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'Oakfoll~~added', "thfs'intimacy lietween
them compels me to suggest, ma
demoiselle, that nothing' be said to
your grandfather of Leon's visit to me
or of my intentions in his behalf. I
pray you will not feel offense at the
"Not in the least," she answered him.
"It is well founded and just and shall
be respected. When will you begin?"
"I cannot say," he replied. "The work
of preparation may occupy me until
"I will earnestly pray God and the
Virgin to aid and to bless you and to
enable me, though but an ignorant and
feeble girl, to be of some use in so just
a cause," said Estelle.
"Your good will shall be my sufficient
stay," said Oakfell, offering his hand in
adieu, and the touch produced a deli
cious shock that sent the blood bound
ing through his veins in a manner new
to his experience.
As he rode away with a knightly
bow Estelle turned to her maid, who
had loitered unseen within hearing dis
tance of the conversation, and said:
"I am so glad that I sent Leon to him.
I am so happy that he came to see me.
Now I am sure I did not do wrong and
that he will never yield to injustice.
What a handsome, good face he has,
"Oh, mamselle, he is among men
what you are among women, the first
of the good!" answered Odette. "Ie is
the only one fit for you, and you are the
only one fit for him."
"What are you thinking of, silly
thing? Mr. Oakfell is not a Catholic,
and I am," said Estelle, faintly pout
"I know he is not a Catholic," the
maid replied, "but, for all that, he is
the best man in the parish. I have
beard Father Grhe say that."
"Father Grhe has honest and correct
opinions, and whatever he says I be
lieve. But Mrs. Oakfell will very likely
be one of those bold American beauties
on Bayou Bceuf, not the shy and stu
pid little creole of Bayou Rouge," Es
telle said plaintively.
"Ah, my sweet mistress, if you had
seen M. Oaktell's face as I saw It when
you ~gave him your hand for goodby
you would not talk so. And if he looks
for beauty, which one of-the American
ladies can compare with Mamselle La
tiolais? Beauty is not everything to
such as M. Oakfell, nor boldness, nor
money. Something better than all these
he will want-the good, trte heart, and
no American lady has a heart of pearl
ike my mistress." The sla-e girl spoke
~warmly and loyally, and Estelle ran
Into the house to conceal the blushes
of happiness these words brought to
At sunset the grandfather returned.
His step was slow and his countenance
grave and troubled. Sinking wearily
Into a chair on the veranda, he closed
his eyes as if to shut out an unwelcome
visitor to his memory and thus sat si
lent and brooding when Estelle ap
proached and lightly kissed his brow.
"Are you sick, my dear grandfather?"
"In spirit, yes, otherwise no. my dear
little girl," he replied.
"Then what Is It that has given de
spondency to my good old child?"
"Ah, little Estelle, you are the child
too tender and sensitive to hear the
shocking thing that has saddened my
soul this evening."
"No," she protested; "you misjudge
me. I am strong enough to share with
eu all your griefs and must do so or
fall in my duty. Then tell me what dis
tresses you. Did you not go to Mi.
Quillebert's, and was it not there this
thing has happened? Tell your Estelle."
"Yes, my angel, I will tell you, for I
must speak to some one. I rode over to
Constant's to- spend an hour with him.
As I passed his stables I heard the
strokes of the whip falling heavily
upon flesh and a low moan following
each blow. I hastened on to the house
~nd had alighted at the gate when
Constant came out of the stables, ox
whip in hand, breathless and almost
speechless. The savage fury of his face
frightened me. He sent a negro boy on
one of his fastest horses to bring Dr. De
Roux. When he had rested somewhat
and restored himself with brandy, he
told me his jockey, Leon, went away
"You~ heard what my grlandfather told
last night, leaving the horses unfed, and
did not return to the plantation until
midnight. when he was brought by the
constable, who had caught him com
ing out of the swamp, and stubbornly
refused to say where he had gone. He
caused the unfortunate fellow to be tied
by the wrists to a feed rack from last
night until this evening without food
or water and threatened the whip if he
did not tell where he had been, but
promising release for confession. Leon
obstinately closed his mouth and would
"Constant went into the stable this
evening and made his final demand
for confession, but with no effect He
then bared the negro's back and gave
him the lash until be fell forward and
hung from the rack limp and uncon
scious. At this he became alarmed,
believing that he had killed him, and,
cutting him from the rack, dispatched
for the doctor. I remained there un
til De Roux came and reported that
he had revived Leon, but could give
no assurance that he would not die
from the effect of the punishment.
