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Having unloaded his train load of Presents for the
little people at
S. A. RIGBY'S,
IWe respectfully invite you to call and see what we
have, and just whisper and tell us what you would
like for a Present for Christmas and we will have a
OLD KRIS KRINGLE
And he will bring it around December 24th.
Have you seen "Columbia?" Well, if you have
not it would do you good to come and see her.
She is a handsome large Doll Baby about 26
inches high, dressed up in nice satin, with hat on.
With every 10 cents worth of Toys purchased
of us we will give you
Entitling you to a chance at this handsome "Colum
bia" Doll that will be given away.
On December 26
The number corresponding with your ticket will be
put together and drawn out, and if your ticket cor
responds with that of the Doll you are the lucky
THE OLD RELIABLE
S. A. RIOBY.
The word Bargain has been abused so much until
Sno one knows the true meaning of it until you come
Sto our little store, where you can get real, true bar
Sgains in everything. We are in a little Racket Store,
Sbut we are making
A Big Racket
By selling goods 25 to 35 per cent cheaper than you
Scan buy them from anybody else.
SWe- got some real, true values while we were in
SNew York in November and we are giving our friends
Sthe benefit of them. Now if you want to save
Smoney and buy good.
Sthen come to our little Racket Store, next to the
Spostoffice, on The Manning Times block, and then
Syou can get any-thin~g you want in our line at a bar
Sgain and in the true meaning of the word.
SWe are in a smalI store. but we have the goods
Sand we order more every night. Friends, we are
Sselling goods now cheaper than ever, anid best of all,
we give you Good, New Goods, just from the
SWe have by far the best line of
SAnything you can mention. from a 5c black Nig
Sger Doll to a $10O Dressing Case.
SWe haven't space to say more. but remember the
;Little Big Racket Store.
TENEXT TO POSTOFFICE.
TH ONLY CHEAP STORE IN TOWN. 5
5 C. W. KENDALL.
A Quarter of a Century.
"Men may come and men may go,
But we go on forever."
The R. B. Loryea Drug Store,
ISAAC M. LORYEA, Propr.
SIGN OF GOLDEN
MANNING, S. C.
Twenty-five years in a nation's his
tory is as yesterday, but in the his
tory of a firm its relative importance
to all classes of society cannot be
over-estimated, particularly in the
development and perpetuation of a
Retail Drug Business,
For the lives of men, women and
children are in the hands of Physi
cians and Pharmacists, and recogniz
ing the great trust placed on the
shoulders of every Doctor and Drug
gist in the land, when we assumed
this business it was a sacred trust
bequeathed to us by our predecessor
who, by his intelligence, progressive
ness and energy advanced his own
reputation, and was the means of re
flecting and adding lustre to the sci
ence of Pharmacy. This reputation
earned by patient and untiring ef
forts will be maintained by his suc
cessorand the public can rest assured
Will be controlled at all times by
a competent and experienced Phar
macist, and that only the
Will enter into Prescriptions com
pounded by us. The same can be
said of our preparations produced in
our Laboratory. In fact everything
bearing our imprint is a Guarantee of
"Christmas Comes But
Once a Year,"
And we, as purveyors to the public,
announce with gratification that we
are prepared to display the Hand
somest and most Artistic assortment
of Holiday Goods ever offered to the
public in Manning, Clarendon and
Our goods have been purchased in
Northern markets, direct importa
tion from Great Britain. France,
Germany, Italy and other European
countries and bear the government's
imprint, "Made in Europe."
"A Thing of Beauty is a Joy
We have a profusion of Shakes
pearean Vases, Bisque Ornaments
and Figures, Cups and Saucers, Cup,
Saucer and Plate in Sets, Tea Sets,
Water Sets, Accessories for the Ta
ble, Graduated Glasses, Vases, in
China and Glass, at all prices. We
can please the most fastidious.
"Reading tlaketh a Full flan,"
And if you desire to be instructed
and entertained call and inspect our
line of English and American Poets,
Novels bound, and also paper cov
ered editions at popular prices.
We carry a full assortment of all
Proprietary Medicines. Should it
possibly occur that we have not in
stock a certain proprietary article, it
will be procured immediately.
"A Rose by Any Other Name Would
Smell as Sweet."
This may be true as regards the
rose, but the only way to procure the
scent of the rose is to use Gard
wood's, Lazell's and Eastman's Ex
tracts of Rose, Violets, Heliotrope,
Lily of the Valley, etc., etc.
