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SUPERSTITION RULES TH E RACE FROM
CRADLE TO GRAVE.
All Business and Fanily Matters Di
rectly Controlled by ThimUnreason
in= Influence. Whilh Makes Brutes
of Its Slavish Devotees.
No race in the wide world is more
controlled by superstitious notions than
the Chinese. They enter into every act
of a Chinaman's life, and their influ
ence is more lasting than that of his re
ligion. He cannot move hard or foot
without their agency, and from the
earliest moment of his life down to the
last detail in connection with his burial
their power and influence are the guid
ing motives of his acts. All business
and family matters are directly con
trolled by superstitious sentiments, both
rich and poor, young and old, being
slaves to their force.
To the average Chinaman his religion
is a mere negative factor in his mode of
life, to be followed or disregarded at
will, but no true son of Han dares to
act otherwise than in acccrdance with
the strict prtcepts of thost. spiritual
powers which directly control his life.
There are some amusing superstitions
connected with Chinese entertainments.
A dinner party is an ordeal which once
experienced is never forgotten. It con
sists of from 40 to 50 distinct courses
and occupies the greater portion of a
day. )uring the whole of these repasts
and notwithstanding the endless variety
of dishes served the invited guest re
tains the same plate throughout. The
explanation of this strange custom is an
old proverb, which has now become a
superstition, that "he who changes the
plates kills the housewife."
Chinese proverbs explain several of
the superstitious notions with regard to
women. It is considered unlucky for a
woman to mix with the builders of a
house or other edifice during its erec
tion, and to avoid any possibility of one
straying into the premises all approaches
are carefully guarded by watchmen,
and a fence is erected around the pro
posed building as soon as its founda
tions are laid.
The explanation of this is the saying,
"Women mix ill with wood, and death
lives in the house over whose founda
tions a woman has walked." There is
a similar horror of the fair sex interfer
ing with any public matter of national
interest or in any business transactions
where men are concerned. " Women tie
knots," says the Chinese proverb. "Let
them remain at home."
No funeral can take place until as
trologers and professional fortune tellers
have been consulted. These unscrupu
lous diviners decide the place of burial,
and in the event of disagreement no
final interment can take place. This ac
counts for the number of unburied cof
fins which are seen about the country
districts in China. Sometimes the coffin
is temporarily deposited in a temple or
kept in the house of the heir of the de
ceased. Among the poor as often as not
it is conveyed to some sheltered spot
and covered with a mat.
When in course of time (byaid of
additional fees) the diviners can report
that all objections to final burial are re
moved, the funeral takes place amid re
joicing and profane excesses. The mode
of propitiation generally prescribed by
astrologers is the purchase of some stone
or piece of iron, to which an elaborate
ritual of prayer and sacrifice is made,
or, if the client is wealthy, the building
of a pagoda is suggested. in connection
with which the mercenary fortune teller
doubtless reaps a large commission.
The last species of superstition to
which we will call attention forces us
to place China among the half civilized
and brutal nations. One of these super
stitions is that the soul of a dying per
son takes possession of the bed and room
in which the invalid is lying. To obvi
ate such a curse as this the relatives of
the dying person, as soon as they per
ceive his end approaching, forcibly re
move him from his bed and place him
almost naked upon a board. If by chance
a man should expire in his bed, it, to
gether with all the furniture in the
room, must be burned and many atone
ments offered before the room is consid
ered fit for habitation again.
Many strange and inlhuman ideas are
associated with the illness and death of
children. If a child sickens and dies be
fore the age of 12 years, its last mo
ments are hastened by the horrible
cruelty of its parents. So long as hope
is possible the parents do their utmost
to save their child, but as soon as the
doctors abandon hope the child is strip
ped naked and placed against the outer
door of the house. When the end has
come, the corpse is thrown out into the
street to be picked up by the passing
The reasoni for this brutality is this:
If a family loses a child before it has
grown to maturity, its parents refuse to
regard it as their offspring, but rather
as some evil spirit who has worked its
way into thleir home in order to bring
ruin and misfortune upon it and them.
