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ARE YOU A CANDIDATE?
but In the town of Nottoofsst, where I was
born and bred.
We want to make a chsn Or two before the
year has ed.
The teacher of ourgr school has pown
ee to at the place. Are you a
The preacher at our little church has so much
He tals for hours on politics up In the public
And though perhaps this might suit some, we
feel quit, free to state
We wants aan to preach the word. Are you
* a candidate?
Our statie agent has become with such ti
He does not treat the commonn folks exactly
- He snaps you up e'n If you ask if the next
train Is late.
We want a more obliging man. Are you a
Owr postmaster so long has had his salary and
Es acts as If to question him was alnost a dia
Be tellsyou peopl shouk bepromp, while he
Sonhow we wanta different man. Are you a
And e'en dotor has of Tate grown tremen
Be dresses like an Englishlordandrdes round
In a gig.
Such mighty words upon hislipsappear tcon
We want one we can understand. Are you a
If any place that I have named you would like
Send to the town of Nottoofast your full name
The number of the shose you wear. the inches
And this wiu tell usfair -and square yon are a
TIE HOusE OF TAR.
I was pretending to kill trout in the
stream flowingthrough "thegreenest
of our valleys"-Pleasant valley, on
the esteri Sierra slopd-butmyline
was in the tree and I was dreaming
of the days agone, when' old in
Quick, first of the settlers-oldest in
habitant-called me from .the bank,
rallied me on my careless ang 'g
and told me to follow him down e
brook toward Steamboat creekwhere
the trout were biggerand more plen
tiful. As we went we came out upon
the old-stagt road; and before long
my guide was tellingle the-story of
the honor of the house of HarL
As we stood beside the road and
the old settliris saifngthat it wa
no longer mich trreled; everybodr
patronizing the railroad, a fine car
riage drawr by four magnidcent bay
horses came up over a little ridge in
the direction of the town of Reno
and swept past us.
,An the carisgewere two ladies and
some young girls, while on the seat
in front, "handling the ribbons," was
a handsome man of middle age, with
beside him a manly looking lad, 10
o iryear ofage. All in the vehicle
e auguierrilyas they passed
along, and my thought was. "A very
jolly family party."
Theold man beside me was all eyes
as the four-in-hand dashed by. With
his right hand raised to the rim of
his hat and with staring eyes he
stood motionless, as og petridied.
Whentheglitteringturnout had roli
ed away southward to Carson City
the old man dropped lgs hand and
cried: "Ah,there they roll in wealth
and gladness! But once it was not so.
There was a time when all was very
aminet with the. :Yessverydiffer
e.a~t, and right here in this valley
right alongthecourseof the very road
over which theynow'ride so merrily.
-Yes, sir, very diff~erent times they've
seen in these very valleys that lie
alodiglereindenthe ea*eFof the old
Sierra range. They rode then as
well as now-not in a kerridge, but
qa hoses, and fliers they was tool
It was a life and= death business to
them thena There was'no-aughin
*"Yes, there Weis once seen right
aoghere in these valleys a mighty
*u~yas-Alife~and death chase.
thbigj peakelookeit down on
"OB and aRt these lower-oes
I s-ord, I remember-is all
4f 1twas onlfyesterdayihat It
"Yes, thrabit of astory init;
it is almost what you might call a
tragedy, and here we are right on
the stage where it was acted out.
Then to think I have jist seen two of
the principal actors go laughin by!
"Jack Lang,' the man you saw
drivin that kerridge, was young
them 'days--a sanhiniasnhin feller
and as handsoine as they make 'em.
And the youngest of the two wim
min yon. saw in the kerridge was
then a young gaL She was the
beauty of the Great Bain-not a gal
between Uie Sierras and the Rockies
could cgne up to her. She was tall
and limber as a young wilier tree,
and herlsce wasalike the first blush
of a bright niornin- She could ride
like a Comancher Injun and shoot a
rifle like one of the old hunters of
Kentucky. She was the pride of her
father,- the idol of her mother, an
-oly ehkl and the Mie and lightof
'-he''house of Hsirl' as-old Sam liked
to speak of his people.
. "The ranch of her father, old Sam
Earl, lies ofE yander .in Washoe val
leandthieiandis as finieas the sun
inson 'anyvihere on the face of
t:globe. Over these plains and
alonig the slopes of them mountains
Mhe gal, Mifa Earl, racded and chased
about dn the wildestyoiung horses of
hier father's band. Or may be on foot,
rifle in hand, she tripped it over the
bench lands after, jack rabbits and
ot up into the lower slopes of the
Sierras and tumbled over a deer.