Are You a Letter Writer
And desire to indite your effusions
on Paper that will show a refined
and cultivated taste? Then inspect
our assortment of
Box Paper, Writing Paper by
the quire; Pads at 3c, 5e and
10c. A full line of Lead Pen
cils, Indellible Pencils, Pens,
Pen Holders, Slates, Slate
Pencils. Colored C r a y o n s,
White Crayons, Gold Paint,
Inks in all Colors, Mucilage,
Glue, etc., etc.
"And Most Divinely Fair."
If the ladies desire to retain their
fairness we would suggest that they
use Henry Tetlow's famous Swans
Down, Euthymol Powder for the
Complexion and the Bath, Mennen's
We live in the Nineteenth Century
and consequently Soap is a very nec
essary adjunct of our Toilet. WVe
arry a superb line of the ever popu
lar brands, Seventh Regiment, Pears,
scented and unscented; White Rose
411; Packer's Tar, Glenn's Sulphur,
Cuticura, Oatmeal, Kirk's Carbolie
Toilet, Elderdown. For the bath,
Grand Pa's Wonder Soap, Uncle
Sam, Ivory Soap-it floats.
Make Your Shoes Presentable
By using B. B. Dime Blacking. F'. J.
Blacking, Vici Kid, Russet Cream,
particularly, WV. Whittemore's Gilt
Edge Dressing for Ladies' Shoes.
Are you a lover of the Lady Nico
tine and wish to enjoy your after
dinner Cigar? Then smoke the fol
lowing deservedly popular brands:
Sabarosa, Mexican, Success, Exports,
Lady Bird, Figarettes, Manhattan.
Also a full line of the following fa
vorite Smokin;g Tobaccos: Cameo,
Duke's Mixture, Natural Leaf, Pow
hatan, with Pipe; School Boy, Yel
low Rose, Maryland Club.
Sweets to the Sweet.
A full and beautiful assortment of
Sparrow's Confections and Bon Bons
in Artistic Boxes, pounds and half
pounds. For the childreu, Candy in
Baskets. and an endless assortment
of Penny Goods.
In conclusion wve will add that
courteous and prompt attention will
be extended to all our patrons.
We thank our friends for past fa
vors and trust to merit a continu
anc-e of same.
Miss Blanche Wells is with us and
will be glad to meet her many friends.
ISAAC M. LORYEA, Propr.
m SInO THE rOLnno nORTAR.
8,900,000 BALES IS
Statistician at Washington
Makes an Estimate.
BASED ON MANY REPORTS
Continued Investigations Leave No
Doubt That the Cotton Crop Is Even
Smaller Than Indicated In Previous
WASHINGTON, Dec. 12.-The statis
tician of the department of agriculture
reports 8,900,000 bales as the probable
cotton production for tb United States
for 1899-1900. This eslimate is based
upon a larger number of both general
and epecial reports than has ever before
been received by the department in con
nection with a cotton crop.
While weather conditions during the
past 30 days have been mainly favorable
to whatever picking remained to be
done, so that the general condition of
the crop is slightly better than one
month ago, continued investigations
leave absolutely no doubt that the crop
is even smaller than was indicated in
either of the statistician's previous re
The estimated productive area is as
Virginia, 47; Louisiana, 1,179; North
Carolina, 1,220; Texas, 6,642; South
Carolina. 2,212; Arkansas, 1.726; Geor
gia, b,268; Tennessee, 816; Florida. 149;
Oklahoma, 199; Alabama, 2,882; Indian
Territory, 299; Mississippi, 2,874; Mis
souri, 77. Total, 23,522.
This is 5.8 per cent less than the past
The estimated yield in pounds of lint
cotton per acre is as follows:
Virginia, 120; North Carolina. 193;
South Carolina. 165; Georgia, 159; Flor
ida, 94; Alabama, 126; Mississippi, 209;
Louisiana, 2?6; Texas, 185; Arkansas,
193; Tennessee, 166; Oklahoma, 185; In.
dian Territory, 225; Missouri, 195.
LARGE BLAZE IN AUGUSTA.
Million Dollars Worth of Property
Reduced to Ashes.
AUGUSTA, Ga., Dec. 12.-This city was
yesterday visited by the most disastrous
fire in its history. The loss is estimated
How the blaze originated no one
knows. It was discovered in the heart
of J. B. White's big drygoods house and
spread rapidly to adjoining buildings.
The Central hotel property was razed
to the ground. Nothing remains but
the front wall on Broad street with its
empty and smokebegrimed windows.
The Masonic hall has only the front
wall standing to mark its site, and but
a fragment of the outside walls of the
Arlington hotel on the front and on
Jackson street mark the place where
Augusta's bast hotel stood.
Schneider's corner is smoked and
scarred, but not destroyed, though it is
probable the gutting of the rearof the
building will mean that it will give
way to one far handsomer in its place.
