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We met. an;l swift our friendship grew
,Mid pine woods fragrant, full of bees;
With p'limpscs of clear water through
And murmuring voices in the trees.
The blue lake shoac; tLe flowers were fair:
Wo marked not how the days passed o'er.
What wonder castles in tho air
Should rise upon Lake Leman's shore?
Full of great purposes and wise, -
Your castle rose in splendor rare;
All who should help your enterprise,
Leader of men, you marshaled there.
And toiling millions, by your aid -
Enlightened, purer, woke to see
The sunlight break beyond the shade
Of ignorance and misery.
And my moro humblo castle stood
A fair oasis full of peace,
A home in which the weary should
Find welcome and their trouble cease.
Al: that holidays should end.
%at cloudy castles tumble down;
The time has come, too soon, my friend,
To take our way to London town.
Back from the pine woods and the sun,
To weary days and fcggy skies,
And work that somehow must be done
Between the sunset and sunrise.
We, too, from labor not exempt.
Must part; yet friends we still shall be,
Because of all the dreams we dreamt
Beside Geneva's inland sep.
-Clara Grant Duff in Spectator.
TWO MARRIAGE EVES
"I have often told you," said
James Mayfield tome the evening be
fore my marriage with his daughter
Kate. "that I owed--my prosperity, or
more accurately my escape from de
struction, to an accident, a chance,
a miracle.- Stand up and look at
that piece of paper let into the over
mantel. Have you ever observed it
"Yes," said I, rising and examin
ing a faded document under a glass
panel in the oak. I have now and
then noticed it, but have never been
able to make out what it is."
"What do you take it for?"
"Well. it looks like half a sheet of
business note paper covered with in
distinct figures that do not seem or
"Yes," he said, gazing with half
closed eyes at the paper through the
smoke of his cigar. "They are not
ordinary, nor is their history."
"It is not possible to make them
out, they are so blurred and faint.
Are they very old?"
"Twenty years. They are much
faded since I first saw them." said
he, crossing his legs. "Now you
may as well know the history of that
half sheet of business paper and
what it has to do with me and your
Kate's mother. Sit down, and I will
tell it all to you."
I dropped back into my chair.
"Our Kate is nearly 19, as, no
doubt, you are aware. It is the
night before your marriage. You,
thank heaven! run no such risk as I
ran the night before my mairiage.
There is no date on that blurred copy
of figures. but if there were you
would find that it originated on the
night before I was to be married, 20
years ago. You are short of 30 now;
I was short of 30 then. You are
now in what I should then have con
sidered affluent circumstances.
--I am going to give you tom3orrow
our only child and a fourth share in
the business of Strangway, Mayfield
& Co., of which I am sole surviving
partnig and'that fouith share ought
to bring you ?1,004) to ?1,200 a year.
The night that document over the
chimney came into existence I was
accountant to Strangway & Co., at a
salary of ?150 per annum."
My father-in-law,. paused .and
knocked the ash off his cigar.
"At that time." he went on, re
suming his story, "the business of
Stranigway& Co. was in Bread street.
"The offices closed at 6, but as I
was anxious to put everything in the
finest order before starting on my
honeymoon I was not able to leave
at that hour. In addition to the
bookkeeping I did most of te rou
tine correspondence, and I had some
letters to write.
"'As I was working-away, 'writing
letters at the top of my speed and
quito alone in the office-in the
whole house-Stephen Grainly, one
of our travelers, rang the bell, and
much to my surprise and annoyanice,
when I opened the front door,
walked up stairs, following my lead
through the unlighted passages.
Grainly was an excellent man at his
work, but to my taste too smooth
and good-too sweet to be sound.
"'What, Mayfield,' he cried, 'work
ing away still? Why, when I saw
the light, I made sure it must be
Broadwood'-our assistant account
ant, who was to take my place while
I was away-'and as I had a goodish
'At of money I thought I'd better
banke heretihnin my own home in
Hoxton. I am not satisfied it is safe
to stow ?300 in my humble home.'
"'All right.' said I, 'but I wish you
had come earlier. The safest place
to bank money is in the bank.' He
did not know that I was going to be
married next day, and I was glad of
it. for the man always made me feel
?ncomfortable, and I did not wish
him to touch my little romance ever
with a word.
"'Be here at 4 o'clock,' he cried.
'My dear' fellow, I couldn't do it.