Even a b'ar didn't skeerher-at least
a cinnamon-and she killed several
of 'em. I guess she'd even made It
warm for a grizzly if sbWd happend
onto one. She was a gaf~f the frem
tiers and warn't skeerd for- nothin~
that traveled mountain or plain.
"Jaclang came over to this- sd
of the mountains with a big herd -a
cattle from hje father's ranch inSe
noma county, Cal. He and his co'w
boys herded these cattle on the
Truckee medders, no ranches bein
took up inthat sectidh then, and all
bein free and out o' doors like. Jack
soon met Ella Earl scoutin about,
and afterhe'd once seen her he spent
most of his time at her father's ranch
or ridin over the country with her,
leavin the hired men to look after
his father'r cattle.
"It seemed a case of love at flrst
sight, and we alfthought the pair
niade for each other. Iguess old Sam
Earl was of 'bout the same opinion,
for he allers seemed tolike to see Jack
and Ella ridfzialiouttogether, racin or
chnan rabbits or kyoties-games that
Ella most allers come out fust best
In Ela marmet to blame for fallinin
love with the young feller, for he was
no doubt the first real dashin young
man she'd ever seen in all her lif.
No sich young feler was to be found
among the Mormon settlers, who
mostly held the country. All the
young Mormons were reg'lar yahoos,
and besides herpeople had but littleto
do with the followers of old Brigham
Young. So Ella looked on Jack as a
sort of young Lohinvar. In her eyes
he was perfect, and whatever he said
or did was right. And no doubt her
father was well satisfied, for Jack's
fatherowned half a dozen big ranches
over in California and so many cat
tie that he could hardly count 'em.
"All summer Jack and Ella were
out ridin about together 'most every
day, and we all said it was a match.
I remember one day when they rode
by laughin gayly. Barney Clow
looked after 'em with all his eyes;
then turnin to me with a wink he
said, 'A match as sure as if the knot
were already tied!' It seemed to us
it would be a mighty good match,
too-good for the Langs as well as
for the 'house of Harl,' for there was
lots of land and cattle on both sides.
But good lookin and fair spoken as
Jack was, it seems there must have
been something not: exaetly honest
and square in his makeup-would
look thataway by the way he finally
"One day 'long In the fall, 'bout
the 1st of October, old Sam Harl,
who had been ridin about the valleys
swappin cattle and yarns with the
settlers, went home kinder troubled
in mind over some news he had
heerd. This news was that Jack
Lang had been pushin his cattle out
of the country and would soon have
'em all on the California side-the
main herd havin already been driven
out of Truckee medders and up inter
'the'niountin-sasfar as Donner lake.
Jack was goin'to strike- up inter the
1ontains next day, leavin some of
his cowboys to gather up and bring
along a few stragglin lots of cattle.
"Old Sam had happened to meet
one of Jack's cowboys, who told him
that Jack had got a letter from his
father orderin him to gather up the
cattle and return to California at
once. The cowboy furder said Jack
wasin a peck of trouble, as his fa
ther was determined heshouldmarry
a Spanish senorita, who had hun
dreds of square leagues of land and
countless herds of cattle. Seems this
marriage had been arranged by
Jack's folks and the Spanish family.
"Of course allthecowboys had seen
Ella and Jack gallopin about together
and were glad to see that their young
boss had had the luck to win the
brightest and handsomest gal in the
country-one that could ride with
any of 'em and beat most of 'em when
it came to shootin. They looked on
Ella Hari asa sort of. queen among
women-a reg'lar goddess. Not a
man among them but would have
risked his life for Ella. Sothey didn't
like to see Jack fixin to slip out of the
country as he was doin; in fact, they
had held a sort of indignation meet
in abput it among themselves.
"By akin a few questions old Sam
Harl found that Jack had gone up to
Eagle ranch, in Eagle valley, where
Carson City now stands, and that in
the afternoon he would return to
Truckee medders, and next mornin
push on up inter the mountains to
catcli his main herd of cattle. This
news give Sam a feelinof oneasiness,
as every day for weeks he had been
expectin Jack would ask him to give
him Ella for a wife. So, mountin his
hoes, he struck for home likea hurry
cane to see Ella, tell her what was up
and find out jist how matters stood
between her and Jack.
"'By the Almighty,' said old Sam
i turnin to leave the cowboy, 'it will
-be a bad bitof work for Jack Lang if
he Jias not been actin on the square
with me and mine!'
