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County Treasurer's Office,
Manning, S. C., Sept. 24, 1898.
The tax books will be open for the collec
tion of taxes for the fiscal year commeno
ing January 1st, 1898, on the 15th day of
October, 1898, and will remain open until
the 31st day of December, following, after
which time a penalty of 15 per cent. at
taches to all unpaid taxes.
The following is the tax levy:
For State purposes, five (5) mills,
For constitutional school tax, three (3)
For ordinary county tax four (4) mills.
For past indebtedness, one-fourth of one
Total 12t mills (outside of special schoo.
Special two (2) mills, school tax, school
district No. "19." Total 14 mills school
Special two (2) mills, school tax, school
district No. "16." Total 141 mills school
e (3) mills, school tax, school
"21." Total 154 mills school
r (4) mills, school tax, school
"7." Total 161 mills school
ar (4) mills, school tax, school
district iso. "20." Total 161 mills school
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, except those
who are now exempt by law, shall be
deemed taxable polls.
The law requires that commutation road
tax shall be paid for the succeeding year
when State and county taxes are paid.
S. J. BOWMAN,
Treasurer Clarendon County.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH SEC
tion 1451 of the General Statutes
of South Carolina, the County Board
of Commissioners, at their meeting
the first Monday in January, adopted
the following schedule of license for
the year 1898:
Hawkers and Peddlers...... $15 00
Stoves and Ranges............. 25 00
Lightning Rods...... ........ 25 00
Clocks and Watches............ 25 00
Sewing Machines............ 25 00
Pianos and Organs............ 2500
All persons engaging in the above
mentioned occupations must procure
a license or they will become liable
to punishment under the law.
It shall be the duty of every Magis
trate and every Constable and of the
Sheriff and his regular Deputies, to,
and every citizen may, demand and
inspect the license of any hawker or
peddler in his or their county, who
shall come under the notice of any if
said officers, and to arrest or cause to
be arrested, any hawker or peddler
found without a good and valid li
cense, and to bring such hawker or
peddler before the nearest Magistrate
to be dealt with according to law.
By order of board.
T. C. OWENS,
Manning, S. C., January 19, 1898.
WHEN YOU COME
TO TOWN CALL AT
Which is fitted up with an
eye to the comfort of his
customers..... .. ..
IN ALL STYLES,
S HAVING ANqD
,Done with neatness and
dispatch.... .. ...
A cordial invitation
is extended. .
J. L. WELLS.
OFFICE oF' Courx Stm'avxson,)
MArrNNIo, S. C., Sept. 1, 1897.)
In accordance with Section 490, General
Statutes, it is unlawful for persons to _en
gage in or offer for sale any pistol, rifle,
cartridges less than .45 calibre, or metal
-knuckles, without first having obtained a
Now, therefore, take notice: Any per
son found dealing in pistols, cartridges, or
knuckles without first having paid to the
County twenty-five dollars for a license will
be prosecuted, and if convicted, they shall
be punished by a fine not over $500, or im
prisoned not more than one year or both
at the court's discretion.
T. C. OwExs,
Supervisor, C. C.
To Consumers of Lager Beer:
The Germania Brewing Company, of
Charleston, S. C., have made arrangements
with the South Carolina State authorities
by which they are enabled to fill orders
from consumers for shipments of beer in
any quantity at the following prices :
Pints, patent stopper, 60c. per dozen.
Four dozen pints in crate, $2.80 per crate.
Quarter-keg. $2 25. .
Exports, pints. ten dozen in barrel, $9.
It will be necessary for consumers or
parties ordering~to state that the beer is for
private consumption. We offer special
rates for these shipments. This beer is.
guaranteed pure, made of the choicest hops
and malt, and is recommended by the
medical fraternity. Send to us for a trial
GE MA IA
Charleston. S. C.
For State and County
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
AN ELECTION WILL BE HELD
at the several presincts established
by law in Clarendon County, on
Tuesday, November 8th 1898, for the
following officers, to wit: Governor,
Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of
State, Attorney General,Comptroller
(eneral, Adjutant and Inspector
General, State Treasurer, Superin
tendant of Education and one Rail
road Commissioner one Senator,
three members to the lower branch
of house of Representatives, one
Superintendant of Education, one
Judge of Probate, one Supervisor.
The polls will open at 7 o'clock, a.
m., and close at 4 o'clock, p. m.
At the close of the election the
managers shall immediately proceed
to publicly count the ballots. With
in three days thereafter the Chair
man of the Board of Managers, or
one of them, to be designated in
writing by the Board, shall deliver.
to the Commissioners of Election the:
poll_,list, the boxes containing the
ballots, and a written statement of
the result of the election at his pre
The Managers of Election shall re
quire of every elector offering to
vote at such election, before allow
ingihim to vote, in addition to the
production of his registration certifi
cate, proof of the payment of poll
tax six months before said election
of any poll tax then due and pay
The Managers shall administer to
the person offering to vote, an oath
that he 1s qualified to vote at said
election, according to the constitu
tion of the State, and that he has
not already voted in said election.
The following named persons have
been appointed Managers of Elec
tion to conduct this election, to wit:
Fulton. at Fulton-G W Smith,
Nelson Brown, J C Manning.
