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WVE DNED)A Y, OCT, 28S. 1 .
De summer's sumpin mighty gay,
De winter's mighty sober,
But jes' betwix 'en a between
Am gorgeo-.s ee October.
So doan' git dow';neas' 'bout do fros'
Dat mek yer b,'n de wood,:
De 'simmen am a-ripenia an
Do 'possum's gittin good.
Do watahmillion's done played out,
But dah am joy in siht:
De pankin's mighty t-mptin ef
Yoh only coouk it ri ht.
So take yoh pardnrs a.n rejoice
De way dat people should:
Do 'simmon am a-ripenin an
De 'possum's gittin good.
FOR ANOTHER'S SIN.
Sir Mortimer Barbican was an old
man, one of the old types of English
aristocrats-fiery, imperious and inor
dinately proud of the integrity of his
name and ancestry. At the time I went
into his employ, years ago now, he was
living alone with his only daughter at
his family seat in Gloucestershire.
A strange looking, tall lady was Miss
Linda Barbican, with large, black eyes
and pale, hard set features, bearing the
traces of some inward sorrow.
. Sir Mortimer, I learned, had had a
son, whom he had disinherited and dis
owned, owing to some act-which had
brotrht dishonor on the name of Barpi
can, ,nd he forbade all mention of the.
scapegrace of the family.
A young man, shabbily dressed; with
a reckless albeit a handsome face, stood
on the doorstep and scanned me nerv
ously as I -looked questioningly at him.
"Is my-is Sir Mortimer Barbican
disengaged?" he asked huskily.
"Yes, sir," 1 answered. "Will you
please come in?"
"Is there any one in the library?"
"Then show me in and tell your mas
ter I must see him. "
"Very well, sir! What name shall I
"Oh, never mind the name! He'll
kziow me fast enough-," he added bit
Sir Mortimer looked up in a surprised
a--i when I communicated to him that
a visitor had arrived and wished to see
him. He opened the door and strode in
to the room.
That was all. One short,'despairing
cry, and- father and son stood -face to
face once more.
A gray, drawn look stole over my
master's face as for a brief moment he
stood eying the prodigal. who had so
mysteriously reappeared. Then he found
"Soi- it s you, you hound !" he said,
-his features working strangely, while
there was a tone of suppressed rage in
his voice; "it is you, is it? Have you
forgotten how we parted? Have you for
gotten," his voice rising ominously,
"how I cast .you off and forbade you
ever' to step in my house again? Be off
*before I forget myself and 'whip- you
- out, as you deserve."
"I will speak," cried the younger
man. "As there is ~a God in heav'en, I
am innocent ! But since you will not
herme, I will not try to save you. May
Sbe on j~uro~n head, and may you
reap as you have sown ! But you will
have the comforting assurance of know
ing that you have sent mre to the devil,
and I curse you!" And, striding from
the room, the yoaihger man passed out
I hastened to open the door for him.
Ashe was passing out into the night he
"Yon are a stranger to me," he said.
after a brief space, "but your face looks.
like an honest one. If you can contrive
it, meet me tomorrow, about thistime,
at the drive gate. .It is a matter of life
-The next mcerning aft'er breakfast Sir
Mortimer turned to me and said:
- IL -you. value your situation here?
Parkin; you will bear this in mind : Not
a word of what you saw and heard last
-might, and never mention my-my son's
name to me again under pain of instant
dismissal. That is all."
It was with some feeling of trepida
tion that I repaired to the trysting place
that same evening to: await the arrival
of the disinherited son. Having inquired
my-name, he began:
"You must first know how I came to
be in this plight. Some years ago a
-forged check in my father's name was
-discovered. Suspicion at once fell en
me, and,,though innocent, I was at once
branded as guilty by my father. He did
not wish to have the family name drag
ged into court, so he took the easier
course of disinheriting me and casting
me off entirely. My enemy, whoever he
was-and heaven knows 1Ithonght I had
none worth speaking of-had done his
work w ell. I became a frequenter of the
turf, a gambler, and nearly-but, thank
I~heaven, not quite-a thief. I was tempt
ed some few weeks ago to join a band
f burglars who contemplated robbing
myvfa r a But though I had
sunk low I was not q'ite bad enough
for that, and, overcome with remorse, I
determined to seek ams audience with
-my father and warn him of his danger.
