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W. B. BOYLE,
SUMTER, S. C.,
Livery, Sale and Feed Stables.
----DE.L E IN
Horses and Mules; also Stock Food
of All Kinds.
hakes, mowers, Reapers,
. a i 'f liaing MiachineLIy
Lxtil' itcxcu' if.
W. B. BOYLE,
Liberty St., SUMTER, S. C.
eo, S, Hacker&Son
MA rRATURERS (F
-AC3 it -
Doors, Sash, Blinds,
Moulding and Building
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Sash Weights and Cords and
Window and Fancy Glass a Specialty.
Digests what you eat.
It artificially digests the food and aids
Nature in strengthening and recon
rtructing the exhausted digestive or
gans. It is the latest discovered digest
ant and tonic. No other preparation
can approach it in efliciency. It in
stantly relieves and permanently cures
Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Heartburn,
Flatulence, Sour Stomach, Nausea,
Sick Headache, Gastralgia,Cramps and
all other results of imperfect digestion.
Price5Oc. and $1. Large size contains 2% times
smal size. Bookal about dyspepsiamailedfree
Prepared by E. C. DeWITT 8 CO.. Clhicago.
The R. B. Loryea Drug Store,
Is where you get the right
sort of Clothes without dan
ger of mistake. Our Clothes
are of ide right sort, and you
will appreciate their excel
kee and smallness of cost.
We Make Clothes to Order
for those who prefer them.
Lasting Materials, proper fit
and make and moderate pri
ces. Tour orders will have
our best attention.
J. L DAVID & BRO
S. W. Cor. King and Wentworth Sts.,
CHARLESTON, S. C._ _
p RESCRIPTIONS &
SPURE DRUGS o
% Rhme'sDrug Store, 8
Summerton, S. C.
MONEY TO LOAN.
I am prepared to negotiate loans
on gooU real estate security, on rea
R. 0. PURDY,
Sumter, S. C.
IRE. LIFE. ACCIDENT &'
A FULL LINE OFI S.\MPL.ES.
Carpets, Art Squares,
Rec7s. DIZAPE RIES & lIED SET~S.
J. L. WILSON.
J SEPH F". RZHAME,
ATTOIGNEY AT LAW,
.\l.NNINC. S. C.
\ILSON & DURIANT.
M1'rW'/ omi C vuers n' w
MANNING. S. (.
made~ will reCcve myV mfot careful anu
a crG attemion.
1 01 upicai with improved instru
Suu nnerton. S. C.
"THERE ARE NO TRUSTS," Says Mark: Haiia.
"TRADE FOLLOWS THE FLAG," Says McKinley.
TH LEVI BROTHERSmter
Haven't the time to investigate either of these assertions,
they are too busy handling the tremendous amount of cotton
that is flowing into Sumter by reason of the high prices paid.
This firm is largely responsible for the great influx of the
fleecy staple to Sumter, by utering a better price than the
producers can get elsewhere. Their stock of
DRY GOODS, CLOTHING,
SHOES, HATS & GROCERIES
Is in keeping with their advanced methods of doing business.
In this establishment everything is measured by business
rules. and no customer is permitted to go away displeased.
For many years the Clarendon farmers have made their
headquarters with us and have given us a large share of pat
That we do not permit any house in Sumter to undersell-us,
and that our stock of General Merchandise was never more
We ask our friends in Clarendon county, when they come
to the Sumter market to buy, to make an inspection of .our
immense stock which was selected with great care in the very
WDon't forget that we pay the very top prices for cotton.
Some of our competitors are in a dilemma, don't know we can SELL
GOODS FOR LESS THAN THEY COST THEM.
WVel. this is the way we do it. we have
Four Large Stores,
All well stocked. We go to headquarters to buy, and sometimes we buy from
others. We buy in Great Quantities, no pile is too large for us. We have four
stoes and divide the piles. When we don't buy at headquarters, we buy from
one that needs it (Cash). Very often a large manufacturer or a big store needs
the wherewith to meet a note, money must be raised: they know we buy the lot.
or if need be, the whole store. We have the cash and he needs it. We take
the lot-the whole lot-at our price, and he takes the cash. This is not
swapping dollar for dollar, but we get
Two Dollars Worth of Goods
And Sometimes More
One Dollar Cash.