Calvary, at Hodge's Corner-J D
Beatson, B P Broadway, B W Des
Friendship, at Panola-J H T Col
liette, C W Brown, A D Rhame.
St. Paul, at St. Paul-J H Keels, L
M King, J F Richbourg.
Santee, at Jordan-R C Plowden,
John W Clark, C R Sprott.
St. Marks, Duffie's Old Store-I N
Tobais, J W Cole, J C Drose.
Concord, at Summerton-C B Ay
cock, L T Fisher, J H Woodberry.
St. James, at Davis X Roads-S A
Brunson, J J Gardner, J M Davis.
Sammy Swamp, at Packsville-R
C Lackey, A P Hill, N L Carraway.
Manning, at Court House-R H
Davis, W T Francis, J M McKnight.
Mt. Zion, at Wilsons-W M Plow
den, J E Tobias, C T Ridgeway.
Brewington, at Foreston-J A Bur
gess, C M Mason, W T Kelly.
Plowdens Mill, at Alcolu-E D
Hodge, Jake Harvin, W I McLeod.
Harmony, at Chandler's-John G
Plowden, H L B Hodge, W E Daniels,
Midway, at Midway-McFaddin
McIntosh, J L Barrow, W H H
New Zion, at Boykins-J M Player,
W E Lavender, R E McFaddin, Jr.
Douglass, at Cole's Mill-L B Gib
bons, T M Beard, Sam Smith.
Sandy Grove, at Barrineau's-W
T Kennedy, D H Welch, Sam Thig
One of the above named Managers
at each box will call upon the Board
>f Commissioners at Manning, No
ember 3, 1898,to receive ballot boxes,
poll list, and instructions, and to be
S W McINTOSH,
C T RIDGE WAY.
Commnissioners State Election.
Manning, S. C., Oct. 12, 1898.
For Election to be Holden November 18th,
1898, for a Representative to Represent
the 6th Congressional District of South
Carolina in Congress for the Term
of the 56th Congress.
AN ELECTION WILL BE HELD OF
L'esday. the 8th day of November. 1898.
at the legally established pollung precincts
n Clarendon County. for a Representative
f the 6th Congressional District of South
arolina, in the term of the 56th Congress
f the United States.
The polls will be opened at '7 o'clock, a.
n., and kept open without intermission or
adjournment until 4 o'clock, p. mn.
At the close of the election the Managers
shall immediately proc::eed to publicly
ount the ballots. Within th.zee days there
fter the Chairman of the Board of Mana
gers, or one of them, to be designated in
writing by the Board, shall deliver to the
Cmmissioners of Election the poll list,
he boxes containing the ballots, and a
written statement of the result of the elec
ion at his precinct.
Th'e Managers of Election shall require
f every elector offering to vote, in addition
o the productton of his registration certi
fcate, proof of the payment of poll tax six
months before said election ofany pull tax
then due and payable.
The Managers shall administer to each
person offering to vote an oath that he is
:ualified to vote at said election. according
to the constitution of the State. and that
e has not already voted in said election.
The following named persons have been
ppo:nted to manage said Election by the
Board of Commissioners of Election for
Clarendon County, to wit:
Fulton, at Fulton-P H Broughton, D) W
Brown, L R Gibson.
Calvary, at Hodge's Corner-J B Stuk es,
Paul B Hodge, J R Griffin.
Friendship. at Panola--S P Holladay,
Felix Chewning, W R Davis.
St. Paul, at St. Paul-W H Shiras, R M
MKnight, J P Butler.
Santee, at Jordan-John C Graham, T
Morgan D)avis, L L Wells.
St. Marks, at Duffie's Old Store-W L
annon, G G Thames. Milton Stukes.
Concord, at Summerton-G W Dingle,
H iR Meldeau, H A Tisdale.
St. James, at Davis Cross Roads-Geo I
esesne, J B Walker, J H Horton.
Sammy Swamp, at Packsville - C C
Thames, James McCauley, J C Frierson.
Manning. at Manning-W J Rawlinson,
R A Ridgill, J W Strange.
Mt. Zion, at Wilsons-J M Strangc, W
C White, Jeff D Holladay.
Brewington, at Foreston-T L Bagnal,
J M McRoy, Col Johnison.
Plowden's Mill, at Alcolu-J J Nettles,
J Harvin, J D Reese.
Harmony, at Chandler's-WV I Huanal,
1 S Plowden, A H D Chandler.
Midway, at Midway-G D Smith, WV F
errington, J W Barrow.
New Zion, at Boykin's-Ed Green, R S
leming. A Boykin.
Douglass. at Cole's Mill-W J Turbeville.
N Thomas, A J Hicks.
Sandy Grove, at Barrineau's-W H Thig
en, E G Barrineau, R R McFaddin.
One of the above named Managers at
ach box will call upon the Board of Coin
nissioners at MIanning November 3, 1898.
o receive bollot boxes, -pu ist and in
~trctions, and to he qualified.
A J RICHBOURG,
Jommissioners Congressional Election.
Manning. S C, Oct 12. 1898.
Office Superintendent of Education,
Until further notice I will be in my office
very Saturday, from 9 a. in. to 1 in. and
from 2 p.m., to 5 p. m. Other days will be
pent in visiting the schools.
W. S. RICHBOURG,
Supt. Education, C. C.
