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LoUy AVP L . ]Editor.
MAN1ING. S. C., DEC. 3, 190:.
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No oomnamication ot a person:a1 ch-acntel
wil be pubfahed except as an avertisement
Entered at the Postomce at Manning" as Sec
ond Class matter.
Now that those who were as
piring to political preferment
hafe become settled down, and
J.ttion has ceased, it gives the
e people time to consider calm
A,, the problems they were called
upon to arbitrate and solve.
We can now, without fear of be
ingcharged with selfishness and
impure motives take up the vari
ous matters that were beig dis
cussed and treat them upon their
merits. For the first time since
the war between the States did
the people of this State have
an opportunity to hear questions
of national importance, and it
was but natural, that the politi
cal leaders had much, in fact,
almost sole influence in shaping
our opinions. We were unac
quainted with national questions,
and most of us were content to
abide by the judgement of thosE
in power. Will this always be
We think not, for as these mat
ters become known, the peoplE
can be trusted to have settled
convictions .and the day is noi
-Tar distant when the indepen
dent thought will force indepen
We are a thoroughly united
people, when it comes to whitE
supremacy, and our body poli
tics is so well constituted and
constructed that there is not thE
slightest danger of impairing
white supremacy; our laws havE
practically turn the State gov
ernment over to the white man
and the negro has become con
tented with it. The questions
then are, how long will it be be
fore men can consider political
questions upon their merits?
Are the people willing to remair
party slaves? We hope to seE
the day in this State when ques
tions of national moment can be
considered from a practical busi
*ness stand point rather that
from a strictly party view. Jus1
so long as we permit party lea
ders to dictate our course jus1
so long will we be told to do as
they say, and not as we think
ourselves. The Democratic par
ty today is like a ship withou1
a rudder. Why? Because i1
has allowed itself to becom4
boss-ridden, and the bosses can
not agree and have no fixed pol
icy; the result is, business mer
have lost confidence, and those
party men who are sincere have
lost prestige; our conditions car
never be bettered until the peo
ple begin investigating for them
selves, they must keep postec
and. a breast of the times. Wher
the people shall have studied th4
various political questions, anc
make demands as do the peopl4
elsewhere, there will be morn
independence, and the time-serv
ing politician will be a thing oj
the past. Men will be called
forward to make our laws wh<
have the country's interest a1
heart, and who will serve thE
people instead of themselves.
A JAIL NEEDED.
The building of a new jail is
crying necessity in this county
humanity demands it, and as
matter of precaution against pos
sible damage suits, it should bi
built. To build a jail and run th
county in debt, and thereby in
crease taxation, does not require
much business tact, but to buil(
without increasing the levy wil
require calculation. In our' opin
ion a jail can be built without in
creasing the present county levy
because with less taxable prop
erty than we have now, thellevy
- was reduced from 5 mills to
mills, a debt of about $3000 was
paid off, and the county was re
lieved from any past indebted
ness. We believe, with om:
present taxable property thE
county can be run safely ona
levy of 24 mills, this would re
duce the county levy 4 mill, and
that 4 mill could be applied tc
jail building. If the commis
sioners will issue four-per cent
ten y'ear bonds; and apply the
millm each year towards paying
.off the bonds as they become
due, in our judgment it would
easily build the jail, and not in
crease our present levy one cent.
To go to work and by taxation
raise enough money to build the
jail, the taxes would necessarily
have to be raised, and it would
be very burdensome upon our
taxpayers; we believe, our
people would much rather be
pefmitted to pay for this neces
sity by degrees. This plan has
been adopted elsewhere and it
succeeded, we therefore see no
reason why it should not suc
ceed here. Taxation at best is
burdensome. and in those town
ships where special school dis
tricts, exists, to add on more
taxes will be hard to bear: there
are a number of townships pay
ing now 15 mills, that amounts tc
14 per cent, and to add town taxes,
insurance on property, and other
expenses, and it will run up to
about 4 per cent; such a con
dition will tend towards discour
aging the upbuilding of proper
t nd it will act as an obstruc.
