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LouIs APPELT, EDITOR.
MAXNNING, S, C.:
WEDNESDAY, DEC.23, 1896.
PUBLISHED EVEIY WEDNESDAY.
HE SAVED THE EABIES.
But the Story Was Tod. In Two Widely
Heroism and modesty proverbially go
hand in hand, but there are few more
striking examples of the combination
than that afforded by the captain of a
wrecking tug in New York harbor. His
own account of the affair was thus set
down in the tug's log: "Jan. 30-Left
Jersey City 7 a. in. Ice running heavy.
Captain Joe stopped leak in ferryboat."
Mr. F. Hopkinson iith, in his "Day at
Laguerre's," tells the story more fully.
The Hoboken ferryboat was stopped,
midway of its early passage, by the ice
pack. At this juncture an ocean tag
boat crashed into her side, cutting a V
shaped gash below the water line. A
panic ensued among passengers and
crew. Just then the wrecking tug Reli
ance ran alongside, and Captain Joe
Smith jumped on board.
He dropped into the. engine room,
met the engineer half way up the lad
der, compelled him to return, dragged
the mattresses from the crew's bunks,
stripped off blankets, racks of clothes,
overalls, cotton waste and rags of car
pet, cramming them into the great rent
left by the tug's cutwater until the
space of each broken plank was replaced
except one. Through and over this
space the-water still combed, deluging
the floors and swashing down between
the gratings into the hold below.
"Another mattress, quick! All gone?
A blanket, then - carpet-anything!
Quick, for God's sake!" .
It was useless. Everything, even to
the oil rags, had been used. Little by
little the water gained, bursting out
below; then on one side, only to be re
calked and only to rush in again.
. Captain Joe stood a moment as if un
decided; then deliberately tore down
the top wall of calking he had so care
fully built up, and before the engineer
could protest had forced his own body
-into the gap, with his arm outside,
level with the drifting ice.
An hour later the disabled ferryboat
was towed into the Hoboken slip with
every sotql on board. When they lifted
Captain Joe from the wreck, he was un
conscious and barely alive. The water
had.frozen his blood and the floating
ice had torn the flesh' from his protrud
ing arm from shoulder to wrist. When
the color began to cieep back to his
cheeks, he opened his eyes and said to
the doctor who was winding the band
"-Was any of them babies hurt?"
DOLLY MADiSON'S TACT.
How She Placed at Ease a Rattled Visitor
-at the White House.
It was the tact and genuine kindli
ness of Dolly Madison that made her
one of the most -prominent American
women. Several episodes mentioned in
Mrs. Almon Goodwin's "Life of Dolly
Madison" are significant of this. At
one of~ her levees her attention was
ganto a'rustic visitor, a youth who
was evidently suffering all the torments
pf embarrassment. He had at last ven
tred to help himself to a cup of confee,
when'Mrs. NIadison walked up and ad?
resedin. In the surprise of the mo
ment the lad dropped the seucer and
strove to crowd the cup into his pocket.
hs tactful hostess took no notice of the
accident, except to observe that in such
a crowd no one could avoid being jostled,
and.atraightway turned the conversa
tion to the boy's family and ended by
sending her regards to his excellent
mother and bidding the servant to bring
another cup of confee.
On another occasion two old ladies
from the country arrived at the White
House while the fainily were still at
breakfast. To the surprise of the rural
visitors, the woman they came to see ap
peared in a stuff dress of dark gray
protected by a large hourowifcly white
apron and with a lineir kerchief pinned
about -her neck. Her simplicity of man
ner and attire completely swept away
their awe, and before parting one of
them found courage to ask, "Perhaps
you wouldn't mind if I kissed you
just to tell the folks about!"
Many people suppose that moonlight
possesses great potency and has a won
derful influence on or over animate and
inanimate things on our planet. Such
persons should rensember that moon
light is only reflected sunlight, and that
the quality and quantity of the light
thus reflected is not what is generally
imagined. In fact, it is a truth which
has often been demonstrated by the
speculative astrconmrs that -i would
take 618,000 full noons to afford an
amount of light equal to that emitted
by'the sun, and, furthermore, there is
only sky space for 75,000 such disks.
MSome heat comes from moonlight.