Constant drank more brandy, raved
like a madman, swore he could never
get anter,. ke s t-a ean Leon and
promised the doctor $500) to cure him.
All this made me feel utterly misera
ble, and I came away."
"And If you will never go back there,
dear grandfather," Estelle exclaimed.
"both you and I will be the gainers."
"You ar weeping, child," sa!J the
old man. swing the tears that blinded
her eyes. "I zhould not have harrow
ed you with sucL a recital."
"You did right t tell me, that I may
have the best of causes to entreat you
to stay away from him. Oh, my kind
protector, he is not tit to associate with
you! He is an atheist, a fiend, a brute,
and you are a C'iristian gentleman.
He is not the equil .n charact " the
poor negro he tortured, . ."
dered. Never permit him . to
me. Do not expect me to rotice- nim
if he does. Never invite him to come
here. If he enters that gate, I will set
all the dogs on him."
"Calm yourself, my little one," the
grandfather said soothingly, "and re
member that Constant is a white man
and Leon only his negro slave."
"Grandfather," the girl replied spir
itedly, "it is more probable that Leon
is not Quillebert's negro slave than
that Quillebert is deserving to be call
ed a white man."
"What do you mean, Estelle?"
"I cannot tell you now, but time will
explain this saying of mine in both
its parts. Only promise me this-that
never shall one of our slaves be put to
the lash or tortured."
"I promise that sincerely."
"Then, dear grandfather, let us talk
no more of this unhappy subject. You
need your supper and pipe."
"Yes, dear, and tell old Julie to drip
the coffee extra strong to quiet my
Passing into the hall, Estelle found
Odette sobbing bitterly and, taking her
hand, said in a low tone:
"You heard what my grandfather
"Yes, mamselle. Forgive me for lis
"Remember, then, Odette, what Leon
'uffered for your sake and be you as
brave and silent for his. The God of
mercy will right all this wrong. Trust
in God and Mr. Oakfell."
"Yes, and you, dear mistress."
"Go now, bathe your eyes in cool wa
ter and wait on us at table with a face
showing no trace of weeping."
Estelle proceeded to her own room
and, closing the door, knelt at the pret
ty little priedieu near her bed. :Bowing
her beautiful head and closing her eyes,
she addressed her s:ition for the suc
cor of the oppressed to heaven, but in
her involuntary vision she saw only the
face of Oakfell. From the happiness of
this dual devotion she was summoned
to nreside at the meal.
L EON'S life hung for weeks on
the -merest thread. Fever con
sumed his body and mind, cre
g ating hallucinations peopled
by Odette, Oakfell and EsteIle,
whose names were oftenest on his
parched lips. The excess of his punish
ment was -discussed throughout the
parish in terms condemnatory of Quille
bert, to prosecute whom shculd the
jockey die determination was express
ed. The medication of Dr. De Roux
seemed impotent, a profound and omi
nous gloom settled upon the slaves on
all the plantations, the patrol of con
stables ~was nightly re-enforced by vol.
unteers, Quillebert's bottle and card fa
miliars obscured themselves, aind be
felt deeply disturbed by the entire situ
ation. He drank brandy at home and
rum at Dede's cabaret at Mansura. In
this latter he was blasphemously in
veighing against the doctor's unskill
fulness when Dede remarked: .
"It is you who lack sense. WVhy
don't you stop throwing away money
on De Roux and drop a gold eagle in
the lap of old Mother Deshantelies,
Laure Luneau's grandmother?"
"What can she do, you pitted idiot?"
