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THE MANNING TIMES.
Mdaim "ing, 0. C%
WEDNESDAY, APRiL 8, 1891.
The Mystery Explained.
AN UNNATURAL STORY.
A mystery hung over the Trave's
mansion. This was the finest resi
dence in one of our seaport towns,
and was the property of Mrs. Harriet
M. Travers and her only child, Mary
Travers. Her husband, Charles C.
Travers, who had been a wealthy mer
chant, died when Mary was quite
young. In the mansion there was a
room where old books, newspapers,
broken furniture, and things of that
sort were kept. One one side of the
apartment was a large closet, in which
something mysterious was hidden
away, but no one, except Mrs. Trav
ers, knew what it was. - Mary often
questioned her mother in regard to
the'object, but the invariable reply to
these questions was:
"Wait till I'm on my death bed.
I'll tell you all about it then, but not
This answer, unsatisfactory as it
was, had to appease Mary. She knew
that her mother was a Miss Melson
before her marriage, that she .came
from England, and was once engaged
to an English gentleman, Cecil El
lingham, who had died without mar
rying. Mary had been told by her
mother that she bought her house,
since known as Travers "mansion,"
shortly after coming to America, and
that she had then married Mr. Trav
ers. Mary also heard from some of
her friends that her mother had the
closet made as soon as she bought the
house, and scarcely was it finished be
fore a long box was brought to the
place and carried into this room. Mrs.
Travers herself emptied it, and no
body knew what it contained, but it
was supposed to have some connec
tion with the closet. No one except
Mrs. Travers had seen inside of this
secret spot after it was completed.
Such were the strange reports which
Mary heard. She knew that her moth
er sometimes visited the room with
the closet, and whenever she did so
she locked the door on the inside and
never allowed Mary to look in the
Miry developed into a ciharming
young lady and married Owen Grif
Aft4jentleman of Welsh extraction,
:Kbder the name of "Glendower,"
iiishominint in the journalistic
ord As a newspaper writer. Mr. and
fis.&iffith became in a few years
the happy parents of a pretty little
daughter, wbom they named Mary
Travers Griffith. They called her "lit
tle Mary." When she was a rosy
ing, merry girl of eight
her rw.uui~r1~.. 'i~1~,taken
ill. The doctor was called in, andone
said the indisposition was more the
result of old age than anything else.
Mrs. Griffithi hoped that her mother
would say something about the clos
et, but she felt reluctant to mention
the subject, as the old lady was very
neb eening rs. Githwas seat
her~othr's edwhen the old~
~exitedly exclaimed in a loud
0ke"The closet." As she said this
kjer& handon a~curiously shaped
ke wIihieh was fastened to a
string around her neck. She died
the day following.
Mrs. Griffith understood by her
- mother's action that this key was the.,
one to unlock the closet. She could
now unrivel the mystery which- had
excited he%- caiosity so long. She
could sii ivhits was in that prohibited
place. But now that she had the
key in her possession she dreaded to
open the door, and felt as if there was
somehin inidewhich she had better
n owtherefdre she did not look
i Mrifth was trot an' inquisi<
tive man, and expressed no desire to
learn what were the contents of the
closet, so Mrs. Griffith placed the key
on her mantelpiece, where it would
have remainedi indefinitely had it not
been for little Mary.
This mischievous girl, prompted by
the curiosity of - a child, determined
to find out what was inside the locked
door. One evening, just at dusk, she
-geothitpok the key from the mantel,
and ooo to the room, quietly open
edle oo and~ ialked in. The
aptnifi'was dark, and she begtan
1.o feel alarmed, but~being a resolute
girl she did not give way to her fears.I
Walking tothe closet she' uulocked
-the door and pulled it open. Owing
to the 'diness she could not see
what was inside, so she stepped in.
Instantly she heard a ghostly sound
over her head, ns if some one was
gnashing his teeth together. She put
out her hands, and her fingers touch
ed a hard, cold something which felt
as if it was bone. She sprang out of
-the closet as her fears overmastered
her and screamed aloud.