However, it is- quantities so small
that it cannot be nme su red by ordinary
instruments. Flamnmarion says that the
amount of heat emitted by a full moon
while at the zenith cannot be more
than one-eighty-thousandth of the
amount that the sun supplies when
standing on the meridian on a favorable
day in July. Such being the case, it is
really surprising that intelligent people
should consider that the moon has such
a wonderful "influence" over terrestrial
affairs.-St. Louis Republic.
"'Hands up:" said1 the- footpada as
they closed in on .lorkius.
"Ha, ha!" shrieked the victim.
"What do you expect to find? Mdy wife
reairs my clothes every night after I
retire." And he laughed so fiendishly
that the footpads fled.-Detroit Free
nhe Way Out or It.
A hatexr of tobacco once asked an old
negress, who was addicted to the pipe,
if she thought she was a Christian.
"I spects I is, " was her reply.
"Do you expect to, go to heaven?"
"Yes, indeedy." -
"But the Bible says nothing unclean
shall enter there. Now, the breath of a
smoker is unclean. What do you say to
"Well, I reckon I leave m' bref be
hin' when I enters dar. "-Washington
In making glue break the sheets into
sall pieces, cover them with strong
vinegar and let them soak a few hours.
Then heat to boiling. When the glue
becomes cold, it should be like a jelly.
When the glue is to be used, the vessel
A Newfoundland That Kept Watch-Value
of Broiled Muskrat.
Telegraph operators have queer ex
periences at times, especially at the
lonely railroad stations where travel is
light, hours long and the work is done
at night. An experience meeting of
sailors, so far as the yarn spinning is
concerned, is as mild compared to a
telegraphers' social session as milk is to
a tar's shore leave. Several knights of
the key were sitting about a table down
town after hours recently, when the
tongues began to wag about experi
ences. Gil Bradley started the ball.
"I was sent one night to sub on the
Texas and Pacifro at a little station
called Gordon," he said. "There was
one hotel of four rooms a mile from the
telegraph station and two or three
cabins about the same distance off. The
regular operator had his rooms over the
station and freighthouse, where sup
plies were received for the coal mines
several miles away. It was the loneliest
place I ever struck, but I had to work.
After fixing things I lay down on a
bench to wait for the next freight. I
suppose I dozed, for I jumped up with a
start at feeling a cold, wet nose shoved
into my face. There was a big New
foundland dog wagging his tail as mer
rily as a buzzsaw cuts through soft
wood. Well, that dog ran first to the
lighted lantern on the door, then back
to me, and then pretty soon I began to
think something was wrong. Up I got,
and he led me all through the freight
house, up to the operator's rooms and
back to the office; then calmly went to
sleep with one eye open and one ear
pricked up. I waited for the train, but
before I heard it he began to bark.
"The next night the same perform
ance. Well, after ;hat I used to go to
sleep, and for the week I was there that
dog kept watch. You see, the regular
was fond of sleep at night, so.he could
play poker all day. I never told on him,
but that was a well trained dog. "
"That's no experience," said Billy
Maithall. "There was only half a thrill
in that. Why, in 1888, during the bliz
zard, I was holding down a night job
in New Jersey. It was the dreariest
spot that a railroad official could pick
out for a station. It was so quiet ir the
daytime that you could hear the sun
light glint and at night the shadows
fall. It was snowing when I went on
at night, and all trains were blocked,
and by morning I was almost buried.
My lunch was long ago gone, and I felt
like grinding my teeth into some break
fast. Dinner time came and went, sup
per hour passed, and no relief arrived.
I chewed on lead pencils and rubber
bands until I felt like a girl bookkeeper.
I pulled in my belt and nearly cut my
self in two, but the old hunger was
there just the same. So I tried to sleep,
but there was no sleep in me with that
gnawing at my stomach.
"All at once I saw three muskrats
come up through a hole in the floor.
Muskrat was better than starvation, so
I made for them with a poker, killed
one, and the others got away to freeze
to death. Skinning that fellow and
dressing him didn't take long, and with
wire I rigged a broiler. You bet your
life the smell of that cooking rat was
just great joy, and I'm no chink either,
It just tickled me so that I fell asleep
and only woke up when he was so burned
that the odor nearly choked me.
"The snowplow came along soon,
however, and when I got filled up again
I was sort of glad I hadn't put down
~the old muskrat after all. He might not
have agreed with me. "-New York Sun.
