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Filied Up on X's
Xtra Big Bargains.
Our store is filled from counter to ceiling with
goods that are quoted by o hers at a higher price.
Every article in our store was purchased direct
from manufacturers by us for this season's busi
ness and are therefore all good, clean, fresh, de
sirable goods, bought for you at a fraction of cost
to manufacture. -
Some consist of Samples sent us by jobbers, at
from 30 to 50c on the dollar to you.
-These goods appeal to the thousands of our cus
tomers because they are at a
than our neighbors, and if you have never bought
of us before do so now. The result will certainly
a please you and surprise you.
Yours for business,
S. I TILL & CO.
OUR MILLINERY is the talk of the town be
cause we sell stylish goods at a CUT
Every furniture dealer in Clarendon county claims he has the largest
stock of furniture; and to show the people the truthfulness of. our claim of
having the largest and best assorted stock of Furniture in Clarendon
county we will give
One Hundred DoIlars Cash
to any furniture dealer or private person who will prove between now and
the first of January, 1904, that any merchant in Clarendon county has as
large and well assorted stock of Furniture as ours.
The only condition we require is, the party desirimg to make this S100
shall deposit $50 in any bank, and failing to disprove our claim this S50
shall be given to any public school in Clarendon county. Disproving our
claims he can take the money and spend it at his pleasure.
Here is a chance for any one to make a slick hundred dollars.
You select one man, we select one mnan, these two select a third one;
these three decide who has the largest and best assorted stock of furniture
no mareo blufs,.ere is the money; that ta.lks.
Si. L. K RA SNO FF,
Next to Mutual Dry Goods Company.
TO THE TINES OFFICE.
Fresh testimony in great quantity is
constantly coming in, declaring Dr.
Kink's New Discovery for Consumption
Coughs and Colds to be unequaled. A
recent expression from T. J.McFarland
lentorville, Va.. serves as example.
Hie writes: "I had bronchitis for three
vears and doctored all the time without
being benefited. Theu I began taking
Dr. King's New Discovery, and a few
bottles wholly cured me." Equally ef
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troubles, consumption, pneumonia and
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GUMMING THE STAMPS.
Precautiona Taken to Insure Unt
formity In the Work.
The precautions taken to Insure url
formity in the gumming of postage
fRamps are the most interesting part
-af the work. Each morning when the
workmen report for duty they get a
series of blanks, which they are to fill
out during the day as their work pro
gresses. The government keeps a most
careful account of every ounce of gum
given them and every sheet of stamps
they handle. The system is an abso
lute check on the stamp sheets, but
was. designed to Insure the use of the
proper quantity of gum in proportion
to the stamp sheets.
When they start work in the morn
Ing, each of the men is charged with
1,000 sheets of stamps and twenty-six
pounds of gum. He must spread that
amount of gum over the given num
ber of sheets. Exhaustive experiments
and exact scientific calculations have
determined the proportion of gum and
paper. Rigid and continuous inspection
and the keeping of a running account
with each operator in the gumming
room make it almdst impossible to neg
lect any sheet or to dispose of the gum
except by spreading it with absolute
uniformity over the sheets. The little
vats which hang over the rollers con
tan delicate Instruments which show
the temperature at whgi the gum is
kept and its specific 21-avity. From
time to time the superintendent of the
gumming room inspects these instru
ments. He requires an absolute tem
perature of 80 degrees and a specific
gravity of 29.-New York Tribune.
How Work Kills Music.
Did you ever hear of a telegrapher
who could play the piano? If so, how
many? Not how many pianos, of
course, but how many telegraphers.
Telegraph operators find that after they
have worked at a key for several years
their forearms and their fingers lose
that flexibility that is essential to mu
sicianly work on the piano. As many
of the men are fond of music and have
pianos of their own they find It hard
to be cut off from the enjoyment of
the music they could make for them
selves if it were not for the strained
conditions of the muscles.
