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LOUIS APPELT, EDITOR.
MANNING, S. C.:
WEDNESDAY, NOY. 25, 1896.
People Supposedly Cut to Pieces and Then
Put. Together Again.
The-court jugglers in the time of Ku
blai Khan made it appear to those who
looked on as if dishes from the table
actually flew through the air. One of
the.travelers who visited the regions of
which Marco gives us some account
says, "And jugglers cause cups of gold
to fly through the air and offer them
selves to all who list to drink." And
Ibn Batuta, a Moor who visited Cathay
a century after, gives this account of a
That same night a juggler who was
one of the khan's slaves made his ap
pearance, and the emir said to him,
"Come and show us some of your mar
vels." Upon this he took a wooden
ball, with several holes in it, through
which long thongs were passed, and,
laying hold of one of these, slung it in
to the air. It went so high that we lost
sight of it altogether. It was the hot
test season of the year, and we were
outside in the middle of the palace
court. There now remained only a little
of the end of a thong in the conjurer's
hand, and he desired one of the boys
who assisted him to lay hold of it and
mount. He did so, climbing by the
thong, and we lost sight of him also.
The conjurer then called to him three
times, but getting no answer he snatch
ed up a knife as if in a great rage, laid
hold of the thong and disappeared also.
By and by he threw down one of the
boy's hands, then a foot, then the other
hand and then the other foot, then the
trunk and last of all the head. Then
he came down himself, all puffing and
panting, and with his clothes all bloody
kissed the ground before the emir and
said something to him in Chinese. The
emir gave some order in reply, and
our friend then took the lad's limbs,
laid them together in their places and
gave a kick, when, presto! there was
the boy, who got up and stood before
us. All this astonished me beyond meas
ure, and I had an attack of palpitation
like that which overcame me once be
fore in the presence of the sultan of In
dia when he showed me something of
the same ind. The Kazi Afkharuddin
was next to me, and quoth he: "Wal
lab, 'tis my opinion there has been nei
ther going up nor coming down, nei
ther marring or mending. 'Tis all ho
cus pocus."-Noah Brooks in St. Nich
TheirVery Improvements Are What Drive
English Convicts Mad.
The official belief is that there is lit
tle or no prison made insanity. Prison
doctors are keenly alive to the possibil
ity of shamming, and they hesitate to
admit that there is any flaw in the sys
tem for the administration of which
they are so large1y responsible. Still
the fact remains that the ratio of insan
ity in prisons has exactly doubled since
The admitted general increase of in
sanity is not sufficient to account for
this startling fact. Prison discipline is
now more mechanical, and therefore
man." It is probable that prisoners
were far happier is the old anyeformed
prisons, when they herded together and
had compaionship of a kind.
A ~n expert witness who had passed
four and twenty years in- jail told the
prison committee some startling things
from the convict's point of view. The'
rules, he said, are too minute for human
~observance, and some min&t are totally
unable to bear the strain of them. A
man may be reported for knockin'g
something over in his cell, though it
may be by pure accident. The name
for this offense is "unnecessary noise. "
As the poor wretches walk their weary
round in the exercise yard one may fall
.out of step and thus throw the others
out. The first offender or the last-any
one, in fact, on whom the warder's eye
happens to fall-is liable to punishment
In this way the conviat gradually ac
quires an expression that never leaves
him-the round the corner glance of a
being who dreads a tyrant on the pounce.
*We want a new Howard if the system
is only half as bad as it is said to be by
those who have best reason to know.
Hot Bread Fad.
"Do you know," asked a policeman,
"what thait crowd of young society peo
ple is doing at the bakery' over there?"
It was just before midnight in the
west end, and a group of youngfolk had
gone, chatting merrily, into the door of
"They will wait there," continued
the bluecoat, "until the first batch of
bread is taken out of the oven, which
occurs. about 12 o'clock. Hot bread
lunches seem to be getting all the rage
among .the swell set, for every night
about this time I see group after group
go up to-the door of the bakery and pro
cure the freshly baked bread, so hot
that it scorches the paper. They take it
to their houses, and there it is eaten
with plentiful spreading of butter and
preserves. To be thoroughly enjoyed it
must not be cut, but pulled apart with
the fingers. "-Washington Times.
Welmirton on the Defeat at Ligny.
