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DO ALL THAT YOU CAN.
"I capnot do =uch." said a little sta.
"Tonay this dark world bright;
4y di-Verybas cannot pierce far
Into 1he g loem -f night:
Yet ; am a part 4 God's great plan,
And so I will do the best that I can."
"What can be the use," said a Lcecy cloud,
"of jhese few ropa that I hold?
They will hidly bead the lily proud
If caught in her chalice of gold,
But I, too, azr part of Giod's great plan,
So my treasures I'll give as well as I can."
Achild went merrily forth to play,
But a thought, like a silver thread.
Kept winding in and out al' (ty
Through the happy geldn head
"Mtothor said, 'Darling, do all that you can.
For you are a part of God's great plan.'
She knew no more than the twinkling star,
Or the cloud with its rain cup full.
How, why or -r what all strange things are;
*he w-s on .- a child at school.
But she thou;;ht, "'Tis'a part of God's great
That e ten I should do all that I tan."
So she helped another child along
When t 3e way was rough to his feet.
And she sang from her heart a little sons
That we all thought wondrus sweet,
And-her father-a weary, toil worn rn
Said, "I. too, will do the best that I can."
-Mrs. M. E. Sangster.
Through their own efforts Sang
Lumford and Matt King had stocked
a ranch. The ranch was small, but
their cattle were choice. and their
grass and water were of the best; be
sides, they were hustlers, and their
expenses for hire we-re very small,
'which increased their income consid
At the time of which we write 50
miles in every direction from where
one lived was called a neighborhood
in Texas. There were some who in
creased the distance to 75 and even
100 miles, but these were few, and
their ponies were exceptionally good,
for thb area of a neighborhood then
generally covered as much ground as
4 man could ride over in a day in one
dirgefion without too much exertion.
The nearest neighbor to Sang and
Matt lived 10 miles away across the
river, and there, it is unnecessary to
say, they were frequent visitors as
long as the floods in the river would
allow them to cross over. Mr. To
bin's family was an interesting and
rather numerous one, with a lot of
girls rangipg in age from babyhood
to-budding maidenhood. For a year
Matt and Sang had watched pretty
NWelie Tobin grow and bud and blush,
until she had become in their eyes
the fairest and sweetest little maid
that ever lived.
It was not long, therefore, before
the two bachelor ranchmen began to
look upon each other as rivals for
the hand and heart of Nelie. At
first it was all fun and merriment,
the one joling the other about some
little advantage he had gained on the
previous vigit Meanwhile they
worked all the harder and looked
after their inte'ests closer, so that
when they should bring Nellie home
there would be no lack of the where
withall to make her comfortable and
It is unnecessary to say perhaps
that each had made up his mind to
win Nellie for his own, neither one
thinin the other had even the
smallest chance of get ' her.
Then came the spring frset, and
they were confined to their own side
b& the river-shut out, it seemed to
them, from all the rest of the world.
Itwas then that the first discon
tent came between them. Both be
came cross as the proverbial bea~r,
and the least thing that went wrong
the one would blame the other. So
they had little quarreling spats and
were as unhappy as only two un
reasoning fellows in love with the
same girl could possibly be.
Sang was naturally quiet~with very
little resentment in his nature and of
very few words. He was big and un
gainly, slow in his throughts and
movements, but a giant in strength.
Usually he was easy to get along
with, and there were not afew who,
behind his back, said that he was a
coward at heart, for there had been
times when the tears had sprung to
his eyes when some drunken rowdy
had taken a fancy to abuse him.
Only once had he been known to use
his great strength and assert him
self, and that was when a so called
desperado proposed to give him a
good whipping with a quirt. Then
Sang, in a moment of excitement,
had pIcked the fellow up at arm's
length and flung him against the
side of a house with such force that
when he recovered his senses and
found no bones in his body were ac
tually broken he hadslunk away and
was never seen in that part of the
Matt, on the other hand, was sall,
quick of motion and fiery in temper
ament and was considered the most
daring rider and the most expert
with the lasso of any rancher in that
part of the country. He was quick
to take offense and as quick to for
.give after having eased his mind by
pouring out a torrent of words upon
Taken altogether, Sang Lumford
and Matt King wer~e just about on an
-average with men one meets every
where in everyday life, well suited
to each other and likely to make a
success of the business in which they
might engage, provided they did not
tall in love with the same girl at the
Orte day when the river was at its
highest, and the two men were as
miserable as it is possible for men to
be, Matt burst out: "Confound this
high water! I wish there wasn't a
drop of it for a thousand miles1
To this ridiculous wish, which
would virtually break them up in
their business, Sang assented.