There are few other lines of work
that incapacitate a man for picking out
the sharps and flats, but the telegra
phers say that they know few men In
their ranks who can use a piano with
When they sit down before one,
their first move is the old impulse that
operating the key gives them. They
want to use that finger that they use
in sending messages, and they find It
difficult even after they struggle for a
long time to make themselves players
of more than ordinary attanments.
Etiquette by Precedent.
For example of how men may live
and act according to precedent there
can be no better reference than to the
lord chamberlain's office in London.
There In quiet rooms day after day
men learned in state etiquette, court
dress and royal functions reach down
heavy volumes to see what was done
on such and such an occasion. Beauti
ful pictures showing with minute ex
atness the details of the court costume
under various circumstances are ready
to their hands.
Is the shah of Persia coming? Is the
kaiser soon to arrive? Is the king go
ing to receive the monarch of Slam?
Is one of the royal princesses to be
married? When any of these events
happens, the officials at the lord cham
berlain's office know exactly what to
do. And If some point should crop up
which has not been raised for a cen
tury or more they have the faithful
official records as to what was done on
the last like occasion.
A Curious Clock.
In one of the chief watchmaking es
tablishments in Zurich there is to be
seen a remarkable curiosity In the way
of watch or clock making. The time
piece Is in the form of a ball, which
moves Imperceptibly down an inclined
surface without rolling. The length of
this inclined surface, which Is sixteen
Inches long, is accomplished from top
to bottom In twenty-four hours. Then
the ball only needs lifting to the top
again. -This extraordinary timepIece
has no spring and therefore needs no
winding. The hands are kept in mo
tion by the sliding along an inclined
Fuddy-There would be fewer un
happy marriages In the world If men
and women would try to find out each
other's disposition during courtship In
stead of doing their best to deceive one
Dnddy-Yes, I guess there would be,
as you say, fewer unhappy marriages.
In fact, there would be fewer mar
riages of any kind, I guess.-Boston
In the Dark.
"So he kissed you, did he?"
"So was 1. You see, he met me in a
dark corner of the piazza, and"
"Oh! In a dark corner! That ex
plains it."-Chicago Post
Do .Right Niow.
All the gospel In the world can be
boiled down into a single precept-DO
right now. . I have observed that the
boy who starts in the morning with a
determination to behave himself till
bedtime usually gets through the day
without a thrashing.-Charles Dudley
Weaver-Poetry is something that is
born In some one. It cannot be ac
quired. The making of poetry is a gift.
Beaver-So is the disposing of it, so
far as I Intve had any experience.
The Lone Star State.
Down in Texas at Yoakum is a big
dry goods firm of which Mr. S. M. Hal
e- is the head. Mr. Haller on one of
his trip~s East to buy goods said to a
friend who was with him in the palace
car. "Here, take one of these Little
Ealy Risers upon retiring and you will
be up early in the morning feeling
good." For the "dark brown" taste,
headaehe and that logy feelingDeWitt's
Little Early Risers are the best pills to
use. Sold by The R1. B. Loryea Drug
lome Pranks Played by an Equine
A Staten Island physician is the own
or of a horse which has a fondness for
practical jokes. Re:cently the doctor
drove into the country to answer a sick
call. Arriving at the farnibouse he tied
his horse to a post, near which hung a
rope attached to a large bell used as a
dinner signal for employees, and went
in to see his patient. Pretty soon the
bell rang violently. The doctor and the
man of the house looked out, but could
see nothing except the horse. They
had hardly turned away, however, be
fore the bell rang again, and again
they looked, but could see nothing.
