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LOUIS APPELT, EDITOR.
3V NNING, S. C.:
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13, 1896.
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Entered at the Post Office at Manning as
"You can fool some of the people
all the time and all of the people
some of the time, but you can't fool
all of the people all of the time.
What's right is right, sooner or fi
later the meaningless boasts and pre
tenses of jingo merchants will be
found out by the people.
We have done e said. We 1
h ut one price, the lowest-. c
Sumter, S. C.
Opposite Bank of Sumter.
. - t
While in Charleston last week we
accepted an invitation to visit police s
headquarters and we spent an hour S
their with interest. The headquart- 6
ers is a model of neatness and every 6
thing is so systematically arranged n
that at a moments notice a company s
of men could be sent out to quell a d
riot. The horses are trained to per
fection, and at the sound of the gong b
a patrol wagon is hitched up and off a
to the post of disturbance in a twink- g
ling. The officials are all couteous (
and they take pleasure in showing ~
visitors through. We made some
' u-..~ries as to the working of the 1:
me ohtangdlfeand we found s
a record surprising to us. The poli
ticians can prate. about home rule as
much as they please, but the metro
politan police system is giving them
more home rule than they ever-had
before; the members of the force are
Charleston citizens and the regula- e
tions will not permit a man on the
force who is not a bonafide voter of ti
the city. Chief Martin is a terror to a
evil-doers and Jim Hogan "don't do I
a thing" but land the light fingered
gentry behind the bars, and from c
\vhat we saw on the records at the ~
station we are convinced that all
cities should have a similar system.
Many people have been led to be
lieve that the present police system in
Charleston is a machine of oppression
and the people there, are praying
for it to be taken away; this we found ~
to beialse, and if a vote were taken ti
by the property holders in that city .
- tan sys
... .law is c
- .he men
on tne toree are not under any obli- I
gations to the members of the council. ~
Several members on the ::ity council n
are interested in the liquor traffic, in e
fact, some four or five, are under in- a
dictment for violating the dispensary
law. WVhat chance would an honest
dlischarge of duty have with such e
a condition existing? The police(
taken from under the power of such e
an . influence go ahead and do
their duty without fear of losing1
:heir positions, and as a consequence p
aw and order is enforced. Tne op
,osition to~ the metropolitan police, '
ire the wairpoiticians, liquor deal
irs and sporting men; the business t
-dement are perfectly satisfied with f
It, and we hope that the State police
ommissioners will not allow them
alves to be persuaded into temoving t
a nrpAnnt nnhoad Qream~W TV +1'.. -
Sumter and the adjoining counties ~
ere stirred last week and the pop-i i
lace regardless of race was in full a
mpathy. Simon Cooper dipped his li
*n into the blood of six human
- ings and he wrote a page in his
ry that will never be forgotten. He fa
is captured, and no one expected c
y chance to be given him. It would
ye been well if the fiend had been h
:en alive and carried into the courts tr
i there have justice meted out to ~
u; but the people of Sumter and 0
*ir friends would not have human d
:incts had they not done just what ac
'UU UeILOaL t UYSOUb LLWt I) UUL1
ag of Cooper, but we do not consider
his case a case of lynching, it was
othing more nor less than the hunt
ag and putting to death a wild beast
hat was prowling about, speading
leath and destruction in hispathway.
looper, in our opinion, was a crazy
nan, but his insanity was of such a
iature that death alone was the only
ure. The newspapers condemning
he manner of Cooper's death would
>e doing far better service did they
ondemn the tardiness of the law
dfficers when Cooper began his career
>f devilment; if the officers had acted
)romptly the Wilson family would
iot have been on his bloody list.
Congress is to have an extra session
nd then the people will get the bene
it of another summer spent in gas;
vhile the business of the country be
:omes more and more demoralized.
The advocates of Cuba in Wash
ngton are not as noisy as they were,
mnd it is quite likely the question of
nterference will die out until Macec
s again killed in some outrageous
The General Assembly convened
-esterday. We will endeavor to give
ur readers the full proceedings each
Kansas proposes to try the dis
ensary system, and a bill is now be
Dre its legislature.
