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Manning of 1
Mr. J. 11. Lesesne had an admira
ble letter in the Columbia State of
Nov. 11th. which we herewith repro
With towns as well as with busi
ness men it is not always considered
the graceful thing for them to sing
the praises of their own successes
andl accomplishments, but in as much
as several of our sister towns in the
eastern sections of the State have
lately had "write ups," showing their
progress in the handling of tobacco,
your correspondent has corceived
the idea that a modest little state
ment of Manning's tobacco and other
business interests since the opening
of the fall trade and up to the pres
ent time would not be out of place.
Manning has been so very modest
in heralding her successes to the rest
of the State that perhaps we are
scarcely regarded with the impor
tance to which we are entitled. There
are many who will recollect us as a
quiet little village, nestled among
hundreds of green oak trees, with a
little white court house in the centre,
and not enough business done here
to warrant us in making any claims
of importance for ourselves. But
those conditions no longer exist.
While we have not as yet a large
cotton factory, yet the Manning of
ten years ago is not the Manning of
today. We have had no prodigious
or mushroom growth, or anything
which might be described as a
"boom," but for the past ten years
our town has had a constant, steady,
and permanent growth, one that
lasts, and during that time our pop
ulation has about doubled itself, and
our volume of business probably done
more than that well. Only two or
three years ago everybody knew
everybody else in town, but now our
business interests bring strangers
here who come and live amo , us
and we do not know who they are.
We are getting too large for every
body to have personal acquaintance
with everybody else.
Regarding the tobacco interests
that have sprang up in South Caro
lina and now play such an important
part in our commercial relations,
Clarendon -county was one of the
pioneers. Abod~t ten years ago when
tobacco first began to be planted in
Darlington and Florence counties,
there were about four farmers in
what is known as the "Pudding
Swamp" section of Clarendon county
who planted small patches of the weed
also. Their successes the first few
years proved to them that tobacco
was one of the coming crops of the
State, and from the successes of these
few, who had not even a home mar
ket to sell their product in and had
to ship to Danville and Richmond, the
craze began to spread, and in two or
three more years practically all of
the farmers in our eastern section
began the cultivation of tobacco.
The towns of Florence, Darlington
and Timmonsville, being more in the
heart of the tobacco experimenting
section than Mannning was, sniffed
the breezes of progress that lay in
the handling of the crop a year or
two quicker than we did, and for two
or three years they enjoyed the pleas
ure of handling much of the tobacco
that was grown in our county. But
we were not doomed to be behind
always, and three -years ago Mr. E.
L. 'Wilkins, one of our most enter
prising citizens, saw wvhat we were
losing by allowing other towns to
handle Clarendon's tobacco crop, and
was the first to organize a large sales
warehouse. The first year the en
terprise of course was not crowned
with the most glorious success, but
its business has gradually increased
until this past summer it was seen
that we could handle enough of the
weed to support two salesbouses
handsomely, and another one was
organized with Mr. CL-arles M. Mason,
a progressive merchat t of Foreston,
as manager. Now we have the Clar
endon Tobacco Warehc use and Sup
ply company, under the management
cf Mr. E. L. Wilkins, and the Peo
ple's Tobacco Warehouse, under Mr.
C. M. Mason, both hustling business
men and both houses doing good
business. As an example of how the
tobacco crop has increased in this
county, last season the Clarendon
Warehouse and Supply company
handled six hundred thousand pounds
of the weed and paid out for the same
$41,172.74. This season, up to the
present time, Nov. 10th, the same
house has bandled 065,500 lbs. Ow
ing to the fact that the grades do not
average up quite as well as last year
the prices are not quite as good as
last season, but up to now, since the
opening of this season in August, the
same company has paid out $36,585.
11 to the farmers.
Owing to the fact that this is the
first season that the People's 'Ware
house has been in business they, of
course, have not handled as much as
the Clarendon Warehouse company,
but up to now they have sold three
hundred and sixty five thousand
pounds, and paid out for the same
twent y seven thousand dollars. These
figure when put together make the
grand total of one million thirty
thousand five hundred pounds that
has been sold on the two floors, and
for which the sum of sixty three
thousand five hundred and eighty
five dollars has been paid directly
into the hands of the farmers. The
two warehouses estimate that they
will yet handle one hundrei and sev
enty five thousand pounds more the
present season, all of which are very
conservative figures and which will
make us reach about the mark of
one and a quarter million pounds.