"She can cure your jockey and save
you from being tarred and feathered,
you Gascon hog," retorted Dede. "She
is a doctress served by the saints them
selves. Alexe Boudreau's fine trotter
could not touch his right hind foot to
the ground for four days. Alexe called
on Mother Deshautelles. She gave him
a dry piece of flannel to put on the
horse's hoof. He did so and dealt him
a sharp blow. Down went the hoof,
and the. horse has not limped since.
During 48 hours Tatin's boy could not
swallow. He was carried to Mother
Deshautelles, who laid her hand on his
throat just for one second. As soon as
he got home he ate a quart of gumbo
and can now swallow an egg without
breaking it. Bertrand Dufilho called to
his wife one night for a candle. She
asked him, 'Where is the candle?' For
three days she kept repeating, 'Where
is the candle, where is the candle?'
She did not eat or sleep and continued
saying, 'Where is the candle, where is
the candle?' Dr. Leme was cs.lled to
her, but he could do nothing. Her
strength gave out, and they had to put
her to bed. Still she went on asking,
'Where is the candle, . where is the
candle?' The priest was sent for, and
he burned candles and incense and
sprinkled water and talked Latin, but
she kept on asking. 'Where is thbe can
die, where is the can'dle?' FinallyI
Bertrand brought Mother Deshautelles.
She sat by the bed and heard the feeble
voice whisper, 'Where is the candle,
where is the candle?' and, touching her'
lips with a candle she had carried
there, said to her, 'There, the candle!'
Mie. Dufilho opened her eyes and,
looking first at the candle and :hen at
Mother Deshautrelles, closed then again
and immediately fell asleep. From that
day to this she has never asked, 'Where
is the candle?' "
"Do you take me for a fool, Dede, or*
are you really simple enough yourself
to believe such crazy stuff?"
"Crazy stuff!" exclaimed DedIe. "I
tell you, Quillebert, those are facts,
and ~ere are hundreds more known.
She is the most powerful doctress
since the old nun Bazilia died, who
cured the bishop of Natchez of a snake*
bite. But It isn't every one she will
serve, for she is a pious woman. She
may refuse you, who are such a fool
as not to believe what you cannot un
derstand, who do not believe in God
or the saints or the devil. When your
jockey dies and the planters begin to
hold meetings, perhaps you will no
longer believe in rum, cards, ox whip'
and yourself, which thus fay- have
made up your creed."
Quillebert's philosophical skepticism
was demolished by this last stroke of
Dede's, and, visibly frightened, he said:
"And do you think this old witch will
not sell her charm for my gold?"
"Though she takes it, gold cannot
buy her," Dede replied. "You risk fail
ure if you depend upon .yourself and
gold alone. for the priests have put on
you the brand of heretic and on your
gold the mintage mark of hell."
"Except what I give them," snarled
"That's plain," laughed Dede. "They
purify by exc'rcism whatever goes to
their holy uses. But there is just one
chance for you, Constant, and it should
"And what is that?" Quillebert ans
"Laure Luneau," Dede answered.
"You made a great fight for her at the
election of the bell's godmother, and
she is your friend for that. Moreover,
she hates that overbearing American
Oakfell and the simpering doll Estelle
Latiolais, and she is a true Gasconne.
Her grandmother will do for her what
she might deny to the rest of the world.
Seek Laure and at once."
"You are right, Dede, and your Gas
con wit has not been entirely burned
out by your rum, which is so fiery that
I believe it is distilled where the priests
say my gold is co!ned. Give me anoth
er glass of it. and I will see my little
partisan this very day. Gascon shr ewd
ness is a match at any time for hector
ing Americanism, and we'll head off
this infernal abolitionist Oakfell yet."
"What is that you say? Abolition
ist!" exclaimed Dede, placing before
his patron the brimming glass of liquor.
"Not so loud, idiot!" Quillebert said.
and, with the look of cruel ferocity
which came into his visage whenever
his malevolence was at work, he added
in a low, grumbling tone: "Did not his
speech at Baton Rouge prove him an
abolitionist? I believe he has been
tampering with that rascal Leon. I be
lieve he is at the bottom of all this
scare about an uprising among the ne
groes if Leon should give the pretext
by dying. I believe he has been bar
gained with by the abolitionists to be
paid double the price of his own slaves
for his servicqs in setting all the others
free. But say nothing about this now,
Dede; only watch and listen."