X IYEN SARY ALONE
The constant cry has been tha t the
tate ought not to engage in the
quor business, in which we fully
oncur, but the brethren who are
lamoring for in dividual licenses for
be sale of liquor are not taking the
tate out of the business by any
2eans. True, it sanctions and ap
>rovesithelsale of liquor indirectly,
iut it is none the less a partner in
he business, as it would derive a
lirect revenue from the liquor traffic.
'he proposed restriction as to selling
a unbroken packages, not to be
Irunk on the premises, is copied from
he dispensary law, which is a dis
inct concession to its advantages.
ndividuals who sell liquor for profit
re going to make large sales, if pos
ible, and the experience of the past
hows that they will not scruple to
ell clandestinely and in violation of
e law. Saloon-keepers we-e con
taratly evading the law by buying
icoonshine whiskey and refilling
tamped packages, and they would
o it again, even though they were
nder heavy bonds. The demand
>r indvidual licenses means a step
ackward in controlling the liquor
vil, and we would prefer a direct
overnmental control of the traffic.
~ounty management under the board
f township commissioners, with all
e restrictions that can be devised,
nd with the laa machinery of the
tw to enforce the restrictions, would
eem to promise more for the regula
ion of the evil than to start back on
be road to the open saloon.-Green
STANDS AT THE HEAD.
Aug J. Bogel, the leading druggist of
breveport, La., says: "Dr. King's New
iscovery is the only things that cures my
:ugh, and it is the best seller I have." J.
.Campbell, merchant of safford, Ariz.,
rites: "Dr. King's New Discovery is all
3at is claimned for it; it never fails, and is
sure cure for Consumption, cough and
Dds. I cannot say enough for its merits."
r. King's New Discovery for Consumap
on, coughs and colds is not an expern
ient. It has been tried for a quarter of a
entury, and to-day stands at the head. It
ever disappoints. Free trial bottles at
t. B. Loryca's.
It Reaches Colorado and Four
Thousand Men Want Work.
A Dever dispatch says that 4,000
men, who by their resolutions, their
tatement and actions declanned that
hey were out of work, starving, or
n the verge of starvation, met in the
~oliseum Hall, Sunday afternoon,
nd listened to a number of red hot
peeches against the members of the
ity council clamoring for work. The
2eetng was held in the Coliseum
[l1 in response to a call. The
p, ..rs were Rev. Thomas Uzzell
nd Rev. Myron W. Reed, the gentle
ien who have always been consider
d friends of the oppressed and
eedy. The former suggested that
be quickest way to bring about the
hange for the better was to take out
alf a dozens membersof the citycoun
i and bury them in the bed CTherry
reek as a warning to their succes
ors that the condition of the work
ngmen should not be so cruelly over
:oked and slighted in order that the
oliticians could fatten their owvn
urses at the expense of the many.
he resolutions passed called for the
onstruction of city water works,
treet paving, viaducts, etc., anything
o keep the unemployed busy, that
be mouths of the hungry might be
d, instead of paying out the money
2 interest to bankers. Rev. Mr.
teed intimated that violence might
e used by reminding his hearers
at under the Constitution they have
privilege of car
that "we may yet
iceise that pre
neeting there was
paraue. .L ne marchers carried ban
ers, some of the inscriptions being,
Cheerless Christmas for the Work
agmen," "We want work, not char
y." work instead of the poorhouse,"
nd a number of others on the same
We offer One Handled Dollars Rieward
ir any case of Catarrh that cannot be
ired "by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., -os: Toledo, 0.
We the undersigned. ha wn F. J.
heney for the past 15 years, ann '~elieve
mn perfectly honorable in allbas
ansactions and financially able to carr,
it any oblhgations made by their firm.
et & Truax, wholesale druggists, Toledo,
.Walding, Kinnau & Marvina, wholesale
uggist Toledo, Ohio.