But the tobacco industry is yet in its
infancy in Clarendon county, and
next year we expect to see the num
ber of pounds produced just about
doubled and possibly another ware
house here, which will insure more
buyers, sharper competition, and
Regarding the volume of business
done here that is also increasing
every year. Goods are sold cheaper
by retail than they are on King street
in Charleston or Main street in Col
umbia, owing to the fact, of course,
that merchants in a town the size of
this are not subject to such heavy
expenses and high taxes as are those
of larger cities. A new wholesale
grocery concern has been establish
ed this fall, which buys bacon and
other heavy groceries by the carload,
and gets them at the very same
prices that it costs Charleston whole
salers to lay down such products on
East Bay street, so that it is enabled
to supply our local merchants with
heavy groceries at the same prices
that they would cost in Charleston,
and the merchants save the freight
from that point to this one. By a
special pool arrangement our mer
chants get three reports daily from
Liverpool showing the fluctuations of
the cotton exchange there, and tele
grams showing the fluctuations of the
New York cotton exchange every
twenty minutes, thus enabling them
to keep right up with what cotton is
doing and pay the highest possible
prices for the fleecy staple. Up to
the present time we have handled
only 3,500 bales of cotton right in
the town, but this does not include
what has been handled by our mer
chants at nearby stations on the Wil
son and Summerton and the Central
railroads. Uip to a few days ago one
cotton buyer has paid out for cotton
including some little that was bought
at Jordan and Davis Station, two
little points on the WV. and S. rail
road in this county, $126,000, and
our merchants have sold in cash sales
right across the counter since the 1st
of August, not including what was
collected for previous sales or what
was charged for future collections
(from information obtained directly
from their books and very close and
conservative estimates) the sunm of
$90,000 up to this 10th, of November.
We are gradually coming to the
front in a commercial way, and the
improvements are of a lasting charac
ter. There are several fine residences
in course of erection, and among the
very recent improvement is a magni
ficent telephone exchange, making
central connections here from almost
every point in the county, including
St. Paul, Panola, Silver, Packsville,
Davis Station, Alcola, New Zion and
The graded school which opened
the 1st of Otober is doing good work
and in the white school there are
about 225 pupils enrolled, with prob
ably more in the colored schools.
There are many things which go to
make our little towvn a most desira
ble one to live in and I might go on
in numerous detail mentioning our
advantages, such as many flowing
wells of artesian water, splendid
church buildings, good physicians,
and so forth, but perhaps I have
blown our own horn long enough
for this time. We are hospitable folks
here and stand with outstretched
arms ready to welcome all good citi
zens, you will place under lasting
gratitude the citizens of 3Manning by
giving this information.
In addition to the above so ably
written by 3Mr. Lesesne we will say
that we have here a handsomely
equipped bank, strongly officered,
witacapital of $30,000 and which
year and declares an annual dividend
of ten per cent.
Then we have a knitting factory
with a capacity of 200 pairs of hos
iery per day which is the result of
the energy of Mir. WV. Scott Ilarvin.
This factory has made a fine reputa
tion for the quality of its goods, and
before long we expect to see the cap
ital greatly increased, the plant made
larger, and the capacity second to
none in the State.
We have a magnificient school.
The MIoses Levi 3Memorial Institute
under the supervision ot Prof. J. P.
Inabnit, aided by a first class corps
of assistants. The attendance num
bers about 225 scholars. We have
the finest water on earth and a cli.
mate unsurpassed. M1anning has a
good legal Bar, Ilon. Joseph F.
Rhame, Wilson & TDnRant, ('ant W
C. Davis are among our advertisers,
and these gentlemen have a high
standing in the profession.
Then we have a corps of physicians
who are painstaking attentive.
S. A. RIGBY,
One of Manning's oldest merchants,
whose success is a proof of the esteem
in which he is held in this town and
county. Mr. Rigby stands among
the foremost in commercial circles,
and his name to a paper is sought after
by all commercial men. Rigby al
wavs carries a well assorted st-ck of
every thing in the general ni reban
dise line, and this year he has made
a specialty c f a high class of dress
goods to supply a demand constantly
Itgrowing. No one can go into Rig
by's without being impresse i with
the city like arrangement uf stock
and the polite, autt(!t ive 111(1 inteiili
2ent clerks. For wany years Mr.