At the other end of the burnt district
the Dorr building is partly gutted and
badly damaged in the rear, but is prac
tically intact in front.
MINERS ARE IN SESSION.
Officers Declare For Open War en the
Knights of Labor.
BIRxMGH AM, Ala., Dec. 1Z) - The
state convention of the United Mine
Workers of America convened here
today with about 100 delegates present.
The feature of the morning session
were addresses by President G. W.
Young and National Executive Com
mitteeman William Fairley, both of
whom condemned the imprisonment of
National Committeeman Reese in Kan
sas and declared for an open war on the
Knights of Labor in Alabama.
The grievance against the Knights of
Labor is that members of that order
took the places of striking members of
the United Mine workers in Walker
The convention is expected to adopt
resolutions condemning the Knights of
Labor and a long drawn out fight be
tween the two orders is expected.
Master Workmon O'Keefe of the
Knights of Labor says that if the
United Mine workers in Alabama inau
gurate war on his organization he will
make it a national conflict.
State Liquor Commissioner Will Re
tain His Position.
COLUMBIA, S. C., Dec. .-A little
more than a month ago J. B. Douthit,
state liquor commissioner, was dis
missed under disgrace by the board of
control by a vote ef 3 to 2. There was
talk by the majority of having criminal
proceedings begun by the attorney mn
eral The charges were selling contra
band liquor and changing labels of
goods sent from the dispensary, making
it sell for more than it was worth at
that time. Douthit was allowed 15
minutes to clear himself.
Douthit employed counsel and ob
tained an order from Judge Aldrich di
recting the board so give him a triaL.
After several postponements, occasioned
by the wounding of J. Ludley Haselden
at Sellers, the board met yesterday to
try the case.
Haselden was one of the majority
who ousted Douthit. Thursday night
at a secret meeting he offered resolu
tions withdrawing the charges and re
ferred the matter to the legislature.
The board would not agree to this. Yes
terday when the case was called, with
out taking testimony, the board, by a
vote of 3 to 1, Haselden standing alone,
vindiated Donthis, who retains his po
The inference of the extraordinary
action is that those who followed Hasel
den formerly, since the breastplate
revelations have decided that is is good
politics to go the opposite way.
PROHIBITION BILL IS LOST.
The Measure Receives Only Fourteen
Votes In the Senate.
ATLANTA, Dec. 9.-By a vote of M to
14 the Willingham bill lias been khiad
in the senate and state prohibition de
The failure of the bill to receive the
17 votes which were accorded it was
due to the absence of three of its sup
porters, Senators Green, Morrison and
A surprise was sprung by the op
ponents of the bill in an amendment to
the amendment by Mr. Terrell, provid
ing for submitting the bill to the peo
ple. The new amendment restricted
the vote to the 22 counties to be affected
by the bill. It was adopted by a vote
of 21 to 18. As amended the Terrell
amendment was lost by a vote of 26
The amendment having been killed,
the original bill was then accorded a
like fate by the same vote.
The opponents of the bill filled the
senate chamber with their glad shouts,
but is was noticed that the people in the
gallery received the verdict with a death
Seaboard Granted Rights.
CHARLESTON, Dec. 8.-The city coun
cil last night granted rights of way
through certain streets to the Chatta
nooga, Augusta and Charleston railway,
a new line which the Seaboard Air Line
has surveyed, and which gives direct
railroad connection between Atlanta
Boasting is not what the
people want; they want sol.
id facts, and with solid facts
I propose to deal. 6
My store is in the Nettles
building, between Loryea's
drug store and Jenkinson's.
An invitation to the pub
lie is extended to inspect my
Fall and Winter stock of
and all the latest Novelties.
My Grocery Stock
Is full and complete and I
guarantee every purchase
made at my store.
I am perfectly satisfied
that I am sufficiently known
to the people without mak
ing a lot of brags in the pa
When you come to my
store and get my prices the
tale will be told then, and I
will sell you the bill.
COME TO SEE ME.
Louis Levi. 3
9 2 2 1mm
A persons are hereby forbidden to hont
birds on the lands known as Harper's in
this county also all persons atre forbiddin
to fish in the lake or its tributaries on the
Harper place in said county and all persons
trespa';sinrg will be dealt with according to
the criminal laws of Sou thi FavOlN,
J. L. EADON, Agt.
Nov. 27th, 1899. [31-4t
JO'EPH F. RHIAME.
A7TORNEY AT LA W.
MANNI 'IG. S. C.
T. s, wILsoN. W. C. DURANT.
WILSON & DU.RANT,
AUorneys and Counselors~ a/ 1,aw
A TTORNEY AT LAW,
MANNING, S. C.
Office lately occupied by the late B.