GMi<riffith hearing his pet's cries,
4izedsia lain~p anud hurried to the
room. When he reached the door he
saw a sight which, for a few minutes,
rooted him to the floor in amaze
ment. The closet door was wide
open, and standing in it was a human
skeleton. Going to an old table, he,
put the lamp down and walked inside
the closet. The jaws of the skeleton
began to strike together in a rapid
.manner, and its, bony arms quickly
rose and embraced Mr. Griffith, who
moved one. foot. The skeleton then
stopped its chattering, but a new and
totally unexpected sound greeted his
ears. It was a funeral hymn, played
in a low and weird tone. Hearing the'
music'and feeling the skeleton's em
brace so unnerved Mr. Griffith that he'
When little Mary saw her father
trembling she commenced screaming
again. Mrs. Griffith hastened to the'
room, and as she saw the skeleton's'
arms around her husband a feeling of
terror came over her. She begani
with all her strength to pull him out!
of the closet. This action caused Mr.
Griffith t'o move his feet, when the
music ceased as if by magic, and the
arms of .the skeleton fell to its sides.
Mr. and Mrs. Griffith gazed at each
other with a look of horror on their
faces, and little Mary hid hers in her'
mother's dress and continued to cry
in a low tone. Mrs. Griffith glanced
at the skeleton and noticed a letter
tied to a piece of wire above its head.I
She stretched out her band and1
snatched the paper from the wire. It
wa her mother's chiroranhy. andI
addressed to her. She tore it open,
and in a tone trembling with excite
ment, read as follows:
My DAa DAUGH1TEr:--Yon know I have
often promised to tell you the mystery of
this closet when I am on my death bad. As
I grow oldc I begin to fear that I will die
suddenly and not be able to tell you fully
about this skeleton, so I have concluded to
write you a letter and explain all. I know
that when Im buried you will come to the
closet some day and see my letter.
I was the child of wealthy parents. My
father died and left my mother and myself
alone in the world. When I was twenty
years old I met Cecil Ellingham, who was
many years my senior, but a more brilliant
or high-toned man never lived. He had a
beauty that was more than human, it was
ange'.ical. ili profession was the law, and
ihe had no relatives. He told me that he
loved me, and I replied that it was mutual,
but I did not tell him all. I worshipped
him. My mother died at this timo. Cecil
took a great interest in America and pro
posed that we sell our property. get married,
and sail for the United States. I agreed. Ce
cil was taken suddenly ill, and all that love
and money could do for him was done, but
Oh, my daughter, my daughter, you can't
imagine the bitter anguish that fills my
heart as I write these words. I employed a
skillful physician to dissect my beloved. I
had the bones carefully cleaned and packed
in a box. I then sold my property and
sailed for this country, for I didn't aire to
live in England any longer. I brought Ce
cil's bones with me, and when I reached
New York I made arrangements to have
them fixed together with wire. They were
arranged so that if you stepped on one
wire the skeleton's jaws would move. if
you trod on another one the arms would
embrace you. I then had a music box made
which, after being wound once, would play
a funeral hymn several times. This music
box played only when you stepped on a cer
tain wire or pressed it with your har.d.
I left New York, came to this town, and
bought this house. When I purchased it I
had this closet made, and.I sent to New
York for the music box and Cecil's skele
ton. With my own hands I fixed them in
the closet. I made a solemn vow that no
one in my lifetime but myself should open
this closet. I had a brass lock and key made
for it, and I wore the key on a string around
my neck. After I had lived here awhile Mr.
Travers asked me to marry him. I told him
I loved one who was dead, but I wouid try
and make him a good wife. If I married
him, however, there was one thing he must
promise, and that was he must never ask
me to let him look in the closet, about which
he had h-ard people talking, for even at
that time people were discussing this secret
He cheerfully made the promise, and we
were married. Charles was a pure man,
and he was a kind husband to me, but I
could not love him as I did Cecil-no, not
one hundredth part as much. You were
born during the third year of our marriage.
