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With swift and swelling boom.
The waves on the rock ran high,
And the rushing spray shot every waY
Beneath the darkening sky.
The rock rose black and stern,
with a cruel pride roSo he:
And every drop that touched his top
Ran shuddering back to the sea.
And far to the mxistY left,
And far to the misty right,
Each billow ran like a hunted man
With naught to stay his flight.
When there, at the distant south.
Where' the sky and the water cling,
A sail unfurled at the edge of the world.
Like agentle spirit's wing.
The night came quickly down:
The waves grew ebon black;
There pushed a gale behind the sail,
And sped her on her track.
Swiftly the fair ship came;
A stately thing was she.
"Come neir. come nearl Your port is
Chuckled the rock in the sea.
For her no warning voice;
For her no friendly bell;
Only the fright of the desert night,
And a laugh as if from hell.
She strck-en his-traitor heart,
She reeled from the horrid shock.
And downyith.her crew, cre half they
She sank at the foot of the rock.
And the rock rose black and stern.
With a flaunting front rose he:
And every drop that touched his top
Ran shuddering back to the soa.
.iLse Moirgan Sill in New YOFk Sun.
A LEAD PIPE CINCH.
"A dozen years ago, when I kept
inAdrian," said theliverystableman,
"I had an dipetience whlid it gives
me a pain even yet to tbink of. A
fellow rode up to my door one after
noon and asked if I cared to buy the
horse he was on. The animal was a
seven-year-old dark bay, with no
blaze and only one stocking, in pret
ty fair'condition, but rough-his tail
and mane full of burrs. I found him
sound. He seemed gentle, and the.
chap only iated $125' for him; npt.
dear for such alik'ey looling horse
for livery w'ork' as prices were then.
"There was n6thing ~suspicious
about the mai. - He said he had been
teaching schobr back in' the country,
and looked it.-* The horse was taken.
for a debt, and' he had a regulai bill
of sale for hin. But the animal was
no inore good to him, because he had
had the .hakes, was sick of the we't.
and was.going back home to Mas
chusetts by-.the cars from Adrian.
To cut it short, I got the horse for
;100, with a good saddle and bridle
thrown in, and he went off on the'
next train east, as he said he would.
I had the horse cleaned' up and was
well pleased with my bargain, espe
cially after I gave him a jog of a few
blocks'in harness and concluded he.
would be a mighty serviceable'road-.
"The next morning two men, who
named themselves Sutherland and
Hutchinson, got off the train from
Detroit at .Adrain, to sell county
rights for a new patent churn. They
wanted a horse to take them around
i among *he farmers and. I let - them
have my new roadster. When they
eame back' i'"tlie evening they en
gaged him for the.,next day,.and I
was gladtoseehehadnot beendriven
very hard. So -it went on three or
four days. Every morning they
drove him out, and in the evening
engaged him for the next day.. Blut
tey d ~ e,,ohve uch.lie
about giving up and going away dis-'
couraged. I suggested they had bet
ter stay over to the county fair, which
was to open the next week, when
-d-hey could show their churn to every
body in that- part of Michigan, and
would be likely to do well.
"After a little talk the idea seemed
to please them, and they agreed to
stay. I posted them on where to get
their license and space, and hire a
tent and so on,- foi' all of which they
thanked me warmly. Then they
concluded they wduld have to hire a
horse to take.them out tothe grounds
and back, and maybe drive around a
bit, and they would engage the one
they had been using. They would
payefor him for every day, whether
they used.liim.or not; -only they stip
ulated that I was not. under any cir
camstances o let any one else work
him during the fair week.
"Of course I. agreed to- that, and
one of them hainded me a$20'bill in
advance to bind the bargaih.. I
couldn't have violatedmy part ofthe
agreement if I had wanted to, for
they took him away early every
morning and kept him until long
after dark,'-but he never showed a
sign of hard work, so Ihad no reason
to complain. And they remarked,
'two or three times, what a comfort
it was to have the horse onewas used
to and had learned to trust, particu
larly for a person who didn't pretend
to be much of a driver. Sutherland
always drove. He was a stout,
hesilthy sort of a man. Hutchinson
was a little dried up looking chap,
viho said he didn't know much about
'-orses and was rather afraid of them.
