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LOUIS APPELT EDITOR.
MANNING, S. C.:
DWEDNESDAY, OCT. 11, 1899.
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Entered at the Post Office at Manning as
- -iE MANNING TIMES" vs. OPPEN
hr:"ER, THE DRCMMER.
The readers of THE TIMES will re
member a statement made by us that
a Mr. Oppenheiner traveling sales
man for the firm of Ficken Jordan &
Co., grocers of Charleston stated in
Manning that the wholesale grocery
merchants of Charleston had held a
meeting, and resolved to refuse to
sell our merchants unless they first
signed a written agreement to buy
the year through from Charleston,
instead of giving their fall business
to the Manning Grocery Company.
The article that appeared in THE TIMES
stirred up the righteous indignation
of the East Bay merchants when they
read it and naturally they, through
the heads of their organizations
adopted means to contradict Mr. Op
penheimer's false assertion.
The Charleston Post of the 5th inst.,
after reproducing THE TIMES article,
sent one of its reporters out on the
"Bay," and the following is the result:
IREPUDIATED BY EAST BAY MERCHANTS.
A number of East Bay merchants were
seen this morning by a representative of
the Evening Post and were indignant that
such a report should be circulated. Every
merchant who-was apprcached on the sub
ject denied in strong language that such
action had been taken by them.
Mr. W. B. Wilson, president of the Mer
chants Exchange, when seen, said that
there was not one word of truth in the re
port. He said that at no meeting of the
Merchant's Exchange had the Manning
merchants been discussed and no resolu
tion requiring the Manning merchants to
sign an agreement to purchase the year
round from Charleston merchants was
passed. The whole thing was false from
beginning to end.
While the published article exonerated
the Carolina Grocery Company. Mr. Wilson
said he was unwilling that the other East
Bay merchants should suffer, and as presi
dernt of the merchant's Exchange he deem
ed it his duty to deny emphatically the~ re
port that such a resolution as quoted was
passed. Had such a step been taken he
would certainly have known it, for it would
have had to come throught the Merchant's
Mr. Theodore Mlelchiers, president of the
Wholesale Grocers Association said:
"There is absolutely no foundation in
such a report. The Charleston grocery
merchants have never passed such a reso
lution and never will. How such a state
ment could have been made I cannot see."
Messrs. Fincken & Jordan were seen and
said they knew of no such resolution hav
ing been adopted by the East Bay mer
chants. If Mr. Oppenheimer made such a
statement in Manning he did so without
Mr. Fincken said that Mr. Oppenheimer
may have been jollying some of the Man.
ning merchants and they took it seriously.
Mr. Oppenheimer will be in from the
road thisweek and he will be asked for an
explanation of the statement credited to
Then came the following letter from
the president of Charleston Division
Southern Wholesale Grocers Associa
PRESIDENT 3ELCHERs 1S INDIGNANT.
My attention hL~s been called to an arti
cle in your paper where one Oppenheimer.
travellhng for Fincken, Jordan &~ Co., of
this City, told the merchants of Manning
that The Wholesale Grocers Association of
Charleston had passed a resolution, that
they (the merchants of Mianning) would be
required to sign a written agreement to
enable them to procure goods from them,
if they persisted in patronizing or buying
from The Manning Grocery Company.
This is simply absurd, and I hardly
think it possible that any body would be
lieve a statement, that a body of sensible
men would pass such a resolution. Op
penheimer must have been suffering from
abberration of the mind, or he told a wil
ful falsehood. Such a man should not be
allowed to travel on the road and should,
certainly not be patronized by respectable
On the 6th inst, the Charleston
Post published the following denial:
Mr. Oppenheimer was seen this morn
inig by a reporter of The Evening Post and
was shown a copy of The Evening Post of
yesterday, which contained the article from
THlE MANNNG TIME4. He said:
"So far as the article relates to my say
ing that the merchants of East Bay had
passed resolutions not to sell the merchants
of Manning unless they first sign a written
agreement to buy from the Charleston mer
chants the year round, it is false and un
Mr. Oppenheimer declared that he had
no talk with any of the Manning mer
chants about buying from Charleston mer
HERE IS THE PROOF.