Rigby has prideA hiimis-lf on having
his store the Santa Ciaus headquai
ter's for Clarendon. and this year he
has anticipated a large holiday trade
and made his purchases accordingly.
At Rigby's there is a present for
everybody. Go there and take your
ehildren along to see the beautiful
christmas display. Mr. Rigby is
personally in charge of this depart
ment and he wants every child in the
town and county, to come to see him.
Children take advantage of this invi
tion, because Mr. Rigby is on good
terms, and has a pull with Santa
Claus and just what strikes your fan
cy, Santa will be likely to put into
THE IL IL LORYEA DRUG SLORE
Among our business institutions
none have settled on a stronger foun
dation than The R. B. Loryea, drug
store, Isaac M. Loryea, Prop. Tuis
business was founded by the late Dr.
J. G. Dinkins, whose name was a
household word in Clarendon, and
whose kindly ministrations in the
sick room still lingers in the niemorv
of an extensive practice. The busi
ness later became known as J. G.
Dinkins & Co., composed of Dr. J. G.
Dinkins and Mr. Frank N. Wilson, the
demands of this growing business re
quired additional help and the late
and lamented R. B. Loryea came
into the concern as a clerk. Mr.
Loryea was so close %nd attentive tu
his business, that when Mr. Wilson
concluded to engage in other pursuits
the senior member of the firm took
Mr. Loryea as his partner; the busi
ness continued to grow, then Mr.
Loryea finished his studies in phar
macy. Death came alonz and snatch
ed away the senior member of the
firm, which left Dr. R. B. Loryea sole
proprietor. His reputation grew as
years went on, and in time he became
one of the most prominent pharma
cists in this State, and occupied a
high place in the profession's asso
ciation. The busines-4 was made by
him so solid both financially and in
tegrity, that. it is a fixture in the esti
mation of the people. After the de
mise of Dr. Lorvea, his devoted
brother, Mr. Isaac M. Lorrea, a gen
tleman of sterling integrity and of
long business experience assu med
charge, and is today keeping up the
business standard so highly fixed by
his lamented brother. Mr. Isaac M.
Loryea is an intelligent business man,
and accordingly lie places behind his
prescription case only the finest and
most accurate comnpounder of medi
cines he can employ without regard
to price, and the public can feel as
sured that prescriptions will receive
most careful attention. Mr. Lory ea
carriers a full line of everything that
is handled in a first class drug store,
including all of the best patent medi
cines. He prides himselt on the pur
ity of his drugs and medicines, be
sides handling a full line of paints,
oils, window glass, fancy and toilet
goods, and a full line of seeds, tobac
cd, cigars and stationery. For the
holidays Loryea has been specially
happy in his selections. Here is
where a beautiful line of china and
bisque ware can be found, vases and
ornaments of every variety. And the
finest candies on the market. Space
forbids a description of the holiday
goods that Loryea has now in stock.
Do not miss the opportnnity of visi
ting his store, and you will find every
thing will turn out as represented.
Miss Blanche Wells will assist the
young men in the selection of their
Who ever enjoyed a christmas
without fruits, nuts, candies, pickles,
chow chow, cranberries, inaccaronJi
and the other delights for a fine din
ner. Trhese things are kept in graLnd
variety at Trhomnas Nimmer's. Be
sides, he has a full line of toys to de
light the little one's and to capture
the change of Santa Claus when on
his rounds to find a place to buy pr-es
ents for his little friends. Nimnmer
has a big horse cannon cracker, down
to the little fizzling kind. Roman
candles, sky rockets, blue lights and
every thing else in the fire works line.
Nimnmer keeps a nice line of grocer-ics,
and vegetables and he has laid in a
special supply for the holidays. Re
member Nimmer wvhen buying.
MANNING HARDwARE co.
In speaking of business houses that
have ventured out on new lines, the
foremost in our town is the Manning
Hardware Company, the exclusive
hardware store. This concern is
managed by Mr. Frank P. Ervin a
gentleman who has had a varied me
canical experience, and is peculiarly
suited for working in iron; in
the store of the Manning Hard
ware Company is found a full line
of stoves, tinware and household
and kitchen supplies, no mechanic
need send off a tool, nor need any
mill man hunt for a piece of machin
ery, because the Manning Hardware
Co., keeps all kinds of tools and all
parts of machinery. The exclusive
hardware business was an experimsent
at first, but under the well diiected
management of Mr. Ervin, it has de
veloped into a magnificent success.