He produced his pocketbook. 'You
needit give me more'than two min
utes. ~Checks, ?574 ~1sa. ~6d.; notes,
?245; gold ?4S.'
"As you may fancy, Iwas in a hur
ry to get rid of him. He seemued ir
no hurry to go.
-" 'You will initial my book,'. said~
he, and he handed me his ordei
book, i~art of which was ruled ii
money columns, where he had a lisi
of the money ho had collected. The
whole wa ?867 18s. 6d., and for this
"'Have you taken thenumbers of
the noptes?' I asked.
"36N,' said he.
"I rnade a list myself of the num
bers on a sheet of paper and pushed
che:-:s, notes and gold up to the flat,
mid le part of my desk. The mnem
orandum of the numbers I should
leave, with the keys. . at Clapham,
and the whole transaction would be
dealt with by my assistant, Broad
wood, in the morning.
"Making out the list had taken a
little time, as the notes were al]
small and no two in a sequence.
"I put my list of notes on the desk
heside me 'and went on with my let
ter-s, several of which were now
ready for the copying press.
"When my batch of letters were
ready. seeing half an hlours work
still before me, I held 'them out to
him and said, 'When you are going,
I shoul be obieda if you would post
these, as -I am not nearly finishe
"'Certainly,' said he, taking th(
hint and rising.
" 'Any one in the place who couk
show me out? All the gas is turnet
off below, and I have never gon(
down in the darkness,' said- he, mov
"'There's no one but ourselve,
here. I'll show you.the:.way,' saidI
with alacrity, delighted to get rid o:
"I had led :him through the long
dark corridor and half down th4
stairs, when he suddenly cried out
'My stick! I left my stick above.
won't be a minute, Mayfield. Jus
wait here for me.'
-He ran up stairs to fetch his stiel
r.nd was back with me in the dark
ness in a few seconds..
"'I found it all right,' said he
'It was just at the door. - I got i
without going in at all.'
"I struck a match to light him
and presently he was out on the as
phalt of Bread street, walking rapid
ly toward Cheapside.
"When j got-back to the countin
house,-the -checks'were on the fla
top of the desk. The gold and'note
"I had- taken thepumbers of th
notes on a sheet of paper iadleft thi
list on the sloping part of my desk t,
dry before putting it into my pocket
"The paper.on which I had take3
the numbers of the notes was gonl
As my father-in-law spoke .I ros
'to my feet'nd tapped the glass ove:
the document let- into the oak say
ing, "And this is. the paper with thi
numbers of the stoldn notes on it."
"And that is not the paper wit]
the numbers of the stolen notes oi
it," said James Mayfield. .
"From the moment I left' th
counting house to show Grainly ou
that night, 20 years ago, no one ha
ever seen the~ list I made of th
notes. Grainly must have destroye<
it the moment he was out of Brea4
"Here -~was I, on the eve of m:
marriage, simply ruined.
"Grainly had my receipt for ?29
cash, and he had the ?293 cash alsw
and Grainly was a thief who e3
joyed the favor of his employeT
while I was in no particular favo
with the firm.
"The L45 in gold was of cours
gone as much as'if it had beei
pped into the crater of a burninj
mountain, and as the numbers of th
notes could no longer be produced
and they had not come direct fron
a bank, but had been picked up her
and there in the country, the' l4
were gone as though they had bea
blown ;overboard in the Atlantil
"It was plain there would hav
been no use in following Grainly
even if I knew the way he had gon,
wheft he gained Cheapside. It wa
plain no marriage could take plac
- "'I lockpl the offide, 'teleg'raphed ti
Mary that I .had been unexpected]:
dlayed, jumped into a hansom an<
drove to Strangway's house in Clai
"I told the servant to tale'nwei"
that I wished to see Mr. Strangwa
"She showed me into the libraxy
hurried off, and in a few seconds Mr
Strangway entered, sinilinig. He'h<
doubt thought my anxiety to see hin
was coannected 'wit'h my marriag6.
"When he.-heed my story, he-wa
grave enough. 'Two hundred an'
ninety-three gone,' he said, frowning
"'God~e,' said I.
"'And the numbers of the note
gone with the money,' said he, lool
ig me full in the face, with a heav:
"'Not a trace left of the paper oi
which I took the numbers.'
