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We have just received a lot of nice, seasonahle goods which we know
will interest you. Among other things are:
TWO-GALLON WATER C(OOLEIS...........1 60
WIRE DISH COVERS.......... ............8c and 10e each
THREE PRONG ICE CHISELS................-.---.-.-.- . 15o
WIRE FLY TRAPS...............---- ...............1c each
ICE CREAM FREEZERS-1-qt., $1.35: 2-qt.. $1.75: 3-qt.. 2.25: 4-qt., $2.5.
STONE CHURNS......... ...........1-gal.. 2.c: 2-gal., .5c
POTATO MASHERS...........---..--...... --
We have lately received a large consignment of STOVE S, and can safely
say that we have the best, assortment of them to choose from that has ever been
shown in Clarendon County. Our prices, too, are so reasonable that they excite
comment from every one. We can assure you that you can do as well with us in
making purchases as you can anywhere.
We still have a few of those cheap Orangeburg Sweeps and Cotton Hots
We have lately received a lot of Paris Green Distributors or Sprayers and
will endeavor to have them on hand when wanted.
Our One-Horse Harrows have been in great demand. \\v i1l have a few.
Will find our stock of Builders' Hardware in good shape. We have
Vality Tin, Locks, Hinges. Nails in endless variety. Also White Lead. Oil and
Colors for Painters.
Have been tried -d proven the best on earth. We have Bicycle Repairs
at lowest prices.
Very truly yours.
Manning Hardware Co.
CROSSWELL & CO.
Did you know that we have the largest and most complete stock of Grocer
ies of any house in Sumter, and always prepared to meet the demands in our
Our trade has grown to such extent that we are forced to have more room.
In addition to our large store and warehouse that we now have we are fitting up
a 90-foot warehouse between the Atlantic Coast Line and Southern depots in
order that we may be in better position to supply the demands.
In addition to our large stock of goods on hand, we have lots of goods bought
at facteries that we can ship direct to you and save you money.
We give you a FEW PR~CES BELOW, but as we have not space to give
you a full list of prices, will ask that you write or come and get our prices which
we will furnish with pleasure.
Best Large Lump Starch, 40-lb. boxes ...--...--.................... 3- - lb
Best Soda, 60-lb. boxes, 1-lb. packages, at.............. .......... 2 per box
Star Lye, $3 per case, 4 dozen. Delivered in 5 case lots.
Rex Baking Powders i and 1-lb. cans, $3.60 per case of 100 -- and 50 lbs. Deliv
cred in 5 case lots, with 1 case Rex Soda, 60 lbs.. fre.e.
TEA.-Good Black and Green, 10-lb. caddies...................... 35c lb
DIME MILK.-Four dozen in case. at ..................... $3.50 per case
OLD VIRGINLA CHEROOTS-Three for 5c, at............$12.50 per thousand
OLD GLORY CHEROOTS-Five for 10c........... ........$14 per thousand
CIGARS-The finest 5c Cigars on the market............. $35 per thousand
SCHNAPPS TOBACCO-10-lb. Caddies...................... 35c per lb
EARLY BIRD TOBACCO-10-lb. Caddies.................... 3- c per lb
SWEEP APPLE TOBACCO-10-lb. Caddies.................. 34c per lb
LALLA ROOK TOBACCO-10-lb. Caddies...................32c per lb
BIG WHISTLE TOBACCO-10-lb. Caddies...................36c per lb
RED EYE TOBACCO-8 plugs to lb.. 10-lb. Caddies............ 27 e per lb
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And other Goods at LOWEST PRICES. Ask for prices which we will furnish
CROSSWELL & CO,
sTIUMT~n9, S.% C
Look to Your Interest.
Here we are, still in tae lead, and why suffer with your eyes when you
can be suited with a pair of Spectacles with so little trouble? We carry the
Celebrated HlAWES Spectacles and Glasses,
Which we are offering very cheap, from 25c to $2.50 and Gold Frames at $3
to $6. Call and be suited.
W. M. BROCKiNTON.
'THE CAROLINA GRO CRY COMPANY,
TEOXIAS WILSON, President.
19 East Bay - - Charleston, S. C.
- W We Wed1 In Eda to LEm You Write U2 for 7hieu,-e
The Percival Manufacturing Oomipany,
MEETING ST., near Line, - CHARLESTON, S. C.
WE MANUFACTURE ALL KINDS OF
ash, Doors, Blinds, Frames, Mantels, Turning,
Moulding, Scroll Work, Stair Work,
And every description of house-finishing wood work.
We are prepared to compete with any establishment in the United States in
prices and quality of work. Get an estimate from us before purchasing else
YOu. ?Will- Sa.NTO Mcrny 1 It
TD . M0 FFEIT S Allais In itatIon, A ids D Igestl n,
BW(Teething Powders) TEETtINA Relieves the Bowed
SA Trublesof Children of
0SCSony 2centS at DrtggStS, ANY AGE.
Or ma etto C..MOFFETT, M. D., ST.LIOU IS. MO.
THE TIMES j IThD7Neatly and at
Offic Doe "" - ' -'Lowest Prices.