In this establishment will be found
all var-ieties of spor-ting goods, and
hunters can be supplied here as
cheaply as in any market in the State.
J. w. McLioD.
In writing about this establishment
we hardly know what to say; it is
hardly necessar-y for us to intr-oduce
the proprietor to the public, because
we believe he is knowvn to everybody,
and his many acts of kindness has
given him an affectionate place in the
hearts of the people. Mr. McLeod
has been ndra nevrer strain, in
conducting his immense mercantile
and cotton business, and it was al
most too much for endurance, he has
therefore arranged to divide the
labors and responsibilities, and on
the 1st of January his present busi
ness will be in the hands of able as
sistants, who are known business men
with such a money backing, that the
new firm will be as financially strong
as any firm in this section of South
Carolina. Mr. 'McLeod will in the
meantime offer his stock of general
merchandise at such tempting prices
that he will have very little goods to
turn over to the big firm when new
years day conies. We are glad Mr.
McLeod continues in business, be
cause his presenlce is a guarantee of
contfidence thot is needed to support
an in;stitution and his continuance in
business only makes Manning's and
(larendon's cominercial standing t he
greater in the business world.
S. 'R. VENNING.
Manning has now a full fledged
jewelry store that is equipped with
a inatnificient line of goods for the
holidays. T.is s:oie is owned hv
Mr. S. R. Venning who is a practical
jeweler, and who is painstaking with
all work entrusted to him. A visit
to his store will shiow a beautiful line
of watches, clocks, silver ware, jewel
rv and the latest novelties of the sea
son. There is no trouble in being
suited here when in want of -a gift for
a bridal or birthday present, and for
the holidays Venning can dazzle your
eyes with every thing glitteringly
beautiful. All goods purchased at
Venning's can be relied upon as his
guarentee can be conlided in. Give
Venning a look sure.
ROBERT L. BELL.
An important industry in this town
is the machine shops of Mr. R.L.Bell,
at these shops all kinds cf machinery
is repaired, and lone in a first class
workmanhke manner. He also gives
much attention to the building and
repairing of wagons and buggies, and
when the work leaves his shops there
is nothing of the slip-shod-business
about it. Bell has had a long exper
ience in shoeing horses and the work
he does in this important line gives
ROBERT A. WHITE.
and horse-shoeing is a specialty and
for many years he has given the pub
lie satisfactory service. White is a
faithful and reliable workman and
any work sent to him will be attend
ed to with neatness and depatch.
DR. W. M. BROcKIN'oN.
People must have medicines and
drugs and at Dr. %V. 31. Brockinton's
they can be supplied with anything
in these lines. Besides, Brockinton
keeps a nice line of all kinds of fancy
and toilet goods,perfumery, etc., and a
full line of eveglasses and spectacles.
le also keeps an excellent line of
cigars and tobacco. Dr. Brockinton's
drug store is nicely arranged and it
bears the ieputation of having the
most beautiful presciiption case in
the county. Tuis store has laid in a
nice supply of holiday goods and
when yon come to town on a shop
ping tour do not fail to call and re
ceive his polite attention.
wV. G. KING.
Among the many b~usiness houses
in Manning that deserves a kindly
mention is the Establishment of W.
G. King. Mr. K ing is a modest, un
assuming mnerchant who makes friends
as he goes along, and does so without
any necessary palaver, ie sells
goods, with an idea to cause the b~uy
er to return and trade with him
again. King carries a good clean
stock and he has by a close attention
to his business built up a trade that
will follow him always. lHe contem
plates a change to a business of
larger pronortions and his patrons
will find him ready and willing to re
duce his stock at low prices. In mak
ing your christmas purchases remem
her King and look through his stock.
Just what he tells you can be relied
upon and you will be pleased with
any purchases you make from King.
DR. J. FRANK GEIGER.
If you should happen to get on a
jag of C'hristmas proportions and stub
your toe against a root and knock
out some of your teeth, or get a lot
of sweet stuff cornered in y'our teeth
to cause them to ache, remember
Dr. J. Frank -Geiger's dental re.pair
parlor's. This is one of the finest
dentistries in the State, and Doctor
Geiger is a most careful and pains
taking dentist. lie can yank out
those oldl snags and give youl a new
set that will give you a youthful a p
pearence. (Call on him.
