you can get at i
FERDINAND LEVI'S, i
Sumter, S. C. a
[(ea-s and Courier.]
Foster, Mrs. J. E4Ien. e5B
Mrs. J. Ellen Foster made quite an
exhibition of herself in the recent
convention of the Woman's Christian
Temperance Union at Chicago. 'Some- I
how-perhaps it was because her u
husband has been "recognized" by tc
the present administration-she felt tc
it to be her, bounden duty to defend es
Vice-President Morton and his bar- ir:
room in Washington. and when herm
sisters declined to hear herreflect ionsR
upon their lovable presidlent, Miss. at
Willard, Mrs. Foster got as mad as a a]
wet- no, a "dry"-hen. -While she w
was in her tantrum, Mrs. Foster de- l
cared that, if she were running a:t
hotel like the Vice-President, she p
would also have a barroom attached
to it, or words to that effect, and
made it very clear that in her zeal to
defend tM~ Vice-Presidr't, because he h
is a.-Pepublican, she lost sight of thaLt
edsistency in preaching and practice b
-hich should ever characterize the
conduct of an apostle of temper- tl
The upshot of the Foster episode't
was that Mrs. Foster and the Iowa
delegation withdrew from the conven
tion. So much the better for the con
vention and for the work in wvhich the if
Woman's Christian Temperance Un
ion is engaged. It was mainly throughg
the influence of such wvomen as Mrs.
J. Ellen Foster that the temperance
cause received so severe a rebuke in I
Iowa. It has been through the par
tisan course of Mrs. 3. Ellen Fosterd
and her use of the temperance or- c
anization to advance the interests of.
the Republican party that the Prohi-I
bitionists of Iowa have come to grief.
The Woman's Christian Temperance i
Union can get along without Mrs. J.
Ellen Foster far better than Mrs. J.
Ellen Foster can get along without
the Woman's Christian Temperance A
Union. Miss Willard, as they say inb
Kansas, is worth a cowpen full ofb
Mrs. J. Ellen Fosters.
How to Make Money.
Having had samples of e*
cotton from other gins com'- h
pared with those from ours e
by competent judges, we can a
now assure our patrons at a,
least 1-4 cent per pounda
more for their cotton than a
any other gin in the State.
We would like those who Ih
will not patronize us to come 1~
around and see how much
better their neighbors get e
their cotton ginned than they
do. If they can show us any
fault in our work we will be
glad to know it. It will be I
to the interest of any one to ec
see us before ginning else
where, as we are offering
special inducements for this
and next month; also will
pay more for cotton seed
than any one else, or will ex
change the meal for them.
Come and see us.
C. R. & W. S. HARVIN. a
Mr. J. C. Huntley has traded his
house on Market square, now occupied
by Mrs. Finlayson, to Mr. P. H. Brock
for the house which the latter owns on
the'corner of Market and 5th streets.
This is the first time that we evert
heard of men swapping houses.- ('he
The assessed valuation of property
2 Asheville, N. C., for 1889, is $4,153,
34, against $904,428 in 18S0, an in
rease of nearly five hundred per cent.
i nine years. But few cities can
'ake a better showing.
Who would have thought that 10
ents on every barrel of beer brewed
i New York in one year would aggre
ate $446,000 ? There are, it seems,
,460,000 barrels of beer sold by the
few York brewers every fear, or
bout three barrels for each man,
roman, and child living in the city.
Large deposits of ice, believed by
:me to be relics of the glacial period
i this country, have been discovered
i Idaho. They are embedded in
arth and overgrown with moss, which
as prevented them from wasting
way. It is seriously proposed to
>rm companies to mine this ice for
de in Western cities where ice is al
rays dear and scarce.
The Czar is said to be in constant
read of assassination, and this state
f ever present fear, added to the he
ditary melancholy of the Romanoff
imily, has so utterly shattered his
erves that for days together he is
ractically not responsible for his ac
ons. He also smokes incessantly,
nd not only endeavors to sustain his
pirits by copious libations of cham
agne and brandy, but has taken to
rugging himself with chloral.
Capt. P. W. McKinney, the Demo
ratic Governor-elect of Virginia, in
a interview a few days ago, remark
: that it was with a great deal of
leasure he could say that through
at the campaign he met with not a
ngle indignity of any kind. No one
er hooted or hissed him, and he
-as confident that no man ever made
more thorough canvass, he having
kissed but one appointment. He
ever saw the Democrats so thorough
organized and the Republicans so
isrupted in his life as they were, and
>r full two months .before the election
e hadn't had the slightest doubt
bout the party's success.