The result of that interview you know,
Here he broke off abruptly, a queer
break in hi's voice.
I will pass over the rest of our con
'versation and merely state the plan
-which the remorse stricken man had
formed to checkmate the robbers.
LI must explain that at the back of the
house was a courtyard, shut in on thrce
sides by the kitchen premises of the
house. It was a small wihidow-that of
the pantry-which was to be the mode
ingress. Young Mr. Geoffrey-that
as the son's name-was to lead the
urglars in their enterprise. He would
conduct them through the window, and
then, with the aid of myself and Siz
Mortimer,.whom I was to~ apprise ol
the robbers' advent, would help to over
powd~r the others, two desperadoes, fo~
they had not wished to have too many
concerned in the job.
Frifay came, and it was, I am bound
to confess, with no slight feelings of ap~
rehension that I looked forward to the
work which was before me, for I was
no fighting man. Of course I had not
mentioned the meditated robbery to the
baronelt, for that wouild have spoiled ev
r 12&oclock I stolo noiselessly down
to the kitehen and quietly waited till
the burglamrs should arrive. I had aol
long to wait. I heard the mutfl-d sou.nC
which wvarned~ mae that they had com
me'aced operations, and, slipping awa:
as noiselessly as I had comae, I departed
to atpprise nmv master of the outrage om
I foina himi sitting in his. bediroon
on a chair, clad in his (dresm1g gowi
and slippers. His face was buried in i
bands and he was evidently lost i:
thought. At my entrance he starzed vio
lently up and gazed with wonderment,
not unmixed with anger, at me, as I in
truded myself on his solitade. I at once
came to the point.
"Sr," I said, "there are burglhrs
trying to force an entrance at the back."
Now, my master's bedroom was at
the extremre wing of the building, so
; that had it not been for the fact that 1
already knew of the contemplated, reb
bery he would probably have heard noth
ing of the burglars, taking for grantcl
that they succeeded in reahing the din
ing room, where the family plate-their
He gazed at me curiously for a few
seconds and then cal:.uly walked across
the room to his chest of drawers, which
ho opened, taking therefrom a small re
volver, which he slipped into his poc ,
handing another to me at the same tim.c
Sir Mortimer took tho lead, and, fol
lowing close behind him, I noiselessly
stole along at his heels. Arrived at the
kitchen door, the sounds inside told us
we had come at the rigit moment. The
baronet threw 1,opn th_ door. The gas
had been lighted, nr. .. anding in the
middle of the room were the throu men,
young Mr. Geirey, ao from the
other two, pallid and haggard looking.
And then I do nel rightly know what
happened, it was all done so quickly.
Sir Mortimer, stepping calmly into
the room, raised his revolver and fired
at his son, who was waiting for me,
who had lost all presence of mind,
to at on the initiative. With a groan
he threw up his arms and fell forward
with i dull thud on the stone floor. The
other two did not wait for more, but
with incredible swiftness darted through
the 'pantry, and, locking the door be
hind thin, made good their escape.
Just then a white rcbed ligure appear
ed at the open kitehen door and gazed
wildly abo;t her.- As her eyes fell on
the body of the man lying prone and
lifeless on the floor Miss Linda Barbi
can, for it was she, rushed forward and
with a noan-threw herself down beside
her brother, apparently dead, killed by
his father! -
"My sin has found me oat!" sho
moaned. "My sin has found me out !"
And then, her. eyes wandering to the x
little pool of blood which % as crimson
ing the cold flags, she cried out: "I can
bear it no longer! Father, father, the
forgery was my work!"
