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Goods Are Cheap.
I Will Sell and Do Not Propose to Carry Over
Any Fall Goods.
With such a condition of affairs, the business 1uan is
put to his trumps to study out the most effcctual way of
meeting the people and sharing their burdens, to remedy
the bad effects caused by any turn in afnuirs which op
erate adversely to the people. It is unnecessary to in
troduce myself to the readers of The Times, they know
me, and thev- know full well that my many years of ex
perience, both as a farmer and a merchant, give me a de
cided advant-age over many others. I have used my ex
perience that it may count for the best interests of my
business. In doing this I had to study the needs and
and wants of my patrons, studying their condition as
well as their welfare, because upon their welfare de
pends my success. Every business man, to keep up
with the progressive spirit now pervading this country
must study the markets just as a lawyer or doctor must
study his books. This must be done or he cannot buy
his goods to meet competition.
I have made deals by which I can sell goods at prices
that cannot be duplicated anywhere, and I am going to
do it. A visit to my store will convince any buyer that
my immense stock has been selected with the greatest
care, and contains everything that can be used in the
family, or on the plantation.
There is no store in this section of the State that has
a more varied assortment of Foreign and Domestic
Dress Goods, Notions, Fancy
Goods, Trimmings, Clothing,
Hats, Gents, FurnishingGoods,
Shoes, Hardware and Cutlery.
Sadlery, Harness. Crockery, Glassware, Wood and
Dress Making Department Up-Stairs,
My Grocery Department is thorough and complete; I buy direct by
the car load from the best mills and packers. Sagars, Coffees, Teas,
and everything in the Grocery line in such quantities purchased to give
my patrons the advantage of wholesale figures and can save my pa
trons money. I am paying all the market will permit for cott,>n and
in a position this year to make it advantageous for the people to bring
their cotton to Manning. I solicit a continuence of past favors.
FIRST SPECIAL SALE
For the Season of 1899
75 dozen guaauted 4-ply Linen Collars, tcsHereii U oos3
all styles and sizes, at 5c. ice,2 -c
40 dozen guaranteed 4-ply Linen Cuis, icsWo li rs od t2c
both lints and plain, all sizes, at 11c. iesWolPidD ssGost2c
5 dozen Newport Garters, assorted cal- picsD goaeta alat3i-.
ors, at Pc.3peesP isxtavlat9.
50 doz Sox, assorted colors, 4c per pair. 1picBleJiinie,2i-c
S0 doz Sox, assorted colors, 4c per p air. Nay le rgs49,Scnd 21-.
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25 dcz Sox, Black and 'ran, at 9c per pr. 07 n 9
Wool Sox at 22ke.
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10 doz Black Alpine Hats, bounde edgesat12 -2
and wide band, at 49c. pee acsa ~c
20 doz Brown Alpine Hats, bound edges4pecsChmrat2c
and wide band, at 49c. 1peefnylrlatn t3c
and wide bad, atnches, 26 1-2212c
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THE SPEED OF A SHIP
METHODS BY WHICH ITS KNOTS PER
HOUR ARE MEASURED.
An Interesting Description of the
Mechanism and Ume of the Log, With
a Truthful Red Sea Shark Story At
"How do you ascertain the speed of
a vessel?" is a question frequently ad
dressed to naval men, and an explana
tion will therefore probably be of inter
est to many readers. There are several
methods, the commonest and most an
cient being by the use of the "log."
This instrument consists of three parts
-the logship, the line and the marks.
The logship is a piece of wood about
half an inch thick and shaped like a
quadrant, with a piece of lead let in
round the circular edge to make it float
perpendicularly in the water. It is slung
by lines at each angle, the three lines
being joined together about two feet
from the logship. Two of the lines are
securely fixed to the ship and the other
has a bone peg at the end, which, being
pushed into a hole in the ship, tempo
rarily fastens it there.
From the point of juncture of the three
lines a sufficient length is measured,
generally about 100 feet, to take the
logship well clear of the ship's wash.
This is called the "stray line" and is
marked with a piece of bunting. From
the bunting is measured 47 feet 3
inches, and the line marked here with
a piece of leather. Then another 47 feet
3 inches is measured off and marked
with two knots, then another space
the same length, and marked with
three knots, and so on as far as seven
knots. Halfway between each batch of
knots one single kuot is made. The log
line is then ready for use.