"At our nountfy 'fair-the same as
it is nowadays at pretty much ak
county fairs-the fat hogs and blood
ed cattle and patchwork quilts and
such like were just a good excuse for
horse racing-the only near home
chance the deacons had in the whole
year to do a little quiet betting pn a.
trot, and as-our~ mngers gave lib-.
eral purses they-used 'to draw good
stock and have. fin~e races. . So they
seemed to the public anyway, but the
fact was that there was a regular,
ring of racing men who had 'it 'all
fixed up among themselves to divide
the purses aid milk the public pock
ets by throwing the races. That was
all found out: afterward, but not in
time to do any good..
"They had one mare of the Gold
Dust strain-Sultana they called her
-that could have won in every
event she was enterc:1 for if allowed,
but that was not their game and
there is no doubt she was pulled in
the two mile "trot, best two out of
three, on the third day, letting a
black horse 'named Nabob come un
der the wire, winner by a head.
"That evening Mr. Sutherland,
who had bet on Sultana and solaced
himself afterward with dihard cider,
accumulated quite a jag, and when
in a good mood for freeing his mind
met .up with a chap named Carter,
who owned Sultana. To Mr. Carter
he-confided in a voice like a foghorn
his private impressi~n that the mare
was no good; thatls was a cow;
that it was a dead skin on an inno
cent public to match her against a
real horse like Nabob, and. so on, in
such an aggravating way that final
ly he got Sultana's owner hot and
mad all the way through. To clinch
all the p.ant churn man swore he
was hiring by the day a common
livery stable plug that he would bet
could beat Sultana a one mile heat
anyway, and he pulled out a roll of
bills like a fat man's leg to make his
"To Mr. Carter, who was out for
the dust and meant business all the
time, that proposition seemed a pe
culiarly juicy piece of pie. He knew
well enough that his marc could beat
Nabob any day.and at any distance,
and the idea of any fool matching a
common livery roadster against her
made him happy, especially for a one
mile heat, which was the surest thing
she had. The upshot of their wrangle
was that they actually made a match
for $500 a side, one mile heat, be
tween Sultana and my roadster, to
be trotted the iext morning at an
hour when the track would be free
if they could get the managers' per
mission, and the money was#nt up
in good hands, safe to go to the win
ner. To get the managers' permis
sion the trot Ifad to be represented to
them as a bit of fun for a basket of
wine, just to teach a lesson to the
churn man, who was too brash for
his own good, and they thought it
would be quite a joke.
"A few minutes after the match
was made, Sutherland's partner in
the churn business wobbled into the
saloon where the horse talk was go
ing on, and he was full as a goat. He
seemed flabbergasted when he heard
and succeeded in understanding what
had been going on, and the two part
4rs hid quite a row, Hutchinson
calling his fat friend all kinds of a
fool for what he had done. But when
some outsiders interfered in the in
terest of the public peace, which
seemed liable to be broken, little
Hutchinson turned on them savage
as a mink, and swerving right around,
as a drunken man will, he swore h6
would stand by his partner, whatever
his partner did was right, and he
would back his partner with every
dollar he had. Then he flashed up a
roll -of money, like the other chap's,
except that it seemed to have grown
up to maturity. There must have
been at least $3,000 up on each side
outside the stakes before the bluffing
and calling down came to an end,
and drunk as the churn men were
they tookgood care the money was
in solid, responsible hands.
"When the story of the match got
around the next morning, there was
a feeling of sadness in the commu
nity on account of all the churn
men's money being up with Mr. Car
ter and his friends, for it was felt
that those who had not got a piece of
io good a thbig had actually lost just
so much. But that cloud had a sil:
ver lining. *Two innocent looking
young chaps-students fron Ann Ar
bor they said they were-strolled in
to the town to see the fair, and being
at the track when the trot was'about
coming off simple mindedly put a
few dollars on my roadster.
"Well, people literally climbed over
each other to get at them,.offering
all sorts of .dads to grab a 'share of
their pelf. They got three to one,
then five to one, and when the horses
'efscdringais high as ten to opie.