"Huh, huh," he said.
"I bet I'll have Nellie here with me
before there is another freshet in the
river," cried Matt.
"Me. too," said Sang.
"Reckon go, if she'll have me."
"You don't think she would marry
you, do you?" askbed Matt. looking.
his partner over from head to foot
"Don't know. Thought I'd ask
"Ha!i ha!t ha !" laughed Matt. But
his laungh was so) offnsive that even
stoical Sang reddened in the face.
"You'll see." he cried. "Danged if
I don't cross the river tomorrow and
"You're too durned slow, Sang,"
sneered Matt. "Tomorrow never
"That's all right. It'll comeo
enough for yon, and I ain't noproph
"Why. the idea : eried Matt. "A
great big gawk like you wanid to
mrry a little girl like Nclh b Loin.
if jtht that vou
rdto insult her by asking her, I'd
kill vou right where ou stand.
Ylatt vas ag'ry row 2nd his dark
eyes nashed dangerously as he looked
defiantly at his partner.
"D---n you"' ro ared Sang. Ihave
taken all I -m going to take from
you. so you better keep your mouth
Sang was white in the face as he
turned around and walked out of the
house. He went to the corral, caught
a horse, saddled him and rode away
toward the river.
Half an hour later Matt also left
the house on horseback, but headed
farther up the river tha Sang had
It was late that night when Sang
returned hone, dripping wet. He
went into the house and looked
around. but there was no sign of
Matt. and as the latter did not return
Sang soon went to bed and to sleep.
During the night. however. he
woke up, and finding that Matt had
not yet come back he began to feel
uneasy and did not close his eyes
again till morning dawned gray and
cloudy and with a fine sprinkling of
As the daylight increased so did
also the rain, and by the time the sun
should have been up it was pouring
down in torrents. Sang felt ill at ease
and walked about restlessly, peering
out through the rain in every direc
tion, hoping he would seeMatt return
ing. Hour after hour he watched and
waited is vain, until at last he could
stand it no longer and left the house.
As he had done the day before, he
rode down toward the river, and as
he rode along he muttered to him
"What a pair of fools we have been
to fall out as we did. just for noth
ing ! I wish Matt would come back
so that I might tell him."
Then he smiled grimly in his old
way, and in spite of the pouring rain
rode on toward the river.
"I reckon Matt will flare up like
thunder, as is usual with him. when
he finds out," he mused. "It was a
hard pull to swim across the river
yesterday, but it was a good thing
Matt made me mad, or I wouldn't be
able to do it today, after all this rain.
Lordy! What a joke it will be on
Matt, and he so sure that Nellie
would jump right into his arms, too,
as soon as he asked her !"
The water was roaring down every
gully and ravine and went rushing
toward the river, swelling it every
moment. As Sang approached the
river he could hear the angry roar of
the water as it forced its way over
and through the "raft" of uprooted
trees and drift that had lodged inthe
bend below the ranch and had grown
steadily for perhaps hundreds of
When Sang reached the river, he
was surprised to see how it had risen
since the day before. Old logs and
trees came whirling down the mighty
flood, spinning round and round in
the eddies before being hurled against
and over the raft, a little distance be
The water wasrushing over every
thing. and only one huge tree, which
ad lodged in the raft with its roots
in the air, was visible above it.
Among the roots, which seemed to
writhe and twist like serpents in the
still pouring rain, Sang thought he
could see something move and ges
ticulate, and a faint cry reached his
ears above the roar of the water.
"Dang my picture if that ain't
Matt," he shouted, uneonscious of
the loud tone he used. "On his way
to see Nellie, I bet. Little good it
would do hini, and I would tell him
so pretty quick if I could just reach
Matt was standing up now among
the twisted roots, waving his arms
"Lry"cried Sang, "if this had
been yesterday, I guess I wouldn't
have moved a finger to try to save
him. But I can afford to pull him
ashore now, if for nothing else, just
to laugh at him. But I must hurry
up, or the water will rise and wash
"Hold fast for your life. I'll be
back directly," he shouted as he rode
back the way he had come as fast as
the horse could run.
