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LOUIS APPELT, EDITOR.
MANNING, S. C.:
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 18, 1896.
PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY.
A LITTLE DUTCH GARDE0N.
I passed by a.garden, a little Dutch garden.
Where useful and pretty things grew
Heartsease and tomatoes.
And pinks and potatoes.
And lilies and onions and rue.
I saw in that garden, that little Dutch garden.
A chubby Dutch man with a spado,
And a rosy Dutch frau
With a shoe like a scow.
And a flaxen haired little Dutch maid.
There grew in that garden, that little Dutch
lae fLag fLowers, lovely and tall.
And early blush roses
And little pink posies
But Gretchen was fairer than all.
My heart's in that garden, that little Dutch
It tumbled right in as I passed.
'Mid 'wildesing mazes
Of spinach and daisies,
And Gretchen is holding it fast.
-Hattie Whitney in Boston Budget.
BIG CALI'FORNIA FORTUNES.
Half of Those Who Inherited Them Ar
California has long had a reputation
as the home of the bonanza king, and a
recently issued document, based on the
records of the San Francisco probate
court, tells an interesting story of the
contests and entanglements which have
massed about the last testament of many
famous millionaires and the final dispo
sition of the vast sums they left behind
them. The document gives the history
of 53 wills, disposing of $175,000,000.
About 400 heirs divided that vast sum,
and today nearly half of that number
are penniless again, and only a few
have succeeded in adding to their in
The average number of persons pro
vided for in each will was ten, though
in a number of instances, the most not
able of which was the case of Florence
Blythe, the entire estates passed into
thelands of single heirs. The compar
atively small estate of Kate Johnson,
which was appraised at $1,250,000,
reached more heirs than any other, the
number on the list being 25, while the
$4,000,000 of Thomas Blythe went to
the one child, Florence, after a celebrat
ed trial. The estate of Maria Coleman
was valued at $1,757,000, and it went
equally to three heirs. Charles Crock
er's $22,000,000 reached six persons,
while Mary Ann Crocker's $11,883,657
went share and share alike to four of
the six who got Charles Crocker's larger
Peter Donahue's $3,708,812 went in
equal parts to three heirs. Mrs. Theresa
Fair's $4,693,250 went to three persons
-Charles L. Fair, Miss Virginia Fair
and Mrs. Herman Oelrichs-while Wil
iam P. Fuller distributed his $1,771,
262 to seven persons of his nams
*- Emanuel Goldstein's $1,000, .. t
to six heirs. George Heare ' , 88,137
went in equal parts t is wife and son,
while Walter o 's $5,273,366
en,' 's to his three children
Walter Hobart, Miss Ella Hobart 'and
Mrs. Winthrop Lester. Mary Hopkins'
$20,694,762 went to two persons. Rob
ert 0. Johnson's $1,910,550 went to 11
persons in almost equal portions.
There are a few exceptions to the
general course of estates, as in the case
of Lick and Stanford. The $5,000,000
7of the Lick estate went chiefly to one
heir and to a number of trusts of a pub
-lic nature created before James Lick's
death. Charles McLaughlin left his
$2, 476,000 to his widow, while Alexan
der Montgomery's $2,350,845 went to
three- heirs. Daniel T. Murphy~'s $2,
041,670 went to six heirs. William S.
O'Brien's $9, 655,450 reached eight per
sons. James Phelan left an even mil
lion, which reached four persons in
shares. and a number of small bequests.
A. J. Pope's $1,660,000 reached four
heirs. Washington Ryer left $1,276,398
to 15 persons. Leland Stanford's $17,
688,319 went to four persons and the'
trust for the university.-Denver Field
and Farm._ ____
Careful inquiry at the leading dry
goods stores in this city shows that but
-fewv of them give samples indiscrimi
nateily nowadays. All of them prefer to
send samples by mail The average cus
tomer who asks for samples is requested
to leave her name and address and the
-goods will be forwarded to her. This is
especially the case if she wants what is
called a "line of samples'"-that is,
pattern upon pattern of the same style
and species. Every big shop employs its
fifties of persons whose duty it is to at
tend to nothing save the cutting and
sending of samples. " We never spend
less than $2,500 a year in goods to be
- cut up for samples, " said the mail de
-partment manager of~ one firm, "and
sometimes the sum is much larger." It
is generally understood among dry goods
houses that all samples sent are to be
returned. Of course dressmakers are al
ways favored with samples, which they
*are not requested to return nor pass
along to their next door neighbor. They
are a privileged because remunerative
class. The new order of things in the
sample line is due to the crazy quilt
fad, which cost many merchants a lot
of money and no end of annoyance.
