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50 Per Cent of the Cotton Brought to the Sum
ter Market is Bought By the
D evri Eros.
Because we are in touch with those who make advance con
tracts, and who are able to put us in position to pay more
for cotton than any other buyers in our city.
But our cotton business is only an addition to our ;GEN
ERAL MERCANTILE Business. We have by our dilli
gence made ourselves leaders in trade, not by waiting for
trade to come to us, but by our reaching out and coming in
touch with the farmers of the country, and selling them
Goods as cheap as the lowest, and giving to them for their
products as much or more than the highest.
These are facts that have been demonstrated by our con
tinued increase of business.
We want our friends to come to Sumter and look through
our immense stock of
Dry Goocd, Dress Goods, Fanzr
cy Goods anzd N".otions Cloth
inag, Shoes, Hats and the best
line of Pleanxtetion and Farni1y
Grocerie's in the City.
To meet the demands of our trade everything is bought
by gs from first hands, and our patrons get the profit which
other dealers must pay midd-lemen. We can and will save
you money. both in watyou buy of us, and what we buy of
ou. Come to see-ts.
Next To Court House.
C$lQ nA THE OUTCROPPING
I IL L OF BAD BLOOD
And while not always painful are aggravating beyond expression. With
few exceptions they are worse in spring and summer when the system begins
tothawout andtheskin I suffered with Eczema of the hands
is reacting and makind face for over a ear, it was not only
extra effortstothrowol *.h g1 a d~i to~ o the
the poisons that have setr t
I tried at least a dozen soap and5slvBe
a~~u~nubetdameivgty much discouraged
winter. Then boils and il i rend in paper of the cures
pples, rashes and pfomdtruhheuse of S.5.S. Z
pAPpls rahean d little faith at rtbtdetermined
eruptions of every eon- to give it a month'at Tinl at least. I
ceivable kin d make 5ight improvement. sufficient to decide
their appearance, and me to keep it up. After the use of six bottles my skin
Eczema andTetter the was as smooth and oft as a baby's. This was a year
twin terrors tf - ago and I have never had any trouble since.
dierors o etrShn MISS GENEVA BRIGGS.
diseases -Nettle-rash, se So. 7th St., Minneapolis, Minn.
and such other skin troubles as usually remain quiet during cold weather,
break out afresh to torment and distract by their fearful burning, itching
and stinging. A course of S. S. S. now will purify
and enrich the blood, reinforce and tone up the gen
eral system and stimulate the sluggish circulation,
thus warding off the diseases common to spring and
summer. The skin, with good blood to nourish it,
remains smooth and soft and free of all disfiguring eruptions. nti
Send for our free book on diseases of the skin and write us.if you desire
medical advice or any special information. This will cost you nothing.
TILE SWIFT SPECIFIC CC,, ALAMTA, GAs
Improve Your homes.
I am making a specialty this season of putting within reach the material to
make the HOMES ATTRACTIVE. and thereby increase the value of property.
The New Era Ready Mixed Paint
weighs 18 pounds to the gallon and is noted for its durability and for the vast
amount of space it will cover.
THE HAMMAR BRAND
is another fine Paint, 1 gallon of Oil added, makes 2 gallons of very;iheavy
Paint. I want my customers to use these Paints and I am in position to give
them good prices.
thet my prices on Floor and Lubricating OILS, VARNISHES, etc.
ELWOOD WIRE FENCING
For pastures and yards the best on the market. I buy by car load and will sell
at reasonable prices.
Always on hand the best Rubber and Canvass Belting and M'Iachinery Sup
my store is headquarters for STOVES, HARDWARE, CUTLERY, HAR
NESS and SADDLERY. CARRIAGE and WAGON MATERIAL, and
When you want anything in my line come to see or write to.
L_. E3, DLJFANT,
Sumter, S. C.
THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG STORE,
OAPRS 8& 00., Proprietors,
(Ba.sed Vpon the Mystery.
Daophiu. Jon of Loaus A
Copyright, 1901, by the BO
LEAP of the heart and dizzi
ness shot through me and
blurred my sight. The reality
of Mme. de Ferrier's coming
to seek me surpassed all imaginings.
She walked with accustomed step,
partin; the second growth in her way,
having tracked me from the boat. See
ing m;,: lodge.in the ravine she paused,
her face changing as the lake changes,
and caught her breath. I stood ex
ultant and ashamed down to- the
"Monsieur, what are you doing
here?" Mme. de Ferrier cried out.
"Living, madame," I responded.