The Science of Smiles.
The gentle~ art of smiling is the latest
thing which science has been meddling
with, tracing back to its very be'ginning
and pointing out with somethinl.; like a
sneer how this facial expression first
pame to adorn the face of primnevalman,
Mr. Edward Cuyer, ina a recent lec
tue in'Paris before the Societe d'An
'thropologie, stated that our smiles, how
ever winning to outward seeming, are
simply records of our very remote an
cestors' selfishness, greediness and pug
The passion that dominated all others
in primitive man was the desire for
food. The animals of those days were
huge and fierce, and the implements of
hunting few and crude. The naked
hunter, therefore, was forced to go oft
times with an empty stomach, but
when he made a kill he gorged himself
with meat. The anticipation of the ap
proaching satisfaction of his hunger
caused him to open his mouth and show
his teeth, partly through pleasure and
partly through an instinctive impulse
to get liimself in readiness for the im
mediate stowing away of his food.
With- the progress of civilization,
however, this facial contortion grew to
be caused by other pleasurable things,
and then came the sound of audible
The graceful smile of the hostess,
therefore, as she receives her guests is
merely an inherited expression of satis
faction derived from a savage progen
itor who anticipated a good time when
he had people to dinner-or for dinner.
Again, the open smile of more open
pleasure is simply a survival of the gap
ing mouth with which the semisimian
prepared to tackle roast grandmother.
New York Journal.
"My misguided friend, " said the fat
man with the puffs under his eyes, "I
will admit that I ami a capitalist. That
part of your assertion can go unchal
lenged. But when you say that I am
not a producer you are wrong. I have
been backing a comic opera company
for two months. "-Indianapolis Jour
In the first chapter of Dickens'
"Bleak House," which was published
in 1852, the phrase is to be found, and
is inclosed in quotation marks, too, as
follows, "Every chancellor was 'in it'
for somebody or other, when he was
counsel at the bar. "-Boston Tran
W H EN YOU COME
TO TOWN CALL AT
Which is fitted up with an
eye to the comfort of his
.IN ALL STYLES,
S HAVIN G AND
S H A M POl ONG
Done with neatness and
dispatch.... .. ..
A cordial invitation
is extended. . .
A. B. GALLOWAY.
JOSEPH 1 . llHAME. -V - D9vx9
R HAME & DAVIS,
A2 TOIXEYS A'1 LAW.,
THE GLOBE HOTEL.
Reminiscence of a Famous Hostelry of
the Pbiladelphia Centennial.
The Philadielphia Times publishes a
long article reviewing the history of the
famous Globe hotel, just outside the
grounds, which will be remembered by
visitors to the Centennial exhibition in
1876. It was built by a company com
posed of some of the wealthiest and most
prominent citizens of Philadelphia, in
cluding General Harry H. Bingham,
who was president; Hamilton Disston,
P. A. B. Widener, V. L. Elkins, Sam
uel Josephs, Charles II. Gross and oth
ers. Most of these gentlemen subscribed
from $20, 000 to $30, 000 each. The ideas
these capitalists had of the remunerative
character of the enterprise they had en
gaged in may be judged from the fact
that one of them, at meetings of the di
rectors, could show most conclusively on
paper that the net profits could not pos
sibly be less than $2,000,000. The hotel
cost $250,000, and was a most imposing
structure, as many will recollect. A big
mineral fountain was erected at one end,
and the company received $20,000 or
$25,000 for the lease of it. A manager
of the hotel was engaged at $1,000 a
month for a year.
The hotel had accommodations for
5,000 guests. But somiehcw people
would not patronize it. Samuel Josephs,
later the originator of "Grover, Grover,
four years more of Grover," and his
partner paid $50,000 for the bar privi
lege. Afterward the company remitted
$15,000, but even then the two lost
$60,000 on their venture. It was not a
liquor drinking crowd that went to the
Centennial. Connected with the Globe
hotel, a couple of squares away, was a
vast collection of sheds, beneath which
teams could be sheltered and where
they could be watered and fed. They
calculated that the manure alone would
pay all the expenses of the enterprise.
During the six months of the exposition
how many teams do you suppose were
driven beneath the sheds? Exactly one.