C. w. ENDALL.
Here is a mati whlo never does
things by halves, with him it is a race
from start to finish, and when he was
burnt out in October, the people
throughout the county feared that lie
would not re-enter business. His
losses were severe, and to a man of
ordinary make up it wvould have bad
a disheartening o'ffect, but his exten
sive patronage gave hium such en
courageing assurances that he im
mediately set about to go back into
business. Kendall went to New York
arranged his affairs and, not being
able to secure a store lar-ge enough
to accommodate his enterprise, and
rather than to be outdone he took
the little store ILext to the post office
and filled it "chock-a-block," he is
there now and every day new goods
are coming in and from morning un
til night his store is full of customers
taking advantage of the wonderful
bai-gains Kendall is offering. There
is an old saying "you can't keep a
working man down," and this is cer
tainly true of Kendall. His store
contains all the novelties of the sea
son, besides his general stock of dry
goods, clothing, shoes and fancy
goods. A buyer cannot go into this
store and come away empty handed.
Then in connection with this store
hie has two ladies constantly at work
trimming hats for the ladies. It can
be truly said that in the millinery
line Manning has no superior in the
Remember Kendall is now, and
will be until his big store is complet
ed, next door to the post office.
w. E. JENKINSON.
IThe man who has made a reputa
tion throughout the county for keep
ing an up-to-date store with up-to
date methods of cond ucting the same.
Jenkinson's store is a marvel of ex
cellene hoth in the display of his
stock and the system employed
in serving his customers. With
out a doubt a merchant of Jenkin
son's "get-up" is a credit to any com
munity, and is entitled to the encour
agement be so justly merits. It is
such men as he that brings a town
into commercial prominence and add
much to the progressiveness of the
people of the county. Go into this
store and there you will find a grand
display of everything needed in the
home, on the plantation, and in fact,
in all the avocations of life. His
exhibition is a buzaar of beauty and
one can get every thing from a little
doll to the furnishings for a well ap
poiuted home. The little folks will
have tbeir hearts gladdened by a visit
to his store as Santa Claus has been
very liberal in depositing his pretty
ihings there. Then in the millinery
department Miss Coppedge has con
verted that department into a de
lightful place for the ladies, and her
hats are as pretty as ribbons, feathers
and flowers can make them. Jeukiu
son is a hustler, and he proposes to
sell more goods doling the holidays
thao ever before, and from the exer
tions lie is making it is evident that
he is making every wheel turn to that
Young blood, warm with enthusi
asm, adds much to drive away sloth
fullness from any undertaking, and
this is especially true of the merebau
dise business, because in this day ot
close competition for a man to suc
ceed it is necessary to keep
abreast of the markets and buy to
such advantage that he can pose as
a leader. Louis Levi, since he open
ed upon his own account. has built up
a business that he must feel proud of
and in this short time, lie has already
made himself felt as a keen sighted
business man. Bis store is full with
a splendid stock of general merchan
dise, and his corps of clerks are never
lacking in attention to customers.
His selections for the holidays
is convincing proof that he pro.
poses to be in the race to compete
for the holiday trade and when his
cash sales are made up it will be seen
that lie has proven himself a worthy
D. & A. LEVI, EXECUTORs.
With the cloing of the year the ex
ecutors of the estate of the late Moses
Levi propose to give the public the
advantage of an immense stock of
general merchandise at cost. This
is done with a view to a change in
the business plans, and for the pur
pose of reducing the immense stock
on hand. A rare opportunity is giv
en to those comtemplating buying
their fall and winter goods. The
public is fully aware that the Levi's
when they say cost they mean what
they say, and the large stock is at
the disposal of buyers for cash. This
stock is not made up of odds and
ends but consists of good first class
goods such as the trading public
need at this season of the year. Come
and take advantage of this opportu
JOHN W. HERIO'Tr.
Ihave you ever visited Heriott's
Grocery? If not, do not fail to do so,
because his store always contains a
nice line of those delicacies which
are seldom kept outside of a city.
Heriott's groceries are noted for their
good quality and the prompt and
efficient service to customers.
w. C. CHANDLER.