Charles lived but four years, and during his
lifetime I very seldom visited the skeleton
of my beloved. Betore I married Chorles,
'u= 1lsx since his death, I have often
visitei Cecil's bones. I have heard his jaws
moving, and although it was nothing but
dry bones~knocking together, it almost seem
ed to me that the dead was talking to me
from the spirit land. As I have lhstened to
the solemn music, and felt the bony arms
of the skeleton around me, a feeling of pe
culiar happiness caune over me. How often
have I kissed the edges of those holes in his
skull where once his brilliant eyes sparkled.
I could write mose, my daughter, you know
all now. I remain your affectionate moth
er, Ha~rnrr 3I. TRAvEPs.
Mr's. Griffith threw down the letter
and burst into a flood of hysterical
tears. Mr. Griffith locked the closet
door, and taking the hands of his
wife and daughter, led them from the
room. The mystery was solved now.
It made a considerable stir, as every
body talked about it. Mr. Grillith
hadl the skeleton buried, and employ
ed skillful workmen to remove all
signs of the closet.
Better would it have been for Ow
en Griffith's famnily if the mystery had
never been solved. The fright expe
rienced that night by little aay made
her subject to convulsions, and she
soon after died. Her death was a se
vere blow to her parents, for she was
their only child.
Ramsey, Sumter county, S. 0.
BUCKLEN'S AR~NICA SALVE.
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money refunded. Price 25 cents per box.
For sale by J. G. Dinkins & Co.
NOW TRY THIS.
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trouble with throat, chest, or lungs. Dr.,
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and learn for yourself just how good a thing
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S. H. Clifford, New Cassel, Wis., was troub
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stomach was disordered, his liver was affect
ed to an alarming degree, appetite fell away,
and he was terribly reduced in flesh and
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Edward Shepherd, Harrisburg, I., had a
ruiining sore on his leg of eight years, stand
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and seven boxes of Bucklen's arnica salve,
and his leg is sound and well. John Speak
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A Masonic Temple for Sumnter.
SUxTmR, A pril 3.-At a meeting of the Ma
sonic Temple Company held to-day the fol
lowing officers were elected: President, Al
tamont Moses; vice president, R D. Lee;
treasurer, R. M1. Wallacc; solicitor, Marion
Moise; directors, A. Moses, Rt. D. Lee, A. N.
Freeland, Abe Ryttenberg, Rt. A. Brand. J.
A. Mood, A. C. Phelps, E. W. Moise, and
R. M1. Wallace. The capital stock is ten
thousand dollars, of which nine thousand
dollars has been subscribed. A committee
has been appointed to procure plans and~
estimates. 'rhe first instalment has been
called for May 1, when work is expected to
In purchasing medicines, don't try experi
ments; the first and only consideration
should be genuineness. Ayer's sarsaparilla
has stood the test of forty years, and to-day
it is in greater demand than ever-a trium
phant proof of pop~ular approval.
Smallpox ini North (Carolimn.
CHARLOTTE, N. C., April 3.-Lexington,
this State, is terribly wrought up over the
ppearance of' smallpox. Several cases in
the worst stage of the disease have devel
ped there in the last few days. Sonic of
he citizens are leaving, and the town is in
KNIGHTS OF THE ROAD.
A Drumnier Relates His Experience inl
Grand Rapids, Michigain.
What I like about these "Kuights
of the Road" is that they are great
fellows for secret societies. Most all
the drumuiers belong to everything
that is going from that of the "Grand
Kniglhts of -Diamond Garter," down
to "Sons of Intemperance." I am
quite a hand for all such mysterious
things myself, so I get solid with all
the boys. My old friend Crookston
called on me the other day to see if I
needed any drugs and to have a visit.
We had a jolly old time. While we
were sitting in the office a chap came
in and wanted to borrow $2 on ac
count of a remittance not coming to
him as he expected. I told him my
$2 I kept to lend was in now, being
sent in the day before by Johnny Mc
Intyre, but I never lent it except to
drummers. He said "That's me." I
gave him the grand hailing sign of an
Odd Fellow, wbich he tumbled to.