ESCAPED FROM JAIL.
THE CLEVER SCHEME THAT WAS
WORKED BY ONE CROOK.
He Wanted a Certain Book, and He
Got It, Thanks to a Benevolent La
dy, and Its Title Proved to Be Pe
"The recent escape from the parish
prison," said a secondhand bookseller
on the old side who has almost as
many reminiscences as he has vol
umes, "reminds me of a very curious
case of jail delivery in which I was
an accessory before the fact. I was
never arrested for it, but don't ob
ject to telling you the story.
"One day in the summer of 1895 a
good looking, well dressed man strolled
into the shop and said he wanted to
get something that would interest his
old mother, whom he described as very
religious and fond of antique books.
"We picked out a dozen or so togeth
er, Fox's 'Book of Martyrs,' 'Pilgrim's
Progress,' Mather's 'Sermons of Occa
sion,' Pusey's 'Daniel the Prophet' and
among others a quaint, massively
bound volume called 'The Friend In
Affliction.' They were all interesting
old copies, but my caller told me ho
would like to submit them to his moth
er before closing the purchase and of
fered to leave a $50 bill as security.
"That was agreeable to me, and he
carried away the lot. Next day he re
turned and brought back three or four
of the books, among them 'The Friend
In Affliction,' which he remarked laugh
ingly had given his mother the blues.
The others he paid for, and I have nev
er seen him again from that day to
"Almost a week after his visit, how
ever, a thin, prim, precise, elderly lady,
a typical spinster from head to toe,
came in one afternoon and began look
ing over the shelves. Presently she
rkn across the same old 'Friend In Af
fiction' that had fared so badly in the
other trade, and, much to my gratifi
cation, she purchased it on the spot.
It was exactly the thing, she said, to
give consolation to an unfortunate per
son of her acquaintance who was then
in great trouble. I was glad to get rid
of the book and let her have it for a
couple of dollars.
"Fully a month afterward I was
amazed to receive a visit from a big,
burly man, who introduced himself as
a detective, produced 'The Friend In
Affliction' from a valise and asked me
what I knew about it.
"The book had suffered since I saw it
last. One of its thick covers was rip
ped open, and sticking inside was a
small steel file. The story the detective
told me was certainly extraordinary.
"It seems that a noted northern crook
had been in jail in a small town up the
country on a charge of bank burglary
and being a very smooth rascal had en
listed the sympathy of a philanthropic
old lady of the place who had a fad
for prison reform. He persuaded her
that he had thoroughly repented, and
she used to visit him regularly and
bring him tracts and delicacies.
"Among other things he told her that
while broke in New Orleans he had
sold all of his belongings, including a
keepsake from his mother-a volume
called 'The Friend In Affliction.' He
gave her my address as the place
where he had left the precious relic
and worked on her feelings to such an
extent that she promised to secure the
book for him the first time she visited
"How she discovered and purchased
it you already know. On her return she
carried it straight to the jail, and while
ordinarily all gifts for prisoners were
closely examined, this lady's high char
acter made such precaution seem un
necessary and she passed in the volume
"A few days later the turnkey found
a barred window neatly sawed and the
bird flown. He also found 'The Friend
In Affliction' lying on the floor, and in
one of the massive covers were several
saws and the file I have mentioned.
Of course the philanthropic old lady
was immediately questioned, and her
hysterical replies led to the visit of the
detective, but nothing ever came of the
quest The fugitive is supposed to have
left on an outbound steamer-at any
rate he was never caught.
"What about my first customer, did
you ask? Oh, he was undoubtedly theI
'pal who planted the saws."-New Or
BABY'S PRETTY CURLS.
Plled Them Off In a Car and Em
barrassed Her Mamma.
A well dressed woman with a beauti
ful baby in her arms attracted the at
tention of all the passengers on a Ger
mantown car. Every one was fasci
nated by the baby's pretty and smiling
face and particularly by two golden
curls which hung down her cheeks.
After awhile the child became nerv
ous and began to tug at one of the
curls which protruded from her hood.
The woman, presumably her mother,
quickly stopped her, but a few mo
ments later she looked out of the win
dow. No sooner was her face turned
than the child seized her bonnet with
both hands and pulled it off. It offer
er little resistance, but to the astonish
ment of every one on the car the curls
came with it, and the supposed golden
haired baby showed that In reality Its
head was without the semblance of a
The child swung the bonnet to and
fro and laughingly held it up for the
inspection of the other passengers. It
was almost a minute before the wom
an turned around. When she saw
what the baby had done, her face
fused, and without a word she pick
ed up the child and walked sedately
out of the car. When last seen, she
was trudging down Spring Garden
street with the baby tucked under her
arm like a sack of oats, but still hold
ing tightly to the bonnet and cooing,
'See my pooty hair?"-Philadelphia
Times. _ _ _ _ _ _
Behind the Scenes.