The space between the knots is found
from the simple little rule of three sum:
As 3,600 seconds (number of seconds in
an hour), 2S seconds (length of sand
glass), 6,080 feet (number of feet in a
nautical mile); length of line required
-which works out to 47 feet 3 inches.
To use the log four persons are re
quired-two men to hold the reel on
which the line is wound; tho quarter
master, to hold the glass, and the mid
shipman of the watch, to heave the log.
The last named puts the peg firmly in
the logship and then gathers three or
four coils of line in his hand, sufficient
to admit of the logship being thrown
well clear of the ship. He asks, "Clear
"Clear glass, sir!" comes the reply,
and overboard go the logship and line,
the reel rapidly revolving. Presently
the middy feels the piece of bunting
passing through his hand, and he gives
the order, "Turn." The quartermaster
turns the glass and watches the sand
while one "reeler" holds the reel well
over his bead, so as to give the line fair
play. When the sand has run out,
"Stop!" cries the quartermaster.
The midshipman grasps the line, as
sisted by the other reeler, and looks for
the nearest knot, finding a single one
close to his hand. Then the line is haul
ed in, and four knots appear, which
eignify that the ship is going four and
a half knots through the water. The
jerk of the line draws the peg from the
logship, which now floats on its flat
side and is easily hauled in. When a
ship is going over four knots, a 14 sec
ond glass is used, the speed being double
that shown by the knots on the line.
Another method in use is the patent
log. This is altogether mechanical and
consists of a long cylinder with clock
work inside it and four fins on the out
side. It is towed astern of the ship by a
line made fast to a swivel in the head
of it. As it is dragged through the wa
ter the four fins make it revolve, actu
ating the clockwork inside, which regis
ters on a series of dials the number of
knots run. This log has to be hauled in
every time one wants to read it, but
there is another kind where the fan is
towed astern and the dial is a fixture
in the ship. This is called a "cherub."
These logs are not always accurate,
and are constantly verified when near
land by cross bearings-that is, the
bearings of two well known points are
taken, and the position so obtained is
marked on the chart, the time of obser
vation being noted and the reading on
the patent log. After an interval has
elapsed the position of the ship is again
taken by cross bearings, when the
straight line joining the two places on
the chart will show the direction of the
course steered and its length the distance
run. A comparison with the readings
by patent log will give the error of the
To finish here is a patent log yarn,
as told by an old messmate. I give it in
his own' words: "When in the Crocodile
in the Red sea, just after taking the
reading one night at 8 o'clock, the
quartermaster reported, 'Shark taken
the patent log, sir!' I got another one
over at once. At 9 :30 next morning we
stopped for half an hour. To amuse the
ladies I tried for and caught a shark
On opening him we found our patent
log, and," he added gravely, "strange
to say, it registered the same as the one
in use. The line had jammed between
his teeth, the fan working all the time
,he followed the ship. He had swum
just 122 7-10 miles."-Navy and Army
A Good Spurgeon Story.
Here is a story about Spurgeon. He
once passed a stonemason who, after
each stroke of his hammer, cursed and
swore. Mr. Spurgeon laid his hand on
his shoulder and, looking kindly at him,
said: "You are an adept at sweg~ing.
Can you also pray?"
With another oath he replied, "Not
Holding up 5 shillings, Mr. Spurgeon
said if he would promise never to pray
he would give him that.
"That is easily earned," said the
man, with a fresh oath, and put it in
his pocket. When Spurgeon left, the
man began to feel a little queer. When
e went home, his wife asked him what
ailed him, and he told her. "It is Ju
das' money !" said the man, and on a
sudden impulse he threw it into the
fire. The wife found it and took it out
and discovered who had given it to him.
The man took it back to Spurgeon, who
conversed long with him, warning him,
and at length was the means of saving
him. He became an attached member
of his flock.
Couldn't Quit Gambling.
Driving a cab in the streets of Lon
don is a young man who has literally
thrown away ?80, 000. The son of a
wealthy family in Yorkshire, he went
into the army, but soon became distin
guished by his gambling propensities.
He ruined himself and had to leave his
A short time ago while living in a
garret news was brought to him that
he had been left ?80,000. There was a
condition attached to the legacy--that
the money was to immediately pass to
another person, named in the will, if
the legatee was ever found gambling.