Manning, S C., Feb 1st 1897.
Her Ready Wit.
Though he had long adored her in
secret-worshiped, in fact, the ground
she pressed beneath the soles of her
dainty little No. 3's-he had never yet
been able to screw up sufficient courage
to put his fate to the test. Poor fellow!
He was one of those shy, modest, self
depreciating sort of chaps that are grow
ing rapidly scarcer, or he would have
tumbled months ago to the fact that he
had only to go in and win. Gertrude
Alicia knew the state of his feelings
right enough, but it had pleased her
hitherto to keep him dangling in at
tendance. At last, however, she made
up her mind to land her fish as soon as
a favorable chance presented itself.
And the opportunity came at the
Smythingtons' little soiree, when the
bashful swain, entering the conserva
tory, discovered his inamorata looking
her loveliest amid the palmsend flowers.
"Are-are you alone?" he questioned
In a moment the fair and ready wit
ted girl saw her chance and took it then
and there. "A loan, Hen-er-Mr.
Finnikin," she said, with lowered eye
lids, "a loan? Certainly not-I'm a
And 15 minutes later, when they
emerged from their retrea, Henry was
asking himself how he could have been
such a Juggins as to poEtpone his hap
piness so long.-Kansas City Journal.
How Miniatures Are Destroyed.
The chief agent in the destruction of
a miniature is perhaps sunlight. The
direct rays of the sun should never be
permitted to fall upon the portrait, and
especially should it be remembered that
the glass (or crystal) covers to the
miniatures, and the glass of the cabinet
in which they are kept, all help to in
crease the powers of the sunlight and
to give to its feeblest rays ability to ex
ercise destructive force. Very many
lovely old miniatures have been prac
tically ruined by light.
Hung upon a wall or in a case, they
are exposed to full sunlight, and the
carnations quickly fade, the value of
all the colors is reduced and whitened
and the paler and more delicate tints
vanish altogether. If the exigencies of
space demand that a wall opposite a
window (the worst position in a room
for miniatures) must be used, then a
blind or curtain should be supplied to
the cabinet containing the treasures,
and as often as possible the window op
posite the cabinet should be shrouded,
so as to prevent the light falling upon
the cabinet and its contents.-"Portrait
Miniature," by G. C. Williamson.
A family tree is a good thing to have,
and that the descendants of the pilgrim
fathers, of the Puritan preachers, of
the Revolutionary sires, the colonial
dames, should come to the front every
little while and impress the fact of
their lineage upon people is rather
pleasing than otherwise. It adds a cer
tain repose to the rush of everyday life.
It may, however, be carried too far.
Apparently it is carried too far in New
York, where in certain circles it
amounts almost to a monomania. Wo
men to whom one is introduced cannot
chat for five minutes without leading
the subject to ancestors, and if the
stranger never happened to have had
any the result is most embarrassing,
ven distressing; hence those persons
given over to conversing entirely on the
family tree, etc., should be cautioned to
become milder advocates of the neces
sity of a long line of ancestors, for they
are fast forming a class which is ob
oxious to intelligent, self respecting
uman beings.-New York Times.
"Rubber bands have supplanted twine
to a great extent in the last few years,"
bserved a salesman in a drug store as
e slipped a band around a 5 cent pack
age of sodium bicarbonate. "Up to ten
years ago. rubber bands were seldom
seen outside of a courthouse or a law
yer's office, and their use was confined
almost exclusively to the filing of court
documents and papers. Now you find
them everywhere. Bands are used on
all small packages in drug stores, and
they have become an important factor
in the grocery business. They answer
the same purposes as twine, and aread
justed much easier.
"It may not be generally known that
a rubber band is the best tooth cleaner
known. It can be forced between the
teeth, no matter how close together,
ad it removes accumulations that can-.
nt be reached with a toothbrush. Yes,
the rubber band has come to stay. I
:on't know to what extent it has hurt
the twine industry, but it must be con
siderable. "-Philadelphia Record.
Meaning of ProtocoL.
Like many other English words de
rived from other languages, "protocol"
as long since lost its original meaning.
t is derived from the Greek "protos,"
meaning first, and "kollan," meaning
glue, and meant originally a sheet glued
in front of a manuscript, bearing the
writer's name and other particulars.
From this the meaning evolved into
that of a rough draft of a document and
was so used by the Romans, who called
it "protocolium." The definition of the
word as used in modern diplomacy is
given as a rough draft of any document
r a document preliminary to some
transaction. It likewise is defined as "a
:iplomatic document or minute of pro
eeding signed by friendly powers in
rder to secure certain diplomatic ends
by peaceful means."
The highwayman, in grimi reality
ad without the aureole of romance,
Black Bess and all, was a "common ob
ject of the country" 150 years ago, and
it was the duty of all good subjects to
try to cope with him. If you attempted
to apprehend such a desperado and were
killed in the attempt, your executors
:ould claim ?40 from the sheriff. This
indemnity was scarcely enough to kin
:le a burning passion in the English
ind for the extinction of the pest.
Thoughts are certainly able to spread
hemselves without the aid of looks or
Language. Invisible seed that floats from
the parent plant can root itself wher
ever it settles, and thoughts must have
some medium through which they sail
till they reach minds that can take them
in, and there they strike root, and whole
rops of the same sort come up just as
-'v were indigenous and naturally
.; - - their entertainers. This is
encl I are tru c reat matters than in
'-'d Every Way.