It might have seemned strange, if any
body had thought -about it at the
time, how much money they had
being only students-and.how ably
theyr. caught everybody's bet and
wvorked up the odds, but all said it
was just-youthf ulpigheadedness that
made them act so and quoted wise
sayings about 'a fool and his money'
and 'more money than brains' and
"I didn't have a cent up. When
Sutherland brought the horse home
after the match was on, he didn't
seem to me even a little bit drunk.
He told me what was up, offered to
deposit the value of the horse as se
curity he would not be harmed and
said he would give me $100 if he won
and $50 anyway, so I told him it was
all right so far as I was 'concerned,
but I was sorry he was going to lose
his money. He sort of smiled, but
then seemed to recollect himself and
sighed, remarking that 'it couldn't
be helped now,' but he wished I would
let Hutchinson stay in the stable that
night with the watchman, to seethat
*io harm came to the horse, because
he didn't trust those racing men.
"I knew of course that Carter and
hisgang had too sure a thing for it
to be-worth their while to drug the
horse, even if they had the chance,
but humored him, and Hutchinson
staid. For a man who didn't know
much about horses, the way he
rubbed that roadster down and
bathed his legs, fed' him, tested his
shoes and so ot was really surpris
ing. A queer sort of feeling floated
into my mind, not exactly suspicion,
but the biggest uncertainty I ever
felt, and I concluded I wouldn't bet.
And the next morning, when I saw
it was Hutchinson and not Suther
land who took the reins, and that he
suddenly looked like a driver from
way back, I was quite satisfied-that I
hadn't.bet any, though .I could not
say why. I just said nothing to any
"Well, the trot came off. My liv
ery plug went away from Sultana at
the quarter; was two good lengths
ahead at the half; at the three-quar
ter .the pace was so hot for her that
she broke and went up into the air,
and by the time her driver got her
down again to a square gait she was
too far behind to even save her dis
tance. You never saw such a sdene
of dismay in your life. The public
howled and gnashed its teeth. My!
How folks did swear that day! As
for Carter, he was just wild; swore
it was a put up job, said the horse
was a ringer, and demanded that all
bets should be declared off. But the
churn men proved the honesty of
their position easily enough by me,
and the bets were paid.
"Mr. Sutherland didn't wait to close
up his churn business. He just left
it. He and his partner, after giving
me the $100 he had promised, took
the next train for Detroit. And the
two college students left at the same
time, seeming satisfied with the fair.
And most of the currency of Lena
wee county left by that train.
"I felt 10 feet high that night and
wouldn't take $10,000 for my road
ster. In fact, Irefused $5,000. In my
mind's eye I had a world beater, one
to take out on the grand'circuit and
win everything with it
"But along in the forenoon of the
next day, an Indiana sheriff from
Marshall county, I think, if I re
member right, came to town looking
for a stolen horse and found him.
Yes, you've guessed right; it was my
roadster. The owner of the horse
The bill of sale, in his name, which I
had, was a forgery. Proof was clear
and I could do nothing but give up.
The owner was square enough, how
ever, to give me back the hundred I
had paid to the thief, so that on the
whole transaction I was $140 ahead
and had no right to complain.
"About a month afterward the
facts came out, and Carter had been
right. There was a put up job, and
the pretended churn men, the stu
dents, the thief, the real owner of
the horse-and the sheriff, too, I
guess-were all in it. Hutchinson
was one of the best drivers in the
land and had trained the horse, so the
gang knew they had' a cinch on Sul
tana, but to work it so as to get all
out of it that was possible they had
to play their comedy in the fine way
"The horse was one with a reputa
tation already, and as he had a blaze
face and three white stockings his
marks would have given him away
away if he had not been neatly dyed,
and the dye would have worn or been
washed off if they had not so engi
neered things as to keep him practi
cally in their possession all the time
I nominally had him. To renew his
color and maintain him in good rac
ing form, ready for a big effort, was
easy enough the way they arranged
matters, and they played their game
through from start to finish without
a fault, the effect thereof being per
fect in the nature of what I now
hear spoken of as a lead. pipe cinch
on the boys."-Philadelphia Times.