tion to progress. A man who i4
looking for investments, doe
not want his entire income swal
lowed up in taxes and other ex
penses, for he can invest hi4
money in government bonds
draw 4 per cent interest and pai
no taxes upon such an invest
We sincerely hope our legisla
tive delegation, who are busi
ness men will consider this mat
ter carefully, and if possible giv
us the jail without increasm
Catarrh Cannot be Cured
with LOCA. A'PLICAIONS. as ther canno
rclh the seat of the disease. Catarrh is
N'ood or constitutional disease. and in order t,
eur it you must take internal remedies. Hall
Catarrh Cure is taken internanv.and :cts direct
lv on the blood and mucous surfaces. Hall
Catarrh Cure is not a quack medicine. It wa
prescribed by one of the best physicians in thi
country for years. and is a re;ular prescription
It is coinposed of the best tonies known. com
bined with the best blood purifiers. acting di
reetly on the mucous surfaces. The perfee
combination of the two ingredients is what pro
duces such wonderful results in curing Catarrh
Send for testimonais free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO.. Props.. Toledo. C
Sold by dru-;:ists. price 75c.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
The only State in the Unior
outside of the South that has o
Democratic governor, is the littlE
State of Rhode Island. There
must be a cause for this condi
tion. In our judgment, the
cause is attributable to the un
stable theories of our party
leaders. Instead of appealing
to business reason, they go
about antagonizing business in
terests and inflaming prejudice.
There are many thousand Dem
ocrats in every Northern State,
but many of these will not sub
scribe, nor stand for the com
munistic spirit of those mer
who now pose as leaders. The
consequence is, they either dc
not vote, or go with the othei
The Pride of Heroes.
Many soldiers in the last war wrott
to say that for Scratches. Bruises, Cuts
Wounds, Corns, Sore Feet and Stif
Joints, Bucklen's Arnica Salve is tho
best in the world. Sane for Burns
Scalds, Boils, Ulcers, Skin Er.uption
and Piles. It cures or no pay. Onl2
23c. at The R. B. Loryea Drug Store.
President Roosevelt has giver
it out that he will not appoir
Doctor Crum td the office o:
Collector of the Port of Charles
ton, not because Crum is a color
ed man, but because of charge.
of infidelity lodged against him
In our otinion the newspapers
are making a mountain out of
mole-hill in this matter, and i:
they continue with their ranting
they will accomplish more harn
than good. Crum, on accoun
-of his color may be distasteful
but continually jabbing the presi
-dent may result in some othel
tcolored man being appointed
The President proposes to fil
-that office with a competent man
Sregardless of color or previou:
condition of servitude, and th
:newspapers might as well le
A Million Voices
Co~uld hardly express the thanks c
Homer Hall, of West Point, La. Listel
why: A severe cold had settled on hi
lungs, causing a most obstinate cough
Several physicians said he had con
sumption, but could not help hin
When all thought he was doomed hi
tbegan to use Dr. King's New Discover:
for Consumption and writes, "it comi
pletely cured me and saved my life.
now weigh 227 lbs." It's positivel;
I uaranteed for Coughs. Colds and Luni
roubles. Price 50c. and $1.00. Tria
bottles free at The R. B. Loryea Drus
Conigress is now in session
-and it begins to look like the
Crumpacker gang is going to ge
I Congress to take some actio:
looking towards cutting dow1
the South's representation it
SCongress. So far as we are con
cerned, we have no objection
and think perhaps it will be fo:
the best, because then, there wil
be no excuse left for nigger-in
thewoodpile-argument. If oul
representation in Congress is
cut down, the only people cf
fected will be the men holding
Sthe positions, but so far as th<
Speople at large are concerned i
-will make no difference. Le
Sthem cut down our representa
tion if they want to, we do no
I care whether we have seven mci
drawing 85000 a year or five, a:
-long as our State affairs are no
What's In a N1ame.
Everything is in the name wheni
comes to Witch Hazel Salve. E. C
- et& Co. ofChicago, discovered
-some years ago, how to make a salve
from Witch Hazel that is a specific foi
Piles. For Blind, bleeding, itching
and protruding Piles, eczema, cuts
burns, bruises, and all skin disease
DeWitt's Salve has no equal. This ha
given rise to numerous wvorthless coun
terfeits. Ask for DeWitt's-the gen
uine. The RI. B. Loryea Drug Store.
Honor Roil of Pine Grove School.
Second grade-Nina Dennis, Octavia
Third Grade-Edith Cole. Ella Green.
.Fourth Grade-Mary Jane Dennis.
.Fifth Grade-Carrie Coker, Efile
Sixth Grade- -Rosa Coker, Russel
Morris, Dave Turbeville, Linda Turbe
yille, Eugene Smith.
Seventh Grade-George Greene.