"I don't how " aia. Bu~t.r. "Td
rather have $13 than: d . "
"I wouldn't, " said Jarley. "If I had
12, I'd spend only $12, but if I bwd
1 I'd spend $13. "-Harlem Life.
Drew the Line.
"Couldn't take him at any price,"
said the agent who was buying horses
or the use of the mounted police. "It
a all right for a policeman to interfere
whenever he sees fit, but it won't do
o his hors. "-nanapolis inant
How She Got Her Name.
Mrs. Dayton of Highland Park had
just engaged a new cook. The addition
to the servants looked promising as she
came in arrayed in all her finery and
waited for "the missus" to talk with
her before going to work.
"What is your name?" asked Mrs.
"Lay-ourie, ma'am," said the culi
"Lay-ourie!" exclaimed the lady of
the house. "What a peculiar name! I
never heard it before in my life. Is that
a nickname or was it given you when
you were christened?"
"It's my real name," said "Lay
ourie." "I've gone by it all my life."
"How in the world did you come to
have it?" was asked.
"My mother got it out of a novel,"
Mrs. Dayton finally asked her to
write it. After much hard work the
owner of the name wrote out in a
cramped hand, "L- a-u-r-a."
"Why, that's pronounced 'Laura,' "
said Mrs. Dayton.
"Well, I don't know about that,
ma'am," said the new cook. "My ma
never heard it before, and she called it
'Lay-ourie.' I've been 'Lay-ourie' for
37 years, and I guess now it's too late
to make a change."
So "Lay-ourie" she remained.-Chi
In the Dark.
A bellboy at one of the big hotels had
a queer experience the other night and
has not yet entirely recovered his pro
fessional sang froid. "It was about 1
o'clock in de mornin," he said, "an I
was de only bell hop in do office when
dis call come from de fort' floor. Well,
I went up an knocked, an de man he
says, 'Come in.'
"I opened de door, an de room was
pitch dark. 'I want you to mail dis let
ter,' de man says from de corner where
I knowed de table was, 'but wait a
minute,' says he, 'till I write do ad
dress.' Den I heard de pen a-scratchin,
an he says, 'Here y' are.' But I could
not see nothin at all. I was scared, I
tell you. 'Where are you, mister?' says
I sort of faintlike. Then he laughs and
says, 'Oh, I fergot!' an comes to do
door in de light an gives me de letter.
"It was pitch dark, I tell you-black
as dat hat of yourn-an when I went
down stairs I studied an studied why
do mug should be settin dere without
turnin on de 'lectrics. I didn't find out
till I see him next day, an den what
d'ye t'ink-de mug was blind. "-New
When $1,000 Looked Big.
Divide anything up into pairs and
you magnify it. A certain wise man
took this way to give his wife an idea
of how much $1,000 is. She had no
idea of money. Her purchases were
enormous. It happened one day that
her eye fell upon a magnificent ring,
and she ooveted it. It cost $1,000. But
what was $1,000 to her in comparison
with the ring? Of course her husband
consented to the purchase. What else
could a dutiful, affectionate husband
do? But he tried this method of educat
ing his wife concerning the great price
of the ring. He instructed his banker
to send her the $1,000 in small pieces
pennies, dimes, quarters. In came the
money, bagful after bagful. She never
had such an idea of $1,000 before.
When the money was piled before her,
it alarmed her. The price of the ring
went up a hundredfold, and was con
sidered at once an extravagance which
she of her own option abandoned.
New Orleans Times-Democrat.
Caper Sauce Caper.
The caper, familiar in- caper sauce
and us. also as a garnish for salads, is
imported from Spain and France. Capers
are grown in Italy, but none is import
ed from there into this country.
Capers are sorted into four sizes, of
which the smallest are known commer
cially as nonpareils, and the next larger
as surfines. The next larger in French
capers are capucines, and the largest
capotes, while the next to the largest
and the largest of Spanish capers are
known respectively as capotes No. 1
and No. 2. The smallest capers 'are the
most desirable and bring the most mon
ey. French capers sell for more than
Spanish. Capers are imported almost
wholly in bulk in-kegs of 15 or 16 gal
ons and barrels of about 40 gallons in
brine or vinegar. A few capers are im
ported in glass, but they are mostly put
up in this country. Capers grow on a
bush. -New York Sun.
Royal Hotel Keeper.
The king of Wurttemberg may be re
garded as a hotel keeper as well as a
monarch. This has long been a tradi
tion in his family, but not until lately
was it discovered by the rulers of the
beautiful little German kingdom how
profitable innkeeping can become. When
Peter the Great was traveling incognito
through Europe, he refused to stop any
where but at an inn. To circumvent
this whim the then king of Wurttem
berg put a tavern sign outside one of
the royal palaces and, dressed as an
innkeeper, himself welcomed the czar.
This royal personage's descendant now
owns two large hotels, from which he
is said to derive a revenue equaling
$50,000 a year.
His Wife Won.
A Georgia man, who was unpopular
in his community, insured his life for
$2,000. He took the policy home to his
wife and said:
"Maria, here's a life insurance docu
ment for $2,000."