When Sang returned, he brought a
large coil of new rope witli him,
which ha proceeded to recoil care
fully into two piles. When this was
done, he made one end of the rope
fast securely ar'ound a tree and the
other around his body. Then he
picked up one pile of the rope and
hung it carefully over his arman
walked coolly into the water.
Straight out he swam,. with the
sure stroke of an expert and power
ful switnmer, until the rope on the
bank had all run out. The'n, coil by
coil, he let the rope on his arm slip
off also, while the current carried
him downward toward the old snag
and M~att. When only a few coils of
the rope remained upon his arm, he
reached it in safety.
"I didn't think you would come and
help me," said Matt faintly as he
grasped the outstretched hand of his
friend. "Do you know, Sang, I
wouldn't have done this much for you
"Neither would I, Matt," said Sang.
"But today it is different. Now, how
ever, we Inust be getting away from
here while we can. Just let me make
the end of the rope fast around your
body, and the current will soon swing
us into the bank without much exer
tion on our part."
Matt wqs weak and worn from
long exposure and anxiety and sub
mitted quietly to everything Sang
proposed. When all was ready, they
let themselves down into the water
and in a few minutes were safely
landed by the current against the
The eveningsun was shining bright
ly when Matt awoke from a sound
sleep much refreshed.
"I was thinking it all over last
night among the roots of that old
tree, Sang, and made up my mind if
I got away from there alive to give
up my interest in Nellie in your fa
"That's you, Matt, but I don't want
it," said Sang, laughing. "I would
like to know, however, now you
come to choose such a place as; that
to roost ini"
"Well, after the words we had yes
terday and when you left me I made
up my mind to go across the river:
and beat you to Nellie. I attempted
in all right. Wheii we were about
half way across, a drifting treetop
caught us and got us tangled up.
The horse got away from me and
made it over safely; but, as you
know, I am not much of a swimmer,
and so for safety I hung onto the
tree. The tree and I struck the old
snag where you found me this morn
ing. and I climbed up among the
roots to keep from going over the
"Just what I thought." grinned
Sang. Then he added, "I went over
to Tobin's yesterdoy evening and
came back last night."
"What did Nellie say;" eagerly.
"Didn't you ask her?"
"Didn't like to go to the trouble.
Thought I would come home and
sell out to you," and Sang laughed
"What will you take to uever go
near her again?" asked Matt ear
*'Cow and cali," replied Sang.
"It is a bargain," cried Matt.
"But a dear one to you."
"Nellie was married last week to
Ned Spriggs, from Cow Creek. and
moved over there the next day."
"What a wair of fools we have
been." both exclaimed in one breath.
-John P. Siolander in Philadelphi9
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On the 24th day of December. 1895. we
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Orove's Tasteless Chill Tonic is a perfect
alarial Liver tonic ana Blood puritier.
Removes biliousness without purging. As
pleasant as Lemon syrup. It is as large
.s any dollar tonic and retails for 50 cents.
To get the genuine ask for Groye's. Sold
on its merits. No cure. no pay. For sale
by Loryea. the Druggist.
Malaria produaces weakness, general de
bility. biliousness, loss of appetite, indi
estion and constipation. Grove's Tasteless
Chill Tonic removes the cause which pro
duces these tronl.les. fry it an d Von will
e dielighted. Fifty cent-:. To get the
enuine ask for Grove's. No cure, no pay.
Sold by Loryea, the Druggist.
You run no risk. All druggists guaran
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that the manufacturers claim for it.
Warranted no enre, no pay. There are
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for Grove's. For sale by Loryea, the Drug
Lockhart, Tex., Oct. 15, 1889.
Messrs. Paris M1edicine Co., Paris, Tenn.:
Dear Sirs: Ship us as soon as possible 2
gross Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic. My
tstomers want Grove's Tasteless Chill
Tonic and will not have any other. In our
tperience of over twenty years in the drug
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;ave such universal satisfaction. Yours re
~pectfully, J. S. Brnowr & Co
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pen until November 23rd, instant. Please
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h'ih will be adced after the 23rd. The
sessmtent is twenty ents on the hundred
ollars and the street t:1x is two dollars.