This was repeated, and the doctor de
termined to solve the mystery, so at
the third ring. instead of going into
the house he stepped behind a tree in
the yard. He kept his eye on the bell
rope and In about a minute was sur
prised to see his horse lift up his head
and give the rope a hard tug. When
the physician sprang out and confront
ed the horse, the animal put on a look
The same horse the next day was
turned loose in the doctor's barnyard,
and while there the beast saw a basket
hanging on a pole about seven feet
from the ground. in the basket was a
pet cat. The horse put his nose up to
investigate, and the cat gave the in
truder a scratch. The horse turned
I around. looked back over his shoulder
as though to take aim and measure the
distance and kicked cat and basket
into the air. The equine joker then
gave a low whinny of delight and
walked away.-New York Mail and
Jane Wenham was Indicted at the
Hertfordshire assizes on March 4,
1712, for "confersing with the devil in
the form of a cat," under the provi
sions of the act of 1004, repealed In
173. Her prosecutors wished to have
her also Indicted for practicing witch
craft to the harm, of Ann Thorn, a
servant girl about sixteen years old,
but this was not allowed, though evi
dence was produced at the trial to
show what injury had been done the
victim by means of crooked pins and
by placing cakes and cats' hairs in
Ann Thorn's pillow and bow the pris
oner had caused the death of some cat
tle simply by walking through a tur
The jury brought her in "guilty," and
Mr. Justice Powell passed sentence of
death, but took steps to quash the ver
dict Wenham's prosecutors published
an account of the case, but their argu
ments were pulverized by scientific
men. Jane Wenham herself was liber
ated and taken under the protection of
Colonel Plummer. who gave her a cot
tage, and we are told by Dr. Hutchin
son that In 1720 the whole country was
fully convinced of her innocence.
Keeping His Place Warm,
This story is told of a successful gen
eral who was far from being a bril
liant scholar at school. After he be
came famous he one day dropped Into
the old school to pay a visit to the
scene of his former woes. The teacher
was anxious to make a good impression
on the general and put- the pupils
through their lessons so as to show
them to the best advantage. After
awhile the general said: "But which is
the dunce? You have one, surely.
Show him to me."
The teacher called up a poor fellow,
who looked the picture of woe as he
bashfully came toward the distinguish
"Are you the dunce?' asked the gen
"Yes, sir," said the boy.
"Well, my good fellow," said the gen
era!, "here Is a crown for you for keep
ing my place warm."-London Tit-Bits.
Curious Tombuto no.
On a gravestone in the parish church
yard of Great Yarmouth, England,,
there is sculptured the unusual repre
sentation of a clown seated in a tub,
which is being drawn down a river by
two swans. Beneath this stone lies
one of the many victims who were
drowned years ago by the collapse of
an Iron suspension bridge on which
they had crowded to see a clown pass
underneath In the manner described.
The feat, which was a novel form of
advertisement by a traveling circus,
was actually performed, but the rush
of people from one side of the bridge to
the other after the man had passed
under caused the tragic ending.
Life's Rocky Road.
A man's life Is full of crosses and
temptations, says the philosopher of
the Atchison Globe. He comes into
this world without his consent and
goes out against his will, and the trip
between the two is exceedingly rocky.
The rule of contraries is one of the
Important features of the trip. When
he is little the big girls kiss him, but
when he is grown the little girls kiss
him. If he raises a large family he is
a chump, but If he raises a small check
he is a thief. If he is poor he Is a bad
manager; if he Is rich he is dishonest.
If he's in politics It's for pie; If he's
out of politics you can't place him, and
he's no good for his country. If he
doesn't give to charity he is a stingy
euss; if he does it Is for show. If he
dies young there was a great future
ahead for him; if be lives to an old
age he has missed his calling. He is
introduced into this world and to the
next by the same process. The road is
rocky, but man loves to travel'it.
Sneezing in the Orient.
Many savage and semicivilized races
of the orient have some curious cus
toms regarding the sneeze. When the
sultan of Monomtopa sneezes, for In
stance, the fact Is made known from
the palace by a certain signaL Instant
ly every subject within hearing of the
signal sets up a shout, the cry is taken
up by - others and so extends until It
runs through the confines of his em
pire. When the sultan of Senaar
sneezes, on the contrary, every woman.
in his harem or within hearing turns
her back on him and makes a sign of
contempt by smiting her- hips with her
hands-disgusted that so mighty a per
sonage should have to sneeze like an
Little words are the sweetest toihear.