We have a regular buveri stationed in New York: he is well known as a
"SCOOPER.'' he scoops the lot at one-half or one third of its value and sends on
the goods. We divide the goods among our four stores, and that's the way we
doi.Just received. 100 dozen Fleece-Lined Undershirts and Drawers, value
A elec lot of Fany and Striped Negligee Shirts, worth 75c; we sell them
at5cA good Coffee, kind 15e: we sell it at 121c per pound.
Ladies' Jackets and Capes from 50c up: worth twice the money.
Good Luck Baking Powder, 3 for 10c. Baking Soda, 3 lbs. for 10 cents.
Genuine Hall's Star Lye, 10c size for 5' Genuine Octogon Soap only 3 cents in
cents a box. lieu of 5 cents.
Special Value ini LADIES' SHIOES.
WE HAVE ALSO SOME SPECIALS IN
Men's, Boys' & Children's
I have a dIl line of Goods of all kinds-regular Eye Openers. .Come and
see me. You will soon be "tooth andl toe with me.' I am try ing to hit my comn
petitors and want you to help me to do0 it.
MAYESVILLE, S. C.
A. A. STRAUSS & CO., A. A. STRAUSS, W. W. DESCIIAMPS,
AVERTED A SMASR UP
HIS SCHEME WAS SIMPLE-AND THOR
A Safe Plan, Not Patented, That May
-Be Followed by Railroad Telegraph
Operators Who Must. Go to Sleep
While on Duty.
"However tired or overworked he
-may be the railroad operator who al
lows trains to smash into each other
while he pounds his ear is a brainless
idiot," said William James, an old
timer. "When I was a youngster I
was in ..charge of a station down ID
Pennsylvania. I went to sleep oi duty
because I couldn't keep awake. Trains
met there every hour or so, and I was
the only person to run the business at
that point I went to sleep and slept
six hours, and there wasn't any smash
up or the slightest possibility of one so
far as my station was concerned.
"I was 15 years old when I applied
for a job to Superintendent Pitcairn of
the Philadelphia and Erie. He took
me on immediately and sent me out to
Kane. That was the place where Dr.
Kane, the Arctic explorer, once lived.
and it was named for him. Kane is on
top of a mountain, with Wilcox at the
bottom on one side and Wetmore on
the other. Oil is the great product
there now, but in 1S6G the traffic was
in general freight. Big trains met at
Kane, and for a small place the trafile
"I was met at the station by a big.
wild eyed man, who said that he guess
ed I was the kid that was going to re
lieve him. He said he was glad to get
out, but he guessed I'd like the work.
"'You'll have the night trick,' said
he, 'and you'll only have to be here
from 6 p. m. to 7 a. M.'
"I looked up with dismay, but he
was striding ahead into the station.
He Instructed me in my duties, told me
of a country tavern about two miles
away and then swung on to the train
that had been waiting 20 minutes for
lunch and was gone.
"When the day man relieved me the
next morning, I put for the hotel and
found it after tramping about for two
hours and made arrangements to stay
there. The proprietor's wife seemed
to take a motherly interest in me, and
that afternoon when I started for work
she had a bang up lunch of fried chick
an and jam- and things.
"Well, -that night about 11 o'clock I
got hungry for that chicken and hauled
out my lunch basket. I had just got
things nicely spread out on the instru
ment table when in come a fat engi
"'Hello, kid!'- said he. 'That's too
good a feed for you. It'll give-you bel
lyache, sure's the world.'
"Whereupon he put me on a - bench,
sat on my legs and ate my supper.
Then he got up, sucking his teeth, and
"'See them woods over there? point
ing across the track. There wasn't
anything else in sight. 'Well, them
woods is 40 miles long an 15 miles
wide an chuck full o' berries. Go'" eat
y'uself t' death.'
"He walked leisurely out to his en
gine, and I went to the lunch shanty
just below the station and ate up two
days' salary before I discovered how
determined the keeper was to have
plenty of money to support his old
"The next day I didn't go to the ho
tel, but staid near the station and
plotted revenge. It was the custom to
telegraph up from Wilcox the number
of passengers who wanted meals at the
Kane lunch shanty, and when I got the
nrst message ,that night after vainly
cheming all day an idea struck me.