After reading in the Post the con
tradiction, it put us to prove our case
which we proceeded to do as follows:
Editor Evening Post:
Sir-Your :ssue of the 6th is before me;
after reading the interview of Mr. Oppen
heinmer I feel a pitying comtempt for the
man. He denies as "false and untrue"
what THE MANNING Tntzs charged him
with saying about an action taken by the
Charles~ton wholesale grocery merchants
with regard to the Manning merchants.
Oppenheimer. I ani convinced, spoke
falsely of those whom he is representing.
and he adds falsehood in denying what he
did say. If he is in jured he has done it
by his reckless handling of the truth. I
have no motive to misrepresent the fellow,
but when a man visits this town and makes
statements which I regard as a reflection
upon our merchants, it is my duty as edi
tor of a newspaper to take notice of it. I
deem my word sufficient with our local
theless I furnish proof. W. E. Jenkison,
a prominent merchant here, after reading
THE TIMES, told me that Oppenheimer told
him that Charleston's wholesale grocers had
held a meeting, or would hold one, he did
not clearly remember, but the meeting was
for the purpose as stated in THE TIMEs, i. e.,
to require a written agreement from the
merchants here to buy from the Charleston
concerns the year through. I enclose and
ask its publication further proof that not
withstanding Mr. Oppenheimer's denial he
did say just what THE 3IANNING TIMEs
charged him with saying.
Editor THE MANNING TDI1Es.
The following letters are enclosed by Mr.
Appelt: Manning, S. C., Oct. 7, 1899.
Mr. Louis Appelt, Manning S. C.:
Dear Sir-I have read in the Charleston
Post of the 6th, instant Mr. Oppenheimer's 4
denial of the statement charged to him in
THE MANNING TIMEs. I was passing Nim
mer's store and heard Mr. Oppenheimer say
to Mr. Avant. manager Manning Groceiy
Comnany, that the Charleston wholesale
grocers had held a meeting and resolved
not to sell to the Manning merchants un
less they first signed an agreement to buy
from the Charleston grocers the year round.
Mr. Oppenheimer did say it, and I am
amazed that he should have the cheek to
J. H. RIGBY.
Manning, S. C., Oct. 7, 1899.
.Tr. Louis Appelt, Manning, S. C:
Dear Sir-I have read Mr. Oppenheimer's
denial of your article, publish in THE NLAx
NING TIMES of Oct. 4, and would say that
Mr. Oppenheimer did say the Charleston
merchants had passed resolutions not to
sell the Manning merchants unless they
signed an agreement to buy from them all
the year through.
He was in conversation with me, but
was talking so loud that several persons
heard what he bad to say. The conversa
tion took place in front of Nimmer's store.
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PEOP LE LIKE FAIRNESS.
The malicious and uncalled for at
tack of THE MANNING TIes on Sheriff
Pierson is really too ludicrous to he
treated seriously. However, the
tirade, will no doubt be zeceived by
Sheriff Pierson, "as information."
The Editor of the Freeman seems
unable to distinguish the difference
between a legitimate criticism of an
officer's conduct, and malice. We
deny most emphatically bearing any
malice towards Sheriff Peat-son, but
we regarded his reply to Sheriff Brad- t
ham, under the circumstances as de
serving of rebuke, Our criticism
may be "too ludicrous to be treated
seriously" by the Freeman, but if the
editor of that paper had reproduced
outr entire criticism, so that his read
ers could see for themselves whether
or not our criticism was "too ludi
crous to be treated seriously" hej
would have shown a disposition to bet
fair, as it is, lhe attempts to defend
Sheriff Pearson's conduct by charging
us with bearing malice, wvhich is not -
true, and by sluringly expressing the
opinion that Sheriff Pearson would
receive our criticism "as informa
tion." We have nothing to do with
how the sheriff of Sumter county re- 1
ceives our criticisms, but we know if<
an officer in this county was to beI
similary criticised, the people who
havE votes to cast, would receive the
criticism "as information" and they
would stow it away to be explained
by the officer criticised. The offeer
would regard the criticism such as
needed a public explanation, and not
one that could lightly or contemnptu
ously thrown aside "as information."