Casting ono look of concentrated hate
and anguish on the wretched girl at his
feet, he brushed her tremblingly aside
and knelt down, moaning softly to him
self, beside the body of his apparently
Mr. Geoffrey did not die. His father
had shot somewhat high, and the ball
had glanced along the collar bone, mak
ing a long, jagged wound. But still he
was seriously ill, biii fever sctting in
afterw:ard, and for some time he lay
hovering between life and death.
I explained fully to the baronet the
scheme his son had formed for thwart
ing the burglars, who,- by the way, were
catured some weeks after the attempt
ed burglary, and Sir Mortimer's feel
ings of remorse and sorrow at t16 way
in which he had wronged Mr. Geoffrey
were terribly poignant.
As for Miss Linda, her story can be;
briefly stimmed up in the follqwing:
Years ago she -had a worthless lover,
with whom she was completely infatuat-1
ed. Gambling and other forms of excess
had left him in low water, and his
sweetheart had forged the check to give
him the. money he had needed so sorely, 1
aying ihe -blame on and weaving herI
subtle net of accusation around her in
nocent brother. what ultimately became
of her I never know.
"If' I 'bad ~61y kept my presence of
mind'and curried out my instructions,
the baronet's hand might have been
staid and Mr. Geoffrey would not have
been shot. But then perhaps Miss Linda I
would not have ecnfessed- Thank heaven, I
there are not many w ~omen like her in the
P.RAYERS BEFORE' BATTLE. -
Curious Invocations bi 1Famous Historical 1
One of the earliest records in historyt
of a prayer before battle is that of Chit
deic,1king of Gaul, a pagan, who before. 2
going into battla at Zuelpich, so-me 400
yiirs t ~ t,Tryed to the God oft
te Ci s kcIp Aim to victory. t
Bis fI :i(ing of the Huns,i
and Ch18b' if (4g wonld.give
him Th1vrye'would embhace the
The prayer of a Bangarian officer be- I
fore one of the battles fought for the in
dependence of Hungary in 1849 was as
follows: "I will not ask thee-, Lord, to
help us, and I know thou wlt -not haelp.
the Austrians, but if thou wilt sit on
ynder hill thnou shalt not be ashamed 1
of thy children." This was the prayerj
of the "Fighting Bishop" Leslie before
one of the battles fought in Ireland: "O0
God, for our unworthiness we are not fit
to claim thy help, but if we- a'rs'bad
our enemies -are worse, and if thou seest
not meet to help us we pray thee help
them not, but stand thou neuter on this
day and leave it to the arm cf the flesh."
The one offered before the battle of
Edghill by Sir Jacob Astley was:
"Thou knowest, 0 Lord, that I shall be
very busy this day, and if I forget thee
forget thou not nie," and. then the com
mand followed,- "March an, boys !" .'As
King Edward advanced with -his co
umns to Bannockburn he remarked to
his aids, seeing the Scotch :oni :their
knees: "See, they kn eel. The~rebels-are
asking pardon." D'Umphraville was
heard to remark: "Yes, but it is to the.
King of kiags. These men conquer or
die on this field.'
Oliver Cromwell had -gublic prayers
before going to battle-oif several deca
sions-as, for instance, previops'tp the
battle of Dunbar. It is a cariops fact
that the English prayer book-jonstains,
prayers, or at least one prayer, tobe tadt
before going into action at sea, while
nothing is provided for use before n
gagements on land.-Newv York Herald.
KILLINGS BY WHOLESALE.
Four Thousand M1urders~ a Year Inr Italy.I
Most Violent of Civilized Count-ries
A homicide occurs every two hours in
Italy. This was one of the many star-I
tling statements made by Baron Garo-I
falo, a distinguished Italian criminol
ogist. in a lecture delivered on "Crim
inaitv in Relation to the Educat-ioni of
the People" in the Roman college. His
audience included Queen Margherita.