The message read, 'Six suppers on 27.'
I made it read 20 and carried it to the
lunch keeper, who fairly danced with
glee at the unexpected rush. Hie un
doubtedly saw a Fifth avenue mansion
for his old age. Just as 27 pulled in I
rushed Into the shanty with a message
purporting to have come from Wilcox
saying that at the last moment 20 pas
sengers had decided to stay there over
night to take part in a local political
celebration. Flynn was furious and
went to the conductor for corrobora
tion. The latter heard with a grin the
story of the 20 prepared suppers and,
remembering his own experiences with
Flynn's prices on two or three occa
sions, simply shrugged his shoulders
"'How e'n I help it?
"Well, the loss of sleep that day and
the excitement did me up, and about 11
o'clock I found I couldn't keep my eyes
open. I took the red lantern and nail
ed the tin bottom to a tie in the middle
of the track and went to the edge of
the woods and lay down. When I
awoke, the day operator, who had been
dragged out of bed two hours ahead of
time, was getting the Philadelphia and
Erie railroad system into operation
again after a six hour suspension of
"But there wasn't any smash up, and
no lives had been lost, and I got a job
two days afterward at Titusville."
New York Sun.
W. S. Gilbert meeting the editor of
Punch one day remarked as he was
"By the bye, Burnand, I suppose a
great number of funny stories are sent
into your office?"
"Oh, yes," said Mr. Burnand, "thou
"Then, my .dear fellow, why don't
you publish them?" replied Mr. Gil
bert as he put out his hand to say
What -is-the fire that has no smoke
and the water that has no fish?
A glowworm's fire has no smoke, and
well water has no fish.
Mention the name of an object with
two mouths which travels by night and
ot by day.
A lantern.-Chicago News.
When General Grant was visiting
China, Chester Holcombe, for many
years secretary of the American lega
tion at Peking, secured for him a privi
lege never before that time accorded to
a foreigner, the privilege of admission
Into the sacred precincts of the Temple
of Heaven In Peking.
Now, It is contrary to the settled be
lief of the Chinese to admit a member
of the female sex, old or young, even to
the temple ground, under any circum
stances. It is said that should a Chi
nese guard venture even to carry a
baby girl in his arms within the forbid
den lines be would probably be punish
ed with death. Not knowing of these
restrictions, a number of ladies In Gen
eral Grant's party ventured to follow
him whenx he visited the sacred edifice.
Realizing the seriousness of this ac
tion, Mr. Holcombe afterward apolo
gized to the emperor's representative
for the conduct of his countrywomen
and was Informed that the intrusion
would be overlooked, but must be kept
as secret as possible, for should the
populace learn of it an antiforeign out
break would be likely to follow. They
would not forgive such a pollution of
their most sacred building.-Leslie's
THE ENGAGEMENT RING.
Peculiar Ways in Which It Causes
a Young Womnan to Act.
Did you ever have a chance to ob
serve, unobserved, a young woman's
conduct toward her newly aequired en
It feels so strange upon her hand
that she cannot refrain from eyarin
ing it a dozen times an hour. always,
however, on the sly. On the first night
she sits up an hour later than usual to
admire it boldly ,. the seclusion of her
own apartment. A frequent kiss is ad
ministered to the shining band and ito
glittering gem, and during the night
she dreams that it has fallen Into a
stream and awakes clutching the fin
ger to assure herself that the precious
il dge is still secure.
Then, on th" follow!ng day, she we.:.
it only in secret. taking enre to tr:m!s
fer it to her pocket at table and whin
in the company of intimates. bnt ulace
her among strangers or among casual
acquaintances who cannot be Inquisi
tive, and how bravely will she flaunt
the token before their eyes. as one who
"I may not be the l'veliost creature
iu the w.rld, but you will observe that
I have landed my fish."
Gradually it nssumas its place in her
daily life, and her blushes grow less
violent with each succeeding explhna
tion of its significance ani each ex
travagant description of its donor's at
tributes. But before it finally becomes
a part of herself, as it were, she must.
of course, leave it a dozen times at
least upon the washstand and suffer in
consequence a dozen violent attacks of
palpitation of the heart until it is re
THEY DYE THEIR SCALPS
For Beauty After the Head Ha' Been
Sbaved Perfectly Smooth.