Next morning Wellington was con
versing with General Bowles when a
staff officer drew up, his horse flecked
with foam, and whispered the news of
Ligny. Without a change of counte
~ance, the commander said to his com
panion: "Old Blucher has had a -
good licking, and gone back to Wavre,
18. miles. As he has gone back, we
2nust go too. I suppose in England they
will say we have been licked. I can't
help it;' as they haves\gone back, we
must go too. "-William Mi. Sloane in
Century. _ _ _
She-Am I the first girl you ever
He (surprised)-Why, no!. I have
Sthree sisters.-Somerville Journal.
Sorry to Disappoint.
~fter the prospective tenant had told
a .'t she expected to get in a $30 flat
the at sadly shook his head.
"Even ~ we were permitted to sublet
the earth, Ne said. "we wouldn't dare
et cne ten have it all. "-Chicago
Taken on a Jumnp.
SHe-Don't yout4Ank people are very
ly in the honeymoon?
She-Oh, this is sudt~len, but I can
Il-you better after our hioneymoon.
FEATURES OF THE PASSAGE FROM
The Beautiful Bay Dotted With Icebergs,
Grandest of All Being Muir Glacier.
The Magnificence of Mount St. Elias,
Giant Sentinel of the Rockies.
In making the voyage northward
from Seattle one has scarcely left the
waters of Puget sound before great
patches of snow are perceptible on the
highest peaks of the colossal range of
mountains bordering the inland pas
sage. These gradually grow larger and
larger as the steamer wends her way to
the north, and soon the loftiest peaks,
both inland and toward the sea, are
seen robed in glistening garments of
purest white. Two days' travel brings
one well into Alaskan waters, and by
the aid of a good glass and not infre
quently with the naked eye a close ob
server will discern the blue ice of gla
ciers creeping from under the lower
edges of the snow banks. Lower and
lower these descend as the steamer
crawls onward, until the northernmost
point on the route is reached, where
they come down to the ocean level.
Here, in a beautiful little bay, dotted
with 1,000 icebergs, some of them high
er than the topmost mast of the ship,
great walls of deep blue ice form the
shores, long arms of this ice break from
the mother lode, as it were, and stretdh
far back into the mountains, where at
the crest of the range they reunite, and,
running northward, form into a contin
uous chain of glaciers that line that
portion of Alaska's coast for many hun
This little fairyland is called Glacier
bay, and the most attractive feature is
the Muir glacier, the grandest of all the
group, named in honor of Mr. John
Muir, who upon the last excursion of
the Queen again visited the bay and be,
held the mountain of ice which will
perpetuate his name while time lasts.
In matchless beauty, unparalleled
grandeur and colossal structure it sur-.
passes anything of its kind on the
American continent. This grea mass is
constantly moving, and as it debouches
into the sea huge pieces break from the
front, and, as thunderbolts from heaven,
they drop into the waters, rolling up
great waves and making a noise like
the booming of heavy artillery. These
pieces float away as icebergs And are
carried many miles to sea before they
finally are ground and melted into their
original fluid state.
Visible to the north and west, front
ing on the sea, are among the grandest
peaks on the globe-Lituya peak, 10,000
feet high; Mount Crillon, 15,900 feet;
Mount Fairweather, 14,708 feet; thence
farther north sublime Mount St. Elias,
the giant sentinel of the Rockies, towers
nearly 20,000 feet above the ocean that
thunders at its base. How inexpressibly
grand is this hoary headed monster, for
every foot of his sides is in mountain
slope! He bathes his brow in the clouds
and washes his feet in the sea. No hu
man being has ever planted foot on the
summit of this mountain, although va
rious attempts'have been made by hardy
explorers. Lying between the sea and
the base of the mountain, perhaps three
quarters of a mile in width, is a level
and thickly timbeyd piece of land,
From this beach the mountain rises
gradually to the timber 'line, approxi
mately 1,000 feet. Here the line of per
petual snow begins and the slope grows
gradually steeper. Soon the blupi~iii
seen under the snow, and a littlefarther
up the entire face of the metbtain is a
glistening mass. This ise extends to
within 5,000 feet of the.'ummit, where
the crowning peak rids nearly perpen
dicular and-ssuesthe form of a lofty
waltjwer upon the walls of an an
ient castle. Snow and ice do not lie on
the peak, except on the extreme top, for
the reason that the sides are too steep,
Probably only by aerial means could
the summit be reached, and, even if
that were possible, it is doubtful if any
uman being could survive the terrible
old which- would be encountered in
that great altitude. This mountain is
held in great esteem and awe by the na
tive Indian tribes. It is their great
weather prophet, and by certain cloud
signs they know when they can with
safety undertake the journey along the
"ironbound coast," a dangerous stretch
of water running from Cape Spencer
northward to Yakutat bay, along which
distance the mountains break sheer into
The entire length of the inland pas
sage, 1,100 miles, is heavily timbered
with spruce, hemlock, pine and both
yellow and red cedar. Great avalanches
f snow have swept gown the mountains
here and there, and in their track long
streaks of timber have been mowed
down as a sickle would so much ripei
grain. At intervals Indian villages dot.