"A good many people," said a veter
an stage manager the other day, "have
an Idea that beyond the scenes of a
stage there is great fun and hilarity
and that actors have a jolly sort of
time between their appearances before
the audience. The fact is a military
camp during times of Inspection Is no
more sedate than is the rear of any
well regulated stage when the public
in front of the footlights is being en
tertained. The shifting of scenes and
the proper execution of an intricate
play require all the thought that can
be given them. All the men and women
have all they can do to properly per
form their parts. if a manager is an
easy going man, caring little for dis
cipline, he soon gets to the end of his
career. You may be sure there is no
business that is carried on In a more
businesslike way than Is the play
house, and when the fun Is on in the
front those behind the scenes are care
fully watching to see that no hitch oc
curs and that every one is ready to do
his part at the proper time and does
it properly when the time comes."'
Following are some of the
appointed awarded the prize-$l
by applying in person or sendin.
Of all the stores in Manning
That customers should come.
There's none near so inviting
As W. E. Jenkinson's.
If people from the country
Could only just but know
Hlow they could save their money.
To Jen'kinson's they would go.
Whence came Mr. W. E. Jenkinson.
This man who sells so low?
From an humble farm in Clarendon.
Kind friends you all must know.
By toil on the plantation
His life he thus began.
To lay the true foundation
Of every honest man.
But the natural disposition
Of this energetc young man
Was to take a high position
.Among the merehants of the lant.
* 'ommencing at the bottoni round
The ladder of Fame to climb.
You'll find him here in this town
To please you every tim'.
Come. then. to Jenkinson's store.
Where the loftiest goods are seen.
With prices marked so very low
They'll surely take you in.
in his millinery department
Are wonders to behold,
The gorgeous, grand equipment
Will charm your very soul.
A magnificent line of dry goods.
And shoes, both large and small.
With the latest style in dress good'
To suit the taste of all.
It matters not your avocation.
You'll sure be treated right
By a host of clever salesmen
Who'll serve you day or night.
Now when you come to town
Your purchases to make.
Be sure and call around
And you'll make no mistake.
Silver, S. C.
I) EARED by Christian parents and
I imbued with an ambition for suc
cess, Mr. Jenkinson has demonstrated
nergy, enterprise and ability in his
He was born near Fulton, Claren
don county, South Carolina, in 1865.
He worked on his father's farm until
he was 18 years of age. He had saved
his money and was eager for an edu
cation, but there were no schools
near his home. He determined to
attend the Manning Academy locat
ed at the county seat. He entered
the primary department, applied
himself diligently for four years and
made rapid progress in all of his
studies. In 1885 he accepted a clerk
ship with Mr. S. A. Rigby in Man
ning. In September, 1894, with this
experience together with an ambi
tion to emulate the most successful
of merchants, he invested S1,000 in a
stock of goods and began a mercan
tile business. His stock was burned
in February, 1895, but it was fully in
sured. Scarcely had the smoke died
away before a new stock was ordered.
Today he carries a fashionable line
of dry goods, clothing, shoes and
Mr. Jenkinson considers honesty
the greatest of virtues, and idleness
the greatest of vices. He is the first
in his store in the morning and the
last to leave at night. In mercantile
circles he is regarded as one of the
leading merchants in Manning, up
right in his transactions, prompt in
meeting his bills, and he takes ad
vantage of all discounts. He does an
annual business of $50,000.
In 1891 he married Miss Daisy Bag
nal, a bright, accomplished young
lady who has, in reality, been a co
partner throughout his business ca
eer, serving him as a competent
ook-keeper and adviser. They have
one child, an interesting little girl of
five summers. Mr. Jenkinson is a
ethodist, a Mason, a Knight of
ythias and a Democrat.
L. LUCILLE ALSBROOK.
Age, 14 years.
HIS is a broad and interesting sub
I ject to consider. WVhen Mr. Jen
kinson first moved to Manning he
began clerking for Mr. S. A. Rigby
and he clerked for him about five or
six years, then he began business for
himself, and by his energy, perse
verance and good management, has
built up onie of the largest dry goods
usinesses in this town. Mr. Jenk
inson is a man of good character.
Mr. Jenkinson is one of the leading
embers of the Manning Methodist
church and contributes liberally to
al its calls for help to any charitable
purpose. Mr. Jenkinson is a friend
f most all the people in Manning.
He is a man that deserves credit, for
the success which he has attained in
the mercantile business. His success
goes to show that he possesses the
necessary qualifications that go to
make up a good business man.
Mr. Jenkinson was carrying all
staple groceries, but he did not have
room enough for his millinery and
e sold out all his groceries and
opened all the back of his store into
a millinery department.
lF THE leading merchants of Man
ning none have shown more com
manding ability and won a more
omplete measure of success than W.
E. Jenkinson. He is a man of quiet
manner, medium height, and is well
built. His face indicates an amiable,
sympathetic disposition with an in
domitable will and energy. He was
born in 1885 on his father's planta
tion near Fulton, Clarendon county,
There was no school in the neigh
borhood and not until he was eigh
teen years of age did he have an op
portunity of attending school. With
hiis earnings he left home to attend
the Manning Academy located at the
ounty seat and taught by Mr. S. A.