Then I came to the great "hair in the
soot" grip of a Pythonic. He tum
bled. Then Crook gave him G. B. of
the Sons of Malta. He was onto it.
Then I tiipped him the hair-poking
signal of a Good Tippler. He smiled
and said "H. 0." This is a chemical
term, meaning "waters." Then Crook
stuck out his hand and gave him the
noted P. ). Q. sign of the Royal Arch
Brick Mason. He "got thar" on that.
Then Crookston examined him as fol
lows, to make sure he was a drum
"From whence comest thou, pard ?"
"From the Lodge of the Holy St.
"What seek ye here to do ?"
"To take a few orders and collect a
bill of Billson."
"Then you are a drummer ?"
"I am so taken and accepted by the
"How may I know you to be a
"By my cheek and my fifty-pound
sample case. Try me."
"How will you be tried ?"
"By the squar'."
"Why by the squar' ?"
"Because the squar' is a magistrate
and an emblem of stupidity."
"Where were you first led to be a
"In my mind."
"In a printing office, adjoining a
regular post of diummers."
"How were you repared ?"
"By being divested of my last cent,
my cheek rubbed down with a brick,
a bunion plaster over each eye, and a
heavy sample case in each hand. In
this fix I was conducted to the door
of the post."
"How dii you know it was a door,
being blind ?"
"By first stepping in a coal scuttle
and afterward bumping my head
against the door knob."
"How gained i ou admission ?"
"By benefit of my cheek."
"Had you the required cheek ?"
"I had not, but Steve bears had it
f or me."
"How were you received ?"
"On the sharp toe of a boot, ap
plied to my natural trousers."
"What did this teach you ?"
."Not to fool around too miuck"
"What happened next ?"
"I was set down on a cake of ice
aiid asked if I put my trust in mer
"Not if I know myself, I don't."
"How were you next handled ?"
"I was put straddle of a goat made
out of a 2x4, and trotted nine times
around the room by our worthy
brothers, and then trotted in front of
the Left Bower for further instrue
"How dijd he ihstruct you ?"
"Tio approach a customer in three
upright regular steps with my' busi
ness card extended at rih angrle
my arms forming a perfect: square."
"How wvere you then disposed of?"
"I was again setdon the-cake o
ice in front of a dry goods store, and
made to take the following horrible
and binding oath:"
"I, Charles S. Robinson, do hereby
and herein most eveiastingly and di
abolically swvear by the Great Bob
TailiFlush, that I will never reveal and
always steal all the trade secrets I can
for the use and henefit of the Most
August Order. And I further swear,
by the Bald-headed Jack of Clubs,
that I will never give, carve, make,
hold, take or cut prices below the
regular rates; and I further swear by
the Pipers that played before Huses,
to never havc any commerci:d deal
ings with any man or his wife, .ister,
grandmother, old maid, aunt, or :nele,
unless they, he, she or it is sou.ad on
"I was then asked what I most
"What was your reply ?
"What did you then behold ?"
"A copy of Dunn & Co.'s reports,
open at chapter 'Muskegon.' Upon
the open book rested a pair of drug
scales, in one pan of which rested ten
pounds of concentrated lye, and in
the other sat a sa:all silver jackass."
"What did this emblem signify ?"
"The scales indicated the balance
between debtor and creditor. The
other emblems represented de-abili
ties and assets of bankrupts."
"Did this teach you any lesson ?"
"You bet! It ttught me the fact
that the former are generally so al
mighty much better than the latter."
"Shake! Brother! * ** Willyvon
be off or from ?"
"Both, if I can borrow money enuff
to get out of town on."
"Have you any cigars ?"
"Give 'em to me."
"I did not so receive 'em, neither
will I so impart 'emn.".
"How will you dispose of 'em ?"
"On sixty days' time or two per cent.
cash, f. o. b."