the shores, resting most picturesquely
upon narrow shelves just at the edge of
tidewater. These nomads of the north
est spend two-thirds of their lives out
of doors in their canoes, which are their
-only means of travel, and with which
they obtain their livelihood from the
sea. Throughout the entire stretch of
country travel by land is almost impos
sible, owing to the dense timber and
underbrush that cover the entire sur
To the disciples of Izaak Walton
these inland waters and their tribu
taries offer everything from the small
oolichans and herring to monster hali
but, sharks and whales. The shores of
innumerable bays will be found by the
hunter to contain myriads of ducks,
geese and other water fowl. In the for
ests he will meet moose, caribou and
bears in suf.icient numbers to satisfy the
most ardent, and the Alpine climber
who has ascended the Matterhorn can
here find mountain peaks whose sum
mits have never yet felt the touch of an
Colored emigrants starting from
Washington to Monrovia, in Liberia,
would have before them a voyage of
W H EN YOU COME
TO TOWN CALL AT
Which is fitted up with an
eye to the comfort of his
IN ALL STYLES,
i Done with neatness and
dispatch.... . ...
A cordial invitation
A. B. GALLOWAY.
Josra F. RHAna. W . C. Davis
RHME & DAVIS,
A7TORXEYS A7 LAW,
HERE WE ARE
To 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
the 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
than to their old home folks in Clarendon. Goods are cheap
and this season affords our farmers an opportunity of obtain
ing a fair price for cotton and a chance to buy goods at a low
cotton basis price.
We have for years been acknowledged as leaders in the re
spective lines that we handle any it is our purpose to contin
This department has been selected with unusual care and
our stock is not only varied and larg-e, but a lady can find
the very latest fabries with the necessary trimmings to match.
There is no store in the city of Sumter that can excell us
in this line, and we defy any house in eastern Carolina to
show up a prettier line of prints.
Cassinieres and Jeans.
This line we carry in large quantities and can say with
safety that no where south of Baltimore can you get a better
value for your money.
Notions, Hosiery, &0,
Every buyer is invited to examine our line of Ladies',
Misses' and Children's Hose, Handkerchiefs. Buttons. Tow
els, Doilies and other articles too numerous to mention.
Plaids and Brown
Goods, Long Cloths,
This stock was bought when cotton was at its lowest price
and we took advantage of the depression.
Clothing Hats, and Oent's
We can say without fear of successful contradiction that we
have the most complete line that can be found anywhere.
Trunks by the car load.
Shoes, Shoes, Shoes.
Every kind and style that is manufacturcd by first-class
factories is handled by us and we take a special interest in
Our stock is up to date and our farmers can saye money by
buying from us.
Remember, we pay highest prices for cotton.
~.LEVI BR OT HERS,
STUVYM'T~E., S. c~.
To Our Clarendon Friends
'We are now prepared to offer lower prices than ever. Call or write
for what you want. Our Stock is complete. We have added to onr im
mense stock of hardware a large lhne of
PAINTS, OILS, ETC.,
at low figures.
Harness, Saddles, Rubber and Belting, Leather, etc.
Great bargains in Guns, Pistols, etc.
Headquarter for Powder, Shot and Shells (loaded and empty.)
Engine Supplies, Belting, etc.
EAQUARTERS FOR CaOXING AND HEATING STOVES (WARRANTED),
ANYVILE, VA .
