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THE HORN-BASS COMPANY,
CHEAPEST STORE IN THE STATE,
Has the right of way and is now open in full blast next door to the Bank of Sumter.
Just received, A SOLID CAR LOAD OF SHOES. Biggest shipment of Shoes ever received in this part of the State. Also, car loads of
e.DRY GOODS, CLOTHING,
Buying together in such large quantities for so many different stores in North and South Carolina enables us to sell them cheaper than many merchants buy them. Catch step to the tune of Low Prices and march to
the store where you can buy more goods for the same money than ever known in this State. Listen !
Ladies' Patent Tip Button Shoes, $1 kind, at...-................................48 cents pair Men's Sits t
Men's Congress and Lace Shoes, $1.50 kind, at..... -- --.. -- -.... ...........................98 cents part
Misses' Tan Shoes, worth $1, at .......................................8 cents pair Calicoes, the 5-cent kind
M en's Pa n ts... --- -- -.-- --- --------- -----.....................2 cents and upward Blc Drs God ,elc
.Men's .Pans.......... ........... ......Ca.icoes,..the.. .-cent.kin5dcents-and upw.rd.B.ac.Dress.Good,-se.l.everwhere.at.8.cents;......rice......................4.... . en19 ce rt
Mnen's Pants, worth $1.25 to $1.50, at............................................98 cents pair This is an opportunity the people of Suyfter and adjoining counties have never before had. Everthing cheap
These are only a few of the many values we have. No misrepresentations to effect a sale; everything just as advertised. Come running to the
10h h~e!Soei eSoe
It goes without saying that we have one of the cheapest
and most attractive stocks of Merchandise ever brought to
Our Dry Goods Stock
Is the largest we ever handled, and in this department you
will find everything you wish or will need. We have been
compelled to send off large orders daily to fill in the large gap
made by our daily trade.
We have never had such a large Shoe trade and it would
surprise the oldest merchant to see the number of Shoes we
are selling every day. The
Red Hot Bargains
We offer in Shoes has given us a Shoe trade that would sur
prise Clarendon county and a trade that any large city would
be proud of.
The Clothing Business
We have in a sling, and sell as many or more Suits than the
balance of the town put together. Our Men's, Boys' and
Children's Suits are complete in all grades.
You should see our $1 Suits for Boys, ages 6 to 16 yrs.
Our Millinery Department
Is a thing of beauty. Ladies' and Children's Hats, Ribbons,
Silks and Velvets: the choicest and best of the season.
If you expect to travel or remain at home, remember
our stock of
Trunks and Valises
Is the largest and cheapest in town. These goods are bought
direct from the factory.
Our line of Shot Guns, Saddles, Bridles, Harness, etc., is
complete in every respect..
Full line of Rugs, Chenille Covers, etc.
Our early fall trade has far surpassed our most sanguine
expectations. We want to make this season's trade one of
the largest ever known in this section, and if selling good
goods for less money than you can buy them elsewhere, we
will accomplish our strongest desire.
Remember it will be no trouble, but a great pleasure. to
With best wishes and kind regards to all, we remain,
OLD STAGE EFFECTS.
SCENES THAT USED TO THRILL
AUDIENCES YEARS AGO.
A Ludicrous Mishap That Once
Floored Frank Mayo In the Cli
max In "Davy Crockett"-A Crude
Fire Scene That Was Very Popular.
"Great Scott. how a modern audi
ence would gibe at the stage effects
that used to thrill folks thirty or so
years ago!" said an old theatrical man
ager who was In the city recently en
route to Frisco. "Take the famous
wolf scene in 'Davy Crockett,' for in
stance, that made a fortune for dear
old Frank Mayo. That was consid
ered one of the most realistic things of
its day, and it stirred audiences to ab
solutely frantic excitement. You re
member how it went: Davy and the
heroine have taken refuge in a moun
tain cabin, and suddenly they hear
a long drawn wall - Ow-o-o-o-o!