" 'Don't be too brash, Mr. Harl,'
said the cowboy. 'Al maycomeout
well Somhebody hasbee witin from
over bere to Jack's father a lot of
*stff tbat tas caused the old man to
order him home at once, bag and bag
gage. I heard Jack say that much
"To this old Sam made no answer
but toroar, 'By the eternal, no Lang
shall disgrace the house of Harl and
livel' Then striking his spurs into
his hoss he dashed away.
"On reaching home the old man at
once told Ella what he had heard of
Jack's movements and intentions.
She was struck all of a heap. 'Why,
father,' said she, TIm Jack's wife.'
"Old Sam then founid that Jack
ad told her that as there was no one
over here to marry them but a Mor
mon preacher or justice of the peace
they would join hands and marry
themselves after the 'Californiafash
Ion;' then, as soon as possible, they
would be married by a minister or
gentile justice, which would satisfy
her father and mother. Meantime
sh was to say nothing to the old
folks ahd was assured that their mar
riage-after the 'California style' was
as good and lawful as any other.
"It seems that the pair had stood,
up in a grove at the upper end of the
valley one Sunday, and that, claspin
hands, Jack had called lipon God and
al the mighty peaks lookin down on
them to bear witness-that he tdok
Ella for his lawful wife. She, fol
lowing him, had in about the same
words taken him for her lawful hus
"This was the actual truth, for it
sohappened that D~ick Sides and Jim
Sturtevant, who had been out huntin
cattle and had laid downintheshade
of the grove, saw and heard the
whole business of the queer 'Cali
fornia style' of marriage. But the
twomen agreed to keep the matter
to themselles until It was wanted
and *hien It would dothe mostgeod.
"However, what the two men had
seen and heard did not qome out till
long after. Besides this, itseemsthat
Elhad heard of marriage certifi
tes and had made Jack write out a
paper, which they had both signed.
Ella had this paper, and gave it to her
father, who found it was in effect a
regula marriage contract. However,
all this by no means satisfied him.
He swore that Jack should never
leave the country alive unless he
married Ella in the regular way and
without delay. No contract business
in the wilds of Utah would do for the
house of Harli
"Old Sam took down his rifie, then
went to his stables, and saddlin his
best and swiftest hoss, mounted and
left. All he would tell Ella as he
marched out of the house with his
gun was that he was goin out to the
main wagon road to ketch Jack on
hi w bah krom Eagle ranch and
bring him to terms. Of course this
left her wild with distractin thoughts.
As for Mrs. Harl, Ella's mother, she
had. kerlapsed at the first fire and
was of no account.
"Hari came upon Jack Lang jist at
the foot of Washoe lake, and hailin
him, ordered him to halt Jack was
about 100 yards ahead on the road,
going northward, and was mounted
on his favorite black mare, a strong
and fleet nag as you'd often find.
"On hearin old Sam's yell Jack
faced about, but seein the old man
'ehargin down at him with a gun in
his hand he put. spurs to his mare
and dashed away toward Truckee
medders. Bein lighter than old Sam,
and havin a swifte . nag, Jack soon
widened the space between himself
and his pursuer. But Har's horse
was a powerful beast, and one that
would hold out for a long race.
"I can tell you that was a life and
death chase. I saw a big part of it.
Sol Geller, who is now dead, and I
were out cattle huntin and had rode
up to the top of that big hill over
yander to look over the country,
when the two men came in sight and
passed right along here where we
stand. On to the northward they
clattered and thundered. We know
ed them both at once, and seein old
Sam, rifle in hand, in full and des
perate chase of Jack, we guessed at
the natur of the trouble, for we'd all
been expectin to hear of a weddin up
at the Harl ranch.
"On past our lookout hill the two
men dashed-on toward the medders.
As Sol and I watched the chase the
distance between the pair seemed to
be slightly narrowin, for Jack had
left the beaten track and struck out
into the open plain, and in the sand
and sagebrush the more powerful
hoss of old Sam had the advantage.
"While watchin this desperate race
we heard a clatterin of hoofs behind
us. Turnin about, we saw Ella Harl
mounted upon her beautiful bay
mare-one of the finest and swiftest
animals in the country. With her
hair streamin backward she flew
along the road like the wiad, nor did
the long, swift bounds of her nare
seem in the least to slacken when
she left the -road and struck outinto
the open plain.
"From our stand on the hill we
could see miles away to the north.