"'Are yousure no ono but Grainl;
could have entered tho countina
"'Perfectly sure. All the door
communicating with the other part
of the--house were- shut-had bee:
locked for the night. I had not bee:
outside- the counting house sine
"For a few mnoments he reflected
'Thestwkward part of it, Mayfield
he said, 'is that you are to beima2
ried tomorrow. Of course your mna2
riage must go on. But I'll tell yo'
what I think would be best for you
Suppose you attend the office a
usual tomorrow morning. You coul'
leave for a couple of hours later. ge
the ceremony over and come back.'
"'Oh,' said I, 'with this hangin,
over me? I half expected to b
locked up tonight. But I could nc
get married until the money
found, Mr. Strangway.'
"'Found: Found! The moneyca
never be found. Why, we hiav
nothing to go on! Anyway, I sha.
not take steps tonight. Perhapsi
would be. best to postpone your mnaa
riage. Yes, it would not do to maa
ry under the circumstances. I at
very sorry for you. But all that ca
be done in 'the izit'erests of ~idustic
must be done. Keep the keys an
be in' Bread street at the oidinar
time in the morning.'
"I will beerciful to youand te:
you nothing of the scene at m;
wife's place when . I called late'
Her father and mother were 'the
living. I told my story to all thre
as I told it to you,. and all agreed th
best thing was to postpone the mnaa
riage for a month.
"Whexi'!I reakdhed the office th
next morning, I had'another goo
look around, but -.nothing whateve
was to-be discovered. I turned th
whole place inside out. Nothing, al
soluely~ nothing, connected with th
case turned up until, to my astonisl
ment, Stephen Grainly walked int
the office. Until his- dppearance
had, in' a- diin' ,way,7tnade up mi
mind- that all nol~e Lee ii
and my innocence establjshed byhli
absconding. His arrival showed ,tha
he meant to brazen- the thini'gj
witm'e, and I felt' from thaft <~
meit lielyl'ess anid paralyzed. -
.'rainly,'. said J. as' soon as
could talk, 'when you.camie back fo
your stick last night, did you notic
the monpy,,yougayerme 'on the des:
where I puit it?'
''No, nmy dear Mayfield, I did nc
cros t'h'ish'oId of Uis roonm.
"lTon 'did' riat see or touch th
mo~ney 'or the piacs' of paper o:
whih I ,had take lown..the nunr
bers of the-notes?' -.
"'No, certainly not. I could. nc
se your-desk from the dbor, and
was not ftirther-than the d6'i-~ Yo
do not seem well. I sincerely hop
,"'The cash you brought in last
night-the 9293-has been stolen,
that's all,.':said I. .
"'Stolen!' he cried, falling back.
'You don't mean to say that!'
"Aye, and stolen within an hour
'-within half an hour-of our being
here together last night.
I cannot-I will not-believe
such a horrible thing. Stolen! and
in this very office too.'
I never 'saw better acting in all
my life than his indignation and hor
ror and astonishment.
"Mr. Strangway on reaching the
office half an hour earlier than usual
gave orders- for another search. It
was quite unavailing. No tale or
tidings of the cash came that day.
"No secretwas mad- of the affair
in the office, and as the hours w6nt
on I became confident that in Mr.
Strangway's eyes I was the criminal.
I don't know how it happened, but I
did-'not feel this much. I was in a
"Late in the afternoon Mr. Strang
way called me int6 his office and told
me that, considering everything, he
did not intend placing the affair in the
hands'of the police that day, but if
5 tomorrow's sun went down upon
matters as they now stood he should
be. obliged to take action. 'The loss
of the money I could bear,' said he,
'but the ingratitude I will not stand.
"This was as good as accusing me
of the robbery. Again I wonder
that I was not more put out, but I
felt little or nothing beyond helpless
"Next day Mr. Strangway said
not'a syllable about employing the
police, or indeed about the affair at
all, npr did he, as far as I know, take
steps in the miatter.
. "A fortnight 'after the loss of the
money a telegram came for Mr.
Strangway.- It was sent into his
private office. Presently he opened
)his, door and beckoned me to go in,
and when i had entered he motioned
me to a chair.
I "'Mr. Mayfield,' said he, 'I wish at
the earliest moment to relieve you of
what must have been a terrible anx
iety. The thief has been found and
is now in custody!', Mr.. Strangway
waved the telegram. 'I have just
got the message saying Stephen
Grainly, with the bulk of the notes
on his person, is in the hands of the
police. He was about leaving this
country-for Spain, it is supposed.