Emptying the glass at one draft,
though the liquid heat forced the brine
to his hardened eyes, he mounted his
She was unawarc of QuW lcbert tv prjcscncc.
horse and brIskly rode down into the
swamp In the direction of M1other De
shautelles' house, leaving Dede with
bristling brors drawn down, bloated
chin lowered to his chest and counte
nance of tarnished brass wrapped in
an expression of deP cogitation.
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reIne uilltbudrt and inode aito
"so coet, ynmh frIwn
stamant butwil mnstanstepntill you
could nolonger hear thesoui of Tn
horse's feet; then, peering searchingly
into the thick undergrowth behind
which her visitor had disappeared, she
tripped lightly out of the water and,
dropping net and basket, seized her
shoes and hose. With the nimbleness
of a doe she sprang behind a huge cy
press tree and ilie concavity of its
trunk converted into a toilet, where,
drying he., feet with grass and leaves,
she was quickly shod. Taking her hat
from the palmetto spike on which it
hung, she adjusted it fetchingly upon
her head and, stepping out, took up
the net rod and leaned lightly upon it
as a staff. Verily she looked the syl
van beauty of the poets as in rich con
tralto she sang:
"Soldier, soldier, marry, marry me."
Quillebert could not have been far
distant, for the line was hardly finish
ed when lie emerged from the bushes,
having tied his horse to a tree.
"What a change, my little actress,
from the bewitching to the bewilder
ing!" he said.
"I do not like to hear an old man talk
so, and young men never say such
things to me," she complained.
"Be patient, Laure. You will hear
enough of that sort from acceptable
lips. Now, little one"-Quillebert had
suddenly become grave-"listen to some
serious talk, for I am troubled. Will
you do me a friendly turn? It Is not
for nothing. I have at home a beauti
ful little watch made at Havre, inlaid
with rubies and diamonds. If what I
wish is accomplished, that watch shall
nestle beneath the satin belt you will
wear at the next ball."
"M. Constant, surely I need no bribe
to serve you. I am already under
more obligation than I can ever dis
"Nonsense, child. I do not mean to
bribe you, but I do mean that no one
can ever confer a benefit on Constant
Quillebert without being the gainer
"What is it you desire me to do?"
"It is this: My jockey has been very
sick since he was whipped for running
away. Some think he will die. That
Incompetent De Roux does not know
how to handle the case. Oakfell, who
is thought to be paid by the abolition
ists, is in an underhand way seeking to
arouse public sentiment against me
and has already excited old Latiolais'
shallow headed granddaughter, who
has said some bitter things to the
priest Grhe and others. She has the
notion that the swaggering American
is looking her way, and she struts
"The double faced thing!" exclaimed
"Should Leon die," continued Quille
bert, "it is thought Oakfell will urge a
popular demonstration, maybe a pros
ecution. I would avoid all this. If
Leon recovers, I will pay back the con
spirators with interest."
"Estelle, too?" demanded Laure.
"If she gets in the way, she shall
have her share," he answered.
"Then what can I do?" she asked,
with a satisfied air.
"This-persuade your grandmother to
give you the cure for Leon."
"Oh, M. Constant! I fear your un
f.-lendliness to the church will pre
"How ? Does any one here give more
o the priests and the convents than I
lo? But that is not to the point. I am
not sick. The cure is for Leon. Be
:ides, I am your friend, Laure, and.
your enemies are my enemies."
"Must you have It today ?"
"At once. There is not one minute to
spare. If Leon is not better by to
morrow morning, he will not- live the
"I will try," Laure consented after
"Take this; It may help your argu
ment," said Quillebert, handing her a
shining double eagle goldpIece. '
"Back into the bushes, then, till I re
turn," said she.
Quillebert did as he was bidden, and
the girl walked rapidly to the cottage.