People must have furniture and at
the furniture store of WV. C. Chan
der is the place to get it. Mr. Chan
dier has been in the exclusive furni
ture business in Manning for about
ten years and he has no superior
whenl it comes to a question of relia
bility. There is more shoddy work
put up in furniture than perhaps any
other line, and if people are not care
ful where and what they buy they
are liatble to discover themselves
cheated, Chandler is a cabinet maker
by trade, and when a bill of furniture
comes to bimi he puts it together with
his own hands and is prepared to
guarentee it. His store is well stock
ed with a nice line of suits, sideboards
chairs and willow rockers. He also
carries a nice line of bady carriages,
ictures and other things in the fur
DR. w. E. BROwN a co.
Among our advertisers will be
found the new drug firm which re
cently opened up in the McLeod
block. They have put in a first class
stock and are now ready to serve the
trade. The firm is composed of Drs.
W. E. Brown and G. L. Dickson and
Mr. L. C. Stokes. The latter receiv
ed his license as a druggist in the
State of Georgia, and he has charge
of the prescription department. Drs.
Brown and Dickson have an exten
sive practice and Mr. Stukes has had
good experience as a druggist. These
gentlemen propose to give the peo
ple a first class drug store and all
prescriptions entrusted to them will
be compounded in a careful and ac
Catarrhi Cannot be Cured
with LOCAL APPLICATIONS, as they
cannot reaeb th a seat of the desease. Ca
tarrh is' a blood or constitutional desease,
and in order to cure it you must take inter
a remedies. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken
internally, and acts diroctly on thae blood
and mucous surfaces. Hall's Catarrh Care
i not a quack medicine It was prescribed
by one of the best physicians in this coun
try for years, and is a regular prescription.
It is comiposedl of the best tonics known,
combined with the best puritiets, acting
directly on the mucous surfaces. Th'ie per
fet combination of the two ingredients is
what produces such wonderful results in
curing Catarrh. Send for testimonials, free.
P. J.CENEY & Co., Props , Toledo, 0.
Sold by druggists, price 75c.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
Debt is disgraceful, but not being
able to get into it is often more so.
A 3iight Of Terror.
"Awfal anxiety w :s felt for the widow of
brave General Burnham of Machias, Me.,
when the doctors said she oould not live
till morning" writes Mrs. S. HI. Lincoln,
who attended her that fearful night. "All
thought she must soon die from Pneamo
nia, bat she begged for Dr. King's New
Discovery, saying it had more than once
saved har life, and had cured her of Con
sumption. After three small doses she
slept easy all night, and its further use
completely cnred her." This marvelous
medicine is guarenteed to cnre all Throat,
Chest and Lang ideseases. Only 50c and
$1.00. Trial bottles free :.t the R. B. Lor
yea drug~ store.1
C AN OlIL eures
P~~~SCats, Burns, Bruises,Rh
nasm and Sores. Pie 5cns
Sold by . R. Tornea
Editor Tnz TLrs:
Mr. Brantley Broadway who has
been extremly ill, is improving.
Mr. Burgess Drayton, of this place
was married last Sunday night to
Miss Lizzie Pritchett of Privateer.
Mr. Robbie Briggs spent last Sun
day in town.
There will be an oyster supper at
the graded school Thursday night.
On Friday evening there will be a
festival at Home Branch sebool house
and we hope Manning will send a
Spain's Greatest Need.
Mr. R. P. Olivia of Barcelona, spain,
s;.euis Lis winters at Aiken, S. C. Weak
nerves hail cansed severe pains in the back
of his head. On using Electric Bitters,
A merica's gre:test blool and nerve rewedy.
all pain soon left him. He says this grand
medicine is what his country needs. All
Auieriev knows that it enres liver anl kid
na-y trouble, puri'ies the blood, tones up
the stomach, strengthe-ns the nerves. pnts
vini, vigor and new lif- into every muscle,
nerve and organ of the body. If weak,
tired or ailing you need it. Every bottle
guaranteed, only 50 cents. Sold by R. B.
Lor ea, druggist.
There is no insurance against the
flames kindled by a woman's eyes.
As a cure for rheumatism Chariberlain's
Pain Balm is gaining a wide reputation.
