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LOUIS APPELT, EDITOR.
M NMING, S. C.:
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 11, 1896.
PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESD AY.
AN ABSENTMINDED MAN.
I will tell you while I can
Of an absentminded man,
. And an absentminded man was he
Who forgot an unkind word
Just as soon as it was heard,
Such an absentminded man was he.
In political debate,
Now, I can most truly state,
Such an absentminded man was he
His opponent on the street -
With a handshake he would greet,
Such in absentminded man was he.
Once he left a goodly store
At a poor old widow's door,
Such an absentminded man was he,
And, although 'twas all the same,
Quito forgot to leave his name,
Such an absentminded man was he
Such an absentminded man was he.
-Caroline F. Needham-in St. Nicholas.
Trestg a Dislocation With a Pulley and
Steam Engine. -
"Probably as queer a piece of back
woods surgery as has been described,"
says a frequenter of the region, "was
that performed by - a Moosehead lake
guide known as old Sabattus - 20 years
ago. The man was not an Indian, as the
nickname implies, but a Yankee, one of
those rough fellows formerly character
istic of that locality. This guide was
left on a lake steamboat at one of ,he
far up landings while the engineer went
ashore with the company. A man named
Meservey came aboard and in fooling
around the -boat managed to tumble
down into the fire pit and put his shoul
der out of-joint.
"Here was a dilemma. The other
members of the party would not be back
for half an hour, and the injured man
was in great pain. The guide was a man
of expedients. He got a rope and tied
bis patient securely to a post. Then he
tied another one around the man's wrist
and hitched the loose end of it to a pul
.ley of the engine. He managed some
- jiow to turn on steam, and the pulley
- began to wind up the rope. It drew the
. arm out tight in beautiful shape and
presently the joint snapped back into
its socket. Then Sabattus jumped
around to shut off steam while the pul
ley kept on winding: 'Holy Moses,"
gasped the guide- excitedly, 'how does
it go? I don't know where it is. I can't
stop.the-blanked thing." And thepapey
meanwhile was'slowly but surely pull
ing Meservey to pieces. His ejes were
sickbig ut- of their sockets, and he
. screamed and gasped for breath.
*"Sabattus danced around like a wild
~nan, not-knowing what to do, when he
happened to spy a hatchet lying. near,
and, jumping for that, he-cut the rope
and saved a dreadful catastrophe. This
-wasadone justasthe patyof- city folks
who had gobashore came rushing back
on tothe boat alarmed at-Meservey's
screams.' It was some years afterward,"
-says 'the narrator, "thatI was present
wheti aslot of snmmer company arrived
at Greenville. Sabattus was there, too,
and presently a distinguished looking
man,-on of' the newcomers, went up to
him and said'with a meaning sinile,
M 're not you the man that practices
surgery by'steam? and Sabattus had to
andmit that he was 'that same feller."'"
N o Autographs For HEr..
-A certain -family whlose home is in
the suburbs'of- London lrave in their
employ a cok whose ways are invari
ably so methodical and her cooking so
near perfection that were she to'- leave
-her present home one-half of the mis
tresses in-the district would be eager to
~secure her services. Never by any chance
-has dinner lbeen late at Myrtle Villa, or
~the joint under or over done, neither has
any. policeman- crossed its threshold^
But, treasure that she is, she cama near
to makig-a change of residence at the
close of her very Brst month's stay.
On the morning of the day upon which
her wages became due her mistress. re
quested her to step into the study where
her master was waiting to pay her. In
a few moments -she rushed from the
-study -to thie kitchen, where she had
left-her mistress, and in less time than
it takes to narrate had given that aston
ished lady notice.
- "But whatever is the matter, Mary?'
inquired her mistress. "What has'your
master said or done to annoy you?"
"He hasn't said zinthin," replied
- Mary as she flourished .a check in her
mistress' face, "but he's on'y given me
this for amozith's slavery. -Not me. I
-ain't no ortygraph collector, I ain't."