He stole the money a fortnight ago
and stole the list you had made of
the numbers of the notes. Knowing
the way in which the. notes had come
into his own hands'in the country,
he feit confident they could not be
5 traced from their source to him, and,
of course. they could not be traced
from him to the Bank of England, as
the list of the ejswasdestroyed
"'Then how in the world, sir, were
they traced?' said .
"Mr. Strangway raised the blot
ting pad and took~from under it a
piece of paper, the back of a letter.
"''The news of.. tie;.robbery ggt
about,' he said, 'and of .course our
customers were interested in it, Mr.
Young of-Hor'sham among the rest.
Mr. Young of Horsham was pne of
:the -people you ,wrote to that even
ing, the evening of .the robbery, and
you sent'-himi -more than you in
"'Not the missing sheet-wit~to,
~ nmbets? I inow iI couldne'-e
done that, for I saw the memoran
dum on the slope of my desk after
closing his letter and handing it with
the others to Gainly.'
"'No. but you put the memoran
dum on the slope of your desk witb
the ink side up, and you copied Mr.
-Youngs letter in the copying press
and while-it was damp iput it down
o'n the:]Ust 'of notesinnunblotted copy
ing ink, and the numbers of the notes
were faintly but clearly copied, re
versed, of course, on the flyleaf of
Young's letter, and -Mr. Young sent
the copy back torneprivately. Look.
S"Mr. Strangwaf handed me. the
f yleaf of 'Young's letter, and therc
were the numbers .Qf the notes, din
to be sure, but not q-uite as dim' then
as they are now under the glass let
into the" oak of . the overmnantel.
Grainly had put a few of the notes
into circulation, and they had beei
traced back to him.
"'He stole the m,oney, -Mayfield,
said Mr. Strang'wdy to nie, -and hec
tried to ruin you, or anyway he want
ed to saddle you with the theft, and
for awhile I more than suspected you.
But all is clear at last, and I'll pay
you handsomely one day for suspect
S"And so he did," said my father-in
law. "He lent me the money to buy
a partnership in the firm, and I aim
the firm all to myself now-and shal]
be until the new partner comes in to
jHe rose and shook me by thejiard
and tapped_ me on the should'er; dfy
"Your partner for life will be-won
dering what hasept you. Run away
to Kate now. my'bo~y.--Strand Mag
She Was Too Devoted.
. Figg-I dorit see Grimsby with
that Lutestring girl lately.
SFogg-No, when he spoke of mar
riage she frightened him off. She
said in -an impassioned manner,
"Harry, I will be wholly -yours
where thougoest. I will go." And he
says .she meant it too. . .When . he
came tothin~k of..the times'he might
want to have a guiet little game, or
something of that sort, he felt -.that
such devotion as hers mright pall' on
him and so he let the matter drop
One of Britain's Big Warships.
SThe British ship Infiexiblec the
y 'pical armoredIbatteship.is.3.20
Sfeet long- and 7ibeaam.' . Thvipuib
Sis 15 feet shigh, 9 above and. O.belowv
sthe water. .. Its walls -are .4..inches
t hick, 24 of iron, th~e rest teak. The
SZturrets "are 9 feet'high,- with 28
~etinterna.l diameter, each holding
80~S ton guns capable..of .firing a
1~ .i~~on ''hot with a charge of
r450 . ..dsof powder. It carries 1,600
atons of coal, enough to make a voy
Sage of 3,500 to 6,000.miles at a-speed
of 10 knots. . ''.
A sick man in Atchison.,ias becomze
delirious, and all- he. saysiin. his~de
-~lirium i,"I feel better,- thank you,"
"I am rnot '5o well tod'ay, th~nk
tyou," "I -a' about' the samze.tak
Syou," etc.' This should be a warnifrg
Sto the visitors' who, persist ini saying
Sto sick people, "How do you feel to
day"-Atchison Globe._ _
j#panese Priert Aa-coftregatlen Disf*d
' Themseles Dui-ng.eeSermod.