Nettles and his sister. His ambitious
efforts soon won the esteem of his
teachers and their hearty co-opera
tion in his advancement. He speaks
of Mr. Nettles in earnest, grateful
terms as his teacher and a staunch
friend in his business relations. Af
ter four years' study he clerked for
nine years. Polite, accommodating
nd honest, he was popular. In 1894
he invested in a S1,000 stock of gen
eral merehandise and began mer
chandising. He advertises exten
sively, gives close personal attention
to his business, is upright in his
transactions, prompt on demand to
meet his accounts and does an an
nual business of about $50,000. His
stock was totally destroyed by fire in
1895, but lie was insured, and after a
short delay was at his business a ga in.
In 1891 he married Miss Daisy Bag
naal, an accomplished young school
marm. At once she became his book
keeper, has contributed her share to
the success of the business and is
truthfully a copartner. A bright lit
tle girl, five years old, is their only
child. He is a Democrat, member of
the Masonic and Knights of Pythias
fraternities and a Methodist.
BISHOP NETTLES ALsBROoK,
Manning, S. C.
Age, 11 years.
S OME eight or ten years ago there
Ucame to Manning a young man
from the lower part of Clarendon
and engaged as clerk in the general
merchandise store of S. A. Rigby.
By his straight forward manner and
accommodating disposition he soon
won the esteem of the community,
and when some six years ago he
started out in business for himself,
every one was sure that he would
W. E. Jenkinson (for this is his
xame) opened up a general merchan'
dise business on a modest scale and
conducted it with such prudence and
good taste that in a short time gained
the confdence both of the houses
from which he bought and the entire
ttading public and his business grew~
.. rpily wm hi mammoth dry
) MY E8LWE
Compositions written on 'Me anc
0 in gold-to Miss Lizzie Briggs c
goods, clothing and shoe store stands
a monument to sterling worth: The
people of Clarendon no longer are
obliged to take a costly trip to Sum
ter to get what they need, no matter
how fastidious they may be or how
zealously they may search for the
He has recently added a dressmak
ing department, under the manage
ment of the well-known dress-maker,
Mrs. Barfield. He has enlarged his
Millinery department and can show
a complete line of everything that
pleases the taste of woman, so if you
want the latest styles in hats, go to
W. E. Jenkinson.
If you wish to buy a dress, from a
silk to a calico and have it made in
the latest style, go to W. E. Jenkin
son. If you want fine shoes, go to
Jenkinson. If a gentleman wants
the latest styles in clothing, hats,
etc., he can find them at Jenkinson's.
SALLIE V. INGRAM,
Manning, S. C.
WHFN strangers come to the town
of Manning and enter the busi
ness portion their attention is imme
diately attracted towards the store
on the corner of Boyce and Mill
streets, occupied by that hustling
merchant, Mr. W. E. Jenkinson. The
question is then asked, Vho is Mr.
Jenkinson, and wherein lies his great
When Mr. Jenkinson came to Man
ning he entered the store of Mr.
Rigby as a clerk, where he soon won,
by his integrity and attention to
business, the esteem of his employer
and customers. A few years later he
began business for himself, commen
cing on a smali scale. But on enter
ing his store today one may obtain
the very finest and latest styles of
men's and boys' suits, dress goods,
shoes, millinery and dress-making;
also school books. He is one of Man
ning's leading merchants, and justly
so, for not only has he made his store
popular, but has done his town great
good. Before, Sumter was visited by
many ladies desiring dresses or hats,
simply because they couldn't be got
ten in Manning. This didn't suit Mr.
Jenkinson and, by careful study of
the wants of his customers, we have
seen in the last few years the tide
turned towards Manning, because
now you can get what you want at
Jenkinson's and as cheaply as at any
other place. This stimulated his
competitors, therefore both town
and people are benefited thereby.
There is no doubt that Mr. Jenkin
son turned the mercantile business
out of the old ruts. We think the
secret of Mr. Jenkinson's success is
his readiness to get for a customer
whatever is wanted, that may not be
found in his stock at whatever trou
ble or expense.
Let all comers know that the red
flag floating so defiantly over the
corner store means that it will never
strike its colors to any competitors.
Manning, S. C.
MR. W. E. JENKINSON, the enter
prising young merchant of Man
ning has done more for the people of
Clarendon County in giving them
the most goods for the least money.
Before Mr. Jenkinson began business
in Manning a large part of Claren
don's trade went to Sumter, but his
motto being low prices and quick
sales, has brought the trade to Man
ning. One cannot but admire his
pleasant manner and good taste.
Ladies have very little trouble in
shopping-just give him an idea of
what you want and he will fill your
bill in latest style. When we enter
his store we are promptly met by po
lite clerks who lose no time in dis
playing his beautiful assortment of
If you want your dress made up
to-date you can have it done without
leaving his store. You need not have
any fear that your shoes are not good
if you get them from his store, for h~e
keeps nothing but the best. His
slippers are beauties, and girls, if
you want your feet to look small and
pretty just get a pair.
Just walk back to his millinery de
partment and you can be suited with
any style of hat you want. Go up
stairs and you will be convinced that
his line of men's and boys' clothing
cannot be surpassed.
We children love him because he
resurrected Santa Claus whom we
thought was dead. His beautiful
line of toys gladden our hearts at
May he live long and his business
continue to prosper in the future as
it has done in the past, is the wish of
Age, 12 years.