During July, August and September the
hotel cleared an aggregate over expenses
of $103,000, but the upshot of the whole
business was that when the exhibition
closed the concern was sold out at pub
lic auction, and the mammoth hotel
that had cost $250,000 before a piece of
furniture was placed in it was knocked
down under the hammer for $2,500.
The stockholders in the enterprise re
ceived 67 cents for every dollar they had
invested-a loss of 33 per cent. The
Globe hotel enterprise was one cf the
brightest bubbles and most costly fail
ures that ever marked a world's fair.
THE WALDORF'S OWNER.
A $5,000,000 Investment Which Mr. Astor
Has Seen but Once.
William Waldorf Astor has $5,000,
000 invested in the Waldorf hotel and
has never been under its roof but once,
only to visit a friend who happened to
be staying there. He drove up to the
ladies' entrance, walked through the
ball about 50 feet to an elevator, got
out at the fifth floor, went to Mr. Kis
sam's room, remained half an hour or
more, rode down the elevator, walked
to his carriage without looking to the
right hand or the left and drove away.
He has been in New York several
times since his hotel was completed, but
this is the only time he has ever entered
the doors. Whether his indifference is a
freak or an affectation no one seems to
iow. The managers of his business,
who are old family friends and occupied
a similar relation with his father, sub
mitted to him the plans of the architect
before construction was begun, and they
were approved by him, and he, of
course, advised as to all that relates to
the property. But he never goes there.
A. friend suggests that -.his peculiarity
may perhaps arise from the fact that
his late wife took ain active part in
planning and particularly in selecting
the decorations of the house, but one
would suppose thait would increu'se his
nterest in it.
A special reason for Mr. Astor to feel
an attachment for the Waldorf is found
on the first floor, where the dining room
of his grandfather is exactly reproduaced.
Wlen the old mansion was torn down
to make way for the hotel, the archi
tects carefully removed the decorations
from the walls of the original dining
room, the old fashioned m-arquetry floor
was taken up, the mantel, sideboards,
window frames and doors, the fireplace,
the chandeliers, and, in fact, all the fin
ishings and furnishings, which are of
black walnut, handsomely carved, were
stowed away and then reset in what is
known as the Aster memorial room, but
William Waldorf never has had the~ ca
riosity to see it. -Chicago Record.
"Primer of Municipal Government,"
issued by the Buffalo Crosstown Rail
Q. What are streets for?
A. To put car tracks in.
Q. What are peopie for?
A. To pay fares.
Q. What are municipal authorities?
A. Tihe manager of the street railway
Q. What form of government has the
city of Buffalo?'
A. An absolute monarchy.
Q. Who is the monarch?
A. The manager of the street rail
way company.--Buffalo Express.
And No Wonder.
"Doctor, my daughter is frightfully
"Bt, my dear madam, there is no
water at this resor."
"No, but she has been reading a nov
el called 'Waves of Emotion.' "-De
troit Free Press.
Nijni Novgorod, in Russia, was almost
obliterated by fire in 1864. All the build
ings and bazaars in which were held
the great annual fair of merchants from
all parts of Europe and Asia were blot
A new moon falling between 10 a. nu,
nd 12 m. in summer means very show
- Rice ilullers
The only machine that in one ope an~o?
will clean, hull and polish rough rice, pnt
ting it in merebantable condition, r. ad
for table use. SIPLE AND EASY TO7(
CORN MILLS, SAW MILLS,
Au1 all kinds of Wood-Work-in4 \T
T alhol a l( iLid(cll
On hand at lietory pied.
Gerra .\ enTP
THE OPPORTUNITY CAME.
And Then He Waved Old Glory to His
Two prominent Cleveland men went
abroad last summer, and one of them
took with him a miniature regulation
flag. It was the handiwork of a neigh
bor, a lady, and its dainty silken folds
were attached to a gilded staff.
"Take good care of it," said the fair
flagmaker, "for it means protection,
you know, and when the opportunity
comes wave it for al1 it is worth."
Well, the opportunity didn't come for
several weeks, but all that time the lit
tle flag was within easy reaching dis
tance. At last, when the tourists came
to Frankfort-on-the-Main, they were in
vited to dinner by an American resi
dent, and around his hospitable table
they glowed over the glories of Colum
bia's land until our pilgrims felt fairly
"I nado up my mind right then,"
said the flag bearer, "that Old Glory
would have to wave on some pretext
that (lay, even if I had to stand out in
the street and cheer for it alone."