All 2fle citizens of the a..e of 1G years to
50 v ars are liable for street tax.
- Loris ArrPT,
Acting Clerk and Treasurer.
Seventh Annual Session Begins
Coursts: Primary, intermediato, high
shool and collegiate.
Latin arnd igher mathamtatics required
'or ad uation.
renc.h, Gecrm~an and Greek taught if
-Send fer, cat alogue.
E. J. BROWNE, Principal.
Js. E. DAtvis, Chairman Bo'ard.
[.I. ~N secretary and Treasurer.
Money to Loan.'
M1ANNING S. C., Oct. 29, 1895.
I hav'e made arrangements with brokers
n New York City, through whom I am able
o place loans secured by first mortgage on
upoved fams for five years time. pay
tble in instalments, att the low rate of S
per cent interest pet annum. The broker
ige nd te earge for abstract and inspec
:on are small and at the expense of the
If you want cheap money come in at
'nee, as the supply is limited.
B. PRESSLEY BARRON
g!1SEPTIC H EALING 011.
For Barb Wire Cuts. Scratches,
Saddle and Collar Galls, Cracked Heel
durns, Old Sores, Cuts, Boils, Bruises,
Piles and all k'nds of inflammation on
tan or beast. Cures Itch and Mange.
nhe s., Cat er D: -Iml arer natas ftetr to :
1e prepared for accidents by keeping is in your
- or stable. Al IDrugg!Stssel it on a guarrnte.
3 Care, Nlo Pay. Price 25 cts. and $t.c'c. 3i you:
p-gist does -o :e it sd us ::5 c's. in g s
warSirI h::T' se:2rorter' Ant..opf! e calin5 Olt
*ar .n. ..' yO .1 9 *
PARIS MAEDICiNE Co.,
'or sale by Rl. B3. Loryca, the Druggist
SUMTER TOBACCO WAREHOUSE
8TIMTER, S. 0.
J. A. BROGDON, Manager. W. B. MEACHAM, Auctioneer
This Warehouse Has Been in Operation Since August 29, and Has
Sold on Its Floor iMore Tlian 300,000 Pounds
of Tobacco at an Average of Between 10 and ii 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.
It Is Our Purpse to Make Siutiter 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 ioo pounds.
Hogsheads Furnished Free of Charge and Shipped to our Friends on Application.
J. A. BROGDON, Manager.
WE ARE READY!
Our Fall Stock Is Now Complete.
We are prepared to show the largest and best variety we have ever carried.
IN DRY GOODSOur purchases in this line were made on the basis of 5-cent cotton, and will
be sold accordingly. Among the bargains in this departmentwill 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 Gc. One case 4-4 bleach, 6c, good value at 8 1-3c.
CAPES CAP S' C PES'We have a complete line in all the newest styles and
CAPS!CAES!CAES colors. we particularly invite your attentionto 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 $1.7( lines will also bear close inspection.
We are showing some nobby effects at $5, $7.50 and $10.
Our|line of CarpetS, Ruas and iingRs WL ** 1ER C0NPLE
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 AU
- Wool Cheviot, in round, square-cut 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 doubtless aware of the unprecedented
EO Sadvance in this line. We are pleased to stateQE
most of our stock was bought at cld prices. Our
women's Dongola at $1.50 (every pair warranted) are good value. Our line of men's goods, made by
L. Mf. 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.
0'DON NE LL & C0.,
strMTmF.. s. C.
P"r D'"rug iis e SH EPH E RD SUPP LY CO.,
ALWAYS ON HAND AT SUCCESSORS TO WM. SHEPHERD & CO.,
The Well-Known and Reliable 232 MEETING ST., CHARLESTON, S. C.
DRUG STOR~E OF
yr W M Bocino --WERESAL DEALERS '
DrW BrcklHOR vERTWO HUN~DRED VARIETIES OF
In addition to a full and complete COIIG TC__-~ FO OD
stock of drugs, Medicines and A TIGry . K ~IEROSENE.
Chemicals, we keep a complete
assortment of Tinwares and Housefurnishing Goods,
Patent Medicines, Tin Plate. Sheet Iron.