The half hour of her absence appeared
to him all but interminable, and it was
s one freed from long imprisonment
that he sprang from the matted vines
and brush when she stopped beside the
tree holding her hands behind her and
"Soldier, soldier, marry, marry me."
"Well?" he exclaimed.
"She was very unwilling," said she.
"I got It," she anticipated his ques
tion. "Here It is." And, holding forth
her hands, she exhibited in one a nar
row band of snow white cloth about
ten inches In length made of unspun
otton fiber beaten and pressed while
saturated with water. The other held
a roll of the cured skin of a garfish, In
which the cotton strip had been in
"Grandmother raised this cotton In
the garden from seed obtained in Egypt
by her brother, who was a soldier of
the emperor. She had every boil taken
from the stalk as It opened and carried
to her room. With her own hands she
picked the lint, muttering prayers and
crossing herself all the while. S'i
soaked and pressed it with her own fihn
-ers, and I am sure she put a prayer
between every two layers. She says
that if before 9 o'clock 'tonight this
oly fillet is laid over Leon's eyes and
~empes he will get well."
"Pretty one, you are a Jeanne d'Arc!
Give me the fillet," Q2uIllebert eagerly
"Take It and win," said Laure.
"And share the spoils of victory with
y little lieutenant," he added, rolling
the strip and replacing it in the fish
ikin. In an instant his horse was heard
bounding through the dry swamp.
Another sound of horse's feet fell up
n Laure's ear. and she ran to the skirt
of the wood to receive a most elaborate
bow from the exquisite Evariste Oak
!ell as he cantered along the opposite
bank of the bayou and to catch the
notes of hIs fine tenor voice caroling:
"Soldier, soldier, marry, marry me."
Her heart beat wildly with a delIght
Bhe could scarce explain, but was sud
denly stilled by the thought that Eva
iste may have seen Quilliebert, heard
her signal to him and construed their
meeting as she would not for the world
have him construe It.
The gait of Quillebert's steed was not
lowered from a run until, throbbing and
overed with foam, he was halted at
his stable. Quillebert took no chances
with the clock. but at once proceeded
to the cabin where lay the emaciated,
sinking, faintly breathing jockey. .Pro
ducing the gleaming fillet, he stretched
it over the closed eyes and sunken temn
pies of the seemingly dying man and
on their lives charged the awed negroes
in attendance to see that there it re
mained till morning.
Leon slept fitfully through the night
At break of day he awoke from de
irium, Odette and freedom to conscious
ness, Quillebert and shackles.
[TO BE CONTINUtED.}
Some girls, when asked to elope, are
Eke ice. At first they are cold and re
pulse you; then they melt and run
......-_wltemte nan,) Independ
The little son of an Episcopal clergy
man of Los Angels was visiting with
his mother a Canadian city, where the
two attended services at a certain
church. It is the custom in that church
for the clergymau :,!d eengregation to
bow in silent prayer for a minute or
two just before lih sermon begius. It
was a new procecdir.g to the child, for
he was not accustomeud t', seeing this
done In his father's church, but the
little chap bravely and reverently did
After the service was over the clergy
man, one of the old evangelical school,
who had noticed the reverence and ap
parent devotion of the child, spoke to
him and comznended his reverence with
an affectionate pat on the lead. "It
was very pleasing." he remarked to a
group of bystanders, "to see this little
fellow so deeply engaged in earnest
prayer just before I began my sermon.
What prayer did you offer to the throne
of grace, my little boy?"
All unconscious of the effect it pro
duced, the little fellow candidly and
instantly replied: "I said: 'Now I lay
me down to sleep. I pray the Lord mylj
soul to keep.'"-San Francisco Argo
Birds' Eggs Superstitions.
The old, wrinkled, dusky aunties of
the south tell children: "Do not eat the
bluebirds' eggs. They make you love
to wander." They believe that the pale
blue eggs of that beautiful creature,
"that violet of the air," that bird with
"sky tinge on his back, earth tinge on
his breast," will make the greedy nest
robber restless as long as he lives. No
place, however enticing, can hold the
being who has once tasted a bluebird's I
He who eats a mocking bird's egg
will be compelled to "tell all he knows."