Hal's Catarrh Cure is taken internally,
ting directly upon the blood and Iuueous
*rfaces of the system. Price, 75e. per
te. Sold by all druggists. Te.'timon
.~LinA5 ISUUM A ltill
A CORRESPONDENT COMES T(
Poverty is Rapidly Increasing Unde
the Gold Regime-The Tariff is No
the Remedy as Wrecking Panie
Have Occurred Under Both Higl
and Low Tariffs-The Only Reined:
is Monetary Legislation.
The business boom, where is it
I have traveled to-day over the cit
of Providence, up and down, cross
wise huntiLg for it, but was unsuc
cessful. I enquired of the cute-elee
tion Hannacrat prophets; noV on<
could answer. One man was a littli
soiled, but before I got through wit
him he mellowed, concluding his an
swers with this significant remark
.(We were all damned fools." I tolc
him I was glad lie had come to hi
senses, though it was rather a latt
hour. He was a man, a trader, whon
the hard times had cut into deeply
He evidently row realized that thi
Hannacrat organs and orators who s(
vociferously predicted an easy se
quence on the election of 1r. 3c
Kinley had deceived and lied, and h<
was stung badly. It was a hug
swindle to tell the people that th<
son of Canton, if elected, would be
come the son of prosperity, invigor
ating the body politic all through
curing our industrial ills, arrestin(
the downward trend of things, espec
ially benefiting labor by constan
work at a good wage.
I visited large and small stores bu
nowhere found evidens eo tood
It was the ne old story, "dul
se~. When I hinted at the roseati
utterances before the election, an(
asked how it happened that there wa
no betterment, I touched a sore spot
they didn't like to talk. Their look
spake sharper and louder than words
I told them that they laid the egg
and if it had hatched a cocatrici
they must father it.
True the Christmas time had cre
ated some activity, but the holidai
trade is far from normal. People foi
some months have been saving theii
scant ear:dngs for the holidays. Bul
their means are limited; so are theii
purchases. Hence the usual flusl
holiday trade will be lean. Thougt
the season has been mild, thousand,
upon thousands are sitting jupon thE
ragged edge of despair. A paucity
of money will not rush trade.
I called at the office of the Over
seer of the Poor. He said the pres.
sure was much greater than last year,
and if the weather became inclement
the pressure would largely increase,
Sewer and highway work havina
ceased, a large number of laborer,
are unemployed. These the city pro.
poses to provide for with work on thE
parks as a matter of'charity. Seven
or eight hundred will thus be aided
this to keep the wolf from the doors
of these men who are facing grim
Similar tales of woe and prospect
ive wrestling with an adverse fate,
caused by unjust and unwholesome
legislation, come from all parts of the
country, a sad commentary on Hanna
crat wickedness and political rascali
ty and venality. This fact stands
out. vividly: Poverty is rapidly in
creasing under the Cieveland-Repub
lican gold regime, and will continue
to increase till we shall have a change
of conditions giving us a truly na~
But say the to be ins, wve will right
things by at recasting of the tariff.
During the campaign, this issue was
made subordinate, the election being
made to hinge on gold, because Shy
locks and bankers furrnished funds
plentecusly. Now the Hannnerats
are pushing the tariff and a House
committee are -incubating a bill.
The country in thre past has had a
surfeit of tariff medicine to insignifi
cant advantage. Tihe first tariff act
was passed in 1789; since that timE
there has been an immense amount
of tariff tinkering, the question hay
ing been before Congress some fifty
times or more. At intervals the
schedules were entirely recast, and
between the recastings, there was
much patching. With all the tinker
ing there always was a loose screw
Our monetary system has hereto
fore, and i:, now, an obstacle in the
way of wholesome tariff legislation.
It has been claimed by the protec
tionists that a tariff was necessary for
the success of our industries. Yet
we have had wrecking panics both
under high and low tariffs. Under
the Clay compromise tariff, average
duties 22 per cent, we had the panic
of 1837; under the Walker tariff
average duties 25 per cent, we had
the panic of 1857; under the Morrill
tariff, average duties 48 per cent, we
had the panic of 1873; under the Mc
Kinley tariff, average duties 58 per
cent, we had the panic of 1893; un
der the Wilson tariff. average duties
47 per cent, the panic of '73 contin
ued, with failures and their concomit
ants. Tariffs, therefore, are not the
factors of good times, and the at
tempt to frame one now will give us
another broken staff; liable to fail us
at any moment.