A French explorer has discovered
the vainest people in the world. By a
curious coincidence they happen to be
also the ugliest. They are the Pa
houins, a savage tribe of the western
coast of Africa. The main occupation
of these people is the adornment of
their persons. As the 'ahouin's cloth
ing is of so light a character as not to
incommode him be bestows a good
share of his thought upon the adorn
ment of his body, which he tattoos in
elaborate designs done in red or blue.
Or a more fanciful effect is obtained
by tattooing in relief by injecting un
derneath the skin the juice of P plant
which produces a permanent swelling.
Sometimes the face and body are also
tinted with a dye, red being the color
most in demand.
The same methods are used in adorn
ing the face, especial attention being
given to the nose. Many of the Pa
houins after tattooing or painting their
noses pierce them with long, slender
bones. Others after piercing the nose
attach to it a string of colored pearls.
Both men and women concentrate
their efforts on their hair. Their inge
nuity, which is shown in the construc
tion of scores of different headdresses
of bone and metal for the men of the
tribe, chiefly the warriors. Is illustrated
in a far greater degree by the coiffures
of the women.
The extreme of simplicity in the Pa
houin women's method in making
themselves beautiful is to shave the
head till it is smpoth wind round as a
ball and then to color it with a dye.
Addressed the Jury.
A man who had never seen the in
side of a courtroom until he was intro
duced as a witness in a case pending
in one of the Scottish courts, on being
sworn took a position with his back
to the jury and began telling the story
to the judge.
The judge, in a bland and courteous
"Address yourself to the jiury, sir."
The man made a short pause, but,
notwithstanding what had been said
to him, continued his narrative.
The judlge was then more explicit
and said to him: "Speak to the jury,
sir, the men sitting behind you on the
The witness at once turned around
and making an awkward bow said
-with perfect gravity:
"Good morning, gentlemen."-Buffalo
An Arab's Parlor.
A woman traveler In Egypt is amaz
ed at the dearth of the natives' house
hold goods, says a correspondent of the
Chicago News. There is little furniture
because the Arab needs little. Hias life
is spent out of doors, and he can sleep
in any handy gutter as peaceably and
happily as a child, while most of his
meals are eaten in the open air.
In one exceptionally luxurious house.
that of a charwoman, the traveler
found a parlor. It was regarded as a
sort of shrine by Fatima. She had
maide it a fetich, devoting to its embel
lishment all the money she could spare
and sacrificing to it even her children's
wants. The visitor was shown through
a broken down doorway into a squalid
passage, where two rooms at either
end revealed perspectives of greater
squalor beyond. Children teemed from
Arrived at the holy of holies, the
door had to be unlocked. It was a
brand new Birmingham lock. Distant
Manchester had supplied a carpet blaz
ing with roses and small creton cur
tains of brilliancy to match. Such
things are in Cairo called "fellah" (vul
gar), as none but fellahin are tound
to be purchasers of them, but poor Fa
tima's horrors are not yet quite cata
logued. From some common shop in
the Muski she had captured two or
three glass vases, and in them-the last
touch of trIumph-were artinicial flow
A Secret of Youth,
One night at a reception which Sen.
ator Beveridge and I attended soon aft
er his election the hostess said in mock
"Are you. Senator Beveridge, the sen
ator from Indiana?"
The seator bowed modestly.
"It hardly seems possible. Why, you
are a mer-e beardless youth!"
"Madam," replied M r. Beveridge with
out a smile. "I shave."-Saturday Even
When the yerba mate, or native tea
of Paraguay, is cultivated, the seeds
are treated to an acid bath before
planting. This softens the hard shell
whIch surrounds the kernel of the
seeds and enables them to sprout in
three or four months. If planted in
their natural state, it requires three
or four years for the seeds to germni
The average man wIll pay 50 cents
to see a show of fireworks and neglect
to look at the sunset, which he can
see almost every night for nothing.
Something very similar to the tele
phone was used in China 1,000 years
According to the ancient Chinese
wrtrtechronology of that country
gona back 2,26700 ye ars.
L B. DURANT, W
Being in close touch With the very best markets. I :u better prepared
to handle the trade than ever before, and I therefore invite an inspection
of iny stock.