Jack at first seemed to be headin for
his cattle camp in Truckee medders,
but when in sight of it he for some
reason turned west and, struck in to
ward the foothills of the main Sierra
"'He is goin to try to git up into
the mountains to where the main
herd of his cattle is stationed and
where he can git a fresh hoes,' said
Sol, 'but he'll git inter trouble before
he has gone far. He'd done a good
deal better to kept in the plains with
that nag, for everywhere close in by
the mountains he'll find the canyons
big and deep-hard for him to cross.
But look at that gal! She's takin a
cut off? JehuI Seeher fly!' '
"Sure efiough, she was takin anear
cut and was a-flyin. When Jack
swung round west to'ard the moun
tains she veered and took a course
that would save so much distance as
soon to bring her near to her father-.
"Some of the cowboys at Jack's
camp had seen the chae, and from
our lookout we saw two mounted
men dash out in the direction taken
by Jack and his wrathful pursuer.
Having fresh animals and good ones,
the two men went over the plain like
the wind, steerin so as to strike in
ahead on a straight course.
"On dashed Jack and old Sam, now
close in bythe foothills, and on flew
Ella, who was fast nearin her fa
ther, when the three passed out of
sight behind the point of ahill. The
two men who had cut across from
Jack's camp reached .and passed
rouftd the point of the hill almost at
the same moment.
"The old man got to the edge of
the canyon while Jack was lookin
for a way up out of the bottom of it
He sung out to'Jack to stop and dis
mount or he'd 'blow his head off.'
Jack paid no attention, but started
to goupthe opposite slope. Of course
he couldn't go straight up, so was
turned broadside by the time the old
man raised his gun. Just as he was
takin aim the girl dashed up.
"'Hold! father,' she cried. The old
man turned to look at her. 'Father,
I'm the one to do this shootin!' said
she, and laid hold of the rifle. The
old man let goof the gun, too s'prised
at her bein there to know what he
was about, I guess. Then the girl
leveled it, and called out to Jack to
stop. He stopped, held open the
breast of his coat and nodded to her
to fire. Then she blazed away.
"At the crack of the rifle down
went the mare and Jack, but as they
fell Jack managed to throw himself
off on the uphill side, and there he
lay, while the mare rolled over and
over down the hill. Then the gal
charged down the hill and was soon
at Jack's side.
"It seems she shot to kill the man,
and aimed all right, but a move of
the beast brought Jack's leg in the
way and she sent a bullet through
his thigh. But luckily it was only a
flesh 'wound-the bone wasn't touch
ed. It would have bin a devilish
sight wus for Jack If the old man had
done the shootin, and the galknowed
it mighty well. Old Sam seemed well
satisfied when he seed jist how Jack
had been plugged. I seed him kinder
smile when his back was turned to
Jack, and hurd him mutter somethin
about 'one shot for the honor of the
house of HarL'
"And so it was, for that's Jack
Lang and his wife and children roll
in along there as rich an happy as ye
please. It was the open season for
good sons-in-law that day."-Dan De
Quille in San Francisco Examiner.
Seventh Annual Session Begins
Courses: Primary, intermediate, high
ebool and collegiate.
Latin and higher mathematics required
French, German and Greek taught if
pe Send for catalogue.
E. J. BROWNE, Principal.
JA. E. DAVIS, Chairman Board.
r .- ANASertany and surer.
SUMTER TOBACOO WAREHOUSE
ST.MT1]R., 8. 0.
J. A. BROGDON, Manager. W. B. MEACHAM, Auctioneer
This Warehouse Has Been in Operation Since August 29, and Has
Sold on Its Floor More Than 300,000 Pounds
of Tobacco at an Average of Between zo and 11 cents per Pound.
This warehouse is open six days in every week for the sale of tobacco
and has good accommodations for man and beast. We have all the
time an able corps of honest -tobacco buyers, who 'are anxious to pur
chase large quantities of South Carolina Tobacco.
t Is Our Purpose to Make Sumter the Tobacco Market of South Carolina
and our friends who intrust their tobacco to our keeping
shall have the benefit of our combined efforts and .ex
perience. Give us a trial and see, that Sumter is the
place to sell your tobacco.
Will Have Your.Tobacco Nicely Graded for 75c per zoo pounds.
Hogsheads Furnished Free of Charge and Shipped to our Friends on Application.
J. A. BROGDON, Manager.
WE ARE 'READY!
Our FallStock Is Now Complete.
We are prepared to show the largest and bet variety we have ever carried.
IN DRY GOODS Our purch2ses in this line were made on the basis of 5-eent cotton, and 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 nords,
at.6 1-4c. One case bleach, 5c, well worth 6c. One case 4-4 bleach, 6c, good value at 8 1-Sc.