The essential measure to conserve
our industrial interests is not tariff,
but monetary legislation. The gold
standard is a constant menace to our
prosperity, the promoter and prop of
aristocracy tending to make the rici
richer and the poor poorer. To enact
a tariff bill at the present time with
out undoing the mal-administrationi
of the past thirty years would
be an outrage, putting on the statute
book an abomination of desolation, to
prolong the present order of thiuns,
industrial and financeial.'-Williamn
Foster, Jr., Providence, R. I.
Many merchants are well awvare that their
customers are~ their best friends rad take
pleasure in supplying them with the best
goods obtainable. As an instance we men
tion Perry & ('rD.rou, prominent drug
gists of Flushing, Michigan. They say:
"We have no he-sitation, in recommending
Chamberlain's C'ugh Rl-medy to our cns
towers, as it is the best ecug'i medicine
we have eve-r sohl, and alwa'. s gives satis
faction." For s~ile at 25 an d 50) cents per
bottle by R. B. Loryea's orrig store.
.'or a pain in the chest a piecA of flan
net amupened with Chatuberhtin' Pain~f
Balm ,.d bonnal on over the seat of the
pain, ann . other on the back between
the shoulders, wi!i afford prompt rilen.
This is especial., -:aluab s hr
the pain :s caused ' " e is a
tenderocy toward pne n ^1e by
The following article is clipped
1 from the Carolina Teacher's Journal,
and is inserted this week because of
its general applicatian to so many;
In every school there is a small
floating-attendance of students who
like butterfles, stop to sip A little
while, then float away.
There are various causes for this
some to be pitied-some to be con
denimed, but all unfortunate. Health
breaks down and the student leaves
to recuperate. Parents get in strait.
ened circumstances and they usually
begin to curtail expenses in the very
place where the least d egree of econ
oiv is the last degree of extravag
ance. If the pareut is really in dis
tress it is the Christiau duty of the
teacher to extend help. The teacher
who has never attempted to help a
poor deserving boy through school
has missed one of the sweetest ex
periences of professional life. If you
want a future generation to rise up
and call you blessed, huut up a few
bright children who are thirsty for
an education, but who lack the means
to get it.
There are other butterflies at
school however, besides the poor
and the sickly.
There is the sixteen year old Miss
who has drifted into society and
wants to quit school. She usually
quits after Christmas. In small
towns parents could wisely and prof
itably adopt a rule to permit "socia
bles" only on Friday nights. Job
never tried to manaae a sixteen year
old scoolg cte with matri
1mo-nia1 microbes. Poor 'tb.trerfly girl!
I It is to be hoped that her husband
will manage her better than dithe
poor bedeviled professor.
Then there is the biight boy who
has received a business offer. During
fall, some greedy merchant picks out
your best boy in school and offers
him a job. The boy concludes that
it is more important in life to fill the
pocket than to fill the head. He
quits and in after years repents in
sackeloth and ashes. There is a law
against decoying Your negro laborers
Irom the cotton field, but what can
be done with the merchant who de
coys your best boy from school?
There is one consideration. If the
boy did not have sense and manhood
enough to resist the enticement, he is
not the best boy. He would have
been the best had he stayed.
To reduce the perceutage of but
terfly students teachers should try to
educate pupils and patrons to right
thinking on this line. A private
talk with a scholar will often save
him from the ruinous consequences
of deserting his books. I believe too
it is a good idea to require students
to make a formal application for a
discharge from school. Generally
the scholar folds his tent like the
Arab and silently steals away. A
patron ought to have more respect
for a teacher than to stop his chil
dren without notifying the teacher.
Let us think now and then of the
pretty butterflies who brightened our
class rooms for a few brief months
and then flitted away. Some of them
are our best friends. They realize
their lost opportunities. They speak
regretfully of the vanished past. So
here's lack to them and better luck
to their children.-Henry-S. Hartzog,
IJohnston, S. C.