Ow-o-o-o-o-o! It sounded like a tom
cat on a moonlit fence and was emitted
by the 'prop' man, standing in the
wings. Davy springs to his feet. He
listens with his hand to his ear. The
orchestra plays tremolo. 'The wolves!'
he cries, and the house begins to hold
"Meanwhile the prop man puts on
more steam. The beasts are nearing.
Davy glares around distractedly. Mer
ciful hevings! He has burned up the
door bar for fuel: The prop man
howls at the top of his voice. Davy
dashes up his sleeve. He springs to
the door, rams his bare arm through
the empty staples, and two stuffed
wolves' heads are poked suddenly
through a hole at the bottom! Then
the curtain drops, there is more tremo
lo, and it rises again to discover Davy
fainting at the portal with a couple of
streaks of red paint around his good
right arm to show where the staples
pinched. That scene would excite de
rision today, but it kept the wolf from
Mayo's own door for many a long year.
Incidentally it was responsible for
some ludicrous mishaps.
"On one occasion, while touring
througb Iowa, the special scenery was
delayed by a railroad wreck and a local
stage carpenter undertook to 'fake up'
the cabin interior. By some mistake
he made the staples several inches too
small, and when Mayo. who was
rather portly, rushed to the rescue he
was horrified to discover that he could
not get his arm through the irons. IIe
pushed and squirmed and sweat blood,
but it was no go. and as the wolves
were supposed to be advancing on a
dead lope the situation was decidedly
critical. It so happened that the
actress who played the heroine that
season was very spirituelle, not to say
scrawny, and while poor Davy was
still wriggling at the door some gallery
god suddenly piped out: 'Break away,
fatty, and let de lady try!' The audi
ence roared and Mayo signaled for a
"Fire effects are regarded with dis
favor nowadays," continued the man
ager, "because if too realistic they are
apt to create a panic in a crowded thea
ter, but in the old melodramas there
was no danger of mistaking them for
the real thing, and they were great
drawing cards. Back in the early
seventies Joe Murphy, the Irish come
ian, toured the country in a play
alled 'Help,' which contained a fire
scene that was regarded as the most
rmarkable ever produced on the road
"a -+a.i .e . .n awlnto in
terior, supposed to represent an opium
den in San Francisco. Presently a
Chinaman passed an open door in the
back, carrying a lamp, and a moment
later a crash was heard, indicating that
he had dropped it. A red glow imme
diately came through the chinks in the
rear wall and grew rapidly brighter
and brighter, while there was a sound
of excited footsteps, indistinct shouting
and furniture being dragged across the
floor. All that, occurring out of sight,
worked the audience to a high pitch of
nervous tension. Then smoke began
to ooze through the cracks, the red
glow continued to increase, and all of
a sudden the entire back wall tottered
and sank forward on the stage, dis
closing a dim perspective, with flames
shooting up here and there and firemen
rushing pellmell in every direction.
"That spectacle created a tremendous
sensation wherever it was put on, yet
the entire effect was produced by a
few shovelfuls of red fire burned in
the wings and a little lycopodium pow
der, which flashes into a big, harmless
blaze and was concealed in tin boxes
attached to different parts of the set
ting. The back wall was let down on
a couple of piano wires, which used to
get stuck occasionally and suspend it
in midair. There was a celebrated fire
scene in Chanfrau's play of 'Mose,' but
it was admitted to be inferior to the
one I have described, and the crudities
of both are very laughable when com
pared to modern attempts along the
"The last thing of that kind I saw was
in London a few years ago. It repre
sented the burning of a tenement
Smoke and flames poured out of the
casements; immense beams crashed
down, scattering showers of sparks;
walls crumbled, people leaped from the
windows and were caught in nets, and
firemen sent streams of real water in
to the blazing ruins. As I watched the
mimic conflagration my mind reverted
to the days of Chanfrau and Murphy,
and I smole several smiles a yard wide
and all teeth."-New Orleans Times
A Detroit business man says that dic
tating to a stenographer has ruined his
spelling. He cannot write an ordinary
letter now, he says, without making
gross errors in orthography.