A detective was set to watch the ex
captain and saw him enter a well
known club one evening, where he lost
the sum of ?300, which he had raised on
his expectations. He forfeited his ?80,
000 before he had ever laid hands on it.
TOWN WIPED OUT BY FIRE.
Only Two Business Houses Standing
at Thomasviiir, .41
MOBILE, Nov. 3.-A special to The
Register from Thomasville, Ala., says:
At 1 o'clock this morning our town is
in ashes. A fire started last night at 11
o'clock in the cffice of N. B. Boyle's
large store, and every iLusiness house in
town except H. Morningstar & Co. and
J. P. Turner & Son is burned. The suf
ferers are as follows:
J. H. Kinbrough, general merchan
dise; Thomasville Drug company; N.
B. Boyles, general merchandise; David
son & Dunning, general merchandise;
J. W. Trann. groceries; Roberts' bar
ber shop; Drummers' hotel; Thomas
ville bank and Postal telegraph office;
0. F. Hill, general merchandise; E G.
Day, general merchandise; Thomasville
Argus newspaper office; A. Gunn, gen
eral merchandise; J. V. Adams, general
merchandise; several unoccupied busi
Very few goods were saved from any
of the buildings, as the fire, under the
impetus of a high northwest wind,
spread with fearful rapidity.
Eighty bales of cotton on the public
warehouse platform, which had been
receipted for by the Southern railroad,
and 500 bales in the warehouse, belong
ing to the farmers in the surrounding
country, were burned.
The insurance, except on the 80 bales
of cotton on the platiorm, was practi
At this hour, 1 a. in., the fire has
The postoffice and residence of Post
master Tabb were also destroyed, but
most of the contents of the postoffice
COTTON MEN IN SESSION.
Resolutions Adnpted Favoring an
Open Door Iii China.
CHARLOTTE, N. C., Nov. 3.-At a
meeting of the Southern Cotton Spin
ners' association in this city, between
80 and 60 miils being represented, the
following resolutions were adopted:
"Resolved, That we urge upon the
president of the United States and our
senators and representatives in congress,
the following measures:
"1. The preservation of the integrity
of the Chinese empire, of all our treaty
rights with that empire and the main
tenance of an open door policy in China
with the commerce of all nations.
"2. Vigornus prosecution of the Phil
ippine war to a conclusion and the res
toration of order in that territory by our
"3. Construction, without delay, of
an isthmian ship canal.
"4. Construction of a cable from the
Pacific coast to Hawaii, Japan, China
and the Philippines and other Oriental
Prices were raised for the entire list
Every cotton manufacturing state was
represented at the meeting and several
commission men were present.
HE CLAIMS SELF DEFENSE.
Dillard Herndon Ad:nits the Killing
of John Loving-good.
WAsmxoToN, Ga., Nov. 3.-Dillard
Herndon, who has been charged with
the killing of John J. Lovinggood, the
young merchant at .Pistol, ten days ago,
confesses that he did the killing, and
"Mr. Lovinggood accusad me of forg
ing an order for some goods and we had
some hard words about the matter. He
called me a liar and seized a cheeseknife.
As he raised it end was in the aCt of
cutting me I grabbed my gun, which
was near, and shot him. It was in self
defense. Lovinggood was drunk at the
time and I can prove it."
The trial conies up next week at the
November term of Wilkes superior court.
As yet Herndon has employed no coun
sel. His family connections are well
to-do people in this and Elbert counties,
but they seem to have no interest in
N w Trial For a Rioter.
SAVANNAH, Nov. 3.-Judge Seabrook
has granted a new trial to William Jen
kins, one of the Darien rioters. In the
other cases new trials were denied.
These oases grew out of the Delegal
riots at Darien in which Deputy Sheriff
Townsend was killed and another dep
uty wounded, and for the suppression
of which a regiment of troops was called
out. Thirty-two rioters were sentenced
to the penitentiary after trial.
Macn M-rchxan Ms3urdered.
MACoN, Nov. 3.-A. A. Powell, a well
known merchant of this city, was found
dead in his room over his store on Cot
ton avenue this morning with his skull
crushed to a jelly. He had been dead
several hours when found and the mur
derer left no clue. The motive for the
murder is a mystery, as the dead man is
not known to have had any enemies,
and $80 was found in his pocket.
Big Waterway Convention.