WHOLESALE SHIPPERS OF
resh ih t all i uls te hms;
Our regular seasun for -sbipnents of
fte.h fish (packed in ice) being now opeD,l
we are prepared to ship you any desired
quantity. Ciarleston is the only market
south t.at can offer a large variety of fish,
and, being situated on the ocean, where
they are caught, must be fresh. We solicit
22 AND 24 MARKET ST., CHARLESTON, S. C.
If so, buy the
The best stone
Moore County rit, for grinding
corn ; requires less dressing; gives less
trouble; -makes better rueal, and cost less
money than any mill in the world.
Next is our
The only mill in the
hiI M world that will, in
.one operation, take rough rice, hull, clean
anl polish it ready for niarket or table.
Plantation and Other Saw Mills.
ALSO - -
Bottom Factory Prices.
V. C. BADH AM
- GENERAL AGENT,
cocUramIA, s. C.
. C. LESLIE,
WHOLEsALE AND RETAIL.
COMMIssION DEALER IN
ish Packed foF Ccntry Orders a Specially
io chaiges for pa-king. Se-nd for price
list. Consignments of cuntry produce are
respectfully solbeited. Poultry, eggs, etc.
. Stalls Nov. 1 and 2 F~sh Market.
Office, Nos. 18 and 20 Market st.,
east of Bay. . . . .
CHIARLESTON, S. C.
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS.
DAMON LODGE No. 13
cy ' mett every first and third
'Thursany 'nights. Every
;member requested to at
-tend regularly and promtpt
- ly. Visiting brothiers al
J1. II. R:anv, C. C
O . E.-Winiran.
K. of R. &. S.
ALWAYS ON HAND AT
The Well-Known and Reliable
DRUG STORE OF
r, W, M.Brockinton
In addition to a full and complete
stock of drugs, Medicines and
Chemicals, we keep a complete
And the thousand and one things
usually found in every first-class
and well-regulated drug store.
MANNING, S. C.
Seventh Annual Session Begins
Septemfber 2nd, 1895.
Fri~s Pruary, intermediate, high
.-4hool and collegiate.
E. J. BROWVNE, Principal.
JAS. E. DAvis, Chairman Board.
T. T. R a AL T.ecretaryT and surer.
. WE ARE READY !
Our Fall Stock Is Now Complete.
C. We are prepared to show the largest and best variety we have ever carried.
IN DRY GO OOD Our purcbases in this line were made on the basis of 5-cent cotton, and will
be sold accordingly. Among the bargains in this department will be found
100 pieces standard prints at 4 cents per yard. 130 pieces zophyr ginghauis, equal to toil de nords,
at 6 1 4c. One case bleach, 5c, well worth Ge. One case 4 4 bleach, 6c, good value at 8 1-3c.
We have a comnlete line in a'1 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 justitied in asserting that they cannot be duplicated for less than fifty
per cent in excess of our price.
SEE FORL YOURSELF AND BE' CONVINCED I
Our $1.50 and S1.75 lines will also bear close inspection.
We are showing some nobby effects at $5, $7.50 and $10.
Our line of Carpets- Rugs and Mailings "I ER OMPLETE
We have made some improvements in our store, wvbich 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, square-cut or double-breast.rl, 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.
S You are doubtless aware of the unprecedented 0.'
ROEHS advance in this line. We aft pleased to state
Sost of our stock was bought at old prices. Our -
women's Dongola at $1.50 (every pair warranted) are good value. Our line of men's goods, made by
L. M. Reynolds & Co., of Brockton, Mass., will be sold at last year's figures.
In Our Line of Groceries, Crockery, Glassware and Tinware
You will find an excellent assortment for household and table use.
O'DONNELL & CO.,
BUMTR. S- C
NEW YORK HARDwARE!
MANNING, S. C.
Do not fail to call and look over our
stock. To look is to buy.
IF OUWISH A H41 T
-~ You WILL rID -- 'R, 9. *
Becoming Styles and Sensible-Shiaps : To Our Clarendon Friends:
PRICES RE ASONAMI~. EWe are now prepared to offer lower prices than ever. Call or write for whait
you want. Our Stock is complete. We have addeld to our* im ens: st .ek of
Yarn c~u an i o ie in touch with Ne - lhardware a large line of
Yo'rk as our gcods comie to us.
direct from that city. Paints, Oils, Etc., at Low Figures.
Our endeavor is to keep anHansadesRubradetigLehrEc
UP-TO-DATE HOUTSE..Hres adeRbe n llig eteEc
Great bargains in guns, pistols, etc.