Little charities fly farthest and' stay
longest on the wing. Little lakes are
stillest, and little hearts are the fullest,
and little farms the best tilled. And
when Nature would make anything es
pecially rare and beautiful she makes
it littlelittle pearls, little diamonds,
little dewdrops - multuml in parve..
Much in little is the great beauty of all
that we love best.
Under the 9pell.
Dashaway-A few short hours ago I
was sitting with a girl, telling her she
was the only one in all the world t
ever loved, and so forth and so forth,
Cleverton-And she believed you..
"How could she help i Whys I be
lieved it myslf"-T Ae.
ONE OF OUR BOYS."
Ln Instance of the MagnanimitY of
General Robert E. Lee.
General Robert E. Lee wras sitting on
fue veranda of his Lexington home one
Ifternoon engaged in conversation with
Iome friends when a man, ill clothed
and covered with dust, appeared at the
gate and timidly beckoned to the gen
Apologizing to his friends, Lee rose
at once and went to the gate. Very
soon his purse appeared, and he was
seen to give the man some money.
His friends, knowing the extent of
Wts charity In any case of suffering,
real or apparent, looked on with some
Impatience, for they knew how slender
his means were then and how many
calls of the same kind came to him.
"General, who was that?" one of
them ventured when he had returned
to his place.
"One of our boys in trouble," was
the half smiling answer, for the gen
eral knew the remonstrance which his
friend was longing to make.
"What regiment and company did he
belong to?" persisted the friend, anx
Ious, If possible, to unearth the sus
"Oh, be-be fought on the other side,"
was General Lee's calm answer.
Under no circumstance but that of
actual Illness or extreme debility
should stair climbing become a matter
of dread. In every other case it should
be attended by a pleasant feeling of
The "panting collapse" which many
women experience at the top of a flight
of stairs is due to the assumption of
an Incorrect position of the body dur
ing the ascent and the employment of
wrong muscles for the work. "The
spine should be kept straight as in cor
rect standing and breathing poise, and
movement should come from the knees
and not from the waist and hips. Lift
the knees well, hold the chest erect and
breathe deeply as you pass from stair
to stair." The observance of these
rules ought to make the exercise one
of real benefit instead of a drudge-for
It will be one or the other, since stair
climbing Is a daily necessity to every
woman who has household duties.
Then she need never complain that she
has no time for physical culture.
The Ants and the Elephant.
Eyewitnesses of the marches which
ants make aver that when they come to
an obstacle they go through it or over
it or take it with them. They march
as straight as a Roman road. Human
occupants fly when an ant army takes.
its way through a house occurring on
Its line of march. The legions pass on
and destroy nothing but such as will
serve as food. but after they have gone
not a beetle, a scorpion, a rat or a
mouse or an insect or a reptile of any
size, shape or name remains. All have
been eaten by the army. It is on rec
ord that one of these moving compa
nies was obstructed in Its passage by
an elephant It took the army eight
hours to pass that spot, and then there
remained nothing but the picked bones
of the elephant.
-Disraeli and Lord Bury.
When Lord Bury, afterward Earl of
Albemarle, joined the church of Rome.
he went to Disraeli to confess.
He began by saying that a -difficulty
had arisen, quite unconnected with
politics, and that he was afraid it
meant party embarrassment and that
he therefore placed his resignation In
his leader's hands.
Lord Beaconsfield (laconically)-A
"WelJ, If you like-the scarlet lady.
I hav-e become a Catholic."
Lord Beaconsfield-But how very
conv'enient! A relative of mine has
just taken the same step, and now you
can tell me, what was terribly puzzling
me, the appropriate thing to say in
Praise Your Wife.