Gold and Platinum Are Cheap Com
pared With Somte of 'rhemi.
"The majority of people when asked
to name the most precious metals usu
ally mention gold as first, platinum as
second and silver as third,'' said the
proprietor of a large assaying and refin
og establishment to the writer recently.
"Now, let us see how near the truth
they would be. Goild is worth about
$250 per pound troy, platinum .$130,
and silver about $12.
"We will now compare these prices
with those of thle rarer and less well
known metals. To take them in alpha
betical order barium, the metal which
Davy isolated from its ore, baryta, in
1808, sells for $950 a pound when it is
sold at all, and calciuk is worth $1.800
a pound. Cirium is a shade higher. Its
cost is $160 an ounce, or $1,920 pier
pound. These begin to look like fabu
ous prices, but they do not reach the
highest point, chromium being 8200.
Cobalt falls to about half the price of
silver, while didymium, the metal im
lated by Masander, is the same price
as calcium. Then comecs gallium, whh bd
is worth $3,250 an ounce. With this
metal the highest price is reached, and
it may well be called the rarest and
most precious of metals.
"Glucium is worth $250 per ounce;
Iindium, $150; iridium, $6583 a pound;
janthaniunm, $175, and lithium, $160
per ounce. Nidium~ costs $128S per ounce;
osmiumn, palladium, platinum, potas
sum and rhodiuml bi ing respectively
$640, $400. $130, $3'2 and $512 per
poundl. Strontium costs $128 an ovnce;
ttaumatn, $144; tiluriunm, $9: thorium,
$272; vaniadium, $320 ; yttorium, $144,
and zinconium, $250 an ounce.
"Thus we see that the commonly re
ceived opinion as to what are the most
precious metals is quite erroneous. Ba
rium is nearly four times as valuable a
gold and gallium more than 160 tinmes
as costly, while many of the other not.
*ls mentioned are twice and thrice as
valuable. Aluminium, which cost :2
and $9 a pound in 1890, is no0w plo
duced as chmeaply as are iron, zinc, lead
POPULIST JUDGE RESIGNED.
Was Made to Believe That Ho Had
Killed a Man.
GENEVA, Ala., Dec. 22.-A unique po.
litical sensation has developed in this
county. Several weeks ago the probate
judge was handed the resignation of
Circuit Judge Partis and he notified
the governor's office accordingly. This
was followed by applications to thegov
ernor for the appointment of several
prominent people of the county. Two
or three weeks afterwards the probate
judge notified the governor to withhold
the appointment, as there was no va
It now appears that the friends of a
Geneva county politician wanted Par.
tis' place and laid a scheme to get it for
their favorite. Tuey arranged to get
Purtis very drunk and when he had
commenced to sober up represented to
him that while drunk he had killed a
man, that they had spirited him away
from the authorities and that in flight
lay his only safety. They gave him
$200, in consideration for his resigna
tion in favor of their friend as clerk,
and advised him to flee to Florida,
which he did.
Later on he sobered up, found he had
not killed anybody, returned and de
mands that his resignation be returned
There is a doubt as to whether he can
withdraw it and the matter has been
referred to the courts. Partis is a Pop
BUiLD INDEPENDENT LINE.
S-uthern Will No Longer Use L. & N.
Tracks to Stevenson.
CHATTANOOGA, Dec. 22.-The incor
porators of the Memphis and Chatta
nooga Rail-oad company held a meeting
at the Read House in this city today and
organized the company by selecting the
President, H. S. Chamberlain, Chat.
Secretary and treasurer, George W.
General counsel, Colonel W. A. Hen
derson of Washington. the general coun
sel of the Southern railway.
Colonel Henderson and a party of the
incorporators left for Huntsville, Ala.,
tonight to organize the company in that
In reference to the company's plans,
Colonel Henderson said that the char
ter has been secured and the purpose is
to at once build an independent line for
the Memnhis and Charleston division of
the Southern railway from Chattanooga
to Stevenson, Ala., the road being oper
ated for that distance now over the
tracks of the Louisville and Nashville.