"Thank you, dear," said his wife.
"How are you feeling today?"
"Not well," he replied, "and I don't
think I am long for this world, and I
want to say to you that when I die it is
my wish that you devote $1,000 of the
money to defraying my funeral ex
"Mercy on me, " exclaimed the wife,
"why do you want such an expensive
"I'll explain. I'm perfectly satisfied
that nobody will attend my funeral,
and I want to hire people to go at so
much a head. I'm going out today and
see what arrangements I can make for
attendants on that forthcoming melan
choly occasion. If they won't come
gratis, why-ll just hire 'em an give
'em an order on you for the money."
He went forth and at nightfall re
turned with a dejected look.
"Maria," he said, "it's no use. You
can have the whole $2,000. Just go to
my funeral yourself. "-Atlanta Consti
Divid'ends Out of Life.
The fools who give the 24 hours to
ousiness and boast of it may criticise
the man who can expel business from
his mind and enjoy his books, his
friends, his club, the theater, the opera,
thle dinner or the dance, but the cheer
ful man gets dividends out of life where
the other gets trouble.-Chauncey M!.
Depew. A ____
"Is she very mutin love?"
"Much in love!l Say' he heard some
one say that all the worldis9 a lover,
and she's been jealous ever m "
The Golden Gray Eye.
I might pile Ossa upon Pelion in the
way of description of gray eyes culled
from fiction. There is, however, ene
type of gray eye whose appearance in
story I haoa not yet noted, says Nina
Allen in Lippincott's.
We have had gray eyes which "re
sembled nothing so much as moss
agates." Sea gray eyes are not uncom
mon. Amelie Rives has bestowed upon
Ilva, in "The Witness of the Sun,"
great violet gray eyes, "like rain wash
ed amethysts," while Mr. Paul Leices
ter Ford has recently introduced us to a
pair of slate colored eyes.
But at the present writing I have yet
to meet with golden gray eyes in fic
tion. They are to be found, however,
in 'nature, the most luminous of all
eyes, I think, the iris about the edge a
soft old gold or golden brown, gradually
melting toward the pupil into a warm
gray. This lovely color I have seen in
the eyes of a dog and of a child-the
eyes of the dog wisftul, appealing, pa
thetic with unutterable things; the
child's speaking of a soul as yet undark
ened by shades of the prison house and
splendid with the light that never was
on sea or land.
To the novelist desiring something
new in eyes I would respectfully recom
mend the golden gray.
Verdi and the Priest.
Verdi, when a boy, had a gift for
Latin, and the village priest advised
him to become a priest. Meanwhile the
lad became an cffice boy in Barezzi's
wholesale grocery store, and for a little
over $7 a year played the organ in the
church at Roncole, but one day it hap
pened that Rev. Dr. Seletti, who had
decided that the boy should be a monk,
was officiating at mass while Verdi
played the organ. The priest was struck
with the unusual beauty of the music,
and at the close of the service expressed
a desire to see the organist. Verdi ap
peared, and the priest recognized him
as the pupil whom he had sought to
turn from music to theology.
"Whose music were you playing?"
asked Seletti. "It was beautiful."
Verdi said shyly that he had brought
no music with him that day and had
been improvising. "So I played as I
felt," said he.
"Ahi " exclaimed Seletti. "I advised
you wrongly. You must be no priest,
but a musician. "
After that the way was easier. The
priestly influence on his side opened
many a door to him.-Youth's Com
God's Perfect Flowers.
A little girl who makes the stems of
artificial flowers for a living was sent
to the country by a benevolent woman.
On the day of her arrival the child was
taken into the garden. She marveled
at the growing pansies. She felt of
their petals and sniffed incredulously
at the purple and golden blossoms. "I
never knew that they were 'reel' flow
ers," she said. "I didn't know that
velvet could grow." A giant rosebush
in full bloom was greeted with: "Ain't
they lovely? They're much better than
Felice could make, and she's the best
hand in Fleurette's factory."
She picked a rose and carefully pull
ed it apart. "I'm going on flowers next
year, but I won't make roses like this.
They don't give you time to stick 'em
together this way." The benevolent
woman thought this a good opportunity
to awaken the child's soul and pointed
out the why and wherefore of the rose's
perfection. The child sighed when she
had finished and said simply, "I should
think he'd be angry when he sees the
flowers they make at Fleurette's."
A Cemetery For Old Clothes.
In the north of London there is a lit
tle plot of ground where old clothes are
buried and afterward exhumed for a
curious purpose. It is a flat, barren and
destitute piece of ground and presents a
very melancholy spectacle. Little wood
en stumps, bearing numbers, mark the
There is a paper mill near by, which
finds it rather difficult to get suitable
material for the manufacture of a special
The ordinary old rags are no good.
The rags themselves have to be manu
factured. Old coats, old trousers and
old dresses are covered with wet soil,
and after a few weeks' rotting are ex
A corner is set aside for old linen
goods. The linen is placed in layers in
a box, with soft rich soil between each
layer, and then buried.
Limewater is thecn sprinkled o-ver
the grave, and after a fortnight's rot
ting the linen is reduced to a mere
skeleton, which is taken out of the box,
laid flat in a warm blanket and rush
ed off to the paper mill.