Rtememixber I am in the Ducker-Bultman Company building, opposite
the Court Hous. Come to see me when you want
Hardware, Stoves, House
Furnishing Goods, Harness,
Saddles, Leather, &c., &c.
A MAGNIFICENT LINE OF
CROCKERY JAD GLASSWARE.
My store is headquarters for Guns, Pistols, Powder, Shot, Shells and
the very latest in Sporting Goods-.
I also handle large quantities of Paints, Oils, and Window Glass.
For Engine and Mill Supplies there is no better place to buy.
Come and examine my large line of Cooking and Heating Stoves.
Every Stove bought from me is warranted.
L. B. DuRANT,
SULMTER, - - S. C.
Some Special Bargains.
40-lb hoxes Starch, best grade, at.................... ...............................3ic per I
Smoked Dried Herrings........................................................20ct~aper box
Ne akrl.iIgo L-d to kit .. ........................................... 90c
Fancy Full Cream Cheese. '22 to 24 Is each, at.... .... .............................13cper I
Best Fancy Elgin Creamery Buster. 60-b tubs, at.............. ..............2-Ic per I
American Sardines-new pack.................................................:3.85 per case 190 cans
10-oz Tumbler Fruit Jelly. 3 dos to case........... .... ..................................7-perdoz
3.b stand Tomatoes. 2 doz in case........ .......... ..........................90c doz
2-b stand Tomatoes. 2 doz in ease................. .......... ........................70c doz
Half-pint bottles Assorted Pickles. 2 doz in case..............................................75c doz
1-lb cans Cove Oysters, full weight. 2 and 4 doz in case..........................90c doz
2-Thcans Fancy Maine packed Sugar Corn.... .......... .................................$1.20 doz
2-Th cans Fancy New York State packed Sugar Corn.................., $1 doz
Lemons. 5%c: Nic Nacts....... ...51c per ID Best Fancy Patent.......................4.45 bbl
Ginger Snaps. Sc: Soda Crackers... c per T Best Half Patent...... .......... 4.10 bbl
Sugar Crackers 6c; Fancy Mixed.....614c per 1b Best Straight..................... .9bbl
Cream Lunch Biscuits...................7c per ID Best Family.............................. 3.25 bbl
Oatflakes. 2-lb packages...........90c doz Salt. 100 Is...............................57c bag
MEAL. GRITS, BACON AND LARD AT LOWESTPRICES.
Ciga, Cheroots, Cigartes and Tobacco.
Diamond T Cigar. best 5c seller. at....... ........................... ...........835 per 1,000
Success. none better....................................................................... 35 per 1.000
E. L. Royal Cigar, good smoke................................................. .. 25 per 1.000
Try our te-der .......................................................110. 01.000; 90c box
Ola Virginia Cheroots,........................... .... .....83.15 per box of 250 Cheroots: 3 for Sc
Old Glory Cheroots............ ......................$2.90 per-boz ot200 Cheroots
World's Best Cheroots....................................8.25-per-box of 250 heroots4 3 forS
Duke's Cigarettes.......................................................................35.90-er 1.000
Cicycle Cigarettes........................................................................82.66 per 1,000
A Big Supply of Tobacco, Namely Schnapps. Earl Fanc. Red
Eve and various other kinds-prices ranging from 25c, 35c and 45c-per lb.
Big Drives in Soap.
OCTAGON, VICTORY, TIP-TOP, ELECTRIC, JMPERIAL.
SHOE BLACKING. INK. BLUEING. Etc.
See us. or get our prices before you buy.
CROSSW E L L & CO,
-WIEOa~mLATIaE C., CO S,
sTrMT~il~t, - - . C
Harris Lithia Waters.