The naval commission appointed to
lect the site for the navy yard on
e Southern coast has submitted its
port to the secretary of the navy,
commending the establishment of a
ry dock, repair shops, and supply de
t at Port Royal, South Carolina.
u estimate accompanying the report
ses the cost of a timber dry dock,
milar to those now building for the
-overnment, at $675,000, to be com
leted in three years. The commis
on also recommend the establish
Lent of a construction yard at Algi
s, opposite New Orleans. The re
)rt of the commission now goes to
ie secretary of the navy and he will
ansmit it to Congress for such action
may be deemed proper.
The revolution that was effected in
razil last week was one of the most
ccessful pieces of political work of
odern times. By the revolution the
)vernment is changed from a mon
chy to a republic. The Emperor,
om Pedro, quietly accepted the sit
tion and has gone with his famuily
Portugal. A government similar
that of the United States has been
tablished, and everything seems to:
dicate that it will be stable and per
anent. Dom Pedro, on leaving
io, was presented by the provisional
ithorities with ?580,000), an~d was
so informed that ?80,000) pereo
ould be allowed hmimi fromini the civil
t. It doesn't seem to be such a bad
ing after all to be a dethroned Em
The Fight of the Farmers.
The address of President Stack
)use "to the members of the Alliance
South Carolina" should be read
Severy farmer in the State, wvhether
be in or out of the Alliance; for
e fight of one is the fight of all.
he farmers have put their hands to
e plough and they cannot look b)ack.
he splendid warfare that they have
aged will have been waged in vain
at this critical moment in the con
st they surrender all that they have
"If wve are to continue and succeed
this fight," says Presidcnt Stack
use, "we should lose no time."
very Sub-Alliance in the State must!
side for itself, and decide quickly-,
hether or not the contest shall be
rtinued next year. It will be pos
ble to obtain an ample supply of
tton bagging to cover every bale of
tton grown in the South next year,
the .Alliance will take its stand
pon this question nowv. The mills
ill not manufacture cotton bagging
aless they have a pledge from the
liance that the cotton bagging will
Sused for covering the crop next
~ar. The mills were not able to
anufacture cotton bagging-in suffic
nt quantity to cover the present
~ars crop, because the Alliance did
>t give them time to put up the nec
sary machinery for the manufacture
'the bagging. ~The question of tare
is not been ttdjusted, because the ex
anges have been led to believe that
e farmers were only making a spurt,
id that they could not hold out
~ainst the combination.
Unless the farmers act now1 and1
t together, the contest will turn
ainst them next year and their last
ate will be worse'than their first. If
e principle for wvhich the Alliance
as been contending was worth fight
ig for this year, it will be worth
ghting for next year, and every
ear. Bat in order to win, the farm
e's inust stand together and work to'
ether.-News and Cuner.
Editor Sis Vets Married.
ORANxGEBURG, Nov. 1-.-Last even
ig, at the residence of Capt. H. G.
heridan, on Amelia street,. in this
ty, Mr. James L. Sims, the editor
nd proprietor of the Times and /Jem
-rat, was married to Miss Georgie C.
heridan, the eldest daughter of Capt.
heridlan, the Rev. G. P. Watson of
ciating. The bride is one of the
rettiest and most accompJlished
oung ladies of this sect ion of - the
ountry. Mr. Sims is well known in
bis State as a very live and energetie
ud enterprising newvspaper man, as
11 who read his journal -well know,
ud if he makes as good a husband
s he does manager of a newspaper
is wife must be congratalatcd. The
ewly married couple have already
loved into their elegant and well ap
ortioned home ou Amelia street.
~hev havec a host of frieind(s in thmis
tate, who entertain best wishes for
ieir future happ.inless.
No Pay, No Paper.
After our Grand Gift Distribution
we are coming down to a strictly
HARD CASH BASIS. We shall
send the TIms only for the money.
If the Times is worth anything it is
worth paying for; and if any one does
not think it worth paying for, all
right. The MANNIsG Thus will go to
no one after Nov. 30th, except for the
cash or its eq'uivalent. That's busi
ness and we mean it.
Colored Alliance Meeting.