We will give a public entertainment
on Friday night. December, 14th.
The entertainmecnt will consist or mu-l
si, dialogues. recitations..and decla
tions by the school children. The pub
lie is cordially invited. The exercises
will not be more than an hour anda
half or two hours long.
A. T. HELMs.
A Cold Wave.
The forecast of sudden changes in
the weather serves notice that a hoarse
oice and a heavy cough may invade
the sanctity of health in your owu
home. Cautious people have a bottle
of One Minute Cough Cure always at
hand. E. H. Wise. Madison, Ga..
writes: "I am indebted to One Minute
Cough Cure for my present good
health and probably my life."~ It eures
Coughs. Colds, LaGrippe. Bronchitis.
Pneumonia and all Throat and Lung
troubles. One Minute Cough Curn
cuts the phlegm, draws out the infla
mation, heals and sooths the nmucous
mebranes and strength ens the lungs.
The T. B. TnoaDu TSnonre.
Foreman Ingram's View-We Disagree With
Him-We Declined to Offer Such a Bill.
Manning, S. C., Dec. 2. 1902.
Hon. Louis Appelt, Editor MANNING
Your animadversions on actions of
the grand jury we feel it is our duty to
notice, and in doing so, we would kind
I ask that vou, "-The sentinel on the
watch tower" will grant to us that
which we have the right to expect.
- As the grand inquest of Clarendon
- county for the year 1902, we have felt
. and do now feel that we should expect
every citizen to support us in our efforts
to attain the best euds in every matter
Swhich commands our attention. In
thus expecting your endorsement of our
elorts for the rigrht we would not ques
tion your right to criticise our every
action where the weal or the woe of
t our "Tax payers" are at stake. but on
the other hand we would praise: we
would sincerely admire the editor of a
county news p:per who with an honest
iutegrity of purpose would scverely
criticise the grand jury who dares to
propose a measure to be accompished
it the expense of the "Farmer tax pay
er for the "convenience of a set of
- lawyers." In entering into -pubilic
print we the grand . ry for the year
now nearing its close do so for the pur
pose of explaining to the commonwealtlt
why we recommend to the court Pree
sided over by His Honor Judge Town
send, the over hauling of the records of
clerk of court's offlice, and a proper re
indexing or indexing of the deeds and
mortgages. This recommendation
was made upon a petition presented
to us and sizned by the majority of the
lawyers practicing at the Manning
Bar, than whom we think you will not
find a more thoroughly equipped set of
young lawyers in our State.
Your criticisms in issue of TiE MAN
NING TIMEs 26 th, Nov. inst. were se
vere. You charge that the indexing
of records would, we quote, only "make
it more convenient for the lawyers to
get at the records, and expedite their
work in searching, but we doubt ex
ceedingly whether it will lessen their
You go further in your criticisms
and say, we again quote your words. "If
the members of the Bar wish to have
things more conveniently arranged,
then let them employ some one at their
own expense to do the work, and each
one of them can have a copy of the in
dexes on their private desks." Thus
you charge the grand jury in a carless
way, unmindful of their duty (under
oath at that) to their country. of doing
the behest of a few lawvyers. Such,
my dear sir. could not be the case.
The grand jury is composed of eighteen
citizens of Clarendon county, each one,
in fact, in very fact, a farmer unless
you choose to make exception as to
Foreman, we would ask to say that
even he should feel the deepest concern
in agriculture and that which apper
tains thereto. Now let us come down
more squarely to the indexing of the
deeds and mortgage books.
In indexing the papers which are
recorded, the clerk is liable to make
mistakes, and fail to enter the paper on
the index or might enter it on the
wrong index. We are assured this
has been done in a few instances. In
such a case the books are wrong. It
follows, that one searching the records
is misled. No argument is required to
show that records of real estate should
be absolutely correct, that the very
best means should be used to attain
this end. As otherwise one buying a
farm, a home, is liable to find that he
has niot a good title, and his money is
-lost. On the score of convenience, it
7 will be for the benefit of any one,
whether he be a lawyer oi' a frmer of
"ordinary intelligence" who desires to
search terecords, who would look for
a deed or mortgage, as there have been
Sthousands of such instruments i'ecorded
Swithin the last several years or we
would say within the last twenty-two
years. Now it takes considerable time
to find any particular one when with a
properly made general index, every
deed and mortgage made by any man
in that time can be found in one minute
f and if the one desired cannot be found,
1 then the seai'cher can rest satisfied
s that such an instrument was never re
corwed h'ementioned the fact of mis
.takes being found in the woi'k of the
clerks. We have no intention of re
~fleeting on the clerk of the court, as
we might say, it would be too much to
Iexpect in the very busy season when
Scrowds are in the office, that no mis
Stakes will be made, and we are pleased
1 that the books are kept as well and as
Sfree from mistakes as they appear (to
us) but it is only a reasonable caution
that the books should be checked and
absolutely correct indexes made at least
every twenty years.,
SIn 1880 Dr. George Allen Huggins
made a general index of all the p~aper's
recorded in the clerk's office. This is
I well known to every one who has had
1 cause to make search of records,wheth
1 er he be the lawyer who looks for his
_ client o~r whether the "ordinary man of
intelligence" wvho seeks to know some
Sthing of the records of that otfice.