In Italy the annual loss of life by
homicide (osually by lethal weapons)
numbers abount 4,000 souls. Compared
with Fraceo, for instance, she has 10
homicides a year for France's 1, and
3 for Denmark's 1. The Latin popu
lations, indeed, in both hemispheres
1have a bad pre-eminecnce over the Teu
tonic in crime genera:lly, and of these
Latin populations the Italian -is the
Daron Garofalo prococded to give the
reasns why. In the fir.t place, vendetta,
which in Greece was he'roisin and in
mdisval Europe a laudable custom,
has lingered longer in Italy than in any
other country ; duelin g, also, is more
frequent in Italy than elsewhere. To the
religious instruction given in Great
i Britain and the United States of Amer
ion he attributed the fact that these
The manufactures of .brooglyn are
AT A MALAY PICNIC.
A JOLLY D;Y OF S:MPLE PLEASURES
IN THE JUNGLE.
)ld and Young Mingle Together and Are
Ha:'py- No Tircoie Advance Prepara
tion of Food-How Fish Are Captured
zand Cookel For the Banquet.
Of all picturesque sights a Malay pic
,ic is one of the prettiest. With the first
lawn of morning the start -is made.
othing as yet can be seen distinctly.
k few saffron arrows of light are thrown
2p in the eastern horizon, and distant
nountain heads begin to glow. Simul -
aneously a stir arises in the village,
md gaping villagers of all ages begin to
ssue out from their graceful atop houses
wd make toward the place of rendez
ons. By the time the party has gather
d, some 20 minutes, the horizon seems
o explode, a wide rush of orange light
preeds near and far, and the great hot
un com'es up, panting. Then follows
he most deUcicus hour cf ti-o day. A
iudred hues of green are brought out
uto shining relief, every dewy leaf be
umnes a prisn in which rainbows float.
.'he jungle life awakens into its morn
ng psalm, brilliant birds twitter and
oo together secking the early Lug, gor
eous buttexlies come forth to dry their
paigled wi.gs on leafy shrub.;, while
ar in the jongle oft en tho hoarse, gdt
ural, fearst.::o growl of the Malayan
iger sound. bass to -he chorus.
The picni-kers are now under way.
Beforo them is a march of six or seven
niles through virgin jungle and open
paces of country. That will consume
one two or three hours. Somo of the
emales are mounted upon elephants
f there are any well to do families in
he village. They sit very gracefully on
heir lofty mounts and enjoy the ride,
f we may judge from their faces and
requent peals of laughter. Most of tho
>arty is afoot. They are in holiday cos
ume. A funely woven sarong of cotton
>r silk forms the lower garment of men
und women alike. The sarorg is many
ed and the most graceful of gar
nents. It consists of a piece of material
f suitable length sewed together at the
ide, both ends being open. The upper
ud, in wea ang, is tucked nearly and
ightly 'togetlier with the hand and
eld securely around the waist by a
lelt. Sontrines these krosangs, or
>elts, are richly jeweled and worth as
nuch as 2,010 silver dollars. But we
hall not see that sort at a picnic. The
tpper garment of men and women alike
s a cloth or cotton jacket (kabaia). In
tead of buctons the women use for fas
nings a number of gold or silver
>roches. Tleo men largely affect brass
uttons. O.er this jacket the females
var another sarong, which is made to
neet over the head, and serves the
lainsel as a shade, and when she
deases 'as n veil. The feet of all are
rotected by a kind of wooden sandal.
01 these garments are loose, are a poem
or harmony of colors, and there is no
old that does violence to beauty and
race. This is a poor enough picture of
ur picnic party, or 70 or 100 Malay
men, women, boys and girls passing,
king and laughing along their pleas
Lre way. The braves carry somne spears
and paraings, in case a tiger or leopard
nolest. The fair bear along a little rice
ad curry spice. The bulk of provisions
hey trust Tuhan Allah to provide at the
tienic- ground. "How very nice," I
ear the gentle lady reader say. "Why,
>reparationl of mneurs and pies and con
ections, you know, is such a bother."