"All right, begin."
"No, begin you."
"No, you begin."
"U p." "'Em." "Set."
"'Set 'ema up.' The words and signs
are right, Brother Snooks; lie is a
yard wide and all wool, and you can
bet on him." .
Brother Crookston and I ea-chi le-t
the chap $3, an~d he left with many'
thanks and kind wvishies.
Now you cau isee by this wha:t a
help it is to a fellow whenI hie gets
dead broke amoing stranger-s to '.ave
these little things to fall back on.
Gand .Iapi Tina's.
Folk-Lore and Folk-Cure.
Some of the scientisls who make a
specially of folk lure have lately ber-u
making inquiries about the malav
whicI the country people called
spring fever. It is a genuine Im:d.v,
though more dis:igreeable than seri
OUs. Yet it should be taken note of.
While the scilutisis are inu iring
about the tone of the malady, those
who are suffering the lassitude, nerv
ousness, and melancholia, that are its
symptoms. should run the disease
out of their systems by ieans of that
more subtle Se!itutist aud folk-curest
-S. S. S. This is particularly neces
sary, since spring fever leaves the sys
tem in such a condition that it suc
cumbs readily to tIiseases that are
more daingerous and Less easily con
trolled. S. S. S. is a preventive as
well as a remedy.
A Sister's Part.
Miliss 3Mittens-Wnat does this mean,
Mr. Brotherton ?
Mr. Brotherton-These ? Oi, these
are just a few socks, undcrclothes,
and coats that need mending!
Mr. Brotherton-You promised to
be my sister last night, you know; and
my sister used to do all my mending
before she was married.
MRS. MILLION'S RIDE.
When Mrs. Million goes to ride, she travels
forth in state.
Her horses, full of fire and pride, go prauc
ing from the gate;
But all the beauties of the day she views
with languid eye,
Her flesh in weakness wastes away, her voice
is but a sigh.
For Mrs. Million is in an advanced stage
of catarrh, and all the luxuries that wealth
can buy fail to give her comfort. She en
vies her rosy waiting-maid, and would gie
all her riches for that young woman's pure
breath and blooming health. Now. if some
troe and disinterested friend would advise
Mrs. Million of the wonderful merits of Dr.
Sage's catarrh remedy, she wonld learn that
her case is not past help. $500 reward is
offered by the manufacturers for a case of
catarrh in the head which they cannot cure.
[Wlzcchman and Southron, April 1.)
Conductor Hobgood, who was so serious
ly injnred sometime ago by a railroad acci
dert, has sufficicntlv recoverd to travel. He
left Sumter yesterday for Baltimore, where
he will enter the Maryland Hospital for
Mr. W. E. Mims, the enterprising proprie
tor of the Suter Poultry Yards, has dcid
ed to enlarge his business, and to that end
has leased the Mason place neor the factory,
which gives him 'onsidrablv niore area for
his operations in the raising of fancy stock,
at which he has been so eminently success
fil. All this week he bas been taking down
his fences and moving his coops andi other
appliances pertaining to his business. Hle
has our cordial wishes for his s"ecess in his
new location, but we caainot repress a sigh
of regret for th- di-maantling of his lwviy
little cottage an1d the bare desert.:l look If
what was once one of the most attractve
houses on West R-:pulcan street.
THOUSANDS OF WOMEt
Become afflicted and remain so,
;'ufiering untold miseries from a sense
)f delicacy they cannot overcome.
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A Good Investment.
Health and Happiness come to all who
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powerful alterative effects in the system a
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F. 0. Loring, Brockton, Mass.
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sold by all Druggists. Price $1; six bottles, $5.
Worth $5 a bottle.
STRANGE BUT TRUE.
Col. I. WV. Avery's Remarkable Statement
This gentlenman was treated for years by
eminent specialists, and the Brown Sequard
remedy was tried, Hie states he h.A spent
upwards of seven thousand dollars with the
most emiuent physicians, and otherwvise,
but without the least benefit, le bade his
ol comrades in arms an affectionate fare
well mnore thani a yrear ago, and yet, here is
whact he~ writes under a fresh date. Cauld
anything be :uore wo'nde rful?