Well, after the dinner they went out
to hear the band play, and then a wild
idea occurr 1 to the man with the flag.
He stationed himself to one side, where
he could catch the conductor's eye, and
there lie waited. Pretty soon the band
master looked squarely at him, and then
out came tae stars and stripes with an
eloquent ficurish. The leader was a se
vere looking man, with a stiff gray
mustache and a very tight uniform, but
he actually smiled and nodded. Then
he stiffened up and rapped sharply on
his music stand. The musicians stiffen
ed up, too, there was a rapid fire of gut
tural directions, and then
And then the great b.nd broke out
all at once in that splendid chorus,
"'Tis the star spangled banner, oh,
lorg may it wave, " and you may rest
assured the Cleveland man waved it
long and wildly and tried to sing, too,
and choked up over it, and the other
Americans gathered about him and sang
the best *hey knew how and waved their
hats and handkerchiefs, like windmills,
with the staid Gcrian citizens looking
on in big eyed amazement.
"I say, do you know, " said the flag
waver, "that when I heard the glorior.s
old tune it was just like getting in sight
of Cleveland smoke again."
Well, the leader played the "Star
Spangled Banner" through three times;
then he v.hipped over to "Home, Swe..z
Home," and wound up with "Yankee
"Oh, me didn't do a thing to that
bandmaster, " said the Cleveland man.
"We just took him out and shook hands
with him all around and gave him a
fine jolly, which he couldn't under
stand, and then bought him a barrel of
beer, which he could understand."
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
as Cancer Its Special Microbe?
A highly interesting discovery, which
will perhaps afford a clew to the cause
of cancer, has been made in Professor
von Leyden's university hospital here.
A young woman of 22 and a man of 63,
both suffering from dropsy and cancer
of the stomach, were brought 'to the
hospital last spring. In order to remove
the accumulated fluid, tapping was re
sorted to in both cases. The fluid was
examined under the microscope, and
hitherto unknown living organisms, be
longing probably' to the protozoa, were
Professer Waldeyer, to whom the
preparations were submitted, advised
that they should be sent to Dr. Schau
dinn, assistant at the Zoological insti
tute of the Berlin university. who has
been investigating the protozcoa forgyeare
past. Hie began his examination on July
19, and ascertained that in both cases
te fluid contained a rhizo'pod, which
ho named Leydenia gemmnipara schau
dinn. He inferrt d that 'is d pathogenic
organisnm, but both h and Professor
von Leyden still absta~n from kaeciding
as to the connection between it and can
cer, though they admit the possibility
of such a counteticn. They have made
a preliminary communication on the
subject to the Eerlin Academy of Sci
encs.-Berlin Lettcr in London Stand
ard. __ _ _ _
Ilow Uncle Sam Gct His Name.
The nickname Uncle Sam, as ap
plied to the United States government,
is said to have originated as follows:
Samuel Wilscon, ccnamonly called Un
dc Sam, was a governmoi~it inspector
of beef and pork at Troy, N. Y., about
112. A contractor, Elbert Anderson,
purchased a quantity of provisions, and
the barrels were mariatu "E. A ," An
derson's initiasls, ~and "U. S.," for
United States. The latter initials were
not familiar to Wilson's workmen, who
inquired what they meant. A facetious
fellow answered, "I don't know, unless
they mean 'Uncle Sam.' " A vast
an ount of property afterward passed
through Wilson's hands marked in the
same manner, and he was often joked
unon the extent of his possessions. The
joke spread through all the departments
of the government, and before long the
United States was popularly referred to
as Uncle Sam. -Ladies' Home Journal.
A P'ope's 1tchake.
Since Leo XIII has fillcd the chair of
St. Peter lie has repressed the humorous
side of his nat;:re, which irade him
gratly in demand as a diner out while
filling the office cf uneio at Brussels.
Always severe in matt~ers of propriety.
he was deeply oti( oded oni one of these
occasions by a baron who passed him a
snuffhox on the lid of which was en
ameled a feminine figure eu deshabille.
Admirably controlling his annoyance,
his future holiness replied: "Very pret
ty. Is it your wife?"
Our nickel coins are really misnamed
and should be styled copper coins. The
3 cent nickel contains 75 per cent of
copper and only 25 per cent of nickel.