Though it is only the size of a foot
ball ground, it contains 2,000 graves,
which are marked by 2,000 wooden
stumps, each bearing a number.
Women's sense of Color.
The differences between men and
women are well marked in many ways,
but it may not be generally known how
great this difference is in the matter of
color appreciatipn, not to speak of color
blindness. A large percentage of men
are impervious to the sensation of color -
they neither notice nor appreciate it.
Women, on the contrary, like many
animals, are strongly attracted and re
pelled by color, which to the average
male mind remains a mystery. The or
dinary man is quite satisfied if his help
mate dresses in black or in the prover
bialy agreeable white muslin. Why she
should seek for harmonies and novelties
of color, why she should arrange and
match and discuss various hues with
the seriousness he would give to a busi
ness matter, passes his understanding.
And just as color leaves a man cold,
so does form a woua. which accounts
for her indifference to statuary and her
frequent incapacity for drawing. Louisa,
marchioness of Waterford, was an in
stance of this. Her coloring was superb
and the envy of artists, her drawing de
fective and poor, and when she tried
late in life to learn to draw she only
succeeded in spoiling her fine instinct
for color.-London Graphic.
Two men, a German and a French
man, who met in New York, had a
heated argument over the question
whether the wife of a state governor
had an official title or not. One con
tended that she should be addressed as
"Mrs. Governor So-and-so." The other
stoutly insisted that she was simply
"Mrs. Blank, wife of Governor Blank."
They finally agreed to leave the matter
to the first man they met. He proved to
be an Irishman. They stated the caso to
him and asked for his decision.
"Nayther of yez is right," he said
after a moment of severe cogitation;
"the wife av a governor is a governess."
Old Lady (improving the occasion)
Ah, my poor man, you would not be in
this position if you had received an early
training in some trade or calling!i
Tramp-Don't you tork too sudden
about wet you don't know nothin about,
missus. No trainin, indeed I W'y, I was
n priso amor -r won w4-London Fun.
Dangers of Pony Express Riding.
In The Century there is an article on
"The Pony Express," between St. Jo
seph, Mo., and San Francisco, written
by W. F. Bailey. The author says:
Considering the danger encountered,
the percentage of fatalities was extraor
dinarily small. Far more station em
ployees than riders were killed by the
Indians, and even of the latter more
were killed off duty than on. This can
be explained by the fact that the horses
furnished the riders, selected as they
were for speed and endurance, were far
supezior to the mounts of the Indians.
There is only one case on record
where a rider was caught, and that was
owing to his having been surrounded.
This occurred in Nebraska, along the
Platto river. He was shot, and several
days later his body was found. His
pony,still bridled and saddled, was also
found with the mail intact. It was
transferred to another horse and soon
forwarded to its destination. In laying
out the route through the Indian coun
try pains were taken to avoid anything
that would afford cover for an ambush
One of the greatest dangers encoun
tered by the pony express riders was
from immigrants and others who mis
took them for Indians. In those days it
was shoot first and investigate after
ward, provided the shooter survived to
make an investigation. A number of the
riders met their death in this way, be
ing mistaken for Indians, horse thieves
or road agents. It is a strange but nota
ble fact that the Indians often stood and
saw the daring riders fly past without
offering to molest them. There was a
mystery about it that made it "bad
medicine" to interfere with them. Su
perstitious as they were, they seldom
bothered with anything that they could
A Similar Case.
The Indian may be unsophisticated by
the side of the white man, but Bishop
Whipple, writing in The Temple Maga
sine, shows that he has a dry sense of
His Indian flock was visited by a
speculative Yankee who hungered after
their good lands and tried to persuade
them to exchange their reservation for a
worthless tract of country elsewhere.
A council of the tribe was called togeth
er, and the Yankee addressed the assem
"My friends, I have lived 55 years in
this world," he said, "and the winds of
55 winters have blown over my head
and silvered it over with gray. As a
true man I advise you to accept this
new treaty at once."
He sat down, and at the same mo
ment an old chief sprang to his feet.
"Look at me" he said. "The winds
of 55 winters have blown over my head
and silvered it gray, but they have not
blown away my brains."
% "That conference was ended," said
the bishop laconically. -
Weeds as Food.
What is even regarded as a vile weed
can, with a little stretch of imagina
tion, be turned into an ornamental plant
or delicious vegetable. This is especial
ly the caEe with the common burdock,
Lappa major. Schoolboys all know it
from gathering the burs and compress
ing them together by the curved points
of the floral involucre. This is all they
know about it. It is difficult to see any
thing more to be despised in the bur
dock leaf than in the leaf of the rhu
barb. It appears that it is largely used
in China for food, but it is stated that
if the stalks be Cut down before the
flowers expan'd and then be boiled the
taste is relished equally with asparagus.