During the progress of the sermon
that I7hid the~-6ppoitunity of -hear
ing in the great. Buddhist temples of
Shibba and Nikko in Japan,- both
the preacher 'and thecongregation
were repeitedly refreshed with cups
of tea, while ev'erybody, men, w6m- e
en and children and priest smoked S
till the air was thick. with. tobacco
fumes. This of course 'tenWd to
keep the congregation in an-amiable v
frame of mind and, ase such, more ti
ready to take to heart the doctrines c
and recommen(lations of the preach
er. It is impossible to deny that to
bacco is conducive to calm reflection
and good temper, and aftliouihnow
adays we find members of church,
congresses in Europe and America
arguing that it is wrong for ecclesi- e
astics to smoke, yet our clergy in t
the last century were so thoroughly o
alive to the advantage of.the herba F
nicotina, from a religious point of
view, that they used to smoke.. not
only out of church but even.when in
the pulpit. .
Thus Launcelot Blackburn, lord
archbishop of York and primate of t,
England, is on record as having in
terrupted his sermon on the-occasion
of his holding a confirmation at St.
Mary's, Nottingha,. to order the
wardens to bring up fresh pipes and s
a supply of tobacco to the pulpit. r
Dean Swift used to smoke through
out his entire sermon, occasionally
refreshing himself with a glass of
port, while Bishop Duncan of Dun- t
dee is described as- being so aari- a
cious' that he was wont to make
a practice of coming to church with- s
out his tobacco pouch, and then after c
ascending the pulpit of . inquiring c
who among the congregation would
be willing to accommodate him with e
theirs. It is from those days, too,
that date those delightful old fash- t
ioned pews in the English country
chnrches, fitted up with curtains,
cushions, fireplaces, pokers and r
tongs,' wheie the squires slept -and r
smoked away the entire length of c
"Another glass. as the .Rev. Dr.
Bai-row remarked each time that he 2
turned upside down' the hourglass .
on his pulpit during his three hour
sermob before the lord mayor.
Why should the pulpit be retained as
part ind parcel 6f the furnitui-e of t
our churches?. A sermon . is far I
more impressive 'when 'delivere<I
from a desk than from; 'a .pulpit .
which, no matter how beautiful or
elaborate the carvings by which'it is .
adoi-edcan tever under- any -cir;.
cumstances add to the impressive
ness of the discourse. Pulpits in
deed should have no place in Chris- e
'tian churches, as they are of Moham
medan oiigin, the earliest examples -
recrded being the tubs- fastened
upon tops of poles, f6rming the sort t
of crow's nest from which the ulema s
of Mecca ahd of Cairm-o were woist'to
address the''followeid of the prophet
that .thronged the mosques every
Frid- 'Curiously enough they. have
now been abandoned by the Moham
medans, except in -:a. few isolated
cases, and are' only to be f'ound in[
Christian churches. .The. Japanese
and Clinese priests, whose sermnons'I
have heard, likewise dispensed with
~pipits, preaching from behind a tyi
ble holding.;the- rolls-of the -a -d
books and seated in those high back
breaking armchairs that adorn evegy
Buddhist temple.-New York Trib
..Proatable Chicken Raising.
There is now on exhibition 12n this
city the gizzard of a chicken which,
when cut'-openi, wvas found to contamn
a specimen of gold worth 00 cents.
The gizzard was brought down from
Hurleton by several Masons .to
whom it was presented by S. H.
4 For ~many years past the chicken
'dinners. at Hurleton have been:far
amed. Not only were there chicken
dinnis, but breakfasts and suppers.
In fact, a traveler could not go near
without being asked to have a chick
en bone. The gold i~n the gizzard ex
plains'the mnatter. ~Mr. H-urles has a
goldmine,.which for some reason ort
other he cannot work. So he raises
numbers of forvis to graze, as it were,
over the mine. In their scratching~
they pick up the small pieces of gold,
for the g'litter of the metal has a fas
cination for the chicken.
The chickens are killed, and the
flesh of the bird goes into the pot,
while the contents of the gizzard are1
panned out.-Oroville (Cal.) Gazette.
In the Same Boat.
The new occupier of a farm went
to his potato field early one morning[
and dug up a few of the tubers just
to see how they were getting on
when his attention was suddenly ar
rested by the 4ipegrance of a couple
of strangers'attre other side of the
field who were pr'epring to follow
his example. He was about to chal
lenge them when the reassuring
words were wafted 'to his ear:'
"Don't let us disturb fou. .We are
prigging a few ourselves."-Deutsch
Could Be of Assistance.
Jim-Say, Fred, old boy, I'm look
ing for some friend who will lend me
$10. Come, now, can't.you be of as
"Thank you' ever so much.".