Two routes have been surveyed, one
being by tunnelling through Lookout
mountain and the other by a more cir
cuitous route, but less expensive.
The Southern railroad has set aside
$1,000,000 for the purpose of building
UGLY BLAZE IN ATLANTA.
Business ',.rtiton of Alhama Street
App n r-d Doti med.
ATLANTA, Dec. 22.-One of the fiercest
fires that has visited Atlanta this year
-one that seemed to threaten the whole
business portion of upper Alabama street
for a time-broke out last night at 7:0
o'clock in the rear of the Rucker build
ing, between ths Maddox-Rucker bank
building and the fire department head.
For an hour and a half the angry
flames leaped up from the center of the
block, and it seemed as if the whole of
the street, including the Maddox
Rucker bank building, the warehouse
in the rear of the burning structure and
smaller buildings on Madison street,
would be consumed.
Roughly speaking, the total loss sus
tained will not exceed $40,000, an ex
ceedingly smail figure when the head
way the fire had obtained and the num
ber and value of the buildings in the
vicinity is considered.
APPEAL TO LEGISLATURE.
Orthodox People of Hzapton WVant
Mormions Se-nt Away.
CHARLESTON, Dec. 22.-Mormon el
ders, two at a time, seven years ago,
began to visit the great swamp section
of Hampton county, near the seacoast
of this state, and made many converts
among the Baptist backwoodsmen near
Ridgeland. They now have lso large a
following that they have established a
church, at which eight Mormon elders
were at wcrk several weeks ago.
The delegation to the state legislature
has been asked by the orthodox people of
Hampton county to work for a law to
extirpate the elders and say that
"prompt legislation may save them
from having the mob violer~ce that some
sister states have lately had in trying
to rid themselves of this cect."
,Jailed to Pre-venzt Lynching.
RALEIGH, Dec. 22.-Robert Fortune
and John Taylor, young negroes, who
robbed and shot Robert Hester, a prom
inent farmer of Nash county, on the
public road on his farm, were brought
here and jailed this morning to prevent
lynching. They confessed their crime
and say they committe d it to get money,
which they knew Hester had received
yesterday. After robbing him they
shot him three times, despite his ap
peals, and left him lying in the road.
Dight L. Moody De-ad.
EAST NORTHFIELD, Mass., Dec. 22.
Dwight L.. Moody, the famous evange
list, died at noon today, aged 62 years.
The cause of death was a general break
ing down due to overwork. Mr. Moody's
heart had been weak for a long time
and exertions put forth in connection
with meetings in the west last month
brought on a collapse from which he
failed to rally.
Fiaht For 31ileage Books.
JACKSONviLLE, Fia., Dec. 22.-The
Travelers' Protective association is
working hard to have mileage books
restored on railroads in this state, with
prospects of success. They were taken
off two years ago, and the traveling
men have been fighting the question
ever since. ____
N'w Icadustry F'or Rtomze.
ROME, Ga., Dec. 22.-A company of
Michigan capitalists have decided to
Ibuild a craite and veneering factory in
Rome. The plant will employ 300
hands, cvr9ce3and represent an
TIwan' Material For StorIes.
In Berlin, when one pays his fare to
the conductor of a street car, he receives
a ticket, which is soon afterward col
lected by an inspector, who boards the
car at a fixed point. One (lay, just as a
joke, Mark Twain paid his fare 13
times on one trip, each timie throwing
thc ticket out of the window or under
his seat as soon as he had deposited the
regular fare with the conductor. A few
minutes later the inspector would get
on the car and demand tickets all
around. Of course Twain had none to
show and had to buy another, apparent
ly with reluctance. The performance
amused the American, dumifounded the
conductor, who hatd never met so reck
less a passenger, and tickled the native
passengers, who thought the foreigner
well punished for his negligence. By
this modest investment material was
obtained for a capital story, which net
ted Mark Twain just 9500.-Ladies'
Public libraries spend vast sums of
money to make their collections coni
plete. In the Boston Public library is a
collection of works relating to Shakes
ODDITIES IN WILLS.