Our outing party now feel that they
ave gono far enough and they may
alt, no mater just where-for every
vhere is lovely-so long as they are in
he vicinity of a mountain and its water
10o1s. So a pot>l is chosen as one likely
o contain in its black depiths a suf
iciency cf good, fat fish. The men at
>nce prepare to dynamite this pool, or
Ise throw the fish paralyzing tuba root
ato the water. Then 20 men leap into
e pool, while a number of women are
tationed at the shallow and lower end
o catch the escaping finny tribe. Ah,
m big fish are caught ! They must be
ying dead or benunmbed at the bottom
f the pool. And now the boldest swim
ners dive in and far down. They search
he bottomn, they even thrust their hands
nto the water filled caves of the rocky
'ides. One by one the divers come pant
g up. -Soeno of them grasp in each
land a great. shining, silvery fish. What
uck ! Two itsh tat a time, each 10 or 15
>unders. Then the stolid Malay relaxes,
0 shouts, he praises Allah, and the
vhole camp becomes a scene of rejoic
ag, as the spoil is flung alive into the
ot of already boiling water, or squirms
rilling, roasting, frying, on ground
ires kindled by boys and girls as the
>rey was' being taken. Riee is also pre
ared, and Ldore long the whole party is
teated around the green banquet board,
~njoying fish as you like it and curry
md rice such as only the Malay house
vife can concoct. The joysomne meal
nished, the partv betakes itself to smok
ng. chewin;. betel and telling stories,
:der all of which influences it is not
surprising that the next sene is a gen
3ral siesta, which lasts till about 3
'elok, when the old nman of the party
visely observes it is getting late and1 it
is time to be starting back. Night must
at overtake them, or they may meet
Stripes or Spots, out also for a picnic,
and vastly l'referring fresh meat to fish.
-New York Independent,
The Expansilon of Ice.
Ice never bursts from freezing. As
oon as the liquid of which it is co'm
Osed is frozen solid expanusion ceases.
LEhe cracking or bursting of ice is
>rought about in this way: When water
.s subjected to extreme cold, ice crystals
vill gradual.; form on its surface until
he same are covered with a thin coat of
hat appears to be wet snow. From
:his outer coating of ice crystals all sub
mequent freezing goes downward, the
c thickening ac~ording to tihe degree
>f cold. The water which is being con
erted into ice now begins to expand,
reating a pressure upon the unfrozen
rater below. This pressure is both
lownward and outward, and in case the
water unduer observation is in a vessel
he sides and bottom of the receptacle
supply the resistance.
As the freezing process continues the
pressure upon the confined water and air
in the interior of thle bulk increases un
til something yields. If the vessel be
tronger than 'the ice stratum that bhas
formed over the surface, the layer of ice
will be bent upward at the center, that
being the weakest point, on account of
the fact that the outer edges of the con
gealed mass are frozen fast to the sides
of Ihe vessel in which the experiment is
being nade. In this condition the center
o the ice continues to rise or "bulge"
until it bursts from the resistance of the
water below. Could the vessel be tap
ped from below and the water drawn
off, no amount of freezing would be
suflicient to crack or bulge tihe ice layer
on the surface. -st. Louis Republic.
Again the New Woman.
"Are yeu doing anything with your
"Yes, indeed. A ta'rglar got into our
room the other -.ight, cnd Nan held h'
whil I so his nhotogranh by fli
\j eIs Now Complete in
Ol .Fall S1004 Every Department
And. blyeta uill do them.elves an injistice. if tlhev fail to see us before making
t uhir %inter pumrcha.u.s. It i. iipossibb-. to 4,; i :jnt in the limited space ai
have.1 uis, to the differetit departments of of or--, and we ft-el thait w. are
well enough known in the territory tributary to : , . not to require us to
4ent-r itto a detaile.l description of it. Onr a;:;!i mercasing business has
w i aaunted us in bnving,
The Largest Stock We Have Ever Bought
.\n.d should we I so tortuniate as to enj yi as liberal a patronage from our
Iiendlis t-his .season as we have in the past we will have no reion to regret our
Our buyer paid particular ".
attention to the purchase of Foslery,
Ilaving bought in all nearly 1OOOO Pairs
In which there are some excellent values.