"Yes, it's going to rain, and if
you'll step over to my office I'll lend
you one~ of your umbrellas so you
won't get wet while you're looking."
-New York Weekly.
-On the Safe Side.'
"I know exactly the character of
the lady I am abofit to inarry."
"Hwddyou find it out?"
"hI took one of her .letters.to
'n expert in handwriting.".'
"Wasn't that rather indiscreet?"
"O'-no.' I didn't 'give him the
origial, but a copy."-Paris Figaro.
More Than Her Share.
The Magician-Is there any one in
the audie'nc6'\vho Will loam'e a hat
for a few minutes?
A Voice-Ask' this latiy sitting in
front of'- me. 'She seenis "to have ae
good deal niore" than sho 'is entitled
to !-g-onka s Statesmnan.
-".. In the Worksh1o.
"That Auiger is a syirp fellow,"
said the Hnmmer to the-:Saw, "but he
'runs' around a good deal."
"Yes," replied the Sairlowly, be
tween his teeth, "and whatan awfu
o Provide for the Assessment and
- Collection of Tnxes in the
..Tqwn of Manning.
Be it ordained by th Intetlant and
Vardens.of.tle.towi, of Mannin.g in coun
il assembled. andb anthority of the
Section 1. That a tax-of twenty cents on
very on- hndred dollars. of. the assess-d
alue of ail rtni and perso.tai property sit
ate and being in the co:-porate limits of
be town of Mannin;. sh-ill be levied and
ollgcted for the fiscal %t-ar commencing OnT
be seconl Monday in Auril, A. D. 195,
Tid rndini ou the'secodml Mondayin Apri
Sec. 2. - Thit any person owning or hav
3g in charge or unot-r control real or per
onal iproperty of any description, situat.
r. being in t.h- corporate limits of the town
f.Manniing, shall, before the 12th day of
)etober, 1895, mnaka a ieturn nuder oatb to
be clIrk' and treasurer 6f the town council
f said town and li-t for taxation alI su--h
roperty;.and the said clerk and treasurer
hall foithwith procceed to assess, from the
est information att.inible, the property of
r under contlo, of such person as slirill
ot have made such return within the time
S herein prescribed.
Sec. 3. 'That the said cltrk and treasurer
hall have readv :1 asss-metat< r, qiire.t1
: be made-an'ier this ordiiae:,ibefore the
st day of November. A. D. 1895. -d ,hall.
y before the tewn Counie of sail town all
ncb assessments, and such of themn its
ball be approved by said conneil shall
tand ready for entry on the tax books of
id town as thie basis of taxationi of the
roperty therein listed, and if. it appears
bat any property is listed at less than its
etual value, the said council shall, upon a
otice of three ddys, summons the 'person
o listin such piperty to show cause why
be valnafio4 thereof shoh1d not be raised,
Ud if tb-party Sd' summoned fail to ap
iar. oi n-o goid cause for not raising sfteh
auitti6n ili'shown, the clerk and treasurer
hll rais'e the v.duation of the property so
ndervalued to the amount fixed by said
Sec. 4. That on the 7th day of Novem
er, 1895;-the sauil clerk and treasurer shall
nter ia-ftbook prepared for that ;>urpose
statement of all property liste.l for taxa
ion and the valnation thert-of. together
ith all partienlars necessary for the col
ection of the .tax..imposed by this ordi
Iance, and the amount of tax to be paid on
eal and'p'draoral property in separate cul
ias,-and the aggregate thereof in another
olumnin.and shall have such book ready
or the collection of said tax on the 14th
Lay of ovember,'1895, and the collecdon
f saidlti'and book shall be closed on the
3rd ddy of1Novimber, 1895.
See. 5. That the said clerk and treasurer
ball diue a notice of the time and place
if openiug-aid book for the collection of
aid tax and of the closing thereof to be ad
ertised.in a-newspaper published in the
wn of Manning, and the collection of all
xs assessed under this ordinance which
hall remain .unpaid after the.23rd day of
Zovem.ber,. 1895, shall, together with the
xpetnes, be enforced by execution to be
ssu'eina'c.rdatice with the provisions of
Gtia-X of an -Act entitled "A Act to
,er and renew the charter of the town of
Ianning.," ppi oved the 9th day of March,
Soc.r6. -That the phrase "personal prop
rty" as used in this ordinance shall be
id toinclude all such things as are in
1.aded.and embraced by it under Ate stat
ites of the State of South Carolina. now of
orce-for.the collection of State and cohnty
axes, ;and the rules.prescribed for the .<
essment and valuation of property for
axation for State and county purposes,
hall,.'henever practicable, lie adopted for
he assessment and valuation of 'property
Aaiiedlm~b con-neil. September 20, 1895.