-New York Letter.
* Gave Him Away.
Sophy (who had accepted Mr. Charles
Fleetwood the nigiht before)-Does Mr.
Fleetwood strike you as being a sensi
tive man, Pauline?
Pauline (who doesn't know of the en
gagement)-Gracious, no! A man who
has been rejected by 14 girls within six
*months and gets fat on it cannot be
sensitive. Why, Sophie, what's the
Colors of African Children.
The children of the blackest Africans
are born whitish. In a month they be
come pale yellow, in a year brown, at
4 dirty black, at 6 or 7 glossy black.
The change is in the mucous membrane
below the cuticle.
The great fire of New York took place
in 1835. The value of property destroy
ed on this occasion was $15,000,000.
Tobacco was first grown for export in
'country in 161b.
itoa jeaves contain some nourlsnmng
propertesin particular, those of the
acacia tree. * It would be quite possible
to subsist on lea-ves if the supply were
not stinted, and the shipwrecked mari
ner will keep in very fair condition if
he chew them as he would his quid of
The new moon falling between 4 and
6 p. in., whether in winter or summer,
anma fair-.leasant weather.
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
commencing January 1st, 1896, and
for the months of November and De
cember 1895, on the 15th day of Octo
ber, 1896, and will remain open until
the 31st day of December, following,
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 (4j) 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. "7.1
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
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,
Treasurer Clarendon County.
At a meeting of the town council
held September 7th, 1896, it was de
cided to levy a tax of twenty 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 dol!ars
on all male persons not exempt by
law, who are residents of the town.
The books will be open on the 10th J
day of October and close November
Clerk of Council.
WHEN YOU COME
TO TOWN CALL AT
Which is fitted up with an
eye to the comfort of bis
IN ALL STYLES,
SH AVING AND
Done with neatness and
dispatch. . . . . . .
A cordial invitation
is extended. . .
A. B. GALLOWAY.
It( . M. Bro0k1URt0Ris
UP-TO-DATE DRUG STORE,
Prescription Work Our Specialty.
Good Goods and Pure Goods Our Motto.
~his Great Wonder of the Wonders
of the Age is to be
GIVEN AWAY FREE.
ONE SOLID COL.D 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
t our store 50c worth of goods for cash, a
ticket absolutely free. When all are given
away, a sealed envelope containing a _cor
esponding number to one of those given
ut, will be opened.
+- Rice Hlullers.
The only machine that in one operation
will clean, hull and polish rough rice, put
ing it in merchantable condition, ready
for table use. SIMPLE AND EASY TO
CORN MILLS, SAW MILLS,
Ani all kinds of Wood-Working Ma
Talbott and( Liddell
n band at Factory prices.
COLUMBIA, S. -0.
Manad uldinger oaeral
CHARLESTON, S. C.
ASH WEIG-HTS AND
WINDOW AND FANCY
OHN S. WILSON,
Attorney and Counselor at Lau',
uA NLNms. C.
HERE WE ARE
ro tell the people of Clarendon that glib-tongued orators may
keep the country in a state of agitation about the financial
problem, 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 their
success in business and to no people are they more indebted
han to their old home folks in Clarendon. Goods are cheap
ind this season affords our farmers an opportunity of obtain
ng a fair price for cotton and a chance to buy goods at a low
3otton 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
n this line, and we defy any house in eastern Carolina to
;how up a prettier line of prints.
Cassirneres and Jeans. 4
This line we carry in large (uantities and can say with
;afety that no where south of Baltimore can you get a better
ralue for your money.
Notions, Iosiery, &o.
Every buyer is invited to examine our line of Ladies',
qfisses' and Children's Hose, Handkerchiefs, Buttons, Tow
)ls, Doilies and other articles too numerous to mention.
Plaids and Brown
Goods, Long Cloths,
TJK stock was bought when cotton was at its lowest price
md ve took advantage of the depression.
olothine Hats, and Q ent's
We can say without fear of successful contradiction that we
1ave 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
uying from us.
Remember, we pay highest prices for cotton.
sum22ter', B. o.
L\ew Store! New Store!
CH AS.F.Mc.FA DDIN,I
Formerly of Clarendon,
Has opened up one of the largest General
Eercantile stores in Sumter.
IRATICROWDS OF GOODS
ARE ARRITVIM ON EVERY TRAIN.