The ordinary 5 cent nickel in common
use has the same proportions of copper
ad nickel. three-fourths of the' former
ant one-fourth of the latter.
NEW BEEF MARKET!I
ElwinI S ott, Butcher.
Fbfair Iteef and P'ork every
(kiy, ba;tebered by one skilled
in the business.
5\.\ ES, ItLOOD and LIVER
PELDD)INGS a Speciahy.
I a' not allow hanusers-on to
Ha aroand moy market, and
L.A gua.rantee everything
bouaht fr om me to be clean.
I wH deliver to the houses
\'v uark'et house is opiposite
1 1 y'sstor .ad I ask for a
?i):co the ironage,
Pri . guarantel
JOHN 4 ISN
Allornr at' vounselor wi Lar,.
Business is Business.
I extend a cordial invitation to every man, woman and child in
endon to visit my store where they can see one of
THE LARGEST STOCKS OF GO&D:
in Manning. I know that these goods were bought in first-class
kets where the cash is an important purchasing factor. In buying g
for the cash it is to get the advantage of all the discounts, whereby' C.I
give the benefit to my customers. I realize that to gain and holdi-dvae
the purchasing public must be satisfied.
I elaim there is no house in this section better equipped to give'
and that my selections in
DRY COOD -
Can not be excelled. Families laying in a vinter supply should -ear
in mind that I make a specialty of selliug verything in the Dry GToo
line. My assortmeut-of
SDes god aldTriuin
BLANKETS, LAP ROBES, ETCi.
Is too large to itimize bere.Come and ,see-them.
Ev-rybody knows tlmt this lineis one of the most important in a General Me -
file establi.-Ihment anti I will guarantee t4-at I have not only aage sok u h
best nakes. Don't forpet it, that I can satisfy yon in shoes.
and Gents' Furnisbinp.
Any man or boy can be fitted in this department. A large assortmeut t
from, and the prices are low. Our Neckwenr and under clothing is the best wi
HARDWARE, CROCKERY AND TINWAREj
Tw'his ne va c. th gret care and we can supply yon with everything :i
wish. Couie and sec. o r fire Iineo of hrness.
are bounht in such qunti ties that I cr. cnpete with a pac in thel Stale &
it to say that I wont be undersold. I am also paving the highest prices for cotton
THOMAS & BRADHAM
Has just received a load of the FIEST
HORSES that ever came to this town.
DRIVERS, SADDLE HOIRSES~
AND WORK HORSES.
If you want a nice horse be sure and se
them at once.
They wili be sold at prices to meet comi
THOMAS & BRADHAM.
On the American and European Plan.
A DELIGHTFUL AND COMFORTABLE
PLACE FOR COUNTRY VISITORS
BOMA &LEVIN, PDPk!
King Street (Business Centre of City),
Cxb arlestoni, S. C.
Rates $2 and $3 Per Day.
T~ V. FOI
Sign c-f the Bi
R. W. NIR1, I SON,
SU]MT E R, 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 our im
mense stock of hardware a large line of
PAINTS, OILS, ETC.,
at 1ow 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.
HEADQUARTERS FOR COOKING AND HEATING STOVES (WARRANTED),
LEVI BROTH ERS!
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 large, but a lady can find
the very latest fabrics 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.
Cassirneres 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, I-osiery, &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.
dlo'thaiiT ~at aerd 0 n'
We can say without fear of successful contradiction that we
have the most complete line that cani be foupd any where.
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 ir'
Our stock is up to dateand our farmers can save money bs
buying from u..
Remember, we pay highest prices for cotton.
232 MEETING STREET, CHARLESTON S. C.
state Agents for the sale of
Over 200 different styles of Cooking anid Heating stoves. Also oli Coolars andl H e r
we want the leading merchant in every town in the state to sell our iine of stoves.
we gnarantee fa:1 protection in his territory to each agernt w.: appoint If not ..old in
your town send to ns tor cuts and priees.
When You Go to Sumter
Don't Fail to Go to
.......and Look Over the Stock in
hihChina and Toys,
Wihis the most complete Stock carried in eastern South
The variety you will have to select tromn
and prices the Gjoods are marked at will
- convince you at once that The China Hall
is the Place for Christmas Presents.
Opera House, Opposite Court House.