A COUNTRY lad early in life con
ceived the idea that his talents did
not suit the farm, but centered upon
a mercantile life. Following the nat
ural bent of his mind, ere he reached
manhood the youth sought and
found business in the town of Man
ning, S. C. Even at the outset .he
exhibited untiring energy and in
domitable perseverance as a clerk.
He put his whole soul in his busi
ness. His attention to all who came
to nis house was such that soon their
number was greatly increased. His
employer was highly pleased with
him and placed more confidence in
him than falls to the lot of clerks in
general. Others besides his employer
had their eyes on the young man.
In a few years he started business
for himself. He was aided in his ef
torts and proved that he was an up
to-date merchant. He seemed intui
tively to know how and what to buy.
Also that there is much in proper
advertisment. He put those ideas in
practice and found the result most
satisfactory. He soon drew magnet
ically many, very many, to his coun
ters and gained the deserved credit
of selling at only a living price. Un
fortunately, the fire fiend destroyed
his stock. He did not remain idlej
'while awaiting the result of insur
ance, but we find him behind the
counter of another merchant selling
goods. His actions indicate conclu
sively that he will not be thwarted in
his purpose if possible to prevent it.
ie again opened with a stock at
prices which defied competition and
has steadily increased his business.
He has combined millinery with dry
goods. His co-workers in his exten
sive business understand and per
form his and her parts well.
W. E. Jenkinson has done much to
build up the mercantile trade in
Manning and stands without a com
peer. ANNIE WHITE.
WILLIAMI ELDRIDGE JENKIN
ISON was born in Friendship
township, Clarendon county, South
Carolina, February 8, 1864. Though
born and raised on a farm, he was
not destined to quietly spend his life
on the farm. He came to Manning
and clerked for Mr. S. A. Rigby, and
from his savings he embarked in the
mercantile business, but he did not
remain in obscurity very long.
As a man, his honesty,integrity and
perseverance soon pushed him to the
front. As a merchant, prices and the
quality of the goods, brought him
before the public; and today, though
only thirty-six years old, he stands
in the front ranks with the mer
chants of this section of the State,
and the name Jenkinson presupposes
bargains. When cotton went down
to little over four cents and the mer
chants all over the State began fail
ing, Jenkinson, like a good ship in a
roaring sea bravely stood the test
Iand came out a mighty victor.
ad the con+y npnpe and look
.My Business." The Committee
f Silver. She will receive same
W. E. JENKINSON.
at the space used by Jenkinson-his
flaming advertisements well show
what is behind them. Jenkinson's
progress has truly been rapid. It
seems improbable that the Jenkinson
who was once almost in obscurity
has so rapidly risen that he now
stands forth the best known mer
chant in Clarendon county. No won
der the ladies like to go-to Jenkin
son's; there they are waited upon by
a corps of efficient clerks.
Personally Jenkinson is most ge
nial, liked by all the ladies and re
spe'!ted by all men. Salesmen like
to sell him and the people like to
buy from him. We cannot expect
the idiosyncrats to like him, he can
not afford to put up with their
whims and fancies.
Manning had no milliner until
Jenkinson, in face of all persuasion
to the contrary, got him a milliner.
Has it paid? There are several in
town. I but express the sentiments
of the people when I say that though
now a victor Jenkinson has yet to
solve the hardest problems of his life.
As you enter Jenkinson's store you
immediately feel at home. Ask for
what you want. Mr. Jenkinson him
self often meets his customers at the
door. Are you afraid to ask for what
you want then? I think not. You
feel perfectly at home talking to him.
But as I said before, he has before
him the hardest problems of his life,
for today he has to compete with
Sumter, Columbia and Charleston.
In closing I cannot but say, surely
there is yet a great reward in store
for William E. Jenkinson.
JoHN K. BREEDIN.
SIME" IN this signifies the person
of W. E. Jenkinson of Manning,
S. C., and "My Business" means sim
ply the trade carried on by this
man in this town. Any one go
ing to this town will see his sign in
front of a large brick building on the
main square. Entering the door of
this building one's eyes will almost
certainly fall upon a middle-aged
man, of an average size, with very
light hair and corresponding mus
tache. This man is the proprietor of
the business. He comes forward with
quick but firm step and is ever ready
to welcome customers.
Looking around, the visitor can
soon get some idea of what is meant
by "My Business" at the beginning
of this. One side of the room is filled
with dry goods, while an immense
stock of shoes fills the other. The
millinery department occupies one
side of the back part of the room.
To the right of this is found the gro
cery department, while over these an
upper floor is filled with trunks,
gent's clothing and the like. In this
store can be found almost everything
wished for, and the prices are always
very reasonable. The goods kept are
new and stylish, so they always
please the customers.
This man and his business are
widely known and the people from
all sections of the county furnish
him an extensive trade.
New Zion School.
Age, 13 years.