MEMPnms, Nov. 3.-Many letters are
coming in at the headquarters of the
waterway convention commission, a
number of which are unqualified ac
ceptances. They are from governors,
mayors, executive bodies, business
men's organizations and associations,
saying that they-had selected, or were
preparing to select, large delegations to
attend the forthcoming meeting.
Cow Wrecks a Log Tra in.
COLUMBIA, S. C., Nov. 3.-A log train
of the Atlantic Coast Line Lumber com
pany, running on the Georgetown and
Western railway, struck a cow yester
day. Six oars were overturned, the
great logs rolling over and grinding
three men to pulp, while three others
were perhaps fatally injured.
Wed on Brief Acquaintance.
GADSDEN, Ala., Nov. 3.-Robert Cun,
ningham, a popular conductor on the
Chattanooga Southern rai'road, met Miss'
Sallie Freeman at a friend's house last
night for the first time and before the
evening was ended they were married.
Lynching Neur Courtland.
DECATUR, Ala., Nov. 3. - Andrew
Sloss, a negro, has been lynched at
Courtland for attempting to criminally
assault Mrs. F. M. Bussey near that
and MULES ju
es aRiloig the I
SH.e, ,H. ct
Hew This Wonderful and Destruce
tive Air Fury Is Formed.
To get an idea of a cyclone's forma
tion imagine a large circular pan or tub
with quite a large hole in the middle
of the bottom. With this bole plugged,
fill the vessel with water; then draw
out the plug and watch. There is first a
rush of water from all directions toward
the hole and a turbulent effort to get
through. Then the water surface above
begins to sink and swirl, the particles
gradually circling around and around
and rushing, ever faster, toward the
center. At last there is actually a hol
low space through the center, around
which all the water in the tub is whirl
ing, sluggishly near the rim, but with
more and more violent rapidity toward
the middle until it rushes downward
through the bottom. Now, if that water
were air, you would be watching a little
cyclone turned upside down, for the air
rushes upward instead of downward.
In the cradle of cyclones during the
summer months, when the land and the
water grow hotter and hotter because
of the longer days than nights, a layer
of air, hot, light and full of vapor, is
for a time held down by denser air
above it. Restless, expanding, tumultu
ous, it moves about like a beast at bay
until a thinner place in the air above is
found. Then up it madly rushes and
into the vacuum left behind the lower
atmosphere hastens from all directions,
pushing and twisting and pouring up
ward until it has fallen into a regular
spinning around a common center.
The cyclone, once formed, rushes
away from the tropics toward the pole,
and begins its career of destruction,
bruising, wrecking and sinking the
luckless ships which happen to be in
its path. More and more of the sur
rounding atmospliere is drawn into the
whirl until the storm often covers an
area nearly 1,000 miles in diameter.
Sometimes it flings itself upon our At
lantic coast and tears fiercely through
forests, fields and cities. Then again it
sweeps away across the broad ocean and
dashes itself upon the coasts of Europe.
Once in awhile it so adroitly avoids
the land that we never know it has
passed until ships come in torn and
BACKBONE OF OUR NATION.
The Brain Power of Our Country
Comes From the Farms.
'It is from the farm and the country
districts that the great brain power of
the country has come, is coming today
and must come in the future," writes
Edward Bok in The Ladies' Home Jour
nal. "Instead of deprecating country
life and saying that'to live in the coun
try means to live out of the world,' in
telligent people know that the free, un
trammeled life of the country unques
tionably gives broader views. The hu
man mind always grows to suit its out
ward surroundings. Originality and a de
velopment for great things have naught
to check its growth where one can look
with earnest eyes from nature up to na
ture's God. To speak of 'the ignorance
of the rural regions' is to stamp oneself
as an ignoramus, not the country peo
ple. There is a soundness of core and
an intelligence in the back country of
this nation of ours that people who live
in cities and think themselves wise
never suspect. We can talk all we like
of 'social revolutions' and kindred evils
that are supposed to threaten this na
tion. When they do threaten our insti
tutions, the danger signal will not come
from the back country. Such thoughts
are born and fed amid the foul atmos
phere of the cities. In the clear coun
try air of the farm nothing threatens
this country, and when anything in the
shape of a socialistic, anarchistic revo
lution does menace this land the true
voice which will stamp it out will come
from the country. The backbone of this
land rests in the country and on the
Pianists Practice Too Much.