G'arr 's:- I was in a very bad fix. I
was be luien. Kidneys disordered, di
getonl torpid, arm helpiess with rheunma
im ana blo d poison (the etil-et 'of a wound
reeived during the war) :and1 fill of that
odiou4 cisean cat.arrh. The dloctors sail I
would nos live andl g uit gh ing me medicine,
as it did n1' 22od. I ha:ve :Ince used noth
ing but Germetuer. Xiy kidneys are well,
my digestion good, may palied arm 1 is ll,
is excellent. I. W. AVEII'.
Coone! Acry was for sev.eral years~ editor
of the Atlan ta Constituti'on. an hmis vigor
ous an 1versatile editorials gave that s4hcet a
vivaity which~ won for him an endaring
reputation as a nlr-t-classs journalist. For
many years he was Ex-Geornor and Sena
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the U. S. treasury department, and is to-day
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M.AlIGAlIET N. GAYMON,
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ing the best and latest improved
SAW !XILLS, ZRNINES AND BOILERS,
Iron, Steel, Pipe, Nails, Fitting, Belt
Lacing, and a full line of Phosphate and
ill Supplies. State agents. for
THE SCIENTIFIC 6RINDI6 MILLS,
7-Send for our new illustrated catalogue
and lowest prices. Agents wanted in every
Sto1ia Phos. W0rkS,
E. H,. 2808 & 80 Pnps,
CHiAR LEET ON. S. C.
MANTFA. iiCii1 ill :!AD'
Stono Soluble Guano.
Stono Acid Phos1,-at.
Stono Dissolkd Bone.
Genuine Gernman! Kainit.
Floats. Fish Semp.
Cottoni Seed Meal.
Ash Element, &c.,_&c.
Mattress Mfg Go,
LAN UFACTUluEII OF
High Grade Mas,. Hair, & Wool tMitresses,
Ofice & s:.eroomr, 5~;2an:1551 King st.,
CH-ARhESTON, S. C.
lehi-ed price list, for :aiill th, 18V.
Mttr.,-s, -.-sortd -str ti-:
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3.-- 18 'ier- * aed ou ', .01 Mattres-ses if
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2, 15 No . 3, 80.' I~ 'V- s 8.0t 3
Cofrm . t -S.. Ptnes - 0 cents
pe p~.inid, aai or f- e 'i.pe m*.de up.
hogriv. Inaw s il:, -i eapet. '5; m rognett
pl.s,' S.5 .U1ph,.'steried ts. 62 to $3.
M~r bP t5 tool~- ->. Bay~ h diret fom
thefatory. Send ashi by \prus or- pota
noe to ~T. H. McA L , (env' pt.
A - wil bu th Odll yp Wrte
w$t0 78 eract, u1 or
Smngle- Ca-.se Odell, warranted t obte
won than any machine node.
It comobine's simplicity with durability,
speed, case of operation. wears .onger with
out cost of repairs t!-au an'- etner inachine.
H.s no ink ribb'on t i bother tIe ope-rator-.
t neat, subst-antiil, ickel p: ted, perfect
ad "aptedm to all liid 1of type wrm ig.
Li-e a l" ii ting' pres,* it oceS, sharp,
copes- (e1m be~ liads' at one NV 'tng - J:.
intehgent pein c~m -n--come -r operator mn
t Vo as Wei ' oif-'-r ? 1,00 0 ' any -' i;ertor.
mho cin equ.d Lie work of th oul- Cs
.ntl e aet and salesme'n wanmted.
5lei:dl induc-ements to de:.!er'
Fr palmph!-et giving~ inidor-cements, &c..
ODE LL TYPE WiRlIER C.,
853 and si 5th Av.:. C(iAg Ill.1
WVI. B R E R~ & G0.