We carry a complete line "oHaqatr o odr ht n hls(odd~u mt)
Velvets, Egn upis etnec
Other Trimmings. fl'
Noin, Toys, LIE S O ST R
Men's and Boys' Underwear
Hats and Caps.SU TRS.C
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dealng, you wil then get
bility. Yiou want thse one that,
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parts, fneness of nis, beauty
in appeaance, or as as many
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~HE REG.LVE ALLOEXSTORE
Maririig, S. ., SUM.TER,.lS..C.
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A LL SHOES EXCLUS]~7ELYXIM
Immens siockmatheu liketread--that i,."befre)therise
r. ~ ;is-You wiillisaveelmoney mon your(Gshoe. bill by main yu sho pur
mid.. i ileYt t .~,'; 2.PLAicuebJa ses1 from s.
bdiv.1 liuotisn I o apciE,,di $___.
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b. dElih. BRiWN, MANNIN. gt.h
tenion for acher 's l ob he no Man
Sn ol iad b o vrn themgseles cod
Lares ID (pIMll Store 1il Slate
Arc constartly in the
market, and we are
daily receiving the
of Foreign and
THE TIME HAS COME WHEN YOU
Must think about Fall and Winter Goods.
We want you to connect these thoughts with our
Stock and Store.
OUR PREPARATIONS FOR FALL
Business have been made on a very generous scale.
With a view of offering buyers the utmost latitude of choice
in styles and prices,
WE NOW SUBMIT OUR STOCK,
which represents oar taste and judgment, to the critical eat
(.f publ!c opinion, and hope to hear your ioice in the
WE LAY SPECIAL STRESS
Upon the good qnality of our goods, as we aim to keep
the bert of every grade and kind.
WE CAN RECOMMEND OUR STOCK THIS SEASON
with that earnastuess and candor that only comes from a positive
knowledge that it is above criticism in quality and style.
Equally desirable goods will not
be duplicated elsewhere during
the season at our prices,
WE RESPECTFULLY ASK
An examination of our goods. We shall not importune
any one to buy, feeling sure that if our stock will not
:wake buyers, nothing we can say will win customers.
We hope that it will be
as much pleasure for Mail orders will
you to see us as for receive prompt attention.
us to show goods.
J. RYTTENBERi & SONS,
N. W. Corner M~ain and Liberty Streets,
New York office: l92 West Broadway. SUMTER, S. O,
CLAREND ON'S HEADQUARTERS IN SUTERI
For Honest Goods and Popular Prices Is
Elegant Goods and Most Splendid Attractions
Investigate the golden opportunity our new
stock affords. We simply ask you to come
and see our goods, assuring all that they
will find the highest grades and uniform
prices. Our new goods must be seen to be
appreciated. Samples sent on application.
~- The largest-assortment of Dress Goods
| QQ UUQ ever brought to this city now open for your
inspection. This line includes the newest, latest and most correct
styles in cheviots, Scotch effects, two-toned silk and wool, English
covert cloth, with smoother weaves, black and .domestic dress goods. -
Shoes for Men. Shoes for Ladies.
Shoes for the Little Ones.
Shoes for Misses. Shoes for Boys.
In this department will be found laces, ladies'
N~t|HS.and gents'-handkerchiefs in lace, silk and cotton,
in all sizes, colors and styles, and at the lowest prices; hamnburgs,
thread, needles, pins, soaps in all the latest styles and fashions;
hair-pins (plain and fancy), perfumes, towels, white and colored bed
spreads, doylies and hosiery for men, ~,adies and children, in all
styles, colors and sizes, and at prices to suit all; underwear, hats
(trimmed and untrimmned) for ladies and misses, all the newest and
best desigos; velvets, satins, ribbons, and many other notions..
[Low-Priced Clothing for Men, Boys and Children
Best Flou.r. Best Baoon.
Best and Cheapest Canned Goods.
Wbenu you visit S.a ni a' l-- us andI un-ko
our store y our* headquarters. Polite and at
temtive salesmen~ always in attendance. No
troul-le to show gook.OCall and examine our
goodls and prices be.fore purchasing elsewhere.
Come earl. and avi~d the rush....
Highest Prices Paid for Cotton.