One of the Leading Ware
houses on the Largest Loose
Leaf Market in the World.
Has arnple means and every facility for handling
and selling tobacco to the best advantage.
siWe desire a share of your patronage. Correspondence solicited.
Letters of inquiry promptly answered.
J. H. WILSON, Manager.
REFERENCE-"Border Grange Bank," Danville, Va.
16 Sixteen to One.
This is what is agitating the minds of the peCople
of the country, but whether this wins or the gold
banner floats on the br'eeze
You are Compelled to Shoe Yourself,
Wife and Children,
and there is no place in the State where you can be
better suited in shoes than in Sumter. and
'No place in Sumter can compete with
WALSH & SHAW.
Now if vou have 106 children or 1 it will pay you
to call and se~ us. We make it a study, SHOES
The Sumter Shoe Store,
Sumter, S. C.
WE ARE READ..
0 a i11 1 Is Now Complete
Ou1 Fal S0ck Every Department
And buyers will do themselves an injustice, if they fail to see us before makingg
their winter purcha: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 w. ares
well enough known in the territory tributary to Sumter, not to require us to
enter into a letailed description of it. Our annually increasing business has)||g
warranted us in buying
The Largest Stock We Have Ever Bouh
And should we b. so fortunate as to enjoy as libeal a patronage from our
friends this s-eason as we have in the past we will have no reason to regret our
Our buyer paid particular
attention to the purchase of H osiery,
Having bought in all nearly 10,000 Pair 5
In which there are some excellent values.
We would call particular attention to one case, 750 pairs, of Missei' Narrow
Ribbe,, full regular made, at 10c per pair.
These are regular 1.5c to 20c goods.
One case, 9OU 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, ful regular made, at 10e 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 secare 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
6 without seeing onr 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. neetly 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 onr 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 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
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.
&'DONNELL & CO.,
SUMTER, S. C.
4Z W ARRIVALS~
& DEL GA R'S:
23 Chiild's Saits, worth $1.25, to be sold at 75c.
23 Child's Suits, worth $1.00, to be sold at 65c.
2:; 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, $3.30 and $4.00,
to be solcd at $2,00.
35 Men's black Cheviot Suits, worth $5.00 to be sold
100 pairs Knee Pants, 4 to 10 years, worth 35 and
40c, to be solcd at 20c.
50 dozen Half-Hose, worth 10Oc per pair, to be sold
at 5c per pair'.
JstralZxc d, a fresh shipment of sample Under,
vests, to be sold at 50c on the dollar.
In Fine Clothing' we lead, both as to style and price.
TWe are agents for the NAeptune Antiplu4 Water-proof
suits for Men, Boys and Children. Rememnber, we
wont be~ undersold by anybody, and yow can coutnt
on getting~ Genuine Bar gains inh our stores.
LEADING CLOTHIRS OF MANNIN6 AND SUMTER, S. C.
I extend a cordial invitation to every man, woman and child in Clar
endon to visit my store where they can see one ofm
THE LARGEST STOKS OF GOODS
in Manning. I know that these goods were bought in first-class mar
kets where the cash is an important purchasing factor. La 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 gives lues
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 everyting in the Dry. Goods
line. My assortment of
BLANKETS, LAP ROBES, ETC.,
Is too large to itimize here. Come and see them. -
Everybody knows that this line is one of the most important in a General Hfereaft
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 assortmnout to select
from, and the prices are low. Oar Neckwear and under clothing isithejbest we have
HARDWARE, CROCKERY 'AND TINWARE.
This line was selected with great care and we can supply you wi h everything you
wish. Come and see our fine line of harness.
are bought insuch quatties tat Icn compete ith any plaei teMStae Sufie
it to say that I wont beundersold. I am also paying the. highest prices for cotton and?
CLOTHIING for MEN
LOTHING for BOYS
LOT HING for Children.
Fine Clothing! Medium Clotrug
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 Children that
has ever been brought to Sumter. If you want
A - REAL - CHEAP -SUIT
You can get it. If you want
A M~edium Price Suit
I have hundreds for you to select from.
If you want
A +: Fine, o: Tailor-M de,+P- erfect-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 you
cheaper, and no one will appreciate your patronage
more than Yours truly,
D. J. CHANDLER,