IN THE year 1882 there came to the
town of Manning an obscure far
mer boy, born and reared on his
father's farm, near Panola, in Clar
endon county, to attend the school
then conducted by S. A. Nettles, ac
quiring an education and supporting
himself in the meantime by serving
as salesman for S. A. Rigby, where
he obtained such a thorough knowl
edge of merchandising that, 'when In
1893 he engaged in merchandising on
his own account, success attended
him from the start, and from a mod
est beginning the business has grown
and increased until it has become
the most important dry goods busi
ness in the town of Manning or the
county of Clarendon. Having grown
up with the town and his interests
being identical with the interests of
his home town, the history of Man
ning is so interwoven with the his
tory of the subject of this sketch,
viz, W. E. Jenkinson, that a history
of our county seat that did not in
lude W. E. Jenkinson and his busi
ness would not be complete. He in
troduced the spring and autumn mil
linery openings into Manning and his
is always grand. So in his example
let every young man find something
to learn in his honesty and good ex
LILLA M. PLOWDEN,
Pupil of Mill Branch School.
Age, 12 years.
M R. JENKINSON has proven himself
to be a thorough business man and
a successful merchant. Quiet but with
a determination to succeed, he has won
the confidence of the public.
He was born near Fulton, Clarendon
county, in 1865. There were no schools
in that neighborhood and he assisted
his father on the farm until he was 18
years old. Then with money he had
saved, he entered the Manning Acad
em. He barely could write his name,
but' during the school term he made the
most improvement in penmanship and
won the gold pen awarded. He attend
ed the Manning Academy about four
years then began clerking. He soon
became the most popular clerk of the
In 1894, having been a clerk for nine
years, he began business for himself.
Each year since, he has increased his
stock and this year commands a half
million business- He was burnt out in
1895, but was fully insured. He at
once ordered another stock and while
it was on the way and the insui-ance
was being settled, he clerked again.
His stock consists of dry goods and no
tions, also shoes; besides, he has milli
nery and mantua-making departments.
He is always the first in his store and
the last to leave. He works harder
than any of his clerks.
He was married to Miss Daisy Bag
nal in 1891. She keeps books and works
as hard as he does. She is competent,
lever and popular. They have one
child, Martha, a black-eyed, rosy
cheeked little girl. He is a member of
the Methodist church, of Masonic and
Knights of Pythias lodges and a Demo
rat. DIMPLE ALsBROOK,
Manning. S. C.
Age. S years.
F ROM what I know of Mr. Jenkinson
he commenced clerking for Mr. S. A.
Rigby when quite a young man, on an
ordinary salary, and gradually became
the head clerk of Mr. Rigby's store.
Soon Mr. Rigby gave him charge of his
dry goods department. Mr. Jenkinson
managed this department so well that I
feel sure Mr. Rigby is sorry that he
ever let him get away. Mr. Jenkinson
oot his start in this way and opened up
a store here a few years ago. At first
he just kept a dry goods store, then he
opened up a general merchandise busi
ness and from the remarks and compli
ments paid him I am sure he pleased
everybody with the general merchan
dise business, but Mr. Jenkinson
thought that he could please every body
better with a strictly dry goods and
millinery store. He has strictly got it
and a nice one at that. Come and see
him, he always takes pleasure in show
ing any one and in quoting prices. Mr.
Jenkinson can sell you just as cheap or
cheaper than you can buy anywhere
else and the good part about buying
from Mr. Jenkinson is. when you buy
an article from him you know it is
worth having. I know one or two
thought they could do better elsewhere,
but they changed their minds before
they closed the bargain. Come and
give him a call and I feel assured that
you will trade with him hereafter.
Why Salt Is Commonly used to Put
In accounts of chimney fires it is
common to read that the fire was ex
tinguished by throwing salt down the
chimney. Salt is used because there
is liberated from it when it comes into
contact with the fire a gas that within
an inclosed space like a chiwey is
very effective in extinguish' ifire.
The primary purpose in throwing salt
or anything else down a burning chim
ney is to dislodge the burning soot,
chimney fires being caused by the igni
tion of the soot clinging to the inside
of the chimney. Salt is used for this
purpose not alone because of its pecul
iar effectiveness, but also because it is
something available for the purpose
that can commonly be found at hand
in a house. It is thrown down the
chimney In such a manner that It will
rattle down the sides and by its weight
knock down the soot and sparks cling
ing to the chimney's insides.
A bucket of sand has been put to the
same use with good effect, and some
times a scuttle of coal has been poured
down the chimney, the coal bounding
about from side to side as it dropped
and so doing its work effectively.
Sometimes a brick is taken from the
chimney itself and, tied to a clothes
line, is hauled up and down the chim
ney, with the same result. At the
hearth below or at the bottom of the
chimney wherever the sparks may fall
there is stationed a man with a pail of
water to put out whatever fire may
drop. Water is not played on a chim
ney fire from a hose because it is not
necessary, and the water would do
more damage than the fire.
The damage caused by a fire in a
chimney when it is confined there is
nothing or next to nothing. Left alone,
however, a chimney fire might work its
way Into a building and so prove de
structive, and therefore slight as they
may be in themselves or as they might
be in their consequences chimney fires
are always put out and commonly in
the manner described.-Exchange.
EAGLES AND THEIR PREY.