HIay and Grain,
Op.a Ke'rr's WVharf, and 2:3 Qaeen St.,
CHARILESTON, S. C.
AND PEED STABLES.
3t0 Chalmers Stre-et,
CARLESTON, S. C.
F"*inie horses. and mnules cnjstanitly
ames F. Walsh,
WOLESALE LIU0 DEALER.
IGH GRADE LIQUORS.
maJ Mtn ., CHAonrnEICY, S. C.
Eggs for Setting.
Per.;ons deiring to iiprove their stock,
or r to raiise thoroughbred fowls,
will find it to their interest to patronize my
vard<. Mv pens consist of six vareties of
the besi egg producimg strains, such as
Lig Brahma, Mhl on p 00h
1'rce of eggs, S1.50 for 15: S2 50 for 30.
Safe delivery and a fair hatch guaranteed.
Addruss, W. B. MURRAY,
Sumter, S. C.
I have in stock some of the most
artistic pieces in thisline ever brought
to Sumter. Those looking for
Tasty Wedding Presents
will do well to inspect my stock. Also
on hand a magnificent line of Clocks,
Watches,. Chains, Rings, Pins, But
tons, Studs, Bracelets, in solid gold,
silver, and rolled plate.
Repairing of all kinds will receive
prompt and careful attention.
L. E. LEGRAND,
SUMTER, S. C.
[Successor to C. I. Hoyt & Bro.]
Largest and Oldest Jewelry Store in
SUMTER, S. C.
A ve:-y har e tk ol BPritannia waxe, the
very hast silver pl:nto. goods made. 550
Gold rings oi hand. Fine line of Clocks.
Weddi:i Pesents. G Id Pens, and Specta
les. A hig lot of solid coin silver just re
!ec~ived, at iwe.t prica. My repairing de
partmcnlt has no ;pcrior ia the State. Try
around first and get prices, then come to me.
Yen will certainly buy from me.
L W. FOLSOM,
Successcor to F. 11. Folsonm & Bro.
WAT.'cIlES, CLOCKS JEWELRY.
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loo n iie managed by a frirstls bar
tender whoia wll reeiv te lateftlinttan
irsvo-nedas frst aliuralnt
in theo ciar of mtalon thes ll be
bddisnh of mery busee wsr will n
derp the supevsindf oewohf sre
and aie k ino smokeras'fineirestaurnts.
Thon trllde ofmany d~ rtcasbr
tedrwola red eon lte ats F insan
cvsdrieipecttiv socted. noie to have also
take to cderl semin preang ae
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WiLCOX, GIBBS & CO.'S SUPERPHOSPHATES.
HIH GRADE ACID PHOSPHATE.
Fo1 SAiLE nY
Tihe WIIcoX & Sibb has GOon,
High Grade Special Fertilizers,
CHALELSTON, S. C..
Snd for catallogue containing descrip)
tins and irices..
TheO abrve FErtilizers are for sale by 31.
LEI, Mlanning, S. C.
E. W. STEFFENS & 8ON,
G~roers . Liquor Dlealers.
Agents for the "C'elebrated Dove
197T & 100 East Bay,
CHARLTETON, S. C.
Til ine Polr Ya1s
W. E. MIMS, Manager & Proprietor.
Eggs for setting from thoroughbred birds of following varieties:
WHITE PLYMOUTH ROCKS.
51.50 per setting of 15 eggs. $2.50 per setting of 30 eggs. I also
offer eggs from my prize pens of Black Minorcas, Brown Leghorns, and
White Leghorns, at $3 per setting of 15, or $5 for 30 eggs. In addition
to other prizes awarded to the birds composfng these pens, the Cockrels were
awarded first prizes at the great Jnternational Poultry and Pet Show, recent
ly held at Charleston-th9 largest poultry exhibit ever known in the South.