Contains more Lithia than other Lithia spring water in
America, which is shown by the noted chemist, Dr. Doremus ot 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 Ihv rsrbd"arsLti
in the use of mineral waters from Wtr nm rcie n md
many sources, both foreign and do-lihewthtinhoecssnwih
mestie, I am fully persuaded that the tosi hc hr sui cdi
Harris Lithia Water possesses efficacy tessei ot n huai
in the treatment of afflictions of thleditesncstisadnocri
Kidney and the Bladder unequalled rnldos n yppidet
by any other Water of which I have tri ie rcntpto.Ihv
made trial,.on h etrslsfo hsmn
Thsoiinis based upon obser- rlwtr neei a eue
vation of its effects upon my patients fruamysgetislepcal
for the past three years,during whichwhnLtiisndced Irco
time I haye prescribed it freely and mn tt h ulc n eiv
most uniformly with benefit in the teei ospro ihaWtri
medical maladies above mentioned.thscury
A. N. TALLEY, M. D.J.MKBLRM.D
ColubiaS. C, Otobe S.89 I he psrberd . Sept. i 9, ith9 a
~~Vith all modernr" n myproeetEcriLghs and ticecand et theo
Liti ats i te Hte. Cme t he Spingscated. get welltoecn
HarrisLithn Wahter isu Cid.i
FosleatThheB soysem, Dru toadremti
eiti&SWZ sO, causipanfl turtoi
1t9Eatpiyd l ive o ecntpon, I. hav
~ WeWou1 3efoundav the est~ o resut frmtismn
I wntmyfrind ad te uble enrayto kvantawen in nas of ahct
Wedin, whena o CLitias ndraed.Isecom
Tha inth fuur, wel s te ast lm eard itto upthem ublian belev
Watces locsSerlng there ims eweprio uthi Gassi
Fie hinot ew ow Speend Eye Glassts
Isc t allmder itmplafrvemen, pletric s howtshnymca.etteo
Seciaathnd theoHot Cometon gven prng and Repaiinginlyl.n
ar isesLiohiui thteriCe.
Atani CaTELAS LWILFOLrSOMent
Watches an SUMeTry.
bat broughtpsaIne>t'tdS O4lI~ki~ a
of Cardui p4rfomd wumaitfel"
in her case. shesesgid withth~ge' 9.
niesof falling of the womb, uo
and profuse menstruation. The weekly .r
sadhervitalty until shewas aphys
f wrak.Hernervous- sysem 3St
way. Then came the trial of Wine of
rdui and the cure. Mrs. MItehOeW
experience ought to comamend. Wine 01
Csrdnito sufering women in words as
Is within thereehof al. Women who
try it are relieved. Ask
for ali batle of Wigecid
not take a substitute if tndred you.
Mrs. Wame gtehs, 5on~fs, Ros.C
"Wins of Cardul and TbedAodtBsl
withiof the womb sad leoab
and m7 menses came every week for two-7
Re . and wre.vry-pinL E'us
ad lsIk.Da h ad now the Puee
Iho ned sand sadeigm t t-e
BMggies, Wago , .B ei
Cat = gas
with atpus on shnat ch
R. A. WI~fYE'S
BLA CK$ LI I-EOP.
I repair~ Stoves;- Pmps'and:rm wat-r
pipes, or I will -put 'down an6* Pump
If you needany soldering .done, gi
me a call.
Myhorse t lame. Wh . ms
dlii .notr have it shod- i. Whit.
the man that puts on such neat she'.,
and makes hoses travel with so mnir
~We Make Tii TOk Nez-,,
We are -making a -speciaaty of
painting old Buggies, :.Cmriages, 1k:"
Carts and Wagom.aoaap.
Come and see me. My prices w
please you, and- I gunlntee aloof ::
Shop-on corner below X. Dean'.
W HE N YOU COME
TO TOWN CALL AT
Which is fitted up with an
oye to the comfort of his
customers. .. ..
IN ALL STYLES,
S HAVING AND
Done with neatness -an
dispateb... .. ....
A cordial invitation
J. L. WELL
Manning Times Block.
Bank of Mann 8.
MANNINC, 8. C.
Transacts a general banking I -
Prompt and special attentioi.4
to depositors residing out of tow
All collections have prompt a~ --
Business hours from 9 a. mn.
A. LEV1, Cashit:
BOARD OF DIRECTOBs.
J. W. McLEOD, W. E. BRo
S. M. NEsEN, -JoSEPH SPR, -
For Sale &r Rent.
The Lot anid Dvelling of Rev. Ja
McDowell in Manning.
Also two desirable Building Lots
joining for sale. For terms apply t
JOSEPH F. RHAME,
Manning, S. (
G.TVE TT- A TRT.ALT