r These indexes are used exclusively by
1 every one searching for any paper re
The walking sick, what
a crowd of them there are:
Persons who are thin and
weak but not sick enough
to go to bed.
"Chronic cases" that's
what the doctors call thenm,
which in common English
To stop the continued
loss of flesh they need
Scott's Emulsion. For the
feeling of weakness they
need Scott's Emulsion.
It makes new flesh and
gives new life to the weak
Scott's Emulsion gets
thin and weak persons out
of the rut. It makes new,
rich blood, strengthens the
nerves and gives appetite
for ordinary food.
Scott's Emulsion can be
taken as long as sickness
lasts and do good all the
There's new strength
and flesh in every dose.
We will be glad
-' to send you a few
S-' De sure that this picture in
the formn of a Ilabel is on the
-- '.-. wrapner of every b:tle of
Emi:A.on you buy.
SSCOTT & BoWNE,
409 Pearl St., N. Y.1
corded before 1881. The former in
dexes made by the clerks of court are
We, since reading your editorial an
imadverting on the action of our body
in recommending the " indexing of rec
ords." felt it our duty to again look
over the clerk's books or the indexing.
Lt required but one moment for us to
feel that, we had done exactly right in
recoimnending the adoption of the pa
per submitted by " the lawyers." The
honorable Judge Townsend, to whom
we made presentment, seemed to think
we were right. When I say the grand
Jury passed intelligently upon and con
sidered every matter brought before
!he body I speak the truth. They,
anch and very nearly every one of them.
required a full knowledge upon every
natter, and cast their votes after a full,
free and fair discussion.
Some of the members of the grand
jury were, and are yet, under the im
pression that you, Mr. Editor, offered a
bill at some time within the last sey
,ral years, during your incumbency as
Senator from Clarendon county, in the
General Assembly of South Carolina, to
have this very thing done, namely, in
dexing of records, the same which the
grand jury has so recklessly recom
mended to be done upon petition, or
suggestion of the lawyer. We would
not appear "captious" in asking the
question: but, is it true?
Very truly and very respectfully,
For the grand jury,
S. E. INGRAM,
Foreman Grand Jury
Clarendon County, S. C.
Cures Cancer and Blood Poison.
If you have blood poison producing
eruptions pimples, ulcers, swollen
glands, bumps and risidgs, burning,
itching skin, copper-colored spots or
rash on the skin, mucous patches in
mouth or throat, falling hair bone
pains, old rheumatism or foul catarrh,
take Botanic Blood Balm (B. B. B.) It
kills the poison in the blood: soon all
sores, eruptlons heal, hard swellings
subside, aches and pains stop and a
perfect cure is made of the worst cases
of Blood Poison.
For cancers, tumers, swellings, eat
ing sores, ugly ulcers, persistent pim
ples of all kinds, take B. B. B. It de
stroys the cancer poison in the blood,
heals, cancer of all kinds, cures the
worst humors or suppurating swellings.
Thousands cured by B. B. B. after all
else fails. B. B. B. composed of pure
botanic ingredients. Improves the
digestion, makes the blood pure and
rich, stops the awful itching and all
sharp. shooting pains. Thoroughly
tested for thirty years. Druggist, $i
per bottle, with complete directions for
home cure. Sample free and prepaid
by writing Blood Balm Co.. Atlanta,
Ga. Describe trouble and free medi
cal advice also sent in sealed letter.
For sale by The R. B. Loryea Drug
No Ear For Music.
"How do you like the music, Mr. Jud
kins?" said Miss Parsons.