SOME PECULIAR BEQUESTS AND CURI
A Patriotic Anerienn's Desire to Be
Heard After Death-Wills Which
Proved That In tie Cases of Their
Makers Marria=ge Was a Failure.
The admiratioi of our American cous
ins for their country is a prominent
characteristic of their daily life, and
some years ago a Mr. Sanborn desired
that ii death as in life his body should
proclaiul the glcry of the republic. He
left ?1,000 to the late Professor Agassiz,
in return for which be was, by an ex
tremeJy scientific process set forth in
tbe will to tan his (Sanborn's) skin
into leather and from it have a drum
made. Two of the most suitable bones
of his body were to he nide into drum
sticks, and with theso a Mr. Warren
Simpson-to whom Sanborn left the re
Imainder of his property-wa. "on every
17th of June to repair 0) th foot of
Bunker hill and at sunrise boat on the
drum, the parchment of which had been
made out of the testator's skin, the
spirit stirring strains of 'Yankee Doo
A somewhat similar bequest was
made by a German in 1887. He died in
Pittsburg and by his will directed that
his body should be cremated and the
ashes forwarded to the German consul
at New York, who was to deliver them
to the captain of the steanship Elbe.
When in midcean, the captain was to
request a passenger to dress himself in
nautical costuie, and, ascending with
the funeral urn to the topmast, to scat
ter the ashes to the four winds of heav
en. These strange directions were faith
fully carried out.
Quite as peculiar were the directions
for the funeral of a Mr. John Under
wood. He willed that he was to be
buried in a green coimin with a copy of
Horace under his head and of Milton
under his feet, a Greek testament in
his right hand and a small Horace in
his left. Six friends, who were not to
wear mourning, were to follow him to
the grave and there to sing a verse of
the twentieth ode of the second book of
Horace. After this they were to "take
a cheerful glass and think no more of
Wills may also be admitted as evi
dence of the mixed blessings of the
matrimonial state. A nobleman wrote,
"I give and bequeath to the worst of
women, whom I unfortunately married,
45 brass halfpence, which will buy her
a pullet for supper."
A Glasgow doctor, dying some ten
years ago, left the whole of his estate to
his two sisters, and then came this ex
traordinary clause: "To my wife, as a
recompense for deserting me and leav
ing me in peace, I expect the said sister
Elizabeth to make her a gift of 10 shil
lings sterling, to buy her a pocket hand
kerchief to weep in after my decease."
A Mr. Sydney Dickenson bequeathed
to his wife the sum of ?60,000, "on
condition that she undertakes to pass
two hours a day at my graveside, for
the ten years following my decease, in
ompany with her sister, whom I have
reason to know she loathes worse than
she does me."
Another husband stated that he would
bave left his widow ?10,000 if she had
allowed him to read his newspaper in
peace, but as she always commenced
playing and singing when he started to
read he left her only ?1.,000. Such in
stances could be mutiplied indefinitely,
but one other is worthy of note.
A husband left hiis wife 212,000, to be
increased to ?24,000 provided that she
were a widow's cap aflter his death. She
accepted the larger amount, wore the
cap for six months, and thea put it off.
A lawsuit followed, but the judge held
that the testator should have inserted
the word "always" and gave judgment
in favor of the widow, who the day aft
er re-entered the state of matrimony.
Thus the husband's little plan for pre
venting his widow marrying again fail
But the most curious will which the
writer has ever come across is that of
M. Zalesky, a Polish landlord, who died
in 1889, leaving property valued at
100,000 rubles. His will was inclosed in
an envelope bearing the words, "To Be
Opened After My Death." Inside this
was another envelope, "To Be Opened
Six Weeks After My Death." When this
time had passed, the second envelope
was opened and a third uncovered, "To
Be Opened One Year After My Death."
At the end of the year a fourth en
velope was discovered, to be opened two
years after the testator's death, and so
the game went on until 1894, when the
actual will was discovered and read.