As to our attack on Sheriff Pear
son being "uncalled for" is a question
we will not attempt to argue with the
Freeman prefering to leave it to the1
readers of both papers to judge, and
as the Freeman commented on our
article without doing us the fairness
to let its readers see what it was dis
cussing, its readers are not in a posi-1
tion to judge but our readers are, and
several of them have given us satis
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L. T. lie writes: "Four bottles of Electric
Bitters has cured \Mrs. Brewer of scrofula,
which had caused her great suffering for I
years. Terrible sores would break out on
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When President Lincoln wrote that
"no man is good enough to govern
,another without his consent," he did
not anticipate that only 35 years latert
the Republican party would try to
prove that he didn't know what he
was talking about.
Governor Roosevelt's attempt to
appropriate for himself some ot thet
honor intended for Admiral Dewey
should cause him to return to Albany
with a very poor opinion of himself,
if such a thing be possible without a
After Ex-President Harrison got
through talking, it did not take the
Venezuelan Commission long to un
anim )usly decide against his con ten- e
tion; and in favor of much of what j]
England had claimued. This was not
the proper way to treat a lawyer who
is capable of contracting a $250,000|t
It is again rumored that Gen. Otis
vill be home before the round-robins
The tin trust having bought up
nearly all the mills in the country and
>eing protected from the competi
ion of the Welsh tin makers, has
;reatly increased the price of tin.
t'his has compelled a decrease of the
yanning output, the tin comprising a
arge part of the cost of canned goods,
tmd the farmers and truck raisers find
heir market restricted and prices for
heir products depressed, though the
onsumer will be charged more for
uis canned goods. Let Congress re
nove the tax on tin plate and see
whether the trust will not reduce its
>rices as soon as competition is re
During the winter of 1897 Mr. James
Need, one of the leading citizens and mer
:hants of Clay, Clay Co., W. Va , struck
1ts leg against a cake of ice in such a man
ier as to bruise it severely. It became very
ouch swollen and pained him so badly
hat he could not walk without the ai2 .f
rutches. He was treated by physi :ans,
Elso used several kinds of liniment and
wo grid a half gallons of whiskey in bath.
ng it. but nothing gave any relief until he
egan using Chainberlain's Pain Balm.
['is brought almost a complete cure in a
veek's time and he believes that had he
ot used this remedy his leg would have
,ad to be amputated. Pain Balms is un
:q'ualed for sprains, bruises and rheuma
ism. For sale at the 1t. B. Loryea drug
1 Strong Plea for Law and order-A
Editor Tna TIMEs:
A correspendent in your issue of
Sept. 13th, made some pertinent re
marks as to reducing taxation;
malling special attention to one source
f revenue viz. The seed cotton li
.ense law which appeared to be
grossly and wilfully violated. After
'efering to several ways by which
;he law was currently reported to be
;aded and violated, he concluded
hus-"There appears to be some-I
hing wrong somehow, somewhere."
Again in your local columnns of the
tth, inst. I read as follows. "Super
isor Owens is about to haul in his
3rag net, and when he does, there
vill be several big fish in it to answer
n toe court for buying seed cotton
ithout a license,"which declaration
:orroborates in part, at least, the sur
nises and suspicions of your corres
Any law, in order to be respected
nd to accomplish that for which it
vas enacted, must be enforced. Now
vben a law is once violated no one,
not even court house officials, or
;rand-jurymen have any right to ex
:use, mitigate, or pardon the offence
rxcept through the proper legal chan
iels. In consequence of the violation
he forfeit or penalty must be paid, or
he courts must decide as to whether
he violator should or should not be
xcused. All corporations lay great
tress upon the collection of fines and
>enalties for the non compliiance with
ertain laws, inasmuch as they are
requently more valuable than direct
axation: but in county affairs the
>pposite seems to be the rule. For
nstance, when a seed cotton license
s issued out of season the violator is1
hereby, excused from paying the
>enalty. Apparently he is paid a
>remium for violating the law, in as
auch as he not only did not pay the
>enalty, but had use of the county's
noney for the whole season; further
nore, if the license was not issued
mtil December, he was granted the
tdditional privilege of buying seed
otton for the next ensuigg season, as
he license is claimed to be good for
me year from date. To sum up-no
>enalty is paid'for violating the law
e use of the county's money is al
owed without interest and the illegal
icense in the hands of the violator
rants him the further privilege of
>uying the next season without pay
ng the required fee. How different
vith the one who respected the law;
od got his license at the opening of
he season. He paid $25 and got no
ebate, the next season $25 mnore,
>aying $30 for what the violator of
he law paid $25 only.