The leaves when young are boiled and
etaten as we eat spinach. In Japan it
is in universal use. Thousands of acres
are devoted to its culture, but in this
case the root is the object. It requires
deep soil to get the roots to the best ad
One daiy while Mark Twain and
Charles Dudley Warner were walking
together they happened to begin a dis
cussion of the modern novel, and one or
the other suggested that it might be a
good plan to burlesque it. Later while
journeying together to Boston this sug
gestion took definite sbape, and on their
return the work was begun, one author
writing a chapter, the other taking up
the threads of the story the next day,
and both critically examining the result
each evening and asking the opinions of
their wives as to the success of each
stage of the undertaking. Finally they
collected all the manuscript, of which
there was too great a quantity, and
jointly condensed it. It was owing to a
suggestion by Mr. Warner that the
chief character in the tale was called
Colonel Eschol Sellers, and it is a fact
that the man whose name was taken-a
man supposed to be long dead-made a
fiery demand for satisfaction, visiting
Hartford for that purpose. In later edi
tions of the story the name "Eschol"
was changed to "Mulberry."-Ladies'
The Mote and the Beam.
When Lord Morris was chief justice
of Ireland, a young junior barrister
arose in his court one day to make his
first motion and spoke in the hard
brogue of the north of Ireland.
"Sapel," said the judge in a low
voice to the registrar of the court, "who
is this newcomer?"
"His name is Clements, my lord."
"What part of the coonthry does he
hail from in the name of all that's wun
dherful?" asked the judge.
"County Antrim, my lord," was the
"Well, well !" said the judge. "Did
you iver come across sich a froightful
accint in the whole coorse of yer born
The White House Design.
The White House is an exact copy of
the Duke of Leinster's palace, Dublin.
In March, 1792, the commissioners
on building advertised for "a plan
for a president's house to be erected in
the city of Washington." The prize
offered was $500, and that of James
Hoban, a young Irish mechanic, was
accepted. The design was supposed to
be original, but when the house was
completed it was learned that Hoban
had copied it from the duke's palace.
To the Point.
A young foreigner had recently arriv
ed in London from his native country,
and some friends of his family arranged
a dinner in his honor. The evening ar
rived, the guests invited to meet him
were assembled, but the young fellow
did not appear. A friend called on him
the next day and, reminding him that
he had accepted the invitation, inquired
why he had not been present. His reply
"I vas not hungry, " he said.-Lon
A murderer in Servia must be execut
ed on the very spot where he committed
his crime. There a pit is dug, he stands
in it blindfold, and a firing party shoots
him. If he is then still alive, a revolver
is held to his head to finish him, and
finally the earth is shoveled in upon his
body. There seems a certain poetic jus
This Space Belongs to
3. Ryttenberg & Sons,
Sumter. S. C.
Pie Grove Graded School.
U. T. PUGti, A. B., Principal.
ss ylOLA LAVENDER, A. B., Asst.
(Columbia Female College.)
With a faculty thoroughly in earnest in'
egard to their work and striving to inspire
ove for learning in the hearts and minds
the young people who come under their
ae, Pine Grove Graded School offers un
ald advantages to those wishing to pre
pre themselves for the various colleges of
r State, or to fit themselves for larger
d more useful lives. The educational
etiment of the loesi patronage is rapidly
nreasing, and that, of course, is a source
finspiration to the young mind. The
whole people are alive more than ever to
ducational interes.ts and with a good li
ba~ry in our school, we are able to impart
lod, thorough instruction, and to impart
Ltas cheaply here in this quiet country dis
rit as it can be done anywhere.
Tuition varies from $1 per month in the
oest grade to $2.40 in the highest; board
d washing can be had in the best
nhilies at $7 per month. The next term
bgins the first Monday of October. Give
syour patronage; we believe we can sat
For further information address
W. J. TURBEVILLE,
Chairman Board Trustees.
Shioh, S. (C. (sept 28-2m
TATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of Clarendcn.
COURT OF COMOMN PLEAS.
Charles M. Mason, Plairntiff
oley Tucker, James Edward Tucker, Ger
ther Howard Tucker and Elizabeth
Judgment for Foreclosure and Sale.
UNDER AND BY VIRTUE OF A JUDG
amnt Order of the Court of Common Pleas,
nthe above stated action, to me directed.
baring date 5th day of March, 1898, 1
il sell at public auction, to the hiphs
idder for cash, at Clarendon Czars House,
tManning, in said renacy, within the le
a hours for indicial sales, on Monday, the
Tt 'e of November 1898, being salesday,
h following described real estate:
"All that piece, parcel or tract of land
~iuate and being in St. Marks Township,
inthe Couny Clarendon, in the State afore
aid, containing eighty-three acres, more or
Les, and bounded as follows, to wit:
On the north by lands of G. T. T'icher;
inthe east by the run of Big Branch; on
h south-by'lands of S. D. DuBose and on
li west by lands of Frank Duffy. It be
in the tract conveyed to me (W. E. Tuck
sr, by De.d of G. T. Tucker, dated Octo
br 27th 1891."
Purchaser to pay for papers.
D. J. BRADHAM,
Sheriff Clarendon County.
Manning, S. C., Oct. 12, 1898. [124t
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CRABESToN, S. C., June 13, 1b98.
On and after this date the following
passenger schedule will be in effect:
*35. *23. *53.
Lv Florence, 3.25 A 7.55 P.
Lv Kingstree, 8.57
Ar Lants, 4.38 9.15
Lv Lanes, 438 9.15 7.40 P.
Ar Charleston,. 6.03 10.50 9.15
*78. *32. *52.
Lv Charleston, 6.33 A. 5.17 P. 7.00 A.'
Ar Lanes. 8.18 6.45 8.32
Lv Lan", 8 18 6.45
Lv Kinigstree, 8.34
Ar Florence, 9.28 7.55
*Daily. f Daily except Sunday.