It was quite as eccentric in its disposi
tions as the directions attached to its
opening. The testator bequeathed half
his fortune to such of his heirs as had
the largest number of children. The
rest of the property was to be placed in
a bank and a hundred years after his
death to be divided, with the accumu
lated interest, among the will maker's
descendants. Thus by 1989, at 5 per
cent compound interest, the 50,000 ru
bles will have swelled into 6,000,000
rubles. But what will this be among so
many descendants?-Household Words.
ORIGIN OF KALAMAZOO.
Pretty Legend That Is Responsible
For the Town's Name.
The name of Kalamazoo, like Oshkosh
and one or two others, has conme to he
to foreigners a synonym of American
absurdity. It is often chosen, fer some
occult reason, to illustrate that form of
vernacular English known as "United
But all thought of ridicule vanishes
when its romantic origin is considered,
for it is the echo still lingering about
the memory of two dusky lovers, who,
in that long gone time when Michigan
was the home mainly of Indian tribes,
lived and loved on the banks of tihe riv
er which now hears their names.
Kahla, the young warrior, was
straight of limb and eagle eyed, while
to Mahzoo had been givcn by the Great
Spirit the many graces and virtues for
which Indian maidens have become
noted in song and legend. Life to these
two possessed all the charm which true
affection has ever granted to lovers, and
the days, as thecy ctuue and went,
brought only abounding joy.
Each summer evening, as tho twilight
depned and the time drew near for
her lover's return from the chase, the
maiden wvatebed from her bower in the
swaing branches of a giant cin over
hanging the river's edge for the first
sign of his coming. As the bow of his
canoe shot round the curve away in the
distance her clear musical voice called
to im, "Kahla, Kahla !'" and from the
young warrior came ini loving tones the
repone, "Mahzoo!"-Chicago Times
Miss D.-Angelina, why don't you
marry Lieutenant Y.?
Mis A.-First, because he has no
brains-and lie can't ride, dance or play
tennis. Whbat could we do with him?
"But he swims beautifully."
"Oh, yes; but one can't keep one's
husband in an aquarium, you know. "
There is a gardn n I h---r faco
Where roses anl white lilies grow;
A heavenly paradis.- is tihat place
Wherein all pleasant frits do flow.
There cherries grow v.hi-h none may buy
Till "Cherry ripe" L*ml-:tivtes do cry.
Those cherries fairly 6(o) inclose
Of orient pearl a doulelL ro.w,
Which when her lr-ly laughter shows
They lcok like ro-! buds filled with snow.
Yet them nor peer Inr nrince can buy
Till "Cherry ripe" i*aselves do cry.
Her eyes like angels watch them still,
Her brows like bended bows do stand,
Threatening with piercing frowns to kill
All that attempt with eye or hand
Those sacred cherries to come nigh
Till "Cherry ripe" themselves do cry.
-Thomas Campion (1610).
THE SLY POLAR BEAR.
How lie Gets His Dinner of Seal or
In his native home the polar bear
does not often meet with small boys
anxious to treat him to buns and other
dainties. The consequence is that bruin
has to devise many curious ways of se
curing his food, and none is more
strange and interesting than that relat
ed by two trustworthy travelers in
Greenland, that country of strange
They have known the polar bear to
take a stone or a huge lump of ice in
his fore paws and from a favorable
I height, as a cliff or a precipitous ice
hill, to hurl tLe missile down upon the
head of a walrus, an enormous brute
often twice the size of the bear, and so
stun him that bruin could rush in and
complete the destruction at his leisure,
thus securing a month's rations.
The most usual food of the ice bear,
as the Germans very appropriately call
this beast, is the common seal of the
arctic regions. The latter is the wari
est animal of the north, and both Eski
mo and polar bear need their best strat
egy to catch it.
In the summer time, when the snow
is off the ice of the ocean shore and
islets, the seals can be plainly seen as
black dots on the ice, probably asleep,
but always near their holes, which lead
down through the thick ice to the water
below, and into which they can throw
themselves by the least movement.