"Something wrong," Mr. Editor,
'somehow, somewhere." Had our
iand-juries kept themselves posted.5
>y examining the license book these
raudulent proceedings would long
ince have been detected, and many
lollars saved to the county.
If men are not honorable enough
o do right because it is right, then
he right should be forced upon them.
Law must be respected or chaos
vill soon reign supreme.
But says some one "no steps can
>e taken until somebody prefers
barges and produces sufficent evi
lence to convict. Indeed! How about
>ficials of other corporations, rail
-oads, for instance. Do conductors
it quietly, and wait for passengers
o come to them to present their tick
ts or pay their fare? If one is sus
ected of not having paid the requir
d fare, does the conductor wait for
omue one to report him, bring 1
harges, and produce evidence suffi
ent to prove it, before he attempts
o obtain the fare or enforce the law?
o, such a conductor would be fired
t the next station. Methinks I hear
ome officer say, "my office depends
n pleasing the voters, and as a con
iderable number of my cnttet
re law violators, and "big fish," I
ant press these matters or I wvill be
eft out at the next election; while
he conductor's office depends on
>leasing only a few "Bosses." Ahi!
es, thbere's the rub. I confess there 1
s some difference in the mode of ob
aining the offices; but there is no
lifference when it comes to the dis
harge of honest duty and sacred
A public office being a public trust,
be holders thereof should dilligently
pply themselves to carry out the
arious demands honestly without
ear or favor. Now I insist that if -
hose in authority were anxious to
ave the law vindicated and not
vaded, sufficient evidence could be
btained, without waiting for others
o perfer charges. Confession under1
ertain circumstances is sufficient I
vidence on wvhich to base conviction.v
he law says that before any one can
uy seed cotton he must pay $25 for
license. The season for buying
eed cotton with a license is he
ween August 15 and December 1
K of ach year. No lienea is rn.
quired after Dec. 15, and until the
15th, of the following August. Now
if a license is bought in November or
December after the cotton is all pick
ed out and after it is rumo; el that
the grand jury is on the war path or
the Supervisor is out with his "drag
net" is it not self-evident that the
law has been violated. Too late now
for license, nothing but the penalty
can relieve the situation. To grant a
license or fail to present such cases
under such circumstances wauld be
conniving at violation of law.
Is it not amazing that men, in this
enlightened age, in their wild and
furious rush for gain will sometimes
forget to be honorable and honest.
Big fish hauled in the Supervisor's
drag net for fraudulently buying seed
cotton, just to savc the paltry sum
of $25. Sure $25 standing alone is
not much, not enough to make little
fish, to say nothing of big ones, give
up their integrity; but when the
county is in debt which no one will
deny, several $25 licenses would re
lieve the pressure materially.
It has been suggested that some of
the gins through the county buy seed
cotton without a license, evading the
law by pretending to buy lint only.
The cotton is ginned in the ginners
head-1-3 lint, and paid for accord
ingly; but the bagging of seed cotton
is tumbled in the stall jest the same.
By so doing the county is defrauded
out of $25, the poor tax-payer groans,
submits to additional taxation and
pays the $25 for the ginner, which
wide-awake officers could and should
Why not collect hack license fees
and penalties as well as back taxes.
If so our treasury would soon have
I trust the Supervisor will throw
his drag net back to the beginning of
the law, and haul in the big and little
sharks who have been defrauding the
taxpayers out of the benefit of its rev
enues. Their excuses, no doubt
would be "no one called on me for
the fees which I was ready and wil
ling to pay." No doubt, Mr. Editor,
something is wrong, and if as much
wrong can be seen in the little seed
otton license business, how about
other larger and more complicated
sources of revenue. If there is so
much wrong, there must be a remedy
somehow, somewhere for the wrong.