~Sevatr' A1d L(Lic.]
On'Friday and Saturday of last
week the colored Alliance of Sumter
county held a close convention in the
court house in this city. Some of their
State officials were piesent. Being in
session for two days they must have
considered and discussed various
questions at great length. The meet
ings were secret and held with closed
doors, and nothing could be learned of
the doings within.
It is hard, however, to keep a news
paper man from finding out some
things when he makes up his mind to
do so. We have since found out from
a confidential source and a source tat
we consider altogether reliable, that
during the meeting of the convention
the negroes composing it unanimously
passed resolutions that they were not
fighting the merchants only, but were
also fighting the landlords and the
white planters. That they would de
mand higher wages and lower rents,
and would not, under any circum
stances, work for less, nor pay more
for land rents, than the figures named
in the resolutions. The figures given
by our informant were 50c. per acre
for chopping cotton, 65c. per hundred
for picking, and $1 per acre for rent.
We make these statements on informa
tion and belief, and if they are not true,
let them be refuted.
The facts stated above have a very
deep significance to our minds. They
show first that the negroes are turning
the Alliance into a secret labor organ
ization. They show secondly, organ
ized antagonism to the white people,
and a resolution to bring about a race
There is abundant food for thought
right here. Where will this thing
lead to ? In this connection read our
editorial to-day on this subject, which
was written before the convention
met. "He that hath ears to hear, let
Scrofula in Children.
The following is taken from a letter
written under date of July 1, 1889,
by Mrs. Ruth Berkley, a most charita
ble and christian lady, of Salina, Kan.:
"In the early part of 1887 scrofula ap
peared on the head of my little grand
child, then only eighteen months old.
Shortly after breaking out it spread
rapidly all over her body. The scabs
on the sores would peel off on the
slightest touch, and the odor that
would arise would make the atmos
phere of the room sickening and un
bearable. The disease next attacked
the eves and we feared she would
lose hier sight. Eminent physicians:
from the surrounlding country wvere
consulted, lbut could do nothing to
relieve the little innocent, and gave it
as their opinior., 'that the case was
opeless and impossible to save the
child's eyesight.' It was then that we
dccided to try Sw ift~s S'pecific (S. S.
.) That medicine at once made a*
speedy and complete cure. For more
than a year past she has been as
healthy as any child in thle land."
Cured His Little Boy.
Mv little boy had impurities of the
blood thai were of a scrofulous nar
tre, whioh reelte i he breaking~
out of an abscess on the hip. I gave
him Swift's Specific (S. S. S.) It pu
rifed his blood and restored his
health. As a blood -purifier it cer
tainly has no equal.
Fnux Six, Salem, N. C.
Treatise on blood and skinl diseases
SwIFr SPEcIFIc Co.,
3 cakes laundry ;oap at M. Levi's for 5
ceents. Best granulated sugar only 10 cents.
Other goods proportiontely cheap, at M.
Levi's. Great bargains for the cash.
The Stateburg correspondent of the
Nor andi Courier states that lie has
found cotton plants in his field which
contained lint in the bolls and no seed,'
they having dropped out of the boll,
and planting this seed, he obtained,
bols full of seed but no lint. This
confirms the Spartanburg story. A
colored man in the some neighbor-,
hood reports the same state of facts,
so that there seems to be no doubt
about it. It is too early to determine
what the bearings of these facts on~
otton production will be. It looks
now as if there are "freaks" in the
world of cotton, just as there are in
te wvorld of men.-Watchman rndl
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SOUTH CAROLINA, CLARENDO
COUNTY.-LN COURT OF Co]IO:
ELIZA JANE EPPS, Plaintift,
EIGENIA V. EPPS, JOHN J. EPPS, an<
ELIZABETH 31ARION EPPS, Def'd'ts.
IN OBEDIENCE TO A DECREE 0]
said court, rendered in the above state
action, bearing date November 2nd, 1889,
will sell at public outcry for cash at th
Court House in Manning, in said county
on the first Monday in December next, with
in legal hours of sale, the following descrit
ed real estate:
All that certain parcel or tract of land, sit
uated in said county of Clarendon, contain
ing three hundred and seventy acres, mor
or less, and bounded as follows: On th
North by lands of S. R. Epps, on the Eas
by the first or Western run of Pudding
Swvamp, on the South by lands of Mrs. M
R. Shannon, and on the West by lands o
W. T. Rose and others.
Purchaser to pay for titles.