The Hard 'Lfe of an African Bab.
I note at Chikwa's that the little baby
strapped to 'his mother's back has a
rough and tumble time of it, but takes
it all good naturedly, and one~ hears
y little crying in the village. The
mo + the fields with baby on
her back; bobs' about for hours in the
hot sun, weeding, hoeing and doing
general gardening ; carries huge jars of
water on her head; scrapes him repeat
edly as she bends and enters the narrow,
low doorways of native huts; gives him
a thorough shang as she vigorously
pounds corn with a long wooden pestle;
takes him by the wrist, ducks him in
the stream till he is nearly suffocated
and then spreads him on a mat to dry.
d ~reasure on a Bicycle Tire.
Some interesting- experiments have
been made asto the air .pressure in bi
cycle tires. .As the bicycle stood alone
the pressure- on the front tire was 9
pounds and on the rear tire 26 pounds.
When the rider mounted, the increase
in the pressure in the front wheel was
-not perceptible, and in the rear wheel
it was less than half a pound. The
rider weighed t75 pounds.
If an oil can is not at hand'to remedy
a ceaking hinge, the noise can often be
stopped by using a soft lead penciL.
Moisten-the lead point and rub it into
all the cracks and crevices that can be
In summer time, when the new moon
falls between 2 and 4 a. in., the proba
bility is for cooler weather, with show
"There is one thing about our cook,"
remarked Bass, "that shows she is a
woman of superior mental power. She
is above all weak superstitions. For in.
stance, most women have an idea that
if one thing in the house is broken there
are sure to be three things broken."
"And your cook is an exception?"
-"Yes~ When she breaks a dish, she
COUNTY TREASURER'S OFFICE,
Manning, S. C., Sept. 21, 1896.
The tax books will be open for the
collection of taxes for the fiscal year r
commencing January 1st, 1896, and
for the months of November and De- 1
cember 1895, on the 15th day of Octo
ber, 1896, and will remain open until I
the 31st day of December, following, I
after which time a penalty of 15 per
cent. attaches to all unpaid taxes.
The following is the tax levy:
For State purposes, four and a
half (41) mills.
For School Tax, three (3) mills.
For Ordinary County Tax, three
and one fourth (3-) mills.
Special two (2) mills, School Tax,
School District No. "19."
Special four (4). mills, School Tax,
School District No. "7."
Special two (2) mills, School Tax,
School District No. "20."
Every male citizen between the
ages of twenty-one and sixty years,
except those incapable of earning a
support from being maimed or from
other causes, and except those who
are now exempt by law, shall be t
deemed taxable polls.
The law requires that commuta
tion road tax shall be paid for the
succeeding year when State and
-County Taxes are paid.
S. J. BOWMAN, i
At a meeting of the town council
held September 7th, 1896, it was de- 8
cided to levy a tax of twe.nty cents
on the hundred dollars on all real and
personal property within the cor
porate limits of the town of Manning,
and a commutation tax of two dollars
on all male persons not exempt by
law, who are residents of the town.
The books will be open on the 10th 2
day of October and close November E
Clerk of Council.
WHEN YOU COME
TO TOWN CALL AT
Which is fitted up with an
eye to the comfort of his
IN ALL STYLES,
S-H AV IN G AND
Done with neatness and
dispatch. . . . . . .
A cordial invitation t
is extended. . .
A. B. GALLOWAY.
REMEMBER iHE PLACE:
Dr. W. M. Brockiniton's
UP-TO-DATE DRIJO STORE.
Prescription Work Our Specialty.
Good Goods and Pure Goods Our Motto.
This G'reat Wonder of the Wonders
of the Age is to be
GIVEN AWAY FEE.
ONE SOLUD lOLD PLATED WATCH.
ONE SOLID- COLD RINC
ONE LADIES' OR CENTS' COLD WATCH CHAIN.
ONE FINE LADIES' BELT BUCKLE.
-How- will it be done ?
When 3,000 Tickets -are Given Out.