"Living? Do you mean you have re
turned to your old habits?"
"I have returned to the woods, ma
"You do not intend to stay here?"
"You must not do it!"
"What must I do?"
"Come back to the house. You have
given us much anxiety."
I liked the word ."us" until I remem
bered it included Count de Chaumont.
"Why did you edme out here and
My conduct appeared contemptible. I
looked mutely at her.
"Wfr offended you?"
"Did you want Dr. Chantry to .lanie
himself hobbiing around in search of
you, and th'- .ount-1tsend people out
in every d!ection?"
"What explanation will you make to
"None, madame." I raised my head.
"I may go out in the woods without
asking leave of Count de Chaumont."
"Ha says you have forsaken your
books and gone back to be an Indian."
I snowed her the Latin book in my
hand. She glanced slightly at it and
continued to make her gray eyes pass
through my marrow.
Shifting-like a culprit, I infquired:
"How did you know I was here?"
"Oh, it was not hard to find you after I
I saw the boat. This island is not
"But who rowed you across the lake,
"I came by myself, and nobody ex
cept Ernestifie knows it. I can row a
boat. I slipped through the tunnel and
"Mada'me, I am a great fool. I am
not worth your mentioning."
"You are worth any danger I might
encounter. But you should at least go
back for me."
"I will do anything for you, madame.
But why should I go back? You will
not long be there."
"What does that matter? The im
portant thing is that you should not
lapse again into an Indian."
"Is any life but the life of an Indian
open to me, madame?"
She struck her hands together with a
Startled, I dropped the book and it
sprawled at her feet like the open
missal. She had returned so unexpeet
edly to the spirit of our first meeting.
"Oh. if you knew what you are! Dur
ing my whole life your name has been
cherished in my family. We believed
you would some time come to your
own. Believe in yourself!"
She took a lacquered box from the
cover of her wrappings and moved
down the slope a few steps.
"Come here to your mother and get
I felt tears rush to my eyes. She
sat down, spread a square of clean
inged linen upon the ground and
laid out crusty rounds of buttered
bred that were fragrant in the
springing fragrance of the wood, firm
slics of cold meat, and a cunning
pasry wvhich instantly maddened me.
I was ashamed to be such a wolf.
We sat with our forest table between
us and ate together~.
"I am hungry myself," she said.
If evening had paused while that
meal was in progress it would not have
surprised me. But when she had en
couraged- me to eat everything to the
last crumb, she shook the fringed nap
kin, gathered up the lacquered box
and said she must be gone.
"Monsieur, I have oversteppied the
bounds of behavior in coming after
you. The case was too urgent for
consideration of. myself. I must hurry
back, for the count's people would not
understand my' secret errand through
the tunnel. Will yow show yourself at
the house as soon as possible?"
I told her humbly that I would.
"But let me put you in the boat,
She shook her head. "You may fol
low, after I am out of sight. If you
fl. to follow"- S1le turned in the act
of departing and looked me through.
I told her I would not fail.
When Mme. de Ferrier disap
peared beyond the bushes I sat down
and waited, with my head between my
hands, still seeing upon closed eyelids
her figure, the scant frock drawn
around it, her cap of dark hair under
a hood, her face moving from change
to change. And whether I sat a year
or a minute, clouds had descended
when I looked, as they often did in
that lake gorge. So I waited no longer,
but followed her.
The fog was brown and capped the
ev3ning like a solid stone, pressing
down to the earth and twisting smoke
fashion around my feet. It threw sinu
ous arms in front of me as a thing
endowed with life and capable of
mc-ldng itself, and when I reached my
boat and pushed off on the water a
vast mass received and enveloped me.
More penetrating than its clammi
ness was the thought that Mine. de
Ferrier was out in it alone.
i tried one of the long calls we some
ties used in hunting. She might hear
and understand that I was near to help
her. But it was shouting against many
walls. No effort pierced the muffling
substance which rolled thickly against
the lungs. Remembering it was possi
ble to override smaller craft, I pulled
with caution and so bumped lightly
against the boat that by lucky chance
hovered in -my track.
"Is that you, madame?'' I asked.
"Is it you, monsieur?"
"I think I am lost There is no shore.
The fog closed around me so soon- I
was waiting for it to lift a little."
L CATHER WOOD
urrounding the Fate of the
VI. and Marie Antoinette)
dame. Let me tie your boat to mine."
"Do you know the way?"
"There is no way. We shall have t
feel for the shore. But Lake George t
narrow, and I know it well."
"I want to keep near you."