"I'm sorry, but I have no ear for
music," he answered.
"No," put in Mr. Jasper. "He uses
his for a pen rack."-Boston Christian
Nothing will give permanent success
in any enterprise of life except native
capacity cultivated by honest and per
severing effort. Genius is often but the
capacity for receiving and improving
by discipline.--George Eliot
The B'shop's Good Reason.
When you wake up with a bad
taste in your mouth, go at once to
The R. B. Loryea drug store and get
a free samp~le of Chamberlain's Stom
ach and Liver Tablets. One or two
doses will make you well. They also
cure bi'iousness, sick headache and
A Prejudiced Opinion.
"Is it true that men of genius do not
know the value of money?"
"I'm afraid it is," answered Mr.
Stormington Barnes. "Most men of
genius see so little of it that they never
have a chance to form any definite
ideas on the subject."-Wasbngtonl
Get a free sample of Chamberlain's
Stomach and Liver Tablets at The
R. B. Loryea drug store. They are
easier to take and more pleasant in
effect than pills. Then their use is
not followed by constipation as is
often the case with pills. Regular
size, 25c, per box.
The anachronisms and errors of
Shakespeare are too well known to re
quire repetition, Hie speaks of cannon
in the reign of i1ng John a century
and a half before their Invention; he
refers to printing in the reign of Henry
II., of clocks in the time of Cresar;
makes Hector quote Aristotle and Corn
olanus refer to Cato. He Introduces a
billiard table Into the house to Cleo
patra, makes Delphos an island and
gives a seacoast to Bohemia.
Cutting the Counselor Short.
"Do you give me credit for wis
dom?" asked the judge.
"Certainly," replied the lawyer who
had just started on a long winded and
"Well. just remember," said the
judge. "that a word to the wise is suf
Better Than a Plaster.
A Piece of flannel dampened with
Chamberlain's Pain Balm and bound
on the affected parts, is better than
a plaster for a lame back and for
pains in the side or chest. Pain
Balm has no superior as a liniment
for the relief of deep seated, muscu
lar and rheumatic pains. For sale
by The Rt. B. Loryea Drug Store,
Isaac M. Loryea Prop.
Starboard and Larboard.
The Italians derived "starboard"
from questa borda, "this side," and
"larboard" from quella borda, which
means "that side." Abbreviated these
two phrases appear as sta bord~a and la
borda. Their close resemblance caused
so many mistakes that the admiralty
ordered the "larboard" to be discon
tinued and "port" substituted. "Port"
for "larboard" is said to be first used
in Arthur Pitt's "Voyages" in 1850.
Sure to Follow.
"Hello, central:" called the man at
the phone. "Give me the gas office."
"Yes, sir," replied the operator, "but
I must warn you In advance that we
cannot tolerate any bad language over
the wire."-Spare Moments.
She Hadn't Time.
Olivia-Didn't you ever have a pro
Viola (gloomily)-Yes; a man once
asked me to marry him, but I forgot
myself and told him I hadn't time.
Detroit Free Press.
Foils A Deadly Attack.
"My wife wvas so all that good physi
cans were unable to help her." writes
M. M. Austin. of Winchester, Ind.,
"but wvas completely cured by Dr.
King's New Life Pills.'' They work
wonders in stomach and liber troubles.
Cure constip~ation, sick headache. 25c.
Is what makes people old before their time.
SWhy not save the worry and ease the work
by doing your trading at this store?
Be wise. Get everybody's prices, then come
to us and you will quickly see our prices are
Tridot Flannels..... .. ...@22tc the yard.
75c Waistings.. .... .. .. .@69 c the yard.
SBIG LINE OF DRESS GOODS,
Such as Broadcloths, in all colors, Vene
tians, Zebelines, Heavy Skirtings, Silks, etc.
Yard-Wide Sheeting... .. ...........@4 c
Best Prints, Dark Colors.. .. ...... .@4tc
~Shoes ! Shoes !
We have Shoes for the whole family.
Ladies' Shoes at 50c the pair to $3.50.
Men's Shoes at 98c for the $1.23 Kind and up
O to $5.
MnsSuits at $2.98 and upward to $12.30.
SChildren's Suits at 75c to $5.
Seeing is believing. Come and see our goods
and prices and you will be convinced that we
are the LOW PRICE-MAKERS.
Levi Bros. Old Stand.