Bruin, seeing one afar, walks up as
near as he deems safe and then begins
crawling on his wary prey.
The seal, if the weather be sunny
and pleasant, takes short naps, relieved
by shorter moments when it is scanning
the vicinity for signs of an enemy's ap
proach. During these times the bear is
very quiet and as still as death itself,
with eyes apparently closed, though
really a corner of each is kept open, and
in this way he hopes the seal will take
him for a heap of snow, an appearance
which his coat readily helps him to as
During the naps he creeps forward
with greater or less rapidity, according
to his rearness to the seal and conse
quent fear of being heard or seen.
When but 10 or 12 yards away, and the
seal is in the depths of a good nap, the
bear rushes upon him and with a single
blow of his powerful paw knocks the
smaller brute senseless and so far away
from the hole that he cannot escape by
that way, even if the blow received is
not immediately fatal.
In winter time the ice is covered with
snow, and this is hollowed out by the
seal into a snowhouse, covering the hole
in the ice and connecting at the top of
the dome with an aperture about the
size of a shilling, called the blowhole,
for it is through this that the seal
breathes when he is in want of' fresh air.
Here the bear watches for many a
long hour if necessary, and when the
notofte seal are heard he crushes
in the fragile dome of the snowhouse
with his paw, impaling the seal on his
curved claws, and proceeds to practi
cally demonstrate how polar bears can
subsist in a arctic winter.-London
DELAUNAY''S SAD FATE.
A Presentiment of Ills Death Thnt
Was Strangely Fulfilled.
Delaunay, the director of the Paris
observatory, was one of the most kindly
and attractive men I ever met, says
Professor Simon Newcomb in The At
lantic. I found it -hopeless to expect
that he would ever visit America, be
cause he assured me that he did not
dare to venture on the ocean. The only
voyage he had ever made was across the
channel to receive a gold medal of th~e
Roal Astronomical society for his
Two of his relatives, his father. ~
I believe, his brother, had been drown
ed, and this fact gave him a hortcr of
'the water. He seemed to feel somewhat
as tne clients of the astrologists, n; ha.,
aving been told how they were to diie,
took every precaution to prevent it. I
remm ber, as a boy, reading a history cf
astrology, in which a great many casr-s
of this sort were described, the pecu
liarity being that the very measures
which the victim took to avoid the de
cree of fate became the engines that ex
The sad fate of Delaunay was not ex
actly a case of this kind, yet it couldl
not but bring it to mind. He was at
Cherbourg in the autumn of 1872
Walking on the shore with a relative.
a couple of boatmen invited them to
take a sail. Through what inducement
Delaunaiy was led to forget his fears
will nev er be known. All we know isi
that he venturedl into the boat, that it
was struck by a sudden squall wvhen at
some distance from the land, and that
all the members of the party were
The other afternoon I was in a gen
teman's outfitting shop when a cus
tomer came in to purchase a hat. He
tried on several and was evidently hard
to please, the counter becoming covered
with the rejected. At last the salesman
picked up a brown felt bowler, brushed
it round with his arm and extended it
"These are being very much worn
this season, sir,'' he explained.
"Are they?" said the customer
thoughtfully, surveying himself in the
mirror, with his hat on his head. "Do
you think it suits me?"
"Suits you to perfection, sir, if the
fit's right. "
"Yes, it fits very well. So you think
I had better have it?"
"I don't think you could do better,
"No, Idon't think I could, solI won't
have a new one."
The salesman had been praising up
the old hat.-Pearson's Weekly.
The Poor Wife.
"John Henry, it isn't any good, I
know, that keeps you down town so
late, when you ought to be at home
with me and the children."
(Shrugging his shoulders.) "'Honi
soit qui mal y pense,' my dear."
"That's right ! Swear at your wife in
Latin. "-Chicago Tribune.
"It seems very strange to me." said
the educated parrot, "that a thirst for
learning can be satisfied with a lot of
dry information." - Cincinnati En
C HINA AND
I ELITZER'S, I
SUMTER, S. C.