Whose duty is it to see that the
wrong is made right? If it is the
duty of our officers who draw their
salaries from revenues obtained from
license fees, taxation etc, and who
have solemnly sworn to discharge
their duties honestly, without fear or
favor, then unless they see that the
wrong is correccted,and the wrongdoer
punished, they become connivera at
wrong doing au.l are particeps crim
uis in the injury done to each tax
payer in particular and the county
in general. If our grand jurors stand
ing at the very threshold of the tem
p1e of justice, fail to thoroughly in
restigate all cases where plausible
suspicion has been aroused, they too
aecome recreant to their trusts and
riolators of solemn obligations.
[hreats will not suffice-positive, en
rgetic action must be taken. These
rong, which are being so flagrantly
aerpetrated can and1 must be correct
3d or inevitable ruin stares the al
ready burdened taxpayer in the face.
Ihis age of reckless rivalry and un
>ushing rascality needs no miserable
;ycophant at the head of its affairs.
What is wanted are men with moral
>ack-bone and undaunted courage
nen who knowing what is right dare
aintain tbat right be the conse
uence what they may. if big fish are
2onest, little fish will be afraid to be
therwise. But when high officials
re afraid to cast the first stone at
'iolators of law, who can blame pri
rate citizens from shrinking from the
ipleasant duty of trying to right
;hose heinous wrongs which are
rushing out the very existence not
>nly of Clarendon county but also of
>ur land and country. Continue, Mr.
Editor, to fight for the right, the
ounty's right, the taxpayers' right
md the right of all. Tio fail in the
>attle for right is better than to win
n the scuffle for wrong. Fiat Justi
:i ruat ciolum.
FOR THE BIGHT.
A Womoan's Lette.
Coolidge, Ky., Ang. 20, 1898.
New Spencer Medicine Co.: Since writ
ng you in July, I have continued to use
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Before using the remedy I suffred from
.vomb troubles an d a weak stomach, but the
bree bottles of Benedicta has completely
mred me. It is a great medicine for deli
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Sold by Rt. B. Loryea.
Truth is mighty-at least it's migh
The "'plow boy preacher,"~ Rev J Kirk
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sure. It is all triat is chtimied for it and
nore." It cures coughs, colds, grippe and
il throat atnd lungt troubles. D 0 Rhame,
rjowerton; Dr WV M Brockinton, Man
Always avoid the use of big words;
hey are inconvenient to swallow
Coolidge, Ky., Aug. 1, 1898.
I have been suffering with female trou
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It nmust have been the original lit
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It's poor consolation to a ran to
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Chalmberlain's cough remedy has saved
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It is also without an equal for cols and
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JAcKsoN, Miss., Sept. 30.-Two new
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A Shooting at Tallapeosa.
TALLAPOOSA, Ga., Oct. 2.-Dock Wom.
mack, a farmer of this vicinity, was
shot and instantly killed here by John
Liner, a rather tough character. Harsh
words had passed between the men.
The murderer escaped. A reward of
$100 has been offered for his arrest.
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Caarter IOr a New Line.
OoLumIA, S. 0., Oct. 6.-The secre
tary of state has issued a commission to
the Ohattanooga, Augusta and Charles
ton Air Line Railway company, which
is to construct the Seaboard Air Line's
toad from Elberton, Ga., to Charleston,
Bears the The Kind You Have Always Bought
Liberty-The right to compel an
outsider to vote with the gang.
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We are going to n
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from us everything they
Dry Goods, Not
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you may ask for and
most varied assortment
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Third-You will rc
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75 dozen guaranteed
at 5c; all shapes :
50 dozen guaranteed
at Ic; Links ax
10 1-2 and 11.
The above will gix
prices we are going to o0
Northwest Cor. Mair
Mail orders filled pron.ptly.
Negroes in Chicago tried to lynch .
James Washington, a detective, be.
cause he ran down and surrendered to
the Tennessee officials Edward Cole, an
A rapid transit train on the Coney
Island road ran into a trolley car at
Gravesend and Foster avenues, Brook
lyn, killing two persons and injuring a
number of others.
Arrangements have been made by the
citizens of Knoxville to give a public re
ception to Lieutenant Valentine Nelson
of Admiral Dewey's flagship Olympia
during the week beginning Oct. 9.
General Jandeenes is on trial at Ma.
drid for surrendering Manila.