A cordial welcome is extended to my Clar
Indon friends. Will say more later.
Charles F. McFaddin.
IV ARE READY. i
0ek Is Now Complete in
Our Fall Sto Every Department
And buyers will do themselves an injustice, if they fail to see us before making
their rinter purchares. It is impossible to do justice in the limited space al
lowed us, to the different departments of our store, and we feel that ws are
well enough known in the territory tributary to Sumter, not to require us to
enter into a detailed description of it. Our annually increasing business has
warranted us in buying
fhe Largest Stock We Have Ever Bought
And should we he 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
)ur buyer paid particular
attention to the purchase of H osiery,
Having bought in all nearly 10,000 Pairs
In which there are some excellent values.
We would call particular attention to one case, 750 pairs, of Missei' Narrow
Ribbed, full regular made, at 10c per pair.
These are regular 1.5c to 20c goods.
One ease, 900 pairs, of Boys' extra long and very heavy woven seam, at 15e 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.
[fUR 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
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 have a few of them, about 1,000 we should say, and the lady who buys
without seeing our stock will have cause to regret it, for she will pay more mon
ey. We can sell a good Beaver Cloth in black or navy, neatly trimmed in fur
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.......If your 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 $4.50 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 Jo. Lots, but shrewd buy
ers who want the best goods for the least money seek us.
We will say nothing about our GROCERY STOCK-they are so cheap they are
not worth advertising space. Every man, woman and child in Clarendon
County will need something for the winter, and we extend to all an invitation
t:) come and see us. Our salesmen will take pleasure in showing you through
car stock, and if they cannot sell you, they will make it very interesting for
those who do.
O'DONNELL & CO.,
SUMTER, S. C.
& DELGQA R'S:
25 Child's Suits, wvorth $1.25, to be sold at 75c.
25 Child's Suits, worth $1.00, to be sold at 65c.
25 Child's Suits, all-wool, worth $2.50 and $3.00,
to be sold at $1.50.
2-5 Child's Suits, all-wool, $2.50, $8.50 and $4.00,
to be solcd at :$2.00.
55 .Aen's black~ Cheviot Suits, worth $5.00 to be sold
100 pairs Knee Pants, 4 to 10 years, worth 35 and
40c, to be sold at 20c.
50 dozen HalZf-Hfose, worth 10Oc per pair', to be sold
at 5c per' pair.
'Pst receivedl, a fresh shipment of sample Und er -
vests, to be sold at 50c on the cdollar.
In Fine Clothing we lead, both as to style and price.
We are agents for the NYeptune Antiplim Water-proof
suits for Men, Boys and Children. Rememnber, we
wont be undersolcd by anybody, and you can count
on getting Genuine Bargains in our stores.
L.EADING CLOTHIERS OF MANNING AND SUMTER, S, C.
1896 MOSES LEVIN189.
Business is Business.
I extend a cordial invitation to every man, woman -an d child in Clar
endon to visit my store where they can see one of
THI LARGEST STOCKS Of GOODS
in Manning. 1 know that these goods were bought in first-class mar
kets where the ceash is an important purchasing factor. In buying goods
for the cash it is to get the advantage of all the discounts, whereby I can
gie the benfi pub custoe 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 mot be excelled. Families laying in a winter supply should bear
in mind that I make a specialty of selling everything in the Dry Goods
line. My assortment of
BLANKETS, LAP ROBES, ETC.,
18 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, but the very
best makes. Don't forget it, that I can satisfy you in shoes.
and Gents' Furnishings.
Any man or boy can be fitted in this department. A large assortment- to select
from, and the prices are low. O r Neckwear and under clothing is thefbestjwe have
HARDWARE, CROCKERY AND TINWARE.
This line was selected with great care and we can supply you with everything you
wish. Comeand see our fine line of harness.
The Grocery Departent is on of the bet eqippedn te state vM staple god
it to sy that I wont be undersold. I am also paying the highest prices for cotton and
C~LOTHING for MEN
LOTHING for BOYS
LOTHING for Children.
Fine Clothing!I 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 Chi!dren that
has ever been brought to Sumter. If you want -
A -REAL - CHEAP u 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, -:- Tailor-MLade, -:- Perfect-Fitting -:- Suit,
You will find a good assortment of the most popular
fabrics made up in Cambridge, Princeton and Ox
ford Sacks and the latest style Cutaways.
No other house will show you a larger or better
selected stock. No other house will sell y-ou
cheaper, and no one will appreciate your patronage
more than Yours truly,
D. J. CHANDLER,