We will give to each customer purchasing
at our store 50c worth of goods for cash, a
ticket absolutely free. TWhen all are given
away,.*a sealed envelope containing a cor
responding number to one 'of those given
out, will be opened.
The okly machine that in one operation
wil cean hunl ad plish roug rice, pt
for table use. SIMPLE AND EASY TO
CORN MILLS, SAW MILLS,
And, all kinds of Wood-Wcrking Ma
Talbott and Liddell
Enginies anid Boilers
On hand at Factory prices.
coLMmBIA, S. C.
GeoS. Bcker i SON
ing and B ilding M til
SASH WEGHTS AN
OorN Sa h IN , M ud
ingand ouilior Materal
HERE WE ARE
"o tell the people of Clarendon that glib-tongued orators may
:eep the iountry in a state of agitation about the financial
)roblem, but what is more of interest to them now is to find
he best place to buy goods cheap.
Levi Brothers have a good reason to feel proud of theii
uccess in business and to no people are they more indebted
han to their old home folks in Clarendon. Goods are chear
6nd this season affords our farmers an opportunity of obtain
ng a fair price for cotton and a chance to buy goods at a low
,otton basis price.
We have for years been acknowledged as leaders in the re
pective lines that we handle any it is our purpose to contin
This department has been selected with unusual care and
ur stock is not only varied and large, but a lady can find
he very latest fabrics with the necessary trimmings to match.
There is no store in the city of Sumter that can excell us
a this line, and we defy any house in eastern Carolina to
how up a prettier line of prints.
Cassirneres and Jeans.
This line we carry in large quantities and can say with
afety that no where south of Baltimore can you get a better
alue-for your money.
Notions, I-osiery, &0.
Every buyer is invited to examine our line of Ladies',
lisses' and Children's Hose, Handkerchiefs, Buttons. Tow
Is, Doilies and other articles too numerous to mention.
Plaids and Brown
Goods, Iong Cloths,
This stock was bought when cotton was at its lowest price
,nd we took advantage of the depression.
Jlothinst Iats, and 0 ent's
We can say without fear of successful contradiction that we
ave the most complete line that can be found anywhere.
Trunks by the car load.
Shoes, Shoes, Shoes.
Every kind and style that is manufactured by first-class
actories is handled by us and we take a special interest in
Our stock is up to date and our farmers can save money by
iuying from us.
Remember, we pay highest prices for cotton.
ew Store! New Store!
CHAS.F. McFADDI N,
Formerly of Clarendon,
Has opened up one of the largest General
Wercantile stores in Sumter.
1REAT CROWDS OF GOODS
ARE ARRIVING ON EVERY TRAIN,
A cordial welcome is extended to my Clar
endon friends. Will say more later.
Charles .F. McFaddin.
RE ARE READY.
0 NJ 11Is Now Complete ii
Oul Fall St0k Every Department
And buyeri will do themSAlves an iujustice, if they fail to see us before making
their vinter pureha-es. It is impossible to do justice in the limited space al
lowed us, to the different departments of our store, and we feel that we are
well enough known in the territory tributary to Sumter, not to require us to
enter 'ito a detailed description of it. Our annually increasing business has
warranted us in buying
The Largest Stock We Have Ever Boughi
And should we be so fortunate as to enjoy as liberal a patronage from our
friends this season as we have in the past we will have no reason to regret our
Our buyer paid particular
attention to the purchase of Hosiery,
Having bought in all nearly '.0 00 Paizrs
In which there are some excellent values.
We would call particular attention to one case, 750 pairs, of Misse3' Narrow
Ribbed, full regular made, at 10c per pair.
These are regular le to 20c goods.
One eas-, 20o pairs, of Boys' extra long and very heavy woven seam, at 15c per
pair. These goods retail everywhere at 25e.
One cak3, 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.
Our line of Dress Goods at 25c per yard in all-wool fabrics, are worthy of
special mention. Will be pleased to send samples on application.