Let all the teachers of the county
remember that they are enrolled as
memberss off ..Qlarendon County
Teachers Association, and that if they
don't attend they are missing oppor
tunities that would pruve very bene
fical to them.
The regular meeting for January
will be held at the Manning Collegi
ate Institute on Saturday January
30th, 1897. Strive to be present.
E. J. B3RowNE,
EXSPOSUR~E TO DISEASE
Does not niecessarily mna the contraction
vf diseas'e provided the .ystem is in a vg
orous canditionl, wi the Jl)od pure and
all tue organs in heatltay aiction. When
in such a condition contagion i~s lea iily
resisted and the disease germs enn inud no
lodgmient. Hood's Sarsaparilla is the best
I edicine to build ny the systeum because it
wakes pure, r.ch blood, and pure blood is
the batsis of good health. In cold s'eatther is
is especially necessaiy to keep np the
health tone because the body is subject to
grea:er exposure and mzore liable to aisease.
dood's. Sarsaparilla is the satteguard of
BY VI1U'Ui: OF AN EXE2fION TO
mue direted, I witi seil to the highest hid
<ter for easn, at Ciacendon Court House,
at Manning in the said county of Ciaren
dbo, during the lesal hours of Sheritf'
Isatle, on tne iir't Monday in February
A. D. 1b97, all that parcel or aract of land
situated in the said County, ly ing on Pd
diag swamp, cantaining one hundred acres
and bounded on the north by lands ol
Mary E. Dtuose, ea-t by one o1 the publie
roads o1 said County and land of said Mary
E. Dulose, south by iandls known as lands
01 H1enry Epps, and we-st by landlas of lHar
pa r Johnsoan, Lands of P'res Morris.
The .above described parcel of land being
the lower or southern portion of a tract oi
the said Mary E. DuBose containing about
two hundred und seventy eight acres, and
has beenl levied upon and wiil be sold, ais
aforesaid, at the suit of Daniel Keels
against said Mary E. Du Bose.
DANIEL J. URI~ADilAM,
Sherif Ciarendaon County.
Manning, 8. C., Jan. 13, 1s'J7.
Thomas & Braaiham are going to put
every farmier in the county in~ a position to
buy a watgon and a buggy. They have just
reccived a car load of both.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROUINA,
COUNTY OF CLARENDON.
By, Lora-. Appeit, Esq., Jndge of Probate.
ITHEREAS, DR. I. MX. WOODS
Smade suit to me to grant him
willetters of administration, with
wilannexed, of the estate of and
effeets of Charlotte Woods.
These are therefore to sight and
admonish all and singular the kin
dIred and creditors of the said
Charlotte Woods, deceased, that
they be and appear, before me, in the
Court of Probate. to be held at Man
ning,on the 25th day of January next,
after publiention hereof, at 11 o'clock
in the forenoon, to showv cause, if
any thety have, why the said adimin
istrationi should not be granted.
(iiven under my hand this 13th day
of Januiary. A. D. 189l7.
[SEAL.] LOUIS APPELT,
Judge of Probate.
OHN S. WIT.SON,
AUorney and Counselor at Law,
costs cotton planters more
than five million dollars an- t
nually. This is an enormous e
waste, and can be prevented.
Practical experiments at Ala- a
bama Experiment Station show :
conclusively that the use of
will prevent that dreaded plant
All about Potash-the results of its use by actual ex
periment on the best farms in the United States-is
told in a little book which we publish and will gladly 1
mail free to any farmer in America who will write for it.
GERMAN KALI WORKS
93 Nassau St., New'aYork.
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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF CLARENDON.
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS. u
William F. B. Haynsworth and B. 2
Pressley Barron, as Qualified Exec
utors of the Last Will and Testa- 1
ment of Samuel C. C. Richardson,
deceased, Plaintiffs, u
Caroline Johnson, Eliza Johnson, and J
William Junius Johnson, Defend
Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale.