Praise your wife, man, for pity's
sake, praise your trife when she de
serves lt! It won't Injure her any,
though it may frighten her some from
Its strangeness. If you wish to make
and keep her happy, give her a loving
word occasionally. If she takes pains
to make you something pretty, don't
take It with only:
"Yes, it is very pretty. Won't you
and me my paper?" It will take you
only a minute's time to kiss her and
tell her she is the best wife In town.
You will find It to be a paying invest
ment-one which will yield you a large
return in increased care and willing
'labor for your comfort. Loving praise
will lighten labor wonderfully and
should be freely bestowed.-Exchan~ge.
Animals and Sight.
In the water fishes see only at very
close range-about half their own
length. This will seem, perhaps, un
likely to anglers, although some of
them can cite Instances showing that
ish cannot see far. Snakes seem to
have a very mediocre sense of sight.
The boa; for instance, does not see at
more than a quarter of Its own length.
Different species are limited to one
fifth or ono-eighth of their length.
Frogs are better off; they see at fifteen
to twenty times their length.
Cakes as Love Letters.
The Hungarian gypsies use cakes as
love letters. A coin is baked into the
weetmeat, which is thien thrown at the
lady as she passes by. If she eats the
eke and retains the coin all Is well,
but If she shodid fling back the silver
it would be fatal to the lover's hopes.
Among the sat-ages of the Arabian
desert the girl Is approached without
ceremony while pasturing her flocks.
She resists strenuously, attacking her
suitor with sticks and stones. If he
succeds In driving her into her fa
ther's tent she Is his, but if she should
resist him lifelong disgrace would be
1 Curb the Temper.
The feculiarity of ill temper Is that It
iste vceof the virtuous. It is often
the one blot on an otherwise noble
character. You know men and women
who are all but perfect but for an
easily ruffled, quick tempered or
*'touchy" disposition. This compatibil
jIty of ill temper with high moral char
ecter is one of' the strangest and sad
dest problems of ethics.
A Guess at It.
Teacher (of class in grammar)-What
do you understand by "parts of
Tommy-It's-ft's when a man stut
She-Why does woman take a man's
name whien she marries him?
He-Why does she take everything
else he's got?
At the Sulphur Spring,
Visitor-This water tites just like
had eggs, doesn't it?
Servitor-Don't know. I'm not an
CARPENTERS IN INDIA.
They Are Careles-s About Measure
ments, Tools and Time.
The chief faults of .the Indian car
penter are his neglect of accurate
ineasurement, his carelessness with re
gard to the efficiency of his tools and
his lack of perception of the value of
time as a factor in the execution of
work. He has also to be taug-ht to oc
cupy his mind with the work in hand
and as much as possible to exclude
other subjects. -
For example, the making of a jack
plane involves the cholde of the wood.
considerations as to size. the angle of
the blade and its cutting edge, the
wedge and.lts holding power, the han
die and finally the operation of plan
Ing.' All these operations are capable
of very simple explanation, and this
exercise provokes an emulation among
students while exercising their reason
ing powers. No Indian workman buys
a plane. He buys the blade and makes
the rest, but he rarely makes it well.
le buys a saw blade and makes the
handle, and, generally speaking, he
spends the smallest possible sum on his
outfit in spite of the extra labor the
economy involves. He must therefore
be taught to make as many labor sav
ing tools as possible and to make them
well. He has to be taught the use and
repair of a grindstone and how to
mount it in wood without metal fit
tings. The hard, tough woods so com
mon in India make this an easy mat
ter. The Indian has yet to be taught
that grinding and whetting are two
distinct operations, the first removing
99.9 per cent of the metal and the sec
ond producing the cutting edge in a
few strokes. His saw Is in such bad
order that he cuts tenons, as a rule,
with a mallet and chisel, and his igno
rance of gauges renders him unable to
make even twenty articles exactly
alike. He rarely knows what size of
nail or screw to use on a given job.