We w6uld call partienlar attention to one case, 750 pairs, of Misse3' Narrow
Itibbed, full regular made, at 10c per pair.
These are regular 15c to 20c goods.
One c-ase, 900 pairs, of Boys' extra long and very heavy woven seam, at 15C per
pair. These goods retail everywhere at 25c.
One case, 1200 pairs, Ladies' fast black, full regular made, at 10c per pair.
These goods must be seen to be appreciated.
OUR DRY GOODS STOCK
Is Complete in Every Department.
onr line of Dress Goods at 25c per yard in all-wool fabric%, are worthy of
speeial mention. Will be pleased to sentl samples on application.
Those who were fortunate enough to secure a pair of our celebrated all-wool
Tarheel's last year will bear testimony as to their worth, but they are better
made this season, and our large contract for them warrants us in selling them
at$3 90 per pair.
If these are too dear we will sell you a pair from 45c up.
Well we havea few of them, abont 1,000 we should say, and the lady who buys
withont seein'z onr stock will have enuse to regret it, for she will pay more mon
ev. We can sell a good Beaver Cloth in black or navy, neatly trimmed in tur
and braid for One Dnllar -good-: that sold last season from $2.00 to $2.50.
Oar stock in this line is better than ever. We carry no shoddy shoes. Every b
pair is warranted solid or money refunded.
Judging from the way our tables are piled we must expect to do some business
in this line.......If your boy wants a suit we have them from 65c up.......If
yonr husband wants a suit we have them from $2.00 up.......Our all-wool
black Cheviot at $4 50 cannot be duplicated for less than $6.50.
This is the line we have made our reputat:on on, and we are bound to sustain e
it. Onr competitors may advertise sanple hat and Job Lots, but shrewd buy
ers who want the best goods for the least money see-e us. -
AN IMPRESSIVE SIGHT.
rhe Itemarkable Demonstration Made Ev
ery Friday by the Jews In Jerusalem.
The Jewish population in Jerusalem
is said to be about 12,000, and it is
t:',adily increasing. I entered two of the
synagogues, but their dirtiness, poverty,
and bareness, and the absence of beauty
and taste in their decoration, formed a
I-rz-at contrast to both Christian and
Zi7u'ammedan edifices. The Jews, how
ever, make one most remarkable dem
onstration in Jerusalem every week. On
Friday evening, just before the begin
uing of the Jewish Sabbath, they repair
in great numbers to a spot facing a
piece of the old wall, and there bewail
the fate that has overtaken the Holy
City. The "wailers," as they are some
what rudely called by English visitors,
include Jews of every class and every
ag:. Some I saw wore rich and costly
gabcrdines, and others the same gar
ment of more common material. There
were Jews of nearly every nationality,
including Russia and Poland, and many
of them wore the lovelock which is pe
culiar to the children of the tribe of
A more impressive and pathetic sight
it would be impossible to imagine. The
whole company stand with their faces to
the wall, and they chant, not together,
but each one for himself or herself, a
litany of lament over the fato of the
City of David. The litany is in Hebrew,
and every one present had with him the
Hebrew prayer book. There is no unison
or harmony in this recitation of sorrow
and humiliation. Each one as he arrives
begins to deliver his lamentation, bend
ing frequently to the wall, which he be
lieves to be a remnant of the old city.
While the "wailing" is at its height,
one hears a general, confused, but pene
trating note of woe. Of the intense sin
cerity of this weekly service there can
be no doubt. Many of those who take
part in it are deeply moved. Some of
the men and nearly all the women (for
women also take part in it) were shed
ding tears. The Turks, no doubt, view
the performance with complacent scorn,
but in its combination of patriotism and
religion it affords a striking testimony
of the vitality of the Jewish race.