These birds can be relied upon as being the finest of their strains. They
were purchased from breeders of established reputation, at a cost of $145
for the three pens of 18 birds, and fhe prizes won by them over the large
array of competitors is a guarantee that they are all that is claimed. I
also keep the
Mammoth Pekin Ducks,
noted as being great egg producers and for the rapid growth of the young
ones--weighing at ten weeks old ten pounds to the pair. Eggs per setting
of 13, $2.
W. E. MIMS,
STMTER1, S. c.
Dir.s. STARKEY & PALEN'S ATLANTIC COAST LIKES
Treatment by Inhalation. Northeastern Riroad.
1529 Arch St., Philadelphia, Pa, On and.after this date the following pas
Rr Consumption. Astlhna, Bronchitis, Dyspep- senger schedule will be in effect:
ski, (tdarrh, Bay Iever, Headache, Debility, N
]imumalisn, .\euralgia, and all Chronic and *No 60 *No 78 No14 f No 4
Kercoius Disorders. Lv Charleston
The original and only genuine Compound 420pm 115am 516pm 901am
Oxygen Treatment, that of Drs. Starkey & Lv Lanes
Palen, is a scientific adjustmn,.t of the ele- 6 17 p m 300am 655pm 1
inents of Oxygen and Nitrogen magnetized; Ar Ilorencc
and the coimpound is so condensed and 800pm 43)am 815pm 540pm
made portable that it is sent all over the
It has been ia use for more than twenty 'No61n o No
years; thousands of patients have been treat- Lv Foence
ed, and over one thousand physicians have
rsed it, and recommend it-a very signifi- I Lines
Cant fact. 1 10 07am 2 50 am 1215am 200pm
It does not act as most drugs do, by cre- Ar Charleston -
ating another ailment, and benetitting oe l1OO4;an BIOin a 2
org:tn at the expense of another, often re- No,, 23 stop at all stations on
a iinng a seco'.d course to eradicate the evil I No - I :.ud 78 stop at Innes and
ect c of th frst, but Compound Oxygen is King tic; and 4 are the local freigh
a renewing. streiigthenig, in
varatinae the whole body. Wriiir, Cflibia & Agsta Railroad,
'.s ;'atetments are confirmed by nn
mernste.aonals, pubtished in our book
oif 200 *:s, only with the express peris- N 2 S NUTH.
s.0n of t1he patients; their names and ad
dresses are given, and you can refer to them Lv Wilmington G 10 p in 10 10 p m
for farther information. L- MLaion 9 20 p in 12 40 v in
T he great su~cess of our Treatment has
'iven rise to a host of imitators, unsernpu- No 50 tNo 5S
Ions norsons; some calling their prepara-3 20 a 8 25 a
tions'Compound Oxygen, cften appropriat- Ar Sumter 4 35 a in 9 35 a in
ing our testimonials and the names of our Ar COlumbia 6 15 a m
natient;, to recommend worthless coneoc- TEAINS GONGNoRTH.
tions. But any substance made elsewhere *No 51 tNo 59
or by others, and called Compound Oxygen Lv Columbia 1035 p in
is spurious. ' 'tLv unter 1158pm 655pm
,CorpugIoxyr;en-Its Mode of Action and Ar Florence. 115am p 1P
Results." is the title of a new book of 200 *No 78 -No 14
pages, published by Drs. Starkey & Palen Lv Florence 4 45a m 8 35 p
which gives to all inquirers full information Lv Marion 5 39a m, 9 20 p m
as to this rearable curative agent, and a a M 12 0 n
record ot surprising cures in a wide range Diy faiyecpSndy
of chronic cases-many of them after being Tano )RRen~t tFoec
abandoned to die by other physicians. Will wt o5
be mailed freeto An address on application. No9cnetsaFlrcewhC&D
Drs. STARKEY &PALEN, tanfrCea n aebr
1529 Arch St., Philadelpl:ia, Pa.Ns78ad1nn'eloecnctn t
120 Sutter St., San Francisco, Cal. Wligo ihW&WI Ifralpit
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ClaentralRCamden, S. C.
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Sur1us $998123338.Cv Antns-roN 10C Mar 8, 1891. i
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