Toilet Articles,___ _______
Eye-Glasses, TBCOBR LE tLW S RCS
And the thousand and one things
usually found in every first-class ___________________________________
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KNIGHTS OF PTTHIAS.
DAMON LODGE No. 13
h q rs r ~ i .~ A CH S IA O D and thir~BihaW di~ adC rsm sPeet
ende regnted prt StrigSivrto-s ~iIGos
w~.vs weleo~. I ~ " Fne KnivesScissg n ao rs Bi achin edeec
l~sum masC= C. o.
o. B wEDER. k All repairing guaranteed.
To low prices-the middleman's profit
been done away with here. We deal dir
Our New York buyers have succeeded in getting another lot of
Fancy Plaids, and we are putting them at prices that will take the en
assortment in a short while, so do not miss the chance of getting some.
Plaids at 8 1-3 cents, cheap at 15 cents.
Plaids at 27 cents, sold elsewhere at;40 cents.
Plaids at 35 cents, sold elsewhere at 50 cesisi.
Plaids at 49 cents sold elsewhere at 65 .-i6s.
One case of Brocadines at 11 1-2 ceais,aUl shades.
One case of Henriettas at 11 cents, all shades.
A 54-in. Dress Flannels at 47c., wotth 65c.
54-in. Black and Blue Storm Serges at 49c., cheap at 66c.
A lot o! 36-in. all wool Serges at 25c.
A lct of Rough Suitings at 27c., would
cheap at 37 1-2c. -
A lot of Rough Suitings at 47c., cheap at
One c' a of Ginghams at 4 1-2c.,
at 6 1-4c.
Another lot of India Fleece at 10c.
Our Blanket Sales this Season Have
and to those who have not supplied themselves would say that we have
ceived two more cases and will offer them atiprices under their value.
them and you will buy them.
In Carpets We Are Showing Great Bar
Our Carpets at 39c., 49c., 65c., cannot be duplicated at 50c., 60c., and
We are closing out a lot of Remnants of Carpets and Mattings at a
- - - Our Clothing ---
sales have been the gratest of the season. We have the largest stock
name the lowest prices. We are daily receiving new goods, and are sure
please you. We have also a Custom Department. Goods made to order
Do You Wear Shoes?
If so you cannot pass this department. Sole agents for the I
and popular manufacturers, and we can surely please yoult'in price.
Sole Agents for Celebrated S. C.
Corsets. Every pair warranted.
Sole Agents for Butterick's Patterns
Standard Patterns of the world.
We carry the largest and best selected stock of HARNESS and .1
DLERY in this market, andiname prices;that defy competition. In
Hardware and Crockery.
We can give you an immense line to select from, at bottom prices.
Onr stock of Staple and Fancy Groceries is the largest and
secleted in this market, and prices are equal to any in the South. In
We have some special inducements for dealers.
A visit to our store will amply repay you.
N. W. Corner Main and Liberty Streets,
New York office: 84 West Broadway. SM E ,S
CL ARENDON'S HEADQUARTER~IN Sa~
For Honest Goods and Popular Prices Is
Elegant Goods and Most Splendid Attraction~
Investigate the golden opportunity our new
stock affords. We simply ask you to come
and see cur 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
if8800d8ever 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 Onies.4
Shoes for Misses. Shoes for' Boys. I
In this department will be found laces, ladies'
Natins yand gents' handkerchiefs in lace, silk and cotton,
in all sizes, colors and styles, and at the lowest prices; hamburgs,
threa~d, needles, pins, soaps in all the latest styles and fashions;
hair-pins (plain and fancy), perfumes, towels, whit.e and colored bed
spreads, doylies and hosiery for men, ladies and children, in allJ
styles, colors and sizes, and at prices to suit all; underwear, hats
(trimmed and untrimmed) for ladies and misses, all the newest and
best designs; velvets, satins, ribbons, and many other notions..
Low-Priced Clothing for Men, Boys and Children
Best Flour. Best Baoo.
Best and Cheapest Canned Goods.
When you visit Sumter call and see us and make
our store your headquarters. Polite and at
tentive salesmen always in attendance. No
trouble to show goods. Call and examine our
goods aria prices before purchasing elsewhere
Come early and avoid the rush. . . .
H ighest Prices Paid for Cotton.
BUTMTER * - - - I 5- C,