No. 52 runs through to Columbia via
Central R. R. of S. C.
Trains Nos. 78 and 32 run via Wilson
and Fayettevilie--Short Line-and make
close cannection for all points North.
Trains on C. & D. R. It. leave Florence
daily except Sunday 9.55 a m, arrive Dar.
lington 10.28 a m, Cheraw, 11.40 a in,
Wadesboro 12.35 p m. Leave Florence
daily except Sunday, 8.00 p in, arrive Dar
lington, 8.25 p m, Hartsville 9.20 p in,
Bennetsville 9.21 p m, Gibson 9.45 p m.
Leave Florence Sunday only 9.55 a m, ar
rive Darlington 10.27, Hartsville 11.10.
Leave Gibson daily except Sunday 6.35
a w, Bennettsville 6.59 a in, arrive Darling.
ton 7.50 a in. Leave Hartsville daily ex
cept Sunday 7.00 a in, arrive Darlington
7.45 a in, leave Darlington 8.55 am, arrivo
Florence 9.20 a w. Leave Wadesboro daily
except Sunday 4.25 p m, Cheraw 5.15 p in,
Darlington 6.29 p in. arrive Florence 7 p
m. Leave Hartsville Sunday only 8.15a m
Darlington 9.00 a m, arrive Florence 9.2u
J. R. KENLEY, JNO. F. DIVINE,
Gen'l Manager. Gen' Sup't.
T. M. EMERSON, Tradc Manager.
H. M. EMERSON, Gen'l Pass. Agent.
55. 35. 52.
Lv Wilmington,*3.45 P.
Lv Marion, 6.34
Ar Florence, 7.25
Lv Florence, *8.20 *3.25 A.
Ar Sumter, 9.32 4.29
Lv Sumter, 9.32 *9.32 A.
Ar Columbia, 10.50 10.50
No. 52 runs through from Charleston via
Central R. R., leaving Charleston 7 a m,
Lanes 8.34 a m, Manning 9.07 a in.
54. 53. 32.
Lv Columbia, *5.45 A. '3.25 P.
Ar Sumter, 7.10 4.50
Lv Suniter, 7.10 '6.06 P.
Ar Florence, 825 7.25
Lv Florence, 8.55
Lv Marion, 9.34
Ar Wilmington, 12.20
No. 53 runs through to Charleston, S. C.,
via Cential R. .., arriving Mannin 5.18
p n;, Lanes, 5.55 p in, Charleston 72.3 P m.
Trains on Conway Branch leave Chad
bourn 11.43 a in, arrive Conway 12.40 p m
returning leave Conway 2.45 p in, arrive
Chadbourn 5.15 p in, leave Chadbo'urn 5.30
p in, arrive at Hub 6.10 p m, returning
leave Hub 9.25 am, arrive at. Chadbourn
10.00 a in. Daily except Sunday.
J. R. KENLY, Gen'l Manager.
T. U. EMERSON, Traffie Manager
H. . EMERSON, Gea'l Pass. Agent.
CENTRAL R. R. OF SO. CAROLINA.
Lv Charleston, 7.00 A. M.
Lv Lanes, 8.34
Lv Greeleyville, 8.46
Lv Foreston, 8.55
Lv Wilson's Mill, 9.01 "
Lv Manning, 9.09
Lv Alcolu, 9.16 "
Lv Brogdon, 9.25 "
Lv W. &S. Junct., 9.38 "
Lv Sumter, 9.40
Ar Columbia, 11.00'o
- No. 53
Lv Columbia, ' 4.00 P. M6.
Lv Sumter, 5.13 -
Lv W. & S. Junct. 5.15"
Lv Brogdon, 5.27 -
Lv Alcolo, 5.35 "
Lv Manning, 5.41
Lv Wilson's Mill, 5.50
Lv Foreston, 5.57 "
Lv Greeleyville, 6.05"
Ar Lanes, ' 6.17 "
,Ar Charleston, 8.00 "
MANCHESTER & AUGUSTA R. R.
Lv Sumter, -4.29 A. M,
Ar Creston, 5.17 "
Ar Orangeburg, 5.40
Ar Denmark, 6.12 "
Lv Denmark, 4.17 P. MW.
Lv Orangeburg, 4.50 "'
Lv Creston, 5.13 "
Ar Sumter, 6.03 "
Trains 32 and 35 ear through Pullman
palace buffet sleeping ears between New
York and Macon via Augusta.
Wiflson and Summerton R. R.
Tnmx Tanr. No. 1,
In effect Monday, June 13th, 1898.
Between Sumter and Wilson's Mills.
No. 73. Daily except Snunday No. 72.
P M Stations. I' H
200 Le..Sumter....r 1230
2 03 ... .W & S Junction. 12 27
2 50 .........Silver......... 1110
4 20...... ...Davis.........45
445........ordan ... ......35
5 15 Ar...Wilson's Mills..Le 9 05
PM - AM
Between Millard and St. Paul.
No. 73. No. 75. No. 72. No. 74.
P M A M Stations A M P M
3 05 10 15 Le Millard Ar 10 45 3 35
3 15 1025 Ar St. PauILel1035 3 25
PM AM AM PM
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