Pressley Barroun, Esq.
Jeweler & W
been sold h<
early and seE
wear like sil
I deal also in Imported Fancy:
Christmas Toys and Fireworks.
A BEAUTIFUL. LINE OF CHRISTMAS AND I
Manning Times Block, three doo
$6PLOOkC for' I
Look to Y<
Here we are, still in the lead, and
can be suited with a pair of Spectacl
Which we are offering very cheap, fi
to $6. Call and be suited.
W. M.BR C
R. L. BELL'S
IN tliorongbly prepared to do everything in
lie Wheelwright and lacksmith line; n
Engine andl Bniler Repairing.
All Work Guaranteed
And 1one prowptly. at live aind let live
Iforse Shoeing :eceves special attention
ad work of all kinds is sohcited.
R. L. BJELL,
MANNING, S. C.
Is where you get the right
sort of Clothes without dan
ger of mistake. Our Clothes
are of the right sort, and you
will appreciate their excel
lence and smallness of cost.
We Make Clothes to Order
for those who prefer them.
Lasting Materials, proper fit
and make and moderate pri
ces. Your orders will have
our best attention.
J. L. DAVID & BRO
S. W. Cor. King and Wentworth Sts.,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
* SUMTER, S. C.
3 rmGeps to Best.
I DOES NE AT
GIVE UJS A TRIAL.
E N NIN G,
G, S. G.,
. . Dealer in..
Clocks, Jewelry, Silver
md All Kinds of Fancy
secialty of Heavy Silverware and
Les of all kinds suitable for Wedding
Presents. Such goods have never
re before. Christmas is coming; call
e Novelties I have a beautiful line of
ARTICLES to suit everybody. They
'er and are very cheap.
and-Painted China and Glassware,
EW YEAR CARDS, F30M 25 CENTS TO $1.
-s South of Postoffice.
why suffer with your eyes when you
es with so little trouble? We carry the
peCacleS and 6laSSes,
om 25e to $2.50 and Gold Frames at $3
J NKINSON S...
IS 1NT O W
IN FULL BLAST
And it will certainly pay. everybody to visit our store during
this sale and take advantage of the splendid bargains that are
now being offered in Dry Goods, Fine Dress Goods, Millinery,
Shoes and Clothing.
And Santa Claus has taken up his headquarters at our store,
and you can now see the largest line of
At our store ever shown in the town of Manning.
Forty dozen Dolls, dressed and undressed, to sell from 5 to 50e
One thousand Packs Fire Crackers to sell two packs for 5c.
All kinds of Fancy Cups and Saucers, Cake Plates and Salad
Dishes, in Pure China, all at the lowest cash prices.
The prettiest line of
We have ever shown in this town. - If you want nice Toys and
IChristmas Goods of any kind, come to us and you will get it cheap.
Any Kind of a Shoe Will Do
In dry weather, but in the cold, wet winter you want the best shoes
you can get. At our store you can find the best and at the lowest
Our Pebble Grain Button Shoes for Ladies at $1 is a line of
goods we dote on and we guarantee every pair of them to be per
fectly solid and will give satisfaction. Our
HI. C. GODJMAN Black Bottom Shoes
For Ladies, Boys and Children is without a doubt the greatest line
of Shoes ever offered in this State for the money we ask for them.
There is not a day that passes but what people come into our store
and call for the H. C. GODMAN Black Bottom Shoe, and I ask
te," Why do you want this Shoe ?" And they say, " Why, I
bought a pair last winter and they lasted longer than any shoe I
ever bought and I don't want any other but the H. C. GODMAN
Black Bottom." It is certainly a pleasure to sell such shoes as the
H. C. GODMAN Shoes.
SGeii's anld B0oS' Clothilig.
If you havent bought your winter Clothing yet don't put it off
any longer, but come to our store and take advantage of the great
bargains we are offering.
Boys' Knee Suits from 75c up ; Boys' Knee Pants from 20c up
The prettiest line of Men's Overcoats to be found in this town.
Just see the line of Men's Pants we are offering. We have them in
all prices from 75c per pair up.
LADIES' CAPES AND JACKETS.
Ladies, it 'iill just surprise you to see the values we are offer
ing ir. Capes and Jackets.
Nice Black Cloth Capes. trimmed in fur, at $1.25 and $1.50,
that look cheap at $2.
Nice Black and Gray Jackets at 3.50 that are well worth 5.00.
Nice Black Silk Plush Capes at 2.50 that are sold everywhere
at 3.50. Just see the line of long 27-inch Black Silk Plush Capes
that we are selling at 7.50 each that are being sold in many places
at 10.00 each. Ladies, don't fail to see us when you want Jackets
W. F JENKINSON.