ZP. S.--From the mighty rush in our Millinery Depart
ment is evidence we are doing the Millinery bus
inss OUR LOW PRICES MAKE IT SO.
But We Carn Do It.
Long feet, short feet, wide feet, narrow feet, perfect
feet, deformed feet; in fact we are the Fitters of Feet and
the leaders in High Art Footwear.
A Better Shoe for Your Mfoney
Than the money can get elsewhere. *
BULTMAN BROS., F''e.,,
Surnter, S. C.
JSbx~.es 1Wzaclbe tco. O:1rc1erx.
H OR SES-& MaA U L ES,
One Car Load of First Class Horses and Mules, which will N
Come and see them at our stables. ALL STOCK GUARAN,
COFFEY & RIGBY9
SALES AND FEED STABLES,
"Mandetmes thed betea
And we can now give our attention over again to busi
ness. The past week has been a success from a stand
0 point of fun and merry-making, but we are free to admit
we are disappointed in the results from a business point
0 of view. It may be a verification of the old saying,
"Business andiPleasure Won't6o Well Toehe,
SAnd now that we have had the pleasure it is to be hoped E
Sa satisfactory business will follow. We placed several
Srush orders in anticipation of a
SAnd these goods must now be disposed of even if we
Ehave to sacrifice them.
Tar Hleel Blankets.
We had sold entirely out of this much appreciated ar
tceof Winter comfort, but are pleased to report that we
Shave another car in transit due to arrive THE END OF
- THE WEEK.
It has recently been brought to our attention that
Ssome competitors are selling what is known as the Dixie
SBlanket and trying to make their customers believe it is
.-the same as our TAR HEEL. .
We desire to " NIP THIS IN THE BUD," and to say
Sthat it is deceiving the customer and an attempt to do
SINJUSTICE TO US, which does not bear fruit. The
SDixie Blanket is all right for the price, but it is the SEC
_ The Tar Heel Being the First.
We know what we are talking about because we buy
Sboth blankets FROM THE MILL, and we believe we are
Samong the few retailers in the State that BUY THEM 4
SDIRECT. When this mill first started we heard of them
Sthrough a friend and wrote for samples of. their product,
Sand being immediately convinced of their superiority over
Sthe blankets we had been using, we have handled
Sthem exclusively since. In the past few years such a de
Smand has been created for their goods that the wholesale
Sdry goods houses have offered to take THEIR ENTIRE
- OUTPUT if they would eliminate the retail trade, whielih
Sthey agreed to do, and for a time they declined to sell us,
Sbut when reminded that we were among their earliest cus
Stomers,. being largely responsible for the demand created
Sfor their goods in this section of the State,' they placed
THE JOBBING LIST,
~Ewhich gives us an advantage over all competitors. In ad
- dition to our claim upon them on account of early associ -
Sations, they recognize our right to jobbers' privileges, as
~EWE BUY THEM BY THE HUNDRED and not by the -
Sdozen as customary with retailers. If you want THE
STAR HEEL you can't buy it elsewhere. If you want
STHE DIXIE you can buy it cheaper than elsewhere.
_ O'DONNELL & 00, u
Sumter, S. C.
Concentrate Your Means, Resist
Combinations Against You.....
There is no use closing our eyes to the tendency of the
) age, capital is organized to concentrate its forces, and unless
) the farmers organize to resist, the hope of the country is
) shaken. In this agricultural country of ours the merchant
) must be blind indeed who does not see that if the farmer
goes down the merchant, as a natural consequence, must go
) with him, therefore'as business men, we the
want it distinctly understood that we propose to sink or
swim with the farmers, and in the purchase of our winter
stock we have bought so that competition is a secondary con
sideration. We have contracts with mills so that we are en
abled to pay more for cotton than any house in Sumter, and
when the farmers of Clarendon come to Sumter it will be
only necessary for them to leave their samples with us.
We are next to the Court House in the old " Jake Solo
mons " building and it is
Headquarters for Farmers.
We carry everything and every department in our store
is in charge of the very best salesmen, whose business it is
to sell goods with an eye to induce customers to return.
We are headquarters for
Dry Goods, Dress Goods,
Novelties, Shoes, Hats,
and everything for the plantation or household.
We are making big drives in the several branches of our
store and all that we ask is for the people to come and see
We are in position to pay more for cotton than anybody
on the market arid we propose to give the farmers the benefit.
Bring your cotton to us, and we will sell you the goods.
L -evi B o.
SUJMTE1=R. S. C.