UNDER AND BY VIRTUE OF A
Judgment Order of the Court of
c-ommon Pleas, in the above stated
action, to me directed, bearing date
October 19th, 1895, I will sell at pub
lic auction, to the highest bidder, f
Upon the terms mentioned below, at
Clareidon Court House, at Manning, I
in said 'County, within legal hours I
for judiciais~ls, on Monday, the1st, a
day of February, 1897, being sales- I
day, the following described real es
"All that plantation or tract of F
land, situate and being in Santee
township, County of Clarendon and v
State aforesaid, coitaining one hun
dred and eighty-nine and one-half a
acres, more or less, and bounded as c
follows, to wit:
On the north by lands of Mrs. M. s
M. Davis; on the east by lands for- C
merly of Joseph Sprott; on the south
by land of Estate of James J. Frier
son; and on the west by lands of the a
grantor therein. The said described t]
premises being the same conveyed h
to Isaac Johnson by Walker & But
ler, by deed dated March 3rd, 1873"
Terms: One-half cash, and the
balance on a credit until 1st Novem
ber, A. D. 1896, to be secured by bond
and mortgage of the premises to be
Purchaser to pay for papers.
DANIEL J. BRADHAM, c
Sheriff Clarendon County. t)
Manning, S. C., Jan. 6, 1897. s
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OFFICE COUNTY AUDITOR,
CLARENDON COUNTY, 5
Manning, S. C., Dec. 16, 1896.
The Auditors office will be open
rom the first day of January, 1897,
o the twenth day of February, 1897,
o receive returns of personal prop
rty for taxation in Clarendon county
:r the year 1897 and for the conven
nce of tax-payers will have deputies
t each of the places named below
o receive returns for the said year: 2
Pinewood, Monday, January 11th,
Packsville, Tuesday, January 12,
Panola, Wednesday, January 13th,
David Levi's Store. Thursday, Jan
ary 14th, 1897.
Suinmerton, Friday, January, 15th,
Brunson's X Roads, Saturday, Jan
ary 16th, 1897.
Jordan, Monday, January 18th,
Johnson's Store, in St. Mark's
wnship. on Raccoon road, near
)uffie's old store, Tuesday, January
Foreston, Wednesday, January
Alcolu, Friday, January 22nd, 1897.
W. M. Youman's, Saturday, Jan
ary 23rd, 1897.
Saul's Store, Monday, January
New Zion, Tuesday, January 26th,
W. J. Gibboa's, Wednesday, Jan
ary 27th, 1897.
J. J. McFaddin's Store, Thursday,
anuary 28th, 1897.
McIntosh's Store, Midway town
hip, Friday, January 29th, 1897.
Taxpayers return what they own
n the first day of January, 1897.
All personal property, must be re
urned this year.
Assessors and taxpayers will enter
be first given name of the taxpayer
2 full, also make a separate return
>r each party for the township the
roperty is in, and where the tax
ayers owns realty, to insert the
ost office as their place of residence,
nd those who only own personal
roperty, to give the party's name
ho owns the land they live on as
heir residence, which aids the tax
ayer as well as the county treasurer
a making the collections and pre
Every male citizen between the
ges of twenty-one and sixty years
n the first day of January, 1897, ex
ept those incapable of earning a
apport from being maimed, or from
ther causes, shall be deemed tax
ble polls. This does not apply to
onfederate soldiers over fifty years
All the returns that are made after
ae twentieth day of February will
ave a penalty of 50 per cent, added
3ereto, unless out of::the county
uring the time of listing. Not
nowing the time of listing is no ex
The assessing and collecting of
Lxes is all done now in the same
ear, and we have to aggregate the
umber and value of all the horses,
ttle, mules, &c., and their value
at there is in the.county, and have
Lme on file in the Comptroller Gen
ral's office by the thirtieth day of
une each year. And from that
me to the first day of October each
ear the auditor's and treasurer's
uplicate has to be completed and
a abstract of the work in the Comp
roller's office by that time, which
ill show at a glance that the audi
>r has no time to take in returns
r do anything- else much, between
2e first day of March and the first
ay of October each year, but work
r the books and blanks. Therefore
hope that all taxpayers will do me
2e favor of making their returns in
J. ELBERT DAVIS,
Auditor Clarendon County.