Those who were fortunate enough to secure a pair of our celebrated all-wool
Tarbeel'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 -rvill sell you a pair from 45c up.
Well we have a few of them, about 1,000 we should say, and the lady who buys
without seeing our stuck will have cause to regret it, for she will pay more mon
ey. We can sell a good Beaver Cloth in black or navy, ne-.tiy trimmed in tur
and braid for One Dollar-goods that sold last season from $2.00 to $2.50.
Our stock in this line is better than ever. We carry no shoddy shoes. Every
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 . . yf our boy wants a suit we have them from 65c up . If
your husband wants a suit we have them from $2.00 up.... Our all-wool
black Cheviot at $ 50 cannot be duplicated for less than $6.50.
This is the line we have made our reputation on, and we are bound to sustain
it. Our competitors may advertise sample hats and Job Lots, but shrewd buy
ers who want the best goods for the least money seek us.
We will say nothing about our GROCERYST(CXKZtheyare so cheap they are
not worth advertising space. Every man, woman and child in Caedu
County will need something for the winter, and we extend to all an Invitation
to come and see us. Our salesmen will take pleasure in showing you through
our stock, and if they cannot sell you, they will make it very interesting for
those who do.
O'DONNELL & C0,
SUMTER, S. C.
Great Sraughter 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 Clay Worsted Cutaway Suits, at $10.00.
All-wool fancy Worsted Cutaway Suits, at $8.50.
OUR FURNISHING GOODS
AND HAT STOCKS
ARE FULL OF REAL BARGAINS.
Ask to see our fine Clothing at popular prices and b4
convinced that we are selling goods as advertised.
LING CLOTHIERS OF MANNING AND SUMTER, S, 0,
Business is Business.
I extend a cordial invitation to every man, woman and child in Clar
endon to visit my store where they can see one of
THE LARGEST. STOCKS Of GOODS
in Manning. I know that these goods were bought in first-class mar
kets where the cash is an important purchasing factor. In buying goods'
for the cash it is to get the advantage of all the discounts, whereby I can
give the benefit to my customers. I realize that to gain and hold trade
the purchasing public must be satisfied.
I claim there is no house in this section better equipped to give values
and that my selections in
Can not be excelled. Families laying in a winter supply should bear
in mind that I make a specialty of selling everything in the Dry Goods
BLANKETS, LAP ROBES, ETCI,
Is too large to itimize here. Come and see them.
Everybody knows that this line is one of the most important in a General Mercan
tile establishment and I will guarantee that I have not only a large stock, bt the very.
best makes. Don't forget it, that I can satisfy you in shoes.
and Gents' Furnishings
Any man or bay can be fitted in this department. A large assortment to select
from, Ind the prices are low. Or Neckwear and under clothing isthebest we have
HARDWARE, CROCKERY AND TINWARE.
This line was selected with great care and we can supply you with everything yon
wish. Come and see our fine line of harness.
The Grocery Department is one ofii est equippedin the State. My staple gooda
are bought in such quantities that I can comoe' with an place in the State. Suffica -
it to say that I wont be undersold. I am also payn ihs prices for cotton and
LOTHING for MEN
LOTHING for BOYS
LOTHING for Children.
Fine Clothing! Medium Clothing
I think I can say without any exaggeration that I
have one of the best stocks of Clothing, Hats and
Furnishing Goods for Men, Boys and Clfi!dren that
has ever been brought to Sumter. If you'want
A- REAL- CHEAP - SUIT
You can get it. If you want
A Medium Price Suit
I have hundreds for you to select from.
If you want
A +- Fine, + Tailo-de,+Perfet-Fitting -: Suit,
You will find a good assortment of the most popular
fabrics made up in Cainbridge, Princeton and Ox
ford Sacks and the latest style Outaways.
No other house will show you a larger or better
selected stock. No other house will sell you
cheaper, and no one will appreciate your patronage.
more than Yours truly,
D. J. CH ANDLER,.
SUMVTER - --- - -- S. C,