D B Johnston of Richmond. Ind, has been
tronbled with that ailment since 1862 In
speaking of it he says: *-1 never found
anything that would relieve me nutil I
used Chamberlain's Pain Baim. It acts
like magic with me. My fo-t was swollen
and paining very mach, but one g ,oil ap
phcation of Pain Balm reirved me. For
sale by the R B Lartea drug store.
W6 4.. X- T X m A..
.- TheKind You Have Always Bought
The average man doesn't expect to
meet anybody but strangers in heav
Coolidge, Ky., Aug. 1, 1898.
I have been suffering with fenile trou
bles and was unable to get relief. I was
persuaded to try Benedicta and after one
month's treatment I can recommend your
remedy to suffering women.
Mns. I. I. G.LUAT.
Sold by R. B. Loryea.
The tears of joy and sadness are
both drawn from the same tank.
and use Chanberlain's colic. cholera and
di irrhoen remedy for all pains of the stom
ach and all un: natural looseness of the bow
elA. It always cures. For sale by It. B.
Loryea, druggist. fjanlay
Death sometimes caucels debts
with the aid of an insurance policy.
Miss Annie E Gunning, Tyre, Mich,
says, * I suffered a long time from dyspep
ia; lost flesh and became very weak. Ko
do! Dyspepsia Cnre completely cared nit.."
It digebts what yon eat and cures all formis
of stouach trouble. It never ta Is to give
inmedia e relief in the worst eases. I> 0
Rhame. Suimerton; Dr W M Brockin:on,
The less energy a mani has the
easier it is for himi to drift into mat
Mr J Sheer, Sedalia, Mo, saved his chil's
life by Onie Minute Cough Cn'-e Doctors
had y'iven her up to die with crony It's an
infaiil cnre for coughs, cobis, grippe.
pneu.:is, bronchitis an.1 throat and
un troubles. Relieves at once. D 0
Rham'-, Summnet'n; Dr W M Broi,!inton,.
Faith without wvorks is about as
useless as a watch without wvheels:
To settle the stomach and overcome the.
nasea of prospective mothers, take Sim
mons' Squaw Vine Wine or Tablets. Sold
by Dr W M Brockinton.
Always avoid the use of big words;
they are inconvenient to swvallow
Simmnon' Squaw Vine Wine or Tabhlets
prevent and cure palpitation of' heart, diz
ziness, mick headachie, chilly sensations.
Sold hy Dr WV M isroc'dinton.
A punctured tire is a holey' terror.
If troubled with dizzineesq, fnrred
tongue, bitter taste in monthb, b!oated feel
ing after eating, constipaLtioni "r sick bead
ache, use Dr M A Simnions' liver meicine.
Soldl by Dr W M Brockinton.
Blessed is the man who loves his
wife's relations: but he is searce.
"I was nearly dead with dyspepsia, tried
doctors, v-sitedl mineral springs and grew
worse. I used Kodlol Dyspepsia Cure. 'That
nrd iie." IL d.gests what you eat. Cares
indestion. soar stomach, heartburn and
ll forms of dysp'epsia. D 0 Rh ume, sum
merton: Dr WV M Brockinton, Manning.
If the devil had his due, there
would only be a few of us left.
Chamberlain's cough remedy has saved
the lives of thousands of croupy children.
It is also without an eqnal for colds and
whooping cough. For sale b'y Rt. B. Lor
yea, druggist. Ojanlay
Dr M A Simmons' liver miedicine search
es out all impurities in the system and ex
pels them harnmles-ly by the natural chan
n'.ls. Sold by Dr W M Brockinton.
There will be a meeting of the stockhol
ders of the People's Tobacco Warehouse
Company December 22 qt 8 o'clock p. ni.
at the office of Dr. WV. M. B3rockin ton, for
the purpose of making application to the
Secretary of State to increase the capital
stock of said coinpany.
C. M. Mason, Sec'y.
Dec. 13, 1899
TO OUR FRIENDS.
We have agreed to unite our inter
eats, commencing on January 1st,
1900, and will do a general mercan
tile business under the name of Mc
Leod, Wilkins, King & Co.
We 'will handle fertilizers and all
manner of farm supplies, and ask
the continued patronage of our
The Clarendon Tobacco Warehouse
will be under the special charge of
Mr. E. L. Wilkins, and Mr. McLeod,
Mr. King and Mr. 0. E. Wilkins will
be found at the store.