MUST GO "ONE BETTER."
We Build and Furnish Our Homes to Sur
pass Our Neighbor's.
Perhaps the most common revelation
in the building of new houses is that
nearly universal desire to excel our
contemporaries-a desire doubtless im
planted for some wise purpose, but
which often leads to most extraordinary
results, for the reason tha; many of our
fellow mortals are considerably off the
track, and when we surpass them in
any direction we only go still farther
astray. Thus, when a man has more
money to spend than his neighbor he
examines his neighbor's house and pro
ceeds to build one "just like it-only
His neighbor's rooms are 10 feet
high. He will have his 12 or 14, build
three stories iustead of two, and cover
them with a pretentious roof. If his
neighbor has a four sided cupola sur
mounted by a plain pyramid, he will
have an eight sided or circular tower,
with a covering, for which there is no
adequate word of description, mathe
matical or otherwise. His neighbor's
house is wood. Hisshall be of brick,
Roman brick, terra cotta, granite or
polished marble, separately or in com
His neighbor and his neighbor's wife
have common glass, pine finish, ingrain
carpets and a cherry table. He will have
oak, walnut, mahogany, plate glass,
brussels and velvet, and a thousand
other things, not because they are more
suitable or beautiful-they may or they
may not be, that question does not enter
into his calculations-but because they.
cost mor~e, because, in certain directions,
they surpass his neighbor's-very likely
surpass them in the wrong direction.
Lincoln's Last Law Case.
"Speaking of Lincoln's birthday,"
said Senator Palmer, "reminds me that
the very last case Lincoln ever tried was
one in wvhich I, too, was engaged. It
was in Springfield, in June, 1860, after
Mr. Lincoln had received the presiden
tial nomination. Old David Baker, who
had been a senator in the early days, had
sued the trustees of Shuttleff college,
my alma mater, for expelling his grand
son, a lad named Will Gilbert. Mr.
Lincoln appeared for the prosecution. I
w the college attorney. Mr. Lincoln
came into court, and the judge said to
him: 'Mr. Lincoln, I'll argue this case
for you. You have too much on your
hands already. You haven't any case.'
And he explained the law and applica
"'Well,' said Mr. Lincoln, with a
smile, 'don't you want to hear a speech
"'No,' said the judge, and the last
case Mr. Lincoln tried he-well, he
didn't try it at all. "-Washington Post
"What you need is exercise," said
Dr. Morus, after an examination of
Mrs. Bellefield, who had called him up
"Doctor," replied the good woman,
"being an unmarried man, you do not
know that bargatin days and remnant
sales have bee'n going on in the dry
goods stores for about a month."
"Oh-er, in :har case, what you need
is perfect rest. I think I shall have to
order you to the Bermudas for six or
eight weeks.'' - Pittsburg Chronicles
An Acquired ziabit.
"You heard Mrs. De Voe recite 'The
Lost Child' last night, didn't you?"
"Notice the queer way in which she
worked her chin?"
"Certainly; but you know the reason
"Double hinge in her jaws?"
"Oh, no! She worked in a chewing
gum factory for five years before her
marriage and had to sample every lot
turned out."'-Detroit Free Press.
Enthusiastic Artist-Do you know I
painted a picture of a lion so naturally
that it had to be placed behind bars?
Enthusiastic Aunthor-That's nothing.
I wrote a novel ao full of burning em o
ton that it had to be printed on asbestus
pages for fear of consuming them.
Girdled by a Railroad.
The American firm which finished
the connecting link of 50 miles in the
chain of railroads enciroling the island
of Jamaica performed a great feat in
engineering. The road runs entirely
through mountains and morass. It has
27 tunnels, 193 girder bridges, 13 via
dcs and 11 tower bridges. It is said
that no such tremendous obstacles
were ever met by engineers in a 50 mnile
stretch. The cost averaged more ti.an
$100,000 a mile.