We have a complete line in all the newest styles and
CAPES! CAPES! CAPES! colors. We particularly invite Tour attention to our
line at $2.50 and $3.00. These were bought at a sacrice sale for spot cash, and without doing any
injus'tice 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 $1.75 lint will also bear close inspection.
We are showing some nobby effects at $5, $7.50 and $10.
Ourtline of Carpets, has and Mattings ""L "E OUOM E
W& have made some improvementa 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, square-cut or double-breasted, at $6.50.
-H AT S ..H AT S
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.
SYou are doubtless aware of the unprecedented
advance in this line. We are pleased to stateH C)E
moat 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 & Oo., of Broekton3, Mass., will be sold at last year's figures.
In Our Line of Groceries, Crockery, Glassware and Tinware
You will aind an excellent assortment for household and table use.
O'DONN E LL & CO.,
""nd"3edicinles SHE PH E RD SUPP LY CO.,
ALWAYs ON HAND AT SUCCESSORs TO WM. SHEPHERD & CO.,
rho Well-Known and Reliable 232 MEETING ST., CHARLESTON, S. C.
DRUG STORE OF
Dr.,WM,8Brockinton OVER TWO HUNDRED VARIETIES OF
In addition to a full and complete COOKEING, FORWOOD,
stock of drugs, Mdcnsad HEATING, V y KEROSENE.
Chemicals, 'we keep a complete N
assortment of Tinwares and Housefurnishing Goods,
Patent Medicines.,i lt. he rn
EyeGlasses, TBCOB R LE tLW S RCS
And the thousand and one things
usually found in every first-Slass
add well-regulated drug store.
ONLY FIRST-CLASS -
SODA WATER F L8 M
NmANNING, -ABI LCEOF
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS.
DAMON LODGE No.13 l m
Thursday nights.an th ACHS IAOD
tedrguarl a prompt
o. . r onx, AlC.piin uaated
4 0. E.. Vonsoa,
Are constantly in the
market, and we are
daily receiving the
of Foreign and
'' Domestic Manufacture.
THE TIME HAS COME WHEN -YOU
Most 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 saeks.
With a view of offeiig buyers the utmost latitude of choice
in styles and prices,
WE NOW SUBMIT OUR STOCK.
,which represents our taste and jodgment, to the critical test
of public opinion, and hope to hear your voice in the
WE LAY SPECIAL STRESS
Upon the good quality of our goods, as we aim to keep
the best of every grade and kind.
WE CAN RECOMMEND OUR STOCK THIS SEASON
with that earnestess and candor that only comes from a positive
- knowledge tbat-it is above criticism in quality and style.
Equally desirible 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
make buyers, nothing we can say will win customers.
We bope that it will be
as much pleasure for Mail orderswill
you to see us as for rseeive prompt attention.
as to show goods.
N. W. Corner Main and Liberty Streets,
New York office: 192 West Broadway. SU TR .0
CT.ARENDON'S HE ADQUARTES IN SUMTER
For Honest Goods and Popular Prices Is
Levi :- Brothers'-:-Bazar
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. Ou'r new goods must be seen to be
appreciated. Samples sent on application.
GO d$ 8The largest assortment of Dress Goods
ever brought to this city now open for your
inspection. This line includes the newest, Waest and most correct
styles in cheviots, Scotch effects, two-toned silk ad wool, English
covert, cloth, with smoother weaves, black and domestic dress goods.
Shoes for Ken. .Shoes for' Ladies.
Shoes for' the Little Ones.
Shoes for' Kisses. Shoes for' Boys.
NO I' In this department will be found laces, ladies'
gand gents' handkerchiefs in lace, silk and cotton,
in-all sizes, colors and styles, and at the lowest prices; hamburga,
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, ladies and children, in all
styles, colors and sizes, and at prices to suit all; underwear, hats
(irimmed and untrimmed) for ladies and misses, all the newest and
best desigas; velvets, satins, ribbons, and many other notions..
Low-Priced Clothing for Men, Boys and Children
Best Flour. Best Bacon.
Best and Cheapest Canned Goods.
When you visit Sumter sail and see us and make
our store your headquarters. Polite and at
tentive salesmen always in attendance. No
trouble to show goody. Call and examine our
goods and prices before purchasing elsewhere.
Come early and avoid the rush. . . .
H ighest Prices Paid for Cotton.
BTNEM"VT BR.OT mEEE . Ce