J. W. McLEOD.
E. L. WILKINS.
W. (5. KING.
C. E. WILKINS.
Manning, S. C., Dec. 6, 1899. [32-3t
Land Surveying and Leveling.
I will do Surveying, etc., in Clarendon
and adjoining Counties.
Call at office or address at Samter, S. C.
P . Box 101.
,T)HN Rt. HAYNESWORTH.
.1. F:RANK GEIGER.
LEVI BROTHERS g
SUMTER, S. C.
In soliciting a continuance of the extensive pat
ronage we are enjoying from the people of Clarendon,
we wish to inform the trading public that our buyer
is constantly on the market and was fortunate enough
to make his contracts before the recent "boost" in
SWe are prepared to supply the trade with all
manner and kinds of General Merchandise at prices
to defy competition and at the same time give to the
buyer the quality.
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Dry Goods, Dress Goods,
Clothing, Shoes, Hats,
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In all of these lines we propose to satisfy the
public demand, and we ask that you come to Sumter
and inspect our stock.
That we are in touch with the exporters of cotton
and. we can and will pay the very highest market
prices fCr the fleecy staple. Our store has earned a
reputation as headquarters for farmers and we pro
pose to keep it up.
I LEI BROTHEIL
FIRST SPECIAL SALE
For the Season of 1899
75 dozen guaranteed 4-ply Linen Collars, ~ icsHaita nalclr,3
all style-s and sizes, at Sc. ice,2 -c
40 dozen guaranteed 4-ply Linen Cuff,4picsWoPldDrsGodat2c
both hints and plain, all sizes, at 11c.10pesWolPadD ssG dst 5
5 dozen Newport Garters, assorted col- 2picsDao letavlat31-.
ors, at 9c.3picsP idetavlat9.
50 dcz Sox, assorted colors, 4e per pair. 1peeBu rlatn,6 -c
50 doz Sox, assorted colors, 4c per pair. NayBu ees49,8cnd612.
50 doz Sox, assorted colors, extra heavy, 5 nhsFanli l oos t4c
at 7}c per pair. 5-nhLde'Coh nalclra-~
25 doz Sox, Black and Tan, at 74c per pr. Oeritatrsae$37,52,$6S
25 doz Sox, Black and Tan, at 9e p'r pr. $7 n 9
Wool Sex at 22}c.
10 doz Black Alpine Hats, bound edges I~pee acsa 212
and wide hand, at 49c. 2pee acsa 6e
20 d'*z Brown Alpine Hats, bound edges 4pee aheea 2c
a A wide band, at 49e.ieefnc rlinie t3c
10 doz Nutria Alpine Hats, bound edges 1
and wide band, at 49c. 16 -e
3 dcz each Black, Brown and Pearl Hats,2picsAlWlHerta,4.
at 73c.2 . Sc
5 doz Black and Brown Alpine Hats, at2 "67-.
91c1picpli Briainec 0,4e
10 doz Medium Shape All-WVool Hats, at49,Gead9.
3 dez Black and Brown Derbys, latest 7c
shapes, regular $2.50, but were branded $2 apee rpn t8 .c
by mistake. Manufacturer's loss is your 2 i .
gain. We are selling this lot at $2.2 . -
Special reductions on all other grades
except the Howard. SO S-u agi
ll sylesof FeeceLine Gloes a s pe- A iecilves D iag oner vlet of 5 0.ys
ciz prices. Ovecas Paissrextr pae, at 3 , el
10~~ ~ ~ pieces PlaidDrsGodat7cDuhss eTroualre.at4.
8SppicceCovertidothessraGoadse at 49.
8 piees Paid ressGood at ie. ~ ~ ' free thltu e rea n ts for. h
25 piees plin an fanc Dres Good at cete BDuces rio sie, wh s 1-2c.
10 l-2. an5e ins la neora butn all foors at 3p . e
10 pices ai andfancyDres Goos -at c h reducins'o lloth em a fnor athe
overda s i atrsae$37,$.5 65
~ pecs lan &facyDrssGodsat Bla k etsGs.
3 j~'-CS Digonls,42 iche wid, No pics yocaee ato prpae1o c-2c.
iS !ie~ Henirt in al colrs, 3 piece ouFankts at gretlyredce
in~be, Lt222cpices F nys a e.
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