"Come Into my boat, and let me ti
the other one astern."
She hesitated again, but decided
"That would be best."
I drew the frail shells together-the,
seemed very frail above such depth
-and helped her cross the edges. W
were probably the only people on Lak
George. The moon played tricks, io
now she was astern and now straigh
ahead, in that confusing wilderness c
"Madame," I said to my companion
"why have you been persuaded to g
back to France?"
She drew a deep breath.
"I have not been persuaded. I hay
been forced by circiustances. Paul'
future is everything."
"You said you would rather mak
him a woodchopper than a supplian
to the Bonapartes."
"I would. But his rights are to b
considered first. He has some sma
chance of regaining his inheritanc
through the influence of Count d
Chaumont now. Hereafter there ma;
be no chance. You know the fortune
and lands of all emigres were forfei1
ed to the state. Ours have finall;
reached the hands of one of Napoleon'
officers. I do not know what will b
done. I only know that Paul mus
never have cause to reproach me."
I was obliged to do my duty in m:
place as she was doing her duty i
hers, but I wished the boat would sin
and so end all journeys to France. I
touched shore, on the contrary, and
grasped a rock which jutted towar
us. It might be the point of an island
it might be the eastern land, as I wa
inclined to believe, for the moon wa
over our right shoulders.
Probing along with the oar, I foun
a cove and shallow bottom, and there
beachied our craft with a great sliove
"How good the earth feels under
foot!" said Mme. de Ferrier. We wer
both stiff. I drew the boats wher
they could not be floated away, and w
turned our faces to the unknown.
took her unresisting arm to guide her
and she depended upon me.
There was no path. Creeping un
der and climbing over obstacles, some
times inclosed by the whiteness c
steam. sometimes walking briski
across lighted spaces, we reached
gorge smoking as the lake smoked i
the chill of early mornings. Below,
medallion shaped rift widened out an
showed us a scene as I have since b4
held such things appear upon th
stage. Within the round, changin
frame of wispy vapor two men sat b
a fire of logs and branches. We con!
smell wood smoke and hear th
branches crackle, convincing us th
vision was real. Behind thema stood
cabin almost as rude as my shelter o
One man was a grand fellow, not a
all of the common order, though h
was more plainly clothed than D
Chaumont. His face was so famnilln
that I almost grasped recognition-by
missed it. The whole cast was ful
and aquiline and the lobe of his lef
ear, as I noticed when ;;ght fell on hi:
profile, sat close to his head like mine
The other man wori-ed his feet upoi
the treadle of a small wheel, which re
volved like a circular table in front o
him, and on this he deftly touchei
something~ which appeared to be al
earthenware vessel. His thin finger
moved with spider swiftness and
shaped it with a kind of magic. He
was a mad looking person, with an al
of being tremendously driven by inne
force. He wore mustaches the like o
which I had never seen, carried bacd
over his ears, and these hairy device
seemed to slIt his countenance in tw<
Some broken crockery lay on th
ground, and a few vessels, colored ani
lustrous so they shone in the firelighi
stood on a stump near him.
The hollow was not a deep one, bu
if the men had been talking thei
voies did not reach us until the cur
"You are a great fool or a great rae
cal, or both, Bellenger," the superio
"Most people are, your highness," re
sponded the one at the wheel. He kep
it going, as if his earthenware was o
more importance than the talk.
"You are living a miserable life, rov
"Many other Frenchmen are no bel
ter off than I am, my prince."
"True enough. I've roved about my
"Did you turn schoolmaster in Swil
"I did. My family is in Switzerlan
"Some of the nobles were pillaged b:
their peasants as well as by the gos
ernment. But your house should no
have lost everything."
"You are mistaken about our losses
The Orleans Bourbons have little or nl
"Thc king! The king!"
revenue left. Monsieur and Artoi
were the Bourbons able to maintai~
a court about them in exile. So yo
have to turn potter to help suppor
the idiot and yourself?"
"Is your highness interested in art?
"What haveLto..do~with art?.
W. E JEh
rMiinery, Dress Goods i
Possibly the greatest display of Fall and
ning will take place next Wednesday Eveni
JENKINSON'S DEPARTMENT STORE.
Not only will we have a great display c
t UES in all lines of Goods that will astonish t
I u I (. During WTednesday evening
M LJ S ~ ~ nished by a fine String Banc
EVERYBODY COME. We want everybody
________ ter Goods and see oL
By watching announcements from time to time you will find
many items of interest in the Furniture and Crockery line.