H. H. LESESNE,
Sheriff Clarendon County.
November 5, 1880.
z jit~un Revolvers
rV rS "E dean eap
I ~ i 0rs Wui lt o
Seines, Nets, Tents, and Sporting Goods
Double Barrel Breech Loading Shot Guns
choke bored, '8 to $100. Single Breech Load
ing Shot Guos, $1 to $25. Every kind o
Breech Loading and Repeating Rifles, $3 t,
$40. Muzzle Loading Double Shot Guns
$5 to $35. Single Shot Guns, $2.50 to $12
Revolvers Si to $20. Double Action Sel
Cockers, $2.50 to $10. All kinds of Car
tridges, Shells. Caps, Wads, Tools, Powde:
Flasks, Shot Pouches, Primers. Send
cents for Illustrated Catalogue. Addres
J. H. JOHNSTON, GREAT WESTER3
GUN WORKS, Pittsburg, Pa.
MRS. MARY 0. BURGESS
Millinery and ladies' Goods.
anIi-rtg, S. C.
I have an elegant stock of
of the latest designs, which 1 will sell ver;
low for the
An accomplished Milliner from Baltimor<
is with me to do the work. Orders fillet
promptly and satisfaction guaranteed
MRS. MARY 0. BURGESS.
C. I. HOYT. H A. HOYT.
Largest and Oldest Jewelry Store ii
SUMTER, S. C.
Silver Lamps, beauties, from $10 to S20
A very large stock of Britannia waie, th
very best silver plated good' made. 554
Gold Rings on hand. Fine iine of Clocks
Wedding Presents, Gold Pens, and. Specta
eles. We keep any and everything in thb
jewelry line. Be sure to call to see uq
L. W. FOLSOM,
Successor to F. Hi. Folsom & Bro.
SUMTER, S. IC.
WATCHES, CLOCKS JEWELRY.
.The celebrated Royal St. John Sewing
Maichine, and Finest Razors in America, al
was on hand. Repairing promptly ani
netly executed by skilled workmen.
Orders by mail will receiv e careful atten
J. F. W. DELORME, Drugist
su.znmter, S. C.
Callers or orders for Drugs and Medicinese
Druggist Sundries, Paints, Oils, or for any
thing in the
shall receive promipt attention at this wel
ne-irrr mpoum;--pcpcial at
en tion giveni to physicians' prescription
WHEN YOU GO
TO S~UMTER CALL ON
T. B. Curtis
for the lowest prices on
Staple and Fancy Groceries
He is a Charleston mian, and will fix price
for vou as low as is consistent with the qual
iy of the goods. He is at the
O'Connor's Old Stand.
MR. M. J. MICHAU is with him, ani
would be glad to see his many friends.
BUGGIES ANI) WAGONS
I will sell bran new
from $3~3 up. Will also sell the
WILSON & CHILDS
fro 8 35 up, according to size.
J. H. T. COULL[ETTE,
Pnanola. S. C.
SUMTER, S. C., SEPT. 25th, 1889.
An Open Letter t OurFriends and Patrons
The undersigned would indeed be ungrateful were they not t
return many thanks for the liberal support of many of Claren
don's best people. We are annually enlarging our business i
all branches, and are offering
to purchasers. We are accused of catering for the farmers
trade, and we feel a just pride in pleading
"Guilty" to the Indictment.
Need we ask what would become of the country were it no
dependent on the success of the farmers? In order therefor
to insure their success is it not the part of wisdom for t
merchant to '
.LEND A HELPING HAND?
We, at least entertain this opinion, and henceforth will d
vide profits with them-and in fact all patrons of our Hous
We are in no hurry to accumulate wealth, especially at th
expense of the
With this view of business as it exists to-day, we ask ou
friends of Clarendon county to visit us, make
A Special Call,
and we feel assured of convincing them of the truth of thes
statements. We desire especially to mention the fact tha
by the Car Load, which enables us to give our Patrons
Rock Bottom Prices.
Before placing your -orders be sure to see us.
Very truly yours,
O'DONNELL & CO.
IS YOUR CHANCEI
Great Reductions in Prices of
DRESS GOODS, CLOAK
-A N D
Seal Plush JacKals a Speci!..
IDon't fail to see these good
when you visit the city.
LEADER OF LOW PRICES,