The one who robs a killdee's nest and
eats its eggs will surely break an arm.
He who eats a dove's egg will be fol
lowed by bad luck, while the egg of any
bird of yellow plumage will be sure to
cause a fever, and lie who eats an owl's
egg will be always shrieking. The eat
er of a crow's egg will always. as old
auntles say, "be gwine on foolish like a
crow does go on. 'Ha, ha. ha!' Bgt a
partridge's egg." they declare, "du es
make you thrive an' grow fas'. Dey
is de onlies' sort er birds' eggs dat you
kin eat widout findin' 'em danger
Bullokar, the lexie'grapher who gave
the famous definition for "crocodile
tears," was outdone by Minshen. an
other dictionary maker of London. who
In 1617 issued the work which gave the
following amusing account of the or
igin of the word "cockney:" "A cock
ney, or cockny, applied only to one born
within the sound of the Bow bells
that is, within the city of London
whiche terme came first out of the fol
"A citizen's sonne, riding with his fa
ther out of London into the country,
and being a novice and merely ignorant
of how corne and catel do increase,
asked when he heard a horse neigh
what the horse dide. His father an
swered, 'The horse dothe neigh.' Rid
ing further, he heard a cock crow and
said, 'Dothe the cock neigh too? And
therefore cockney. or cockneigh, by- in
version thus: Incoctus.-i. e., raw or
unripe in countrey-mens affaires."
When the Crowd Gathered.
At the close of some sports that were
being held at a country village one of
the competitors, coming across the lo
cal policeman, inquired when the thea
"We have no theater here," said the
"Well, the music ball, thena?"
"No; nothing of that kind here."
"Have you no evening amusement at
all?" asked the stranger.
"Oh, yes," said the policeman, rising
to the occasion. "If you wait till 9
o'clock, you'll see them shunting the
goods train."-Londoa Spare Moments.
Small Boy's Divorce,
Clarence, aged live, had been severe
ly punished by his parents for disobedi
ence, and the next day, without saying
a word to any one, he called at the of
fice of the family legal adviser, who
happened to be a particular friend of
the little fellow.
"Well, Clarence," said the man of the
law after shaking hands, "what can I
do for you?"
"Please, Mr. Brown," said Clarence,
"I want to get a divorce from our famn
A little over half a century ago It
was considered beneath the dignity of
many substantial concerns to adver
tise beyond the Insertion in the news
papers of an occasional business card.
Some of the experiences of that time
show how recently advertising,, as we
know it, has developed.
A retail hardware house in an east
ern city once found itself possessed of
ten times the number of articles of a
certain kind that it had intended to
buy. As they had been ordered espe
cially for a new hotel and were of a pe
culiar design, there seemed to be no
way of disposing of them except at a
merely nominal sum.
One of the youngeri men connected
with the concern offered to "move
them" at a fair price provided he be
permitted to advertise. The sugges
tion encountered much opposition, but
finally a small sum was set apart to
carry it out. The advertisement was -
drafted in an attractive way, and the
people soon began to buy the new arti
cle. Finally the house was obliged to
send to the ma~nufacturers for more.
When the next season's trade opened,
the mnember of the firm who had most
opposed the experiment whispered to
the young man that he had better
write out a few notices "and put them
in the papers."
From such beginnings the advertis
ing practice has c'ome. Thousands of
dollars are now spent not only in ad
vertising itself, but in devising elever
catch words, ingenious phrases and il
lustrations which will stick in the
memory of the recauder as well as new
general methods.-Youth's Companion.
English Quail Stew.
For four plump Quails provide four -
oysters, four tablespoonfuls of butter,
three large cupfuls of ox tail soup or
rich stock, two small glasses of port or
madeira, two tablespoonfuls of onion
vinegar, the same of India relish and
muhroom catchup, celery salt, white
pepper and four slices of crisp, brown
toast. Leave the quails whole, simply
opening down the breast. Put the but
ter In a frying pan over a hot fire and
when brown lay the quails in the pan.