NEW BEEF MARKET I
Edwin Scott, Butcher.
Fresh fat Beef and Pork every
day-, butchered by one skilled
in the business.
SAUSAGES, BLOOD and LIVER
PUDDINGS a Specialty.
I do not allow hangers-on to
loaf around my market, and
can guarantee everything
bought from me to be clean.
I wIll deliver to the honses
My market house is op posite
Rigby's store and I ask for a
share of the patronage,
C. C. LESLIE,
wHOLEsALE AND RETAiL
coaMrsI5SON DEALEn IN
lsh, Oysters, -0
Game aid Poultry.
Fish packed for country orders a special.
. No charges for packing. Send for
st. Consignments of country prodnee are
spetfu~y solicited. Poultey, eggs, etc.
Stalls Nos. 1 and 2 Fish Market. Office,
s. 18 and 20 Market st., east of Bay.
CHARLESTON, S. C.
TATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
N~THE PROBATE COURT.
ames B. Richardson and Augustus
state of Frane~s J. Richardson, de
PETITION TO SELL PERSONAL PROPERTY.
NDER AND BY VIRTUE OF
an order of the Court of Probate
for Clarendon County, dated De
mber 30th, 1896, we will sell at pub
c auction, for cash, on Tuesday, the
Ith day of January, 1897, at 11
'clock, a. in., at the late residence of
rancis J. Richardson, deceased, the
yllowing goods and chattels belong
g to the estate of the said Francis
. Richardson, deceased:
T wo mares, two wagons, one sulky,
ne saddle, two mare mules, one bull,
ne milch cow and calf, one bull
earling, a lot of hogs, a lot of goats,
lot of plantation implements,
ousehold and kitchen furniture,
nd also the provisionl crops made on
he lands of the said testator during
he year 1896, to wit: About 200
lush'els of corn, about 600 bushels of
otton seed, five thousand pounds of
odder and hay, all now located on
he farming lands of the said dece
ent, and any other personalty which
uay have been omitted from the
JAME3 B. RICHARDSON,
AUGUSTUs F. RICHARDSON,
Exeutors Estate of Francis J. Rich
Decmber 30. 1396.
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 Chi'dren that
has ever been brught to Sumter. - If vou want
A - REAL- CHEAP - SUIT
You can get it. If you want
A Miediim Price Suit
I have hundreds for you to select from.
If von want
A -:- Fine, -:- Tailor-Made, -:- 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 you
cheaper, and no one will appreciate your patronage
more than Yours truly,
D. J. CHANDLER,
SUMTER - - - --- -S. C.
For the January Trade!
I will be well prepared to meet the demards
of the January trade.
JUST REGEIVED I
One car-load of Fine Mules, one car-load of
TO ARRIVE THIS WEEK !
Two car-loads extra choice Work Horses.
Sumter, S. C., December 28, 1896.
e 4e Danville, Va.
E are the Headquarters of the Tobacco Tirade of Virgiuia
IV~l~flandi North Carolina ?
DAVAVLLENAAwith her yearly sales retchirg over 42,000,
u 000 lbs. Other markets are babies bestde her.
Which is the Leading and Favorite House of the Danville Trade?
E !g E.F AREE & BRO., Owners and Proprietors.
E. They lead Danville as Danville leads the world.
Why is it ?
Because after long trial and test they have proven their Honesty, Capacity,
security, Promptness and Accommodating Disposition.
Then Patronize Them, and Thus Serve Your Own Best Interests.
THOMAs WILsON, R. E. JAQUES, JOHN wILSON,
President. . Manager. secretary and Treasurer.
The Crolila Gocer6y CoiipaRy
SUCCESSORS OF BOYD BROTHERS,
Wholesale Grocers anid Commniissioni Merdhanits,
No. 195 EAST BAY,
oIL&~IzasTour . - - S. c.
POSiITIuO GUARANTEED. Mnion thisi
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