"While studying with Rubinstein,
Josef Hofmiann practiced three hours a
day," writes Mary B. Mullett of the
famous pianist in The Ladies' Home
Journal. "He believes that most stu
dents make the mistake of overpractic
ing. When he came to this country the
first time, he was practicing an hour a
day. For two years after his return to
Germany be practiced two hours a day.
During the next two years he averaged
four hours daily, and after that, until
e went to Rubinstein, six hours daily.
This he regards as excessive.
"'One's mind grows stupid and con
fused,' Hofmann says, 'and one's fingers
follow the confusion of the brain. An
other mistake of young pianists is that
they use too much force in practicing.
One should play just hard enough to
keep the fingers and wrists from getting
stiff. One is not aiming for artistic re
sults as one is in concert playing. It is
the fingers which need constant prac
The cause of tho general disuse of
hair powder was the high price of flour.
It was thought little less than criminal
that dlour, which was almost beyond
the reach of seine of the very poor,
should be used by the rich as a mere
fashionable luxury of dress. Voluntary
associations were formed, the members
whereof bound themselves not to use
hair powder. In a similar way the
abolitionists bound themselves not to
use any sugar whose production involved
the employment of negro slaves.--Notes
China's Great Garden.
There is an immense garden in China
that embraces an area of 50,000 square
miles. It is all meadow land and is
filled with lakes, ponds and canals.
Irn the orange fields of New Zealand
the crop has been known to net as high
as $1,000 an acre.
Russia has about 1,000,000 titled per
sonages out of a population of 100,000,
st in, but notall
Some nice driv
Hard on the Gentler Sex.
There is much of the slave and the
tyrant hidden in the nature of woman.
Thus woman is not yet capable of
friendship, but only of love.
In the love of woman is injustice and
blindness to all that she does not love.
There are two things a true man
likes-danger and play. He likes wom
an because she is the most dangerous of
A man should be reared for the voca
tion of a warrior; a woman for the rec
reation of the warrior. All else is rub
A woman's principle of honor is to
love more than she is loved, so as not
to be second.
In any game where love or hate is
not at stake women play a mediocre
All women behind their personal
vanity cherish an impersonal contempt
As a rule, a mother loves herself in
her son more than the son himself.
The chief danger that besets artists
of genius lies in woman. The worship
ing woman is their ruin. Hardly one
has character enough to resist his ruin
when he finds himself treated like a
god. Man is a coward in face of the
ewig weibliche, and no one knows it
better than the small woman.
Women indulge in literature as they
commit a.little sin, glancing round to
see if any one is looking-i. e., to at
tract attention.--Henry Nietzsche in
The Minnow Trap.
The minnow trap used for cating
minnows for bait is of glass, shaped like
a jar or a bottle without a neck and of
a capacity of six or eight quarts. The
bottom of the trap rises in a cone, like
the bottom of a champagne bottle, but
instead of being solid the top of the
cone is cut off, making an opening in
the trap. The top of the trap has over
it a metal cap on a hinge. The cap is
perforated with a number of holes to
permit of the circulation of water
through the trap.
The minnow trap is slung horizon
tally in a wire holder, which has a han
dle on top, to which a rope is made fast.
Suitable bait to attract minnows is
placed in the trap, which is then low
ered into the water. The cone with the
opening at the inner end in the bottom
is in effect like the opening into an eel
or fish trap. It is easy for the minnows
to get through it into the trap in search
of the bait, but hard for them to get
out. When the trap has been raised,
the captured minnows are got out by
opening the cap at the other end of the
trap.-New York Sun.
A report by George Hoare, one of the
officials of the British Central Africa
protectorate, summarized in the local
gazette, contains some curious details
of the crocodiles of Lake Chiuta. They
would seem to be strict vegetarians, for
not only have they never been known
to attack the men fishing in the lake,
but their tracks were shown by the
natives to the writer at a distance of
several miles from its shores, whence
they are said to travel overland in
search of roots. This is contrary to the
habits of all known species of croco
diles, which are, in the first place,
purely carnivorous, and, in the second,
so helpless on land from their inability
to turn, except in a large circle, that
they never leave the immediate vicinity
of their watery or muddy home. Efforts
will accordingly be made to obtain a
specimen of this abnormal type of the
formidable amphibian.-London Tablet.