His screw is always too small.-Cas
Nothing ages like laziness.-Bulw'er.
The innocent seldom .find an uneasy
We can do nothing well without joy
and a good conscience, which Is the
ground of joy.-Dbbes
He that Is ungrateful has no guilt
but one. All other crimes may pass
for virtues in him.-Young
A word or nod from the good has
more weight than the eloquent
speeches of others.--Plutarch.
Kind words prevent a good deal of
that perversedness which rough and
imperious usage often produces In gen
An inquisitive man is a creature nat
urally very vacant of thought Itself
and therefore forced to apply to for
'l'he only way.to make the mass of
mankind see the beauty of justice is by
showing them in pretty plain terms
the consequence of injustice.--Sydney
The Young Writei.
No young writer In whom the liter
ary aspiration Is a passion need or
really will be cowed by the array of
mighty and expert antagonists In the
arena whose names sound and resound
so gloriously from the herald's trumpet
In full volume re-enforced by past tri
umphs. Though a true and becoming
modesty may well temper his ambition,
it should in no degree suppress his ar
dent longing. These veterans, young
aspirant, are indeed masters, but as
such your exemplars. They also had
their beginnings, hidden Indeed, as
used to be the sources of the Nile, "not
permitted to be seen small," because
they mastered their art before they
exhibited as artists.-Barper's Maga
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IFIFTEEN YEARS' TEST.
McDonald Hoot Paint Company,
Sumter. S. C.
Manning Hardware Co.,
Information has reached me that par
tis not living on my lands, are cutting
and hauling lightw-ood from the "~Col
cdough place." I'bereby forbid, under
penalty of the law. any and all persons
not tenants on said place from cutting
or hauling any wood from the place.
All persons are hereby forbidden
hunting and trespassing on the lands
now in possession of Hi. P. Spear, ad
ministrator, known as the " Old Planta
tion." Frierson place, near Wyboo.
All persons are forbidden to trespass
on the Frierson, Reese, Lang and
Quackebsh lands in Santee Township
in Carendon County.
W. G. FRIERSON,
1t]l A gent.
Last 0 ortunity for 1903
We have still on hand a good assortment of Fall and Winter Goods, in
fact receiving some right along, namely:
Some very fine Ladies' Jackets just received of the latest style.
Also a new lot of Ladies' Sweaters in all colors and sizes. Don't fail to
get one as they are the rage. We are selling them cheaper than in any
A FULL LINE OF
Dress Qoods and.Trimmings
Also some more Ready-Made Walking and Dress Skirts.
We promise to save you money by getting your Suit of Clotheshr
also for your boy. Come and inspect them.
*. *.* L E' F *+Y
As to this line we are still maintaining our old reputation as we dot
tire of giving full satisfaction in workmanship and prices.
We are also opening a full line of Xmas goods which we wish you to
come and see.
We have again a beautiful line of Ladles' and Gent's fine Pure Linen
and Fancy Handkerchiefs to be cheaper than elsewhere. Just;the thin"--.
for your Christmas gifts. -
A full line of Fascinators.
only want your examination. You will sure find them to your ifish.
Thanking you for past favors, and anticipating your future wants, we
beg to remain
Yours very truly,
Next to Postoffice. i
We Ar . t.
Come to Pinewood.
We are here to do business on a live and let live policy, and a
visit to our store will convince you that we propose to build up
our section of the county making it an inducement to buy at home.
Come to see us and examine our stock of
WE ARE SELLING AT
Notions, Fancy Goods, Gent's
Farmers' Supplies & Groceries,
We keep everything you need at prices to meet competition.
We want you to take a look at our Furniture and the best line
of Buggies in the county. We keep the famous
Rock Hil11 Buggies.
We also carry a full line of Harness and Laprobes.
Come and let us show you some nice Horses and show you
how to save money. We mean business.
R. L. ELDEnR, Pinewood,