Gambling parlors in Savannah have
been closed by executive order. 4
A Democratic primary at Nashvi 1
resulted in the nomination of Hon. John
M. Head for mayor.
Birmingham. Ala., carpenters, who
struck ten days ago, are again at work,
having gained a partial victory.
A passenger train was struck by a fast
freight at Montezuma, Ind., the sleeper
was unset ar i seven people hurt.
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A South Carolina firm estimates the
cotton crop at 8,500,000 bales.
Fourteen American prisoners, all en
listed soldiers, havebeen delivered up by
Colonel W. H. Dabney, one of the
oldest and most widely known lawyers
In North Georgia, is dead at Calhoun.
George McCoy and Sam Walker, con
victs in shaft No. 1, at Pratt mines,
Ala., were killed instantly by falling
The piers of the Southern Railway
company at Norfolk have been destroyed
by fire, entailing a loss of nearly $1,.
Owing to the failure of the crops in
the province of Santa Clara. Cuba,
many families in the country districts
around Trinidad, it is said, are starving.
The steamer Clyde, belonging to the
Tennessee liver Packet company, run
ning between St. Louis and Memphis,
sank 25 miles below Cairo. The boat
was valued at $30,000.
Accused of Counterfeiting.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 2.-George
E. Johnson, a printer by occupation,
has been arrested by United States
Deputy Marshal Vaughan. It is charged
that he has been counterfeiting, and in
his house were found ten moulds for
the manufacture of nickels, besides a
lot of spurious coins.
Scrip Law Unconstitutional.
MORGANTOWN, W. Va., "ct. 5.-Judge
arvey has declared unconstitutional e
he law which prohibits payment of
,mployes in goods or in scrip redeemable
, goods at company stores. He held
that labdre-s had an inalienable right to
ontract to receive pay in goods or
oney as they please.
City of Memphis Sinks.
Muxris, Oct. 7.-The St. Louis and
&emphis Packet company's steamer
ity of Memphis sank yesterday at Gold
Dust, Tenn. No lives were lost d
there will be little diffoulty in raising
her. A valuable cargo is drmaged littla.
All persons are hereby forbidden to hunt
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days at least two-thirds of all symptoms remov
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"Good morning, Miss Summerton. How do you
Mrs. Packsville-"Have you been down to C. W.
Kendall. the Racket man's Millinery opening, also?"
"Yes, my dear; what perfectly grand Hats they
have. I tell you Manning has never had such love
ly Hats before."
"Did you get one?"
"Why, I put on that lovely Black Hat with blue
chiffon and velvet bow, and I tell you I just couldn't
keep from buying it, it was so cheap."
"Well, I don't blame you, my dear, I saw very
near all the ladies buying their hats. Mrs. Alcolu
got that lovely Castor Hat, Miss St. Paul selec
ted that Gray Mirrored Velvet Hat, Miss Foreston
said that little Brown Toque was less, and so many
others were there to get their hats, too. Miss New
Zion. Mrs. Wilson's, Misses Jordan and Davis Sta
tion. Well, I can't tell you how many were there,
but I tell you Mrs. Advance, Mr. Kendall certainly
keeps up the reputation of having lovely Hats and
beautiful Dress Goods and Trimmings. I never
have any trouble to select my dress and hat and
I feel satisfied they are up-to-date. I tell you Ken
dall's is my place for shopping. You just ought to
go and see his line of Shoes; you know he has the
biggest line in town anyway. I tell you I had to
get a pair of those 'Julia Marlowe' Shoes, they are
so good and comfortable. You know they have
elastic in the instep, and you see they can't bind or
hurt the foot. Mrs. Panola says she won't wear
anything else, and Mrs. Silver says that's what she's
been wanting a long time. I want you to know I
love to trade at the Racket Store. They are always
rushed, but they treat you so nice, Mrs. Summer
ton. Did Mr. Summerton look at the Clothing? I
declare he can save $3 or $4 on one suit there. He
has some very nice Boys' Clothing, too."
"Bye, bye. Don't forget the Bazaar meeting
this evening. Bring Mrs. Workman with you."
Yours for business,
C. W. KENDALL.I
~ Yellow Front Racket Store.
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