Not Either as Yet.
"Er-I want some sort of a presdn
for a young lady."
We will &ay uothing about our GRoCERY STOCK-they are so cheap they are
not worth advertising spce. Every man, wouian and child in Clarendon
County will need somcthipg for the winiter, arid we extend to all an invitation
to come and see as. Our salesmen will take pleasure in showing you through
our stock, and it they caunot sell you, they *will make it very ifltereatiucg for
those who do.
O'DONNELL & CO.
SUMTER, S. C.
Great Slaughter Sale of
Having recently purchased a very great
bargain in broken lots of Clothing we
will offer the public Great Bargains in
Remember, the Goods are new and warranted
to be as represented or your money refunded.
Below we quote you prices on some few of the many bar
gains to be had:
All-wool blue Sack Suits, warranted not to fade, at $6.
All-wool gray Sack Suits, at $3.50.
All-wool mixed Sack Suits, at $5.00.
All-wool Clay Worsted Sack Suits, at $8.50.
All-wool Clay Worsted Sack Suits, at $7.50,
All-wool ( lay Worsted Cutaway Snits, at $10.00.
All-wool fancy Worsted Cutaway Suits, at $8.50.
OUR FURNISHING GOODS
AND HAT STOCKS
ARE FULL OF REAL BARGAINS.
A sk to see our fine Clothinlg at popular prices and be
onvinced thlat we are selling goods as advertised.
..... r aflllfin-lre nr usulWUn. AUn elUMTEDS C.2
18 MOSES LEVI, 1896.
Business is Business.
I extend a cordial invitation to every muan, womaa and child in Clar
ndon to visit my store where they can see oie of
PRE LARGEST STOCKS OF GOODS
in Manning. I know that these goods were bought in first-class mar.
ets where the cash is an important purchasing fa-tor. In buying goods
)r the cash it is to get the advantage ot all the discounts, whereby I can
ive the benefit to my customers. i realize that to gain and hold trade
le purchasing public must be satisfied.
I claim there is no house in this section better equipped to give values
A~ that my selections in,
Can not be excelled. Families laying in a winter supply should bear
i mind that I make a specialty of selling everything in the' Dry Goods
ne. My assortment of
BLANKETS, LAP ROBES, ETC.,
Is too large to itimize here. Come and see thew.
Everybody knows that this line is one of the r.ost important in a General Mercan
le establishment and I will guarantee that I have not only a large stock, but the very
ist makes. Don't forget it, that I can satisfy you in shoes.
and Gents' Furnishings.
Any man or boy can be fittcJ in this department. A large assortment to select
-o, and the prices -ire low. Our Neckwear and 'nder clothing is tuebest we have
HARDWARE. CROCKERY AND TINWARE.
-This line was selected with great care and we can supply you with everything you
'ish. CO-W&and 5W 'mr fine line of harness.
The Grocery Department is one 'f the best equippe Lhe State. My st-ple goods
-e bought in such quantities that I car. compete with any in~ tht- State. Saffice
to say that I wont be udersold. I am also paying the hicl n or cotton and
DLOT ING I
LOTHING for MEN
LOTHING for BOYS
LOTHING for Children.
:ine clothing! edium Clothing
I think I cafn say without any exaggeration that I
have one of the best stocks of (lothing, Hats and
Furnishing Goods for Men, Boys and Chi!dren that
has ever been brought to Sumter. If you want
A- REAL CHEAP - SUIT
You can get it. If you want
A Miediilll Price Suit
. have hundreds for vou to select from.
If you want
-:- Fine, -;- Tailor-Made,+Perfect-Tting +Suit,
You will find a good assortment of the most popular
fabrics made up in Cambridge, Prinecton and Ox
ford Sacks and the latest style Cutaways.
No other house wvili show you a larger 01 better
selected stock; No other house will sell you
cheaper, and no one0 will appreciate youir patronage
more than - Yours truly,