A Giant Bird Whose Race Has Hap
pily Become Extinct.
There is at the present moment at
the Natural History museum a model
of the skull of an eagle so gigantic that
the imagination can scarcely fit it into
the life of this planet at all.
The whole head is larger than that of
an ox, and the beak resembles a pair
of hydraulic shears. Unlike most of
the giant beasts, this eagle, which in
habited Patagonia, appears from its
remains to have differed little from
the existing species. Its size alone
distinguishes it. The quills of the
feathers which bore this awful raptor
through the air must have been as
thick as a walking stick and the webs
as wide as car blades. It would have
killed and torn to pieces creatures as
large as a bison and whirled up into
the sky and dropped into the rocks
the gigantic carapaced animals of
prehistoric Patagonia as easily as a
modern eagle of California does the
land tortoise on which it feeds.
Even today there are few carnivo
rous animals, whether birds or beasts,
which have so wide a range of prey
as the eagles. Like the kinged drag
ons of old story, they can ravage
earth, air and sea and feed promiscu
ously on the denizens of all three ele
ments. From serpents on the burning
desert to seals on the everlasting ice,
from monkeys in the tropical forests
to marmots on the Alpine slopes, from
dead sheep on highland hills to pea
cocks in the Indian jungles, no form of
fish, flesh or fowl comes amiss to them,
and the young eagle, driven by the in
exorable law of his race from the home
where he was reared, finds a free
breakfast table wherever he fles.
HOW TO CATCH A COLD.
he Various Ways In Which It May
The various ways in which a cold*
may be brought on are thus describ
ed by Dr. J. H. Kellogg: "A little knife
blade of air blowing in through a
rack in a window upon some part of
the body will chill that part, and the
blood vessels of that region will be
come contracted, affecting somewhere
in the interior of the body an area In
refex relation with this portion of the
surface of the body.
"For instance, the blood vessels of the
skin of the top of the shoulders and
the chest are associated with the blood
vessels of the lungs, so that whatever
happens to the blood vessels of the
skin of the shoulders and chest hap
pens also to the blood vessels of the
lungs. If there is a contraction of the
blood vessels of the back of the neck,
here will be a contraction of the blood
vessels of the nose and throat, and If
there is a contraction of the blood ves
sels of the top of the shoulders and
the shoulder blades there will also be
a contraction of the blood vessels of
the lungs. When the influence of the
old is continued, this contraction is
followed by congestion.
"When one puts bis hands into cold'
water for a few minutes, they are first
pale and then red. This Is reaction.
The longer the application and the
more Intense the degree of cold the
greater will be the contraction and the
ongestion. So if the back of the neck
is exposed for a long time to the influ
ence of cold one Is likely to have a
cold in the nose and throat If the
shoulder blades and the tops of the
shoulders are exposed, one is likely to
take cold in the lungs and suffer from
ongestion of the lungs. If the cold is
long continued, It may cause not only
a congestion, but an inflammation of
the nose or the lungs.
"So if the bottoms of the feet become
wet or chilled a weakness of the blad
der may result if there has ever been a
trouble there or a weakness of the
stomach if there has been a catarrh of
that organ."-Good Health.
How to Dry Rubber Boots.
It was a problem how to dry out hip
rubber boots. In the sitting room there
w'as an open grate fire which was cov
ered every night with fine coal and a
few shovelfuls of ashes, so that the
room never became quite cold. We
found that if we heated a piece of old
flannel as hot as possible and stuffed it
down into the foot of a boot and stood
the boot in front of the fireplace It
was as dry as a bone next morning.
The handiest thing to keep the boot leg
open is a spring steel corset rib about
18 inches long by three-quarter Inch
in width.-Forest and Stream.
Eggs become unwholeof wnI
kept in refrigerators. A foundu foym th
in them which is easilys fondt nte
microscope, althoughe iunus otnti
ble to the taste.he feuconsdershow
tutes daare consumed by all classes
of 5ycIety, and people of delicate con
stitutions ought to be particularly care
ul that they eat fresh and not kept
ATLANTIC COAST LINE,
CHARLESTON, S. C., Jan. 14, 1900.
On and after this date the following
passenger schedule will be in effect:
*35. *23. *53.
Lv Florence, 3.25 A 7.55 P.
Lv Kingstree, 8.57
Ar Lanes, 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 Charleston, 6.33 A. 5.17 P. 7.00 A.
Ar Lanes. 8.18 0.45 8.32
Lv Lanes 8 18 6.45
Lv Kingstree. 8.34
Ar Florence, 9.28 7.55
*Daily. tDaily except Sunday.
No. 52 runs through to Columbia via
Central R. R. of S. C.
Trains Nos. 78 and 32 run via Wilson
and Fayetteville-Short Line-and make
close connection for all points North.
Trains on C. & D. R. R. leave Florence
daily except Sunday 9.55 a in, arrive Dar
lington 10.28 a m, Cheraw, 11.40 a m,
Wadesboro 12.35 p m. Leave Florence
daily except Sunday, 8.00 p m, arrive Dar.
lington, 8.25 p m, Hartsville 9.20 p in,
Bennetsville 9.21 p m, Gibson 9.45 p m.