One day while at Versailles during
the French war Lord Odo Russell went
to call on Bismarck, but found him
closeted with Count Harry Arnimn, who
was known as the "Ape, " from his fan
tastical ways. Before long Arnim came
out, fanning himself with his handker
chief and looking as if about to choke.
"Well," he gasped, "I cannot under
stand how Bismarck can bear that
smoking the strongest Havanas in a
stuffy little room. I had to beg him to
open the window."
When Russell entered the room, he
found the chancellor fanning himself
beside an open casement. "What strange
tastes some people have !" he exclaimed.
"Arnim has just been with me, and he
was so overpoweringly perfumed that I
had to open the window."
Don't Worry About the Editor.
The editor has a charter from the
state to act as doormat for the commu
nity. He will get the paper out some
how and stand up for the town and
whoop it up for you when you run for
office and lie about your big footed son
when he gets a $4 a week job and weep
over your shriveled soul when it is re
leased from its grasping body and smile
at your wife's second marriage. Don't
worry about the editor; he'll get along.
The Lord only knows how-but some
Victims of Gambling.
The list of persons who have killed
themselves because they have been ruin
ed by the Vienna Municipal Lottery is
a long one. The other day a woman
who had spent all her money in buying
tickets and had never won a prize hanged
herself. Nevertheless the citizens of
Vienna look with favor on the lottery,
as it keeps down taxes.
A Spoiled Child.
" What are you crying about now,
deaie?" asked the fond mother. "Is
there something mamma's sweetest
"What is it?"
"I-I don't know ! That's what I'm
crying about !".-Indianapolis Journal.
The Morning Meal.
"Now, children," said the teacher,
"what do you call the meal that you
eat in the morning?"
"Oatmeal," promptly responded a
number of the class.-What to Eat.
FagotsJ to Burn Heretics.
Were aequests for the purpose of buy
ing these at all common? One such was
left (I speak from memory) by the wid
ow of a city freeman, who bequeathed
a tenement, the rent of which was to
be applied for the purchase of fagots
for the aforesaid purpose. For many
years I believe the rent went into the
pockets of the parochial clergy. It is
now applied for the purchase of coals
for the poor, "to warm their bodies in
stead of burning them," as it was wit
tily said.-Notes and Queries.
Caughey-Who on earth is trying to
play the piano, Caroline?
Mrs. Caughey (proudly)-It is Ara
bella. She is learning to read music.
Caughey (testily)-Well, ask her if it
is necessary to read it aloud.-Stray
The temperature for December, tak
ing the average for ten years, in the
Klondike is 40 degrees below zero.
Ostrihes are fond of waltzing, ao
cording to a writer in The Popular
L. B. DuRANT,
Hardware, - Cutlery - and - Crockery,
SUMTER, S. C.
In order to accommodate my growing business, I have
moved my quarters into the spacious store lately occupied by
the Ducker-Bultman Company ,and I am prepared to fill all
orders. Call or write for what you want. My stock is com
plete. in fact larger than ever before, having added to my im
mense stock of
Hardware, Stoves, Housefurnishing Goods,
Harness, Saddles, Leather, etc.,
A Large Line of Crockery.
I also handle in large quanties Paints, Oils and Window
My store is headquarters for Guns, Pistols, Powder,
Shot. Shell and all kinds of Sporting Goods.
Engine and Mill Supplies.
All of our Stoves warranted.
L_. E. DU ANT,
SUMTER, S. C.
Watches and Jewelry.
I war~t my fritnds and the prblic generally to know that when in need of a
Wedding, Birthday or Christmas Present,
rhat in the future, as well as the past, I anm prepared to snpply them. My line of
Watches Clocks Sterling Silyer Diamonds Jewelry Cut Glass
Fine China Wedgewood Spectacles and Eye Glasses
s complete, and it will affbra mc pleasure to show them.
Special and prompt attention given to all Repairing in my line
it priccs to snit the timis.
Atlantic Coast Line L. ~ C I A SUMTER.
Watch Inspector. L W . FOLSOM, "S.C.
Take Care of Your Eyes.
We take this method of informing our friends and the public generally
that we have just received a nice assortment of the best Glasses made, and
are prepared to furnish our customers with accurate and scientific aids to
vision. Our prices are on the "Live and Let Live" plan; hence you can,
with a small sum, buy from us a p&ir of good glasses.
We have Spectacles and Eye Glasses of all styles, grades and prices.
W. I. BROCKINTON.
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