- Intendn~nt Pro Tent.
"-.s Acting Clerk of Council.
xiig the Rate of Commutation in
Lieu of Work on Streets, Roads,
and Ways of the Town
Be it ordained by the Iptendant and
rapens of the towni of Manning in coun
11 assembled, and by authority .of the
ccton 1. Thr~t.all able-bodied tuale per
on'ieaiding in the town of Manping and
who 're b. tween the age-s of sixteen and
ifty ar of age and who are not biy -law
-x1t.re 4herebhy aequired to pay t.> tue.
'let' and 'rre-asurer of the town. of Mln
u~g,:the snm of two dollars on or before
e23rd day of November,..195.. The said
nd to be paid and received a< a commnuta
0ot .foi: work on the streets, roads, and
avso.'the said town which the person so
avig wiould be liable t" p-rformi.
jec 2.~ Thiat all persoh, iiablennaer thie
tdites of Stouth Carolina ti -perform road
ui~y, nd the work referred to in Section 1
if iis o:rdinance refusing or failirg to pay
h said stim so fixed a-' a c intiation on
>r -before the 23rd dtay of Novemuber. 1895,
hall be deemed etiilty of a 'olation oif an
>rdinnce and liabile to a fine nout ex ieel
ng twentye dollois an~l niot e5s< than tharee
lollars,'or to lie imprr~iso,- ina the town
triard house for a terml not exceee.ling twen
y days nor less than six days.
Sec~. 3 That npon 1.aymnrt of the said
'im of two dollars, the person so piaying
:all be exempted fromi the erfornmance of
vork on the stre~ets, roads anid wavs of said
own tuntil the 15th dray of April. A. D.
Ratified by couta il September 20, 1895.
Intendant Pro I'em.
Seal] Locrs APPELT,.
Acting Clerk of Council.
ALWAYS ON HAND AT
[he Welknown and Reliable
..DRUG STORE OF
In addition to a full and complete
stock of drugs, Medicines and
Chemicals, we keep a complete
And the thonsand and one things
usally found in every first-class
and well-regulated drug store.
MANNING, S. C.
Ihe State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF CLARENDON.
PY VIRTUE OF AN EXECUTION TO
L) me directe I. I have lev"ied upon and
~ill sell on the first Mlonday in Octi.ber
.ext at the sn-.t of 31. E. Hleller & Co.
>aitiffs vs. .T. M. Barrow def.ndant,
.11 that. ti-act or parcel of land
ontainig <ighty-tive (85) acres,
iore or less. being and lying on the south
ide of Newman's lra'ch, waters of Elack
liver, and bitnniad northa by lands of
.M. Hieks, east by lnds if S. W. Evian<,
onith by' lands of C. L. B3arrow, and ws:
y lands known as the Loyns lands. S'adi
md more particularly knoc n as the
'tephen Ev'ans" lanid.
Purchaser to pay for papers.
l)ANIEL J. BRADHAM,
Sheriff of Clarendon Co.
WE ARE READY!
Our Fatt Stock Is Now Complete.
We are prepared to show the l.rgest and best variety we have ever carried.
- IN DRY GOODS Our purchasesin this line were made on the basis (f 5-ent cotton, an.1 will
be sold accordingly. Among the bargains in this department will be found:
100 pieces standard prints at 4 cents per-yard. 100 pieces zephyr ginghams, equal to toil de uords,
at 6 1-4c. One case bleach, 5C, well worth 6c. One case 4-4 bleach, 6c, good value at 8 1-3c.
We have a complete line in all the newest styles and
CAPES! CAPES! CAPES! colors. We particularly invite your attention to our
line at $2.50 and $3.00. - These were bought at a sacrifice sale for- spot cash, and without doing any
injustice to our competitors, feel justified in asserting that they cannot be duplicated for less than fifty
per cent in excess of our. price.
SEE FOR YOURSELF AND BE CONVINCED!
Our $1.50 and SL75 lines will also bear close inspection.
We are showing some nobby effects at $5, 87.50 and $10.