The marble keeps merely a cold and
sad memory of a man who else would
be forgotten. No man who needs a
monument ever ought to have one.
Thinking of Her.
In the "Recollections of a New Eng
land Town" is the story of Mr. Bush,
an inventor and a very studious man,
who sometimes became so absorbed in
thought as to forget both place and
Ills wife was a notable housekeeper,
but she did not always go to church.
One Sunday she accompanied her hus
band thither, and glad and proud was
he. But when the service was over he
walked away home, leaving her be
hind. Mrs. Bush was grieved.
"My dear," she said when she reach
ed the house, "I don't know what peo
ple will think. You came away with
out me. It was plain to be seen that I
was entirely forgotten."
Mr. Bush looked at her in comical
dismay. "Forgotten, my dear?" said
he. "Oh. no; I don't think that's possi
ble. Why," a brilliant idea strikingj
him, "now 1 remember. I was think-J
ing of you all the way home. I was
thinking what a good dinner you'd give
"I WIN" AND "I LOSE."
Sporting 31en Ignore Their Tenses
and Seem Pleased.
"Have you ever noticed the satisfied
manner of gamblers while twisting
their tenses into the 'I win' and 'I lose'
common to the fraternity?" remarked
a man who has a fondness for investi
gating the peculiarities of his fellows.
"I have thought of that for a long
time-ever since that form of expres
sion came into common use among
gamblers. Watch the first sport you
hear talking in that style and notice
the pleasure he seems to take in roll
ing his method of expression. The
tense he uses evidently carries him
back, and he enjoys again in the pres
ent the pleasures of the act when he
speaks of it. Even if he says he 'lose'
it gives him gratification, according to
the philosophy of Charles Fox, who is
authority for the statement that the
greatest pleasure in the world, next to
winning money, is to lose it.
"The ungrammatical fashion among
gamblers dates back about 15 years.
It seems impossible to conceive any
reason for the custom other than the
one I have mentioned. That form of
speech is still growing in popularity.
The so called 'sporting men' have ex
tended the scope of the present tense to
all their verbs. It jars on me some
times.-but even then I find consolation
in the knowledge that if the 'sports'
did not affect that particular style of
speech 0> in 100 of them would do even
worse, and their present picturesque
defiance of grammar is a relief from
the possibilities of such expressions as
'I seen' and '1 done.' "-New York
How le Knew.
A ragman who was gathering up
wornout clothing in the country pur
chased a pair of discarded trousers at
a farmhouse and remarked to the man
of the house as he paid for the stuff he
"I see, sir. that you are about to lose
your land on a mortgage."
"Guess you are right," said the dis
couraged looking farmer, "but will you
tell me how the Sam Hill you found
"Easy enough," said the cheerful
ragman as he settled back on the seat
of his peddling wagon. "I notice that
these old pants are completely played
out so far as the part of 'em you sat
down on is concerned, but they show
mighty little wear anywhere else."
How He Broke It.
An irascible old gentlen.n had met
in early life with an accident which
left him with a broken nose, a deform
ity about which he was known to be a
One day a new inquirer propounded
the old question."How did you manage
to break you nose?"
The old gentleman answered solemn
ly, "To tell the truth, my friend, the
accident was caused by my poking it
into other people's business."-London
Nordica's Recipe For Success.
"It is work, work, work, that makes
success," she once exclaimed. "Work
five minutes, and you will succeed five
minutes' worth, but work five hours,
and you will succeed five hours' worth."
"But," I said. "remember your natu
"Plenty have natural voices equal to
mine," she answered, "plenty have tal
ent equal to mine, but I have worked."
Thomas A. Scott Used to Handle
Them Without Gloves.