I From Cheapest to Best,
GIVE US A. TRIAL.
With Neatness and Despatch
R. A. WHITE'S
I relpair stoveq, purips and run water
pipis, or I will pit down a :e.w ):nnap
If yo.t nee. nny so.lering done give mue
.y lrst- is bane. W hy? B, cans I did
not 'zive it shod by It. A White, the nan
tlat ttS on such oe:t shoes and makes
borgcs trial with so mneh ease.
We Make Them Look New.
We- are maing a specialty ofI repainting
old bncgie-s, carriage-s, road carts and wag.
Conie and seP nie. My prices will pleuse
you. :m:0 1 gnrntos aill of ru, wm k.
R. . HITE,
MA NN1NG, S. C.
STATE! OF SOUTH ARULIA,
County of Clarendon,
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
Ella Y. Butler, in her own right .and
as Trustee, Plaintiff,
Hedges Spencer Butler,Marion Moise
and Wiillinam Morgan Butler, De
Decree for Sale.
UNDER AND BY VIRTUE OF A
Judgment Order of the Court of Comn
mon Pleas, in the above stated ae
tion, to me directed, bearing date of
December 1, 1899, I will sell at pub
lie auction, to the highest bidder for
cash, "at a price not less than three
hundred and fifty dollars." at Clar
endon Court House, at Manning, in
said county, within the legal hours
for judicial sales, on Monday, the 1st
day of January, 1900, being salesday,
the following. described real estate:
"All that lot of land in the town of
Manning, county and State afore
said, containing one-half acre, more
or less, known as a part of the Bar
field lot, bounded east by West
Boundary street of said town; south,
by ]ot of P. B. Mouzon, and on all
other sides by land said to be of Al
Purchaser to pay for papers.
J. H. TIMMONS,
Clerk of Court Common Pleas.
Manning, S. C., Dec. 6, 1899.
The Name on a Can
Or a package is not nearly so
imortzant as the name and standing
of the dealer it is bought of. The
canner or packer may be hundreds
of miles away-. The dealer is close at
home. You can go to him any day
and demand attention to any short
comings of the goods. Every item
we sell is guaranteed by the maker,
and to this we add our own guaran
tee-that makes you doubly safe if
you buy here.
~We want to say to the good people
of Manning that we are large receiv
ers of everything known to the G*ro
iR~ RICE We have a larger stock
than many wholesale dealers and
can furnish all grades, from 2 cents
a p)ound upw~ards, in any quantity.
Samp>les mailed free on application.
HOLIDAY GOODS are now in dle
mand and we have a full supply of
everything that is necessary for the
full enjoyment of this season.
Our stock comprises
RAISINS, CURRANTS, CITRON,
DATES, FIGS, NUTS, SHELLED
MINCE ?'EAT, PLUfl PUDDING,
CONFECTIONERY, ETC., ETC.,
and hundreds of other items.
We are offering, for CASH ONLY,
Standard Fine Granulated 0 LB
Sugar at only....
Orders filled for any quantity from
1 pound to a dozen barrels if y-ou
We issu.. a monthly PRICE LIST
which wil he gladly mailed you It
cota ins amuch informuat ion ini a small
sace nd is a valuno ble guide in or
dermng your supp~llies.
WELCH & EASON,
185 & 187 Meeting & 117 Market Sts,
CH ARLESFCTON, S. C.
ATLANTIC COAST LINE
CRIuLESTON, S. C., Nov. 19, 1"99.
On and after this date the flowing
pasS l-r scbednle will be in cffecr:
NORTIEASTERN fRAILROA o.
*35. -23. '53
Lv Florence, 3 25: A 7.55 P.
Lv Kingste-+. 8.57
Ar Lants, 4.38 9.15
Lv Lanes, 4 38 9.15 7 40 P.
Ar Charleston, 6 03 10.50 9.15
*78. -32. '52.
Lv Charktstov, 6 33 A. 5.17 P. 7.00 A.