XU WILL BE FOUND
'O urr ifaof Carpet's~ Rtas a-Rd" RIIiot% l VERY- COMPLETE
We have made some improvements in our store, which has enabled us to-carry a more complete line
line in this department than ever before. We will sell you a good Clay Worsted at $5; an All
Wool Cheviot, in round, squaie-cat or double-breasted, at $6.50.
We believe we have justly earned the reputation of being the Cheapest House in this City
in this line, and we are fully prepared to sustain it this season.
- ~You are do ubtless aware of the unpreceden~ted ur
in tis lne. e ar plased to state ~ ~ ( '
SHO-ES advance SH
most of our stock was bought.at old prices. Our 'E
women's Dongola at $1.50 (every pair warranted) are good value. Our line of men's goods, made by
L. M. P.eynolds & Co., of Brockton, Mass, will be sold at last year's figures.
In Our Line of Groceries, Crockery, Glassware and Tinware
Iou will find an exbellent assortment for household and. table use.
O'DONNELL & CO.,
MANNIN1G, S. C.
Do not fail to call and looek over onr
-6to( To look is to bny.
IFYO~'.C1, IL WDJRANT &SUX
I0tYOU WISH* A HA %T.
IOU WILL F1%D --, - - O
Becoming Stilesnd Sensible.Shape To Our ClarendenFriends: -
PLICES IlEA$ONABLE . . We are now prepared to offer lower prices than ever. Call or write forswhat.
y6u.want... Oar Stoek is-complete. We! have added.to our immense stock of
You can now be in touch w.th 'Yew hardware a large line of
York as onr goods. cowe ,to us
direct from ta c. Paints, Oils, Etc., at Low Figures.
Onr:endeavor -is to keP "n . Harness, Saddles,..Eubber and Belting, Leather, Etc.
Great bargains in guns, pistols, etc.
We carry a complete line of Headquarters for Powder, Shot and Shells (loaded and emi4yy.
Velvets, Engine.supplies, belting, etc.
Silks, J Headquaters for Cooding ad :Heating Stoves (Warfantad),
Other Trimmings. THE
We al.,o carry
Notions, oys, LIVE SHOEU ST
Men's and Boys' Underwear
iats and Caps.
GIVE US A CALL. _ SELLING AND MAKING.
MISS ANNIE DAVIDSON. SIOES EXCLTSIVELY
It Is Next Door to the Bank of Sumter.
MA CHINER Y Immense stock made up like bread-that is, "before the rise"
--AT--- You will save money on your shoe bill by making your shoe pur
Factory Prices! c m
Every ginnery should be equipped with .
the Thomas Elevating aId Dibtributing .
Machinery for handling, cleaning and
des o atery of two or more gins.
de sor for t'r fo int TILE LIVE SHOE STORE.
Revolving Doubl3- --
Box Steam Preiss, WOVEN-WIRE
tis f-aci Aoha stT H E D A IS Y SIPRINGS.
Ie olbe%; no belt-, no pill~vys; DO SRN S
screws to give trouble; saves labor andl ini
surance; improves grade of !int, nd UWe l e 1 anc. We Sel. wc 2 el
ruakes non'y. We offer ahbo an exten
sive line of
Cotton Gins, Presses, Cane
ALL OTHER KINDS OF FURNITURE JUST AS CHEAP.
Mills Corg Mills, Saw Mills
Talbot Liddlla ARTHUR BELITZER,
Watertown Engines. $ -. - - - * - - 0
Our Rice Huller,
Which prepares rice ready for
ti.. table or uinrket, should' EPD SU PLC
be At every mill. SH ERD SUPPLY CO.,
V. C. BA DH AM SUCCESSORS TO WM. SHEPHERD & CO.,
GENERAL AGENT, 232 MEETING ST., CHARLESTON, S. C.
cr..MBIA-,. -0 __--fOLSL DEL
OVER TWO HUJNDRED VARIETIES OF
KNIGHTS OF PYHIS COOING, FORQ WOOI~
DA MON LOT( a - N.1 OIL, C. OALW
.5 a mee-ts eve-ry first andi thiirI -:V'S ' IiERO S
f - T1hursday nights.. Every
ten rguary n ro Tiniwares and Housefurnishing Goods,
l. isiti!'g brotherN al
.., ys wdleine. Tin Plate. Sheet Iron.
h a t TOBACCO BARN FLUES at LOWEST PRICES.