Leave Florence Sunday only 9.55 a m, ar
rive Darlington 10.27, Hartsville 11.10
Leave Gibson daily except Sunday 6.35
a m, Bennettsville 6.59 a in, arrive Darling
ton 7.50 a m. Leave Hartsville daily ex
cept Sunday 7.00 a m, arrive Darlington
7.45 a in, leave Darlington 8.55 a w, arrive
Florence 9.20 a m. Leave Wadesboro daily
except Sunday 4 25 p m, Cheraw 5.15 p m,
Darlington 6.29 p in, arrive Florence 7 p
M. Leave Hartsville Sunday only 8.15 a in
Darlington 9.00 a m, arrive Florence 9.20
J. . KENLEY, JNO. F. DIVINE,
Gen'l Manager. Gen'l Sup't.
T. M. EMERSON, Trafic Manager.
H. M. EMERSON, Gen'l Pass. Agent.
W. C. & A.
55. 35. 52.
Lv Wilmington,*3.45 P.
Lv Marion, 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, 10.20 11.00
No. 52 runs through from Charleston via
Central R. R., leaving Charleston 7 a in,
Lanes 8.34 a ni, Manning 9.09 a in.
54. 53. 32.
Lv Columbia, 0.40 A. *4.15 P.
Ar Sumter, 8.05 5.35
Lv somter, 8.05 *6.06 P.
Ar Florence, 9 20 7.20
Lv Florence, 9.50
Lv Marion, 10.34
Ar Wilmington, 1.15
No. 53 rrns through to Charleston, S. C.,
via Cential R. [R.. arriving Manning 6.04
p w, Lanes, 6.43 p in, Charleston 8.30 p m.
Trains on Conway Branch leave Chad
bourn 5.35 p m, arrive Conway 7.40 p i.
returning leave Conway 8.30 a m, arrive
Chadbourn 11.50 a in, leave Chadbourn
11.50 a in,arrive at Hub 12.25 pm,returning
leave Hub 3.00 p m, arrive at Chadbourn
3.35 p m. Daily except Sunday.
J. R. KENLY, Gen'l Manager.
T. M. EMERSON, Trafic Manager.
H. M. EMERSON, Gen'l Pass. Agent.
CENTRAL R. R. OF SO. CAROLINA.
Lv Charleston, 7.00 A. M.
Lv Lanes, 8.34 "
Lv Greeleyville, 8.46 "
Lv Foreston, 8.55 "
Lv Wilson's Mill, 9.01 "
Lv Manning, 9.03
Lv Alcolu, 9.16 "
Lv Brogdon, 9.25 "
Lv W. & S. Junct., 9.38"
Lv Sumter, 9.40
Ar Columbia, 11.00"
Lv Columbia, 4.00 P. M.
Lv Suater, 5.13 "
Lv W. &S. Junct. 5.15 "
Lv Brogdon, 5.27 "
Lv Alcolu, 5.35 "
Lv Manning, 0.04 "
Lv Wilson's Mill, 5.50"
Lv Foreston, 5.57 "
Lv Greeleyville, 6.05"
- Ar Lanes, 6.17 "
Ar Charleston, 8.00 "
MANCHESTER & AUGUSTA R. 1R.
Lv Sumter, 3.47 A. I.
Ar Creston, 4.43 "
Ar Orangeburg, 5.10"
Ar Denmark, 5.48 "
Lv Denmark, 4.28 P. M.
Lv Orangeburg, 5.02
Lv Creston, 5.27 -
Ar Sumter, 6.18 "
Trains 32 and 35 carry through Pullman
palace buffet sleeping cars between New
York and Macon via Augusta.
W1Ailson and Snmmerton R. R.
TIME TADIE No. 1,
In effect Monday, June 13th, 1898.
Between Sumter and Wilson's Mills.
No. 73. Daily except Sunday No. 72.
P M Stations. 1? M
200 Le.......Suter...Ar 1230
2 03 ....W & SJunction. 3227
2 38.........Packsville.......11 30
2 50...........ilver.........11 10
3 05 (......Millard........ .10145
3 50 ...Summierton... 10 10
4 20...... .... Davis..........945
4 45.........Jordan ... .......935
5 15 Ar..Wilson's Mills..Le 9 05
P M A M
Between .Mtillard and St. Paul.
No 73. No. 75. No. 72. No. 74.
PFM A M Stations A M P M
305 1015 Le Millard Ar 10 45 335
3 15 10 25 Ar St. Paul Le 10 35 3 25
PM AM AM PM
THOS. WILSON, President.
Bank of MannIng,
MANNINC, 8. C.
Transaets a general banking busi
Prompt and special attention given
to depositors residing out of town.
All collections have prompt atten
Business hours iromn 9 a. mn. to
A. LEVI, Cashier.
BOARD OF DIREcTOBs.
J. W. McLuov, W. E. Baows
S. M. NEISEN, JOSEPH SPEOT'
J. S. wILSON. W. C. DURANT.
WILSON & DLRANT,
Allorneyis and Couns'elors at J.au-,
MANNING, S. C.