Cover and cook tenl minutes. Turn and
cook ten minutes more. When browned
on both sides, add the soup or stock,
wine, catchup and relish. When it
boils again, add celery salt and pepperi
to season and thicken with a table
spoonful of flour wvet up in cold water.
Stir it gradually until it boils. Turn
each quail on its back and insert an
oyster. Cook five minutes and serve
on slices of toast with the liquid poured I
Uny not meet with a unanimous approval, but there are none who disap
rove of Commercial expansion at home.
The LEVI BROTHERS of Sumter, in order to meet the demands of
mr growing and expanding business, were forced to seek more commodious
lua rters. Accordingly we contracted for and leased the old J. T. Solomon
store next to the court house, and after an expenditure of considerable
noney we have now one of the handsomest and best equipped stores in the
:ity, to which we extend a most' cordial invitation to the readers of THE
riMEs, and in this connection we desire to express our gratitude to.the
people for the patronage and the manifestations of confidence reposed in us
The Sumter cotton market is one of the best in the State and we
-eckon ourselves among the heaviest buyers; this we could not do if we did
iot pay full market price, and having the very best facilities for handling
,otton we 6an guarantee prices to those favoring us with their patronage.
viiyiviiviivimiTrnnnyvin.innyynyyy this season is advancing, but we have
a magnificently selected stock, con
Dry Goods , tracted for early and ahead of any ld
vance, that we think will be of inter
est to the people to examine before.
nn imninvnninn are our favorite stock and we believe
that we have as large and as complete
Shoes line, from the best factories in the
United States as any house away from
nunnAALAAAn uUAAAAnnUAanum wholesale trade; in fact we do a large
jobbing trade in Dry Goods and Shoes.
vYIIYVYVVTITYIVTVTVIHYWVin VYI can only be properly .selected by ex
perts and we have had -the advantage
lot ing of an expert who makes a thorough
study of the styles to select this stock,
and we want everybody to come and
and see how weil 'and cheaply we can
dike them out.
wmnun annmis _a line that we defy competition in
style, shapes, quality and prices. No
H at S matter who you want'- a Hat for or
what price you want to pay for it, we
can suit you in every respect. We
have a full line of Boys' Hats also.
bought altogether in ear'load lots and
with a view of competing with job
Grocerie SIbers. A farmer-.can secure from us
anything in. the Grocery line, either
Fancy or Heavy goods, at prices that
can only produce profits by the -
ime of business done. .
Our store will continue to be headquarters for the farmers of Clared
Ion, and in our new quarters we can give our friends more- att~nti'n be
:anse we have more room to do business.
We want -you to come to see us, next door to the court, house and you
iave our guarantee that your wants will be supplied regardless of compe
:0riii3Mg YcrnrXZ OC0ttC>=.
SUMTER, S. C .
Wm.~ E.H olmes&Ce
209 East Bay, - CHARLESTON, S. V.
PAINTS, OILS, VARNISH AND BRUSHES,
LANTERNS, TAR PAPER AND
Headquarters for the Celebrated Palmetto Brand of Cylinder, Planing, En
fine Oils and Greases.
Write Us About .. .
GAGER'S WH IT 1E
[t yields from 35 to 40 per~ cent-More Mortar than
GAGE R'S LIME is packed irt.Magnificent Cooper
Supplied to the trade in car lots direct from kilns by
AROLINA PORTLAND CIMINT CO.
Sole Selling Agents Southern States,
CIIALESTON. - - S. (.
'Southern Fruit Co.i
W. H. MIXSON, Manager.
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN
FRUIT and PRODUCE.E
.a..~ nnuracturers' Agents fork.~.
BARRELS, BASKETS, CRATES, Etc.
High Grade Vegetable Seeds.
CilARLESTON, - - - - - S. G.
The. Manning Times
ae Both for $1.50.'8
Every new yearly subscriber will be entitled to THE FARM.
KND HOME and THE MANNING TIMES for $1.50; also every~
>ld subscriber who pays up his arrears. This is a grand offer and
noe hope the people wil appreciate it.