During the month of October I will have
Special Bargain Days,
And it will pay you to come and buy them, because on these days
you can buy your Furniture. for
Less Than Wholesale Price.
I have made arrangements with several furniture manufactur
ers to supply me with goods for Bargain Days at reduced prices,
and I can now promise my friends to furnish them with Furniture
at the LOWEST PRICES, considering the quality of goods I han
My first BARGAIN DAY of the season will open on
Thursday, October 8th
And the following articles will be sold at reduced rates:
t Thirty-six Willow Rockers, Gent's size, full roll seat and
back, regular price $4, yours at ....................$2.20
Kitchen Chairs, assorted colors, regular 50c at.. ........... 32jc
Lounge, regular price $6, at..-..............................$3.75
. Couches, regular price $9, at............................... 5.00
Dining Chairs, regular price $1.25, at....................... .82
- Oak Bedroom Suit, full swell front Dresser and Washstand,
all quartered sawed oak, polished piano finish, regular
price $55, at.-................................... .... 34.25
Other goods in comparison.
Remember October 8.
the Date. .
Don't fail to come and buy your CROCKERY the same day.
Everything at REDUCED PRICES.
A few words regarding my
It has always been a rule among undertakers in small towns
to take as much money for their coffins and caskets as the unfort
unate customer can afford.
Since I have entered into this business and personally taking
charge of every detail in this department I have tried my very
'best to treat my patrons in a JUST AND REASONABLE WAY,
'and now I am more than ever prepared to serve the people in all
I have a full line of COFFINS and CASKETS, TRIM
MINGS, BURIAL ROBES, BURIAL BOXES, UNDERTAK
ERS' SUPPLIES of all kinds and I can be found in case of need
day aud night. At night the policeman will find me if I am
My charges are figured at strictly 15k per centum basis.
POOR AND RICH are served in the same obedient and polite
Yours to serve,
S. L KR ASNOF F,'
T HE FURNITURE MAN.
Levoi Blok next to tne Mutual Dry Goods Company.
nd Silks and A nd of
ii ALL DAY THURSDAYT
Winter Goods ever seen in the town of Man
ng and all day Thursday, October 7 and 8, at
f Goods, but we will have BARGAIN VAL
he people of Clarendon County.
and Thursday all day we will have nice MUSIC fur
to come and see our great display of Fall and Win
,r Great Bargain Values and enjoy our fine music..:,
S. R. VENNING, Jel -
. WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY, SPECTACLES, EYE CLASSES AND;
ALL KINDS OF FANCY NOVELTIES.
I make a specialty of WEDDING and HOLIDAY PRES
ENTS and always carry a handsome line of
Silverware, Hand-Painted China, Glassware:
and numerous other articles suitable for Gifts of an-kind.
OOME AND SEE T-IEM.
All Watch, Clock and Jewelry Repairing done promptly and -
Lxvi BLOCK, - MANNING, S. C.
Look to Your interest.
Here we are, still in the lead, and why suffer with your eyes when you::
can be suited with a pair of Spectacles with so little trouble? We carry the
Celebrated HlAWES SpectaCles and 6lasses,
Which we are offering very cheap, from 25c to $2.50 and Gold Frames at $3
to $6. Call and be suited.
_W. M. BROCKINTON.
Hardware Must Be Sold
In the line of Stoves we have twenty different patterns for you to select.
from. Prices from $8.50 up, with Potware. We sell
The Garland Line,
Which is the only perfect baker. These Stoves do not need a song and dance
to sell them. When one is sold that sells another.
We also have Heaters from $1.50 to $6.
Anything in the line of CROCKERY and LAMPS of all kinds at very low
Mason's Fruit Jars at 75c dozen.
Scissors, Pocket and Table Cutlery of the best steel, and all guaranteed.
Don't pay $3 for a Razor when Dickson can sell you a better one for $2.
Pumps and Piping, Grass Blades, Reap Hooks, Shovels and Spades. We
have Axes from 55c up. Can please any customer.
I have the One and T wo-Horse Steel Beam Plows that will go in the ground and
turn the soil.
We will sell you the best Rlat Trap on earth for 45c.; sold elsewhere for 50ec
We also carry Belting and Steam Fittings of all kind; cut and thread Piping
of any size.
Watch my stock and prices. We also have the Atkins Saws of all kinds, Hatch- -
ets and Hammers.
Men and Boys, remember I can save you money on Single and Double-Bar
rel Guns and Ammunition.
BICY CLE R EPA IRS OF A LL KINDS.9
Yours for business,
Dickson Hardware Comp 'y