"When that wonderful railroad gen
ius, the late Thomas A. Scott, was
building up the Pennsylvania system,
the work he did was superhuman, the
results he accomplished marvelous,"
said an .old railroad man. "Scott was
essentially a man of action. For ex
ample, at one time there occurred on
the line a freight wreck that piled up
scores of cars in a confused heap in a
cutting, thus completely barring the
"The local authorities were beside
themselves, for they could not figure
out how the wreck could be cleared
away and the line reopened in less than
two weeks. At this juncture Scott ar
rived on the scene and after a survey
of the wreck sent for a great quantity
of coal oil, with which he had the pile
thoroughly drenched. It was then
touched off, and the god of fire soon
removed all trace of it, and traffic was
resumed on the line in 24 hours.
"A bridge fell, and it was feared a
long delay must ensue, but Scott. put
more than 2,000 men to work on that
one structure and thus eliminated the
question of delay. Those were the
days when such things counted and
were not only possible, but necessary.
Today railroading is reduced to such a
fine point that the need for them no
longer exists. The roads are too safe
dguarded for that.
"The last Instance I remember of
such railroad work as that was at the
Johnstown flood in 1S89, I think it was.
Frank Thomson, by great work and
the use of side lines, was one of the
first to arrive upon the scene. Once
there, he took full control, the division
superintendents from all over the line
were summoned, and a particular task
was given to each one to do instantly.
They one and all responded as begs
they could to the spur, and the line
was reopened with incredible swift
ness. There were one or two failures,
however, and those men, while they
were kept on as superintendents of un
important mountain divisions, were
never again promoted."-New York
A good Investment.
"Is marriage a failure?" "I should
say not!" remarked an Oregon farmer.
"Why, there's Lucindy gits up In the
mornin, milks six cows, gits breakfast,
starts four children to skewi, looks ar
ter the other three, feeds the hens,
likewise the hogs, likewise some moth
erless sheep, skims 20 pans of milk,
washes the clothes, gits dinner, et cet
ery, et cetery! Think I could hire any
body to do it for what she gits? Not
much! Marriage, sir, is a success-a
great success!"-Woman's Journal.
"Your latest novel seems very dry,"
said the reader of the publishing house
to the young but rising author.
"I was pretty sure you would say
that," rejoined the author; "conse
quently if you will count them you
will find the heroine weeps real tears
on just 253 pages of my story."-Cleve
land Plain Dealer.
A Good Varnish.
By dissolving celluloid in acetone or
cetic ether a transparent varnish is
made which will take a high polish and
resist hot water. It is particularly
adapted to metal objects, such as bi
ycles, and can be made a 'vehicle for
any desired olnring matter.
Look to Your Interest.
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W. M. BROCKINTONS
Harris Lithia Water.
Contains iore Lithia than other Lithia spring water in
America, which is shown by the noted chemist, Dr. Doremus of New York.
Read what Dr. A. N. Talley, Sr., and Dr. J. M. Kibler have to say for
HARRIS LITHIA WATER:
After a long and varied experience I have prescribed "Harris Lithia
in the use of mineral waters from Water" in my practice, and am de
many sources, both foreign and do- lighted with it in those eases in which
it is indicated. In all those condi
mestic, I am fully persuaded that the tions in which there is uric acid in
Harris Lithia Water possesses efficacy the system, in gouty and rheumatic
in the treatment of afflictions of the diathesis. in cystitis and endocervi
citis, causing painful micturition, in
Kidney and the Bladder unequalled renal drops .and dyspepsi due to
by any other Water of which I have torpid liver or constipation. I have
made trial. found the best results from this min
This opinion is based upon obser- water. Indeed, it may be used
vation of its effects upon my patients v may ugh
yformula may sugg e , e W~Wy
for the past three years,during which when Lithia is indicated. I recom
time I have prescribed it freely and mend it to the public, and believe
most uniformly with benefit in the there is no superior Lithia Water in
medical maladies above mentioned. this country.
A. N. TALLEY, M. D. J. M. KIBLER, M. D.
Columbia, S. C., October 8, 1892. Newberry, S. C., Sept. 9, 1893.
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With all modern improvements, Electric Lights and you can get the Hot
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