Ar Lanes. 8.18 6.45 8.32
Lv Lanes. 8 18 6 45
Lv Kingstre, 8 34
Ar Florence, 9.2t 7.55
*Dainly. f)Da ily excep t Snday .
No. 52 runs througb to Columibia via
Central i. R. of S. C.
frains Nos. 78 and 32 ran vi-, Wvil-son
and Fayettevilb. --Siort Lire-an-i take
clos.e coinnection for all ponits Narth.
Traius ou C. & D. R. U. ;eave F.orence
diily except Sunda- 9.55 a it, a rv Dar
lington 10.2)8 a U", Cheraw, 11.40 a In,
Wades loro 1235 > !-:. Lave Florence
daily exc-ept Sunday, 8 00 p mu, arrive Dar
lington, 8.25 p m, lartsville 9.20 p m,
B nnetsvile 9.21 p ni, Gibson 9.45 p m.
Leave Fiorence Sunday only 9.55 a m, ar
rive Darlington 10.27, Hlartsville 11.10
, Leave Gibson daily except Sundlay 6.35
a w, Bennettsville 6.59 a m, arrive Darling.
ton 7.50 a m. Leave Hartsville daily ex
cept anndav 7.00 a w, arrive Darlington
7.45 a in, leave Darlington 8.55 a m, arrive
Florence 9 20 a in. Leave Wadesboro daily
except Sunday 4 25 p m, Cheraw 5.15 p m,
irlington 6.29 p w, arrive Florence 7 p
m. Leave Hartsville Sunday only 8.15 a m
Darlington 9.00 a mi, arrive~ Florence 9.20
J. 1.. KENLZY, JNO. F. DIVINE,
Gen't Manager. Gen'l Sup't.
T. M. EM1ERSON, Trffiec Manager.
H. M. E.MERSON, Gen' Pass. Agent.
55. 35. 52.
Lv Wilmington,*3.45 P.
Lv Atarion, 6.34
Ar Florence, 7.15
Lv Florence, *7.45 *2.34 A.
Ar Sumter, 8.57 3.56
Lv Sumter, 8.57 *9.40 A.
Ar Columbia, 1O-20 11.00
No. 52 runs through from Charleston via
Central R. R., leaving Charleston 7 a mi,
Lanes 8.34 a m, Manmng 9.09 a m.
54. 53. 32.
Lv Couuibin, '6 40 A. *4 15 P.
Ar Sumter, 8.05 5.35
Lv.-v.nter. 805 *606P.
Ar Florence, 9 20 7.20
Lv Florence. 9 50
Lv ,.rion, 10 30
Ar Wilmington, 1 15
No. 53 runs throogh to Charleston, 8..C.,
via Vent,al R. 1., arriving MIanning 6.04
p in, Lanes, 6.43 p m, Charleston 8.30 p in.
Trains on Conway Branch leave Chad
bourn 5.35 p m, arrive 'onway 7.40 p n,
returning leave Conway 8.30 a w, arrive
Chadbourti 11 20 a in, leave Ubadbourn
11.50 a in,arrive at H n b 12.25 pm,retovning
leave Hnb 3.00 p ma, arrive at ChadboGin
3.35 P in. Daily except Sunday.
J. R. KENLY, Gen'l Manager.
T. M. EMERSON, Traffic Manager.
H. M. EMERSON, Gen'l Pas. Agr-rt.
CENTRIAL it. 1. OF SO. CA.OLiNA.
Lv Charleston. 7.00 A. ;0.
Lv Lans, 8.04
Lv Greeleyv!, S.46
Lv Foreston, 8.55
Lv Wilson'si~ Mi .0.
Lv Manning, 90
Lv Brogdon, 92
Lr W. &~ S. .J Unet.,9.8
Ar Columibi:.. 1 0
Lv Mianingii, [
Lv Foreste,, 57
Lv Steele:. viU:.
Ar Carest, b0
Lv Sunsr, 7.02 A. -'.
Ar Ongebrg, 8.41
Lv C~smoi, .15
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